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Text of Tbelr Letters of. Ac eeptance. Pointed ant lornoie statements v of the,Issues Involved. 0ot. CleveUnd's letter, formally ac cepting tbe Democratic nomination for President of the United Statw, lias fol- President i cntlenen: I have receives yourcommu i..3oiuiiUdJuly i,ltW. Informing tne of nomination to the ollice ot preafdeiit of X; L'nltcd BIiUcm by the National Democratic Ivmvenllou lately aascmbled at Chicago. 1 Unt the nomination with a grateful appre ! ii hi of the uprerae honor conferred ana a ffin" Hen" of " responsibility, which, In R .rcordaiice, awuoie. I have carefully Intiiiilcri'd the platform adopted by the con l,i(.n, d cordially approve the name. s ulaln a latenient of Democratic Kill and the principle upon which f parly appeal" to the utt'raic of the peo liiiieeds uo supplement or explanation. It Knuld be remeubered thai the ollice of Pre Kent l esciitlally executive in lu nature. Tbe law enacted by the lellalive branch iftbe (lovcrnment the Chief Executive i Sound faithfully to enforce: and when the wisdom ol the political party which aeloel 0i lt members a) a nominee for that nSice has outlined it policy and declared it nriiiclplen, it aet'fna to me that nothing In fhirat'ter of the olliceror the uecessllltof the ml require more from the candidate uccept iniaucti nomination than the uiesilon 01 .Al known truth w) absolutely vital to the Iety and welfare of the nation that they cannot be tu9 ottcu recalled ot tooerlouly "uKrondlycallouraaflovernment by the npople 111 not inch when a c! I toler iJi which arrogate to "self the manage ment ol public ailair. seeking to comrol Hie wolile. Instead of ropreiiitiii them. I'ar hai are the liecesmry outgrowth of our Insti tution, but a government i not by the pen ale when one party fasten lu control upon Ihei'ouu'O'1"1 perpeliulea It power by ca loliii'aud betrayliu! the people, Instead ol ierriiii them. A government Is not by the neoiile wheu a remit which hould rep LmuI the Intelligent wl 1 of Iree ud thinking men it or cnu be do terohi'd by the sliameles disregard of lbelruMrKe. When an election iu office ibtll be the selection by the voters of ono ot their uuiuuer to assume for a time a public trust liulead of hi dedication to the pro feHlon of politic, wheu the holder of the biUot, quickened by a sense of duty, shall avenge the truth betrayed and pledge broken, and when tbe aullrage ihall be al together free and uncorrupted, the full reall latlon of a government by tlie people will be it baud, ami of the mean to this end not one would, in my Judgment, be more effect ive than an amendment to the Constitution db'iuellfyluif the l'reldeut from re election. When we coiialder the patronage ot thi treatofflce, the allurement of power, the temptation to retain public place once Mined, and, more than all, the availability a party tlud In an Incumbent whom a hordo of otlb eholder. with a ileal born of beneilta received and loitered by the hopo of favor yel U come, ataud too ready to aid with money and trained political services, we recognlieln the eligibility of the President lor re election a mo: auriou dauver to that calm, dellbeiaie and Intelligent political action which must characterise a govern ment by the people. Till DIGNITY Or LAIlOlt. A true American sentiment rerngnlgea the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lie In honeet toll. Contented labor i a sign of national prosperity. Ability to work constitute the capital, and the wage of labor the Income of a vast number of our population: and till interest should be Jealoualy protected. Our worklngmen are not asking unreasonable in dulgence, but as Intelligent and manly cltl aen they aeek the same consideration which Hose demand who have other interests at Itake. They should receive their full share of the care and attention of those wiio mate and execute the laws, to the end that the want and need of the employers and em ployed itiall alike be aubscrtoed, and the prosperity of the country, tlie common heri tage of both, be advanced. A related to this subject. w'j!!o tvo should notdhcourage the emigration of those who come to acknowledge allegiai.ee to our Gov ernment and add toour citizen population, yet. a a mean of protection to our working men, a dillcrenl rule should prevail concern ing those who, If they come or are brought to our land, do not intend to become American citizens, but will lu Jurloulsy compete with those Justly en titled to our Held of labo.