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FOR vice-president:
Ib enforce frugality in public-expenditures and
Gbclish unnecessary taxation.
For Cong-re**, Sixth District.
REEL B. TERRY, of Fresno.
Democratic State Electoral Ticket.
..t tc. P. BERRY, of Sutter.
At Large. j B D MURPHY, of Santa Clara.
Ist.District .FRED BERINGER, of Sonoma.
3d District A. CAMINETTI, of Amador.
8d District C. A. JENKINS, ol Sacramento.
4thDistrict P. J. MURPHY,oI San Francisco
Mb District N. BOWDEN, of Santa Clara.
■€th' District. .BYRON WATERS, of Ban B'dino
Democratic State Ticket-
Chief Justice NILEB BEARLES, of Nevada
Associate Justice /JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, of
San Francisco.
Democratic County Ticket.
76th District S. A. WALDRON
T7th'Distriet A. R. STREET.
78th District W. M McFADDEN.
K_ |H. K. 8. O'MELVENY.
Long Term )A. W. HUTTON.
Short Term W. T. KENDBICK.
(Sheriff T. E. ROWAN
County Treasurer E. E. HEWITT.
County Clerk H. S. PARCELS.
County Auditor C. E. J. WHITE.
Pablio Administrator 8. LEVY.
Tax Collector. OMRI BULLIS
District Attorney J. R DUPUY.
County Coroner JOHN L. McCOY
County Surveyor S. H. FIN LEY.
2d District A. OSTHOFF
4th District J. W. VENABLE
City and Townalilo.
10. H. VIOLET.
City Justices |s. B. LOCKWOOD.
Township Justice WM. CRAWFORD
Constables Jr. j. DOMINGUEZ.
A Campaign of Fraud.
Mr.'Cleveland's issue as outlined in
Lis message sent to Congress nearly a
year ago, was intended to benefit the
people by cutting off the useless surplus
and leaving the people's money in the
channels of trade, where it would stimu
late industry and make business brisk.
It was intended to benefit the people
again by reducing the rates of taxation
on a great many articles of daily neces
sity, and thus make the cost of living
less to the average man. Once more, it
aimed to benefit the people by giving
American industries the benefit of
cheaper raw material, thus putting our
manufacturers on a more equal footing
with their competitors in other countries,
by which we might be able to enter the
markets of the world and sell our goods
alongside of those made in England or
This message recalled the people of
America from questions of a sectional
nature «nd likely to keep alive hostile
ieelings, and to stir up fresh bitterness in
the hearts of the people. It made it im
possible that there should be "another
President in the bloody shirt," and re
called the people to think of economic
and industrial topics for the bettering of
the condition of the people of all sections
of the Union.
Mr. Blame at once saw that the logic
and the facts were on the side of the
President, and that unless the issue could
be adroitly met the 1 >emocratic party
must sweep the country. Hence his
famous Florence letter, in which he
raised the utterly false cry of Free
Trade. Later on the British bugaboo
was ret up side by side with
the Free Trade scarecrow. The one
was meant to intimidate the laborer in
general, the other was made purposely to
catch the eye of the Irishman and work
on his known and natural hatred of
Out of these two false issues all possi
ble was made, but for very excellent
reasons , they did not work. Then the
surplus was brought up as a thing with
out existence, and the Democracy was to
be laughed out of court for trying to cut
off a portion of the revenue, all of which
was represented as being necessary
for the uses of the Government. Many
smaller scaramouches were introduced
to suit the temper of the people or the
prejudices of the section where they
were set up. They all failed.
The Republican Senate came to the
aid of the Democracy and upset its own
party on all the positions it had assumed.
