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Indianapolis Republican Convention (Newspaper) - August 9, 1882, Indianapolis, Indiana Proceedings of the state conventi ii held iii. Indianapolis a Agust 9, 1883.the people shall Rule. Athe of Indiana to Conven Tiou assembled iii Iriate a ticket and declare their principles they Reno so Trust in the people and will submit the Auiend-111 e 111 s lii Coul ii ioiiaj1 Libarty indoors finont of Ilio administration senator Hiiri ii and inc party Liscord. A stirring address delivered by Hon. Lii hard w. Thompson. President of the of he women s societies express their approval of the Day s work. Spee Clies by the nominees governor per Ier Jinn Wood tie Irish Miner and others. To Republican plate convention yield at Enir lips s opera House Vas a Magui Wicent Giu Ceis in every a Larvic Viiar. Shortly after 9 o clock tio self Latefi in plan a8?, and lon l3cinrc the a Ioir announced for calling the convention to order every Man was to bis heat. The arrangement of the delegations was Pood and eats factors to All. The convention was Toni porch of 1.157 Delp sates. And was in every senso a gathering the Genibera Beinitz men of brains and a Biliie. The enl psi Asiu and Good Leei inst manifested throughout the was remarkable and the proceed in ? really partook More of the nature of a love feat it than of a j a uii al convention. The Nna nui iii Wanh Vrljich the platform was adopted Wii nost . Cli Sirinan Thompson Only had to tise his once during the Day. And that was simply to quot slut Oft quot the enthusiasm after the ado tion of the platform. The pie a. The facilities accorded the members of the press were excellent. A to ion Ibe newspaper men or cent were a town i it. Siinnos Roll i Jurnal Matthiews. Over Iannaci Kii quire Merciai Phiilip Itoi be alien. Bowen. Danvila sci item tre Sentinel Fril. Crifo. W. I r tires Iran it of he state. In Ali Stase f ii , Ilon. I Pirn is . E re Domin toi Piid a i a state st a til i Idison Star it i. C. Oar or. Or v. D. L part i ont Ani Xart. Herr Cincinnati g. A ii or new. O. B. . I i-.1, cd Bli Vincini Iriti quot of Kappa Orr. Lorman Tribune rent Charlca Republican Login f. Walleck s . Maynard. Tondi iti polm ret Ory f i Alfordsville i ii. It Iri Mica pole Banner and of Ali the Meadir country papers insides k Ich Aiex Seii quot it a Fiat p Rie k. 1 mar .1. R Van Ibbs. 1 .1 Kol. Prof i Rod. K. . Ir.dnb-. Fioz i. Wil profs. K. I z or. it Vur. Tavo Tho a a d Wator w h. To re it on. Rev of Mori Rai to hot i a. K f a erd. I a of. K. U i an Wal Sli our. Mrs. Adkins in acid others. W. A d Lson ion a tre it. Of of Martins or Tville it Tate. Coli it Hon. A w. Gordon i Judito i. P. A r. Hon. Will Waif. Hon. I. I a governor Fri. Helen . It Merritt. I part 3ir8. Prelim tiie con edition a by Hon. the state Centre stood while Rev divine Blessing. Or. Of lord of All is Over All Nalio n st 111 nary work. Called too der at 3 0 20, h. Lordan act iii Secretary of 1 coma tee. Louvention Thomas h. Lynch invoked the Lynll s . . Whose Providence s of the Earth Ler to in Nies Sinif Eon Ventieri. May Toliese Del ciliates i a Laree pm re ion of tue people of this Doni Frolli on High so the peace pros of the be Piile of tin. Noted. Lei thy bless Irion the people of the the preen rent of the at Are in aii Hority in general Miover intent. Presen Ite. Be endowed with w deliberate and to to aet qty ind the happiness Ite ii Ian be there v Protil. We Liee rest fitted states anti upon lived tates. Ami Ali the of the Vve Pray tiny ble?8i a unon the governor of the state of Indiana and All who Are is sci Atea with Hini in the a iii blic service of tie state. We Nese let i thee Lei hey god that the voice of t he Pei ple May be h in tie enactment of and in the future Euler of Good Laws whereby virtue Miira iii and e Niay be no Nup teil Umo iii in tiie elu/, of tins state. And to Fhy Nuzie and the redeemer be the Praise forever. Amen the Roll of counties was then called by Cyrus t. Nixon acting flt in Secretary Terrell Allt in Coti ties to their Calls with full delegations. The committee on organization reported the permanent of ricers rules and order of business the report being unanimously adopted. The permanent officers reported were president a Killiard w. Thompson of Vigo. Secretary a a. P. Rie Hanoud of Howard. They reported al8o, on Reeoma inundation of the District meetings the four win. Vice it silents first i Striet. Or. W. G. Ralston. Vanderbur second. Robert a Kovatis Knox third a m. Luke Briark to Tirb w. H. Jones Franklin Fifiel of. B. Jeam owe ii sixth Isaac Jenkins ii Wayne seve Zirli John Coburn Marion kit t. H. Mont White Kab twelfth a. Studebaker assistant Breef Iise third inns Aulon John a flair Rock k Robert Newton i i Wei feb Teeth Loii Ritli t. C. Baintin Vio ninth capt. Winery tenth. Lohn p. Carr Nib. Gen. ,1. P. C. Shanks Jay l. Penfield. Decalb thirteenth Clem st. Joseph. Secretaries a first District l. C. Emn second o. M. Suever Greene menary Jackson fourth t. A. Kwh i to. W. Dunlap Johnson , or Delaware seventh w. J so Parks Choli John o. ninth a Laiu. Ila Nilton tent i. J. G. Davis a Venth John t. Owens Wabash Uptain hrad Foril thir i t. Flak Eivore Sikhart. I . Ti0.v�i>< so a a i earn. Hon. Richard w. Thompson hair Man was introduced by or. Jordan Ami was received with prolonged applause on Maseu Mug the chair. He gentlemen of the convention a i esteem it to be an Honor to any Man to be elected to preside Over such a Boily of men As this composed As it in of representatives Niin every county in the state assembled Here to speak the will and Toice of the great i i it Ibl of the state. 