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The Convention.
CHICAGO, Jane 3.—The republican national
convention, the 8th in the history of the party
convened at noon to day. The spectacle pre­
sented at tbe opening was a notable one in many
ways and its description would be worthy of a
high flight of the imagination. The working
body of the convention is the greatest in point
of numbers of any national political assemblage.
Tbe body of the hall was filled by an audience
which occupied every point of vantage and made
up a picture as viewed from the press stand of
an almost unending sea of faces. The hall
is the largest and most complete ever thrown
open for the work of a vast deliberative body.
The first of the delegates began to arrive at 11:30
and the full delegations were in their allotted
places before the noon hour. The following
members of the United States senate were pres­
ent among the delegates and on the main stage:
Aldrich, Blair, Hoar, Piatt, Miller, New York
Miller, California, Small, Mahone, Palmer,
Conger, Harrison, Cullom, Sabin, Plumb, Man
derson, Bowen, Dolph and Jones, Nevada. The
gavel used by the chairman was made of woods
from every state and teritorry in the Union,
including Alaska. At 12:24 the chair an­
nounced that
for the meeting of the 8th republican national
convention the convention would now be opened
by prayer bylthe Rev. Frank Bristol of Chicago.
Prayer was then ffered by Mr. Bristol, and tbe
call for the convention was read by Hon. J. A.
Martin secretary of the nation 1 committee.
Chairman Sabin, on bebalf of the republican
committee, called the convention to order in its
name. He said Chicago was known as the con­
vention city. It was the eld ot Republican
victory. Here it was that that immortal pa­
triot, Abraham Lincoln, was chosen here the
party chose that great chieftain, General Grant
here it nominated that soldier, that great states­
man, that representative citizen, James A. Gar­
field. (Cheers.) Every action of the party on
this historic ground had bjen followed by a
victory. Saving succeeded against its oppo
nents on all former occasions, it was about to
put its house in order for another conflict. As
a consequence of a vote adopted by the last
C4nvention, the present body was largely made
up of men instructed by their own constituents,
and it wa=, therefore, to be hoped that the voice
of the people would be largely present in its
deliberations. (Applause.) He closed with
an expression of a hope for victory, and pro­
posed for temporary chairman, Hon Powell
Clayton, of Arkansas. When Chairman Sabin
had concluded and mentioned the name
of Powell Clayton, Mr. H. C. Lodge, of
Massachusetts, rose and proposed the name of
John R. Lynch, of Mississippi. He said they
recognized the claims of the south and there­
fore he had proposed this second name as one
that would be acceptable to the republicans of
this convention. Silas D. Dutcher, of New
York, seconded the nomination of Lynch. At
this point a great sensation was created by a
speech from W. W. Morrow, of California. He
said that harmony was essential and it could be
secured by not raising any factional issue. It
had been the practice for forty years for the
national convention to select a temporary
chairman of the convention, and a departure
could not now be made from the custom with­
out creating a bitterness of feeling. There
were several delegates on eheir feet to reply but
the chair recognized George William Curtis, of
New York. Mr. Curtis said that this was a
supreme council of the party. Representatives
were met to open the campaign of
1884. It had been unquestionably cus­
tomary for the na'ional committee
to have a temporary chairman and for the con
vention to ratify it, but if the party as here
represented so desired, it also unquestionably
had a right to revise the action of the national
committee this matter and make a chairman
of its own choosing. Drummond, ot Maine,
moved that when a vote be taken it be by a
call of roll of states. Stewart, of Pennsylvania,
sustained the action of the convention in the
Option of Clayton, i-i an eloquent appeal,
which was greeted with long continued ap­
plause. It was evident th*t the Blaine men
and resolved to contest every inch of the
ground. Mr. 8torr, of Michigan, argued that
the question should be settled, not by a call of
the roll, but by a call of states. Thus the con­
vention could do in half an hour what it could
do in no other way in an hour and a half. Mr.
Prentiss, of Missouri, could not understand the
object of the proposition to ignore the action of
the national committee. A refusal to endorse
that nomination Would
action of
forward as a stigma
on a man who was to be honored as a
citizen, a soldier and a statesman.
