OCR Interpretation


The Louisiana Democrat. (Alexandria, La.) 1845-1918, October 25, 1876, Image 1

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82003389/1876-10-25/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

A. B- RAOEIAL) THE WORLD IS G-OVER1IED TOO MUC3H. (PTTLISI-IE
VOL. 32.1 ALEXANDRIA, LA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1876, INO. 11.
The Democrat.
TERMS:
THlE DE.IOCRAT is published Week
ly, at FouR DOLLAitS per annum
Two DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS for
six months, PAYABLE IN AD
VANC E! N , subscription taken
for a less period than six months.
AovyRTISEV[ENTS inserted at the rate
of ONE DOLLAR per square for the
first insertion and FrTYr CENTs for
each subsequent one.
Etint lines or less, (natEis) consti
tate a square.
OBITUARY Notices, Marriages, Public
Meetings, Cards of Thanks, etc., to
be paid for as advertisements.
r PEIIsoNAL CARDS, when admis
tible, charged double the usual adver
iainEi rates.
MISCELLANEOUS.
" T T L. :' R.AATT'S
- IMPROVED -
"ll 0il 6I, Illo" COTTl 6111il
pATENTED JULY L5, 1873.
-rice Reduced to $.650 Per Saw.
.t' GIN HAS BEEN IN USE FOR
the past throe seasou~n agd saov
raI recent improvements have been
added. It-obviates all friction as: the'
elds of the cotton, box, prevents the
oill from breaking, and gives a LAR
GER FIELD OF LINT FROM TIIE
M19E AMOUNT OF SEED THAN
ANY OTHER GIN IN USE! The Re
volving Head lightens the draft and
esnus the Gin to run faster with less
driving power, thus doing a great deal
more work within the same time while
'eeconomizing team or animal power
than any other Gin. The seed being
ginned very close, the lengthl of the
staple is increased, producing cotton
on tH f account 'of a greater market
value. This improveil value, given by
length of staple, with extra production
of lint, added to increasedI amount of
work done; more than covers the cost
ef-the Gin in ovry 11)0 bales ginned.
Testimonials sent by mail on appli
ettion.
JOSEPtI B. WOtLE. CO.
GENFRAL AGENTS,
Nao. 59 CARONDELET STREET,
Neww Qgo.uAxs, LA.1
John' A.' Williams & Co,.
AGENTS.,
,Aug. 9, '76-m. -ALEXANDRIA
I. .:MILLER. JOS. FITZPATRICK
L . MILLER & CO .
FRONT ST,;
OPPOSITE TOWN WHARF,
A L E A N D 1 IA
-DEALERS IN-
000KIN(G AND HEATING
STOVES.
A. FULL ASSORTMENT OF THE
CELEBRATED
OEEA.Ft.ý.R OI~E
- and -
BUCK'S BRILLIANT
ON HAND
SOLD at CITY PRICES!
House Furnishing Goods
-ow
EVERY DESCRIPTION
GRANITE IRON WARE,
PRESSED WARE,
Coal Oil Lamps & Lanterns
PUMPS,
GAS PIPE
and FITTINGS
MAIANUFACTURERS OF
Copper, TiW r and Sheet
Iron Ware
-at
W10LESALE and RETAIL
TI'ERMS CASH.
oetioal.
D5Y MOTHER'S HANDS.
BY U. A.
Such beautiful, beautiful hands!
They're neither white nor small;
And you, I know, would scarcely thini
Thaiit they are fair at all.
I've looked on hands whose form any
hue
A sculptor's dream might be;
Yet are those aged, wrinkled hands
Most beautiful to me.
Such beautiful, beautiful bands!
Though heart were weary and sad
Those patient hands kept toiling on
That the children might be glad.
I always weep, as looking back
To childhood's distant day,
I think how those hands rested not,
When mine were at their play.
Such beautiful, beautiful hands!
They're growing feeble now,
For time and pain have left their mark
On hands, and heart and brow.
Alas! alas! the nearing time,
And the sad, sad day to me,
When 'jeath the d .isles, out of sight,
These hands wil folded be.
Rut dh, beyond this shadow land,
Where all is bright and fair,
I know full well these dear old hands
Will palms of victory boar;
Where crystal streams through endless
years
Flow over Kolden sands,
And where the old grow young again,
I'll clasp my motheys hands.
