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REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. EUmoS. TCthDAY, BB 3. 1M7S. ?or Governor, H. KUTREAD Of Humboldt County For Lieutenant Governor. JtXHBT B. MIOHXlS Ot Ormsby County For Member of Congress, SOLUM M. DAUUtTT Of Storey County For Judge of Supremo Court, THOMAS P. HAWLEi'..Of White Pin County For Clerk of Supreme Court. CHAflLBS V. BICKSELL...Of Orinsby County For Secretary of 8tte, JAfiPKB BXBCOOK Of storey County For State Controller, JAMES F. HAXLOCK Of Linooln County For Attorney General, MICHAEL A. MClU'HY..Of Esmeralda County For Bnrreyor General, ANDREW i. HATCH Of Washoe County For State Treasurer. LTMAK li. CUuCiLtTT Of Washoe County For Superintendent of Public Instruction, JOHH D. HAMMOND Of Lander County BEPCBtlCAX PUTFOKM. ArtopteU at Eureka fwpU 1H, 1S7H. ReMotred. That we reaffirm the principles of. and renew our allegiance t.j the party which preferred the Onion, freed the slave and maintained the essential doctrine that this is a nation, and not a confederacy bouud together with rope of sand, and that both Mate and Na tional Government should give ample and ooxupetent protection to its citizeus, both at home and abroad ; that against the ai-saults of traitors and rebels, the Kepublican party baa pnwerved these Uovernments, and the Repub licans of Nevada now demand that every quali fied elector in every State tfbnth and North Democrat or Republican, black or white, shall be permitt d, undisturbed by force and un awed by fear, to vote at all elections at the places prescribed by law, and that every vote so cast ahall be honestly counted, and that every person chosen by such votes, to any office, shall be freely Inducted into it and effective ly supported In the discharge of its duties ; that the permanent pacification of the Southern aectiau of the Union, and complete protection of all its citizens in their civil, J oil Ileal, personal and property rights, in the uty to which the Republican party stands sa credly pledged. In order to redeem this pledge It placed the recent amendments in the Oousti rotlon, and upon the righteous ba--i of said amendments it will go forward in the work of pacification until peace shall come through right doing and contentment through justice; that the evident purpose of the Democratic party. If It should come into run power, 19 m pay hundreds of millions of suspended war claims of disloyal men, already presented to Congress or awaiting a favorable moment for presentation, makes it doubly imp irtuut, now that the H, nite Is soon to pass under Demo cratic domination, that the House of Represen tatives to be chosen in the coining election ahould be under Republican control. Avjorcd, That the Validityof the Presidential term was definitely and iiually settled by the Forty.fourth OongTs. and that the attempt hailowed forth by the Potter resolutions to dis turb the title by which President Hayes and Vice President Wheeler hold their seats is revolutionary and dangerous in the extreme, and, characteristic as It la of the underlying motives of the rebel Democracy, call for our un qualified disapproval and denunciation. Rexotved, That it Is the duty of Congress to perfect with all possible expedition such legis lation as will secure to the country the benefit of an honest and fair adjustment of freights and fares on all railroads, whose construction fa the result of land grants, subsidies, loans and other Government aid or assistance. Metotvcd, That the Republican party favors and demands at the hands of the State legisla tion having in view the regulation and equali sation of freights and fares on the railroads within this State. Ruolvtd, That in their shameless disregard of an avowed principle, the Democratic party of this State, in their unmistakable purpose to nominate the present incumbent of the Guber natorial office for a third term, have brought upon themselves the deserved distrust, not Daily ot every ttepuuucau. out 01 iud mure honorable and oootdstent members of their own nertv. Retolrti, That we believe in the doctrine of rotation In offloe, and that so believing, we are opposed to the nomination of candidates to nVe under the State Government for a third breach of a pledge given k nontf'j.ting con. ventlon by a successful osnduW for omo jg more disgraceful and uiahtujf raDe than the violation of any private troj 'or dutT c,n powa. bly be. Retolved, That 13 prCfnota the advancement of education and morals, to stimulate a true and beneficent enlightenment, and to preserve to the men, women and children of this State the fruits of the, taxes so cheerfully borne and irenerously disbursed in behalf of our admir able system of public schools; to maintain the Inion and protect its nag; to guard tne mem ories of the dead who died in the name of the Union, liberty and law, and to vindicate all our acts and purposes, is the aim and mission of the Republican party here and elsewhere : and, first of all, to do that which is best for the preservation and perpetuation of that party and Its principles, noiaing an men s claims ana as pirations secondary to these high aims and eud: these are our duties, and these the in tentions we do most strenuously maintain and