- l:i a Inter accepting the nomination of the office ol Governor nearly two years ago, I made the following statement, to which 1 nave steadily adhered: "The laboring clase constitute the main part of our population. Thev should be pro tected In their etl'urt to peaceably assert their rights when endangered by the aggre gated capital, and all tnc ntatuteson this sub ject should red gnlxe the care of the state for boneat toll anil be framed with a view of improving the condition of tho wo k tig Dsn." A proper regard for the wciiare ol the workliiginan is inseparably con nected with the Integrity ot our institution. None of our citizens are more Interested than they in gua-dlnir against any of the corrupt lug Influence which seem to pervert the be nidcent puiposcaof our (ioverument, and noue should be more watchful of the artful mitbinailun ot those who a lure them to elf liillicled Injury. In a frcec.iuutry the curtailment of the absolute rlgliuof the in dividual should only be men as la essential to the peace and good order of the community. The limit between the proper subject of Igoveruiueuliil cniitiol and those which can be more tiltiiigly left to the moral tow and self imposed restraint nf the cltl n should bo carefully kept iuvlcw. Thu, jaw unnecessarily interfering with the aililta uud customs of any of our peoplo which are not offensive to the moral aenti Deals of the civilized world, and w hich are toiislstciit with good citizenship and the pub- ucwuuare, an; unwise aim vexatious. COMMKBCR. The commerce of a na'lon to a ureal cxu.nl determines It supremacy. Cheap and easy Irtnspnrialioii should therefore be liberally iMteicd. Within the limit of the Coustltu Uon tlie General (iovernmeiit should so Im prove ana protect It natural water ways a will enable the produce ol the country lo letch a profitable market. Till CIVIL fKRVICB. The neotilc nav the wages of the nubile em- tloyn, and they are entitled to the fair and honest work which the money thus paid should command. It Is the duty of those en trusted with the management of their iffilrs to see that such public service k lorlhcomlng the selection and retention of luoorainaics in mo Government employ Bent should depend upon their ascertained (Mesa and the value of their work, and they should he neither expected nor allowed to wituesiioiianie party service, ine iniercHia el the peoplo will be better protected, the eetloateuf public labor and duty will be im- nsuaie v liiinniveii. me nun e pmn nvmetit iu ue open to an wno ucmousiraiu tneir m Bess to euter it. The unseemlv seramhle for ri unaer tnc iiovernment, wun me conse quent imnnrlunitr whlrli emhiltMp ntflrlal file, will cease and the nubile deuartineuts will not be tilled with those who eoncelvo it be their first duty to aid the parly to which they owe their place, Instead of sum-ring patient ann nouesi return " the people. I believe that the public temper is such that the JMersof the land are prepared to support "7 yariy wiiicn give me oesi promise oi an- ttlOistetlnir llin fliivi.riiTnnt l,i tlu. hnnnHl Hinpieand plain manner which la consistent " us ennracter ana purose. They have wrned tint mystery au.l cajolement In the fsuagement of their all'Him cover tricks and wueir betrayal. The stiitesnianship theyre juire consists In honesty and Irugalltv, a '57 arise, and the vlgilaut protection of all their VHri.i ito.uiu I, K .ninjune lu imc Htnu ui blie ie'ie nr it I Shnillfl l,A.,nU.. Intha rhU.r Vti..Ulpa- me nation by the sun rages or my iellow a ' 1 wl" aaaume tnc iiuties oi mat nign oewlthasnIerau determinatlnn to dedl- .V? vFT nort to the country gnia " wun a V'.v-'J-l.' reliance upon tho favor nasuppoiJu "'hpreme Ileltig, who 1 be- ilf ,'" f . nK." 'ess honest numan en Jor in the iViJCentlom dkrhanie of rnb "i,y.- UltuVKaCI.KVKI.ANH. liywl- n'm. F. Vila, i haitman, and li. P. SOB IWmIii... .i . 1 1 .t it i vii iiLnimiLns i.r. i inn. flati . . -...urinen: i nave the honor to He(lR0 11,6 receipt of your JFJf eommunicatton notifving me of I "fttlin hv Ihe Domocmtin I am ,?.V,1Kn as xue L'auiiidHie ior me ffWOf iC Hn'.itl(.iit nftht. I'liih.rl riUilcs H in a notninatiou which I have neitl in her S.t.i.?".,.!Eavna yet I recognize and tonventi! n K y the l,Le "Jjo'ce o( itich a body, pronouncod nd wiih uiiaiiiiuiiy ami acconi pa su,. generous an expression w5d conlldence ought to outweigh nt all own iii oesire aim preference of hoi. ii" """iiu mis ioenug, ana I trust ct?Bi ??p Kn1e 01 P,lbll! duty, tbat I also Meant 7fcp wn"e 01 Public duty, tbat 1 1 honn.,,. nom'ntion, and shall abide toElri.0' countrymen. I bave no the ex Ple .7". ,he declaration of prln ilea Vf by the convention, a copy of wu,c you lubmltted to me, and In uioir um ana substance I boartllv .n. To the Hon. D..nmD-f' Chairman. imcdoim M. ti... ..... i.. ;;. ; pecietary, and other of iltteool the Ketional Demoi?etlc nw vuiuium v-ouveuuun. Int.rrl.wa With Bu.m.aa Men, Worklnir Man Kn ,1 T...1 1. 1 i . mr .7 . na Around H ew York-All Alik. gratln.cl. v. d. Baldwin, President Pnnnfc v.. tlonal Bank. IndeneniAnt- .n ..i-m letter satisfactory In every respect. He COUld not have exnrM,l M.i. better." r- -iuku J'lt"' R1a"dol?f'. Continental Bank, Democrat: 'Kxcellent, and to thi ice-President John T. Agnew. Con nentBl Bank. Timm.. 8S..!. Concise, but to the point.'' E. A. Drake, banker- i'r.i .... straightforward. There could L Z better exposition of tbe principles at Issue In this campaign. Brief, but tayi girai ueai. bptlugneld Republican. Mr. Cleveland unna not .annl.. It.. larilfas a matter wlililn ti, r,.i,L.'