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The Republicans of Iowa and Ohio Meet
and Nominate Candidates ,
IMntforma Adontrd Dpnounrlnit the
Dctuocrntlo I'nitj-nml iff * Ailniln-
iNtratlon Ili'piiMlciin I'rln-
olplcs 1/altl Down ,
town Itctii1)llonn ] ) ( Jnnvontlnn ,
Dr.s MOIVKS la. , August U.rSpcclal
To cgram to tlio liii : : . ] ( Icncral harmony
took command of the republican forces this
mninlngand presided o\er their destinies
till the close of the comi-nilon. It has been
n great disappointment to the democrats ,
and no less a gratification to the republicans ,
that the convention which closed to-night
was one-of the most harmonious and enthu
siastic In the hlstoiy of the party , ( lovcrnor
tiivir remaiked this afteinoon : "I have
never seen In twenty-live jears the republi
cans of Iowa so ten Ibly in earnest as they
are this > ear. " Tills determination and en
thusiasm were visible In all the stages ot the
convention. The republican paity in Iowa
have had their little family quarrels occa
sionally for the last few years , but this
yearthey determined that factional strife and
personal diireienci ! should be put under foot
nnd republican success alone bo considered.
So it has been a glorious convention , like one
of the old days of IOWM icmibllcanlsm. Not
for many > ears have tliero been so many of
the stiong men of Iowa who take part In de
liberations and shared in Its councils as in
this convention.
Tlio kej note of the campaign was sounded
clcai and strong by Senator Allison In his
opening speech as chairman of the conven
tion. He lifted Its work at once to a high
place by the dlunlty and strength with
which he Introduced the national features
which properly came beftno It. With a con
vention stalling out on the high ground of
national Issues and patriotic counsels , there
was no chance for petty bickerings on irrele
vant stilfes. There was some fear on the
paitof a few timid souls that dissension
might bo Introduced Into the convention by
ix few distuiblng elements. The only possi
ble occasion was in connection with a con
testing delegation from Fremont county.
This was composed of men who bolted the
republican ticket last tall and aie now su | > -
portlng the democratic candidate for con
gress , and jet had the assurance to ask ad
mittance to a republican convention. The
proof that they were umvoithy of admission
to icpublican councils was so strong that the
committee on credentials unanimously re
ported in favor oC excluding them , and the
convention , witliout a dlsscntlnc voice , ap
proved their report. This removed the only
chance for dissensions , and the convention
liad nothing then to do but to go forward har
moniously and enthusiastically.
There was no contest over any nomination
except that for state auditor. Three candi
dates entered the convention , with about
equal chances , for this oftlcc. 'Ihcso were
Chairman Beardsley , of the state central
committee , who wus acting auditor during
Urovvn's Impeachment ; Hon. J. A. Lyons , of
( itithrlo county , member of the last two gen
eral assemblies , and Mr. A. 1) . Peek , forsov-
cial jearsauditor of Sac county. It was
plain to bo seen when the contest beiran that
tlio soldier sentiment was still very
strong in Iowa. Captain Ljons was
a very gallant member of the Sec-
end Iowa cavalry , and was nearly
shot to pieces by rebel bullets. His old army
comrades over the state supported him very
enthusiastically , and through their heir
chlelly huvvas enabled to secure the nomina
tion. On the lirst ballot there was but little
diirerence between the votes of the three
leading candidates. The second showed
little change , but the third showed steady
gains tor Lyons , and HeanNley's filends fell
over to him ami nominated him.
All ot the other candidates , Bin-
eluding secretary of state. tieas-
uicr. attorney general , clerk and
reporter of thu supreme court , were reiioin-
inated acclamation , they having had bill
one term each.
The convention brought out some remark-
ablcdlsplav of oratoiy. as Iowa's conven
tions usually do. First was the solid ami
fiubstantlal Hpeech ot Senator Allison on
national Issues. Ho spoke for more than an
hour , during the warmest part of the day ,
but the vast audience listened with unbroken
attention and showed bv frequent cheers tin
enthusiasm which Ids speech created. II
was n stiong and masterly pieseutatlon ol
the republican Issues nnd w'dl be read in the
campaign with wldo spicad inten'.st am
wry bcnoliclal results. Colonel Hepburn
who was the permanent chaiiman ot tin
convention , made a short speech on taklnt
the chair , which was clear , stiaiglit forwau
nnd forcible , rousing the enthusiasm whicli
his speeches always do , Mr. J. / ' ,
Oliver , of Fort Dodu'e , who Is one of tlu
} ouug oratois whom thu state delights t <
honor , was called out during an Interim ol
thu proceedings and icspondcd in a speech 01
unusually hapio eiloct. Ho Is the epigram
atlc joungoiatoi who made somanyspceche'
in the cast dining the Hlaine campaign. Hh
ciittlnf wit , ( -cathlnc sarcasm , bright and Ir
resistible humor , kept the convention It
roarh of laughter and applause that conh
hardly bo terminated. Several of the noinl-
uatlug speeches were also happy efforts , be
that all in all thu convention oiatorywa1
quite up to the average ot an Iowa state con
The platfoim , which Is qulto lonir , coven
very completely the main issues bnforo tin
Iowa people. It was received with very yen-
enU tavorand satisfaction , there being n <
minority toport except In one point , that relating
lating to thu temperance question. OIK
member of the committee , J. J. Andrews , o
tlio Fouith district , dcalred to have the reso
lutlon on that subject made n llttlo stronger
but the convention considered that the orlgl
nal draft was siuftlclcmtly stiong and m
mlontcd it as reported by the commlttci
without a dissenting vote.
At 0 o'clock the convention adjourned wltl
tlio best of feeling and a general determina
tion to makoihu comlii.- campaign the mos
nguicsalv u and successful for many j ears ,
nr.rAii.s op IIIK VVOIIK.
The convention met at 10'JO : this morn
Ing. It was called to order by Chaiimai
llcaidslcy , of the stain central committee
who named Senator William H. Allison to
cliaiiiuan. Allison was received with trc
mendoiis cheers. On taking thn chair head
messed the convention at length. Tin
follow Ing committees were then named , b' '
congressional districts :
CredentlaU-Flist district , William Wllsoi
jr. , WashiiiLMon ; .Second , John Mahin , Mus
ratine ; Third , ( i. H. Nansaun , Hlack Hawk
Fuiiith , John D , Class , Ccrio Cordu ; Fiftli
U 4 , , ' , * . . . . . . tl I.-- " * ' -
JfttUlllll II , I
blc , rivinonlh.
lU'Mjlntlons. First , J. S. Woolson , Henry
Second , John Hlllsinakei. Jackson : Thlul.J
J. Andrews , Wrignt ; Fourth , H. ( J. Kt'inlgor
Flojd ; FifthM P Smith , Linn : Sixth , A. H
Hamilton. Wapcllo ; Sevonth.M. A. Dashiell
Warren : Klchth , M. M. Wnlden , Appanoostt
Ninth , C. W.Snyder. MontgomeryTenthI ; )
1) . D , Chase Hamilton ; Ulovvnth , John 111 en
nan , Wnodburn.
