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C J. C. MACLEOD, Publisher
ffie Latest Associated Press
Telegrams in Short Par
The resolution to ratify the fisheries
treaty «w defeated in the on the
21st inst, by a vote 27 to 3’*.
Representative Breckenridge of Arkan
sas has introduced five tariff bills in the
bouse. They are designed to correct cer
tain abuses now existing under the tariff
The treasury department has paid out
$10,000,000 on account of pensions, not
withstanding which payment the total re
ceipts for the month to date ar*- $5,000,-
000 in excesß of the total dishursements
for the same period.
Mr. Mills says concerning the statement
put in circulation by the senate managers
of the tariff measure, that the surplus
would not far exceed the appropriations,
that be intended investigating the matter
and that with this object in view lie had
written a letter to tfip secretary ol the
treasury asking bins for an exact state
ment of the condition of the surplus.
Colonel Bates, superintendent of the
free delivery system, says that the recent
resignation oi Lawrence Kiertian, the eu
perintendrnt ol carriers at .St. Louis, was
not in any way due to the charges that
letters affecting the marriage ol Congress
man O'Neill bad been delayed in the St.
Louis office. As a matter of tact he says
these letters were delivered when received.
Mr. Kieman's resignation was due to a
difference of opinion with Postmaster
A statement has been prepared at the
treasury department in regard to the ap
propriations lor the fiscal year ending
June HO, 1889. made at the present see
•ion of congress in the regular annual ap
propriation bills. The total appropria
tions us passed the house, aggregate $ U 3,-
613.204: ae pnssed the eenafe, $ 425,870,.
515. Estimated revenue, including $57,-
803.734 for postal revenue, $440,563,731.
Estimated surplus. (128,950,580, based on
bouse appropriations, and $14,693,219
on senate appropriations.
At a meeting of the George CL Meade
Post No. 50, O. A. R., a committee of live
was appointed to investigate and report
charges which had been preferred by some
of the member# in which it was alleged
that the district commissioners have vio
lated the law regarding the appointment
of policemen. Ths law in the District ol
< olumbia provides that policemen must
be honorably discharged soldiers of the
army or navy. This was intended origin
ally to nac-an veterine of the war, but as
they arsnow barrwd by age Irom appoint
ment, and aa rongreas has declined to re
peal the law, positions on the police force
are open only to mtn who are now or have
recently been In the regular army or navy.
The commissioners it Is alleged, instead of
appointing veterans, have asked the dis
charge of men from the army and navy
that they might appoint them to positions
on the police force, the available mateiial
being insufficient.
The directors of the Cincinnati, Rich-
Ejpmoad A Chicago railroad have ratified the
•ale r' the road to the Penneylvania
company. „
It is repo-ted that the entire financial
arrangements for completing and equip
ping the Hudson’s Bay railway Irom Win
nipeg northward have been made. .
The Chicago, Milwaukee A fit. Paul com.
patty's new depot at Winona, Minn., ie be
ing rapidly pushed to completion. The
fcpfc walla are done and the wind mi and
roof ttr* l>eing adjusted. The building is
oi red pressed brick with white stone trim
mings Winona has waited a long time
and It la being amply repaid lor its pa
General Passenger Agent Barker, of the
Wisconsin Central road has issued a cir
cular authorising a reduction in first and
second dose immigrant trnlne between
Chicago ami fit. Paul and Minneapolis to
$6.40 and $5 respectively, in retaliation
lor a cut mode by the Chicago, Burlington
A Quincy rood- It is not probable that
U»e Central’s action will provoke a gener
al passenger rate war.
For years the Chicago, Burlington A
Quincy railway has been seeking terminal
facilities in fit. Louis. This result bar
been accomplished Ly a contract ma le by
the Burlington’s St. Louis and fit. Paul
line, having headquarters in thatdty, with
the Wftjwsb railway, whereby the Bur
lington secures joint occupancy of the Wa
bash track from fit. Peter, Mo., to fit.
