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ST. PAUL. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 1878.
I seived the Democratic party right.
They wanted to gobble up the whole country,
but were disappointed. It should teach
Ihem the lesson that enough is as good as a
THOSE who think that the election banners
weie overdiawn in the telegram sent on the
5th, should read the Minneapolis Mirror ar
tide elsewhere, stating "Down with St. Paul"
was the cry at the Minneapolis polls.
JOIIN KELLY says he is going to reorgan-
ise Tammany on a basis upon which it will
be stronger than ever befoie. Allow us to
suggest that the best way be can do so is to
leave John Kelly out of it altogether.
ILLINOISANS have to make a choice be
tween two evils next winter. The only can
didates for the Senate from that State are
Dick Oglesby and Duty-work Logan.
Whichever they take, they will wish they had
chosen the other.
TUB New York Herald hoists the name of
Samuel J. Tilden for Governor of tha State
next fall. I thinks he will make a good
run, and that he will impiove his Presidential
prospects thereby. Bui Sammy doesn't take
kindly to the idea, and will probably put his
Presidential veto upon the scheme.
WADE HAMPTON has been spoken of as a
possible candidate for the Presidency on the
Democratic ticket. has, however, for
feited all claim upon the office by being
thrown from a mule. Any man having deal
ings with a mule can have no claim for con
sideration at the hands of the Democratic
AN investigation of the cipher dispatches
by Congiess is mooted. If Congress has
nothing better to do than to go on a wild
goose chase we have no objections. AH the
investigation these matters deserve has been
made by the newspapeis. They have served
their purpose as campaign 1001 backs, and
will be heard of no more foiever.
A COMMUNIST who died in St. Louis re
cently left his estate of twelvo thousand dol
lars to be divided among members of the
socialistic organization, thus giving, aa he
said, a practical exhibition of the faith that
was in him. I is noticeable, however, that
he held on to the cash as long as ho could,
and surrendered it only when it would do
him no fuither aeivice.
JUD GE HOADLIT, of Cincinnati, is at Wash-
ington on supieme comt business. says
that the result of the election suits him, and
that the Democratic party has received the
chastening it needed. thinks now that
tie Democratic paity will unite their differ
ences, and be stronger than ever. Although
no chastening at the first seameth joyous bat
giievous, we presume Judge Hoadley is right.
At any rate, we'll go to work straightening
out matteis, and by the time the next elec
tion rolls around we will try to deserve suc
cess, and win it, too.
Tax fact that the California unit is needed
by both paities to help out in case of an
election for President being thrown into the
Forty-sixth Congress will hare a bearing on
the tone in which the Chinese question will
be henceforward debated by the Congres
sional solons. Th question of Chinese im
migration promises to be a leading one this
winter, and upon it may depend California's
vote. Foi tunately for the Democratic party,
it early took ground against the importation
of the Chinese, and unless the Kepublicans
succeed in making a flop in time, they will
be left badly in the lurch.
THE Kepublicans of Missouri are in a bad
way. They entrusted their affairs to their
central committee, and find, when it is too
late, that they have been sold out. The can
didates who allowed their names to be used
on the ticket find that the money thev con
tributed "'for the good of the cause" has
been misappropriated. Men who paid the
most find that the tickets were printed with
out their names, and the charge is openly
made that members traded ff the party
nominees for a small consideration. 'Tis
ever thus, especially in St. Louis, where po
litical fealty is secondary to personal gain.
The efforts of Mr. Donnelly's St. Paul organ
to ease the terrific fall of itself and candidates
on Tuesday last by assailing Gen. Washburn as
a "timber thief," only provokes contemptuous
laughter from all parties. No man in this or
any other State is more wholly free from any
damaging complications in regard to cutting
timber ou government lands than W. D. Wash
burn.Bill Kiny tn P. P. on Sunday.
The trite saying that "a guilty conscience
needs no accuser," is very appropriate in
this case. Th GLO BE has had nothing
whatever to say since election of Washburn's
timber peculations. That they exist we have
no doubt, but if a constituency choose to
elect a horse thief to Congress, the House
will consider that he is adapted to represent
the people who sent him and not interfere.
Mr. Washburn is to be unseated upon the
charge of bribery and fraudulent voting. We
are not bothering about such trifles as steal
ing pine at present.
THE report of the pension agent shows
some of the salutary results of the legisla
tion of the last Congress. An investigation
into irregularities in the service, which was
much inveighed against by the Republican
press, and which cost $38,235.80, resulted
in a saving of $402,095.95 through the dis
covery or fraudulent claims and crooked
practices on the part of pension agents. Th a
consolidation of the agencies has resulted in
the saving of $142,000, while the claims of
pensioners have been more promptly paid.
The ct mmissioner devotes considerable space
to the claim agency system, and to an ex
planation of the act of Congress of June 20
1878, reducing the claim agents' fee from
$25 to $10, and changing the plan of collec
tion so as to have agents collect their own
fees instead of having them collected by the
government through the pension agencies.
The commissioner approves of the act, and
is of opinion that it will gTeatly benefit both
honest claimants and the government. This
is a fair sample of what Democratic legisla
tion will do tor the government in its every
department. 'FRAUD VITIATES THIS CONTRACT."