StaUt Cpmmlttee-Flrat , E. W. Tatlock
) .ouU.i : Second , H. S. Fulrall , Johnson
Third , M , W , Harmon , nurhanan ; Fouith
T. W. lUirdlck. Wlnneshlek : Filth , H. Mm
jihy , Denton : Mxth , 1.1' . Karling , Monrou
Upon icconvfiling at 3 o'clock the com
m ttce on credentials icpoi led evciy count1
ioiirsi ; > ntcd. The committee lepoitrd als
unanimously In favor of fr-atim : ti\o \ u'DUl
llcau delegation from Ftcmuut count ) . Th
convention nnanlmouslv adopted the report
of the rommlttpo
Hon. W I' . Hepburn , congressman from
the nighth district , was male permanent
chairman ,
The convention proceeded to the nomina
tion ot state olllrers. F. D. Jackson. ecre-
tarj of Mate , and A. T. Tlnioth , treasurer ,
were rcnomlnated by nccla'intlon. Five
nominations for auditor wen- then made.
The tlrst ballot for auditor resulted :
Hcard lt > v 20 ( , Lvons''Ol , Feck Ml , Osborne
70. Kjti-iR ) .
The second ballot gave Heardslrv 2-ViVt
Lyons.TOO'tf. IVckWf. O4horno : . Kvte : i.
On HIP third ballot there was a general
change in votes and ' 'aputin Lyons nomina
tion was made unanimous.
The other state olllres were filled by ro-
nomtuation by acclamation as follows : A.
J. Maker , attoincy general : ( ! . H. Pray , clerk
of the supieme court ; K. C. Kbcisols , su
preme court reporter. The platform was
tht n prpxptitod and adopted unanimously. A
motion was made authorising the state cen
tral committee to appoint delegates to tliu
national anti-saloon conference at Chicago
nnd the convention then adjourned ,
The platform of the republicans ot tovva in
state ronvontlon assembled togetherdee lares :
1. We renew our adhesion to the princi
ples of icpubllcanlsm as enunciated In the
republle-iii national platform ot lsj. .
J. 'I he eighteen months just passed have *
proven the uulHiiess of the democratic pait >
lor national eontiol It promt < cd to mince
ihp expenses ot the u'oYeinment. but It has
Incieased , In tlio session just ended , the np-
piopriutioiis by MVWO.OOO. It promised to
advance civ II service reform. It undoes that
promise by crippling the efllclfiicy ot the
commission having that leforin In charge. It
piomlsed that tlio espiessed will of the people
ple should bo obeved. It iireH'uts a lecord of
a larger number ot presidential vetoes In thu
eight mouths of the congiesslonal session
than has aggregated under all pre
ceding administrations slnco our gov-
einmcut was instituted. It promised
the leductlon In thu uumburof govcinmentat
officials. H presents , as a fullillment of such
piomlse , an incicasoln the number ot gov
ernment Piuplojes at Washington. It
promised tarlll ictorin. It has proven Its In-
iihlllty under the pressure of presidential and
cabinet inlliifiice to airiee Uou ] such a muas-
.iro. . much less pass it to enactment. It pie-
idits .i spectacle of an admlnlstiatlou which
tias utterly tailed to tedcein any ot the num
erous pledges which the people were deceived
Into plncini : it In power.
3. We declare the administration of Presi
dent Cleveland to have justly merited the
censure which It lecelved nt the hands of
conuress In the passage , by over a two-thirds
vote ot each tiranch of congress , of the reso
lution compelllui : payment upon the Interest
bearing debt of the Increasinc surplus In the
treasuty Wo condemn the pocket veto by
the piesideutas In violation of the expressed
will of the people , and preventing its passage
ovei an open veto , and we commend the
action of the republican administration In
applying the surplus to the lapld reduction
; ri the Indebtedness of the government.
4. We demand that the public domain , in
cluding foi felted and tineained lands within
the urants made to railroads and other corpo
rations , shall be disposed of only to actual
scttlcis In limited quantities piovlued b > law.
We condemn the veto ot President Cleveland
whereby congressional aid was ptevented for
the relict of settlers on the lands known as
the Des Moines river land crant , from cruel
and oppressive vvroncs committed on those
settlers , for which aid the legislatiue of Iowa
had repeatedly and vigorously petitioned.
We sincerely deplore the failure ot the dem
ocratic lioiisf of representatives to pass over
such veto this bill , which the republican pu-
ate had alieady pissed over such veto. Wo
condemn the neglect in action of the demo-
ciatic house of representatives whereby the
bill passed by the icpublican senate for the
redemption of unearned lands within tlio
limits of the Sioux CHv & St. Pauliailroad
company nt the last session ot congress , We
arc opposed to the acquisition of public lands ,
or any pait thereof , by non-rcsldeut aliens.
5. llesolvcd , That we arraign the demo
cratic majority in the national house of reiv
reseiitatlvcs for Its wanton desertion of the
Interests of the i-roduceisof the northwest ,
asillu tiateil in their icfusal to aid them by
meetlni : the questions and controversies be
tween the common carriers and shippers of
tlio country by the prompt passace of the bill
passed by the senate , known as the Cutlom
Dill , the substantial declarations of which WG
reconni/o as being In harmony witli the dec
larations ot the republican state convention
of Iowa at its last session , and the joint reso
lution of instructions to our congressional
delccation , passed by the tvventy-lirst general
assembly of this state , and as oirering a de
gree ot relief not afforded by any other pro
posed legislation.
0. To the people of our adjacent territory ,
Dakota , we extend the assutanccof our co
operation and support in their efforts for ad
mission to the sisterhood of states , and we
respectfully but earnestly urge our senators
and repiesentatlves in congress to continue
to labor to the best of their ability and
power to secure for Dakota territory the
place to which hoi population , Imlnstiy and
Intelligence entitles her as a state in the
American union ; and we arraign the demo
cratic party for its unjust and democratic
and blttcily sectional hostility to tlio admis
sion of the teriitory of Dakota as u sister
7. Time does not bar the claim of tlio sol
diers who subdued the icbclllon nor the grat
itude and justlcoof the country toward them.
