J. Maurice Finn
CHALLENGES DEBATE. [ohn H. D. StevensVAccepts J. Maurice Finn's Challenge. In his speech at Bessemer last week T. Ma-urluo Finn, tho democratic nominee for congress, dared any republican republican of Bessemer to meet him on •he stage at some future time before election day. The chullaii Inally made more sweeping, offered to meet the best talolit the four winds of Gogobic ci John H. D. Stevens of this cily\jhas iccopted Mr. Finn's challenge i ettur which is printed below, mains with Mr. Finn to "toe tho show tho white feather. ,bo would-be congressman come/to the ront, a joint discussion will Ao had that will no doubt prove the superiority of Mr. Stevens' common seifse talks over the flowery platitudes and dema- ogic ranting of Mr. Finn. Mr. Stevens' acceptance follows: J. Maurice Finn, Esq., Ishpoming, Michigan: Dear Sir:—Being Informed that you made a broad challenge in your remarks it Bessemer, for any republican in Go- ebio county to meet you in joint dis- ussion of the political issues pending ^n this campaign and inferring by im- )licatlon at least, that there is no re- jublican here who dares meet you in mch discussion, I hereby accept your challenge and stand ready to defend republicanism republicanism against any and all attacks u may make. As my representatives to settle necessary necessary details, places of meeting and other arrangements, I name Captain VVm. Trebilcock of Ironwood, and K. S. Vltu'kstrum of Bessemer, who will meet such representatives as you will appoint whenever they get ready. An early reply reply will greatly oblige, Yours respectfully, JOHN H. D, STEVENS.