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Ex-governor Bullock

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LSpecial Correspondence.] Atlaxta, Sept. 17. - Georgia has, since the days of the war, elected three men at different times as governor whose reputatious have extended far beyond the bordera of the state. Governor Brown, who afterward served in the senate, was perhaps the most powerful, and in some respects the shrewdest politically of any of them, as he was certainly the richest, and probably the richest man in the south. Governor John B. Gordon was the inost showy and niagnetic, if not the most popular, of these governors, and he has just been elected to the senate from which he resigned a dozen years or more ago that he might go into private life and make a fortune. The third of Georgia's governors who won a repute outside of his state in recent years was Governor Bullock. In some respects Bullock is a more typical Georgian tlian either of his distinguished associates in the gubernatorial chair. His influence with the farmers of Georgia has been very great, and it has been due to the fact that he personally k n e w what their embarra ss mente,! trials and cppor-1 tunities are. As; a young man he distinguís hed himself not so much by politioal activity as by veahng a sincere desire to show the farmers of Georgia what their magnificent opportunities were and how best to realize on them. Thus he was called from one end of the state to the other; he knew it perhaps more intiinately than any man in public life in that state; his face was familiar in the mountains of northwesteru Georgia and in the lowlands of the coast. He had a vast fund of inforniation, and was ahvays ready to opcáü to rarmers upon 'those subjects which were nearest to their hearts, telling themthings which it was an advantage for theiu to know, and tiras he won their highest regard. Not by the ordinary channels of political advancement was Governor Bullock promoted, but because he had become so thoroughly identified with the revival of prosperity in the empire state of the south. Bullock, perhaps more than any other man in that section, taught the Georgiana what a magnificent realm they had; showed them the wealth beneath their mountains and how to get at it; taught them how to realize on their splendid timber wealth, and in the farming communities preached them agricultura which was not shiftless and haphazard, but scientific and accurate. It 'was very natural, therefore, for the people of his Btate, and with one accord, to desire his election as governor, and his popularity was maintaWed while l.e held that office. Governor Bullock has been somewhat conspicuous of late in connection with Alliance affairs iu Georgia, although he is not actively identified with that movement. He is still a young and most vigorous man, and whether his political career be over or not, it is certain that he has a most active business career ahead of turn.


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