Louis, including the fit. Louis terminal fa
in view ( >f the proponed extension of th#
Canadian Pacific railway to Detroit, it is
announced that the Grand Trunk Railway
company hat made arrangements to ex
tend its Michigan lias, in order to f rtn a
short line between Detroit and Chicago, in
dependent of the Wabasb, and is also
making arrangements to at once make
coanscUun between its system of lines and
tbs 1 o’clock St. Louis and Kansas Lily
train, re chins fit. Louis and the South
west a route etjaal to that of th# Wo-
Obsrkampf, the Chica|o mail box rob- i
her has been placed on trial.
Rev. Edward N. Camp committed sui.
side in Newark, N. J., recently, by cutting
bis throat and then jumping Intoa cistern
He had been in bad health foreevsral
•4 Copt. Hat Kinney, the famous chid and
founder ef th* Bald Knobbsm organisa
tion, was shot and instantly killed at
; it;>rl Chrihikn onattv Itfn ».« nl 4,u,
, z pt,. „ Jr’J?2r v uuY•
Miies eLteoed* * Ba,d Knobber.
Sy fgfrm ini iiijtii m, utui wm
Landing. Canada, has been captured at
River neaufette, * bout six miles from the
acene of his crime. He only surrendered
because the officers had him covered with
Benjamin F. Carter, under sentence oj
death at Rawlins, Carbon county, Uyo
! ming, for the murder of a fellow cowboy
[ named John Jeffrey last fall, has been re»
I pited for sixty days by Governor Moon
! light. He was to have been hanged next
I Friday.
As a party of picnickers were returning
: row Lake Forest to Chicago, recant!;, a
| quarrel occurred between several men, in
! which two men named Duggan and Morgan
j were stablied, the former fatally. The
I stabbing is said to have been done by
I Michael Mines, who has disappeared.
Richard Collins, chief of police of West
! Superior, Wis., shot his wife twice recent
j ly, both shots taking effect in her legs,
! James Myers, at whose house the woman
was stopping, attempted to stop the would
j be assassin and aliveiy souffle ensued, dar
ling which Myers shot Coffins through the
| head inflicting severalscalp wounds. Jeal
ousy was the cause.
David Davis, clerk of a storekeeper and
| the postmaster at left that
1 place to spend his holidays in England 8
j short time ago. During his absence it was
' found that h> had embezzled $ 0.000. De
tective < aroenter of Montreal proceeded
to Utica. where Davis went, and enticed
j barfs to I’rescot, where tie arrested him
) and took him back to Montreal.
j Details of a terrible tragedy at f’rairie
J Center, 15 miles north of Ottawa, 111., are
j received. A dance was given by a number
of Norwegians, which wag attended by
over 100 couple. Whisky flowed freely
and all were more or less intoxicated.
About midnight two young men got into
a fight over a partner, and one of them
was stabbed. At this the men present
took sides and revolvers and knives were,
used freely. Eight are reported either
shot or stabbed, four of whom may die.
Charles Anderson and Thomas Holder
ness fought a vicious duel with knives in a
dark room at Chicago, recently. Each
pretended that the other wanted to rob
him, and drawing their knives they slashed
hwhv at each other until an officer, who
heard Mrs. Anderson's shrieks for help,
came .n and put an end to their pastime.
Holderness was getting the worst of the
encounter. His left arm was nearly cut
off, and he had a long scalp wound on the
top of hie head. One of Anderson's hands
was frightfully cut.
" no {ASIALTV It H OH l*.
Luke Harmon fell out of a boat at West
Superior a few days ago and w as drowned.
The recent heavy rains in Tennessee have
damaged the cotton crop to a consider
-1 able extent.
\ A fire at Wadena, Minn., on the morning
i- of the 20th met., did about $75 000 of
t damage; about half insured.
j A man calling himself John Booth, ana
e tive of Queens county, Ireland, was killed
at Marquette, Mich., recently by a falling
„ derrick.
r - Forest fires have been raging fiercely
e along the Italian frontier and a section of
B country 200 kilometers long hae been dev
f There is an epidemic oi fever in Wabash.
* Ind., because of the frightful condition of
' the \Vai.s.«r, <s Erie canal, which has been
I allowed to become dry.
Chief Weecott, oi the Kickapooe, near
Kanas City. Mo., his squaw, and five chil
dren were killed by lightning in hie cabin
on the reservation near Netawaka, Kan..
