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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 27, 1891)
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- '"MMOXS, Fropritr.
KZLA3aA STATE NEWS.
A ue.v grj::, e'evutor is to be built- at
onca at iviere.
The primary sclicx.-! room at OhioWa
i is very much crowded for room.
J. J. Miil t ! Filmore county baa red
Jover over live feet in length.
Lojk out ftr mad dogs. Tbey have
been ki!!t 1 la'.ely eouth ot Valley.
Tte Shordia county old settlers' asso
ciation will Le organized at EuBhville
The roller skating fever baa broken
out auokri the boya and girls of Wil--bee
' H. E. Oberg of Wausa bad the mis
fortune to tun a pencil into bis hand,
breaking the lead 'jff inside.
Tow nohip organization is a subject
that is occupying a good deal of the at
tention of Iiicfiardsoo oounty voters.
The barn of Louie H. Steiger near
Fairmont was struck by lightning last
-flftiday, slightly damaging the barn and
IdUing four mules and one pony.
John Keller of Schuyler had the mis
fortune to lose five head of young cattle
recently. From the way which they
died be is certain they were poisoned.
grand old fashioned camp meeting
will be held at Rock FalU summer re
sort in Pfcelps unty on September 3,
sad continue for ten days.
The old settlers of Antelope Creek,
wi'lbold their annual picnic and re
union on the last Saturday of the pres
ent month at Sheldon's grove.
The Deatrica oat meal mill has re
sumed operations and is now running
night and day on tte new crop cf oats.
The mill has a large number of car load
West Point will hold a special elec
tion to vote $10,000 bonds for a sewer
age system to i.arry off the water and
prevent tiie recurrence of fhe Hoods of
the present season.
Daisy Stoddard, the child elocu
tionist, in a company of eight, with
cornet band, will give a concert at the
Nelson opera hall, for the benefi; of
the Methodist Episcopal ladies' society
MLss Kfilc Cumpbell, who has for the
last four ver.rs been engaged in teach
ing music in Auburn, has accepted a
position aB instructor of music at the
aasyh-m for the blind, at Nebraska
J. S. Cook' little girl west of Liberty
had ti; misfortune to break her arm
last Monday evening." Her brother put
her on a horse and she fell backwards,
breaking her arm jusi, above tbe wrist.
Wednesday of hist week Or. Saull of
Auburn cut a cambric needle from Mrs.
Atkins' hip, which that lady remembers
having swallowed seven years ago. The
needle wan but slightly corroded, and
iiad caused co pain until a few hours
before it was removed.
The son and daughter of Mrs. Rankin
living six miles northeast of Crete, had
a narrow escape from death last Thurs
day. While in the pasture a fractious
bull took after . hem, and while the boy
escpped uuhurt, the girl wa seriously
Otoe claims to be the banner fruit
county of tLb state. It is estimated
that the crop of this year, including all
kinde, will reach a va'uation of -30,000
and upward, cod every successive sea
eonshows an increase.
The bridj.0 pcross the Republican
nver at N.-.pnte fell the other day.
Two Oicii ui.u ten head ot ca'.tle were
croseiz it at the time, and it is report
ed that one ot the gentlemen, named
Prtco, was seriously hurt.
The wolves this var have done con
nufcrauie ciaiinge to young stock in the
western part o the state. It would be
a good puu to hunt these animals down
us every year they come in for a portion
of the iuureasa.
Dr. Johnson of Friend, Neb , lectured
"on "Home sad llome Making" on
Wednesday iifbt at the Methoiist
.,rlpi83opal chuch, Atkinson' under the
siuspiees of tho ladies' aid society.
A Vogei county girl recently dug a
well on her father's farm sixty feet in
depth. She hps since received several
waters of marriage, but has wisely con"
eladed to let "well enough alee."
The resources of Ord and Valley
anntie will be chronicled on 10,000
rcn);ro, which will be distributed
SBorff. hflrvnet, excursionists by a com
mittee appointed by the citizens for
The movement of great herds of cat
tle from vaat pasture ranges of the
Stark If ills is keeping . the Elkhorn
valley railway road bed red hot by the
saining of immense cattle trains in
tara't to eastern markets.
