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*• §0* fe^;. . • m p::- ife mi ; i^; : -- fa?;. i iK? tel; fei Official Paper for Columbia Cpunty. CHATHAM, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1888. JOHN STREETER,: - - E ditor . TH^\ DESPERATE DEMOCRACY. Tie Democratic leaders are not so confi­ dent in their inner circles of carrying the country next November as they try to make it appear by an outward show of bluff and bragadocio, and - the fine workers of the party are already inventing schemes to enhance every possible chance for success. It is now developed that they have an eye on Oregon, and Mr. Smith M. Weed, who acted as confidential agent in the attempt to hay the electoral vote of that state for Sam ­ uel J. Tilden in 1876, has been dispatched to the Pacific coast to renew negotiations in \behalf of .Cleveland. Their activity at this particular ttme is accounted for by the fact that the elections of members of the Oregon legislature will tdke place on June 5, just on the eve of the two great National conventions, and the administration people have conceived the brilliant idea of carrying the state, if possi­ ble, so as to make the St. Louis gathering enthusiastic and to bring about depression at the Republican convention at Chicago. In the event they are successful, it will insure them an United States Senator in place of Senator Dojph, (Republican) and give them control of the upper house of congress. The Republicans are thoroughly alive to the dangers of the situation and are prepar ­ ing to contest every inch of the ground, realizing that their greatest foe is Judas P. St. John, the Kansas shyster, who has accepted a retainer from the Democrats and will make a thorough campaign in Oregon in the-expectation of injuring the Repub ­ licans by recruiting third-party prohibition ­ ists from their ranks. T he Democratic state convention met in New York at 12.46 p. m. Tuesday and ad ­ journed at9.50p. m. FrederickR. Coudert was temporary and permanent chairman. The delegates at large chosen were : Ex- Mayor Edward Cooper of New York, Ros ­ well P. Flower of New York, George Raines of Rochester, and Ex-Comptroller of State Chapin of Brooklyn. District delegates were also chosen. Cleveland was endorsed, and the unit rule was. recom ­ mended to a vote of the delegate's. Lit ­ tle Sammy Tilden ’ s piteous appeals for per ­ mission to go to St. Louis were unheeded. J, W. Hinckley, of Poughkeepsie, and DuBois Collier, of Hudson, were named as district delegates to the National conven ­ tion, with J. P. Rider and R. R. Barrett, as alternates. John O ’ Brien was tumbled out of the state committee and James L. Williams, of Poughkeepsie placed on it m his stead. M b . F hllek , whom the President has nominated for Chief Justice, is the author of an heroic poem, aimed at the late Gen ­ eral Grant, wherein he graphically alludes to “ the rounded globe. ” This is a fitting illustration of his analytical mind and his conscientious regard for detail. Many careless writers might have used the same general figure of speech without qualifying the subject as Mr. Fuller does, but it will he observed he is careful to specify the kind of globe he had in mind — “ a rounded globe, ” he says. Otherwise a great many of his admiring readers might have been left to grope about m the gloom of ignor ­ ance, not knowing whether he meant a square globe, an oblong globe, or a two ­ horned globe. This sterling regard for dose consideration speaks volumes, as it were, for Mr. Fuller ’ s fitness for the supreme bench. I t is a fact of some interest in connection with the meeting of the prohibition national convention, in Indianapolis, next week, that in eight states where prohibition tickets were run last fall,, the total vote showed a falling off of 18,109, or more than 13 per cent, from the year before. The vote mcreased in Massachusetts from 8,251 to 10,945, in New York from 36,414 to 41,- 850, and in Ohio from 28,980 to 29,700; but in New Jersey it fell from 19,809 to 12,622; in Pennsylvania it dropped all the way from 32,458 to 16,471; in Maryland from 7,195 to 4,416; in Nebraska from 8,175 to 7,359, and in Iowa from 518 to 827. Total, in these eight states, in 1886, 141,799; in 1887, 123,690. —New York Tri- bune. C oboneks ’ cases may possibly be fewer in this county under the new law just signed by the governor than they were once. Formerly an inquest was required by the law wherever there was a death without a physician to testify to the cause of death, but now there heed be no inquest linless the facts seem to require it; T he story that Blaine will be on the ocean during the time the Chicago conven- lion is in session is disposed of by the authoritative statement that Mr. and Mrs. Blaine will make a tour of Scotland with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie before re ­ turning to the UnitediStates. S t . J ohn , the sniveling apostle of hate, has gone to Oregon at the expense of the Democrats, to organize a third party on the prohibition platform for the purpose of defeating the Republicans. That is the size of Judas P. St. John ’ s boasted regard for temperance principles. D