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FATEFUL PART PLAYED BY
THIRD PARTY MOVEMENTS
These Have in Several Presi?
dential Campaigns Turned
the Tide of Success.
COMPASSED DEFEAT OF CLAY
Hon. James G, Birn?y, the Lib
. crai Candidate, Brought
By Rufus Rockwell Wilson,
Author of "Rambles In Colonial By?
T" ?H1HD parly movements have
during the past ?evenly year?
played ft curious and nome
time? fatal part In our po?
litical history. Tho first of
those was the antl-Masonlc party, which
participated in the Presidential canvass
of 1832, and for several? years nftcr made
I Ita Influence felt In Stato und National
olcctlone. In 1821 William Morsuli, of
Batavia, N. Y., who had published a book
revcaltmr some of Iho ?ecrets of the Mn
Konlc fraternity, was spirited off to NI-'
ngarn. Members of tlio order wero ac?
cused of making away with him, and
?when In tho following year the body of a
man, In an advanced stato of decomposi?
tion, was found on the shores of Lake
Ontario, Morgan's wife and other persons
who had known lilm declared that It wa?
Hint of the missing man, though othcre
who examined tho hotly dccTared it to ho
that of another mnn who had disappeared
| a few months before. Be this as It may,
a strong prejudice was thus crcritod
ngalnst the Masonic order, and a party
hostile to the election of Masons to office
was founded , In New York and soon
. ?spread'over half a drizen of the North?
ern States. In 1832 William Wirt, who
had been the Altorney-Oeneral of the
1'nlted States for twelve yeurs, waa the
antl-Masonlc candidate for President, and
received the electoral votes of Vermont.
? few, yenrs later the party's existence
came to nn end, but In 1840, the Whigs,
because, ho wus a Ma-son, put aside Clay
and made Harrison their candidate. Had
Clay been tho Whig nominee In that year,
nothing Is more certain than that he
would have triumphed at?lhe polls.
The Liberty Party.
Tlio second of the third parties to ap?
pear on the stage was the Liberty party,
?which' had for Its creed the abolition of
slavery, and which. In 1840, and again
In 1844, chose James G. Blrney as Its can?
didate for President. Blrney was ono of
tho remarkable figure? of the trcublsd
ora that preceded the Civil war. He was
born In Kentucky In 1792, read law In
Philadelphia, began practice nt Danville
In his native State, and, at tho ago of
twenty-four was elected a. member of
the? Kentucky l,eglKlatiire. Two years
Inter, seeing the paths to nigh political
station wero crowded In Kentucky, he re?
moved to Alabama, where he had a brief
and stormy'career na lawyer, planter and
politician. Chosen a member at tho first
who is employed In ofllce,' store, school, factory of ?t borne, who by her own efforts
contributes In pert or wholly to her own support will be eligible to compete for a
There will be fourteen parlies, each consisting of two young-ladies and s chaperone.
The ladle* ax? ta be voted for In pairs on the same coupon, and each pair will have
the privilege of appointing- their own chaperone. The pair receiving the highest num?
ber of votes will be -elected Party No. 1, Ui e next highest Tarty No. 2, etc. Party No.
1 will have the privilege of making choice of tho resorts; Psrty No. 2 the next, and
A "Consolation Prize" will be slven to on? party selected from those, who, whjle fall
Ing to win ohe of the original fourteen prizes, have at the close or the ?Bluest not
less than 1,000 voles.
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If deposited on or before
?v-glslatufe ?f Alabama, he destroyed all
chance of political preferment by refus?
ing to pledge himself to the support of
Andrew Jackson, then at the height of
his popularity, while had management of
his pliiiitatlon soon reduced him to finan?
cial straits and compelled him to resume
the active practice of the law, which had
been Interrupted by hi? political Inhorh.
