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Tilden's Solicitude

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
March
Year
1880
Copyright
Public Domain
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Krom tlie Nt York Times. Mr. Samuel Tilden i badly scared. He has heard that there 19 a prospect that Gen. '¦nuit will be elected to a third term of the rresidenoy. l'ntil ie became convinced that there was danper that this might happen Mr. Tilden was happy and tranquil. He spent his time in eounting over the contenta of his barrel, inventing curious combinations oí eiphers, and in playing cribbage with the nepbew of his únele. But when it dawned upon hitn that Grant was likely to receive the nomination for President trom the Republican party, his grief and liissurpi ise knew no boundn. " Thisthing," he sadly said, "must be stopped." He could not save his indipnation until hia hereditary foes had made their nomination. His great anxiety was to prevent his hereditary loes from niaking so terrible a mi.-take, which is kind in Tilden. While the pure and candid Mr. Tilden was casting about hiin for a medium by whieh he could communicate his fears respecting the nomination of Gen. Grant for a third term, he received an invitation to dine in Boston with the State Committee o the regular, or anti-Butler Democracy. Uedid not go, but he wrote a verj' able letter, n whiuh he confided his feara respecting the safety oí' the Uepublic to the regular Democracy of Massachusctta. The wnter said that Washington was the origintor of the unwritten law against a third term. We have aeeo this statement aomeWhon before. Theo Mr. Tilden, rising to [lic nijportance of the occasion, added that the Father of his Country invented thia unwriiteu law for fear that " indefinite re-eliiibiüty would degenerate into a practical iiKotemra, wiueh was putting the case vcry nicely indeed. But the great Cipberer lias abiding faith in the people ; and he added that "in the choice between the Republic and Empire, we must believe that the people will be true to their ancestry and to mankind. We regret to say that these noble sentinienta were received with a blank apathy on the part of the assembled Democracy of Massachusütts. Whether they had had too niuch of Tilden, or too much nsh-ball and hulled corn and mille does Dot appear. But they refused to be scared into applause. Mr. Tilden has so often, and for 80 many years, predicted that the emmtry wasgoing to the dogs, that it would seem almost cruel to disappoint him. Ten years have nearly passed, and the aged philosopher and polilician has well-nigh despaired of seeing tlio liepublic subverted for the Empire. They were Iately taking steps in that direcïon in Matoie, when Dr. Garcelon and a few friends attempted tu substitute their private judgment for the popular will ; and Mr. Tilden's wicked nephew did bis best to haatten the overthrow of tho Republic when he offorcd to buy tho Eleotoral vote of üregon, and bribe the Electors of South parolina. Nevertheless the Republic is as ar froin bting overturned as it ever was. liut Mr. Tilden thinks that Grant's reeleetion would really knock the Republic nto small pieces. Ilis solickude is most touching. "Don't doit," hesays. "Dop't ijno. mnrnl. nrl ri'lj L'iis G overnment elect WE.