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'& Vf-tt - - " - 7 K: fcs T"?3K w Terms. $1.60 Per year in ACyance. - 5 cents per copy. VOL. XI Vff WASIIIKGrTON, D C, SATURDAY, AUGUSP6. 1892. NO 9 I $ yv Che vllBKiS IJ 1 1 HiLU It REPUBLICANS RATIFY. Five Thousand Republicans Re spond to the Call of the Executive Committee of the Republican Central Commit tee and IIarrison and Mok ton League. Distinguised Hriiu:biioAs Speak, The republicans of the District of Columbia under the auspices ot the Executive Committee ot the republican Central Committee, the Harrison and Morton League mid republicans from the various Mates held one of the lirgeat and niG3t enthusiastic ratification meetings Monday evening, on the piuza of the City Hall steps, thai ever took place in this city among district republicans. The front of the courthouse had been draped with flags aud bunt ing, and the pillars of the great porch were flanked with calcium lights, while rows of Chinese lan terns were struug from point to point. Ou the lower steps a speakers' stand, draped in flags, had been erected, and in the open court in the rear between the wings of the building were placed chairs for the visitors of the occa sion. The United States Arsi-nal band was entrenched in the back ground, and from time to time in the lull of the speaking discoursed patriotic music, which wbb vocif erously applauded by the crowd. The officers ol the meeiiog were as follows : Presiding officer, (Jul. Geo M. Arnold, Chairman of the Execu tive Committee of the Republican Central Committee of the District ot Columbia. Secretary, W. U. Jones, secrelary of the Republican Central Committee; assistant sec retaries: R. W Thompkins, J. J McCarth' and Alexa-ider Rich ardson. Vice president-: E. Al. Hewlett, District of'Columbia, A. ' Clapp, New York, J. C. Caney, ludiana, J. C. Bushby, North Dakota, J. H King, South Dakota, John Hyde, Nebraska, H A Taylor, Wisconsin, A. P. Fardon, New Jersey, H. Al. Baker, New Hampshire, Gen F, D. Sloat, Conneciicut, H. J. Shoemaker, Pennsylvania, Al. K. iKironhow, Delaware, C. A. Aloore, West Virginia, Alphonso Hart, Ohm, W. M. Meredith, Illinois, 1 E. Hoard, Alinnesoto, J. H. Frankliu, Kansas, D. W. Jones, Virginia, Al. Al. Wilson, Iowa, Johnson Green, JNorth Carolina, Dr.Johu Turner,G.AR S.Smith, Florida, aud John R. Lynch, Mississippi. At 8:30 o'clock Air. W. Calvin Chase, chairman ot the committee on speakers called the meeting to order aud introduced Col Geo. M. Arnold as the presiding officer, who then introduced Rev. Walter H. Brooks, pastoi of the 19th St. Baptist church who invoked the divine blessings in a feeling aud most eloquent manner. After which the secretary, Air. Jones, read to the audience letters re ceived by Air Chase, the chair man of the committee on speakers as follows: lions. A. Al. Clapp and Simon Wolie were sick but declared their devotion to the republican party and principles and promised to use their first returning strength iu work for the party in the field. Mr. II. A. Taylor's proposed journey to the Pacific Slope rendered his presence im possible, and Hon. Fred Douglass in a letter dated from Cedar Hill said in view of the circumstances at present surrounding him he must with regret decliue the op portunity of addressing a republi can meeting. Air. Arnold said that as there were several more able speakers than himself to ocenpy the plat form during the evening he did not Dropose to make a speech, but that before the performance com- menced he wanted to say some thing. For the benefit of those present who did not know the facts in the case, he wished to say that there were muiy Southern ers present, republicans in heart and principle, who were in this meeting enjoying the last chance they would have to hear an open expression of good republican opinion, as through the influence of shotguns, bowie knives, aud stuffed ballot boxes in the land south of the Potomac, whither they would go to vote, an honest expression of opinion was impos sible. There was a terrible stir made a little while ago, he said, at the killing in Homestead of a half drzen white men, Swedes, Hungarians, Bohemians aud Irish men, but in the South since the war there had been 17,000 negroes murdered for the purpose of in timidating an honest ballot and there had not yet been found a man with grit enough to stand up and call attention to the tact. In the dark days of the war 213, 000 black men came at the call of the country to help save the Union. They were tried then and not found wanting. Now it was the purpose of the republican party that their right of franchise should be recoguized, and the party was going to retain iu power a man who would see that that right was maintained. Mr. Arnold then introduced to the audience Hon. J. V. Douglass. After touching lightly on the fer tile subject of the lack of suffrage iu the District, Mr. Douglass said that he was glad that the President bad said so forcibly that 21st of September was too late to tell the old soldiers to keep off the grass. He