Bio: County Treasurer Allen 1875
Contact: Vickie

----Source: The Clark County Press Date: 12-4-1875

The Opening Last Saturday morning papers were served on W. C. Allen requiring him to show by what authority he now holds possession of the office of County Treasurer. The proceedings were instituted by Mr. W. T. Hutchinson, of course, A. Scott Sloan, Attorney General, being the attorney in the case. Mr. Hutchinson is using all lawful means to carry out the wishes of the people in his attempt to get possession of the office to which he was elected by the largest majority ever given any candidate for that office in this county, and is daily receiving encouragement from prominent men of both political parties, many of whom were among Mr. Allen’s warmest supporters less that a year ago, but who have since lost all confidence in his official integrity, at least, and are now more anxious to see him removed from that office than they ever were to secure his election to the same. Mr. Allen, we are informed, has been absent during the past week, taking advice in relation to answering the complaint filed against him, which must be done within twenty days after its service. That it is impossible for him to set up a valid defense, is conceded by the entire legal fraternity, but he hopes to be able to institute dilatory proceedings, which will enable him to retain the office during the greater part of the term. Already his friends have made the boastful statement that Judge Bann will not grant a hearing of the case at a special term, as the case evidently requires, and that it will not be brought up until the March term of the Circuit Court for this county, when an allocation for a continuance will be made, and 0 if they are to be believed - granted. We have too much confidence in Judge Bann to believe that he could be induced to favor a scheme so dishonorable, and regard the imputation as a direct insult and an open affront offered to an upright officer, and an honorable gentlemen. If Mr. Allen’s claim to the office for which he now contends is as plainly evident as he and his few interceted supporters claim it to be, let him ask an immediate hearing of the Court, that he may be sustained in that position. An honorable course is the only one to be pursued by an honorable man, and in this case, lies only in immediate action.

 

 


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