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Bstilp (Elnlxe.
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DAILY W-ATHtCIt BUI__ET_K.
OmcE Chief Sra~*A*_ Officer, \
Washing ion, 1). C, Aug. 12, 9:50 p. m. f
Observations taken at thu same moment of
time al all stations named.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Tnul 2;>.!i!) 73 S Thrt'ng
La Uos:;e 30. D2 71 b Clear
Miinir.vEST.
.Bar. Ther. Wind. Weatner,
Bismarck. ..29.89 78 E Clear
Ft Ga '■;. 29.80 til ..
Minnedosa 29.90 08 Calm Clear
Moorhead 39.98 58 S Clear
Quapcllc 29.09 70 S Clear
St. Vincent 2'J.S!) C 8 Calm Clear
M.iUHXIRN ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther Wind. Weather.
Ft. Asslnftholne. 29.B2 09 NW Clear
It. Bufprd 99.83 78 E Clear
ft. Coster 20.K1 75 SW Clear
Helena 89.87 77 SW Fair
Huron, D-T 89.94 (iii SB Fair
Medicine Hat.. ..89.44 84 Nli Clear
fI'PEII LAKES.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 89.97 00 Calm Cloudy
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Their. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
:."J.!is.'l 71. S 02.4 S Pair
Amount rainfall. .00: Maximum thermometer
• l.<; minim inn thermometer 01.4; dally range
10.4.
itiver — Observed height 2 feet, 5 inches.
I i' ■ ii twenty four hours, 0 Inches.
Fall in twenty-four hours, 1 inches,
VW«— >Th "time hall" i.< dropp l<i ouj {San
led) from the flagstaff on the Fire
\ldlnq, cornet of Third ■!.,.!. Jack
tonslrt '», at noon, "Central Tim'," us ileter
. Carleton College observatory.
Nor.-. - ;a.-oiueter corrected for temperature
u.'.i elevation.
P. F. Lyons,
Serjeant, Signal Corps, 0. S. A.
IM'll ATIONS.
V.'AMiivrroN, Aug. 11, la. pi.— For the upper
Mististippi, fair weather, followed i>y Increas
ing I lo lllil ess ami i g!n local showers, southerly
wind .' .'.il ri-e of temperature. For the Mis
y, partly cloudy weather, occasional
.vi rs with local storms, uoiitherly winds
:in l gilghl rise of temperature.
fESTERDA Y'S MARKETS.
Tii- ical markets yesterday were quiet and
<>< I rel. At Milwaukee wheat mate a fur-
In " ■<■ rograae -t ip _f %&%„ At Chicago
lower; com was '.c \ o
lower; oata lOsed at 25 ft @53c; pork was held
tL'iu at ''earner" pri es. Stacks opened strong
\ decline set in at 9 o'clock but a
i trred just before closing, ("umpired to
Monday's close prices wers from !_ to t . per
cent, hlgbot, There was more activity to mining
.-leek.
'i-i.mm:. with his swallow tail coat
and brass buttons was a "m isher" In times
past, as c, rtaln ugly Kentucky affidavits al-
Tit;: Republican journals thai nave Inaug
ural ! a campaign or tilth, do not like the
. glass in tbe tenement of their super
rirtUQiu can Eidate.
M&ton It:. mm- is said to be very deapon
tbc Kentucky exposition of his
I I -. The worst has not been
i tho fear of further revelations
alarms an,', distresses Mm.
warned the bitter and slander
■ itsof Mr. Cleveland, that there
.. i "!> b! >wa to take as well -as blows to
retaliatory materials in kind
: i.'.nt. and th.it i; wasnoi in human
nature •:■■ : t > use litem, under provocations
table.
- a municipal law at Topeka, Kan
i ■'- permit, the inflicting upon
naltj of wearing a ball and
n . .. irking upon the streets. Such a
si anywhere but in
i tha first Judge w-ho should un
iertak • t, should be il gged and
■"-■• pond.
Nsii > wax the Prohibition Can
■ ' - our years ago, bolts tbe
- . -10111), and supports Jim
•v io he says --is ail any temperance
.
whoa lv- evolved the famous "Stalne law,"
and now that Jim is in a "fright" place Broth
«. If all tit * Profaibition
,; ' ' the tattooed tiek.-t.it may
p entbly carry the state-ant] that is the oaly
Tn Waal-rfagtoa Pott thinks that a little of
in the civil
■ - ■' '"' - thai ' rat . ike office
'.• paritio r.:s with a
caii> and the Khvaymao. Now ■
■t o the victim who will
'Ntrteem :;::;>. -urv" to fray mom
euro the election of a millionaire '.. the Praal
deary. hex toft rii's. the Pm is of t:
.
robbery
. id the sjrosauess of
at a promin
-.-i ardent
nt wit*,
tbu tcani
said the anti-Blaincite, with a knowing look
into his friend's eye, "you are one of the
best fellows in the world, but I wouldn't
trust you alone in an Adamless Eden."
The subject was dropped with a truly mutu
al laugh.— lt is a question if any of the ram
part Blainettes can afford to throw the first
stone. There are none in this region that
will bear inspection.
Tiie Hon. Geo. F. Edmunds is not wasting
his vitality in the support of Blame. In
short, he is not desirous of seeing the attor
ney of Jay Gould elected to the Presidency.
When Blame was in Congress he favored all
the schemes of Jay Gould Russell Sage, Cyr
us W. Field and their set of monopolists.
Blame's conduct was so flagrant that in a let
ter to n friend Senator Edmunds wrote: "It
is my opinion that Mr. Blame acts as the at
torney of Jay Gould. Whenever Mr. Thur
man. and I have settled upon legislation to
bring the Pacific railroads to terms of equity
with the government, up has jumped James
G. Blame, musket in hand, from behind the
breastworks of Gould's lobby to fire in our
back." Mr. Edmunds need not despair, Mr.