. control, and does not allude to If, neither uuv no ueoiagogue in regard to our foreign policy and what he would do for Irishmen in British rmstile. vf ises to labor no bauble of high wages if i.reu, iu tapuut uo Dooming time t) be brought about by a brilliant American Dolicv" of cnmrniirci.l ... grandlzement by diaplay of force. In short, be eimply proposes to administer mtj uovernaieui in "the honest, simple and plain manner consistent win. w. character and purposes." It is the honest, inueiatigaoie ana plodding man against the showy and slippery one. Philadelphia Record (Ind.) Gov. Cleveland let is calculated to strengthen the regard of his old friends and win him new ones. It is refreshing alter the unnatural lame ness of Blaine, tbe uncertain arguments ot Logan and the garrulous egotism of Butler, to read the deliverances of a can didate for a great ollice who makes no ettort to dazzle his readers with (lights of rhetoric or confuse them with Machia vellian logic. Gov. Cleveland has some thing to say, and be says it clearly and pointedly. An Administration based on such principles would leave little to be desired. That Gov. Cleveland would give the country such an Administra tion it cnoson to the rresidency will be thebelitf of thousands in every section of the country when they read bis letter i acceptance. SI'ECIMI" BF.I'l'III.ICAil CnUMKItT. Baltimore Herald (Rep.) If Mr. Cleveland's object in writing the letter was to put before the public someiuiuir tnitt it is absolutely impossi ble to dissect or dissent from, he has sue ceeded admirably. J. V. uouvier, Danker: "Mrtt clasj.' Henry Graves, banker: "Admirable.' Georae V. Ely. Secretary Stock Ex change, Independent: ';t'lear and con cise. Treats an tne issues very plainly." F. I. Taiiuan, President Gallatin Bank. Republican : "Have not read tbe letter. I am a Republican, but not a Blaine men. Henry Clews, banker. Republican: The letter ia very good. It is multum oarvo. W. E Connor, Independent: "Brief. but to the point. Have always believed that Gov. Cleveland would make a safe President, and hit letter only confirms tbe belief." Henry HenU. ex-President of the Cot ton Exchange, Independent: "A manly document; oriel anu to me point. T. Jacoby, Treasurer Produce Ex change, Republican: "Gov. Cleveland has written a snort, concise and very good letter. I don't believe in these long episues. i say mis, tnougu i am a Blaine Republican. Robert tiapp, ex-secretary or the rro uce Exchange: "A very strong letter.' l II. Parker, President Produce Ex change Bank, Democrat: "Covers the ground fully; satitfactory and to the point, it win oe react dv everyDouy. Charles R. Flint, of W. R. Grace .t Co., Democrat: "It is an admirable let ter in every respect. It meets the main issues. Its utterances on tbe labor question will prove satisfactory to tbe laboring classes, ana win, i nave every reason to believe, stop whatever disaffec tion there may be in that direction. The letter is Democratic in every sense of the word. Tbe Democratic party is tbe party of tbe people, and this let ter addresses itself particularly to the people, the vast multitude of laboring men. His one-term utter ance, while unexpected, is Democratic doctrine, l am especluily pleased wun his remarks in rrgard to immigration. He states a general proposition, but it admirably covers the Chinese question. The letter is strong, not only in what it savs. but also in what it does not say. The tariff is nut tbe issue in this campaign. The Governor is wise not to touch upon it. Anything that would be aid would De misconstrued ana twistea. 1 am a free trader myself. The ten dency of the whole country is in tbat direction, but any legislation would bs inwise that should turow the business ate rests into confusion and abruptly establish a system which should be ap proached gradually, simply and without iniurv to any interest. 01 course, I can not speak for ex-Mayor Grace, hut if he were here l Know lie wouiu speax in tne highest terms of the letter." L. R. Livermore, hour merchant, uem- ocrat: "I have not read the letter, nut from what I see of ita length and what I know ot the man who wrote It, 1 have no doubt it is a good one." John A.Tobey, member Board of Man. agers Produce Exchange: "Excellent." Leonard tiazeiune, grain mercnant, Republican: "No opinion pretty thin. No man is a Republican who won't vote for Blaine." AT THE UEADO.UARTER8. A tnnna tba nninlrin ATnrARHflrl ra.varil Ine Cleveland's letter of acceptance about t i . i. ..i icmouraiie ueauiuarieia neiv mn iui lnin' I'nliBit Niutes fipnatnr II. V Jonas, of Louisiana: "Litter suite first- rate on account of its sincerity, its brev ity and itsexplicitnesaon the only point . i. :., i. i.l ... ....1 . . 1. la!f.rn, trt art VII II til A I tl VP W llf IflAIIPS attempted to oe raised since tne conven tion! mean tue laoor question, on UI-.K PlavalaitiPa ib.elai-RI ion. ' I am Bure, will satisfy the honest labor vote of William E. Smith, Chairman of the State Executive tommttiee: - a win ..t.. lolla. " Ui-liirH Ttnnn Thief Clerk nf the State Committee: "Like all Grover Cleveland s public papers, it la charac terized DV directness ui tuougut. auu I..VHV nr aTti-ARRinn. li,. f H i!nla Ttamnrratin nominee IUI VJW II ' --" ..u.a - rable letter, brief, to tbe point, and will be approved bv the country." f... rnitMM fivtm Ilnltininrfv "Ariml- lharies r, miner, oi new lora: au mirable, full of common sense. It will be eminently satisfactory to the Inde Cbas. B. Walker, ex-Congressman from Steuben Country: "It bite the point. It is just like Clevclaud, original ana ti Francis Lynde Stetson, of New York City : "The letter is characteristic of tbe man direct, simpia, sincere. L w ion ur I ns rnisn ni