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The Flint Creek Camps Whoop Her Up
for the Republican Ticket.
Eloquent Speeches by Messrs. Carter
Burleigh and Bean---A Joy
ful Time.
PHILIPSBUBG, July 8.—[Special Herald
carrespondence.]—Friday and Saturday
were great days for the Republicans at
Philipsburg and Granite, and the Flint
Creek Republican Club covered itself with
glory. The rousiDg meeting at Philipe
burg Friday night, already described in
your dispatches, v.as supplemented by a
no less enthusiastic Jollification on »Satur
day at Granite. The Helena delegation
were driven to the camp ear.y in the day
and spent fhe afternoon in enjoying the
magnificent scenery and visiting the Gran
ite and Pearl mines. In the evening an
open air mt' ting.was held in front of the
Granite hotel and the street was soon
blockaded by a large crowd of miners and
merchants, numbering over two hundred.
The opening address was made
by Mr. John Bean, a member of
the Helena Republican club, who stirred
up enthusiam with a red hot poker. He
is an Englishman himself, and the way he
dilated on the baneful effects of free trade
trade and the inferior condition of foreign
labor as compared with ours brought out
frequent bursts of applause. He spoke
fifteen minutes, and was succeeded by
Messrs. Burleigh and Carter, of Helena,
who held the crowd with their eloquence
lor two hours long* r. Each address was
received with great applause, and the
meeting broke up in a whirlwind of en
Following is an abridged repoit of the
address delivered by T. H. Carter at the
Philipsburg meeting. Mr. Carter said:
Ladies and Gentlemen: At the outset,
permit me to thank the I lint Creek Re
publican Club and the good citizens of
I'hilipsburg generally, lor the privilege ac
corded to me of participating with you in
the exercises of this day. It would be
difficult in Montana, or elsewhere, on any
occasion, to meet with a more cordial, in
telligently devised and successfully exe
cuted programme than that which has
been enacted in the town of Philipsburg
We are assembled together to-night to
express our approval of the choice made by
the Republican party at Chicago. When
the call was issued lor that convention to
assemble, when the delegates were selected
in each congressional district of the United
States, there did not exist in the minds of
any Republicans a scintilla of apprehen
sion as to the fact that the convention there
assembled would select a man to represent
the party worthy of its noble history. The
Republicans bad no appiehensions on that
point, for their trust was placed with
a most magnificent body of men;
a body of men who will com
pare favorably in intelligence, in
tegrity, moral character, and all those
elements which are appreciated by worthy
people, with any body of men of similar
size ever assembled in any country. There
had been, prior to the assembling of the
convention, as by a common impulse, per
meating all conditions of men, voices rising
from the busy marts of trade in the cities
and from the lonely cabins in the moun
tains, voices rising from the banks of the
Gulf to tlie shores of the lakes and from
California to Maine; as by one mind the
Republican people of the country felt that
there was one man above all other men on
whom the party would unite, and unite
without a dissenting vo.ee under the
banner, if that banner were held aloft by
Janus G. Blaine. [Loud and continued
This sentiment survived the day, when
Mr. Blaine, from Florence, 3aid that he
would not under any circumstances be a
candidate before the convention. This
question of inducing Mr. Blaine to
become the nominee of the party was
the potent cause of the long and
protracted discussion and balloting at Chi
cago. Generous rivalry existed between
all the candidates presented, and all were
united upon the one proposition that if
Mr. Blaine would accept the nomination
they would all bow in respectful obedience
to the will of the popular voice as ex
pressed; but when it became manifest that
Mr. Blame would not accept the nomina
tion, then the convention, prudently ad
journed, sought repose, collected its
thoughts, came in and placed before the
country as the candidate of the Republi
can party, a man of spotless honor, a man
of undisputed integrity, a man whose arm
Iiad been bared in the cause of his coun
try, raised in defense of his country's flag,
lite and unity; they placed before the
country, the Hon. Benjamin Harrison, of
Indiana. [Loud cheers and applause.]
Mr. Harrison's record is a household
word in Montana; the history of this man
is not new to anyone here to-night, but
upon an occasion of this kind it might be
well to suggest that Mr. Harrison
has come from the struggling masses
of men. A man who has toiled
his way up, never seeking the aid of that
prestige which family name might give; a
painstaking, laborious, hard-working law
ycT, a conscientious public servant, when
called upon to serve the people, a true
patriot, a générons, whole-souled gentleman,
a sympathetic friend of the people of the
Territory of Montana. [Loud applause ]
For the purpose of procuring for the
people of this country a candidate for Vice
President, who would be, in the event of
his services being called for, a wort_y 8U ®'
cessor to the Chief Magistrate, the Repub
licans selected a man whose record fa
worthv of emulation, a man, as standing
beside Mr. Harrison, of spotless record,
known integrity, unquestionably loyal to
the government, and possessed of an in
telligence equal to grappling with the most
complicated affairs; they selected the lion.
Levi P. Molton, of New ^ork. [Loud ap
plause. Voice: "Htfa a good nu. |
Mr. Morton is not so well known in the
Territory of Montanaas General Harrison,
hut, inasmuch as we cannot give his
biography to-night, Ft me briefly sug
gest that Mr. Morton was born m the State
of Vermont—born of poor parents there ,
born in a country where the soil is 8t * nle
and vields reluctantly to human ellort.
