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The Republiean papers arn exuiting over the Vermont returns as if thcy brought something more than tht old story of the üutch takiug Holland,. It is now iu order tor them to expíala how much more signifleanee there ia in 20,000 Republican majority in Vermont than thore is in 50,000 Democratie majority ia Arkansas. Gen. Grant's afleeted zeal for a fair count of votes will not pass for an honest expres.sion of feeling. President Graat aided and abetted the false count of 1876, and prepared to enforce it with the army. He should get J. Madison Wells to indorse his present utterance and have it countersigned by Oasanave and Agnes Jenks. - Washington Post. Reducing a section of Mr. Sherman's Cineinuati speech to comprehensible English it reads: " When I denounced Collector Arthur for official rascality, including bribery, corruption and fraudulent payments in his office, I did not mean to intímate that he was not a man of honor and a gentleman." What Mr. Sherman was trying to express was that, although the collector was a dishonest íellow, the General was all right! - Oincinnali Enquircr. Tt is a dogma of the Republiean party that wealth must rule, whether intelligent or not. That is the position of the leaders and organs of the party. That such doctrines are antiItepublican and inimieal to popular freedom is evident even to people who are unacquainted with the history of the Greek and Italian Kepublics. The mere expression of a desire to establish fully the plulocratic system of government here is treasonable, and it should dei'eat the Republiean party overwhelm"ingly in November.- Exchange. Some Republiean papers find it. impossible to dislinguish between what the North did and what the Republican party did. The North, in opposition to the Republicau party, insistcd that the pledges given to Lee at Appomattox be respected. The North was generous ; the Republiean party was vindictive. The North abhorred the actions of the carpet-baggers ; the Republiean party approved. The North repudiated the whiskj'-ring and the Oredit-Mobilier statesmen ; the Republiean party indorsed them. The Ropubliean party stole the Presuleney in 1876, and tho North will condemu the theft in 18801 - Loicixville Couricr-Journal. Since the political slaughter of Grant at Chicago, Uemocrats generally have been disposed to let him pass unnoticed, sofar ascriticismis coneerned. They were willing-tocousiderthecrushing punishment received from his own party as sufficient atonement for his sins and short-comings. They had neither the intention nor the desire to rake up the record whieh brought upon j him that punishment, or to aggravato still bleeding wounds by recaliing tlie misdeeds wnich provoked the lash of retributive justice. But now that he has deliberately and voluntarily entered the arena, and signalized his j re-entrance by an accusation ! ically oontradicted by his own words, I the party thus vüifled may be onder the i disagreeable neeessity of adopting a different trcatment. Dcmocrats have nothing to fear trom Graat' s efforts for "the success of the ticket headod by I Garlield and Arthur." but before he gets through with these etïorts he mav have occasion to regret that he had not remained in the dignified obscurity of Galena, to which his collapse in Chioago cousigned him. - Exclinnia. In his recent letter to " My Daar General Logan," ex-President Graat says: " We should never be beaten until every man who couuts, or represents those who count, in tho enumeration to give representation in the Electoral College can cast his vote just as he pleases, aud have it counted just as iie cast it." The ex-President is a little confused in his ideas. A great many persons count in the eniimeration of tlie representalive basis, who have no right to vote. What he rueans, we presume, is, that every qualilieil votermust be allowed to " cast his vote just as he pleases, and havo it counted just as he casts it." Xliis is very sound dwitrine, and ought to be rigorously enioreed in practice. But what does the ex-President think of the Kepublican villainy which threw out 8,000 votes in Louisiaua in 1876, and refused to count them just as they were cast? He himself was an accessory in that wretchad business, for he sent his friends, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Garlield, to New Orleans to elabórate the fraud and incite the Roturning Board to perpétrate it. His pretentious demand to have eery voter's vote cast "just as he pleases, and counted just as he casts it, would be entitled to more respect if it were not impaired by this shameful


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