avow. E. B. HARJT, Chairman, AI.F. DOTEN, Secretary Of the Republican State Central Committee. VOTE THE KEPI BLICAX TICKET. Haoited. That we hail with joy the remone- fixation of silver as a step toward our emanci pation from tha grasp of the corrupt money rings of Europe and America, and we ask Con gress to complete the measure of our redemp tion by according to silver unrestricted coinage. Rttolvtd, That in the legislation of the Forty fifth Congress, nothlug more fully commands our approbation than the efforts or our Sena- tora and Representative In securing the re monetizatlon of silver and the establishment of the dual standard in the coinage of the country. Retolved. That there should be retrenchment In the public service; that men elected to office ahould be qualified by education, intelligence and business habits to perform the duties of their respective offices; and that the system of deputyshlpa ana clerRsmpe at present existing In the interest 01 mate oiucera snouia oe aooi- lahed at once and forever. Retolved, That public lands are the property of the people, and therefore they should be re' served for actual settlers, aided iu their settle ment by the Government and protected in their Dosseasion by just laws. Rejoiced, That we recognize the wisdom of the framers of our Constitution in providing for the taxation of the proceeds of the mines that all taxes should be equal and uniform; that the present system of taxation is as just and fair as any that can be devised, and should be preserved : that the mining corporations do log business iu this State pay no more than their just proportion of taxes, while the rail road property situated within this State pays much less than im just proportion; mat no more taxes should be raised any one year than are neoeaaaaar to defray the actual and necessary expenses of the state during tne same period when economically and honestly administered that the present rate of assessment of property Mhould be decreased so as to proauce ouiy sue a B sum as U absolutely required to pay the ex senses of the State, at the same time having one re gar a 10 ma eurpiuis w. iiwiu uou m the Treasury. Raolvtd. That the Republican party of the State of Nevada is opposed to and protests against any repeal, modification or change of tha law taxing the net proceeds of mines, com monly known as the Bullion lax J.aw. Retolved. That we refer with pride to the record of the Republican party in Congress, where, in spite of the assaults of a malignant and unscrupulous opposition, not one stain of dishonor rests, and not one act has been brought to light which reflects anything but renown upon the representatives of our organization and its principles. Retolved, That labor In Itself recognizes the Republican party as its exponent; demands emancipation from oppression, and elevation to Its proper dignity, a just and equal place wun capital, ana that both are alike necessary to the well being of society. Retained, That the General Government ahould immediately take sneh steps as to abso lutely stop the further immigration of Asiatics to our country ; and that such just and peace ful measures should be adopted as may be ap propriate and necessary to induce those already among ns to quit our shores at the earliest practical moment. Retolved, That the Republican party of the State of Nevada enters its most solemn protest and condemnation against any corrupt inter ference In the politics or legislation of this State by moneyed rings or corporations, or the representatives of aggregated wealth or capi tal ; that wa view with alarm the Increasing and unceasing attempts of the moneyed powers of the Pacific States to control the elections and shape the legislation of said States; that the principle and praotlce are fraught with danger to our republican form of government, and should be frowned down and resisted by very Individual who baa at heart the welfare of American Institutions and the freedom of tha masses. Resolved, That wa are unalterably opposed to the diversion of any moneys raised by the tax ation of the whole people to tha use or benefit of any sect or religious denomination, Rtiolvd, That we solemnly declare It to be tha sentiment of the Republican party that tha Where elections are frequent party or ganization cannot be readily adjusted to the rapidly-ehifting modifications of opin ion, or the demands of selfish discontent. If, upon the whole, the dominant party has promoted the common welfare, and its tendencies upon the most important ques tions are right, and there is no reason to suppose that power wonld'be more hon estly nsed by the opposition, despite the fine professions of those who seek power, the sensible citizen does not decide to change merely for the sake of change. Parties grow rather than are made, and it is worse than a waste of exertion to at tempt hurrying them upon, or hurrying them off, the publio stage iu advance of their time. Democratic administrations have never shown themselves more honest than others. The Republican party has severely investigated and reformed dis honest official conduct at the urgent de mand and with the hearty approval of the party. So long as we have a good party, de cidedly better than any other extant, with an Administration