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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 14, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts THE BOSTON SUOTAT GLOBE-SUNDAY, BECEMBER 14, 1890-TWENTt-ETGHT PAGES: BEI. � BOTLEE. Last Time on Lecture Platform. He Eulogizes Wendell Phillips. Orator, PMlaEtliropist aM Statesiiiai. Personal Letters Public. Made Gov. Brackett Presided at Treniont Temple. to tho Unton, (Ato^jltaso). Kcom tt)!^* day there WHS no diffe>-enoe between Phillips and me on any qnestioii . . , �, ^ Phillips got baclc agttin into good Boston society. But in tho oourso of teconBtrnoUon Phillips iiBain oommittod an error in corn-ins out in favor of a certain amendment, Tho doors of Beacon St. wore affaln shut and cranked wlion they were opened. (I^usrh- In Tremont Temple, last niffht, before a largo audieuco, Gon. Benjamin F. Butler (IcliTcro.d a lecture upon "Wendell Phillips." It was his last appearance on the leoture pl.itforin. It was the fifth lecture of the Wendell Phillips lecture course and was called a red letter occasion. Amonff tho many seated upon the plafc.. form were Mayor Charles D. Palmer of I;owoll, Rev. Dr. A. A. Miner. Col. A. C. Drink water, S. Jaros, A. M. Thayer, N athau-lel C. Fowler, and Jonu D. Driscoll. Promptly at 8 o'clock Gen. Butler, leaning upon tho arm of Gov. J. Q. A. Brackett, ascended tlie steps to the platform. They were sroetod with ureat applause. Sidney Woodward, a younq; colored tenor, Rccompauiod by Mr.s. K. I-eB. Tilton, organist, sans witli effect Millard's "Ave Maria." Gov. Brackett said: I have boon invited to preside at this meeting. Thin is a Sfrvioo 1 eladly render. I am plart to aid this course ana to show my respect to tho honorable gentleman who is to address you tonight. (Applause.) Thi story of AVondcll Phillips will tonijjht bo told by his lifolonsj friend. 1 now introduce to you Gen. B. F. Rutler, who will address you upon Wendell Ptiillips. (Applause.) When Gen. Butler arose he was greeted with continuous applause. He spolce for one hour and three-quarters in a conversational manner. Con. lititler Saiti t Your Excellency, La.i>;ks and Gen. tlemkn, Fkllow-Citizens-I come to speak ol^ Wendell Pliillips, the orator par ,excellence, tho philanthropist without a rival, the slatesman who reached beyond �hisKcneratiou. (Great applause.) He was ,born in this city, almost within voice-shot of the place ivhero we are, in 1811, of a family distiuBLiishod for pioty and every good work, known tlirouprhout the Commonwealth and larijely throushoutthoministry, stern in their ortliodox doctrine. ! Phillips had tho cood fortune to have sev-, era! brothers and sisters; he was among the .youngest. I say it is eood fortune to liavo a pious mother and good brothers and sisters. The only fear I have of New England is that .the 'old families are dying out. Families bronglit up by such mothers as brought out such men. Ho early showed preferenco for oratory. When quite young ho u.sed to draw chairs before him and address them. His father used to say, "Wendell, don't you get tired of tliiaV" and ho said, "No, sir." One of tlio tenels ho owed his mother v/m that ho believed in religion. Phillips, though highly born, was taught humble- PPSB. Tho other things he cot from his mother was ."ioftness of speech. Under more afflictions and abuse than any other man of Ills ago ho never was leard to say a harsh word. He said tliougli. many pointed things. AVhen 1 was a vouth m Lowell, tryinff to fit myself for college, it so happened that I had tbo care of tho olfieo directly next to liini. My lessons, in the classics troubled me. I at last told him my troubles. He treated me with tbe kindness he did any one else. I don't think he could have treated me better if I had been blaok. (Laugliter and applause.) Ho aided mo, and I troubled liira ever afterwards. A friend-shin g-rew up between ns. Wo differed In politics and many other thinffG,yetevon when Mr. Phillips was teacliing the anti-slavery van that friendship never waned. Although we differed we at last cams together. . He ncgtuired his profession and stood high In it for a young man. He seemed to have all that B young man desired-position hi Boston Bociety, so desired by some (laughter), the petted son of Harvard, which was fomewliat more then than now. (Laughter,) le had A 'Warnt Heart, a very clear perception of a logic of truth and goodness, and he rather turned to anti-slavery, although not actively at first. He was fortunate to meet Miss Annie Terry (a namo never to be mentioned without a sigh for her invalid life from tha day of her marriage to Wendell Phillips). Bho was a thorough-going anti-slaveiy woman, und as PliiUips said, ^'sho brought him anti-slavery." About lR:i7 he made his first anti-slavery BPcooh in Lynu. It was in a Methodist cnureh, lor that church, got early imbued witli that question. It made a very gi'oat Impression. Aiw: that speech all of Boston's doors were shut against him. His family T.-ondored why ho was led astray. Thoy treatr-d him sis one harmless outside nn insane asvlum. Shortly after, I think the following September, Lovejoy. at Alton, 111., was mur-derod while defending his press. His press end all his helongiijg.s were flostros'ed by a mob. The outraso made a ifreai impression upontlie whole country. It was an attack upon the freedom of the press, a defiance of tho laws and an attack upon free speech. They had aiiieetiug in Faneuil Hall tode-nounce tins. Dr. Channing presided at this meeting. Resolutions were drawn up atrainst this outrage. There came into tho hall Attorney-General Austin. Ho made a veiT cunning and well-put speecli against tho resolutions. It looked as though tho resolutions would not be put through. A yomig man. slight of build.with silvery tone, arose, waited and then ho began, and alter speaking" a few minutes he gained applause; a few minutes more he grot the mr-.