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WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 18S4.
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SHORT AM) SWEET.
THE GREAT UNKNOWN'S
LETTER OF ACCEPT
ANCE. The Duty of Government
Look After the Welfare
THE INELIGIBILITY OF THE
PRESIDENT FOR REELEC
The Kind of Civil Service Reform Urg
ed That llie Democratic Party
Does Not Want.
Ai.hany, August l'J. Gov. Cleve
land' letter, formally accepting tlic
Democratic nomination lor presi
dent of the- Unileil Slates, is as fol
(jESTijirMiuf I have icad vmir
communication, c!alcl July 28, 1881,
informing inc of my iioinitnition to
the oflice of president of the United
States by the national Democratic con
vcution lately assembled at Chicago.
I accept the nomination with a grati
fying appreciation of the Miprcmu
honor conferred, and a solemn Rente
of the responsibility which, in it- ac
ceptance, I assume. I have carefully
considered the platform adopted by
the convention ami cordially approve
the same. So plain a statement of
Democratic faith and the principics
upon which that party appeals to the
suffrages of the people need- no sup
plement or explanation.
It should he remcmbeied that the
otlice of president is essentially execu
tive in iU nature. The laws enacted
by the legislative branch of the gov
ernment the chief executive N hound
faithfully to enforce; and when the
wisdom "of the political party which
selects one of its members as a nomi
nee for that otlice. has outlined hi
policy and disclosed its principles, it
seems to me that nothing in the char
acter of the otlice on the necessities1 vf
the case requires more from the can
didate accepting such a nomiution
than the suggestion of well known
truths, so absolutely essential to the
safely and welfare of the nation that
they" cannot be too often recalled
or too seriously entorced.
We proudly call ours a government
by the people. It is not suth when a
class is tolerated which arrogates to
itself the management of publicad'airs,
-seekiug to control the people, instead
of representing them. Parties are the
necessary outgrowth of our insiitn
tions; but a government is not by the
people when one party fastens its con
trol upon the country and perpetuates
its power by cajoling and betraying
the people, instead of serving them.
A government is not bv the people
when a result which should represent
the intelligent will of free, and think
ing men is, or can be, determined by
tlie shameless perverMon of their suf
frages. When an election to ollice
shall be the selection bv the voter-of
ouc of their number to assume for a
time a public trust, in-tea J of hi- dedi
cation to the profession of polities;
when the folders of the ballot, quick
ened by a sense of duty, shall avenge
truth betrayed and nledges broken,
and when the sullragc shall be alto
gether free and uncorrnpted, the full
realisation of a government by
the people- will be at baud.
And of the means to this end
not one would, in my judgment, te
morfl effective than an amendment to
the constitution disqualifying the
president from le-election. When we
consider the patrongae of thi- great
office the allurements of public pow
er, the temptation to retain a public
place once gained, and, more than all,
the availability a partv tiuds in an in
cumbent whom a horde of officehold
ers, with a zeal born of benefits
received, anil fostered bv the hope
of favors yet to come, stand too ready
to aid with money and trained politi
cal service we recognie in the eli-
ffibilit v of the president for reelection a
most serious danger to that calm de
liberate and intelligent political action
which must charterizc a government
by the people.
"A true American sentiment recog
nizes the dignity of labor, and the fact
that honor lies'iu honest toil. Well
paid labor is a sign of national pro
perity. Ability to work constitutes
the capital, and tho wages of labor the
income, of a vast number of our popu
lation, and this interest should le
zealously protected. Our working
men are" not asking nnrca-onablo in
dulgence; but as intelligent and man
ly citizens they seek the same cou-M-eratiou
which tiioc demand who have
other interests at stake. They should
receive their full share of the care and
attention of those who make and ex
ecute the laws, to the end that the
wants and needs of the employer and
employed shall alike be subserved, and
the prosperity of the country, the
common heritage of both bo advanced.
As related to this subject, while we
should not discourage the immigration
of tho-c who come to acknowledge
allegiance to our government and add
to our citizen population, ct.
as a means of protection to
our workinginen, a different
rule should prevail concerning
those who. if they come or as brought
to our land, did not intend to become
Americans, but will injuriously com
pete with those justly entitled" to our
field of labor. In n letter accepting
the nomination of the ollice of goern
or nearly two years asro. I made the
following statement, to which I hive
steadfastly adhered: "The, laboring
classes constitute the main part of our
population. Thev should be protected
iu their effort- peace tblv to assert
their rights when endangered by ag
gressive cipital.and all statutes on this
subject should recognize the care of
tin; state for honest toil, and bn fram
ed with a view of improving the con
dition of the workingnian." A prop
er regard for the welfare of the work
ingman being inseparably connected
with the integrity of our constitution,
none of our citizens are more inter
ested than they iu guard
ing against any corrupting inllnenccs
which seek to pervert the beneficial
purposes of our government, and none
should bo ifcoro watchful of the artiul
machinations of those who allure
them to self-inllictcd injuries.
Iu a free country" the curtail
ment of tho absolute rights of
the individual should only be
such as is absolutely c-cntial
to the peace and good order
of the community. Tho limit between
the proper subjects of governmental
control aud those which can be more
fittingly left to the moral sense and
pelf-imposed restraint of the citizen,
should be carefully kept in view.
Thus, laws unnecessarily interfering
with tho habits and custom- of any of
our people which arc not offensive to
the moral sentiments of the civilized
world, and which arc. consistent with
good citizenship and the public wel
furd. arc unwise and vexatious.
The commerce of anatiou.to a great
extent, determines its supremacy.
Cheap aud easy transportation should
therefore be liberally fostered. With
in llio limits of the constitution the
general govcrnmcut should so improve
aud protect its natural waterways as
will enable the producers of the coun
try to reach a profitable market.
"The people pay the wages of the
public employeesand they arc entitled
to their lair and honest worK, which
the money thus paid should command.