Therefoie , wo demand such modification of
the pension laws and the passage of such
others as shall sccnie equal treatment to all
soldieis entitled to pensions , by commencing
payment fiom the date of disability , and
granting pensions to all soldiers as an ; dis
abled from securing suppoit by their own
labor , vvitliout reference to the date when
such disability occurred ; and we condemn
the present dcmociatic administration for
vetoing pension bills passed by congress for
the relief ot such soldiers , their widows and
01 phans , and for tlio removal of union sol
dieis and appointing rebel soldieis and sym
pathies in their stead ; and wearo In favor
of the mss.tge of a law granting pensions to
all soldiers of the Mexican war who are not
laboru ! < : under political disability.
b. We tlenounco the abuses of the elec.tlvo
piivllego which , In the southern section of
our country and In many cities ot the north ,
continue to make elections u mockery and
delusion , and the fraud and suppression
which continually defeat thn popular will
and prevent ialrand proper representation ;
and wo insist upon the right of every Ameri
can cltl/en to fteely cast his ballot and to
have the same honestly counted and truly
declared ,
tl. The republican party , standing for that
pilnclplo of equal cltUenshlp to which Is duo
the superiority of this ovei all other actions ,
and recoirni/.lng tlio necessity of protecting
against the aggression of capital , heartily en
dorses evpr > legitimate effort of organl/.ed
labor to secure equal and exact justice be
tween labor and capital.
10. Wo demand protection for American
labor against competition with pauper labor
abroad and against the product ot convici
and imported contract labor at home.
11. The republican paity of Iowa , ever
sympathetic with the just ampliations of u
nation for freedom , and < 'ratofully niiiidfu
of the faithful services of tlio Irishmen of
this icpubllc. heartily sympathise with the
people of Ireland in their efforts for thu re
covery of a homo legislature ; that vvoexteni !
to William K. Gladstone and Charles Stuvv-
art Painell congratulations on their grand
achievements ol the recent past , and IIOIKI
that the immediate future will crown their
etToits with their full mcasuie of success.
I' ' . That the laws lor the suppression of
Intemperance were enacted as n part of the
general legislation of our state In obedience
to the will of the majority ; that wn behold
vv ith alarm the continued efforts of the demo
cratlo party of Iowa to encourage resistance
to tlutse law sand to Inllamo the passions ol
the lawless classts In regard to them , thereby
menacing social order and leading to thu
pprpetratlon of murder nnd other outrages.
While fully recognizing the right of the
l > eoplo to agitate for the repeal of these 01
any other laws which time may prove in
effectual for the beneficiary purpose of their
enactment , we insist that thee laws and al
other laws of this state shall be faithful ! )
and fearlessly cnfont'd.
1H , We declare It to bo the duty of all public
olliclals to honestly and conscientious ! }
gnaid the public treasury against nil Imprope *
01 unauthorized drafts from whatever dlrec
tlon , and that no ollicial Is or can bojustl
lied in drawing or accepting salaries as fees
tint-allied by him , or to which ho Is not en
Ohio Republicans.
CoLiMUts , August 25. The republican
Mate convention convened at 1U.-20 a. in
tome delay was caused by the failure of tut
lamilton county delceatlor toipacli the hall
owing to n tight In the delccation. Senatoi
iherman Is announced tj arrive at lp in.
I'ho Introduction of ( Jencral Xoyps , tempor-
iry chairman of the conventionwas received
vith enthusiastic applause. A mess was
aken until 10 : ! ! p. m.
On reassembling , Forakcr. the permanent
liilrman , made an Interesting speech nnd
ieneral James S. llnblnson was nominated
bj acclamation for secretary of state.
( iovcrnor Foraker has been selected for
lormancnt chaiiman. Thocomniltteeoli rcso-
utionsoigani/ed with J. Wairen Keifer as
chairman. It Is learned that bherman will
tot aiilvc In time to pciform the duties of
deneial Kolfcr. from the rommlttce on
resolutions , made a icport. It condemns tlio
Ipmocratic party for Involving the United
states In a quarrel w ith a sister republic ,
Mexico , when arbitration was at liana ; con-
lemns the removal of old soldiers tiom oillcc
on the ground ot offensive paitlsaiiRhip , as
alleged ; endorses thu present general as
sembly in providing a state homo for dls-
iblcd nldiorsof the aate , and nUo making
Ilieral appropriations for their cnie. nnd con-
lemns the wholesale veto ot pension bills In
lit'interest of soldiers by the president. It
believes In the republican doctrine of tarifl
md In the development and piotectlon of
abor interests , and favois the lestorallon of
lie vvoid tarlll of'07 imd condemns tlio plac-
lin : of the same on the free list.
The ticket was completed by nominations
MS follows : supeme ! judge. Marshal J.
Williams ; c'eik ' of the suprcmn court. A. 11.
Hester ; school commissioner. Kit T. Tattan ;
memb'T ot the boaid of public works , W. M.
TIIK ri.ATroiiM.
The platform declaies : .
1. That the democratic administration of
Cleveland lias tailed to keep the plcdi'cs
upon which It came into power. It promised
rcticnchmcut and economy , but has been the
most extravagant ever known. It promised
to uphold the dignity and honor ot the IP-
iiiibiic and motect American citUens and
their lights ot pcison and piopcitj , both at
home and abroad , but lias proven iUsclt In
capable of seem lin : the honorable adjustment
of the lisheriesquestion , and witli seeming
Indltfcrcncc has subjected us to the humil
iation of seeing our tlac Insulted and the
vessels of our cltl/ens conuscatcd by the
authorities of Canada ; while , with
rasli haste nnd blundering , it
has involved us in unjustifiable
complications with our friendly neighbor
and sister republic , Mexico a. fact which
seriously calls attention to the icpublican
national arbitration for international ( infer
ences , and to the importance of the recent
action ot the senate ot the United States in
unanimously passing a bill for a congress of
the American nations in the interest of peace
and commerce. It promised civil sen Ice re
form , but has made that phrase odious by not
only rcmovinc , but attempting to blacken
the character of thousands ot our best citi
zens , many of them old soldiers , who have
been removed from ollicial positions upon
thccowaidly subterfuge ot ' offensive parti
sanship. "
We reaffirm that to the Union soldiers and
sailors of the late war we owe a debt that
can not bo computed , and it is the duty ot
thegoveinment to giant pensions and estab
lish homes for all such as are disabled or In
want. We condemn the heartless and whole
sale vetoes by Piesident Cleveland of the
private pension bills recently passed by con-
Wo believe in the republican doctrine of
taritf , not only for revenue , but also for the
protection and development of American
labor. We demand in behalf of the great
wool glowing interests of our state the re
storation of the wool tariff of IMVI. and de
nounce the recent attempt of the democratic
majority In the national house of representa
tives to pass the Moinson bill , reducing the
tariff duties and placing wool on the tree list.
The republican party has ever stood as the
friend ot labor against all who would either
oppicss or enslave it , and every measure ,
state or national , which will protect the
laborer from dangerous foreign competition ,
or impiovc and dignify his condition at
home , will meet our unqualilicd approval.