Mr. Gould's attorney will not become Presi
dent. '
Tiik Chrissian Union, the organ and de
fender of Henry Ward Beecher, whose subli
mated virtue is thus made conspicuous,
sharply says: "If the charges against Gov
ernor Cleveland are true, his friends should
counsel him to take himself off from the
ticket; and if tbey do not the lovers of do
mestic purity and the respecters of woman
hood should sweep him off." Will the
Christian Union now say with grim impartial
ity, since the exposition of Major Blame's
exploits at Millersburg, Kentucky: "If the
charges against ex-Secretary Blame are true,
his friends should counsel him to take him
self oil from the ticket, and if they do not
the lovers of domestic purity and the respect
ers of womanhood should sweep him off."
Sauce for the goose, impartial and virtuous
Union, is sauce for the gander. The spiteful
and calumnious Blainites have stirred up a
filthy beverage, whose scum they themselves
are obliged to quaff.
Whex a mau ceases to be consistent he
ceases to be honest. Mr. Halstead, the editor
of the Cincinnati Com mercial-Ganette, is as
furious as a hobgoblin iv spangles at every
body who is not in favor of Jingo Blame for
President and daily pours upon all such
through the columns of his paper red hot
lava from hades. In 1876 this same Hal
stead held to a very dilferent opinion of
Blame, In the rosy month of June of that
year, this person Halstead charged that Blame
"has been on the make in the securities of
subsidized railroads," that he is a "stock
jobber" and that he had "brokerage transac
tions in many railway companies." He pur
sued bim daily, using such language as the
following:
"The people of the United States may be
somewhat demoralized, but they are not so far
gone that it can be presumed they will elect
President a man who has been on the make in
(In- securities of snbsidized lailroads."
".Mr. Maine's stock jobbing seems to bear the
same relation to the open market that policy
playing bears to lottery dealing.' '
The country, which is now looking anxiously
about for a public man flt in all respects for a re
form President, will hardly by likely to Bee in the
late Speaker, Whose brokerage transactions iv so
many railroad companies for so many friends
ran through so many years of the time when he
In- lil the second place in the government, the
candidate best representative of the spirit of
purity and honor in public affairs, which is one
demand in the era in which we live.
On another occasion alluding to the Mulli
gan letters Mr. Halstead said in his paper:
The Blame letters, we believe, prove all that
he has been charged with. The troublesome
fact is that there i*< a low tone of public morality
in the estimation of the uses of public position
for private gain,
Can the man who was such a rascal in
1876, be a saiut now? That's a hard ques
tion, for even such a juggler as Halstead.
BLAINE'S NEW OHOAN.
Rather a queer move has been made to
start an afternoon Blame paper ln New York
City, bare it edited by Murat Halstead and
printed at tbe Trlbwie office, and the queerest
part of the matter is that the paper is put
forth for the purpose of endeavoring to create
a sentiment favorable to Blame among the
working men. For years Halstead has taken
sides against the working men, aud said
more and meaner things of them than any
other editor in tbe country. Tbe New York
Tribune is notorious for its hostility to the
working men, and yet that place is selected
as the print shop of the new paper. The
Republican National Committee have in
vested 125,000 in the enterprise. But it will
amount to nothing. It is a long time since
Etaletead has wielded any effective political
power; he was for years mean and dirty to
ward Garfield, and thfn fawned upon him
in a thoroughly disgusting manner. His
hostility to Blame has been frantic, aud now
he is imported from the "rowdy west" to
edit the Blame organ that is lo try to capture
the working men's vote. As the scheme
stands it is likely to hurt instead of help the
tattooed man.
f__ REVOLT FROM BLAINE.
It is a matter of considerable iuten*»st to
note day by day the list of influential,
thoughtful Republicans who cannot destroy
their own self-respect by voting the Blame
ticket, yesterday morning the Qtona made
record of a number of conspicuous cases, and
has to-day more to add on the same line.
General Joshua 11. Chamberlain of Maine,
a life-long Republican, says he will not vote
for Blame, but cordially supports Cleveland.
Tbe Poughkeepsie Neut (Dem.) says that
A.j.l. Akin, the Garfield elector for the Duch
ess District, is an active supporter of Cleve
land.
Fa State Senator S. M. Cook, of Granby,
and Senator Dawes's Cummington brother
Francis are among the prominent anti-Blame
Republicans ol western Massachusetts.
Among the letters which have recently
been received by the Secretary of the Boston
Independents is one from a Massachusetts
Republican, which roads as follows: "I am
an old Republican and intended to vote the
straight ticket, as usual; but when a man
like Jack Logan influences a Republican
President to veto a bill for the relief of so
coed a man as Fitz-.John Porter, I am not
going to vote any longer for that party, and
shall vote the straight Democratic ticket,
State anil national."
A numicrof Albany Republicans have
Ih-i n interviewed as to their views. Mr.
Paul F. Cooper, a lawyer, son of the novel
ist .lames FenlmOTC Cooper, says; "I intend
to vote for Grover Cleveland for President."
Mr. James Fentmore Cooper, bis son, who
bas been a consistent Republican declared
his pre "crone? for Cleveland.
9 U-Utt IV Ward of Albany au original
RepubHea_tVa*y%! "I am a Republican and
I mean to vote for Cleveland. My reasons
1 tike him and respect him, localise
he is the most honest man who has held a
I trying office that I ever saw or
kucw. because I tr-.luk the kind of Governor
k'.nd of President we as a nation
need; and because, in the nature of
r.- will bo, and ought to be,
• f parties in Government control,
it is bet: : rack change under such
a reformer as Cleveland thin to wait until it
comes under Out le'id of a hack politician
who might be feeble or corrupt in his policy
of administration."
