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STUBBOBN BRAVES. Th» Sioux Persist in Refusing to Sign the Treaty. Chief John Orau Dliplayi HU Ability ai nn Orator Be torn the Commissioners— efforts Still Being Made for the Success of the Scheme. INDIAN ELOQUENCE. Standing Rock Agency, D. T., Jmly HU —The first formal expression of opinion by the Indians to the commissioners with re- r furd to the opening of the Sioux reserva tion was given Saturday. The Indians were in council until daylight, and all night their speeches could be heard for a mile. Their orators are loud talkers, aud as they look upon the attempt to open a part of their vast reservation as a blow at their future happiness and prosperity they grew earnest and eloquent. The leading speeches were made by Chief-Justi> e John Grass, Cottonwood, Big Head and Mad Bear, and as every Indian was asked his opinion, the spokesmen were well prepared to give the commissioners a definite answer. Gall, Mad Bear and Big Head, who, with John Grass, were chosen as the orators for the 6,000 Indians, withdrew, and by a unani mous vote of the tribe Grass was made the orator. The commissioners, who have been laboring under the belief that they would be successful in their efforts to secure the consent of the Indians, took their seats at 9 o’clock, and were soon confronted by the orators and their tribes. John Grass the bright Indian Chief Justice, arose at 10 o’clock aad addressed the commissioners in a dig nified manner. His speech, in substance, was as follows: Hs said the Indians had been listening for five days to the words of wisdom which fell from the Ups of the smart men who have been sent out by the Great Father; that if all the big words they had heard could be gavhered together they would be heavy enough to crush out every Indian on the reservation. He went back to the beginning, spoke of Adam and Eve. and said that the Indians now know all about that story, as the whites had been among them with their Bibles. He alluded to the Black Hills treaty, saying that when the commissioners were sent out to make that treaty they told the Indians that they wanted their consent to right of way for a railroad. This consent was given, but before the commissioners got bxck to Washington they changed the papers so that they made the Great Father believe that the Indians had signed away their lands. QShtlnulng, Grass said: “We have talked this matter all over in our oouncils. You tell as 11,000,000 of acres of land Is to be given to the whites, and we are to get 50 cents for every acre sold; that *1,000,000 is to be advanced to os, and that we are to get 5 per cent, of that for ourselves. One-half of this is to be used for industrial schools, and we are to get the other half. This would give us about one dollar saoh. [Laughter among the Indians.] We 4a not think this would make us rich. Yau tell us that other Indian tribes are to he brought among us. This we do not want and it Is not pleasing to the other tribes. All these things we have talked for five nights, and all our people tell me to say to you that they will not sign. The Government owes much under our old treaties, and we hope that whan you go back to Washington you will try to get It for ns. You have two papers for ns to sign—one black, which is for the Indians who can say yes, and one red for those who say no. Ou" • * -dpie say they will not sign the black nor the red. You have counted us since you have been here: yon know just bow many we are. and we all say no; you huve boon with us many days; you have other agencies to visit and much work to do. You had better go on, for you can not get us to sign. This la all we have to say." Grass delivered a cunning speech suui was loudly applauded by tho Indians. Chief Gall wu» then called upon by the commissioners to speak, but he simply •aid: “ Every thing that we have to say has been said. That’s aIL” The unanim ity with which the Indians refused to s.gn Was a great surprise to the com missioners. Chairman Pratt replied to Grass. He was angry, and showed it plainly In his speech. He told them that they would be forced to sign one paper or the ether, and reminded them of all that the Government has been doing for the Indians. In the course of his remarks he made allusion to the time they were fight ing and killing the whites. This had a bad effect on the Indians, for of all things they want kept in silence it is their wars upon the whites. He told them ft would not do for one man to talk for all the Indians, for the commission would not stand it This was a direct slap at John Grass, who had been selected by the Indi ans to do their talking, and an affront to the Indians who had selected him and who had a few moments before applauded him se enthusiastically. In reply the dignified John Grass said to Pratt, in a courteous though pointed speech: “Before you tell Us of what the whites have done for us look at that great country which was once ours and pay us what you have agreed in former treaties. Don’t speak of that again.” Pratt in formed the Indiam that their lands could