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Blaine's Letter or -Aeeeptaieei'
ST. PAUL, July 18.—The following axe the principal points in Blaine's letter of accept ance of the nomination ,for the presidency: AUGUSTA, lie., July 18,1884 —The Hon. John B. Henderson and other* of the committee, etc., etc—Gentlemen: In accepting the nomina tion for the presidency, tendered me by the republican national convention, I beg to ex* press a deep sense of the honor which is con ferred and of the doty, which is imposed. I venture to aocompany the acoeptanoe with some observations upon the questions involved in the opntest—questions whose settlement may affect the future of the nation favorably or unfavorably for along series of. years. In enumerating the issues npon which the repub lican party appeals for popular support, the convention has been singularly explicit and felicitious. It has properly given the leading position to the industrial interests of the country a» affected by the tariffs on imports On that question the two political parties are radically in conflict. Almost the first act of the republicans when they came into power in 1861, was the establishment of the principle of protection to American labor and capital. This principle the republican party has ever since steadily maintained, while on the other hand the democratic party in congress has for fifty years persistently warred upon it. Twice within that time our opponents have destroyed tariffs arranged for protection, and since the close of the civil war whenever they have con trolled the house of representatives, hostile legislation has been attempted, never more conspicuously than in their principal measure during the late session of congress." Mr Blaine then enters into minute comparison of the position of both parties on the subjeot of th? tariff, [and history of legislation on that subject. Ho then takes up the subject of foreign commerce and shows the protection of a tariff, and by statistics proves that the com mercial cities of America never enjoyed such prosperity as since 1860 under this system. The is true regarding the effect of pro tective tariff on the agricultural interests of this country and of the effect on merchanics and la borers. On this subject he says "Wages are unjustly ieduced when the industrious man iB not able by his earnings to live in comfort, edu cate his children and layby a sufficient amount for the necessities of age—and the reduction of wages which is .inevitably consequent upon the throw ing our home market open to the world, would deprive them of the power to do this. It would prove a great calamity to our country. It would produce a conflict between the poo.- and the rioh and in the sorrowful degredation of labor wonld plant the seeds of public danger. The republican party has Bteadily aimed to ™.in».,n just relations between labor and capital, guarding with care the rights of eaob. A conflict between the two has always led in the past and will always lead irt the fu ture, to the injury of both. Labor is insepara ble to the creation and profitable use of capital, and capital increases the efficiency and value of labor. Whoever arrays the one against the other is an enemy of both. That policy is wisest and best which harmonizes the two on a basis of absolute justice. OUR FOREIGN POLICY. Our foreign relations favor our domestic development. We are at peaoe with the world at peace upon a sound basis, with no nnsettled questions of sufficient magnitude to embarass or distract, as the United states ha? no cause and no desire to engage in conflict with any power on earth, and we may rest in assmed confidence that no power desires to attack the United States. With the nations of the west ern hemisphere we should cultivate closer relations, and for our common prosperity and advancement we. should invite all of them to join with us in an agreement that for the fu ture all international troubles in North or South America shall be adjusted by impartial arbitration and not by arms. This project was part of the flsed policy of President Garfield and it should, in my jadgment.be renewed. We have made a beginning in our effort to improve our trade relation with Menco, and we should not be content until similar mutual advantageous arrangements have been success fully made with every nation of North and South America. While the great poweis of Europe are steadily enlarging their colonial domination in Asia and Africa, it iB the especial province of this country to improve and expand its trade with the nations, of America. No field promises so much no field has been cultivated so little. Our foreign policy should be an American policy in its broadest and most com prehensive sense a policy of peace, of friend ship, of commercial enlargement. THE