He never again held publlo ofllce except
two years, when ho was Mayor of Hunts-*
ville, but refused to accept a salary for
Blrney's career a? an nntl-slavery or?
ganizer unti, agitator began- soon after
his retirement from that post. Ho seems
to havo been early persuaded of the hor?
rors of tho slavery Byetem, and In 1833
returning to Kentucky, ho began the cru
sndo against It which ended only with his
death. He freed his own slaves in 1S34,
organized tho Kentucky Anti-Slavery 80.
clety |n the same year, and in 1836, Und?
ing l.t Impossible to obtain In Kentucky
a publisher for tho antl-slavery paper
he proposed to Issue, ho removed to Cin?
cinnati, and there -started the P'nllan
trophlst. But even In Cincinnati his ex?
istence was a stormy one. Ills press bo
irtg repeatedly destroyed by mobs. Nev?
ertheless, he made his .paper a power
among,thinking ????G?, and"soon his ser?
vices *io the cause became so valuable
that In 1837 ho was chosen secretary of
the American Anti-Slavery Society. He
then removed to New York, and became
bo conspicuous In that organization thut
in 1840 and again in 3814 he obtained the
unanimous nomination of tho Liberty
party for President.
Caused Defeat of Clay.
Though. BIrney received only 7,000 votes
In 1840 and 62.000 In 1844, his candidacy
in. the latter year decided the result of
the election. In 1844 Clay, then at the
flood-tide of his popularity, was the can?
didate of tho Whigs, and Pglk the nomi?
nee of tho Democrats; The annexation of
Texas, to which the "Democracy was com?
mitted, was the dominant Issue of tho
hoiir. The "Whig platform wus silent
upon the subject, but subsequently Clay
?role his so-called "Raleigh letter," In
which ho announced his opposition ta an?
nexation: then, alarmed by the dissatis?
faction of his frienda in the South, he
?wrote ngaln, tills time the "Alabama"
letter, in which he temporized with the
burning question, He could not Have
contributed more effectively to his own
undoing. His .vacillating course failed to
reinstate him In Southern favor, and It
cost him much of his Northern support.
Birne'y'B popular vote of 62,000 was suf?
ficient to turn New York and Michigan
from the Whigs and to give Polk a ma?
jority of sixty-five In the Electoral Col?
lege. Thus Blrney's candidacy In 1844 put
an eno\ to Clay's' lifelong ambition to
reach the presidency, mado possible the
entrance of Texas Into the Union as a
slave-. State, and vitally and profoundly
influenced the entire subs?quent history
of the country. Blrney's career after 1844
-was an uneventful one, for In 1845 a- fall
from a horse disabled him physically and
compelled him to withdraw from all ac?
tive participation In politics. The home
of his last days was, In 'Perth Amboy, N.
J., where he died In 1857, Just four years
before the ' beginning of the armed con
tost precipitated by* the champions of
the system which he had combated for
Free Soil Defeated Casa.
The nexl third party to figure In Na
tlonnl affaire also turned tho acale In a
presidential election. This was tho Free
Boll party, which, founded In 184R. took
for It? creed Ihe Wllmot proviso of 1846,
and confined Its efforts to excluding sla?
very from tho Territories, A dominant
element In tho now party, however, was
the Nov^ York Barnburners, or anti-sla?
very bomocrat?, who halted Van Btircn
ne tholr leader, and who wem more anx
loua to wreak revenge on tho Democratic
party for refusing their Idol the presi?
dential nomination In 1844 than they
were'to bar slavery from tho Territories.
When Cafis, whose aspirations had dead?
locked the Democratic National conven?
tion of 1844 and given the nomination to
Polk, was mado the D?mocratie candi?
dato In 1848, the Barnburners, bent upon
bis defeat, secured control of the Free
Soil National convention, and nominated.
Van Buren on a platform declaring for
"free soil, free speech and free men."
This manoouvcr lost New York to the
Democracy, and scaled tho fate of Cass.
Taylor, the Whig candidato, received a
majority of thirty-six votes In the elec?
toral college. Van Buren, who had poll?
ed 291,203 popular votes, a fourth of which
were Democratic, retired to become th?
eage of the,village of Klnderhook, while
Oass continued In public life undisturbed,
showing his real greatness In the serenity
with which he accepted defeat.
