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Entered at the postoffice at Birmingham,
Ala., as eecond-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Bulg
ing New York; Western Business Office,
“The Rookery,” Chicago. S. C. Beckwith,
Sole Agent Foreign Advertising.
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where it has no regular correspondent,
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ter or length, should bo written on only one
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sent to the Editorial Rooms. *
The chrysanthemum show of the ladies
of St. Mary's, like everything they un
dertake, is a success.
Paderewski realized $3000 clear of all
expenses at his opening concert In New
York city on Monday a week ago.
If we could Just get the Advertiser to
ponder two whole days over the financial
question a solution would slide into view.
An important meeting of the directors
of the Commercial club will be held at
the club rooms this evening at 7:30
o'clock. _
The free silver populltes are now to ral
ly under Major-General Moseley and the
gold standard In ord^r to obtain coinage
at 16 to 1.
More than two-thirds of the republican
party in Alabama is composed of negroes.
Are they to come in “on terms of fairness
and justice?”
Roderick B. Thomas, colored, was the
judge of the criminal court of Dallas
county under republican rule. "Terms of
fairness and Justice," if successful, would
restore Roderick to the bench.
Co-operation "upon terms of fairness
and Justice to those who participate" is
the mild method of inviting the populltes
to rally under the republican, black and
tan, gold standard and high protection
The "fusionists" voted down Mr. Hob
son's resolution declaring they "would
not fuse with or allow on the ticket" any
man who does not denounce allegiance
to his old party after It has declared
against free coinage.
Dr. Moseley told the populltes In Mar
shall that the republicans had been fur
nishing the brains and the money to keep
them alive and now they must share a
(part of the offices, and now it seems that
'this is to be accepted.
Previous to the breaking out of the war
In Cuba New York sent about fifteen
steamers a month to the ports of the
“ever faithful” isle. Since the trouble
began six or seven of these steamers have
been taken off and sent elsewhere or laid
up, with the result that the trade of that
port has suffered a loss of more than
$1,000,000 a month.
The two Alabama senators and Captain
Johnston, Colonel John and a few others
sat up until 2 o'clock last Friday morn
ing trying to determine how to dove-tail
sliver Into a gold monometallic Issue in
Alabama.---Kolb’s Tribune.
The idea of accomplishing that feat by
turning themselves over to R. A. Mose
ley's crowd never occurred to them.
Speaker Charles F. Crisp addressed the
Georgia legislature last night on the
financial question. Mr. Crisp is one
among the very ablest statesmen in the
United States. He is a democrat and will
be the leader of the democrats on the
floor of the house during the coming ses
sion of congress. Mr. Crisp, like Sena
tors Morgan and Pugh, Is an advocate of
the free coinage of silver. A stronger
presentation of the financial question
could scarcely be made than that made
by Mr. Crisp. Georgia will in all prob
' ability send Mr. Crisp to the senate as
the successor of Gen. John B. Gordon.
Chairman Harrity of the national dem
ocratic committee, who has been in
Washington for several days, says that
it is altogether probable that the demo
cratic national convention next year will
be held in New York city. Chairman
Harrity has been In conference with Pres
ident Cleveland and administration of
ficials generally and the time and place
of holding the convention have been care
fully considered. It is the desire of Mr.
Cleveland and his official family thaUia
"sound money" plank shall be a prom
inent feature of the national platform,
and they believe the influences In New
York will tend to bring about the adop
tion of such a plank more certainly than
those of any other city. Mr. Harrity also
says that the democratic convention will
certainly be held after the republican
convention, and that the campaign will
be made as short as it can be, time
enough only being taken to perform the
work necessarily involved in a national
The Washington correspondent of the
Evening Telegram sends his paper the
“President Cleveland is in the hands of
Ills friends. If they prove to his satis
faction it is necessary to the welfare
of thP democratic party and country for
.•him to stand for a third term he will not
decline the nomination. I have this
upon very high authority. Were I per
mitted to give the name of my informant
there wyuld be no doubt left in the minds
of even the most skeptical of Mr. Cleve
land's willingness ' to run again under
the conditions mentioned. My informant
adds, however, it would be unjust to the
president to say ho himself Is aiding In
any way to bring about such a situation
a:- would make It easier for him to run
for n third term.