PLATFORM
OF TILE
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
WE, the Delegates of the Democratic
Party, in National Convoution assembled,
do here declare the administration of the
Federal Government to hbe in urgent need
of immediate reform, do hereby enjoin up
on the nominces of ,this Convention, and
of the Democratic party in each State, a
zealous effort and co-operation to this tnd,
and do hereby appeal to our fellow-citizens.
of every former political connection to un
dertake with us this tfirst and most press
ing patriotic duty. For the Democracy of
the whole country we do hero reaffirm our
faith in the permanency of the Federal
Union; our devotion to the Constitution
of the United States with its amendments
universally accepted as :a final settlement
of the controversies that engendered civil
war, and we do here record our steadfast
confidence in the perpetuity of republican
self-government; in absolute acquiescnce
in the will of the majority, the vital prin
ciple of republics; in the supremacy of the
civil over the military authority; in the
total separation of Church and State for
the sake alike of civil and religious free
doni; in the eunality of a:ll citizens before
just laws of their own enactment; in the
liberty of individual conduct unvexed by
sumptuary laws; in the ftithful education I
of the rising generation that they may
.preserve, enjoy and transmit these best
conditions of human h]uapiucss, and hope
we behold the noblest products of a hun
dred years of changeful history. but while
upholding the bond of our Union and
great charter of those our rights, it be
hooves a free people to practice also that
eternal vigilance which is the price of
liberty.
REFORM IS NECESSARY
to rebuild and establish in the hearts of
the whole people of the Union, eleven
years ago happily rescued from the dan
ger of a corrupt centralism which, after
inflicting upon ton States the rapacity of
carpet-bag tyrannies, has honeycombed
the officers of the Federal Government it
self with incapacity, waste and fraud, in
fected States and municipalities with the
contagion of misrule, and locked fast the
prosgerity of an industrious people in the
paralysis of hard times. Reform is neces
sary to establish a sound currency, restore
the public credit, and maintain the na
tional honor. We denounce the failure
for these eleven years to make good the
promise of the legal tender notes, which
are a changing standard of value in the
bands of the people, and the non payment
of which is a disregard of the plighted
faith of the nation. We denounce the
imsprovidence which in eleven years of
peace have taken from the people in Fede
ral taxes, thirteen times the whole
amonnt of the legal tender notes, and
squandered four times this sum in useless
expense without accumulating any re
serve for their resumnption. We denounce
the fuinancial imbecility and immorality
of that party, which, during eleven years
of peace, has made no advance toward
resumption; that Instead has obstructed
resumption by wasting our resources and
exhausting all our surplus income, and
while annually professing to intend a
speedy return to specie payments, has
annually enacted fresh hinderance there
to. As such a hinderance we denounce
the resumption clause of the act of 1875,
and we here
DEMAND ITS REPEAL.
We demand a judicious system of prepara
tion by public economies, by official re
trenchments and by wise finance which
shall enable the nation to insure the
whole world of its perfect ability and its
perfect readiness to meeost any of its prom
teos at the call of the creditor entitled to
payment. We believe such a system well
devised, and, above all, entrusted to com
potent hands for execution, creating at no
time an artificial scarcity of currency and
at no tine alarming the public mind into
a withdrawal ot that vaster machinery of
credit by which 95 per cent. of all business
transactions are performed-a system
open, public and irsm:iring general confi
dence would from the day of its adoption
bring healing on its %vings to all our har
assed industry and set in motion the
wheels of commerce, manufactures and
the mechanical arts, restore employment
to labor, and renew in all its national
source the prosperity of the people. Re
form is necessary in the sun and mode of
Federal taxation, to the end that capital
may be set free from distress and labor
lightly burdened.
WE DENOUNCE TIlE PRESENT TARIFF
levied upon nearly four thousand articler,
as a masterpieee of injustice, inequanlits
and false pretence. It yields a dwindling,
not a yearly rising revenue; it has impov
eriohed many industries to subsidize a
few; it prohibits inmports that mnight pnr
chase the products of American labor;
it has degraded Anmerican commerce fr .m
the first to an inferior upon the high seas;
it has cut down the sales of Amierican
maufactnuree at home and abroad, and
depleted the returns of American agricul
tore, an interest tolloweCd by hIlf our
PIoilc; it costs the people five timues more
t'ian it proluces to the treasury, obstru, a
the processes of production and wastes
the fruits of labor; it promotes fraud and
fosters smuggling, enuriches dishonest
officials and bankrupts hontst merchants.
