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VOL. Till.
NOT A LOVELY LAYOUT
Ihß Winona Delegates to the Pirst Dis
trict Congressional Convention
Weaken.
They are Said to Favor a Dark Horse
now Being Groomed
at Home.
•lmsted County Selects Representa
tives Who are in Favor
of White.
k Comprehensive Review of the Situ
ation in National
Politics.
The Winona Men Weaken.
Jpecial to the Globe.
Wixoxa, Minn., Aug. 14.— The Winona
jounty delegates to the Kasson convention
lad a secret meeting meeting this after
loon with a full attendance. They met
)stensibly for the purpose of deciding. about
she time of leaving this city for Kasson
md to attend to other minor matters, but it
transpires that the delegates have become a
little doubtful about Lovely's securing the
rumination after all, and they met to talk
Dyer a dark horse in the event of Lovely's
ltrength falling short. A numbei of names
were mentioned but objections were at
once made to most of them. While no
vote was taken on the matter, it seems to
have finally been settled that Winona's
twelve votes should go to Lovely on the
first ballot, then
IF HIS NOMINATION LOOKS DOUBTFUL
an effort will be made to take an hour's re
cess, and Winona county will make a stren
uous effort to bring Wabasha county over
to the support of Sinclair as a dark horse.
This, his friends believe, would start a lit
tle boom in his favor which would event
ually result in the nomination of the Wi
nona editor. Two or three of the delega
tion leave for Kasson on Monday. The
rest will so up on Tuesday. A well-known
Republican politician offered to bet any
sum to-night that Lovely would not have
the. full delegation lrom this county. He
had talked with a number of the delegates
and at least two would doubtless vote for
White on the second ballot and thereafter
to the end. Some of the old-timers this
evening were talking of Hon. John J. .Ran
dall as a candidate who could secure gen
eral support if he could be induced to run.
Olmstead County For White.
Special to the Glebe.
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 14. — The Re
publican county congressional convention
was held in the court house this afternoon.
H. A. Eckholdt, E. Dewey, S. R. Terwilli
ger, J. H. Wagoner, C. N. Stewart, M. J.
Daniels, J. Underleake.J. A. Ellison, James
Crawford and M. F. Doty were appointed
delegates to the First district convention at
Kasson. Hon. Milo White was the unani
mous choice of the convention. Speeches
were made by White, Hon. M. J. Daniels
»nd Hon. J. A. Leonard.
Various Conventions.
special to the Globe.
Eau Claire. Aug. — The Republican
senatorial district convention has been
galled to meet here Sept. 7, Eau Claire
county to have 0 delegates, Pepiu 4 and
Pierce 6. The Republican county conveu
fention, to nominate delegates to the state
convention, the senatorial corvention and
to nominate county. officers, will held
£>ex>t. 6, and the county convention to elect
delegates to the congressional convention
jrillbe held Auk. IS. The Republican
congressional convention will be held here
Aug. 19. The Democrats in this congres
sional district have called no conventions
yet, and will probably call no nominating
conventions to be held earlier than the first
•week in October.
Leaning: 1 oward Wilson.
Special to the Globe.
atonna, Aug. 14. — The Democratic
county convention will meet in this city at
the city hall Saturday. Aug. 21, for the
purpose of electing delegates to the congres
sional convention. As the time draws near
the sentiment in" Democratic circles • seems
to be growing more strongly in favor of
Judge Wilson's candidacy. The majority
of Democratic voters not only expect but
are anxious that he should receive the nomi
nation, and the delegates, if instructed at
all, will doubtless be requested to use their
efforts in his behalf.
Solid for Wilson.
Special to the Globe.
Austin, Aug. 14. — The Democratic
county convention to elect delegates to the
congressional convention was held in the
court house yesterday afternoon and the
following were chosen: J. J. Furlong, Hon.
John Frank, Christian Johnson, Eugene
Wood. W. to. Todd. John Walsh and A.
H- Loucks. The delegation is solid for
Wilson, with Hon. John Frank for second
choice.
Cass County Republicans.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak., Aug. — The Cass county
Republican committee met this afternoon
and decided to hold the county convention
Sept. 15. The convention will nominate
candidates for county offices and legislature
and select delegates to the delegate conven
tion to be held in Yankton. The appor
tionment is on the basis of the vote for
delegate in 18S4.
Still Crying for Rice.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Notwithstanding the fact that Mayor
Rice declines to be a candidate for the
Democratic congressional nomination, I
think he should sacrifice his personal ob
, jections and accept the nomination which
" will be undoubtedly tendered him. He will
be acceptable to all classes of people, and
will make an honest. and honoiable repre
sentative. The fact that Mr. Rice is "not
a candidate and does not aspire to this
position," is conclusive evidence as to his
true fitness to serve the masses.
A Business Man.
THE GENERAL SITUATION.
Grounds on Which the Opposing-
Parties Will Blake the CougreKk
ional Fight.
Special to the Globe.
New York, Aug. 14. — Very few con
gressmen or senators dropped into New
York at the close of the session. It had
been so prolonged that the old custom of
coming to New York for a "hurrah" was
generally suspended. The representatives
literally skipped through the city, stopping
only between trains. It has not been pos
sible to do more than catch the general drift
of things from these flying statesmen. In
short chats that I have had with leading
Republicans, like Congressmen Reid, His
cock, Rice, Dingley and Senators . Miller,
Hoar, Frye and Blair, I have gained the
Impression that
THE REPUBLICANS ARE INDIFFERENT
to the capture of the next house. They re-'
gard it as among the possibilities that the
changing public sentiment of the country
may give the Republicans a majority in that
body, but as a matter of politics ' they are
not at all anxious for it. The origination
of the legislation resting on the Democratic
shoulders for another two years would be
more satisfactory to the Republican leaders
- than to have that burden on themselves.
