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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
1852— J. W. Selby— His Purchase*—
Held— As a Man— Mm. Selby— That Coffee
— l.nui« Uemnles — Defending Fort
ITtacnljr f-fal Kstate— Th« Old Story— A
Good Citizen— K.O. Sweeney— J. H. Schur.
nieier— That Gold Car— Property Early
Purchased— The Man Personally— D. A-
Miller— lsaac W. Milner— A. T. C. Pier
BT T. M. XEWSOJT.
i. W. BKLBY.
Mr. Selby was born in Ohio in 1812; was
for many years a resident of St. Louis and
Cincinnati, and in the latter city was a part
ner in a large commission house. Sickness
induced him to come to Minnesota, and he
settled in St Paul in 1849.
He purchased ten acres on St. Anthony
bill, running from College avenue back up
on to the bill, for $200, or ten dollars per
acre, and this be put under cul
tivation, raising potatoes and garden
vegetables. James K. Humphrey, Esq.,
loaned him the money to make this purchase
and before he had fully closed the trade, be
was offered $1,000 for his bargain, but be
erected a /mall house upon the ground and
kept the property until he sold all his land
below Summit avenue (reserving that above)
for a sum of money sufficient to enable him
to erect bis brick homestead, where the Kitt
son mansion now stands, well known to old
settlers. In 1850 he bought forty acres lying
back and west of bis original purchase, for
which he paid $50 per acre. This land was
then covered with trees and underbrush,
which be cleared and cultivated. The same
property is worth now $10,000 per acre, or
in the aggregate $800,000 At the time he
made bis first purchase there were only one
or two bouses above Seven corners, while
sow it has some of the handsomest dwellings
in the city.
He was a member of the Legislature in
1852, city assessor, member of the board of
county commissioners, and a leading elder
in the first Presbyterian church. .
-AS A MAN.
Mr. Selby was a man of medium size and
rather slender; bad sharp features
a clean cut noee, and reminded
one] of a New England Yankee.
He was very industrious, economical and
thrifty. He obtained quite a living from his
garden, and that with the sale of part of bis
land, made him at the time be died, com
fortably well off. He was a conscientious,
liberal minded, high-toned gentleman, and
was universally respected by the community.
He died of a tumor in the stomach, on the
11th of April, 1855, aged 43 years, and very
few men have left behind them a better rec
ord or a better name than that of J. W.
Mrs. Selby may very justly be classed
among the old settlers, and one who did her
chare, towards moulding public sentiment.
We remember her as a bright, jovial, pleas
ant woman, always cheerful and scattering
sunshine in her path. She toiled with her
husband to accumulate their property, and
after bis death visited Europe, and then mar
ried her old lover, now Senator Conger from
THAT COFFEE !
In early days the writer advocated the
principles of temperance strongly, and on
the incoming of the New Year he
suggested that the ladles present noth
ing to their gentleman friends stronger
than coffee, so Mrs. Selby, in the goodness
of her heart, sat a special table for our bene
fit, in which coffee was to be the leading fea
ture, but, unfortunately, we were prevented
from making our New Year call, and during
all these long years we have been regretting
the loss of that delicious coffee which was
intended as a compliment to our temperance
principles. The reader can appreciate this
point when be comes to know that intoxicat
ing liquors was the universal rule, not the
exception. She was in favor of every good
movement to benefit the public, and although
now a resident of another state, yet she
makes her yearly pilgrimages to this in order
to live over again her young married life.
Mr. Denudes was born in Canada in 1832;
married a sister of Vetal Guerin ; came to
St. Paul in 1852; was a clerk for Louis M.
Olivier for two years; was also a clerk and
ascnt for Louis Robert from 1860 to 1862; in
ISO 3 opened a grocery store corner Waha
sliaw and Seventh streets; was in business up
to 1874; wa? a candidate for treasurer of the
city; was candidate for register of deeds
twice; was elected alderman and school in
spector; was the first president of the Union
Franchise society; was first president
of St. Jouu the Baptist society;
held various offices in these
two orders; was also promoter of these socie
ties which formed the Parish of St. Louis
French; held the office of U. 8 Gauger six
yeare, and is now Deputy Collector of Cus
DEFENDING FORT RIDGELT.
Four days before the outbreak of the Sioux
Indians in ISG'2, Mr. Demules raised a com
pany of forty-five men, to enlist in the Fed
eral army, and while on his way to St. Paul
he heard of the outbreak, and bis men and
others organized into a strong body at St.
Peter, and marched to the defense of the
Fort.aud in making that defense three of bis
men were killed and three were wounded.
After the fort had been saved, all the raeu
enlisted in the Mounted Rangers to serve in
the State, and Demules returned to take
charge of Capt. Roberts' business, including
HIS REAL ESTATE — OLD STORY.
He purchased twenty-two acres in St. Paul,
in 1552, costing $I,3oo;— worth now $100,
--000; 100 feet on Seventh street, costing $2,
--500; worth now $30,000; ten acres near the
Manitoba Round house, for which he paid
$1,100; worth $55,000; a lot near the
Union Depot on Fourth street; cost
$900; worth $40,000; two lots on Xorris
street, cost $2,000; worth $8,000; ten acres
on Lambert's Island, near Vadnais lake, for
$250; worth $2,000, and lots of property in
other places, all of which has greatly ad
vanced in value, and among it were three
lots where the German Catholic church now
Steads, which cost him $900; worth $15,000:
sold them for $1,700, and $500 of the pur
chase money -went towards the education of
bis children, of whom he has had five, and
of these one son has been a member of the
A GOOD CITIZEN.
Mr. Demules has always been a stirring,
active citizen, never failing to advance the
interests of SU Paul. He is not tall, nor fat,
and yet possesses a physical organization J
which is capable of great eudurance. He
has a. high head, almost completely bald, re
sembling somewhat '-the top-knot" worn by
the late Horace Greelcy. He is only a rcm"- :
nant left of that gallant band of Frenchmen
who were the early pioneers of
our city, and to whose, memo
ries we turn with the kindest regard, for in
our Investigations of history we find that
they were a bold, brave, hardy, honest clas s
of men, v, ho committed no deeds of violence
of which history need be ashamed.
