Newspaper Page Text
DsUn 0 CHabE.
Official Paper of the City and County
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED.
ST. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY
No. 821 Wabashaw Street, St. Panl.
ST. PAUL, MONDAY, MARCH 17. _
MW TERMS OF THE GLOBE.
SEVEN ISSUES PER WEEK—BY CARRIER
One Year, payable in advance $8 00
Six Months, payable in advance 4 25
Three Months 2 25
Per Month 75
SIX ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST
One Year 86 00
Six Months 3 50
Three Months 2 00
One Month 70
All mail subscriptions payable invariably in
Seven issues per week by mail at same rates
as by carrier.
By Carrier—per year $2 00
By Mail—per year, postage paid 1 50
By Mail—postage paid, per year $1 15
WASHINGTON DURE A U.
The Washington News Bureau of the St. Paul
Globe is located at 1,424 New York avenue.
Residents of the northwest visiting Washington
aud having matters of local interest to give the
public will receive prompt and courteous atten
tion by calling at or addressing the above num
ber. All letters so addressed to give the name
and Washington address of the sender, to ensure
The Globe can be found on sale at the follow
ing news stands in Washington:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
Office Chief Signal Officek. )
Washington, D. C, Mar. 1G, 9:50 p. m. f
Observations taken at tho same moment of
time at all stations named.
UrPEIl MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 30.12 30 W Clear
La Crosse 30.0(J 38 W . Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 30.30 25 Calm Clear
Ft. Garry 30.23 21 NW Haay
Minnedosa 30.27 12 W Clear
Moorhead 30.20 22 N Clear
Qnapelle 30.28 03 SW Clear
St. Vincent 30.25 12 NW Clear
Ft. Assinaboin.30.16 10 Calm Clear
NOUTHEItN COCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Buford 30.30 23 NB Clear
Ft. Custer 30.22 33 E Clear
Helena, M. T...30.12 37 W Clear
Huron, D. T 30.28 28 N Clear
Medicine Hat...29.93 37 S Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 30.08 32 Calm Clear
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
29.970 35.9 24.0 W Cloudy
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .0, max
imum thermometer, 45.4; minimum thermom
eter, 24.0; daily range, 21.4.
Note —Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, March 10, 1 a. m.—Indications
for Upper Mississippi, generally colder, fair
weather, preceded in southern parts by local
rains, and in the northern winds.
as snow, southerly winds.
Missouri, warmer, partly cloudy weather, local
rains, with variable winds. South and middle
Pacific coast generally fair weather.
There seems to be a big boom on for Col
C. A. Morton for mayor of Fargo. The Col
onel was always popular when a resident of
St. Paul and frequently given local political
The Farmer's convention which meets at
the hall of the House of Representatives to
morrow, bids fair to be largely attended, and
an Important affair. The session will con
tinue three days.
When the Minneapolis Democrats meet in
city convention to morrow, they had better
consider before beginning their proceedings,
what great political advantage they will gain
by quarreling among themselves, and per
manently losing control of the city.
Deacon Nettleton's Minneapolis Tribune
of Sunday substantially concedes that the
Democrats of that city can remain in control
if united. In fact, the Deaeon is alarmed
even as it stands, and with Democratic har
mony he is in utter despair. It is healthy to
see such a rascal agitated.
Bill Washburn, continues to have him
self interviewed in order to declare that Min
nesota is against Arthur. This is done to
preveut Gen. Sanborn from being appointed
to the vacant judgeship. Washburn pre
teuds to be in favor of Gen. Sanborn but he
is never really in favor of a St. Paul man
for anything, under any circumstances. He
hopes to defeat Gen. Sanborn in this indi
rect way. Mr. Arthur may be sure he will
not set the Minnesota delegation unless he
does make the appointment, so he had better
CATTLE PLAGUE, OR NO.
The Chicago stock yards men are firm in
the opiuion that all the reports of the pre
valence of disease among cattle, in portions
of Illinois and in Kansas are bog^s and have
no other meaning than an effort to assist the
passage of the sanitary bill now before con
gress. The press of the entire country is
filled with evidence as to the evistence of
the foot and mouth disease, which evidence
is supplied by correspondents who have vis
ited the various localities and the admission
of the owners of the cattle, which are affected.
According to the stock yards view of it, the
owners [of cattle are willing to damage
their own prospects by asserting that they
have diseased cattle solely for the purpose of
getting a bill through congress which is not
at all in their interest. The governor of
Kansas is so far convinced of the existence
o[ the disease that he has called an extra ses
sion of the legislature,to take the matter into
consideration, and in the words of a reliable
correspondent, he has taken this course,
"after the most thorough investigation and
All the southern portion of Kansas is in a
high condition of excitement over the situa
tion, and there is an urgent demand from
every district that something should be done
to remedy the evil.
It is time that something should be done
to prevent these constantly occurring panics
concerning hog cholera, trichinosis, pleuro
pneumonia and foot and mouth disease. It
is often the case the evil is greatly exagger
ated, and it is equally true that there are
times when the imagination of cattle own
ers conjure the presence of a disease which
has no existence. The consequence of these
panics is disastrous. The news is spread
over the country, and is speedily wafted to
foreign countries, where it never loses in
In fact the opponents' of imports into
Europe are always willing to welcome any
such news, whether it be true or false, and
are assiduous in making the most of it to se
cure a general antipathy against American
meats. The remedy lies either with the
state or general government. On many ac
counts the latter is preferable. It has a
standing with foreign powers. It is some
thing with which they can communicate while
such is not the case with the 6tate authorities.
There might be a national sanitary board hav
ing reference to the health of cattle and hogs;
and as a part of this, there might be a per
manent inspection established at the great
shipping and slaughtering centers. This
would establish a basis of inspection which
would be accepted as a guarantee to foreign
dealers. If there were any trouble the dif
ference could be settled by official corres
pondence, in place of the system of unsup
ported affirmation and denial was in vogue.
ABOUT MR. TILDEN.
