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The Young Men

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Hon. J. S. Clarkson, the chairmanof the Republican national committee, has made a couple of very important admissions within the past two years. His first adraission came in the form of a complaint that the papers of the country with the largest circulation were Democratie or independent with advanced tariff reform views. This meant that the intelligence of the country was on the side of the fundamental principie advocated by the Democratie party. It is the same condition which existed at the breaking out of the war, when the papers with the largest circulation were Republican. The second and even more portant admission was made in a letter to J. E. Beal, dated May 3, 1892, and published in the Ann Arbor Courier this week. Mr. Clark - son says: "We have not been getting in the Republican party our share of the youngmen of the country. " Almost any casual observer will admit the truth of this statement.! But what a commentary it is upon the doctrines of the Republican party. The young men of today live in the present. The reasons which impelled the young men of 1861 enter the Republican party have passed away. The principies of the Democratie party today appeal much more strongly to the unprejudiced mind than do those of the Republican party. The young blood is re-enforcing the Democratie party. lts conventions are largely made up of young men. lts principies are live ones. It is not forced to drag up the dead past to give reasons for its existence. It is emphatically the young men's party. Many young men of Republican parentage have joined the Democratie party. Clarkson recognizes what this means. He says: "One active young man is worth two old men or middle aged men in the activeness of a political campaign." The handwriting is on the wall. The star of the Democracy is in the ascent.


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