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DAILY HERALD.
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 1888.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET.
FOB PRESIDENT:
GROVER CLEVELAND, of New York.
FOR vice-president:
ALLEN G. THURMAN, of Ohio.
To enforce frugality in public expenditures and
abolish unnecessary taxation.
For Cong-re", Sixth District.
REEL B. TERRY, Of Fresno.
Democratic state Electoral Ticket.
..t.«.- iß< *• BERRY, of Sutter.
At Large... j B D . MURPHY, of Santa Clara.
Ist District FRED BERINGEK, of Sonoma.
M District. A. CAMINETTI, of Amador.
Sd District.C. A. JENKINS,of Sacramento.
Ash District PJ. MURPHY,of Ban Francisco.
6th District. N. BOWDEN, of Santa Clara.
6th District. .BYRON WATERS, of San B'dino.
Democratic State Ticket.
Chief Justice NILEB SEARLES, of Nevada
Associate Justice. JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, of
San Francisco.
Democratic County Ticket.
STATE SENATORS.
•9th District VICTOR MONTGOMERY.
ASSEMBLYMEN.
76th District 8. A. WALDRON.
77th District i-tL«H A - R - STREET.
78th District ii.,I..WVM. McFADDEN.
SUPERIOR JUDGES.
_ ,H. K. 8. O'MELVENY.
Long Term j Aw HUTTON.
abort Term W. T. KENDRICK.
Sheriff T. E, ROWAN.
County Treasurer E. E HEWITT.
Clerk™ H. 8. PARCELS.
County Auditor C. E. J. WHITE.
County Recorder GEORGE HERRMANN.
Public Administrator ■ ■ ■-_8- LEVY.
Tax Collector. OMRI BULLIS.
District Attorney J. R- DUPUY.
County Coroner JOHN L. McCOY.
County Surveyor 8. H. FINLEY.
SUPERVISORS.
Sd District A. OSTHOFF.
4th District J. W. VENABLE.
6th District GEORGE BEBBONETT.
City ana Township.
(O. H. VIOLET.
City Justices .(S B. LOCKWOOD.
Township Justice WM. CRAWFORD.
„ " *_ (CHAS. ROBERTS.
Constables j K j dominguez.
To-night the local Democracy will be
addressed by the eloquent New York
orator, Senator T. F. Grady, at the
Academy of Music. All the Democratic
clubs of the city will turn out in force to
do the distinguished Gothamite honor.
It will be a notable event.
People's minds are not to be misled
from the main issue by a fraudulent let
ter written by a trickster and knave and
answered by an inter-meddler and
fool. The issue is a square one and the
voters understand it. It is Harrison,
High Taxes and Free Whisky on one
side, or Cleveland, low taxes and cheap
clothing on the other.
The Kalamazoo Telegraph makes a
showing that is in the nature of a
revelation. In eight counties that
went for Blame in 1884 aggregate
Democratic gains are shown of 1,283 out
of a total vote 14,177. The deduction is
made, from these figures, that if eight
counties show a Democratic gain of more
than 11 per cent., and this rule holds
good throughout the State Blame's
plurality of 3,308 in 1884 will be wiped
out and a plurality of 40,000 will be given
this year for Cleveland and Thurman.
The tariff reformers regard Michigan as
good fighting ground, and they are con
testing every foot of its soil with the
champions of high taxation.
Detective Metzler is forced into a
singular position by a decision of the
Mayor. Judge King made a verbal
statement to the Police Commissioners,
a week ago, that one Buster had told
him that a man had given Metzler $28
not to prosecute a charge against him;
but that Metzler had returned all but $3
of tbe money. Buster has left the city,
and when the Police Commissioners
called Metzler yesterday he denied that
there was any truth in the charge. The
Mayor, however, insisted that the de
tective should prove his innocence, and
Metzler is in a quandary to know how he
is going to prove that be is not guilty of
an offense of which he is not formally
charged, and in relation to which there
has been no proof offered.