We are unservlng In our hostlllt ) to an
archism , socialism nnd communism. We
favor such wis < > legislation as may insure har
mony , which ought alvvavsto prcvallbctwcen
the employer and employe. We recognize
the right of ail men by association to promote
tholr mutual good and protection in every
way that does not Infringe upon the rights of
others. Wo favor the cicatlon by congress
of a national department of labor , the head of
which shall be a cabinet oflicer , whose duty it
shall be to collect , sjstematUe and publish
statistical Information relating to the social ,
sanitary , educational and commercial condi
tion of the workinirmen ol the nation. We
demand that all officials , state or national ,
charged with the duty of enforcing the liws
which provide for the proper security of the
lives and health ot woikingmen , sluill be
practical men. '
The United States senate , in refusing to
order an Investigation of the means by which
a seat In that body wns procuied by Henry
13. Payne , has disappointed the just and reasonable
enable expectations of the people 01 Ohio.
The eighth resolution Is as follows : FavorIng -
Ing , as we do , every legitimate and constitu
tional means for diminishing or eradicating
tlio evils resulting from the tiaftlc in Intoxi
cating Illinois , nnd recommending such legis
lation as will keep abieast with enlightened
public sentiment on this question , wo com
mend the Dow law as a wise and practical
measure tending to that end.
The republicans ot Ohio relolce In the pro
gress of the cause of homo rule for Ireland ,
and send cheer and greeting to Uladstuue
and Parnell witli the hope that the struggle
they are making mar be ei owned with success.
We at thu same tlmo commend lie ) wisdom
ot these national leaders In declaring that
only u native parliament can properly pro
tect and foster native Industries which have
so long laid paralysed under the pernicious
iullnenccs of the prevailing free tiado s > s-
tcm and doctrines.
In common with all the loyal people of
this land wo mourn the loss tooui country of
that great republican as well as gicat soldier
nnd statesman , Ulysse.sS. ( Jrant.
The remainder of the resolutions relate
to state nlfnlis.
Illinois Democrats Gathering.
Si'WNOFiKi.D , III. , August 2. > . The city Is
rapidly filling up with politicians who coino
to attend the democratic state convention
to-morrow. Tliero Is almost an utter nbsonco
of excitement as to candidates and the gi enter
part of the caucusing being done Is In regard
to the platform. Considerable Interest also
centers in the make-up of the new contial
committee. The only pronounced .candi
dates on the ground are H , F. J. lUckor ,
of Qulncy , ana K. U. , of Ashley , both
of whom are seeking nomination for state
tieasurer. The committee held a meeting to-
nluht and acrecd upon tlio following for
temporary otllcers of the convention : Chair
man , James Duncan , of Ottawa ; secretary ,
D. A. Stilt , of Chicago ; assistant sccretaiies ,
1. N. Southwlck , of Clay county.I. H. York ,
of Hock Island , and L. D , Kiillot'g , of
Peorla , This organization will prhbably bo
made i > eruiancnt.
Ho Will Not Hun.
CiticAno , Augusl 25. W. C. Solpp , treasurer -
rer of Cook county , who has been mentioned
for the state trcasurershlp , in an Interview
to-night states that ho cannot , under any cir
cumstances , bo n candidate for tlio otlice , and
while ho appreciates the honor with which
his name has boon connected , jils private
business absolutely pi events him fiom allow
ing the u&eot his name even as n candidate
for Hie nomination. Under no circumstances
will he bo a candidate.
Xortli Carolina Iiemocrnta.
IlAi.Eiair , N. C. , August 25. The demo
cratic state convention met to-day and
nominated William H. Smith for chief jus
tice , and Thomas S. Ashe and A. S. Merriam
for associate justices. These are the present
supreme court justices. The convention
adopted no political platform or resolutions.
The Impression Is the icpubilcans will make
110 nominations for these olliees.
California Republicans ,
1.09 AXQKI.ES , Ctil. , August 25. The re
publican state conventionxuct thtfaiternoon ,
Senator A. P. Williams in the chair. The
convention nominated full state and con
gresslonal tickets , and three justices of the
supreme court W. II. L. Uarues was electci
temporary chairman.
Atterappointiug the usual committees the
convention adjourned until morning. The
platform which will be presented to-morrow
avers free andIntellfcent labor and approves
co-operation among laborers , favors the free
poliiaeeof silver , denounces the democratic
mtlonal administration for sccklnc to de
rive the people uC silver as a circulating
ucdlum ; advocatei ( lie passneo of lawsabso-
utcl.v icstHctliig the furthei Immigration of
ho Culncsc , but claims for those In the
countrv under treaty stipulation protection
under the law.
I'oiiniylvntiln Prohibition 1st P.
11 vmitMiuiu , Pa. , August 25. The state
prohibition convention was called to order
nt 10 o.clock this mornlne nnd S. D. Hunter
elected tempoiory chairman. The report of
ho committee on credentials showed 425
lelegaie.s present , and upon Its adoption
A. A. Stevens , of Jilalr , was made permanent
chairman. The re.poit ot the committee on
lules was then adopted.
Michigan Hopiiblicnttfi.
tiiUM ) lUrin * , Mich. , August 2.1. The
republican stale k committee organized by
electing Robert K. Frascr , of Detroit , tempo
rary chairman. The regular committees
were appointed nnd the convention adjourned
until Thursday morning.
The New York Press oil ttie Plumed
Knight's Latest F.flort.
Kr.vv YOIIK. August 25. [ Special Tole-
crain to the HKK.J The papeis all devote
consideiable space to editoilals upon
Ulano's spceclt. The Sun says ) : "Untsofai
as lllalne's first speech In the Maine canvass
shows he retains the same disposition to
Iocali7o the prohibitionist issue as he mani
fested tw o > ears ago vv hen ho neglected to
vote either ye.s or no on the piohlbltory
amendment to the Maine constitution , ills
able addicss at Sebago tieats on the tariff
question , the labor question , thu fishery dis
pute mid the Mexican complication fiom a
national point of view , ills remarks on
prohibition may bo read am. )
read again without discovering a
principle or an Idea designated for applica
tion south of latitude 4'5 degress or we t of
the Pescataugna river. Hlainu has promised
to speak ten or a docn times more during
the present campaign. He rarely repeats
himself. Perhaps he may be preserving until
a later date the positive expression of those
broader views on prohibition which every
body is waiting so impatiently to hear. "
The Herald s.i > s : "As the speech was in
tended for tiie nation rather than the state of
Maine , and for future rather than present
ends , the failure of the speaker to deal v\ith
other issues that are likely to bo more lively
mid important than these treated by him will
be gencially remaiked. Its readers will also
baldly fail to notice that yesteiday's effort at
Sobairo Lake is tamer and less clfectlve than
might have been expected from the plumed
knight. "
Tne Tribune sayai "On all topics of the
day Mr. IJIame dpaalts with candor , vigor ,
sound judgment and excellent taste. "
The Times says : ' 'Throughout the long ad
dress , which is a very fair mid n very dull
one , the speaker's mind has plainly been di
rected not so much as to what he should say
us to what he should leave unsild. Uy this
means he has succeeded In disappointing
those , whether friendly or hostile , who ex
pected a brilliant oration , charged with , the
personality of tlio ox-candidate. "
The World bays : "At Sebago Lake yester
day Hlaine delivered bis first speed ) in the
Maine campaign. It mav be said to be , as a
matter of fact , tlmoponing sun of the cam
paign for lbs.s , for nobody doubts that Ulalnc
is in the field astun for n presidentiaj'renau- )
illation. TliDTuost important feattinyoWhe-
speech is tire , effort to slay the progress ojt
the prohibition ratty .in then stated
It Is plain that Jilaiup Is ; apprehensive about
the third partv.in4 lie labors with all the
nriMiment and lo/iCKat his command to prove
that the republican party of Maine is to-day
anil has always I.e-en a consistent friend of
prohibition. Ills tight in Maine is to hold
the prohibition votes in the republi
can ranks this yo.r * , for the Ncal Dow defec
tion promises to reduce tlio republican ma
jority next month , and this , to iilalue , means
a gieat deal just now' . "
Blntno's Second Speech.
