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THE PEOPLES PARTY PAPER.
ONE DOLLAR "'L Oi
VOL. VII. NUMBER 46.
SHALL THE POPULIST CARRY GEORGIA.
We Put that Question to YOU not the Other Fellow, but YOU-Fair and Square. All Great Reforms are Successful only by
Individuals Working in Concert to the Same End.
All political success comes the same way except when delayed by fusion schemes which must first be stamped ous. The State Campaign of Georgia is just 9 weeks off. Weeks roll by quickly
and before you realize it the fight will be on —then it is too late to build and prepare for the enemy's attacks,
—^-Educate! Eclncsuto! Educate ! "
There are <0 000 Populists of Georgia who are not reading Your Paper—lots of them in your community. How can they convert intelligent voters unless they read, keep up to date with the
party ? We must build to-day, not to-morrow. Delays are dangerous. NOW is the time to lay good foundations. The harvest is-ripe, the people are suffering and are already with us in spirit, bring
them into the fold before they are led off by false prophets and scheming demagogues. Put into EVERY house a reform paper. It works for the cause night and day and hammers into the head ot
the blind partisan the great truths which you already accept. Open his eyes with sledge hammer arguments. When you leave him, the paper is still at work, convincing and converting.
25 CENTS TO JANUARY i, 1899.
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copy every issue for the term for 25 cents ; 4 copies, One Dollar; 10 copies, $2.50: 20 copies, $5, all to different addresses. Every day you wait you lose AOl R Opportunity. Special —We want to
put out 10,000 copies AT ONCE for the campaign. Send us one dollar and we will send you a package of 10 copies of the P. P. P. every week until. the state election. E\ER » earnest populist who
means business will in some way raise that dollar so he can scatter 10 copies every week to advantage. Send it today. See every Pop you can and lalk to him, show him t Lit suecesb ,s assured the
party in Georgia if we can but reach every Populist in the State every week and encourage each to action. A quarter is a small amount, and before January he will be able to renew for a year and can
send an extra copy to a neighbor. If EVERY reader, if YOU will see to it that every one of “the boys” knows of this offer, the ball will start to rolling. A quarter from each subscriber for another
fellow who is not able to pay for the paper, or for the fellow, who is NOT YET ready to join us will put the People’s Party Paper into 50,000 homes. Send today. Delays and indifference always lose
Campaign Department, PEOPLE S PARTY PAPER.
THE 1 ROOPS
Disappointed Over Not Being
PE.ACTIC ' DRILLS BEGUN
Volunteers at Chickamauga Continue
Their Hou tine Work as Though
Expecting Orders to Move and Take
Part In Actual Warfare.
Chickamauga, Ga., Aug. 10.—The
disappointment among the seven regi
ments here which were to have gone
with General Wade to Porto Rico is
keen and the complaints are numerous,
of the officers and men have now
abandoned all hope of seeing active ser
vice and the air of expectancy which
has prevailed in all the camps at the
park is now missing.
Notwithstanding the prospects of
peace and lack of service work is going
on as usual in all regiments. The men
are worked as hard and the training is
as thorough as it was at first and every
thing is conducted as though the men
were to go into vigorous warfare in the
Practice marches will probably begin
next week. The men will be inarched
out by brigades, each brigade remain
ing out several weeks. These marches
are exdected to prove highly beneficial
as well as a great diversion to the men.
The paymasters are prosecuting their
work vigorously today. On account of
the general review only a few regiments
c-uld be paid yesterday ayd the lost
time is being made up today.
Brigadier General McKee is still in
charge of the Second division, First
army corps. He is the senior brigadier
commander in that division, but it is
said that a brigadier general will be
transferred from another division tc
take command of this organization.
There are several brigadier generals at
the camp who outrank General McKee.
General Breckinridge has appointed
as a commission to report on the gen
eral health of Camp Thomas Generals
Sanger. Roe and Mattocks and Captain
■ I't-abody of the Eighth Massachusetts.
