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POETS SANG- OF THEM
THREE HOUSES RENDERED FAMOUS
Longfellow's "Wnyilde Inu," the Ilcil
ilence of Captain Floyd Itciou In 3Inr
lilehruil nml the Illrthplace of I'oet
Thero is woro or less of romance about
every house that lias been tho homo or
refuge of wan. Tho resldenco anil tho
inn each has witnessed scenes of joy
and woo or episodes of tranquil happi
ness and grief sustained with heroic
In greater or less degreo theso condi
tions apply as well to tho hut of tho
savago as to the palaco of tho princo; to
THE KED HOR3E TAVERN.
the crossroads tavern as to a gorgeous
hotel in a big city. But onco in awhile
a poet or a writer chances along, and his
association with tho place or what he
says regarding it gives it a fame and
voguo it otherwiso wonl aot have
There, for example, is tho famous old
Red Horse tavern, of Sudbury, Mass.
It used to bo n great resort in tho old
days of stages, but today, remarks a re
cent visitor, it is left to that solitudo
which is almost tho only possession of
the revolutionary and prerevolutionary
hostelries. The mail coach no longer
dashes up to its door to deposit its load;
Its hearth is crowded no more by the
feet of hurried travelers; even tho rail
road has respected its solitude and left
it far behind. Its charm remains un
broken, however, and it is a fitting sym
bol of the memories which cluster in its
amplo rooms, memories which seem
realities as ono reads his Longfellow and
feels a sympathetic thrill at the immor
tal "Tales of a Wayside Inn."
It is now the residence of a farmer
and can bo reached from Boston, twenty
miles away, by tho old tnrnpiko road
which goes to Worcester, out through
Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, Con
cord, to the western part of Sudbury. It
stands, says tho visitor already referred,
to, on the north sido or tho broad turn-
FLOYD IKESON'S HOME.
piko road, just at tho foot of a small
mountain (almost Binall enough to be
called a hill), and fronts squarely to tho
south. Tho barn is jusf opposite, nestled
among four or five oak trees, ond for
over threo-qnartcrs of a milo thero is not
another house in sight. While tho ex
terior of this tavern is attractive tho
large rectangular main building, two
stories, with a huge attic, square, mass
ive chimneys and an L to the right,
barely joined to the main structure it
is the interior of the tavern which has
tho greatest charm for tho visitor, both
becauso of its intrinsic antiquity and the
memories which cluster about particular
Tho principal entrance to tho inn is
by a hngo oaken door in the front of the
house. As the big panel swings on its
creaking binges, ono can seo the fluted
Greek pillars of wood on the sides, and
onco iniide those lines of Longfellow,
oven more nppropriato now that they
were fifty years ago. flash into one's
A Mi.fl of old Lobxollln hull,
Now lomcwtiat fallen to decay,
Willi v, tuthcr ftuloj upon tbe wall,
And Htnlruuys worn and crazy doors.
And crtuklncand uneven floors.
And i hlmncys uuko and tiled and tall.
'? A farmer's wife welcomes tho occa
ssional caller who makes a sentimental
.pilgrimage to the spot and exacts tho
tViall feo of ten cents. Sho is an intel-
llignt woman, thoroughly familiar with
thonoctry and romanco of her habita
tion, ayd, as sho says, charges for her
servicesithat sho may bo ablo to contrib
ute a fpvVy extra shillings to the support
of tho localVhurch.
J-T J- X
Another spot in yrKiich lovers of jootry
cannot fail to bo interested is tho house
at Marblehead. M&sa., whero lived tiuj
man given unforunate immortality by
Old Flovd Ire-cm. for his hard heart.
Tarred and fesathcred and carried In a cart
By the womefa of Marblehead.
According o Helen Reed, tho Quaker
poet's accomfit is faulty. It was not the
women shw declares, but the men who
did the, taming and feathering. Ireson
was punished, it will bo remembered,
becaueie he had passed a ship in distress
witbeiut, offering help. The crew of the
shiprperished, and only the captain sur
vived to tell the story of Ireson'o neglect.
