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FATE OF DUELISTS.
B.S. Prentiss—Thos. Ronton and Daniel
O f Council.
|San Francisco Call.]
On Sun dav last the Call, in its article de
scriptive of the great grief which shadowed
the life of thc otherwise pleasant and conge
nial George Pen Johnston for nearly twenty
six years, declared that "he was a changed
man ever after, and the shadow of that trag
ic event was to his soul like that typified by
Poc's "Kaven; "the'midnight dark and
dreary' of its coming was to bim the fatal
anniversary of the duel, when tbe shadow in
variably deepened on bis brooding heart."
While few Americans or Englishmen (this
can not be said so truthfully of others, unless
It be so said of Irishmen,), who have sur
vived fatal duels during tbe past century and
a half , are strangers to either grief or re
morse, that there have lived and died many
like thc gentle, humane, chivalrous, and af
fectionate Johnston whose peace of mind had
been forever afterward shattered or destroyed.
The brilliant 8. S. Prentiss of Mississippi
(a New Englander by birth and education)
wno fougiit a number of duels in deference
to public opinion, admitted great remorse.
His moral and religious training and scru
ples were antagonistic to the custom, yet he
once went upon the held after he liad beeo me
p, .1 of wife and children. Probably no
gentleman of as much uatural wit and sun
shine walked as much in the "valley aud,
shadow of death." He once wrote to afrit tid
concerning one of his meetings that he did
nothing but read the Bible and weep aud
pray." "The possibility of leaving my own
family unprotected," said Prentiss, "or of
killing a fellow-being haunted mc so that I
I could not sleep, and I tottered round in the
daytime like a wornout old man."
Undoubtedly Mr. Graves, who killed Mr.
Cilley, Buffered much from remorse. Just
before he died he said it required a higher
order of courage to decline than to accept a
challenge, and he declared that, if ever he
became involved in another difficulty, his
moral obligations, and uot fear of pnblic
opinion, should guide bim in all bis actions
in the premises.
As vigorously nnd as humanely as O'Con
nell deprecated" duelling, and as reluctantly
as he met D'Esterrc, whom he killed, be
inver got rid ot his remorse of conscience
irom the iiay of that fatal meeting iu the
county of Kildare. That dying groan of
D'Esterre made a wound in O'Connell's
heart whieh no physician could heal. He
once declared in the house of commons that,
having blood upon his hands, he had regis
tered a vow in heaven. Audit has also been
written of O'Connell that he never attended
church after the killing of D'Esterrc without
first wrapping up iu a haukerehief "the
guilty hand," declaring that he could not ap
proach bis Redeemer with the hand exposed
whicli had taken the life of a fellow man.
Senator Thomas Hart Benton, of Missouri,
(although it has often been stated that the
duel was forced) deeply regretted his meet
ing with Lucas, in whicli the latter .vas kill
ed, aud some time jirevious to his deatii Col.
Benton deetroyed all the. papers he had in his
possession or that be could obtain concern
ing the alTair. Col. John MeCarty, who kill
ed Gen. An,list.-ad T. Mason, Buffered great
remorse up to the time of bis deatii over the
remembrance of the unnatural encounter.
Mason and McCarly were Virginians, and
cousins, and quarrelled over politics, which
ran high at the time —1819.
Capt. Gillespie, who, as second of Lieut.
McKenzie in the duel tti the latter with Wil
liam Barrington in Ireland iu 1777, assas
sinated Harrington during an altercation,
and who became afterward an eminent
general officer in the British arm}-, Buffered
a good deal from what the jury seemed to
think was "justifiable homicide." It has
been said, of Gillespie that he always seemed
to court death during his in any engagements
with England's enemies, and that he at Jast
received a fatal bullet while hading his com
mand into the thickest of a fight. Theodore
Newhog, of Westphalia, the remarkable
young .Jesuit who, in \~t'M\, gained the throne
Of Corsica, never overcame the grief lie ex
perienced after killing a fellow-student in a
duel id 1729, and died in England in 1850,
of remorse and disappoinment.
.lames Paull, who lcilled Sir Francis Bur
dette in 1807, became frantic with insomnia
afterwards, and committed suicide in 1808.
Capt. Best, who killed Lord Camelford in
1804, although he did everything in bis pow
er almost to effect a reeoucilatiou, never re
covered from the shock he felt at seeing Iiis
antagonist fall mortally wounded and left for
dead on the field. "No moment of my life
has been an entirely bappy one," he once
said, "since I killed that man. I often see
poor Camelford standing up before me."
Best died from delirium tremens at the age
of 48. Mr. Thornhill, who killed Sir Chol
nicley Deling in 1711, suffered great distress
of mind in consequence.
One of the most paiu ful events in the an
nals of dueling was the meeting of (in Ire
land, in 1808,) of Messrs Alcock aad Col
elough. They 'had beeu the warmest of
friends; and soon after Alcock'a trial for
murder, and his acquittal, he became de
mented and died in an asylum for the in
sane. Jib- sister, who was engaged to be
married to Colclougb, also became hopeless
M. Mini, who killed the young French poet
Dovalle, experienced great remorse; be lost
all his fortune in various ways, disease killed
his horses, bis chateau was destroyed by
lightning, his dogs became mad, and he at
last died from the effects of excessive grief.
