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TiE NORTHERN TRIBUNE MAY1 . 1884.
THURSDAY, MAY 1. 1881.
Entered at the PotoflJce at Chebojjaa
flllr h.,asSecont ClansMatter.
THE QUESTIOHJDF THE HOUR.
Who will Do tho next President ?
The Nominee of tho Republican
Those who may bo Struck with
Arthur Craut-Edimimls CSreshnni
' l.j;uii Ilnrriwoi! Lincoln M'iwh
Iuruv The ShcrmniiH Elulne.
But a little mora than four weeks bo
tween .the present tlmo and the assem
bly of the Naticnal Republican conven
tion at Chicago, to place in nomination,
candidates for the two great offices of
President and Vice-President. Of the
half score or bo of names mentioned of
the trst plaee upon the ticket, there is
not one but we believe would make a
good President.' Not one of them bat
has the ability and has already been
tried with high and responsible public
trusts. Not one but has shown that
fidelity to principle, that patriotic devo
tion to the best interests of the masses
of the people of thia country, that each
ait every one of then has to-day a host
f zealous followers each tne confident
that his favorite could lead the party to
uccessful results in November, and
really why not? There is no man on the
continent to-day that can reach that
pinacle of every true American states
man's ambition the Presidency elm
ply upon his own individual popularity.
No sir; he must be an advoeate and sup
porter cf the principles advocated by
the Republican party; he must not only
be devoted to the interest of the party,
bit he must be in dead earnest.
President Arthir has made a good
exeeutlve. We believe he could be re
elected. There are still some bickerings
and dlssentlons in the Empire itate,
bit notkiag that is colng to stand lathe
way of Republican success, and no di
versions that will not be harmonized
whoever the nominee may be. There
are a few who thiak that Gen. Grant
may be brought to the front again and
that the Grand Army of the Republio
will boom him, but we believe the ex
soldiers with all their regard for their
old commander, think and feel that he
has already had his share, and are will
ing to take him at his word that he
does not desire another nomination.
George F. Edmunds of Vermont was
President of the Senato of his state dar
ing the war, has been in the United
States Senate continuously since 1866, is
looked upon as the ablest lawyer and
jurist In that body to-day. He never
seeks honors, and accepts them with be
coming modesty when tendered him.
He would fill the Presidential chair
with modest dignity and marked ability.
General Walter Q. Gresham is a native
born Indianalan, comparatively a
youar man being only abont fifty
years of age. He entered the army In
1861 as Lieut.-Colonel of the 38th In
diana Infantry volunteers, was made
a Brigadier General in 1863 and served
under Grant and Sherman until the
close of the war. Was appointed United
States district Judge in J 869, in which
position he served, until he entered
President Arthur's Cabinet, a little more
than a year ago. General John A. Logf.n
a native Illlnoislan resigned his seat in
Congress in 1861, to enter tho army as
the Colonel of the 31st Illinois volun
teers, lie became a Brigadier General
in 1862 and a Major General in 1863,
served with distinction until the close
of the war. lie also served with dis
tinction in the Mexican war as Adju
tant e! the first Illinois yoluateers. He
was in Congress from '67 to '71 and in
the Senate from '71 to the present time,
except from 77 to 79. He haw always
been the staunch friend of the soldier,
and if he gets the nomination at Chi
cago, the ex-soldiers will use all honor-
, able means to secure his election.
Senator Benjamin Harrison entered
the army in '61 as socond Lieutenant,
and rose to a Brigadier General by real
merit and true soldierly conduct. If he
should prove to be choice at Chicago, we
thiak Indiana would show her 'appre
ciatianof the honor by ten thonsand
majority for the ticket. Secretary of
War, Robert T. Lincoln, muth the
younger of all the others spoken of for
nomination, being only forty one years
of ago. If tho younger element of the
Republican party now entering the
arena should succeed in seenring his
nomination upon the same spot as his
illastrlous father received It twenty
four years ago, nothing can be more
sure than his triumphant election,
Logan and Lincoln are not the only
men from Illinois, there la Wasaburne,
who is a. public man and whose name
has already been before National con
ventions and would be a strong man.
and while we are speaking of Illinois,
just let ns remark that Illinois Is a big
state for her size big in lands and
wealth, big in patriotism and patriotic
men, and thera is not a man left of the
armv of the Tennessee or tho Cumber
land but remembers Dick Ogleaby, and
we will rise to our faet and remark
and we don't ask for a copyright either
that if General Dick Oglesby is ever en
tered at Chicago as the hoss of off color,
he will cress tho f core in November far
ahead of any and all the nags that may
be put up against him.
