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The Grain Trade Shows Signs
of Life and Prices
Wheat Put Up a Few Notches De
spite the Increased Vis
ible Supply.
Speculators Express the Opinion That
a Few Days' Steadiness Will
Move Wheat Upward.
Provisions Bather More Than Usually Quiet,
but the Manipulators Retain Their
Grip on the Trade.
— '■ —^T""-"^^ : "o*
The "Wall Street Bulls in High Feather,
Having: Everything Pretty Much
Their Own Way. ■
[Special Teleirram to the Globe.
Chicago, Aug. 19. — Taken as a whole the
reeling on 'change to-day was a strong one,
and the grain markets were appreciably
higher. There was a stronger feeling at the
opening, there was also extreme dullness,
which lasted until nearly noon, when more
animation was shown.. At noon the visible
supply figures were posted, showing 17,243,
--855 bushels of wheat, a gain of about 1,500,
--000 bushels, and 4,428,419 bushels of corn,
a gain of about 500,000 bushels. This in
crease, being smaller than was expected,
aided to some extent the firmness of the
market, though the fluctuations in these fig
ures do not carry as much weight as they
formerly did. There was possibly more of a
demand on the part of shorts to cover, , but
beyond that the effect on speculators could
not lie noticed.
Foreign markets were reported dull on
wheat, but firm on corn. New York ha 3
been very strong, and receipts at winter
wheat points were lighter, the last two influ
ences contributing their share to the im
proved condition of the markets. September
wheat opened %c higher than yesterday's
close, and closed at 7'.t)£c, an advance of lc.
September corn opened %c better, and
closed ats2%c, a gain of l%c, and oats for
that month opened and closed J£c better at
25c. Provisions were not as active as during
the lust few days, but held their own as to
price. Pork closed at yesterday's figures,
iard gained Be, closing at &7.G5 for Septem
ber, and ribs gained 2j^e on September,
closing at $10.32}£, and remained steady
for October.
Wheat opened strong and %@l4c higher
than yesterday's close, and though there was
not much trading, early values kept up and
the opening figures were, the lowest of the
day. Comstock and one or two other large
traders started to make large purchases, and
were followed, as usual, by a crowd of small
traders. This move, it was said, was for the
purpose of forcing into the market as sellers
J. T. Lester and Chas. Counselmau & Co.,
both of whom are supposed to be short, but
if the measure was successful nobody found
it out. At the beginning of the last hour the
market eased nit ,i little, but recovered to
wards the close in sympathy with corn, in
Which was the bulk of. the trading. Milmine,
Bodman & Co. and Geo. C. Eldridge were
free buyers. September opened at 78%e,
sold between that figure and 79% c and
closed at 79 V; October sold at 80%@SlKc
iinl closed at Sic.
Corn was very strong and quite active.
The opening was firm at about the closing
figure of yesterday, and throughout the ses
sion was supported by active buying by
Brown, Bliss, Parker, Baker, and Catlin
Mead, Beach, Wheeler, Kent, Hutchiuson,
and Milmiue, Hodman & Co., were free
Kellers, but failed at any time to force the
price below the opening figure, nor did a
posted Increase of 500,000 bushels weaken
it. The Chicago stores amount to only
about 417,000, and it is said that all of this
la owned by Baker, together with much
more than has been sold to him. This theory
leads some traders to anticipate an advance
soon that will squeeze some of the shorts
badly. The hears, however, console them- I
selves with the reports from Kansas, which
lay that the crop is now assured, and that it
Brill be the largest and finest ever known.
The September option opened at 50% c, went
up to ">•,!'■ fc, and closed at 52^'c. October
ranged between 49j^c aud 50% c, and
closed at oltj'&c .
Oats were quiet and a shade higher; Sep
tember closing at 25c, a gain of >£c, and
October at ~-V 7 e, a gain of J£c.
A moderate speculative business was re
ported in the provision market and the feel-
Ing was somewhat unsettled. Foreign ad
vices showed a weaker feeling in that quar
ter, and lard was quoted Is Od lower. East
ern markets were without material change
The market here opened rather weak and
lower prices were accepted on all leading
descriptions, but a stronger feeling was dc
v 'loped Inter and slight advances gained.
Receipts were fair and shipments were un
usually large for this season of the year.
Prices ruled irregular In the lard market and
early sales were made at a decline of 2J^@sc,
but the market soon ruled firmer and prices
advanced it l . i.v. Later a decline of 5 ■','■<•
was submitted to and the market ruled easy
to the dose, which was at $7.00 for Septem
ber and $7,73 for October. Rib* were quiet
and toe changes slight, September closing at
$ I. 1 ;;■_'•■_ and October at |10.13){.
