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GOV. EL'S SPEECH.
The Democratio Party and Its Prospects in 1888. NEW YOKK'S MAJORITIES. Enthusiasm Uncontrolled at DrooaDn Dluncr. the The Imhm of the Pay Ilseud Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln Ite lleved That an AdualnUtratlon Mmuld steward He Friend, and Turn It Kne- tale Out-Kindly Advice to I'resldeut rierrland-brtilorrury Should b Culded by tbe Spirit of J.ffir.on. The leader of the IamusTatio party of Iiiig Island assembled at Urn sixth an- nual banquet of the Young Men' Ien- crutic club of Brooklyn, whiih brought together dadinguhed usuibIu,;o iu hy.nor of Washington' birthday und of Governor Hill, who whs to deliver a -i-xm Ii on "Th Democratic 1'urty." The dinner wan served In the Academy of Music, where all the historical bniupioU in Ihooklyu takeplacv. Eminent speakers nddrev. the rnthering, including Oil J. C. Dim U, e-om- missiuncr of p-'ii-ioii'', and Senator A. IL Oulquitt, of Georgia. Mayor Whitney welcomed tho guests ami David A. Iloody sjko to "Tho Day We t'ole Srate." Up row then (iovcrnor Hill to an swer to the toast, "The National Demc ra;y." Ills welcome was tumultuous, voolf nr'U, wild. Thu wed bred men U-foru him atemixl Bud.lenly to have gone m.nL They waved their nupklns, yollod . and rliH'ml while tlio uovornor stoisl there o ns-k gainst w hich the waves bloke. At last lie , 'u""' "V miasma en.iue., Jro, , , , . ,, ,: ' views and principles, when contrasted with faigun to sreuk, but us one or other of bis , .. .. . , . , . , tlie healthy increase ami prosis-nty that tbrusts tick etl li s hearers their cheers broke . ' . , , T. ' . ' diaractci-17 the growth of Democratic coun ml again. The sjs-ech in full was as follows: T,(J furU of wUr 0,,K)lu.Ills , ,.0,uill Mil I'KKhiDKXT AM) Ukmti.KMKM: Uhiii (Imlr jiower against the wishes of the fsjople the topmost height of one of the bnautiful i,y t listir undlsguixed violation of the organic tounta ins of Virginia there is pointed out to ' J)iW ( the stuto fuiTiishns an exhibition of (ho traveler a rude structure, famous us the 4loiiio of Thomas Jefferson -the friend of Washington the author of the Dodnrutioii f liidepeiiileiice and the fouinlerof the Deiu oerutit; party; (Cheers.) It was here upon the sacred soil of this nia jMtic state, known as the "Mother of Fiwi itonta," oinld the free w inds, the bright sun and the pure air of heaven, that the Sugn of Monticello- ripe in wisdom and unrelllsh in patriotism-matured the piinciplns which Uave ever since been the foundation of our political faith. (Applause.) As In oud as the iimiMiilleeiit exruiiLse which he surveyed from Uis lovely rural retreat, as exalt.sl as the tin- slng Phi.ia.le from which his vision extond. l, and o-s en.luring as the towering m..tint..m ' rnw llself w.-re the sentiments which he so '. grandly enunciated. Fitting, Indeed, were such surroundings for the concept ion of Dem ocratic sentiments. Imbued with lint true spirit of iitdeis'inleiu e and Impressed with cor rect notions of government, he favored the largest liberty for the citizen libcrt y regu lated byluw. He inculcnteil n strict con it ruction of the constitution; Jie advocated taxation for the benelU of nil ami not for a Lav orts 1 few (applause) he uiyed universal education, he asMrlsl the dignity of lulsir, the rights of the coiumon sopt mul the sov ereignty ol the slates. (Applause) He placed the new Imrn party Un uo narrow r intoleriuit ground, but upon that com prehensive platform of eiputl i ights- lns doiu of opinion and liberality in nil things which hit's ever since chaructei i.cd the atti tude and actions of the party ii.n all tho public tp lest ions of the day. ( Applnu-e ) Theie could be no prouder testimonial or tribute lo any man or to the founder of any party than tlie simple inscription w hich to this day adorns the slab over his grave in an aUicure rural cemetery iu the Old Dominion, and which declares: "Here lies buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Dei larutiou of American Indepen dence, of the statute of Vlrgiuia for religious freedom, ami father of the University of Virginia." (Dong continued applause.) okiuin or rut wr mocha tic rARTr. To such illustrious leadership do we Usee the houui able origin and organisation of the Democratic party, and the principles thus formulated were the first that greeted its Infant ears and have ever since directed its footsteps and shaped its destiny. Those prin ciple safely guided the nation during it earlier days, and later on there was mided to . ( them the famous "Mmiroe Dm trine" (up ptans )-now the accepted policy of the coun try, and, later still, during the unadulterated Democratic, administration of Andrew Jack sou (u' ecrs and applaiL-) the admuuble sysfctu of ao independent tieamry wu . Z adopted and ever since UiaiiiUin.v, m,d sub- aequenllr the jsuty s dsmanW have luciude.1 the supi'iort of an honest currency, oppmd . . kto ;a'i sumptuary laws, mlui tion or war taxes iu times of js-ace, erMiiomy m public .