Powell Clayton bore tbe mark of his lovs for
the national fl«. Mr. Theo. Roosevelt of New
York favored the nomination of Mr. Lynch,
was not without precedent to set aside the action
of a committee. There were but two delegates
to the convention who held seats in the national
committee and the convention should not be
governed in such an important matter by the
a body of out siders. Ho hoped the
vote would be taken by a call of the delegates.
It was a fitting thing for the convention to
select a man of its own choice and he hoped Mr
would be elected temorary chairman of
the convention. Carr of Illinois argued that
question to be considered was whether or
not the action of the national jx mmittee bad
been wise and prudent and in the interest of the
republican party. If the national committee
bad failed in this it should be set aside other­
wise it should be sustained. Was Mr. Clayton a
fit man to preside temporarily?
He was known to many of
them and they were unwilling that a Btigma
should be placed on his great and grand name.
Applause.] By voting against the wtion of
the national committee they felt tljat it wonld
not be proper to go before the country to sus­
tain the candidate of a convention whose first
act had been to put down a man, who
[Applause, A delegate from South Carolina
advocated tbe nomination cf Lynch, but
reflection npon
wished the election o' Hr.hsmib. Mr. Wm.too,
Carolina, supposed thai the action of
had no more force
the na'ional committee
.. recommendation, and with all
honored Mr. Clayton for having -erved
under the national iiig, but there were
eight million colored people in the couu
try who deserved recognition at
tbe bands of the convention. Copiah and Danville
appeal to the nation in their behalf, and would
not appeal in vain. (Applause) R.ed, of
Maryland, favored a full and free discussion of
the question. He carried, himself, an empty
sleeve, but he carried besides a heart true to the
republican party, or be believed it to be. The
best interests of that party is to elect Mr.
Lynch as temporary chairman. Thurston, of
Nebraska, expressed the idea that if it was the
intenti of the convention to overturn the ac­
tion of the national committee, it should not be
done under a pretext which masked the real
design. While recognizing the colored element
they should do justice to the element which
made it possible for a colored man to sit in this
convention. (Applause.) Benjamin,of Arkan­
sas, sustained the nomination of Clayton as a
man who had done more than any southern
man to elevate the cause of the republican patty
in the south. The chairman quoted approvingly
the decision of Senator Hoar in
the last convention to the effect
that in the absence of any rule the methods of
determining the question must rest in the Round
discretion of the chair, subject of course to the
action of the convention. This was emphatic­
ally, he said, a convention of the people and
every delegate has an undoubted right to a free
expression of bis opinion and to have his vote
recorded. [Applause.]
The chair then elirected a call of the
roll of delegates and began with Ala­
bama which voted solid'y for Lynch. When
the state of Aikansas was reached Mr. Root of
Arkansas rose and said Mr. Chairman: I am
au horized by tbe delegation from Arkansas
thirteen of whom are present, General Powell
Clayton being absent, that they cast the thirteen
votes of the delegation for Powell Clayton."
(loud calls for the roll) Trie chair directed the
secretary to finish the rsading of the roll, and
when the name of Benjamin Harrison of Indi­
ana was called Mr. Thompson of Indiana said
tbe delcgateAwho represents at large the Btateof
Indiana is Mr. Roelker. Gen* Harrison will not
be here, shall his name be ca'led?
The chairman: His name will be called with
the alternates.
Mr. Thompson. It is John H. Roelker.
W! 4a the name cf George F. Hoar, of
Massachusetts, was called there was tremen­
dous applause. He voted for Lynch. General
Mahone's name headed the list of Virginia
delegates, and when the secretary called on
him to record his vote and the little readjuster
stood up to spet-k, a great yell went up all
over tbe house, and tbe colored delegates waved
their hats and handkerchiefs frantically.
