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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 14, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts mm 13 THIE BOSTON SUKDIY GLOBE--SUTOA^, BECMlBEE 14, 1890-TWENIT-EIGHT TAQEB._ We would extend a most cordla! invitation to visit our establishment and in-spect the Holiday Stock ready for their examination. We vifould suggest that this examination be made in a leisurely manner NOW, before the attendants are tired, before the stock is disturbed and before the g[reat crowds render it almost impossible for the purchaser to get near the counters. The largest stock we have ever prepared, fitted for all ages and purses, is ready for inspection. Prices are the lowest. To accommodate the overflowandthose looking for great bargains in books slightly shopworn, we have a room set apart upstairs. Take the Elevator. TO ALL 001% FRgEEySDS we wouid extend most cordially the best wishes of the Holiday Season. SUNMY, ][)EC.::i4,;189 rOB GKANDPA. niE STOKX OF THM STA.TB8. Br ropular AuthorB. gl.GO each. Five voliuiieB ready, every ono a tronsure. No-sv Tfork, Olilo Vonnoiit, Louisiana, Wisconsin. WEttSPKEWGS OF IVISHOMt. Prom Prederlcl: Robertson. $1,00. Sliort selooUona for leisure moments. SrifK STII.lt, nomt. ByKav. AuaUnPholps. pi.OO. Kow ediUon, oularcod and revised. Full of "BwoetnoBs and light." POE GEAlfDMA. Tms KIUfGDOM OF BOSns. Edited by Arthur Oilman. gS.OO. BoauUful poems of the boino life, fuUy illustrated. SOI.IVBN' TRUTHS. Edited by 0. M. Means. �1.2D. Clioloa solootlons in prose and verse. , THK CHOWM- OF T.IFE. From Henry Ward Beectier. gl.OO. Rome of the brighest, most helpful, most restful tlioughts of tho freat preacher. rOE FATHEE, rUE STOItY OF THE AMEttlOAN By Elbrldgo i5. Broolts. gl.60. aVIt EAItI,-Y PKEBIOBKTS, THEItt WIVES JlK-� CmiLKEItf. By Harrrlot Taylor Upton. gi.OO. rJEE ICE ZOKES. American Explorations. By Prof. J. E. Kourse, V. S. N. �1,70. Lan on alive- uoiiir IB Ee Govenor HmsscIFs Coming Message. Oitizsn Hobart Rebukss Premature ganization. It was olaiiiied that tlio old committee. should properly contimia to garve until after January, and no heed being paid to the respeotful assertion of the citizen's official dipnity, the latter very promptly tendered his resignation as a uiemDor. This did not so far injure the appetites of tho recalcitrant members as to prevent their onioymont of an elaborate dinner at the Parker House after tho consummation of their purpose. The signijtoanco of all this will bo easy reading to the politicians about town. This second councillor district is Congressman Morse's old battlefield. That was before ho had come into his ijrusent uational prominence. His entire political record had at that time been written in tho legislator's archives. But in 1887 ho loomed up as a man of some considerable magnitude and carried off tho counclllorship nomination after a remarkable triangular contest tli.1t marked tho beginning gf his political greatness. Bristol and uffolk counties wore against him, hut he oai'ried Norfolk in to the convention and to victory. From that to congressman was inerely a matter of defeating Dr. Burden. The recent election only added to liis prestige for the goveniorshin, which lends a peculiar interest to the awkward predicament in which the second oounoilJor Republicans at present find themselves. Bristol county is demanding that the nomination shall next time come to her. She has not had it for 16 years and is now twing to unite upon either Savags, Xteed or Ehodosof Taunton. Then someone from Attleboro is mentioned. Col. Boh. Lovell of Weymouth wants the place very much, And, as already seen, Col, Mitchell of Gov. Braokott's staff, believe that athmgworth having is worth asking for and worth asking � PAMELL'S FOES. Before I mot tho subject of these brief pencilings, I used to think that ho must be, judging from his romances, a man of marvellous experiences. He tells me, however, that ho depends less upon experience than upon observation. His imagination, therefore, Is bold, yot continuous enough too in its highest flights to keep earth and the earthly in view. For instance, Mr. Campbell knows nothing- about faro banks except what he has learned from persons who have ventured into the tiger's lair. Yet, in the Gamester, a novel that lately appeared in Thh Globic. bo accurately did he explain all the mysteries of "lay outs" and "brace game" thatsoveral noted gamblers looked upon the novel as a means of exposing faro evils. Perhaps I could lend a halo of romance to � the author himself, were it possible for mo to say