"The president.” he says, "personally
'desires to retire to private life at the end
of his pros nt term. Nothing but the
wi lfare of his party and the country will
Induce him to consent to stay in public
I asked mv informant If the president
would announce his willingness to try it
"Nr." he replied, “that is not his pres
ent Intention at least. Circumstances
might arise, however, to make such a
tiling advisable."
We publish below an extract from the
Montgomery Advertiser that speaks for
it. ilf and demand* no modification:
"The shove named gentleman. ha3 done
1'iieman service for the demoeiacy of this
slate. He has been diligent, faithful and
•prudent in all things. It Is gratifying
to us to note that his labors are appre
ciated and wo take pleasure in trans
ferring to the columns of the Advertiser
the following from the Shelby Sentirn 1:
"The gentleman whose name heads this
article is deserving of the thanks and
gratitude of the people of Alabama for
his faithful services as chairman of the
democratic state executive committee.
The ability that he exhibited in the man
agement of the recent campaign, the un
tiring, unswerving patriotic devotion to
the party and to democratic and conserv
ative principles that have characterized
his whole course in the discharge of the
responsible duties Imposed upon him by
his position during the entire time he has
occupied the same mark him as worthy
of the highest regard and greatest con
sideration at the hands of the democratic
and conservative party of the state. The
glorious results of tHe recent election af
ford ample testimony of his efficiency
as an organizer and as an indefatigable
worker. Under his leadership the solid
democratic columns have shown them
selves invincible in our state. At their
approach the combined hosts of radical
ism, greenbacklsm and Independentism
melted away, and the places that once
knew them now know them no more.
'Peace hath her victories no less ue
nowned than those of war,’ and the one
so recently gained in the state over the
combined opposition to the democratic
party is one of them. It affords us pleas
ure in behalf of the democrats and con
servatives of Shelby to pay this slight
testimonial of appreciation to this gallant
leader, whose distinguished services to
his party and the cause of good govern
ment to his state is only equaled by his
great modesty. Long may he live to
wear the laurels he has won.”
Tf any one doubts that Alabama needs
the leadership of such a man as Joseph
F. Johnston in the coming contest, which
demands the vote of every good demo
crat to save the party from defeat, he
has only to look at. the inroads that have
been made by the enem^ since the day
Captain Johnston laid down the duties
of chairman of the executive committee.
The relative strength of parties in Ala
bama at gubernatorial elections during
the past ten years has been in round
numbers as follows:
ISMi. 144,000 57,000
1SSS. 155,000 44,000
ISO1) . 130.000 42,000
1S02. 12f>,n0o 115,000
1894. 110,000 83,000
It will be observed that the democratic
majority of over 100,000 has dwindled to
10,000 in 1892 and 27,000 in
1894. The great democratic vote of 155,000
of 1888 has sunk to 110,000 tn 1894. Her?
is a loss of 45,000 democratic votes. The
victory of 1894 would have been a defeat
if the opposition had not organized a
new party and counted upon republican
fusion. That was their fatal mistake.
It is fortunate that we can now see the
peril which then confronted the demo
cratic party and have ample time to
avoid it in the coming election. There
are 15,000 democrats who voted in 1892
and refrained from voting In 1894. There
are 45,000 democrats who voted in 1888
and refused to vote with the party in
1894. There were 241,000 voters in 1892 and
there were only 193,000 voters in 1894.
There were nearly 50,000 voters who re
fused to vote for either Colonel Oates or
Captain Kolb. How are these men to
be brought back into the party? If they
preferred to stay at home rather than
vote for Colonel Oates is it reasonable
to hope that they will next year vote for
Colonel Oates or any one entertaining
the views of Colonel Oates?
The best man to reach this great body
of citizens, whose votes we need, is Cap
tain Joseph F. Johnston. His ideas ac
cord with those of the people. He is
known as a sagacious politician and a
man of high business qualifications.
There Is but one objection urged to
him from any quarter and that is that
he holds to the use of both gold and sil
ver as standard money. That is no ob
jection in the eyes of the great mass of
southern people. If he could remonetize
silver and keep it at a parity with gold,
as he would aim to do if he had the
power, no one could or would object.
