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VOL. VII. NUMBER 10
IN THE LEGIS. 'o,. v
'<f t
Law Makers at Work on Mai.<
Bills of Interest.
NO TEMPERANCE CROWD IS THIS.
The Gray Bill in the Senate and the Boyn
ton Bill in the Houho Go Down in
Defeat—Still Talking of Con
victfl Leases.
Decatur won the court house fight,
in the house, Stone mountain falling
just short of the necessary two-thirds
majority.
The senate confirmed B. B. Bower
judge city court of Decatur county; F.
R. Tarver judge Effingham county
court; E. T. Shuriey, solicitor Warren
county court.
The Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany got in its work in the Senate on
Friday last. A bill had been intro
duced placing telephone companies
under the railroad commission Re
presentative Howell of Fulton, is the
Telephone Company’s Attorney. He
appeared before the senate committe
and killed the bilk Mr, Howell is also
attorney for the Pullman Sleeping Car
Company. A bill p’acing sleeping ear
com), inies under the railroad commis
sion fared the same fate.
A bill has passed the bouse providing
for a school census this year and every
ten years afterward to be taken by the
city and county boards of education.
" is will secure for each county its
rightful proportion of the public school
fund.
The house bill providing for the
state’s purchase for every public officer
and justice of the peace of the book
“Georgia Form and Practice” was
passed. The state purchased 4,000
copies.
More pay and unlimited sessions is
now the cry. Two bills have been pre
sented in the house providing for a sal
ary of 8250 per year for representatives
and instead of for 50 days, sessions
shall continue as long as there is any
business before the body.
Decatur has won the court house
fight for good. All efforts for Stone
Mountain have failed.
Calvin of Richmond, has introduced
a bill repealing the 10 per cent tax law
on state banks. He wants the law
tested and passage of the bill would
secure a test case.
Blalock of Fayette, introduced a bill
repealing the tax on the capital of
banks or banking institutions and tax
ing the shares in the county where the
bank is located at their market value.
The legislature has a custom that is
dangerous but is constantly followed.
Representatives Boyd of McDuffie and
Branch of Columbia called public at
teptio'y to the T 9
is that of dispensing with the roll call
and transacting public business while
there is no quorum present. This was
being done Saturday and a hot discus
sion came up when Mr Boyd called for
adjournment on account of no quorum.
H»lf of the members were absent and
the busine s being transacted was ille
gal Finally the committee on elec
tions was sent for, barely securing
thereby a quorum.
The house now holds two sessions
daily from 9 a. m. to 1 p m., and 3 p.
m. to 5 p. m.
The house abolished the city com
missions of Savannah on Saturday. A
big fight will ensue in the senate
Hon. J. L. M Curry and U. S. Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson have been
invited to address the General Assem
bly on Nov. 29.
The special house committee has fa
vorably reported the bill creating three
new court circuits. Coweta will be
cut into two, one composed of Coweta,
Meriwether, Campbell and Fayette
counties and the other of Carrol], Heard
and Troup. The wire-grass circuit
composed of Dooly, Wilcox, Irwin and
Worth is a new circuit. Another makes
Bryan, B illoch, Liberty, Mclntosh,
Effingham, Montgomery and Tattnall
ir—separate circuit, making a cir
cuit of Chatham county alone. Lau
rens will be taken from the Ocmulgee
circuit and Glascock from the Northern
and both added to the Middle circuit,
which will be called the Ogeecbee cir
cuit. Montgomery is from the Oconee
and Bulloch and Tattnall from the
Middle circuit. The addition of Lau
rens and Glasscock to the Middle cir
cuit will take their place. The Ogee
chee district will be completed by the
other counties now in the Eastern cir
cuit, while Chatham county alone will
form the Eastern circuit. This will
make 26 judicial circuits.
The convict question still hangs over
the house and being now in order for
the morning session will be discussed
for some time yet. Every indication
points to a continuance of the present
lease system with a few changes. The
state farm plan seems to meet with ob
jections on all sides.
The bill abolishing free tuition in
the State University was killed in the
committee Monday. This gives the
University the first victory in its fight.
Representative Henderson, (Pop ) of
Forsyth, has stirred up the school
commissioners. In a speech before the
committee Saturday defending his bill
for uniform text books, he said that,
the school book trusts are in the habit
of annually presenting 825 to 850 worth
of books to the commissioners 11“
would not call it a bribe but it was on
the same line of a railroad giving a
pass to a legislator. The speech cre
ated a sensation in the house.
