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Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, September ii, 1884. No. 4 . <TI|.c iilcchlîîlljcralil. R. E. FISK D. W FISK, »• J - FISK - Publishers und Proprietora. Largsst Circulation of any Paper m Montana Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: .S3 00 One Year, (in advance ....................... Six Month*, 'in advance). ........................... - ' wherVnot'paid'f^r in advance the rate will Ik; I-oui i , " ll »^t^efi*i all cases, Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: ( • v Subscribers,delivered by carrier, fl 50 a month q u ,. v,»ar. bv mail, (in advance)..................*12 00 Months,'by mail, (in advance)............... C 0° T I, rev Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 3 00 . a communications should be addressed to ** FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. POOR TIRED MOTHER. MCltGABET KYTIXGE. I vreretalkiiiK of tlie glory ofthe land beyond ()(tht*iKhtand ofthe gladness to be found in [^flowers ever blooming, of the never-eeas ,,, uot rings through the gold, n streets of r h »nv«l.ite-rot>ed throngs: V .oi said VatlMT. leaning cozily back in his easy j ilht r ^dways was a master-hand for comfort everywhere : What a joyful thing twould be to know that when tiiis life is o'er One would straightway hear a welcome from the blessed sliming shore !" And 1 salad, our eldest girl, glanced upward from the reed ... . she was painting on a water jug, and murmured, "Yes indeed." And Marian, the next in age, a moment dropped lier liook, And "Yes, indeed!" repeated, with a most ec static look. , , put mother, gray-haired mother, who had come to sweep the room, With a patient smile on her thin face, leaned lightly on her broom— Poor mother! no one ever thought how much she had to do— And said, "I hoi»e it is not wrong not to agree with you, . But g seems to me that when I die, before 1 join the blest, I d like just for a little while to lie in my grave and rest." HIE ISLE OF THE LONG AGO. BY B. F. TAYLOR. Oh ! a wonderful stream is the river of Time, As it flows through this realm of tears. With a faultless rythm and a musical rhyme And a broader sweep and a surge sublime, And it blends with the ocean years. How the winters are drifting, like flakes of snow! And the summer like buds between ; Aim! the year in the sheaf—got hey come and they On the river's breast, with itsebb mid flow, As they guide in the shadow and sheen. There's a magical isle up the river Time, Where the softest of airs are playing: There 9 a cloudless sky hi.(I a tropical clime, And a voice as sweet as a vesper chime. And the Junes with the roses are staying. And the name of this isle is the Long Ago, And we bury oui treasures there; There are brows of beauty and bosoms of snow— They are limps of dust, but we loved them so ! There are trinkets and tresses of hair. There are fragments of songs that noliody sings And a part of an infant's prayer; There sa harp unswept and a lute without strings; There are broken vows and pieces of rings, And the garments that she used to wear. Oh, remembered for aye t>e that blessed isle. All the day of our life till night : And when evening comes with its beautiful smile, And our eyes are closing in slumber awhile. May that "Greenwood" of souls be in sight. A STRANGE SINGER. Joy's the shyest bird Mortal ever heard ; Listen rapt and silent when he sings Do not seek to see, Lest the vision lie Buta flutter of departing wings. Straight down out of heaven Drops the tiery leaven Beating, burning, rising in his breast ; Never, never long Canst thou hear the song. All too high for labor or for rest. Mope can sit and sing With a folded wing. Long contented in a narrow cage ; Patience on the nest Hour by hour will rest. Brooding tender things in hermitage. Singers true and sweet. Mockers bright aud fleet, Clo;e about thy door they flit and call: One who will not stay Draws thy heart away: Listen ! listen ! It is more than all ! ON THE MANDOLIN. In limpid currents laughing runnels say : ' 'Some day." The linking ladls sound as the nuns, they pray, "Some day." The citron scented south wind sings the lay, ''Some »lay.'' And drowsy bees atone on olive spray, "Some day." Aweary with long waiting and delay I say, "Surely Love's dead," but Hope chides, ''Nay, "Some day." "From the far East, beyond the mornings gray, "Come the»', "Life's jeweled hours in radiant array, "Some day." "These angels will conic from far Cathay "Some day, "Bearing sweet spice, let what may, "Some day." And so we whisper as we saddened stray, "Some day," " istfully we seek adown the dusty way "Some day." THAT CHATTERER. From early light to late at night, 1 chatter, chatter, chatter. If things are sad or things are laid. Dear me 1 what does it matter? The livelong day to me is gay, And I keep always laughing ! The world at best is but a jest, 'Tisonly fit forehafling. Along the brim of life to skim, Not in its depths be sinking, M ith jest and smile time to beguile. Not t»>re one's self with thinking. To touch and go. and to and fro To gossip, talk and tattle. To hear the news, and to amuse One s world with endless prattle. This is my life ; I hate all strife, « ith none um 1 a snarl er, I like to joke with pleasant folk In any pleasant parlor, And when the day has slipped away, r.re I blow out my candle, 1 sit awhile, and muse and smile. O er that last bit of scandal. POLITICAL POINTS. Iudianapolis Journal : It won t be long until the Democratic party is ready to swear that it never did like the Irish, any how. New York Sun : The prompt action which Mr. Blaine has taken to stamp out a •scandalous story concerning his early life commends itself to all decent men. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette : The wild ass ofthe Indianapolis Sentinel is discover ing that there is some difference between kicking a dead lion and a living one. Baltimore American: Cleveland's letter will sound something like the report of the small boy's toy p'stol that went off after the explosion of the big cannon. New York Dial : Carl Schurz says, by the hones of his ancestors, if Blaine is elected he will leave America forever. Do you hear that ? Now, then, all together for Blaine. In Michigan Cleveland is one-half with drawn, lacking a small fraction. A Demo crat who votes an unscratched ballot makes it a half vote for Cleveland and half vote for Butler. Des Moines Register : Blaine was known throughout this country and Europe when the letter-carrier had to look in the city directory lor the residence of Grover Cleveland. St. Paul Pionesr Press : The indications are that the American people will elect Blaine by a much larger popular and elec toral majority than has been given to any candidate lor many years. St. Louis Globe-Democrat : Irisbmtu who wish to hurt England can do so most effec tually by voting in this country with the political party which makes England pay tribute to American industry. Chicago Inter-Ocean : 'Che New York Tribune's "sick fund for destitute children should f>e extended so as to take in the Independent free-traders. They look to he about the sickest lot of fellows now in sight. Inter-Ocean : The delegates to the Re publican National Convention have all answered to the roll-call, iu one way or an other, and out of the 820 only one has de serted. This is a remarkably good show ing. Providence Journal : The remark of the hired man concerning his dinner may, per haps, be the most kindly characterization of Mr. Clevelend's letter, as "good enough what there is of it, aud enough of it such as it is." Louisville Cour ice■■ Journet l (Deni.): Henry Ward Beecher is for Cleveland ; Thomas K. Beecher is for Butler, aud Harriet Beecher is tor Blaine. Isn't there a Beecher somewhere who will come out for St. John ? Denver Tribune : Mr. Cleveland thinks one term in the White House is enough for a man. The people think that one is too much for some men. Mr. Cleveland will understand what they mean later in the campaign. St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Rep.) : The main thing for the Republicans to do in Missouri this year is to beat the Confed erate-Bourbon-James Boy Democracy. They can do it if they go about it in the right way. Blaine and Logan clubs are organized in every school district in Northern Indiana. In Wabash county there are over thirty clubs, with an aggregate membership of 2,100 voters. Not a Democratic club has been formed. Edward H. Green, of Aurora, Ind., a prominent Democrat, who has held many important elective offices in the State, an nounces his intention of voting for Blaine and Logan, and is already delivering cam paign speeches. Milwaukee Sentinel : Emery A. Storrs has been struck by the disproportionately large size of Cleveland's neck as compared with his head. He says "he wears a 191 collar and a No 7 hat, and is a bachelor on the European plan." The Blaine and Logan Democratic club of Kingston, N. Y., has 700 persons in its membership, no one of whom has ever voted other than the Democratic ticket. The county of Ulster, says campaigner Shoonmaker, heretofore good for 800 to 1,200 Democratic majority, will this year give a Republican majority of 1,000. New York Mail and Express : Mr. Blaine has never allowed himself to be kept on the defensive. He will astonish and con found many of his ablest enemies before this campaign is ended and his friends need not be alarmed by any new phase of the campaign. He is ready for any emergency. Buffalo Catholic Union : Harper's Weekly and Puck fancy they are advancing the Democratic cause by outrageous caricatures ofthe Irish. While their vile illustrations were published in the interest of the Re puhlicau party we could not in justice complain, as Republicans owed hut a scant debt of gratitude to the Irish. St. Louis Globe- Democrat : A great many newspapers are publishing column editorials to tell us what is the matter with Carl Schurz. Why, the matter with Carl Schurz is just this: He has been lor twenty-five years a bear on Gods provi dence and a bull on his own importance, and both deals have gone against him. New York Sun : The Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks says a candidate for the Presi dency should be judged by his public