that, like hundreds who have scaled the ladder of literary fame, poverty'dla. its best to pull him down. But no; Mr. Campbell is a gentleman of some means, to -whom writing is a ploaswe, and whose dearest joy is born when a fond parent, listening with rapt attention a.f ho reads the yet untried manuscript, smiles in appreciation of "Fred's" story. _ It was just after the Park Theatre license had boon revoked. Citizen Hobart was talking with a bright space writer ou one of tho Boston papers. "i'os," Said the newspaper man, "I, for one, am glad 'The Clemenceau Case' came. I made a suit of clothes off Sibyl Johnstone." "How-what's that!" ejaculated the citizen, as his ears went up curiously, "Oh, 1 mean, of course, that I made money enough off her 'on space' to buy me a suit." explained tho reporter. "Yes, yes, I soo now," said the Citizen, looking relieved, "Iiyas sm-prisod to hear that she had any clothes to spare." The man upon whom the KepuliHoan attention of the State is today being critically concentrated is Speaker 'William 'E. Barrett of the Miissachusetts House of tlopre-sentativCs. In his pushing, bouyant and aggresaivo personality IS embodied in some sort whatever tlioro may be of recuperative heroism in his party, a�d there are plenty who stand ready to declare their faitli In Lis ability a year from now, to , .make a gallant rescue, of the governorship. It is not ' .doiiicd.. by any one that Congressman Morse's availability as a partj' Ipador has boon rapidly asserting itself in the last week or 10 daysi but among some of tho more radicil managers tho belief is very generally expressed that no ono but a young man, and one, too, who is actively identified with tho generous aspirations of the newer party recruits, can effectually moot the pending crisis. Tho cooler calculators know that there is no eventual escape from the inexorable logic of events; that to ignore the spirit of the Iiour is to invito political disaster, and there is a growing sontimeut abroad tliat recent events have sufficiently vindicated tho force of their philosophy. Things make and unmake vrith bewildering rapidity in politics. 'The forces that are at work are of constant and incalculable complexity. Now issues and necessities are born with every hour, and \iith them now men are crowded to tiie front in their support. Victory and defeat alike develop partisan rasourocs that were before undreamed of; tho rocognijled imposs bilities of yesterday become the probabilities of today and the inevitable accomplishments of tomorrow. From this point of view tho candidacy of Speaker Barrott.borrows likelihood from its very violation of all the combinations tliat were in existence loss than half a year ago. It was a recoenlzod fact that no one had yet successfully fixed the growing limits of his personal ambition; but it was at the same time admitted by even his most ardent followers; that his was a temperament too harsh, uncompromising and eagorin the pursuit ol its own desires ever to conciliate the, faction that had Sharp Analysis of tire Irish Triumvirate. Sr. fficCarthy Very Much of a kiidou Favorite. Olose View of the Fiery Healey and Mr, Sexton, rOE MOTHEE. THE STOK-jr op �tA.KY the MOTH- E25.. Compiled by Rose Porter. S3.00. HEI-PS MY THE -WAY. lutroduotion' by Hilliliw Brooks. llolJdiiy blndlner, S1.25. Beautiful selections for each day. Tho most pt)ptaar book of its kind. BI'SIUK^' TO BEACON STREET. By Mrs. A. M. Diaz. P1.2B. Home tiilks by ono of the brightest of women. POE UJTOLE PEED. . 0. S. Curious faels in United States History. By Maleolm Townsond. �n."5. GltEjLT CITIES OF THE -*VOKEl�. Edited by Elbrlrtsu S. Brooks. gS.DO. A, ItEAT. jroimnsoiv CISttrSOK. By,T. A. WiUdnson. SI.25. A marvellous record of "truth siranger than fiction." FOE AUNT KATE, OUT OF BiOOKS witji TKXWYS03V. Edited by Elbrldgi! 6. Brooks. (32.00. Excjulslte selections, exquisitely iliustraled. r.ixeiES Fon. thot;ohts. J'rom "Pansy's" �TlUngs. Bound in v, Iillo and ^'olU. .7C. .Some of tlie choicest thoughts of this universal favorite. I?.- the KIDEKa SOHOOI.. By Theo. s. Browne. g^l.OO. A chatty mauual on horseback riding for young ladies. FOE BIG BEOTHEE. fhe MOX ClTTf of AFKICA. By V,'iiliB Boyd Alton. gii.sd. An absorbing story of udventur�j end eiploratlou. ILH01TJ1..0 TIIE -^VOUCO WITH THK lii^Vii JACKISTS. By Lieutenant H. E. Hhoades, U. S. S. J1.75. BrisiUug with life and no\eliy. BTAIJTIN'O I'OISTH. lio'.v to Wake a Cood Jieginuing. �1.00. Bright, lieliifiil thouglits for every day. A grand book for boys. FOE BIG SISTES. AX AI>IK0X�ACK: CAKISr. By Jlnrpnret Sidney. gl.7C. Juuntlnga and Adventures and jolly camp lite. POETS' HOilBS. By I!. 