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VOL. XXXIII.-NO. 20 H ELENA, IVONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 1O, 1892. PRIC&E FIVF OBNT"
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To-DAY at Philadelphia, will
begin the series of cricket
matches between the Cricket
Ass'n of the U. S. and Canada.
The date had originally been
fixed for July, and the new ar
rangement as to time was made
in compliance with the request
of the Canadian players. The
games will be warmly contested
to-day and to-morrow as there
is a strong rivalry between the
We Do as We Advertise.
Which should be considered be.
Fact No. i.
That we are the LARGEST
establishment in our line in
Fact No. 2.
That we can afford to meet
and undersell our competitors.
Fact No. 3.
That we DO UNDERSELL our
Fact No. 4.
That our reputation has been
FAIR AND SQUARE
c'Watch for some more inter
Notable Lack of Enthusiasm at the
Republioan League of Clubs
Slim Attendance of Delegates
Credited to the Cholera by
He Attempts to Distract Attention From
This Campaign by Talking About
the Next One.
BUFrrALO Sept. 18.-The fifth annual con
vention of the national league of republl
ean clubs was held here to-day, J. N.
Sorriteherd presiding. After prayer and
welcome by Judge Height, President Clark
sm lrose amid applause. He acknowl
edged the welcome. In explaining the fall
rma off in the exlpeeted attendance he said
it was largely due to the cholera scare keep
ing away many delegates. It was found
that thirty-two states and three territories
we.e represented, On motion the college
club delegates were seated. President
Burke was loudly called for. In respond
ing he assured the convention that on the
eighth day of November they would be
found doing valiant work for the republi
can ticket. [Cheers.]
President Clarkson's annual address was
largely devoted to the organization and
progress of the league and its work as a
new element inpolitics. In the course of
his remarks he said the rising question of
the time, the one on which the next na
tional campaign is surely to be fought, ls
the labor question. By that time the Mo
Kinley bill will have fully demonstrated
the wisdom of the American policy and
will have gained the approval of a majority
of American homes as the permanent policy
of the republic. Next November workine
men and farmers and business men and all
elements will join in striking down the de
clnration of the demooratic platform of
1892 in favor of free trade as the American
rule, and free trade wages for American
"The same elements, I am sure, will also
strike down with equal emphasis of disap
proval the democratic declaration in favor
of destroying our present system of our
rency and finance, for a return to the
wretched and disestrous form of state
banks and unsound cunrrency."
Music hall was filled in the evening when
Mr, Clarkeon introduced the first speaker,
Hon. J. P. Dollivar, of Iowa, Dollivar
spoke on the issues of the day and on the
careers of the republican andt democratio
presidential candidates. The astbuishing
feature of our ent politics was that the re
publican party had permitted itself to
throw aside its past record of great achieve
ments and fight it out on the history of the
past month. If the past had noinspirations
he would freely confess he could bring
neither interest nor eunthusinasc into the
present campaign. "Let us as republickne
keep alive the memories of past years," he
cried. "Let not the history of the United
Mtates become obsolete to suit the demand
of the democratic party."
Major McKinley was next introduced and
for some time the hall was in "a perfect up
roar, the audience rising on masse and
greeting the governor with waving hats
and handkerchiefs. He spoke at some
length on the "two striking questions raised
by the platform of our political adversaries;
first, its adherence to free trade, and. seo
ond, its declaring for the abolition of the
tax on state banks of issue." McKinley
outlined the evils which would result from
a step backward in the currency matter,
and said the democratic p, oposal for the
abolition of the tax on state banks ought
to be saufiient of itself to defeat the demo
oratic party. He then turned his attention
to the evils of free trade, etc., and said the
new tariff law has vindicated itself. Ore
gon's election in June spoke for it and has
been followed by Vermout and Maine.
As to tin plate, he told what he saw at
Ellwood, Ind., Tuesday. In that factory
all machinery used was made in the United
States and the shot steel used in the manu
facture of tin plate was also made in this
country. "The democrats said we couldn't
make steel rails, nor pottery, nor china,
nor olate glass, but we are making them as
good as anywhere in the world, and so it is
with tin plate. The American people can
makoe anything they want, and with ade
quate protection they will."
