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BlRMRiGHAM STATE HERALD
Entered at the postofflce at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing, New York: Western Business Office, 509
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ALLEN G. THURMAN DEAD.
At his home in Columbus, O., at half
past 1 o’clock p. m. yesterday. Kx-Senator
Allen G. Thurman breathed his last.
Than Allen G. Thurman, "the Old Ro
man," as he was commonly called by his
political admirers, this country has pro
duced no greater, truer or abler man.
Some have attained higher political hon
ors, but none have been more worthy or
competent than he to fill them.
Senator Thurman was born in Lynch
burg, Vo.. in November, 1813, and was
therefore 82 years of age when death
claimed him. At the age of G years he
removed with his parents from Virginia
to Ohio, In which state he has lived con
tinuously up to the time of his death.
At the age of 22 he was admitted to the
practice of law, and continued in the
practice of his chosen profession until
1S44, during which year he was elected
as a democrat to the Twenty-ninth con
gress, and served one term. On retiring
from congress he resumed the practice
of law. In 1851 he was elected a justice
of the supreme court of the state of Ohio,
and during two years of his term on the
supreme bench of his state he served in
the capacity of chief justice. On retiring
from the supreme bench of his state he
again resumed the practice of his profes
sion.
The great reputation gained by Judge
Thurman as a shrewd lawyer and jurist
was founded upon the reports contain
ing his decisions during the five years
he was Judge of the supreme court of
Ohio. In politics Judge Thurman was
always a democrat and a great leader of
his party. In 1867 Judge Thurman was
nominated by his party as a candidate
for governor of the state of Ohio.
Against him was nominated Rutherford
B. Hayes by the republicans. The can
vass was a heated one, and notwith
standing the state at the previous elec
tion 'had gone republican by a majority
of 43,000, Judge Thurman was defeated
by only 2983 votes, the democrats carry
ing the legislature by a large majority.
In January, 186S, the legislature elected
Judge Thurman to the United States
senate to succeed Benjamin F, Wade, a
republican. On the 4lh of March, 1869,
he took the oath of office as United
States senator, making tie eleventh
democrat thep in the senate. At once
Judge Thurman took position as a lead
er. As a debater he was fearless and
scarcely had an equal on the floor of the
United States senate. At that time the
south was in the hands of the “carpet
baggers,” yet Judge Thurman never let
an opportunity to raise his voice against
military rule pass. In 1873 the legisla
ture of his state again sent him to the
senate. In 1876, 1880 and 1SS4 Senator
Thurman was a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for president, and
while failing in the effort to secure the
nomination, he proved the truth of the
adage that genuine statesmanship and
leadership in great political parties sel
dom win the highest honors.
When in 1879 the democrats secured
control of the senate the great leader
from Ohio, who found only ten other
democrats on the floor of the senate-when
hp entered that body in 1868, found him
self not the leader of a small minority,
but the leader of the democratic major
uy.
On the organization of the senate in
1879 Judge Thurman was elected presi
dent pro tempore by his democratic col
leagues. In March, 1881. Judge Thurman
retired from the senate, returned to his
home in Columbus and resumed the prac
tice of law.
In 1888 Judge Thurman was the nom
inee of the national democratic party for
vice-president on the ticket with Mr.
Cleveland. Since then he has been, be
cause of feeble health, unable to take
any active part in politics, but never for
an hour had the “Grand Old Roman” lost
interest in the success of his party. Only
a few weeks ago, during the state cam
paign in Ohio, a great concourse of peo
ple gathered in front of his residence in
order that they might once more listen
•to words of wisdom as they fell from the
lips of the great leader whom they de
lighted to honor.
A groat man has gone to his reward.
In the death of Allen G. Thurman the
country loses a citizen, a democrat, a
statesman, who had few equals and no
superior*.
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DEPORTATION OF THE NEGRO.
In the Monthly Review, a small mag
azine published at Boston in the Interest
of colored people principally, we find a
very readable article from the pen of S.
It. Seottr m. presumably a colored man,
entitled "Why Not Leave the United
Mates?"
Tin.' subject of this article is brought
vividly to our attention by the mention
made in the president's message of his
kindly aid to those negroes of Alabama
who were deluded Into emigrating to
Mexico, and whose condition finally be
came so critical as to command the as
sistance of the government. It 4s not
exactly certain that the government has
the right to feed and transport citizens
who have or who have not expatriated
themselves. But If shipwrecked sailors
can be brought back through the consu
lar agencies we may no doubt find similar
warrant for bringing baok to thejr old
homes tramps of any character who have
become foot-sore and hungry.
