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LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 14, 1894.
CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGNERS
Major Patron Holds Forth
at Salinas.
He Arouses Anti-Railroad
Sentiment.
An Enthusiastic Democratic Rally
at Ontario.
OoTwoor Markham Blakea a, Stamp
Speech to Sacramento—Badd at
San Jo.c— White at
Santa Barbara.
By tho Associated Press.
Salinas. Oct. 13.—Monterey county's
capital did honor this evening to the
next representative in oongress from
the Sixth district, and it was done in
royal manner. George S. Patton had
been advertised to speak here, nnd for
come days the Democrats had been pre
paring for the meeting. Large delega
tions came from Burronnding towns to
attend the meeting. From Castroville
a crowd came from overland, bringing
with them a band of mnßic. Gonzales,
Soledad and King City were also libor
ally represented. Central hall waa
crowded long before tbe hour named for
the opening of the meeting.
After the usual preliminaries, in the
way of an anvil eaiute, band parade,
etc., Judge J. X, Alexander called the
gathering to order and introduced Mr.
Patton. Aa he stepped to tbe front of
tbe stage he was greeted with round
after round of applause. Tbe welcome
was so cordial that it had a noticeable
effect on tbe speaker, who made the
best speech he has yet delivered in the
campaign. His arraignment of the peo
ple wbo are managing the Republican
party of California this year, waß about
as stinging aa anything that has been
said or written in this campaign. He
claimed that the Republican organiza
tion was under the sole control of the
Southern Pacific company, which cor
poration, with C. P. Huntington at ita
head, waa seeking to divide the people
and obscure the real issue of the day,
which was tbe defeat of the Reilly fund
ing bill, tbe foreclosure of the mort
gages on the Pacific railroads and gov
ernment ownership, control and opera
tion of the came. He went on to tell
how the railroads killed competition or
any attempt at it.
His remarks were received with great
Hence oTthelr own. A short competing
road from Monterey to Fresno bad been
surveyed and the roadbed built for a
number of miles. Tbe company bad
made arrangements to secure money on
bonda to finish the conatruction. Tbe
Southern Pacific company sent agents to
New York and informed the purchasers
of bonds ol the new road that if they did
buy, it would be a perilous investment
of capital, aa the Southern Pacific terri
tory would be invaded. Patton referred
to this in hia Bpoech, laying particular
etresa upon the word "our," and
wanted to know upon what just
basis tbe Southern Pacific, company
could refer to the state as
"our territory." The result of the
Southern Pao'fio officials' interference
has been tbat the bonds of the company
were refused and work on tho rood haa
been stopped. Thia road waa intended
to relieve the San Joaquin valley and
give it an outlet to the ocean for ite
product, independent of the Southern
Pacific. Thia act of the Southern Pa
cific, coming ea it doee juat at this time,
has aroußed the people of Monterey
county, regardless of politics, and ex
plains the reason why Patton has re
ceived such an enthusiastic welcome
wherever be has spoken in this section.
MARKHAM ON THE STUMP.
Tha Governor Tries to Belittle Badd'a
Promised Reform.
Sacramento, Oct. 13. — Governor
Mark ham laat night addressed a large
and enthusiastic meeting in this city in
refutation of the charge made by James
H. Budd, Democratic nominee for gov
ernor, that the preaont administration
haa been extravagant in handling tbe
money of the state. The governor said
ho haa been told that Budd ia promising
a great reduction in the expenditures of
the state, but be has fatled to hear of a
single item in which Budd would advo
cate a change. The governor said there
is no mystery about tbe expenditures of
the administration, and tbat the items
are open to inspection to all. He would
gladly furnish tbem to Budd at any
time. Budd should be candid and point
out whoroin the extravagance could be
curtailed.
Governor Markham then mentioned
the a various sums which, according to
law, must be allotted to tbe various
state institutions, and Baid that iv some
of the older states little is paid for their
insane, orphans, deaf, dumb and blind,
agriculture, normal schools and univer
sities. California, he eaid, is immense,
and the state institutions are located at
a great distance from one another, and
if some of them could be consolidated
tbe expense wonid be greatly lessened.
When ths governor concluded bo was
cheered by the audience.
A RALLY AT ONTARIO.
Alford aud Mesarve Stir Up Itach "Eo
thnslasm.
