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A CHARMED LIFE.
A Leap From the Cars While Run ning Twenty Miles an Hour. Con Murphy's Escape From the 1 nder Sheriff, hut at Last Lodged in a Steel Clad Cell ot tMe Silver How County Jail. It is known that the notorious Con Mur phy, horse thief and,road agent, was im prisoned in the city jail because the county jail of Lewis and Clarke county was beiug rebuilt and only partly ready lor the security of prisoners. It is also known that l»ecause the city jail could not. hold such a desperate prisoner as Con Murphy that he was one night last week held in one ol the new steel clad cells of the county for safe keeping. On Saturday, it seems, that it was known that a certain party was in town intent upon liberating Murphy, who had assisted iu his escape before. The fear that he would escape again from the city rnlllr trap excited the committee ol safety so that it was determined to give Mr. Murphy the benefit of lynch law—to pre vent any further trouble or expense of holding him. Of course this determination coming to the ears of our Sheriff he con cluded to avoid the difficulty by removing Murphy to oue of the steel cells ol the county, now under construction by Mr. W. E. Sparks, contractor of the work for the Commissioners. The report of the in tended lynching of Murphy put Mr. Sparks in mind that his contract was not yet completed or taken off his hands by the county, and that the rescue of Murphy from one of his new cells would result in the destruction ol the work now only partly completed. Conse quently Mr. Sparks notified the Sheriff'that he would not allow his cell to be used for the keeping of Murphy. The only resort for the Sheriff' then, to heep his prisoner from the Committee and to prevent his be ing lynched, was to send him off' to the jail of Silver Bow county. In the nick of time the prisoner was started shackled^and hand-cuffed with Under Sheriff George Conrad on the evening train on Saturday for Butte. On the way to the Silver City and when the train was near Stuart, Murphy, with feet shackled and hand-cuffed, made A LEAP FOR LIBERTY from the car window while going twenty miles an hour. The Deputy noticing the escape of the prisoner from his side, rushed into the water-closet just in time to see him going out of the car window feet fore most. The Deputy pulled the bell-rope when the train began to slacken up, which not being done fast enough he gave another pull at the rope which was the signal to go ahead. The train ran at least two miles before coming to a stop. An explanation to tip Conductor induced him to run the j train back to the place where Murphy leaped from the car. The time consumed by this switch-back enabled the prisoner to hide in the brush, although it was DAYLIGHT SUNDAY MORNING. Here the deputy was put off' to beat up the Brush and the train went on. After a long search the prisoner was found lying close to a little stream of water and mud. He had forced a bracelet from one hand by hauling it against a tree, taking the skin with it for some distance. When recap tured the prisoner was marched in front of a revolver, with his shackles removed for fast walking, from there to Butte, about nine miles. Trudging for this distance through the hot sun is hut a slight punish ment to an officer who would take any chances with such an important prisoner as Con Murphy although shackled and hand cuffed. He should, to have prevent- j td the possibility of an escape, have been chained to the car seat or to the body of the officer. It is feared that our officers will never learn how to hold a prisoner un til they are made the victim of some des perate character who will overpower his master and get away by taking life. But let us give thanks again that Con Murphy is safe in a cage from which there is no possibility of escape. AN UNEXPECTED ORDER. The I nion Pacific Stops all Work on the Anaconda Branches. [Inter-Mountain, 8th.] About noon to-day - 'J. R. Maxwell, engi neer in charge of the two Anaconda branch railroads connecting the main line of the Utah & Northern with the mine and smel ter of the Anaconda company, received a dispatch to stop all work and dismiss the employes. The dispatch has created great surprise in railroad and mining circles. No oue has the slightest conception as to the reason prompting the issuance of the order. A't this writing absolutely nothing is known about the condition of affairs on which the dispatch is based. The branch to the mine was promised to l>e completed by the 10th inst. The branch from Stuart is already in operating order. The smelter would have been finished in fifteen days. Mr. Daly believes the dispatch is the re suit of a mistake somewhere and has tele graphed Mr. Kimball at Omaha lor partie ulars. In view of the recent visit of President Adams and the directors of the road to Butte and Anaconda, the very friendly con ference between Mr. Adams and Mr. Daly and the very enthusiastic