The contest which is about to be made for
Mr. Washburn's seat is one in which all
honest men are interested. It is a contest
to determine whether there is any such thing
as the purity of the ballot box. I is to de
termine whether a community shall be al
lowed to cast their unbiased vote, or whether
they shall be overridden by the use of money.
We do not believe there is one fair, candid
man in the State of Minnesota who will not
say that without the use of money, Wash
burn would have been overwhelmingly de
feated. That he is defeated now by the le
gal voters of the district is beyond qnestion,
and his seeming majority comes solely from
bought, imported, and entirely bogus votes.
The use of money is the great demoraliz
ing agency of our political system, and while
it cannot be entirely abrogated when a man
notoriously purchases an office, every good
citizen is interested in his exposure and pun
ishment. Four years ago this district and
State was thoroughly demoralized by Bill
King's campaign. The history of that is too
well known to need repetition here. This
year Mr. Washburn deliberately entered upon
a caieer of corruption and rascality.
began at the beginning, and, having
secured an early convention by a tiick,
sent men out through the district to buy up
the Eepublican piimaries. This was done
in the most shameful and shameless man
ner, and Dr. Stewart,who steadily refused to
use money, was slaughtered. Having bought
the norr mation he proceeded to purchase
an election. His career for the past three
months has been notorious and infamous.
Everywhere that there was supposed to be a
venal Democrat or a corrupt .Republican he
was approached with offers of money for his
vote. This conduct has been a matter of
common conversation and notoriety among
Kepublicans. It was regarded so much as a
matter of com so that but little attempt was
uiade to conceal it, and men who changed
front explained themselves to their friends
by stating that they had been paid by Wash
burn for so doing.
The contest which Mr. Washburn
will have to face is not in be
half of Mr. Donnelly, or the Demo
cratic party. I is for the purity of the bal
lot box and the preservation of our institu
tions. If it becomes acknowledged that no
poor man, no matter what his ability, can
obtain a public position, it will bea sorry day
for the republic. It that is acknowledged,
it turns our public rulers over to dishonest
profligates, who have but to steal, wrong,
and debauch the people to receive any
place. Th Third Minnesota district stands
to-day as the worst debauched of any in the
country. Foitunately the law gives a rem
edy, and the corruptionist whe thus poisons
a community can be deprived of the fruits of
his villainous course. That is what is pro
posed to be done in Mr. Washburn's case.
If he is innocent, he should court the in
quiry as a means of vindication.
That this matter may be tested, we again
invite all parties having information to for
ward to the Democratic committee or to the
GLOBE, names of those who can, if they will,
testify to the corruption of tha late cam
paign. Th source of all information fur
nished will be regarded as confidential when
Beaconsfield has been heard touching
the Eastern question. His utterances are
not very perspicuous, but nevertheless they
afford a very good idea of the policy of the
British government so far as it relates to the
complications that have recently arisen in
Turkey. O this point the Earl is very
emphatic. believes that the treaty of
Berlin covers the whole ground, and an
nounces that the government of Great
Britain proposes to abide by that instru
ment and to insist upon its fulfillment to
the letter. Th fact that two-thirds of the
requirements of the treaty have thus far
been obeyed, although the limitation of time
has not nearly expired, shows that there is a
general disposition among the powers to con
form to the provisions of the treaty. Th
powers that are backward, however, are Rus
sia and Turkey, and on this point Beacons
field is ominously silent. Hi assertion,
however, that England proposes to stand
upon the treaty and to permit of no modifi
cation or amendment of the instrument, will
set at rest the rumors that a convention is
arranged for that purpose.
It is very easy to see the reasons on which
Beaconsfield bases his position. is con
scious that by the transaction England has
gained immeasurable advantages. These
advantages, he fears, might be endangered
in case of a revision of the treaty, and he
proposes to run no such risks. dwells at
considerable length upon the importance of
Cyprus and the Asiatic concessions in a mili
tary point of view, and these, certainly, are
not to be disparaged. endanger these
interests would be foolhardy, and the pre
mier has wisely concluded that as England
has nothing to gain and might possibly lose
everything by a revision of the treaty, the
treaty must not be revisedat least while
the present ministry remains in power.
The policy of England in the East has
been, according to Beaconsfield, to prevent
the fatal supremacy of any individual state
on the Mediteranean. Th policy of Eng
land has been, according to the light shed
by past events, to create the supremacy of
England on the Mediterranean. Disguise
it though he may Great Britain is really
the controlling power in the affairs of the
East. He influence is potent everywhere,
and is only disputed by her old-time enemy,
Russia. And herein lies the bone of conten
tion. If England's influence was less pow
erful, Russia would be at rest.
To break the power of England
Russia is now in a ferment and is la
boring to prevent the execution of the pro
visions of the treaty of Berlin. Russia's
quarrel is not now with Turkey, but with
England. Th czar and his counsellors rec
ognize the fact that if the treaty is carried
out to the lettei England will have attained
a supremacy fatal to Russian ambition. I
has been, in fact, Beaconsfield's policyand
he has succeeded admirably in carrying it
outto permit no individual states on the
Mediteranean to attain a dangerous suprem
acy. has obviated that danger by taking
supremacy himself for England.
