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.c JOURNAL AND MESSENGER CLISBY & JONES, Pbopri THE FAMILY JOURNAL—NEWS—POLITICS-' LITERATURE—AGRICULTURE—DOMESTIC NEWS, Etc—PRICE $2.00 PER ANNUM. GEORGIA TELEGRAPH BUILDING ESTABLISHED 1826- MACON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1880 VOLUME NO—LV A BALL BOOM IDYL. by vnk. n. mays. She dropped tills rosebud halfanhfrar ago, Wliile gliding through that witching waltz of Strauss; I saved it from destruction dire, below The ponderous feet of Philips and his spouse. Tell me, sweet rose before your petals fall, Does my love know I love her best of ally Another waltz. And, as I feared, again That chattering noodle, Briggs, her vis- a-yis. He’s rich, though rather passe; and it’s plain He loves her; that the very blind could see. How graciously she listens to bis drawl! Ah, can she know I love her best cf all ? I never told her how her winsome face Comes to my thoughts unhid the whole day through; I never ask her if there is a place In her young heart, where I’m remem bered, too, .7 Yet watching her I lean against the wall, And tell my soul I love her best of all. Now halts the music for a little space; And, sealed, see, she gathers daintily Her gown’s gay folds aside, to make a place— A place for Briggs— By Jove, she beck ons me! My queen, I come! Now, let what may befall, I know she knows I love her best of all. The soft, still dawn steals up the whiten ing sky; The lights are out, the music dumb and dead Beneath the stars together, she and I, An hour ago—what was it that we said? Strange gladness fills my heart as I recall Her whispered words: “I love you best of all.” MINORITY ADDRESS. Tire Standard of Discord Unfurled. To the People of the State of Georgia The gubernatorial convention which as sembled here, under a call of the state Democratic executive committee, on the 4th iust., as you well know, failed to make a nomination of a candidate for the office of governor. The duties imposed upon the convention were to nominate a governor, state house officers, and presi dential electors. All the duties were per formed except that of nominating a gov ernor. Before the convention there were four candidates other than Governor Col quitt, viz : Hons, Rufus E. Lester, Tlios. Hardeman, Jr., General L. J. Gartrell aud Judge Hiram Warner. It was ap parent upon the assembling of the con vention that there was a majority for Alfred H. Colquitt. How that ma jority was attained is well known to you. While all the other candi dates remained at home, except Colonel Hardeman and General Gartrell, each of whom made a few speeches during the canvass, Governor Colquitt took the stump, and aided by his friends, canvassed the State at large. By appealing to the people on the ground that he was persecu ted for religion’s sake, and the hearing being exparle, he succeeded in getting a majority of the delegates to the conven tion. We will not pause at this moment to show the utter fallacy of the position taken that he was persecuted, but will content ourselves by simply referring to the fact that in 1S76, the minority dele gates in the late convention, and tlieir constituencies over the State, who were so bitterly oposed to Governor Col quitt’s administration, unanimously as sisted in electing him by a ma jority of 30,000 votes.. Nothing was then said about his religion, and nothing has been said since then except by a few individuals scattered throughout the State, who have made reference to the fact that he has too frequently left his office to at tend religious meetings in the South and in the North. The true issue before the people then and now, which is the incom- •petcncy of the executive and the scandals which have grown out of his official acts daring Ills administration, was not dis cussed in that canvass. By earnesj; and personal appeals to friends throughout the State, that majority in the convention was obtained. tt e believe that it was not fair expression of your opinion, and yet, though so believing, if Governor Colqnitt •could have obtained a two-thirds vote of that convention, the minority represent ing the four other candidates named above, pledged themselves upon the floor -of the conventjon that they would not on ly abide by tlie nomination, but wonld -support him at the polls. On the assembling of the convention, General P. M. B. Young, a delegate from Bartow, in advance of the report of the committee on rules, announced on the floor of the convention, as the friend of Governor Colquitt, that the majority’ de sired the adoption of the two-thirds rule for nomination, and that he was author ized to say that it was Governor Colquitt’s wish that it should be adopted, and that Governor Colquitt would not accept a nomination unless it was made by a two- thirds vote. The committee then report ed the following rules, among others, and the convention, without debate, adopted it as tlie law of tlie convention: 1. No vote shall be counted tor any person whose name Las not been previous ly placed in nomination as a candidate for the office voted for. 2. No name shall be placed in nomina tion for any office, unless the delegate proposing shall state in his place that he lias the authority of the gentleman so to do. On the first ballot for governor, Thurs day, Governor Colquitt received 208 votes. During Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Mon day and Tuesday thirty-two bqllots were had, and from the first to the thirty-first ballot Governor Colquitt’s vote fluctuated between 205 and 212 ahd a fraction. The last baltot, which was had under peculiar circumstances, which we will hereafter narrate, gave him 220 and a fraction, as reported by’the clerk, though the minority claim that there was au error in the count in his favor. Yon will observe that by one of the above rules of the convention, and which were strenuously objected to by all. the opposition to Governor Colqnitt, tlie con vention was limited in its balloting to a choice of one of the ■ five gentlemen first named for governor. Tliise rule3 were, of course, adopted by a majority vote, and that majority were the 'friends of Gov ernor Colquitt. Their object in adopting that restrictive rule was clearly to compel the minority in the end to accept Gov ernor Colquitt or nobody. They believed they would and could thereby force tho minority to abandon their convictions of right and duty and-to accept a candidate whom the minority opposed on principle. The minority saw’their purpose, as the sequel proved, and solemnly resolved that, as freemen charged with a high trust by you, they would never surrender tioD, was never denied to a citizen of this State. On the second day of the balloting, Dr. H. H. Carlton, a delegate from the county of Clarke, presented to the convention the following list of names of distinguished gentlemen in the State, every one of whom you will recognize, at sight of his name, to be a man of the highest character, and in every way fit for the office of governor. General