' recently.
* Robert Otz and Julius Maeler were in
stantly killed at the silk mill oi Edward
. Otx at West Hoboken N. Y., recently, by
the falling ol a new arch which was in pro
* cess of construction.
Luke Harmon, a young man 26 years e
age, employed by the Northwestern Fuel
, company at West Superior, Wis., recently
attempted to cross the bay In a boat. On
5 the way over he felt out and was drowned.
| Deacon Lovering, aged t), his sister and
housekeeper, Mra. Richardson, were in
! stantly killed by lightning near Greenfield,
Moss., recently, and the farmhouse, barns
buildings burned. Th* scene of the tragedy
> is in the town of Gill.
Thousands of dollars’ worth oi proper-
I ty were destroyed in Marquette, Mich., re
-1 centiy in less thar. four minutes by a ter
' rifie cyclone. When directly over the city
1 the funnel-shaped e*-oud swooped down
1 and burst, and the work of the rain was
A severe storm swept over a portion of
Michigan, recently accompanied by an un
usual electrical disturbance. During the
continuance oi the storm the bouse of Vic
tor Mayctt was struck by tbs lightning
and Mr. Mayott was instantly killed. The
house was badly wrecked.
Three men, supposed to be the murder
ers of Mra. Howes, at Fort Fairfield, M«.,
who 'was shot lost Sunday while boating
with her husband and family on the To
bique river, have been captured on the
river. The police arrived later and took
the prisoners in custody.
By the explosion oi a small retort fulf
of molten metal which by mistake, was
plunged into a barrel of water at the Chi
cago A Aurora Smelting works at Chicago,
Anse Emtl&n, aa employe, was instantly
biffed. His body was frightfully mangled
and burned. No one alee was injured.
The main building of the Litchfield, Minn,
mills, which contained the machinery and
material In process ol manufacture, hae
been burned. The fire originated in the
Srker. The building woe erected Is the
Hof 1886. The loss te estimated at
$15,000, on which there woe aa insurance
of *9,000.
The steamer Jim Leighton, owned by
the Chicago A Northwestern railway and
u**d <u a terry between Flat re and Fort
Pierre, Dakota. Molted from the hirncee.
burning the cabin and pilot house Lefore
the fire was extinguished. The boilers were
ruined. Low *2,000; no insurance. It
will be repaired.
Robert Holmes and Jennie Lowrie, two
highly respected young persons residing
near Oewegp, N. Y.. hired a sailboat to go
to a picnic, several miles from tbs harbor.
They started to return at 9 o’clock that I
t j streets. Fields were flooded everywhere,
, and on the Lake Washington branch the
j water covered the cotton fields.
1 The Herald’s Wilmington. N. C., special
euya that a serious railroad accident oc
f j curred on the Wilmington, Columbia A
Augusta road about sixty miles south of
r Wilmington, Del., recently. The fast mail
j train from Charleston had stopped to
- make some repairs and was run into by
t j another passengerf train. A sleeping car
l was completely demolished. Two passen
! gere were killed outright, two fatally in-
I i jured and a Mr. Hart, of Edgefield, S. C.,
| seriously hurt.
I'UisoYti. news m u*.
Col. John fi. Mason, Ninth infantry, fias
t-een retired from service.
Among the strange and startling re
• j quests when near death’s door, is that of
j Mrs. M. Taylor, of Peru. Ind., who is slow
i ; ly nearing her end from tumor uftbestom-
I aeh, and requests, when dead, that both
| hands and feet- he severed from the body
> j and also that the heart he removed and
• f sent to France lor burial, interment of the
| other portion of the body to occrst Peru.
Other members of the Irish parli trier.tary
i party have announced their intention to
* bring suits against the Times. They say
) their object is to mulct the paper for costs.
Mr. Parnell denies the report that he
! intends to vacate his seat Lr parliament
| until either the parliamentary commission
| or the Scotish court has completed its
1 j inquiries in the Times charges against him.
