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Daily H (Slobe.
C*xttci»l I»»per of the City &-• County
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BY H. P. HALL.
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€T. PAUL, FRIDAY. OCT. 1, 18S0.
Hon.lgnatiusD onnelly
SPEAKS
TO-NIGHT !
AT
PFEIFEB'S HALL,
ON
Walastaw Si, let. Seventh & Eighth.
Washbubn must go.
Do not forget to attend the meeting this
evening at Pfeifer's hall, to be addressed by
Hon. Ignatius Donnelly.
As the next President will be a Demoorat,
and Congress will also be Democratic), it
necessarily follows that if Minnesota has her
interests protected she must send Democrats
to Congress. ____________^
"Weaver says he is working for principle.
If the account books of the Republican
committee could be exposed it would seem
that the principle he is working for has
some of the Greenback doctrine in it.
The Republicans are now demanding
that every man shall go to the front. The
demand is moro likely to bo complied with
than it was eighteen yeara ago, when a fore
most position implied risk of life or limb.
It must bo instructive for the Republi
cans to contemplate their candidate for the
Presidency on the defensive. The party
organs do not find time to praise his virtues;
they have all they can do to excuse his
faults.
Some Republicans assert that General
Hancock's pledge as to tbe allowance of
Southern claims is of no value, as the part}
will overrule him. Why did they clamor so
loudly for that pledge, thou, when they knew
it was worthless?
Thb Democrats do not expect tv carry
Ohio, but tho Republicans are evidently
afraid that they will. They have sent their
most noted orators into that State, and are
making a strong endeavor to make the State
secure. They may be as badly disappointed,
however, as they were in the case of Maine.
The Republicans give up the game. They
acknowledge that the Democrats will carry
Indima in October. This is a practical sur
render of the entire battle. Indiana is. the
first redoubt, and will no doubt be carried
by the Democrats. Landers has already
bottled Porter, and all that is necessary is to
snow the rest of the ticket under.
The chairman of the Republican national
oommittee is goading out circulars to the of
ficeholders, asserting that the oommittee is
badly cramped for money. The faot is sig
nificant. Heretofore the Republicans have
had no lack of funds. Now, with the cer
tainty of defeat staling them in the face,
they find that the moneyed men are desert
ing them.
The break in the Republican ranks is
healed. Oonkling partook of refreshments
under Garfield's roof. It is rumored, how
ever, that the-President-that wants to-be
urged his guest to be more discreet in his
remarks than he was at the New York meet
ing, and to give to the head of the ticket
more than eighty-four words out of twenty
thousand. _____________
The eminent chairman, Marshall Jewell,
has recovered his wind. He subsided for a
time after the election in Maine, but again
has his wind-bag inflated to its full capacity.
He claims all things for his party, including
the Yankee vote in Pennsylvania, as well as
the French settlements in Maine, as solid for
Garfield. It is only a squall from the North
east. Let her blow.
BUSINESS Man IN IHE CAMPAIGN.
The Globe has published notes of the
drift of popular sentiment in the Presiden
tial contest, but nothing more significant
than the intimation of a change of pro
gramme on the part of the Republican Na
tional committee. Heretofore it has been
tha policy of the party to harp upon the old
sectional issues., to assert that the South is
still rebellious and desires the overthrow of
the federal government. Such a campaign
would be easy. The speakers would not be
obliged to revamp their old addresses, but
could repeat them over and over again.
But the nomination of Hancock, one of the
bravest of the Union generals, as the Demo
cratic candlSate for the Presidency took the
wind out of their sails for a time. They
thought it would be possible to conduct the
campaign on that programme,
and Eat about an endeavor
to entrap the parly and tbe' candidate
into an admission that sectionalism would
be a part of the Democratic policy. They
plied the candidate with questions. To all
of them he replied with alacrity. He has
succeeded, with rare facility, in proving that
the party of which he is a representative, is
not a sectional p -sty. but one for the whole
Union. Hence the change.
It is noticeable that in recent addresses of
the Republicans champion there has been lit
tle reference to the bloody shirt. They have
devoted their energies in the main to an
endeavor to awaken the business men of the
country to the darker that lies in a change
of administration. They assert that the
country is now prosperous and all business J
interests flourishing, facts that nobody can
deny. But further they assert that
in the event of a Democratic success in No
vember a revolution will take place; that
our present prosperity will give plaoe to
paralysis.
This new dodge will profit as little as the
old. Business men are not of the olass that
oan be wheedled into the support of a cause
upon such flimsy pretenses as the Republi
can orators hold forth. They are men who
think for themselves. They are
men who are interested in maintaining the
oredit of the republic, for on that their own
prosperity in life hinges. They are men
who are enlisted in the endeavor to win a
tninpetenoy for themselves and their chil
dren. They have a better appreciation of
cause and effect than any politician oan have
and they have already pronounced in favor
of a change at Washington. The business
men of the country are sel
fish. It is the nature of
humanity to be so. The business men have
suffered under Republican domination.
They have been taxed past endurance. They
have endured maladministration of publio
office till endurance has ceased to be a virtue.
They are now ready and anxious for a
change, and they will do all in their power
to bring it about. They do not distrust
Gen. Hancock, nor do they distrust the par
ty that is behind him. They appreciate the
tact that the Democratic party is as much
interested in maintaining the national credit
as the Republican party oan be. They are
not to be frightened nor will they be bull
dozed into voting for the representative of
a party that has already wrought them great
injury, and will, if the opportunity offers,
work still more harm. The effort to arouse
the business men in Garfield's favor will
prove as miserable a failure as did the en
deavor to reawaken sectional hostility.
GRANT IN 1884.
Republican organs alloverjthe country are
delighted over the fact that Gen. Grant,
Senators Gonkling and Logan and several
other prominent individuals visited Mr.
Garfield at Mentor, the other day, and par
took of a cup of coffee under his roof. It
must have been, truly, a memorable occasion.