XOIITII UEIIWICK , Me. , August 23. Blaine
made his second speech ot the campaign
here to day. He twitted the prohibitionists
ot inconsistency and Ingratitude toward the
rcpuollcan party which had given the state
all the prohibitive legislation it ever
had. The prohlbltibnlsts did not ex
pect to elect anybody of their own party.
They could only dcteat the republicans.
Passing to the fisheries question
Blalue said : "Canada is In n very peculiar
position. She wants to enjoy the pride mid
sentiment of bclonglm : to tlio Itritlsli empire
and to pocket the piollt and advantage of
having nn American market at the .same
time. We don't think that fair. " Blalno
read at length from the late treaty with Can
ada , commenting as he proceeded , and show
ing bv Its terms that the United States were
placed at great disadvantage.
Train Wreckers Foiled.
CHICAOO , August 25. The Times Joliet
special savs : An excursion train of five
coaches , with three hundred passengers from
Aurora , anivcd to-day over the now load ,
the Joliet , Aurora , & Northern. The rail
road men report ties and logs found
on the track In three dif-
erent places within a mile. They
were discovered In time to prevent vviccks.
Tills was the lirst train over this road , nnd
the officials think the. obstructions were
placed by some 6no whoso property was con
demned or purchased at a low nrlce bv the
AIntal .Midnight AccMent
Coi.UMiius , O , , August 25. Meagre Intel
ligence has been received of a collision be
tween the Dee Linp passenger train and n
Pan Handle freight which was standing on
the track at Mllfoid Centre. Three poopla
are know u to bo killed and soveial .severely
wounded. The accident occuricd about
Ohio Oota There Just the Same.
CHKVENNE , Wyai August 25. [ Special
Telegram to the HEEJI A. Frelck & lirother ,
Sanuusky , Ohio , awarded the contract for
the erection of the new capltol building of
to-nlyhtot $132uou.
Rev. Beectier 111.
LONDOK , August $ i Hev. Henry Ward
Needier Is ill , lie has cancelled a lecture
engagement at Now Hrlghton for next Fri
day , and has gone to the Hydropathic. Instu-
tutu nt Mottat , Dumfrlcshlru , Scotland.
Fatal Jtailroad Wreck.
ASHEVII.LE , K , C. , August 25. The con
struction train on the Asurllle & Spartan-
burg was wrecked to-day. The overseer ami
four convicts were killed and seven convicts
bevciely wounded ,
Drowned in tlio Ulvcr.
A roan's clothas was found on the brink
of the river near the waterworks reser
voir yesterday afternoon , and as no own
er could bo seen in the vicinity nnd no ouo
called for the clothes the natural suppo
sition is that some bather met his death
by drowning , No reports have ofliciully
indicated any clue to thu victim's uamc.
PTinv rnt i < nnpf
Prince Alexander to Ret'irn to His Scat on
the Bulgarian Throne.
liontlic Dethronement wni
The Prince's Manly Ucfnsnl to
Slen Atullcntion Papers Trio
General Sltiintlon.
On Ills Way Monte.
LONDON , Auettsl 25. [ JSew Yoik Herald
Cable-Special to the But : . ) fho boU In
formation ninlil tin1 eonllictinc Bulgarian tel
egrams leads me to s\y that Prlncu Alexan
der , Ignorant of the counter revolution , has
started for his home In D.unistadt. but will
doubtless get Information of it and ictnrn to
Sofia. The revolution has ludicrously col-
Inpsed. The pilnccvvas piessed bj fourteen
disaffected ofllccM to sign an abdication and
was pioml ed that If he signed It he would
be allowed to leave the country unmolested.
Neither that nor the threats which followed
could Induce the hero of Gtivnlt/a to put his
name to tlie abdication. Tlio prince nevei
hesitated one moment , but daring his ag-
eressois to do their vvoist , cist fiom him
the document that was to have secured his
fieedom. He wastaken to liehova , where a
small yacht was In waiting. Tills eraft was
manned by n cievv not exclusively
composed of Bulgarians. There
seems to be some doubt
as to the nationality of the yacht , but the
riverside population declare it sped along
with greater rapidity than any Danube
steamer. A detachment of Bulgarian troops
with fixed bajoticts was soon on board.
When the jacht passed Kustchak , Silcs-
tria deputations had alieady arrived there
from the KaravelolT government to hall the
vessel and to receive the pilnco when ho
should land. No notice was taken of the
signal they made.
LONDON , August 25. The government has
received a number of important dispatches
from the cast , and Salisbury has been re
quested by telegraph to return to London
SOKIA , August 25. The piovlslonal gov
ernment created by the revolutionists has
been overthrown. Clement , Gioucff , and
Xaukoffc , three of its members , weic arrested
and thrown into prison , and tnoold members
reinstated. The deception practiced upon
them by the circulation ot n report that
Alexander \oliuitarlly addicting has ex
asperated the troops and civilians alike , and
the revulsion ot populai feeling In favor ot
the deposed iiiler is as general as it is In
tense. A deputation started out to find the
mince and nssitie him of the lojaltv ot the
Bulgarian people and armv nnd endeavor to
pursuadelum to return to Bucharest.
The commander of the yacht on whicli it Is
stated Prluco Alexander is kept piisouer tel
egraphed fiom Konl , in Bessaiauia , to Soha ,
asking tor Instruction ? . He received orders
to convey the prince back to Solia. Dis
patches from Widdin state the couuter-ievo-
lution to have been successful.
