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SUMMING UP OF THE GREAT ADVO
CATE IN THE GUITEAU CASE
An Eluquent and Telling Address to the
Jury The Sophistries and Deceiving As
aainptions of Counsel for the Defense
Punctured aud Dispelled -A Terrible Ar
r*ignuient of the Murderer— Fruitless
Attempts of the Kxcorlated Culprit to
Break the Withering Farce of the Terri
ble nenuiHirtii.m The Argument to be
Washington, Jan. 23.— For every seat, in
the court room this morning there were at
least ten clamoring applicants besieging ev
ery avenue of approach. Members of the
press, counsel and court officers found the
greatest difficulty In forciug their way through
the immense throng that blocked every pas.
sageway. Ev-n holders of special tickets
were in many instances unable to get near
enough to the policemen and bailitis to show
them their tickets. When the doors closed
one thousand people were left outside. As
soou a3 the court opened, Guiteau made the
following announcement: "I^spent yesterday
iv examining my mail, I had several hun
dred letters, many of them from ladies, and
some were very tender. I desire to express
mv thanks to the ladies for these kind and
tender letters. Out letter suggests that Gen.
Arthur give me a cabiuet oflice. Now, I want
to 6ay I woiild not take any office from Presi
dent Arthur, and under the circumstances I
don't think it would lie proper that I should
accept one. Now, iv regard to Judge Por
ter, I want to say, as he is to have the closing
of this case if he tries to mislead the court, and
jury, I aud my counsel will stop him. He
came, iuto this case under a misapprehension
ou the part of Gen. Arthur, otherwise he
would not be iv the case. He don't propeily
represent the government. He only repre
entered the court room shortly before the
prisoner had delivered himself of this warn
ing. After a momeut's delay he stepped to
the open space before the jury and in tones
which clearly betrayed his weakened condition
tiegau the closing argument, and said:
If it please your honor and gentlemen of the
jury, in my own infirmity for I share your
fatigue, I proceed as best I can to discharge
my duty. The nature of this duty is such
that I should feel that 1 were almost acces
sory after the fact if I should fail to speak
such words us I can to aid you in reaching a
proper conclusion. Thus far the trial has
practically oeen conducted by the prisoner and
Scoville. Everyone has been denounced at
their will and even now, I am informed I will
be interrupted by them both.
Judge Porter briefly recited the scenes of
disorder, the abuse and slander to which every
one on the cause had for two months been
subjected, and yet, he said, of the three
speeches which have been made by the defense,
1 will do the prisoner the justice to say that
his was tbe least objectionable.
After sketching the circumstances leading
up to the crime, and paiuting with fervid lan
guage the damning wickedness of ils execu
tion, Judge Porter turned his attention to the
prisoner / and proceeded to depict his charac
ter in the following terms: A beggar, a hypo
crite, a robber and and a swindler. A lawyer
who never won a case; no court, no jury
failed to ste in him a rogue und such men cau
uot win causes. He has left his trail
of infamy in a hundred directions. The
a man who id a lawyer had such notions of
morality that when he had taken debts to col
lect, and collected them by dagging the debt
or he held them. A man who was callable of
blasting the name of the woman with whom
he slept for years and still recognized as his
wife. A man, who, when he was tired of this
woman, pretendiug to be a Christian and a be
liever of the Bible, looked into tbe book and
read "Tho shalt notcoinmitt adultery,' 1 and
then went out iniuiedia'tely and committed ad
dnltery with a strut. t walker. A man who
pushed himself iutothe fellowship of Chris
tian associations as a follower of the savior
when fresh from years of foul fornication in
the one Idea of community."
Guiteuu— '"That lie ought to choke you."
As Judge Porter proceeded with a resistless
torrent of denunciations, the prisoner oc
casionally called out, 'That's a lie;
that's absolutely false or that ain't so."
Passing in review the principil events of
prisoner's life, Judge Porter showed up in all
its hideous deformity the infamous bent of his
nature. Alluding to his dispute with his
brother, John \V. Guiteuu, i v Boston, when he
struck the latter in the face, Judge Porter said
this was the flint and last, time this coward
ever struck any blow in tbe face. His coward
hand always struck from behind.
After showing who and what was the
murderer, Judge Porter next described his
victim, paying a glowing tribute to the char
acter and services of the lamented president,
and pronouncing a most touching eulogy, as
it were, upon his memory. The claims of the
prisoner to be a praying man, were considered,
and the hollow mockery of the claim shown.
Guiteau, angrily, shouted: i4 I pray every
night and morning, and before every meal. If
\cu did the same you would be a better man.
You wouldn't be here looking for blood
"The prisoner says he waited for six weeks.
Why, if he had made up his mind unalterably
to murder th« president the first of June, said
Judge Porter. "Did he still continue to pray
down to the very act of murder?"
Guiteau — "I prayed to see if the Lord
wouldn't let me off from killing him."
"What was he praying for," continued
Judge Porter. "The man who claimed to
have received divine inspiration himself pre
pares his defense in advance for aa act to do
which he was divinely inspired. The believer
in inspiration, he would himself alter the in
spired book, and substitute for it a book of
his own. That he did not shoot the
president on the first occasion," said
Judge Porter, "was due to his coward heart.
Had he done it on that occasion he would
have been torn to pieces, and he knew it. On
this occasion the president was surrounded by
his cabinet and his friends. His son not yet
strong, but who would have been urged at
such a time, with God given strength, to de
fend his father, was also by his 6ide, and the
assassin's ciaven heart failed him, and he said,
'Not yet; at some other time.'"