There is a story told of an Italian who had
killed his brother-in-law in a duel, wbo re
paired to the scene of tragic action a day or
two afterward and killed himself with the
same sword he had used iu the fatal encoun
ter witb his relative.
Capt. Miiillanl, who killed St. Signol (the
two having quarreled at the Porte St. Martin
during the successful presentation of oue of
Bignol's plays), once told a friend that he
never went to bed witliout thinking of the
poor fellow he had killed. "This excessive
grief will soon kill me," he declared, a short
time before his death.
Lieut. Miller, who killed Lieut. Rattray
(both of tlie same regiment, the -1th native
infantry, British army,) in India, died in six
weeks afterward from remorse. The two
ollicers had quarreled and agreed to fight;
aud Miller, who was a dead shot, intended
only to slightly wound and not kill his anta
gonist, as Rattray was engaged to be married
to Miller's sister.
Tom Porter, who foolishly fought with and
killed his friend, Sir Henry Bellasser, in
Loudon, inl(j~7, felt great sorrow during the
rest of Ids life. He never forgave himself,
lie many times declared, for hurrying after
and stopping his frieud'scarriage and dragging
Bellasser out to light. His self exile in France
continued fur many years, and at last he
returned to England a broken hearted man.
Henry Phillips, who slew his former friend
Benjamin Woodbridge, one night iu 172S, on
Boston common, aud escaped, died from
great grief in France in less than a year af
Maj. Egerton, an officer of the British ar
my during the reign of George III., although
he was averse to a continuance'^ the duel
with Col. Gray after the tiring of the first
shot, never got rid of the sorrow he felt over
the instantaneous death of his antagonist.
A gentleman who knew Egerton well once
wrote of him: '"Never through all the after
years, did the major cease to grieve over the
unfortunate meeting, orto think mildly and
compassionately of the hapless colonel whom
Le had been forced to meet in the fatal en
counter, lt was an additional cause of sor
row to learn afterward that Gray left a wid
ow and child to deplore his loss. The jury
before whom he was tried acquitted Maj. Eg
erton, but the remembrance of the deed last
ed to his dying day."
Capt. Stewart of the British army, who
once killed a brother officer in a duel, and
goon afterward registered an oath before a
justice —so great was his grief and remorse—
never agaiu to engage in mortal combat was
challenged subsequently, while iii Kingston,
by a Creole, oue D,Egville. Stewart, true to
his oath, declined meeting and experienced
a great deal of brutal treatment at the hands
of the Creole, who at last struck the captain
with a whip on a public street. Stewart than
had a grave dug, of the usual dimensions,
behind the Iguana rocks, and named as
terui6 that the two men should get into the
grave, each taking hold of the end of a pock
et-handkerchief with the left hand, and each
holding a loaded pistol (cocked) in his right
which should be discharged at the word,
"Fire!" D'Egville made a desperate effort
to wriggle out of thc duel, after listening to
the terms, but was finally brought to the
icratch by his second. Just as he stepped in
ki Lhe i_.it, however, he weakened und fell;
whereupon Stewart gave him a mighty good
thrashing, amidst cries of "Serves him
Numa Hubert, who shot and mortally
wounded George T. Hunt, near the old Pion
eer race-course, San Francisco, on the 21st
of May, 1854, although forgiven by the dying
man "on the ground,—who cried out to the
survivor: "Hubert; Hubert! (and as the
latter advanced by the side of his second,
Charles Fairfax) I forgive you Hubert, and
God forgives you,"—never fully forgave him
self. He often saw poor Hunt, he said, by
dayandliy night. "The phantom never leaves
me," he once declared ten years after the
unfortunate affair. How could it have been
otherwise? How could he ever have been
joyous or wholly rational after having listen
ed to those words of forgivness from a victim
in the agonies of death? Ah! those gentle
tones shattered Hurbert's heart, and thc
phantom only disappeared that night in Chi
cago, in 1872, when the sorrowing French
man retired well and was soon after found
Foreiy iters Tn China.
A correspondent of the London Dailt/ Times
at Canton writes. The prospect of establish
ing amicable relations between the natives
of this city and its foreign residents seems
at present more remote than ever. Active
hostilities on the part of the Chinese mob
have been several times removed within the
last few weeks, and, but for the presence of
foreign gunboats, the consequences would
probably have been most serious. In these
eases the occasion has been furnished bythe
Chinese themselves; there has been, so far at
least as foreigners here are concerned, abso
lutely no provocation; and these outrages
can only be regarded as the spontaneous ex
pression of that bitter hatred entertained by
almpst all the Cantonese against every man
who'does not dress in petticoats, nor twist his
hair inte a queue.