Of the correctness of the premier's decla
ration as to the impossibility of successfully
invading India, no one will take issue. These
possessions are intrenched against any in
vasion. Th most significant part of his re
marks has already been alluded tothe de
termination of the British government to
permit of no revision of the treaty of Ber
lin. This may be considered as the British
ultimatum. If Russia shall insist upon
violating the provisions of that treaty Bhe
must expect to encounter the army and navy
of Great Britain in battlj array. If she
consents to fulfill her covenant to
the letter she must forego all claims to a
commanding influence in the affairs of the
East. Whichever horn of the dilemma she
takes, she will get the worst of it.
The card of Mr. Purcoll, the chairman of
the Democratic State committee of New
York, a brief summary of which was pub
lished in the GLOBE of yesterday, is a some
what remarkable document. Mr. Purcell
assumes that the New York Tribune's inter
pretations of the cipher dispatches alleged to
have passed between Mr. Tilden and his
agents in South Carolina and Florida are
genuine, and that the Democratic party is
responsible for them and suffered in the re
cent elections because of a belief among the
people that the Democrats as a body indorsed
the presumed attempt of Mr. Tilden to cor
rupt the Presidential electors of the two
States named. Th GLOB E, while emphat
ically expressing the belief that the pretend
ed explanation of the cipher dispatches does
not in the least degree compromise the per
sonal or political integrity of Mr. Tilden,
wishes to say that Mr. Tilden is not the
Democratic party, and that the Democratic
party is not responsible for whatever acts he
has performed. It furthermore wishes to
say that the Tammany ring of the Demo
cratic party of New York city, which Mr.
Purcell represents, is not the Democratic
party, and that the Democratic party is not
responsible for the acts of the Tammany
Democracy except so far as it carries out the
The loss of several members of Congress
from New York is, we believe, a calamity.
There is no disguising the fact. Bu we re
gard the defeat of the Tammai.y and the
Tilden factions as a blessing, even
though the first results may seem
to be adverse. Neither faction can
claim to be Democratic, for the
reason that neither seeks th9 good of the
whole people but of some particular
individual. Th Tilden faction no doubt
conspired with the Republicans to de
feat the Tammany nomination s. Tammany
would have done the same thing to defeat
the nominations of the Tilden faction. Now
that both factions are defeated we have
reason for congratulation.
We most emphatically protest against the
Democratic party being held responsible for
Mr. Tilden's acts, whether they may have
been good or ill. W also protest against
the Democratic party being fathered with
the sins of Tammany. Th principles of
the Democracy are well understood, and so
far as persons or organizations further those
principles we have no fault to find with
them. Bu when the party machinery is
used for the purpose of furthering this
or that man's ambition, to the detriment of
the interests of the whole people, the parties
who use it prove themselves undemocratic.
The proposed investigation of the cipher
dispatches by Congress cannot affect the
character or the status of the Democratic
party, no matter how it may result. If it
shall bo shown that Tilden was privy to the
dispatches laid at his door, and that the in
terpretation of them given ia correct, it will
compromise Mr. Tilden, but not the Demo
cratic party. The Democratic party is strong
in principle, and can live down the evil acts
of any of its members. I rejoices in the
downfall of Tammany, recognizing the fact
that Tammany has done more than any
other organization to bring it into disrepute.
It can rejoice in the downfall of Tilden,
because there is a suspicion among the
masses of the party that he would
bend the party, its policy and its
principles, to his own advantage. The
party has in the past survived many hostile
organizations, both within and without it.
It has lived down the bad name that indi
vidual members have given it, and is to-day
strong in the affections of the people. Th
Democratic party is, in short, the party of
the people. I has Jjeen occasionally be
trayed it has been often misrepresented by
those who have been chosen to bear its
standard, but it is to-day rock-rooted, moun
tain-buttressedthe same unyielding foe to
monopolies that it always was the same un
faltering champion of the rights of the peo
ple. Of its future there can be but one pre
diction. If republican governmenta gov
ernment of the people, for the people and by
the peopleis to be maintained, the Demo
cratic party will bear the standard and win
the day. If the poople are to be betrayed,
the Democratic party will go by the board,
but in its death-throes will protest in favor
of free governmentin favor of the right of
man to govern himself.
THE Hennepin county Democracy are
buried, locally speaking, very deep, and
they deserve it. If they had stood up boldly
and fought Mr. Washburn they would have
saved a portion of their local ticket, and
certainly defeated the titman in the district.
His defeat at the polls would have BO da
moralized the Republicans that another
year the Democrats would have made a clean
sweep of the county. I will now be a long
time before Hennepin county will elect a
Democrat to a local office. X.&
The Paris municipality has now to decide
whether or not it will purchase the Trocadero
building for $600,000, and on its decision de
pends in part the fate of the structure in the
Ohamp de Mars.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING/NOVEMBER 12, 1CT8.
