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Oharles A. Oulberson.
About four years before the pro
mulgation of the Declaration of In
dependence of Congress, William H.
Crawford was born in Amherst coun
ty, Va. Before he had advanced be
yond childhood his father took him
to Georgia, and there the boy grew
to manhood, and became one of the
first citizens of the republic. He was
elected to the legislature, and soon
after was chosen a Senator in Con
gress, of which body lie became presi
dent pro tempore during his first
term. He was Minister to France dur
ing the war of 1812, and upon his
return was appointed Secre,ary of
War by President Madison, and soon
after was transferred to the Treasuiry
Department, of which he continued
the head throughout the succeeding
two administrations of President
Monroe. He was a prominent candi
date for President. in 1825, and,
his was one of the names that went
before the House of Representatives
upon the failure of the electoral col
lege to elet. Though lie was a Jer
fersoniii. Daiil Webs er, a New
England Federalist, strove for the
election of' Crawfiord. even over John
Q. Adams. from Welister's own state.
House lie inviled Crawford to remain
at the head of t1he Treasury, but lie
declimol, re-trned lionie. aecepted a
.juld.!vship. :1111 a1 Cow you'sr.- hoer UI'-l.
Crowfor11d was nlot sli rea aIman
- as ChII I. or p'alluo ti, or eh .er, b)t
he was het ter fitted for the Presidency
than any one of them. Ie was em
phatieally :I sagacious man, Ie was
ot a statesman by intuition, his
statesmatishiip result(el from reflee
tion. Though no genius, he Jud w
dom of the hilfhest practical order.
Webster and Calhoun were warm
friends in IS25, and both hoped to see
Crawford chosen President over
Adams or Jaekson. and it is no small
tribute to a man's capacity and char
acter when Calhoun and Webster in
dorsed him for the first place in the
Charles A. Culberson, of Texas, is a
direct lineal descendant from Wil
liam 11. Crawford. of Georgia, and a
chip of that same block in abilities,
in character, in temperament. Cau
tions in deliberation, he is adamant
when once lie has reached a conclu
S'In. There is nothin- dazzlinE about
him. It is a clI head always. He re
fleets carefully and wei-hs every ar 1
'lument- serupulously before he -le
eudes: hil his 1e sil-n is final . He
i today ti 0le )(-.Zt pr'ared ml n:1 in tihe
Senate. lie has ill ,ll lrunks. boxes.
drawers. :i 4'hest: nore palpers and
scraps of papers than any other of.
our publie mven. and he knows pre-i
cisely where to search for any one of
them. lie would rIeqiiest of wish to
be burned. Like Raillie Nicol Jar
vie's father, the deacon. lie never
puts,out his hand so far that he can
not 'lraw it back again. le is the
most Capable and the ilost skillful
pl.iticiaii ini the Demnocratic partiy
Daiividl 1. Cual hersoni was a mlembher
of Congress for t wenity-two vear's
whena he v'oluntiiarily retired from that
body. As a lawyer h le hadl no siuper
Legislaturei, anad for mian yi'~ ears lhe
.presided over' thle 'Judiciary Commnit
lee. One of the finest public speak
er's inl public life, lie rarely address
ed the 11ouse', but when he'did rise
to speak lhe commiianidedi the attent.ion
of all wit hini t-he sound of his v'oice.
lie was powerful in the logie of comn
mon senlse. Hie loved simple and home
hly speech. lie was a simple man in
Itillperameii and11( as dlemoiicraitic as a
'haunt ing shiirt or a coonlekina cap. The
lat.e Tomi Reed had evt.raZvaganit ad1
mi rat ion for hiis ext raor'di,nary abilI
it ies, and wh'len t hey were bot.h mnem
bers of the ,Judiciary' Committee,
Rieed was fonid of taking unitenlable
positions just to see ''old( Cyclops
(demolish them.'' It' was the ambi
tionit of the elder Culherson to repr'es
ent Texas in the Senate, not for van
ity, but hieeause lie was conscious of
his capacities for t hat t.heatre. A
time camie wvhen the Senatorship was
his for the asking, but lie was now
growing old and tired of p)arliamen
tary life, lie dlecledl it, and Texas
gave to his faivorite soil, the aplIe of
is 'eye, t.he core of' his heart--the'
hoy of whom lie was so hproud and
who so well (deserved his approbation.