expressions of the former concerning Anaconda and the vast mining and smelting enterprises of the Anaconda company, the dispatch be comes totally inexplicable, and nothing can be done except to await telegrams which will clear up the mystery. Railroad Work Suspension. The following special to the Butte Miner is in response to an inquiry from that office concerning the cause ol the suspen sion of the Anaconda branch railway : Omaha, August 9. —Manager Clark, of the Union Pacific, this morning sent a dis patch to Marcus Daly saying : "We have l>eeu laboring under a misapprehension regarding the right of way, supposing the same had l>een properly attended to by Word. Our managers are anxious to pro ceed with the work, hut think it unwise to do so until the right of way is settled. Can you see Word and atrauge the matter so we can proceed?' It seems that the Cuiou Pacific has not yet received the title deeds to the right of way. As soon as the the deeds are turned over work on the Anaconda brauch will proceed. WONDERLAND. Deplorable Condition of Allairs in the Park. The following telegraphic correspondence j explains itself: Mammoth Hot Springs,N at'l Park i August 9th, 1884. J j Governor William Hole, Cheyenne , Wyoming: j Your Legislature last year memoralized , Congress and the people of Wyoming pro tested against the Yellowstone National ■ Park being placed underthe jurisdiction oi Montana for judicial purposes, though the people of Montana, as well as myselt, asked for the jurisdiction in order that the game laws might lie enforced and outlaws speed ily punished, our courts being a few hours distant from the Park. Inasmuch as Wyoming succeeded in keeping judicial control of the Park the responsibility for execution of the laws rests with you—not with the Executive of Montana. I beg to inform you that the Superintendent of the Park and his assistants are doing nothing to prevent the killing of game, and I feel constrained to suggest to you immediate action by sending officers to the Park with authority to arrest horse thieves, desper adoes and depredators, who now daily ru n off' the stock of visitors and shoot game ad libitum. The small portion of the Park lying within the Territory of Montana is carefully watched. I will gladly co-operate with you to the end in view, and trust that you appreciate the situation, namely, my want of authority and your own responsi bility. JOHN SCHUYLER CROSBY, Governtr. j Cheyenne, Wy., August 12. Governor John Schuyler Crosby , Helena, M. T.: Accept my thaDks for your telegram. I shall start for the Park in a few days and hope to meet you there. Rest assured that all offenders in the Park will be prose cuted vigorously. WM. HALE. Governor. THE FAY TEMPLETON COMPANY. OPERA A Great Treat Coming Among all the younger and more popu lar artists on the stage in the L'nited States none hold a warmer place in the hearts of the people than Fay Templeton. This comic opera prima donna, who is still in her teens, has, in a few years, won an exalted and enviable position upon the lyric stage. She comes of an old theatrical family, and inherits the talents of her father and moth inherits tne talents oi ner latner ana morn er. She first commenced acting in public at the age of four years, and appeared in operettas which her father, John Temple ; ten wrote for her. Afterward she made a ! marked success in San Francisco and New ; York. The little lady is a great favorite in j the West and South, and there is scarcely j a home in the parts of the country men tioned, where the name of Fay Templeton is nat a household word. She fills the largest theatres wherever she goes, and her rich voice, and sprightly and droll acting, call forth the highest opinions of the press and public. Born in a clime washed by the southern seas, she has all the grace and abandon, characteristic of the children reared under sunny skies, and possesses the same poetic temperament. She has youth and beauty linked with charming chic and vivacity ; a rich contralto voice whose sweet notes touch a sympathetic refrain in the hearts of her listeners. The prima donnas now upon the Ameri can speaking stage, and who are justly en titled to recognition as such, may be count upon the fingers of one hand, and among U LM HI LUC llUgCIO Vi uuv ^ O I them Fay Templeton easily stands fore most. Nature has bestowed upon her all the requisite qualities of a great artiste, j and by her indefatigable efforts and close application she has mounted the ladder of ! fame, and now stands pre-eminent. Her tour throughout the West has been one grand series of successes and triumphs, 1 and for her devotion to her art and her de- j termination to still further advance the ; interests of the lyric stage, she will ever j hold a place and refuge iu the hearts of , the American people. ] Mr. Harry Brown hails from the "glorious climate of California," and he made his first great hit in the role oi Calchas. in '"La Belle Helene." His immense