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What more oellE'litlul lor bj.liyllu.n Bliby's An- KHVSfliS i-OU i,1TTZ.E ItK.VXtKKS. l.y All''- Auums. O'j, 1 tunUy nursery rl.yuit-i ''.ith bfclt:itll:^l J'Jflu;*'!;. stAI,l,Ai;^ or tile xm^'v h.ake. By -Muigiire: Etint-r. fiOu. A thariDini; tlfry of a. : r.i'; runuvia; hale. Al tU li-Mlili-tu, Cf lintpi.Usrjid by D. mmj COMPANY, Boston.^ 1 vjljroMtftelrt. It seems rather strange that the degree of doctor of divinity should he conferred upon throo brothers, hut I am told this is true of the Soolyo family. Dr. Julias H. Seelyo, who has just retired from the presidency of Amherst College, Dr. L. Clark Soelye, president of .Smith College of Northampton, and Dr. B. T. Seelye of Easthompton all have tho right to use the title. Tho latter is a retired clergyman, is now president of a national hank, and has always had an itching for public life. It will bo observed, too. that each of tho three has tho right to be called president. Speaking of the presidents of growing but comparatively small colleges, it is well., known thiit, aside from thoir fitness in other respocts, tliey must bo above all else good beggars. Dr. L. Clark Soolye, who Brosidos over irhe 000 girls at Nortliiinipton, has few superiors in tUe begging lino for colleges. The late A. T. Lilly of Northampton was it confirniod inlidfl, but very wealtliy. Dr. L. Clark Seelyo is a Joiiatlian Edwards orthodox. But in a thrco hours' ride in a railroad ti-ain. Dr. Seelyo secured 5(30,000 for tho Lilly Hall of Science of Smith College; and when Mr. Lilly died. President Seelyo preached a memorial sermon tliat took the infidel soul right through tho gates of Heaven, and St. Peter never said a word. Not many years ago Dr. Samuel T. Seelyo was an uspirtuit for Congress in the 11th district, where tho candidates for tlio Republican nomination are generally as uuiiioroiis as the needles of a pine forest. Dr. L. Clarku Scciyu at conventioi, time put in an app&iiraiiff to do some work for his brother. Ye gods! Wliat a siflit it was to see the dignilied clergyman laboring with the Hol-yoke and Fitcliburg hustlers, and only to bo defeated too. __ Speaking of politics calls to mind that Dr. J. U. Seelyo was tho last man to represent the Democrats and Independents in tbe olevfiith district in tli.o lialls of Congress, but hi) -miBrejiresented the former to tljo ex-teiii of his undeniable ability. Almost every Democrat voted for him, but in tho next election Dr. Seelyo took the stump in his dirliict iiiid .'ipoke of "the tobacco chewing, i.iba '!n:Miii-r free ccg-.'i ou one occa.sioii. IJis h',;:;^'iir.'t. ritred .'.niu,-- oi' his hearers of ivliai 1- n.j,\ (�.il!t.-.'i i]iuir\-,-tuii]-iifcm. I'.-.-o mfi'i iiic^'t c.ltiSely identified with Jlr;-. J.i siic (..";:rtei's Mtddou niid rem.trkablu Masu .'..111 ress arc diaiuelrically opposed in ai'p.*;i]-;iii()^ and charactt-rititics. K. D. I'l ice. h'-r niiinntfcr, is eral Amoiuit of Pogta&o, Mr. Justin McCarthy is one of those men whom Providence originally designed for diplomats. That talent ia native tohlm, and it Is animated by a versatile intellect that appreciates history witii tho ease of fiction, and creates fiction with thetruthfulness of a historian. Ho is all things to all men, aud his private manner does not convey tho impression th.it he was anybody in p.irticular to himself. HeissuaveMn manner, pleasant in convorSiition, courteous in deportment, and communicates tho bolJof that ho is an agreeable gontlema.n at all times and on all occasions. Ho is small of stature, bearded, grayish, with nothing striking about his features, and who, in his general appoar-ttnco, flooms to indicate that he is always very busy, but that all thia will not prevent him from being very poUte. Hia recommendation to pol tics aro his achievements in literature, which are as various in color as they aro peculiar in oom-positlon. He is an historian, a novelist, a Journalist, an ess.ayist, a linguist and a poet, but it is diflicult to ^ive him pre-eminenoo in an avocation-ho is so faoilo in all. He writes history with the unhesitating ease of a journalist, and his novels ai'o marked for a smoothness of diction, a fluency of description and on absence of intricacy in plot or difficulty at comprehending their character. As a journalist, ho displayed the remarkable capacity of being leader writer ou the Daily Ne-ws, the Libersu organ, at a time when ho signed and indorsed the Parnelllte manifesto isaued in the winter of 1885, which' was calculated to denounce and