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SIOUX CO. JOURNAL. I ruyrac
BY THEJOI RML 1I B.1H1U .
OVEE THE STATE.
' A. Brash creek young man has made a
bet with two young girls on the presi
dential outcome. If the republican
win he is to marry the brunette; if the
democrats win he is to espouse the
blonde. The Cleveland girl is worth
f 10,000 and the Harrison girl is poor.
It is rumored that CoL Fisher, super
intendent of the Chicago, Kansas k Ne
braska railway, will soon come to Omaha
nd take a position in the employ of tha
John Lynch, of Omaha, threw him
self in front of a locomotive the other
day and was ground to pieces. He had
"snakes" when he resorted to this
means of self-destruction.
Appropriate ceremonies were held in
Beatrice last week over the commence
ment of the laying of Beatrice paving.
. A. Watross. president of the board
of trade, laid the first bricks in the first !
brick paving ever laid In lNebraBka.
At ljlncoin on Thursday last the attor
ney of the Chicago, Burlington & Quin
cy railroad appeared before the supreme
court and requested leave to withdraw
the petition entered several days ago for
removal to the United States court. The
railroad then changed its answer and
declared itself to be a domestic corpora
tion, subject to the laws as other corpo
rations are. The Burlinjrton therefore
holds its riirht of way and franchises le
gally, but there will be no more ques
tion of removal from the state to the
United States courts. The chief object
in instituting the suit was to put a stop
to the railroad practice of transferring
auits from the state courts.
Mrs. S. Shnltz, the widow of the man
who was killed by a Missouri Pacifio
train near Louisville, has commenced
suit for $5,000 against the saloon keeper
who sold her husband the liquor.
There was a large attendance at the
convention of the Young Men's Chris
fjian association in Beatrice last week.
' A gang of thugs and thieves is evi
dently working Lincoln. Robberies
are of almost daily occurrence. That
they are old hands at the business is
shown by their boldness and the posses
sion of keys by which they can gain
easy admittance to dwelling houses.
! A Plattsmouth dispatch says: An
other case of accidental shooting oc
curred here this afternoon about 4
o'clock. The victim of the accident was
a young man named Jamea Egan, who
is well known here. He was handling a
thirty-eight caliber Smith and Wesson
revolver which had not been in use for
some time and while attempting to
break the breech, it was discharged, the
ball entering the palm of his left hand,
tearing through two of the principal ar
teries, causing the blood to spurt out in
a stream. Had not the services of a sur
geon been immediately secured Egun
would certainly have bled to death.
Cbas. J. Ryan, one of Omaha's pio
neers, joined the silent majority last
A prominent business man of Omaha
named Weimers fell down a stairway
last week and broke his neck.
There are about . 15,000 photographic
establishments iu this country, employ
ing 40,000 people.
j The corner stone of the Lancaster
county court house will be laid Novem
L L. Bowman, of Fairbury, has been
Appointed clerk on the new nostal ranto
Jbetween Omaha and Superior, over the
. Elkhorn road.
' Joseph Toung, of Winona county,
Iowa, was robbed in Fremont of 350.
'xne unfortunate man recently sold hit
M 2 T 1 .
laim in imva auu nianeu wuu Jus leam
to look for a location in Nebraska. He
went into town and put up at the Clif
ton house, a small hotel whore several
robberies have been committed during J
tne past summer. lie had Ins cash, part
of the proceeds of his farm, in the pocket
of an inside pair of pants. During the
night his room was entered and his
clothing rifled, and when he awoke he
iound he was short every cent he had.
The Union Pacific has greatly im
proved its yard facilities and built com
modious stock yards in Beatrice.
I Hon. James Ewing, editor of thf
Wood Biver Gazette, died on the 31st,
of a complication of diseases, chief o)
which was heart trouble. He served
Hall county two terms as superintend
.ent of public instruction, and for a time
lie served as deputy county treasurer.