& G Collins of Nelson met with s
wary painful accident last week. While
asking hay hia horses became fright
jajsri and upset the rake, throwing him
K One of the teeth of the rake caught
tsjafaaod and almost severed one of hia
i from the hand.
THIS city council "of Cleveland. Ohio,
awe reduced the prioa of cas in thai
city from one dollar to sixty cents per
Tle I'aiiti-uUr tf l'irk VI ood m n't
Chtiuc, A ::z. 22 The dad body of
C ark u i.i. j.), one of the wealthiest
c'.l z n o' O a, Nt b., as.d an icflu
entiid dire-.-iir cf the iiiisefd oil trust
was fouu.i Thursday io his room at the
Grand Pc ':- tuteL The general sup
position is ll.,.t it was a case of su cide,
but tl,e CiiUe for such an act is a mys
tery. Woodman arrived la'.e Monday night
and no oce his seen him since that time.
Wedrjetd .y evening a chambermaid en
tered t!ie room and found Lim lying on
the bed fully dr 6sed. IIj was breath
ing and she supposed he wis aslep.
The room was Lot enttred until Thurs
day afternoon, when the dead body was
found. Ou the table beside the bed
were two bottles, one containing am
monia and the other spirits of camphor.
On a piece of letter paper was written,
"Three ounces of chloroform, one ounce
of ammonia." A stamped and sealed
envelope ad-'resseJ to 'H. C. Clark,
Omaha," was also an the table.
Woodman was a member of the grain
commission firm of Woodman k Harris
of this city. A rumor was current that
Woodman lost a large cart of his for
tune during the recent eicitement on
'the board of trade, but no confirmation
of this rumor could be obtained. His
partner, J. F. Harris, slid that except
in company with himself Woodman,
never visited the board, and that he
did nothing outside of the regular work
of the firm. Strangely enough, how
ever, Harris did not know Woodman
Iras in the city until be learned of his
death. He could imagine no possible
reason for the suicide, if that was the,
cause of death. Woodman's friends are
inclined to the belief ibat death result
ed from heart failure. The letter to
Mr. Clark at Omaha may explain the
mystery, if it was suicide.
A Father Kill! Ilia Own Children.
New York, Aug. 22. The mails "Just
in from Trujillo, via Panama, under
date of July 25, bring the details from
the Tillage of Lomos de Seamora in the
United States of Columbia of the fright
ful series of child murders committed
there by the peon Marcilno Medina ,
His wife and daughter are accessjries
to, if not accomplices, :u the killing of
thirteen infants. Medina, who has been
forced to make a full confession to the
commissionary of police, Oavaldo Gueri,
takes bis detection very cooly, and says
that he killed bis own ten children be
cause be was too poor to support themi
and killed his three grand children to
hide bis daughter's shame. He has, in
spite of his wholesale infanticide, six
sons and one daughter in his family(
and it appears mat ttiey al' knew of his
murders and deprecated them. But, al
though his people claim to have hated
him, and although his neighbors in
L jrios de Seamora, where he has lived
since 1871, knew of bis acts ail along
no complaint ever found its way to the
ears of the police until July 18, when
he went to the town to invoke the aid
of the police in bringing bask his daugh
ter who had run away with a lover. Her
muscular strength was valuable oa bis
ranch and he wanted her ba.k. She
was arrested in Quilicos the next day,
and in revenge told cf her parent's
The old man's confession tells in great
detail the various ways in which he
murdered each one of the thirteen in
fants from 189 to 1891. He killed
them all when they were lets than five
months old. Between 1874 and 188i be
raised the seven children he now has.
Excavations made on Medina's ranch
have disclosed the skeletons of several
of the babies. The brute's favorite
method of murder was to squeeze in
the children's chests by pressing them
against his own.
Denied the Motion.