Without going into the constitutional
question of governmental relief for indi
vidual tramps of whatever color, it Is
well to consider any plea that may be
offered for the salutary deportation of
colored people. The'time may come when
their separation from the whites and
their departure from the south may be
better for both races.
The writer in the negro magazine is
of the opinion that the negro should
leave the United States, where his social
position must always be subordinate and
where his field of labor must necessarily
be more or less debased.
He says: "The question of congress
making an appropriation to remove 10,
000,000 negroes from America and guard
ing them against privation in Africa, or
to attempt by appeal to race sympathy
to induce any appreciable number to go
there for the purpose of Christianizing
that country is, to my mind, figuratively
speaking, like an endeavor to carry wa
ter up hill—hard, difficult, requiring an
expenditure of force and energy every
moment. I believe the end may be ac
complished easier; in fact, I doubt the
possibility of the plans of Bishop Tur
ner. There is not the slightest probabil
ity that congress will ever make an ap
propriation for the purpose, notwith
standing the American people would be
glad to be rid of the negroes at any cost.
Congress may, however, enact a bill that
would accomplish the desired end with
out the expenditure of force or persua
sion and allow the water, as it were, to
flow by the simple law of gravitation,
precisely as we established desired trade
relations, by offering a sufficient induce
“Let congress but enact that all agri
cultural products and all manufactures
of the West Indies, Cuba, Hayti, St. Do
mingo, Mexico, Central America. South
America, Hawaii and Africa, the prod
'uets of the labor of negroes who are, at
the time of the passage of the bill, citi
zens of the United States, or their chil
dren subsequently born, shall be admit
ted, duty free, to the markets of the
United States for fifty years after the
passage of the act. I believe that at
the end of that time there would be
hardly enough negroes left in the United
States to supply the museums.
“To illustrate: Suppose a planter in
the West Indies to be cultivating fifty
acres of coffee or tobacco. Let us decide
upon the quantity of coffee or tobacco
that is represented by one man's labor.
Suppose one man’s labor to be equal to
the product of an acre of tobacco. Sup
pose, also, that the planter above re
ferred to could show to an American
consul that he had been steadily employ
ing fifty properly registered American
negroes, then the whole of the planter's
tobacco or coffee would be admitted free
of duty to the United States; and the
right should hold good whether the
planter had employed the said American
negroes in the capacity of laborers, over
seers or clerks, or even domestic ser
vants; fov the assumed object of the bill
would be to carry the negroes out of the
country', and so long as the negroes re
mained elsewhere the United States
should pay the price, i. e., the estimated
product of his labor should be admitted
free of duty to the American markets.
"What a powerful inducement' this
would be to the planters of those south
ern countries, where negroes are treated
as men, and where they can take the so
cial place that their abilities entitle them
to, to employ American negro labor; and
what an inducement to the negro him
self to become a planter or manufac
turer.
“I trust I have written sufficient to
convey an idea of my plan to bring relief
to the American negro from his semi
freedom, from caste prejudice, a. race
prejudice which bars his advancement
and causes him constantly to drink of the
bitter cup of humiliation and degrada
tion.
"Constantly pointing to Africa as the
final refuge of the negroes of the United
States serves to hold their attention from
the easily accessible countries nearer
home, where already is established trade
relations, quick communication with the
United States and countries south of
here, where the climate is of a desirable
character. The Hritish West Indies just
off our southern coast, but sparsely pop
ulated; St. Domingo and Hayti affording
room for all to live and prosper, where
all may be men and capable of rising to
man's highest estate, and the equal of
every other man. All that Is needed Is
the Inducement of sure and profitable
employment and freedom to return if
dissatisfied, at but small expense, and a
that would entirely relieve the white
Americans of a terrible bugaboo, and
gain for the American negro real free
dom and the enjoyment of that equality
which has hitherto been denied him in
life. The negro lqj’es freedom and equal
ity; but if It is only to be had by going
to Africa, very few will ever enjoy it.
The cost, the labor, the possibilities of
suffering and death make It very unin
viting, and he will 'suffer the ills he has
rathar than rush to those he knows not
of.' ”
There is much in the above reason
ing that must commend itself to the at
tention of congress. It is very certain
that no such thing as forcible deporta
tion will ever be resorted to, and it is
equally certain that voluntary emigra
tion to the Congo will not solve the puz
zle.
