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VOL. XXXIIl,-NO. 238 HELENA, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 5., )1Spa *PRIOF FVIS 8OQINTI GANS T T NLEIN a CT5 I .AT 18 9: ý2 b To-DAY, will be opened at Buffalo, N. Y., the national con- t vention of the real estate ex changes of the country. Every city will be represented and a low rate has been accorded I to delegates by railroads to en- ° sure a large attendance. The d rapid multiplication of large b cities and towns is causing the a real estate fraternity to steadily t rise in importance and promi nence. "Health Is Life." Nothing contributes more to absolute health than all wool fibre UNDERWEAR. The only manufacturer in the world who guarantees the purest and finest wool to be used in garments manu factured in his establish ment is the celebrated DR. YAEGER. All his wares are copy righted, and We Are Sole Helena Agents Catalogues supplied on ap plication, and mail orders promptly attended to. "Health1 Is ealth." Dr. yaegers Gelebrated Sanitaryj Wear. GANS & I ¶EIN TWO CROWNING EYILS. Those That Prove Hon. Wayne Mao. Veagh Out of the Repub. lican Party. They Are the Force Bill and the McKinley Legislation on the Tarlif Legisaclstve afeguards Overturned by the Repubtleaas-Gen. Dan sickles Will net Speak for Harrison. PHILADaLnamIA, Oct. 4.-Ex-Attorney Gen- I eral Wayne MaoVeagh has written a letter to John W. Carter, semretary of the Massa chusette Reform club, in which he an- I sonaces that he will vote for Grover Cleve land. The writer finds himself in full r accord with the democratic party and finds it more easy to act with them beeause of f the republican party, securing its return to power four years ago by promising to pre- I serve matters as they were, at once em barked upon what he regards as a reckless and revolutionary policy, even overturning all safeguards of legislation in the house of representatives in their haste to pass the force bill and the McKinley bill. both to his mind unneoessary and unwise measures. "The economic evils, however great, of the McKinley bill and the unreasonable system of protection it represents are of far less importance to my mind than the moral evils which follow in their wake. In deciding for what purpose the masses of people may properly be taxed it must not be forgotten that taxes have a wonderful capacity for filtering through intervening obstacles till they reach the bowed back of toll, and resting there, and therefore the giving of bounties under any form of tao lion is mainly the giving away of the wages of labor. But even such inequality and in justies are the least of its evils, for while such a system endures political corruption is absolutely sure to increase, as such a system not only invites, but requires the corrupt use of money, both at the polls and in congress. "The republican party ought to be an honest money party, and would be itf it could, but while it demanded increased bounties for favorite manufacturers it could not refuse increased bounties to sil ver producers, as the votes they control were probably necessary to the passage of the McKinley bill. The effeot of a debased currency is making itself daily more and more felt in every channel of business and finance, and it is inevitably driving gold out of the country and leading us to all the evils of a fluctuating and therefore dishon eat currency, based upon silver alone. "The pension agents have joined hands to increase fees by the indiscriminate granting of penslons. The result is that nearly a generation after the close of the war there is a steady increase of vast sums passing through pension agents' hands, until now the total amount staggers belief and has become of itself a very serious burden upon the treasury. Surely there is neither reason nor justice in legislation which de stroys all distinction between the discharge of duty and the shirking of it, between loyal service and desertion of colors, be tween wounds received in battle and dis eases contracted in the pursuits of peace." The e is still another great and increas ing evil, chit fly traceable in his opinion, to the maintenance of an excessive tariff since the war, and constant meddling with it to make it higher, and that is the bringing to our shores of vast swarms of undesirable immigrants. Just as duties upon imported merbhandis, have been increased, so has the grade of imported labor been lowered. MaoVeagh is convinced that the causes in which he is interested cannot hope for suc cess until the avowed policy of the republi can party on the tariff is overthrown. HARRRISON HOPES DASHED. Gen, Stckles Will Not Go on the Stump for the Big Hat. NEw YonK, Oct. 4.