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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               CON TOL. XXII ATLANTA, GA., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, PAGES, g PRICE FIVE CENTS. FELTON ACCEPTS THE NOMINATION. I TRULY LURID DflY IN ROME. The Meeting of the Jeffersonian Democatic Convention, WHICH UNTftGONlZES THE ALLIANCE. An Address from the Regular Democratic Convention. FELTOM'S SPEECH TO THE PEOPLE. Bom, Ga., na> to Ui.ht a is to fi-ht it. You cuu'L -o fur i tbini; and it at the sauu- tiuip." This remark made by Felton a few min- utes is the' of tho campaign opt-noil here thisi aflerncou. the pol.cy of his speech, which i1 even mm1 thundering m tlie ears of tbe people wbo lu'.ird it. F.fii'jitiing at al-out half past 3 o'clock, he cha-i'iml the aUwitiou of the rrowd in tlu- opt 1.1 house for :ui in> u and a and al "eiitpnco us jnmc'-uaied with ap- plautu From to end it "as j briaiin'u' aituck uii tho Fir uerV A'h.irce and the t'lbireoMirv plan. Tito hallelujah lick was t.iki-n up at tin.- siart, and kept up to the end, and cry nmv and then some felloe ivould his I'r-i.-al. TIIK AI'IM j: rsTEnEsi About tlio time Dr. Fr-I on had 1 uj> to liii> lul'X'ft, ami .uulieiice bc-ijiminif; to h'u a man 111 tho gallery shouted "Opt.1 n the I want to vote." Tiiii b tae house, and a little later emhusisst followed one of the doctor'-, "-itNliru hammer licks with the cry of rv of (IixV A little further oil anothci niari ''It .un't Jlho sufctrcasurj we want, it-> Elo-KJih Such uitciruptimts ran all the way through, anil tlie speech a- continued triumph. Dr Felton krenl> enjowil all this, for tlie especial reason tl. 11 Uicno has a-lv. ays been the center of ojpoiiuon to him. Mtti. II--I.TOX AFPEAKS. Mrs Felton U'.M> had an ovation which she keenly i oJ. Tl-e convo.Uion liad met at 1 o'clock in NuvmV o; and had built its platform, appointt I itt. congresslcnal executive commit- tee aud t-ndorted Governor Gordon lor tlio senate, a committee, proceeded by thf Rome or Comet Hand, conducted Dr. and 3Mr-> Felton to tho btago. As tho doctor was on the stage 011 one side, 5Irs. Felton, accompanied by Mrs. II. H. McClure, crossed over and went UD the steps on tho other side. AJ. Mrs. Felton came m view of the audience, she received an ovation. Excited by the cheering, she turne'd and waved her handker- chief to the aiidieaco. At this they cheered louder than ever. Meantime Dr. Felton had come out on the stage froDi the entrance on tho other side, and greeted with thunders of applause. TUP opera house presented n remarkable scene. The and galleries -w ere decorated with nags and bunting, and the men out in tho audience shouting and w at ing their bats. The hou-e was packed with people, and along either side the parquett and in the dress circle were farmers, or men v. ho had that appearance UK ACCEI'TS THK NO MIX AT I ON. Dr. Felton began by expressing his apprecia- tion of the nomination us evidence of hi pnlltical and fealty to the democratic party. "J fee! gratoful, very said he. "I appiecinte the honor- It is an honor worthy of tho ambition of any Geurgian. [Applause.] "I appreciate the unanimity with which it has "been bestowed. I appreciate the charac- ter, patriotism and intelligence of the gentle- men v.ho have bestowed it. It is, indeed, gratify and with a full Jtnowledgo of the responsibilities it imposes, and of the labor which it imposes upon mo now and hereafter, fully conscious of the great trust thut you have committed to my hands; fully conscious of tlie trust that uill remain in my hands till every duTj imposed I y this nomination Is honestly and faithfully discharged, [applause] I say to you in the full knowledge and consciousness of all these things. I accept the nomination." This acceptance of tho nomination was fol- lowed by tremendous and long continued cheer- ing. Huts wore waived, and one man raised an umbrella and Hopped it as if in imitation of a rooster's wings. THE UEAHOITS WHICH INFLUENCE HIM. "I accept of he continued, "from a sense of duty to my brother farmers of the aeventl: congressional district, [applause] and the duty that I otve to every business man oi every class and occupation in the seventh dis- trict. [Apphiuso.] I accept of it from a sense of the duty that I owe to the democratic- party. I accept of it from a deep sense of the duty that I owe to the preservation, main- tenance and perpetuation of the grandest and freest govern rnoiit on God's earth. [Ap- plauj-e.1 I accept of it, gentlemen, not only the mere act of nomination, but I accept of all that you have adopted in the way of plat- form, in tlio way of resolutions, in tho way of pledges, in tiie way of obligations, and if I am elected to congress, I here pledge myself unswervingly to maintain and support every provision of your platform. [Great cheering and 'glorj- to God.'] "If defeat were inevitable, and it is not, Jgreat cheering and "hurrah for Felton'] I fee] today that the grand people that I have repre- sented in congress, and a. part of whom I have BO long served in your state legislature, I fee! today thai; this crand and noble constituency will do right if the heavens fall. Sut I say again that if defeat were inevitable, it is right and proper that the proceedings oi Shis democratic convention of the seventh Congressional district should be spread out upon the record, the