The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, June 27, 1884, Image 6

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A Characteristic Speech by Storrs.
After the Republican Nominating
Convention had finished its work and
adjourned, a loud call was made by the
assembled multitude upon Emorv A.
Storrs for n speech. Sir. Storrs 'took
the platform and responded a3 follows:
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: I under
stand perfectly well that this 13 no occasion
for speech-making. I understand perfectly
well that a great work has just been com
pleted, and that the men who hnvo been en
gaged in it are anxious to retire from the
arduous duties which they have been per
forming. The time has come, however, when
it is worth while to have it understood that
ibe preferences which have prevailed in this
convention ceased the very instant that the
convention had acted, and that, from this
tunc forward, there are no Logan men, nor
lllainc men, nor Arthur men. nor Edmunds
men; there are nothing but Republicans, iu
Miircd with unanimous conviction that the
ticket hore placed in nomination must suc
ceed. (Applause.)
1 am not a worshipper of the rising sun. I
am rarely a worshipper of tho risen suu. but
this convention has demonstrated one irreat
lesson: That the Ucpublican party, calling a
convention directly from the ranks of the
people, will nominate somebody's first choice
as a candidate for President. (Applause.)
That they have thi day done. Ho was not my
first choice, but he was the first choice of a
great majority or the Republicans or the
country. (Applause.) I bow to that first
choice. I don't beliovc in the supreme wis
dom of tho "remnant." (Laughter.! I don't
bclievo in the superiority of the minority. I
believe that everybody knows more than any
body And I bolievc that the majority of the
.Republican party of the Nation have more
political sense, sagacity, and judgment than
any minority that can be located anywhere
under tho faco of the shining sun. (Cheers.
It has demonstrated another thing: That,
with tho load of opprobrium that ha been
rolled upon the colored Republican oter of
the south, lie is stuUtast, unpurchu-ablc and
true. Applause.! It has demonstrated
another thing: That forthe first time in the
history of our Nation this great Republican
party tins placed at the head or the jrreat Na
tional Convention a man who twenty-five
ye.irs ago was a chattel, hut is to-day one of
it most distinguished and honored oitieus.
It litis demonstrated its integr.ty in the inter
est and purines of good go eminent bra
platlorm which has declared in lavor iifeverv
priiiciple and policy that has characterized
the party from its first iriorioti organization
down to to-day. It hits demonstrated that the
allection which the rank am! ltle entertain tor
a distinguished individual member of the
party lives and -survive-: all kinds or -lander
wild v-cars or detraction, and that it will at ta-t
elevate it- ideal to the lushest and most eoin
nmnding place in its councils. (Applau-e.l
'J he result will demonstrate this, that the
party is itself faithful.
The result ha- ali-o demonstrate 1 this, and
will demonstrate it. that while tl.on u-hn im-
vored the nomination of that distinguished
.-iJieii. that great tho purity oi who-e
life, the cleaul ncssot whine Administration,
and the wi-doin of whose policy have made
liepublican success a prnbibihty. thevwill
follow the decorous and the patriotic ebur-o
or their leader, and give to th-s nomination
their cordial, hearty, unfaltering, unh Hat
ing and unquestioning support. (Applaud.)
This proves the worth of character: for
when Chester A. Aithur. while the cheers
were waking the echoes here, declared, thiol
lung acioss the wire, that the nomination of
James Ci. Iilaine would meet his uiKpialilh-d
8iipiKH, the truthfulness of the man left no
room for question or for doubt: and .i0.t),itjQ
ol psople know that the promise will be kept
religiously and completely in its fullest and
amplest measure. (Appttn-c.) There is no
friend of ("enet-il Artnur who will not give
thi- nomination nil the sitiort that tie would
have given to ins leader. Men have come
here, citizens of a great Mate and lepresetu
aitir a great Statesman.
No man could lme voteil for neorce F. EiV
muuds who would not have H-lt an increase
ot personal self-rcsp-ci. and no man could
have spoken lor him who would not have felt
that it added to his intellectual staturu Tliere
is no lollower ot (Jeorae F. Kdiuunds who
win not give to James G. Hlaine tl.esime
hearty, unquestioning suppoit that the
rigiual supporters ot James ti. Maine will
nccord to" him.
jon.v . LOG AN.
It is unncccs-ary to bay that that great civil
ian soldi r,amau who came from the ranks or
private lire and h is illuminated our history
1) the most distiugui-no 1 military achieve
ments of any man recorded in its annals,
John A. Logan it require- no won! from me
to -ar that day unci m-jlit. in s aon and out
ot season, his supporters are tor tin- ticket
jin-i allot it. The time tor waving ot ha'id
kercluefs I past. Tin.-thro tor etliilgent -r.-t!iiis!a-iii
has gone by. Tin; time for the solid,
serious, solemn work ot this campaign begins
We have at the head of the ticket a man vv hit
is the spirit ot independent mid genuine Ih--puhlii-ini-in
made manile-t in the tle-h. We
Lave a man who b-heves in thcdiiriiitvot our
existence and ia the nctf-sity ol prV-eirmg
and maintaining it. We have. i man who b
lievce in giving no insults to any individual r
power, and will tamely -ubmit to t:o power
under tjod's heavens. (AppLuis-.. 'v have
.a man who believes thai this tout nent be
longs to us. and all ot it. (Applnu.-r.i We
have a man who li-lievi in the protection or
our large and multiplied industries: a man
w ho le icves. cud believes it m his soul, that
ttie pioduecr is more worthy tha-i the
pioi.uci, ami mat i:ie policy ot our (Jo.ens
ment i? not the cheap shoe, but the pros
perous -and happy shoemaker. We have a
man who the Nation, when It
makes any promise, must keep it. un i if
that promisj lo a prow-uou to th- citizen,
it must protect that citizen wherever lie miiv
be, c.-en at the cost or war. Cpplau- j We
have a man at the head nf our ticket who
Itelieveu that a Na engagement
means something -olid ami saleuiii,
and that underneath the stars no
man renting under the Hag on any r ot
of ground shall h ivc his ritit to vote chal
lenged and the counting of that vote as cast
tiuostioned. We have a man who be.iiM cs
xappcitcd by another who believes that
the piiit of our institutions Mauds proudly
cnthtoned among the stars, and that, when
the poorest and humblest citizen i- insult -1
and outraged in lus rights, that spirit will
comedown with sword and -lucid, take the
luivcnng and tn-mhling black man br the
hand, lead him safely through the tiles i.r the
enemy until he can rote, and -peak, and think
as he pica-OS. (Applause.) This i our plat
form. Tlioso are our candidate. Your sec
ond choice, selected with a unanimitv itlmo-t
marvelous in great com cut ion- ot" thlschar
acter, had every trace or Democratic blool
tired out ot him when the first shot exploded
noon the walls or Sumter. From that timu to
ttiis uudcviating. unwavering, and unfalter
ing, there has never been a Itepuhlican Idea
or which John A. Logan has not been a vig
orous and aggressive, an eloquent and coura
geous champion. (Applause.) We havo the
ical spirit of the fiber or the partv embodied
und illustrated by this great ticke't. Wo hare
a platform broad enough for every citizen to
Maud upon.
