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GEO. M. DEWEY. Editor.
OWOSSO, FRIDAY. OCT. 22. 1880.
CYRUS O. LUCE.
For Lieutenant Governor,
james ii. Mcdonald.
For Secretary of State,
GILBERT 11. OSMUN.
GEORGE L. MALTZ.
For Auditor General,
HENRY II. APLIN.
For Attorney General,
For Commissioner of State Land Office,
ROSCOE D. DIX.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
JOSEPH S. ESTABROOK.
For 3Icmber Statu Board of Education,
SAMUEL S. BABCOCK
For Representative in Congress,
ROSWELL 0. HORR.
For State Senator 12th Senatorial Distiict,
JOHN HO LB ROOK.
Tor Representative, first district,
WORDEN R. CIIAPELL.
For Representative second distiict,
FRANK II. WATSON.
Republican County Ticket
ALFRED B. CRANE.
For County Clerk.
FRANK E. WELCH.
-For County Treasurer,
"For Resistor of Deeds,
NATHANIEL A. FINCH.
For Prosecuting Attorney,
STEARNS F. SMITH.
For Circuit Court Commissioners,
CURTIS J. GALE.
LUCIUS E. GOULD.
For County Surveyor,
HORACE C. MAIN.
ALFRED A. FRAIN.
BENJAMIN S. RETAN.
Farmers of Shiawassee county, as
you 0 to the polls to vote remember
that Ezra Mason, Republican candi
date for Treasurer, comes from jour
ranks and is in every way worthy of
receiving your votes- See that he
gets a majority in your town.
If there is auy one man in Shia
wassee county that is entitled to the
vote of every Grand Army man, for
his devotion to the Old Flag in the
dark days of the Rebellion, that man
is the Republican candidate for Sher
iff, A B. Crane, of Henderson.
In no place has there been placed
in nomination a legislative and county
ticket composed of man more worthy
of the endorsement and support of
the voter than ia the Republican
legislative and county ticke in this
county. Let the Republicans, the
workingmen of all parties, and true
men, . independent of party, rally to
the support and secure the triumphant
election of these men. Every con
sideration of public policy .demands
this of the electors of Shiawassee
county, and we hope and believe that
this will be done, and each or these
men elected by an old time Republi
Perhaps no candidate on the Re
publican State ticket is more popu
lar, and deservedly so, than Henry
H. Aplin, our nominee for Auditor
General. Mr. Aplin is a whole-souled,
genial gentleman of sterling integrity,
who makes hbsts of warm friends
wherever he goes. In addition to all
this, he is a gallant Union soldier,
who was at the fjont during the en
tire four years of carnage and strife,
lie was one of the first who joined
the G. A., It. and is a charter mem
ber of the Bay City Tost. Mr. Ap
lin will make an Auditor General of
whom -Michigan will have just cause
to feel proud.
Mr. Horr is making a vigorous
campaign.- He is showing up Bogus
Butter Tarsney, Free Wool, Free
Lumbjr and Free Salt Tarsney in
his true light as a man unfit to rep
resent the industrial interests of this
district simply by calling public at
tention to Mr. Tarsney's votes in
Congress, and is everywhere drawing
to his support the working men. He
will be elected by a full majority if
the Republicans get out their full
vote. Workingmen, be up and doing
that your interests may be cham
pioned in the 50th Congress by one
who is 'with jou and for you in your
efforts to better your condition, finan
cially and socially.
The indications point strongly to
the election of John Holbrook as
Senator In this district. He will poll
an. immense vote where he is best
The wage workers of Shiawassee
county havo no truer friend or more
determined advocate ot their .special
interest? than Mr. A. B. Crane, the
Republican candidate for sheriff, and
they should not forget this fact on
election day. ' .
The soldiers' enamy, Bogus Butler
Tarsney, voted lor Morrison's amend
ment to the Rules of the House so
that to every pension till there should
be attached a specific tax to raise the
revenue to pay such pension. The
purpose of such ru'e being to prevent
the passege of any m re pension bilis
Soldiers ot Shiawassee county, bury
your open enemy on the 2d of No
vember too'deep beneath an avalanche
of votes that until Gabriel's Trump
shall call the wicked to juJgment, the
name of Bogus Cutter Tarsney shall
be lost in oblivion. In no other way
can you so well vindicate your honor
as patriot soldiers the Natiots
The editor of The Times c.'osed a
brief campaign in Montcalm county
on Friday nijht of last week. While
there he addressed some ten meetings
in various parts of the county, came
in contact with working Republicans
from every part, and feels safe in say
ing f-r the encouragement of the
Republican workers m Shiawassee
county, that Montcalm is ture to ftive
for the Republican State, Congres
sipnal, Legislative and county ticket
a mjj-jrity of n t less than 500 and
probably more, and that Mr. Horr
will run far ahead among the soldiers
as their special friend, whiie Bogus
Butter Tarsney will be badly cut by
the wool and dairy men..
