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S C. J. C. MACLEOD, Publisher.
IfARNER, DAKOTA
Bp CONDENSED NEWS NOTES.
The Latest Associated Press
Telegrams in Short Par
agraphs.
SEW N FROM W ASH I'(.TI»S.
F' Jt expected that a vote nil! he Imil
y in the senate on the fisheries treaty about
fe the 20ttt inst.
The bill ratifying the agreement «ith the
Indiana in the Fort lierthold reservation
HrS has been passed bv the senate with a
Blight amendment.
At a further conference the representa
t?; tives of the two houses have reached an
g agreement upon the naval appropriation
Ski bill. The basis of the agreement is a sub-
Eg£. Btantial concession of the demands of both
jj senate and home, the former agreeing to
HraMatore to tl>e lull the original provision
for the 7.50‘» ton armored cruiser, and the
Ky, latter accepting the 2,000 ton gun boats
m proposed by the senate.
Four members of the house committee
fife' on foreign affairs discussed the bill to give
effect to the Chinese treaty, which has al.
ready passed in the senate. In the ah
gif sence of a quorum they did not attempt to
any action upon the measure, but
'' the toue of the discussion showed that
R| all of the members present, without regard
■gg£fe> party, lavor a speedy report to the
hcvjse. Mr. Hitt, a member of the coin
s' mittee who has heretofore occupied a very
Bfijt? conservative position in the matter of
H antl-Chineee legislation, expres-ed himsell
as satisfied that the pendiug bill meets all
;$■ the present requirements of the situation.
■ Representative l.awler, of Illinois, lias
& introduced a bill nmendntory of the inter
fe state commerce law by providing that it
•ball he unlawful for any common carrier
& subject to the provisions of the interstate
[y; Commerce law, to carry or transport any
commodity for a shipper in a car or vehi
cle owned, leased or in any way controlled
by enc > a shipper. It also makes it uri
r lawful for any shipper to make a contract
with any cairier to convey his property
in cars or vehicles controlled by such
shipper. It further amends the act by
giving to any person complaining of the
violations of the act all fines imposed and
If J, collected for such violation.
The long march from Bt. Matthew's
'■ church to Arlington cemetery at the funer
al of Gen. Sheridan came near iieing fol
lowed by serious results. The heat was
nearly 15 degrees less intense than it had
been earlier in the week, but the rays of
V the eun were tierce, and the inarch was an
efcwedingly long one for men in the iiest
training, and was much more severe, nat
urally, for officers and men whoarealmost
;> wholly out of training for long inarches in
the heat. The consequence was that h
good many of the men fell out of the liue
and were placed in ambulances; Home of
their, have been sent to hospitals, and it
, ' is feared that serious results may follow
Kda one or two cases. Two officers were af
fected by the heat, one of them Gen. Scho
field himself.
NORTHWKSTEB.X KAII.RO4DS.
3he St. Paul A Duluth rond declines to
Bylylh seaboard rates to suit the other
The Burlington <fc Northern -has begun
E the sale of round trip tickets from Chica
': go to Minneapolis for $8.50.
The roads interested in lowa traffic
have agreed to adopt a new distance
tariff for that state to go into effect l ug.
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fegbAn enthusiastic celebration of tlm
1 breaking ground for the Winona it South
m;4 western railway was held at Winona on
the llth inst.
Illinois Central road has announced
a reduction of 5 cents per 100 pounds on
Wh class freight from Chicago to Sioux
- City, making the rate 20 cents.
| Attorney Bishop, of Des Moines, Jowa,
Is instituting suits against every railroad
; company doing business in Dubuque for
refusing to adopt the tariff issued by the
!©wa railroad commissioners.
m Tu ” reduced immigrant rates ordered
by the trunk lines executive committee on
khe basis of $5 from New York to Chicago,
■■■ have gone into effect by all roads, the
J.ackawaiina and the Central making the
• ' same open rate.
work on the extension of the
Wieconsin Central railroad from Marsh
field, Wis., northwest to Chippewa Fails,
via Loyal and Greenwood, has been be
feljßa by the construction company to whotn
the general contract haa been awarded.
