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EED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMEff, Proprietor.
Some twenty conductors on the Mil
waukee road have been ordered to
Milwaukee to explain charges of sys
tematically defrauding the road.
The floods in Austria continue. It
has been decided to close the 0rm of
the Danube traversing Vienna by a
block ves.xel anchored at Xusfedorf.
Hiicam S. Thomas, a handsome col
ored man, for many years head waiter
at the Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga
i now the proprietor df that hotel.
Typhoid fever in violent form has
broken out in the Carmellitc convent
at Hochelaga, near Montreal, and all
the postulants have been sent home to
The Department of State has been
informed that the Territory of Alaska
is to be hereafter included in the
jurisdiction of the French Consulate at
President Cleveland has a cousin
in the grocery business in Lawrcncc
ville. Pa., and this cousin has a son,
Elmer E. Cleveland, who is a member
of the Allegheny Base-Ball Club.
Dn. Fkank Powell, candidate of the
Labor party for Governor of Wiscon
sin, was born in the mountainous re
gions of Kentucky, his mother s father
being a full-blooded Seneca Indian.
At a full meeting of the board of
directors of the Canadian Pacific rail
toad at Montreal on the 7th the rcsig
jation of Hon. Levi P. Morton, candi
date for Vice-President of the United
States, was accepted and Hon. D. C.
Mclnnes was appointed in his place.
The Central Sanitary Department of
Japan has published a report on the
rholera epidemic of 1886. which was
the most violent since 1879. There
were in all 15.r,.r74 persons attacked,
ind of these 110.08G died. The gravity
of the epidemic is attributed to the im
purity of the water.
After, the meeting of strikers held
in Paris the other evening the striking
waiters smashed the windows of
several cafes, while the barbers' as
sistants tried to storm the registry
offices. They were prevented, how
ever, by the gendarmes, who drew
their swords and dispersed the mob.
Joel B. Smith, who tried to make
the postmasters and other officers
through the country believe they could
keep solid with the Administration by
purchasing his campaign badges at live
dollars each, was arraigned before
United States Commissioner Shields at
Xew York on a charge of sending let
ters for fraudulent purposes through
the mails. He was unable to furnish
the $1,500 bail required.
The President has approved the act
for two additional Justices of the Su
preme Court in Dakota; the act in re
gard to terms of the United States
Court at Salina, Kan.; the act in re
gard to the school and university lands
in Wyoming; the act in regard to the
marriage between white men and In
dian women; also acts authorizing
bridges across the Tennessee river at
Knoxvillc. Tenn.; the Missouri river
near Piattsmouth, Xeb.; the Oconco
viver, in Laurens County, Ga.
Edmund Yati:s, in a recent cable
letter, says of the American Bishops
gathering at a well known London
station: "There was a brisk demand
for smoking carriages, and the sight
of three Bishops on their way to Cam
bridge indulging without let or hin
drance in the fragrant weed reminded
more than one of the spectators of the
excellent story of Archbishop Tait dis
covering two of his American visitors
kneeling piously on their bedroom
hcarterugs puffing the smoke carefully
up ths chimney during the last Lara
Count Aspor Szechem, at Buda
pest h. taunted Herr Wahrniann with
being a Jew, and in a duel that fol
lowed was severely wounded. After
he had been expected to die for two
months ho got well, and they were
both put on trial. The Count's law
yers alleged that it was an honor for
any one to come in contact with the
Szechem family, and the public prose
cutor promptly rebuked him, declar
ing that nowadays nobody was noble
by birth, but only by work and knowl
edge. The Count was sentenced to
one month's imprisonment and Herr
Wahrmann was acquitted.
TnE following story comes from Ra
cine, "Wis.: Last summer Fred, the
eighteen-year-old son of Solomon
Richardson, of Racine, left his home
for Portland, Ore. He reached his
destination safely and lived there until
a few months ago, when, walking
along tho shore, he was suddenly
seized from behind and carried on
board a steamer which sailed for En
gland that night He was subjected
to the crudest treatment and was
nearly starved. In due time the vessel
reached Plymouth, but he was not
liberated, and it was only after waiting
for a considerable time that an oppor
tunity offered itself for him to mail a
letter containing the facts. Mr. Rich
ardson has placed the matter in the
Imnds of his attorneys, who will en
ihwor to have the boy rctarnei.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and MalL
Wires the Senate met on the 6th Mr. Ed
munds offered resolutions in regard to the
death of General Sheridan which were adopted,
and Mr. Farwell introduced a bill, which was
referred, granting Mrs. Sheridan a pension of
$.,0i. Later a message was received from the
President announcing the death of the General,
and after adopting a resolution appo'nting a
committee of seven Senators to attend the
funeral the Senate adjourned... In the House
the death of General Sheridan was made known
through a message from the President, and Mr.
