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WELLINGTON ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 1884.
BLAINE SPEAKS. The Plumed Knlarht to Hla Friends and Neighbors. A Grand Oration In Whloh tha Sooth". "nacln; Poaltton and the Oppression of the Negro are VWIdly Depleted Colored People Greatly Alarmed. At Augusta, Mo., on the evening of the 18th, a large number of the devoted personal and political friends of Mr. Blaine tendered him a serenade at an expression of good will and admiration of his conduct in the National cam paign. After their compliments and friendly regards had been fittingly ex pressed by a local orator, Mr. Blaine responded as follows: ' Frikkds and NmoHnoRH: The National iContoHt I. over, and by the narrowest of mar gins we have lout. I thank jrou lor your call, .which, It not one of Joyous oonirratulutlonn, it one 1 ain mmof confldenco and of .an- irnlne hope for the future. 1 thank you for the puulio opportunity you love me to ex press my spnsn of nhllmulon, not only to you, Jiut to all the Hcputiluians of Mnlne. Thoy re finonded to niv nomination with renulne en thusiasm and ratlncd It by a supxrb vote. I vouut It nil one of the bonon and Qualifica tions of my public enrwr that the party In ISalne, artw BtruKirlln hard for the last nix Tears, and twloe within that period lotting the BtHte, ha come bank In thin campalirn to the oid-ranhionoa 2u,uuu plurality. Mo other ex reeslon of POPULAR COXnniNCI AICO ESTKKK could enual that of the noonle imnnr whom 1 havo lived for thirty yearn, and to whom 1 am attached by all tins that ennoble human nature and irlve Joy and illirnltv to life. AHr TOnlne Inilix-d, alnnir with Maine my first thouirht Is always of Pennsylvania. How can 1 Httiiifrly express my thanks for that tinpar- aiit-mi maturity or more man Mu votes a popular indorsement which has deeply touched my heurt. and which has. If possible. Increased mv aftVvtlnn for the annul old eoininonwealth, an affection which I hiherlted from my ancestry, and which I shall transmit to my children. Hut 1 do not limit my thanks to tho State of my renidence and the State of mv birth. I owe much to tin trim and xealous friends In Now Eniflsnd who worked snnolily for the Kcpiih-Jlt-an party and Its candidates, and to the emi nent scholars and divines who, slcpplmr aslilo from their ordinary avocations, made mv cause thoir cause, and to loyalty and principle adiled the stiorlal compliment of standing as my personal representative in the National atruinrle. Hut the achievements for the He publican cause In the Ksst are even sunmsMsl by the splendid victories In tho Wost. In that mairnltlccnt rimlnn of States that ftrclchcs from the root-hills of the AllcKhanles to the ooliikh oatb or Till PACino, beirlnnlnff with Ohio and emllna- with Call fornia, tho Itnpiibllcan banner was borne so lonuy mat nut a sliurle ritnle tailed Jo join ill the wide acclaim of triumph. Not should. I do Justice tn my own fccllnir If I failed to thank the ltenuhllcans of the Einnire Slate. who encountered so many discoiiravemciits nd obstacles; who fouirht foe from within and foe. from without, and who waved so atrnnir a battle that a ohamro of one vote In very two thousand would have jrlveu us the victory In the Nation. Indeed, a chamro of little more than Ave thousand vote. would have transferred new 1 ork, Indiana, new jersey and C onnecticut to the Ki pnb llcan standard, and would have made the Corth as solid as the Houth. My thanks ould .till be incomplete If I should fall to rocoirniie with special rratitiido that rreatbodynr wnrklnirmen, both native and Iorelrn-liom, who (rave me their earnest .up port, breaking- from old personal and party tie., and Aniline; In the principle, which I rep resented in the canvass the safcinianl and protection of their own flreslde Interests. The result of the election, my friends, will be rot-anted In the future, I think, as extraordi nary. The Northern (Mates, leaving out the cities of New York and Brooklyn from the oount, raTAiifED ma kkpcblicaii cxtmi try majority of more than 400.nt-almost Jislf a million indeed of the popular vote. The cities of New York and llrooklyn threw tlielr axeat sln-natti anil Influence with the aolld Houth,. and were the decisive element which rave to that section tho control of the National Government. Ppcaklnir now not a a defeated candidate, but simply as a loyal and devoted American, I think the transfer of the political power of the Government to the South Is a arcat National misfortune. It H a misfortune because It Introduces an ele ment which can not Insure harmony and pros perity to the people, because It Introduces Into a Repnblio the rule of a minority. The first Instinct of an American Is equality equality of riirht, equality of piivlltwn, equal ity of political power that