In 1862 the presidential nominee of the
Free Soil party, which now called Itself
.the Freo Democracy, was John P. Hale,
bf New Hampshire, one of the most win?
ning and admlroblo ligures In tho history
of the antl-slavery movement. Hale be?
gan life as a Democrat, and In 1843 was
chosen as the representative of his dis?
trict In Congress, but, breaking with his
party on the annexation of Texas, failed
of re-election. He then made a memora?
ble canvass of his State, as a candidate
for Senator, and at Its close won" the seat
which, save for a brief Interregum, he
held for sixteen years. ? magnetic
speaker. Hale possessed a voice singu?
larly adapted for oratory, nnd he had
carefully cultivated It so that It waa. pos?
sible for him, without seeming effort, to
speak so that be could be heard by im?
mense throngs with perfect distinctness.
His voice was mellow and charming, and
so were his manners. Though for sever?
al years the only avowed antl.-slavcry
man In the Senate, a fact which mado
lilm th? frequent target for abuse and as?
sault, be had perfect command of his tem?
per, and was a master of the art of mak?
ing a soft answer turn away wrath.
The Bouts of Hale.?
Those wVio moat violently assailed Hale
In debate were often in? private life 'his
devoted friends, a?; a pleasant anecdote
recited by Ntdhan Sargent bears witness,
?n 1850 the presence of a pro-slavery mob
In AVashington prompted Hale' to Intro?
duce In, the Senate a resolution pro?
viding fur the reimbursement of persons
whose property should be destroyed by
riotous assemblages. Henry S. Foote, a
quick-tempered Irishman', who then rep?
resented Mississippi In the Senate, de?
nounced this resolution as intended to
protect "negro stealing," adding that if
Hale came to Mississippi he would he
hanged to the nearest tree, and that be
CFoote) would cheerfully assist his ex?
ecutioner. It was a most unfortunate
speech for Foote, who. as a matter of
fact, was on most Intimate terms with
Hale.' His mall, in less than forty-eight
hours, waa burdened with letters filled
with caustic revllement, and within a
week he was known all.ov?r the North
V Hangman Foote.
One morning a month later, a young
woman from New Hampshire callediipon
Hale and asked him to intercede for her
brother, who had been arrested for some
ofTense. Hale told her that h* could do
nothing, but that he had a friend who
might,, and he took her to Foote. When
the girl bad told her story. Foote said
that he thought ho would be able to help
her, and, that he would see the Secretary
of the Treasury the next day. ? He did so,
and came away with a pardon for. the
young woman's brother. She went with
Hale to Koote's committee.room, and be
told hcr-of his success. Then Hale, turn?
ing to her, said: "My .dear young lady,
when you go back to New Hampshire and
tell the people there that your brother is
out-of his trouble, just say to them, will
yoti? that, he was released through the
Intercession of no other person than the
Senator who Is called In New Hampshire
Hangman Foote, and whp promised to
hang me If ? went to Mississippi. What
he has done for you and your brother is
the sort of a hangman he Is." Hero Hale
j.ut his arm around Foote's shoulder, and
the Mississippi Senator was affected to
Hale, as tho presidential candidate of
the Free Democracy, cut'but a minor fig?
ure in the election returns of 1852, polling
only 156,000 popular votes. The Barn?
burners, having gained revenge In 1848,
had gone back to the regular Democracy,
whose candidate, Pierce, scored an over?
whelming victory. Hale continued In the
Senate a dozen yearn or more, nnd lived
long enough to rejoice over tho downfull
of slavery and the rostqratton of the
Union. Owing, however, to the machi?
nations of a handful of small-fry politi?
cians In New Hampshire, his last days
were spent In comparative obscurity, an?
other man tnklng from .him the seat-in
the Senate which he had enrned the
right to All so long an he should care to
remain In public life.
The "Know .Nothing" Campaign.
The presidential campaign of 18S6
brought to the fore the most powerful of
all the third parties which havo appeared
in American politics, pxcept the Populist
party rrf a more recent time. This was
the Know-nothing, or Amerirnu party,
originally an oath-bound order formed
for the avowed purpose of checking the
Influence of foreign-born voters, Because
Its members professed utter Ignorance
of Its existence, they becamo known as
Knownothlnge. In 1854, tho year In which
the Republican party was born, tho
Knownothlng? carried Massachusetts and
Delaware, and In 1855 they pwept th?
