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183 Main street, - DANBURT, CONN CROCKERY, LA1IPS, Glassware, Cutlery, Wood, Tin, Iron, Granite and Plated ware, iiarge Assortment. Low Prices. Newt VOLUME XVI. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1893.---SIX PAGES. NUMBER 8. " 3D. IE.. EOG-EES, 183 Main street, - - D ANBURY, CONN. FURNITURE, CARPETS, Rugs, Oil Cloths, Mattings, CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, ETC. Houses, Offices, Schools, Churches and Lodges furnished throughout' JLHE OWN IdEE. G. W. FAIROIIILD, JEWELER & SILVERSMITH ALL GRADES OF WATCHES AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Diamonds of our own importation at less than New York prices. SILVER AND PLATED WARE CLOCKS. FANCY GOODS.Etc. In great variety and all goods at the lowest possible prices. 357 MAIN STREET, NEAR JOHN ST., BRIDGEPORT. CONN. GIVEN AWAY. Solid Silver Thimbles Warranted. SEK SOAl" WRAl'l'Klt. r,A CO. How grown and prepared for market. LADIES, B0Y3 AND GIRLS, It will pay you to GET UP A CLUB ORDER FOR US. Send stamp for 36 page catalogue, ust out- The New England Tea Company, 124 Full'11i:ll Ave., lirhUfrpoit, Conn. TAYLOR & ir'GRAN, FUNERAL DIRECTORS, DEALERS IN FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC. S-A.3STI"5r HOOK, co:rN. CHARLES OEIIMICIIEN BAKER AND CONFECTIONER. Fresh rolls and bread every morning. Tarts of all flavors. Pies, cakes and confectionery con tantly on hand- EAST MAIN STREET, SQUTHPORT, CT. W. W. WALKER & SON, PAINTERS & DECORATORS. Our Spring stock of Wall Papers is the mo-t eomplet. stock we havn ever shown; at 5o. per roll and up. Ws are selling a Purs Linseed Oil Paint for $1 10 per Gal. Lead, Oi'.s, Glass, Var nish and Brushes at Bottom prices- 500 Main Street Bridgeport, Conn. W.P. J. BURKE, M. D., -PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Offic. opposite St John's Church, Sandy Hook. (8 to 9 A.M. OFFICE KOUHS, ( 1 to 3 P. M ; . ( 7 to 0 P. M. Right calls at Office. , FLORENCE A. SHERMAN, M- D. ' 0 State street, BUIDGEI'OItT, CONN. HOURS-10 to 12 a-m. 2 to 4 p.m. Diseases of Women and Nose and Throat a specialty- D. P. RICHARDSON, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office and Residence, Sandv Hook. Tal.phon. eonnection. Headquarters von , Choicest Groceries And Fish of all Kinds, is at E. P. HawleyX Commences February 15. Buy your fish supplies now- Choice boneless and whole Codfish, smoked Halibut and Herring, Mackerel and Herring in . pails. Choice Bloater Mackerel, Sal mon Trout." are fine: 12c lb. . ;'.-' - Best line of canned Salmon, Lobster, . Sardines, 'Vegetables, Fruits of best quality in town.' Dried fruits of all kinds. Evaporated Peaches, Apricots, Ap ples, etc- y . , . New Prunes, 10c a pound. ! .-Try can of our. little neck Clams, 10 cents, Try a pound of Welcome Coffee at 85 e, with a bar of Welcome Soap, the best sold for 25c Try our Teas and Coffees. ;. They are the best and cheapest' ' Respectfully," E F. 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M buys a Sawyer's Pantaloon: noth ing better in the market, well worth $5 and sold in many places for $6. Our Overcoats and heavy goods we are anxious to sell and we will give some very low pnces on first class goods. A. H. DAVIS, 429 MAIN ST. BRIDGEPORT AIrANTEI Portion as Teamster, or other ?V work, by steady, tern nernte younsr man. DANIEL I'LATT, Stepney, Conn. ,t)lt SALE Six tons tirnt class Timothy Pay. ' ALBERT i'UEHKENUACM, Monroe. "IMPORTANT NOTICE C. 8. Cole ot Wash 1 inifton Ittinot will be at Lew Tyrrell's blHckxmith Hhop at New Preston, every Wed ni'smiv until lurtner notice. It's foolish to pay for mud when you buy salt. Just put a couple of tablespoonfuls of any salt but our's in a clear glass half full of water, and stir it up i:n 1 see how much mud you're buying. '."-."n try the same test with Worcester Salt and see the difference, Nash, Whlton & Co., New York. bargains n Towels 100 Extra Pine Huck Towels, j 17x34 inches at 121-2c 100 Extra fine Huck Towels, : " i8x36.at ; , -100 Extra Fine- Huck $pwels, 19x39 at '-g5&. He 16c. 100 Extra Fine Damask Tow els at : . : 25c. 