Portage Daily Register from Portage, Wisconsin on March 3, 1886 · 4
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Portage Daily Register from Portage, Wisconsin · 4

Portage, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, March 3, 1886
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: t i V I f i f i v : i 1 GOUGH’S LAST WORDS THEY WERE: "YOUNG MAN MAKE YOUR RECORD CLEAN iUV Ue Knew How to Reform Drunkard 4 ' - BeeanM He Illmself Wn m Reformed Drunkard-Eight Thousand Six Hundred Lrctarm Special Correspondence Worcester Jla-'a Feh 24— Here on Saturday ms was laid to rest the body of John B Gough There Is one very reiiDi '-abie incident connected with this sud ’ei taking off Early in the season he h an engagement to' " lecture- tot h e Frank ford l’resby-terinn chu rch ITiiiadolphia but' was obliged to give it up on account of ill health Another djit' v a n a !e for him tLat of Monday night Feb 15 He arriv'd at the church on time and begaW his lecture on Peculiar 1 People’ Pntj he seldom spoke on any ‘'Subject without sooner or later touching on the topic which was ever nearest his heart — temperance t 1 On this night after speaking not quite three-quarters of an hour he glided into a talk on the deadly effects of drunkenness He was never more fiery never more eloquent He gesticulated abundantly and threw all the dramatic power of his nature into his word His audience was magnetized and thrilled as seldom in their lives He adjured young men with all the inten- sity of his soul to abjure the serpent of alcohoL He raised his tones and in a fervid powerful voice exclaimed: “tocko man make tour record clean’ Immed ately after it was observed that he tbew his arms into the air and that his head dropped upon his chet He was always intensely dramatic and the audience thought this w as mere gesticulation Some were even still deceived when the orator fell forward Upon the patform But he dd not rise borne of thoie present lifted him and carried him to a sofa There was intense excitement among the overwrought au lienee then A physician present cama forward examined him and said that Mr Gough was stricken with apoplexy His left side was suddenly paralyzed He lingered two da s! unconscious and died Death cam® to him in the way that all warriors who figh the goo i fight Would choose — suddenly in battle with hi afrmor on But the last message he left his fellow man is strangely significant When he uttered the words his feet were already upon the borders of the invisible country “Young man keep your record clean” It is Jqhn B Gough’s message from the Other world 1 His history is familiar to almost every child in America - He had teen lecturing on temperance as far back as manr of us can mnemler so long indeed it almost seemed that like Tennyson’s brook he had been going on forever Yet we find that he was only 68 years of age — not' so very old after all to these times when people live to be 110 But he had spoken to public more times than any other man living probably than any other man dead In one year he lectured S86 times 21 times more' than there were days In all he had delivered at the t:me of his death about 8600 lectures and bad traveled half a million miles It :s not too much to say either that he permanently re- formed hundreds $f not thousands of drunkards He did this all the'moro effectually because hie was a reformed drunkard himself Those cold rigid purists with a turnip in their breasts instead of a heart who sit calmly back and lecture the drunkard on the enormous sin of inebriety little know the molten fire ‘of craving 'that consumes his souL But John B Gough knew how it was himself The snakes the scorpions and the burning-eyed demons of delirium tremens had lashed him in the midnight watches His final escape from alcohol Is one of the most magnificent triumphs of the human will on record if sit was Indeed simply that and not also a power outside of and beyond him-elf John B Gough seems to have been raised up to do a great work He hi nisei f always felt it to be so His gifts and the money they brought him were alike used for the good of his fellow man His birth- was English his origin so poor and humble that when he was 12 years old his father appren- ticed him to a family coming to America He sent the boy away from him and across the water to the hope that in the new world he might rise above the poverty and lowliness lrom which there was no ! ope that he could em rge in the old Poor people cannot afford to have feelings He worked on a farm at first then became a bookbinder in a Methodist publishing house He was of a warm genial nature with marvelous dramatic talent He never had more than the rudiments of an education The power he possessed came wholly by nature He sunk in youth to the lowest depths of degradation He was discharged from one situation after another He mars ried but lost his wife and infant child by death It was said that his drunkenness partly caused the death of his girl wife He Celt as If it was so and drank deeper to drown the sting of it A Quaker Mr Stratton found him reeling crazy drunk through the streets of this city in 1843 and induced him to go to a temperance meeting and sign the pledge After that came a terrific struggle ot a wee 'to keep the pledge The struggle nearly lulled him He came out of it weak as an infant but he triumphed Shortly afterwards he began lecturing Ihe chapter of his autobiography in which he descrit ed the horrors of that week is almost blood chilling He had a power Of language which put things with the vividness of a lightning flash He went to lecture in England on temperance early in his career and the students of Oxford university hissed and egged him so unpopular was his cause to the land of porter and brown stout Once after signing the pledge he relapsed but only for a short time An' English writer say it is mainly to John B Gough that the Upited States owes