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PAINTING U- S. SENATOES.
Prank Mead Tells the St. Paul Globe
Something of their Characteristic.
A Picture of the Great en as they Ap
peared when Pfeflr Spoke-
The following is Frank Mead's de
scription of the U. S. Senate during Pef
fer's speech on Thursday:
It is a gloomy date in the senate, be
cause without the rain conies down with
a steady, ceaseless, intermediate drizzle.
A cushion of clouds miles in thickness
absorbs the sun's rajs. Within the cham
bei the gloom is made more oppressive
by an occasional incandescent light, the
lays fiom which peermistily through the
damp, daik and impure air.
And this remark provokes the inquiry:
Why did the people of Kansas send thi
man heie' Your correspondent has no
desire to roast or ridicule Senator Peffer.
Doubtless he was and is a good average
•country lawyer, a citi/en without guile,
and would make a harmless, innocuous,
inoflen-i\ e. it not a superexcellent justice
of the peace. Whv will ccitain sections
ol this gieat and glorious republic occa
sionally pull up by the roots some one
among their unsophisticated citizens and
undeitakc to transplant him into the un
canny soil of the ttion's capital? Heie
in Washington Mi. Pfeffer seems to be
of no possible use. If he leallydoes not
btand tor leform in political, financial
anp official methods,, then may God pro
tect the methods-.
It is possible that in the dhine chem
istiy Mr. Pieffer may stand for some un
known and incompieliensible spiritual
ingiedient which io sometime to become
puipo=*eiul in our national evolution.But
now his. uses aie certainly hidden, his
ins function concealed.
Meantime Mi. Pfeffei is, speaking. No
one knows or cues ]iist\\hat he is speak
ing about, but ne\eitheless he continues
to dine his lemaiks into the tiled cais,
of the official icpoiteis.
On the Demociatic "»ide of the cham
ber tlieie is a blight eyed, manly-look
yo.mg fellow sitting beside Wolcott ot
C'oloiado, and the eloquent senatoi is
evidently telling lum a good story, foi
the young man Liu»hs heaitih with a
tiank, genuine boyish laughtei— eyes
spaikhng and sides sinking with glee
Tins man is appaitntly under thiriy
a»L. Natuie lias not as jet
tine wn out liei signals of accrued wisdom
by endowing him with any poition
ot sihei in Lis uk brown hah. And
jet tins man has led the Demociatic par
ty ot Massachueetts the times in heated
state campaigns—twice suffeiing defeat
tincc times listening to the giateful bur
ials ol \ictoij. ''The boy" is Gov, Rus
sell, lelated bj blood to the most noted
Puntan families—the Lowells, the
llolmtses and the Adamses of the old Baj
at ite. lie is a splendid type ot the biainy
joung American who has failed to culti
"sate his muscle at the expense of his
biams. Slendei, but lobust. eiectand
aleit menement, modest and respect
ful, Iut eoulial in his inteicouise with
the sen ilonal big wigs wlio smile upon
a K! salute him—thus he appeared from
ic puss galleij, as- he saunteis aionnd
t'ie ehambei shaking hands with friends.
.lust now Cullom, of Illinois, andVor
heis of Indiana, aie in close and confid
ential Minsultalioii. The latt'-i has been
moie discussed dunng the repeal tight
than ,m\ man in the countiy. lie has
submitted to moie causeless criticism
an 1 unmerited abuse than all the othei
senvtois combined. Senator Voorhees
is sixty-si\ jeais old, has spent more
than tlmty jcars ot that time in public
lite, sixteen of whichha\e been in the
senate. lie has ability of a high order,
lo\es liteiature, and was foimeily very
iond ot convivial sessions with "the
boys,'" including indulgence in the great
American game of "draw." Of late
ears he goes to bed betimes, avoids late
dinners and rich food, obeys the com
mand to "look not upon the wine when
it is red," and is altogether a staid digni
ged and respectable citizen. He is a
veij* sensitive man and grows hot in the
collar with greater velocity than almost
any other senator. He is rarely happy
in retort, because he is liable to allow
his temper to run away with him. The
intellectu il fighter loses his most irresist
ible weapon when he goes into a con
test with the blood in his brains and his
pulse quickened by passion. This is
Senator Voorhees' weakness. I is liable
to be the failing of all geneious andgreat
Voorhees made his first reputation
away baek before the war. He was an
eloquent young lawyer at Terra Haute,
Ind., at the time of John Brown's raid
on Harper's Perry. In Brown's army of
fanatics was an imaginative youug fellow
of twenty-two, a brother-in-law of Gov.