SOUTHERN STATES. "I recognize, not without regret, the necessity of speaking of the two sections of our common country. Bat the regret diminishes when I see that the elements whioh separate them are fast disappearing. Prejudices have yielded and are yielding, one while a growing cordiality warms the southern and northern heart alike. Can any doubt that between the sections confidence and esteem are today more marked than at any time in the sixty years preceding the election of President Lincoln. This is the result in part of time, and in part of republican principles applied under favorable conditions of uniform ity. It wonld be a great calamity to change these influences, under which southern com monwealths are learning to vindicate civil rights and adopting themselves to the condition of po litical tranquility and industrial progress. If tbere be occari -nal and violent outbreaks in the south against this peaceful progress, the opin ion of the country regards them as exceptional and hopefully trusts that each will piove the last. The south needs capital and occupation not controversy. A* much as any part of the north, the south needs the fnil protection of the revenue laws which the republican party offers. Some of the southern states have already entered npon a career of industrial development and prosperity. These, at least, should not lend their electoral votes to destroy their own future. The question of civil service is next- taken up and the system of-competitive-examination commanded. Soldiers, other things equal, bt given preference in* appointments. Regarding THE MOBMON QUESTION. He says: "The claim of the Mormons that t^kthey are divinely authorizjd to practice polyg amy should be no more admitted than the claim of certain-heathen tribes, if they should come among nsto continue the rite of human sacrifice. The law does not interfere with what a man believes it takes cognizance of only what he does. As citizens the Mormons PvPlu '1* ^.V "^v-'l"'4 %$£ ~4*i& ai are entitled to the same civil-rights as others, and to these they must be confined. Polygamy ean never noeive national sanction or tolera tion by admitting theoommnnity that upholds it into the Union. lake others, the Mormons must learn that the liberty of the individual oeases where the rights of society begin." After considering the qnestions of the cur rency, public lands and onr shipping interests, the letter coneludes as follows: "The survey of onr condition as a nation reminds us that' ma terial prosperity is but a mockery if it does not tend to preserve the liberty of the .people. A free ballot is the safeguard of republican government, without which no national welfare is sssnred. A popular election, honestly conducted, em bodies the very majesty 'of true government. Ten million voters desire to take part in the pending oontcst, and the safety of the republic rests upon the integrity of the ballot upon the seeurity of suffrage to the citizen. To deposit a fraudulent ballot is no' worse a crime against constitutional liberty than to obstruct the deposit of an honest vote. He who corrupts the suffrage strikes at the very root of free government. He is the arch enemy of the republic he forgets in violating the rights of others he fatally imperils his own rights. It is a good land which the Lord our God doth give ns, bat we can maintain our heri tage only by guarding with vigilance the source of popular power." I am with great respect your obedient servant, JAKES G. BLAINE. The Frightful Tele. ST. JOHN, N. F., July 18.—Sergeant Long, of the Greely party who was first to respond to the welcome tone of the steam whistle, says he and Sergeant Brainerd were first to hear the sound and they helped each other to crawl out of their tent.. When Long got clear of the entangle ment of the tent, which had been swept to the ground, he rose to his feet with great difficulty a id succeeded in drawing himself up to a rock that gave them s1: extensive view in the neigh borhooi. Brainerd went to the tent, but Long remained looking out, searching in every direc tion for some strange object. At length be saw a large blaok object about a mile distant, which at first looked like a rock, but he knew there were was no rooks on that line. Suddenly ap. proaohing, the steam.launch changed its course and Long recognized the approach of the res cuers. He came from the rock and went to wards the camp to raise the flag pole and flag, which bad been blown down during a gale and held it for about two minutes until his strength gave out and it was once more blown to the ground. He then advanced tottering in the di rection of the little steamer and in few minutes che warm hand of Captain Ash grasped his in greeting. Maurice Oonnell, who is still excessively weak, stated in an interview that