K. O. SWEENEY.
Born in Philadelphia in 1831; removed to i
Kentucky when a mere lad; then returned j
to the Quaker city; received au academical
education; father enlisted during the Max- 1
can war, and died in Mexico; when young
Sweeney entered a silk house at the age of |
seventeen years and remained in it until be '
was twenty-one years old: came to St. Paul j
in 1852; was a partner of W. S. Potts in the |
drug business: five years later he purchased j
the interests of Messrs. Delano, and has con- |
tinued in the business ever since. For years |
he has been a commissioner of the State
i. B. BCIICRJIEIEK.
Mr. Scburmeier was born in Germany in
1828, and in 1848 he and bis brother were
.engaged in making wagons in St Louis.
He csme to St. Paul in 1852, and started in
business in a Email way, which has now :
grown to large proportions. His shops on j
Rosabel street, near Seventh, are very exten- I
sive, bis machinery being driven by a fifty
horse steam engine, and be employs over
fifty men. The property he purchased when
be first came to St. Paul, has become very
valuable, and is increasing in value every
day. During all these long years, from 1853
up to 1884, Mr. Schurmeier has never fal
tered or stopped, and hi* continued careful
and prudent method of transacting business
has made him a rich man.
"THAT GOLD CAB!" i
During the excitement growing out of the
discovery of gold at Vermllllon Lake in
1804-5, the writer -organized a company to
go there and prospect for the precious metal,
and although eminent assaycrs and chemists i
in New York and Boston reported $30 add
$40 of gold to the ton of the rock found
there, yet the excitement died out and the
matt' was abandoned. Before starting
on our expedition, we ordered a large car,
twenty feet Ion?, to be. built, and which was
subsequently used as a dining room on the
journey, and as it was winter when we
started out, this car was put upon runners
and served admirably the object for
which it was intended. It was built by Mr.
Schurmeicr, and now that reliable news has
been received of the existence of large de
posits of gold recently found in that region,
Mr. S. can turn back to the pages of -Lory
and claim the honor of haying built the
first car that rolled on the shores of Lake
Vcnuiilion, although since then large bodies
of iron have induced capitalists to construct
tracks on which regular trains now pass to
the Lake, covering most of th« identical
ground over which "Newson's Gold Car"
passed nineteen years ago I Tempora inu
tanter! Times have changed, but we are
quite willing to abide the result.
PROPERTY EARLY PURCHASED.
In the year 1851 Mr. Schurmeier purchased
a lot on the corner of Seventh and Rosabel
streets, for which be paid $200; worth now
$28,000, and upon this lot be has erected a
three story brick building costing $15,000,
and for which he receives $300 per month in
rents; then, in 18S2, he bought the lot on
which the Minnesota house stands, in Rosa
bel street, next to the first or corner lot, for
which he paid $11,000; worth $15,000; about
twenty-five years ago be purchased 100 feet
on Rosabel street, where his carriage factory
now stands, and paid $1,400; worth now
$20,000; in 1572 be bought half of a lot on
the other corner of Rosabel and Seventh
streets, and paid $4,500; worth now $15,000;
owns hull a block on Rosabel and Broadway;
cost $8,000; worth $40,000; a lot near Union
depot, corner Rosabel and Third; cost in
1860, $1,200; worth $25,000; two lots on
Broadway and Ninth, cost In 1870 $1,000;
worth $12,000; another lot on Rosabel street,
where he lives; cost in 1805, $1,500; worth
$15,000; two lots on Jackson street, one of
which cost in 18t>0, $1,500, the other in 1563,
1,500; worth now $20,000; a lot on Third
street, in 1800, for $5,500; worth $35,000.
When Mr. Schurmeier bought bis property
on Rosabel street, it was covered with hazel
brush and trees, and was the sleeping place
of the Indians, and the little shop where was
built our "Gold Car" in 1805, has been re
modeled and is now stocked with a large as
sortment of goods.
THE MAN PIBSOXAJLLT.
Mr. Scburmeier is a quiet, unostentatious
man; very deliberate in his movememts,
yet far-feeing and sagacious iv material
interests. Whatever money he makes in bis
business, be puts Into real estate, and gets
about as much comfort out of life as almost*
any man we know.
D. A. MILLER.
Mr. Miller was born in Virginia in 1828,
and came to St. Paul in 1851, or thirty-three
years ago, when there was but a small cluster
of houses where now stands a city of 125,000
people. He was a carpenter by trade, and
worked at his profession three years. He
was on intimate terms with the Indian chief
Little Crow, and has seen many changes
since his residence here. A few years ago
he kept what was known as the Warren
house, or better known as "Moffet's Castle,"
which stood on the corner of Jackson and
Fourth streets, where the building of the
First National bank now stands. He was a
tall, slender man, somewhat moderate in his
speech and In his movements, yet a pleasant
ISAAC W. MILNEK.
All the old citizens who knew Mr. Best,
the stone contractor, will not forget bis part
ner, the subject of our sketch, who was born
in England in 1820; and who, after learning
his trade as a stone cutter, came to America
la 1545, and worked for a while on the Ver
mont Central and the New Albany and Salem
railways; came to St. Paul in 1552, and two
years after assisted iv the stone irk of the
St. Anthony bridge at the Falls; then he fol
lowed contracting with his partner, Mr. Best,
in this city until 1863, and then aided in the
construction of the custom house. He and
Mr. Best continued business up to 1574,
when, in consequeucc of ill health, Mr. Best
retired and soon after died. Mr.
M. was subsequently city inspector and
had the supervision of the stone
work of the new capitol. He was a
hard working, industrious, careful, honest
a., T. C. pieu?os.
Who is that man with long hair, and a
slouch bat, and a swaggerlnomotlon, and
who moves bis head rapidly from one side to
another, and thrusts bis bands deep into the
pockets of his pants! That is A. T. C. Pier
son, the great Mason, who has climbed the
Morgan ladder to the top round, and is look
ing about to see if he can't grapple with the
stars and steal into the other world and
establish a higher order of Masonry then*.