record, and "not by an old and exploded private slander." This is true—assuming that the matter uuder consideration is a slander and is exploded. But suppose it is true and is admitted to be true by the other party ? G lobe-Democrat Tolono, 111., dispatch : In Colfax township, Champaign county, the Irish compose more than two-thirds of the voters. Always heretofore they have l>een solidly Democratic. Now, with hut two exceptions, they are for Blaine, and have organized a large aud aggressive Blaine aud Logan club at Ivesdale, their trading point. Such a complete revolution of the political sentiment of a community has never before been known in this country. La Crosse Republican : Cleveland, in his address, thinks one term in the Presidency would lie enough for him. The people of the United States, by a large majority, think it would he one term too many, and they will relieve Mr. Cleveland's appre hensions lest he should remain too long in the White House, by taking care that he never gets there. Corporal Tauner, of Brooklyn : "I have just returned from a trip of 4,000 miles in the West, attending the Graud Army en campment, aud from my close observation I sum up the political situation iu the statement that the feeling in favor of Blaine and Logan is simply phenomenal. There never was such enthusiasm so early iu the canvass for President. Albany Knickerbocker: The World's arraignment of Messrs. Manning, Whitney, Weed, Scott and Chairman Barnum for in activity in the campaign, winding up with the command—"Turn the rascals out !" is copied all over the country approvingly— by Republican papers. These papers make a mistake. For their benefit that is the kind of men for the Democracy to keep in. A Springfield, 111., special to the Chicago Inter-Ocean says: "There are ten large Republican clubs in this city, all hand somely equipped with uniforms and lamps. The German Republican Club consists of 565 members. The Irish Republican Club has nearly 400 members, all of whom hut twenty have noted the Democratic ticket heretofore. The Portuguese Club has 300 members. The remaining clubs are ward organizations, and each body numbers up in the hundreds. Old time Republicans say they have not witnessed such a mani festation of zeal since the campaign of 1860." Chicago Journal : The face of lalior is set in the opposite direction from Mr. Cleve land, aud it will not be turned his way in answer to his cry for help. Beyond the paragraphs devoted to this topic, the letter is absolutely without significance. It takes no sides on any question of public policy. It is a coarse-grained, inartistic production in its literary features, is schoolhoyish iu its superficial aud commonplace ideas, and is merely read because it is short, has been long delayed, and from a curiosity to see what new evidence of its unfitness and stupidity the Democratic party might, in the person of its candidate, oiler to the voters of the country. New Yoik correspondence : Last night I was the witness of a wager of 8*200 to $100 that Blaine would carry New York, and the hacker of Blaine at these odds was a life-long Democrat. Outside of New 5 ork city Republican disaffection is spasmodic ; Democratic disaffection is general. In nearly every assembly district in this city there is an organization of Blaine Demo crats, generally laboring men,aud the same is true of uearly every populous county in the State. From everywhere comes the same story of Democratic secessions just in proportion to the dissemination ot the story of Cleveland's real character and the removal of false impressions as to Mr. Blaine's policy and purpose. A short time ago the Wheeling Register, the Democratic organ of West Virginia, published a double-leaded dispatch claim ing Republicans were colonizing negroes in the State by the car-load. Much promi nence was given the matter. Congressman Gibson in an interviewi on the subject in Washington talked of "blood and death." The Register of the 22d says : Some | days ago a gentleman dispatched the Reg ister that two car-loads of negroes had been brought into West Virginia to be colonized for voting purposes. He asked on behalf of the Democratic committee of his county that we print the dispatch. The story, of which this paper was the innocent victim, is going the rounds of the press. Even Congressman Gibson predicts a terrible ! state of afl'airs if these mystic negroes at tempt to vote. The story is exploded. No ! negroes have been brought into the State j by Republicans. We advise our friends to ! calm themselves. New York Star, 21st: The Independent ' Republican County Committee, which was ! in existence last year, held a meeting at i Lyric Hall last night. Two hundred men j were present. John D. Ottiwell presided. He said he had canvassed nearly all the j districts in the city, and he had found no i Republicans who were unwilling to indorse the nomination of Blaine and Logan. The so-called Independents consisting of Carl Schurz, George William Curtis and their constituents, amounted to nothing. He predicted that Blaine and Logau would be elected by an overwhelming majority. W. B. Oakley, secretary