"The ight is closing down upon us. tho old
lijlwlism or the Democratic partv Is not rot
gone. Anolher convention will be held hero
next month. Ti.'dcn will probablv 1m nomi
nated. It is possible that hois already dead
(laughter and applause), but with the slyness
a nil c-Ltst I mi... . n f I. r
the wrong time. (Laughter.) During nlftho
War it w us in favor of peace. After the War
had ceased it raied the devil in tho South.
When the greenback was a necessity it
spurned it as unconstitutional, and when the
necessity ceased it swore we should have
nothing in the heavens but greenbacks.
(Applause and laughter.) Thus it has been
with that crooked. incomprehensible
party the demon of political cusedness ami
the embodiment of nil that is wicked. It
wonts us to look toTilden as its prospective
representative, who weighs ninety pounds
and is uniblo tohear. and is remembered only
because ho was the architect of tiie most un
successful fraud ever engineered in Ameri
can politics. (Loud applause.) He is pitied
because the fraud did not succeed. 1 have
no sympathy with him for that reason. Dem
ocrats tell mo, "Wo will nominate Tilden."
That is a sentiment. 1 say to them, "For
God's sake, if you havo got a sentiment, stick
to it (laughten: it is the only one you have
got: you havo not had any in a quarter of a
century. You are situated like the man with
one pair of pants; you can not be critical: it
is these trousers or nakedness." (Luugtitcr
and cheers.)
Now, gentlemen, this is no defensive cam
paign. Don't you forget it. 1 presume that
before the campaign is closed you will hear
something or the Mulligan letters. I remem
ber very well, in 1SS0, you might tell a Dem
ocrat that bis party had opposed the war, and
he was dumb: you might tell him that it had
opposed the conscription law, and he was
speechless: you might say to him that he had
wrought against the draft, and ho waslstill si
lent; you might charge him with having un
dertaken to destroy the National existence,
the National credit and the National honor,
and he had not a wonl to say: but along
toward the close or tho campaign this Demo
crat whom you haJ thus addressed, silent and
utterly unable to answer your arguments,
would nwaken you at midnight bv a mysteri
ous scratching on the sidewalk, and you would
find as the onlv answer this Democrat, nroue
on his belly, writing with great anxiety and
with great pain, the three wrong-side out, .
(Laughter and applause.!
I have seen in one or their ultitform that
they proposed to enter on business with no
capital except the purity or their principles.
(Laughter.) Was there ever such it bankrupt
concern with such a capital? (Laughter.!
They snv that that is nil thej- have to oiler Tor
tho suffrages of the people. My Cod! mv
friends. A man that will work on these
terms will work Tor iiothiugand board him-Hf.
daughter and cheers.i What would you think
of that dear, delightful old daisy, it she could
take physical form, which we call the Demo
cratic partv, entering into business upon-the
purity of her principles.' She has Kept a house
or political ill-tame Tor more than twenty
years. (Laughter and cheers.) he has en
tertained every dishonest political notion and
every disreputable political tramp on the
continent during that period of time. (Ap
plause.) A milTRAlT Or THE PEMOCK 1TIC I'AHTV.
I think I -ee her marching un to the ingen
uous American eitiz.en. with her shawl twisted
around her shoulder-, with brass jew elrv in
her e-irs. out at the toe-, with a drunken leer
of -illy invitation in her eye. with maiden
coync.-s: prore-sing to do busineon the pur
it or her principles. (Laughter and applause.)
1 would not Tor the world siyum tiling disro
spectful or the Democratic p'artv. (Laughter.!
1 here are certain thing- about it that attract
me: but I regard it a little as I do a water
spout, winch I like to look at rrom a di-tance,
but dislike to get too near it: and when I see
one or its processions and wo will see
matiyof them during this campaign I reel
about them n-, our old triend Miode, in this
Mate, when he described an experience oT his
own In the Itiackhawk war. He said: "lly
the dim light ot the -etting sun, on a distant
eminence. I saw a hostile band. Thev were
gentieni'-n without hats: I did not know who
who they were, but I knew verv well they
were no friends ot mine." (Laughter ami ap
plause.) Now. then, gentlemen. It is getting late (cries
of "Co on!"i, but 1 may not have another
chance to make a speech before to-morrow
night, and I want to make the best ot this. I
am in tor the war. (Laughter.) 1 urn very ghul
always to sec a Democratic plat foi in when it
is wheeled out early in the campaign. Have
you ever looked at it? It is one of the most
eiiriously-constructcd pieces or machinery
perhaps in the world. It looks verv becom
ing and proper at a little distance. The edges
are strung around witli gingham; the old
crevices lined up won putty: it is white
washed, and its general look is reputable and
fair; but it is like a whitcd -epulchre: it won't
stand water. It is like the spotted dog ot Dan
Richmond's which he took under his coat
coming hack in a thunderstorm; he saw that
the spots were all washed into the dingiest
brown, and he exclaimed: "I know-now what
that man on Deacon street meant when ho
took that dog out from the ba-ement. lie
said to me: Mi-ter. there is an umbrella goes
with that dog.'" (Laughter.) The thing won't
1 want you to contemplate the position or
the Democratic party on the tariir. They are
in the condition ot the steer just having
jumped over the fence thev can neither
hook in front nor kick liehunl. Laughter.