A new school book bill has been in
troduced. It gives authority for mu
nicipal or county boards to buy direct
or contract with other parties, to rent
or lease volumes to responsible parties
for use during the school term, and
where two thirds of the qualified voters
vote for it, to place in operation the
free school book svstem The bill also
provides that where voters approve it,,
a tax shall be levied to cover purchase
cost Any system if adopted will be in
force for 5 years subject to repeal if a
majority vote for repeal
Sheriffs and county officers of other
counties are using their influence to de-
THE PEOPLE’S PARTY PAPER
feat the Brannan bill in the senate
• whereby the officials of Fulton county
7 'll receive salaries in future instead
?s. At present the fees run way
into the thousands and an allow
ance of $3,0 >0 per year for each of the
pincipal officers would save Fulton
county, thousands of dollars i,annually
Representative E N. Ennis of Bald
win, whose seat was contested by the
. Democratic candidate, Robt. Whitfield,
although the Populist majority was a
large one, will keep his seat, the com
mittee having decided in h’s favor.
The bills to give the Technological
school $lO 000 and recommending that
> a similar amount be raised by popular
' subscription to establish a Textile de-
• partm ent has been reported favorably
and will probably passs.
' Bills passed in the house: Giving
• counties same right as corporations to
r condemn property; establishing public
1 school system in Culloden; providing
all nrxed flour manufactured in the
‘ state or imnorted shall be b-anded
1 both with the name “Mixed Flour” and
’ an analysis of the contents.
’ By a vote of 23 to 2, the Senate pass
’ ed the Starr bill leaving it to the jury
‘ in criminal cases to determine whether
’ sufficient time has elapsed for the voice
! of reason and humanity to be heard
’ after an insult.
Senate bill passed, providing that
children of the half blood on the ma
‘ ternal side shall inherit the same as the
paternal side, prohibiting using steam
I boders without a fusible metal safety
’ plug.
! The committee visiting the Cole City
convict camps report that the 228 con
’ victs there are poorly clad and have
1 insufficient bedding.
. POPULISTS ARE UNSEATED.
Georgia Legislature Turns Down the Jef
l ferson Representatives.
> The house of representatives will
now have two more Democrats on roll
> call, representatives Salter and Wren
■ of Jefferson county being deprived of
their seats by the committee on priv-
i ileges and elections.
• In spite of the fact that the house is
Democratic by an overwhelming ma
jority, it took a long and determined
1 fight to oust these two Populists.
1 Jefferson county is clearly Populist
but in the recent state election the
count showed only 16 maj irity for the
Populists and the Democratic candi
dates. Messers Polhill and Stapleton
at once entered a contest. Fraud was
alleged and Democrats have been busy
since last October trying to sustain th*
charge. The case has been in the
courts and the struggle a hot one.
The committee threw out one hun
dred Populist votes, claiming illegali
ty, so that the returns would show
e ghty four majority for the Demo
crats. Judge Gambrell had thrown
out fourteen Democratic vote’ as being
/ illegal, cut. ! .ng down the -nejiriy t.r,
seventy. The Democrats are jubilant.
.1 GRAY BILL DEFEATED.
. How the Senators Voted on the Latest
Substitute.
I The Gray bill prohibiting the sale of
• liquors in less quantty than one pint
failed of passage in the Senate last
’ week by a vote of 20 for and 17 against
23 being the requisite const tutional
! majority.
Senators voting aye were: Allen At
kinson, Brinson, Brooke, Castleberry,
■ Everett, Flewellen Flynt, Gray, Hop
. kins, Kemp, McFarland, Starr, Stew
art, J. A , Stro’her, Thomson, Turner,
Walker, Witcher and Wooten. Those
voting nay were Battle, Blalock, Car
- ter, Comos, Cook, Dunwoody, Geiger.
Golding, Golightly, Ham, Mann, Red
. wine, Sheffield, Shropshire, Stewart,
> T. D., Vanßuren and Walker.
> Friends of the measure express sur
prise at its defeat.
j Culver who had voted for other bills
i of the same kind was absent. Hudson
■ who had been against them was also
I absent. Kilpatrick who had been vot
s ing for them declined to vote, as also
Wilcox who changed on the final vote
I and declined to vote Stevens was out
of the hall during the vote and West
moreland was absent. “Had those
, who were outspoken and apparently
i sincere in their stand in favor of the
bill voted for it on the final vote we
. could have passed the bill” said one of
> the Populist senators “Democrats
s were afraid to shoulder the responsi
. bility.”
COMMITTEE MEETS.
_ Executive Body of tlie Re-organization in
] St. Louis.
1 St Louis, Nov 28.—The Executive
Committee of the National Re-organi
r zation Committee of the People’s Party
r elected at the Nashville Conference on
1 July 4, met here today, 29 states beirg
i represented. Chairman Milton Park
t, presiding. Positive action looking to
3 the future of the party will be taken.
Speaking of the meeting, Chairman
Park says:
j “We are opposed to fusion with any
; body or anything,” he continued, “and
s want a straight fight, if we can get it.
