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THE OMAHA DAILY EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORNING , SEPTEMBER 12 , 1888. NUMBER 00 Buch la Qonornl Harrison's Letter of Acceptance. HIS TREATMENT OF THE TARIFF. Tlic American WorklnKincn Wnrnctl AgnlitNt the Deceptive Promises mid KnrrciiRtfi wl' Throrlz- liiK HeTormnrs. Harrison's hotter of Acceptance. lNiiiA.v\i'OLis , Sept. 11. The following is General Harrison's ' letter accepting tlio re publican presidential nomination : Ixni.iNU'OMg , Ind. , Sept. 11. To the Han. M. M. Estoo mid others , committee Gentle men : When your committees visited mo on the 4th of July lust , and presented thooflicial minouncomcnt of my nomination for the presidency of the United States by the re publican national convention , I promised as soon as practicable to communicate to you a more formal acceptance of thu nomination. Since Unit time the wotlc of receiving and addressing , almost dally , largo delegations of my follow citi/ens lias fully occu pied all of my time , but lias in Boino measure rendered it unnec essary to UHO tills letter as a medium of communicating to the public my views upon the questions involved in the campaign. I appreciate very highly the confidence and respect manifested by the convention , and accept the nomination with n feeling of gratitude and u full sense of the responsibilities which accompany it. It is a matter of congratulation that the declarations of the Chicago convention upon the questions that now attract the interest of our people iiro so clear and emphatic. There IB a further cause of congratulation in the fact that the convention utterances of the democratic paity , if In any degree uncertain or contradictory , can now bo Judged and in terpreted by executive acts and messages , and by dcllnito propositions in legislation. This la especially true of what is popularly known as the tariff question. The issue can not now bo obscured. it is not n contest between schedules , but between wlrio apart principles. The foreign competi tors of our market have , with quick instinct , Been how ono Issue of this contest may bring them advantage , and our own people are not BO dull as to miss or neglect the grave inter ests that are Involved for thorn. The assault upon our protective system is open and do- Jlant. Protection IB assailed as unconstitu tional in the law or as vicious in principle , ami those who hold such views sincerely , cannot stop short of an absolute elimination from our tariff laws of the principle of protection. The Mills bill is only a step , but is toward an object that the leaders of demo cratic thought and legislation have clearly in mind. The important question is not so much the length of thu step as the direction of it. Judged by the executive mcssago of December last , by the Mills billby the debates m congress and by the St. Louis platform , the democratic imrty will , if supported by the country , place the tariff laws upon a purely revenue basis. Is this practical free trade1 , Ireo trade in the English sensol The legend upon the banner may not bo "free trade. " It may bo the more obscure motto , "Tariff reform , " but neither the banner nor the inscription is conclusive , or , indeed , very Important. Those who teacli that the im port duty on foreign goods sold in our mar ket is paid by the consumer , and that the price of the domestic competing article is enhanced to the amount of the duty on im ported articles ; tltut every million of dollais collected for custom duties represents many millions more which do not reach the treas ury , but nro paid by our citi/ens as the in creased cost of domestic productions resulting from the tariff laws , may not intend to discredit In the minds of others our system of levying duties on competing foreign pro ducts ; but it is clearly already discredited in their own. Wo cannot doubt , without im pugning their integrity , that if free to act upon their convictions they would so rovlso our laws as to lay the burdens of thocustoms revenue.'upon articles that are not produced In this country , and to place upon the free list all competing foreign products. I do not stop to refute this theory as to the effect of our tariff duties. Those who advance it are ( students of innxlms and not of the markets. They may bo safely allowed to call their pro ject "tariff reform" If the people understand that. In the end the argument compels free trade in all competing products. Tills end may not be readied abruptly , and its approach preach may bo accompanied with some ex pressions of sympathy for our protected in dustries and our working people , but it will certainly como if these early steps do not nrouso the people to effective resistance. The rcpudlicim party holds that a pro tective tariff is constitutional , wholesome nnd necessary. Wo do not offer a fixed schedule but a principle. Wo will revise the schedule , modify rates , but always with an intelligent provision as to the effect upou domestic production and the wages of our working people. Wo believe it to bo ono of the worthy objects of tariff legislation to preserve the American markets for Amer ican producers , and to maintain adequate discriminating duties upon foreign compet ing pi oducts. The effect of lower rates and larger importations upon the public revenue is contingent nnd doubtful , but not so the effect upon American production and Amer ican wngcs. Less work and lower wages must bo accepted as the inevitable ro- Biilt of the increased offering of for eign goods in our market , lly way of recompense for this reduction in his wages , and the loss of the American market , it is suggested that the diminished wages of the workingiuan will have an undiniinishcd pur chasing power , and that ho will bo able to make up for the loss of the homo market by an enlarged foreign market. Our worklngmen have the settlement of the question in their own hands. They now obtain higher wages and live more comfort ably than those of any other country. They will make a choice between the substantial advantages they have in hand and the de ceptive promises and forecasts of these theo rizing reformers. They will decide for them selves and for the country whether the pro tective system shall bo continued or de stroyed. , The fact of a treasury surplus , the amount of which is variously stated , has directed public attention to a consideration of the methods by which the national income may best bo icduced to the level of a ui > o nnd necessary expenditure. This condition has been seized upon by these who nro hostile tileto protective custom duties as an ad vantageous base of attack upon our tariff lawn. They have magnified and nursed the surplus which they affect to deprecate , seem ingly for the purpose of exaggerating the evil lu order to reconcile the people to the extreme lemcdy they propose. A proper re duction of the revenue docs not necessitate , nnd shou'd ' not suggest the abandonment or impairment