The campaign in the various congres
sional districts this fall are to fought with a
view of making capital for the presidential
election. This is true in both parties. The
action of congress itself has been shaped
more with reference to the effect of the
election in 1888 than to the needs of the
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country or the demands of the people. The
Republican argument will run along the line
of the charge that this was
A "DO-NOTHING CONGRESS,"
that the Democrats have failed to meet
public expectations on any issue, and that
the Democracy is incompetent to conduct
the affairs of the country. The particular
things that will be cited to sustain the in
indictinent will be the failure to take any
action with reference a new navy or sea
coast defenses, the failure to pass an inter
state commerce bill, the failure of legisla
tion with reference to the tariff or silver
coinage, the failure to enact legislation
against the Mormons, the failure to grapple
with the Pacific railroad questions, the re
fusal to admit Dakota and other territories
that are knocking at the door of the Union,
and the general failure to inaugurate and
carry out any definite policy of administra
tion. Mr. Tilden's various letters upon the
sea- coast defenses will be pushed to the
front and strongly handled to make capita.l
against his party. There will probably
also be an attempt to use the president's
dalliance with the civil service reform as an
argument. But
THE SHREWDER REPUBLICAN LEADERS
have already discovered that this is a two
edged sword, and that they had better let it
alone. The course of the Republican party
has been to favor the line of policy which
Mr. Cleveland has declared. Although they
have discovered that it is distasteful to the
masses of the voters in both parties, they
cannot very well attack him without being
inconsistent lo their party, and they will
probably leave this attack to be made by
the Democrats who disagree with the presi
dent. From Democrats like Randall, bcott.
Spriggs and others, the Democratic argu
ment in answer is as certain to be the sim
ple assertion that a return to Democratic
methods has been good for the country;
that the Democratic party has shown itself
competent to handle the affairs of the gov
ernment without disturbing the business in
terests, which are beginning to revive and
become prosperous because of the
CONSERVATISM DISPLAYED IN CONGRESS
and the refusal of that body to rush head
long into tariff and finance legislation with
out testing to the fullest extent the present
laws. Further answer to the Republican
attack will be that it was not to be ex
pected that the Democratic party would do
in two years what the Republican party
failed to do for twenty years, and that as
the party has done nothing to destroy the
confidence reposed in it, it should be re
tained in power until a fair test eau be had
of its capacity and statesmanship, for the
settlement of the questions that are now be
fore the country. While it does not appear
that the Republicans are going to make any
great push, for the reason I have stated,
there will be a tierce battle carried ou upon
another line. The protected industries of
the East have become very much alarmed
by the constant demands of the country for
a revision of the tariff. They are organiz
ing to control the next congress, and will
spend more money in this fall's con
gressional elections than they have ever
spent before. A national
. PROTECTIVE TARIFF. ORGANIZATION
has been formed, with headquarters in New
York, which reaches out in every state/
with vice-presidents and state secretaries,
aud county secretaries, through which the
New England people expect to control a
great many elections. Their general plan
of action 'will be to help any man. Demo
crat or Republican, who is in favor of a
protective tariff. The tariff reform move
ment will be pressed almost wholly inside
the Democratic ranks. Republicans seem
to have no sympathy with it. Speaker
Carlisle believes that the next house will
be strongly in favor of the reduction of the
revenue, which, of course, means a reduc
tion of protective tariff. I had a talk the
other day" with™ Edward - McPherson, the
old clerk of the house, who is secretary of
the Republican congressional .committee,
in which the political complexion of the
next house was discussed. The present
Democratic majority is forty-five. There
were twenty-five districts in the various
states at the last congressional elections
where the successful Democratic candidate
received a majority of less than 1,000 votes.
The average majority in the twenty-five
districts was only about 400. It is
IN THESE TWENTY-FIVE DISTRICTS
that the Republican effort will be put forth.
There, are however, as an offset to " this,
twenty-eight districts represented by Re
publicans in which the average majority
was less than 600. In these districts the
Democratic tight will be made for gains,
and the Republicans will be on the defen
sive. It will thus be seen that the actual
fight will be confined to some fifty congres
sional districts out of the 325. With such an
insight Into the situation, I should say
that the outcome will be very close, and
that neither party at the present time has'
any sure prospect of carrying the house.
The Democrats have the advantage in num
bers to be overcome, while the Republi
cans have the advantage in the pendulum
like sentiment that runs through Ameri
can politics aud carries success first to one
side and then to the other with a clock-like
regularity. .
Texas Democrats.
Galveston, Aug. 14.— The Democratic
state convention was still in session last
night. The nominations made yesterday
were: -T. B. Wheeler, lieutenant gov
ernor", James S. Hogg, attorney general;
lor associate justice ot the supieine court,
R. R. Games; state comptroller, McCaul;
land commissioner, Hall; treasurer, R. F.
Lubbock. The convention last night bal
loted for a superintendent of public instruc
tion. Five candidates are before ; the con
vention. At a late hour to-night no nomi
nation had been made.
A Judicial Nomination.
Special to the Globe. ■ Xv\\ >v '■■:. / <y
Cedar Rapids, la., Aug. 14.—
Democratic convention for the Eighteenth
judicial district met in this city to-day and
nominated Hon. J. H. Preston, the present
prosecuting attorney of the district. They
made no nomination for attorney in hopes
the Republicans would name that candidate
and indorse Preston. - . , .
Smooth Mr. James."' ,.
New York, Aug. 14.— The } name of
ex-Postmaster General Thomas L. James is
prominently mentioned in connection with
the nomination for mayor to be made at
the Prohibition city and county convention
to be held here Monday evening. It is also
intended at the convention to nominate a
candidate for register, judge of the supreme
court and judge of the superior court.
A Fatal Collision.
Wood Haven, L. 1., Aug. 14. — A collis
ion occurred early this morning on the At
lantic division of the Long Island railway
in this village, in which one life was lost
and several men severely injured. The
locomotive of a freight train had been run
on a siding for the purpose of hauling out
two empty flat cars. Conductor George
Nixon of the freight train held open . the
switch and neglected to close it, • so that
when a wild construction train came thun
dering along at the rate of twenty miles an
hour it ran through the open switch, collid
ing with. locomotive standing on the
side track and driving it and two cars some
300 feet up the yard and smashing the cars
against the walls of one of the buildings.
George Half old, the brakeuian on the freight
train who was coupling the cars to the en
gine was crushed to death. Wilshuson
and Fireman Seward of the freight loco
motive both received serious injuries. '
Washington far Races.
Chicago, Aug. 14.— Following were the
results of the races to-day:
Three-quarters of a mile, Violin, 1:22; three
quarters of a mile, Mamie Hunt, 1:23%; one
and one-quarter miles, Irish Pat, 2:25; one
mile heats,' Bootblack won two heats; one and
. one-eighth s mile3,~ Handy Andy, 2:07%; one
and one-eii;ln.M wile*; Jim j&i**. «:Q<E ■■■-.:'■. •-,'
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MOHin^G, AUGUST 15, 1886 -SIXTEEN PAGES.
SIGHT OF SELF RULE.
Michael Daritt Greeted by a Tremendous
Crowd of Sympathizers With Ire
land at Chicago.