A Surge and enthusiastic meeting was
; heldin Yankton, Dakota, recently looking
'secure an extension of the Manitoba
P'-eoadfroic Bioax Falls to Yankton, and a
|i!AtN»ittee of cit-Ssene will be in St. Paul
BSPredneertay, when the dire<-tors will be
Km? with a specific proposition.
Smßßr.-i - '
K; t rut Montana Central will begin at once
aft' the survey aid construction of a branch
W' tadroad from Great Falls, Mont., to the
1,-Bfo slo«main mining region, about fifty
| The new branch is intended to tap
K'gwjiSfpng camps at Barker, Noihart and
Pf-fSf** *°r purpose of providing ore lor
gtei»a that is being constructed at 1
IffWMfiSa* falls. Part of the Sand Coulee
ifc.WlkWh railroad will be used lor the Belt
branch, which is to be com pie ted 1
fall. The news gives much eatisfac
'tSsxiss?* “° a " to ”
;
‘ K ’ »1 \L CAIAMUR. ,
Duluth recently attempted to
f tffiujfff* 1, uoioK * kasfr to
■R** ,,h 01 Falls, Ws., !
Company of Mason, Wis., waived examin
ation and was hound over to the circuit
court. Bail was fixed at $4,000.
In a bawdy house at Brainerd, Minn.,
recently, a notorious woman going by the
name of Younger, said bv some to be a
. | sister of the Younger brothers in Stillwater
. | penitentiary, made a vigorous attempt at
! suicide by taking morphine.
, At Winnepeg, recently, an altercation
j “.rose between a man named Gilboy and
. j on engine driver by the name of .lorcas.
’ | Hard words were used on both sides, and
j Gilbov attacked .lorcas with a knife, stale
| bing him seriously and probably fatally.
| Gilboy was airested soon after.
A warrant has been sworn out against
j one Lindow near Black Kiver Falls, Wis.,
‘ j for inhuman treatment of his family. The
i | evidence before Justice Brackett allowed
j that he punished his wife by tying her
hands, then sticking pins in tier arms from
' j the shoulder to ttie elbow until it was raw,
1 j and whipped her while she was sick abed,
i | He will live with the sheriff thirty days.
j James H. Moore, who says that his
father is a merchant in Detroit, was ar
-1 rented recently for trying to pass a check
1 for SSO, to which the signature of the Jew
ett it Sherman Co. had been forged. He is
i from Ashland and has been dissipating in
1 the company of W. H. Graham, a cowboy
1 from Montana, who tins been paying all
1 the expenses, Moore being without funds.
1 Moore, when arrested, tried to make it ap
pear that Graham was responsible for the
forged check.
. A Denver swindler named Joel T. Smith
lias been arrested at New York for an at
tempt to swindle or blackmail postmas
ters out of five dollars. Smith had sent
, his circulars to postmasters in various
parts of the country, stating that the
"National Badge Company" was prepared
to furnish handsome Cleveland campaign
j badges at $5 each. The circular also gave
j the post masters to understand that this!
| was authorized by the Democratic nation- 1
| al committee, ami some of them thought '
it was another way of avoiding the civil
service law. Postmaster George T. Mills [
of Mason, 111., wrote to the Democratic j
national committee about the matter,
and Chairman Barnum put the police on I
the track of Smith. He was caught and {
sent to jail.
j
HIE CANHI.TV UECOKII.
A railroad accident at Corning, N. Y.,
recently caused the death of engineer John
Mcrcereau.
A fire in the vestibule of the old Ger
mania hall at La Crosse recently caused
S2OO damages.
Charles Johnson, of the town of Donnel
ly, Stevens county, Minn., was struck by
lightning and killed a few days ago.
Fire at Stanton, Montgomery county,
lowa, recently destroyed nearly half of the
business part of town. Loss, $80,000; in
surance, SIO,OOO.