political records of this district at leaet, as a protest against claims anc pretenses nnparalelled in the history of the democratic party. [Applause.] J A STRIKING PABALLBL. MA protest 1 Do you "know the meaning o! Shat word protest? "When it is spread upon, the pages of the legislature journal, it means 'all Bights reserved." "WTien spread upon the pro- ceedings of any body, it means "we do no: consent.' We must not be judged in tho fut- toro by that which, we ,conceive to bo wrong remember one remarkable instance of pro- test. When Lord Chatham was old and infirm his legs and his knees bandaged in flan del, he was carried to the bouse of commons the last time> and crawled literally to bis and, rising in, ftd. Iressed substantially these words to the presiding ofiicer: Speaker, I have ra-.vled for the last lime in my life to the of commons, simply to enter my protest [igainst the proceedings in council, which, unless arrested, will lose to England the htest jewel in her American The implied analogy "between the position of ho feeble but heroic Lord Chatham and that >f Pr. Felt on was subtle, but the crow d caught he itlea and cheered and he continued "With that the old statesman and patriot sank bad; exhausted in his chair. "What wore ;he facts? North persisted in his usurpa- .1011 and his oppression, ar.d on account of ,hoio tyrannictiU proceedings England lost the jewol in her American colonies. [Applause.] Buttho of that ld patriot and statesman all antl ives todaj .is a point for tlio of liberty this [Groat FKALTY TO r-KMOCKACY. "I iii tho sentence of your platform c'aim and acknowledge allo- o to llie piinciples announced in the plat- 'orin of thr n-Uloital democratic party.' Thnre no uncoi-tJ'n beio. There is no double 'ice hcic. It does not have a face for tlio mb'ie, and sit tlie same time a face i political organization. [Applause.] plain, simple. requires the of no secret political conclave. It require, that I tlo not have to run to At- wei-Mj re-establish and reaffirm my ilH'tfittitco to the St. platform. [Cries jf "Hnn.ih for and "Hit him It is so simple, plain and intelligi- ble to one that we simply huvo to an- uninco it to command the respect and the con- ,-ience of e-. cry true democrat in Georgia. "But 1 .--aid that I nrcopt the nomination from a of dm., !o the farmers.'" this tlio doctor alluded to his life on the farm for foi ty years, and challenged any man to point to the vote or tho act of his ID tlio legislature or in congress which was inst tlio farmers' interest. Alluding to iho State road lease for a 3 ear, ho addition to the school fund of all fax arising from an appreciation of property, and to the for the railroad commission, which lie said had Raved millions to Georgia. Ifo called on the mem- bers of the legislature to say who had fought 'oncost and faithfully for the measures. TOITIIIMG ON THE AL.LTANCE. Then ho began on the alliance. "I am a he. "I have stood by iheir interests. I love them sincerely and iruly, and I accept this nomination 111 part that I may warn thorn, and that I may entreat horn to beware of tiie demagogue that is seek- in-; to despoil them. [Cieat cheering, contln- ed and renewed.] I in my state today a list organisation, secret, political, that has its rand purpose, honest, incorruptible men, as [Hire as live under your binning heavens, con- sort ative by nature and by occupation. I have seen them, under the impulse of the moment, rushing iicll meil into an organiza- tion that is designed to rob and plunder id despoil, not for their benefit, but for the crafty, designing and cunning demagogue. [Great cheering and a voice, 'You have got 'em. down "I am a farmer, but I have lived long enough to know that other occupations have their rights as well as miue. I have Jived long enough to know that other industries and other occupations are important and essential as well a? mine. [Applause.] I have lived long enough to learn that when you injure one you retard tlio progress of another. They are like the in embers of the human body. Those members are separate, it is true, but they are 111 mutual sympathy. They are all mutually dependent, and one suffers the whole body is disordered. [Applause.] So that the industries of every country, the wealth-pro- ducing occupations, are all in mutual sym- pathy. They are all mutually dependent one imon the other, and where you injure one you injure all." DRAWING THE LINE. Here he drew a picture of tho army and said: "Who would then have asked a brave, patriotic young volunteer his occupation Who would have said to him: Comrade, are you a farmer? Comrade, are you a merchant? Comrade, are you a clerk? Comrade, do you buy goods? Comrade, are you engaged in manufacturing? Comrade, are yon a preacher in sortie city or incorporated town? Comrade, are you engaged in anything but agriculture? And if the poor fellow says yes, he is kicked out as a dog [Groat laughter and unworthy to stand by my side." Then he attacked the alliance because of its parentage. "Notice its said he. it come? Is it by native Georgia growth? [Great laughter and applause.] I can't speak all about it for I don't know. There are a good many pooiile who stand around, not many either, but dome who stand around, and I hear them, occasionally, when there is shouting in- side. They say to me: 'Do you hoar "'Hear said I. Well, I hear the crowd inside