He Makes an Address Eeplete With Elo
quence and Tempered by Cool
Judgment.
What Legitimate Means Have Effected
for the Cause of
Erin.
Perseverance and Patience Will Con
quer-The Lesson of Glad
stone's Defeat.
Bavin's Appeal.
Chicago, Aug. 14. — There was a tre
mendous concourse of sympathizers with
the home rule movement in Ireland at
Ogden's grove, in this city, this afternoon.
The meeting was presided over by ex-Con
gressmauJobn F. Finerty. who introduced
Michael Davitt as the first speaker. The
tatter's appearance was greeted with tre
mendous cheering. On the platform were
Alexander Sullivan, ex-president of the
Irish National league, Patrick Egan, presi
dent of the league, and Matthew P. Brady,
John Boyle O'Reilly and others. The
Clan na Gael guards and the Hibernian
rifles served as an escort to the speakers
to the park. It is estimated that
15,000 people were on the grounds.
Before Mr. Davitt was introduced Chair
man Finerty made a short but tiery speech.
Matthew P. Brady then read an address in
the same vein from the executive commit
tee of the united Irish societies of Chicago
to the people. The address, while "con
templating with satisfaction the results of
the labors of the parliamentary party under
the leadership of Parnell, so far as they
have obtained for the Irish cause the ap
proval and sympathy of civilized nations."
maintained that the restoration of Ireland's
legislative authority "wil 1 not be accom
plished by the efforts of Ireland's repre
sentatives in the British parliament alone 7 '
and that the Irish people have the right to
resort to every means necessary to accom
plish their deliverence.
MR. DAVITT SAID.
Ladies and Gentlemen: 1 think I can best
prove my gratitude to you for the warmth of
your reception by promising: to detain you
only for a short time from attractions which
must, appeal more strongly to your inclina
tions than a dry political discourse upon the
perennial topic ot Ireland. I have bnen spe
cially invited to address this great demonstra
tion of the united Irish societies of Chicago
on this question to-day, and I am therefore
enabled to plead the obligations of duty for
keeping- you from participating in the many
amusements' which have been provided for
your entertainment. To give you something
like an accurate idea of the present crisis in
Ireland it will be necessary to allude to and
recapitulate some circumstances with which
you are doubtless familiar. The defeat of
Mr. Gladstone's measure of home rule in
parliament and the rejection by the English
electorate of the appeal which he made
against the decision, has placed the reins of
government in tho hands of the bitterest en
emies of the Irish national sentiment.
This i£
NOT SO MUCH OF A MISFORTUNE
for tbo cause of home rule itself, as for the
evil consequences which a postponement of
the question cannot fail in inflicting upon
Ireland through continued turmoil and agita
tion. Tbe methods which were resorted to in
accomplishing the defeat of Gladstone's
efforts were as mean and as unscrupulous as
the triumph which they achieved will be
fruitless and fleeting. Gladstone ap
pealed to the heads and hearts of tbe
British people to right a mighty wrong
which has inflicted untold mise ries upon lro
laud. Nations, like men, are made up of good
and bad qualities. The appeal for justice to
Ireland wu3 addressed to what is good in En
glish nature. A counter appeal was made by
thecTories and Unionists to tho prejudice,
bigotry and fear of their countrymen, with
the result that the meaner traits in English
character have triumphed for a time over the
better. There are, however, associated with
THIS DEFEAT OP GLADSTONE
many circumstances which go to prove that
the victory of his opponents was but a
Pyrrhic one. The weapous with which he
was assailed were such as can never a^ain be
of the same service to the enemies of home
rule. Division and disorganization of the
Liberal party made the task undertaken
doubly difficult for the leader. Yet, notwith
standing tho superior organization of tho
Tories, the frantic cries of 'the em
pire and Protestantism in danger,*
the Jbolting of Chamberlain and
Hartington, tbe proposal to grant to Ireland
a parliament of her own was indorsed by
Scotland and Wales and supported by over a
million of English voters. But this support,
surprising as it is, when considered in rela
tion with the eveuts of the past seven years,
would have been far greater had Gladstone
not weighted his home-ruie scheme with his
lanu-purchase bill. This unfortuuate pro
posal was a millstone around the
neck of the defeated measure. The
taxpayers of Great Britain were frightened
at the idea of having tho Irish landlords
bought out at the expense of the British ex
chequer and consequently a universal cry
weut forth against the purchase bill of the
government. The opposition to buying out
the Irish landlords is iv itself a significant
sign of the times and
A VICTORY FOR IRISH LAND REFORMERS
as well as a tribute to the movement of the
land league, which began the assault upon
the citadel of Irish landlordism. If England
will not buy out its territorial garrison
In Ireland, the landlords must ultimately sur
render to, or make terms with the Irish
nation. There is a circumstance connected
with the unpopularity of the land-purchase
bill so characteristic of England that I must
point the moral with it. While the Irish land
question was simply a matter of rack reut
and eviction between Anglo-Irish landlords
and the Irish people, English public
opinion upheld "tbe sacred rights of
landlord property' and denounced as
'communism and confiscation,' the doctrines
of the land league, which affirmed that the
property of the Irish landlords in the soil
had an unreal value, while the institution of
landlordism itself was but a systematic legal
robbery of the fruits of industry and enter
prise. But mark the change. No sooner
did tbe English taxpayer see himself threat
ened with some financial risk by Gladstone's
purchase bill than he discovered how bad
an investment Irish landlord property was,
and how unjustifiable a thing it would be to
give twenty years' purchase for so question
able an article of value. I am aware that
there is
A FEELING WIDELY PREVALENT
among our kindred here in America that the
defeat of Gladstone's borne rule proposal is
not an unmixed evil. A similar seuti
na-ut largely obtains among Nationalists
at home. Iv main respects the constitution
provided by the bill was undemocratic. Ttie
limitations of power, curtailment of privil
ege, and amount of tribute were justly un
satisfactory and irritating. The safeguards
provided for the interests of the British em
pire were ridiculously unnecessary, but
they paid an unconscious tribute to the
determination of the Irish race in its
struggle for liberty. These blots in the
bilL being undeniable, many men in America
charged us with weakness in consenting to
accept such a solution of the Irish question.