A few weeks ago, Plang, an imperial com
missioner, arrived in Canton from the north.
His appointed duties probably were to report
to headquarters on the condition of the de
fiii.se of Can top, and to collect benevolences
from wealthy citizens to replenish the ex
hausted Imperial exchequer. Plang, howev
er, brought with him a squadron of three
thousand troops, and it was generally ru
mored among tiie Canton populace: that his
sole commission was to expel "for.
eigu devils" from the city
The Chinese officials must have known how
widespread this rumor was, but they did not
think it would serve their interests to arrest
it, and so they they let it alone. When the
commissioner at lemrth landed his troops
upou Shamin, an excited crowd at once as
sembled eager to see their long cherished
hopes realized in the expulsion of the hated
foreigner. Iu this of course they were dis
appointed, but au official proclamation was
forthwith issued in the name of Plang, de
nouncing the conduct of the French, in
forming the people that Anam had been a
tributary state of China for myriads of years
intimating to the foreign residents that as
!ln- Chinese people could not be expected to
discriminate between various nationalities,
they had better all clear out at once with
their goods and chatties from the city, and
telling them that if they failed to do so the
people of Canton might attack their persons
or property with impunity, the French alone
being responsible for any loss or injury
which might thus be sustained. Copies of
this proclamation were widely circulated in
Canton and the surroundiug villages. The
people took the welcome hint. Fearing to
venture on Shamin, defended as it was by
three formidable gunboats, they set them
selves to demolish whatever foreign property
they inighi lind inside the city The foreign
consuls at once made a joint representation
to the viceroy, protesting against the procla
mation he had allowed to be issued, and de
manding that foreigners and their property
be efficiently protected. The Chinese officials
were now afraid. Soldiers were sent to quell
the mob; the proclamation was declared to be
a forgery; several news vendors were arrested
and imprisoned for selling copies of it; and
the viceroy solemnly declared that if the
author of it could be found he should be in
tan Uy beheaded.
Notwithstanding this emphatic oflicial
disavowed of the proclamation, there is suf
ficient evidence to justify the general belief
of both Chinese and foreigners that it must
have been issued with the approval of the
viceroy, if not by his express command.
This disturbance, whieh for two days filled
the foreign community at Canton with most
serious apprehension, has been arrested, but
a considerable amouut of mission property
in and around Canton is lying in ruins. Two
American missionaries whose chapel has
beeu destroyed had themselves a narrow es
cape, and one of them is still suffering from
the injuries he received. The animosity of
the people also against the foreigner seems,
if possible, bitterer than ever. Several at
tempts have been made to get the steamer
wharf rebuilt, which the mob destroyed in
September last; but, eager as the Canton
tradesmen are for money, they positively re
fuse to contract for this work. Warlike pre
parations are still beiug made on a some
what extensive scale. Every few days troops
are arriving in Canton from the north. The
walls of the eity are entirely occupied by the
military. A large body of militia haa also
been formed, every house in Canton and the
surrounding towns being required to provide
either a soldier or a soldier's pay. "Let us
make a great show of our military resources,"
says Commissioner Plang, in f 'his memorial to
the throne, "and, like the Russians a few
years ago, the French will be so frightened
we shall have no need to fight." Reluctant,
however, as thc Chinese officials are to do
more than to make a martial show, the Can
tonese are, almost to a mau, eager for war;
so eager, indeed, that but for their craven
spirit, they would, in spite of their rulers,
bring China into conflict not with Frauce
only, but with every foreign nation represen
An April Fool Joke on Mark Twain,
The Hartford correspondent of the Boston
Globe tells this story:
Tuesday morning Samuel L. Clemens of
this city, better kuown as Mark Twain, was
made the victim of a most practical April
fool's joke. In the morning the letter carri
er left a large bundle of letters, over one
hundred in all, at his house, and later in the
day Mr. Clemens received nearly three times
that number. Wednesday the amount swelled
and the deluge amounted to over a bushel.
Every letter asked the humorist for his auto
It seems now that thc joke originated in
the brain of George W. Cable, author of "Old
Creole Days" and to him is due also its exe
cution. Knowing that the bete uoir of .Mr,
Twain was the autograph collector and that
of all things detestable in this world the
great humorist most detested being pestered
for his signature. Mr. Cable conceived the
idea of a simultaneous attack ou Mr. Twain,
and sent to one hundred and fifty of tbe
Hartford joker's friends a circular request
ing each of them to forward to Mr. Twain,
March 31, the most supplicatory request for
his autograph they could concoct. These
communications were sent to T. B. Aldrieh,
H. C. Bannor, Bradner Mathews, Richard W.
Gilder, of the Century, Lawrence Hilton, Ju
lian Hawthorne, Robert U. Johnson, James
R. Osgood. A. W. Erake and scores of other
well known men of letters.