-. - aapviMiuum, iiuoiai piii.iuas xor 'lescrving rOwaoWiers and se-iher-(ap(Uaase( a.immi- trative and niuniclal reform and home rule for cities. (Applause.) Through evil report and g0'l report, in Coatest after contest, w nave conteuded un- der the banner bearing these principle a IU inscription. Hi nc I860, tint after time, under the avalanche of false doctrine In op IHMing foi, our force have been swept from their feet and nil seemed lost save honor. Though vanquished, we were not d .smayed, and wore always the Hint ounterrifled" Democracy. (Laughter, cbeors and applause. A voice: "'Ihree cheer for David H. Hill, the eixmiit of unterrlfied Democracy." Given with a will.) 1 he tradition of our party, alwayi full of Interna and instruction, represent the rich le acy bequeathed to ai by the sterling men whom live of usefulm- wire devoted to the pi.lmc good, end whose memories will always l held by us in affectionate regard. What te nder recollections are awakened when we lecidl the home of some our departed stato men. 'Monticello," "The Hermitage," "Deet fluid" and "Qreyitone" are dar to eery Democratic heart. (Cheer and ap plause ) The name and deed of these dis- i tinguished leaders, alout who-m hearthstones ' B(j Bntwim ,L, Ulm., , jvy of lasting rrnn llibrunce, need no costly monument or their fame. b"'""a " nj I -I 'J ht. history of their liven and actions "ill bo read a long and as widely a though we C'iiuKI write their uainec iu every star that lun; Kiik'ruvn their story on th- livinif sky, 1 To I forever read by every eje. Under the Aug of the Union to-dny floats tlm flag of Dtnracy, on I shall "till fl"at f,,r years to come, if w hold fist to those prim-ipice w hich kept life within in as pin ty when scarcely a single statu ow ucl our swuy. WHY 1HK KTATl I NOT RltAPP'illTif'NKnT For the pa-l (he years the Dcmis-mcy litis cnrj iid lh" Kmpire state at eueh anminl ' tion. our inajorltusi varying front l.l'O to 1'jr.oo . (l iner and long coiiiiniii'.l u I hiiiM ) That, u; n a full und f lir vote, with n f.ils,' or misleading issues iu tho canvass, New York is Democratic, must lm conceded l y every intelligent Klitical observer. ( p p im-.) Yet our opponent are utile to l;wp control of the legislature ly rel u-iiig to make a reappoi tionuieiit required by tho constitu tion. (Applause.) They maintain tlieir Kiwer, not by tiirior oliticul wisilom, not Urmi.s of bettur legislation, not by bonor libie (oiilical inethisls, but by a shameless ilisregiiid of siu'rel cousiitutional obli gation. (Applause.) For years this solemn duty has been neglected and its srformance refiiMxI Ixtause they, as well as we, know that a just ami proper enumeration of the in habitants, followed by a fair and homst re apportiometit of the senate and assembly dis tr cta i f thest4iU, would give to our irty the control of the legislative branch of the government. (Applnu.se.) They know as well as we the significance of the Azures of the last census of l!iM) and what they Mr tend. Those figures show in eleven H publi can counties, taken together, nn actual not loss In population, and that in the great Democratic counties of New York, Kings and Albany there was an Increase in Impu tation over double that of all tho rest of the fifty-seven count lea of tho state put together. (Applnue.) They keenly appreciate us well I as wo what Is indicated for tbe future by this dwarfing, contracting ami dwindling of the Imputation iu Republican localities, uudoubt ,. i . .i . . .1 i ..... i t i i the tremendous det-peration that character ises the last struggle of a desienite party. HOW REia'BI.K'A.SS HOI.O HITKEM At'V. Not alone In this state, but iu other states, do our honorable opponents maintain their supremacy by questionable means, and by a system of "rotteu borough" representation more odious and unjust than thut which ex isted in Ureat Britain years ago, uud which wu destroyed by the passage of the Reform act of 1SICJ, after a heroic struggle of sixteen years. (Applause.) In Connecticut the can didate for governor who receives thegreat- nul,,tr of ,rot, ta not Plttl '" th offlce, hut tlie legislature elect, the gov - eTnor nn,l,M ,,0, candidate Has a majority (AppklWe.) To-dny, if 110 such ui'tli'iiiixrutk; and improjs-r rule prevailed, that state would haven Democratic governor, because hist fall the greatest number of votes was cast for the Iieiuoeratic candidate. lut the Republican legislature, with cool (Trout ery, selected the minority Republican can didate, who now Ibis thut ofllce. lint that is not the worst of it Tho legis lature itself dtsw not fairly represent the peo ple, but a monstrous system of representa tion prevails whereby certain small towns casting a few hundred votes have as much representation in the legislature as cities which cast thousands of voles, like Hnrtford and New Haven. There Is no pretense of the existence of any eijuitable or fair method of rcpie. cntutlon. Its injustice admits of no explanation or excuse, and if it did not prevail Connecticut to-duy would huve a Democratic legislature uud two Democratic senators to honestly represent her iu the United States senate. (Applause.) Sub stantially the same injustice prevuils in New Hampshire, where the legislature under the same circumstances elect a governor usually not the choice of the people nor the one for whom the greatest number of their votes are cast Iu Rhode Islaud Ironclad and rock riblssl Republican Rhode Island their party advantage is maintained by actually dis franchising every foreign born citizen un less be is a freeholder. It is the only state In the Union wherein a property qualifica tion Is required of its