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Can "the Straddler" Succeed?

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It is evident that Mr. L. H. Salsbury, the democratie candiilate for congress, ia now trying to catch the prohlbition vote. He recognizes the weakness of their candidate, Crozier, and last week when here he started several ahrewd little moves to capture theni, as Ue did in Lenawee when he ran for prosecutor. But at the same time, knowing that proüibitionists do not read tlie Germán papers, he deerns it safe to inspire an article in last week's Post which will keep him solid with the Germans. That It may be fairly understood what pretensions he makes to them we translate the article: " The opponents of Mr. Salsbury consider it a crime because he drinks a glass of beer here and there and In thelr usual shallow way they cry out'murder' at it. Such cliildishness, almost ,sinall-heartedness, makes a disgusteil impressiou on the Germán voter. The Germana are f ree and did not come to America to allow themselves to be dictated to about eating and drinking. E very free thinking man will honor himself doubly ïf he lias the courage not to subordínate his personal freedom to the gcreams of the reformers. That Mr. Salsbucy drinks his beer openly and not behind closed window-curtains can only justify the nobility of hischaracter in the hlghwU" Frank Allmendinger sliould have the vote of every workingman in thia district, for when liegoes to Lansing he will vote to put a man in the U. S. senate ¦wlio will favor protection to American industries. This will insure high wages and general prosperity. On the other hand, by agreement, "Capt. Manly will have to vote for "Boss Don" Dickinson, a rainpant free trader, wlio believes in the Eiifillsh systetn of degrading labor by low Wtgw and grinding monopolies. For" sooth, wh5t does that millionaire care about the day laborer's interests when his own fortune could be increa6ed by free trede ut the expense of the wage earner? G. M. Powderly's ideas on protection are sound and may well be heeded by those whose exponent he Is. The senate is now the only bulwark against the goal of the Eiijrlish manufacturer and the Cobden plub. Therefore it should be strengthened, for one careless vote in WanfUenate Co. might send a man to Lansing who WOUW send a man to Washington to overthrow the whole policy ol' our forefathers as regards the protection of American wages, manufactures and all industries. It is unsafe to risk it, even if the. democratie candidate is a good fellow. The prohlbitionlst 'nomlnee for congres Crozter, In the second district, 1b accused of helng among the lobby that labored wltli menUers of the legtslature agalnBt the BUbmlssion of the prohlbltory amendment. It would uutiirully seera ihat brother Crozler ought to stand ap and relate hls ezperlence rlght In front of the anxlous seat.- Lansing lUpublioan. Yes, sir; that's so, but he is very quiet on that subject now. He Isnt at all proud of his lobby record. Brother Crozier should teil us how certain prohibitlonlst8 of thia city went up to Lansing and labored to secure the rejection of the submission of the prohibitory amendment: He doubtless thought, and with good reason, that his occupation would begone if the amedment was submitted. In that event, Mr. Crozier would have failed in being retained at $100 a month s a lecturer, and couldn't blow any more about the republican party fuiling to varry out lts platform, etc. Has it not been sclfinterest and not the interest of the prohibition party that this candidate has labored fonill these years? Haait not been the pay, and the honor far more than the cause f Now teil us true, Bro. Crozler. The gcnerosity of our chicf exccutive Is wonderful. Ho Is crediteil wkh seuding llie Charleston sufterers$25, and buyinga $5,000 piano for Mrs. Cleveland. The reports from this county and district are of the most encouraKing nature. If every repnbllcau will do his duty two weeks from next Tuesday the party will surely be successful. With all liis line spun theories on free trade, and all his eloquent platitudes on the same subject, will Mr. Yaple please teil us what iniluence the governor of Michigan can possibly have on the tarift '? Not a word carne from Mr. Tapie in his speech in tliis city relatlve to his vote aguinst restoring Gen. Grant to the army and tu favor of restoring Gen. Fitz John Porter. Ttie latter vote gave Porter sonie $48,000 back pay, also. Wehnvenoqnarrelwlth the saloon keopith. Vjisilunti Commercial, (Prohtbillon.) Tliought not. Why should you have ? Even though an ardent prohibitionist you know are running for senator, anti officeseekers quarrel with no on e. Corea is just now the seat of one of the most dreaclful scourges that ever visited our earth. One thousand victims of cholera are dying daily in.Seoul a city of 200,000 inhabitants. It is fearcd that the city will be completely wiped out. The knights of labor have shown their good juiigineut in re-electing their admirable leader, T.V. Powderly, as grand mastcr workman. Ilis excellent and conservativo cotirsc, hisable and skillful management provcs him to be a rare man tor the place. He