States of ' Massachusetts, Now 'Hamp?
shire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New
York, Maryland, Kentucky and Califor?
nia, Then relaxing most of their secrecy
and adopting tho nnme American party,
in 1856 they nominated Miliari! Flllmoro
for President, and tn so doing brought
defeat to the Republicans, Fremont, the
nominee of the latter party, carried eleven
Northern States, but the Interposition ot
FUlmore'a candidacy lost h|m . Pennsyl?
vania and minois, and assured the elec?
tion of Buchanan, the Democratic can?
didate, Flllmoro carried ono , State,
Maryland, and hla popular vote waa
874,000 . as compared with 1,aoo,000 for
Fremont and 1,800,000 for Buchanan,.
in Lite campaign of I860 there were1
many voters who refused to take their
placo in the Republican party, with ???.
coin as Its candidate, or In either of the
warring factions of the Democracy, one
of which had nominated Douglas and tha
other flrepklnrldge. This body of voters
was composed chiefly of Know Nothings
,and old Whigs, reinforced by a sprink?
ling of ultra-conservative Democrats and
timid Republicans, who rightfully feared
that the election at Lincoln would preci?
pitate secession and Civil war,, Theae
adopted the name of Constitutional Un?
ionista, und seeking (o atfier a middle
course net ween the two great parties on
thn slavery Issue, nominated Bell and
Kvejvtt, on ; a pUtfonn ' which, declared
vaguely for th? "Constitution of the
country, the', unloc, pi the Htates nnd th?
enforcement .of the Uwe." Though the
stars fought against the Constitutional
UnluulsU, thSJf ?cveftbelees jiollea ? pop.
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Monday Morning at 8 O'clock
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ular vote? of 590,000, and carried the
States of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennes
eee with an electoral vote of thirty-nine,
the largest vote In the Electoral College
ever gained by any minor, party. Lin?
coln-had a popular vote of l,866,000.vand.
ISO electoral votes"; and Brecklnridgo', the
nominee of the Southern wing of the
Democracy, had 848,000 popular, and
seventy-two electoral votes, while Doug?
las had 1.375,000 popular votee, but Jn
the, Electoral College received only MI's
eourl's nine votes and three of .New Jer?
Liberal Republicans; Green
The first third party to appear In the
field after the Civil war period was the
Lloeral Republican, which, in 1872, with
Greeley, as Its candidate and the Indorse?
ment of' the Democrats, carried six
States, with sixty-three electoral votes, !
ac compared with 286 electoral votes re- ,
cetved. by Grant. The campaign of 1872
also'? marked the entrance of the Phohl
bltlon party, pledged to the 'suppression
or the manufacture and sale of ? nlcohollo
liquore by Stato and Federal-legislation,
which lias had a ticket in the field even
subsequent Presidential canvass, Though
the Prohibitionists have "never" attained
an electOTul vote or elected a memner of
Congress, It Is more than,.probable that
In one ofltelr presidential canvasses
they decided the contest., The 25,000
votes In New York which in 1884 went to
Si. John, the Prohibitionist .nominee,
three-fourths of which were doubtless di?
verted from ihe Repuniicans, made possi?
ble Cleveland's plurality' of 1,047 over
Blalne In that Slate. Cleveland's elec?
toral vole was 21? and Blaluc's 182. It
New York had gono Republican, Blame'?
total electoral vote would harve neen
318. and he. Instead of Cleveland, would
have been President, -.
The Greenback party, the distinctive
tenet In whoso creed was the. issuo ot
currency directly by the government , in
the exclusion of the banks, cama Into
existence In 1874, and in 1876, 1880 and
18*1 had presidential tickets In tho field,
It never obtained an electoral vote, but It
from time lo time chose many members
of Congress, nnd in ISSO, when James B.
