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RECORDER vol. vi. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., FEBRUARY 3, 1893 NO. 10. vtv . >a.? TM TITI i Ttr The Eminent Brooklyn Divine's Sun? day Sermon. BuIU-ct: ''The Wall of Heaven." Text: "The foundations of the wall of the city were gamish'd with all manner of vrecious stones."?Revelation xxl, 19. I Shall I be frank and tell you what are my designs on you to-dav? They are to make you homesick for heaven: to console you con? cerning your departed Christian friends by giving you somo idea of the brilliancy of the ?cenes in v, inch tiny now conmingle; to fd ve all who low the laord a more elevate! den as to where thav are goinz to pass the most of the years of their existence, and to eet all the indifferent and neglected to quick and immediate preparation, that they may have it likewise. Yea, it is to indues many of our young people to study a volume of God that few ever open, tut without some acquaintance with which it is impossible to understand the Bible?I mean the precious stonssjtheir crystallization, their powers of refraction, their cleavage, their fracture, their luster, their phospboresence, their transparency, their infinity of color and shape, and what tbey had to do with the welfare and doom of families and the destinv of nations?aye. the positive revelation they make of Goa Himself. My text stands us in the presenca of tho most stupendous splen 'or of ths univers?, and that is tho wall of heaven, and says of Its foundations that they are garnished with all manner of precious stones. All the ancient cities hid walls for safety, and beaven has a wall for everlasting safety. You may say that a wall made up of all manner of precious stones is figurative, but you cannot understand the force and signifi? cance of the figure tmless ycu know some? thing about tbe real structure and color and value of the precious stones mentioned. Kow, I propose this mnminfr, so far as the Lord may help me, to attempt to climb not the wall of heaven, t>ut the foundations of the wall, and I ask you to join me in the attempt to scale some of the height*. We shall only get part of the way up, but better that than to stay down on the stupid level where the most of us have all our lives been standing. We begin clear down at the bot? tom and where the wall b?gins. The first layer of the foundation, reaching all around the city and for 190(1 miles, is a layer ot' jasper, ju lee I there is more of .jasper in the wail of heaven than of any other brilliant, because it not only composes a part of the foundation, but makes in the chief part of the superstru ."tart. The jasper is a congregation of miny colors. It is brown, it is yellow, it is give:;, it is vermil? ion, it is red, it h purple, it is black, and is so striped with color.-, that much of it is called ribbon jasper. It is found in Siberia and Egypt, but it is rare in most lands and of great vaia?, for it is so bard the ordinary processcs cannot break it off from tie places where it hts been deposited. The workmen bore holes into the rock of jasper, then drive into taes9 holes sticks of dry birch woo', and then saturate the sticks and keep them saturated until they swell enough to split the rock, and the fragments are brought ou' and polisned and transporte i and cut into cameos aud put behind tbe glass doors of museum \ The portraits of Roman emperors were cut into it. The finest intaglio ever seen is in the Vatican museum, tbe bead of Minerva in jasper. By divine arrangement jasper adorned tbe breastplate of the high priest in the ancient temple. But its most significant position is where it glows and burns and darkens and brightens and preaches from the lowest stratum of the wall of heaven. Glad am I that the very first row cf stones in the wall of heaven is jasper of man> col? ors, and if you like purple it is purple, and if you like brown it is brown, ana if you like green it is green, and if you like ocher yel? low it is ocher yellow, and if you like ver million it is vermilion, and if you like b'ack it is black. It suggests to rn? that heaven is a place of all colors?colors of opinion, colors of cread, colors of skin, col? ors of taste. But we must pass up in this inspection of the foundations of the great wall of heaveu, and after leaving the jasper the next pre? cious stone reached is sapphire, and it sweeps around the city 1590 mile?. A'l lapi? daries agree in saying that tbe sapphire of the Bible is what we now call lapis lazuli, ?lob speaks with emotion of "The place of sapphires,*' and Go 1 thought so much of this precious stone that He put it in the breast? plate of the hi jh priest commanding, "Tho second row shall Le an emerald, a sapphire and a diamond.*' The sapphire is a blue, but varies from faintest hus to deepest ultramarine. It is found a pebble in the rivers of Ceylon. Tt is elsewhere in compact masse.