-A morning paper says that Gen. Daniel Sickles will not go on the stump for Harrison in the present cam paign. He made the declaration last night and shattered the hope which many re publicans entertained. This hope was based on the published reports of Gen. Sickles' speech to his boys of the Third army corps at the recent reunion in Wash ington. "There was nothing of a political character in that speech," said the general last night. "My reference to Gen. Har rison was not as the candidate of the re publican party, but as a soldier and as president of the United States. Neither candidate or party were mentioned and the political significance given to the speech was only by its adaption to them." . The aeneral added: "For the first time I find myself a mugwump, with indiffelence upon political parties and parrtisan conten tion. I shall not go on the stump for either candidate. I did so with Gov. Hill, for Cleveland, in 1888, and our reward was to be accused of knifing the ticket. I went out through the state with Gov. Hill in 1888 at Cleveland's request. He had found some trouble to handle the old soldiers and he thought I could assist in keeping them in line. I found them glad enough to see me wherever we went, but they would not be shaken from their determination to vote for Harrison. They said: 'We are glad to see you, general, but yoa must not ask us to vote for Cleveland.'" OBsTON ESE REPUBLIUANS. Listen to the Talk of Reid, Republican Vice-IPreaslentlal Candidate. BosTroN, Oct. 4.-Music hall and Fanenil hall were both filled to overflowing to-night when the republicans ratified the state and national nominations with speeches by Whitelaw Heid, Gov. McKinley and others. seid was given a flattering reception. Mr. teid eulogized the achievements of the re jublican party and dwelt on the changes threatened by the deolarations of the den, ooratic platform. "It nhas been said," said he. "that the democrats do not mean what they say. If you take thtr view why en courage a party that does not intend ts do what it promises, and if its promises are admitted worthless what .unarantee have you, if you give it power, against its going even further than it has threatened. Is the tiger so amusing and playful a creature that it is worth while to turn him loose out of mere curiosity to see what he will do? That the nemocratie party demanded these changes everybody knows, but something has happened. Since Ist 'Tuesday they have been demoralized. The lrtter of aoceptance disoloses a flguro which our abtrorlinal friends of, the far west wonull describe as 'I4ig-Man-Afraid-ot-His-Plat form.' And the party gases in perplexity and alarm on a candidate who accepts his nomination but lhas not yet shown eithenr the candor to accept or courage to repiudrLto its principles. The tbhreevitsl rpolnts In the platform are state bank ourrency, reao procity and the tarif. On two of them his letter is absolutely silent, while he writes ell around and about the third through half his letter, without once heir, able to say in staeight-fl ward language whether prosae lion is unonstitutional, ase hble party ,dA r slares it, or right and expedient, as Tbhoma Jeferson and Andrew Jackson deelared it. But he does tell us that tariff reform is still his purpose. That is to say, the business of the country must have no peace., everything must be once more unsettled, and the whole tariff must be turned over again to be tinkered by a congress of that party which, at Chicago. declared be nearly two-thirds majority for the English as against the American system, and pronounced protec tion unconstutitutional. "No qualifications or omissions, or vrsue generalities and assurances of harmless in tention can blind voters to the fact that however much Mr. Cleveland may regret it as an honorable man he is bound hand and foot to the platform of his party at Chioago, Just as all the world knows he is to-day bound to the car of triumphant Tammany of New York. "'We deny that there has been an increase of prosperity since the McKinley bill went into operation,' says Cleveland's platform. New York's commissioner of labor states. tics, band commissioner, and board of equalization say there has been, and re ports from officers in other states confirm it all." Speaking of the dilonsion of the I election bill, Reed said the question in volved is, shall every citizen of the United States lawfully entitled to vote be per mitted to vote and have his vote fairly counted. The republicans say yes. The democratie platform practically says no. I Cleveland In this case has the courage to frankly say dit to his platform. If this demoeratic opposition means anything, it means the nullification of the fourteenth 1 and fifteenth amendments to the constitn- I tion. Should Cut the Gordian Knot. DiNVEn, Oot. 4.