Senator Mahone annoancad his vote for John
R. Lyncb, and another boisterous demonstra­
tion was mare extending from tbe rear of the
platform to the furthermost corner of the
gallery. When the roll call was ended General
Clayton rose in his place and said: "Mr.
chairman, when the vote of Arkansas was
called I was absent from my seat and my vote
wai not recorded, I desire to cast my vote now
for Mr. Lynch. The roll call was the:
pioceeded with. When it was announced that
Lynch had 437 votes and was
a scene of the wildest confusion ensued. Dele­
gates rose in their chairs and cheered and swung
their hats and shouted, Spectators also joined
in the demonstration. On motion of Clayton,
the vote was made unanimous. The chairman
appointed Powell Clayton, of Arkansas, H. C.
LoJge, of Massachusetts, and Wm. Taft, of
South Carolina, a committee to escort Lynch
to the chair. As the committee appeared
applanse was heard and the feeling of
disappointment seemed to disappear. Mr.
Lynch made a good impression by his quiet and
modest demeanor. The chairman said that he
had tbe honor and tbe great pleasure of present­
ing to the conveution, as its temporary chair­
man,Hon. Jno. B. Lynch. Mississippi. [Cheers.]
Mr. Lj nch then made a modest and interesting
speech of acceptance.
The chair thel called for the names of the
delegates to serve oa the various committees
credentials, resolutions, rules and order of
business etc.
CHICAGO, June 4.—It was something after 11
o'clock this morning when the convention wa
cilled to order. Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr.
Jno. H. Barnes of the First Presbyterian church,
in the course of which he spoke of the vast
moral and political changes which the nation
bad undergone as indicated by the presence of
him who now so worthily presided over the con­
vention, and he asked a blessing on the com­
monwealth and tbe cause that it represented.
He prayed that when the convention had dis
solv. it would have presented to the suffrages of
the nation for the highest office in the peoples'
gift a candidate who in personal character, in
devotion to duty, in loyalty to American insti­
tutions, experience and wisdom, should worthily
succeed to the charges of Washington and thus
help the nation to become not only more pros­
perous and just and peaceful, but to be an
inspiration and a blessing to the struggling
A delegate from Maryland presented a memo­
rial and asked that it be read. It was from the
president and secretary of the state temperance
alliance of that state embodying the resolutions
passed by that body May 6th last, appealing to
the conventions ot the republican and demo­
cratic parties to embody a clause in their plat­
forms distinctly recognizing prohibition, and to
nominate candidates in accord therewith, and
stying that if neither recognized this principle
tbe memorialists would vote for neither and
that if one of them did so, then the ballots of
the alliance would be cast for the candidate of
that party.
Masaey, of Delaware, offered a resolution to
enlarge the term of the presidential office to six
years and to render an incumbent of the office
ineligible to re-eloction. Referred to the com­
mittee on resolutions.
Plumb, of Kansas, offered a resolution against
the ownership of lands in this country by fcr
e:gners as a system opposed to the doctrine ot
the fathers. Referred.
Hawkins, of Tennesee, offered a resolution
pledging| »11 delegates to support the nominee
of the convention, whoever he may be. Pierce,
of Ma ihachueetts, opposed the resolution,
hoping that the convention would not bind
its conscience in the manner proposed. Wink­
ler, of Wisconsin, also opposed the resolution.
It was a declaration, he said, on the part of
every delegate that he wonld support the nom­
inee of the convention, and he thought that no
such declaration WM necessary. Hawkine, of
Tennessee, said that he proposed the
resolution in good faith and he trusted that
man would be found voting against it. If
delegate was not willing to support the nom­
inee of this convention he should not partici­
pate in its deliberations. [Cheers.] No harm
could come of its adoption and he thought its
adoption desirable in view of certain whispers
in the air. Knight, of California, advocated
the resolution and also alluded to the certain
whispers in tbe air, and particularly to the
editorial declaration of one of the great metro­
politan journals as a reason why the resolu­
tion should be adopted. George William
Curtis, of New York, warmly opposed theresolu
tion, and referred in tbe course of bis remarks
to tbe action of the convention which nominated
Mr. Lincoln twenty-four years ago, where a
similar resolution was introduced and voted
.down. He also reminded tbe convention of
what was said and done four years ago, when
Mr. Campbell, of West Virginia, declared he
was a republican who carried his sovereignity
under bis own hat, and when, under the lead of
Garfield, the gentleman who presented a similar
resolution was induced to withdraw it. He,
therefore, asked the convention to assume that
every delegate was an honest and honorable
man. He characterized the resolution as one
which was unworthy to be ratified by a body of
freemen. (Loud laughter.) The chair decided
that as far as possible the rules of the house of
representatives would be followed, allowing aL
ternates for speeches for and against. This
ruling was made in response to appeals for rec­
ognition from two delegates at once,
thet chair deciding in favor of tbe
man who wanted to speak for
the resolution. Senator Dolph, of Oregon,
moved to lay the resolution on the table. Mr.
