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Last Saturday afternoon tliere was brought to the west side of the court liouse square oneof the straigh test, cleanest?neatest liberty polea some 130 feet in height, that luis ever been seen in any town, and along in the afternoon it was raised into position by Hiram Kittredge, by means of windlass, tackle, etc., with a streamer bearlng tlienamesof "Harrison and Morton " waving proudly from the top. It was the work ol the wide awake, enerifetic repubücan boys of the 3d ward, who are alive in tliis campaign, and full of entlmsaisiu for the repubücan ticket. It was the lirM gun of the ciimpalgn, also, and a riglit (harp, ringing gun it was too. At about 8 o'clock p. in , the city band came down to the pole where a small toni porary stand had heen erected, and lifter playing one or two tunes Mr. Chas. E. Hiscock cal led the now quite large assemblage to order, and in a few words told the object of the gathering, and the work accomplished by the 3d ward boys in inaugurating ,he campaign. He also jn a few terse sentences set forth the issues of this campaign, and spoke of the grantl and pure leaders chosen by the republicnng to lead the party on lo sure and complete victory in November. In closing h!s remarks he introduced JOHN r. I.AWKESCE, Who entertalned tho audlence fora Hhort tlmewlth a resume of the polltlcal siluation. He coinmenced by assertlng that every American oitlzen should have some declded views wlth relerence to the best pollcy of admlniHtering the aftalra of tliU government, and It was not at all Rtrange thut good men ahould dlffer. The farmer Is the basis of all nations. on him do we all depend, wben he prospera we all prosper, and wben he does not prosper commercial disaster Roon follows Behlnd the merchant, beblud tbeartlsan and the mechante, behiud the prol'ensions andthe schools, behlnd all is the farmer, the producer. Wüatever etfects liira dlsastrously must uecessarily slmllarly effect the wbole people. Our democratie friendg Uave inaugurated a policy that materially effects the farmers ol thu country, president Cleveland wtio must be credlted with belng honest whether hls party In or not, declares In favor of (ree trade, especlally on wool, wlille the members or hls party dodge. ï'bey approve the president and they donot approve hlnr they are for free trade and tbey are not for free trade, they are for prolectlon and they are not for protection ; they are here, there and everywhere, bot Mr. Cleveland favors placlng wool on the free list, and the Mills blll wlilch ha jnst pasaed the House was drawn to meet hls views. Sou ir of our democratie friends teil us that free Uiide wlll lncrease the prlce of wool. Let us look at this a moment. Down In South America Is the Areentlne Republ c, coraposed of several states. the chlef of wlilch Ik Bunoes Ayres. 'I'hat is a great graziug and sheep country. There Uve men and vamen who own enormous flocks whlch live the year thrciuuh on the plalns. A sheep, wool and all in the city of Bunoes Ayres is wortb 75 cents. They can produce wool of moal any grade and place lt In the New York market at (ie per fc, al a profit to themselves. Then adil lo tlils the Australlan product, quite as cheup. Does lt not slaad to reason If thls democratie policy of free wool Is sucoessful tbal the great wool lndustry of thls natlon, amountlng to some 53,000,000 of dollars In the northwist alone, wlll be swept to everlastlug destructlon ? Then to show the onnslstency of these pretended free traders and revenue reformers, let's examine the silgar questlon. Down In the state of I.oiiIhhh Is whut Is knowu as the klng Migar lndunlry, lt employs a few planters, hut furiilKhes only asmall portion of the ¦Bgar oonsnmea'In thls country. What do these demócrata dof Why, they leave a high tarln" ii" per cent.) on sugar and take it eullrely oö'ol wcol. By reducihg the UrifTon sugar they could reduce the revenues of the government over 8.10,000.000. They protect the soutbern democratie sugar planters and destroy the northern wool indust-y. Is any better evldence wanted to prove theeffort on the part of the democratie party of this country to crlpple the great industries of the north? Are the demoerats not now more lully than ever before tlietall of the iouthern klte? If the principio of free trade is rlght inonettilng lt is rlfrht In all Ihlugs. If the tarlifshoukl oome ofTof wool it should come offof sugar also. There is anolher funny thlng ahout our democratie friends. They held a couvention down at Detroit the other day, and they nominated a man for goveruor who has a peculiar record. He voted for lilalne In 1884, and has always heen a protecttoulst. He bas made a Kreat fortune in the snit and lumber trade. Before the convention he wrote a letter say1 1 1 s-r " If the Mills blll is democracy, then I'm nut a democrat.' Then a day urtwo after he gel up liofore the coavemton and ays lie swallowx the Mills blll, he swallows Cleveland' message, he swallows tbe grcenhacker wlth their prolilbltlon plank, ha BwalInws it all for the sake of the uominatlou. W hul imiHt Ihe pftoplp thltik of sucli weak, vncilniliig, slippery imisulsn as tbat? A correct principie Is enduring, and commands respect, bilt there Is no principie about llii.s demooratlc-ijreenbaokproh'bltion-free-tradeprotei'tlve-inarrlage, lor it tries te be all liiingg to all men, and It can not succeed. The next speaker iiitroduccd was AI.EX. W. HAMILTON. l ürsl Mr. Harallton feit Bomewlmt tlmld, and contlned hims-lf to hls notes, but as he progreased he warmed to the grand questlon of Ihe hour aud gave tbe assemblage a good, sensible speech, maklng points that were 8iinply unanswerable. 