shouting, and I shout too.' [Laughter.] THE STATE ORGANIZER'S VISIT. Here the doctor referred to the visit of tho state organizer to his house. He was favorably impressed with, what he was told of the order, and asked the state organizer if it wag political or sectarian, to both of which questions he said no. He thought of joining, and was notified that they were ready to initiate him at tho next meeting- Sickness prevented him from going, and in the meantime information came to him that it was an organ- ization for a political purpose. By the time he got to the legislature it was on the biggest kind of a political move, and tried to instruct and even dictate to afree- boru legislator. "It was not long before there was a general movement for the political offi- ces in said he, and I have never yet joined the Farmers' Alliance. XEE ORIGIN OF THE ALLIANCE. Let us see the nativity of this new political party, for it is neither more nor less. Where were its plaSform and principles originated? Where was it born? In Georgia! No sir, in St. Louis, Missouri. Who composed the organi- zation that formed it? They were not all democrats, they were not all farmers, they wore not all southern men. It was a con- glomerate mass.a conglomeration of sore-heads. (Great cheering.) Mark you, in this discussion I draw a broad line, as broad as that between heaven and the dark abyss; between the honest, true and patriotic farmers of Georgia, who have gone into that organization with pure motives and honest purpose, and the leaders, cunning crafty leaders, the cunning crafty demagogues who seek to despoil. "The St, Louis platform has two leading features. The first is that we want the sub- treasury system. That is, we want tho gov- ernment to build warehouses in every ricn county 2n the United States. It does not read that way, but that is wnat it -means. I sup- pose there would te twe ia the seventh dis- trict. [A voice, "Clements says "Well maybe so. I did not fcnow there wore fivo rich in the district. Thenlie argued that to build 1.000 warehouses would cost and put a horde of federal officials under the appointing power of the administra- tion. Probably republicans would be sent here to administer on your cotton, said he. he said, "tho hill says the owners of these products, cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco and oats, may deposit in tlie warehouses and draw 80 per cent on their value. Richardson, the great M farmer, and the cotton pecu'ator; could buy up all cotton, put it in tho warehouses and draw money. Liverpool would say, "We don't want your cotton. We can get our supply from India, Esyot and Africa, but as a great favor we will give you 4 or 5 cents per pound for it." Dalrymple, the great wlie.it man of Dakota, and old Hutch, the gram-cornerer, could buy all the gram and put it in the subtreasury. The margin would bo exhausted and tho govern- ment would have to redeem money baaed on oats. In tho meantime the Norway rats will have done the'r work and the subtreasury notes will have to be rodeo mod in coin, taxed out of tho people, for the collateral will have gone down the stomach of tho Norway rats. Then ho drew picture of the farmer's home. Of all men, >ou ran least afford the results of a panic that is sure to result from this inflation and con- traction of the currency. Your home may be nn humble one, but it is yours; your pillow not of down, but rest upon it is sweet. It is the homo of your wife and your child, and let mo beg of you not to imperil that home, for all this business is to be settled in the federal courts. It was not Georgia that constructed this it was done by fifty men at St. Louis, who sent it here to cram down the throats of tho honest, industrious farmers of the seventh district; n% tho national democratic party. Fellow-citizens, it is my honest belief that that little crowd there assembled at St. Louis knew no more about and cared no more for, and had no more to do with national democracy than the devil has to do with holy water." [Great laughter and THK CHAMBER. COMPARISON. Then he compared tho St. Louis convention to the .star chamber. "Fellow-citizens you have heard of tho star chamber in old England, commencing way back yondurin the time of Edward the Third, and lunning all the way down to Charles the First, and probably a little into the reign of James. It was a secret political court, which met in a chamber whose ceiling was The creatures of a despotic power met. to do their corrupt master's will. They would bring up any citizen's name, hear ex parte testih.ony, try and sentence him, and tho poor wrotch never Knew of trial or sentence or charge, until the officers arrested him and led him to the block, where his hand, arm or foot or head ivas cut off for a political offense. It was not a religious court. The high commission determined religious ofienses. "You have read of the council of ten in old Venice, that tried men in secret, passed upon men's characters in secret, that denounced' them by sentence in secret, and it is wonderful that the bridge leading from the council of ton to those prison walls was called the Bridge of Sighs. My God, how many My how many breaking hearts left that secret chamber, clothed in the murky atmosphere, and since these creatures of the despotism wore constituted to do the will of a they tortured, poor Venice, that was called the Bridge of