The Senate tariff bill ripped up the scare
crews Mr. Blame, Colonel Quay and
their allies had set up, held the rags up
to ridicule, and pointed with derision to
the sawdust stuffing. By cutting off
$75,000,000 of revenue the Republi
can Senate makes It quite evident
that there is a surplus, and that the
people are being taxed too heavily. By
making a considerably larger average
reduction in the tariff schedule, the
Senate spikes the gun which was firing
the Free Trade bombs. The Senate bill
tells General Harrison that he had bet
ter study "maxims and markets" a little
ore: that this is a mere "question of
hadnles" after all, and that a step may
be taken in a certain direction without
its being necessary that the movement
will lau«' us in some far away and un
thoughl of radical extreme. It rips the
poor old scaramouch all to shreds and
Well, the false issue raised by 'the
Florentine Mosaic, and all '.he other big
roorbacks oi the campaign having be
come utterly exploded before the cam
paign has actually become really warm,
something must be done. California
has played a large part in this oampavgn
from the beginning. This State got up
the great cry "Blame or Bust," which
scheme preferred the latter alternative,
and actually and incontinently
"bust," and went all to pieces. This
State also is responsible for the
discovery of General Harrison's false
position on the vital question of t'hinese
exclusion, and that mistake has many
times returned to plague its great in
ventors. California, therefore, owes its
partynruch. It rises to the needs of the
hour and pays it. "Blame and Bust"
having "bust," Mr. Harrison's t'hinese
record having turned the tide on this
l'oast against him, the Republicans of
the ■< telden West must do something to
retrieve the downfailen fortunes of the
k. o. p. Lo! the needed some
thing has been done. It is the
West letter. The British bugaboo being
demolished by the President's Retalia
tion Message, the Free Trade scara
mouch being literally ripped up the back
by the Senate bill, the question now is
how shall we gull those obstinate Irish,
who are not half so ignorant as we
thought them to be. They suspect these
editorials from the English papers.
They think if free raw material in Amer
ica were to benefit England, the London
Timet would hardly favor Cleveland in
so open a manner. Besides, I ■ ladstone,
the noblemen Depew interviewed, John
Bright, the Manchester papers, are all
of one mind, that free raw material
in America will injure England. These
Irish who ate not half so ignorant as they
are thought, seem to be on to our game.
They do not scare worth a cent. Thus
the Republican leaders of California rea
soned, and thus came the Murchison let
ter and Mr. West's answer. It is a fraud
from one end to the other. There is no
such person as Murchison. But the
great "Blame or Bust" leaders, the fel
lows who discovered Harrison's Chinese
record, write a letter under a ficti
tious name. The soft-headed diplomat,
who represents the Court of St. James,
at Washington falls foolishly as a school
girl into the most palpable trap, the let
ter which he writes in answer duly finds
its way to the destination planned, the
concoctors of the scheme. They have
copies of the original letter of thefictitious
Murchison. These are all the circum
stances needed to prove the fraud prac
ticed on the slow-brained Saxon who is
called a diplomat.
Well what does it all amount to'. 1 The
slow-brained, so-called diplomat says he
does not think Mr. Cleveland or the
Democratic party intends or desires to go
to war with England if an honorable way
of settling the existing difficulties can
be found. That is absolutely all.
Did anyone suppose the con
trary to be the case ? Does any patriotic
American want any other course pur
sued ? Is it the intention of Mr. Harrison
and of his party in case of their success
at the polls, to go to war with England,
and not try to settle this matter by di
plomacy ? For the sake of the country
we hope not. And they do not. The Re
publican party does not allow the Presi
dent to carry out his Retaliation policy.
The Republican Senate killed the bill,
and adjourned leaving it in the pigeon
holes. It would injure one or two Eng
land seaports. They do not intend to go
to war with England. Then what is
| going to be done with the great mare's
nest which a few political novices have
found in the West letter? It is a new
sort of scarecrow which will not scare.
The Scott Bill.
