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Birmingham Just grows steadily on. Scarcely a day passes that does not add to our population. Read the advertising columns of the State Herald today. In them you will find the leading business houses of the olty soliciting your patronage. Nearly every newspaper Is In favor of a reformatory for young criminals. When the jury is all one way It does seem that the verdict should be'returned. The Chicago Journal has the statistics to prove that the new civil service law in that city has been demonstrated to be a detriment to democratic party prospects. There Is need of uemocratic harmony in the east as well as in the west. The re publican plurality In New York state, large as It was, fell 80,000 short of the stay-at-home vote. There will be services at all the churches today. Go out and hear the ser mons and you will feel better by having done so, besides you will be setting a good example for your children. Librarian Bpofford, after a full investi gation, comes out on top, as the people believed he would. If all officials were as efficient, as faithful and as honest as Spofford the public would have small cause to complain. Travelers returning from their sum mer outing in Kurope report good times beyond the sea. Those who were in posi tion to know how the old world has beeni faring for several years generally add that times have greatly improved, espe cially as compared with four or five years ago. Vice-President Stevenson passed through Pittsburg Monday night on his way home to Bloomington, 111. He thought the recent republican victories would not affect democratic chances next year. He said that President Cleveland will be accorded a renomination if he wants it. __ The Dadeville Herald, an advocate of the single gold standard, an opponent to any proposition looking to the strength ening of the democratic party, and a con secrated follower of Governor Oates, an nounces that Governor Oates will not be a candidate for governor again and calls loud, lustily, lonely and pitifully to Gen. George P. Harrison to come to its rescue. Fine Havgna cigars may become scarce in the next year or two If the present re bellion continues much longer. The in surgents are neglecting their tobacco crop to a large extent to fight against the Spanish troops. So-called Havana cigars will be sold in the United States just as freely as ever at 10 cents apiece, but the amount of true Havana tobacco in them will be doubtful._ The Troy Democrat, administration, says that Captain Johnston is too ambi tious. Captain Johnston has never held an office and never been a candidate but twice in fifty years. Will the Democrat kindly let an anxious public know who is Its favorite and how often he has been a candidate and how many years he has held public office, and whether he wants any more offices?_ The Montgomery journal lowing pointed question to the Mont gomery Advertiser: ■•To test the Montgomery Advertiser’s pretended admiration for governor Oates the Journal asks, if the Advertiser is a supporter of Governor Oates for TTnited States senator? In plain words, will the Advertiser support Governor Oates for United States senator? Yes or no?” _ The announcement is made that out of the $10,000,000 which Miss Conseulo Van debilt will receive as her dowry, she in tends to give $2,000,000 to the former Mrs. Hamersley, now Lady Beresford. This is to reimburse the duke's stepmother for her expenditure in restoring Blenheim castle and settling the liabilities of the estate. This step has been prompted by pure sentiment, for the young lady who has Joined her fortunes with the Duke knows to what length Mrs. Hamersley went in clearing the Marlborough estates of indebtedness. Knowing this, the kind ly feeling existing between the dowager duchess and herself has led Miss Vander bilt to insist that this money shall be re turned to the stepmother of her husband. With a very few exceptions that Por tion of the state press opposed to Captain Johnston's financial views are ready to concede to him the nomination in the event Colonel Oates stands by his declar ation that he is not a candidate for a re nomination. Be it said to the credit of that portion of the press of the state that there are less than half a dozen papers among them preferring a contest to party unity and party success. With two ex ceptions all the papers reaching this of fice since Captain Johnston's announce ment that are not for Captain Johnston out and out show no disposition to want to Sec any one in. the race for the nomina tion except Captain Johnston, provided Governor Oates declines to run again. The two exceptions are papers wlriah, if we are not seriously in error, will not suc ceed in making the world wabble no mat ter what side they may gear up with. VIOLENCE. Nopoiitlcal party ever won Us cause by violent talk and violent action. The peo ple demand and insist that law and order shall prevail at elections and that the result as declared by the constituted au thorities shall be recognized and obeyed. If we are to permit self-constituted lead I ers of factions or parties to take up arms whenever elections go against them we may as well abandon organized govern ment and remit ourselves to the condi tion of the lawless faotions