The speaker in closing warmly eulogized
Gezn. Clalkson ias a matchless leader. Hon.
John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, requested
every young man present to vote for the
narty of protection. He said every leader
of the so-called independent narty has been
a failure in some other party. Hon. J.
Sloat Faesett and others also spoke.
CUT IN 'WAGES.
Tin-Plate Workers Take IReduced Pay
McKinley's Broken Pledges.
STrIr.IaNvrILs, 0., Sept. 15.-Just one
year ago Major McKinley delivered his fa.
mons tin-plate speech to the steel-workers
at Mingo Junction. The speech was deliv
ered frrm a platform built of steel bieletu,
which were afterwards rolled into tin-plate
at Irondale, this county, and was heralded
far slid wide in thi republican press.
He denounced pauper labor and spoke of
the benefits of a hirh tariff, promising
higher wages to the workmen who stood
about him in their shirt sleeves and cheered
him to the echo.
His words ht the time seemed like mock
ery, as almost within a stone's throw of the
crowd listening to his speech were scores of
Hungerians londine and unllonding cars of
ore. These Hungarians had displaced
On the first anniversary of that speech
the Irondale wa'o kmen received their first
pay after a lockout, lind this pay wae under
a reduction. T'ihese steel workers have been
voting the republioan tickrt, but will vote
for Cleveland this year.
Major McKlinley, on the afternoon of his
Minugo Junction speech, spoke in Steuben
ville, and some time afterward an immense
coffeepot made of Irondale tin was pre
sented to him by Mayor foott, a promilent
republican of this oity. Since then Mc.
Kiniley has meddled in the location of the
Eastern Ohio insane asylum, lauding it in
ftnrk ounty and angering 8teubenville
t)n the anniversary day of that speech
Mayor Booto, at the suggestion of repub
licean bnusiness men, turned a fine pioture of
McKialey to the wall, writing on the back:
"Di)ed in Steubenville, tiept. 7, 18t2."
(ionv. tlesl Os pens the (amUpaign.
('Annor.,, liowa, ntept. 16.-G-(ov. Horacs
Boles opened the campaign by a stirring
speech in this city to-day toin the presence
of thousands of enthusiastic democr.ats,
Ia his speeceh he declared this to be the
muot important campaign of rocent years,.
'1'he taliff question was the great issue, and
that the time for the fartuesr trI demand
sreeae from the unjust, unequal and ex
hessive taxation had arrived. He nirde sar
elhanustive tariff argument, produoiung eta.
tistieenl proof of ilris remarkable statement
of two years ago that, estimating farm
wages at the same rate as city wages, Iowa
crope had sold for 67 cents per more less
than it cost to produce them. Gov. oles
also denouneed the force bill currency and
other planks lr the nationa platfbrm. as
well as denounclng the present prohibition
law in Iowa.
W~oold Potllow a Fore. till,
AenVILLb, N. C., Sept. 15.-Hon. A. E.
Stevenson bjoke in the presenee of thoue
ands of people here to-day. His speech
was entirely devoted to the force bill, which
be denounced as a scheme of the republican
party and the administration to perpetuate
themselves in power. HIe reviewed hy
states the carpet. bag rule in the south after
the war, and showed how it had bankrupted
the country, stating that the same result
would follow the enactment of a repub.
lican force bill.
Heavy IRepeiubliran Losses.
RUTLAND, Vt., Sept. 16.-Full returns
show that Fuller, republican, hs been
elected governor over Smalley, democrat,
by a plurality of 19,064. Compared with
1888 the returns show a republican lose of
9,262, a democratic loas of one, and a pro
hibition gain of 2571
The McKIntey District,
OLEVrLAND, Sept. 15.-The democrats of
the famous Eighteenth Ohio district to
day nominated L. D. Ohlger, of Wayne
county, to succeed late Congressman War
CONFRONTING 'TiHE SCOURGE.