Lawton, T. M, Norwood, J. C. C, Black, M. H. Blandford, M. J. Crawford, Clifford Anderson, James Jackson, George Hillyer, H. D. McDaniel, A. J. McIntyre, M. A. Candler, John I. Hall, T. G. Law- son, A H. Stephens, General Jackson, J. B. Cumming,'J. M. Smith, P. W. Alexan der, A. O. Bacon, H. G. Turner, Augustus Reese, G. T. Barnes, IV. H. Dabney, A. D. Hammond, D. E. Butler, R. P. Trippe, Dr. Miller, N. J. Hammond, J. H. Blount, and stated to the majority that the minor ity were willing to accept any gentleman whose name was on the list, and vote for him unanimously; or for any other good man in the State upon whom tlie majority would agree. This proposition was re peated time without number during the balloting for governor, and every time met by jeers and laughs from the majority. On Friday, Hon. Patrick Walsh, of Rich mond, the general spokesman of Governor Colquitt, made a speech in which he declared that the majority had come there “to nominate Alfred H. Colquitt, and no body else!” On Saturday, the minority, through Dr. Carlton, offered the majority the name of Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, with the declaration that if acdeptable to the majority the minority would vote for him unanimously. This proposition was met by the derisive question, “By what authority is the name of Mr. Stephens pre sented to this body?” and no further notice of the offer was taken’by the major ity, except the cry of “ballot!” Again on Saturday, Mr. Reid, a dele gate from Putnam, who was earnestly pa triotic and deprecated the possibility of adjournment, put in nomination Judge T, G. Lawson, of Putnam, as a compromise candidate. He did so with the assurance of the minority that if Judge Lawson should secure such a vote from the adher ents of Governor Colquitt as to iaise hope of his nomination, the minority would change their votes to him. The ballot resulted in only 2J votes actually cast for Judge Lawson. On Monday Mr. Imboden, a delegate from Lumpkin and a supporter of Colonel Lester, made the proposition in the ma jority that they might name any suitable man in the State of Geoigia and the mi nority would accept him unanimously. Again on Saturday a proposition was made by the minority to raise a confer; ence committed, in winch there should be a majority of the friends of Governor Colquitt,Tor thejiuipose of agreeing upon a name to be presented to the convention. This proposition also was met by laugh ter and cries of “ballot!” On Monday and on Tuesday this proposition was re peatedly renewed and every effort made to induce the majority to consent to a nomination of some qjj/e else than either of the candidates before the convention. All these efforts were met by a resolu tion offered in tlie convention Tuesday morning by the Hon. Patrick Walsh, which was as follows: Resolved 1, That the Democratic party of Geoigia, in convention assembled, hereby renew its expression of devotion to the great principles of the Democratic party of the Union, anc. pledges the uni ted and enthusiastic support of the De mocracy of Geoigia to General Winfield S. Hancock and tlie Hon. William H. English, the nominees of the Cincinnati convention. 2. Whereas, after a long and tedious session of the convention, and a continu ous balloting, it appears that no nomina tion of a candidate for governor can be made under the two-thirds rule. Therefore he it resolved, That this con vention recommend to the people of Geor- g a General Alfred H. Colquitt as the emocratic candidate for governor of Georgia at the ensuing election, provided that this resolution does not go into ef fect until three ballots shall have been ta ken under the two-tliirds rule, and it is demonstrated that no nomination can be effected thereby. 3. Resolved, That a committee of nine, consisting of one from each congressional district, be appointed by tlie chair to noti fy Governor Colquitt of the action of this convention, and request his accep tance. Upon this resolution the majority called the previous question, thus pre venting all discussion, and it was adopted against the protest of the minority by a strictly majority vote, excepting the votes of Colquitt delegates from two or three counties who were unwilling for the convention to adjourn without a nom ination. .. . That resolution of recommendation was adopted on Tuesday afternoon. On Wed nesday morning the electors and State of ficers were nominated, and the work of the convention, except the nomination of a candidate for governor, was finished. The majority,instead of adjourning sine die took a recess till 3p. m. This object was a caucus secret, and was unknown by even some of the Colquitt delogates. The mi nority'supposed and hoped their purpose was to rescind the resolution of recom mendation and to resume the ballot for governor; but after the adoption of the usual complimentary resolutions, a Col quitt delegate moved an adjournment sine die, which the minority opposed and de manded a call of the counties on the vote. Every delegate of the minority voted against adjournment, and ail the Colquitt delegates voted for it except about ten. After the vote on adjournment was taken, and'before the chair announced the re sult, the delegates from Harris county changed their four votes to Governor Col qnitt, which, added to the last ballot for governor taken the day before, gave Gov ernor Colquitt 223 votes. These facts are stated that you may understand under what pressure that number of votes was obtained. Tlie object of the recess till 3 p. m. Was not to give the convention an opportunity to ballot again for governor, blit it was, as we afterwards heard, to have time to learn if the minority were in timidated by the prospect of adjournment without a nomination for governor, and with the hope that they would cravenly surrender to the one-man power and ty ranny, which from first to last, subjugated that convention. We have thus laid before you In detail the actions of the Colquitt delegates and the various offers of the minority lor a compromise and to preserve harmony and the organization of the Democratic party, that you may judge who are to blame for the schism produced by the failure to make a nomination for governor. We, speaking for the minority, were not sent to the convention as the tools or slaves of any man. Wq.came as representatives to.nominate candidates for tliq united suf frage of the democracy, and not to disor ganize and divide the party because our .claim or preference was not nominated. We"bclong. to no man. We set no man above lii3 party. We hold the unity of our party and the peace and prosperity of .our State dearer to us thau the gratiiica- ^ tion of the ambition or greed for office, of so long as they were denied the right I an y one man, or clique or syndicate. We which belongs to every freeman in Amer- loath and detest one-man power! ^\e ^ -- r ica, to cast bis ballot for any man he may would rot then, and we will not now, I tlieir suffrages; but if we c, tyrannical! submit to it. When we were put upon 