As no Democratic paper in the State
has had the fairness or enterprise to
publish the vote on the Scott Exclusion
bill in the Senate,which showed that the
Democrats almost unanimously tried to
beat it, we make this offer bo that their
readers may be enlightened: If they
will publish the same we will furnish
them a truthful story from the Congres
sional Record, date and pane, exhibiting
the facts that Democratic" Senators re
pudiated the Scott bill and denounced it
as a Republican measure; that four
Democratic Senators distinctly denied
that the Administration was responsible
for its passage; that eleven Demo
cratic Senators spoke against the bill and
condemned it as a political trick; that at
least three Democratic Senators declared
that the Chinese were useful citizens;
that one Democratic Senator declared
that the Chinese were more desirable
than the negroes; that sixteen Demo
crats voted against the bill, and only five
for it; that Senator Stewart was in
charge of the bill in the Senate; that
after its passage a Democratic repre
sentative, whose duty it was to de
liver it to the President, had to
be forced, under threats of in
vestigation, to do so; and finally, that
although Cleveland was compelled to
sign it, he made abject apologies for do
ing so, and recommendations which, if
adopted, would have destroyed the value
and force of the act. We not oniy will
furnish the story, but challenge anyone
to impugn its veracity. How about it?
Is there a Democratic paper in the State
honest enough to take us up and distin
guish itself by being the first paper of its
party to give its readers all the facts re
garding the passage of the Scott bill n —
[San Francisco Chronicle.]
A correspondent sends the above to
this office and asks to have it explained.
No task could possibly be more easy.
After the bill had passed both Houses
and been sent to the President, the
Chronicle on September 28th said this:
It is nearly if not quite apparent that
Mr. Cleveland is going to veto the Scott
bill, and that he is looking for a soft
place on which to drop. II he can make
the people of this Coast believe that
those two bold, bad men, Bill Scott and
Captain—we mean Solicitor-General—
Jenks, got up a conspiracy and sneaked
the Exclusion bill into the House without
his knowledge; that it went through that
body while he was digging worms for
bait, or vetoing a pension bill, or amus
ing himself in some other way; and that
he was in blissful ignorance of the
debate in the Senate and of the
Democratic attempt to beat the bill,
he may make the people out here be
lieve that he can veto the bill with
out being inconsistent; but we do not
think he can. 01 course it would ease
him down very much if he could deny
any knowledge of the preparation or in-
troduchon of the bill, but mm think tie will
hart to acknowledge the paternity of the
bilt eren if M Hckt it out of doors tnth a
Does any oce suppose that the Scott
bill would have passed the Democratic
House in the twinkling of an eye if the
President had net Mood behind the scenes
and pulled the strings which madf his pup
pets dame.' For good or ill, Cleveland is
bound to the inception of the Scott bill,
and if he vetoes it to catch the Mugwump
vote of New York, as he seems likely to
do, it will br nothing short of child-murder.
In this case one cannot quote Philip
sober against 'Philip drunk. He seems
to be drunk all the time. Since Mr. De
Young discovered the "Blame or Bust"
business, and Harrison's Chinese record
he should not be held responsible for
anything. Those two achievements are
enough for one short life.J
It the Herald maintains with Sec
retary Bayard that there is vastly more
produced in this country than there is a
market for. It wants "free trade, how
ever, that raw materials may be brought
in free, assuming thattliereoy manufact
uring will be increased. If we are already
manufacturing more than there is a mar
ket fcr, of what use is it to still further
increase the manufacturing product ? —
This is not referred to in order to set
the lExpreis right. We have taken long
ago a hint from Cicsar am! do not at
tempt to lift up Olympus, or attempt any
other impossible task. But the
excerpt opens the way for
us once more to point out
the line position the Democratic policy
will place us in. Mr. Atkinson, Mr.
Blame, and tour esteemed war tax con
temporary, all concede that we are man
ufacturing more than there h a "Home
market" lor. Then the "Home market"
theory of the war-tax party it a failure,
a falsehood, a snare and a delusion.
What is the remedy ? We cat.not sell in
the outside markets of tiie world for the
reason that our manufacturers are at a
disadvantage as compared with those oi
other countries in having to pay a high
import tax on their raw material. We
plead for raw material duty free in order
to put our industries on an equal
footing with those oi England. Then we
can sell as cheap as they do and compete
in the outside markets. There is the
outlet we seek for our surplus manufac
tures. It is an argument the Exprese,
which puts its candidate's brains in so
peculiar a part of his anatomy, will prob
ably not comprehend; hut the merest
tyro in political economy will understand
it. The people understand it, am! will
vote on it.