ST. PniKiisiiiutJ , August 23. Botli the
Novostia and Viedomoski newspapcis agree
ttmt tlio state of anarchy existing In Bulgaria
'hM rendered Uussian Intervention more nec
essary in order to prevent its spread to the
Balkan peninsula. Viedomoski says : "We
do not * advocate the occupation of Bulcaiia
bv Russia. That is not worth the flesh blood-
sfied it would entail. "
It is announced that Alexander arrived at
Itenl vesterday , that ho proceeded to Anstiia
by way of Yolotshisk , and that he was in
nowise a prisoner.
Tuition's POSITION.
CoNSTANTiNoi'i.i : , August 25. All com
munication between Turkey and Bulgaria
has been stopped. The porte , it is presumed ,
will take no action until Instructed by the
powers. Instiiiction , It is thought , will be
received by Saturday next. Five batteries of
artillery nnd squads of cavalry have been or
dered to pioceed from Phillipopolis to Solia.
Diplomats believe tliat Russia will not per
mit ; Alexander to return to Bulgaria , even If
the c6unter-ievolution troops are successful
In Ids favor. Kussia will rather , the diplo
mats argue , insist that tltc Bulgarian assem
bly shall choose a new ruler. Thepoweis
undoubtedly desire to localize the question ,
but the demand upon the c/ar to allow the
return of Alexander might lesiiit In making
the whole matter an Inteinatlonal affair.
iMiorhCT ouu ruiNCi : .
TIKNOVA , August 25. A pioclamatlon has
been Ksucd by Stambulolf and Montkoiofl
declaring in the name ol Alexandei and the
Bulgarian parliament that Stambulolf as
sumes the direction of the provisional gov
ernment at Sofia and proclaims martial law.
He appeals to the Bulcarians to defend the
crown acalnst traitors "seeking to depose
oui heroic nnd beloved prince. "
VIKJ.NA , August 25 , It is reported that the
Kussian minister of vvar and marine has
been summoned to St , Petersburg and the
Black Sea licet has been ordered In readiness
for n cruise. The fall of the rebel cabinet at
Solia has neon confirmed and It is reported
that they have fled to Servla.
Records Smashed All Around.
AVoik oftholrox.
LONDON , Augtiit25. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BIE. : ] Thli has been a
rod letter day for sporting gossip In many
senses , especially in the cycling world. G.
Gatehouse , at the celebrated track of Long
K.iton , ton miles eastot Derby , on a tiicycle
did thu lirst quarter of a mlle In 14 sec , the
half In 1:10 : and the mile in 2-U : 2-5 , thus
beating nil records. P. Furnlval went on a
bicycle to beat the world's records for a mile.
.He did his first quarter In 37 sec , the half In
1:01 : , the tluco quartets in 1:51 : 1-5 ,
and the mile In 2:30 : , thus
beating Hovvell's American record of 2:31. :
nnd breaking all records for the Intermediate
distances , llowells' Injured leg Is not en
tirely well , but ho claims otherwise to bo in
perfect health. Ho had made all auange-
mcnts to sail next Saturday on the Aii/.ona ,
to take part In the Springfield tournament
events , but ho now understand1 } these consist
entirely of handicaps adjusted from his just
stated record , and to this ho oojects. Ptof.
Fred Wood , known in America as the "Lei
cester crack cycler , " expects to sail for New
York to-day on the Germanic. Ho appeared
at Lone Eaton In good form and spirits.
Sidney Leo beat all cycling records for htty
miles on his trjclclo upon the Hertford road ,
covering the whole distance In : i hrs'JJ ' niins
almost seventeen mllesan hour. Fied Archer ,
who has just won the Yorkshire oaks lor the
seventh tluiL\ won to-day thu lions stakes tor
the new Irish viceroy. The jockey Is quoted
as saying ho won by tlio strongest use of
cocicion. The hotting at the start was $100
togu against his hoise , Ilortou. So much
for physical sport.
A few words as to mental play , The in
ternational chess match Iwtwecu Burn , of
Liverpool , and Captain Mackenzie ended In a
draw for the ninth game. Kadi had scored
four games. The captain having to sail for
New York , each plajer diovv his stake. Kos ,
Beach , Kemp. Matlerson , Gaudaur and Bn-
bear improved the fine day with practice on
the Thames for the International sculling
rejjatta , and were watched by thousands of
holiday makers. In all the series of spurts
it was agreed Beach showed the supeilorlty.
The day finished with the loyal torquay re
gatta in a race for first class > achts exceeding
twenty-live tons , The starters Vvcro the Irex ,
the Marjorie and the May , The Irex al
low cd 3:02 : j the May ; 11. The Irex and the
Jlarjorip raced almost toeetlirr for the lull
distance of flftv miles , but tlio Marjorie nl-
tlmntch beat the Irex by S sco , which , to
gether with the time allowance made her
ahead by 4 mln. Tlio May , however , kept
well \\illilu her time In each lotind , nnd won
with 4:01 in hand over the Marjorio.
A cowAimijY nuurn.
A Jersey Cur Crlpploi Ills Own Chil
dren Tor Life.
Krn HANK , N. J. . August 25.
Telegram to the HKI..J Augustus Holmes , n
mart led colored man , lesliling neai Freehold
wns brought In custody ot an olllccr to the
county jail yesterday afternoon fiom New
ark , whither he had eloped with a dn ky
denl on ol KfdBank , ubout a week ago. Be
sides the cliame of dcicttlon prefened b )
the man's wile thn vvouiin tella story of the
man's brutal ferocity towaids his children ,
which ma > consign him to prison for a
period and which ha nilcady come near cost
ing him Ids life by mol > violence. Mis.
Holmes vv hen she confronted hci recent hus
band In court was accompanied by two of
her chlldien aged nine and four jeais ies-
peolively. The formei Is a mute anil advvaif
anil has no reason. The other is n hoiribie
ciipple. Anotuci child with a broken arm
Is being cared for by the physician
for the i > oor. The woman's sworn
storv was that she was man led
to Holmes ten je-u'1 utro , nnd ever slnco "he
ami her children have sullt'ied the most in
human treatment ; that , tidfs t beating her
unntorclfuli > , he at times , utter Irving to kill
her children , thre.iU'nod to take her life.