ruin tho Liberal party. Ho has lived most of his time in England, chiefly in London, where his literary position has opened to him the doors of the somi-fashionable world which ho frequents, and of which he is, practically speaking, a member. He is a lirst-nightor at tho theatre, walks the Kow ih the season, during which time he can also be met at many afternoon teas and drawing-room receptions in company of people who enter-tiiin a fashionable contempt for politics in general,' and an inveterate prejudice for Parnellitos in particular. In accordance with all this hois amember of the Devonshire Club, by far the most fashionable and expensive of the Liberal clubs in London, the membership of which has almost become an aspiration of youns men about town. In spite of tho alleaation of tho Times against him Mr.McCarthy is not credited by his London friends to be of that criminal conspirator's class of which that newspaper has made him out to bo a prominent member. Even at a time when English public Boiitimont was almost unanimous in abhorring Irish politicians and believing them capable of all treason and str.atagem, oven then Air. Carthy was tacitly accepted as the exception to the rule. I recollect once talking to a bevy of ladies v,n the subject of Russiau politics. The conversation took place in a fashionable London drawing room, and amongst the ladies present was Mi's. Campbell Praed, Mr. McCarthy's ooUaborateur and friend. The conversation drifted from ono topic to an-other.fromRussian terrorismtolrisli agrarian outrages and other events with which the country had recently been startled. One of the ladles, usually of a most mild disposition and most temperate of language, grew vehemently indignant. She was impatient of Irish agitation, and reprobated Irish methods. All tbis was ruining the country, demoralizing the people, and spreading disaster and terror into the best organized sections of the community-she contended, I tried to remonstrate qmetly and tioii. It seems thnt four or iive out of the mem-bt-rs. of the district committee held a meeting not -Vci'y Ulauy Uays Aco for tho pm-jjose of organizing for tho coming year. Fr-onk Mason of \\'eymouth was chairman, and all tho prooeBdmgs aro chai-gcd to have been in tho interest of Col. Miichell of Iiledfield, who is known to have an honorable ninbitiou for tho next coun-cilJonihip nomitiatitin. But Citizen Frank Hokirt of Braintree, who is the presiiiinp ofl'iceron ihis year's ci�rnniite�, entcr&d a viyorous protest iiguuiBt this arbitrai-y and premature rco! anyone may organize a chairmanship campaign of respectable pretensions. Insurance Commissioner Merrill says in the Lawronco Amencan: Gov. Braokett la entirely unlikely to be pei-mlt-ted to go out of pollUes for any considerable period by tho result of the State election; ho ivUl be pretty aertahi, imless he absolutely declines, to be the Ko-pubUcan candidate lor Congress in his district two years from now, and it so, ho will assuredly bo elected; tlio defeat of last mouth Is only an Incident of tho cyclone, and his splendid administration as governor ^vill bo remembered and appreciated by and by. Let no ono put down the man from Arlington 08 a hack nmnbor. There are obvious reasons why the present insurance commissioner should, at this time, feel a sort of melancholy gratitude toward his defeated competitor. His reappointment is said by some to have contributed substantially to the misfortunes of the campaign. AVhich brings to mind that an influential movemenc is lilcely to be soon begun for tho creation of a three-headed insuraueo commission, in place of the one-man system by wliich tho department is now controlled. The talk is tliat the fraternal beneficiary organiz.ations of tho State are about to make a concerted elfort in this direction before tho coming Legislature. - Every one of the joint legislative committees has been violently ripped un the back in the matter of membership. In tho lower branch, for oxamplo, Buck-hn of Adams is tho only mau retimied on agriculture; Britton of Stouglitoii is loft alone ou banks aud banking; while Kitt-redge of Boston rauks first of live members back on cities; constitutional ameutlmonts returns two, >vith Prosho of Boston first; Chairman Cui'tis of Marlboro still holds drainage, with four of his old associates, and .Tosiah Quincy ia tho rankinit member of three sent back to the House on election laws; Ladd of Boston is the only ono on expenditures; four old members are contributed by Federal rola-tions,and Carpenter of Brookline, is tho first among them; there is no one left to toll tho story