sound on the financial question and the main issue of the day, and a reasonable hope that by nnited aotion we can make those issues success ful, we ask you to stand by the- State ticket presented by the Republican State Nomi nating Convention, headed by J. H. Kin kead. It is also of the utmost importance that a Legislature should be elected pledged to sustain a Kepublican Executive, aud to send to the Capital a Republican United States Senator. One man stands pre eminent above all -that able, gifted and devoted servant of the people, the sa- TIOS AND THE 8TATB, SENATOR JOHN I. JONES, Who has been presented as a candidate for the re-election he so worthily deserves. He is the gallant and popular leader whose re-flection has been indorsed by the lie- publican Conventions of every county of the State. Against his unsullied name, his great services, magnetio presence, sin cere and manly character the Democratic party offer no candidate present no per sonality. In the present crisis of public affairs the presence of one single Republi can in the United States Senate Chamber ia of vital importance. How much more important, then, is it to secure the return of one who is a host in himself, strength ened as he is by experience and crowned, too, by the hearty indorsement of his own State and the general acclaim of the whole country. elected to represent Ormsby County in the Nevada Assembly, over which body he was selected to preside as Speaker, and Repub licans and Democrats alike speak of him as the ablest Speaker Nevada has ever had. Mr. Mighels deserves well of the people of this State. He will be the next Lieutenant Governor. FOB CONTBOLLEB, J. F. Hallock, of Pioche. He is thor oughly qualified for the position ; his friends declare him a ripe scholar, a true gentleman, and a man certain to be fore most in protection and looking after the interests of the State. FOB SKCBETABY OK STATE, Jasper Babcock, of Storey. He is a gen tleman well fitted for the position, and will bo sure to perform its duties acceptably, FOB STATE TREASURER, L. L. Cbockett, of Reno. He is a strong man for the position. Mr. Crockett has been identified with the State from its in fancy : has held many positions of public and private trust, and has a record second to no othor man in the State. FOB ATTORNEY GENERAL, M. A. MrKPHT, of Aurora. He is warmly indorsed for the position by Judge Haw- ley and Judge Whitman, a recommenda tion sufficient to cause all to vote for him. Mr. Murphy has been in Esmeralda since 18t'3, where he has built up an extensive practice, and commands the respect of the entire population, regardless of party. His standing as a citizen and lawyer is first-class and he will guarantee the Re publican ticket a large majority from his county. FOE SURVEYOR OEITERAL, A. J. Hatch, of Reno, Washoe County. He has been actively engaged in the pur suit of his profession since his youth, and is regarded as one of the best in the State. For many years he has been County Sur veyor of Washoe County and a Lnited Stares Mineral Deputy, and in that posi tion he surveyed a majority or the lands in this State. His fitness for the position rnnt therefore be conceded. FOR CLERK OF SUPREME COURT, C. F. Bicknell, the present incumbent, was renominated. He has shown himself the right man in the right plaoe. FOB Sn-BESIE JTDQE, llos. Thomas P. Hawley, now Chief Justice, was renominated ty acclamation. A pure man and an incorruptible Judge no money can buy him ; no corporation can influence him; a credit to the bench and a man whom to remove would be a public ealamitv. Irrespective of party every voter in the State should vote to re tain him on the bench. FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC TION, Kev. J. D. Hammond. He ia a well knoun Methodist preacher and pastor, a man of high character, genuine eloquence, great energy and working vigor, a ripe scholar, loyal to and capable for the work to wnich he will be called by the Bepnbli can voters of this State. He is especially sound cn the public school question, a thorough believer in preserving their non sectarian character, and is at all times their staunch defender. Mr. Hammond will do credit to the State of Nevada. sudden love which hag arisen in the Democratic breast for THE DESPISED OREENBACE OF THE OLD WAR TIMES. They repudiated it in 18G2, and declared it unconstitutional. When we wanted money to carry on the war and put down rebellion; when we needed food and cloth ing for our brave boys ia blue, your '-honest" Democrat denounced the greenback as a device of Hell. Now they coolly de mand that we issue $200,000,000 of them, and knock them down again to forty cents on the dollar. I tell you, fellow citizens, this is a flank rebel movement. We want no inflation to ruin our credit. What we want is enough subsidiary coin to meet the business wants of the nation. We have enough silver here in Nevada to pro duce it, and this Democratic greenback movement threatens the dearest interest of every citizen of this State. We hear a great deal of talk just now about DEMO- war. "Democratic journals meet these a preacher, the Rev. Robert Linthall, and extracts, when we publish them, with the from that day to this our public schools they aud SPF.ECIIES OF BEPriIUC.4.! II OATEN At fteno. vidi, Friday Kveulni; October 11. 