Gen. Grant was actively a candidate for the
empty honor that Garfield new —that
of being the candidate of a defunct party
for the Presidency. Gonkling and Logan
were his chief fuglemen at the Ghioago con
vention. They met at Mentor, they drank
together—only coffee was permitted—and
they parted within an hour.
This brief interview will be made much of
by the Republican press. It will be referred
to as the healing of the breach between the
oheif tains of the party. We will be compell
ed to read learned disquisitions on the bur
rial of the hatchet and all that sort of thing,
but not a word of the real import of the
meeting.
Gen. Grant's presidency of the meeting
at Warren, his speech, and that of Senator
Conkling signify to the initiated but one
thing. That one thing is what Conkling is
trying to bring about, the defeat of Garfield
in November and the nomination of Gen.
Grant to the presidency four years hence.
Gonkling is shrewd. He sees that Garfield
will inevitably be beaten. That defeat he
will turn to advantage. He oan prove by
incontestable evidence (hat in his opinion
Grant was the only man who could carry the
country. As Grant is not & candidate this
proposition will not be/hard to prove, and
Conkling can profit by it to his heart's con
tent.
It is significant that the only enthusiasm
awakened at the Warren meeting was by
Gen. Grant. His speech was the only one of
moment delivered, and his sentences made
the echoes resound with applause. Garfield
was nowhere. The mention of his name
called for no demonstration of particular ap
probation. All was arranged for a particu
lar purpose. The olaquers were coached, all
in the interest of Grant. The meeting was
not a Garfield meeting, for even the most
obtuse acknowledge that he has no chance
whatever of reaching the Presidential chair.
It was emphatically a Grant gathering, and
designed to bring him forward as a candi
date for the offioe in 1884. This was the
true meaning of the demonstration at War
ren. It was not in favor of Garfield, for
all the speakers are opposed to his success.
It was in favor of Grant, for all who par
ticipated in it are pronounced Grant men.
Nearly every offioer of prominence in the
army of the Potomac has declared for
Hancock. Gsn. Butterfield is the last to
give in his adhesion to the next President.
He has been a oonspisuous Republican ever
since the war, but now says that he must
vote and labor for Hancock, for he esteems
him to be one of the bravest soldiers of the
war as well as one of the most capable states
men and purest patriots that the times have
developed. Gen, Butterfield and Gen. Han
cook were both wounded at Gettysburg.
Ik the organization of an Italian Hancock
club at Chicago, a nephew of Garibaldi, the
Italian patriot, was one of the principal
speakers, and was elected vice president of
the club, which enrolled two hundred names
on the evening •of its organization. ' This
nationality has kept out of politics for many
years in Chicago, where they number several
thousand votes, but now they are thoroughly
aroused, and will poll a solid vote for Han
cock and English.
Death of Mrs. Judge KMder.
Hon. J. P. Kidder, of Yermillion, Dakota,
telegraphed yesterday to friends here that he
will arrive in Bt. Paul Saturday (to-morrow) at
11 a. M., bringing the remains of his wife, who
died Wednesday. Mrs. Eidder has been an in
valid for over fifteen years and for the last
year been unable to move herself and had
to be handled with the utmost possible cau
tion. Her disease, a lingering consumption,
has been borne by her with patience and forti
tude. Her funeral will be direct from the
train to Oakland cemetery where her son and
daughter are buried. The following gentlemen
of St. Paul will act aa pall bearers: Hon. E.
Rice, Col. A. DeGraff, Hon. W. Wilkin, Col.
Wm.Crooks,Hon.W. P.Murray and N. Myrick,
Esq. Judge Eidder has the warm sympathy
of many ftiends in the repeated afflictions
which have reduced his family since he first
came to St. Paul. .v •_
Lucky Numbers. . g
Louisville, Ey M Sept. 30.—Twenty-fourth
drawing of the Commonwealth Distribution
company was held to-day, at MacCauley's
theater, in the presence of a select audience.
Ticket 52,330 drew the capital prize of $30,000.
Ticket 88,619 second prize, $10,000. The third
prize $5,000, was drawn by ticket 85.118. The
following tickets drew $1,000 each:4,o3o, 4,800
1,000, 416,12,083 and 67,249. ,!; -•;
Ue Win. Ularite & Son's Helix Needles
Factory at Bedditch, England. Offioe 157 La
alls street, Ohi coat*.
Heed's Gilt Edge Tonic regu tes the bowel
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1880,
PUBLIC 'BUSINESS.
The Monthly Reports of Official's, Oily,
County and National.
State Treasuru—Ujjlcittl Statement.
Balance in treasury at the close of business
Sept. SO, 1880:
Revenue fnnd (overdrawn) $ 969 79
State institution fund 156,778 67
Interest 14,983 33
Sinking fnnd 552 10
Seed grain sinking fund, 1878... 688 23
Permanent school fund 280 45
General school fund 185,331 17
Permanent university fund 1,555 67
General university fund 24,214 (53
Internal improvement fnnd 4,349 51
Internal improvement land fund. 1,208 73
Inebriate asylum fund 76 41
School text book fund 1,591 31
Totala $391,613 20
Deduct revenue fund overdrawn.. 969 79
Actual amount in treasury $390,643 41
Deposited as follows:
In First National bank $120,955 26
In Sec' nd Nation' Ib nk IS, 788 28
In Merchants' National
bank 111,546 94
In German American
bank 54,477 20
In Dawson & Go's bank 84,277 42
Gash on hand 598 31
Total $390,633 41
The City Treasury.
The following is the financial statement of
F. A. Bentz, city treasurer, from January
1, 1880 to Ootober 1,1880:
Balance Jan. 1 % 76,017 46
Receipts 320,262 83
Total 396,280 29 1596.280 39
Disbursements 341.418 11
Balance 54,832 18 396,280 29
WHKBK DEPOSITED.
