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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               11 VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGTJST S. PAGES. FKICE FIVE CENTS. IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED. OUB DEMOCRACY, TRIED AND TRUE, Meet and Select the Party's Stand- ard Bearers heap ol big men Colonel B K. B chard- son, ol the Columbus Enquirer Sun, exer- cised a newspaper man's and had a desk to himself Directly in front of him Gus Little, Wes Murphy and Price Gilhert, other members of tho Mus- coijoo delegation Out on the e 'ses were Colonel Living- ston an interested spectator, "W A Brougliton another alliance loader, ulio rep- resented Morgan Dr Dejornotte, of Put- nam Carter Tate, of Pickons, and Ills HESBITT MD LESTER ME THE MEN dominations for the Other Ofiices r Acclamation by COL NORTHEN'S RINGING SPEECH The Kejnote of the Democratic Campaign THE STORY OF THE CONVENTION TOLD For -Oovernoi Til T NOUTHI-N of Hancock or Scent no State rill! I If COOK of Leo 1 or Tr  s convention is from top to bottom one it excellency The men selected to bear the '-tamlirl oE the r paity to victory and to servo tlio in positions of grave commended It to the hearts of all men evervwhere and at all times Pure and uudefiled democracy in tins The ot the states in the management oi their own affairs, and deter- mined distrust of all eentiallz-itlon the fearless reform ol thetanffind death to alt protection, equil ce to all sections and claesoa, ana special to noue, taxation for purposes oi revenue only, ana that fltea bj risid economy the honest eTpendittire of the public nu.nex and that only lor necessarj and constitution purposes Eternal enmity to all monopoly and ttie eta tation of the citizen above tlit i ower of mon j to oppress a currency commensurate v >mme to the wants of com morce ami prottcted by legislation from tlie Huddtii and selnsh control of cipital Such a witli sucli a of priueu can never perish ft cm the truth haB a irct tills tilth will be taught utherdtir wner e-ver huHianity has a ftieml it will be read with intir --t wherever li a de fin it! it wiJl n sjn re lil-a heart To ihese aaiiooiK i Iiuietl our laith aid far 1 ure tl e> which ecOHit It f "or a the bcned o i of wise iml t< n  i ion Tlu se aro tlie> that have rrnittn tlier (ho viul tla n h iit in nation il rfsicisilil lie worthy the great honor btst4 t i iij.on Lliem Cut me n. hav e been men wcie in tie w is lorn of tho convention eh feited They are all democrats tried an 1 true at d the ticket is one to command tht, inspect ind liearty supi ort of cry tuo J IK r of the party Per de i In all its ict minted was tho convention i s and the scenes enacted in the 1 all of tho house of lepresontatives jc-neulaj were scenes to be remembered IMega os and spectators began ariiving eailv Tl e old timers knew that seats Id suon bo it a premium and thcj catno to preempt the best positions others who new in the convention business so n learned and by 11 o clock tho inobt do liable places had been taken Familiar faces "were to be seen every where Iho Fulton count; delegation 'with gen al George A.dair at its head had the most dcs rablo '-eats in the hall, tbe front row at tho left of the speaker a desk On the opposite side sat Colc-nol Clifton the 1 war horse, of the Savannah delegation m the last house, who -will bo here again v Inle out m front were Colonel Peter Eeilly, Gazaw ay Hartrulge George Owens and other Chatham county men Fleming of the Richmond delegation, sat near them, and imneliftely across tho aisle were the Other delegates from Augusta, noticeablj pr ni ncnt among thorn "Pleas" Stovall, tho lni hant managing editor of The Chronicle, C llci rj Cohen, and others Bibb cmm y s delegates came in later, an I for a time stood back m tbo middle aisle Later, Henry Richardson, "Wish Dos au Dupcnt Guerry and others found near the speakers desk With them Jim Blouut, on his way back to "Wash, ins ton where, he viill receive hearty con gntulitions from his upon his recent renomination He had to submit to a verj grea-t deal of that sort of thing eslerdaj Another prominent Macon man stood ov er by the door leading to the clerk's old Tom Hardoman Back near thej-water tank the largest del- gation in the convention found seats That the delegation from Hancock, Colonel Korthen's home They wore for the most part sturdy farmers, and they had at their head a> man who -would be prominent in any