He is as young in feeling and in action as a
boy of sixteen, and yet he makes a splendid
picture of a grand old patriarch, as be really
is, just stepping upon the last step which
leads to three score and ten. His flowing
locks, his elastic step, hi« rapid movements,
his quick brain, bis boyish yet venerable
appearance, all make him a paradoxlsm — a
sort of contradiction, and vet as a whole
he is complete and individualized into
au exception to a general rule — In a word —
he is a character! There are very few, if any
men in the emmll ( he*tor posted on Masonry
than Pierson, as he has made it a life study
and has written several books on the sub
ject, and if Masonry is as grand and sublime
as its advocates claim it Is, Mr. Pierson
ought to be good enough to go to Heaven on
a sun-beam; if he. isn't, he's to blame, not
He was born in New Jersey in 1815, in the
old homestead which bad been in possession
of the faiaily for two hundred years. In 1819
he removed to Cincinnati; returned to New
Jersey In 1822; went to New York In 1827;
graduated from Barclay Street Medical Col
lege that year: came "to Minnesota in the
employ of the Indian department, in ISSO,
and In 1552 became a permanent resident of
St. Paul, He vat at one time with the Win-
Debago Indians, then with the Chip
pevaa anil next with the Sioux. He
became chief draughtsman in the Surveyor-
General's office some years ago, and
through various Republican admin
istrations has continued in this position up to
the present time. Mr. Pierson is a fine look
ing man and his portrait presents a striking
appearance." He is social in his nature, and
outwardly is all one needs to ask for, when
dealing "on the square."
was born in Wisconsin in 1843; came to St.
Paul in 1852, when he was nine years old,
and here he received his education; clerked
for bis father, who kept an old-fashioned
German inn, or hotel, on upper Seventh
street, up to the year ISOO, when, for seven
years, young Lun ken hi imer devoted his time
to the liquor and cigar trade, and for five
years ran a livery stable. Was a member of
the Legislature in 1875-6; was Major of the
First Regiment of National Guards; was a
member of the fire department eighteen
years, and foreman twelve. He then went
out of the livery business and engaged again
in the sale of liquor and cigars. He took a
patr in the Indian war of 1862, and was in
the battle of Birch Coolie. Married in 1870
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE STXPAY MORNING DECEMBER.I 4, 18347
to Miss Gertrude Smith, and has * family of
John Is a qnlet man and has considerable
influence witb his German neighbors. We
remember the old hotel — & perfect counter- i
part of many found in Europe — which for- j
merly stood on Upper Seventh street, near
Seven Corners, but the old man who kept it
has gone to rest; the linn has passed into
history; the old landmarks are nearly oblit
erated: the old ways and tbc oil times are j
giving place to new faces, new things, new
men ; and though we try to check the firing
hours, they still glide on, while —
The tomb builder, holds his fierce career.
Dark, etera, all pltUe»B. and pact not
Amid the mighty wrecks that strew taia path."
TUBUADd OF GOLD.
There is a tafias or the ancient sages—
No noble hare an thought.
However bnried in the dust of ages.
Can ever come to aaaghr.
. ,V, i — [J. G. S*xe.
P?*H TOCTn AXD ace.
Tooth is brave because it cannot foresee the
dangers of the future: old are is timid beranse
it could not cope with the aabnscaded dangers
of the times.— | Whitehall Times.
BOW TO TE*AT a GCTST.
Give no more to every ruett
Than bo's able to digest;
Give him i!wi;i of the prime.
And but Uttle at a time.
Noise bab eber been daceibin'. De ho»» fly
make* mo' fust dan de yeller jacket, bet be
don't hart ha f mo bad.— [Uncle Rumas,
TIIE CLOSING TEAK.
The mellow rear is hastening to its close —
The da-ky water* #h adder a* they ehlue.
The rusi-et leaves obstruct the straggHh? way
Of w.zi brooks, which no deep bauks .tine.
And the gaunt wood* in rascal scant array
Wrap their old limb* in aomOcr ivy vine.
• For every life there is a •amnvt. Happy are '
they who gain it, and »ad Use lot of tho-e who
faint and fall in the struggle. Short or long to
the top, it can only be Mia! by pre?i;tent climb- I
ing. There matt b« ambition to do or dare or
the prize will not be secured.
Without good company all (Unties
Lo*e their true relish, and, like painted grapes.
Are only seen, not tasted.
Many men who are the custodians of their own
henor make very pour watch-dog*.
*Tis more brave
To live than to die.
— [Owen Meredith.
What Is my opinion of malice? It is a fire
which destroys tie building where it starts,
without serious injury to the surrounding prop
erty. — | Merchant Traveler.
TUB FATUEB LOVES THEE.
There Is a rest remaining, Ilaxt thou sinned?
There is am riiice. Lift up thy head:
The lovely worid and the over-world alike
King with a song eierne, a happy rede:
"Thy Father love* thee."
— [Jean Ingelow.
CJi WRITTEN" LAW.
So far as men become good and wise and raise
above the elate of children, M far they become
emancipated fro'n the written law and invested
with the perfect freedom which consists in the
fullness and joyfulnesa of compliance w;:h the
higher and unwritten law: a law so universal, so
subtile, so glorious, that nothing but the heart
can keep it. — | Raskin.
For • very man of real learning
Is anxious to increase his lure.
And feels, in tact, a greater yearning.
The more he knows to know the more.
— |Tomas de Yriarte.
Post-Thanksgiving Note. — Now It the
time to purchase misfit poultry at low prices.
English-French.— I say, Effie, I'm
writing to Isidore Dabois bc'a gone back
to school, you know — and 1 want to a.-k him
if he's home-sick. What Is the French for
home-sickness!. Ob, call it mal de mere with
Jones was playing billiards. "I declare,"
he said, addressing Timmins, who was look
ing on, "Ihe more I play the worse I play."
♦•You've played a great deal, haven't you!"
asked Timmlns quietly. Jones treated.
Mrs. Brown wont you loin us this evening
dear! We are going to see Irving. He
plays -'The Bells,' you know." Mrs. Green.
—♦•Thanks, awfully 1 But I didn't know he
bad given up acting. Is be anything like
the Spaulding ringers!"
