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n a 14 71 LP rl Vol.. XIII. No. 'Ji. CAMDIIN. TIl.NN., Fill DAY, OCTORKK VA), VW. Wnoi.H No. :i:sr. 1 I s 1 J 1 f I I Y t i A1,"'Y I otudiid (lie tiiltv wim Jirou.l (,f Ihh fens,., t,, . j.rtnul of liU party. Tn h-(i)!.' iit)jniufil' l Robert L. Taylor, hu the people will left him governor. ' Is Tenness for wilt? JsTeii- ii'ssi ('K manhood rcu lv to 1 ht oar- Ic ml off in the market? (li'T into line for Robert L. Tay lor ami you will find harmony and . conll.h u.-e nil around you. dl'.Tir.to 1 i in for William Bryan anil the American Mm of how our fmJMiccs .shall he regulated. I i , Till; 1 1 anna scheme now p; to buy up the judges of election, hut they . can't do it, don't you know. "How niuchdid it cost llauim to defeat anion in Tennessee?" Is a very pertinent question just now. PoruMbTH who "no to McKiniey" are likely to 1 avo something more substantial than political reasons for such stultf.icai.ion. The RepubHcns have at last found out what their hand organs are bent fitted for ar.d have tvt them to work passing the hat for nickles. EJECTION day is to near you can almost feci tho force of the contest. Tho jubilee is at hand, for Bryan will bo elected, and good times arc coming. Tni: argument for free coinage has become so absolutely unanswer able that arguments for the gold standard have been made literally untalkable. Democracy teaches equal rights to all, special favors to none, and no vvronr3 to any. In freedom of action and debate truth will prove;1 and hherty live. IIaxna ha3 the mouey, and that is a mighty good friend, but Bryan is protected by the Australian bal lot, which will bo more powerful next Tuesday than all tho money. If the Republicans are no more . certain of going to heaven that they have of carrying Illinois by any majority whatever, they should in vest in asbestos overcoats at once. "TnE money question," says Mr. McKiniey, "is a simple question." , And that is true. Even an unedu- cated voter can understand -that a 200-cont dollar is not an . honest dollar. ' As the campaign advances Amer ican patriotism is asserting itself. The situation is improving hourly, . and is assuming the proportion of a stampede from Ilanna, gold and . coercion. The Bryan railroad men know better than to decline to march in . a McKiuley parade. Their only . protection in next Tuesday's elec- tion in the North and East is the , Australian (secret) ballot. The usual campaign , lies emina tincr from Repulicun headquarters . are having no effect this year. It is most profitable to bo honest in . politics as in everything else, as : they n ust learn sooner or later. WnY should any silver Republi - can or Populist sit on the fence and , swear at the Democratic party when he can net into line and march with . the non partisan army of men who. will vote for Bryan and prosperity? The Republican torn tons in this campaign may divert the attention of the people from the financial is. sue while. on tie rostrum, but as , soon as thev r.o home and begin to . talk over work and wages they are , confronted by it again. TnE Current-Voice attempts to . mislead Populists and injure Sir. . Bryan by saying that a vote for Bryan and Watson would court in Tennessee. It is not necessary-to .' further explain this matter to Pop ulists in this county. Prof. Mims , and Joseph E. Jones explained this fully, and silver men have more : confidence in Minis and Jones than . they have in the Republican editor .of the Current-Voice. Ti;i: Australian (wen t) ballot law in in form in various forms in 11 of 1,") States of the union. Thin U tho greatest modrrn and only safe lmlwaik a ;aiiiht fraud, intimidation and coercion at the baliot-box. In the face of this f.u-t, however, then; are no-culled reformer (?) in this Statu demanding the repeal of the election law in this State - the name law that Buchanan approved when he was governor of Tennes.