gathering Tbat was ex Congressman Seab Reese Seab -was circulating .unong the members very freely, all of which means that he IB a candidate for tho ;radge- slup, Tvhicb. will be made vacant if Judge Sam Lumpkln goes to the supremo bench Judge Lumpkin was an interested specta- tor, and so were Hon. McWTiorter, of Ogle- thorpe, and Colonel "Worley, of Elbert, who have entered the lists against Reese Another prominent figure was Colonel Jim gmith, of Oglethorpe, Georgia's biggest Sanaejr. by tbe way, tonushesa ONFUVL PHIL COOK brotl or, who is a senatorial possibility GT Senator Ma-.sen gale, of "Waircn, whom everjbodj hero Knows, Dr >elms cx- kci per ol tho pcmtentiarj, 'who was put ting 111 good licks for JSesbitt Lester ind his son surrounded byua majority of the male population of Cobb countv Will Henderson and Walter ire theie for Tuo'ge then as Iho crowd thicl ens prominent become too numerous to mention The storv of tho convention is soon to he tol' J he j clocks ou the n rtb and south walls 10 do not cm tc inite and there is some spot ul i ion as to whu i will rule but Chairman Beiner settles it by solcctma the most advanced There weie some surpuses over the orGam zatuii Jud_.d Ividdoo who was so lc onr dmn and >oi r patriotism will prt. cive thr-r-e irr jti mvi 5ate and in VH a le 1 rtonttsliatf. the teais en t rUmed by 4 nne th it the great in ikomu, of our ILPICU t lal MLB tin ui it> of the demjcntii. i artj I icunt tlie d-tt ti n is an denee th t t  tie si homing pohtliiin who cr s tin. in f r his ajsgrn t sav etttheebtunl us sitnn To the honest and i itii tic aim I m ke with, tlie h 'ic ot hi--t< rj th xt in all and m all lands vvhtre fru 1 111 ed tlie men whop'oniru the and ci ver the tields with harvests have I in u its 1 ravcsts rs and the con ot i ure and j elul government To nil i en I comnu i  r tompoiarv chairman bv T J De Jarnette of 1'u ia. n an i the nomination was sect nded bj sever il AVilliam G of Richmond in a slu rt sj h sa 1 lie dosirei to n tin in ite a II an w ho 1 al unswervii g j stood bj the linn cip es so fir nlv, laid nvolition At 12 o clock, Chairman Robe-t Bernor, of the state democratic committee, ascended to the chair and called the convention to oidor As the echoes of hisgavol rebounded through tho contention hall, the uproar and confusion -was instantly hushed and sat with eagerness aud silenco to heat tho opening speech BEE.KER'3 SPEECH Chairman Bemer Rpofce as follows Aly lellovv Countrymen The hour fixed for vour conv emng has arrived It becomes my duty as chairman of the ei.eeutivo committee to call this convention to order I greet you today fellow citizens, in the name of a happv and progressn o people, and a united and triumphant democracy 3tis with a patriotic pleasure and gratification that I sav unto vou there is no dissension in our ranks It ib a solid phalanx for democracy in faitniul loyalty to the will of tlie party Its harmonious ranks are A Hams mov ed that a committee of nvti bo app )in ed to o cort Mr Kiddoo to the clmir and tho following names were put on tkat committee W A Harris, Ju Ige i 1 un G bo  W A Bronjiton and AY H Harrison Vltei be i c tortcl to the chair Judge IvuHooiiiile a sti 1 mg s toeh that rung like tlio Uao n etal of democrny JLIH C Kll UOO a SPEECH He w as ffrceto 1 vv th a] pla isc am he faced the a sen stnul ng at tbo speaker 3 desk I eiitleuien ol the d< noeritie convention lit 1 r tin h nor 3 u 1 tvejust conlerred ui 11 me I ret irn n y hi irtft.lt It altirds e ae--eiiilj o after a eriod of 1 le 1 1  uld KUJW by this time tl at the g v eminent hid 110 truer sons than the clemi u-its ot i Vi Uuse] ut ilnd in oM tnin v advancing to thp not in vv ir w irliko Ihej art trv our liberties under the gui-e ol law and to control our d mes tie purptMc to put aliens am ut ho vMll altei1 have voted how we It ue voted with no ipptalirum their dtcision Una i-i a trv ing time 1 litre is an old dem >erat r of which I am remind cd in this connect! the we art Lovt-ri ed the l we are governed It is a t that vvi 1 do to try our meas urrslv and if we appl> that alwajs we can t go wr  in the land I late the finances of >our stite are m a health> condition I congratulate ni as Oeor inans upon the fact that this grand old "tate can float her UebtO in tho mtrket of the with V Hardeman, seventh district, T W Akin, eichtb district J S De Jarnette, jiiinth district, Carter tenth district, H Clav Foster, State at large Washington Des- sau "and W C Glenn Sci