-ting in his bands and swayed it only Wendell Phillips could sway an audience. , , 'I'hoso resolutions were carried. That tlTort put him at ilio head of iho oraiois of Massachusetts and the nation, a position which ho hold until the hour of his death. He never failed where he could be heard hy an audience. When he addressed the yi Eta Society, of Harvard College upon what Hai'vard had not done for science and society which she ought to have done he ^vas applauded and some regretted it tho next day. (Laugliter.) , ,^ I often wondered u'liy he did not po down to Charlestown and make an anti-slaverv speech. If ho had gone there and spoken 10 minutes tilings would liave probably been somewhat different, (.^.pplausu.j I have spoken of bun as an anti-slavery man only. That %vc.s sunply only one comer of his charucier. Ihere was no cause in tho world that Mrs. Wendell Phillips embraced that Wendell Phillips did not go with her. . . ^ He became the champion ol woman tuf- 'Ho became the champion of labor. He classed black and white labor together. In that he and I stood Uigether. (Applause.) Tlio Irlsli CaUBo came over here early. Froude was sent over by the Englieh people to toll us about it. PhilhpE told us in such a manner that It. has made us stand by Ireland ever siaoe. fGreat applause.) Wendell Phillips was lier proud defender, and tho Irisli people bowed do^vn to him. It wat a touching ' - -'t burial to see four , othing could drive Mr. PlillUpa from a fnend, whether ho was a down-trodden slave or a major-a-onoral in thearmy. . If tho friend was right he stood by him. , As early as 1803 ho waa much tronbled by thti war. What wore wo to do With our enemies when we had whipped thorn? When the question came up Mr." Lincoln was always oHfering some method to got them back. Mr. Lincoln offered evory-thmg, threatened a little. I did not oaro toseothe negro question broucht to the Suiiromo Court, booauso out of tho nine judges, tliroo always want to become presidents. (Applause.) I wanted the slave to be taken care ot, and I wondered at tho great clemency of Mr. Linooiii, and I imputed it to his kindness of heart. So tliiit Mr. Lincoln's kindness of heart unfitted him for that time. On the 11th of December. 1803, I sent Mr. Phillips my order on the negro, and I received a reply from him. Now, I have not very good eyes. I Iinvo not handsome ones. (Laughter.) I will ask Mr. .Tavos to step forward and read the letteris.  Mr. Javos read tho Folloivlne X.ettors: [Prlvnto,] HSADQnAnTERS ElOIlIKKNTH All.MY OOKPS, Dsn. of VmoiKiA add Noktii Oakolisa pokt MoNROK, Va., Deo. 11,1863. Mr Dear 8ir-Please find onclosod a copy of my order relating to tho negroes. Ilavo you read tlio metBugo and proolamatlon? The administration has put the negro, his liberty, his future, Into tho hands of the Supreme Court. God help him It ho litis no other relugol And .yet .no one aeenm to, see the point, at least so far as lean see from tho newspapers. Will Congress aronso to the question? 1 hivvo marked this "prlvnto" hocauso I havo no business to dismiss suoh nffnlrs. hut 1 may say as. much to on earnest man.' Tours truly, . Bbnjt. F. Butleb, SlaJ.-Qan. W�ndoU PhllUii8,EB'(i.,'IlOBton. . Boston, Deo. 18,18B3. Dbar Sm-Your note of the 11th hat Just reaebed me, and I thank you heartUy for It. I took just that view of tho message at Angust� last Thursday, but havo yet found no one to fiyinpatliize >vith mo, I was beginning to ask whether I,mistook orexttg-gei-atod tho danger when your note oame. I shall ipeak on these points In Now York soon, and press the objection you allude to as well as that the plan leaves the largo landed proprietors ot the South still to domineer over Its politics and make tho negro's freedom a mere sham. Until a large share of those States are divided the aristocracy Is not destroyed, neither Is any fair chance given for the dovelopment of a system of free labor. Of course your oommunloatlon shall bo strictly oonlldentlal. I recognize the etiquette of your position.' Yours faithfully, Wpnoill PuiLUPd. Gen. Butler. Extract from a speech delivered by Wendell Phillips at Cooper Institute, New York, Deo. 22,1863: Inhla proclamation'Hr. Lincoln proposes to set aside the oonfisoatlon not, and allow slaveholders, with the exception of, a fow hundred men, to return to their estates and come back by a vote of onii-tentb Into the Union. Kvery man knows that liind dictates government. If a few men own ihe torrltory, It Is an oligarchy. Tlilrty thousand families own England, and It le an oUgatflhy, Every Maaaaohusotts farmer ovma his farm, and JoiT Davis, muUtpUed by 1,000,000 could not make It other than a democracy. Lot me conllscate the land of tho Buuth and put It Into the hands of tho negroes and white men who have fought for It, nndi'ypu ilan go to sleep with your parchment. I have'got the Union down thero by a natural route which nobody can over change. You don't make governments like a clapboard house; you plant them like an oak.  (Plant me a hundred thousaud negco farmers and n hundred tliousand white soldiers by their side, and 1 will risk tho South, Davis and oil.) William the Conqueror divided England among his nobles and they hold It today. Divide the territory of tho South nmbiig our nobles, blanks and whltos, that have won It, and then we arc safe. "Every union man at the South saya"GlV6 us the power and weonn safely come baok; keep tt.from us and we must be cither exiles or hanged." Wr. Lincoln's proclamation gives to the old slave holders under the new guise of land owners, the power of tho State. This plan has been tried and found wanting. (Here Mr. Phillips recounts tho experiences of the West India Islands with slavery). Wo have laid S60,000 of the noblest Uvea in tho Union In the gi'ave; we have mortgaged tho Industry ot the future for 83,000,000,000. Itlemyoom-peusatlon money to the slave-master; and 1 for one dunmnd of a goverumcni that means It, substantial, practical common sense protection to the men whom the government has freed. I am to be the foul of no legal terms -the slave to no hiwyer's precedents. Tho Union has robbed 4,000,000 uf men and tholr ancestors for 70 years. We might have been oontentod once to have olutohod them, homeless, poor and naked, from tho Jawi of the Uon, Wit we have ground that lion to povrder, and to vhe slave belongs the