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result of the State elections. If this shall prove true, then in the national contest two impressions : Either that Mr. Blaine's mental force is waning, or that he has of 1888 we shall witness a vote for the Prohibition national ticket such as never no faith in his cause and no spirit for the fight that is before him. before has been dreamed of. The Plunied Knight will not be able to maintain

Wilkes-Barre Leader (Dem.). his position in the dark. He will be forced to come out from behind his concealing platitudes, and to declare whether he is " for or against.”

MR. BLAINE has evidently worked out in his own mind and to his own entire satNew Orleans Times-Democrat (Dem.).

isfaction the problem of the next Presidential campaign. He is not a man to lack

faith in his own resources. He has doubtless reached a complete understanding In truth, Mr. Blaine belongs to the class of politicians whom the American with himself as to the different classes or elements it will be needsul to impress people would willingly forget. He is the prototype of the unscrupulous partisans and as to the means whereby the impressing is to be done. who, for many years, used the power of the Federal Government to foster gigantic

Terre Haute Gazette (Dem.). monopolies in order that they might appropriate to their own uses what, in reality, belonged to the nation. Quiet and seclusion are, beyond everything else, neces

MAINE's Prohibitionists are prosecuting a wonderfully vigorous campaign. All sary to a man whose record sufficed to defeat himself and his party in one of the

over the State meetings are being held. Rev. Dr. Bashford, their candidate for most stubborn of political contests.

Governor, will get some 100,000 votes. At least, that is what the Prohibitionists

say. If he does the Republican candidate will see snakes in his boots and James Illinois State Fournal (Rep.).

G. Blaine might as well hang his harp on the willows. IF Blaine comes to the front in 1888, he will come because his enemies make it

Savannah News (Dem.). necessary to bring him, and because he fits the demand of the time better than any other man. Whether these things will concur to make him the nominee of the MR. BLAINE is fortunate in one respect. He is able to conduct his campaign Republicans it is now entirely too early for anybody to determine. Should he be for the nomination without coming in conflict with any of his rivals. Edmunds, nominated, however, the status of politics in the country make it very certain that Logan, and Sherman are all in the Senate, and are doing what they can to destroy to defeat him will require something more than the accidental remark of one of the

each other. The Republican convention of 1888 is quite a long way off, but from Burchard family.

present indications its choice will be Blaine. Philadelphia Record (Ind.).

Washington Critic (Ind.). THE Prohibitionists are giving Mr. Blaine no rest. The Dow circular has been

Ex-UNITED STATES TREASURER NEW, of Indiana, says that the Republicans of replied to, it is true, but in a way that the Prohibitionist leaders believe will give

that State are not for Blaine. They have never forgiven him for withdrawing that them many votes. A prominent Prohibitionist on Thursday said to a New York

libel suit against the Sentinel. Mr. New says, in effect, that the jury was already Evening Post correspondent in Portland : “St. John, the man who defeated

packed in Mr. Blaine's favor, and it was shabby treatment of his friends to go back Blaine, will soon be here. He will keep ahead and Dow will keep close behind

on them as he did. Blaine. We are getting ready to give Blaine another defeat this time and a Wa

Chicago Times (Ind.). terloo in 1888.”

At Lake Sebago, Maine, on the 24th inst., Mr. Blaine sounded the “ key-note" Boston Post (Dem.).

of the Republican campaign in that State. At the same time and place he also TAKEN in connection with Mr. Frye's speech of Saturday, it is possible to con sounded the key-note of his own fourth quadriennial campaign for the Presidency, struct from these two addresses (Blaine's and Frye’s) the national Blaine Repub- underlined for 1888. As such his speech will doubtless command a wide reading lican platform of the immediate future, which is thus seen to rest upon the two and general discussion. principles of a high tariff upon imports and absolute prohibition of the sale of

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Rep.). liquor. These great issues are supposed to distract attention from what Senator Frye is pleased to style “the little bit of a smirch upon the skirt of Mr. Blaine's On the prohibition question Mr. Blaine is much bolder than he was two years coat."

ago, and it is easy to read between the lines of his remarks that he believes that Cincinnati Commercial Gazette (Rep.).

two years hence the attitude of the Republican party on the liquor question will

be such as to satisfy the reasonable demands of the most advanced “reformers.” It can not be denied that Mr. Blaine speaks upon high authority for the Republican party. In three successive National Republican Conventions he had,

The Irish American, outside the State of Ohio, for the Presidency two-thirds of the votes of the dele. THE Prohibitionists in Maine are determined to give Mr. Blaine no rest. Gen. gates who were backed by Republican constituencies. The speech with which he Dow is now turning his attention to him. Governor St. John will keep ahead, opened the Maine campaign justifies his popularity and his leadership. It is the and Neal Dow will keep close behind him; and between them they expect to give speech of a statesman, and will rank as a superb chapter of political history. Blaine another defeat this time, and a Waterloo in 1888. Charleston News and Courier (Dem.).

Chicago Journal (Rep.). WHATEVER may be its effect in Maine in the present canvass, we shall be very MR. BLAINE's pole may not be long enough to knock the Presidential persimmuch surprised if Mr. Blaine's Sebago speech does not cost him the nomination mon, but it certainly is long enough to stir the animals in the Democratic menagwhich it was designed to assure two years hence. Mr. Edmunds had already de erie into a lively go-round. clared that, in order to win the next election, the Republican party will have to “ go to the West and some good, clean, upright man,” for its candidate, and

JAMES G. BLAINE will be nominated by the Republican party in 1888 as their Mr. Blaine has made this necessity plainer and clearer than ever before.

candidate for the Presidency on the first ballot. See if the above prediction is not Detroit Free Press (Dem.).

verified. Now, if Cleveland is nominated by the Democrats to oppose Blaine, BLAINE seems to be unlucky in the matter of fool friends. Poor Burchard

Blaine will carry New York State by more than 50,000 majority.- Pomeroy's

Democrat (Ind.). ineant well enough with his “ Rum, Romanism and Rebellion,” but he hurt Blaine incalculably. Frye's remark about the “ little smirch" is likely to have the same MR. BLAINE opened the State campaign in Maine with an able speech which, effect though Frye undoubtedly meant to help Blaine. It was an unlucky remark rightly or wrongly, will be regarded by many men of all parties as the keynote of that the press has caught up, and neither Blaine nor Frye is likely to hear the last the next national campaign, although events may make Mr. Blaine and his perof it while the campaign lasts.

sonal views of less consequence then than now.–Cincinnati Times-Star (Ind.). Chicago Tribune (Rep.).