Pittsduro, Aug. Aug. 21. Judge
Acheson, in the United States circuit
court, heard the argument in the Wil
liam F. Schmertz case. W. S. Pier,
representing the plaintiff creditors, pre
sented at length the charges preferred
against Mr. Schmertz and others as out
lined in these dispatches. W. F. Mc
Cook, representing Mr. Schmertz and
the other defendants, presented numer
ous affidavits to substantiate his state
ment that no collusion or fraud had
been attempted by either Mr. Schmertz
or any of his friends.
At the conclusion of the argument
Judge Acheson denied the motion for
the appointment of a receiver and the
issuance of a preliminary injunction.
The sheriff will now proceed with his
Mark U Weaker la Europe.
Beltn, Aug. The grain markets
opened weaker yesterday. Rye showed
no change, wh'le wheat was slightly
Leipsio. Aug. 2ir-Baron Zeidlitz
Neukirch shot his mistress Thursday
and then himself. Both are dead.
Two Womea Commit Snlelde.
BurrtLo, N. Y., Aug 21. Two wom
en inmates ot the jail committed sui
cide Wednesday morning. Anna Qos
soworska, who was committed on Aug.
17, supposed to be insane, was found
hanging by a rope made from her cloth -ipg,
and waa dead when removed.
Within a quarter of an hour afterwards
kin. Catharine Smith, committed on
Aug. i tor attempt to murder bar de
formed son, was also fouod dead, haog
log bv her ektrt, which she had twisted
into a rope.
Another Wrack M'lth I of We-
Bebne, Aug. 19.-Sunday another
wholesale los of bf by railroad acci
dent occured on th Jura S tuplon rail
read licei tear the nllag cf Foiloko
fen, not far from this city. A sp cial
train carrying a lar number of exor
sionifts from the country districts '
this city on the way here was run i
by the Paris express while sidetrsi 1
to allow the latter to pass. The i evi
dent resulted in the guard's van, at . .j
rear of the excursion train, and a ; --
senger car being dii. ilished and a h- ,
number of passengers being killed.
The exact number of dead ai-J
wounded is not known, but twelve
corpses have already been recovered
from the ruins and it is known that
many people have been seriously in
jured by the col iaioa. No loss of life
is reported among the passengers on the
A wrecking train carrying doctors
and nurses, together with a detach
ment of engineers, was dispatched to
the scene of the accident and crowds
of people started io be sama direction.
The majority of the passengers aboard
the excursion train belong to towns in
the vicinity cf this city. It is thought
no American travelers were among the
killed. The accident is thought to be
the fault of care-leee railroad officials.
In coBsequeuceof the Zillikoen dis
aster the remaining Septeonary fetes
in this city have been abandoned.
All the occupants of the Paris express
escaped with only slight bruises.
A Renou, State of Affaire.
Shanghai, Aug. 19. There is no use
In disguising tho fact that a' most seri
ous state of affairs exists in this coun
try over the agitation ng.'iinfct forigners
and others, and the combined fleets of
the powers may be called upon at any
moment to take effective action looking
to redress for outrages by the Chinese
The Standard says: Should China
persist in her pnsent attitude graze
consequences threaten and no one can
foresee the ihsu?. This is what the
shrewder of Kol o and other secret so
cieties desire. They hope to involve the
government with foreign powers and
thus distract it knowing that if the
powers attack China the empire will
probably collapse and the whole of
them fall into a state of anarchy which
will not be suppressed in our time.
Happily European diplomats under
stand this condition of affairs and,
knowing how desperately fragile is the
imperial authority iti China, will per
suade ethers to deal with it in a gin
Will he AlUwed Io l,an I,
San Francisco, Aug. 19.- The habeas
corpus case of L-in Eubao, a Chinese
passenger who arrived last week on the
Ooeanie, but was not allowed on the
strength ot-Judge Field's decision to
the effect that all Chinese coming to
the country must have a certificate that
they are merchants, was postponed for
a week. Collector Phelps received a
telegram from Acting Secretary of the
Treasury Nettlton stating that Ciiinese
who may have gone to the United
Stats under instructions in the depart
ment circular of July 3 may be admitted
on their return to this country under
the conditions prescribed in said cir
cular, provided the collector is satisfied
of iheir identity. It is believed th;.t
uccVr a mnjority of tho 370 brought, by
the Oceanic will be all to land.