CHAMBEE OF COMMERCE.clining
Minnesota's Route to the SeaAn Invita
tion to all take Cities to Participate in
a Commercial Convention Here Next
MonthDelegates to the Chicago Trade
The chamber of commerce held its weekly
session yesterday morning, the Hon
Sibley in the chair. Th first matter which
came up was the report of the special com
mittee on fixing a time and place for hold
ing a State convention of all the chambers
of commerce relative to the improvement of
the harbor of Duluth.
The Hon. Rice made the report as
follows: Mr. President:
The committee to whom was referred the
subject of improving the Duluth harber, re
commend the adoption of the following:
Resolved. That it is of the utmost importance
to the industries of this State, as well as of the
country at large, that the benefits of open mar
kets and cheap transportation should be se
cured at the earliest practical period, and
WHEBEAS, All that is wanting to give
for ocean sized vessels an open and free water
way from Minnesota to the sea is the improv
ing of the harbor of Duluth, so that such ves
sels can feely enter the same.
Therefore, be it further
Resolved, That for the purpose of considering
the subject and takine such steps as will aid in
its speedy accomplishment, that a convention
be held in this city on Wednesday, Dec. 18th,
and that invitations be extended to all cities,
towns and districts in this State and in the
neighboring States and Territories, and to all
parties interested in the commerce of the great
lakes, the Erie canal and the Hudson river, to
send, delegates to said convention.
Resolved, That the president of the chamber
appoint, with power to act, a committee on in
vitation, arrangements, and statistics.
H. M. RICE, Chairman.
Mr. Banning expressed the opinion that
the date as reported was too soon.
Mr. Rice on the other hand held that due
preparations had to be made to present the
matter to the legislature. If held later the
holidays would interfere, and the legislature
met in January, which necessitated some
action in December, so that the matter could
be presented in shape for their considera
The report as submitted was unanimously
THB CHICAGO OOMMEEOIAL CONVENTION.
Inquiry was made of the president whom
he had appointed as delegates to the com
mercial convention holden in Chicago this
The president thereupon read out several
names, and stated he had appointed them to
represent St. Paul subject to their accept
ance and the endorsement of the meeting.
Various excuses were offered by the ap
pointees, and finally the matter resolved
itself into a general declination by all
The members of the chamber then took
up the affair, and severally suggested names.
Mr. Hall's name was suggested, and
he was unanimously elected.
Col. John X. Davidson was requested to
serve and accepted.
A. Castle was named and signified a
willingness to go.
D. Noyes was elected a delegate.
Mr. Wilson was named and elected.
Mr. Driscoll would like that the president
of the chamber be one of the delegates.
believed that he would better represent the
city than any one else. This motion was
unanimously seconded, and the motion pre
vailed with enthusiastic unanimity.
Mr. Banning asked what the object of the
Chicago convention was.
Gen. Sanborn explained that the matter of
interest to Minnesota was the extension of
the North Pacific route.
Mr. Banning contended that in no sense
of the word was Chicago favorable to that
extension. It would be a tributary to the
lake trade through Lake Superior, and it was
the policy of Chicago to dry up Lake Su
perior if possible.
Mr. Lee observed that Mr. Banning's re
marks showed the importance of sending
delegates to the Chicago convention. Men
of clear heads and good judgment should
be sent as representatives. If Chicago
meant to dry up Lake Superior, St. Paul
should be there to see. (Laughter.)
The PresidentFor that Yery reason the
chair had appointed Mr. Lee as a delegate.
Mr. Lee disavowed the ability, etc., and
further stated that it was impossible for him
Mr. W Wilson volunteered to go.
Mr. Castle moved that Senator McMillan
be added to the committee. Carried.
Col. John X. Davidson stated his willing
ness to serve, but disclaimed any great knowl
edge of the subject. would vote all right.
As to the delegation, he believed that no one,
except the editors, were fully acquainted with
the merits of the matter.
The president stated he would attend if
Several members urged the Hon M.
Rice to go, but the gentleman stated it
would be impossible for him to attend.
On motion Mr. Banning was placed on
the committee, but he peremptorily declined,
owing to sickness.
Mr. Lee moved that ex-Senator Ramsey
be requested to serve on the delegation.
On motion of Mr. Sanborn, the chamber
pledged itself to assume all expenses of the
Mr. Banning stated that not long since the
chamber had been presented with a series of
maps showing the railway system of Canada.
He moved that the same be framed and
hung up for reference in the chamber.
The president then announced the list of
delegates as follows:
Senator McMillan, ex-Senator Ramsey,
P. Hall, A. Castle, R. Noyes, W.
Wilson, and President Sibley.
The president announced the committee
on invitations, etc., for the State convention
on the harbor of Duluth, as follows:
Messrs. Rice, Banning, Drake, McClung,
Rhodes, James Smith, Jr., and Gen. John
WHO DID IT?
A Little Article it Will Be a Good Plan to
Keep for Future Reference.
[Bill King's Minneapolis Morning Paper, Nov. 9.]