With faithful pictunncr, Judge Porter re
lated the dogging of the president's footsteps
to the little church, and the incidents or acci
dents on each occasion which baffled him.
President Garfield's visit to Secretary Blame's
house, dogged by the assassin, was visibly
"It was a night,'" said the speaker, "dark as
that night when the devil first whispered this
crime in the assassins ear. He lay in hiding
in the alley. Why!' With inspiration and the
command of God upon him to kill the presi
dent, and with a pressure that would make
him do it if he died the next minute any tim e
after June 1. Why did he not kill him. Be
cause he thought he would do it some other
time. Because tbis politician thought he
would become identical with the stalwarts in
the Republicon party. Because he thought he
had so carefully laid the foundation for his
defense agninst crime and for his protection
from mob violence that he might safely com
mit the act in the light of day. This careful
man, careful of his own safety, made every
provisioD, even to his conveyance to the jail,
and when he had seen his victim fall turned
and ran. Ran where? Where could he run.'
SCOVILLE AND DAVIDQE.
Scoville interrupting Judge Porter said: ''I
desire to correct the speaker on the evidence
I don't find a single witness who testified that
the prisoner ran after the firing."
Davidge with earnestness objected to the in
terruption. He believed it but the first of a
series of Inierruptions intended to break the
force oi the closing argument. Counsel had
no right to interrupt unless the speaker in
Judge Cox— We cant have a running discus
sion and that is just what this will lead to.
Scoville— l was interrupted fourteen times.
I have done so but twice. I propose to test
this question right here. If counsel persists
in misrepresentations —
Davidge— Your honor can at once see the
object of this thing and it is for your honor to
decide whether the argument is to be given in
its entirety to the jury, or whether it is to be
split up in this manner.
Judge Cox— You will proceed Judge Por
A BLOW AT SCOVILLE AND REED.
The speaker after this incident contiuued by
s lying: I cannot in this argument even al
lude to Scoville or Reed, the counsel on the
othfrside. This case looks so unmistakably
above them that in making the close of the ar
gument, I cannot even allude to them except as
it may be absolutely necessary. The
evidence and papers preseuted here by Gen.
Reynolds," said Judge Porter, "and among
them tbe prisoners address to the American
people are sufficient to stamp him as a cool,
calculating, cold blooded murderer. These
papers at one time could not be found either
in the district attorney's or attorney general's
offices, and neither of the counsel for the gov
ernment saw them until a day or two before
Gen. Reynolds took a hand, but thank God the
papers were found and they are in evidence
before you, and before I conclude I think I
shall be able to show you that not one of you
could upon this evidence acquit him, unless
you perjure your souls and assume your share
of responsibility tor the murder of the lament
Guitaau— "That's all bosh, l'aa very glad
these papers are here. When the attorney
general saw them he would not have auvthing
to do with this case."
Porter then explained at some length the
relations of counsel for the prosecution of
this case. In reply, us he said, to freqnent in
sinuations of the prisoner and his counsel
that he (Porter) and his associates were im
properly influenced by the expectations of a
money reward, and had entered into a con
spiracy to ex ecute the law and convict this
prisoner. The district attorney's duty was
plain aud his salary was fixed by law. Said
Judge Porter, "It is simply $2,000 a year and
fees in certain cases as prescribed by law."
Guiteau shouted: "His office, I'm told, is
worth $7,000 a year, and yet he can't pay his
board bills. lie spends it all for wine and
Speaking of his own compensation, Judge
Porter said that was a matter to be fixed and
determined by the highest law officer of the
government, and whether the prisoner was
convicted or acquitted, would make no differ
ence, if bis full duty in this responsible
charge was performed.
In reply to the b.oadcast imputation put on
government witnesses that they were offered
(Special inducements by Col. Corkhill to come
here and testify, Judge Porter said not one
dollar can Corkhill draw from the treasury ex
cept upon proper vouchers certified according
to law, and not a single witness has received
one dollar more than the bare allowance pro
vided by law.
Porter repelled the assumption of counsel
for defense that there was a man upon the
jury who would haug the jury. The prisoner
himself had indicated that he rested his safety
upon one man.
Guiteau— "l rely upon twelve men."
The arguments of the defense for the past
seven days had all been to this one object, to
divide the jury. Porter addressed himself
upon this subject with great great force of ar
gument and eloquence directly to the intelli
gence and conscience of the jury. They must
not believe that if any man of them thought
to avoid his full duty by dividing the jury,
that the United States eovernment will any
the less press this trial to conviction.
Judge Porter continued: This case stands
and stands alone upon the single question
whether on the second of July the prisoner
believed that he was commanded to commit
3uiteau — That is all there is to it.
Porter — The prisoner assents to my
opinion. He knew from the first that
on this sole issue his case must rest. If
his counsel had half the intelligence of
the prisoner they would have seen the same.
Guiteau— "Thanks, judge. But I dou't take
much stock in your opinion anyway."
Judge Porter adverted to the interruptions
by the prisoner, his false claims of sympathy
and that the press was with him, and said in
contradiction: "I have yet to see a single
American newspaper that has one word in his
Scoville tried vainly to get the ear of the
court, protesting that Porter was exceeding
the court rules by false statements. At length
Porter paused and Scoville demanded to be
allowed to make a statement in reply. Porter
attempted to go on, but Scoville, reinforced
by the clamor of the prisoner, succeeded in
getting the floor, when, with much excite
ment, be demanded his rights and he claimed
that he had rights that should be respected.
He insisted that Porter had no right to state
what the newspapers said or which they did
not say, and he desired an exception be duly
Corkhill insisted that counsel had no right
to object. The prisoner had been allowed to
state what he had read in the way of letters.