1 thank you in All sine Entov i r the i Ozior which you Bave conferred upon me and i should shrink somewhat from an attempt to perform the duty devolving upon me in % by of tue a t that i am required to administer Regis native Rule for the reason that very Many it have passed since i was a Mimi r of a Lei Stative body but i am Embid denied to undertake tip task from the fact that this is a Republican . And re no special enforcement if the rules of parliamentary order. We As Mcnoble Here under very favourable circumstances indeed at a Timo when this oui Irv is in the enjoy nent of in ii tier degree of Prosperity than has fallen to the lot of any nation of people upon the Earth when possess everything that make the heart of Man glad occupying a amongst the nations of Iho Earth fur Forward in the very a rout rank enabled to Send Jue the. of of free in i it Antioni in every direction to Pinili Usico Man Kittl Tiroui shout the world in their Trul Glo for the establish input of Tho a Wirht of self government and when in tie midst of he the and Consolation derived from this condition of Bini up we ask no%7 has it been brought about in the answer of every Intel Zient Man is. That it is the result of Twenty Odd years of Republican policy land Lausell that it has been produced despite of the opposition of the democratic party. Applause.1 that it a the result of that system in the Ai ministration of Public affairs which recognizes Che right of the people of this country to control their own inst tui Loiis applause and which denies to any state or of men Mealli iii themselves by Liat Soever name please to dictate to the people How their will shall be expressed and their institutions shall be administered. When the re Puli lican Narty obtained Possession of this government it was without credit. The machine had run . Our Bonds were hawked about in the markets of tie world with not the value attached to them that belongs to those of the brokers of Wall Street. We were without Money in the Treasury Wiki a destroyed Trade with everything to make the heart of an american Freeman feel Gad. But More than that we in our midst an enemy resolved to pud Down Tho fair fabric a bit our fathers had to built by. A merciless cruel and unhallowed civil War which they inaugurated for no reason in the world than to carry out Attiat great democratic idea of state rights which places the states of this Union Hiither and above the National authority. Applause we took of the government in that condition of a stairs. What have we done within that time i often hear men say that the Man who moves in these times sees More in a few years than our fathers would have seen in a Hundred. And that is True. But the Man who undertakes to read and ii Vestil ate and examine the history of the rein Ibl can party will find wit iii tie Twenty years of its More of history More of grandeur More that is calculated to make us feel that we Are upon the plane of elevated Prosperity than is con entered in a Hundred years history of any part of the world. Applause our fathers of the revolution Laid the foundations of our institutions through anguish and tribulation but we have sustained them through tribulation More Tolian theirs and Here we Are assembled to Day to decide for ourselves and for the people whom we represent whether that great party that has made so much of . That has done All these things that has so and firral fixed the foundations of our institutions that no Power Union Earth shall Ever be enabled to ask mail Triem sue a lither that great party Sigall go out of Power and permit to to returned to Power the very men who produced the calamitous consequences which i created the necessity of our existence. Applause and yet Tivey Are not done now talking about quot the rii rats of the states. They seem to have inflicted upon them the disease of state rii rats. Applause they now ask the people of this count t to return Thern to Power for that reason alone Noth in else. Liat is there in their professions what do they propose to do disturb the currency. Is not that right interfere with Thedo Mystic policy of the government in any of its forms. Is it nor All right Are we not going on As full if not letter. Than any nation in the world what alien do they propose to do simply to Ailiin the idea that the National gov Ern trient has taken away some of the rights a of the states. One tiling i am sure they have not taken away and that is the right of the people of so vote upon constitutional amendments. Loud and continued applause now if they had taken Liat away then i should subscribe to that part of the democratic platform but having permitted us to exercise within the state All the rights that belong to us a such r do not know that the relations Between Liis a state and the National government Sli Ould be disturbed applause and laughter but my friends there is something More in this re Assef tion of state rights Thau merely appears upon the surface. It is the great fuestion of this Day and age. It has agitated this country from the be innit air. It in the rebellion and by the Power of the arms of Tho Aiu Elican army we crushed fait secession but we never crisis Heidi in vilification and the state rights of the democratic party of this state is not Ling but old fashioned nullification revamped. It occurs to me that this is potent to every Man who will rend. I remember All my life to have of Jackson democracy. Applause there was a Talis manic Ini Lucree at it the. of Fackson that i a to the a Larty that called itself the Jackson democracy wonderful Izower in this country. Bit Jacl son crushed out . And tie serves iii party no Contrer. Ai Plause our Deni Cratie. Friends in this state live re be listened their party and in their platform live declared that not Jackson but Thomas Jefferson is t he fat Iier of it. Now who is Thomas Jocile Rusoti a Verj quot a great Man . He wrote the declaration of Independence quot before any Jia ties were born. He became president by opposition to tiie Adieu instr Hion of Wash Quirton. Lie a i de embargo Laws and originated a system of gun boats and refused to reduce thu duties upon imported a Tieles notwithstanding they produced a surplus of Money in the Treasury. Applause and he declared that not there was a surplus of Money in the Treasury it was our first and Foremost duty to a protect american and american Lawior no matter How much Money Thieve was in the tree urn. but More Tolian Itiat. He of the Only a Resi Dent of the United states from tie be iii quot ning up to now who Ever declared in any form whats Iver that a state of this government had a a Wirht to nullify a Law of Congress. Now do our democratic Fri it mean to Call that jeffersonian Deli Mcraey i commend them to that history of the times which records the events when tii Ose great parties were formed and i beg of them As an american citizen and a citizen of the state that they shall not again insult a rate any political in this country we ibid shall in in Ril the existence if this Union Plause. The p Oigt be of this countr do not intend quot Itiat the Union shall be destroyed. . Thev