Everybody wants silver standard mon
ey of such a character as not to displace
gold. But there is no good ground for
the peculiar adherents of the currency
views of Mr. Cleveland to object to Cap
tain Johnston. They say that the silver
cause is dead; that neither of the na
tional conventions will do anything to
bring it to life. If so, how, then, could
the election of Captain Johnston as gov
ernor do any harm or any good to the na
tional questions of money and currency?
He would be powerless as respects every
question except such as pertains to our
local affairs.
The peculiar strength of Captain John
ston's candidacy Is not so much as re
spects its effect upon national questions,
but as respects its effect upon the dem
ocratic masses of this state—those peo
ple whose votes we need to strengthen
our hold upon the state government and
to keep it from drifting into the hands
of those who would disturb our social re
lations and our business credit.
Clearly Captain Johnston is the man
most capable of securing a large and
clear white majority. His election would
be certain, whereas the election of any
one favoring the views of Mr. Carlisle
and Mr. Sherman would at most be very
Last Saturday a meeting to select dele
gates to the conference was held In Ers
well’s hall, and of that meeting and the
part played by some of the parties pres
ent the Tribune, Captain Kolb’s paper,
had the following to say. Then Cap
tain Kolb thought he had the
fight won and that he would be able to
prevent a fusion of the free coinage pop
ulist party with the single gold standard
republican party. The same leader who
was on deck in Erswell's hall was present
Wednesday by a large majority and suc
ceeded In getting in his work as success
fully as he had succeeded on the Saturday
previous. For the benefit of those who
went off after Kolb under the napne of
Jeffersonian democracy, we would like
the Tribune to tell us if these are still
the sentiments of Captain Kolb's paper:
“The part performed by Jefferson
last Saturday on the bona fide call upon
the counties of Alabama to send their del
egates to a state reform conference was
largely in the character of a roaring
farce: the balance of the performance
being beneath the level of a common
brawl. Before the great movement of the
people of Alabama looking to the redemp
tion of their right of self government can
take respectable footing, meetings of the
kind here referred to must be absolutely
out of the movement.
“(Colonel Bowman did not sign the call
or address, but bitterly denounced It and
Its purposes. When the meeting got
ready fur work Saturday Colonel Bow
man was there In great shape. Ho
promptly planted his magnificent prcsf
nice and matchless valor upon the open
space in front of his chairman and n -
mained there in upright attitude; becom
ing to Apollo In brass, generally ordering
the procedures, but always overseer of all
In sight. Let us see what became of Col
onel Bowman and how lie came where lie
was 'at' when the meeting broke up.
"A little sheet down at Wetumpka and
one of the same breed here in this ciLy
have been engaged by a small band of
factlnnlsts for some months upon the
quizical and childish labor of sweeping
this newspaper from the face of the
earth, exinguishing the public Influence
and private husincss of Hon. R. F. Kolb
and laying the ropes tor the disintegra
tion of the people's party and absorption
of It by the republicans. That Is the in
terest Colonel Bowman brought Into the
meeting Saturday and that Is the Inter
est which gave the complexion to the
meeting just described. No other char
acter of interest would have called a mere
member of a popular meeting whose ob
jests had been long advertised, to as
sume the tragic role and resort to the
heeler tactics which distinguished the
day and its leaders last Saturday.
“In short, any citizen of Jefferson coun
ty favorable to fair elections, free* coin
age and anti-bank rule was a legally
qualified member of the meeting. Hon.
R. F. Kolb was such a member. Logical
ly, therefore, naturally, we might say, for
reasons obvious to aff save political buc
caneers, his should have b n the
first name on the roll of thirty t egates
to represent this great county. Bowman
prepared or brought In the list, not In
legitimate sympathy wiWi the object of
the conference, but in defiance of that ob
ject and in outlawry upon that object. A
gentleman, Dr. Ragsdale, with a more
Just sense of the dignity of the people
volunteered to the* meeting to substitute
Kolb's name on it for his own. Bowman
harangued in his usual violent style^ for
an hour against admitting Kolb. ‘Your
genial' Reuben kept his temper and won
the content ion. The cut and dried scheme
for sentencing him without trial before
the state conference is dead. He is a d.l
egate appointed by the very meeting
packed and domineered to keep him out.