-. Fersia and Thibet and Burmah and New South Wales and North Carolina yield exquisite speci? mens. Its blue eye is seen in the valley of the Rhine. Alter a burial of thousands of years it has been brought to sight in Egyp? tian monuments and Assyrian cylinders." At Moscow aud St. Petersburg an 1 Con stantinope 1 have seen great masses of this sapphire, commonly called lapis lazuli. Tbe closer you study its veins the moro enchant? ing, and I do not wonder that the sapphire is called into tbe foun iation of the wall ol heaven. It makes a strong stone for the foundation, for it is tbe hardest of all min? erals except tae diamond. Sapphire based on jasper, a blue sky over a fiery sunset. St. John points to it in Rev? elation and says, "The second, sapphire," and this suggests to me that though our earth aud all its lurniture of mountains and f-eas and atmospheres are to collapse and vanish we will throughout all eternty have lu some way kept the most beautiful of earthly appearances, whether you take this sapphire of tho second layer as literal or fi? ural ive. The deep blue of our skjas. and the deep blue of our seas must not, ww not, be forgotten. If a thousand years after th9 world has gone to asaes you or 1 want to recall Low the earbbly skies looked in a sum? mer noon or the midocean in a calm, we will have only to jook at the second row of the foundation of the wall of heaven. Ob, I am so glad that St. John told us about it I 'The second, sapphire!" While we are living in sight of that wall spirits who have come from other worlds and who never saw our earth will visit us, and we will visit them, aud some time we will be in ??onversation about this earth when it was yet afloat and aswing, and we shall want to tell them about how it looked at certain times, and then it will be a great object lesson for all eternity, and we will say to our visitor from some other world, as we point toward the wall of heaven, "It looked like that stratum of foundation next to the lowest." John, twenty-flrec chapter and nineteenth verse, "The second sapphire." A step higher and you come to chal? cedony, another layer in the foundation of the wail and the running 1503 mites around the heavenly city. Chalcedony 1 Trans? lucent. A divine mixture of agates and opals and cornelians. Striped with white and gray. Dasueu of pallor blushing int j red and darkening into purple. Ice ai J and the Hebrides hol.1 forth beautiful specimeas of chalcedony. But now we must make a swift ascent to the top of the foundation wall, for we can? not minutely examine all the layers, and so. putting one root on tbe chalcedony of wnich we have been speaking, we spriug to the emerald, and we are on .-third of tue way tothetopof the foundation, for thefourtn row is emerald. That, I wju.d judge, is God's lavonte among ge ns, Dec-ause it holds what seems evident is His favorite color on i artb, the green, sincothat is the color most wi ,eiy diffused across a.l the eartn's conti? nent!?the grass, the foliage, the everyday dress of nature. Tbe emerald! Kings use it as a seal to stamp pronuueiamentos. The rainbow around the throne of God is by St John compared to it. Conquerors have considered it the great fut prue to rT^ture. What ruthlessness when the toldlers ot "a*^rro pounded it with ? their hammers! Emeralds havj had much to do with the destiny of Mexico. Five of them were presented by Cortez to his bride, one of them cut into the shane of a ro3e, an? other into the shapo of a trumpet, another into the shape of a bel', with tongue of peer), and this presentation aroused the jeal? ously of the throne and caused the conse? quent fall of Cortez. But the depths of tho sea were decorated with those emerald?, for in a shipwreck they went down off the cjast of Barbary. Napoleon wore an emerald at Austerlitz. In tbe Kremin museum at Moscow there are crowns aud scepters and outspread mira? cles of emerald. Ireland is called the Emerald Isle not because of its verdure, but because it was presented to Henry ll of England with tm emerald ring. Nero had a magnifying glass of emerald through which he looked at the gladiatorial contests at Rome- But here are 1530 miles of emerald sweeping around the heavenly city in one layer. But unward still aud you put your foot on a stratum of fardonyx, white and red, a seeming commingling of snow and fire, the snow cooling the fire, the fire melting the 6DOW, Another climb a'id you roach the sardius, named after tha city of Sardius*. Another climb and you reach the chrysolite. A specimen of this, belonging to Epinhanus, in the Fourth Century, was said to be so brilliant that whatever wa? put over to con? ceal it was shone through, aud the emperor of China ha? a specimen that is described as having such penetrating radiance that it makes the night as bright as th? day. A higher climb ani you reach the beryl. Two thousand years agi, ihe Greeba used this precious stone for engraving pur? poses, It was accountel among the royal treasures of Tyre. The hilt of Murat's sword was adorned with it. It glows in the imperial crown of Groat Britain. Luther thought tho beryls of tbe heavenly wall was turquoise. Kalisch thought it was chryso? lite. Josephus thought it a golden colored jewel. Tho wheels oi Ezekiel's vision flamed with beryl ani were a revolving fire, The beryl appears iu ".ix sided prisms, and is set in sea's and intaglios, in necklaces and coronets, lt was the joy of ancient jewelry. It ornamented the affluent with eardrops. Cbarlemague presented it to his favorite. Beautiful beryl! Exquisitely shaped beryl! D.vinely colored beryl I It seams like con? gealed . o\n*. It looks like frozen fire. But stop not here. Climb higher and you come to tooaz, n bewilderment ot beauty and named after an island of the Red Sea. Climb higher and you come to chrysop rasu-, of greenish golden hua and hard as flint. Climb higher