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Barkworth The Man

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Kalamazoo, Mich., March 9. - Thomas F!. Rarkworth, a leading attorney ol Tackson, was nominated yesterday aftirnoon by the Democratie state convención for justice of the supreme court. He received. 452 oL the 772 votes cast on the first ballot, and it was made unanimous. The contest was wholly between Barkworth and ex-Justice Alian B. Morse, the four other candidates having withdr&wn before the first ballot was completed. Prior to the convention Itwas asserted - and denied - that Judge Morse's sympathies in the last presidential campaign were with the gold Standard Democracy, and this is believed to have afïected the result. All the elements of silver fusión were well represented among the delegatea, and the nominations for regents of the state university were g-iven to Edward F. Lagendre, Democrat, of Calumet, and Stanley E. Parkhill, Populist, of Owosso. Whltlng's Blaat Against Trusts. Hon. Justin R. Whiting, of St. Clair, late fusión candidate for governor, was the temporary chairman. His address was a strongly put arg-ument for free silver. an arraignment of Republican policies, andcondemnation of trusts and combines. He said in part: "For centuries man in his savage state exercised unrestrained license, until there developed an appreciaticn of the rights of man. Individual and human government was formed to restrain license and establish liberty, until today highway robbery hostile to public sentiment. And yet today a process more refined but none the less cruel is actually in daily practice by the rich and powerful in this country, and their practices are sanctioned by executive ofneers of this government. Is the mission of the Democratie party ended while the spirit of spoliation and plunder possesses the gevernment? No, my f rienda. Not only the greed of our people but an organized greed, backed by the money tyranta of the Old World, are today intent on getting such control at the coming national election aa to make the mastery over the productive power an easy task." Kesolutions for Radical Free Silver. Kx-Judge John Mir.er, of Ditroit, was rrade peimar.ent chairman. 'The report of the resolutions committee was great;y delayed by discussion of a resolution oftered by Fred A. Baker, of Detroit, inüorsing the Hill amendment to the Chicago platform to the effect that the free coinage of silver at the rate of 16 to 1 should not appfy to existing conirncts. This amendment was presented to the convention as a minority report and was tabled. The resolutions as adopted reaffirm the Chicago platform, pretost against the retirement of the treaíury notes, denounce trusts, demand an amendment to the constitution making an income tax possib'e and favor equal taxation of all property in Ihe state; declare for disposition of the eclonies for the best interests of the American peop'e. r. r test against a large standing army and praiee the service oL the army and navy; congratúlate the perty on having the leadership of Col. Bryan. Declaration Against Trusts. The plank upon trusts says: "We believe the greatest menace at the present time to American civilization and to the industries and politieal liberty oí the people consists in the growing tendeney to place the business of the country in the hands of combinations and trusts; and we denounce the gold trusi, money trust, sugar trust, oil trust, match trust, tobáceo trust and every other trust having for its object the control of production and prices; and we submit as our candid opinión and delibérate judgment that a graduatej federal and state income tax would furnish effective means of suppressing trufts. Vi'e request immediate passage of an income tax measure by the state legi&lature."