Willard, then the Democratic chief exe
cutive of Indiana. The young man was
arrested with Brown, and Gov. Willard
employed Voorhees to go to Virginia to
defend him. His plea to the jury was
published everywhere, and gave young
Mr. Voorhees a national reputation as an
eloquent advocate. But his young client
was hanged just the same.
In the fight for repeal Mr. Voorhees
has clone all that any man could do to
pass the measure, Hampered as he has
been by the laws, rules, customs, courte
sy, and all the undefinable humbug of
that august body. He has also held his
temper in check very much better than
any one who knows him supposed could
be possible. Knowing his weakness, the
silver senators have nagged him syste
matically, while several Republican re
pealeis have added to hia burdens by an
noyances that seemed at times wilful, if
not malicious. Frequently the Indiana
man has been on the point of tearing up
things by the roots, but has by a mighty
If the sacred saying is true, that
"Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth,"
the Almighty must have a great and
abiding affection for Senator Dan Voor
As I write, that intellectual little bull
teirier, Senator Vest, engages in conver
sation with the shrewd, sagacious and es
tute senatorial representative from Mary
land, Gorman. That conversation, in
which both seem to be deeply interested,
would lie woith promotion to some bud
ding newspaper genius, if he could only
get on to what they were saying.
It is singular how the peculiarities of
lowei animal life, often vouchsafed to
men, are justified and verified in the char
acteristics of those to whom they are gi
*en. Senator Vist has a decidedly intelli
gent cast of countenance, but possesses
the build as well as the facial develop
ment of the bull terrier. With these
phjsical workings, he has also the men
tal tone and temper of his model. He
is essentially good tempered with his
equals feaileso with his superiors, su
pieinely contemptuous towaid his interi
ms and loves a shindy like an Irishman,
albeit he larely engages in the personal
snail and wiangle which weakens the
influence of so many able men upon the
flooi ot the senate. When Vest does shy
ins castor into the ring, however, the fel
lows he is after alw aj know he is there
Ot tne same type, though laigi-r phy
sically, is Wolcott, of Colorado. As yet
these two have never tackled each other.
It in the future they should do so, the
wicked man of the world can stake his
last dollar that theie will be tan tor the
A glance of the eye out of the window
shows that the rain is still falling mono
tonously—"solemnly and clow." A
slight cocking of the left ear proves that
Peffer is iiksomely repeating his dron
ing and tedious lesson. Let us continue
to muse while the weary rain
the idealess words continue to descend
upon a listless woild.
On the Republican side of the cham
ber Senator Sherman, of Ohio, the griz
zled veteran of more that thirty years,
speaks smilingly to Senator Lodge, of
Massachusetts, the youngest recruit.
The senior poll—bald and gray is
close behind the junior sconce close
cropped and curly. One is irresistibly
reminded of the mother cat teaching the
juvenescent kitten to catch mice. The
veteran's motions with his hands seem to
let go of the frightened victim while the
young senatoi reaches out in reply as if
to capture the escaping prize.