land ha has redeemed. This nation owes to ;the negro not merely freedom, but land and education (Applause). It Is a debt wlUoh will dlsgrace'us beforo tho world If wo do not pay it. It is the first longing of tho^negro, he knows what lands mean. The division of the South Is not be tween the white and black, but between the oU-gorchy that own the soil and tho people that range below, herded white and black in one promiscuous vassalUgo. Tho negro liaa never hoard of power except as associated with lands. That couflscatlon act Is a jewel of ooneresJlonal policy. Launch upon US natural laws or save us by tlve constitution; but Mr. Lincoln's proclamation gives us neither. Tliat proolamatlon frees tho slave and Ignores the negro. It ombiolls our future, cripples our resouroea; It doubles the danger of foreign Intervention and prolongs tbe war 30 years. I have no distrust oi war. Cannon know no trioka. isoeno on tho day of his -------- _____ Strishmen ley upon idscfiiket a small tlowor. (Applause.) Would to God, now locking ixt rod isventE in Ireland, xhat Phillips was alive to stand up lor wiother Irish leader. Ap- ^'wiiPn in 18G0 aliepuhlican President was Rlected and when 3 a States wcm out in re-belUou and some of them seizi-.d tiio prop-fcitv of the Unitod Stat'.i.s, then PUillipt baw that slavery wiis doc-m'-u. emblei.i of law, �led Hiy 5ervioi>ii BosTOK, Dec. 11,1804. Gen. BuUer: DsjiM SiK~Ihank yon tor the oonfldonoa your letter shows in me in ray cordial regard for yourself. It would hav� been answered sooner, but I have boon too much away from home to leavo mo time to write. Your spoaoh was not reported In oar popem in the terms you st�te, but In words much stronger ond wholly uneqoivooaL AU tmderstood you as I did. But let that pass-you are the best authority; I regret the even slight attontlon I made to it, exuept for one result, that It gives me, answering your note, the opportunity. to fell you how pro-foundly surprised all your friends hereabouts were at your speeoh. I do not refer to tho comparatively small olrole of touhnloal abolitionists, but to that wide oirolo whloh regards you osthegeuluB whointhe war has thrown to tho aui--taoe. (Apphuuie.) You must be awaro that the roots of your popularity are in the hoarfji and graU-tade ot tho radical wing ot the liepublloan party, the earnest men of tho fimofl. (Applause.) Such men are fully aware of tlio . danger of foolish disastrous compromise to which tho orudo notions of racently convorted Democrats anil Bell-Kvorott men oxpuso tho notion. Such men look to you as ono ot tlio sure biUwarlu against that danger. When your Kow York speech welcomed the South back by the 8th of January, before a conatltutloiuil amendment could possibly be seciur^d, ,wo radicals put the speech alongside these articles of the Kew York Dally 'i'hnes (which say to the South, substjintlallj', "only submit and wo will nlsciuid with you lu Congress all other cnndltlons)," and we were, 1 oonfess, boUi surprised and dismayed. I absiire you 1 beard such sentiments from men wbo havo known and followed you for 20 yoars as woil as from those who have just learned to follow yon. We knew that you were fully aware of and nllve to the contingencies, to whloh the r.inanclpaUon Procbvmatlon Is exposed, and that made us all the more surprised at yonr apparent willingness to truiit all to it. Ilemember I have never uttered In prlvato or pub-lie ono word hnpLvlng distrust of you. With others, I have merely felt it impossible fully to uudersUmd the reason and full purpose of your speech. M'e see, of course, that such an oiter as you sui?-gest, made to iho South and by her rejected, would give tho war Democrats, who voted for Abraham Lincoln, ihe coveted oiiportmiliy of saying to llielr peace rivals. "There AbroJiam Ltn-coin has made, honorably, the samo oflcr which g. B. McClcllan wovUd have done traitorously, iind you see how useless It ta," but that gain would bi too do.'trly bought by a stop which would confuse and let down the Korthern pmpose and athnulatc lo trefch octlvltj' the worst tilementa of tho Itepublicun paity. Its too-hesti'-peaoemakei'fi-on-Ruy-tcruis, our prracut rock ahead. Understund. my dear General, no one attacks you -there Is no disposition that way. Men aro only confused and painfully suiprlscd br tho ouo whose course nt-ver confused them beiorc and never sur^ prlst-d them except pleasantly. We w alt plt^asauily kui} UidBt of us very confident that we bh;dl find you all rigni when you fully txplalu yourself. Yuu mJiv be surprlBed at the franluHiBs with which I U-.U vou of this QlSbatiEfactlon. I do bo Pccuuse I luiow you art able to bear aud eager for the exact ti utli. I am no politician, but one anxiocb about your f umrfc, tet^ause counting larg**ly on you to lead the true Dfcinocracy of thlK nullon. It^iut'uiber we look upon you lis a very large part of our capital for the future aud we cannot nJford lo havo jou nufiundcretaud auyactlon of your countiy men. .'( Chiy a.-id Webster had had frleuds to tcU ih'.-m ih-: trulb ihty w',uid h.'ivo stood wbt;i� thty loured Uj hii where wc hope to see you bomy di^y (App!au�t.) Excuse niy Imposltjg lUls lonp Iftler on you; only niT Tfcr>-dfceplut^TtoL Iri tU Utut '-oticeriiS jou can excuaelt. Vtry lauhfuily, 'VL.Vni.LL I'liiLLirs. Is done, Is to be pushed to tho bitterest extremity. Tliat another draft would bo necessary, which must be a reality. That' some means must bo tal^en to bring tho coantry up to severe measures. That oonllBcatlon In tee must bo res'Srtod to In order to relievo ourselves from tho bmden of bounties, whloh are filghtfuliyexhausmigour towns and oountlos, and therefore tho country. A taia-tlon burdensome is not less so because it is local, not lightened by the foot that every man's property may be taken on exooutlon to pay it as onr county and totvn debta may be oollooted. Indeed, 1 look upon this Imirionso aooumulatton o� local debt as ono ot the most alarming tacts in our future, to be met with direct taxation-borrowed at a rate of interest whloh cannot be diminished as can n national debt by sinking funds and consolidations astlio credit ot