Health Officers Everywhere Making the
Most Careful Preparateons.
Nxw You., Sept. 15.-After a conferense
this afternoon with President Wilson, of
the health department, and President Por
ter, of the department of charities and cor
rections, on the outbreak of cholera in this
city. Mayor Grant gave out a proclamation
to the public, ieoting the appearance of
cholera in the city and the means taken to
combat it. The mayor calls for confidence
in the provisions taken, and says excessive
fear on the part of the public is
not justified. The cholera, says the
proclamation, is neither infectiouns nor
contagious within the common meaning of
the word, nor is it, in the language of emi
nent authority. as dange:ous as diphtheria.
The public will be intelligently advised as
as to the progress of the disease. The
paper closes: "'Rest assured that all will
be done by the authorities to meet every
emergenoy, and with the confidence of the
publiho, and aid in enfooing sanitary regu
lations, the cholera will be mastered, health
restored, and peace, good order and happi
It is authoritatively stated that nine
steamships, carrying 5,000 immigrants, are
en route to this country. The board of
health this morning issned a bulletin
stating that there were no new cases of
cholera in the city.
The Normania's cabin passengers will be
released from quarantine to-morrow. Cus
tom officers to-day examined their baggage
and the passengers are making their deola
rations. A boat will to-morrow morning
convey the passengers from here to the
company's dock at Hoboken. It is reported
that several passengers have succeeded in
making their escape from quarantine here.
The health inspectors late this afternoon
reported another ease of cholera. The
victim is Mary Connity, aged 19 years, re
siding at 092 Second avenue tShe has been
removed to the floating hospital.
Precautions at Chicago.
Cnrcooo. Sept. 15.---Secretary Riley, of
the state board of health, had a lengthy
conference with the city health commis
sioner to-day. Plaps have been made to
meet any emergency and everything possi
ble is being done to ward of the epidemie
of cholera. The authorities are proceed
ing on the theory that the cholera will, in
all probability, reach Chicago. Dr. Riley,
however, does not believe it will become
epidemic. A municipal cholera hospital
was established near the Bridewell and 300
patients can be eared for there alone. The
most rigid inspection of all incoming trains
is made by inspectors, who board them
beyond the state line. If a case is found
on any train that train will be run on a
branch line as once to the state refuge
camp, which has already been established
near the state line, Five hundred tents
are already there and everything is in read
iness for the reception of patients.
The railway companies have notified the
health department that no foreign passen
gers will be accepted at eastern points for
the west unless each bears a clean bill of
No Immigrants Allowed.
CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 15.-The mayor and
board of control of this eity, have decided
to notify the officials of railways entering
this place, that no more immigrants from
iniected ports will be received in Cleveland.
Dr. Miller, of the state board of health, has
established a military medical quarantine
at the eastern state line, at Lawrenceburg,
where all immigrants will be inspected. He
has also established a camp hospital at
Ashtabula, with accommodations for 200
immigrants. There is talk of establishing
at quarantine just outside the city limits. A
hospital has been erected on the infirmary
grounds and preparations made to meet
cholera should it come.
Demand a Clean Bill of Health.
OTTAWA, Out., Sept. 15.-The cabinet to
day decided to establish rigid quarantine
inspection at all points on the interna
tional border where trains enter from the
United States. The same inspection will
be carried on at lake and ocean ports
where reaseela enter from American ports.
Should the situation become more serious
the gove:nment will earnestly consider the
advisability of preventing trains from en
Where ('holerra Is Epidemnic.
BlAN ANToNIO. 'l'ex., ept. 15.-J. W. Roth,
a mining superintendent, alrived here from
Monolavia, Mex., yesterday. He says 'th
telegraph operator there died fromn cholora
Tuesday, that the town was immediately
quarantined and now no one is permitted
to enter or leave. tlie reported thet others
have been attacked by the disease there,
and further reported that cholera is epi
demic in San Lu Is Potosi and Vera Crux.