intend that the states of this Union shall exercise All the rights which belong to them but Liev al the same time i Tenil Attiat Tho National government shall exercise All it Superior and Sovereign rii hts within its own constitutional ski litre. Aji Plause now what have we got to do we a i be got a imply to declare to the peo a lie of the United states and to the people of our own state that of the Republican part stand where we have been for Twenty years applause that we arc tie party of the people Ili it great questions which affect our Iund menial Law an i which do not a certain to the machinery of the party have to be settled tie Best tiie Only True Mode of settling Plieni is to submit them to tie voice of the people loud applause and alien they have decided them to recognize their verdict As final and conclusive. Continued applause Liat is the theory of our Trover ment. Let men dispute Aud Wrangle about these questions As Uliey please that feature of our institutions must nor be impaired aji Plaise i hat i Call Staie rights. This however it seems to me is not tie occasion for speech making i am not a speech maker laughter and applause i used to be s i in the Dayhof you fathers applause but r am not so any longer. I can therefore Only say that As ibis is h business convention composed of men who Lave soil ii in a to no at Lime that we shall Goto work in a Plain and simple business Way. Execute our task and return to Lur Homes. Applause the first business in order is the report or tie committee on resolutions. Is the Couve Tiou ready to linear Liat report or. Thompson s speech was greeted with vociferous applause. Tiie report of the committee on resolutions be ing next in order Hon. John Overmeyer of Jennings county chairman of the committee was introduced and read tie platform. The Republican party of Indiana repro Seii ted in Delegate convention recalls an incentive to further exertions for the Public welfare tiie Oliie yemenis of the party in re ii Toring the National Union in overthrowing slavery in securing to Dis Bleci Souiers and to the widows Ami orphans of those who fell in b Itile. Or did from wounds or diseases contracted in the service of the Union prov Inibig for libera bounties and i pension a in build iii up an unexampled credit upon the simple of an Jiu blic Faith in reducing the great debt warily incurred for the suppression of the re Bellion Fine half and Tho interest on the re riia Niider to so Low a rate that the National debt no longer Mejia red As a Burden in a currency Effual to any in the world based Ripon the convertibility of greenbacks and National Bank into Gold or Silver at the option of the holders in the value of agricultural productions and the of labor by building up Home markets on the policy of reasonable Protection to Domestic industries in exalting the value of our naturalization Laws to our foreign born fellow citizens by securing to american naturalization everywhere tie full rights of american citizenship in founding american citizenship Jjon Nia Hood. And not on complexion and in declaring that citizens iii and the ballot shall eve go Liand in iia iid in maintaining and cherishing a chief Safe Giard of Liberty our system of free schools supported by a tax upon All or per to for the education of All children and in the , from time to time in the respectful obedience to what has been deemed the pop mar will of amendments to the National Constitution and the Constitution of the state. Animated by these recollections it is resolved 1. That reposing Trust in the people a the Fountain of a lower be demand that the pending amendments to the Constitution shall be agreed to and submitted i a the next legislature to the voters of the state for their decision thereon. These amendments were not partisan in their origin and Are not so in character and should not be made so in voting Union them. Recognizing the fact that the people Are divided in sentiment in regard to the propriety of their adoption or rejection and cherishing the right of private judgment we favor the submission of these amendments at a special election so that there May be an intelligent decision thereon Unini fenced by issues. 2. That we feel it due to the memory of president Garfield to our a Ense of tie great loss Suil ered by the nation in his death. We recall wit i Pride Tho fact that springing from the humblest condition in life. Lincoln and Garfield arose step by step with out any help but the Force of their abilities and exertion to the front rank among americans and were Chris ii by the Reid us lican party to Bear its Banner in its struggles to maintain the supremacy and glory of the National Union. 3. That lapse of time cannot efface from the grateful recollection of the Republican party its memory of the Brave soldiers from whatever Section or party ranks Thoy May have come who Olferd their lives in support of its policy of restoring and maintaining the Union of the states. 4. That a Revenue greatly reduced in amount being All that is now needed to pay the interest on our Public debt and the expenses of the government economically administered. The time has arrived for such a reduction of taxes and regulation of Tariff duties As shall raise no More Money than shall be necessary to pay such interest and expenses. We therefore at Provo of the efforts now making to adjust this reduction so Liat no unnecessary by ripens upon the con umers of imported articles May exist and that no injury be inflicted upon our Domestic industries or upon Tho Industrial classes employed therein. I. That we Are gratified to observe that the Laws for the Protection of miners and secur a their wages under the constant administration of them by Republican mine . Lias done much for the Comfort of the workers in mines and that we Hope to see important suggestions of the present inf dec tor i or amendments farther to promote their Comfort adopted by the next legislature. J. Liat tie relations Between capital and labor Sli Ould be so adjusted that the rights of la Librers shall be fully protected. Liat the fees of All state and county officers should be so regulated As to give a fair to them list not so great As to tempt applicants to corrupt methods to obtain the same or to impose unjust burdens upon the people. 