electors. The Repub lican control of the next United States ann ate Is maintained by tlie vote of the two senators from the state of Nevada, a state which is actually decreasing in imputation, and which can only innster, according to the last enumeration, tt 1.000 inhabitants, which is less than the opulation of each of nine teen counties of thu state, ami le-s than that font lined in every assembly district in this city. HONOR, DWKSCV AND KAtlt PlJvV VI0I.ATCD. TheM are startling figures, but they are in keeping with the present apportionment in this state, wherein some Democratic sena torial and assembly districts contain almost twice as much population as Republican dis tricts. All Miine of honor, decency and fair play is violated in tbe maintenance of politi cal power tiy iucli methods. An elector in Ht Lawrence or Alleghany county ahould count a much as an el tor in New York or J Krovklyn, and no more. (Applause.) There hculd be absolute "equality In ujj," so far aa a basii for representation 1 concerned. There is apparent a neemwity for a change in Mir ) stem of popular representation every where. In the language of that memorable plat form of 1870, 'reform is necessary"1 to plot wt and preserve the right of mujoritie from msconduct, fraud and crime! of min orities Intrenched in power. We have not forgot the crime of lS7o (hoot and long continued applaue) when the Democratic candidate for the presidency, although ha had concededly received a majority of the popular vote of the) oountry, wa defrou led of hia office by the crime of IU-puldicau ro turning board in three (tatea of the Union. (Applause ) Hy moons of fraudulent count ing, forged certificate and falsified return, backed by a wicked use of power oa the part of the general government, the electoral vote of three state ware deliberately and virtually stolen from their rightful po essor. But that waa not all Kvery thief concerned in the larceny wa rewarded with an office by the receiver of the tolen good, who, although nominally at the head of this great government for four year, has al ready lunk into oblivion, and will g down To the vile earth fiom whence he sprung, Unwept, unhnnored and unsung. (Cheers and wild enthusiasm. A voice: "An old chicken raiser is Iliyes!") The name of Samuel J. Tilden-fapplanv) will live respectod and illustrious in the country' history, while the names of the. denture who wronged him will bo lost and . forgotten forever. (Hissei.) Such was bis love for his countrymen, that to Mr. Tildi-u lielongs the distinguished honor of having mada for public purtoes tho W-st pi iva'e Isipiest ever kuown in the nistory "f the country, if not the world. (Bravo." A voire: "Tlirisy cheers and a tiger for Nnimicl J. Tilden!") Childless though he was, yet, true to his Democratic Instincts, he mudu the s'ople Ins heirs. (Applause.) ' Therein no remedy for this violation of the constitution and injustice in regard to ; t he representation to which I have referred except by an apil to the bar of public opinion. Tho courts are iowerless to a d. , You ennt'ot mandiiinas a legislature and I compel it to perform its constitutional duty. I You cannot indict such a body forarefiwil' to oliev the organic law. The apiieal must Is) mode to the people to an eiiliglitoueilpublic: sentiment to that sense of fuiruess inherent in every just man, and tho appeal will event ually be found not to have been made in vaiu. THJC RECENT REPUBLIC AM CLVB DINNER. Permit to remark, in passing, that it Ls with ftsliigs of ptwuliar gratification that I am permitted, by your kind courtesy, to speak upon "The Democratic I'urty" iu this Academy of Music, Brooklyn. This building bus esitecial interest to me, because it was iu yonder spacious audience room where, in the memorable campaign of 13S5, and during its darkest days, the Democracy of Brooklyn, on thut terribly stormy night, turned out in such tremendous numbers and guve mo that magnificent reception which cheered and en couruged our friends iu every part of the state, and for which I shall always remain most profoundly grateful. (Cli eersand wav ing of handkerchief. A voice: "Three cheers for our governor!") Neither do you nor I forget that it was at that same gathering w hero it seemed as though the grand koyuote of the euiupnign was sounded, w hen, throw ing aaide entangling alliances, your standard beurer proclaimed in a single sentence, th actual platform upon which he sought the suffrages of the peophj and upon which thu victory was fairly won. (Appluuse.) Home ten days since a dinner was given in New York, at Dclmouico's aristocratic res tuurnnt- (derisive laughter)-to revive tuei"" . t- 7 . drooping spirits and fortunes of the Repub lican party. It was not as grand nor as sumptuous as that of "Belshaunr's Feast" (laughter) w hlch they had in tbe fall of 18m, and many of those then present were consjiicuous now by thoir absence. (laugh ter.) Under tbe disguise of a non-partLsuii affair a favorite dodge of our clever op IMineuU they attempted to inveigle (Jen. IShcriikun into attending, but he would have none of if. (Laughter.) 