To say that Mr. Twatn was wild is putting
it mildly. He was fairly crazed. The storv
was too good to be kept, however, and to-day
it was on the lips of every oue- Some even
went so far as to say that Mr. Twain had
challenged Mr. Cable aud also several ofthe
others, but such is not the fact. The victim
has taken a more cold blooded view of the
matter, and now proposes to have a number
of the letters published, hoping thereby to
bring ridicule on the heads of those concern
ed. Mr. Twain, in speaking about it savs:
To show you the nerve ofsome of the
writers, I'll show you some of the letters.
One is from John Hay, who writes from
Cleveland. He wants Mark Twain to take a
leisure hour and copy for him a few hundred
lines of "Young's Night Thoughts," and an
equal amount from that equally dry poem
known as Pollock's "Course of Time."
Colonel Hay closes his letter by remarking
tbat he wants his boy to form a taste for seri
ous and elevated poetry and that the quota
tions suggested would be of considerable
commercial value if in the handwriting of
the great humorist.
Clara Louise Kellogg sends a dainty note
from Clarendon Hotel, New York, asking for
an autograph, and Clara's mother writes that
she is really suffering for one.
The deceease in the public debt for March
was §14,238.325; since June tbe decrease
bas been $81,828,398.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 188£
Close of the Career of the Famous Amert-
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
Alf. Burnett one of the most famous of
our American humorists, and the originator
of the peculiar monlogne entertainment of
which he has been so long thc chief expon
ent, died suddenly Friday morning at 4,30
o'clock, of apoplexy, at his residence, No. 59
David street. He was just about to con
clude a most successful week at Harris'
Museum, and went to his home after the
half-past 10 performance of the previous
evening, in the best of spirits, though com
plaining a little of bodily fatigue. About 4
o'clock in the morning his wife was awaken
ed by his heavy breathing, and becoming
alarmed at her inability to arouse him, call
ed thc family to his bedside and a physician
was immediately summoned. In a few
moments, however, he was beyond all need
of medical assistance, having expired before
the doctor could arrive. Alf Burnett one
might say, was famous throughout the world,
being almost as popular among the patrons
of the play-house in Europe as in America;
indeed he had returned but a few weelo
since from a seven months tour of the Brit
ish provinces, having been reeeived every
where by large and enthusiatic audiences.
The deceased was born in Suffolk, Eng
land, October. 2, 1824. corning with his fath
er, Cornelius Burnett, to this country in 1831.
The family located in this city iu 1830. where
Mr. Burnett, sr., opened a confectionery up
on the site now occupied by Mabley's main
store. His son, the subject of this obituary,
was among his apprentices, and years after
wards succeeding to his father's busiuess,
removed the establishment farther west on
Fifth street, near Elm. He soon became
famous as a caterer, the "Burnett wedding
cake" being considered one of the essentials
of every weil regulated marriage feast. It is
said by his early acquaintances that had he
continued in his business he certainly would
have amassed a fortune, as he seemed peculi
arly adapted to it. His tastes, however, in
clined him to a bohemian life, and the ma
joi- portion of his time was .-pint either with
newspaper or theatrical friends. When Prof.
De Benneville, the once well known mes
merist, first began lecturing throughout the
country, young Burnett was employed to as
sist him iu his entertainments, and through
this as much us any other thing was finally
led to adopt the stage as a profession. Wheu
((ite a boy he attended school at Uttca, N.
Y., among his companions beiug Horatio
Seymour and Koscoe Conkling.
Reaching thc age of eighteen, he returned
to Cincinnati, marrying two years later Miss
Vandalia Blair, of Cynthiana, Ky. Alter
marriage Alf Burnett started a saloon and
confectionary and for eleven years it was
the tiptop place of the city. In 1850 la- sold
out his business and went on the stage as a
humorist rnd caricaturist, and was imme
diately successful. He has been steadily on
the stage ever since, except last summer,
which he spent with his brothe, Joseph O.
Burnett, of New Zealand, travelling most of
the time for pleasure in England aud on the
Mr. Burnett at one time edited and con
ducted, together with Euos Reed, a news
paper in this city called the Warning Bell,
devoted to the interests of firemen, and dur
ing the rebellion was for a while the war
correspondent of the Commercial. Hisfath
er was a famous Abolitionist, and during
the excitement following the destruction by
a mob of the office of the Abolitionist organ,
the Philanthropist, located in Lodge alley,
his confectionery on Ffth street was attack
ep by the rioters and only saved by the bay
onets of the militia.
When the war broke ont Alf went to thc
front with the Sixth Ohio Kcgiment)the Guth
rie Grays), serving iu the ranks for quite
awhile, but, being Anally relieved on account
of sickuess, follewed the calling of a sutler
until placed upon General Kosecrans' staff.
In the early part of '01 he volunteered his
services for a benefit performance to be
given in Newport By., in behalf of Mrs. Cur
tis, an actress, the widow of the well-known
river man, Captain Curtis, but his anti-slav
ery notions made him obnoxious to the peo
ple on that side of the river, and he was
driven from the stage. An accident befell
him in this city, not many years ago, whieh
resulted in injuries from whieh he never
thoroughly recovered. The then famous
steampoat Natchez was about to be launched,
and Captain Tom Leathers invited Mr. Bur
nett, witli other friends, to thoroughly Inspect
the handsome craft before she left the ways.