for some days after his rescue he had no recollection of anything that transpired. He did not hear the awakening scream of the whistle, and when his comrades shook him np from his prostrated position in the camp and told him of succor at hand, he wildly exclaimed, "for God's sake let me die in peace." A spoonful of brandy ap plied to his lips called back the fleeting life spark, for Connell oould not have survived more than a few hours. He was by far the weakest of the survivors, and the strongest must have succumbed within forty eight hours. The story told by Connell from hiB rec Election of their Btarving experience issimply heartrending. How they burned the hair off their seal skin boots and coats, cut them into strips, boiled them into stew and ate voraciously of them till their stomachs rebelled and nansea and weakness ensued. In several cases nature gave no call for twelve, fifteen and even eigh teen days, and then bloody hemorrhage and consequent weakness ensued, prostrating the victims for several days. The difficulty of keeping heat in the body was very great. The rule of the camp was to permit no one to sleep longer than two honrs. He was awakened roughly and called upon to shake himself, heat his hands and pound his feet and restore circu lation. This was found absolutely necessary to prevent torpor and possible death, the usual accompaniments of intense cold., Commander Schley has received instructions from the secretary of the navy to remain at St. Johns until there are twelve iron caskets coi struoted to receive the bodies of the deceased explorers. The survivors are doing well, but are still weak and suffering from nervous pros tration. Lieutenant Greeley has improved from 120 pounds in weight the 22nd of June to 169 pounds today. Sergeant Brainerd and others are pulling up proportionately. The weather here is delightful and all that could be desired for the sufferers, the mercury ranging from 65 to 75 degrees. Great sympa thy is evinced by all classes here for the survi vors and dead, and every token of respect is manifested for them. The ThetiB and Bear, as tkey ride quietly at anohor in the harbor of St. Johns, wear a sombre and mournful ap pearance with the flag of the United States at half mast. The United States war ship Alert arrived here at 8 p. m. Her detention was caused by a fog and search of other ships of the squadron. All on board well. THE DEATH OF RICE. Sergeant Julius B.|Frederick relates a mourn fully tragic story of the sad death, on the ice covered ground, of George Rice,the artist of the expedition, pn April 6. Rice and Frederick volunteered to leave the camp to proceed a dis tance of twenty miles for some meat that was cached near CapeSabella. They had sledge, rifle and hatchet, and provisions for five days. They travelled for three days, but failed to find the cache. On the way towards their camp. Bice became weak and finally gave up. He was attacked by bloody flux that gradually wore him down. He succumbed and was interred in an ice grave by his companion. Frederick camped out that night under a fragment of a boat, and next day revisited his oompanion to pay a last tribute to his remains. Frederick retained sufficient! strength to drag back the sled, with rifle and cooking utensils to the camp, when be encountered more woe in the form of the death of Lieut. Lockwood and another of the party. The cached meat that Frederick and Bice were in search of was brought by them April 6 from Cape and abandoned next day in order to drag Ellison, one of their party who had been frozen, into camp. Bice was the life of thei Greeley party—full of hope, buoyancy and energy, and hid death was a great blow to them. He, died in a brave straggle to prolong their existence.. WILL SAIL IN A WEEK. WASHINGTON, July 18:—The following tele gram from Commander Schley was received at •:*&**.*• nngH In respect to the memory of the dead on board, the flags of the ships will fly at half mast during onr stay here. [Signed.J W. S. SCHLEY, Commander. TO BE BROUGHT TO PORTLAND. WASHINGTON,Jnne 18.—Rear Admiral Nichols, acting secretary of the navy,and General Hazen, chief signal offioer, had a conference today, at whioh it was ,-onoluded to suggest to Com mander 8chley that he bring the survivors of the Greeley party from St. Johns to Portland, Me.,where they can remain until better prepared to stand a change of olimate. Their families can join them at Portland if desired. BECEPTION TO GBEELEY. NEWBURYPOBT, July 18.—There is a move ment here for a grand publio reception to Lieut. Greeley. _____ Crreeley'H Condition. ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 19.