Tho cattle market was dull and dragging
from first to last aud it was about useless
for salesmen to offer natives unless they
.were ready to accept a decline of 15c@20c,
and even at this concession there were but
few buyers. The dressed beef operators
were almost out of the market and there was
little or no shipping or export demand. The
best sales during the morning on natives
only reached $G.25@.?6.37>£, though there
were a few lots that would probably sell for
H).50@6.75. Common natives and butchers
stock are fully 25c(a;30c lower thau last week
and slow at the decline. There were about
eighty cars Texan s on sale and they made
from $.'5..".i' ;.-?[ r.'-j. There were seventy
tive to eighty cars of Wyomings and Mon
tana* on sale aud sold for -** l0(i 15.75, one
lot of choice making JO. There is a good
demand for stocked and feeders and they
are making 53. 50(5; -$4 25.
Hogs were rather dull, and prices ruled 10c
lower on good to choice packing goods, with
here and there a load of fancy light or heavy
making equally a* high prices as yesterday.
Sales at ?5.50(i|6.60 for assorted light, and at
§5.50(a;6.65 for heavy, with the bulk at about
; 6.4CKji6-50.
The sheep market is rather slow, and prices
ire tending downward, with a decline so far
this week of 23c per 100 pounds.
McCormick, Kennett A Day say: "Prices
are very low, but until wo see the effect of
the movement of spring wheat we cannot
tell whether the bottom has been readied or
cot. There is doubtless a Urge short inter
est, and any diminution i a receipts or im
provement in export demand would augment
speculation and cause, a sharp upturn. On
the whole, we ad rise following the long side j
s^3^k * '. . iE '- ■• ■
on breaks. It is a very Bafe scalping mar
J. W. Rumsey & Co. say: "The course of
the market to-day plainly shows that ad
vances come easy, and all our information is
to the effect that outside operators generally
are waiting for some signs of activity to get
on the long side when the market turns, and
we therefore think that a few' days' steadi
ness would bring in good buying orders and
cause better prices. Therefore we would
buy on the 'soft spots.' "
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "The trad
ing in corn was large in the near by futures
but slow on the long options. We would ad
vise speculators to sell the long futures of
corn short on these spurts, as we think they
must make money if the crop progresses fa
ISpecial Telegram to tlio Globe.]
Chicago, Aug. 19. — To-day's associated
bank clearings were $6,774,000, The demand
for money is steady, but not active. Call
loans are made at 6@7 per cent., and time
favors at 7@B per cent. The supply is good
and holders are firm. New York exchange
is quiet at 75c discount. Foreign exchange
sold at $4.80)^(24.80% for sixty day docu
mentary sterling. The general market is
dull with very little doing at the banks.
ISpeclal Telegram to the Globe.l
Milwaukee, Aug. 19.— Wheat opened
firmer at the morning board, and prices ad
vanced %c under the influence of a rumored
reduction in the visible supply, together with
smaller receipts at St. Louis and a better
feeling at winter wheat points. Foreign
markets, however, were again weaker, Lon
don opening Od per quarter lower for cargoes
off coast.
The receipts at this point were fair, while
shipments were smaller, and the stock in
store increased slightly. The weather was
cloudy, but oppressive. No. 2 spring seller
October opened at 80c, rose to 80% c, receded
to 80% c, rallied to 80% c, fell back to 80% c,
advanced to 81c, declined to 80%, and re
covered to 80% c. September ruled at I}4®
\% under October. The closing figures
were October 80J^c and September 79% c.
There was a fair demand for wheat to-day by
responsible people who think the price is as
low as it will be.
fSpecial Telegram to the Globe. I
New Tokk, Aug. 19. — Stocks opened firm
and became buoyant as the day advanced.
The Grangers were prominent, particularly
Northwestern, which in the face of decreased
earnings of $52,000 for the second week in
August rose to 106. TheVanderbilts showed
considerable life, especially Central and
Hudson. San Francisco preferred was the
attraction among the lighter properties, with
sales from 25 to 38%. Erie securities were
very active. The bulls seemed to be in high
feather and had it all their own way. Pullman
and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy were
lower, but picked up later. The latter had
its advance, while the other was dormant.
The market pursued the tactics of yesterday
and became very dull, though the undertone
continued firm. Telegraph advanced to 68.
Omaha earnings for the second week of
August increased $2,300, while St. Paul de
creased ?2,000. Union Pacific, was the card
during the last hour. Oregon Transconti
nental atid Omaha common are mentioned
as likely to do better. Erie hung around 19
all day. There was considerable doing in
East Tennessee. The light weights all
around seem to be picking up, which is quite
natural. Stocks were off a trifle at the last,
though the declines were not important.
In reviewing the market, A. M. Day says:
"A feeble, listless opening was soon followed
by a sharp advance in the Grangers and New
York Central. The sudden activity was of
short duration and during the rest of the
day the market fluctuated in a wild manner
in perfect sympathy with the bad effect of the
high temperatures on both bulls and bears.
Taking it altogether the market has been
more active and strong, with good buying in
some stocks and full realizing in others. We
hardly think the realizing hardly sufficient to
indicate any change iv the course of prices.