and you reach tli3 jacinth, named after the flower hyacinth ani of red? dish blue. Take one more step an 1 you reach tho top, not of the wa!1, but the top of the foundation ot tho wall, an 1 St. John cries out, 'The twelfth an amethyst!' This pre? cious stone when found in Australia or In? dia ox Europe stands in columns and pyra? mids. Kor color it isa violet blooming in stone. For its plav of light, for its deep mysteries of color, for its unseen Egyptians, | in Etruscan, in Roman art it has been hon? ored. The Greeks thought this stone r. pre? ventive of drunkenness. The Hebrews thought it a source of pleasant dreams. For all lovors of gems it is a subject of ad? miration and suggestiveness. Yos, the word amethyst means a prevention of drunkenness. Long before th9 New Testa? ment made reference to the amethyst in the wall cf heaven tho Persians thought that cups made out of amothyst would hinder any kind of liquor contained therein from becoming intoxicating. But of ail the ame? thystine cups from which the ancients drank not ono had any such result of pro? ven tion. For thousands of years the world has been looking in vain for such a preventive ame? thystine cup. Staggering Noah could not find it. Convivial Ahasuerus driving Vasbti from the gates could not find it. Nabal breaking the heart of beautiful Abigail could not find it. Belshazzar, the kingly reveler, on the night that tae Chaldeans took Babylon could not find it. Not one of the millions of inebriates whoso skulls pave the continents an t pave the depths oi the s?a could find it. Th?re is no such cup. Strong drink from hollowed amethyst im brute- the same as strong drink from pew? ter mug. lt is not toe style of cup we drink out of. but that which tho cup contains, which decides the helpful or damning result of the beverage. All around the world last night and to? day, out. oi cups costlier than amethyst, men and women have been drinking their own doom and tha doom of their children for this life and the next. Ab, it is tbe amethystine cuds that do tbe wildest and worst slaugh? ter! Tbe smash of tbe filthy goblets of the rummeries would long ago have taken place by law, but the amethystine chalices pre? vent?the chalices out of which legislatures, congresses drink before and after they make the laws. Amethystine c'aalice.3 have been the friends of intoxication iustead of its foes. Over the fiery lips of the amethystine cha'ices is thrust the tonguo of that which biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. Drunkenness is a combination of apoplexy and demehtia. The 403,OOO,00.) victims of opium come out to meet tho 13',00.1,00'.) vic? tims of alcohol, and the two agents ta>ce the contract for tumbling tbe human race into perdition, but whetaer they wilt succeed in nilfilling tbe contract depends on tae action of the amethystine cups, tbe amethystine demijohns, the amethystine ale pitchers, tho amethystine flagons, the amethystine wine cellar*-. Ob, Persians! Oh. Assyrians! Oh, Greeks! Oh, Egyptians! you were wrong in thinking that a cup of amethyst would prevent inebriation. But standing on the top of this amethys? tine layer of the foundation of the wall ot heaven I bethink myseif of the mistake that many of the ancient Hebrews made when they thought that tbe amethyst was a pro? ducer of pleasant dreams. Just wear a piece of amethyst over your heart or put it under your pillow, and you would have your dreams filled with everything beautiful and entranc? ing. No, no. Tne style of pillow will not decide tho caaracter of the dream. The only recipe lor pleasant dreams is to do right and think right when you are wide awane. Con? ditions of physical disease may give a good man nightmare, but a man physically well, if he benave himself aright., will not be troutled with bad dreams. Nebuchadnezzar, with eagle's down under his head and Tynan purple over it, struggled with a bad dream that made him shriek out for the soothsayers and astrologers to come aud interpret it. Pharaoh, amid tho marble* palaces of Memphis, was confounded by a dream in which lean cows ate up the fat cows and the small ears of corn devoured the seven large ears, and awiul famine was prefigured. Pilate's wife, amid clouds ot' richest upholstery, had a startling dream, because of wnich sho sent a message in hot haste to a courtroom to keep her husoand from enacting a judicial outrage. But Jacob, at Bethel, with a pillow of mountain rock, had a blissful dream of the ladder apgel blossoming. Bunyan, with nis head on a hard plank of Bedford's jail, saw the gates of the Celes? tial city. St. John, on the barrenest island of tiae JEgean Sea, in his dream heard trum? pets an i saw cavalry men on white horsos and a new heaven and a new earth. No amount of rough pi dow can disturb the nizht vision of a saint, an I no amount of amethystine cnarm can delectate the dream of a mi-creant. But, some one will say, why hava you brought us to this amethyst, the top row ot the f jun iation of tao heavenly wail, if you are not able to accept tbe theory of the an? cient Greeks, who said that the amothyst was a charm against intox cation, or if you are not willing to ac:ept tne theory of the ancient Hebrews that the amethyst was a producer of pleasant dreams? My answer is, I have brought you to the too row, the twelith layer of the foundation of tho heav? enly wall oi 15)0 miles of