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Bryan the Com Ini'. Man.
The democratic party «mint afford 1 "f JlsdUhom t •• •to-mal troth« which f.,rm th- ! n ■ in- attinii I The ! he its »aperst! re turc of justice mid ri[ t, must he enndid opt n ; :. l , The man who shall 1« |80U to loud the democratic •njor « Consistent record In Character for parity and upright-1 - ttpted by the e.rncihle ol pwience and approved by time a man is W. .1, Bryan. Tin- follow in SM» from Chlca I» February »peaks -, ell on this tmhject "On the mil fin y .1 Ternary of the i.allle of Democrat i-ally called ".larkson's Day I attended a haii'tuet held 1 y the W. .1 Bryan League of < hlcngo at the Tri mont hotel, this city The gm-t of the •ronitig wnsthe distinguished orator hundred »liver Democrat' wer at the tables and a hundred more stood along the walls, because they could not find chair«. It «peaks something for the love and veneration In which this man iaheld, the entliu Incm with which In la received and the min,hath excited when I say that the eating did not begin until 10 oi loci . tin qienliiii:. until 1Î. Mr. Br.vnnl the progra It all. Ile IV « I,, hi . feet Hl I :e■ 11 y III' toeil minutes past o'c) when the hour baud rested on tl, it kt o ! tatw] L j j st must ! «•lastI I it a ! c ' ex finch i to the leoj v> y, tbeantii w Orleans, and Htatfsiimn frenn X which he is (ho loot man on and they wniied throngb 4. For five hours and a quarter Bit-. men hail patiently stood, a Mug only the pleasure of hearing wonderful one«* ftKiiin the voice and tho mounding period« of the horoof ItttiO, for. whnt ever the aum-«. anna and McKln ley, Bryan was pro eminently Hie hero of that remarkable cinupaign. There was nothing specially signifi cant in Hie day. Thu 8th day of .Ianu ary has boon cciuln many recurring year- and will he cell brated, 1 hope, in many ye The value of tho banquet, il» "news feature," os the makers of newspaper;, would say, lay in the I'm l that it win given by the Democratic or; of tho soeond largest city in tl to the lender of the Demount tic hosts. Jt was tin- first formal launching of the "Bryan boom." Whether that boom i» if id for n good if of rs to OOU1C. mention imiitn to eventuate into a-'pii -iileulial nomi nation, which, unless all sign anuiwry, Will be equivalent to the pi mh'iiey it seif. Is question the answer to which rests With the future I believe Hint il will and 1 propose to tell v, by. Bryan is an old friend oi mine, Dm ing a residem-e of'lime years in Wash ington 1 met him hundreds of times. 1 have held many a midui.-.lit »ion with hlm. 1 have talked poetry, science, music lit-rature, url ami politics with hiui. I knew him then fur a brilliant orator, n sound Democrat of the ml vnnceu *hwi»t »«a . k,.u^.L i-o .y,-. But I wan! to i-uy now tlmt In- is a liig .gW man than I tin nglit him. Either lu ff ha* grown, or d e I ,.really tailed to ' measure ids depth I think it. possible that the «1res« of the intervening years lias broadened him. I do not like to confess that 1 was so singularly lacking in appreciation, if any one liml told me then Hint lie would by the next pv< - Idential nominee of the Democratic parly and that lie would personally make the most wonderful cam pain in . '■history of Hie country. I would have laughed. I did not think tlml il was in him. When he. was nominated kt Chicago I thought him too li' dit a man. Ido not think so now. that he is larger than he was tin a Failure develops men who are ne r, Bryan lias failed once, it is not in Ins kind of human being to full again. The people Who greeted him on the Mb of January were the Democracy of l ook county, which stands for the Democraei of Illinois, it was headed by Mayor t. Carter Harrison, who toasted the N j braskan as the next, president of tld» K country. At the speakers' table wen i Cauipau, of Detroit,, who represented I tho Democracy of Michigan, ami .Morse " Of Indianapolis, who represented the I Democracy of Indiana. Here were tlncc Ï great states and, so far as the menât Ha I feast were concerned, there was no mention or thou:'lit of any possiM" 1 an dldate save William Jennings Bryan I ballftvp that if every state in the S.'Otli and every other state in the West had S': been represented, the result would have been the same. 'i I wish I could describe to yon the i n thusiasni of that banquet it brought y to mind that other scene in the "id jjjLy Coliseum, when tho thousands went ■T mnd under the spell of the young b ad I er'» eloquence. Tim dress suited no » Kb. cheered each mention of Ids name, b They mounted upon chairs and I n n i. d ly waved napkins v, In n Farter Hart i-on |g dullvered his toast, Tliey hung upon each word which fell to m los lips. They kept their eyes glued upon him through alt the hours- They noted his every pose and gesture. When tlic ban quet ended they crowded about him and jp pressed his hand and would not let him go. He bore these honors modestly, a» he always does. It was plain, however, that Mr. Bryan himself believes that he will he the next nominee and that in- is » . ^ven now preparing for a struggle that f will be more gigantic, mid more sue cessfnl, tbun the last. He will be re nominated, 1 think, because be is the legitimate loader of a Democracy .that