“The last moments of the Saturday's
meeting were occupied In considering
and voting upon some resolutions favor
ing fusion. Delegate Kolb voted against
them. In that he overtopped the pro
gramme originally prepared to extermi
nate him.
“While* Bowman argued that Kolb
should not be allowed as a delegate some
thoughtless soul on the other side of the
room demanded of Kolb whether he
would vote for a nominee of a populist
convention if said nominee should be a
gold bug republican. O, yes; nothing
easier than to give an affirmative answer
to an impossible hypothesis. Kolb will
vote for a republican gold bug ‘If’ a
‘populist’ onvention nominates him,
and upon the same general reasoning
that would compel him to support a res
olution from the same source calling
upon sunrise to hold on where it is until
day after tomorrow! Kolb will always
be ready to vote for the nominees of a
populist convention—a 'populist' con
vention. mind you—but no populist con
vention of the Bowman stripe will ever
raise the question In dispute here last
Saturday. A republican convention may
attempt It, but no issue involving the ac
tion of a republican convention was
brought up for settlement as a condition
precedent to Kolb’s appointment.
"Bowman was well pleased (?) with
Kolb's committal and withdrew his op
position. Bowman voted yea on the fu
sion resolutions and Kolb voted nay. So
If Bowman and Kolb are not together
upon Bowman’s own issue who is it that
is left!”
Mr. Bowman had no opportunity of
“signing the call" between Saturday and
Wednesday, yet "when the meeting got
ready for work Wednesday Colonel Bow
man was there in great shape."
The “little sheet” at Wetumpka and
the one here that had "been engaged by
a small band of factionists” for some
months for the purpose of “extinguish
ing the public Influence and private busi
ness of Hon. R. F. Kolb and laying the
ropes for the disintegration of the peo
ple’s party and absorption of it by the
republicans” had certainly not been dis
charged between Saturday and Wednes
day. "That is the Interest Colonel Bow
man brought into the meeting Satur
day.” What interest did he carry into the
meeting Wednesday? We demand that
the Tribune, Mr. Kolb's paper, answer,
because the voters who were standing by
the Tribune in Its fight to keep them out
of the hands of the republicans must
know the truth. "The last moments of
the Saturday’s meeting were occupied in
considering and voting upon some reso
lutions favoring fusion. Delegate Kolb
voted against them. In that he over
topped the programme originally pre
pared to exterminate him.”
The last moments of the meeting
Wednesday were devoted tq voting on
resolutions farvorlng fusion. Delegate
Kolb voted for them, and In that did he
again overtop the programme?
Dr. Crowe said in the populist-republi
can convention here Wednesday that last
year he had the militia organized to
march upon and take possession of the
state capital, but the cowardice of the
leaders prevented it; that next year they
must have a leader who would fight, and'
one Powell, a sophomorlc-looklng young
warrior from Cullman, concurred in these
sentiments, and said they must go fur
ther. His plan was quite simple, and he
thought would prove very effective. It was
not to march upon the ballot box stuffors
in the black belt,but simply kill the organ
ized democrats in the counties where
they were in the minority. This simple
and effective remedy must commend it
self to every patriot. The idea of per
sonal accountability for alleged crimes
is a back number. All that Is necessary
is for the party leaders who favor “fair
elections" to decide that there has been
fraud in Dallas or Montgomery and there
upon the “reformers" in Etowah and
Cherokee, etc., will proceed simply to kill
the organized democrats in those coun
ties. There are two beauties about this
admirable plan of warrior Powell’s that
must commend it to the heart of every
"reformer." One is that the personal
risk of an invasion of the black belt and
the killing of alleged ballot box stuffers
is entirely avoided, and the other is that
it will reduce the democratic vote in the
white counties. The republicans of
oourse, are to take part in this ingenius
performance and when success is
achieved then the ballot law of 1868-72 is
to be restored, making it a orltne to chal->
lenge the right of any one to vote, and
having no penalty whatever attached to
illegal voting.
The union with the republicans Is an In
dorsement of their idea of fair elections.
Under their domination a voter could
vote in any precinct in the oounty or in
as many precincts as it was convenient
for him to reach on election dayB without
fear of prosecution. It was certainly a
free ballot, whatever may be said of the
count. Under this admirable law there
were some 30,000 votes cast at one election
in the city of Mobile.