not be taken from them without the consent of three-fourths of their number. “Then,” replied “The Black Hills still belong to us.” In referring to one of the speeches of Pratt Grass said: “You tell us that if we do not sign this paper wo turn our backs upon the Great Father. This puts a great burden of shame upon us, and makes us feel bad.” Pratt told the Indians that they should not be hasty in their decision and they should consider. Grass replied that the Indians had Jill come ir. out of respect to their agent, Ala Jor McLaughlin, to listen to what the commissioners had to say, and they would remain in council four months rather than be disrespectful. “But,” he added, our crops are suffering and we want, to go home, and we would rather you would tell us who will pay us for our crops if they an ruined by this conference than to talk to us of this treaty.” Notwithstanding the positive decision of the Indians the commission adjourned the conference, in the hope that by a steady pressure the Indians can be induced to sign. Bitting Bull refuses to return to the agency until the commission ers have left, and it is moro than probable that he' will be forced In by the police or the military. He says he has talked with mauy commis sioners; that he knows just what they have to say and he does not wish to hear them. All of the people of Dakota are anxious that the reservation should be opened, and the result of this first confer ence is a great disappointment. America’* Proteat to be Heeded. Ottawa, Ont., July 81.—It is eta tod in circles that in consequence of the pretests of the American authorities against the existing regulations with re speet to tells on the Welland and St. Law renoe canals, the Government will remove the present discriminations in favor of gralfi betted for Montreal. THE CAMPAIGN. Gionoral Knrriaon Still Talking to Republican Pilgrims. His Views on Our Commercial Kelatiooa with South America—California Ke publicans Indorse the Chicago Ticket and Platform. CALLING ON BEN. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 2.—The Repub Beans of Henry County, Ind., to the num ber of about 1,100, paid their respects to General Harrison. General Harrison re ceived the delegation at the University park. The spokesman for the visitors was General William Grose, of Newcastle, a comrade of Geueral Harrison in the campaign around Atlanta. General Harri son spoke ou a new subject when he touched upon our commercial relations with South America and advocated the subsidizing of steam steamship lines to the South and Central American States, In the course of his remarks the Geueral said: “ In all the addresses which have bee.i m ide to me there has been some reference to ihe great question of tho protection of our Amer ican industries. I sei it upon the banm rs which you carry On - party stand-* equiv ocally, without evasion or qualification, for tha doctrine that the American market shell be preserved for our American producers. We aro not at tracted by the suggestion that >ve should surrender to foreign producers the best market in the world. Our 00,000,00) of people are the best buyers in the world; and they are such because our working classes receive the best wages. But we do not mean to be content with our own market. We should seek to promote closer aud more friendly commercial relations with the Central and South American States. Reg ular mails are the first conditions of comm rce. The merchant must knew when h s order w 11 be received and when his consigembat will be returned, or there can be no trade between d.slant communities. What wo need, there fore, is the establishment of American steamship hues between our ports and the ports of Central and South America. Then it will no longer be necessary that an Amer ican Minister, commissioned to an American State, shall take an English ship to Liver, oca to find another English ship to carry him to hi* destination. We are not to be frightened by the use of that ugly word ‘subsidy.' We should pay to American steumship lines a liberal com pensation for carrying oar mails instead of turning them over to British tramp steam ships ” After an hour passed in hand-shaking General Harrison arrived ho .i.e, shortly after noon, just in time to welcome the ar rival of his gues', General R. A. Alger, the two distinguished geutiemeu meeting for the first time. Governor Alger left, after dinner at the Harrison residence, for Cincinnati to at tend the exposition. In an interview he said, amoug other things, that the Repub licans of Michigan would make an effort to get Mr. Blaine to stump that State, and in response to a query he smilingly denied that he had recently left his check, while in New York, with Chairman Quay for #IOO,OOO or any other sum. PORTER MAT TAKE IT. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 2. —lt now looks as If ex-Goveruor Porter would be nomi nated as the Republican candidate for Governor, in spite of his protests and repeated declarations that he could not be a candidate for the office, lie adheres to his determination to not accept the nomination, but it is now proposed that all aspirants fer the honor shall be given an authoritive com mand to stand aside, and that a unanimous demand be made upon Porter. There ap pears little doubt that this plan will be fully carried out. Fifty of the delegates have pledged themseives to vote for the ex-Governor’s nomination, and telegrams have been received from twenty counties pledging support to the programme. congressman white renominated. Washington, Aug 3. —Represent ttive White of the Twelfth Indiana district re ceived a telegram informing him of h.s renomination by the Republican cenven Hon at Fort Wayne. The Captain immedi ately sent a telegram accepting the m>ia i nation. In an interview ne said he did not desire the office and preferred to retire from public life, but he could not refuse the enthusiastic call of his friends. CALIFORNIA KEPCULICAXS Ban Francisco, August 3. —The Repub lican State convention, which partly trails acted its business last May, mot here ugaiu for the purpose of nominating Con gressmen uud candidates for Chief Justice and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court aud appointing Presidential electors. Several district conventions were heal in the afternoon, and nominations were made tor lie resentatives in Congress as foil ws: Third district. Joseph McKenna; renom mation; Fourth district, W. W. Morrow, reuomination; Fifth district, T. G. Phelj s. At tin night session additional Conf.rcs lional nominations wer ,ude as follows: First district, Judge ,i. J. DeUaven, of Humboldt; Second d -Irict, John A. En fou, of Amador; Hixv.i district, General William Van Dover, renominated. For Presidential Electors, at-large, John F. I'wife .ml W. H. L. Baruch. The plat form dopted is in briof as follows: U declares that the Republicans of Califor nia Indorse and reaffirm the National plat* lona of the Republican party, and congratu lates the country upon the nomination of Harrison and Morton, true representa tives of American industry aud Arnerie n labor. It stoutly advocates protection, and aeciiires that the linaac al policy whereby both gold and silver shall form the basis ol circulation, whether the money mi use be co n nr t ertifleaies, is imperatively demanded: . oiimends Republ can members of Congress from California for their efforts in bc h.ili of restrictive Chinese legislation: renews the determination to make such restriction effective, and in eveiy way prevent competition of Chinese with American labor; returns thunks to the R<> u-licun National convention for it-, emphatic t-clarattoQ on the subject, and t stresses implicit fairh that the Republican party of the Nation will protect the industries of California from ihe Chinese. FLORIUA’B UK PUBLICAN CANDIDATES. Ocala, Fla., Aug. 2.—The Republican State convention met here. About two* linrds of the delegates are nogroes. The platform asks that a high duty be placed >n . ranges, pineapples sugar and rice. V. S. Shipman, of Lawtry, was nominated for Governor and H. W. Chandler (colored), jf Ocala, for Secretary of State. “ Blinky” Morgan Mu-t Hang. Columbus, o.,Aug. 2. —The application of Slinky Morgan for commutation of sen tence to imprisonment for life was for aially presented to the Governor, and he announced that ho would not interfere with the sentence ot tho court. Morgan will be executod at the penitentiary in this /ity next Thursday night between t*.e uours of 12 u>.. 3 a.m. Decamped with Rich Boots'. Nt.w York, Aug. 2.—A G. I'adcliffc, a well-known mounter of glariers’ diamonds, has vanished from his accustomed haunts, iud with him have gone diamonds valued »t $30,000. It is Burmised that be has gone to England. A Shingle Mill Horned. Mcsxkoon, Mich., Aug. 2.—The Bhippley ihiagle miii si Lakeside burned. The lose It sheet ia0.006. HIS CAREER ENDED. Death of Dr. Robert Morris, the Louli* ville Poet ami Mason. Louisville, Ky., Aug 2.— Dr. Robert Morris died Tuesday morning at his homo at Lagrange, from paralysis. Ho was mar ried and leaves several children. * [Dr. Robert Morris was born August 31,1818. He was initiated into the cruft M.iai h 5,1816, and passed through the various degrees until his election of Grand Master of Kentucky in 1858. Soon after his initiation he began to gain con siderable prom nonce as a poetical wr ter, the subjects of hiS poems biring invariably the aims or sentiments of the craft. In UK'S ho under took a journey through the holy land, and the results of his observations on that trip he afterwnrds published under the title, “Freemasonry in the Holy Land." He was elect* d first Master of the Royal Solomon Lodge at Jerusalem in 1873. Fve years later he directed his researches to the laud of •* Rob- ROBERT MORRIS. bie Burns," of whose works Dr. Morris was an ardent admirer. His most recent writings are founded on sketches made during the jour ney. In 1884 he was crowned Poet Laureate of Freemasonry, and in the published proceedings at the laureation the committee which had the matter in charge thus expressed itself In regard to tho Mason Laureate. ‘‘Rob Morris is personally known to the