I do not dispute their right or impugn their
motives in thus cricising our action. I will
only reply by way of asking their attention
to a few considerations which ought, in my
opinion, to become factors in the formation
of a fair judgment. Notwithstanding all the
drawbacks of the measure, it must be cred
ited with recognizing in the exclusion of the
Irish representation from Westminster and
tho constitution of a legislative assembly in
Dublin
THE NATIONAL PRINCIPLE
for which our race has so long contended,
while the very limitations placed to the pow
ers of the proposed Irish legislature bore
testimony, as I have already observed to the
fear which Irish patriotism has caused in the
English mind. This recognition of tbe
national idea compensated, from my point of
view, for most of the blots in the proposed
constitution, and induced me, when con
sulted by Parnell, to join with him in ac
cepting Mr. Gladstone's proposal, and asking
a fair trial for it at tbe handso t the Irish
people, There is no finality in human pro
gress, nor can limits be arbitrarily 6et
to the onward march of a
nation. On the other band the
history of triumphant nationalities seldom
records a bound from subjection to freedom.
Tbe progress of tbe Irish cause must there
fore not be judged by either an optimist or
pessimist estimate of Mr. Gladstone's home
rule scheme. Account must be taken of the
forces which are arrayed against tbat cause
— the disparity in resources between a poor
country of 5,000,000 people, having a dismal
record or centuries of political subjection
and social tyranny by the power of the
greatest empire of the world. Jud/ed from
this poiut of view, what are tbe possibilities
of the movement when we compare
THE POSITION OF T:iE ifllSH CAUSE
ten years ago with that wbicn it occupies to
duv-y At that time the territorial garrison
dominated both the social and political life of
Ireland. A seemingly spiritless agricultural
class added tbe humiliation of conscious ser
vitude to the other encouraging aspects of
the national cause. Dublin ea< -!e ruled the
country with unquestioned prestige and
practically unlimited power. English states
men and English parties stood by both of
these Anglo-Irish systems as indispensable
parts of tbe power and greatness of
tbe British empire, and sternly repelled all
the efforts made by Irelnnd to break the con
tinuity of ruinous Westminster rule. Worst
of all. foreign opinion. iurno»ut of the facts
of Irish history, louked upon Ireland more in
sympathy with tbe power which held her
down than with friendliness to the cause
which strove to vindicate the principle of
national self-rule, while the public life of
Ireland itself, the stale of feeling iv its mu
nicipalities and representative bodies, may
be said to have been si:ffi -iently apathetic to
WARBAST THE INDIFFERENCE
with which outside public opinion looked and
pronouueed upon tiie Irish natioual move
ment. Contrast this state of things with tho
position attained by that movement to-day.
Tbe landlord garrison of Ireland is so bat
tered and broken that England refused to buy j
them out. J? sre manliness and determina
tion are show t yy Irish tenuuis iv protecting
their interes i Dublin castle has become so
politically impoverished that no Euglish
party is so poor as to do it the
slightest revereuce. In a woi'd, the
institution which ruled Irelaud ten
year ago is hopelessly doomed to-day.
Tbe greatest of Euglaud'a statesmen — the
prime minister who imprisoned 1,000 land
leaguers in 1881 — has brought forward a
measure in Ibß6, wbicb, if carried, would
have made some of those "ex-suspects" the
practical rulers of Ireland. Not only t' is,
but tbe majority of tbe English Liberal party,
with I,SOJ,UUO British voters, have indorsed
this remarkable change of policy on the part
of Mr. Gladstone. Scotland and Wales by the
voice of thoir electorate aud the British
colonies by tbat of their press
sustain the proposal which would
substitute in tbe goverument of
Ireland an Irish parliament for English coer
cion, while Irelard itself, instead of being
wbat she was ten short years ugo. is practic
ally
MASTER OF HER OWN DESTINY
within her own limits, and stands to-day the
.subject of constant attention and discussion
and sympathy witb the entire civilized world.
Not only this; our movement iv Irelaud has
come to rest upou two principles of such un
questionable rights and suuh universal ap
plication tbat it is bound to win more
aud more of external moral support
if we only continue to shape
and control our efforts in such a way as will
compel tho dictates of reason in every right
thinking mind to earnestly wish us success,
not only lor our own sake, but in the interest
of universal justice. Tbe entire fabric of
human liberty stands upon the foundation of
iudustry, right and natioual freedom — the
natural right of man to obtain access to and
command of the resources of the land of the
country for the susteuuuee of himself aud
family, and the right of the community to
govern itself in its owu way so as
best to promote tbe moral and intellectual
well beius of its people. To repel these rights
is an insufferable tyranny; to vindicate them
is not only a human duty, but a divine in
junction, and among tbe struggling nation
alities of to-day ours has
THE PROCD PRIVILEGE
of contending: 'n the vanguard for these ines
timable rights, striving to win for ourselves
tbe privileges enjoyed by nations which tri
umphant liberty has made peaceful and con
servative, while we are asserting for others
these claims which may relieve them from
tbe struggles aud sacrifices, pains aud
peualties which we have had u> undergo in a
ceaseless contest of fi,tviyu.."y'o- duration.
'•This, ladies aud gentk-meu, is s>omethiug
like tbe position to which the Ireland of to
day has advanced its cause, even against
forces fifty times more formidable than those
which ever repelled the efforts of any other
European nationality. For while the
sword ha 3 invariably beeu tbe weapon
by which subject races have as
serted the right to rule themselves,
Ireland has traveled thus far on the road to
national autonomy by means exclusively
moral and pacific, though confronted in all
her endeavors by one of the greatest military
and the most unscrupulous empireso in
the wjuld. Ido not recapitulate the facts of
the Irreh movement of the past seven years
in order to boast of the acbievments of its
leaders. It would be
UNJUST AND UNGRATEFUL
not to admit that the movements and efforts
which preceded that of the Irish National
land league is mainly due to the comparative
success which more recent struggles have
achieved. I only dwell upon the advance
which has been made in so brief a period to
show how just a claim Mr. Paruell aud his fol
lowers have upon your forbearance aud pa
tience. Ardent minds, inspired by lofty ideas
of liberty, which tbey have the privilege of
enjoying in the concrete here in America are
pardonably prone to think us too timid
and too conciliatory in our methods of work
ing out the destiny of Ireland. It is only fair,
however, that they should look at our diffi
culties, as well as our opportunities.while re
membering how vastly difficult it is between
winuing liberty against all these overwhelm
ing odds and sayiug how such liberty ought
to be won. The situation in Ireland at the
present moment is such as may draw largely
this patience and forbearance which I ask
from my countrymen In America. Mr. Glad
stone's defeat has bauded the government of
Ireland into the hands of its landlord garri
son. To impulsive and unreflecting minds
this might seem like the complete defeat of
our policy and overthrow of our movement.