1 doubt, the manifestations ( r 5 • . i . ! nVktroo fViot fTv A Prtlmiitf <lp1nrr»tr-* AfttnA ' : : _ _ 11 _ * a.1 p* . would never consent to his nomina tion. To have done otherwise would have been degradation and a surrendc: of your rights. Governor Colquitt is your servant, not your master. You made him and you have the right to unmake him. That defiance was to you, as the convention was only tlie people of Geor gia assembled by representation. And had you been unitedly assembled, even though'you"might have come together unanimously in favor of Gov. Colquitt, we mistake your manhood and patriotism and self-respect if you would not have met such a demand by a unanimous and indignant rebuke. If it be said that Gov. Colquitt was not responsible for that declaration, we reply that Mr. Walsh was the recognized leader of the Colquitt dele gates ; that the declaration was known by Governor Colquitt, and he never au thorized any one to deny it in the conven tion ; that his course during the conven tion corroborated the statement of Mr. Walsh, and clearly proved that be was resolved that no other man in Geoigia should be nominated except himself. This is proved by the fact that be attend cd tlie caucus of delegates on Saturday night, aud made a pathetic appeal to them never to desert him; by tlie fact that the Augusta Chronicle, Mr. Walsh’s pa per, announced on Sunday morning lol lowing that caucus, that no nomination for governor would be made; and by the farther fact known" to you all, that when Governor Colquitt and his delegates be came convinced that his nomination by a two-thids vote was impossible, they de termined to pass the resolution of recom mendation, and he agreed to go before you as a candidate on that certificate alone. Besides this proof we present the further iacts that Governor Colqnitt had a brother on the floor, though not a mem her of the convention, eveiy hour of its sitting closely observing and actively at work, and that an advisory caucus was heldintbe executive office during each sitting, and after each adjournment. In view of these facts we submit the grave question of the responsibility of a 1 allure to nominate a candidate for gov ernor to your decision. The Colquitt delegates proposed the two-thirds rule and the convention adopted it. Mr. Walsh on the first day of the convention, offeree; a resolution declaring it to be the sense of tlie convention that the majority rule should be adopted by all future guberna torial conventions. On a ca]l of the counties, which is virtually a vote by ayes and nays, the convention refused to in dorse the majority rule. Thus the con vention declared tlie two-tliirds rule to be the law of that body aud that it ought to be the law of all future gubernatorial con ventions. The law of the convention, therefore, was that no man could go to the people as its nom inee, unless and until he should ob tain two-tbirds of the votes cast. That vote Governor Colquitt never got; Ho is, therefore, not the nominee of the demo cratic party, but is a self-appointed can didate with the indorsement of the Col quitt delegates. Those delegates insist that as he is almost a nominee, therefore he is a nominee. They say lie had a large majority in the convention." That is true; but they enacted the law that no man should go out of the convention and tell you he is a nominee unless they gave him a two-thirds vote. That law was not repealed; and when the Colquitt dele- f ates and Governor Colquitt claim for lim tlie right to your support as a nomi nee, they and he are doing soin definance of the law of their own making. For, while he had a personal following of a numerical majority, he had a minority aud received a minority vote under the law which required a two-thirds vote as a majority. Governor Colquitt, tberefpre, comes before you not as the nominee of your delegates, but as a candidate recom mended by a number of the citizens ol Georgia. After the adjonmment of tlie conven tion the delegates who constituted the minority remained in the representative hall to consider what course should be taken to give you the opportunity to have choice of men for the high office of governor. With Governor Colquitt alone in the field yon could net do otherwise than tamely submit to what we feel to be a great wrong. We had agreed in the convention to give yon a nominee, as a candidate for whom a united Democracy could vote. We were willing and anx ious to present to you any one of over a hundred good and true men in Geoigia. Governor Colquitt held his delegates with an iron hand for six days, and would not consent for you to have any other man in Georgia but himself. Crushed under bis jrasp, the convention broke up, and un less another candidate were presented you would have been left with no right to choose. We believed it to be our duty to give you tho opportunity to express your choice between Gov. Colquitt and some other man. As your representatives had failed to make a choice out of so large a number of able and honorable men in the! State, it is your right , to exercise the power which you delegated to them, and which they refused to exercise for you. We therefore determined to consult with citizens from diffcrentsectiuns of the State order to decide first, whether you de ed another candidate, and sec ondly, who would probably be your ; reference for governor. We soon l leard an almost universal demand for a Democratic candidate to oppose Governor Colqnitt, and we decided in a large meet ing of citizens of the State, including many of the majority in the late conven tion, in tho representative hall, that ( the people for the good of tlie State and In as sertion of the manhood of the Democratic party which personalism had ruled and mastered in tlie convention, should have another candidate. We say for the good of the State, because the scandals which have grown out of the very peculiar ad ministration of affairs of State in Geor gia, during the last three years call aloud for action and redress. The incompetency ofthe administration doe3 not admit of a doubt. The division of opinion is not on the incompetency of the present adminis tration but relates to still graver matters, and when criticism on the administration made by a large portion of the Democratic ?arty is as severe as was made on Bul- ock’s administration, it is time for the Democracy to move for reform and puri fication.’ What tiie acts of tlie present executive are, that have provoked such grave charges, are familiar to you, as they have been published in the press of tlie State and undergone review, and dis cussion, until the opposition to an execu tive almost unanimously elected in 1870 will, we ’ believe, work bis defeat in the coming election. In order, therefore, that the facts herein set forth may be properly represented to the people of Georgia, and that the voters and tax-payers of the State may have an opportunity to pass judgment upon, tho administration ot Governor Colqnitt, iq,it deemed proper and necessary that a can didate be brought forward who will re flect, not only tne wishes of its constitu-. ents, but a large number of the people who have thus far taken no part in the present contest. Upon this point of selecting a suitable candidate, we have happily found but little difficulty. The occasion itself indicates the proper person to be presented to the people for bad been in of public opin- tjUiU iiucuuiu ui win?" umiuif—« u^ui, ;r-— -— tmw auu tvnuo, auu aiuiig luo lines ui which, eren under Bullock's admluistra- flexibly resolved, to a man, that we ' railways, as well as in the country where they conldbe reached, have not been con tent with a single expression of their pref erence, but they have resorted to the rails and the telegraph to swell the popular voice. Yielding, then, to the unmistakable voice of the people of Georgia, and inobe dience to its mandate, we herewith pre sent the name of that spotless patriot and gifted statesman, the Hon. Thomas M. Norwood, of Chatham. Whilst we found no difficulty in making a suitable choice of a candidate, it is but just to say that it was only after repeated calls and earnest appeals that Mr. Nor wood gave his reluctant cousent to enter the contest as the standard-bearer in the cause of reform aud good government. He had no thought or desire 'to occupy the position of a~ candidate, and it was only at the last moment that he consented to sacrifice his personal feelings and busi ness interests, and to take the position to which his fellow-citizens have called him. Should the call now made be ratiiied by the people at the polls, we feel sure that they will never find it necessary to “investigate” Mr. Norwood’s official con duct at every turn, nor to submit to such painful scandals as those at which they now hide their faces; nor would he, at the close of his administration, come before the country aud ask for a renomination in order to “vindicate” himself against tlie criticisms of his friends and supporters who shall have elevated him to tho high and responsible position of chief magistrate ot tlie State. [Signed by the committee.] Josiah L. Warren, Chatham. R. F; Lyons, Bibb. ,-i H. H. Carlton, Clarke. 1*. W. Alexander, Cobb. D. B. Harrell, Webster. F. G. Wilkins, Muscogee. J. W. Statens, Echols. • F. M. Imboden, Lumpkin. H. T. Hollis, Marion. Geo. M. McDowell, Piko. Walter R. Brown, Fulton. lion. Thomas 31. Norwood, Atlanta— Dear Sir : As the representative of the large and patriotic minority of tlie late Democratic convention which assembled in tliis city on tlie 4th inst., and in obedi ence, as we believe, to the wishes of a majority of tlie people of Geoigia, it be comes our pleasant duty to inform you that you have been selected as their can didate for tlie office of govern of at the approaching election, and to request that you allow them the use of your name far that high and responsible position. We are aware that you do not desire and have not sought tlie nomination, yet we trust you will yield to the general wish, and permit your name to be pre sented to the people of your native State for the highest office within their gift. Meanwhile, we remain, dear sir, H Yours very truly, Josiah L. Warren, Chatham, R. F. Lyon, Bibb, H. n. Carlton, Clarke, P. W. Alexander, Cobb, D. B. Harrell, Webster, IF. G. Wilkins, Moscogui-., J. W. Staten, Echols, F. M. Imeoden, Lumpkin, n. T. Hollis, Marion, Geo. M. McDowell, Piko. W. R. Brown, Fulton. . V MR. NORWOOD’S LETTER OF ACCEPT ANCE. Atlanta, August 13, 1880.—3Iessrs. Josiah L. iVarren, C. F. Lyons, II. II. Carlton, P. IF. Alexander, D. B. Harrell, F. G. Wilkins, J. W. Staten, F. 31. Im boden, H. T. Hollis, George 31. McDoio- ell, Waller R. Brown : Your communi cation inviting me to be a candidate be fore the people of Geoigia for the office of governor, is this day received. As a delegate to the late gubernatorial convention I earnestly desired and hoped up to the last hour of its session, that a nomination for governor would be made, which would harmonize the Colquitt and auti-Colquitt wings of the Democratic party. But the hope proved illusive, and the people of Georgia are now left with out a nominee for that high office. My desire, as you know, was to issue a call for another convention which could silence all dissention, hut I was met by two objections, first the want of authority, as the Democratic State executive com mittee was tlie constituted authority to call the people together, and, second, the want of time for concert of action in all the counties. Your decision, finally, was to act and request some Democrat to con sent to be a candidate in opposition to Governor Colquitt and leave the question of another convention of a choice between the two candidates to the people. No man in the State regrets more than , the position in which the people of tlii3 Stale are placed by the refusal of the ma jority in the late convention to nominate a man about whom they wonld have been no division or discord. But the lamenta ble fact was before us, and the Democrat ic party most either meet in convention and heal the breach by nominating a man who would silence the discord in its ranks, or the people must accept a candi date, by whose acts in his official Capacity and during the late canvass and the late convention, the division in the party has been caused. In reply to your request I will say, that had I not been a delegate in tlie late con vention, and had I not taken so active a part in maintaining what I conceive to be the rights of tlie people—their right to vote for whom they please; their right to freedom of speech; their right to rule themselves and to choose their rulers from the whole state; their right to judge of the fitness or unfitness of a candidate, and to cany out their convictions of duty; should, from considerations of great personal moment, decline to be a candi date. But it is urged that the logical se-- quence is for me to labor in a good cause and prosecute it to completion. * I con sider the cause worthy of the ambition and patriotism of any Georgian. The is sues involved in this contest are of great moment to the State, and to every citizen of it. Their effects will reach beyond and affect for good or evil, the lives of men in the State now-in the vigor ofyouth. In assuming this candidacy I.have no motive or purpose or ambition beyond serving my State and endeavoring to instill into the minds of the young men of my State who will soon wear the robes of office, the important truth that the same circum spection and avoidance even “of tho ap pearance of evil” which should mark their footsteps in private life. If success ful in this alone my reward will be full. In conclusion, it is proper that I should state the policy I shall adopt should the people of the State call mo to discharge the duties of governor. As education is the source and support of good govern ment, and as no people can be truly great and free who are ignorant, I should favor liberal provision for the education of the children of both races. • ,..,!