ky your tears, Sammy 1 If you can ’ t go to St. Louis, you can at the worst read all about the convention in the newspapers lAnd it ’ s ever so much cheaper, too. Oh, there ’ s “ balm in Gilead,” Sammy, if you only look for it! ’ . HE WILL RULE OR RUIN. Our esteemed contemporary, the New York Sun, in its issue of last Wednesday applied a huge chunk of double-leaded ice to the political spine of the Democracy anent the prospective outcome of the St. Louis convention. The Sun feels certain that its party is miscalculating Grover Cleveland ’ s strength and it fully appreciates the fact that if the Democracy loses\ in the coming campaign it is extremely likely that they will be una ­ ble to elect another president for many a long year. The New York luminary ap ­ peals to the southern delegates to consider their responsibility “ should their selection of a Democratic nominee at St. Louis prove a blunder. ” It concludes by asking them: “ Had the cool and far-sighted leaders of the Southern Democracy — the sons or suc ­ cessors of the men who throughout the greater part of this century have swayed the the councils of the Democratic party — known at Chicago in 1880 the truth about Mr. Cleveland ’ s strength in his oven state, would they have turned a deaf ear to the notes of warning? Had they foreseen that, aided by a ludicrous but none the less effective accident, he could only get a beg ­ garly plurality of less than 1,100 votes, would they ever adopted him as their can ­ didate for president? They were gulled and bamboozled then, but now the truth is all before them. What will they do about it? ” The Sun has a right to be anxious. Its fears are assuredly not born of a timid imagination, for they are shared in by many shrewd and far-seeing Democratic papers. The evidences of the danger that confronts the Democracy can be found in every direction. The fact is that in almost every town in this state there are at least fifteen or twenty Democrats who say they will not vote for Mr. Cleveland if he is nominated. That alone means that Mr. Cleveland will lack many thousand votes of carrying this state next fall, and with ­ out it the Democracy is doomed to certain defeat. But Grover controls the machin ­ ery. He proposes to run that convention at St. Louis, and his party will have to take him as its candidate. It can ­ not help itself. Truly the outlook is bad for the Democ ­ racy. But, after all, what can they do about it? SECOND EDITION OF BUCHAN AN ISM, I n alluding to the veto of the high license bill a Democratic paper the other day unblushingly asserted that “ it will strengthen the Democratic party, because it elucidates those principles of personal liberty that lie at the very foundation of Democracy. ” Confession is said to be good for the soul, but we were hardly pre ­ pared to listen to the bold announcement that the Democratic party considers that “ free rum lies at its very foundation ” and that the strength ot the Democracy and “ the elucidation of its principles ” depend upon an unlimited number of low dives and corner groggeries. What do the politi ­ cal prohibitionists think of their proteges? S ammy T ilden ’ s hurried trip to Wash ­ ington last week appears to have been fruitless, although before his departure he told the boys that he had had “ a big berth ” offered him. The administration knew better than to let him monkey with the rail ­ road mail service.' W. L. Bancroft, of Port Huron, Michigan, secured the appoint ­ ment, And now Sammy is busy explain ­ ing to the boys that he “ respectfully de ­ clined ” the offer, because he hated to leave them. P bestdent C leveland is said to be dis ­ appointed because the Mills bill was not indorsed by the New York Democratic convention. The Democrats seem to have a fancy for indorsements. Governor Hill, for instance, likes the indorsements of good aqueduct contractors ’ names on his promissory notes. The Democratic ideal of an indorsement produces solid cash for campaign purposes . — New York Press. T he fact that the Democratic state con ­ vention avoided all reference to the' great tariff issue raises a suspicion that the De ­ mocracy proposes to fight out the campaign in fhis state on the aqueduct and saloon record made by David B. Hill. A nd so the saloons are already organiz ­ ing for the renomination of Governor Hill. Give rum its due. It may bite like a ser ­ pent and sting like an adder, but it sticks by its friends. Isn ’ t that so, David ? — New York Tribune. T he President is expected to read Lin ­ coln ’ s famous oration at the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg next July. The worst of it is that he is to read it as an in ­ troduction to some remarks by himself. — Judge. I n case our esteemed Democratic contem ­ poraries feel anxious concerning the fate of the Mills bill, we beg to say that when the vote is taken the majority against the bill will be exactly 22 ! L ittle S ammy succeeded in pulling John O ’ Brien down off the state committee, but his treacherous work didn ’ t secure for himself the coveted ticket to a seat in the St. Louis convention. T he recent defeat of Sammy Tilden ’ s scheme to represent