NEW CAMPS FOR TROOPS.
Volunteers May Soon Go to North
Carolina and Kentucky.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The war de*
partment has decided to establish an
army camp in the blue grass region of
Ke; itucky and an order to this effect
will soon b-a issued. It is probable
troops now at Chickamauga will be
marched to the new camp, rhe exact lo
cation of which cannot now be stated.
The war department has under con
sideration the establishment of army
camps at Lexington, Ky., Knoxville,
Team, and Tryon, N. C. Army officers
have been detailed and are now ex
amining into the suitability of each of
these places and if their' reports are
satisfactory the cartips will be estab
lished and orders issued directing vari
ous commands now at Chickamauga to
move to the new camps.
Spuulsli Fours Advancing.
London, Aug. 10.—Spanish 4s opened
at 43t», an advance of-? 8. Paris
Spanish 4s opened at 42.80. Yester
day’s closing price was 48.10.
AttaT'iity Thousand Majority.
Ala., Aug. 10.—The
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HON. B. M. ZETTLER.
Berrien McPherson Zattler is a native Georgian—a descendant of the Salz
burgers of Ebsnezer, Eflingham county. His father, Nathaniel Zettler, was
for many years the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran congre
gation at Ebenezer.
He received his elementary education at the county academy at Springfield
—one of the old time county site academies supported in part by the State. In
1859 he entered Lutheran college aS Newberry, South Carolina.
On the secession of Georgia in January 1861, in company with all the other
Georgia students he left for home determined to take part in the war that
seemed inevitable. Immediately on reaching home he was made a lieutenant
in the state militia, but when news came that Bartow’s company—the Ogle
thorpe Light Infautry of Savannah had been accepted for service by President
Davis and would leave at once for the seat of war in Virginia, he hastened to
Savannah and secured admission to the company.
He participated in valley campaign of Joe Johnston, was in the battle of
First Manassas, at Yorktown, the Seven Days battle around Richmond, at
Thorough Fare Gap and Second Manassas. At the last named battle he receiv
ed a severe wound, which in a measure disabled him for life.
On recovering, being unable to enter active service in the field, he was ap
pointed government agent for the collection of the farmers, “tithe tax” at
Guyton, on the Central Railroad.
When Sherman’s army on its march to the sea reached that point, he went
out to his father’s farm, six miles distant, took his best horse and and tendered
himself as guide to Gen. Lewis, who commanded a Kentucky cavalry brigade
in Sherman's front. On learning that Savannah was to be evacuated, he got
permission of Gen. Lswis to cross the Savannah River into Carolina and passing
up reerossed to the Georgia side and joined Gen. Wheeler, who was in Sher
man’s rear and j ust then at Springfield.
After the fall of Savannah and the withdrawal of Gen. Wheeler to Carolina
he was instructed to report to Gen. Iverson, who was left with a small force on
the Georgia side, with whom he remained until the news came of Lee’s surren
der, when he returned home. He assisted his father and the one negro man
who remained on the farm in making a crop.
In the fall he opened the Guyton Academy which he taught till the follow
ing spring, when he went to Savannah andsecured work in the Central Railroad.
On the organization of the Savannah Public School system in the summer
of 1866 he was elected Principal of one of the schools and remained there till
1873, when he was called to the Superintendency of the Bibb county public
schools which he organized and managed for twenty two years. In 1894 he
concluded to retire from school work and the following winter removed to
Atlanta. While in the school work be was a zealous member of the Georgia
Teachers Association and was a regular attendant upon its annual sessions.
For two years he published in connection with his school work in Bibb a small
weekly “The School Times,” which was distributed tree and through which
he familiarized the people with all important matter connected with the man
agement of the schools.
