Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 27, 1884, Page 4, Image 4
OMAHA PAHA .HRE WEDNESDAY , AUGUST 27 , tss-i ; THE OMAHA BEE Omftlm omco , No. O10 F rnMn St. CoiincllBliinYi ] omco.No 7 Pcnrl St. Street , Near Ilroiulwujr. New YorkQOnico , lloom O5 Tribune BnlUUnR. _ Published ercry rromlnft , eio pl SumUyt Tb eel ) UoncUy mornlcg dally. ' mius IT MAIU One Tear 110.00 I Throe Months..W.OO BUUooibi B.OO j One Month J ° ° Per Week , 26 ConU. rn vrmuT , rnnusniD IT T , WSDKUPAT , mus rogn-AiD , On. KMt.I $2.00 I Thre Months I M BU Months. LOO | One Month . . Amorioan Now Company , Bolt Affontp , fl In the United Statos. A Oommnnleatlona relating to New * and EdltorUI mitten should bo addressed to the EDiroa or Tni All Btutncm Iietton ' nd Remittances should bo kddrotrod to Tni Dun ruRLtsiriKa COMPART , n * ni. Pf atta , Chocks and Fostofllco orderg to bo made pay. able to the order ot the eompfinr. 5HE ? BEE PUBLISHING CO , , PROPS' ' B. ROSEWATB.R Elltor. A. II. 1'itcli , Mnnapcr Dnlly Circulation , 1' . 0. llox , 488 Oranhn , Neb. THAT "man of straw" should bo laid On the sholf. Li the cftso of Dawos precedent would bo bailer in the broach than in the ob- eorvanco. Tin : atill small voioo of litllo Sarpy may yet chant the funeral dirge of that roan of straw. Do TUB republicans of Nebraska pro < poao to nominate for governor an Indian , in-front-of-a-tobacco-utoro ? IT will bo a dillicult thing to heave a brick into the republican atato conven tion witHout' hitting a candidate for land commissioner. NRIIRASKA should have a governor who knows enough to know that an appraise ment of school land at twenty-five cents an aero is a barefaced owindlo. GIVE us a lioutonant-govornor who can preside over the senate with dignity and does not propose to act as a inoro stool pigeon for corporations and jobbers. FKANK JAMES has at last started out to make an honest living. IIo is advertised as the chief attraction at the Moborly , Missouri , fairand the people are assured that ho will exhibit his celebrated horses and "attend thorn the same as any other gentleman. " Col. James will probably attend all the fairs in Missouri and will provo a drawing card. IIo is certainly ono of the most noted products of Mis Yi souri. A I'LEi'.T of 33 steam vessels owned by the China navigation company , and do ing business on the Chinese coast and rivers , has boon sold to a Now York firm of China merchants , This has boon done to prevent interruption in the largo trade , which the fleet is engaged in , by the impending war between Franco and China. Under cho transfer the vessels have boon given the protection of the Amorcianflag. Woshouldnotbosurprised to see this sale followed by numerous other similar transfers , and while the war lasts the Stars and Stripes will float pretty numerously in Chinese waters , and play an important part as a protector of Chinese nose commerce. TUB Now York Tribune estimates that the probable vote for the presidency in November next will bo very close to 10- 000,000. The vote in 1880 , using round figures , was 0,220,000 in a total popula tion of 49,371,000 , and in a male popula tion of the voting ago reported at round' ' ly 12,571,000 for the thirty-eight states. The population of the states will bo in November next above 5(9,000,000 ( , in the eight territories and the District of Col umbia very nearly 1,000,000 , making for thh whole country a grand total < if 07- 000. Now , if a population -19,371,000 in the states includes a voting population of 12,571,000 , a population of 50,000,000 contains a voting population of nearly 14,280,000 , or that number of mun pos sing the legal ago for voting. TUB location of the now Iowa insane asylum at Cl&rinda has stirred up cousid orablo ill feeling among other towns that were striving to secure that institution. The city of Atlantic , particularly , had great hopes of obtaining the prize , and her citizens are making a strong effort to re-open the question of the location. Hod Oak , also , had high hopes in the matter , and her citizens also are anxiovi .to have the location reconsidered. Dole gallons from these towns recently wont to Dos Moines to make a formal protest but they failed to secure an audionct with Governor Sherman , who purposely gave thorn the slip , and kept out off tin way. They finally returned homo with out A hearing and very much disappoint ed , as well as surprised at the troatmon they had received at the hands of tin governor. lion. Lafayette Young , o. Atlantic , had intended at this confer/one to lay before the governor what h claimajia positive and documentary ovi < louco that members of the locating cum mission had made effort * io secure bribe for the location of the asylum. Senate : Young says that the offer was made tc him personally to take $5OOC and eocuro the asylum for Atlantic. H assorts that ho is able to trace back th antecedents of the party who made th olter to ono or nioro of the commissioners , Mr , Young makes s Borioui charge ami it certainly shou'd be thoroughly - oughly investigated. Why