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GROWTH OF THE CATTLE IN
TEREST. In bis admirable ad Iress before the Cattlemen's Convention, Governor Crit tenden gives the number of cattle in the eighteen .States and Territories west of the Mississippi river,—and f.<r -ome rea son he does not include Minnesota—at 22,790,809, valued at $518,575,8 ■<9. This is for the year 1883, and of this grand total 770,940, of the value of $22, 988,280, are assigned to Montana. There are two of the Territories that have greater numbers than Montana, Wyom ing and the Indian Territory, but in neither of these cases is the value as much as that of our smaller number. Wyoming is credited with 1,095,916, but the value given is only $19,116,700, and the Indian Territory with 1,020,000, has a value of $20,400,000. Even Oregon is credited with a smaller number than Montana, 721,860, and the value is reck oned at only $16,658,440. This disparity of values is very notice able through this list. For instance, Texas has the greatest number of all the States and Territories—5,060,715— wiiich are valued at $80,182,488, but Iowa, with 3,664,440, values them at $9.\451,301. So it would seem that the cattle of Iowa are worth about twice as much per head as those of Texas. In the case of the. latter, Governor Critten den said, it was only fifteen years ago that cattle were ruthlessly slaughtered for only their hides and tallow. Prob ably in much less time than that, by improved breeds and feeding as in Iowa, Texas will double its numbers and quadruple their value. The comparative tables show that the cattle men of Montana have paid better attention to breeding than any other of the Territories. In fact, the cattle of Montana are worth about as much per head as those of Iowa, where they are fed on corn and tame grass to a large ex tent, and sheltered besides. fnere is a good reason why Montana cattlemen should oppose the trail pro ject. Our growers are more particular about their breeds, and aside from their fear of the Texas cattle fever, it is only ;f.n inferior breed that would be brought up this way. We want to keep out in ferior stock, and our position will en able us to do so. Our stockmen do well to regard quality as more essential than quantity. If we do not keep pace in numbers we shall excell in value, and that is the true goal to seek. At least oue halt of our best cattle range is now covered by Indian reser vations. With these reduced to their proper proportions and the residue thrown open to use, our wealth of cattle alone could, within a few years, be run up to a hundred millions. Another fact connected with this busi iess is that every portion of tue cattle are now utilized—not only the meat and hides but the hoofs, horns and hair. There is not a particle of waste. And what is another good feature ol the stock business is B that it does not exhaust the soil, but on the contrary benefits it. Sections of the country that have been exhausted by wheat growing have be come recuperated by stock growing, and Iowa is an instance of this. We recognize, of course, that while our stock ranges may be enlarged by opening the Indian reservations, they will every year be reduced by settlements enclosing other portions for other pur poses. It is true also that our capacity to sus tain a greater amount of stock can be much increased by sowing tame grass arid raising oats and other feed for stock. Increase of irregation will also increase the grow h of grass and grain. It is evident from the splendid growth already made that Montana will ere long be one of the foremost of stock countries, surpassing in quantity and still more in quality. Relating to the Montana Governorship a \V:ishiDgton dispatch to the Pioneer-Press gays : "The candidates from the Territory are .Judge Knowles, who was so narrowly defeated for Delegate to Congress; Hon. Lee Mantle, editor of the Butte Inter Mountain ; Col. George Eaton, an ex-army official of Bozeman, who has large miuing interests at Cook City; Judge Hedges, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Territory, and James H. Mills, editor of the New North- West. The outside ap plicants are Geu. Dan Butterfield, of L tica, N. Y.; Judge Howe, of Nebraska, who was also au applicant lately for First Assistant Postmaster General ; Chief Clerk \\ alker, of the Postoffice Department; Thomas P. Fuller, Internal Revenue Collector l'or Montana and Idaho, and John Tooker, of Michigan. Ex-Governor Crosby has made au important request of the President to make a selection trom the list of Montana applicants, on the general ground that a resident of the Territory can give the best satisfaction." The tone with which Bismarck starts out at the opening of the Reichstag is much more moderate and reasonable than it has been heretofore. It is said that the large socialist vote at the recent election, amounting to 650,000 in the Empire and OS.OOO in Berlin, has set him to thinking that his