tho nation grows stronger, because those sums raised by cities and towns wore borrowed when their credit was undoubted. Tlie future will snow a struggle (the next great one on this continent) to get rid of the burden. You will say that the debt Is hold by men ot wealth ns an Investment and that the whole community will bo Interested In maintaining it. But look nronnd you. The men ot wealth owned the turnpike roads and toll bridges, the whole wealth ot the State was interested In keeping tho system up, It was ono of t)io favor-lie Invostnielitfl of SO years ago. But ns soon ns the voter found It murepvofltiiblo to vote for hlmsell a free bridge to build a common road ns good as the turnpike, freo.brldgos were the order ot the day, and turnpikes were discontinued. Slllllons were lost or sunk-another form ot repudiation. Mark, I nm loo radical by far to complain of this. I only accept tho fact and profit by It. Again, as soon as yoiu- local taxation upon the income to pay the interest of those debts (and the rates, if he doesnot repudlnfo, will take care that the laxnllon to meet the Interest ot tho debt shall come on tho Incomes), npproxhnates'to a respectable portion of the Income derh'able from them, then the men of wealth will not hold them or, at a depre-, olalod value only, which would be of Itself the fndt fulparentof repudiation. Further, tho vote by whloh the govornmejit has beon sustained can bo easily ohatiged, and would have been If tho loaders of the bemooraoy Irad as much brains as could .be put in a illbort, and can and will bo now before your oonstltutional amendment can bo acted upon by tlio people. It you do not take care. Still more the necessary harsh measures' towards tho South must be gratified to the'judgment: ot the minority as well as to the rust of mankind if: they are to bo carried out without overflowing-the government. Let us boo what Is proposed to bo done'. There are at the South but two kinds of property-lands and slaves; We have taken the last and propose to take tho first. Now then to justify ourselves to the world-to take away all cause of complaint by the patriotic men-and Miere are such in the minority to secure the very object you and your radical friends are desiring, tho couflscatlon of slave property, to � relievo ourselves from burdens too grievous to be borne-to flU up our armies by a volunteer "process, with bounties whloh would only bo payable In the lands of the. iSouth when tho soldier hns earned them, to prevent the very evil. that you think 1 doslro to brln^ on, to wit-a compromise; to put an end to the amnesty proclamation which being without limit paralyzes all-confiscation; to untie the North, to divldti tho" South and to justify ourselves to the severe action of'' tho confiscation, and a llngulshmcnt of .tho donil-. nant men Of tho South, and to make certain thiit: with a forfeiture ol all their property by rejection of a prolfi^ed amnesty which could never be reonlled, and thus the emancipation of the slave secured beyond aUehanoo of bolngagnln put In Issue to make a case for the Supreme Court to stand upon to de-cldo Its validity on a not debatable ground I propose what- An offer of amnesty and pardon so fiUl, sofah-, so just, except to ourselves, that all tho world would cry out shatuo If It were not accepted, and Its rejection would bury tho present organization so deep as to bo beyond tho peradventure of a resurrection with to them no objectionable word in it. This, I know, woitld not be accepted, because 'Quern deus vult pordoro prlns denienbat." .In no event would tho leaders have come to tt, Thoy will. In thci event of our sucooas, go to Mexico. They will do so In case of amnesty; you never will get one of them. Now, tlieretore, to gain this point-to make it certain horeattor no ohnrga shoiUd bo justly made that the radicals, with Whom I hold myselt a representative, were not willing to deal liberally and fairly with the South. '�.I swallowed tho abuse poured out so freely, Bubmlttfe to tho obloquy so lavishly bestowed by my Southern brethren; forego the epithets of brutal beiiat, tyrant, robber, showered down In such delightful profusion, and made the ofl'or only us it seems to mo misunderstood by thoso who should h.-vvo know mo bettor-"Coi)id yo not watch with mo ono hour?" Mntk this, nhhongh It Is perilous to predict. This offer not made by us and rejected by them, when made by them will not bo rejected by ns. Lot them after a fejv more victories come to us and say wo wlU coma back Into tho Union upon tho old basis and submit to tho laws, and yonr Congress will receive them as we did Wostorn Virginia and Eastern Virginia without any guarantee on tho subject of slavery. When thoy make it I wlU not agree to it, but you win nood all your eloquence, imd I all the flrmuees to prevent its aonoptanoo. Ii� nation tired of war, a specious offer looking to twenty-flvo thousand (26,000) voters In throe (8). great States nbla to change the result of tho lata Presidential .oleollon, my word for it, when that Is made by them yoitw'lll wish that it had not been oariler mndo by us liiid rejected by them, so as to have possed beyond the pale ot negotiation. Look at your Congress and your President. Two oominlttees on the subjeot ot reconstruction and receiving black loyal (?) States, and none on confiscation. An amnesty proolamatlon ns full as anything I proposed Indcilnllely open-a confiscation bill cmnsculalod by roeoluttou, a loyal Virginia Leg-Islatutb electing two (2) senators of tho United States by (i voto of nluo (0) to six (0), neither of whom Is pledged to emancipation-a single disaster as single -victory as did Atlanta, may turn your majority. Verily Is there no danger? Not lo bo stayed by tho Supremo Court, for did not Chase tall you In Ohio, and was not tho girl IMargarot sont baok? Judtti betrayed his Jtaster; Peter denied Illm hi tho hour of danger, but Panl, tho lawyer, one ot tho persecutors, stood Arm in bonds before Ca-snr, id-though to gain his point he compllmnntad tho people of Athens for being in all th||ngs very reUglous, which .pleoo of diplomacy was so lltilo conipre-hendod