Toby Smith, head sawyer in Vigars
Bros.’ saw mill at Port Arthur, Manitoba,
was torn to pieces recently, being caught
in the machinery ami pushed against the
saw.
It is supposed that J. Hammond Re- d
and Miss Millikan, two young society peo
ple of Bar Harbor, Maine, were drowned
while boat-riding in the bay.
The convent of the Ladies of the Sacred
Heart, at One Hundred and Thirtieth at.
and between St. Nicholas and Teutb ave
nues, New York eity, burned recently.
Loss, $300,000; insurance, $200,000.
An express on the Erie Railroad eraebsd
into a wrecked freight and five car# were
derailed and burned. Alexander Newman,
tbe fireman, was burned to death. Sever
al passengers were badiy burned and oth.
erwise injured.
The trains from the south are heavily
loaded with persons from the vicinity of
the fover-stricken localities. Atlanta, Ga.-
is lull of refugees from Jacksonville and
other points, but no evidences of fever
have been found among them.
Jack Keefe, well known in Minnesota
sporting circles, was recently bound over
to the grand jury for shooting a revolver
in Hoffman’s saloon, at Little Falls,
Minn. He was drunk and fired several
shots. Bail was fixed at S3OO.
A party of men who had been searching
the woods all night at Wausau, Wis., in
quest of Hattie McC’rossen who left her
home to go berrying the previous morning
and bad not returned, found her lifeless
body two miles from the city, pinned to
the ground by a large pine tree which bad
been blown down by the heavy winds.
A fire at Cbatanooga, Tenn„ recently
carried away the entire block between
Sixth and Beventb streets on the East
side. The loss amounts to over si.zso -
000. The Griffi tlis-Cald well block is a
total wreck. The fire started In the
building occupied by the M. Black Drug
store company and the Bradt Printing
company. Five men were killed by falling
walls.
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PERSONAL SEWS ITERS.
Morton 8. Wilkinson has been nominat
ed for candidate for Congress by the Dem
ocrats of the second congressional dis
trict of Minnesota.
Gen. Schofield, the ranking major-gener
al, speaking of the succession to Gen. Shsr- ,
idan, says; "Rank commander aud com
mander are two entirely difiereAb things, j
Hit p.ople generally, ouUideol military
circles, do not seem to think so. Han offi
cer is a brigadier-general, that is his rank.
It has been conferred on him by and with
the advice of the senate, but it doesn't de
cide anything about the assignment or
command which may be given him. T'm
President may put him in command of a
department, or even a division. Indeed,
he may, II be choose, detail him to com
mand the army. The President could or
der ali these changes tf ho so di-si red. As a
Wait*'of fact, the Piesident is command
•yr-Sn-ehief of tbe army. Up to the rank of
,-olone), officers of the army are promoted
by seniority, but when you get above the
rank of colontd, ranks and commands are
all conferred by the President at bis pleaa
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f f|M eoREJCN I i* ;>S
■f .i German vessel strived at Boston re
tloa ir**iu (curvy. J * ®
France to lie used lielore the commission,
b ! Egan also promises to attend the commie
| sion sitting whenever summoned and sub
| mit to the fullest examination.
j The reply of M. Goblet, French minister
, j of foreign affairs, to the Italian note an
nouncing the occupation of Mussowah by
- 1 Italy, protests acainst the abolition
i'of capitulations without negotiation or
, | agreement with the powers, and hints that
. | Fiance wiii pursue the same tactics in fit
| tore, if it suits her interests to do so.
j Revolutionary proclamations have been
; seized at the house of Soudry the anarch
. j iat leader, in Paris. France, who was nr
j rested during the riots on the occasion of
. tbe funeral of Gen. Fudes. It is rumored
' | that the anarchists had secreted 1.00(1 re
| j volvers in the labor exchange, and that
I the government only prevented a rising by
j the seizure of the exchange.
i j The declarations ol Prince Bismarck in
\ the National Zeitung and of Lord Salisbu-
I ry at the Mansion house dinner recently,
! respecting the peace of Europe, have creat
-1 | ed some uneasiness in the minds of Vienna
politicians as to thedispositionof Bulgaria
| and caused renewed discussion at thevnri
| ous capitals of the perennial question ol
j the importance of Constantinople.