iron policy of repression is alienat ing the people and driving even men of moderate views into a class of opposition that is already large enough to be danger ous and is outgrowing all other parties. The German people are strongly attached to the reigning house, but they are much too intelligent to believe in the divine right of kings, or the old fiction that the kiug can do no wrong, or that the govern ment can set aside or override the votes and decrees of the people's Parliament. Betters may like the Independmt, but those who like a better paper will take the Herald. SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE. We hail with satisfaction that leading purpose of the New Orleans Exposition, to open uj) more intimate relations and extend our trade with the people of South America. It is the proper way to make our Monroe doctrine a practical thing. We have warned the nations of Europe that we should regard as an un friendly act their interference with the governments on this continent, or any attempt on their part to plant colonies here, but aside from tiiat we have done little but play the part of a dog in the manger, warning others to do nothing and doing nothing ourselves. We have now a commision on its way to visit all the South American States for the purpose of negotiating commer cial treaties and securing for ourselves that trade which now goes to Europe. Of that trade we now get less than one third, but of right we ought to have the most of it. Let the nations of Europe parcel out among themselves Asia and Africa, but let us cultivate America. South America is worth more than Africa. It has a better soil and climate. It is the best watered as a whole of all the grand divisions of the globe. Nor is it a dis advantage that as yet it is so much more thinly peopled than Central Africa. With steady, liberal and enlightened governments, it may become ere long the favorite place of emigration, es pecially to the people of Southern Europe. It is not to be forgotten or overlooked that there is more of the precious metals in the great chain of mountains that stretches from Cape Horn to Behrings straits than in all the world besides. To command this source of supply will be in time to command the world. There is wealth enough in the great Andean chain to build all the railroads to cover South America as completely as Massachusetts is now covered. There is more undeveloped wealth of mines and soil in that quarter of our globe than anywhere else. Considering the great future before them and us the people of the United States can well afford to be generous and for bearing. We can afford to open trade at first at a disadvantage ; to give the most liberal treaties; to subsidize lines of steamers that at first will not pay ex penses; to gain the confidence of the South American people by deserving it, even if we have to bear much for a time from their pride, jealousy and ignorance. It will be some years before we can see much progress in this direction ^ven with all our efforts. There is really very little trade with such people as compose the great body of the inhabitants of South America. They have no great ambition to be rich, their wants are few and they produce but comparatively lit tle. Meantime our thinly settled Territo ries will be filling up at the rate of mil lions per annum, our manufactures will multiply, our wealth increase and more and more of our people will every year be looking abroad for new and more pro ductive fields for their superfluous ener gies and and superabundant wealth. South America will furnish just such a field. Its people will be stimulated by example to greater activity, by facilities for commerce and the multiplied rewards of their industry. This is not a field that promi.-e* any immediate rich returns, but not the less is it sure of paying us abundantly in the end and that is enough for us to plan and work in this direction, so that with in twenty-five years more, when every Territory of the United States lias be come a populous and thriving State, we may have a good field open for the over flow of our wealth and energy. It is not likely that our trade with the swarming hives of population in Asia will ever be as great as has been expect ed. The Chinese, Japanese, Hindoos, and Malays are industrious and peace ful, and they are poor, and as their pop ulation increases there will he less and less surplus above consumption and sup port. It is not with such people that we can expect a large and profi table commerce. They will always be a drain upon our wealth. On the other hand, we may expect to see the thinly settled countries of South America filled up by immigrants from Europe ol the same blood aud general characteristics as our own, directed by the organizing and civiiizing energies of our own sons, be coming to us the richest markets of the world and growing up to be powerful nations that we shall be proud to count as allies and partners in the