We demand that all custom house taxa
tion shall be only for revenue. Iteform is
necessary in the scale of public ekpetiseji
'ederal, State and municipal.
FEDERAL TAXATION HAS SWOLLEN
from $16,000,000 gold in 1860 to $450,000,
000 currency in 1870; our aggregate taxa
tion from $184,000,000 gold in 1860 to
$730,000,000 currency in 1870, or in one de
cade from less than five dollars per head
to more than eighteen dollars per head.
Since the peace the people have paid to
their tax gatherels more than thrice the
sum of the national debt, and more than
twice that sum for the Federal Govern
ment alone. We demand a vigorous fru
gality in every department and from every
officer of the Government. Reform is ne
cessary to put a stop to the profligate
waste of public lands and their diversion
from actual settlers by the party in power,
which has squaudered two hundred mil
lions of acres upon railroads alone, and
out of more than twice that aggregate
has disposed of less than a sixth directly
to tillers of the soil. Reform is necessary
to correct the
OMISSIONS OF A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS,
and the errors of our treaties and our di
plomacy which bhve stripped our fellow.
citizens of foreign birth and kindred race
recrossing the Atlantic of the shield of
American citizenship, and have exposed
our brethren of the Pacific slope to the in
cursions of a race not sprung from the
same great parent stock-in fact now de- I
uied by law citizenship through naturali
zation, as being neither accustomed to the
tradition of a progressive civilization, or
exercised in liberty under equal laws.
We denounce the policy which thus dis
cards the liberty loving German, and tol
orates the revival of the coolie trade in
Mongolian women imported for immoral
purposes, and Mongolian men hired to
perform servile- labor contracts, and de
mand such modification ot the treaty with
the Chinese Empire, or such legislation
by Congress within a -constitutional limi
tation, as shall prevent the further impor
tation or- immigrati'6t of the Mongolian c
race. Reform is necessary, anmd can never
le effected but by making it the control- 1
ling issue of the elections, and lifting it 1
above the two false isues with whichb the
office-holding class and the part.y in power t
seek to smother it. 'The ffilse issues with
which they would enkindle sectarian
strife in respect to thq public schliools, of.
which the establishment Mll support be-'
long exclusively to the, several States, an4
which the Democratic party has cherished C
from their foundation : ald 'resolvetlV ,teo
maintain withouet ~!atiangJy ol.pref oqnoe
for any lans, sector creed, and without
contributing from the treastijr . y i}hy ) 1 1
The false issue by. which they seek to
light anew the dying embers of sectional t
hate between two kindrdd peoples once
unnaturally estranged, but now reunited
in one indivisible Republic and a common r
destiny.
REFORI IN OIVIL SERVICE.
Reform is necessary in the civil service.
Experience proves that eflicient, economi
cal conduct of the governmental business
is not possible if its civil service be sub
jected to change at every election, and b( t
a purse otffer;d at the ballot-lox as a brief
reward of party zeal, instead of )osts of,
honor assigned for proved onpetencyand a
held for tidelity in the public employ;--.
That the dispensing bf'patronage should
neither be a tax upon 1to time of all our C
public men, nor the instjumnent of their
ambnition. HIere- agnait professions, falsi
lied in the performianeo,.. attese that the I
party in power can work out no practical
or salutary refoini.
REFORM IN HIGH PLACES.
Reform is necessary even inore in the
higher grades of public service. Presi- e
dent, Vice-President, Judges, Senators,
Representatives, Cabinet offlers - these
and all others in authority are the peo- c
pie's servants. Their, offices are not' a
private perquisite; they are -a public
trust. When the annals of this Republic e
proclaim the disgrace and censure of a
Vice-President; a late Speaker of the, I
House of Representatives marketing his
ruling as a presiding officer; three Soena
tors profiting secretly by their votes as 1
law-makers; five chairmen of the leading
committees of the late House of Represen
tatives exposed'in jobbery; a late Secreta
ry of the Treasury forcing balanced in the i
public accounts; -a late Attorney-General
iisappropriating public funds; a Secreta- I
ry of the Navy enriches or enriching
friends by percentages levied off the profits
of contractors with his department; an I
Ambassador to England concerned in
a dishonorable speculationi; the President's
private Secretary barely escaping convic
tion, upon trial, for guilty complicity in
frauds upon the revenue; a Secretary of
War impeached for high crimes and con
fessed misdemcanors; thoe demonstration is
cemplete that the first step must be the
public choice of honest men from another
party lest the disease of one political
organization upset the whole body politic,
and thereby making no change of men or I
party, we can get no change of measures
and no reform.