A sterling memory: Artful old Hodge—
"Know ye, sir! I sh'd think so! Lor, 'ow
you do favor your old father, sir! I can
most 'ear him now a-sayin 1 : "No honest
old laborer as ever work for me shall want a
ehillun' fur 'Dacca's long's I got e'er a
In the citadel Is shown a mall cannon
which was taken at Bunker's Hill. A party
of Americans were looking at the gun the
other day, while a sergeant recited its his
tory. "Yes," said a lady, "you've got the
cannon, but we've got the bill." As a patri
otic epigram this is worth a place in history.
An Urban a (O.) editor was selected recent
ly to make a presentation speech on the oc
casion of an eminent literary man being giv
en a silver cup. Much embarrassed when
the proper time airived be held out the ar- i
ticle and stammered: "There's the jug!"
to which the recipient, in an almost equal
state of trepidation, gasped: "Is that the
Time tried and true is Dr. Bigelow's Posl
live Cure, which combines the good qualities
of all the best cough remedies, without the
defects of any of them. It cures promptly
and permanently coughs, colds, croup,
whooping cough, influenza, bronchitis,
hoarseness, incipient consumption, and all
throat and lung diseases, healing the lungs.
Safe and pleasant for children. Price 50
cents and $1. Trial bottles free. P. J. Dreis,
Ninth and St. Peter streets.
ItI.AINK AND THE BLACK MEN.
A Barber Shop Tarn Apropos of Ills Re
cent Outburat About the Southern
A dozen or more years ago Mr. Blalne was
In the habit of going to the barber shop at
the Arlington hotel when his beard needed
trimming or bis hair required cutting. Upon
one occasion he and some other gentlemen j
present in the shop became engaged in a |
political discussion touching upon the status j
of the colored people and their relations to i
the Republican party. Mr. Blame frealy ex
pressed himself as not being in sympathy
with the advanced men of his party on the
subject and finally said: "Oh. these ne
groes are no good." The colored barbers in
ihe shop were all chagrined and dumb
founded that such a remark should have
come from so emiuent an apostle of the Re
publican party, and Campbell, the proprietor
of the 6hop, while making no outward dem
onstration, ever afterwards " invariably
avoided waiting upon Mr. Blame when be
came into the establishment.
The brush boy. an exceedingly bright and
observant youngster, also and very naturally
took Mr. Blame's uniust and unfounded re
mark to heart and has kept it fresh in his I
memory fmm that time to this, having now ;
developed into one of the most popular |
tonsorial artists of Washington. During the |
campaign recently closed be was an ardent I
sympathizer with the Democrats, finding it
impossible, be said, to take any interest in
the candidacy of a man who had wantonly
expressed such a disparaging opinion of his
A Remarkable Escape.
Mrs. Mary A. Dailey, of Tnnkhannock, Pa.,
was afflicted for fix years with Asthma and
Bronchit!s,dnring whice time the best physicians
could give no relief. Her life was derpaiied of,
until in last October she procured a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery, when immediate relief
was felt, and by continuing its uee for a short
time she wan completely cared, gaining in flesh
60 lbs. in a few months. '■ ■-
Free trial bottle* of this certain cure of all
Throat and Lung Disease* at Bethune A Lam by !
Drug Store. Large Bottle* $1.00.
Wheat fields throughout the Sbenandoah
valley are looking bare, the dry weather hav
ing prevented the berr* from sprouting.
O Winter: thoc art not that laggard Lear,
With stormy beard and eoactcnaace of wo,
Baring amain or dumbly c rone ing low.
In hoary desolation mocked with tear.'
To me thon art the white Queen of the fear,
A stately rinria ia her robe* of *now,
Wi:h laraJ l:;i--.« crowned, slid til a? low
With holjr charm* ax) gems celerliai clear
Nor d...- thoa eta i I barren m»je- —
Thou bast thy bower of -tiul>«ani» thrice refined;
Nor sonxiess — «vlin checrfal min*lrel«y
Ran; from the tmz.r.z bar; -string of the wind :
And ah: with »u-h sweet dreams — such visions
bright — ■
Of Cowers, and birds and Loves divine delight:
— (O. C. Accusrs in December Century.
TO HER Will* KNOWS.
Because your eres are Mac, your lips are red.
And the soft b •.-..- b col .ion your bead.
An.i your sweet smiiia; can make glad the day.
And on you r checks pSak ro«e* have their way.
Should I adore yon?
Sic** other maids hare shtasag, golden hair.
And other cheeks the Jnae** pink roys wear.
And otner eyes can set the v. alight.
And other lips can *m:> with youth's delight.
Why bow before you?
But :f the eyes are Mue for me alone, >,•'■■•
And if for me iL - ro«e ha* only blown.
And bat for me the lips their sweet smile wear.
Then shall yon mesh me :u yoar golden hair,
I wilt adort-
Ard as ray taint, bit vonl's one shin::. star
That llzht* :uy darkness from it« throne afar
As ■it* the Sommer moon the waiting sea.
With ail 1 am. and all I ftrire to be.
I'll bow before yon.
— Louise Chandler -'/•<•'".'.•<«, in ('jftrier-Jonrmal.
The Lord Tennyson biosraphy, by Henry
J. Jennings, does not show much know
ledge of the inner life of the poet, though it
Is an interesting and appreciative work. It
is, so far, the most complete sketch that has
yet been published of Tennyson's life and
work. The author has worked up the mater
ials that already exist in books and papers
with treat care, and used the Information be
bus obtained from the poet's family and
friends with good judgment and discretion.
Mrs. Thackeray-Ritchie appears to have sup
plied him wl:b the most notable "personal
notes." and she has furnished the closing
paragraph of the book, which gives us a very
pleasant family picture. ''Sometimes at
Aldworth," she says, "when the summer
days are at their brightest, and high Back
down top has been warmed and sunned, I
have seen a little procession coming along
the ice-walk, and proceeding by its green
boundary Into a garden, where the sun
shines its hottest upon a sheltered lawn, and
where standard rose trees burn their flowers.
The Laureate, in his broad bat, goes first,
drasglng hi garden chair in which Mrs.