-ce. Wo 0 has been passed flown the line that without Tennessee and Kentucky McKiniey can not win. and if Tennes.,e( ran be debauched tli" Ilanna ci wd and Us minions are moviiv.r had"4 to do it. If the voter. can't W bought the attempt will be madu to eomiot the iud'es of ection. It is not a ou' stion of gold and silver now. It is a qtn. 4 lion ot manhood and honor, or ve nality, corrupt ion .and dishonor. W Lieh side are you on? It is astonishing that while fu sion has been satisfactorily effected in nearly every Stat." in tho South and "Went with a view of electing Mr. Bryan, the Populist managers and manipulators at Nashville have reckhy -y defeated all overtures at fusion in the old olun'u er State, There are thousands of honest Pop- uluts who will go to tho polls and voto for Bryan and Sewall, and many will vote the straight Demo cratic ticket from end to end. Tho judgment day has como for Buch anan, McDow ell, et als, and we can seo no escape from the public doom that awaits them The Republicans will not waste auy ammunition in defense of Mc Kinley in Tennessee, becauso it is plain that Bryan will sweep the State. Therefore, every trade made that will gam a Democratic or Populist vote for tho Republican State nominees is clear profit to the party. This is Iho reason that such sweet notes are being piped into ropuhsts ears by the deceitful lead ers of that party in Tennessee, who have leagued with the Republicans for money or patronage to turn the Stato over to that crowd. Tho close observer will no doubt seo the same scheme working in this county as it is in Last leunessee, where tho Republicans ere ohering to vote for Bryan if tho Democrats will vote for Iillman. Ihe fight is plainly against Bob Taylor and for a Re publican general assembly. Since a number of the Populis leaders are engaged in circulating Mark Hanna's literature, it. is not hard to arrive at the cause which prevented fusion of the silver vot ters of lennesseo. Instead of fu eiou with the Democrats on electors (which was demanded from all over the State) Populist leaders enterec into a fusion agreement with the Republicans. What the consider ation is that is another matter en tirely. The question now with the Populist is, will you vote to elect your leader, William J. Bryan, or will you cast that vote so as to count a half vote tor Mclvmley. It is no a question of Watson or Sewall, bu a question of principle. Will you sacrifice that principle and your leader for a few shrewd politicians who have no patriotism but wil resort to any deception to deliver you to the Republicans? The resignation of Hon. J. II Burnam, Populist elector for the State at large, a man of character and ability, is a severe blow to the leaders of that party in leunessee, In an open letter last Saturday he exposes the. treachery ot McDowel and Buchanan in their efforts io delivery their party bag and ba gage into the hands of Tillman Evans, Ilanna, et als. Hon. James T. Miller, Hon. A. C. Dale and Hon J. M. Meek, Populist electors, re signed some time ago and are ac tively supporting Bryan andSewal and now the resignation of Hon. J 11. Burnam fall, like a bomb in tho ranks of those political traitors, who have abandoned principles for the loaves and fishes. Manypromiueu Populists throughout the State aro in open revolt r.gainst McDowell deal with the Republicans, and the sincere free silver masses of 'tna party will rebuke the treachery .on election, day. ATTLNTION, DEMOCRATS. Sffiirn Voting Tlmt lour Tltkft l O i.lirl of tlm Knllon lug. There will doubtless be an effort ial" to fore bogus tickets on tin- uspccting advocates ot the tree oiine'e of silver in th in election 'iiehihiy, Noveridx-r !!. Therefore, ee to it that your ticket is a dupli at" of tho following, and that it is irinted on plain white paper, pre cisely ;ix7 inches in si.e: Ini (ora of I'ri nlilrnl mid lr rrrildtfii'. c. marciibanks. a. 1?. woodard. j. ii. burrow, h. u. hannah, t. l. arnwine