—The following is the present disposition of the bodies of the victims of the Greeley expedition in the re spective steamships: In the tanks of the Thetis are Lieutenant Lockwood, Sergeant Cross, Sergeant David Linn, Sergeant Gardner, Private Snider and Sergeant Israel. The tanks of the Bear hold the remains of Lieutenant Kislin burg, Dr. Pavey, Sergeant Jewell, Private Ellis, Sergeant Balston, Corporal Joseph Ellison and Private Whistler. Frederiok Christian, Jano Ed. wards (Esquimaux) and Private Henry Bender have their graves amid the arctio snows. The caskets for the deceased will be prepared by Thursday. The ships sail Toursday night or Friday morning. Lieutenant Greeley and men are progressing favorably Gr-eley less so per haps than othero. Yesterday he exhibited symptoms of great fatigue and weakness. He is talking too much, and the constant interview ing operates unfavorably. He was taken for a drive yesterday up the valley to the Waterford bridge and gloated on the beautiful summer prospect in marked contrast to the bleak sterilities of his so recent cabin home." "These trees," he said, with exuberant enthusiasm, look so beautiful to an eye that has seen no vegetation for three years. The green fields give me new life." Greeley is the guest of the city. Private horses and carriages are at his disposal and every kindness and attention oaid him. Each member of the party forms the center of listening, admiring groups and goes over and over the recital of the terrible part. There will be memorial services for the dead in all the churches in the city tomorrow. A Heart-Broken Widow. MARYSYILLE, MO., July 18.—Mrs. Pavey, wife of Octave Pavey, the surgeon and naturalist of the Greeley expedition,received the news yester day evening from General Hazen, of Washing ton of the rescue of Lieut. Greeley and some of his comrades and death of her husband.. She took the intelligence of the death of the Doctor much to heart, but is more composed to-day and is anxiously waiting for the particulars. Mrs. Pavey has resided here with her uncle, Rev. Dr. Richardson, during the past eight months. To go to Portsmouth, WASHINGTON, July 19. Admiral Nichols, acting secretary of the navy, issued orders to Commander Schley this evening'to remain at St. John's aB long as necessary to secure the incasing of the dead of the Greeley party in caskets, and then proceed with three vessels with the survivors and dead to Portsmouth, N. H., where he will await further orders, and where the members of the Greeley party -and relief expedition can become acclimated before proceeding further south. The Campaign Opened. COLUMBUS, June 19.—About five thousand persons attended the democratic ratification meeting at the east front of the capitol this evening. John. G. Thompson presided and read letters from gentlemen who -had been in vited to be present. Governor Cleveland wrote: "Thank you for words of encouragement and assurances of your hearty support. I am con vinced.the democracy of Columbus and the state of Ohio are determined to complete an organization which is absolutely essential to victory." Letters were also read from Durbin Ward, Governor "Hoadly, Secretary of State Newman, and others regretting their inability to attend. Ex-Senator Thurman was the principal speaker of the evening. After sta ting that he was suffering from an attack of rheumatism,he proceeded to the discussion of the vatioUB questions. He thought the republicans had been in power long enough and referred to the election of 1876 and characterized the pro ceedings of that campaign and the eleotoral commission as the most glaring and stnpendn ous fraud ever perpetrated on the people. He next considered Blaine's letter of acceptance, saying the only civil rervice reform measure he (Blaine) urges is an increase in the length of time of republican office holders. Thur man devoted some time to criticizeing Blaine's views on the tariff questior. Judge Thurman had token his seat when some one reminded him that he had said nothing for the candidates. He then came to the front of the platform and said "I am not personally ac quainted with Cleveland, yet I know a great many reliable men who are acquainted with himi and they are men on whose word I can place entire confidence, and by them I am told that Governor Cleveland is a democrat and dyed in the wool, and we can and will elect him president of the United States. I have been acquainted with Mr. Hendricks more than thirty years. He iB a man of dis tinguished ability one whose public acts are as pure as those of any other man in this conn try."' A feature of the meeting was a radical free trade speech by L. A, Russell, who spake after A. J. Warner and just before N. L. Con vene, who opposed the Morrison bill. RuBselj denounced all such congressmen, and the audi ence applauded his stand. Blaine's Ijetter. AUGUSTA, Me. July 18.