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Senator Ferry

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Last woi k wc said if a dozen of the Union party wou ld vote for Forry he woulU be eleoteil at once, and we also said it was Dar opinión that they sbould do it, and fiirthor, that everj' genuino líepublican wonld be pleased to sen theni Uo it. For these ntterances the Post aiul Tribune, wbich is owned and CODtrol led by seven of the wealliiiest men In the State, at least three of whom have an almighty hunkering for the United States Senatoi ship, have seriously taken us to do. Now what are the facts? there are 81 Republieans in the Lpgislature; fifty of these are for Ferry, the other thirty-one are for a dozen different candidatos, and they through the adlierence and strengtli of the Union vote an prevent the election of Ferry. This is all right. They are satisfied to have the Union men voto for anybody and everybody, only that they don't vote for Ferry. But the moment one of these Union men talk about voting for Ferry, they go into spanne and hold np tlieir hands horror, and say ; " Oh what a shame It would be to have a Senaioi cict.j wt], Union votes." wliüe tbey.all this time had an ingenious plot formed and able speakers engaged to spring the name of a distinguished citizen of Detroit suddenly on the Joint Convention, and elect bim with the votes of Ferry, anti-Ferry, and Union men. Alter that little scheme failed, the eminent and highly respected owners of the Post and Tribune had the iuipudence to ask one of the leading republican Ferry members of the house to expíala through their columns why he did not desert the republican party and elect a man with the aid of auy votes he could get ander the Influence of a fiery speech which was ex. pected to stampede the convention. Out on such hypocrisy as this. It is downright clear cussedness, and nothingelse. There is not a single one of the 81 republieans but what had more or lesa Union votes to elett him. And that is not all, every one of them was glad to get these votes, than the same nmnber of votes froin íheir own party, for the reason that they were entitled to the votes of their own party. Then when others came to them, it was an acknowledgment of their ability and of their friendship for them. There never was a United States Senator elected but What prized any vote that was honestly cast for him, be it of his own political honsel -1.1 or otherwise. Every Senator and Rt ,,reseutative at Lansing is entitled to eqn.-i riohts, and all are supposed to stand on an equality, and they#have a right to vote for whom they choose. For any man to desert the regular nominee of his party and the man of his ehoice simply because a political opponent sees fit in the cousoientious discharge of his duty also to vote for him, is one of the strangest tliings we ever heard of, but when a dozen meu lose their l.ea. a In this way it is an act that has no pa Hul in political history. The truth is Sc ator Ferry is the regular nominee of the party, and a man of great purity of character. He has more than the average ability of thosemen who are talked of as his successor. His defeat would be a great disaster to the State of Michigan.


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