would like to know, he said, where the Union would have been thirty years ago if it had not been for those same old soldiers. In stead of the grass that the public was so proud of on the White Lot, they might at the present moment be cuttiug wire grass; aud those who had tried it know that this is no easy business. Of the present candidates too much good could not be said. Long before Harrison's elec'ion as Presi dent he had been mentioned by one of the foremost statesmen of Indiana as the ablest lawyer in the State, and a man competent to handle the most intricate questions that might be committed to his care, and his ncord in office has amply proved the truth of the prophecy. He had haudled the tariff and other intricate subjects that had come under his care with a masterly baud, was admitted to be able if necessary to Gil the po sition ot any or oven all of his own Cabinet officers as well as the men now holding the offices themselves. Of Iteid all that was necessary to say was that the man who had had his years of constant tutilage under Horace Greeley could not fail in any of the requisites of the high posiriou to which he had now been called. The silver plank, Mr. Douglass said, was the best thing about the democratic paity, and that they had stole bodily from the republican-. Uh was glad to see that they had been converted in this particu lar, and he hoped that they might be ultimately brought over in mor als aud other respects. Miuers, he said, wanted to legislate on the silver question as though it were potatoes. That could not be done. It was a delicate financial question and it needed financial legislation. The completion of the Nicaragua canal, he said, was a great and im- portaut work. The government should see to its successtui com pletion, but it opened a short and easy route to the Pacific Slope for the men-of-war of the nations of Europe, aud such an important iu let would be a contiuued menace to the country unless thoroughly po 1'cejl bv Yankee "cops." Mr. J. C. Bushby, of North Dakota, was the -nest speaker, and was con fident of the speedy success of the republican party. It needed no prophet, he said, to foretell tho re turn of Harrison to his present habitation for the "four years more.5' The democratic candidate might be a man of destiny, but if so assuredly in 'S8 destiny took a tumble, aud when the hero of Buz zard's Bay returned this year to the conflict with fate he would find his destiny eveu more rough hewed than when he left it at the eud of the last unsuccessful campaign. There were some dest nies it seemed that did not know enough to stay in when it was crriainly going to rain. But, thank heaven, the republican party played kite's tail to uo man's destiny. The wis dom of the party was too great ro let the glare of any one man's des tiny outshine the galaxy of other Statesmen who were the party's trust and boast. The splintered side of the tariff plank would prove an uncomfortable perch; therefore come off the perch and crawl into the ice wagon. In North Dakota the democratic party was at preseut standing with one foot in the grave, and was only keepiug the other out to save fun eral expanses. And this demi corpse was now said to be trying to get up a flirtation with the Far mers' Alliauce. But there were too many schools aud too many thrifty, sensible, satisfied farmers scattered throughout the eouutiy to make such a combination dan gerous, and North Dakota could be counted ou to cast her maiden Presidential vote for the present head of the republican party. Dr. A. P. Fardou was called upon by the chairman as the representa tive of New Jersey. Dr. Fardon said that he had cast his first re publican vote for Lincoln nearly thirty years ago, his next for Har rison iu the past campaign, and that he should repeat the peiforui ance with groat pleasure this com ing November. He deplored the split among Dlstuct republicans that sent douolo the proper number of delegates to the convention at Minneapolis, but now that the con test was over thercwas hut a smgle spirit, that of harmony, that domi nated the party. Mr. D. F. Riy prefaced his re marks with the inquiry as to what was the matter with the meeting, to which the meeting egotistically responded that it was all right. He worked off several "grinds" on the 150 democratic majority in the House that was trying vainly to protect itself against the onslaughts of Tom Eeed, aud suggested that tho caucus being held just then at the Capitol might be lor the pur pose of changing the name ot Washington to Holmanville. Mr. D. P. Koberts, of Indiana, aud Kev. Walter Brooks, of Wash ington, both pleaded for the pas sage of a lorce bill as the ouly thing that would give to their race in the South the representation m the national legislature to which it was entitled. It was but meeting force with force, they7 said, and was the only way in which a fair ballot could ever be assured. Mr. J. H. King, of South Dakota, heattily coincided with this view The constant aim of the democratic paity, ho