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Wednesday. Octobkr 12. 1892.
For Frealdent GROVE R CLEVELAND
For Vice President AULAt K. 8TEVJso
rocGorernor JOHS F. ALTGELD
For Ooiurreman at lanre JOIIN C. BLACK
ForConRrt-Mman at lartre.ADkW J. Hl'NTKK
For Lieutenant Uovernbr JOtPHBGILL
For Secretary of fetate WM H HlNRICHHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GOKE
For Treasurer KUfV: N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. MALONK1
For Elector. 11th Dist J H HANI KY
Fcr 1'onir ess, 11th list TRCMAN PLANTZ
For 11 ember Board of. hqaMizat on,
11. R. BAllTLESOX
For Beprc tentative. Twenty-first Disi.
JOSSPU 11, MULLIGAN
Tor State's Attorney , M. J. Mc'NIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETKK FKEY
For Coroner WISSLOW HOWARD
Kansas is said to have seven negro editors.
A rich deposit of nickel has been dis
coTered near Du'.u'.h.
Karnent Work In 1 lllnoijt.
Grand work is beicg done by the dem
ocrats of Illinois. In all pans of that
state they are working like beavers and
with ft directness of aim that is effective.
In the number of speeches mde Judge
Alt geld, the next governor, leads; but
following him in the good cause ere Gen.
John M. Palmer who as a campaigner is
second to none; lion. AdUi Stevenson
wto has seven appointments ahead of
him and more to be made; Hon. Roge Q
Mills who is announced for four
addresses, rlosirt in Rock Island next
Friday; Gen. S.F.Carey, 'he Ohio veteran
of many campaigns; Gen. John C. BUek,
pension coromibsiocer under President
Cleveland; Hon. William R. Morrison,
who will make 12 speeches; and Hon.
William M. Sprinter, whose time wi,! be
almost solidly civen to campaigning.
All those named are democrats of na
tional reputation. Besides them the list
of speakers of state reputation is one of
the largest and strorgoit that b.3 cvtr
been known in Illinois politics. The
confidence of Illinois democrats in tbir
ability to cerry their state for Do;h na
tional and state tit kits prows every hour.
Among the republican leaders there is
a strong feeling thai too much attention
has been paid thus far in the campaign
to side issues, and thn.t there has not
been sufficient discussion of the treat
-j'iestior.s of national importance the
tariff, the currency, reciprocity, the pro
tection of cit'zfcns at the polls, the record
of the national administration, the modi
fication of the laws in tbe interest of com
mercial expansion, etc. The democratic
speakers have for the most part avoided
those iseues.have tried to divert the discus
sion to local questions and have appealed to
the race and religious prejudices of citi
zens of foreign birth on such issues t.s the
school question in Illinois and Wisconsin,
and on other local questions in otner
states. The republicans have unwisely
allowed themselves to be dragged into
unlimited discussion of those minr tac
tics. They are beginning to think they
btve not been prudent in doing so. They
are determined not to do so during the
rtmaing month of the campaign
The above is a virtual acknowlegcment
by the lead.'ng republican paper of the
State that the democrats have the best of
the fight in Illinois. The demand that
the reobiican speakers ignore the state
and proceed only on national issues is a
repudiation of Fifer, et a!, and indicates
that the Tribune has no hope of defeat
ing Judge Alt geld, but thinks there is a
slight show for Harrison.
KAVct of Judge Orenham'a I'oKitlou. -
A more popular judge than is Gresh
am never occupied the supreme bench.
His decisions were always considered
just, impartial, and given with that
marked deliberation and w isdom that has
characterized his life-long legal work.
His late decision to vote and work for
Cleveland is not a mad rush in tun dark,
but a move that is inspired by bis good
sense and level - headed teasoning.