which have made a mockery of ropobllcanisnr in the Central and South American countries. The evil spirits which incite the lawless methods of those feeble republics Is to be avoided, and will not be tolerated by these states in which the calm and just reason and the oool blood of the Anglo Saxon controls. We are led to these re marks by the blood-thirsty attitude of Mr. Crowe and Mr. Bowman In the recent meeting In this city. The speech of Mr. Crowe is one unbecoming a man of intel ligence. We quote the report of his re marks in order that the people of Ala bama may see what kind of a man he is who offers to lead them at the approach ing elections. “Dr. G. B. Crowe was called for, and mounting the stage began his speech. "The chair appointed Jerry Fountain and Jerry Dennis as sergeant-at-arms. "Dr. Crowe resumed his speech, saying there should be more work and fewer resolutions. He said he hoped bpfore the conference adjourned an organization so compaet. so well drilled and, If need be, so well armed, that should the rape of Alabama be attempted again in 189G the ballot box stuffers would be swept off the face of the earth. "Heurged a cessation of this talk of fu sion. of boodle and such things. He said he didn't care who was nominated by the populists he would vote for him. But un less it be such a man as will fight for hid lights, he will not go around over the state making an asa of himself as he had done in the past. “Last fall, he said, as an adjutant un der Governor Kolb, he went around over the state and organized a militia. He said he begged and pleaded with the leaders to let him go to Montgomery am) capture the capltol. They said the presi dent was against them and would not let them do it. Next year, he said. Cleveland will not be president, and in his stead a man who favors them will be president Give him a man who will fight for his rights and he (Crowe) will lay down his life in the cause.” It this speech stood alone it migm. ue passed by as the fulmlnation of a disor dered Intellect, but It happens that It agrees In spirit with the resolutions brought in by the chairman, P. G. Bow man, and enthusiastically adopted by the piebald convention. The first resolu tion reads as follows: “Viewing with distrust the methods and practices of the dominant party in Alabama, in tha criminal manipulation of elections within the state, we declare It to be the sense of this conference that the election franchise Is the right the exercise of which justifies the employ ment of any means that may be neces sary to protect that right, and that we pledge ourselves to the maintalnance in the use of any force that may be re quired to that end.” Reading between the lines we find in this resolution a repetition of Mr. Crowe’s speech. The gist of that speech is that Mr. Crowe will vote for any one nominated by the populists, no matter what plat form he stands upon, and that he is ready to go around the state making an ass of himself if the man selected will only fol low him at the head of anssimy and seize the capitol at Montgomery. He as sumes that his man^wlll hecessarily be elected, and that'he must move with his organized militia upon the seat of gov ernment and capture It. He is sure that the capture will be successful, because in his opinion there will be a republican like Reed in the presidential chair and that stalwart czar will see to It that the Crowe and Bowman militia shall march in triumph. As the ballot box frauds are charged mainly against the black counties, it fol lqws that the Crowe-Bowman militia will be composed most largely of the negroes whose rights they say are not being re spected. These negro troops, armed by Crowe and Bowman and fed by them in some way not revealed, will no doubt con centrate in the neighborhood of Selma, and crossing the river there will take the Benton road for Montgomery. There may be trouble in laying down a pontoon bridge for crossing, but such a little thing as that will not disturb the great militia leader. The delay might enable the state troops to reach Mont gomery ahead of him, by railroad, but a great general like Crowe would antici pate such an event by having the railroad bridges burned in every direction and the tracks torn up. His colored army will have trouble in passing through Big Swamp, especially as Judge Pet Caffee and others will tear up the bridges and defend the approaches to the swamp. In our opinion they would never get out of that swamp. While this black army led by Crowe is moving up from the south, we may ex pect to see Bowman’s army moving down by Plantersville and seeking to ef fect a junction In the neighborhood of HaynevlUe. If he were to move by way of Rockford and Wetumpka his army would have to try conclusions with quite a little army of whites In the hills who do not agree with him as to the remedy for political wrongs. He would, to save himself, be compelled to move rapidly and get down into the black belt before the hue and cry could Intercept him. If we were In command we would advise him to make a night march and cross the Alabama river about Dutch Bend. He could then make his Junction with Crowe’s army of negroes before Pet Caf fee could strike a blow. When once united nothing would be in the way of letting his troops prey