Keek your eyes oj>3n for more "Flor
entine Mosaics" and "Murchison let
ters." The old scarecrows are all gone
to pieces. The people are laughing at
the rags and the sawdust. But there
will be more. There are mills at work
all over the country grinding out this
sort of "tariff literature" for the great
"campaign of thought." There will be
no end of roorbacks, better or worse, in
the next ten days. Do not walk
about in an unguarded manner. You
cannot tell when in a turn in the lane
you will run across a scaramouch. When
you do encounter the political "Raw-
Head and Bloody Bones" _'ust give it the
laugh and pass on. They amuse the
people setting them up and do not hurt
our cause by the amount of one vote.
Hear the hilarity all around us over the
'West Letter." - Less mat ers have
turned a campaign," we are gravely
told. Truly so. Burchard's three great
Rs. But they were smarter than the
West letter, and they were thrown out at
the right moment. The West letter will
turn nothing but the heads of its con
Concoctebs of "Murchison letters"
will find that Irishmen as a rule carry
their brains in the right place, and have
plenty of them. The hatred of the Irish
race to English misrule :s founded on
long years of wrong. It does not at this
late day take fright at a scarecrow. The
intelligent Irishman gives no more for
the views of Sir Lionel Sackville West,
or of any other fat-brained diplomat from
the "Tight little Isle," or elsewhere, than
he does for the maunderings of the Billy
people who invented the Murchison Let
ter. The average Irish voter is unalter
ably opposed to Chinese immigra
tion and to Know-Nothingism. He
finds both the ( hinese and the
Native American heresy rankly imbed
ded in the mind of the Republican can
didate. These principles are his guiding
star, and he will not be misled by any
wntifatuw like the "Murchison Letter."
Why not give us a real, old-fashioned
Mulligan letter? There was meat in
that. Indite us one to "Dear Hubbell,"
or to "Buir.-this-Letter Fisher."
The uncrowned king of Maine in his
speeches, is using Mr. Edward Atkinson,
of Boston, as an authority. Mr. Atkin
son is an ai'ie statistician, but he is not
an unbiased one. The slippery bean
eater is a teller oi half truths and he
tells them in such deft words that they
are at times almost convincing. Mr.
Atkinson iong since won the title of
attorney for the monopolists. He has
always endeavored to prove that labor is
as well paid as it ought to be and has no
right to a hand in profit-sharing. He is
always for the plutocrats.
iL A Mr. Anderson, of Los Angeles, tells
the Pittsburg Dispatch that a "Demo
cratic Club of 500 recently flopped to
Harrison." Where this remarkable
occurrence took place was not stated
Anderson has not heretofore been heard
from in the canvass, which is strange
for he is evidently something of a cam
paign liar himself.—[S. F. Alta.J
Holy smoke! Now talk of going away
from home to learn news about yourself!
Who is Anderson? Who are the club?
When was the flop?
Foe ten days the air will be full of
"Murchison letters." Let no man's
heart misgive him. They will do no
harm in the world. There is not a vote
in a million of them.
Democratic Day in the City
of Pork.
The Doctrines of Democracy Held
Forth by Thnriuac and
. Assoc lEted Preßs Discatches to rhe Eerau.l
Cincinnati, October 25. —Democratic
Day at the Ex position here was a suc
cess. The weather was fine and the
crowd large. A great many visitors called
duiing the day and were received in
Judge Thunnan's parlor. At 2 o'clock
the party was driven about town and to
the reviewing stand. The streets were
filled with peojle, and about the
ssand tie streets were packel.
There were eight divisions, com
posed of local visiting Democratic
clubs, all of whom shouted vigor
ously as they passed the stand. It took
exactly one hour for the procession to
pass the stand. The exposition build
ings were crowded, and Music Hall was
filled with upwards of 8;000 people.
