REPUBLICAN PARTY OF
1896 "REFORM" REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION
FORT WORTH, September 9
Sixty counties were represented at this convention. It was held contemporaneously with the " Regular" Republican convention, with a view of coming to some working agreement with that body. A plenary committee was appointed to continue negotiations after adjournment.
Officers: Chairman, Dr. Max Urwitz, of Harris. Secretary, George Hall, of Orange.
Nominees for State Offices: Governor, Henry B. Cain, of Harris; Lieutenant-Governor, Robert Hanschke, of Bexar; Attorney-General, J. H. Norton, of Harris; Comptroller, T. B. Johnson, of Bexar ; Treasurer, W. N. Norton of Dallas ; Commissioner of the General Land Office, James M. Steere, of Dallas; Superintendent of Public Instruction, H. F. McGregor, of Harris; Railroad Commissioners, C. H. Donohower, of Deriton, Ed Davis, of Marion, L. B. Brackenbraw, of Brewster.
Committee on Resolutions: H. B. Cline, S. L. Hain, J. M. Decker, J. J. Fairbanks, L. E. Deger.
1. We heartily indorse the platform as set forth at the St. Louis convention, and, in naming as our standard bearers McKinley and Hobart, meets our approval and we assure the National ticket of our support.
2. That the growth of our party in worth and numbers requires that in the counties where the white and colored races are numerous, the races should be organized in separate primaries whenever desired by either race.
3. That we condemn lynching as a violation of the law and corrupting the public morals.
4. That we recommend that the fee system be abolished.
5. That the public school system should give at least six months open school, and that all children of school age be compelled to attend some school for such time.
Committee with Plenary Powers: J. J. Fairbanks, of Gray son; J. P. Newcomb, of Bexar; Whit Dryden, of Tarrant; J. B. Schmitz, of Denton; H. F. McGregor, of Harris.
St\ate Executive Committee: J. J. Fairbanks, of Grayson, chairman.
"Platforms of Political Parties in Texas Edited by ERNEST WILLIAM WINKLER"