He was elected representative two yean
: ago, and was a candidate for re-election
this year. His funeral was very largely
attended by citizens from all parts oi
C. M. Williams, .of Fremont, wat
elected a member of the state commit
tee of the Nebraska Toung Men's Chris
tian association, at its annual meeting
held at Beatrice.
F. F. Bexforfl, of -Cass county, has
finished working np his sorghum crop.
From eleven and a half acres, he made
1,400 gallons of molasses, which brings
nt wholesale 45 to 50 cents ner trillion.
Mr. It. says next Tear he expects to run
two evaporators, grind with a Shipman
engine ana ran nignt an day.
Pick Bean, late manager of the
Ogallala Cattle Co., and his men, says
the Ogallala Reflector, have returned
from Rose Bad and Pine Ridge Indian
agencies, where the company has sun-
Slied the Indians with beef, the last
isne for this year. The company has
old tne government over seven million
nonnds of beef which has nearlv all
been consumed by the Ogallala and
juruM inoes oi we oioux nauon.
I Moses Sydenham, a well-known No'
braskan, is writing in the Kearney Dailj
iHub "Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in
Nebraska in 1806-7." To old Nebraskani
the sketches are interesting.
Cadet Taylor, of the Omaha Itepnb
lioan, has sued the Herald of that City
for $50,000 damages for defamation of
Three cases of floral bulbs have been
raceired from Amsterdam for T. N. Par
ker, of Omaha. This is tlie first con
signment of bulns ever received at the
Jmaba onatom office from a foroign port.
. , - 1 V -
artesian well at tlie .xeor.
tv packing house is to be sunn r
feet deeper, making we iouu
1 00 feet when completed. Some
mouths a-o a good flow of water was
-truck at a depth of 800 feet, but owing
to the extensivu improvements and
Teat enlargement of capacity now go
in? on, the amount of water obtained
will not be sufficient
A dispatch from Stuart says: A fear
ful and destructive fire swept over the
Elkhorn valley yesterday, five miles
southwest of town, destroying in its
course at least fifteen hundred tons of
hay. The fire originated from a spark
from a passing locomotive on the Fre
mont, Elkhorn Missouri alley rail
road between this station and
The wind via blowing a gale all day.
Help went liberally from this place and
Newport or the fire would have done
more damage. The timely arrival of
this assistance saved several nne tana
houses. Several settlers lost their en
tire hay crop. One lost a stable, a new
mower and a new wagon.
Omaha and Council BlufTs joined in a
grand celebration of opening it the
bridse on the 30th ult.
Xlie commissioners of Dakota county
have set aside a new election precinct at
Winnebago agency for the sole use of
the Indians on the agency. The mem
bers of the Omaiia tribe who are voters
will cast their ballots at Tender, as
there is bad blood between the two
tribes, and it was thought best to keep
them separate election (lay.
Charles Collins, who mysteriously dis
appeared in Omaha a number of weeks
ago and was supposed to have been
murdered, returned to his homo in
Plattsmouth Thursday night and will
agaiu live with his wife. Collins ex
presses sorrow over his temporary de
sertion of his family and !.'iv.-s as tlie
reason for his act that he disliked liv'ng
in Plattsmouth. He has been working
in the machine 6lio;iB at Fort Worth,
The Wesleyan university of Lincoln
was formally dedicated on the 25th.
The exercises took place at tbe new
university. The elegant and spacious
chapel was filled to its utmost capacity.
Presiding Elder Leighton, of Chili
cothe, Mo., read the opening hymn, and
Rev. T. B. Lemon, the father of Meth
odism in Nebraska, pronounced the in
vocation. It was a humble, fervent
offering of thanks to the ruler of bcaven
and earth. Rev. YV. O. Miller presented
the address on the part of the trustees,
and he feelingly remarked as he handed
the key to Chancellor Creighton: "The
opening of the university is looked upon
as the culmination of two years of
prayerful and earnest work to unify the
educational system of the church in the
state. The wisdom of having the luiglier
and mnre expensive work done in the
central university is therefore apparent.