equality which aay. to every cltlten: "Your vole 1 Just a jrood. Just aa potential, a the vote of any other oitlsen." That ran not be laid to-day In the United States. The course of affairs In the South haa crushed out the political power f more man e.iuu.iuu American aniens, and J is. transferred it by violence to others, 'orty-two Presidential Elector, are assigned o the South on account of the colored popu lation, and yet the colored population, with 'more than 1,1UI,UU0 legal votes, have been UXABLB TO CflOOSS A SIHQI.B ELECTOR, ltren in tnoae mate wnere tney nave a ma jority of more than a hundred thousand they re deprived of free suff nure, and their rlvhta as cltixena are scornfully trodden under fiiot. The eleven State, that comprised the relml Confederacy had by the census of 1KH0 7,&HU,. Os) white population and 6,iMlie colored pop ulation. The colored population almost to a .man, desire to support the Kepiiblican party, .but by a system of cruel Intimidation and by (violence and murder whenever violence and murder are thought necessary they are ah .aolutoly deprived of all politicalktHiwer. If itha outrage .topped there, it would bo bad .nought but it doe not .Uip there, for inot only la the negro population dhv rfraiK-hlsed, but the power which right fully ana constitutionally colonics to them I. transierrea io uie wnite population, en incline the white population of the Houth to vxert an electoral influence far liernnd that queried by the same number of white people fin the North. To Illustrate Just bow It work, rto the destruction of all fair election, let me fpreaeatto you five DtaUi In the late Confed eracy and five loyal ntateaof the North, pos .gmulngln each aection the same number of electoral vote. In the Houth the State of llxiulslana, Mississippi, Alabama. Geoiwia and .Houth Carolina have In the anrreate furii. tdjrht electoral votes. They have t.MllQ, 000 peo ple, ana over s,ihmsj vuioroa people. in nil oith the States of Wlsoontln, Minnesota, Iowa, Ken laa and California have likewise In the amrre jrste forty-eight electoral Totes, and tliey jhave a white population of ,ii,onQ, or dust double the Ave Southern State which I jiava naraea. Those northern state, have wraotioally no colored population. It I there fore evident that the white men In those Southern Htatea by usurping and atisorhina the rights of Uie colored men are exerting Just sou me toe political power or tne white men In the Northern State. I submit, m friends, that such a condition of affair i extraordi nary, unjuet and derogatory to the manhood of the North. Even those who are vindictively iopiHMied to negro suffrage will not deny that Hf Presidential Klector are assigned to the (South by reason of the negro population, that Dooulauoa ourht to be permitted free snf. 'frare In the election, to deny that clear iftroDOStuon 1. to affirm that a Southern white ,nan In the riilf State. I. entitled to double the political power or a northern white man In Ithe lake State. It Is to affirm that a Confod- strata soldier shall wield . twke THi nrxAntnrm in the Nation that a Cnlnn soldier can, and ' uiat a perpetual and eoastantlr-tnereaalnr su perlority shall be conceded to tho Southern -white man In the government of the Union. If that be nuletlr ooaoeded In this aeneration . tt will harden Into custom, until the badge of Inferiority will attach to the Northern white awn' aa odiously a ever Norman noble stamped it upon the Saxon churl. This sub- loot is of deep Interest to the lalwrlng men of 'the North. With the Southern Democracy tr. timpbant In their Slate and in the Nation the -aearo win tie compelled to work for Just such ware aa the white may decree ware which will amount, a did the aupplle of the (lave. ;to a oare siioiisionoe, equal in cash, perhaps to tblrtr-iv cent per day. If . averaged lover the en tip South. The whit la borer in the North will soon feel Hhe destructive effects of this Upon his ewa warns. The Republican haveolearly seen from the earliest day of reconstruction (that ware la the South must be raised to a Just reoompenae of the laborer, or wage In the Mortal ruinously lowered, and the party k.VS BtMUlll WnvkaJ ,1.. f mum if The reverse Influence will now be est la roo Itlon. and that eondlttoa of affairs produced iwhieb, yean ago, Mr. Unoala warned th. free llaaorUvi men of Uw North will prorr hostile' to their Independence, and will Inevitably lead to a ruinous reduotlon of wares. A mer difference of the . . COLOR OF THE aKtH will not suffice to maintain an entirely differ ent standard In wave of continuous and ad jacent States, and the voluntary will be oompoiica to yieia to me involuntary, no completely have the colored men In the South boon already deprived by the Demo cratic party of their constitutional and leiral rirht aa citizens of the