on the country. The army could be fed on early corn, chickens and hogs. Of course, there would be no discipline among such raw recruits. They would be a motley body of half starved and badly armed men like that which followed Monmouth and were cut to pieces by King Charles in the swamps and ditches before they got into martial array. The officers would have no control over them and the scenes of arson, robbery. rape and murder would be such as usually accompany ( frays of African hordes. # Crc-we and Bowman are simply talking through their hats. If it were the killing of old men and ohllUxen powerless to re sist, we could understand the tactics of these great lenders, but the scheme Is to kill men who are Hkely to have guns in their hands, and wUno are just as ready as they to, and, perhaps, a little more so, to maintain their political rights. The whole thing is vulgar gasconade. It alarms nobody, anti it will deceive no body. The people of Alabama are a brave and law-abiding- people. If there are wrongs to redrnss we Intend to re el nan them in. the methods provided by law. The populists aa a body will not follow such leaders. Most of them will return to the democratic party and aid the ma jority of that party to secure the very results of fair elections and sound cur rency which they profess ,to hold para rrrount to all other questions. Self elect ed leadens, who hy tihetlr own admissions go around the state making asaes of themselves are not the men to whom the people should look in grave emergencies. MORE INDUSTRIES. NO questidh Should awaken deeper In terest jn the mind of every citizen of Bir mingham at this time than how the won derful resources of this district can be brought to bear more practically on the growth and development of the city. On the proper solution of this problem rests the future of Birmingham. Merchants who wish their trade to expand; real es tate owners who desire their property to become more remunerative, as well as professional men and mechanics who come here expecting Birmingham to be come a great city, and consequently grow up with It Into prosperity—all these hopes and expectations hang on the growth and development of Birmingham. It should be an easy matter, therefore, to bring all these Interests tdgether and se cure from them sudh co-operation as would obtain the realization of their just expectations. Some of these say that the city will grow anyway on the natural growth of the district, but that fallacy had as well be dispelled at once, since Birmingham and her interests are not considered by those who are developing the district, and besides purely pig Iron production and coal mining will not build a city. There Is a mutual relationship, It is true, that should not be lost sight of, but It Is equally true that Birmingham needs and must have more manufacture ing establishments to work up these raw products before she can expect any great growth over what now exists. This Is a plain, simple statement of a fact that no intelligent citizen who un derstands the conditions surrounding Birmingham can gainsay. Some of the distinguished visitors who were here dur ing the past week were heard to express unbounded surprise that a city with such resources as were here seen on every hand could still have so few industries contributing directly to its growth and development. it must Become a deep-seated convic tion In the mind of all our citizens that Birmingham must have more industries before the city can take another step onward in her march of progress. When that conviction is backed up by a spirit of pride and enterprise we shall soon have a great city. Birmingham is endowed by nature to become the Industrial metrop olis of the south. Surely we will not let that possibility escape for want of proper effort to secure its realization. ALABAMA WANTS IMMIGRATIOIf. The Birmingham Times publishes a let ter from Mr. Banks, recording secretary, in reply to criticisms of that paper on Governor Oates, in which he says, amongst other things, that Governor Oates has directed him to say, that he "has no authority to direct the commis sioner of agriculture to expend any por tion of money to Induce immigrants to come to Alabama; nor does he unider stanid the philosophy by which the editor (Dr. Moseley) supposes that the farmers are to be benefited by Inviting more farm ers Into the state to rival them In their productions." It seems to the State Herald that an influx of substantial and intelligent farm ers into our state would be a blessing to all classes and Industries. If our farmers could dispose of some of thedr lands at fair prices and Inonease the number of their neighbors, thereby getting better school and church privileges and making rural life more attractive. It would seem to be a desirable thing to do. LANE’S DEFEAT. It is alleged that the defeat of Judge Lane in the Eighteenth Illinois district was due to the fact that he was a sil ver man nominated on a silver platform. There is no more ground to believe that Lane’s defeat is to be attributed to his silver view-s than that Campbell's defeat tn Ohio is to be attributed to his gold views and to the gold platform upon which he ran. As to Judge Lane's de feat, Hon. William Morrison, who is a gold standard man and did not