IS IT PEACE, JEHUP
Alabama must not keep silence, as
some of Captain Johnston's crafty sup
porters suggest; she must not declare for
free silver, as his organ demands; she
must not compromise, as Governor Oates
seems to counsel.—Montgomery Adver
tiser.
If Captain Johnston has an organ we
do not know it. If that organ has ever
declared that the next state convention
shall lay down a national currency plat
form for everybody to stand on, we are
not aware of it. We are sure that the
State Herald is willing for every demo
crat to go Into the state convention with
any opinion on any subject he pleases,
with the one condition only, namely, that
he will work for a state democratic
administration in order that the south
may be saved to the white race. This is
what we call an appeal to hanhony and
for conciliation, but the Advertiser will
have none of It. It wants an issue. It
is the Ran Sniffles of the press, anxious
for a fight, no matter who gets licked.
It attempts even to goad the goo* ma
tured State Herald by attributing to it
words and Ideas that it never expressed
nor conceived. It even chargesuswithbe
ing in the pay of unknown persons whdse
characters may be base because there
are ou;standlng bonds of our predecess
or newspaper, tho Age-Herald, in the
hands of persons unknown to us, the
payment of which the State Herald as
sumed. These bonds have many years
to run, and no doubt,Under Mr. Carlisle's
banking plan, they will become in time
the basis for a national bank. The Ad
vertiser gnaweth a file. It finds that its
editorials have become the laughing
stock of the people of Alabama; that its
currency views undergo such swift and
so many changes that its contortions are
enough to make the angels weep; that
its frantic appeals for anybody, good
Imrd, to beat a candidate who once lash
ed its hide with the most scathing re
buke ever administered by a gentleman
to a malignant persecutor have laden
the air with hideous wails. This feeble
apology for a public guide Is well under
stood by the men whom it would delude
to their ruin and by the people who de
test It for the folly with which it is light
ing a torpedo under the feet of the dem
ocratic party.' It wants no compromise.
It wants to nominate its candidate by a
pitiful handful of machine politicians
and count him in by stuffed ballot boxes.
It Is a bourbon of bourbons, vain, arro
gant, treacherous, Inharmonious, un
compromising and doomed, like Jezebel,
a painted harlot, to be cast down from
its high window and have its blood lap
ped up by dogs. It never forgets any
thing and never learns anything.
THE ANTI-SEMITE AGITATOR.
There Is no room in the United States
for Dr. Ahlwardt, who has come over
the seas to wage war against our Jewish
fellow-citizens. He imagines that
the Jews of this country are
the crushed people of the middle
ages. The result will astonish
him. No doubt his hair would stand
on end if he knew that on Thanksgiving
Day at Mobile the Methodist and Jewish
congregations united in the synagogue
in thanks to God for His mercies to the
citizens of the United States. Dr. Ahl
wardt has forgotten that not many years
ago the Jewish race held the premiership
of Europe. Disraeli in Great Britain,
Cavour in Italy, Castclar in Spain and
Gambetta in France were the foremost
men of their day. They were all Jews.
The man who held the chairmanship of
the democratic party in this country so
long and so faithfully—Belmont—was a
Jew. The gentleman who saved t the
United States recently from going to
the bowwows, if we may believe Mr. Car
lisle, is a Jew—Baron Rothschild—and
Miss Hannah Rothschild was the lovely
wife of IjOrd Rosebery, late premier of
Great Britain. It is waste of time, how
ever, to meet the rabid screed of the
Gorman agitator. Our Jewish citizens
need no defense. The American Jew
stands at the top, side by side with men
of other religions. In commerce, in the
professions, in every department of trade,
he meets his fellow-citizens upon perfect
terms of equality, and he vies with them
in pushing forward every public enter
prise and in aiding every public charity.
Speaking of the proposed lectures of
this agitator, the Mobile Herald very
truly remarks:
"In these lectures he will advocate
tlie exclusion of Jews from the holding
of public offices, from the enjoyment of
the rights of citizenship and from having
any share in public affairs.
"Dr. Ahlwardt might just as well take
the first steamer and return to his native
land. He Is not at all wanted in this
country. He. must either be a crank or A
bigot whose intolerant spirit has reached
a condition of frenzy. If we believed in
the doctrine of the transmigration of
souls wre should fancy that this zealot
was a reproduction of some persecutor of
the middle ages, or of some narrow
minded court chaplain of 200 years ago.