General William T. Sherman, who
has no superiors and few if any equals
as a soldier, in this country or any other
country, has boon spoken of ns a possi
ble candidate, Some newspapers with
moro clippings than editorials, both
Republican and Demoratic, have as
sumed that he could not be elected be
cause his wifo was a communicant of
tho Catholic church, just as though that
would make any difference with him.
Noslr;Uacle Bill loves his wife and
respocts her religion, and would just
the same if she were Baptist, Methodist
or member of the church of England.
His love for his old soldiers is only ex
celled by the love he bears his devoted
wife and his children. If be is ever
Presidont of this great Republio, he will
guard her interests as jealcosly as he
does his own and his soldiers good
Tis seldom a people are favored ia the
affairs of its goverament by the aid and
lapport of two brothers of such distin
guished ability as General Shermaa and
his brother, Hon, John Sherman, who
ha a very strong support for consider
ation at the National convention. Mr.
Sherman in fact Is one of the strongest
men spoken of in connection with the
nomination. There is not a flaw in Mr.
Shermans record as a man or as the ser
vant of the people. He has been in
public life as United States Senator or
holding a Cabinet position continuously
for the last twenty fiye years. He has
earned tho gratitude aad good will of
the people by carrylag oar finances
successfully through a crnclal period
against opposition that was at times
traly formidable. It has been said that
he lacks the magnetism necessary in a
public man, but to those who kaow his
habits of untiring energy and industry,
he does not seem cold or Indiffereat, bnt
is ever eoarteous and obliging, but is
notgushy. We believe him aa able a
man as any in the lists, and if nominat
ed would make a strong canvass, James
G.Blaine of Maine, is probably better
known to tho American people than any
of the the others named.
Mr. Blaine is a native of Pennsylvania
bnt has been a citizen of Maine since
early manhood, nerved in the Maine
Legislature from '9 to '62, wa3 in Con
gress from '64 to '76, then served in the
Senate antll appointed to Garfield's
Cabinet in '81. He was with tho Presi
dent on that fatal morning, and during
the terrible weeks that followed it seem
ed that chaos aad anarchy were oaly
stayed by the master hand hand of his
genius. He is a very able man, a man of
strong intellectual powers and sterling
qualities, a man with a level head, a big
heart, and aa open hand, of a correct
life and sound principles, has all his life
been in the service of the people and
has never proven recreant to his trusts.
He has been maligned and abused more
than any other public man living, sim
ply because he wa3 agressivo in dealing
with opposition. The people feel a con
scious pride in Jim Blaine. because he Is
so thoroughly American. He has more
red hot friends than any other mao
living, and if nominated at Chicago, the
very impetuousity of his frieads will
make tho canvass aggressive from the
start. Of course hard things will be
said of him, as was of Garfield, as he
has enemies, but where will we find a
great man, a man of great abilities, but
has enomles.they only hate hin because
they fear him. As to the slanders of the
Democratic press, they would stick to
him oaly as water to a duck's back. If
nominated he will be elected, and will
give us the most brilliant administra
tion we have tad in many years.
And this is not all the available timber
In the Republican party there is Gen.
Hawley.of Connecticut Blair, of New
Hampshire either of Massachusetts
Senators would fill the position with
credit and ability and Governor Fair
child of Wisconsin ia fact hardly a
state in the Union but has one or more,
any one of whom could be elected and
with whom the destiny of our Grand
Repnblie would be safe. We await the
astion of the National conventioa, rely
ing upon the ability and wisdom of the
men sent there to make a choice that
will accord with the history, principles
and achievements of the party of liberty,
progress, justice aad truth. This choice
will be the choice of the Tribune, aad
will be endorsed by the people.
MEItrtY EXOLAND SHOOK UP.