The view taken by Secretary Bayard
and other Cabinet Ministers to the effect
that Murchison's offense is a crime and
falls under the purview of the statutes
therein made and provided, will be very
likely to keep that recreant more closely
concealed than ever. It looks as if the
wily newspaper reporter and the lynx
eyed detective were to be
cheated ef their prey. Still there
are many who could cause this
shadow of name to materialize if they
would. Most of them are men of sncb
high honor that the reward of $2,000
offered by the Democratic National Com
mittee will have no jot of influence on
their minds. Not threats, punishment,
nor bribes could reach them. But the
secret may already have leaked iuto the
ears of some fellow of tbe baser sort who
will give it np. We shall see.
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 31. 1888,
Gross Abuse at a Public Trust.
Mr. S. A. Waldron, Democratic candi
date for tbe Assembly, in his speech at
South Pasadena on Saturday night, as
reported in the Herald, said that County
Clerk Dunsmoor had refused, in 1886,
to register 194 Democratic voters because
of an informality on the part of the
deputies who had enrolled their names.
Mr. Waldron said that this was no elec
tion clap-trap charge, for Mr. Dunsmoor
himself had admitted under oath, in the
contest of Lynch vs. Vandever, that he
had refused to register these names
because they were Democrats; but that
if they had been Republicans he
would have accepted them. Mr. Wal
loon's memory was at fault as to the
exact answer of Mr. Dunsmoor, but his
fact is substantially correct. The history
of the transaction is briefly this: The
County Clerk had publicly notified the
electors of Los Angeles county that regis
trations would close on the 2d of October,
1886. Later in the month of October,
about the 10th or the 12th, he determined
to issue a supplemental register to be
kept open till the 27th, and said that he
had sent out notice of this extension of
time to his registry clerks, among whom
there were, as he guessed, some ten
or twelve Democrats; but all, ex
cepting those in Santa Ana and
in Downey, in precincts where but
a very small number of votes were
polled. It is matter of history, however,
that it was not generally known that
names could be registered after the 2d
of October. About the 21st, a circular
from the Republican Central Committee
fell into the hands of the Democratic
Committee, advising Republican depu
ties to keep on enrolling voters, as
names would be received for registra
tion by the County Clerk up to the
27th of October. This aroused
the Democrats, and they got Mr.
Bilderrain, who was the County Asses
sor, and who had the legal right to do
so, to appoint a number of Democratic
deputies to enroll names of voters (well
understood, Democratic voters,; for regis
tration. The only public notice given by
Mr. Dunsmoor that names could be
registered till the 27th, was published in
an obscure corner of the Evening Ex
press on the 25th and 26th of
October. The Democratic deputy's
assessors went out and enrolled
194 names, and when they were returned
to the County Clerk's office, Mr. Duns
moor made difficulties about registering
them because of the informality of the
deputies' appointments not having been
filed in his office. Hon. S. M. White,
Hon. R. F. Del Valle and another Demo
crat interviewed Mr. Dunsmoor, and he
promised them to place the names on the
Great Register. On the 28th of October,
however, Mr. Dunsmoor made up his mind
not to put those names on the Great
Register, without having notified Mr.
White that he had reconsidered his
former determination. Now here comes
tbe animus of the City Clerk. It must
be remembered he was running for a
re-election, and that he changed his
mind about registering the 194 names
because, as he deposed, after he had
promised Mr. White to accept them he
saw the District Attorney, who was also
a candidate /or re-election, and he told
him that the names had not been legally
enrolled, yet he never notified the Dep
uty Assessor or Mr. White of the fact.
The testimony, at page 23, of Lynch vs.
Vandever, says:
Question —If these deputy assessors
had been Republicans, and had not filed
their appointment in your office, would you
not have notified them of the fact, and
that any action had by them prior to the
filing of their appointments was illegal ?
Mr. Campbell (counsel for Vandever)
objected.
Question by Mr. Roberts (counsel for
Lynch)— Would you not, sir?
Answer —Very probably I would have
notified them.