In 1884 he started the Georgia Educational Journal, which he published for
four yearn. He served as lecturer in the Peabody Institutes under Dr. Orr and
Commissioner Hook and the County Institutes under Commissioner Bradwell
RIGHTS TO ALL; SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONET
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: FRIDAY AUGUST 12. 1898,
and was always very popular with the teachers, especially the younger element
in the profession.
He was a strong supporter of Gov. Northern in his first election and was an
unsuccessful applicant for appointment by him to the office of State School
Commissioner, his application being endorsed by every city school superintend
ent and by a large number of the leading teachers of private schools in all
parts of the state. The school system of Bibb county which has a national
reputation—one of its single room country school houses planned by the Super
intendent having been recommended by the committee of the National Educa
tional Association as a model for the U. S.— is a monument of which he has
reason to be justly rroud.
Tn politics he was a “nominee Democrat” and tee straight ticket, but
the Dernocri’.t’e rational *aihx *o eight yeaiS ago, disgusted liim and he has never
claimed to be a Democrat or paid any attention to its nominated ticket
It was while he was superintendent cf the Bibb county schools that he first
became acquainted with Mr. Watson, who going out from the Sophomore class
of Mercer University a seventeen year old lad, taught his first school in a re
mote rural district in that county and he has followed his career with increas
ing pride and admiration.
In religion, he is a Baptist, having joined the Baptist church in Guyton in
1863 while on furlough on account of his wound.
He was made a deacon in the Savannah church under Dr. Sylvanus Lan
drum and is now serving in that capacity in the First Baptist church cf
HOGAN GAINING RAPIDLY.
Every Meeting Wins New Converts to
the People’s Cause.
Hon. J. R Hogan passed through
Atlanta last Friday en route to his
Greensboro and Madison appointments.
Since his first speech in the campaign
Mr. Hogan’s candidacy has been grow
ing stronger and stronger and the three
weeks start which our speakers have
bad cannot be set aside now by the
enemy’s stump orators.
The people who have attended Mr
Hogan’s meetings have had time to sit
down and study over the views pre
sented by the People’s Party standard
bearer and the result is that letters
from all parts of Georgia are pouring
into campaign headquarters showing
that the “independent” element in
Democracy does not propose to be
crushed out as Col. Caddler intends it
Mr. Hogan’s health since he took the
stump in July has steadily improved
and his vigorous though conservative
campaign has enabled him already to
some thirty or forty counties in which
he has been entertained frequently by
prominent Democrats as well as Popu
All ot his meetings have been attend
ed by thinking Democrats and the re
ception that he has met with at every
point has been indeed flattering.
As a representative in the legislature
Mr. Hogan earned the lasting respect
of his opponents and wherever he goes
they are, one and all showing their
sincerity by helping to make his meet
ings a success.
The other Populist speakers on the
stump all report largo meetings well
attended. The month of July has been
well used since over 75 counties have
been reached with introductory
speeches which will be fcllowed later
by old time rrllies in which voters of
all parties will be invited to take part
In Early county there are two Gets of
Democratic candidates. In other coun
ties there are factional fights so that
every day sees the cause of the people
brightening. The campaign may turn
out to be a bit livelier than the Demo
crats wish for.
What is now needed is literature to
be carefully circulated in every district
County committees can do no better
work than in putting out a liberal sup
ply at once so that the seed will be
well sown before the campaign liar
gets abroad to stir up prejudice and
blind bigotry among those who will
naturally vote with the Peopl&’s Party.
PUSHING THE CAMPAIGN.
Good Work Going on in Many Counties
The state election is now only ten
weeks off and every day of that time
should be used to full advantage by the
The circulation of the P. P. P. has
been growing steadily since the full
state ticket was announced and coun
ties heretofore solidly democratic may
be expected in the Populist column in
D jmocratic dissatisfaction on all sides
has encouraged Populist workers to
redouble their efforts.
To assist local candidates and cam
paign committees to thoroughly cover
their districts with literature the
People’s Party Paper recently made a
very favorable offer. This offer has
been accepted by scores of counties
and the work has already been started.