—Mr. Blaine's letter of acceptance has been mailed to the press. It opens with a discussion of the differences be tween the republican and democratic parties on the tariff question and the importance of pro tecting American labor. This takes up one half of the letter. The subject of American commerce and the civil service receive, atten- *msm THE BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE. 16 :—~r 7~' the navy departmentthis afternoon:• St. Johns, July 18.—To Hon. Wil liam E. Chandler, Secretary of tfie Navy: The iron caskets for the dead will be delivered July 25. As soon as the remains are transferred to tf.em I will sail for New York, advising yon when ready. A week's rest for the officers and men after the increased labor and peril for the past sixty days is mott grateful to them. Your telegram and that of Acting Secretary Admiral Nioholsgave us great satisfaction please accept onr thanks for them. tion. Tbepolicy.of a friendly union between the stated of North and South America is defended, as is the policy of peace and human ity. The style of the letter is plain simple and direct. It contains about 6,000 worda. £f||l^ HalJte«ad Aeeldemt% (JANTON, O., July 19.—Two miles east of here' tonight, was the scene of a terrible wreck, in xhich one thousand excursionists from this city miraculously escaped with injuries so far as known, while it is thought half a dosen or more persons are under the wreck dead. The employes of Altman & Co's machine works had an annual picnic at Gayohogo today and over 2000 psrsons went on the excursion, made np of two trains of fifteen ears each. The first section arrived at Canton at 2 P. M. and while a hundred fathers, brothers and sisters were at the station waiting for friends and relatives on the second section a hatlesa messenger came running down the track crying that the train bad been wrecked and many killed and injured. The soene that followed W08 of the wildest description, and when the wreck was reached, men, women and children ran around wringing their hands and looking for their loved ones. Nine cars were off the' track and in water four feet deep. Tae cries of the- injured were hesrtrendring. Hundreds of willing hands immediately set to work and soon found that no more than fifty were injured, but it was impossible to say how many, or who were killed. About a dozen or more are missing and may be under the cars. Nothing definite can be known until the wrecking train's arrival, whioh is now on its way to the (scene. A tele graph office has been opened at the scene and everything is being done to al leviate the sufferings of the injured. The engineer says the wreck was caused by the track spreading. The engine went over all right but the first car jumped the track and eight others fallowed. The train ran alongside of the track for two hundred feet throwing the occu pants from one side to the other and finally jumped a jmall embankment and landed in three feet of water. The doors were cut open and the people got out. Three doctors are on the ground attending to the wounded, several of whom they say will probably die. (Sanitary Precautions. WASHINGTON, July 19.—Secretary Folger today issued instructions to collectors of cus toms and other persons interested, to prevent until further orders, the unloading of rags from infected foreign ports, and tags which ate suspected, on good grounds, of being infected, coming from any foreign ports. The Surgeon General of the marine hospital service telegraphed the health authorities at New Orleans that the secretary of the treasury has directed vessels of the revenue marine service to patrol the coasts of the United States, including the gulf coast as a precautionary measure against cholera. It is expected that the president will issue an execu tive order calling attention to the necessity for more stringent precautions against the intro duction of oholera and urging the greatest vig ilance on the part of the agents of the govern ment, both at home and abroad. Quarantine will probably be established against Cuba and also against Mexico, in which latter place there iB reported to be an epidemio of yellow fever. A New Butler Party. PITTSBURG, July 19.—Hon. Thomas Arm strong, editor of the Labor Tribune, today said A movement was on foot by the leaders of tbe anti-monopoly and greenback parties to inaug narate anew boom for Butler, which they pre dict will result in the organization of a new party, which will be composed of anti-monop olists, greenbackers and dissatisfied democrats and republicans. The exact mode of pro ceedure is not yet determined. One plan was to have a committee of representative men organized for the occasion, and call a national convention by means of a circular letter, and another was to have Geaeral Butler, after Cleveland's letter of accptance is published, write a letter to tbe people of the coantry, which will itself call a convention. Headquar ters of the movement are in Chicago and the leaders are confident of success. Horse Thieves Suspended HELENA Mont., July 19.