Staid old England received a sovero
shaking up on the morning of April 22,
by aa earthquake shock. At Ispwlch
the walls of houses were shaken, crock
ery and glasswaro rattled, and bolls
At Colchester the concussion lasted
half a minute. The first symptom 'was
a deep rumbling 6ound, speedily follow
ed by a quaking and shaking of build
ings, church bells swung and sounded.
Tha tall chimney stacks of factories
swayed and crashed in ruin to the
earth. Thj spire of no of tho largest
churches In tho city fell with a terrific
crash, carrying destruction in its course
Factories and other lofty structures
tumbled la heaps of ruin. In private
houses chairs and tables were overturn
ed, crockery and glassware crushed and
broken, pictures thrown from the walla
and the greatest confusion prevailed.
Men, women and children rushed, terror
stricken into the streets.
At Chelmsford, thirty miles from
Loudon the chock was also very mere.
AtSoutherel tho earth trembled for
miles around, windows broken and
chimneys thrown to the earth. At Mai
den ten miles east of Chelmsford, the
shock was also severe.
In London the shock was not so severe
as at other places, but buildings were
rocked and things shook up generally,
and people rushod into the streets for
England has been shaken by
earthquake shocks many times before.
Inl089-again in 1284, and again in
1318. when occurred the greatest shock
ever known in England. Others at var
ious times down to the middle of the
present eentary, when they have been
more frequent notably in 1854, In 1863,
1868, and la 1871 the shock was quite
Tildea wanted to know if those "tariff
idiots," down at Washington can't be
We are inclined to believe Mrs. White,
of Battle Creek, is a dynamiter in dis
guise, or a Democratic emissary, trying
to draw the attention of the public from
the main issue before the people, and
give the Union ptity or the Greenback
era thetart In thf great hurdle of 1884.
Wo want no tampering with our jockey.
TnE steamerfof Oregon of the Guioa
line has just accomplished the ocean
voyage from Queonstowa to New York
in six days and ten hours. This eclipses
tho best time on record, the Alaska by
more than eleven hours. The distance
traveled 2861 miles, an averasro of 461
miles per day, or nearly twenty miles
If the theory of the Adventists that
the world is to coini to an ead in six
months from this time should bo pub
lished as a campaign document, it
would settle the who! business. Not
only members of tho Union and the
Greenbacke're but the unwashed Democ
racy would wish to do penance, and
would all flock to the Republican party
in order to be saved from the wrath to
Captain Eads has secured a guarantee
of English capital to carry out his fa
mous prodjeet of a ship railway across
the Telmaatepic isthmus, a gigantic un
dertaking, but it Is claimed by compe
tent engineers that the cost will not ex
ceed $75,000,000, and can be finished In
four years, while the cost of the Panama
canal is estimated at $168,0fK).000, and
will take ten years yet to complete.
The Seven Day Adventists of Battle
Creek, claim that only six months more
time will be allowed humanity upon
this mundane sphere. That then what
is now a most beautiful planet teeming
with fifteen hundred million of people,
will end in chaos and ruin. Well we
have heard of Milierites and Millerisnis,
of special messages and sure signs, and
we say Just let-er-rlp. We will just jog
along and elect another Republican
President as though nothing to happen.
Nothing could destroy everything but
the success of Standard Oil Democracy.
Xj .a. w ? s n ,
Sign of llio Thistle.
ALEX. CAMPBELL Proorietor.
Next door to Star Clothing House,. Opposite A.
P. Newton's Store.
Rates PerWecki$5; Per Day, $1.
This House Uan been Newly Furnished
' im Throughout.
That the ONLY Place in Cheboygan to get
REAL BARGAINS in first-class
And everything pertaining to that branch
of mercantile business, is at
Dress Goods in all the New Shades.
Dress Trimmings in all the New Shades.
In endless variety. Will open this week,
all the new novelties in PARASOLS.
As we propose to drop them entirely from
All Cheap and Medium Grades
is aai Shoes
In order to make room for first-class Hand
gAlthough we arc not giving away
any Clocks, if you will call wo will convince
you that. we are giving you bargains.
' and Mlra'g
at Mil Cost!