of the committee, of fered resolutions indorsing the nomination of Blaine and Logan, which were unani mously adopted. Wm. Whalleran was then introduced as the "war horse" of the Six teenth district. He characterized George William Curtis as a traitor, and was loudly applauded. Peter Stuyvesant said that Carl Schurz's speech in Brooklyn was sim ply the wail of a chronic office-holder. Several other speeches were made to the same effect. A resolution was offered that the committee organize as the Republican Central Union; call in the old Republicans who were about at the birth of the party to act as counselors, and bring in the young men for action. The resolution was adopt ed. ^ _ __ The good old days are gone when the southern blacks and the northern Irish served their Democratic masters with equal facility and profit. With evident alarm the Democratic leaders are witness ing the signs of independent action among ; their Irish allies. Men who have left home because British free trade has destroyed manufactures in Ireland will not long or knowingly submit to the same policy in this country. Free trade may suit Eng land, but it has been death to Ireland, and so it would be in this country. THE WITHDRAWAL ROOM. Philadelphia Isibor World : The with drawal of Cleveland from the Democratic ticket is the only possible hope of saving that party from utter annihilation. Catholic Unirerse: The imperative con ditions must he understood aud consu mated: Cleveland's withdrawal from the ticket or vindication before the country. New York Sun : There is even yet one way to redeem the error that has been com mitted, and to put the Democracy in the way of lasting victory. Let Grover Cleve land withdraw, and let Allen G. Thurman he nominated in his place. Dubuque Telegraph (Dem.): If Grover Cleveland will only give an unprecedented exhibition of fealty to party aud patriotic devotion to country by withdrawing from the ticket, and if the National Committee will heed the popular voice and nominate Judge Allen G. Thurman, of Ohio, to suc ceed him, the country will he spared the infliction of four years of Blaine, and the next President of the United States will he as pure-minded and able a statesman as ever filled that exalted office. St. Mary's Institute Journal (Roman Cath olic) : No man with Cleveland's bad record in private life can hope for election at the hands of tlie people. The religious and moral elements in our life are too poweti'ul to admit of such a result. The chief reason that Aaron Burr's memory is held in execration is the record of his lech erous life. The people cannot lie brought to favor any candidate for public honors whose licentious habits preclude the possi bility of his representing the best estate of American manhood in the Presidential chair. The American people will not take kindly to another Burr. The Congregationalist : Common decency, the morals of the young, regard for the sacredness of home life, and the very main tenance of our National existence require that the President of these United States— our foremost representative official before the world—should be a man of pure private morals as well as of public integrity. If these charges are untrue it ought to be easy to show the fact. They are definitely aud personally indorsed. If they benot disproved, then the indignant public senti ment of the Nation should he given voice, and the party which nominated Governor Cleveland should demand that he with draw from the ticket which his name now leads. Republican Convention. Boston, September 3.— The Republican State Convention was called to order this morning by chairman Lodge. The com mittee on permanent organization reported for president Robt. Morse, Jr. President Morse noted the absence from the conven tion of some of his former associates, men of high character, who thought it necessary to part company with old comrades for awhile. He reviewed the course of the Democrats iu Congress with regard to the national election laws, and declared it an impossibility to obtain fair elections in the South. He contrasted the course of the Democrats iu Congress with that of Blaine, and quoted Carl Schurz in 1880, who said, "One thing is certain, that the Democratic principle is, to the victors belong the spoils." Morse reviewed the attitude of both parties upon the tariff, and closed by eulogizing Blaine. Mr. Lodge moved the nomination of Geo. D. Robinson for Governor by accla mation. The motion was carried with a burst of enthusiasm. The report of the committee on resolu tions was presented aud adopted without debate. The platform recites the grand achieve ments of the Republican party and affirms that it alone can deal wisely and consider ately with the questions of the day, both State and National ; favors a tariff in which reforms and corrections l*e made fith a view to reduce the surplus and at the same time correct inequalities, but not by hori zontal reduction, which is a step towards the disastrous experiment of free trade; pledges the Republican party to further the interests of the laboring classes; favors continued reform, in the civil service, and opposes enforced political assessments ; a foreign policy is demanded which shall protect all citizens everywhere, and the restoration of the navy is advised. It was moved that the remainder of the old ticket be renominated by acclamation, which was carried unanimously. Texas Republican Convention. Houston. September 3.