Introduction from the first issue of the Daily Tribune

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Introduction from the first issue of the Daily Tribune - fltnnrapcU$ (Tribune. Minneapolis May 25, lMw....
fltnnrapcU$ (Tribune. Minneapolis May 25, lMw. KEV.1RKM IJTRODl'CTOK'. In presenting toan enterprising and intelligent public, tut iU ;oi.iera- tloo and aapport, the first numh-r of the MlJ!lAPLIrtIAll.T TKIftSt, fcw word of Introduction may " he either ill-timed nor out of pla-at. , To loauipjf&fe tLfc eriterpriae Ktln" hare In re ted th-l money and worK ed with unwearied diliKence to ture a nueeemfu! retfult. hut they havr done no un'lt-r the Inaplrati.i of no aaertdv Melne Buottve. to secure no on worthy end.noc to rratlfy any lw personal ambition, hut, l-tlievtiiK that at thin Important point la growing i!Uit wan opened a wid Meld for a flrnt-clai-H daily j-'Uru J. they bae Volunteered t ent- r an ! cultivate that field, and they profio-e to do no for the common U-nrfitnf the greet, loyal, Republican party, and for toe brotiioUon of the common !- t'-remta material, intellectual nl "-rial oftheHtate in general, and of this city and vicinity in pertieular. , I'olitleaJly the Taint nh will jM hearty, generoue, unwavering mip-port to the ftepubliean party the rmr-ty represented by the majority in the 35rth and -Kith Congre the party which, during iU brief history, ha dttum so aaueii lor human ptofrreaa, and 113 ri inntruioeittal in al.ol.Hb.ui? one of the wont forma of deep4tini known to any civilized people, and through Whoee policy inilllnnof ehatti In have been converted from mere pieces of property Into fr- and inlepaad nt American citizen. Nor will the Tmnvurn hy muu nt te atop with what has already t-euu arcocnpllMhed, hut having inscribed "jToyrtn" upon it banner, it will la-, bor to ear u re oil tbe'rlghts and privilege of citizenahip to every native born citiau-n Irrespective ef caate or color, and to every alieu m-ttler ujkid our aoil on his compliant in good faith with the liberal provision of the law of the land. I'opular education, -freedom of speech and of the pr-, the fulhfd religious lll-rtvand Impartial man hoi d .ulTrrge, are amuni th cardinal object erutraced in the mi-aion of the Kepuhlican party, and until these are secured that utrty will not have accomplished thercnulU which thej'kujlo of events" and the "alirna f the times" clearly indicate have been cemmitltd to its Njiai custody and fostering care. louring the continuance, ol the bloody trugi?le forced tifion the country by rella at the fouth, a struggle which cost a million of livtw, filled half a million o graves with household '-vrr; fj-irlced frtui r"- tlU-1 ImpOSC'l T-v-.-try a d4i f two thoit-M; in ' tit , ther .'; vUj:4? ftt 'iv; ui-li ana would iic on iiueations of duty. To make contribution of blood aud treasure, even to the hist drop and the lied ilellur, iu the recounted standard of duty In all Hepuhlicaii couiu ili, from th Nationnl Conventions of the party axscni tiled for Hie inuuiiii-tion of presidential candidates, down to the primary incetinKH in the htimhlest caucus room, where tlele-gatc wero to le sclin-ted or candiihttca nominatrd for the least pretentious duties. With the closing of the war and theiipuchim; of the fires of ojh'ii relx-llioii, m;uiy new issues came to the surface, woiue f them scarcely less importnnt than tho-K tliclileil l.y tlie swortl, unl yet demandiut; to ! cousidcrvd. ml to le adjusteil by peaceful nietliotN. Many of theMtt issur- have already been virtually set-tlel ; and hut for the sad defection ot the man whom Kepullietta-i truitini? ly plM'l In the next place to ti eheiMi of the Uoverumeut, it ia conlhleiitly believed nil or uearly alt of the isMies referred lo would ere this have btstime obsolete, and that our iiih united cuntry would have boceuie thor-ouuhty re-unitoil, with all Us Htatca rcetored to their former relatione in the Union, and their so- ple all free, Independent and en frnuchised would uow be fairly en tered on the highway of material prosperty aud a higher plane of civil- ixation than was MsilI under their ld but How obsolete rtyrme. Among the issues not yet fully set tied is that of the reconstruc tion of the Ute relet