Hawkins said that as his resolution hid devel­
oped such opposition he would withdraw it.
Ewing, of Pennsylvania, made a report from
the committee on credentials, to the effect that
he hoped to be able to complete the labors of
that committee this afternoon. He also offered
the following:
Resolved, That hereafter in the selection by
district conventions, the basis of representation
of the several counties, parts of counties or
wards be the same as that which at that time
prevails in each district, respectively, for the
nomination of republican candidates for mem
bers of congress, and whenever a majority of the
counties or subdvisions containing not less than
one-ba'.f of the population of the district shall
regularly unite in the call and conduct of the
convention, the action thereof shall be valid.
Gen. Oeorge B. Williams, of Indiana, and
chairman of the committe 3 on permanent or­
ganization, reported that the convention had
solicited Gen. J. B. Henderson, of Missouri for
permanent chairman, and moved to request the
secretary to read the list of vice presidents and
secretaries. Chas. W. Ciisbee, of Michigan, was
selected as principal secretary. Thg. request was
agreed to. The chair appointed Galusha A.
Grow, of Pennsylvunia, Geo. F. Hoar, of Massa­
chusetts, and Geo. B. Williams, of Indiana, a
committee to conduct the permanent chairman
to the ph tform. General Henderson was re
ceived with cheers. The permanent chairman
spoke as follows on taking the chair:
assembled to survey the past history of the
party to rejoice as we may because of tbe good
it has done to correct theerrois there mBy be
to discover, if possible, the wants of the present,
and with patriotic firmness provide for the
future. Our party history is the union pre­
served, slavery abolished and its former
victims equally and honorably recognized by all
sides in this convention the public faith main­
tained: unbounded credit at home and abroad
a currency convertible into coin, and the pulses
of industry throbbing with renewed health and
vigcr in eveiy section of a prosperous and
peaceful country. These are the facts—the
fruits of triumph over adverse policies gained
in the military and civil conflicts of the last 24
years Out of these conflicts has come a roll of
heroes and statesmen, challenging confidence
and love at home and respect and admiration
abroad. Now, when we come to select a stand­
ard bearer for the approaching conflict our chief
endorsement is not in tbe want but in the
abundance of presidential material. Nev York
lias her true and tried statesman, against whoie
administration the fierce and even unfriendly
light of public scrutiny has been turned, and
th: universal verdict is "Well done, thou good
and faithful servant." Vermont, a statesman,
whose mind is as clear as the crystal springs of
his native state, and whose yirtue is as firm ES
its granite hills. Ohio can come withnll with a
name whose history is the history of the repub­
lican par'y itself. Illinois can come with one
who never failed in the discharge of his public
duty, whether in the council chamber or on the
field of battle. Maine has her honored favorite,
whose splendid abilities and personal qualities
have endeared him to the hearts of his friends,
and the brilliancy of whose genius challenges
the admiration of all. Indiana and Connecti
cut may present names scarcely less illustrious
than these—and now in conclusion, if because
of personal arguments or the emergencies of tbe
occasion, another name is sought, there yet re­
mains that grand old hero of Kenesaw moun
tain and Atlanta. When patriotism calls he
cannot if he would be silent, but, grasping that
banner to him so dear, which he has already
borne in triu _ph, be will march to a civic vic­
tory no less renowned than those of war. I
thank vou, gentlemen, fo- this distinguished
evidence of confidence.