success in the character of Lorenzo, in "La Mascotte, has identified his name with Audran's chef d'œuvre throughout the country. He j is inimitable in this part. He has also made a great success as Captain De Merri mac, Ben Barnacle and other leading , comedy roles of opera comique. Miss Templeton, Mr. Brown and John Templeton belong to the Fay Templeton ! Opera Company, which we are soon to have in Helena, and which is recognized as one of the most popular and artistic | companies of comic and grand opera travel ing in the United States. In the personnel are, beside the two stars, Mr. George | Traverner, Mr. George Olmi, Miss Lillie West, Miss Alice Vane and others equally j well known. This is, assuredly, a very ! strong array of principals, and the casts ot the several operas in the company's reper- i toire will be exceptionally effective. For example, La Mascotte, with Harry Brown, the funniest of Lorenzos, and Fay Temple ton, the daintiest of Bettinas, the perform ance will be unequaled. Well Deserved Endorsement. In view ol the resignation of Rev. J. R. Russell, tendered and accepted on Satur day last, the Presbytery of Montana adopt ed the following paper with regard to the long-time service of Mr. Russell : Resolved , That the Presbytery receive with regret the resignation of Rev. J. R. Russell, of the office of Stated Clerk, and desires here to record our appreciation of his long and efficient services. We recall that he is now the original memter of this Presbytery ; that he has served as Stated Clerk for twelve years, or ever since the organization of the Presbytery ; that he has kept the records with neatness and al ways orderly, so that there has never been a criticism of them by the higher courts of the church : that he has been faithful in attending the meeting of the Presbytery, ollen having traveled hundreds of miles by stage in severe weather, risking health, and even life, to attend meetings where he was even life to attend meetings where he was j almost the only delegate, and this at great ; expense to himself, while he never has re ceived any salary : and that he has per formed all his duties as an officer of this Presbytery faithfully and to the entire sat isfaction of the Presbytery. Resolved, That a copy of these resolu lutions be furnished Brother J. R. Russell. WILL CLEVELAND WITHDRAW? This is getting to be one of the most singular campaigns that the country has ever seen. Cleveland was nominated to secure the vote of New York to the L>emocracy. His 200,000 majority over so good a man as Secretary Folger was , such a marvelous fact that short-sighted politicians would naturally say, this is the very man we want." With New York and the solid South, we have the election j so close that it will be easy to make up the balance. And then, there was the whole crowd of independents, clamoring at the outer gates and saying, "Only give us a chance to vote for Cleveland and we will vote for him, r.o matter what your platform may contain." As it looked at the time of the conventions assembling, Cleveland was the man ol all others to bear the party banner to victory. But one short mouth has passed away, and even before Cleveland's letter of nç-., ceptance is published, or, possibly, writ- ! - . - - ten, there appears quite a chorus of the most influential Democratic papers in the country calling on him to withdraw. The demand is made because, these Dem ocratic papers say, it is impossible for Cleveland to carry New York. So much is conceded already, and that is enough to settle the contest. Without New York there is no chance for a Demo cratic success. The Republicans recog nized the probability of losing New York and still counted on something more than a fighting chance. Hendricks may pretend that notwithstanding the loss of New York, there is a chance to carry Ohio and still win the fight, but it amounts to nothing more than a confession of des pair. Mr. Hendrick«, surely is not so poorly posted on the situation in Ohio, that he can indulge any more hope of that State than of New York. The Ohio Democracy is, if possible, in a worse state of division than that of New York It is not only rent asunder by bitter per- ! sonal feuds, but on the principle of pro tection the party is about equally divid ed. Even if there were no Republican ticket in the field it is not certain that the Democracy could carry the State. _________ .j _________ j --------- . We did not expect the issue would thus early be decided, but, without some un- ; ---- j ----->—>--------------|-----* expected deliverance, inevitable defeat j already stares Cleveland in the face, Whether he follows the advice of the i i*i»i i»jy* _ . . . i.