'These are positively the best bar- gains ever offered. One of the best bargains we have to offer is one piece of Black Silk Warp Henrietta, 48 inches wide and counts 22 tassels at $1.50 per yard. It is 25c a yard under price- D. 1. SALMON; Wegtport, Conn. Ripans Tahules move the bowels. GEN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER- Benjamin F. Butler. A REMARKABLE CAREER. General. -Eepresentativ i to Congress. Govern or of Massachusetts --Candidate for the Presidency- A Noted Criminal Lawyer. Tlie death of Benjamin Franklin But ler removes from the stage of public life a picturesque and peculiar, one might almost say a unique, personality, which has played various parts thereon for half a century. Certain it U that his parallel would puzzle any Plutarch to find even in the long list of demagogs from Cleon down the ages to his own time of action. A man of great native force, unbounded self-confidence, instant readiness of action, generous impulses, and broad humanity, he possessed no appreciable background of principle, no proper mental discipline and no trust worthy moral balance or direction. HE WAS A SMART LAWYER, and led the criminal bar of Massachu setts with quite as much success as Eu- fus Choote ever did : he was an ambi tious and unscrupulous politician; as a legislator he was ineft'ective for the state or the nation. Whil'j he had abundant opportunity in the course of the war, holding a com mand for nearly the whole period, he never showed military skill, but achiev ed a rarely rivaled reputation for blun ders; yet at the same time he did strike the keynote of the conflict in his famous "contraband" letter on the Peninsular; and it fell to his lot, both at the outset of the war in Maryland and later in Xew Orleans, through his daring and decis ion, to produce such impressions of the national purpose and resolve as werecer- taiuly necessary for effect in the South and the North. GEN UVTI.Elt WAS XO SOLDIEK, but he was an administrator of a type which has its place in the conditions of war, and is out of order in times of peace, as his year's work as governor of Massachusetts showed. He was never called a statesman save by the New York Sun aud the greenback party, yet be sometimes by intuition divined the way of statesmanship, though he could never waiK m it. it is a matter lor re gret that so much capacity, so warm a patriotism, so indefatigable industry, so rare an attractiveness for his fellows, had not been matched with that serious honor of character which wonld have made him one of the foremost men of New England and the nation, and left Massachusetts proud of him instead of, at Dest, apologetic lor mm. There is this to be said besides, that in ins per sonal relations, in his home, with his family and with his friends, Gen Butler was not open to unfriendly criticism. lie made inencu moreover ..without re gard to political differences, and his irienas were laitnrui to him, but this is Butler's due. Benjamin F. Butler was but little past 74 years old, having been born at Deer field, Rockingham county, N. II., .Nov ember 5, 1818. HE WAS THE SON of John and Charlotte Ellison Butler; his father had been a captain in the sec ond regiment of light dragoons in the war of 1812-14, and served under Gen Jackson at the battle . of New Orleans His grandfather, it is said, was a Con nectlcut captain under Wolfe at Quebec. Mrs Butler was left a widow with two Sons when Benjamin was but a child ; he was taught in the public schools, enter ed " Phillips Exeter academy when he was nine years old, and was graduated from the college which is now Colby university, at Waterville, Me., in 1838, when he was not yet in his 20th year. He studied law in Lowell, where his mother had made her home in 1827; was admitt ed to the bar in ,1840, and began prac tice in that city, where he has ever since had his residence. In 1844 he married Sarah Hildreth, daughter of Dr Isreal Illldreth, who had been on the dramatic stage for about Ave years. Mrs Butler died in 1876,- leaving three children : Blanche, wife of Gen Adelbert Ames,for a term senator from Mississippi ; Paul, who has adopted his father's profession, and Ben Isreal, who died in 187G. Butler, -r - BEGAN BIS PRACTICE OF LAW before the police court In Lowell in ad iXt ' K vance of his admission to the bar, by conducting suits brou'ght by factory girls against corporations for wages withheld on one pretext or another. It is related that in this period of his life he once addressed an assemblage of thousands of operatives, and admitting the justice of their claims, persuaded them to return to work and strive either by remonstrance or appeal to the Legis lature, or both, to secure shorter hours and bettei pay. They took his advice, and this aversion of a strike made sofav orable an impression on the mill owners that it was the cause of bringing him considerable business later on. lie en tered into partnership with his teacher in law, William Smith, and soon became famous for his prompt retorts in court. It is he who made the savage reply to the judge who reminded him that a wit ness he was cross-examining was a Har vard professor: "I know it, your honor, we hanged one of them 'the other day. This was just after the great "WEIJSTEU-PARKJIAN MCKDER TRIAL, which resulted in the hanging of Prof Webster. Une of Mr Butler's legal suc cesses was in the case of the annexation of Charlestown to Boston. The act . had been passed by the Legislature, and both cities had voted to accept it. But