Hooker, of Mississippi, offered resolutions and
eulogised the deceased. Messrs. McCutcheon,
of Michigan and Grosvenor, of Ohio, also de
livered eulogies. The resolutions were adopted,
a committee of seven appointed to attend the
funeral and the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 7th the resolution
instructing the Finance Committee' to investi
gate the cotton bagging pool was acioped.
After passing the bill appropriating tlit.000 for
a post office building at Mammoth Hot Springs
in Yellowstone Park, the Senate again took
up the Fisheries treaty and Senator Sherman
spoke in opposition. The bill to prevent the
coming of Chinese laborers to the United
States was taken up, and pending consideration
the Senate adjourned The House spent the
dav in considering the bill making an appropria
tion to enable the departments to participate
in tl.c Ohio Centennial Exposition to be held at
Columbus in September and October. Seeral
amendments were adopted, among them one by
Mr. Warner appropriating 9l,000 to enable the
departments to be represented at the Kansas
City Exposition. Upon the passage of the bill
no iuorum voted and the House adjourned.
The Senate on the th took up and
passed the Chinese Prohibition bill, also the
bill directing the Secretary of War to file in
his Tepartment and issue discharges to the
members of the Frontier Guards, a company
of Kansans in Washington organized by
James H. Line In 1801. The Fisheries treaty
was then considered until adjournment
The question of how to get nd of trusts
caused quite a talk in the House and Mr.
Springer asked for immediate consideration of
the Trust bilL but it was antagonized by a de
mand for the regular order. The House then in
Commit tec of the Whole took up the Deficiency
bill and debate on the French spoliation clause
continued until the committee rose. Adjourned.
After the introduction of resolutions
the Senate on the 9th passed several private
bills and then took up the Fisheries treaty
which was discussed until adjournment.. ..In
the House Mr. Morrow asked unanimous con
sent to have the Senate bill considered to carry
into effect the Chinese treaty. The bill was
referred to the Foreign Relations Committee
with permission to report at any time. The
Senate resolution was concurred in that both
House, adjourn from Friday to Monday to at-
tend the funeral of General Sheridan. The'
Deficiency bill was then considered until ad
The Senate on the 10th disposed of rou
tine business and took up the bill to reduce
postage on fourth-class mail matter to one cent
for every three ounces, when Mr. Beck offered
a substitute making postage on first-class mat
ter one cent per ounce from January
1. lfcSi. The bill was laid aside. The
Senate bill to regulate commerce car
ried on bv telegraph was passed
without discussion. It is the bill introduced by
Senator Spooner last January. After an execu
tive session the Senate adjourned until Mon
day In the House the conference report on
the bill granting aid to State homes for disabled
soldiers was agreed to and the House went into
Committee of the Whole on the private calen
dar, and finally passed a number of private bills.
At the evening session thirty -five pension bills
passed and the House adjourned until Monday.
rEItSQXAL AND POLITICAL.
Colonel Lamoxt said recently that he
thought it due to General Black, Commis
sioner of Pensions, to say that there was
no truth in the reports that his resignation
had been requested or thot there were any
differences between him and any member
of the Administration.
Returns from tho county elections in
Kentucky show Democratic gains every
where. Korert GAnuETT. tho Baltimore mil
lionaire, it is thought, is becoming hope
lessly insane. Recently in New York he
tried to kill himself.
Indiana Republicans on the 8th nomi
nated General Alvin P. Hovey for Govern
or. The nominee was born at Mount Vernon,
Posey Count, Ind., September 6, 1821,
and served with distinction in the civil war.
The President has approved the act for
a bridge across the Missouri river and to
establish a post road; the act supplement
ary to the act of July IK, ISttJ. entitled,
"An act to aid in construction of railroad
and telegraph lines from the Missouri river
to the Pacific ocean," ami also the act of
July, 1WW, and other acts amendatory to
said act first named.
Advices from Honolulu say that on July
24 by a vote of Xi to 10 tho Legislative As
sembly of Hawaii passed a Military bill
over the King's veto. By this bill the naval
establishment is abolished and the army
reduced to sixty-five men exclusive of the
The remains of the late General Sheri
dan arrived at Washington on the !th
from Nonquitt, Mass. Tho remains were
met by General Schofield and staff and
taken to St, Matthew's Church.
William Guy, the present chief of the
Chickasaw Indians, has been re-elected
over William Bird, a full blood. Tho
adopted citizens supported Guy.