—The Republican State Convention reassembled this morn ing. Resolutions favoring endorsing the Greenhackers and Independents, and en dorsing George Washington Jones, the In dependent ^candidate for Governor, were tabled by a vote of 104 ayes, to 279 noes. The committee on resolutions then re ported the majority report, which declares it inexpedient and impracticable at this day to place a State ticket in the field ; recommends the Republicans to aid all Independent candidates favorable to the defeat of the Democracy. The minority report declares in favor of a straight Republican State ticket, also a Blaine and Logan electoral ticket. A motion to substitute the minority for the majority report excited an angry de bate, and without coming to a vote the convention adjourned until 3 o'clock. Butler in Chicago. Chicago, Sept. 3.— General Butler ar rived here this afternoon from Michigan. Owing to the fact that the train came at an unexpected hour the committee ap pointed to meet him were not at the depot. He proceeded to a hotel and spent his time till evening in consultation with his sup porters on the question of the proposed fu sion with the Democrats on the electoral ticket in Illinois. The result of the con ference has not transpired. About 3,000 people assembled at the armory in the evening and listened to a speech from the General. On taking the platform he was received with cheers. A Woman Candidate lor President. Washington, September 3. — The Woman's National Equal Rights party, at its convention held recently in San Fran cisco, nominated Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, of this city, for President of the United States. To-day Mrs. Lockwood forwarded to the president of the convention her let ter of acceptance. THE SENTINEL SLANDER. Uracim: l'p tlie Infamous Lie i. Court Indianapolis, September 4.—In the answer of the Sentinel Company in the Blaine libel suit, filed in the United States Supreme Court this morning, the defense admits printing and publishing the article complained of iu the issue of August 8th. 1884, and denies that it was false iu any particular thereof. It sets forth that James G. Blaine was married to Harriet Stanwood at Pittsburg on or about March 25, 1*51 ; and that prior to that time, during the courtship, Blaine seduced Miss Stanwood ; that he refused to make reparation for the wrong done, hut being afterwards strongly urged thereto, and violently threatened with chastisement and punishment therein for his said wrong doing, and perchance repenting him of the evil, married her, as stated ; that in June following a child was horn, known as Stanwood Blaine, which lived two or three years, and was always acknowledged by the plaiutitf and his wife as their son, by reason whereof the defend ants say the matters and things set forth in the article recited are true, anti the same being true they were published of and con cerning said plaintiff by defendants as they justly and lawfully might do. The defendants file with their answer a number of interrogatories and require that the same he answered by the plaintiff' under oatli positively and without evasion within such time as may he limited by the court. Among the in terrogatories are the following: State when you finally left Kentucky, and if you at anytime resided there? When you went there, and from where ? Where you was next employed and in what business or college? If you answer that the maiden name of your wife was Harriet Stanwood, state when she fi nally left Kentucky, and when and where you next met her? Give the State and place of your marriage and the names of the persons beside yourself and wile who were present on the occasion ? What ac quaintance had you with Jacob Stanwood? What relation was he to the person you married, and what conversation or other interview did you have with him belore your marriage aud concerniug the same and where did such interview, if any, oc cur, and what was said aud done therein ? Was the first child of said maniage horn on the 18th of June, 1851 ? Where diu said child die ? Where was it buried ? If in any cemetery, give the name of the cemetery? Was there any tombstone or monument erected at the grave of said child, giving the date of its birth, and by whose direction was said tombstone erected? Did not said tombstone bear the following inscription relative to the birth of said child: "Stanwood Blaine, horn June, 1851 ?" Has any portion of such in scription on such tombstone been erased since its erection ? If so, what portion thereo ? What acquaintance have you with ; book called "The Life of James G. Blaine," written by Russell H. Cornwell, with au introduction by Governor Robie, of Maine, and published by E. C. Allen & Co., Augusta, Me., iu the year 1*84 ? Were not the proofs of the work submitted to you for