circlingametayst, to put you in a position whore you can get a new idea of heaven; to let you see that niter you have climbed up twelve strata ! of glory you are only at the base ot tie 1 eternal* grandeur; to let you, with enchant ment of sou', look far down and look far up and to force upon you the conclusion that if all our climbing haa only shown us the foundations of this wall, what most the wall itself be; and if this is the outside of heaven, what must tho inside be; and if all this is figurative, whit must the reality be; Oh, this piled up mazniflcenca of the heav? enly wall! Oh, this eternity of decora? tion! Ob, this opalescent, florescent, prismatic miracle of architecture! What enthronement of all colors! A mingling ot ; the blue of skies, and the surf of seas, and j tbe green of meadows, and the upholstery of autumnal forests, and tbe fire of August sunsets. Add the splendors of earth and , heaven dashed into thosa twelve rows of | foundation wall. All that, mark you, only typical of the spiritual glories that roll over ! heaven like the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans swing in one billow. Do you not see that it was impossible that you understand a hundredth part of the suegestiveness of that twenty-first chapter of Revelation without going into some of the particulars of tbe wall of heaven and dipping up some of its dripping colors, and running your eye along some of its won- ; drous crystallisations, and examining som 3 j of the frozen light in its turquoise, and ! feeling with your own finger the hardness I of its sapphire, and shielding your eyes against tbe shimmering brilliance in its beryl, and studying the 1509 miles of emer? ald without a flaw'/ Yet all this only the outside of heaveu, ani tha poorest part of tbe outside; not the wall itself, but only tbe foot of the wall, for my text says, "The foundations of the wall of the city were gar nished with all manner of precious stones." Ob, get down your harp if you can play one! Get down a palm branch if you can reach one! Why, it makes us all feel like crying out with Jame, Montgomery; When shall these eyes thy heaven built walls And pe&rly gates behold ? Ob, my sou'! If my text shows us only the outside, wnat must thornside b;? While riding last summer through the emperor's park near St. Petersburg, I was captivated with graves, transplanted from all Banes, and tha flower beds?miles this way and miles that way?incarnadined with beauty. And the fountains bounding in such revel with the sunlight as nowhere elsa is saen, I said: "fh*3 is beautiful. I never saw any? thing like this bafore." But when I entered the palace and saw the pictured walls, ani the long lina of stat? uary, and aquariums afloat with all bright scales, and aviaries a*chant"withbird voices, and the inner doors of the palaces were swung back by the chamberlain, and I saw the emperor and empress aud princes and princesses, lind toey greeted me wita a cor? diality of old acquaintancesaip, I forget al! the groves and floral bewitchment I had seen outside before entrauce. Aud now I ask, if the outside of heaven attracts our souls to-day, how much more will oe the up? lifting when we get inside and see the King in His beauty and all the princes and princesses of the palaces of amethyst! Are you not glad that we did not stop in our ascent this morning until we got to the top round of tbe foundation wal ot heaven, the twelfth row, the amethyst! Perhaps the ancient Hebrews were not, after all, so far out of the way when they thou gbt that the touch of the amethyst gave pleasant dreams, for the touch of it this hour gives me a very peasant dream. Standing on this amethyst i dream a dream. 1 cose my eyes ani I seo itali. We are there. This is haa van I Not the outside, but the inside of heaven. Witn what warmth of we.conaour long ago departed loved oaes have kissed us. My! How they have caanged in looks 1 They were so sick when they went away, and now they are so well. Laok' Yonder is tho plata of our Lori tbe King. Not kept a moment outside we are usnere l into the throrieroom. Stretching out His scarred hand He says, "I have loved theo with an everlasting love," and wa respond, "Whom have I in heaven but Tbetr?" But, look I Yonder is the playground of the children. Children do you want a throne. A throne would not flt a child. There they are on the playgrounds of heaven?the chil? dren. Out of tue sick cradle of earth they came into this romping mirth ot the eternal playgrounds. 1 clap my hands to cheer them in tbe gie?. Yonder are the palaces of the martyrs, and before their doorway the flowers, crimson as the bloody martyrdoms through wnich they waded up into glory. Yonder is Apostolic row, and the highest turrets is over the home of Paul. Here is Evangelist place. Yonder are the concert halls in which the musicians of eartn and heavon are taking part?Handel with organ, ani David with harp, and Gabriel with trumpet, and four and twenty elders with voice?. And an angel of God says: "Where sb a! I I take you? Oa what street of heaven would you like to live? What celestial habitation would you like to occupy?" And I answer; "Now that I hava got inside the wall made up of all manner of precious stones I do not care where you put me. Just show mo where my departed loved ones are. I have seen the Lord, and next I want to soe them. "Bat here are those with whom I toiled in the kingdom of God on earth. They are from my old parishes at Belleville and Syra? cuse and Philadelphia and Brooklyn, and .rom many places on both sides the sea where I have been permitted to work with them and ior them. Give them thu best pl ces you can find. 1 will help steady them as they mount the thrones. I will help you burnish their coronet?. 