The Xorth German Gazelle blames
Franco for the present tension between
Italy and France regarding Massownh.
Charles Carroll, of Baltimore, aged
twenty-three, a descendant of Charles
Carroll, of Carrollton, one of the signers
of the declaration of independence, was
drowned while bathing at New London,
John M. Lanoston, candidate for the
nomination for Congress from tho Pitts
burgh (Pa.) district, lias written a letter
to Senator Quay accusing Mahoneof in
tending to cheat him out of his nomi
nation. Hon. James G. Blaine arrived at New
York on the 10th, after an absence of four
teen months in Europe. He was welcomed
with much enthusiasm by thousands of
partisans who had been awaiting his arrival
for twotfays previously.
Michigan Republicans have nominated
the following ticket: Governor, Cyrus G.
Luce; Lieutenant-Governor, James S. Mc
Donald; Secretary of State, Gil Rosmun;
Treasurer, George L. Maltz; Auditor
General, H. H. Aplin; State Land Com
missioner, Roscoe D. Dix; Attorney-General,
Stephen V. R. Trowbridge; State
Superintendent Public Instruction, Joseph
Estabrook; Member State Board Educa
tion, Perry F. Power.
The President on the 10th vetoed nine
more private pension bills.
Five women were drowned off New
Cartle, Del., recently by the capsizing of
a sloop. They were ia the cabin when
the accident happened.
A fiendish crime was committed recent
ly by train wrecxers three miles from
Waco, Tex., on the Texas Central railroad.
Pieces of timber were fastened to the track
and the night express was derailed, the
locomotive demolished and several cars
badly damaged. Engineer J. B. Moses was
killed outright, his fireman badly scalded,
and a half dozeu passengers injured.
It is authoritatively stated that the
United States Express has acquired an ex
clusive express contract for a long term of
years with tho Chattanooga, Rome & Co
lumbus railroad. The acquisition opens
to tho company an extremely valuable
territory from Chattanooga to Tallahassee,
The two iron mills of Gran, Bennett &
Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., have been sold at
auction at $720,000to satisfy two mortgages
one for $025,000, held by the New York
Life Insurance Companv, and the other
for $100,000, held by local parties. The
property was bought in by a syndicate oi
By treaty with the Sultan of Zanzibat
Italy has acquired a vast tract of land on
the east coast of Africa.
The Locomotive Brotherhood met at St.
Louis on the 9th to consider the Burlington
By a collision between two trains at
Darling, O., on the !tb, one engine and
several cars were ruined, but no one was
The President on the 9th vetoed fiv
more private pension bills.
The cattle south of Decatur, III., have
been quarantined because of an outbreak
of Texas fever.
The Anchor line steamer Alexandria,
vhich sailed recently for Mediterranean
points, had hardly left her dock in Brook
lyn when an altercation took place between
two Italian passengers and one of hei
crew, during which the seaman was
stabbed in the breast and died iu less than
Jealousy caused Shelby F. Parke, a
wealthy citizen of Perryville, Ind., to shoot
and kifl Dr. H. H. Peyton recently.
The Michigan Assembly of the Knights
of Labor have declared strongly for Henry
George's land tax theory.
Thomas Haines, defaulting cashier ol
the Atlantic & North Carolina railway, has
Ieen arrested in Chicago. The amount ol
his theft is not known.
The Volunteer won the race at the anna
a! regatta of the New York Yacht Club on
At least fourteen lives have been lost as
a result of the floods in Germany.
The strike of the navvies iu Paris has
ended, the men accepting the tonus offered
by their employers.
Yellow fever has caused a stampede
of the citizens of Jacksonville and other
cities in Florida.
Three dead bodies were taken out of
the ruins of the recent fire at Chattanooga,
Maxwell, alias Brooks, was, executed
at St. Louis on the 10th for the murder of
C. A. Pieller nt the Southern Hotel, April
IS, INO. On the same scaffold with Max
well Henry Landgraf perished for the
murder of his sweetheart, Annie Fisch,
March ft. 1SS5.
The Tennessee brewery at Memphis was
reported on lire, on the 10th. Loss, $125,
(Wo. A rrakeman named Jones was seriously
maltreated by a number of Italians who
insisted on riding in the Indies' coach re
cently on tho Dulutb, South Shore & At
lantic railroad near Marquette, Mich.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended August ! numbered for
the United States, 205; Canada, 2S; total,
2; compared with 21(5 the previous week
and ISO the corresponding week of last
The steamer Northern Belle, from Oden,
Mich., reports that a small sail boat, three
coats, hats and photographer's outfit wre
found on the shore at Burt Lake.