Interest is being concentrated anew and
universally on the candidacy of Mr. Tilden.
The general current of Democratic opinion
and preference is manifestly in his favor.
There is a comparatively small, Democratic
minority opposed jo bis nomination, and a
few newspapers having exclusive prefer
ences of their own. The Albany Times, the
Brooklyn Eagle and a lew other journals
mildly oppose Mr. Tilden while they award
him the highest praise for patriotism and
ability. The ground of opposition is placed
mainly upon his alleged physical condition,
about which there Is no little mystery. His
alleged physical infirmities are no doubt
much exaggerated, and his condition befog
ged for sinister purposes.
The N. Y. Sun has been among those who
took the ground that Mr. Tilden could not
be and would not be a candidate. But the
Am has reviewed and reversed its position.
It sees and says that the nomination of Mr.
Tilden is desired by "millions of voters,"
and gracefully assents to almost universally
expressed Democratic sentiment. The Sun
suggests, without any more ado or prelimin
ary skirmishing, as to his acceptance or non
acceptance of a nomination, that Mr. Tilden
be nominated at Chicago; that he be at once
informed of the fact; and that the conven
tion, await his response accepting or de
clining the nomination. In discussing
this matter, the Sun well says:
"He (Mr. Tilden) seeks for nothing, and asks
nothing at the hands of the Democracy. There
is no honor that it has to confer which can add
anything to his substantial renown. He has
gone the round of public life and distinction, and
to be nominated or elected to the Presidency in
1884 could add nothing to his fame. No word
has ever escaped his lips, no written line has ever
come from his pen, no intimation or suggestion
has ever fallen from him, which looks toward
wishing for such a nomination or being willing
to accept it. On the contrary, every utterance of
his has been in the nature of refusal, of disincli
nation, of having performed all the service that
should be required of a man, and of being now
fully entitled to peace, to leisure, to repose.
But the public feeling will not have it so. The
great mass turn toward Mr. Tilden with admira
tion, with gratitude, and with an inextinguish
able sense of justice to be done. They insist
that, without seeking to know beforehand wheth
er he can accept the nomination or whether he
will accept it, it shall be tendered to him without
conditions, as a testimonial of the esteem and
the appreciation of the Democratic masses.
Will he accept it? This is the question that is
asked. In answer to it we have nothing to add to
our former words; but as to the policy of the
matter we have no doubt whatever. There arc
millions of voters in this country who will not be
THE GAMBLING ERA.
Two great scandals in connection with
gambling have within a short time been de
veloped, one in the English metropolis, and
one in the French capital. In both cases the
location of the club has been in an aristo
cratic quarter, and in both instances, the bud
ding developments have been nipped before
they blossomed into maturity. Enough, how
ever, has been learned to demonstrate that a
high-toned club offers no protection agianst
deliberate swindling; and further that men
and women of the highest social rank, aud
whose general reputations had been
beyond dispute have resorted to marked
cards and other appliances of the kind for
the purpose of plucking the unsophisticated.
In the case of the French club, many names
are mentioned as members, among which are
those of princes, vlscomtes, dukes, ambas
sadors and others of high standing. The
club is thoroughly royal and aristocratic, the
name of no man not of blue blood or sus
pected of the taint of republicanism ever
being presented for membership. Among
other things charged and sufficiently proved
is one to the effect that a card "sharp," there
known as a "Greek," was in the employ of
certain members, both male and female,
to whom he gave lessons in handling cards
and in the tricks of the profession. It is
also shown that, disguised as servants, there
were introduced into the club large numbers
of sharpers, who waited on their pretended
masters, and in thus serving them passed to
them marked cards. "Cold decks" gave
them information as to the hands held by
others, and performed similar service to the
utmost possible exteut. All this is developed
in a club composed of the very highest in
rank people in France. If such things be
possible among those classes, what is not
possible in any other circle or coterie in Par
is or in any other part of the world?
The exposures made of the secrets of a
swell club in London, are scarcely less start
ling than those just enumerated of the
French club, known as the Rue Koyale Cer
cle. If these two clubs, composed of the so
called best people of the two great capitals of
the world, are shown to be rotten to the very
centre, to be composed of aristocratic male
and female swindlers, whatguarantee is there
that all other clubs are not equally unsound,
and that gambling in no case where the re
verse is possible, is founded on a square
basis? There is no reason to suppose that
gambling, as a rule, is square when cheating
is possible. There is no exception to this as
sertion, that is worth mentioning, either in
the old world or the new, in professional
games, or iu private ones, wherever located.
It may be.setdown as an unalterable fact
that people who will gamble will refrain from
cheating only when cheating is liable to de
tection, or when a resort to swindling
methods is not practicable. This may be
asserted of the regular faro dens, of the
poker clubs, and of the games which are
everywhere now to be found in the drawing
rooms of private houses, and which are par
ticipated in by the members of the family, ir
respective of sex. There have been periods
in the world's history when there were
heavier stakes played for than at present, but
there is no period in history in which gamb
ling was so prevalent, so widely distributed
through society, so connected with the home
and the fireside as it is at this
time. In large cities there is a gambling
establishment in every block in the business
portions. There is a poker club sandwiched
between the faro dens; many of the rooms of
the hotels have poker games in unbroken
progress; they are to be found in private
houses; on the cars; and in fine, it Is easier
to say where they are not, than where they
are, and in all these places the rule is that
cheating, if undetected, is allowable. If there
be a perfectly fair game in any
place it is so for the sole reason
that there is no participant who
knows how to cheat, or if knowing how,
lacks the nerve to practice it. There is no
truthful dispute of this assertion. Every
gambler is to the extent, that he is a gambler,
a swindler. There are men who may deny
this, but if they do they are either hypocrites
or else they do not know themselves.