'Take these, my old friends, to as good rooms as you can get for them in the house of many mansions, and with windows look? ing out upor tho palace of the great King. As for myself, anywhere in heaven is good enough for me. Halleluiah to the Lamb that T-? stain." But 1 awake. In the ecstasy of the momont my foot slipped irom the layer of amethyst, that so called producer ot dreams, and in the effort to catch myself the vision vanished. And, lo, it was but a dream I ^_ Lunatics Do Not Shed Tears. Oje of the most curious facts con? nected with madness is the utter absence of tears amid tbe insane. Whatever the form oi the madness, tears are conspicu? ous by their absence, as much in the de? pression of melancholy or excitement of mania as in the utter apathy ol dementia. If a patient in a lunatic asylum be dis? covered in tears it will be found that it, is one beginning to recover or an emo? tional outbreak in an epileptic who is scarcely truly insane; while actual in? sane persons appear to have lost the power of weeping, it is only returning reason which can once more unloose the fountains of their tears. Even when a lunatic is telling one in fervid language how she had been de? prived of her children, or the outrages' that have been perpetrated on herself, her eye is never even moist. The ready gush of tears which accompanies the plaint of the same woman contrasts strangely with the dry-eyed appeal of the talkative lunatic. It'would indeed seem that tears give relief to feelings which, when pent ur, lead to madness. It is one of the privileges of reason to be able to weep. Amid all the misery ol the iusaue they find no relief in tears. Our boldest bridge jumpers were out? done by a "Sam" Patch of the Middle Ages, the Austrian Knight Harras, who survived a leap from the top of a cliff to the valley of the Zohoppaa River, a ver? tical distance of 400 feet. ^ The Berlin Telephone exchange has 7000 wire* in connection. JAMES G. BLAINE Bis Pnblic Career Erom Man? hood lo Old Age TRIUMPHS AND REVERSES. His Earlv Life as a School Teacher and a Journalist, Beginning ol His Political Career - Speaker, .senator. Secretary ot State, Presidential Candidate anil Historian?His Bereavements and Hl-Katecl House in Washington? Ihe Blaine I Iou ne li ol cl* J AMIS O. Il AINU-FROM HIS LAST PHOTO? GRAPH. TAKEN IN 1803, James Gillespie B'aina was born on tho 3lstof January, 1880, at West Brownsville, Penn., ina housa built by his great -grand? father before the "W ar of the Revolution, which still stands. Tha Gillespies and Blaine? were people of standing befora the Revolu? tion, Colonel Blaine, who was commissary general of tbe Northern Department of Washington's army during the Revolution, was James G. Blaine's great-grandfather. When eleven years old, he went to live with uncle, Thomas Ewinr, in Ohio, where his mother's father, Neal Gillespie, an accom? plished scholar, directed his studies. Later he attended Washington College, at Wash? ington, Penn., graduating at the age of sev? enteen. After ler.ving college be taught school at Blue Lick Springe, Ky. It was as a profes? sor in tho military school thero that he made the acquaintance of the lady?a school teacher trom Maine?who afterward beoime his wife. Later he weut to Philadelphia, where he tauzht school and studie 1 law. But after two vears he abandoned law stud? ies, went to Maine, and becama proprietor and editor of the Kennebec Journal. At the birth of the Republican Party ho was a delegate to the Philadelphia Conven? tion in 1856, which nominated Fremont. After serving as Speaker of the Maine Leg? islature, he was sent to Concxess and began his National career in 1862, with the out? break of the war. During the Forty-first Forty-scond and Forty-third Congresses he was Speaker of the House. Mr. Blaine'9 administration of the Speak? ership is ecr.-.monly regarded as one of the most brilliant and successful iu the annals of the House. He had rare aptitude and equip? ment for the duties of presiding officer, and his complete mastery of Parliamentary law his dexterity and physical enduranc?, hiV rapid dispatch of business, and his firm and impartial spirit were recognized or all sides. It was during his occupancy of tha Sp^ak - er's chan- in 1874 that he took the floor an 1 succeeded in defeating the passage of the original "Korea bill." The political revulsion of 18W placid the Democrats in control of the Housf*, and Mr. Blaine became the leader or the minority. The session preceding the Presidential con? test of 1876 was a pariod of stormy and ve? hement contention. On the 2 I of May a resolution was adopted in tbe House to in ? veetigate au alleged purchase by the Union Pacific Railroad Company of certain bonds of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company, lt soon became evident that the investigation was aimed at Mr. Blaine. An extended business correspondence on his part with Warren Fisher, of B aston, ruu ning through years and relating to various transactions, had fallen into the hands ot a clerk