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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 15, 1892
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Don't be discouraged; IT WILL CURE YOU. Send S 2-ccnt gtamps to A. P. Ordway & Co., Boaton, Jllass., for beat medical work published Good Money made by our agents everywhere. No capital required. All cash commissions. From $8 to $10 per day, easy. Wiite for information how to secure an income. Men with team or horse and buggy preferred, but this is not essential. PL.OWMAN PUB. CO., ' 3042 Moline, III. HARRISON AND Rl-ll). (Continued from 1st Vnpv.) .lifihest possibilities of American citi/cu- ship. [Appl/m.-'e.] We propose to raise our money to pay public expenses by taxing the products of other nations, rather than by taxing t,he products of our own. [Applause. 1 Tho Democratic party believes in direct taxation, that is, in taxing ourselves, but we do not believe in that principle EO long BS we can find anybody else to tax. Our protective tariff does everything which a revenue tariff can do • in fusing all needed revenues, but a protective tariff does more than that. A protective tariff encourages and stimulates American industries and gives the widest possibilities to American genius and American effort. Does anybody know what tariff reform is? ["No, no," and laughter.] And that is to be the platform of our political! opponents this year. What does it mean? You can study President Cleveland's utterance f rorn the first one he made in New York when he suid he did not know anything about tariffs. ' [Laughter. 1 You come awny ignorjint and uninformed as to what tariff reform means. Since, the war there Lave been three great tnrin" reform bills proposed by the Democratic leaders, none of them alike; neither of them with the snme free list; neither of them with the same tariff list: neither of them with the same rates of duty, but all made by the Democratic party upon tl'e same principal to symboli/.a and represent tariff reform. You may go to Mr. Mills'; you may iio to Mr. Springer's, and you will find they differ totally, but you may go to the house of representatives which was elected dis- ' A Itouutiftil Complexion. Ladies using Ro/.odoro have perfect complexions. It removes face-redness, tan, freckles, pimples, blackheads, liver- spots, moth patches, etc., and leaves the skin soft, pure and white. Ethel Wolfe, the famous actress, writes: "I have used Rozodoro for years. It is harmless and the best skin beautitier I ever tried." Price 75 cents. Try a bottle. Sent free on receipt of price, in plain wrapper. Address, The Rozodoro Co., South Bend, Ind. Agents wanted. KIRK'S The most elastic yarn. fabric is the trout Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar- rhoea Remedy is the standard. Its many cures have won it praise from Maine to California. Fvery family and every traveler should be provided with it at all times. No other remedy can take its place or do its work. 25 and 50c bottles for sale by Dr. Sheetz, druggist. Early Risers, Early Risers.Early Risers, the famous little pills for constipation, sick headache.clyspepsiaaml nervousness. For sale by F. W. Dingley. "I'm up in arms again,"as the baby remarked at 2 a. m. tinctively upon the tariff reform S«sue, by two-thirds rnnjority in the house, and what do yon find. They passed three bills. Let me name them: First, ire? tin plate, leaving sheet steel, from which it, is made, tariffed. That is, the finished product free and the raw material bearing a duty. Beeond, free wool to the manufacturer, and tariffed cloth to the consumer. Third, free cotton ties to the cotton states, and tariffed hoop iron to ail the rest of the Btates. Thaf, in their idea of tariff reform. Gentlemen of the convention, how do you like it? This contest that we enter upon is for the innintaiimnce of protection and reciprocity; and I want to wiy here that there Is not a line in that tariff bill that is not American: there is not a paragraph that is not patriotic: there is not a page that iloes uot ri'pivst'ut true Americanism and the highest, possibilities of American citizenship. We nre to declare ourselves on other questions here today. We are to declare ourselves upon the question of a free ballot and a fair count. No platform should ever be made that does not reiterate that great constitutional guaranty; 110 Republican speech should ever be made that does not insist firmly and resolutely that that great constitutional guaranty shall l/e H living birthright., not a cold formality of constitutional enactment, but a living thing which the poorest may confidently rnjoy and which the richest and most powerful dare not deny. • \Ve can well leave to the committee on resolutions the duty of limiting a pint form that, shall )•(=»resent the- bent thoughts and the best ideas and the best, wisdom of the Republican party. When we go out of this con- veutioii upon a true Republican platform we go out marching to victory, no matter What name may curry the banner." [Great npphuise.J The rules of the Fifty-first congress, Tom Reed's, were adopted for the convention. The credentials committee,not being ready to report, adjournment for the day was taken. VERY UNIMPORTANT SESSION. Healthful, Agreeable, Cleansing, Cures Chapped Hands, Wounds, Burn*, Etc. Removes and Prevents Dandruff. WHITE RUSSIAN SOAP. Specially Adapted for Use in Hard Water. "Late to bed and early to rise will shoiten the road to your home