agree with Judge Lane, Is thus reported by the Jfc'W York Press: "As the chosen candidate of the demo cratic party he should have had the support of every democrat. I do not see any occasion for discussing the matter at this time. Lane would have been beaten on any platform. Any democrat would have been be«ten on a New York platform In that district on election day.” “Why?" asked the correspondent. "For the same reason,” said Colonel Morrison, "that the democrats were beaten everywhere.” HE SHOULD EXPLAIN. Captain Kolb's Tribune which appeared last week had the following to say regard ing the proposed fusion of the populist party with 'the republicans. In spite of the Tribune’s promises and predictions to the contrary the fusion took place, and It may be expected that the next issue of that paper will indorse the fusion, as Cap tain Kolb indorsed it on the day and at the time it occurred. We hope It will also contain an explanation as to how he saw! things Wednesday after the scales had fallen from his eyes. The common masses who read the Tribune last week will de mand and should be given an explanation if it should turn out, as it no doubt will, that these are not Captain Kolb's senti ments now: "The white farmers, now or ganized as the people’s party, found no fault with the democratic and conservative party until that party began to assimilate th$ doctrines and take upon itself the practices of the republican party. The white farmers overthrew the republican party in 1874 and again in 1878, and Instituted a new constitution instead of the republican constitution of 1868. They had repudi ated the republican party and they did not propose to be reduced to the govern ment of a party surely and perceptibly merging itself into the republican the ories and practices. "It seems a plain case, if the people’s party Is to represent the people's move ment against plutocracy, first taken up against the republicans and next against the ’organized’ democracy as lineal suc cessors of the republicans, then the peo ple's party must fight its own battles or surrender its own issue. "How long has it been since Bill Ste vens formally resigned as chairman of the state republican executive commit tge? Did Dr. Moseley say 'scat' to Bill u$i that occasion? By no means. Dr. !t oseley wrote a congratulatory letter to ‘i Ion.’ Bill, recognizing him as a bright II rht about the throne. How long has It h >en since a lot of negroes went to Cleve land, O., to represent the republican par ty of Alabama? Last February they went on this mission, chaperoned by Dr. Moseley. Did not the last republican president three years ago, and the last republican speaker of the house, whom the Alabama republicans want to make president in 1896, do their best to restore military control at the polls in Alabama, knowing that would mean negro supre macy here? ♦it is amazing beyond all bounds of ex perience, it is preposterous beyond all fb^tits of reason, to call upon populists of Alabagia to reform our government by an alliance with the republican party, tvilioh Is rapidly gathering into its fold alt the anti-reform, plutocratic sentiment, bf the whole land for one final grand Struggle to enslave the people." AS TO MB. OATES AGAIN. The Russell Register, a paper friendly to Governor Oates and an Indorser of the Cleveland administration, has the fol lowing to say, under the above heading: “Some of the newspapers of Alabama are having a great deal to say just now about Governor Oates standing for re election to the office of governor, and some even try to show the actual necessi ty for such a course by him. "The Advertiser of last Friday came out In a leading editorial with the start ling Information that Governor Oates would accept the nomination if tendered him by the party. If Governor Oates or any other democrat should refuse the nomination for the office of governor he would prove himself an unfaithful ser vant of his party and would not merit the nomination to any other office. Of course Governor Oates would accept the nomination If it were tendered him. No good and loyal democrat would do oth erwise. Suppose ' the nomination was tendered Senator Morgan or Mr. Clarke, what would they do? If they did not ac cept it they would live toseetheday when they would wish they had accepted it, that Is, if they did not wish to retire from politics. In favor of Mr. Clarke as the successor^ of Mr. Pugh In tha senate, and that the* necessity to sidetrack Governor Oates is apparent in order for Mr. Clarke to be elected. This necessity doubtless brings forth the imaginary necessity for Gov ernor Oates to stand for re-election. "Those friends of Governor Oates who Vvould like to see him go to the senate da not see any necessity for him to run again in order to insure a democratic victory in Alabama. On the other hand, though it is a democratic precedent that a faithful and competent democrat is en titled to a second term, when Governor Oates made his race for the office he made it for one term and he does not want the second term now. Under the circumstances he put himself outside ofithe precedent, and no man is bound in any measure to stand aside and have the nofnination go by default, as it were, fot! Governor Oates says he will be a can didate for the senate, and although he shbuld be elected governor he would re sign if ho could be elected to the senate. 