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Day
19
Month
October
Year
1888
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Columuus, Oliio, Oct. 15 - -Tüe letter of Judge Tü urina u accepting the Democratie noiniuution for vice-pn sMent is given below in fuU: Gentlemkn: In obedience to cusrom. I sen you this forma) acenptance of ray qomluarlon for Lhe office of vice president of theUoitod SLates, made by the natioual convention of th democratie party at Kt Louis. When you did me the huuur to culi upou me, al Columbas and fiiïii-ially uotify me of iny nouiination, I expre-sed to you inv B6DS6 of obligation to Mie cooveatlOQ, and stated thnt, fllthoiiífh I had not sought the ooiuinatiou, I did not fee! at liborty, under the circurnstances, to decline it. 1 thought then, as I now r hink, üiat wbatever 1 could properly do to proruofo th relertion of President Cleveland I nuht todo. His administration has been inarked, by kuuI) intejjrity, good shiish, man!y courage, aul exaltad pa triotism, thiiL a just appreciaiiou of thpsw high quahtins senrris U cali tor his rti-;It;etJon. 1 urn also strongly mpmssHd with the btttfti tbat lus re-Hlectioii wou ld owrfuHy tend lo str -ngümn that fjeliníí of frater ui ty among the Americao peopl-i Lhat is so essential to thwir welfarn, pwitm; and happinss, and to the pftrpetnitK of th I J mi ui and of our frett in-tituttons. f Hppruvft t.he plat.iorin of the St. Ihjis ronveu fclon, and I can not too Rtrongly expretts my disKent from the heretitl Uïa.rhiiiLx of th inunopolist.s that the wélfarfl of a peoplw can hu promored by asysNiin of e orbital tt Uixation for in nxcess ofthMwanLsof th government. ThH i. ea that. a jeol ran m t'.nriihHd by hnavy and uiiiiHcesKary taxntion, a man 's coudition can he iui provKd ty laxiiiíí bim oh n] w. wenre, on all his wifn and chfldren wnar, on all his tools and uu pleinen ts of industry is an obvions ubKiirdlty. Toiill he vaull,sof the tr.'asury with an idl Rnrplns for which thft ove.rnmeut hjis nu legitímate nsn, and to t hi!r'by deprive the pt:ople üf ciirrÁnuy nefvicxj for their busine-s and daily wanis, and to írreate a power ful and danerous fititniihis to fixt.ravagamie and oorruption in the expeiiilitures of the Rovoniment, seenis Ut me to bo a policy at varianro withevery sound principie of government and polilical e onomy. The HHcessiLy of redilCÍQg taxation to proveot such an accmnulation of surplus reverme and the consequent depletion of the uirculatiug medium isso appariMttthat no party dares to deny its but wheo we come to consider the modes by which the reduction may b uiade we flnd a wide antAonism bittweeo our party and tho tnonopollstía leaders of onr political oppoueuts. We seek to red nee taxes upon the uecessaries of lif. our opponeuts seek to increase them We say, cive to the masses of tho people cheap and #ood clothing, clieap blankets, cheap tools aad cheap lumber. The Kepviblicans by tlieir platform, and their l(',aders in the senate by their proposed bill, say increase the i-axea on clothing and blankets, and thereby increase their oost; maintain a high cluty on the tools of the farmer and mechanic and upon lumher, which tbey need for the construction of their modest dwellings, shops and barns, and thereby prevent their obtaining these necessaries at reasonable prices. Can any sensible man doubt as to where he should. stand in this controvörsy? Can any well-informed man be deceived by the f 'lse pretense that a systern so nnreasonablo and unjust is for the benefit of laboriu men? Much is Raid about competition of American laborers with the pauper labor of Europe; but does uotevery mau who looks arouud him see and know khat an immonso majority of lhe laborers in America are not in what are called the protected Industries? andas to those who are employed in such industries is it not uuÜeuiable tbat the duties proposed by the Democratie measure called the Mills bill far exceed the difference between American and European woges, and therefore, if it were admitted that our workingmeu can be protected by tarifís agaiust cheaper labor, they would be fuily protected and more than protected by that bilï? Does not every well-informed man know that the increase in price of borne manufactures produced by a high tariff does not go into the pockets of the laboriug men, but ouly teuds to swell the profits of others? It appears to me that if the policy of the Democratie party is plainly presented. all must understand that we seek to make the cost of living less, and at the same time increase the uhare of the laboriug mau in the benefits of national prosperity and growth. I am veiy respectfnlly, your obeditíüt servüut-.

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