in the skies." But early to bed and a "Little Early Riser," the pill that makes life longer and better and wiser, For sale by F. W. Dingley. A bit of Shakespeare up to date: Bacilli in bricks/ germs in the running brooks, microbes in everything. Mrs.L.R.Patton, Rockford, 111., writes: "From personal experience I can recommend De Witt's Sarsaparilla, a cure for impure blood and general debility." For sale by F. W. Dingley. Went to the Hall, Prayed, Tlien Adjourned and Kicked. THUHPDAY/June 9. At 11 :22 Chairman McKinley, with a number of sounding blows of the new gavel, called the convention to order. Prayer was offered by Rev. William Brush of South Dakota. The committee on credentials was not ready to report. The following resolution about the world's fair was read and referred. Resolved, The world's fair to be inaugurated in the City of Chicago is rightfully considered by all classes of "our citizens, regardlessof their uoliticul affiliations, as n great national undertaking, and that it is recognized as of a national character and importance congress ought to promptly provide by appropriate legislation such reasonable and needed aid therefor as will enable the government to discharge its express and implied obligations incident thereto and as will ensure the attainment of such results as will bent the dignity and progress, culture and development of the nation. Adjourned till evening. THE FIRST EVENING SESSION. Convention Got Down to Work and Settled the Contests. THURSDAY EVENING, June 9. At 9 p. in. Chairman McKinley opened the first evening session and said if there was no objection he would recognize the chairman of the committee on rules to present a new resohition. Chairman Bingham came forward and read a resolution providing that Grand Anny veterans should be admitted to the hall and to vacant seats. Adopted unanimously. Committee on Credentials. The credentials committee considered twenty-four different contests and the majority of the.contests were adjusted favorably to Harrison delegates. Two reports were submitted and the vote on adopting the majority report indicated Harrison's great strength among the delegates. The vote stood 476 for and 3C5 against the report submitted by the majority of the credentials committee. LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. in a burst of xincontrollable r Mr. Wolco'i then referred to the union of the 3;>tin republics nml then to reciprocity. The latter allusion was greeted with prolonged cheers. No official title could add to or detract from his fame. Mr. Elaine was every man's candidate. He sought everything for his country and nothing for himself. There was no true public man who would not follow where he led and with trust that Providence would long spare him to the people. They pledged their unfaltering loyalty to support James G. Blaine. Again the Blaine men were on their feet cheering and waving flags, handkerchiefs and even umbrellas. When Indiana was reached R. W. Thompson, 83 years old, nominated Harrison in a very brief speech. The counter demonstration of the Harrison men came with enthusiasm. W. H. Eustis of Minneapolis seconded the nomination of Blaine and Mrs. J. S. Clarkson of Iowa arose on the platform and started a Blaine demonstration that continued twenty-one minutes. Warner Miller, of New York, also seconded Elaine's nomination in a ten- minute speech which brought out another great round of applause. The roll call continued and when New York was reached Depew nominated Harrison; Then Mrs. Depew started a Harrison demonstration that set the convention wild. When Wisconsin was called Mr. Spoouer rose to second the nomination of Mr. Harrison, and made the following prediction: I'luce again in his hand the banner of Re- publi. anism and he will carry it aggressively all the time at the front: and ho will lead us agiuu to victory.There will be irresiat ible power and inspiration in the knowledge which persuades the people that so long as he is president there is one at the helm who, whatever betides us at home or abroad, will bring to the solution of every question, and to the performance of every duty, a splendid and disciplined intellect, absolute unfaltering desire to improve every interest of every section, and a patriotism which never has wavered either in war or in peace. The roll call of states was completed at 2 minutes before 3 o'clock, and the first ballot gave Harrison the victory. The "Last Session. The evening session was little more than a ratification meeting. The nomination of Whitelaw Reid, of New York, for vice-president was made by accla- nation and then came resolutions of ;hanks to the people of Minneapolis, and then final adjournment. DEPEW NOMINATES HARRISON. The Silver-Tongued Orator Presents the President's Name to the Convention. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Conven.ion: It is the peculiarity of the Republican mlional conventions that each one of them uas a distinct and interesting history. AVe ire here to meet conditions and solve prob- erns which make this gathering not. only an exception to the rule but substantially a new A Routine Report of What AVas Done at Minneapolis. FRIDAY, June 10. The convention was called to order at 11:37 and after prayer by Rev. Way land Hoyt, of Minneapolis, consideration of the credentials committee report was resumed. The chair announced that the minority had decided to yield to the majority, and the report was adopted The call of states for nominations was next in order. When Colorado was reached Senator Walcott arose to nominate Blaine. At the very mention of the magnetic name flags were whisked out of pocketa, THE WEGMAN PIANO Co. AUBURN, NEW YORK. 1st—The utmost care that is given i& selecting and buying none but the best of materials. Sd—The best of workmanship in all their branches. 