Charles Henry Hif.del was hange at
New Castle, Del., recently, for the murder
of his wife and child on tho night of Sep
temlter 10, 1SS7.
The roads interested in Iowa traffic
have agreed to adopt a new distance tariff
for that Stat j. The rates are considerably
reduced by the new schedule, the object
of the reduction being to harmonize rates
within the State with those on Inter-State
James I. Stade, a wealthy merchant
and manager of the Tilfany Glass Com
pany, was found dead in his apartment
at the Florence flats, in Eighteenth street,
New York, the other morning. His throat
was cut. Various rumors were afloat, an
attempt being made to hush the matter up.
An official buHetin of the 13th reported
twenty-three coses of yellow fever at
Jacksonville, Fia., up to date with three
deaths. Cases were reported at other
cities. A panic prevailed, trains going
north being heavily loaded with refugees.
A fierce gale was reported on Lake On
tario on the loth. The schooner Freeman
was on the rocks nt Oswego, N. Y. Storms
were also reported at Reading, Pa., and
Providence. It. I.
I General Von Moltke has been placed
on the retired list of the German army.
General Von Waldersee succeeds him.
A massacre of Italian soldiers occurred
recently during an attack on Sag-net i in
Abyssinia. All the officers were slain.
Tho catastrophe was credited to the
treachery of native auxiliaries, who de
serted to the enemy.
The Convent of the Sacred Heart, New
York City, an immense building, was
burned recently. Loss, 100,000; insurance,
A numrer of Hebrews have been arrest
ed at Fall River, Mass., for dancing on
A double casualty occurred on the Kite
road, near Port Jervis, N. Y., an express
train running into tho wreck of a freight
and setting it on fire. An engineer was
burned to death and several passengers
and others were terribly injured. Fred
Gebhardt, of Langtry fame, lost a number
of his valuable race horses.
The Alabama Commissioner of Agri
culture and a party have started for a
tour Northwest in a special car fitted up
with specimens of Alabama products.
Charles Crocker, first vice-president
of the Southern Pacific railway, was re
ported lying seriously ill at Monterey,
Cal., and was expected to die.
The Senate on the 13th further discussed
the Fisheries treaty. The House was oc
cupied with miscellaneous matters.
In allowing the River and Harbor bill to
become a law by default of a veto, the
President warmly expressed his disap
proval of "certain portions of the measure,
especially the Missouri river section, which,
after appropriating$l,l00,000, allowed only
$75,000 to be expended in the discretion of
the Missouri River Commission.
Mb. Delano has introduced a bill
amending the pension laws for those who
have lost or may lose a leg, by giving for
the loss of a limb below the joint, or the
total disability of it, 30 a month; above
the joint, $36 a month, and for the loss of a
limb at shoulder or hip in such a way as tr
prevent the use of an artificial limb, ?t5 a
Shenandoah, Iowa, has again been the
scene of a tragic occurrence. During a
row in the Gallup household, neighbors in
terfered. The result was that Frank Gal
lup killed a merchant named Pine and
wounded two other persons. The militia
was called out, when Gallup killed a sol
dier and was finally killed himself. Pine,
a few days before, had his little daughter
outraged by Frank Phillips, who was
tarred and feathered for it.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Trumpeter Hanson, of the Second In
fantry, stationed at Fort Omaha, commit
ted suicide the other morning by taking
morphine, because a girl had jilted him.
At Hastings the other morning Ulysses
Nelson, a colored boy fifteen years old,
shot aud fatally wounded Policeman Bal
combe, shot Officer Lacey Clark and for
several hours stood off six men who were
attempting to capture him, only surrender
ing when his horse was killed under him
and he himself was fatally wounded. Tho
boy had just arrived mid the ollicers at
tempted to arrest him upon a telegram
charging him with stealing a watch, when
he ran and commenced shooting.
A special election held in Grant County
on July 21 resulted in tho county seat being
located at Whitman by about half a dozen
Secretary Mason, of the State Board
of Transportation, hns filed a twenty-page
tye-writteii report on the Burlington
strike, which is concurred in by the board.
It states that the strike of the Brotherhood
of Engineers on February 27 and their at
tempt to dictate whom the railroad com
pany should employ was clearly illegal,
and the Brotherhood was liable for con
spiracy nnd for damages sustained there
by. The report further says that i.. en
gineers and I i rem en now in the Burling
ton's employ are us competent as those
who went out on the strike.