"Kreson bore his punishment withont a
word savo at tho end. "itnanK you
' for ray ride, gentlemen, but you will
live to regret it."
It was afterword proved that Ireson
had wanted to go to the sttking ship,
but his own creujhto a wan "efused to
go in the face of tho desperate t;alo then
blowing. But trub or nut thoVgh,tho
story be, tho houso of Skipper Ira -on is
a great attraction to sightseers. ' The
incident narrated by Whittier occuwod
in 1808, and the houso itself was pro a
bly built somewhat earlior than tun.
Zealous thouch the neoplo of Marble
head are to defend tho good name oft
uieir women, n is iruu 111 loruitr uiuuij
thoy had a reputation for masnulinity
end for markod originality of demeanor
Years ago Tennyson wrotoof his birth
placo: Hero thy boyhood emig
Lone since Its matin song, and heard
The low love language of tho bird
In catlvo hazel's tassel hung.
Somersby is tho namo of tho estate,
and it is in ono of the most beautiful
sections of tho Lincolnshire region. In
that pretty "pastoral district of softly
sloping hills and largo ash trees" Tenny
son was born in 1809, and throughout his
early verso, observes an admirer, wo aro
constantly brought with loving minute
ness in contact with some ono or other
feature of the landscape Now it is the
manor house, portrayed for us as the
"Moated Grange," now the church
whero his father officiated, and now the
The woods that belt tho gray hlllsldo,
Tho seven elms, tho iioplars four
That stand beside my father's door.
The brook that loves
To purl o'er matted cress and ribbed sand,
Or dimple In tho dark of rushy coves.
Considerable interest then was natu
rally excited in literary circles by the
announcement that tho Somersby estate
was for sale. In tho catalogue tho
"Moated Grango" was described as a
"comfortablo gentleman's residence,
pleasantly placed in charming pleasure
grounds, sheltered by magnificent forest
trees, and overlooking beautiful shrub
beries, lovely lawns and gardens,
verdant meadows sloping to the wind
ing trout stream, tho River Lyimn, and
tho protty pastoral country in tho dis
tance," whilo the rectory was made tho
subject of a burst of fino sentiment on
the part of tho venders.
All in vain, however. Tho property
was put np at 25,000, whon it advanced
by many bids of 500 and ono of 1,000
to 30,500, whero it stopped, although
tho auctioneer declared that some years
ago ho would have got people to bid
100,000 for tho property. Tho owner
refused to part with it for tho highest
bid offered, and tho estate was with
drawn. Tho reserve price, 60 the ro
port ran in tho mart, was 40,000.
F. X. White.
THE STORY TOLD IN METAU
A Connecticut Man's Kemurkable Memo
rial nf the Wnr.
Mr. A. E. Brooks, of Hartford, has
been collecting relics of the civil war
ever sinco it closed, and has now com
bined 2,000 bullets, shells and frag
ments of shells, bayonets, broken guns
and the like into a monument which
certainly has no parallel. Singularly
enough, ho has succeeded in making it
at onco beautiful und terribly suggest
ive. It is five and a half feet high, the
inner framo be
ing of lumber,
on which the
relics are fas
tened in such a
way as to com
pletely conceal it
and make the
like a solid mass
There aro 1,833
from the princi
and 124 Union
ore also revolv
belt plates worn by
men and officers,
bayonotfl, canteens, bowio knives used by
tho Louisiana rangers, exploded shells
from different fields, cavalry equipment,
spurs and buckles, incorporated in the
design with great skill and intelligence.
Every bullet, every broken remnant of
shot and shell, every belt plate and
epaulet could tell of inspiring scenes
and events. The story of tho war is
told in metal. Tho great armies of tho
north and south occupy opposito sides.