The allusions to Arthur, Edmunds and Logan
were heartily applauded, but when Blaine was
alluded to as a man whose splendid abilties and
personal qualities bad endeared him to the
hearts of his friends, and whose brilliancy chal­
lenged the admiration of mankind, a storm of
applause broke out and on the stage, the floor,
and in the galleries men stood up, and| waving
hate and handkerchiefs cheered again and
again. The women also took part in the dem­
onstration and waved their fans and handker­
chiefs. After the first storm of applause had
worn itself out it was again renewed, and then
again. The enthusiasm was as marked and in­
tense as that which characterized the convention
of 1880 at the time of Garfield's nomination.
It was fully five minutes before the chairman
could resume and finiBh his speech.
Stebbins, of Arizona, presented a resolution
to the effect that appointments to territorial
offices by the president of the United States
should be from actual residents of such terri­
tories. Referred to the committee on resolu­
A delegate from California presented a resolu­
tion to the effect that the commissioner of agri­
culture be made a cabinet officer. Referred to
the committee on resolutions. Women suffrage
resolutions were also presented and referred to
the committee on resolutions. Adjourne.l at
12:20 p. m. till 7 o'clock.
Chairman Henderson called the convention to
order at 7:30 p. m. and made the following
"GENTLEMEN There is a communication in
tbe hands of the secretary from the committee
on credentials which will be read to the conven­
tion." The secretary read the communication,
as foliows "To the chairman of the Republi­
can National Convention—Sir: The committee
on credentials have the honor to notify the con­
vention that as important basiness is occupying
the time of the committee the committee will
not be able to report to the convention this
evening. The convention then adjourned until
10 a. m. tomorrow.
Speeches and Incidents.
CHICAGO, June 4.—After tbe adjournment of
the convention, and while the hall was still
crowded there were lond calls for Iugersoll and
Oglesby. The calls were kept up for a long
time. Mr. Ingersoll did not respond to .'hem.
but ex-Governor Richard J. Oglesby did, and
made a long and amusing speech, alluding in
complimentary terins to tbe various candidates
for the presidential nomination. Arthur,
Edmunds, Blaine, the two Shermans, Logan, ex.
Governor Fairchild, of Wisconsin, General U. S.
Grant^Hairison, Gresbam and others were in
turn complimented by the speaker and the
audience. In conclusion he announced that the
republican pa ty was going to win, and that the
American people would not allow that party to
retire from the exercise of the solemn powers
of the nation. After Oglesby finished his
speech there were calls for Fred Douglas,
to which, after a time, that gentleman re­
sponded. He excused himself, however, from
making a speech on account of the loss of his
voice. Then the calls for Ingersoll were re­
newed, but aB that gentleman was not present, a
substitute was suggested in the person of Con­
gressman Horr, of Michigan, who came forward
and made a speech. He remarked that six
months ago they had been told that the republi­
can nomination for tbe presidency would go a
begging, but there was not much sign of its go­
ing a begging tonight. The edict had gone out
that this convention would name the next presi­
dent republican conventions had named the
president for twenty-four year* they had got
into the habit of it and were not going to break
up that habit this year. He ridiculed the dem­
ocratic majority in the house of representatives
and its utter failure in the way of tariff revision.
"God," he said, "would not have put the gold
and coal and iron in the bowels of the land if
he thought that the democratic party was going
to rule the country and abolish the tariff."
He Thinks Arthur's Chance Hopeless
CHICAGO, June 4.—Gen. Powell Clayton, in
an interview today said: "The assertion has
been made in a certain newspaper that I had
pledged myself and the Arkansas delegation to
Arthur, and am now unfairly leaving him.