At H.r;ns;i-t tiie other day Mike
Dauren, a laborer, fifty years of age, drew
his wages and proceeded to invest iu
whisky. While intoxicated he lay down
beside' the Missouri Pacific railroad track
with his hand i otiiig on the rail. At mid
night the truin camo along and cut his
Smart tramps have lcen working the
charitably inclined citizens of Humphrey
by raising a blister on their bauds, cover
ing the sore with salve anil then asking for
helo for tho "poor man with a scalded
The wife of Judge Shickley, of Geneva,
lost her voice some time ago, and tho lest
medical treatment failed to restore it. Re
cently she took atrip to the mountains-,
and one night awoke from a dream ami
found herself speaking. She has recovered
the use of her voice entiiely.
An Iowa lady named Good, who Tor live
years had been searching for her little son,
found the missing boy at the residence of
Simon Kirk, near Creighton, recently.
Kirk had leen given the custody of tln
child by its father, who had separated from
his wife and had later been sent to tho
Pensions lately granteil Nebraskuns:
Increase, John A. Robinson, Guide Rock;
Otis Johnson, Belvidere; Ferdinand Zim
mer,Tuckerville; Daniel Harrigan, O'Neill:
Alvin M. Miller, Carlyle; Robert Cheney,
Camp Clark; John R. Weimer, Hardy:
Patrick McGerr, Lincoln: David V. Coe.
Ewiug; William Bradt, Dillon; S. Mun
son. Blue Springs; Jacob F. Oman, Schuy-
! ler: Charles Berberich, St. Helena ; Fred
erick W. Domnick, Stanton; William J.
Morgan. Shelton; Peter D. Clark. Kush
ville. Reissue, John W. Roger, Trenton ;
Hollis K. May, Beatrice; Eli Sampson.
Piattsmouth. Widows arrears, Fannie A.,
widow of Thomas J. Hewitt, Plum Creek.
A MAN named Bradley was thrown from
a horse near Chimney Rock recently und
the horso fell upon him. He died two days
after, having been unconscious from the
I time of the accident. He was altout thirty
years old and a single man.
Ma. Mcl'ECK, living southwest of Gene
va, recently had over eighty rods of wire
fence cut to pieces by some malicious per
son. The State G. A. R. reunion committee,
composed of Commander H. C. Henry, of
Fairmont, and Comrades II. Allee, and O.
F. Briggs, of Omaha, E. C. Parkinson, of
Seward, J. M. Coleman, of Neligh, anil V.
V. Allen, of Madison, with the local com
mittee met the other evening nt the Pacific
Hotel in Norfolk and adopted u programme
for the tenth annual reunion, to be held
at Norfolk commencing Monday, August
27, and losting through the week. Three
glee clubs will be in attendance and the
grandest reunion in the history of the
State is anticipated.
Sixty-four families were made desti
tute by the recent hail storm that started
in the northeast corner of Cherry County
and swept a breadth of country four miles
wide and twenty long in the diiection of
tho Niobrara river. Hundieds of acres of
crops were destroyed. In one instance a
man nnd wife with nine small children
were left without food enough to lust them
Johnny Holmes, twelve years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holmes, of Strang,
was bitten by a mad dog several weeks
ago and the other morning was stricken
with hydrophobia iu tho most virulent
form, it requiring three men to hold him
while in spasm and being necessary to
muzzle him to prevent his biting every
thing within reach. When bitten the boy
knew the dog was mad, but told no one
Clarence Forres, a piattsmouth youth,
umbled out of a wagon the other day and
fell on a brickbat in such a manner as to
cutoff his right ear, but with the skillful
aid of a physician the severed member was
A IjOcsan County woman has sworn out
a warrant for her husband, charging him
with ''leaving her bed and board with a
line horse belonging to the plaintiff."
A turkey at J. Sterling Morton's Arbor
Lodge has adopted an almost full grown
quail, nnd the little bird rests every night
under the shadow of its protector's wings.
A terrible wreck occurred at the west
end of the yards at Crete the other morn
ing on the 15. &M. The Denver fast freight
hadoTilorsat Lincoln to run to Dorchester,
and passenger No. 4 had orders at Dor
chester to run to Crete. The operator at
X-'rete was ordered to throw the order
board out for the freight, which was done,
but the freight could not stop, and both
engines came together with terrific force,
piling the freight cars four deep on one
another. Both locomotives were a total
wreck. The tender of one engine was
shoved clear into the mail car, the agents
in lied narrowly escaping with their lives.
The train men jumped and fortunately no
passengers were hurt.
J. H. Brule was recently kicked by a
vicious horse near Ogallala and instantly
Shoddy-cloth swindlers are about.