3d—By the combination and practical use of the most important improvements made. In this manner we effect the most obtainable rfesult in regard to quality and durability. Our instruments have a rich volume of tone, pure and of long sustaining, singing quality. Our cases are double veneered inside and outside, thus avoiding the checking and warping. Our key-bottoms are framed together like a door, and therefore bound to keep straight. Our patent music rack is the plainest and yet most serviceable in existence Our patent fall board is a novelty and of the most practical usefulness. The patent repeating action is highly appreciated by expeit players, as well as by scholars. The patent tuning-pin fastening, only used in our pianos, is the most important improvement ever invented; the tuning pin being inserted only in the full iron frame thus lessening the liability of stretching and loosing of the springs, so commonly found in pianos with wooden wrest planks. We challenge the world that our piano will stand longer in tune than any other made in the ordinary way. Special prices to introduce these pianos where v Good agents wanted. Direct all corresponded J. LISTER, Box 36, GLIDDEN, IOWA e have no agent, bto Supt. of Iowa agencies. JAMES G. BI.A1NK. fans were waved in air, delegates and spectators rose to their feet, and for the next five minutes Senator Wolcott calmly surveyed the howling, whistling mob below and above. Senator Wolcott continued as follows: "The greatest American now living suffered defeat eight years ago, because the party which he led and honored was torn up by discord because fraud triumphed. [ Cheers, j We meet today to right that wrong [cheers], to present to our uncrowned leader the pledge of our unswerving devotion and the victory next November" (Balance of this sentence was drowned GnriicUl. U v. ill lie won or lost upon tho policy, foreign Ritd clomepitc. the industrial niene- urcs nnd tiie F.clminis,trative nets of the administration of Ilenjfctnln Harrison. Whoever receives the nomination of this convention will run upon the judgment of the people, aa to whether they have been more prosperous nnil more happy, whether the count rybaa been in a better condition r.t home, and stood more honorable abroad, undir this last four years of Harrison and Republican ndminigtrntion, than during the preceding four years of Cleveland and Democroilc uovernment. Mot since Thomas .Iclterson has any ndmin • ietration been called upon to face and solve e • many or such difficult problems as those which have been exigent in our conditions. No administration since the organization of government has ever met the difficulties bolter or more to the satisfaction of tho American people. Chili has been taught that no matter how small tho antagonism no community can with safety insult the flan or murder American sailors. Germany and England have learned in Samoa that the United States has becomo one of the powers of the • world, and no matter how mighty the adversary, at every sacrifice Ameriran honor will be ma'ntatned. The Behriuit sea question, which was the insurmountable obstacle in the diplomatic circles, lias been settled upon a bawls which sustains the American position, until arbitration has determined our right. The success of the country is kept on the standard of commercial nations and a convention has been agreed upon with foreign governments, which, by making bi-metallism the policy of all nations, may successfully solve all our financial problems. The tariff, tinkered with and trifled with to the sei'ioue disturbance of trade, has been courageously embodied into a code—a code which has preserve 1 the principle of protection of American industries. To it has been added u beneficent policy, supplemented by beneficial treaties and wise iiijilriDiH y. wHfh l<n.s opened to our f r er nnd manufactu ers tiro markets ot 0 cr c ount ie he navy has been I ullt up.)., lines v, hich will pr ect Americana and Aimricanin crests anil the flag all over the Tin-, publi debt has bean reduced. The maturing bonds have been plid off. The public credit has boon maintained. The burdens of taxation have been lightened. Unexampled prosperity has crowned wise laws and their wise administration. The main question which dividem s is, to whom does the credit of all this belong? Orators may stand upon this platform, more able and more eloquent than I, who will paint in more brilliant colors, but they cannot put in more earnest thought, affection and admiration of Republicans for our distinguished secretary of state. I yield to no Republican, no matter from what state he hails, in admiration and respect for John Sherman, for Governor McKinley, for Thomas B. Reed, for Iowa's great son, for the favorites of Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan; but when 1 am told that the credit of the. brilliant diplomacy of this administration belongs exclusively to the secretary of state, for the ad- min'stration of its linances to the secretary ol the treasury, for the construction of its ships to the secretnry of the navy, for the introduction of American