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" Mr. Chairman and fellow Dem
ocrats : lor throe or four an vs.
my countrymen, you have been as-
,Horr. John P. Buchanan, of Ruther- sembled here for the purpose of
ford, Nominated for Governor.
The Solution of the Gubernatorial
Deadlock Broken by
nominating a standard-bearer for
the Democratic party. "With all
the sincerity of my heart I thank
the small band of my friends, who
with Spartan valor have stood by
me in this contest, I ran here now
to lay upon the alter of Democracy
the aspirations of my youth and
the hope of my manhood. I am
unwilling, fellow Democrats, to
Hon. B. J. Lea, of Haywood, Nomi- stand for a moment longer in the
The Withdrawal of Hen. John PJ.
Taylor and Hon. Jere Baxter.
nated for Supreme Judge.
way of a nomination by this con
volition, and I desire to say that in
the canvass which I have endeav
rr-i i j l i i "M i
i i.e convention tooK xen uauois orcd to niakethrou"diout Tennessee
on Ihnrsday, without effecting H I lmvo acted in an honorable, man.
nomination. Baxter gained slightly y Democratic way ranplauscl:
during the day, and at the end had aml j (liu lllig with tlie llopo and
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bonuH,e.ingiiKesixiymorevoiesuuin n)elief tmt wilwver wns oin to
wh en he began. His gain was at reccive the nominat ion of this crnnd
the expense of Taylor and Tatter- assembly should go forth battling
sou; Buchanan held out admirably. or i)cmocmcv without auv woie-ht
mo good humor ot tne convention thflt j shoulJ offer put upon him
...v. ov .ui uiu iv, k,j i am ncmoorat. 1 am anxious
disputes cs to how counties should to (Sce the policy aml principles of
vote, ana mere were numerous m- tlie Democratic party enforced, be
stances ot counties insisting on nmn T imim i,Q c.nnc,, f
VI, VI. JY. J. V lllllV lilt Cj VI V V. V k?0 X.
votniic their individual sentiments, nnr r,m-o,.n,nnf if
regardless . ot instructions. 1 lie It is ilie ony pnrty tliat offors nny
Jiucnanan men neid a caucus, ana. ilopo f01. jie future.
were addressed by Hon. N. W. "I desire to sav that in mv with
J.aptist, who urged all to stand Ulrawincr from this contest I do so
firm and victory would be assured.
At the close of his speech, the fol
lowing resolution was introduced
in the interest of no man or set o:
men, but in the interest of the grca
party to which I belong. Ap-
1 T t HT1. i -I T I v
My Joim u mtct aiv.L unanimously plause. I am here to say that in
adopted r th? event you had conferred upon
"Involved, 1 Hat true Democracy me that honor which I sought, 1
means a Government ot the people, woulci lmve can.ied tl0 flft r of )o
Til 11A.1 tl
uy tl io people, and tor tlie people, m0Cracy throughout the State of
and that it is the duty of allropre- Tennessee, from Johnson to Shel
entatives to obey the instructions by, and would have proclaimed De
of the people-especially when the mocratic principles and policies;
Bmell of boodlo is in the air." nmi timt I won( imve returned to
That the Buchanan forces were you tmt flag imtamishcd and with
quite determined was demonstrated evcry stripe glistening with a glo
when the roll was called Friday rioll3 Democratic victory. Ap
morning, the last day of the con- plause.
vention. j suj( lipon every stump, and
rouiiTH day. say n0Wj that it matters not in
When the convention was called wilos0 nnna3 you put the standard,
to order Friday morning tho roll j be no laggara in the race,
call, for tho twentieth ballot was The niirht shall not be too dark.
proceeded with promptly, and the the storm too loud, nor the rain too
result was announced as follows: mn for mo to ,,0 forth and hold
lotai, i,wo; necessary to a ciioice, up tie standard of Democracy
i,u u. iiuciiauan, au; i'attcrson, wuom,VPr your candidate may need
379 J liaxter, 349 ; Taylor, 158.. mp in Tennesse. f Applause. 1
Ti... i.n.i ..i.. 1 ; ;c x . r 11 . J .