The Etoebeste r (S. V.) ZKmm publishes tbe
Republicans in that city
who declare their intention to vote for Clev
eland and Hendricks. Among their number
aro twenty sc-. ■ -s and professional
men. Lik their independent brethren else
whero they damnum Blame as dishonest
(Blame Rep.) save of a
I bottrt in that city : "William
- I gentleman honored in this
. i:v. with who_ it lias often been the
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1884 i
pleasure of this journal to agree. He ha 3
been called by the Republicans of this judi
cial district to preside upon the bench of the
supreme court, and to represent it in con
gress. AYe regret that he does not feel able
in this canvass to support the Republican
candidates."
SIR GARNETT WOLSELEY— BAD MAN-
NERS.
A letter from Sir Garnett Wolseley to an
accomplished lady of Mobile, contains the
following passage: "I have only known two
heroes in ray life, and General R. E. Lee is
one of them, so you can well understand
how I value oue of his letters. I believe that
whou time has calmed down the angry pas
sions of the North, General Lee will be ac
cepted in the United States as the greatest
general you ever had, and second as a pa
triot only to Washington himself. Stone
wall Jackson I only know slightly; his name
will live forever also in American history,
when that of Mr. U. S. Grant has been long
forgotten; such at least is my humble oplu
ion of these men, when viewed by an outside
student of military liistory who has no local
prejudice. "
This has been publißbed in tho southern
historical society papers aud beyond ques
tion creates great satisfaction among those
by whom it was received. The truth of a
good deal of what is asserted by Lord Wolse
ley will be acknowledged in the north, aud
more especially by uiose who were actually
in the service. Lee and Jackson were great
men in every essential respect. They Weie,
great as commanders, irreproachable as citi
zens, and men of culture, philanthropy and
humanity In their private life. Both were
nationalists during the agitation which led to
the rebellion, and had it not been that they
were born and reared in the belief that their
first duty was to their state, they would have
never been found fighting in favor of dis
union.
While Wolseley may be correct in his esti
mate of these two men, he destroys all the
value and sincerety of his criticism by allud
ing to the federal commander as "Mr."
Grant. A decent observance of tbe etiquette
of bis profession would have required him
when alluding to another military man, to
give him his title. It is presumable that if
Sir Garnet were to read in a German news
paper an allusion to him coming from Bis
marck as "Mr. Wolseley," he would justly
feel offended, and would regard the German
Chancellor as no gentleman. The possibili
ties are that tbe people of this country, who
read Wolseley's opinion of Grant, and who
agree with him in his conclusions, will never
theless be forced to conclude that his man
ners are not equal to his military judgment.
Gen Grant occupied for several years a
place to which he was not entitled. The
greatest military feat which he performed
was tbe running of the Vicksburg batteries,
and the investment of that stronghold from
the rear. The running of the batteries was
not an original idea, for it had been done by
Farragut below New Orleans, nearly a year
before Grant's movement. He made two
useless assaults on Vicksburg, and then sat
down to starve out the garrison, which 'be
could have done without the assaults which
cost so many thousand men. His general
ship in the Wilderness was nothing but tbe
brutal Impact of great columns* against
smaller ones, and which gave him the vic
tory through mere attrition. By giving four
lives for one, he in time exhausted the slen
der forces of the enemy, aud secured a vic
tor}- which was the most costly in the history
of civilized wars.
As a president, he gave us the most cor
rupt administration in our history; as a busi
ness man, he displayed absolute and humil
ating incompetency. At the present mo
ment he is where he came from — complete
obscurity.
Lord Wolseley, in aluding to the federal
commander as "Mr." Grant, and in his
eulogy of Lee and Jackson evidently speaks
from the standpoint which he occupied dur
ing the civil war. At that time, not only
Wolseley, but the great majority of his couii-
trymen — including even for a time Glad
stone himself — were inclined to ascribe
great generalship to every leader in the
south, aud to designate as "Mr." the Mc-
Clcllans, Shermans, and Mcadcs of the
north, when "Gen." Lee drove back the
forces of "Mr." Pope, or "Cen." McCul
lough defeated and killed "Mr." Lyon, there
was great rejoicing all over Britain and much
hope was entertained that the pestiferous
Republic would be smashed into smither
eens. Even yet Sir Garnet has not forgotten
his old hope. #
He alludes to the federal commander as
"Mr." Grant, although this in nowise affects
the fact that both Lee and Stonewall Jackson
were surrendered, and in their surrender is
included the dream of dissevering this Re
public.
Possibly some day this renegade Irishman,
Wolseley, may And himself leading some of
his forces hithcrwards; if he shall do any
thing of the kind, he may possibly get a les
son in politeness, as did the other Hessians
from the same direction a century»ugo.
C UR R EN T C O M .II ENTS.
Tiir. St. Louis Posl-DUpitlch relates that there
is a queer old character who rides in and out of
the rity frequently on one of the suburban
ttains. He is an old gentleman who is evidently
of a very devout turn of mind. He is never
withont a thumbed and worn copy of the New
Testament, which he carries in a convenient
pocket, and from which he poems to be con
stantly refreshing and adding to his scriptnnl
knowelge. He has a singular way of showing
his reverence for the book. He takes the copy
from his pocket, removes his hat and opens the
book. Then he apparently reads a passage over
several times, closes the book and, replacing his
hat. repeats the passage until lief has it thor
oughly. This performance is gone over again
and ogam with scrupulous exactness until the
end of his journey is reached. Tbe hat is al
ways off during the reading and on during the
repeating of the passages. Evidently the old
gentleman draws a wide distinction between the
reverence due the reading of the Word and the
repetition of it from i_emory.
Tub New York World explains the secret of
Blame being termed the "Plnmed KnighL - ' It
came about through his rising up in the House
of Representatives, when driven into a corner,
and reading a lot of letters which conrirted him
of using his position as Speaker of the House to
farther his private interests as a railroad specu
lator. This performance was thought to be as
heroic as that of a knight in the dark ages who
might set his lance and ride np to his neck in a
mnd hole in defense of a "a faire ladye." It
was Infidel Insrersoll's poetic fancy that fash
ioned the politician in the rat trap to a prancing
knight with a chicken feather in his pot metal
hat.