O.STA mo, Oct. 13,—[Spocial.]—An en
thusiastic Democratic meeting was held
here tonight in United Workman hall.
The iiret speaker was Harry Willis of
the Paris club, San Bernardino. He
epoke at length, eulogizing Colonel Paris
aa tbe pride of the Han Bernardino
Democracy.
Chairman Breckinridge introduced
Frank P. Meserve, candidate for assem
bly, as a man who had studied business
all bio life, and promised that ho would,
if elected, carry business methods into
the assembly.
The chairman introduced William II
Alford, candidate for congress, ks a man
wUg had already made a record in tho
legislature. Mr. Alford is a compara
tively young man, of fine presence, and
hie effort showed that be is a born
orator. His speech was clear-cut and
his argument logical. He began his re
marks by saying tbe Democrats were
expecting euscesa at tbe election. Po
litical unrest bad caused the voters to
look into tbe issues more tban usual.
The high tariff policy wbb ruinons
and always a failure and free
commerce with the world was advan
tageous to the producer, manufacturer
and consumer, lie made a statistical
argument, comparing the McKinley bill
with the Wilson bill, showing the su
periority of the latter. Democratic
legislation was for the massoß, not the
classes. He hoped for a result that
would be beat for tbe many, not the
few. He cloned by asking bis hearers
to vote for the constitutional amend
ment exempting non-bearing trees from
taxation, of which he was Ihe author.
Alford and Moserve made many friends
by their Btraigbtforward manner and
evident freedom from bosa domination.
SACRAMENTO POPULISTS.
Candidate Cornell ltfouopollzea Candi
date Conor's Time.
Bacramento, Oct. 13. —Tbe Populists
held a meeting here tonight, at wbich
there were about 300 voters and a large
number of women present. Tbe speak
ers were Burdette Cornell, candidate for
congress, and T. V. Cator. For the size
of the meeting it waa a very enthusiastic
one. Cornell consumed most of the time
of the meeting in explaining how the
contraction of the currency caused the
dark times, and how the Populists pro
posed to have the government issue
plenty of paper money, so tbat times
would be easy again. Cator did not get
a chance to speak until after 10 o'clock,
and by that time the audience had tired
and begun to tbin out. He was well
received and spoke on national topics.
BERKELEY STUDENTS.
The Recants Forbid Them to Entertain
James H. Bndd.
Oakland. Oal., Oot. 13.—Some days
ago tbe Democratic students at Berke
ley started a movement to invite James
H. Budd, Democratic candidate for gov
ernor, to visit the university and ad
dress them, and a reception committee
was appointed. Several of the mem
bers of the committee were Repub
licans. They objected and appealed to
the regents, who bave issued an order
prohibiting the reception. Tbe recep
tion was projected becauae Budd ia a
graduate of the onivereity.
BUDD AT SAN JOSE.
Barney Morphy'e Townsman Ball tb*
Next Governor.
San Jose, Oct. 13.—James H. Budd,
the Democratic nominee for the gover
■ iii lata, o at'tan a. graat recention to
night at the Auditorium. Hon. B. D,
Murphy introduced the man from
Stockton in a very enthusiastic speech
and was applauded to the echo by tbe
2000 people present. Budd's introduction
was the signal for renewed appplause,
and his remarks seemed to make a good
impression on his hearers.
White at Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara, Oot. 13. — Hon.
Stephen M. White arrived bere this
evening and held forth at the opera
house with an hour's discussion of tbe
issues of tbe campaign. The meeting
was well attended.
KKLIANGK AND UNIVERSITY,
Tbe Football Seasou Opened on the
I'aolflo Coast.
San Francisco, Oct. 13.—The football
season opened hare today with a game
between the University of California
and tbe Reliance Athletic club. The
game resulted in a tie—l 2to 12—and
was intensely exciting throughout. The
Reliance team is composed of some ol
the best plajore on the coast and out
weighed tho University boys by an av
erage of six pounds. The University
team showed more cleveruees through
out, and particularly in open and team
work. Walton of the Reliance made a
beautiful run oi 90 feet and scored a
touchdown. He was one of Stanford's
star playors last year. The lin-.t
half ended with tho score 6 to 4 in favor
of the Reliance. The second half was a
fierce and desperate struggle, the wind
favored the university and a touch down
and goal put them in the lead. Uni
versity made two more and then Ra-.
liance got down to business. The coast
team played to the winds and buckad
against the Berkeley line with sheer
strength and weight. The university
lads fought like demons but their center
was not strong enough and they were
forced to fall back foot by foot. When
the bail had arrived within a few feet
of the goal the University boys made a
last desperate rally. Three times tho
Reliance heavyweights hurled them
selves against the line without avail,
but after a further attempt, the ball
was pushed over the lino for a touch
down and Wbitsbouse kicked a goal,
tying tbe score.