ten thousand, of the craft the worid over. A man of modest habits, siudious at the midnight lamp, quick to catch the flash of poetio thought and skillful to fasten it upon paper, clear in speech, pleasant and humorous in style. Brother Mor ris has personally visited Masonic lodges upon the three continents. His face is recogn zed in more than 3,000 lodges. His name appears upon the title page of more than seventy vol umes; his contributions to the poetical litera ture of Freemasonry exceed 303 la number. “The weil-known ability of this distingu shed Mason and his high standing as a masonic wri ter have given him a world-wide reputation with the craft, while the purity of sentiment so beautifully expressed in his masonic poems has so endeared his name to thousands of the brethren and the r fumilies that ‘Kob Morr s’ is a household word in every lod<o and Masonic house where our language is spolteu. Were the productions of Brother Morrv elim inated from our litorature one-half Its charm would be lost. What Johnson, Dryden, Words worth and Tennys >n have been to general lit erature ho has been to M.;son«os” Among the many Masonic works which own Dr. Morris as author the following are some of the most prominent: ’Tee Lights and Shadows of Freemasonry,” “Code of Masonic Law,” “History of the Morgan Aflalr\” “Freemasonry in tho Holy Land.” “History of Freemasonry in Kentucky,” ‘“The Poetry of Freemasonry,” etc. He :s also the author of numerous works on numismatics, and the composer of a number of Sunday-school songs, bes ties being a contribu tor for half a century to the secular, scientific and religious press. His home since lSCOhus been at La Grange, Ky. SIOUX INDIANS STUBBORN. Sitting Hull Returns nn«l JLngeuders StiU Stronger Opposition to the Treaty— Chiefs in Council Swear by the < reat Spirit Never to Sign the Papers. Standing Rock Agency, D. T., Aug. 2. Sitting Bull has returned to the agency, and if his influence has boon used at all it has been in the direction af engendering still stronger opposi tion to the proposed treaty. Iu the pri vate council ne..ny all the Indians not at the agency partici pated. Speeches were made by John Grass, Long Dog, Mad Bear y and others all against y the measure. The / feel ng was more in ti tense than ever and not was a vote johx grass. taken which wa3 unanimous ugainst signing the other paper —the red or black—but the most solemn oath known to tho Sioux was taken. Each arose and swore by the Great Spirit that he would never sign the papers. Governor Church was introduced to the Indians as being uext to the Great Father, aud he spoke for about half an hour, urging thorn le reconsider their acticn of Friday and sign the treaty. He assured them of the friendliness of tho Great Father, and that the measure under discussion was in their Interest; that they ought to accept it. Agent McLaughlin also advised them to sign. Judge Wright thou made a calm and convincing argument, the best that h..s yet been made, but, so far as could be observed, not the leust impression was made upon the Indians. John Grass said he could not understand why the whites were so auxious to get a portion of their land when there was so much vacant land on the other side of the river. He said he would not sign it, and that all the Indians had de cided not to sign either paper. His declaration discouraged tho Commis sion somewhat, but they continued to argue. Mad Bear also spoke against tho measure. Sitting Bull aid not say any thing, but he talks freely to the Indians individually. Homeward Bound. New York, Aug. 2. —Over 300 Italians, disgusted ut not being able to obtain employment, have sailed for home on the steamer Alesia of the Fabre Line. On the same vessel, by order of Collector Magone, were Santo Cornnrso and Carminl Matigaulio, two desperate Italian br gands, who arrived hero on the Fabre line steamer about two months ago. The men were ironed, ami until the vessel sailed, guarded by custom-house officers. He Can Not Accept. Galesburg, 111., Aug. 2.—Major R. W. MeClaughrey has notified the bouixl of trustees of Knox College that, if elected, he can not accept the presidency of the col lege because of his relations to tho prison congross and the difficulty of disposing of his Joliet property. S»w York Excludes Bub-Tail Cars. New York, Aug. 2. —Tho of al dermen has adopted an ordinance provid ing a penalty of fifty dollars for each trip, or pant of a trip, made in this city by any horse car not provided with bi-th con ductor anil driver. A Prison-Keeper’s Suicide. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. It. —Edward A. Gav.n, aged 88. a keeper of the Erie County Penitentiary, committed suicide by shooting himsslf through the heart with a revolver. 1 amily troubles are sup posed to be the cause. HIS LIFE SPARED. John Anderson Rescued from Hia Living Tomb.. After Nine Days Spent In the Well, Fifty Feet Below the Surface, He Is Taken Out Alive—Great Rejoicing. HEROIC NEBRASKANS. Johnstown, Neb., July 31.