SHOULD Blaine's Sebago Lake speech be the key-note of the policy of the ReOut of office Mr. Cleveland's opinions would not possess the slightest interest or

publican party for the campaign of 1888, the main issue will be a protective tariff. importance, but Mr. Blaine, speaking as a private citizen, finds himself listened to

Although he discussed five other subjects, the theme through all the speech was eagerly in every quarter of the Union and in Europe. The “parochial statesman” the protective tariff.- Memphis Appeal (Dem.). has lost the respect of the public and the favor of his own party, but Mr. Blaine The dynamite conspiracy business is something Mr. Blaine does not care to disstands stronger than ever in the considence and admiration of Republicans through

cuss. Patrick Ford might not like it, and Mr. Blaine knows that he might lose out the land.

American votes if he said too much in favor of harboring dynamite refugees.Terre Haute, Indiana, Express (Rep.).

Galveston News (Dem.). JUDGING from the vigorous shooting in the Democratic newspapers, Mr. Blaine's

IF Mr. Blaine is to be no more successful as a Presidential candidate in 1888 than broadsi le raked the decks of the Democratic ship. It is one of Mr. Blaine's peculiarities to fire broadside when he goes into a fight. Tuesday he fired a tre

his new hobby of Prohibition is in Maine there will be no need to keep a tally of

the election returns. The other candidate will be elected by acclamation.--Louismenclous battery—the tariff gun, foreign relations gun, fisheries gun, and the labor

ville Commercial (Rep.). gailing gun. The boom of these guns may boom Mr. Blaine into the Presidential clair.

It is fairly questionable whether Mr. Blaine, considering his attitude before the New York Tribune (Rep.).

country as a prospective Presidential candidate, would not be as well pleased were MR. BLAINE'S criticism of Socrotary Bayard is so much a porsonal matter, and at the the Maine election, with its peculiar issues, well off his hands.—Pittsburgh Times samo timo so ophomoral, since by 1888 tho quostions with which it deals will have pro. (Rep.). bably ceased to be issues in current politics, that it seems hardly worth while to commont upon it.-Waterbury American.

The Republicans of Ohio attached Gov. Foraker's little Vice-Presidential boom The fisheries question has survived a good many Presidential campaigns. No to the bounding chariot of Mr. Blaine. That was about the chief significance of issue in American politics except the tariff has been less “ ephemeral.”

their Slate convention.—New York World (Dem.). Richmond Whig (Dem.).

The Hon. John Sherman and Senator John Logan must smile sarcastic smiles at

each other when they meet and discuss Mr. Blaine's latest bid for the PresiAs a great effort, regardling Mr. Blaine's peculiar relations to the present Aclministration, the Sebago speech is a fiasco, and as the basis of a national campaign it

dency.- Washington Sunday Herald (Dem.). is a llat failure. Read in either of these lights, it serves only to strengthen one of TRUE, 'tis pity, and pity 'uis, 'tis true, that probably Presidential candidates and

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fearless, unhampered speech are never found in company. Mr. Blaine once more returned delegates to the G. A. R. meeting. There was a suspicion of it in the exemplifies the rule.- Boston Globe (Dem.).

overwhelming vote which the body gave against the scheme of wholesale

pensions and the

honors showered upon Sherman, while Logan stood by comparaMr. BLAINE's speech opening the Republican campaign in Maine and inciden

tively unnoticed. But a few of the members of that body are candid enough to tally his own for the Presidential nomination in 1888 is not of extraordinary brilliancy.-Philadelphia Times (Ind.).

say that Logan actually made a nuisance of himself there, and that the indirect

criticism of his course in the resolutions on the pension policy gained many votes CONGRESSMAN BURRows and ex-Congressman Lacey, of Michigan, say that from his efforts to push himself into notice. It is possible that this report is tinged State is enthusiastic for Blaine as the next Republican Presidential candidate. by the fact that it comes from political opponents of the General; but it seems Milwaukee Wisconsin (Rep.).

tolerably clear that he can not use the Grand Army to forward his Presidential asA WIDESPREAD belief obtains that Mr. Blaine will not strike a second time at the

pirations. This may be good fortune both for Logan and the Republican party;

but as far as he is concerned it is a blessing very much disguised.
Presidential persimmons without carefully ascertaining the length of his pole.-St.
Louis Post-Dispatch (Dem.).

New York Times (Ind.).
The white plume of Navarre once more floats in the ranks of political warfare, GEN. LOGAN, it is said, was not very enthusiastically received at San Francisco.
and its presence means a rally for victory.Providence Star (Rep.).

This was in part due to his peculiar temperament, which tends to place him conMr. Blaine's speech was good enough for a President's message. That, how-spicuously in the front wherever he may be, and partly to a difference between his

views and those of the veterans regarding pensions. Gen. Logan, in his headlong ever, will come along in 1889.--Baltimore American (Rep.).

and headstrong advocacy of all sorts of pension measures, proved "more loyal IF Jim Blaine carries Maine he will be the next Republican candidate for Presi than the king.” The veterans prefer to discriminate. They are in favor of pendent of the United States.--Columbus Dispatch (Ind.).

sions for those who need and deserve them, but not for those who do not. The

General discovered that his course was construed as not complimentary to the intelJAMES G. BLAINE is one hundred thousand votes stronger to-day than he was in

ligence or the patriotism of the soldiers, and his personal bumptiousness did not 1884.—The Republic (Ind.), Washington.

improve matters. On the whole, his boom is not healthy.

Chicago News (Ind.).