'jThe Register believes the people will condemn the scheme and it further be lieves that Governor Oates will refuse to jallow himself to be butchered In any way by the friends of his opponent for th$ office to which he really aspires. Ilf Governor Oates allows the Adver tiser's scheme to be carried out it will be political suicide on hlk part and po litical murder and robbery on the part of the Advertiser and the friends of blue eved Dick." TO BUY CUBA. The talk now is that Spain may be will ing to' sell Cuba for a good round sum. Speaking of Spain's fipanclal troubles and the difficulty to get money to prose cute the war against the Cubans, the Washington Post says: “Under these circumstances the out look now is that the United States will undertake to bring about a settlement of the trouble. This will be done, If the programme now under consideration is carried out, by suggesting to Spain that she allow the Insurgents to purchase the island. Should she agree to this proposition, the Insurgents would at once form a de facto government, assume pos session, and begin to raise the necessary money by a system of internal and cus toms taxation. The debt would probably run along for several years unless the Influential friends of the insurgents, in cluding American corporations with large Interests at stake in Cuba, should agree to advance the money in a lump sum. Under no circumstances would the United States assume responsibility for the debt, nor would the annexation of the Island be contemplated. The Uni ted States would simply act as a go-be tween and endeavor to bring to a happy conclusion a war which otherwise prom ises to drag Its slow length along at great cost of money and lives.” State Questions. Selma Times. We believe that political harmony In the democratic party is far more impor tant to the prosperity and the material progress of Alabama than the questions, who shall be governor or who shall be. senator? The governor-elect, whoever he may be, will have little to do with national finan cial legislation. His chief duty and con cern will be to look after the fiscal and the internal affairs of the state and to preserve its social order. He cannot leg islate. The United States senator-elect will have but little power to direct or change the current of financial legislation for some years to come. The republicans, having both branches of congress, will pass just such laws as they please to pass, in spite of the democratic party and the veto power of President Cleve land. These being stubborn facts. It ts the duty of our party and our people and ought cordially to unite and elect a thorough business man for governor. In ! the present condition of the state’s finan ces1 it would be wise—without at all re flecting upon the present administration —to select a man conversant with mon etary affairs. We honestly believe that no one better fills the bdll Chan Capt. Joseph F. John ston of Birmingham. He has made a splendid success in managing his own affairs, and ts willing to devote his time arwi energies to the service of the people of Alabama. We believe he is honest and competent, and would reflect credit upon the people and the position. If he is not the man. let us find htm. The most Important • duty devolving upon the people Is the selection of wise and competent senators and representa tives. Law-making is a science—largely a gift, whicih every “clever fellow" does not possess. It is a grievous mistake to send merely “a clever fellow" to make laws. He ought to be a main of good edu cation, of sound sense and practical judg ment—familiar with the needs of the peo ple. He should be quick-witted, clear headed—knowing what to vote against, as well as what to vote for. These are matters that deeply concern the people in the coming election. As far' as possible let national Issues be ellml- ' nated from the state campaign. Our com mon enemy boast that the "solid south is broken.” Let Alabama prepare to take care of herself the very bestafie can. Bigger Than the Tariff. WW Tork Sun. We can't see that the colossal size of the republican victory goes to increase the chances of the Hon. William McKin ley of Ohrfo. It was a bigger thing than the tariff. • ALABAMA EDITORS. Old Winter’d Coming 'Ole winter's finin’ mighty close, 'Taint no great shakes away, t Ton kin feel It gittln' nearer Ebery night and ebery day. 'De wild geese done gone 'way down south, 'Do eottpn flels am bare, 'De rabbit gittln’ mighty sleek, 'Cause winter's In 'do air. 'De city fok'a burns coal in grates, 'De country folks bums wood, 'De nigger steals An old fence rail, , An’ de fire feels mighty good. —Florence Herald. Reports Bay Not. Says the EaFayette Sun: “Governor Oates says he Is not a candi date for a second term, but the Adverti ser says he will be. We wonder if the Advertiser has hold of the seat of the governor’s trousers?" Will Make a Gallant Fight. *The Birmingham State Herald of last Sunday announces Capt. Joseph F. John ston’s candidacy for the democratic nom ination for governor of Alabama. Cap tain Johnston will make a gallant fight for this office.