—John Ander son has been rescued. The treacherous well has been forced to give up the man hold captive for ninedwys. As soon as there was a bit of daylight Saturday morning the work of rescue was resumqd with renewed courage and determination. The men.were desperate and resolved to bring Anderson out alive or perish in the attempt. All the arrangements had been completed during the night and the rescuers were prepared for a supreme and final effort. A small box, eighteen inches long and ten by eleven inches square, open at both ends and thoroughly soaped in side, was lowered to the boards that were protecting him. Wuen a hole was made large enough the box was slipped through. At 10 o’clock Anderson, after pulling off all his clothes, tied a rope u«der his arms and holding his hands straight above his head was pulled through the box and finally released from his prison. With a cheeiful shout the men iu the well who handled the rope sent the new s to the watchers on the ground above. The crowd went wild with joy, and men laughed, cried and threw up their hats at the same time. The rescuers and rescued were then drawn to the surface by willing hands, Anderson in the meantime having been furnished with elothes and given stimulants. After reach ing the top Anderson was carried to the house, although he asked to bo allowed to walk, and placed under doctors’ care. The doctors report him doing well and arc con fident that ho will soon b» restored to health. Although showing the effects of his unfortunate accident he does not look so emaciated as was expected. After Anderson was taken Into the house the crowd gave three cheers for Henry Archer and George Campbell, the men who took him from the well. These men were so overcome with fatigue aud joy that when the men began to congratulate them they w ept like children. So intense has been the excitement and sym pathy for the unfortunate man that busi ness of all kinds had been very much neglected. Farmers left their fields and merchants their stores and flocked to the scene of the accident, offering to lend a helping hand. The women have shown their willingness to help, also, by cooking and sending food to the workers. Although the rescuing party djd all in their power, Anderson never would have been saved but for his own efforts. He planned and directed tho last two days of labor, and all the while he was imprisoned never was heard to titter a complaint. [When Anderson fell into the well on July 19 he was engaged in repaying the curb. Sud denly, by an unlucky Wow of Ms pick, he caused the earth, which was very sandy, to cave in. He discovered his danger in tme to raise an alarm, and neighbors started to draw him up. After he had been raised twenty-five feet a second cave-in oc curred, whioh stopped the well up entirely. A large force of men at once began to dig beside the old well, but, after working four aays and nights, the conclusion was reached that Anderson was dead. They continued work, however, and on Monday Anderson signaled that he was yet alive by cutting the rope that held the bucket. The diggers reached within about three feet of the impriaoued man and were able to cotnmonicate with him. Ho Informed them that be was all right and asked them to be careful. On the same night the well began caving again, and the curbing sank about one foot. The diggers wore frightened out of the well! but almost Immediately went back again, and found Anderson all right. He asked them to save him if possible, but not to take tob many chances. It ie about 100 feet to the bottom of the well, and from this space he obtaned a r, gett i.g the only water that be had for five days By sucking the rotten but water-soaked planks,] A SMASH ON THE *Q." The “Eli” Fast Train Collides with a String of Box-Cars Fifty-five Stiles from Quincy—The Engineer and Fireman Re ported Killed and Several Passengers Injured. Qtixct, 111., July 31.—Xbe “Eli" fast train, which left here at 1:30 a. m. for Kansas City, over the Hanni bal and St. Joseph Division of the “Q ” road, ran into a lot of box-cars which had been side-tracked at Round Grove Btation, but w’hich were not pulled far enough along to clear the main track. The mail and baggage cars of the “Eli” train were badly wrecked, and several persons were severely injured. It is reported that the engineer and fireman were killed. The accident happened only fifty-five miles from Quincy, and the wreck has shut out the regular incoming Western trains. Yet the “Q” officials here state that they are without any defi nite particulars and are using every en deavor to suppress all intelligence about the accident. Boycotted Irish Farmers Shot. Dublin, July 81.—John Forhan, a boy cotted farmer, while returning from Tralee with three laborers in a car was shot dead near Listowel, Kerry, by two disguised men who jumped over a fence, fired, and escaped through a wood. While Farmer McAuliffe was working with a laborer named Ruare in a field at Glounamukle, Cork, on Saturday, a man disguised with a white cloth entered and demanded their names, Ruare gave a false name. He was ordered by the stranger to fall upon his knees, and he did so, whereupon the stranger shot him twice and he died an hour al terward. The stranger escaped. Movement of Specie. New York, July 81.