The pools sold their stock rapidly. /New
pools arc being formed. Mr. Gould con
tinues to talk very bullish on Union Pacific
The Vanderbilt party seems to be bulling
Omaha. The general feeling continues
bullish and it is believed there is no use in
fighting against the plethora of |money. We
hear that a new bull pool has been made up
in St. Paul.
River Improvements.
Washington-, Aug. 19. — Col. Merrill, of
the engineer's corps, has forwarded the an
nual report relative to the improvements of
the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
the past ybar. Appended is a statement giv
ing the work completed, amount available
and money asked for, for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 18SG:"/^f.
Riven and Work •■/:','
Harbors. Contemplated. Available. Asked For.
Ohio river, general im
provement $619,093 $100,000
Ohio river falls, enlarg
ing Louisville harbor
upper portion canal... 300,000 500,000
Louisville canal, new boat
and dredging 88,340
J'onongahela river, con
rtraetlag 48,157 48,901
•Allegheny river, remov- .
ing rocks 35,816 65,000
Mnskinguin ice harbor,
continued improvement 55,522 51,400
Cincinnati harbor refuge,
constructing dyke...;. 32,937 ........
Relative to commerce on the Ohio he says:
During the last fiscal year the coal shipments
alone from Pittsburg amounted to 6,593,000
bushels. He approved the project for ; the
work. During the coming season he con
templates the completion of Davis island
dam, near Pittsburg, of the dyke at the foot
of Grand Chain, rebuilding of old dam, the
rebuilding of the Sand creek dyke, j a nine
mile dyke and the removal of the old dyke,
Flint island, and the building of a third dyke
at Grand Chain.
The St. Vincent Custom House.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
St. Vijjcet, Minn., Aug. 19.— The village
council virtually ended the fight between the
village and the Manitoba about the removal
of the custom house by passing the follow
ing resolution :
A' >l-.i' •••-..'. That the petition be rescinded and
farther action regarding the removal of the ens
tom hosM be abandoned daring the time that
the Manitoba Railway company continue Jto run
their trains to the depot in St. Vincent proper,
and that the recorder inform the management of
the road of the action of the council in the mat
Thus the half dozen champion agitators
whose interests in the village, with the "■• ex- ]
ception of the leader, are not worth the
smallest coin of American money, have
come to grief and the sooner the St. Vincent
trustees turn their attention to the cleaning
out of such people the better for the place.
. _
Defaulting Railway Employee.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
Miles Cnr. Mont., Aug. 19.— Detective
Casey and Janssen, of the Milwaukee road,
arrested J. E. Sharer here yesterday for cash
ing company checks for about five hundred
dollars at Cedar Rapids. lowa, [ where he was
in the employ of .the i Milwaukee - company.
I Sharer is trying to get out of jail here on'
I habeas corpus. • ,
A Model of Brevity, Pungency
and Concise State
He Stands Squarely Upon the
Democratic Platform With
out a Quibble.
Quoting; His Letter of Two Years ago,
Shows His Friendship for
Without Subjecting Him to Suspicion of
Trimming Sail for the Present.
Honest Government Pledged and the In
terests of the People to be
Albany, N. T., Aug. 19.— Gov. Cleve
land's letter formally accepting the Demo
cratic nomination for.president of the United
States, is as follows :
Gentlemen: I have received your com
munication dated July 28, 1884, informing
me of my nomination to the office of presi
dent of the United States by the national
Democratic convention, lately assembled at
Chicago. I accept the nomination with a
grateful appreciation of the supreme honor
conferred, and a solemn sense of the respon
sibility which, in its acceptance, I assume.
I have carefully considered the platform
adopted by the convention, and cordially ap
prove the same. So plain a statement of
Democratic faith and the principles upon
which that party appeals to the suffrages of
the people, need no supplement or explana
tion. It should be remembered the
office of president is essentially executive in
its nature. The laws enacted by the legis
lative branch of the government the chief
executive is bound faithfully to enforce, and
when the wisdom of the political party which
selects one of its members as a nominee for
that office has outlined its policy and declared
its principles, it seems to me nothing in the
character of the office or necessities of thi
case requires more from the candidate ac
cepting such nomination than the sugges
tion of certain well known truths, so abso
solutcly vital to the safety and welfare of the
nation that they cannot be too often recalled
or too seriously enforced.