States ; but under the libera provisions of the laws enacted by the last and the presets t t'ongrcss, the indications a e that wisdom ail prevail at the South, and before many lnontlis shall a-hipse that the ssple of those anomalous Stat-s will hearliljr no-ept the situation, close in with the overture of t'oiixrv, do willing jit lee to Uioae whom they have heretofore opprAsvd, and, by deeds worthy of men who have foolishly appealnl toarmsaiid Is-en fairly coatjuerwd.givr atisfactory evidence that their rea.b Kiisnian to representation in Con-Kresa, and the re-sesiioii and xerclse oi their forfeiteil privilege will work , no mischief to our Cotumon country. As we have inti-iuatedal'Ovelthia cor au m mat ion ,aode-routly to be wished for by all truc mrn, would have been scene rd befere this time but for the new yet fallacious hos-s created in the minds of XeU I leaders hy the !efe. lion of the Vresident and his affiliation w ith the Northern lemocracy. that, by holding out a litt'o lonf r, they ndcb.t secure by the hnliot h.t they stgnallv tailed to ucconipli-h w ith the l-uUeC While- thoTKim K will Uhor to Iniloctrinate its realer with und jsdilical opinions, to keep them well ldrd on ail inj)ortant olui -al is-iuce Mud f k I, and thus labor to leat and elewte tlie popular sentiment of the pai ty, it will not feel .-allel upon oo all subjects to forestall public opinion, siiue!t 1 -v- in the spirit of dictation to reek to control the vuico of the people or ollruet their right'i-1 work in Uf oo'-iiiiation of thowe whom they would s!evt for positions of honor. Tile r-i.-r nominations of the virfy it wi I yiI,i a hearty, unfniter-1X "up;orr. belicvin;; that a divided pa. ty. 1its-.artly a cak, often iv-r'.e- il !!')' i danger -f d:lii-tej;i.SMH. hn lHlieviiT- timf.'at th p- t; juncture of public ariairs, tiif faetvs- of the Kep:iM:ea:i party !.'. . t on preec.Ieu" f n.'itioti:d tini'y and prjrtry. r.s the Mut-eso; it (.nl lie i- thtr or rtBi-tuj'i vi't' ' lauit y. . , ilinuesota, though a young StU in I the f'ni'Ui, is universally coiiCdrd Ut S l-c one of the nit iiiii-wriant, f.fHsr- j-liinand pr-rf-rous in the si-tcr-ii'ioi! of Ftates, and I ftre her is a futrsre the bri.TfLiney of which few prohahly of her 'n -ortw have es t f i!!y apprf "i i!- :. She aecms to b ll e cro A iilng jeucll of the Republic; and when i: i- --otjnM-ere1! that within her tx-r-i'-n i-trearn- take their rittt Wbivlt iud fcUaiicei to the ocean through irfiiitj wib Jy eLarat-i as ,tb-? Uuif of Mexico, the ( julf of St. Ijiwreiice ami Hud son's l!Uy, this will warcely ! fun aidered a figure of jsrecit. 'i'lie fjreiii Northern l'iwiflc Itaiiroaii, which wiil find lli terniinua at Puct's Hosnd --thf ft hnrt or oa tho &' le I'ucilic coat uu I throtiL'h thfc treat chain of Lakes terminate at i'ortl.tnd, Maine, taunt pass t'lrouli the heart of thL-i ??tate, and at tble very jo;nt the KalUot St. "Anthony will Ire the most IuiixirLant iei.ot l-twceri the two o-earis. We need not in this connection sjs-nd time to denionilrate this proposition, - though. It is as easily demonstrated as the plainest mathematical prohlom. To aid iu de veloping the natural capacities, the varied resource aud the incalculable wealth of such a State, with its bra cing climate, its rich productive aoil. Its navigable t reams, its splendid water power, and its unprecedented influx of hardy xpulation, is a work worthy of a new daily journal, and In thfa work the TRinr.VK will enlist with a full, earnest heart, aud with no mental or other reservations. And while the interests of the State are regarded, iheTKinCNK will labor with untlaging devotion to set forth fairly, truthfully and without exager- ation, the sccial advantages of this particular locality tha young and vigorous city of Minneapolis and the section of country surrounding the Kalis of Ft. Anthony; and in doing this it will not he false to the more comprehensive interests of the State, inasmuch as no section of the state can be developed and rendciol permanently prosrou without promoting the general interests of the commonwealth, of which each -ctlou is a part. It is only eighteen years since the the first settler drove his stakes in what Is now the city of Minneapolis, and hut a brief s-riod since, In all this region, went of the river military reservations excepted the red man hail his lodge, pursued the chase and was undisputed lord of I he soil; now we find a leautiful city num-tterinj; ten thousmd inhahitanta, studded with churches, school houses and other institutions of a progress ive age, with mills, factories, workshops, railroads, anil other memorials of enterprise and industry, the hum tr1 clatter of whos" machinery aud ti.' whistle of w ho?