Impatient enthusiasts may bo induced to
affirm tbat
STERNER MEANS ARE NOW REQUIRED
when pacific ones have apparently failed and
that an England which has rejected a moder
ate measure of home rule will never consent
to recousider her verdict unless induced to
do so by other than constitutional methods.
This emphatically is not the belief of the
leaders at home. Tbey are neither disheart
ened nor dismayed at the reverse recently
sustained, nor do they believe that the
methods employed in this constitutional figlit
to be either blunted or impaired while reso
lute bauds and cool heads are
still to the front determined to
face again an enemy intoxicated with
temporary success. What the Tories will try
to carry out while in power can be easily in
ferred from the tactics by which they have
obtained power. They will continue to play
upon tbe political fears aud religious preju
dices of the English people. Just as Churchill
incited the Orangemen of Belfast to riot and
bloodshed in order to convince England how
hopeless it would be to attempt to
PRESERVE LAW AND ORDER
under home rule, bo will the government of
which he is the practical leader encourage
the Irish landlords to evict aud harass the
tenant class of the country in the hope of
driving the people into such a state of dis
order and violence as will enable Lord Salis
bury to introduce a coercion bill for the sup
pression of the Irish National league. It is
by a policy as infamous as this, by means so
detestable, that the present landlord rulers
of the British empire believe they can
strangle the cause of Irish nationality. But
they are destined to fail even
more signally than Forster's methods
of buckshot and wholesale imprisonments
failed five years ago. Tbe appeal which was
addressed to the ianaticism of the Orange
men of Belfast by Churchill has had an un
expected anti-climax. The "loyalty" which
has manifested itself in the murder of Catho
lics, policemen and English soldiers, has hor
rified most Englishmen who were told how
peaceable and law-abiding a class that was
which wa3 opposed to home rule. The civi
lized world has also passed its verdict upon
the ruflianism which has reduced a prosperous
Irish city to the state of terror and disorder
iv which it is now. I am confident that
the kindred policy now to be initiated by
evictions and landlord terrorism will have a
similar result, and that the cause of Ireland
will emerge from tbis coming ordeal with
lighter hopes and more universal sympathy
that it has yet possessed. Of what material
consequence is one reverse, more or less, to
a cause which has often before arisen from
defeat to
SMITE ITS TERT OVERTHROWERS?
For the past few years Mr. Parnell has held
the balance of power in the house of com
mons and the fight for Irish autonomy
has been chiefly there. Tbe fortunes of
electioneering will transfer this balance for a
time to tbe hands of Hartington and Cham
berlain, but it also changes tbe scene of
action from Westminster to Ireland where,
MK.GALLAGHES'SGAME
The St. Paul -Milwaukee Contest a Clear
Case of the Umpire DidV t Know
His Business.
Minneapolis Gets Away with Eau Olaire
by the Opportune Use of the Wil
low and Ash.
Oshkosh Makes Baldwin Weary by
Basting the Bail in a Most
Reckless Manner.
Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and
Boston the Winners in the Na
tional League.
The Crowd Diwarusted.
The game between the Milwaukee and
St. Paul clubs yesterday, owing to the
ignorance of the game of ball of Umpire
Gallagher, was the most unsatisfactory and
annoying league contest that has beeu wit
nessed here this season. The work of this
new ofliciai was unsatisfactory to both
clubs, but it so happened that it hurt the
home ciub the worse. He had no concep
tion of balls and strikes, and from begin
ning to end it was a mere matter of chance
what he called them. He was just as
liable to call a ball a strike or the reverse,
as he would have done had he been blind,
and when men were running bases he evi
dently had no idea of what his duty was.
The result was that he decided when a
claim was made without knowing what the
fact was. It is useless to go through the
list of blunders he made and point out how
he was wrong. Twenty-five hundred peo
ple saw his blundering ignorance illustrated
yesterday afternoon. Fortunately we will
have no more of it. We could not have
anything worse.
ST. PAUL BEGAN SCORING
in the first inning. Jevne took second on
a two-base hit to center field. Wilmot
went out on strikes and Jevne came home
on a passed ball. Cleveland got first on an
error at short. McCarthy hit safe, Adams
followed with a base hit and Cleveland
scored, McCarthy coming in on a passed
ball. Tray fouled out to catcher, and Sage
reached first on balls, but was caught
by the pitcher. In the eighth inning Mc-
Carthy hit to short, and the latter making
a very bad overthrow to first he went on
to second and scored on Adams' long hit to
center field. The latter came home on the
muff by the left Selder of Tray's hit In
the ninth inning Fitzsimmons was giveu
his base ou balls, and finally scored on a
passed ball. Milwaukee scored first iv the
second inning. Isaacson hit over second
base, went to third on a wild pitch, aud
scored on Wilmot's muff of McCullom's hit
to left field. In the fifth Doherty was
given first by an outrageous decision of the
umpire. Daily struck out.
SAY HIT FOX TWO BASES,
and with two men on bases Pickett lifted the
ball over the left Held fence, adding three
runs to the visitors' score. In the sixth in
ning Fitzsimnions gave Isaacson and Mc-
Cullom their bases on balls and Doherty
brought both in with a two-base hit. Mc-
Cullom wes given his base on balls and was
advanced to second by Doherty's base hit to
center. Daily's hit brought in McCullom,
and Doherty took third. Daily attempted
to steal second and Sage sent the ball down
in time to catch him, but the umpire de
clared the base runner safe. In the meantime
Doherty came in. Everybody protested,
and the disgust at the work of the umpire
was sojimphatic and universal that Mr.
Barnes came out on the ground and re
quested the audience to keep as quiet as
possible and allow the game to go on,
promising at the same time that it was the
last time that Gallagher would be permitted
to umpire. In the last inning Holmes hit
to Frazee who fumbled the ball, and then
threw low to first, giving the base runner a
life. Isaacson hit to left field and McCul
lom to right, which brought in Holmes and
closed the run getting for Milwaukee. Fol
lowing is the score:
MilwaukeeH B pi A xj St. Paul. KB P a c
Say, S3 1111 2|jevne, cf.... 112 0 0
Pickett, 3b I, 2 0 0 2:iWilmot, If.. Oj 1 10 1
Colgan. c. 0 1 11 2 2'lcievel'd. 3b. 1! 0 1 2 0
Banning. lf 0 110 2||McCarthy,2b 2 14 10
Holmes, rf. 1 1 0 0 0 Adams, rf . . 13 4 0 1
lsaacj'n,lb 2 2 H 0 0 !Tray, 1b 0 0 8 0 1
M'Cullni.cf 2 110 OiSage, c 0 0 5 4 0
Doherty,2b 2 2 14 0 Frazee, ss. . 0 1 1 0 2
Daily, p.. . Oj 1 015 ] Fitzsim's.p. 10 17 0
Totals ..I 9! 12*26 22 9\ Totals.... 6 727 14| 5
'Adams out for skipping first base.