Cheating or the desire to cheat is as insepa
rable from gambling as the shadow from
light; they are one, and the one cannot
exist without the other. In view
of this fact, and the prevalence of
gambling it becomes a question of consider
able importance as to what will be the ulti
mate effect of this insidious and seductive
vice on a nation infected with it. It must
be that when gambling enters a community,
and takes thorough possession of it, the
virtues must step out. It may be noticed by
the closer class of observers that, in France
ehastity is largely regarded as a farce, or a
nonentity; England is covered all over with
the infamies of its leading men and
women; in this country the divorce courts
are running everlastingly to their utmost ca
pacity. There is, at least in this country,
and here gambling reaches its maximum de
velopment—a laxity in public and private
morals that never had a Darallel. Th« nnr.
ii i ii ii ■i mi ___——-—-!---:»■; " ■ ■■3tr3rr~-~~~~—^- V „l_. . ~".' '—***:. . ■■ . _____
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 17, 1884.
chase of legislatures, the bribing of officials,
the defalcations of men in office, and the
embezzlements of banking and business
men holding places of trust, are so common
that they cease to attach much
attention, or even to attach any
particular disgrace to the culprits even when
their offences are made public. Is it a mere
coincidence that a characteristic era of
gambling is so intimately associated with
one in which the chastity of women has fallen
to the minimum, rash speculation is encour
aged and speculation and embezzlement are
at a maximum? Is one condition cause, and
the other effect, or are they twins, whelped
by the same infernal dam and so constituted
that one exists only in conjunction with the
There are so many chances favoring the
couclusion that gambling is really the cause
of our extended public and private demorali
zation, that decent people everywhere, should
give their efforts to make gamblers of all
kinds infamous. The laxity of public opin
ion, its toleration of grain and card gam
bling, and of corruption in officialism is a
part of the prevalent evil. Unless something
in the nature of reform shall take place, the
probabilities are, that in another decade or
two the large cities of this country will reach
a condition compared with which Sodom will
appear to good advantage.
A Chicago Democratic paper indulges its
readers with the following mildly spirited para
graph concerning the Lasker matter: "It was
quite in keeping with the pusillanimous policy
which actuates the Democratic party in the
Douse of Representatives that, when the Lasker
resolutions were returned to that body Monday,
a Republican should at once assume the leader
ship and do just what the leader of the majority
if there is any such person, should have done." A
New York city Democratic paper has the follow
ing upon the same subject: "Frank Hiscock
showed himself worthy of the leadership of the
Republican minyrity. For several days, Kasson,
of Iowa, has been running about preaching a
policy af silence and holy res
ignation to the Bismarck snub. It was
his intention to get all the papers from the state
department which bear upon the subject referred
to the foreign affairs committee, where the whole
matter was to be pigeonholed if his gentle policy
had prevatled. Nearly two weeks ago Mr. His
cock prepared his resolutions introduced to-day,
reaffirming the resolution of condolence, and in
plain but diplomatic language asserting the dig
nity of the house to snubbing Bismarck in re
turn for his officiousness. It was his purpose to
offer his resolution to go with the papers to the
foreign affairs committee, and to thereby prevent
an ignominious smothering of the subject. His
resolution is one that if not promptly acted upon
will be called for by the . New York member.
When the communication of the President was
received thia afternoon there was every anticipa
tion of a lively debate, but only the Presidents
brief message was read, and there being no call
for the reading of the accompanying papers, the
whole matter was then referred to the foreign
affairs committee. This was not, however, until
Iliscock's resolution had been read in a silence
of manifest approval. His resolution cuts off the
great opportunity of the Texas Ochiltree, and at
the same time robs the Democratic leaders of the
laurels they might have won if they had equalled
the promptness in meeting the situation.
The make up of the editor of the N. Y. Fasft
ion Reporter would be creditable even to so
genteal a personage as President Arthur, who
enjoys the reputs of being the best dressed
American gentleman. The Baltimore American
describes the appearance of Mr. Mitchell, the
editor, as he appeared at the banquet of the Bal
timore tailors and cloth and trimming dealers.
"He was arrayed in the tip of the style. His
carlct-colored evening dress coat and pants fitted
perfectly his elegant form. He wore a white
embossed satin vest,andhis coat lined with white
silk. Diamond studs his adorned immaculate shirt
front, and a white silk cravat, with long flowing
ends, and shinning patent leather slippers com
pleted his outfit. He was a good-looking dark
mustached young man, and well became the
costume he wore." Mr. Mitchell was called on
for a speech, and said the first American fashion
reports were published in 1826, but they were
simply copies of English and French fashions.
Soon, however, America began to take a leading
interest in fashiyns, and became an originator
instead of a coypist. The first fashion publisher
and one of the most famous, was the late J. B
West who died a few days ago.
From a point of time to the contrary of which
the memory of man runneth not, Fred. Douglass
has been a prominent and accepted ally of the
Woman Suffragists, speaking at their meetings,
devising, counselling and striving with them for
the amelioration of the relation of the sex to the
ballot. At the annual convention just held at
Washington Mr. Douglass attended, and sat in a
front pew, but was not, as of old, invited to sit
upon the platform or to speak. He was deliber
ately and curtly snubbed. • The ladies took this
course to let their old friend know that since his
recent marriage he could no longer be with them,
nor of them, and that henceforth, they must not
speak as they pass each other by. Poor old
At the Onondaga county fair just held at Syra-'
cuse, N. Y., a package of twenty pounds of but
ter, the product of Holstein cows,took the first
prize in competition with the best Jersey dairies
in the country. The test was a fair one, as none
of the makers or competitors were known to
the inspectors, and the result in favor of the
Holstein butter was quite a surprise. The merits
of that race of cows are hardly known in this
Miss Ellen Terry appears to he a woman
after Washington's own heart. While in that
city she was chaperoned by Mrs. Pendleton and
gallivanted around by Miss Bayard. The presi
dent honored her with a reception, and on all
sides she received flattering attentions from the
best ladies at the national capital. In no other
city in the country has Miss Terry been accorded
what is commonly called social recognition.
At Poughkeepsie, N. Y., a murder trial by
jury was begun and ended in one day, and the
murderer convicted. Such events might happen
oftcner if the lawyers were willing to be content
with the compensation of duties discharged with
In- the police court at Oswego, N. Y., a domes
tic was charged with stealing, and the only wit
ness against her was a boy four years of age.