Tub man who started the stories about Cleve
land is given the following character by one of
the leadin. officers of the Ocean Park associa
tion, at Old Orchard Beach, where Rcr. Mr. Bail
is now stopping: "Why," said this gentleman,
"Ball is and always was a nuisance : he is hound
ing someone all the time. Hunt np the min
utes of the Providence conference and read his
shameful attack en that pare and noble man.
Rev. Dr. Day. He has more enemies in oar de
nomination than sry other minister in it, and
ih isc who are not afraid of his malignant tongne
will tell yon jnst as I do. If yon approach them."
Tint late Hugh Hastings, of the Commercial
Adrtrtistr. appointed as one of the executors of
his will his personal friend, Chester A. Arthur.
Sir. Arthur paid no attention to the matter un
til quite recently, when he stepped up and quali
fied. The Tan says that he did this because
he expected soon to retire to private life and he
wanted to bag the $4,000 that woald accrue to
him iv the shape of the commissions on the es
tate. This is rather an ugly insinuation to make
SL-dicst the President of the Cnited States.
Tanx is a carious law still in existence ta
London, which provides that no baker -hall bake
or sell bread on Sunday within ten miles of the
Royal Exchange. That this law, which is oaly
applicable to a neces-ity and leaves Tenders of
lux a ries free to do as tbey please on Sunday, is
ret ODeraUre. bas recently been demonstrated by
the trial of several bakers under it, and tho im
position of tines in all caso3. Tho other employ
ments placed under the ban by similar laws are
only those of a mechanical nature.
The evasion ef taxation in Louisiana hnu been
so extensive that the arrears due the slate for
years previous to 1880 exceed $5,000,000. The
amount to come from New Orleans alone under
the back-tax law is more than $2,500,000. The
matter was finally brought before the highest
court, and in accordance with its decision, tho
general assembly enacted a law providing for
the collection of the taxes. The work of enforc
ing payment is to begin forthwith.
To the Springfield Republican it is amusing to
see the Blame organs describing the New York
Sun us "the leading Democratic journal of the
country." Mr, Dana once explained with his
usual absolute clearness of statement that the
Sun was not ruu in the interest of any party,
but simply "for the amusement of its propri
etor.', it never occupied that position more un
mistakably than it does now.
The Woman's Journal of August oth pub
lishes an article by Thomas Wentworth Iliggiu
son, in which the writer states that he has in
quired into the scandalous charges against Gov.
Cleveland and discredits them. He asserts that
the governor's official and political life is blame
less, and that Woman Suffragists can properly
support him for the presidency.
The aggregate production of coal in 1883 in
Great Britian, the United States, Germany,
France and Belgium was 371,000,000 tons in
round figures. In 18S2 the corresponding pro
duction was 350,000,000 tons ; in 1831, 332,200,
-000 tons; in 1880, 315,100,000 tons; and in 1879,
285,000,000 tons.
The Washington Star informs an inquirer
that the President is paid his salary by the
United States treasurer's draft, issued on the
warrant of the secretary of the treasury, based
on an account audited by the lirst auditor and
first comptroller of the treasury.
TnE oldest Democrat in the country is Capt.
Jotham Johnson, of South Durham, Me., horn
Sept. 29, 1784, who voted for Jefferson and every
subsequent Democratic candidate, and who hopes
to live long enough to vote for Grover Cleveland,
for a second term if necessary.
George A ugustusSala frowns a mighty frown
when "other people" speak of him jeeringly,
but he lately wrote of himself as "a gentleman
with a Bardplphian countenance and a white
waistcoat-" That must be something awful,
"wedunno!" That must,
New York S.m : President Arthur and Sec
retary Chandler seem to be running the United
States vessels for their own diversion, just as
though they owned them. When Mr. Cleveland
is president we dare say nothing of this sort will
be permitted.
That Lass o' Lowrie's, Mrs. Frances Hodgson,
who is having a good time at Swnmpscott, Mass.,
is a sensible little woman, who cares nothing for
conventionalities or fashions, -but dresses com
fortable and as she pleases,
Mrs. Jean Davenport Lander is less a lander
than a seasider, for she has lived at Swampscott,
Mass., in her own cottage ever since she retired
from the stage in Boston, eight yeirs ago.
The wife of a Methodist preacher in Dublinl
Ga., occupies his pulpi* and preaches about as
often as he does, and the population is divided
as to her coarse.
Hearing that Logan is in doubt about taking
the stump, the Chicago Wimes advises him to
climb a t.ee. This implies that he is not out of
the woods yet.
Mme. Theo, the French operatic singer, has
just become a widow. It is but two months
since her rival, Judic, also lost her husband.
Saratoga is full of charming young widows,
who will doubtless g^-t rid of their weeds in the
present round of garden parties.
Fon seme inexplicable reason eight of the six
teen ostrich chicks at the ostrich farm at Ana
heim, Cal., have recently died.
There are some fifty stenographers in Hart
ford, Conn., among them seventeen or eight
teen young ladies.
A corset maker declares that American
girls are the worst in the world for tight lacing.
Tin: mau who is hugged by the Georgia won
der will realize the power oj the press.
Endorsement of "Pen Pictures" by Key. E
I». Neill.
St. Pall, Minx., July 21, 1834.
My Dear Sir: 'ihj "Pen Pictures of St. Paul"
I have read with great iniere.t, and while I have
noticed a few typographical errors, they aie his
torically very correct. Should they be issued in
book form it is my intention to purchase a copy
for each of mychidren, all of whom were born
in St. Paul. Sincerely,
Bow. D. Neil_.
Major T. M. Xewson, St. Paul, Minn.
These series of Pen Pictures are now being
published in the Sunday Globe.