pork into Europe to the secretary of agriculture, for the settlement, so far as it is settled, of the currency question to Senator John Sherman, for the formulation of the tariff laws to Governor MeKinley, for the removal of the restrictions placed by foreign nations upon the introduction of American pork to our ministers at Pads and Berlin, I am tempted to seriously inquire who, during the last four years, has been president of the United States, anyhow. All the proposed acts of any administration before they are formulated are passed upon in cabinet council, and the measures aid susges- tions of the. ablest secretaries would have failed with a lesser president, but for the great good of the country and the benefit of the Republican part: T , but they have succeeded because of the suggestive mind, the indomitable courage, the intelligent appreciation of situations, and 'the grand magnanimity of Benjamin Harrison. It is an undisputed fact that during the few mouths when both the secretary of state and the secretary of the treasury were ill, the president personally assumed the duties of the state department and of the treasury department, -and both with equal success. The secretary of state in accepting his portfolio under President Garfield wrote: "Your administration must be made brilliant, successful, and strong in the confidence and pride of the people, not at all diverting its energy for re-election and yet compelling that result by the logic of events and by the imperious necessities of the situation. Garfleld fell before the bullet of the assassin, and Mr. Blaine retired to private life. General Harrison invited him to take up that unfinished diplomatic life. He enterad the cabinet. He resumed his work, and has • ,:'\\\{ be levio-.l (Uit'itT, ;••;;•, i'. to !lu> dirT-.-ronco liotvie. 'U wn.;ji's ii'.ii'itiV't an 1 :it liomo. \Vo (M- BTt Hint thu pi-ic'.'s of luutuii'.i'.-tuicd articles lit' general c-tirihumptt 'ii have been reduced under (lie operations of tlin thrift' not of 181K). \V« denounce the efforts of t'no Democratic mnjoilty ol 1 tho ho,i*e of i\i;>:-es;ntntive8 to de-troy our t.iriff laws by piecemeal, fis manifested by their attacks upon wool, lead and lead ores, the chief products of a number of elates, nnd we ask tho people f(>r their judgment thereon. Reciprocity. We point to tho success of the Republican policy of reciprocity, under which our export trade has vastly increased, and new and enlarged markets have been opened for th« products of our farms and workshops. We remind the people of tho bitter opposition of the Democratic party to tnls practical business measure, and claim that, executed by a Republican administration, our present lawn will eventually give us control of the trade of the world. Coinage Question. The American people from tradition and interest favor blrnetallsm, aiid the Republican party demands the use of both gold and silver as standard money, with such restrictions and under such provisions, to be determined by legislation, as will secure the maintenance of tho parity of values of the two metals, so that the purchasing and debt-paying power of tho dollar, whether of silver, gold or paper, shall be at all times equal. The Interests of the producers of the country, iis farmers and workingmen, demand that every dollar, paper or coin, issued by the government, shall be as good as anv other. We commend the wise and patriotic steps already taken by our government to secure an international conference to adopt such measures as will insure a parity of value between gold and silver for use as a mon« y throughout the world. A Free and Honcnt Ballot. We demand that every citizen of tho United States shall bo allowed to cast one free and unrestricted ballot in all public elections, and that such ballot shall be counted and returned as cast: that such laws shall bo enacted and enforced as will secure to every citizen, be he rich or poor, native or foreiffn born, white or black, this sovereign right guaranteed by the constitution. The 1 frea and honest ballot, tho just and equal representation of all the people, us well as their just and equal protection under the laws, are the foundation of our republican institutions, and the party will never relax its efforts until the integrity of the ballot and tho purity of elections shall be fully guaranteed and protected in every state. Southern Out rages. We denounce tho continued inhuman outrages perpetrated upon American citizens for political reasous in certain Southern states of the Union. . Foreign Relations. We favor the extension of our foreign commerce, the restoration of our mercantile marine by home-built ships and the creation of a navy for the protection of our national interests und the honor of our flag, tue maintenance of the most friendly relations with all foreign powers, entangling alliances with none, and the protection of the rights of our fishermen. Monroe Doctrine. We reaffirm our approval of the Monroe doctrine, and believe in tho achievement of the manifest destiny of the republic in Its broadest sense. Restriction of Immigration. We favor the enactment of more stringent laws and regulations for tha restriction of criminal, paupi-r and contract immigration. Protection to Laborers. We favor efficient legislation by congress to protect the life and limb of employes of transportation companies engaged in carrying on interstate commerce, and recommend 'legislation by the respective states that