Teunyaon lies: perhaps one son is pushing
from behind, while another follows with rugs
aud cushions for the rest of tbc party. If the
little grandsons and their yountr mother are
there, the family group is complete. One
day I remember when we all sat for an hour
round about the homely chair and its gentle
occupant. It seemed not unlike a realiza
tion of , some Italian picture that I bad some
where seen — the tranquil eyes, the peaceful
heights, the glorious summer day, some
sense of lasting calm of beauty beyond the
The New York Obsnvor publishes a sugges
tive letter from Professor Kellogg of Penn
sylvania to Professor Woodrow of South Car
olina, and remarks: The view which be
takes of evolution is neither new nor radi
cal. It has a firm footing amongtbe best
Biblical scholars in England and Scotland.
It is to be found in some of the latest and
best works on Genesis from both Presbyte
rian and Church of England divines. It is
entirely consistent with spiritual life, for it
recognizes man, the immortal nature, as di
rectly divine in origin, not an evolution
from lower animal instincts; sod it is en
tirely consistent with the Old Testament ac
count of creation, for It recognizes the fact
that the body was made out of lower forms —
the dust of the earth— and the spirit was
breathed into it by the Spirit of God. Of
course this hypothesis as stated by Dr. Kell
ogg Is but a hypothesis; but it serves as a
possible reconciliation of Scripture teaching
and scientific opinion, and it preserves for
the believer all in bis old faith that is funda
mental either to the integrity of Scripture or
the reality of spiritual life. If we can trust
the report in the "Herald and Presbyter,"
this view meets with less acceptance among
Presbyterians In this country than among
scholars abroad. It reports the Synod of
Nashville and Kentucky as strongly opposing
Dr. Woodrow's views, and similar action by
the Presbyteries of New Orleans and of At
lanta. The only denominational papers
which It quotes as supporting Dr. Woodrow
are the "Southern Presbyterian," "Atlantic
Presbyterian," and the "New York Evan
The "solid men" of Boston, as aforetime,
have a steady look ahead for the "main
chance" in business and in politics. Boston
capita] is Invested in the railroads, manufac
tories, and corporations of the continent By
conversations with business men since the
election I find that that the prevailing mood
and expectation i.« cheerful. Our merchants
and commercial association held a meeting
at the Board of Trade room*, and memorial
ized congress to pass the Bankrupt bill, re
duce the coinage of silver dollars, and take
favorable action toward reciprocity with Mexi
co and Canada. The force of the business
men and of the congressmen are behind this
movement. The same may be said qnite
generally of New England. It would seem
(bat on the ground of Intrinsic merit the
tbc south and west would respond readily.
Ret. Dr. Stork-*, of Brooklyn, preached
on Sunday, mcrtiing and evening, in the
Collegiate Cutch church, Fifth avenue and
Forty-cigth street, of which his son-in-law.
Rev, Dr. Coe, is pastor. The subject of this
morning discourse was "Now are we the sons
of God, and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be." Dr. Storrs spoke with great elo
quence and power, illustrating bis subject
from the richest stores of learning and
Imagination. In regard to theories of man's
origin, the preacher said that be could not
believe that the soul with its m&rvellova ca
pacities came from the lower animals. God
made it, and any other doctrine is debasing.
Tnn French J/jm'fritr " ,'.-'r.<^\ after re
marking th:.. the United States is the home
of eccen trictiy, says tint no church bells are
rung by band in New York, li The angelus
is sounded by steam: night and morning
tbc machine operates with the regularity of a
clock for live minutes." Another interest
ing piece of information from the same
trustworthy source is ' thai when money is
reded for a charity the comeliest and most
proper young ladies in a town ascend a plat
form, where the passers by may kiss them at
a dollar a bead. No one, however, must
take more than ten kisses for his dollar.
•'Even the busiest men of business snatch
time to perform this act of gallant charity."
The history of the venetablo psalm-tune
"Old Hundred" is the subject of a work re
cently written by an English clergyman. It
has been pretty satisfactorily ascertained
that it was composed in the sixteenth cen
tury, and certainly previous to 1546, by Will
iam Franc, a German.* In the course of
time its arrangement has undergone re
peated alterations; and it is said that as It
originally appeared, it was of a more lively
character than at present Many of these
alterations have been. tare ally preserved and
can be seen by reference to Moore's Ency
clopedia of Mui>io." The oldest copy of it
that has been preserved was published in
France, in Marot and Bess's Psalms, 1550.
■ GAS this extraordinary story be truef Frau
yon Berckefeld, a daughter of one of one of
the brothers of Brockhaus, the well-known
Leipzig publishing firm, and a niece of filch
ard Warner, the composer, is Urine in Chi
cago in straitened circumstances baring in
curred the en lt y of her family by her marri
age against their will. Her husband, Baron
Alexander ron Berckefeldt, once a staff of
ficer in the army of Hanover, afterward a
captain of grenadiers in the Prussian army
and military commander of the large sea
board city of Dantzig, when rheumatism
compelled him to retire from active service,
is now working at one dollar a day In a Chi
cago fertilizer factory.
In "Green's Short History of the English.
People," the following account is given of
the word 4 •Cabal.'' ''In the large and bal
anced council which was formed bi Charles
ii. after the Restoration all real power retted
with Clarendon, Southampton, Ormond,
Monk and the two secretaries; and on Clar
endon's fall these were succeeded by Clifford
Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley and Lander
dale. By a mere coincidence the initials of
the latter names formed the word "Cabal,"
which has ever since retained the sinister
meaning their unpopularity gave to it."
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that altitude, 10,200, ■as fatal to the ver
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thus mercifully spared the inflictions of both.
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HONORS TO M.ME. PATIT.
.1 Celebration of th- Twenty-Fifth Celebra
tion of ll*r Drhut,
New York World, Thursday.]