greater triumphs of peace and enlighten meut, opening in eudles prospective through the coming centuries. Portland, Oregon, special: Judge Deady, in the United States Circuit Court to-day, issued a mandatory injunction in the case of Wells, Fargo & Co. vs. the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The injunction orders that the defendant be re quired to furnish plaintiff such facilities > as it furnishes any express company, over j all its lines between Oregon and St. Paul, j and connecting lines and links, plaintiff , giving bonds in the sum of $25,000, that all costs, damages and charges which they may pay or earn will be made good, if in the end the case is decided in favor of defend ant. The express company is to be granted the facilities ordered on all lines west of Helena at once, and east of Helena on and after the 1st of December. The Globe-Democrat calls attention to the fact that Cleveland is the first Presi dent of the United States who ever com manded the solid vote of the South. Neither Jefferson or Jackson ever had the support of the solid South. Cleveland is nearer being a sectional President than any we have ever had except Lincoln. THANKSGIVING. Though not yet fully naturalized out side of New England, there is not a more beautiful or appropriate National holi day than Thanksgiving. When the sea son's harvests were all gathered, the de vout Pilgrim Fathers naturally turned their hearts and thoughts in thankful acknowledgement to the final source of all blessings. When members of fami lies scattered out in search of fortunes in the gradually receding West, the hallowed associations of Thanksgiving made the thoughts and steps of absent ones turn homeward. It has become thus the great home festival and every true son of New England feels that it is a neglect of sacred duty not to go home on Thanksgiving, if possible. But our country has grown too large and the sons of New England are too widely scattered to make this generally possible. Gradually the festival is becoming better appreciated aud observed all over the country. Our Acting Governor has approprirtelv suggested a method of ob servance that will make it doubly precious and enjoyable. In what better way possible can we render thanks to the Great Giver than out of our abund ance to give to those who lack ? ( )ur Democratic friends ought to be able to find plenty cause for thanks giving. Republicans will think this year that it comes too soon after a dis comfiture to possess the usual relish. But they, too, have plenty to be thank ful for—in the splendid canvass of their noble leader, in the magnificent gains and majorities all oyer the North, and especially in the Northwest, and the promise that, chastened by temporary defeat, they will put themselves in shape for still grander victories in the years to The Governor of Washington Territory, in his recent annual report, claims a popu lation of 150.00(1 aud assessable wealth to the amount of $50,000,000. At the date of the last census, Washington had 75,000 inhabitants, and has no doubt increased those figures by 40,000 or 50,000. It is be yond all doubt able and desirous of assum ing the responsibility of Statehood. There is no good reason why its ambition to be come a State should not be gratified. Cer tainly before all the preliminaries could be disposed of it would have the full quota of population for a member of the Honse of Representatives. And if the northern pan-handle of Idaho were cut off and united with Washington that full quota would be had at once. Comparing Mon tana with Washington, our assessable wealth already surpasses that of our elder sister even without counting our mines. Washington has been a Territory since 1853, more than one full generation, and we do not wonder that her people are get ting tired of being in leading strings. With the building ot the Cascade branch of the Northern Pacific, Washington is going to develop more rapidly hereafter than ever nefore. The country very generally is watching with intense interest and hoping for the re covery of Mr. H. DeYoung, who was so wantonly shot by the son of the great su gar monopolist, Spreckles. We remember well of reading the Chronicle article that occasioned the shooting. It tallied so well with what we had read and heard before of Spreckles, that we had little reason to doubt its truth. The murderous attempt to answer the article will remove all doubt as to its essential truth. False charges of that kind never arouse such consuming wrath. It is the truth that hurts. The attempt to pervert our Reciprocity treaty with the Sandwich Islauds into a mere source of private gain for a few monopo lists is an outrage of national proportions and DeYoung is to lie commended for fighting it, and now that the people's chain piou has been assailed we hope the people of San Francisco and the whole Pacific coast will espouse the cause and see the assailaut is properly punished aud the odi