The fact is, that I have neve spoken or written
to him on the subject of his candidacy. I felt
friendly to him and do yet, and if he bad de­
veloped sufficient strength in his own
state and other northern states
that give republican majorities, I
would have supported him. I think the Arkar
sas delegation would have joined me in this
conclusion, although three ot the delegates have
from the first been adverse to him. Our state
convention was the second one held, Louisiana
holding the first, and at that time no northern
state had voiced its wishes, hence we had no
light on the subject of northern preference and
for that very reason our state convention gave
no indication whatever as to how its dele­
gates should vote, it being understood
that our unpledged delegation at Chicago
should be governed by the result of conven­
tions in states that give electoral votes. When
I ascertained that Arthur had carried only
twelve republican corgressional delegations iis
the Union and had failed to carry his own
state, I reluctantly come to the conclusion that
his candidacy was hopeless.
Making the Platform.
CHICAGO, June 4.—The sub-committee on
resolutions having completed their work, re­
potted to the committee at three o'clock this
afternoon.' The resolutions as reported were
read in order for debate and approval. The
session lasted four hours and adjourned with­
out completing the platform. The principal
point of discussion'was understood to be tbe
tariff plank, and it was finally recommitted to
the 8ub-committ with instructions to report
to the full committee at half-past nine tomor­
row morning. It is said the difference of
opinion is not serious ani will be readily
settled at a meeting to be held later this eve
ning. The resolutions will contain a strong
endorsement of President Arthur's adminis­
tration declare for civil service reform favor
an efficient navy, and a vigorous tariff plank.
A Slew Railway Company.
ST. PAUL, May 3.—The Lake Superior Ter­
minal and Transfer Railway company, of Du
lutb, tiled articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state yesterday. The capital stock
is $1,200,GOO and the limit of liabilities $600,
000. This corporation will establish trans'er
lines between different roads and docks in Sr.
Louis county, operating depots, storage tra -ks
and yards. The main line will be thirty miles
long, running from the southern boundary line
in a northerly and easterly direction, with
numerous branch lines, the aggregate length of
which will be fifteen miles, to the eastern boun­
dary line. The incorporators are J. J. Hill, E.
W. Winter and W. P. Clough. of St. Paul John
H. Hammond of Superior, Wis. Allen M»nvel,
of St. Paul George C. Spooner, of Hudson, and
George S. Baxter, of New York city.
ST. PAUL, June 3.—The Dulutb and Manitoba
Railway company^ of St. Paul, filed articles of
incorporation with the secretary of state today.
Capital stock $2,000,100 and limit of liabilities
$1,000,0(0. It will construct a road from a
point on the Northern Pacific in Becker county,
running northerly via. Red Lake Falls to the
northern boundary of the state, with a branch
line in Polk county via. Croofcston and Fisher's
Landing to some point on the western boundary
line of the state. This will constitute part of
the route from the junction with the Northern
Pacifio to some point on the Dakota northern
boundary line. The incorporators are Hugh
Thompson, Fisher's Landing Ernest Buse,
Minneapolis P.O. Hilton, Crookston, and J.
B. Holmes, of Minneapolis.
A .Little Scrimmage,
CHICAGO, June 4.—George Turner, of Ala­
bama, this evening assaulted Brewster Cam­
eron, ex-chief examiner of the United States
department of justice, in the rotunda of the
Grand Pacific hotel. Cameron turned npon
him and struck him several blows on the head
with a cane. Hon. Paul Strobacb, of Alabama,
seeing that his friend was getting the worst of
the encounter, began punching Cameron with
an umbrella. The latter, however, was fully
rqual to the occasion and came out fiist best in
the fight. The occasion for the assault, Mr*
Cameron says, was the evidence which he was
compelled to give before the committee on
expenditures of the department of justice,
concerning the conduct of certain Alabama
Kailrosd Reports.
ST. LOUIS, June 4.—It is stated that informa­
tion as been received from New York to the
effect that application will soon be made for the
apDointment of a ceiver for th^ Texas &
Pacific railroad. It is also stated that the Cen­
tral Trust company has been buying coupons on
the mortgage bonds instead of paying them, and
will claim tbe right to name the receiver.
D. B. Howard, auditor for the receiver of the
Wabasb, issued a circular which states that the
urder of the court don't authorize the receive?
to pay any salaries or wages earned prior to
December 1,1S83.