While on one of the scaffolds with the Cap.
tain aud others the supports gave way, and
the entire party was precipitated to the ground
below, a distance of twenty-three feet. Mr.
Burnett suffered a fracture of both legs and
severe internal injuries, the effects of which
never left him. This was upon the 14th day
of May, 1879, and for over year he was con
fined to his house.
Mr. Burnett was always successful finan
cially, but his extravagant liberality prevent
ed him accumulating any great wealth. He
was in receipt of $200 a week at Harris'
Of the family of eleven brothers and sis
ters, there are now but two brothers and one
sister left —Miss Jennie E. Burnett, Walnut
Hills; T. N. Burnett, Freeman street, for
many years an invalid, and Jos. A. Burnett,
a wealthy retired sheep-raiser aud real estate
dealer, New Zealand, Australia.
Mr. Burnett leaves, beside his widow, five
children—Charles, in Wisconsin; Mrs. Cora
Winans, St. Louis; Mrs. Will Kirby, Win
ton place; Alf., jr., and Clemeut, both mar
ried and living with their father.
He was always a great mimic, and when
a buy, used to keep the family iu a roar.
His father used to read aloud to the family
iu the eveniug, and Alf. would get behind
his chair and get the family to laugh by his
his mimicry, till his father would send him
oil to bed. Alf. Burnett leaves behind him
a host of friends and no enemies.
Silver And Indian Loans.
"India may be called on to contribute
from her own resources a loan of two and a
half million pounds yearly for the construc
rion of public works. Latterly, however,
there has been some difficulty in raising this
amount of money in India, and it has come
to be a matter for serious consideration
whether future loans should be issued in In
dia or here. The advantages of borrowing
here are, thatthe money can be raised at a
lower rate of interest—say 3>£ per cent, here
as compared with 4% per cent, in India—
and that a Stirling loan enables the India
Council to curtail the amount of its drafts,
and so reduce the loss on exchange. Ster
liugs thus yield a considerable immediate
gain. On the other haud however, they add
to the amount which India has to send year
ly to this country, and they further largely
increase the amount of prospective remittan
ces, as the money borrowed will have to be
remitted back when the loan becomes due.
If it should happen that the price of silver
were to fall in the interval, the cost of ulti
mately remitting the amount of the loan
would obviously be greater than the present
present saving; whereas, on the other hand,
if silver should rise in price, the present
gain would more than cover the future loss,
and, in addition there would be the yearly
saving in interest. Accordingly, although
there are other things to be considered, it is
upon the future of the silver market that the
answer to the question as to whether itis
more expedient to borrow here or in India
depends. And we have before urged that
in these circumstances a middle course
might be advantageous. Instead of adding
to its funded debt, the Indian Government
might raisE the money it needs by the crea
tion of a floating debt in the shape of bonds
or bills. This is a form of security which
would be very readily taken up here, and its
creation would enable the government to
postpone its decision as to where the money
shall Anally be raised until such time as the
probable course of the silver market can be
more accurately determined."
Endinij A Letter Properly
Paris letter to Londoa Truth : It is not ev
ery one who can wind up a French note in
the exact form which the circumstances un
der which itis written demand. A son of
the late M. Menier (a chocolate bonanza) was
placed under arrest for a fortnight, when a
twelve-months' volunteer, for assuring his
colonel of his "high consideration." The
colonel did not want to be highly considered
by a young fellow of his military rank. I
saw Louis Blanc furious because a noble
deputy, with whom he was well acquainted,
ended a scrawled note to him with the word
"Salutations," and tagged onto it a post-
criptura. The salutations should have been
qualified, and tlie writer, before addressing
a man oi Louis Blanc's standing, should
have considered well what he wanted to say,
and thus obviated the necessity of a P. S. "it
is extremely difficult for a lady to wind up a
letter to a Frenchman of such high station
as the President of the Republic, she being
more worthy by her sex, and yet bound to
make him feel that she is conscious of his
superior rank. In all cases respect should
be expressed in the wind-up phrases ofa note
or letter if the person to whom it is written
has a gray beard or a white head.
A City Court Incident.
N. Y. World: One of the most touching
episodes of police court life was silently wit
nessed by a spectator of Jefferson Market
vesterday. A little flaxen-haired girl stood
beside a hard-looking youth, and awaited ju
dicial disposition on the charge of drunken
ness. The lad was scarcely sixteen; bis coat
was torn and the little girl with tears in her
eyes was quietly engaged pinning up the
rents and brushing the tattered garment.
They were brother and sister, and tlieir eyes
beamed forth the affection they bore for eacb
The officer who arrested the boy described
him as an incorrigible youth who had been
arrested several times before; once for theft
and repeatedly for intoxication.