John Benedict was found dead on the
bank of the pond at Creighton the other
night. Benedict bad been missing several
days, but was supposed to have gone into
the country on business. He was addicted
to drink, and while intoxicated it is
thought took poison and ended his life.
He was about fifty years old, aed leaves a
wife and several small children.
A shower of frogs is reportea to dav
occurred in the neighborhood of Rising
City recently. Thousands of the creatures
covered the ground and reminded the old
est inhabitant of the plague of frogs which
is reported to have occurred in Egypt
many years ago.
The Prohibitionists of the Third district
have nominated Hon. A. M. Walling, of
Colfax County fur Congress.
HIb Foot is Again on Its Native
Welcomed Amid Shout of the People and
Xuftlc by rands Mr. Ulasne's Krply
to the Address or Welcome Jlo
Talk to the People-
New York, Aug. 10. The steamer Laura
Starin, which was substituted for the
Sam Sloan, took tho Blaine reception paity
from pier IS at 7:03 o'clock this morning
and reached quarantine at 7:43.
The steamer City of New York was
boarded five miles off Sandy Hook, while
at anchor waiting for high tide to cross the
bar, by representatives of tho press, who
learned that the voyage was a pleasant
and uneventful one'and that Mr. Blaine
was well. Mr. Blaine said he was in ex
cellent healtli and his trip had renewed his
About eight o'clock the steamer Starin
met the City of New York outside tho
Narrows. The Starin turned about and
both vessels slowly steamed up tho bay,
bow and bow. Cheer after cheer rose
" - decks of the Starin, although it
was yet u.rnssiWo to distinguish Mr.
Blaine s form aiaoiil,M..,lOU that atood
on the foredecks of the huge steaiuc.
As the vessels n(i each other Mr.
Blaine's form was at last mjA . -
ing among a group of friends on the upper
deck. As cheer after cheer arose Mr.
Blaine bowed repeatedly. Ho was neatly
dressed in a dark cutaway coat, light
trousers and light derby hat.
The Chicago Blaine clubs had been the
first to greet tho steamer as it came up the
bay, and clung under its wings, while the
Chicago men cheered. Cappa's band on
the Starin plaved '-Home Again," "Home.
Sweet Home" and tho 'The Star Spangal
Banner," while advancing up to quaran
tine. Then both vessels came to anchor,
and as the Starin ran over under the side
Hon. James G. Blaine.
of the City of New York, Mr. Blaine's face
anil form were plainly visible to every one
on board. Cheer after cheer broke forth,
handkerchiefs and flags were waived,
cries of "Blaine, Bluine, James G. Blaine,"
and "no free trade" arose, and the utmost
At last nt 9:15 o'clock, to the music of
'Hail to the Chief," Mr. Blaine got on
board tho Starin, escorted by Whitelaw
Reid and Mr. Pool.
Mr. Bartlett delivered the speech of wel
come. Mr. Blaine said in reply:
Mr. President and gentlemen of the Repub
lican Club and fellow citizens: To enable you
to appreciate this welcome each and every one
of you should be absent from home for the
long period of fourteen months. I am sure you
can have but little conception of the inspiration
I had when I saw the great shores of this
Republic. I can not tell you how grateful I
am to bw remembered by you In this manner.
It is a scene I shall never forget. It is an occa
sion which I assure you I appreciate from the
depths of my heart. It is shadowed only by
the sad event which greeted us. As the first
piece of American news we beard of the death
of General Sberidas, a man who was above re
proach and stood bravely for the onion of the
States. Shouts of "Good."
With that exception my arrival upon my na
tive shore was unattended by any thing but
joy and happiness.
The campaign on which you are about to en
ter should be prefaced, if that were possible, by
every voter in the United States seeing what I
have seen "Good, pood." and bearing what I
have heard during the past year. Applause.
Tfce progress of the tacipaign in the United
States is viewed from the European stand
point with an interest as profound as it is in
the Unitod States ' It is the opportunity of
England. It is the long looked for occa ion
upon which the cheaper labor and the cheaper
fabrics of the old world expect to invade the
new and lower the wages of the new -world to
those of the old. Applause.
It is not a contest of capital against capital;
it is not a contest of parisan against partisan.
It is much hi-her than either of these. It
transcends all party motive. Applause.
Whether Vhe great mass of American
citizens who earn their bread by the
sweat of their brow shall be so reduced in
the emolument from day to day applause
that is the whole pith and moment of this ques
tion. Any thing that diverts the question from
that single point is a weukening of the cam
paign. Applause and cries of "Good." I say
here what I hope to say with much more elab
oration loud cheering and cnes of "That's
what we want" I say here that the wages of
the American laborer can not be reduced ex
cept with the consent and the votes of the
American laborer himself.