Now here Mr. Dunsmoor admits, under
oath, that he would "very probably"
have taken different action in his ca
pacity as County Clerk with reference to
those names if they had been sent in by
Republican instead of Democratic dep
uties. In other words, he would have
notified Republican deputies that they
must file their appointments in
his oflice before he would register
the names they bad handed in, whilst
he in fact refused or purposely neglected
to notify the Democratic deputies.
It is manifest that this action of the
County Clerk disfranchised for that elec
tion the 194 Democratic voters enrolled
by the deputy assessors, and that if they
had been Republican voters tbey would
have got on the supplemental register
and their votes have been polled. "A
public office is a public trust," but Mr.
Dunsmoor evidently did not so consider
it in his case at that time.
Mr. Waldron was very right when he
said that the loss of these votes to the
Democratic party has resulted in great
disaster to the taxpayers of this county.
They would have defeated the Republi
can candidate for County Assessor,
for Mr. Mason was only elected by
a plurality of about eighty, and
that official has succeeded in so over
assessing the property of Los Angeles
county as to make our people pay into
the State Treasury three dollars to one
paid by the taxpayers in the Northern
counties on property of equal value.
This we have been doing now for
two years; but the evil effects
of this over-assessment will follow us for
an indefinite number of years, as it
seems to be an absolute impossibility to
obtain justice in this respect from a State
Board of Equalization.
We submit to the taxpayers of Los
Angeles whether a County Clerk whose
arbitrary and indefensible act has
brought this great evil upon them, and
who has abused his trust for an advan
tage to his party, as the record shows,
ought to be continued in office.
Your high Protectionist always points
with pride to tbe lessened cost of steel
rails under his system. He forgets to
tell us about the great improvements
made in the Bessemer steel process by
American genius, which is tbe real cause
of this lessened price for the rails. He
forgets to tell you that tbe cost of rails
in America is always at least
$15 more than in England,
where rails are not protected.
He also forgets that when the duty on
rails was cut down from $28 to $17 per
ton, he told us that all our mills would
stop and all our furnaces go out. The
cut was made, but Mr. Carnegie's indus
try seems to flourish under the lower
duty. He is the only man hurt by it,
and he is the fellow now who is telling
us that if the duty is reduced from $17.
or one hundred per cent, ad valorem,
to $11 wages will be the lower for it.
Mr. Carnegie is paying just as high
wages under the $17 tariff as he paid
under the $28 tariff; and he would not
cut them under the $11 tariff. They are
as low now as they well can be. What
ever the tariff may be Mr. Carnegie will
pay as little wages as possible.
Let us see. Mr. Mike De Young as
sured the leading Republican delegates
at the National Convention that if Gen
eral Harrison was nominated for Presi
dent he could not get the vote of Califor
nia on account of bis pro-Chinese record
in the United States Senate upon the
Restriction Acts. Harrison having been
nominated in spite of his pro-Chinese
record, our local Republicans are putting
forth herculean efforts to carry the State.
They are reinforced in their efforts by
money and orators from the East, aud
such men as Tom Reed, who voted in the
House as Harrison voted in the Senate,
are sent here to make votes for Harri
son. The Democrats of California
are boldly making the Chi
nese question an issue. Now
suppose that this State, under the cir
cumstances, should be carried for Harri
son, what will the Eastern Republicans,
who are in the main in favor of
Chinese immigratio.i, argue from
such a result? Will they not
say that Californ-' • is opposed to the
radical principle of exclusion, and
favorable to their views upon this sub
ject? Most assuredly. And would not
the fact that our State had endorsed
Harrison after a campaign in which this
question had been made a positive
issue by the Democrats, justify the
Republicans in drawing such a conclu
sion ? That being the case, what would
be the next step of the pro-Chinese Re
publicans? Why to repeal the Exclu
sion Act on the ground that Californians
did not want such a measure, or they
would have carried the State for Cleve
land, who gave them that law, as against
Harrison, whose official acts pro
claimed him as one of the most open and
determined champions of Chinese immi
gration in the country. Therefore Cali
fornians may rest assured that if they
hand the State over to Harrison they
will let down the bars which the Dem
ocracy have set up against the ingress of
Chinese.