the Oovorno evaded the proposed conference is mystery to the citizens of Atlantic , Ho Oak and other interested towns. It i not likely , however , that thuy will sue ceed in reopening the location of the nay lutn. CIVIL SRKVirK IX NKW YOllh' . The legislature of Now York at its last session passed a law conferring upon the mayors of cities the power to establish civil service examinations for applicants for positions in city employment , and Mayor Edison , of Now York , has just promulgated his rules and regulations governing the civil service of that city , to take effect on August 29th , They apply to all positions in the service of the city , except ofllcors elected by the people and their subordinates for whoso errors or violations of duty they are fin ancially responsible. The sor- rlco is divided into seven classes. Schedule A includes all deputies of of ficers and commissioners duly authorized , o act for thnir principals and all persons necessarily occupying a strictly confi dential position ; schedule B , all clerks , copyists , recorders , bookkeepers , and thors rendering clerical services ; sched ule 0 , all policemen , both municipal and park , and the uniformed force in the fire department ; schedule D , all persons rrhoso duties require special export tnowlcdgo not included In schedule K ; chodulo K , all physicians , chemists , nurses , orderlies and attendants in the ; lty hospitals and asylums ; schedule F , fill persons not included in the foregoing chodulcB , except laborers and day work men ; schedule O , all persons employed as laborers and day workmen. The applicants are to bo examined as to their/qualifications character and physica condition , and the examinations , if car ried out according to programme , will re sult in placing upon the "eligible list".tho mmes of competent and honest persons 'or the various positions , which will bo assigned upon the merits of the appli- ciyits alono. When employes nco-noodod n any department application must bo made by the head of that department to ho secretary of the advisory board , who iliall certify back to such head of the de partment the names of the three persons8 having the highest general standing in the class where the vacancy exists , hon orably discharged soldiers and sailors having the proforonco. 'Tho appointing oflicor shall select ono of the throe per sons and notify the secretary of the board of the appointment. The whole plan jooms to bo fair and practical , and s a big stop in the direction of civil nor- rico reform. The system it a direct blow at favoritism and corruption , and an in centive to honesty , independence and Idolity. The appointments are to bo ompotitivo and non-partisan , and the main object of the system is to give the ) ooplo an honest equivalent for their money. Furthermore it loaves the op- ointoos free to exorcise their political iglits without undue influence on the art of their superiors or ward politicians , f all this can bo accomplished , the itizons of Now York are certainly to bo Congratulated , for a revolution for the otter will surely bo the result in muni- ipaj affairs. The example sot by Now York ia worthy of imitation by other tatos and cities , and no doubt will in uo time bo followed by all cities dcsir- ng to have in its employ honest and capable mon. JWANCE AND CHINA. ' The French , in their war upon China , , ro certainly proceeding in a high-handed manner. It would seem that the dashing Frenchmen consider the Chinese as a horde of barbarians , to bo plucked and plundered at will , and that they think that they have found a country rich in spoils to bo acquired by an easy war of conquest , which can bo waged without any regard to justice or fear of interven tion on the part of other nations. Franco , however , will soon discover that she has made a serious mistake in not submitting lior claims to arbitration. In the first place the Chinese are far from being barbarians , and in the second place the commerce of China is too extensive and valuable to other na tions to bo interfered with or destroyed by the French. There is not a civilized nation that is not interested in preserving the trade und commerce of China. It is neb likely that England , whoso interests in China are more extensive than that of any other country , will stand idly by and BOO Franco by a destructive warfare upon Chinese ports ruthlessly enforce the payment mont of an exorbitant demand for inju ries that nro more imaginary than real. It would not surprise us in the least to see England take a bold stand at an oaaly day , and declare that the French must cease their warfare and submit to arbitration , or suffer for the consequences. Should Franco not hood the voice of England , wo may look for an English-French war of no small dimensions both on land and water. The situation is being seriously discussed by London merchants , who no doubt will urge immediate action on the part of the British government. How Franco can bombard two Chinese ports and capture turo a whole fleet'and still main t tin that