Tbe appeal lies to him. It comes to bis door
and asks him whether, with the great power of
tbe franchise and the great majority he pos
sesses in bis own hands he is willing for him
self and his associates, his children and his
children's children to take that fatal step at the
bidding of an American Congress and an Amer
ican President, who are governed by that ele
ment which ought to destroy this Nation.
But, gentlemen, it is not a time for a political
speech. My heart is too foil to enter at this
time on lengthened arguments. In this mo
ment of joy, getting home to old scenes and
to old friends, I must be allowed to enjoy the
pleasant emotions of the occasion. I can only
add my fervent thanks to each and every mem
ber of the club and to all my friends for the
generous and joyous welcome they have ex
tended to me in the harbor of New York.
While Mr. Blaine was speaking the cabin
was crowded to its utmost limits and ears
tuck through the transoms with eagerness
to hear every word. The greatest enthu
siasm prevailed. An outburst of cheering
followed the conclusion of his brief speech.
Mr. Blaine said he aad his family ea
joyed the trip over aad that it was oa the
whole a pleasant one.
The Starin meanwhile was steaming ap
the North river, with the band playing
and its passengers indulging in frequent
cheers for Blaine. All along the river it
was escorted by the police boat and other
vessels, while a constant yell of salutes
from the steam whistles of the boats it
passed, marked its progress to tbe pier at
Twenty-second and North river, where Mr.
Blaine and all on board disembarked. The
podco landed from the patrol and pre
served order, while others altcadx sti
tioned at the entrance to ft prt-veut-l tin
large crowd waiting in the street from surg
ing in. Mr. Blaine was oscortcd to an ; u
carriage by Messrs. Pool ad Burtlef. f
the Republican Club, amBts nt tn
driven to the Fifth Avoniu Hotel, whr
rooms had been engaged for him.
At Madison Square.
New York, Aug. II. Hon. .lames G.
Blaine attended tho demonstration in us
honor nt Madison Sipiaro Garden last vn
ing. Jlr. Blaine's appearance cau-..l tht
immense audience to break into an upn,ir
ious scene of enthusiasm. .Replying to tho
address of Mr. David Healy on behalf :"
New York working men. Mr. Rtaiiif an!:
It would be considerable t-gottsm oa n.- pari
to take this magnitlcent deiaonstrit'O'i :is
personal, altogether to mve!f. It rui'ier -lenities
the great popular interest in :li nuv
tion upon which I am supposed tr. ba'.e a con
sistent record and an earnest zeal. ,AppIaiis.- j
And you hae before you a contest in uhu-li
that great Uue is to be settled bv the An.er
ican people for perhaps an isuehnitc period.
the oneway or the other. Tlie.v ar !s. n..,
prosperous and tne President :.: its c!o-e pro
posed a radical change In the mdustriat sweru
which has produced that great prosperity aiil
since that day there lias lven con
fusion in the commerce and rcanu
fictures of the United States. .r
plause. The question before the aput
lean people is whether he and his administra
tion shall be sustained in thai movement-,
Against htai theJ.'.ejujlV'VHt.8 fr"Jt:-ir..rn. Ap
pTause.l TTn.y have given to you for President
a man of sound experience, a man of heroic
record in the war. a man of great purity of
character, a mau of great firmness and worthy
of the best days of the administration in thrs
country. And you have associated with him
a man whom to New Yorkers I ne-d ol
further describe than to say that bis cume is
Levi P. Morton app ausc : a man of the ::ioi
generous character, of intelligent compre
hension of affairs, of the widest and most
statesmanlike views on all the public ques
tions pending before the American jieople.
