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Judge Rrame Ulisiiiidcr itland liach Other. THE DISTINGUISHED JACK-SOXITE I)f (iiirs the Sentiment ot a Large Element of the Pf rty. In onr lost issue we told how judge Brame, of Jackson, catechis ed Congressman Brvan at the con clusion of his speech in Jackson and obtained from h"m the avowal that he would not support the Democratic nominee next year if the party declared against the free and unlimited coinage of silver at 1G to 1. On Thursday following the incident the Times-Democrat contained the following editorial attacking Judge Brame and defend ing Mr. Bryan: PRINCIPLE VS. PARTY. It will have been observed by readers 'f the Times-Democrat that, to judge from, the account given in our columns yesterday of the so-called bimetalic meeting held in Jackson, Miss., on Tues day evening, and addressed by Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska, the au dience then assembled, which to a large extent was tinctured with goldbiiggiMn, or at least a portion of the audience, expressed its dis approval, in the first place, of Mr. Bryan because he wa3 disinclined to answer categorically the ques tion whether, if the Demociatic p.irty were to reluse to adopt a silver platform at a ratio of 10 to 1 he would support the party; and the next place because, after pres sure, he properly answered the question in the negative. Without dwelling at length on tlie discourtesy offered to a stran gpr, who had been invited to address the meeting, in his having been dragooned by a coterie at the meeting to answer a suppos ititious question after he had made known his disinclination to answer it, we way say without fear or con tradiction that the position Mr. Bryan assumed as between party mid principle compared very favor ably, to say the least, with the po. Htion assumed by his chief inquisi tor, Jude Brame. Judge Brame, like the average goldbug, holds that tl e adoption !;' the American peoph of the bi metallic instead of the gold mono metallic currency system would produce chaos in the united Suites killing its prosperity and .e nding its industries to hopeless ruin. And yet, with this conviction of the destructive consequences of a cliangu from the single to the dual standard stiong upm him, inspir big him in fact. Judge Brsme would accept the silver platform if fl majority cf the Democratic party tter' to pronounce in favor of the "'Me metal. Tint is to say, Judge Brame wo'ild adhere to his party and approve its action wire it in his optoion of a character (o str.d thv com try to perdition. This u pnrUfcHii slavishness which most people wi'l hold to be more Ca tering to ilu party than credita ble to the j.jdfjjent of him who would W gnsli of it. Mr. Brvan, pi the other hand, by ansn-?ring,'tiat, in the event of the Democrac) y'l refusal to adopt a 'ijver plat fonm ie, would not vote with the Deiocrcy, -shows that his convietrons r tore to him than inere aJlegia'i,nt t a narty a posi tion in whio.-h he ha the hearty endekraemfnt'arnest nnd bly more than the claims or the dictates of party: conviction, be comes in fact, the conscience and the imperative rule of action of honest citizens. If Mr. Bryan believe, as many good and earnest men throughout the country believe, that bimetal lism is absolutely necessaiy to the welfare of this country, and its people, he would be an unpatriotic American to give over his princi ples and his love of country to se cure mere partisan :-nds. Holding these views, Mr. Bryan is completely justifiable in "an nouncing that, in the event of the Democracy's adopting a monomet allic platform, he will not support the Democracy until the Democra cy has returned to a sober trame of mind; and there are very few re flective members of the "Democrat ic party but will applaud the 'e braskan. That Brame, however, and others who subordinate con viction to party spirit may keep themselves easy as far as Mr. Bry an and those of the Democrats who think with him are concerned; for it is Mr. Bryan and his friends who will vote the Democratic tick et on conviction, while the Brames and others will have an opportuni ty of outraging their judgment to oblige their party. JUXiP. BRAME RKPI.IKS. Jackson, Miss., June 14, IS!).). To the Editor of the Times-Democrat. I have read the editorial in your paper of yesterday, entitled "Prin ciples Against Party." While the reference to me individually is, of course, a matter of no consequence, and while I have no possible ob jection to the use of my name in discussing the incident alluded to, since you have referred to me con spicuously in discussing certain questions involved, I ask that you kindly accord me a short space for a reply and personal explanation. 