this does not create a state of l I. ! war , but Is simply a means of furthering | the French negotiations with China , is something that puz/.los the moat astute statesmen of other countries. It is semi ollici&lly stated from Paris that inasmuch as Franco has not formally declared war , neutral vessels going to China are no subject to the restrictions which would bo imposed in a state of actual war. I would seem then that Franco intends t < go on bombarding port of tor port , with out declaring war. This course , however over , will not bo tolerated by othe nations , and -Franco will soon have to declare her intentions in plain and un miatakablo terms , as it rumored now tha' ' China herself , becoming indignant at th treatment of the French , has declared war and proposes to repel the invaders. GKNKKAI.TUAYBU is not begging fo the governorship , but during the war and t since the war ho has done enough for Nebraska to entitle him to the highest position within her ( gift. The republican state convention which is about to convene In this city to nom inate candidates for the various state oflices has a grave responsibility to dis charge. For seventeen years the people plo of Nebraska have confided the man agement of their atato affairs to the great party which aavcd the union and mndo the United States a republic in fact aa well as In name. It waa but natural that an uninterrupted continuance in power for such a long period would tend to a slackness in ad ministration that connives with or winks at glaring abuses. Tlio corrupting and harassing interfer ence in our political affairs by the rail roads , 'whoso aim seems to have boon to degrade Nebraska to a tnoro province ruled over by Wall street speculators , has seriously impaired the strength of ho republican party and imperilled its success. Two years ago 10,000 votes , five-sixths of which wcro republican , were cast in opposition to the party can didates , some of whom were defeated ivhilo others were elected by a bare plurality. The problem now onfronts the republican convention .vhothor it ia prudent or safe to nomi nate any man on the atato ticket whoso candidacy would place the party on the defensive. The precedent haa boon to filvo atato officers a second term as an en dorsement of their conduct. Can the opublicans of Nebraska afford to go into .ho campaign as endorsers of any candi date whoso conduct haa boon open to rave censure , either on ac count of incompotoncy and 1 mbocility or collusion with dishonest oubordinatos and rings ! It has boon our desire to aoo a ticket nominated by the convention which every republican could conscientiously support. To prevent blunders and disasters the BEE has spoken fearlessly and without rcsorvo concerning jovornor DITTOS and other atato ollicora n connection with the school land frauds md other questionable transactions. It la 'or the convention to decide whether the party can recklessly ignorn ndofonsiblo charges. Our duty has been ilono , and if the convention does ita duty ogardloss of precedent or personal 'riondship , the party will march on to , 'ictory this fall. If the convention goes endlong into the acclamation business , ts candidates will find themselves out in .ho cold aftur the election TUE STATU PAIR. The state fair this year promises to bo .he . best exposition that Nebraska has vor witnessed. The state has boon ilossed with the most abundant crops vor known in its history , and the farm rs , consequently , are feeling very jubi- ant. No state in the union is in bettor 3 no reason why the display of our agri- ultural products and live stock should lot bo something wonderful this year , if iur farmers and stock raisers make proper ( Fort , and wo have no reason to doubt hat tlioy will do their duty. The citi- o'is of Omaha , however , should not logloct to contribute to the variety of , ho exposition , so that it will bo made loubly attractive to the visitors. Last oar manyof our merchant ] neglected to make displays of their wares , and con sequently this feature of the fair was lomowhat deficient in its attractions. It 3 hoped that the merchants and manu- 'acturers ' will this year make exhibits that will reflect credit upon themselves 1 and the city , and elicit the admiration of everybody. While perhaps it may cost them a little money , it is nevertheless their duty to exert themselves selves in this matter. The oxponao will bo n inoro trillo compared to the benefits that they will reap from the exhib ition. There will ho more people in at tendance at this fair than were over present at any two fairs hold in Ne braska , and wo want everybody to bo well pleased with Omaha and the efforts 1 of her citizens. During tlio past year many thousands of uovr people have come into the state , and they will visit Omaha and the exposition for the first time. The newcomers no doubt will bo surprised at the attractive appearance of the city , its size , and the extent of its businofls. The older settlers of the state who attended last year's fair will bo equally surprised at the growth