its comparative freedom from drunkenness He lectured over forty years and never overcame his stage f right Ho always wanted to run away the first- moment when he faced an audience ‘ ' This feeling grew on him of late years He never wrote out a lecture or made a note of his speeches beforehand A neighbor of his told me last fall that Gough was a poor mao His Charity was as large as his earnings He had a beautiful country home near here He was much beloved by his neighbors The principal treasure of his home was a very fine collection of the artworks of George Cruikshank the -teetoialist painter and friend of Gough Among those whom Gough’s bounty supported in recent years were the widow and children of Mr Stratton the good Quaker who reclaimed him from inebriety it is good to leave such a record as bis behind oua - t Elisa TILDEN AT HOME HIS PALATIAL CITY AND COUNTRY RESIDENCES Greystone the Country Seat in Whleh He Now Lire— Ql Home at Gramercy Parkthe Former Mecca for Politicians Mr Tilden’s JTastes and Studies 1 Special Correspondence ’ New York Feb 28 — If the political his-ory of the past quarter of a century could be faithfully and impartially written if due credit were given to those who have been leaders of public thought guides of public opinion it would be found that the “Sage of Greystone” the quiet And ’ unostentatious Samuel J Tilden though a frail little man has been a giant among the movers of men and events But an acknowledgment of his public services cannot be made in his day nor likelr to his generation if they are ever made The partisanship of his political opponents and the jealousies of members of-his own party w 11 prevent it These are thoughts thft would occur to an r unprejudiced ooserver after visiting Greystn°i an I seeing Mr Tilden among his chans and books and studies li j GREYSTONE Mr Tilden’ s country home at Greystone is situated on the east bank of the Hudson' about eigh‘een miles from the New York city hall and is one of the first among the beautiful homes of America If was built by John T Waring a Massachusetts hat manufacturer who made his money it is said hy using convict labor The building and farm of about 1Q0 acres cost him $460-000 Mr Tilden bought it in 1S79 and has since been constantly at work improving it Every day that is not stormy he can be seen inspecting the various portions of his “farm” as he ca'ls it and it is a farm and an exceedingly well regulated oue the stock being the very best procurable The greenhouses and grapery erectel during this year are at present taking much of Mr Tilden’s attention He purposes to rival Mr Gould to his collection of plants and his fruit -houses are designed to supply grapes and peaches all the year round But it is the ' interior of the house that interests one most particularly at this season I can never forget an incident of my first visit to Greystone It was in the fall of ’83 My guide through the house on that occasion was Mr Andrew H Green the ex-comptroller of New York - city who resides with Mr Tilden A telegram caused Mr Green to excuse himself from me for a time while I enjoyed the works of art and magnificent old clocks to the spacious hall which runs through the building from east to west Being attracted to the farther end of the hall I pas-ed Mr Tilden’s study just as the door opened when ‘I saw a picture that startled me It was Mr Tilden as an invalid with a nankin 1 pinned over his chest and his niece JIi s Belton assisting him with his food for the carrying pf which his hands were too undsteady This was at a time when papers throughout the country were ca ling on him to again be a candidate for the presidency I thought of how few could understand that his feeble body carried cna of the brightest intellects of our time and what a ‘subject it would have made for the caricaturists so I refrained from telling of 'it until now when Mr rilden’s condition is Letter known ' Mr lilden has been for years almost deprived of the use of his han Is The relaxation of the vocal chords will not permit him to ?peak above a whisper and at times scarcely that Otherwise his condition is very good for one who has just passed his 'hid birthday HIS STUDY Few students devote as much time to their books as Mr Tilden and fewer possess in such a remarkable way the faculty of grasping analyzing and retaining all they read I took a hasty glance at the numerous hooks which were conveniently arranged on his study table They all appeared to be either the memoirs of statesmen or pertained to statesmanship or economic subjects in some way At every turn to the house are cases of books each devoted to some special subject Through the services of his amanuensis and two va ets he is enabled to bring to hand immediately any work he desires to refer to Often he will send a sp?cial messenger to his city house in Gramercy park for a book to assist him to his investigations Like the great general he is he has a room devoted to topography where maps and charts of the whole world are kept for reference The house throughout is furnished with every convenience that excellent taste could suggest from a steam engine to the cellar to the powerful telescope in the upper chamber of the tower The northern wing of the building is devoted with the exception of a spacious billiard room to the dozen servants and the culinary department The walls of the house aro hung with works of art of the choicest kind prominent among which are excellent reproductions of the treasures of the ratio an Above the parlor music and reception rooms at fhe south side of the building are Mr Tilden s apartments The remainder of the house has accommodations for probably twenty-five guests The house and grounds are constantly open to visitors His guests number many of the most prominent public men of the country J This is the house that was the Mecca for politicians until a few years ago Here campaigns were planned