1. As to the matter of courtesy, these are the facts: The "sound money league'' here, of which I am a member, is a Democratic organi zalioi ; and the Bimetalic league, which opposes us on the financial issue, is supposed also to bo t Democratic organization. We all claim to be Democrats, differing only on a matter as to the policy of the government concerning its coinage laws. Our league had en gaged the hall for a meeting Tues day evening. Our meeting had been advertised, and it was to be addressed by a distinguished Dem ocratic speaker. On learning that Mr. Bryan would stay ovev here to make a speech, we cbrful'y yield ed and gave up the hall, the only suitable one in town, in order that he might be heard by the largest number of our citizens. While he was heralded as a free silver ora tor, all assumed, of course, that he came as a Democrat to address Democrats, although in the minds of some there was a question as to ly answered, and, as you know, the'ty, the advocate of the subtreasurv converse of it has been put to ad vocates of the opposite view. What harm or discourtesy is there in asking one who assumes'to teach the people where he stands and what are the fixed and definite ar ticles in his political faith? If he be a stranger is there not greater necessity for light on this impor tant subject? I believe in the ut- scheme may follow after the Ocafa demands, and the extreme free sil- verite may call for the organization of a new political sect, but the par ty of home rule and political rights, will yet abide, for its prin ciples are those who underlie the very foundations of the government T Ml 1 1 i win marcn unaer no other Ha" i , , . . . . . i ana Keep step 10 no other music COULD HARDLY WALK 0!f ACCOPHT OF most toleration. I do not regard j so long as this party and its prin- ii a crime ior a man, even in the South, to boa Republican, a Green backer or a Populite; but when any man assumes ta instruct the peo ple on public questions I maintain that they have the right to know what he is and who he is, and whether he proposes to be guided and controlled by the fundamental principles of the great party to which we belong. Especially is this true when he questions the motives of those who differ from him and attacks the standard bear ers of the Democracy. Mr Bryan did not answer the question when It was propounded to him, but evaded it and turned upon me to know if 1 would sup ciples shall endure Party loyalty indeed rests lightly with him who would abandon Democracy and attempt to destroy it because, forsooth, the party platform or some matter of mere policy or Ideal interest does not accord with his individual views. Permit me to say also that, accord ing to my humble opinion, any man, or any newspaper, however great and influential, that com mends one who claims to be a Democrat for saying that he will not be bound by party platform if on social, eco nomic or local questions it does not accord with his ideas, stands in the attitude of encouraging bolt- port the party if it declared for the ! ers and disorganizes tree silver coinage, to which I promptly responded, yes. For this you criticise inc. In the first place you make a misstatement of tacts. You say, "Judge Brame, like the average goldbug, holds! that the adoption by the Ameri-I can people of the bimetallic instead j of the gold monometallic currency system, would produce chaos the. united perity L. BRAME, RHEUMATISM P.H.F0ED OF Ouachita Citj, La., Alter TWO YEARS Suffering IS CURED BY THE USE Of Ayer'sSarsaparilla " For fully two years, I suffered from rheumatism, and was frequently In such f a condition that I could hardly walk. O. I spent some time In Hot Springs, Ark., and the treatment helped me for the 0 time being; but soon the complaint re- O turned and I was as badly afflicted as ; ot i. fljaj narsnparuia nemg recom mended. I resolved to try It, and, after using six bottles. I was completely cured."-P. II. Ford, Ouachita Ctty, La. The OftAAn:iU Admitted FAIR ? Ayer's i AT THE WORLD'S HOTEL TROLIO SALOON CANTQN mss FRANK ORSI, Proprietor. e. United States, killing its pros-1 0p nty and sending its industries 0hl 0scar p fe Murrv Hill Club, bottled bv distillerv. 11 ! W TI ii ' n ii i M . 11. miiMiri SI 50 per gal $t 00 . 1 1 iirm to nopeiei-s ruin, 'mis is pure as sumption, not justified by anything I said to Mr. Bryan or by anything that I ever did say to anyone. I low do you know what I hold on .... . V,M uuWUUU. . m urn , (lch F()rk j assum ption that I am a gold mono-1 Rookwoodi 80ur Inash nicLi.jiisi jiku nun ui Hie avfiasre epper Old Kentucky Taylor" Maryland Club-Bourbon. James K. Pepper Old Crow Belle of Anderson 1 1 2.') 