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A Word In Defense Of The Post And Tribune

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í rom all parts oí me state come ieartui denuuciations against t'ie P st and Tribune for its course n the laie senatorial contest. Sonie havo stoppetl tlieir paper, otbers have threatened to do it, and if the old men wbo run the paper could hear the tleep iraprecationaand uiutteriugs against thein they would nolonger think thatthey were all of the party. We think we have feit as deeply as any one the effects of the strange and erratic course of that journal, but we have none of that fierce and vindictive hatred against it wbich seeins to have taken possession oí maiiy true Repnblicans. That the owners have deeply erred by this time they themselves know as well as others, and this is not the first time that men governing great newspapers have made serious mistakes in the policy adopted. We do not believe, as is generally believed, that personal ambition of some of the stock-holders to be a United States Senator was the only motive which actuated and caused them to desert the cause ot Mr. Ferry; but rather that it was by a deep laid plot, planned by Jay A. Hubbell, which undermined them before they knew it. We think we could teil how this was done, but it, would be useless just at this time. Our advice to the Republicana, who talk of wreaking vengeance on the Post and Tribune by discontinuing their subscriptions and otherwise hurting it, is to stay their hunds and pause. The owners ol that paper are honest, upright men and they have been so fearfully punished in seeing Thomas V Palmer made United States Senator, and James II. Stone, the former manager of the Post and Tribune, thereby likely to become collector of internal reven ue, that their punishment is a!l they can bearat this time. So any man who will add anything more to their misery is no ReuublicanWe prophesy that the Republieans of Michigan will lind no further cau8e tofind fault with this Detroit daily, for the old men who own it have learned a lesson they will not forget. It is, that a newspaper, in order to have iufluence, must act honestlj' and squarely every time. When it fails so to act it deserves its fate.