Just at this interesting point David
Hill of New York strolls across to the
Republican side, and pauses with his per
petual Mephistophelean smile to speak
to young Senator Dubois, of Idaho. Al
ready these two begin to respect each
other. Each is in the very prime of life,
and just beginning to put into full play
the intellectual muscles with which na
ture has endowed them. One has won
his spurs in fierce battles in the crowded
East. The other comes from the brand
new West, having gained all his experi
ence of parliamentary life during two
congresses, wherein he sat and watched
and prayed— but did not vote—as a ter
It has been the fashion to decry the
powers of Senator Hill, but during this
tiresome session he has several times
shown that he possessed ability of a high
order, and the courage of a Napoleon.
Senator Hill has shattered several idols
during his checkered public life. I re
mained for him a to butcher the sacred
cow of senatorial courtesy in her well
guarded stall, and hung her bloody hide
in full view of her worshipers. Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, was prolific of
sneers and rumbling suppressed volcanic
fires for several days. Finally Senator
Hill—one of the senatorial "juveniles,"
as he was called by Mr. Morgan-provoked
the subtei ranean monster to appear, and
showed how tame a thing a senatorial
earthquake actually was when produced
in open court. Senator Morgan will not
be so handsome, but he will know enough
to give a wide range to new and untried
senators hereafter. Mr. Hill is the cool
est man in debate on the floor of the
senate, and, cruel as he Is cool, no sign
of passion or excitement is ever manifest
with him. That Satanic smile never,
leaves his face while speaking. It is not
a pleasant facial attitude. It might be
called malignant and the tone of his
voice is in sound a singular cross between
the sudden lamor of an alnrm clock
and the wicked roar of a circular saw
that is anested unexpectedly by a rail
way spike. Mr. Hill will meet l^ts of
opposition hereafter in the senate. Prob
ably after Mr. Morgan's experience no
one will care to sneer at the New York
The Northw estern senators have not
put them«elves in the way of being run
over by the debate. Senator Washburn
tackled Morgan once or twice, but was
exceedingly glad to think he had escaped
with his life. He had even let go of
him as suddenly as though he had inad
vertantly touched a live electric wire
And after he had gotten clean out of
reach our Minnesota man examined him
self all over, and seemed to see a better
opportunity than Hill to turn down the
arrogant Alabama man, but discreetly
declined the contest. It was well. Sena
tor Washburn has many excellent quali
ties. One of these is not fertility of
recource in an off-hand discussion with
the world as an audience.
Pettigrew and Kyle, »f South Dakota
Roach of North Dakota Vilas and
Mitchell, of Wisconsin, and Davis, of
Minnesota have been dumb some of
them because they have no talent for
public speech. Davis and Vilas are
trained orators, however, and just why
they have rested no one knows Hans
brough delivered his maiden effoit to a
beggarly amount of empty benches early
in the fight. There are remote indica
tions that he has lived long enough to
be ashamed of himself since he did it.
Maybe Davis and Vilas are right. Sil
ence is \oiy frequently golden. While
there is no room for doubt that senatorial
speech has for the last two months been
most emphatically silvern. He is a veiy
strong man ho, having C. K. Davis'
talent for speech, can yet stand guard
ovei himself and remain dumb as the
The slant rays of the setting sun shine
out from under the curtain of overhang
ing clouds. The rain has ceased. Mr.
Peffer remarks: "Mr. President, I will,
with the senators'permission, defer the
conclusion of my remarks to some fut
uie occasion." There is a mental "Thank
God!" and Mr. Voorhees arises to remark:
"Mr. President, I move the senate do
now adjourn until to-morrow at half
past 10 o'clock."
SOME SLEEPY EYETEMS.
The News of the Week Briefly Considered
The first snow of the season fell last
Otto Baarsch was a Sleepy Eye visitor
last Thursday evening. He called at
Larrabee's to see Iris little brother and
seemed quited surprised to karn of Al's
The Woman's Club will entertain the
Sorosis of Tracy and Mesdames ,Webber
and Lind of New Ulm at Mrs. Gress'
residence this afternoon.