named Mulligan, and it was alleged that the production of this correspondence would confirm the imputation against Mr Blaine. When Mulligan was summoned ti MR. BU INK'S BIRTHPLACE I Washington Mr. Blaine possessei himself ot the letter?, together with memorani-turu that contame 1 a full index and abstract. Od the 5th of Juno, 187 i, he rase to a personal explanation, and a ter denying the power of the House to compel the proluction of his private papers, and his willingness to go to any extremity in defense ot his rights, be declared that he propose 1 to reserve noth 'nir Holding up the letters he exclainiad: "Thank God, lam not ashamed to show them. There is the very ortenal package. And with some sense of humiliation, with a mortification I do not attempt to concaa', with a sense of outrage which I think any man in my position would feel, I invite the confidence o: 40,000,000 of my countrymen while I read these letters Irom my des c." The demonstration closed with a dramatic fcene. Josiah Caldwell, one of the origina? tors of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Hail road, who had full knowledge of the whole transaction. w/?s traveling in Europe and hoth rides were seeking to communicate with bim. After finishmr the reading of the Utters Mr. Blaine turned to the Chair? man of the Committee and demanded to know whether he had received any dispatca from Mr. Caldwell. Receiving an evasive answer Mr. Blaine asserted, as within his own knowledge, that the Chairman had re c-ived such a dispatch "completely an 1 ab s-o'utely pxoneratini ma from this charge nu hava suppressed it" and you 0" MR. BLAINE'S RESIDENCE In 1875 Mr. Blaine was appomtelto the Senate to fill the vaoancy caused by the re donation of Senator Morrill, au I the next ivinter was; elected bv the Legislature to tho .ucceeding term, His career in the Senat9 ?vas both brilliant and distinguis ie 1. as it lad been in the House He was called from die Senate to enter President Garfield's Cabinet as Secretary of State. It was while aassing through the railroad deaob leaning Ni Mr. Blaine's arra and nleasantly chatting .vith him about his co nmg holiday that Jarneld received tho assassin's fatal bullet, roe death of Mr. Garfield led to Mr. Blaine's ?etireraent from thc Caoinot, in December, ' 188'i. From that date until he entered Mr. Harrison's Cabinet as Secretary ot Stat?, io was in private life except during his :arncaign for the Presidency iu 1884. During his retirement Mr. Blaine wrote lis "Twenty Years in Congress," a work of ?reat historical value. It was in accordance vith his original suggestion and au3 to his tamest efforts that provision was made in he McKinley bill for the reciprocity trea des which formed such prominent features >f National policy. Tne Samoan difflcul ies, the complication* arisin; out of the yncbing of Italians at New Orlesn'.and the MRv JAM'S 0. BL4.INK. [illili* of American seamen at Valparaiso vere also disposed of while Mr. Blaine was it the heii of tha Stata Department. The vents precading and attea iiag tha recant ilinneaoolis Convention ate too recant al nost to need recounting. Mr. Blaina was nduced to permit his nana ta be used as a indidate, and resignal his placa in the Cabinet. Wnether in public position orin irivate life, ho always ramainei a central ipire in National affair?. BLAINE'S LIFE IV WASHINGTON. For nearly thirty years Mr. Blaine ha-> wen a resident of washington. While he lever gave up his homa an I hone life in daine, where he had a town residence in "lugintaand a funnier residence at Bar larbor, yet he also had a home in Washing on. It wa; only a few years after going there as a Member of Congress that he Lought the residence, 821 Fifteenth street-, EAR WASHINGTON, PENN. ivhere he lived so manv years. This ?vas about the year 1869. when he was sleeted Speaker of the House tor the first tine, The house he bou;ht was one of a ?ow which had just bean ouilt and was re jarded at that time as one of the chief architectural features of the city. He mads* dis home at 821 Fifteenth street For over ten years, and thea having built the fine residtneo fronting on Dup3nt Circle. [ie sold tha old bouse and took poss3S3ion of the new one. The death of Garfield an 1 Mr. B.-lina's retirement from public life caused a change in his plans and he leased his Dupont Circle house to Mr. Laiter. He was absent from the city for saveral years, al tiioUrTh he spans a portion of one or two winters thero and occuoied tne home on La? fayette square adjoining Gaoeral Beare'* residenca, which is owna 1 by the dau jater of tha lat> R<pfesentativa Scott.of pennsyl? vania, Mrs, Scott Town-end. About the beginning of his administration he purchased his late bama, which is on the opposite side of Lafayette square, an'l ls kv.own as the Sewar 1 House. The old placa had bean BDOcaapiei for soma years and was in a dilapidated condition, lt wa? cansidere I notoriousl t uuluc cy, two tragedies haviug occurred within its portals. Daring Buchanan's administration it was occupied as a clubhouse. One day Philip Barton Kay, t.'ie voua? and handsonia Dis tret Attorney of tha District of Columbia, ?HiiiliiiiMi IN WASHINGTON, D. C. ha 1 just lett the oiuohousa when he was shotdown by Congress maa Sicilies, of New York. Mr. Key was carrie! bac% to the clubhouse. An intrigue whicti Key bad been carrying on with Siciks's wife was