MR. BLAINE's staff, which only articulates when he works the bellows, has been
Baltimore Sun (Ind.).

given orders to blow Mr. Logan off the track. It dismisses him from the first SENATOR SHERMAN's Presidential boom received a violent shock in the Ohio

place on the ticket by declaring that “the tendency of Mr. Blaine's mind now is Républican convention at Columbus, Wednesday. It was, in fact, a regular

to try it over again," and then takes out the tail-board and lets him drop entirely

. Blaine assemblage, and there were prolonged and hearty cheers when the chair

In General Logan's stead Mr. Blaine's considerate friends are proposing Senator

Allison. man of the State committee, in calling the convention to order, declared that “ the

« Blaine and Allison ” fills their notion of “a possible combination " for Ohio Republicans regarded Mr. Blaine as the standard-bearer in 1888.” It was

1888. How this would sweep Maine and Iowa! It might lose a few doubtful expected that Senator Sherman would be chosen permanent chairman, but this

States, but with a prohibition plank in the platform and a ringing declaration rehonor was bestowed on Gov. Foraker, who is a warm friend of the Maine states

affirming the glory of the G. O. P, it would have a pine-tree and hawkeye majorIndeed, the names of Blaive and Foraker were coupled together in the

ity that would overshadow the Washington monument.
convention and about the lobbies of the hotels as the coming ticket. It is further

Washington Star (Ind.).
said that Mr. Sherman demanded that strong resolutions be adopted denouncing
the election of Senator Payne, and censuring those Republican Senators who spoke

The suggestion that the next national Democratic ticket be composed of Cleveand voted against the investigation, but the committee on resolutions paid no atten

land and Voorhees is not altogether pleasing to the friends of the Indiana Senator, tion to the demand. And to cap the climax, no reserence whatever was made to

who propose to put him up for first place. One of his friends, a prominent DemSenator Sherman in the resolutions, as is customary. It was indeed a cold day for

ocrat in Indiana politics for years, said to-day : “And Voorhees will get the notthe Ohio Senator.

ination, too, if it goes West. He will have the solid and enthusiastic support of Logan's strength has been supposed to be in the Grand Army, but that organi.

Indiana, the banner Democratic State of the West, and our folks want a Western zation seems to have turned him down." His luck at the Ohio convention was

man to head the ticket next time. Why, when Voorhees made his canyass for equally bad. Foraker has been substituted in the Ohio mind for Logan in the

re-election to the Senate, he carried a legislature with forty-four majority on joint

ballot, and the Democratic majority on the legislative ticket was 45,000 in the Presidential ticket for 1888. The General will have to take a place alongside of

Evarts and Sherman as a sage. The party museum is filling up rapidly, but a

Youngstown Telegram (Rep.).
place must be reserved for the picturesque figure of “ Black Jack.” The moral in
his case seems to be that the pension craze has passed its climax.

The President has confessed that purely partisan reasons dictated the removal
New York Sun (Dem.).

of Recorder Fred Douglass and the appointment of Matthews. He praises Mat

thews's intelligence and education, by way of justification, but uses no word of TAKING it on the whole and with proper allowance for errors of judgment and laudation that could not, with increased weight, be uttered of Douglass

. Matmisinformation, has Mr. Cleveland's Administration been such that it commends thews was appointed solely because the Executive thought colored men might itself to the Democracy? That is the question which will be answered in 1888.

thereby be induced to vote the Democratic ticket. The President does not even To suppose, as Mr. Camden and others seem to suppose, that Mr. Cleveland or any pretend he had other reasons. The campaign of 1888 is near at hand, and Mr. other President can make as many and as great blunders as possible, and yet keep Cleveland has begun to doubt the efficacy of vaunted civil-service reform as a

lever his strength with his party so long as he has the credit of acting conscientiously, of strength. He is working for Cleveland. is not complimentary to the intelligence of the American people. In Mr. Cleve

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Rep.). and's case, indeed, it is conceivable that the margin of allowance for his mistakes should be unusually high, and yet there are questions, the silver question, the In his letter accepting the Presidential nomination in 1884, Mr. Cleveland deMorrison resolution, and competitive civil-service reform, for instance, on which clared, it will be remembered, that there ought to be a constitutional amendment his judgment is so opposed to the general judgment of his party that his renomi. prohibiting a second term. That was understood to imply that he would not be a nation might be thought unwise, although his motives might be unquestioned; and candidate for re-election ; but it seems that such was not his meaning. It is now there are some of his acts the motives of which are, perhaps, less entitled to con pointed out by one of his organs that he reserved his opinion as to the propriety of sideration; for instance, the signing of the oleomargarine and river and harbor accepting a second term, the law being what it is."

Thus we are again admonbills. But if he is renominated it will be because the Democrats are satisfied with ished that we should be very careful about taking Mr. Cleveland at his word in any his judgment and with his Democracy, and not simply because they merely think matter involving the idea of reform. his motives are good. Honest men who are very wrongheaded are not uncommon. The Democrats will scarcely renominate Mr. Cleveland merely because he thinks

Boston Transcript (Ind.). he is right.

CLEVELAND and Voorhees is suggested as the Democratic ticket for '88, but Washington Post (Dem.).

those who are putting it out forget that Cleveland and Voorhees won't mix. A

New York paper of the Democratic persuasion remarks that the platform would “EVERYTHING seems to point to the renomination of President Cleveland for

have to include two civil-service planks—one for Cleveland and the other for another term,” said Representative Dibble, of South Carolina, to a Post reporter. Voorhees. Voorhees's plank would probably be the most acceptable to the politi. “ My State is solid for him, and the general sentiment favors his second term.

cians, as he is one of those who can not realize that civil-service reform has come Public men, who, some weeks ago, were against him, but who have since gone home

to stay.
to their constituents, tell me that the people are for Cleveland, and that they must
also support him if they want to continue in public life.”

“ How sincere are the

Kansas City Times (Dem.). indorsements of the President's Administration which are being adopted by the INDIANA apparently concedes that Mr. Cleveland will be renominated in 1888, various conventions ?” “Of course I can only speak for my own State; but I know and is engaged in laying wires to secure the second place on the ticket. Senator that in South Carolina the expressions are genuine. In my speech accepting a

Voorhees is said to desire to be associated with Mr. Cleveland. If Blaine is re renomination I said that I intended to support the present Administration, and my

nominated a Western man will be put on the ticket with him, and the battle of words were heartily applauded. The President has honesty of purpose, and he 1884 will be partially fought over.