- engine indicate uot only the active life of the place, ouf that its life Is in a state of constant yet healthy excitement. To aid in lli further development of the vast resources here grouped together, will not he deemed unworthy the efforts of the Tkibiinu, and in this work it will engage with unfaltering spirit. Promises an- cheap, aixl words however pluusihle- may end in mere breath, so Ibat in introducing to popular favor our new journal, a prodigality of mere jrom ixr may tie in had tjo.te; still, we wish to say that, white the TlillirNK will le distinctively a political party per. It will aim not to lie tretisively so; that while in dealing with political principles and errors It will be uncompromising, in its treatment of individuals it will he courtsus, rcmemls-ring ulways that error of opinion may Is safely tolerated while truth Is left free to com hat it. It is hosd that theTltmrNK may l-e found not only a Uecessily with all business men, especially iu this locality, hut a welcome visitor to every fireside, aud the gentlemen even who do not sympathise with its Militieal character, may tlnd enough In its columns in harmony with their own local interests to induce them to give to ll that measure of patronage which business in en ordinarily extend to jour nals lalsiring with them for common I'lisiness results. . I'npleasant personalities, scurrility, blackguardism ami vulgarity will be scrupulously ex-ctuihsl from the columns of the 1'kiii-UNK, and a dignified, manly tone will he maintained ; as it i tielicved a different isnirsi' would not hs edifying to the readers, or be leiieticial to the siiimiI class ho illicit prefer su-ti a ipiestioliahle kill of fare. j itti tlie-e remark iilready tediously protracted in the confident hope that our elTorts to in ueces.s may prove worthy of such a result, we unfurl our tlag to the bracing hrece, and send forth the Minneap olis l ti.v TmnrsK. commcn hnir it t the generous favor, the ctuislder-ate judgment and the kind criticisms of the jwople of Minnesota. Thc I irt uoilM-r. In atarlinii; a new imner with -n- tiri-ly new material-, then.- areamioy- ' ancea ami niM.s of fri. ti.... u b b : cun U fully aoiinvlnted only tv th.w who are fitnuliar with the working, tu niti.I the "csine. of a j-rintlnp- ofrt.e. So many a.ljusr- metit hse to t-e ma.le. au.l so mjny is.iitinurii. ie- are li.i..Ie to aris no r-aa.- tint ile forestjilit eoul.l ha provi.hvl for. that when the first hef-t 15 thrown otFit may !i.ipirviit its 1-s.t friciuls, an.i U- to the workmen under wh.o dlrvetioD it ha been j;ol up the rausv of more ihv;riii than to anv otitider. How it wl.I iu tli M j It H-rs-tia. the tn with the first number of the Tki- ' ih vk iU not b ti.l this ' notie ahall have wn laol l-'fore tlie r-der. If, howeve, tl'vrc t-e defects in ini; region, in, or iu other resi-ecL. the printer will the flrt man to know and He annoyed hi it, and correction w ill - nophc.; ith th least rwsih.e lelay. U'e hope ia a few days to ret e u-tonnsl to the grooves, and that vrryth.. ,v,!l move will, the auoothu-ss ti. r-ii-larity f rl.--k-work, iiivitiit aifa tion to at! parties ini rotet - tba reader no le than tVe pn'- Iisher. It is perhaps as rrotr to remark here a. elswhcr. that the head of fr- an l:h rt . .-.. in uir ruri sivie lie- ' aI.II ...... t .1 ...- ..... . fr- -.awu upu.. v iuum iia-viutf mat- ter in charge To hve it e ctr.vvi- i . ed It was neesw.iry townJin l-tul-J r delphia, and thntugh some tines- j plainevl mistake the head ma.le Mid , forwardcil was not acevr. iiu.r tt .the onW .-iifii Lut it w-M e.....i w """W

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  1. Star Tribune,
  2. 25 May 1867, Sat,
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