He was only accorded the privileges of a
common school education, and with tfiat,
at an eaily period of his life, he drifted
down to the State of Massachusetts. By
his own unaided efforts he has acquired an
ample fortune and is recognized as one or
the most skillful, wealthy and
bankers of tho State of New York. Bat let
me say in this connection that Mr. Morton
is one of the few men who has
shown by his daily life that he appreciates
the fact that the wealth acquired in the
course of a human life is acquired but for
the purpose of fixing definite and clearly
known responsibilities upon the individual
—it is a power acquired to be proper y
used, jnst as any other of the forces in
natare may be used — for the purpose o
lifting up the lowly and ennobling man
kind. Mr. Morton, in one instance that i
will cite, shows that his generous nature
was capable of reaching out across the
waters, where people were. suffering for
bread under a free trade administration;
where people were, in the midst of plenty,
impoverished and starving in 1879. When
the people of Ireland were calling, as their
prond natures recoiled from doing, for aid
from the civilized world, this man,
Levi P. Morton, from his own pri
vate purse donated oue-third of
the entire cargo of the ship Constellation
sent over from this country to aid the
sufferers in Ireland. [Load and coBtinued
We seem to have done something
more at the Chicago convention. We
there elected to follow the flag of the
United States as being good enough for os.
The stars and stripes seem still to be a
popular banner with the Republican party.
[Voice: "And we'll never go back on it."
Loud cheers.] Any other banner ; yes,
even an old and unsightly bandana, is a
more popular banner with the dominant
element of the Democratic party.
The speaker then declared that Presi
dent Cleveland had taken his political
dogmas from the Cobden Club of England;
rendered a dissertation on the superiority
of protective tariff over free trade (partic
ulars of which we are unable at this time
to publish for want of time and space),
clearly demonstrating the fact that the
chief American industries must be pro
tected from unjust competition with
pauper labor abroad, and wound up by
statmg that American workmen must be
defended from the incursion of the vast
hordes of Asiatic people on onr western
coast. "Kick them out." [Ringing cheers.]
Where they Expect to Get Votes.
Detkoit, July 9.—Gen. Clinton B. Fisk
is in the city on business. In the course
of an interview to-day he said he should
make no speeches until September.
"Where do you expect to make your
largest gains, General ?" was asked.
"We will gain largely in New York and
probably increase the vote there fitty per
cent., drawing chiefly from the Republi
cans. We will gain largely in New Jer
sey, Virginia, West Virginia, North Caro
lina, Tennessee and Missouri ; also in the
New England States. Onr gains in the
North will come largely from the Republi
can party. Our strength in the South
comes from both whites and blacks.
Washington, July 9.—A proposition to
snbmit to the people of the'several states a
constitutional amendment to prohibit
liquor traffic in the United States was favor
ably reported by Senator Blair to-day from
the committee on education.
Dr. McGlynn's Prediction.
New Yobk, July 8. —In the coarse of
his weekly address before the Anti-Poverty
society to-night, Dr. McGlynn said: ' 'Some
day there will be a tremendous revolution,
which will eclipse the French uprising
and in which people will rise up in their
wrath at the interference of these monks
and priests and archbishops, the pope and
cardinals. This is the way the Lord will
deal with them, and so I say, leave them
to His mercy." This was wildly cheeied.
Irish Dome Role.
London, July 8. —Mr. Rhodes, a Cape
Colony deputy and supporter of the Im
perial Federation, recently wrote to Par
nell, assuring him of a large addition of
colonial support to Irish Home Rale, if the
Irish members would retain representation
at Westminster, in their plan thus furnish
ing precedent for colonial representa
tion. Parnell replies that if Gladstone
provides for the Irish representation at
Westminster in his next home rale meas
ure, the Irish would cheerfully concur,
valuing the position thus given them in
the Imperial system. This would facilitate
the Imperial federation which depends upon
the colonial opinion. If the colonies de
sire representation, it should be accorded
them. Rhodes then wrote, offering £10,
000 on his own behalf and £10,000 on be
half Mr. Morrougb, an Irish resident at
Kimberly, to the Irish party. Mr. Rhodes
is visiting in London. He is the chief share
holder in the Debeers diamond mine.
A Singular Story in Regard to the Ger
man Emperor.
Paris, July 8. —Mackenzie, in an inter
view here, said he was glad to leave Berlin,
where his movements were so closely
watched. "The Empress Victoria," he
said, "was surrounded by spies after the
death of Emperor Frederick. I was con
fined at Potsdam for several hours. Em
peror William's conduct was odd alto
gether I almost think his malady has
affected his brain. I can say nothing of
the late emperer's memoirs. It is untrue
that Queen Victoria carried them off.
Whoever did will create a sensation when
he publishes them. Besides Frederick's
diary they contain a series of letters from
leaders of the German liberal party sketch
ing the policy they hoped Em peror Frede ri k
would have adopted had he lived. The
Empress Victoria has not come to a de
cision as to her future residence. She has
an income of £40,000, of which £8,000 is
derived from England. She will be
obliged to make Germany her nominal
residence and will visit Berlin every year.
Frightful Railroad Collision.