There can be only one result; the Republican
has pluck, and these two qualities command the admiration and respect of the ticket beaten two years ago will be slaughtered two years hence.
people. Large numbers of the voters admire Mr. Cleveland, who do not agree

St. Paul Press (Rep.).
with him in politics.”
Pittsburgh Dispatch (Ind.).

The contention in the Administration organs is that President Cleveland has never declared that he would not accept a second nomination to the

Presidency; It is rather painful to be informed that Senator Logan's trip to San Francisco that he simply said in his letter of acceptance that he thought a Constitutional was thrown away; but such is the information which leaks out from some of the amendment, making a second Presidential term impossible, would be a very good

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thing. Is not this, however, constructively, a disapproval, personally, by the have the second place on the ticket. Mr. Cleveland is said to desire such a ticket. President of the act of seeking a second nomination ?

-Denver Tribune-Republican (Rep.).
Pittsburgh Fress (Rep.).

The David B. Hill boom for President has a shrunken appearance. There is a POSSIBLY Gen. Logan may now see where he made a mistake. Notwithstanding

remote fear that Rollicking M. Squire has punctured it with his poelic pen.-PhilEdmunds, the Presidential boom does not seem to rise in the extreme West be

adelphia Press (Rep.). yond the Sierra Nevadas. It first becomes visible to the naked eye this year about the meridian of Goose-eye and Saddle-back Mountains, in Maine, and certainly at the present time it need not be looked for west of the Adirondacks, where THE PROTECTION OF WOMANHOOD. it may be discerned in the sign of pisces.

The Woman's Tribune for September.
Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette (Rep.).

OF late years there has been a growing feeling among women that it was a horrible PRESIDENT CLEVELAND has saved enough to the Government by the veto of wrong for any class of women to be sacrificed to the Moloch of lustand vice, and when bills for the pensioning of old soldiers to buy the soap and paint for the summer the Pall Mall Gazette showed that there existed an organized traffic in the virtue of cleaning of the White House. The price of a new chair for his library, or set of young girls a cry of horror went up from the civilized world. Besore the echoes spittoons for his billiard-room, would keep an old veteran in comfort for a whole

died away, Mrs. Harbert sought to bring a feeling of responsibility home to Ameriyear. The President's economical policy is a humbug, and intended only to brace can women by her leaflet, “Mothers to the Rescue.” Various influences have him up for a second nomination.

united to direct attention to the matter, and silently a great revolution has taken Savannah News (Dem.).

place. It will be seen that women will never let the question rest again until this

traffic in virtue ceases. Not long since petitions from temperance and suffrage MR. CLEVELAND is not very popular with the politicians of his party, but he is

societies were sent to Congress asking that an investigation be had into an alleged strong with the people. It doesn't make much difference whom the politicians want nominated. The important question is, who do the people want? A candi

traffic in young girls between Chicago and Canada. Congress was too busy with date cannot be elected without he gets a majority of the votes. It may be accepted

the bogus-butter bill to spend any time over it, but a Chicago paper proceeded to

make investigations, with results that were published in the Sunday Telegram of as certain, therefore, that availability and not vindication will control the next Presidential nomination.

August 8, under the title of “Save the Girls.” This traffic has been going on for Cincinnati Times-Star (Ind.).

years, with the cognizance of at least some of the police force, and unmolested by

all. It is found that Canadian girls are induced to come to Chicago by promise of POLITICAL prophets are practically unanimous in the prediction that 1888 is going to see Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Blaine agai in the field opposing each other.- Washington

employment at dressmaking, at good pay; that they tearfully bid good-by to their Star (Ind.).

poor and inexperienced parents, with only the thought that they will soon be able

to do more for their relatives. The nominating conventions are eighteen months distant, and many important

On reaching Chicago they are conveyed to the events doubtless intervene, yet it is apparent to any observer that vaticination

houses of ill-fame and robbed of even their clothing, while they are carefully never had a better basis of probability.

guarded from escape until weeks of degradation and despair have convinced them

that return to home and friends is impossible. But it is not only Canadian girls Springfield Republican (Rep.).

that are made the object of traffic. There seems to be an organized agency, by SENATOR JOE BLACKBURN thinks that Cleveland and Blaine will be at the which, from rural districts and other cities, honest girls are lured to Chicago with heads of their respective parties in 1888—unless Gov. Hill grows too strong in expectation of work, and are then lost forever to friends, honor, and hope. It is New York. But in the latter case "it would never do to nominate Hill over impossible to feel any additional horror at the added tortures which are inflicted Cleveland's head, but he might get the second place with a Western man. on these victims; the mere fact of the forcible detention of innocent girls in these And « it's time the Democrats took a man from the West anyway.”

places is the greatest conceivable infamy. On the other hand, the girls of Chicago National Republican (Rep.).

are picked up and sent off to dens of vice elsewhere, and many anguished parents,

if a magic mirror could show them their petted darlings, would see them the prey It is altogether likely that those friends of Mr. Voorhees who are booming him of human brutes in the low dives of the northern pineries. Mr. Clark, secretary for the second place on the 1888 Democratic Presidential ticket, are proceeding of the Humane Society of Chicago, says they have rescued seventy-five girls from without the advice and consent of the Senator. We do not believe there is more the horrors of prostitution, but the business still thrives in spite of them. He also than one office under our Government for which he would exchange his seat in says that every day weeping mothers visit his office with their tale of woe. One the Senate, and that is not the Vice-Presiilency.

grows heartsick to think of the horrible wrongs that are suffered while we are St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Dem.).

happy. But no woman can say it is no concern of hers, for in one shape or an

other the demon of lust lies in wait at every door. Every woman should place A MICHIGAN Republican says that the people of his State are not for John Sher

her daughters and employes on their guard against considing in strangers who man for President because they don't know him. A closer investigation will make

seek by plausible errands or specious promises to play upon their noblest sentiments, it apparent that this will be Sherman's strong point so far as Michigan is concerned.

and lead them, all unsuspecting, to their ruin. And more than this, every woman He is quite well known in the other States, and this fact will damage his boom in

should seek to gain that political power which will enable her to demand with auits infancy.

thority the passage and enforcement of laws for the protection of womanhood. Now York Tribune (Rip.).