this congressional dis ­ trict at St. Louis was a square knock down for the New Lebanon “ statesman. ” I n vetoeing the high license bill Gov. Hill appeared to overlook the fact that the world was not created expressly for the multiplication of drinking saloons. H unting mare ’ s nests is not a profitable occupation — and it sometimes tends to make the hunter look very ridiculous. T he Republican convention at Buffalo did its work well and promptly. il\ : President Cleveland is turning out to be a second edition of President Budbanan, pure and simple. Precisely the same ele ­ ments that controlled the venerable Penn ­ sylvanian, shaped his administration, and brought the country to the verge of ruin, have obtained full sway under Grover Cleveland, and forced upon his administra ­ tion substantially the same line of policy that obtained prior to 1860; land is now, under the hue and cry about monopolists and trusts, trying to kick up such adust to blind the northern eyes, as will permit the work to go on through another term of Buchanan the second. The object of the brigadiers is to break down northern in ­ dustries, even though the prosperity of the Union be paralyzed. This is not idle speculation: it is sober fact. The situation is surrounded by pos ­ sibilities of sufficient magnitude to awaken grave apprehensions in regard to the future. Reflect upon what has already been accom ­ plished ! Mr. Lamar, an out and out Jeff Davis disciple, has been placed upon the bench of the court of the United States. M. W. Fuller, just nominated for Chief Justice, was conspicuous during the South ­ ern rebellion for his sympathy with rebels, and more or less active co-operation with the effort to embarrass and weaken the cause of the Union. Tariff legislation is proposed that would utterly prostrate many of our most import ­ ant industries. The United States has been placed at great disadvantage as to the fish­ ery interests of its citizens by President Cleveland ’ s administration, at the dictation of the British diplomacy. American rep ­ resentatives in Europe become indoctrin ­ ated with a liking for nobility and snob ­ bery, and come home to sneer at Repub ­ lican institutions and land, and honor Eur ­ opean ideas, and refer to Cleveland as the model American. The government of the United States has fallen upon evil times, and is settling into a policy that bodes no good. If there were ever a time when “ Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty ” that time has arrived in the United States, and is here and now. Our National health urgently demands an earnest, thorough, practical American ad ­ ministration — one thoroughly indoctrinated with American ideas. We have had enough of the “ alf and alf ” kind. THE FORTHCOMING CONVENTION- The Columbia County Sunday-school association and the Columbia County Bible society will hold their annual joint conven ­ tion in the M. E. church to morrow and Thursday. The following is the program : WEDNESDAY APTEBNOON. Devotional Service, conducted by Mr. F. I. Park. Music by the Choir. Address of Welcome, by Kev, D. Mc­ Cartney of Chatham. Music. Address, “ Sunday-schools of Thirty Years Ago and To-day Contrasted, ” by Rev. T. S. Brown. Music. Discussion of Topic. Appointment of Committees. EVENING SESSION. The Columbia County Bible society will hold its annual convention with an address by Rev. G. H. Burrill, of New Lebanon, and other interesting exercises. THUBSDAY MORNING. Devotional. Service, conducted by Rev. A. L. Shear. Music by the Choir. Miscellaneous Business, Election of Offi ­ cers, etc. Town and County Reports. Music. Address, “ The Sunday-school and Church Worship, ’ ’ hy Rev. W. L. Smith, of Valaiie. Music. Discussion of Topic. ' • Question Drawer. APTEBNOON SESSION. Devotional Service, conducted by Mr. H. L. Warner. Music by the Choir. Address, “ Primary Class Work, ” by W. H. Caughlin, Esq., of New York. Music. Discussion of Topic. Address, by Rev. W- H. P. Faunce, of Springfield, Mass. Music. EVENING SESSION. Music by the Choir. Address, “ The Young Man and the Sun ­ day-school, ” by Rev. Edwin F. See, of Brooklyn. Music and Benediction. SILKS, SATINS AND VELVETS. Wm. H, Frear ’ s Silk. Department con ­ tains innumerable bargains of especial value. Mr. Frear has justly won the rep ­ utation of dealing in none but the best makes of silks. Black gros grain silks are pronouncedly in favor this season, and the best manufac ­ turers are striving to meet the demand by making a reliable silk that will give the wearer a thorough satisfaction. Wm. H. Frear is to day holding the largest line of these silks of any man in the retail trade, and guarantees that every yard he sells is perfectly reliable as to quality and price. You can buy a good black silk for 89c per yard at Frear ’ s. The prices range from that figure to $4.00 yer yard. . Wm. H. Frear ’ s stock of colored Faille Francaise comprises all the new colorings and quite a number of the very fastest Parisian shadings never before shown in this country. Frear has a wonderful line of these goods at 89c. ser yard, worth $1.1234- Colored Satin Rhadames in every color and shade known to the trade, are