It is the duty of those entrusted with
the management of their affairs to sec
that such public service is lortticom- j
iug. The selection and retention of i
subordinates in government employ
ment should depend upon their ascer-,
taincd fitness and the value of their t
work, and they should be neither ex
pected nor allowed to do questionable
party service. The interests of the
people will bo better protected; the '
estimate of public labor aud duty will '
bo immensely improved; public em
ployment will be open to all who dc-1
moustratc their fitness to enter it; the '
unseemly scramble for place under the I
government, with the consequent im-'
portuuity which embitters official life,
will cease, aud the public departments
will not be filled with those who con
ceive it to be their first dutx' to aid the
party to which they owe their place
instead of rendering patient and lion
est return to the people
1 believe that the public temper is
such that the voters of ttic land are
prepared to support the parly who
gives the be-t promise of administer
ing the government in the honest,
simple aud plain manner which is con -
sisteut with its character and pur -
poses, J hey have learned that niys-
tery and concealment iu the manage-
ment of their affairs cover tricks and
betrayal. The statesman-hip thev re-
ST lllfrfk iJkllil( tfl tl liniui. Var .1 am t I imitfiil
'jiiuj iiisnta in
honeatv and frugal
ity, a prompt rcspon-e to
the needs ot the people as they arise,
aud the igilant protection of all their
varied interests. 11 1 should be called
to the chief magistracy of the nation
by the suffrage of my fellow-citi.ens,
I "will assume the duties of that high
office with a solemn determination to
dedicate every effort to the country's
good, and with an humble reliance up
on the favor and support of the Su
preme Being, who. I believe, will
alway- aid honest human endeavor iu
the conscientious di-chargo of nublic
signed, Oitovmt (Ji.kvi:i.ani
To 'Col. Win. I' Vilas, chairman,
and D. 1. Itcsler and others, members
of the notification committee of the
Democratic national convention.
Kan.sas Ciiy, Aug. 19. Major Win.
Warner, chairman of the Republican
slate central committee, authorizes
the emphatic aud uuiiualilicd denial
ot the statement telegraphed a St.
Louis paper that his representative is
canvas-ing tiie state in the interest of
Gen. .John It. Henderson for the Re
publican nomination for governor.
Wajiixjo, Kan., Aug. 1!). The re
submission Republicans and Demo
crats of this city have chartered three
coaches and will attend the convention
at 1'opeka to-morrow with flying
colors. The train Icaes hero at it
o'clock a. in., arriving at 1'opeka at
11 o'clock a. m. The Wamego silver
cornet band will accompany the p.irlv.
DirruoiT, Aug. ID. The Greenback
state convention this evening effected
a permanent organization and ad
journed until to-morrow. It is thought
it will await the action of the Demo
crat- at Grand Rapids to-morrow.
I'lip general sentiment favors a fit-ion,
Ru tier's letter having brought many
to that opinion.
YOUNG REPUBLICANS. 1
MiXNiuroi.iP, Ivan.. Aug. lit. The
young Republican- of thi- town or
ganized a John A. Martin club on
Monday night at the opera house with
a memher-hip of fifty-eight, and with
every prospect of increasing it to one
hundred .S. M. Stanford was elected
president and (Jhailes 1'erdu -ecietary. ,
A uniform was adopted aud the name '
Plumed Knights. On Thursday even-
ing ot this week the hoys will hive a
grand rally and torch light procession,'
headed by the Minneapolis comet
baud. Hon. J. It. Burton, of Abilene,
will address the people. 1 he new uni
form will be here by that time, and it
i;. expected to have a grand gathering.
The boys arc awake, and will help to
roll up two hundred in ijority for John
a City, Iowa, Aug. 19.-
Johnson county board of uperviors
to-day granted six permits to manu
facture and sell alcoholic liquors. All
of the licentiates are saloon keepers
or brewers, and almost all wen: impli
cated iu the riotou? proceedings of
List week. Warrants for a number
of those who wen active iu the dis
turbance of last Wednesday have
been issued, and arrests are being
made as fast as possible.
DOWN ON ST JOHN AND MARTIN.
Lawrenci:, Kan., Aug. 18.--The
met here to-dav .ml made arrange-
ments for the comin.rst:lle .om-milim.
to be held ill this citv September 2.
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I lie unanimous opinion of the com
mittee was that Colonel A. B. Jct
more was the most available candi-
date for governor, as John A. Martin, , . "; "!l1 e w
ihorepnhr.ean nominee, had absolute ' ,c ""." ,,,eo,,It' ,,md..t,, '".?w"er. '" llle
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platform and allow himself to be
nominated on il. Not more than half
tin counties iu the state will be repre
ented in the convention In some of
them there are not enough ultra pro-
hiliitiouists to till a delegation. i;t.
John will not poll live thousand votes
iu this state. Kvcry Christian Tern-
perance I'nion is violently opposed to !
liini, as they think it is ouly a mow-j
ment on hi pirt to throw the election i
to i ho Democrats. :
Kansas City. -ug. 19. The dele
gates are gathering preparatory to
the (Iicenb.ick state convention, which ,
begins here, to-morrow. The leaders
have been engaged in caucusing the i
greater pirt of the day. There is a
good deal of talk of fusion with the
Republicans, and it is reported that a '
proposition has been m.ule with a '
view to placing u mixed ticket iu the j
field, lion. Nicholas Ford, of St. Jo
seph, is prominent ,is a candidate for J
Was-iiinuton, August 19. Kk-Gov- !
ernor Anthony. General Chas. W. !
lilair. and Mayor Xeelev, who are I
here on public business in the inter
ests of Leavenworth, leave for the
Rx-Gov. Osborne 'ails for Brazil on
Hon. Samuel J. Crawford, agent of
the state of Kansas arrived to-day.
Milton. Out.. Aug. 19. Kx-Gov-ernor
St. John, Kansas, presidential
nominee of the Prohibition party, ad
dressed a large audience here foilay
on prohibition. There was great cu"
thiisiasm ami he was repeatedly
Yorictown, . J. Aug 19. A lift ecu
vcar old daughter of a farmer named
"Wat sou. while on her way to market,
was inhumanly assaulted, robbed and
Pomkuov. O,, August 19. A tire
vestcrday destrovcil :
lags. Ixjss, $o0000;
CELEBRATION OF THE
BIRTH OF THE RE
Another Talk by Ben Butler
at Providence, Rhode
THE MISSOURI PROHIBITION
ISTS NOMINATE A FULL
County Republicans in Favor
the Reelection of Senator
John J. Ingalls.