Ntrlet IMeasures III Cuela.
HIAVANA. Sept. 15t.--The board of health
of this city has resolved to declare all ves
sels arrivinmg from New York sine the 11th
instant anolean, and all arriving from other
United States torts since that date sus
picious, to observe a strict quarantine
against the iUnited States and not admit to
port any vessel on which suspiions deaths
ave occurredl, unless it is fully proved that
such deaths were not due to cholera.
War onu a Trtr.
(fImOA(O, Sept. 15,-The Inter-OIeean will
to-morrow make an attack on the P'hiladel
phia& lleeding coual deal, known as the
anthracite trust, ealling upon the attorney
general of llinois to biring suit at onuse,
under the lllinoi statutes, both oriminally
and civilly, and allegiorg that not one of
the firms repeseating the trust here Asn
legally ollest Oma cet In the state of 1111
ois, and each one is liable clivily and
Tih. Italltas Not (ught.l
Er PAso, Texas, Sept. 15--The report
sent by a speelat correspondent to ,the
effest that the Dalton gsang had bssn aOp
tared at Ileminug, N. M., is denied by Gov.
lose, who stato. that the robbers have not
been seen in the territory.
BY FOUR EYE-WITN[SSES.
John Burns Is Positively Identified
as the Murderer of Maurice
Very Weak Attemyt Made by the
Prisoner to Prove an
Lameants the Abseneseota Companion Who
Could Clear Him of the Charge
MIRROULA, Sept. 15.-[-pecial.]-The case
of John Burns, charged with the murder of
Maurice Higgins, was before the court
again to-day. Several eye-witnesses testi
ied as to the identity of the prisoner.
Baurns wasee put on the stand in his own de
fense. His testimony was to the effect, that
he was on the street several hundred feet
away at the time of the shooting; that he
was with another man, who, if he could be
found, would prove an alabi. During his
examination he was taken through the
town handcuffed, by the sheriff, with the
jury, to the bridge, where the defense en
deavored to show that it was impossible for
a person standing on the north end of the
bridge to see a man on the south end. as
leitfied by Sheriff Houston yesterday. A
large crowd collected as the prisoner was
led through the streets. The line of the de
fense is an endeavor to prove a ease of mis
taken identity, despite the positive identi
fication of the prisoner by four eye-wit.
nesseS of the shooting. He gave his teeti.
mony in a remarkably cool and collected
Lyons, the man who was pointed out to
Offeer Biindour by Goldenbogen as the
thief who took the jewelry, and was ar
rested just before the shooting, was
also placed on the stand by the defense.
He stated that he had only met Burns at
Arlee a day before the shooting and that he
had never seen him before that. Both men
claim to have had partners who cannot be
found now. Lyons admitted having been
in Missoula a year ago, and to have been in
jail while here. The ease will probably go
to the jury to-morrow evening.
eandidates Relented for the Various Of
flees of the County.
FonT BENToN, Sept. 15-[Speeial.]-A full
attendance of delegates were present at the
meeting of the democratic county conven
tion at the court house to-day noon. The
meeting was called to order by D. G.
Browne, who read the call, announced the
purpose of the meeting, and suggested the
selection of temporary officers. W. R. Ral.
ston, of Choteau, was chosen temporar]
ohltman and W. C. Broadwater, of Havre,
temporary seeretary. The various com
mittees were then appointed: Credentials,
Geo..T. Sanderson, Joe. Sullivan, It. M.
Steele; permanent organization, John Many.
T. E. Delaney, Chas. Devlin; resolutions,
Dr. Wamaley, C. E. Duer. W. R. Early.
The convention then adjourned until three
p. m. A request was made prior to ad
journment asking that a caucus be
held at two p. m. At three p. m.
the convention again assembled,
but a further adjournment was
made until seven p. m. and another caucus
called for. At this caucus it was unanim
ously decided when the convention met
this evening to nominate the followinA
ticket: For the legislature, Dr. J. E.