Weaver was Its candidate for President,
It polled 307,306 popular vote?. It censed
to figura In the National election return?*
after 1884, but Its doctrines of flat money
supplied the leading article for tno creed
of the Union Labor party, which In 1888.
with Alami J. Streeter as Its candidalo
for President, polled 148,000 votes. The
Populist party of more recent years may
also be said to bo the National suc?es?
Bor of the Greenback party, for In Its Ilrst
National convention held at Omaha In
More of these new, thin
model -watches that are
so popular, Men who
have bought are send?
ing their friends here
every few days. The
best'watoh values ever
offered, good timekeep?
ers aud handsome I
?, Lumsden & Son,
TOI linst ?a?a Street,
1892, two years after it first came to, the
front as a powerful political factor, It
declared "Itself against the Issue of gold
bonds and the National banking system,
and in favor of an increase in greenbacks,
the free coinage ..of.sllver.at the?ratio of
sixteen to one, ? graduated Income tax.
government control of rallwaya, tele?
graphs and telephones, and the aboli?
tion, of alien ownership-of land.
Populists and Weaver. .
In 1892 the Populisti, with James B.
Weaver as their candidate for. President,
secured twenty-two electoral votes, and
gained more than a million popular votes.
Four years later, they did not make an
independent nomination, but supported
Bryan for President, although they re?
jected Sewell, Bryan's Democratic run?
ning mate, and put up Thomas E. Wat?
son for Vlc'e-Presldent. In 1000 the bulk
of the ' Populists again Indorsed Bryan,
but the more radical element repudiated
this action and nominated Whart,on Bark?
er, who polled only a small fraction over
50,000,votes. Woolley, the Prohibition?
ist candidate in that year, polled four
times as many votes n s Barker, who was
distanced by Dobs. Hip nominee of the
Social Democrats. Indeed, the significant
feature of the minor election returns of
1000 was the great gain over previous
years In the vote pollod by the various
Socialist sects, Socialism does not thrive
as vigorously In the United States as In
France and Germany, but It promises to
become n force with which American
statesmen will have to reckon in the not
Though the career of most of the third
parties has been a brief one. it will ho
seen from tlite series that thoy more thnn
once exerted a decisive influence on Pres?
idential elections. The Liberty party In
1844. the Free Soil party In 1848, the Know
Nothing party In 1856, and the Prohibi?
tionist party In 1884, turned the scalo' In
a Presidential eanvaes. Should the pend?
ing contest provo a close one, history
may repeat Itself.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.) '
FREDEBICKSBURU,.'VA.,' July B.?T?
gether with the Fourth of July fostlvl
tiep, the wer?k h"re has been quite a
lively on?. Thero hnve been a number ot?
timali dunces and picnics, visitors hnve
been arriving and Fred eri cksburgers go?
ing off to J.he World's Fair and summer
Mrs. B, J ? Denny nnd children have
gone to Amelia Courthouse to spend tho
Miss S. C. Williams, who hns been
visiting Miss Salile Montgomery, has re?
turned to hor home, In Culpcpur.
Mrs. T. P. Campbell, of Richmond, who
has been the giient of relatives here,
has returned homi?.
Mrs. John T. C?oolrlck hns relumed
from a visit to Judge Mason's family, In
King George county.
Major nntl Mrs, T. 15, Morris are au?
Jottrnltig at Covlngton
Mies Chalmers, of Halifax county, is
the guest of Mr^aiid Mrs. ?. ?. Lane.
.Mr. and Mrs, T?WtTS King, of Waycross,
Ga., visited Mrs, King's mother, Mrs.
Anna C. King, at her home hore this
Mrs. E. J. Smith has gone to King
George to spend som? time with rela?
Mr. Wlstar Vf. Braxton, of 'London,
is visiting his mother nnd sisters here.
(?poclal to TheT|mos*D|BpatoTi,)
RADFORD, VA., July D.?Radford at
this season Is charming, vistas of shad?
owy woods and dim blue mountains,
fields of new mown hay and- Blacks nf
yellow grain making tho landscape Ideally
The. week ho-s been one of extreme
quietude, barring the physical culture
fever which lias raged among the remi
nino population. Mrs. ^Rlklns, an un?
usually fine teacher, formerly from Now
york, has been making converts 1n great
numbers, mid bloomers have heen added
to many wardrobes as part of the boudoir
equipment, while the physical culturo
brace has superseded the corset, . .'