—Five horse thieves, names .unknown, were hanged near Rocky Point on the mountains, on Monday by a band of cowboys organized for the purpose of clear ing ont the thieves Infesting this section. Thirty-two stolen horses were recovered. This makes a total of thirteen horse thisves hanged and shot in the Judith and Musselshell sections within the past two weeks. A dispatch from Fort Benton j*^V~»? rnmm $W&mM?. f:^\ this county:?5 Bays that Canadian Cree Indians have stolen one hun dred bead of horses from settlers on Teton river and are making north with them. Settlers are in pursuit. Ocean Fare Reduced. ST. PAUL, July 19.—Alfred Mortonsen, gen eral agent for the American and European Steamship Agency and Foreign Exchange at Chicago, is in the city today making arrange ment with A. E. Johnson, the St. Paul agent, to have Scandinavians going home in the fall to go together by steamer Hedka about the 1st of November. Prices this year are $40 against $56 last year. The change will be made about the last week in September. American Cattle Abroad. LONDON, July 19 —The Marquis of Lorne will introduce to Lord Carlingford, lord privy 83al, n*xt week, a deputation in favor of the importation of healthy cattle from the western states of the United S ates through Canada. He will show him that tbe fartnera of England want American cattle. They will represent that the laws of the states from which the cattle come are sufficiently strict to prevent the spread of disease. Vablset Meeting. WASHINGTON, July 19:—The cabinet discussed the cholera question yesterday. Vigorous measures will be taken to prevent the introduc tion of the disease to the United States. The importation of rags and pap»rfrom the infected districts of Europe is prohibited 90 days or longer if necessary* A cordon of steamers will W placed along the coast to prevent the landing of vessels from foreign ports wbicb do not show clean bills of health. Unjustifiable Murder. MINNEAPOLIS, June 19.—The Journal's Brookings, was Dakota, special says: James Griffin shot and killed at midnight at E'kton, by a railroad grader who fled." Sheriff Ganld and a poma are in hot pursuit. The murder wss vvsiifv-'.'K: without justification and the exoitemcnt is high. Griffin was a highly respected young min twenty seven years old and a resident of llr •plffS -Fifein a Wheat 8ANFBANCISCO, July 21.—A Modesta, Califor nia, special says: A fire started this morning at 10 o'clock in a wheat field. An alarm was instantly telegraphed and telephoned to all available points. Two thousand men from dif ferent sections rushed to the rescue. The old fashioned prairie way of fighting fire with fire was resorted to, and after a desperate struggle of six honrs the fire was controlled. The streets here ^nd at Oakdale are filled with men with soorcbed faces and sioged beads of hair. Six thousand acres of grain and several large build ings were destroyed. Loss 9150,000 insurance $35,000. Belknap Burned. HELENA, July 19.—Belknap, Montana, tbe fa mous entre(ot to the Coear 'Alene mines wss burned last night. Only five houses and tbe depot building was left. The fire started in an unused house and the high wind made the fire spread fast. There was no fire department in the town and hardly any goods were saved. The loss is estimated at over $100,000. Minnesota Wins. MOLINE, 111., July 19.—The closing day of the regatta of the Mississippi Valley Amateur Bowing Associstion. The weather was excellent and attendance good. The senior four-oared shell race, one mile and retnrn, was between the Minnesota and Galveston cews. Minne sotas won in 12:30, beating Galveston 20 seconds. An Able JLetter. NEW YOBK, July 19.—At the headquarters of the republican national committee to day Blaine's letter of acceptance was regarded aa a vary able document. Secretary Teller, Samue' B. Dick, of Meadville, Pa. Gen. as. E. Wil son, W. E. Sims, of Virginia, M. D. Helm, of Washington, D. C., were among the callers. Death of Mrs. Bprague's First. CINCINNATI, O., July 21.—The fact of the dea^h of Frank Calvert, at the Walnut street house in this city, yesterday, is pnbJis ted to night. Deceased was the divorced husband of the present wife of Ex Governor Sprague, of Bhode Island. Heart trouble was the cause of death. The Stricken City. MARSEILLES, July 19.—The officials are panic stricken because of the failure to check tbe spread of the disease and are fleeing. Six deaths from cholera at Aries yesterday. Five deaths here since 9 o'clock this morning. Ten patients have been cured and left the hospital. Ohio Democrats. CINCINNATI, July 19.