revision? Is not the statement made on the 68th page of said hook as fol lows: "Miss Stanwood in March, 1851, became his wife at Pittsburgh, Pa.," a cor red statement of the time and place of your marriage ? Did you not communicate to the author of said book for his use in such work the name and place of your marriage as aforesaid ? Indianapolis. September 4. —Blaine's attorneys have tiled an answer denying the truth of the défendants allegation. The next step probably will be a demurrer to the interrogatories of the defense. REPUTATION. An Old Kentucky Democrat Deals With the "Sentinel" Slander. To the editor of the Indianapolis Times : Sie —I n answer to your request for a statement as to any facts relating to the slander upon Mr. and Mrs. Blaine, as pub lished by the Indianapolis Sentinel, I will say this much : This slander was first circulated at Drennon Springs, Kv., in March, 1751, by a pernicious scandal-monger, a tailor from Millersburg, in the same State, then on a visit to Drennou to collect some hills due him by the cadets, for suits sold them the previous session at Blue Lick. His object in originating this story was either to pan der to the pernicious appetite of young men for such subjects, or to gratify some spite he entertained against Mr. Blaine. Mr. Blaine being at this time absent from the institute on a trip to Louisville, Ky., the scandal did not reach his ears or it would have been summarily disposed of then and there forever. Remaining un contradicted, although unbelieved in, it was scattered to the four winds of heaven by the lovers of such tittle-tattle. In this way originated this baleful breath of scandal against the fair fame of a most modest and virtuous lady, without even the shade of a shadow of a fact to warrant such an insinuation. Mr. Blaine remained as Professor of Latin in the institute until 1852, my father, the principal, dying in October, 1851. Does it stand to reason, with even the least possibility ofthe story being true, that Mr. Blaine would have been allowed to remain at the institute, or, that my father could have associated with such a man ? As for myself. I can say that for four years I knew both Mr. and Mrs. Blaine in timately, as thoroughly as any man can know his own brother and sister, living under the same roof, eating at the same table, members of the same family circle, yet I never even dreamed of such a sus picion. Never was there a more modest and prudent lady than Miss Stanwood, never a more perfect gentleman than Mr. Blaine. While I always liked Mr. Blaine as a professor and admired him as a man, yet in politics we differed materially, as much so as it is possible for a Democrat to differ from a Republican, and this statement is not written to advance his cause as the candidate of his party to the presidency, but to vindicate the fair fame of Mrs. Blaine. I close by stating that in my opinion, and as far as I know, the story is a false and malicious slander in every par ticular. Respectfully, WM. M. JOHNSON. Dallas, Texas, August 25,1884. The Old Ticket. Madison, Wis., September 3.—The Re publican State convention renominated the present State officers by acclamation. I j Blaines \ddress at the New Hump* shore State Fair. Manchester, Sept 3. —The fourth day of the New England fair opened with fine weather. James G. Blaine, ex-Gov. Smith Geo. B. Loriug. and Major Portman enter ed the grounds at noon, followed in other, carriages hv many distinguished citizens. Blaine was received with cheers. When the party were seated, the President of the New England Agricultural Society, George B. Loring, introduced Mr. Blaine, who spoke as follows : Ladies and Gentlemen :—It is pleasant to fiud ourselves in an assemblage where all hear the name and higher honor than any partisan designation. An assemblage iu which we meet on the broad plane of American citizenship and rejoice iu the ti tle as in itself constituting a distinction of priceless value. The agricultural fair is the farmers' parliament. On this day and on this occasion the most independent class of citizens speak to the world by word and deed, for that great fundamental interest on which the Republic rests for its security and its prosperity. It has become a trite saying that agriculture is the basis of all wealth, hut the full measure of the state ment may he comprehended when we re member that in this year of grace, 1884, 1 the total value of the product from farm and flock in the United States will exceed $3,000,500,000— an amount brought forth iu a single year vastly in excess of the Na tional debt at its highest point. We are not in the habit of considering New Eng land as especially distinguished for agri culture, and yet the annual product from her soil is greater in value than all the gold taken from the mines in California and Australia iu the richest year of their fabulous yield. The farmer is the true and always successful miner in the extrac tion of money from the earth, a fact most strikingly shown in the history of Califor nia, whose splendid march to wealth and power only fairly began when the energies of her people were turned to the produc tion