-Moreton Frewen, polit ical economist, of England, and advocate of the free coinage of silver, said here to day that he believed the United States big enough to shoulder the responsibility of ftee coinage single handed, and if the European nationsde not undertake it at an early day they should out the Gordian knot. He is of the opinion that the enor mous exporting capacity of the United States would carry the country through any financial disturbance that might arise as the result of throwing open the mints. In conclusion he esaid: "I think the Indian mints will be closed, only the government being permitted to coin, and the result will be a raise in the price of silver and the rprice of produce from silver using nations sold in European markets." Fusion in North Dakota. GaND FORx, N. D.. Oct. 4.-The fusion of the democrate and people's party is now complete. The state central commit tee announces the withdrawal of the demo cratio candidates for presidential electors in favor of the Weaver electors and en dorsing George F. Adams, people's party candidate for commissioner of agriculture and labor. The democrats now have only one straight candidate-O'Brien, for con gress. Michigan Democrats. . LASIxNo, Mich., Oct. 4.-The democratic state convention met at noon. Gov. Winans was called to the chair and made a speech congratulating the party on the out look. Judge William Newton, of Genesee, was nominated for supreme judge. No Third Ticket in New York. NMW YoaK, Oct. 4.-In an interview ex Mayor Grace, leader of the anti-snappers, is quoted as saying he had concluded, in deference to the opinion of friends, that it is best not to put a third ticket in the field in this city. BY A LARGE MAJORITY. The Democratle Ticket Is Elected in Florida. JACKsONVILLE, Fla.. Oct. 4.-The vote at the state election to-day was not hardly as heavy as expected. This is accounted for by the fact that the poll tax requirements kept down the aggregate of qualified eleo tore in all parties. At 11 p. m. reports had been received f-om every county in the state, and the actual returns, coupled with careful and conservative estimates, show that Mitchell, demoorat, has a majority in the state of not far from 25,000. His vote will probably run to 31,000; Baskin's, peo ple's patty, will not exceed G,000. This is 20,000 less than the republican vote four years ago, and white republic ans, where they voted at all, generally supported the people's party ticket, the negroes, strange to say, divrided their votes between Mitchell and Baskin. lReports from about twenty-five of the i counties deelars that more negroes voted the democratic ticket than the people's ticket. This, too, without solicitation of any kind, except in close contests on county candidates. A special from Tampa to the Times Union says: "Chairman Parkham, of the democratic state committee, said at mid night that the majority of the democracy bids fair to be much larger than the most sanguine could have predicted a few days ago. Fifteen thousand majority was quite as large as anyone seemed to hope for, but the vote shows that the state is still over whelmingly democratic." BASE BALL. I Results of Yesterday's Contests Between the Clubs or the League. PITTsnRnG, Oct. 4.-The poor fielding of the homers lost. Pittsburir, 5, hits 10, er rors 12, Ehret and Miller; Louisville 6, hits 4, errors 2. Sanders and Merritt. INDIANAPOLra, Oct. 4.-The browns won a postponed game here through Camp's and Caruthers' great work. St. Louis 9, hits 15, errors 7, Carathere and Buckley. Briggs; Cineinnati 8, hits 9, errors 6, bullivan and t Murphy. CTLVEr.aND. Oct. 4.-The colts bunched in the ninth. The game was close and ex aciting. Cleveland 4. hits 9, errors 3, Clark son and Ziurmer; Chicago 5, hits 9, errors 3, Gumbert and Kittredae. Nxw YouR, Oct. 4.-The giants took both; Rusie was strong. New Yo k 6, hits l0, Serrors 1, Rusie and Ewing; Washington 4. hits 5, errors 4, Meekin and McGuire. Bec ond: New York 0. hits 11. errors 1. Itnsie I nd Ewing: Wnashington 5, hits 10, errors S4, Killen and MeGuire. i Boaro. Oct. 4.-Called in the sixth, say inc the visitors a worse defeat. Boston 4, hits 4, errors 2, Nichols and Bennett: Balti. more 0, hits 5. errors 4, Cobb and Gunson. llnooKpYr, Oct. 4.-Dar~kness interfered in the sixth; game a draw. B1ooklyn i6, hits 8, errors 2. Stom and Kinslow; l'bhila celplils, 6. hits 9, errors 2, Taylor and Cle mlunts. tIMg.uates Iin Conference. NEmw YOnK, Oct. 4.--The national leagus base ball magnates held a secret meeting I hLe to-day and this evening. It ie under stood the conference was for the purpose of debating ways and means of usakin g good the $10,000 shortage giviiu in notes for the purohase of brotherhood clubs. Th'Is amounts to be paid for them was some Sthing like $132,(n)t, and it can be readily iaungined whirt a dratu it has been upon the olubs to make the notes goiril. It was r foulid that seven of the twelve clubs harve mad more money that last season, but were worse off finanoially on account of the a drainage occasioned by the sinking fund. Tiellnymon Imying. SJ]NwooN, Oct. 4,-lennveon is very low, - his condition being crittical,. I)r. Dubbe. who is an old friend of the poet, said to 5 night his patient slept very little and is Snow quite proistrate. bThe queen telearaphs I at brnf llltntervale inquiring as to 'lTenuny - eon's oanditionu. VITAL AND WELL DEFINED The Prinolples for Which the Dem ooratio Party Is Now Waging. Battle Leaders as Demooratio as the Greatest Democrat, as Pure as the Purest. Not sarpassed by the Noblest ftateesm~n of Any Are-Speeohee by Blaok and Cleveland. NEW Yanx, Got. 4.