Wamesley, of Choteau, Geo. T. Sanderson,
of Havre; sheriff, B. F. O'Neal, of Fort
Benton; assessor, C. B. Toole, of Swee"
Grass; county clerk; A. J. Broadwater. of
Havre; clerk of the district court, T. F.
Healy, of Fort Benton; county surveyor, G.
H. Day, of Choteau; public administrator,
C. . E. Dur, of Fort Benton; superintendent
of publie schools, Miss M. E. Finnigan, ol
Fort Benton; county attorney, J. W. Tat
tan, of Fort Benton; county commission
ers, Thos. Clary, of Fort Benton; Fred
Prosser, of Chinook. The third man was
not decided upon.
Important Deal in Missonula.
MrsasoSLe, Sept. 15.-[Special.]-The sale
of the Missoula Electric Light cnmpany'
plant and franchises to the representative
of the Thompson-Jouston company foe
$75,000 promises to be an important deal
for Missoula. It is now stated that the new
company will immediately commence the
erection of a large power plant on the rives
two miles above the city. The negotiations
are now nearly completed by which the
new company acquire the tracks and fran
chise of the Missoula street railway, and an
electric street ear line will be put in. Mr.
Solomon stated to-day that the work of
laying the tracks across the bridge to bouth
•issoula will commence to-morrow.
Congratulatrd by iHIs Neighbors.
D)r.Lonr, Sept. 15.-[8pecial.]--Hon. H. 1.
Maelton, democratio nominee for lieuten
ant-governor, returned from Great Falls on
the seven o'clock train to-night. He was
met at the depot by a brass band, and oiti
zone, irrespective of polities, turned out en
masse to weleome him. Hle made a brief
address, thanking his townsmen for the
honor shown tinr.
In the lerlllg hrea
VC'roja. , .C., Sept. 15.-A large ship
ment of sealakinse left for London by the
Canadian Pacifo this morning, valued at
S200.000, and filled six large eare. l'he
skins will be offered for sale at the Londont
fall sales. The sealing schooner Aurora
left the other night quietly, it is supposed,
to raid the seal rookeries in ]earing sea.
P'rivate advices state that Amneri.o. BIering
sea cruisers have o ders on the way from
Waahington that will keep the Bear and
Adams in the sea until Doee. 1, by which
time the seal rookeries will have little need
,f guarding. Other cruisers will leave the
let prox. and will make direct for San
Francilsoo, except the cutler bruiser ('orwin,
which has beet oldere.t to Sitke.
51ar 5 Hair ioit's at,,,litii,.,n.
lroiN Iahr, N. Y., Mout. lI,.--l)r. I)ouoh
arty, a New York specialslat, made uanother
call on Mrs. Herrisoun this afternoon., lie
was joined by Dr. (lardner, attending phy
siolan. Tha two phyllsiciasa made an er
aruenation tii the Invalid. l)ougherty
agreed entirely with tIr. (ardner's diag
nesis of the ease and subsequently in
formed thei family that he saw no appre
Ilable difoference in Mrs. llarrison'e condi
tion since former observations yesterday.
He said she was as comfortable as she could
be made, and it was encouragling to know
that the disease had made no progress
ithin the last twntly-four hoars.
MONTANA STATI FAIR.
The Secretary Reports That There Was a
Deficit and not a Profit.
At a meeting of the directors of the Mon
tana state fair, held Wednesday afternoon,
there were present Messre. Davidson, Hand
ley, Tatem. Chessman, Ilershfield, l'archen,
Moth, Kleineshmldt and the secretary.