Blaine's shabby treatment at the bands
of bis party, and the great family rffl c
tions of the great party leader from
Maine, has broken his health and prac
tically delegated Mr. Blaine to private
life, and has left Walter Q GresLam the
most brilliant man in the republican par
ty. Gresham's action is plain of inter
pretation. Can it be expected that a
clean and reputable politician of bis
Stamp would enter the rank and file of
such a pluderous mob as is now lead ng
the g. o. p. on to defeat? Aurora Times.
To the intelligent student of American
politics the annoucemenl that Judge
Gresham will support the democratic
ticket in this enmpaign will occasion no
surprise. Judge Gresham has for years
seen his party drifting away from him.
fie has seen the i.laces in its leadership
-once honorably filled by Lincoln, Seward.
Chase, Sumner and Gree'ey occupied by
the Piatts, the Qiaje, the Dudiejs. the
Clarksons and the Martins. He has seen
th3 party ditcerd every principle which
brought to it the support of honest men
and at last boldly avow its championship
of the doctrine that it is right to rob the
many for the benefit of the few. Wit
nessing these changes, be must have be
gun to realize years ago that he would be
compelled sooner or later to take the step
lie has just taken or forfeit his own self
respect. Chicago Herald.
In Indiana it will determine the course
of thousands who are wavering, insuring
the Hcosier state to Cleveland by a de
cisive majority. In Illinois, heretofore
regarded as doubtful. Judge Gresham
has a strong folio ing. In all the west
ern btates. the people, regardless of party
affiliations, nave unbounded faith in tne
wisdom, patriotism and sound judgment
of the great jurist who. seyering life-lone
party ties, declares in favor of honest
government and against the continuance
in power of a coterie of politicians whose
purpose it is to transform the republic
into' a despotism St. Joseph Gszette.
There is a regular hegira of republican
leaders out of the republican ranks.
There has never been a time in the his
tory of the party when '.here was such an
abandonment of a great political party as
is now taking place. Judge Gresham's
action in indorsing Cleveland pierces liae
a krjife and has thrown the republicans
of southern Indinna into a panic. The
old-time republican leaders are abandon
ing the party controlled by monopolists
of the Ctrnegie stamp. Keokuk Consti
The farmers have watched his course
on the bench and know that he is not
only an honest and j ist man, but aggres
sively so. They remember how he hus
tled Jay Gould out of court in & celebra
ted case in Indiana wherein the creat
wrecker was engaged in legally robbing
the common stockholders of a railroad
which had fallen into his hands. Thev
know that Gresham is a resolute foe of
monopoly and special privilege. Qiitcv
Judge Gresham never had the slightest
sympathy with the idea that a govern
ment constituted for tne general welfare
should through tariff legislation take care
of particular interests at the expense of
all the people of the cou-try. He always
had the true democrat's intolerance of the
misuse of wealth in the conduct of popu
lar elections and in legislative assemblies.
The withdrawal of Judge Gresham
from the republican party is a matter of
national moment, because it does not
mean that one man has changed his
views, but that the highest type of a
class, embracing thousands of citizens
who put country above office, has de
clared that he cannot conscientiously
support the men and methods of the rem
iciscence of a once-honored party.
Four republican cabinet ministers are
supporting Mr. Cleveland in this cam
paipn Hugh VcCulloch, Walter Q
Gres-ham, Carl Scliurz and Wayne Mc
Veigh. Two cf tbem, Messrs McCul-
loch and Gresham. arc distinguished ex
citizens cf Indiana. It is McKinleyism.
forcL'-b:l".:sm. bil.ion - do lar sm and
HarrisoiiUn) that is drivice such men out
of the g o. p. Indianapolis Sentinel.
Jmlge Gresham's determination to vote
the dsniocra'i ticket, has pro laced a sen
sation in political circles throughout the
country, the republicans rcceiins; the
news with dismay and the ik'tnocriis
with enthusiasm. There is no r."ra Ufi.
for doubt concerning tis decision, confir
mation coning from many reliable
sources. Lauisvillc Courier Journal.
Gre?hom's defection is a most signifi
cant and potential fact in 'he c&mp&lsn.