When the agent of the society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Children informed the
jutstiee that the children whose father was
Parick Doyle, an improvident oyster-opener,
had no home, the littie girl brightened up,
and lookiug straight at the officer exclaim ed:
"Oh, sir, don't say that. I will get a
home for Jimmy and my sister to-morrow.
I am going to work in a good place." She
was but eleven years old, but the words were
uttered with the firmness of a womiju.
The justice had to commit thu boy for six
months ou account of his bad reputation,
and as be administered the sentence the girl
begged to kiss him again. As he was taken
to the prison two pairs of watery eyes followed
him until the clanking of gates told that his
freedom was curtailed. Then taklug tin
hand of the nine-year old sister the little
Spartan left the court-room.
A Sail Trade.
The Boston Courier says that in a conver
sation between Henry James and Daudet, a
few weeks ago while the American novelist
was passing a few weeks at Paris, Mr. James
expressed astonishment and admiration of
the unerring choice of words, the perpetual
finding of just the right epithet ttie descrip
tion of a whole scene or a whole character
by one graphic word for which no other could
be substituted. "What pleasure you must
feel iu beiug able to record your observation
with such perfection?" said the American
novelist, "Mv dear sir," replied Duudot,
"you are mistaken. I produce in torture
and torment, and when I have finished I
always feel that I have left the best of my
thought. Ah, if you only knew how worn
and torn and triturated is the instrument
that we have to work with, and how horribly
difficult it is to be persoual and original iu
our language; how many good words and
phrases there are that we can not use because
they have become commonplace by force of
the repetition of centuries; how many sub
jects there are that we cau no longer touch
because they have been hashed aud rehashed
until the public is sick of them! There are
whole series of situationsor a new subject
or character, the expressou ithat no novelist
who respects his talent can use. And then,
when we have found a new situation of it is
torture and misery. Is it not so, Zola;
There is no happiness in our profession."
And Zola, who had been listening gloomily,
rejilied in a dry tone of dogged conviction:
"No. it is a sad trade."
Death in a Dog Rite.
Danville Ya., Paper.
About two months ago Mrs. Emily B. Mc-
Lean, who lives near here, heard a noise on
the porch of her house. She went out to as
certain the cause, and was bitten twice on
the arm by a small dog. The usual reme
dies were applied, but a day or two ago the
symptoms of hydrophobia appeared, and she
soon went intojconvulsions, frothing at the
mouth and barking. When she rallied she
said to the physician, "For God's sake, do
something for me to relieve this pain, as I
will die." The physician applied all the
remedies in his power, and at last put her
under the influence of ether and chloroform.
He then left her.
Mrs. McLean slept quietly for two hours,
and on awakening arose, and going to an
organ played for awhile. She then attempt
ed to eat something, which threw her into
convulsions, and when her physician came
she was so violent that it took four men to
hold her in bed. After several hours of ter
rible agony she expired. In her lucid in
tervals she begged her friends to stay away
from her, as the least movement or noise
threw her into convulsions. Mrs. McLean
was an excellent musician, having sung in
churcli choirs in this city for several years.
She was originally from Pittsburg, Pa.
Tlie Are rane English Tourist.
The story about Jay Gould that he had a
lot of Englishmen on b^ard his yacht in the
West Indies and showed them all around
without askiug them to take something is
probably true, and the reason may be that it
begins to dawn ou the New York mind that
the travelling Englishman, with his mouth
open, is a chronic dead beat, who rarely re
turns courtesies on the other side.
"Fitz-Johu Porter does not look a day ov
er forty-five years of age," writes a Washing
ton correspondent, "and those who have
pictured him as a broken down, white haired
man are profoundly mistaken. He is robust
hale, hearty and cheerful, His face is with
out wrinkles, aud his long years of patient
worry and flighting have not dimmed the
sparkle of his eye nor the brightness of his
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STATE OF MINNESOTA, COCKTY OF RAMSEY.
In the matter of the assignment of H. Von L'nruh.
Xotice is herby given that II. Von TJnruh, of St.
Paul, iu said county and state, has by deed ln
writing, dated April 8th, 1884, made a general
assignment to the undersigned, of all his property
not exempt by law from levy and sale on execution
for the benelit of all his creditors.
All claims must be verllied and presented to the
undersigned for allowance.
Dated St. Paul, Minn., April 9, 1884.
BERNHARD SCHUELER. Assignee,
19 East Sixth street, St. Paul, Miim.
Masizek & rsupi-Lsu, Attorneys. AUl
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
—88. In tbe District court, Second Judicial dis
Winifred A. Cummings, plaintiff, against Mrs. Lizzie
L. Atwood, defendant.
On reading and filing the affidavit of Wm. Louis
Kelly, the attomev for the plaintiff in this action,
and Inspecting the files and the return of the sheriff
duly endorsed upon the summons herein, wherein it
appears, that the defendant above named cannot be
found in the state of Minnesota and is not a resident
therein, and that the present residence of said de
fendant is unknown to said affiant.