He had been permitted to read them and to
read all 6orts of statements as to what the
American people and press* were saying of
Judge Cox intimated that the prisoner must
not be allowed to do as charged.
Scoville — Well, can't Judge Porter be re
Tho judge ruled that the speaker might con
tradict assertions of the kind made by the
Porter then read from the printed evidence
several of the more noted examples of this ef
fort of the prisoner to deceive the jury after
which he desired to be excused from further
speaking for today and the court adjourned
GUITEAU'S TERM OF LIFE.
Washington, Jan. 23.— 1f the jury in the
Guiteau case should bring in a verdict of
guilty at anytime before Monday next, at
which time the next term of the criminal
court will begin, counsel for the prisoner
will be entitled to file their bill of exceptions
at any time during continuance of the forth
coming term and the court will be compelled
to grant a hearing upon the exceptions at
once. If the exceptions are overruled, Judge
Cox can, under the law at once pass sentence,
and within thirty days thereafter the sentence
can be executed. The law provides the pris
oner shall be entitled to one intervening term
between conviction and sentence. If counsel
for Guiteau should fail to file their bill of ex
ceptions before the terminatton of the next term
the one beginning Monday next, then Judge
Cox can, within ten days after the termina
tion of said term, pronounce sentence. The
only contingency which would, in case of
conviction, postpone execution of sentence
until thereafter, would be failure of the jury
to convict before next Monday, providing
Judge Cox is disposed so to sentence the pns
oner as to grant him the minimum grace by
law. As was said by an emiuent lawyer this
afternoon in discussing this question, there
are several matters to be considered in deter
mining the ultimate result, and as the pris
oner is not yet convicted, it will for some
days remain a matter of uncertainty how
long under the law, and the exercise of dis
cretionary clemency on the part of Judge
Cox, the prisoner may be allowed to live.
TI CAPITAL_ BUDGET.
CONGRESSIONAL AND GENERAL PO
Tributes to the Memory of General Barn
side In Both Houses of Oongress— The
Antl-I'olygAiny Movement -Counting the
Electoral Vote-Public Printer Defrees
to Go— Miscellaneous.
Washington, Jan. 23.— Immediately after
reading the journal Senator Anthony sub
mitted resolutions of respect for the memory
of his late colleague, Senator P. Burnside.
Eulogies were delive.ed by Senators An
thony, Edmunds, Hwrisou, Jones, Hale and
Aldrich. Senator Hampton paid a beautiful
trbute to Burnside's bravery in the field, his
magnanimity in peace aud patriotic efforts
after the close of the war in reconciliating the
two sections, which he said with his gentle
and noble nature, had for him the respect, es
teem and affection of his colleagues.
The resolutions were adopted by a unani
mous vote and as additional mark of respect
for the memory of the deceased, the senate
House of Jtt fiCHtytttitii'x.
This was bill day and among those intro
duced were the following:
To publish the names of those receiving or
claiming pensions; to grant pensions to all
/soldiers engaged in Indian wars prior to 1840
or their widows; limiting and regulating
Chinese immigration; amending the national
bank act and establishing a uniform currency;
to establish a uniform paper currency; pro
posing a constilutional amendment
providing that appointments for
ali offices except the cabinet shall
be made by a commission of three, two of
whom shall be appointed by the president and
the third shall be the head of the department
to whom the appointee belongs. Appoint
ments to be confirmed and hold for four years
unless removed for cause. Pensioning sol
diers confined in rebel prison and granting
$37.50 per month to those who lost an arm or
leg or were otherwise totally disabled in the
late war; graating a gratuity to those who
have served twenty-five continuous years
in the postal service or who
have become physically or mentally
disabled after ten years service; fixing salary
of president at $30,000, congressmen and sena
tors at $4,000, cabinet $7,000; chief justice
$9,500, associates $9,000; authorizing the
supreme court to define presidential inability;
for the survey of public lands within the limits
of the Northern Pacific grant; by Dunnell,
to reduce duties on sugar and molasses.
Eulogies were delivered on the late Senator
Burnside, after which the house adjourned.
Counting Electoral Voles.
Washington, Jan. 23— Senator Pugh has »
bill which he will introduce the first oppor
tunity, to make it a criminal offense for any
person to frame and get up simulated elector
al returns from a state. The object of the
bill is lo prevent contests over electoral re
turns for the purpose of complicating a count
of the vote with a view of political advantage
and to confine such coutests to legal grounds.
In almost every presidential election there are
bogus electoral returns sent in and this bill is
intended to prevent this by making the parties
to them responsible and amenable to criminal
punishment. There is evidently a disposition
on the part of the senate to pass a law at this
session to regulate and control the counting
of electoral votes, and it is behtved the house
will readily take up the subject. Senators of
both parties agree tbat a bill of this character
•vill be passed at the present session. They
say that now, with the next presidential elec
tion nearly three years off, political considera
tions and party expedients will not in
fluence congressional action as they naturally
do when the election is near at hand.
Some democratic senators are now strongly
in favor of Senator Edmund's bill which passed
the senate of the forty-fifth congress. Sena
tor Pugh for one says no better bill could be
framed. It provides that each State may re
gulate its own urethod of deciding a contro
versy over election returns, by laws passed
prior to the origin of such controversies, and
that a State's decision shall be final and con
clusive. In the last congress this bill did not
meet with democratic favor because the demo
crats were then in a majority in both houses
of congress and naturally they wanted to keep
control of court decisions and of contests in
congress, because the election of 18S0 was just
ahead. The indications are that Edmunds'
bill will have considerable democratic support,
sufficient at all events to pass it through the
fenate. lv connection with this subject an
event of interest in relation to the count of
1576 has been recalled by a number of the dem
ocratic congressmen, who were conferring
with regard to the importance of the legisla
tion of this session, to regulate the counting
of electoral votes. A democratic senator who
was then in the senate stated that in 1875 Sen
ator Morton's bill prescribing a method for
a count passed the senate receiving several
Aiding the Farmers.
