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"Yer pays yer monev, and yer takes ye choice."- Oíd Showman. 'The field! The field 1 What am I offered for the fleldT-Joe Burt. The democratie party is not so poorly off for a presidential ticket next year as some people affect to think. An affirmative and irresistible issue in the reform of the revenue system, and the reduction of the war tariff to a peacefooting we have to stand on,and, likewise, anegative, butequally irresistible issue in the excesses of the last repubican congress, and in the ulterior plans and purposes of the republican party. But a ticket! What about a ticket? If those who make themselves unhappy on this point would stop and tnink, they would discover tliat this is not so grave a matter, for personalities have never cut a very great figure in our natlonal politics. The most popular American who ever lived, Henry Clay, was beaten by a man who hac not been thought of for presiden twenty-four hours before he was nominated, and who had no personal entity at all. The most popular and magnetic of our modern politicians, James G. Blaine, was beaten by Grover Cleveland, who, whatever else were his virtues at the time he was elected,neither magnetism nor popularity could be said to belong to them. The individuality of the strongest man gets rather thin by the time it is flattened out over the whole country. Pierce, Lincoln, Hayes and Garfield are living examples of successf ui afterthought nominees, to say nothing of Tilden. When it comes to a final case of necessity, we may be quite sure that "the Lord will provide," as He always has done. In the meantime, let us run over some of the possibilities. Ilere is a good fat ticket, round and rosy, like Little Buttercup, and safe at both ends: For President, GROVER CLEVELAND, o! New York. For Vice-President, HORACE liulES, of Iowa. Or this one: For President, GROVER CLEVELAND, of New York. For Vice-Preeident, ISAAC P. GRAY, oí Indiana Or this one: For President, GROVEP. CLEVELAND, of New York. For Vice-President, WM. H. MORRISON, of Illinois. All this, with the understanding that New York is solid for Mr. Cleveland. In the event that it is not, and that in consequence we shall have to leave New York out and seek a candidate elsewhere, we must come West. Ilere the field is rather speculative than positive, though we have one man, who, next after Mr. Cleveland, embodies all that the democratie party stands for, and embodies it with the first order of ability and a character of sterling- integrity. How would this do: For President, ! JOHN G. CARLISLE, of Kentucky. For Viee-President, ; KOSWELL P. FLOWEK, of New York . Orthis: For President, JOHN G. CARLISLE, of Kentucky. For Vice-Preeident. LEÓN ABBETT, of New Jersey. Or-this: For President, JOHN G. CARLISLE, of Kentucky. For Vice-Pre6ident, THOMAS M. WALLER, of Conneeticut. Or this: For President, ARTHUR P. GORMAN, oí Mary'and. For Viee-President, ISAAC P. GRAY. Of Indiana. Or this: For President, GEORGE GRAY, of Delaware. For Vice-President, ISAAC P. GRAY, of Indiana. (Hurrah for Gray and Grayü) It is true that Mr, Carlisle lives at the south end of the Ciuciunati and Covington bridge, but he is in no sense a rebel brigadier. He is known f rom one, end of the land to the other as a conservative statesman of transcendent abilities, calm, enlightened and upright, and singularly just in all nis mental forces. Nobody can doubt that he would make a good president and give the country a safe, sound, enlightened administration. But suppose neither Cleveland nor Carlisle is available, how would this do: For President, JAMES E. CAMPBELL, of Ohio. For Vice-President, LEÓN ABBETT, of New Jersey. Or this: For1 President, HOBACE BOIES, of Iowa. For Vice President, THOMAS M. WALLER, of Connecticut. ür this: For President, WILLIAM K. MORttISON, of Illinois. For Vice-President, ROSWELL P. FLOWEE, of New York. Or this: For President, ISAAC P. GRAY, of Indiana. For Vice-President, WM. E. HUSSELL, of Ma6sacbu6ette. If none of these tickets will answer . as a combination, they can be separated, and any one of the vice-presidential suggestions can be advanced to the first place. If we can flnd nobody in the West- if Campbell is not re-elected in Ohio, nor Boies in Iowa1, - and if, in consequence, we have t go East, there is Pattison of Pennsy! vania, and Abbett of New Jersey, anc Waller of What is th matter with any one of themV Why, gentlemen, the woods are full of democratie possibilities. Those we have named are not even hid in the bushes. We can see them hourly as they pass to and fro among the sweet midsummer foliage. But there are siill others away back in the forest. Provoke us, and we will develop them. - Ilenrv Watterson in the Louisville Courier-Journal.