The younger Culberson wvas born
in Alabama in 1855, and the follow-I
ing year his father became a citizen
of Texas. Old Dave said that lie in..
t.endled that the boy should have an
education that would enable him ''to
find his hat." One might write vol
umes and not express it so well.
What the father meant was that, his
boy should be disciplined for the bat
tle of life; that he should be taught
detail; that he should be grounded in
selg-reliancee, that lie should know~
how to make his wvay ini the worl4.
Many a boy bright, healthy, vigorous,
cannot fit.l his hat in the mornitling,
and the pity of it is they go through
what they cannot find, and simply be
cause they were not properly taughl
in childhood how to seek.
And as soon as he was old enough
young Culberson was packed off tc
the Virginia Military Institute, v
school little inferior to West Point,
There he graduated with high hon
ors, and was anxious for a military
career; but that did not suit the fath
er, who insisted that the son should
study for the bar. He entered biE
father's office and studied under th<
instructions of the old man for three
years aid then became % student at
the law department of the University
of Virginia, where he greatly distin
gluishel himself. Hore lie attracted
the attention of Senator Daniel, him
self a great lawyer, who wrote a pap
er on one of Culberson's legal pro
dictions at school, and predicted the
(listiigitis-he( career the young man
was t.o carve out.
Returning to Texas after his gradiu
ation, young Culberson opened an of
fice at Jefferson, and engaged active
lV inl tile practice. Ie was very soon
thereafter electedt prosecuti ing attor
ney of Marioi Counity hit Iis private
praetice made such demands on him
that, inl juslice to li,; clients. lie was
forecil to rein tle oflive. While yet
a very V0o1ing 1nan be appeared in
S rjiiUm' Hri .t0 i' 'litel
.11es wNid aru i te celebrated
ease of 1e Grandie vs. The United
States, involving the constitutional
ity of the ku klux act. His speech
otn that occasion was a. legal triuimph,
a1nI tihe cout d. decided the case in his
Plient 's favor.
Ii H90. at the age of thirty-five.
lie was elected attorney general of
Texas, suceeding the redoubtable
James Iogg, and two years later lie
was reelected. It was while lie was
attorney general that lie again ap
"eared before the Supreme bench at
Washington and argued the case of
Heagan vs. The Farmers' Loan and
Trust Company. tivolving the con
st-itutioiality of the act creating the
T'exas ailtiroad conmission. 1When lie
had conchided his argument and was
prepariig to leave the room the clerk
of court beckoned him, and upon go
ing to the desk he there found Mr.
Justice Gray. who wvarmly congratii
lated him upon his able presentation
of ti. case. This was praise t'rom
i Huert, and a Sir ubert not. ]a
vish of praise. Some years subse
Ilenty. whenl he Itade anlother ex
1e : n1 l l,y * v t plea bfore that
ivlh .listice Oray again sent for
hin adtl said: "Young man. I have
wvatId yuirl career. a::( am not i
nifIlI of the fact. that. the people of
Texas have taken care t hat you
shotld iot go unrewarded.'' Chief
Justice liller also heartily commend
In 1894 Culberson was electe( Gov
ernor. defeating t.he veteran John H-.
Reagan for the nomination. Two
years later lie was re-elected. His
admoiniiist rat ion was emi nentfly sat is
tfactory". andt( his fame wecnt to the uit
termoiist paits of thle Un!iion, when,
with hulldog determination. he bani
ishedu the prize ring fromti the State.
I ticst a deal of mon'iev. andc nii end(
lif vieihmtie.' buit Christian eiviliza
tiont cheigfully footed thte bill and
poieied the border-. In 1899 Cuilber
soni becamne a Senator in Congress,
and is ttow serving his second termn.