THE REPUBLICAN CELEBRATION
Stroxo, Mc., Aug. 19. On the
- ) of August, 1854, a county convention
was held here which organized in the
name of the Republican party, and
nominated a full county ticket and
adopted a Republican platform. It is
claimed by the. people of Franklin
county that this convention gave birth
1 to the Republican party of the
, States. The claim is disputed,
surviving members of tlicconvcutioii
assert that it was the first to formally
' adopt the name "Republican''' and a
distinctive Republican platform. Thev
tS nfalni.t. ..-.- .. .-. lk A
are celebrating the thirtieth anniversa
ry to-day. The date was postponed
from the 7th to tho 10th, iu order not
to interfere with the other celebra
tions. The town is crowded
with people, and decorated
with flags, streamers and banners.
On the last is printed the originil
platform of tho convention of 1854.
A new Ulaine aud Logan llag 40 feet
long has been raised. The procession
formed at 12:15 to escort the speakers
to the grove. Seven Graud Army
po-ts headed the procession. Theii
followed about fifty political veterans,
present as delegate's at the convention j
thirty ears ago. The exercises were
held iu a hard uood grove on tho hill i
ide, where the people begau to gath-'
er as early as S o'clock. The meeting
was called to order at once. ' Nelson
Dingley, Jr., presided. He made a
brict speech, principally a review of'
the birth and career of'the Rcnubli- '
can parly, closing with a eulogistic ref
erence to the party's present condition.
Mr. ISIaiue, accompanied by Nanui
bal Hamlin and Kv-Govcrnor Robie,
arrived at two o'clock and was re
ceived with enthusiastic cheers. Gov.
KV.Iih. ilrsi nildre.sml tlio ninniin ;.. n
brief speech. He caused considerable ! m,tt,:0 " credentials was appointed,
merriment bv calling on all iu favor of A,,cr Si0",c '"'fcu-sion Judge Cowan s
Blaine for president to raise theirhand. "ame Wi,s withdrawn ami Mr. Me
'iho whole assembly apparently Greu' ma,!e temporary chairman,
responded. "And now,"' continued Another wrangle arose over the selec
tiie governor, "all those iu favor of V0" ot 'I10 ,mmi'!-'c " credentials,
anyone else, raise their hands.'' One ' ,1C chairman finally announced that
man held up his hand amid roars of he would appoint a member from each
laughter, whereupon the governor i 'istr,ict not contested,
exclaimed. "May God have mercy on . Aftc.r il storiny session the couven
hissoul." Blaine was loudly called ' tion adjourned till 8 p. in. electing
for ntnl imnti fmiiiinr f,.i..0nr,i "...., . . again at thai iiour tho fight wa- ie-
ceived with wild applause. He said
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"Fellow citizens The place and time
where the Republican parly was first
organized will, I presume, remain,
like the birthplace of Homer, the sub-
tnni ft ittiiiiil tt li tin t si Cni .litn-.
clnim the latter" and seven states may
claim the former. It could hardly be !
(loui)te(t tnat a great thought
a great thought com
mon to the minds of millions of men,
would find expression at the same
time and at places widely separated.
But I think it is historically true that
the patriotic men who met in this
town of Strong iu 1851
weie the pioneers of the
great movement which resulted
iu the organization of the Republican
party a movement whose grandeur
and whose destiny could not then be
measured. Creat parties never come
by a "whereas," and, a a rule, they
"row. Croat nartics cannot be ini-
proved or extemporized. Thev come
from instinct and the masses" of the
neonle. and are not the liroduet of
political labor. 'I bus it was with the
i'edcral party ; with the old Republi
can party: with the Democratic party,
and with that gr -at party whose ex
istence we eclcbruto to-day. I am
here to exchange congratulations with
old neighbors ami old friends con
I gratulations on all that has been ac-
complished to-day congratulations
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io continue n- great worKs in the
Mr. Blaine's speech was frequently
interrupted by applause and he closcil
amid jrreat enthusiasm. Congressman
Hiirroughs, of Michigan, wa the last ,
Pro viiium'i:. R. I.. Aug. 19.In
point of numbers Hutler's demon
stration at Rocky Point to-day was a
failure. Only about 3,000 persons lis
tened to Ct'iicral Hutler's afternoon
Icli..ii idace of the 10,000 or more
"1"'-. " uei, iu uis aoure
told why he was identified with the
laboring people, mid argued in in fa
vor of arbitration for the settlement
of disputes between employees and
"aiiui io icmni wr evils wicn now
ballot to remedy the
I militate against their welfare. After
j ui-uussiiij,' uiu niMory oi me great (
. i iiiMiiii i .im u. iu suisc, me peahcr
closed as follows;
1 ''It is uot a matter ot politics
j now fhat we aic about. Politics (
I should be the highest exhibition of
liuni'in intellect iu favor of the great
est number of men ami for the great-
i eat good of the greate-t number.
Applause. This is what you call
politics, but it is not what "you will
hear preached. You ill be told about
the history of the good old party. Let '
history take care of iUell. Let (tie
dead past bury its dead Let Us jro j
forward for new life and new work iu
behalf of the living, and join together
to give the rights which they ou'lit to
have to our children and our children's
children, Jo traii-mit to latest generi- t
tioii.' Loud and continued ap
plause. General ISmler. in the course of hi
speech, explained that he could not
longer sustain the Democratic party
organization, because it has not proved
itself friendly to the laboiing man.
The Republican?, he charged, were
aNo insincere in claiming to be the
friends of the workingnian.
HOME PROTECTION AND PROHIBITION.
Si:i).i.ia. Mo., A tig. 19. Tiie con
vention was cilled to order by W. M.
AVutson, of St. Louis, chairman of the
state conmiit tec of the Home Protec
tion and Prohibition party, who acted
as chairmau. he having been chairman
ol the St. Louis convention, of which
this is an adjourned meeting.
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a?secretar. A committee of five was
appointed to confer with the State
Prohibition alliance, now iu session.