1H7S. CAMIDAT EN OF THE KEPI Bl I- CAST PARTY. FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONORESS R. M. Daguett, editor of the Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Storey County, is one of the best-known, oldest and most respected citizens of Nevada. A printer by trade, he has spent the best years of life on the Pacific Coast in its practical pur suit and as a journalist. A bov of seven teen, he crossed the plains to California, where he became connected with the Golrf'-n Era and afterwards the Mirror, two well-known literary' journals. His partners identified them with the Southern cause and Mr. Daggett bong tit them out, Becoming financial I v involved as a con sequence or 111s fidelity to l nion senti ments, he shortly sfterwards came to Washoe, and soon made himself an es teemed citizen of .Nevada, lie has since been actively engaged in journalism. though holding for a time the office of Clerk of Court. As editor of the Terri torial Enterprise he has done the Re publican party much good, and has un oeasingly labored for the best interests of the partv and country. An able writer and forcible speaker, with matured con victions, Mr. Daggett will fill the po-ition for which be has been selected with credit to the State and himself. He is sure to be a valuable Representative. for oovernor, John H. Kinkead of Unionville, Hum boldt County. No better selection could have been made by the convention. He is a pioneer and is well and favorably known throughout Nevada. By occupa tion he is a merchant and a man of liberal education. He will do all that man can to redeem the Executive office from the disgrace which has been cast upon it by the ignorant vulgarian who now occupies it. Mr. Kinkead is a man of fine presence, pleasant manner, of upright character. esteemed by his neighbors and respected by men of all parties. His voice is clear i and pleasant, and though neither by training nor by practice a publio speaker, he gains the attention and the confidence of his hearers from the beginning. He is of middle age and in every way fitted for the poeition to which he will be elected. FOB LIEUTENANT OOVEnNOR, Henry K. Miqhelb, of Ormsby County, editor of the Appeal. Those who have best known Mr. Mighe!s have always found him to bean houos, nprigbt, warm-hearted and able gentleman. No man has labored harder than Mr. Mighels for the cause of the Republican party in Nevada. At the time of the breaking out of the Rebellion he left California to join the Union army, and fought bravely under the flag until the close of the great war, when he re turned to the Pacific Coast and came over to Nevada to take editorial charge of the Carson Appeal, of which he Is now editor and proprietor. He wag at one time elect ed State Printer of this State, which offloe he held for two yean. In 1376 be was 1 TSe meeting was very large and enthusi astic and the first speaker was the Kepub lican candidate for Congress, K. 91. Daggett. Frflcnp-cituens : We are here, as in days of old, to take counsel together for the -ood of the nation. On the 4th of March next there will be a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. In the House of Representatives our enemies have now a majority of some thirteen. Th- Democrats will strain every muscle to maintain this majority, and thus secure control of both Houses of our National Congress. One of the principal purposes which tlirv have in view in so doing, is to malt'; the attempt to impeaoh President Hayes and oust him from the seat in which you placed him by your ballots. Think of it, ft How citizens, to unseat the man whom you American people have seated ! or, fail ing in that, to throw the next election into the House, and place a man tainted with treason iu the chair made sacred by the martyred Lincoln ! Are you prepared for thin ? I know that you are not. Twenty- nine hundred millions of rebel claims are now knocking at the doors of Congress, and if the Democrats succeed this fall the truckling Northern element of the partv will open the doors to them at the command of the Southern Chivalry. Are yon not afraid to trust these men ? I am no coward, but I am afraid of them. I AM NOT A DEMOCRAT, And have never been accused of being one. even by Mr. W. E. F. Deal. Thank God I hat charge has never been laid at my door ! I believe Democracy to be funda mentally wrong. There may be good men who are Democrats ; I believe that there are, but the tneory 01 itseii is wrong. SincM the foundation of this Government two theories have struggled for suprem acy, 'inenrstwas tne anti-iederal idea represented by Jefferson. It was danger- ous. upposea to mm were a nost 01 .f ed eralists, prominent among whom was Alexander Hamilton, the greatest man, I believe, who ever lived. The Jefferson theory was based on the dissipation of power from the central government to the States, from the States to the counties, from counties to cities, from cities to indi viduals, and from individuals to OOD ONLY KNOWS WHERE ! The Hamiltonian theory demanded a strong central government, a government strong enough to protect itself and its cit izeus at home and abroad. Neither idea was, perhaps, safe in the