•£■ I shall oppose the sale of tlie Western and Atlantic railroad, as well aS any at tempt that might be made by any' persons or corporations within or beyond' the State to get such control of it as would enable them to use it to the detriment of the citizens or the corporations of this State. \ - * I shall endeavor in all official action to foster the kindred relations between the while and colored races. I shall advise such legislation as will impartially protect the just results of capital and labor. In tbe matter of transportation, I shall seek to establish the equitable means which imposes no unjust burdens on the shipper and secures to the carrier a fair and reasonable return ou the- capital in vested in his road or other means of transportation. I shall endeavor in every way to pre vent the repetition of tho cruelties grow ing out of the convict system ofthe State, which, in 187S and *1879, were brought to light and caused a chill of horror in every human breast. Any system which works such cruelty and morality must be radically wrong and should he corrected Thanking you, gentlemen, for the con fidence in me implied by your request, I remain very truly, your fellow-citizen, T. M: Norwood. State Executive Committee. SUPPORTING HON. THOMAS M. NORWOOD FOB GOVERNOR. From the State at Large—J. L. War ren, of. Chatham; H. H.»Carlton, of Clarke, Joseph Ganahl, of Richmond; David E. Butler, of Morgan." First district—J. G. Holton, of Ap pling; R. N. Reed, of Chatham; W. Robert GigmlliaU, of McIntosh. Second district—H. M. McIntosh, of Doughtery; Wm. E. Davies, of Thomas; L. C. Hoyle, of Terrell. Third district—Frank E. Burke, of Sumter; Clias. C. Kibbee, of Fulaski; Tom Eason, of Telfair. Fourth district—John King, of Musco gee; Blount C. Ferrell, of Troup; George L. Reavy, of Meriwether. Fifth district—Walter R. Biown,of Ful ton; Milton A. Candler, of DcKalb; A* L. Miller, of Houston. Sixth district—Richard F. Lyon, of Bibb; Frank Chambers, of Wilkinson; Jame3 P. Sims, of Newton. Seventh district—Robert C. Irwin, of Cobb; W. R. Rankin, of Gordon; W. T. Uapp, of Floyd. Eighth <lia*rict—M. P. Foster, of Rich mond ; Thomas E. Watson, of McDuffie; John A. Stephens, of Taliaferro. Ninth district—W. D. O’Farrell, of Clark; Henry M. Perry, of Hall; \V. S. McHenry, of Moigan. CAMPAIGN CENTRAL COMMITTEE. M. A. Candler, G. W. Adair, James M Smith, D. E. Caldwell, W. J. Tanner, Sam W. Small, John N. Dunn, J. T. Brock, C./A. Collier, T. J. Buchanan, John T. Glenn, M. Mahoney, W. S. Thomson, Howard Van Epps, Alexander C. King, D. M. Bain, Dr. Charles Pinck ney, R: T. Corsey, Wallace P. Reed, W. T. Christopher, John Thomson, Charles H. Williams, John G. Reynolds, Charles D. Woodson, Dr. C. L. Reilwine, Amos Fox, Win. Bray, J. A. Anderson, L. II. Clarke, Atlanta; Charles Z. McCord, Au gusta; Samuel H. Jemison, Macon; G. M. ityals, Savannah; Frank J. Cohen, Koine; Tinsley W. Rucker, Athens; Cliff B. Grimes, Columbus; Henry Banks, Jr., La- Grange; Kicbard Peters, Jr., Calhoun. This committee will meet Colonel G. W. Adair’s office at 10 o’clock, Monday morn ing, to organize. Wise Words from the Savannah News. In this country, the first j and funda mental rule is that in all political mat ters the will of the majority shall govern. This is a good rule and has been found to work well, though there may have been occasionally exceptions, which, however, like all exceptions, strengthen the gen eral rule. That is the rule of the na tional Democratic party. In questions of minor importance it grants The largest liberty, but on questions of political life and existence it requires union and unity. Because we may differ from the majority of the party, we cannot honorably or honestly desert the party, and givo aid and comfort to its enemies—the Radicals 1 One man thinks Governor Colquitt incompetent and not, otherwise, fit to be Governor. But two other men equally as capable of forming a judgment say that he is. We are not infallible, and must therefore, by the logic of common sense, yield our opinion to that of tho mqjority, or,-we act with conceit of our superior knowledge, and factiously. Voltaire says that “men have a secret propensity for factious; if we cannot cabal, pursue and do one another a prejudice for crowns, tiaras and mitres, we fall together by the ears for a dancer or a musician.” fcln this quotation we recognize the nat ural tendency to faction that animated the minority in the recent Atlanta conven tion. Governor Colquitt had within a few votes the requisite two-thirds to nom inate him, and the opposing votes, a little over one-tliird, were scattered between four candidates, not one of whom had a popular showing in the convention that wa3 worth a penny whistle. Yet this in consequent compound of small political capitalists arrogantly demanded that the man of two-tliirds, nearly, of the people, shall bo withdrawn, and they, tho one- third, shall dictate bis nomination. Not one of the minority leaders, nor all combined, nor their respective adherents, could form a party of over one hundred and twenty-nine; and yet the people’s choice by two hundred and twenty must give way to tbe dissentients. Could anything more preposterous be conceived ? The only recollection of auything like it that occurs to us is that of the confined lunatic, who on being asked by a visitor to the asylum why he was there, replied: “I maintained that all the world was mad except myself, and all the world said I was the lunatic, and having the majority they carried the day, and that is why I am here.” But even the lunatic did notact so wild ly as the minority. They made no expla nation of their course. They gave no rea son at all, but took the ground that, in their opinion, General Colquitt was not fit to be governor, and, therefore, he should not bo nominated. They regarded not the vital struggle in which we are en gaged for the preservation ofthe republic, and our Democratic liberties. They did* not hesitate one moment to sacrifice the unity and harmony of the Democracy to their arrogant assumption. Nor did it cost them a pang to open wide the gales, by their desertion, for an influx of Radi cal capital aud speakers. And they did not hesitate to proclaim, by their action, that they were willing to incur the risk of the election of a Radical governor rather than acquiesce in the will of the majority in favor of Governor Colquitt. A Nut to Crack. August 14,1880. Editors Telegraph and 3Iessenger: I think now is a suitable time to keep it before tbe people, that Thomas Jefferson defines a Democrat as one who yields.“ab solute acquiescence in the decisions of tbe majority.” According to this defini tion of Jefferson, who can rightfully call liimselfa Jeffersonian Democrat, and at tlie same time oppose the decisions of the late gubernatorial convention of Georgia. I say not one. Such a man may call him self by that name, but he belongs lo some other class. He is not a Democrat. Gen tlemen of the minority, hasten- slowly. Remember that “the price of liberty' is eternal vigilance.” Let your motto be “principles, not men,” and act according ly. You know tlie decision of the ma jority in this case is the will of the people expressed in convention by their in structed delegates; and if a majority for good and sufficient reasons are forced to make a recommendation instead of a nom ination, absolute acquiescence.