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TCIIPAT. gtlTEMBER 27. 192
' GROVER'S CREED.
Cleveland's Letter of Acceptance
ARGUMENT FOR TARIFF REFORM
That Issue Made tbe Principal One fof
from the impoitation and employment of
jiouper labor instigated by his profcsstJ
friends, and ? eking security for his inter
est. in organ co-operation, Rtill wait
for a division of the advant.ijn-s secured to
his employer under cover of a generous
solicitude for his wages, while the farmer
is learning tLat the prices of his products
are fixed in fi .iKn markets where he suf
fers from a competition invited and built
up by the sysi:n"he is a--ketl to support.
INTERPRETS THE PLATFORM.
Principles of Democratic Ici.lation on
Duties oa Imports I-aitl Down by the
Democratic leader lirier Allusion to
the "force" Hill Question Hi Position
on Pension Importance of C ivil Service
Reform Reiterated The Silver Question
and Immigration Considered.
Xew York, Sept. 27. The letter of
Grover Cleveland accepting the nomina
tion as the Democratic candidate for presi
dent of the United States is addressed to
Hon. William !. Wilson and others, com
mittee, etc., and is as follows:
Glvtlemex: In responding to your for
mal notification of my nomination to the
presidency by the national Democracy I
hope I may be permitted to say at the out
set that continued reflection and observa
tion have confirmed me in my adherence to
the opinions that I have heretofore plainly
and publicly declared touching the ques
tions involved in the canvass. This is a
time, above all others, when these ques
tions should be considered in the light
afforded by a sober apprehension of the
principles upon which our government is
based, and a clear understanding of the re
lation it bears to the people for whose bene
fit it was created. We shall thns be
supplied with a test by which the value of
any propositions relating to the main
tenance and administration of our govern
can be ascertained, and by which the justice
and honesty of every political question can
t'nrle Sam's Special Mission.
If doctrines or theories are presented
which do not satisfy this test, loyal Amer- j
Icanism must pronounce them false and j
mischievous. The protection of the people (
In the exclusive use and enjoyment of their
property and earnings coneededly consti
tutes the especial purpose and mission of
our free'govemment. This design is so in- !
teiwoven with the structure of our plan of
rule that failure to protect the citizen in
such use and enjoyment, or their unjustifia
ble diminution by the government itself, is
a betrayal of the people's trust. We have,
however, undertaken to build a great na- j
tion upon a plan especially our own. To
maintain it and to furnNh through its 1
agency the means for the accomplishment
of national objects. the Vnierican epleare
willing through federal taxation to surren- .
der a part of their earnings and income. I
Define the Democratic Position.
Tariff legislation presents a familiar
form of federal taxation. Snch legislation
results as surely in a tax upon the daily
life of our people as the tribute paid direct
ly into the hands of the tax gatherer. We
feel the burden of these tariff taxes too
palpably to be persuaded by any sophistry
that they do not exist or are paid by for
eigners. Such taxes, representing a dimin
ution of the property rights of the people,
are only justifiable when laid and collect
ed for the purpose of maintaining our gov
ernment and furnishing the means for the
accomplishment of its legitimate purposes
and functions. This is taxation nnder the
operation of a tariff for revenue. It accords
with the professions of American free insti- j
tutions, and its justice and honesty answer
the test supplied by a correct appreciation
of the principles upon which these insti- j
tutions rest. This theory of tariff legisla- J
manifestly enjoins strict economy in public
expenditures and their limitation to legiti
mate public uses, inasmuch as it exhibits
as absolute extortion any exaction by way
of taxation from the substance of the peo
ple lieyond the necessities of a careful and
proper a1 minist rat ion of government. j
Republican Ideas I nconnt it ational. j
Opposed to this theory the dogma is new
boldly presented that tariff taxation is
Justifiable for the express purposes and in
tent of thereby promoting esp-ial interests
and enterprises. Such a proposition is so
clearly contrary to the spirit of our consti
tution, and so directly encourages the dis
turbance by selfishness and greed of pa
triotic sentiment, that its statement would
rudely shock our people if they had not al
ready been insidiously allured from the
aafe landmarks of principle. Xever have
honest desire for national growth, patriotic
devotion to country, and since. e regard for
those who toil leen so Ix-trayed to the sup
port of a pernicious doctrine.