—The exports of specie from the port of New York last week amounted to $241,984, of which 16.600 was in gold and $235,334 fn silver. All the gold and $6,324 In silver went to South America and $220,060 lo silver Went to Europe. The imports of specie fbr the week amounted to $82,745, of which $22,056 was in gold and $60,692 silver. A Horrible Suield*. Calumet, Mich , July 81.—The body of Michael Weiss, a single man 46 years old, was found near Red J ackot depot with his head completely blown off It is supposed he committed suicide by placing a stick of Hercules powder in his mouth and touch ing it off. The brains and skull were scat tered for a hundred feet around. Crop Reports. Chicago, July 81.—A summafjr of crep reports of Western and Northwestern States fives an average estimate of the wheat yield at thirteen to fifteen bushela to the acre, oats thirty to thirty-nine bush els, and condition of corn about 109 per oent. The Kmprnss and Son Doing Well. Bbmlin, July hi.—The Empress and son are doing well. The Pope sent a telegram congratulating Emperor William upon the birth of his fifth son. The Emperor in re ply thanked the Pope for this nsw proof of hie friendly regard. PORTER DECLINES. He Refuses Positively to Make the Race for the Governorship of Indiana. Ixm anapoi,ts, Ind., July 81.—Kx-Oover oor A. G. Porter has informed Attorney- General Michener and other friends that he positively and em phatically declines to be considered as a candidate for the Gubernatorial nomi nation,'and would'not accept a nomination if it were tendered. He reiterated that he never desi red the nomination, and in view of Lieutenant- Governor Robert son’s recent and re- kx-gov. porter. peated deciftrat ion that he (Robertson) was an avowed candi] date for the Governorship, he was constrained to announce that he would under no circumstances per mit his friends to use his name in a contest for an office that he does not and never did seek. As a matter of political interest, this absolute declination of Gov ernor Pater’s is only second in importance throughout Indiana to General Harris n’s nomination. A dispatch from Richmond says State Senator Johnson has received the following letter from ex-Goveinor Porter: “ Indianapolis, Jnd., July 88 —Hon. Henry JJ. Johnson—My Dear Sir: The pressure of many engagements has'delayed my reply to your letter. At the conference of the Lincoln and Logan clubs in February last I stated in a public speech that I would not be a candidate before the Republican State convention for the ottice of Governor, and that my name would not be presented to the convention. Several gentlemen were present who were Understood to desire the nomination, and the declaration was properly interpreted as being in the nature of a pledge that I would not stand in the way. I have never since said that I would be a candi date, but, on the contrary, have said to many persons that I would not. The partiality of friends has recently, notwithstanding these declarations, so 6trongly evinced itself in favor of mv being nominated that I feel it to be in cumbent upon me, in reply to your letters, to renew the statement and to give you authority to make It public that I shall not be a candidate, and I am obliged to add that I would not accept a nomination even were It tendered. I have taken an active part in every Republican oampaign since the Republican party was organized except one that occurred while I was holding an office at Washington. After this long service the State convention will, I am sure, spare my feelings by refraining from pressing upon me a candidacy to which I would be averse and which I should feel obliged to decline. But, while I shall not be a candidate, I shall not be Indifferent to the success of the Republican party, nor 'Shall my voice be silent m the important campaign upon which it is about to enter. From the time When the campaign shall begin until it shall have closed, by every effort that I can bestow, I shall give whatever aid I am able to secure the triumph of the Republican National ticket and the success of the candidates who shall be placed in nomination by our State convention. Yours sincerely, A. G. Porter." Ex-Governor Porter’s letter has caused a decided political sensation, as his nomina tion was generally looked upon as definite ly settled. At the primary elections held Saturday night the delegates in many wards were instructed to vote for him, while previously twejjty-two ooun ties had adopted resolutions express ing the desire that he should make the race, a thing that has been generally regarded as nothing less than a political necessity. The men seeking the nomina tion are: Lieutenant-Governor Robertson, Warren G. Sayre, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives; J. N. Huston, chairmain of the State Central Committee; Congressman Steele, and Will Cumback, while General Lew Wallace has also been proposed. CLEVELAND’S LETTER. Some of the Reasons for the Delay In Its Appearance. Washington, July 31.