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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia 1 ATlsANTA VOL. XXL ATLANTA, i GA. PKICE FIVE CENTS. BEN HARRISON WILL RETIRE. HE IS SICK OF HIS JOB And Will Not Be a Candidate for Re-election. REED IS DOWNED AGAIN. The Democrats .Have Another Field Day JfflD GURRY ALL BEFORE THEM WASHINGTON, June is no longer any doubt of the accuracy of the statement contained in these dispatches last Tuesday that the president told an intimate frie id a few days ago that he intended to re- tiro to tlie practice oi law at the end of Us present terui. The statement comes to your correspondent this evening in such shape as to impart to it absolute verity. James H. Woodard, the California agent ol the railroad, and an old personal friend of the president, called upon him, and while silver was under discussion the president defined his position as unalterably opposed to free coinage, and added substantially that per- sonally he had nothing to gain by acceding to the demands for free coinage, as he intended to retire at the end of his term. The president, it is understood, has made the same statement toother friends within the past week. The Fight In the House Eesumed. The democrats are yet on top. They have Reed down, and still remain seated on his neck. Indeed, the democrats added another point to their victory of yesterday, by the house ap- Droving the journal as amended yesterday, striking out the reference of the senate free- coiuage to committee on coinage. Reed's lieutenants used every possible means, under the rules, including filibustering, to prevent this, and had repeated roll calls for that purpose, but on every one they were de- feated by the combination ol democrats and western republicans. However, on the ques- tion of approving tlie journal us amended, the the vote changed his vote to the amid suggesttous-of ''filibustering" and jeers from the democratic moved a re- consideration. Mr. Tracy, New York, voted with the re- publicans. Bepnblicana voting with demo- crats in the affirmative were.'Messrs. Bartine, Carter, De Haven, Hennann.iKelley.Momrw, and Townsend, of Colorado.. Mr. McKmley also voted in the affirmative for the purpose stated. Mr. Mills moved to table the motion' to-re- consider. The motion to reconsider was 131, nays 123. The question then recurred on approving the journal of Wednesday's proceedings as amended. The motion to approve journal of -Wednes- day as amended, was agreed 132, nays ISO; and the clerk then proceeded to rend the journal of yesterday's proceedings, .amid.-tri- umphant huzzas 011 the democratic side. Tlie journal having been read an'd ap- proved. Mr. Stewart, of Vermont, asked-for recognition with the conference report on the anti-trust bill, and Mr. Bland was on his feet, raising tho question of consideration. "Mr. Biand's purpose was to offer the following resolution: That tionse bill directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issuo of treasury notos thrrt-on. and for other purposes, wish -senate amendments, be taten froiu the speaker s table and senate amendment concurred in. Tho house 1-M, nays to consider the conference report. After a b-hort debate, ill course of which Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, declared that it was the first bill directed against "trusts that had ever passed the American congress, and that in fourteen years' control of the house the demo- cratic party had not produced a syllable of legislation of the kind. The report was 243, nays 0. Mr. Dalzell presented the report of theelec: tions committee in the contested Mississippi election case of Chalmers vs. Morgan, in favor of Mr. Morgan, and Mr. Rowell presented the report from the same committee upon tho case ot Miller vs. Elliot, iu favor of Miller. Mr. Bland then opposed his resolution to takeuptliesilverbi.il. Mr. McKinley made the point of order that the motion was -not privileged; that tho only way to reach the speaker's table was to follow tho order of morning business. Mr. Conger, of Iowa, added, as a further point, amidst sarcastic democratic laughter, that the bill was not on the speaker's table, but in tho hands of the coinage committee. Mr. Bland argued in opposition to the point of order, and held that the was on the speaker's table, and, therefore, within roach. Mr. Springer, of Illinois, said that the effect of the special order, under which the bill was democrats came within an ace of