A dispatch from Simkin to the Tiroes
j says: •"The reports concerning the
j presence of a white man in the Bahr-el
i Gazette district are confirmed. He is
I known as Abu Digna, and has a force of
. j enormous strength, including a large nuts
i.l her of half-naked men, probably from the
■ I Niain Niam country. This is a strong
j point in favor of the idea that the white
man is Stanley. The khalifa of Khartoum
has sent a force of 5,200 men against him.
The Negus of Abyssinia has sworn to cap
ture Khartoum, and the khalira is greatly
general news notes.
The fiioux Commissioners have gone to
the Crow Creek agency, without having ac
complished anything at Standing Hock
St. Paul is to have an appropriation by
congress for a new public building at an es
timated cost of S7OO, 000, and Milwaukee
one at a coivt of $1,200,000.
Reports from thirtv-nve representative
points in Northeastern Nebraska show
that wheat, oats and all small grains are
j almost u totol failure, almost contin-
I uons rain and the heavy wind and hail
storm* of the last week destroyed the lit
tle prospect which there was. Corn in
that section will be in peril of frost.
Salamonie No. 3, a powerful gas and oil
well gusher, at Montpelier, Ind., has bro
ken loose, arid the farmers within half a
mile radius of the well are panic stricken.
No fires have been lighted at their homes
since the well broke loose, and it is unsafe
to strike a match within half a. mile of the
well. The fields and outstanding crops are
saturated with oil over the entire section.
Mr. Gladstone, addressing a deputation
of Liberals of Bnrslem who had presented
him with a vase, said the government had
treated Mr. Parnell with gross inequality
when they refused to allow an inquiry into
the Times charges against- him by a select
committee of the house of commons. The
charges against Mr. Parnell, he said, would
if proved, destroy everything he valued
political power and position.
Advices from Boulder valley, Butte and
Nevada creek, Mont., report that a most
extraordinary meteor was seen in that
vicinity recently. When first seen it re
sembled a huge ball ol fire plunging in the
arc of a circle in the heavens Illuminating
the country for miles around, it was fol
lowed by a long trail of fire resembling the
tail of a comet. It is thought that it bur
ied itself in the mountains between Butte
and Boulder.
Dr. R. J. Gatling, the inventor of the
Gatling gun, has spent several years of
study upon a nsw method of making
heavy ordinance, and as a result has ob
tained patents upon an invention wbirb
may revolutionize the entire system of
manufacturing heavy missile protectors
now in vogue. Dr. Gatling’s new invention
is the casting of the heaviest ordinance in
solid steel around a center core, which is
used in several wavs (or obviating the dis
advantages of the old style guns.
There has been a veterans' reunion
San Antonia, Texas, under the auspices of
the Ex-Confederate association. About
3.000 veterans were in camp, which woe
pitched in the beautiful San Pedro Springe
Park, two miles from the center of the
city. Tbs camp was under command of
Gen. W. H. Young, United States army.
The Alamo City was aUco rated j n honor
of ths happy cominingffiQmi the blue and
the gray. The Vnilitary post under com
mand of Gsn. David Stanley, commander
of the department of Texas, took part in
the grand parade.
Great excitement hoc prevailed in and
around Abbeville, La., in Vermillion par
ish, during the past tew days over the at
tempt of the regulators to break up mis
cegenation there. The movement, which
has been general in the stats lor some
time, recently soread to Vermillion, where
the regulators or Cancassians, os they are
called, warned all white men living with
negro wom-n, and vice versa, to leave the
parish. One day the regulators whipped
one white man, but when they came to
the residence of a negro named Shepard,
who was living with a whits woman, the
woman rushed out with a shotgun and
opened fire on the crowd, fatally wound
fug one of them. This created great ex
citement, and a company of rangers in ths
adjoining parish oi Iberia was eOmtstzmci.
to arms. ~ . ,
Hurd Rain Storm In the East.
A heavy rais storm prevailed through
out the Eastern States on the 2tst inst.
At Wilmington, Delaware, the storm took
the shape ol » cyclone and swept a path
about 200 feet wide, leveling trees, fences,
crops and outbuildings, and doing damage
estimated at *160,000. ons person is re
ported killed. M Bestow Mass., ths storm
balTcd*water Wl.* U At Hate™. Maes** ifewaa
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Soon after assembling or the 10th inst.
the senate, under the order of the day be
fore, went into open executive session on
the fisheries treaty, and voted on Mr.