ultimate, but the Democratic theory was certainly utterly destructive in its ultimate execution, lou may see the workings of the " State Righti " doctrine in Mexico and the Sonth American Republics. Mexico has had fifty constitutions within the last century, and disturbance and revolution is the normal condition of the country. That is Democracy run mad. That is Democracy in its ultimate. We see it worked out right there. Do you want to see the ex periment tried in this Republic? I do not, and therefore it is ibat I say, although the Republican party may not be perfect no pxrtycan be, as no individual can be I should be treasonable to myself if I did not declare that I could not be a Demo crat. There is a plank in the Democratic platform adopted at Carson which en dorses hard money. If the Democrats of Nevada are sincere in their endorsement of hard money, they differ very materially from their brethren in other parts of the country, and as I am seeking a national office I am privileged to meet my oppo nents on national issues. All over the East the Democrats are forming a coalition with the Groenbaokerg. It ia strange, this REPUBLICAN EXTRAVAGANCE AND CRATIC RETRENCHMENT. We first begin to hear of this wonderful " retrench ment " in 1800, when money was needed to put down a Democratic re bellion. We have heard of it ever since whenever the Republican party has wanted money to redeem the pledges of the nation and keep secure the public credit. In 1876 the Democrats had control of the House. They began at once to retrench, and tbey now tell you that they saved $30,000,000 in that year. It is a lie ! They didn't save one dollar. The next year there was a deficiency of $15,000,000, and they had to vote the money to pay it. That was the way in which they " retrenched." The appropriations which they were compelled to make in 1378 amounted to $28,000,000 more than those of 1876. There is noth ing in that kind of economy. It is simply creating a debt for a future Congress to pay. I approach now with uncovered head, and I may almost, say with unsan- daled feet, a feature of the Democratic party whicli vou will all recognizeinstinct- ively. ITS KEMABEABLE " HOSEiJTI " AND PURITY. The Democracy, it is true, has not em ployed much of the power of tho nation for the last eighteen or twenty years, but whenever they have been given the chanoe, the bovs have done well ! I need not refer to tho Tweeds of the past. The history is interesting uearer our own day. It is bnt a few months ago that John B. Breelin skedaddled to Canada with a few millions of stolen money. Iu Ohio last year the Democrats controlled forty-six counties, and in twenty-one of them there were defalcations. There's Democratic honesty for you ! It is but three months ago that the Democratic Treasurer of Mis souri stole $500,000, and they haven't got it back yet. I only mention these little facts because if a Republican official steals a postage stamp a terrific howl is made, and the whole Kepublican party is charged with corruption. Such things really amount to but little. There are dishonest men in both parties, and neither one can make any peculiar claim to purity. The Democratic party assnmes to be the friends of labor. Great ft' id! THE PARTV WHOSE VERY FOUNDATION STONE WAS HUMAN SLAVERY, Who inaugurated a bloody war to prevent freo labor from coming into competition with slave labor, now calls itself the friend and protector of tbe workingman I Put your hand, if you can. on one specimen of legislation that has ever been enacted in favor of labor by the Democratic party. Yon may search the records of the country from its birth, and you will find no such thing. The Republican party is the friend of labor. We Northern mudsills are tho ones who have striven to dignify and ele vate labor not slave labor, but free, in telligent labor. That labor Republicanism favors, because it is 01 ana witn it. ine Republican party never has looked, and never can look, upon the cries of poverty or the distress of workingmen with indif ference. It has ever been heart and soul with the cause of labor, and every intel ligent laborer knows it. In the Democratic platform the charge is made tnat cninese immigranon nas been fostered by the Burlingame treaty. and the implication is that the Republican party is to blame for that. That treaty was made at a time when all Europe was contending for the trade with China, and when it was concluded we congratulated ourselves upon having accomplished a wonderful thin;;. Precisely how much, if any, good bis resulted to rhis country, I do not know. But I do know that it was under a Democratic National Administra tion that the first Cliinamau came to this countrv. and that it was under a Demo cratic State Administration that they first came and were welcomed to California. I know, further, that it was a Republican Senate, at the suggestion of a Republican Senator, that amended the Burlingame treaty, so as TO PREVENT CHINAMEN FROM BECOMING CITIZENS. That is the record of the Republican party on the Chinese question. The evil is here, and the remedy now is to stop it by legis Iation at once. If we cannot untie tbe Gordian knot, then let ns take the sword and cut it. If I go to Congress and God knows I will ! I will