He took the oath and told a story so well con
nected that it was not shaken by cross-examina
Governor Hoadly of Ohio has appointed
April 18 as a day to be set apart for tree plant
ing throughout the state. Forestry day has be
come anotable event in Ohio.
The Hion, N. Y., Citizen runs its printing
presses by means of stored electricity. One of
these days we shall all drive our machinery by
Sunday Fire at Milwaukee-
Milwaukee, March 16.—Hoffman & Bill
ing's, machine and brass works covering half
a block near the corner of Cedar and Seventh
streets, burned this morning, the fire origin
ating in the engine room from an unknown
cause. Total loss nearly $50,000; insurance
over $65,000. Detailed losses: Building, a
three story brick, 120x37 feet, east and west,
and 85x26, north and south,' loss, $13,000;
insurance, $13,000; patterns, loss $10,000,
fully insured; manufactured stock, loss
$10,000, fully insured; machinery, loss
$10,000, insurance $30,000. One hundred
and ten men are thrown out of employment
Bench Show at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Mo., March 16.—Arrangements
are in progress for a grand international
bench show of dogs to be held here about
the middle of April under the auspices of the
St. Louis Gun club. Very liberal prizes will
be offered for all classes, and numerous spe
cial premiums will be given. All the west
ern and a number of eastern states and Can
ada will be represented, and very likely a
number of English dogs will be here.
DIDN'T KNOW 'TWAS LOADED.
Denis Riley pointed a revolver at Celia
Renney, aged seventeen, while both were
visiting friends in Brooklyn, and the weapon
exploded, instantly killing the girl. Reilly
was overcome with grief. He didn't know
it was loaded. He was arrested, and on ex
amination showed all chambers of the revol
ver empty but one.
EX-GOT. DAVIS' BOOK.
THE LAW IX SHAKESPEARE. By C. K.
Davis, St. Paul; West Publishing Company,
It is said that it is the Homer and Shak
speare in men which reproduce their works
generation after generation.
For the English poet the almost universal
belief in his august fame and the supremacy
of his genius have been proclaimed and
analysed, and interpreted for three hundred
years by scores upon scores of minds fitly
qualified through study and passionate zeal.
An invidious and despoiling minority
after three centuries of the world's faith in
Shakspeare denounce it as a too credulous
acceptance, and proceed upon one quibble
or another, some conjecture or plausible
gossip to rout him from his fame.
Quite a readable volume was published
by Mr. Appleton Morgan in 1881 which has
for one argument a positive historical
blunder of M. Guizot in stating
that all of Shakspeare's plays were
written during his sojourn in London, that
he wrote nothing on his return to Stratford,
and that he was "ignored and unknown."
Mr. Morgan is really quite contemptuous
over the world's credulity. "Formidable as
it was in age," he says, "the presumption as
to William Shakspeare's authorship of the
great dramas which for three hundred years
hud gone (mark the tense!) by his name had
only to be touched by the thumb and finger
of common sense to crackle and shrivel like
the egg that sat on the wall in the Kinder
Another division of sceptics while deny
ing Shakspeare's authorship of the plays are
generous enough to concede that he had some
hand in them. This is Mr. Morgan's belief
if he has any in Shakspeare. No less a person
than Sir Patrick de Colquhoun member of the
Royal Society of literature, London (founded
by George III.) put ferth a paper in 1879
conveying the theory that Shakspeare as an
enterprising theatrical manager bought the
plays and produced them on his
stage thereby showing a critical insight, and
an eminent judgment in selection which has
never been equalled.
The dramas were the work of a clique of
learned men, Greene, Peel and others, but
Bacon did not belong to the dramatic part
nership, says Sir Patrick.
It is curious to note how obtuse this
mutiny against Shakspeare will make peo
ple. Sir Patrick ignores the fact of Greene's
attack on the poet as a plagiarist in the weak
witless description of "an upstart crow beau
tified with our feathers who thinks himself
the only Shake-scene iu the country." This
venomous slur was duly resented at the
time and pronounced a foul libel.
The best quality of heretical intellect dis
senting from Shakspearian faith, is given to
the Baconian idea of authorship and the
leader of it was a name-sake of James the
First's great Lord Chancellor.
Poor Miss Delia Bacon, after all her vehe
ment energy, her learning, her life-long en
thusiasm, and siugleness of devotion to the
advancement of Bacon's claim to Shaks
peare's laurels, would be forgotten in this
generation were it not for the fine, just and
merited tribute of Nathaniel Hawthorne in
the paper called "Recollections of a Gifted
Woman" in "Our Old Home," a series of
She gave her life to this mania—exiled
from home and country of her own volition
to prosecute her researches with a zeal and
learning which gave the Bacon theory
against Shakspeare its first actual impetus,
and its converts. She haunted Stratford-on-
Avon. Day and nightshe studied the church,
speculating whether the tomb of the "Old
Player" and "Lord Leicester's groom" as she
impiously termed the poet of all time, could
not be sacked for the papers which she
claimed were buried with him which were the
cause of the terrible curse upon his tomb
whereby Be escaped detection as afraud.
At midnight with a dark lantern she in
vaded the awesome precinct where the poet's
ashes were secure from her desecrating in
vestigation, and with the dread malediction
confronting her, she was not deterred from
her ultimate hope of having the tomb
But the sad ending was madness for the
forlorn American enthusiast, and Hawthorne
hints that the Shakspearian malison extends
to aught that disturbs the poet's repose in
death, or the security of his universal shining
renown as well.
And yet it is pretty certain that this mem
orable tomb has been desecrated more than
Charles Knight is said to have witnessed
the opening of the tomb when the Stratford
church was restored, and there is a memo
randum in the Monthly Magazine (London)
1818 as follows: "Notwithstanding the ana
thema pronounced by the bard on any dis
turber of his bones, the church wardens were
so negligent a few years ago as to suffer the
sexton in digging the adjoining grave of Dr.