ous aud murderous monopoly is crushed out. The official canvass of the Minnesota vote at the late election, shows a total of 190,001). Four years ago the total vote was 150,774 and then the population was 780, 753. An increase of 40,00 votes would in dicate an iucrease of 200,000 people to sus tain the claim of haviug a population of about, one million. In the Fourth Con gressional District there was a total vote of 54,404 which we will venture is the largest vote of any Congressional District in the United States. There is not a district in the State in which the vote is less than 30,000. Some of the Republican majori ties are stunners, for instance Wakefield in the Second has 10,174 majority, and Nel son in the Fifth has 12,432, about as much majority as his opponent has votes. But the most remarkable thing about this elec tion is the number of votes that had to be thrown out, because the wrong initials were printed on tickets. No less than 20, 000 votes were lost on this account, but the majorities were so great that it did not change any results. Butte Inter-Mountain : The Independent reproving the Herald for seditious teach ings is like Satan rebuking sin. It is not so very long since the first named journal was advocating armed resistance in the Territories to the appointment of "carpet bag" Governors and other officials by the Administration at Washington. And now that the Herald inconsiderately advises the people of Dakota, in the event they are mnch longer refused admission to State hood, "to adopt a State Constitution and defy Congress," its captious rival is serious ly offended, and charges it with advocat ing principlee that would "destroy the Government, and fill the land with anar chy, rebellion, blood and ruin/' There is a talk somewhere of casting out the beam Irom your own eyes, before you attempt to remove the mote from the optic of another. RECIPROCITY WITH MEXICO. 1 \ We have always been a strenuous ad- ! vocate of reciprocity with Mexico. The treaty negotiated by Gen. Grant was ratified by the Senate by a very close vote and additional legislation is neces sary by Congress to carry the treaty into effect. We only regard the most general effects of the treaty and do not pretend to be sufficiently familiar with the de tails of the subject to say how it will af fect particular industries or what will be the immediate effects upon our revenue. We take it for granted that we shall lose some National revenue by opera- | tion of the treaty. But we Jexpect that ; what is lost in that way will be more than made up by profits to our citizens j and the country generally both on ex- j ports and imports. As for the National Treasury it can easily stand the loss, but in the present condition of trade in this country it is a matter of great and im mediate importance to find some new markets. Last year our exports to Mex ico amounted to $16,000,000 and our im ports from that country were about half as much. It would not be a difficult matter, with railroad connection already established, to double our trade in a single year. It seems to us that it is only a legiti mate matter of self-interest to promote the developement of the railroad inter ests of Mexico^held almost exclusively in this country. It is a proper con cern of every government to protect the investments of its citizens so far as it can do so by legitimate means, even in foreign countries. The British govern ment always does so, and the wisdom and correctness of this course has never been questioned. When our capitalists in vested in Mexican railroads it was beyond doubt their reasonable expecta tion that our government would adopt a policy that would give those roads a profitable business. There is every reason to believe tiiat the foreign business establishments in Mexico, fearing a loss of their control, are doing all that is possible to throw obstacles in the way of the successful working of our treaty. They are trying to work upon the fears and prejudices of botli countries. To the Mexicans they represent that it will lead to the absorp tion of that country by the United States and to the people of this country they represent that arrangements are being made by foreign corporations to raise sugar and coflee on an immense scale by coolie labor and to flood our markets, reaping the chief benefits themselves. We have no fears on this score. Coffee is already admitted free and we might as well get it from Mexico as from Bra zil, which is not half as good a customer for our exports. And as for sugar it seems as if the time had come when that would be virtually a free commodity from the Spanish West Indies, as it is already from the Sandwich Islands. We would be glad to see it admitted free of duty, provided we can get in return free admission for our manufactures with which to pay for it. Wherever we can admit raw material, not generally or profitably raised in this country, and can pay for the whole or the greater