very grave of human hope. Then ho alluded to the Spanish inquisition, then to the know nothing party, of which, he said, a wave rolled over Georgia. They held secret meetings and tested men's political characters. In secret they tested men's political records. In secret they rejected or accepted political aspirants for office. They resolved that no foreigner can hold office in this country, forgetting that our ancestors were all foreigners. [Applause.] They resolved that no Catholic shall hold office in this coun- try, forgetting that John Carroli, of Carroll- ton, was a Catholic; forgetting that if you proscribe and ostracize Catholics, you can pro- scribe and ostracize Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, all; forgetting that the very constitution forbids a religious test and religious proscription. It lasted but twelvemonths before it died absolutely, while it became a stench in tho nostrils of freemen. [Applause.] No, air, free government and secret political organizations cannot live to- gether. [Great applause.] Let mo emphasize it. Government by a class and government by the people cannot live together. [Ap- plause.] One or the other must die. My countrymen, say this day which shall survive." PRAISE FOR THE PRIMITIVES. Here he referred to tho Primitive Baptists, who eschewed secret political organizations. "God bless thorn; God bless every freeman today that rallies under the banner of consti- tutional liberty. God bless every freeman that rallies! under that platform of government by the people and for the whole people. [Ap- plause "Jlacauley says the star chamber became malignant and energetic in its rapacity. They seem to forget that the men who inaugurate such provisions for tyranny usually perish by the very means they have inaugurated. Kobespierre died by the guillotine that, under his orders, had cut off more heads than in all the despots. Nature works her own cures. They that take to the sword shall die by the sword." He then referred to the common expression, current a fow weeks ago, that the suballiances were then slinging their ballots to determine who would represent the seventh district in congress. He knew nothing about it. It was done in secret and men were chosen in .secret. In conclusion, he said: "In sickness and in health, in sunshine or storm, whatever may betide, God being my helper, I propose to boar your standard to the best of my ability." [Tremendous cheering.] A SOCIAL RECEPTION. Delegates and citizens pressed around Dr. and Mrs. -Felton, almost suffocating them with attention. Mr. and Mrs. Mediae tendered Dr. and Mrs. Felton an informal reception tonight, and many in to give congratulations on the speech. L. Camp says Dr. Felton is as good as elected, though there, are more conservative opinions here. The Rome people nearly all think the doctor's election probable. I saw some alliancemen who were as confident oi Everett's election. Dr. Felton will make-two speeches in each county, beginning the bast of next week. That will take twenty-six speech a day. Formerly Dr. Felton made two speeches a day for several months at a time. A very talcing speech was made by Dr. A. H. Davis, of Dade, in nomination of Dr. Fel- ton, Dr. Davis is said to be the largest farmer ln> his county, as Mr. J. A. Peek, another delegate, is in Folk. Mr. Margin Van, Boxen Also, of Polk, was chairman of the conven- tion. THE PLATFORM ADOPTED. 3Hr.tr. "W. H. Harris, of Bartow, brought 4- the report of the committee on platform, which was as follows; We, the representatives of the democratic party of cougresaioual district of the state of' Georgia, being in convention, assembled, do reaffirm our devotion to the fundamental of the democratic party, as contained n of the party adopted at St. Louis 6 1388 and we recognize the utterances of the na- iona! democratic party, when in convention os- as entitled to our supreme political alle- glince. In the platform of the St. Louis conven- we find these words "Believing- In the doc- rrlhff of equal rights to all, and special favors to none, wo demand that taxation, national and not fce t0 build up one interest or clasaat tho expense of another." Therefore tlie democracy of the seventh district plants itself y upon this platform m opposition to a'sclinme, known as the eubtreasury scheme, which proposea to tax all classes and all iudua- rI6s in this government, to build up one interest or class, at expense of all others, We plant ourselves upon the Jeffersonian prin- ciple of equal and exact justice to all men, There- :oro we are unalterably opposed, as to piving power to any eecret political organization ;o suggest candidates for ofnce or adopt platforms political principles, unknown antl unrecognized by tlie national democratic party. We are opposed to authorizing the government x> seize railroad and telegraph lines in tliis coun- try, except in time of war we believe such a de- nand to be the beginning of a general attack on the rights of all private and if success- ful would result in tho overthrow of civil and religious liberty to say nothing of the tendency of sucli legislation to centralization (of which we liavtTtoo much already in this free and the foisting upon the country of a swarm of offi- cers to tlo the bidding of tlie government. "We are opposed to class legislation and class representation in our legislative councils state mii