It Is on motion of Mm. Louis Kelly, attorney for
said plaintiff, ordered by the court that the summons
in this action be served upon the defendant by pub
lishing the same Inthe Saint Paul Daily Globe, a
newspaper printed and published in tha county of
Ramsey and state aforesaid, for sis consecutive weeks,
at least once in each week.
Dated St. Paul, Minn., this 1st day of April, A. D.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, l District court. Second
covjiTy of kamsey. (Judicial district.
Winifred A. Cummings, plaintiff, against Mrs. Lizzie
L. Atwood, defendant.
The State of Minnesota to the abovenamed defendant:
You aro hereby summoned and required to answer
thi' complaint in the above entitled action, which has
been filed with the clerk of said court, and to rare a
copy of your answer to the said complaint on the
subscriber, at his office in the city of Saint Paul in
the county of Ramsey and state aforesaid, within
twenty days after the service of this summons on
you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you
fall to answer the.said complaint within the time
ai reaaid, tbe plaindfl in th.* m-.-Avn will apply to the
court for the relief demanded in said complaint.
Dated March '._6, 1884.
Wm. Loins Kklly,
Plaintiff** Attorney, Saint Paul, Minn.
OTATK OF MINNESOTA. COUNTY OV RAMSEY.
O —ss. District Court, Second Judicial District
Ii.uu. It l_.,rrr.n VVill.-mi, T Martini nml Allen R.
Barton, plaintiffs, against C. E. Stuart and
Stuart, his wife, her first name being unknown, de
The State of Minnesota to theabove named defendants:
You and eaeh of yoa are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint ofthe plaintiff* In tbe
above entitled action, whicli said complaint is i D
in the otliei! of the clerk of the above entitled court.
In the city of Saint i'aul, in said Ramsey county, and
to serve a copy of yoor answer to said complaint on
the suhrcriher. at his office at No, 828 Wabashaw
street, In the city of Saint Pad. in the connty of Ram
sey, aforesaid, within twenty daya after the service
of thls'smnmona upon you. exclusive of the day of
such service: and. if yuu fail ro answer the said com
plaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiffs iu
This action wili apply to the said court for the relief
demanded insold complaint together with the costs
and disbursements heroin.
Dated March 11, A. D. 1884.
PlaintiE's Attorneys, St. Paul, Minn.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF BAMSEY
—ss? lu Piotiate Court, Special Term, March IS,
In tiie matter of the estate of .\ 'lam Ootzfan, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Enoch F.
Rerrlsford of said couuty, claiming to bg entitled to a
conveyance of "lot number eighteen <1moi' bloek
number forty-six (46) Of Lyman Dayton's addition to
Saint Paui" ln said county, from the executors
of said estate, letting forth the names, ages and
places of residence of ali persona Interested in said
estate to be conveyed and the facts upon whieh said
claim la predicated;
i: i- ordered, that said petition b" heard before the
Judge of thit court, ou Monday, the fifth day of May.
A. I). 1884. at ten o'clock a. in., at the Probate otiice
In the city ot Saint i'aul, i;i s;.ld Ramse] C lUnty, sad
that aU persons Interested in -aid estate appear ihen
and ihere to Show cause . if any they bare) why a
decree should not be made authorizing ami directing
the executors of said estate to make and execute
a conveyance of satd premises to the petitioner,
It fs further ordered, that notice of the time and
place of bearing be given to all persons Interested
in said estate by the publication of this order for four
successive weeks, mice in each week, the lasi of
which publications shail he at least fourteen days
before uld day of hearing, In the Daily Globs, a
newspaper printed and published at Saint Paul In
said county aforesaid, and that a copy of this order
be servetUpersoually on all persons Interested in faid
estate residing in said county, at least fourteen days
before said day of bearing, and on all other nei
Interested, by depositing forthwith a copy of such
order in the Postofflce ut saint Paul In said county,
with postage prepaid, directed to them respectively
at their place of residence, unless it appears that
their residence Is unknown.
. By the Court,
[L.s.] WM. B. MoGROETY,
Judge of Probate.
Attest: Frank Robem-, Jr., Clerk,
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF BAMSEY
ss. In Probate Court, Special Term, March IH,
In the matter of thc estate of William P. Payte, de
On reading and filing the petition of Eliza Payte,
of said county, representing, among other things,
that William P. Payte, late of said county, on the 19th
day of February, A. 1). 1884, at St. I'aul, In said coun
ty, died intestate, and being au inhabitant of this
county at the time of his death, leaving goods, chat
tels and estate within tills couuty. and that the said
petitioner is the widow of sajd deceased, and praying
that administration of said estate be to William Free
It Is ordered, That said petition bo heard before
the judge of this court, on Monday, the Hth day
of April, A. D. 1384, at ten o'clock a. m., at the
Probate offlce, ln said county.
Ordered further, That notice thereof be given to
the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons lnteresK
ed, by publishing a copy of this order for three suc
cessive weeks prior to said day of hearing, lu the
Daily Globe, a newspaper printed and published at
Saint Puul, ln said county.
By the Court,
[L.s.] WM. B. McGRORTY.