of fisheries and game; hut Chuirmnn Swallow leads a. veteran guard of six harbors and public lands committeemen; insurance gives three old timers with chah-mau Carpenter nt, tUe Head; and Mott ranks the first of tho returned on labor; Edsou of Barnstable is the only familiar name ou the library list; while Mock of Brockton is the first of three stayers on tho liauor law; Baker, of Lynn, does aolitiiry honor for manufactures, and Lane is number one of three on mercantile affairs; military attairs contributes three holdovers, with Himloy of Acton at tho head; two besides Chairman Emery of Taunton aro returned ou parishoa and religious societies;, iuiutiug Bivesua five old members, with Clarke of Falmouth, first; Goddard of Ornniro loads a prison ooutingeut of three, and iMoriarty of Worcester was the only man on public cliai'itablo institutions to squeeze through. Lesley of Amesbury is the only ono who is politically ulivo on public health, while Salter of Lynn enjoys a like distinction on public servlco. Chairman Kimiiall of Fitchburg, with Powers of Hyde Park and Bullock of FaU River, are an unterrified T.iilroad trium-virate; Henderson of Cambridge is all aluno on roads and bridges; Ladd of Boston is the chlol man in the State House committee quiu-lot: while Ferren of Stonehain has tho rare honor of being the only member of lastyear'sJnnious street railway coiumittce to survive the fortjnii'n of an iinhums campaign: taxation icturns itfi eliainiian. Eilsou (li Btirnstabli., and ihroi) olhi'Ks; Cliiiu'rn:m Murray of Fitcliburn-jvpri.si-nts iiiwn.-., with onuulliiT iiiuji, and i'.iiairman �luhiison oniavtrhiil still stund.s at the head <iii water .sujijily, with lour olli-ersrt'Vurned; woman fiiiiiraw coninbule.s four familiar nnuies, of whicii McEttrick of Boston is first in rank. There is good rcai'on for bflieviiig that Gov. Kussell's Iziautrimil MesKUifo to the IjCgislaturo will be a radical departure from the uninteresting and interminable commonplaces that have peculiarly cliur-octerized the executive documents of late year.s. There will bo no effort made to re-noarse the stiitiHtical details of the variou.s State departments. This duty will be left to their rcfiiective chiefs, thereby shorlen-iuc the gov.TUor's mes.sak'o materially and relieving if of an unreadable iuid complicated eiicumbranco of figures. It Mill ho written aliuo.st entirely in tiie spirit of reform and M-iU cull jiublic attentkm to certain election and legishitive abujsea with a vik-ormiB directiou of hiriguaiio that will leave little of uncertain suggestion in the way of f. specific remedy. It is bate to predict that t will be read wit i a greater and more thorough interest than is the usual reward of such official efforts. In it* aggressive yet conservative dignity, the ordinary citizen will find some soft of ffuoratitoe as to the When.........._________ . point to tho series of past and present cauaeo which have worked and justified present events, she indulged in a sally on the per-Bonell of the Irish loaders. Oppressive landlordism? nonsense 1 The principle of nationalism'/ perfect folly and absurd 1 It was all the selfishness of the loaders and the criminal viciousness of the agitators that was at fault everywhere. The government was always too lenient, and that sort of thing, in dealing with them-she assured mo, and I have no doubt she would have deemed it a service to humanity to undertake the office of executioner in the extermination of all Nationahsts. "And Ml-. MoCanrUiyS" I asked. "Oh, nol" replied Mrs. Campbell Praed. "He is so sincere in his patriotism, and he is just the very one that deplores mast bitterly all these horrid things." I must not omit to mention the fact that the -first lady, who was so demmciatory of tho Ii'ish leaders, had some relatives in Ireland, extensive land owners, who, owins to tho distm-bauoe of the times, had been gi'eatly reduced in their circumstances. As a speaker, Mr. McCarthy is as fluent and agreeable as lie is a writer; but his stylo lacks tho force of passion, the fervor of sentiment and the impresaiveuess of impulse. He seems to have anticipated tho oonstriiction of his own sentences. He has more the manner of a literary man than tho method of a public speaker. While his information makes his spoeohos interesting, they seldom provoke debate or rejoinder. He jias been lu I-'arliament since 1S79, and in'his whole parliamentary career has never made ono speech to create asonsation or done one act to electrify tho country with its result. He is. BO years old, and has managed to steer clear "of any great personal predica-timo of tl ouv:ii..A V... t^t.j q,.