imr i Hm paign Executive committee, ot rew Haven. Conn.: "Very satlsiactory to me. His treatment of the labor ques tion and sumptuary law itsue is mas terlv." ivlU.nnd WlUon tbe National Com mitteman from Maine: "An excellent letter. I have always believed in a sin nl Paalilantinl tnrm." h B Fnnlke. of Dubuaue. Ia,: "It i.iii,.. (mm I.lncoln. Hia views of tbe Presidential office as a trust is a relief after the recent use oi iub , f Iun,,V,ll-an PrpaMnnfa." National Democratic Committee: "A E B. Uicainson, vuitu uiw v . u i For Preside .t: GROVEIl brief, sincere, businets-like and elTeative letter." Mai. N. T. X. Roliinsnn. nf S'swdr leans: "A nlaln. sensible, business liiin document, in perfect harmony with the iieeuj ui me situation. tapt. Little, Assemblyman from Steu ben County: "It is free from alitterinu generalities." J. li. Gardner. C'orresriondiinr Sicre- tary o( the Independent Republican Committee of Massachusetts: "It hits the mark square in the center.'" etate oenator M. c. Murnhy, of New York: "It is clear, frank. stieiiHstive and exemplitl-s hia whole carter. It will be luuy siitisiactory to tue laboring masses, whose champion be has been against ag gression, while regarding carefully all in terests. Assemblyman Moore, of Richmond County: "Could not be better. It set tle! the workingman agitation; it is in cccoraance witn all bis acts and views while Governor." Col. Robert While. ex-Attorney Gen eral of West Virginia: "I think it terse aud sure to move the popular heart." H. D. Black, of Virginia: "it em braces all the questions that the people are interested in, and covers tneui with admirable brevity and precision.'' Francis M. Scott, of New York: "An excellent letter." United States Senator Arthur P. Gor man, Chairman of the National Execu tive Committee: "It is an excellent let ter to go before the people on. Tbe pint aud force of tbe letter aud of tbe man are shown in one paragraph. I be lieve tbat tbe public temper iasucB that the voters of tbe land are prepared to support the party which gives the best promise oi aumtmsieriog tue govern ment in tbe honest, simple and plain manner which is consistent with its character and purposes. If there were noming eise But mis auniirauie state ment of the central issue of the canvass, and tue mere acceptance of the nomina tion, it would be enough. ' juuge j. w. uampitt.oi Illinois, saia: It is the very best letter that could be written under tbe exigences of the oc casion. R. M. Levy, of West Point, Mist., Chairman of tbe Democratic Executive Commi'tee of his county: "It meets fully the requiremnnlsof the situation." Dennis A. fpeliissy, ot rew oric: "t ike It fur its strong common sense and the absence (if all deniagngism." Kx-Asemblyniaii Douglasf, of Brook lyn: "1'here is no dodging of any of tbe great qiitstiiins; all are met and an swered so all can understand." Dr. W. 8. Pierce, of New York : "It is ike the old-time letters when Presiden tial nominees were ignorant of sophistry and chicanery. ' Coroner Levy, of New ioik: "Oh: we can stand pat on tbat letter." huwin l. Abbett: lue manly, out poken utterauce of one whose acts and words bave never had a double mean ing." lapt. orris, late ot tbe Corcoran Le gion : "i.ntirely satisfactory to tbe la boring muses. Ex-Assistant District Attorney, Jas. M. Brady: An excellent summary of Jetiersoniati Democratic doctrines." Mayor Stahlnacker, of lonkers: "An elegant thing frpm an elegant man. On l'roduce exchange to-uayvue universal expression was one ot highest com mendation ior tne letter ana tue writer. Gen. Martin T. McMabon: "Solid and strong, like the man. btreet Commissioner Coleman: It Is ust what I expected of Gov. Cleveland." Mai. Dtilfy, of tbe Sixty-ninth Regi ment: "It is tbe letter of a self-made man who thoroughly understands tbe wants of tbe people. His opposition to the bringing in of laborers who do not ntend to become citizens will rightly nlease the worliineinen." uen. inomas r. uourse: me letter Is a good one." Theodore E. Tomlinson, the Anti-Mo nopolist leader: "A good letter. Tbe truth Cleveland speaks about labor must be impressed on people' .s minds." Henry Clausen, tne oerman brewer: A strong letter all through. The pata graph regarding proscriptiveandsumptu- ntr l,,nl u In li.n ia a..,,., I un.l BO t iatttfti trv " Assessor John Mullaly: "With 'honesty and frugality' as a campaign call the people will follow Cleveland,' WHAT 0TIIEB9 SAY. George Blair, Chairman of the recent Labor Convention at Utica. said: "Mr. Cleveland's letter is all right. The action of the Democrats by electing members to tbe Legislature will be slgnitlcant. When we see how many of our candi dates for the Assembly are indorsed we will be better able to judge of the sin cerity of the Democratic party towards labor. Robert Iiliasert, Butlers injudicious friend, said: "It can be easily digested over a good dinner, while Gen. Butler's letter would necessitate several alter dinner perusals to comprehend it. It will secure Dim votes irom tne laboring cissies. A prominent oiheer of Typographical Union No. 6 said : "The letter is clear. concise and to tlie point. There is no 'gulf about It. It ought to bring many votes o the Democratic standard- bearer." Thomas Oawley, of Buffalo, Secretary of the