said, had been the disin tegration of the Uuiou, aud they were trying their same old game of sovereigu State privileges in the moulding of their preseut coiuage bill and in rheir bungliug at the tariff. Even Haucock, he said, had' declared that the tariff was a local measure, aud Cleveland had admitted that he did uot know whether it was or no, but the com ing electiou would settle that quei tiou for him at least. Rev. Walter H. Brooks of this city followed iu a short speech, say ing that no one could deny that tho colored vote in the South was eliminated. The bill to correct this had been termed "the force bill." Well aud good. Meet force with force. The republican party had twice been defeated. The first time because it did not take the candidate God wantc', and the second time, iu 1S84, because in its greed it said nothing of the rights of the colored inau. At the conclusion of Rev. Mr Brook's speech the audience, in response to Lawyer E. M. Hewlett's invitation, gave three cheers for the ticket and dispersed as the band played "Home, Sweet Home Great crrdit is due to Mr. Wrn. G. Crawford, Chairman of the Committee on Order, W. Hall Jackson, Marcelius West. Calvin T. S. Bieut, Moses Andeison, W. H. Booker, W. H. Jones and Charles H. Mai shall the Chairman ol tho Committee ou Finance. Mr. Marshall is a hard worker and as the collector and custodian of the finances he was a success, which made everything else a success. 'MHO ;w w 1 II IJ .A Summary of Current Events. The World's Doings for the Past Six Days Gathered and Condensed for Our Readers. General. Philadelphia is suffering from scarcity of water. Canada will spend $1,000,000 in foiti fying Victoiia. The eruption of Mount Etna sliows uo sign of abating. Tl.o late hot weather ruiued the potato and tomato crops in various sections. The police in all large cities have sus oected Anarchists under surveillance. William H. Vauderbill has decided to sell his sunken yacht Alva as she lies iu the water. Mr. Gladstone's parliamentary majority is exactly 40, including Parnellites and labor representatives. A boiler explosion iu a shingle mill at Ot&ego Lake, Mich., killed four men and fatally injured another. M.i jor General Snow den has left Homo stead aud said in an interview that the trouble had not yet ended. A counterfeiter in Sioux City, Iowa, gold-plated the new quarter aud passed them off as $10 gold pieces. The latest combination reported in the mercantile world is a pool in furs, which has been formed in Newark, N. J. Southern Minnesota, South Dakota ami other Northwestern States ui-ed 40, 000 laboiers to harvest the wheat crop. King Mwauga, of Uganda, in East Af rica, is said to have escaped from the Fiench Catholics and rejoined the Pro .estants. Alberto Limeratura, a Matador, while iviug the third bull the fatal stroke at a light at San Louis Potosi, Mex., fell aud was killed. E. B. Tichenor, of Oxford and Leipsig Universities, has been appointed Assist ant Professor of Psychology in Cornell University. Ex Congressman Fisher, of West Bay City, Mich., and J. T. Hurst have pur chased 72 square miles of pine land in the Georgian Bay district. The Irish-American Peace Commission lias decided to visit London and hold a conference with both Irish parties on tho opening of Parliament. Andrew Carnegie has leased the shoot 'ng privileges of Rannoch Lodge in Scot land. Red deer, grouse and other game are abundant at this place. Several members of the Nevada Na tional Guard resigned at Virginia on ac :oiiiit of the punishment inflicted on ex Private lams at Homestead. Wheu Deputy Sheriff Grant Sellers, of Pulaski County, Kentucky, attempted to arrest John Coffey, shots were exchanged and both men fatally wounded. Rev. John W. Murphey, vicar general of the Diocese of Portland, was thrown from his carriage Friday and died a short time later of heart disease. The Republicans of Minnesota have uominated Hon. Knute Nelson, who be came noted for hi3 vote for the Mills bill m tl e 51st Congress, for governor. Albert Little, foreman of the Tienton Iron Works, is missing. It is thought that he committed suicide Uecause a young woman refused to marry him. The Spanish Cabiuet has decided to farm out' the Cuban customs revenue, tenders for which will be received until November 1, the contract to begin Janu ary 1. The Trans-Missouri Passenger Asso ciation has made the excursion rate to Washington for the G. A. R. encamp ment one fare for the round trip, with stop-over privileges. The Paris Chamber of Com meres has voted 2.1,000 francs to send a delegate to the Chicago Fair, and has appointed M. Lourdelet to represent tho Chamber of Commerce at the Fair. A slight rainfall four weeks ago, in the Tlio Grande bolder counties of Texas, was the first in three years and fully 12, d00 persons are on the verge of starva tion. A call for help has been sent out. The Althorp library, the finest private collection of books in the world, compris ing 50,000 volumes, has been sold entire to an Englishman, who will provide a suitable buildiug and give the public ac cess to it. The total exports from the thirteen :onsulates of Northern Germany during the fiscal year amounted to $16,076,449, a decrease from the previous year of $8,- I 329,002 due almost-wholly to the falling off in the export oi sugar. mm 11110 ,n ,n The Minneapolis lumbermen Imv.