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the Republican policy has been partially moderate return for its use belong to capi. avoided by the Democratic measures. passed tal. Violence or breaches of order in supat the late session of Congress, restoring the port of the real or supposed rights of either debt paying power to silver dollars, mado should be promptly suppressed by the law in spite of a Presidential veto, and strong arm of the law. stopping the further destruction of green The Republican party by its legislation in backs, we demand as further acts of justice, 1872, which reduced the tariff upon vituas well as measures of relief, the absolute minons coal from $1 25 to 75 cents per ton; repeal of the Resumption Act, and lawful and upon iron, steel, wool, metals, paper, liberation of the coin hoarded in the Treas. glass, leather, and all manu:actures of each ury : the removal of all restrictions to the of them, 10 per cent, struck a fatal blow coinage of silver, and the reëstablishment of at the industries and labor of Pennsyl. silver as a money metal, the same as gold-vania. *** the same ns it was before its fraudulent de. Our public debt should be held at home, monetization; the gradual substitution of and the bonds representing it ought to be of United States legal tender paper for Na small denominations, in which the savings tional bank notes, and its permanent estab. of the masses may be safely invested. ishment as the sole paper money of the country, made receivable for all dues to tho

Tennessee Democratic. Government, and of equal tender with coin : the amount of such issues to be so regulated

(Adopted August 15.) by legislation or organic law as to give the We demand that the military shall be subpeople assurance of stability in the volume ordinate to the

civil authority in fact as well of currency, and the consequent stability of as in theory: the repeal of laws which have the value: no further increase in the bonded destroyed our commerce; the repeal of the debt, and no further sale of bonds for the declaration that the currency bonds of the parchase of coin for resumption purposes, Government shall be paid in coin, and the but the gradual extinction of the public payment in Treasury notes of so much of debt : ngid economy; the reduction of ex. said bonds

as may be found due after deductpenditures in all branches of the public sering the difference between the value of the vice, and a tariff for revenue only.

gold paid and the currency due thereon ac

cording to contract; the unconditional rePennsylvania Republican.

peal of the Resumption Act; that the odious

National banking act be repeale!!, and [Adopted May 15.)

greenbacks bo substituted for the circula. That it is uncompromisingly opposed to tion of the National banks; that Treasury free trade, in whaiever disguise presented, notes be made receivable for all Government unchangingly devoted to home industry, I dues; that no more interest-bearing bonds and hereby avows its special and direct hog be issued; that all loans required by the tility to the Tariff bill now pending in Con. Government be raised by the issuance of gresy, the same being in the interest of im. non interest-bearing. Treasury potes; that porters and foreign manufacturers, and in the coinage of silver be made unlimited, and opposition to American labor. **'* while it is the cheaper metal, that it be paid

That the Southern Republicans, white and to the public creditor exclusively upon a'l colored, have our earnest sympathy in the bonds sustly payable in coin ; that the value unequal contest to which they are subjected of all silver coins be regulated, and that for civil liberty and the maintenance of their they be made receivable for all Government constitational privileges, and that in the indues and be recoined by the Government terest of their guaranteed rights we demand and paid out to its creditors; the repeal of from the General Government for them an the laws which deny the people of seveequal and fair ballot, and that equality be- ral States the right to deterinine for them. fore the law which should be the basis of selves whether they will authorize

banks or every government.*

not; that capital in every form be required

to bear the burdens of Government equally Pennsylvania Democratic. with labor and production; that the present (Adopted May 23.)

financial policy of the Government to con.

tract the circulation of Treasury notes, dis. That farther contraction of the volume of parage silver, magnity gold and National United States legal-tender notes is unwise banknotes, he reversed, and every legitiand unnecessary. They should be received mate mode adopted to level the volume of fur customs duties and reissued as fast as our currency with silver and Treasury received. Gold, silver, and United States notes. legal-tender notes at par therewith are a Just basis for paper circulation. A close connection of the Federal Goverument with

Texas Democratic. the business interests of the people through

[Adopted July -] National banks tends to monopoly and cen.