lines of policy discussed and reconciliations between rival candidates ani organizations effected The house has recently been rebuilt It is fitted out even more sumptuously than Greystone Here U Mr Tilden’s great Jaw library It together with his other books occupy five large rooms in an absolutely fireproof pore tion of the building While Mr Tilden lives these houses shall oonttoue to be the resort for " the leaders of the party whose - THE GBAMEROT FARE HOUSE Interests have been assiduously fostered there and where its younger members may draw inspiration and leanf political wisdom They are in fact tfcmp’es devoted to statesmanship and for that reason are of interest to every citizen & IL IIORGAX Sam Small the Evangelist Special Correspondence Chicago Feb 24 — Sam Small his wife and four children have been to this city for a week The head of the family has come to assist Sam Jones in waging war on the devil and if they do not break up some long standing friendships between Chicagoans and the evil one it is not because they are not painting him black enough The career and style of the Rev Sam Jones is familiar to mo3t readers but it i$ in no way more interesting than that of his associate Sam Small comes from an old j and honored Louisiana family was born to New prleans j and received his education in the best colleges of this country He is not yet 35 years old Ibut has iad an eventful career Journalism w as his first choice as a profession and he wrote many original and forcible articles that drew j attention from all quarters As a stenographer and' penmin be Is proficient and has reported some of the l mast noted trials in the south sam small He was successively private secretary ’ to j- Gen Robert Toombs Alexander IL Stephen i and Gen Joseph E Brown Like many other clever writers Sam became fond of spending his time in convivial company and was frequ mtly unfitted for work y long periods of drunkenness which were often of a desperate character When once started on a spree he would not stop until nature could no longer stand the strain j andj he would then become completely prostjratel During these times of recuperation1 he 'wrote the verses and negro sketches of j‘Oid Si" that have made -him familiar everywhere to newspaper readers His speech is singularly smooth polished and entertaining and he possesses in a very marked degree the natural Eloquence of the educated i southerner He was in constant demand in political contests and often when in a maudlin condition would astonish his hearers by the brilliancy of thought and aptness of expression Once when to Washington with a delegation he was so overcome by dissipation at a banquet as to fall asleep Ha was nuiged by a friend who said: “JCome Bam they are waiting for you to speak ’ "What about!” inquired Sam in a drowsy sort of way Being told the subject he rose tend braced himself against a corner of the table and delivered such a breezy and graceful speech that it was voted the success of the evening His conversion and reformation are the most remarkable things in his career One night he suddenly left his dissolute companions and went home never again to be seen in their company it was done with the suddenness of a' flash of lightning and for a long time his former comrades did not know w hat had become of him He had stopped his course of debauchery as dead in the midst 0$ a feast inveterate cigarette smoker and defends the habit 1 - 1 It is remarked by apy one who listens to Small that he is a wonderfully gifted offhand speaker It took him some’ little time to accustom himself to the applause with which our audiences greet his remarks Their religious fervor does not prevent them from knowing a good thing when they hear it and then showing their appreciation Frank Bell 1 The McCullough Monument j Special Correspondence Ji - Philadelphia Feb 21— The design for the monument to be erected to the memory of fhe great actor McCullough hai been definitely decided upon and steps are now being taken to raise the necessary funds to defray the expenses of the memjsri iL The committee have a4opted a- design in the simple style of the Roman republic of which a sketch is given above ' It is proposed to constiuct a crypt for the remains and the super-tructure is to be of graui e thirry-two feet high surmounted by a satujj of Kama v ' -T'- THE PROPOSED MONUMENT The open arch will cover a statue of the great actor in bronze heroic size in th character of Virginius elevated upon a pedestal five feet high In deference to the wishes of the family and the strongly expressed public opinion it has been decided to erect the monument in Philadelphia The cost of the work will be about j $21001 It is felt by the committee having the matter in charge that this should be borne alone by the loving friends of whom no one more as a last tribute to one of the most genial of men! Few men had so many sincere admirers while alive few men could be heartier friends or more genial companions And few men had a smaller number of ehemies than the late ' John McCullough Therefore it is confidently expected that the small sum necessary to erect a visible monument to the man whose genius j will ever be a tower of fame a monument such as no sum of money can buy will be promptly forthcoming as a loving tribute from the host of friends who mourn his Iqm r Walter Yotnra Register THE FIRST DAILY PAPER EVER PUBLISHED In the City of Portage or Columbia Co It is issued every afternoon at five o’clock Sundays excepted and will be delivered by Carriers anywhere in the cityGfor only 1 TEN CENTS PER WEEK ! Everybody has time to read in the evening- and therefore an EVENING 1 DAI LI L is best suited to your needs All the News Home and Foreign 1 j 1 Every day at tea time is a great luxury and it is now furnished the people of this city for the mere pittance of TEN CENT? PER WEEK! 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