Wilkesbabbe, Pa., July 6 —Two pas
senger trains on the Pennsylvania railroad,
traveling thirty miles an hour, collided at
Batzdadn station, this morning, by the mis
take of an operator. The engineers both
saw the danger, and after reversing their
engines, jumped down the high embank
Both engines went down the embank
ment into the Snsqnehanna. The baggage
cars on both trains crushed into the first
passenger car and the passengers in these
cars were all injured. The total nnmber
of injured reach twenty-two. Three are
believed to be fatally injured.
Joliet, Ills, July 6.—A construction
train on the Elgin, Jo'iet & Eastern read
was wrecked this evening by obstructions
on the track. Three Italian laborers were
instantly killed. Engineer Knight was
fatally scalded.
Fall River, Mass., July 7.—As Fore
paugh's stock train was leaving here this
morning about 2 o'clock for Newport and
had just cleared the tunnel on the Old
Colony road under Central street, the
wheel of the third car from the engine
overturned the car and the next one, and
tore up the track. In these cars were
four men and eight horses. Three of the
men got out uniujured, but ona who had
to bo dug out through the top of the car
was severely hurt. Four of the horses
were injured so mueh that they had to be
shot. One of them was the famous trapeze
pony Eclipse and one black stallion. The
educated horse Blondin was killed outright
by the accident. _*
Important Ejectment Suit.
Topeka, Ks, July 8.— Soit was begun
yesterday in the supreme court to eject
about two hundred settlers in Allen county
who have occupied their farms for the past
twelve ar fifteen years. The smt is brought
by the Missouri, Kansas* Texas railway
and 1 speculators who have recently bought
lands^from the railroad company. The
J^ntxoversT «elates to about three thon
j acres The railroad company claims
Ä.T»oä -« «~t«i * bi o»»«™»
in i«82 The settlers say that the de
«JpTondi.no.co,« th. tad u, con
Ringing Remarks of Helena's Young
Orator at the Philipsburg
Philipsburg, July 7.— [Special Hebald
Correspondence.]—Following is a synopsis
of the speech of Hon. A. F. Burleigh, of
Helena, at the Republican ratification here
last (Friday) evening. Mr. Burleigh spoke
as follows:
Fellow Citizens of Philipsburg and Deer
Lodge County: I can hardly express to you
in adequate terms the surprise which I felt
to-day on arriving at the depot at Drum
mond and witnessing the splendid demon
stration made by the Philipsburg Republi
can club. It was very gratifying to me be
cause, for some six or more years now, I
have taken a greater or less interest in the
politics of Montana. It has been my for
tune daring that time to attend many po
litical meetings in this country, and on
some occasions to address them, yet never
have I seen so much interest taken, sogreat
enthusiasm manifested, by the Republi
cans of any part of the Territory so early
in the campaign. That interest and that
enthusiasm augurs well for the success of
the Repub. isan ticket this fall. We have t ome
here to-night thus early in the campaign,
to add our sentiment of approval to the
great volume which is going up all over
this country among the Republicans of the
land, ratifying the nomination made by
the National Republican Convention at
Chicago. We come here because we feel
that the platform put forth by that con
vection in behalf of that party represents
in its policy, and in the execution ot that
policy, the greatest interests aDd the best
welfare of the people of the L nited States.
[Loud applause.]
It we'go back in the history of this
country for a few years we find that up to
1861 the Democratic paity had controlled
the policy and destiny ot the country lor
about thirty-two years, with the exception
of about a month when the grandiather of
our nominee was President of the United
States, and during the administration of
Taylor and Filmore, we find
that the Democratic party, yield
ing to the behests of the South,
which had labor that cost them nothing,
excepting the bare sustenance and cloth
ing necessary to sustain human life, who
were producing cotton which they did not
choose to manufacture, and selling it to
Eogland, were anxions that there should
be no protective duties to interfere with
their industries ; and the Democratic party
of the country, yielding to the demand of
that section which has always dominated
it; which has always given it its policy;
which has led it wherever it desired; even
to the verge of destroying the Government
ander which we live, (loud applause
Voice—"that's so,) gave this country what
was practically free trade. We find that
the bnsiness industries of the country, by
that policy, were paralyzed in 1857, and in
1860, during the administration of Bu
ebanan, the last Democratic President who
had the honor to preside at
the White House previous to
Mr. Cleveland, that it took six months to
sell in the markets of the world fiity
million dollars worth of bonds of the
United States drawing six per cent, inter
est, and those bonds then were only dis
posed of at eighty-nine cents on the dol
lar. And, my fellow citizens, we find
further, by way of contrast, that alter the
Republican party had had control of this
government less than twenty years, during
which time they had carried out the Re
publican policy, we find them maintaining
the credit of the government, redeeming
its pledges, upholding, so far as legislation
could, the honor, the dignity, and the con
dition of the people of the country. We
find that the bonds of this government, to
the amount of over one billion dollars,
sold in the markets of the world, only
drawing four per cent, interest, without
difficulty, and that within a very shoit
time these bonds were at a premium of
$1.28. That shows in a measure the dif
ference in the respective policies of Democ
racy and Republicanism upon the credit of
the country. [Loud and continued ap
We find, moreover, that the Democratic
party, a few years ago, within the memory
of many men dow living, was not, as an
organization, loyal to the country, loyal to
the government. It was willing, if we may
judge it by its votes and by its platforms,
that this fabric of Republican government,
this greatest boon and greatest blessing
which was ever conferred upon man, should
be destroyed and efiaced trom the earth
simply because a section of this party de
manded that men should work without
compensation and without reward, that
one humau being should hold another —
that one man should have a right, under
the law, to take the service and the earn
ings of another without any compensation
Now, my fellow citizens, to come down
to the issues which are of living interest
to us to-day—issues which have a local in
terest to the people of Montana, as well as
to the adjoining Territories—where do we
find the Democratic party entitled to our
sympathy and our support? In the first
place if we take that matter called the
tariff, which is the question of all ques
tions which affects your interest, we find
that the Democratic party is endeavoring
now to carry out and further its ultimate
policy of free trade. We find that the
Southern element, as of old, is controlling
ita policy and dictating its legislation.