Workinguien's Trade Assembly, said: "Too little was said on tbe labor question. Gov. Cleveland takes cure not to commit himself in that direction A prominent member of tbe Pro irreasive Clear-makers' Union said: think the letter an excellent one, aud it will in mvouinion change many votes in our Union and among the laboring classes generally from Blaine and Butler to Cleveland. "His views on the labor question are presented concisely, and you are not compelled to wade through enlumn after column of 'demagogism' and 'tally' to ascertain what he isdriving B Tim hrevitv and clearness of Gov Cleveland' letter of acceptance evoked general expressions of satisfaction among Brooklyn Democrats, yeqieruBy. n was the only topic of interest in and about tue resortBoi puuuciauo. rKiet .rnnVa McCue. of the City Court, said that the letter included everything a man ought to say under the circum stances. It was an excellent letter, and showed the writer'a devotion to the best Interests of the people, Rx Comoratlon Counsel DaWltt thntmht the letter was good. "It wlU have a good impression with CI.KVFLAND. thi people of tbe country," said Com missioner of City Works Fleenian. "Cleveland's letter was that of a states min," said Justice Massey. Assemblyman Karl: "It is a clear, mtnly statement of principles and is in lis 'If a campaign document," Deputy Commissioner of Jurors Caw tboin thought it was the best letter o' anceptance be bad ever read. i- 1 I SELIiSS AND EXPENSIVE. What tLo TeniK'Mce .'reus Think of the Railroad CoiniulNHlon. Burdensome to the People and the Enemy of the State's De velopment and Progress. The Folly of the Warfare on the Hullroatle. I.ark of Wisdom. llrownsvllle Democrat, The Nashville Convention showed its lock of wisdom by incorporating in its platform a Railroad Commission plank. Railroads must be regulated, but the coinoKHKion idea is all wrong. eneral laws otier the only practical solution of the question. Snvaga, Oordon & Co. Forked Deer Blade. And now come Savage, Gordon & Co., again attempting to renew their war upon railroads. If the people at tbe ballot-box don t sit down upon this pestiferous set we mistake tbe sentiment of the hour. Pointed and Conservative. Franklin Weekly. The declaration in the State platform with regard to railroads is moderate and states tiie position pointedly. The matter was only once mentionod, and then in a kindly manner, calculated to inspire? great ronndeiiee in the sound sense and conservatism of the Demo cratic party in handling tlie interests and conserving the rights of all classes whatsoever. Store Itailroads and l.eaa Politics. McNulry Inndepctident. We do not hesitate to say in em pliatic term's that Tennessee neetls no IEailwav Commissioners. There is a feeling akin to disgust with the man ner in winch some of the political leaders are trying to ride into ollice upon this question. More railroads and less politics in purely business questions is what the people ol this State want. l'lie Present Commission. Bolivar Bulletin. No thinking man in Tennessee is in favor of making war upon tlie rail roads of tlie State, or of throwing oh stack's in tho way of building new ones. 1 lie present commission was constituted by the proper authority whether constitutional or not is to lie decided and is entitled to respect, but when the courts are through with it, it wilt be time enough to make u question of it. A Sober Second Thought. Manchester Times. It is clear to our mind tbat the sub ject of railroad regulation has not grown any in popular favor with the people of Tennessee since the passage of tne late deceased Railroad Commis sion bill or since the adoption of the platform of two years ago. Mnce then a reaction has set up, a sober second thought has taken possession of tlie popular mind, and the platform of the late convention upon this question is the expression of it. Nut an Endorsement. Cartha-pi Mirror. It is a notable fact that the Demo cratic platform adopted did not en dorse the fierce and rough warfare that lias been made upon the railroads, but on tho contrary the convention, in a most conservative spirit, certainly modified the attempted action of the Legislature at its last session ; and if this course of tho convention shall be regarded as instructions to tbe next General Assembly, tbe people will certainly he relieved of the heavy sal aries of a commission that is useless to them and detrimental to railroad building in Tennessee. Cranky Concern. (.lies tor .'ltlen. That cranky concern called the Railroad Commission it seems is get ting very pretty disgusting to even its originators. Born of corruption and bribery, it is no small wonder that it kicks up a terrible stink in its dying dav. Ihiring the year of lS.v, only forty miles 01 ruuroauwere uuitt in leiuico see. Why is this? Have we no need of roads? We certainly have, and Mr. iluntintrtou savs tbat railroad property being put into tbe hands of irresponsible commissions is at the hnitnm of it all. Tennesseans may rest assured that so long as this cranky commission exists no roads will be built. Abolish at Ono the Law. Vews Baunei. The citizens of Obion county are, or ought to be, as much concerned about tne continuance ui u naunwi vw "Ce?r) iff For Vies rreaiitniit: THOMAS