of Oma ha and the public improvements that she has made in the last year. They will find many now and handsome buildings on the loading thoroughfares , and instead of unpnvod streets they will BOO our entire business center pivnd with stone and as phalt , there being ever aovon niilos of pavement. In fact they will see the boat part pavnd city for its oizo iu the United States. They will BOO notable improve. menU either completed or in progress in every . part , of the city , and on every hand they will bo confronted with n rush of business , and evidences of prosperity and a go-a-hoadativonesa that will convince thorn that Omaha ia a growing and outer- Arising city. The people of Nebraska will certainly have reason to fool proud of the metropolis of the state and they will rujoico in her prosperity , as her growth is indicative of the growth of the whole state with which she ia keeping pace. NOMINATE nn attorney-general who will recover the school lands fraudulently loosed by the land sharks. WKSTEHW NKW8. DAKOTA , Now ilierovorirs uf tin ore have beau made lutholllack Hill * . Carney ii getting up a coal company with capital stock uf * iUX ! > . I. The MiMuurl 11 waililng rapidly , oppoiitl Pierre , having onton Into tlio banks 800 feet in n few week * , | The new directory of F.irgo contains 3,332 i.-imc . and on that the Argus claim * a papu- fttlon of 11,002. Tlio corn is ripening very'fait In Hanson county , ninl the crop will l > o the largest In the lilsloivof the cotuily. Tlio corn crop of Mortoncounty tlii * ynar . > r < > miM'H to bo nn natonlfhlng ono. U'wlll outrank tli.it of nny county In North ] ) nkot.i. It will average from fifty to sixty Imihols per at re. re.The The Manitoba road hi * made n reduction .n Its freight ratci , which , oti wheat alone , will a\oSJOO,000 thin full to the i-ountiet of Tnilll , Ornnil Forks , el ell , KnmB.iy , Walsh and PombiiiA , I'lanklnlon will go into winter quarter * wilb n pretty good record hating built up to date n § 15,000 flouring mill , n 815,000 court house , a 315,000 mil , n Congregational church , A Methodist - odist church , A llax mill and rnuuy residences and business buildings , A ca\o IIM boon discovered about twenty miles from Stanton , Mercer county , In which wiM found n hideous looking Idol carved out of cedar , four nkclotonn , copper pc r henJs , n n email cutlass , imnloineiiM of copper , and a mill for grinding , such as wore used in ancient J' gpt and parts of Asia. What is termed tha "b.id lands" of Dakota wont of IhoMitBouri rl\ r , Is turning out to by an Kldorado for stock raising. There is now -10,000 head of stock in that country val ued at a million dollars. Tlio country fur nishes ample simitar , and not above two per cunt of thu stock has been lost from all causes. Hughes county lias | iilto a number of In dians who have p'ovod up on land under tlio homestead law nnd some of thorn have fairly cultivated farms , but a majority prefer the lazy , vagabond lifo they have been no- customed to , nnd rcfiino to till tlio soil with the exception of a amall corn and "truck" patch. It was expected that the total valuation of Dakota would rt-ach nearly 8100,000,000 this year. It will be something in IT SSO.OOO 000. All but three _ or four counties have reported to the auditor and the Inures nro now S77- liO..liOO. Property throughout the territory was assessed upon a much lower valuation this year than last. It it had been the sumo the figures would have lieon considerably over 8100,000 000. The astoni liing development of Dakota as chown by these figures : In 1882 the total valuation wan but 847,101,47 ! ) , and In 1883 , SG .155,005. It has nearly doubled in wealth In two jL-ars. W10MIM1. Boports are ciiculatlnp that the Northern Pacific will build a branch down into tbo territory - | I ritory iV tdlck burglar raided the store of Valentino tine Baker in Cheyenne and madu mvay with | 8300 In cash. George W. Baxter , a prominent stock- grower , has purchased ! IUOO nerus of lund from tlio Union Pacific. The land is qtiltn close to Choyunnc. A religious crank who nailed under tbo immo of "Brother Hcnticu ! , " an > 1 bored the people of the territory with lectures , turns out to IK ) a harmless fanatic who CHcaped from a convent down oast. Ho has been Bent homo. Htlin territorial fish commissioners , have do- tilled to locate the hutching IIOUMS for the pro pngation of fish , provided for by tlio lint leg islature , at the springs on the Fort Sundew military reservation , near Laramie City , a. pormlt from the war department having been received to use the spriuga for the purpose. COI.OIlADf ! . Thu Denver exposition opens next Monday. Texas Cover has appeared in Southern Cole rado. rado.A A now National bank has been organized at Boulder. Tlia ranchmen of North Fork are cutting lurgo quantities of liny for winter feeding. The Presbyterian and Congregational churches of Boulder propose consolidating. The loader uf a gang of cattle thieve * was run down by Sheriir Sweeny at Fort Colliiu. A Into strike In the Gladiator mine is said to bo the rli-host iu Hillsdnlo county. Tlio ere assays SMC1.