î... Sun or not makes little difference to him personally, nor can it alter the general issue. If Cleveland were to withdraw, it would he impossible to get the conven tion together again, and if the committee should undertake to supply the place, it would generate dissatisfaction and de stroy all unity and enthnsiasm in the eampaign. If Cleveland should be withdrawn what would become of the poor Inde pendents, who have been drawn over to the Democracy by the impersonification of reform and high moral character in Cleveland ? It is fearful to think of the dilemma in which they would be placed. It would be more embarrassing if possible than the present situation. But really there is no decent pretext on wfcjch to Cleveland to withdraw. He can well say that he is no better and - . . , no worse now than when they chose to nominate him. His public acts and private life might have been known as well then as now. Cleveland has done nothing to deceive them. He has attempted to conceal or deny nothing, If those who nominated him were swept away by a temporary popular breeze and overestimated his no t Cleveland's fault, \y e are inclined to think that much 0 f Cleveland's present unpopularity is to his credit. It is not calculated to availability, at was : render a candidate popular with the majority of Democrats to have tae idea get abroad that he was an honest be liever in sustaining the civil service law. What is the use of a Democratic victory, say these spoilsmen, if the offices are not to be distributed? That Kelly, after all this time, has not been able to make any satisfactory terms with Cleveland is very much to the credit of the latter. So, in the matter of private scandal, | Cleyeland is honest and frank about it and confesses the truth and tells his friends to attempt to cover nothing. We incline to think that Cleveland s charac ter on general principles compares favor ably with that of any of his prominent independent supporters. Cleveland will probably poll a re spectable vote. The local nominations will keep the party together, but there will be uo great waste of money and effort on so forlorn a hope as appears at present. We do not believe yet that Butler will lead Cleveland in New York. Governor Squires, of Washington Ter ritory, on his return from the East, where he has been for some weeks, passed through Helena last evening on the Pacific express. Referring to the political out look, he expressed the opinion that the Republicans would make a clean sweep of the entire Northern and Pacific States. "Why, sir," he exclaimed, "if the Pru dential election were to occur to-morrow, the city of New York—the Democratic stronghold of the country—would record a majority for Blaine and Logan.' i ! ■ I ! D en v ER is to have a creamatory and those who prefer that their flesh shall be consumed by fire rather than by worms, will have a chance to choose. In cases of contageous diseases like small pox, yellow f cholera and others it ought to be hnrn the T he made compulsory to burn the body. The crust of onr world is getting to he a very polluted and unhealthy place to live in. It will need a big fire some time unless we learn to do more oleausing by fire as we go along. THE "TIMES" ON MEN. CONGRESS Introducing an editorial advocating the election of Republican Congress men, the New York Times sttys. "In telligent voters should be able to separate entirely the Congressional from the Presidential canvass, for the deter mining question in the one case has no relation to the other. In regard to the election of President the question of official integrity and of an inflexible fidelity to the highest sense of public duty towers above every other consider tion." And again it says : "The material interests of the country depend far more on the action of the National Legisla ture than on anything that can be done by the Executive Department ot the Government." After specifying some of the more im portant pending subjects of legislation, it goo* un furlLer to sav: "It is claimed, ! and justly claimed, lor the Republican . __X lA. 1______LiLIl.J_____ ; 1 1 party that it has exhibited more intelli gence, more capacity and more prudence in dealing with these matters than has been displayed by its opponents." The conclusion of the article is that the highest interests of the country that demand the election of Cleveland for President, at the same time demands the election of a Republican Congress. After conceding that the "material" interests of the country depend on Re publican success, what is left to require the election of Cleveland but the imma terial interests? It is a sorry piece of straddling to try to ride two horses at the same time, especially spirited horses. ^ ^ ^ Nation as well as we do. Mr. John Bright is a man whose opin ions are entitled to and receive universal respect in America. And when he says that Mr. Blaine's opinions on the tariff are forty years behind the times, we believe Mr. Bright is sincere. But he has never been in America and does not know our England does not raise cotton but makes her money in spinning and weaving it. The United States can raises and manufacture with equal facility and profit. The same is the case with wheat. England does not raise the wheat she consumes and must admit tree of duty or starve. Onr country wants , enough manufactures to employ enough hands so that the most we can produce from our soil can be consumed at home. T#» if vn woro in EmrllUUi S n APP. Wfi In short, if we were in England's place we should favor free trade and we awe equally positive that a man of the honesty and in telligence of John Bright, if he were an American, would be a Republican and a protectionist. English manufacturers had more than two hundred years the start of ours, and it "is significant tribute to our growth if our manufactures are no more than forty years behind now. There is that difference between the manufactures of some of our older States and the new O ies.