When preparations were being made
in New York for Brother Blame's great
speech on protection—for labor of
course—at the Polo Grounds, the very
platform from which he spoke was built
by "scab" carpenters. The Uuion men
remonstrated, but the Protectionists in
charge gave them to understand that'
it was their function to hire the cheapest
labor to be had to erect the platform.
The other day all the girls at work for
the Union League in New York
getting out high tariff literature
under the direction of the Protectionists,
struck because the protectors of wages
would not pay them fair wages. The
girls said the League wanted work done
for sixty cents a day which was worth in
the open labor market $1.:>0 to $1.50.
Mr. Morton talks sometimes about his
interest in high taxes, and alleges that
biß interest in that scheme is because it
makes higher wages, but Mr. Mor
ton is a London banker as well
as a New York banker. He is
much in England, and at hie residence
at Peekskill-on-the-Hudson he has a
gang of imported laborers, brought over
of course to make better wages for the
labor already in New York. Mr.
Carnegie is one of the men most in
terested with Jay Gould and the Van
derbilts to keep up war tax rates for the
benefit of labor. Mr. Vanderbilt im
ports his cooks and Mr. Car
negie brings over his coachmen and
gardeners. Theße flunkeys all wear uni
forms and cockades as badges of their
servitude. These are all made in Eng
land and imported here. All these
schemes are purely in the interest of
high wages and to benefit the working
men of America. When Mr. Carnegie
and Brother Blame go coaching in
Europe, they are never known to discus
any other topic other than the best
means of increasing the wages of Mr.
Carnegie's employees at Pittsburg.
Before the Republican orators found
they were beaten on the tariff discus
sion, and took refuge from defeat in the
West letter fraud, one of their favorite
points of attack on the Democracy was
that the Government bought army
blankets from English makers because
they could be had thirty per cent,
cheaper than a similar grade of goods
made in America. These orators forgot
to state that when Robert T. Lincoln
was Secretary of War the same thing
was done as was done by Secretary
Endicott. But they forgot a more
vital consideration than that too.
They overlooked when using that argu
ment that English makers had more
than that much advantage over those of
America in the free wool out of which
their blankets were made. And that is
just the way the Republican policy
makes industries hum, makes more labor
for workingmen and higher pay for labor.
Unfortunately these advantages are ap
plied at the wrong point. It is English
industries this policy makes hum. It
is for English workingmen this
policy creates work. It is Eng
lish labor which is better paid.
Make no mistake, if England takes any
interest in our affairs it will be to put in
power a party which for twenty-four
years made the markets of the world
securely the property of English manu
facturers, and which gives English mill
owners the ability to underbid ours to the
tune of thirty per cent.
WEST MUST GO.
The British Minister Given
His Walking Papers.
THE NATION'S DIGNITY UPHELD.
The President's Course Backed By
Public Opinion—Press
Comments.
lAbmiCiated Press Dispatches to tbe Herald. I
Washington, October 30. —By direc
tion of the President the Secretary of
State to-day informed Sir Sackville West
that for causes heretofore made known
to Her Majesty's Government, his con
tinuance in his present official position
in the United States is no longer accept
able to this Government, and would con
sequently be detrimental to the relations
between the two countries.
The grounds of this action on the part
of the United States are stated in a re
port by the Secretary of State to the
President, dated October 29th, which is
as follows:
mr. bayard's report.
To the President:
The undersigned has the honor to
submit for your consideration the follow
ing statement with a view to receive our
direction thereon. On the 4ih of Sep
tember last, a letter purporting to be
written by one Charles F, Murchison,
dated Pomona, California, was sent from
that place to the British Minister at this
capital, in which the writer solicited an
expression of bis views regarding certain
unsettled diplomatic questions between
the United States and Great Britain,
stating at the same time that such ex
pression was sought by him for
the purpose of determining
his vote at tbe approaching
Presidential election. He stated that he
was a naturalized citizen of the United
States, of English birth, but still consid
ered England the mother country, and
this fact led him to seek advice from the
British representative to this country.