After the reading of the minutes oft
the St. Louis .session, and listening to
several speeches, the convention took
a recess until 1 p. in.
Siuai-ia, Mo., Aiig 19. The con
vention reassembled"!!! the aficrr.oou
and the coniniittce on conference re
ported a resolution that the alliance
proceed to the nomination ol gov
ernor aud lieutenant-governor
and adopt a platform. After
a somewhat animated
1 the resolution was adopted and the I
convention nominated Rev. Juo. A.
Brooks, president of the prohibition
alliance, for governor, aud Henry
Esbbaugh for lieutenant-governor.
The home protection and prohibition
convention at Germania hall ratified
these nominations aud the convention
adjourned till evening.
ted the following report:
"We, the prohibition alliance of the
state of Missouri in convention as
sembled, declare it is not our intention
to organize a new political party.
First, we arc in favor of the largest
possible liberty consistent with the
public welfare. Sccoud, we advocate
the strictest enforcement or the exist
ing liquor laws, and the repeal of such
laws a3 arc inconsistent with the pub
lic good, and we look with apprehen
sion and alarm at the open aud fla
grant violation of the law, perpetrated
in certains portions of the state,
notably m cities, aud denounce that
spirit of servility on the part of pub
lic officers and party leaders which
favorably respond to the behests and
demands of the worst elements of.
society. Third, we favor only sober, I
honest and cirmlile innii for nublic 1
officers. Fourth, we favor the sub
missiou to the vote of the people of
an amendment to the constitution of
the slate, providing lor the
prohibition of the tale of
intoxicating liquors as a beverage.
Fifth, regardless of past political af
filiations, and as independent voters,
we pledge ourselves aud our influence
for the adoption of the principles of
this platform aud the election of the
candidates nominated by this alliance,
aud we solicit tho co-operation of all
voters who agree with us.
Col. Swilzeler asked lor a leading
of the section relating to the candi
dates, after which he stated he could
not suppoit or vote for such a section,
as he was opposed to the nomination
of candidates by the Prohibitionists
Mr. Deering spoke at some length
in favor of the section and on motion
i it was adopted
Hon. Chas. P. Johnson thcuaddre -
ed the convention on the issues of the
day and the need of a prohibition em
vass. MISSOURI DEMOCRATS.
I Kansas City, Aug. ID. The Dom
cratic congressional convention of this
(filth) district was called to order at
'J:."0 this afternoon, at Kumpf- hall,
, by I.. L. .Martin, chairman ot thecon
1 gres-ional committee. James Mc
Grew, of Lafayette, was named as
temporary chairman. Col. Wo! ford
I moved that tho name of W. K. Cowan,
I of Jackson, be substituted a- tempo
rary chairman. 'Ibis raised the ques
tion of the right to seats between the
, contesting delegates netore the corn-
ncwed and rc-mltcd iu a division of
the convention. The regular dele
gates of Jackson county organized a
convention and nominal ed Wrfi. II.
Wallace. The remnant of the oiiginal
convention at a late hour adjourned
M11 '-:,,.:t'ow' :fr passing a r
,10H "'vmngthe Jackson county
to return, t nlesstlie tactions are re-
I united the result will be the placing of
two Democratic candidates iu the
field, which will be likely to give the
district to the Republicans as in 1880,
when A'an Horn, Republican, was
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nee, recently achieved a rcputiition
tion of fhe
attorney in the pr
members of the Jamc '
OSAGE COUNTY REPUBLICANS. -I
Malvern, Kan., August 1!). The failed.
Republican convention of the forty-, Xr.w York, Aug. 19. The crcdi
fifth representative district mot at this I tors of lh6 West Point Foundry asso-
place to-dav and renominated Dr. W.
C Sweezy. It endorsed the national
and state platforms ami passed the
Resolved. That the Republican
party of Os.ige county is proud of
the brilliant record made by Hon.
John J. Ingalls in the United" States
senate, and we hereby instruct ihe
nominee of this convention if elected
to vote for and use his inllucnce in '
favor of his re-election to the high and
honorable oflice which he now so ablv
Houston, Texas, Aug. 19. -The
convention re-assembled at lour
pared to report, the delegates were
addressed bv Congressman Wellhoin
and other distinguished sneakers, af
ter which it adjourned mini
The convent ion rc-as-embled at8:."0.
The committee on platform notified
the convention that il was not jet
ready to report, and the convention
adjourned until to-morrow.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 19.--A. (!.
Pierce (colored) was nominated at
Greenville for congress in the Third
Mississippi or ''Shoe Stiing" district
by the Republican-.
Otti'Mwa, Iowa. Aug. 19.- The Re
publicans of the Sixth congressional
nominated Frank I'. Camp-
Rl'Mixn.i.. 111.. Aug. 19. The Re
publicans of the Eleventh congros-iou-al
district nominated Alex P. 1'etrie.
PrrrsiiURO, Aug. 38. The Republi
can conferees of the 'J 1th eongre-sion--el
district, composed of Washington,
Beaver and Lawrence counties nom
inated Dr, Oscar I Jackson, ot Law
rence county, for congress.
liLOOMINGTON, 111., A tiff. l'J. Ttic I
(rci'nli.irk state convention met at
noon to-da with thirty or fortv tlcb
.'.itcs, but accomplished uotliiii"; bc
Ibre lour o'clock p. in., beyond organ
ization. RIFLE CONTEST. '
Lkanknwokth, Kan.. Aug. 19. The ,
following shows the scores and order
of the lourtcen leading marksnieu in
the department contest: Thompson,
captain, 172: Deleale, private, 170:
Clark, private. 1G9: Crow, corporal,
168; McXab. corporal, 169: Day. i
lieutenant, 165: Hubbard, sergeant, '
168: Preston, private, 165; King, scr- i
geant, 1C4: (.iilloril, private. 16
Ciiamui. private, ioi; iH'sinomt, scr
geint, 160: oblitt. serceant. ir.O.
Whallon, sergeant, 160. The eonlc-i
closes to-da .