national. We believe in a government by tho people and for the people. Webelieve in the Jet- tersonian doctrine of "encouragement of agricul- ture and of commerce as its handmaid." "The diffusion of information and the arraignment of all'abusos at the bar of public, reason." Wo dep- recate any political movement which seeks to oa- any ot the industries of tliis country. While we cheerfully accord to the agriculturist every right under the constitu- tion, which belongs to a highly honorable and essential industry, we are in favor of granting equal-rights and privileges to every other honor- able and wealth-producing industry in this country, and tho giving of every profession, call- ing ana occxipation a lair and equal chance for preferment In the race oE life ana in conducting w affairs of tlie nation. We believe all taxation should be reduced to the lowest possible limit consistent with the main- tenance of the public credit, and the necessities of the government; that taxes should be laid on luxuries, rather than the necessities of life. We believe that tho volume oi our currency, founded ongold and silvercom, should be by the free coinage of by increasing the number of gold and silver by authorizing the national banks to increase their by authorizing the national banks to loan money on real estate by the repeal ot the tax on the issue of state and, if necessary, by increasing the volume of our greenback currency, and any and all of these issue e, redeemable by the govern- at the option of the holders, in com, and tnrit they bo legal tender. Wo are opposed to tho Lodge force bill, and to any legislation looking to tlic control of sovereign states by federal bayonets and wo hail with joy tfte action oi the federal senate in defeating tor the present this force bill. The great increase of taxable property in the state of Georgia as shown by the tax returns the easy terms upon which the state refunds her bonds, as tliev become due the splendid revenue which she will deriva from the new lease of her railroad property the handsome increase of her caramon school tund the rapid development of agricultural and mineral the good and well being of her citizenship, all testify to the wis- justice and moderation of iier continued democratic administrations, With reduction of national expenditures and national our future as a state is enviable and encouraging, and we look with apprehension and alarm on entangl- ing alliances and federations, which threaten tlie unity and safety of the democratic party. AN ADDRESS TO THE VOTEKS. The democratic executive committee of Floyd county issued the following address: To the People of the Seventh Congressional Dis- trict: The independent movement in the seventh congressional district, having originated in Rome on account of certain alleged grievances, we, the democratic executive committee of Floyd county deem it proper to state plainly the facts surround- ing the election of congressional delegates from this county. The city of Rome being the home of Hon. J. C. Clements, very naturally supported Mr. Clements for congress. It was early evident that the farm- ers of the country district would support one of their profession in the democratic convention against him. The population of Rome being about one-third the population of the county, the supporters of Mr. Clements in the city desired a primary election. The farmers in the country districts wanted the old system, ten delegates from each district. The executive committee ordered a convention, giving to each district ten delegates, these delegates to be elected by a primary in each dis- trict. Tlie reasons for the action of the executive committee were as follows: 1. It had been the established rule, with one ex- ception, for twenty .years to give each district in the county ten delegates, that ono exception being a primary election, resulting in serious trouble to the party. 2. For ten years the friends of Mr. Clements, being a large majority of the democratic execu- tive committee, had regularly adopted the ten- delegate system. The farmers in the country dis- tricts very naturally believed a change was desired in order to defeat their candidate. They protested against any change in party methods. The executive committee, while many of them individually favored a primary, voted tor the old ten-delegate system. That there was any trade or any motive in calling the old ten-delegate conven- tion, save in the interest of fairness and to pre- serve the integrity ot the democratic party, this committee denounces as infamously falee: For these reasons, and others, not necessary to be mentioned, the executive committee gave to each district ten delegates. It may be well to state that the most prominet leaders today of the independent movement in Rome, are the men who originated and steadily adhered the ten-delo- gate system. It becomes an "outrage" only when they are unable to wield it for their own purposes. The withdrawal of the Hon. J. C. Clements from the race, instead of allaying, increased tho feeling among many of his Bupporters in Rome. Tho farmers were denounced for the stand they had taken, the machinery of the democratic party being in their hands, the power which a few men in Rome had wielded for years was a thing of the past. Stripped of power within the organization they turned their backs upon the old party that had honored