We positively own a government by the
people. It is not such when a class is toler
ated which arrogates to itself the manage
ment of public affairs, seeking to control the
people instead of representing them. Parties
are the necessary outgrowth of our institu
tions, but a government is not by the people
when one party fastens its control upon the
country and perpetuates its power by cajoling
and betraying the people instead of serving
them. A government is not by the people
when a result which should represent the
intelligent will of free and thinking men of
it can be determined by the shamelessness of
their suffrages. When an election to office
shall be the selection by the voters of one
of their number to assume for a time a public
trust instead of his dedication to the profes
sion of politics, when the holders of the bal
lot quickened by a sense of duty shall avenge
truth betrayed and pledges broken, and
when the suffrage sball be altogether free and
uucorrupted, the full realization of a govern
ment by the people will be at hand, and of the
means to this end not one would, in my
judgment be more effective than an amend
ment to the constitution disqualifying the
president from relection. When we con
sider the patronage . of this
great office, the allurements of power, the
temptation to retain public place once
gained, and more than all, the availability a
party finds in an incumbent whom a horde
of office holders,* with a zeal born of benefits
received, and fostered by the nope of favors
yet to come, stand ready to aid with money
and trained political service, we recognize in
the eligibility of the president to re-election a
most serious danger.
In that calm, deliberate and intelli
gent political action which must char
acterize a government by the people,
a true American sentiment recognizes
the dignity of labor and the fact
that honor lies in honest toil. Contented
labor is an element of national prosperity.
Ability to work contributes the capital and
the wages of labor, the treasure of a vast
number of our population, and this interest
should be jealously protected. The working
men are not asking unreasonable indulgence
but as enlightened and manly citizens they
seek the same consideration which those de
mand who have other interests at
stake. They should demand their
full share of the care and attention of those
who make and execute the laws, to the ends
that the wants and needs of employer and
employed sball alike be subserved and the
prosperity of the country, the common heri
tage of both, be advanced as related to this
subject. While we should not discourage
the emigration of those who come to ac
knowledge the allegiance to our government,
and add to our citizen population, yet as a
means of protection to our workingmen a
different rule should prevail concerning
those who, if they come or
are brought to our land, do
not intend to become Americans, but will
be injurious to compete with those entitled
to onj field of labor. In a letter accepting
the nomination to the office of governor
nearly two years ago I made the following
statement to which I have steadily adhered:
"The laboring classes constitute the main
part of our population and they should be
protected in their efforts peaceably to assert
their rights when endangered by aggregated
capital, and all statutes on this subject should
recognize the care of the states for
honest toil and be framed with a I
| view of improving tbe condition of working- j
men. A proper regard for the welfare of the
! workingman being inseparably connected
with tbe integrity of oar institutions, none of
; our citizens are more interested than they in
i guarding against any corrupting influences
i which seek to prevent the benificent pur- |
poses of oar government, and a one should I
; be more watchful of the artful machinations
: of those who allude to the self inflicted in
In a free country tbe curtailment of the
[ abaotate tight of tLe individual can onlj be {
such as are essential to the toeace and good
order of community. Limit lias been a proper
subject of governmental control, and those
which can be more fittingly left to the moral
sense and self imposed restraint of citizens
should be carefully kept in view. Thus laws
unneccessarlly interfering with the habits
aud customs of any of our people which are
not offensive to the moral sentiments of the
civilized world, and which are not to good
consistent citizenship and public welfare, are
unwise and vexatious.
The commerce of a nawßn to a great
extent determines it supremacy. Cheap and
easy transportation should, therefore, be
liberally fostered and within the limits of the
constitution the general government should
so improve and protect its natural waterways
as will enable the producers, of the country
to reach a profitable market. The people
pay the wages of the publid; employes, and
they are entitled to | the fair and
honest work which tot money paid
should command. It is the duty
of those entrusted to the management of
their affairs to see that sueb, public service is
forthcoming. The selection and retention
of subordinates in government employment
should depend upon their ascertained fitness
and the value of their wor& and they should
be neither expected nor allowed to do ques
tionable party service. The interests of the
people will be better protected, the estimate
of public labor anc^ duty will be
immensly improved, public employ
ment will be openf to all who
demonstrate the fitness to enter it. The
unseemly scramble for place under the gov
ernment, with the consequent importunity
which embitters official life will cease, and
the public department will not be filled with
those who conceive it to be their first duty to
aid the party to which they owe their places
instead of rendering patient and honest re
turn to the people.
I believe that the public temper is such
that the voters of the land are prepared to
support the party which givea the best prom
ise of administering the government in the
honest, simple and plain manner, which is
consistent with its character and purposes.
They have learned that mystery and con
cealment in the management of "their affairs
cover tricks and betrayal. The statesman
ship they require consists in honesty and
frugality, a prompt response to the needs of
the people as they arise, and the vigilant
protection of all their varied interests. If I
should be called to the chief magistracy of
the nation by the suffrages of my fellow
citizens 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 upon the favor
and support of the Supreme Being, who I
believe will always bless honest human en
deavor in conscientious discharge of public
duty. [Signed.] Grovek Cleveland.
To Colonel Wm. F. Vilas, chairman, D.