United State that they reirard the advent of that party to Na tional power a tne sifmni oi tnoir enslave ment, and are affrighted because they think all leiral protection for them Is gone. Few persons In the North realize how completely the chiefs of the rebellion wiold the political power which hat triumphed In the late elec tion. It Is a poTtontous fact that the Demo cratic Senators, who come from the States of the late uonrederaoy, ail ana I mean an witn- out a si n vie exception personally participated In the rebellion arainst the National Govern ment. It I. a still more significant fact that in those States no man who was loyal to the Union, no matter how stronr a Democrat he may be to-day, ha the sllirtest chance of political promotion. The oue rreat avenue to honor in that section I the record of zeal ou service In tho war arainst the Govern ment. It Is certainly an astounding fact that the section In which friendship for the Union In the day of Its trial and arony Is still a politic al disqualification should be called now to rule over tiie Union. All this takes place during the lifetime of the (feneration THAT rOUGRT THE WAH and flevatos Into practical command of the American Government the identical men who onranixod for It destruction and plunired us Into the bloodiest contest of modern times. I have SKiken of the South as placed by the late election 111 possession of the Government, and I moan all that my words imply. The South furnished nearly three fourths of tho electoral votes that defeated the Republican mtrfcv. and thev will stnn to the command of the Democrats a tinuhiillenrod and as unre strained as they held the same position for thirty years before the war. Gentlemen, there can not be political Inequality union the citizens of a free Hopuhllc: there can not be a minority of white men In'the South rullnir a majority or white men In the north, pa triotism, solf-respoct- pride, protection for person, and safety for country all cry out aa-ninst It. The very thought of It stirs tlic blood of men who Inherit tonality from the pilgrims who first stood on Plymouth Kock. and from llhorty-lovlnir patriots who cihne to the Delaware with William 1't ns. It liccoinc tho primal question of American manliood. It demands a hearing and a settlement, and that scuicmeiit win vindicate ino EUI'AI.ITY Or AMKIIICA CITI7.F In nil persona', and civil rights. It will, at least, establish the equality of white men un dor the National Uovernment. Bnd will give to the Northern man, who fought to preserve the Union, as large a voice In Its Government as may lo exercised by tho Southern man, who fought to desroy the Union. The contest lust closed utterly dwarf the fortunes and fute of-the candidates, whether successful or unsuccessful. Furpoai-lv 1 may say Instinct ively I hare discussed the Issues and conse quences of that contest without reference to my own defeat, without the remotest refer ence to mo gentlemen wno is eievatexi io I ne Presldenev. Toward him persosully I havo no cause for the slightest Ill-will, and It is with cordiality I express the wish that his of flclal career may prove gratifying to himself aim tH-ni-ncial to tne country, ana mat nis au mlnistrutiini may overcome the embarrass ment which thejieciillar source of Its )xiwor imposes upon it iroiu tne nouroi us uirin. A QUEER CLIMATE. la Alaska, Where the Rain It Ralneth Kverjr Day. During tho lifly yours that the Rus sians kept their careful meteorological records at Sitka, Alaska, the thermome ter only went below zero four times, ana tne variation between the average of summer and winter temperature has never been more than twenty-five de greed. Ihe warm current of the Kuro Sito, or Black Stream of Japan, sweeps fogs and clouds with it along these shores, and while modifying the temper ature, gives a cool, moist climate. 1 lie average summer tcniiHaraturo of lift v- thiye and lilty-lour degree pleases the fancy of dwellers in the East quite as much as tlie average winter temperature of thirty-one and thirty-two decrees. The only drawback to this cool and equable climate is the heavy rainfall. that is gnumid at seven and eight feet a year and continues the resemblance to the Scotch climate. Any one might complain like the Scotchman that it is "a wee huir too et," but one gets used to it and goes around unconcernedly in full panopl of rubber and gossamer cloth. lee I seldom known, and skating on the little lake beyond the church is a rarity in Sitka's amusements. The snow lieu on the mountain tops and sides all the year through, though in a warm, dry sum mer li Ke i lie present one it retreats to the mimmits and higher ravines. Th lino little sponges and the delicate coral brandies that are occasionally found In the harbor pur-do one wkb another hint of the tropics in this high latitude. Great