He further stated that the information
he sought was not for himself alone, but
to enable him to give certain assurances
to many other persons in the same situa
tion as himself, for the purpose of influ
encing and determining their political
action as citizens of the United States of
English birth, but who still regard their
original obligations of allegiance as para
mount.
Tbe letter also contained gross reflec
tions upon the conduct of this Govern
ment in respect to the question now in
controversy and unsettled between the
United States and Great Britain, and
both directly and indirectly imputed the
insincerity of such conduct.
To this letter the English Minister at
once replied from Beverley, Mass., under
date of the 14th of September. In his re
ply, he stated that any political party
which openly favored the mother coun
try at the present moment would lose
popularity and that the party in power is
fully aware of that fact, and, "in respect
to the questions with Canada, which
have unfortunately been reopened since
the rejection of the Fisheries treaty by
the Republican majority in the Senate
and by the President's message to which
you allude; all allowances must there
fore be made for the political situation as
regards the Presidential election." The
Minister thus gave his assent and sanc
tion to the aspersions and imputations
above referred to.
Thus under his correspondent's assur
ance of secrecy, in which the Minister
concurred by marking his answer "Pri
vate," he undertook to advise a citizen
of the United States how to exercise the
franchise of suffrage in the election close
at hand for tbe Presidency and Vice
Presidency of the United States, and
through him, as the letter suggested, to
influence the votes of many others.
Upon this correspondence being made
public, the Minister received representa
tives of the public press and in frequent
interviews with them intended for pub
lication, added to the impugnments
which he had already made of the good
faith of this Government in its public
action and international dealings. Al
though ample time and opportunity has
been afforded him for a disavowal, modi
fication or correction of his statements,
to some of which his attention was
called personally by the undersigned,
yet no such disavowal or modification
has been made by him through the
channels in which his statements first
found publicity.
The question is thus presented whether
it is compatible with the dignity, se
curity and independent sovereignty of
the United States to permit a representa
tive of a foreign government in this
country, not only to receive and answer
without disapproval, and confirm by his
repetition, aspersions upon its political
action, but al»o to interfere in its domes
tic affairs by advising persons formerly
his countrymen as to their political
course as citizens of the United States as
between this country and Great Britain.
There can be no question as to the com
plete severance of the ties of original al
legiance, by naturalization. The dis
putes on this point were finally put at
rest by the treaty of naturalization con
concluded by the two countries on the
13th of May, 1870. Therefore it will not
be contended, nor was such contention
ever admitted by us, that citizens of the
United States of Brisish origin are sub
ject in any claim of the country of their
original allegiance.
The undersigned also has the honor to
call attention to the provision of Section
5.335 of the revised statutes of the
United States, by which severe penal
ties are visited upon a citizen of the
United States, who without authority or
permission of this Government, com
mences or carries on any verbal or writ
ten correspondence or intercourse with
any foreign Government, or any officer
or agent thereof, either with intent to in
fluence the action of Buch Government
or officer in relation to any disputes or
controversies with the United States, or
with an intent to defeat measures of the
Government of the United States. These
penalties are made equally applicable to
every citizen of the United States, not
duly authorized, who counsels, advises
or assists in any such correspondence
with similar unlawful intent.
The undersigned respectfully advises
that the attention of the. Attorney-Gen
eral of the United States be directed to
these enactments, in order that an in
vestigation may be made with a view to
ascertain whether they have not been
violated in the present case by the corre
sjxjndent of the British Minister.
By your direction the attention of the
British Government has, in the spirit of
comity, been called to the conduct of its
Minister as above described, but without
result. It therefore becomes necessary
for this Government to consider whether,
as the guardian of ite own self-respect
and of the integrity of its institutions, it
wili permit further intercourse to be held
through the present British Minister at
this capital. It is to be observed that
precedents are not wanting as to the ques
tion under consideration. It is a settled
rule essential to the maintenance of inter
national intercourse that a diplomatic rep
resentative mußt be a person grata to tbe
Government to which he is accredited.