A Durbahn and family spent Sunday
at New Ulm and Laffayette with rela
Quarterly meeting at the German M.
E. Church next Sunday. Rev. H. J.
Hobert of Le Sueur will conduct the
Sidewalks are going *up (veMcalryT
right along and in some cases, the emo
tions of abutting property owners are
exhibiting a similar tendency. And the
YQJj[JMEXY. TZC 45. E ULM, O O COUNTY, MINX., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEB 1, 1893 WHOLE NUMBER 825^
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
arr died Sunday morning aged two
days. The funeial seivices, took place
Sunday afternoon, Rev. V. ). Reohr of
the Baptist chnrcn officiating. The
afflicted pan nts have the sympathy of
their many friends in their sad bereave
L. P. Jensen pet out on his second trip
to Chicago yesterday afternoon to pur
chase another supply of goods. Lars
Peter has learned the secret of good buy
ing—one of the most important factors
in a successful business career.
Herman Durbahn oflafayelte called
on his brother Saturday on his way to
Roy Murfiu has entered the employ of
the Mill Co. in the capacity of inspector
weights and measures.
Misses Flagg and Kissling returned
yesterday morning lrom Chicago. Messrs.
Brocks and Holden ditto.
J. A. Wellnitz died yesterday of cons
umption, aged 21 years. Mr. Wellnitz
had been to California and other points
in the hope of finding relief from the
dread disease but his efforts were una
vailing. Funeral this afternoon. De
ceased was a relative of Mrs. Martin
Philip Johannsen, for several years in
the employ of the Mill Co. in the capa
city cf miller, has purchased a half
interest in the Fair store which will here
after be, under the management of
Two weddings in the near future.
Particulars later. Unohoo.
Mrs. II. Mo of Sleepy Eye visited with
Mrs. Gercles last week.
Miss Fanny Rowe of Redwood Falls,
an accomplished musician, visited with
her sister. Miss Lucy, last Wednesday.
She will be here again Nov. 1 and make
an attempt to organize a class in instru
mental music. ..
Miss Hannah Gerstmann spent last
Tuesday and Wednesday in Sleepy Eye.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Ball spent last
-week-viewing-the -wonders of the World's
A wedding was announced for last
Thursday night, but it was not to be.
The guests were at hand, and the minis
ter was ready to splice the knot. Great
was his surprise when he found that the
bridegioom, though not an inexperienced
man in such matters, had neglected to
secure the necessary license. Of course
the knot remained unspliced. To make
matters worse, the never-failing "tin pan
brigade" turned up and did not cease
with their "music of the spheres" until
the usual offering had been turned over
to their leader.
Married: Sunday, Oct. 29., at the re
sidence of Richard Gerdes, Mr. Karl Bau
mann, an old and venerated citizen of
our town, and Mrs. Gerdes Sr., motherof
our postmaster. Rev. Langholz officia
Died: Saturday, Oct. 28, Mrs. Paul
Petrick, of consumption. The bereaved
husband has the heartfelt sympathy of
the enthe community.
Died: Saturday, Oct. 28, at the home
of Jos. Goetsche. south of here, Mr. Lor
enz Wuerfl, age 26, of obstruction of the
bowels, after an illness of only 48 hours.
Mr. Henry Behnke of New Ulm was a
caller in Morgan Friday evening.
Among the guests at the Baumann
Gerdes wedding we noticed Mr. and Mrs.
Adolf Quehl and Mr. Paul Thiele Sr. of
A dance took place at the McCarlson
faim at Evan. Saturday night. A pleas
ant time is reported.
Julius Howl of Eden entertained about
a score of his friends at a pleasant danc
ing party Sunday night.
Mr. Dah Reardon and wife of New
Ulm are visiting relatives here.
Mr. Milton Jones of Redwood Falls vi
sited here Sunday and Monday.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church
are making arrangements tor a fair, to
be held some tiaie before Christmas.