What They Ihlnk in London,
LONDON, June 4.—The Standard says: At nc
time, perhaps, within the bistciy of America,
has it been less possible to forecast the result.
At Chicago tbe voting will be simply a triumph
of men, not a victory of measures. Whate\er
tbe result, there are no great issues at stake.
It is difficult to say where tbe democratic and
republican platforms differ. The chief import
ance of the present convention consists in de­
ciding how far the choice of a candidate can be
influenced by the Irish faction in favor of
stirring up ill blood between England and
A Ghastly Discovery.
PHILADELPHIA, June 4.—The village i.f Ham
monton, on the Camden and Atlantic road, New
Jersey, was greatly excited today over the dis­
covery of the bodies of twenty-one children
buried in a small plat of ground attached to the
6anitarinm called the Wiveson Hone, under
supervision of Miss S. S. Wive-on, a middle
womai. The coroner's jury found that the
children died from natural causes, aggravated
by the neglect of Miss Wiveson, improper sani­
tary arrangements and the gross incompetency
of nurses.
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.
MINNEAPOLIS June 5.—The formal opening
of the new chamber of commerce took place to­
night. The buileling is of white stone and cost
$200,000. Representatives from the chambers of
commerce of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul,
and other cities were present. Gov. Hubbard,
Ex Gov. Rsmsey, Mayor Pillsbury and otheis
made address??. The exercises closed with a
banquet tendered the guests bj the member?.
Blaine at Home.
AUGUSTA, Me., June 3.—James G. Blaine
reached bis home this evening. His friends
here telegraphed him early in the day tendering
him a public reception, wbich he st once de­
clined. On his arriving at the station he had to
pass through a a large crowd to hiB carriage and
drove promptly to his home. On the journey,
large numbers of peop'e cheered him, but he
declined to make any response, except to raise
his hat as he stood on the platfc rm.
(Sherman's Answer.
CHICAGO, June 4.—The following is the
text of Gen. Sherman's reply to ex-Senator
Henderson's dispatch
"ST. LOUIS, June 3.—To the Hon. J. B. Hen­
derson: I answered by mail last night, if that
letter is not received please decline any nom­
ination for me in language strong but cour­
So Say We, All of lis.
CHICAGO, June 4.—A delcgats from Arizona
offered the following resolution in the conven­
tion today, which was referred to the committee
on resolutions: "That appointment to offices
in the territories by the president ought to be
from the bona fide residents of the territories,
and in accordance with the wishes of the people
Want Them Remov d.
MILES CITY, June 3, [Special ]—The com­
missioners Custer county send a petition to
Wa&hir gton asking for the removal of the
Cheyennes which is greatly des'red by these
Indians. The stock grow, ra' in meeting com­
mend the action.
Interest in the Tariff Plank.
WASHINGTON, June 5.—The bulletin announc
i"g the purport of the republican platform
relative to tariff adopted at Chicago, created
more interest among ths members of the house
than any other bulletin from today's meeting of
the convention.
I.and Grant Forfeited.
WASHINGTON, June 4.—In the house today
the Oregon Central land grant forfeiture bill
coming over from yesterday as unfinished
business, was taken up and passed. Yeas, 138
nays, 26.
Coulson Line
Leaves Bismarck
At 5 P. M,
Standing: Bock, Fairbanks, Pierre,
and Chamberlain.
For Freight or Passage apply to
D. W. Alt
A, Hupt.
Fort Benton Transportation Co.
For Fort Benton and Way Landings,
Dfew York Markets.
NEW YORK, June 5.
Northern Pacific 21 Oregon Trans.....
Northern Fac. pfd. 48 St. P., M. &M— 87^
Northwestern .... 99'/i Western Unions.. 6056
Northwestern pfd.129
Chicago Produce.
CHICAGO, June 5.
FLOUR—Quiet snd unchanged.
WHEAT—Regular and dull. Closed lower
than yesterday Sales ranged: June.87?6a885ac,
closed 87%c. July 89%a90%c. closed 39!4c.