- is ex pected of every true Democrat. We go for neither Tom, Dick nor Harry, but»we do go for the majority to rule. Old Farmer. The Old Man Wh* Bit. A marriage has just- occurred in high colored life near this city, from which a heavy law suit is likely to grow. Old Edmund Skaty, whose “ole mars” was a Confederate Senator during the war, lives down the river. He owns several hun dred acres of rich bottom land, with plen ty of mules and farming implements. Thus situated he drew around his home an air of refinement which his neighbors could not hope to rival. Old Ed. only has one child, a magnificent daughter, whose complexion in the depth' of its ex treme blackness suggested tbe often quoted stack of dark felines. Like the daughters of all rich men, Zcda attracted attention. She could dance the twist-heel waltz with a charming grace, or could wring off an old rooster’s head with an accelera tion the chicken could never hope to un derstand. Suitors camo from ail direc tions. The .“yaller man” with the striped pants, and the black man with duck trous ers were devoted to her. Old Ed. knew that his money was the loadstone that at tracted the needle of admiration, and hav ing a . complete understanding with the. girl, he would, upon the arrival of a new suitor, stand him at ease by saying: “Pufectly welcome, sab, pufectly;but afore yer begin dis race, jes let me tell yer ter make yer ’rangements wid me. I’se administrater ob dat gal’s affections, an’ what I says is do law an’ de gospel wid her.” The suitor would of course agree, and as a natural consequence, a strange court ship would follow. Sometimes an ardent lover would attempt to squeeze the old man’s hand, but while the lover handled one of his hands, the other retained a grip on his pocket book. “I wants ter marry yer daughter,” said the “yaller man.” “De lub wliat I has fur dat ’oman alums’ takes my bref.” “I will ’cent ter de nuptions on one condition,” said the old man. “Name de ’petuation,” exclaimed the “yaller man,”, encouraged. “Yer know dat dars agwine to be a heap ob pain an’ trouble fur de married people obdisworl?” “Yes, sah.” “In dat ’vent all men must be willin’ ter stan’ de sorted out shere. Leinme take a holt ob yer arm wid my teef. If yer can stan’ de pain widout winkin’ de gal an’ dis whole farm shall be yourn.” “Hits a migty tough trial, ole man.” “I knows hit is, but hits a mighty tough trial lur a man ter gin up all ob bis wealth.” “Dats a fack. Fix yer mouf, ole man. What kine’ ob teef is yer got ? De ball- beaded Moses, man, you’se got tushes like a yallergater!” Tbe “yaller man” handed an arm to old Ed. The heartless old fellow took it be tween liis teeth and closed down. The “yaller man” yelled so leud that the ferry man, living on the opposite bank of the river, answered and brought liis boat over. “Go on away,” said tbe old man. “Yer can’t stan’ no pain. I wouldn’t ’low my daughter to marry such a pusson.” The “yaller man” left. The black man came aud was tried. He left. Dozens of others were tried, but all were unable to stand the pressure of the old man’s jaws. Finally a “Democratic nigger” from Little Rock went down. The'saine prop osition was made and accepted. * ! “Ef yer think dat yer can stan’ de pressure yer can try,” said old Ed, “but I’ll be dinged if yer doan wish dat yerid neber had a seed me.” “I am willing,” said tbe Democrat nig- •. I have been a teacher in the pub- scliools, and can stand anything But first we must draw up papers.” “Dat’s all right,” replied Ed. “We’se done dot afore ad’ hit did not skere me.” The papers were drawn up and sworn to before a Justice of tho Peace. The farm and girl were to be the" Democrat niggers property in case of his success. The day was appointed. All parties were on time. Old Ed had filed his teeth until they were as sharp as the knives of an oat cutter. “Is yer ready ?” asked the old man. “Perfectly,” answered the Democrat nigger. “I wants yer all to bar witness,” re marked Ed," to a crowd that bad gathered around. “Now watch de man yell.” Ed took the man’s arm between his teeth and closed down upon it. Not a muscle of tho Democrat nigger’s face moved. The old man opened his mouth aud closed down again. The face of the Democrat nigger was as serene as though the sunshine of a glorious future fell up on it. “Take de farm au’ gal,” said the old man; “you’se de boss of dis county.” The wedding was solemnized that night. After the guests were gone old Ed. approached his son-in-law and asked if he did not want some liniment to put ou bis arm. The son-iu-law did not. “Lemmy seo whar I bit yer.” Tbe Democrat nigger pulled of! bis glove aud rolled up his sleeve. The old man grabbed at a gun in the corner, and the young man flew. His .arm was made of cork. Able lawyers have been employed, and the suit, as stated in the. beginning of this article, is likely to be a heavy one.— Little Rock Gazette. ger. lie s Counting Without Their Hosts. Captain W. T. Mapp, of Rome, and j Col. John A. Stephens, of Crawfordville, I who were appointed members of the Oppose! to the Disruption ofthe Dem ocratic Party and Will Support Colquitt The following note has been received minority State executive committee, have from one of tbe most intelligent citizens of refused outright to serve in any such ca-, South-west Georgia, and is worthy of pacity. The reasons given for withhold- persuai: ing their assent are candid and striking;, Cuthbebt, Aug. 14,1880. and while neither gentleman comes out 1 Editors Telegraph and Messenger: I’ll for Gov. Colquitt, it is quite evident they , write simply to express my gratification have had quite enough of the “fragmen- JP 1 ® 0 Ielegbaph and Mes- . - r.r , ,, „ sex ger has taken in the present guber- tary minority.” We copy from the Con-7 national “muddie.” It is patriotic and stitution: j wise, aud I am persuaded the people will Rome, August. 15.