---- --------- men ts, and at tho time of the most turbulent excitements, has managed to bo as quiet tmd colkiotgd, and as assiduous in his application as if the whole siu'face were in an unruffled, mirror-like calm. He ia more eiyoctive on lecturing tours than in political campaigns, havinR- more a store of literary and liistorical iiitormatiou at liis disDosal with which to entertain a friendly audience than a capacity of rousing to enthusiasm partisan listeners. Ho has worked a long lii'etimo for the restoration of an Irish parliament, yot his interests have been so closely wedded with London Ulo that in 1886, at the advent of tho homo rule bill, when the prospects of its realization were so near, so probable, Mr. McCarthy told an acquaintance of mine that in the event of an Irish parliament being opened in DubUn, ho tasteful to the poor man. So ho hefchooghif limsoU of a good plan. One night, return-ngfrom the public housti, he swaggered nto tho room and before his tvife oouldsay tt word ho roarod at her, 'Silence, I toll you,' The woman looked un, tetofied out of her senflos. 'I toll you, silence,' ho thvlndered again. The woman trembled in her boots and did not open her lips, 'Not a word, now; silenoel' he cried ferooibusly, ap-pioaohing her nearer. She did not. budge. Then the man sat down and looked into the grate, and both were silent. When tho poor woman recovered her senses she asked him furtively. "I say, Mike, What wos the matter with you? Why did you order rqo to be sHent?" "Why, for fear you might eay something,'' he answered ferociously. Mr. Hoaly in tolling this story was illua-trating the fact that tho government Were framing acoorcion bill, not even on the pretence of tho country's requiring it now, but that the conditions of tho country might make it requisite in the future. Ho has absolutely no respect for person, position or power, and does not require any provocation to display a rudeness that has frequently brought him into trouble with tho chair. It la only necessary for any one to disagree with him, and the person is immediately treated as an enemy. And to bo considered an enemy by Mr. Healy, is to be exposed to every sarcastic. remark. possible, to his bitterest invectives, to the most stinpingr cynicisms and to every annoyance which an ingenious temper can deViso and a contemptuous nature can display. If Mr. Hoaly had no other qualities to make him so consDiouous in the party, the scenes ho ia Instrumental in exciting in the House, would be sufficient to make his name as widely Itnoivn as it is. Of tho two occasions on which I was present W ion tho 1., House ,,.. � ________________ ______ It happened in tiie summer of'87. Anew system of voting had recently been introduced into the House of Oommona, to the usages of which members had not com. pletely adapted themselves yet. Tho business was 01 some minor importance, hut a division was forced, and the uolla rang, and member hurried from all direotions to vote with their respective parties. I am uot awaro of what the techincality of the mistake consisted, but Mr. Hoaly, in haste, had committed some blunder orotlier wh oh did not, by any means, tend to improve his temper or demeanor. There happens to be in the House a gentleman or the name of Mr. Dolislo, who from hia religion as a Catholio and his politics as a Conservative, is partioularly distasteful to gentlemen below tho gangtvay. Mr. De-lislo, feeUng in a particularly pleasant mood, Accosted Mr. Hoaly In the hobby with some very humoroua remarks, on the subject of his mistake. Mr. Healy, instead of appreciating the joke, replied, in plain and unvarnished terms, "I told yi '-----------'- ---- you do Mr. 3__________________________ paper, called an hon6rable member to witness, and when gentlemen returned from division a complaint was lodged -with fhe speaker. It was lato at night, and late in the season, and whore the membera all came from I am at a loss to comprehend, for thebenches which were empty butafow minutes before, were at once packed witli members all eagerly expectant. Sintje the senior of my class was called to the d�6k by tho tutorjhad never beheld a similar scone, and happening to have a Soat under tho clock, I also waited eagerly. When things subsided somewhat, Mr. Delisle stood up and made his complaint orally. Tho speaker iiidiug- the language used by Mr. Healy to )e of a very unparliamentary complexion, roqtiostod him to withdraw. Mr. Healy stood up and equivocated; ho hesitated; he did not see why he should apologize when ho is insulted; in fact, he did not see why he should withdraw when he meant whathe said, "Will the honorable member for Longford withdraw?" asked the speaker, ateutorl-ously. The honorable member remained as silent as a fish. "Then, Timothy Healy, I name you to the House I" came the speaker's impressive voice, and the honorcible member for Longford, accordingly, marched out amidst cheers and counter cheers. The third of the triumvirate, Mr.'Thomas Sexton, is a mau of medium height, with black hair and beard. He Is 41 years ojd, has enjoyed a parliamentary reputation lor the la.