Not believing in the transmigration of
souls, we can only view him as a terrible
example of the lengths to which Intoler
ance will carry a man of small mind and
no soul to speak of. ’
“Dr. Ahlwardt has come to the wrong
country to advocate his mediaeval doc
trines. This is the land of civil and re
ligious liberty, and the downfall of the
one would be followed by the downfall
of the other. Hand in hand they have
guided our progress in the past; hand in
hand they will rule our destiny in the
future.
"Dr. Ahlwardt will find that the Jew's
of America comprise among them many
of our best and most useful citizens; that
as a rule they are orderly, law-abiding
and ever ready to assist In advancing
the interests of the country, common
wealth and community; and that they
are devoted neart and soul to the land
that truly Illustrates those principles of
religious liberty that some other lands
have proclaimed but failed to properly
carry out.
"He will also find Jew and Christian
dwelling together in peace and unity,
with mutual respect and mutual kindli
ness. If Dr. Ahlwardt had*been In Mo
bile on Thanksgiving Day, and had wit
nessed the union service of praise and
thanksgiving at the synagogue, he might
have learned a lesson of tolerance and
good feeling, of the fatherhood of God
and brotherhood of man. that would have
made him wiser and better,, and caused
him to stop his fanatical outcry."
MB. BAYARD.
The attack on Mr. Bayard will amount
to nothing. His Edinburgh address shot
so high above the heads of the average
congressional mouther and ranter that
they do not understand him. It is said
that the sensation of the day in Washing
ton and of this congress, up to the pres
ent time, is the resolution of Representa
tive Barrett, republican, of Massachu
setts, to impeach Ambassador Bayard.
Representative Barrett is a new mem
ber and a younfc man, comparatively
speaking. He was formerly Washington
correspondent of a Ne\y York paper, and
It is to be presumed that he is familiar
with the constitutional provision that
only those guilty of high crimes and mis
demeanors can be subject to impeach
ment. Even the most bitter opponents
of Mr. Bayard do not accuse him ot .this.
That he may have been guilty of impro
prieties of speech in declaring that the
American people were a turbulent set
who should be held in check is as far as
most men are willing to go, but to im
peach him for this lapsus lingua, no one
has seriously entertained the idea outside
of cheap demagogues. It is signifleaut
that rabid republican partisans of the
stripe of Hitt, Cannon & Co., realizing
the mistake that this new-fledged col
league had made, were among the first
to call a halt and to deprecate the
purpose of the inflammatory resolution.
The State Herald is in receipt of the
speech of Secretary Herbert delivered in
Huntsville, Ala., on the 11th of October.
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< Our Christmas List
^ Sideboards.
C Dining Tables,
si China Cabinets.
P Buffets.
A Chamber Suits.
S Wardrobes,
n Folding Beds.
7. Cheffoniers.
M Medicine Chests.
I Iron Beds.
7 Brass Beds.
(j Tea Tables.
1 Leather Couches.
D Sleepy Hollow Chairs
A Fancy Tables.
> Dressing Tables.
P Hall Trees.
7, Tabourettes.
C Curtain Poles.
|> Shades.
P Slipper Chairs.
f Rattan Rockers.
J Cobbler Rockers.
P Comfort Rockers.
Jl Sewing Rockers.
Just Received—A Large Shipment of Cutter Desks.
If you want a good desk we have it. The best made,
best finished, most durable article on the market. Guar
anteed to give satisfaction in every detail. Exam.ne
them and you will appreciate their points of superiority.
The price is lower in proportion than the general run of
cheap desks.
Also, receiving car loads of elegant
FURNITURE.
Never before have we been able to show large and
elegant line of goods at the low prices ruling this year.
You are unjust to yourself to think of purchasing without
examining our four floors jammed full of the most desira
ble goods in the State.
Hospital for infirm furniture always open. Mirrors
resilvered. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Book Cases. A
Ladles' Desks. N
Office Desks. Pi
Office Chairs. iff
Music Racks. k
Carpet Sweepers. 9
Parlor Suits. [g
Corner Chairs. kv
Roman Chairs. y
Onyx Tables.
Etchings.
Easels. K
Turkish Rockers. K.
Pictures. £
Hassocks. *, k
Fur Rugs. 9
Smyrna Rugs. 'g
Art Squares. 0?