of bread for the world instead of gold. The prodigious consumption of 56,000,600 people is brought strikingly before us when we realize how vast a proportion of our ag gregate product is used at home and how small a share is sent abroad. The hundred aud odd millions of New England farm products does not support her own people and they are compelled to exchange the fruits of their mechanical industry to an enormous amount annually for means of substance so lavishly outpoured from the grainaries of the more fertile West, and this fact is but one of the mauy which shows the independence of our people and the vast extent of our internal exchanges. This scene to-day has an enhanced inter est, when we reflect that throughout this georgous autumn, upon which we have just entered, it will be reproduced in mint less communities throughout our land. , From ocean to ocean, from the northern j 1 ikes to the southern gulf, the richness of the harvest and contentment and happi ness ofthe people will he shown on Helds as fair and by displays as brilliant as those which now delight our eyes and gladden our hearts, nor will autumn exaust the inspiring scenes. When the chill of winter on the northern border of the Union shall make the southern sun seem genial aud welcome, our brethren ofthe cotton region will continue the wondrous story. They invite us to witness the commercial emportim of the South, the great triumph ofthe Southern agriculture in the produc tion of that single plant which has revo lutionized manufactures. They have the finest of the world, which has enriched the United States beyond the reach ofthe im agination, and has added incalculably to the comfort, health and luxury ofthe human race. Standing as I do in the fair New England States, it is an agreeable duty to extend congratulations to the New England farmers on the result of this year's labor and on the general and im portant fact that at no period in the history | of New England husbandry has in- ! telligent labor been blessed with more profitable results than during the present generation. If there be any one that doubts this. I wish he was here to-day and could hear what I ! have heard and see what I have seen [ap plase]. I heartily congratulate the New England Society on the brilliant success of this exhibition, and beg to return my sin cere thanks to all for the personal kind ness and cordiality with which I have been honored At the conclnsiou of Blaine's remarks he was given three cheers by the crowd, to* which he bowed his acknowledgment. Blaine was then escorted to his carriage and driven directly to the residence of ex Governcr Smythe, where dinner was served. In the evening Blaine held a re ception, and crowds availed themselves of the opportunity to be presented to him. From 7 to 10 an uninterrupted stream of callers poured into the hallway, and fully 12,000 persons were received by Blaine. Proclamation. Springfield, 111., September 3.— Gov ernor Hamilton to-day issued a proclama tion. based up#n the report of the State Veterinarian upon the existence of pleuro pneumonia. The proclamation includes j the county of Fairfield, in Connecticut; ; the counties of Putnam, Westchester, New York, Kings and (Queens, iu New York; ! the counties of Lehigh, Bucks, Berks I Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, York, 1 j Chester, Lancaster, Adams, and Cumber land, in Pennsylvania ; Miami county, Ohio ; the District of Columbia, and all the counties in the States of New Jersey, ; Delaware and Maryland, prohibiting the importation of cattle from any of these States. Governor Hamilton is also in cor respondence with Governor Porter, of Indiana, regarding the appearance of j pleuro pneumonia among certain short horn herds in that State. A Clean Bill. Cyntheana, Ky., Sept. 3.— Dr. Trum baur, U. S. Veterinary Inspector, ordered here to make an examination of a Jersey herd, because of a report that twenty-five diseased cattle had been bought by them two months ago from Geneva, 111., after a thorough examination, the Inspector re ports the cattle in a sound and healthy con dition with no signs of pleuro-pneumonia The Army of the Potomac. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 3.—The reunion of the Society of the Army of the Poto mac in this city has been appointed for the 6th and 7th of May, 1885. the fire carnival. I he Demon of Destruction at Spokane Falls. I he Spokane Fails R> due of August 3( , gives the following account of a great fire that occurred at that place on Friday moruiug. THEALARM. At two o clock on Friday morning the sleeping city was awakened by the ap palling yells ot fire, aud in a few moments afterwards the greedy lips ofthe glowing hell were encompassing that beautiful and striking piece of architecture, the Sprague house. Those who were first on the ground say that the flames were coming out from the cellar, and the central location ot the tire seemed to he in the store room at the northeast corner ol the handsome build ing. Had there been an engine and water at that time the building could have been saved. As it is, people soon gathered in VAST CROWDS', and did what