them in the past, and under the guise of Jefferaonian democrats lifted tho flag; of revolt. A convention was called. Not one man outside the Rome district was heard in that meeting. The result is known. In passing we stopped to observe the wonderful constituency of these men. The congressional convention in this district, of which Floyd's six delegates will be a part, was denounced as undem- ocratic. The gubernatorial convention of which Floyd's six delegates were a part was endorsed. The man who will receive the democratic nomi- nation for congress was denounced. The man who received the democratic nomination for gov- ernor was endorsed, and yet, Everett, of Polk, and of Hancock, stand without a differ- ence upon the same platEorm of principles. Such consistency commends itself to the lovers of the democratic party. In submitting the above facts we desire to state While the action of the executive committee was the apparent cause of the revolt In Floyd, bnt the real cause lay in the control of party machin- erv by the farmers of the county. The princlplea of the organized farmers of the coonty, it Is insisted, are not in. harmony with the principles of the democratic party. The princi- ples of tne organized farmers are subversive of democratic principles. Therefore, they contend. ples o demoic prncpe. eroe, y onn. in order to IMJ a true Jeffersonian democrat, a man must turn his back upon the old democratic organization, controlled by the organized farmers of the county. It is the same cry that is going- up from the bolting democrats of South Carouna, and in another sense from the frightened republicans of Kansas. This presentaplalnly the position of the inde- pendents in Floyd. Putting into effect these Ideas, a. little bandfull of men meet in tho court boose in Rome, and gravely read out of the demo- cratic party -the great farming masses of tho dis- trict. This committee, with tbe Interest of the demo- cratic party of the district alone In view, asks in all seriousness if the farmers of the seventh con- gressional. district are to be driven from the dem- ocratic party, will then compose It? call tuciuBOlves democrats" are working for the nroscrvation of democratic principles ara they acting wisely 1n denouncing the men who have been the rank and file of tlio party tor a quarter of a century? The old question which we had thought settled n this district ten years ago acain presents itself lrn tlie grievances of democrats to be cqrccted nsido the party organization or outside, with the aid of -democracy's mortal enemies? The white men of this district are ono people- all democrats. We hold with the immortal Oraily that high above party policy, transcendent! y greater than all other questions which confront his people, is Caucasian supremacy in tho south. By perfect unity only this can be maintained. A unity which will yield to no difference of opin- perfect, unchangeable, steadlaat unity. Without endorsing or denouncing the policy and irinciplee of the organized farmers, we plant our- selves on this rock Tlio fanners and men of the cities, they are trothera with one past and one common future. The one is necessary to tho other. Together they ore shaping and building a grand destiny for the south. Divided like-a temple, whose walls are un- finished, with roofless he-m, this land that we love will stand uncovered to the btorms ot ignorance, passion and hate which threaten it. In the name of democracy we appeal for perfect unicy. SKABORN Wiuour, Chairman, J. B. LAPSLEV, Secretary. MR. GRAVES'S POSITION. A good deal has been said about Tho Tri- bune's being on the fence in this campaign. I get this statement of ilr. Graves's position Iromhim: "The Tribune has leaned some- what in inclination to the Felton side, because of the over aggressiveness and radicalism of lie alliance leaders, but it has never com- mitted itself against the alliance candidate, and regarding Mr. Everett as the nominee of .he organized democracy, will state its atti- tude in tho campaign upon an interview to be icld with Mr. Everett tomorrow, which must determine whether Everett's superior allegi- ance is to the alliance or the democratic party." If Mr. Graves's convictions lead him against lie majority of stockholders and citizens, he will i esijru the editorship of The Trtouue to support them. "W. G- COOPEU. JUDGE CBISPS SPEECE GEORGIA COXGRESSMA.X TTIXl SB W I.A UKEZ.S. A SENSATIONAL DAY IN THE HOUSE Tbe Debate on tho ISreckinridffe Case nlshcs Some Interesting Tragedy of a Fair Woman. THB SITUATION COBB. What Is Thought of the Action of the Executive Committee. ACWOKTH, Ga., September Excitement prevails over tho action of the executive committee of this comity in throw- np out the votes cast at Marietta and Cox's district in last Saturday's primary in order to declare Mr. the nominee instead of VIr. Powers, the real choice of the voters. Mr. Dompsoy's Nomination. SMYRNA, Ga., September The friends of Rev. A. G. Dempsey are over the action of the executive com- mittee in declaring him one of the regular nominees of Cobb county. Mr. Dompsey is an old citizen of Smyrna, and has the unbounded respect and confidence of all who know him. An intimate friend of his said, yesterday: "The effort to make it appear that ho is not regularly one of the nominees is too apparent to need explanation. Of course everybody understands it. Even