xm, uuuuu wujwwi no signnieunx (on t believe in a man's sit-
change from the last ballot of the Ug down and waiting for results
evening oeiore. t j think that as Democrats and
The polling of the ballots was Tennesseans we ought to got shoul
Dctter meditated Dy the chair mak- dor to shoulder and arm to arm.
ingthe suggestion that the county niu work for roBlllts If wo do
delegations reduce all their frac- Tennessee will no longer bo con
tious to one-half, unless the con- sidered by the most hopeful Po
test was so close at any time that publicans of the country as a doubt
the result would be materially af- fui state. Let us stand to the
fected the smaller fractions might grmul 0ia Democratic column in
be resorted to. i892 muler th0 lead of tho great
Tho result of the twenty-first commoner, G rover Cleveland. Ap
ballot did not show any material plause.
change, and there were indications "I thank you for tho attention
of a- return of the aggressive and you have given me I will not de
boisterous scenes of the preceding tain you from your deliberations,
day. Tho ballot resulted as fol- for, from what I have heard and
lows: Buchanan, 731; Patterson, seen, this has not been tho coolest
371; Paxter, 353; Taylor, 140. place in the world for the last few
In tho twenty-second ballot Buch- days; and I desire to say that when
nnan developed gains. The result your nomination shall have been
of the twenty-third ballot was : made, let tho nominee, be whoever
HK-lmmiii,GG0; Baxter, 31-1; Tay- he shall, give me tho ticket of De
i 1. Oil fl K. n.il onrv -i t -t 11 .
I KH-, iii i A-o-, jl uuerson, ooo. mocracy and 1 snail go into any
I X TAYLOR 8 Withdrawal. county anywhere in the State to
i In the roll-call for tho twenty- preach Democracy to all and re-
louriu unuui uie rumor mat uoionei pentance unto the Republican par
Taylor would withdraw was veri- ty. Applause.
, lied when tho shout of "Taylor" "So with gratitudo from a Dem-
Ti fame from the rear of tho hall, and ocratic heart, I thank my friends
t Colonel Taylor's prcsenco excited who have supported mo in this con
much enthusiasm, and as he walked vention, and beforo leaving this
; down the aisle, escorted by. W. P. stand, desiro to say that I have no
1 i, - Robertson, of Jackson, ho was feeling of ill-will or resentment to
K7 greeted with shout after shout of a solitary candidate that has been
, 4 applause. Captain Taylor said : before the convention, or to any
lelegate here who has fought me
in an honorable and manly way."
A few counties that had not voted
were called, and the twenty-fourth
allot was announced: Buchanan,
7S9.3; Uaxter, 300; Patterson, 41S.
The result was received with
deafening cheers, and the twenty-
ifth ballot was called with the fol
owhig result: Buchanan, 801 1-5;
Baxter, 370 1-0; Patterson, 433 .
Buchanan only lacked 14 4-10 of
a majority, and his friends went
wild with excitement.
The twenty-sixth ballot was called.
In the confusion which followed
the withdrawal of Mr. Baxter's name
by General Jackson in favor of Mr.
Buchanan, and the withdrawal of
Mr. Patterson's name by Thomas
Jackson, of Shelby, who moved that
the nomination of Mr. Buchanan be
made unanimous, which motion was
unanimously adopted, the result of
the twenty-sixth ballot was never
Buchanan's acceptance.
After the nomination of Mr.
Buchanan Avas announced, General
Jackson, of Davidson, Thomas II.