fronds of seaweed and kelp as large as banana leaves drift on the rocks with the rushing tides, and tho snaky algm that float on tho water are often eighty and one hundred feet long. It is of these tough, hollow pl)es that the In dians make the worms for their rude hoochinoo distilleries, or splitting and twisting It, make fishing lines many fathoms in length, ihe same litUo teredo which eats up ship timbers and piles in southern oceans is as destruc tive here in tne harbor of Mtka as ativ where in the tropics. The piles of the wharf only last for five years at the longest, and the merciless borer even ate up the timbers of the old wrecks and hulks with which tho first foundations for a wharf were begun. Cor. St. Louis Olobe-DemacraL A famous aeronaut says that no balloon has ever tone over a second sunset. The moment the sun - jroes dowo the gas condenses and you get through the night bettor than the day. But the next day, in tiie presence of the sun, the gas expands ana you mount to great elevations, but every mount the balloon makes cripples Its power, and it Is only a question of hours, if not minutes, now long you can Keep up. it an aeronaut could have forty-eight hours of night he could travel a great distance. The highest rale of speed he had ever attained, even with a strong wind blowing, was eighty miles an hour. .V. Y. Tribune. -An observing traveler In the West says that the way a Western town it built 1 about as follows: A name is giv en to the locality, a shanty is built, a newspaper started and a post-ofiice es tablished. A railroad must then be pro cured, handbills and circulars distributed through the Eastern Males, a few resi dents come, aonie buildings always a saloon are erected, and the town is well on the way cityward. Chicago Timet. . A scientific observer claims that tin flatness of the earth at the pole brings the polar ocean thirteen miles nearer than any other portions of the globe to the central ball of fire, upon which he be lieves the earth to be built Conse quently the beat Is so great that the -water could never freeze over, and if there is a sea at that spot at all it mast I be an open one. CMemgt TrUmnt. POSTAL SERVICE. Report of the First Assistant Postmaster General-3,414 Sew Offloes Estab lished Daring the. Tear. The Receipt for Postal S.rvle Was Uiif 838,131 and the Disbursement )8,. 04)110, an Exoess of Expend iture, ef S)3,0fl,833. rOSTOFFICK MASTERS, WAsinsoTON, November 24. First As sistant Postmaster General Marr, In his an nual report, shows that there were 80,071 postofllecs In the United States on the 80th of last June, the end of the fiscal year. The net Increase In the number of post offices for the year ws 2,154, much larger than any Increase for several years. Com paring the nuuaVer of postofnees In the dif ferent States, the order of the six highest at the end of the fiscal year whs as follows: ennsylvanla,8,845; New York, 8,112; Ohio, ,707; Illinois, a.187; Virginia, i.wbj, ana Missouri, 1,908. The number of Presi dential offices, where salaries range from $1,000 upwards, was 3,323, sn increase of 180 during the year, ine numoer oi monev order offices at the close of the year was 8,243, an increase over the previous year of 880. The number of free delivery Offices at the Close oi ine pear was low. Concerning the extension of tne free de livery system he says: "Long experience bas shown that this system of delivery Is more acceptable to the people man tne oiu mode of office delivery, that It is more ac curate and thorough In the delivery of lot- tent, that It reduces the number or. aena letters, that it diverts to the postoflice many letters formerly delivered by private ex press and private messenger, that It stimu lates mail and local correspondence and In creases the postage on local matter, that it saves time and money to the people and fruitless calls at the postonice, ana yields a large surplus of postage on local matter alone above Its cost, notwithstanding this class of matter for which it gets credit Is only about twenty-five per cent, of the mat ter handed by carriers. In view of theM facts I do not hesitate to advise that the law governing the establishment of thil system be so changed as to authorize its ex tension to places of 10.000 inhabitants, pro vided the postal revenue lor ine preceuing fiscal yenr at such places amounted to 810.000: also that In esse of several post offices in the sstne city or place, the reve nues from all the offices msy be aggregated nd take as a standard entitling such places to this system, provided It bas the required Dopulstlon." Third Asslftant Postmaster General flaxen. In his annual report of the opera tions of his office for the fiscal year ended June 80, 1883, shows the receipts of the postal service for the year to nave Deep (43,338,127, and that