It means more than would a r.o; respond
in? ctaigo of base on ihe part of ry
other man in either prty. Joliet
THE BUFFALO FIZZLE.
Til e National Republican Leagrue Con
vention W mk at flat Failure.
The convention of the National League
of Republican clubs at Buffalo, prepara
tions for which had been in progress for
months, and at which 10,000 delegates
and spectators were expected, was the
greatest fizzle of this campaign to date.
"When the convention was called to
order the gathering was about the size
cf a class meeting in a country village
and jtist about as demonstrative.
The leaders of the movement seemed
paralyzed with astonishment, and ap
parently were not certain "where they
were at." In this particular their minds
were relieved by Judge Haif ht, who in
welcoming them to Buffalo snid:
"Yon are upon the northern boundary
of our government at the foot of Eri.
by the side of the Niagara, overlooking
the queen's dominions. You are in the
city of Buffalo."
Mr. Whitelaw Reid's newspaper was
greatly depressed by the tall attend
ance at the opening session, and ac
counted for it in part by the childlike
and bland excuse that "the delegations
from some states were lured off to
Niagara falls," as if that wonderful
freak of nature could draw zealous Re
publicans away from McKinley, Clark
son and such great lights of their party.
The same newspaper says that later on
the attendance was swollen to "about
500 delegates," and adds that General
Clarkson said there would have been
twice as many but for the "cholera
It's no use to lie about it. The truth
is the convention was a flat failure, and
General Clarkson was bo cast down that
he declined to deliver his carefully pre
pared address. Following the great fiz
zle at Woodsdale park in Ohio, the fail
ure of the Republican and People's party
annex to carry Arkansas and the deep
slumps in Maine and Vermont, this
wretched failure at Buffalo must give
the whole Republican party the blues.
The Harrison campaign has opened in
a way that foreshadows another Demo
cratic tidal wave. New York World.
A Dilated Tribute to WorVin(men.
President Harrison, in his diluted
tribnto to the workingmen of the coun
try, says that they will settle the tariff
question by the calm light of their No
vember fireside. Can Mr. Harrison tell
what, or about what, the price of coal
will be when these November firesides
are backing in their high-priced-but-we-must-have-it
calmness? Detroit Free
Jefferson Was No Protectionist.
As secretary of 6tate aud a member of
the cabinet Mr. Jefferson prepared two
papers in which are embodied his theo
ries of the constitutional rights of con
gress and his ideas concerning the com
mercial principles which congress should
observe. The demand for free trade
has not been made with greater empha
sis. Louisville Courier-Journal.
IS TRADE A MISTAKE?
IF PrtOI V.CTIONISTS ARE RIGHT,
COMMERCE IS A MISTAKE.
The Case, of the Canadians Cited They
Flourish tv Not Trading with Ca. and
We Flourish by Not Trading with
Them An Absurd TariCUe Argument.
Canadian protectionists are now tak
ing their turn at statistics. In recent
years they have been trj-ing a high pro
tective tariff, and they feel bound to
vindicate its utility. At the same time
they know the political value of reci
procity talk, and have been engaged in
negotiations with the United States for
a reciprocity treaty, but nothing has
come of it. The two nations lying side
by side refuse to trade with each other
except under the severest restrictions.
Ever j-body is familiar with the claims
of our own protectionists as to what this
policy has done for us. They tell us
that it has increased our wealth enor
mously, and has augmented the wages
of our workingmen. At the same time
this policy, they 6ay, has not cost any
body anything. Although intended to
put up prices and thereby enable the
manufacturer to get better profits and
at the same time pay better wages, it
has resulted in putting down the prices
of manufactured goods, which are really
protected, and putting up the price of
farm products, which are only nominally
so. The result is happiness to every
body, without the cost of a cent to any.