Too much credit cannot be given to the
sterling old-line, hard-money Democrats of
this district for their attitude in the recent
Congressional contest. I was their votes
which saved this district and their party the
disgrace of electing the pestiferous little
Nininger de-nagogue to Congress. I is~safe
to estimate that not less than 2,500 Demo
crats voted against him, or cast a blank vote
on Congress. Of the 3,500 majority against
him in Minneapolis, not less than 1,500 were
cast by Democrats, as is evident by a com
parison with the average Republican and
Democratic vote of Minneapolis. Of the
1,6C0 votes cast against him in Ramsey
county, at least 200 must have been cast by
Democrats while 436 Democrats in St. Paul,
who would not vote for Washburn, refused
to accept the shameful alternative of voting
for Donnelly. This fact is distinctly revealed
in the following comparison of the total vote
for the candidates for State auditor and for
For State auditor....." 254
For Congressman 5818
Which represents the number of Democrats
who repudiated Donnelly and would not vote
for the Republican candidate. W have in
these two counties at least 2,100 Democratic
votes either cast directly for Washburn, as
most of them were, or withheld from Don
nelly. I may be safely estimated that there
were not less than 400 Democrats in the rest
of the district who either voted for Wash
burn, directly, or indireotly aided him by de-
to vote for Donnelly. Old line Dem
ocrats, the Democrats who are such not only
in name, but in principle, are entitled to the
full credit of having rescued this" district and
the State of Minnesota from the degradation
of bein,? misrepresented in Congress by the
most unprincipled political adventurer its
limits, and of having saved their party from
the perils of a victory which would have
damned it with dishonor and saddled
it with an incubus that would have
been ten times worse than defeat.
While the Republican party is indebted to
the conservative Democrats of this district
for the election of the Republican candi
date, it is in no proper sense a Republican
triumph. It is a victory of the sober virtue
and intelligence of both parties over the ig
norance and follies of both of the sound
conservative instincts of society over the el
ements of public disorder of the healthy
moralities of politics over its unbridled li
centiousness of all that is represented by a
man of character and probity and sober
judgment on one side over all that is repre
rented by an unscrupulous charlatan on the
other. Fo that victory this district the
Democrats, who broke away from the pow
erful restraints of party discipline to vote for
the Republican candidate, or at least to re
repudiate the decrees of the convention
which dishonored their party in its disgrace
ful nomination, and who preferred defeat to
success on such ruinous conditions, deserve
far more credit than the Republicans who
simply voted with their party and floated
with the current of their political sympa
IS THIS ACCUSATION TKUE?
A Wife Charges Her Husband With Hurtl
ing Her to OeatliWhat Startled the Oc
cupants of a Mulberry-Street Tene
ment- House on Sunday Afternoon- -Mrs.
McGloine Found Wrapped in Flames in
|New York Star.J
On Sunday afternoon, about the time that
many thousands were on their way to church,
smoke was seen to escape through the cracks
of the door of the fourth-story back room in
the large five-story brick tenement-house No.
115 Mulberry street, a few doors north of
Canal street. Th house is crowded from
top to bottom with tenants, who were quick
ly aroused. Th greatest confusion prevailed
for a while mothers running through the
building seeking their children, while others
hastily began collecting their scanty stock of
household effects for instant removal.
A few of the more cool-headed of the men
rushed to the room from which the smoke
was issuing, and soon secured an entrance.
Inside they were confronted with a frightful
sight. Reclining upon the bed lay a woman,
wrapped like a mummy in the folds of the
bed-clothing, which was rapidly becoming a
sheet of flame. Th first man who entered
the room called to her to jump out of the
bed and run, as he himself feared to ap
proach the bed. She lay perfectly still, how
ever, only moaning in reply. Other persons
came in with water in pails, which was freely
poured over the slowly-roasting woman,
'the flames extinguished, she was recognized
as Mrs. Mary McGloine, wife of the tenant
of the room. She was carried into the hall
and placed upon some sheets, where she lay
in the greatest agony.
When the singed clothing had been re
moved from the woman's body it was found
that her fLsh had been literally roasted in
many parts of her body. As soon as Mrs.
McGloine had recovered sufficiently to speak
she charged her husband, Jas McGloine,
with tying her up in the bed-clothes, pouring
kerosene oil upon them, and after setting
them on fire with some paper, locking the
door and leaving her to her fate. She fur
ther said that during the morning her hus
band, in a quarrel with her, had so bruised
and beaten her that she was compelled to
take to bed. After this he swore that he
would murder her and burn the house. Th
woman's face bore evidence of ill-treatment,
she having a black eye and various severe
Upon the arrival of the officers, who had
been summoned, Mrs. McGloine was carried
back into her room until the arrival of an
ambulance, when she was taken to St. Vin
cent's hospital, where she died yesterday
morning. The child of the couple, a boy
some 5 years old, corroborated his mother's
story regarding the tragedy, but in after con
versations, either from fright or fear, he con
tiadicted himself in several particulars.