-The national assocla tion of democratlo clubs convened to-day is the Academy of musico. Long before the hour for assembling the delegates began to arrive and take their seats. The entire orchestra and first balcony were reserved for delegates. They were divided into seo tions by states and territories with placards affixed to sticks designating their assigned positions. The rooms were profusely decor ated with flags. banners and portraits of Cleveland and Stevenson. The boxes were filled with fashionable people. As prom inent members of the party filed in, one after another, they were heartily cheered. About 11 o'clock ex-Liout.-Gov. Channcey F. Black, of Pennsylvania, president of the assoclation, entered the hall, followed by ex-President Grover Cleveland. 'heir en trance was the signal for a tumult of ap plause. Black called the convention to order and delivered the opening address. He said, in part: "We assemble in this first quadrennial national convention of democratic clubs under cirenmstances most auspiioos. Never before within the memory of this generation has the democratic party gone into battle in behalf of principles at once so vital, so clearly defined, and never before has snch a magnificent organization as this appeared to support them. Not only are the standards lifted before our hosts in ORAUNCEY F. BLACK. this last great strug gle for the redemption of the land in scribed with those very legends of liberty which inspired our forefathers, but they are borne by candidates worthy the best days of the republic, as democratic as the greatest democrat, as pure as paredt patriot in our history. In Cleveland and Steven son we follow leaders who typify the spirit of American life and the genius of Ameri can institutions, men who in personal character and public service are not ear psaeed by the noblest statesmen of any age." The speaker then took up and dwelt at length on the tariff, making a strong, un mistable free trade argument. The gov ernment had no right to levy any tax ex cept for the necessities of its support, and that the power" to levy any tax which fa vored any special industry without re straint made the men who possessed it masters, the people slaves. The speaker then took up the force bill, which he de clared of even greater importance than the tariff question, because it included the tariff. He declared it the product of a wicked, deliberate conspiracy between monopoly and oligarchy, and its political servants in congress devised with satanic ingenuity to keep the parties to the con spiracy in power in spite of the aopular will. He closed by predicting the election of Cleveland and Stevenson. President Illack then presented Grover Cleveland, who was received cheers. Mr. Cleveland then proceeded to deliver. as a citizen of Now York, the address of welcome. He said: "As a citizen of this - ~ c 4 GROVER CLEVELrAND. proud municipality I am glad to assure you that our hospitality is always open, gener one. On behalf of a community distin guished for Americanism and toleration in all matters of belief and judgment, I know I may extend cordial greeting to those here who represent rolitical thoughtfulness and sincerity. As an unyielding, consistent be lief in democratic r incilples. I trust I need not hesitate to pledge organized democracy thegoodwill and fi aternal syalanth' of this democratic city. Your meeting is the council of war which precedes the decisive battle. Your deliberations should Ie the preparation for a strong conflict. All your weapons, your equipment will soon be tesated. You have labored, organized. watched and planned t, insure your readi ness for the final engagement, now inear at hand. TIbias, then, in no holiday assent blage, but an impressive convocation in furtherance of the designs and purlroses for the accomplishmuent of which yon and those you represent are banded toyetlher. "These designs and purposes, as declared by your constitution, are the preservation of the conetitution of the United States. the autonony of the states, self-coverr meot and free electionrs, opposition to the imposition of taxes beyond the necessities of the government economically adminmis tered, and the promotion of economy in nil branches of the publio service. These tro foessions embody the purest patriotism and loftiest aepiratione of AmnellOl OniL citizenI ship. Though at all times they obnuld suggest the loudest obligationu to political effort, their motive force as incentives to political activity andt watchfulness should be irresistible at times when the constitn ton is held in light