part in manufactures it will clearly be to our interests to do so. But Mexico has peculiar claims upon the United States, not only on the score of being a neighbor, but because she has felt herself aggrieved by us in times past. We ought to cultivate friendly re lations to prevent the Mexican govern ment aud people from looking abroad to any foreign country for aid and al liance. Mexican prosperity will make that country a better neighbor and a better customer. We are interested in the ele vation and education of the peopie of Mexico; in the establishment and main tenance of permanent good government. Reciprocity certainly will promote these ends and lead to a large influx of American capital, skilled labor and directing energy. The point of danger is that these advantages under the treaty are liable to be seized upon and appro priated by greedy monopolies, as in the case of the Sandwich Islands. There is less danger of this in case of as large a country as Mexico. Since Cleveland's election is assured Sunset Cox. who is chairman of the Naval Committee in the House, says he shall urge now the immediate construction of a navy, to include one iron clad of the larg est dimensions, capable of meeting in single combat any ship that floats. Let us hope that something respectable will be done. We are quite sure the Republicans will not imitate the miserable partizan ship of the Democracy in opposing any proper expenditures for the navy through fear that some of the means might work its way into the campaign funds of the oppo site party. We hope that at least a hun dred millions will be spent on the navy in the next four years, beyond the ordinary expenses and at least as much more in big gnns, that can sink any ship that threatens one of our sea ports. Globe-Democrat : Next Thursday week will be'Thanksgiving Day. We deeply re gret that recent events have tended to make the day unusually interesting to the Democratic party. Still we hope all good Republicans will give thaDks also; thanks that New Y'ork, though Democratic, is mighty close; that .Cleveland is only elected for four years ; that the Democratic majority in the House is large enough for suicidal purposes ; and that under the rules of the civil service only a small proportion of Democrats can qualify for office. The 8 th Indiana district was the scene of a close contest. The official returns give Johnson (Rep.) 20,185, Lamb (Dem.) 20,035, Tomlinson (Greenback) 149. John son's plurality is 150; his majority is 1. NEW YORK HOSTILITY TO THE WEST. We have had occasion to remark dur ing the recent campaign, on the part of some of the New \ork papers represent ing especially the commercial interests' of that great metropolis, a spirit of bit ter antagonism against the west, the rowdy west," as the New York Herald calls it. The fight against Mr. Blaine was made by this particular interest as much because he was the represeutati\e of western interests and sentiments as on political grounds. This spirit of hostility to the West cannot be charged against the people of the State of New \ ork, nor against the manufacturing classes and interests of the city, which are very great. Those who think the future of that great city depends chiefly upon foreign commerce very naturally prefer that our western States should simply confine themselves to raising raw ma terial to ship out of the country, depend ing for their manufactures upon foreign imported articles. In this way New York would levy a tribute on both ex ports and imports and get rich at the ex pense of the rest of the country. Commercial New \ork wants free trade. It wants to swell to the largest possible extent the amount of foreign ex ports and imports and wants all the busi ness of the country to do it homage and pay it tribute. This fact explains in a large measure its political affiliations and preferences. As it is the business of the I nited States to take care of its own interests and let Great Britain take care of itself, so it is the interest of the other portions of the country, particularly of the West to take care of their interests and as far as possible avoid paying this double trib ute to New York city. Of the immense total of our manufac tures, now as much as six billions, only about 2 per cent, goes abroad. They find a ready and better market at home. The cost of their transportation is paid to our railroads instead of to foreign ships and it is better to be so in every way. The growth of manufactures and the rapid increase of our population make for us the best market for our produce. Commercial New York is mad over the rapid growth of the interior of the country and its efforts to be independent of foreign markets and manufactories. The center of power, population aud wealth is moving west and away from New York, and this movement is viewed by some narrow-minded, selfish New Yorkers with alarm. Clearly it is for the general interest of the country that its wealth