If by his conduct he renders himself a
person non grata, the announcement of
the fact may be made to his government.
In the present case all the requirements
of comity have been fulfilled, the facts
having been duly communicated to Her
Majesty's Government with the expres
sion of the opinion of this Government
thereto. Respectfully submitted,
T. F. Bayard.
TUB CABINET MEBTINO,
The Cabinet meeting was attended by
Secretaries Bayard and Endicott and
Attorney-General Garland. Assistant-
Secretary Thompson, of the Treasury,
and Comodore Harmony. Acting Secre
tary of the Navy, was present during
a portion of the session, discussing meas
ures for the relief of the whalers ice
bound in the Arctic ocean. The regular
session, however, was devoted mainly to
the consideration of the case of the
British Minister, and the result is shown
in the statement furnished the press by
the Secretary of State this evening. Af
ter Secretary Bayard had prepared this
statement he walked over to the White
House and submitted it to the President
for his approval. The President perused
it carefully and suirgested a few verbal
changes in the introduction, and when
these had been made,-the members of
the press were furnished with copies.
SACKVILLE COMES UP SMILING.
At the British Legation this evening
access was denied to all newspaper men,
and they were informed that Sir Sack
ville had nothing to say. An Associated
Press reporter, however, managed to
have a copy of the report of Secretary
Bayard to the President sent in to the
Minister. Sir Sackville in person re
turned the copy to the waiting reporter,
and cordially expressed thanks for hav
ing had an opportunity to read the re
port, which, he said, he had not seen
before. He declined to express any
opinion in regard to it, saying, "I have
nothing to Bay."
Sir Sackville's face, as he said this,
wore a pleasant smile, and he did not
seem in the least disturbed at the turn
affairs had taken.
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS KEPT SECRET.
Minister Phelps cables that he has re
turned to London from Hatfield House,
where he has been in consultation with
Salisbury respecting the letter of Minister
Sackville-West. The Department of
State has received cablegrams from him
fully explaining the situation, which were
laid before the Cabinet meeting to-day.
Secretary Bayard, when seen to-night,
said there was nothing he could say in
addition to what he stated in his report
to the President. The Government's
action, he said, constituted a complete
severance of its relations with Minister
West. Secretary Bayard declined
absolutely to give out anything in regard
to the spirit in which the communica
tions of the United States were received
by the British Government.
FORBEARANCE CEASED TO BE A VIRTUE.
A Post reporter to-night put tbe follow
ing question to Secretary Bayard : Have
you ever at any time formally requested
or demanded of the British Government
the recall of Sir Sackville West?"
The Secretary replied: No, no; posi
tively no; all statements to that effect
are absolutely and unqualifiedly untrue.
We forwarded to the British Government
the facts of the case. The President
waited what he considered a sufficient
length of time before he resolved upon
definite action, and finding the British
Government were apparently doing
nothing in the matter, decided in view
of the emergency to do what has been
done to-day.
PUBLIC APPROVAL.
Tbe Administration's Action Calls
Forth General Approbation.
New York, October 30.—The Sun will
say editorially of Sir Sackville's recall:
If Mr. Clevejand has erred in his treat
ment of this annoyiog incident, it has
been on the side of overdeliberation,
and yet it may be thought that the
humiliation of the British Government is
greater since it failed to take advantage
of the loop-hole of escape offered by Mr.
Cleveland, and its Minister is not recall
ed by it, but warned to quit by the Gov
ernment to which he is accredited. Mr.
Cleveland has reasserted the great com
mandment of "Mindyourown business,"
and in the future English Ministers to
this country will probably stick to it.
HOW IT MAY AFFECT VOTES.
Ihe Times says: The incident is ended
in a manner altogether creditable to the
Administration at Washington, and with
the least possible harm. There is only
one way in which it is now likely to
have an effect upon votes, and that is
through the contempt it must excite for
the party which in all probability put up
the whole scheme for campaign effect.