of the urotcctivo system. The methods suggested by our convention will not need to bo exhausted in order to effect the necessary reduction. Wo are not likely to bo called upon , 1 think , to make a present choice between the surrender of our protec tive system and the eniii o repeal of the In terim ! taxes. * Such a contingency , in view of tbo present relation of expenditures to reve nues , is remote. Tlio inspection and regulation of the manu facture anil sale of oleomargarine la Impor tant , and the revenue derived from it is not so great that the repeal of the law need enter into any plan of rovcnuo reduction. The sur plus now in the treasury should be used in tlio purcliaso of bonds. The law authorizes this use of it , and if it is not needed for cur rent or doiiclenry appropriations , the people , and not the banks in which it has been do- iwslted , should hava the advantage of Its use by stopping intarcst upon the public debt , At least these who needlessly hoard It should not bo allowed to use the fear of a monetary stringency , thus produced , to coerce public sentiment upon other questions. Closely connected with the subject of the tariff is th V of the importation of foreign la borera under contracts of service to bo per formed hero. The law now in forc-o prohlb iting such contracts received my oordliil suj > I > ort in the senate , and such amendment ! us may be found necessary effectively to deliver liver our workingmcn and women from this most iucuuitaulo form ot comuoiiUonvil have my sincere advocacy. Legislation pro hibiting the Importation of laborers under contracts to servo hero will , however , afford very inadequate relief to our working peo- Pie if the system of protective duties Is broken down. If the products of American shops must compete In the American market without favoring duties with the products of cheap foreign labor the effect will be differ ent , if at all , onlj In a degree , whether the cheap laborer is across the street or over tlio sea. Such competition will sonn reduce wages hero to the iovel of these abroad , and when that condition Is reached we will not need any laws forbidding the importation of laborers under contract they will have no inducement to come nnd the employer no inducement to send for them. In the earlier years of our history public agencies to promote Immigration were common , The pioneer wanted n neighbor With moro friendly Instincts than the Indian labor was scarce and fully employed , 13ut the day of tlio Immigration burer.u has gone by. While our doors will continue opened to proper immigration , wo do not need to issue special invitations to the inhabitants of other countries to como to our shores or to share our citl/enshlp. Indeed , tbo necessity of some inspection and limitation is obvious. Wo should resolutely refuse to permit foreign governments to send their paupers and crlrn- Jnals to our ports. Wo are also clearly un der a duty to defend our civil position by ex cluding alien races whoso ultimata assimi lation with our 'jeoplo is neither possible nor deblrable. The family has been the nucleus of our best immigration , and the home the most potent assimilating force in our civili- ration. The objections to Chinese immigration are distinctive and conclusive , and are now so generally accepted as such that the question has passed entirely around the stage of ar guments. The laws ielating to this subject would , if I should be charged with their en forcement , bo faithfully executed. Such amendments or further legislation as may bo necessary and proper to prevent evasions of the lav.'s and to stop further Chinese immi gration would also meet my approval. The expression of the convention upon this sub ject Is in entire harmony with my views. Our civil compact is a government by ma jorities , and the law loses Its sanction and the magistrate our respect when this com pact is broken. J'he evil results of election frauds do not expend themselves upon the voters who are robbed of their 'ightful ' influence in public affair ? , ' 'ho Individual , a community , or party , that iractlccs or connives at election fiauds , has uffercd Irreparable injury , and will sooner ir later realbo that to exchange the Ainorl- an system of majority rule for minority lontrol is not only unlawful and nnnatriotic , ml very unsalo for these who promote it. t'ho disfranchispment of n single elector by raud or intimidation is n crime too grave to 0 regarded lightly. The rii'ht of every ualilled elector to cast ono frco ballot and , ave it honestly counted must not be qucs- ioned. Every constitutional power should > o used to make this right secure and punish i-auds upon the ballot. Our colored people lo not ask special legislation in their inter- : st , but only to bo made secure in the com- neil rights of American citizenship. They rill , however , naturally mistrust the sin- : ority of these party leaders who appeal to heir race for support only in these localities I'horo tlio suffrage is frco and election ro- ults doubtful , and compass their disfran- ihisemcnt where their votes would be con- lolllng and tholr choice cannot be coerced. The nation , not less than the states , is do- 'cndont ' for prosperity and security upon the itelligcnco and morality of the people. This common interest very early suggested lational aid in tlio establishment and ondSw- nentof schools and colleges in the now itates. There is , I believe , a present ex- gency that calls for still moro liberal and Jireot appropriations in aid of common school education in the states. The territorial form of government is a omporary expedient , not a permanent civil condition. It is ndoptodjto the exigency that suggested it , but becomes inadequate and oveu oppressive when applied to fixed and populous communities. Several territories are well able to bear the burdens and discharge the duties of frco commonwealths In the American union. To exclude them is to deny the just rights of their people , and may well cxcito their in dignant protest. No question of tlio politi cal preference of the people of a territory should close against them the hospitable door which bus been opened to two-thirds of the existing states , But admission should bo resolutely refused to any territory , a ma jority of whose people cherish institutions that are repugnant to our civilization or nro inconsistent with a republican form of gov ernment. Tlio declaration of the convention against all combinations of capital organized in trusts or otherwise to control arbitrarily the condition of trade among our citizens , " is in harmony with the views entertained and publicly expressed by mo long before the as sembling of the convention. Ordinarily , capital shares the losses of Idleness with labor , but under the operation of the trust in some of its forms the wage worker alone suffers loss , while idle capital receives its dividends from a trust fund. Pro ducers who refuse to Join the combination are destroyed , and