—The letter of ac ceptance of President Cleveland is expoct ed in the course of the present week. There is no time prescribed within which a letter of acceptance is to be made public, although it has not been the general custom to withhold a letter so long after the convention as President Cleve land has done in this instance. There are several reasons for the delay. He has been watching the tariff situation. The chief one is that the President did not desire to prepare his lettur until after the House should have acted on the Mills bill. He naturally wished to wait to know whether or not his party in the House would sustain him with practical unanimity, and he was long very apprehensive. Since the vote showed him that the party is unanimous there have been other reasons why he has not preparod the letter. He is well occupied with matters of routine business, and has been examining bills to see if more pensions could not be vetoed. During the last week before the President left on his fishing trip the White House was not an attractive workshop. Owing to some repairs that were made necessary in the water tank on the top of the house, there was for days a constant din of the mechanics’ hammers, and this is one reason why the President suddenly deter mind upon his yachting trip. It is be lieved that upon his return he will devoto him self to the finishing touches of his let ter of acceptance, which is understood to be well under way, and that during the latter part of this week it will be given to the public. Members of the Democratic National Committee expect the letter with in a few days. Will Retire to Private Life. Washington, July 81.— Senator Palmer, of Michigan, formally announced his with drawal from the Senatorial raoe in that State. His withdrawal is purely a per sonal matter. Life in Washington is distasteful to the Senator. The lead ing candidate to succeed Senator Palmer will be James McMillan, ex-chairman of the Republican State Committee in Michigan. He is a big railroad man and is worth $12,000,000. Ex-Representative Ed ward Lacey will also strive for the plaoe, and so will Jay Hubbell. Several Houses Wrecked. St. Paul, Minn., July 31.— Very hot weather, accompanied by local storms, has prevailed in the Northwest. The Pioneer- P>«m has information that a cyclone at Plainview, near Rochester, Minn., wrecked several bouses, but so far as known killed no one. Details are lacking. During a thunder-storm at Brown’s Valley Mrs. Estelle, wife of a farmer, was killed by ' lightning A Big Paper-Mill Burned- Bpkj no field, Mass., July 81.—A special; announces that the large paper-mill of John De Varennes, at East Lee, has been | burned. The mill employed 180 hands. It was a large wooden structure, well stocked and thoroughly equipped. The toss will be about SIOO,OOO if the dsstrue-, tion Is complete. A Big Lean Placed. Cur or Mexico, July 81.—It Is reported herd that the later-Ooeanic Railroad Com pany has just placed in London on favora ble terms a loaa of $6,600,000 and S2.M*- j 100 ef the first preference shares. A LIFE FOR A LIFE. •Blinky” Morgan Hanged In the Columbus (O.) Penitentiary. He Pays the Penalty for the Murder of Detective HuUlgan—Meeting Death Calmly, Asserting His Innocence to’ the Last—The Crime. DIED OX THE GALLOWS. CoirMßCs, 0., Aug. 4.—Charles, alias “Blinky” Morgan, the principal figure in the Ravenna rescue and the murder of Detective Hulligan, of Cleveland, o.,wasex- ecu ted at the Ohio poniten tji|a r y The prisoner spent a quiet day, refusing to see visitors except those with whom he had been intimate and who had taken an in- terest in the commu- “blinmy” Morgan. tation of his sentence. To all with whom he talked he protested his innocence of the crime. On Thursday Morgan made out an or der turning his body over to Dr. Clemmer, the physician of the prison, with the request that It be used for the benefit of the sciences and afterward cremated. After giving the order, however, he received a letter from Nellie Lowery, of Cleveland, who is reputed to have been his mistress, asking that his body be sent to her. She had been refused the pleasure of seeing him alive, and she claimed it was no more than right she should see his face after death. Morgan changed his mind after reading the letter, and asked the physician to relinquish his claim, which was dona The execution was witeessed by thirty persons. Morgan was on the scaffold when the spectators entered the execution de partment. He looked like a high-toned gentleman dressed for an evening ball. The warrant was read, and Morgan re fused to say a word, but stood like a statue as the ropes were adjusted. When all was ready, the cap drawn down, and the rope began to tighten, Morgan spoke in a loud tone: “Good-bye, Nellie,” and passed through the trap. The work was not a success. The body writhed in the greatest agony and the legs jerked, while the arms swung and the hands clutched. He slowly strangled to death. It has been discovered on good authority that real name was Charles Mc- Donald. Morgan prepared a letter before his exe