r. McMillan. J. J. BEAN. J. W. RICE. E, E. 3'SLICK. . J. B. GILBERT. JOS. E. JONES. N. W. BAPTIST. (iuvt rnor. ROBT. L. TAYLOR. Itrprt'Konttttl va In CmigreM. T. W. SIMS. Senator. J. A. CLEMENT. KcpreKentiUl v In (ionoiul Afitirmbly. O. L. CUMMINGS. . The above is tho regular Demo. cratic ticket, with the candidates for electors for Bryan and Sewall AN AM'i:.lL TO rol't' LISTS. They are Treed to Vole no ait to Count for liryan, Their Leader. Ex-Secretary J. M. Lindsl?y, of the People's party of T nmssee, is too manly and patriotic to be in fluenced by Viceroy Ilanna, or his niimons in the "party of high mor al ideas," as tho following appeal to 1 opulists clearly Bhows: To tlio Populists of Tennessee, GreetiiiK: This is a critical perio.l in the history of our parly. Will ou vote to elect our leader, ilham Jennings I5ryin, or will you cast that vote ho as to count a half voto for idckinley, who represents every thing that is directly antagonistic to our principles? This is not a question of Watson or Sewall, but a question of principle, as represented by our stardard-bearer, Wil liam J, rryan. llemeniber, he accepted our nomination. Will you sacrifice our leader for a few practical politician, who helievo in business principles and not patriotism, who trade with Republicans after being denounced in national con vention, and asking the women of our country to save them from Populist mis management and misrule? Will you vote so as to turn our State over to the lle puplicans? I think not! Mr. Lindsley devotes over a col umn to show that his idea has been fully endorsed in other States as well as Tennessee, which has the approval and hearty co-operation of James B. Weaver, Senator But ler, Ex-Governor Lewelling, Kan sas; Governor Waite, of Colorado; Senator Butler, of North Carolina; George E. Washburn, of Massa chusetts, and a long list of promi nent Populists who are fighting for aud want the voto of every Popu list to count for William J. Bryan. Mr. Lindsley concludes' his letter as follows: Remember that John V. Buchanan for the last four years never raised his voice in behalf ot our party. In the last cam paign he neither contributed time nor funds to your Stato committer) to assist A. L". Mims in his light for governor. lie claimed to be a Jeflersonian Democrat and only announced himself as a-Populist six months ajro, after a. mathematical calcu lation that tho Democratic party would adopt at Chicago a single (:oh standard. In thntcalculation he was mistaken. And so will he be on the .3d of November if he thinks he can turn Tennessee over to the Republicans through a vote for Bryan and Watson electors, which means a half vote for Mclvinley. Remember, Populists, two years ago your committee had only about $150 to run your campaign. This year is is dillereut. Ask yourself how much of this fun;l you have contributed. Remember, two years ago your organ, the Current-Voice, was bitterly fighting McDowell and fusion. How do they Bland to-day? They aiso published a list of contributors of funds as a role of honor Why don't they do it tb-day ? Is it because it comes from t hat poliuted source known as llanua boodle? . Remember, Populists, how you have .;.'ht t , j.',-! ( n.wlc! iht. i M the j.rin ;i. s n r. ,r -j.t-.ll.y Mr. I'.rynn. Will a thr nv hw uy ll.U, ilm .),y ( i.i.orttui- II , to elect your l'n-M.leiit '.' 1 i-.ill eiir uMcrili ui t.i m ni-Huii taken hv Jaii.i's T. Miller, el.cti.r f. .r t fit S'm!- lar-e; A A'. I a!e, e! clur for fit- h nth cm : -1 : I I.:ri. t ; .1. M. M,M k, ,,f i- "- i i I ill Va t ; J.-hii Jcliiciit'-i', (:; Mate ciiiiiiiiitli'eni.in ; t, I'. Tullrv, cliii.r e! tin. A.lvocilc ; 1,. K, T.ivl'.r. i-x m- ry ; .Iii't'K A. Jl. ( iariett. enr tMnnin ' ill IS'1! f I t!u- h'lpn nn ben "i ; .ii. Jn V nrtliMII, K'lil enUlcv. Sl.ile im inl.i rs f '.he M li;ite; T. (i. 