Jackson, of Shelby, N. W. Baptist,
of Tipton, J. S. McMillin, of Clay,
and Frank Evans, of Piutherford,
were appointed a committee by the
chair to wait on Mr. Buchanan and
inform him of the action of the con
vention. A great demonstration
was made when Mr. Buchanan ap
peared, which continued for several
Mr. Buchanan said:1 "Mr. Chair
man, my countrymen ropresentin
the Democracy of Tennessee the
honor that you have conferred upon
me is one of the greatest could
be desired by a citizen of Tonnes
see, especially so, since it has been
over such distinguiscd gentlemen
as my worthy opponents. The an
cients prized Olympic crowns ; he
reditary sovereigns wear with pride
the royal diadem that graced the
brows of the forefathers, but no
honors ever conferred equalled
those conferred by the sovereign
people of these United States, when
they express their confidence in the
uprightness and integrity of public
servants, by confiding the greatest
of public interests to their hands.
ords are inadequate to express
the gratitude of my heart in return
ing thanks to you and the people
whom von renvesonr. tnr hnvnur
chosen mo to boar tho banner o
Democracy which has been so often
unfurled in victorious contesisby
many of the sons of Tennessee,
"Tho contest may be severe, bu
as long as the iower of speech may
endure I will be heard proclaiming
to tho people the great principles o
Democracy as enunciated by Jack
son, Tolk, and Johnson. Dcmoc
racy is the will of the peoplo ; the
will of the people is tho basis o
liberty. Democracy has its const!
tutional birth in America. It
spirit has crossed the waters, am'
to-day the thrones of tho hereditary
monarchs tremble at its touch. The
principles of tho Democratic party
are so fully consistent with the con
stitutional rights of the American
people that these principles can
never die unless tho nation itself
should ceaso to exist as a republic,
and the peoplo should willingly
submit to the conditions of servi
tude. Tell me not that the liberty
loving sons of Tennessee will ever
submit to lordly domination. Soon
er would tho sun mantle his face in
darkness. Freedom of speech, free
dom of thought, and freedom of ac
tion aro God-given rights that the
peoplo have determined to main
tain and perpetuate unimpaired.
"The Democratic party is op
posed to allowing the National or
State Governmentsbeing converted
into huge machines of legalized
robbery for the aggrandizement of
the few and the oppression of the
many, and for this reason the great
mass of Tennessee's brave, patri
otic sons will march to victory un
der the Democratic banner, on tlie
folds of which is inscribed in liv
ing letters : 'Equal and Exact Jus
tice to All; Special Privileges to
None,' demanding that such laws
shall bo enacted that will result in
the greatest good to the greatest
" Democracy this day in Tennes
see has reared aloft her time-lion
ored banner, and calls in no mi
meaning terms, through tho plat
form adopted, to the people to rally
to the support of the principles
that warmed tho hearts of our an
cestors and caused them to resist
unjust oppression.
" Will that invitation bo heeded?
The people arc thoroughly aroused
to tho situation, and the ides of
November will witness such an en-
husiastic outpouring of the yeo
manry of Tennessee, from th e moun -tains
of tho East even to the great
ither of waters of tho West, that
be banner of Democracy, this day
daced in my hands, will be crowned
with the grandest victory gained
in Tennessee for many years.
" I doubly appreciate this nomi
nation because it is the freely, out-
poken, unbought voice of the peo-
)le, whose voice is the voice of God,
Juijorsing fully the principles sot
forth in the platform adopted by
his convention, I accept tho nom
ination tendered me. Allow me,
in behalf of t he Democratic wealth-
rodueers of Tennessee, to thank
you again tor tne distinguished
lonor conferred upon me, as their
"By the help of Almighty God,
hereby pledge myself to be true
to the best interest of the people of
the old Volunteer State."
The Hon. John P. Buchanan was
born in Williamson County, Tonn.,
October 21, 1847. He was educa
ted in the schools of the county
lie is a farmer, and has spent his
life on the farm. Ho was only a
lad when the War broke out, but
when about sixteen years of age
ran away and joined the Confeder
ate army. His home and farm are
about 10 miles from Murf reesboro,
In 1SG9 he went to Butherford
County, where he has lived since,
He has always taken an active in
terest in politics, and has been a
delegate to all the Democratic con
ventions for fifteen or twenty years.