All these abuses, wrongs and crimes,
the product of sixteen years of ascendancy
of the Republican party, create:a necessity
for reform confessed by the Republicans i
thlemselves. But their reformers are vo
ted down in convention and displaced
from the Cabinet. The party's mnass of 4
honest votes is powerless to -resist the
eighty thousand office-holders, its leaders
and guides. Reform can only be bad by a I
peaceful civic revolution. We demand a
change of system, a change of administra
tration, a change of parties, that we may
have a change-of men.
-ALL the monopolies with which
our distressed people are burthened
are the outgrowth of Republican rule.
The Republican party has never al -
ated a monopoly. The Democratic
has never creaed one. The Republi
can party always multiplies legis'a
tion. The Democratic party persis
tently removes bad laws from the
Statute book.
-GovERNOR Tilden reduced .the
tax of the State of New York the
first year of his administration, $1,
520,801,47; in the second year the
reduction was more than $5,000,000
over the first, and the whole reduc
tion from the last year of General
Dix's administration is $7,198,307,76,
or nearly one-half the total tax.
-IsN the year 1871, the War De
partment sold, without warrant of
Congress, $,280,000 worth of arms to
the French Government, to enable it
to war against th# German Empire.
Tilden and Nicholls-Support Them
Equally.
There can be no possible doubt of
the election of the Democratic State
ticket by a very large majority.
There are hundreds of non-political
citizens Who have been Republicans
who cannot stipport Packard, and
there are numbers of Radical politi
cians who are for General Nicholls.
Judges Ray and Baker: Jasper Black
burn and Mr. Collins, editor of the
State Register, are instances, all Re
publicans. Among the negroes there i
are thousands of desertions from the I
Reptiblican party all over the State.
Colored leaders li ke Pinchback, I
Ward, Flowers and Poindexter are
actively supporting the Nicholls tick
et. The Democrats and Conserva- I
tives are united and at work, and the I
election of the State and Congres- I
sional tickets is an assured fact.- i
But it is true also that some of the
Radical leaders who are voting the
State ticket are for Hayes and Whee- 1
ler, and great stress is .laid on this I
fact. The Radicals are trying to cre- 8
ate the impression abroad that Hayes C
and Nicholls will carry the State.-
There is nothing further from the 1
truth than this, for the great body c
of the colored voters wilo are for the (
State ticket are also for Tilden.- t
Still the Radidals desire to inculcate'
the contrary idea with the view of t
giving their Supervisors and Return- e
ing Board a pretext for returning the I
Hayes electors. Upon this idea, and f
the false and slanderous reports c
which they are fabricating of force fi
and intimiidation "on'the part of the b
Deimocrats, they base their hopes of d
c6uintiing the State for Hayes and e
Wheeleri c
Another: significant fact is, that
the army and navy are gathering in i
Louisiana. They are here to serve a
in electing Hayes, not Packard, and
with their marshals and election c
frauds, backed by the army, the Re
publican leaders expect to count Lou- a
isianr's vote for Haye. i
We wish to call the popular atten- I
tion to these facts, and urge the peo
ple to guard well the National ticket, e
and poll for Tilden and Hendricks I
every vote that is polled for Nich- a
oils. W6 ha;ve but little faith in the f
(ature of Louisiana as long as the Re- f
publican party controls the Federal c
Administration. F
We were victorious in 1868, in t
1872 and i874 in our' State elections, I
and of the fruits of each victory we r
have been robbed by the interference v
of the FederaI Government. There
has never been a day in Louisiana, !
since 1868, in which the Republican I
party could have governed, if the I
power of the Federal Government t
had been withdrawn. The 14th of t
September, 1874, was full proof of r
this. The Radical leaders to-day c
have no hope. of carrying the pdpu- s
lar vote, and their hopes of induct- a
ing Packard into office, as Governor,
are based exclusively on their antic- a
ipated election of Hayes as Presi4
dent. Their newspapers and theiHI
publie speakers declare continuously, i
"iifHayes is elected President, Paekard (
zwill be Governor." They do not a
claim that Packard will be elected. f
Their hope is, that IHayes will be
elected. If so, the Returning Board
will count in Packard; Grant, who -
will hold over until Mar;ch 4, 1877,
will send the troops to put Packard
in; Nicholls, though elected, Will be
compelled to abandon the contest, or
else tread the path of remonstrance, i
and protest, which John McEnery
has so nobly trod, for four years,
and Hayes, in March, 1877, finding I
Packard in possession of the State,
will not disturb him. Then will the
circle be complete, and the work of
robbery and scoundrelism go brave
ly on.