We find, notwithstanding the fact that
they have taken their President from the
State of New York, that in the
councils of the party he yields
to the requirements and the policy dictated
1o him by the southern element of that
party. Now, that is perfectly natural; it
has always been so, because the South has
ever furnished the balk of the yotee by
which Democratic présidente have been
selected. Bat a change is coming o'er the
spirit of their dreams; the South are find
ing that they can manufacture cotton into
cloth, etc., ores into iron and cane into
sugar, and jnst to the extent that these
people are discovering such economic facts
as these they are becoming less rabid in
their democracy and more Republican in
their tendency. [Applause ] Of course it
takes time to bring these things about.
You cannot expect that men who have
been all their lives absorbing these evils
of free trade will yield in a moment, bnt
the time is coming, in my opinion, when
the state of Alabama and the state of
Lonsianna will be giving Republican ma
jorities instead of voting a Democratic free
trade ticket. [Loud applause].
The Democrats tell yon that the tariff
only protects the manufacturer, that it
grinds down the working man and adds to
the wealth of the mill owner and that those
men, as a class, are Republicans. No
greater fallacy was ever uttered in the
world, and I believe that I can demonstrate
it to you in a very few words. For in
stance, I believe that in the vicinity of
this town you have several hundred men
employed in mills and mines. If they are
copper mines, if they are lead mines, then
they come within the operation of the
tariff and are to a certain extent protected.
I believe your miner's wages are $3.50 a
day. Now, suppose, assuming that these
are mines of the class ot which come with
in the protective duties, that that
legislation is repealed, that the price
ot lead is reduced to one and a half cents
a pound, the price of copper is reduced, be
cause if there is a tariff of five cents a
pound on copper and it is taken off, why
the influx of foreign copper into our
market necessarily reduces the price of
our own. Now, what is the effect? The
effect is just this, that the people who
are operating such mines in this country
must either produce their copper at a less
cost or they must shot down their mines
and go out of the business. The copper is
not of any vaine, neither is the lead ; it is
the labor upon it, the cost of its develop
ment into a marketable article which gives
it any value. You may take this Granite
Mountain out here and let it be made of
solid gold or solid silver or copper or lead,
and as long as it remains in that state it
is of no use to men. It must be mined,
put into the commerce of the
world, before it acquires any value, and
that value, except in the case of gold and
silver, is given to it by the labor which is
expended upon it in making it a marketa
ble article.
We have a home market, the value of
which is nearly $50,000,060,000 in a year,
more than half the value of all tlie rest of
the world put together. Is it any wonder
that free trade England, which produces
nothing, which manufactures everything,
wants to come and compete with us at
home? Take down the barriers of the tar
iff, which are the protection of our country
and onr people, give it to England, and
they will give you all the rest of the mar
kets of the world put together for it.
[Loud applause. Voice: "They'll get
left."] _____^ _____
Right of W ay Granted to Railroads.
Washington, July 10—The House, at
the evening ses-ion, passed the following
bills granting right of way through Indian
reservations to railroad companies:
Through the Wind River, Wyo., to the Wy
oming Midland R. R. Co.; through the
Fon du Lac, Minn., to the Duluth & Win
nipeg R. R. Co.; through Indian Territory
to the Fort Smith. Pans & Dardcnelle R. R.
Co ; through the Nez Perze, Idaho, to the
Oregon & Navigation Co.; through Indian
Territory to the Leavenworth & Rio
Grande R. R- Co ; through Indian Terri
tory and public land strip, to the Montana,
Kansas & Texas R. R.; through the Yank
ton reservation, Dakota, to the Yankton &
Missouri River R. R. R. Co.; through the
Puyallup Valley reservation, Washington
Territory, to the Puyallup Valley R. R. Co;
through the Fort Hall reservation, Idaho,
to the Utah & Northern R. R. Co ; through
Indian Territory to the St. Louis & San
Francisco R. R. Co ; through certain Indian
lands in Minnesota, to the Moorehead,
Leech Lake & Northern R. R. Co.; through
the Sioux reservation, Dakota, to the Ab
erdeen, Bismarck & Northwestern R. R.
Co ; through the Silex reservation, Oregon,
to the Newport & King's Valley R. R. Co.
Demand For Mormon Church Prop
Salt Lake, Utah, July 6.— Church
agents to-day tnrned over to Receiver
Dyer, a noted church farm near this city
of 1,110 acres, valued at $150,000. Further
large amounts of property are expected to
be reclaimed wiiniu a few days in the
government proceedings against Mormon
chnrch property.