When Judge Thurman was introduced
he was enthusiastically cheered. He
said, in substance:
Gentlemen—We are in the midst of an
extraordinary campaign, the most extra
ordinary campaign I have ever gone
through, many as I have taken part in
during my life. We are in a campaign
1b which our adversaries have the bold
ness and audacity to tell the people that
the way to make the people rich is to
make them pay more taxes than their
government wants applause , that the
way to benefit the condition of a man is
to tax him and everything which is neces
sary tojhis existence and comfort as an
American citizen. And that is calle t
protection to the laboring man, as if you
could protect a laboring man by
robbing him of his earnings and
verifying the old saying of "robbing
Peter to pay Paul." 'Applause. This
is deception and delusion.
Here followed a lengthy analysis of
the relation of labor to capital and' of the
relation of both to the country, in which
the speaker said there could not be a
single dollar added to the wealth of the
world except by labor. Judge Thurman
was then interrupted by applause when
be produced his bandana. "You cheer
that old bandana," said he, "but I would
like to know how in the world I ever
would have gotten that bandana for you
to cheer if it had not been for labor.
[Prolonged applause/ Labor made it,
my labor enabled me to obtain money
enough to buy it and your labor will
make you enough to live in
peace, in quiet and in comfort if you only
understand what is to your own best in
He then went on to say that tiie annual
production of the wealth of this world is
divided into threee or four parts. One
part goes to the capitalist who furnishes
the money , who lends his money out at
interest, and nobody begrudges him his
interest if he only charges a reason able
interest, Another part goes to the man
ufacturer, the man who carries on busi
ness, and he makes his profit as recom
pense for his labor and his work and his
skill, and nobody objects to his having a
reasonable compensation. The remain
ing part goes to the laborer to pay for his
wages, and if he gets fair wages, honest
wages, then he does not complain. But
if he does not get his fair share, if ho is
oppressed, if he is trampled down under
foot, if his labor is exacted from him
without due compensation, then he is a
defrauded man and he ought to com
Some German in the audience, hand
ing the speaker an old horseshoe—l
picked it up during the time the proces
sion waß passing: that means victory.
It is a horseshoe.
Judge Thurman—l thank you, sir; I
will take it home with me. I will nail
it on my door, and keep these Republi
can witches that preach protection to the
ruin of the poor man, from entering my
household. [Great cheering, j
A voice—Nail it on the White House
door. | Laughter. [
Thurman then said Republican orators
had asserted that the Democrats were
the enemies of the laboring man, and in
this connection reiterated the statement
frequently made by him, that out of
every thousand voters in the Democratic
party, nine hundred and ninety are lab
oring men. Nearly all the happiness
they have on earth, said he, is derived
from the Democratic principles, which
have shielded them in their trouble in
life and made them contented and happy
aud prosperous men. [Continued ap
plause.] Democratic principles gave
them the right to vote. The Democracy
sprang from the sentiment written by
Thomas Jefferson, "All men are created
free and equal."
The speaker defied any man living to
point out one single amelioration of the
condition of the human race in Christen
dom, one single improvement of the con
dition of the laboring man, that had not
been the result of Democratic principles.
Why, some one may say, here were" the
Southern States that were Democratic
and they had Negro slavery. Yes. but
that sentence of Thomas Jefferson, "All
men are created free and equal," sprouted
out and grew up and in the end made
slavery impossible in any part of the
territory of the United States. [More
applause ] Our Republican friends say
to the Negro that they set him free.
They set him free? They would have
been in slavery for ten centuries to come
if they depended on them to set them
free. [Great cheering.] These words
from Thomas Jefferson's mouth and from
his pen are the words that set them free
in the end. It took time to do it, but in
time it did do it, and therefore I say it
aga.n, and I say it without fear of
successful contradiction, that no im
provements in the rights or in the condi
tion of the laboring man in Christendom
has ever been produced except by the
influence of Democratic principles. [Pro
longed applause.] The Democratic party
contains a majority of the people of the
United States. It contains a majority of
the voters of the United States. If these
men are opposed to the interests of the
laboring men, if they are enemies of
labor, then they are their own enemies;
and to say of the Democratic party that
it is the enemy of the laboring man is to
say of that party, " You are a set of idi
ots." The party that produced Jeffer
son, and Madison, and Monroe, and An
drew Jackson, and Grover Cleveland
great cheering and voices: "And Thur
man ! And Thurman !"), to say nothing
of other men, is by no means an idiotic
In conclusion he said : I think that on
the Cth day of next month, (rod willing,
we will teach them a lesson that will
make them cease to talk about the
Iteinocratic party being its own worst
enemy. [Great cheering.]
irehi dent Cleveland's regrets.