__ The English are now shipping cars, engines and all the material necesfary for a narrow gauge railroad from Suakiui, on the Red Sea, across the desert to Berber. The gauge is only 18 inches but the pasen ger cars are six feet in width. The Eng lish are also taking oat india-rubber tanks to hold water in the desert. Ail of these preparations are being made for a campaign when the proper season comes, but it is likely that the improvements of a 'per manent kind will remain after the cam paign is over. This is what makes the continental powers so jealous of England. The success of "the dairy lunch" in Washington is said to be marvelous. They have been started in various parts of the city, and sell pure milk, coffee with cream, pie and biscuits, and have an immense run of patronage, patronized as much by heads of departments as by clerks, and not less for the quality of the articles sold than for economy. The promoter of the scheme is Corcoran. The business is cash and there is good profit even in handling honest milk. The secret has been learned so that it is kept cool and sweet all the time and can he sent across the continent or ocean in that condition. The London Times has news from Pekin that the Government has fully determined upon the introduction of railroads. It is farther decided that the building and ad ministration of these roads must be man aged by foreigners. And inasmuch as the jealousy against foreigners is so great that the Government dare not grant charters to foreign companies, it is compelled to under take the construction on its own account. Here will be a fine opening for a good many American railway men. — There are some pretty bitter fights among the Democrats in the Missouri Congressional districts. In the 7th, after 759 ballots, the convention adjourned sine die. The same thing has occurred in one of the other districts. Notwithstanding the great Democratic preponderance, there seems to he vague doubts about the future. They seem to be acting on the motto, "Now or never." Two religious papers of New York, which hastily declared for Cleveland, have answered the appeal of Beecher and a com mittee selected for that purpose is investi gating the Buffalo scandal with a view to learn the exact truth of the terrible charges laid at the door of the Democratic candi date. __ Those Democratic papers—the Cincin nati Enquirer, New York Sun, New York Star, and Buffalo Times among the number —now conspiring against the ticket by ad vising the withdrawal ot Cleveland, are threatened with party excommunication if they do not desist. So far the threat doesn't seem to scare worth a cent. The war-cry "Withdraw, or lopped." _ of the New York Sun is, get everlastingly wal Tammany is now nearly unanimous for Cleveland.— Independent. To withdraw, do you mean ? SUPERINTENDENCE OF NATIONAL PARK. THE The correspondence between Gov. Crosby and Hale will be readily under stood by most of our readers. Our sis ter Territory has at times exhibited con vertised to the world, and urged on the attention of the country and congress by men of Montana, and if their claims siderabie jealousy over our solicitous efforts to protect the Park and those who visit it. The Park was discovered, ad- j for jurisdiction are made to bow to geo ographical limits, we cannot at least be thus divested of our interest in the wel fare of the Park. It is not so much a question which Territory shall have jurisdiction as that | the jurisdiction shall be real and not j nominal, substantial and not imaginary, Congress has made regulations respect ing the preservation of game iu the Park and has a Superintendent and nine as sistants to see that the laws of' Congress and the regulations of the Interior department are enforced. How the laws are enforced is evi dent to the most casiM observer. There is not a day that elk, deer and buffalo meat is not served fresh on the tables at the hotels in the Park. If any question where chc meat is brought from the answer is very likely that it is not taken | from the Park, but sent in from con tiguous parts of Montana and Wyoming, notwithstanding the fact that in both Territories there are stringent laws against hunting any of this class of game before the 15th of August. In the Territories