Washington, July 9.—Receiver Dyer
compromised to-day in the matter
of the Mormon church property, the
papers being filed in the territorial supreme
court. The receiver keeps what property
he has seized and was paid $159,466 in
cash. Further proeeidmgs are to be drop-,
ped pending a hearing of an appeal oa the
questions involved in the United States
supreme court.
Salt Lake City, July 10— Receiver
Dwyer made a demand today on the
Mormon chunli attorneys for Mormon
church property, as fallows: $30.000 worth
ol sheep, valued at $2 per head; $75,000
worth of cattle; $27,000 in notes for stock
in the theatre; $27,000 Deseret Teltgraphic
Co. stock; $100,000 worth of coal lands.
These were surrendered, making his recov
ery of the church property in excess of the
land, as follows: In addition to the above,
gas stock, $75,000; tithiDg yard, $50.000;
Gardo House, $50,000; Historian's office,
$20.000. Temple square, was not valued.
Gas stoek dividends, $40.000; settlement of
yesterday, $150 000; church farm; $157,000.
A total of $700,666.
A California Town Swept by Fire.
SlNSUN, Cal., July 10—A fire last even
ing destroyed eight blocks in the heart of
the town, mostly brick stores. The post
office was also consumed. The fire started
in a shed back of W.T. Bartlett's residence,
and despite the efforts of. the fire depart
ment gained rapidly, crossing the streets,
and burning even what goods had been
removed for safety. At least seven-eighths
of the town wa9 consumed. Over twenty
five residences were burned to the ground,
among them being that ol Joseph
McKinna, member of Congress.
American National Party.
Washington, July 10—The executive
committee of the National party issued
the following call this afeernoon : A
national convention of the American party
will be held in Washington on the 14th
of August, 1888, for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for President and \ ice
President and for the traneaction of such
other business as may properly come be
fore it. Delegates not exceeding two from
each congressional district, each Territory
and the District of Columbia and from
each State at large, bearing credentials
from any American organization, associa
tion or club or its secretary, whose objects
are in accord with the principles of the
American party, will be admitted to seats
in the convention.
Chairman Sharp said to day that in all
probability the platform to be adopted
will not differ essentially from that adopt
ed at Philadelphia last year. In all its
important features the present system of
tariff will be endorsed, and the temper
ance question will not likely be touched
npon. _ _ ___
Sheridan Improving.
New' Bedfobd, Ma's., July 10.—Gen.
Sheridan's physicians issued the following
bulletin this evening :
"Gen. Sheridan has had some periods of
nervousness and restlessness during the
day, hut at the present time he is very
quiet. He rested well last night. His
general muscular system exhibits a lair
degree of strength, but his voice is weak.
His respiration continues to improve.
Randall's Condition.
Washington, July 10.—Randall has
suffered several times during this session
of Congress from similar attacks, but none
of them have been as severe as this. He
passed almost half a gallon of blood during
a hemorrhage of the bowels last night. As
a consequence he is very weak, but at a
late hour this afternoon he was reported to
be resting quietly, and showed signs of
Improvement and gathering &treDgth. The
Philadelphia snrgeon who has been treat
ing Mr. Randall for sdtne time past was ex
pected some time to-night.
Passed the Honse.
Washington, July 6.— The land grant
forfeiture bill passed the House to-day by
a vote of 177 ayes to 8 noes.
London, JuInaCtocNationalist Mande
»ille, nephew TO^Sanouey, Fenian head
center in America, is dead.
The Convention Committee Give Official
Notice to the Republican Candidate
of his Nomination.
Chairman Estee's Speech-Short, Well
Worded and to the Point.
A Fit Reply from the Soldier Candidate
who is Destined to be the Next
President of the United
Refreshments Served to the Committee
and Representatives of the Press.
Notifying Committee at Gen. Harri
son's House---A Brilliant
Indianapolis, July 4.—The notifica
tion committee, representing the late Re
publican national convention to day
officially notified General Harrison of his
nomination as the candidate of the Repub
lican party for the office of President. At
10 o'clock this morning the delegates com
prising the notification committee met in
the ptriors of the new Dennison Hotel for
the purpose of arranging the details of the
ceremonies and signing the official notice.
Hon. M. M. Estee, of California, chairman
of the Republican convention, presided,
:rad Charles Clisbee acted as secretary.
Ex-Governor Foster, of Ohio, and
Hon. Logan Root,of Arkansas, were placed
in nomination for vice president of com
mittee, but both declined in favor of H. A.
Potter, of New Jersey, who was unani
mously chosen. The address to Gen. Har
rison, hoving been signed by each member,
the committee placed itself at the disposal
of the local committee of arrangements,
Hon. J. N. Huston chairman. Before ad
jonrning the committee voted to meet in
New York city, at Murray Hill hotel,
at 10 o'clock next Saturday morning, for
the purpose of arranging the programme
for the notification of Hon. Levi P. Morton.
At 11:30 the delegation proceeded in
carriages to the house of Gen. Harrison.