Dantzer Rugs. r)
India Seats. pi
Work Baskets. ill
Sofa Pillows. k
Hampers. V,
Mirrors. « [fl
Baby Coaches. kj
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The document bears all the ear marks of
having been printed at government ex
pense. If such is the case we are not
aware of any rule by which the tax pay
ers of this country should be charged
with the cost of printing the speeches of
cabinet members made in the different
states in the interest of the peculiar
financial policies of the present adminis
tration.
0PINI0NS”0F THE PRESS.
The republicans and populists of Louis
iana have formed an alliance, and will
put out a joint ticket. Southern repub
licans don't seem to have any political
principles worth mentioning.—Mobile
Herald.
The leaders of the g. o. p., elated as
they are by the recent success of that
party in Maryland, Kentucky, West Vir
ginia and North Carolina, hope by hold
ing their convention south of Mason and
Dixon’s line to still further disintegrate
the solid south and to capture the electo
ral vote of these and other southern
states, notably Missouri, which are now
said to be of doubtful political faith.—
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
President Cleveland's recommendation
that the United States make provision
for proper representation at the Paris
exposition of 1900 is timely and proper.
Twice have we invited foreign nations
to participate in our own expositions,
and both times the invitation has been
heartily accepted. This nation, on the
contrary, has never been creditably rep
resented at foreign fairs. Its trilling
displays at Paris have been the cause
of foreign contempt and our own morti
fication. Considerations of business and
of sentiment alike support the president’s
recommendation.—Mobile News.
THE IRON TRADE REVIEW.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 12.—The Iron Trade
Review today says:
The central west furnishes the most
cheerful news of the week. Four more
big freighters have been placed at lake
ship yards in the past three days,making
four for the week, involving a demand
upon the mills for about 35,000 tons of
plates. As was to be expected, this bus
iness brought out some close competi
tion, and recent quotations were cut; but
the important fact is that deliveries are
to begin also, and the mills taking the
bulk of the material will thus be better
able to maintain prices at a time always
marked by weakness. There is little
change in the present situation in iron.
All irons are weaker, Bessemer going at
a trifle below *12, valley furnaces,in a few
few speculative trades. Thus far no sales
are reported by furnaces at less than
$12.25 in the valley for the first quarter
of 1890. But recent business on this ba
sis would probably not exceed 10,000 tons,
though on some $12 iron deliveries run
through January. While actual sales of
billets are limited to 1000 to 5000 ton lots,
on which $15 Pittsburg and somewhat
less had been done, inquiries are out
which indicate that a few Important con
sumers, notably in Cleveland, are con
vinced that the buying time is now.
There are reports of low billet quota
tions from the west in the Cleveland dis
trict and accompanying denials. The
fact that the market has been for so
many weeks in the hands of non-pro
ducers, coupled with the comparative
smallness of the tonnage involved in a
week-to-week transaction, has made it
difficult for mills to gauge an asking price
that would be in harmony with the real
conditions and be Justified by the Besse
mer pig market for the next four months.
As we expected, November brought a
check in the reduction of pig iron stocks.
Coke iron stocks gained about 26,000 tons,
bringing them back to about the figure of
October 1, something under 189,000 tons.
The November addition practically bal
anced the October decrease.
Dyspepsia Twenty-live Years.
Mr. A. Y. Sheats, Kingston, Ga., says,
May 31, 1895: ‘‘I was troubled with dys
pepsia for twenty-five years, and could
get no permanent relief from any treat
ment or medicine until I began the use
of King's Royal Germetuer, some five
years ago. It gave me great relief, and
after the lapse of five years I can recom
mend it as the best medicine I know of
for Indigestion and Dyspepsia." -ghis
case is but one of thousands which prove
that for Indigestion. Dyspepsia and all
stomach troubles, Germetuer cures when
all else falls. New package, large bot
tle, 108 doees, $1. For sale by druggists.
ALABAMA EDITORS.
A Song of Winter.
Stanton of the Atlanta Constitution
is some prophet as well as poet. A few
days ago he thus warbled about the
weather: ^
Sing a song of winter
icicles and all.
Heavy hall a-peltlng
The roses from the wall;
Mists upon the mountain,
Shado%vs on the world;
Fauns around the fountains
Shivering with cold!
Sing a song of winter—
Fires blazing bright;
Fifty fiddles playing—
Dancing every night;
Hlck'rynuts a-ruasting,
Cider standing by;
Rosy cheeks a-beamlng
And kissing on the sly!
• * •
Democrats Should Settle Their Differences.
The‘“Talladega Mountain Home says:
“Democrats ought to settle all of their
differences before the nominating con
ventions are held.”
All Immigration.