The bseretary's report showed that the last
fair, like the one preceding it, had been
held at a loss, that the receipts ran behind
the expenses some thirty-eight hundred
A resolution was passed anthorizing the
president and secretary to borrow on the
best posslble terms, and for a term of years,
the sum of $8,()00 to cover such indebted
neas, and for contingent expenses likely to
be incurred in earing for the property. The
directors expressed themsselves as feeling
quite discouraged by the results of
their labors of the last few years, and
suggestions were freely offered that the fair
grounds be locked up for a year or two, or
until such time as all exhibition could be
held without incurring a loss. For five or
six years the gate receipts have shown a
gradual decrease. 'Ihis is accounted for in
a measure by the fact that there is more
racing now than formerly in towns adjacent
to Helena, and also from the fact that liel
ens;people do not patronize the gate as
liberally as they might. This was particn
larly noticeable this year. The attendance
from all parts of the state was quite large
and very satisfactory to the management,
the registers of hotels during fair week
showing a large number of visitors
were in town; but the gate
receipts fell off notwithstandtnr.
The expense of maintaining the track and
grounds is considerable. To this mast be
added the premiums awarded and the ex
pense of running the meeting, no small
item. The raseing rogramme may be said
to almost take care of itself. There are
three sources of revenue that help to do
this, the entrance money received from
owners, 10 per cent of the putse for each
horse, the profits arising from the pool
selling, and the sale of the bar privileges.
These three items lacked about $2,(000 of
paying the racing programme. The board,
ably seconded by their secretary, has tried
very hard this season to incur no extra ex
pense with a view of cutting down last
year's deficit, but did not succeed. The
board adjourned without taking any defi
nite action as to next year.
ARE SAFE IN BERLIN.
Helena People There Have No Fear of the
The following is an extract from a letter
dated Aug. 27, 1892, written by Miss Mollie
Lookey from Berlin to her brother R:chard
at Ogden: "Well, the terrible heat contin
ued until night before last, when we had a
thunder storm, and since then it has been
comparatively cool. I don't know what
we should have done if it had not moder
ated soon, for it was hardly safe to venture
out in the sun as it was a common eight to
see men and horses fall on the pavement,
overcome by the heat.
"I fear that you have all been very much
frightened by the cholera reports. Of
course at present it is raging in Hamburg,
but there has not been a case of the real
Asiatio cholera in Berlin. Every presan
tion has been and will be taken to keep it
out of the city. The police seep the
strictest watch over the sanitary condition
of the place and disinfectants assail one in
every court and from every open door and
window; even the streets are sprinkled with
a sort of carbqlio powder, and they say Bear
Un is the safest city in Europe, and that
there is really no danger of the disease
WATER FOR BELKNAP AGENCY.
All Bids Rejected for Supplying the Point
With Aqua Pura.
WAasnmoToN. Sept. 15.-[Speolal.]-The
Indian office some time eago advertised fo:
the construction for a water main for the
supply of Fort Belknap Indian agency in
Montana and also bids for boring an arte
sian well at that point. The estimated cost
of piping the water a distance of seven
miles was $8,000, but the lowest bid re
ceieved was $18,000. The bid for the arte
sian well was $9,400 for a well 1,000 feet
deep. The Indian office decided to reject
all of these bids and unless some method
can be devised for the water supply of this
point nothing will be done. The Milk
river is very close to the agency building,
but the water cannot be used. The agency
buildings were located at that point during
the last administration.
Irrigation in the West.
WASnImoToN, Sept. 15.--The census bureau
has issued a bulletin upon the general sub
ject of irrigation in western states. It is
shown that of 124,808 farms enumerated in
the arid region in June, 1890, 62,1584, or 42.12
per cent, contained land on which crops
were raised in 1819 by the artificial appli
cation of water, the entire area of land it.
rigated being 3,564,416 acres, 20.72 per cent.
iof the total area of 52,,584 irrigated farms,
'9.66 per cent, of the total area of the whole
number of farms enumerated, and about
.05 per cent. of the total land area of the
Quieting Doewn in the Territory.
WVAsucThToN, Sept. 15.-The Indian bu
reau to-day received the following tele
gram from Indian Arent Dennett, at South
McAllister, Indian Territory, Sept. it: "As
per conference agreement yesterday thir
teen surrendered to-day. Armed bodies
are disbandmng, and thlere is every prospect
of a termination of hostilities."
T'o Look Oul. lour A merlern Interests.