There is nothing more to be deprecated
in our politics than the assumption that
there are classes of voters whose action
is to be determined by appeals to preju
dices founded on national distinctions
that have no connection with our own
affairs.
"white lie's" wail.
The Tribune says: A prompt rebuke
administered the instant Sir Sackville
was discovered meddling in our election
might have caused the people, in their
satisfaction with such a maintenance of
executive dignity, to overlook the fact
that the British Minister was electioneer
ing in Cleveland's interest, because he
knew it was in the interest of Great
Britain. But the President waited too
long. He did not discover anything
wrong in the matter until the uproar in
the country showed that the exposure
was hurting him. Then he got mad.
The Minister goes in disgrace; his elec
tioneering message remains behind: that
can not be recalled.
BENNETT IS ENGLISH, YOU KNOW.
The Ilerald says: The dignity and
self-respect of the country and Mr.
Cleveland's own dignity required that if
so unpleasant a thing were to be done, it
should be done quietly and decently
without bluster. This country is too
great to bluster. Give Mr. Bayard his
passports to Delaware. Mr. Cleveland,
you can't afford to have such an incom
petent and hystericky person as your ad
viser. If you retain him he will, before
you know it, make you ridiculous in the
face of the whole world. Or if you must
keep him, don't take his advice on any
subject except terrapin.
A MANLY, STRAIGHT-FORWARD COURSE.
San Francisco, October 30.—Com
menting editorially on tbe action of tbe
President in having Sir Sackville-West
informed that his presence is no longer
acceptable to our Government the Exam
iner to-morrow will says:
The President has taken the manly,
straight-forward course that is always
natural to him. The agreeable and
politic thing to do would have been to
make a show of indignant and energetic
action until after the election, and then
gradually to let the matter fade out of
sight, but Mr. Cleveland is not an adept
in tru-ks of this kind. A thing that is
senouß enough to demand a pretense of
acting, is serious enough in hie eyes to
demand the acting.
HE GOES BUT THE LETTER REMAINS.
The Chroniek will say that Sir Sack
ville simply wrote a personal letter to a
correspondent at Pomona, this State, ex
pressing sentiments the truth of which
he thought could be naturally drawn
from the observations of a man in his
surroundings. Sackville must go, but he
leaves a letter behind him and his exit
does not alter the truth a single particle.
BLAINE KEEPS MUM.
New York, October 30.—James G.
Blame was denied to newspaper men
to-night. His son said his father would
probably refer to the incident in his
Connecticut speech.
Eastern Echoes.
New York, October 30.—Tbe steamer
Saginaw, sunk in the river yesterday,
has been raised. The only damage was
to the cargo—s2,ooo.
Lima, O , October 30.—An explosion
of natural gas in in Scholtzeis' tannery
to-day, killed John Scholtzeis, Peter'
Klein and James Hubbard.
Washington, October 30 —The Per
sian Minister had a special audience
with the President this morning. The
Secretary of State was present.
New Orleans, October 30.—8y order
of the Federal Court the management of
the Texas and Paciflc Road will be re
stored to the company October 31st.
Buffalo, October 30.—Henry F. Al
bers, coal and lumber dealer, has gone to
Canada after forging the name of Jacob
Schen, a brewer, to notes amounting to
$20,000. *
New York, October 30.— Charles Stew
art Welles has written to Anna P. John
son, Secretary of the Equal Rights party,
accepting the nomination to the Vice-
Presidency.
New York, October 30.—The case of
General Badeau against the widow of
General Grant for alleged services on
''Grant's Memoirs" has heen discontin
ued by consent of both parties.
St. Louis, October 30 —By the falling
of an elevator in the Ward Furniture
Company's store to-day, Charles Richter
was fatally, and Major William O'Keefe
and Richard Home seriously injured.
Washington, October 30. -Lieutenant-
Colonel G. H. Burton, Inspector-General,
lias been transferred the headquarters of
the Department of Arizona to the head
quarters of the Division of the Pacific.
Kansas City, October 30.—1n the
Criminal Court room this morning, Jack-
Fleming, deputy marshal, drew a re
volver and blew his brains out while the
court was in session. No cause is as
signed.