—About 15,000 people attended the Democratic ratification meeting in Court street market space tonight, and Mayor Stephens presided, and speecheB were made by Governer Hoadly, Representative Gordon, Gen. M. Byan and Emil Rothe. A Proclamation by the President. WASHINGTON, July 19.—The president has issued a proclamation calling on all persons, entrusted with the execution of quarantine regulations to be diligent acd on the alert in order to prevent the introduction in this coun try of oholera and other contagions diseases from the infected countries of Enrobe. Down and OUt. CHICAGO, July 19.—Two thousand five hun dred people witnessed the hard glove contest at Battery armory tonight between Mike Cleary, of New York, and J. E. Goode, of En gland. Goode, who is the protege of Parson Davies, was knocked down three times and ont in the first round. Denies the Allegation. OTTOWA, July 19.—The is no truth in the statement purporting to have come from Wash ington that paper and rags supposed to have been collected in the cholera infected district of .Europe are being imported into the United States through Canadian ports. Heavy Fire. DETROIT, Mich., July 9.—-A fire at Byet'B Mecoota Co.last nigl^t destroyed five million feet of lumber belonging to O-iver Seamen. The mill and other property was saved. Loss be tween 61 and 70 thousand dollar- insured for forty-six thousand. In the Hands of a Receiver. INDIANAPOLIS, July 19.—Judge Lamb was to-day appointed receiver for the suspended banking bouse of A- & J. C. Harrison. Judge Lamb accepted the position and filed a bond of $100,000 and at once took charge, relieving the sheriff. Rataplan in Front. SARATOGA, July 19.—Commodore Kittson's Rataplan won the Traverse stakes to-day. Msj. Hubbard, manager of the stable, was warmly congratulated on the .victory. Distance, one mile and three quarters. Time, 3:07%. Off for Minneapolis. WASHINGTON, July 19.—General Logan, ac companied by the delegates from local branches of the G. A.R., left tonight for Minneapolis to attend tbe national encampment of the society on Wednesday next. The Campaign in Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS, July 18.—The republican state central committee decided to open tbe campaign in Indiana in this city the last week in August. Gen. John A. Logan will be the principal speaker. _____ Failures. NEW YOBE, July 18—Failures for tbe past seven days as reported to Dun & Co United -States, 192 Canada, 23 total, 215, against 198 last week. An increase in western and middle states. A London Fire. LONDON, July 19.—A fire yesterday in a store house on Crane wharf burned until today, caus ing a loss of £'20,000. The fire was subdued by fourteen steam engines. V-:^7!^H:' A. ioctor Decorated. J. PABIS, July 19.—The Government decorated Dr. Koch with tbe cross of the Legion of Honor in recognition of his researches as to the BOUTCe and spread of cholera. Wrecked. LONDON, Jnly 19.—The bark Vicfcburg, Quebec, for Leith, was wrecked near Portland. Nine lives were lost. '&,:S mm A Bsitk Dakota Blew. Sioux FALLS, D. T., July 21.—Southeastern Dakota was this evening visited .by a destrae tive windstorm sooompakied^by heavy rainbnd at,some places haiL No.cyolone, simply a straight blow. ThelsrtlMst poind" northwest from which newsoomes is Garthage, near Ire* quois, where a strip five miles wide wss out by the haiL No damage done at Salem, forty miles west At Dell Bapids, twenty miles north, there was great destruction by wind and haiL The lower story of Grossman Bros', store spread and let the stop atoryioeenpied by the Odd Fei lows' hall.telesoope down into it, One comer of Minor's store was blown off and Mother store damaged, name not learned. Two train ware houses near the depot, joat rebuilt af tar the recent fire, were blown down and the ruins bad to be removed to let trains pass. The oongregational church and school bouse was demolished. Tbe spiie of the Presbyterian church was blown off John Paul's lumber yard wss scattered, and a number of dwellings destroyed or injured. The crops are badly ont by hail. No details on acpountr of tele graph wires being down. At Stoloof, fourteen miles north .f here, C. E. Berts's store was blown down and the goods scattered over the prairie. Loss, $3,000. Pettigrew's mill was injured. At Sionx Falls there was no hail bnt the wind did damage to the extent of 92,000. A store house at the Drake Polishing works and a barn at the Queen Bee mill wen blown down. A part of the roof from the mill was blown off and the roof on the Phillips house and Masonic Temple was considerably broken. The ick veneering on the Fourth ward school boose was partially removed from one side. The plate glass front in the poet office building wss injured. Knott's ioe house and several standing crops were blown down and considera bly damaged, bnt not