�t 10 years of his career, and represents West Belfast, a constituency situated ill tho midst of the most bigoted centre of Tories and Orangemen. Mr. Sexton, in a manner, is a connection of Mr. Healy. He was for 14 years on the staff of the Nation, the property of Mr. T; D. Sullivan, whose daughter is Mi's. Healy now. Mr. Sexton aspired, and won mimioipal honors, having been elected twice in succession to be lord mayor of Dublin, but at the outset of the nomination considerable opposition was manifested to him, oven by his colleagues in politics, and it required the intervention of Mr. Parnoll to secure him tho ratification of a majority. Ho ia not a very busy mau, hut is possessed of considerable tact, and in the absence of Mr. Parnoll, Mr. T. P. O'Connor or Mr. Dillon Mr. Sexton can be seen in tho House endeavoring his utmost to steer tho home rule bark. But it is not to his ability as loader, his capacitiy as a ^vriter that he owes his reputation and position. It is to his mastery as a speaker, which won him a few years ago -jihe vote of being the third orator in tho House of Commons. His speeches are not those of a man of action. Hia sentences are long and involved. 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Adams, in a shop on Eagle at the head of Centre St., North Adams, now owned by the Catholio church. It was here he conceived tho idea of a sewing machine, devoting his evenings to working out the problem, and then, as his task grow more advanced and intricate, working at it exclusively and oftentimes until he grew hungry and ragged as well as moneyless. His employers, the Adams boys, would in these extremities come to his aid with clothes and food, tmtil finally with rapture he exhibited his clumsy, crude but suocose-ful invention, which he kept carefully concealed and locked up in ftu old trunk in a lumber and store room abovo the cabinet shoD. This was while he was striving to Secure a patent, and the writer was a boy friend who would have none other than Wilson build his sleds-a friendship which lasted through life, for Wilson never forgot a fiiench much loss a man or woman whom he disliked. GonsideretS a Granlc. 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His head is most roniarkable; it is ong-shapod, with a pugnacious front, wliio i makes (ho glasses he wears look incongruous with his general appearance. Emerging fi-om � rsilway clerkship ho became Jlr, Parnoll's secretary, entered Parliament, and sit ouco began to display those remarkable abilities of ob.struction which have gained him tho reputation ol being one of the most skilled in tho tactics of the Irish party. Mr. Healy seldom acts on tho d(;fenaivo. He constitutes, so to speak, both the scout.i and the cavaliy of tlio camp. His ventures aro daring tmd hij methods plain, lie does not mince matters. Ho call.s a spado by its plain name, and if ho can make it plainer ho bus no hesitancy in doing so. His mind is e.ssentially critical, and in criticising ho Ik not careful what Innguiiim he eunilnys, cr what iii'ocess id pui';:ui.!. A.s a ti|ieuki.r ho is forcible and e.KprctJ.sivo. He liov.ii >Jot Avoid Qss!ii*rets, and lodlcs as il to siiy; "I'ruy, will some ^I'liilcimui trend (in the t;dl uf my coat'.'" liis teiiiiHT .seems tn be a]-,v;iy>; ;n a .sinould-erjiig eoniiition, rc(iuirin;-v only the leiist tdue.li to hnvo il kindle iijlo a scorchiiij,' ilaiuo. lli.s siioeelie.s are sekluui verv lun^; his sentences are perine:i led in to a boisterou.s hmiior that makes them siroiiK-ly iii(livi tnoamjog Pemocratic ad-minisii-atioa. Leok, absurdity of ii'positiou, or lo ridicule a contention. "There was a man once who was somewhat parti.al to the bottle," I heard lirn tell once a slorv lo a crowded audjonoa n Dublin, "and who had a dread of his wife. 5vcry time he came home, after having lad something to drink, his wife UEed to meet him wiih a volley ol abuse and other unpleasontries which were very Uis- Cliamberlaiu, then) of wliich he has rarely, if ever, repeated himself. Occasionally he is happy in epithet. '"Waste-paper