by his translators as to render tho phrase "too snperBtitlouo." The future will tell who Is truo to tha oountiy and to freedom, and to that test wo must leavo it. Thanks for your frank kindness and forgive tlds rambUng note. Yours truly, BKSJ. F. BUTLBtt. Wendell PhlUlps, Esq. P, S. Excuse the manifold lottor writer, but I am at sou. Continuing, Gen. Butler s.aid: I brought tlieso letters to your attention to show the statesmanship of Wendell Phillips. Ho saw the danger. Tho thing I wanted to prevent has boon done, A consoquonco is so many Confederate brigadier-Konerals in Congress today. This Phillips loresaw. ,; This is my last otfort on tho locturc platform, which he raised in tho cause ol right and justice.. . . ^, I can say m conclusion, PhiUiiis, in thy grave resting, yours is one ol l;ho few names that were not born to die. ,, , After tho "Star Spangled Banner" had been sung by Siunoy Wood%yortli, Uov. Brtickett called upon tho students of lu.s-kogco normal school, Tu-skegoo, Ala., for songs, which wore given to tho delight of the audience THIS IS ONE VOTI FOR Dropped Dead Before His Door. Name. Town. State. COooupaUon hero.] -IX- AND ALSO ^t3 THE MOST POPULAR PERSON Toted for among all the olo^gn^ admlUod to (She loglon (Slabe 3!fOTM* Cutout this coupon and write or aianip in th6 first hlanh the. uaine, address and occuptHon or claasificailon of the person of your choice. In voti7i0 for a Fire or J^tilifia Company ffive the .name or number of it and the town where it befoTiffH, Unless some othci* name is ivrltfen in the blanh space below thei first' hailott the person or organization nanieri in' the fi/rst wUl also he credited with a vote as the tnost popular person atnong ailthetplasses admlited to the carnivah The iei^n person will, for'' oonveuience, bt held to cover a fire or militia company. KNOWING ONES LAUGH. Twine Will be Cheapef, Thanks to the Cci-dage Manufacturers-Harvostei- Trust Not'a Factor, Minneapolis, Minn., Oeo. 13.~The reports emanating from Chicago tliat tho newly formed Hnrvestor trust will fight the twino trust and tlitis give tlie farmers cheap twine, are laughed at in this seotion. The exactions of the machine men in tlie past and the well-known fact that they ll.avo always absorbed a largo part of the cost of twmo to the � consumer give the farmers no reason to exjieot cheap tvrine from this new consolidation. The story sent from Ocala that the Alliance will indorse the machiite trust is absurd. Such a resolution would be tho Solitical end of eveiY leader from the lorthwost. It is believed liere that the machine men are trying to divert public attention from the fact that their consolidation means dearer machines by alleging that they will secure cheaper twine for the consumer. It is certain twine will be cheaper this year, a fact due entirely'to tho exertion and business enterprise ot tbo cordago mauu-faotuDcrs In securing cheaper fibre. ' SAlEi MAN miED Police Officials Call it a Clear Case of Assafisiiiiitioii. One' Man-Arrested and Officers Lookina; for Another. When the .tirs!, Vmw was tlie fiaz of the \u..oa, lis. e Wjerty ana Xiefcaoic, l ttiiGu, Orr WirwjNGTOK. iJec. 20. iS04. llr X>ri.l: Brr.-TiiUi > c.u have bo nuirh ot itood In your ophilon of mt- ia a fc.iur(.c of cnjulsilu- Jtralldca-tion~l am indetd Kii^uiidei-bluod. taking your report bs a bbci& X ii^Qi&v, 02 Ctpr^gttt X did, UiSi WAT, t>&lor� u Reoounting in Chelsea. The Chelsea Board ol Aldermen put in another busy night last night counting the votes on aldermen and on tho license question. The contest is between John F. I.,ow, Dem., and Edward E. Willnrd, Rep. According to the othcial returns Low was elected as the eighth member of tho board by a plurality over Willard of eight votes. Friday night tho votes of ward 1 were counted, and Willard made a net gain of one, reducing Low's lead to seven. Last night ward U was iinlshod, aud in that ward Low gained live votes, iucreasiiig his plu rality to I'J. The total vote now stands Low, 12fl8', Willard, 125G^_ Fire Engines on Time. Kkwton, IJec. 13.-An alarm from box 45, at 3.25 a. m., was for a fire iuH.O. Churchill's house on Auburn St., Auburn-dale, occupied by A. Ij. ^Voodnide. Tho lire apparently caught in the I^ of the house; cause unknown. Dauingo SMOO. At B.45 o'clock this afternoon another alarm was rung from box ;-(:n for a liie at tho I'lno li'arni school on (,'hestiuil St., West Kewton. It was caused by an overheated chiuiiiey setting firo lo the woodu'ork. Tlio damage was slight. SANG THE SONG_OF VICTORY. Mayor-Elect Alger and Friends Meet Around the Dinner Table and Glory Over the Election Result. A dinner complimentary to Hon. Alplious B, Alger, mayor-elect of the. citv,of Cam �bridge, was enjoyed by some ISO of his friends at tho American House lasf. eveiiing. The. ocoa,sion was not a party domonsti-a-tion, nor was it even confined to tlie citizens of the classic city. Hon. J. M. Vf. Hall presided. Ho began the after-dinner speaking by tho sentiiheut that it was not the object of tho festivity to rejoice in tho defeat of Mr. Alger's opponent, who was a worthy citizen of Cambridge, and it was only his misfortune that a better man was against him. Mr. Hall answered tho objection as to the "oftico seeking the man" by saying that in this case tho oUice sougiit tho man and tlie man tho otlice, as well, "It was not a partisan nomination, said tho sneakflr. "Our Crionds,tho Democrats- we Rit'.ill all ho Domocrats pretty soon, and so will everybody, if things keep on as thoy havo been going-accepted Mr. Alger's iianio in the face of his declaration that ho would not be a party candidate." Mr. Hall then proposed a toast to tho sito-cess of Mr. Alger's administration, tvhich was drunk standing, with much enthusi- Mr. Algor responded warmly to tho welcome accorded liim, and said in regard to the amendments to tho city charter; "Personally! might feel it was as well to lot the ohartoT stay as it is. I know a chief executive likes to have tho responsibility divided, but tho tendency of the past few years has beon to throw more responsibility On tho executive head of the city, placing tbo rosponsiliility whore it belongs. "At tlio same time, I feel that where tho responsibility is placed on tlio chief, that responsibility produces a groat conservatism. Removals are now likely to be made only for cause. "i'orsonaliy, I might object to the election of aldermen for two year.s. 1 believe tho nearer a public otlicer is to the people the better it is for the pooplo," A letter ot I'ogret was read from Hon. William E. Russell and later a telegram snying that Mayor E. W. Gihnore'was com. pclled to bo absent by sickness. Letters of regret were also read from Col. Charles II. 