so maeh as to make them permanently injured as feared. The greatest damage is to the oorn, farmers estimating the loes thereon at three per cent. At Yalley Springs the fl ur mill of H. C. Torrey wss destroyed, also tbe roller skating rink and the school house was unroofed. The fronts of several business placcs were blown in. Fifteen structures des troyed, and it is alleged there is not a dwelling but is somewhat racked. F. H. Peavey's offioe was blown down and lumber stock scattered in all directions. Several freight cars were blown off of the side track, blockading the main line|for hours. Griffith Bogers, living two miles north, had his house and barn blown down and his head hurt and leg broken. Tbe damage by hail to the crop is not so much as further north west. At Beaver Creek, Minn., some damage was done to grain, houses and barns,wind mills, etc., but nothing of consequence. A Norwe gian oburch, ten miles southwest of Beaver Creek, was blown down and a boy somewhat injured. At Luverne, Minn., Harrison White's grain warehouse wss destroyed and luge livery stables were blown down, bat the twenty-five horses escapedfuninjured. A railroad grader's campwas swept away. The Veterans (slathering. MINNEAPOLIS, July 21.—The week of the eighteenth annual national eneampment of the Grand Army of the Republic to be held in this city opened today. The regular programme doe* not begin until tomorrow. Today being pu-ied in the final preparations for the event and receiving the arriving delegates and visi tors who have been coming on every train. Minneapolis is profusely decorated in honor of the occasion and every citizen is earnestly in* terested in thi endeavor to make the encamp ment a satisfactory and Bnooes?rnl one. The weather today has been of the pleasantest, and in all the stir and bustle attending the incom ing of loaded trains from the north, east, sauth and we*', not the slightest aocident is known to have transpired. The arrival during the day numbered several thousands, while tbe later evening trains have poured fully fifteen thousand more into the city. All train?, regular and extra, are met at the depot by a committee who direct and escort the strangers to the accommodations provided for their benefit. The arrangements for tbe recep tion and entertainment of the gues'u are appa rently perfect and no inconvenience in either lolging or feeding the forty thousand people expected is looked for. The camp, -ailed Camp Beath, in compliment to the national com mander, R. B. Beatb, of Philadelphia, is about a mile from the centre of the city on the fair grounds. The place is reached by tbe Milwaukee and St Paul railway and several lines of street ears and is fitted to care for ten thousand men comfortably. The old buildings and balls used for fair purposes have been fixed for sleeping quarters, while nearly one thousand tents have been put in tbe field. Eight new buildings have been erected for restaurants with capabilities of feeding eigh' thousand at a time. The business meeting of tie encampment will begin Welneaday at the coliseum. Among the distinguished arrivals np to this time is General Sherman, who came Saturday night. General Logan and a delega tion of the Department of the Potomac, Comi mander Beath and others are to arrive tomor row morning. There are only seven state com manders in the city tonight and no general ex cept Sherman, leaving a large body cf promi nent persons to came tomorrow. He Suicided. JAMBSTOWN, Dak., July 21.—It hss been learned that George Braune, a pop manu f.ctnrer of this place, commit fed suicide by tak'nj morphine at a hotel in Morris, Minne sota, a few days ago. None here knew where be had gone nntil bis dead bod was identified tfcere by a traveling man and news sent here. He had registered under another name and from Cdsselton, Dakota. He was about sixty yeara old and not married no relatives known. He was a German of good education, indus trious and regarded honest. He was hospital steward at Fort Seward here from 187J t) 1876. Had been here eleven years. No cause is known for tbe rash deed. judge Hudson's..Court. FABGO, July 31.—In consequence of this ju dicial ditrict being divided and Judge Fr. n:is immediately assuming his duties at Bismarck, Judge Hudson has set August 26th, as the date of a term of court at this place. This will be a great accommodatic '2:9 regular June term could not be held bsc owing to accumulated business in outeide casaijes where court had not been held for a j-oivr or more. The calendar for the OMK county tens is very long one and it is doubtful if one judge will be ablo to at tend to all the business in this, the third dis trict, as it is comprised of all the older settled of North Dakota. counties of N -,i aft. vr ^, A r. ir Si 33 fil) I "1 •s ill: I: IP# if*