The Pleaa for Protection.
In its liehalf the plea that our infant in
dustries should be fostered did service un
til riixcrelitd bv our stalwart growth: then
followed the exigencies of a terrible war !
which made our people heedless of the op
portunities for ulterior schemes afforded by
their willing and patriotic payment of un
precedented tribute; and now, after a long
period of peace, when our overburdened
countrymen ask for relief and a restoration
to a fuller enjoyment of their incomes and
earnings, they are met by the claim that
tariff taxation for the sake of protection is
an American system, the continuance of
which is necessary in order that high wages
may be paid to our workingmen and a home
market be provided for our farm products. .
The System Declared Unjust. I
These pretenses should no longer deceive. '
The truth is that such a system is directly
antagonized by every sentiment of justice
and fairness of which Americans are pre
eminently proud. It is also true that while
our workingmen and farmers can, the least j
of all our people, defend themselves against j
the harder hon.e life which such tariff tax
ation decrees, the workwoman Buffering
Tariff Reform Without Disaster or De
molition. The struggle for unearned advantage at
thedoorsof the government tramples ou
the rights of those who patiently rely upon
assurances of American equality. Every
government concession to clamorous favor
ites invites corruption in pel -ileal .-UTairs
by encouraging the exjH-niitt:re ef money
to delwach suffrage in support of a policy
directly favorable to private and M-lSsh
gain. This in the end mufct strangle patri
. i.i :;;m weaken popular confidence in
tie it itmie of Republican institutions
Thouirh the subject of tarilT legislation in
volve a question of markets it also in
volves a question of morals. We cannot
with impunity permit injustice to taint
the spirit of right ami equity, which is the
life of our republic; and we shall fail to
rench our national destiny if greed and self
ishness lead the way.
I -.1 n -s the Chicago Declaration.
Recognizing there truths. ;i national
IV: nxracy will seek by the ap; I at ion of
j::t and (o;anl principles to equalize to our
!eop!e the blessings due thern from the
government they support, to promote
nnu.ng our crnntrynicn a closer community
of interests cemented by patriotism and na
tional pride, and to point out a fair field
where prosperous and diversified American
enterprise may grow and thrive in the
wholesome atmosphere of American indus
try, ingenuity, and intelligence. Tariff re
form is still our purpose. Though we op
pose the theory that tariff laws may le
passed having for their object the granting
of discriminating and unfair governmental
aid to private ventures. we wage noextermi
nating war against any American interests.
We believe a readjustment can be accom
plished in accordance withthe principles we
profess, without disaster ordemolition. We
believe that the advantages of freer raw
material should be accorded to our manu
facturers, and we contemplate a fair and
careful distribution of neeesary tariff bur
dens, rather than the precipitation of free
Free Trade Impossible.
We anticipate with calmness the misre
presentation of onr motives anil purposes,
Inst igated by a selfishness which seeks to
hold in unrelenting grasp its unfair advan
tage under present tariff laws. We will
rely upon the intelligence of our fellow
countrymen tc reject the charge that a party
comprising a majority of our people is
planning the destruction or injury of Ameri
can interests: and we know they cannot
lie frightened by the spectre of impossible
i;rief Reference to the 'Korce" Kill.
The administration and management of
onr government dejend upon popular will.
Federal power is the instrument of that
will not its master. Therefore the attempt
of the opponents of Democracy to interfere
with and control the suffrage of the states
through federal agencies develops a de
sign, which no explanation can mitigate, to
reverse the fundamental and safe relations
between the people and their government
Such an attempt cannot fail to he regarded
by thoughtful men as proof of a bold de
termination to secure the ascendency of a
discredited party in reckless disregard of a
free expression of the popular will. To re
sist such a scheme is an impulse of Democ
racy. At all times and in all places we
trust the people. As against the disposi
tion to force the way to federal power, we
present to them as our claim to their con
fidence and support a steady championship
of their rights.
ABOUT THE MONEY QUESTION.
A Condition Precedent to Kimetallism
Civil Service Reform.