P. Bector, and others, members of the noti
fication committee of the Democratic national
Col. Donan Thinks Southern Dakota
Should Have or Name the
The following letter has been delayed in
transmission by some star route or other
fiend, who evidently desires an excuse for
an extra appropriation to "expedite" the
mail service. It is, however, not ambigu
ous, and will be found of interest to our
Dakota, as well as a good many other readers:
National Republican Committee )
Rooms, New Yohk, Aug. 8, '84. \
To the Editor of the Globe :
I have iust seen a copy of your paper of
July 30, containing a communication from
some unknown friend at Devils Lake. Da
kota, suggesting my name in connection
with the congressional delegatcshtp.
While I appreciate the evident kind inten
tion of the article toward myself, and am
duly grateful for the handsome tribute paid
me, I am sorry to find it coupled with an at
tack upon the present delegate, Capt. John
B. Raymond. Personally, I am friendly to
Capt. Raymond, and I am satified that, dur
ing bis term iv congress he has
done everything in his power for the
territory. If the results have not been
all that some of our sanguine people may
have wished or expected, it must be remem
bered that, in the past few years, a number
of unfortunate circumstances have conspired
to hiuder the political progress of Dakota,
and to cripple the best efforts of her friends.
She has been harassed by feuds within and
foes without. Sectional and personal wran
gles have distracted her attention and di
vided her strength at home, while a hostile
congress and an Indifferent federal adminis
tration have heaped obstacles in the way of
every movement calculated to advance her
interests abroad. Delegate Raymond should
not be too heavily blamed for failure, where
success was almost impossible.
I gratefully acknowledge your corres
pondent's generous presentation of my
claims, or supposed claims, to the place
of territorial delegate; but bee to say
that I am not, and never have
been an applicant or a candidate for any
position in the gift of the government or the
people. I was educated under an old fash
ioned regime, to hold, as a fundamental
article of my political creed, that "the office
should seek the man, and not the man the
office." I have all my life been taught to
regard professional office-seeking, or office
begsrary, as the most pernicious form of
public mendicancy. In a republic such as
ours, everj- good citizen should hold himself,
and all he has and is, ever at the service of
country and his countrymen, but they, not
_he, should decide when his hour of service
hasNiome. The mere .fact of a man's seek
ing an office sbouid be deemed the surest
evidence of his unfitness for it, and sbouid
be made a legal disqualification for hold
ing it.
There are not a half dozen men living
who can say I ever asked a favor of them,
and it is hardly to be supposed that I shall
now plant myself, hat in band, by the road-
I sides of the country, to solicit either snf
| f rages or alms. Permit me to add that, in
my opinion, south Dakota should, in a great
measure, control the selection of the next
territorial delegate. She has at least two
thirds of the population of tbe territory ; her
interests are vast and varied; and, if divis
ion of the territory is secured within the next
two years, she will certainly be first organ
ized and admitted as a state. In view of
these facts, the delegate, it seems to me,
should be a south Dakota man, or one at
least on whose fairness to them and their
interests the people of that section can rely
with absolute and implicit confidence.
He should be a man great enough
to soar above and beyond all
petty sectional jealousies, and labor for the
advancement and the welfare of all Dakota
and all Dakotans — great enough to command,
at home or abroad, tbe respect due. to the
grandest of all the territories of the Union.
Apologizing for occupying so much of
your space and trusting that the nominee,
whoever he be, may be one who shall deserve
tbe full and undivided support of all true
Dakotans, and shall wield an influence at
Washington worthy of the proud territory
that aend3 him there as its representative,
I am, very respectfully, P. Doras'.
If you wish to learn how to carry on a con
versation iv French enclose stamp for ex
planatory circular. Address Prof. Etienne
Lambert, at Paul postofficc.
Fire at Pomeror, Ohio, yesterday, de
stroyed forty- two buildings. Loss, $50,000:
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English Flag Insulted and Pulled
Down by the Commander of
a German Vessel.
Eavages of the Cholera-The "War in the
East-General Foreign News.
London, Aug. 19. — An act of German ag
gression is reported at Bogieda, on the coast
of West Africa, where the British have treaty
with the natives. It is said the German war
ship, Meowe recently visited that town and
that the crew landed and removed the British
flag and hoisted that of Germany.
London, Aug. 19. — Advices from West
Africa state that Dr. Nachligall, German
Commissioner, appeared in a gunboat in the
rivers Cameroons andßimbid, Upper Guinea,
and hoisted a German flag.
Paris, Aug. 19.— M. Herve Mangon pre
sented a report to the Academy of Science
concerning the recent balloon ascension at
Mendon. ■ The balloon was under the direc
tion of Captain Renards, and although it
moved against the wind, it easily followed
the course along which it was steered. It
was then veered round and brought back to
the point from which it started. M. Mangon
considers it a memorable event in the history
of aerostatic science.
Berlin, Aug. 19. — It is believed an op
portunity will be made for the emperor to
meet the emperor of Austria. The czar says
that it is positively asserted such an inter
view was arranged for at the recent meet
ing of the emperors at Isehl. The papers
state that with Germany taking initiatory,
the powers are arranging to hold a congress
for the discussion of affairs on the Congo,
and of sanitary and other internal questions.
