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Deacon Richard Smith, Of The Fiery

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and Tintamed Cincmnati Commercial Gazette, has astouuded a Washington correspondent by declaring that the repnblicans oannot carry Ohio in October by wilfully antagonizing President Cleve land, for the reason that "thus far the republicana of Ohio have no complaint to makt) against him and are satisüed with his eourse in keeping republicans in office." Pontiac Bill Poster: John Roach, of ship building notoriety, surprised the country by making an assignment. But for official favoritism he would have f ailed long ago, as he was in the habit of taking contracts way below what careful men flgured their actual cost. Up to the election of President Cleveland Roach was secretary of the navy to all intents and purposes, and was given advantages no other man ever enjoyed. One by one the república n roses fade. The statement of "Buffalo Bill" that the Indians have been outrageously abused, has a great deal of circumstantial evidence to support it. If the whites who have to do with them and who have tnice as great advantages of civilization would behave themselves half as well as the Indians, and if the government were as prompt in inflicting puniahment upon rascally and savage whites as upon the Indians, the trouble from Indian outbreaks would be comparatively small. The policy that the only good Indian is a dead one, better becomes barbarians than an enlightened Christian nation. i - Breeze's Herald says: The greenbackers of lowa, under the guidance of Gen. Weaver and ex-congressman Gillette, have accepted the policy of fusión that has been so successful in Michigan. The candidato for lieutenant governor is Hon. E. H. Gillette, chairman of the national greenback committe, and former colleague of Gen. Weaver in congress. He is a farmer and jouralist. This fusion action in lowa, taken by the advice of the greatest and best of the leaders of the greenback party is a vindication of the wisdom of fusión in Michigan, and should put an end to the kicking against that policy by all the loyal greenback ers. Chicago Herald : " Carried to this logic end this practico of employing large forces of armer) men from detective agencies in remóte cities to be uaed in the various states at the will of employers would invariably result in serious difficulties. If a Chicago ñrm may send 200 armed men into Michigan to usurp the pólice anthority of the state, what is to prevent a New York flnn from marching 10,000 men into Chicago to annoy its citizens and disturb the peace? It is of supreme importance that the law should be enforced, but it is also desirable to have the work done by the proper authority, which is always accessible and always ampie." i i Spkakiko of prohibition in lowa, the Dayenport Democrat says that "in response to inquines a large number of cities and towns in the state have given their testimony as to the practical workings of the law, which has now been in forcé a little over a year. The responses come in most cases from mayors, and in the remainder from the clerk or marshal for whom the Democrat vouches as trustworthy. Fully half the mayors, including those of all the larger cities, report that the liquor trame is carried on openly in spite of the law. Nearly all others report that it is carried on with unsuccessful attempts at concealment. In most of the large cities the number oi saloons was largely increased. Davenport has 150, where before the prohibition law it had only 130. Burlington has 108 instead of tne 68 which met the popular demand a year ago. In CouncL Bluffs the increase during the year has been from 50 to 75 ; and in the entiro state the reported present number is 916 while before the law went into operation there were but 770." No witness as to the effect of a democratio admimstration upon the condition of the negroes in the South could be summoned whose testimony ought to have more weight with northern repub licans than that of John R. Lynch, the temporary chairman of the last republioan national convention . Mr. Lynch is a oolored man and a strong republican, who on general principies is disposed to "view with alarm" the course of the democrats, and who should be prompt to discern the first sign of special danger to his race. Mr. Lynch commends very highly the president's action in rovoking the appointment of Meade, the Copiah County (Miss.) ruffian and says that many of the white bourbons in the south are disappointed at the president's policy o: moderation. As for the blacks, he says "There was some apprehension on the part of the oolored people in conse quence of democratie ascendancy, bui that has been entirely allayed." In other words, for the first time since they were emancipated, the negroes now feel as sured that their f urture is as safe with one party in power as with the other No sign could be more f ruitf ui of promJse for both races.- Nation. An ex-confederate visited Geu. Oraut recently and among other things the atter said: "I have witneased since my aickneaa, just what I havo wiehed to seo ever aince the war- harinony and good eeling between the sectiona. I have always contended that if there bad been nobody loft but the soldiere wc would have had peaco in a year. and are the only two that I know of who do not seem to be satisfled on the southern side. We havo sorae on our side who 'ailed to accomplish as much as they wiahed, or who did not get warraed up to the iight uutil it was all over who ïave not had quite full satisfaction. The great mnjority, too, of those who did not go into the war have long since grown tried of the long controversy. We niay now well look forward to a perpetual peace at home and a national strength that will screen us against any foroign complications. I believe niysélf that the war was worth all it cost us, learful as that was. Since it was over [ have visited every state in Europc and a number in the East. I koow now, as [ did not know before, the value of our institutions." Adjutant General Kirkloy of the U. S. anny has been trying to arrive at the Union loss in the war of the great rebellion, but the taak has been exceedingly difficult for the reason that no death rates were kept in the foul prison pens of the south. As near as could be ascertained the total Union loss was 359,496 ■ Of this number 110,038 wero killed or died of wounds; 224,586 died of disease; 4,944 were drowned; 4,114 deaths were accidental; 524 were murdered; 100 were killed after they were captured; 391 committed suicide; 267 were executed ; 64 were executed by the enemy ; 313 died of sunstroke; 2,034 other known causes; and 12,121 died of causes not stated There never has been any effort made to obtain statistiek on the rebel side, but it can not be f ar out of the way to estímate that the southem losses were equal to our own. Add to this the loss in the navy on both sides, the prisoners who died uncounted, and the ghastly sum total is at least three-quarters of a million of lives to the nation. So far as unión losses by states are concerned New York heads the list with 46,534; Ohio comea next with 35,475; Illinois third with 34,384; then Pennaylvania with 33,184; Indiana with 26,672; Then follow Michigan, Missouri, Masaachuaetts, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Kentucky, which contributed between 10,000 and 15,000 each; and all the rest less than 7,000 each. Tear after year, for more than a quarter of a century, Harper'a Weekly, with pen and pencil, fought the battles of the republican party with a degree of ability, brilliancy and effectiveness that excited the admiration of its party and the envy of the rest of the republican press. Laat year it raised its voice against the nomination of Mr. Blaine and refused to support him after the party's convention had named him as its standard bearer. On the contrary, it labored as zealously for the election of Mr. Cleveland as it ever did for a candidato of its own political faith, and as yet it has no cause for regret. lts last iasue contains a lengthy and commendatory editorial upon the recent New York appointments which concudes with the following: Since the spoils system was introduced into the national administration no president of any party has given such signal and conclusive evidence both of bis reform convictiona and hia official courage as the democratie president Cleveland in ro-appointing a republican post-maater ol New York ; in selecting for collector a democratie busineaa man who is not a pnlitician, and who frankly delares his pupoae to enforce the reform system ; in promoting to the appraisership a democratie asaistant appraiser who is not a politiciau, and who is thoroughly versed in the duties of his office; and in restoring to his old place, to which a republican president declined to re-appoint him one of the very ablest and best republican enstom officers, whose absolute fidelity to reform the president personally knows by long official association. It is mere partiaan fury to deny to a president who has done theee things, and who was not elected upon a declarec party policy of adhesión to reform, the strongest principie and the highest courage. Nor will any sincere friend of ad ministrative reform deny that such executive action is of the utmost service toward the final overthrow of the odious and un-American spoils system which deprives the great body of American citizens in both parties of a f ree and equal chance to secure a place in the employment of the government. Certainly no voter who supported Mr. Cleveland because ho believed him to be sincerely resolved upon reform, has yet had reason to regret his action.


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