Russell Harrison and Capt. M. G. McLean
met the delegates at the door and escoitcd
them through the hall into the parlor, be
ing the center room between the drawing
and library. In the latter rooms and hall
ways were crowded the friends and neigh
bors of Gen. HarrisoD, including many
ladies. The members of the committee
formed themselves in a semi-circle around
the parlor, which was tastefully decorated
with cot flowers, conspicuous among which
was a flag of red geranium biossims, white
balsams and larckspnrs, ths whole sur
rounded by roses, ferns and pansies, nest
ling upright on the piano. Conspicuous
above the mantle hung a very antique por
trait of "Old Tippecanoe," President Wm
H. Harrison, while iu the balvay rested
another portrait of the old warrior.
When the committee had all entered the
room at 12 o'clock, Gen. Harrison and his
wife came down stairs. Just as Mrs. Har
rison reached the last step she tripped and
fell on her knees, but the General hastily
assisted her to arise, and with amiable
composure the distinguished lady took ths
General's arm and entered the parlor amid
a respectful silence. Gen. Harrison looked
pale and careworn, his expression being
one of deep seriousness as he stood before
the committee. Mrs. Hariison, on the
contrary, looked very happy and
bright. fllie was attired in white
India silk trimmed in gimp, with high
neck, long sleeves, and no ornaments Ou
her left stood Mrs. J. N. Houston, a beau
tiful brunette attiked in black silk aril dia
mond ornaments, and beside her etood Airs.
John C. New, also/n black silk w.th dia
mond. Airs. AicKee, Gen. Harrison's
daughter, was indisposed, and unable to
leave her room. Airs. Russell Harrison is
visiting her father in Omaha. As the
ladies took their positions besides Gen.
Harrison, Chairman Estee stepped lor ward,
and in a splendid voice said:
"Gen. Harrison—We are commissioned
by the Republican National Convention to
officially notify you of your nomination as
the Republican candidate for President of
»he United States. In doing this we may
be permitted to remind you that your
selection met the hearty approval of the
whole convention. It left no embittered
feelings or lukewarm supporters, and its
action voiced the average and best j udg
ment of the convention. It is true that
distinguished gentlemen, well know to the
people, well experienced in public affairs,
illustrious in character and worthy of the
people's confidence and snpport, were be
fore the convention as candidates,
and yet you were chosen ; nor was yonr
nomination dne to accident or the result
of a hasty or inconsiderate delibera
tion. It indicated rather that yon possess
in an eminent degree those pecnliarqualities
which commend you to the people's favor.
In the hoar of our country's peril you
cheerfully accepted a humble position in
the army and went where your country
most needed you, and by long and faithful
service rose to higher command and as
sumed greater responsibilities. When
elected to the United States senate yonr
enlightened and conservative statesman
ship commanded the respect and gained
the confidence of the American people.
The platform adopted by the National Re
publican conventfon marks oat with clear
ness and precision the creed of the
party. The American system of protection
to American labor and American products
in American markets ; sacredness and
parity of the ballot; protection of Ameri
can citizens, native and adopted, at home
and abroad, on land and on sea ; prohibi
tion of Chinese immigration ; buildiDg up
of our Davy ; the erection of coast de
fenses ; especial care of old soldiers and
sailors of the republic, are questions which
occupy a conspicuous place in our platform.
When Air. Estee concluded Gen. Harri
son read his reply from manuscript in a
! full, rich voice as follows:
''Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Com
mittee :—The official notice which you have
brought of the nomination conferred upon
me by the Republican National Conven
tion, recently in session at Chicago, excite«
emotions of a profound, though somewhat
conflicting character. That after a
fall deliberation and free consulta
tion, the representatives of the
Republican party of the United States
should have concluded that the great prin
ciples enunciated in the platform adopted
by the convention conld be la some meas
ure safely confided to my care is an honor
of which I am deeply sensible and for
which I am very grateful. I do not as
sume or believe that this choice implies
that the convention found in me any pre
eminent fitness or exceptional fidelity to
the principles of gtreomment to which we
are mutually pled^a. Aly satisfaction
with the result would be altogether
spoiled if that resalt had been reaohed
by any unworthy methods or by the dis
paragement of the more eminent men, who
divided with me the suffrages of the con
vention. Relying wholly upon the consid
erate judgement of our fellow citizens and
gracious God we wiil confidently snbmit
our cause to the arguments of a free ballot.
The day you have chosen for this visit
suggests no thoughts that are not in har
mony with the occasion. The Republican
party has walked in the light of Die
dec a ration of independence and has lifted
the shaft of patriotism upon the foundation
laid at Bunker Hill. It has made a more
perfect union secured by making all men
free. As soon as may be possible I shall,
by letter, communicate to yonr chairman a
more formal acceptance of the nomination,
and it is proper to say that I have already
examined the platform with some care and
that its declarations, to some of which your
chairman has alluded, are in harmony with
my views. It gives m pleasure,gentlemen,
to receive you in my home and to thank
you for the manner in which you have
conveyed your official message."
LoDg and hearty applause re-echoed
throughout the house as General Harrison
concluded his address. The formalities of
the occasion hariDg concluded, General
Hariison instantly became a genial host,
while Chairman Estee, acting as master of
cermonies, introduced each of the gentle
men as they passed the ladies. General
Harrison invited the members of the com
mittee to remain and partake of an elegant
lunch which was spread in the spacious
dining room adjoining the library. After
the committee had been served the General
and his son came out and rounded up the
hungry newspaper men and served them
with the good things of his table. Air.