Davenport, to break a large cavity into the
tomb of Shakspeare. Mr. told the
writer that he was excited by curiosity to
push his head and shoulders through the
cavity, that he saw the remains of the bard,
and that he could easily have brought away
his skull, but was deterred by the curse the
poet invoked on any one who disturbed his
There is still another representation of
malcontents who admit that Shakspeare
was the dramatist but that he was a plagiar
ist. The brunt of such a charge is comprised
in the statement that he stole Hamlet from a
Corinthian romance by Herodotus, and an
article in Frazer's Magazine called a "Greek
Hamlet" ingeniously traces a resemblance
between the mad prince of Herodotus and
the distraught Dane of Shakspeare.
But cribbing is a trifling charge where
identity itself is at stake.
It is singular that nearly all the anti-Shak
spearian element is American.
Miss Bacon, Judge Holmes, George Wilkes
Appleton Morgan, Orrin Follett and rumor
says that the well-versed intelligence of
Ignatius Donnelly is at work on this contest
to which we cannot wish the same success as
a political one he had in hand a while ago.
It would appear to be a revolt from alle
giance to England's greatest mind as from
English sovereign rule.
Or, as if the restlessness or nervousness of
this people affected the mind to the unset
tling of beliefs, traditions, history, laws, and
inclined it to skepticism and irreverence of
everything divine and human.
What is the pathology of it?
The poet says truly:
Romance besides his unstrung lute
Lies stricken mute
The old time fire, the antique grace,
You will not find them anywhere,
To-day we breathe a common place,
Polemic scientific air:
We strip illusion of her vail;
We vivisect the nightingale.
To probe the secret of his note.
* * #
The law of compensation holds good, for if
a cabal of Americans is despoiling Shak
speare of his bays an offsetting majority is
unremittingly making a sufficing, and ad
As^a contribution to the literature of Shak
speare, the recent work of Ex Governor
Cushman K. Davis entitled the "Law in
Shakspeare" will give every thoughtful read
er a grateful sense of the wise devotion
of the hours of learned and studious leisure.
Mr. Davis is a scholar of generous and wide
reaching cultivation who has given the sub
ject of his contemplation the scope of an In
tellect professionally trained for the dis
charge of his task, and familiar with the
noblest productions of every age in literature,
and every speculation and theme in human
research. He is an original thinker, with a
calm, convincing gracious genius for putting
the results of his inquiry and reflection into
language of the most captivating clearness,
and perfect strength. The scheme of his book
is not original Within a period of five-and
twenty years, at least two studies of a similar
character have been published, one by John,
Lord Campbell; called Shakspeare's Legal
Acquirements Considered, and still another is
added by a Massachusetts lawyer within a few
months. In his illustration of Shakspeare's
legal erudition Mr. Davis i3 unlike any other
writer in the same speciality, and there is no
bias of precedent.
Exposition, instruction, citation, and pol
ished phraseology are interfused with the
largeness and warmth of conviction in the
great dramatist's "divine plenitude of power''
compact of all intuitions—a conviction
which does not deny that there were men
more learued than Shakespeare coeval with
him, but never one with so much knowledge.
Read this finely tempered contrast between
Shakespeare and Bacon.
"The differences between these most august
of intellectual beings are manifest.
"Both were sages; one was a poet, the oth
er a philosopher. It is the difference between
Homer and Plato. Both had great imagina
tions, but Bacon's was a reasoning imagina
tion, which disclosedits reasoning processes.
"That of Shakspeare was intuitive, and
left little trace of its trackless paths of devel
"It Is the difference between two continents
of vast area, watered by great and fertilizing
rivers, full throughout of nature's wonders;
but one is temperate, orderly, subject to lit
tle variation^vhile the other is tropical, rav
aged by storms; the home of the greatest
beauties sleeping in the very dens of the
gre atest terrors, and both beneficent and
enduring. Each was a discoverer.
"But Bacon made his quest in the material
world, while Shakspeare voyaged through the
mind and soul of man, and reached their
"One is the Columbus, and the other the
Dante of thought."
We Miunesotians knew what to expect
from the comprehensive summary of Shak
sperian power in Mr. Davis' argument in the
Page impeachment, but the introductory
paper in this book, from first to last where
he proves the iuherent improbability of all
claims to the poet's fame belongs to the liter
ature of power.
One of the statements which is quoted as
remarkable in Lord Campbell's book is:
"While novelists and dramatists are con
stantly making mistakes as to the law of
marriage, of wills, aud of inheritance.—to
Shakspeare's law, lavishly as he propounds
it, there can neither be demurrer nor bill of
exceptions, nor writ of error."
Mr. Davis, too, makes a very memorable,
striking and wholly novel assertion when he
tells us of Shakspeare,that, "In all his works
there is not. one direct word for liberty of
speech, thought, religion,—those rights
which in his age were the very seeds of time,
into which his eye, of all men's, could best
look to see which grain would grow, and
which would not. In all agps great men and
great women have died for humauity, but
none of these have been commemorated by
him. The fire of no martyr gleams in his
pages * * * * He was silent coneern
itig those great agitations for personal right
and liberty which so shortly after he died,
subverted the monarchy, put aside the peer
age, overthrew the church, and forever es
tablished that the state is made for man and
not man for the state."
As a finale the words of Hawthorne con
cerning Shakspeare will be more appropriate
than anything else that might be written.
"There is no exhausting the various inter
pretation of his symbols; and a thousand
years hence, a world of new readers will pos
sess a whole library of new books, as we our
selves do, in these volumes old already."
THE CATTLE PLAGUE.
Its Ravages in Kansas—Burning the
Bodies of Diseased Animals.
The Complaint in Illinois Less Serious Than
at First Feared.
NOT FOOT AND MOUTH.
[Special Telegram to the Globe, j
Springfield, 111., March 16.—Governor
Hamilton to-day received a dispatch from
Dr. Haaren, state veterinary, now at Effing
ham, stating that the disease affecting the
cattle in that vicinity is not the foot and
mouth disease as heretofore reported.