A. HENDRICKS. mission as any other county in tbe State especially so 'if the proposition be true that the law creating a commission to regulate the railroad charges on freights is actually working detrimentally to the highest and best interests of her citizens; then by all means every sen sible citizen would say ubolish at once the law creating the commission, md forthwith discharge the pres ent Commissioners, who have been drawing fat salaries to destroy one ot the stauncliest props uud supporters of tlie State's progress. Value ol New llllroml. Coiumliia Herald. Nadiville is at last to have the new railroad. The $-"nO,000 in bonds re quired have been subscribed, and work is to be eonimencd at once. Tins road will connect Nashville with the system of roads controlled by -Mr. Huntington, leading to Newport News. Va.. and will be of incalculable advantage, not only to Nashville, but to Middle lennessee. a new rauroati is worth a dozen Railroad Commis sioners in regulation oi tarius. n e congratulate the capital city that she is. in the near future, to nave a great competing line to the business centers of the North, and an outlet at the best harbor on the Atlantic coast. The People Tired ot Tliem. Tlie Artisan. When the "friends of the tieople" tell them of the other States having ltail- road Commissions and the great good they are doing, they forget to tell them that only two of them all have man datory commissions, and every one is thoroughly tired ot even wnai nine they have. In speaking of the Alabama Rail road Commissioners, the Laiayette Sun says: "They were appointed to protect the people of the State from imposition bv railroad monopolies, but in all probability another set will have to be appointed to protect the State against the imposition ol ihj own ommissioners. Home Scratching Expected. I'ppcr Cumberland. There will likely be some scratching in Railroad Commissioners. The line will be drawn at Savage. There is a deep conviction in tbe mind of the people that the commission, as at present established, is an expensive and hurtful luxury. Add to this the disgraceful, not to say fraudulent, favoritism and harsh discriminations against the farmers and in favor of the penitentiary lessees proposed by the present incumbents and the people. Yes, the people have reason to be restless under this vicious or viciously ullicered commission. Itond llnve Not Exceeded Their Powers L.tchange. Certain papers are constantly as serting that twenty States have Rail road Commissions, and, therefore, Tennessee must bave one. They don't state that only two or three of them are mandatory, and that tho States, in chartering them, retained the power to regulate their charges. Still less tlo they suppress the tact mat no ien nesseo road has ever gone beyond its chartered powers. And above all, they don't state that none of them have such a bead to it as a Savage, ut terly unlit, bv training or temper, for the'dischargo of its duties without pas sion and in reason. The People of Ulhaou. Trenton lilobe. Tlie people of the State may well congratulate themselves upon the fact that politicians bave concluded to let further agitation of the railroad oues tion alone. We want no further strife between the railroads and the people. The question is now in the courts, and alter the courts ot last resort have said hat we can legally do it will be time enough to act. In tbe meantime let us encourage further railroad development, llie nennle of Gibson want tbe road Unished to Huntingdon and extended from Trenton to Dyersburg. Capital will not come here to help us if we antago nize the railroads we now have. Railroad Have Bight. Our Country. A certain Nashville paper with an editorial capacity conforming to its limited circulation is tearing its gar ments again upon the subject of a Railway Commission. It was silent for some time. What has occurred to produce the sudden change? The Banner intimates that "sugar is wanted." We don't believe it. W e attribute it entirely to weakness some where. Don't the World know that its ravings are pitiably foolish? Rail roads htve rights. The courts have said these rights cannot be ignored, and the Democratic party in the State Convention said they must be re spected. Let us have no more foo -ishness about this matter. The rail road people are our friends wo must not drive them away. We want all the help we can get in this campaign. John H. Savage, B- Ct Memphis Avalanche. The appearance of John Savage up on the political stage is an anachro nism. In the days of ox-team trans portation he might have been a great man, but there is probably not anotner man living besides himeelf who has so imall a comprehension of the elements of modern progress, t'pon the mind of this John Savage tbe sight of a loco motive lias the same etl'ect that the Ilium ting of a red rag has upon the belligerent bull. It enrages him. And in his blind fury he denounces every body who has a good word to say for the'growth of the railway industry that is so powerful a promoter of till other industries What sin the Demo cratic party of Tennessee has com mitted that it should be saddled with this old man of the mountain as its chief candidate for Railroad Commig-i-ioner is a mystery. The People t nwllllng to Experiment Further. Slieltiyville