May God guide in the direction of the
affairs and great work of the invita
tion." Four citizens of Florence fool; it upon
themselves to take up subscriptions for
tho widow of the man Burko who v. as
found dead last week on the bank of the
river. After they had secured quite n
roll, a divide was made, and the fund
was blown in at the saloons.
The Nebraska & Dakota Bridge Co.,
filed articles of incorporation w ith the
secretary of state last week. The docu
ment shows that the corporation propose
to build a bridge across the Missouri
river at or near Ponca in Dixon county.
It proposes to lay railway tracks across,
for the accommodation of any or all
railways willing to pay a sufiicierit price
for the accommodation.
Serious damage was done tho high
school building in Fremont by mischiev
ous boys getting into the basement and
turning the city water into tlie boiler
and forcing it through the steam pipes
into the rooms and walls and ceilings.
Quite a ripple of excitement was cre
ated here to-day, says an Ogallala dis
patch, by the arrest of W. H. Mallone,
editor of the Keith County News. The
complainant was Henry B. Raynor, re
publican candidate for representative.
The editor of the News had Recused
Raynor of being a murderer in the col
umns of his paper, hence his arrest un
der that part of the code pertaining to
libel. Mr. Mullone was taken before
County Judge Wood and bound over.
Ube chief of police of Omaha is in re
ceipt of a letter from D. W. Marrow, of
the bureau of pensions at Washington.
V. U, instructing him to look out for
and arrest one Charles A. Marshall, who
pretends to be an ojlicer of tho United
States government, and on the strength
of this has been swindling ignorant peo
ple, particularly negroM, in various
parts of the country. He sometimes
represents himself as being of the second
auditor's office, and sometimes of the
pension bureau, and after making a col
lection guarantees that the person duped
win receive notice ot tlieir pension being
granted inside of ten davs.
At Plattsmouth Sheriff Eikenbary at
tached the engine and implements of
Mr. Thompson, the contractor doing
the grading work on the street sewer
age, lhe attachment was levied at the
instance of a Mr. Namara, of Sioux
City, for a debt of 418.
The foundation of the Christian col
lege at Lincoln is nearly completed.
The contract for the superstructure will
be let some time next winter, in time
for early spring work. It has not been
fully determined whether an attempt
will be made to open school next fall or
not, but it has been decided that the
building shall he thoroughly ready be-
The Prola.tl I.-'J T r...
Id. uC tf (he I nl
Proclamation by the president of thf
Constant thanksgiving and gratitu.l.
are due from the American l-eople to th
Almighty God for His goodness ant
mercy which has followed them sine
the day he made them a nation anc
vouchsafed to them a free government
With loving kindness He has constantly
led us in the way of prosperity ant
greatness. He has not visited will
swift punishment our shortcoming bu'
with gracious care he has warned us ol
our dependence upon his forWaranct
and has taught us that obedience to Hit
holy law is the price of a continuance oi
His precious gifts. Iu acknowledge
ment of all that Hod has done for us a
a nation and to the end that on an ap
pointed day the united prayers and
.raise of a grateful country may reach
the Throne of (iraee, I, (irover Cleve
land, president of tho United Mates, do
hereby designate and set apart lhurs
dav, the 2!h day of November, as a day
of 'thanksgiving and prayer, to bo kept
and observed throughout the laud. Un
that dav let all our people suspend their
ordinary work and occupations, am
their accustomed place ot worsmi
1 .raver au.l songs of praise.
thanks to Cod fur ah I;
abundant harvests Wie
the t-.il of the husl
ve.r- that lias pas.v
reit-s. lor iii''
I. and for the
i tl,.. i .il ,.ftl, His landman during up'
. .i , t i I I .J...ru
reward timt luve i..nou"i
of our people in their i-hons and their
cr- of trade and traffic. Let us
thanks for lhe peace and for the
order and contentment within our
ih-rs, and for our advancement
that adds to a nation s greatm
mindful of the nlilictive dispensation
with which a portion of our land has
been visited, let us, while we humble
ourselves before tho power of God, ao
knowledgo His mercy in setting bounds
to the deadly march of tho pestilence,
and let our hearts be chastened by sym
pathy with our fellow countrymen who
have suffered and w ho mourn.