They are utterly worthless either lor aggres
sive or delen-iveiiurpos-s; they can not claim
that they were for protection, because the
Democratic party wa the author ot this n
markab e lion.-uital scheme; they can not
claim that they were for the reform of the
revenue, becau-e Democratic oios I teat the
tariir. They are without fl.ed political prin
ciples on any iue-tion e.cept the idea that,
a the iiii says: "The Republicans must go."
They say they require acliangc. So do we. ami
we are going to havo one. When his honor-
a:ne career -nan nave closed a career that
has reflected credit upon him-elf and upon the
Nation here and throughout the world when
Chester A. Arthur shall have resigned the po
sition which he has filled with such distin
guished ennlit to him-elf ami the Nation, we
will have a change, and James C. lllainc will
assume hN place. (Cheers.) W change occa
sionally from one shepherd tlog to another,
but we neverchange from any shepherd dog
to any wolf under Coil Almighty's heavens.
Now. gentlemen, you are going to be es
corted from this place by a bund of music.
Musi? is in nil the air. I teel its old pulsings
in my very veins tonight. I Know what this
feels like, and I know what tin' awakened ex
citement and enthusiasm ot a great and
mighty patty indicate. (Applau-c.) I hear
the old songs or ilie old days. I -ee the old
flag, with every star gli-teniug like a planet,
filling all the skies. I -ee the oid proces-ion
formed. I care not w here my place in th-it
proeess.on may In- whether it be up in the
front, under the light or the hit 8-cd old ban
ner, or flown near the rear I listen to the or
der "Forward." and I march, as vou will
march, with your races toward the Hag. (Loud
applause and chcers.1
asMe -every dividing thought. let no division
come in among us. Lot us crown the goid
work at Chicago with good work in our Mate
Convention the Ilth or thi month, and with
victory in November. Let us show our Demo
cratic friends that the fight js not a def ensiv o
one. except as they will have to take care of
themselves it they would not get run over.
Growth of the Keiiubliran Party.
oiramicu.viiiTOoi me uuuior or the cipher
-dispatches, he might be dead two years ami
never let anybody know. (Laughter.) We
will run substances ngainst shadows. We win
run living, breathing men. with imnn o.i
flesh, and muscle and appetite, against
ghostly reflections such as he. (Applause and
- i-iughtcr.) They tell us that he' may carry
JNew oik. New ork is a great, practical,
splendid business sttatc jt ttS nv a
gttod fortune to be born there. It is "the old
.Empire Mate. It stands like the angel or the
.Aiiocarypse with one foot resting upn the
c i avd the other upon the land, the
mistress of both. It has the spirit or Hlaine
and Logan In its boom. (Applause.) The old
Republicanism or that State which challenged
thediabolism or Democracy thirty years a-o
has still within its heart tho old undying and
imperishable l.inh. (Applause.) Itwillcarrr
this banner, you may ret assured, forward
through thestorms and fires of the conflict
upo-a w hich we arc u bo tit to enter to triumph
n& to victory. (Applause.) There maybe
those who will hesitate and falter bv the road
side. There may be those who will weary in
this magnificent march. The campaign is
tiow upon us. We have no time for liniments
or poultices. We can not stoo to heal the in
firm. The lame men must foil behind, the
cripp'es be relegated to the rear. The grt-Ht
healthy, splendid marching or the Itcpiiblie
.an millions taking up this banner will place
jt, you may be mre, ujton the topmost emi
nences of magnificent victory. (Applause.)
I have never seen the time. I never expect
to see it, when I can debate with myself
m here is tic choice between the Itepuhlican
and the Democratic party. One, with its
(thinlng and glorous record of great decds,and
tho other with a career leprous with sin and
.PItotteJ frith iniquities, never in all its
Hn'jovr has done the right thing except at
BSy-Mr. IMainc may not bo our ideal
cnmlidatc, but as the representative of
the Kopubliean party, as an outspoken
exponent of the cause of protection, a-:
the advocate of sound business and
tinancial principles, as tho friend of
labor, ho is better than any Democrat
that can be named, from Tilden up or
down. Troy Times Hep.).
jBSTArc the mugwumps against the
ticket? The mugwumps are against the
ticket. Why are the mugwumps against
the ticket? The mugwumps are against
the ticket because the plain people
made the ticket without consulting tho
mugwumps. Wo trust the lienceness
of the mugwump position is satisfac
torily explained. Philadelphia I'rcss.
J63?The man and the hour have met
The voice of a sovereign people calling
in thunder tones for tho leader of its
choice has been heard. No sudden im
pulse has stirred them. The long pent
up waters which have twice shaken
their barriers to the very foundation
have at last swept awtvy all opposition,
and are now deluging the country witli
a mighty flood of enthusiasm Albany
JtS?"The New York Post parades the
names of tho New York JlcralJ,
Kveninq Telegram, Boston Herald,
Springlield J'cpublican, Philadelphia
llccord, Philadelphia Times, Chicago
Times and Chicago News as papers
that have bolted Blaine and Lo
gan's nomination! We believo it to
be a fact that not one of these papers
ever supported a Republican candidate
for President sinco the party was
founded or they were started. Having
got along without their help heretofore,
the Republican party will try to exist
in the absence of their support here-1
aucr. Lfucago lnottne.
Senator Harrison's Speech.