the disbursements were 840.404.000. an excess of expenditures amounting to 83,086,833. The outstanding liabilities for the year are estimated al (877,471, which sum added to the amount actually expended and 11,200,179 credited to the Pacific llailroad Co.'s would make the total cost of the service for the fiscal year (48,542,011 or (5,204,483 In excess ol the receipts. The decrease in receipts from those of the previous fiscal year was e 170.565 or 4 7-10 per cent, and was caused mainly by the reduction of letter rate of postage from three to two cents which went into operation on the 1st of October 188X The weight of second-class matter, news papers, periodicals, etc., mailed during th year was 47.240 tons, the postage on which was (1,889,592, an Increase of 1185,000 over ; the postage collected on such matter during the preceding year. During the year u, 245,545 registered letters and parcels were handled, and of tills Immense number only 8.865 were reported a. having been lost or ! rifled, and of this number 5,932 were found to have been properly delivered or ac counted for, and 1,932 are still under inves tigation, leaving the actually ascertained losses 610, or one out of about 21,795 pieces mailed. MALIGNANT TYPE OF DIPH THERIA. A Whole Family Wiped Oat of Exlsteoe Th Wellnnd Canal Will Close on th SOth Twenty Persons Drowned. FRKXir.uicn-Tows, N. B., November 24. Diphtheria, of a very malignant type, has been prevalent In this section for some weeks, and scores of deaths have been re ported. A whole family, excepting the wife, has been wiped out In the villsge of Gibson, serosa the river from here. About three weeks ago liugh Lechley, the father, died of diphtheria. Two weeks later Mar tha Eugenia, the eldest daughter, suc cumbed. Three days afterward Sarah, aged six, died, and In three days more Emily, aged one year, was carried off. Now the death of the last child has takeu place, Deborrab, aged four. The mother is now lying III at the point of death, St. Catharines, Ont, November 24. The Wetland Csnal, both old and new, will eloae for Uie winter on November 80. VlCTOiiiA, B. C, November 24. Two men, named Kyau and Walters, sailed from here In a sloop on Friday with nineteen Chi nese, whom thev Intended to smuggle Into Washington Territory. The sloop was cap- si red and the party were drowned. Moktrkal, November 24. By an order from the Pope, Laval University Is desig nated as the only one tn the Province of Quebec, and sH the colleie are ordered to affiliate with It. The Jesuit College refuses to obey the order, - daclariug Uie Jesuit Order Is under such rules regarding educa tion that even the Pope cannot change It Situation Serious In the Hocking Valley, Columbus, 0., November 24. The situa tion In the Booking Yslley has become more serious than ever since the Trade Assemblies of ClncinnaU and other places have become enlisted and collections are being taken up In New York City. The operators have now 1,800 new men then and are getting more. They teem deter mined to employ none actively engaged In the Union and those who re members of that organization are determined to remain there and have Uielr friend In other localU ties a et ss much aid for them as possible. With this state of affairs there are the gravest apprehensions at to the results dur ing the winter. An Ex-City Treasurer Sentenced for ' ' , Embezzlement. ' Bitffalo, November SI Joseph Bork, ex-City Treasurer, who was sentenced a year ago to Ave years in Anburrt State prison for embetillng the elty funds, and woo wat liberated on a technicality, was before the court to-day for re-sentence. Judge Daniels sfter briefly summing up the history of Uie previous unlawful sentence and the defalcation, sentenced the prisoner to be eonflned at hard labor In tb State prison at Auburn for four years and nine months. It Is understood Uist a petition Is being circulated for signatures asking ths Governor to pardon Mr, Bork. A SAD ACCIDENT. t Several Yoang M.n Injured by th Prm tur Explosion of a Cannon One of '" Them Dead, ' IUlsey Valley, N. Y., November 22. A peculiarly sad accident occurred here Thursday night by which several young men were seriously Injured, one of whom has since died. ' It was all the outcome of au attempt to celebrate an occurrence which had been the subject of a great deal of gossip about here. Some days ago a disturbance arose be tween two families living close together, Uie husbands and wives of both families sepa rated on Friday of last week, but the quar rel was made np and matters went on as before. A few young men got together and chose Saturday evening to give the parties a salute. They fired a cannon four times and the affair was adjourned until Thursday night They then met again and three volleys were fired. They were reloading for the fourth shot when the