And as we n turu thanks for all the
blessings which we have received from
the hands of our heavenly Father, let
us not forget that He has enjoined upon
us charity, and on this day of thanks
giving let us generously remember the
poor and needy, so that our tribute of
praise and gratitude may be acceptable
in the sight of the Lord.
Done at the city of Washington on
tho fir-t day of 'November, eighteen
hundred and eighty-eight, and in tho
year of the independence of tho United
States, one hundred and thirteen.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
signed my name and cause. 1 the seal of
the L'nited States to be affixed.
By tho President.
T. F. IiAYUiP,
Secretary of State.
William II. liurnhiser, of llarri.sburg,
Pa., has lived in bed twenty-nine years,
in consequence of a spinal injury.
1'ev. Mr. Spurgeon is again reported
seriously ill. One of his hands and both
feet are useless, and he suffers great pain, j
Senator Charles i. Farwell lias a col-1
lection of 10,000 books, and is said to
have the finest theological library iu the
Empress Frederick is greatly pleased
with Sir Morell Mackenzie's new book
and has written a letter of nearly twenty
pages to tell him so.
Bob Burdette offers to give np writing
for the Sunday newspapers if the Bap
tist brethren will give up reading them.
In that case both would be losers.
King Humbert's gift to Emperor Wil
liam was quite unique, being a series of
models of the remains of the men, wo
men, children aud animals in the famous
John E. Sliawhan, a well-known Ban
Franci?co millionaire in bonanza days,
appeared in court last week and made
affidavit that he could not pay ?H00 back
alimony ituo to ins divorced wife.
James Pensmore, who, as owner of
one-fourth interest in a typo-writer pat
ent, now has an income of 5,000 a
month, was in 1S10 a newspaper can
vasser in St. Paul on tho muuilicent sal
ary of -sj per week.
Dr. Mary Walker has apt died to a
Washington ticket agent for a reduced I must be mado for the political situation
rate, as she snvs she wants to po home ! M wgardsthe presidential election thus
Following is the letter of Murchinson
It Washington, and the WUr. reply,
which has called forth so much crit.e s,
from the press and public, both in thu
country and England The correal
ence fully explain, itself, and et h
game time khows how completely thl
Britisher was entrapi-ed into giving
predion to views that he did not expeel
to be made public:
THE LETTER OF MCBCHWSOH.
Po-ona. CaL. Sept 4, IM8.-T0 th.
British Minister, Washington I), t.-Sh-
The gravity of the no itical s.tua
Won htre and the duties of those vote,
who are of English birth, but still eon
aider England the motherland, eonaU
tuie theology I herehy offer for in
truding for confirmation. Mr. I tew
land's message to congress on the fisher
question justly excit. s our alarm anc
7 i i further knowledg
Compel un , - !,:,
before finally casting our votes for him,
as we had intended to do. Many Lng,
lish citizens have for years refrainec
from being naturalized, as they though
no good would accrue fr') the act. but
Mr Cleveland's administration has been
so favorable and friendly toward Eng
land, so kind in nt t ub reing the relal
iatorv net passed by coiigref.s, so sound
on tlie free trad., question and so u,
tile to the dvnumitt! school 01
Ireland that bv the hundreds - yes bj
the thousands- tiny have become nat
nraiized for the xpr.-.-s purpose ol
helping to elect him over again. 1 IU
one above nil of American politicians,
they consider their own and their dun
try's b.-st friend. I am among thcs
unfortunates, with a right to vote Jot
president iu November. I am tinabU
to understand for whom I shall cast my
ballot, w hen but one month ago 1 wal
sure Mr. Cleveland was the man. Could
I feel and think lie was pursuing a lol
icy toward Canada temporarily for th
sake of gaining Kipularity and continu
ation of his office four year more, bul
intends to cease his policy when his re
election is secured in November and
again favor England's interest, then J
should have 110 further doubts, but pc
forward and vot ! for him. 1 know of
no one better able to direct mo, sir, and
I most respectfully ask your advice iu
the matter. I will further add that the