Washington, Jan. 23.— Tbe house com
mittee on agriculture has commenced consid
eration of the estimates for the agricultural
appropriation bills. The commissioner asks
for $100,000 for collecting and distributing
monthly statistical reports. Last year 'the
appropriation was $10,000. There is a strong
disposition on the part of several members of
the committee to increase the appropriation so
that the department may inform immediate
growers of crops from time to time as to the
condition of the came throughout the coun
try in order that farmers may have
the benefit of the knowledge now
monopolized by boards of trade, and that they,
(the farmers,) may judge for themselvss
whether or not it would be to their advantage
to hold or sell giain. Chairman Valentine
says the committee will probably recommend
legislation on this subject which will meet
with tne approval of the house. The com
mittee will dispose of the appropriation bill
before looking up any other business. Com
missioner Loring will to-morrow explain to
the committee his request for increased appro
priations, and will be interrogated principally
upon the subject of distribution of monthly
General Capital News.
DKFREBS MUST GO.
Washington, Jan. 23.— During the delivery
of the eulogies on Senator Bnrnside to-day the
president's private secretary brought to the
capitol a nomination for the office of public
printer, but it was taken bark to the execu
tive mansion unopened. The friends of 8. P.
Rounds of Illinois express confidence that he
is the nominee.
MISSOURI LAND FRAUDS.
United States Attorney Bliss of St. Louis
has written the attorney general in connection
with what are known as the Missouri land
frauds and says: There were 171 indict
ments returned in the courts of Missouri,
Pennsylvania and Ohio against thirteen per
sons, and nine convictions have followed,
with a fair prospect of two further convic
tions. It is understood that parties who have
purchased these warrants in good faith will
not be molested.
The Ashland Murder Trial.
Catlettsurg, Ky., Jan. 23.— Judge Brown
charged the jury in the Ashland murder trial
tbi3 morning, after which the attorneys for
each side addressed the jury, at the conclusion
of which the case was given to the jury.
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MOBNING, JANUARY 24, 1882.
GRAND BAZ MASQUE.
Opening Event of the German Society— A
The society event of the season took place
at the Athen&um last night, the occasion be
ing the grand bal masque given by the full
strength of the German Society and the Great
Western band. As on previous seasons the
event was gotten up in superb style and on a
scale of unusual magnificence, and as in for
mer years, the attendance was exceedingly
large. The floor and galleries presented a rare
scene of aunimation and beauty, the general
effect being slightly marred by the absence of
complete gas jets, the fluid being partially
frozen, necessitating the substitution of infer
ior lights. *
This obstacle was successfully overcome by
the committee on araangements, who are en
titled to praise for the admirable manner in
which the entire affair was conducted.
The masquerade festivities were preceded by
an instrumental concert finely rendered by the
Great Western orchestra and closing at 10
o'clock. At that hour the floor was filled
with costumes and the galleries with specta
tors; the general ensemble being rich and an
imated in the extreme. There followed in
succession a series of tableaux representing
scenes from the East in oriental settings and
The first scene was Egyptian in character,
representing a princess, who reclined in a
garden or bower, in the attitude of siesta.
The style was in the rich trappings of the
orient, and very beautiful . Following this
the music sounded for the grand march or
polonaise, led by the prince and princess.
Drum Major Fei?e and wife, having in their
train a group of Bedouins o: desert robbers in
rich costumes, a party of thirty Turks, in
picturesque attire, the chavcters being taken
by the members of the Mannerchoir commit
tee, and all wore masks or costumes. The
costumes worn by the pnnce and princess
were especially rich and beautiful, being made
for the occasion, and exceeding auythiugever
seen In this city.
Upon the conclusion of the grand march a
poetic address was made by the princess. The
second scene represented the "Halt of the
Caravan. " In the foreground was a desert
and camel, full life size, loaded down with
goods, while scattered around were tbe Mus
selmen at rest. It proved very realistic.
The third picture showed t, he Bedouins at
Bay. Their night and resistance was finely
shown and the whole scene was very effective.
The fourth scene displayed the interior of a
Turkish Cafe, with Turks scaitered in groups
upon divans ;iud smoking from a huge
The last scene was kaleidoscopic in character
showing a series of dissolving groups and,
figures, the changes being well rung aud the
The music struck up a waltz, there was a
commingling of grotesque figures in indescri
bable costumes and the dance commenced in
real earnest. Among so many any detailed
description of the costumes would be quite
impossible. There was to be seen cheek by
jowl, the prince and the beggar, the gallant
and clown, the peddler and nabob, gyp
sies, washerwomen, pantaloon, harlequin,
sprites, fairies, dwarfs, giants, musicians,
chimney sweeps, Highlanders, Irishmen,
Greeks, Polanders, the four seasons, Joan
D'Ara, costumes in Lewis the fourteenth style,
police, sailors and a host of others.
At midnight the judges awarded the two
first prizes to the group of Bedouins and the
group of grooms or romi.-. dwarfs. The dan
cing continued to a late hour and was a great
THE HIGH COURT.
Its Members Fall to MaUilalizo— sl,soo of
the Impeachment Fund Wasted.