de- feat by Mr. Dargan, of South Carolina, voting with the republicans._ His vote made it a tie, 131 to 131. The demo- cratic leaders, however, kept tally, and knew the result before the vote was announced. COMPELLED HIM TO VOTE BIGHT. They crowded around Mr. Dargan, and alter a few" minutes of earnest persuasion, he changed his vote from no to aye, giving tho democrats two niajority. Losing on this, Reed, with his bulldog ten- acity, whipped his men in line to take up a conference report, which was privileged. That, however, was soon disposed of, and Mr. Bland introduced a resolution that the silver bill be taken from the speaker's table, and the senate amendments concurred in. This was debated for some time, during which Mr. Morrow, of California, a republican, made ajsplendid free-coinage speech, in which he censured his party and Reed for their action in trying to prevent the house, by unfair means, in passing a bill which a majority of the body favored. The speech was received with wild applause by all the democrats, and a number of repub- licans. MR. CASTNON TALKS. Then Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, took the floor to reply. He struck at Jtidge Crisp by stating that he was surprised to see tho gentleman from Georgia, and other candidates'for speaker, following the lead of Mr. Bland. After a, number of other speeches from both Heed ruled the Bland resolution out of order on account of today being private bill day, and under the rules tue regular order must prevail. He -svould- however, state that in itsorderhewould either place the silver bill before the house for action or announce its position, and the democrats' need have no fears, but that they would be recognized to make proper motions. This the democratic loaders considered a victory, and as they recognized Reed was right in ruling Eland's resolution out of order, Judge Crisp moved to adjourn. The motion was voted just as the vote was announced the hour of adjournment arrived, and the fight ended, so far as today was concerned. WILL BE RESUMED TOIXi.Y. Tomorrow the matter will come up again. Another long debate, with repeated roll-calls, is expected. The silver hill might be laid aside for the present, bat the democrats have won a very decided victory, and Reed has sustained his first defeat. It is very humiliating to the hig man from but he is determined to keep on fighting, although he is down, and to stay off a vote proper on-free-coinage as long as possible. BBED'S GAMR. Eoed is working for the presidential .nomi- nation. With Harrison out of the race, he ex- pects to be the administration's candidate-for, the presidency in His idea :5s to getthe moneyed interests behind him, by holding up the silver bill until ho can force a compromise measure, which will be 'adopted hy the conference committee of the two houses. 'This .compromise he hopes to have, in the shape of the house hill, with the bullion redemption feature left a legal tenderclause.putin. .How- ever, the silver men have free coinage in prof-: erence to-a tariff national election law bill, and they propose to hold these-mat- ters up until tlie fate of the free-coinage bill is of the special order, unuui to take the bill outoE the committee of the whole. Thoonly question was whether the senate had added new matter, or a new amendment, that was subject to con- sideration in committee o! the whole, me original house bill hail an indefinite appropria- tion bill as it came from tho senate liad an identical clause, except that tho order of the words was slightly changed. 1 lie new matter inserted by the senate was not subject to reference to committee of the whole. If the friends of free silver would vote in the proper direetion-they would soon have an opportunity to vote directly upon the bill as it came from the senate. Mr. Conger maintained that the -appropria- tions were for different purposes. But aside from that all that the house had done so far was to bfotont or ei-ace tho reference of the bill. How did that) affect the fact? There was record evidence that the speaker 'had re- ferred the bill to the committee on coinage; that it had been delivered by the journal clerk to the clerk of the coinage Committee, and that he had it in his possession. If the honse wanted to recall the bill from the coinage com- mittee it could do so by proceeding under the Mr. Crisp wanted to know where the evi- dence was that the bill had been referred. The house spoke only through its journal. Mr. Conger said that the gentleman could see tho bill in the committee room. Mr. Crisp replied that that made no differ- ence in tho legislative situation. Mr. Conger, nevertheless, maintained that the bill was still properly and" actually before of California, said that the action of the house yesterday was exceedingly significant of its disposition. The fact was situation of the till that couM be' in the lianas 'at the cleric ot.