There has been some debate about the
man to lead the “i efornieia'’ nest year.
Many have turned their eyes to Dr. Crowe
as the Moses or Joshua, but there can be
'lio doubt now ns to the proper man.
Powell, the warrior and statesman front
Cullman, has shown that he has the
brains and the daring requisite to lead
anything. He is the man of all others
for the hour. Possibly he has been re
miss In not urging that the democratic
women and children should also he in
cluded in the slaughter, but we doubt
not that when the campaign opens up and
his blood gets to surging through his
veind, that he will come up to the full
expectations of the most enthusiastic "re
Tuesday Mr. Powell was almost un
known, today he steps out from obscurity
as a great leader of a great combination.
The Anniston Hot Blast declares that
It will support Captain Johnston for the
nomination for governor in the following
"The Hot Blast has not admired the po
litical conduct of Joe Johnston in the
past, nor are wTe at all pleased with his
present advocacy of the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver at the ratio of X(i to
1. We never could see the consistency
of clamoring for party power and party
supremacy, and almost before the result
of the victory was declared, resort to the
most shameless misrepresentation and
abuse of the head of the party and the
majority of its leaders simply on account
of a slight difterenct* in policy. Such a
disregard of party allegiance has re
ceived the severe condemnation of the
people in the last two elections. The Hot
Blast is not a prophet, nor the son of a
prophet, but it predicted the result of
these elections. The silliest man in the
insane asylum at Tuskaloosa could have
done as well.
"Democratic defeat has not been
brought about because there was a dif
ference of opinion as to what should be
the policy of the party, but because there
has been widespread and violent agita
tion of that difference. The breach has
widened almost every day since congress
assembled in extraordinary session to re
peal the Sherman law, and will continue
to be widened not only in this state, but
throughout the union, as long as such
men as Morgan and Hugh and Vest and
Gorman and Brice and Hill and Black
burn and Smith, and last, but not least,
Joe Johnston continue to vent their
spleen against Messrs. Cleveland and
Carlisle and preach discord rather than
harmony to those who have hitherto
stood valiant in the ranks of the party.
"The Hot Blast has condemned the
course of these men, but it has done so
without bitterness, hatred or virulence.
Every man who loves constitutional lib
erty-reflected throughout the principles
of democracy—certainly ought to be con
vinced by this time that intolerance
should end and a general unification be
"Loving the democratic party and its
principles as a whole rather than any
individual nr particular creed, and be
lieving that Joe Johnston is entitled, by
reason of party justice, to the party nom
ination for the next governor of this state
and believing that his nomination will
satisfy and unify the party, the Hot Blast
will strongly advocate it.”
The Post says that Secretary Carlisle
may be appointed to the supreme court
bench to succeed the late Justice Jack
son. The Post says that some time ago
the president had practically fixed upon
Judge Rufus Peckham of the New York
court of appeals for the place. It then
"All these plans, however, are said to
have been changed by the recent elec
tions. Had Kentucky elected a demo
cratic legislature it was confidently ex
pected that Mr. Carlisle would step from
the cabinet into the senate. Under these
circumstances the political future has
little attraction for Mr. Carlisle, besides
which his tastes and desires lead him
naturally to a judicial position.
"Should Mr. Carlisle leave the treasury
his place will undoubtedly be filled by a
New York man, and Charles S. Fairchild
is said to have been practically deter
mined upon for the positon.”
A thing In need of sympathy is said
always to be sympathetic. This evident
ly accounts for the Cuban resolutions
passed by ihe conference Wednesday just
as the populist party was breathing its
A determined attempt will be made
to secure for our domestic mills the fancy
worsted business for next season, and if
agents and manufacturers do not demand
other than a small advance there Is every
promise that we shall be able to hold this
market against foreign competition. Un
less manufacturers imprudently advance
prices too far the foreigner promises to
cut a much less Important figure in next
season's business than in the past.—
American Wool and Cotton Reporter.
Tho most charitable view to take of
Dunraven’s last epistolary effusion is to
regard it as the emanation of a weakened
brain, because no man In his sound senses
would have so far forgotten himself as
to charge men like Vanderbilt, Iselln and
Morgan with being guilty or cognizant of
practices that would shame a professional
crook. He has hurled a boomerang, and
none but he will be hurt by his cowardly
meanness. It will react upon him no less
in England than on this side of the water.