Judge of Probate.
Attest: Frank Robert, Jr., Clerk.
Henry O'Goeman, Attorney for Petitioner.
STATE OF MINNESOTA—COUNTY OF RAM8E7
sh—District Court, Second Judicial District.
John B. Olivier, plaintiff, against Francis A. Rou
The State of Minnesota to the above named de
You are hereby summoned and required to answe
the complaint in this action, filed in the clerk 1
office of Ramsey county district court, aud to serve
a copy of your answer to said complaint on the
subscriber, at his office in Saint Paul, in Ramsey
county and Btate aforesaid, within twenty days after
the service of this summons upon you, occlusive
of tie day of such serv.ee; and. if yot; fail to answer
thesaid cou,p..iiut wuhiu the time aforesaid, tbe
plaintiff ia this action w'tl demand jad(_jmenta.T. last
yoa for the sura of four hundred and eighty-two
dc.'nr- and twenty six cmts ($482.26), together with
the costs and disbursements in this actio i.
Dated February 4th, 1884.
WILLIAM M. CARSON.
mar<5-thur-7w Plaintiff's Attcrney,St. Paul. Mine
STATE OF M1NNKSOTA, COUNTY OF BAMSEY
—ss. In Probate Court, special term, March 18,
In the matter of the estatcof Hattie Parks, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Ma.y Thomas,
of Hennepin county. In said state, representing, among
other things, tbst Hattie Parks, late of said county
of Ramsey, on the llth day of March, A. D. 18C 1. Bl
Nicollet county, ln said state, died intestate, and
being an inhabitant ofthls county at tlie time of her
death, leaving goods, chattels and estate within this
couuty, and that thesaid petitioner la the sister of
said deceased, aud praying that administration of
said estate be to her or some other suitable person
It is ordered, That said petition be heard before the
judge of this court, on Monday, the lllh day nl
April. A. D. 1884, at ten o'clock a. m., at thc Pro
bate office, in said county.
Ordered further. That notice thereof be given to
the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons Inter
ested, by publishing a copy of this order for three
successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the
Daily (Jloise, a newspaper printed and published at
Saint Paul. In said county.
By the Court,
[L. s.J VX. B. MrGROP.TY.
Judge of Probata.
Attest: Frank Robert, Jr., Clerk. mar'JO-Iw-t-
STATEOF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
—ss. In Probate Court, Special term, March 26,
In the matter of the estate of Robert G. Woods, de
nn leading and filing the petition of Orlan O. Cul
len of said county, representing, among other things,
that Robert G. Woods late of Columbiana county,
Ohio, on or about the flrst dayof October, A. D. IH':',,
at New Lisbon, Ohio, died Intestate, and being an
inhabitant of said Columbiana county, Ohio, at thc
time of his death, leaving goods, chattels and estate
within this couuty, and that the said petitioner ls
interested in the estate of said deceased, and praying
that administration of said estate be to B. W. Arm
It is ordered, that said petition be heard hefore the
Judge of this court, on Monday, the 21st day of April
A. D. 1S84, at ten o'clock a. m., at the Probate offlce
in said county.
Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the
heirs of said deceased, and to all persons Interested
by publishing a copy of this order for three success
ive weeks prior to said day of hearing. In the Dailv
Globe, a newspaper printed and published at Saint
Paul In said county.
Bythe Court, ' Wm. B. McGRORTY.
[L. s.] J udge of Probate.
Attest: Frank Robert, Jr. Clerk. mar27-tw-thn
QtTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
•^ —ss. In Probate Court, special term, March 26,
In the matter of the estate of Thomas S. Woods, de
Whereas, an Instrument in writing, purporting to
be an authenticated copy of the last will and testa
ment of Thomas S. Woods, deceased, and of the pro
bate thereof, in the county of Columbiana, state of
Ohio, has been delivered to this court;
And whereas, Orlan O. Cullen has flled herewith
his petition, representing among other things that
said Thomas S. Woods died at New Lisbon, Columbi
ana county, Ohio, testate, and that Archibald Woods
and Robert G.Woods are the executors named In said
will, and that said petitioner Is Interested iu the es
tate of said deceased, and praying that the said in
strument may be admitted to probate, and that let
ters of administration with the will annexed be to B.
W. Armstrong Issued thereon;
It Is ordered, that the proofs of said Instrument,
and the said petition, be heard before this court, at
the Probate office in said county, on Monday, the 21st
day of April, A. D. 1881, at ten o'clock in the fore
noon, when all concerned may apper and contest the
probate of said Instrument;
And It is further ordered, that public notice of the
time and place of said hearing be given to aU per
sons interested, by publication of these orders for
three weeks successively previous to said day of
hearing, in the Daily Globe, a newspaper printed
and published at Saint Paul in said county.
By the Court, Wm. B. McGRORTY,
[L.s.] Judge of Probate.
Attest: Fr.AIi'K liuOyaT. Jr.. Cleric nmi-_i:._iw.iLu
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