1894 REGULAR REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION,
DALLAS, August 28 and 29
The interest of this convention centered around the selection of the State chairman. N. W. Cuney opposed the re-election of N. B. Moore. Dr. John Grant was elected by a vote of 368 to 247.
Officers: Chairman pro tempore, Wilbur F. Crawford, of Milani; permanent, Webster Flanagan, of Rusk. Secretary, D. C. Kolp, of Wichita.
Nominees for State Offices: Governor, W. K. Makemson, of Williamson; Lieutenant-Governor, R. B. Rentfro, of Cameron; Attorney-General, J. A. Hurley, of Hopkins; Comptroller, G. A. Tomlinson, of Tarrant ; Treasurer, G. W. Lowden, of Taylor ; Commissioner of the General Land Office, Ed Anderson, of Travis; Superintendent of Public Instruction, A. H. Colwell (c), of Brazos; Supreme Court, J. M. McCormick, of Dallas, C. H. Maris, of Cameron, C. 0. Harris, of Runnels; Court of Criminal Appeals, W. K. Homan, of Grayson, Henry Terrell, of Bexar, C. G. White, of Smith.
Committee, on Platform and Resolutions: R. B. Hawley, chairman; 1st Congressional district, A. T. Lockett, 2. J. G. Tibbetts, 3. Webster Flanagan, 4. C. M. Ferguson, 5. George A. Knight, 6. B. O. James, 7. Thomas A. Pope, 8. J. M. Terrell, 9. W. K. Makemson, 10. R, B. Hawley, chairman, 11. J. W. Robinson, 12. W. S. Messmer, 13. J. A. Smith.
 We, the Republicans of Texas, in convention assembled, renew our unqualified devotion to the principles of the Republican party as set forth in the National Republican party platform, adopted at Minneapolis in 1892.
 We reaffirm the American doctrine of protection, and we favor more uniform protection to manufacturers and producers in every branch of industry which shall equalize the difference between the compensation paid to American labor and the earnings of labor abroad.
 We denounce the attitude of the Democratic Congress in legislating against the industrial interests of the country.
 We denounce their flagrant discrimination against the agricultural and pastoral growth everywhere, while fostering the combinations and trusts of aggregated capital, creating and maintaining monopolies at the expense of every consumer and injury of the entire country.
 We point with pride to the success of the Republican policy of reciprocity, under which our interchange of trade had grown enormously, leading to free intercourse and freer commerce with every American nation and we denounce the action of the Democratic Congress which has abrogated these trade relations to the injury of every interest and every part of the country.
 We are in favor of sound money gold, silver, and currency its volume as large as practicable, so coined and issued that every dollar shall be equal in value the one to the other.
 We favor the indorsement of the Nicaragua canal project by the National government.
 We condemn the letter of President Cleveland to Congressman Catchings as prolonging a condition of uncertainty which has paralyzed the industries of the country for the past two years, and we approve his action in interposing the National authority to suppress the late riots in Chicago and elsewhere.
 We favor equal school accommodations for all races and condemn that policy of the Texas Democracy which has reduced the per capita appropriation of the State school fund from $5.00 two years ago to $3 or less at the present; also that the State should, as early as practicable, take the necessary steps toward instituting the colored branch of the university, thus putting into effect the expressed will of the people.
 We denounce in unmeasured terms the acts of the Democratic administration in invading and depleting the permanent school fund as an assault upon the noblest heritage left by the fathers to the children of Texas.
 We denounce the Democratic methods of finance, the deple tion of the State treasury, and their utter incapacity in providing State revenues and caring for the State's credit.
 The condition of our sheep and cattle industries demands a rational revision of the State laws governing the lease and sale of State lands. We favor the leasing of grazing lands for long terms, with absolute possession for such term of years, with minimum selling price, confident that such policy will result in increasing revenues to the State.
 We deplore the communistic tendencies of Governor Hogg and his antagonism to that spirit of National unity which should pervade every State of this great Nation.
WHEREAS, the great and rapid increase in the agricultural and manufactured products of the State of Texas makes it necessary for this people to have like advantages and facilities with other portions of the United States in the export and import of all commodities, and make our Gulf ports the gateways to the markets of the world, which would insure and bring a greater trade from all portions of the globe to our doors in exchange for the products of the great northwest, we deem it absolutely necessary that to accomplish this great object it is necessary to cheapen the transportation as far into the interior as possible by water. By improving our navigable rivers we can offer such inducements to the people of the great northwest that their trade will naturally seek our markets; therefore, be it
Resolved, that this convention do ask and demand of the government of the United States such appropriations as will be necessary to make the Trinity River navigable every day in the year from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico.
Resolved, that we condemn the law passed by the last legislature which provides that negroes living in counties under the district sys tem shall not be trustees under that system.
State Executive Committee: Dr. John Grant, of Tarrant, chairman; 1st Senatorial district, W. E. Singleton, of Marion; 2. R. E. Colwell. of Camp: 3. and 4. blank; 5. Thomas Andrews, of Collin; 6. blank; 7. J. W. Butler, of Smith; 8. J. M. Hickey, of Anderson; 9. W. M. McDonald, of Kaufman; 10. S. M. C. Davis, of Hill; 11. W. F. Crawford, of Milam; 12. and 13. blank; 14. W. W. Frazier, of Jasper; 15. L. E. Dunn, of -: 16. Henry C. Ferguson, of Fort Bend; 17. blank; 18. J. G. Shermack, of Fayette; 19. John C. Cain, of Washington; 20. Hugh B. Hancock, of Travis; 21. A. L. Maynard, of Caldwell ; 22. G. R. Townsend, of Victoria ; 23. W. N. Linton, of Webb; 24. E. H. Terrell, of Bexar; 25. J. A. Smith, of El Paso; 26. C\l. Mullins, of Robertson; 27. Harry Harris, of Coryell; 28. B. B. Kenyon, of Taylor; 29. D. C. Kolp, Wichita; 30. Thomas B. Burbridge, of Tarrant; 31. George A. Knight, of Montague.
The proceedings of this convention are taken from the Dallas News
"Platforms of Political Parties in Texas Edited by ERNEST WILLIAM WINKLER"