—Washington Post.
May not the rock-ribbed democrats of
Kentucky lose one battle in thirty years
without going to pieces? We think so,
assuredly, and, so thinking, we invoke
all good democrats to swallow their cha
grin, to bottle up their resentment, cork
the bottle tight and throw It in the
bushes, and. having taken a good, pious
awear to relieve the pressure and a good
chew of tobacco to soothe the pain, let
them pick their flint, pool their issues
and try it again, trusting God, who Is
good, to do the rest!—Louisville Courier
Journal, Dem.
The republican party carried the elec
tion In Utah on Tuesday by the aid of the
Mormon hierarchy and a heavy price was
paid for the party victory. The republi
cans of Utah elected a Mormon governor;
they elected a Mormon secretary of state,
a Mormon state auditor, a Mormon state
treasurer. With the exception of the
two last and least important offices on the
state ticket—the attorney-general and
the superintendent of public instruction—
the Mormon church demanded and the re
publican party surrendered every state
official.—Boston Post, D6m.
There are Tillmanites and antl-Tlllman
ltes in South Carolina, and we are not
as happy a family as we should be, but
except In factional politics we manage
to get along tolerably well. The anti
Tillmanites, in the course of the year, eat
a great many Tillmanfte chickens and
butter and eggs and meal and meat, and
the Tillmanites in turn bUy a great many
yards of cloth and tons of fertilizers and
such things from the antl-TIllmanites.
After awhile we shall get all together
again and be ashamed that we ever drift
ed apart for any cause. Mr. Jones should
not talk so much when he goes away from
home.—Charleston News and Courier,
Merit wins, ns is shown by the marvel
ous success of Hood's Sarsaparilla, the
great blood purifiers
Now that the Montgomery Advertiser
lnisi settled after two days’ deliberation
how the party Is to be saved In this state,
by giving Governor Oates all the valuable
offices, will it. now allow other distin
guished public men In Alabama to
breathe?—Montgomery Journal.
The Argus Is for the gold standard ami
sees no relief und no safety through any
other channel. Hut it believes that there
should be a charge in our state adminis
tration and would welcome any change
that would place another democrat In the
gubernatorial chair.—Huntsville Argus.
Capt. Joseph F. Johnston has removed
all doubts as to where he stands in the
political arena by the announcement in
Sunday's State Herald, and the governor
has tried to do the same thing by an
nouncing his candidacy for the senate,
but the Advertiser won't let him do it,
and is going to run him for the second
term unless he takes the wings of morn
ftlg ami files to the utmost parts of the
earth.—Tuskaloosa Gazette.
The State Herald announced yesterday
that it was authorized to make the an
nouncement that Capt. Joe Johnston was
a candidate. This should settle the mat
ter as to Johnston. In addition to this
the State Herald said that Oates was notj
a candidate. In this the State Herald is
mistaken. Governor Oates will be a can
didate, and we believe will be by the use
of all kinds of unfair methods nominated
We don’t doubt that three-fourths of the
democrats of Alabama are in favor of
Captain Johnston.—Hunstville Tribune.
Captain Johnston has announced his
candidacy tor the democratic nomination
for governor of Alabama, Captain John -
ston is and always has been one of the
most active party workers in the state.
'He has always been ready to go into the
field and on the stump when his services
were in need, and while many do not
agree with him in his financial views
none question his devotion to the party
and the state. The announcement of
Captain Johnston’s candidacy will put
the political pot to boiling and his many
friends will go actively to work in his
interest.—Talladega Mountain Home.
The probability is that Governor Oates
nnd Capt. Joseph F. Johnston will again
lock herns next year for the nomination
for governor of Alabama, although it was
pretty definitely settled until a short time
ago that Governor Oates was an avowed
candidate for Senator Pugh's seat. Some
hypnotic, mesmeric influence or power
has doubtless altered the governor's
plans. He will find Joe Johnston much
closer to the people and harder to defeat
next year than he did last, and the pros
pects are that Captain Johnston, if the
race narrows down to these two, will
come out victorious.—North Alabamian.
Oates for Another Terms.