'itheit'jiii,,ii, lair c:ti ilelMle l. r r. ereseiitative n Maurv 1'eui.ty; V. V. Wiirliul.l, ef Cl.ukHVille'; 1'. C V. i';.melie!!, if Kiiimvi!!i',i s-iiieiii- l"'fe( t'( 'Uli'.'e I . iiiteiMCi' niiil n liillul'er other active Jnli. ts. They are all utily Miju,rt,ii.: Ho. in iiml J-ev:i!l. l'o.'lll! I una t brlli vti tli;il V "1 . ill tli'H hour ui ear roiintry'B peril, v ill u.i f it f .r;:e! v 1 1 1 i i iln'.v a to Vute '.vhere i' will count ti half n veto for McKiuley. I beseech veil to follow Hlfli lei :i il- Jume 1'.. Wiaver, Senator Pefler, Jerry Simp son, Si'imti.r l.utler ami oiber.4 -a bu are t'uhtin;' f..r tlie ( lection of hryaii ainl lite ill tea of .Mclviiilev, Ilaiuri ami boo'lle. 1 call yeiir Httention to Governor hdlb's repeal to the I'op.i. of Alabama, ax tlm kjiii; loriilitioiiH. confrent ua in Ten tuKset', !. your duty, ami vote lor liryan an-1 Sewall electors. Yoiiri for si.'um'ks, J. M. I.iNUfii.i:v, Kx-Sei retary of lVop! i'b Tarty tf Ten- IICSSCO. T. All lienor to I'lcctor Uiivcain for his manly Ft uul ii. lcHvi:i th en. w.l Hint are trying to defeat I'.ryau in Teimi'ssi-e. J. M. L. WILL VITK KOK 11UV.VN. A l eellng r'tidomed by TliotinaiuM of Ita publicauM lu the North Rod WeM. Secretary D. L. Bisel. of Tonti, III., has resigned from tho repub lican club, and writes to the St. Iiouis Republic as follows: T am informed that your paper has pub lished a number of letters of Republicans who have become dissatisfied with the policies and platform of that party. I have always been a Repc.hhv.i.-' Isi:ih I could continue to be. At tiie opening of the campaign three inontlifi go I took an active part in organh.int! e'i'onti Mc Kiuley and llobart Club anx. was elected seci'et ny of said club. I beg .n later to read for myself. What I read from p Republican standpoint did irt exactly suit me. I was not satisfied wiilw the Republican argument on the money question. At first I was most too prejudiced to look at the other side of the question, hut being dissatisfied with my own side I cautiously began to see wheth er or not I was right. 1 then began an investigation of the money question, lay ing aside all party feeling. . After giving it a most thorough investigation I began to think that I was wrong, and the more I studied the question the less I could see in the gold r'.i.r.dard policy .for the good of the common people. I listened to speeches made hy promi nent men from each of the two great po litical parties, aud still I was not satisfied until Governor Yilham J. Stone, of Mis souri, spoke at Salem on the lGt h inst. heard his remarks. 1. thought ho was fair and honest m what he said. I be came convinced then and there that free coinage of silver was riht and for the good of thegreat masses of the people, and 1 made ep my mind that I was not willing to wait until the consent of other nations was secured, because that could n ver be accomplished. Therefore, I con cluded to declare myself, for Bryan and free, silver. Since I have made this declaration I feel better and am satisfied. I know Mr Bryan personally. I know him to bt an upright man in every way. When elect ed ho will carry out the platform upon which he is running, lie will be the peo ple's lriend ; he know s their wants and has the courage to advocate them wher ever he goes. I shall resign the assistant secretary ship of the Tonti McKiniey Club, and on the third day of ISovember next x shall vote for William Jennings Bryan for President of the United States, and will then feel that I have performed a noble duty. Respectfully, D. L. Bisci DE.MOtltATIC COMMITTEE. The Democratic county executive committee is hereby called to mee in Camden on the first Monday in November, 189G. The members of the committee are urgently request ed to meet mo at the court-house n 12 o'clock, to cousider importan business pertaining to the election J. M. IIOLLADAY, L. Wyly, Chairman, Secretary. The executive board of Benton County Central Free Silver League and the president and secretary o each district league are hereby no titled to meet at Camden the firs Monday in November. 