The Back Matter

Union labor party
Alson J. Streeter and Charles E. Cunningham / The Union Labor Party / 1888



Ohio, a Sketch of Industrial Progress, by Jno. T. Short, late Professor in the Ohio State University. Pamphlet, 56 pp. 25¢.

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As it is difficult often to find readily the music, even of such popular airs as are set to the words of our Log Cabin Song Book, we announce an edition of the same with music, if sufficient orders are received to justify its publication. The price will probably be 25 cents per copy. Order quick if you want any, as the edition, if published, may be a limited one.


Log Cabin Song Book No. 2. — So many of the early purchasers of our Log Cabin Song Book of 1840, revised for the campaign of 1888, have written us saying “We want some more,” that we have decided to issue in the near future ” Log Cabin Song Book No. 2,” at same price as this one, postpaid 10 cents. The book will be compiled and many of the songs written by the editor of the present book. Early orders solicited by the publisher,

41 and 43 S. High St., Columbus, O.

Adverting copy from the last page and inside back cover of The Harrison log cabin song book of 1840 : Revised for the campaign of 1888, with numerous new songs to patriotic airs,  edited by O. C. Hooper and published by A. H. Smythe.

Alas, the contemplated edition of this book with the music included has eluded me, if it was ever actually published, nor do I have a copy of a second volume, if indeed it was ever produced, available to me.

Streeter and Cunningham, of the Union Labor Party, in the picture above, were only two of the third-party candidates from 1888.  They won nearly 150,000 votes and carried two counties.

Other third-party candidates in 1888 were Clinton B. Fisk and John A. Brook of the Prohibition Party (the most successful of the third-parties in 1888, with close to 259,000 votes).  They would eventually see their platform carry in 1919 with the Volstead Act and the 18th Amendment — which over the following decade would be proved, by the experimental method, to be a thunderingly bad idea.

The United Labor Party fielded Robert H. Cowdrey and  W.H.T. Wakefield.   They proposed a single tax as their main platform plank, a plan that still hasn’t gone away, although it, too, looks like it would be a  thunderingly bad idea.  As such it’s been seized on by the modern Libertarians, who have a positive tropism for bad ideas.

The National Equal Rights Party ran Belva A. Lockwood and Charles S. Wells, on a platform supporting female suffrage.  This was such an amazingly good idea that it’s a wonder that Adams, Jefferson, Franklin et al. didn’t put it in the Constitution when they had a chance.  The 19th Amendment, in 1920, gave women the vote. Lockwood was the first female admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court, and, in 1884, had become the first female US Presidential candidate to actually appear on official printed ballots.

The American Party, the last gasp of the Anti-Masonic Party that had figured so prominently in US politics in the 1830s and 1840s, nominated James L. Curtis and Peter D. Wigginton.

The Industrial Reform Party ran Albert Redstone.

The Greenback Party, which favored paper money, having achieved all its goals, had no reason to exist.  They got just seven delegates to their convention, didn’t field a candidate, and vanished.

So, back to Election songs.  Should I do the Election of 1860, the Election of 1840, or shall I turn to other subjects?

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