We demand, as further acts of tralization, but in changing the system, justice as well as measures of relief, the reuniformity of notes. security of the note- peal of the Resumption Act, the lawful lib. holders, and protection of the capital in eration of the coin hoarded in the Treasury, vested, should be provided for. Treasury the removal of all restrictions to the coinage notes issued in exchange for bonda bearing of silver, fraudulently demonetized, the suba low rate of interest is the best form in stitution of United States legal-tender for Na. which the credit of the Government can be tional bank notes, and its permanent reëstabgiven to paper currency. Labor and capital lishment as the sole paper money of the coun. have equal demands upon and equal respon. try, made receivable for alt dues to the Gov: sibilities to law. Commerce and manufac- ernment avd of equal tender with coin, the tures should be encouraged so that steady amount of such issue to be regulated by leg. employment and fair wages may be yielded islative or organic law, so as to give to the to labor, while safety of investment and people an assurance of sufficiency and sta

bility in the volume of the currency and con-Government to coin and create money and sequent stability of value. No further in regulate its value. All bank issues designed crease in the bondod debt; no further salo to circulate as money should be suppressed. of bonds for the purchase of coin for re- The circulating medium, whether of metal sumption purposes, but a gradual reduction or paper, shall be issued by the Government, of the public debt by payment according to and made

a full legal-tender for all debis, the original contract by which it was cre- duties and taxes in the United States, at its ated : a rigid economy in all branches of the stamped value. public service, and a tariff for revenue only. There shall be no privileged class of credit

Wo favor ono currency for the Governors. Officul salaries. pensions, bonds, and ment and the people, the laborer and the all other debts and obligations, public and office holder, tho pensioner and the soldier, private, shall be discharged in the legal. the producer and the bondholder.

tender money of the United States, strictly Wo hold that the right of the states to according to the stipulations of the laws tax property in the states is inviolable, and under which they were contracted. that United States bonds should bear the That the coinage of silver be placed on burden of Government equally with all the same footing as that of gold. other property, and any legislation that ex Congress shall provide said money ade. empts said bonds from taxation is unjust and quate to the full employment of labor, the oppressive.

equitable distribution ofits products, and the We declare that all bonds and obligations requirements of business, fixing a minimum of the National Government ought to be amount per capita of the population as near paid in legal-tender notes of the United as may be, and otherwise regulating its States, except where it 18 otherwise pro. value by wise and equitable provisions of vided by the original law under which they law, so that the rate of interest will securo were issued ; and all that can be called in to labor its just reward. w Govern. and paid now should be paid at once, and the ment bonds and money should be taxed remainder as soon as it can be lawfully done. precisely as other property, and a graduated

income tax should be levied for the susport Wisconsin Republican,

of the Government and the payment of its

debts. Public lands are the common property (Adopted August 1.1

of the whole people, and should not be sold to We rejoice at the prospects of the speculators nor granted to railroads or resumption of specie payments by the close other corporations, but should be do. of the present year. A stable, pon-iinctuating nated to actual settlers in limited quanticurrency, possessing intrinsic value-coin, ties. * No monopolies should be legal. or gold, or silver, at the pleasure of the ized. * Such legislation should be had holder-18 the only secure foundation of per. that the number of hours of daily toil will manent business prosperity. Such a cur. be reduced, giving to the working classes rency will impart that steadiness to prices more leisure for mental improvement and which is an essential condition for the suc- their several enjoyments, and saving them cessful prosecution of legitimate industry from premature decay and death. and enterprise, and is equally demanded by The adoption of an American monetary the true interests of the laborer and the system, as proposed herein, will harmonizo business man and the capitalist.