CiiATACQfA.N.Y., Aug. IM. The
exercise of the third anuuai com-
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Chatanqua univer-ity, were held to-
day. and the exercises conducted bv
Ilo.STON. Aug. 19. The excursion
steamers Twilight and Stamford ian
dcn.'.with passenger, were in collision
durinsr a dense fog. Xo one was
drowned. The Twilight has not yet
reported. The Stamford will "bo
brought to the city by tug, being
LlIAltLESTON. &. C. All?. 19. Jno. !
It. Sloan shot his wife dead, to-day. at
THE BODY OF WHISTLER
EXHUMED AT DELPHI,
Its Condition .Confirms the
Worst Reports of the Arc
INSTITUTES FOR THE
BLIND IN SESSION.
Other Interesting News, Notes
Items Whispered by the Mid
Deli'IH, Ixi., Aug. 19. A little
ter 7 o'clock this morning, the body
of Whistler, a member of'the Grcely
party, was exhumed. those present
were two physicians, Christian Whis
tler, the father, the aged Win. Whis
tler.the grandfather, the grandmother,
half a dozen laborers aud the repre
sentatives of the press. Whistler's
graveyard, where the body was in
terred.is near Roekfieldjhrec miles east
of litis place. It is a country church
yard containing not more than a doz
en graves. The body was exhumed
aud taken under the shade of a tree
near the graves. Ten minutes were
required to loosen the bolts of the
casket. The casket was found to be
filled with cotton waste. Holding the
body in place was a hemp cord. A
heavy blanket was next to the body
There was no further clothing. The
head was covered with cloth ami a
skull op with a seal skin outside.
Remnants of mittens were on the
bauds. The face and truuk were in a
good state of preservation. The red
hair aud beard easily identified him to
his friends. All the flesh had been
cut from tho arms and legs. The
limbs were perfectly bare ot
The right foot which had been frozen
was uot touched by the knife, and the
left hand was cut only to the wrist.
The breast had not been touched ; but
every particle ofllesh had been strip -
ped trom the back. The physiciau
found nothing iu the stomach. The
doctors will make no report of
their observations unless asked by the
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1!). In
dications for the Upper Missouri and
Lower Arkansas valleys : Partly
cloudy weather with local rains and
storm's; brisk southerly winds, .shift
ing to northerly iu northern port! ons.
Colkax, W. T., Aug. 19. Louis A.
Ivnott, under sentence of death, was
taken from flic jail this morning and
BICYCLES VS. HORSES.
Ciiic'auo, Aug. 19. Fhe following
is the score in the race of bicycles vs.
horses at the end of the day: Hicycles,
317 miles; horses 300 miles. The day
was evtremcly hot, aud the fast rid
ing was all done this evening.
New York, August 19. Police
Officer James Quigley wrestled to
night with Matsado Sorakichi, the
Japanese. There was a large attend
ance. After wre-sllimr for thirty-five
minutes in the first round and having
llio Mitrmitnrrn Plliirrlnv cnifl tin wrmlfl I
'","'..''', lD ,, " ""
lut nJt-anu iuv iiiuiu, iiiv; mj.iii.-u i
was covered wmi u loaiusome disease.
The referee, with Quigley's consent,
awarded the match to Matsada.
ciation and Patilditig, Kciuhlc & Co.,
have appointed a committee to exam
ine into the ntlairs of both concerns.
St. Paul, Aug. 19. Reports from
the general ollices of the various rail
roads centering here how that the
heavy rains of the past two or three
da s have caused considerable damage
to "crops, especially along the line of
the Omaha road, south and on the St
Paul division. Iu Manitoba numer
ous small washouts arc reported and
most of Ihe trains arc delayed. A
heavy rain storm passed to the south
Dum.iN. Aug. 19. The jury iu thu
French scandal case failed to agree.
and after three attempts to do so were
Si. Louts, Aug. 19. Messrs. Lucas
and- Thomer, presidents of the St.
Louis and Cincinnati clubs, are
perfecting arrangement for a com
plete reorganiz.ation of the union as
sociation in 1885. Kight rlulrs are to
form the association, togetherwith an
eastern and western alliance. A
large guarantee fund is to be placed iu
the hands of the treasurer of ihe asso
ciation at the annual meeting, and this
fund is to be uod in assi-ting clubs
Il Kit lin, Aug. 19. The autumn
inaneauvers of the German armv arc
postponed for oue week.
It is believed that an opportunity
will be made for the emperor to uiret
Ihe emperor of Austria and czar to
gether. Indeed, it is positively afser-
1 ted that such au
interview was ar
ranged for a.t the recent inectiii'f of
the emperors at I-chle.
tlif jiapers state uiai with tcr-
inaiiv taking the mitative, the powers
are arranging to hold a con-ires- for
the discil-sioil ofallair.s OH the Ooiliro i
and of sanitary
and other inteniation-
Ii:ntoiT, Mich, Aug. 19. Reports
from Kai Tawns ay that forest lircs
are raging in that neighborhood. Two
houses have been burned. A hcavv
southwest wind prevailed to-day., j,ar,c,l for toWan.J on hi- wav met
The farmers are de-crting their homes johlIj.1tcin(, an,j r,3mM f;age, far
and burying their household good.? ,nCrs.aiirt both nefclilror to him. lie
The tire are about half a mile aero-, i okc 5 a fn,.nii manner to them,
the Like from Last lawas. Another i , ,.n n,.r.r. r.sir..! !,.fr. ii.m tn
report .states that the lire is tb.ong.it;
to be not verv ecricus. Xothinsr
- "" .
flier has been ascertained.
WAalllXRTOX, I). C, Allg. 19 Act-
insr I.and Commis-ioncr Harrison ha
written to the register and receiver
of the land office at Humbalt,
informing them that
V ' '
the practice of allowing proof
to be filed at the time of filing
dcr tho lumber land act of .Tunc 3d
187$, or at any time within sixty day
of publication i irregular and" unau
thorized. "I am informed." the act
ing commissioner said, "that a great
number of fraudulent lumber laud
I entries have been made at your otlice.