powder in the cannon ignited. A terrific explosion fol lowed, and when the smoke una cienrea away a sickening sight was revealed. Ells wort Kirk, who had been pounding the wadding into the cannon, lay with his eyes blown out and the blood oozing from his face. lie was alive, but Insensible, and shortly afterwards died. Others suffered the loss of eyes and fingers. The sufferer were conveyed to their homes and medical aid summoned. The list of the Injured is as follows: Fred Kirk, brother of Ells worth, badly btirnod about tho hands; Goo, Hess, lost both eyes; Henry Kvlin, badly burned about the head and body; his legs were burned toacrlsp. Sumner Itosehrooks, lost an eye and a linger; Albert Winters and Elijah Bnstron were burned about the fnce snd neck. It was the saddest accident that bas ever occurred in this vicinity. THE CATTLE RAISERS. They Threaten to llulld a Railroad ol Their Own If The? Cannot Get LlTlnt; Hates. St, Louis, November 22. In the cattle convention yesterday a resolution of con gratulation to President and Vice President elect Cleveland and Hendricks was adopted. The Merchants' Nntlonal Dunk sent a com munication saying that they had received (1,200 contributed for the Virginia sufferers and had sent it to the National Bank of Lynchburg to be hjinded to the relief com mittee. A resolution thst a special committee of three be appointed to confer with the vari ous railroad companies whoso roads pene trate the West asking for living rates, was pre .jilted and referred to the Committee ou Resolutions. The resolution goes on to say If the companies don't consider the mat ter favorably, "we, as members of this con vention and Its adjuncts, commanding at least (300,000,000, will Instruct the Com mittee to report to the next session of this convention the ways and means to construct, own and maintain our own line of road." The following resolutions were received from the Committee on Resolutions: That it Is the sense of this convention now assembled, that pending the action of Congress on the subject of the National Cattle Trail, the present trail known as the Grlfilu A Dodge Trail be used for through Texas cattle driven from south to north. Adopted. The resolution on making the Cattle Troll six miles wide was referred back to the convention from the Committee on Resolutions with recommendation. A motion to refer it to a committee of nine was adopted. The consideration of the l" ""J J. some slight changes It was adopted. The convention then adjourned until to-day. Riots in Mexico. Mr.xico, November 22. The discussion of the bill converting the English debt and allowing a large commission to the managers of the funding operations, lias caused sucli indignation upon the people that riots have been of nightly occurrence. The debates in the Chamber have been very exciting. Jhe Federal troops are In con stant readiness to suppress disorders and tliis adds to the anger of the people. The attitude of Diaz, who Is soon to be sworn In as President Is eagerly questioned. A crowd surrounded his house Thursday night and made speeches urging him to dis approve the bill. It was afterward learned tbnt he was not at borne. The Uouse post poned the bill until after Dial's Installation. This action was hailed with tremendous ap plause by the crowd In the gallery. Mean while a riot was In progress outside the Chamber. The troop charged upon the people with swords, striking only with the Oat side. A son of rresiuent uonzaies. commanded the cavalry. The contest lasted only ten minutes, when Gonzales' life seemed In danger. The guards massed and charged the crowd dispersing tne rioter. It Is expected Uie people will quiet down now. They have confidence In Diaz. Terrific Explosion of Atlas Powd One Man Killed and Several Injured. Worcester, Mass., November II. While a gang of fifty men were engaged yesterday Id blasting a passage for water pipes, a quantity of AUas powder which bad frozen and been placed In a clay-llned kettle over a fire to thaw, exploded, shak ing the ground and houses for hundreds of feet around. Matthew Hare, who was standing twenty feet away, was Instantly killed, the top ef bis head being blown off. Andrew Wtekham and John Madlgan were severely Injured. A number of men standing within twenty feet of Uie fire were unhurt In the nearest house, doors snd blinds were shattered snd ninety panes of glass broken. In another house, two hun dred feet away, windows were broken and nd pictures thrown down from the wall Lake View, mors than a mile away, Uie cottages were disturbed as though by an sarthquake. ' Passenger Depot Burned, . B ata vi A, N. Y November fl The New Tork Central Passenger depot caught fire from Uie explosion of a coal stove In tho ticket office yesterday. In less than ten minutes the flames had gained such head' war Uiat It