if the two precincts which were thrown out had been counted he would still have had a majority of the votes cast. These two precincts were thrown out simply on account of irregularity. No tally- sheet was kept at all at the Marietta precinct, and if any was kept at Cox's it was not brought to the executive committee. When the committee acted Mr. Dempsey was not even at the courthouse, being willing to leave everything to, the wisdom and the judgment of the committee." Being regularly one of the nominees, Mr. Deinpsey's friends hero do not anticipate any trouble as to his election. Card from Chairman Hardasre. KKNKESAW, Ga-, September Con- stitution In justice to a few Cobb county demo- crats will you please give space to this explanation. I see in your issue of today what purports to bo proceedings of the democratic executive com- mittee ot Cobb county on yesterday, at Marietta. Your correspondent at Marietta gave only a part of the proceedings. There were charges brought ao-amst Marietta district lor fraudulent voting and irregularity of proceedings. In making the returns the managers did not return any rypria- tered list of voters, and the committee passed a resolution to throw out all returns that wero irregular. It was tiue that Marietta and Cox's districts both gave Colonel Power a majority. It was also true that the returns from uotli these districts were irregular, neither one having re- turned registered lists. There was no charge of fraud against CoX's dis- trict Had tao vote3 been consolidated re- turned Rev. A. G. Dempsey would have had a raaiority of three over Colonel Powers. T. J. HAKDAOE, Chairman Cobb Co. Dem. Ex. Committee. RICHMOND'S THKISE NOMINEES. Messrs. Fleming, Williams and Calvin Suc- cessful. AUGUSTA, Ga., September This is the day of the young men, and Messrs. Fleming and Williams were nominated for the legislature today over Judge Claiborne Snead and Colonel "Wilberlorce Daniel. Mr. Calvin would have been nominated anyhow as the only country candidate, but he came third in the vote, and would have been one of tho nominees without the aid of the ex- ecutive committee's ruling. Indeed, but for the rule, Mr. Calvin's vote would have been larger, many leaving his name off their tickets, because he would bo nominated any- how, who otherwise would have voted for him. Mr. "W. H. Fleming led tho ticket by a hand- some vote, having 200 lead over Mr. "Williams, who came nest, and a majority over Colonel Daniel and Judge Snead added together. There were about votes polled in the county, and Mr. Fleming got ovec of them. Judge Sneed came at the end of the ticket, his small vote being attributable to his fight on Judge Eve, of tho city court, and ar- raigning the letter's influence in the county against him._________ MASTON O'NEAt IN THE EIGHTH. He la Nominated, by Acclamation for the SenatOTBhlp. BAiNrmrDGE.Ga., The convention of the eighth senatorial dis- trict assembled here to-day, consisting of 100 delegates from the various counties. Hon. I. A. Bush, of Mitchell, presided. After the organization was completed, Colonel A. L. Hawes placed In nomination the Hon. Hasten O'Neal, of Decatur, for senator, and he was nominated by acclamation and by a rising vote. He announced himself, before tho convention General Gordon for United States senator, with or without in- structions. Just before the convention adjourned, how- ever, Hon. D. A. Russell offered a resolution, requesting our senator and representative to vote for Governor Gordon, which was carried by a vote of 93 to 7. The result was greeted with the wildest cheers, and the large audi- ence seemed crazed with delight. The mantle of Jefferson Davis has fallen upon the shoul- ders of the heroic Gordon, and he is loved as tbe incarnation of the best southern sentiment. Decatur county will honor herself in honoring him. Montgomery County's Representatives, MeRAE, Ga., September is Montgomery's time to select the next sena- tor, and it's head and head between Judge John McBae, of Alama, and J. Clayton Clem- ents, of Towns. For the last two weeks Clem- ents'a stock has jumped up three or four points. For Telfair's representative there are three Continued on Second Column gecoad Fage. WASHINGTON-, September Judge Crisp, of Georgia, delivered unques- tionably the most raajrnificent speech thii afternoon, on tlie Clayton-Urockinridge con- tested election case that has been made this session. Owing to the deplorable assassination of Colonol Clayton, the contestant, while he was taking testimony, this caso has heen a fruitful theme of all the blood and thunder orators in the republican party, and there has been mora defamation and villification of the south, generally, during the last two days tLan ia usually crowded into an entire so.ssion. They are so warped by party passion that they insist on suspecting crime whore no crime exists. Judge Crisp built a complete fence around his opponents this afternoon, and then ho ua- mbercd his heavy gunis and poured round after round of grape and scrapnot into hia lelpless victims: none of whom had the; .emerity to stand up against him. Mr. Bergin, a republican from New Jersey, who would march iii where angels fear to tread, undertook once to cross lances with the Geor- jian, but the cunning force and tho courage of conviction were with the latter, and ho de- molished his adversary in a twinkling. Tho "udgo