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It lias been i'mjueotly said that none of' our great statesmen ever beconie presiJents. That whilo political partios deliglit in : iid idolize theirruen of gamni and prent atitlity, tlioy r.ever choosc them for the presid.ncy. And the history of the past has pi oven the statement tino. Daniel Website llonry Clay, Wm. II. Seward, Kdward Kverott, Stephen A. Douglan, all men of aeknowledged ability and slatesmanship, thoogfa desirous of attaining tlie honor ut' presidiue ovor thfl destinies of this nalion for one Umi. tl least, l'ailcd in the purpose. I5ut a ni-w tn has dawncd. The república party bu placed at the batd of its ticket onc of iheir itetMMe. A man as pon in private lüo, as ht; in reat and eloquent n tlic politieal aivua. A man wli stands t day, in all the OMOalials that go to uiake up a graat man, inl'rrior to no crs.n in the United States - yc.--. and wo will incluye Canada, and her inothcr over the wator, U.. Gen. Jas. A. (iarfield, tliough born in a log hut, toiling assiduously, doiiig anythiiig his hands iiiund to do, to help Riprorl bil wMowed motlier, and applying himaelf dilijreutly ti study, plodding hi way up !J hard liues, slowly but surely, stands t"-day the pcrfeeted uian - perfeetcd by 1 i - wti efïurts. Aod his hcart is as laruc ia hisaliilities are '¦miiient, for the old motbcr triton) he labured for when a youth lie still lab -rs for as .(alously and as carnestlyaft of nld. She is as tenderly cared for as human affect ion can díctate. Wc seldoui find tliesc two iualities blended in one man, but they are in Senator üarüold, and M much the greater statesrnan he. This is the art of man who will sweop the country next fall. He is the man T)f the people, and ouc whom tlicy delight to honor.