1 he young but per-1 eunial orator, Chauueey M. Dejiew, was f there (comical laughter) however, ami he always makes a good speech on ufter dinner occasions, whore uccurucy of statement does not seeiu to be essential (luughter) and where the audience is supposed to be in that condition when they are not very discrim inating. (Continued luughter.) He un doubtedly intended an address on the evil of monopolies, a subject with which ho is en tirely familiar (laughter) aud about which he could have given us valuable, information, but be was beguilod into speaking on "Young Men in Politics." CHACNCEY DKPEW IN Ti. His topic reminds me of my fir.tt acquaint ance with him, which began in the campaign of 1K7'J, when he was a young man himself and tho Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of this state. (A voice: "Ha! Hal") I distinctly recollect how lu his youth ful enthusiasm he vigorously denounced the extravagance, the frauds and the corruption of the Republican party' ami its leaders. (Long continued laughter.) Well do I re member how eloquently he arraigned them as false to the best interests of the country and recreant to tbe cause of good govern ment As I read his remarks the other even ing I wondered whether this was the same orator who now ao profusely showers his praises upon the record of the Republican party and so generously luuds its leaders, both living and dead. "What a change was there, my countrymen I" I prefer to believe that be was honest and candid in his utter anew in IS"-. (Laughter and applause.) Among other things, the gifted gentleman now says: "Young men who started out in politics naturally looked back over the records for inspiration. Dili they find iatriotism and great dt eds in the history of the Democrat ic party I No. Whyf Because tbe great statesmen of that organisation were hampered by the conditions that snr rounded them, it was not their fault as much as the fault of their party." The suggestion that there have been or are Democrats who are not reajionsihle for any fault of their party, or, in other words, Democrats who are better than their party, is a proffered explanation or defense which I repudiate.' I have little admiration for the Democracy of those prof cased Democrats who always claim to lie lietter than their arty. TUE DEMOCRATIC FARTT'tf GU'BIOIS BIS TORT. Rut, aside from answering this suggestion, permit me to deny nnwt emphatically the statetreut that "patriotism and great deeds" are not to be found "in the history of the IVinocratic party." (Applause.) On the contrary, I assert thai they can hardly U I A .1 11.- t.1 S L. iV J """ - '"""' J Democratic party i the hintory of Ui coun- try itself, lt-s every pm;e U emb azoned with i urn acnievemeiiia oi kuiikkm anc uu hiiion ' and prM'lnimii the glory of it Democratic , Homier, wim (icriiiwi ttieir live in ineir cotm try battlHH. It wn the Democratio party that had alinovt the tinintorruptl control of this government from it orxuiiixiktinn down to Wl. Under it wine and beneiiennt ad ministration the country had twice treble! in ixipulatioii, more than quuliupkil in wealth and eujoytnl a pro.irity ute'Xuiiipli d iu the worM'a history. Twenty new state were admitted into the Union, and so twenty new tar wero added to the uutioiuil fl.i. The commerce of the world gcemcd to I fat coming uuder American control, and our American shim floated In every ea. The plain truth U that the Democratic party con - tributed as much, If not more, than any f ther aency to th honor, the greatuts and or actual Ke tilers. 'n a,W9. pr! . ' " ' l7a i ... J, .i i i . iv J i7 u ... i ... m the demand of a few proiH tor of heonrrtea. de glory ot he whole country During Democratic rule the right of every ll.rll) in -nm Kvr 1 ,.ua- who Im1m1 bvery imortant aeiiiisitinn of IU terrt- ! citieeo, uo matter how bumble, ho been upon a tai or aa ttatort duty upon egirs to order tory ho leu maJe by Democratic ad mini-' abundantly aerure. Not a blade of grata waa to protect our Arm-man beu from tbe Infernal tratioua. Uver three rot lions or oqunrH tiiileti lands that comnrla the far leti of the worid were nddml during the ascendancy of Imoerary. (Applause.) Lvery struggle abruiged, nor a right forfeited, unle ex against our forieH'u fixs has been itiaugur pressiy warranted by statute. You cannot atl by Duuocratic statesmen. A voice: "That's so.") The w ar of IM2, to protect our sailors' righta Ukhi the high swis, w as a Dem ocratic mea-u:e. (Applause.) The battle of Nmw h leans, celebrat. d to this day by the ' '"""""J " " J - , a .i o iiiiik uiuiujuui ii'iiiuiiauu i:unniB. (Applause.) '1 he Mexican war is too recent an event for any one to deny that it was insti tutisl, earned on and RiiecoHsfully concluded by and under a Democratic ndminihtration and oguinst the hitter opKsition of its ene mies. In fact, there never has been a war in which the country Iiils been engaged which has Is'en favored by the opponent of tho I) -inocrntic I'lirty except the luUt i-ivil war. Yet they delight to procluim nowadays that their leaders are "intensely" American. There is not a schoolboy in the hind hut w hat knows that it was a DeiiKH iatic hero who fii-st uttered the memorable sentiment: "The Federal Union it must and shall be pre serv.'d." (Applause.) It was a Democratic u;. i..., i i.,, i. ii,. ', gritIlJ doc.lritlt, (.mt J,his lm,U))( hioll iuis eV(ip Mn,,e prevented the extension of European dnminat'on on this continent. It was a Democratic governor of ' this state, Governor Younir, who issued his famous war niessnge in 4, containing the patriotic and ringing words: "The country is invaded the rights of our citizens have been ' trnmnhut noon Mtiil I will stistjiin Hia rnnntrv I rhjhtor wrong." GOVERNOR KORAKER'h BLOODY BIIIRT. Governor Foraker, of Ohio, also Roke at fort did they ever build f Where are fortifl this romurkable dinner (groans) and cations which they ever erected? Echo uttered sentiments similar to those expressed ' answer " Where r Did they build up the wa w m . t . I a s . . ; t a. uy Mr. iepew. iur. rornxer is the gentio- muii who, in if?N, came iresti (a voice: "That's so") from the prairies of tho west to stump this state nnd aid in my election by injecting into the canvass the bloody shirt bssiie, (Laughter and applause.) I feel under great obligations to him for bid valuable services unremittingly rendered in my bo half, anil I take this, my first appropriate opportunity, to render to hmi my heartfelt thiiuks. (1'rolongcd laughter and applause.) I trust that ho muy live long uud lie spared to visit us nguin in future campaigns. (Con tinued laughter and applause.) He may never hereafter, however, make the mistake of thinking that the people of New York do not know that the war was ovor nearly a quarter of a century ago. (Laughter.) He may have learned by this time thut our peo ple do not wish to revive sectional animosi ties, but are anxious for the ii'potwitiou of that cuce for w hich the great soldior Grant (loud applause) so fervently prayed pfuco that brings with it genuine fraternal feelings and business prosperity. Governor Foraker assorted tho other even ing, substantially, that there had uothing ever occurred in the history of this country prior to 1801 of any groat consoiounc, or liatiiunv vi mo miiiiiiatiuu ui mniimy. This is a remarkable claim indeed. lleseenw to be one of tliut class of people who are Uiud to everything that occurred before the war. He refuses to believe in the wisdom, the pa triotism or the glory of our fathers, bat to content with that self-esteem w hlcb appre ciates only the present. His statement is ausworud by over seven tv years of successful government ; by the vaJor of a free people, who during that period boldly maintained and enforced their righto ttt uonle and abroad; by the blood of (jnUajit soldiers shed on the fields of Mexico; by our brilliant nuvul victories on tlie laker,; by tint unparalleled increaso of our national doraiiJo ( by tho wonderful feats of our art (sons iu the invention and construction of telegraphs and railroads; by tho matchless eloquence of our orators and tho varied achievement of ovir sta esmen, reu lering their minus Ulustrions iu the world's history. TUoso things oauuot be blotted out by mere idle assertion, THE VICTORIES OK PEACE. Men who decline to m-ognliw any other achievements as worthy of grutituilo or al mirution except those accomplished by or in cident to war alono fad to coiuprelu'inl tbe true mission of government, and are only blind because they will not see. War tuui accomplished much, but it must not ho for gotten that Teuce hath her victories no less rcuowDedtbaa war. I tell the honorable gentleman from Ohio that the glory and greatness of this country were well established by its Democratic sol diers ami statesmen long before be was born. (Applause.) Long before the Republican party came into lieing the nation was pros perous and rich ; its curry iug trade in Amer ican bottoms was greater than now; its in dustries flourished; its broad acres were weil tilled; its laborers were contented and happy. Mr. Iepw and Governor Foraker, beXor recklessly assailing the grand old party that lias existed almost from the beginning of the government belittling its record and w pugniug its patriotism should hare toed themselves familiar with tbe simple facts of our national history. I have heard a good story told ty aar friend Judge Woodbury, of Boston, which seems to be appropriate m this connntlan, and it is sulistantially as follows:. There wa a bluff but gallant old soldier uauied Oen. McNeil, who was shot at the battle of Chip pewa, in the war of 1812, recelvinc a bullet in his knoe, which ever afterward made it stiff. He waa about six feet four inches high and weD pro portioned. As, many years afterward, b was walking und limping ujon tho street one day iu Boston, he met a young dude of a fel low, chipper and conceited, who said to him: "General, pray how did you lose the use of your limb; was it a w hite sw elling!" The old general, amazed that there was any ooe who did not know of his wrounds and wrvicea, drew himself up to his utmoct height, swung his leg forward, and, disdainfully looking down upon his questioner, indigiMUitly re plied, "Young man, yon talk like a d it fool; why lou t you read the history of your country f' (I-aughter.) I beg to suggest to these learned gentlemen that they read the history of their country, (laughter ) A SU'TIONAl. PARTY. It may not be amiss, also, while making I . . .... ... . companaon. w remind t new or me reora and statu of their own party. Brought into lifa orieinnllv ui.on a actional iu.i. it hna ever lnce continual to Ui a m tionul party, . having no uhtaiitial font hold in a third of the itatee in t lie Union. It aiu ea! to pirju dice aud in teret w hich forbid it ever be coming a national rty or tcuitng the ermauent confidence of the mi1i. It teachee a p'l cy of bat a well a sellUbneea. Bo far