Springfield, 111., March 16.—Governor
Hamilton to-day received dispatches from
Prof. Morrow, of the State Agricultural uni
versity, and Dr. N. H. Paaren, state veter
inarian, saying there were no cases of foot
or mouth disease in Effingham counth, this
STAMPING IT OUT IX KANSAS.
Neosha Falls, Ks., March 16.—The quar
antine committee has ordered the killing and
burning of seven head out of the Owl Creek
herd. Frumbower has returned from Eldor
ado and reports no apatha there,but he found
some cows suffering from milk leg. A case
is reported near Halls Summit,Coffee county
and a sub-committee, with Dr. Frumbower,
have gone there to investigate. Den
ver surgeons are here experimenting with
cures. Editors of the Tronto Topic, Yates
Centre News and Burlington Independent
none of whom have seen the infected herds,
pronounce it not the foot and mouth disease.
The secretary of the quarantine committee is
instructed to correspond with division su
perintendents of roads near here and ask
them to require a health bill from the com
mittee before receiving cattle for shipment.
Quarantine is rigidly enforced and there is
no danger that the disease will spread from
any of the herds now known 4o be infected.
With the destruction of these five herds and
thorough disinfection of the premises, all
danger is over. Lieutenant Governor Fin
ney goes to Topeka to-morrow with J. W.
Houghawont, A. Hamilton, of the quaran
tine committee, and George D. Carpenter, of
the Woodson National bank at Yates Centre.
These last go to give testimony, in case the
legislature desire any.
SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE.
Des Moines, la., March 15.—Governor
Sherman is in receipt of the following letter
from the board of trustees of the township in
Louisa county, where the disease has broken
"To His Excellency: At a meeting of the
township trustees, called for the purpose of
taking action in regard to an epidemic, be
lieved to be the foot and mouth disease,
which has broken out on a farm half a mile
west of Washella, the board has instructed
me to immediately communicate to you the
facts and the symptons of the disease.
Drake has fifty head of cattle. The disease
manifested itself in the following manner:
The animals were first taken with a stiffness
or lameness in the joints above the hoofs of
the hind legs, the fore legs not being affect
ed. There is a prurient discharge from the
no3e and a running at the eyes
which have a dull stupid look.
After a few . days the foot
begins to crack at the joint above the hoof,
which in a few days more drops off. It has
a dry, hard appearance, and breaks like a
piece of wood. There are about forty head
afflicted, and a number haue died in the last
two days. There is great alarm among the
cattle men in the vicinity in consequence, as
the county is largely devoted to stock raising.
The township board urgently requests you to
send a competent veterinary surgeon to in
vestigate the epidemic, and take 6uch action
as you deem proper to prevent any further
spread." Prof. Stalker, af the state agricul
tural college, has been sent to Kansas by the
legislature to examine matters there relating
to the disease. On his return from Wells, if
necessary, he will be sent to Louisa county.
Northfield Journal: A man who undertook
to drive across the track of the M. & St. L.
railroad in front of a moving train last Fri
day was considerably mixed up by the en
gine striking his sleigh. The two occupants
of the sleigh were thrown up on the pilot and
the horses were thrown down; but all es
caped without serious injury.
The Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific
railroads show a considerable decrease iD
their earnings during the past month, owing
to snow blockades, and the dullness of local
Gladstone to Appeal to the Country by
The British Gain Little in Egypt by Osman
Another Spanish Military Plot, Attributed
to Speculators in Bonds.
"SO BIRDS TO SHOOT."
London, March 16. —The commons con
tinued in session all night debating the sup
ply bill. Early in the morning Healy, mem
ber for Monaghan, observed that the leaguers,
who had no birds to shoot, were prepared to
oppose the appropriation bill. Stanley, lib
eral, was overheard to exclaim, "They have
landlords." Healy appealed against the lan
guage and Stanley "withdrew the expression.
The house adjourned at 5:45 a. m.
The counties Tyrone, Fermanaugh, Louth
and Armagh, in Ireland, have been pro
claimed under the crimes act in view of pos
sible riots to-day.
St. Petersburg, March 16.—A paper call
ed Swobodnoje Slouxt, or Free Speech, has
appeared. It summons the youth of Russia to
oppose the despotic form of government, and
says, "The Russian state machine is rapidly
decaying. Discontent is increasing among
all classes. Revolutionary ideas are spread
ing everywhere, even in the army. Tho day
of victory is approaching." The paper
strongly deprecates terrorism, and favors a
union of all branches of socialists who, it
says, should pursue the desired end by moral
energy, not by brute force.
Berlin, March 16.—At a meeting of pro
gressists to-day, a resolution to fuse with the
Liberal union was adopted.
Minister Sargent has accepted from Bis
marck an invitation to dinner the 2'Jd inst.,
in honor of Emperor William.
SPANISH AHMY PLOT.
Madrid, March 16.—Gen. Velarde, a
cavalry ensign, three sergeants and two
civilians were arrested at (Jen. Velarde's
house Saturday. Several others were ar
rested at other places, including Brigadier
Villa Cam pa. The government has for some
time beeu aware of a conspiracy being
batched for a military uprising similar to
that of August last. Many more persons
were arrested to-day, including Koran, sec
retary for Zorllla, a priest, fourteen sergeants
and three army officers. Tin- government
has forbidden a proposed communistic ban
quet, and public, serenade in honor of For
tundothe well known Democratic deputy.
The government believes the plot wide
spread, but that the arrest of its leaders and
the precautions taken in every garrison, will
prevent a rising.
London, March 16.—A Madrid corres
pondent of the Timi's says Zorilki is working
with French and Spanish speculators to raise
another revolt in Spain.
London, March 16.—It is rumored that
the governmeut, desiring to test tin- opinion
of the country in regard to its Egyptian pobV
icy, and fearing obstruction in tin- present
parliament will thwart the franchise bill, has
decided to dissolve parliament and Informed
the queen of this decisiou through a cham
berlain, who diued at Windsor castle last
THE FRENCH IN TONQUIN.