eral other, motions were made here in rapid succession for tho com ention to adjourn until 330 or 4 o'clock, but they were ruJed Colonel "W i? Kovi'le :moved that W Northen be by acclamation, but when told that several speeches -were to be made withdrew his motion, saying he only wanted the convention to go to work KOatrSiATING COLOfciEt. NOBTHEN When Colonel John Temple Graios arose in the right of the ball and addressed the chair, everybody knew that it was to nominate the next governor of Georgia Colonel Graves was recognized by the chair Silence hovered over the coin eulion h til and around the galleries, filled with throngs of ladies and gentlemen of voices shouted "Take the stand'" Get on the rostrum! In deference to the wishes of the convon tiofl said Colonel Graves after a second s hesitation, I will take the stand Escorted to the stand by the chairman's side, Colonel spoke as follows J JHN TLMPLL S SI Ll-  i ied t u, thrust of his foes was in candor It? keen point went home with 1 ut standmn-t xlay in conquest complete tie mav niiij, Excali bur deep m the sea ent that borders his kingdom oi peace From to last Ins has 1 eeii a battle fought th >i t frh ime and won without dishonor No combination 1 a touched him, no pledge entrails no promise binds and hunting nineteen months in the liglu 11 his discord or opposition is here fitirsl [Applause J In all tries tlie people in sc emergencies pro to thi farm and between ;he plowjhandles their leaders More than two thousand jear- the Ramans called Cm- eirnatus from the p'ovv to lead their Armies to In o-ir countrj the people ciHtd fromc us farm, on. the Potoiuac.the immortal tun to lead their armies to triumph and to-preside over the destinies of the young nation History is but repeating itself We today call from tho old countv of Hancock one of her farmers ;o pres de as tne chief executive of the great of ?ieorjria As one w ho has devoted his time and -whatever ability he poisesaed to the agricultural interests of the cauutrj I jo'n, with all mv lieart in all tha hcjtv of the occasion, and tru-t and hope wa .v e brighter   ahead One word more and I ii dune To be the successor of any of Georgia's tvemor s is an honor but to be tlie successor ot John B Gordon who in many respects the greatest man Oeorpna ev er pro lucid ib an honor winch seldom ial s t the lot of man. "We feel that we present to the pe le of Georgia a man in the person of the lion W Is Northen, of the county of Hancock v, >rthv t I c hii sue- cej or Pardon me for upon vour ie These remark" occurred to me In an im- promptu manner as being somewhat germane ta the OLcas on 1 second n( mil atiouof lion W. J Northen for governor of Georgia Colonel fomith 3 speech was continually m- tcrrui ted ith applause and vv is followed with much cheer ng The convention was inclined to cut short speech making but Colonel Smith succeeded in making his MR IKJPOI.T OL EURO'S SI FFCH tfr Guerry, as a delegate from Bibb county, made a ringing speech that won golden opin- ions from overybody at the convention 1 have come to represent in part the county ot Bibb he said A countv that has been mis- construed to some extent but a countv thaulc God that is fair progressive and above all dem- ocratic Applause 1 She had her first choica fnr governor of Georgia in Hon. Thomas Hardeman but like her- self she w as. too unselfish to insist, against the democratic choice of so many other cmntiei which are in common with herself democratic through and through She conies toilav to olTcr her hiiid of" vision tint beat uj; hone he comes today uiiha t p ered and unstained, to bear from this prebence the nohle mantle that lalls from stairless el) tulders on hie own slwll be done for the man whom (he people delighted to Into tlnshigh coun cl the people send tlie question and its anbwt-r Ab the mere voice and echo of the mightv sound behind me it is mine to name William J of Ilaxeoc as the next governor oi Georgia From the mountains where libertj the fertile nelds where cotton into glori it is jours to answer 'This shall be none for the man whom the people dehghteth to honor In the midst of his speech it became evident to lus hearers that Colonel Graven -was grow- weak, as his faltering voice but feebly re- road that be and with profit and MJ result of that lease there will the near future from th it property S-0 000 a call uion evcrv member of the contention to keep order and to >rk in harmony to the good of the party [Applause THE