5. Itiat we join with our Irish fellow Citi Zens in sincere by ii Athy with the Elloris of their Brethren in Ireland to break up by Means of just legislation the hire l Index est ites in Itiat Island and to introduce u on those lands for the general Good of the people peasant proprietors iii. We join with them also in the Hope that a flirts for Lime Rule in All matters of local concern will prove successful. A a. J hat it is the duty of Congress to adopt Laws to secure a thorough Radical and Complete Reform of the civil service by lii Chi the subordinate positions of the government hould no longer be considered rewards for their party Zeal which will abolish the evils of a patronage and establish a system making honesty Eili Cliency and Fidelity the essential for it Iblis Jiosi tion. 10. That the Industry Wisdom and firm Ness of i reside it Liester a. Artir meets the cordial endorsement of the Republic Atis of Indiana. 11. That senator Benjamin Harrison by Liis Able and faithful discharge of duty and on account of iii eminent abilities challenges our a iii i ration and Confidence. Pm. That governor Albert g. Porter is a Wise and Gionesi executive officer and we con Gra Buhite the state upon securing tiie services of so Faith fill a Public servant. Let. Since the last meeting of the re no lican Cunt edition of Indiana sex senator Henry s. Lane one of the gifted and a ver honoured founders and trusted leaders of the Republican , has Dep Arteil this life and left a void in Wiir ranks that fills us with sadness. He was Eloi Juenst for the right always moved by the highest impulses of patriotism and his memory is enshrined in the hearts of the people of the state. After Reading the resolutions or. Overmeyer said or. President i am not instructed by your committee on resolutions to move the adoption of the platform just read As an entirety nor to move the previous question but i am instructed by that committee to it resent the resolutions just read for the consideration of this convention. Applause the president the question is of the adoption of the i solutions. Are Liere any remarks those in Tavor t f the motion will say Aye. Rhe Hearty ave which followed was troinend"ou0. J he president i it lon t see that there is any use of putting the . Cries of quot Call the v ery Well then those opposed say there was a silence so profound that a Jud dropped on the stage might have been heard in All parts of the House. Preskie it Thompson announced that the resolutions Iliad been unanimously approved the announcement being welcomed with rousing work of nomination. The nomination of state Ofil Cera Beins next in order the Roll of counties was called. Or. Posey of Pike county the first District being called introduced a Resolution re nominating hons. E. R. Hawk Secretary of state Edward h. Wolfe auditor of state Roswell 8. Hill treasurer of state i. P. Baldwin attorney general Jonathan w. Gordon clerk of the ship Rem Tourt and John m. Bios of Public instruction supplementing the Resolution with a Eulogi Stic reference to the gentlemen named. Tho Resolution being read was unanimously adopted and the gentlemen pronounced the nominee a of the convention for the respective otties. Loud Calls being made for m.i0n w. Gordon that gentleman addressed the coup option As follows my. President and gentlemen of the convention it seems to to that this la a hardly decently done or in order. My superiors in rank on the ticket Are overlooked for a very hum Iilo Indi Vii Hial m Tho rear who Shuhl have in users to write what others decide and not voice to a Jchak what you should hear and what should g Litile you to Day. A know there Are Gem Lemon Here prepared to address you on this Occa Simi. And i did not come for that purpose but 1 do come to thank you with my entire heart for the nomination which Mimi have Given no Aud the Gallant gentlemen with Wiliom you have associated me. I do thank you with All my heart for Niv self and i thunk you Vith All Ziy lie Ait for my Friend the governor of the state Whoso Notni ration of me last summer you have ratified to tiny. Applause. I i had some doubt about myself Bat i never had any doubt of him Cince i a Crew him As a boy learning his own a location no More than a teen summer old. He upright Tsien before go l and Down right before men and i esteem tie indoors finont of his act far More than i esteem the endorsement of myself. I Here the other Day while i am up i will say it Tsien i will so away i was Liere the other Day when i Hoard my old Friend English make that very wonderful speech from Liis Platton which he delivered As the retiring chairman of the democratic Central committee of the state that wonderful speech Aud i said then and i have thought of it since and i will say now that it a a Only to to accounted for by the fact that he Lead been politically asleep in Tho mountains like rip Van Winkle for the last Twenty two years. There is one. Passage in it so simple i shows to would not recognize tie Vil Lal o of. Falling water if to would come Back again. Jbv sirs to tells you of a riot that took place the lord knows where Aud where nobody knows unless it was away Back m the fifties to Hen he was in the dominant party to crush out Liberty and the rights of the people Fie spoke of a Little riot and the Tiri Nir of a Cabin cruel enough perhaps in itself but to never saw Tho great conflagration that swept Over this country kindled by democratic hands. In 18�o1. Applause when you talk of riots when you talk of bloodshed when you talk of Bunting men of native birth Aud of american nativity and butchering Thern Down like and sheep let me Call the gentleman s attention to that Gap in his memory that seems Tobe in Bri in eds a very abyss and darkness to his vision. Why sirs i expected to hear Liim say when in was about to conclude of rip Van Winkle be Dea 3, and this la not me. Then whom the Devil am now. My fellow citizens. I have said More than i ought to say but i will say a great Deal Moro this Burnier but i will Gay no More Thau i would have said and i would have said just As Unich without your Call to this Little position which is Only Konii in that it gives me something to live on. That Man gov. Porter put a Pillow under my head that let me Bleep tiie first night s sound sleep i had for Twenty years when he gave me that place and you quot will do Tho same thing applause Yum will give your beloved a rest. .vpplau.5e.j 3.nd, my Friende we will have Rice for dinner outline Day