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Harrison's father-in-law is ovei eighty ...

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Harrison's father-in-law is ovei eighty years of age- old enough to retire from active labor. Harrison had him appointed to a position in the U. S. pension office in 1882 where he still is. It was easier lor Harrison to gei him supported by the government than to support him, himself. But if Harrison as senator has this record, what would Harri. son as president do? The republicans in their platform claim the credit for restoring millions of acres of the public domam during Cleveland's admmistration. Probably their process of reasoning runs about like this. Cleveland's administrations restored the land to the public domain. Cleveland was elected by the mugwump vote. The mugvvumps vvere republicans. Henee the republicans are responsible for Cleveland's election and are entitled to claim the credit for the reforms he instituted. Senator Ingai,ls is one of the leading lights of the republican party. A letter written by him just before the Chicago convention has been published. It was not intended to be made public and henee it tells the truth in such plain language that everyone should read t. The repubheans have nominated a man with an awkvvard record on the labor question, etc., and a man like Phelps, viz, Morton, to get contributations from Wall street. The farmers will read with interest hov the republicans expect to succeed with a man who is not a leader and one named to gain the support of Wall gtreet. The letter says. "It does not make much difference who is nominated in my judgment. The candidates will cut but a small figure in the fight. We can elect anybody or we shall fai!. The least conspicuous kand therefore the least complicated man will be the best - somebody like Hayes in 1S76. Among all the men named there is not one "leader." No one whose personal or historical relations to the psople vvould make a difference of 1,000 votes in thecanvass. Sherman, Allison and Harrison, have records that would be avvkward on the tariff, the currency, the Chinese question, etc. Depew's connection with the railroads and corpoiations would be a heavy load, especially in the agricultural states. We might as well nomínate Gould or Vanderbilt at once. My impression is that Alger or üresham coine nearer filling the billthan anv of the others, with some fellow like Phelps, of New Jersey, who could reach the conservative forces of the east and get contributions from the manufacturers and Wall street.


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