TEMPORARY fel CRETARTES Hfii "W A Harris moved that Messrs Mark A Hardman H II Cabamas and tueono fepeer be made temporary secretaries 1 ho motion passed and tho socretanes took their i laces Somebody moved that Hon "W A Harris be a Uled to the list but be decided in his in- imitable style saj ing "I have a more honorable duty to perform which is to represent on this floor, the grand old county of Worth Some delegate moved that the democratic press be added to the list of secretaries, but tbe motion was lost failing to receive a second Hon "W A Harris, of Worth, came to be in the near future rrom tn it proper bj ,p-u vw a, vear that will be poured into your school coflera and bless the lives ot tbe children of Georgia I congratulate jou upon the lact that the dispoat tion of the question leaves Georgia today where the people may feel confident in saying that the Kmlature in the near future will neither stay as nor draw as n uch pay as they have for the last tw jears Tho disi osition of that question, and of the le -Islation that necessarily followed the new constitution of 1878 leaves us where there can be no question of the fact that the session must be bliortencd-tbe legislation diminished e are here to look back upou the w iri of the past but inostlv to link forward and see what there is in the future for Georgia for Georgians and the grand old democratic partj here today to fix a platform upon which the party of Georgia can stand and on which they to fix a platform that, In ae c( rdance with the phrase th.it comes down to us from the time of Jefferson, tlx it according to those prmunleg of democracy which we have been taught to love and which our fathers loved aud contended for fix a platform that ignores no give to the democratic pa tj of Georgia a platform that recognizes .the lariuer the lawyer the merchant, that trives to the manufacturer and to every Claw m Georgia those rights which farmers and justice demand should be given to her and whei vou have made that platform, let all demo crats stand on it [Applause] There must not cannot be a division We are here to reason together as brothers e are here to come to a conclusion that w fair that is just to all and in that day against the solid legions of democracv You have gathered here for a ereat and patriotic purpose It is on these occasions to indulge in much fraternal coun sel But a glance tells me that that this is to be a convention of work, and not of words I hardly deem it necessary to consume the time with lor harmony I look into -jour earnest, patriotic faces and i feel that the fortunes of the democratic party are safe in your loyal hands on come train all the avenues of life Vou represent all the interests of the great state fcBut varied as mav bo jour callings aud mteres s, the great heart of this convention I know warms and tfanlls with one common purpose, the success ol front. the party, the perpetuity of its principles, the. "onr -wren coodandthe glory this blessed old common- wealth. Your wisdom and patriotism will pre- serve Inviolate these great principles of toe and honest government which are embodied: m the democratic party, and which have secured to GOTO? the Inestimable blessings! enjoyed by her The creed of democracy, grounded In the divine riuht of every man to pursue unmolested and on- molesting Ms substantial happineds te. atoncethfi SlmplestandthesublimeatoSatt Itsperleotwiedoni, patnotisaaBd lustice, K IT SAHDEMAN move that a governor he nom- inated to preside over the destinies of Geor- gia." This wop greeted with laughter, and cries, "You're too fasttf "Oh, I see I'm not Sn said the gen- tleman, from, "Worthy "that last motion con- fused me W. A. moved that the roll of countiesTJB called and the names of the dele- gatea ce Rent to the dosfc. Tile motion Vie cannot afford to be discourteous fcvcry element of our party must be tairly treated Ev ery element of our party must hav e their conclusion and their ideas properly and fairly weighed. and when we have done that we can come together, and with a united phalanx advance to victory and hold out to the people of the union to see tLat Georgia is democratic votes, and neither tne uower of the bayonet nor the Infamy of the scala- Vatr can make her anything else Vpplanse So long as the white people of Georgia stand together as one party and as one man to ngnt tne battle for one side so long, gentlemen, shall the morality, shall the intellect of Georgia rule her destiny and