Let no man be deceived. The
election of Hayes means the rule of
Packard as Governor. Do you doubt
it? If yes, then say what means the
assembling of the army and navy in
Louisiana? What means the letter
of Taft to the Federal Marshals!
What means the report of the Bout
well Committee, that Southern States
should be reduced to a territorial
condition? What mean the lying
reports of the Republican press, and
the slanderous falsehoods of George
A. Sheridan, J. Q. A. Fellows, Ben
ham and others, that intimidation,
and bloodshed, and terrorism, are
the sole reliance of the Democracy
to carry the State for their ticket?
If you still doubts go baclk to 1876
and sec the fraudulent count of the
Returning Board, enforced by Fede
ral bayonets, in favor of the Kellogg
officials and Legislature; and to
1874, and see again the fraudulent
action of the Returning Board car
ried out by Federal bayonets, even
to the expulsion of a legally organ
ized State Legislature.
People of Louisiana, you will never
enjoy the benefits of home rule while
the Republican party governs at
Washington. Think of this and go
earnestly to work. See to it that we
give to Tilden and Nicholls the same
majority of votes, for there is but
little use of electing the State ticket,
if we lose the national contest. If
the people of the Southern and the
Western States do their duty, Til
den will be elected. The Southern
Democratic States, with Missouri,
Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey,
New York, California, Oregon, Dela
ware and Kentucky, all loyal States
during the war between the States,
will elect Tilden, even: if Ohio and
Indiana should vote for Hayes. We
will carry Ohio and Indiana, beyond
a doubt, unless Radical frauds sue
ceed in beating down the will of the
majority; but even if we lose them
Tilden will be elected, if the States
of Louisiana, Mississippi and'Nortb
Carolina do their duty. These are
thedthree Southei4: States that are
marked by Grantism. They will all
three vote for Tilden, but Grantism
etpects to' annul- their- choice by:
bayonet force. This can' be made
plausible only by presenting proofs
of lawlessness on our part, and by
finding in thu actual vote cast :a
great disparity in the vote fot';Til
den and that cast for the Stati tick
et. This is their hope, this their
clearly formed intention.
What is the remedy? We answer
in the first place, peace at all times
and under all circumstancest on the
part of the Democrats. Full, thor
ough, perfect organization, for the
purpose of preserving .the peace
against the machinations of the . em
issaries of Grant, Taft, Chandler,'
Hayes and Packard.
In the second place, close, persist
ent, energetic work for Tilden' and
IHendricks, so as to secure for them
as great a majority as shall be cast
for the State ticket. We can give
for Tilden and for Nicholls 20,000
majority, and we will then, with a
peaceful campaign and election to
base the result;' we beleive that a
Democratic Congress will not pers
mit Gen. Grant to strike down the
will of the people.
People of Louisiana, you hold the
post of honor and of danger; for no
other of the Southern States is cursed
by s Returning Board. Remember
this, and, elosely uniting in all
things, devote the tfw weeks that
remain for work to the preservation
of the peace and to the enthusiastic
support of our whole ticket, State
and Natio~al.
Give to Nicholls and to Tilden the
same support, the same immense m
jority, and send six Democratic Con
gressmen to represent you at Wash
ington. In this, fail not; for if
Grantism is perpetuated in the Fed
eral Government, there is no hope
for Louisiana. Remember the Rad
ical assertion, "If Hayes is elected
President, Packard till be Governor,"
--[N O. Democrat.
THE TYLER FRAUD.--W MOit
stroes cheat Ohandler perpetrated on
tlhe Ameican People. In reply to
the proof of Hayes' acceptance of
the nomination of the American A'
liance and his membership of,~that
proscriptive organization, a docu
ment was published signed "L. S.
Tyler," and purporting to be written
by the Secretary of the American
Alliance. This document Was dated
October 6, and was effectually dis
posed of by the reply of the Hon. D.
Mapone, Jr.. Chairman of the New
York State Democratic Committee,
on the same date. It is now provent
that not only riyler did not write the
letter, BUT THAT HE WAS NOT EVEN
SHE SEORETARY OF THE ALLIANCE at
the time, and was not even in the
United States when his name was
signed to the document.