SCORE BY INNINGS.
Milwaukee...., 0 10 0 3 2 0 2 I—9
St. Paul 3 0000002 I—6
Earned ruos, Milwaukee 2; home run, Pickett;
two base hits, Jovne, Wilmot, Adams, Say and
Doherty; struck out, by Daily 11, by Fitzsimmons
5; bases on balls, off Fitzsimmons 4. off Daily 3;
first base oa errori, St. Paul 2, Milwaukee 4; left
on bases. St. Paul 5, Milwaukee 8; hit by ball.
Daily and Doherty; bases stolen, McCullom and
Doherty; wild pitches. Daily 1, Fitzsimmons 1;
passed balls. Sage 1, Colgan 1; time of game 2:10;
umpire, Gallagher.
Buvuick Pounded Hard.
The ball game at Minneapolis yesterday
between Minneapolis and Eau Claire was
quite unusual in all essential features. It
was.a genuine slugging game on the part
of Minneapolis, and a fine fielding game by
the visitors. The fielding of Minneapolis
was loose, and the first base playing of
Faatz was wretched. Rhue did poorly at
short, and it is suggested by those who
have watched the work of the club that
Rhue can only do himself justice on first
base, and should be stationed nowhere
else. He was needed badly yesterday.
Stockwell caught a very poor game for the
visitors. It was not difficult to steal bases
and Shafer, Murphy, Crooks and Sowders
availed themselves of the opportunity, fre
quently stealing third base. Burdick's de
livery in the first half of the game puzzled
the Flour City boys, but after they did find
him they knocked the cover off the ball, fig
uratively speaking. Following is the score:
Minneap'lit B B p A EjEau Claire. KB FAI
Murphy, If. 2 2(1 0 1 Doran, 3b... 12 3 10
Shafer, 2b.. 113 1 0 Nagle, 5i. ... 2 0 3 4 0
O'Kouke.cf. 2 10 0 1 Murphy.cf... 3 2 10 0
Buckley, rf. 0| 0 4 0 0 Stockw'll, c. 117 3 1
Crooks, 3b.. 3! 3 2 2 G Roberts, 2b. 1 2 2 4 1
Rhue, 55.... 2 3 13 3 Forest, 1f... 1110 0
Faatz, 1b..,. 10 6 0 4 Cav'n'gh.lb. 0 19 10
Sowders, p.. 1 2 012 0 Mayer, rf.... 10 10 1
Webber, c. 1 110 2 4 Burdiek. p.,. 0 0 P 9 0
Totals. ... lS'lsW 20 13 1 Totals.... 10 9i2722^
Minneapolis 2 0 0 13 3 3 0 I—l 3
Eau Claire 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 o—lo
Earned runs, Minneapolis 7; two-base hits,
Crooks and Sowders; three-bass hit, Murphy;
struck out, by Sowders 9. by Burdiek 7; passed
balls, Webber 2, Btockwell 3; wild pitch, Burdiek;
bases on balls, Eau Claire 2; umpire, TindilL
TO-DAY'S GAME.
Milwaukee and Minneapolis will cross
bats this afternoon on the Minneapolis
grounds. One-armed Daily will do the
twirling for the visitors, and the game will
not be interfered with by the police. The
game will be called at 3:30. and the clubs
will appear as follows:
Milwaukee. Positions. Minneapolis
Daily Pitcher Sowders
Colpran Catcher Webber
Isaacson First base Rhue
Doherty Second base Shafer
Pickett Tbird base Crooks
Say Short stop Van Sickle
Banning- Left field Murphy
McCuilom Center field O'Rouke
Holmes Rij?ht field Buckley
Ostakoßb 13, JDulurh 8.
Special to the GloDe.
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 14. — Oshkosh
won frpm Duluth to-day in an uninterest
ing eaine, which was full of rank errors,
both on the part of the home club and by
Oshkosh. Almost the only good work done
was by the two batteries. The Duluth
club was especially weak in the field a»*
: ,t'a iest the game. Toe batting oa botb
! sides .was heavy, but the Oshkosh hits were
I bunched. Score:
i Duluth. -IB B P,A £> Oshkosh. it bp a! E
. Reid. 2b...i 1 1 3 2 3 Roach, is?. I l! 0 2J 1
Jones, 2! 2 0 0 4 Bishop. 'ib. 1 1 2 0 0
! M'MlD.ss.lf; 12 10 4 Gastfield.c. 1 Oil 14
|Legg,c... j 12 7 3 0 In<?rh'm.lb 3 4 8 0' 1
Cody. p£...l 0 10 0 0 K.inzie, 2b.. 2 2, 15 1
Rourke.Sb. 10 2 2 ii Hoy. rf..... 2 10 0 0
/Vanz'dt, 1b! 11 7 1 1 Krock.p.. 0 0 1 10 1 0
•Masran,;cf 0 12 0 2 iMeEana. If. 1 0 2 0j 0
H.Jones.p. 11 1 12 0 HaUtr'm, cf 212 0; 0
Totals.. B|ll't2a'2o!n: ! Total*. . ..IS 11 27 18 7
tHoy out for running out of line. ;•
'" *'-^' SCORE BY INNINGS.
Dnluth ..:....(! 0 3*20000 3—
Oshkosh ;.O 3 0 0 3 2 3 2 » — l3
Earned runs, Oshkosh' 8. Duluth 2; home rue,
Kinzie: two-base hits, McMillan, Masran, Roach:
bases on balls, Duluth 5; struck out, .Duluth 10,
Oshkosh 9; umpire, McGinley. • ■'•'
Detroit. 9. Kansas City 3. „
Detroit, Aug. 14. — The Cowboys again
lost a game to the Michigan monsters, but
they fought hard against it. Conway was
a trifle wild and was hit hard, and the vis
itors' line playing was not enough to save
them from . defeat. Donnelly's fumble in
the fifth was their only fielding error. De
troit's errors were more frequent, but were
not, costly. • Thompson was at the bat four
times and made three singles, a triple and a
home run. Score:
Detroit 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3—9
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 o—3
Earned runs, Detroit 4, Kansas City 3;
home run, Thompson 1; • two-base hits,
Brouthers,. Jack Rowe and Radford; three
base hit, Thompson; first base on balls, De
troit 5, Kansas City 4; first base on errors,
Detroit 2, Kansas City 2; base hits, Detroit 12,
Kansas City 6: errors, Detroit 6, Kansas City
6; umpire, Powers.