Paris, March 16. —The French advance
from Bacninh has begun. Gen. Deslisle is
marching upon Thainguve-n and Gen. Negrier
The government has instructed Gen. Mil-
Id, commander of the land forces in Tou
quiu, not to carry operations beyond Thain
guyen and Laugson. Prime Minister Ferry
has reopened direct negotiations with Mar
quis Tseng for a treaty based upon the con
dition that the French be allowed to retain
possession of Bacninh.
ENGLAND'S EGYPTIAN ELEPHANT.
Suakim, March 16.—Admiral Hc-wett, Gen
eral Graham and the chief inhabitants had a
meeting to-day. It resulted iu the issue of a
proclamation offering £1,000 for the capture
of Osman Digma, whose lies and treachery
misled the Soudanese and caused great
bloodshed. Admiral Hewett interrogated the
inhabitants as to whether friendly tribes
would co-operate with the British
troops in opening the roads to Berber ami
releasing the garrison. The general opinion
was that these tribes would co-operate with
the British. Thirty Sheikhs were present at
the meeting. Many partisans of El Malnli
have been arrested in Hedjaz, Arabia. The
leading Sheikh between Shendy and Khar
toum has declared In favor of El Mahdi.
General Gordon telegraphs that there is no
immediate danger at Khartoum. It
is reported Zobeh Pasha has
been appointed governor of
Soudan. Arab rebels have reappeared at
Tamarieb. They attack all stragglers.
There is no sign that the defeat of Osman
Digma has crushed the spirit of the rebel
tribes. The Hoddenthwas, who suffered the
greatest loss of life, still adhere to Osman.
KnARTOUM, March 16.—Haggi's tribe have
given their adherence to General Gordon,
thus determining the advance of Sheikh El
Obeid to the Nile. Gen. Gordon has built a
strong fortified camp on the opposite side of
the Blue Nile and has stationed a strong
force there to prevent the advance of El
London, March 16.—Advices from Berber
make no mention of an uprising of Arabs of
that region. The country is reported quiet
as far as Shendy. Dispatches from Cairo,
however, state that the government is sup
pressing bad news from Khartoum.
London, March 16. —Richard Henghist
Horn, the poet, essayist and critic, is dead.
AFFEIRS AT SUAKIM.
London, March 15.—Suakim advices say a
panic occurred last night among the Egyp
tian troops, under Baker Pasha, who is still
in camp at Tareba. They got a notion the
rebels were approaching and became fright
ened. It was not allayed till two men, er
roneously supposed to be rebels, were killed.
The troops are returning to Suakim. They
cheered greatly the personal heroism of Adam
Frazer, the largest man of the Black Watch
regiment, as twelve Arabs were laid low by
his single bayonet. Drummond, one of the
same regiment, boyoneted Osman Digma's
nephew. Fifty men have left Chathaw to
fill vacancies in in the Black Watch regi
He asserted the withdrawal of the garrison
from Kassaler will be perfectly easy, as soon as
differences are settled, as the king of Abys
sinia was friendly. A mission has been scut
to Abyssinia to settle the differences between
the king and Egypt, in regard to the fron
tier and upon religious questions. It was
necessary that a civilized power should con
trol the Red Sea ports, so as to issue the sup
pression of the slave trade, and to maintain
communication with India. Instructions
are sent Graham not to proceed to Berber.
Lacouchere offered a motion, that the loss of
the British and Arabs in the Soudan was un
necessary, rejected 111 to 94. Hicks
Beach, conservative, stated he overheard
Harcourt, home secretary, say, after the vote,
"So this dirty trick did not succeed." Har
court expressed regret at having made use of
the words complained of. He said he had no
intention of giving pain to any one.
COMMUNIST MEETING PROPOSED.
London, March 15.—The communists
have announced a meeting to-morrow at the
grave of the famous socialist, Karl Marx.
The police wili prevent the meeting, and the
cemetery will be closed. The Midland
Hosiery factory, at Bashford, was burned to
day. Loss estimated at £40,000.
the rebels active.
Catro, March 15.—There are indications
of increasing activity on the part of the
rebels near the Nile. Beyond Berber, tele
graphic communication is cut off and a
6teamer decending the Nile was fired upon.
to oppose further war.
Paris, March 15.—The left intend to an
tagonize the continuance of war operations
in Touquin. They oppose a further sacrifice
of men and expenditure.
a home for the anarchists.
London, March 15.—In Berlin to-day, it is
semi-officially announced, that the principal
powers of Europe had agreed to join in a con
federation, proposed jointly by Germany and
France, for the suppression of anarchial
forms of socialism. The announcement was,
however, coupled with the statement, that
the country most necessary to the success of
confederation, Switzerland, had finally and
unreservedly refused to join. The Swias fed
eral council, in a note of declination,
takes the ground that the nature of the gov
. ernment of Switzerland forbids and renderi
unnecessary the espionage and discrimina
tion proposed, aud states that so far its -
experience has shown the so called anarchlata
Bre a vulgar and unlnfluential lot of crimi
nal;, easily made amenable to regulai crimi
nal laws and not worth the especial notice of
the government or confederation of govern
ments. The attitude of Switzerland is a
serious disappointment to Bismarck, and it
is believed will eventually lead to the aban
donment of the proposed confederation,
which would be impracticable so long as
Switzerland offered a harbor to the anarch
NAVAL PREPARATIONS IN GERMANY.
London, |March 13.—In Paris there fa
much uneasiness in diplomatic eirclcs, by
official information from Berlin, to the ef
fect that a sudden aud extraordinary activity
has developed in the German navy. The
imperial admiralty has ju.-t issued an order
commanding the immediate doubling of the
number of (ierman marines and sailor-.
New submarine batteries, on them
tive scale have been ordered. The German
governmeut has also taken - tblish,
on a permanent basis, a (ierman commer
cial station in west Africa.
THE FRENCH BATTLE.