The people are entitled to sound and
honest mony abundantly sufficient in vol
ume to supply their business needs. But
whatever may be the form of the people's
currency, national or state whether gold,
silver or paper it should be so regulated
and guarded bv governmental action, or by
wise and careful laws, that no one can be
deluded as to the certainty and stability of
its value. Ev-ry dollar put into the hands
of the people should be of the same intrinsic
value or purchasing power. With this con
dition absolutely guaranteed both gold and
silver can bo safely utilized upon equal
terms in the adjustment of our currency.
In dealing with this subject no selfish
scheme should le allowed to intervene, and
nodoubtf nl exeriment should be attempted.
The wants of our people, arising from the
deficiency of imperfect distribution of
money circulation, ought to le fully and
honestly recognized and efficiently reme
died. It shon Id, however, be constantly
remembered that the inconvenience or loss
that might arise from such a situation can
lie much easier borne than the universal
distress which must follow a discredited
Indorses for the Merit System.
Public officials are the rgents of the
people. It is therefore their duty to secure
for those whom they represent the best and
most efficient performance of public work.
This plainly c"n be best accomplished by
regarding ascertained fitness in the selection
of government employes. These considera
tions alone ar sufficient justification for an
honest adherence to the letter and spirit
of civil servi j reform. There are, however,
other features of this plan which abundant
ly commend it. Through its operation
worthy merit in everv station and condi
tion of American life is recognized in the dis
tribution of public emphyoent, while its
application tends to raise the standard of
political activity from spoils hunting and
unthinking prty affiliation to the advocacy
of party principles by reason an argument.
Pension Roll a Roll of Honor.
The American people are generous and
grateful; and they have impressed these
characteristics upon their government.
Therefore, all patriotic and just citizens
must commend liberal consideration for
our worthy veteran soldiers and for the
families of "thfse who have died. No com
plaint should be made of the amount of
public mene; paid to those actually dis
abled or made dependent by reason of army
service. But our pension roll should be a
roll of honor m contaminated by ill deserts
and unvitiatii by demagogic abuse. This
is due to thoe whose worthy names adorn
the roll and t all our people whodelight to
honor the brave and the true. It is also
due to those who in years to come should
hear reveren'ly and lovingly the story of
American patriotism and fortitude, illus
trated by our tension roll. The preference
accorded to veteran soldiers in public em
ployment should be secured to them hon
estly and without evasion, and when capable
and worthry -heir claim to the helpful re
gard and g-'titude of their countrymen
should be ungrudgingly acknowledged.
The Oppi . etl and the Immigrant.
Our people, stHl cherishing the feeling of
human fellowship which belonged to our
beginning as a nation, require their gov
ernment to tpreea for them their sympa
thy with all chose who are oppressed un
der any rule 'ess free than ours.
A generous hospitality, which is one of
the most pror inent of our national char
acteristics, p" impts usto welcome the wor
thy and iudu trious of ail lands to homes
ami citizenship among ik This hospitable
sentiment is . t violated, however, by care
ful and reasonable regulations for the pro
tection of thv public health, nor does it
justify the rrception of immigrants who
have no app. relation of our institutions,
ami whose presence among us is a menace
to peace and good order.
The importance of the construction of
the Xic-ara ua canal as a means
of promoting commerce !et ween our
states and foreign countries, and also
as a contribution by Americans to the en
terprises which advance the interests of the
world of civilization, should commend the
project to government approval and in
dorsement. As to Whisky and the Schools.
The assurance to the people of the utmost
individual lilierty consistent with peace and
good order is a cardinal principle of our
government. This gives no sanction to
vexatious sumptuary laws, which unneces
sarily interfere with such habits and cos
tumes of our people as are not offensive to
a just moral sense, and are not inconsistent
with good citizenship and the public wel
fare. The same principle requires that the
line between the subjects which areproerly
within governmental control and those
which are more fittingly left to parental
regulation should be carefully kept in view.
An enforced education, wisely deemed a
proper preparation for citizenship, should
not involve the impairment of wholesome
parental authority, nor do violence to the
household conscience. Paternalism in gov
ernment finds no approval in the creed of
Democracy. It is a symptom of misrul.-.
whether it is manifested in unauthorized
gifts or by an unwarranted control of per
sonal ami far ily affairs.
GOOD WORD FOR THE FAIR.