'i.'aylor, ,1. G. Abbott, llalsey J. Biiardman, Leopold Morse, E. L. Pillsbury, William K. Barry and Col. William H. Lee. Hon. J. AV. (.Corcoran wa6introduce<l un 'n ago. -liispect-or Knox and Hiu-ctive Byrnes arrested Mary Clark yt-sti-nlay iiftenioon on a charire of sliOpliltiiijj. .Miuy is about 40 years old, aud i-laiiii.^; to ri-.^id._- in Soulh Boston, rile I'olice .Mi>' that kIio does her purloining by means ot a luulV. -Wo get first-class lotljniiKs at the "Pmo Tri'e House." iSlL-aiii heat and everythiiig for 75 cents. -Thealarni from box 410 at 5 o'clock yeslerday was lor u <l;j:hi lii-o in a ]iost;il car on the E.j-ti-rn railro.-i-l. Tlu-lii-o origi-ualeil from an over-heatLd stove �^Vest and fought our liattlcs. Such men aro 'Vankees if 'iankco means aiiytbing, ami their presence means the doing away with intolerance aud bigolrv, aud gentlemen, 1 congratulate Mr. Alger ui.on his friends." District Attorney P. H. Cooley said that some of the citizens "who made their stock in trade of virtue, the danirerous classes, the citizens, etc.." had come to him to ask favors for one of tho nuist defiant lujucrr taw breakers in the city ot Cambridge, wliilu Mr. Alger, though ho had claims ot trieiidship, would ouly say, "Do what you think yon ought," Other speaivers wore Hem. William N O.sHood. M. E. liideout, r.mi Editor Builuui of the Cambridae Chrouiclt. volved m tho tragic affair. Who conimilted the murder it is impossi-bio. to. state, but it is expected that lin-,.i portant evitlonofi will be revealed before the sun sots tonight. This is the first; murder In Salem for more than 20 years. .' GOOD WOEK THE SIBtGERS. Mr. George L. Osgood's Choral Society BeirtriB Its Beoond Boason Pleasantly. Already established as a Boston institution, the Singers' society began its second season's work yesterday evening under favorihg auspices. Mr. George L. Osgood is fortunate in having so well equipped and so responsive a vocal corps. It is true that thoro is. not yet quite the just balance ol parts-tho soprano and tenor forces outranking tho rest, undoubtedly-yet the director gains admirable results from the resources at his hand. In accordance with what seems to bo the plan of those concerts, the fine audience in. Music Hall last niglit found the first portion of the programino decidedly tho woighlier. A Bach motet, with fugue und choral, severely scholastic, opened the programme. Something of its sedateness seemed to rest upon tho Schumann ritor-nels, which followed. Tho solos by Mi. Johnson, Mr. AVant and Mr. Crocker wero beatitifiiUy given, but neither in their work nor in that ot the chorus was there the free life and spirit that one expected. Brahm's moiu-nfnl, beautiful "Death of Trennar" was sung with wonderful expression, the piano accompaniment to the women's voices hoing played by Mr. Clayton .lohns with mucli aitistlc skill. Mr. <J. IVI. Loeffler performed tho Bach cliaconne, easily .surmounting its difficulties, and gaining recalls that wero all deserved. With Mendelssoliu's sotting of tho psalm "Why Do the Heathen Rngo,'' the more sober part of tho programme came to an ond. A very agreeable impression was made by tho singing ot .Mrs. Seabury C. Ford, one of the soloists for tho occasion. In Heidling er's "Revery" she did not appear to mucli advantage, ljut tlio blithe song by Ities, and Chopin's florid mazuvlca gave full scope for a vo oe ot unusual taciloii&ss and brilliancy. Mrs. Ford was very much applauded, and after her third recall saiiK an English song, which gained her added favor. Schubert s "Night Song in the Woods," for men's voices, with quartet ot liorn.s, wa,s given with success, and Taubcrt's "Birds," with Mr. Jghns'accoinpaniuient to the voices ot tho women, was ono of the gorns of the concert. It would be well-nigh impossible to excel the ot eifect that was gained. Dvorak's "Woodland Angelus," a Swedish folk .song (rodemanded, and with excellent reason), Beckc?r'a "Winds" and Mr. Osgood's own "Christinas Carol" completed a programmo, as a whole, was thoroughly interesting and eii.ioyablo. The concert will be repeated tomorroti' night. For the occasion of �their third .appearance tho singers promise Dvorak's "Hundredth Psalm," Berlioz's "Death ot Ophelia." Schultz's "i'\)rest Harps" and Grieg's nrauiaticcantata, "Olal Trygvason," which, like tho two precjcding offerings, will be novelties here. Afull orchestra ^nll assist tho society. ^ BENT ON TRAGEDY. was oAoof phenomenal success; his preach-.JngjWaa eil'ootive;. the church was filled eseyy.iiStuiday, and just before he loft us "drriinsenionts wero sot on foot lor the erection of a larger church. "The time ciimewhen liis views on certain ecclesiastical questions were changed, and after ills decision was reached ho aeclared it openly to the church, and withdrew." Resolutions adopted by tlio church at Nor-wich, Conn.i on the news ol his death wen then read. Rev. George S, Butters of Nowtonville, one of his old friends, spoko of his sterling worth and marvellous qualities, and of the many ways in which he himself had been helped m his own work by him who'is now silent forever. Deacon W. F. Slocum spoko briefly and feelingly of the many excellent qualities whioh had drawn the people of this parish to him in the short time he had been with thom. A selection was very touchingly rendered by the quaitet, followed by Rev. Heiiry J. Patrick in the benefaction, after which the remains were viewed by maiiy friends. The floral offerings wero elegant and covered the altar and casket, filling the church with their