there were those in Charlestown who did not like the union, and by advice of Butler a majority of the aldermen of the city refused to sign the certificate of the vote. The question went to the supreme court and was decided in accordance with Butler's point, so that the annexation was delayed for between 12 and 15 years In 184G Butler was counsel for mill own ers in the matter of the Cohituate lake water, rne city or lioston had. con structed at great expense various reser voirs to supply as compensation to the mill owners an amount of water equal to the amount taken from them. Gen But ler objected before the court that, having taken the water, the city could not com pensate in that way. The position was sustained and the city later sold its cost ly reservoirs. There is scarcely an instance in all Butler's legal triumphs, which were many, where the result did not turn up on some technicality. HE WAS FEARED BY LAWYERS because of his extraordinary ability to detect petty flaws in indictments, and he saved many a man whose guilt was un doubted by the superiority of his techni cal insight. Judge Josiah G. Abbott who was alternately his political enemy and associate, said of him a few years ago: "In one faculty I have never known him to be excelled by any lawyer. This was the keeping out and getting in of ev idence." It is therefore plain that he did' not win his success by the virtue of his causes, but by the shiftiness of bis intellect and the perception of his antagonists' weak nesses. in fane, ce was what the suc cessful criminal lawyer is wont to be. L Mr Butler, while fully engaged in the business of the law, was not oblivious of the advantage of militia prominence in relation to political preferment. In the eastern part of the state the . militia 40 and 50 years ago was vastly ;mdre im portant than it was in the rest of the commonwealth. The Lowell lawyer en tered the company in his turn and rose through all the grades of the service. being a brigadier-general when the re bellion broke out. This had helped him not a little in his political aspirations He was in 1853 - ELECTED AS A FBEE SOIL DEMOCRAT to the Legislature and became the leader of , his party : to him was in some meas ure duethe reduction of the hours of la bor in factories from 13. to 11.- The coalition" chose him delegate to the constitutional 'convention.4 When the know-nothing movement swamped - the state in 1855 he opposed it, his stout .re sistance to Gov Gardner's order disband ing the Irish companies , of the malitia lost" him his commission as colonel ; but he was restored to his rank by Gov Banks in 1858 and made a brigadier-general That fall he was "elected to the Senate The places he had occupied hardly meas ured the prominence which he had attain ed in his party, since Massachusetts was. pot a democratic state. - The free -soil ele ment in the Massachusetts democracy of that day had been as strong - as the re form element is in the same democracy at present, but the irrepressible1 Conflict had been driving it out since the day when it shared in the election of Charles Sumner to the United "States Senate; it departed to the ranks of the new repub lican party, and Benjamin Butler had not gone with it. He first CAME INTO NATIONAL PROMINENCE when he went as delegate to the national democratic convention, which met at Charleston, April 23, 18G0, and continued in stormy session through more than a week, precipitating the fatal split in the party which gave the election to the re publicans, made Abraham Lincoln pres ident, and consequently insured the secession of the Southern f tates and the war for the Union. In that convention Butlet led the anti-Douglas part of the Massachusetts delegation, and while ttflffs 'in accord with the representatives or the South, he at the same time sharply Opposed the extreme demands of that section in respect to the platform. As a member of the platform committee he presented a second minority report, sim ply reaffirming the Cincinnati platform, with one resolution in addition in behalf of full protection for naturalized citizens of foreign birth ; this was defeated, 105 to 198. The ral contest between the DOUGLAS WING AND THE SLAVEHOLDERS, who demanded that the democratic party should affirm that the people of a territo ry had no authority whatever over the question of slavery. This affirmation, while it presented no difference of fact from the Douglas doctrine of popular sovereignty, was offensive as a bald re cognition of the supreme right of the slave power, and yet the fight was not without meaning. The platform as adopted was the minority report of the committee, the Southern delegates then seceded and organized a rival convention, and the balloting for candidate for pres ident was begun without them and con tinued through 57 ballots, in which