competition as an element of prices is eliminated. It cannot bo doubted that the legislative authority should and will find a method of dealing fairly and effect ively with these and other abuses connected with this subject. It can hardly bo necessary for mo to say that I am heartily in sympathy with the declaration of the convention upon the sub ject of pensions to our soldiers mid sailors. What they gave and what they suffered I had some opportunity to observe and , in a small measure , to experience. They gave ungrudgingly ; it was not a trade , but an of fering. The measure was heaped up , running - ning over. What they achieved only n dis tant generation can adequately toll. Without attempting to discuss particular propositions , 1 may add that measures in behalf of the sur viving veterans of the warand of the families of their dead comrades should bo conceived and executed m u spirit of Justice and of the most greatful liberality , and that , in the com petition for civil appointment , honorable military service should have appropriate recognition. DTho law reflating appointments to to the classified civil service received my support in the senate , in the belief that It opened the way to a much needed reform. I still think so , and therefore cordially approve the clear and forcible expression of tlio convention upon this subject. The law should have the aid of a friendly interpretation , and bo faith fully and vigorously enforced. All appoint ments under it should bo absolutely frco from partisan considerations and inlluence. Some extensions of tlio chissitled list are practicable and desirable , and further leg islation extending the reform to other branches ot the service to which it is applicable would receive ray approval. In appointments to every grade and depart ment , fitness , and not party service should bo the essential and discriminating test , and fidelity and efficiency the only sure tenure of olllce. Only the interest of the public service should suggest removals from office. I know the practical difficulties attending the attempt to apply the spirit of the civil scrvico rules to all appointments and removals. It will , however - over , bo my sincere purpose , if elected , to advance the reform. 1 notlco with pleasure that the convention did not omit to express its solicitude for the promotion of virtue and temperance among our people. The republican party has always been friendly to everything that tended to make tlio homo Ufa of our people frco , pure and prosperous , and will in tlio future bo true to its history in this respect. Our relations with foreign powers should bo characterized by friendliness and respect. The right of our people and of our ships to hospitable treatment should bo insisted upon witn dignity and firmness. Our nation is too great , both In material strength nnd in moral power , to indulge in bluster or to bo suspected of timorousnvsS. Vacilla tion and Inconsistency are as incompatible with successful diplomacy as they are with tlio national dignity. Wo should especially cultivate and extend our diplomatic and commercial relations with the Central nnd South American states. Our fisheries should bo fostered and protected. The hardships and risks that are the necessary incidents ol the business should not bo increased by an inhospitable exclusion from the near-lying ports. The resources of a firm , dignified and consistent diplomacy are undoubtedly equal to thu prompt and peaceful solution ol tuc difficulties that now exist. Our neighbors will surely not expnct in our ports a com mercial hospitality they deny to us in theirs. I cannot extend this letter by n special reference to other subjects upon which the convention gave an expression. In respect to them , as well as to these 1 have noticed , I am In entire agreement with the declarations of the convention. The resolu tions relating to the coinage , to tlio rebuild ing of the navy , to coast defenses nnd to public lands , express conclusions to all of which I gave my support in the senate. Inviting a calm nnd thoughtful considera tion of these public : questions , wo submit them to the people. Their intelligent pa triotism and the good providence that made and has kept us n nation will lead them to wlso and safe conclusions. Very respect fully , your obedient servant , HUNIAMIX. A KEPUlUjIOAM ViCTOHV. Hctiirns From tbc Election In the I'Jne Tree State. u , Mo. , Sept. 11. Ueturns from yesterday's election show that the republl\ cans have gained ono senator in Knox county and have certainly gained ono in Waldo county and two in York county. This makes the senate unanimous , unless pos" slbly ono or both of the democratic nominees in Knox may have escaped a general slaughter. These two nominees were Stephen J. Gusheo of Applcton , mem ber of the present senate , and Kandall J. Condon , of Friendship. In the house the democrats gain ono seat in Cumberland and another in Lincoln so far , and loose tw. I * York county. If the gains and losses con tinue to offset in this manner the house will divide us now , 133 republicans and " 7 demo rats. The fourteen towns in Knox county give 91 republican plurality. The same towns in SsG gave M3 democratic plurality. Tlio ro- mblieans elect senators , representatives nnd . -ounty officers except sheriff and register of irobato. LmMDTojf , Me. , Sopt. 11. The Lewiston veiling Journal has returns from three hun- Irod towns which give a republican plurality f 17,000. Tlio same towns last year gave u epubllcan plurality of 18,000. If the remain- ng towns show the same rates of gain , the republican plurality will bo 20,01)0. ) Auausrv , Sept. 11. Twenty-five towns in : Ccnnobro county give Burleigh a probable plurality of 2,000 , and his majority in the state will probably bo 20,000. CALAIS , Sept. 11. Thirty-six towns in iVashington county RIVO llurlelgh 4,345 , Pitman : ) ,043. Tlio entire county will give nearly thirteen hundred majority , against JS9 two j cars ago. Republican Prospects on tlio Coast. CIIKMOO , Sept 11. fSpecial Telegram to Tin : HKK. ] State Senator M. D. Foley , of Nevada , is in the city on his way to Wash- ngton. Mr. Foley is a banker and n repub lean loader in his state , having served for years in the senate and also as a member of ho national committee. Ho is fresh fron San Francisco , and ho spoke cheerfully of republican prospects on the coast. ' Tlio Chinese question will cut no sort of llguro on the Pacitlu slope , " ho remarked in the course of a pleasant conversation. "Tho issue is clearly and squarely drawn on tlio tariff question , which will certainly be de cided in favor of protection , the wool and fruit industries of the coast not yet being prepared to risk free trade. I do not think that Mr. Cleveland purposes free trade now , it is true , but should ho bo elected I should expect to SPO the protective tariff wiped out entirely by the end of his second term. Frco trade is what the demo crats want in the end nnd that is what they