When the news of Blaine's nomina
tion reached Indianapolis an impromp
tu ratification ineeting was held at
which Ben Harrison mada the following
Wo aro hero to-night, my ffjllow-eitfcens. In
this hasty and Informal meeting to express
our opinion that our delegates at Chicago
made a good ticket. We are here to ratify
the nominations which have been made tor
President and Vice-President bv the assem
bled delegates from all the States of tho
Union at Chicago. We are here to sty:
"Whatever our tlr-t choice may have been,
that as Indiana Republicans, always true, we
are ono and all to-night tor. tames G. lllauie,
of Maine, and John A. Logan, of Illinois I
believe 1 voice a sentiment which even the
enemies of Mr. Hlaine concede when I -ay
that he was the first choic-i of more Repub
licans in the United Stutci than any other
man and possibly any other three men that
were named. Why is it that he has taken this
great hold upon tho people? Why is it that
here in Indiana, where, ujton so many of our
rostrums, his magical voice has been heard In
defense ot Republican principles why is it
that in all the great centers of Republican
strength in this country, or all those States
where Electoral votes are given to ratify in
November the choice of the convention
James U. Hlaine has such a hold upon the
hearts of the people? It is because he has
been the bold, tearless, and agre-sivo de
fender and champion of Republican princi
ples from the organization of the party until
Some of our Democratic friends have ex
pressed tho fear that we would be compelled
to make a defensive campaign with James G.
Hlaine as our candidate. My fellow-citizens,
James G. lllainc and John A. Logan never
fought a less defensive fight in their lives.
They havo always allowed the othor fellows
to ilo that. Tho Democrat who talks now
about a defensive fight, when Hlaine and
Logan lead, will probably be uttering that cry
on ttie run over his shoulder before tho cam
paign is over. Ulaint! has never crossed
swords with an adversary that he has not
fought the tight out bravely to the end. Not
at all. I am here to -ay that we shall open
this campaign by a charge alongthe line upon
un adverary whoso camp I aiready in
mutiny. Some timid people fear that Mr.
ltlaine will involve the country in war. Some
over-cautious business men affect to believe
that the even current of their money-getting
will be disturbed by tho aggre-sive foreign
policy winch they supposed he would inau
gurate. My no one has ever
accused Mr. Hlaine of being a looL He has
-onie ideas upon foreign affair-., and I am
glad ot it. They are iaro. lie had begun to
organize them into a sy-tem when he laid
flown the portfolio or State. Xow. what sort
or a foreign policy did his dispatches fore
shadow? one in which this country should
play the bully? One in which we -hall, with
out cause, insult or deny the just rightsof miy
foreign Government? Not at ad. Do we not
all desire that we shall have a manlv foreign
policy? One that shall not be characterized by
such timidity as not to lift a manly protest
when any wrong is done in any foreign
country to the humblest American citizen?
What was it Mr. Hlaine propo-cd to do?
Ilrieiiy und chiefly he propo-ed to call a Con
gress lor consultation a- to the mutual inter-c-t-ot
the Nations or the Continent a meet
ing or our sister Republic-, not for the pur
pose oi aggression: larirom it. it was tliat
we might exercise our tnentlly ollices in the
interests of peace and -table government
among these people where government has
been so unstable: where the existing regimes
are so tre-piently overturned as to bring pros
tration to ali private enterprises. It was that
we might e.xtcn-1 a kindly haini to these peo
ple to help them on to a higher civilization,
and that we might In return enjoy s tine or
that great commerce which (Sreat Uritain
monopolizes tot lay. We are living near these
people. 'I hey are striving to Imitate u- in the
experiment of free government. Vet we aro
without influence. It has been a -tanding
shame that our relations to these South Amer
ican Governments have been tuch that
neither we nor they hav e enjoy Al any or the
ben-nts or good neighborhood. Mr. It aine
proposed io remetiy tins couiessc.1 omission
in our foreign policy. A Congress ot these
Nations was the leading feature ot his brief
administration ot the State Department.
There was nothing to d.sturh business in tint
policy, but much promise of a new market
lor our surplus. Nobodv wants war. It is a
la-t resort, but every self-respecting Ameri
can docs believe in maintaining the proper
dignity, honor ami iutlucncf ot this great Na
tion. I am in favor or putting upon the sea
enough American ships armed with the most
improved ordnance to inforce the just rights
or our petiole against any foreign aggressor.
It is a good thing In the interest or the peace
ot commerce to show tho Mag of our navv in
the ports where tha flag ol commerce is un
furled. It opens thewav to trallie ami gives
security to our citizens dwelling in thuse re
mote lauds.
I have digressed a little in this talk aliout
Mr. Hlaine'- foreign policy. Neither he nor
we propose any policy that shall imperil the
ipiiet oi thi- country, unless having eh-ju-t-cd
every peaceful mea-ure I iieie should re
main no other recourse but war.
Hut when that K-ue come- the patrioMc !
braveboartsof his countrymen wi I "respond
inni uto dignity aim inn uoni-r ot ttie country
:ind Iht s.if et v nt hii ei!isin ttitit li tn.iiii.
tained. even If the money-getter-. su;rer tem- j counted the result in favor of Have
'"ffiSK; sava wonl about our i Aether factor which had now begun
candidate lor the Vic-l'ie-idencv. General I to "Pirate in favor of the Democrats
John A. Logan. Is there a soldier her that ' temporarily, but tfainst them in the
ilou t love him: is there a member of tie ,,,: ,.,, ,T... ,i,. . ;,.:..,:.-1 .- i-
Grand Army that does not kindle wuh en- lir n. as their intimidation policy
thiisiasm at the mention or the naiiie or their tn the .south. J he ctittingoll the black
distinguished comrade, u-o'.dierof two wars, t vote in the Southern st-ifos i-t. ml. ...... I
with tluee wound- In hi bod v. won in honor-1 , - . ,, Ulli. T " , U,t r,',k'l-,d
able fight for his country? Aii upright, man- ' aroe ?ain-i in tic Northern States nec-
The Kepublican party won its first
victory twenty-four years ago, as a
minority party which" had polled but
little more than two-fifths of the votes
of the country. About 1,800,1)00 per
sons had voted for i, against 2,800,000
voting against it. Its adversaries were
at heart of like views and principles.
They all believed in saving slavery at
any price. A division of their adver
saries into three mutually hostile fac
tions was then essential to give tne Re
publicans their lease of power.
The convention which has just ad
journed assumes by tiie fearless vigor of
its platform ami by the uncompromising
quality of its nominations that the Re
publican party is now in a position to
fear neither the open assaults of its
united enemies nor the seditious insur
rections plotted bv its half-wav friends.