How can any woman fold her hands and say she has all the rights she wants when Ex-CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON, of Kentucky, secretary of the Democratic Con she has not the right to be counted among those who can cast a ballot in favor of gressional Campaign Committee, is reported as remarking that the Democratic a righteous law, a just and incorruptible oflicial, or the popular expenditure of the party will be obliged to renominate Cleveland. Well, if they are “obliged” to public funds to secure the safety and honor of their children? The spirit in which do so they can comfort themselves with the thought that he isn't going to be re women should consider their rights and their duties is that which sayselected.

" Wherevor wrong is done Columbus Dispatch (Ind.).

To tho humblest or the weakest 'neath the all-beholding sun,

That wrong is also done to us, and they are slaves most base Both Sherman and Blaine were evidently great favorites with the convention,

Whose love of right is for themselves, and not for all the race."
as the name of each was received with applause. But the applause for Sherman
led all the rest. If the Senator had been present, as was for a time hoped, he
would have been made permanent chairman.

Pittsburgh Chronicle- Telegraph (Ind.).

The Hour, August 28.
WHEN Mr. Cleveland in 1886 wrote: “No man ought to hold the office of
President more than one term,” he did not contemplate the possibility of marriage.

LABOUCHERE has been analyzing the list of ministerial appointments, and sound From present indications it is believed he is in favor of one term for himself and

forty-seven members, either of the peerage or of the families of peers, or of the unanother for his wife.

titled landocracy, have received places, carrying with them fat salaries. It is not Toledo Blade (Rep.).

so very surprising that the privileged classes should wish to clutch at office, in view

of the booty which, under such circumstances,accrues to them. Besides these appointNOTHING that Cleveland has ever said justifies the belief that he is pledged not

ments, a number of peers are given an addition to their incomes by their wives reto accept a renomination. On the contrary, there is no doubt that he is shapingceiving salaries for being lay figures in court tomsooleries. This is the apportionthings to secure a majority of delegates to the convention of 1888.

ment of the spoil to peers and peers’ sons :

Lord Salisbury, £5,000 per annum; Lord Halsbury, £10,000; Lord Ashbourne, £8,000 ; If the Republican party would win next time, it must cease calling names,

Lord Cranbrook, £2,000; Lord Iddesleigh, £5,000; the Hon. E. Stanhopo, £5,000; Lord

Randolph Churchill, £5,000; Lord George Hamilton, £5,000; Lord John Manners, £2,000 ; come up to its old-time high standards, merit the confidence of the best men, and ir R. Cross (with a peerage), £5,000; the Hon. F. Stanley, £5,000 ; Londonderry, thus make impossible for bad men in shining garments to mislead any consider £20,000; Lord Dunraven, £2,000; the Hon. W. Broderick, £1,200; the Hon. H. Northcote, able number.-Rutland, Vermont, Herald (Rep.).

£1,200 ; Lord Charles Beresford, £1,200 ; Lord Lathom, £2,000 ; Duke of Portland, £2,500;

Lord Mount-Edgcumb, £2,000; Lord Arthur Hill, £1,000; Lord Lewisham, £1,000; Lord Those who accept without question the report that General Logan's visit to

Folkestone, £1,000; Lord Onslow, £700; Lord Limerick, £1,000; Lord Henpiker, £700;

Lord Hopetoun, £700; Lord Elphinstone, £700 ; Lord de Ros, £700; Earl Waldegrave, California has destroyed his chances for the Republican nomination in 1888 are

£700; Lord Beauchamp, £1,000 ; Lord Harris, £2,000; Hon. S. Herbert, £1,200; Lord Cov. too precipitate. They don't make sufficient allowance for the resources of Mrs. entry, £1,700; Lord Barrington, £1,200; Lord Kintore, £1,000. Logan.-Brooklyn Eagle (Dem.).

Total, £110,000 to peers and sons of peers. Besides this, the Duchess of BucIt is a singular fact that no American President has ever been re-elected unless

cleuch receives £500 as Mistress of the Robes, and eight peeresses £ 500 each as

Ladies of the Bedchamber. he was a successful general or belonged to a war party during his administration,

“ The more,” says John Bright, you examine this or had a hand in the extension of our territory.-Atlanta Constitution (Dem.).

matter, the more you will come to the conclusion which I have arrived at, that this

is neither more nor less than a gigantic system of out-door relief for the aristocracy IF Cleveland shall be renominated it is quite likely that Senator Voorhees will of Great Britain."

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. THE PANAMA CANAL.-There are gruesome sights sometimes in this capital

The oldest marriage system in Arabia, as elsewhere, was polyandry of the socity of M. de Lesseps' Second Republic. Sitting on your veranda late at night,

called nair (or, as the author aptly terms it, sadîca) type, in which the woman

remained among her own people and received suitors from other tribes, whom she you see the door of the little adobe house across the way open. The woman of the house, who lodges two or three canal employés, peers cautiously out into the

could choose and dismiss at will, being on an entirely equal footing with her partstreet, re-enters the house, and when she comes out again drags something over

ners, and in which all the issues of such loose marriages belonged exclusively to

the mother's stock. Exactly the same law prevailed in cases of individual mar. the threshold, across the narrow sidewalk, and leaves it lying in the dirty street.

riage of the beena type in Ceylon; that is to say, when a woman restricted herself When she closes the door again there is no noise but the plash of the tide on the

The husband either remained with his own kin and visited his wife shale. Soon it grows lighter. A buzzard drops lazily down from the roof of the Cathedral and perches on the something in the street. The outlines become more

at intervals only or he joined his wife's stock altogether, being liable, however, to distinct. You walk down, drive away the bird, who flies sullenly back to his

dismissal by her at any time. A remnant of that custom still existed in the begin. watchtower, and stand looking in the quick dawn of the tropics at what was yes

ning of Islam in the mota or temporary alliances. That there was originally an terday a man--a week before a strong man—a month before a hopeful man, sail

absolute prohibition of marriage within the same stock or totem group is evident ing out of Havre. He is dead of the yellow fever.