Morgan’s resolution to postpone it until
December next. The resolution was disa
greed to: yeas 24, nays 27. As soon as the
vote was taken legislative bus-dnesg was
resumed. Mr. Reagan took the floor to
speak on the president's annual tnessare.
j Mr. Allison, desiring action on the confer
j ence report of the army appropr.tian bill, re
j presented the necessity for disposing of the
I appropriation bit’s iu preference to other
| matters tor which there was no immediate
! pressure. He said that six weeks of the
| current fiscal year had already passed tiv
without any regular appropriations for
; the army. He would not. however, insist
I upon going on with the conference report
I now except with the assent of the senator
i from Texas. Mr. Rejan raid that he
! would not delay artion on the con
j ference more than an hour, and
he preferred to proceei with hts remarks
now. Mr. Reagan quoted from Mr. Blaine’s
recent Augusta speech an extract in rela
j tion to trusts, find said that Mr. Blaine
I had taken upon himself to ridicule Mr.
j Cleveland s message on that subject, and
now posed as tlie apologist and defender
! of trusts. These remarks of Mr. Blaine
I would (with the money and corporation
Interests of the country) add a new feather
| to the plume of that gallant knight, and
I endear him anew to the hearts of the
money lords. The American peonle were
to be congratulated that the claws ol mon
[ opolistic oppression had been allowed to
| protrude Irom the velvet gloves under
j w hich they had been concealed. Mr. ,
| Blaine s jubilation had once more over
come his discretion. Mr. Blair complain
j ed that the extract read by Mr. Regan was ]
J not a full report of Mr. Blaine’s remarks |
on the subject of trusts, and he sent to the ;
clerk’s desk and had read the report from ■
| the New York Tribune. The conference '
1 report on the army appropriation
| bill was then taken up. In the bouse
! the fortification appropriation bill j
, passed without division. In the considers
| tion morning hour Mr. Morrill, of Kanas, j
! called up a resolution previously reported
I from the committee on invalid pensions,
i assigning May 2 and 3 for the considera
! tion of general |>ension legislation, with a
proposed amendment changing the dates
■ to Aug. 21* and 30. Mr. Morrill gave a
| resume of the various measures of a gener
lal character, which had been report
:ed from the committee on invalid
| pensions, and urged the necessity of fixing
I a time for their consideration. Mr. Mor
rill demanded fbe previous question, and
j the vote resulted, yeas 116, nays 7. No
I quorum, and a call of thehouse was order
i In the senate on the 17th inst. the early
! part of the day was spent in debating a
! resolution requiring the removal of all
electric light and motor wires which are
strung above ground. The resolution was
: finally referred to the committee on the
District of Columbia with instructions to
report favorably. The bill amendatory of
ol the act of the~Tßth of June, 1886,
relating to postal crimes, was then
taken up and, after being amended so as
to reduce the penalties, it was passed. In
the house on motion of Ml Forney, ol
Alabama, the senate amendments to the
sundry civil appropriation bill were non
concur>-ed in and a conference ordered. Pri
vate besiness having been dispensed with,
the house, in the consideration morning
hour, resumed thoconsiderationofthereso
lu ti o n assign ing cer tai n d ay s for general pen
sion legislation, the pending question !<eing
on the demand (or the previous question.
The vole resulted, yeas 119; nays 6— no
quorum, and a call of the house was order
ed. One hundred and seventy-four mem
bers having responded to their names, fur
ther proceedings under the call were dis
pensed with. Mr. Puyson, of Illinois, ask
ed unanimous consent that the hour
should be extended until the resolution
was disposed of, but a demand tor
the regular order made by Mr. Blount, oi
Georgia, operated as an objection. A con
ference report on the bill granting a right,
of way to the Utah A Northern Railroad
company through th# F't. Hall reservation
of Idaho, was agreed to. Mr. Burnes, of
Missouri, then moved that the house go
into committee of the whole, on the
deficiency bill and on a division no quo
rum voted, to which point Mr. Lyman was
careful to call the attention of thv speak
The senate on the 20tb inst., after the
adoption of several unimportant resolu
tions calling on the department tor in
formation in regArd to certain matters
went into open executive session on
the fisheries treaty and Mr. Morgan re
sented hie speech in favor of its ratifica
tion. After Mr, Morgan had spoken over
two hoars, he yielded the floor that the
opponent* of the treaty might present
their viewe tip to 4 o’clock, the last two
hours up to e being reserved for its friends.