“The mission of the national organ
j ization committee appointed at th<»
j Memphis meeting of the National Re
-3 form Press Association, last winter, is
J not to supercede the People’s Party
t National Committee, but to assist it I
t -ecently wrote Chairman Marion But
i ler tendering what assistance we could
give. He received the letter but has
not replied. We are still willing to
co-opcate with Butler, if he desires it
If he does not our course will soon be
determined.”
Among those present are: Chairman
Park, of Dallas, Texas; Secretary W.
t S Morgan, of Arkansas; Dr. B addon
t B. Crowe, of Alabama, treasurer; Whar
ton Barker, of Philadelphia, editor of
I The American; William L Phillips, of
s Georgia; J. M. Ferris, of Joliet, 11l ;
B Abe Steinberger, of Kansas; H. M
o Motts in ger, of Indiana, and A L. Har
binson, editor of New Era, Vi> cernes,
’ Ind.; Gen. J. S. Coxey, of Ohio and
others.
n
a Conference In S'Bslon.
The North Georgia Dist'ict M E
r Conference is now in session in Athens.
>- The attendance is the largest for years.
HERE IN OLD GEORGIA.
Doingsofa Week Gathered in
Brief Paragraphs.
SOLID NEWS FOR A SOLID PEOPLE.
Happening, of General Interest From
Many Countie.—Crime, and Crimi
nals—-What the Other Fellow
Saw And Tell. Yon About.
The “wets” won in Baldwin county
in an election recently by 54 majority.
The supreme court has decided that
Tom Allen the noted Macon murderer
must hang.
Henry Nisbet, who it is claimed has
murdered 9 people has been jailed at
Macon.
Col R. L Berner will run for con
gress and not for Governor so says the
Macon News.
John Ryan Sr., for years Atlanta’s
dry goods prince died at his home in
this city Monday.
Prof. Andrew Sledd, now of Vander
bilt University, has been elected to the
chair of Latin in Emory College.
Rich, gold bearing ore has been found
in Union county near Blairsville and
placer mines are paying handsomely.
The third annual horse swappers’
convention of Gwinnett county will be
held at Lawrenceville on Nov 24, 25
and 26
Col. Samuel M. Carter died last Tues
day at his home in Murray county and
eight of his ex-slaves bore his body to
the grave.
Friday, while Mrs. James Faulkner
of Cleveland was out of the house look
ing after her cows her infant child
crawled into the fire and was burned to
death. The child was about eighteen
months old.
Win. L. Moody, for years a salesman
for ths J. B. White Company of Augus
ta, suicided in that city last week while
in a spell of the blues. Moody’s wife
bad left him the previous day and on
her return for her personal effects, he
fired the fatal shot.
John Morrison shot and killed Char
lie Roberts Saturday night. A large
number of negroes attended the Rob
inson circus at Covington and were re
turning home. The shooting took
place in Rockdale county, near the line
of DeKalb and Rockdale. Both parties
were negroes and whisky was the cause
of the row.
Thomas Davis, a farmer living 7 miles
from Irwinton, was held up by two un
known men and made to give up an
express package containing $162, which
he had just taken from the express
office at Mclntyre. The men were
disguised, having sack puileo over
their heads. It is believed that the
robbers are men living in the neigh
borhood and knew Davis was expecting
the money.
Charies E. Hamilton, one of the larg
est and wealthiest planters in Dooly
county, died Monday afternoon at his
country residence four miles east of
Cordele. He leaves a wife and two
< hildren. His widow had formerly
lost two husbands, Hamilton by name
who were brother and cousin to her
iast husband. All th'ee of her hus
bands died with the same malady,
hemorrhagic fever.
While sleeping in the caboose of the
company’s tram road at Pitts last Fri
day night, Charles Levnor, the machin
i<-t of the saw mill of the Enterprise
Lumber Company, was brutally as
saulted by Joe Walker, a negro em
ploye of the company. The assassin
stole to the side of the sleeping man
and fired a pistol ball into his ear. The
wounded man is still living, but in a
precarious condition. The negro was
arrested and lodged in jail.
Beynton BUI Dies.
In the house Tuesday, the Boynton
bill prohibiting the making or sale of
liquors in any part of the state was
lost by a vote of 74 for to 64 against,
the majority not being the requisite
cons itutional majority. Ex Governor
Boynton, one of the most distinguished
of Georgia’s legislators, defended the
measure against a flood of questions.
His speech was the feature of the ses
sion in spite of the many interruptions
which were seemingly planned to
break down the popularity of the bill.
Every Populist representative voted
for the measure.