The amount- of damages Mr. Parnell
j asks for against the Times is £50,000. He
| bases his action on letters which the Times
; published in ISN7, and on letters and
statements introduced by the defense in
| the trial of O Donnell's case against the
j Times. Tbe trial will take place before
j Lord Kinnear, ol the court of sessions in
J Edinburg. The St. James Gazette surmises
I that Mr. Parnell, when asked to testify be
i fore the commission of inquiry, will refuse
i on the gro nd that if lie gave evidence be
fore tbe commission he would prejudice his
; suit against the Times by disclosing his
I case.
(iENKRAI. NEB'S NOTES.
War has been declared against the whig-
J k.v element at Pipestone, Minn., and more
j arrests are likely to follow.
Senator Sabin, of Minnesota, has secur-
I ed the passage of a bill to improve the cnl
} tivation and manufacture of hemp and
liax.
| The business men and traveling public
at Kansas City. Mo., are up in arms
against the proposed abolition of fast
! trains.
The heaviest rain fall known to the in
habitants of Sioux Falls occurred in that
city recently. It is estimated that three
inches of water fell within thirty minutes,
turning the streets into roaring torrents,
but doing no material injury except tbe
flooding of a few basements.
An official dispatch received from Mas
sowah contains the following startling in.
telligence: Three hundred and fifty auxi
liary tioops under the command of Italian
officers have beon destroyed by Abyssini
ans. The killed included all the officers.
An attack was being made by the auxilia
ries upon Sagneti. The catastrophe was
due to the treachery on the part of native
allies, who joined the enemy during the
fighting.
The trooDs of the Second cavalry, sta
tioned at San Francisco, Cal., and a de
tachment of the same regimentat Beneccia
have been placed by instructions from
Washington under marching orders. They
will be sent to some point in Arizona on
the Mexican border. The movement is
thought to be due to trouble caused by
border ruffians and also by the Indians in
Arizona.
A very strong feeling is obtaining ground
in Bt. Louis that the executed murderer oi
Preller was unfairly dealt with and the law
strained to secure his conviction. The en
tire case, it is more fully realised since
Maxwell’s execution, rested on circumstan
tial evidence alone, and under those cir
cumstances there are many who believe
that the steru and unmoveable attitude
assumed by Gov. .Moorehouee was not
usitified.
Peter B. Crepeau, of Stillwater, Minn.,
by his attorney, W. W. Erwin, of Bt. Paul
has commenced suit is the district court
against F. Willman, a jeweler of Li»o
standing, charging him with uiienating the
affections of his (Crepeau’s) wife and
wrongfully, etc., debauching her and know
ing her carnally, etc., and thereby deprived
him of her fellowship, assistance, etc.
Crepeau claims damages of SIO,OOO, and
asks judgment for the same. The papers
have been served on Willman.
Capt. Porter, of the United States ser
vice, hss two counterfeit silver dollars
dated 1885. A gentleman who saw them
says they are made H;’ a new method.
Curly maple blocks are toiled until they
are softener. The coin which is designed
to counterfeit is placed between the blocks
which are screwed tightly in a vise until
the coin sinks into the wood. The blacks
are allowed to dry and harden, forming a
perfect mould. The coins which Capt.
Porter has are of the same size, weight and
color of the genuine, a very dangerous
counterfeit.
A meeting of the jobbers and manufar
turera of the commercial cities in lowa
was held at Davenport recently to consid
er the new tariffs proposed by the lowa
railroads. Several speakers asserted that
the railroads had filled the papers with
misrepresentations, charging the people ol
lowa with effort* to ruin their property.