When the first child was two je. told the
father , in a lit ol rage , - > ei70d it bv the heels
and dashed it headlong to the tloor. She
wanted a doctor , but he threatened to mur
der her If shi called one , MI she tioated the
infant heiselt as best she could. Now , at
nine years ot age , the child is a dwarf and a
boneless imbecile. I'ive jears later tliunn-
natuial tatliei selvod the second child bv tlio
lens , whirled It mound Ids head , and tliievv
it against the wall , breaking one of Its legs
In two places and fearfully Injuring It other
wise. Tills she also endeavored to treat her
self , and the result Is the child is crlpnled for
life. A few weeks ngo Holmes scl/ed the
one-year-old infant from the mother's lap
and dashed It to the lloor , hi caking the llttlo
one's arm. All this Unit ; he has been abusing
and beatlnc the woman In a fiiirhtful man
ner , but she , afraid of her life , has kept her
peace until she found he had deserted her ,
when she told her terrible tale to the authori
ties. Dining the few moments Holmes was
in court thu gicatest excitement prevailed ,
and had It not been for the admonitions of a
number of cool-headed men , n rope and tieo
would have piuted the accused man's career.
Holmes , tor safety , was speedily icmanded
to the strong conhnos of the court house jail ,
to stand trial in October.
The Convention at St. Pnul Urjjcd to
Orgiuilzc for Action.
ST. PAVI. , Minn. . August 25. Over two
hundred delegates were piescut at the open
ing of the sixth session of the Farmeis' con
gress of the United States at the state fair
grounds this moinlng. The meeting was
called to order by the president , Kobert Bev
erly of Yiralnia , Itev. Henry Wallacoof Iowa
otteiniR a ptnver. An address of welcome
was delivered by Governoi Hubbard. who
spoke appiovlngly of farmer's efforts to ob
tain lefiet fiom the unnatural bm-
dens of monopolist exaction and
oppression. Beverly poke brlelly in
icply , and further interchange of
oratorical courtesies were made by B. F.
Clavton. of Iowa , sccretaiy of the congress ,
and others. Jn [ the course ot his annual ad
dress President Bcvorlv , in behalf of the
jfurmcrs , thanked Pjpsi Jen t Cleveland for his
recommendations to congicss to Inouiro
whether legislation' might bo considered In
the interest 01 agriculture. It is tor us to
considerwhethei wo shall continue to de
liver our sutf rage on demand at the ballot for
machine made candidates of any
party , unpledged to the gieat measures
wo deem ' essential to our prosperity
and urogrcss. "Organize ; organi/e , 1 be
seech you , " concluded Colonel Beverly.
"Not to-moriow , but to-day , combine ami
stand together as one man in defense ot
your interests and In bclialt ot thegciicial
welfare. "
Among the committee on resolutions arc :
Illinois ,
Iowa , fc
Tlio Car Drivers' Strike.
NKW YOIIK , August 25. At 0 a. m. n force
of 300 policemen dispersed the men gathered
on the adjacent coiners of the Broadway line
stable.s. u Is thought the company will make
an attempt to run cars to-day.
A rowoccuiicd when tlio first car on the
Forty econd and Broadway line started out ,
but no Injury beyond a snaking up was ex
perienced. Several stones were thiown
against the car and the diiver hooted by the
crowd. The ciovvd was dispersed for the
moment by the police. Further on tlio mob
appeared again and ovei turned a large truck
on the track , which the police lifted
from the track by main force , and lin
ear proceeded amid the jells of the ciovvd. At
tlio junction of Sixth avenue. Broadwaynnd
Thirty-third street , another aault was made
upon the car with hi Icks nnd stones. At this
moment Captain Williams witli a large torce
of policemen clubbed the mob right nnd left ,
nnd drove them into the side streets. They
did not collect again , and the car made the
trip without luither molestation , followed by
otbcrcais. At noon six cars weiu running.
More trouble is feared this attcrnoon.when
n largo u amber of new diivcis aio exacted
tiom Philadelphia.
General Ncwton'a Now Odlco.
WASIIINOTON , August 25. [ Special Tele
gram to the HKB } General Newton , chlct
enclncer of the United States army , passed
through this city last night on his way to
Now York , from Canon Spiings. Va. It Is
rumored hero that this journey Is in ( espouse
to a letter tiom Governor Hill , and that lie Is
to be tendeied Itollln M. Squire's place as
commissioner ot public woiks for New Yoik
NKW Yemit. August 25. Mayor Grace to
day apuolnted General John Newton , L'nlttvl
States nimy , commissioner of public woikb ,
vice Squlio removed.
Famine. In tlio Storm's Track.
YICTOIUA. Tov , , August 25 The eitUens
of this place held n meeting last night nnd
Issued nn address calling upon thoclmritably
Inclined peoploof Ameuca to send assistance
to the Biilferers of the late stoim In this vi
cinity. Tlio address Mates that famine will
follow cfoso upon the storm's track. Contri
butions of clothing and food arc asked tor ,
The addiess IsMcncd by several piomlneiit
citUens. _ _
Crosion Notes.
CRK TON , la. , August 25. [ Special Tele
gram to the BIKJ : A head-end collision of
f i eights occurred near Woodburn jcstcrday
afteinoon. Both englnc-s nnd thirteen cars
vvoredemnrall/ed. Noonoseilously Injured.
Win. Killetor , accused ol lapo of u live-
ycai-old glil , waived examination and was
bound over In GOO bail , He bccuicd the
_ _
Gladstone Takes a Vacation ,
LONDON , August 25. Gladstone started
this morning for Gei many , where ho experts
to spend tluce weeks vacation. Ho was ac
companied by his daughter and Loul Acton.
Mrfc. Gladstone , John Merely , and n number
of pcisonal friends , went to thu tallvvay sta
tion to tee him olT.
Close Call.
WiNDSon , Vt. , August 25. A carrlaco CPFI-
talnlng Senator Kvarta of New Yoik , Charles
C. Perkins of Boston nnd Mlt-s Mnthevvs ,
daughter of Judge Stanley Ma thews of Ohio ,
was overturned this evonlng. and Perkins
was Instantly killed , Senator Kvnita and
Miss Mathews wens bevurcly bruised.
Cnttcrfl Called Out ,
NEW YOIIK , August 25. Cutters In Iho
employ of one of the laigest clothing IIOIIH'.S
woie called out to-day. Then In the omploj
of the other large inuis ate expected .out dui-
lut' the day.
A Boat Constructed Equalling the Ono
Imagined by Jules Vornc.
The Torpedo Hont I'onoo Mnlcrr Hue-
ucsifnUy Te ted In the North
Itlvor Whnt tliogneer
Craft Can Do.