Promptly the Globe reporter put in his ap
pearance at the senate chamber a few moments
before 10 a. m. yesterday morning, the time
to which the senate (eleven members) ad
journed to on Saturday morning, on failing to
get a quorum. No little animadversion was
expressed by the faithful for the direliction of
duty shown by the members in absenting them
selves without as much as saying "by youi
leave" — and the Spartan band, after hanging
around till 11 o'clock, seeing there was no
probability of securing a quorum, proceeded
to organize, call the roll and adjourn. C. D.
Gilfillan, of Ramsey, who is a persistent
worker, and a strong advocate
for eveniner sessions, took the chair
and requested the sergeant at arms to make
tbe usual announcements, but be was non est.
Clerk Jennison in vain sought for the blank
formula, which failing to find, he originated
one commencing with the usual high sheriff
announcement to this effect, viz: "hear ye! hear
ye ! know all men by these presents, greeting,
that according to the established usages of
the several states now assembled in order to
establish justice, insure domestic tranquility
to ourselves and our posterity, do solemnly
and in due form declare that one E. St. .1 alien
Cox, judge of the ninth judicial district, hav
ing been charged with conduct prejudicial to
good order mid military discipline and in vio
lation of his oath of office, that you and each
of you are commanded to come into court, and
according to the best of your knowledge and
belief, or forever after hold your peace, try
aud determine this defendant's caus»\ so help
The roll being called, Messrs. Clement,
Crooks, Gilfillan, Langdon, Powers, Wheat
and Wilkins were found present.
On motion, these seven unanimously ad
journed till 10 a.m. this morning. No doubL of
the thirly-four absent there will be a large
number who will immediately, on assemblage
this morning, rise and request a correction of
the minutes, claiming that they were in the
lobby or in the building. It is getting to be
pret*y generally conceded thai the whole thing
is becoming a farce. The withdrawal »f three
articles, failure of important witnesses to
testify to what they so strongly asserted be
fore the investigating committee, and the non
attendance of senators, and their want of in
terest in the case when in attendance, all point
to a weakening in the prosecution. Mean
while, as stated by Senator Gillfillan, the daily
expense of $700 coutinues to go on, and the
people must "pay the piper."
Havershaw, N. J., Jan. 23.— The tug H P.
Farrington exploded her boiler to-day, killing
Albert Hennyon, second engineer; David
Cullen, fireman; and Lawrence Connolly, clerk.
Others arc- somewhat injured.
Buffalo 6teaks and roasts at Mclntosh's, 381
Remember the auction sale of the pleasant
house and lot No. 135 Walnut street, close to
Fort, in a fine location; to lie sold Saturday
morning, January 28, together with the nice
furniture in the hov e. We advise our read
ers to obtain a permit to view tbe premises be
fore the sale, and be sure to attend the sale.
For further information see advertisement un-
der auction head. To be sold without reserve.
A. H. Nicol/iy, Auctioneer.
Brocaded dress goads, 9 cents a yard, at H.
E. Mann's, 422 Wabashaw street.
M. Mealey, Dry Goods, has removed to the
new Steele Block, corner Seventh and Waba
Mammoth 5c and 10c counters at H. E.
Manu"e, 422 Wabashaw street.
One thousand cords of dry slabs, retail price
|4 per cord, delivered. John Dowlan,
Corner Fifth and Wa bash aw streets.
For a nice dish of oysters, go to head
quarters, Montgomery's Oyster Bay.
A special meeting of the Plasterers' Union
will be held to morrow, Wednesday night.
G. W. Lattubrelle,
AIX AROUND THE GLOBE,
There is not a single case of smallpox, it is
reported, in Milwaukee.
Business on the Paris Bourse was almost
totally suspended yesterday.
Under the call of state to-day 3,005 bills
were introduced and referred.
The river at Nashville, Tend., has fallen one
foot since last night and is on a stand.
At Little Rock, Ark., yesterday, John Hltl,
aged 21, was killed by Handsome Collinleg
Fire at Marion, Wis., destroyed the saw mill
of McDonald & Ramsdell Loss 4,000; no in
At Newark, N. J., yesterday, James B.
Graves was found guilty of the murder of Ed
ward Soden nearly a year ago.
There were twenty-three deaths from small
pox last week at Philadelphia, an increase of
fourteen compared with the preceding week.
The windstorm which set in yesterday at
Boston still continues and is the most furious
of the season. No vessel reached the harbor
Ensign H. Kellogg died at Pittsfleld, Mass.,
yesterday, aged 70. He was the American
representative on the fisheries commission a
few years ago.
Sprague's bed blanket mill, near Keene,
N. H., andSpragne & Whitcomb's box shop
adjoining, burned yesterday. Loss $55,000;
Dr. 3, Chance, a prominent physician at St.
Paris, Champaign county, Ohio, suicided yes
terday, by hanging himself in a wood shed
with a bed cord.
A Montreal dispatch says yesterday was the
coldest day of the season throughout Can
ada. The thermometer was from 15 to 30 de
grees below zero.
Up to the close of business to-day the treas
ury department redeemed United States bonds
under the 105 th call, $18,926,900, and under
the 106 th call, $11,941,800.
At Philadelphia the court has denied the
motion for a new trial in the civil suit
brought by the government against Ben.]. B.
Wiley, star route contractor.
The trial of C. A. Thomas at Buffalo, N. V.,
indicted in the graveyard insurance case, came
to a sudden stop yesterday by Anthony Smith,
juror, developing symptoms of insanity.
A portion of St. Paul's Catholic orphan asy
lum, Worcester, Mass., was burned yesterday.