—Guriy Herald. Bay Tea or Nay. To test the Montgomery Advertiser's pretended admiration for Governor Oates the Journal asks. If the Advertiser is a supporter of Governor Oates for United States senator? In plain words, will the Advertiser support Governor Oates for United. States (senator? Yes or Jio?— Montgomery Journal. Gold Bug Democrat* of Recent Origin. The Marengo Democrat remarks: “If a party doesn't mean principle, then what does it mean? If the demo cratic party doesn't Indorse silver, why should the gold bugs have voted the tick et for these many years, for no one can deny that it did not indorse that princi ple up to Cleveland’s advent.” _ Horse Sense Demanded. Alabama must have political horse sense enough to profit by the prostrated democracy In Kentucky and unite—Eu taw Whig and Observer. Brother, you are playing on the right key now. Division in Alabama now means something is going to “drap" and “drap" hard. 10 to 1 the War Cry. Says the Birmingham Independent: “The democratic platform of tills state will declare unequivocally for free silver at 10 to 1, and will nominate Joseph F. Johnston, whose devotion to the party has never been suspected, and whose fi nancial views are known of all men for years; and, like old Mississippi, we will get there." The Fire of 1874. What a geijtleman who heard Senator Morgan's speech at Greensboro has to say: “A gentleman passed through Selma yesterday who heard Morgan's speech at Greensboro. He says there was a large crowd and he spoke with the vim and fire of the 1874 days.” Life Convictions vs. Office. Says the Marengo Democrat: “It must be grand to hold a federal office, but Is It not humiliating to have to give up life long convictions in order to hold them! But Cleveland gold bug of ficeholders, who have been for the good old doctrine of free silver, are doing that very thing, and the worst of all, they pretend to say that it is democratic.” Get Together. The Alexander Outlook so advises: “Senators Morgan and Pugh in their canvass of the state are shelling down tfle hot stuff. We don’t exactly agree with the federal representatives on all questions, but we can Join hands with them and rejoice that Alabama and the other states that held no elections are still democratic. All democrats lying around loose should get together.” This Should Settle the Matter. Says the Fort Payne Journal: “Governor Oates is reported to have said in a recent speech In his home coun ty that in no event would he be a candi date for re-election to the office of gov ernor, but that he Is a. candidate for United States senator to succeed Senator Pugh. This is in accord with all his ut terances on this subject, and should cer tainly settle the matter.” Outgeneraled by Tricksters. The great conference, which was ex pected to do much for the populist, was had here Wednesday. It was a failure as a representative body purporting to speak for the state. It was a misoarrlage of the predictions of the People's Tribune, and a disgraceful wrangle of discordant ele ments, finally outgeneraled by republi can tricksters.—Birmingham. Independ ent. For Democracy’s Sake. The Evening News of this cl^y tn its issue of yesterday under the caption, “For Democracy’s Sake,” says edito rially: “The News has been given to under stand that Governor Oates stands squarely upon his oft-repeated declara tion that he is not a candidate for a re nomination. “Governor Oates is a supporter of the democratic administration in Washing ton and so is the News. Governor Oates was entitled to another term under party usage, had he so elected. The News, in order to have a nominee for governor in line with its views on national Issues, and to avoid the peril of a personal contest for the nomination and its consequent bitterness and antagonisms, had hoped that Governor Oates would announce his candidacy and be placed at the, head of the state ticket next year without even serious protest. "Captain Joseph F. Johnston has made formal declaration that he is a candidate for the democratic gubernatorial nomi nation. The News does not and cannot agree with his views as to silver. There are thousands of democrats in Alabama whom the News holds in higher personal esteem. “The News, however, is very confldent that Captain Johnston would better serve the people of Alabama in the governor's chair than any man the conglomerate opposition to democracy, which was hatched in this city last Wednesday, can put in the field. The News therefore earnestly hopes that Joseph F. Johnston will be the only candidate for the nomi nation and that he may take it by accla-t mation. “If there shall be a bitter factional fight ip the coming campaign for the larger honors at the disposal of the par ty. or radical orators and newspapers shall not yield something to party har mony and unity, democrat^ nominations tn 1896 will indeed be empty compli ments.” No Silver in the State Issue. TTnder the above headlines the Hunts vflle JJally Argus says: “Senator Jones of Nevada, who is re garded by many as the ablest of all the advocates of free silver, thinks that there will be a separate silver party in the field next year. It looks as If there will have to be, if the advocates free sil ver are to have a chance to vote for their hobby Nothing in politics seems surer than that the democratic party In 189* will adopt a