They are also arranging for a series of
entertainments. Wat $0m
J. C. Koelgen is taking in"' tne sights
at the World's Fair this week.- *k
Mr. John Evanson died last Friday
night at the residence of Lars Rudd in
1he town of camp, two miles west of this
place. He was a young man of twenty
fours years and had clerked in the store
of Lammers & Greer for some years.
Typhoid fever was the cause of his death
We are also called upon to record the
death of our fellow townsmen, Mr. Carl
Hornburg, who succumbed to that dread
disease, catairh of the stomach, last
Wednesday night at the age of seventy
one years. His remains were consigned
to their last long resting place on Friday
at 2 P. M. the tuneral services being
preached by Rev. Williams, who used
as his text the following words For me
to live is Christ and to diels gain. Mr.
Hornburg was highly esteemed by all
who knew him for his honesty, upright
manner and amiable christian disposition,
His life, since living in our midst, has
been that of a truly exemplary Christian.
He leaves a wife and several grown-up
sons and daughters who have the heaitfelt
sympathy of the Review correspondent.
The following Fairfixites are atte id
ing couit at Beaver Falls this week as
witnesses in the Beard and Gray case.
Johnlago, Rev. Rosen, C. Dohlman,
John Donhoue, H. vVerring, Frank Bre
gel. Geo. Frank, Aug. Rieke, Chas. Lam
mers, Chas. Deiter, W. B. Dodge, Matt
Welter, J. C. Cretty, M. D. Brown and
Married: Last Wednesday at Zavier's
church in the town of Camp, four miles
west of this village, Mr. R, Gilbertson to
Miss Jennie Hongley of this place, Rev.
News items are like gold dollars, few
and far between.
The Fairfax items in last weeks New
Ulm Post were all from ten days to two
week's old, Do they call that news?
Chas. Kan^ of Glencoe, formerly prin
cipal of schools at this place, was in
town last Saturday, enroute to the home
of his uncle, Patrick Raverty of Golden
Gate. Mr. Kane expects to teach in
Brown Co. this winter.
Andrew Hansen, has been called home
from Curtiss Business College to testify
in the Beard and Gray trial this week.
Our wheat market has been from 2to3
cents above list prices most of the past
Wm. Mueller transacted business in
New Ulm Monday.
Miss Notehardt of New Ulm is visit
ing with Miss Fecker.
John Roth was absent from town for
a few days last week doing business in
the Twin Cities.
C. B. Lamm has purchased the Shields
property and is now having a neat resi
dence erected thereon.
Another improvement, which will add
its share to the appearance of VanDusen
Street as many more have done this seas
on, is the residence which is being build
by Henry Plath. It will make a hand
some cottage when completed.
Miss Olga Schleuder of New Ulm is
the guest of her brother Hugo.
All of our local World's Fair \isitors
have returned home, leady and able now
to attend to matters at home without
any alluring visions to draw them hence.
The Marble Theatre Co. has been en
teitainng the people of Springfield for
the past three days, this, Wednesday,
evening being their last performance.
They have attracted large audiences every
e\ening, which is pretty good evidence
that they still retain the ability to please
which characterized them in years past.
A Kind Husband.
Chicago Inter Ocean: He—Spriggs is
always very thoughtful of his wife's
She—What has he been doing lately?
He—Yesterday he bought two of the
smallest coal scuttles he could find so as
to mane it easy for her to carry in the
Not by Any Means.
Washington Star: "Is this building
fire-proof," asKed the man with blue
glasses and a large gripsack.
"Not if you're a book agent," replied
the janitor, conclusively.
Calming her Suspicions.*
Texas Siftings: "I hope," said MabeJ
to her brother, "that Algernon does not
play cards for money."
"No," replied the young man, ean
safely say that he does not."
"I am so glad to hear it. Bat jon are
«Yes. Sometimes Algemoon thinks
he is playing for money, but it is really
the other man who is so occupied.''