has thrown oft' the thralldom of the eaet. From 1808 until 180T, for twenty eight years, or seven presidential ins trams, every nominee of denioortie par ty had lieen taken from the east. Tho list is Seymour,. Greedy, Tilden, Han cock, Cleveland, Cleveland, Cleveland. ) When it found that it could no longer will I dictate and furniili tlio nominee, tliat the geographically inconsiderable slice of p the United States known as Yaukeelaml the played directly Into the hands of tile of republicans. It will be long before an high other democratic nominee i-i taken M m I (lie the «mise side or the Alleglianies L That fetich i--destroyed. Whale \ or the' is of mi by lie 1 "f the Sea Sained New I outcome, lise j.urty in rid of an ( Mil Mini. York, who ha« ! ! ridden it hard and tarned traitor when ■ . . : .lace in tile democracy It i« unfitted tor it. It is he w - rt or ,ve n<; ! I" 0 I 41 * 1 * of tl j j ructcd and enslaved by money. Any! ! it might perform for tliu d» moeraev d bo done with a traitor h intent devil it its di money it pr, cut constituted, it i« naturally ; tblicuii, because the republican par is the ]mrty of violence, bigotry, fraud and plunder. It is the party of *he chose«. It has no principle which an or j I gnnization fathered and led by Alezan der Hamilton, a West Idoian by birth and a king worshipper by nature. When it had Huuceeded in robbing the nouth of U« property in «lavas without paying a dollar thereof, beyond that which whs ! ,vpended In war, it «lionld have died fur it had not an inane, nothing to live for beyond a hope of office. Thi» ht to day the party of the east, and one of it» most »binning ornament» is Stephen Qfover Cleveland, the Count Fosco of America, for the reason that he i« the re i D stolen from fed v> n< )y fat vlllinn in the political history of thi* country and Fohco I» the only. tut viihan In literal lire. Bryan belongs to the now democracy. which is the old den :>c.*n und brought hack to the tenet« of the fathers. This is the de locntcy of the and the south: the democracy of 'tun I rights lor ;:ll und special prlvileg 1 'no, the democracy of the great. by Ui, it all by he of is is He He A OI A But plain comm on people, who have made this country what it 1« mid who will keep it, in spite of every trust ever cren tod, every monopoly ever fostered and every Cleveland ever Uttered Tills ia the democracy which oppotiflêfla centra i» llzntionof our government, which looks with disfavor upon a perpotunl office holding class, which intends to cut down a criminal pension list of $160, 000,000 a year, which will see that the man pays for Ids cont just what tlmt coat is worth; which views with loathing the vast codflsh aristocracy of wealth nurtur ed since the war, which holds it to he an indisputable troth that no man can lie worth $100,000,000 without having stolen $09,500,000 of it: which believes Hint Hie supreme court is as much a servant of the people as is n justice of the ponce; which regard* with alarm and aversion tile growing power and encroaching disposition of tho federal courts and wbicii will break that power, if it takes a saber, down driven through flesh and hone to do it When democ racy again enters into power, whether Bryn « or some other man is it« standard awl hearer, it will be because the west and south hnve grown. deraUce of power will have been trails furred to Hu* sortions whom it belongs. When that happens, it will he a cen tury liefere the east again grasps the ! - •—1 u ii, „vuv dotiA. The chance* are that it novel will. The east is stirring. It is restive under As a first towards regaining control of the democ racy, again to sell it to tho bawds and panders and the money changent who sit in tho temple, it lias make war upon Bryan as the represen tative of the democracy of the great producing parts of this country. It is the belief that, with Bryan beaten out of the way, the democracy of the west and south will be divided and, b.dng divided, will fail a prey to its solid foe. Tliis movement is undoubtedly tin re suit of secret conferences between D. poor 1 a I They will endeavor to defeat him. They will faiL They will not withdraw from the convention They have not the manhood for that, They will accept the nomination, and join in thespeerhes of eudonseuient, and go home and move high heaven and low hell to encompass (lie rnin of the party. That is the eastern way, It is "Mark's wav," which was u blow from behind The prepou its loss of political fortune. resolved li H. Hill and Honrlcc Coekran mid Rich ard Crokor and men of that ilk wlio never produced a dollar's worth of any thing In their lives and have lived alto gether by politic«. The instrument chosen to iimiignmtatc the attack upon Bryan and the tilings Bryan represents is W. It. Herat, who was a western man until he went to New York and lie came inoculated with the virus of Wall street. Henrst supported Bryan in tho last campaign, but since Hum the OVi dem-esnre- tlmt lie 1ms been "converted. " Tile daily press of tho country re cently contained télégraphié dispatches bearing excerpts from an editorial in tin- Journal, whieli was signed by Ar tlinv MeEwnn, Us chief editorial writer. It called for tho demolition of Bryan and the selection of another lender. McEwan, of