1 23 1 00 free silver shouter who demands that silver be coined at the ratio of It! to 1, though its actual value is about ."0 to 1, and who would heap epithets on those who do not think as Iih does? It is a matter of very little im portance what my individual views arc. I am not a politician, nor a candidate; but, since you have seen fit to refer to the matter, 1 wish to say that I am not a gold monometallism and there are thous ands of people in this country who do not believe that it i.s possiMc for this government to c::n both gold and silver in unlimited quan tities at the ratio of 16 to i. I be lieve that an effort to do this would lead t3 practical silver monometal lism. I am for a gold standard something definite and fixed to measure by, and only one kind of a yard-stick; but I favor also the use of all the silver that all the people of this great country in all their foreign and domestic com merce can use. I wish to see every ounce at least of American silver .oa, Scuppernong. Ilonev per gal $1 " 5 00 " 5 00 " 5 00 " 4 00 " 5 00 " 4 .10 " 4 00 " 3 ('0 " 3 00 " 2 50 " 2 50 " 2 50 " 2 50 " 1 50 ' 1 00 5 to 5 00 1 75 to 5 00 per dozen Lincoln County Ky. Jack, bo'bon or rye Pure white corn whisky Blackberrv, .Sweet Ca Rock and Rye, Peach and Holland bin Brandies of all kinde.... Imported Ale and Pcrter Budweiser and Schhtz Beer 150 Prompt and careful attention given to your orders. xs. jpa No extra charges for jugs or boxes Make nn mistakE J. Livelar & Co., Canton, ILEiss Fine Wines, Liquors. Beer, etc. Many years experience and buying in large quantities give them an advantage (if which you get the benefit. We always send the best goods that can lie had for the least money. No charge for boxing. upright mein. Parf n excel lent thing tself; NtaU f Uy to par ty when tl'tcrft is n u'1' mxei l Ukf? r,d. 'dividing thePr,.v is t0 H last d-gree;!.mmrdbl. Im measurably better renutf n obtained J bv orsnnij t'(,n ,,,nn without ii; "nd, vrtthoii loyalty to 'ii;h orgnizilioii uihh r inost cir Cimjytanepfi, th, oriinu0" cou,d itftt nothing. But ltrre come 'times in the history of1 aP,rty. " i the hietory of n niiti"1. w,1,n Uoy.ilty Woid be tret. t the '"8bet and dearest intenV1 of the ml. On such ncca.'?". lhe uvictio.18 of the thoughtful and Me .4W;re count far jn.v'sura. his lovaltv to the party. His j coined at its actual intrinsic value speech, of more than two hours, up to the time he va interrogated, was such a severe arraignment of our Democratic administration as to confirm the expressions of those who had dmibtcd his fealty to the party. He also stated, in etTcc., that the opponents .f free silver coinagn were controlled by selfish motives and were hypocritical in that, pretending to have the coun ty's good at heart, they were en deavoring to advance their own in terests by enhancing the value and power of money. During his speech he stated several times that, he was not only willing to be inter rogated, but that he would be glad to answer any question propound ed by anybody, and he laid stress upon the requirement of good faith that every man should be candid and above board as to his posi tion. About the close of his address, and jut after he had made an ur jjent appeal to all of u to support the cause of fre (diver, I Mated to hint that I desired to bo entire ly courteous, but thai we wished to know if he would be willing to Htand by the party if it should re fuse to declar tor free silver coiu age ft the ratio of 16 to 1. No, I am not a politician, and perhaps do not know about these things, but it seemed to me that the ques tion was a fair one and a proper one, especially under the circum stances, and I think so ret, iit withstanding the intimation of dia eourtesv. It had been propound ed to all other free (diver advocates in this State and had been prompt. and used at a parity with gold. As 1 have said. I am conosed to .1.., .1 I -f .!... ..."I...., I. I uic ucmaiHi vi wif a. nil utuunn, ; that our government, shall open all j its mints for the free and unlimited coinage at a ratio which assumes j its value to be about double what it is in fact. I believe that the adop tion of such a policy would be in jurious to the-best interests of this country, and especially the bouth, now so heavily burdened with j mortgage debts. I believe that iti would result in the foreclosure of this vast indebtedness, and that the forced liquidation of the same would be extremely injurious. But I may be wrong about this. Many great ai d patriotic men in our party think differently. The ques tion involved is purely an econom ic one, and if the assembled wis dom of the great Democratic party shall declare in favor of a line of policy on this subject that differs irom my humble views. I shall promptly surrender them and march, as I have always done, un der the old flag. Such are my con ceptions of the obligations of a Democrat Mr. Bryan has the un questioned right to think different ly, but I still insist that the people should know precisely how he stands on the subject and where he will yield final obedience. Ours is the party of constitution al government. On its principles this republic was founded, and I regard its integrity as almost es sential to the maintenance of our free institutions. The temperance man may abandon Democracy for tht formation of a prohibition par- T'-! R i p a n s. OITE gives eeliep. Bulb soda ia interior to package soda. kSD HAvL BHWAKli of Imitation trade mark and label. is the whole story about j Bl AflP HiUVK sopa I in pacKages. SS; no more than other pickifci soda never spoils universally acknowledged purest la the world. MaUe only by CHURCH h CO., New York. Sold by frocers everywhere. Writ for Arm nd Hammer Hook ot valuable Recipes FREE. 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