all differences in regard, to tariff and Federal The value of all paper currency, whether taxation, reduce and equalize the cost of issued by the Government or by the banks, transportation by land and water, distributo consists in the promise it bears of payment, equitably the joint earnings of capital

and and in the degree of credit attached to that labor, secure to the producers of wealth promise. If it cannot be converted at pleas the results of their labor and skill, and mus. ure into currency of intrinsic value, it can

ter out of service the vast army of idlera, pot remain at par, and its depreciation will who, under the existing system, grow rich be in proportion to the prospects of its being upon the earnings of others, that every man oonvertible within a longer or shorter and woman may, by their own efforts, seperiod. The printed bits of paper which cure a competency. 80 that overgrown for. Bomo wild theorists propose to employ as tunes and extreme poverty will be sellom currency, and which they term “absolute found within thelimits of our Republic.*** money, containing no promise of payment

That the contract system of employing and no intrinsic value, would soon become labor in our prisons and reformatory instituabsoluto in one respect only. They would tions works great injustice to our mechanics bo absolutely worthless. This and other and artisans, and should be prohibited. chimerical projects by which it is proposed

The importation of servile labor into tho to find a cheap and worthless substitute for United States from China is a problem of the measure of value accepted and employed the most serious importance, and we recom. by the civilized world are based upon delu. mend legislation looking to its suppression. síon, if not dishonesty, and if adopted would

That we believe in the supremacy of law result in disaster and shame. we hold it to over and above all perishablo material, and be the duty of Republicans and all good cit. in the necessity of a party of united people izens to oppose with uncompromising firm that will rise above old party lines and prej. ness all those mischievous thoories, as well udices; we will not affiliate in any degreo as the cognate doctrines of Communisni and with any of the old parties, but in all cases Internationalism, which menace society, in- and localities will organizé anew, as anited dividual liberty and the accumulated say. National men, nominate for office and offiings of industry. *

cial positions only such persons

clearly believers in and identified with this National Platform of the Greenback our sacred cause, and, irrespective of Party.

creed, color, place of birth, or past copdi. (Adopted at Toledo, Ohio. February 22.]

tions of political or other servitude, vote

only for men who entirely abandon old It is the exclusive function of the General | party lines and organizations.

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1979, ts March 3, 1883. He received all the

votes in tho Senate, and all but ive in the 1878, November 26-Hon. Georgo S. Hous.

House of Representatives. ton was elected to serve from March 4,

IOWA. 1879, to March 3, 1885, to succeed Hon. 1878. January 29.-Hon. William B. All. George E. Spencer.

son was reëlected, from March 4, 1879,

to March 3, 1885. The vote was: Senate-Al

lison 34, Daniel F. Miller 12, M. E. Cutts 1. CALIFORNIA.

House-Allison 66, Miller 26, E. N. Gates 3, 1877, December 19.-Hon. James T. Far. M. E. Cutts 1. Absent or not voting 4. ley was elected to succeed IIon. Aaron A.

KENTUCKY. Sargent, fron March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885. The vote was: Sunate-Farley 28, Hams was elected to succeed Hon. Thomas

1878. January 17.-Hon. John 8. Wil. M. M. Estee 12. IIouse-Farley 54, Esteo C. McCreery, from March 4, 1879, to March 24, Jackson Temple 1. and 1 excused. The

3, 1885. Tho final vote in joint convention

was-Williams 126, Robert Boyd 11. The following ballots wero taken in the Demo ballotings began January 8, and were as fol. cratio caucus, December 12, 13 and 17, | lows:

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Total.......... 137 136 133 133 133 137 137 132 122 131 132 137 called to make a nomination, 42 votes being Necessary to a choice, 69. required :

On the night of the 16th of January Gen. eral Williams was nominated in the Democratic caucus, on the eleventh ballot. Ho

was chosen Senator the next day, as above. Ballots,

MARYLAND. 1878, January 18.-Hon. James B.Groome was elected to succeed Hon. George R. Den. nis. from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885.

Thero were four ballots, as follows: 1.

17 | 19 | 16 | 19 9 2

17 | 1915 18 9 3. 20 21 19 19 2

Names.

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22 20 1919 1 5.