The national government is represented
in the letters U. S., tho combination be
ing mado from minio balls from Peters
burg. Tho Confederacy, on tho other
hand, is represented in the letters C.
S., which aro composed of bullets from
thoFOuthern lines. Tho battle selected is
not on southern soil, but in the stato of
Pennsylvania. Gettysburg has been
chosen becauso that represented the
high tido of tho Confederacy.
Tho centerpieco on tho Federal sido is
n revolver which exploded in tho hands
of a soldier named Williams; on the
Confederate sido it is a Confederate
canteen pierced by four bullets. Tho
Union canteen on tho other sido was
found near tho McPherson monument
at Atlanta. On ono sido are exossed
bayonets, whilo tho opposito is signal
ized by bowio knives that were carried
in tho belts of tho Louisiana tigers
Tho Confederate belt plates cannot bo
duplicated easily. They represent the
styles worn by officers and men. A
couple of these- belt plates aro of i
cnliar significance, telling of blockade
runners that wero intercepted and deeds
of daring that wero wasted. Both are
ot British origin, ono bearing tho coat
of irms of Great Britain and the other
tho i eaii of tho British Hon. Both were
captuc, beforo the blockado runner
had pevetrated the Union naval lines.
The moinment is surmounted by a
32-poundcfihot. Such aro but tho most
salient features of a production too
unique for description.
AH Siri if Congresses.
London i3 1 nUtaln various inter
national congresses Mrin tho next few
years, and tho l.Vest Vaitors announced
aro tho dcraatologisbWho will hold
their meeting in tho EnVjigh. capital in
1 b X. Dr. Hutchinson witW Dresidcnt.
AKIZONA REPUBLICAN: FRIDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1892.
HE DOES "STEEPLE WORK."
Chat nlth un Kxpert Cllml.cr About His
Aleck Wiggins wears tho belt as tho
ctjnmpion climber of Chicago. A Now
York man too! Ho had been doing all
sorts of high climbs in New York for
years, and hearing that a man was need
ed tojmut up and paint tho flagpoles
V nn 4i.. irr.i.i
fair buildings ho
went thero at
once. Tho man
agers wero de
lighted to SCO
him, as no ono
else had applied
for tho job. Ho
has a monopoly
indeed, but not
what pcoplo gen
erally would call
a "soft snap,"
though ho earns
fifteen dollars a
aren't many of us
in tho business now," ho said sadly in a
recent interview. "Old Jimmy Fergu
son was killed not long ago. Ho slipped
off tho tower of tho Albany penitentiary
and was washed on tho ground. But
Jim was too old for this business. I say
that when a man gets to be fifty-six
years old ho wants to quit climbing
steeples. Charley Shaw was another.
Ho dropped too. Ho worked on tho
stack of Clark's thread mill at Newark,
and tho papers wero full of it at tho
Aleck went to sea at tho ago of thir
teen, nnd soon became noted oven among
sailors as a cljmbcr. His first exploits
on land wore so well paid that he quit
tho sea and now for twelvo years has
been doing "steeple work," as it is called
by the "profession." His achievement
on tho Manhattan Athletic clubhouse in
New York was tho wonder of tho time.
Tho flagpole is forty-fivo feet long, and
it starts from the crown of a cupola
forty feet high, so tho top of tho polo is
just 800 feet abovo Madison avenue, no
painted the polo entire in two hours and
got twenty-fivo dollars for it. Speaking
of his method, ho says:
"I uso what's called the boatswain's
chair in going up. It's a board with a
rope through it. Tho ropo comes up and
winds around tho pole. Then I have a
strap down under the chair for n foot
rest. This strap goes around the pole,
and I just push myself up and then
fasten tho ropo that holds the boat
"Liberty polo in Philadelphia was a
good job. That is 187 feet high and tho
polo is only four inches through at tho
top. I went up that, and Logan squaro
was full of peoplo expecting to see mo
slip off, but I fooled them. I finished
that job in three days and got seventy
fivo dollars for it."
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