Train Wreckers Ari-ested.
Battle Cheek, Mich., Oct. 13.—Per
sons suspected of wrecking the Grand
Trunk train here on the morning of
July 16th, killine Fireman Crow and
injuring about 20 persons, have been
nt last arrested. Stanley Knowles,
John Bodwig, George W. Johnson and
K. M. Jewett are in confinement.
Knowles wbb employed on the road as
part of the plan for the capture. Fi
nally detectives arrested him nnd got a
confession that tbe crime was com-*
mitted while tbe men were desperate
over the strike.
Joe I'atohen's Failure.
Sioux City, la,, Oct. 13.—This wbb
tbe last day of the interstate fair meet
ing. The track was fast aud the weath
er warm. Joe Patchen made two at
tempts to lower his record of 2:04, but
failed. On tbo first mile the pacing
was very poor, lie wont three-quarters
in fast time, but on tho homo-stretch
slackened his speed and finished in
2:05'.j. Patchen broke on the last
qnariiir of tbe second mile, but went
under the wire in 2:08 fiat.
Wben other remedies have failed to
cure tbat tired ieeting of yours, when
you are dull uad full nf lassitude and
have no appetite try Kamame bitters
50 cents a bottle at all drug stores.
GERMANY STANDS ALOOF.
She Has No FiDger in the
Corean Pie.
Her Interests Do Not Justify
Interference.
Intervention by the Powers Now Out
of the Question.
China and Japan Moat Fight tt Oat.
Banta Mailing; Troop* on the
Chinese Border—The End
Mot Tat.
By tbe Anoclated Prais.
Beblin. Oot. 12.—The Cologne Ga
zette today publishea the following dis
patch from Berlin:
"It ie confirmed from every source
that Germany haa deolined to take par
in a joint European intervention be
tween China and Japan at the preaen
juncture, and thia subject, accordingly,
la removed from tbe diplomatic pro
gramme of the powera."
Tbe correspondent of the Aaaoclated
Freaa bas Bounded a distinguished of
ficial npon the aubjeol and haa also
made other inquiries in other in linen tin
quartera, with tbe result that he haa
found it to be the general opinion tha
Japan, in the event of being victorious
will not make exorbitant demands npon
China, but will restrict herself to insist
ing npon the Independence of Corea
while asking for protectorate rigbta for
hereelf, as well as a big war indemnity.
It iB probable that Japan may demanc
the oeaaion of the Island of Formosa.
Russia's intentions.
Significant, aa indicating the Inten
tions ol Russia, is the statement of the
Berliner Tageblatt's correapondeat at
St. Petersburg, that the Russian troope
in the towns, villages and passes of the
Chinese frontier have been greatly rein
forced, and tbat large quantities of pro
visions and war material are constantly
arriving at those places as well aB large
detachments of Cossack artillery and
etrong dotacbinenta of infantry, bring
ing with tbem the component parte ol
very spacious barracks with portable
beating and baking stoves. In a word
everything, apparently, is being pre
pared for n forward movement, if snch a
step ia decided to be necessary.
GERMANY STANDS ALOOF.
Tbo rfaothrtrtfHsohe correspondent
publishesa- Bt- ;n i-ollici «1 communication
pointing out that Germany, on no ac
count, will take part in any intervention
in favor of either'belligerent interests.
The Cologne Gazette confirms the
statement that Russia and France are
working hand in hand in thiß matter
and repeats the asaertion that they are
also averse to interference in the war.
It ia added that aa Australia is in a sim
ilar manner acting with Germany, and
as it ie claimed that the United Statea
from the first has not concealed her
sympathy with Japan, Italy ia tho only
power likely to comply with the pro
posal of the earl of Kimberly for an in
ternational intervention.
The National Zeitung and the other
German newapapera point ont that Ger
man interests in tbe war are not identi
cal with tbat of England and Russia.
RUSSIAN TROOPS IN READINESS.