course, ia of importance only a« tlic hired man and mouthpiece of the eastern gang, McEwan is the liest remembered upon the Pacifie coast, where he lived and worked for many years, as a journalist who, when drunk would stuff ids trousers into his boots put on a pair of spurs, stagger into the editorial room of the Examiner and lie down on the floor and moan. He is. all tilings considered, an admirable selection, a most fitting person to ap pend Ids inconsiderable name to an ed itorial calling upon of the greatest and most sincere men this country has pro duced iu half a century to step down mid out. There is an element of opera bouffe about it that would be intensely amusing it there were nothing more serious behind it. From now until the Democratic National Convention of tt'OO the eastern effort to displace Brvan with mi eastern man will be continuons. It rests with the west and south to stand by him. 1 am no Bryan worshiper, lie is not a hero to me. Nobody is a hero to one who lias worked in Wasli Ington. But lie is a good man. a strong man, a democrat, one for whom any democrat can vote with a clear con science. He is our lender He should remain our lender. We can elect him, though it is certain that the eastern highbinders will not vote for him. They will come into the convention. He But Ah, ! iü I a. it it if i! J. it ' THE U » it j ALMIGHTY DOLLAR it it it i* ; j ,i j it RULES TME WORLD. tj „ 4 « i,( i! i! Especially tlic«e til rt rt J i • our Hu. 1 of ■ t it JEWELRY ft t! it r <' ! Tim your fluihir will ft r •ulo. We arc priuMJ.ml it it ;iMfl Knur» •lrr> ,i nirk. »! t: ft C. I. STEIN'S J IT ft ft ft Jewelry Store. it it it ft ft ft ' r ft it An l.leCtlve Judiciary. The Biloxi Review print, it forcible editorial in opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment to make the judges of the state elective. The Review takes the ground that the present de mand for u change in the method of se lecting the judiciary grow out of the appointments of the present adininis trat loti, nearly nil of which, it avers, were made to reward fideiuls of politi cal services, or to advance family or personal interests, and some of which are distinctly bad in their personnel. While wo admit the soundness of the Reviews reasoning, we are not fully prepared to admit the correctness of all it« premises. We do not quite see how the election of judges can tend to bring tlm judiciary more into politics than i« the case at present. Say that we have two or more candidates for governor; It is,not nt nil probable that they will make tlm race for the office without va rious more or less direct promises of judicial preferment in exchange for support in the election. The question get, back to polities in either ease, and the chief difference is, that where the judge» arc to be appointed the political "pull" is in the hands of the candidate for governor andean be corruptly used by him to further his own inter est.-!, whereas, if the judges are elective, Ui, sovereign people hnve a chance to discover and defeat any deals or combi .n»M..u* ih.it iw,t v.ut.-v.-.i no*,, tu Ä '£ S.Ä S elect the governor who appoints the judges under the present system. If they can be trusted with the such power it appears to us that they might as safely be trusted with the power of se- Ta lection throughout. There is an old adage which warns us against "putting all mu-eggs iu one basket." It scon.» that in the selection of officers this rule SÄJE-SftÄÄ vote it ia next to impossible that all of », them should ho unfit for judicial lion ora. But where the judges are selected by the governor, should a mistake in the selection of that official he made (and such a mistake is pussible), the character of ids appointees might not he such as to recommend the appointive system. Take it all in all, we are led to ap prove tiro governor's recommendation, and to wonder—in view of the stand lie took in favor of an elective judiciary in the constitutional convention and in his canvass for the gubernatorial nom imition that he did not recommend to the legislature of 1800 the advisability of -submitting such constitutional amendment to a vote of the people at the first, election thereafter, instead of waiting until this, his last message, to recommend its adoption. If the change is desirable now, and was desirable at Hie time of the constitutional conven tion and during the canvass of 1895, It is difficult to understand why it was less desirable at the beginning of the present administration when so many judicial appointments were to he made. —The Cartliaginian. A ISntlado of Yo Legislator. He picketh his teeth with a gray goose quill Plucked by Ills grandsirc years ago, And handed down in the old man's will To each generation here below. He picketh liis teeth sedate and slow And poiulcreth cures for every ill, It'«nil unknown that he don't know, And tin- poor old oomuionwealth pays the bill. And loud as the voice of a shingle mill In lobby and hail doth overflow A torrent of eloquence tit to kill, OI tortured winds when the tempests blow Aren't in with him for a moment- no! But every few seconds, will omill, Forgetting, lie leans on an absent hoe, And the poor old commonwealth pays the bill. 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