the cause ot tba encountar. Two years after this occurrence the house, whiei was for a time unocaupied, was tauen by the then Secretary of State, William H. Siward, ant he moved into it with his fain - BLAINE'S AUGUSTA RESIDENCE. ily. Ou the night o' Aord H. 1865, while Mr. Seward lay sick in bed in one of the upper rooms, a big, oak complexioned, broad shouldered man ran-; the door ball and told the servant who admitted him that he had a package of medicine which the Sec? retary's p'lysiciin had ordered to ba deliv? ered to bim personally. Thy servant ra fused to allow him to no upstairs au 1 the Secretary's son, Frederick >V. Seward, also opposed him; but the stranaer, making a feint of departure, suddenly sprang at Frederick and felled him to the floor with the butt of a revolver, almost on the same instant slashing the servant with a knife. He then darted forward and reached the sick chamber where Secretary Ssward wis sitting up in bed. The knife gleamed again and Mr. Seward, weak and helpless, was stabbed in tbe faca and neck, but tha band? ages that swathed his neck saved him from a mortal wound. As the murderous intruder retreated he was again intercepted, this time by Major Augustus H. Seward and an attendant, but he shook them off, and running down stairs, leaped on his horse and rode off. He was captured a few days later, and being fully identified as Lewi? Payne, ono of the men implicated in President Lincoln's death, was tried, condemned and ex? ecuted with bi* fellow-conspirators. Secretary of War Belknap was the next tenant of the house of misfortune, and for a time the sober old edifice became gay with thelifeof the Grantregime. Before a twelve? month its evil geniiu had again asserted it? self and Mrs. Belknap lay dead under it** roof after a brief illness. Then, after the Belknans vacated, it again did duty, as in the earlier days, as o boarding-house, but Washington hal somahow got the impres? sion that the place was uncanny a nd that its tenants were dogged by an evil fate For a time the Commissary General's staff held possession, then when they had moved to the War Department's new build? ing it was again tenautless. lt was about this time that Mr. Blaine, shortly alter his appointment as Secretary of State by Presi? dent Harrison, astonished his friends by renting the ill-omened house for ten years at $3000 a year. He decorated and reno? vated it throughout, teariug down the walls of the room in which tho attempt on Mr. Seward's life took place, and by generous expenditures transformed the dingy old wide-roomed house into a magnificent mod? ern residence. Yet all the changes failed to eradicate the characteristic attributed to the mansion by the superstitious Washington? ians. Becoming its tenant, Mr. Blaine has encountered the greatest reverses to his am? bitions, and experienced the keenest sorrows of his life. MR. BLAINE'S HOUSEHOLD. Of Mr. Blaine's six children, three?two tons and a daughter?were suddenly stricken down by death af t8r reachiug maturity. His eldest son, Waker, a young man of fine parts, who had given evidence of rare abilities and was apparently destined to a brilliant future, died two years ago. Kaimona, his second soo, a bright business man, in manner and character closely resembling his father, also died sud? denly in tho heyday of youth and prosperity. A tnird and crushing bereavement was the death of the eldest daughter, Alice, who was married to Lieutenant Colonel John J. Coppinger. It followed closely on the death of her brother, Walker Blaine, whose funeral she was at? tending when seize i by the fatal ill* ness. Of the tiree surviving children, the son, James G., made an unfortunate marriage, the results of which em? bittered the lattar years of his father's life. One of tho daughters. Miss Margaret, is married to Mr. Walter Damrosch, the ta raous New York musical director, and the other, Miss Harriet, is unmarried. Mr*. Blaine is still an active and brilliant lady. She bas been a devoted wife to the prreat statesman, whom she married forty one years ago when both were school teachers in a country district with but little to indicate the prominent place they were destine 1 to fill in the highest circles of the Nation. Mil is num. The End Comes Unexpectedly at His Washington Home. Jamel Gillespie Blaine died rather uo6*#* pectedly at ll o'clock Friday Moraiug. Mr. Blaine's death,although it has removed from the world a charactar w o wa* pron ?? nent in everything ha undertook, caused but little surprisa. Tho news of H\ had boan no long discounted that tbero romafnid but tao 1 ne of ai no nceoient at tho hoad of this dis? patch. It was a foregone conclusion that his tattle with death would be tho final do feat of his life. Though the facts as to his Illness have f ron I he first been studiously concealed through t be official channels of communication, ho was a sick man wh?u he returned to "Wash? ington to sett e down for tho wintor, death aud its bereavements added moro and moro to hi* ailments. He has grown woree and has cont.nued rm his journey to tbe grato ts fast as the days would carry him. Science and skill have furnished him tho weapons of defense for a comparatively long tim.', but h s death has furnished the end of tho fight. He was a doomed man from the start. His mind bas been almost a blanc for weeks, h s iuc.d moments having bo n but few, aud at