Sergt. Wade, of the fourteenth precinct,
sent out officer Gohl to secure McGloine, the
tenants of the house having failed to dis
cover his whereabouts. After a short search
the officer found his man in a saloon on
Mulberry street enjoying himself with some
companions. was first locked up in the
station-house and afterward conveyed to the
The prisoner, James McGloino, is an Irish
man, about forty years of age, and a laborer
by occupation. Of a heavy build, with a
short black beard covering his sullen coun
tenance, his appearance is not of a prepos
sessing nature. I answer to questions put
to him he acknowledged having quarreled
with his wife in the morning, but charges
that she was in the habit of getting drunk
and of pawning her clothing for liquor. On
the afternoon in question he claimed that
she had taken one of her dresses, and, dis
posing of it in her usual way, spent the pro
ceeds in liquor, and came home very much
the worse for it. And she lay down in the
bed, he went to the saloon to get some beer
with friends, and while there he saw people
running toward his house, whereupon he
followed and was arrested. Here his story
differs from the officers, who found him in
Other tenants of the house state that, al
though the McGloines had only been living
there for about three weeks, they were
known to quarrel every day, and on Sunday
morning the cries of the woman were heard
all over the building.
Coroner Croker committed McGloine with
out bail to await the inquest on the wife's
body, which will be held in a few days.
A DA O THBIJLMNG EXCITEMENT.
Forty Men Who Clung to the Masts of a
Sunken Vessel for Fourteen Sours.
[Detroit Post. 1
The four-masted barge Rutter went down
unexpectedly on Thursday night about a
half a mile from the lake shore, having forty
men on board. I the storm at daylight the
men were seen clinging to the masts. They
wtre evidently fast growing benumbed, and
every minute the waves broke over them.
Not a tug in the Ludington harbor wouid
venture out. Th storm was terrific. Final
ly Captain Kendrick offered to make an at
tempt. a went out in a government tug,
towing a life-boat. Occasionally neither
craft could be seen. The crew from the
life saving station at Point au Sable arrived
at this time and tried to shoot a line over
the vessel from a mortar. Th whole morn
ing passed. At two o'clock in the afternoon
the life-boat succeeded in shooting along
side the masts and seven men dropped safe
ly in. The life-boat then came ashore like
a rocket, and hundreds upon hundreds of
men bore her through the fsurf. Captain
Morgan's life saving crew then started out
after the other thirty-three men on the
wreck, but it seemed of no avail. Every
time the life-boat missed its mark and was
driven ashore. Just at sundown another
start was made, the line fell safely in frozen
kands, and one after one the worn-out men
crawled over the boat's side, to the joy of
the great throng of men, women and chil
dren who blackened the beach for miles.
At the funeral of a Cincinnati man, who had
been barely able to eara the necessaries of life
for his family, there was a band ef music
twenty carriages, pall bearers wearing many
yards of crape, a profusion of flowers and a
heavily plated casket. A rusty sign of "wash-
-j! sljiy^pj^ *S.
A. Taylor, of Hudson, was in the city
Wheat 81, 73 and 60 cents. Receipts light
Isaac Staples is erecting another wind
mill on his farm, to pump water.
Mrs. Ellen Foster is expected to deliver a
few temperance lectures in this city ere
Sullivan & Powers yesterday erected a
handsome and attractive sign over their car
riage works on Second street.
There will be a sociable at the residence
of Matt. Clark, Thursday evening, for the
benefit of the Episcopal church fund.
W. C. West, paymaster on the St. Paul &
Duluth road, was in the city yesterday dis
tributing cash among the employes of the
The proprietors of the Stillwater Mills
have placed a cloth sign on the front of the
mill informing farmers that Lost Nation
wheat is not receivable there.
There will bea festival Thursday, Nov.
28, at the German Catholic school-house un
der the auspices of the ladies of St. Michael's
parish. A cordial invitation ia extended.
The Stillwater & Taylors Falls road yester
day shipped 800 barrels of flour and eight
car loads of lumber, and received ten car
loads of merchandise for Stillwater firms.
Johnny Mueller returned yesterday from
Worthington, where he has been since
March, breaking his farm. has 100
acres broke and ready for cultivation in the
spring. Young man go West.
Shepard Bros.' bulletin board on Main
street exhibits the result of the calculations
of a certain Stillwater mathematician on the
vote for Congressman in the Third district:
"Donnelly elect'd by 800 majority. Down
with the kettle."
Mike Leonard drunk. Sentence suspend
ed, and advised to leave the city.
L. M. Perkins disturbing the peace.
Fined $ 5 and costs, and on non-payment
was committed for eight days.
The execution against the Messenger was
argued and submitted yesterday. Decision
Myron Gage was on trial yesterday for as
sault and battery on one Anna Fosberg,
complainant. Assault committed in the
town of Afton.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BEARD.
How Little Kew York Girl Persuaded
Him to Let it Grow.
Mr. John Carrol Power, the custodian of
the Lincoln monument at Springfield, 111.,
and author of a Life of Lincoln, has con
tributed to a Chicago paper some interest
ing correspondence, including a letter from
Mrs. Grace Bedell Billings, formerly of New
York, but now a resident of Kansas, describ
ing how, as a child of 13 years, she wrote to
Mr. Lincoln during the political campaign
of 1860, and advised him to permit his beard
to grow. She says:
"We were at that time residing at West
field, N Y. My father, who was a stanch
Republican, brought one day to mewho
followed in his foot-steps' and was a zealous
champion of Mr. Lincolna pictme of 'Lin
coln and Hamlin,' one of those coarse, ex
aggerated likenesses which it seems to be
the fate of our long-suffering people to have
thrust before them in such contests. You
are familiar with Mr. Lincoln's physiog
nomy, and remember the high forehead over
those sadly pathetic eyes, th,e angular lower
face, with the deep-cut lines about the
mouth. As I regarded the picture I said to
my mother: 'He would look better if he
wore whiskers, and I mean to write and tell
him so.' She laughingly assented, and I
proceeded to give him my name, age, place
of residence, my views of his fitness for the
Presidency, opinion of his personal appear
ance, and that I thought it would be much
improved if he would cultivate whiskers,
adding, as an inducement, that if he would,
I would try my best to coax my two Demo
cratic brothers to cast their votes for him.
