REPUBLICAN PARTY OF
1904 "BLACK AND TAN" REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
DALLAS, March 22
Dissatisfaction with the treatment accorded the negro, and with the decision of certain contests, caused three members of the State executive committee to bolt during the first session of the regular convention. The bolters immediately called a convention of those delegates who opposed Cecil A. Lyon. The convention thus called was composed largely of colored men, and a few supporters of E. H. R. Green.
Officers: Chairman, A. J. McCauley, of Dallas. Secretary, R. B. Smith.
Delegates to the National Convention: State at large, J. G. Lowden, of Taylor, G. W. Burkett, of Anderson, J. W. McKinney, of Grayson, A. J. McCauley, of Dallas.
Presidential Electors: State at large, George M. Patton, of McLennan, J. W. Burke, of Travis.
George W. Elliott, of Titus, read the report of the committee on resolutions. It indorsed Roosevelt and all his policies, and recited a number of things which it is said will make his administration famous and very beneficial to the Nation and the world. McKinley and Hanna were also lauded.
While no names were called, the party managers in Texas were roundly scored. The report carried with a whoop, even the clause which read: "The Republicans of Texas hereby declare that they will no longer permit the Federal officeholders to manipulate Republican conventions in this State, nor corruptly control our party organization."
"Platforms of Political Parties in Texas Edited by ERNEST WILLIAM WINKLER"