At the conclusion of Judge Thurman's
speech, President James Allison read the
following message from Washington:
1 regret very much that Mrs. Cleve
land and myself must deny ourselves
the pleasure of being at the exposition on
Democratic Day, and we can only say
that our disappointment is greater than
that of those who have kindly invited us.
Signed! Grovur Cleveland.
Speaker t 'arlisle followed Judge Thur-'
man. He agreed with Thurman in his
remarks concerning the connection of,
the laboring men with the Democratic
party, saying there is no part of the peo
ple of the United States who are so much
indebted to the Democratic party and
Democratic nrinciples for their pros
perity and growth, as the people of the
gieat Northwest. To it they owe the
vest territory which they inherit. To it
they owe the religious liberty which was
established for all time in the North
west by the ordinance of 17H7. To it
they owe exemption in that ordinance
from the institution of slavery.
Passing to the matter of the tariff the
speaker said: The Republican argument
is that if productions of foreign labor are
admitted into the country free of duty or
with a low rate of duty, the wages of the
laboring man must be equalized. I be
lieve a reduction of taxes upon the neces
sities of life would be of infinite advan
tage, not only to the laboring men but to
all the people of this country, thus ena
bling our manufacturers to enter all the
great mirkets of the world, but I do not
believe that by so doing it will reduce
the wages paid to the laboring men in
this country. If this is done the United
Stales will have access to all the be3t
markets of the world, and Kngland will
i-ease to he protected by the laws of the
United States. lam in favor of a reduc
tion of the taxes, not only to relieve the
laboring men, but also because it is abso
lutely necessary to reduce the surplus
revenues of the lioverment.
Carlisle read from Maine's Chicago
speech in relation to the surplus, claim
ing that Blame had misstated the facts
in relation to the action of the present
Congress in reference thereto. He con
cluded with highly eulogistic references
to President Cleveland and Judge Thur
man. To General Harrison he referred
as "a very respectable lawyer out here
at Indianapolis," and to Hon. L. P. Mor
ton as a very rich banker of Wall street.
The children who had represented the
different States presented Judge Thur
man with a beautiful floral tribute. A
Dayton man, who said he voted for
Biaine four years ago, but would this
year vote for Cleveland, presented a steel
horseshoe as an emblem of good luck.
Condensed Telegrams.
Richmond, Va., October 25.—The en
gineers to-day re-elected Chief Arthur.
Feknandina, Fla., October 25. —New
cases of yellow fever. 16; no deaths.
New York , October 25.—Captain Jel
lard, of the steamer Clarence, from Para,
waich arrived on Monday, died in Brook
lyn to-night of yellow fever.
Washington, October 25.—The report
from Fort Bufora, Montana, that the
Cheyenne Indians are in a starving con
dition, is discredited by the Indian Bu
reau oflioers. They say the Indians are
receiving their daily rations.
Columbus, October 25.—The Brother
hood of Railroad Brakeruen elected the
following officers: W. G. Kdens, Bucy
rus, Ohio, First Grand Master; S. C.
Foster, Ithica, N. V., Second Vice Grand
Master: T. T. Slattery, Butte. Mont,
Third Vice Grand Master.
Helena, Mont., October 25.—The first
train passed through Wickea tunnel, on
the Montana Central road yesterday.
The tunnel is 0,200 feet loDg and cost a
million and a half as it stands. It is
proposed now to line it through with
Minneapolis, October :\:>.— On Bohe
mian Flats to-night a family of eight Bo
hemians sat down to supper and almost
immediately after swallowing a few
mouthfuls of food, fell to the floor writh
ing with all the symptoms of arsenical
poisoning. The party was celebrating
the wedding of George Martin and his
bride, two of the victims. It is supposed
that the rival of Martin poisoned the
food. All are very ill and may die.