Jackson, a reporter for the New York Sun,
was overcome by the heat while in the
diawing room during the speech-making
Predictions That the Republican
Nominees Will be Elected.
Indianapolis, July 5. —The census of
ODinion of the members of the Harrison
notification committee is that the Repub
lican ticket will be elected. AI. M. Estee,
who was chairman of the Chicago conven
tion, says that since the Chicago conven
tion he has traveled in Pennsylvania and
New York and the result of his observa
tions is that Harrison and Morton will
carry New York. Obed Wheeler, a New
York member of the committee, says that
he has talked with many lead
ing politicians of New York city
since his return from Chicago
and his conclusion is that New York will
go lor Harrison. "The issue of protection
will be fonght squarely out in New York,"
said he, "and there is no doubt but that we
will win. Thousands of leading business
men who have heretofore voted the Demo
cratic ticket will not support its free
trade platform this year, and will vote for
Harrison. Mr. Morton's candidacy
will help things, too. He is known
all over the State as an hon
est, successful business man without
any of the disagreeable features that so
often attach to rich men. He has never
been a stock joobber nor railroad wrecker
and he is respected alike by rich and poor.
The Irish vote on which democrats count
so strongly in New York city will disap
point them. Every Irishman who voted for
Blaine last election will vote for Harrison,
and thousands beside. Blaine will stump
the state for the ticket. The Irishmen
know too much about political economy
as administered by England in Ireland to
give the English policy aDy foothold here
and Air. Blaine will Help them to under
stand the situation."
M. D. Foley, of Nevada, said Morton's
nomination would add strength to the
ticket. "I have been mainly in New York
since the convention," said Air. Foley, "and
my opinion is that Air. Aloiton's record as
a business man will be an impoitant factor
in our favor in the campaign. When
Alorton failed in the panic throagh the
failure of his customers, be turned
over everything to his customers.
This paid them a certain amount of their
claims, and wheti, some years later,
Alorton made money he paid every cent of
the old indebtedness with interest,although
he was legally released from all claims.
This is business honor that is too often
lacking, and Air. Morton's possession of it
will raise him in the opinion of business
men throughout the country."
Judge Charles W. Clisbee, of Alichigan,
said : "People who talk about
Alichigan being a doubtful State^ simply
don't know the facts. Alichigan is abso
lutely safe for the Republican ticket. The
protection plank alone would carry the
state, but a large proportion of the prohibi
tion vote will come to us. Another thing ;
there are thousands of old soldiers in the
State who have been Democrats and voted
for Cleveland in 1884, and not one-half of
them will do so this time. They have had
enough of him. They will vote for the old
soldier, Ben Harrison. Air. Estee, speak
ing of the prospects in Indiana, eaid: "We
will carry Indiana certaihly. The Demo
crats, while they keep up a bold front,
admit when thej speak their real minds
that they have very little show. One of
their leading men hgre, an old-time, well
known democrat, told me he did not think
Cleveland conld carry the state against
Harrison. Estee would not name thfe gen
tleman he referred to, but inference was
drawn that he meant Senator McDonald.
"We have a ticket we can fight with,"
said Jndge Clisbee, "and sneh a ticket
always gets stronger." Blainewill make a
tour of the doubtful states and work for the
ticket, and this will, it is thought, com
mand many votes.
Visiting Gen. Harrison.
Indianapolis, July 9.—A delegation of
ladies from Benton Harbor, Alich., called
on Gen. Harrison to-day. They were pre
sented by Col. Ward, who was the Michigan
delegete to the Chicago convention. The
delegation was cordially received by the
general who made a short speech in which
he referred to the active part taken by
Alichigan in many achievements of the Re
publican party.
Pension Bills Vetoed.
Washington, July 5.—A message from
the president was received by the senate
to-day vetoing the bill granting a pension
to Alary Aün Doherty. The president
shows 'he bad character of the woman and
that her husband, on account of whose
death a pension was desired, is alive and
is himself drawing a pension.
The president also returned without his
approval the senate bill to grant a pern ion
to J. B. Alorton, of Nebraska, as dependent
father of Calvin Alorton, wh claimed his
son was killed in u battle with Indians in
the Custer massacre. The president said:
"His name does not appear on any record
of the soldiers engaged in that battle, and
considering a complete list of the casualties
attending that battle the death of the son
of the beneficiary is far from being satis
factorily established."
The senate bill to pension Polly H.
Smith, the widow of Lieutenant J. H.
Smith, Second artillery, who served in the
army from 1854 to 1870, was also returned
without executive approval, on the ground
that his death had bo connection with his
Washington, July 0.— The President
has vetoed the bills granting pensions to
Nathaniel D. Chase, Harriet Cooper and
William M. Campbell, Jr., and the bill for
the relief of VanBnren Brown.
The Ratification Committee Repair to
Rhinecheck and Perform Their
To Notify Morton.
New Yobk, July 6.— The committee on
notification appointed by the Republican
convention arrived to-D'ght at Alurray
Hill hotel. Chairman Estee received a
few personal friends and then retired to the
Union J eague club to prepare an address
to be di livered at Ruinebeck to Air. Alor
ton to-morrow.
New York, July 7. —The members of
the committee to officially notify Levi P.
Alorton of his nomination for the Vice
Presidency were astir early this morning.