London, Aug. 19. — Officers leave London
to-morrow for Egypt provided with maps and
plans of the route of the expedition to Khar
Dublin, Aug. 19. — Thg jury in tbe French
scandal case failed to agree, and after three
attempts, were dismissed.
London, Aug. 19. — Earl Nortnbrook,
high consul to Egypt, wishes Mohomoiedan
attached to his stall, and an Indian judge
has been detailed to accompany him.
Pabis, Aug. 19. — Seventeen workingmen
were suffocated to-day at Braye, owing to an
accident in the underground canal, intended
to connect the rivers Oisee and Aisne, in
which they were employed.
Shanghai, Aug. 19. — Sir Robert Hart, in
spector general of customs, has been re
called to Pekin with the plenipotentiaries.
London, Aug. 19. —A dispatch from
Shanghai to-day says: Tso Tsunsr Tang and
Shu Tsen Chen, Chinese rilenopotentairies,
left Shanghai in accordance with instruc
tions from Pt-klu. There is prospect of set
tling the difficulty with France. Thirty-five
members of the board of censors presented
a memorial to the empress opposing the. con
ditions offered by the French, and strongly
urging hostilities. It is reported the em
press decided to declare war.
Dublin, Aug. 19. — The trial of the scandal
cases was begun to-day before the commis
sion court and a jury. French was the first
man on trial. James Pillar pleaded guilty
to the indictment and the court deferred
Paris, Aug. 19. — An order was sent to
Patenotre, French minister to China, and
Admiral Courbet, directing them to occupy
the arsenal at 100 Chow if the French de
mands were refused.
London, Aug. 19. — Three Abyssinian en
voys have arrived. Among gifts from King
John to the queen are an elephant and a
large monkey.
. Birmingham, Aug. — A physician re
ported to the coroner that the man who died
here this morning was a victim ■of Asiatic
cholera. ' The coroner ordered an inquest.
Rome, Aug. 19.— The bulletin of th* pro
gress of cholera in Italy for twenty-four
hours is as follows: Seborgorga, 2 deaths;
Pancalieri, "l; Vila Franca, 3; Bergamo, 7;
Masacarary, 5; Bergto, 3. Fresh cases re
ported: Vila Franca. .3; Bergamo, 6 ; Mas
acarara, 11 Bergto, 3; Curo, 14; Canxposso,:
22. •;■■.■■■:•:-■■:•- ] ;mm
. Marseilles, Aug. 19.-* The report of the
ravages of cholera in the several departments
of southern France for the twenty-four hours
ending at 9 o'clock this morning, is as fol
lows Herault, 14 ; deaths; Gard, 6; Ande,
4; eastern Pyrenese, 20. ~.\ .
Paris, Aug. — At Toulon there were] two
at hi from cholera last night. Fatal eases
develope more rapidly and death comes more
quickly than at the outbreak of the epidemic.
At Marseilles there were eight deaths last
night. • ; , *=.' j ;.:
. Toui.ox, Aug. 19. — The record of cholera
in the hospitals of the city to-day -is; as fol
lows: Deaths, none; admitted, 7; cured, 7;
under treatment, 58. Four deaths Jat Brig
noles to-day. * r^-"*}' -~
Paris, Aug. 19. — The journal De* DebaU
states that the mission of the Earle of North
brook to Egypt is to compel Khedive to trrant
all concessions demanded, : and then force
him to abdicate bis throne and finally pro- ;
claim hie son Abbas khedive, entrusting the
regency to Nubar. . J
, Londos, Aug. 19.— British authorities from 1
Quitta recently visited Bageida a town lying '
between Quitta and Lagos, and at the re- !
quest of the inhabitants \ hoisted '• the ' Union '
jack, indicating English protection. Shortly
afterwards the : Germ : war f ship, \ Moerne, ;
arrived there,' and ; crew went on shore, cut
down the flag staff t and removed the flag,
and then hoisted the German colors. Com
mission has gone from Quitta to inquire into
the high-handed proceedings. .7 ; ' ; i' ; . V *;
Land Grabbers.
'-: Washtsgtox. Aug. — Acting ' : Land !
Commissioner Harrison has ; written to ■ the !
register and receiver of lands, ; in } Hutnbolt, j
Cal., informing him that the practice of j
allowing proof to be filed at the time of olisg j
application to purchase land under the tim- I
bei land act of June 3, 1878, or at any time |
on six days publication, is irregular and un- |
authorized. "I am informed," he sajs, j
"that great nnmbers of fraudulent timber I
land entries have been made at , your office.
It is stated as a particular allegation that the j
Cuba Redwood company has \ hired ;. men by
wholesale Ito appear at your office ■as ", agent*
of entry men and pay % for t land, y; and that
these matters are common in your district.