The. Montgomery Advertiser of Friday
says Governor Oates has been sounded
and will not refuse the nomination for
governor for another term if tendered
him. It also says: “It Is understood
that Captain Johnston freely says that
if Governor Oates will claim his privilege
he himself will not allow his name used.”
The P.irmingham State Herald, referring
to the statement said to have been made
bv Captain Johnston, says it "is author
ized to say it is unfounded.” This may be
a trick of the sound money party. We do
not think that Captain Johnston under
any circumstances should give way to
anyone. He is the standard bearer of the
silver men and should carry it to victory
or defeat.—Mobile Item.
Erratic Advice.
The Montgomery Advertiser seems to
imagine that its chief business is to name
its man for official position and that then
all the democratic party has to do is to
fall in line. It would be well If it could in
some way rid itself of this unhappy con
In its issue of yesterday it has a column
or so nominating Governor Oates as hlS
own successor in the gubernatorial office.
It has taken upon Itself to interview the
governor and has laid down the law to
him. And now it is sure the governor
will not only be renominated, but will be
The democratic party could not commit
ai bigger blunder than to follow the errat
ic advice of this self-constituted leader.—
Sheffield Standard.
Governor Oates’ Visit.
The visit of Governor Oates to Mobile
has been the subject of much comment
and local politicians claim that it was
made purely in the interest of nis candi
dacy for the United States senate. The
trip to Mount Vernon was a good excuse
for coming to the Gulf City and would
act as a blind.
Said a leading politician yesterday:
”Vou know General Shelley wras here a
couple of weeks ago and he gave it out
that he was not a candidate for governor;
so did Governor Oates. From what we
understand Shelley and Oates will both
be candidates for United States senator
and they are laying their lines according
ly. Shelley visited Mobile and Oates was
afraid that he would get the worst of It
Iff he did not come here, and this prompt
ed the visit.”—Mobile News.
Doesn't Simplify Matters.
The Register of Sunday publishes an
interview with Governor Oates, in the
course of which he says: "X am, in pursu
ance of the declaration made by me when
I entered the last campaign for governor,
a candidate to succeed Senator Pugh.”
Further on in, the interview the governor
also said: “I am not and will not be a
candidate for re-election unless the oc
casion demands it."
Putting these two statements together,
the inference to be drawn is that while
the governor, under certain circum
stances, might consent to be a candidate
for renomlnatidn and re-election, he
would still be a candidate for senator if
re-elected governor. We doubt very
much if these statements will at all sim
plify the political situation. Governor
Oates should state positively whether or
not he will be a candidate for governor
again, and If he consents to be so he
should then withdraw from the race for
senator. If he continues in the race for
senator he should them not be a candidate
for re-election as governor.—Mobile Her
In prancing Oates Into the ring, all
caparisoned for another gubernatorial
gallop, the esteemed Montgomery Ad
vertiser is most graciously pleased to
"Captain Johnston, as is well known,
is the only probable contestant, and he Is
generally recognized as too loyal a party
man to dispute Governor Oates’ right to
a second nomination under the well es
tablished party usage. In fact, it Is un
derstood that Captain Johnston freely
says that if Governor Oates will claim
his privilege, he himself will not allow his
name used.''
What “Captain Johnston" is this of
whom you are speaking? It surely can
not be Capt. Joseph F. Johnston Of Bir
mingham, whose loyalty to the party
you have so often Irrtpugned! And yet he
is the "Captain Johnston” generally
thought of when any "Captain Johnston"
is mentioned.
And again, "Will claim his privilege!"
Now, that's richness for you, deep rich
ness! While these lordly privileges are
being so freely and openly handed
around, what becomes of the people of
Alabama? They do not seem to be con
sidered a little bit.—Huntsville Argus.
Governor Oates’ C&ndtdaoy.
We consider that it was very unfortu
nate for Governor Oates that the edito
rial in the Montgomery Advertiser of the
1 8th was printed. It has mixed things up
and none will suffer more from the effects
than Governor Oates. Of eourse we do
not wish to be understood as Intimating
that the Advertiser Intended to injure 1
Governor Oates or place him In an awk- *
■ward position, but it has done It and the
people In this part of the state look at
tt In that light.
We fully recognize the ability of Gov
ernor Oates and his usefulness to the par
ty. He has always stood linn for what- „
ever he conceived to be right, and advo
cated his convictions whenever it was
necessary for him to do so In words that
were plain and to the point, and his hones
ty of purpose has never been questioned.