A -Seriouft Accideut.
Chicago. Aug 18-By the falling of
a freight elevator at Libby, McNeill .
Libbv'scanuing establishment at the
stock ; ards William CUrk and John
Budavahh were fatally injured aud
John Gilbert seriously hurt. Gilbert
wa3 in charge of the machine. He had
been called to the second floor and there
received a load of trucks and leavy
pans. At -.he next floor above the big
wire rope : na; ped and the heavy load
started downward. The car rebounded
upward auout sixteen feet. Clark's
legs were brokeii and he was a'so in
jured internally. Budawasb's left leg
was broken and his spine so injured
that his recovery is doubtful. Gilbert's
arms and legs were crushed, but ho will
Wat Not n-Rgel In Pealing
f as Francisco, Aug. 18. The seal.ng
schooner, C IL White arrived from
Ounalarki. She is the vessel which
Captain Reiter reported to the navy Ue
pratment as having ran away frora the
Thetis in Bering sea. The captain cf
the White says he has not received any
notification to leave the sea and when
tho Thetis bore down on bio. he fled to
avoid capture. He left the cea when he
learned that it was filled with war
The owner of the whaling schooner
Laictfii, which was seized in Behring
sea has made application to tho govern
ment authorities for the release of the
vessel, which, he claims, was not en
gaged in pealing.
Sax Fbakoirco, Aug. 19. The cus
tom house inspectors and internal rots
nue agents are keeping a strict guard
over Chinatowa to prevent the transfer
of opium The revenue officers think
two forged stamps have been made and
that slips Urn pad by one ot them are
still in circulation. Wong Ooo Ong'g
tors was searohed and 600 false stamps
found. The revenue offloers think for
gery ww ssmsaitUd by l its men.
I-ril i) N rniti H Win Hanged
At !t th-Col,! Wooded Murderer of
Arlhur Henry w Aei.ed.
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ltitirsuay was U's' "
for Ed ll'air, it passed unnoticed by
.rv t.articu'.ar inciJeuts. The murderer
ale. hut did not exhibit any
fcu'tis ot aeaueuing. -
lessnizbtani marks of the
strain were borne on his face. In the
morning Father Logan baptised bim in
the Catholic faith and left him in let
ter spirits. Shortly afterward Chap
lain Sutton attended him with pryer
tnd scriptural readings. The remainder
of the morning was spent in company
nith his sister, Miss Laura Blair. Con
versstious were directed mainly upon
Lome topics and the young lsdy spent
considerable time maiog boqueta for
each of the five condemned men in the
Henry Blair, a half brother to the
murderer, takes the execution with
much ease, saying that Ed brought the
trouble upou bimBelf. The remains
will be shipped at 2 p. m. to his old
home for interment and will be accom
panied by his sister.
At 5 p. m. Laura Blair vea admitted
to the reception room cf the annex to
bid ber brother the lst farewell. She
remained nearly an hour and Warden
Dyer was obliged to send for her. When
told that this would be the last op
portunity to 6ay good-bye, the most
pathetic scene ever witnessed in the in
stitution followed, and the strong hearts
of the guards were momentarily softened
ami tears were shed by ihem. She
hysterically clas; ed her brother's neck,
kissing him and calling his name over
and over again. Suddenly 6he fed from
his arms and caught Ouard StatiBelj
around tl.o neck and arm, nearly over
powering him, but BJon lay quivering
and proBtrate in his support.
At this opportunity Blair was re
moved to the death cage. When the
youn? lady realized that he was gone
from her side forever she again weut in
to hysterics, shrieking wildly for assis
tance. Her cries were heard at the
front of the office aud assistants -were
sent to hrinc her from the annex. She
wa? placed in the warden's nppart
ments and a physician attended her.
