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Tammany Waves The Bandana

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New York, June 13. - The Tammany hall ratification meeting in the Academy of JIusic last night was very largely attended, and was an enthusiastic affair. Red bandanas and the natioual flag' were tbe decorations. All the local leaders of the pal ty were present, and among the speakers were Gen. John Cochrane, who presided ; Governor HUI, and ex-Governor Abbett, of Xew Jersey. A series of resolutions based on the St. Louis platform was adopted. Governor HilL, in bis speech, said that Ingalls had attempted to insult President Cleveland in his recent speech by saying that bis election proved that uo one could be be too obscure to aspire to the presidency. Ingalls had unconsciously thus paid a tribute tothe president, the party, and to American institutions. It is the glory of our country that any honest citizen, however humbie, is eligible to the highest positiou in the land. It is true that our candidate comes f rom the people, and we do not attempt to paliiate it. A poor boy, tha son of an humbie clergyman, he fought the battle of Ufe alone, successfully, courageously and pluckily, retarded by poverty, hardships and adversity, aud it is to the honor of the Democratie party that it delights to elévate such candidates. After further complimentiug President Cleveland, Governor Kill euiogized the tar iff planks of the St. Louis platform and con demned the Republican party for its insin cere policy in regard to tarifï reform. He paid a tribute to Thurman and said if he was too oíd, tben Dix was too o ld to be governor of New York at 70, Samuel Adains to be gDvei-r.or of ilnssaehusetts at 75, John Marshall to be chief justice at 81, John Quinoy Adams to serve in congress at "iO, Benjamin Franklm to I:elp form our constitution at 79, and Sirnoo Cameron to Le seuator at 7á. Von Multke eoinmaiuls the Germán army at 8S, mul (jiadstono is 79. Tho governor closed with au appeal for a campaign based upon discussion of genuino issues and tree trom scandal. The county Uemocracy also met and ratifted the 8t. Louis nominations, a number of prominent politicians speaking.


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