Though it says this pointedly, there is
no fear on tho part of anv of its mem
bers that its language is imprudent or
will provoke defeat
Such facts indicate that during tho
twenty-four years it has been in power
the Republican party h:is gained more
than a million of voters from its ene
mies, independently of the increase of
both parties by increase of population.
It is interesting to note the successive
contingencies by which the Republican
party has steadily been maintained in
power by the acts of its enemies, when
it would have lacked the numerical
power to rule if its enemies had not co
operated to keep it in power.
In 18(J4 it was kept in power as a mi
nority party by the fact that one-half
numerically of the Democratic party
were out of the Union and lighting to
keep out, while the other half was shed
ding oil" to the Republican party, as re
enforcements, everv Democrat who had
tho patriotism to light or vote for the
In 18b'S the collapsed Democracy of
the South were keeping them.-clves out
of the power to vote by their ill con- ti
ered etlbrts to keep ttie black men from
becoming effectively free. This com
pelled a total reconstruction of the
Southern State Oovontments and the
adoption of such amendments to the
Constitution as would preclude the re
turn of the rebels to power until there
had been a complete accession of the
blacks to freedom. In 18G8, therefore,
the Republican party though .-till a
minority party triumphed because ttie
excesses of the Southern Democrats
compelled the people to go slowly in
re-enfrauchis ng the rebel whites, and
swiftly toward the re-enfranchisement
of the Southern blacks. It is probable
mat at me close ot the war neither Lin
l coin. Grant. Sherman, Stanton, nor anv
of the members ot either House of Con
gross expected to accomplish the im
mediate complete enfranchisement of
the blacks, but the tyrannical efforts of
the Southern and Northern Democrat
to thrust the emancipated race back
into the old status quo ante-bellum com
polled the forward movement.
In 1X72 the forward movement had
been accomplished, and the Democrat
united could probably have outvoted the
Republicans. Some" kind Providential
influence, however, persuaded them to
nominate Greelev, and enough Demo
crat.- refused to vote for him" to secure
his de'eat.
In 1.S76 a majority of tiie popular
vote wa actually cast for Tilden, but
the electoral count was in doubt, am
','" the Electoral Commission by one vote
Brief Hlograpliioat Sketches of James G.
ltbiine, Candidate for Ieiunt, and
John A. Logan, Cauilidate forVIce-rrcs-Itieiir.
Tho ltlca llerahl, in presenting a brief bio
graphical sketch or Mr. Hlaine to its readers.
prefaces it with the following appreciative re
marks. Tncy are interesting because they
appear at the homo of Ko-coo Conkling. who
has been, rightly or wrongly, credited with
un intention to oppose the ticket:
-The life or .lames G. It alne has been Hrcd
in the light of the world. No public question
has arisen in this eventful period upon which
his convictions have not been strong, unit
never any doubt in the mind of any one as to
ju-t wiiat tlwy were. The intense personality
which has uttnehnd to him these thousands of
persona! friends by ties that only death can
break, has made him enemies also, who have
been .-o bitterly his enemies that they have
thought it worth their while to oppose that
natural consummation of his career which
yesterday secures, and have twice rejoiced to
turn the choice or National conventions to
other men just as the honor seemed within his
reach. Ttie man in public life who has not
enemies is apt to lack the virile manhood
which mark-every act in tho life or Hlaine.
We do not believe that Hlaine ev er had an en
emy yet who did uotlikehim while hedi-!iked
him: who did not regard him as every inch a
man, and cherish a secret repect for those
qualities of head and heart which compel the
ma s to low and admire him. The
Nutional Conwii'iou has giwn tho people the
man thev wan:, titer w.ll luKcgocd care that
James G. HUinc U the net President of tho
United States."
.Mr. Hlaine was born in Union Township.
Washington County, Pa., m 1SSU. When but
seventeen year- ot ase he was graduated,
with the lir-t honors. of his class, front the
College ot Washington and Jefferson, in that
State. Shortly afterward he went to Ken
tucky and entered upon fin active biisini si
or life, by 1-ecouung professor of mathematics
in ttie vvetern .Military institute, at lime
lack spring. In l-.c! he went to Main where
he first became one or the editors and pro
prietors ot" the Kennebec Jiiuimu. Itetiring
Irom the Kennebec Jurud in 18.17, he was
artt rward editor of th" Portland Alvrtter
two years, retaining his home in Augusta, and
in l-0 clo-cd his cd tonal career. Meanwhile
ho had become a nrnmim-nt and increas
ingly strong man in the politics ot the!
Mate. KIccn-il as a reprt -ciitamc to the
Legislature in Is.'.s. )t served in the Hou-e
tour years ho'tlii.g tht oihce fit" Speaker the
last two. He w:s dt-ctetl to the National
House or Kepre-eiitatives in 1-ei. and enter
ing upon hi-duties there devoted himself to
the tirni support of the administration, then
engaged in tnc war lor the pn orraiitin ot
the l ill" n. He was an energetic worker in
commit es of wh eh he was a member, mid
a powerful tettater u:-in ilie floor of the
)Iou-c. Ouriug hi-C'oiigie-.-ional career, m
ISjT. he made a trip to Lurope. In t-fiJ h
wad ch-ctcd to tin o!hi cor :-pea er. which he
held in three .ni- e in Cuiigies e-. letiring
from theciiaii Manh t. 1-75. lie continued
a meuil c- itf the Hou-f until July 7. K,
when lie res' gned Lis s-.u to accept mi ap
pointment a I'mfcl Mates Senator, to till
the vacancy cau-ed by Hon. Lot M. Morrill"
acccptance or the or Secretary fit
the I'icusiiry. The same vear he was
elected i-enator lor the rull term bt
giniug on the expirati n or the term
for which Mr. Morrill hud hi en elected.