Al) this was stamped as untrue, and the
railroads denounced in bitter terras and
charged with unjust treatment of the busi
ness men of lowa. A committee was ap
pointed to draw up a plan of action
against the railroad*. No secret, is made
of the fact that steps are being taken lot a
legal fight.
Capt. P. P. Robb, commissioner of agri
culture of Alabama, has left Montgomery
for a tour of the North wee t. He is accom
panied by a party of thirteen gentlemen
representing a* many towns, who go in a
sjtecial csr. He also f nkee another car
tilled with spcctrar-Mfed,jSuibnma products
for exhibition. They «r direct tc Evans
ville, lud., thence to Des Moines, Council
Bluffs, Minneapolis acd s£. Paul and
back to Chicago. From there they will go
through Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Tbe object of the trip is to advertise Ala
bama’s resources in the interest of immi
gration, Capt. Robb says Alabama has
the immigration fever, and has It bad, and
wants it from the North.
Capt. Jack Williams, a professional
swimmer and native of the island of Mal
ta, accomplished a remarkable feat recent
ly. He wont np to Alton. 111., and was
taken out into the river and his bands
I were bound tn bis etdes. Hh Wo legs were
CONGRESSIONAL.
On the 10tii inst. the senate proceeded
to bu.sineen on the calendar, disposing of
bills to which no objection »a« made.
The following bills among others, were
passed The senate bill to ratify and con
! tirm an agreement with the Indians of Fort
! Berthohl agency, Dak. The hill to regulate
j commerce carried on by telegraph, being
j the bill introduced by Mr. Spooner on the
! 26th of January, 4KNS, aud reported back
i from t he committee on interstate commerce
I (with amend men si on the 18th of July,
j At 2 p. m. the senate proceeded to the con.
sideration of the fisheries treaties in open
j executive session. In the house Mr. Towns
! hend, of Illinois, submitted conference re
j port on the bil' granting aid for state
j homes for disabled volunteers and it was
j agreed to. Mr. Spr nger oi Illinois, gave
! notice that he would ask the house oa
! Tuesday next to proceed to the futbercon*
; sideration of the Oklahoma bill, and then
the h onse went into committee of the
j who!e(Mr. Hatch, ol Missouri, in the chair)
| on the private calendar.
In the seriate on the 131 it inst., the reso
j lution offered last Friday by Mr. Edmunds
| calling on the attorney-general for copies
of correspondence between the department
| of justice and the supervisor of elections
j in the city of New York on the subject of
registration and election, was taken up,
| and its purpose was explained by him. He
understood that the head of the depart
| merit of justice had undertaken to notify
i ttie supervisor of elections in New
| York (in advance) that (while the stat
ute gave him ten days itt which to perform
his duties) he would be paid only for five
j days. If that statement were true (ns he
most earnestly hoped it was not), it
j would seem to require some explanation
! as to what authority the department of
| justice claimed to have in determining how
long an officer should be paid for a service
imposed upon him by statute. After brief
j discussion the resolution was adopted. The
senate then resumed the consideration of
: the fisheries treaty in open executive ses
sion. and was addressed by Mr. Gall in sup
j port of its ratification. At the close of
Mr. (all's speech, the presiding officer, (Mr.
Cockrell, in the chair) announced the ques
tion to be on Mr. Morgan’s motion to
postpone the consideration of the treaty
till December next, and asked whether the
senate was ready for the question. Mr.
Hoar—On that motion I cal) for the yeas
and nays. Mr. Gray said that, before the
vote was taken, he desired to speak on the
motion. He then began a speech in favor of
postponing consideration until December
next. In the house Representative Lawler,
of Illinois, introduced a bill amendatory
of the inter-state commerce law by provid
ing that it shall be unlawful for a common
carrier, subject to the provisions of the in
terstate commerce law to carry or transpor
any commodity for a shipper in a car or vehi
cle, owned, leased, or in any way controlled
by such shipper. The committee on public
lands referred to asubcomraittee thesenate
bill declaring a forfeiture of the lands grant
ed to aid in tbe construction of wagon
roads in Oregon.