Eountze Bros., New
York $ 14,010 13
First National bank.... 6.796 49
Second National bank.. 5,774 67
Merchants Nai'n'l bank 5,777 80
Dawson A Go 5,780 11
German American bank 5,775 67
Farmers and Mechanic*'
bank 10,164 42
Savings bank 1,742 87
In vault 10 02$ 54,832 18
Treasurer board of education from July I,
18S0 to October 1, 1880:
Balance $23,590 73
Certificates of indebted
ness 13,500 00
City of St. Paul, pro
ceeds of sale of Bald
win school house 7,500 00
Renttaf same 350 OU
£. Rice, secretary tu
ition, etc. collected.. 51 00
Total $44,991 73
School warrants paid.. 26,398 44
Interest ooapons paid.. 3,442 5'J
Expense account 75 29,84169
Balance 15.150 04
WHEBE DEPOSITED.
Kountze Bros $ 347 71
Dawson ACo 14,802 33 $15,150 04
County Treasury.
Amount of funds in the hands of the county
treasurer at the close of business, Thursday,
September 30, 1880:
First National Bank $ 9,269.78
Second National Bank 7,338.19
Merchants National bank 8,917.38
German American bank 6,906.85
Farmers' and Mechanics' bank 4.144.24
The Havin s bank 2,691.32
Dawson & Co.'s bank 329.89
Cash in safe , 489.53
Total $40,087.18
Postofp.ee Business.
Below is the report of the business of the
postoffice for the month, compared with the
corresponding month of 1879. It will be seen
that a healthy increase is shown.
Business of the St. Paul postoffiee during
month of September, 1880, and a comparison
with the corresponding month of 1879.
1879. 18S0.
Received from the
sale of stamps,
etc $ 6.7C9 99 $ 8.61104
Received from the
sale of money or
ders 12,588 01 15,61184
Received from post
masters' money
order surplus
fund 79,737 00 85,209 00
Amount paid on
money orders 85,01199 40,317 43
Amount of money
order surplus
funds sent post
master, Chicago,
111 57,000 00 «0,400 00
Totals $191,136 99 $210,049 31
Internal Revenue Receipts.
The following were the receipts of Collector
Bicket's office for the month of September:
Beer 510,269 35
Cigars and tobacco 5,748 84
Special taxes i^gi 25
Miscellaneous 03 99
Total receipts $17,763 43
The receipts for the same month in 1879,
were $14,193 29, showing an increase of some
twenty per cent, over the corresponding month
of last year.
Customs Collections.
The following were the collections of the U.
S. customs office for the month of September:
Import dutien $2,547 29
Marine hospital collections ' 176 16
Bteamboat inspection 100 00
Miscellaneous 116 40
Total $2,939 85
Pension Business
Adjutant General Van Oleve reports pension
claims allowed during the month were as fol
lows:
Invalid, 6 $1,879.13
Widows, 1 218.40
Orphans, 1 2,210.67
Mothers' 2 8,207.47
Fathers' bounty 1 100.00
Total, 11 $9,715,67
Municipal Court.
Criminal fines collected $835.00
Civil fees 72.63
Total $907.63
Marriage Licenses.
Hymen's court did a very fair business dur
ing the past month, fifty-five marriage licenses
having been issued by the «lerk of the court,
being nearly double that of the month of Au
gust. The business of making American citi
zens through the medium of the courts was not
so brisk. Only seven first naturalization pa
pers, and one full paper were issued. This
latter branch of industry will be considerably
increased during the present month.
Bobn is Eighteen Hundred.—l, Georce
Sohoerger, was born in 1800, in the duke
dom of Baden, Germany, have been in
America for twenty-six years, and for twenty
years have suffered with Salt Rheum. I
consulted many physicians, subjected my
self to their treatment and spent a great
deal of money. Medicines were used whioh
subdued the trouble for a short time; but it
would re-appear, and my limb? grew worse
than ever. All kinds of liniments had been
used without success, when, one day, the
medicine dealer, Mr. Jacob Bolg, came to
my house and called my attention to the
wonderful results whioh had been obtained
in so many cases by the use of St. Jacobs
Oil. I did not have much faith in the arti
cle, but thinking the snin of fifty cents
would not ruin me, I bought a bottle, rub
bed my legg twice a day with the remedy,
and the resnlt was wonderful; for with the
first application I was greatly relieved, and,
after using only one bottle of St. Jacobs
Oil my legs are to-day as clear and clean as
those of a youth of eighteen years. I there
fore advise all who suffer with Salt Rheum
to try St. Jacobs Oil, because they will have
the same experience and benefit. My ad
dress is Republic. Ohio.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
— ,
Summary of Its Proceedings at Its Regu
;: lar Meeting Last Evening.
The board of education held its regular meet
ing last; evening, with barely a quorum pres
ent.
Superintendent Wright was elected as tem
porary secretary in the absence of the secre.
tary.
The committee on schools made the follow
ing report, which was adopted: •- - • - Cj
The committee on schools recommend the
appointment of Miss Caroline W. Small to the
third grade in Madison school.
Miss Mary Cummiugs, sub-principal for : the
River school at a salary of $50 per month.
Miss Evilina Dunbar, to third grade in Hum
bold school.
Miss Ella Brown, to first grade in River
school. - ■ • •
The report of Superintendent Wright shown
the total enrollment for the month to be 8,603
an increase of 805 pupils upon that of Septem
ber, 1879. The enrollment of the {.several
schools for the month was as follows: ~
High Sohool 200 Franklin 318
Jefferson 600 Washington 283
Madison 572 Adams 260
Humboldt . 891 McLean 176
Lincoln 848 Bice 150
Neill 305
Total 3,603
The superintendent again called attention
to the crowded condition of the schools, to
summarize which he says: "We have in the
first month of the school year, our school Bit
tings, except -in the Seventh and Eighth
grades all occupied, and about thirty ' pupils
awaiting admission, with half time schools in
three buildings." He suggested consolidating
the small schools of the eighth grade and thus
gain much needed school room in several of
the buildings.
The superintendent also reported that the
new Monroe school would be ready for the ac
commodation of pupils on Mondayjnext, for the
first, second and third grades, residing in a
district bounded by Pleasant avenue, Douglass
street, Mcßoal street, the Mississippi river and
the city limits. The report was adopted, and
the suggestions referred to the committee on
schools.