August 9ia9i7sc, closed 9lc. Sept 9l5»a92%c,
cjosed 91%.
CORN—Quiet and moderate. Sales ranged
June 5" i555^c closed 55'$c July 56?«a57(',
closed 5654c Aug 57}4a5S56c. closed 57 %c Sept
58l/siif 8?^c, closed 589ac.
OATS—Firm and higher. June 32a32Hc July
32^ia52%c Aug 29c Sept 28c year27Ha27%c
closed 27?gc.
RYE—Firm 62'/sc.
FLAXSEED—Quiet 169.
Milwaukee Produce
FLOUR—In fair demand.
AT—Quiet. Xo. 2 88c June 88c July
9HeC: August !J2c.
CORN—Steady. Xo2 55a5Gc.
OATS—Steady. No. 2 3l'/£c.
RYE—Inactive. Nol 01%c.
BARLEY—Firmer and scarce, No 2 58" No
3, 51c.
Minneapolis fVoduoe.
WHEAT— 10,000 bnshels ol July changed
hands at 96i4c, and five cars- 30 arrive sold at
lnluth Produce.
DUI.UTII, June 5.
T—Market today inactive and some­
what lower on at the closing. Prices for No. 1
hard ca'h, 90c July Si.oi No.- 2 hard cash,
9l!4c No. 1 c^sli y'l^c. No 2 cash 844e No
3 cash 73c. In store 1,459,440..
Best family 3 00@3 75
Graham 3 75
Rye 4 00
Bran 1 00
Shorts 1 70
Flax meal 5 05
Oats 550
3helled Corn 9c
Potatoes 75
Turnips 50c
Onions.... 2 00
Apples, green, per bbl 5 50@6 00
Apples, dried, per lb l2J4c
Prunes 10c
Butter, fresh roll 30@35c
Butter, packed 20@30c
Cheese 20c
Eggs 20c
Vinegar 40c
Corn, 3 lb, tomatoes, oysters, salmon, 20c
raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, 20@25c
string beans, lima beans, green peas, peaches,
i5@30c blueberries.gooseberries, tomatoes, red
•.berries, in 3 lb. 25c, or 6 cans for $1.
tfocba (roasted)
Old Government Java.
Englisn breakfast tea 40c
Young Hyson
Gun Powder 50@75c
Japan 30@75c
Granulated sugar 9 lbs for $1
sugar lbs for
lbs for I.
Corrected by DeitricJh Bros.
Porter nouse 25c
Sirloin 20°
Rib roasts
Chuck roasts
Mutton chops 20c
Fore-quarters ...s- J5C
Hind-quarters 15c
Round steak J5c
Shoulder '«je
Veal cutlets 20c
Pork chops Jjc
Pork roasts
Ham 20c
Breakfast bacon 15c
Corn beef
Lard in 20 lb cans \2Vxc
Lard per lb
Lard in kegs 1254c-
Corrected by Bragg, Smith & Co,, Wholesale
(Brands sold per bar.)
Golden. 90 bars, 16 oz. pressed & wrapped..
est blue. 60 bars, pressed and wrapped
ussian Savon, 60bars, pressed & wrapped..
(Brands sold pej
Snow Flake, 100 bars, 10 oz.s* 'i yrap'd.
Hard Water, 72 bars, 14
6 10
3 30
5 25
5 20
Dakota, 10? bars. 12 oz.
Babbitt's Best, 100 bars
Honey Soap, 3 doz. box
Glycerine soap, 3 doz. in box
Reliable per doz
Turkish Bath soap
White Castile
Oat Meal
Liber Palen
Honey CCC
jivcerine :CC
Brown Windsor CCC per doz
Cashmere Bouquet
Seventh Regiment
sterling, 3 doz box. per box
3 09
3 60
1 35
1 35
1 60
3 0T
2 00
2 00
2 10
2 (JO
1 CG
Compiled from Records im
the Government Land
Office and showing
all the
Projected Railroads?
Etc., Etc.

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