St. Petersiiuro, Oct. 13.—The mili
tary officials of tbe Amoor province,
Russian Manchuria, which province ad
joins Eastern Chinese Manohuria, being
separated therefrom by the Amoor river,
have, it is believed, received orders to
hold all tbe troops in the province in
readiness, in view of the complications
in Cbina rendering Russian interven
tion necessary.
Private dispatches have been received
here stating that several tribes in
Afghanistan aud Turkiatan have ap
pealed to Russia to make them Russian
eubjecta.
TWO PARTIES IN PEKIN.
New York, Oot. 14. —A apeoial dis
patch from Shanghai says: It now
transpires that the viceroys of Hu
Kwang and Yunan have been ordered
to Pekiu, in consequence not of the op
erations of tbe Japanese, but of French
movements in tbe south. The imperial
palace in Pekin is divided by two fac
tious, one for peace and the other for
war. The war party consists of the
emperor, the imperial tutor, Ung Tung
11 o and Olohopu, director oi the board
of war. On the aide of peace are the
emprese dowager, Prince Rung and Li.
Hung Chang.
England's attitude.
London, Oct. 13.—The British govern
ment, the Associated Presa learna, will
shortly publish a statement in regard to
its attitude toward the war between
China and Japan.
A BOARD OF ARBITRATORS.
Paris, Oct. 13.—The Journal says it
learns that a conference of representa
tives of the powers will be held in Pekin
with a view to appointing a board ol
arbitrators to settle the war between
China add Japan.
NOT SUING FOR TEACE.
London, Oct. 13 —Sir Halliday Mc-
Cartney, counsellor of the Chinese lega
tion in this city, declares the report tbat
China was suing for peace is nntrue.
No Tlielnc Next Tear.
CnicAoo, Oct. 13.—At a meeting of
the board of directors of the Washington
Park club, held this evening, tbe follow
ing resolution was adopted: ■
Beaolved, That the Washington Park
club give no racing meeting in the year
1895.
Order your suit early. H. A. Qetz is
crowded for fine tailoring at moderate
prices. 112 A est Third street.
Hollenbeck Hotel Ca:6, 214 Second
street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any scyle.
Wonderful appetizer; builds up a run
down constitution. Kamame bitters.
SIXTEEN PAGES.
A PROFITABLE INDUSTRY.
nit Haul. Hid. by Train Bobbin-The
Quantlco Hold-Up.
New Yokk, Oct. 13.—Tbe train held
up last night on tbe Richmond, Fred
ericksburg and Potomac railroad reached
the Pennsylvania depot, Jersey City, at
8 this morning, with a badly shattered
express ear. Adams Express company's
messengers reported all the safes had
been rifled. It is supposed the bandits
obtained between $150,000 and $200,000.
The heavy oak doors of the express car
had been splintered by dynamite. In
addition marks of revolver bullets were
visible, every pane of glass in the win
dows of tbe car had been shattered by
the explosion and fragments of glass
were still scattered over the floor of the
car. The officials of the Adams Express
company in charge of the car at tbe
depot, claimed only the pouches and
eafes bad been ransacked.
a passenger's story.
Many* of tbe passengers who witnessed
the ho!d-np left the train at Washington
and Philadelphia, a few of them com
pleting the journey to New York. The
trainmen were, as usual, reticent about
discussing tbe affair, but Col. J. M.
Bchackford, a newspaperman wbo hap
pened to be on the train at tbe time,
discussed the incident freely and gave a
graphic account of the manner in which
tbe robbers secured their plunder and
made their escape. Mr. Schackford was
formerly an editor of the Newark Jour
nal, lie is now connected with the
Times-Enterprise of Thomasville, Ua.
He told tbe following story:
"About seven or eight miles the other
side of Quantico etation tbe train came
to a sudden stop. Quantico is located
on the Potomac .river, on the Virginia
side. When the train stopped tbe con
ductor, M. A. Bridsong, was thus ad
dressed by one of tbe masked men, evi
dently the captain of tbe gang:
" 'Throw up your hands or we will
blow your brains out.'