fragranoo. There was a broken sickle and wreath from, tlie Sunday soliool, an open book with tho words "From Gloi-y to Glory" from his church, a beautiful crescent from Mrs, Taylor's Sunday school class, lovely Eastor lilies from the Woman's Temperance Union of his former churcli in Jamaica Plain, and masses of out flowers from friends in that place, a large wreath of roses' and ferns from the Unitarian cliurch, Newtonville, out flowers from the Christian 'Endeavor Society of his own churoli, and many other tributes. Friends wore present from Norwich an Now London, Conn., Salem, Jamaica Plain and Brooklino. Among thoso noticed were. President Andrews of Brown University, Jlr. George Bottis of Buffalo, N, Y.; Mr. W. M. Kollen, a former olnssmato, and Jlr. B. F. Cutter and Mr. C. F. Sturtevant and family ol Jamaica Plain. The remains wore placed in a receiving tomb at the Newton ccmetei-y. Cambridge Man Deoapitato.i North End Duolcs. Charles W. Mahan liails from Cambridge. He is a decapitator, and cherishes an especial antipathy for ducks. He visited Boston yestcrdtiy afternoon, strolled about the North End, aud, it is said, drank freely. Toward dusk ho entered the premises ol Jliss Julia Bent, on Cross St., and beheaded two liinhly prized young ducks. Miss Bent appeared, and tried to remonstrate Willi the intruder, but Mahan was plaving trasedy, and MLss Bent, behoving discrelioti the better part of Valor, liied away, fearing lest she, too, miglit be struck down. Malian was subsequently arrested by officers of station 1. -"ORDER OB- BAKED BEANS." Nearing the End. The popularity of "The Soudan," great as it is, cannot prolong its run at tbe Boston Theatre, as Mr. ToinpUiiis long since con-tracieil tor attractions whieli cannot bo cancelled or deferrod. Therefore, all who want to see the great play should do so v.iiilst tliey can. The Uld Colony railroad will briim 111 excursion parties on Wednesday and Thursday, and Ol dels for seats are eomini; in from all part^; ol .N'ew England. iiuiiealiiiL; that there are still mnltitudes of people win." wiiiit lo vv' tho greatest drauiatic i�rodiiciion of the aje. Ward 23 Jollifloation. Tho comiuittoe ap]iointod by the Young Men's Democratic Club of ward 23 to consider the matter of holding a jollification meeting on account of the recent victories in the ward, met last evening at the rooms on Green St., Jamaica Plain, with E. T. Morloy in tho chair- 'i'hcy decided that they would hold a meeting and invito all meniber.i of club with several prominent outside party members, devote au hour to speech making and nerve a substantial citllatiou. .E. I'arker Seaver. Jainos J. Kane and Flank P.I'rorior were iiiipointed a coui-mitiee to ascertain the cost ot hail and collation. .It was thoiigiit that sufficient money could be raised by sitbscripiiou and tl Breakfast That Many ViEitors Are Sup' posed to Eat, Hon. J. S. Clarkson of Washington arrived in town yesterday, and is stopping at Young's. Col. C. A. Leighton ol Thomas-ton, Mo., is registered at the Qumcy House. Rov. S. H. Virgin, D. D., ol New York, the new pastor of tho Park Sti'eet oliurch. Is at the Thorndiko with Mrs. Virgin, E. Searles of New York is at tho Vendome, and Hon. George E. Macomber of Augusta, Mc-S. L. Phillips and A. K. Hill of New York aro prominent among tho Tremont's patrons. .\t the Brunswick are Sir. and Mrs. S. C. Ford of Cleveland, O., aud Miss Emma French of Hallovi'ell, Mo. The Vendome lias E. A. Hitclicock, St Louis, Mo.; N. W. Lamson. Lowell; Mrs Daniel Wheeler. Miss Fnrmelee, Oxford N. H.; H. E. keekor, New York: J. H Frotbinghain, Broo dyn, N. Y.; E. M Greene, Now York; R. W. Abbott, New Orleans, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Ford Brigham, Binghamton, N. Y.; W, J. Mann, New York ; John Rowland. Philadidphia. Parker Houso-W. E. Ahli,*ti, New York, H. M. Cable, Chicago; R. C. Kerr. Fall River; G. R. Hudson. Oliio; S. S. Broachis. Florence, Ala. American House-J. F. Dudley, Hartford Conn.; H. A. Clay, Portland, Ble.; Mi-, and Mrs. H. M. Bailey, Manchester, N. H.; J. E, Walters, Bangor, Me. Revere House-Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Elson, Providence, H. 1.; C. J. Heald, I^uisvillo, Ky.; B. W. Ames, Bristol, N. H.; D. R, W^right, Antrim, N. H. Adams Hotise-F. C. Hatch, Phoenix, An C. H. Ray, Albany, N. Y.; H. C. Chadbour: Chicago; W.C. Jones, Columbia, Tenn.; i. H. Ricluiiond, Bethel. Conn.; F. O. Knight, �Tlie 'I'horndike-Mr. and Jlrs. Charles Marsailles, Exeter, N. H.; Mrs. C. i Stevens, Stockton, Me.; W. T. Eldredg Now York. ^ , , ., Quincv House-L. W. Boyer, Now York Mr. and^Mrs. F. K.Giiford Kansas City, Mo. Mis. Briclc, Amherst; F. H. Woodman Portland^Jle. _ .,.,,-., , BostouTavem-W. W. Cook, New York T. M.Waller, New London, Conn.; J. W. Bullock, F. K. McLaughlin. WiUiainstown. Crawlord House-J. K. Osgood, Houlton, Me.; L. Belauger. Oakland. Mo.; J.B Djuiu, Baltimore, Mil.; Mr. andMi-s.W. L.Nichols, Norlhfield, Vt^__ BOUTH BOSTON. 8 A arrison Wants Him on the Bench. IVisconsin Man's Wife Says Yea-ticians Say Kay. TowlnKOnt of two olansos iouticl' lii tW douso EiB.oneof whloh (the iitrsnb^Wa-ion) Iiad been eliminated from the Senate substitute. , . The clause now proposed to be strttoltibnt was not a novel featuro of provision. It oame un for re-enaetratSht os part ol a, compendious, and extended 'application ol tho system of federiil supeiTiaion ar-obBorva-tionolthosubjoot. 