And the Voter Referred to the Kx-Presl-dent's
Our countrymen not only expect from
those who represent them in public places a
sedulous care for the things which are di
rectly ami palpably related to their material
interests, but they also fully appreciate the
value of cultivating our national pride and
maintaining our national honor. Doth
their material interests and their national
pride and honor are involved in the success
of the Columbian exposition, and they will
not lie inclined to condone any neglect :f
t ffort on the part of their government to
insure in the grandeur of thisevcnt a fit
ting exhibit of American growth ami great
ness, and a splendid demonstration of Amer
Not Writing for Instruction.
In an imperfect and incomplete manner
I have thus endeavored to stf.te some of the
things v. hich accord with the rrwd and in
tentions of the party to which I have given
my life-long allegiance. My attempt has
not lieen to instruct my countryman nor
my party, but to remind lxth that Demo
cratic doctrine lies near the principles of
our government and tends to promote the
people's good. I am willing to lie accusal
of addressing my coiinlrrmcn upon trite
topics and in homely fashion for I lielieve
that important truths are found on the sur
face of thought, and that they should 1
stated in direct and simple terms,
"o Kxruse to Misnnderntand Him.
Though much is left unwritten my rec
ord as a public servant leaves no excuse 'or
misunderstanding my ln-lief and position
on the questions which are now presents!
to the voters of the land for their decision.
Called for the third time to represent the
party of my choice in a contest for the su
premacy of Democratic principles, my grate
ful ajuireciat. on of its confidence less than
ever effaces the solemn sense of my respons
ibility. Has Keen There Before.
If the action of the convention you repre
sent shall be indorsed by the suffrages of
my countrymen. I will assume the duties
of the great office for wVich I have 4een
nominated knowing full well its labors
and perplexities, and with humble reliance
upon the Divine Being, infinite in power to
aid, and constant in a watchful care over
our favored nation.
Yours, very truly,
Ghat Gables, Sept. 26, 1892.
QUITE A DISASTROUS BLOW.
Two Ilojs Killed and Half a Dozen Houses
Brooklyn, Sept. 27. A wind storm, al
most a c;-f ;e in force, swept over the city
of liii. yn yesterday afternoon. Six
houses were blown down, two boys killed,
and trees, fences, etc, prostrated. A brick
house at Knickerbocker and Woodbine
streets was blown down burying beneath
the ruins Joseph Gould, aged b years, and
Charles Brown, same age. Arthur Ma
loney, aged 7, who, with the other
two boys, was playing at the
time, was severely injured, but escaped.
Five recently erected frame dwellings at
Cornelia street and Wyckoll avenue were
blown down, John Deremiah, employed on
the buildings, sustaining a fractured skull
and a broken leg. Fredick Larkin, a con
tractor, was struck by a falling tree and
McClure Replies to ..! t-inl-y.
Philadelphia, Sept. 27. Hou. A. K. Mc
Clure made a siieech in the Acadatny of
Mutiic last night in reply to Governor Mc
Kinley. Among other things he said that
the tin shown at the McKinley meeting was
made of plates imported from Wales, by im
ported labor and with imported block tin.
Stevenson Speaks at Roanoke.
Roanoke, Va., Sept. 27. Hon. A. E.
Stevenson delivered a speech here yester
day to a crowd from all the country round
about. At the conclusion of the speaking
he took the train for Bristol.
THIS AT CHICAGO!
Bad Showing for the City Health
SCARED BY SUPPOSED CHOLERA.
The Patient Refused Admittance at Iw
Hospitals and Given a Wide Berth by the
Health Officials, Who Offer Him "o As
sistance A Private Physician Finally
Obtained, Who Says It Is Sot the Pest
After All Cholera Belt Jfews.
Chicago, Sept. 27. William Forney, a
collector for the Standard Oil company,
left Xew York for San Francisco Friday
on the Pennsylvania limited express. Sat
urday morning he was taken sick on the
train between Pittsburg and Alliance, O.,
and the conductor, fearing he had cholera
put him off the train. He took the next
train, arriving here about 5 o'clock last
evening. He went to the Central police
station and asked to be sent to the hospital.
He was taken to the Mercy and the Michael
Reese hospitals and was refused admis
sion at both lecause it was feared he had
the cholera, despite his protestations to the
Courageous Health Officials.
He was then returned to the Central
station where they sent him to the office of
Health Ccaimissioner Ware. The patient
was suffering intensely, but he assured
those around him that he was not a cholera
suspect. He told a health officer his
story and that official promptly told Mr.
