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"Ithauk thee for teaching me that word," said Shakspeare's Gratiuno to tho Hebrew. The Republican cry of "Mexicanization" is ended, but the Rppublican disposition toward Mexicanization is not. The Republican party stands to-day eommitted to a policy of Mexicanization, as it has been the party of Mexicanizition for more than a decade of peace. What is Mexicanization? ís it not the placing the army above the law 1 Is it not the rule of the sword, even in time of peace ? Is it not the control of f orce and not the sway of law ? Is it not placing the musket over the ballot? Is it not making Government bayoQets, superior bayoncts, the title to office ? Is it not making the authority of the legislative power dependent upon the number of uuiformed men behind it ? All these thing we have seen in that sunny but unhappy land of revolutions called the Mexican republic. All these thing8 we have also seen in the sunny half of our own republic under tho Republican regime. Men who had been elected Govcrnors have been bayoneted out of oiïoe to make room for men who hadn't. Legislatures the people had chosen have been forced by Federal muskets to abandon the legislative halls to whioh the people chose them, to permit Government gans to make laws for free States. All this in time of peace. This is Mexic.inization. On assuming the Presidency Mr. Hayes withdrew the rule of the Federal army from the States where it held sway. Each Republican convention that has met since that time has confronted tne question, whether or not it approved such withdrawal. Not a Republican convention bas iudorsed that conduct. Last year it may have been too soon to expect a party to approve a policy it had so pertinaciously fought, but time should have so far soothed the hatreds that in 1878 a Republican State convention might be found to approve a course so eminently jut, eonstitutioual and peaceful; but not one is found. Some States, like Pennsylvania and Michigan, condenm that policy, known as the Southern policy, most severely by silence touching it. That is emphatically indorsing Mexicanization. Thfi Re.publican party is bitterly opposed to a pohcy that " brought peace and harmony" to the South, a policy " constitutional and pacific." Let the voters choose between such a policy and Mexicanization. - Cincinnat Enquircr.


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