use all my energy and abilitv to put an end to this curse, and if I break this pledge, take me and crucify me as aoon as I come back. We have many Grievances in this little State from all kinds of rings, small and large, but the king grievance of them all is the UNJUST EXACTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD. It is a huee devil fish, stretching out its tentacles from one end of the State to tne other. Ia any country in Europe the men who acted as the managers of this road act. would be assassinated. We ask only justice from them, and God knows we Should give tnem payment, euuugu iur that in the profits which they may legiti mately make off of us. When I go to Con gress I shall make it my business to intro duce a bill for the protection of the citi zens of this State against tho exactions of this company. If any member of a com mittee puts that bill in his coat-tail pocket, I will take my knife and cut it out and bring it to tbe light of day. I assure you, fellow-citizens, that I will make a pick handle fight on this subject, if on no other. Mr. Daggett then paid his respects to W. E. F. Deal, the Democratic candidate. Mr. Deal made the reckless assertion that under Republican rula the collection and disbursement of the revenue cost 25 per cent, of the sum levied. In answer to this Mr. Daggett produced the record. " That," said he, "is one of the most eminent lies that a man ever uttered, u naer v asning ton the exDense of collecting aud disburs ing the revenue was $1.25 on every $1,000. Under Linooln, the first Republican Presi dent, it was but .76 ; under Johnson, .87 ; and under Grant bnt .31. 1 hat is all it costs under Republican rule to collect aud disburse our taxes ; and yet Mr. Deal stood up before the 300 person who composed his audienoe and declared it cost $250 on every $1,000." Mr. Daggett read several extracts irom Southern packers, as treasonable as any utterances made before or daring the civil assertion that they are imagioary, that tne papers do not exist Mr. Daggett referred to extracts from the Enterprise, of which Mr. Deal had charged the authorship upon the Republi can candidate. This statement was em phatically denounced as a lie, Mr. Daggett saying also that Mr. Deal knew that he (the speaker) had not had charge of the Estebpbise till after such articles were written. The speaker concluded with & brief al lusion to Mr. Deal's remarks on " the na tion, as they call it," in the Carson Con vention. Yes, THANKS BE TO ALMIGHTY OOD, WE HAVE A NATION ! Thanks to the brave men whose souls went out lrom the filthy prison pens of the South, we have a nation 1 Thanks to the Republican party ! and last but not least, thanks to those noble Douglass Democrats, those MultilU whom the chivalry conld qot corrupt, and who marched shoulder to shoulder with our brave Republican hosts ! Yes, we have a nation ! If that nation is worth preserving the Republican party is worth preserving. If the Repub lican party is worth preserving, vote for it from top to bottom ; vote the entire ticket. Vote it from one end to the other. The mission of the Republican party is not ful filled. It will not be fulfilled while the arm of Treason is raised aloft against the Republic, or the sense of patriotism and justice remains in the human heart ! a r. BTV TO the party He It is the duty Mr. J. II. Kinkead, Republican candidate for Governor, then spoke briefly, addressing himself mainly to the B ullion Tax issue. He said : In the State canvass the main issue seems to be the Bullion Tax law. Two weeks ago the Republican party met in council at Eureka, and adopted a platform, in which their wishes were fully and freely ex pressed. It is a good platform, and every citizen of the State should read it. IT IS OOOD SUNDAY READING. When I received the nomination for Gov ernor I indorsed the platform fully and heartily. I indorse it just as fully and hear til v to-night, and I here pledge my self, if eleoted Governor of this State by your kindly votes, to base my administra tion of the government upon the declara tion of principles made by the Republican party at Eureka. In one of the planks the perty pledges itself against any repeal, amendment or modification of the Bullion Tax law as it now stands upon the statute book of the State. I accept that plank an binding upon me, if elected to preside over yon. It thoroughly accords with my judgment and my convictions of right, and shall be mada the rnle of my action as Executive officer of the State of Nevada. I know that is a common remark that platforms mean nothing ; that they are simply made to catch votes. My friends, I am not one of those who look upon plat forms from that standpoint. They are THE SOLEMN PROMISES OF THE PEOPLE. Upon the strength of them cures the support of voters. of the partv it is the duty of the men elected upon suoh promises to see to it that the confidence of the people is not be trayed. The Republican party has recog nized this principle in another plank de claring that no political crime is so odious as the violation of a pledge given to the people. I am pleased with that plank. too. Many more are to follow me, aud I do not feel justified in occupying more of your time. I only desired to place myself squarely