rsteam as against the accomplishment of self-purposes, when state bounudaries ae hardly a barrier to centralized power, and lornl self.govern mnent and the freedom ofI elections the sotff of partisanship. TIhose who esubsoribe to the coead of this assooiutuon and make claim to sincerity can hardly exons, them selves for lack of effort at a thime when the necessities of thie governrument economteally admlnistered have borne little relation tI the taxation of the people and when ,xtrn vaganee in public servies has become a con "To thoase who hops for better things th; convention of detmoorati club. offers brighi promise of reform. I.lnorganuz.el iood mintntlona and idll patromio aspirationi tanioi U oe,6C eall, coatend for masteryl with the ompact forces of private inter sets and reed, no is that organtatison altWys the most neefl which has the wid est eitea. The real benefits of politioel wgansnktion are founded' in measures for he people and directnmss of action. Of R sourse harmony and unity of purpose are absolutely essential. In this view your assembly is most important, in so far as it promotes harmony and anity by onferenae and the consideration of methods, and in so for as it inspires seal and enthusiasm which will make more edective your work at home. "Therefore I am sure I can say nothing better in taking my leave of you than to wish that your convention may be most profitable and at its concolsion you may re sme your places in home organizations, newly inspired to determined, zealous efforts in the cause of true democracy." Cleveland was frequently applanded, es pecially his closing injunction. Hon. Pat rick A. Collins was then chosen temporary ohairman, and Martin Maginnis, of Mon tana, vice chairman. On taking the chair Mr. Collins delivered a stirring speech. Various committees were then appointed. A resolution of sympathy with President iý Harrison in his affliction in the illnessof his it wife, and expressing the hope that she speedily be restored to health, was nant mously adopted. 0 At the afternoon sessIon the temporary p organization was made permanent. 'I here a was read a communiaatton from Margaret C Hovey. secretary of the"Women's Influence Democratic club," anounoing that over one hundred Women's Influence clubt, through- a out the rountry were organized. Thi was a received with cheers. Martin Maginnis, of Montana, offered the resolutions, which were adopted. They r reaffirm the national platform and cordially n endorse the candidates; they warn the f American people of the danger which men- e aces their common liberties in the mani- c feet purpose of the managers of the monop- d oly party to debauch suffrage and purchase another lease of the presidency and an- ' other majority in congress. and ultimately to take permanent possession of the federal ; government, through the provisions of un- r constitutional and partisan force, "di signed by corrupt and unscrupulous con spirators and endorsed by Benjamin Harri- I son and the so-called republican convention t of officeholders and monopolists." They de nounce as"nn- American and unconstitution al the pillage of the people for the benefit of the few by unjust tax laws, the squander- I ing of the people's money in profligate ex- t penditures. in subsidies and jobs, and de- I mend a return to lower and more equal I taxation, more frugal expenditures and purer government, which can be accom plished only by the election of Cleveland I and itevenson." Congressman J. H. Outhwaite, of Ohio. I addressed the convention briefly. He said he had never seen the electoral votes of Ohio cast for a democratic presidential candidate but would not be surprised to I see it this time. Martin Maginnis, of Montana, said it was a hopeful sign that the intelligent, enthu siastic young men of the country are flock ing to the democratic party. The republi can party was founded in purity and pat riotism. It struck the shackles from four million slaves, but now it is given over to corruption, ruled by plutocracy, and en deavoring to place the shackles upon sixty millions of free men." Referring to Cleve land's administration, the speaker said he did not perhaps turn out as many republi cans as he might have done. "He'll do better next time." cried a voice. "Yes, he has learned something by this time," replied the speaker. There was then read the series of resola tions adopted by the delegates of the vari ous negro democratic clubs, denouncing the force bill as one intended to serve the interests of selfish monopolists. The committee on organization and con stitution reported back the constitution with amendments, the principal one being the abolishment of the general committee and the establishment of an executive com mittee of sixteen instead. This was adopted. The following officers were elected for the ensuing four years: Chaun coy F. Black, of Pennsylvania, president; Lawrence Gardner, of Washington, secre tary: Roswell P. Flower, of New York, treasurer. One vice president from each state and territory was nominated by state delegations. Among them is, for bMontana. R. E. Smead. Strange, of North Carolina, offered a reso tion, which was adoi.ted, extending to Hon. David B. Hill cordial thanks for his able exposition of democratic principles in the grand speech recently delivered by him in thecity of Brooklyn, and profound apprecia tion of the services thereby rendered by him to the people of this union, as well as to the democratic party. RIobert E. Gilchrist, delegate from Wash ington. D. C., made the closing speech, in which he advised the colored people to break loose from slavery to the republican party, which merely used them as tools. 'The democratic party, he said, was the party of the people. A letter of regret from Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson was read and the convention adjourned sine die. STATE NEWS. Marshal Foray and His Bride Serenaded at Missoula. MIRaOULA, Oct. 4. - [Special.]- United States Marshal W. Furay, who was married to-day at Deer Lodge to Mrs. Mills, a sister of Dr. Mitchell, of Deer Lodge, came to Missoula this evening with his bride. The marshal was bragging to some of his friends how nicely he had got away from the boys at Deer Lodge, but he crowed be fore he was out of the woods. His friends in Misesoula got the Mascot band and gave the happy couple a lively serenade at 10:30 this evening, and Mr. Foray responded with a liberal order on Mine Host Harry Clanney, of the Florence hotel. loughct t.e Vrater Conpanay. GEaT FALLSc, )C(t. 4.--l[pecial.]-L. G. Phelps. ot Ilelena, has urchassd a controlling interest in the Great Falls WVater company. The price paid is not known, but it is undestood he got the stock at a premium of 20 per cent. lie owns 770 out of 1,'r0 shares. The sale was made very quietly. Addressed the 'People of Chinook. CurroYoK, t)ct. 4.--[SpeeRl.]--0on. T. E. ('rolline addressed a large and enthusiastic mneeting to--night at the town hall at this plance for one Ihour aud foIrty minutes on state and niational isueI'S. 'liar, t'rel liar Over. Omourr, Ct. 4.--The htchcoock county war ended sarddenly this morninlg. Ad jutant (tnerrral lIrfrluanu, of tie state omilitia, reached t'uibe tson this morrling and at once ordered Sheritf l)enns to do his duty. 'The sheriff eurruonred a posse, went to 'ITnuton, recoaptured the county records without a struggle and brought them back to Culberteon. Thie troops have been dismuisred. I.eo's lrtsaitng WVitIhhold. NIr:WAIRK, N. J., Oct. 4.--It has beetn dre covered that though the late (ersann Catholic congress earnestly besought the pope's blessing it never arnsie. 'This is taken as ortaiu evidence that ('ehenlelyism has no favor ai Rome, that it ts ntnder the barn. A i,IrortrnnLttenrt lr New York. AAIrY,, N. Y., Oct. 4.-The apiportioU ment crases, irnvolving the constitutionality of the new apportionment law, came up in the court of appeals this morning. After argonuets y rv th sides thie court took the papers and reserved its decision. IAYU AHBtLL UI UUULL epublioan Hesadquarters n Posies* Wion of An Unpreeudented 'Corruptlon Fund. W'holesale Baying of Votes and iOther Criminal Devioes to Be Employed, Repeaters Going to New York and New Jersey Proam Pennsylvania in Charge of Martin. ALzArY, Oct. 4.-The republieon campaign s now in full blast, and from every county n the state but one report comae-that the wheels of the machine are abundantly well riled with money. In 1888 the republicans pleaded poverty. In all of the doubtful states, so-called--bew Yo-k, New Jersey, ionneetlout, West Virginia and Indiana the republican managers put on long faces, and eomplaiued incessantly over the dim sltty in raising funds and in meeting the ,rdinary expenses of condueting the cam paign. Instances are known where chair men of county committees advaneed eash from their own pockets to defray running expenses, and in Indiana, in Madison counti, the home of the republican candi fate, two weeks before election creditors were harassnlg the local committee. This year, however, the programme is printed in letters of burnished gold. The republicans have made no concealment of their wealth. Not only has money been more lavishly used, in the judgment of men who watch these matters, but the prospects for collections are brighter than in 1888. For up to date, so far as patient inquiry goes, none of the sources of income which the republicans leaders tap in this state have been levied upon. It is true that the loss of the legislature last winter has very seriously impaired the collecting abilities of the state committee and cut off a large siloe of revenue which in the past was always to be relied upon. Even the republican insti tutions that contribute without any con sideration of favors or protection to come from the legislature have not yet been called upon for their mite this