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1
Month
December
Year
1886
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Tbe followiiiLr ara teme extraéis from John Boyle CVRellly's editorial in the Boston Pilot, in wliicli Uiat Iri.-h leader Oondmni the adiiiinistration. Mr. O' Rellly w:is n Meveland adberent In 1884, and was of Bpeclal service to tlie president In heining hlm to secure the Irish vote ia New England when eminent iriMimen were tilking agalnst liim in tavomt Mr. Blalne. Mr. O'Keilly says: "Despite tlie very conventional 'Indortement of the president' by the varioua democraüo convemiorn, it is true that the entbushtfm of the democratie party bas bad a net blnnkelthrown upon it. Tlie "! c-i au,! mosi respected demócrata hare boen set back, aud are wounded disappointed and allent at beet ; whlle the 'indorsemeute' are malaly engineered by oftlce-holdere, actual or prospectivo. ¦ii laworth atking wiiy is tliis? After n ralthfnl fiprlit for twenty years, the old party carne naturally to the top; yet in tead of a continued cheer and a hearty conliüence ia ils leider, we have gloomv Hices, mutterlngs of discontent, anda prusftect iliut tbe healthv politicalgrowtfa ol ,i iteueratlon will he lost. "It i tnie that republlcan and nnu'wump papers and orators are loud in support of President Cleveiaud's pollcy: bul we believe that tlie cordial support of ""' aeinoci-Btic uaajorlty of the American people could jut HS well havo been s,cured; and ii would bc healthier as well H8 more ,-atisfaet.ny. "The men who applaud loudest ire those who were atrongest to tlirow discredit and distrust on the democratie party and its 'dantrerous classes' for years past. J "It is bul democracy to believe tbatbeenusc a man Inherita a mllllon dollars and grows np to a college degree, he li au honester, sater or better cltlzen, ora trner f riend to repnblicnn liberty rhan a Imrd workiuff farmer, meehauicor tradesman. 'The scholNT In politica is no better, bol - art to be worse. than the worklneman. Letters never made a man love liberty it the ove were not boni in him; and the wealthy sm roundinj;s of 'theculini-ed class' tend rather to develop a dislike of liberty for conimon neonln. ine .-.líciy (.1 this republic dependa on the eommon men and women; and the linieer anead wlll come f rom our ansii.crats and plutócrata, as it has come u countriee. "We are sorry to see tbat Mr. Cleveland s admlniatratlon lias set the common people farther from power, and ralsed the aristocratie element higiier in America titan t hu ever stood before. Compnred wlth the admloUtratlona of Lincoln, Grant, Hayes or Uarhulcl, oor present jfoveinmeut seems lessdemocritic and more aristocratie The wives of cftblnet ministère are illowed to eompletely set the "tone"' of society about the president, and this tone It exclusive! y "upper-dass." Tbl Is a bad slgn. Bucli people liave not sense enough to see the drift of tlioir ovvn COnduct, whtob is as vulgar asir is üemorallzlng. They have eyr been the sigas of dry rot in a tepubllc. President Cleveland oiight to et tliem hack as qnietly as the great unostentations Lincoln woald have done. " We believe that President Cleveland Is a sound demoernt and a trasty man of the people. lic is a man capahle of winning the deepesl conddence and ffectlon of the democratie heart. Why tlien has democratie enttuislasm fallen and subsidedf the Bllenoeof the truc old volees f ïVhythe fear, after two years of trial, that in the next electloD d'ufeat awaitsthe democratie party? "In every state the old-fashioned, plaln, falthful demócrata, the hoAored of Hip people, have been set iside from counc 1 and Inflaence, and new men, of a new order, not democrats eitlu-r wlth a capital 1) or a Hiiall onc, have heen taken loto theconfidence of the adniinistrtion. "The homespan democrat was not lit to be truated ; he as coldly passed and li is place fllled iy the "acholar" and ariatocrat In politics, who was lookinj; after hls class InterestS, and had nu hesitation In deserting theslnking republiean shlp. ' There are three partles getting ready for the next national eleotion- republfcan, democratie and labor. There wlll be qo "iudependenta" this time, at least by name; bnt there is likely tobe atremendousslnftlngof votes on the democratir side. "It is sare to predlot that, either wlth Blalne orLoiran. md one of these it will be, ihc republicaus will liold tlieir party togetlier, Increulng thcir vote of 1NS4 Republicana are itannch partlsang, because they koow that if they win tlicy vll llave tlie power, as they liad bi-loro and as they oujiht to liave again if they win, for common g'd and by comniou geose. 'The labor pitrty will draw lieavily from the democratie ranks. In New York átate, f pr ínstanos, we bellere that 7 out 10 uien who will vote tlie labor ticket have liitlierto buen demócrata. In the ]rcsent state of the democratie mimi, Mr. Cleveland C'inld not be elected in New Vork by democratie votes. "The demooratio party wlll lose cousidcrably by the class of 'diígruntled' demócrata, many ot tliem widelv inlluential inert, who wlll not vote for a renewal of onr pretent admlnlitretion, though most of tliem would vot'j for Mr. Cleveland. This is a largor class tban is suspected. Betldea, Uiere are great numbeN who believe that Seitretary Bayard'a handlingof the flsbery qnettion hsi been ahamefully wenk and injuiioua to American prestige. Tben tlicre are the Irish Americans, aluays faithful to the democr.icy, who have been wantonly otlended by a democraÜo mioilter to England overíteppinir i i is ilnly to antagonlse the national intercsls of Ircland and to misrepresent Arneriian (entlment on the Irish quesüon. Added to ihis is Sioretary Hayard's proposed ti'caty witli JOngland to deliver up to that country any politica] rcfuííee agalnit whom Englaud could tramp up a charge of violcncc "Tlie profound mistake of the present cablnel may best bc appreclated by thlnklnj; liow different would have been the policy of gucb large-bralned democratiai Mr, Bendrtefci or Kr. Tburman in Mr. liavanl's place. Siicli men would have kepl enthnslaitn of the democratie pnrty ulive, and would have repregentoü the people at bome and abroftd with wlier, reater and more self-respectInj Ainc'ieaiiisin. lustead of this it bas been deemed daneroa to bUow ilemocratl to rejoloe at thcir vietory, and tbc Iiom of cokl dUtnut bna been played on the faces of the pliiin men who had been faithful tbrough good and Ill-repute till iiie party of tbeir love wal uppermost in the nutlon."

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