tiaettc. That the attempt of one or two papers to revive the railway com minion scheme will fail, we have not a shadow of a doubt. The present board has done nothing for the people but draw a good salary. The people have not been benefited and the courts so far have declared the law unconstitutional and void. The people will be unwilling to experiment further, until the courts of final resort say what may be legally done. Three ollices, with good sala ries for three broken down politicians, paid for doing nothing, may sound very well to a few politicians, but it won't go down with the people, besides -t I .S." 1 i.. I. tue .uiie iieeus more rauroaus, wiucu can never be secured with hostile leg islation against those we now have. Let Justice be Done. Neat's State Gazette. Before tho railroad reached hero it was considered cheap to travel from Dyersburg to Memphis for ti, and now you can make the trip for $2.30 in the elegantly furnished passenger cars of the Chesapeake, Ohio & South western Railroad. Before the railroad reached here the average price on a bale of cotton from hyersburgto Mem phis was $1.50. Last season the rail road carried it for I'm cents a bale. If the farmers, Masons, Knights of Hon or or any other body of men hold a convention, at any place in theVnion, the railroads all unite to take tho del egates there at greatly reduced rates. Let justice be done all along tho line. We insist tbat the people innks a fatal mistake in lending their influ ence to a policy that will inevitably lead them into the perils of a strong centraliz-ed government. A Holier Second Thought. Tri-t'oiinty New. The railroads of Tennessee, at least nine-tenths of them, are struggling desperately to pay the interest on their bonded debt aud keep out of the hands of receivers. It is not only so now, but lias been for seveial years. They need all the help the people can give them. Nothing would be more hurt fill to tbe material interestsof the State than to have our railroads In receiv ers' hands, l'oliticiatis. it thev are oh' serving men (and they ought to be), can see this, but there seems still to be a few reckless men who hope to ride into ollice upon the railroad hobby. Let them be very careful ; a sober sec ond thought has taken hold of the peO' pie, who are unwilling to further en courage the attempt to cripple our roads by plucing them at the mercy of a political machine call a Commission, witn power to Harass or linnet injury .. nnM lwi... upon them. The People Will Repudiate. Morrlstown lla.ette. "Railroads must be placed under tbe subjection of the law." This is the present cry of a few demagogues and disappointed place hunters some of them discharged and others rejected railway attorneys. Pray tell us in what respect the railroads violate the law any more than other corporations or individuals. You have taxed them a hundred per cent, more than railway property is taxed in other Mates; uiey are charging in freight and passengers twenty-live to lilty per cent, less than their charters allow them to charge. What have they done that a commission composed of such petti- foggering fossils as Savage & Co. should bo allowed to lord it over them. If you wantacommission for railroads why not tor tnrnpmes, panics, noteis and other institutions upon which the public must rely for facilities r io, it is not because the railroads do not abido the luw, but because a few demagogues want to ride into office on tlie prejudices of the people. Hut you are reckoning without your host. The people will not allow themselves to bo deceived by such tactics any longer. Tenneaaee ltailroad. Pari Post. We were much gratified to notice that during the session of the recent State Democratic Convention not a word was uttered against the railroads. There was a manifest disposition to let by-gones be by-gones. Not so, how ever, with a few ill-natured men and one or two newspapers, who are now trying to renew the strife between the railroads and the people. They seem to lose sight of the fact that these cor porations are composed of gentlemen, members of our party. We must have harmony in our party, and we earnest ly and honestly advise against disrup tion on account of the railroads. The stockholders being members of the iiomncratic Daitv can hardly afford to atav if we seek to destroy them. This should be carefully studied by every intelligent Democrat. Suppose for in stance some of these rabid regulators bad Tennessee railroad stocks upon which they had received no dividend for years past, would they not, in all probability, change their tunes? We think they would. A Uaeleaa Oltlee. News Banuer, Troy, Tenn. We hear of an effort being made to stir up the Railroad Commission ques tion again. Obion county in its con vention declared in favor of a national railway commission. We want no State Commission, we aro friendly to railroads, we are unwilling to tie our Tennessee roads hand and foot with a State Commission, whilo competing roads outside of the State are allowed to do as they please and rob our roads of a legitimate share of tbe business. This State Commission plan is all wrong; it has resulted in nothing but the creation of a useless ollice for three men who are thoroughly unacquainted with that kind of service