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Probably no national convention made dioico of candidatos nrv UB" versally and enthusiasticallj than were those of Hancock and íi'i'íílish, by the democrats of this oity iM1(1 county. A deniocrat has yei (0 discovered who does not heaiiüy endorse' them. Republicana are silent andknow.not what to say Üferógatory ofeither. Manyofthem frankly concede it is a strong ticket and mg the question by asserting the campaign onght to be conducted without indulging in harsh criticism, meaning tliat their own vulnerable candidates ught not to be put on the defensivo as they are and deserve to be. Despite the oppressive heat and the evening being tlie busiest of the weel? among tradesmen, the court house was crowded on Saturday evening to inangurate the campaign with a ratifleatíon meeting. The Germán brass band discoursed some music. The meeting elected Hon. E. B. Pond, chuirman, who spoke briefly on taking the chair. He called -apon Hon. Chas. II. Riclimond who had just retnrned from Cincinnati as delégale, and who reported what he did there and the result generally.- What he said liad been received through the daily prees. Hon. B. F. Granger, called upon, defined bis positiori by saying that though he had of late paid little attention. to politics be foresaw bis duty in the coming campaign. ITe lieartily indorsed the nomiiiations and believed the wrong peipetrated in 1876 would be vindicated. He believed Hancock waa as great or greater as a civilian than a general. Ilis acts as commander at New Orleans stamp ïrim as worthy to preside over the destinies of this republic. His voice would be lieard in the coming campaign so long as anybody would come out to hear him. Mr. Cramer next called upon said not öne word could be said against Hancock and English, and he challenged their opponents to criticism. Our ticket is a strong one because it unites all the factions of the party In New York as wel! as elsewhere. The time had come for a change in administration. Hancock was one of the abiest soldiers of the war. We havn't made a mistake in this campaign. He appealed to any person present if he had heard of a democrat who is dissatisfied with the ticket. Our candidates if elected will take their Seat and republicans will not be able to prevent them. We will win because 2Tew York will give us 40,000 majority. Indiana is safe and so is Naw Jersey, and Pennsylvania is by no means safe for the republicans. Our opponent belongs to the same ring that has .controlled Washington so long. The people understand the republican party came in'to power in war times and learning to spend large sums of money can not overeóme the habit. Our party will continue to reduce the expenses of the govemment for it has pledged itself so to do, and to be consistent will be obliged to fulüll lts promises. All over the country there is great enthusiasm. Who will spend money for, in f act who cares for Garfield. It will not do for them to argue in his behalf that the country is prosperous becauso of republican rule. The enormous crops is the only cause. I close by saying as did Hancock at the battle of Magrauder, boys, forward! Charles H. Manly, the next speaker feit, although at álate hour as if he liad a right to say what he personally knew. The first vote he cast in his life ho cast in this county and was f or as equally as good a soldier and for thatacthewas then called a rebel. Let me say to my hearers that our candidato when we were awaiting orders to march appeared as if f rom an angel from Heaven and every soldier was overjoyed to welcome him. The speaker believed we shaU win in the coming campaign. The meeting closed wlth three rousing cheers for the candidates. Salutations of cannon were lieard during the meeting, after the adjournment of which bon fires illuminated the streets and flre worksddded zest to the occasion. During the afternoon a banner announcing our candidates in bold letters gotten up under the au spices of Messrs. J. C. Schuh and "W. K. Henderson, was raised suspending over south Main Street, opposite the former's place of business.


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