will protect employes engaged in state commerce, in min- iag and in manufacturing. '••'-•••-. Sympathy With the Opprecsed. The Republican party has always been the champion of the oppressed and recognizes the dignity of manhood, iraeapeotlve of faith, color or nationality. It sympathizes with the cause of home rule in Ireland, and protests against the persecution of the Jews in Russia. Church and State. The ultimate reliance of free popular govern-1 ment is the intelligence of the people and the ' maintenance of freedom among: men. We' therefore declare anew our devotion to liberty CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW. departure. That there should be stron-j convictions and their earnest expression as to preferences and policies is characteristic of the right of individual judgment which is the fundamental principle of Republicanism. TUere have been occasions when the result was go sure that toe delegates could freely indulge in the charming privilege of favoritism and of friendship. But the situation which now confronts us demands the exercise of dispatsionate judgment and our best thought and experience. We cannot venture on uncertain ground or encounter obstacles placed in the pathway of success, by ourselves. The Democratic party is now divided, but the hope ot the possession of power once more will make it in the final battle more aggressive, determined and unscrupulous than ever. It starts with fifteen states secure without an effort, by processes which are a travesty upon popular government, and if continued long enough will paralyze institutions founded upon popular suffrage. It has to win four more states in a fair fight—states that are doubtful. The Republican party must appeal to the consciences and judgment of the individual voter in every state in the Union. This is in accordance with the principles upon which it was founded and the object for which it contends. It has accepted this issue before and fought it out with an extraordinary continuance of success. The conditions of Republican victory from 18G3 to IS50 were created by Abraham Lincoln and U. S. Grant. They were that the saved republic should be run by its saviors; they were the emancipation of slaves, the reconstruction of the states, the reception of those who had fought to destroy the republic buck into the fold, without penalties or punishments, and to an equal thur • with those who had fought and saved the I'niou.iu the solemn obligations and inestimable privileges of American citizenship. They were the embodiment into the constitution of the principles for which two million fought and half a million had died. They were the restoration of public credit, the resumption of specie payments and tho prosperous condition of solvent business. For twenty-live years there were names with which to conjure, and events fresh in the public mind, which were eloquent with popular enthusiasm. It needed little else than a re- citul of the glorious story of its heroes and a statement of the achievements of the Republican party to retain the confidence of the people. But from the desire for change which is characteristic of free governments there came a reversal. There came us a check to the progress of tho Republican party four years of Democratic administration. These four years largely relegated to the realm of history, past issues, and brought us face to face with what Democracy, its professions and its practices, mean today. The great names which have adorned the roll of Republican statesmen and soldiers are still potent and popular. The great measures uf the Republican party are still the best part of the history of the century. The unequaled and unexampled story of Republicanism in its promises and in its achievements stands unique in the record of parties in governments which are free. But we live in practical times, facing practical issues which affect the business, the wages, the labor and the prosperity of the day. The campaign will be won or lost not upon the bad record of James K. Polk, or of Franklin Pierce, or ol James Buchanan—not upon the good vecord of Lincoln, or of Grant, or ol Arthur, pr pi Hayes, or of won a higher place in our history. The prophecy he made for Garfield has been superbly fulfilled by President Harrison. In the language of Mr. Blaine, the president has compelled a re-election by the logic of events and the imperious necessities of the situation." The man who is nominated here to win, must carry a certain well known number of the doubtful states. Patrick Henry in the convention which started rolling the battle uf the independence of the colonies from Great Britain, said: "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way in judging the future but by the past." New York was carried in 1880 by Gen. Garfield, and in every important, election since that time we have done our heat. We have put forth our ablest, our most popular, our most brilliant leaders for governor and state officers, to suffer constant defeat. The only ligut which illumines with the sun of hope, the dark record of those twelve years, is the fact that in 1888 the state of New York was trlumpantly carried by President Harrison. He carried it then as a gallant soldier, a wise senator, a statesman who inspired confidence by his public utterances in daily speech from the commencement of the canvass to its close. He still claims it, and in addition, an administration beyond criticism, and rich with the elements of