Douglas could not gaiu the required number of votes, and the convention ad journed to meet in Baltimore in June, while the seceders adjourned to meet at Richmond on the same day. In these 57 bollot3, one vote was constantly cast for Jefferson Davis, and it was Benjamin F. Butler who cast it. When the convention reassembled in Baltimore, the seceder?, who had mean time met in Richmond, presented them selves as delegates but were not admit ted. A further secession took place, and among those who took part- in it were 16 members of the Massachusetts delega tion of 2t, among them the president of the convention, the old politician, Caleb Cushing. Butler was the spokesman of the 10, and said, "We put our with drawal before you on the simple ground, aniong others, that a majority of the states haye withdrawn in whole or in part; and further, as a reason perhaps more personal to myself, because I WILL NOT SIT IN A CONVENTION waere the African slave trade, which is piracy by the laws of my country, is approvingly advocated." The Massa chusetts seceders joined the other, and took part in the nomination of Breckin ridge and Lane, whom Butler afterward supported. He was also the nominee of the Breckinridge democrats for governor of Massachusetts and received G000 votes when Andrew had 104,000. Butler's course at Charleston and Baltimore was undoubtedly dictated by his apprehen sion that the Union was in danger and that the division of the democractic par ty on North and South line3 would pre cipitate its fate. Or as old Ben F. Hal- lett said in a speech to the convention : ueiigious associations have fallen to pieces, tract societies have been severed, wars and dissesions have disseminated themselves througn domestic, literary, political and religious circles. Parties have fallen to pieces and gone to destruct ion and ruin, and now the link between the Northern and Southern democracy is the only one thai binds this Union to gether. If you now strike the blow that is to sever that link, then ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT IS TO FOLLOW." Brig Gen Butler of the Massachusetts militia was a lawyer with a practice esti mated at 25,000 a year in April, 1861, when President Lincoln called for 75,000 troops, and he was trying a case in court when the 6th regiment of his brigade was ordered to muster on Boston Common. By courtsey of opposing counsel and the court he was allowed to stop right where he was, and start after his soldiers. The 6th regiment, wen through Baltimore and had the honor of giving the first loyal blood for the Union in its streets ; the 8th landed at Annapolis and with them Gen Butler, who was included. After he had organized the reception of troops at the quiet old capital of Maryland, and T HAD WARNED THE LEGISLATURE not to hold its session under pain of ar re8t,suddenly on May 5 he appeared with a detachment of troops at the Relay bouse on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and shortly after captured the Winans steam gun. and a few days later, on the 13th, he entered Baltimore with a detachment of troops, and occupied Federal hill. Araopg. bis forces were a portion of the Boston light artillery, a large part of the Massachusetts 6J;h, under Col E. F. Jones, and 500 men of the New York 8'h. .On the line "of march from the train to the hill the streets were thronged with peo ple who greeted the soldiers with cheers, women at the windows and doors wav ing their handkerchiefs. The next day GEN BUTLER ISSUED A PROCLAMATION, announcing, "to set at rest all unfound ed, false and seditious rumors, to relieve all apprehen'sions if any are felt by the well-disposed portion of the community, and to make it thoroughly understood by all traitors, their aiders and abettors, that their rebellious acts must cease," that no loyal citizen would be disturb ed, and no private property interf erred with unless it were intended to help on rebellion, in which case it would be con fiscated. A few days later he seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition which the city authorities bad stored in a warehouse, and transported it to Fort McHenery. By such prompt and efficient measures Baltimore speedily became a quiet and peaceful city, and so remained, although later it was found necessary to arrest Chief of Police Kane and imprison him in Fort McHenry. Gen Butler was appointed major general of volunteers May . 