is one among ten thousand. Our friend of the Argus has always been a flrm supporter of the principie that the odicu should seek the man, not the man the office, and now lie kicks because the republicans have given noinii)ations to somc of the best men in the county, and tlicy fall to get out of the way of the democratie nomíneos. All of these men ought to be elected, too, Bro. Argus. The Argus will please note that tlie Codrikk has made no statement in regard lo Mr. Sahbury that ü is not prepared to prove. If publisliing what democrats themselves openly boast of is derogatory to his cliaracter, then he should cali off his friends. The Argus will hardly daré dispute the assertion of the Washtenaw Post quoted elsewhere that "Salsbury drinks hls beer openly and not behind closed window-curtains." We understand that the democrats deny also that Mr. Salsbury was ever a republican. This is another false assertion trying to be worked iti his favor. He has been a democrat only about six years, and has held office continually since turning hls coat, being elected by his oíd republican triends and by tlie endorsernent of the prohibitionists, with whom lu affiiliates al hú lióme. In the Washtenaw Po3t of last week is the following communication whicli we are pleased to quote : "As a constant reader of your worthy paper I wish in public to expresa my pleasure at the nomination of Mr. Eugeue K. Frueauff for county prosecutor, for it is not alone a compliment to the Germans but it is an honor to the republican party. We all know Mr. Fmeauff as a perfect gentleman, a talented ofllcial, open and honorable in uil his dt-alings, and I believe if he is chosen he will do honor to the office and transact the business of the county with caution and skill. It is time that the Germans had more of a representation in the county offices." Last Saturday's Evening Journal has this to say of the second district prospects: "A. O. Crozier is not getting on well with his canvass in the second congressional district. The prohibitionists themselves adinit tliis. The party, it seems, is dissatisfled with him. And then, too, Capt. Allen is doing some very tall hustling. Two years ago the prohibitionists nominated Charles Mosher, who is a regular old covenanter. He drew votes from his old republican friends, and entirely spoiled the republican chances. Mr. Crozier is said to be the only prohibition nouiinee who will not be able to keep up with the procession. Aud yet it may be doubted if Prof. Dickie will get rs large a vote as Mr. Preston got." The last issue of the Washtenaw Post has this reference to one of the republican candidates: " The candidate of the republican party for county clerk is Mr. Wm. A. Clark. He was educated in Ann Arbor and as a young man in August of the year 1861 enlisted in the 8th Michigan Infantry, where he was detailed to Co. II. In ackuowledgement of great courage he was advanced to the position of lst lieutenant. In the battle of the wilderness in Virginia lie was dangerously wounded in his face on the 6th of May, 18G4. After his return f rom the war he was twice elected to the office of recorder of the city of Ann Arbor, in which position he gave great satisfaction to his fellow citizens. In the second terin of E.B. Clark, as county clerk he occupied the position of deputy clerk and for the past four years bas held the position of book-keeper tor the hardware firm of C. Eberbach." Our democratie friends haven't very ïnuch to be joyous over. Not one of their number was illowcd to fill the pension office vacaled by Hon. 8. 8. Post, of Ypsllanti, but it was given tojackson; nor the Indian agency taken to Genesse; nor the deputy collectorsliip of internal revenue; given to Hillsdale. No consulship could be obtained by a Washtenaw county man; no appointmeut at Washington - ssve three clerkships given to republican boys from this city. There was an excellent candidate for the U. S. niaishalshlp, but the order had been given that Washtenaw was safe any way, so no appoiiHments were needed liere. Shc was snubbed on the state ticket, snubbed on the congressional ticket, and t took sharp practico to save the senatorial noruination to this eouuty. 'l'oo big a inajorky is dangerous Bro, Democrats, and just as long as you maintain it, just so long yOu will be snubbed by your party. "Anybody can carry Washtenaw," is the reply to all applicants from tliis county, (except under the civil service rules, when republicans are successful.) The following quotation from the Detroit Daily Abend Post in reference to one of our citizens we freely give place to: " The Germán citizens of Washtenaw county have at the next election an opportunity to elect a Germán to the office of prosecuting attorney. It is Eugene K. Frueauir, in reference to whom the best citizens of our nelghboriug Schwabian city testlfy that he Is a thoroughly honorable man, that he conscientiously fullills all of his ofllcial duties. We hope the Germans of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw county will not let pass by this opportunity to allow such a representativo of the Germans to be elected."


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