The Presidential campaign or l-7t; found
Mr. Itlatue in the field a.- uneof the candidates
torthe Kt-publii an nomination, which, how-
ever. In Lined to secure. He sup orteft ln
-uecessfii! rival. Itutherford It. iia.-e-. with
wl.o-e .tliniirstratioii he was in s uipaihy as
a member of the .-enate. Again" in l-Sii lm
wa- on the li-' from which the Itepuhlican
p.irtv made ehoi'-i tit its nominee, anil m the
memorable convent. on of that ve irhis friends
he'd together long mill firmly ngaiest the ta
mous.i: of f-Piesiilent Grant and tn-stubborn
minority which finally comiti-Kcil the
nomination of a u'iipromise candidate. Mr.
lil.uue becoming secre'aryor Matt; in Piesi
dent Garfield Cabinet. Atler the ueath of
the President ht retained In-j.,ace in tiie Calt
inet miller President Arthur a brief cried,
wiieii he resigne I. S-iue his resignation he
has held no public oMiec. but inisdevoted him
self to wnfi'-g a history fit pub ic events dur
ing his career in congress.
ly. tearless, honest man as ever uvea is John
A. Logan. These are our candidates. The
one has been the idol ot his partv and is en
throned to-day in tl-eiraGTcctions. "Talkabout
these oltl stones! His ow n Stte hassim e ap
proved him by election to the highest oihce m
her gift. Nor can I f.'rget that who
passed through a cumim
Ptcsidcntial chair, taking with him the ailec
tion and confidence ot th pcop. Icim-d
upon and trusted James G. Hlau-.e. I can not
forget, my countrymen, that on that sad
morning, when going upon his flr,t. touror
pleasure from the vexations which had sur
rounded the opening of his Administration,
that he was leaning upon the ami or James
G. Hlaine. in the tuil trust or friendship, when
the assassin's bullet struck him down. I
would not hav you forget that Garfield gave
the sanction of his conservative judgment to
the mtich-aliiised policy.
No: tills will be no defensive campaign. Our
Democratic friends will haru to look ,
where than in a gravcvunl fora man who can i .. .,!;... I ,,-).:..i.
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e.s-ary to avert ueiear, anil they came.
In I8S0 the Kepublican party, not
withstanding the lorced suppression, of
a considerable portion of its popular
vote in the Southern States, received
Isn to the j bv the ollicial count 4, 149,0.": votes.
against 4.4 li.O.'J.'i cast for Hancock.
Conceding the ollicial count in that
election to have been an ol'ie'al fraud
it proves all the more plainly that the I a
Kepublican partv is clearlv the maori- i V,
ty party of the country. Duriiiij twenty-four
years it has absorbed from its
adversaries and created by infranchiso
ment such a body of voters that it will
itself ca-t mmv votes at the approach
ing election than all the four parties
voted for I.menlti
urive iiiame tto ins mtrcnelimcnts. lie . . . .. ... i . ,,
stands upon all or the great is-ucs s-piare with lreckenndge, Dotlgla-s and Hell cast
his party and he ha-go stood rro:n the begin- in 1-S(j0.
Illll-T. DO those tilisilless.nieii l-Iio fpsir llliiim,
understand that he has boon always right
oi:m:i:vi. .ioii.v v. i.ooan-.
Of t!.e nominee of the Convention for tho
Viee-I'resitiency the i.i it s:iys:
"The ehaiic or the National Convention for
Vict-Pre-ideiit vva-mule with all thetc'of of
acclamation, and wa- particularly appropri
ate, in view or tne reat on- or John A. Logan
to the canvass tor the Pi esuleiicy. General
Logan w:t- the choice of his iintivt State tor
the iir-t pkti on the ticket; mid he was the
choice of Illinois, notwithsraiidnig the tact
that theie is am-ng the Hei-iiblicaus ur that
State the -arm Invcuud admiral o i tor James
G Hlaine that cv'-ts in eveiy other tpmr'er
tit" the Nation. Among the citiens of
the I'mlcd Matt than whom a more Iojul
body of It.-pulilican- does n0i exist General
Logan wa- a prune tuvorite evcrv where lor
the I'ic.-iileiiti-il nomination. In the conven-t,-on.
In-friend- whin thev abated no jot of
their 7eal for th"ir Candida e. were tin tir-t
to ieeogtiii an l le-poml to tin popul ir will,
and their ballots actut ved a nomination
had lieto'ne inevitable. Tnere is antl alw-.ivs
has existed between tie- candidate for Presi
dent ami v ice-Prtideiit the warmest eer-o-ial
1 1 icnd -lop and inn u ;I tcr.irdaiidaamir.iiinu.
And vet so tar a- either has !mn nieiitilled
with divisions in the party ranks, they have
not been together, and tin joint nomination
-ignahe- tti re.itliness and determination of
the party to t buti-rate and aban Ion tho-e di
visions altoge
the civic and the volunteer war
Lucy Larcom. the poet and writer,
-as formerly a Lowell mill-girl. Bos
ion iW.
"Mr. Corcoran, the Washington
millionairess proud to remember that
his father was a cobbler, aud keeps tho
parental Mgn-board as bric-a-brac.
E. Hewlett, colored, and John C-
Shca, white, have formed a law part
nership in Washington, which creates
quite a commotion. Washington Fast.
Henry George," says a London
correspondent of an Irish paper, "was
asked in my presence if he would run
for a Scotch constituency, and he re
pl ed, I guess not; I would then be in
sligiblo for the Presidency of the United
George W. Jones, to .whom was
first applied tho phrase "The Watchdog
of the Treasury, is living at Fayette
ville, Lincoln County, Tenn., in robust
health at the age of eighty years. Ur.
Jones served in Congress for eight con
secutive terms.
Having lost her -inging voice,
Ainiee will next season come to Ameri
ca to act in dramas. "When I can't
speak," she lately said, "I'll go into
pantomime. There's nothing like adapt
ing one's self to circumstances.' Chi-ca-jo
Inter Uccan.
Charles O'Conor did not desire to
five. Wiien the dot tor tirst prescribed
for him he was particular to inquire as
to the nature of the medicine. "I do
not want to take anything that will pro
long life,"' he said. "I want only that
which will keep ine from pain." X. i".
.Judge Poland, of Vermont, who
has always worti a blue sw:.How-taiIcil
coat, with brass button--, during the
twenty years or so that he has been in
public life, and has been known as
Kra-s-t Mounted Poland." created a
sensation in Washington the other day
by appearing in a Prince Albert coat of
the latest and most fashonable cut.
airs. Stratum better known as Mrs.