- the committee on coinage, iron! a. parliamentary standpoint-, -cannot -be. stated until the speaker, "at the as he says, luterapon'tne question. 'XJnabontedly a great majority at the "republicans take tne ground-that it.is still witb-the committee- -on coinage. .The free-coinage men intend to ic- new their attacks to endeavor by voting down all .privileged motion, to -get the speaker's table. If .they progress so.lar, they will be in position to know officially the speaker's belief asto the situation of the bill. Mr.' Crisp's motion to adjourn today pending tlie decision of appeal from tho speakers ruling on Mr. Bland'a resolution, was made m deference to a feeling among a -number oi democrats that the silver bill would not .be in order on private bill day. It served to consume time up to dark, when tlie house, by a standing order, was obliged Tto'take a recess. Meanwhile, whips are earnestly at work. It anpeara that tho test votes revealed the fact that twenty-seven republi- cans were absent and unpaired, asagainst ten democrats in like position. Republican lead- ers started oat today under theiinpressron that tbey had a majority, to reverse yesterday .s action, expunging the reference to the silver bill from the journal. But after tha first two votes they were undeceived, thrown apou the defensive and compelled toabaudon that plan, owing to absenteeism. THE -TWIGOB-WATSON MATTER. The news that Judge Twiggs had chal- lenged Colonel Tom AVatson to a duel was read with great interest here today. It has annnoyed Major Barnes considerably that he should have been the cause of a challenge having passed between these gentlemen. However, no one here seems to think there will be any duel. MR. CABLTON'S VIEWS. Mr. Carlton, ol Georgia, feels that THK CON- STITUTION did him an injustice in the head lines of the interview with him in Tuesday's paper. Mr. Carlton is not a candidate for re- election. He so stated in a recent card, and he now repeats it. However, should the peo- ple of his district see 'fit to tender him a re- nomination, it is possible that he might accept it, but be is in no sense a candidate. Mr. Candler left for Gainesville this morn- ing with his daughter, who has just school in Baltimore. Misses Ella and Addle Barnes returned to Augusta this morning.________ E. W. B. STJPBBUfTlSWDENT "or THE STABLES. An Appropriation Moved for n New Office, Bat the Senate Defeated It. June post-office ap- propriation bill, aud consular and diplomatic appropriation bill was reported aud placed on tbe calendar. The consideration of the legisla- HARDEMAI AKD IKJKTHEN Meet'in Joint at !Law- 1 renceville. HlfiffiTOMD .AND RACY. Captain 'Brown's Paper Cuts a Figure in'the Debate. THE GMPfflGN, IN FULL general anS'tne federal ariny, rraiseCiny voice, for the right .at.dat: .people and "demanaed government fliey.were c juarsamg this line to the redemption endett; TILT iropriation bill was resumed, the ques- speaker had no authority'to refer the bill, and that his action was-not -voidable, but void. The fact was that the speaK- tion being on tho point of oalor made by Mr. Allison against the amendment to increase the salary of the commissioner of the laud oflice- from COO to and of the assistant com- missioner from SS.OOO to Tho vice-presiiient submitted question to the senate, and the amendment was declared to ho in 33, nays 14. The amend- ment was agreed '28, nays Hi. Mr. Harris moved to insert an item of for a superintendent of senate stables. A dis- cussion took place on this item, iu the course of which it was stated by Mr. Allison that there were more employes than horses m the stables, and by Mr. Hale that if the establish- ment belonged to a private individual there would be but one man to attend to it. The amendment was ruled out oil a point of OTThe motion by Mr. Dolph to increase the compensation of the surveyor-general ___ onn rona of "Oregon from-. to made the text of a speech by Allison against the general movement to increase salaries. He spoke of complaints, whether