are striving to get by the insidious attacks on tlio outposts o' the protective system. I am entirely confident that Mr. Harrison will carry all the Pacific states , particularly in view of the exclusion bill Just adopted by the senate by a practically unanimous vote. That bill , and tlio vote upon it , settles the Chinese question and removes it from the vnlo of current politics. "In regard to our state , I can say that Nevada has no very kindly feeling toward Mr. Cleveland. His persistent hostility to silver has checked the mining industry in the state , many mines having boon shut down entirely as the rosultof his policy , which lias reduced silver from 111) ) to 00. At the latter figure silver can not bo mined at a profit , and many camps have been abandoned and labor has been thrown out of employment throughout the state. This has resulted in depopulation , except In the western valleys , where there are line agricultural lands , the finest in the world. There the population IB growing , and it would grow moro wore the government to do its duty and establish a system of irrigation. " Colorado Democrats. DRXVEU , Sept. 11. The democratic state convention was called to order at 10:30 : this morning. Martin Morris was chosen tempo rary chairman. Committees on credentials , permanent organization and resolutions were appointed , after which a recess was taken until 2 o'clock. On ro-assombl ing the reports of the com mittees on credentials and permanent organ ization were submitted. The latter recom mended Dexter T. Sapp for permanent chairman. Both reports were adopted. The remainder of the day was taken up with speeches by Governor Adams , Hov. Myron W. Hood , lion. Charles Thomas and others. Adjourned to 10 o'clocic to-morrow. Dryce Going to Chicago. CHICAGO , Sept. 11. Chairman Calvin S. Brycc , of the democratic notional committee , will bo in Chicago this week to confer with party leaders concerning the plan of cam paign in the northwest. GOT TUB DUO P. Dakota Ml item Qnarrol and Ono Shoots the Other Iind. IUrii > CmNob. . , Sept. U. [ Special Tel egram to Tin : BUG. ] This morning at Look' out Mine , Edward P. Purcell shot and killed a man named Lane. Both are minors. Last night they quarrelled in a saloon at the camp and this morning Lane entered a boarding house and assaulted Purcell with n Winches ter rillo. The latter drew his six-shooter and killed Ills man. M. P. Day , the owner of the mine , who was there , at once started for Kapid City with Purcell , turning him over to Sheriff Boyd this morning. Purcell is in Jail here and will have a preliminary hearing to morrow. Both are now men hro. the killer hailing from Now Mexico. The impression is that the shooting was Justifiable. Suicided In n Fit of Passion. PitovniRNCK , II. I. , Sept. 11. Minnie Brown , fourteen years old , committed sulcldo b yshooting in her brother's room iu their cottage. The only cause that can bo as signed for the net was chafing over the re straint imposed by her mother , who had for bidden a desired visit to another town , as her daughter's services were required at homo. President ml Appointment * ! . W\smvGTOx , Sept. 11. The president has appointed Lambert Tree of Illinois , now minister to Belgium , envoy extraordinary to St. Petersburg , vlco Lathrop , resigned. Prof. George Davlson of California has boon appointed a member of the Mississippi river commission. The Yellow Fcvrr. JACKSONVILLE , Fla , Sopt. 11. The king of fevers had a royal feast to-day. It has besn a dUmal time for Jacksonville , dark , rainy | and depressing. The official bulletin of Dr. Ni'ul Mitchell , president of the board of health , for the twenty-four hours ended at 0 p. m , , reportsi Now cases , 43 ; deaths , 11. Abandoned the Dark Secret. NEW VOIIK , Sept , U. The dory , Dark Secret - cret , which started on its voyage from Bos ton to Queenstown , some weeks ago , was abandoned at sea by Captain Anderson , w'ho arrived hero this morning oa the Norwcgiali bark Nora. . THE LOCATION OF THE FORT , A LarRo Number of Bids For the Slto Submitted. SENATOR BECK SERIOUSLY ILL. The Committee on Finance Una Ac cordingly Postponed Action Slmm Civil Service Ilcform A Queer Pension Ilcnort. Receiving llld j. WASHIXOTOX Huiiniu TUB OMAUA BUG , 1 01U FOUKTEKSTII STUF.KT , WASHINGTON1 , D. C. , Sgpt . , 11.j The war department expects by to-morrow to have a largo number of bids offering land near Omaha for the purpose of establishing a gairison there for ten companies of regular soldiers under the law calling for proposals , which invites land holders within ten miles of the city to offer their land to the govern ment for purchase. The provisions of tlio law do not authorize the secretary of war to accept tlio lowest bidder. This fact was made known by an official who Incidentally remarked that the site to be selected might bo referred to a board of army officers to re port on. The appropriation of $ .100,000 for the now barracks , ono third of which Is for ii site , will not bo sufficient to put the pro posed garrison in working order and , i is thought , ? .J03,000 will be really ceiled before the work is completed. \s yet no plans have been drawn and none , vill bo thought of until the site is selected ind the transfer of the land is made good to ho government. The proposals call for 320 icrcs and not more than 040 acres. The ifficei-3 at the war department are much in- .crested in the matter and as the policy is now to build fine quarters for the troops in r near cities it Is proposed to have the best 'or the soldiers who will bo stationed at Omaha. SEHIOrs ILLNKSS OF SEJUTOll nECK. The condition of Senator Beck , of Ken tucky , who has left the senate until it con venes in December next and gene to Fortress Monroe , is stated by his most intimate friends to bo considerably moro serious than rcpoi ted. Senator Beck is a very large , rug ged looking and hearty man , but is sixty-six years old. Ho m a native Scotchman , is very active and has lived an extremely busy life. Ho is by far the strongest man on the demo cratic side on all questions of tariff , finance and tlio Judiciary. Ho has had entire charge of the tariff for the democratic side of tho&cnutonnd has been an extremely hard worker during the last three or four months. It is stated that ho 1ms nn affection of the heart which is pronounced very serious and his friends believe that his lifo is in clangor. The committee on finance has deferred for at least ten days or two weeks action upon tno tariff bill , anJ predictions are made tunt , owing to the absence of Senator Beck , the endorsement of the position of the republi cans on the tariff by the Malno election and and the fact that nothing can bo done in the way of passing a bill before November , the measure may not receive moro than a report from the committee before congress con venes in December next. vvnnot'K OK TUG MAINE EI.F.CTIOV. Of the result of the eleciicm in Maine Sen ator Paddock said tins "nftaruoon : "It is