should not be piled up along the seaboard or trust ed to the perils of the sea. Internal commerce is more profitable and better deserves cultivation than foreign com merce. _ THE New York papers, Herald, Times and others, are furiously mad at Blaine's speech in calling attention to the solid South and its significance. They charge him with stirring up sectional strife. Do they sup pose that the people of the North are such fools that they have uot seen these things before Blaine mentioned them or that they will not keep them in memory as long as such an unnatural state of things continues. Who is responsible for these facts that so justly arouse the wrath of the men of the North? Is it those who speak of them or those who have produced those things to be spoken of. It will take something besides smooth words to remove the dangers threatened and allay just fears. Southern men can do it. but will they. Let us see. The St. Paul Pioneer-Press says: The President has a fine opportunity in Mou taua to give practical effect to the declara tion of the Republican platform, that Ter ritorial Qffices should be filled by residents. There are plenty of men in Montana com petent to be Governor. It might be pos sible to find a resident Gevernor so accept able to the Territory that he would es cape decapitation by the incoming Admin istration. Recent statistics on the comparative longevity of the sexes show that under 15 years there are more boys than girls, but over 75 years there are more women than men, and from the ages of 90 to 100 the proportion is about three to two in favor of women. ! I There was enough government land dis posed of in Dakota last year to make three States of the size of Massachusetts. And when this land appetite has devoured Dakota it will soon consume Montana, if the Indian reservations are not in the way. W E are disposed to think the figures in regard to the population and wealth of Idaho, sent us recently, were reported in correctly. The population is a good deal less than 88 , 000 , and the assessment more than nine millions—probably nineteen was intended. Dakota election returns are not all in yet, twenty-two counties still being out, but it is believed the total vote will exceed 85,000 and that Gifford's, (Republican) ma jority will be over 50,000. North Dakota, with five counties yet to hear from, cast 32,069 votes._ One of the evils of deferring the admis sion of Dakota as a State is seen in the creation of a Territorial debt of $394,000. The crime of Congress in refusing admis sion is ten times greater than that of the people would be in adopting a State con stitution and living under it. There %vere 35,204 applications for patents last year. It represents one great source of our 'rapid growth in wealth and points o it the United States as the great manufacturing nation of the world. No free trade in ours. In son e parts of North Carolina candles and kerouene lamps are still considered ar ticles of luxury, while resinous torches are to be had gratis. , THERE seems to be a wide diversity of j opinion among Southern people as to the offect of Cleveland's election. While some of the Northern allies of bourbonism, especially the so-called "Independent Re- j publican" press, have been quoting from Southern papers and letter writers, to the effect that a national Democratic victory was going to bring in a social and political j mileninum all over the South, eradicating j the color line and possibly color itself, we » confess that we have taken no stock in this taffy.ftThe following, from the Atlanta Constitution, one of the most influential and generally conservative of Southern papers, gives, as we believe, the most cor rect representation of Southern feeling and their probable line of action. It isn't pro posed to abandon any principles held dur ing the past twenty-four years, and it is proposed to keep the South solid. Tbey don't intend to have but one party and that is to lie a white man s party : It will solidify the South and hold it solid. A people that for twenty-lour years of de feat have been true to principles will not forsake them in the first years of success. This is as it should be. Those ot our peo ple who talk of hearing no more of the solid South do not speak advisedly. There is no hope for the prosperity ot this sec tion, no peace for either race, save in the clear, unmistakable domination of the white race. There is no wisdom, save in the white people of the South standing squarely and solidly together on a plat form of conservative government and equal rights to all men. Whenever the white people of the South split into factious, and stand, with the negroes between them holding the balance of power, and each fac tion bidding for their votes, then we shall 1____— I ihnn PlûlTûloml 'C plpptintl have lost more than has gained for us." Minneapolis Tribune: The Republican party w'ill bave a breathing spell after twenty-live years of the grandest work that