The roll call on the bill stood as fol
lows :
Ayes—Atkinson, Bates, Boyd. Berry,
Branch, Bowden, Boswell, Baggett,
Blalock Brannen, Bedgood, Brinson,
of Burke, Boynton, of Spalding, Ben
nett, of Jackson, Craig, Cole, Cook, of
Oconee, Duffy, Dii'-ham, Deakins, Davi
son, Ellis, Edge, Edwards Edenfield,
Faust, Ford, Foster, Felker, Freeman,
Grice, Hall, Hill, Hitch, Hawes, Hamby,
Hightower, Henderson, of Irwin, Hen
derson, of Forsyth, Henderson, of
Washington, Johnson, of Taliaferro,
Ka gler, Leard, Lott, Longley, Moore,
Maddox, Meadows, Montfort, McDon
ald, M Connell, McGehee, Nicholas.
Nisbet, Oliver, Ogletree, Patten Pace,
Quillian, Rutherford. Swift. Sell, Smith
of Crawford, Turner, Thomason of
Morgan, Thomas of Ware. Underwood,
Vincent, Wren, Walden, Watkins,
Whipple, Wilkes. Worsham. Total —74.
Nays—Adams, Bush, B'own, Bussey,
Black, Burwell, Rolfeuillet, Bynton of
Calhoun, Cook, of Decatur, Calvin, Col
lum, Clement, Charters, Chapman, Dod
son, Dickerson, Dunean of Chatham.
Duncan, of Houston, Duncan of Lee,
Ennis of Floyd, Fogarty, Felder, Har
, rell, Henderson of Colquitt, Henderson
, of DeKalb, Jordan, Johnson, of Hall>
Kiser, Knowles, Kendrick, Lance, Law,
Morgan, Meldrim, Mansfield, Mullinax,
McLaughlin, McDaniel, McKee, Mc-
Larty, McDonough, Niles, Nevin,
i Oakes, Paulette, Pearce, Rawls, Reid,
Reece, Rawlings, R dding Rudicil,
Slaton, Smith of Hancock, Taylor, Tim
merman, Thomas of Clarke, Thomas of
Pierce, West, Webb, Wight, Whitaker,
. Wilcox. Total —64.
No Populist voting against the bill.
“EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL; SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONE."
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 1897.
I ROUSE UP YE POPULISTS!
S Prepare Now for the Battle of Your Life in Old
S Georgia and Win the Fight.
® The Populists of Georgia are more than one hundred thousand strong. Year
by year our ranks are swelled by new converts who seeing the light dare to face
X the enemy. The confusion of 189645 now fast fading away and new hopes are
S budding and growing. Shall we allow victory so close at hand to escape us in
X i8 9 8 ?
<5 Every county in Georgia has held, is holding or should hold a “revival meet
-0 ing” and send the glad tidings all along the line, cheering up the despondent and
Wg urging the zealous to still greater efforts. Send in your calls and follow this by a
good report of your meetings. Send in names of new workers with their address
® an! above all, organize! organize! organize!
wg A lisle work now, a word here and a word there, a steady captain in this
® district and a “wheel-horse”' for that will do wonders. M ; x with this a full dose
® of literature regularly and with precision and the outlook will soon encourage
72 others.
x Come into the fight now’ I Scatter your paper into every nook and corner of
X your county —don’t worry about the next county —make yours solid or do your
V best to keep the “skirmishers” back. Now is the time 11 outline your work for the
coming year. Nleet soon and find out ‘‘who is who !
Chairman Cunningham has called the State Executive Committee to meet.
§ Let every member get there ! Let every district be represented ! Now is the
X time to put in club work. Roll up the list. Every hour Will count.
8 STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
X The Executive Committee of the People’s Party of this State is herebv called
X to meet at the Jackson Hotel, Atlanta, Ga., at 11 o’clock, a. m., December 8,
X (the second Wednesday) to consider such business as may come before it.
X J. D. CUNNINGHAM, Chairman.
X J. L. SIBLEY, Secretary.
AROUND THE NATION.
Events of the Week in Our Sis
ter States.
U. S. REVENUES SHOW AN INCREASE.
The Sultan and the Bicycle—New Orleans
Preachers Prove Themselves True to
Duty -Wreck in Arkansas—
Boston Man Suicides.
Frank Blair, a 7-year-old football
player of Penn Station, Westmoreland
county, Pa, died from rough treat
ment at a make-believe foot-ball game
some days ago.
A landslide on the Duchesne river,
upsr s>u. udou'ard Letblaere cojiAy, is
reported to have killed 40 persons. The
place is 45 miles southwest of Quebec.
The sultan has forbidden the use of
the bicycle in Constantinople on the
ground that it is “immoral and danger
ous to the state.”
In Alabama the other day a young
farmer and his wife had a spirited dis
pute over a trivial matter. Rather
than yield to her, he blew out h s
brains.