If it be true that entries > are f ? made in the
manner alleged it appears to me strange that ;
your suspicions have not been J aroused, aid !
that your information of such or like dream-] :
stances have not been communicated to this
office. ~ ! '~'J'~~- ?';;■"'; ?\-'-''s >. . v '■' ■ '\'\
Dr. King, sanitary Inspector, ~i at Nogalea, j
A. T., reports that the yellow fever : appears
to have been confined ■to % the , infected 'dis- !
trict of Senora, Mei. There are ;; a number |
of cases in Gaajma3, and three deaths a "'day
on an average in Hermaaillo. v HeTsays . fee
inspected seven trains during the week end- ]
ing Aug. 10, and examined 112 passengers,
of whom twenty-four were quarantined and
baggage fumigated. It is stated members
of the cabinet have been snmmoned to New
York, and a meeting of the cabinet will be
held there to-morrow.
He Attends a Celebration of the Birth
of the Republican Party, and
Makes a Speech.
Strong, Me., Aug. 19.— 0n the 17th 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 the Republican
platform. It is claimed by the people of
Franklin county that this convention gave
birth to the Republican party of the United
States. The claim is disputed, but surviving
members of the convention assert that it was
the first to formally adopt the name "Repub
lican," and a distinctively Republican plat
form. They are celebrating the thirtieth an
niversary to day. The date was postponed
from the 7th to the 19th in order not to in
terfere with other celebrations. The town is
crowded with people and is decorated with
flags. On the last is printed the original
platform, convention of 1854. A
new Blame and Logan flag, forty
feet long was raised . The procession formed
at 12:15 to escort the speakers to the grove.
The Grand Army post headed the procession.
Then followed about fifty people present as
delegates at the convention thirty years ago.
The exercises were held in a hard wood grove
on the hillside, where the people began to
gather as early as Ba. m. The meeting was
called to order at once. Nelson Dingley, Jr.,
presided. He made a brief speech, princi
pally a review of the birth and career of the
Republican party, closing with a eulogistic
reference to the party's present candidates.
Blame, accompanied by Hannibal Hamlin
and Ex-Gov. Robie, arrived at 2 o'clock and
wps received with enthusiastic cheers. Gov.
Robie first addressed the meeting in a brief
speech. He caused considerable merriment
by calling for all in favor of Blame for presi
dent to raise their hands. The whole as
sembly apparently responded. "And now
all those in favor of any one else raise their
hands." One man held up his hand amid
roars of laughter, whereupon the governor
exclimed: "May God have mercy on his
soul." Blame was loudly called for, and on
coming: forward was received with wild ap
plause. He said:
Fellow Citizens: The place and time
where the Republican party was first organ
ized will, I presume, remain like the birth
place of Homer, subject to unending dis
pute. Seven cities claimed the latter and
seven staies may claim the former. It could
hardly be doubted that great thoughts come
to the minds of millions of men and find ex
pression at same -time and places widely
8 parated. But I think it is historically true.
The patriotic men who met in this town in
1854 were pioneers of a great movement,
which resulted in the organization of the
Republican party. Men of that day builded
better than they knew and initiated a move
ment whose grandeur and destiny could not
then be measured. Great parties never come
by whereases and as a rule they grow. Parties
cannot be improvised or extemporized. They
come from instinct and the masses of the
people and are not the product of political
labor. Thus it was with the Federal party,
with the old Republican party, with the Dem
ocratic party, with the Whig party, and with
that great party whose existence we celebrate
to-day. lam here to exchange congratula
tions with old neighbors and old friends;
congratulations on all that has been accom
plished to-day; congratulations on the spirit
and courage of the party to continue its great
works in the future.
Mr. Blame's speech was interrupted by ap
plause and he closed amid great enthusiasm.
Congressman Burroughs, of Michigan, was
the last speaker.
Woodland Park Baptist Church
Will give a
At their rooms, cor. Arundel St. and Selby Aye,,
Friday, August 22d.
js?"Supper — 6 to 9.
Base Ball.
Seventh Street Park,
Thursday I Friday,
Aug. 21st and 22d. :
GIVES "■;/■''
'■.'■-;.■ :^---> ■•"' ':"'.; " from $30 Upward
ORGANS, i ■■-■■. ■-„ _,
i . From $25 Upward.
■ : ..^ ■ $1 per month and Upward.
... Enabe, llazelton, Fischer, Marshall & Wendell
and second-hand . PIANOS. Clough ' & 'Warren
and second-hand ORGANS. \ Call , at » nee, or
send for low prices and easy terms. . ■■'.•■ ■
, " .90 East Third street, St. Paul.