dis ­ played by Mr. Frear at popular prices. This fabric has long held first place in the estimation of fashionable people, and every lady who has worn a garment made from this silk will cheerfully recommend it for style and durability. Frear has a line of it in all fashionable colors at 59c. a yard, worth 75c. Also full lines at 7oc., 97c. and $1.25 per yard. ' The coolest dress for summer wear is the Black Surah Silk, Frear has an excellent grade, warranted pure silk and pure dye, worth 8734c., which he will let go at 65c. per yard. - - An excptionally fine assortment of vel ­ vets in new colors and art tints — just the thing for painting upon. Send for samples. Silk Department, Frear ’ s Troy Bazaar. HAPPY SPEECH. A New Western Congressman Speaks on the Tariff and Surprises the Members. J. T. EIDER When Hon. S. S. Cox had concluded his “ funny ” speech on the Mills tariff bill in the house of representatives on Thurs ­ day and had taken his seat with a most complacent and self-satisfied air, amidst the deafening applause of his Democratic cob- leagues, a little man, who is described - as being “ no taller than Mr. Cox but a good deal bigger, ” arose to reply. It was a new member, Mr. Mason, of Illinois, and Mr. Cox- and his friends looked in amazement at the man ’ s temerity. The idea of a new member undertaking to say anything im ­ mediately after Mr. Cox had concluded one of his famous witty efforts was amaz ­ ing to them, and appears to have been re ­ sented at first almost as as piece of imperti ­ nence. Almost everybody expected, ap ­ parently, that Mr. Mason would make a dismal failure — but he didn ’ t. Mr. Mason is said to somewhat resemble the late Stephen A. Douglass in personal appear ­ ance, and he seems also to be possessed of intellectual qualities quite as keen as those for which that great debater was -noted in his day. His speech was the surprise of the day, and although it occupied but half an hour in its delivery it is said that sel ­ dom, if ever, have so much wit, humor, sarcasm and effective eloquence been com ­ pressed into so short a space of time. Here are some of the good things he said and the apt illustrations he made; Speaking of the solicitude expressed by Southern Democrats in this debate for the workingmen, he was reminded of a car ­ penter who went South before the war to get a job of work. He applied to a planter, who said: “ Well, I am sorry, my friend, but I bought two carpenters yesterday. ” Again he said : “ The most popular party m England to-day is the Democratic party of the United States, the most popular man in England to-day is the President of the United States. ” Citing the deadlock, in the house a few weeks ago over the direct tax refunding bill, as showing how the valiant northern Democratic members, after loudly protest ­ ing that they would not be coerced by their southern associates, finally gave in to them, Mr. Mason “ dropped into poetry, ” to de ­ scribe the situation, as follows: The brigadiers ring the caucuss bed, The doughface cries for shame, “ I ’ ll not be bossed by the brigadiers, ” But he gets there just the same. [Laughter.] The “ poetry ” may not be of the very highest order of merit, but it aptly de ­ scribes the situation. The speaker then attacked the proposition made by Mr. Mills that the people ought to have the right to buy where they could buy the cheapest, and practically made Mr. Mills say: “ 1 want to buy my shoes in England, where I can buy them cheaper, to help the poor shoemakers of America; ” and that he wanted to buy his cloth of other countries to help the spinners and weavers of Amer ­ ica, and that he wanted to buy his ma ­ chinery and iron tools in England, where the wages were just half what they were in this country, to help the poor iron ­ workers of this country. r He also said : I have never been in favor of sending a man to the penitentiary for preaching free trade, but when he asks to buy the pro ­ ducts of labor in other coqntries, and an ­ nounces as the reason that it is to help the laboring men of this country, I think he ought to be sent down for six months twice a year for 50 years, for hypocrisy. Further assailing the Mills bill, Mr. Mason remarked that it was in the inter ­ est of trusts and syndicates. He cited the sugar trust, which, he said, was one of the largest, if not the largest in the world that affected the price of any of the necessaries of life. - He said that while the Democrats were denouncing syndicates and trusts, they had the power to take off the tariff on refined sugar and thereby compel the trust to compete with the markets of the world. But instead of that the Democratic party had -not the courage to do it, but under the Mills bill had left the duty and the tax on sugar practically as high as ever. He suggested to the gentleman from Mississippi (Allen) that the comic opera he quoted from was not suited to his style of voice and form, and suggested that instead thereof he should sing: Rockaby Sugar Trust, you ’ re on the tree top. While we are in power your cradle will ‘ rock; But if the tariff busts the cradle will fall. 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