In the senate on the 14th inst., Mr.
Reagan introduced a bill to define trusts
and to provide for the punishment of per
sons connected with them cr carrying
them on, and moved its reference to the
committee on judiciary. Mr. Sherman
suggested its reference to the committee ou
finance, which had already charge of the
same subject under instructions to inquire
and report whether any remedy can be
found for such trusts and combinations.
Mr. Reagan said he had no objection to
the reference to the committee on finance,
as the subject was now before that com
mittee. Mr. Beck said that the committee
on finance had its hands pretty full now,
and xvas likely to have its hands full up
to the end of the season. He did
not believe that that committee would
look into tbe matter, and he thought it
should be referred to the committee on the
judiciary. Mr. Reagan says he had indi
cated the judiciary committee because tbs
bill involved interesting and important
questions of law.
Mr. Sherman repeated that the commit
tee on finance had been already charged
with the consideration ol the subject, and
had himself given some attention to it, in
order to see how lar it was within the con
stitutional power of congress to prohibit
trusts and combin&tioua in restraint ol
trade. It was very clear that there was
no such power in congress to be derived
from its power to raise and collect taxes.
It was a power which might be exercised
by each state lor itself. Similar laws
had been enacted before in England and
other countries, indeed, there were in
Blackstone’s commentaries denunciations
of trusts and monopolies as strong as
could ot written in the English language.
Whether such laws could be engrafted by
national authority on tbe statute book of
the United States under its peculiarsystem
ot its government there was some doubt.
If it could be done atall it would have to lie
done on a tariff or revenue bill. Mr. Regan
also introduced a bill, which was referred
to the committee on commerce, requiring
the off)cere and at least three-quarters of tbe
crew of every United Btates merchant, whal
ing or fishing vessel to be either native
born or naturalized citizens of tbe United
States. Tbe house bill granting the right
of-way to the Yankton & Missouri River
railway through the Yankton reservation
in Dakota was taken from the calendar
and passed (with some formal amend
ments). The seuate then, at 12.80 (by
vote of 24 to 20) resumed tbe considera
tion of the fisheries treaty in ope»r'«XftfJ(
tive session, and was add reseed by Mr.
Morgan. In house on motion ot Mr.
Hovey, of Indicia, e senate amendment
was concurred in to tbe house bill for tbe
erection of a marine hospital at Evans
ville, Ind. The senate bill to regulate
commerce carried on by telegraph was re
ferred to the committee on commerce.
A Monument to Cen. Sheri
dan.
The Washington Post makes the
following soiggestioii:
There have been but few suggestions
in regard to a monument to Sheri
dan, bat it is hoped that the Grand
Army of the Republic will move in
this matter without delay. One dol
lar contributed by each member of
that organization throughout the
country would creatd a fund out of
which a suitable memorial could be
erected over the hero ot Winchester,
which would be an ornament to the
beautiful city of the dead in which he
now resides, and would substantially
testify the regard with which the ex
soldiera entertain for the foremost
cavalry officer of the Union.
John Olson nearly lost his life at
Grand Forks recently, from asphyxi
ation. He was working in a trench
twelve feet deep when the Embank
partly u neonaetoua. __
REPUBLICAN NOTES.
The Democratic Photograph
In the course of an editorial under
the above caption the New York
Tribune roasts the Democratic party
in the following truthful manner:
“l£ is a party which honors and
| trusts men ol a coarse and grovelling
j type and of low associations. Not by
; accident do so many jailbirds and
scoundrels, so many dtunkards and
j deadbeats, so many ignorant, degrad
ed and i rutal creatures, come to rep
| resent a great party when it first
| selects its favored ones after twenty
| four years of exclusion from office.
| Not by accident do creatures get its
| most potent recommendations
! xvhose personal character makes
them unlit for the association of de
cent citizens. Not by accident do
| graduates >->f the penitentiary and the
i workhouse have the influence of a
| Democrat ic organization behind them.