from the latter law of forbidden degrees, which are all without exception in the The woman with whom he lodged might have sent him to the company's hos

female line. The existence of such beena marriages among the old Semitic pital; true, but she did not know just what forms or expenses that might mean for

races is corroborated by Genesis ii, 24: “ Therefore shall a man leave his father her. She did what she could, as she will tell the gossips, and no doctor could do

and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife;” by the stories of Jacob and SamWhen the fever came it was God's judgment on these foreigners. He had

son; and philologically both by the use of the Hebrew verb (literally " to go but little in her house, and what he had was surely hers. It could not be called

in," i. e., into the bride's tent) in the sense of “cohabit” (just as in the corre. his now. A man comes down the narrow street, turns aside, avoids the corpse,

sponding Arabic verb, dakhala), and by the correlation of ideas in the Hebrew and goes on to his work. Bye-and-bye, when many more have passed, a wagon

word, ôhel, “ tent,” which in its Arabic form, ahl, combines the meaning of “peo.

ple, nation," with that of “ wife.”
comes and stops. Two men lift down from it a wretched broken coffin, bound
with knotted ropes, and roll the dead man in, face down, as it happens. They

The transition from female kinship to that system of male kinship, which is the drive him to the pauper burial-ground, leave him there, and take the coffin off

only legitimate one in the time of Islam, began when nair polyandry was gradually again. This is the seamy side of life in Panama.

superseded by that of the Tibetan or baʼl type, in which a group of kinsmen

brought a woman from another clan into their own as their common wise, and One can not but think, sometimes, how strange a spectacle the wreck left on the Isthmus by the attempt to built a canal will present to the twentieth century. Most

naturally reduced her from the position of a sadica, with the free disposition of her of the machinery will be left, as much of it now lies embedded in mud and en

favors, to that of a ba'ulah, a possessed or captive woman. It is obvious that this crusted with rust. Belgian locomotives, consessedly useless and already abandoned,

custom must originally have been established by capture in war, and that ba'l lie canted on broken tracks. With a shamefaced formality the engineer in charge

marriage by covenant developed at a much later period. Here, again, monandry has brushed over the bright work with some whitewash. But nothing could make

took by degrees the place of polyandry, the more powerful or wealthy member of those locomotives look as if they were ever to be used again, and as the moon

a clanship being naturally desirous to have a wife to himself instead of sharing light falls on these whitened outlines and flecks the vegetation growing up about

her with all his brethren; and, therefore, the author is fully justified in saying that

individual marriage was not the result of refined feeling, but of a gross state of sothem with grotesque shadows, the engines look like wretched skeletons. One can fancy the great clumsy dredges rotting at their moorings, and the victorious mud

ciety, and that the more civilized ideas of conjugal fidelity followed, and did not slowly covering their tank-like hulls. And when the jungle has obliterated all

precede, the new state of things. Out of individual ba’l marriage, in which the the angles of M. de Lesseps' little scratch along the hill-tops of the Isthmus, the

husband alone had the right of divorce, sprang on the one hand the idea of indilong arms of the excavators will rise above the tree-tops like a drowned man's

vidual fatherhood, together with that of blood kinship in the male line; and, on hand above the water. Already one can see in some abandoned portions of the

the other hand, the idea of a real family, by which the old tribal system was in work wondering lizards sunning themselves upon the deserted pan-cars and buz

course of time entirely abolished. zards nesting on the derricks,

That such a vital change in the relation of the sexes can not have been accomThe Souih Sea bubble of our century will only be remembered as people sce

plished without a severe and prolonged conflict is evident, and philology in par:

licular furnishes us with many valuable proofs. There was, undoubtedly, a period its vestiges from car windows of the Panama railroad. If the birds of the air and the beasts of the forest could laugh, now they would laugh as they come back to

of considerable length during which the two rival systems of female and male the streams from which M. de Lesseps' miners frightened them away with dyna

kinship were coexisting and struggling with one another for mastery, until the latmite. Christophe Colon will be, perhaps, the strangest ruin of all. It is a huge

ter triumphed over the former. The acica-that is, “severance from mother's quay, built out between Old Colon and the little inlet which is pompously described

kinship,” or consecration of a mile child to the stock god-a rite continued, as “the portion of the canal already navigable.” Here are ihe Colon officers of

although in a greatly modified form, even in Mohammed's time, and, as it appears

, the company and the official residences, among them a great square house, built

by his own sanction, is such a point in question. Another is the wide spread of for the exclusive use of * His Excellency,” the “ Man Who Pierces Continents.”

the mother and son worship, which means that the way for the tranformation of But the “ Man Who Picrces Continents” has so far spent only ten days in his ex

the female stock god into a male one was paved by the addition of a son to the

former. Examples of a double eponym for the same, a female as the ecutive mansion, In sober truth, none of the resident employes treat their work as a bona fide

older and a male as the more recent one, are the Biblical names of Leah and Levi, enterprise. Talk to them about it, and they lash themselves into a state of frenzied

of Sarah and Israel. Very significant in this respect is also the name of Ahab, enthusiasm over their chieftain,“ Le Grand Francais,” and over the project whose

literally brother, i, e., kinsman of the father, to which we might add another not infinitesimal possibilities their customary indolence and more injurious spasms of

mentioned by the author, viz, Moab, i. e., father's seed.-Prof. W. Robertson misdirected activity are daily decreasing. With great rattling of glasses they

Smith, (Irink long life to the company and damnation to the scoundrel stock-jobbers The SCANDINAVIAN ELEMENT IN AMERICA.—The Scandinavian immigration who, as they try to make themselves believe, inspire the criticisms which even into the United States is comparatively of recent date. Some years before the the French journals, once ardent Lessepians, now direct upon the scheme. But late civil war, while Minnesota was still the chief hunting-ground of the Sioux In. all this is mere rhoclomontade. It is as ille as the courtesies exchanged be dians in the northwest

, there was scarcely a single Scandinavian. Not until the tween two fever patients, each assuring the other that he never looked better, year 1866 did they begin, in a mighty and constantly increasing stream, to land and that the doctors are mercenary alarmists; and it has not the same element upon the friendly shores of America. Whilst in the forty years prior to the war of pathos. When the final crash does come—and even if M. de Lesseps suc they came to this country to the number, at most