Island Social Last Evening*.
Last evening the Minnesota Boat club
gave a very pleasant entertainment to their
friends and guests from Sibley, lowa, at
their boat club house and pavilion on the
island. About thirty or forty couples par
ticipated, and with good music, furnished by
Seibert's orchestra they enjoyed an exceed
ingly pleasant evening. The grounds were
beautifully illuminated with Chinese lan
tcrus.
LATE CITY NEWS.
Great excitement was occasioned on lower
Mississippi street yesterday forenoon by the
antics of a horse attached to a wagon belong
ing to the Singer Sewing Machine company.
The animal became frightened and ran away
upsetting the rig and throwing the driver to
the ground, the latter, however, sustaining
no injury. After making the circuit of the
city, the animal brought up at tbe city ball
where he was captured by Officer Gibbons.
Orders were issued at city ball yesterday to
the effect that the exhibition of the painting
entitled "Custer's Last Rally," now exhib
ited at the Cafe Livingston must be closed
unless the parties interested take ont a
license. The warrant was served by Officer
Scheffer, and the public exhibition of the re
alistic and beautiful painting was temporar
ily suspended. Later in the day an order
was Issued by Mayor O'Brien permitting the
mairniticent work of art to be shown free of
cost.
The annual excursion of the Great West
ern band will take place next Sunday, when
this admirable musical organization will
visit Taylors Falls and the dalles of the St.
Croix. The arrangements for the event
have been fully perfected and a delightful
time is assured.
While at work on the Ryan hotel yesterday
evening, a laborer named Nels Johnson, fell
from the second story and sustained painful
but not serious injuries. He was removed to
his boarding house, No. 58 East Fourth
; street, and attended by Dr. Anker.
A warrant was issued yesterday tot the ar
rest of Too*?. King, a dog catcher, on the
charge of appropriating money belonging to
the city. It appears that the accused re
ceived the sum of one d -liar which he failed
to turn over to the city. The hearing will
take place to-day.
A select german and reception waa given
by the members of the Minnesota Boat club,
last nigbL in honor of the visiting members
of trie lawn tennis club of Sibley, lowa. The
grounds of the boat club were brilliant'y il
luminated with Chinese lanterns and pre
sented a most captivating appearance. The
attendance was large and the affair was a
brilliant social success.
Tbe sale of seats for tLe return engage
ment of the Carleton Opera company opened
yesterday morning and thus far the demand
for sittings has been most flattering. The
engagement opens to-morrow evening and a
cordial reception is predicted for this popu
lar and deserving company.
Upon the Dayton avenue grounds of the
St. Paul Lawn Tennis clnb, a match game
took place between the Sibley. lowa, club
and tbe SL Paul club. There was a large
i and brilliant attendance.
RAMBLES IN NEW ENGLAND.
Three Days Passed In and About
Boston Among* the Bostonete.
What Was Seen and What AVas Suggested
By the Vision.
Faueuil Hall— The Old Mouth and Revolu
tionary Iteihiulsceuces.
|Special Correspondence ot the Globo.|
I>AY NO. 3.
To visit Boston aud nut to visit Faueuil
Hall would be worse than the play of Hamlet
with Hamlet left out, or still worse, to go to
dinner and have no dinner to cat, or super
latively worse to eat the dinuer and have no
money to pay for it or back door to escape
by. It might even be worse than to go
to Boston and not eat beans and fish.
Hence, though in my record, l place my visit
to Faneuil Hall in "Day No. 3" for con
venience sake, because my "Day No. 1"
grew too lengthy, I want to confess right
here that it was the first place I visited after
I got my bearings. This is the cradle of
our liberties, and this cradle was rocked so
vigorously iv the century now gone that it
will forever be regarded ns a historic spot,
Peter Faneuil first erected the building for a
market and town hall and gave it to the
town of Boston in 1740. It was burned in
1761, but two years later the city replaced a
similar building on the same site. It is a
plain brick building, with no attempt at or
nament or decoration. The building is
nearly square, being 100x80, and the lower
portiou entirely occupied by market stalls.
I entered what I supposed to be the front of
the building, from the fact that it had the
cupola or steeple, and wandered around
among the dressed chickens and fresh beef
to find the entrance to the hall. I didn't ask
any questions, for the few Bostonese I had
interrogated up to that time had been so un
civil that I concluded I could work the town
independent of Boston "culchaw" or
society. As I turned a corner arouud
a quarter of beef I espied a back
door and making my exit fouud the stairway
on the back side of" the building. This did
not surprise me, for it was in keeping with
the general obscurity and mixture of things
iv Boston. So I made my way up the two
flights of stairs, one a short flight, and then
I was in the famous historic hall. I was dis
appointed. I had not expected anythiug
ornamental or gorgeous, but I had expected
to find a hall that was spacious. It is a per
fectly plain square room, seventy-four feet aud
three inches by seventy -five feet aud three
inches. There was a gentle covering of sand
on the floor that reminded me of a Milwau
kee beer store — I allude to a place where
they do a naval business iv the way
of selling schooners. Upon either side
is a plain gallery, supported by pillars or
posts. The gallery might be termed, for
better description, like those in vogue in old
style New England churches. They are not
sloping galleries, but the ceiling underneath
the gallery is pefectly level. Beneath the
galleries ure raised steps without rails or any
obstructions other than the gallery support
ing posts, to separate that portion of the hall
from the main hall, or what I mitrht term
the pit. The stage is at the front of the
building, and that, I suppose, is the reason
why the entrance is in the rear, so that as
the audience comes iv it faces tbe stage
without having to reverse ends, as audiences
were formerly obliged to do, in the old
St. Paul Opera house. Hence what I term
the pit or level floor of the haft, bounded on
the front by the stage or platform, on the
sides by the raised steps and on the rear by
the doors for exit or entrance, occupies a
space about fifty feet square. I understand
that at their great gatherings the sign
"standing room only," can be hung up early
in the exercises, as they have no seats in the
body of the hall and but few in the galleries.