of the next november election and a sheep shearing at the close of the occasion. Applause Hon. D. P. , nominee for attorney general was introduced Aud said or. Chairman and gentlemen to have been three times nominated in succession with out opposition and by acc Lauia tion by three Republican conventions composed each of Over 1.000 Lud Gates is certainly Honor eur Iirth for any one Man. All i can do to Day is to return you thanks. Further on i ii Ope to return to you both work Aud votes. Gentlemen unsettled questions have no rest sect for the repose of either individuals or parties. The Republican party was born under the Shadow of a sword and her peace is Only to be found in the forefront of All for popular rights and human Progress applause Liere she always has been there she is to Day. There she always will to. Jap Planse the Republican party has never made with the Devil upon any question whatever applause gentlemen the canvass has in it the old heroic music of the can Vass of Isdo Aud 1sg4. The question is shall those old Battle worn banners of ours that have so often led us on under Grant and Garfield and Lincoln to duty Aud Victory and glory this year Cive Way to the democratic stars quot and bars applause and cries of quot no no never quot gentlemen one week ago to Day upon this platform the democratic party registered Tho decrees of the breweries the saloons and the distilleries of this state. To Dav to have Reir estered the decrees of the schools and the churches applause and next fall we propose to give these two great social Powers a fair Sti Are Chance to try conclusions Lief re the people of Indiana. Trio Republican party believes that those two sections of our state Constitution which read quot the right of Tho people to alter and Reform their government shall be indefeasible quot and which inhibits quot Tho passage of any Law prohibiting the people of state from instructing their representatives quot mean sonnet Huir. W e do not that these great ,shall be swing led away in the Juggler of a political platform Mado to please the warring factions and to commit itself neither for or against either. Tho Republican party propose this fall that the i prohibition question and the Fem ale suffrage question shall be Tiibi Nitterl to the and Calm judgment of Tho people. Applause our platform has made that submission As immediate and As the summons that Grant sent Lee at Appomattox . We propose gentlemen that this question shall be settled by Tho Hearthstone and the firesides of Liis state by that Calm level below the storm by that source of All our political Wisdom and political Power. More than that the Republican party proposes that the appeals and arguments of the wives and daughters and mothers of this state shall have a fair is Isaic hearing before the peo Jile. For a Quarter of a Century the democratic Pirty have Pigeon holed those appeals Ati i those arguments and then laughed at the applicants. Upon All these questions however the Republican party leaves each of its followers and citizens ii Tram Meled. Quot in the scoreless and air of Republican Liberty there is room enough for every win a upon the inroad Ocean of Republican free thou riot there is room enough lor every All this Means another phase cd Liat irrepressible conflict Between the Youthful a party of Abraham Lincoln and James a. Garfield the party that Haa Given this people a ii tical Trinity equal , Cupial rights ail i dual dollars and the other party the old a party of slavery and secession and anti the party of Tilden and tammany Hall Aud Bowles and Milligan. And Horsey. Jen Tlemcen. In Many respects Tho canvass of 18s2 is the Vettys Birg of Indiana politics. We propose to see whether Tho state shall follow Tho Bozir monism of Kentucky or whether it shall keep Pace with Tho schools and free thought often Orth. Applause let us Glit this flight As Frederick the a ought the seven years War in Germany with bread and with Lead. Let us 2ive our sol tigers Tho bread of tenth iii ism for and Faith in. Republican ideas. L., us give the the Lead of facts and argument. Lot All our bayonets in Liia Campaign be thinking bayonets. Let All our swords be swords of spirit Jentle Meu the unit Nahed work of the Reni Niblic an party is upon us the second generation of its sons. Our fathers have grandly wrought and we grandly Honor Vliem and of fathers Whoso Benediction a now upon us none do we Honor More than the Heto Ofa Hundred Battles who presides Over our Delisie rating. Applause loud and Long continued i say unto iii gentlemen As Tenny Bon said of the Iron Duke quot of Good Gray Siead that All men knew of Silver voice from which All men their omens Crew of Iron nerves to True occasion and May the year be far Distant when a sorrowing people shall Complete the Couplet with quot of fallen at length that Tower of strength. That stood four Square to All the winds that gentlemen one word More there is a set of Aisi Otic statesmen with Sundo Wora in their and presidential and senator iii bees in their coat tails Liat Tell us that the work of Tho Republican party is Over that All we live to do now 18 to prepare to die with decency that we have had our Day recall the resolutions that have been read in your hearing is Tho work Ottlie Republican party Over there by aids lip less labor with bleeding Back. There stands Slick and smooth monopoly. There patient Woin Anirood her White bosom torn and scared by licensed wrong. Applause there stands patient Ireland. Stretchins out her shrivelled an Ltd starved viands to the Republican party for Kielp. A applause there stands the chinaman praying for another soul As grand and just As the soul of Oliver . Great at Plause. In the name of our great Leader Aud in his Langi iau a quot with malice toward none but with Charity for All with Faith in Tho right As god gives us to sec the rii it quot let us Tho second generation of the sons of the Republican party Luar Cli on and work on until every wrong is righted Aud every Chain is broken let a thus prepare oui Selvy a my bothers for another sub Trum of duty and to prepare ourselves that we accomplish another lust rum of glory and Victory. Applause . E. R. , Ujj Romineo for Secretary of state responded a follows to loud Calls i in. President and gentlemen of Trio convention i desire to return you my sincere thanks for the Honor which you have conferred upon iii in this renomination i. Of course gentlemen it May have been observed by Somo of Yogi Oliai am not built upon the finest Model for Speed applause and Laught ii out i Hopo to be Able to travel fast enough to see Many of you at your Homes this fall and to keep up with the Domoe Ratic funeral which i am sure is a Oins to take place in that Beautiful season of the year when As the Boone county poet says quot the Frost is on the Pinkin. And the fodder s in the it would to a piece of cruelty for me to inflict upon this convention Ono of my speeches after a the eloquent Efi Orta which you Bave heard from my friends Gordon and Baldwin. I shall Only again thank you and Laaure you that i win make the Best time possible Forward. Colonel i5d\v.