aa the country at luree U coiu'ernei it ha been a minority iart y ever Hinca it asiat4noa. In troubleaome tiniM, und r the false preteuae. of n-H.sa.ty, it trampled upon ,. ... ii. i t therlghuof tiia people, it u.urpo.1 ai bi.rarr power, it lnvodeI the rwnal Idierty of the eitiona, it violated the ancred right of habeas corpus, and it carried elect H'li by force and bv the a d of "vuitin ia:e-meiL" j It ha given away the public hind to rail- road Corporation, in.stea.1 of restrviiig them ever disturbed by a Democratic admimatra- t:on, except under due process of law. Not a home waa ever invaded, nor a privilege point to a single Instance wherein a Demo cratic congrea or legislature baa ever failed in vue larnoi iiiaui-e ol ctinsuiuiiomii uuijr relating to representation of the jieople, HOW Till RKi'VBLlCAN PAHTV IS RVMSD. ..... .. . . ,. ... All the monopolies which now ufllict the couutry have grown up nnder Republican rule. It is the boast of our opponents that they have fostcrel and protectl these mo- 1 .1. . l - . m .. .:.... ii txtlics. A color ,e of rich men control the action ami dictate the policy of the Republi can party of to-day. They hnve driven from its ranks every iudeieiident element that Have it character and strength before the people. Nearly all the thoughtful working men who duns to its fortunes during the civil war have long since deserted it. Our npoucnU have become a lenderlcsN nnd dis tracted organization, without patriotic as piration or principles and catching at every "ism" that comes along. They refused to adopt the suggestions of President Arthur upon the tariff question or thu reconimenda- tion of Secretary Folger for a reluciioii of revenue, and refused to ratify the only im portant treaty which their own president hud made. Senator-elect Iliscock, who is to misiepro sent the Democratic slate of New York for the next six years, said the other night thut tho Republican party luul always contended for harbor defenses. When and where was such contention mude munif-nt? During " their twenty years of unrestricted power, since the close of the war, w hat serious move did they ever make in that direction? What navy! Will some one tell us in what respect) They enriched favored contractors, who """' 'oeir piuirs unn nmtw or w lailmod off upon the government thoir wortl "0c""' u"""-" less vessels, and that w as all They normitt! ,nJ h), ro 'ofThe the navy to deteriorate, until it luu become district they have been voUug for "Old the laughing stock of the world. I could bid Hickory" ever sine-;. (Laughter.) defiance to it with the navy of the state of i rnnsiDEXT curvri.vn and mi party. New York, which consists of the canal boats j president Cleveland may ret assured that, al on tbe Erie canal, under the command of thoimli hnuvred by uu adverse senate and crtti "Commodore" Khanahan. Ilecoultl blockade' cii-ilbyariiiicorousopisitii)iijiri'wtaiMlttniiedei1 the port of New York, by getting his canal boats in the way of other vessels, letter tlian the whole navy of the United States. PREiUDRMT CLEVELAND'S ADMINISTRATION. In a few days more two years of the ad ministration of Fresident Cleveland (con tinued applause and cheers) will have ex pired. It must be conceded on every hnnd that the country has hud the Is-netit of an honest and economical administration of the government (Applause.) The in tegrity and sincerity of the president has never been questioned by his most bitter opponents; the laws have liecn faithfully executed ; the revenues have lieon collected with increased fidelity and dili gence; the expenses of the government have been reduced ; our foreign affairs have been conducted with conservatism and dignity; our finances are in a prosjierous condition; the liberties of the colored jieople have not been jeopardized, but protected (applause) free trade has not ruined the country (laughter) the Confederate debt bas not been assumed nor the national debt re pudiatedall of which was predicted by our adversaries (applause) tho business inter ests of the country seem to be fairly satisfliKi ; the hard times are slowly but surely passing away; sectioual animosities are fNst disap pearing; tbe "New South," of which the eloquent Grady recently simke so grandly (loud applause) is booming with activity aua euurpnse, ami our grear rtmiropons is . . . . reaping Hie ixMienc oi an luerenscu ana in creasing southern trade; in brief, the! country has had no reason to regret the ad-1 rent of the Democratic party into power, and it, cannot be denied but that its administra tion of public affairs hns been highly credit able, greatly advancing tho prosperity ami welfare of the whole jeopl. (Applause.) " A MORE VI0CIROV8 AXI A(KiRSIVB DS MOCBACV." If I were to make any suggestions upon this occasion, I should only urge upon our jsuiy friends such action as will tend to the encouragement or development of a more vigorous and aggressive Democratic every where. (Applause.) The Democratic banner should be nailed to the outer wull, t at all men may see our coloisj ami know under which flag we fight. (Applause.) I believe that the best interests of the country are to lie subserved by Democratic rule, and we should not be ashamed to my so. (Applause.) We have no apologies to make. Is-oause we lielieve in the principles of our party. "We ai-e now as we ever have been for