-10 to the ton. The ninth annual f > csMon of the Colorado grand ledge of Knights of 1'ythias will convene at Lendv'illo , September 1C. Tourists to Cheyenne Canyon , ono of the wonders of the HUte , ai o now compelled to pay liberally for the plea tirp , the owners of adjacent laud having built fences and estab lished toll-gates. Cattle owners of C ilorado appear to enter tain no fenr of the dreaded pleura-pneumonia getting into the liords of thu west for HOIIIO yet , if at all , So inr the disease appears to confine itself to Jerseys , a bread which is but llttlo known In thu west. It in creditably reported that n baud of About sixty UncompaliKro Utea is on the war path i i Southwestern Colorado. The c.ittlo mon down ttiero are complaining bitterly of the action of the agents in allowing the In dians to loavu their reservations , and oven giving them passes poniiittinp them to do BO. MONTANA. From January 11 August 1 , 105 quartz locations were made iu Sliver Bow county. During the xamo period 172 locations were made In Door Lodge county , In Miles City , a few ilays ago , a Crow In dian named I'rania Chicken attempted to oa-11 capo from jail and was shot dead after a COVDIO struggle with the jailor and the sheriff , Cold hay been discovered four Tiilea oatt of Mimonla. There Is great excitement and the town l.s deserted. Claims nro being rap Idly loc.itoJ. Color ij found everywhere for two miltH around. c.u.iroiiMA. The Central Pacific has disposed of all its lauds. For fifteen con ecutivo days in August the ' thermometer registered 100 ° iu the hade at Onico. Loss than it milo and a qunrtor of track now ' lemaliisto bo const uctod on the Kol Itlvor & amount Kurokn railroad of freight to reach has Sptingvillo. accumulated A iu largi tli'ia vallny awaitlug shipment The now peat beds uncovered near Compton - ton , Los Aiigolos county , are proving n veil- trblo bonanza to tlio owners. Under the mi croscope the peat pnt.-eiitu the apcctnclu of a moss of fiber stulf. This pent burns tnico BB iu voll us coal. The estimates can now bo mido wlth toler- ubto accuracy of thu total pack of the Colum bia oinnorles fur this season , It Is be iovxd ( iOO.IiOO cases may bo safely uonsldeied coiroct. The pack of the northern canneries will bo between 70,000 ami 100,000 cases. Tbo citizens of Oakland nro taking steps to build a boulevard nround l.ako Merrill , at an ostlmntrd cost of 8180,000. The plan provides for a Biilevyulk next to the xhoro 15 foot wide , nextU ruadwny for carrlogos , etc. , next a speeding track 100 ftiit wide , then lawn with trots , 35 foot ivld nnd on the extrauio Inner eldo a way for pedestrian * . A largo iy k trco thrijj miles from Jtedding , Shusta coiiuty. was nti-\ick by lightening re cently und Ipllt Into two parts , one sldo ful- In tffUio ground whil thu otbor remained 8tiudrif. ( A skeleton was found iu the i > r- tion which remained standing , tha skull f which was broken in ttoteral plucoj , and three bullet-holes weru In tha-forehead. Tlio myn tery is llkoly to remain foiovor unsolved. The overland line , from SauFrancisco to Portland will bo In operation in tbo oarlv part of next month , tha hardest part oi thu st Rfl route having been traversed by raiU , leaving the gap which will remain between t Impend of thu track running north mid that which comoJ south from 1'ortlniid to meet it a cnmimratlvely oavy ouu for the passage of utiuriw end fruiglit wngunu , Whou througli fipitihtimd imsiengais oru received tha Utle will IM able to go from SanFraucUco to I'oi ( < laud iu about two dny and a half. Fuelun I'uxHlbllltlcf , St. Paul Pioneer Prees. It is evident enough , ovoa at this dig- tance , that the cheering hopes indulged in by the Democracy at the beginning of the campaign of carrying Now York , Now Jersey and Connecticut have boon largely dissipated. For every gain they have found a loss to match , and their prospects at the east are now as unillu- minated by hope as they wore at this season four years ago. Feeling this. ground or fancied security failing bo-lc neath them , they have turned to an-c other quarter to seek reinforcement. , 11 ( I Great hopes are now entertained by the | party of nuccess through fusion with the grccnluckcra in Michigan , Wisconsin , Iowa . , nnd perhaps other states , and with the nnti-prohlbitionists of Kansas. If they can invade those re publican strongholds , they flatter ' themselves that the name may yet bo not wholly lost. They have been largely aided in this project , and nor- haps partially forced to it , by the ndv'co of Duller to his followers. The plan ho urges , of forming an alliance in every state with the minority party , is one which would help the democratic party in the woat. Probably the gone.il public is not advised as to the extent to which such fusion , If carried out to the full limit of uniting the rotes of the several factions opposed to the republicans , would afToct the final result. From the following tables , giving the Inet presi dential vote , and also that of the last of the last state election hold since 1880 , the situation may bo porcoivcd at n glance. ' ° MIUIIlallN. 