wonderful. I had not .oi'ioctod any such overwhelming majority. ' said yesterday that , everything considered , wo ought to bo satisfied with 10OJO majority. The Maine election , considered with those in Oregon , lihodo Island and Vermont , shows conclu sively that the trend of public opinions Is in our favor. It is decisively significant of re publican success in November. " llOflUS CIVIL SEKVICI ! IIEFOIIM. These who have followeu President Cleve land's alleged civilsorvicoioformpolicymust bo very much disgusted with the whole busi ness by this time. It will bo remembered that early in the administration ho caused the precipitate removal of the United States district attorney for tlio western district of Pennsylvania , because that'gentleman made a speech In which ho veryiillldly talked pol itics. The president thought federal officials had no right to enter into partisan action , and that they should bo free from all politi cal connections. It will be remembered how an interview was given out at the white house upon tlio removal of that officer , and various interviews were hold by newspaper correspondents with the officers at the de partment of Justice , nnd the falsetto voice of the mugwump was shrilly sentthroughouttho country , and how George William Curtis and other'hybrid politicians praised the president for standing lirmly to civil service reform. There wore great pretenses made in every direction during the first year of this admin istration in the matter of civil service re form. I recollect that within six months after Mr. Cleveland was inaugurated quite a number of instances where men who were connected with newspapers were either re fused appointments because they were en gaged in pa i tisan work , or they were com pelled to sever their relations with the press before they were given positions under the federal government. I remember distinctly a gentleman who is at present , and whoywns prior to that time for several years interested in a democratio daily newspaper in north western Indiana , woo applied for the post- mastership in his city. The president and Postmaster General Vilas said they would like to make the appointment , but that the editor would have to sell out his busines nnd get himself clear beyond the pale of collection with a partisan news paper. Tlio editor made a pretended trans fer of his newspaper property , and ho was appointed postmaster. When ho inquired of tlio administration it ho could secretly write editorials forhls nowspanor.lio was informed that ho could not ; tint if it was discovered that ho was writing for n partisan newspaper it would ruin the civil seryico rnform reputa tion of the administration. Within eight miles of the same city another editor sought an appointment to a special agency in the postoffico department. Ho was first told that ho would have to sell his newspaper ; that no ono connected with the administra tion was permitted to run n newspaper , or to write for it. or make political speeches. The editor sold his office , or rather transfer red it to n friend , Then ho was compelled to pass an examination a pretended examination and was ap pointed through the civil commission. Then no applied to the postmaster general to know if ho could , on ' the quiet , write for his nows- paixsr , and was'told that ho could not. These men and Incidents I am personally acquainted with. It will bo remembered by nil readers of current news that a number of federal of ficers during the llrsb twelve or fifteen months of this administration were severely chastised by the administration for uttering by tongue or pen political sentiment , and that there were several removals of demo cratic officeholders , on the ground of "offen sive partisanship. " Hundreds of Invitations extended to federal officeholders to deliver political speeches In the campaign of l&SO wereicfuscd on the ground that it was in direct opposition of the administration to permit any ono connected with it to partici pate in politics. A largo numborof tlio clerks in the departments hero were frightened with the pretended civil service reform policyof tno administration that they did not dare go homo in 1SSO to vote. It will bo ro- mombercd how the president distinctly told Land Commissioner Stockslagor that ho would not bo permitted to retain his office and bo a candidate for congress In Indiana , and how that official refused the nomination , though ho wanted to make the race very much , on the ground that "federal officials are not permitted to take active part in poli tics. " So much for civil service pretentious. There are on the pay roll of thn depart ments In Washington to-day not less than 1UO names of men who are writing the most bitterly partisan letters and editorials for that could possibly bo pcuued. . I recall the chief of n division In the pension office who writes every week to nn Indiana newspaper n letter , over his own full correct name , which cov ers almost the entire front pace of that newspaper , and the letters are leaded nnd given great sensational headlines. Tlio subjects this official writes upon nro of the most extreme partisan character. Ho denounces - nouncos republicans and the action of re publicans in congress , and praises the presi dent and the ndmlhistratlon. Ho compares the work of tlio present administration with that of President Arthur , Garlleld , Hayes , and other republicans. Four or live partisan newspaper correspondents have been taken out of the press galleries in congress and placed in positions in the departments , nnd they continue to do their newspaper work and draw salaries from Uncle Sam. They never mlsa an opportunity , however , to praise the administration. This is beyond any question of doubt the secret of their in fluence in securing positions nnd retaining them. There is no doubt , whatever , about their appointments being made on account of their ability to bolster up the administration before the country. Secretary Vilas opened the campaign in Wisconsin at Milwaukee the other day with a long partisan speech. Postmastcr-tjcneral Dickinson Intends going into Michigan to de liver the . during key-note. Secretary Whitney , ing the last year , has paid almost weekly visits to Now York , and ho remained in that state nearly six weeks miring the campaign last fall , giving it his personal direction , con tributing Ills money by ten and twenty thous and dollars at a time , Including tlio checks of the president and members of the cabinet , and ho is at present devoting ncaily all of his time to the Now York campaign. Secretary of War Edincott has spent nearly all of his time for six weeks campaigning , nnd it is stated at tlio department that he will bo away almost continnally until after the No vember elections. Ho is looking after the campaign in Now England. It is no secret in Washington that Attorney-General Gar land has charge of the southern wing of the administration campaign. There nro in Washington republican nnd democratio clubs