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The New York World on Tuesday said editorially: "The nominationo: Mr. Cleveland would seem to be pretty well assured." It made the statement also that if Blaine shoulc be the republican candidate "the purpose to nomínate Cleveland wil be intensified. It will be regarded as a challenge that the Democrats cannot afford to decline." Something of the deep seated harmony existing in the Republican ranks this year may be seencropping out in little incidents. The train which carried the Republican delegation to Minneapolis and also Mr. Pingree and Mr. Rich was flooded with circulars bearing the heading "Pingree the Man, Rich Very Unpopular." What Mr. Rich thought when he first saw one of these will never be recorded. The Republican party often claims to be a temperance party. Like many of their claims, their temperance is probably for outside use only. The following little item from the Minneapolis correspondent of the Republican Detroit Journal will be entertaining reading to the real temperance Republicans who believe the superior sobriety of their party: W. C. Colburn, of Detroit, arrived late Friday afternoon and was astonished at the size of the bar in the West house. The counter upon one side is 90 feet long and upon the other 50 feet, with an annex in another room 30 feet long. At the 50-foot bar nothing but champagnes will be served. The price is $4 a quart bottle. At the other bars only straight liquors and beer will be dispensed. There are 40 bartenders on duty, but it is expected they will be too busy to prepare mixed drinks. The republicanshave been having a regular Kilkenny fight at the Minneapolis convention this week of unexampled bitterness. The fight was made more intense by the unexpected resignation of Secretary Blaine, last Saturday, in a very curt note, and its acceptance by the president in an equally curt note' which seemed to say, "Well, you've gone and I am glad of it." The fight in the convention has been to the death. The credentials committee, which was appointed Tuesday, did not report until last evening. A contest over the report followed, in which the Harrison men were victorious by a vote of 423 to 463. This victory on a preliminary skirmish may or may not be followed out on the balloting today. The most bitter talk }S being indulged in. The Blaine men carry a banner stating that Harrison will lose Indiana by 20,000. The Harrison men have no opprobrious terms too bitter to apply to Blaine. It's anybody's fight as yet, with a chance for a dark horse. If the Register has been correct in its utterances within the past two years, the laws regarding the closing of the saloons have not been enforced in this city, but on the contrary the saloons have run wide open after closing time. And yet, now, that the saloon keepers have petitioned that the closing hur be changed f rom 10:3o to 11 p. m.,and have agreed to remove all screens, and afford every passing citizen a sight at the bars after hours and on Sundays, so that it would be impossible to break the laws, the Register breaks out in a long tirade, the burden of which is contained in this question: "Can we afford to doublé the e vil effects of the liquor traffic by removing restrictions?" We do not care at present to go into the merits of the proposed ordinance. But we wish to ask candid thinkers if the Register's present course does not indicate that it had not adhered most strictly to the truth in its previous articles, and that its zeal to condemn a democratie administration had moved it to try to mislead its readers. Ifallowing the saloons to remain open half an hour longer would doublé the evils, it must be that they have been tightly closed hitherto. Miss Fannie Holden, of Duluth, Mina., arrived Monday to visit Mrs. F. C. Brown. Finding that Mrs. Brown is visiting at Sioux City, Ia.J she continued her journey to that place on Wednesday evenins;.


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