22| 19 | 20 | 19 1 6. 23 | 18 | 20 | 19 Samuel Hambletou..

4 6 2 7 24 | 21|18118 Lewis H. Steiner.

16 18 8. 24 | 19 | 2017

Philip Francis Thomas... 17 15 5 9. 25 20 19 17 1 George R. Dennis..

20 30 22 10. 28 2018 | 17 1 John M. Robinson.

6 91 23 11 26 | 19 | 18 | 18 James B. Groomo..

11 12 20 12 25 18 1 2017 Joseph A. Wicks..

3 3
24 | 18 2017
Frederick Stamp:

4 6 5 14 28 | 19 | 18 15 Montgomery Blair.

t : 2 15.

] James A. Gäry.

1 30 | 22 19 | 10 16. 30 | 23 | 16 | 12 Scattering...

6 21 16 17.

32 21 14 14 18. 31 22*| 15 | 13

Total....

98/104 105) 93 35 2221

Necessary to a choice, 47. 10. 35 23 | 20

The following ballots were taken in the 21 36 23 | 20

Democratic caucus : January 16-Groome 80 23 | 20

36, Dennis 25, Robinson 10, Scattering 10. 23. 39 2218

On 17th-Groome 51. Robinson 27, James 24 40 21|18

A. Pearce 2. The next day the electioa was 25. 42 19118

made.

OHIO. Hyland withdrow.

1878, January 16.—Hon. George H. Pen. GEORGIA.

dleton was elected to succeed Hon. Stanley 1878, November 19.--Hon. John B. Gor. Matthews, from March 4, 1879, to March 3, don was reelected, to serve from March 4, 1885, The vote was as follows: Senate

13.

19.

22.

Pendleton 24, blank votes 7: absenteeg 4

OREGON. 3 Republicaus and 1 Democrat. HousePendieton 67, blank votes 36. Stephen John. 1878, September 17. Hon. James H. son 3 ; absentees 3–1 Republica: and 2 Slater was elected to succeed Hon. John H. Democrats.

Mitchell, from March 4, 1879, to March 3, The following ballots were taken in the 1885. The vote was as follows: SenateDemocratic caucus, January 10, called to Slater 18, N. B. Knight 3, James K. Kelly make a nomination–47 votes being re- 2, W. D. Hare 2 J. N. Dolph 2, L. L. Row. quired:

land 2, Jesse Applegate 1. House-Stater

30, Boise 6, W. C. Johnson 4, Hare 3, John Names,

H. Mitchell 2, James W. Nesmith 2, Dolph 2, J. F. Watson 2, scatter.ng 4, blank 3, ab.

sent 2. George H. Pendleton.. 40 46 51

VERMONT. George W. Morgan..

22 19 16 Thomas Ewing.

17 20 19 1878, October 15.-Hon. Justin S. Mor. Durbin Ward..

3 rill was reölected, from March 4, 1879. to Frank H. Hurd.

March 3, 1885. The vote was: SonateGeorge L. Converse.

2 2

Morrill 26, Frederick Billings 2, Dickey 1, Henry B. Payne.

2 1

Barrett 1. House-Morrill 161, Dickey 59,

H. H. Powers 9, E. J. Phelps 4, c. c. Mar. Total.

90 92 92 tin 2, Billings 1.

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Principal Executive and Diplomatic Officers of the United States.

THE EXECUTIVE. RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, of Ohio, President of the Unite t states... .Salary $50,000 WILLIAM A. WHEELER, of New-York, Vice-President............

8,000 THE CABINET. WILLIAM M. EVARTS, of New.York, Secretary of State...

Salary $8,000 JOHN SHERMAN, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury.

8,000 GEORGE W. MCCRARY, of Iowa, Secretary of War..

8,000 RICHARD W. THOMPSON, of Indiana, Secretary of the Navy.

8,000 CARL SCHURZ, of Missouri, Secretary of the Interior..

8,000 DAVID M. KEY, of Tennessee, Postmaster-General..