1880. 1832. 1883. Supreme President. Governor. Judge. Uopublican. . 185,311 140.CU7 m.SHO Democrat. . .131,507 Fusion. 154,20 ! ) 127,370 Greenback. . 31,885 Prohibition. 913 5,853 13,1)50 ) \MSOONS1N. 1880. 1881. President. Governor. Republican 114.-IOO Hl.tMIt Democrat 111,04 ! ) 09,701 Greenback 7SO ! ) 23,225 Prohibition ' . . . . Oil 7,002 IOWA. 1880. 1882. President. Go\ernor. Republican 183,02. ) 1G1.1S2 Democrat 105,815 13'J.OK ! Grocnbask 23,701 23,03'J KANSAS. 18SO. 1882. 1882- Lieutenant President Governor. Governor. Uopublican. . 121,51 ! ! 75.158 ! I8,1G5 Democrat. . . 59,801 S8.237 01,547 ! Greenback" . . . 1IVJ51 UOi'JItS MJSOO In Michigan , had fusion boon complete - ploto at the date of the last election of 11 president , the combined democratic and greenback j vote would have fallen -0,000 short of that cast for General Gar hold. Since that time , however , the people have become accustomed to the idea of | such [ an alliance , and twice the fusionists have carried that stato. Each time the majority was loss than the vote given to the prohibitionist candidates. This year it is not likely either that the prohibi tionists , only 942 of whom voted for their candidate in ' 8Uwill waato their ntrength by supporting St. John , or that fusion aa complete aa in a mere state contest can bo attained. There is no probability whatever that the carrying out of the programme now aduotpd in Michigan will endanger republican success. From Wisconsin there are uncertain re ports. It ia claimed that the prohibition ists are steadfast , the groonbackers in creasing in number , and the Gorman republicans inclined to disaffection. On thu basis of the last state election , sup posing the prohibitionists to hold their own , a democratic-greenback alliance would just about equal the republican voto. There still lingers in the minds of old politicians the memory of a fusion by which the state was swept ten years ago , and this is suggestive of possibilities not likely to turn into facts. With anything like the vote that was cast four years ago no efforts and uo alliances could take the state from the republican column. It is instructive to note that the most positive signa of danger appear in the two states which once contended for the honor of being called the "banner state" of the union , with regard to the size of the republican majority. In both the republican party has surrendered to the prohibition craze , and seems likely to pay for it by having to fight for a narrow victory. In Iowa , particularly , the whole body of Gorman republicans has been driven from its ranks , together with a multitude nf others who hold to the principles of personal liberty , and who are disgusted with the arrogant and tyr- ranical regime of the prohibition fanat ica. Kansas , which gave Garfield over sixty thousand majority , elected a demo cratic governor two years ago. That the defeat of St. John was owing chiefly to personal unpopularity is shown by the fact that a republican waa elected lieu tenant governor at the same time by over 20,000 majority. Nobody can tell how many votes St. John will hold hero , be cause the prohibitionists have not existed a ) a distinct party since the republicans consented to pull their chestnuts nut of the fire. But , when his vote , certainly reaching the thousands , Is subtracted from thn republican tally , a combination of democrats and grcoribackers would at least push the enemy hard. Had fusion prevailed in Iowa in 1880 , Garfield would still have received -15,000 moro votes than the combined opposition. Two years latter a fusion party would have cast within 2,000 of as many votes as were givun for Governor Sherman. Ii3' ) gust with prohibition gave the democrats four Congressmen , and wo know not how much this defection may have gone since then , with the passage nnd enforce ment of n prohibitory hiv The Ofreon Imckcrs are numerous and persistent. Tnoy hold their own remarkably well ovdii in a presidential year. Fusion has now boon accomplished , and a combina * lion electorial ticket ia to bo plucod in the Held. Absurd as it would have ( Boomed a few years ugo , Iowa is not safe , and the republicans have nobody but themselves to thank for it. From the obacuro region of Missouri como reports of another character. The prohibition vote haa never boon recorded , but the sentiment ia strong and crowing. Its advocates are there mostly democrats , and there is a scheme on foot for an alli ance between thorn and the ropublicana. Union democrats and groenbacker.s will alao unite with them , it Is said , to defeat the ur-rebtl general , Marmaduko , candi date for governor , and possibly may BUO ceed. The same seasons , however , not enter into the support given to the electoral tickets. At no tune since 1880 would the combined republican and greenback votes have reached 35- , 000 of thu adherents of democra cy. From this survey of a