In 1887 ho was elected a member
of the House of Bepresentatives of
the General Assembly of the Stat
of Tennessee, and inl8S9was again
elected a member of thatjVxly. A
the organization of the State Farm
ers' Alliance in March, 1888, he
was elected president, and was re
elected at the first annual mectinj.
held in August of the same year
In July, 1889, when the Farmers'
Alliance and Agricultural Whoe
consolidated into tlie Farmers' am
Laborers' Union of Tennessee, he
was chosen president of the new or
ganization, which otuce he stil
holds. He has the backing of the
organization for the Governorship,
The convention adjourned nnti
8 o'clock in tho evening to nomi
nate a candidate for the Supreme
After the convention has ossein
bled in the evening, the ballotin
for Supreme Judge commence!
Judge B. J. Lea, of Haywood Coun
ty. receiving a majority of the votes
cast. The rest of the voles were
nearly o pi ally di v ided 1 t we -i i Mc
Dowell, Beard, Estes, and Sanford.
The following is the Demoeralie
platform upon which Hon. John
F. Buchanan, of Rutherford Coun
ty, was nominated by the State
convention at Nashville July 18,
which we re-publish tin;? week with
the request that every voter in the
county read it thoughtfully and
carefully. It is n sound, aggres
sive declaration of the principles
and policies of the Democratic
party, and merits the consideration
of the voters of this grand old
Whekeas, the Democratic party
has heretofore contributed so much
to tl ie extension and material growth
of the country, and has always fa
vored the interests of the laboring
and producing classes, therefore,
tho Democracy of Tennessee, in
convention assembled, reaffirm its
adherence to the fundamental prin
ciples of free government as enun
ciated by the fathers and practiced
by the party, for long years ap
proved by the people, and recently
declared by the national Demo
cratic platform of 1888, and pledges
itself to the adaiinistration of pub
lic aiiairs in strict accordance there
with. Yfre endorse the admin istra
tion of G rover Cleveland, as Presi
dent of tho United States, and the
present administration of Governor
R. L. Taylor in respect to our State
government. ,
We declare that the agricultural,
interests are the mainstay aud sup
port of our dual system of govern
ment, State and Federal, and we
arraign and condemn tho Republi
can party for its legislative discrim
ination against this class, which
ms greatly reduced the price of
arm lands and products; for its
corrupt grant of large subsidies to
special corporations; for its revo-
utionary methods to perpetuate its
power; for its reckless squandering
of public money for party purposes;
for its corrupting and debauching
of the American franchise; for its
efforts to foment sectional strife,
and thus disturb the business tran
quility of the country; for its efforts
to foster combinations, unlawful
rusts, and monopolies so oppressive
o tho great mass of the people; for
its attempt to pass a Federal elec
tion law, or .force bill, designed to
engender a conflict between the
races of the South, and to strengthen
entrenched monopoly; for its utter
disregard of the will of the people
in unseating duly and legally elec
ted Democratic Representatives;
and its shamelessness in denying
the right of Statehood to territo
ries fully qualified for admission
by the number of their citizens, be
cause they are Democratic, while
they admit into the Union other
territories, as States, with a much
smaller population for the reason
only that a majority of their voters
are Republicans; and in contrast
with all this and the weak, vacillat
ing, selfish, strife-producing, and
labor-dissatisfying administration
of Benjamin Harrison, we present
with pride the administration of
Grover Cleveland, marked, as it
was, by high moral courage, ex
emption from nepotism, jobbing,
and speculation.
We denounce the McKinley tar
iff bill recently passed by the Re
publicans of tho lower house of
Congress without full debate and
due consideration, in which taxes
are heavily laid on the necessaries
and but lightly on the luxuries uscl
t "ON-TIN U El) ON FOCUTI I l'ACi S. 1

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