- ad vanced the price of lumber from 25 to 40 cents per foot. The Faribault plan for public schools in Mii.nesota has proved a failure, the Catholics of Stillwater opposi g it. Frank W. Sanger has disposed of his stock in the Broadway, New York, The ater, for $107,000 to Elliot Zborowski. The owners of the vessel Fred B. Tay lor, run down off Sandy hook by the steams' ip Trave, have libeled the "latter for $80,000. The executor of the Myra Clark Gaines estate h:is been paid $923,788 in full settlement of the claim against the city of New Orleans. The United Green Glass "Workers of the United States and Canada have ap propriated $1,000 for the relief of the Homestead ironworkers. The assignee of E. L. Harper, the con victed Cinchmatti banker, has been sued for $2,500,000, covering all Harpers Fi delity Bank transactions. The two clerks who robbed the sav ings bank, of Nashville, Tenu., have re turned voluntarily from Mexico. Their dealings havo been refunded. The committee of the Old Colony Club has decided to give the complimentary dinner to ex-President Cleveland in the Town Hull, Falmouth, xVugust 13. Senator Kill denies that he is going to Europe or tl.at'he intends to resign. He is at Normandie with Geueral Earle and wiil go yachting for a few weeks. Ranald Kennedy, a stock speculator of Philadelphia, shot broker Charles H. Page dead in the hitter's office and then killed himself. There is no known cause for the tragedy. The deaths throughout the country by reason of the .KtrCn) heat ou Tuesdaj', Wednesday ftjfct Thftrsday, exceeded the death-roll o? some of the bloodiest bat tles of the civil war. Samuel H. Lefevre, died suddenly on Tuesday iu thu office of Smith & Mar in, New York, where he had gone to look up an estate valued at $22,000,000 to vhich he had fallen heir. Miss Lizzie Garrett, sister of the late John W. Garrett, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was married to Dr. Ed ward H. White, of Salisbury, Md. The bride is about 60 years old and the groom is 70. Marquis de Mores, who killed M. Mayer in a duel, has challenged Editor Medill, of the Chicago Tribune, and the editor offers to meet the duelist with two ounce gloves in a 24-foot ring at the World's Fair. While skii ting the coast of Newfound land during the hot spell on land last week, the British steamship Petunia was surrounded for several das with monster icebergs, during which the crew auffeied from the extreme cold. Captain Owen of the Petunia, says that wheu 12 miles off St. John, Newfoundland, lie sighted 36beigs, averaging 150 feet in height. Dr M'Gonlgal Again. Dr. Henry McGonig.d, a fugitive from justice for causing the death of Annie Goodwin, the "cigarette girl," was ar rested at Long Island City. He is also charged with causing the death of Mrs. Louisa Webb, wife of Frank Webb and daughter of 'Squire Parsed. Annie M. Bole, implicated in the crime, and Webb the husband, were also arrested. Two Thousand Iinnber-Mill Men Out. Two thousand men have struck iu the lumber mills at Merrill, Wis., for ten hours a day aud pay weekly. The Mer rill Lumber Company acceded to the de maud aud is now ruuning. Mayor Wright called on tho Governor for pro tection. Cholera Riots in Russia. Riots arising out of the cholera panic and directed against the medical author ities have occurred in Tashkend. Troops have rigorously suppressed the riots, kill ing and wouudiug seven persons. Ail American Killed by an Avnlanche. A dispatch from Interlaken, Switzer land.says that G. Robbiua.of "Springfield, America," while crossing the Grindel wald glacier was struck by an avalanche and instantly killed. "Will be Free to the Public. In consideration of au appropriation of 50,000 a year for maintenance to be made by the city, the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, is to be free to visitors every day in the week except Monday when it will be closed for cleaning. , Retaliation on Canada. The President on Tuesday signed the Canadian Retaliation act, otherwise known as the act to enforce reciprocal commercial relations with Canada iu the matter of the canals and the water ways connected therewith. The death of Washington Nathan, at Boulogne, France, recalls the tragedy of the murder of his father, the rich New York banker, of which crime he was ac cused but never tried. In his last moment-, he repeatedly referred to themur ler, and denied all knowledge of its au thor. A dispatch from Fez says the Sultan's ittitude- towards the British Mission con uuu s defiant, but great preparations are commencing to give an unprecedented reception to the Count d'Aubigny, the French Minister, in September. The oc cupauts of fifty houses will be evicted to make room for the members of the French V.