before yon on the Bullion Tax question, and having done so I now yield to other and abler speakers than myself. II. K. Michel, Candidate for Lieutenant-Governor, ad-dret-oed himself to stating his position on tbe Bullion Tax question. The only charge made against him in the campaign which has any weight, is that as a member of the Legislature of 1877, he violated his pledge to his constituents in voting for tho Compromise Bullion Tax Bill. When j Mr. Mighels received the nomination for the Assembly in 1876. he did pledge him self to vote against the repeal of the Bul lion Tax law. Ho was elected on that pledge. But a great change took place in public sentiment on that question between his election and the time when it became necessary for him to cast his vote. Storey County was sadly in want of mouey ; either the back taxes had to be paid or money to run the Govern ment must be borrowed and interest paid for it. The compromise offered to solve this problem, and Governor Bradley and Jerry Schooling were represented to be in favor of the bill. Bradley being the "hon est" man of the State, and the self-appointed custodian of the people's rights, Mr. Mighels naturally supposed the bill which he endorsed was all right. On the heeh of this came a petition signed by over COO of his constituents, and among them the two Parkinsons, father and son, who are now engaged in throwing mud at him, releasing him from his pledge and praying him to vote for the compromise bill. On the strength of this he acted, as any other man would feel bound to do. have been sustained by the church, not as a church institution, but as something that should lift men up aud make good Republicans of them, I suppose." Mr. Hammond closed with an eloquent prediction of the complete victory of the Republican party. The enthusiasm waa unbounded. Senator Jones' speech was the ablest and most effective yet made. No man has devoted more time to the study of the silver question and no one belonging to either school of political economy is more familiar with the litera ture of" the subject. Mr. Jones' speech to-day was effective, because it dealt with only a few of the questions thst have been raised and seemed to exhaust them both in argument and illustration. Dispatch f romZ. L. White. Washington Correspoiuleiit yew York Tribune UpA:l organ). Senator Jones has advertised from hi cnrule chair the products of the Nevada mines. He or his scrivener has seized on the exaggerations and vehemence of the gold and resumption men to turn their position jnst as L"e fell on Sickles' advanced and unsupoorted position at Gettysburg. Mr. Jones appears as the advocate of silver remonetization ; as the supporter of the old legislation, and adherence to the legal status of our con tracts when they were made. Philadel phia Press tentorial (single standard). The speech received the close attention of the Senate, and is considered one of the most able delivered in favor of silver remonetization. Members gathered around him to tender their congratulations, with out regard to their own private views on the silver question. Wnshinrrton Dis patch to Boston Jlerald, February 14, 187s. j Anti-remonetization.) Wr. have not tho time or space to point out the various proofs presented by Mr. Jon- of the correctness of his view, but his facts and fignres seem to be derived from the highest sources, and we again refer the reader, who is sincerely desirous of correctly understanding this question, to his admirable speech. Washington I'ni', editorial inci'traD. Senator Jones of Nevada made a two-hours-fair stand-up fight in favor of the remonetization of silver, and he dealt some heavy blows, striking out fair from the shoulder, but always hitting above the belt, at the opponents of the measure. Buxton Journal dispatch (anti-nilver) . Senator -Tom s made the best speech yesterday that could be made for tbfi Bland bill, whicli is, indeed, saying little for it : the ability he displayed was worthy of a better cause. He has the advantage of having studied the subject for several years. Tribune Editorial. The Cincinnati Coimnereia'. iu August, 1876, declares that Senator Jones is the only man iu Congress to-day who is worthy to be n;imed with Hamilton and Webster as a man of financial learning and understanding. As a piece of composition the speech was the best delivered on the silver ques tion, aud tho Senators, almost without ex ception, listened to every word of it, while sora of them joined in the applause that followed. Washington dinpateh, ibisl. It was confessedly a very strong pres entation of the argument in favor of re uionetiz ition and was forcible and inter esting. Boston Advertiser dixvatch- Februaru 14, 1 87S, anti-silver . Mk. Jones speech was very effective, one of the strongest arguments for silver that lias yet been presented. Ar. 1. (I nierrial Advertiser tentorial (anti-silver). The speech upon the Silver bill. Senator Jones' speech on the Silver bill to-day is rega-ded as the ablest that has been made on that subject. Washington liispateh. February 14, 1878, Inter ( teean double-standard) . Senator Jones' speech on the silver question proved to be a most able and in teresting presentment of the case. Chi cago Tnbitne etlitrrrial, February 15, 1878 (diilo). Senator .Tones made an able speech on the mistaken side of the silver question y. i'. Evening Post. (Single Standard.) Krv. J. I. Haiuuionil. Candidate for Superintendent of Pnblic Instruction, then said : ' I wish to make a few remarks of a personal character. It has been said of me that I am a sec tarian and a preaober. 