—Messrs. Josiah L.. cordially approve it. Warren, P. W. Alexander, Walter R. | The majonty of the late convention, in Brovm and others—Gentlemen : I “iwr persistent, or rather uncomprcmis* notice in the Atlanta Constitution of this opposition to Gov. Colquitt, did not, date that my name appears as one of the : I sine, represent one in a hundred of State executive committee,'of what I will j voters who sent them to Atlanta. Aa have to denominate as the Norwood Dem-j 5’°® have clearly set forth the course ocracy, for want of.more explicit terms in I which the minority propose to pursue which to express the unhappy fact that greatly endanger the supremacy of there is a division in the ranks of the j t “ e Democratic party, while Colquitt Democratic party in Georgia. j would probably be elected over any op- a professional politician. My judgment, on the contrary, is that as a people we have suffered very greatly in our material affairs by the encouragement given to this class, rendered unfortunately necessary by the frequency of our elections. For myself, I desire quietly to pursue my business occupation and to transfer to others the thankless task of an executive committeeman. I respectfully request, therefore, that the gentlemen who have seen proper to publish my name in the connection above indicated, will substitute that of some other person. In the matter of tbe pend ing guliernatorial contest, as generally in tlie exercise of my rights of franchise, I will form my opinions carefully and qui etly discharge my duly at the polls. Very respectfully, W. T. Mapp. COL. JOHN A. STEPHENS DECLINES. Crawfordville, August 16.—Editors Constitution: In your issue of yesterday, I see my name announced for the eighth Congressional district, as a member of the executive committee supporting Hon. Thomas M. Norwood for governor. This is the first notice I had of such appoint ment or intention of such action on the part of Mr. Norwood’s supporters. I do not know what are the duties or require ments of such a position, but to be con- destrov it. But if a few more papers of influence will follow tbe Telegraph and Mes senger in opposing tbe plau to bring out another candidate, I cannot but hope that the “minority,” seeing tbe utter hopeless ness of their scheme, will abandon it. I will only add that before the conven tion I was opposed to Colquitt’s renom ination; I will now vote for him, as every true Democrat ought to do. Yours very truly,. S. G. H. The great advance of agriculture in Geoigia, says the Raleigh Observer, is in dicated by the fact that up to 1874-75 the cotton crop of that State was only about 500,000 bales. Now it is about 900,000’ bales. This is due, in a great measure, to the use of fertilizers. For the season of 1875-76 there were Inspected in that State 60,000 tons of fertilizers; for 1S76-77, 80,- 000 tons; for 1S77-7S, 108,000 tons, and for the present season, *1S7S-S0,133,000 tons. Averaging the cost per ton at $40, Georgia paid out last year $5,320,000 for fertilizers. Her cotton crop at about $45 a bale will be worth about $40,000,000, . The crop of HP 1875-76, at the samel rate, was worth sistent with my views of the situation of about $22,500,000. This shows the value tbe Democratic party of Georgia on tbe gubernatorial question, and my duty in the matter, I must decline the position thus assigned me. And in doing so, I do not wish to he understood as reflecting in the least on tho high character of Mr. Nor wood—the purity of liis motives, or at tempting to discourage the cause he rep resents. Nor do I wish to he considered as treating his candidacy lightly, for I regard tlie iss ies presented by him to the people of Georgi as of the grav^t charac ter, and worthy of the serious considera tion of eveiy voter. My feeling and spmpatliies were in earnest accord with the minority in the convention, to the very last ballot. Though a delegate to that convention, I was prevented !fom being present by the illness of a member of my fami ly. I was,' however, there by proxy, and through him, withstood to the last the efforts to nominate Governor Colquitt. While my sympathies are with the mi nority in their avowed purposes of reforms in the State administration, I am not sure but tbe remedy proposed will in the end be worse than the disease. The undemocratic and tyrannical of fertilizers when judiciously applied. Sherman Refuses to Publish His Letters. Harrisburg, Pa., August 14.—Gen. Sherman parted from President Haye3 and his companions this morning, and taking an early train at Columbus, Ohio, came op to Altoona, where he met the Pacific train bound east. In reference to the Hancock correspondence he said: “Why should it be published? Tho let ters are private, and of no earthly inter est to the public. When application was made, in Gen. Hancock’s interest, to have the letters for publication, L said, ‘He can have his own, to do as he pleases with, but a31 am not a party in interest, I shall not give mine.’ The fact is, my letter to him was to reassure him about bis non-removal from Governor’s Island. I wrote to him, as I s do to all my officers, to keep his mind easy. There never was any desire, intention, or suggestion to re move him expressed or felt by the Presi dent* tbe secretaiy of war, or myseif.” The general looks remarkably well, and stood, with his sunburnt faeej on the platform, puffing his cigar smoke in the face of a forty-mile current of air. He sa|d.* “The President is well and in good spirits. He takes life easy, and has a great deal more political sense thau the people who carp at him. He will leave the White House when his time is up, and go as easily to his comfortable home as I would go to St. Louis. The general wore a black felt hat and a long linen duster, while he puffed away and received the congratulations of his fellow-passengers, all of whom felt at lib erty to take him by tbe hand and wish him God speed. “A young friend of mine was cured of an insatiable thirst for liquor, which had so prostrated him that he was unable to do any business. He was entirely cured by the use of Hop Bitters. It al layed all that burning thirst; took away the appetite for liquor; made his nerves steady, and he has remained a sober and steady man for more than two years, and has no desire to return to his cups. I know of a number of others that have been cured of drinking by it;”—From a leading railroad official, Chicago, Ill.— Times. augIS-2w. The Launch at Roachs’. The launch of the new iron steamship, City of Augusta, at Roachs’, yesterday afternoon, was a beautiful sight. As early as three o’clock people began to pass through the gates Into the large ship yard to look, to inspect the work, and get an idea if such a thing were pos3ible ia so short a time, how the great iron ships of America are built. To be permitted to enter such a yard, to look through the great works and see the massive ma chinery and the hundreds of men busy turning out parts, which, when put to gether, form the best and swiftest ships iu the world, is a privilege that anyone so favored should highly esteem. Tlie launch of yesterday was no ordinary affair. To see consigned to “the deep, blue sea.” as it were, a thing so vast, so beautiful and so perfect, is an inspiring sight. There were a great many people present yesterday. Ridley Park contributed a number, Me- flia sent down two large stages loaded with ladies aud gentlemen, the country methods adopted by the mqjority meets j was represented by several of its well my unqualified condemnation, and I; known citizens, our citizens attended by hope, for the sake of the party and its sa- j the hundreds, and far-off Georgia had cred principles, will never be repeated in her qnotapresent. New York and Phila- a Georgia convention. I do not, however, { delphia gentry were among the hundreds