JLN PACIFIC Railroad r
¥1 mTf\n Over 1,000,000 Acres Ix Mnr-
I ~- 1 1 'llllV msota ; 1 8,000,000' Aches 15
■ ill IIIFkI. Noeth Dakota; -19,000,000
IJili.ll'^l AcbesikMontasa; , 1,750,000
i Acres nr Idaho, asd 13,000,000 Acres is Wash-,
i isgtos add Op.egos. \ These fertile lands are for
gale on easy terms at prices ranging chiefly ■
; C v FROM $3 TO $5 PER ACRE. '
f< The Northern Pacific ' conntry is the newest re
gion open for ' settlement, but the ■ richest is
satuxal ! : resources. Its I' exceptionally ; fertile
•oil, well watered surface, line wheat and fanning
landa. best of ; cattle ■: grounds, large ' bodies of
timber, rich mining districts, healthful climate,' j
great I navigable'! waters," and grand ) commercial j
■ opportunities are * the chief : attractions which in
vite a large population. .;■>.-?. .: '_ ' ■'■ „' ".> ■~ :^.'';%\ _■
ITftllVP ' 10,818,433 acres, or more thas halt
Nil IP \ of all the" Public Lands | disposed of in
11 U IJj 1082 were i taken np in the prosperous
Northern Pacific country. ; j ;'- " : . . : . . .' :■'
V|_Q/V''AeTes of ! government land Free to .' Set-
TCOy tiers " ; under the .United I States Land
Lairs.' ■■'•;■',-■ . .. :. .' ... '■- ;'-. "•-..'=•. /v ' '-.. ■ , r "■:.;
"Vf "A T) and publications descriptive of
iflAl ijthe , railroad and government
land* sent tree. v.Vv.'^?™' '-T.'."-'-.' ???''■:'*-. '■*„"
vf Apply to or address ; ,; B. J. WEMTS3, :
■,'■ ;'.;■;,•■ '-' -'"-": ;": '. ;'..:■": General Land 'Agent; '-~J-
Or, Cbas. B. Laxbokx, Land Commiaaiomet, . '
j •;: : ::-;:.' '-.'. St. Paul, ttii.n. ' • : • .- : '.. • ,
NO. 2 3.
. ■:,;■;■■ ■■ '■ I MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. '
01 Pianos and Organs
ilfi /■' ■;':,. . : ■ TAKEN IN ' ' '■ ''
I,- : : 4 ■ . FOR NEW ONES. .-. ,'. .'
--lucent additions to, and improvements in.oui
I' " '■'.'■■; - Enable us to Offer = ■. .
To parties desiring .to Exchange ' Second-hand
PIANOS OR ORGANS for new ones. ;/.;. :
Wo shall be pleased to call and give yon an es
timate of value on any such instrument you may
have.* : '■'-/ ■\ ' •■■ .' : • . -.' /■ ■"• ■-'-. ;
, : St. Paul and Minneapolis.
418 Wabashaw street. ' :
Sohmer, Becker Bros?, and other PIANOS, New
■-'•■": V" '_ and Second Hand. . '
• ■ ■■;•;: '- ORGANS. . = : : '
Estey, New England, Smith, American, and
. . •,.-■■ .;; ■ Sterling. ••, ";, - ."..-
: Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise, '
at lowest prices and best terms .. ' 130-ly
For Pianos &Organs
' ' For Rosy and Best /forms,' . *"*
■ For Cat-)o(m- ad L..w»st Prl c »«,
lor Agencies and Territory. Addreaj
115 E. Seventh street, ST. PAll,.
' ." '. : '■-■ AMUSEMENTS/.
Supported by a powerful company in his new play,
OR '
SAM'L OP POSEN on the Road !
Seats on sale ■ at box office. :
V Prices 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
The AuSttuCtei lan !
• Everybody has heard : ; of ' the abstracted man
who thought he hail forgotten his watch,' and "
then took it oat of his pocket to sue if ho bad '
time to go back and get it. We rather suspect
this party, in the picture mast be a near relative
of his, as though the rain i- pouring] down or.
him, 'he actually forgets Jto raise his . umbrella,
and so escape a wetting. .:'.':■
Our BED FIGURE ;- SALE still * continues. '
There is no money in this sale for us, as we give
the profit, and Boraetimes more, to the customer,
frequently gelling goods at just about the cost to
manufacture; but then we are satisfied, ax it .
turns our good* into money and gives us room for i
our fall stocks. We have . sold quite a ' few units
to parties, who do not need them this . rummer at
all,' but intend keeping them to wear next season,
and it was the best investment they could make,
too. 'Anything or everything in 'summer Goods
that man or boy wears (except shoes) . can Ibe
bought at about 50 cents on the dollar daring thii - '
great Red Figure Sale. ''-„.
:■■- "ONE-PRIOE"
! : Cor. Third and RoDart Sts., St. PauL :
Campaign Uniforms,
Flags, Torches, Etc!
G.F. Foster, Son & Co.,
C3T"S«nd lor Illustrated Catalogue. ' ; 200
WHITE BEAK. -:.",-/,• WSS

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