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Among Our Exchanges

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Parent Issue
Day
2
Month
July
Year
1880
Copyright
Public Domain
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un Bureo County Ilepublican: "The war is over, yet beneath the tide of years thai 'so froni '05 an nndereur-ent rises and swells so as to le observed :y acute thinkers.. ïhat curreiit moves to :lie bcating of the southern heart whieh i nút yet at rest in the eradle of republicansm and which wil! not cease to thud and iche in that southern breast until nortbern principies ahall beeonie respeoted :iad allftowerlul in tbe south. The principies of republicanistu never will le understo'id and jbeyed in all parta of the Union till state ¦ights as a party prinicple shall be buried lórevcr, and this can be done only by a party whieli is repblioan in principie, whioh is the republican party." The Romeo Observer : "At the greenback conveutiou Hev. Mr. Ingalls, of lowa, ras invited to open the convention with prayer. The reverend gentleman complied with great alacrity. He referrcd to the IUl il ¦ f j Ll kVM umlv tti Ií M Vork tor the two great oonventions at Chica o and Cincinnati.but no referenee had Ihvii aiade to the greenback moeiing. The ouiis iion was probably fur the simple reason that tbe greenback theory was considerad past praying for. Mr. Ingalls, however, lid nut look at it in that iitfht, and waxed imlignant as he proceed. He said, " We come to thee, O Lord, on our own hook (applause) and ask heavenly direction in the convention's proceedings. " His prayer was interrupted by cheers and ciies of hear! hear ! and 'amen.' " ¦ The Jackson Citizen thus addresses the reealcitraut republicana who have beon off in search of strange gods for the past few years: "We ask the independent republicana, who left the party because they belicved it was not doing its f'ull duty, whether the utmost limit of tbeir demanda and desires hul nút been rcauhed by the nouiination of General Oarfleld, by the affirmation of that sound theory concerning the voice of the people in conventions, by the overthrow of personal rulers, and by the honest administration of affair6 under President Hayes? Has not the republican party, as it now exists, ratified the ideas of puiity and econouiy proposed by yourselves? We thiuk you will admit that it has. Then, let us ask what differences are there remaining between you and the party at present? Can you not step back ia line, and move shoulder to shoulder with us in the coiumun cause against the old-timc fbe?" Civilization slowly progresses as republiean sentiment gains a foothold. The Lansing Kepublioan saya : "South Carolina is Yaokeeizing herself. At a public meeting held in Camden, Gen. Kershaw presidinjr, 39 gentlemen signed resolutiona for tho prevention of duelling. A socioty was organizod, pledging its uiembers to prosecute to the tull exteot of the law all persoai who nend or receive challenger for duolling, or act as seconds for dutllists. This change of ideas in regard to tue sacredness of human lit'u is one of the many tokens of aa iuipruved moral tone in the south since the rebellion was crushod and slavery abolished. Ganibling on Mississippi rivcr steamers is no longer allowed as in the old tunes , cock-tighting has cesed to be a frequent southern reereation swearing is not so much i uianly accomplishment as it once was, and the habitual carrying of a ptstol in he hip pocket is not a passport to the hest suciety.. Even whisky-drink ing is oiiiüeuineil by leadmi; uewapauoio, mil some of them will no longer publi.sh lottery advertisements. A few more years of republican control in the national government will tame the rebel status." The Grand Rapids Kagle givos the democrats this little pipe full to smoke : "Jj'indDg their stale tredit uiobiler, salarj-grab and De Golyer slanders falling flat, tlie Demo-Confederate organs have beguo attack upon General Garfield's military reoord. No doubt they tiael perfectly at home in that businos. There is ,no disputing the fact that General GarfiVld was on the unión sido during the war, and that he was a bravo and successful óffieer, doing the rebel all the tnischief in his power. Ab1 therein is his vulnerable point in the opinión of the ooppexbeads. They hate him juöt in proportion to tlie zeal in whieh he entered tne eo niest and the extent of the injury he did the rebels. Every shot that lessened the number of rebels hatí aiso lessened the number of democratie votes." Tbe Pontiac Gazette would like to know the reason : '' People are fleeing from Kurope to this country at the rate more than half a million a year. The world has never befóre koown such an emigration of peojile. Why do they come? Because America offers them a home, security and happjness. The mighty flood moves along the line of the northern states, and ñnds rest iu the great nurthwest. Searoely any of it overHows into the south. Why? Lot the cause of the " Exodas " from the south answer.': Hcferring to the presidenttal 'scratchers' with whom the republioan party has had to contead in tho past, the Lausiog Kepubli eau statos: "In the contest of 1870 Tilden's vote was strenthened in the doubtlul states (perhapssufficienfly to capture orne of them) by the independente or men now known as 'Hcratchers.' Tuis was particularly the case in New York, Connecticut, an(J New Jersey. This class of voters can hardly find anything on earth pure and good enoogh to meet their approval, and miase the republican party without mercy. They are so afraid of being bossed by their own politieal frienda that they will put on the chaina of their politieal enemies. Ópen dcclaration was made by theso men in 1876 that tUey would not support Mr. Blaiue if he shouki be uominated. Iu L880 thoy declared just as openly that they would not support Mr. Hlaine or Gen. Grantif eithershoald benominated. Their narrowners and stuborness may be ridiculed but that will not correct it, nor cure the loas of such votes as they may cast or inBuence. While we have in Gen. Garfield no 'dark horse' mediocrity, no raw Rttesiii .-in . no skulker in war. no trimmer in peace, but a thoroughly trainod acholar, an irdent patriot, and ,m uuüinehing stalwart, it also aflords satislaction that the independente and 'scratcliers' are willing to luppoft him heartily. The organ ot this faotlbn is Harper's Weekly, edited by George William ('uitis, and he says th.u "every republiean eau most gladly vote for (en. Garfield, as no man could more rlosely unitc the different wings of the party, and secure a harmoriKius nd triumph nut campaign." Those L'd.DUO votes in New York, cut off last vear from the re puKliian goTerttor, will bu snfDoient, with ezeellent oimnintion of all the party torees under Mr. Arlhur's eye, tocarry that state agaiust auy democratie coiiibinatiun."