Paris, March 15.—Advices from Bacninh
dated yesterday, state that Gen. Negrier, who
held the French forces which advanced from
Ilaidzuong, encountered the enemy at Xai
ray between Langthong and Langhudi, and
a severe battle eusued. The enemy were at
last forced to retreat, and the French forces
pursued them into Bacninh by the Langthong
road. The enemy evacuated the town in
great disorder, and'the French continued to
pursue-them in the direction of Thinguyier.
Haiphong dispatches report the- pirates "had
captured a small merchant steamer near that
town, and had murdered the- French captain
and eleven of the crew.
HONOR TO THF. DEAD.
Rome, March 15.—The chamber of depu
ties in consequence of the death of 8igner
Sella adjourned for four days. They ap
pointed a two weeks period of mourning and
ordered a copper crown for the tomb. The
deputies propose also to Vote 100,000 lire for
WciKKINi,Mi:\-' 1N-1 RANCH.
Berlin, .March 15.—In the relchstag to
day the debate on the WOrkingmens' ac
cident insurancebiB was resumed. Bismarck
advocated the measure, urging its bene
volent and Christian character, and Bays it,
was intended to help the poor and consoli
date peace between the employers and work
THK Y\< A\ I .11 I.e.1 -HIP.
It President Arthur Holding tin- Appoint*
meat u, Secure Delegates for Himself.
[WashingtonCor. N. V. Tribune.]
The nomination of Judge McCrary's suc
cessor is anxiously awaited by a number of
senators, each of whom is confident that tin:
candidate- whose claims he- has been urging
for the-past two months win be the success
ful one. For few of the- judgeships now
vacant, are there so many applicants. Kan
fas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota,
Colorado, Nebraska, each has its
candidate. The circuit (the Eighth)
is one of great Importance.
Many railroad cases and questions affecting
land grants and titles to mining claims come:
before- the court for decision, ami though
the duties are more laborious perhaps than
any other circuit, the honor of holding an
oilieo of this character is always much covet
ed by lawyers. The- delaj of the president
in making the appointment has given ii->
■gain to the rumor that the- office i- t>> he
in:, b- a reward for securing friendly delega
tions te> tin- Nation.d convention. The
charge has been made mere particularly iu
the case of the Missouri candidate, Judge
Wagner, and that of the Minnesota candi
date, Genera] Sanborn. Jndge Wagner has.
twice been elee-te-d to tin- Supreme court.
His friends here- say that he- is Incapable of
organizing or manipulating tin- Republican
feire-es in MiSSOUrl .-'i as to wheel them Into
line for any one candidate. lb- has abso
lutely no control or Influence, nor has he
any friends who would manage such a bar
gain for him. It seems Improbable, there*
Ion-, that any arrangement could be- mads
with him by which the- Missouri delegation
might be pledged to the president or any
In the case of General Sanborn several
Minnesota newspapers have charged of late
that his selection would mean a delegation
friendly, if not solidly pledged, to the presi
dent. Senator McMillan pronounces such
statements absurd. He says that. Mr. San
born has the support of the united Minnesota
delegation in congress for tin- place, and b»
suppose for one moment that any one man
could carry thf state delegation In his pocket
and order it to vote as he sees tit i- to sup
pose something very foolish. More than this,
to permit considerations such as those sug
gested to enter into the .-election oi a candi
date for a Judgeship would amount to prosti
tution of the judicial office, and of this ho
thought the president was not capable.
Another senator whose state is embraced in
the Eighth Judicial circuit, and who also hag
a candidate to present, takes a more cynical
view of the case. "It is notorious,'' he says,
"that bargains arc- being made regarding thia
office. It is one of great importance and to
the right man worth at least $100,000 a year."
The fact that lie regards his candidate'!
Chances as hopeless made this senator's re
marks men- bitter, perhaps, than they other
wise might have- been. It is to be noted,
however, that live or six of his colleagues
entertain similar views regarding this office,
I'ther candidates arc being urged in tho
persons of Judge Brewer, of Kansas; Con
gn -snian McCoid, of Iowa; Judge Hallctt, of
Colorado, and Judge Dundy, of Nebraska.
Mr. McCoid has the support of the Iowa del
egation in congress and is regarded as being
one of the ablest lawyers in ins state, rank
ing with Senator Wilson. In addition to the
support of his own state, he has that of Ar
kansas and Nebraska.
FKOM A C'HL'KCII DOOR.
Contributed to the Sunday Globe.
The following lines were recently pasted upon,
a church door, at Folkstone, Kent, (Eng.) The
church had scandalized the neighborhood from
its ritual practices j
Money, oh money, thy praises I sing,
Thou art my .Saviour, my God, and my king,
"lis for thee that I preach ; 'tis for thee that \
And make a collection three times a day.
I've candles and all sorts of dresses to buy,
For I wish you to know that my church is called
I don't mean the structure of steeple and wall,
But so high that the Lord cannot reach it at all.
I have poor in my parish, who need some relief,
I preach for their poverty, and pray for their
Then send my box 'round to them morning and
And beg they'll remember the poor widow's
I gather my knowledge from wisdom's great
And worship the trinity L. S. & D.
Pounds, shillings and pence are all that I crave,
From my first step on earth, to the brink of the
Money's my creed, and I'll not pray without it.
My heaven is closed to all those who deubt it.
For this is the essence of high church religion-
Come often to church, and be plucked like a
I have carriage and horses and servants and all;
I am not given to foot it like Peter and Paul.
Neither like John, live on locusts and honey.
So "out with your purse and down with yon*
Fools sometimes ask what I do wilh the money,
They might jmt as well ask, what bees do with
I answer them all with a grin and a nod,
"I keep three-thirds myself and sing praises U
And when I'm laid low, and my body's at rest,
Piace a box on my grave, 'tLs my latest request.
That my friends may all see when they come for
I can't rest in peace, without a collection.
In the cold silent earth, I may soon be laid low,
To sleep with the rest who went long ago;
I shall slumber in peace till the great resurrectioa
But, be first on my legs to make a collection.