The question of insurance upon the school
building was referred to the committe on prop
erty with power to act.
The board voted to meet at the Monroe
bchool building on Monday morning for the
purpose or dedicating it.
On motion John Summers was invited to
accompany the committee on property and
the board of education to examine the Monroe
ochcol building on Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock.
The matter of establishing fire alarms in the
different school buildings was referred to the
committee on schools with directions . to re
port to the next meeting of the board.
Two hundred reports of the committee on
finance were ordered printed for the use of the
board.
Inspector Otis offered the following resolu
tion which was adopted:
Eesolved, That the treasurer of the board of
education is hereby instructed to negotiate a
loan of $7,000, bearing interest not to exceed
seven per cent per annum, for which the proper
officers are hereby authorized and instructed to
issue a certificate of indebted ness for the pur
pose of redeeming certificate No. 5, for the
same amount, maturing on tho 6th proximo,
and due to^the Merchants' National Bank of St.
Paul.
A resolution was passed requiring all janitors
of school buildings where there are furnaces to
be present during school hours.
The question then came up on a motion of
Inspector Donnelly to increase the salary of all
janitors in six-room schools to .$35 per month.
This gave rise to quite a lengthy debate, and a
motion to refer it to the committee on property
was lost by a tie vote.
The pay rolls of the teachers of the different
schools for the month of September were al
lowed.
A number of bills were allowed.
The new school in the Third precinct of the
Fourth ward was by resolution named the Jack
son school.
The board adjourned until 12 o'clock m. to
day, to pass upon estimates of Dowling and
Ely, contractors of the Fourth ward school
house, and Wilson and Bomer contractors for
building the Riverside school house.
FAT AT, EXPLOBIOX.
The Engine la the St. I'aul Mill Explodes
and Kills the Engineer.
Residents in the vicinity of Hamm's brew
ery were startled at 6 o'clock yesterday morn
ing by a tremendous explosion, which, - upon
investigation, proved to be tho explosion of
the boiler in jSchaber & Paesavant's flouring
and feed mill, situated on Phalen creek, near
the Stillwatcr road, and known as the St. Paul
mills. At that early hour but few persons
were abroad, and it was Rome time before the
fall extent of the disaster was known. It took
bnt a short time, however, to learn that the
boiler located in the engine house adjoining
the mill had exploded, completely destroying
the engine house, scattering its fragments over
a wide extent of territory, and burying the en
gineer a shapeless mass beneath the ruins.
Word was at once sent to Coroner Davenport,
and at 11 o'clock he empanelled a jury of in
inquest, composed of J.G. Killman,F. Knauft,
J. Kenny, L. Bircre, Emannel
Good and J. J. Lawrence. The mangled body
had been rescued from the ruins and placed in
a plain box in the office of the mill, where the
inquest was held. The body was that of Jacob
Rapp, the night engineer of the mill, and the
facts disclosed by the evidence adduced were
that the deceased had been on duty as usual
during the night and was just about to be re
lieved from his watch when the explosion took
place. An examination of the remnants of the
boiler showed that the explosion was caused by
a want of water in the boiler, portions of it
showing tLat the iron had been red hot, and
was burned through. Several of the jury were
experienced boiler men either as manufactur
ers or dealers, and their own knowledge satis
fied them that the iron was of an inferior qual
ity. The following is the substance of the tes
timony taken at the inquest:
Peter Bapp, a brother of the deceased and a
teamster at the mill, testified that his brother,
was from Rochester, N. V., and was twenty-'
four years of age; his trade was that of wagon
maker, but -for several years past he had
been engaged in engineering and had helped
put up the engine and boiler which exploded
deceased was not a licensed engineer but had
had experience in running an engine.
J. J. Lawrence was the day engineer at the
mill and was relieved by Rapp on Wednnday
evening at 7 o'clock. At the time he went off
duty the engine and boiler was all right. He
had run an engine for the past ten years, and
was a machinist by trade. Both engine and
boiler were new, having been in use only
about two months. The boiler was made by
Hurlbut & Page, of Painsville, Ohio, and the
agent of the firm stated tbat it had been sub
jected to a test of 150 pounds. The safety
valve was set at 100 pounds, and they usually
carried from sixty to eighty pounds of steam.
He had known Bapp only about eight days.
He knew nothing ab.iut his capability as an
engineer, but he seemed to know how to handle
the engine. lie was on the way to the mill to
relieve Bapp when the explosion took place.
The engine had been running continuously
since Monday morning. In his opinion the
explosion was caused by low water in the
boiler.
Charles Pa^ravant, one of the proprietors of
the mill, testified tbat Rapp bad baen in his em
employ ftbout two weeks; did not know
whether Bopp was a licensed engineer or not;
considered him competent. He had a guaran
tee for the boiler from the manufacturers for
the year. Mr. Passavant coincided^with Mr.
Lawrence that the explosion was caused by
low water in the boiler.
Gottleib Houseker and Fred Loreman, the
two millers, were in the mill at the time of the
explosion, and they testified to nothing addi
tional.
At the conclusion of the testimony, the jury
found that "deceased came to his death from
injuries caused by the explosion of the boiler
at Schaber's mill, at which he was engineer,
and said explosion was due to want of water
in the boiler."
The remains were taken in charge by Messrs.
Guthunz & Bockstr oh, undertakers at No. 155
East Seventh street, where they were prepared
for burial.
Deceased was a single man, 24 years old,
and with the exception of the brother referred
to above, all his relatives live in Rochester,
N. Y. i ■ -■■ ■ '
It is to the ' interest of any person . wishing
to purchase a Piano or Organ to consult Messrs.
Pelton, Pomeroy & Cross, Nob. 150 and 152
State street, Chicago, who are wholesale agents
for Chickering, Hczelton, Decker & Son, Ernest
Gaoler and a variety of other makes of pianos,
and the Wilcox & White and Taylor & Farley
organs. Send for catalogue and prices,
TEMPERANCE WORK.
Forcible and Kntertulning Address Deliv
ered at the Jackson Street M. K. Church
Last Eveuiug.
