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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, October 8, 1900

Republicans hold one of the most enthusiastic meetings of the present campaign

The Show Hall was built in the early 1890s as a community hall in the business section of Black Diamond. It was later torn down in the late 1960s. (BDHS Calendar series, 1981)

The Show Hall was built in the early 1890s as a community hall in the business section of Black Diamond. It was later torn down in the late 1960s. (BDHS Calendar series, 1981)

Black Diamond, four years ago one of the Populist strongholds in King County, was the scene Saturday night of a most enthusiastic Republican rally. A crowded hall, the largest audience at a political meeting there this campaign, greeted every telling point of the speakers with applause long and hearty.

The enthusiasm and the size of the audience was particularly striking in comparison with the fusion rally there last week. Clark Davis and several other leaders of the Democratic party were present, but the audience secured by them was little more than half the size or that of the Republicans Saturday night. (more…)

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