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F.W. JOHNSON, Editor and Prop
Wednesday, January 31, 1894.
THE THIKD TIRM IDEA,
Leading Politicians Discuss the Question
for the Minreapohs Journal.
In answer to the question as to wheth
er any man should be allowed to be pres
ident for more than two teims and as to
whether Cleveland is entitled to such a
third teim, a number of paity leadeis
have given the Minneapolis Journal the
following letteis
NEW:HAMSPHIRE'S SENATOR
I should be \eiy unwilling to see any
president elected a thiid time. Thefu'i
damental theoiy of lepablican govern
ment is fiequent change of rulers—tak
ing men from the body of citizens and
placing them in the offices of government,
after a while leturning them to private
citizenship again. Some of the eailier
state constitutions announced that re
publicanism could only be picserved by
rotation in office. I do not object to one
le-election, although there are strong ar
gnments both ways on even that ques
tion. The election of any president foi
a third time, except under the most ex.
traoidinaiy circumstances, would show
that the government of the people by
men elected fioni among themselves wa
weakening.
As to President Cleveland, I think it
was a mistake to elect him the first time
over James G. Blaine, who was a thor
ough American, compiehending and ad
vocating American interests at homo and
abroad while Mr. Cleveland has no for
eign policy becoming a great nation like
this, and is bent on piostrating the in
dustries of the country to carry out cer
tain pompously enunciated doctiines
about taxation, which have no place in
practical administration. There is no
use of ciscussing the question of his elec
tion for a third term. If the election
were to take place now, he could carry
no one state.—W. E. Chandler.
GEN. CLARKSON.
In my judgment no man, except pos
sibly it be in time of war, as in Lincoln's
case, should be re-elected to a second
term, and I know of no reason within
the precautionary limits of the Ameri
can theory of popular government that
vcnsp the election of any one for
a third tcx 1 as president. George Wash
ington set the safe lule in safeguard of
liberty of the republic when, fiom love
of thit- countiy, he declined a thiid term.
This rule was emphasized and identified
as an accepted and cherished conclusion
of the people by the rejection of Gen.
Giant, then the best loved man in the re
public, for nomination to a third term.
One term in the piesidency, a man fresh
from the people eveiy four yeais and
soon to go back among the people is the
light doctiine.
To elect a man foi a second teim is ot
doubtful wisdom, and oui experience has
shown so far scaicely one second teim
equal to the first. To elect to a thud
teim is to show one man so necessaiy as
to suggest a l»ing or give peimission foi
an oligaichy
I am in favoi of an amendment to the
constitution of the United States, limit
ing the piesidency to one teim of fom
years, and also in favoi of allowing the
people to elect then own postmasteis.
and all othei fedeial officials whine it is
as practicable to do so as in the postal
seivice. This would bung the govern
ment neaiei to the people, lea^ the pies
ldeat free to peifoi the gieatei func
tions of his office, adopt home lule moie
faithfullj, and take the scandal of spoils
out of national politics.
These changes aud a lawgiving a fixed
tenuie of fom yeais to eveiy fedeial of
fice would all be good foi the people and
wholesome foi politics.—James S. Claik
&on.
SARCASTIC INGALLS.
Thi« is a mattei that can be safely left
to the decision of the, people as one of
the fundamental pierogathts of self
goveinment It is quite ceitain that no
man can be chosen piesident, even for
one teim, unless a majority of the voters
want him, and if they decide to give him
a third term it is their right and there is
no constitutional objection. They can
be trusted to prestive the franchises of
fieedom.
Theie is, however, a peceptible jeal
ousy of executive power and a manifest
disposition to curb its encroachment un
der our system, which may ultimately
develop into a demand for the ineligibil
ity of the president for re-election. The
development of this sentiment will de
pend upon the character and demeanor
of our chief magistrate.
Dignity, intelligence, patriotism and
statesmanship will retard it. Self-com
placent ignorance, vulgar egotism,bloat-
ed conceit, brutal indifference, hypocri
tical affectation of moral superiority,
ruffianly sneers at the patriotic defenders
of their country, interference with duties
of congress, the prostitution of patron
age under the pretext of civil service re
form, hauling down the American flag
and the restoration of a squalid harlot
to a dirty tluone will stimulate its
giowth, should the co antry ever be so
unfortunate as to have an executive with
such traits and an administration with
such functions.—John J. Installs.
REV. DR. BURRELL.
"Fhst—I see no seiious objection to a
third teim if the«people—who aie the
couit of last appeal—think the man
worthy of it.
"Second—I don't think the pi e=ent in
cumbent was worthy of a first teim
much less of a second but a thiid—good
Lord deliver us!—David Jas. Buirell.
SOCKLESS JERRY.
In my opinion the question whether a
man bhould be elected the third time
president of the United States depends
altogether upon his fitness for that posi
tion. I think a man should be elected
president of the United States just as
often as in the opinion of the majority
of the people they think he is entitled to
fill that position. If a man shows extia
ordinary ability as a ruler, is fair and
just, and administers the laws in the
interests of the people they should re-elect
him just as long as he lives, because I
think his experience in that position
would enable him to govern more wisely
than would an inexpeiienced man.
I never have been able to see any good
reason wrhy a man should not be elected
a third term if he is well qualifiea to
fill the position and the people of the
United States demand him.