"From the manner in which they ar
ranged tbe signals for stopping the train,
as well aa tbe manner in which they
afterwards made their escape, it was
evident that several of the gang were
experienced railroad men. That they
were desperate was more than evident,
and the conductor and fireman lost no
time in obeying their instructions and
wisely complied. There wore at leaßt
six or seven maßked men, and I could
plainly distinguish tbem all in the clear
moonlight of tho early evening. In fact,
so near did they come to me that in
spite of their masks I am almost sure
that I could recognize aome of them if I
could ace them again from certain little
peculiarities of dross or speeob. When
tbe alarmed passengers orowded out of
tbe cars to see what was the matter, the
robbers fired a perfect fusillade of shots
to intimidate them as well aa to frighten
the railroad men.
"Tbe robbers rifled the express car fn
short order. Some of the desperadoes
even went so far aa to converse in a
clever, daring fashion with passengers
and trainmen. This made us all the
more indignant, but we could do nothing
to help ourselves. All tbe passengers
were cool and collected after the first
flush of the excitement was over.
"I wae told that tbey overlooked one
pouch in the car in their hurry. Ido
not know how much they got away
with, but some of the trainmen thought
it must amount to at Isast $150,000 or
probably $200,000.
"The express messengers did the best
they could to prevent tbe robbers from
getting into the car, but the dynamite
and the revolvers of the gang were
enough to make any man weaken. They
threatened to kill tbe messengers on
tbe apot if tbey refused to open the
safe. Tbe messenger refused to yield to
their demands until the captain of the
gang said: 'I'll give you just 30 seconds
to get to work.' Then tbe man gave
in."
TIIE AMOUNT OP THE BOOTY.
The Adams Express company ts not
informed as to the amount of money
secured by the robbors. Mr. L. 0. Weir,
president of tbe Adame Express com
pany, Baid to an Associated Press re
porter today that as the way biils were
destroyed tbey could not judge as yet
tbe amount of money lost. It wbb
probable that all the packages received
at points south of tbe robbery were
gone, and it will take some time ascer
tain the loss.
Detectives will be sent from New
York, Philadelphia, and Washington,
to gain clews. Express Meßaenger B.
F. Crutchiield, who came to the general
office bere this morning, left with the
detectives from New York. It is the
belief of Mr. Weir that he has gone
south with tbe detectives to help them
in their woik.
SEVEN* MEN IN THE GANG.
Washington, Oct. 13.—Seven men
composed the gang that held up the
nortb-bound express train on the Rich
mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
railroad at Qnantico last night. Their
demand for the waybill when the ex
press messenger declared one safe was
empty, and the caution they gave the
fireman about disconnecting the air
brake tubes when be uncoupled tbe en
gine on their demand, shows that come
members of tbe gang have been ruilroad
hands. Resides, after the engine was
uncoupled, it was boardod by the rob
bers and run by them to a point near
Wide Water station, a abort distance
from the scene of the bold up, where
they abandoned and cent it ahead run
ning wild. >
Express Messenger Crutchfield thinkß
tbe booty Eecured wkb (100,600 or more.
THK MESSENGER'S 6TOBY.
He gave this account of the robbery:
"But one robber eutered the car. Ho
waa heavily buiit and dressed like a
farmer, although he eeemed to timr
ougbly understand the express business.
He had a red handkerchief over the
lower part of hia face. When the train
was stopped, I opened tbe door of my
car. A robber fired at me. I lired back
and closed the door. Ho called, 'Open.'
I did not do it. 'Open that door, or I'll
blow tbe whole car to pieces with dyna*
mite!' tie yelled. Then he threw a
stick of dynamite. It struck the door
and shattered the casing. The force
knocked me off my fret. I then opened
the door. One robber came in and
made me opea the sale. He took every
thing. There was one packaye which
[Continued on Ninth rage.]
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
REED'S RANDOM REMAKRS
Tho Maine Autocrat on the
Stump.
He Tarns Himself Loose ia
New York.
An Immense Audience Listen! to
His Sophistries.
Chairman Wilson and Other Demoorat
lo Leader* Aaialled With Shaft*
of Baroaam Peculiar to tha
Down Blast Czars
By the Annotated Press.
New York, Oct. 13.—Barely ever hu
there been a ratification meeting of
ouch magnitude in New York aa that
which asaembled in Cooper Union thia
evening to hear the epeech of ex-Speaker
Thomas B. Beed. The demonstration
waa under the auapicea of the Republican
organization of tbe city and connty of
New York. Every corridor and aiele of
tbe hall was crowded by 7:30 and tha
equare in front of Cooper Union waa
filled with people who were treated to
campaign speeches by local orators.