A Boston man who committed suicide
in a hotel in that city the other d->y
left a note for the landlord in which he
apologized for the necessity of commit
ting the act in his house.
U. S Internal revenue receipts show
an increase of 8761.323 for October of
1897 over the same month of 1896, and
for the past four months 86,759.069 over
those of the same period in 1996.
Japan has demanded $2 000,000 of
Hawaii for indemnity in connection
with emigration affairs and sending a
man of war to Honolula;
The Queen of Spain has pardoned the
Competitor prisoners and they are now
en route to New York. At one time
they were about to suffer the death
penalty and but for the intervention of
the U. S. Consul and minister Taylor
at Madrid would have been shot.
Thirty-one people were injured in a
wreck near Williford, Ark., on Thurs
day night last. The train was derailed
on a trestle and turned over the em
bankment. Several will die from inju
ries,
The New Orleans papers announce
with much satisfaction that the minis
ters of the city, with one single excep
tion, have remained at their posts
throughout the yellow fever visitation;
and in the case of the exception the
absence was not voluntary, but com
pulso y. Protestants, Catholics, and
Jewish rabbis have not for an instant
swerved from the straight path of
their duty and the constant attendance
upon the people of their charges.
The attorneys for Theodore Durrant
have made a new move. The condemn
ed man now stands convicted of the
murder of Blanche Lamont. No dis
position has been made of the addition
al charge of the murder of Minnie
Williams. A document filed with the
district attorney gives notice that on
Friday next the attorneys for the ac
cused will appear before Judge Bahrs
and demand that a time be set for the
trial of the Williams case in the same
manner as that of Blanche Lamont.
District Attorney Barnes takes the po
sition that the Williams case cannot be
forced to trial.
A TERRIBL E FIRE.
The Greatest Blaze In Loudon Slnee the
Year 1666.
London, England, had a fire last Fri
day that wiped out $15,000,000 in prop
erty in less than 5 hours Many his
toric buildings were destroyed and
whole streets of warehouses were gut
ted A hundred thousand or more
watched the flames which were only
stopped by an open square on one side
and broad streets on the other.
“The best meal that can be given to
a regular tramp is a leaden one.” —The
New York Herald, (Dem.)
A BIG RABBIT FARM.
Walton County Man C’aims he is Making
it Pay.
Billie Lamb of Winder has a 12 acre
farm in Walton county stocked with
several thousand old field hares. He
has sold a lot of 3500 for $437 50 and
still has several thousand on hand.
Mr. Lamb says that the northern mar
kets pay 25 to 30 cents each all around
at Winder. The animals breed very
rapidly and are kept at a small cost.
A DYNAMITE FIEND.
Wrecks a Mill and Doing Great Damage
to Crops.
Some one placed a charge of dyna
mite between the mill rocks of Simons
-d;li at WxigLlaviße. Ga., s-fsw higffitr
ago. The explosion destroyed the
dam, the water causing great damage
to crops. The mill house and gio
caught fire and burned down. The losr
will reach $5,000
The Sultan Apologized.
The Sultan of Turkey has sent his
apology to Austria and has ordered the
Austrian flag saluted. Toe Vali of
Adina and other Turkish officials have
been dismissed and full indemnity will
be paid for the indignities offered an
Austrian merchant and the Austrian
embassador.
Best Go«-s Down.
Judge Emory F. Best of Georgia
who was Commissioner of the U S
General Land offic ■■ in Washington, ha
been transferred to an assistant attor
ney’s position. Ex Congressman F ank
W. Mondell of Wyoming being his suc
cessor.
Ex-Bank President Pardoned.
The President has pardoned Ex-Pres
ident Fo'som of the Albuquerque Na
tional Bank who has been doing time
for falsifying the bank statements.
Burn Kemueky Toll Gates.
AU the toll gates in Jessamine coun
ty Kentucky were burned a few nights
ego by a party of masked men. Publi“
sentiment favors free toll roads and
the roads will be kept free in the fu
ture.
Thanked the Judge.
Tom Cyrus, the Allan a negro who
murdered a negro woman in this city
last summer, was sentenced to hang
Tuesday by Judge Candler. Hethank
ed the judge when his doom was pro
nounced and now desires an early exe
cution.
O’Brien Quits Army.
Lieutenant Miehael J. O'Brien of the
U S. Army stationed at McPherson
Ba* racks, who was prominent in a post
court mart al last summer involving
considerable scandal has resigned.
Capt Romeyn who was tried for slap
ping O’ Brien resigned some time ago
by permission of his superior officers.
Pardons Another Embezzler.
President McK'nley has pirdoned
Fred W. Griffin, the assistant cashier,
who embezzled SSO 000 from ths North
western National Bank of Chicago and
who was serving a 5 years term, having
confessed his guilt. He was a society
leader.