1 Ir commenceil by reffarding it as an ausplctous omen that the3d wanl shoulil inaugúrate the cainpalRii lnthlsclty. Itprovesthal the people are awake aod In earnest, The speaker referred to the statement of the London (Kng) Times, that "the only way an Inshuiaii can be of service to Oreat Britaiu, Is for hlm toemigrate to America and vote for free trade and the democratie ticket." He thought there would be many an Irishman this year who would notcarry out the Times' program, especially in the. 'id wanl, and the republicana could hearllly applaud tbe sentiment of (ien. llruKti, of wis., "we love Mr. Cleveland for tbe enemles he has made." Of ournomlnee, Gen. Harrifton we can trtily say "we admire hlm for tbe noblllty oftrue manhond he posgesses,' and for the noble record he h;ts made as u soldier and a statesman; we admire hlm for bis appreclatlou of labor and tbe laborer; for bis gallaut conduct od tbe field of battle; for the affection be bears for hls old comrades ia arms, and tbelr love oi hlm. Not from hlm would emanate an order returnlng rebel flags. Turning to the hlslorv of the democratie party he told bow tbe democrats objected to havlng thelr past record quoted to thera. He recommended, howcver, that record as spicy reading to the enthuslastic young democrat who was proad of havlng been bom a democrat. Tbe speaker theu quoted from democratie platforms and showed up tbe lnconslstencles and whlffllng of tbe party. Tbelr platform expressly declares against executive lnterfen-nce, and yet Mr. Cleveland Is the greatest dictator who ever set In the presldentlal chalr. Because a democratie congressman of Penn. clung to hls coDvicllons of the doctrine of protectlon thls supreme dictator vetoed a bilí for a governmeut building In hls district, while approvlng the same sort of a blll for Qrand Itaplds because Mr. Ford crawled on hls knees to hl pollcy. The free trade doetrines of the president and bis party were then revlewed and crltlclsed. He told the people what the consequences of free lamber would be; lumber would be no cheaper, but tbe Canadlaa government would ralse lts ezclse tax on exporis, and tbe revenue would flow into tiit; Canadian treasury Instead of lnto the U. S. treasury. He had bad the pleatmre of a trip throngh tbe South last spring and wan uot lmprensed favorably wlth what he saw: thcre was not a tbrlfty place In the whole soutli except wbere nortbern enterprise had gnne in and built np manufactorles. Durlng hls trip In Oeorgla be had been eutertalned by a soutliern Coloael. In passiiig certaln hjcalitles be notlced large mlllsrun by men wearlngslriped clothlng and he ak.ed tbe (Jolonel what It meant? "Oh! thoseare convicts, hlred out to contractors by the state at 13 ets. per day." " I notlce tbat most all of these men are colored boys, are your only convicta colored men f11 'Oh, now and then we couvict white men, but a colored man stands no chance beforeajury hore." Notlcing that (eorgia was a state wbere over 75,000 democratie majorltr was returned, aud seelug by the census that one-half the populatlon was colored, I asked tbe Colonel : " Do tbe colored men vote down nere ?" ¦ sometlmes," was the reply . 44 Do you count their votes when cast ?'' Agalu carne tbe same answer: "Sometlmes." But we are not abletogive the many excellent polnts so well made by the speaker. He held thecrowd well, and all were pleased over the meeting. Several of our youn? people set up last Sunday nlght to vltnc8 the eclipse of the mooii. One eouple we heard of got so interested in each other's society that they forgot all about the eclipse, and illdn'ttee it until it was praetically over. Tlie tolality occurred at about IihIí past eleven, nnd'wiis ¦ ttne siglit for those wlio witnessed it. The rolUic:il Science A98ociution of tlie University of Michigan lias made arrangeuients for u course of six lectures tobe riven during the "'xt year. Tliese leci lires uill tri'iit of tlie American Constitution as reflefltod in the F;deral and Ihe Stale Couit, "'Hl w i 1 1 be deliven-d liy prominent nrists of the country. Hou. Stanley Muttliewa, of tlieSiipremc Bencli; Hon. T. M ('oolcy, (Miaimian of the lut:r-.St.-it Commeice Commi8ion; ilon. Duiiicl II. Cliaiiiberlain, ex-Oovcrnor of Soutli Carolina; and Hon. Henry Hitchcock, of St. Louis, have nlreiuly signilled tlieir willingnees U take part in this conree. As theie lecturee will be both crltical and biographicHl, treatinfr on OM lives of tlie Chief JustioeH of the Unitid Sates, they wlll be ol interest to studente of American history as well uutO8tudeuts of law.


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