just or otherwise, against the extrav- agance of the at a time, too, when there was prevailing over the country a belief that those who were engaged in industrial pur- suits were receiving fair compensation, and when a great many people were suffering from low prices and little employment. He appealed to the-senators on both sides not to go on increasing salary after salary. Upon an appeal from, the-decision of the presiding out of order an increase of the salary of one of the senate clerics, a dis- cussion took place, in the course of which Mr Plumb spoke of the extravagance of the senate in the matter of its employes. The e a year Mr. efs table. The mere physical- gentleman from Iowa, or his clerk, had actual possession of tho bill made no difference in its narliamentary position. 'Mr. Bntterworth declared that there were not twenty-five men under the dome of the capitol who believed that tho billwas incor- rectly their oath. [Republican Mr. Williams, of Illinois, said that yester- day while the motion toTeconsider was pend- ine and the resolution had been adopted, the chairman of the committee on coinage had walked uu to the speaker's desk, taken up a e ce fused to answer his question as to whether or not it was the silver r bill, and had carried it awav. "Why had tlus thing been done? It required It looked like a conspiracy to obtain physical possession; of the bill and deprive! the house of an oppor- the bill had been de- Mrngesaldhat te a en livered to his clerk before 11 o'ctock yesterday morning, and had beon-recerpted "tor. During tho afternoon, upon the request of the journal clerk, it had been put in W possession for short time in order to make some clerical en- dorsements, but he (Mr. Conger) had again i taken it back to tue committee clerk. Bland modified 'the language of his _ .j. ___ j. ana resolntion, BO aa to direct thatthe 'i lie speiuvKK simplify-tlKMuatter a little, and suggested to M7 Bland, that ho understood his wish to be Smnlv to set at the matter when it would come up, supposing teat it w-asapon i_f.l.. -nncoinlr .unfln .t.ltA the speaker's table, (not matte? rat this to do ig upon That tho chair that when -the o Em whatever -it .might ie, was retohelVitshouid-be brought before the iouse. gentleman did not seem to-jconader s Twas Friday-private Mil expense now, he said, was at least they ought to be. The evil was growing every -year, and it would soon become so ereat that it would become a political and he would not be surprised if men were soon elected to the senate on the pledge of ruth- lessly and relentlessly applying the knife to, excrescences around the senate. The force of the senate employes was extraordinary and ex- The discussion was participated in by Messrs. Dawes, Morrill, George, Harris and finally the appeal from the decision of the chair was laid on the table. The formally reported to tlie senate, and the amendments made in committee of tlie whole were agreed to. A. long contest arose over the effort ot Mr. -to have stricken irom the bill the item of S3 000 salary of tlie executive officer of tne- geological survey. Mr. Stewart's amendment to this effect was rejected once, but was re- newed later. A good deal of debate was di- rected to the attack upon Superintendent Powell, personally and by Mr. Stewart and others, and-a vigorous defense of by Messrs. Ingalls, Gorman and others. 'Reference having been made to a newspaper interview in which Major Powell spoke disrespectfully of -Mr.-Stewart and of infer- .ences which inspired, his opposition, Mr. Gorman said; that the newspaper press would misrepresent any one. A large part of the press did not believe that there was an honest man in the legislative or executive .branch ol the government. He paid no attention to what the press said of Mr. Powell, or of any At the close ef .the discussion .tlie amend- ment was-withdrawn by Mr. Stewart. The.bil) was Mr Edmunds offered a resolution, which .went over till the "appointment of-a committee otseveii senators to take into immediate consideration the state of ,Oie ad- ministrative service of the senate, and to-re- should ibe adopted in respect plthe-greatest-efficiency sand-economy of service. The senate adjourned. Bitten by a Mad Dog. E, Ga., June The'gubernatorial campaign was opened here today by a joint discussion batwfien Colonel Hardemau and Colonel Nortlien. It was an old-time joint and high- toned on good, a Tegular giva and take above the belt, with honors to