\ed ii. Wolfe came next in order and said or. President and gentlemen of the convention it Geekins to me you have converted this convention into a picnic with your present state of slicers. I have not words to adequately express my thanks to you for the Honor you have conferred upon to in designating me with the other present state officers for the office to which i have again been Noni Inaten. Although this result was not unexpected by Rae i assume Yon it a none the less appreciated. Two years ago when i successfully sought to obtain the nomination for auditor of state. I believed that not Only the Republican party As a National organization would continue to control and manage the government and the Union but i believe ii that the time had come when the administration of the affairs of the great state of Indiana was to to transferred to that same Renu Bucu party Aud other members on tha quot to ticket and with All of them from the Day of the adjournment of that memorable convention until the Day of the elections in october and november contributed Liat i could in every Liono Rable Way to bring and assure that result. Tho administration of the present Republican state officers is before Tho people and to that record and that administration we invite the most rigid scrutiny and Tho most searching inquiry. Applause a an officer in charge of the Public of the state made and required by Law to take great responsibility in auditing and following Many claims presented against the state and involving Large sums of quot Money i have been governed solely by tie Law and by the interests of the people. App Louise i have no doubt that sometime during this Campaign you will hear some thug of sovino of my Olti Cial Acta. I possibly and i regret it if it is so i May possibly receive Tho personal of Somo very dear friends in this state because i am to Day As auditor of your state occupying Tho position of defendant in the courts of your state resisting the payment out of your state Treasury of of dollars of your Money. 1 have no Couin Romise to make upon that question. I have endeavoured to dist Large Niy duties honestly and faithfully. I have Given the Oitice my constant attention and i have Maine it.9 duties Iny constant study and i expect to continue to discharge those duties in the same Way for the two years to come. I have kicked out of your state and i shall continue to kick out of your state the fraudulent corporation and dishonest organisations that fleece Tho people of the state out of their Money applause i believe Are swindles and i have so denounced them and if you will give me the Law i will kick them every one out. Ai Plause now fellow republicans i have no Spee ii to make. I expect like these other gentlemen to contribute what i can in Iny feeble Way to the Success of the ticket. I think every let Democrat will and out before this Campaign is Over that have something else to do besides undertaking to acco Niliah the impossible feat of carrying a Keg of whisky on one Abou Bler and a Glass of water on the other. Applause As i came into the convention i was presented with a copy of or. Engli aji s speech of we iii you have heard 80 much recently and it occurred to to while i thought about the efforts of the democratic ii arty in this township in tie convention that occurred a few months ago and in their District convention which at Shel Bovillo and made Tho famous Shelbyville platform when i thought about the labor that had been expended by the great lights of Trio democratic ii arty the eminent men of that organization How they attempted to formulate i Niblic opinion on this question and How they thought they had the platform about Setti Eil and i read or. English s speech. And it occurred to me that his construction of the platform and Tho position of the democratic party could Best be illustrated by a Story that general Irant used to toll. I saw the Story republished in the Indianapolis sen inel a few Days ago. General Grant once told about a Blacksmith w to iii retook to make out of a huge piece of Iron a Cic vib. Ilo worked on it , but railed. He then concluded he would make out of what left a Horseshoe. To worked at that faithfully and Faile Ltd again. He then concluded to would make out of what was left a Horseshoe Nail and failed again and finally in his disgust he threw the re hot mass into Tho water that usually stands by the Blacksmith s Anvil and says quot i will Miako a do big fizz out of you an Way quot applause non. Kok welf. S. , candidate for treasurer of state being introduced said or. President and gentlemen of the convention�?1 am again Brou Trot before the peo Jile of Indiana As a candidate for treasurer of state. For this great Honor i am Verv thankful to you one and All. I shall if elected to that Otyce for a second term try and Lill it in a manner that will be acceptable to every m it Ember not Only of Tho Republican party but of every citizen of Tho state of Indiana. Applause As the custodian of the Cash in tie Treasury of the state of Indiana. I will guard it with a jealous Eye. And whether i turn Over my Trust next february or whether alter four years f shall then be called upon to turn it Over i will pledge you that every Dollar of the Money will to there to turn Over. Tho state of Indiana has been very kind to me. She has always treated me in such a Way that i am under obligations to the state and the old county that came Dipso favourably for me two years ago. I thank you gentlemen for Thia nomination. Prof. a. Blo.s3 said or. President and gentlemen of the convention to have received this confirmation this unanimous support this