' It is stated as apsrticnlar aliega
tion that the California Redwood
company lias hired men by the whole
sale to make such entries, and that
the agents of this company constantly
annear at vourotUce a. the armit ot
appear at vonroincea me agent
the entry men and pay for the. laudthe aociation. occapled the dial r,
that these arc matters of common no-
toriety in your district. If it be
true that eclries"arc made in the tuau
ner alleged, it appears to me straugo
your suspicious have not been arous
ed, and that mtormation ot such or
like circumstances lias not been com
. muuicated to this oflice."
Dr. Jung, sanitary inspector at No
gales, Arizona, reports that the yellow
fever appears to be on the decline iu
districts of Sonora, Mexico. No
cases in Guaymas, but there nre three
deaths a dar on an average in llcr
mossille. lie says he inspected seveu
trains during the week ending Ang-
j list 10th, and examined one hundred
I aim twelve passengers, of which twenty-four
were quarantined and their
f baggage fumigated.
i It is stated that the members of the
cabinet have been summoned to Xew
xork and that a cabinet meeting will
be held there to-morrow.
rjiiiiADKU'iitA, Pa., Aug. 19. John
Wallace, a paymaster clerk who plead
guilty of embezzlement, was senten
ced to pay a line of $1,000 and to iiu-
t prisonment for
two vears and six
New York, Aug. 19. General
manager Potter, of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Qtiincy, passed through to
Boston to-day to" consult with Presi
dent Perkins. The possibility of tho
Union Pacific aud Chicago Burlington
& Quiucy cutering into an alliance is
strongly hinted at.
AFRAID OF GIBSON7
PirrsuuKG, Aug. 19. Johu Ryan, a
Xovia Scotia sprint, who Geo. Smith,
of this city, refused to run againt iu
yesterday's international turnament,
has been identified as Johu Gibson,
the famous English sprinter, who has
the reputation of being the greatest
short distance runner in the woild.
Hiitchius Smith, who was matched to
run the unknown on the Cist iu,t.,
will probably refuse to start if Gibson
proves to he his oppoueut.
A MANLY LETTER BY ONE OF THE
lour LEAvnNwoRTn. Aits' 18.
Captain J. U. Johnson, third cavalry,
in command of trooo B. to-d.iv re-
ceived a letter from Sergeant .Maurice
Council, one of the Greelv expedition
survivors, in which he denies and
' aflirm? that the terrible charge of can
uibalism is false; and only regrets that
his bones were not loft to bleach n
the shores of Lilcsmer land, than to
be brought back and hear such scan
dalous reports about him and his com
mander. Sergeant Council is a mem
ber of Captain Johnson's troop. The
latterstated to ourjcorrespondetit that
he IihiI the mot implicit faiili in any
statement Council may make, know
iug him to be oue of tiie most honor
able of men. The letter. In permis
sion of Capt. Johnson, is here append
ed in full:
Naval Hospital. I
Portsmouth. X. II. , Aug. li. '81.
Captain J. B. Johnson.
Dear Sir: In regard to the scan
dalous statement going the rounds of
the press, and I being one of the party
concerned iu it, and caring so much
about onr good opinion of me, I
think it my duty to give yon all the
facts in the case. In the first place the
story of cannibalism is au outrageous
falsehood, as far us I know, and I
think I should know if any such thing
existed. Rut, in regard to the shoot
ing of Henry, if such is the case, lie, I
am sorry to say, showed buf very
little manhood "during our terrible
winter at Cape Sabine. He stole our
scanty rations whenever he got au
opportunity to do so. On May 'iri, the
sixteen men who were then alive,
moved from our old winter hut to a
wan leni. which was piicucd atiottl a
half a mile east of ihe hut. On June
0, while I wasj sunningj myself bv tiie
side of the tent, I, noticed Bra'inard
and Longgoing toward thewiiitcrlmt.
Iu a few minutes after I heard Frede
ricks telling Henry to accompany him
to the hut to help and bring up "some
wood. 'Vhec four were the only men
who had strength euotigh at the" time
to go to the hut. During their ab
sence from the tent I heard three
shots tiled, coming from the direction
of the hut. Soon after Brainard.
Long and Fredericks arrived at the
tent, when I wa sent for bv Lien
tciiiuit Greelv, when an order was
read to the remaining pai t y (u hich
included only fen at that time, I be
lieve) ordering Brainard, Long aud
Fredericks to shoot lleurj, dead or
alive. I felt very bad about the mat
ter. I have been clown with a fever
the last few day-, and the-c icports
don't help my 'case nny. I would
rather a thousand times, that my
bones would be left to bleach on the
inhospitable shores of Ellc-mcr laud,
than be brought back alive and such a
scandalous report as this made about
me. I now regret our re-cuers were
not a few hours Inter, when my
ears would never hear of it. If we
were so anxious to eat our comrades
why did we not eit Schneider, whoc
body was lying at the tent door four
days before our rescue. I am Mich a
bad hand at letter writing that I oan
not do in elf justice. 1 assure yon,
sir, that I am us innocent of the
charges published about me as you or
your dear wife and children arc.
This I asort before God and mmi. I
had no fear of death, it was welcome
at any time, but it would hive been
cownrdlv in me to take mr life with
my own bauds, J therefore thought it
invjluty to live as long as it was tho j
will of God that I should, but always!
honest and honorable. I know of'
mv comrades, dead or alive. !
wilii probably one evecntion, who
ucro not of th ainc fcpling as my-
self. I hope there uillbcati iuvc-ti- j
pation ot tiie wliolc nllftir very .soon.
There arc imny thiii" that will be
broiifrht to lijjtit which I am not free
to mention here.
A desperate man loose,
Vienna, 111.. Aug. 13. Yesterday
,Ilfirri;rr .-i ronstahti. sol!. nnilor ere.
clitioil, a lot f wheat ill the Slack be- I
Imiinii"' In Dhl Averr i fi-i'ier !ir- !
longing in isitiu Aen,a lii.tier jh-
: ' . - r --,.---, - -
ing four miles sonlh-a.-t of this town.