The main issue of this campaign is
Protection vs. Fiee Trade. The in
terest of the American wage worker
vs. the half fed, half clothed, half
paid laborer of other countries.
American wages vs. English, French
and German wages. American capi
tal invested in American industrial
interests vs. foreign capital employed
in foreign industrial enterprises. Just
that and nothing more. On the Re
publican ' side we represent by our
platform and by our candidates the
American side, while the opposition
represent only the foreign side and
are opposed to the success of Ameri
can industrial enterprises. In proof,
note the votes of Geo. L. Yaple and
Bogus Butter Tarsney, in Congress,
on every question effecting the tarifl
Shiawassee county is largely inter
ested in the wool industry. The ac
tion of the Tars'ney Democrats in the
House of Representatives, in their
effort to place wool on the tree list
cost the sheep breeders of this county
this year a cool $100,000 by reducing
the price of their clip, on the basis of
Michigan Merino wool ten cents 01:
every pound. Yet Free Wool Tars
goes about this county like a hungry
she-wolf seeking for votes so that he
can place wool on the free list, and
reduce the price five cents more on
every pound of the grade noted above.
Remember this fact, sheep breeders
of Shiawassee county as you go to
the polls, and with your votes anni
hilate Tarsney as with your shotguns
you would his co workers, the she
wolf or the sheep killing dogs that
enter into your sheep folds.
Tho national Sutter Association ana
Bogus Sutter Timothy.
The Greenville Independent has
received the following letter from
Chicago which is sell explanatory,
and we commend it to the careful
perusal of every farmer:
Chicago, Oct 8, 1886.
Editor Independent: The Na
tional Butter, Cheese and Egg asso
ciation will convene in Chicago "Nov.
10, 11 and 12, and a special invitation
is extended to crcamerymen, dairy
men and all friends of the dairy in
terest to attend the convention. The
Bogus Butter question is by no means
settled. The victory so far is great,
but is not yet complete. The best
talent that money can buy will be
employed in 'concocting devices to
evade or counteract the effect of the
National statute against Bogus Butter.
I am in hopes you will be able to
keep. the Hon. Oleo Tarsney at home.
Certain it is the farmers, and every
citizervwho appreciates agriculture as
the basis of our country's .greatness
and wealth, and everyone who believes
that fraud and swindling are a crime,
should vote to keep at home the
Congressman who by his vote has
shown himself to be in opposition to
these ideas of justice and right.
Robert M. L:ttler
Sec. Nat. Association.
AN OPEN LETTER.
Son. II. 0. Horr Replies to Sc?us Sut
ter Tarsney's Itecent Epistle, In
Which the Latter is Handled
East Saginaw, Mich., Oct. Oth, 18S0.
IIox. T. E. Tarsnf.y.
Dear Sir: On my icturn heme
today I find a lorg letter from you
which had been previously given to
the public. I have only time to reply
to a portion of It. I note what yon
say about having introduced a resolu
tion into Congress ss to .the surplus
in the treasury. What became cf
your resolution? Was it ever after
wards heard from? You would have
us infer that in pursuance of that
resolution $118,000,000 of bonds
have been called, an that their pay
ment effects .the amount of money
which was in the treasury when yoor
party came into power. I admit that
that amount of bonds have been call
ed, but does that decrease the amount
of money that was in the treasury
two years ago? You know it does
not. Not one bond whs called in
18S5, and the surplus was increased
over $72,000,000, and today the sur
plus is $4o,ooo,ooo more than it was
when Mr. Cleveland was elected. In
19 months $1 i8.coo,cooof bonds have
been called. You know that it is
only a little more than the Republi
cans have been caliing every twelve
months for years past. You leave
out ot your calculation the surplus
revenue collected during these rine
teen months, which amounts to some
thing like $170,000,000. Two years
ago you promised to. reduce the
amount of surplus in the treasury.
Instead of that you have constantly
increased it. Do you not well know
that the payment of the $118,000,000
of bends called will not fake one dol
lar from that surplus? They will be
paid out of the money collected since
your party took possession, and their
payment does not exhaust these new
collections into about 840,000,000,
so that instead of "pulling up the
sla.sh boards and letting the money
flow among the people" you have
been building the dam higher and
constantly raising the ".head" on the
pond. You know ' this is the ex?ct
fact. Why do you attempt to dodge
it?. In your letter you still stick to
your statement that when in Congress
I voted to put salt on the free list,
because I voted for a bill that con
tained the "reba'e clause " You say
there was no rebate on salt prior to
1883. You are mistaken. The clause
giving rebate on saft used in curing
fish was in the old law and had been
since 1872. (See Sec. 3,022 of the
revised statutes ) Again you state
as a result of the rebate clause 3,100,-
000 barrels are shipped into this
country yearly. Do yqi consider
that statement honest? You know or
ought to know that previous to the
enactment of that rebate clause for
years about 3,000,000 barrels of for
eign salt were sold and consumed
each year in this country. Why did
you not tell us how much more salt
had come in per year than came in
before 1883, or rather how much for
eign salt had been used in packing
meats shipped abroad. The great
bulk of foreign salt pays the jluty and
no rebate can be had, because but
little of it is usedin packing meats
shipped abroad. You seekto make
people believe thai all the salt from
abroad comes in free under the clause,
whereas you must know that such is
not the case.