measures, not for men. We pin our fuiih upon no man's coat sleeve." Tlie promises of our platform on which we obtained power should be religiously ob served. The selfish and partisan legislation of our adversaries should be promptly re pealed wherever we have the opportunity. The tenure of ofBce act, pa.s-d in Its!;, only to annoy toil binder aa honest president, whom they re garded as obstreperous becatw hewashonet nhould be blotted from tbe statute book. (Ap plause.) My friend Qen. Black tells roe that the bill bas been passed by tbe house within a few day (Applause.) Tbe federal r taction law. providing tor federal supervisors and marshals to supervLse and control our lections ia sovervltcn states, which si a relic of arbitrary and unnecessary war legislation, should ahao t repealed. (Applause.) It makes no dif ference that this patronage in now in our hands; tbe law sbouk) not be permitted to remain. (Ap plause.) Its enforcement ia a usok'se waste of the people money, and a question of principle la In voKed which should always be repariled as more important than tneie party patronage. (Ap plause ) The enormous ami unnecessary rev ernes of the conntry, taken from the people by indirect taxation, should be reduced. There may be differences of opinion as to de tails, and our party is broad and generous enough to tote rale thrm. but upon tlie maiu question tiiere ought not to he any dispute. Those differ ences should be harmonist and adjusted in a spirit of unselfish patriotism, to tbe en.1 Uiat some practical measure of relief, etulsMl) mp tbe thicfrs upon which all can wrll ?r.s-. may Is sieedily enacted, and thenrbv the honor and credit of our party may be advs need, our pknlKt nsleemed ami the giHxl of tbe country ulerl. (Ap pUui ' Kknrcx TAXAIICS. .1 i If my voice rotild reach purfriendserybfre I wouM urpptn refrrrnoa to these question the lepticn of thst poliev which tta lies. "tnewn liais, unitv: in none.srntit blrty sn.1 n U 'tuns, cbariij." oLou coutioutJ pptausi' Mr. TiMrr present of th RerubUeao ehib. MhI at th Ui onin dinner: Ihl clVb la to pro nwie the dub iil. . f the R-imbU-An nariv. Tliee Incliiil" taxutiou. which I protection alike I" lb - w.i :e eanit r and tlie 4;r paer " '. Ij.uB ti r I Tl.ta a linm-ion Ima ,,t k ust Im mi Hi of fmnknesa. It ha hereiofon. been oifltcult te tttscover how uiaiioa of ltlf could pruUst nh1y. (Uughter) if Ujlui.vU la protecliiin (Uui.it-rl I lie a h r"-. follow Hint tli- KleaU-r tlu tax.'.. the irn'itter Hi prot.M tloii Till d'ttrlu may be popular with tuu wbo uel to couUnd i public debt waa apublw biea.iair.anl heo pP'atl"r1 lb" V," 'H'V V""0' " ' lievid thai Una tlieorj Lad lonf alur .i p.j p,te,t.ng a wae . aru. r by iu llm u like a farnn-r Kolinr t mill ub bora, back putilni; hi ba uf xruin ukii bla altouldera in order bi relieve the hur. (Uuxliter ) Taiatlon ia a bunten. and It Taxation ia a biinten. and It cannot be made Uhtr or mui aceiiahia by i allinli it eomethiBR tThl 'Kunient in favor of a protect lop activity of the pu-r beu of Lurvpa. (Coatio- wuBiner ami applause ) OOVSKNOR HILL S VlfW OF PARTT FOUCT. It I ei-iallv desirable that as a party wa pur sue, a airsinst a common enemy, a bold and af Kri'aslve policy and coiiisc of action. 1 dtslkke livmcriv in .ities. and would not do iDdlrectly whut I wn'ilil not tin iluvctly I wooM remove iu-puldi. mow from oflli-e in pmpi-r caaea, not upon technical or trtni.s d upchara-sor false grounds, l,lt u" h.-y aiv l-.uhlicaiia and are opMs to the principles of my party nn,, , , lMr poUon u, impoitani places i detrimental to the public in- tenuis which we wk to promote. l-t ns re- call the due tig words of that famous Kt I-oius pnniorm nr is,t. 'ii.i.niiuuiy iliclaied by Mr. Til'len lii'iisi-lf : ,-v. ih ni'iiel a change of system, a elm Hire ef adinlnist ration a t-hati of parties, lint may huve a chiiiiKc of measures and of meiL" (AppiniisH ) 'I liat Ktiine uduiirahM plat form tersely de l'ird that "all In authority are the ix'oplc'n servsnts. Tneir olllosi are not a prn He i--i-..ii-tte.. ile y are a pubhc trusL" t Ail!uis ) The voi-"s serviints should repre sent i he seiitiun-nis of Hie ope. The faithful fuliillmi'iit vt their ni i.il trust demands their adh'T'tve an'l "levofion to the principle approved In Ihelr election or involved Iu their appointment. T'os Is uot only comm. n sense, but h. ia honor shle politics: but rstlitii-s in ls ts-st fk-nse "is th science of government" i Applauae.) I.IMSIt.N NO S.OHE A Sl-OILsMAS TUA JACKSON. I siniiii here to ilefend Alir.iham Linc,in.(ap-plmisei-fmin the clmrseor twine a "spoilsman." ulllioiiK'li the fix-t remains that iion Ida advent to power he soon removed veiy Iieiuoeratic Office holder In evpi-v northern sinteanddld It while ths country w as in the very throe of war and while IS'iiks r.itio sol Hers in countless numbers were marching tn the front to preserve an imperiled Colon. (Applause.) In a sieecb delivered by a disiuurnisiicd orab-r at Tammany hall In May, IDOI I... ...II I.. . . . ... . - . 