The "czar" waa in magnificent voice,
and hia address waa received with tha
wildest enthusiasm. Mr. Reed said:
I confess to a sense of unwillingness
to come before tbia great audience bere
tonight. Tbat unwillingness doea not
arise from any lack of interest in the
cause w inch concerns as all, lor I never
fell a deeper interest than now, nor doea
it ariee from any doubt of eucceaa, for
that eeema to be assured. It ia becauea
the presentation of any argument by
any speaker seems almost entirely un
necessary. Tbe case haa been argued
and is arguing itself ao thoroughly in
the course of events now taking place,
and which have taken place, that the
eloquence of an orator, if I bad, it would
surely seem to fall far short of that con
viction which has already taken possei*
aion of the public mind.
Mr. Evarta, in one of those brilliant
sayings which have ao often lighted up a
life of dignity and honor, declaroa that
the wisdom of mankind after COUO yeara
haa diacovered no better method of ad
miniatering juatioe than to Bet up two
men on opposite sidea, each charged
with the duty of exaggerating the mer
its of his aide and perhapa abusing the
other. Hardly any better method haa
ever been discovered for governing the
world than by political parties, who set
up political speakers to chant the merits
of their own and denounce tbe vices of
their enemies. The position, therefore,
of a political speaker in ordinary times
seems to be simple and easy. Oa the
other aide today the task atill appears
as easy as of yore. All they bave to do
is to forgot that they are in power, that
they have themselves the responsibility,
and then go at ua in the old-fashioned
way, charging all disaster to the past
and promising everything for the future.
Even the senior senator Irom New York,
who baa been out oi the party for aome
months, signalizes his return by joining
in the old chorus, just as if he had lost
a step in the procession. Our task oa
thia aide was never more difficult.
I have been in the habit for aome
yeara of speaking of the Democratic
party in terms which seemed to be juat,
but what members of it have not found
entirely satisfactory, and yet I never
dreamed of uaing worda about tbe party
or ita chiefs which have been shouted in
speechea by great Democrats from Maine
to Texae and italicised in much letter
writing by every exalted public func
tionary.
I should never have dreamed of charg
ing tbo senate of tbe United States,
though of another political party, with
perfidy and dishonor, and yet that ia
only a portion of the epithets which
were chosen by tbe chief magistrate of
their own selection. When I saw tha
senator from Maryland in the senate
chamber, with uplifted right hand, suc
cessfully call witness after witness to
prove that their party chief had be
guiled them in tbe passage of the very
bill he so bitterly denounced, I thought
how far ebort in tbe last, campaign 1 had
fallen of describing the actions liable to
result from the supremacy of the party
to which I was opposed. I have, there
fore, no epithet to bestow tonight. My
weapons have been taken from me an«
my occupation as a political speaker fo'
thin campaign seems to bo gone.
Yet in some ways, I do not regret it
If we can no longer talk politics, we cat
perhaps do better. Surely there waa
never a finer opportunity for a little
business sense; for a little of that whole
some wisdom which we put into tha
vi) ur« of ordinary life.
Let us then commence with a frank:
admission that the action of the Demo
cratic party and its complete failure in
the art of governing this country was
perfectly natural, and that as individu
als the Democrats are not responsible
therefor. Nor can we say tbat we were
prophetic whose predictions were being
fulfilled, for I am persuaded tbat no man
on our side dared to foreshadow one
half of what haa happened, most of ua
not a tithe. Naturally enough if we,
who were their enemies did not pro
phesy thia measure of calamity, the or
dinary Democratic voter could not have
dreamed of it, and therefore did not
have it in hia heart.
It ia becauae I am aure of from out
ward vißible signs, not alone from the
elections of Vermont and Maine, that
men are laying aside their partisanship
and are willing to do their share toward
saving the country, and 1 am willing to
lay aside mine and discuss on reason
able terms what best to do here and
now for the oommon interest.
Whenever the principals in Mr. Kt
arts' lawsuit lay aside theirgrudges, the
lawyers can lay down their weapons.
So when in politics a great mistake has
been made, so great that all men can see
it, partisanship can be laid aside and
the situation be stated without exagger
ation of the merits of yonr own Ride or
abase of tbe other. Juf conrse man
never can be perfectly fair this tide
the river of death, for professions aud
lile associations can never be entirtlf

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