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Description: Alliance Meeting Elects OfficersDate: June 5 1891
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County, MS Library
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 3
We give below the action of the Alliance mass meeting at Pontotoc, last Saturday, as telegraphed from that place to the Memphis papers. It will be seen that no instructions were given for District Attorney, but is claimed that all the delegates are for Anderson:
The meeting was organized by electing Capt. S. P. Bigham as chairman and N. W. Bradford, editor of the Pontotoc Democrat, as secretary. Delegates were appointed to the State convention and instructed to vote for Walter McLaurin and J. H. Askew for railroad commissioners. Delegates were appointed to the judicial district convention to nominate a district attorney. Afterward a motion was made to instruct the delegation to vote for Walker, of Monroe. A motion to table this motion was made and voted down by a close vote, but the convention adjourned without taking action on the original motion. Ten delegates were appointed to the senatorial district convention and instructed to vote for Hon. Richard Wharton, present State Senator, for renomination. The county Democratic executive committee was dictated by farmers, who were out in force. Resolutions were adopted indorsing Barksdale and Burkiitt for the senate. A primary election was called for August 25th, to select legislative and county officers.