Not by accident do so many unscru
pulous and disreputable men, election
swindlers, forgers, thugs, keepers of
liquor-saloons and places of bad re
pute, gamblets and poker players,
| swindlers on a large scale in the stock
j board or in public offices, and dog
! stealers or tappers of church tills or
: horse thieves, command the indorse-
I ment and the influence which secuer
! appointments.
“It is a party which honors and pre
fers disloyalty; which cherishes a
fierce and fanatical affection for trait
ors, and tiiose who sympathize with
treason. The foulest mouthed and the
vilest acting traitors, the men whose
deeds and words revolt even the more
cultivated ex-Confederate who broad
ened his mind by brave conduct in
war—these are creatures who come to
the front as representatives of the in
nermost spirit of a party. The Cop
perhead whose words were so vile
that they mnnot now be p-inted; the
men who have been engaged in forgery,
ballot-box stuffing, bulldozing, whip
ping, systematic assassination, as
means of restoring rebel supremacy
against the law; these are the men
who take places of trust and honor
in spite oi the protests of loyal and
decent citizens.
“The country haa to face the facts.
Whatever is basest and most degrad
ing in its character and history, in its
tendencies and passions and vices,
naturally gravitates to the Demo
cratic party. The inevitable outcome,
when that party is intrusted with
power, is National disgrace.”
Free Speech, Free Press, Free Poli-
tics
A delegation numbering 2,500 peo
ple visited Gen. Harrison recently
and in response to the presentation
speech made by B. Wilson Smith, the
general said:
You are members in great part of a
party that was not machine made.
It had its birth in an impulse that
stirred simultaneously the hearts of
those who love liberty:. The first con
vention of our party did not organize
it. Those men were great, but they
were delegates—representatives of
principles which had already asserted
their power over the consciences and
the hearts of the people. The Repub
lican party did not organize for spoils;
it assembled about an altar of sacri
fice and in a sanctuary beset with en
emies. You have not forgotten our
early battle cry—“ Free speech, at ree
press, free schools and free territo
ries.” We have widened the last word;
it is now “a iree nation.” The appeals
we have made and shall yet make are
addressed to the hearts and to the
minds of our people. Therefore, we
believe in schools and colleges and
seminaries of learning. Education is
the great conservative and assim
ilating force. A doubter is not neces
sarily an evil person. The capacity tw
doubt implies reason—the power of
solving doubts; and if the doubt is ac
companied with a purpose to find the
truth and a supreme affection for the
truth when it is found, he will not go
widely astray. Therefore, in our polit
ical campaigns, let men think for
themselves and the truth will assert
its way over the minds of our people.
Then everything that effects the rec
ord and character of the candidates
and the principles of the parties will
be brought to a safe tribunal whose
judgment will be right. lam not un
aware of the fact that some of you
had another convention preference,
f have always believed that con
vention preferences should be free in
the Republican party, and that no
prejudice should follow any Republi
can on account of that preference. As
party men, we will judge a man by his
post-convention conduct.”
Encouraging Words from Murat
/ Halsted.
While waiting foif Mr. Blaine on
the Oth inst. in New York harbor,
there was a meeting on shore at quar
antine, at which Murat Halsted
spoke as follows:
“Fellow citizens; I did not expect
this when I joined the procession, but
I feel grateful ior your kindness. I
came some 1,000 miles to join with
you in paying my respects to the man
whose voice we long to hear and
whose magnificent form we long to
see. Wti have auspiciously begumthe
great presidential campaign this year.
I have known Gen. Harrison forty
years. I sat with him in a school
noose in Hamilton county, Ohio, forty
years ago. There is no better friend
In the West of James G. Blaine than
Gen. Harnson. For one, lam glad
tbe nomination made at the Chicago
convention was not m any sens* an
apology h>r the glorious campaign of
believe we are going to win. I think
it ia in the air. Mr. Blaine has seen in
that exists between the admimstra-
'republican and Protectionist.