At the close of the last act of the opera of
Martha last evening, the curtain failed to
fall. The village maiden chorus girls and
the gallant country swains of the mule chor
us, who were gracefully posed for a brief final
tableau, looked at first surprised, then
amazed, and finally horrified. The vast au
dience kept its seat. Of course a good many
people were aware that there was to be an
after show, but there were not a few persons
present who didn't know what had happened
or was about to happen. Mmc Patti m
gracefully en barrassed. She wore the pret
ty costume alloted to Martha in the village
scenes, and she put her ungloved hands over
her eyes and smiled through the interstices
of her dainty fingers. This unexpected tab
leau continued for a moment or more and
then there was a noisy rattle of snare drums;
the back scene shifted, and the splendid
Seventh Regiment Band, led by Cappa,
marched out upon the stage, the villagers
making room by crowding to the wings on
either side of the stage.
This mo.c or less surprising affair was
gotten up to celebrate the twenty-fifth anni
versary of Adelina Paul's operatic debut in
New York. To tell the truth, it was too late,
Mme. Patti, having made her first appear
ance at the Academy of Music on the even
ing of Nor. 24, 1559. PatU'a debut was
made in the opera of "Lucia di Lammer
raoor," and it is somewhat surprising that
Col. Mapleson, with his excellent ideas con
cerning the general fitness of things, did not
select "Lucia" for last night's performance.
As the people in the theatre caught sight
of the Seventh's crack band, and as the sig
nificance of the occasion began to dawn upon
them, a storm of applause arese from all por
tions of the house. Cappa raised bis baton,
and the band played an inspiriting march.
The melody of this march is said to bare ori
ginated in the pretty and musical bead of
the great diva herself. She composed the
air a year or two ago at the time a benefit
(which never occurred) was proposed for
Sig. Barilh. It was only recently scored for
a full band; in fact it was scored expressly
for the event of last evening. At the con
clusion of the march Patti stepped gracefully
to the front of the stage and, with eyes di
rected to the blushing leader of the band,
"My dear friends, it is twenty-fire years
ago since I sang here for the first time. The
reception you have given me to-night is a
tribute I shall never for get. It overcomes
me. I am so overwhelmed I can say nothing
At these pretty declarations the audience
fairly shrieked with delight. Ladies stood up
in their seats and wared their handkerchiefs
and the army of young men shouted "Bra
vo!" Mme. Patti turned to Scalchl and
kissed her upon the cheek. She then shook
bands with Cappa, bowed sweetly to the mem
bers of the bank, kissed her hands sweetly
the audience and ran away to her dressing
room. In the meantime Police CapL Clincby
whose sympathies with the celebration of
Patti's artUt'c triumph were fullr enlisted,
was doing his best with a squad of officers to
expedite the clearing of Fourteenth street, in
order that room might be made for the for
mation of a triumphal procession, which was
to escort the great queen of song to her ho
tel. It was a Ion? time, however, despite
the efforts of the police, before the carriages
in waiting for the enormous and fashionable
audience bad all picked up their wealthy
loads and clattered away, and the hour was
close upon midnight when Mme. Patti, ac
companied by Sis. Nicoliui and her maid,
came out of the academy and entered a close
carriage drawn by four white horses. A pla
toon of mounted police cleared the way for
the carriage and fifty torch-besrers fell in
behind the police. The Seventh's band bead
ed the procession
Hurrying into the hotel. Mme. Patti re
paired at once to her apartments, which arc
on the ground floor fronting upon Fifth ave
nue. The band took its station under her
windows, and amid the shoutings of an im
mense multitude in the street, played 'a pot
pourri from -'Traviata," the "Fio'r di Priraa
vcra'' waltz — is said to have been
composed by Paul ten years «go — the sextet
from "Lucia" and the national air "Ameri
ca," which brought this somewhat remarkable
occasion to an end. Mme. Patti disap
pointed the hungry crowd in the street by
merely bowing her acknowledgements of the
serenade from the window. The multitude
had evidently expected that she would sit on
the window-sill and sing a verse or two of
"Way Down Upon the Sewanee River," but
for some reason she did not, and the crowd,
after repeated cheers, finally dispersed.
Following Patti's coach and four was a big
wagon from which on the line of march
from the Academy to the Windsor hotel,
there was a continuous shooting off of Rom
an candles. This wagon also contained iron
basins of powder, which, when ignited, made
the streets brilliant with many colored lights.
The route was up Broadway to Twenty-third
street: thence to Madison avenue, to Forty
second street; then to Fifth avenue, and ter
minated at the Windsor, in the vicinity of
which establishment cannons were fired with
a noise and a rapidity which quite unnerved
the great songstress.
Daring these preparations Col. Mapleson
was flying about the street in a white-checked
ulster which flapped madly in the bree re.and
in a state of mind wbich can more easily be
imagined than described. The gallant col
onel had expected to head the 'procession,
mounted on a properly-becoming saddle
horse He pranced upon the sidewalk and
frothed at the mouth, but his promised steed
failed to arrive and the procession started
without him. It is, perhaps, safe to venture
the assertion that this was the first time in
hi* eventful career that the gallant colonel
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EDGAR A. POE.
! Written for the Globe. 1
So bright, so gifted, dauntless and fearless.
He stood a peer among the peerless
With flashing eyes, ondimmed and tearless,
. In the morn of life.
A nation* ward and his country's pride ;
And foe that country would have died
As gallantly as Nelson. Wolf or Clyde,
A hero in the strife.
Bat a nobler mission his to wield
The pen, in room of sword or shield.
To thrill each heart in tented field
With magic story;
To ware defiance in his classic might
Like a hero burning for the Cght,
Soaring aloft wilh eagle's flight
In perennial glory.
Yet In generous mood from his lofty eyrie,
With triumph's laugh both load and cheery.
That ere long, grew so tad and weary,
He stooped to hear,
Xo grovelling strain that sprang frcm earth,
No celestial spirit had given it birth,
So redolent it was of sensual mirth
It appalled his ear.
Then quick »■» the flash of an enchanter's wand, ,
From the phantom «hip as it ncara»the strand.
Foal circle leaped sad with crimson hand
Beckons him on ;
Beckons him on with a promised wreath.
Woven by Bacchus with the Sneers of death. '
Beckons him on to the waters of Lethe —
The victory is won.
How vainly he »trn:r<;!ea now to repel
Those mystic* charms he knew full well
Hid caused hi* inmost soul to swell
With trembling fear.
But onwards rolls the treacherous wave
Still drifting to the tircn'g cave,
The wretches fate, the wanderer's grave
Aad friendless bier.