also there is a public sentiment to sustain the law and vigi lant officers to enforce it. The fact is that this game is notoriously killed in the Park, and the men who are ap pointed to enforce the law are no better than so many wooden men or painted pictures. Notwithstanding the fact that our Governor at great pains ascertained the names of frontiersmen who were willing to accept the appointment of assistant superintendents, and could have rendered some intelligent and effective service to the government, the Secretary of the Interior has yielded to external pressure and appointed men who have no qualifications at all for their duties. Some do not even know how to ride a horse, and cannot tell a dog from a bear or a buffalo. Three of these assistants remain with the Super intendent at the Mammoth Hot Springs, leaving six to be scattered over an area larger than some of the States. Why, the government, besides its civil officers and their ministerial force selected from experienced frontiersmen, ought to have a regiment of soldiers stationed all the time in the Park, with their out-stations and daily beats. As at present enforced, the laws of Congress and the regulations of the De partment are a dead letter. Their en forcement are entrusted to the hands erf those who still need their mother's pro tection, and who would get lost even in a large and well fenced corral, to say nothing of an acre of wilderness woods. Every team that goes into the Park takes along guns, and rifles. What for? To protect the bearers against the assist ant superintendents? No, these are every way harmless, but it is purposely to shoot game contrary to law. The game in the Park is being de stroyed every day just as fast as though there were no laws and no nominal offi cers to oversee and enforce them. One good frontiersman is worth more than a thousand of these eastern dudes that have influence to secure the appoint ments. We should like to see the exam ination that they pass for this branch of the civil service. The Governor of Wyoming manifests some interest in the matter and we sin cerely hope he will study the situation on the ground and trust his own eyes and mother wit and not be hoodwinked or imposed upon by fine stories told in the hotel parlors or bar-rooms. So far as the superintendence afforded by the government appointees, it amounts to nothing. So far as we can learn there is not a man on the force, with a single possible exception, that has any idea what ought to be done or how to do it. They think they are out ou a vaca tion for pleasure and profit. Whatever protection to person or property is ! afforded must come from the Territorial authorities. As the Wyoming autorities have claimed the duty and trust, let them execute it efficiently. Horse thieves have already begun to make the Park their rendezvous, being pretty well hunted out of Montana. As things are going now, we should not be surprised any day to hear of some bold piece of brigrandage that will startle the country from its lethergv. It is credibly reported, too, that the Mammoth Hot Springs already contains an arsenal of arms and ammunition for an English partv going out to hunt. Where? The English Conservatives after sneer ing at the Liberal method of getting up mass meetings to express the general ap proval of the country to the franchise bill, have adopted the same tactics and had a 100,000 meeting at the Pomona gardens near Manchester on Friday last. Lord Salisbury was the principal speaker and declared that his party was ready to pass the franchise bill, if on appeal to the pres ent body of voters it should be approved, He claimed that this was not an issue when the present House was elected. The Conservatives do not oppt^e the reform. but want to control the re-distribntion of the seats. It looks to us as if the Conserva tives gave themselves away by conceding _ _ and promising as much as the Liberals, Gladstone certainly has the advantage, as he can control the life of the present par liament for two years longer and bring on the election when the situation is lavor able lor a Liberal victory. THE NAVY. There is mighty little satisfaction in being told what glories our navy achiev- ; ed under Democratic administrations of | former generations. We have to do with j the degenerate successors ot that once glorious party and what they did in the ! last Congress. The Republican party is as much the legitimate heir to the glory of all the achievements of the early navy as the Democratic party. The Republican party does not claim an origin earlier than 185(5. So if our navy opened the gates of Mexico, though we had never before heard of it, we shall not disturb or question the claim. Our navy has achieved victories of which the latest generation of American citizens may justly feel proud. And it is because ot these eàrly memories that we still so ardently cling to our navy and desire for j it a present standing equally as honor »lile and