Says the Montgomery Journal:
“The Montgomery ring Imagines It Is
still In it. But it is a clumsy ring, and
has a postoffice settlfig, and that set
tles it.”
Thinks it Means Disruption.
Says the _Montgomery Journal:
“The only possible result of Mr.
Clarke’s candidacy for governor is the
disruption and defeat of the democratic
party in this state.”
Ought to Have a Montgomery Date.
Says the Montgomery Journal:
"That recent wfrcular sent out over
the state to democrats supposed to be
friendly to the administration’s financial
policy, asking that the recipient write
Mr. Clarke to become a candidate, ought
to have a Montgomery date line Instead
of the blank.”
Rather Deformed.
The Jasper Eagle prints a Christmas
stocking which should be sent to some
Infirmary that cures deformity. The la
dles of Jasper should rise up en masse
against,the editor and run him to Cuba
with orders that he be placed in front
of the army.
Cleveland Better Than a Republican.
Remarks the Selma Times: J
"The Huntsville Tribune says the peo
ple of Alabama had rather see the de
mocracy defeated than to see Mr. Cleve
land elected for a third term. That pa
per is mistaken. The people of Alabama
had rather trust Mr. Cleveland than any
republican that could be named. He
don’t think our way, but there is no use
to condemn him to that extent because
he does not."
A General Lameness.
Montgomery Evening News: “The
president is duck shooting down on the
Atlantic coast. His message left a num
ber of lame ducks' around the capitol.”
Yes; and a very lame treasury, a lame
congress and a brave and chivalrous
people whom your Uncle John Bull pro
poses to make slightly lame If there Is
not more knuckling, Cleveland generally
cripples most everything he shoots at.
It Will Take Harmony to Win.
The Montgomery Journal says:
"It is going to take the combined ef
forts of sound money and free silver
democrats of Alabama to defeat the re
publican-populist combination next year.
It is perfect folly to ignore this fact and
it Is almost criminal for democrats to
continue to keep up strife and bitterness
in their already depleted ranks. Let's
have harmony and thus save the party
from defeat at llie polls next year."
Mentioned for Governor.
The Selma Times says:
"A great effort has been made lately
to bring out some one to beat Joe John
ston. The list stands about thus:
"Governor Oates declined to be used
by the Advertiser. ■*
"Judge Richardson is not a candidate.
"Jelks don't want it, but could get It
If he should decide to run.
"Judge Simpson h3s not said yes.
"Joe Rich is -busy practicing law. and
a good lawyer he Is.
“President Jones of the university is
grateful for the mention, but his present
work Is congenial.
“Dick Clarke is letting the other fel
lows know that he is running for the
senate and is not to be side-tracked.
“Gid Harris would probably run, but
he has not been urged strong enough.
“Frank Glass is logically the adminis
tration candidate, and is probably wait
ing for orders from Washington.
"General Wheeler will succeed himself
in congress and is not yet ready to run
for governor.
"General Shelley is busy at Washing
ton and is for harmony in the party. Ha
don’t want it.
“There are about a dozen others that
have been mentioned 'on the sly,’ but
the man to own up that he Is willing to
be the ’goat’ has not yet been found,”
The Cause of It.
Says the Montgomery Journal:
“We take the following extract from a
private letter from one of Alabama’s
ablest and most distinguished states
men and citizens, a gentleman who has
served the people In high official posi
tions. but who a number of years ago
voluntarily retired from public life. He
Is a keen observer and his opinion is en
titled .to the greatest respect, in that it
Is influenced neither by the demagogy
of the time-server nor the spleen of the
disappointed place-hunter:
“ ‘I never believed until after the re
sult of the last elections that I would
live to see our grand old party in the
condition it now is. The solid south is
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gone up. North Carolina, South Caro
lina, West Virginia, Maryland, Dela
ware. Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri
will be carried by the republicans next
year, and it looks to me as impossible
to recover New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut and replace them in the
democratic column. Not only have we
lost the union, but I am apprehensive
of Alabama. If the republicans and pop
ulists unite and our party is divided they
will carry the state next year and send
a republican senator from Alabama. All
of this has been brought about by Mr.’
Cleveland’s fatal financial policy, and
still his friends and supporters have the
audacity and effrontery to lay all the
blame on the shoulders of the silverites,
instead of the goldbugs. All the states
that we lost in the recent elections in
dorsed Mr. Cleveland’s administration,
and over 1,000,000 voters repudiated it
by terrific majorities.' ”
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