your antagonist, going and coming. The high courtesy in the midst of all this hafd hitting was beautiful to tehpld. It was like the prize-ring, where a couple of doughty champions will shake hands with -the stern, "may-tbe-bost-man-win." If the campaign continues as it began today, it will be.an honor to Georgia and a revelation to those who grew since the days of. the -old-time hustings. The speaking began at 11 o'clock in the handsome new court-house -which Gwinnott has recently completed. hard to get a-more comfortable hall for 250 or 300 peo- ple. T-ke acoustics are .perfect and the venti- lation fine. In spite of the great heat .outside the audience listened in comfort for nearly three hours. But to therspeaking. Judge Tyler rPeeples, the long-time editor of the Gwinnett Herald, introduced Colonel.Hardeman in-a few words, thanking those-preaent for leaving ibeir crops at such a time to hearpolitical-views'uiscnssed. He referred significantly to Colonel Harde- man'a heroic recordMn the days of recoiistruc- led up to it ueftly by an allusion (to Ben Hill, then to Hardeman, defying the fed- eral officers in the fight to redeem the state. 'Colonel- aordoma.n Spesfks. Colonel Hardemau was received with ap- plause, and began happily as follows; "-I believe it was who, when he 'Was about to make an address in public, prayed the Gods that he might say nothing but that which would be beneficial to heard BSSa. Thumbly follow InseTtninpTe- ttiaay.in- saying that it is my-earnest wish and purpose to say nothing to wound the sensibilities of any say nothing but that which will redound to the good of the people and the welfare of the whole state of Georgia." With this disclaimer he launched at once into the discussion, beginning by laying a background of gloomy prospect, against which the play of his brilliant talents shone lumi- nously. "I said he, "it maddens me when I contemplate the troubles and dangers that threaten-this people. -Like -the- 'war-horse, I snuff danger from afar. I-am no alarmist. I would encourage hope rather than excite a fear; I am no political pessimist, always imagining for 'the worst, but I must confess that I see a cloudgatheringagain in the southern sky that presages danger and of the state irom republican "rule, he ended; "I have I faltered'oncesince? Has there ever been a -note of -warning of a danger ihat I have noriBspondetfvrtth my 'Then he-made -the'application of hhrar- gumontto the present situation: "The that'overthrew our Institu- tions ana our state governments, the same partytbat overthrew our social institutions, is again threatening us. federal legislation of a threatening doubtless pass the present Tcongress. Federal bayonets may be again seen around our ballot-boxes. If not, federal supervisors, at least, will -again control our elections, and it win be then for the united people to stand firm in the -maintenance of their-ri'htsnnd their liberties. Why.then, do I say we should'he a united people? Because, -will pardon me when I say it-1! think there is an effort to divide our people. 'There is an effort aoroadjn the land to make a party within a party. There is an impression on the minds of some within'the great party that gave you-your rights and restored to you your government; that that party is-not equal to tho emergency, and will not'discharge its duties to tho people, and forthat -reason, I say there are some in our don t know that they may be found but some elsewhere who are endeavoring to create a party within a party. Call after call is made for political gatherings: organization is perfected, their calls -are made. We are called together frequently, not as democrats, but simply as members of the aUrance, to put men in nomination for the different offices of the country. In doing what we do, do we not create a party of a particular class? L may be asked, are not the alliancemen iu the democratic party good and true democrats? Fabe it from me to make any such allusion, I know that if there is any people on earth who have shown their devotion to their state and their country, it is the planters of-Georgia. Beturning from the war they'fotnid ruined-homes, property gone; with a conrageJ'born of deipair theywent together forth and beat their swords into ploughshares and their -spears into prnning- nooks. -Palsied be this'tongue arid stricken this right arm if I-should make such an asser- tion but do yon not see 'tliat the 'farmers of Georgia-may be, hy in judicious