Mesera. Hoer and Kvarts spoke against
the ratification of the treaty and Mr. Gray
in favor of it. Mr. Morgan then proceeded
to close the discussion. He spoke till six
o’clock and will have half an hour to-mor
row in order to conclude hie argument.
in the house on the 20th inst., Mr. Me
Cleary, of Kentucky, from the committee
ol foreign affaire, reported for immediate
consideration the een*t» bill to prevent
the coming of Chinese laborers into the
United States, with an amendment report
ing the repeal of May 6, 1822, and July 5,
1884. Mr. McCleary stated that ae the
senate amended the treaty, it hoe to
be returned to China for the ratification,
end that it would probably be the firet ol
next year before the treaty could be agreed
upon. The object of the bill, he eaid, was
to carry out the provision?, of the treaty
os soon as it was ratified by both coun
tries. >fr. Morrow, of California, declared
that the passage of the bill was necessary
in order to protect the people of this coun
try from the evils of Chinese immigration.
In the senate on the 21et inst., Mr. Mor
gan eaid be proposed to ask the senate to
morrow to proceed to consideration of the
bii) relating to the debt of the Union
Pacific Railway company. Mr. Platte—
The bill for ths admission et the state of
Washington ho* been on the calendar for
a long time id bu»im*»*. I mist
insist that ite consideration be proceeded
with witbont delay. Then I will ask that
the bills for the admission of northern Da
kota and Montana be disposed of. T e
bouse amendment to tbe Chinee# prohibi
tion bill woe concurred in and the bill
now goes to the preiident. Conference re
port on tiw naval bill was agreed to and the
senate then passed three pri v»W bills up
on the calendar. After aa executive ses
sion the eenate adionrned. in the bouse
Mr. Hooker of Mississippi introduced a
bill which was referred to the committee
on judiciary, ehanging the time for the as
sembling of the Fifty first And eubeequent
congresses to the first Monday in March of
each year, instead of the first Monday in
December. Messrs. McMillan and Lyman
spoke, and the bouse then went Into com
mittee of tbe whole (Spriager of Illinois in
the chair) on the deficiency appropriation
Discussion of ths French spoliation
wlasmj.xectioq was resumed, but without
contlffdin* the debate the committee corn,
and the house proceeded to consideration
of the resolution accepting on behalf of
ol the deficiency bill. No action wwAz^-
Government for American Inter
The Republican party believes ,in
J government for American interests, in
legislation for American industries,
and in practical reforms in State and
! Nation. It demands the maintenance
! of that splendid triumph oi creative
j legislation—the Protective Tariff—
j which the free-trade Democracy is
I stiiv ; 'ig to repeal and destrov. In
j States where Prohibition amendments
\ have been carried or high-license laws
j passed it has been on t,h“ side o c tern
j perance and the best interests of the
| American home. It represents what
I is most characteristic and progressive
in American civilization.
Cleveland’s Brutality,
Mrs. Hannan Butterfield, whose
| claim for a pension the president has
( vetoed upon the ground that there is
j no proof that her son was in the ser
| vice of the country when he lost liis
! life, says a special from Nashua, N.
I H., has been a life long resident of
1 Nashua, and is eighty eight years of
j ace and in needy circumstances. Her
: only son, Lieut. Augustus A. B. But
, terfield, served his country long and
faithfully in the Second Illinois caval
| ry and lost his life in 1865, on the ill
: fated Sultana. Of all the cruelties
! that Mr. Cleveland has indicted upon
] his country’s defenders and their d<~
] pendents, none is more heartless and
J cruel than his veto of Mrs. Butter
j field’s claim.
The Political Situation.
