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The most important of the object! of this campaign from the point o view of the democratie party is th retention of its supremacy in th house of representatives. In 1892 after a trial of a third of a centun of protectionism, the people de clared that they had had enough an that protection must go. They ac cordingly commissioned the demo cratic party to carry out their will The taking of the economie polic of the government from one foun . dation and placing it on another ii opposition to all the forces that ha controlled for a third of a century was of itself a difficult task, bu when coupled with the conditioni in whjch the outgoing república: administraron left the country, ai empty treasury, paralyzed trade idle labor and one of the wors panics from which this country ha: ever suffered at our very doors, th task was almost insurmountable. Ir spite of all these difficulties most o: what the people expected was accom plished. The new tariff does not ir all respects meet public expecta tions. It contains some crudities which must be removed and there should be some further extensión oi the free list. But there is nothing which will require another general revisión with its tendency to disturb business. The new tarifi while safe and moderate will furnish all the revenue needed and will cheapen the cost of living to every family. lts fruits are already apparent in our reviving industries and employed labor. The reductions are so moderate and fair that there is no reason why any employer of labor should cut wages, nor will any industry be crippled. While many advantages of the new legislation are already apparent more are sure to become apparent with time. If the democrats are continued in control, they will perfect this measure and still further reduce the burdens of taxation on the necessaries of life. They will continue the income tax whereby the accumulated wealth of the country is compelled to bear a portion of the expensas of government. All this can be done without agitation or disturbance of business. On the other hand, if the republicans are again given control, they will unquestionably reagitate this whole question. They will in all probability re-enact the McKinley law, and all that has been accomplished in the way of reform during the past two years will be nullified. No democrat, therefore, who is a democrat from principie, and consequently opposed to the doctrines of republicanism, can afford to vote against his party because of disappointment that the Wilson tariff does not contain the full measure of reform which he desired and the country anticipated. He might in that way revenge himself on his party, but what would he accomplish for the furtherance of the principies which heprofesses. No honest democrat can afford to do this, either with his vote or by staying away from the polls. One more idvance, and the great reform for which the party has contended so long is completed. There should be no step backward. Let it not je said that the party has grown weary in the cause of reform. Be not of those who turn back when the victory is almost won. The heart of the American people is in the cause, and it is sure to triumph in the end. Give your vote to Thomas E. Barkworth and help the good work along. Concerning the tariff Col. Atkinsaid: "What would be thought of Farmer Smith if he was short of pasture and wanted more for his cattle, if instead of opening the gate into his neighbor's field he should open his owh gate and invite the cattle on the byways into his fields?" Well, if Smith, being short of pasture, should open the gate into his neighbor's field we should say he ought to be arrested for malicious trespass and sent up. That, however, is the policy of the protectionist - the Atkinsonian policy. But if Smith should say to his neighbor, Brown: "Neighbor Brown, I have more of various kinds of feed than my cattle will eat, and vvhich your cattle want, and you have more or certain varieties than your cattle need and that my cattle want; therefore let's turn our cattle together," - if Smith should say that, we should say he was a level headed fellow, and if Brown should refuse, we would cali him a husk-eared, moss-backed old fooi, and every sensible farmer would applaud the verdict. Drop off the percli, Colonel! By the way, Benny Harrison used this same cattle ranch metaphor a week or two ago. Now has Atkinson stolen from Harrison or Harrison from Atkinson? Any man, however, who would turn his cattle into his neighbor's field without a bargain is not too good to steal. William B. Voorheis was nominated by the democrats for justice of the peace at the convention held at the court house, Friday evening. Mr. Voorheis' endorsement is a compliment to the young men of the city, by whom he is highly esteemed for his honesty and ability. Mr. Voorheis is a gradúate in law from the Michigan University and therefore possesses the requisite knowledge of the law to enable him to perform the duties of the office understandingly and efficiently. The importance of the justice court business of this city is such as to require in the occupant of the office a good legal training. This Mr. Voorheis has, and he will no doubt make a first-class justice. Many specimens of geological interest have recently been added to the University museum collection. Ihey include Paleozoic invertebrate fossils, from Wisconsin; Tertiary fossils, from Alabama; fossils of various kinds from other sections and Dr. Hall has contributed the head of the mastodon, recently resurrected near Ypsilanti. The stuffed pelt of the protectionist who said wool would go up under the McKinley law and down under the Wilson act will be added shortly. Col. Atkinson, will you pleas step aside with us a moment? Now that we are alone, let us just whis per in your ear that the reason wheat is no higher, is that owing to the republican protective taril which was built to restrict the American farmer to the gloriou "home market" the trade of foreign countries was directed from Ameri can producís to the producís o other countries and has not yet been recovered. Drop, Colonel. Our highways and byways, thor oughfares and alleys teem with a canine population. They frighten the timid by day, and often render the night hideous with their howling at each other and their baying at the moon. - Wayne Review. These are undoubtedly republican calamity-howlers about "democratie hard times." Have patience, Mr. Review. They will soon hate themselves to death. The Argus bunts into Mike O'Hara, of Saline, forbeing honest in his political convictions and coming out for the republicans. Perhaps that gentleman should consult the Argus hereafter when he has any move to make or step to take. - Courier. Yes. the Argus will cheerfully shear the wool away from his eyes and restore his better sight. The Colonel said that two years ago he heard a democratie orator teil the farmers that if Cleveland were elected they would get more for their wheat. Just a short time before that, republican orators told the farmers that if the McKinley bill passed they would get more for their wool. Did they? Colonel, drop! If a man can buy for 50 cents what he formerly bought for $1, and only has 50 cents, he is no better off. - Col. John Atkinson. And if a man has to pay $1 for what he formerly bought for 50 cents, and only has $1, he is no better off, and there is an end of that argument. Colonel Atkinson, come off that perch! A. S. Clark, of Saline, has patented a "regulator" for windmills. He is too late to be of service to the republican speakers who said wool would drop, under the Wilson act.


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