A desperate effort is boing made by the deuiocracy in the first repre.sentative dis trict of this connty to defèat Capt. E. P Alleo, and despioable ineans are being employed to that end. as the following from the Comuiorcial will show : ¦' The Post and Tribune Rays that Dan Shler of Saline, 'made a forclbla speech at the lernpcrance mraling In Detroit In whlch he statod that $8(10 had been gent Into thls district to defeat Allen, and that more would be sent lf neceasary.' In the languageofa sterling republloan over the rlver, when sounded. ' I ara poor, but your money onn't buy rae.' The Intelligent republicana of thls district are not In the nambíes. And when lt come to the temnerance Issue there re not a ftw consclentious demócrata In thls district who wlll never permlt CaDt. Allen to be defeated. He is valued at hls true worth aa an honest and able temperance advocate." The republicana of that district, after having been served as faithfully as they have been for two terras by Capt. Allen, wül not set down, fold their hands, and allow him to be defeated by such meann. A good offioer, eflBcicnt and tried, is far preferable to any new man, however good or brilliant he may be. The people of that district need Capt. Allen's large influence in the legislature, and we have faith to believo that a ïuajority of tliem will ho decide.