popularity with which to carry New York again. Ancestry helps in the old world, and handicaps in the new. There is but one distinguished example of a son first overcoming the limitations imposed by the pre-eminent fame of his father, and then rising above it, and that was when the younger Pitt- VmmimH crrfm-tJip tlatui Oljs.tliu.ivv vv~iin an ancestry as signer of the Declaration of Independence and another who saved the Northwest from slavery, and gave it to civilization an empire, and who was also president of the United States, a poor and unknown lawyer of Indiana he has even, unaided, gained distinction as a lawyer, orator, soldier, statesman, and president, that he reflects more credit upon his ancestors thun they have devolved upon him, and presents a case more the parallel of the younger Pitt by the grand record of the wise and popular administration, by the strength gained in contact with the people in wonderfully versatile speech. By the claims of a pure life in public, and in the simplicity of a t>pical American home, 1 nominate Benjamin Harrison. THE PLATFORM. .of thought and conscience, of speech and press, and approve all agencies and instrumentalities which contribute to the education of the children of the land; but while insisting upon the fullest measure of religions liberty, we are opposed to any union of church and state. Opposition to Trusts. We reaffirm our opposition, declared in the Republican platform of 1888, to all combine tlons of capital, organized in trusts or otherwise, to control arbitrarily the condition of trade among our citizens. We heartily endorse the action already taken upon this subject, and aek for such further legislation as may be required to remedy any defects in existing laws, and to render their enforcement more complete and effective. Free Postal Delivery. We approve the policy of extending to the towns, villages and rural communities the advantages of the free-delivery service now enjoyed by the larger cities of the country, and reaffirm the declaration contained in the platform of 188S pledging the reduction of letter postage to l cent at the earliest possible moment consistent with the maintenance of the postofflee department and the highest class of postal service. Civil Service. We commend the spirit and evidence of reform in the civil service and the wise and consistent enforcement by the Republican party of the laws regulating the same. Nicaragua Canal. The construction of the Nicaragua canal is of the highest importance to the American people, both as a measure of national defense and to build up and maintain American commerce, and it should be controlled by the United States government. Territories. We favor the admission of the remaining territories at the earliest practical date, hay ' ing due regard to the interests of the terrW ries and of the United States. All the fede 7" officers appointed for the territories should " —selected from boua fide residents thereof, ai/ - —>-'^ the right of self-government should be accordeo ire as far as practicable. V L * Text of the Document ut> Adopted by the Minneapolis Convention of 1808. The representatives of the Republicans of the United States, assembled in general convention on the shores of the Mississippi river, the everlasting bond of an indestructible republic, whose most glorious chapter ol history is the record of the Republican party, congratulate their countrymen on the majestic march of the nation under the banners inscribed with the principles of our platform of 1888, vindicated by victory at the polls and prosperity in our fields, workshops and mines, and make the following declaration of principles: Doctriue of Protection. We reaffirm the American doctrine of protection. We call attention to its growth abroad. We maintain that the prosperous condition of our country is largely due to the wise revenue legislation of the Republican congress. We believe that all articles which cannot be produced in the United States, except luxuries, should be admitted free ot duty, and that on all imports coming into competition with th« products ot American labor U**re Arid Lands. We favor tb.3 cession, subject to the homestead laws, of the arid public lands to the stiles mil territories in which they lie, under such congressional restrictions as to disposition, reclamation and occupancy by settlers as will secure the umxirnurn benefits to the people. The Columbian Exposition. The world's Columbian exposition is a great national undertaking, and congress should promptly enact such reasonable legislation in aid thereof as will assure thereto the attainment of results commensurate with the dignity and progress of the nation. Intemperance. We sympathize with all wise and legitimate efforts to lessen and prevent the evils of intemperance and promote morality. Pensions. Ever mindful of the services and (sacrifices of the men who saved the life of the nation, we pledge anew to the veteran soldiers of the republic a, watchful care and recognition of their just claims upon a grateful people. Harrison's Administration, We commend the able, patriotic and thoroughly American administration of President Harrison. Under U the country has enjoyed remarkable prosperity, and tae dignity and honor of the nation, at home and abroad, have been faithfully maintained, and we offer the record of pledge* kept as a guarantee of faithful performance in th« future. (H,

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