portion of thu field , an idea may bo gained of the confusion and uncertainty which are in troduced into all calculations by the schemes of fusion , apparently about to bo generally adopted. Of course , infer ences drawn from slate elections lese most of their force if applied to estimates for a presidential year , when larger con siderations are euro to prevail. Yet it will not do to ignore either the changes which four years may have wrought or thoao which are visibly taking place , as in Iowa. Unfortunately , the if publicans have for- foiled thu advantage they might have had from the moral died of this general tendency to union between democrats and groenbaokors , by thomaolvea consenting to sanction a similar policy in West Vir ginia and other southern states. The practical argument nil ! tell against them in with thousands vf honest money demo- -'crats whom fusion would otherwise hare driven to vote the republican ticket. The outlook ia not so well defined that it will of not bo particularly desirable for party managers to keep n keen eye upon the field with reference to the possibil ities that the fusion plan has brought prominently to the front. Scandinavian Political Treatment. Svenska Wlckoblndet. A few weeks ago Bro , Gardner in The Detroit Free Press said something like this ( o tbo members of the Lime Kiln club : The least time you squander on politics the bettor you are off , for it will bo in the future as it has boon in the past ; you do the voting , and the vrliilo people hold the ofllccs. Looking over the political history of this atato , Bro. Gardner's words can ap ply to the condi tion of the Scandinavian people versus the Americans and Germans in this com monwealth. Wo have certainly done the voting and wo have done it all the time with the rapublican party while the above named nationalities have hold the ofliccs. It lifts happened n few times that the Scandinavians have brought out men who they thought fit to represent the people in some ollicial capacity , but with the exception of a few insignificant oflicca such na COLS'.able , justice of the peace and such like , wo have always mot with opposition in and by the conven tions. And while our cayacity to till the place has not boon questioned still our desires have almost always boon unheeded and wo have as a rule been loft in the cold. Reasoning thus it is natural for us to think that the only ground tor our re pulsion is our nationality and our well known love and preference for the repub lican party and its principles , It seems as if the party leaders should think that it makes no difference how wo treat the Scandinavians , their support wo are sure of under all circomstances , and so it is more profitable for us to hold the oflices and let them continue perpetually to do the voting. But why is it that the Germans have not boon treated politi cally in the same way , especially when wo take into consideration the fact that as republicans the Scandinavians are the strongest of the two ? Why is it that county and state conventions respect fully listen to and oven inquire into the demands uf our Gorman follow citizens when it is well known that they support the republican ticket in part only and oven then tea a great extent for while the Scandinavian votes the republican lican ticket from choice and on masse ? Is it necessary for us to bo lukewarm in our support of the republican ticket in order to bo recognized among our party friends , or is it their intention to test our political patience and endurance , and to see how far they can ignore us before wo will bolt ? Wo shall prefer to think at least for the present that the slight wo have received has been unintentional , but wo can assure the republican party loaders that there is such a thing oven among the Scandinavians when patience cenn s to bo a virtue. With what wo have said concerning oar fellow citizens of Gorman birth wo will not bo understood as wo wcro in any wise opposed to their political recog' nition , bo that far from us ; wo have always supported their candidates when regularly nominated in our conventions , and wo will continue to do so , but wo used them to make comparison in the party treatment between them and our own nationality. Neither will wo be so understood as if we should demand any thing from the republican party simply because wo are Scandinavians. Our behavior in this our adopted country has made it clear to all observers that wo slanp second to none among all the foreign born nationalities in adopting American principles and in embracing all opportun ities to bo not only naturalized but also Americanized. All what wo ask are to bo treated equally fair with all other clti zens and to be placed on the same foot ing with thorn politically , and if wo ore that , then wo can stand political defeat as gracefully as any one. Before our next issue comes out the state convention is over , and canditatcs for the different state oflices are nom inatcd , and wo ask our country men to carefully watch and takoparthular notice of the proceedings of