advice, placed hi opposition to their-frWhds -and'divided so that they' carmot unite -again; It woald'.be, therefore, a 'party Of "one class -arrayed against the 'people of every other class and '.profession in the -state. Tms kind of strife engenders bitterness. Boycotts are coin" on. The alliance was not to interfere or religion. This action is! nec- essarily political, because when this party meets together, It is to put'in positiori mem- bers of tho organization; "regardless of ithe rights of any other profession." I'may notseo as one whose head is whitening am permitted to look over and my people as _ tbey enter tlic land of Caanan. -There was a rcanof 0z who had much cattlo and substance, and sons and daughters boca ia Ills house.. One day the Sabeans came And fell txpon thorn and the Chaldeans fell upon them. Then Job was smitten sore and afflicted, and scraped himself with a potsherd as he sat in. the asheft -T3at Job had children born in his old age, and allTiis goods were restored nnto him; outfit was the same Job -who had scraped him- self with a potsherd. So it is with the people of my old state. God has tried us and afflicted us, but at last plenty is laughing on her 'hills and her barns are full. God keep her prosper- ous, and let her stand firm now and forever, la the old party of our country." [Great plafuse'.] Colonel Keply. "When Colonel Hardeman had concluded .Colonel Korthen went up to the stand witU Mr. C. H. Brandt, of Lawrencaville, who in- troduced him aa follows Aa chairman of the executive committee of tho democratic party of Gwinnett county, I nave tha honor to appear before yon to introdnce one of the candidates, and by virtue of fact solely has this honor been conferred upon me. I stall say in introducing him will be thafi without detracting by one word from the distin- guished gentleman who has taken 'his scat, it gives me groat pleasure to testify to thehigti character and unsullied reputation and.tne spotless lifo of the great aud good, and true Christian gen- tle are clean, Ms life is pure, t cloak of the demagogue is not a partof his apparel comes before you as the champion of the peo- ple and the people's friend. His life has beenfrait- for his people, but in a different Jine from that of tlie gentleman who is aa clear his in Beat the taken It is as clear aa the sun cloudless mid-day, and 'his every virtue radiant as the rainbow in its emblazoned beauty. His purpose is not to array class against class.. He does not come here to array the alHanco against the democratic party, or the democratic party against the alliance. Ho isa democrat from head to foot, and from Heart to tougue and USl know myself and-knowhitn and his life, I would travel front center to circumference ol! thi33tate, and Hon. W-.3. Northcn would be ths last man who would disdain to array tne alliance against the democratic party, aud if you give him the commission; of governor, I think I am that it is a banner that will never trail in infaiuy. 1 take pleasure In introducing to you the Christian gentleman 'spotless man, Hon. W. Northen. Colonel Northen was greeted with applause as -he rose. He said: "Fellow- I am here ntion the storm. God grant that my fears are ground- less; but the threatened legislation of the federal government convinces me that there are in store for this people more trials, more oppression, more .subversion; of their rights, more restriction of their; liberty. "To meet this emergency and be-prepared for the dangers of the hour we must have no division, no strife among -our. people. .Class mnst.not be .arrayed against class, or industry against industey, nor trades against 'but all must bo of-one purpose and, heart for the maintenance of our state, and the supremacy of our social and political organiza- tion, the onlyhopeof successful resistance to aggression -and -the dangers that -con- front us together, among you. 