The prostration was so severe that she
cannot be taken from the prison for
Blair's crime was indeed a henious
one. It was committed while he was
yet a fugitive from justlco, at Harla
b;rg, Putnam county, March 17, 1883.
Blair was serving a stven-year sentence
m the Ohio penitentiary for burglary
and it became necessary to take him out
to testify against one of his pale. At
Blanchesler he made a daring (scape
from his guards by jumping from the
train. In company with two pals ho j
had planned to rob the station, of which I
Arthur lienry was a;eut. The young i
agent was sum moncu to hist ftice byB'air
who professed urgent business with
him. When he arrived the two pals,
Stout and Shoemaker, remained on the
outside and Blair went in. lie imme li
ately pulled hid revolver and demanded
that Henry op n the safe, lie refused
and was shot d vn iu cold blood. Biair
fled to Parkereburk, W. Vt., where he
was captured some weeks later. His
conviction rpieddy followed and the
sentence of death as passed to Le car
ried out April 1:9, 1891. lie was respited
until June 7 iu order lo curry his caeo
to the supreme court and aguin until
August 21 to get it before the pardon
board. Each effort failed and the mur
der of Arthur Henry is avenged.
Blair ascended the scaffold with firm
step at 12:07 Thursday morning. The
drop fell al 12:08. His ni ck was broken
by the fall and he tos pronounced dead
OreliiMii With its U,al Bnn ti
Bradfokd, Pa., Aug. 22,-Anson L.
Pratt, fireman on the Campbell lumber
road was killed and John Gal 'in, en
gineer, and ac unknown young man
Fratt and Calvin, in making up the
train, loft one car at the top of a sleep
grade, piecing a block of wood under
the wheels to hold it, while they pulled
another car from the siding. Two
young men coming along knocked the
block from beneath the wheels and the
liberated car started down the grade.
One of the young men was on the ca'
which he had helped to start, but be
coming frightened at the sneed it
gained he jumped and was fatally in.
jurea. i ne car smashed into the en
gine and wrecked it, the ear also being
I'atU lo Return In A mtrlea.
London, Aug. 22.-PbUi win ma9
anoperatijtrip to America next au
tutnn and winter.
A flitter Ugh'.,,
rAU.A8, Tex., Aug. 2l.-Ii the state
all ance, now in session here, a bitter
fight is being made on the sub-treasury
ths delegates favor the sub-treasuri
scheme. A resolution was adopted pr '
viding for the appointment of com-
who it shall be to asrZ
tain the exact number of bales oU,L
t produced in Teiss this rear Lt
ths false report of speculators..
A MillioMlr H -Whipped.
Chicago, Aug. 20.-Vestrdar, in a
rrowded court w-m, Mrs. Edward Mo
Mabon how whipped a millionaire and
bis lawyer a-iJ then fainted in her hus
band's arms. The m:lUanair we Petr
Smith, a contractor, aud the lawjer wa
P. M'-Hugh. The cause cf the assault
was the read.ng it a deposition by a
fiM.d.an detective iuipungicg Mrs.
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fami y quarrel.
Mc.Mahon's marriage some months
eo to his eeoond wife, who creatd the
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sensation lousy, was very uibV.w u
his mother and sister, the isiier u.e
wife of Millionaire Smi'.li. McMahcVs
son had a fortune of fiU.OOO. It is as
serted the stepmother' chief object in
marrying McMnl.oa was to obtain
possession of this sum. Mc.Mahon and
his wife on one side and bis moir.er,
slater and Smith on the other had
charged each other with attempting
Little Milton's (the sonV) death by
poiHon to prevent 'the opposing parlies
securing his custody.
The Canadian deposition read was in
furtherance of a legal fight by the
Smith faction. Shortly after catering
Judge Kohlsaat's court room, Mrs. Mc
Mahon walked quickly to where Smith
and Mcllugh were sitting and, with a
o'atkunake whip, before the astonished
spectators or bailiff could interfere,
slashed Smith end Mcllugh repeatedly
across the face and neck. Judge
Kohlsaat bxk no action in the matter
and intimated that the child will not be
given tJ either faction.
