[April Thur 5]
State Convention at Ellensburg.
It was the grandest aggregation of soreheads
that ever met in the State of Washington. Every
man whom Wilson has denied office for the
good of the party was there for revenge, and their
forces were able to Give Ankeny the majority.
Hopkins, the Wilson manager from Spokane Co.
was defeated, as was Hughes, the P.I. manager
from King. Co. Spokane Co. was not allowed
any representation whatever, and to add
insult to injury Pierce Co. "stood in" with
the "sorehead" - Ankeny forces. I protested, but
in vain, for Sullivan, Bates &c were in the
majority. I am afraid that a factional
war in the part will be the outcome of this
action, and it may give Cushman
much trouble. Have just written him
in great detail about the result.