In my heart of hearts I feared that this
rather free criticism might give offense, and
so tried to soften the blow by assuring him
that I thought the "rail fence around his
picture looked real pretty,' and ended by
asking him if he had no time to answer my
letter to allow his little girl to reply for him.
I remember well one particular, the address:
'It burns withm my memory yet:' 'The
Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.' When I con
fided to a sister that I had written to Mr.
Lincoln, she expressed a doubt as to whether
I had addressed it correctly. To prove that
I had, I rewrote the address and handed it
to her for inspection. I was laughed at until
I was speedily reduced to a more 'humble'
frame of mind than Dickens' Uriah Heep
ever dieamed of. His anxiety at that time
must have bean intense. But, amid all the
care and turmoil of his life ha found time to
answer the letter of a child. I am obliged
to depend upon my memory for Mr. Lin
coln's leply, for although the original letter
is still in my possession, it is at my home in
Delphos, Kan. I think, however, I can give
it to you intact, as I have read it many times:
SPRLNGFIELD, 111., Oct. 19, 1860.
Miss Gracie Bedell:
MrDEAK LITTLE MISS: Your very agreeable
letter is received many thanks for it. I regret
the necessity of saying I have no little girls. I
have three sons, one 17, one 9, and one 7 years of
age they, with their mother, constitute my
whole family. As to the whiskers, having
never worn any, do you not think people might
call it a piece of silly affectation if I should
begin wearing them now? Your very sincere
friend, A. LLWOLN.
"Nevertheless, my suggestion was not
despised, as you are aware, nor was the cir
cumstance forgotten, as, after his election,
he inquired of Hon. G. W. Patterson, who
accompanied him on his trip from Spring
field to Washington, and whose residence
was also at Westfield, if he knew a family
bearing the name of Bedell. Mr. Patterson
replying in the affirmative, Mr. Lincoln men
tioned that he had received a letter from a
little girl, "advising me to wear whiskers, as
she thought it would improve my looks, and
you see I have followed her suggestion.'
said, further, that the character of the letter
was so unlike the many which he was daily
receiving, some asking official influence,
others for office, and many threatening as
sassination should he be elected, that it was
a relief and a pleasure to receive it. When
the train reached Westfield, Mr. Lincoln
made a short speech from the platform of
the car, and concluded by saying that he had
'a little correspondent at Westfield called
Grace Bedell, and if she were present he
should like to see her. I was present, but
the crowd was so great that I had neither
seen nor heard the speaker, but a friend
helped me forward, and Mr. Lincoln stepped
down to the platform where I stood, shook
hands and kissed me, saying, as he touched
his beard, 'You see I let these whiskers grow
for you, Grace shook my hands again
cordially, and re-entered the cars, and that
was the last I ever saw of this hero and mar
tyr. That he did not forget me I received
occasional assurances, though small woulu
have been the wonder had I been forgotten
in those dreadful days whieh followed."
The government of Victoria, Australia, con
templates making 900 miles of new railroad,
although the revenue of the colony last year
showed a decline. Inasmuch as there are
thousands in the colony craving work, railroad
extension is probably a politic measure of the
present time but Australian colonies
K*.w v.~^, ~u .these
ing and ironing" waa conspicuous on the aide *r* with one or two exceptionsU, accumulatinsg
of the dead man's house. enormous debts.
ura auwjUI colonie
Apostle Murphy thinks of making bia home
in Troy, N. Y.
Mrs. Morton, widow of the late Senator Mor
ton, ia dangerously ill.
Gen. David D. Colton, the San Francisco
millionaire, bequeathed his entire estate to hi
Talmage now draws better than Beecher. and
lacks only a scandal to make him BeecherWc
Col. Payne, who rode with Mosby during the
war, is an applicant for the position of secre
tary of New Mexico.
Col. Crofton, of Fort Lincoln, has been or
dered to Fort Lincoln with the band and head
quarters of the 17th infantry.
A Baltimore paper hears a rumor that Weston,
the alleged pedestrian, has been engaged by a
restaurant farm in Paris to pursue aid lasso
"Vigilance," is still the watohword in Reno,
Nevada. The citizen* tarred and feathered
another immoral young man, Alfred Howard,
No liquor licences are now granted in New
Haven, and some of the barroom proprietors
issue keys to their regular customers. That's
The loss by the yellow fever, through the de
struction of crops by neglect, stoppage of
trade, and minor causes, is estimated at
Miss Emma Roderick, the Rochester, New
York, prima donna, who has been in Paris for
the last three years, has begun a three years'
starring tour in Europe.