two men, Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Harri
son, are very evenly matched, and n few
votes may eh'Ct either one. Air. Harri
son is a high birill man. a believer on
tho American side on all questions and
undoubtedly an enemy to British inter
ests generally. This state is equally di
vided between tho two parties, and 8
mere handful of our naturalized coun
trymen cau turn it either way. When it
is remembered that a small state (Col
orado) defeated .Mr. Tilden in 1HT0 and
elected Haves, the republican, flic Wl
portanee of California is nt once appar
ent to all. As you are at the fountain
head of knowledge on tho question, and
know whether Mr. Cleveland's present
policy is temporary only, and whether
he will, as soon as he secures another
term of four years iu the presidency,
suspend it for one of friendship and free
trade, I apply to yon privately and con
fidentially for information, which shall
in turn bo treated as ent in lv secret
Such information would put me at rest
myself, and, if favorable to Mr. Cleve
land, enable me, 011 my own responsi
bility, to assure many of our country
men that they could do England 0 ser
vice by voting for Cleveland and against
the republican system of tariff. As Z
before observed, wo know not what to
do, but look for mora light on a mys
terious subject, which the sooner it
comes will better serve truo Englishmen
in casting their votes. Yours, very re
LOW) SACKVIIXE WEST'S BliI'LY.
Sir: I am in receipt of your letter of
the 4th inst., and beg to say that 1 truly
appreciate tho difficulty in which Vou
find yourself in casting your vote. Yon
are probably aware that any political
party which openly favored the mother
eonntry at tho present moment would
lose popularity, and that the party ia
power is fuily aware of this fact. Tho
party, however, is, I believe, still desir
ous 01 maintaining friendly relation
with Great Britain, arid is still as desir
ous of settling all questions with Canada
which have been unfortunately re
opened since the retraction of tho treaty
by tho republican majority in the senate
and to tho president's message, to which
you allude. All allowances, therefore
WEST KOT WANTED.
I.erv'l.- " f '"-kU
lhe I !
By direction of the president, the
retary of atata on the 80th informed
Lord Sackville that for causes hereto
fore made known io her majesty s gov
ernment Li continuance in Lu rresent
officWpoaiUoo in tba United Bute, u
no longer acceptable to this govern
ment, and would consequently be detri
mental to the relation, between the
The grounds for this action on the
part of the United States are stated in
the rei.rt of the secretary of sUU to
the prudent, dak-d the 20th inaL,
which is as follows: .
Department of State-To the President-
The undersigned has the pleasure
to submit for your consideration the
following statement, with a view to re
.. ,l,t-owion thereon. I'n tne
i,U rif'Sentember last a letter. pnnrt
ing to bo written by one Charles
M.M,i,,n dnte.l at Pomona, al.,
sent from that place to the Bntidi min
ister at tho capital, in which the writer
solicited an expression of hn views in
rcard to certain unsettled diplomatic
questions between Great Britain and
the United States, stating at tho samo
time that such expression waf fought by
him for the piiriKjse of determining bis
vote at the approaching presidential
!.;. . TI. Ktated that be
8 a naturalized citizen ti un
united Stales, of I.iigllMi I, ullt, mil
that bo Ftill countered , Ilglatl l uie
mother country, nnd tl.n fact le.i mm 10
seeR advice iiom me i nu-u 1
Hi,, in t ,is country. Ho Mriiier m.u.-u
that tho information lie sought was not
of comity hvs
fjet have TV
I'"", 11 Ol Hug
The Ice a,
tary Thomison to"
MJicjrnuu irom By J
him of the
but t i enable him to 1 Huj,j thi, af'
crews of alout
posed to have h, J
ueraiu isiaria lntk
a revenue hUtm C
meir awiiBUnce t I
nearly five hundred
and they are in ,
Biaiid me rigors olij.
the white houiw j,V
the matter befor. T
president sent t,
mony, acting n-n,;,.
instructed hire l,,
for tho relief of t)..
doro Harmony uii
to communieut. t
cry, cominaiiiliip ,
Arctic, arid whirl, ;,
ill Sail r'raliciscii, t
arrival there with t
Will Not DeD
urally m:ic'a ;-, c;..