times far between; but hit phy? sical i rame has withstood tho ravages of wasting disease until now. Dating from the crad e to tbe tomb Mr. Blaine's (id) ears bave been active ones. All the trials and tribulations that fall to tho lot of a public man have been his, and bara camed for him the peaceful ending of ? career which closed when life's cradle made its last flicker today. . Mr Blaice, on his deathbed was surround* ed, just as be had b en almost incessantly for w? oks, by those wno were nearest and dearest to lim. Ia laat, it was oily his own family aud those very closely associated with them thar have bera permitted to see or even hear from bim during th* last days ot his life. Trained journalists, calling into requisi? tion every honest means at their command and resorting to every possible means with? in the line of legitimate journali-m, b??e kept a most watchful pye on every move ment without (and as far as possible within) the now tamous "red house" where the dla* tinguished stat smau breathed his last. Naturally enough there has been a dispo? sition, both on the part of the family and the attending physicians, to either conceal or distort in some way,the real coudition in the i lainem insion; bat, from time to time, accurate information as to Blaine's condi? tion has been obtained and faithfully re? posed. It is quite safetosay ihafHhere are few if, indeed, any, journalistic experiences which could furnish a more thorough ex? ample of watching and waiting thau hat tho casa of Mr. Blaine. Every element of discomfort?rain, sr^w. sle t and frost?has been a (actor in the line of duty of the reporters who have noted the scenes and incidents ot the BJaino residence for weeks past. Dr. Johnson wai summoned to tho bed? side of Mr. Blaine early in the morning, but his presence was not known to those outside until 11-10, when, in company with Dr. Hyatt, he left the house. Both physicians were unusually pale, and when accosted by the reporter for the latest news the signifi? cant look in their faces answered the qu. ? tiou. "Re is dead," said Dr. Johnson, "and ho j.assed away peacefully." The doctors did not give the exact lime of death, but lt was observed that about 10.-15 the windows in the room of the sick chamber wen' slightly raised. The news of Mr. Blaine's death spread Uko wildfire. Crowds gathered on the corner and visitors flocked to tho house.Dr. Hamlin vho was pa sing the house when tb.?an" Doun- etnent of death was made at once en? tered and rta rained with tho family for some time. Word wt a sent to tho President immediately after ihe death. At 11.20 President Harrison accompanied by Private Secretary Halford and Lieut. Parker, walked over to the Blaine matuaioD. The Preside:.t showed marked signs of grief. Postmaster Genual Wanamaker followed the footsteps of the President. The President's Proclamation. "ExecvtiiC Mansion, Washinglon.?It it my painful duty to aLii tuite to the people of tbe United States tbe death of Jamei Gillespie Blain3, which occurred In this city at ll o'clcck. "For a full generation this eminent citi? zen bas occupied a conspicuous aid influ n ti il position i i tie nation. His first public servi e was it> the legislature of bi* state. Afterward for 14 >ears he a was tnemlt-r of tbe Na lonni House of Representatives, and w?.s three times chosen its Sj eaker. In 1876 be was eke ed to the Senate. He resigned h * .seat in that body in 1881 to accept the posi tion ot Secretary of Stat- in tbe Catina-t of President Garfield. After tho tragic ctatb of his chief he resigned irom the Cabinet and devoting bi i sell to literary woik, gave to ihe public hit "Twenty Years in Congress" a most va uable and en-juriug contribution to our po it cal literature. "In Mirch, 188P- ne again became Secre? tary ol State, and continued to exercise this office until June, 18fZ. His devotion to tbe public interests, his marked ability and bit exa ted patrioti m bave won for h rn tbe gratitude and affection of his countrymen and thealrairation of th" world. In the varied pursuits of legislation, diplomacy and litera ure his gemus has added new lus.re tu American cit zensh p. "As a suitebla expression of the national appreciation o: his g eat public services ard of tbe g neral t rr>.w causal by h^s death I direct that on tho day of his funeral alt the department-, of tue executive branch of tho government at Washington be closed, and that on all p ,b ic buildings throughout the United State? the national flag shall be dis played at half saff, ani that for a pariod of 30 days the Department of State be draped in mourning. "By the President. Benj. Harrison. "John W. Foster, Secretary ot State." Tbe Funeral. A public funeral was >uggested, but tho w iahets of the (audry prevailed and the cero iii nies will be of a private nature. They ?il. lie held at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, where Mr. Blaine was a pew holder. Dr. Hamlin, who officiated at tho fu eral of Mn. Harrison and her fa her. wid conduct ila- services. The temaius will be kid to rest in tbe beau i ul Oak bid Cemetary iii Geor^ot >wn, which now form* part cf \\ ashi gton l ity, by the side of his favorite son, Walker B.aine, and bis ?laugh.*-r, Mis. Coppineer. Th* physician have officially made public the cause if death aa Bright's di; ease ag g ra vated by tubercular di ease of the lung* ?nd followed by heart failure.