Col. John M. Wilson, who has administered
the army's engineering affairs in the tar North
west for two years past, has left Portland for
Washington, where he will hereafter rewde.
Windsor Castle is being made ready for the
approaching marriage of the Duke of Con
naught, which will take place about the mid
dle of February. They Connaught get ready
before that time.
The next emperor of Japan, in response to a
pressure of enlightened public opinion, iB like
ly to be a monogamist. The present emperor
has a sultana and a dozen queens besides.
Japanned queen's ware.
George Fessler concluded that the shortest
way across was the quickest way round. Fess
ler, former treasurer of Stark county, Ohio
stole 30,000 of the public money. He walked
into court at Canton on Monday and made a
clean breast of it.
Tbe men most honored by the awards of the
Paris exhibition, are recognised as hard work
ing, capable, useful men at home, heads of col
leges, mechanics, artisans, manufacturers, in
ventors, artists, scientists, and civil and me
The crown princess of Germany has come to
the high honor of having one of her water-color
drawings engraved. It is a picture of a dead
or dying soldier, tended by his wife, and was
the work of the young lady while she was only
princess royal of Britain.
Five men robbed a stage coach near Fort Lar
amie about two weeks ag. Two of them have
been shot dead by pursuers, two of them have
been hanged by lynchers, and the survivor baa
fled the Territory. Robbing stage coaches is a
favorite method of suicide on the frontier.
Pusey Anthony Peer, a negro, has obtained a
verdict of $925 against the managers of the
Arch street theatre. Philadelphia. He and his
wife bought tickets for orchestra seats, but
were refused admission. They insisted on
going in, and were rndly pushed aside by the
Washington Pott. A rural New England
journal is gravely discussing the solemn ques
tion: "Was Banks a greater general than
Burnside?" In one sense each of these mili
tary heroes was incomparably great. Neither
of them ever scored less than 97) blunders out
of a possible 100.
A congress is soon to assemble at Lyons,
France, in which the origin of the Gauls will bo
discussed. Delegates from all branches of the
Gaelic race, including Helvetians, Iberians, Li
gurians, Ombnans, Belgians, Batavians, Scan
dinavians, Scots, Sicilians, Zhodians, and Cre
tans, are expected so attend.
The Russian papers announce the return of
the river Amu Dana to its original bed. The
Moscow Ga-ette thinks all that is now necessary
is to make this change definite, and thus
create a new route to India, the shortest and
easiest, to seenre the connection of the Russian
possessions in central Asia with the rest of the
The commissioners appointed to sell the
lands of the disendowed church of Ireland arc
advertising for small properties in various
counties, ranging from a rental of 530 a year
to 5s2.000. Many are bought by tenants who
are offered the chance. It is hoped that the
sale of these lands will considerably increase
the number of small owners.
San Francisco is getting along with the Bea-
conBfield casket, and will have it ready for pre
sentation by the time the treaty of Berlin is
stuck on the point of a million or so of bayo
nets. There was a meeting of the subscribers
to the testimonial the other day, and though
the casket was exhibited it was for some reason
sent back to the manufacturers.
It is the fashion to point out as one of the
objections to stimulative drink that it costs so
much, but if people take none they require
more food. In Frankfort, the members of the
peace congress, who are chiefly teetotallers,
amazed their hotel keeper by their appetites,
as compared with an equal number of his coun
trymen who drink beer and wine.
Two bears caged in the St. Louis zoological
garden had a furious fight. They hugged and
bit each other for half an hour, unmindful of
being poked with a sharp stick by the keeper.
The smaller one was at last vanquished, but re
ceived no mercy, the other springing on him as
he lay whining on his back, and clasping him
by the throat until he was choked to death.
A BosUn woman induced her rather weak
minded husband to will all his property to her,
and then locked him up in a woodhouse to die,
while she received the courtship of the man
whom she intended to marry when she became
a widow. In her absence, the husband's friends
made a search, and found him emaciated,
drugged and nearly dead. She was arrested.
A woman at a hotel table in Springfield,
Mass., refused a potato that a waitress brought
to her because it was not mealy. The waitress
took it away, and returned with one of mon
strous Bize. Tbe guest regarded that as an
enormity, and boxed the waitress' ears. The
waitress retaliated by scratching. Then the
two women fought like cats until parted by
William Gifford Palgrave, the Orientalist, is
appointed consul general to Bulgaria. He is a
son of Sir FranciB Palgrave, long keeper of the
records, a very learned Jew, whose name waa
Cohen until he changed it to Palgrave, and
probably was a friend of the elder Disraeli,
their pursuits being akin. Francis Palgrave,
compiler of the well-known "Golden Treasury
of Song," is a brother of the new consul gen
The Eight Hon. O. Villiers, a parliament
ary veteran who has represented Wolverhamp
ton, capital of the "black country," in the
Liberal interest far forty-three years, is to have
a statue erected to him there. Mr. Villiers is
brother to the late foreign secretary, Lord
Clarendon. To Mr. Villiers, scarcely leas than
to Cobden and Bright, waa due the repeal of
the corn laws but he baa lived long enough
for these services to be forgotten by the general