WVAnlsooroN, Sept. 15.--Secretary Foster,
of the state department, was in consulta
tion with Secretary Traey this afternoon,
and said they had discussed the advisa
bllity of sending a naval vessel to ('ota
itica to look after American interests there,
pending a settlehment of the civil troubles.
Molagazne mall Arnn.
WtsliNoron, Sept. 1i--The rerort of the
army board examining mnagazineo small
arms asleote the oun knowna as lirug-Jor
benson No. ,, The war departmient will
not receive and test new inventions and
arms. If a better one is fonundl it will be
subumtted to another board for trial.
WORST WIE:li IN YEARS.
Oceurred TIhTur'ila ,il liith Nirthwesaerlt
at ttaraahllitown, Ilow
IAntnirAlr.ToW. la., ep1t. 15.-A bad
head-end collision occurred at noon on the
Chicago & Northwestern roadl, about three
miles west f Mlarshalltown, butween a
freight and an accommodation train, both
running at hivh speed. Etugineere Ashton
and 1iowes, one fremanu and an immigrant.
nanmes not learned, are dlead and still bur
ied undef the wreck, and the other lireemn
fatally Injured. It Is the worst wreck
known in this part of the state for many
years. litii enguines are completely demol
ished and the ocars are piled into a raudgt
mass neerly fifty deep.
A Midullghl t reek.
NiW BaUINWIiK.a, N. J., hiatt. 1I.--A col
lislon occurred at midnight last night be
tween two freight trains on the l Pennsyl
vania railroad near P'lansboroagh. About
a dozen freight care were wrecked and the
road blockaded about three hours. No one
was sealonly injured.
HIAD BAD NEWS IN PLENTY
Political Events That Have Diseon.
certed and Made Mr. Carter
Preliminary Elections a Most Bore
Disappointment to the Repub
No Joy for Them In the 8ltuatonu-Herrl
son and Blaine Letters Diverge-Dem-.
Nrw Your, SBet. 15.--In an analysis of
the political events that have taken placee
in this city and elsewhere during the last
week neither Chairman Carter of the re
publican national committee nor Chairman
Hackett of the republican state committee's
executive committee can find anything to
be joyful over. In fact, they see in these
events much to occasion fear and appre
hension, much to destroy the delusive
dreams of a week ago.
It has been a bad week for the republic
ans. In the great political tug-of-war now
in progress they have lost several inches of
the rope, and there seems to be no prospect
that they can regain it, no matter how hard
they pull and strain their muscles. It is
not pleasant for them to contemplate this.
Bad news they have had in plenty.
Some days ago they were jubilant. Plate,
they said, had been placated, which was
another way of expressing the fact that
Platt had come down off his high horse and
climbed in at the ,eat end of the ice wagon.
Moreover, they "jollied" themselves into
the truly delightful belief that nothing in
the direction of energetic activity was go
ing on in the state democratic camp. Fur
ther than that, Mr. Carter and the other
republican managers had confidently ex
cected to deliver a stunning blow to the
democratic cause by carrying Vermont by
an increased republican majority and by
the reception of news from Arkansas that
there would be a marked falling off in the
democracy's strength there. These two
elections, if they went in the way that was
figured on by the renublican managers,
were to be heralded and hurrahed all over
the country as sure signs that the drift and
trend of all things political was in the di
rection of republican success.
It was with these thoughts and with these
bright hopes in reference to state and nation
that Chairman Carter and Chairman Hack
ett entered upon last week. They were as
confident of a sueoessful week of eampaign
ing as a certain muscular Bostonian was of
winning a little contest down south, and
their knockout was qiite as complete and
exasperating. That terrific richt-hander.
which Chairman Carter was going to de
liver on the democratic jugular by way of
Vermont elections wasn't delivered at all.