year. Up to date the republican national com mittee has been conducting the campaign, and from all indications has been supply ing the resources of war, for the resources of that committee are more diversified and ample than those of a dozen state commit. mittees put together. So long as the United States senate remains republican, just so long will interests and corporations that expect congressional legislation be called upon to chip into the republican national committee's treasury. Political financiers figure that the republican cor ruption fund this year ought to exoeed that It is well known nowr tast ii 1888 the re publicans spilled $800,000 in the state of Indiana two weeks before election. The amount which was used to oorrapt the Empire state is varioneusly estimated at from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. In West Virginia nearly half a million was distrib uted under the general direction of the present secretary of war. In New Jersey and Connecticut money flowed like water. After election the republicans,in spite of their prodigious outlays, had a balance in bank. The democrats, on the other hand, were in debt, both the Neow York state and the national committee. The money only becan to asrear in big chunks two weeks before election, showing that it was held in one vest mass until all contributions were present and accounted fo:. It was then divided and distributed among those states where its efflicacy would prove of the greatest advantage to the party. The democrats, who no o that time had been lulled into the fancied security that republican prospects were destroyed,. that the party was poverty stricken, were almost paralyzed at the flood of money which poured from the republican treas ury. They had no means at command to meet it, and in consequence saw New York and Indiana slide from their grasp, while they only held on to West Virginia by the precarious plurality of 506 and to Con necticut by 36;. The two individuals who personally col lected the most money for the repulican party in 1888 was John Wanameker and htephen Ii. Elkins, both of whom were hon ored for their services with places in Pree ident Harrison's cabinet. The three men who were the chief distributors of this im mense corruption fund were Blocks-of-Five )Dudley, Matt Quay, and Quay's factotum, Dave lMartin. Dudley soon fell from grace. Quay and the president had a disagreement and Martin became collector of internal revenue for the First district of Pennsylva nia, which within two years he resigned, having in the meantime purchased over $40,000 worth of real estate. The natural question which is asked nowadays is this: If Elkine and Wanamaker could, in 1888, laire individuanly the banner contributions of the party without the prestige of a suc cessful administration or the influence of a big oflice, how much mo'e will they be on pable of raising this fall, with all the power of a cabinet office and an unscrupulous ad minietrasion to support them. One of the best evidences that the repub licans are in possession of an abundant stock of money is shown in the application that has been made in every election dis trict in the s'ate for a democratic worker. T'his is a modern political expedient, born in Indiana in 1880, cultivated and puat in generrl use by 8enntor ])orsey. It is a new type of thie old form of repeating. The democratio worker is supposed to know all the democratic floaters in his district and their market value. ty depriving his own party of his services the rrpublicans enjoy tile additional advantage of having himn Eudily the loose iraterial of his bailiwtok, which otherwise would float to the other party. This scheme is belierved to have been per fected in Ii8 by IMatt Quay, and this year to, hayve been placed in Dave Martin's hands. A I'hllardtelphian who ts visting in this city tells thie followingR story, indion tive of thre manner in which Martin's re peatere did their work: At an election held some years ago one of Martin's gang ap pealed to a colluague: "What the deuce is my name this timer' "Look at your list," said his pal. Number one ran his eye over a list he hadl in his hand, antd was readinguu the names on which he had voted when Martin himself eauue along. "What the devil are you doing," Martin demanded. "'1 am looking for my name," replied the repenter. "l)on't you know your own name?" said Martis. "Yes; but I have voteid ,n ten names al ready, returned the repeater. "\Well, you've done your duty to.-di, answered M.rtin. "You had better vet oat of thins and not vote eny more. The election otheiRs will conic to recoguize you after awhlhi." A dnemocrat who has returned from a trip though an sore or more of counties er pressed the greatest suprise over the energy and the wealth the repablcans were dli playing. Hie said it is proposed to ruan a number of 'Pennsylvania re penters over the line into the southern tier of oounte4 and that b