renewal of your Conti Deco to Ilay after two years of trial is indeed to to exceedingly Gratifying and i return to you my most Heartfelt thanks for Thia Honor. It been the in Rose of my administration to so conic it the work of my Oil icons to do equal exact Justice to All. Regallo a of sex or party race or color and if in this i have failed it has been an error of the head and not of the heart. My predecessors have together with Tho people of this state established a grand system of Public sci ools grand and known not Only at Home but abroad. It has been my Endeavor to maintain the Standard which has been already attained and together with the teachers of this Stato and the 1,500 Schord of slicers to add to that renown and distinct Lioti for our state. I have one other ambition and that is this that Dollar of Public school fund shall be kept inviolate that every Dollar of tax assessed upon Tho people of the. State Anil every Dollar of interest coming from our grand school Fumi shall be not honestly Apperti Ned and distributed l it that it shall be honestly and faithfully accounted for. Applause this was my ambition during Tho past two years of work and it shall be during Tho next two years. Applause an Olio of speeches. Governor Porter responded to repeated Calls As follows i thank you fellow citizens for the compliment that you have paid to the administration of the state since i have been honoured with Tho Oitice of its chief executive hut i think the Resolution ought to have included the e aide coadjutor whom you have nominated Here to Day who have assisted me during Tho entire execution of my work. Even the democratic state convention in its arraignments has not arraigned the conduct of Tho state Iron ornament under the officers whom you have nominated Liere to Day Aud Why they should have a week ago to nominate other men to execute these important trusts is something that will be sum lar to the people. Who Are these men that have been nominated Here to Dayl one a Soldier who Haa hobbled hereon his Crutch to Adil Ress you having buried Ono log upon the Battle Field. Pula use. Colonel Wolf Here almost the youngest colonel in the Union army who not Only was a Gallant Soldier himself but his father fell on the held of Battle. Applause my Friend or. Hawn Here a Soldier in two fighting in the service of his country. They dare not say anything against him. To is a Man of weight and wouldst Down on them. Lian Guter and applause and there a my Friend major Gordon my old sci tool boy Frie iid and never in my life did my bosom Palmitate with More Delight than on the Day when i was Able to repay him tor kindness which i had experienced from him from my boyhood up. To is a Soldier of two also whose son was shot dead outline Fridd of Battle by a rebel Bullot. Professor blogs Here a Soldier in Tho Twenty seventh Rog intent of Indiana volunteers. Every Noni Ineo but Ono a Soldier in Tuo Union army applause Aud that one judge baldwins a Man Whoso words Pierce Liko bullets. Applause Why my Youdu whoa i liar Tufeao cheers Chat Salute these Gallant men who on Fields of blood have offered their lives for the service of the country i feel As ii Tho old Republican Bugle was blowing at Ain Fop a grand Victory in november. Applause to Tho Republican party has been assigned As judge Baldwin has said the great responsibility under divine Providence of taking up new questions that concern the Public welfare and going through unpopularity and debate and strip Ingle until in the end Thev bring Thorn up to Triumph. Applause and there has never a measure since the Republican party organized from the beginning to Tho end in which it has not ultimately triumphed. Ai it Plaise Why is it possible that the Timo has come after the achievements of our soldiers in preserving the Union of these states has the Timo come when Fetters Are to to put upon Tho people and it shall to declared that when the body of the nation that a Chango shall to made in the Constitution tha people shall not have Freo right to express their voice the democratic party has not been fortunate in the Way of amendments applause and when that que option comes up they always aay with Macbeth quot take any other shape Thau who does not remember it was but a few years ago in the history of a nation who Doea not remember that when after the War the Republican party in Congress presented tha amendment to the states for the abolition of slavery that a Republican party of Indiana passed the amendment through both branches of tiie legislature and that when the next legislature the democratic Narty passed a Bill through both houses of Tho legislature recalling that amendment. Who Doea not remember that when the right of citizenship was conferred upon coloured men or was or Posod Tobe conferred upon coloured men by the fifteenth amendment to tha Constitution Aud when there was a clause there that no part of the debt contracted in the service of Tho rebellion should to Pai Ltd that the democratic i.,egi8ature of Indiana attempted to break up a quorum by every democratic member resigning. Applause thank god at that time Oliver p. Morton great applause great lawyer As he was great in every other Way was the head of the state he called into counsel great lawyers and they said that the Loyal men that remained at their posts were the legislature of Indiana applause and that the Only things that Tho fugitives who had left their joists had gained was everlasting Dilmac a on their names. That was the first undertaking in Indiana of the democratic party of the aun Jentof a oddments. Well i think you have some slight recollection of some amendments about two ye.ar8 ago. Applause and laughter How Many strange things happened. It happened that Down at new Albany Trio men Ono As Plain Itile Aud the other As defendant both began a suit by agreement and both desired the Sauie result. It happened that that Little Case was tried and was taken promptly to the supreme court. It happened that it Itiat Little Case wis decided la one Way Indiana a hich was understood to be a november state would become an october state. It happened that when the Case Camo to the supreme Tourt it was deemed so Plain this great constitutional question in whoa the people were so vitally inner rated the Case was argued Ono Day and decided the other against the people. it hair peed that the Day on which