Ilritiith ii.ini ;-r, in
rassing stav of
the move he. -t s.-j..
111! iltllOe -li.it-- fl.hir
ton, but a g.'iit',.
fore an attempt is mado to use it.
A Beatrice special says: The marriage
of O. J. Collman, of Broken Bow, and
Miss Hatlie Paddock, of this city, took
place at Christ Church Episcopal at
noon to-day. The church was taste
fully and lavishly decorated. The cer
emony was performed by lit. Key.
inuoi nuriniugion, 01 umtiun, as
sisted oy ine Mev. itooert Sc,tt, rector
oiuinst church. Mrs. May Soraors
v,Bnaee, 01 aima, presided at tlie organ
ana played Mendelssohn's "Wedding
March" as the bridal party entered the
cnurcn. ine clmrcli was filled with
inenrls and relatives of the bridal
couple, there being many visitors from
uinana anu ouier parts ol tlie state,
riister Mary Boniface, of the Sisters'
convent at uttumwa, Iowa, arrived in
Hastings last week to comnlete nrmnn-o.
ments for the preliminary work on the
new niw.ww convent to bo located
tnore. a ne location of M10 convent has
noi yet ueca niaae public.
10 vote, i no agent would gladly give
her a pass one way, but wants double
price for the return trip.
Col. Will L. Yisscher, the poet, loo-
tnrer and humorous writer, is now on
the editorial staff of the Portland Or
egonian, and occasionally amuses him
self by delivering a lecture on the war
in conjunction with a banjo artist.
Amos Marsh, a colored man in Or
ange, N. J., drew $13,000 in a lottery,
and his first step was to abandon his old
wife and give a white woman 83,000 to
marry linn, lie said it was no use to
have money unless he could get into society.
Sir William White, who represents
Great Britain at Constantinople, is a
man of leonine aspect, tall, stalwart,
with a massive forehead, a flowing white
beard, and a voice like a roar. His mind
w an extraordinary storehouse of well
classed facts, and ho in continually add
ing to its contents. Ho is nuoted aa
saying that the American system of gov
ernment will eventually predominate ia
created, it is, however, impossible to
predict tho course which President
Cleveland may purstio in the matter of
retaliation should ho be elected; but
there is every reason to believe that,
while upholding the position he has
taken, ho will manifest a spirit of con
ciliation in dealing with tho question in
volved in his message. I enclose an ar
ticle from the New York Times of Aug.
22, and remain, yours faithfully.
L. L. Saokvillr-West.
Beveblt, Mass., Sept 13, 1888.
Death of an Illinois Judge.
Chicago dispatch: Judge William K
McAllister, of the appellate court, one of
the most noted men on the bench of
Illinois, died very snddeuly at his homa
in Ravenswood, this morning. His death
was sudden and quite unexpected, al
though ho was seventy years of age. He
had bomi troubled for several months
with rheumatism, which six or eight
weeks ago developed heart trouble, and
the immediate cause of death was heart
failure. Judge McAllister camo to Illi
nom many years ago from Salem, Wash
ington county N. Y where he was bom.
Jlo was elected to tho supremo bench of
tho state 111 1870 nnd held that position
five years, when ho resigned to accept
tho election to tho circuit bench of Cook
George W. Cablo has returned to Bos
tor, and Iresnmed charge of the great
Uible claei in Tromont Tomple, K
Three Boys Killed.
Pittsburgh dispatch : While tcstin g a
rope fire escapo at the Monongahela
house this afternoon, the rope broke
and three boys, James McClure, aged
14 years; John Duddy, aged 15 years,
ana iianlel Magle, aged 15 years, were
iiiiiiu irom ttie litth Btory to the
pavement, a distance of ninety feet.