He resigned his position as Secre
tary of the American Alliance on
August 25th, and sailed for Europe
the same day.
The Republican National Com
mittee have been guilty of a base and
deliberate forgery, and their lying
and libelous organ, the New York
Times, was the appropriate vehicle
for the promulgation of the lie.
In this campaign of lies the Radicals
have been guilty of nothing more
atrocious than this bare-faced forgery
and deliberate failsification. --[New
York Express.
,ow for November.
While anything remains to be done
nothing has been done, said a wise i
man of old; and this we are sure will i
be the feeling with which every ;
sound-hearted a n d clear-headed S
friend of reform and good govern- t
ment in the United States will re
ceivethe news which this morning
brings us of the glorious battle yes- a
terday fought and won in the great t
Westerh States of Ohio and Indiana. I
It is needless to recapitulate the tre- m
mendous odds ,against which ther
Democratic party have achieved the a
noble victory which we to-day re a
cord. 'those odds have been pro- c
claimed from Maine to California in
the insolent exultation with which I
the hosts of Grantism and of Hayes a
went into the conflict. Like the a
Saxons who spent the eve of the bat C
tie of Senlac in feasting and drinkinkig
while the Normans, with the mighty ii
future of Eugland hidden in. their t
camp, lay watchful and stern' upon t
their arms, the Radicals for.~weeks v
past have been wearying the-,public v
ear with their shouts of assured tri- r
umpb over the prospect of a new c
lease of unlicensed and unbridled p
power. The friends of honesty and fC
justice, of liberty and of the Union, v
meanwhile have been quietly and a
resolutely doing their work. By tht. a
grand results which they yesterday A
achieved let them be warned and :
taught anew how to consummate the a
nation's deliverance which lies low a
visibly; within their grasp. The t
whole strength. of their hnewy has sl
been displayed upon 4 ield chosen
by himnself, and it has proved un$- el
qual to the shock with:the spirit of b
a free people aroused at last, after ii
years. of blindnes.s. nd of passion, to s
Pee the best hopes of the Republic in pi
imminent deadly perilb andt to rescue tu
them from ruin. b
From this. day forth the tarty of h
corruption and oppressioa willfight t
a losing battle. It becomes the par- s
ty of honesty and of freedom, never h
now for a moment to.forget that we h
are dealing with a, desperate foe, sure .
to be made tenftld more desperate a
by the sense of coming doom. tl
. The results of, October not only g
show conclusively that crowning vie- a
8ory awaits us in Novcmber if we a
will but deserve it, but also clearly li
how alone we can deserve it. Dem- t
ocrats throughout the, country must b
think, plan and act under a sobering e
and chastening sense of the tremuen b
dous responsibilities which are Im c
posed upon them as a party by the a
near approach of a great nation:l p
triumph. In all their nominations
fbr offile-national, state aqd munic
Ipal-they must sternly resolve to c
bring only the best men within f
their ranks to the front. The cam- 1
paign of calumny has ignominiously a
failed Tho bloody shirt has become s
the political winding-sheet of thela
demagogues who have flaunted it in 1
the face of a ation elamoring for
newness oC national life, for the:pun
ishment of worthless, .and guiltiy
officials and tor a eturn to the law
abiding and law aespecting adminia s
taations of our fathers.
Erono this day forth Demogratet
have nothing to do but to throw
aside all local and personal issues, to
stamp under foot all possible forms
of demagogueism, actd to addresst
themselves everywhere to proving, 1
by their works as well as by their
words, that they understand the (
gravity as well as the glory of the
mighty work about to be laid upon 1
them. It is the signal of ielson att
Trafalgar which flies to-day along
the whole line of Democratia battle.
--[New York World.
HAYE8 AS A REORER.--During
his career of five years as Governor
of Ohio, Hayes has failed to recom
mend a single reform in State ad
ministration. Governor Tilden has
practical claims as a reformer in his
past record-so practical that they
amount to six millions saved to the
State in a single year, but H-ayes has
nothing but bare promises to offer,
and very indefinite ones at that,
while his career in the past as a
salary' grabber, the advocate of
doubtful claims, a shirker of his
obligations as a tax-payer, not to
speak of his recent action as a
prevaricator and deceiver of the
American people, absolutely nega
tives any illusive hope that he
might by some miracle favor
reform.