Forney he would have to go to the pest
house "if he had the cholera, and then hur
ried away, Three health officers were sit
ting in the office when Mr. Forney, accom
panied by the reporter, walked in. When
the sick Xew Yorker finished telling about
being put off a train and alo being refused
at two hospitals one of the health officers
went out on the street to get the fresh air.
Another sat in a chair across the room, and
at no time did he get within ten feet of the
Called Vp a Private I or tor.
An attache of the office tried to call up Dr.
Ware, health officer, but couldn't gethim, so
he rang up Dr. O. X. Huff. It was some time
before he succeeded in getting the doctor
to answer the telephone. During this time
the sick man fell off his chair from ex
haustion, and the reporter unassisted lifted
the patient back to his seat. The health of
ficer who sat near by, and who witnessed
the man's fall, did not move from his chair.
In his own mind he was satisfied that it was
a genuine case of cholera, and he intended
to keep a safe distance.
Advised to Go to the Hotel.
Dr. Huff answered the telephone while
this scene was taking place at the health
office. He hurried down town and exam
ined the pat lent. He said that the man did
not have cholera. He ordered him to go to
a hotel. The Alexian Bros.' hospital was
called up to see if the patient would be re
ceived, but the answer came back that sick
persons were not admitted after 8:45 p. m.
and so Mr. Forney, assisted by a reporter,
went to the hotel, not one of the alleged
health officers offering to assist him.
Awful Mortality In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 27. The number
of deaths from the cholera within the whole
Russian empire from the beginning of the
epidemic up to Saturday last is officially
reported at 15,60.
Hamburg, Sept. 27. There were 197 fresh
cases of cholera in this city yesterday, or
six more than Sunday; eighty-nine deaths,
cr nine fewer than Sunday.
So Sew Cases at (iotham.
Xew York, Sept. 27. Xo new cases of
'cholera were reported anywhere in the
vicinity yesterday. The Scandia was per
mit ted" to come to upper quarantine.
THE VERY LATEST.
Washington. Sept. 27 Col. W. P
Can iday, ex-sergeant-at-arms of the
Uoited Mates senate, committed suicioe
in this city this morning, snooting him
self through the head.
Another Cholera Scare.
Sew York, Sept. 27. Down the bay,
there is another cholera ripple. On the
first pelt hip to enter this port the Bo
hemia, there hve. developed two new
cases durirg the night.
'Success depends upon the libtril p.t
ronage of printing offices." Ator.
Talk's cheap, but when it's
backed up by a pledge of the
liard cash of a financially re
sponsible firm, or company, of
world-wide reputation for fair
and honorable dealing, it
Now, there are scores of
sarsaparillas and other blood
purifiers, all cracked up to be
the best, purest, most peculiar
and wonderful, but bear in
mind (for your own sake),
there's only o::e gztararJccd
blood-purifier and remedy for
torpid liver and all diseases
that come from bad blood.
That one standing solitary
and alone sold on trials is
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
If it don't do good in skin,
scalp and scrofulous diseases
and pulmonary consumption
is only lung-scrofula just let
its makers know and get your
Talk's cheap, but to back a
poor medicine, or a common
or.e, by selling it on trizl as
-Golden Medical Discovery"
is sold, would bankrupt the
Talk's cheap, but only " Dis
covery " is guaranteed.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive Bale for this county of tie
Piaqos ard Oreiri,
WEBER, HTU YVES A NT, DECKER BR08., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
ffA inV line slso of small Mnsical merchandise. We have In onr etnuloj a flrst-cla Plsr.o 7 - rr :
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
Call in and see
FIXE LINE OF
. Ludlow Shoes,
km -$4 -
The best line of SCHOOL SHOES ever shown in the
Wricrrit & Oreeraveilt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
VJOHS? VON KOECKRITZ. Pharmacist.
f f J i 11 M 1 r i
I hi ' L (i 1 P t fr "
The Bee Hive not only
shows the largest ani
best bought stock of
cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
partment calculated to
paralyze competition, open
the eyes of every wide
awake cash buyer, and
prove to all that the Bee
Hive is "second to none"
in stock, styles or low
Your self-interest leads
you to the
114 West Second Street. Divcnport.