16 and ordered to Fortress Monroe in command of the department of eastern Virginia, ne arrived there on the 23d, and a few days later some slaves that had come within his lines were de manded by their masters, but he refused to deliver them on the ground that they were held as property and must be re garded as "CONTRABAND OF WAR.'' The phrase became one of the popular sayings of the time, and the escaped slave went by the name of the "contra band" thereafter. The disastrous expe dition of Big Bethel, where the brilliant Theodore Winthrop lost his life, was the military operation Gen Butler ordered, although he did not take part in it. He was active commander of the military force at the capture of Fort3 Hatteras and Clark in Hatteras inlet, August 29, and the success of this first joint naval and military expedition caused the gov ernment to apppint Gen Butler to organ ize an expedition to take Ship Island in the mouth of the Mississippi. It was while raising troops in Massachusetts that he came into collision with Gov An drew, who refused to comrriission the of ficers appointed by Butler, and the diffi culty, which was due to the error of the war department, aggravated by Butler's arrogance, and his grossly unfit selection of men, caused considerable delay. THE TROOrS WERE LANDED on the island in December, 1861, and Jan uary, 1862, undjr command of Gen John Phelps. Gen Butler himself did not ar rive until nearly the end of March, and on May 1, several days after Farragut and Porter had received the surrender of the city, Butler, ds commander of the de partment of the Gulf, took formal pos session of New Orleans. His course as the master of that ram pant rebel city has been most bitterly criticised, but in great part it may be satisfactorily defended. His rule was rigorous but not relentless ; he fed the starving people from rebel stores; he cleaned and quarantined the city and freed it from yellow fever for the first time for many a year. But, when the women of New Orleans so far forgot themselves as to insult the soldiers in the most vulgar fashion on the streets, Gen Butler stopped this by his general order, No. 28,declaring that "when any female shsll by gesture or movement insult or show contempt for any officers and sol diers of the United States, she shall be regarded aud held liable to be treated as a woman of the town, plying her avoca tion. For this HE WAS SAVAGELY DENOUNCED, not only in the city and throughout the Confederacy, but all over the North and in Europe as well, and the epithet "Beast Butler" superceded his title. But as he pointed out in answer to Mayor Monroe's complaint, the order was well considered ; "if obeyed, it will protect the true and modest women from all possible insnlt. The others will take care of themselves." It was a rude and even brutal way of teaching decent manners, but it had its effect. Teie hanging of Mumford for hauling down the stars and stripes from the United States mint and tearing the flag into shreds, with insulting talk in the presence of a riotous crowd of citi zens, caused Jeffersan Davis to proclaim him an outlaw, and Confederate papers t publish offers of REWARDS FOR BUTLER'S ASSASSINATION. But Butler's defense of the act was am ple and satisfying. "It was not," he said, "the fault of Mumford that New Orleans was not laid in ashes, and the women and children crushed beneath the shells of the Federal fleet." The exam ple was necessary, and this, too, pro duced its effect there was no second Mumford. In his seizure of coin under the protection of foreign consulates and other acts of similar nature. Gen Butler made serious and embarrassing mistakes The grave imputations upoD his personal honesty still remain undispelled, if un proved, but to blame him because he made the path of rebellion hard and took every aanantage mat me wai pnci gave to him to weaken the Confederacy in one of its strongholds of supply, is most undeserved. HE RESIGNED HIS COMMAND to Gen N. P. Banks in December, 1862, issuing an address to the citizens of New Orleans, which was as remarkable a piece of rhetoric as one often finds, and closed with an armeal to them to return to their allegiance to the United States and do away witl) slavery. He had es tablished a considerable body of negro soldiery during his command in New Or leans. :.. - " On his return to the North Gen Butler was everywhere received with great hon or. Congress presented him one of the rnntured swords of Gen Twiggs. Balti more gave him a great banquet. At New York in February, 1863, he ad dressed a large meeting in faVor of the emancipation proclamation, for he had grown radical n that point, not from pbilnthropic regard for the negro, but from observation of the evil effects of the institution on the South. In Novem ber, 1863, he was ; . - PLACED IN COMMAND of the department of Virginia and North Carolina, his 'forces being designated as the armv of the James. As commander of the army of the James, he undertook to co-operate with Gen Grant in the in vestment of Petersburg, but chose a po sition so peculiar that while he was per fectly safe In it, he could not stir out of it, owing to the disobliging action of the Confederates, and the fact that he could do nothing