He Is a great man and we admire him,
but to be candid we must say that In our
Judgment he should In no wise become a
candidate for a second renomlnation. If
the convention nominates him that will
be all right, and he will not have sought
a renomlnation, as he has frequently pos
itively declared that he would not.
There are other men in the state who
can lead the party to victory and we hope
that our distinguished governor will not
further complicate matters by becoming
a. candidate for governor with the decla
rations that are behind him.—Talladega
Mountain Home.
Over Captain Johnston Announcement and
Can Be Counted in His Column.
Centreville, Nov. 14.—(Special Corre- •
spomlence.)—The many friends of Capt.
Joseph F. Johnston In Bibb county rejoice
that he has announced himself a candi
date for governor. Bibb county can safe
ly be counted In the Johnston column, aa
the democrats of this county, regardless
of views on the financial question, are
for him. He deserves to be nominated
by acclamation. Democrats In this coun
ty are beginning to realize that it Is all
nonsense for a man to denounce His
neighbor for a fool because he does not
happen to agree with him on the financial
Circuit court adjourned here on last
A party from Centreville, composed of
Dr. T. E. Schoolar, W. W. Lavender, Esq.,
Fred Gardner, G. B.Hurd and Miss Kath
leen Owen, leave today for Atlanta.
Mrs. A. L. Lotspelch of Corsicana, TeXj,
Is here visiting Judge J. L. Davidson's
family. _
They Want the Party Strengthened and
Think Johnston the Man.
Tuskaloosa, Nov. 14.—(Special.)—The
democrats of Tuskaloosa are almost to a
man for Captain Johnston for governor
regardless of their convictions on the
financial question. You can scarcely find
a democrat In this town or county who
does not favor giving the nomination to
Johnston this time. Tuskaloosa county
democrats want to see the party ranks
in Alabama filled up and they believe
Johnston can do it.
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Liked Him Then, But Likes Him Better
Talladega, Nov. 14.—(Special.)—The an
nouncement of Captain Johnston as a
candidate for the nomination for govern
or strikes the people of Talladega as be
ing a 9omplete solution of the question,
"Who will be Alabama's next governor?”
This county was strongly for Captain
Johnston In the last campaign and gave
him Its solid delegation in the convention,
but he is stronger here now than then.
Ninety-five per cent of the democrats of
this town and county are for him this
Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway
Tickets are on sale via the Southern
railway to Atlanta on account of the ex
position at rate of $3.80 for the round
trip, good returning within seven days
from date of sale, and $5,65 for the round
trip, good returning within fifteen days
from date of sale, and $7.5i> for the round
trip, good returning until January 7, 1896.
The exposition Is now open in full force
and every one should take advantage of
the opportunity to attend.
Three trains daily, Birmingham to At
No. 38 Lv Bir. 5:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:10 am
No. 86 Lv Bir. 2:65 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 pm
No. 12 Lv Bif. 13:16 am. Ar Atlanta 6:56 am
All trains oarrylng Pullman sleeping
cars. ,
Effective October 9, the Southern has
added another train to the service be
tween Atlanta and New York. The "Ex
position Flydr" leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m.
and arfltlaS at Washington at 11:45 a. m.
and Ijlew York at 6:23 p. m. Only twen
ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York.
Returning train Ieave3 New York via
Pennsylvania railroad at 11 a. m. and ar
rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning.
Train will be a solid vestibule of Pull
man drawing room sleepers between New
York, Washington and Atlanta and first
class vestibule coaches between Atlanta
and Washington.
The schedule of No. 36, known fts the
“United States Fast Mail," has been
changed between Atlanta and Washing
ton, lessening the time out between At
lanta and New York. Train now leaves
Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. and arrives Wash
ington at 9:40 p. m., New York 6:23 a. m.
For Information apply to
L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A.,
10-10-tf 2201 First Avenue.
British Guiana is growing. In 1877 the
Statesmen’s Year Book gave the area of
that province at 76,000 square miles. In
1894 the same authority raised the figures
to 100,000 square miles. The 24.000 in
crease represents the advance of the Brit
ish line In seventeen years.—San Francis
co Bulletin.
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