Protection has had a magic influence; it
has enabled the manufacturer to take
less for his goods, pay more for wages
and cost of living, and still have more
left. At all events, this is the fairy tale
which they are telling to the voters of
If the shutting of the Canadians out
of our markets has done so much for us,
one would expect that they had met
with great disaster. Such is not the
case, however, if we may trust the pro
tectionist statistics on the other side of
the line. They have been figuring oa
labor and wages, and they find that un
der protection wages in Canada have
advanced some Jo or 10 per cent. In
stead of suffering from being shut or.t
of our markets they nave offset it, and
much more, by simply shutting us nt
of theirs. They flourish by not tradin;'
with us, and we flourish by i:nt t:id::ig
with them. Tlioro can le bv.t or.e ra
tional inference from th.-so facts, if th-.-y
are facts, and that is t t CLiniiu-rfe is a
mistake, a mere device for losing mon-y.
Prosperity is found not in trading, l.r.t
in not t radin jr. The i::: to we-refuse to
trade the more money wo pvt. and tho
higher wacres we are r.b!o r.nd willing
to pay. Why then trade at all?
It is tme thi-re are some facts which
protect ! r.ist.s on ln: h sides of the lir.u
invariably ignore. It is true that th-y
invariably assume that whatever iccurs
muli.-r protection is caused by protec
tion. In tolling of increase of waes
under high tariffs they suppress the fact
that they hrive increased under low
tariffs, v.y.d that ia free trade England
there- has boon a r-toady increase. Ia
tciiiug of the decline in the price cf
commodities they leave out of viw tho
well known cause, tho use cf improved
machinery, 'ilioy uo not toil us wny
high tariffs in Franc rind Germany and
S;ain do not make wages higher than in
Engh.nd, where what is called free trade
prevails. If protection is the cause of
prosperity, we onght to find prosjerity
wherever there is protection, and i:o
prosperity wherever protection is want
ing. If it is so disastrous to us to trade
with Canada, or for Canada to trade
with us, it is - ingulax that tho states -f
the Union have not been ruined by trad
ing with one another. This is one of the
paradoxes that protectionists have never
been able to explain. Absolute free
trade among the states and territories is
guaranteed by the constitution, yet all
flourish together, though not equally.
Nor is the rate of wages uniform. With
the same free trade at home, and the
same protection from abroad, wages in
different parts of the country refuse to
keep a uniform level, but are regulated
by supply and demand.
When the subject is considered in all
its bearings we shall find that Mr.
Stevenson has expressed the whole truth
in one sentence, "Tariffs have nothing
to do with wages, except to diminish
their purchasing power." Louisville
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blUousiu ss, so::r ctomach, nausea.
When John V. ATtgeld was here on his
hand-shaking tour he refused to make
a sjeech, whereupon oiu Republican
friends were filled with great glee-, and
they gleefully said "he could not speak."
But they know better now and
begin to realize that they were too pre
vious with their glee. Altgeld opened
his campaign last week and every day
since then he has been flaying Gov.
Fifer alive for his crimes against the
people. Fifer is running like a whipped
cur through the street with John P.
Altgeld after him. Fifer has converted
the; who'e machinery of the Republican
party into a personal ring to further his
ivn Hchemes and the schemes of those
loaders who hope to benefit themselves
by acting with him. Altgeld is after
hiiu and is showing the Fifer gang up
most admirably. Eifingliam Democrat.
YV hat's the matter? Why don't the
People's party press and speakers show
up i he beauties of government money
loaning at 2 per cent, and the sub-treasury
fcystem of wheat and corn, instead
of merely howling ogainst robbers and
plutocrats mid millionaires? Have they
got siek of that r.u;w ii.-ein their platform
The Republican bosses grow harder to
pleaoo every day. They dont like Hill's
sjieec-h and thev dont Jike Alt. --eld's
upeoches. They even grumble over pros
jective defeat. Some men are so unreasonable.
Lvtac S. Raymond, one of the Demo
cratic nominees for trustees of the Uni
versity of Illinois, has been indorsed by
Sidney Granite at his home. Well, he
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