Plainer words than General Harri
son spoke to his Henry County visit
ors have never been spoken by anv
candidate, says the Chicago Inter-
Ocean. if the Republican nominee be
| elected to the presidency we will be
| elected as a Republican and as a pro
| tectionist; in brief, as a man standing
; upon the Chicago platform and ap
j proving every plank used in its con
struction. He said: “I see protection
| to American industries on the banner
which you carry. Our party stands
unequivocally and without evasion or
qualification for the doctrine that the
American market shall be preserved
for American producers.” Whereat,
his hearers being mostly farmers who
know what the growth of American
cities and factories had done in in
creasing the demand for what they
have to sell and reducing the prices
of what they have to buy, there was
great applause.
But General Harrison not only de
clared himself in favor ot preserving
the American market to American
producers, but also in favor of extend
ing our foreign trade by closer com
mercial relations with the Central
and South American republics and
government?. “And what,” he asked,
“is essential to that end? Regular
mails are the first condition of com
merce. What we need is the estab
lishment of American steamship lines
between our ports and those of Cen
tral and Souch America. Then it will
be no longer necessary that an Ameri
can minister, commissioned to an
American state, shall take an English
ship to Liverpool, there to find an
other English ship that shall carry
him to his destination. We are not
to be frightened by the use of that
ugly word, ‘subsidy.’ We must pay
to American steamships a liberal
compensation for carrying our mails,
instead of turning them over to Brit
ish tramp steamships.” And again
there was “great applause,” as was
fit to the expression of such truly
National sentiment.
General Harrison's idea is the Re
publican idea, which, had it not been
obstructed by Democratic majorities
in Congress, would have saved to this
Nation the $150,000,000 which it
has paid within the last few years to
foreign ships that have carried its
mails, its freight, and its passengers,
and which wonld have added other
millions to its wealth by development
of trade with countries that are com
paratively near to us geographically,
and, for the most part, akin to us
in political structure. The National
policy of preserving the market of
this Republic to the citizens of this
Republic, and of extending our foreign
trade by American vessels, and in adi
rection which will make us the sup
pliers instead of the purchasers, the
manufacturers instead of the recip
ients oi foreign manufactures, has
never been more holdly express'?' 1
than by General Harrison.
Ceneral Harrison on the War.
Gen. Harrison does well to refer fre
quently in his speeches to the war in
which he bore such a gallant and hon
orable part, says the St. Loui9 Globe
-Democrat. The time has not yet
come to ignore the fact that said war
was fought upon certain well-defined
issues, and resulted in the vindication
of certain most important aud endur
ing principles. It is his duty as the
standard-bearer of the- party which
suppressed the rebellion and abolish
ed the monstrous evil of slavery to
keep the country reminded that he
and those who fought with him on the
side of the Union are proud of that
service, and firmly resolved that the
fruits of their great victory shall
be preserved in good faith and
without compromise or apology.
He and his party believe that the
work performed by the Federal ar
mies has never oeen surpassed in lofty
devotion to the best interests of tbe
country aud of mankind; and that
fact is one which he has a right to
urge as a reason why the control of
tbe Government should be restored to
Republican hands. Granting that the
South fought bravely and sincerely,
it still remains true that she was in
the wrong and that the deicsion was
unqualified against her. It is proper
to resent the mischievous idea that
the attempt to destroy the Govern
ment was a mere indiscretion, and
Gen. Harrison's record as a soldier
authorizes Lira to speak plainly in
that connection.
The policy ol the Democratic party
is to put the history of the war aside,
and treat the whole subject as one
which has no practical relation to our
present political condition and inter
ests. If it could nave its way in the
matter it would obliterate all the
glories of that memorable contest,
and nullify all the advantages that
were obtained by the labors and sac
rifices ol the loyal people of the coun
try. The attitude which it occupied
as a party throughout the struggle
was such that it cannot now claim
any share in tbe credit of the victory;
and its disposition, therefore, is to
trivialize the significance of the con
flict in every possible way. Under
such circumstances, the Republicans
are in duty bound to reiterate the
facts and to insist that the war shall
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