McOlureand Duddyfell head foremost
and were killed instantly. Na-lo
had both anna and hi !, i,.ni,. "1
.'II l,i , .... """veil, linn
will probably die. Tho agent of the fire
escape, H C. Wilson, of Zanosville, O ,
UllO liif-n.l 11. a L - , ' '
. V...J , , w como down the
escapo, paying them 5 cents each, has
been arrested, pending a coroner's in
vestigation. He is almost crazy over
the unfortunate affair, ami is beiii"
watched closely, as it ia feared he will
I.ord MacLvliie Tui;,
lenvrt here, lit! ki.j
"I have not m-.i
but a friend of di:b
hini last night, lust
template an itmr.t
think it iinprolui.lf.
will leave here Ik! r
At the r.nti-ilmi-fect
hilence is riiair.u
of the presid.-at'i 1
will depend chi. t!r -
and the t'.!-,s.'
towards this iMti-rr.
ho will receive a y
rank to tho ona h
might be proin.itt.ll
Thii would b r:i;
rebuke the aetwa &!
Port Jervii t'N. I
west -hound fr-i-;.t
into the re ir of t
Otiivilln t 1
M lil 'll w H
Hector b l'v s
ins ball, f
I ir -niuTi r
b-idv. r '
into th't v. r. ); 11
Hawkins, u io it
in-.. -lis, I. le f: .. 1
from the In t r
an 1 a di 11 !
ished, but Ilo jis:-.-
Still Looking For Murchison.
A special from Pomona, CaL, says:
Chairman Brico, of the democratic na
tional committee, has telegraphed tho
local domocralio committee to ascertain
as rn.etl v as possible if John E. David
of this place, has a relative named Mur
chison in Scotland, and if ho called at
lhe postoffice for a letter addressed I to
Murchison about September 20. Brico
says that the 1 committee now has good
reason to behove that Stephen B. VMn
was the author of the M urohison lottcr
mail JWlV0 Vftvi(1' J'i-cousiu to
L 1," '"f bpPn "' of town for
known " whorc"bt o not Vow
f,. l.ii.iti.lf (ilnlll
give certain assurances to ninny oiner
persons in tho samn situation as liimwlf
for the purpose of influencing and de
termining their political action as citi
zens of tho United States of English
birth, but who still regarded their orig
inal obligations of allegiance as para
mount. Tho letter also contained gross
reflections upon tho conduct ol tins gov
ernment in respect to questions HOW III
controversy and unsettled 1 -t ween the
United States and Great JJnluin, ami
both directly and indirectly imputed in
tr in such conduct. To this let
ter the 'British minister at once replied
from Beverly, Mass., under dato of
September 13. last. In his reply he
stated that "any political party which
openly favors the mother country at the
present moment would lose popularity,
and that tho party in power is i dly
aware of this fact; and that in
respect to tho questions with Can
ada which have been unfortunately
reopened since the rejection of
tho (lMberies treaty by the republican
majority in the senate and by tlie presi
dent's message, to which you allude,
allowances must be made for th". polit
ical situation as regard:! the presidential
election." The miuiMer thus gave liisi
a.Ke!)t and sanction to th aspersions
and imputations above referred to, and
thus, under his correspondent's assur
ance of secrecy, in which the minister
concurred by marking his answer "pri
vate," be undertook to udvisi! a citizen
of the United States how to exercise tho
franchise of huffi-ago in the election
close at hand f r the presidency mid vice
presidency of tho I nited States, and
through him, as the hitter suggested, to
influence the votes of iiia.iy others.
Upon this correspondence b.-iog made
public the minister received rpresenta
tives of the public press, and in frequent
interviews with him, intended for pub
lication, added to the impugnments
which ho had already made of the good
faith of this govern men t in its publio
action and international dealings.