Hie is a capital public speaker, but
iot ia whirlhwind declaimer. What he
says will set men a-thinking, rather
bait a-shouting, lie speaks the Eng
lish tongue, and never wanders from
the text. His style is that of the
thin ker anid the latwyer. He never
talks for thle galleries, but his A1
:Iresses are to the Senators.
Culherson is a party man th rough
and throtigh ; so was Lincoln ; so is
Roosevelt. Bitt Cutlber'son, like all
reat lawyers, is a conservative, lie
does tnot believe in pyrotechnies. He
suspects novelty, lie will sooner
eros's the river' ott a safe br'idge than
an a tightrope, lie examines every
thing, anid no labor daunts him. Well
grounttded in the funidementals of
party politics, lie tests everything by
those principles. In short, Charles
A. Cutlberson Is his great-great
grand-fathetr returned to life and
William U1. Crawfo-rd1 and D)avid B.
Cutlhersom live again in him.
T undi(erstand( thte Democratic side
of te United States Senate is in
searchl of a leader. Culiberson htas no
superior in that body. No man is
more aleirt-swifter to see a mistake
of the enemy or prompter to take ad
vantage of it. It may be objected that
lie is Fabius rathier than Marcellus;
bitt Fabius gave Hanni-bal more con
etrn than did Marcellus. Fabius sav
ed Rome; Marcellus fell in action.
Culberson is perhaps the only sena,
tor the Democrats would cheerfull
follow, lie does not create antagon
isms, lie has an admirable temper.
He commands confidence and wins re
spect. LeaderCtshiip is as necessary to
a party as to an army. No man who
saw the wotrk of Thomas B. Reed ini
the Fifty-second Congress wil dial
lnethat pr6position. jf.,4eDem
crats of the Senate of .08 a,
led with half the skill t "epub)
cans of the House werQ 1a" 891-9
it will have a- tremondoum effect c
the political situation.
When the Southern Senators reti
ed in 1861 and Douglas di1ed, the D4
mocrats of the Senate wot In a gref
deal worse fix than their successoi
are in the present Senate. They wei
few in number and withol leade:
ship. The two ablest men auoll
them were powerless in tihe grasp
the demon of drink. Garret Day
was not yet a Democrat. Lazarus V
Powel was discredited for his.Soutl
orn sympathies. 14itham was mo0
than half a Republican. Turpie was
Senator but a few weeks. Doolitt)
was yet a full Republican. Hendriel
was not yet a Senator. Thurman di
not come in until 1869. There was n
leadership, and v,ery nearly no part:
Hendricks and Thurman put a diffel
ent face on things, and it was th
wise counsel of Thurman, supporte
by Bayard, lianar. Hill, and Cassei
ley, that. gave the Democrats thi
Senate in the Forty-sixth Congre:
It took twelve years for the "01
Roman'' to aecoiplish it, but le ha
but a handful of supporters to bw-i
with, yet he hewed his way to ilh
majority b y N Ile sheer force of i
aund the invinvibiIl ruths iof ol
io-ed Dlimcracy, a principle tha: ha
never for oMe no m101lent been in a minl
ority in this republic since the ord
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-e Uni'ed' States. Tilden saw with per
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1 Made: the declaration: "The Demo
n cratie -party was never beaten when it
But leadership implies discipline,
t Will the Democracy be led? That is
-s the question, and there's the rub.
Senators are human. Culberson is, yet
young for a 'Senatorial leader. Will
g the others follew? It is said that Mr.
lRoosevelt has chosen the Democratic
s leader of the Sen4te, and Mr. Culber
son is not the man. Mr. Roosevelt
i- has accomplished more impossible
e, things than any other man since Na
a polean Bonaparte. He is absolute mas
e ter of one party and claims an option
s on the other. If the Dem6cratie
party is going to take orders from a
o Republican President, it is useless
'. to even think of Culberson for the
titular leader of such a layout. If
e lie is made leader in name he will be
J leader in fact, and the party in the
- Senate would as well, or better, go
e ont of the poliitical busilne"ss as to
. name a leader and then take orders
I from the enemy.
1 With srong Deiocratie lealer
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e Culberson and WAilliais--the next
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