which are organized by members of the two parties from various states. These have weekly meetings at this stage of the national campaign. Seldom a night passes now but that ono or moro of these clubs are addressed by a number of men connected with the departments. They deliver the most bitter political harangues. They are as intensely partisan and as "of fensively partisan , " as men .could bo. I could write the names of dozens of men who lold tlio positions of chiefs and heads of bureaus who have accepted invitations to go into close states next month and deliver par tisan speeches. So much of the administration that does not pretend to bo in favor of civil service re form. Just how mugwumps , or that class of neu tral or independent or business eiti ons , who do not care especially for national politics , or who claim not to c-aro much , but who want a president for the good of the country , and who left the republican party or left the P'irty of independence In 1HS4 to support Mr. Cleveland , support Cleveland in IS'iS is in deed a mystery. Thorp is not now the slightest pictenso of civil service reform by Mr. Cleveland or any of his inferior officers. If there Is it is base hypocrisy , and it should disgust every intelligent voter in the coun try. Tlieronevcr wasgreatornctlvitj under Pi cstdent Jackson or any other man who as pired to run politics with a high hand and with tlio bit in its moutU than at present. There is Just ono object in view hero now , and that is to re-elect President Cleveland. The whole machinery of the government is turned in that direction. The contribution of 510,000 by President Cleveland and the contributions of equal sums by certain mem bers of the cabinet , with the exception of Secretary Whitney , whoso friends boast that ho gave 8100,000 , is only a straw in the direction of the anxiety of the aslmraistra- tion to succeed itself , MUST H WB HVD A "PULL. " . There is a peculiar feature about the con tract , for the Brooklyn federal building which has Just beeh awarded , which , under any other administration than the present , would probably cause a congressional inves tigation and , perhaps , some scandal. Some two montns ago bids were opened for supply ing the labor and material necessary to-con- struct the the public building in Brooklyn. Among tlio bidders wore E. F. Gobol , of. Chicago , and Bernard GalliRhcr. Gobel's bid was the lowest and Gallighcr was the third. Gobel offered to do the work for about $050,000 , while Mr. Galllghor asked &WO,000 moro than the sum asked by tlio Chicago man. The contract , after the ex piration of the usuhl time , was awarded to Mr. Gobcl , and he was given n certain num ber of days ia which to file his bond , The time expiroiUJast week and Mr. . Gobel falicd to put in an nppcaranco. When ho filed his bill he deposited with the treas ury department a certified check forll'OJ ' to insure the fulfillment of the contract. Un der the terms of the letting this check was to bo forfeited if , in the event of securing the contract , ho should fail to comply with the requirements of the department. Gallighcr is a well-known democratic poli tician in the city of Brooklyn , and part owner in ono of the democratic organs there , and a man who has a "pull. " From the day that the bids were opened until the contract was finally awarded to him last Monday , Ijg anu his friends made a vigorous kick against the award to Gobel. All sorts of charged airainst the supervising architect and other officials of the treasury were concocted and published , and it Is doubtful if there was ever a moro strenuous effort made on the part of a con tractor to defeat an opponent for the award of a contract. This kick seems to have been effective , for in spite of the fact that Galligher's bid was 81) ) per cent higher than that of Gobol's , ho gets the work. Under ordinary circumstances and in pri- vuto business the course would have been to have readvertlsed and to have invited propo sals once moro from these who cared to compete for the work. Inasmuch as it Is claimed by Galligher nnd his friends that they labored under a misapprehension , and that Ciobol had knowledge not possessed by any of the others , namely , that the granite to bo cut was to bo supplied to the con tractor dressed down to within ono inch of the requirements for the building , it would Bccm that there is more reason than over that now advertisements should have been placed , and that the contract should not have been awarded without giv ing other Didders a chanco. This is particularly manifest when It is un derstood that Galllghcr's friends wore posi tive that if ho had known what character of stone was to bo furnished by the granite contractors ho could have cut his bid down materially. As it is , n Brooklyn concern with a big "pull" has a fat contract in which it would seem there is nearly a quarter of a million dollars prolit , Just before n presiden tial election. Perhaps the affair can bo sat isfactorily explained ; but at present it looks black , to say the least. QUiill : : J'KNMON HCIOIIT. There have been some "queer" transac tions in connection with the compilation of the annual report of the commissioner of pensions which was issued last week. As stated in these dispatches , for two or three weeks before the report of the commissioner ot pensions appeared about n half dozen of the most expert clerks in the bureau wore engaged In compiling a defense of President Cleveland's pension vetoes. They selected from among the largo number a few of these upon which a defense of the whole course of the president In vetoing pensions could bo based. They wrote up the cases in detail and in a form something like the regu lar brief a lawyer issues hi a law case. When it was published that this work was being done with n view to putting it lute a campaign document to bo issued by the national aermcrntlo committee and that , of course , the whole expense eatno out of the general fund created by congress to pay for the issuance of pensions , it was stated nt the pension bureau that the work was a part of the annual report of the commis sioner. When General Black made un his synopsis of the refort for ho regular press associa tions It contained elaborate reference to the president's veto of pensions. The press was thus thrown off the track. It appeared , sure enouch , that all of this work on the defense of the president's pension vetoes was really a part of tbo annual report of tbo commis sioner. Muoh to the astonishment of everybody in Washington .who paid And attention to this , matter , the annual report ol Commissioner Hlack docs not contain this matter. A care ful reading of the report , which contains 125 largo pages of solid minion nnd nonpareil , does not disclose a single effort to defend the president in his pension vetoes , or to make nn exhibition of the veto work of the president. Just where this matter , which was surely prepared by the exports In the bureau , has gene nobody appears to know. There is no question that n defense of tlio president's pension vetoes was prepared at the pension office by these experts , and that the expense was paid out of the common pen sion funds. In the event the people of the country receive such literature they will know where it came from. M1MT.I.HXKOUS. T. S. Canty , of Lincoln , Is at the Howard houso. George S. Towle and II. C. Browne , of Omaha , arrived to day. First Lieutenant George Rhulcn , Seven teenth infantry , has boon granted four months' leave , with permission to apply for an extension of two months. PUHHV S. Nchraska nnd town Pntentw. WASHINGTON' , Sept. 11. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Hci : ] Patents were to-day granted the following Ncbraskans and lowans : D C. Jackson and H. J. Hyan , Lin coln , Neu. , alternate current electric motor ; Joseph Cockfleld and C. D. Higgins , Uoone , la. , metallic packing for piston and vulvo rods ; Seneca Culver , Utlthven , la. , windmill ; Abiathcr Full-brother , Janosvlllc , la. , stanchion ; George Henderson , Sioux City , la. , mechanical movement ; James A. llcnson , assignor to Hcnspn car coupler company , DCS Molncs , In. , car coupling ; John Llpp-i , assignor of one-half to T. S. Roberts , Hock- ford , la. , hamo attachment ; Nelson Smith , Kearney , Nob. , churn ; John Xerr. assignor of ono-half to E. E. Hawkes , Keokuk , In. , roll paper holder and cutter/ V13THUANS ON PAUAU13. Grandest Demonstration oT Grand Army Men Kvcr Known. COLUMIIUS , O. , Sept. 11. During last night the veterans , with their wives and children , continued to pour into thocityand the camps nnd streets are about filled. At an early hour Grand Army men in uniform and a nobby drum corps began to form for the pa rade , which was ono of the grandest over witnessed on a similar occasion. There were eighteen divisions , eight of them comprising the Ohio department. The ninth division was made up of tlio Veteran Ciipplcd Sol- diois' association. Mexican veterans , and Andrew raiders , a naval squadron , and the Fifth United States volunteer infantry. Tlio department of Illinois constituted the tenth division , Wisconsin and Iowa combined to make the eleventh , Minnesota was included in the fifteenth division , and Dakota in the seventeenth. The Sons of Veterans bi ought up the rear in the eighteenth division. In advance of the divisions were the police , tlio commander of the parade , and the com- mandcr-in chief with their staffs and the Oliio battle flag veteran association. On Broad street , north of tlio state house , the immense and beautifully decorated review ing stand held the distinguished guests of the occasion. All along the Hue of march the streets were densely packed with people , and there were continued waves of applause up nnd down the city as the veterans marched by. The old soldiers themselves Joined in the enthusiasm nnd heartily cheered in response , especially when they passed the reviewing stand on which stood old "Teeumsoh" and others of their former leaders , Illinois came first after Ohio , and a very hearty greeting was accorded that state's noble representatives. Mrs. Logan was evidently their especial pot , for the veterans passed jy their old leaders on the reviewing stand and cheered nnd saluted the wife of their gallant "Black Jack , " nnd as she stood with glistening eyes nnd waved back a re- pponso , a kindly smile on her beautiful face gave evidence of how much she loved these who had braved danger with her beloved husband. Besides banners , Wisconsin announced herself with a badger , which was carried Just behind Governor Husk as ho marched on foot with his comrades. The Lincoln post drum corps re ceived much deserved praise for the quality of the music made on the drums and fifes. Commander Curtis and Senator Miller headed New York's well drilled veterans. Michigan was headed by Farquhar post of Detroit , in which General Alger marched on toot , to the gicat delight of his comrades. The southern states came in for about the heartiest cheers that were accorded to any delegations nsido Iroin their drilling and marching. The Sons of Veterans , nearly all in uniform and many carrying arms , deserved all of the continued applause that greeted them. The procession was four hours and forty minutes passing the reviewing stand , nnd all marched quietly. After the parade about ten thousand people ple crowded up to the reviewing stand to call for speeches- _ Governor Foruker took chargq of tlio meeting , and ono after another introituccd the distinguished people who stgo'd around , the crowd cheering each mime ; Moro were added , and although the meeting lasted but half un hour thousands were shouting and cheering before the crowd dis persed for Mrs. Logan , Mrs. Algcr , Mrs. Johnston , Mrs. Foraker , Mrs. Fred Grant , ex-President Hayes , Colonel Fred Grant , John A. Logan , Jr. , nnd others. This evening - ing the officers of the national organization dined at the Commercial club. This even ing the national officers and members of the staff met in the law library of the state house and some pleasant remembrances were there given to their chiefs. Cominnnd- or-m-chlof J. P. Uea recaived a beautiful gold badge. At a big camp fire to-night addresses were made by General Sherman. Governor Fora- kor , Commandcr-in-Chief Kea , General Fail-child , Governor Tliayor , of Nebraska , General Hovey , of Indiana and others. FIFTHS1 ! ! CONGKESS. Seriate. WASIIIXOTON , Sept. 11. In the senate the house amendment to the senate bill for a pension to tlio widow of General HcinUcl- man ( reducing the amount from ? 100 to $75 a month ) was non-concurred in nnd a confer ence ordered. Mr. Sherman , from the committee on nuance , repotted a bill to declare unlawful trusts and combinations in restraint of trade and production. Placed on the calendar. Tlio house bill for the allowance of certain claims reported by the accounting officials of the trca'sury , known as the Fourth of July claims , was taken from the calendar and and passed. The senate then resume I consideration of the Chinese exclusion bill , and was addressed by Mr. Stewart In favor of It. Ho was fol lowed by Mr. Teller , who criticised the man ner in which the bill had been introduced and hurriedly passed through the house. It finally went over without action. The senate then adjourned. Homo. WASHINGTON , Sept , 11. The house re sumed consideration of the sundry civil ap propriation bill , the pending amendment being that relative to the reclamation of arid regions. Messers. Vandover of California and Symes of Colorado favored the senate amendment , which was attacked by Mr. Herbert of Alabama. Finally the debate ended and the appropriation in the senate amendment was reduced from $ ' )0,003 ) to $100,000. The house then adjourned. Stopped hy Train llolIern. PiicscoTf , Ariz. , Sept , 11. The westbound express train was stopped by three men at Parker's Mill last night. They did not got anything. A reward of f 1.500 has been of fered for their capture , and Wells , Furgo & Co. will incrcaso the amount , Patented u Churn , WASHINGTON , Sept. 11. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEU. ] Kel8on Smith , of Kearney Neb. , was to'-tlaylerantcd a patent on aehurn' ROM NUPTIALS AT TURIN , Mnrrlaso of Princess Eonnparto to the Duke do Oostn. THE CITY DECKED WITH FLOWERS Klnhornto Prcpurnturns Kor the ICvent A. Description of the licnutlCul lressen Worn lly Two ol'tlio Imdlcs Present. Wedded Uin Niece. [ Ciipyi tulit ISSS tin Jiimt ( Ionian Itcnnctl. ] Tim ix , Sept. 11. [ New York Herald Cable Special to Tiiu UI-.B. ] This city maybe bo described to-day as having boiled over with excitement. It was the day when Princess Clothlldo gave away to her own brother her own daughter as a bride. In an ticipation of tills marriage of n ducal uncle to his princess niece , Turin was en fete. The street through which the bridal procession was to pass was hung in red nnd white , the colors of Savoy. Tlio arches of its line arcades were filled with llowois sup plied by the wealthy Inhabitants of the place. Victor Emanuel was transformed Into a vast amphitheater with a gieat flower basket standing in the center. Nearly all the streets , houses nnd public buildings were gay with colors. Catholics were heard expressing plcasuro. because the marriage did not take place in the private chapel adjoining the quirlnal at Home. This wan at the express wish of the pope himself. Prln- less Clothlldo , mother of the bribe , wrote to Leo XIII. , who immediately abridged the 'orinalities of the dispensation for tlio mar- iage bctweon tlio uncle nnd niece , but on condition that thu wedding should bo sol- jmnizcd outside the territory of the ancient papal states. The pope also hinted to Card- 11:1 : ! Bonaparte that his presence would not . > o necessary. Still , Cardinal Alimonda , i\rohblnhop of Turin , was requested to spare no splendor of ritual in tlio celebration. Prince Napoleon had his son , Prince Louis , , vith him and looked quito becoming. Ho sa uted tlio cheering crowd In quito imperial 'nshion. Princess Mathildo received quito un ovation. Two of the most magnificent dresses were worn by Queen Marghcretta ind Princess Mathilde. Tlio former wore , 'or the church , mauve satin brocade .s'ith . rippled lines in the same color nnd having n direotoiro coat pnlo , silver gray brocade of the same lattcrn , made with long square ends at the back reaeulng to tlio skirt hem. This coat HIS a deep vest in mauve brocade , clabor- utely embroidered with steel cord and steel : ind crystal beads. The skirt breadth is Kirtcd in front over straight folds of gray brocade , each side of the opening being edged with embroidery to match the vest. Tlio short dollman wrap of the gray brocade is also bordered with siml- ar embroidery and is lined throughout with mauve satin. The Princess Mathilde wore a tulle of a bluish pearl color. The front and sides of the skirt wore elaborately em broidered witli gold and bordqied with gold .ace and the former was dotted nil over with spots formed of n single gray pearl and ono gold spangle combined. The edge of the skirt in front was finished with deep fringe n gray pearls and steel beads falling over a land of gold laco. The train , over four irards in length , is in gray faille brocaded , vith boquots of red and pink roses with their foliage intermixed with gold flowers. This magnificent silk was manufactured at Lyons over twenty years ago expressly for Empress Eugenie. After the death of Napoleon , the empress presented it to the princess. The sides of the train are each caught together in a single long , narrow fold which is held in place by bow knot shaped ornaments iu gold passementorio nnd it is incd throughout with gold yellow satin. The royal and notable personages present are too long to send. They in cluded three kings , a score of princes and princesses , and several ministers of state. In the bridal group may bo men tioned the three sons of the bridegroom , the Princes Emanuel , Victor and Louis. Prince Victor Bonaparte was notinvited , which was n grief to his sister , the brido. Ho should have been , but for the paternal veto , the : hlof witness for tlio bride but his phieo at the civil ceremony was takun by Prince Charles Bonaparte. I could fill your columns with a list of the principal presents , if space and electricity permitted. The Duke do Aostiiuud the Princess Letltla have been at the royal palace since Thursday re ceiving deputations and presents. Probably the most worthy of mention is the gift of 400 ladies of Turin a Sedan chair richly embellished and intended to remind her of a lost art of Turin ; also a gift from the municipality , n , tapestry chest in the style of the seventeenth century , containing specimens of the richest brocades , silks and velvets of Italy. The representa tives of the house of Savoy , Bunaparto and Braguniio met In the grand hall of the palace at 11 o'clock for the civil cere mony. Senator Fariny , president of the senate , read the articles of marriage. The deeds were signed by tlio duke and princess , by the king and queen of Italy and Prince Jerome Bonaparte. ! OAVA MOWS. The Annual Moctlni ; of the Society of Friends. WATEKI.OO. la. , Sept. 11. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Bii5.J : The Iowa yearly meet ing of Friends opened at Oskaloosa Septem ber 4 and will close to-morrow , after having disposed of a large amount of business of great Importance to the society in the future. A number of prominent ministeis are In at tendance from the cast , the Pacific coast and elsewhere. Among them Is the Hev. Will iam Allen , who was a slave in cast Tonnes- see. He came to Indiana after his liberation , learning to road and write after ho was thirty years old. Ho Is a very efficient min ister , The Iowa conference of the Methodist Epifccopal church was brought to a eloso In the same place last nigh' , when the appoint ments for the year wcio made public. Fully 1,0',0 , ' strangers visited the city Sunday. Ex cursions were run In from all directions. The Methodist coufc-ronco adopted resolu tions favoring legal prohibition and expressed Its opposition to the third party movement In Iowa by thanking the party now in power fo.1 what wo now have of prohibition. Suicided In n Coll. CIIESTOV , la. , Sopt. 11. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bui : . ] A woman named Ida Harring ton suicided by hanging herself In her cell in the jail nt Greenfield , la. , last night. She had been locked up for drawing a revolver on a negro whom she claimed bad robbed her of C700. and had been In the cell but ufow hours. Slio was a notorious character , and some months ago attempted nulcidu by taking "rough on rats , " presumably because the negro , of whom she was enamored , refused to longer live with her. Jfnw YOIIK , Sept. 1. Thorno , Carroll & Co' , hosiery , made an assignment to-day , giving prcfcicnccs amounting tooVer 120,000.