John Roberts, age 4 years, was suffocated.
The other fifty-two orphans were rescued.
The governor of Teanessee has issued a
proclamation urging general vaccination in
view of the fact that small pox prevails
around and outside the borders of the state.
The report was in circulation Uiat Secretary
Lincoln will retire from the cabinet, on his
own accord, the coming spring, but the rumor
could not be traced to any trustworthy source.
The board of aldermen of Boston, last even
ing refused to accept the report of the com
mittee reaward'mg on the recount, a seat to
Frost, Rep. , as against Whittaker, Dem., and
another count is now to be made by the full
Major Hicks, the colored man, under sentence
to be executed on Friday next, at Covington,
Ky., has had his time extended to February 24
by Governor Blackburn. This is because Hicks
is now suffering from an acute attack of
The storm at Montreal Sunday is reported to
haye done a good deal of damage in the city
and neighborhood. Snow drifted to such an
extent as to make the streets and roads
almost impassable. Railroad trains were
Charles T. Whittle, one of the proprietors
of the Russell house, a well known hotel at
Detriot, Mich., died yesterday at Canandiagua,
N. V., where he had been for some time on
account of his health, aged 50. He leaves a
wife and two children.
The senate committee on public lands
agreed to commend the passage of Saunders'
bill, which directs the secretary of the inter
ior to ascertain the number of acres of public
lands entered by the location of military
script. There are land warrants in all states.
Yesterday the dead body of a mysterious
stranger named W. Lindsey Cook, was found
ou the public road near Weston.Pottawotaraie
county, lowa. Deceased, who carried on his
person a number of pension and other govern
ment papers, had been in that county several
month?, but nothing as to his previous his
tory could ever be drawn out.
This morning Henry, aged three, and Willie,
aged four years, children of Henry and Caro
line Cleer, of Dcs Moioe3, lowa, living in tha
subnrbs east of Dcs Moines, were burned to
death while alone at home, the father at work
and the mother gossiping at the neighbors.
The doors of the shanty were fastened, and
the little bodies were burned to an unrecog
nizable mass Since the disaster the father
has disappeared. He has been in the habit of
W. 0. H. aged 50, a laborer, who
had four times attempted, at last com
mitted, suicide by drowning himself; a
brother had drowned himself at the same
spot; a sister poisoned herself, and another
sister attempted suicide. Among the
300 cases I find but two in
which heredity may be suspected,
though I have not usually made inquiries
as to this point. One man had an uncle
who had poisoned himself, and a grand
father who cut his throat, both under
the influence of drink, and a woman said
her father had blown his brains out
about a year before her attempt to poison
herself. The temperament and dispo
sitions, however, which prompt or incline
to suicide are no doubt matters of trans
mission from parents who have not
taught or transmitted the power of self
government or the reverence for life
which they themselves did not possess.
Secondly, I can not doubt but that the
sentimental glamor thrown over suicide
by some poets and novelists has had an
evil result, which they would be eager
to deprecate. I distinctly assert, for
example, my belief that the poem of
T. Hood, M The Bridge of Sighs,"
written with the sole object of evoking
charity for the despised, has yet, with a
certain class, tinged suicide with a halo
of romance, and afforded a justification
of cowardice and crime to the unreasoning
and hysterical. Thirdly, many of the
attempts that have come under my notice
are distinctly attributable to the ordinary
violent exaggerated language of parents,
perhaps especially mothers, of the poorer
classes. "I'll break every bone in your
body," is the ordinary way of
expressing displeasure at some trivial
offense of a child; and no one who has
been forced to overhear "a few family
words" will wonder how that deed of
violence, which is threatened with no
intention whatever of accomplishment,
becomes in a less-guarded moment the
suggestion of a crime which is familiar
in language, though never really contem
plated hitherto in act. Brought up ifc
an atmosphere of threats against life,
what wonder if children proceed from
the sin of word to that of deed I—Fort
" Have you spofcen to pa aoout tnat
yet?" anxiously inquired the oldest
daughter of her indulgent mother. "No,
my child, not yet. Your father is too
busy with his creditors to think of pony
phaetons and russet harness to match
just now." "Bother the creditors,"
was the snappish reply. "That's what
your father is doing, my dear. After
he has compromised you shall have youi
A Lively Day on the Chicago 'Chang< -The
Short Wheat Interest Demoralize 1 by a
Rapid Adrance In Prices — Buslnoss In
Corn and Oats Comparltively Quiet, But
All Previous Records Exceeded la the
Volume of Transactions In Pork.
Chicago, Jan. 23.— 1t was a lively day on
'change. Wheat was the chief point ol inter
est. The market was unsettled and excited
throughout and the short interest man Tested
great anxiety to get clear of the deal until it
was learned just what mysterious influence it
was that was causing the ad 'mice.
It seems certain that a strong coinbiua lon is
engineering a deal in wheat, but their is ao in
formation as to their purpose. The priceß at
once advanced 3&c above Saturday's close.
The opening was l#c higher than Saturday.
There was a brief reaction, but as sma 1 re
ceipts were posted and outside news catie in
it became strong again advancing 3&c with
scarcely a break, and the final closing wan l%c
above Saturday's close. Sales were made at
$1.32®1.35\' for January, $1. 32 K@1. 35 v t .'or
February; $1.32# @I.BG^ for March. Oo call
there was great excitement and though prices
were generally steady, the pales behu; very
large, 2,415,000 bushels. Corn was steady and
remarkably free from the influent* of the ad
vance in wheat. The fluctuations were small,
and the closing was only % ©?, above Satur
day. Sales ranged from G6 X @66% c for May.