Unionists,'' with which he designated the new party led by Lord Hartington, became their Kouoral cognomen throughout the ooimtry, Froguently he manages to ' I>ro(tuoo a Sanaation In tho House by some simple act, which dr.aws imlversal attention to the point he wants to emphasize. I never can forget the night Mr. Sexton unfolded an enormous bill post which proclaimed conspicuously to "vote for so-and-so, with no ccercioii aud no separation" under it. Ho produced it as a proof against a member who was returned on those liledges, and who was supporting the last coei'ciou bill introduced by the government. Xlie scene was liighly dramatic. In the strangers' gallery rilr. Healy could bo seen peering down on the crowded house beneath; he had been suspended but two days previously for telling some members plainly what he thought of them. The "cloture" was just belnur passed as a prooor,luro of tho House, which threatened to bo It more exasperating grievance to tlio opposition than it ultimately proved to be. 'ihe moat lively apprehensions were entertained by membera of a conspiracy entered on by the government to gajr debate and to force through such important bills as the ono providing for coercion and the land-purchase scheme. Mr. Keiiton, as ho stood up. without calling names, without stigiiiatizing the conduct of members by any other means than by tho irrefutable evidence ho hold in his bunds, and incidentally adverting to Ids friend up in tho strangers' gallery, produced tho most lively impres.slon on the House, and displayed more vividly tho real picture of affairs to the country, than in any of the speeches ho had made on the subject. In the House ho seldom quarrels with his enemy, saving only tho redoubted Maj. Saunderson, who, in a rollicking sort of a way, told once the member lor Bolfa.'?t that ho was no gentleman, to whicii Mr. Sexton retorted that lie did not tell llio truth. Both members were irrowiug soiiiowhat warm in their piirasuolegy wliou llio chan- iiiter-^ e.ned, veVtuked each lor the iiiiparliHuieu-tiiry liiiicuayo he had employed in de.lmto imd ordere'd them lo wiiliilraw. They v.itlidiew, or eaiue lo some t.orlofaeam-iniiiiiise, and the affair ended to the satis-hiciieii (d, Irnili .'iides. (lutside iur. iSoxteu is a (uiiet, uuosteii-tatluus s 0 cents only paid his fare to Colts-ville, where Colonel and Conductor Patten put him off tho cars, after much expostulation and hard words, an indignity -ivhioli ho (AVilgon) koenly remembered until liis dying day, his hatred of Fatten gi'owing more and more intense as he grow in years. With his old carpet bag aud machine, hia linen duster aud his feet hoisting up and down in his rubber shoes, Wilson trudged along the highway to Pittsfield, where, of course, he found no capitalist to join with him in bringing his machine into market or to manulacturo the same, and Pittsfield thus lost a most important branch of nianu-faotming industry, which enterprises until le.to years it was inclined rather to discourage than foster witliiu its territory. After working a, while at his trade and procuring some clothes and money, Wilson went on to Bridgeport. His subsequent prosperity is well known. IKoiuoiiiborod Mis Friend. Wlien the great fire in tho early history of North Adams destroyed the old North Adams House, Arcade building, etc., in which Ills friend, Jasper H. Adams, met with tho accident from falling walls that caused tho amputation of his leg and nearly oost him his life, Wilson, so strong in his friendship, came at oncp to see his old patron and friend in need. While ho o-wed tho village as a whole a kind of grudge. it struck his brain that here was a chance to show theseold scoffers of his what ho could do, and to build a monument marking his success which they had not the means or tho ambition to do. Ho bouglit tho burned acreage at a price which did not make the losers by the conflagration so licht in pocket as they might have been otherwise. He suminoneil a noted architect from New York, as also ] ccuitfuetors for mason and woodwork, and covereil the liiiriied district with that most sjiaciouB hotel in western Jia.'ssachuBetts, the '�AViisoii lloiisy." He wi,s per.ionally ou the ground during its onnstruelion and was the big- man of the jdaoe, while the wealth of the village lofikod on ania/.ud at "AVilson's folly," which they predicted never would pay anybody. -^'et, iu his day, Wilson had tlio satisfaction of Booing it pay others iis it would him if he had not become for a timo entangled m lawsuits._ Mrs. Whitney's Diamonds. 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