Tom Thumb, the widow of the dwarf,
is fiuite sen-itive as to her size, and
will only receive the mo-t neccessary
help from others on that account. For
example, when she enters a railway
car, she seats herself, at some incon
venience, by a nimble backward jump,
rather than accept the aid of another
to lift her into a scat. Once settled in
place, the tiny little woman sits upright
in prim dignity. The companion who is
always with her never oilers to assist
on Mich occasions, in accordance with
Mrs. Stratton's well-understood desire.
Hartford 1'osi.
"Bye-bye. love," he murmured, as
ho started down to his office in the
morning, and she d:d to the extent of a
fifty-dollar bonnet. He says good-morning
Why is a very modest young lady
rier: It i-a lomhmaiioii which euil.lK- thu she said, rising. "Ah. there he comei
achieve neat-or the Iteiniblican pmtv in the ! i i . i. .t . i i i ..
hails of I.g:-Ia:ion and the ruddy batU.-iiel.l. now J"hn, take that lady S letter U
John A. Logan is the lepre-entative citieii the pot-otlictf." A", i" -VcM-f.
upon thos-i tpicstions affecting the business
interests of this country that had to be solved
before we came to this condition of a sound
currency and a silver basis Tor all business
enterprises.' He also stands with his party
upon all or those great measures in which the
Mooring masses or thecountry are interested.
Mr. Hlaine -funds tonight square with his
party upon the proposition embodied in our
platform at Chicago that wo do not want in
this country imported contract labor. I be
lievo in h-ttlngany man who wants to become
a citizcnaimie here ir he comes or his ovvn
impulse: but I do not believo, nor does he bo
lievc. nor tloes the Itepuhlican party believe,
in imported gang lattor. Contracts made in
loroign lands are made nt foreign prices, and
the competition U unfair. Labor contracts
should be individual.
Mr. Hlaine believes in that in what the Iti
puhlictin party has declared to be Its policy of
preserving the public lands of this country
tor actual settlers. There was u time In our
history when we thought our public domale
was inexhaustible. There was a time when
our Pacific SIopo lay separated by weeks or
travel rrom us over sandy plains in slow
coaches. There was a sentiment we might
well aid in tho construction or some railroads
to the coast. Hut that work has been done,
and we stand, as ho stands to-day, in dcren-u
or the principle enunciated at "Chicago that
tho land not fairly earned by these comp mies
should be returned to the public domainc,
and that what Is left of the public domain
suitable for agricultural uses shall tie saved
for the actual settler in small tracts. Tho
public mind has been aroused bytheract that
foreign capitalists, lords, and nobles of the
Old Country havo come hen ami acquired
vast tracLs of our public domain. Public
indignation and interest havo been ex
cited, and we have Siid it must stop.
I would not dispose of an acre
of public land otherwise than under the
Homestead laws. My tellow-citu'ens, I can
not run through the discussion of all of these
questions rormulatcd in our piatrorm and
upon which our candidates stand a the repre
sentatives or tho .sentiment or the party. I
challenge any man to show where they are
out of line with it. We extend our Kepublic
an friends in other partsof Indiana and ofthe
United States our hearty congratulations
upon the nominations at Chicago, and we
promise to give the Electoral vote to
the nominees. The old ticket is too slflw.
This battle upon which we -have started is to
be fought not upon dead issues ot the past,
but upon the living ones of the present. My
fellnw-cltwons. as Republicans, standing up
on the threshold of this campaign, let us put
The frreat dutv which now devolve
upon tho administration of Pre-ident
Arthur is to see that the undeveloped
Southern Kepublican vote is protected
aud permitted to manifest itself.
In Mississippi, where the total white
population of voting age is only lOSiVH
by the census of 16). ami the colored
population of voting age is lrJO.'-TS. it
is absurd that the vote for Hancock
should be 7.3,750 ami the vote for Gar
field only ;J4.8.j 1. Why should nearly
100,000 blacks abstain from voting? In
South Carolina.also.Ute total white male
population of voting age is 86,900,
against a like colored population ol
113.836. while the vote in 18S2 was 67,
lo8 Democratic and 17,719 Republican
101,000 Republicans remaining at
home and less than -.'OiOO Democrats
failing to vote. These anomalies arc
the result of fraud and force. When
they shall have been corrected the pop
ular progress made by tho Republican
party in twenty-four voars will appear
in the "ollicial count' as strong as it
is in fact. Chicago Inter Ocean.
nomination their usual loyal
Nor is it to be
ftSr Whatever the Republicans ol
other States may do. those of Massa
chusetts can assuredly do no less than
give the
doubted that when the Republicans ol
this State come to view "the Chicago
nomination in all its aspects, they will
find it an appeal to that New England
pride which they share in common
with their brethren in Maine. For the
first time in its history, the Republican
party has nominated a New Englander
for the chief magistracy of the Nation,
and for the first time iti three decades,
an opportunity offers to place an East
ern statesman" in the chair of Washing
ton. Doilon Traveller (A'ep.)
either ot III. civil war. Without a military
education. le-ig'iiug otlice to volunteer
at i he tlr-t outhrcat. of ho.-tiiitic-. whin :ig nis
way to tho trout lank among un- gie.a sri
tlieisot tiiat warbv hi- iM-r-onal coiir-igt. his
untiring cnergv. his t d aad br 'limit skill in
directing the iiio.t-meni- of great lntli-sor
men. t cncni! i.ogau nas cier-irce stt o-l out
uiongoiii public i.ieu a- one whom the peo-
e would icjoi at honor.
Ill-record in ( ongic has been :i-distinet
ivelv charactt-risi c a- upon the battle-field.
Lacking souiewh.i. in thegr.if e and i tntureot
men oroiignt up m the -cuools. he ha-; -luw-n
hint-ell'tho iui urnl a riig.e-l elotpience.
an intense coin icnnn. an honest frankness. u
sturdy common scn-e. which have command
ei and do-erved popi iar re-pec: and i'.-ic -in.
even when men iiave thin-rod with his tiosi.
! lions, (icm-m! Logan'- mum adds streinrth
to the ticket and will add eiUhwi.i-in to th
canvass. Khuuoniid Logan are together ir-lesi-tible."