8,000 CHARLES DEVENS, of Massachusetts, Attorney-General.

8,000 PRINCIPAL OFFICERS IN THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS. STATE DEPARTMENT.

Inspector General-Randolph B. Marcy Assistant Secretary-Frederick W. Seward (1861), Mass.* (1877), N. 5., salary, $3,500.

Quartermaster-General Montgomery C. Second Assistant & cretary-William Hun. Meigs (1861), Ga.* ter (1866), R, I., $3,500.

Commissary-General - Robert Macfeely Third Assistant Secretary-Charles Payron (1875), Penn.(1878), Mass., $3,500.

Surgeon-General-Jog. K. Barnes (1864),

Penn.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

Paymaster-General -Benj. Alvord (1876), Assistant Secretaries-John B. Hawley Vt. (1877), Ill., $4,500; Henry F. French (1876),

Chief of Engireers-Andrew A. Hum Mass., $4,500.

phreys (1866), Penn. Bureau of Engraving and Printing-Or.

Chiclos Crunance-Stephen V. Benet samus H. Irish (1878), Neb., $4,500.

(1874), Fla. Supervising Architect-J. G. Hill (1876),

Bureau of Military Justice-W. McKee Mass., $4,500.

Dunn (1875), Ind.* Bureau of Statistics—Joseph Nimmo, Jr. Chiej Signal Officer-Albert J.Myer (1866), (1878), N. Y., $2,400.

N. Y.
First Controller-Albert G. Porter (1878).

XAVY DEPARTMENT.
Jod., $5,000.
Second Controlier-Wm. W. Upton (1877),

Bureau of Yards and Docks-Richard L. Or.. $5,000.

Law (1878), Ind.it Commissioner of Customs-Henry C. John.

Bureau of Navigation-Wiliam D.Whiting son (1874), Penn, $4,000.

(1878), Mass. First Auditor-Robert M. Reynolds (1878), Ala., $3.600,

Bureau of Ordnance-William N. Jeffers

(1873), D. C. Second Auditor-Ezra B. French (1861),

Bureau of Provisions and Clothing-Geo. Me.. $3,600. Third Auditor-Horace

F. Cutter (1877), Ma89.*

Austin (1876), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery-J. Win. Minn., $3,600. Fourth Auditor-Stephen J. W. Tabor throp Taylor (1878), N.J.*

Burcau of Construction and Repair-John (1863), Iowa, $3,600.

W. Easby (1877), D. C.* Fifth Auditor-Jacob H. Ela (1872), N.

Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting-Earl H., $3,600.

English (1878). M, J.* Sixth Auditor-Jacob M, McGrew (1875), Bureau of_Steam Engincering-William II. Ohio. $3,600, Treasurer-James Gilfillan (1877), Conn.,

Shock (1877), Md.*

Solicitor-John A. Bolles (1866), Mass., $6,000).

$3,500. Register-Glenni W. Scofiell (1878), Penn.,

Commander of Marine Corps-Charlca G. $4,000. Controller of the Currency John J. Knox

McCawley (1876), Penn." (1872), N. Y.. $3,000.

POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Commissioner of Internal Revenuc-Green
B, Raum (1876), III., $6,000.

First Assistant Postmaster.General-James Solicitoi-Kenneth Rayner (1876), M183., N. Tyner (1877), Ird., $3,500. $3.000.

S rond Assistant Postin aster. General Superintendent Life-Saving Service-Sum.

Thos. J. Brady (1870), Ind., $3,500. ner L. Kimball (1878), Maine, $4,000.

Third Assistant Postmaster-General-Abra.

ham D. Iazen (1877), Penn., $3,500. WAR DEPARTMENT.

Assistant Attorney-General, Post.once DeAllutant-General-Edward D. Townsend partment-Alfred A. Freeman (1877), Tenn., (18,3), Mass.*

$4,000.
* Salary made up of pay and sundry allowances 1 Also Paymaster-General.

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