Ju-t as thcconst.V ! was leaving the,
fanner went into the field armed with
a double barreled shot gnu, fet fire
to the atacr.- aud remained until they ,
iT-r.i-r. iinnli.t It ItfirTioI tie. tlirn
,urll,;,i nrj(i ,ini!,"i.jlln- -age. He
-Mrni-u ami iinm, i. joins ..aKe. if
then proceeded to the farm of John
t. , -.1-. .? . -.I.-
Dunn, about a mi". dl-Lint, and -ct
tire to bis -lark of wheat. Annul
partie-are now iu nearrh of iheriej-
perate man. 5
Xkw YonK, Ao-wt 19. Tlw Turf.
ft .. ... .... -rf-. .--,..
Yanderbilt-IO.O'. for Maud S- If.
Jav-re-ec beat th- time of Mand
training and give the pnbile a free ex
hibition of speed.
LEADING THE BLIND.
t. ljori, Aiier- lit. Tim ninth
biennial convention of the Anierie&u
RSiodation of instUntc for the blind
met thi- lnoniinsr at Ue 3!i-onri
school for tire blin 1. Over filly dele
gates were prccotr reircscnliag more
than twenty stales ir. uergc n.
Miller, superintesdent of the Kana
intitn!. at Wranilotte. Dreatdcat of
Ab.l II 7 1' Kn rT yiBKrii. "
and Dr. B.C. llnntcon, of Ia'tsrilie,'
was secretary. After prayer an ad
dress of welcome was made by acting
mayor. Parker, which was responded
to by Dr. Miller, who dwelt upon the
significant fact that the present was
- j the first convention in the thirty-three
years history of the association to!
cross the Mississippi rivtr. Speeches f
were made by Rev. T.W. Phillips, of !
Illinois; B. B.'lluutoon, of Kentucky:!
George L. 31ead, of Ohio : J.J. Dow,
oi juniicsoia; tv. u. aue, oi .cw
York; Morrison, of Maryland, aud
Battle, of Pennsylvania.
The committee on credentials was
appointed and the balance of the morn
ing session was spent in routine work.
This forenoon discussion on the musi
cal education of the blind will occupy
Chicago, August 19. The Jour
nal's Dos Moines. la., special .-ays:
A. disease which lias the marked symp
toms of cholera has appeared; at Cen
tral, Van Buret! county. The local
physicians pronounce it gray ilux.
Thirty-two cases are reported, one
fourth of which were fatal.
TRAMPS TAKE A lOWN.
St. Paul, Aug. 18 A special from
Castletown, Dakota, says: Eighty
tramps took posse-sion of that place
yesterday, drove the families out of
their houses, and committed other ex
cesses. Four tramps were captured
by the sherili. The others escaped.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Shlmilng steew ,
Kilt rousnml heifer
Kst fthlpplng liojH, tt
Mck ftnd feeding Iios
.$i :Hr. eo
3 Witt M
1 7vir. &0
. i iai to
i A0..J3 .V
. . 1-
. . I iM
Potatofa, per bn
Chickens, per lb
ClilcVrnn, per dozen
S. C. Ilk. Racon
Lanl . ...
Motir, hlpli patent.
Flour, XXXX . . .,
Clinife,. . , . .
Com, pure m luti .
MAKKKTS BY TEliEUIUIMI.
New York Mqncy Market. I
XEir YoitK, AugiMl VJ, ls.si. j
Movky Kav nt lj'i fi, rent., eloslu I
oiTerisJ at 2 V cent. j
I'liiuKMriictNTiLL rPLi: ."iljtiii'i V nut. J
PrEHLlMi KxniAMir s-teadj hankers' Mile,
8I.K1,; demand St il',
Goimivjikvt IlOM's Irregular
U. S. S-ier-cent ... . MOmSi
i ;-iMT-cenU . . .. . UtJiht f
lr S l-tier-cents
is) a i
Static Seccihtiks Dull.
IUit-nAT SicvuiriKs sirontf and higher.
MIftBOuri Pacific 0's b.jn.H .. .
Ilannllial.t St .loneiili bonds.
Central l'acllle atockn .
Chicago i Alton
Chlcaxo, Ilurlinston .t Oolncy.
.. 21'. ,
. rat, I
vriiasu, J.UC11IIK.UI1 o
I)ener x, JIlo Oramlu
Hannibal A. St..loeiih
Hannibal A St Jovph preferred (asked)
Missouri l'acllle .
Northern l'acllle ...
New York Central .
Kock Inland . . ...
Wabash . . .
Kansas City Grain and Produce.
K'ansis Citr, AiiRUat 13, InSl j
Tht Jljtlj Imlieclor reports
Will at Market utroncer; No. 2 red, 151'r '
cash! l,c bid Septerrilwrolc Mil Octulior No.
()un Market stroiieiTt 4o'ifiirllecaiihVe !
MdieptembcriS: bid October ,o. ! wHie
mixed, cash JI,'rtH';c
O inMarket nominal j 27c cash ,
Kansas City Live Stock.
ICam.is Citv, .Vignt IS. 1S.SI.
The Ltvt'Sloti inJlmtor reimrts.
vaiii iwrvij'iB, .,'.; ; jjutet weak, MOW j
and 10c lower Native ntfcra nvcraprtiipr l$n to !
l.V) lbs sold at V.Mir, a". ; ftV) to IliiO lb, I.Ts i
dri'i I0;ntnekers and f edcra, .!r:H jvi eo,
Si TV',1 75 ; Kt&r Texas teera, ft'i 10f4 10.
H()f. Ilecelpts, 7, .2S ; market opened weal
and 10c lower, rioting with an additional de
cline ofsaiRc ; sales raii?rl at 8." 'n 10 j bulk
at ". KHsC 21. .
StiEir Kecclti UTt.j market
poou mnuonn ; native aierasinc m:
sold at 2 W1M
to 110 lbs
St. Louis Grain and TroJuce.
St. Iuii, AUffoit la,
Ktocn Market nncliargol.
WnEAT Market lilfrlier and fairly active.