any political party ever performed on the planet ; it will have time to formulate a statesmanlike, progressive and symmetri cal policy for the next half century, con solidate its own membership in support ot that policy, aud be prepared in 1888 to return to power, refreshed and Cleveland's election _ ; unified with that policy as its platform, j The Republican party has no occasion to put on crape. It is not a party of spoils, and will not die because a few of its mem hers will be retired to private life. Its splendid mission is still unfinished. As an opposition party it will enjoy some very decided advantages and be able to recuper ate itself for the great responsibilities yet before it. All talk of its going into liqui dation is nonsense. Its dark day was in 1882. But now, as everybody knows, Cleveland owes bis election to Republican defection. It requires no prophetic vision to see the Republican party rise to higher duties and the achievement of grander vic tories in the near future. Husbandman: The fine crops grown this year along the north base of the Snowies proves conclusively that upon a large area of the Judith valley good crops can be raised without irrigation. Sod land broke up in May and sown in oats and wheat as late as the 28th of that month grew crops, the average yield of which was as heavy of those raised elsewhere with ir rigation. The soil appears to get sufficient moisture from the Snowy mountains to grow crops with perfect certainty. It is believed that this section is best adapted to growing winter wheat, and several farmers are making a trial of it, having this fall sown the grain. Now that a flour ing mill is being built there, we may look for more rapid development, and we be lieve the Judith is destined to be the great winter wheat growing district of Montana. President Arthur has already com menced work upon his annual message. It is understood to be somewhat leugthier than his previous message. Inasmuch as upon him will devolve the duty of writing the valedictory of the Republican party, aud it is believed he will summarize the more important events occurring since 1861. Not the least of the victories, in Mr. Arthur's opinion, is the civil service act, to which he will again refer. He will also recommend the repeal of the tenure of office law, limiting federal appointments to four years. The same preparations will be made by Public Printer Rounds to prevent the message from leaking out that have been so successful of late years. One feature of the New Orleans Expo sition will be a series of lectures in Music Hall, to begin in January, on such sub jects as the Mississippi river, the Tehuan tepec and Nicaragua ship canals, and the Panama canal ; also upon the resources of Mexico and the South American States. The New York Herald of the 19th inst. gives a map to illustrate the expected growth of our foreign commerce during the second century, in which the ship rail way across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec cuts the most prominent figure, though there is besides as a leading feature an inter-continental railway extending through Central and South America down almost to Cape Horn. During the late campaign Col. J. B. Mc Donald, of Indiana, was frightened out of a Democratic speech he was delivering at Anderson by receiving a telegram intended for another McDonald, who is a railroad man. The railroad man had telegraphed to a friend asking for the use of a railroad velocipede, and the answer came, "Yes, yon had better take out a life insurance policy." This was handed the Democratic orator when in the midst of his speech, and thinking it a warning against assassin ation he suddenly stopped and sought a place of safety. IN June last Mr. Cuitis said: "The Democratic party went out of power as an organized conspiracy against human liberty and sought 4o return to power as an organized conspiracy for spoils." Has the Democratic party changed its princi ples and purposes since then, or has Mr. Curtis joined the conspiracy ? The import of precious stones into the United States during the last fiscal year amounted to $8,000,000, besides all that were smuggled in. In the next House there î teen ex-Confederate Brigadier r!. ** nil *e r— - --—JT nera b. The youngest member-elect of (v n j " Robert M - I)aFollett . of Wiaconsi^ lb •----- The immigratiou for ten mon end of October, has j )eetl 4 jq , 1( ^ j 504,000 last year. j . — 1 -----. — » Josei h E. Brow x has been re-eW* fr0IU Geor « ia - There were onD Re to the against Senator irom Georgia, two votes against him. Mabmaduke's official plurality Ford for Governor of Missouri ^ j ,, 0 ', 61 His official majority over Ford and P is 520. >rooks General Sandford has been tendance. appoint m at ed an additional delegate to the Congolo ference w ith Minister Kasson and is Senator McMillan, of Minnesota authority for saying that a very l ar g e tion of the Irish in his State voted the publican