cution, in which he thanked the prison officials for their treatment of him, and again declared that be was innocent of any connection whatever with either the theft of the furs, the fescue of McMunu or the murder of Detective Hulligan. MORGAN'S CRIME. On the night ol January 29, 1887, the fur store of Benedict & Ruedy, on Superior street, Ole vela fid, 0., was burglarized, and 17.000 worth Of sealskin garments carried away just at the break of day. The furs were taken out of the front door and earned to a house on 91, Clair street, where the oracksmen had engaged lodgings. The burglary was dis covered ifrthe morning at f o’olOok when an employe arrived at the storft. The thieves left the city With their booty, going to Allegheny City, on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh railroad. Detective Hulligan, together with Cap tain Hoehne, went to the latter place, and the day after their arrival arrested a young man who gave the name of Harry Mc- Muqn. He was afterward identified by Cleve land shop-keepers as having been hanging around their stores, and also as having bad a prominent part In the shipment of the goods. Requisition papers "were served and the pris oner was taken aboard the train hg Captain Hoehne and Detective Hulligan, being shackled to the latter. Chief of Police Murphy, of Allegheny City, and several detectives went to the depot with the Cleveland officers. Had they not done so a res cue would have been attempted at the depot. The presence of so many officers, how ever, frustrated the scheme. McMunn behaved quietly, and seemed anxious to make the as little trouble as possible. The prisoner and his captors were in the smoking-car. At 2 o’dock in the morning five men entered the car. There was no recognition between the prisoner and them. At Ravenna, thirty miles from Alliance, they stepped across tne aisle to where McMunn sat shackled to Detective Hulligan. and draw ing their pistols, said: “Give him up?” Both Hulligan and Hoehne drew their weapons, and rapid firing commenced. Both the officers were shot several times, but would not yield. Finally oae of the rescuing party look a coupling-pin from a newspaper and struck both officers over the head, knocking them senseless. Hulligan was dragged to the car door, where the shackles were broken and McMunn was free. The wounded officers were brought to Cleve land, Detective Hulligan being taken to his home, where he ded four days later, and Capta n Hoehn to the city hospital, where he was carefully nursed back to health und strength. A reward of *16.000 was offered for the capture of th" murderers, and then began the long hunt for tne Ravenna res cuers, as they were called. Word came from Alpena, Mich., finally that “ Bllnkey ” Morgan, Billy Harrington, Pat Hanley and Harry McMunn, the men desired in the police circular, were believed to be in the city. The one supposed to be McMunn disappeared rather suddenly, however, and on the night ol Juue 27, when the arrests were made, only Morgan and the two supposed to be Hanley and were captured. Morgan was taken into custody at the house where he was stay ing, after a desperate struggle, In which he shot Sheriff Lynch, of Alpena. In the leg, pro ducing a wound which finally caused that officer’s death. The other two men were ar rested as they were about to board a boat go ing from Alpena to Oscoda, Mich. Morgan and his companions, who proved to be James Rob uison and John Coughlin, were brought to Cleveland Friday morning, July 1, and after being in jail there fohr days were taken to Ravenna to await their trial for mur der. On October 8, 1887, Morgan was brought into court at Ravonna for tr.al. The witnesses for the State, one after another, gave testi mony which connected Morgan with the bur glary and subsequent murder on tho Cleveland & Pittsburgh train. The fbry. after having been out one hour and twenty-five minutes, re turned a verdict of “ guilty of murder in the first degree.’’ The trials of Coughlin and Robinson followed that of Morgan, and each was convicted of mur der In the first degree, though both brought an array of witnesses to prove that they were not present at the time the murder was commit ted. Coughlin was afterward granted a new trial, and finally his case was nolled. Robin son was also granted a new trial, and he Is now in jail at Ravenna. Killed HU Own Hon. Dks Moin’ks, la., Aug. 4.—At the lowa & Wisconsin coal mine, two miles west of Albia, Michael Dial, an old miuer, killed hi* own son Dick with a shot-gun. The son was about 27 years old. The old man is in the custody of the sheriff and nearly crazed with grief. It seems that there was a family row, and the father claims to have killed i/ho son in self-defense. The father has a good reputation. The Hest Record Equaled. New Yokk, Aug. 4.—At Monmouth Park, N. J., Firenzi, carrying 113 pounds, defeat ed The Bard in a race of a mile and a half, equal ng the best time for that distance 2:34—made by Luke Blackburn with 102 peunis up at tho same placo August 17, 1630, and by Jim finest at Chicago July 34, 1630, who carried 06 pounds.