The Nnutllii
Nrw YOIIK. Atunst 'iV peeinl 'IVIc-
pinm totho HmThedtoam | ol Jules Yerno
seems to have bivn i rail/oil In n boat con
structed liy nil American Inventor. The
World this nun ning nlve * the following ac
count of the tnnl of tin * boat : "The subma
rine torpedo Imat ln\enteil by
IA Tuck was ji'stoid.iy tested nnd pi oved a
practical success In tlieprc euco of a larco
liart.of gentlemen lnleu" < led. They went
abn.udthu Monmer Chance Shot at Klghty-
slxth street. North rl\er. The submarine
vessel lay like a ulganlic turtle lashed to the
steamers side. She has been ehiNtcned 1'ho
Peace-Maker. Slu > was constructed at thn
> ard of C. II. Deiaineter it Co. , mid Is tlihty
feet lonci with a bteadth of beam of right
nnd one-half feet and a depth of seven and
one-half fee * . The bow mid stern taper olt
from amidships , nnd the forvvaid end of the
vessel Is surmounted by a dona1 t\\cl\e Indies
high , which is set with glass nnd jiu-t
large enough for n pilot to eel Ills
head Into. Admission to the la throi gh
a scuttle abaft of the dome. At the
stem theio Is a piopeller and rudder ot the
ordinary fashion , mid two hoilznntal ruddcis
with which the boat ma > be dellected up nr
down. The Intel lor is half filled uith ma
chinery and mechanical device ? , Includ
ing u powerful little Wesllnghou o engine.
Compressed air is stored In six-Inch pipes1
running around the Intciior , and theariange-
niciits arc made by which a r may bo sun-
plied by chemicals. A gauge registers the
depth of the \CSM-I benc.ith the surfac ? .
Light Is furnished b } incandescent clectrlo
At yesterday's experiment Caj'taln John
G. llollnud and Ktisilneer John II , Kllnn
slipped down into the Iron hull and fastened
the air Unlit scuttle. Then the captain's head
appeared In the Lookout dome and the Iron
liih started up the. ri\er. She had not gone
one hundred fei't before she dipped her nose
into the water aim gradually .slid out of sight
beneath the milled The spectators
anxiousl > watched the spot wheie she dlsap-
peaied for three minutes when she reappear
ed about a quarter ot a mile to leeward and
hcadul toward them. The Silvan Glen was
coming down the liver only n few hundred
feet above , ami her captain was much sur
prised at the sudden appearance of the Iron
monster. Me tooted his whistle vigorously
and put his wheel a | ort , wlieieat the torpedo
boat Kicked up its heels and again disap
The Peace Maker reached a depth yester
day ot loityleet and attained a fair rate of
speed. The torpedo million of the experi
ment was not tried. It Is designed to use tor
pedoes attached toscthrr by a chain ana fas
tened to corked magnets , which will attach
themselves to the lion or steel sheathing of
tlio vessel to be destroyed. Theyaie to bo
hrcd b > electricitv after the torpedo boat has
reached asafo distance. 1'rofessorTuck 1 *
working on a device by which ho claims the
occnpants.of the boat will bo enabled to Icavo
Itnt a depth of forty feet nnd return again In
sait'ty. _ - _ _ _ ! _ !
Secretary 1/-xmnr on nil Interesting
Ijancl Contest Case.
WASHINGTON. August 25. [ Special Tele
gram to the BRI : . ] Secretary Lamar to-day
decided a land contest which lias an import
ant bearing on the northwestern entries
generally. It was the timber cultm e claim of
Patrick Byrne against William W. Derwood ,
taken on an appeal from the commissioner of
the general land oflico. Byino contested
Derwood's claim to the northwest quarter of
section 0. township 188 , raiv-'c ' 9. Bismarck
land district , on the ground that the con-
testee had not planted tree .seeds , nor bioucn
the live acres , although he had had possession
of the land since May , IS"1 * . Der-
wood claimed tha tf the was not
compcllc d to make any inipioveinents on his
land so long as Ins title was contested , aiid
cites the. fact that In case ot the reserve
against the coutestee the land had been de
cided January : , 1S > S3. to be his In the face
of the admission bv him that ho had made
no impiovemcnts on ttie land slnco May 1 ,
IbtsO. The regNtoi and leeeivcr would not
accept this precedent , and recommended the
cancellation of Detwood's entry. ComnilH-
slon Sparks held the entry tor cancellation
and lei wood appealed to the secretary. In
sustalnlm ; thu decision to-daj the secretary
hays : "i'heie Is no doubt
of the correctness of the position
that pending dual decision In a contest , on
whatever giound or charge , the cnhy man
whoso claim Is attacked should continue to
comph with the law , and that if ho lulls ho
lays himself liable to attack in a subsequent
contest , should lie be successfully dofendcd
In the one pending , to hold dllfeiently would
bo to condone laches and to open thqdoor tea
a praetlcn which would enable parties under
the cnlse of n contest to hold lands Indclln-
Itcly without complying with tills icqulro-
mcntof the law under which tncse entiles
were made. "
Jfcnry AViird'n Hrothor IJndti Ilia Ilfo
With n nnllet.
P.i.MJitA , N. Y. , August 25. Itov. James
C. Ueecher , of Cos Cob , Conn. , brother of
Henry Wai d Beecher and Nov. Thomas 1C.
Beecher , of this city , committed suicide nt
the water cure hero tills evening by shooting
himself through the head with a illlc.
Ho had been suffering under severe
mental troubles lor a mimlxnof jears , and
foi a tlmo was under treatment at the Mld-
dletown asylum , Beechci was about fifty-
nlno years old and the younijest son of Dr.
Lviiian Hocchcr. lie was graduated fiom
Daitmouth college and Andover theological
semlnaiy. Ho was chaplain ot the Seaman's
Uetht'l In China : chaplain of the Brooklyn
legimcnt duriinr Urn lehclllon ; became a
colonel and was mustcicd out a brevet briga
dier general.
A Treasury Olliclul
WASHINGTON , August 25. Benjamin r.
Davis , deputy louith auditor ot the licasiiry.
tendered his icsignaton to the piisldeut to
take ellect October 1 , It K understood tint *
he was rciincsted to icMgii , and his siiccector
lias ahead ) been selected ,
One Goronimo Oornerod.
WASHINGTON All list [ 'in. Adjutant ( it'll *
eral Umm iccelu'd a duip.ttch tiom Cencral
Miles , at Foil Hu'clnmh , sijlir- that Captain
Lawton had Geionlmo and his Indian *
where ho bulleves ho can kill , captuio or
foico them to surrender. The deipatch la
uatcd August 21.
Tlio loxva I/uinlicr I'nol ,
CiurAfio , August 2 * > . At n meeting of the
Central Iowa Traffic association , the com.
inlssloner was inMiiictcd toplactt the ! )
Moines lumber mol In sliapo for pi'nuanei.t
business , the Wabash having agicul toabldo
bf arbitration.
Mr. VIliiH' Snh.
WASIIINC.ION , Aiuust2 < . First Assistant
Postmaster ( iencial Stevenson ictuincd to
the city this momlng and dm Ing the UUMMICO
of Mi. Vll.w will bu acting po < tma.slur
genctal. _ _
Mr. Niulio'i | Hiiiinee.
AuiAN\ , August ii'j. ( iuu'inoi illll ha
apiioved tlio removal of Conunlsi-ioiici ol
Public \Voikshijuhu \