Arretted Ity the It. Iglau Tollce.
Bi.i-kkf.ls, Aug. 20. During the so
cialist congress Merioo, an Italian anar
chist delegate, was arrested by the Bel
gian police upon the ground that he
had been previously expelled from Bel
gium. While the nrrest caused a com
motion, it was almost forgotten in the
fright caused by the report, that the
police were contemplating u:ore arrests
The fright, however, was unfounded.
Sanail of New Vork, one of the presi
dents of the day, made a stirring ad
dress, in the course of which he said
that in the United Sta!e3 the sum
of 700O,0OU,0X) were annually actually
stolen from the hands of those who pro
duce them. "Amid ull th.it wealth."
said he, "misery increases so fas, that
the 'land of the brave and the home of
the free' is in reality a hell." Sanail's
bitter Brraingn.ent X the land in which
he found a home was mot vigorusly
applauded by tho many socialists who
K'jiiio?, a Spanibh delogaio who had
b en admitted hero declined with much
pride and enthusiasm th-t he repreren-
ed fifty live anarchist associations, hav
ing ho.idquarters in Barcelona. Other
Spanish representatives opposed his ad
mission to the congress. An uproar
followed, lUmos dually being ro'ired.
The difficulty of taking nny decisivo
steps likely to benefit workmen as a
whole lit comes more ap nrent 03 this
strange congrees is 6 f ed. Everybody
seems to have a d,;t p grievance, but few
seem to have a clearly defined remedy
for them. It is thought tho discussion
'of the proposition to hold the next in
ternational demonstration in America
will caute the utterance of some inter
Killed Ity llei II u-b.iiiil,
Baltimjuk, Aug. 19 Particuhra ot
a murder on Upper Hopper's ihlaud,
Dorchester ounty, about twjnty-five
miles from Cambridge, M l., have just
been received. The murderer is sup
posed to he William Robinson, a colored
man. He was the husband of the vic
tim. The crime was committed on Fri
day night, but was not discovered until
Saturday. A neighbor named Barnes
heard iiobiiisou's wife say Friday night
she would not live with him any longer
and latoron heird the woman moaning.
In the morning Barnes found the
woman dead in the wools uear tho
house. Her throat was cut frora er t
ear. The woman's poCKetbook was
found near her and in it was her
inarruige license, which was issued on
the 4th of July. The couple had beeu
married otly six weeks. It is believed
that Robinson has takei a schooner for
Baltimore. Robinson came from Glou
cester county, Virginia about six
months ago. The color k! people on
Hooper's island Bay he fled from there
on account of some crime.
renlenreil fur Clght Vear.
rnr-LADKUiPM, Aug. 20-Charles
Lawrence, ex-assiutant cashier of the
Keyttone bonk, w ho plea ledjguilty to an
inJictnieutchargirg him with making
false entries in the bank's books, was
sentenced to eiht years Imprisonment
in ine penitentiary and to pav a fine of
1100 and costs.
InthejBseof Francis W. Kennedy
president, nnd Henry W. Kennedy"
cashierofthe su ponded Snrimr Onr-'
den bank, s nteuce waa postponed unti
Thought u l-e a Murder.
IW-iar, Wis , Aug. 20.-Ths horribly
mutilated an 1 nude body of Dennis Ms
Cue, a prominent citizen of Kockford
111, was found in the river yesterday.
MoCuehadnot been seen for aeveral
days. It Is believed that lie was foully
murdered and thrown into the river
where the steamer wheel completed the
mutilation of his body. A ooroo.r'e
jury la investigating his death. Ilia an
was ftftjr-sii years.
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ton's great day da ned clear andtLtT
ful. The surrounding country fWB J
vun. lug uecunuuni rr '! J
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uu unauuiuL 'Jul euu. af-CfjBjra- J
vj b ttiounteo granu army p.-
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i reeiueat uamson iroui Ot-ntr&l
Culiough house to tho soldier1
where Governor Page and all tht
intr ex irot'arnnra of tha ati.. - .
turn, lie tnen resumed his piacsio
-ii s lawn ve uiiU w Itu UUiHr V-hi
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firiTMMM.On ninVawl flth Plltnbrv, .l.t
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denl io Iha Tn. with a oor ,j .