At the meeting of the Womeuß' Christian
Temperance Union, last night, Mrs. Mary A.
Woodbridge, of Ohio, was the orator of the oc
casion, and delivered the following eloquent
address:
When Edward VI at his coronation received
three swords indicative of his soverignty over
three kingdoms, he looked upon them, and
called for the Bible, saying, "These cannot be
well wielded without the sword of the spirit."
He had learned the secret of prosperity and
greatness, for the principle is universal, and
forever true, and sin is a reproach to any peo
ple."
Had Edward's reign been a fulfillment of
Buch prophetic action, it would have been an
era in history, more noticeable for morality
than any we find recorded. Had this principle,
recognized by the founders of our government,
been the motive power during its existence, we
should not ba gathered to-night in considera
tion of a great national sin.
Restrictive, puritive forces must be in ratio
with the growth and general progress of a na
tion, or disasters will ensue. Our forefathers
fled from religious oppression, and found in
this land a home, where "they might worship
God according to the dictates of their own con
science," but with them came the evil we de
plore, aud which we seek to overthrow. Good
souls, seeking God, reaching out after individ
ual purity, they failed to reoognize the various
forma of evil that gained foothold in their
midst, and unwittingly aided in weaving the
first threads of that fall, which to-day covers
the entire nation. In a diary written
by one of their number, we find
these words: "Among our most
deplored deprivations is that of our beer," and
later, "our annual love token to our revered
pasior, Mr. Robinson, is a barrel of wine, and
plenty of beer." Thus planted, the evil has grown
with the years, and strengthened with the cen
turies, until, as the Israelites of old, to whom
Jehovah spoke through His prophet, "We err
because of wine, we are out of the way be
cause of strong drink;" and as they "have
thought to make a covenant with death, and
an agreement With hell, saying, when tho over
sowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not
come unto us, for we have made Him our ref
uge, and beneath falsehood have we hid our
selves." God's inevitable law of cause and ef
fect, has spoken to this people iv tones as clear
as the words to the tribe of Ephraim, "Your
covenant with death shall be dis-annulled, and
your agreement with hell shall not stand. When
the overflowing scourge shall pass throngh.then
ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time
that it goetli forth it shall take you; for morn
ing by morning it shall pass over; by day and
by night, and it shall be a vexation only to
hear the report."
The overflowing scourge is upon us; we are
trodden down by it, and an antidote must be
sought, and found, and administered, or we
shall be lost. This sin hath often had lesser
estimate. To some it has seemed of small
moment, for it has laid its hand upon so many
through appetite, so many more in political and
commercial circles, through mistaken self-in
terest, and on still larger numbers, through
their association with, or relation to them, that
the national heart seems to have grown cold,
and conscience, the great moral nerve of our
being, to be paralyzed; but the time has come,
when if saved, we must heed the entreaty of
the prophet, "Be ye not mockers, lest your
hands be made strong, for I have heard from
the Lord God of hosts, a consumption deter
mined, even upon the whole earth."
Women in their seemingly helpless agony,
too deep for tears, have looked upon this sin
with clear vision, and with hewing quickened
by pain, have listened to the warnings, and
condemnations of the Almighty, the while cry
ing unto God, for fathers, and husbands, and
brothers, and suns, who were in the (maelstrom
of death, if so be He would extrioate them?
The Lord heard and answered, and in 1874
came to the women of Ohio, with baptismal
blessings. A cry was heard at Hillsboro, as of
one in great, agony, finding expression only in
the words of inspiration, as spoken by the
Psalmist in his 146 th song; but as Mary, who
in loving attitude listened to her Lord, yet sat
still in ths house, until called, when He after
wards came, so did they, and he spoke to the
women of Washington. C. H., who ansered
"Rabboni," and in obedience to his command
went forth to the battle, retreating not there
from until there was victory over the foe in all
their midst. To them the eyes of the people
were turned. For them the hosts the Lord
were in constant pleading, little dreaming they
were the John foretelling the coming of the
Holy One of Israel to us all: but from thsnee
were heard His stately steppings, and as He
drew near, and spoke name after name
of women who had long prayed His coming,
they stood still as dumb, and scarcely daring
to lift the eye, only breathed a prayer for help,
when to them sweetly, softly came the grace
and strength to say, "Thy will O Lord, not
mine be done." Women who before that time
had neyer haard their voice in public audience,
who in their own honse, and in quiet avenues
of life had served the Master well, realized
for the first time, the power of an in-dwelling
Christ, and were able to join with Bryant
in his extatic song, "We have had our turn,
have been lifted from the darkness of the clod
and for one glorious moment have seen the
brightness of the skirts of God." Their path
etic human tones will never vanish from the
songs of the redeemed. The agony of redemp
tion, the rapture of reconciliation then learned
can never be forgotten. This spread through
out the west as a wild prairie fire, and voices
erst untuned to heaven's harmonies, soon
chanted the B:ime raphsody, and from that
hour, women have been permitted to go forth,
proclaiming the glad news of eospel temper
ance, and iv the form of the Holy Ghost re
producing the image of the son of God in dy
ing souls until in the length and breadth of
the land, there are hornet once dark and imbrut
ed, where now is found a sanctity as pure and
aH fragrant aa that within our own; and it is
not purchased perfume; there are countless
fields that God has blessed. Under such in
spiration and through continued clinging to the
cross, that brings the feeling, which inspires
faith and necessitates action, and recognizing
the fact that while they were saving the cross,
then the hundreds were being gathered into
the gate? of death and there, not alone from
the men and women of the land, but from the
ranks of the children and youth, women reach
ed out to their saving, and when the glad tid
ings of the first Chataqua
gathering fell upon their ears
that, by training, they might be given increas
ed power to win the little oneß for Christ, they
flew to the fitting. As the shepherd knows
his sheep, they know each other, "and ior them
was double blessing in reserve. A crusade
prayer meeting was called, and the great taber
nacle on the hill was filled to overflowing, not
alone with men and women, but with the glory
of the Lord, as the temple of old. After fre
quent prayer and consultation, a committee
was appointed to issue a call to the women of
the nation—of which Mrs. Jennie F. Milling,
of Chicago, was made chairman, and your
loved Mrs. Emily Huntingdon Miller, secreta
ry. En route to their homes, in council with
each other and God, that call was prepared,
that all those who had entered into this full
ness of blessing, might meet for one grand
council of joy ere the year should close, and
arrange for future labor. The response was a
gathering at Cleveland of the conscrated wo
manhood, the consecrated motherhood of the
land, yearning for its children, and to a good
degree, in this direction were the efforts of the
Woman's Mutual Christian Temperance Union,
then formed, the child of Ohio, who hath hon
ored her parent, and whose crusade mother
rejoices in her offspring, and would have
thought it highest honor to have given her
birth, had not God in bis loving kindness
crowned even this blessing,by calling from her
band a woman for the nation, who, born of
God, and baptized with crusade tire, entered
fiery temptation, where his Satanic majesty
has reigned almost supreme, but who by nn
singed garments, and unsullied purity, pro
claims that she has tested, and
proven, that Gjd in faithful,
who will not suffer you to be tempted above
that you are able to bear, but will with tho
temptation make a way of escape, that ye may
be_ able to bear it." This anniversary day we
brine onr tribute of thanksgiving and honor
to this woman of positive conviction; of moral
power; onr crusade sister, Mrs. Lucy B. Hayes,
a model for the world. Bnt, the evil still went
on. The liquor dealer still crouched beneath
the aegis of legal sanction; still wrapped about
himself the cloak ot civil rites, and alternating
between the roles of injured innocence, and
threatening vengeance, entered the lists sup
ported by the popular passion, and quickened
by the suggestions of Satan exercised all his
power to maintain his sway over the people.