Philadelphia 8, Washington O.
Philadelpia. Aug. 14. — The Philadel
phia and Washington clubs played an in
teresting game of five innings here to-day,
which was won by the former without
ninch effort The Philadelphias batted
Madigan hard in the first two innings, and
he then withdrew in favor of Crane. In
the fourth inning Houck. who had reached
first on a hit, fell while playing off the
base and twisted his leg. He retired and
Joyce was brought on the field, being sent
to center field and Gilligan taking Houck's
place at short. Score:
Philadelphia ....5 10 2 o—B
Washington 0 0 0 0 —
Rain prevented further play.
Earned runs, Philadelphia 2; two-base hits,
Mulvey, Daily; passed ball, Oldneld; wild
pitches, Madig-an 1, Crane 2. Casey 1 ; first base
ou balls, off Madigan 1, off Crane 2; first base
nits, Philadelphia 12, Washington 5; errors.
Philadelphia 1, Washington 5; umpire, fork.
Boston 7, New York 3.
Boston, Aug. 14.— The Bostons quite
easily defeated the New Yorkers . to-day
and the contest, which was witnessed by
over 000 persons, was won by superior
batting. In the first inning the home play
ers rattled Keefe, netting four earned runs.
Boston earned another run in the second
inning and one in the sixth. The hits of
the visitors were too scattered to be effect
ive. This was Radbourne's third consecu
tive day and he pitched finely. He was
well supported. The features of the game
were the heavy batting of .Hornung, Con
i nor, Merrill, E wing and Buffinton, and the
fine fielding of Johnston, . Poormanand
; Gillospie. Score: . . ".
Boston 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 o—7
New York 0 10 0 0 10 10—3
Earned runs, Boston 6, New York 1: two
base hits, Hornung 2, Morril 1. O'Rourkel:
three-base hit, Ewing; passed ball, Daily;
wild pitch, Keefe; first base on balls, New
York 1; base hits. Boston 13, !j New York 8:
errors, Boston 6, New York 4; umpire, Ful
mer. . . •.'•'Viv'j-: ■-'»..•"■■■
. Chicago 5, St. Louis 2.
. Chicago Aug. 14.— TheChicagos played
an almost faultless game and were not bad
at the bat while the visitors were weak at
bat and were careless ' in the field. Mc-
Grady made a fine catch at. center and Gore
did the same several times. . Flint was hurt
in the fourth inning .and Kelly caught.
Chicago had five men left on third base.
Score:
Chicago 3 0 0 10 0 0 1 o—s
St. Louis ...0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10—2
Earned runs, St. Louis 1; home .runs Mc-
Kennon; three-base hits, Kelly, Burns, Ryan;
two-base hits, Kelly 2, Ryan, Seerey, Glass
cock; base on balls. Chicago 4; base on errors.
Chicago 2; past balls, Flint 2, Graves 2: wild
pitches Healey 1: struck out, Chicago 5, St.
Louis 8; base hits, Chicago 9, St. Louis 6; er
rors, Chicago 1, St. Louis 7; umpire, Myers.
American Association.
At Cincinnati —
Cincinnati 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 *— 4
Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 o—3
At Pittsburgh— The Pittsburg-Metropolitan
game postponed by rain.
At Louisville-
Louisville.. 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 o—3
Baltimore 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 — 3
Darkness and rain closed the game.
At St. Louis — '
St. L0ui5........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4—5
Brooklyn ...0 0 0 0 0 10 0 I—2
DIAMOND RECORDS.
Standing- off the Teams in the
Leagues and American Associa
tion. : V
The Northwestern league clubs are now
very evenly matched, and had Duluth been
less lucky and Minneapolis played better
ball early in the season the struggle would
yet be a deeply interesting one. As it is,
the difference between the leading and
lowest club is but thirteen games, and it
cannot be positively stated that Duluth
will fly the pennant or that Minneapolis
will continue in the last place. Of the nine
gabies played by each club in the past
three weeks St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Milwaukee have each won five, while Du
luth has won but three, less than any other
club. For the next ' two weeks the clubs
will be kept -playing pretty steadily, this
week in Minnesota and next in Wisconsin.
The record to date is as follows:
fW^BTfTY
dub*. Mi 111 *ii|
: : S : S 2. Sif |
• • • . : . sr ?jo ?
• • ' . '• : : ?■ '•
Duluth — 8 7 5 4 9 3353.622
St. Paul ..' 6_ 7 4 4 8 2954.537
Eau Claire 14—096: 2653.491
Oshkosh 4 4 4— 9 4 2551.490
Mi1waukee.......... 4 5 5 7— 5 2655.472
Minneapolis........ 5 4 4 i 3 — ,20 53 .384
Games lost 20 25 27 26 29 33 159
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
. For some time past New York has been
playing much the strongest game of any
team in the National league, and it now
seems probable that the team will secure
the penant of 1886. At one time during
the week New York had won a game more
than Chicago and was but two behind De
troit. By losing yesterday, however, it fell
back a trifle. The three clubs will proba
bly remain as now until the middle of the
week, as they play the weak clubs |of St.
Louis, Kansas City and Washington. On
Friday- Chicago and Detroit meet again,
and New York will begin playing in Phila
delphia on Thursday. New York is likely
to gain a slight ; advantage here. The re
sult to date is given below:
Won. Lost Won. Lost
Detroit .59 21 Boston ...... . 35 42
Chicago 56 22 St. Louis.... ...26 54
New York 56 24 Kansas City... 19 55
Philadelphia... 46 ■28 Washington.. .12 63
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
In the American association the four
Western clubs are leading, Brooklyn hav
ing been forced down to fifth place at last
The clubs stand as follows:
Won. Lost :■■■■* ■ . Won. Lost
St.Louis 65 29 Brooklyn ,;...47 42
Louisville..... 54 39 Athletic 35 52
Pittsburgh 50 41 Baltimore 30 56
Cincinnati . . ...51 47 Metropolitan . .29 55
The St. Louis Club. Mortgaged.
Special to the Globe.
£.• St. ; Louis, Aug. 14.— This afternoon
, Mm* was filed in the > recorder's office a
' tVtatlnued. on Sixth l»a£ o. :■• ■■■
N"0. 2 2 T
FLEEING THE FLAMES.