LTII imllawl aTllaaaBtf At 1 Ka nrrw, "
hi J. When the possession reached tU
uuuiuniii un uiuoieui, junimynjj
were grouped about it la the mtu.
time the president and party, theontor
rftbe day, Hon. Edward J. J't,,
Governor Page and other distinguiihn
speakers and guests took positieai oo
the platform at the base ot the mocj-
ine introductory aauress was ntd
by General Veasey, ex-commaniJer-iii-chief
of the O. A. It. and president of
the day. He was followed oy for,
Charles Parkhurst of Boston, who of
fered prayer. Governor Page mails u
address of welcome. He said, ia brief:
To-day we again gather on thisbn oric
ground to celebrate, not our natal di;,
but our wedding day, the centennial an
niversary of the wedding of our d
tinis as a state to this great ftWtl
family and to dedicate to liberty this
majestic shaft." With a Un wU
chosen words be extended a welcome k
In an eloquent address Gorernet
Preecott of New Hampshire, president
or the monument association, pre-snted
the monument to the governor of Ver
mont. In doing 83 he alluded in a brief
manner to tho hiLtorio facts covrir.j;
the inception of the monument i'!-t,ili
progress and commemoration, dor.
Page, in behalf of his slate, mule t
brief but eloquent speech accepting the
M time followed. Then ITor.. FTftnini
J. I'he'i, lbs oruftor of the day, v.;tu in
troduced, lie was received with a km
of applause. In his oration he saiJ,
substantially: "Vermont consfiraU
today her first historic tnonumen', but
it is not Let's alone. New Him,;s!,irs
and MaKsnjhusettP, who fought with
snd for her in Bennington, havi juiced
in erecting this memoiial if c
history, and they ara hero rcprt periled
by i-plntidid dolega'-iona to share in tU
triumph of ita completion and rivb to
lh ojcimion, by the distinction of their
presence, a higher dignity and mom
The day has a still larger significance.
It is trebly fortunate. It marks otoo
ly the anniversary of a battle and th
happy consummation of this structure
of the exertions of fifteen yearn, hut
likewise tho centennial of the er;tr.iee
of Vermont into a federal union. It is
appropriate and gratifying that U.
chief magistrate of the nation eli'iull
be our most honored guest. In this
scene party differences are forgotten.
We are only Americans and in loyally
to that great oflioe and respect fur tbe
incumbent who fills it so well, we a"
this day on the president's side."
The speaker thei followed with
lengthy and eloquent resume of the
events leading up to the battle of linn-
nington. The oralija was received in
most appreciative manner.
Tba Women' BojrJ,
Chicago, Aug. 20 The members cf
the Illinois, women's board of worUe
fair com ru'ssioners met here yes'cnlsy,
but little besides a temporary organ
ization was effected. Mrs. Franks D.
Philips of Bloomington was chosen
chairman and Miss Mary Callahan of
Crawford county secretary. Governor
Fifer was present. He mode a shjrt
speech mid the members of the bosnl
of agriculture expressed their views on
the work before tbe body. No action
was taken and at noon an adjournment
was taken until tbe afternoon, when
permanent organization wis effected.
At the after noon session Director
General Davis was present and ei. light
ened the ladies upon the subject of the
laws laid down for their observance ana
gave a brief outline of the work. Lacn
member of the board also expr.weed her
ideas. Today the ladies surveyed the
work at Jackson park.
Destroyed fly "'
Cakhow, Wo, Aug.21-At C:.T0 yes
terday morning the Union Pacific depot
express and telegraph offices at this
place were entirely destroyed by firs.
Tbe remains of John Crompton, ths
oompany's agent, with s revolver lying
tear, wan found is the ruins. The
loss to the railroad oomptny is 15,00a
rVni Wu jlrinklna' hard fr
some time aad it kt thought that as wl
firs oo Um depot asd thee shot bimselft
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