Jndge AI. Al. Estee, of CahfcaDia chair
man of the committee, was receiving his
visitors in the parlor of the Alurray Hi!
Hotel at 9 o'clock. Secretary Dougherty
worked most ot the night and looked
weary this morning. He went to the
Grand Central depot at 9, and when he
returned to the committee room he found
half a dozen of delegates awaiting him.
As they strolled in Captain Dougherty had
each affix his signature to the address
which was to be presented to Alorton.
The document is brief and general in its
terms, filling less than a single page of
parchment paper. Root and Carson, the
colored continuent, did not meet the party
at the hotel aud were not at the depot
when the committee entered the special
drawing room car at 10:30 o clock. Ex
Gov. Cbas. Foster, of Ohio, did not accom
pany the committee. The gentlemen com
posing the committee all left, as well as
substitutes from other states.
Soon after starting Secretary Dougherty
convened the committee for a meeting on
ways and means, and each member ot the
committee then deposited with the sec
re'ary his pro rata share ot expense ot
transportation. The time ot the trip was
consumed in discussing the political sit
The following is the correct text of the
neat and concise reply of the \ ice Presi
dential candidate to the committee of noti
"I am profoundly sensible of the high
honor which has been conferred npon me
by the National Republican convention
recently in session at Chicago, and thank
yon, gentlemen, for the courteous and
complimentary terms in which yon have
officially announced my nomination as the
candidate of the Republican party for the
Vice Presidency. I am also deeply sensible
of the honor conferred npon tlie state of
New York in the selection of a citizen of
this state as one of the standard bearers in
the approaching peacelul conflict ot the
two great political parties of the country
for supremacy in the governmental control.
New York represents to a large degree the
business interests of all those ever growing
and wider spreading communities of varied
interests and industries which it is the
mission of the Republican party to foster
and protect. The platform so wisely
adopted at Chicago has this mission in
view, and by its enunciation of these prin
ciples makes the issue clear and distinct.
I accept the position tendered by the con
vention, of which you are the representa
tives, and I will in dne time address yon,
Air. Chairman, an official communication
to that effect.
Political Conference.
New Yobk, July 10—A conference
was held to-day between a near represent
ative of General Harrison and Air. Alorton,
and it is stated that there was the most
cordial agreement as to the organization
of the committee and as to the plan of the
campaign. It is said the organization will
be made so as 'o represent all elements of
the party and preserve unity and har
mony. It has been supposed that the
chairman of the committee would go
West, bat it is said to-night that Clarkson,
of Iowa, and New, of Indiana, the two
Western men mentioned lor the place, have
both declined to consider it, and this will
insure an Eastern chairman, with the
probability that Col. Dudley, of Indiana,
will be made chairman of the executive
Opening ol the Cincinnati Exposi
Cincinnati, July 4. —The streets were
alive with strangers this afternoon. At 9
o'clock the gates of the exposition were
thrown open, and at 11 o'clock the formal
opening exercises began at Alusic Hall.
The state department was filled with May
lestival choruses and the Cine .nnati orches
tra. The entrance of Governor Foraker,
Governor Thayer, of Nebraska, Governor
Gray, of Indiana, Governor Beavër, of
Pennsylvania, with their brilliant staffs,
Hon. John Sherman and Hon. Benjamin
Batter worth was signalized by hearty ap
plause. An eloquent prayer was offered
by Rev. George B. Thayer. Governor
Thayer made a welcoming addess. He
began by naming the governors and others
who were present apes the platform.
When he named the last upon the list,
that illustrious non of Ohio, Senator Sher
man, there was a tempest of applause
which bid fair to interrupt the proceed
ings. Governor Foraker made the point
that this exposition was national in its
character and intended to be illustrative
and commemorative of the progress of Ohio
and the central states in the past centnry.
It was bit a few minutes of 12 o'clock
when President Allison annonneed that
they would wait for a signal from Airs.
Polk to start the machinery'. Suddenly a
gong in the hall sounded. A ripple of
applause and then the weird signal.
Governor Foraker explained to the
audience that the gong had been
sounded by electricity touched
by the finger of Mrs. Polk at her home in
Nashville. Then little Alary Allison, ten
years old, the daughter ef President James
AIIisod, stepped to the side of the stage
and, pressing an electric button, gave
twelve signals of the gong and put in mo
tion the ponderous machinery of the expo
sition. President Allison then formally de
clared the exposition open. After this
brief addresses were made by Govs. Thayer,
Gray and Beaver, Lient. Gov. Bryan, Hon.
Ben. J. Bntterworth and Hon. John Sher
man. The ceremonies were ended with a
great parade, which started promptly at
2:30 o'clock and moved without serious de
lay over a six mile route. It took two
hoars to pass a given point and was wit
nessed throughout by delighted crowds.
A Family Perish in Their Burning
Sault Ste. Mabie, Mich., July 7—A
farm honse belonging to George Dobbs
located about seven miles from here on the
Canada side of the river burned yesterday
causing the death qf four inmates. Airs.
Dobbs, 70 years of age, made her escape
bnt is badly burned. There is little hope
of her recovery.
Champion Swimming Match.
Buffalo, July 10.—In a five-mile swim
ming match for the championship of
America to-day, Thomas Riley beat P. F.
Mack, the Australian, by half a minute.
Time, one hear and twenty-six minutes.

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