Springfield, 111., October 25.—The
General Missionary Society of the Chris
tian Church began its annual session
yesterday. The report of the Board of
Managers Bhows that over 15,000 were
added to the church through this branch
of endeavor, and the contributions for
missions for the different States aggre
gated $2:51,705. The Foreign Missionary
bociety report shows fifty-nine workers
in foreign fields. Receipts, $62,767; be
quests paid, $7,402. The Sunday schools
contributed on children's days, $17,662.
Washington, October 25. —At a meet
ing to-night of the Centennial and Expo
sition Executive Committee in charge
of the preparations for the Centennial of
the Constitution, in 188!), and the three
Americas and World's Exposition in
1892, it was decided to hold a meeting
of the National Board of Promotion, at
Washington, December 4th. This Board
is composed of the Governors of States
and Territories, the Mayors of fifty-two
leading cities, 166 Presidents and Secre
taries of Boards of Trade throughout the
United States, and the officers of State
and Territorial granges and Agricultural
Chicago, October 25.—The first regu
lar session of the L'niversalist Church in
general Convention, was held here yes
terday. The Convention was formally
organized by the selection of Hon. Hosea
W. Parker, of New Hampshire, for pre
siding officer. A collection was taken up
for the Gunn Ministerial Relief Fund,
and Rev. Chas. H. Eaton, D. D., of New
York, delivered a sermon, at the conclu
sion of which a recess waß taken. The
Convention to-day took up the fourth
article regarding a change of creed. A
discussion of great length ensued, and
the whole subject was referred to a com
mittee to raport at the next annual ses
Superintendent's Convention.
San Francisco, October 25. —Ira (J.
Hoitt, Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, has issued a circular to the County
Superintendent of Schools that the next
Biennial Convention of the County
Superintendents of this State will con
vene at the State Capitol in Sacramento,
Saturday, December 22nd, and continue
in session until December 28th.
Union Pacific Sniasli-up.
Ogden, Utah, October 25.—The west
bound flyer on the Union Pacific was
wrecked this morning near X vans ton,
Wyo., by running into a band of cattle.
The locomotive, baggage and express
cars were ditched. A fireman named
Kelly, who was on his way from tht>
East, was killed. The engineer was
seriously injured.
Itarn Kuraed.
San Jose, October 25. —A large barn,
containing 500 tons of hay, the property
of Oscar Reeves, was burned to-day.
Loss, $0,000; insurance about half.
The Irish-American Meeting
in New York.
A Magnetic Mixture —"Erin Go
Diiiun c Pluribiis
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. ;
New Yokk, October 26.—Blame will
make this city his headqnarters until
after the election, meanwhile Bpeaking
in neighboring States.
The Irishmen turned out iv full force
to-night to attend a mass meeting of
Irish Protectionists at Madison Square
Garden. The immense building was
crowded to overflowing half an hour be
fore the meeting was called to order, and
the adjacent streets were thronged with
people eager to get a glimpse of James
G. Blame, the attraction of the evening.
Seven thousand people Were in the build
ing at 8 o'clock when Judge A. L.
Morrison, of Arizona, read on behalf of
the Chairman, Patrick Ford, an address
in which these passages occurred: We
are here to-night, not as Irishmen to
consult for the interests of Ireland, but
as Americans to discuss American affairs
with American ends in view. We are
a foreign element, as loose phraseology
might imply ; we refuse to so regard our
selves. This land is our home, and in
the present National contest we see only
the Republic, and are concerned only for
her welfare. For üb, party lines are ob
literated. We know only Americans and
Anti-Americans. The man who fights
under the Hag ol Knglish free trade, no
matter of what race he may be, whether
he knows it or not, is practically one of
the Knglish enemy. And on the other
band, the man who fights under the flag
of protection to America, whether native
or foreign, that man we hail as comrade,
brother and American.