gold standard platform, and the sentiment of the country on this issue has become so manifest that It Is proba ble the republican party will for one*, not attempt to even half way straddle th^l financial question. In fact, there Is no substantial hope for free silver through' either of the two great parties. But sf tyro in political economy would see at af glance that this has nothing to do with internal matters to which state govern^ ments alone relate, and in which os citi zens of the state we have first and deep est concern. "Alabama needs a progressive man for governor. She needs a much more thor ough and serious looking into things pertaining to the state.at Montgomery. This is probably why some people grow so frantic at the thought of making Joe Johnston governor. This Is, too, the best reason in the world why he should be made governor and why he is sure, be yond peradventure, to carry every coun ty in north Alabama. The present out look Is that he will carry every white county in the state, and will begin to in quire Into matters, as a governor should) after his inauguration, which is more than probable. “So far as state matters are concerned. It Is of about as much Importance to know a man’s specific religious views (so he is not an Ingersoliian pagan), as It is to know his financial views. Neith er is of first consideration, by a long way. “In the approaching gubernatorial con test the Argus Is for Alabama; therefore, the Argus is for Joe Johnston. We ac cord every man his views on national af fairs. But we steadfastly maintain that a governor should hold the state of great er Importance than himself." - i-| In Days That Tried Men’s Souls. Says the Eutaw Whig and Observer: “The State Herald says it is author ized to state that Capt. Joseph F. John ston will be a candidate for the dem ocratic nomination for governor. While we do not agree with Captain Johnston in his financial view's, we recognize his ability and honesty and the faithful ser vice that he has rendered his party In the ’days that tried men’s souls.’ ” North Alabamian: If our people will examine their calendars and almanacs they will perceive that in the month of December this year there will be two full moons, one on the first and the other on the 31st. It is said to be a fact by the scientists that such a thing has never oc curred before since the birth of Christ. The Other Fellow’s Game. Mexican Herald. England and the United States at war means fun and profit for the other big na tions. If the Anglo-Saxon race has gone mad It will play the other fellow's game for him, but we do not believe In the in sanity theory Just yet. AL WA YS SOMETHING New and stylish to select from our establishment. If you want to look well dressed and to be perfectly in the style, look over our goods and the prices will enable you to buy. ROGAN. PUBLIC OPINION. The future historian may write of re publicanism as the party which Wendell Phillips conceived, Abraham Lincoln es tablished and Grover Cleveland perpet uated.—Fort Worth Gazette (Dem.) Republicans should bear in mind two pregnant facts: First, great victories bring heavy responsibilities; second, the democratic party is never so dangerous as when Its internal dissensions have been paralyzed by an overwhelming de feat.—Memphis Scimitar (Dem.) Missouri is reasonably sure to go re publican by a safe majority. Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina are some what less sure, but the democrats will be frightened In all three of them. Dela ware, Maryland and West Virginia ap pear to be good republican ground for 1S96.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Rep.) Armed with these arguments the ad minlstrationists are making a very strong fight for a-third term for Cleve land. The late elections, as interpreted by them, have helped the third term movement. It means, they say, defeat for those who oppose the policy of Mr. Cleveland.—New Orleans Times-Demo crat. All tne goia mines or tne Yuaon would not compensate for a single day’s war between England and the United States, as Canada should know very well, but at the same time if the Canadian police attempt to take forcible possession of mining claims held by American miners, somebody to going to • get hurt.—San Francisco Chronicle, Rep. The statement that Quay has decided to make a determined .fight for the repub lican presidential nomination Is not sur prising. He has been doing work in his party for a long time, and, despite the number of votes he has controlled for it at the right time, he has had to bear thei odium of being the wicked partner of the concern.—Richmond State, Dem. Campos’ recommendation of home rule for Cuba is virtually a plea-of nolo con tendere. He cannot see much hope, for Spain when he advocates the surrender of everything but the semblance of her authority. The insurgents must have the whip hand, and "Libre Cuba" seems to be at hand. What are we going to do about it?—Detroit Tribune, Rep. The completeness of the Gorman rout Is indicated in the fact that only three of, the twenty wards In Baltimore cast a plurality for Mr. Hurst, while the demo cratic candidate for mayor went down in the general disaster, being defeated by — some 6000 votes. 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