see, at this time, how the wrongs of the | who came to see how John Roach,- tho minority are to be righted by tlie course j veteran ship builder..sent his vessels off indicated without widening the breach j to sea. Those from" Geoigia were direct- between the two wings of the party—a • ly interested in the company for whom calamity greatly to be deplored. If this the ship was built. They arrived here at struggle goes on as it has commenced, and grows “fast and furious,” as it cer tainly will, I foresee its final settlement only in the umpirage of- the Republican party, noon yesterday, stopping at Appleby’s Co lumbia Hotel, and among tbe company were tbe following distinguished persons. Judge H. B. Tompkins, Col. E. C. An- dersoD, Capt. W. W. Gordon, Mr. and While I do not, lor the present, intend j Mrs. Wm. Wadley, Misses Sallie Ander- voting for Governor Colquitt, I do not son, R. E. Wadley, Florence Gooken, Mr. propose now to ally myself,with what I W. H. Danjels aud Mr. R. J. Larcombe, only see as a small fraction of the party at j of Savannah, Capt. F. E. Eve, Col. J. P. war with him; fori can see no good to : Verdery, Mrs. J. A. Butts, Mrs.George A. come of it, either to the party or the State. Whitehead, Misses Fannie Casey aud Sft- From my best information Governor Col- pbia de Antinar, of Augusta, Mrs. W. M. quitt is tne choice of a large majority of ■ Buchanan, and Miss Katie Ayres, otMa-- the Democratic party, and so iar as I am ■ con, Capt. P. E. LeFevre, of "New York, concerned they may take him with all the ! whom we have almost learned to recog- responsibilities such a charge carries with ■ nize as our citizen, were also present, it, and if he is as bad as many believe hin^ Most excellent places for witnessing to be, two more years Of Ins admmistra-j tlie launch were provided on the monitors tion will, perhaps, be the surest and Roauoke and Puritan, and steamer New- s P?. e< * l , e . st w . a y.®£ Anally g^ttmg.rid of him. port, all lying alongside. The decks of Similta simihbus curantur. these were thronged with spectators. . John A. otephens. j At four o’clock the works were stopped rri.. p .„„ - .. c ,„.v | for the rest ofthe day, so that all the < Campaign, in tne South. workmen could witness the launch, A Washington special to the Baltimore , an( j most of them remained to see the Sun says a Republican of much promi- I vessel overboard. nence, who was present at tbe Republican j About four o’clock the ship carpenteis conference in New York last week, was began to knock away the blocking, and. in the .city to-day, and told some of bis !. i “ le8 ? B &5 n .£? lf ,w, ho ^ rthis - 1vo , rk , political friends that the national e5dbu- tire .committee had decided to send a i timbers that liberal sum of money to North Carolina ! S ‘ P “ f ° r ' and Florida. The leaders have become I ' ara ' convinced that both States can be carried These timbers were severed, and the for Garfield with a proper effort, and to vessel immediately moved without aliiteh this end money aud speakers will be sent ] or G )e of a force-pump gracefully and to both States early next month. j majestically down tbe ways into the Representative Loring and Mr. Cabot.; Deleware. It was just 4:30 o’clock. As Lodge, a young Republican of much clo- - her bow dipped the water Miss Fannie queuee in Massachusetts, have, it is said, Casey, a beautiful young lady from the volunteered to go into the South and city lor which the ship was named, broke make speeches for Garfield. The feeling ’ the bottle of wine on her port side, and here among the Democrats is that tbe christened her the City ot Augusta. From more speakers the Republicans send South the bow of the vessel on the ways to the the better it will be for the Democratic ‘ water was 380 feet, and this distance she nominees, and that nothing will so quick- 1 passed over in twenty-four seconds, shoot- lv heal up tli6 differences in the Demo- in S out into tbe river amid the lmzzahs of cratic ranks as the presence of a number tbe merry crowd and t he loud shrieks of of Radical speakers, appealing to the eol- , tbe steam whistles. She was carried up ored voters to come out and vote the Re- , the stream a short distance by the tide, publican ticket, and try to obtain control and intercepted by tbe tug Juno, which of the State machinery again. J brought her to the lower pier, where those -•<>♦-• ou board were safely landed. The The Gold Seekers Admonished. launch was a most beautiful one, and re- The many thousand adventurous seek- fleets great credit on Mr. John Fountain, ers after grid and silver in the far West, ’ under whose charge it was. should meditate upon the fact that in the ] Everybody present seemed to admire July drawing of the Louisiana State Lot- ’ and enjoy it, and there was consigned ta tery, Mr. Jacob Rabiner, No. 590 Grand the water another ship which will be a fit street, New York City, drew one-half of monument of Chester’s handiwork, the capital prize,’ $30,000. Mr. Max | vessel is for the Ocean Steamship Stern, also of Jiew 5 ork City, drew a Company, of Savannah, to ply between similar sura. Messns. IN. Israil, H. Op- that city and New York. She is 320 feet penheim, and B. Rosenblum, of 91 Chrys- an( j g inches long, 40 feet 8 inches breadth tie street, New York City, drew' one-halt 0 f i jeam) am i 25 feet depth of hold. Hor ofthe second capital priee of $10,000. tonnage will be 2,000 tons, and she will Mrs. Eliza MeGrain, also of New York have ample accommodations for 125 first- City, (by Adams Express), drew one-half class passengers. Her engines will be of the third prize of $5,000, and Mr. Wil- • compound, very powerful, and the ship is Ham Matthews, of Mt. Vernon, -Westches ter county, -New York, drew a similar amount, and each one only paid one dol lar. Why, it almost makes a person de termine at once to write to Mr. M. A. Dauphin, No. 319 Broadway, New York City, or same person at New Orieaus, La., for the particulars of the next drawing on September 14th. 1 w expected to make very quick time. She will be fitted up very similar to the New port, lying at Roacli3’ yard very nearly ready io go away. She will he first-class in every particular, all the modern im provements will be added, and it is the Intention of her owners, who are a liberal and first-class company, and her builders, to put her on the sea equal in every re spect to any other vessel. Chester, vary naturally, has a warm feeling for the Ocean Steamship Company, because it comes here for all its ships, and we wtah Caroline Jones, of Columbia, Ta., says: “Send me one dollar’s worth of Tutt’s Pills, I find them to be tbe best medicine for aide headache aud indiges- the new vessel and tbe firm great success. tion I ever tried. My acquaintances have fallen in love with them, aud desire to have them. You have conferred a great blessing upon thousands of suffering fe males.” auglS-lw -Chester Times, August 16, Lyon’s Patented Heel Stiffener Is the only invention that will'make old. boot* straight-as new. lxo. *