1 must plead guilty to tbe last charge. I belong to the Methodist Church North, a church which furnished soldiers by the thousands in the holy struggle to preserve this glorious Union intact. Side by side with us stood other congregations, Protestants and Catholics. It has been said that tbe Su perintendent of Public Instruction has it in bis power to make the public schools sectarian in their character. There is a direct denial of such power in the Consti tution and in our statutes. Do you who know me believe that I would attempt to do such a thing y You who do not know me, take a good, square look at me, now, and tell me do you believe this charge brought against me? I stand now as I have always stood. I am a practical teacher, and my platform has alwavs been that OVB SCHOOLS SHOULD BE FREE From the slightest taint of Sectarianism. I believe, as I have always believed, that it is not proper that the Scriptures should be read or expounded in our schools. I am a preacher. I have been called from on high to stand between the living and the dead. I have taken to me little chil dren, and plaoed the seal of heaven on their infant brows. It has been mine to oomfort the dying and point them to a higher life. But I say now, as I have al ways said, a man is first, a citizen is next, and the professional man is last. Side by side with tbe soldier went forth those who stood in the sacred desk and expounded the gospel word. I am only a poor Metho dist preacher, and I give my opponent the full benefit of that. But let me tell you that the publio sohool system was started by the Puritans of New England, and the first public school in this land, at New port, Rhod Island, was presided over by Tbk conntry was never blest with such an abnn iaiue uf ttit-siuen as it is to-day. Be. turnt received at the headquarters of the dif ferent parties in Washington show that there are ever 800 candidates for Congress now in the nelii. As there art) only 292 districts, and as some nnminations are yet to be made, there will be an average of nearly three candidates to each C mfrresnional district. Some districts have only two candidates, while others with nothing mean about them revel in five. Less than half, or only about 120 of the members 01 the present House, have succeeded in securing a renomiuation, which shows that the crank oc the mills of the gods is still in motion. Bli.vton Dtncan has started a cirens which in some respects eclipses Butler's. He is trav eling the Cctucressinnsl District in Kentucky, where ne is tne urenoacK candinate, witn a wagon which is equipped with a desk, a small ennnon and some locomotive headlights. When he reaches a place where he wisht-s to speak be hrks oft hi" cannoH. illuminates, and looses hla chin upon the assembled crowd. Thus far no one has been hurt by either the cannon or tbe chin. Thk CnurifT-JournnlHyjB " The ftreenbacke who is not satisfied with Henator Voorhees Is simply a besott-v! fool " ' Possibly not be sotted, adds the Chicago Ttme. for bis oppor tunity for imbibing Kentucky Bonrbon may not have been great, but a f'Kl certainly he is, not a wise Oreenbaf-ker, who doesn't recognize the Tall Sycamore as the tallest of flutists. He would go to any lengths." PiihLiiiiNAiiY to taking tho stamp in the Hartford (Conn.) District, General J. R. Haw. ley has gone into 'he country ti atndy over tha political events which have taken place daring his absence in Europe and to prepare argu ments 011 the financial question. When )u speaks tbe country will listen. A stranoer stalked into the Spencer House last niuht and rejrlstered as Brick Ponieroy. Chicago. " He then admonished the clerk not to let anybody interrupt him. and retired tohta virtnons com b. So far as known nobody In terrupted the threat man. liuUanapolit Journal. NoTiii.vo has so much disturbed the Penn sylvania Democrats as the charge of the Phila delphia Catholic Stanilant that Mr. Dill, their candidate for Governor, usod to be a Know Nothing. Hawk-rye: The greenback men who 'eel penitent enoneh and ashamed enongh this morning, are cordially invited to come back into the Kepublican fold. Take chairs close to the door, gentlemen, the front seats are all re served. United States Henator Gordon of Georgia, who was supposed to be almost certain to be re-elected, la now confronted by two formida ble antagonists. Hepresentntive Alexander H. Stephens and Mr. Herschel V. Johnson. " Templetos." In his last Boston letter to the Hartford Cmtrant. repeats his assertion that Butler's cans is waning, but is afraid that the Butlerites will secure a good many Totes for Oovernor by trading votes for Congress. Hawkeye : If you want to borrow trouble, bring your basket to tbe office of tha lata green back party of Iowa. It has mora of tha article to spare than any organization we know. Tbk Reno Oaxette says : We ought, every one of ns. If we know what Bapublloaa go to work for Daggatt.