J There is no indefiniteness about the
S way in which ex-Lieutenant-Governor
Cum back talks on the political situa
tion, says the New York Tribune, as
reported by our correspondent in In
dianapolis. Mr. Cuniback has recently
returned from the Pacific coast, where
he kept his eyes open and observed
the signs of the times. He discovered
unmistakable indications of the
strong set of the current in favor of
Harrison and Morton. The free-wool
matter alone is sulficent to decide the
election in favor of the party of pro
tection, and the 7,000 majority which
Oregon recently gave for the Republi
can ticket he looks to see increased in
November to 10,000.
Difference Between Parties.
The fundamental difference between
American political parties exists now
as it has in the past, says the New
York Tribune. The Democratic par
ty is to-day to constructive
legislation on behalf of American in
dustries as it was fifty years ago. It
antagonizes Civil Service reform and
remedial legislation of any kind, from
a Ballot-Reform act in New York to a
Temperance law in New Jersey, Michi
gan or Kansas, precisely as it once
obstructed the anti-slavery agitation,
the constitutional amendments, the
resumption of specie payments, or
legislation for the vigorous prosecu
tion of the war. In nearly every
northern state it has been the un
swerving opponent of the restriction
of the liquor traffic and the supores
sion of the drink evil. It is a party
that has never been swayed by moral
issues, and has never favored creative
or progressive legislation.
James C. Blaine.
Now let the whole choir rise and
sing. The democracy are stricken
with the cramps in the stomach be
cause James G. Blaine h&8 arrived on
his native soil, and is outspoken in
his support ot Harrison and Morton.
No surer criterion could be given that
the Republicans will win the battle
in November than the fact that his
unqualified indorsement of the Re
publican nominees strikes terror in
the ranks of the rebel brigadiers. Ev
ery mother’s son of them are now
howling against James G. Blaine.
They howled against him until he was
defeated for the nomination at Chica
go, and supposed that would have
the effect to kill him off, or to keep
him silent during the coming presiden
tial contest. They, however, find
themselves wofully mistaken, and
now realize that with his whole heart
in the canvasfor Harrison and Morton
Republican success is certain. The
rebel brigadiers must go. Just as
sure as next November comeß just so
sure will the Republicans win the elec
tion, and just as sure as the next
fourth of March comes just so sure
will the rebel carpet baggers emigrate
to a southern clime. The prodigious
efforts that will be put forth by the
copperhead party to annihilate Blaine
will only tend to make him and the
Republican cause more popular. Let
the whole choir rise and sing, we say,
with their old time rebel yell, and the
fimer will be the tie binding the Re
publicans together. A united south
cannot save the country to the rebel
brigadiers this time,
A Great People Disfranchised.
The great newspapers all over the
country are emphasizing the Dakota
issue very satisfactorily. They are
making it a national question, and it
must certainly contribute materially
to the overthrow of that party which
is inflicting upor. the two Dakotas
such partisan iniquity as has never
been endumd by any people under
simitar circumstances. The Boston
Journal of recent date contains a
lengthy editorial, from which the
following is an extract:
In fact, the democratic policy
toward Dakota has been a bit cfreck
lessness if not of absolute bravado,
it is a tribute to the good sense of the
people of fiis territory that their pro
tests have so seldom passed the limit
of prudence and moderation. Dakota
settlers have been as a rule of as good
brain, bone and sinew as the nalioD
possesses. Her people ai-e drawn large
ly from the bssvpnVtions of the west- !
<rn states, with a fair sprinkling of j
New Enlanders, while the foreign era- j
tnous farme: lass is always welcome,
rt is no small misfortune that the
Dakota people have been so lona de
nied participation in national affairs,
and this is not from a merely parti
san standpoint. In these days when
the crowded cities contain so large a
proportion of the entire mass of vot
ers, it is exceedingly impoS/int that
the small farmers living on their own
land—men of whom Dakota has tens
of thousands—-should be given a good
chance to express their opinions at
the polls. It is not partisanship but
broad statemanship which demands
the admission of Dakota to the union
and it is something worse than ordi
nary partisanship which bars the ter
ritory out. It is partisanship run
mad. When the people rr.aks up their
account with the democratic party in
the autumn, the long exclusion of Da
kota will figure much more prominent
ly than Mr. Cleveland and his Bour
bon advisers appear to think.