Coup*r Gohs Down.
The U. S. Court has decided that
Couper, the late assistant postmaster
of At anta, cannot retain his office but
that Sravthe, the new p ostmaster can
appoint his assistant regardless of
civil service laws
Found Clayton’s Assassin.
Luther Atkins of Pitts. Ga , claims
he can locate ’he man who assas inated
Hon. John M. Clayton of Arkansas in
1889, while the Clayton-Breckinridge
contest was in progress. A reward of
85,000 is still open
Cotton at Ton Cents.
A bale of “Jackson’s Limbless” cot
ton weighing 496 pounds pici-ed from
the Jackson farm near Atlanta, sold
Tuesday at 10 cents per pound Jack
son claims he will get. 18 bales from h s
6 acre plat. The lint feels like lamb
I wool and measures one and one-half
* inches in length.
TO HELP COTTON.
The Growers to Meet in Atlanta
in Early December.
OP INTEREST TO ALL FARMERS,
All Interested in the Cause are Asked to
Co-Operate and Attend the Conven
tion—A Meeting Open to All
Cotton Men.
The cotton growers of the south are
being urged to organize and do some
thing to break the system that has
brought cotton raising to such an un
nrofitable basis.
President Milborn, of the South Car
lina Cotton Growers Association has
j ast issued this call:
“Columbia, S C, November 19, 1897
—To the Cotten Growers of the South :
It a large and enthusiastic meeting of
he cot’on growers of tbesta’e of South
’’arol na, wherein all sections of this
state were represented, it wss resolved
that every state in the south be invited
>o send delegates to a convention to be
■ailed to meet in Atlanta, Ga., Decem
ber 14 1897 The purpose of this con
vention is to organize the cotton grow
ers of the south, thereby securing
unity of action in the marketing and
sale of this great staple ; also to devise
wsys and means by which we may be
able to break and throw off the shack
les of business slavery that now binds
us.
“With foreign exchanges dictating
the price, we can only exnect ruin and
distress in the future. We can achieve
Independence only by organization.
“With a view of securing an exchange
of ideas and perfecting an organization
which it is hoped will result in good.
I have been instructed to call a conven
tion of delegates from all the cotton
growing states to meet in Atlanta,
Ga., on the 14th of December, 1897.
“All who are interested in this cause,
are most earnestly requested to co-op
erate. The govern ts of the cotton
growing states have bem asked to se
lect delegates and all state organiza
tions interested in the prosperity of
he cotton growers are request’d to
name and secure the attendance of
delegates at this general convention.
J. 0 Wilbokn,
President South Carolina Cotton Grow
ers’ Association.”
The convention promises to be'a suc
cess and prepara’ions are being made
to entertain a large body.
PENSION ROLL BOOMS.
Takes Another Spurt Upward Under Re
publicans.
Secretary Bliss of the Interior De
partment reports 2u0,000 pension claims
awaiting adjustment half of which
will be finally admitted. The roll will
be increased from five to seven mil.ion
dollars.
There are 177,178 Indians living on
177 reservations approximating 23 mil
lion acres. Fi’e tribes are civilized
200,0C0 whites have settled in Indian
rese vations bv their consent, but are
tenants by sufferance. The Secre’ari
favors a government for the enti'e
ludian territory that shall recognize
all its inhabitants as Amer can citizens
Regarding Alaska, he recomme ids
extending the public land laws to that
di trict Creating ne n land offices,
grant ng rights of way for railroads
and trail lim s and general develop
ment along the line pursued in the
states.
Flzhtlng fur Time.
The interstate commerce commission
wi 1 hear on Dec 1 applications of
railroads waiting an extension of time
to equip their cars and engines with
safely appliances. The commission
reports that only 17 per cent have put
automatic safety couplers on all their
cars although the time expires Jan 1,
1893 The report shows slow compli
ance by the majority w th the. la v pas
sed by Congress several v> ars ago.
Relief will never cotne through
either of the old parties, they have out
lived their usefulness. —Reformer, Tex.
RICH OLD MEXICO.
Mrs. Reed Writes of the Varied
Valuable Resources.
A VERITABLE TROPICAL KLONDYKE.
The Nation that Defies the Gold Standard
and Has an Abundance With Which
to be Independent and Most
Prosperous.
A list of the attainable products of
Mexico would suggest the wealth of
the Incas, for her mountains are a uni
versal world in themselves and every
kind of product is possible to her soil
and climate.
The marble and onyx of Mexico have
a reputation for exceeding beauty,
while her iron ore ranks high in quali
ty and is plentiful. Lead also in abun
dant, as are tin, quicksilver, cinnabar,
alumn, bismuth, naptha, a phalt, salt
beds, and sulphur from the crater of
Popocatepelt.