The foundation of our institution, the Wom
an's National Christian Temperance Union,had
' been laid in faith, and aa prayer constantly
ascended for direotion, one stono after another
waa given na for oar structure, which were laid
in the fear of God, and in the hope of the
Christ, each labelled with letters of gold, on
polished surface. Juvenile work, bible read
ings, evangelistic meetings, temperance litera
ture, young ladies' unions, work in prisons and
jails, discountenancing the use of fermented
wine at the table of our Lord, introduction of
systematic study and text books in colleges,
seminaries, Sabbath and week day schools,
work among Bailor*, Indians, colored
people and Chinese, friendly inns, restaurants,
reading rooms, and many others, until twenty
six standing; committees direct in as many
channels of labor, the women of twenty-s6ven
States and Territories. Among the stones
given was temperance legislation, and as no
woman could give her own, or her neighbor's
son to the death fiend, it was labelled prohibi
tion of the liquor traffic, and could we give it
other name? Forcibly to our minds came the
fact that in a republic, national responsibility
cinnot be seperate from individual action, and
while we might not bring our power to bear
in legislative halls, or at the ballot box, from
whence the edict of extermination will surely
yet go forth.inour wide realm of influence there
must rest upon us responsibility to God and
man. We looked upon the golden grain sway
ed by each zephyr, full of life and [strength
for man, and realized that from that Bwaying
paem upon God's forethought for his children,
came that which destroy ?d *hczn. Not of God
however; not until map aid his hand upon the
golden life giving grain did aicrhol appear.
We caw the luscious g/apo in royal purple,
nestling on its throne of t>rcen, containing the
wine of God, battled, sealed and branded by
the sunshine, naught but life within its bean
tions globe, but lo! man plucked it from its
nestling place, and crnshing the royal bulb,
took the product all of God, and placing it
where the atmosphere might hold
high carnival, fermented the juice, until the
purity once sealed within was gone, and alco
hol, Satan's prime minister, held sway. And
why all this? To satisfy appetite; not aloue
for drink—of ambition, of pride, for gain, for
honor, for position. God condemns the pro
duct, and he that drinketn it, and he that sell
eth it, and he that gaineth thereby, and upon
them all alike pronounces woe. "Woe unto
them that are mighty to drink wine; and men
of strength that mingle strong drink; which
justify the wicked for reward, and
take away the righteousness of the
righteous from him. Wherefore, as the fire de
voureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth
the chaff, so shall their root be as rottenness,
and their blossom Bhall go up as dust." Yea,
our Lord would that we look not upon the
temptation. "Look not then upon the wine
when it is red, when it giveth its color in the
cup, when it moveth itself aright; at the last
it biteth like a serpent and stingoth like an ad
der." And from a million graves on the hillside
and in the valley we have heard the agonizing
cry, "Thy word, O, Lord, is sure, the serpent
haa bitten, the adder has stung, and we are
shut out from thy face foiever." And from the
homes from whence these victims have been
carried another cry has ascended, for mercy on
other women's sons, on other dying souls, and
for victory over the foe.
We have read the record of ctime and of death
and over against it all has been written, al
ci.hol! We have entered the homes of the poor
and ignorant, and the foul odor has mcc us on
the threshold. We have looked upon boys just
entering manhood; boys around whom the
arms of mothers have been folded to the last
hour of home life, boys who have been brought
to the morning and evening altar; boys who
have gone out with warm baptismal blessing,
in an unwary hour overcome by temptation,
and borne down by chagrin and mortification,
from thenceforth seeking forgetf ulnesa in con
tinued debauch, and gone down, down, down
to death! Or others gifted with kinglier will,
indulging in the moderate use of intoxicants,
have taken from our homes the best and
brightest of our jewels, but when surrounded
by the cares and responsibilities of life, which
inevitably come, found their will had lost its
kingliness, and moderation was a thing of the
past, and misery and want were household
companions; and the wives, who had plighted
for weal or for woe, were either pitiable vic
tims of the same passion, or sitting broken
hearted in bitter despair, and we could but
believe that alcohol, such a desolator of home,
was the malignant foe of all mankind, and
should be exterminated. We took a more ex
pansive yiew, and looking out upon society at
large, found communist and nihilist banding
together in secret conclave, plotting
the asnassinatioa of rulers, and the
overthrow of government. The labor
ing classes forming themselves into
Unions against capitalists, as if they were their
natural enemies, and the employers combining
in self defence against employees, as if their
interests were antagonistic. We entered courts
of so-called justice, and looked upon prisoner
in the box, and witness on the stand; heard
the excited or Btupid pleading; looked upon
jurors Bleeping in their seats, and listened to
the sentence of death pronounced in incoher
ent tones by the judge, and learned all alike
were in the bonds of this sin. We have listened
to legislative disiasaions on mauy political
questions, tariff, and finance, labor, and wages,
class dissension, and internal strife, but
scarcely a reference to the liquor traffio. We
bave read many able articles on these topics
from able writers. Of late the reading public
has been presented three collations of such
from scholars, and statesmen on both sides
of the Atlantic, but not one discusses the most
important of all moral questions. What is
all this bat discussing the pivotal questions of
Immunity, and omitting the pivot upon which
all turn?