they could to save the furn - ture and prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent property. The smoke was verv dense in the building, and only a small portion of the contents of the Iront rooms could he reached. Again, there was not a particle of wind, and the flames spread steadily over the doomed structure, aud within an hour and a half after the first alarm only a pile of smoking ruins marked the spot where stood one of the most com plete and elegant hotels in the Territory. SPECULATION is rife as to the orig'u ofthe tire, but the general impression is that it was the work of an incendiary. We have talked with those first on the ground and it is evident that the tire broke out in the store room or cellar. Mr. Lewis arrived at an early hour and he says the entire lower sash of the window of the store room facing Post street was gone and that was belore the flames burst out. It is conjectured that the building was either set on fire, or some one in attempting to rob the store room started the fire through accident. The fumes of kerosene oil were very perceptible early in the fire, and the man who fell down on the sidewalk at the corner where the flames broke out was much surprised to lind his hands COVERED WITH COAL OIL. When we reached the grounds the fire had made hut slight headway, and while it was breaking through the rear windows it was also creeping up from beneath the walk as though from the cellar. The first intimation of the lire in the hotel, the night clerk who was dozing, was attacked by w hat sounded to him like bottles break ing and going into tfie dining room he was confronted by heavy smoke. With most praise-worthy presence of mind the young man at once ran to the third story and awoke every guest in the house. By that time the alarm was general and the lire making rapid progress, so that the inmates barely had time to SAVE THEMSELVES, and that without carrying away any prop erty. Home of the escapes were very nar row, and it was only by the promptness of the night watchman that no lives were lost. LOSSES. The building destroyed, although of frame, was one of the best constructed houses in the city, and no expense was spared in the material. It covered consid erable ground, and was finely finished, both inside and out. Mr. Kaiser puts his loss at $23,000, with an insurance of $17,000. Besides the loss sustained by Mr. Kaiser, Charles Weeks meets with considerable loss by damages to residence and furniture to the extent of $200, while the damage to the other buildings in the vicinity may fig ure up to as much more." Among the guests at the Sprague House was Mr. Weil, traveling salesman of Green hood. Bohm & Co., who lost a trunk of samples. The Review says that this was the second time that Spokane Falls was visited with a disastrous conflagration within a week. Submarine Telephone Company. New York, September 4.—A company of New York capitalists has been formed to establish a telephone line across the Atlan tic ocean. It is to be supplemented, if the patent rights of the Bell Telephone Com pany permit, by a telephone line from New York to San Francisco. Among the stock holders and directors are John H. Reed, of the firm of Bates, Reed & Cooley ; F. II. Skinner, of Hazen, Todd & Co ; George M. Braves, Vice President of the Bank of the Metropolis ; Wm. Foster, Jr., formerly President of the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad, and several Boston capitalists. The corupauy is to use the new Mackey Bennett cable first for experiments in sub marine telephoning, which will be made as soon as the Mackey-Bennett cable is ex tended from Halifax, N. S., to Gloucester, Mass. The distance between these two ports is 850 miles. If the experiments on this part of the international strand are successful experts and instruments will at once be sent to Valentia. Ireland, and at tempts will be made to telephone across the Atlantic Ocean. New York Central Earnings. New York, September 5.— The Post's financial article says: The weakness of New York Central is due to selling from London, wlnre it was announced yes terday evening that the company declared a dividend of 1J for the quarter to June 30th instead of the usual 2 per cent. The official announcement to that effect was not made here until to-day, hut in view of the facts that the company did not earn even one per cent, net over interest, rentals and taxes lor the last quarter to June 30th, and that the total net earnings for the year to September in excess can scarcely exceed four per cent., a reduction in divi dends of even less than six per cent, would cause no surprise. Inquiry at the Grand Central depot as to the dividend alleged to have been de layed by the Directors of the New York Central yesterday, drew from a high offi cial the following : "I have no knowledge of any dividend having been detarded by our company for the quarter ending Octo ber, as reported in Wall street." Another Railroad Completed. New York, September 5 —The Louisi ana, New Orleans aud Texas road, which connects the Chesapeake aud Ohio, and Southwestern road with New Orleans, will lie completed to-day.