was Impossible to make any Im presslon npnn them, and the structnrs was entirety consumed. Mr. Butler, the agent, reports that all his tickets were burned and what money he hadHaken In that day. There will be no serious delay to trains. The Are department was on hand promptly, but the pressure - was so small that one single stream could not be forced upon the root , Ths depot wss built three years ago and was a convenient structure. ARID LANDS. Tho Close - of the Convention of Oattlt - Eaisen of the. United States at Bt Louis, The Arid Land and National Trail QM tlons Olva Rlsa to a Splrltsd Dsbata - UommltUa to Frcsaal th Ms. iDorlal to Oonaraas, V CATTLt MRU'S COKVBNTION. St. Louis, November 84. The slxtf day's session of the National Cattle Hen'i Convention began about 10:80. . Governo) Stone, of Colorado, chairman of the Com mlttee on Resolutions, reported favorabl the resolution of Mr. Milne, of Nen Mexico,- with reference to Uie arid land lying between the ninety-eighth meridian and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and urg ing a memorial to Congress for legislation permitting cattle men to lease the land In i tracts of suitable size for grazing. The pre amble and resolutions set forth that under, the existing laws the tenure of ranchmen to i that section cannot be made secure, hence the ranchmen are not safe In proceeding I with Improvements whlcb would result In doubling and trebling the wealth of the 1 cattle Interests as It is not safe to sink ' wells, build reservoirs, or take other steps to redeem the land from uselessness. It ll not proposed to disturb Uie existing home stead pre-emption laws, but to reserve all laws to the settlers under these laws. It is proposed, however, to except California, Nevada and Oregon, from the provisions of the proposed act. Judge Wallace, of Col orado, from the same committee, presented a minority report signed by himself, J. O. i McCoy, F. D. Patterson, F. Alex Seth and J. T. Partln, opposing the resolution as a measure In the Interest of large owners to the prejudice of the small, and one that would work a substantial repeal to the , homestead laws. Judge W. Thornton, of bnnia e, spoke in support or tne majority report He said that he believed that . the resolution Involved the most Im portant question that had come be fore the convention. It was not pro. posed to disturb the rights of small hold ers snd homesteaders, but simply to give the grazers an assurance which would Justify them In reducing the lands, otherwise value less, to a condition suitable for their pur. poses. He said that the proceeds to the Uovernment of the proposed, lease system at a rate of one cent per acre would be an annual Income of twelve and a half minion dollars, and this with great benefit to the lessee, ltlshop Faust, of Utah, opposed the majority report as hostile to Uie inter ests of ail small owners. Mr. McCoy, of Kansas, said that he signed the minority report because he did not believe that any Congressman would dare to Introduce the proposed bill, salt Involved political suicide to any man who would do so. Judgs Rhodes, of Colorado, objected to Uie meas ure. He said that the wonderful progresi of the cattle interest In the last twenty-five years had been made under Uie existing laws, and he saw no reason for a change. He believed that the leasing ot tne public domain would have Uie effect ol throwing Uie control of the ranch Interests into the hands of foreign capitalists and build up great monopolies. Colonel Babbitt, of Wyoming, denied that the reso lution was In the Interests of a monopoly, and said that the Interests ot Wyoming de manded such leslslstlon. Uovemor Uadier, of New Mexico, expressed himself as op posed to foreign or borne monopolist, xis also opposed range fences, but believed that the leasing of the public domain was necessary to the successful prosecution of the cattle Industry. Mr. McCasklll, of Col orado, favored the resolution as being In the interest of small owners. Judge Wallace, of Colorado, opposed Uie measure ss one calculated to stop Immigration into the West, as it would practically nullify tin homestead and pre-emption laws. He be lieved, also, Uiat It would have the effect of forcing small owners out of the business. Governor Stone supported the resolution on the ground already recited. 1 he majority report was then adopted by a large major ity. An amendment wss then paased by which the Territories ot Idaho and Utah were also exempted from the provisions ot the resolution. The chair announced the following com mittee to present the memorial on Ihe Trail iniestlon to Congress: Hon. C. C Upson, of Texss; Captain Henry Warren, of Te4s; General N. M. Curtis, of -New iork; Judge Frost, f Kansas; Alexander Swan, of Wy oming; J. H. Hamilton, ot Cheroke Strip; Hen B. Groom, of Kentucky; Judge 8. 