Against this you have two gentlemen of
whom I would not speak in terms other than
those of personal respect. Of their Vice-Presidential
candidate I nave been a friend of many
yeare" standing and I am a persoa-il admirer of
Judge Thurman. But I beg you to oben e that
at a critical period in this country the Vice
President, ueorge M. Dallas, in a easting vote in
a tied Senate destroyed the protective tanfT of
MIS. II you do not prevent them Mr. Thurman
wilt be in a polttion to ro-enaet the vote of
George M. Dallas in ISfc!. Therefore tbe more
amiable and th- more ablo a man may -. the
worse will be his influence before the American
Now, gentlemen, 1 know that in discussing
the question of a protective tariff we are al
ways pointing out what Knglaud is doing. I
have lately been in England for some n.onths
and I found in English public opinion a very
great difference of opinion upon almost all
questions. They are about evenly divided uron
what you call the Irish question; they are
about divided upon the forcible policy of Glad
stone aad Salisbury: they are divided een
upon the continuance of the House of Lords,
and they are not absolutely unanimous in sup
port of the Monarchy. LatigTHer and ap
plause. But there is one opinion thev aro
united on and that is that Hon O rover Cleve
land. President of the United States, em
bodies in his person the regular fo:m of
revenue and free trade for the United S'ates
which they like. Applause. Now. I liave no
objection to their right of opinion. anLif I had
it would amount lo noting: nor do ITniend to
speak disrespectfully of tho Englis'u for Ijive
received at the-r hands very graceful ar.drery
cordial ho-pitnlity. which I would te a churl
i ot to acknowledge b fore an American audi
erce; but that doeot aRect the pending con
ditions that the American people find their in
terests la one policy and that the English want
to change that policy so as better to conform to
their Interests. And that, gentlouien. is the
prime question before jou in the next Novem
I am glad that this meeting is called in the
name of the laboring people because this ques
tion is from first to last, from skia to core, and
back to skin again, a question of labor. Loud
applause. If you will agree to live in as poor
a house and eat as poor food and receive as low
wages as the people in England receive, we can.
produce as cheap goods as a Democratic admin
istm.iwi wants to see laughter and appliue,
but it will be otherwise if you wish to better
your condition and if you want the industrial
system of protected Interests that prevail in
this country now to be maintained. The savings
of the wage workers of England. Scotland and
Ireland, as I said to-day to a Massachusetts
gentleman, are not Dear as great as lie to-night
in the savings bank of Massachusetts to the
credit of the wage workers or that small Stato,
and if you turn the administration of this Ke-
public to-day into free trade channels, you may
not expect tho great savings for you will put
our laboring men throughout the country into
competition wifth the laboring men of
Great Britain, and in the course of
Ave or ten years you will make them
as poor upon this side of tho water
as they are upon the other. I will not. in this
campaign, stop to argue ih question upon any
other basis. I have no personalities t indulge
In. I have no sores to heal. Loud cheers. I
would rather have your cordial and heartfelt
and sympathetic welcome than any oCIce you
care to bestcw upon me.- Applause. Hut m
this canvass, in which I shall take greater or
less part, I shall hold thisquestion from the be
ginning to the end as a question that tnterests
every man, woman ami child in tnis'country
that depends upon daily labor for daiiy bread.
Applause.l There is no need to make
any laws to protect capital capital al
ways takes care of itself and gets a
full share but there are laws that can elevate
the condition of the laboring man. and there
are laws that can degrade him. anil the Repub
lican party has stood for twenty-live rears and
it will stand, I believe, with the blessing of God
and the .will of the American people, twenty
five years more, upholding and maintaining the
laboring man. for the Government which takes
care of the bone and smew ami working muscle
of the land is taking care of the men who ere
ated the wealth of the country and who are
therefore entitled to the patronage and protec
tion of the Government. Applause.
Now. gentlemen, you represent a critical
State, you represent the State of New York:
your votes are to tell in that issue. Do not be
diverted from that one question by side issue?.
Do not be misled by petty squabes upon this
or that small issue or upon personal questions
of abuse on the one hand or.the other, but give
your votes as independent laboring men and
give fhem for the Interests of your own hemes,
ofyourowntlresides and thereby for the great
interests or the great Republic. Immense
cheering. I never. Mr. Chairman, thought of
that Republic as I do to-nighi. Cheers. I
have seen the other side: I have devoted
many of the last fourteen months to seeing
the condition of labor and laboring men In tho
other hemisphere, and I say without fear of
contradiction that in no country or Europe, in
no part of Europe or a part of any country, is
ike condition of labor comparable to that whica
it holds la the United States. Applause. Are
you willing to give up that position or are you
willing to maintain it? Cries of "Yes." You
can maintain it by a strong pull and a ! ng pall
and a pull altogetrr for Harrison and Morton"
I Loud and euthutetic cheering and waving dM
The crowd broke into a wild and tumul
tuous cheer as Mr. Blaine concluded.
Doctor KlUed aad Patient Until.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 10. Doctors Calkins
and Murphy, of David City, were called
into the country last night to attend a sick
woman. Their team ran away and threw
out both doctors. Calkins was instantlv
killed. Murphy sustained broken ribs and
internal injuries. The woman died before
other physicians could be obtained.
LlghtB'ns:, Bala and Wind.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11. Au electric,
storm prevailed all last night, lasting un-
til five o'clock this morning. An iwneuso,
downpour of rain accompanied the light
ning and at times heavy wind.
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