Patrick Egan and Healy spoke,
and Mr. Blame commenced after this
message from General Harrison had
been read:
I gratefully accept the congratulations
of the Irish-American Protectionists now
assembled in mass meeting at Madison
Square Garden, and in return congratu
late them upon the magnificent impulse
their intelligent zeal has given to the
cause of protection in this campaign.
(Signed) Bknj. Harrison.
Blame said: Mr. CHAIRMAN—I speak
to-night to men of Irish birth, but not
in relation to their connection with the
British Empire. I speak to them in rela
tion to their citizenship to the great
American republic (applause I and ol the
duties they owe, and to the policies they
should pursue. The strongest lesson for
the Irishman in America is to be found
in his experience in his native land. The
fairest and almost richest portion of
all Europe, destined to poverty
and to suffering, and to the ex
ile of millions of her children
because of misgovernment; destined
primarily to utter financial ruin, because
her people were not allowed to adopt for
her own use and her own advantage the
principle of protection, for which all
Irishmen should struggle in America.
So great is the agricultural worth of Ire
land that only forty years ago she shipped
a greater amount of produce across the
channel to England than the United
States exports to all the countries—
greater than the Empire of Rus
sia sent to the other countries of
Europe, and with all this where
is Ireland to-day ? She shares the fate of
all countries purely agricultural; she
shares the fate that would in a large de
gree overtake us if free trade should have
its way and reduce us to an agricultural
people (applaiiEe); and yet to-night I fear
that the Irish voters of America, or the
Irish-American voters will cast their bal
lots on the Oth day of November as the
present Government of England would
desire them to cast it. [Cries of "No!"
"No!"] I wish you could make that
"No" a large majority of the Irish vote
of the United States.*
For the last four months the Demo
crats have been denying and the Repub
licans aflirming that the first and last
constant wish of England was that Cleve
land's administration should be sustain
ed by the whole force of English publi
cations, and just when they had begun
to make an impression upon the people
that such might not be the fact, we have
a letter of the British Minister to Wash
ington (groans) urging the re-election of
Cleveland. And you can never inter
pret the letter until you know the letter
that called it forth.' To get the whole
gist and meaning of a correspondence,
you must have both sides of it, and this
letter from the British Minister was
called forth by a letter from California,
written by a native of England.
Blame then read the letter in which
the writer stated to Sackville West that
his faith had been Bhaken by President
Cleveland's administration, and wrote to
the British Minister to dissolve his
doubts; and Mr. Blame explained that
Mr. West said to the California man that
the recent proceedings of the President
were only a little by-play and did not
mean anything. He need not be afraid,
and all other English voters could go
ahead with perfect confidence.
Three Ministers of the United States,
resumed Mr. Blame, certainly two, re
ceived their walking papers for offenses
less than that, and to-night, if the Ameri
can Minister in England shoud write to
an English subject, advising him to sup
port a measure as favorable to the United
States, he would be politely invited to
sail home by the next steamer. Then
what does the Secretary of State do 9
Why, he says it was no harm—it was
only in private. Well, suppose he sends
it in a private circular; suppose he issues
10,000 of them and marks them "pri
vate" on the corner, and there came a dis
covery, I suppose Secretary Bayard would
say, "Not a particle of harm, so long as
you mark them 'private,' and as long as
you mark them 'private' they will have
just as much beneficial effect when they
get into print." And so this has done
its perfect work. It was written for
Grover Cleveland, and [groans] it was
written in aid of him to bring naturalized
English voters to his Bupport; and Mr.
Cleveland's premier at the head of his
Cabinet, says it is all right and we are to
have a British Minister at Washington,
giving his opinion as to what we should
do in this country in our political and
our domestic parties.
One remark he makes I wish to com
ment upon particularly, for I call it an
insult to the Republican party, saying
that the rejection of the Republican Sen
ate of an outrageous and miserable and
dastardly fisheries treaty was a mere
political ruse for this campaign. He has
no right to say so; there never has been
a Senate before in the history of
this republic, Democratic or Whig,
Republican or Eedera!, that would

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