A Dakota Republican Rally.
The Republican rally held at Graf
ton on the 7th inst., was undoubtly
the largest ever held in Dakota. The
Northern Pacific took in large crowds
from other towns. Col. Plummer ar
rived at 1 30 o’clock on the Manito
ba, and was met by a large reception
committee and escorted to the Colu
mbia hotel. Crowds contitußd to arrive
from the country all the afternoon,
bands going from Para River and St!
Thomas with large delegation^from
both places. At 8:30 a special train
arrived from Grand Forks over the
Manitoba road, taking the Harrison
and Morton club from that city, three
hundred strong, the “Cadet” band
and a large number of citizens. The
train picked up a lame crowd from
Manvel, Ardook and Minto. One hun
dred members of the Republican *
league were there from Minto, beaded
by a band. The train was met at the
depot by all the members of the Re
publican league, forming in one grand -
fine and numbering not less'than
fifteen hundred strong, under theleAl
ership of County Sheriff Olson. Grand
Forks immediately took place in the
line headed by the Cadet band, follow
ed by other clubs arriving on the
train. There were seven bands in the
procession, headed by the Grafton
Sons of Veterans’ drum corps am
Hamilton McLain G.A. R. post. Each
club carried banners and transparen
cies bearing various inscriptions.
After parading the principal streets
for one hour, the grandest procession
ever brought together in Dakota
marched to the Grand opera house, j
where Col. Plummer was introduced 1
and delivered one of the greatest 3
speeches ever made in North Dakota.
Plummer handled the tariff question
and arraigned the Democratic party
lor their position on the tariff and re
fusing Dakota admission. After the
speaking a Republican league was
formed by Republicans ol Walsh
Ex-Rebel Officials in Dakota.
It is a generally accepted fact that
the population of Dakota contains a
larger proportion of ex-Union soldiers
than any other section ot the coun
try. Following up the same subject it
would appear perfectly right and nat
ural if a corresponding proportion of
the veterans in the territory held
office. But they do not. Even the
patriotic, but stay-at-home civilians
do not.seem to have the largest share
of the official plums. By whom are
the offices held then?
By ex-rebels!
A Dead wood correspondent fur
nishes the following list of officM in
that city filled by ex-contederates:
Judge, United States and district
court, C. M. Thomas, Sx-rebel and
carpet bagger, Kentucky; clerk, Unit
ed Btates and district court, W. H.
Jones, ex-rebel and carpet-bagger
from Kentucky; United States com
missioner, W. H. Jones; ex-rebel and
carpet bagger, from Kentucky; depu
ty United States marshal, Felix In
gram, ex-rebel; postmaster, Dead
wood, R. P. Smith, ex-rebel; A wsMSSS
to Gov. Church, Huger Wilkin*ot,-.v«t.
It cannot be called waving ths
bloody shirt to criticize the adminis
tration which has made possible this
extraordinary list. Given the facts
and what do we find?
That Dakota is a Republican terri
That by rights it should be two Be
publican states.
That, other things being equal, iti
offices should be filled by Republicans.
That a large proportion of its of
fices should be filled by ex-Union sol
But the contrary is trne, to-wit:
Dakota is kept out of the Union by
a Democratic administration for po
litical purposes.
The great majority of its federal ■
iind territorial offices Are filled by j
Democrats, appointed because of |
their value to the party, many of U
whom are non-residents.
Many of these appointees are ex
rebels, while residentcx-Unior,soldiers
are not only debarred from holding ,
office, but, with all other citizens of ’
the territory, are disfranchised by the
non-admittance of Dakota to the Un
Hear are six federal and territorial
offices in Dead wood alone held by men
who bore arms against the Union,
while not a single federal or territori
al office in the city ie filled by an ex-
Unioo soldier. It is to be hoped tbe
same ratio does not bold in the rest
of Dakota and the other territories.
No Further comment in necessary.
The facts speak for themselves and
suggest their own moral.— Exchange.
A marvelous, astounding, almost
improbable discovery has just been
brought to light by a farmer near
Bismarck. In digging a well on his
farm he found tbe petrified remains
of a huge animal at a depth of thirty

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