He listens again: each dulcet strain,
Is thundered back with wild refrain.
Thrilling with ec*tacy both heart and brain.
And seals hi* doom.
Too infirm to wre»t'e with demon's power
That availed him in that wretched hour,
lie grasped the thorn, bat eft the flower
To deck bis tomb.
— J. A. Gabrsr
Thomas Fcllek: A wounded conscience
is able to vn paradise paradise itself.
Philip Massexgeb: Conscience and
wealth are not always neighbors.
Rochefaccacld: Old age is a tyrant,
which forbids the pleasure of youth on pain
George Eliot: Animals are such agree
able friends — they ask no questions, they
pass no criticisms.
Thomson-: Oft when bliud mortals think
themselves secure, in height of bliss they
touch the brink of rain.
Ladt Blessix.;T(.s: A woman's head is
always influenced by her heart; but a man's
heart is always Influenced by his head.
Rev. Robert IIall: Afternoon congrega
tions may be divided into two classes; those
who are asleep, and those who are going to
Born: Haste turns usually upon a mat
ter of ten minutes too late, and may be
avoided by a habit like that of Lord Nelsou,
to which he ascribed his success in life of be
ing ten minutes too early.
Lord Macaulat: This i* the highest
miracle of genius, that things that are not
should be as though they were, that the im
aginations of one mind should become the
personal recollections of another.
Lord Bacon": Men of age object too
much, consult too long, adventure too little,
repent too soon, and seldom drive business
home to the full period, but content them
selves with a mediocrity of success.
George Eliot: Our thoughts are often
worse than we are, just a3 they are often bet
ter than we are. And God sees us as we are
altogether, not in separate feelings or ac
tions, as our fellow-men see as. We are al
ways doing each other injustice, and think
ing better or worse of each other than we
deserve, because we only see and hear sep
arate words and actions. We don't see each
An endownment of $30,000 has been raised
for the chair of theology In Hope College,
The Rev. Charles E. Taylor has been
chosen president of Wake Forest College,
The Rev. James Freeman Clarke emphati
cally denies the report that he la to retire
from the ministry.
Rev. E. B. England ha 9 commenced bis
labors as pastor elect of the Emmanuel Re
formed Episcopal Church, Newark, M. J.
The Czar of Russia still interferes with the
jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic bishops
over their clergy in spite of bis recent "un
derstanding" with the pope.
A statue commemorative of tbe landing of
tbe Pilgrim Fathers will be unveiled in Cen
tral Park, on tbe occasion of the anniversary
of that event, Dec. 22. The memorial will
be erected by the New England Society.
The Bishop of Llchfield, Dr. Maclagan, in
his speech at the recent sessional opening of
the King's College, London, classes for wom
en, spoke out clearly and distinctly as to the
right of every woman to avail herself of ev
ery chance of obtaining the highest education
A dispatch from Rome says : "After a
friendly interchange of views with Russia In
regard to the position of the Catholic clergy
in Poland, a note has been received from St.
Petersburg settling the pending questions,
and confirming the friendly relations be
tween Russia and the Vatican."
Rev. J. L. Potter, at Teheran, Persia, has
translated the first part of "Pilgrim's Prog
ress" into the Persian, and a lady In this
country has sent himfCoO to print it. Thus the
most useful and interesting of all uninspired
books sct3 out on a new career in a language
that never knew its beauty and its worth be
The pope has issued a decree, creating the
American College in Rome, until recently a
part of the Propaganda property, a clerical
college with an organization of its own, to be
ruled like the college of the Propaganda.
This relieves it of any danger of confiscation
or control by the Italian government as part '
of the Propaganda.
At the late meeting of the Presbytery of
Rio de Janeiro one hundred and ninety mem
bers were reported as received into the
churches during tt • past year and one church
organization formed at C&mpanha, in the
Province of Minas Geraes. One native, Se
nor J. Carvalho Bmsro, passed his examina- i
tion, and was licensed to preach the Gospel. I
The Christian C'nion says : "It is difficult
for one who lives in the joy and sunshine of f
a Christian faith to read the story of the in- j
ncr life of Thomas Carlyle without a sinking
of the heart and tears; and impossible to i
read the praises of a superficial eulogist, like ;
Fronde, or the sneers of some superficial j
newspaper critics, without indignation."
Bishop Isaac W. Wiley, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, who died in Fuh Chan,
was making an Episcopal tour of the Asiatic
mission of his church, in which be felt a
great interest* particularly in China, where
ha had served served as a missionary. He
was elected Bishop in 1572, at the age of 47.
An English lady recently bequeathed some
$12,000 for the Free Church (Presbyterian)
China Mission. That church has no mission
of its own in China, and some difficulty has
been experienced in deciding how to dispose
of the bequest It is expected that it will be
handed over to the English Presbyterian
Church "mission; but it would have saved a
good deal of perplexity if the donor had found
oat the facts herself before making her leg
Rev. Reuben Jeffery, D. D., writes from
Denver, November, 15: "I have resigned
my pastorate here, after four years of hard
and successful work. After December 1,
841 Tompkins avenue, Brooklyn, N. V., will
be "my headquarters. I want to add that thli
chnrcb has not been disturbed by the com
munlon question, and my administration has
been in accordance with Baptist usage. lam
oat of all controversy on the subjcct,an<! ray
sympathies are growing more and more con
M. Gricbard, the senior member of the
French Chamber, deputy of the Yonne and
husband of the only sister and heiress of the
late millionaire, M. Dabochet, died sudd<:nl»
on the 11th instant, at the Palais Bourbon*
He had just taken the chair in a committee
room, when he sunk back without uttering
a word or groan. The deceased deputy was
active in the promulgation of a deistical re
ligion. After his wife fell heiress to her
brother she made her daughter a birthday
present of forty millions of francs.