There have been uo F? entMa?iaWiiit*
or. other social functions this week; no
weddings or rumors of weddings.. The
glorious Fourth was observed by the clos?
ing of banks nnd postofnce, and there
were a few picnic excursions, but the
day wns^one'of' Sabbatb-llkei-.-stillness,
and there are no casualties to report from
gunpowder, fire crackers, etc.
Miss Melita Wilson Is visiting friends
Miss Kva Hatcher, of Lynehburg, after
visiting her sister, Mrs. T. M. Turner,
left Wednesday for Bluefleld. to visit
Mrs. Hugh C. Jordan.
Messrs. Rob and' Ashby Henry, who
have 'beeil attending tho Pennsylvania
Textile' School, are visiting friends In
town a few days, en route to their home
In Tazewell. :
Mr; hnd Mrs. George B. Klmball are
spending a few days at Mountain Lake.
Among the guests of Rev, and'Mrs.
Edwin :R;; Carter this week were Mrs.'
Waller Boyd, of Nelson;? Mrs. Albert
Gravely, of Martinsville; Mr. Robert
Withers and son, of PIttsburgr Miss Royal
Carter, Miss Alice Carter and Mrs. Eliza?
beth Carter, .of Evansvllle, lud.
?Miss -Mazie' Jordan Is visiting relatives
In Pulaskl. .
Winchester to Annex.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch;)
WINCI-fESTER, VA., July 9.?The
Common Council of Winchester has taken
preliminary'steps toward annexing con?
siderable territory In Frederick county,
and a committee has heen appointed to
supply the. necessary data for legal action
at the Council's next meeting. If the
scheme matermllzos li means that about
half u million dollars' worth of real estate
will he Incorporatoli, t.he city will bo moro
symmetrical in-shape and iho population
wlll.be. groatly Increased by .the addition
of hundreds who' now onpoy th? many,
privileges had by residents of the city
without sharing their portion of the muni?
cipal burden. Of course, It Is expected
that the county will object, with the ex?
ception of those who Uve In the districts
to be annexed.
(?Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch,)
SCOTTSVILLE, VA? July O.-The con?
dition or' thn roads about' Scottsvllle Is
greatly improved for tho present, and if
thoy would but remain "navigable" for
the space of a.few months, how thankful.
would the travelers be.
Mr. Marlon Pitts returned on Monday
night from a trip to' Arvon. .
Dr. James Hart left on Wednesday for
his "home in Ixiuisa.
' Miss ?. M. ? Hill has heen sick,: but
Rov. nnd Mrs. CE. Blankenship are1
visiting friends near Danville.
Miss Parker Harris has been confined
to the house, by sicklies for several days,
but Is better.
The .funeral of Mr. G. W. Faulconer
took place on Sunday at 2 P. M., and the
remains wero taken to Gordpnsyllle.
"Mrs. Nannie Oilman Is Improving, after
her recent Illness. , *
Mr. Ellett Day and family, of Alexan?
dria, are visiting relatives here. >
Why not have a
Telephone in your
residence and be in
reach of your grocer,
butcher, baker, etc.,
without going out in
the hot sun.
Our rates are reasonable.
Southern Hell Telephone
and Telegraph Co.
7t1 East Grace Street.
Telephone No. 3011.
Te get a low price, hut quite
another to get a good Roof?
ing and a low price combined.
Our Ready-Koat Asphalt pre?
sents it. Per square, $1.75.
Complete. Send us your
Baldwin & Brown,
HARDWARE. ROOFING, LIME, CE?
MENT, TERRA COTTA PIPE,
In favor of Bromm's Bread", should be car?
ried out In every household m celebration
of July 4th. This bread Is the very, beat
' that cn.ii be had for love or money, and
there Is no better.time to reform your
broad supply than on our great 'national
516 Marshall Street.