but keep his intrenchments led to the phrase in Gen Grant's dispatch, describing Butler as "bottled up" in Bermuda-Hundred. This became a by word, and Gen Butler not only never heard the last of it. but be DID NOT FORGIVE GEN GRANT for it. In his memoirs Gen Grant says the comparison originated with Gen Ber nard, and that be used it without any in tention of reflecting on Butler, to whose earnestness in the suppression of the re bellion be at the same time paid a hand some tribute. Nevertheless, Gen Butler was not equal to military operations, and after the flat failure of his attempt against Fort Fisher in December, 1874, Gen Grant relieved him from his command on the ground of incompeten cy. Before this happened, a characteris tic exhibition of Butler's srriking person al powers was shown when, having been sent to New York at the head of troops to keep the criminal mob quiet during the troublous election time of 1864, be faced a riotously disposed assemblage, and addressed them forcibly, in the midst of all sort of flying missies, and fairly captured their admiration by CATCHING AN APPLE which was flung at him andcooly munch ing it as he paused a moment. The pic ture is Butler all over. Thus retired to civil life, the general returned to Massachusetts and resumed the practice of his profession, not a little sore at the way in which his military ca reer had ended. At the close of the war he was mustered out of the United States service. For some years afterward he served in the state militia, holding the position of major-general. He was elect ed to Congress In 1866 from the 5th dis trict, being the first congressman elected in Massachusetts from a district in which he did not reside. He had left his old political associations behind him at the war's opening and was in good standing as a republican. He received a re-elec tion for three successive terms, and served from March 4, 1872, to March 3 1875. In the election of 1875 he was de feated by Charles P. Thompson. In 1S76 he wa3 again elected to Congress as republican. DURING HIS CAREER IN CONGRESS his most striking appearance was as one of the managers selected by the House of Representatives in 1868 for the im peachment of President Andrew John son, and not the least able of the group, which was composed of John A. Bing ham of Ohio, George S. Boutwellof Mas sachusetts, James F. Wilson of Iowa Jonn A. Logan of Illinois, Thomas Wil liams of Pennsylvania, Benjamin F.But ler of Massachusetts and Thaddeous Ste vens of Pennsylvania. The trial was on the charge that the president bad violat ed the ten ure-of -office act in the removal of Secretary Stanton from the war de partment. Gen Butler prepared and read the opening argument. When Grant became president, no one was in a bigger hurry than Butler to get off the statute book the tenure-of-office law. which had only been placed there to tie Johnson's hands, and he introduced bill to repeal it which was passed over whelmingly in the House and defeated in the Senate, after which he constructed the amendment which left the law in its present state. It fell to Gen Butler In 1S2 to report from the judiciary com mittee the general act of amnesty. He was one of the republican representa tives who voted against declaring that the national policy was to pay all debts in coin, when not otherwise agreed, AND HE WAS THE ONLY MAN in either 'House from New Eng land who voted for the silver bill of 1878, creating the present silver dollar. He served on the con gressional committee of 11 to investigate the canvass and return of votes in Lou isiana and Florida, on which rested the claim of President Hayes to a valid elect ion. In his contests for Congress Rich ard H. Dana and E. Rock wood Hoar were among the opponents he defeated.. In 1S71 Gen Butler sought the republi can nomination for governor, but was de feated by W. B. Washburn. His next try for the governorship was in 1878, when he was nominated by the greenback par ty, and captured the democratic nominat ion also by means of the burglary of Me chanics' hall in Worcester byjhis. adher ents. -., THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION ' '' showed, although he was defeated, that he was really the choice of the democrat ic party of the state, for while Thomas Talbot, the republican candidate, receiv ed more than 130,000 votes, Butler had nearly 110,000, and Judge Josiah G. Ab bott, who ran as a democrat, in. opposit ion, had less than 10,000. , The next year Butler, with the same nominations, was defeated by John D, Long, John Quincy Adams being the Faneuil ball candidate. In 1882 the democratic party united,, in support of Butler and he, was .elected, having over 134,000. votes.; ; HIS ADMINISTRATION OF THE OFFICE! was marked by many extraordinary per formances and sensational exposures which