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Thereis no doubt of Mr. Waldby's position if he be chosen to congress, no doubt as to where be will stand. He will be found battling for the rights of the people against the huge monopolies the republican party has fostered. He will be found standing by the constitution and opposing all class legislation; he will be found standing by a free ballot and opposing bayonet rules at the polls ;he will bc found standing by the American shipping interest, iusïead of driving it out of existcnce ; he will be found standing by tariff for ictenue only.instead of fostcnngthatscheme of political robbery whose alias is protection; he will be found standing by the farmer, the mechanic and the consumer, as against the rapacity of greedy corporations that ask to be subsidized by national legislation; he will stand upon bis own flnancial resources and not borrow $329 from a brother congressman ; he will stand by honest legislation and not take $5,000 for council fees in any jobbery before congress; he will stand by the truth and not be convicted of perjury by a congvessional committee; he will be satisfled with the salary iu vogue at the time of his electiou, and not vote for and take a salary steal, and be foreed by his constituents to put it back ; he will be found standing by the right, and his constituents will never meet in convention and ask him to resign ; he will make no false promises or be burned in efflgy for lying; he will be found standing by the expressed will of the people at the polls and not consent to a seven by cight commission to steal the presidency. He will be found in his place, laboring for the interests of his whole district, and Mr. Willits or any other republican will find him therc after March 4th, next. - Adrián Press. IIOWLERS ABO UT REBEL CLAIMS WILL NO W HU3HT THEIR HOLES. New York, September 24. - The following correspondeuce has jnst been made public here: THEODORE COOK TO OEN. HANCOCK. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 20, 1880. To Gen. W. S. Hancock, Qovernor's Island, New York. Dear Sir - I cnclose slips cut from the Gazette and Commercial of tuis city, both of them newspapers of largo circulation aud iufluence in Ohio and Indiana, referring, as you will sce, the much harped upon subject in our politics of rebel claims. These newspapers and republican stump speakers are constautly assert ing that, if jou are elected president, the claims of the disloyal people of the south for losses sustained in the war will be allowed paid by the United States. They further direct special attention to the fact that this charge bas been made against the democratie party and that you, its candidate for president, have nol denied it. This warfare is made in all seriousness, and maintained with all seriousness and repeated day af ter day iu the press and speeches . You are kuown to the country as a fmnk, houest soldier, now the representative of the democratie party, and having a nght to spcak for it. Whatcver you may say, the people will hear aud bclieve. 1 submit the matter to your judgment as to what you should say, or whethcr you should make any public utterance at all. Very rcspcctfully yours, Theodoue Cook. KEl'LY OV OEN, HANCOCK. Governor'8 Island, N. Y., Sept. 23d, 1880. To Theodore Cook, Esq., Cincinnati, O. Dear Sir:- Your letter of the 20th inst., has heen received. I regret that you are disturbed about that bugbear "southern war claims." The peoplc cannot be misled by it. To suppose that "rebel claims" or claims in the interest of persons who were in rebellion, or in any way or in any degree countenanced it, will ba paid is an imputation of disloyalty such as uscd to be made agaiust democrats even when they were in arms defending the country. So far as it touches me, I denounce it. The government eau nevcr pay a debt or gram a pension or reward of any sort for waging war upon its own existence. Nor could I bc iuduced to approve or encourage the payment of such debt, pensiou or reward. Nobody cxpects or wants such unnatural action. To propo3e it would be an insult to the intel ligence aud honor of our people. When the rebellion was crushed the heresy of, secession in every form and in every incident, went down forever; it is a thing of the tiead past. We move forward, not backward. If I were President I would veto all legislation which might come before me providing for the consideration or paymcut of claims of any kind for losses or damages by persons who were in the rebellion, whether pardoned or not. In relation to "Union war claims," the government's obligations to its defenders come lirst. They are lasting and sacred. The public laws of civilized naliona do not in general recognize claims for injuries to property resulting from the operations of war. Nevertheless, our governiin-ni has treated with great indulgeuce the claims for losses and damages suffered by Union men from the military operations of the war of the Union. But as hostilities were closcd 15 years ago, claims of that nature, now inostly in the hands of brokers or persons olher than ihe original 8ufïerers. are becoming stale, and in my judjfment might fairly be considered barred by the lapse of time; and, if hereafter entertained at all, should be subjected to the stnetest scrutiny. Yours vcry truly, W. S. Hancock.


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