'the Ttesnea ragtrtar order-was the reavling Cl' disposed of. Judge Crisp has shown himself master of parliamentary tactics in this fight, and a lead- er who can cope with Reed in any kind of -a battle. Indeed, Crisp has placed himself at the head of his party, and is Carlisle's ac- knowledged successor as leader of the demo- cratic side. The When tho house met the journal of yester- proceedings waajoot read j andSfcb'e speaker announced be ordering tho .previous-question. On a motion made by approve the jonrnalof asamendod by tho resolutionsof previous Mr' SprWer .to know .wien, the i to decide where ithe. would be providing thai; theviewrof the. other r chaii re- 'bi inxwer- prov which tire chaii pre- no oinion, because lie does not .sents no opinion, because ruling, -the speaker finally ruled, resolujion, van -mentwas created an- nonaeementtbat.a mad uog was onike-Btreeto. ,The police before it was .killed -w tod :buten 'Thomas CarBening, a white, Tioy .about two .years old, ihretftiines la the-arm JameaScott, in tho iand years tho Jiand, re. :ana The. bitlen toys at once taken by physicians and A.. subscription lias "hy the passage of pend- in the federal congress will be found in that party whose efforts gained our peace, .defied power and rescued the liber- ties of "the democratic party of the country." Having laid this, the principal 'of his platform, Colonel Hardemau .to the- more personal part of the discussion.- .Hav- ing said- that.Houston county.had, an over-' whelming vote., unsolicited on his .part, cast mostly by farmers and alliancemen, asked him to bear the-banner at the some length -to-discuss the flues-, tion of "In'this wthepeople 'have' alright-to ask some questions. Is-theiKindi-; ;date honest? Is'he capable? Is he true to: :his party? Is he true to his people? In re-, igard to the first, I trust-that a reference to my life is the "only. answerl-need to give-this peo- :ple. -JnTefarence-to 'the capacity to ffll the chief executive office of Georgia, I 'can "'dMy' isay .thaEI have -heeri trosteu.by the people, of. a member ,the oral .assembly; its 'once 'before the war .and once' the-war'a-member of-congrass. In-each- -and all of these-positians I endeavored to dis- charge my whohvdnty.jmditisforthe citizens are gone before. I feel thatitis this people to warn them that tlie'urvision of the -white people 61 Georgia -means tte supremacy of -the (republican and placing -to power the negroes of the country. iT-his I know you -do not desire; but, I say, look at it, fellow-citi- zens, if you wilH "laskmybrother'alliancemenif it was not stated in your halls that the alliance was not to interfere in .politics or religion. What is the consequence? What wilVresult from this thteK? As I said iefore, .strife and division will come. I feel it-I feel it solemnly. Prayerfully 1 have .considered this question, andlrregretthatlam not called upon to say to my brethren: 'Halt, halt, before you divide the "What says my friend Grady m one of his strong speeches? -White .-people, stick Let there he -no divisions Division '.means the subversion of your rights.'" an anecdote of an Irish sailor who undertook to work ona farm. 'He stopped thesox wagon in tie road and hitched the mule he was riding :to the' wheel and went off awhile. The mule igottohioMng-andthe oxen ran away. .The wagon struck a ditch and turned over, the oxen swapped sides of the tongue and the mule got turned endways. -The- .Irishman hollered "Police! "What's the said his master. said he, "the main yard has got around to the rudder of the craft and the lar- board ox is on the starboard side and the star- board ox is on the larboard side. is turncdVbottom-upwsrd and the keel is on top. The.-whole-thinjr ia.gone to hell, and I -am go- ing back to sea." "So, my friends, if you .get divided and mrxedupyouwillgetina predicament after awhile-where you-will say the whole thing is, goneto thd devil and-you-are at sea." -This was followed by great laughter and ap- plause. of- tke -state 'grange. Outside issues, -he said, sprang upon it. Ono iwas direct -trade. The; .president of the state exchange was one of the directors of the grange. Jt .was said :to the 'farmers, ".Give us your support and we will save you-ten or.twelve doHarsra bate on .yoor cotton." iWhat-was tbe result? STot-one dol- lar's worth Of stocfe -did you -get: returned, not one dollar for the cotton. tfear wiltnot.-he'fulnlled. 'fHenry'Grady never -saida truer thing in his life.tban "when'he -his Elberton speech, fAsfcnothmg-fromiyourstate-thatyon of'this county to speak to you-upon-public questions that connect them- selvesiwith my'candidacy for the high office of jrovernor of Georgia. Until very recently, I vaa gratified to :know' two things. First, that there seemed to be- no opposition that -had declareditself to my -successful efforts in this candidacy, t-am now 'confronted Trith the fact that by a strange and sudden combijnation of-circumstances, :I a'm -confronted with tho distinguished
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