Back of the platform is a mammoth painting
by Healy, Hix'lO feet, showing Webster de
livering his famous reply to Hayne, of South
Carolina, in the senate in 1830. The artist
has essayed to depict the moment when the
distinguished orator uttered the following
peroration :
"When my eyes shall bo tnrned to behold, for
the last time, the sun in heaven, may I not see
him shining on the broken and dishonored frag
ments of a once glorious Union; on states dis
severed, discordant, belligerent; on aland rent
with civil feuds, or drenched, it mny be, ln fra
ternal blood! Let their last feeble and lingering
glance, rather,behold the gorgeous ensign of the
republic, now known and honored throughout
the earth, still full high advanced, its arms
and trophies streaming in their original
inftro, not a stripe erased or polluted, not a
single star obscured, hearing for its motto no
such miserable Interrogatory as, What i« all this
worth'/ Nor, those other words of delusion and
folly, Liberty first and Union afterwards; but
everywhere, spread all over in characters of liv
ing light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they
float over the sea and over the land, and in
every wind under the whole heavens, that other
sentiment, dear to every true American heart —
Liberty and L'nion, now and forever, one and
iiisepurable !"
The painting gives a view of the entire old
ssnatc chamber and the galleries with their
occupants. If I remember right the oil his
toric senate chamber where the memora
ble speech was delivered is now one of the
corridors of the capitol at Washington and
used as a picture gallery. There are many
historic men presented in this painting.
Among them John Tyler, of Virginia,
elected vice president in 1840, and serving as
president nearly four years, owing to the
death of Harrison. James K. Polk, of Ten
nessee, who was elected president in 1844.
Gen. Cas3, of Michigan, who was the Demo
cratic nominee for president in 1848. Thos.
Bu Benton, John C. Calhoun, J. M. Clayton,
Robert Y. Hayue, Edward Everett. R. M.
Johnson, Judge Story, Samuel Bell, and
niauy other noted men. In the gallery there
was John Quincy Adams, Gen. Winfield
Scott, Samuel Appleton, Wm. H.
Prescott, De Toequeville, George
Tteknor, Nathan Appleton, Mrs. Webster,
Mrs. Poik, Mrs. Loring, Mrs. McLean, Mrs.
Seaton, and numerous others. Intellectu
ally, it was one of the mc>3t brilliant audi
ences which this country has ever seen, and
still, as I looked at tha painting and thought
of the intellectual giant standing there lift
size, I could not but contrast the almost
limitless opportunities afforded to-duy for
his genius and fame, as compared with the
contracted field which lay before him fifty
four years ago. It was ten years before the
first word had ever clicked over a telegraph
line and the chief means of transit was by
stage and canal, with occasional steamboat,
butno railroad luxury for travel. Daniel
Webster literally spoke to the small audience
reproduced in the painting I have described,
while to-day, he could have talked to the en
tire world at substantially the same moment.
It is true his words have lived and been
handed down for future generations, but, as
I stood contemplating the picture, I felt
especially sorry.on his account, that he could
not have lived in these times
and had the memorable words
I have quoted reproduced in the
Globe the next morning aftertLeir delivery,
i n3tead of waiting fifty-four years. That is
a little slow in reporting a speech. Daniel
lost a great opportunity by living too sootf,
and I send my sympathy ricochetting down
the vista of the past, so that be can have
some consolation for being born too early.
There are busts of Samuel Adams, John
Adams and Daniel Webster beneath this
great painting and numerous portraits
hanging about the wall, but no other attempt
at decoration is manifest But. for its his
toric associations, tbe momentous meetings
it has contained, the thrillingly eloquent ad
dresses which hare been delivered within its
walls, and tbe great results flowing therefrom,
Fanucil Hall would be rated as an old, un
sightly barn iv comparison with tbe modern
hall or lecture room. Tbe city gives tbe ball,
rent free, to all appropriate meetings,
charging only the expenses of the care of the
hall.
I want to record also that the doors stood
"wide open" and even if you have to buy
water to drink in Boston, you can go to
Fanueil Hull and see all about the rocking
of the cradle of our liberties, without paying
tribute. Still there are numerous suggestive
little placards about the door, intimating that
the custodian of the hall can be found In the
ante-room with a register for visitors to write
their names and that there are also several
little articles of virtu, having historic
interests which could be secured if desired. I
went in and registered and found that though
the visitors have ranked by the thousand
annually for almost or quite a century past,
the register was not opened until May 10,
1882. From that date to the time when the
registry was really made famous, 30.243
names had been recorded. I discovered
photographs of Blame and Logan in the show
case for sale and concluded that those were
the articles of "virtu" alluded to.
As I meditatively passed down the froni
stairs at the rear of the building, I felt that
I had seen the spot where, more than any
where else, the American revolution had its
inception, and where tha fires of liberty have
burned for more than a century, and U-ssons
in free speech by free men have left an im
press not only as lasting but as progressive
as time itself.
It was here that every important agitation
from the revolution down has been con
sidered. It was here 58 years ago Daniel
Webster pronounced his memorable "me
morial eulogy over John Adams and Thos.
Jefferson. It was here that Boston's famous
dinner to Webster was given. It was here
that the great anti-slavery agitation had a
prominent portion of its work performed.
It was here that every prominent orator of
Boston, living or dead, for more than a hun
dred years, including such men
of recent date as Andrew, Sumner
and Phillips had been heard. The last mem
orable meeting in the hall was held last
April as the memorial of Wendell Phillips,
with Geo. Win. Curtis as the orator. I felt
that I had stood within the walls where more
patriotism had been inspired and more great
men had been listened to, than in any other
building in this country, and, stranger as I
was ,1 felt a patriotic love for the old hall,
and trusted that its continued would
be as marked and historic as the past.