The bitter agitations of the past few years
from Maine to California, aud throughout all
Europe have revealed the fact Mat these ques
tions cannot be settled by trades unions, or
plotty oommunista, by labor bureaus, or
Congressional committees, by votes of senates.
or fiats of kings, while at all times, and in all
places, and plans, the question of the liquor
traffio is ignored. Even some ministers
searching the word of God for the feeding of
the people fail to find, or to present those pas
sages which clearly show why the seed taketh
so little root, and why the word of the Lord is
not glorified. All this and much
more has been considered by
a faithful few in the time past, but is now as
familiar to vi all as household wjrds and has
led us to the conclusion that as God indissolln
bly united moral and civil law upon Sinai,
what God hath joined together man must not
attempt to put asunder, and while we do not
for a moment lessen our hold on the
gospel, or the Christ of our redemption, while
in every channel of Christian work there is
continually increasing activity, we believe up
on our statute books, as upon the statute book
of God, must appear a law prohibiting the
liquor traffic, that the gospel may be preached
to the poor and the Redeemer brought to all
people; that the reign of Satan may be over
thrown, and Christ's kingdom jbe established
forever.
It is said that Sabbath after Sabbath 75.000
people frequent tho beer gardens of the city of
St. Louis, their hands reeking in whisky or
beer, Celtic or Teuton as the case may be, and
plot against the government which has opened
wide its arms to receive thorn. Should not the
law pat an end to such action ?
The legion hordes of Cincinnati have defied
God and man until the institution of the Sab
bath is scarcely recognized. One has called
that city the London of America. Ought not
the law to interfere and avert the fearful judg
ment which God has pronounced upon such, as
"build a town with blood and establish a city
by iniquity?"
Less than two years ago communists in
small numbers marched through the streets of
Chicago. Though an under current of terror
possessed the hearts of the people no legal
action was taken, but when in flaming placard
they proclaimed their intent to march at will
on the Sabbath day and rallied their cohorts to
the grand parade, the people demanded that it
be stopped. An ordinance was issued; police,
firemen and other city officials were armed; the
militia was called into requisition; a gatling
gun was procured that would sweep great
swathes of death as Sitera's chariot swords,
and in obedience co the edict,these with armed
volunteers marched through the streets of that
city on the Friday previous to the intended
rally, and what was the result? When the
Sabbath day came, a few discontented souls
hied them away to the beer gardens, but lees
in numbers than was their wont. To them
was made manifest the power of the law. It
is law that liquor manufactures and dealers
fear, and their fears mast become practical
knowledge, if we are saved. We mast believe
that an enforced prohibitory law is a necessity
for the salvation of this nation. Closely press
ing upon this conclusion of necessity came the
question, how shall it be attained? Dr. Cros
by has said, "There is no danger more alarming
than the disregard of law by public officers;"
bat it is the legitimate result of our national
policy, and in it lies our greatest difficulty in
the overthrow of the traffic All the would-be
elect are taken by the tempter unto a high
mountain and shown the kingdoms
of this world and the glory of
them, and promised all these things, if
they will fall down and worship, and the men
who stand, are so few that yon can count them.
All honor to Wheeler, and Wilson, and Blair,
bat the average iegislator.appears to consider it
a legitimate proceeding to refuse all action de
sired by constituents, though it be for the
greatest good of the greatest number, if it
would interfere with party, or personal ag
grandizent, baying himself with money and
power, which is liquor. The pleadings of
mother?, the anguish of wives, the suffering
destitution of children, the burdening taxa
tion upon the land, the wasted resources of the
nation, or the debauched condition of its peo
ple moves them not; self interest is paramount.
The one year a governor is to be elected, the
result of which election will determine tb«
Presidential campaaign of the following year,
and they freely say, "The foreign rote must not
be antagonized," which meant, we yield to the
demands of the liquor power, and the cai»tais
of our salvation calls in vain for bis conquer
ing army. How can all this be neutralized?
How shall this reproach be removed cum the
nation, and it be exalted through righteous
ness?
As with longing desire these questions were
brought to the Lord, ho impressed upon the
mind*, and hearts of women, the words of
Bishop Simpson, who after carrying from
home to home in tha city of Cincinnati, »
temperance petition, and finding
how much larger the number
and how much more willingly women signed
than men, said, "I believe God will overthrow
our enemy by giving us a stronger ally, even
woman with the ballot." Though this is op
posed to the education, and action of the past;
while to the eye of God and of humanity, wo
man's trophies of goodness, her quiet g-iina of
gadlinesa, her coronet of virtue, her sceptre of
love, her music of home voices, her husband,
and her children will ever be her glory, she re
cognizes the fact that throughout the world's
history, God has ever called upon woman on
occasions of signal necessity, and in Bach pub
lic exigencies has found her adequate to the
performance of the duty laid upon her. De
borah was a judge in Israel in her day, as sure
ly aa Samuel in bia. Miriam was associated
with her brothers in the leadership of Israel,
Joan of Arc fought her nation's battles. Martha
Glar, the heroine of Switzerland, led 200 wo
men to the gory field of Fraucn Buen in de
fence of liberty. Diadems have graced the
brow of many women who have shed addition
al lustre upon their nation's glory and blessed
the age in which they lived. Necessity know*
no law, and God has made c.ear to us, through
experience, that the necessity of this ocean ion
will never be met except by woman's petition
or ballot for temperance. Pressure has for
years been brouget to bear upon tho State legis
lature with but little effect. Minnesota has
been defiant. Some have been indifferent,
some have partially yielded, some made laws
and rescinded them. lowa has
granted a prohibitory amend
ment, which must be ratified by another leg
islature, and again by vote of the people, be
fore it can become operative; Kansas bring!