18. You are urgently requested to bo pres ent nt said meeting, as matters o: great iiuportanco pertaining to the election will bo discussed. D. G. Hudson, L. Wyly, , Chairman, Secretary. ' DOTTOM 15 FALLING. i'n'itillnM t ll eel It y llul'l.l.i ti 7'..in U kiid I l. I lr;Kii, " the bottom h droppiug oat of the Mel)mvc!MIeiii!ortt,n innchuio in Tc n nesf.ee, hays a .Nashville p cial la.it .Saturday, "and it is drop ping' ho fa.st that the Republican leaders here are r.stounded. "The latcht botnb Wuh exploded to-night, when Col. J. II. Buriuini, of rayeltevill ', one of the Populist, electors for the State et large, gave out u long letter resigning his pi.", :' on the ticket, whi. h he had written to Chairman Beehanun. "The letter is about the hottest campaign paper hsiud this year, and iairly nets Buchanan and Mc Dowell on lire. It exposes their notorious trade with the Republi cans, and nays in ctb et that JIanna, thiough Mat. E. B. Stahlnian, has broken tip fusion in Tennessee. Colonel Burnam iK-guis by cit ing the understanding at St. Loina that fusion was the pnly feasible una of expressing a choice between Sewall and Watson without imjier iling Bryau's chanced. Ho Fays in September he was urged by Sena tor Butler to delay fusion, in order to aid in general fusion and force Sewall's withdrawal, if possible. Io had opposed fusion unless I ay- or would meet Minis, in order that Minis might have the advantage, of Taylor's crowds, but being jouvinc- 1 that the Democrats did. not m nd to fuse that way, was alarmed at tho prospect of losing the State to Bryan. September 21 Senator Butler" wrote to him urging the acceptance of the four electors offered by tho Democrats. Mr. Burnam, says, he urged Buchanan to reopen negoti ations without effect , lie favored fusion in his speeches, and while ut Brownsville he received a letter rom Buchanan remonstrating with him, and replied that if his action was not approved ho was ready to quit "When the State committee met ast Saturday night he says he and lorace Merritt, T. C. Cain, W, B. McClanahan and Sid Bond agreed that if there was no fusion all the blame should rest upon the Demo crats, llotiays they aw that Buch anan was determined to defeat fu sion and was arbitrary, dictatorial and had frequent talks with Stahl maii, 'the enemy of the party and malignant foe of the country.' Alter the Democrats refused to fuse on Buchanan's proposition, it was then suggested and agreed that the Populites withdraw their elec toral ticket and remove the only obstacle in the way of defeating McKiniey in tho State. 'Ihe fusion committee reported the ticket withdrawn and some of the State committee went home. "The next day McDowell urged that the action of the committeo be rescinded, as it might injure his chances in the Ninth district, but his appeal was refused. He had lust learned, he says, that the action has been rescinded on the claim of Buchanan that Iho committeo has no power to with draw the electoral ticket. Finding himself out of line with tho com mittee, Colonel Burnam tenders his resignation, and urges co-work ers to help elect Bryan, not for his sake, but for principle." Colonel Buknam has been, on tho inside and knows the facts as to what has been going on in the Re publican and Populist circles in the State, and his letter to Buchanan in which he resigned as elector is a scorcher. The particulars of the letter are published elsewhere. Evans and the Ilanna crowd have imported a lot of hired carpet-bag speakers into the Stale who pro pose to tell Teunesseeaus their duty in regard to voting! If the State Populist committee had power to effect fusion, why did it not have power to withdraw the electoral ticket, as at first agreed? If not, why not? EVEitY Populist bhould read the letter of J. M. Liudsley in another column. It is the sentiment of all Populists in Tennessee who favor the free coinage of silver.