, of one hundred to two thousand ceeds in his present mancuvers it must come before long—these very men will annually, since that epoch they have, in a single year, reached

the proportions of be as loud in their execrations as they now are in their bombast, and far more eighty thousand. In Illinois some' fifty-eight thousand Scandinavians are now sincere. One realizes here in the atmosphere of the canal interests how terrible residing, for the most part Swedes, of which almost one-half have settled in the results of this crash will be in France, and how grave an error the French Chicago. In Iowa there are some twenty thousand Swedes, and just as many government will find itself guilty of. These matters it is not within my province Norwegians ; in Kansas, twelve thousand, mostly Swedes ; in Nebraska, likewise io discuss, but the results here upon the Isthmus will in themselves aggregate twelve thousand Swedes ; in Wisconsin, fifty-seven thousand, mostly Swedes, and in one of the most disastrous calamities of the age. One can not but foresee

the Dakota two hundred and fifty thousand, of which the majority spring from Norway call which will be made upon the benevolence of the world for the relief of Minnesota, on the other hand, absorbed the highest Scandinavian immigration, the unhappy men, who, tempted to curse the seeming good fortune by which more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand Scandinavians residing in that they survived the majority of their comrades, will be left literally destitute in a State, an overwhelming majority of which are Norwegians. The Scandinavians foreign and desolate country.- Panama Correspondence in New York Tribune. have literally taken possession of whole counties in the Northwest

, and the ruling KINSHIP AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY ARABIA.—The earliest and universal blood

civilization there is entirely of the Scandinavian type, although moulded into a relation was in Arabia, as indeed in all primitive societies, kinship through the

better and more polished form. In Minnesota they play in politics, trade, and mother, the latter being considered the most sacred trust of every stock-group; and the grammatical rule that names of tribes, and consequently all collective nouns,


enfranchised population of Minnesota amounted to only eighty-eight are of feminine gender in Semitic languages, is the direct outcome of mother

thousand, while those of the voters born abroad reached one hundred and twentykinship. These old stock.groups of semale kinship were totem tribes, distinguished

three thousand, wherein is to be taken into account the fact that the foreign-born, from each other by a tribal or totem mark, an allusion to which is found in the

as a general rule

, possess more numerous facilities than the native-born. In only mark God set on Cain in order that no one of the same blood tie might kill him. The close etymological relationship between the words for “name

preponderate over the latter. In Minnesola, in every Congressional district, dhe

(Ilebrew shem, Arabic ism) and “ mark” (arabic warsin) also corroborates this theory.

naturalized citizens are in the ascendancy. In the first district they have the low The totem itself became, as many of the Arab stock-names derived from animals

est majority of votes

, that is, about three thousand; in the third, with thirteer thousand, the highest. As a rule, the Scandinavians are industrious, laborious, an

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honcst people. They hold more closely together than thie Germans, and are more Jefferson; and if you prefer a rural ruin, I can show you the cottage where Tom
docile than the Irish. Most of them devote themselves to agriculture, but there Moore slept when he came to visit Washington city and made poetry about the
are Scandinavian sailors on the great lakes, and several thousand mechanics of this Americans. If you love Dame Nature more than ruins, a moonlight drive will
race are employed on shore as carpenters and masons. In a Scandinavian family take you into the most romantic of nature's scenery, and there are views all about
everybody works. Even well-to-do farmers send their daughters to town as maid the District of Columbia which would be considered great sights if they were
servants.' Thousands of these girls have good reputations in Chicago as domestics located in Europe, and which people in Switzerland would think beautiful. -Cleve-
on account of their usefulness. One of the peculiarities of the Scandinavians con land Leader,
sists in the fact that the Swedes and Norwegians here hate each other bitterly,
even upon neutral ground. One can not offend a young Swedish woman more
than to inquire if she comes from Norway. She is then capable, despite her usual
sang froid, of replying by a rude retort. The Swedes, as a rule, are more slender

and tall than the Norwegians, who, like the Danes, are, on the average, of a
shorter and more thick-set stature. It is remarkable how quickly these children
of the North master the English language. In a short time they make considerable CLERICAL ABSENTEEISM.-The worst feature of the custom is that all the
progress in the knowledge of this tongue. From their pronunciation it can not be churches close and the ministers absent themselves at about precisely the same
at all discovered that one is conversing with people who have learned English time. Were ministerial absences divided throughout the year, and were churches,
here, and, possibly, not earlier than from two to four years back.- Translated whose summer attendance was diminished, to double up for the vacation months,
from the German for Public Opinion.

with one or two ministers always on hand, the evil would be less apparent. Yet A WATCHMAKER'S EPITAPH.-As one of the “ Curiosities of Literature” con

even then the trouble would not be wholly obviated. It is a strange interpretanected with watches, we may cite the following, which can be seen in the church

tạon of Scripture doctrine to suppose that there can ever be a truce in Christian yard at Lydford, Devonshire, England:

warfare. Tired sentinels may be temporarily relieved, but the watch on the walls “ Here lies in a horizontal position

of Zion must be kept without ceasing. Dropping metaphor, it is certain that no

other profession allows the protracted and simultaneous absence of its representa-
The outside case of

tives. There certainly is no reason why the ministers of small and healthful coun-
George Routledge, Watchmaker.
Integrity was the main-spring and prudence

try charges should annually run away from their people, most of whom stay at

home, because some fashionable city church is denuded of its congregation. But
the regulator of all the actions of his life;

the city sets the fashion to the country, and we fear that fashion, rather than neces-
Humane, generous and liberal,
His hand never stopped till he had relieved

sity, the love of recreation and physical exhaustion, drive the clergy to the haunts

of pleasure-seeking. As a class, they certainly do not work as hard as lawyers,

physicians, or merchants. Yet not one of these last, who has any regard for his So nicely regulated were his movements that

good name or business prospects, ever dreams of letting his affairs "slide" for
he never went wrong,

weeks. Is not the soul as important as worldly prosperity? Should there not be
Except when set a-going by people who did not
know his key;

equal common sense, saying nothing of conscience, among men who have pro-
Even then he was easily set right again.