On call prices were even; sales 160,000 bushels.
Oats, also steady and a little firmer, with jut a
ripple of excitement. Sales ranged from 45,^'
@45x c for May. On call the sales were only
30,000 bushels. Pork yielded to the see iula
tiye fever and advanced 10®l5c, then de
clined 20@35c, but "firmer" up nt the ilose
again. Sales were at $17.67 x ©17.70 for Feb
ruary; $18.00<gl8.07}<; for March. On ca 1 the
sales of pork were the heaviest ever recorded,
44,500 barrels. Lard was briskly called and
advanced 2>£@sc, then receded s@7Xc, and
retired again 3x@sc. The advance was well
maintained during heavy sales. On call
prices ranged at $11.15(211.20 for February,
$11 .37,* @ 11. 40 for March.
Dublin, Jan. 23.— At the Minister assizes
the outlaw leader, Daniel Connell, appeared as
queen's evidence against James and Jereniah
Twohig, charged with having attacked Mrs.
Fitzgerald's hou.-i:. Connell depo=ed he
had been the leader acd armorer of the batd of
men who had sworn to serve the Irish repub
lic. He said their acts of bravery wen re
warded with money, which was sent from
Dublin, but refused to state by whom the
money was sent. The brothers Twohig vere
each sentenced to seven years penal servitude.
London, Jan. 23. — A procees server was
shot dead, near Castlerough, county of tos
common, las evening.
Newark, N. J., Jan. 23. —Another forgery
by Auditor Palmer was discovered yester lay.
It purports to be an award for damages to
William Rikcs, amounting to over $40,000,
and making his deficiency nearly $188,000.
The speculations of Hall, the comptroller's
clerk, now reach about $20,000, and more dis
coveries are expected in tax lease accounts.
Suit has been begun against his bondsmen,
Ex-Treasurer Winans; also, against Palmer's
first bondsmeD, ex-Gov. Ward, ex-Congiess
men Helsey and Benjatha; also against his sec
ond bondsmen. They will defend themselves.
Something About Bricks.
In the antiquity of the brick tut a
building material, says the Builder, it is
needless, nor is it. indeed our intention,
to insist. The great national collections
of Europe, the British Museum foremost
in number, show us bricks, sun dried
and baked, from the ruins at Nineviih,
and from the days of that city to the
present moment bricks have never
ceasedjjto be an important instrument in
the hands of the builder. That through
out Asia Minor they were largely em
ployed we have seen, only very recently,
E roved in these columns, M. Bayet, in
is work on Miletus, having shown that
the far-famed palace of Croesus vas
built of no more costly rr a terials than
honest bricks. What those bricks were,
and their quality, are ever, to this day
appreciated by the natives, who ior
many centuries have plundered tbe
ruins to build or to patch up their o^ni
oven more ruinous houses. The use of
bricks among the Komans, who largely
employed them as building materials,
as we see in the familiar instance of tlie
Temple of Concord, has been more thin
once the subject of the inquiry of .indus
trious antiquaries, for the Romans were
not content with producing the flat, ti' e
ike brick which is so often to be n: et
with in the lower portions of antiq ac
structures scattered over the empire,
and that are known in England, but
their bricks were indelibly stamped with
the mark of their maker the names of
the reigning Consuls, and sometimes tie
year. From this source, then, more
than one patient archaeologist has gath
ered a rich store of information. Bat
few inquirers have ventured far on the
apparently arid and difficult road, which
has hence remained little explored.
The Rage for Sealskins.
Some thirty years ago seaiskin was
common enough. Boxes were covered
with it, gloves and driving -rugs were
made of it, costermongers and cabmm
cut their caps from it. Then came a
time when some cunning furrier discov
ered how to dye it a rich dark brown,
and to give it that exquisite soft and
downy texture which is its chief charm.
At once ladies adopted the luxury. It
was soon found that for cloaks, jackets,
muffs, dainty little hats, collars, cuf is,
bags, portemonnaies, for a thousand
other articles of feminine use, it was the
most delightful, the most beautiful, tie
most indispensable of all possible nia
terials. The demand for it increased
with a rapidity almost marvelous, and
the fashion, instead of wearing itself
out, has, if anything, steadily increased.
Indeed, the best Alaska sealskins, lite
the furs of the sable, the silver fox and
the Russian sea otter, command an al
together fancy price, and a handsome
jacket of close texture and uniform col
or, with no white hairs to break the
continuation of its tint, will fetch is
many guineas as five-and-twenty years
ago it would have fetched half-crown 3.
The result is that the luckless seals have
had waged against them, now for seveial
years, what practically amounts to a
war of extermination.
Thjs bush of Australia is so ovtiifed !>y
;he multplying of wild horses that thsy
have to be shot down in common with
rabbits and kangaroos. In one district
an Arab stallion got away thirty years
ago, and was never recaptured. He was
a chestnut, and took a couple of coi ts
with him, and it has been remarked that
a large portion of the wild horses of tie
district are of his color. Horses le
lieved to be very old are occasionally
seen far off in distant ranges. One •vox
has siio'; 3,000 horses in two ywrs.
THE DULUTH FAILUKE.
Sleeting of the Creditors at the Zenith City
Yesterday— The Firm of Campbell &
Smith, Etc., Etc., Assign— A Belief that
the Wisconsin Legislature Will Come to
the Keecae— Two Salts Began in St. Paul
Yesterday Against Contractor Erlcson.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Duluth, Jan. Owing to the col
lapse of the Air Line road, the particulars
of which you have had, the Superior City
firm of Smith, Campbell & Co., after at
taching the property of« the Air- Line
company and the contractor, deemed it
advisable to make an assignment and the
papers were drawn accordingly. At a
meeting of creditors and of the members
of the above named firm yesterday after
noon, however, at which the firms of P.