1WI, he Raid, in defen-,. of Preslih-nt Jacliaon: "He has been violently assailed because he preferred friends to eueiuies; becanse, in the exercise of a riirht, he consulted his own Judg ment and, inll'ieniTed b.r the convict kM of his dis crlinluatiiiK mind and ny a proer retard to tbe Interests of his country, he removed iodrvslnats frn,n nf""e who were opposed to his election and by the solicitude of some profeamsl but fair- weather fii mis, w ho seem to lie unnatural allies, he will huvt) the support and cimtidence of his party in every courageous effnrt which he may make to pi inly the public Kervic and to advance the cause of gtsid government by the promotion of Democratic principles. iur upponeiiu are neglunini; lo discover whal sceins must annoying- that there are two political parties In tills state. From 1S60 to ISI Krpub lican litici.iiia liels'ved aud actisl iqmn the be lief thut none hut a lb-publican hud any political rights or could w'ith ilecency assert any form of political cliiim. Inn ing all that period tlie chief weapon iu tlie Republican xlilical armory was the revolting doctrine, S'rslstciitly declared, thst one-half of the American people tmvt. never b permitted to take art. in a government which it by thu people and for the pcopk. That period is over. Thu unrecognized half haa htsjoroe th rulitig ek'ineiit It bus successfully admintsb-red the govenniieiit of this suite for tlie four yee Just ended. Its liold upon power has strength ened with each year. Two years of administra tion are still before it its opjxjneTrts are divided Into w rangling factions. Their leaders nerve cor porate intercuts first and political purpose after ward. (Applause.) THS THOKK DtHPCTED BXSATOJUfUTra. Pefeate.1 In C'alifonila In the recent senatorial conteat they ery "boodle" and avert Wielr fare from the unfamiliar spectacle. IVfeated In In diana, they hold a mock election of a United states senator lo conteet the elei-tirm of tbe IVm ocrat who was finally chosen Iry labor ot which Itesihlii5an money could not. buy. (Loud applause.) Pefeaied In New Jersey at tbe elec tion last fall by a majority of m my thousands on n' ii,-ixiutilar vote they Are striving to prevent tea selection of one of the Is-st Poutcs-rats in th country, ex -(iovcrnor I.con Ahliett f heers and applause)- to repiiwnt that state in the ITmte'l 8tntes wnnte, nml are paving the way for annthrr Isieiis "eonle-t" In case of their defeat Finally, defeated asin and awain ia New York, they now uriso un 1 declare thu I neither the IVmorratia representatives at Allrfiny nor the Ix-mocrafie (rovernor nnisl "meddle" with lis- question of rie termlnlmc how the delegates lothe coiiftitutional coiiventloii shiill lie elected. 'Ihey voluiiteer to relieve us of all responsibility ia Uie inatu r, and have introduced what they arc plcaaed U deuoni imite as a "proiier" bill. It is a measure of child like simplicity. tLatigiiter.) It merely provide thai in all ib-publii an constilucnckis the repre a-nUition bluill lo for the majority and one for the minority, while in Dennsrntic constitu en.ii s the representution of the uiajority aiul of the minority shall he equal. That is all. iLnugh-b-r ) Tle y actually wonder tliat the governor docs unt hast-ju tu inform the IcKlsiuture and ths H-op)o Is-foiv even the hill is passed that be i anxiiti and yearning to approve of so ' fair and jusl" a measure, iljuiuhu-r.) "A TIME KOS PLAIN WORne." I believe it was Roses' Conklin" who once said. "There are tim--s w hen plain words are the liebt." This is a gtsl time to address our Kcpublica friends in the language of truth, and to inform them thst the Democratic party has lcn de frauded, fooled aud boodwinkeil longrntMiuh.aiPl that it prov- to insist upon its political rhchls A new t ra has arrived. This Is not and it i not feasible to elect ItepubUcaas by military nil or arbitrary methods. This is not 1879, and It is no longer practicable, to feloniously appropria'a tbe electoial vote of sovereign states. A new era bas arrived. Tbe day of i-onvenlent Democrat! blunderlnft- has also passtsd. 1 continued ap plause.) The Republican method of Insisting thai ail within Republican control shall be lubHcaji U) the core and that all witb.mt fb-publion oon rrol shall be non-purtiaan is no kuger Ukwry to siK'Osid. Tiintst und men .havw chanced. Tha day of political and sulMtAntlal Justice has eeni. Tlie day of resolute, UiteUigents lmocratlc ma a hood ha come. The young men of the country sre rallying ta our standard, and "in the bright lexicon of youth Uiere is no such word as fwil." (Vigorous ap plause ) We present to the people the living issue of the day anil not the ipiestlonsof the dead past We expect to succeed because we deserve to succeed: because wt arc giving the ople better (fovernment than that w hich characterised Republican rule: because our principles are ia the iub-rest of the great body of our population; Isvause we jnntect the rights of all; because while we believ ia a strong government we do not believe in a paternal Kpvemment: because we belit-ve thst lalr should receive its fair share of reward and that by Just and eoual law s every man hoii!d have an opportunity to sustain him self Ijrcaase we woiiM maintain ptopr rela tions ia the eTen-Lse of power, and h'li.-r- in lh doctrine thai ' white the peop smviM siipptirt tbe government, tbe goverouieut shtsild ns sup port the people." (Applause I ' With these wab-hwort on our baamr. Ueipocracy, which never dies and never urrenders- deud apptause -isjutaeniisly, bUlly an I confidently inarches forw ard to the victory w hich surely aa.U us in IsfcS. (Che- and prolonged applause, eodiu; sttb three.) i