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A Favorite Trick Of The Democratic

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speakers yesterday was to assume that Blaine is "the chief part of the Republican party. Thete has never existed a party so free of one-ruan power as the Kepublican party, while the Democratie has never known any uther control. Indeed, the Democratie party will go down in history as the party which has always bowed to one man's dictation. One of the chief glories of the Republican party is that it gives room for many individualities and for much freedom of thought, Blaine has been beaten in threeRepublican national conventions: it is absurd to speak of him as dominating the Republican party. Mr. Harrison is not a man who will consent to be second in his administration. So the money in the U. S. treasury is Democratie money! We learned that yeeterday. Willard Stearns, the wouldbe Congressman frorn this district, spoke of Mr. Allen as drawing $5,000 per year of Democratie money for misrepresenting a Democratie district. AVe had supposed it was the people's money; but aa it really belongs to the Democratie party, we suppose Mr. Stearns thinks he ought to have his hands in it. We don't believe the people will elect a man to congress who has such a view of federal money. In 1S60 the Democrat6 thought that the money, ships, arms, forts, etc, of the United States belonged to the Democratie party ; but they discovered their error. Some people will never learn by experience. The nomination by the Deniocrats of the sixth congressional district of Michigan of O. F. Barnes, is a particularly glaring illustration of the tendency, eeen in both parties, to 6ink all considerations to that of wealth. Mr. Barnes is a young and fair business man, put to the front by his father's wealth. He has no special qualiflcations for congreesional life, and wouldn't be thought of for the place if a candidato with money had not been deemed necessary. There have been unusually brilliant men in that district, men of learning and of force on the stump, who have wanted to go to congress, but lack of money has prevented. Just as fastas congreBsional districts increase in wealth,the necessity of securing rich candidates is more and more feit. The assumption of Chas. R. 'Whitinan, I and the would-be congressman, Willard I Stearns, yesterday, that the Democratie party is exclusively the anti-monopoly party is extremely ridiculous. What " do our Greenback friends think of it? As to the matter of tru6ts, it is a quesüon that hasarisen in very recent times, and the Deinocrats have thus far stood helpless before it while they send Mr. Payne, the standard oil man, to the senate, and have one of his relatives in the cabinet. They claim that a I tion of the tariff would kill trusts. I Taking away the tarifï duties would I noy 60me of the trusts for a time, but I not long, and the demócrata especially I disclaim any intention of doing away I with the tariff. So how in the name of I common sense can it be claimed that they are especially opposed to trusts ? They might have annoyed the sugar trust by attempting to sweep away the tariff on sugar, and at the same time effecting a sure reduction of revenue ; but they didn't. As a matter of fact neither party has yet proposed a method of dealing with trusts. The superior legislativo genius of the Republican party, shown through the war and reconstruction periods, is a guarantee that it will meet the situation if it gains control of congres?.


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