H. Kelly & Co., Lindeke, Warner &
Schurmier, Gordon & Furgeson, Powers
Bros., Mayo & Clark and Julius
Austrian, of your 'city, and Mr.
Bronson, of Stillwater, were pres
ent, accompanied by the following
attorneys, viz: General Sanborn, C. D.
Kerr, W. P. Warner and Fayette Marsh,
it was deemed best by all that Messrs.
Campbell & Smith, and George M. Smith,
the individual member comprising the
Superior City firm of Smith, Campbell &
Co., should make an assignment also, and
this was done at a few moments after mid
night last night. Just as soon as Monday
morning arrived, Col. C.E. Bostwick, of
the firm of C. H. Graves & Co., was
named as the assignee in all
three of the cases. The liabilities
of the Superior City ff rm are $25,000.
Its assets over $7,000 in stock • and a
claim of $40,000 against the railroad com
pany. The Duluth firms of Campbell &
Smith and Geo. M. Smith are unques
tionably good and with a fair chance
they could pay the indebtedness of the
Superior firms if nothing should be real
ized from their claims against the rail
road but it is not believed that the Wis
consin legislatue will ever allow the Oma
ha road to gobble up the air lines land
grant without paying, or. securing the
claims of debts of the old road .
At a second meeting of the creditors
held this afternoon^the following resolu
tion was adopted:
Resolved, That inasmuch as B. P.
Smith, H. A. Campbell and Geo. M.
Smith have transferred all their property
for the benefit of their creditors, and in
so doing have deprived themselves of all
means of support, that the assignee should
in the interest of the creditors, employ
the assignees at fair wages, in so far as
he can make use of their services in clos
ing up the assignment.
In the remarks of Mr. W. P. Warren
in . offering this resolution, he paid a
high compliment to the" fair
ness, business - integrity ; and nice
sense of justice which had actuated these
young men in their misfortune. He said
the parties he represented and all others
with whom he had conversed were unan
imously of the opinion inasmuch as each
of the parties had families and had vol
untarily surrendered everything they had,
the least that could be done on the part
of the creditors would be to recommend
such an action to the assignee. The re
marks of Mr, Warner seemed the unani
mous sentiment of all the creditors pres
ent. The following telegrams were also
read at said meeting and they will be for
warded at once to the governor and lieut
enant governor of the state of Wisconsin.
Duluth, Jan. 23, 1882. To Gov. Rusk,
Madison, . Wis. Merchants at Superior
and St. Paul have furnished supplies for
grading the Chicago, Portage & Superior
railroad. The snpp.lv debts wtth labor
claims of over a thousand men ■ and
amounts due contractors will be •wholly
lost if the land grant and guarantee de
posit is turned over without providing for
their payment. Will you call the atten
tion of the legislature to the matter.
Signed. " John B. Sanborn.
Hon. Samuel Fifield, Madi3on, Wis.,
see Gen. Sanborn's telegram to Gov.
Husk. St. Paul and Stillwater men and
your own constituents largely interested
we depend on you for protection.
Signed, Maurice Auerbach, •
Messrs. Campbell & Smith and George
M. Smith have the sympathies and confi
dence, not only of the community, but of
their creditors, and it is hoped and be
lieved arrangements will soon be perfect
ed by which their Duluth property will
be restored to them. ••; r ti;
\ln .St. laid.
As a result of the construction company
collapse, two garnishee suits were begun
in the district court yesterday by Lindeke,
' Warner & Schurmeier, and P. H. Kelly,
against F. Ericson and the Chicago, St.
Paul & Omaha Railroad company garni
shee. The suit of the first firm* is on a
claim for $5,701, and Mr. Kelley's action
is to recover the sum of $5,055.
Messrs. P H. Kelly and Lindeke, War
ner & Schurmeier sent a special train up
the North Wisconsin road on Sunday, to
Veazie, the 'headquarters ofjMr. Ericson
Mr. Win. Lindeke, accompanied by an
attorney, E. P. Sanborn, were on board.
Mr. L. H. Maxfleld and other creditors
took the Monday morning train for the
Aside from the suits noted there were
no new developments in St. Paul yester
C. B. Gould is registered at the Metropoli
Daniel Buck of Mankato and Milo White of
Chatfield were at the Metropolitin yesterday.
G.L. Kinsman, of Milwaukee, C. L. Case,
St. Louis, J. R. Albertsou of Chicago are at
J. R. Howard, Esq., Sauk (Vnter, chief
clerk of the late assembly of the Minnesota
is in the city, with headquarters at the
Mr. W. H. Angel, law student in the office
of H. W. Hoyt of R»d Wing, has been hon
ored by Gov. Hubbard by appointment to the
position of executive clerk, vacated Saturday
last by Frank Carlton, Esq.
J. W. Crippen, Esq , the well known agent
in this cily of the Erie & Milwaukee fast
freight lite, left yesterday for La Crosse, Wis.,
to take the consolidated agency heretofore
mentioned in that city. Mr. Crippen will not
remove his family for the present, and his
many friends in St. Paul will join the Globe
in the wish that such arrangements may yet
be made that will result in his again being lo
cated in this ctty.
Ottawa, Jan. 23.— The governor general
and uparty have arrived. Parliament will
strike off the tea and coffee duties early in the
The Berlin police confiscated the last mim
ber of London Punch owing to a cartoon on
the recent imperial rescript.