ticket. After his vist to Naples King Humbert refrained for three weeks from visitinj, h - wife and child, to avoid infecting them with cholera germs. The Governor of Rhode island has pointed William 1*. Sheffield to till the va cancy occasioned by the death ot Senator Anthony, until the meeting of the Legisla ture in January. In Kansas, where they gave Blaine over 60,000 plurality, they voted a little over ; 3,000 all told for St. John. The Kansal temperance people vote Republican when they vote for President. There is certainly strong hope of Mis souri when the people support such a sterling Republican newspaper as the Globe-Democrat and the circulation of its daily edition reaches upward of 52 000 The Democratic organs all over the country furnish the most touching spec tacle of the time, in their hearty congratu lations tendered the St. John prohibition ists for their "devotion to principle" through which Cleveland was elected. It may be only a coincidence, bat it is rather singular that Senator Lamar waited for the election of a Democratic President betöre bringing suit for § 100,000 againt the government, to recover for cotton taken from his plantation by United «States troops nineteen years ago. Globe-Democrat : The assurances of the Democratic organs that Üieir party is going to be as nice and careful for the next four years as it can be without alienating any of the forces upon which it must depend for continued success, recalls the case of the boy who prayed to be made good— "not real good, blit just good enough sol won't have to be whipped." YOUNG Mr. Voorhees, Democratic can didate for Delegate in 'Washington Terri tory, is said to be quite indifferent as to whether he is declared elected or defeated by nine or more votes. In case his Repub lican opponent has the majority and re ceives the certificate young Mr. Voorhees will contest, and with a Democratic House and a Democratic pap in the Senate he is confident he will get the seat. Indianapolis Journal : The Hen drickes and Grays and Brows and Gordons of the Democratic party are in the saddle demanding every place available. Cleve land will have to keep up with their de mands or be ridden down, hated, despised and rejected at the end of his term. A little of the praise now so lavishly be stowed might be kept until the new man is tried. Possibly it will not then be needed. ___ Consolation in Adversity. [I Minneapolis Tribune ] The firm earth has not entirely slipped from beneath the feet of the American people by reason of a halting, hesitant and Slim-Jim Democratic victory! Grass will continue to grow aud rivers flow during the next four years in spite oi the un pleasant smell that is likely to pervade the land. A Republican Senate and >u prerue Court will effectually prevent nio.-'t of the overt deviltry' which the untethere bourbons may contemplate, and in fact, m the midst of the prevalent gloom there is at least a baker's dozen of reasons for resig nation, if not for hope. It may do the mourners good to listen to oue or twoslior chapters of this gospel of encouragement. 1. The fool-k Her is at last abroad and he w T ill in the four years to come extermi nate those exasperating idiots who hat been demanding "a change for the sake 0 a change." 2. The Republican party will have a breathing spell after twenty-five years 01 the grandest work that any political par y ever performed on the planet; it wil a time to formulate a statesmanlike, P r gressive and symmetrical policy or next half century, consolidate its 0 membership in support ot that poney» be prepared in 1888 to return to power, freshed and unified with that policy a platform. It will while temporarily m re tirement, free itself from myriads ot )ar -'_ cles which have fastened themselves <6 it, and which will now go over 0 friends, the enemy—Heaven Bless 11 *j /, 3. Seven Mule Barnaul will die of delight at an early day au campaigns will be freed trom able ministrations. .„nnad 4. The Republican party wall for aq u ^ Q rennium exchange places with ])ourbon competitor in this respect K] . n w ill will become target and the Repu tee ; try his hand as marksman. 1 . good, for awhile, and the leatb *"" se coml 5. We shall now have FlalD ^ vvr jt volume in good season, and it " l jjj C h ten under none of the restraints doth hedge a President. ^,j Dg Cur 6. We shall have the lunof** ^ uirm tis, Schurz, and the other 1h hordes on the griddle while the , re g ar d capture the federal offices u . leas of civil service reform and l Weekly. . om j c his 7. Ben Butler will pass into 1 tory and sleep with the politicaldead 8. St. John will accompanyj»® cU)se 9. Jeff Davis will heenaided his illustrious career (if he v^ hurry) amid the sunshine < twen ty administration, which 1 1 . prayer years ago would have granted hi» I and "let him alone." keep on w e 10. The country—but 11 T apley. shall make Republicans, bk - 1 - Let entirely too jolly for comfort or sate y the matter drop.