serviceable. When we think I what Was achieved in the days of on( • weakness and poverty, we feel that we are negligent of our highest honor and interests, to do nothing more now that we are both relatively and absolutely strong and rich. Men who are really proud of the naval distinction acquired by their ancestors, would never have voted as the Democratic members of the last House voted. Randall thought more ot the chance of his own re-election than the importance of having a suitable navy, and for fear that some of the money spent in ship building might indirectly aid the election of a Republican Congress and President, the Democrats in Congress almost in a body, voted to appropriate money for building another steel ship of war. It costs more now to build a ship of war than it cost for the construction of our entire navy during the last war with Great Britain. There is absolutely no comparison between the cost of a modern navy and such as won our early victories, any more than there is a com parison between thtir powers of destruc tion. We suppose a single modern ship of war could easily sink and destroy in a single day all the navies of the world that had ever existed prior to 1850. It is not exactly fair to charge that the entire costs of the navy department, including the pay of officers and men for the past twenty-five years, have been spent for the creation of a navy. At the close of the war we had a comparatively large navy for our country, but it was created at a time when the change was taking place from wood to iron and steel, and our navy was built rather for blockade pnrposes than sea-going quali tie There is hardly a ship that has been built since the war that was not begun,* or planned before the close of the As we now look back over the subset quent years and see how much has been spent in patching up old ships and com pleting those long ago begun, we do most bitterly regret it. It would have been better without a doubt, if all our ships of every name and kind had been sold when the war ended, and if they could not have been sold, it would have saved much to have sunk them. Change of fashions has been as fatal and costly in naval matters within the past few year9 r as in millinery stocks. We are not sure but the next ten years may see a war ship produced that would sink all the existing navies as easily as the Mon itor sent the wooden ships to the bottom. What we do need is to have a few of the best ships afloat, and besides that we ought to keep the best taleut in the country devising more effective weapons, ships and defences. That it is going to cost money, and lots of it, w r e mav be very sure. But until we can get all the nations of the world to agree to quit the study and practice of war and destruction, we must be able to cope with the best. We have no need for great standing armies, but if we cultivate commerce we shall need ships of war as much as any nation. We need a navy for the security of our commerce, and to protect our citizens abroad from spoliation and insult. The time wasted over Fitz John Por ter would have been better spent in studying and providing for our navy. The neglect and parsimony of the present House are inexcusable. It shed croco ! tiile tears over the decline of our com merce and navy, but proposed nothing and would do nothing to carry out what was proposed by others. | mine ; but for me to abide quietly within The New York Times of the 5th inst. has a long editorial applauding the charac ter and political methods of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, of Maine, and especially his alleged determination not to vote for Mr. Blaine. The position assigned Gen. Chamberlain so far as the present campaign is concerned may be regarded as a little " previous," in the light of the following extract from a private letter recently writ ten to a gentleman in Boston in which Gen. Chamberlain says : " There is no authority for the statement that I shall vote for Cleveland. I do not rebuke others with whom I sympathize on general grounds for taking a course different from the lines of the party seems the consistent and manly course." \ There is some talk of Blaine making a personal canvass and making some speeches for himself. While there may he no in superable reasons, it is a departure from usage that nothing in the present outlook or exegencies of the campaign would seem to justify. If anything would justify the step proposed, it would be for the purpose of going through some of the Southern States and give a chance for a rally of the better elements to the support of fair elec tiens, and encouraging the introduction of • , . . , P ew in< I us t ne s- The South is waking from i l° Q g sleep of bourbonism and is ready to begin the era of indnstrsiil reform POLI TC AL POINTS. The Blaine men of San Francisco wil lild a big brick wigwam in the heart of build a big the city. possibly Grover Cleveland will that uttle affair in his letter of a< Possibly, explain ;ce Ptan<*. Philadelphia Pr'ss (Rep. i; William Curtis," says Henry Watte * ' '"has come out for Cleveland li] man." He has indeed, Henry, 1 little one. ttle very William Parcelle, who withdrew f rotu ^e editorship o,' the Rochester l nion „..j It is said that the Ne**- York //, , , never befi .e placed a Presidential ticket the head of its columns. This c ir Ul stance is accepted as doubly insurin . f defeat of Cleveland. The Herald öev * yet trumpeted for a candidate who wi elected. the eh and resigued from the Demo.