I do not wonder that the Bos
tonese reverence old Faneuil hall. They
are justified in so doing, and Koine with her
seven hills has nothing of which to be so
proud as have tbe Bostonese iv their Faneuil
hall.
TITE old south".
Next to Faneuil Hall the old South church,
corner of Washington and Milk streets, is
the patriotic center to which the Bostonese
make their patriotic pilgrimages. When
Faneuil Hall was too small to contain some
patriotic meeting,the Old South served^us au
annex and a secoud meeting would be in
augurated. The building was originally a
wooden slructure, but in 1729 that
was torn down and in 1730 the brick
building I visited was erected. It is 61 feet
front by 8S deep,*and has a very tall spire.
As I entered the vestibule I was confronted
with the legend
"Admittance twenty-five cents."
nere is another display of Boston thrift I
thought, but I learned later that what might
be styled j\ir excellence, "The Old South
Church society" bad split oil and erected on
Boylston street, within the past ten years,
another "Old South Church" at a
cost of half a million, while
a little handful under the cognomen of
"The Old South," with the word church
omitted, are struggling to raise §400,000 to
buy the old church property and permanent
ly preserve it as a patriotic oasis in the heart
of business. They are holding fairs and fes
tivals, giving the usual thiu church soup at
a high figure, to secure the desired sum, and
then I forgave them for their seeming at
tempt to speculate on patriotism, and I hope
they will succeed and keep the historic
building clear from the ruthless clutches
of "business." In the great lire of
1872 it had a charmed life and was preserved
though the flames swept all about it. The
city took the old church for a post office for a
time, and the wealthy members went over to
Boylston street and erected the building I
have mentioned.
The interior of the buildiug is now used as
a museum for the display of historical arti
cles, chiefly connected with the revolution.
People, interested in aiding in the purchase
of tbe property send in articles to be
exhibited, and the entire museum is
made up of these voluntary contributions.
I noticed a very old fashioned and very
clumsy wooden cradle among tbe collection.
Here, I thought, is the cradle of our liber
ties and I approached for a closer inspection.
I found it bearing the following inscription :
Cradle belonging to Samuel (irant, father of
Moses Grout, who thryw the tea over In 1773.
So it was the cradle of our liberties "sure
enough." There were venerable;
clocks, and venerable chairs and
venerable fire arms, and vener
able pictures, and venerable commissions,
and venerable pottery, and as I wandered
about inspecting the articles I felt rather
venerable myself. There was the announce
ment that when the British troops held Bos
ton they bad torn up the floor and burned
the pulpit and converthed the old edifice
into a riding school, in mockery of the re
ligion of the men of tiic revolution.
It was here that Benjamin Franklin was
baptized and Whitfield preached. It was
here that an indignant populace gathered on
the 22nd of February, 1770, when a little
eleven year old boy was shot down
in the street by a British informer. It was
here that the funeral of the little
Martyr was organized and marched to the
historic "Liberty Tree," when: five hundred
school boys aud thirteen hundred people
gathered and marched with the little coffin
and mourned over the grave of the first vic
tim of the revolution. It was here that
a few days later on the dark day of the
"Boston Massacre," on the 5Ji of June, 1770
the people gathered and demanded tbe im
mediate removal of the British troops from
the town so that they might no longer shoot
down citizens. The British lieutenant gov
ernor offered to remove the offending regi
ment and place the other under re
straint, and this report was brought to the
Old South Church by the committee and
voted unsatisfactory. The men
os those times were men of nerve, and Sam
uel Adams went from the Old South to the
presence of the Lieutenant Governor of the
province and said:
"It is the unanimous opinion of the meeting
that tbe reply to the note of tho inhabitant" in
the morning is by no means Satisfactory ; nothing
less will satisfy them than a total and immediate
removal of the troops. If yon have power to re
move O'lf. regiment you hare power to remove
both. It is at your peril, if you refuse. The
meeting is composed of three thonsand people.
They are become impatient. A thousand m«n
are already arrived from the neighborhood and
the whole country Is in motion. Night Is ap
proaching. An immediate answer is expected.
Both regiments or none!"
The people waited in the old church for
the return of Adams. It was night, but they
waited with that determination which a few
years later gave the world the "Declaration
of Independenco," and the answer finally
came that "both regiments" would be re
moved. Five citizens had been killed by
the troops in a street brawl, and tbe regiments
left the city as the result.
It was in tbe same church that two years
later, on the anniversary of the massacre,
that Joseph Warren threw defiance at the
King in the following eloquent words:
The voice of yoar fathers' blood cries to yon
from the ground, My sons, scorn to be slaves!
In vain we meet the frowns of tyrants;, in vain
we crossed ths boisterous ocean, ' found a new
world, and prepared it for the happy residence of
liberty : in vain we toiled ; in vain we fought ;
we bled in vain, if you (our offspring) want valor
to repel tbe assaults of her invaders : Stain not
the glory of your worthy ancestors : bnt, like
them, resolve never to part with your birthright.
Be wise in your deliberations, und determined in
your exertions for the preservation of your lib
erties. Follow not the dictates of passion, but
enlist yourselves under the sacred banner of rea
son. Use every method in your power to secure
your rights, — at least prevent the curses of pos
terity from being heaped upon yonr memories.
It was here too that the historical "Boston
Tea Party" was organized, and from tin
very portals of this church that the band ol
resolute men issued, after all peaceable ne
gotiations had failed, and proceeded to the
harbor to salt down the 342 chests of
taxed tea .
John Hancock, Quincy, Adams and others
made the Old Sooth the church militant moat
literally, and from this spot the seed was
sown which gave the world the greatest and
best Republic which has ever existed.
