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Rally Around The Flag

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The jioise. oí a great conflict dies away, and thu flag oí a true and an undauuied Deinotu-acy has been carried lorward. In New York, on issues chiefly national, the party has united in the support of an excellent candidat.-, wich the result that everything is ours. In Massachusetts, after a stubborn fight, a Democrat is ior the second time chosen governor, the victory being due to the demand of the people for freer trade. In Iowa, a Democrat elected two years ago by an accident as it seemed is successiul again by au increased majority on an increased vote, and probably carries the entire state ticket with one exception with him. In Ohio, Mr. McKinley, tlie very enibodiment oí protection, the cliief benefactor of trusts, rings ana subsidy huuters unites all elementa of his own party, concentrates the forced and voluntary contributions of ten thousand manufacturera, and in the face of Democratie dissensions succeeds in his eanvass by a majority which is not so much a victory as a presage of approaehing disaster. Let us make no mistake about the situation; the battle is not won, it is only begun. Republicana find thnir unes oí communicatiou assailed, and they wilt not in 1892 be able to concéntrate their forcea in two states. Nevertheless they will contest every inch of ground with stubborn determination, and they aro well entrenched and well supplied with the sinews oí war. Had the Democratie candidate for governor in Iowa delivered the speeches on silver which united the party in Massaehusetts, he could not have won. Had the Democratie candidate for governor in Massaehusetts dealt with tsilver as it was dealt with in Iowa he would have been defeated. In both Massaehusetts and Iowa the people are thoroughly aroused on the question of tariff reform. It is an issue which unites the Democrats of every section of the Union. For it the leaders of the party have since 1876 contended with great courage, with great wisdom, and under much discouragcment. At last victory is within our reaeh. The whole organization, from Massachusetts to Texas is inspired with enthusiasm and support-ed by the hope of victory. On this issue, and on this issue alone can Deinocrats everywliere be brought íace to; face in solid phalanx with the Republican hosts. It is no time now for new issues or for the discussion of questions involving another educational campaign. United we are strong enough to win. Divided, arrayed one againstanother, disputing, refining, disagrce-' ing and disgruntled, we give tory to the enemy and throw away the fruits of nearly twenty years of faithful labor. V'. -vlio together hav niarched to d?feat eo often,, if we will, together maren to victory, not Hke a scattered army, uot like stragglers living off the country, but as an organizatlon animated by one hope, united on oue purpose, and keeping step to the music of "70. Tlxat was the musie of tariif reform That glorious campaigu was won bocause we pledged ourselves to a reformation of the whole System of at ion. It is a loug time frorn 1876 to 1802, but the years are auspicious. It was a long mareh for the divided colonics h-om the Dechiratiou of Independence to a written Constitution, which made us a Republic one and Indivisible, In 1876 we took a long step forward, abandoning the war and war issues, andi turning our eyes to the future. Then we celebrated the centennial of our independence; next year, with a victory so complete as to admit no dispute, we may celébrate the discovery of a new world by a triumph of principies as old as Democracy itself. Rally round the flag boys, shouting the batUe cry oï freedom.- Loulsrllle Journal.