thrill our government 1 am now ready, gentlemen to entertain a mo- tion for tb6 election of permanent secretaries for this convention Mr "W A Hams moved that the temporary secretaries be asked to serve permanently The motion carried Here repeated motions were offered to ad- journ until 3 o'clock, but they were voted down each time overwhelmingly THE ORDER OIT IffOMUi ATION3 On motion of Mr Smith, the elections were taken up in the following order 1. For Governor 2 For Secretary ot State 3 For Treasurer 4, For Comptroller General 5 For Attorney General 6 For Commissioner of Agriculture 1 For Executive Committee Mr "W C Glenn moved an amendment that a committee on resolutions he anpomted first, and that all resolutions be referred to this committee -without debate It tras also amended that committee- man be appointed irom each congressional and two Irom the state at large. Ol. BESOLCXIOSS The following committee was appointed accorilmgly Fifta ihstnct, Hofce Smith, chairman, first district, A. I Branham, second district, X. A. ttard district, M, Everett; O I. IESTEE sponded to his beautiful thoughts so roundlv shaped This created intense excitement and 011 all sides were beard expressions of svmpa thy for the gallant and eloquent orator who was undoubtedly a sick man He continued to speak however until it uos too mucli for him and staggering backward lie for being caught by those nearest to him Overcome by the intense heat he was not permitted for some moments to continue Ins speech, ind perhaps would not hav e been able to have done so then, had it not been for a motion made by some one near him that the convention adjourn want to hear the grand speech I know my friend will said Bill Harris as he supported the motion to adjourn As he heard tins, Colonel Graves bravely arose again and briefly closed his speech by placing before the convention the name of Georgia's next governor "I had au indistinct feeling that the conven tion in its kindness tow ard me was about to do something against its own ex- plained Colonel Graves afterwards, and I was determined to prevent it His brave words, as he presented Colonel Northtn s name, called forth cheer after cheer COLOLEL SMITH'S SPEECH Colonel James M Smith, of Oglethorpe seconded the nomination oi Mr JSorthen in a fitting speech He said About two ycirs ago the fanner? of Georgia becan a movement which had for its main object the improvement of their condition meiitaliv -o- cially and financially In thus helping themselves thev'had no desire to injure another cl IBS of tueir fellow citizens The constant formations of trusts combinations and monopolies made it imper- atively necesaarv for them to organize Thus the alliance was formed It w as bom of the necessities It was never intended to weaken to divide to d'arupt or m an> manner to interfere with the harmony of the democratic pirts I" order lor the creat aims and purpoaes or t] f organization to be more effectually accomplished, some of .ta members have been called upon to fill offices -of trust and honor under both our state and national govcrmients It is said a revolution has been wrought. IE BO it is certainly tho mo'it peaccaole and harmonious of any of which history gives anv account The scene which we -witness here today has, perhaps never been witnessed before In likely will not be again soon, if ever A gen- tleman is presented for the highest cmee in the sift of tne people, upou whom all classes not only can, Lut have united. TTith him everybody Is satisfied To have builded a character ea broad, so pure, is- an liono? to the whole state, and tno state does honor to herself to call, unanimously, the democracy of (reorgia without malice to anv and with d will to all "We ar  d from Hilih ar? not here simplj to o n in tliir- nominati >u of "Mr Nnrthen but we are here to to that stainless patriot our iiu- Inuittl Mipportever ultcrthia m the government ot this enij ire stdti an 1 prr him n to the per- fe t completion of his dntj to Ins God to hi3 countrv ai d his people Mr B Bateman made a brief speech is a delegate from Houston county, eulogizing Mr. LITTLF SFKAlvS Judge Frank Ij Little, of Hancock spoko as a delegate from Mr Northen s home county Ho spoke as follows, seconding tha nomination of Mr Northen Mr President Betorc this convention shall proceed to "billot on the nomination made, I CTHTO periniflaion to voicte tbe gratitude of Hancoele county for the lujrh honor 5 ou are about to conr fer tipun her son