Jefferson county last week added 140
copies to the already large list going to
Zealous workers and campaign com
mittees should address the campaign
department of this paper at once for
special rates on bundles for distribu
Washington <?ouuty Nominates.
Sandersville, Aug. 2 —Judge J. K.
Hines delivered today one cf the finest
addresses ever heard in this place. A
large crowd was in attendance. The
Peoples Party nominees for Washing
ton county are : Sheriff, E. A. Ennis;
Clerk, N. B. Bateman ; Tax Collector,
W. A. Jordon; Tax Receiver, G. R.
Doolittle; Surveyor, W. L. Jackson;
Coroner, B. H. Brantley; Treasurer,
L. A. Gladden; Senator. R. L. Stephens;
Representative, W. L. Kelley, W. L
Up in HabMßbam.
The Populists of Habersham county
held an enthusiastic meeting at Demc
rest on the 4th inst. Hon. J. P. Brooke
was with us and made an excellent
speech showing himself to be thor
oughly competent to take Carter Tate’s
place in congress, to which place we
propose to elect him.
After Mr. Brooke’s speech CoL M. D
Irwin WB£ introduced and spoke for
one hour and fifteen minutes He took
up state issues mainly and dealt sledge
hammer blows in defence of Populist
principles. He showed ud the Demo
crats in their true light and I believe
that Hogan will get the vote of evary
man in. the convention. The conven
tion endorsed Hon. J. R. Hogan for
Governor, Hon. D. Jarrett for the Sen
ate, Hon. Tillman Perkins for the Leg
islature and Hojj, J. P. Brooke for
Important Step Taken In the
Direction of Bestoriim
Peace to America.
AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Secretary Day Announces That the
Terms Virtually Accepted Are Those
Laid Down by McKinley and Sent to
Spain Several Days Ago.
Washington, Aug. 10. Secretary
Day at 1 o’clock today made the follow
ing statement to the Associated Press:
“We have agreed upon a protocol em
' bodying tne proposed terms for the ne
gotiation of a treaty of peace, including
the evacuation of Cuba and Porto .Rico
and it is expected this protocol will be
It can be stated that the terms are
precisely those laid down by the presi
dent in his original note about a week
It is believed that nothing but a few
formalities remain to be disposed of to
secure the signature of the protocol.
The statement of Secretary Day
showed that events had led up to logi
cal steps to the agreement reached some
time after noon today on the terms of
the protocol. The conference between
the president and the French ambassa
dor at the White House last evening, it
was practically admitted this morning,
was not conclusive in all respects, but
there was a manifestation of a steadfast
confidence in administration circles that
seemed to presage an early agreement
upon the basis of a peace.
Carnbon Ready to Answer.
Foundation for this belief was af
forded when Ambassador Carnbon called
at the state department during the fore
noon and it became known that the
ambassador was prepared to give a re
sponse to further inquiries that had
been necessarily put last night in rela
tion to the Spanish position.
Although no definite statement could
be obtained from any one acquainted
with the details of the situation, it was
' surmised that the ambassador, having
presented certain Spanish requests yes
terday in connection with the acceptance
of the four bases of peace laid down by
the president, had been authorized to
modify or withdraw such of these addi
tional representations as should prove
unacceptable to the United States.
The answer of Spain is not en
tirely satisfactory to this government
and "further negotiations are necessary
and are in progress today. A definite
result in the way of a probable com
plete acceptance is looked for by tomor
row night, possibly late today.
The points on which the disaj.l eo lent
rests are not known. That farmer con
cessions of the Spanish government to
our demands are awaited is certain,
however. One prominent administra
tion official who has participated in the
conferences, while refraining from mak
ing any direct statements, had this
much to say today:
“The answer is not enough, but we
are hopeful of the result.”