"Business" ought to regard "The Old
South" as hallowed ground and leave it as a
perpetual monument to the era (very trus
American citizen delights to honor. I am
sorry that it is neoassary to hold fairs and
festivals, and charge a pittance for admit
tance to the church museum
to save the edifice 1 from
the yandal hands of "progress." t should
think a great deal more of the boasted
"culchaw" of Boston if, instead of expend
ing half a million for a new "Old Soutt
Church," with its modern display and gen
gawe, they had first placed "The Old Sooth"
upon a basis which the memory of the great
men who made it famous deserves.
I begin to fear that my "Day No. 3" em
braces too much territory, as I have failed to
reach much that was crowded into that brief
period, but have reached the reasonable limit
of my article. I have, however, the mem
orable and successful example of "Syhranns
Cobb, Jr.," who really gratified the public mora
by his line ''Continued in next week's
Ledger 1 * than anything else he ever wrote.
There was always hope left when he reached
that line that there would be something of
interest at some stage of the game,
while ther- Is life there is always hope. "Day
No. 8" will accordingly stand this morning
split in twain, a half told tale. If the Bos
tonese and the Globs can stand it I am
pretty sure I can. 11. p. U.
A TERRIBLE DEED.
Rev. Mr. Collison. of Chicago, Kills
His Wife and Fatally Wounds
Himself.
The Details of the Tragedy as (lathered by
Our Correspondent.
[Special Telegram to the Glebe. J
Chicaoo, Aug. 12.— Rev. Henry L. ColH
son killed his wife and shot himself fatally at
his residence, No. 1717 Wrightwood avenue,
this afternoon. Where happiness Was sup
posed to reign supreme there is naught now
but grief and anguish. The babbling of
pretty children and the affectionate tones of
a loving father aud mother have given way
to tears aud subs. A minister of the gospel,
whose life had been passed in preaching the
tenets of Christian faith aud
exhorting congregations to obey the laws
aud the Divine commandments, has proved
that his teachings availed the precept >rs
nothing. Condemning the sin of murder,
be, himself, has terribly fallen in disobeying
the command, "Thou sbalt not kill." A
man of peace, called of Christ, his last act
has given the lie to his life, lias crowned a
long line of good deeds with a terrible crime,
has bespattered a spotless reputation with
human blood.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon a friend of the
family called to take Mrs. Collison out riding
and found her with her husband, both ap
parently on the best of terms with each
other. During the preparations for the ride
Mr. Collison seemed in the best of
humor aud accompanied the la
dles to the boggy, but just be
fore they started re-entered the house and
called to his wife. She answered his call, re
turning in a moment, but was called in a
second time. As she reappeared after that
tbe lady noticed that her lace was pale and
her lips were trembling, sin- seemed to be
in a dilemma, as though she wen- loth to
leave, and yet was not desironsof maklngan
explanation to Mrs. Burdick. Standing by
lhe side of the carnage, she heard her hus
band call for tlie third time. Her face
clouded, but she responded with alacrity.
Mr. Collison met her at the door, and when
she bad entered it, he closed it behind ber
clash! It was a pistol that had made that
sound, Another pistol report rang out on
the quiet air.
This time there was no doubt that the shot
was fired iv the b- use and a young Mrs.
Collison, a sister-in-law of the preacher, who
was standing near the buggy, bounded up
the steps and opened the door. Sin- stopped;
she reeled; she grasped at the balustrade for
support; her head was swimming. "Therel
there!" she cried in strained tones, out
stretching ber arm toward the floor in fruit
of her, then sank in a faint. It was Mrs.
Collison's body she had pointed to, The
woman was still In death. From a gaping
wound in her temple her life blood gushed in
a great stream, dyeing the carpet crimson
and forming gory pools. A film was < veil
then gathering over her eyes.
The people, alarmed at Mr-. Collison's cry,
passed on in search of the husband. At the
parlor door, a few feet beyond where the
dead woman lay, a moan arrested them.
They entered the room. Stretched before
them was the sm -.11, athletic figure of a
once handsome man, but now the brown,
full beard was full of blood and tie', limbs
were writhing in horrible agony. The
wounded man suddenly arose with an ef
fort and tremblingly drew up
his hands to his fon head.
"QOOd Cod," some one ejaculated, and
then they noticed amid the blood that cov
ered ids face, that his eyeballs had Imr-t
from their sockets and lay a swollen, dis
torted mess 6n his gray cheeks, "Sue."
he murmured, and he moved his face slowly
as though to discover something
familiar in the circle of faces about
him. The blood gurgled and he gasped for
breath. Tien Ms band beal (he air wildly,
and with the name of bis wife on hi- lip- be
sank back unconscious, perhaps never more
to live in tin- light of reason.
The doctors appeared nnd the crowd with
drew. The medical gentlemi n pronounced
Mrs. Collison quite dead. Her husband they
said was mortally wounded. He was re
moved to the Swedish Luthi run hospital at
No. 1">1 Lincoln avenue. The physicians
attending bim say that death will probably
ensue In three or four 'lavs Tbey
to,, that even though be live he will bu
blind. He was deaf before; SO deaf that
only loud tones attracted his attention. Now
If he lives, his Hfe must be that of the blind
and the deaf.
Friends of the family account for the
deed upon tbe hypothesis that his mind had
become unsettled by trouble with his late
congregation. The 'members <l
his church, the Fullerton Av
enue Presbyterian church, grew weary
bim, the trouble arising from dissatisfaction
with the small number of his pastoral visit.t
and because of bis domineering spirit, aud
It ended by his formal resignation last June.
Mr. Collison is an Englishman by birth,
and was forty-five years of age. He was
ordained a minister of the Presbyterian
church in England, but after a short experi
ence in that sect he abandoned it for the
Reformed Episcopal. His conversion
created considerable excitement and
involved him in a long theological
discussion with some of the most eloquent
and thoughtful of the Episcopal ministry.
At its close he came to this country and
took up his residence In Alabama. There ln
wooed and won Susan Xix, whom
he had previously met during a
visit by her to England.

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