was never in better form. He brought his interorgatory skill into the arena, aud pierced the heart of tha contention at every thrust. His questions were unanswerable, and with telling effect ha pointed out the glaring inaccnrncics of the majority report, and the "snake 111 the grass" inctliod of striking at their opponents when. .hoy did not daro to do it openly and manfully. Repeatedly he challenged contradiction, but the radicals, wbo have been gloating over tho murderous details of this "blood-stained" seat, ,at as silent as the Egyptian pyiamidg. The judge has been tlie recipient ot many congratulations on today's effort, and democrats say it demonstrates completely that 10 is the leader of the minority, and should he the speaker of tho next house. A Sensational Scandal. A big sensation is brewing in congressional circles, which is not unlikely to develon in the course of tne next few days. The affair involves one of the most promi- nent republican representatives from Pennsyl- vania. It seems that Mrs. Colliding, a handsorrm and dashing young woman, employed in tho census bureau, was found dead m her room in this city last Monday. Tho coroner returned a verdict of death from careless bclf-adminis- tering of morphine. It looked like a common case, but that tho busy tongue of dame rumor to wagging. It was developed, that Mrs. ConkHng came from Philadelphia, and through tho influence of the prominent and well-known republican congressman above referred to secured a lucrative place in the sus bureau. She was always arrayed in. costly and elegant raimant, and lodged and1 boarded at an hotel in the west end. Her congressional paramour v'eited here con- stantly, and paid her tho most marked atten- tion. For a timo they appeared as happy a3 two turtle doves. But the lady was of a lively disposition, and soon was seen out riding witli other gentlemen. Then the elderly congress- man referred to, whether he was jealous or sho tired of him, she and her congres- sional beau quarrelled, and she left the swell hotel in the west end and took herself to the more obscure, but hardly loss conspicuous house where sho was found dead. It is regarded as a remarkable coinci- dence that she occupied at the time of her death tbe same apartments which onco shel- tered the fair, but frail Heruiiiiie Thiebnult, the mistress and prime can-so of tho downfall of Silcott, the defaulting cashier of SergeanO- at-Arms Leedoro, of the fiftieth cougress. Denning "Will Be CouGrmcd- "Wanamaker has denied Clarkson's last re- quest, and will not send another inspector to investigate Sharp's investigation of Denning-. Instead of doing ibis ho will ask the sella'iT committee to confirm Donning at onco. Un- less some new move is made to prevent it, Denning will be confirmed as soon as he can be reported from tho committee. E. W. B. A BOCK-THROTVEK X.YNCHBD. Thomas Smith Crushes Another Man's Skull and Is Lynched by a ST. IjOuis, September 3. -A Republic's Poplar Bluff, Mo., ispecial says: An alterca- tion yesterday between Mr. Albright, propri- etor of the Gafford house, and Thomas Smith, a iicgro, ended in Smith throwing a rock at Albright and his skull was fractured. This morning Smith's body was found hanging to; tbe bridge across Black river, riddled with; bullets. After the trouble of yesterday Smith was arrested and placed in jail. At half past 9 o'clock this moining a marked mob broko down the outer doors of the jail, battered the steel door to prisoner's cage in, and in spite of tho man's pica for took him across the river and lynched him. Tho Bankers In Convention. SAHATOGA, September annual con- vention of the American Bankers' Association began shortly before noon in the town hall auditorium. A largo number of representa- tive financial men of the United States were present. After the opening exercises, tba president, Charges president of tha State Bank of St. Louis, delivered his annual address. He treated of all the financial ques- tions of importance, particularly of the silver question. On this latter question he argued that as congress had already passed a law for its solution that law should be given a chanca to show how it worked. Agitating the ques- tion at present would only result in harm to the country. _ They Are After MOSTGOMEBV, Ala., September Deljoach, wanted here for bigamy, and whom the authorities have heen sending for for months, was today arrested at Eufaula. Deputy Sheriff "Walker left tonight for Eufaula for the prisoner. _______ TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. The strike of miners at Brussels, Belgium, has ended. Amount of Bilvor purchased by the treasury department yesterday ounces. Bonda purchased by tho treasury yesterday amounted to all four and a halfs. "William J. Rogers wxs yesterday nominated for congress by the democrats ot the second Xortit Carolina district. He is the Allir.nco candidate. The executive committee of the National Leapne of Republican met at Saratoga yesterday and fixed the date of the'ncxt convention, at Cin- cinnati on April 21bt next. Tns president yesterday nominated John W. Boaa to be commissioner of tlie District or Colum- bia to succeed air. Hines, resigned. Mr. Ross is at present postmaster at Washington and bis ac- ceptance of the commisslonersaip will create vacancy la that office. MEWSPAPEJRl   

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