our nest party assembly. It is possible that a Scandinavian name will bo presented to that convention for a place on the state ticket , and wo should bo sorry to have to chronicle hfs defeat , at least on the ground above indicated. Wo must confess , that wo consider it a well earned honor to bo allowed at least ono name on tbo ticket headed with the naino of the great historian , statesman and American patriot , the next president of the United States , James G. Blaino. All llnrrjliij ; tlio Farmer. Chicago Nows. It looks as if every industrial interest in the United States haa just now turned upon the agricultural , in order to make tliat the "scapegoat" for its own short comings or misfortunes , at the same time that prices of ugricultural products have fallen to figures lower than hereto fore known for a century. Thus , the New Yow Journal of Com mcrco publishes a list of sovonty-sevon cotton mills which will shut down for two or more weeks. Their capacity is 2,700- UOD spindles and 00,000 looms. Tni a stoppage will secure a curtailment of ii,000 ( pieces per day , or 702,000 pieces in two weeks , mostly the common quali ty nf all brown and bleached goods. The lumber dealers proposu to restrict production to the amount nf GO per cent in order to put up prices L'5 per cont. Only seven of the sixteen steel rail mill are running , the object being to keep up prices. The mine-owners have raised the price of coal by stopping production , at the same time they have largely rnducod the price of labor. But the worst form which this curtail ment of production against the interest of the agriculturalsUs has assumed is the order ot the oil syndicate to stop the flowing of the principal wells in the country for the avowed purpose of rais- jng the price of that necessary product , which nature give to man for the more askng. Now , this conspirajy against the unprotected - ce protected an immense decline of his product , it not only raises the prices of everything ho hni to buy , but also dis- cour gos and lessons the consumption , and consequentlytho price of everything ho has to aoll. It is a singular spectacle that the coun try now presents in all parts thereof. Every protected interest in the United States has tuincd upon the unprotecled and trusts to make that pay the cost of a glut , the result of over produc L tion , to bo directly traced to our tariff legislation. Aerial Navigation. The success of Capt. Ronard's recent nxporimenta with a navigable baljocn at Moridan has created the greatest intercut all the military circles of Europe. M. . llervo Kangon'a paper on this subject , W. which was presented totho French Acad emy of Science , epoaka withso much hope J. the possibilities resultant from Capt. Ronarcf'a invention that England , Gar- many , and Russia have already noted the fact that a great atop forward has un doubtedly been made in aerial naviga tion. The British war ollico contemplates inaugurating a series of experiments with navigable balloons of different kinds in the hope that they may bo able to un * ravel the secret of the Frenchman's plans. Members of the engineer corps stationed at Chatham and Woolwich are holding daily conferences , and the curiosity and interest displayed have not been equaled since the launching of the fish submarine torpedo. The Gorman and Russian gov ernments nro also striving hard to obtain some definite information concerning the working of Ronard's cigar-shaped ma chine , which M. Mangon assorts is as easily diroctodin the air as a steam launch on the water. back proved conclusively that every room in the house was as brilliantly lighted as gas could light them. As wo have never board of the kind of spirits with which this CDuntry has boon blessed presenting themselves under the bright rays of n chandelier , wo deem the method adopted on Saturday evening n Aery poor ono and are of the opinion that those who were inmates of that house that might know more about the "reign of terror" therein than they would bo willing to admit. Should it bo nocossrry to satisfy the in credulous , wo nro ready to appoint two , three , or five of our number who are will spend the night comfortably in that house without a light in it. and will guar antee to loose no sleep on account of the ghost. Very truly yours , JosEi'it P. MAILANDEU , A. G. HUNT. H. P. KNUDSON , L. OltlllSTIAKSFJi , JOHN STIIOOKBL , J. A BAUTINK. Compromising Documents. OnKhSA , Aujr. 20. Compromising docu ments wnro discovered in the hou o of mnr- cIinnt KalitiBiinRi , whose daughter fired at Col. Kntanski , of the gcnsdarmfo , Thursday. Infantile Bloid Purifiers and Skin Beautifiers. A Positive Cure for Every form of Skin and Jilood Diseases , from Pimjiles to Scrofula. TNPANTIf.E nnd Birth Uumoro , Milk Cnist. Scallcil .1 Head , Fczemas , and < ncrj form of It.chinR , grab , Pimply , Scrofulous and Inherited Dlfcasts of the 111ooJ , Skin and Scilp , ulthloes of Hair , from In fancy to ARC , cured by the InUcurn Kosohent , the new blood purlllcr. 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