“Further negotiations, then, are nec
essary ?’ ’
“Yes, but we look for something defi
nite tomorrow. ”
Holding the News Back.
Beyond this no member of the cabinet
is willing to go. The president and Sec
retary Day are exerting every effort to
prevent news of the progress of the ne
gotiations transpiring until a definite re
sult can be announced.
Today several of the members of the
cabvcet were in conference with the
jjrasidcni regarding the situation. Sec-
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
WHOLE NUMBER 411.
retaiy Ij&Hg was tae earliest of the
councillors to cull aud Secreary Alger
Commander Crowninshield of the war
board was called in, but the meeting
did not last very long and had no im
pcrtant bearing on the situation.
Shortly before 11:30 o’clock Secretary
Day, who had been in conference with
the French ambassador at the state de
purtment, called to consult with the
president regarding the peace negotia
The plainest evidence that peace had .
not yot come Jis the admission practix
cully official through several authorita
tive . Ratine ’ iiat a-'gofiatious are “till
in progress, added to the fact that iho
utmost secrecy was imposed by the
president. That these negotiationswill
not continue long is practically settled
and an early and satisfactory termina
tion is looked for. Members of the cab
inet believe hat by Friday morning at
the latest and probably before then the
definite peace outcome will be assured
Another Noto to Spain.
At the White House it was under
stood that Ambassador Cambon would
transmit to Spain today a cablegram
stating that . complete and immediate
acceptance of the terms imposed, with
out reservation, would be essential to
effecting peace under the present terms
offered by the United States. In this
connection it has developed that just
before the Spanish answer was de
livered late yesterday President McKin
ley announced that an extra session of
the senate would be held doubtless in
With the peace situation at a stage
where a complete agreement is regarded
as likely at any moment, discussion has
again started as to the convoking of an
extra session of congress, but President
McKinley, within the past '24 hours, has
said positively that he has no intention
of calling the house together, though of
course the senate will have to meet in
extra session to ratify the treaty of
peace unless unforeseen and most im
probable delays should occur.
The president added that preliminary
details incident to a treaty of peace
would take so much time that the sen
ate would not have to meet until some
time in November.
COAL DIGGERS QUIT WORK.
Strike Is the Result of Resolutions
Adopted Some Timo Ago.
Pittsburg, Aug. 10. —If the resolu
tion adopted at the recent general con
vention of the United Mine Workers if
obeyed, all diggers in the Pittsburg
district not receiving the district price
will quit work today, inasmuch as it
is not generally known how many
mines are running contrary to the Chi
cago agreement’s provisions, it canno!
be estimated how many diggers the
strike order will affect.
The strike will probably center in th<
river region, where numerous mint
owners are alleged to be constantly vio
lating the agreement. The struggle
will be the hardest in the third pool,
against which an unsuccessful strrkr
was prosecuted some weeks ago.
Ultimatum Expires Saturday.
Colon, Colombia, Aug. 10. —lt if
learned from a reliable source that th(
Italian ultimatum, demanding the pay
ment of the Cerrutti claim, expire#
during the evening of Aug. 13. Anx
iety as to the ultimate action of th(
new vice president, Scnor Marroquin f
who was inaugurated last Sunday, (th#
anniversary of the battle of Boyaca)
and his cabinet, is daily increasing.
is reported that the Italian warship
Carlo Alberto is at Curacao.
Cars Down an Embankment.
Middlesboro, Ky., Aug. 10.—Whilf
1 a northbound train was coming froff
Norton, Va., it struck a landslide neai
Pennington Gap and three coaches aU
tached rolled down an embankment
feet. About 20 passengers were aboard,
all of whom wei-e more or less injured.
Another Honor For Curzon.
London, Aug. 10. —Should the Hon.
, George N Curzon, the parliamentary
1 secretary for foreign affairs, be ap
pointed viceroy of India m successior
Vo the Earl of Elgin, as appears certain
1 e will probably be raised to the.pee