her granted amendment to the vote of the peo
ple tie coming November, and each State will
in turn yield to the pressure, if there be un
ceasing agitation of the subject, and diligence
at primary meetings, and toe ballot box, bat
all these laws, through amendment of constitu
tions or local option, must become operative
by the will of the people. Against all this, the
legions of darkness will be arrayed, and to this
lever so long used as a political power, there
will be tenacious grip, and woman, as a factor
removed from these influences, is needed for
their adoption. A difficulty equal to that of
the adoption of the law without women, would
be found in its enforcement. The fact that
traffic in liquor is made traffic for office has
been the chief difficulty in Maine. The oppon
ents of the prohibitory law are low politician*
or their tools, who are usually victims of the
drink habit, and for this reason Vermont's pro
hibitory law is almost a dead letter upon her
statute books. That thomgh the law of major
ity right may obtain, women ask this privilege:
Woman a&ka not for office; not for emolument,
but she cries aloud for a pure companionship
at her fireside; for the salvation of her child
ren, and the children of the nation—that her
land may no more be called "desolate and for
saken, but Hepzibah and Beulah
—a city sought out ana not forsak
en." The Lord has called, 10, these many
years, to the Christian men, ministers and leg
islators to arise, and "lead captivity captive,"
but hearing not the tramp, tramp, tramp of
the answering host, has laid his hand on
woman, who has said "Behold the handmaid of
the Lard," and noticeable is the fact that in
the States where this answer hath been most
complete, through oft tepeated fears and
doubts, and sometimes contumely of opposing
minds, women have been kept so near to God
that the gospel work has received multiplied
blessing, end side by side with her walk these
who have caught the light through the reflected
Christ channel, souls who sing this song in
verse with their redemption chorus.
Bear with me a few moments I pray you,
while 1 argue the question. I can stand in a
home of this land, and looking in one direc
tion, see a man pass in and out with unsteady
step, who, not many years ago, married one of
the brightest and best of the village girls. That
woman dragged out a dozed years of miserable
existence with him, because drink held domin
ion then. *
After seeking livelihood in mental servioe,
he being the most onerous harden she bore,
she turned herself to the exercise of the talent
which God had given her, and the education
with which she had been blessed, and as a cor
respondent of some of our leading journals, is
moulding the sentiments of the people, a cul
tured, honored woman. Tell me, has not this
woman the right to drop the ballot, that may at
least cancel the vote- of that man ? Whose
vote would be "for God, and homo, and native
land?"
I can look in another direction, and find one
who has been brought to low degree of pov
erty by this evil, and finding she was fast los
ing control over the many children that grew
up about her, determined to break the ties
that bound her to one who brought nought but
sorrow and shame to the home, and seek Rap
port for herself, and little ones in manual la
bor. When, a few weeks ago, she came into
my home, and with agony known only to a
mother, told me that her child had been found
on the streets in a state of intoxication, for
which cause he had spent the Sabbath in tke
lockup, and plead for this right as the only
means of salvation for him and the younger
boy-, could 1 refuse to promise that woman
my assistance to secure for her this right?
Another scene, and I am glad it is in mem
ory, that the saintly woman has entered into
rest. One who lived lone years with a man
whom she loved in her youth for what she sup
posed him to be, bat who had brought her un
speakable misery, and at the length committed
a crime so heinous that the church of which
she was a member labored with her to turn
from him, but she replied after consideration:
" I cannot do it, not a child, or friend will take
him in, and I cannot see the father of my
children in the poor house, I must endure
to the end. Three nights before she died, as
friends stood beside her the hours were made
hideous by the howls of that man in drunken
ftenzy, and as the lights of the heavenly
kingdom shone in through the gates ajar, she
plead this right, that no man be allowed to
touch the match that would light the torch of
hereditary passion that must barn in the chil
dren's children that were growing up around
her. Would it not be on tho basis of science
the survival of the fittest, and on the basis of
religion the survival of the best. Objections
to the granting of this privilege were iuimU >r
ial, viz.: That bad women would also vote and
overthrow the ballot of the g»oJ.
That snob claim is an woman
which with others were answered.
But this cannot be to-day or to-morrow. Time
must pass and a battle must be fought ere th«
victory shall be won, but there is no time to
spare. Children and loved ones are dying on
every side. Under the calm exterior of many
in this audience are agonized hearts—worn -n
will return to their homes and listen wti h
trembling hearts for the coming of step* which
if firm will bring joy, bat if unsteady .ill
make the darkness of the night a mockery of
the darkness which would be within.
The talented lectures* continued at t»>me
length, citing instances of the evil from life
and at the conclusion was warmly congtm. Us
ed '
THE COURT*.
District Court.
I Before Judge Brill.|
Charles Passavant and Charles W. Stiff xa.
the Chicago, Milwaukee * St. Paul Railway
company. Settled and dismissed without
cost to either party.
James Lee vs. Michael Vincent. Same.
George Wilkinson v*. O. Clauson. Argued
1 and taken under advisement.
Municipal Court.
! Before Judge McGrorty.j
TTWifi*
Thomas MoDermot; drunk and disorderly.
Committed to j.iil for six days.
Wm. Began; same. Seven dollars fine paid.
George Gilmore; vagrancy. Committed to
jail for thirty days.
Denis Oniat; assault and battery. Dismiss
ed.
liobert Dillon; same. Nineteen dollars and
five cent fine paid.
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