Ccucial John it Logan, who is the nominee
ror the second place, is a re-ideiit or Chicago
and Is the senior Senator trom Illinois, hi
term ex iriiig March a of next j ear. He is of
Irish parentage mid was born in .Iiicaoii
County, if!.. February!. 1S. Coon the dec
laration of war between the Crnied Statesand
t..:,. . i... ....:.. ; !
.uni; ', tie MUlt-t'ii;i. t ;- liuiui- J.ll'UICHUni
ofthe First Illinois Infantry, and was tor a
time Adjutant or his regiment. At the clo-o
of the war he studud law with his uncle.
Alexander M. Jenkins. In is'. lie was Cierk
or Jackson County. Subsequently In com
pleted his legal studies at the Louisville I'ni-rt-i-sitr.
and was admitted to the bar in f-.V
His popularity may Ite interred trom the ract
that in the year of his graduation he was
elected to the State Legislature, and in the
next to the oflice of Prosecuting Attorney
of District, holding that or
tfee until 1.S.1T. He was re-elected to the stato
Legislature in lWJ. Kri and InYT. iiii.I was
Presidential Klector on the Hiichanan ami
llroi.Vmri.lms tli.l'tit 1 1, 1-Vf.itiil IsiJl lit. it'.u
elected Itenrcscntttivo to Coiurrc-s. In Julv. I
P'tJf. he left his scat in tne e.xtru susion of
Congress and joined the Union troops on
their way to the disastrous hattlcof Hull Kim.
and was one ol the last to leave the field. He
was made Colonel or the 'iliirty-tirst Illinois
infantry in September, ami in November met
thu foe at Helui"iit. where his horse wiw shot
beneath him during a successful bayonet
charge. He led the charge on Fort Donelson.
was wounded and e impelled to leave the field
Tor several months. In .March. JJ. he joined
Crant at Pittsburg Landing, and was appoint
ed Hrigadicr-ftf-neral or volunteers. His.
bravery in t! rant's Northern Missis
sippi movement met with a pro
motion to the. rank or Major
Gcncral. At Vick-jburg his column led the
entrance on June ak und he was the first
Military Governor. He succeeded Mierm-in
at the head or the "ifteenlh Army Corps in
November. l-Ul. am when McPhcrson lost his
life, on the .'d on July. Logan succeeded
him and commantled the Army or the Ten
nessee whh l he Asaine ability and success
which had chamcterized his command ot
smaller numliers. He was w th fherman on
his "March to the Sea." remaining with him
until Johnston's Airrentler. Arter the close
ot the war in Ir-fi ri (Jcnetal Logan was or
fcred the mission to Mexico, but declined it.
In is; he was ele cted at large as a Hcpub
lican to a scat in ' tic Fortieth Congress, wnere
I managers or tne impeach
t Johnson. He was also a
ortr-tlrst Congress, and In
1.1711 was elected rp tne i.niteu Mates senate.
A candidate for ne-clection in 1875, ho was de
feated by Hon. D livid Davis: Out, In 1879, wal
again elected to sticcee 1 Senator Oglesby.
like a steamboat? l.ecatise she pays no
attention to the swells that follow her;
we a-steamer for it Carl I'retzcfs
A wicked young man says that ho
never will, upon any consideration
whatever. 1 elieve that a pretty girl
knows what a k:ss means tilll he has it
from her own mouth. Chicago Tribime.
A young man sent fifty cents to a
New York advertiser to learn " how to
make money fast, and w:u- advised in
reply to glue a live-dollar greenback to
the bottom of his trunk. City Der
rick: Drug clerk to diffident young lady
"Wish to get something?' Young
lady, muttenug- "I really believe I've
forgotten what I came for." Clerk,
who catches the la-t words "Camphor;
how much, please?"
A lady sat in the editorial room
waiting for the editor. Sin said to the
funny man: "I want to send a letter to
the post-office. Will you please Ml
me. sir. wh'-re I can go for a boyr
"Go to the devil, nif.dam." "Sir!"
A Ru-sian is not leg-ally a man un
til he is twenty-six years old. Fancy a
Russian mother saying: "Alvirawtska,
who was that sitting ,-o dose on the
sofa with you last night?" and Alvi re
plying: "Only ('hiptniiukiwiski, a little
boy from over the way. Wo were cele
brating hi- tweuty-iifth birthday."
riiladelphitt Call.
A goiden-haired Silence puts its head
in at a door. "DM you .-end for mo?"
"(if course I didn't." replied a man in
a long r.'.ron. "A ma-songer boy said
somebody alonjr hen wanted to seo
me." "Well, "twa'n't me: I'm a bar-b-r.
May be it was the merchant next
door. I heard him say he was going to
quit advertising." Chicago .eivs.
"There's a little tot much hippo
drome about that sugar you soM me."
said a customer to a grocer the other
rinv. "How's that? ' "Well, there's
nol sugar enough in it for coflce and
there's hardly sand enough for mortar."
"That shows you don't understand our
great combination brand." blandly re
turned the diluter; "you've only got to
use twice as much and the residue Is
just splendid for cleaning knives." And
lie sold him another box of dried apples
made from the best selected shoe par
ings. Han Francisco Post,
A Jfew IHseovery.
ho was one of th
inent of I'lesidu
member or the I
One of the processors at tho Univer
sity of Texas was invited to a social
gathering not long since, at which sorno
of tho first people of Austin were pres
ent. During the conversation which
took place, the subject of cruelty to
animals was discus-cd. One of the
gentlemen remarked that a great denl
of cruelty was perpetrated on animals
in conveying them to market in crowd
ed cars, audin slaughtering them after
wards Beef cattle in particular. wci
cruelly treated.
"Yes, gentletron," said the professor,
"there is' a great tloal of truth in what
you say. The unfortunato animals have
to sutler a great deal, btit scienci is do
ing away with the necessity of slangn
tering animals for human food."
"How is that done, professor?" asked
GusDe Smith.
"Tne extract of beef is coming into
general use, and after awhile; it will
entirely take the place of the rffflfereat
kinds of raw meat, thus doing awaj
with the necessity of s)urkteag tbq
tjoor animal" TezqiiyijUnf
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