Pray tell me if I helped pass a bill
which practically puts salt on the free
list? Why have Yaple, Morrison,
Hurd, Maybury and Company been
drying to pass so many bills ever
since 1883 putting rait on the free
list? If it is there now, why not be
satisfied? The government revenue
from salt last year was over $700,000.
How could this be, if it is now on the
free list? Let us drop that phrase of
the question and start in new. What
do you propose to do in the future,'
that is the important question as to
this tariff business.
I opposed the rebate clause and
will vote to repeal- it, will you?
You stated in a public speech that
the tariff on salt and lumber 'should
be reduced with that on, all other
articles. Is that your opinion now?
1 think the tariff on lumber is about
right as it isj I will do all in my pow
er to prevent its being made lower.
I did work hard and successfully to
keep it where it is. Are you in favor
of reducing it or not?
I did all I could to prevent the re
duction of tariff on wool and con-
curred in the report of the confei
ence committee which included that
clause under protest. It was accept
ed by me as the best we could do on
the whole just as the rebate clause on
salt was. In that vote I' acted with
Win. D. Kelly, Samuel J. Randall,
Frank Hiscock and almost all the
protectionists in'that Congress. Mr.
Mo;risor, Mr. Maybury and the
entire free trade wing of the party
wish which you acted in the last Con
gress voted against that bill not be
cause of the rebate clause or because
of the reduction of the rate on wool,
but because the bill did not place
wool, salt, iron ore, etc., all on the
In the 48th Congress I favored the
restoration of the tariff on wool and
so oted. Yaple and your free trade
friends all voted against it.. But still
moie 1 would like to vote again to
restore it, would you vote to do it?
Indeed, have you not repeatedly stated
that the rate ought to be still lower,
not highei? Did you cast a single
vote in the last Congress on the tariff
question that was not cast in com
pany with Morrison and his followers?
One of our uistinguished citizens in
an interview published in the Detroit
Evening News said you gave him
your solemn pledge that you would
act and vote with, the protec
tion wing of your party. Did you
make such a promise? If so, why
did you break it? In my six ears
service in Congress I do not recollect
casting a single vote on this tariff
question that Samuel J. Randall and
hrs Democratic friends, who believe
in protecting American industries,
did not also vote with me.
You stated in your Midland speech
that the revenue reformers in the
Democratic party, and you classed
yourself among them, intended to
keep up this contest until Randall
and his followers were won over to
your side or else until you had driven
them into the Republican party where
you said such men belonged. Is
that your intention still? You say
you are not a free trader. Why, then,
do you constantly talk like a free
trader, act like a free trader, and vote
like a free trader? A tariff for reve
nue only is simply free trade in dis
guise. When once the tariff is so
low as to give foreigners command
of our markets, then it is practically
free trade. I do not believe in such
a tariff. I am ceitain you do. Then,
why not go to the people honestly on
that square issue?
I note also your challenge for pub
lic debate. I cannot consent to di
vide time with anyone in my appoint
ments generally. It takes me a
whole evening to do justice to the
issues before the people, and I pre
fer to make my statement full and
complete rather than to enter into a
wrangle with anyone.
I will, however, meet you at the
fair grounds in Lake View, on Thurs
day, at 2 p. m., Oct. 14th, and will
divide tim with you then and there.
The officers ot the fair have consent
ed to the arrangement.
At that time I trust you will be
prepared to tell the people just where
you do stand on the tariff question,
especially as to wool. Also, why you
voted to sustain the President in sev
eral vetoes of private pension bills;
also why you voted to tark a revenue
clause on to all pension legislation
when you say we have $ioo,coo,ooo
more revenue than we now need.
Also why you voted against the oleo
margarine bill, the passage cf which
was demanded by so many thousand
farmers. These are some of the
matters I am discussing daily. I will
then state my position on the land
forfeitures and other matters which
you refer to in your letter and which
my limited time prevents me from
answering now. Hoping to meet you
on Thursday, before our constituents,
I am, sir, very truly yours,
R. G. Horr.
The campaign is being vigorously
pushed in all parts of the State, and
on all sides it is apparent that the
Republicans are gaining rapidly. The
discussion of the issue shows con
clusively that the mass of our people
are for protection, which simply
means the building up of the working
men, and the investment of capital
in business enterprises, that give
employment to the wage workers, at
No one can say a word against the
character of Messrs. Watson and
Chapcll, Republican nominees for
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