At Streator, 111., the church of a peculiar
people was recently dedicated. Among the
miners in that neighborhood are also a num
ber of Slovaklans, a member of the Hungar
ian family. They have been settled there for
a number of years, but never could have ser
vices in their own language, as there was ap
parently no preacher of their tongue in this
country. Some months a£o these people suc
ceeded in having a pastor of their own na
tionality, the Rev. Mr. Droppa, of Hungary,
to come over and supply their spiritual wants.
lie succeeded in organizing a congregation
and building a church and recently dedicated!
the new structure to its sacred purpose, prob
ably the first Protestant, Slovakian church on
the Western Continent. They, like the Pro
testants of Hungary, are adherents of the
Augsburg Confession, by which name, and
not as Luthernas, they are known in their
native country. H
ONE HUNDRED YKAKs AGO.
An Early .»ir England Wedding— Puritan
Blur llltmtt and -ih->riuinul Red.
Of the broad spirit and good cheer among
the best settlers of Stonlngton, Conn., we
may give a story from the lips that proudly
cherished the family tradition as descriptive
of a golden day in the town's history. A
marriage occurred in the family of Mr." Will
iam Gallup, who lived in the best of style, •
for hi* day, on his ample estate on the left
bank of the Mystic river, his mansion house
being on the present White Hall farm, the
tine mansion probably receiving the old
English name, White Hal!. His daughter
Temperance was married to the Rev. Will
iam Worthington, one of the first minister!
in the northern part of the township. As a
measure of affluence had sprung from the
virgin soil of the valley, and colonial life was
blooming into a degree of luxury and taste
befitting the inherited qualities of the Puri
tan planters, the wedding was made to com
port with the dignity of the large plantation
and the blood of the families to be united.
Mr. Gallup extended an invitation to the
settlers of the town to be present at the nup
tials. Arrangements broad and generous
were accordingly made. Field and fold,
stall and cellar, purse and pantry were wide*
ly opened. The day chosen was September
20, 1726, a golden autumn day in a prosper
ed year. The Invitation was honored.
By roads and bridle paths came saddlers
and pillious with gayest riders in old Eng
lish costume, as high civic and military ran'le
belonged to the family *hose great mansion
doors now stood' ajar." With the settlers and
their families came also the friendly remnant
of tbe Pequot Indians, then occupying re
served lands in the northern portion of the
town. Mr. Gallup found himself more pop
ular than he had supposed. The Pequot*
were bis friends and admirers, and had an
inherent relish for large and abundant
ftasts. The guests of rank filled the man
sion, and the glad ceremony was duly per
formed, to the joy of nil parties. But Mr.
Gallup was compelled to explain to his abo
riginal friends, and asked them to visit him
tae next day, when they should receive hii
attention and find full proof of hie hospitali
ty. As they wound their way back to tin ii
wigwams in open Indian file after their na
tive manner, the line extended from the
Gallup mansion well on to the head of tho
river, nearly a mile. On the following day
the IVquots returned, plumed and mantled
in their best, and closed tbe festive scenes
by sharing all that had been promised them.
None went away hungry or thirsty. Mr.
Gallup's father was the brave Capt. John
Gallup who led the friendly Mohegans in
King Phillip's war and fell at their head dur
incthe great swamp fight in South Kings
town, R. L, December 19, 1675. The family
of his daughter Temperance became conspic
uous in Connecticut history. One of her
grandsons became governor of the state.
— [Providence Journal.
Cot. Chideahrr'a Beta.
St. Louis Globe Democrat.!
Col. J. T. Chideslier, proprietor and oper
ator of a Stage line from Fort Worth to Fort
Yuma, in Arizona territory, was. a jolly kind
of a chap, whole souled, and full of vim and
fun. Coming up from Fort Worth to Dallas
he tola how he made a fortune by betting on
Gen. Zaeh Taylor's election to the Presidency.
Said he: "I bet everything that I had, mon
ey, house, and home, farm, pasture land,
stock, wagons, harness, clothes and every
thing you could think of. As long as 1 had
credit I bet it. Then one day I bet my bat,
coat, vest, pantaloons and shoes, and I was
five miles from home at that. But I was
6ure Taylor would be elected. I bet on his
election; on his election by different majori
ties; on his living to be elected, and had
side beta of all sorts and shapes. In those
days I used to drive round — this was in Mis
sissippi — with a band of music and a six
- pounder cannou,and I tell you we bad rous
ing times and stirring speeches. But my
man he got elected, as I knew he would, aud
I calculated when I figured it vp — for I had a
clerk to keep track of my bets — that I had
won $so,(> 00 in gold. I collected all of the
bets too. One man didn't like to give up a
mule he had bet — it was the only mule he
had and so I took bis mule and gave him
another and a better one, and to-day he
writes me every month and says what a good
fellow I am. And when I knew I had won
I kept open house for a week and invited
the whole country. I bad charcoal made by
the thousand bushels, and oxen cooked whole
in trenches, I don't know how long. I dec
orated every post, flagpole, chimney, light
ning rod, and tree top in that vicinity with
the American flag, and when the Haas gave
out I scut for more. We fired a salute of
thirty-three guns, one for each state then,
every morning before breakfast, and again
in the evening, and I guess I had over 700
people at my house for a whole week and
more, eating and drinking, and making
merry. And after I had deducted all my ex
penses I had about $60,000 left."
Sheriffs in Council.
A meeting of Ohio sheriffs was held at CoX
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have all executions take place in the peni
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ing toward equality in official fees. About
twenty.five county sheriffs met. The princi
pal topic discussed was that of having per
sons convicted of capital offenses executed
at the penitentiary. It was argued that it
would not only be better for the state in the
matter of expense, but that the moral effect
would be better. It was stated that in a ma
jority of cases it was found necessary to call
on the militia toprserve order. When John
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17,000 for military protection, enough, one
man said, to hang all the murderers in the
state. It was asserted that banging at the
State penitentiary would have a" good effect
on the criminals who are confined there,
while as now done a morbid curiosity is ex
cited to see a criminal hanged, and the worst
passions aroused. As is sometimes the case
a criminal is kept a year before being execu
ted, and a bond of sympathy is frequently
formed between the sheriff and the man he is
%o hang, the latter often being made a hero
of by weak-minded persons, who send him
bouquets and other tokens of regard. This
often makes it tbe more difficult for the
sheriff to perform his sworn duty.
The fee bill ques-ion was also discussed.
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