fessedly responded to a divine call, and declared their life's work to be the rousing

of the unconcerned to the consideration of a better life; the encouragement of He had the art of disposing of his time so

self-sacrifice and the abandonment of self-indulgence? We hear much of the ma-

terialism of the present age, but, assuredly, many of those who are fighting it do
That his hours glided away in one continued
round of pleasure,

not display exceptional ardor or emulate the zeal of their predecessors. The pio

neers of Methodism took no long vacations, and, going back to the beginning, we Till in an unlucky moment his pulse

do not hear that the Apostles were given to recreating. St. Paul's enumeration of stopped beating.

his experiences includes strises and shipwrecks, but makes no mention of “much-
He ran down Nov. 14, 1801, aged 57,

needed rest,” except to suggest that he could not take it. Christ, it is true, called
In hopes of being taken in hand by his

the twelve to a desert place apart, but only to feed the multitudes. In short,
Thoroughly cleaned, repaired, wound up and

whether we study the Apostolic Church or the work of evangelists, missionaries,

and reformers in all ages, we find a masculine energy, and an unconquerable zeal set a-going,

strangely and sadly in contrast with the prevalent modern usage. In the world to come, when time shall be

The ministers are not altogether to blame, for their flocks have often set them no more.

- Exchange. an example and encouraged their adoption of it. But who are to be the leaders ENGLISH, IRISH, AND SCOTCH.-Looking at the population of the three king- and guides, the shepherds or the sheep?. Some religious statistics of Vermont, doms, it may easily be perceived that there is considerable difference among them presumably one of the most quiet and unconventional of States, have just been as to temperament. The Irish are gay, ardent; the Scotch are comparatively taken. It turns out that the Catholic priests in its borders do at least the same cool, steady, and cautious; the English are, perhaps, a fair average between the amount of work as five times their number of Congregational pastors. They are two. We remember that it was not inelegantly observed by a friend that an Eng not given to vacation-taking; at all events, their churches are never closed. Yet lishman thinks and speaks ; a Scotchman thinks twice before he speaks; and an we hear of no excessive mortality in their ranks. Is there not here an example Irishman speaks before he thinks.

worthy of imitation? Cincinnatians need not travel as far as Vermont to learn the A lady present added, A Scotchman thinks with his head, an Irishman with

lesson thus imparted. There has been a general stampede of their Presbyterian his heart.” This allusion to impulse operating more rapidly than deliberation is

ministers, and, we presume, of other Protestant pastors, also, while not a Catholic akin to Miss Edgeworth's remark that an Irishman may err with his head, never

church has been shut, even for repairs. There may be a difference in the situawith his heart; one truth, however, being that he obeys his heart, not always tion, for Catholic churches may have more priests to call upon than the independwaiting for the dictates of his head.

ent Protestant congregations, but the worldwide difference in efficiency ought not Some years ago there was a caricature very graphically portraying these grades

to exist. Any secular business, carried on as ecclesiastical affairs are often conof difference in the ardor of the three nations. An Englishman, an Irishman, and ducted, would soon end in bankruptcy. If our churches are weak, thinly ala Scotchman were represented as looking through a confectioner's window at a

tended, and slow of increase, the fault often lies much more with themselves than beautiful young woman who was serving in the shop. “Oh!” exclaims Mr. with the community. The outside world may be careless and positively wicked, Patrick,“ do let us be spending a half-crown with the dear crayture, that we may

but its moral level is certainly far above that of the heathenism conquered by the look at her convaniently and have a bit of a chat with her.” Yoù extravagant Apostles and their successors. dog,” said Mr. George, “ I'm sure one-half the money would do quite as well.

The real trouble with pastors and people is their lack of earnestness. It is easy But let us go in by ali means; she is a charming girl.” “ Ah! wait a wee!” in to apologize for their ways, for they are only following the fashion. If this is to terposed Mr. Andrew; “dinna ye ken it'll serve aur purpose equally weel to ask

be the rule of conduct, Paul should not have made a disturbance by preaching the bonnie lasssie to gie us twa sixpence for a shilling, and inquire where's Mr.

against the shrine-makers at Ephesus. He should rather have adapted himself to Thompson's house, and sic like? We're no hungry, and may as well save the

his surroundings and cried, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians !” We read of siller.—London Quarterly.

George Whitefield thinking himself a wretched invalid because he could preach

only four times a day; we follow Xavier and Judson in their toilsome labors in the WASHINGTON BY MOONLIGHT.-Washington by moonlight is wonderfully beauti far east; we recall the sufferings of Covenanters and Plymouth Pilgrims, and are ful. The moon tints to mellowness the rare old marble of the public buildings. sure they were thoroughly in earnest. Even when we dissent from their tenets · It takes away the rustiness of the tomb-like Treasury and puts life into the statues, we can not avoid recognizing their thorough integrity. When we contrast with The White House looks like a fairy palace under the rays of the moon, back in them the modern pastor sight-seeing in Europe, or gossiping on the hotel piazza among those old forest trees. And the State Department grows bigger and more with women whose husbands are hard at work in the hot and crowded city, we wonderful with its hundreds of columns when the electric light or the moon takes off are tempted to echo the mockery that proclaims “modern Christianity a civilized its newness. One of the prettiest buildings of Washington at night is the old Smith heathenism.” The verdict would be unjust, for the clergy of to-day, as a class, are sonian, and it does not take a bright imagination while looking at it to transport morally and intellectually above their predecessors. Unfortunately, in losing their one's self to the mediæval days of chivalry, and to wonder whether, after all

, he is bigotry they Irave lost their zeal also. As Hannibal's soldiers, while more than a looking at a structure made by new America, or at one of the well-preserved ruins match for the Romans on the battle-field, yielded to the delights of Capua, so our of France, or on the hills along the Rhine or the Danube. No matter what your modern pastors, in dropping their sectarian intolerance, have succumbed too much mood or your thought, you can find buildings here to suit it in your moonlight to the fashion of the world, which, we are told, passeth away. It is full time that walks. If you are fond of the classics and delight in old Athens, let me take you playing at church opening were at an end; that pastors should remember that to the front of the Patent Office and I can show you an exact reproduction of the their vows are more than mere forms, and that our leading city churches especially noted Parthenon there. If you want the old colonial days, stroll over to the Van should remember that the thousands and tens of thousands who can not take sumNess mansion, where Marcia Burns used to entertain Aaron Burr and Thomas mer vacations have moral, if not legal claims upon them. Eighteen centuries ago

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