the decision was made was about one or two Days before the democratic National convention. It happened that an Indiana Man waa a candidate for the nomination for the presidency before that convention and it was thought it would be a great thing it Indiana should to changed from a november to an october state. Well How the Happy condition of things by which All these things happened tii rued to the Success and glory of the Republican party. Applause it was Tho fact that Indiana was converted in this manner into an october state that gave us thousands of democratic votes in the canvass. It was Tho fact that Indiana waa an october state and won a reon lican Victory that probably caused us to win the great presidential Battle so that Trio wickedness of men is often turned to account for the Good of the people. Applause Well Theu what Lias Hap Ieuka now a few Mont a ago a proposition waa made that upon this question of Tho fireside this question of tie famil this prestion in which every wife a v a great Deal better right to aay what ought to be done than Thomas a. Hendricks or Joseppi l. Quot Mcdonald Applei Isitt it happened that when it proposed to submit ail amendment up in the i pics lion whether Hutoxi Chatiuk liquor should be prohibited 111 Thia state merely to tiie iou of tile i eos be might to taken upon it. That the whole Jimart put itself in Opp Oai Tiomi to it and it waa an overwhelming Surprise to Tho a leaders Walii they saw that accumulation of opinion among the people that the amendments should be submitted. Ulicy Iliad no idea when the curve Nikon Ali it there Woi iid be any such result luit the Reim lican party always ill favor of the rights of the people applause always being in the forefront quot the Jie pfc s Banner applause the Republican Parry bad made the pc Bimi Faion of Bat Ipi estion so Iio Pular with the democratic uias.s-. S that its convention afraid to decide that those amendments should not be submit red. Liei quot got up a Bort of Durglo by which if possible Uliey May disappoint the people in the interest of rims but they were compelled to make the appearance to the people of being in favor of tiie submit Shioui of the amendments. And to show Thier unfairness to the a Leople they put Forward a platform with this seeming and Theu put up a statesman who unnecessarily said thut lie was then retiring from Public life Maui Rater Man Olio tired a shot that has proven much Moro effective in. The breach than it waa in the muzzle. Laughter Aud applause Aud or. English Here has gone Bock Twenty five years or such a matter to prove not that the Reni Buican party has not always been the Friend of every foreign born citizen but that Twenty live Tho democratic party was. Be Don t bring it Down to a lower Date. Now my friends i can go Baca in memory to a few of the things that happened in tii Ose past Daya. For one by Pui Ilic speech and private controversy i have fought know Rothii Gibin from its Rise to its fall. Applause i remember too that it was not Many years ago when our foreign born citizens Nai ii realized under our naturalization Laws when they went Back to their old Homes were impressed into Tho armies of Tho country from which they Lead emigrated. One of the Dearest friends that i have in this City one of the most respected Germana 111 this City wont Back to his old prussian Home and waa impressed into the prussian army. Now under Republican Rule to have treaties Witti every nation in Europe by which the full rights of american citizenship Are granted to every foreigner who is naturalized on our soil. Applause they talk about the Republican party being in any Way opposed to our German fellow citizens. The treat eat honors that Ever Nave been conferred upon a Public Man in this country were conferred by the Republican party upon a German Sra Esmau. That Man who is regarded by them As the representative German. Car Shurz applause waa elected by a Reni colican a United slates senator irom the state of Missouri and after having Thia and other honors leaped upon him he was appointed a member of the Cabinet of a Republican president. It Tho democratic party show a instance in which they have loaded Wotli Public honors any German or irishman in that Way. And Here to Day we have declared not some Little thing about suspects for there a no american Irish menu British prisons but to have declared Tho great Princi Jile la Tavor of Iris Limen that we Are for breaking up the Grzac rented estates in that Island and Stii Bisbing there instead be Araut proprietorship Aud that to Hopo to see the Day when Tho principle that prevails among us shall prevail in that Issaca that the local government of Ireland shall be in the hands of the people. Applause there is something substantial about that which Irish leu at least can understand. Weh our Frienda on the other Side have talked to us about talf. What a discovery they have made. Thoy Aro a favor of a Revenue Tariff with incidental Protection and discrimination in favor of american . It is the first time Sluco Tho organization of the democratic party that they have Ever declared that doctrine. In i85�, in Tho year when Tho Republican party waa organized the resolutions of the democratic party in the National convention were that they were in favor of free Trade. What is free Tradel it is that customs duties shall not to levied but that instead of that Trio expenses of the government shall be paid by a direct tax on the urdu Erv of the people. Well the Republican part Coil batted that doctrine and from 1856 to 18 j8 the Dyno Oratio platforms were silent on the Bublej of the Tariff. In 1802 Thoy declared Thoy wer in favor of a Revenue Tariff Only but in 1872 Thoy got afraid of that declaration and at Tho time that Horace Greeley was Toniu Iarud they said that As there was a Dot Vorence of opinion la the democratic party they were a favor of leaving Tho question to Tho congressional District. V t Ell now. That Tho Way that general Hancock got at a a and thought it was a local question and Liat it had come up la Tho town Council of his native Tow i. In isso though instead of saying that to let was a dif Terence of opinion and it ought to be submit teil to Tho people they came Back and said were in favor of a Revenue Tariff Only. What ii a nov onto Tariff Only u is a Tufit tiit does noi

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