For several hundred years Mexico’s
chief wealth came from her silver
mines, and the output from them is
still enormous and profitable, despite
the great depreciation in the value of
that metal of la’e years.
This depreciation has in fact work'd
for Mexico’s advantage to the extent of
stimulating a sea’ch for the m re valu
able sister metal, with the result of
opening up many profitable go d re
gions heretofore unknown.
The “Klondykes of Mexico,” as a
recent trave’er writes of them, are at
present the Ysqui Indian country in
the state of Sonora, and tbe placer
mining and the gold veins of the Sierra
Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero
in all of which places the “finds” are
reported to be exceedingly tempting.
The name Klondyke being associated
with freezing, famine and exorbitant
prices, is something of a slander on
these wild sections of Mexico when
they each possess an ideal climate all
the year round, fertile and cultivated
soil inexpensive living and no hard
ships of any nature connected with the
mining indust-y.
Before the Spanish conquest it ap
pears that Mexico was finely timbered,
and indeed the hot lands still contain
forests of mahogony, ebony and rose
wood, the devastation of the conquer
ors beu g chiefly in the oak and pine
lands of the higher plateaus, which
they denuded of trees with no apparent
reason other than a fancy to make
their new country resemble the untim
bered plains of their native Castile.
The range of vegetable products is
from the indigo, rubber and vanilla of
the coast, on through coffee and cotton
plantations, sugar-cane and rice fields,
to tbe corn, wheat and beans of the
h’gher altitudes.
The maguey plant, o' Agave Ameri
cana, yields the national drink, pu’que.
besides a valuable fibre. There are
many medicinal plants, all varieties of
fruits in abundance, tropical and
semi tropical, many of the most deli
eate kinds growing without planting
or cultivation.
It is only sinc° Mexico has been
wrested from the Spanish, the French
and tbe Church that her natural re
sources have been in any degree devel
oped.
The tranquility of the present g'v
ernment and the apparent permanenev
of the republic have encouraged indus
trial effort among themselves and at
traded to the country much foreign
eanital in the fields of agriculture
mining and manufacturing The
ttothschilds are large and steady pur
chasers of gold property, the English
have gone into coffee raising and the
Americans into railroading and a little
of everything, Mexico herself leaning
to manufacturing.
These investments have been remu
nerative, as in any growing and pros
pering country, but e’pneiallv SO here
where every foreign dollar makes two
in Mexico money and where labor is
cheap and plentiful.
Owing to internal development and
good business management of finances.
Mexico is not only unembarrassed fi
nancially, but has a fine surplus in her
treasury with a constant increase of
receipts over expenses.
The recent rise in the rate of exchange
has only served to still further cut off
importations of foreign goods and to
start more Mexican manufactures and
enterprises the policy that first made
Mexico self-sustaining and prosperous.
It is without the pale of possibility
that Mexico’s indispensible mineral
stores will ever be refused a market
abroad, but even in so unlikely an
event, and should her present large
exportat ons of coffee, sugar and tobac
co cease, and her gold reserve for meet
ing the interest on her gold bonds be
exhausted—should all these improba
ble events trsnspire, Mexico still has
a natural gold supply to meet her ne
cessit’es from her inexhaustible and
rap dly increasing gold mines.
The nation that treads on gold and
whose rivers run nuggets of the yellow
metal need never fear the straa<alat
ing lasso of the money power.
Mexico has prosnered and continues
to prosper, on a si ver basis, while eve
ry gold sta n dard nation in the world
ii witnessing acute distress among its
laboring classes, and a greater or less
paralysis of all business not connected
with the money-broker’s. The senti
rnent in Mexico is for bimetallism and
independence Fortunately for his
country, the twenty years president is
not a mere politician seeking office and
fortune. He has them both in his
hands for 1 ife, and is free to work sole
ly for the upbuildi g of his country
Neither is he a timid ma”, nor of small
mental calibre, and his coadjutor.
Secretary Limantour, is a financier of
whom any nation might well feel proud.
Therefore we feel safe in saying that
there is little likelihood that Mexico
will change her present successful fi
nancial policy Secretary Limsntour
states that they now have in the treas
ury suffi dent gold to meet the interest
on their bonds for a period of three
years, even at the present excessive
rate of exchange
When, a number of years ago, the
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Mexican treasury was short of, funds
for meeting the interest on the nation
al debt, the secretary of the treasury,
Jose M Liman tour, contributed all of
his year’s salary, and every government
employe ten per cent of his year’s
earnings to meet the deficit.
Referring to this act of patriotism
and to the now threatening aspect of
the gold standard, President Diaz hajt
said in his recent message to congress,
‘ should the necessity arise, Mexican
patriots know how to maintain the
integrity of their country.