«' elecloraI Mcket in New York, »hen ask« ve why he refused to support the Democratic nominee, said : "It is because I b«li e . Cleveland to be a moral leper." Chicago Citizen (Irish-American ^ Sa general thing, abuse of a man in h s p n . vate capacity, and more especially j a matters of gallantry, rather reacts in hi« favor. But the charges against Mr. Cleve land go outside the pale of ordinary weak ness and must be met without loss of tim e The New York Sun, New York Star Buffalo Times and other of the Democrat-, and Independent press of the State strong!; urge the withdrawal of Cleveland and the substitution of Tilden, Bayard, Thurman or some other statesman of better pub;, record and cleaner morals. Democrat, generally are growing in the opinion that there is no possible chance of success with Cleveland at the head of the ticket. For a fortnight or more agents of the Democratic candidate are said to have been assiduously at work on poor Maria Halpin endeavoring to secure her signature to a paper prepared exculpating the wrongs visited upon her by Grover Cleveland Mr. Codman, of Boston, implores an out raged Chicago reformer to await the out come of this effort to clear away the cloud hanging like a pall over the private life of the Democratic nominee. Some idea of the proportions of the Irish defection from the Democratic partv mav be gained by glancing over a number of The Irish World, a paper of wide circula tion and commanding influence in Irish circles. The number for August 9th is of twelve pages, and has a suggestive politi cal cartoon of "The two Candidate" it j s full of speeches, letters, and internem with scores and hundiîdsol workingmen of Irish nationality, all declaring against (^Irf*elaud, and most ot them in favor of ' Correspondent Cleveland Herald I met James D. Warren, chairman of the Republican State Committee, t9-d.iv I asked him what was thought in Buffalo)! the charges against Cleveland's charac* "We don't call them charges," he replied, they are known facts. But we don't dis cuss them. I won't print them in mj paper, because they are not fit reading for the family. I think we can whip Cleve land without dragging these mutters into publicity." Salt Lake Tribune: The assertion that Harper Bros, are opposing Blaine for causes of five years standing will not count in the light of the letter written last year by m member of the firm. The public will con clude, without a moment's doubt, that hid Mr. Blaine given that house the publica tion of his book, there would have been only words of praise for him in EsrftC Weekly this summer. This is a dose plate to herd reformers in, but it seems that the round-up reveals them in just that plight It is a pitiable case, hut there are «foi lessons connected with it, chief of rhicb t that it is always well to keep w3 tàonuea who assume to be too almighty p« :or this world - Among the prominent Irishmen rito have come out against Grover Cleveland .are the following: Patrick Ford, editor of the Irish World ; Gen. Michael Kerwm editor of the Tablet-. John Devoy, editor « 1 the Irish Nation ; Mr. James McMasteß editor of the New York Freeman s Jour^ Charles Kelley, a Tammany Democrat.® late president of the land league : J. Rowe, ex-president of the Irish <- nnl eratiou ; Colonel Charles Mulhail. o. 1 e Irish brigade ; Thomas Doyle, of the I« nisfail association ; Thomas Clifford president of the Irish confederation * rick Logan, president of the balway - e " association, and W. F. O'Crowley, Cora Men's association. Their unit fluence will largely offset that ot the fected Independent Republicans. The French have begun war on ^ by seizing on Ke Lung, a port on the island of Formosa, ue.w ^ coal abounds. Foo Chow is toL 1 ^ ^ object of attack, to-morrow. nn * e;N ,j^ in the meanwhile comes to terms- ^ a large sea port on the main D ut ^ opposite the north end ot the ^ Formosa. Foo Chow is a °* to ftW inhabitants, and is the second (*> Empire in commerç ai imp° rtaUCt the city is twenty-five miles trow ^ on the left hank of the river * ' ^ surrounded by a wall thirty ee ^ ^ suppose that there is little d° l ^ ^ French ships ot war can rea ,^pro molish or capture it. Eogl^* d tested already against the oc ' ^ Ke Lung and will be very »P ^ ^ gainst the a * more vigorously still ag: tion of Foo Chow. About million pounds of tea are e ^ this port, two-thirds of whir g ^ land. 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