These bon-> ha.vej illustrated all the walk" of honor rnoe vor il ty a slie e the tite a governor ia tlie person ot To Al ibama she on H who became i Lii ta, "tmtur M altci T Colquitt was born upon: lit r oil li m a famous irator and f-enator ml J ith r ot Vlircd H Cohjuitt vilo hoa bv turn-1 ccn n gtn ra! L. ivcnior and t r UH ttr her >d si ep tod w two inoitumt ntal 1 niton jurist and btal m aid Ge F Pierct one of ic eloquent anil useiul preachers of anj age or c mntrv. GeorLia and Georgians have witnessed no sucn camnAipn this b or months the spirit of op- position to yur Ji n re 1 ountrj man was active. earnest and aggressive and made everv posMblo cffott to tmbo I> itselt In the person of a c .nsi iiuoui leader It aummoiied J C C Black tbf Cicero of Georgia ontori but ho declired Xt s tmmoned Clement A. Ivans one of the Knight liest heroes of the lost cause but he lifted hiuisell mt ral when his lovalty to the c >m- mission of D vine Master made him prefer obedience to the gospel call to all tbe crowns aud km donis ind honors v Inch this earth can be- Colonel Livingston was called but pre- fLrrcd to Kad the column of tho hlth C jngressional district I ast but not leabt Colonel Hardeman the old war he fr mi Bibb scented the battle from afar and leaned into the fray but buceural ed to the hand ol disease Iciving the thoupandb who honor him all over Get r0ij. to lament his disa- bihtj aiid to fear that this Our struck agle strttchcd upon the plain ISO ii or-> through rolling cl uds maj soar igain And ev crv element of opposition is spent and silent like the storm tint breaks its Jury .iLainbt the might} roek or li y >u please like tho who strikes w th 1 old but unavailing wing the tempest which hurries hi n flwaj an I every democr itic vote in et rgia here to paj tribute to tie worth of W ilham J Nor tfive aasux- auce tliat the man and the hour have met TN e cUim for C loiiel that ho merits this crowning b mor and espe- cialH the un ininnty of its be- stowal He n i Lroad minded clear headed cultured gei a man of courage conscience and conviction0 heart reaches out to every calling and (very industry that looks to the up- building of Georgia b civilization To all ho will accord equal none special favors or privilege- Ilu. life has been DP of earnu-t lab )r and useful result In evervQ field ol his college in tbe schoolroom in. the farm m the iral uplift of his, county, in tbe administration of the stute agricultural Bociety In the halls of legislati has crowned bv a jrratifvme M itli V illiaia J Northen there lus thus far been written no such word as fail Above all things he is a democrat oC the straightest sect and always has been, Ho claims his democracy as an inheritance from his> North Carolina father ana with it he savb he pot enough roein to make it Htick If he he in this I give assurance that he took from hia Georgia mother that con- secration to clQtv that courage of conviction that lovaltv to principle ivvhich vviligmake him cleave to it in everj extremity as the last and only hopo of liberty In these times of peril in this crisis as some aro pleaded to call it when beset by tj-ranny from without dissension from vi ithin, when hbertv is threatened on the one hand ind. polit e.il unity on the other h >w lortunate that here in Georgia wlsjoni, lUbt ce and moderation shall rule the hour here, with open convictions and free diseussion er ror ititexist can never prove dangerous the is left free to eombat it Her" m the forelront of the column marches our invinci- ble leader holding aloft the flag of democracy, whose principles with him are eternallj pira- mount to every other purpose or aim tion Under such r-hip uo peril can threaten, no danger can lfnbut rpt msdo democracj The larmers have built our homes, our churches, ourt sch .olhouses aiid our colleges From their rinks have come oar honored leaders in church and The> have given to tha cemuses of our people whatever was nob est m the r impulses and to them virtue and intuli- Eeuee was their highest aim Today in this i re ence let ire pav, tribute to these noble toi'ers, give dignity to labor, and the swe-t drop fourth B. H. Wiliiftms, toe crown a king Here today, in tills I wonia tc I could, proclaim and solemnize under just suca i work out one material ber people. Wnfle hatred and bitterness------------ whicli-nill lost through Ni-M'SPAPFRl -ealth anaine- ttte SIScracy tofreserro iKWSPAPi-Rr   

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