Emma L. Reed.
Not So Dead.
People’s Party Paper:
Inclosed please find the names of
seven yearly subscribers to your good
poper. May its circulation be exten
ded until it reaches the home of every
patriot and truth seeker in the nation.
The Populist party in the statu is not
dead by any means, some of the Poos
may be a little bit demoralized and
discou-a'ed, but when once again the
ere at Peonl ’s Party is united as it will
be, and tbe lines are again drawn be
tween right and wrong, between the
great plain people on the one side and
privileged plutocracy on the other,
every true Populist will c me into
place, and fall into line on the side of
’ru’h and right, as truly and as uner
ringly as the magnetic need'e trem
blingly settles to the pole Tbe fusion
oill administered to the Populists last
'all was a drastic, bitter dose, but
thanks to tbe editor of tbe People’s
Party Paper and many other true and
nob’e men, it failed to do tbe deadly
work expected of it Stupefied fused,
confused and bewildered for a time,
the "Pops” are at last awakening to a
realization of the situation as it really
is. We will reorganize, reestablish
ourselves as it were and put our house
in order for the work that is to come.
We must succeed! We will succeed I
b it success comes to tho«e who earn It;
to succeed we must reorganize every
where, in every state, in every county,
in everv precinc’; to succeed we must
be constant of purpose and above all
things we must be united, this togeth
er with energetic, faithful, good work
will accomplish wonders. Let us try
it; let us get out of this bewildering
fog of fusion and confusion into the
clear morning light of true Populism,
such as is set forth in the Omaha and
St. Louis platforms, unfurl our banner •
to the breezt and shoulder to shoulder
in solid phalanx march to victory;
looking n°ver backward unto the past
fusi-n and confusion, but ever forward
until well deserved and well earned
success shall erown our efforts, which
it will do as sure as God reigns and the
love of liberty yet lives in the hearts of
the people.
Fbank V. Hogan.
Tacoma, Wash.
Straight Talk This.
In so.rrow and regret do I deplore the
necessity of your article addressed to
Mr. J. P. Brooke and your editorial in
last week’s PPP. but most heartily
indorse every word.
I wrote a personal appeal to Carter,
Strother, Golden and Castleberry a few
days before the legislature met; be
cause I was informed that they would
not likely support the ai ti-barroom
bill. In that appeal I tried to show
them the inconsistency of not support
ing it, and the great damage to the
party that would inevitably result
from such a course. I said to each of *•'
them that in my judgment, the failure
on tbeir part to support that bill and
the neglect or refusal of the party to
incorporate the same or similar plank
in principles and tactics would d harm
I can never again vote a democratic ti *k
et, though that party p’-ofesses to adopt
every principle of the People’s Party.
Ist. Because they have exhausted
the catalogue of abuse upon me and
my co-work >rs.
2nd. Because I have no respect for a
man or par'y that will not do right,
u itil forced to do right.
3rd Because I have no confidence in
a man or partv that will abuse another
as we have been and then prefers to
adopt our principles for the sake of the
spoils.
4th, Because the infamous methods
employed by that party to retain its
hold upon the spoils fatigue the con
tempt of a gentleman.
I remain as ever your devoted friend
and well wisher.
James J. Gbebs.
Crawford, Ga.
Quit Them Now Boyzt
The brave, lion-hearted People’s
Party men of the south, who quit the
hypocritical and deceitful democracy,
and who have been maligned, socially
ostracised and, in some instance, mur
dered for standing up for the grand
principles of the Peoples Party, are
yet in the fight and propose to stand
by their colors until victory perches
upon their banners. These men—the
patriot c Southern Populists—appeal
to their brethren in Kansas, Nebraska,
lowa and elsewhere to tear loose from
any alliance or fusion with Democracy
and march hand in hand with them in
westing the reins of government from
the hands of both tbe Republican and
Democratic leaders. Ara thev asking
more than they have a right to expect?
Let every true People’s Party man take
counsel with his conscience and an
swer the Southern boys’ appeal by re
solving to henceforth refuse to enter
into a fusion deal with the Jim Jones
Democracy.—Missouri World.
Last fall New York State gave Mo-
Kinley a plurality of 268 469. Last
week a Democrat was elected judge by
5» 000 The Democrats ignored the
Chicago platform and got together on
Judge Parser, who is anti-silver. The
point will be seen by tbe Democratic
post office brigade. The next Demo
cratic candidate for president will
likely be selected with the view of car
rying New York. Those Democrats
and Republicans who really favor fre
silver and greenback will have to conae
to tbe People’s Party. With the Dem
. ocrat c p r'y oc upying its true posi
tion the progre-s of the People’s Party
will be swift and victory will not be
longer delayed than the next national
i election.—Missouri World.

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