Do not put off taking a medicine.
Numerous little ailments, if neglected
will soon break up the system. Take
Hood's Saraaparilla now, to expel disease,
ive strength and appetite, 2
He Scores the develanditeg and Ohampi-SSL,
ons the* Cause of Silver. ,.*
In a letter to Editor Day of the FairVViff
mont Sentinel, Hon. John Lind of this i^tf
city ghes his opinions of the silver leg-"
istation as follows:
I received and" noted with pleasure
your recent article in the Sentinel on the
silver question: Your views coincide
with those that I have entertained ever
since I gave the question the study and
thought that it deserves. I suppose that
we are "heretics" according to th«* house
definition of lepublicanism. But if we
defend our position as courageously as
you do, the Clevelandites will have more
of a task driving us out of the party than
they are figuring on. I wrote a U. S.
senator the other day and I used this
language: "I note what you say about
the condition of affairs in the senate. It
is a deplorable spectacle and still I must
confess that I feel very much chagrined
to think that the republicans should
make such haste to condemn republican
legislation and to become Cleveland's
foremost champions for the single gold
standard. Why couldn't the republicans
at least have made it a condition for
their joining the Cleveland forces that
he carry out the republican policy to the
extent of reconvening the monetary con
ference that he so unceremoniously dis
continued. Cleveland's dictatorial arrog
ance makes me "hot." First, he postpones
the conference indefinitely. Then con
nives with England to further depress
sih er, and finally calls congress together
and commands it to discontinue the use
of additional silver. What claim has
such action on republican suppoit?
I suppose that my views are heretical,
but I cannot refrain from expressing them
when I see our people, and especially
the farmers, in distress. Hauling wheat
to town to sell at 44 to 49c per bu., and
then think that their competitors Iu
dia, Argentine, Rusria, Austria-Hunga
ry, etc. aie selling their wheat at the old
and customary prices in their money
(reckoned ip siher the price of wheat has
not fallen) it makes me curse the jug
glery that brings such evils upon us.
Our people can not stand this unfair
competition. It is killing our farmers.
It suggests questions that the Cleveland
party will have to answer. Hov can we
as lepublicant) answer them?
I want to s,aj to you, Frank, that I, as
a republican, depiecate and repudiate
this unholy Cleveland nllianc that some
of our party friends are trying to commit
us to. And like yourself I propose to
miss no opportunity to express my re
sentment at such action and to preach
what I believe to be the true republican
doctrine—hi metalism, the silver and
gold money of the ConMitutiou.
THE EEPEAL BILL PAS&ES,
The Senate Has Finally Voted so by a Ma
jority of 11.
Monday evening the senate by a vote
of 43 to 32, after one of the most tedi
ous and remarkable of parliamentary con
tests, passed the bill unconditionally re
pealing the purchase clause of the Sher
man silver law. The end was rea*ched
after a continuous session of fourteen
days* after sixty-one days of debate, dur
ing which, five volumns of the Congres
sional Record had been filled with speech
es amounting in the aggregate to about
twenty million words, a stream of talk
that would stretch in cold type from
New York to the foothills of the Rocky
The Review desires to pay its mite
ot tribute to that tireless worker in the
senate, W. D. Washburne. Few men
have entered that body with so much of
popular disfavor to contend against, and
few have so honorably torn away the sus
picion that clung to them as he. His
stand on all questions has been honest
his attention to duty faithful, his belief
in transacting business as opposed to fil
ibustering pre-eminent. His career on
the whole hag been such as the public
generally approves of. ^.,
%fe&X prisoner was brought down from
Lake Benton last week, and will remain
•in jail here until the next term of court.
His offense consisted in throwing a club
at a man through a window as the result
of a quaneL
I Hood's Pills are purely vegetable.
fully prepared from the best ingredi
fents. 25c J.,8