The Hartford Weekly Call, August 15, 1884

The Hartford Weekly Call, August 15, 1884

Mr. Albright in the Field.

MR. EDITOR: Allow me a brief space in the columns of your paper for a few words with your many readers upon the question of State Senator from this district.

I hold that the proceedings of the meeting held in Judge Buck’s office on the evening preceding the Senatorial Convention were fraudulent and unjust. I believe that meeting to have been packed in the interest of Judge Kellogg, and for the purpose of overturning the will of a majority of the County Convention which was held in Emporia July 12th.

At that meeting the two alternates who were present and cast their votes for Judge Kellogg, thus giving him a majority of the delegation from this county, had no right, and themselves admit that they had no right, to cast such votes. I therefore sent a telegram to Eureka the next morning, to the effect that I did not feel myself bound by the action of that meeting; and I wish to notify my friends that I propose to continue the contest for the office of State Senator, subject only to the decision of the people of Lyon and Greenwood counties in November next.

Much has been said in your paper about the legality of Mr. Stotler’s nomination. If Mr. Stotler has no right to his nomination because of fraudulent votes, as claimed by many, how much better right has Judge Kellogg to his nomination when he knew that the two votes which he received that gave him the Lyon county delegation were fraudulent ones? Now, if the papers and people of Lyon county desire to sit down on ringsters and put-up jobs, they have an opportunity to do so.

Very Respectfully,
G. W. ALBRIGHT.

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