Denver, October3o.—Washington offi
cials of the Interior Department state
that the Terrell homestead application
was long since rejected, and time for ap
peal passed. His timber culture entry is
three miles from Greeley.
Ashland, Wis., October 30.—At the
Indian dance at Adonan, Saturday,
two young squaws overheard some re
marks made by a married woman, Mrs.
Whitebird, and gave her a terrible beat
ing- The woman, who was enciente,
died of her injuries. Jealousy was the
cause.
Washington, October 30.—William C.
Walsh and P. A. Doherty have been ap
pointed guagers at San Francisco.
An Army Retiring Board has been ap
pointed to meet from time to time at the
call of the President, at San Francisco,
for the examination of first Lieutenant
L. S. Rice, First Artillery, and other
officers for retirement.
Washington, October 30.—The Secre
tary of State is in receipt of a dispatch
from Minister Bragg, saying that J. B.
Lawrence, an American citixen, who had
been confined in Silbe. Mexico, on the
charge of train robbery upon the Mexi
can Central Railway, since the 17th of
June, 1888, was discharged from custody
on the 20th inst.
St. Louis, October 30.—William H.
Blake, nominee of the Union Labor
party for Governor of Missouri, sent a
letter to the Executive Committee de
clining to make the race. The commit
tee is now in session considering what is
best to do. It is freely claimed Blake's
withdrawal means a coalition between
the Union Labor and Republican parties
in the State.
Salida, October 30.—0n the Villa
Grove branch of the Rio Grande road,
the air-brakes of the engine, pulling a
pile driver, gave way. The engine shot
down the mountain at terrific speed and
jumped the track when rounding a
curve, going down an embankment
thirty feet. Fireman Ludlow and Con
ductor Vinsin were killed. Engineer
Whitlock and Brakeman Allen were
seriously injured. •
National Jockey club.
Washington, October 30.—Track in
lair condition. Mile and one furlong—
Taragon won, Bella B. second, King Crab
third; time, 2:04^.
Six furlongs—Bradford won, Cambys
ses second, Wahoo third; time, 1 :18>£.
Mile and one-eighth—Mignonette won,
Boccacio second, Golden Reel third:
time, 2.03^4.
Mile and one-eighth—Eurus won. Ten
doy second, Ovid third; time, 2:oo>£.
*■ Three-fourths of a mile—Austrienne
won.Lakewood second, Regulus third
time, I:l9}£.
Drian««Boulaktfrer Nuptial*.
Paris, October 30.—The religious mar
riage of Bonlanger's daughter to Captain
Driant took place in the church of St.
Pierre to-day. Many members of the
Chamber of Deputies were present.
The throng of people outside the church
cheeredßoulanger when he appeared.
The Cabinet held a council to-day, at
which the President presided, and the
income tax bill was approved.
-Ualletoa On Top.
Sydney. N. S. W...October 30.—Ad
vices from Samoa say that Tamasese has
retired inland and Malietoa, whom the
Germans refused to recognize, is master
of the situation. The British Admiral,
Fairfax, has conferred with the foreign
consuls and declared portions of the cap
ital and outskirts neutral territory.
Natalie's Protest.
London, October 30.—Queen Natalie
has sent a formal protest sgaint the di
vorce granted to King Milan by the Me
tropolitan of Belgrade to the, Greek Or
thodox Synods of Bucharest and Athens,
to the Holy Synod of St. Petersburg and
to the Ecumencial Patriarch of Con
stantinople.
The HutofeU rife.
Berlin, October 30.—Tbe great fire at
Huenfeld, near Oaseel, continues to
spread. Three hundred houses, includ
ing the public buildings, have been con
sumed. A force of' military and thirty
fire brigades from adjacent places are
endeavoring to get control of the flames.
Searl Defeats Kemp.
London, October 30.—A dispatch from
Australia annout cc that Searl has de
feated Kemp in a match for the sculling
championship and £500 a aide on the
Paramatta river.

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