There is no joy for republicans over the
Vermont situation. It is all sorrow. Re
publican Vermont has a habit of giving
very nearly 27,000 plun ality in the guberna
torial election just preceding the presiden
tial contest. While the magnates of the
Union League club and the republican
L:eadquarters resorted to the old trick of
saying that it wasn't likely that the full
vote tin Vermont woald get out in this
stats election, they bent all their energies
toward seeuming an increased majority in
Vermont and put their best speakers up
there to stif up the people. McKinley went
there and talked tar iff; other leaders went
there and tried to arouse the people.
The result is interesting. Insteadof hav
ing about 30,000 or more, as they confi
dently expected, their plurality has dropped
down to a little over 17.,000. a loss of about
10,000 from four years ago. The result in
Arkansas, where the people's party was ds
pended on to make such Inroads into the
usual democratic plurality, is also exasper
ating to the republican national manage
ment. The democratic majority in the
state will exceed 80.000. Not much of a
falling off about that! Another source of
sorrow to the gentlemen who were so happy
only a few days ago is the manner in which
President Harrison's letter of acceptance
was received and the flat fashion in which
Iit fell upon the people.
This was bad enough in its way, but the
letter appears to have received an addi
tional wet blanket from the letter of ex
Secretary Blaine to Joe Manley. Mr. Har
rison sent his letter out on Sept. b. Mr.
Blaine sent his letter out on Sept. 6. Mr.
Harrison sought to push several iseues
to the front in the tight, including the
force bill In a disguised form and the fed
eral control of elections. Mr. Blaine
pushed only three issues to the front, mak
ing no mention of legislation of the force
bill character at all. These things do not
and to the merrioreut of their party's man
agers. Mr. liarrison pushes the elections
question in as isaue: Mr. Blaine practically
pushes it out-Ire will have none of it. The
democratic orators will not be slow to take
advantage of this little discrepancy between
the two presidential candidates at the Min
It does not show a harmony of opinion.
To sonme mindsril it indicates that the Blaine
morn cud the Hlarrison umen are altogether
astray as to what is the proper course to
pursue in this light. At this stage of the
chmplairn such uifferences of opinions are
known to be extnemely dangerous.
'iThe abore shows some of the thinqs that
have happened in the republican camp and
eave annoyed Mr. Carter.
But there are things that have happened
in the dtemoeratic camp that have annoyed
Chairman Hiakett. as well as Mr. Carter.
quite as much. and they all go to form a
eombination of events that has made the
week veryr unhapiy for Mr. Harrison's
party chieftains. The democratic state
conmittee slowed markeld activity early in
tire week. Lieut.-Gov. tiheehan and El
ward Murphy, Jr., saw the lenders in every
county and every durtrrct and got the sac
tire work of the canvass started in gooi
shape. Mr. Hlackett lheard from this action
froiu all over the starte, and he began to
realtre that things were working in a very
different direction from that from that
which he had anticipated and confidently
It was found that the repulrlican sugges
tion that there was a lack of energy and a
daungerous lethargy in the democratic stats
catun was somewhat askew.
lollowing upon this, much to the surprise
of Mr. llackett, Mr. Bruookteld, and the
other republicans in charge of Mr. klstt's
headquarters in the Fifth avenue hotel,
came the arrival in the city of ex-President
Cleveland. I here was no tffort to disguise
what Mr. Cleveland came here fo. iHe
came here to talk over the situation with
the managers of the national campaign and
with the rranagers rf the cainiaign here in
the state of New York. lie did both of
these things, and wicti back to his mummer
homrn at l.iuza.id's tiey thuroughly satisfied
thalrt ttls o nvasnu in srtt. and tiation was
mlatliitg elileurld i,rilrtrre.
lhe dinner at which Edward Murlhy, Jr.,
chairman of the demoUratIe state commit
ti-; Lirut. Gov. William I. Shehaen, choir
mran of thre state commlttse'a campaigt
comnlittee; Itichard Croker, the leader of
'tuammaiy liall; az-?eoretary William c.
Whitney and Dlon M. dI)icknson, of the
national campaign committe were present
Tharsday night at the Viotoria hotel with
Mr. Cleveland was not a refrehhin *eal
for the republicans.
TLhesy have been trrlag to aeoent gg the