'v ' Mr, Morgan aslted Mr. Evarts ^(^^httt'vvetlM be the operation ol the clause in States that did not ..provide lor the registration i Private Iiond Claims' Bill Acreed to by House Committee. Washington, Deo. 13^-In the mominff hour Mr. Stock'bridge of Maryland, fi'om tlie committee on oommeroo, called tip. and the House passed, the Senate bill' providing that In open steam launches ol 10 tons or undor'i one person may act in tho double capacity ol pilot and engineer. The House went into committBo'of tho whole on bills reported from the coinmittep on nrivato land claims. Tlie bill. reported by, Mr. Wiokham ol Oliio. to establish a court to ad.iudicato private land claims m Colorado. Wyoming, Arizona, Now Mexico, Utah and Nevada, was taken up, and Mr. Wickham explained at length the advantages ol the ol adjudication proposed in the bill over other suggested methods of settlement. After some debate the committeo roso and the bill was agreed to, with an amendment excepting Arizona from its provisions. Mr. MoKlnley of Ohio, from tlie committee on ways and means, reported a joint resolution to correct the punctuation of the tariff act of 1�90, relative to binding twine, Mr. DunnoU of Minnesota gave notice that on Tuesday next he would ask the House to consider the apportionment bill, and then tho house adjownod. SYSTEM IS trWAMEBIOAlir. voters. JSr...Bvarts replied tliat. itwoU_ not have any application ot all in snoh States. - , ' ' 1 "' Mr. Harris asked Mr. Evarts .whether a statute of the State ol New York required tho registration of legal voters. . Mr. Evarts-Certainly. Mr. Harris-Di your opiiiioni hilte the peo. pie of tliat'Btate sutficientiihiolligenoe- ant inteRrity to look after the registration o thoir own legal voters 'and the oondtiot o the election of their own oiHcers?' �'. -Mr. Evarts-Is that-the question? . Mr, Harris-That is one question. � Mr. Evarts-Very well. Then I am at liberty to'answer, I suppose.' It Is "a qties rovision in question sivnply authorized officers to go to these bouses and inquire, between the day ot registration and the day of election, whetlier such persons resided there. He thought that it was a good, healthy, reasonable, constitutional and most moderate provision. Jlr. Gray asked why Feder'al authority should be called upon at all for Mich a imr-posc, and why the matter could not be safely left, as in the past, to the local autonomy of the States. Mr. Evarts argued atrauist the motion to strikeout. There been (hesaid) much confusion, aud a eooi deal of accusation Formerly he enjoyed the reputation ol being a sparreriand -pugilist; and often appeared with^loves in the I'lng at public exhibitions.__ AVoraDUPOia ow stuts. Novel Election WoKor Paid Before Ad-miriniB Onlookers. A novel election bet was settled at Brighton last night. The principals were Ike Warren and James Shapleish. The bet was on the oity election, ami tho terms were as follows: Mr. Warren was to walk on stilts from Union sq. to tho Boston & .Albany station at Aliston if Mr. Mattliows was oleoted mayor, and Jim Sbapleiffh was to wheel Mr. Warren in a gaylyrdeoorated wheelbarrow the same distance if Moody Merrill was elected. Mr. Warren weighs 803 pounds. At 7.S0 last evening fully 1000 people were present atUn on sq. to See "Ike" do his act on stilts. W len all Was ready ho motmted his stilts and set out on his jofir-ney, guarded by a squad of police under Sergt. Hall of station 14. A couple ol small boys bearing a stretcher were allowed a ppsition close to himi The crowd was : wild with enthusiasm, and "Ike" was heai'tily cheered as he slowly made his way down Cambridge st. He camo down to the earth jEor tho first time just in front of the Baptist church, after being on tho sticks for two minutes. Noth-' � daunted, he again set fortli, and had luot reached Mechanics st. when he .struck liis stilt against a stone and would have fallen to the ground but for the kindly assistanco of Patrolman Ahearn. He now commenced to get groggy, and tho perspiration begiin to roudown his face. Ho took his third fall in seven minutes from tlio time oi starting. He was makina pood headway in front ol tho Aliston Club house, but at this point he was overcome by tiro ovation tendered him. From the dub ho wobbled along to the corner of Harvard av., where he took his last rest before fln- '^Whon he reached the depot his opponent, Jim Shapleigh. said, "thars enough, Ike.'' It was a welcome annotinceinent to �.' Ike," as ho was pretty well tired out. He and his opponent then shook hands and adjourned to a neighboring di'ug store for refreshments. ___ LATE PA'yMASTBR HOGAW. Col. "W. M. Straohan Announoes Hi4 Death in General Orders. Col. William M. Strachan, 9th Infantry, M. V. M., has issued the followhag general orders: , STH REOIMUNT ISFAKTllV, M, V, M., >- BosiOM, Deo. 18,1880. ) GoneralOrders, No, 7: . I'lio colouel commanding announoes with sorrow tho denUi ot Flret Lieut. John Hognn, payinamer ot tho 9Ui RoBlmcnt, which occurred at his Lite residence, G9 Darluiouth St., nn the 11th instant. PnjTnftster Uogan was held In high esteem hy the ofllcprs und men of tlie leglinent, with which lie WQB conneoted Blnce 1S83, and his death will cauBO n atncere regret throughout tho command, not only on account of the loss of a nierltorlou8 and falthfiU officert but also a comrade of very coiupauionahle ways. Tho usual badge of mouniing will bo worn tor SO days. Tho funeral escort will consist of 20 men from Company E, under command of First liGut. J. J, Sullivan. By order of Col. WlLLIASl 31. SXRACnAN. M. J. O'CoKKOH, Firnt Lieutenant and Adjutant. Jlembers of tho Montgomery LightGuard, Company E, Sitli Regiment, M. v. AL. are reouustod to report at their armory at 12 o'clock today, in full dress imiforin, wearing overcoats and while gloves, to act as escort to the remains of the late Paymaster Hogan. Lieut. John J. Sullivan will be in command._ ^ Commanded tho Respect of AU. Mr. Charles E. Hunt died at his homo, 49 Rutland sq., on Friday, after a long and painful illness, aged 45 ye.irs. Ho was in the service of Amos Barnes, at the United States Hotel, for 10 years, and since 1B79 has been with Messrs. Barnes & Dunklee, at the Hotel Brmiswiok as stiptrinteudent of carriages aud outside man. and wa.s considered a most faithful and coiiscien!.ioiiB man. His wife died JunciiS, 1B87, aud a daughter in July of the same year. He leaves a son 7 year,s of age. He v.ill be nioirned by a host of friends aud patrons of tho Brunswick, to whom he was ever oblirr-ing and cheerful, and tliey will learn with suicere regret of his deaili. Four 6hant%-men belonging in Ottawa wore attacked by wolves, recentlv, near Gordon Creek .and narrowlv escaped being eaten alive. It was not until scvenoftlm vicious brutes had been Idlled Vi'ith axf-s that the pack tied. All of the men were badly bitten.