nevertheless resulted in a small measure of reform, or as some pious bouIs remarked, were "overruled for good." He undoubtedly struck at 'real evilr, but so confused them with side Is sues, personal animosities and "cranky assaults that this could hardly, be seen at the time. The TewksburyJ state alms house mismanagement was brought to an end through his investigations' amid great scandal, whose effects are not yet dissi pated. It seemed as though Gen Batter regarded his New Orleans .methods as models to " follow in Massachusetts An incidental result was the disuse jof the conventional custom of conferring the honorary LL.D. .upon the governor of the state by Harvard university at the commencement. Gov Butler was the first chief -magistrate passed over. lie was renominated in 18S3 and defeated by George D. Robinson in one of the most INTERESTING ORATORICAL HATCHES which ever distinguished a campaign. The vote was exceedingly large, and But ler had 150,000 votes, or about 10,000 less than Gov Robinson. Gen Butler's last political hunt was for still higher game, for the presidency of the United States. He was nominated by the anti-monopoly and greenback labor fusion, the forerunner of the populists, in 1884, and be took the stump, traveling over many states and making speeches full of the wildest vagaries of statecraft and finance. He succeeded iu drawing audiences, for he was always a taking speaker, and be was widely called "the people's candidate," but notwithstanding that, he received but 134,000 votes, and 24,000 of these came from Massachusetts The Butler adherents in this state have shown a remarkable attachment to "THE OLD MAX," as he was fondly called, and those not his adherents at all are said to have vot ed for him in considerable numbers In hi campaigns for governor, just to sees 'what the old man will do." In his cam paign for the presidency Butler had the dangerous assistance of the New York Sun, which supported him out of hatred to Cleveland, and made itself ridiculous by prophesying his election. After this campaign the lawyer and business man for he had been for 40 years connected with important manu facturing interests devoted the rest of his life to bis practice and to the control of his industrial and money-making en terprises. He had been counsel in all his public life, excepting his career in the war, for important cases, and he appear ed in court frequently, in Boston, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, and In fact it was in the way of legal business that he visited the national cap ital this fatal week. He had his diver sions, and had a great pride in the own ership of the famous yacht America, in which he enjoyed many a coastwise trip. Gen Butler was a man of large frame, not tall, his head was massive, and his fea tures each and all of extraordinary mold. His beaked nose, his drooping eyes, one of which had a very pronounced squint, his heavy cheeks, indeed every item of his physiognomy, attracted attention and curious Interest. He was usually care less about the cut of his clothes, but he always wore on the left lapel of his coat a flower or a little nosegay. 'VTHE PRETTY STORY is told that this habit was in remem brance of his wife, a most beautiful wom an to whom he was devotedly attached, and whose way it was to affix such an adornment to his coat when he came to breakfast. A man compounded of con flicting elements, like his brethren, and falling far short of what with his great parts he should have been, Benjamin Franklin Butler had in him something that warmed men's hearts toward him, and his strongest public opponents were often personally on most friendly terms with him. He had but lately published his own autobiography, and it is his spec ial plea and his interpretation of himself. Springfield Republican. PLEASANT ffORNINQ I FFFI Rtir.UT inn EW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER. My doetorMystt acts ffrattj- on ttMssomarh. Hi-t and kfclrays. and U a pleasant laxattve. Tnta drink la made from herb, and la prepared for ae atea&llr tea. It la called LilllE'S I3EDIGIHE all dretrKtsta sell ItU 50s. and tlapackaira. If tw can not get it, aeod .our addte for a tree (am ple. Lane's Family MrlHnr raorrt tbr komrla earn day. In order to be healthy tnia la nepcarr. Andrea. OHATOK V. WOODWA&D, La Bor. K. fc BEAD THIS. Perhaps Von need footwear. A real wide shoe or a real narrow shoe. I have had la years ex p e r i ence In the busi ness and carry a i&itre ana weU se lec t e d stock and think I can please. Give ns a call. 5 J. KWHEELEE, PRINTING 1 " ' -AT TEE BEE OFFICE? 4 Give Us a Call. :. t -' tt-t -!- X- Are Right In It" 05 CARPETS . This spring; so please remember that when you come for furniture, yon can select your carpets also- 'HawleyvilIe,Cowi., February 15,1893. THE Mi at ' 1f X VJil!