Now, as to your second question, as to
whether the present incumbent should
be elected the third time, I will say that
I am decidedly of the opinion that he
should not. I think he has shown incapa
city as a statesman and a ruler, and also
a disregard of the laws of his country,
and I am of the opinion that when the
people get a chance they will not only
repudiate Grovei Cleveland, but the party
he represents.
He has not alone shown himself the
tool of the money power, calling con
gress together in special session to pass
legislation in the interests of the money
trust, but the tariff bill now presented to
the house, which I presume it is fair to
suppose reflects his ideas of tariff reform,
shows that he has wholly surrendered to
the manufacturers' trust. For the pres
ent tariff bill as presented by Chairman
Wilson is only a robber tariff in a little
less degree than the McKinley bill,which
is on a par with his surrender in regard
to the principle that a public office is
a sacred trust, when it can ^c pi oven
that he has parcelled out the offices as
rewrards for contributions to the cam
paign fund while he has enteied into
speculation on Wall sheet and has be
come a millionaiie since his teim of office
by tiading upon misfortunes fiom his
fellow citizens.
No, I don't think he should be re-elect
ed to the third term.—Jeny Simpson.
FROM FRYE,
In my opinion tho people of this coun
tiy aie opposed to a thiid teim foi any
one, and Gen. Giant probably failed
obtaining a thud nomination fiom the
lecognition of this fact. I, howe\ei,
myself know of no leason why a man
may not be elected thiee times to the
office of piesitknt of the United States
if one teim does not immediately succeed
the other, and if he has the requisite
qualifications with the confidence of the
people. I can conceive of conditions
uncle** which a thiid teim might be very
desnable. I think it would be jjettei to
make the term of the piesident six years
and provide that he should not be elected
a successor to himself. This would pie
vent his using his enormous appointing
powei for his own peisonal benefit. I
know of no objection to a third term
that does not apply as stiongly to "a
second.
Your setitind inquiry, is the piesent in
cumbent entitled to said third term, I
can answeremphatically,no. His course
so fai has satisfied the people that he
was not entitled to the second P.
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0 Olson's Drugstore.
D. H. Sabin of Stillwater is said to
a candidate for senator to succeed W. D.
Washburne. Between the two what have
they to say to Lind's being a better man
than either?
Col.*Ingersoll and the editors will
strike ^Minneapolis together. What
fruitful topics for discussion by the vnin
isters'on the following Sunday this fact
insuresr
The Wilson tariff with slight modifi
cations will pass both houses of Congress
and become a law. It's part of the
"change" that the people clamored for
two years ago and of which they are
getting such ample fill just at present.
We have had many presidents who
have detracted much from their admin
ist,ations through dabbling in political
spoils, but Grover Cleveland is the first
one to carry this practice into the ap
pointment of judges of the Supreme
couit. Until Grover made up mind to
get even with Hill, the Supieme Couit
was fiee from political taint.
Some offended Duluth citizens who
didn't like Congiessman Baldwin's
stand on ceitain tariff schedules, got up
a parade last week and were piepared
to hang the congressman in effigy. The
mayor dampened their enthusiasm, how
ever, and as a lesult the participants
have ever since be^n trying to biing
their heels into close alliance with the
ampler portion of their tiousers, as an
evidence of a feeling of cheapness, where
as Mr. Baldwin still adheies to his old
position. So much for hot-headed and
iriational political animosity.
Grover Cleveland, civil service refor
mer, has been succeeded by "Man-not
afraid-of- Hill."
The name of Dr. A. A. Ames of Min
neapolis has been revived in connection
with the Democratic gubernatorial nom
ination. If there isa't a stench connec
ted with this resurrection, theie never
was with any.
More statesmanship! Cleveland will
not appoint the candidate of any senator
to office until that senator has promised
to vote for Peckham for judge. Think
of that, all you admireis of the "oracle
of wisdom."
Corbett and Mitchell have been arres
ted and placed under heavy bonds. The
penalty, howevei, will probably be as
imaginary as Gov. Mitchell's promised
interference with the fight
A young poei in St. Paul, who signs
himself, F. W. L., has taken to wiitiDg
verses on the Coibet fight He's pursu
ing the wiong tack if he ever expects to
have his name live after him. Something
higher than biute intelligence ought to
constitute Mr Lee's insphation.
Says the Globe: "The time will cooie
when prize fighting will be consicUred
no less a crime than muidei. "Itis per
haps needless to say that the Globe and
other daily papers are not hastening that
time to any extent by their full page ac
counts of every fistic encounter. Public
morals aren't elevated in that manner.
A QEEAT OFFER.
By paying one year iti ad
vance will be sent the New
York Weekly Tribune for
one year without charge.
Also every party paying up
to date and one year in ad
vance.
Get two goodweeklies for
the price of one.
The Emperor of Germany and Bis
mark like the playmates, of Harris,have
kissed and made up again. Whatever
glory there wa« in the happy event,went
as of a right it should, to the aged man
of Blood and Iron, who still seems to be
the great character,, of force and deter
mination that he was when Austria and
France were humbled to please his will.
A bill that abolishes the postal notes
now in use has passed both houses of
Congress. Instead of the postal note,
the new bill creates a money order sys
tem by which oiders can be secuied at
rates as low as those now charged by ex
press companies. For orders not ex
ceeding $2.50 the charge is three cents,
and the fee increases until it is 30 cents
for sums over $75 and under $100, July
1 next is fixed as the date for the new
law to take effect.
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