Aitnougn ampin time and opportunity
has been offered him for a disavowal,
modification or correction of the stato
mcnts, to some of which his attention
was called by tho undersigned, yet no
such disavowal or modification has been
made by him through the channels in
which bis statements fust found public
ity. The que-tioii is thus presented
whether it is compatible with the dig
nity, security and independent sove
reignty of the United Stat.-B to permit a
representative of a foreign government
iu this country not only to receive and
answer without disapproval and confirm
by his repetition aspersions upon its
jHiliticiil action, but also to interfere iu
its domestic affairs by advising perous
formerly his countrymen hk to their
political cour-e as citizens of tho United
Slates. As between this country and
Great Britain there can be no contro
versy, as there is a complete severance
of the ties of original allegiance by nat
uralization, liisputes on this point
were finally put at r. st by thu treaty of
naturalization concluded by the two
countries on May IIS, Therefore,
it will not be contended, nor was such
contention ever admitted by u', that the
citizens of the United States, of British
origin, ure subject to any claim of tho
country of their original allegiance.
The undersigned also has the honor
to call attention to this provision of sco
tion OttW of the revised statutes of the
United States: Who, without authority
or permission of this government, "com
mences or carries on anv verbal or writ
ten correspondence or intercourse with
any foreign government, or any agent
or officer thereof," either with intent to
influence the action of such government
or its agents or with intent to defeat the
measures of the government of the Uni
ted States. Penalties ore made equally
applicable to every citizen of the Uni
ted States, not duly authorized, who
'counsels, advises, or ossists in any
such correspondence with similar un
lawful intent." The undersigned re
spectfully advises that the attention of
the attorney general of the United
States be directed to these enactments,
in order that an investigation may bo
made with a view to ascertain whether
they have riot been violated in the pres.
cut Chun by the correspondence with
be British minister. By your direc
tion the attention of tho British govern
ment has, 111 a spirit of comity, been called
to the conduct of iu minister, as above
described, but without result. It there
fore become, necessary for this govern-
ts own self respect and of the integrity
of its institutions, it will permit further
britisli , minis te r at this capiuil. It
not wi. (i,"'CrVuJ lmt Precedent are
not wanting as to the question under
settled rule s'
sent. , I to the maintenance of interna-
S..rtW0l,,,,' U,ttt 9 diiJoraalio rl
roscntative must bo persona cratu to tl n
by Ins conduct, in i-.,1... !,;.. .1.
Persona """-grata un aniiouncon n i t j l'''"
tho fact may be made to his CoTernmnt 0-1 Vr
Iu tho wtsont ca. .11 i 1 t . . .f;men.t- ' im.K-N
Of my (
- it woa
partmciit has Wn anew.
United St it so' tMrfrN
that in view of tii ij ,
cases of yellow f "'-Sat
of that country I-tf w
words "epidemic V-tttt.-M
bills of health M1"1 1 f V f
Surgeon (i.ne 21
coive l a telegram !: 2fvt
cm! Marlion, at L"
that bo mu l'. ' laaoasl 1
tion of the iMilriilr-teaaltl
Sunday la-t and ! ! B. Ckai
case of yeilow fi-tti , PW
A Famine -bjj
Woshingt in trOiliK'
the nohtimi-ter t J-?t"
Kansas, in ft !' tt-f ;
of the cr.ip i tie1 1
nr' mifferiiig f"r ;
"Xhree f.iiirthy)! f
" ill starve :.'
Tho people of tief t
no aid has r.
comity are livin.
others 011 br.-ad
bread and water.
W 11 kit Ko. 2
Cons No. i iiuxl -
(liis No. 2 -'passf
UtriEii Omics euJt'''
Chick ns per dot--Lcmuns
( lioic 'hmmi
OlIAKOkS IVr boi.--
Onioks Per hu....
Tohsii's Per bo. '
Apples l'er libl.- -CiRiioTS
IVr I111... '
Tomitoks, per tm
( hop. m KEKD-rV'1
If ay Hallwl... '
I'i.ax Keeu l'$" "
Wheat-No. 2 ri-'
WiiEAT-l'nera led r
(VlHN No. " '
Oats .Mixed westfra-
CoitN 1'cr biichel
Oats Per luliel.--
Bnaar Natives -"
Conn Per liiii"!.''""
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