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Storrs' Telling Speech To Philadelphia Republicans

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Philadclphia press report of E. A, Slorrs' speech in tliat city. I am a rcpublican [applausej, I linve always been a republicun. [Applausej. The Lord was vcry good tu uio and postpcmed my birth so late I ncver had occasion to vote the democratie ticket. [Great applause and laughtcrL I voiod first Jor John (_!. Freemont. [ kept Btraight at it ever sicce, voting dio republieau ticket. L bave secn no instanee whed nneHfgent compatison of the two partios caused mu to hesitate as to which I hould chitóse, Vciur chairtuán is riglit in saying I was a supporter of Gen. Grant- I was - and in Oalling me a ftalwim- I am. [Applause. . I know no nioiv m repuplicanisin than in eggs. Laughter . 'Mere is no such thing as a middling good egg. [Great laughter]. ïhere is no relativa republicanisui, no conservatisin, no rmdioalisoi. It oalls for freedom, irot partial freodmn ; Por the enforceruent of' tha laws, not a portion of the laws ; protection to the people ; not a part of' thá peoplc, but all of the people. lt calis for fulfülnicnt of the national engagements; nut partial fulfillment but complote and abajlute. It calis for equality, not the promisc of cquality ; freedom not the promise of freedom. [Applauso. THK CK ANUE. They tell th p ip w ;nt a changúfc RTdoTr WrdenWffat TOTexceed mff there. A ohange &ÖB0 Hayos to Grarfield. [Prolonged applause and chcering.j Then they want conciliation. So do 1, butwlioui will we oonciliate ? ' I want e.ineiliation [Applatise and lauffhter]. Thosp btnctc men over there would like to be conciliated. So would the loyal north like to be conoiliated- the north which expended millions of treasure and the lives if 20o, 000 loyal men tu save the country. Oh! I beliee in coneiliation, don't yon? [flreat a[iplause]. They are in favor of shaking hands over the bloody chastn. So am I, but I do not want the grip to be so enthusiastic as to pull me in(o the chasm bolbre the shaking is finished. fLtiughter and applausej. I said I was in favor of a chango, but I am like the sheep-grower - one dog for another, not one dog for a wolf. [Applause and laughing]. One republican for another, but no such swap as they propose. One republican for any number of democrats. [Great applause. THE DEM0CRAT.3. I want to say liere that I would like this audience to draw a distinction, a clear line of distinction, between the democratie party and the demoorats. There is a great distinction to be drawn. There are thousands of democrats better than their party - uone worse. [Laughter and applane]. The distinction is the same as between a Corporation and a stockholdcr. 1 may finl fault with a Corporation and at the satno time be on the best of terms with the stdfckholdere. I don't complain of the democratie party because it is sinful - it is sin itself. [Laufihter and applause]. Not because it is wicked - it is wickedness itself. There is a big difference between having the small-pox and being tbc; small-pox. (Great laughter and pplause]. The democratie party is like a mnle. It bas no pride of ancestry and no hope of posterity. The democratie party comes to-day witli a brand new platform and a brand new candidate. The first plank of the ulatibrmreads: "We pledge ourselves anew :o the constitutional doctrines lanrl traditions of the democratie party." Tliat is all that nioans auythiug. Let ua taku tliat much of it. In 1856 the democratie party said that if slavery was iotroduccd into the territories there was no power in the general goïeniment to prevent il. In 1880 " we pledge ourselves anew to the doctrines md traditiona of our party." [Applause]. [n 1800 it resolves that it was im proper for a state to eecCde, yet if oue did secede there was no powor in the general goternment to prevent it. In 1880, "we pledge ourselves anew to the doctrines and tradiions." [Great langhter and applause]. [n 1864, in convention asnenrbled, tho democratie party declared the war a failure and asked for a cessation of hostilities in rder that peace might be restored on the asis of the federal unión, and in 1880, 'we pledge ourselves to the doctrines and raditions of the party." J-reat applause]. You will find this entertainini: as you proceed. ILauRl'ter]. During the course of the war the democrats in the north sti]iwrted the idea of a continuance of the ight after a curious f'ashion. They had a general who had an idea of iighting a bat;le so quietly that there would not be a rcach of the peace in tbc neighborhood of where the conflict took place. [Laugher]. In 1863 the great prophet in New ifork declared the conscription law as revoutionary and void, and in 1880, "we pledge ourselves anew to the doctrines and tradiions of tho party." [Applause]. In 868 the democratie party, in its platform, idvocated the payment of tho national lebt in greenbacks, and in 1880, " we )ledge ourselverf anew to the doctrines and raditions," etc. AppTauso}. Tn 1868 hey advocated the taxing of government K)nds, and in 1880, " we pledge ourselves anew to tho doctrines," etc. [Ln 1868 hey declared the reconstruction acts unonstitutiouiil and void, and in 18S0, " we dedge ourselves anew. Great applause . n 1868 and in 1869 they declared the contitutional amendments unconstitutional, ind in 1880 "we pledge ourselves." Great applause]. Along in 1870, I think, he great state of Pennsylvania, attiictcd 'or some offense by the wrath of God, had a democratie legislature, which withdrew he ratification of' the constitutional amendments, and in 1880 "we pledge ourselves anew." [Laughter and anplaiiel. The dear party comes forth sobbing, so tender in its love for the constitution. They love the constitution better than itB enforcement, the reader better than the crops, the marriage certifícate better than the wife. [Laughter jnd applause]. ] really beliove- tet us personify the party- that he would let his wife go and fave his marriage certifícate. Imagine the conple on shipboard in a great storm- the man rushing around crying, " Save my marriage certifícate ! Save my marriage certifícate !" and his wife going gurgling to the bottom. tGïoat laughter and apülausej. But the practical rapublican wouid put a life-preseryer around his wife, aml hinarm, too, let his marriage certificato go, and floal safely to shore. [Continued Iaughter anc applause . HANCOCK. I wish to rccall Hancock to the oíd times -at Gettysburg, where he did sucu splendid work. While he was marshaling his .¦¦quadrons in that desperate struggle, the great apostle of' liis party stood on the platform in Brooklyn andinquired of those whose homes were desolted by the war, and whoso hearts were borsting with grief, " Vhere are the victories you proniised us?" That was a great day, a proud day lor the democratie party. The veryclouds were black with disaster, and tliuir breaat t-Willed with triuniph. I have had great faith i ti God since that day. In less than an hour the answer was returned, the tide rolled back. A Pennsylvania soldier shouted back froui Gettysburg, " 1 Iere's the tiotory that we prornised you." [Wild applausel. Then the grand silent soldier - he who never made a proniipe that he did not keep, and who never slandered even an enemy- Gen. Grant - [wild app!;iu.-e and chcering], answered back: " Here is the Mississippi, free from the Iakcs to the gulf; here is the victory we prouiiswi you." fRenewed applause]. JS'ow, wliere is Mr. Hancock? Every man that was with him then is againsi him today, and every sürviving man whose bullets atul liayunots he braved will vote tbr him rn .November.


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