8. Wallace, of Colorado; A. J. Dull, of Penn sylvania; and Dr. Moore, of Colorado. General Porter, of Uie Cherokee Nation, presented a joint resolution on the Indian question, eliminating the objectionable feat ures In the resolution reported a day or twe ago. This wss adopted without dissent Ths report ot the Commutes on Confer ence with the Hide and Leather Association, recommending a memorial In Uie Interest of a more Judicious system ot branding eatUe, was referred to the committee on rema nent OmnlzaUon. A resolution was Introduced by Ralne, of MissourL-lircInc Uiat the Bureau of Animal Industry be put under the charge of expert veterinarians. Adopted. Immediately on the adjournment of the convention the members of the new Na tional CatUe Men's Association met snd temporarily organized by calling General Brlsbln to the chair. Mr. Brooks, ot New Mexico, was elected temporary secretary, The members took Uielr seats by States snd Territories. The reading of ths Constitu tion and By-Laws was dispensed tsjth and the election of permanent officers followed. Dr. Moore, ot Colorado, nominated Colonel It D. Hunter, of 8t I-oula, for President, who was elected by acclamation, with three rheers. General Brlsbln was chosen firs! Vice President ' ' , Destructive Fire at 8t. Paul. St. Paul, Minn., November 94, Firs broke out at eleven o'clock Saturday night in ths four story building on Fourth Street, owned by John Wann, and occupied by F, P. Osborne, dealer In machinery and steam nttlosrSL When discovered, the Are seem ad lo have originated In the boiler room and so rapidly enveloped Uie building that It and its contents were a total loss. The lire was coiiltned to that building though situated tn a row and adjoining Uie Manitoba Railroad o dices sad Brener A Cc's bard ward store, LOSS 50,000. The political oejnnaijrn was pretty lively In New Mexico, judging from the following attack on Judre Prince, made by a 8piwlsh paper published in Banta to: "Judeo rrlnce is a diabolical beiner: be belongs to ths Masoulo fraternity, in consequenoe of which he stands excom municated. Guard yourselves. O New Mexicans, from rivlngr , your vote to Judge Prince, If yon do not wish that 'the fires of Heaven descend on your i heads. Vote, ohl Vote for Hon. An I tonio Joseph, who will know how to be JTatcful for yonr votes, and who will lei '. no means stand In the srav of his c-uld I log yon with linn steps to the temple of I progress and immortality." , v HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT R. J. ROBINSON takes pleas: ure in announcing to his numer ous friends and customers that he is again at his old stand on Liber ty St.; building new, and every thing in the latest style. " GROCERIES of all kinds and fruits in their: season. "" " The Restaurant and Dining Hall is complete for ladies and gentle men. Hot Tea and Coffee, Bread and Cakes. Fine Cakes made to order. OYSTERS! OYSTERS! He has arriving daily L. "W. Councilman's best Bulk and Can Oysters. Large, plump and clean the finest in the market and as cheap as are sold by any other house in the country. A large variety of Canned GOOdS. NotlOnS. , j m i cigars ana l ODacco. Everybody come and see us in our New Rooms. A share of patron age respectfully solicited. XL J. HOBIHSOU. The lite is Kin! Call arid examine the ;ew moved licet eunnin. whits. bo simple a child can use It. Naadlaa, Oil and Attachments for all . Machine. Repairing and Adjusting: an Kinds or msrnioes, nrauy aonesna warranted at lbs aalrsroomi, opposite Dolind'l Carrlare r-srtory.on NOKTlI MAIN HI. WK1.UNOTON OIllO. (sUVip Im E. LeMONT. Agt -The Old Folks at Boms, White Seal BURNING OIL THI KtW TORK BOARD OT HEALTH E8TI- MATHS THAT Su,000 LIVES RAVE BEES DE STROYED BT THE KXPIOSIVK QUALITIES 0 PETnOLSuM. IF EVEKT HOUSEHOLD WOULD ADOPT THE WHITE SEAL OIL POH FAMILY USE, NONE OF THESE UNFORTUNATE ACCI DENTS WOULD OCCUR. Whits Seal Burning Oil HAS NONE OF THE DEFECTS UBUALLT FOUND IN COMMON OILS. IT CANNOT BR EXPLODED. DOES NOTCH AH THE WICK. WILL NOT SMOKE,' EMITS NO OFFENSIVE OD a AND PREVENTS THE UREAKINO OF CHIMNEYS. White Seal Burning . Oil IS A RICII OIL FOR 1LLITMIN ATINO PURPOSES. IT IS AS LIUIIT IN COLOR AS PURE SPRING WATER. IT tilVKS A STRONG, STEADY LIOHT. ANDJIURNS MUCH LONUEH THAN COMMON OILS . IF THIS OIL IS NOT BOLD IN TOUR VICINTTT SEND TOUR ORDER DIRECT TO US FOR A BAR REL OR A CASE CONTAINING TWO FIVE OAIy LON CANS. BROOKS OIL 00m ;" SS EUCLID AYE., CLEYELA5D, 0. 114 and US HOUTH ST., HEW foRK. 41 Nov. -l M mat was BSO AstU, Vise, tmU ss1 hurasusf three lira SI 90. t .so. M fa ir turd, wsrs S.slers. To tatmSsee, onsfrve m irai sersun wba Sm5v a ts s club ot SSJa.SSJS.inr . csstinsn An S4st ' 1 i i.i i - Writ lor sir. ealsrs. CHEWT AH VII, VISB CO. DETROIT. 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