and have bIiowii themselves entirely unfit for tbe position they occupy. Ne More Coiumlaalon Nonaenae, Lebanon Herald, If the genleuien (few in number) who are trying to renew the war upon railroads were to tell us plainly that they are looking for tbe loaves and fishes in the shape of a few useless ollices, we could understand what they mean. That they mean anvthing else we cannot believe. The Railway Commission business in Tennessee is a failure. The courts have so decreed, and any attempt to revive the question will only result in anoth er failure. The roads of Tennessee have vested rights, which cannot lie taken from them. They are collect ing now much less tan IT rates from the people than their chartered rights allow them, and any attempt to com pel a further reduction, through a commission or otherwise, will prove a failure, resulting only in a further ex pense to the State for salaries, etc., to commissioners, which the people do not want. They want more railroads, and no more commission nonsense. Plain Talk. Vt'averlr Times Journal. The present Railroad Commission ers, Messrs. Savage, Gordon and Tur ley, who have done nothing except draw their salaries, are, it is said, pre paring for a canvass of the State. If this be true, we advise them to pre pare for a more thorough refutation of the charge of discrimination against the farmer and in favor of the peni tentiary. That question has not been met to the satisfaction of the people. 1' the Georgia tariff rates were not high enough on grain, flour, etc., the product of the Tennessee farmer, the people will want to know why they were too high on the product of tho penitentiary. We warn the gentlemen in time to prepare an answer, full and complete, to these and other pertinent inquiries. t or our own part, we are opposed to the entire commission humbug. We want more railroads, ferry, Hick man, Decatur and twenty other coun ties want railroads. They will not get them if it is given out that they are to be controlled by a political machine in tlie shape of a commission. No Fault to Find. Wct Tcnnemeo Whig. Jackson and Madison County have no fault to tind with its railroads. They are managed conservatively and give satisfaction to the people and yet our rates ate as high as any prevailing, in the State. When we consider the vast sum that is spent monthly by employes of the two roads crossing here and tlie excellent shipping facilities thus all'orded, we certainly cannot be blind to the advantages we enjoy from the roads. As fair-minded people we realize that none of the roads are earn ing much if any money above what may be required, to pay interest, thus leaving no dividends fot stockholders, and for this reasor they cannot all'ord to reduce their revenue ; therefore thinking peoplewill not join in an un necessary crusade against railroad in terests that are tbe very life of our commercial prosperity. We believe in dealing with railroads just as we do with other property and the railroads ask no more and no less. Impolitic und t'nwlse. Brownsville State and Bee. We sincerely regret to' see an occa sional effort upon the part of a few men to renew the strife between the railroads and the people. Such a course is alike unjust, impolitic and unwise. There might be somo grouud for iust complaint if the roads were growing rich, and the people might well cry out "monopoly," "grinding corporations," etc., etc. But such i not the case, iney are not growing rich by any means, the opposite ot this is true. They are struggling for a bare existence. We say, therefore, lot thin agitution cease. More than at any period in her history does Ten nessee need more rauroaos. our own neonle in Havwood and adjacent counties want more railroads. The re cent public meetings anil conterences amply attest this fact. All parts of the Mate are in tne same uuuior. Why, then, this continued etlort to array the people against the roads? We can never get them if it 1b made to appear tbat the people are enemies of such institutions. The people are not enotnies, but friends of railroads, and the politician who reckons other wise will soon discover his mistake. Will Not Place Tbelr Nanig at It Maat-hend. Rhea County News.'1 It would be more just in the State of Tennessee to pension Savage, Turley and Gordon than to pay them a salary, which is drawn out of the pockets of the people, to act as Railroad Com missioners. The constitutionality ot the Commission is now in the Supreme Court, and will proba bly remain there some time, still the Treasury is being depleted by these suckers wno uraw for no earthly good. W e have not .,t,.n,i tim Commissioners names at our mast head, nor do we Intend to. It is a robbery ot the money extoneu from our people for no earthly good, and we will not support such measures. no matter wuere tney originate, n the railroads were inclined to oppress the people of the State -e should be for anv just measure to prevent the same, "but we caunot find that a parti cle of benefit has ever resulted in the commission, and we predict the day after their selection the act creating them will be declared void, and the only monument left to their memory will be a depletion of tbe State Treas ury to the tune of aeveral tdwuaan dollars. CONTIXCM) 0 TH IICOHB P0 . !.'.'