As President, he would simply be
a tool in the hands of the machine
managers, and the slave of bad men,
and of the system, to the worst
Sdevelopments of which he owes 1ij
clection,
A Turn of the Tide.
There can be now no neasonable
doubt that the prospects of Mr. T'il
den have taken a most favorable turn.
This fact is all the more agreeable
and inspiriting from its having been
unexpected by close observers.-~
Well-informed people did not antici
pate a DemoCratic victory in Indi
ana. Only the most abandoned en
thusiasts recdived the news of Wil
liams' election with anything like
prepniattdi. The truth is-that the
result has been wholly phenomenal,
and as such it infuses additional life
and vigor into the campaign as far as
concerns the Democrats.
We may now assum 'tha the
Democrats have carried Indiana by`
at least 4000 majority--nearly at
much as that of the Republicans in
Ohio; and, though the Republicans
have gained about ten Congressmen
in the two States together, the con
test is on a much iiore equal footing
than anybody expected it would be,
with the advantage decidedly in fa
vor oPMr. Tildein As we hate al
ready. shown, the campaign must ne
cessarily be one of especial and un
precedented wari4th from this time
forth. Yet there is absolutely' no
visible reaston why i\r. Tilden should
not Njn by a handsome majority,
and every reason why he should.
And it is impossible to see where, ofr
on what groqunds, Mr. Hayes is to
a'ercome the great and overwhel
ming impetus which this unforseert
triumph in Indiana communicates to
the Democratic causes
We 'have heretofore refrained from
enthusiastic forecasts of the Contests
because we saw to justilication for
lindulging lhenie and because we con
sider it no part of an honest newspa
iers province to pretend to descry
tthiinph. where there is noneveally vo
be expected, but now. that :there
has occurred a genuine turn of then
tide which fro some time has been
setting strongly against Dir. Tilden,
hone can jote the fact with more
heartt'lt gle:isrj thaniwe; and none
will be found more delighted to note
and illustrate the fact. The signs of
the times unquestionably point to a
gr~t victory for the Democrai:next
mnonth, ahd it is ow among the near
aind plainly visible pr`bailities `that
Republicanism is at last, nfteitiearly
twenty years of Interrupted sway, te
be suppianted by a new ard practi
cally untried polii'y Mr. Tilden
has mde splendid :ight, and' the
country now recognizes the fact that
a master hand is directing the' camw
paign of 1876.-[N. 0. bulletin.
.TsE 'COýrAX MAssAcnE.--Twd
colored men, Wards and. Flowers,
formerly prdminent aepliblicans in
Louisidaa, harv recently given their
adhesion to Mr. Nicholls, the con
servative candidate fpr Governor,
and in public speeches in New Or
leans relate a singular tale. They
assert, with circumstanc% that the
notorious Colfax riot, in which a
numndier of whites and si~ienity-fout
negroes were slain, was brought on
deliberately by Goverygr Kellogg
and Marsnal Packard, both. of whom,
those men assert, knew of what wasR
coming, were urged to prevent it
and refused, and b' their refusal
caused the massacre. If it he said
that this story is incredible. ,he re
ply is that it is anot without prece
dent in Southern republican politics,
Governor Ames, of Mississipp', aCo
cording t,~o$hjel timon3 of eminent
maren of his 9wn pala~t, brought, o,
the 'ficksburg riot in precisely Ithe
samrle way. Flie was shown that an
accommodation was possible and
easy, but refused, and told the negro
Sheriff Crosby t summon the blackg
from the surrounding country to
march with arms on Vicksburg, and;
thus created the riot, in wlhich ihany
colored men were killed; the
Vicksburg and Colfax ridts were
very useful to Ames Kellogg and
Packard, and to the corrupt men in
league with them, because they were
enabled, by ~hese events, to appeal
for 14orthern sympathy. Can the
republican party afford to cOtunte
nance such men?-[~N~ Y. Herald,
SOLrWDrS' MjeTIos.-The Dem
ocrats are much encouraged by the im
mouse success of the soldiers' theeting
at Indianapolis, which has so far out,
shone the affair of the Blue-Boys.here
as to make the radical demuonstration
sink into~4iosgnifcance.
No such elaborate preparations were
made for the Democratic gathering as
for the other;'but it is a noticeable fact
that the Demoreint~s tirn out with r
enthusiasm for Tilden and loudtuj
i! an tlec RIepublicans do for UFeaytii
Whclcr.

xml | txt