The Villagers in Northern Wisconsin Paaa
a Night of Terror and
Dismay.
A Sheet of lire 100 Feet Hi^h Swoop*
Down On the Already Stricken
Towns.
At the .Last Critical Moment Bain
Averts the Threatened
Ruin.
A Mill Owners' Mad Gallop For JAtm
--Scenes iv the Burnt
District.
The Forest Fires.
Milwaukee, Aug. 14.— N0 immediate
danger now exists to the towns in north
Wisconsin included in the track of the
forest fires. Heavy rains fell in the sections
of middle and northern Wisconsin, and
while not extinguishing the flames, sub
dued them considerably. In other places
the forests are still ablaze. The people of
Stiles, Spencer and Colby spent a night of
terror. Early during the evening of Friday
a fire advanced suddenly toward that part
of the village of Spencer not destroyed a
week aeo. The sheet of flame is described
as having beeu over 100 feet high and
CREATING A KOAK
that could be heard for miles. The villagers
moved out in a body, some fleeing to Ro
meo, others camping on the territory
burned over Sunday. Wagon loads of
goods formed a caravan to neighboring
towns. At Stiles similar scenes were en
acted. People buiied their effects to save
them from destruction. As the people were
about despairing of saving the town showers
of rain fell, early this morning, and averted
the apprehended catastrophe. To-night
reports from all sections are more reassur
ing. However, heavy and continued rains
alone will stay the destruction.
HOPING FOR RAIN.
Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 14— All night
long the fires in the northwestern section
of Brown county have been raging and the
ruddy section of the flames has been paint
ing the sky a bright red. The sole topic
of conversation here is the fire 3 and the
probability of rain. Last night a breeze
sprang up from the east, and hopes were
entertained that it would bring with it the
long-looked- for rain. The morning came
and the sun rose bright and brilliant.
Every sign of rain had vanished and the
evening breeze had cleared the air that for
the past week had been almost constantly
obscured by the brown smoke. Your cor
respondent drove southwest from Green
Bay this morning through the burnt region
in that vicinity. East of Green Bay the
country has been cleared of timber and is
occupied by larm houses. Every one is
suffering from the drouth and the crops are
very poor. In the township of Bellevue
the ravages of the fire became apparent
Little patches of burnt timber stood among
the surrounding pine forests. The ground
in places was covered by the gray ashes of
the brush and leaves which had been con
sumed, and here and there a great "wind
fall," as a tree which, has fallen down is
termed.
GAVE OUT A P.ED GLOW.
A kick on the massive trunk sent np a
shower of sparks, and little flames darted
from the crevices in the log. The woods
looked as though nipped by an early frost.
The leaves on the oak and hickory trees
were brown and faded by the effects of the
heat, while in portions ©r the woods, wheie
the fire has swept away the leaves and
small branches, the great trees stood grim
ana bare, spreading out their great blkck
ened branches without obscuring the rays
of the sun. The woods were devoid of
life. In my six -mile ride I did not see a
single bird or liviug thing of any kin**
The township of Eaton has suffered terribly,
and the loss of property has been great.
Near what is known as Lily Lake, a mere
pond near the junction of the Bellevue
depot and Eaton township, stood Wood
ruff's mill, which is owned by one of the
finest typical young Americans I ever met,
Harry Woodruff. His name will be re
membered as long as Brown county lasts.
All along for the past week Harry has
been anticipating the fires, and during the
time
WORKED LIKE A BEAVER
hauling water to his place, and to his neigh
bors, who were a great distance from the
source of supply. On Monday he left his
house with a number of barrels of water
for James Clansen, a German neighbor.
Returning at a slow trot, he saw the smoke
aDproaching, and whipped up his horses
"At one moment," said Mr. Woodruff,
"there was not a sign of fire. Five minutes
later it seemed as though the woods all
around me were blazing." He started the
team toward home at a small gallop, barely
escaping with his life. Then the tight with
the fire began. He wet down his house and
barn and the old mill with water, of which
he had laid in a good supply, and as the fire
brands came around extinguished them. In
less than an hour the fire had swept on and
left him out of danger. He went to Clan
sen's place to render what aid he could.
House, barn and wheat farm had been
swept away, and all around were strewn
the dead bodies of pigs, sheep and cattle.
Woodruff began the task of looking for the
bodies of the family, but without success,
when he
HEARD SEPULCHRAL CRIES
and traced them to an old well which con
tained about four feet of water, and Mr.
Clansen, with his wife and three children,
were found. The Clanseus did not save a
dollar's worth of property, and had no in
surance. All through Eaton township a
similar tale is told. Some farm sites are
marked by a dwelling which has been
saved by almost superhuman efforts, but
not a barn in the burned district is left.
All through the woods, miles away from
the farms, are the dead bodies of cattle and
other domestic animals, some burned to
crisp and others with no signs of the man
ner of their death. Anton Borgordin, John
Shaffner, Peter Ronkers and Charles
Brockman barely saved their lives and
those of their families. They lost every
thing they possessed. John and Henry
Soper and John Norcross lost all but their
houses. Most of the families in the belt of
fire have
TAKEN REFUGE WITH FRTEHDS,
but one German has constructed a kind of
shanty of half-burned logs, and is living on
the remains of a sheep, which had been
killed by the flames, and some
provisions given him by charitable
neighbors. The children, the smaller
of whom was almost entirely
naked, peered out of the opening in the
hut. The old man returned my "good
morning" m a half-hearted way and con
tinued to smoke his pipe. The poor woman
looked at me, and then, hiding her face in
her apron, burst into a fit of weeping as she
rocked herself to and fro on the log oa
which she was sitting. There was no need
to ask any questions. The melancholy
story was tco plain. Years of bard work
to lay up a little money against the coming
of old age had gone for naught and the
hard-earned saving of years' frugality and
labor had vanished in smoke. I drove back
by another route through the center of
Depere and Bellevue townships. Here the
loss was even greater than in Eaton. The
inhabitants are (or rather were, for it seems
as though they had now deserted their
townships), mostly Poles, who have car
ried no insurance, and Swedes who have
something coming from that source. In
Bellevue township the devastation Is com
plete and the suffering terrible. Many of
the burned out people have been injured hi
fihting the flames.
"New York Roarding House Swells" Is tbe
title of an article in an exchange. Dried
apples and water are referred to, it is pr»>
»uu.ml .— ik'orrif«town Herald.

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