No 2 red, Si,'Cu2Sc eaah j siT,' Anzoit
i';H2;,o heptembor: 3,nlUc Uetofcerj
S..,;4aMN0Teml)r; i(7',c December, elmlnjc at
Oiux Market lilpher and good demand ; JS!4
a.'l'jc eah: irt';M,0,c Anicnrt; Wii3n,c
heptcmber; 47i7,Sc October; 2'4-Noem
ber, closing at outside price
Oati Market better bnt stow . ,u2r,jc
cash ; 2r.',c September ; 2.V year
I:eceii-t Floor, C.wrt barrels ( wheat, 71, C0
bnshels; corn, ,() bnshelst oat, 57,ri0
bnrhels rrn. 1 Aifl hntbrU tl.itrT.Mr nnn-
Sinr-jrcMT Floor, ll.iu) barrels j wheat, 5
l"W,rti bnahela; corn, 35,l bnhels; oats, J
10,i bntels j rye, cone : barley, none, !
ASTTBSOOV IXIABll j
Wjikat Market a shade Ietter; fc Suptem- X
ber; sl'ic October ; W.cNovernlx-r I
Coiw Market a badj
Oats Market hither, 27?
An runt I 2r,c '
St. Louis Live Stock.
Sr Loci, A a suit n, IS..
Cattik IlecHpU, ,3rt; ltfpment, lMj
native flrmer and wanted i other slow: rood
Texans In demand t ioot doll , exports, ir, n
Tjwns, v, '
Hr...J', gtl io cnoiw snippiojr,
ymmon to rodlnm. flisil
tera, t.7i5K3; in-a Tessas
mainiy .tv,f.i i
Snur TU-eelptu, 2,li, ililptnent, rM',
(food grades wKtei ; t.tbern dull ; medlaro to,
aoct. W 0CJ W i ctiolc to extra. M Wifil 09 ; '
Cbicajo Cram and ProJece.
Cutcmn. AB.cat ), !
I'tocn Market dull
Wnr-iT In fair demand; luartet firm n
Wsfher l ope-nerl ',t,e blither dm
2J" rr-erdr Actajit 77-.7-.
77;e -, September 7iStTtf,e. elin
.iii'.e witiier ritj inme ,
cloelnr at ,
elonlnir at 7&Kej
Octr.bT-,',MlUe(,cIotlr.satJ ; Xovelsber
J!,PW',e, e!olnjr ate'Vc: Deeemter fi&
-lt,e; JtaTflies M 2 Caleaco Kprioc. 77K
7!,c; Na 3. orc; Vo 2 Tl,gir. Sa i,
Cob. Io faa-i fleis,a4 , market utriSBjrrr :
rrwe. '.4U5ir. rerwletl f.e. ral !e-l UiarotT. and
elnil ISISie tct yetcrIa Catli SI?J
Int ittSVe, &T-tntr i-.fi3i.e. elln-at
fi!,: October W&i. cjokb? at 5,e
NoTembr tii4t'.e , yexr tOije , May IT '
elnil ISISie Ter Tetcrlay Catli SI?J
tittle, elrninir at Sic
Oatj Market aalrt a-J twSr;
2le ; An?nt tit:x., clouls 1 J !
u-mhkr Ht. ; ijMx ah4'.c ijtir UK ,
...... .. . ..- .
tUxarrp-riosr. JJ.Vrt Jcrrt 5fct. HI.
&t both! j enra. arJ,?lrabrU : etu, ste.wj t
smr-ar.vT tloar. I,M lirr?(i wfceat. '
11. wo frabUt can. sr,(j bctlJi t,
lexjw bethel j ; rje,Klratel ifcarley.iwm. i
. , f??OT.Mr.' w ,i
'iMWf f r
Co Kariet !,
AsSt es4 OdUr I
MI 'ir ; cyt3brTa
lri llnrirt rx;
Chica; Lire Stack. j
TV Dtvrrft Jzmrt! TyiTl '
Hi llerrip!. MJit iflptwati2fc:.'Bs
saIti weikiai !; ! rPSilitaAefc
Isr. JiW ' . pacilaf a4 nilpjse, 4.S
COD J Bll beai gT3An. tl SS.S i tl)M,
C.ttlx Ereripu .! CjipasU. fi
martrl dolt wmI cPirraltT lrrj ripen,
te vya&Ajoi gvl xa esxzas atrpsr, s,k
CIS; easBixm la Sesdioci. H3ifJ; pr
jmos-ftyii, J,r5rts HfBsU, 31$
auibt lri iafertor v ttit. ms
. ' - ...a '
HA! HA'! HA!
You can always tell our
! YOU CAN ALiL LAUGH FOR
Monday, August 18,
Tuesday, August 19,
Wednesday, August 20,
Thursday, August 21
Friday, August 22,
Wo hn.vo an immense etook now on its way here, and mora
must be mado.
All the Best Dress Calico at 4 l-2c.
(Not over HO Yarda
Muslins Lower Than
Londsdale Muslin, 7 1-2
20 per ct. Disc't on B'lk Cashmere !
;25 per ct. Discount on Laces!
Conaintingr of Oroa Grvinu, BatiiiH, Rbadaruou, Ralzlmir,
velHoux, 8urahH, Brocades, all In Colors and Black.
20 PER GENT. DISCOUNT.
Who HpeakH tirut.
er enk Discount
'Uiu $10.00 now 85.00; tho $15.00 now 7.60; tho $20.00 now
310.00; tho $25,00 now $12.50; tho $30.00 now
$15.00. Corno tn.
"We will havo our Orand
and wil Bhow POSmVEIY tho
x r t i
I ,1 O PSI N ( H ' f
J-iCt J. CZL VVO U ..J UVV IV
In thl Htato. All of tbs .tbove can t found st
R obi son Bros.
The One-Price Cash Dry Goods House.
21 Maiir St. 21 Main St. 21 Main St.
customers by the way
WEEK, INCLUDING -
to one mintom.br.)
Cents for 36 Inches !
on All Summer Wraps!
FH Opotutttr rly In SuptHtnlmr,
-7" . j
.J s -
ftL ' r
L m&&... StJSS
- -i-..fcJ.- a5, -s,. . i.?i-rffilsr:--fe3.at.
It HH? W'r-
'viv "v''-v?';. r-v;jwti. -e.-j.5!3v.' : j-i. .hh&m?: -e.-"i.
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