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A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
BED CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA
Cbakir Pasha, the Governor of
Crete, has banished from the island
four prominent Christians, one of
-whom was a member of the Cretan
While Prime Minister Crispi was
driving in Rome the other day a stone
thrown by a man on the roadside
struckhim in one of his eyes, inflicting
painful but not serious injury. The
assailant was arrested and found to be
In the columns of the Pall Mall Ga
zette it is announced that russet shoes
are very bad form indeed and the au
thorities of Eton and Harrow have is
sued instructions that; the pupils in
these schools must not wear them, as
they do not consider them either be
coming or dignified."
Estimates of the loss by the recent
fire at Antwerp range from 25,000,000
to 35,000,000 francs. M. Corvitain,
proprietor of the cartridge factory, is
charged with homicide by imprudence.
His defense is that the fire originated
in the petroleum sheds and caused the
explosion in the cartridge factory.
MrsG. H. Dunsfoud, the wife of a
leading citizen of Reading, Pa., died
the other day after being thrown into
spasms while laughing heartily at a
theatrical performance. Her artifi
cial teeth were missing and a post
mortem examination developed the
fact that she had swallowed them.
They were found lodged in her
Lieutenant Samuel A. Smake, U.
$ A., who has arrived at Glenwood
Springs from a trip to Routt County,
CoL, where he investigated the recent
Indian scare, reports but few Indians
to be found and these in small parties.
They claimed to be after stray horses,
but is pretty certain they were hunt
ing parties. The report of armed
parties was started by a frontiersman
fooling a party of "tenderfcet."
During the celebration of a relig
ious festival at Rohtak, India, the
Mussulmans and Hindoos became in
volved in religious disputes which led
to rioting. The police were com
pelled to interfere to stop the fighting,
but before they succeeded many of the
rioters were shot by the officers. The
Mussulmans at Delhi, forty-two miles
northwest of Rohtak, are organiz
ing to avenge the insults put upon
them by the Hindoos.
John Gordon, in the employ of the
lake George Paper & Pulp Company,
at'Ticonderoga, N. Y., fell asleep the
other night near the machinery. The
fellow-workmen, it is said, in a joke
tied a rope about his feet and threw it
over a shaft making 125 revolutions a
minute. They could not cut the rope
in time and Gordon was killed, the
body being horribly mutilated. One
of the perpetrators of the joko lost his
reason from the shock.
Joseph T. Kelly, son of Eugene
Kelly, the well known New York
banker, was blown from the platform
of a car of the 4:80 p. m. train from
New York on the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western railroad while the
train was crossing the Newark
meadows. He was instantly killed,
his head being crushed against a pile
of ties. The wind was blowing a gale
at the time. The deceased was about
twenty-five years old and unmarried.
The Vossische Zeitung, of Berlin,
publishes a complaint signed by a
number of merchants of that city in
-which it is stated that Mr. Edwards.
United States Consul at Berlin, sub
jects exporters to trivial vexations in
the matter of verifying invoices, thus
hampering trade with America. The
merchants intended to call a meeting
to protest against Consul Edwards'
action and to request the German
Foreign Office to interveno for the re
moval of the trouble.
Rev. Judson TiTswoimi, of Mil
waukee, Wis., was recently called on
to marry Theodore Souzo Tomagawa,
of Tokio, Japan, to Miss Catherine
Ashmore Adams, of Chicago. After
the ceremony the Jap and his bride
left for New York. It seems that
Tomagawa has-been in America for
some years. Five years ago he was
in Chicago as a teacher of the art of
making Japanese Embroidery. Miss
Adams was one of his pupils and she
fell in love with him. Her father is
dead and her mother opposed the mar
riage. The end was an elopement to
Commissioner Tanner has made
public a statement claiming to show
that the heavy disbursements of pen
sions during the last two months were
mainly attributable to a deficiency in
previous appropriations. The amount
appropriated for the year ended June
SO last was $86,473,000, while $88,235,
113.28 was disbursed. Disbursements
have exceeded appropriations during
the last four years. In 1885 the num
ber of pensioners was 345,125, while
the number now is 489,725. In July
and August, 1888, Commissioner Black
advanced to agents $24,800,000. of
which they disbursed $4,840,577.05.
During the last two months Commis
sioner Tanner advanced $34,700,000
and agents have already disbursed
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
GiMiitd by Telegraph and MaiL
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
A dispatch to the Soir, of Paris, from
Rome says : It it reported that the Italian
Government will expel Kossuth from
Italy on a demand from Germany, because
in an address to Hungarians be protested
against Premier Titza's tirade against
The Turkish Government has decided to
increase the- number of troops in Crete
from 20,000 to 40,000 and place several war
ships on duty about the island.
The Democrats of New Jersey have
nominated Leon Abbott for Governor.
Ex-Sexator Ridduberger, of Vir
ginia, has taken the stump for the Demo
cratic State ticket
In the Washington Democratic State
convention Samuel Wheelwright, of Ta
coma, and Thomas Griffith, oC Spokane,
were placed in nomination for Congress.
Griffith was nominated on the first ballot
Ex-Governor Eugene Semple, of Tacoma,
was nominated for Governor by acclama
tion. Ho.v. S. 8. Cox succumbed to his attack
of malarial fever on the 10th.
Henry C. Warmouth. ex-Governor of
Louisiana, has accepted his appointment
as collector or customs at New Orleans.
James W. Tanner, Commissioner of
Pensions, sent bis resignation to Presi
dent Harrison on the 11th.
Starlet was reported marching to the
African coast with Mombassa as bis ob
Captain Ira Pains, the celebrated
American marksman, died in Paris re
cently. President Harrison has appointed
John 8. Latbrop collector of internal rev
enue for the Third Iowa district and
James W. Hearne in the Fourth Texas
Abraham H. Tappen, of the Twenty
fourth Assembly district has been
elected Grand Sachem of the Tammany
Society in place of Sheriff Flack, resigned.
It is definitely settled that Judge Groff,
of Omaha, will be appointed Commissioner
of the General Land-office. He was the
leading candidate for Inter-State Com
meres Commissioner against Judge
Veasey, of Vermont who recently re
ceived the appointment
Charles F. Griffin, Secretary of State,
Indiana, has been elected Commander-in-Chief
of the Sons of Veterans, succeeding
Edwin Arnold, author of "Light of
Asia" and chief editor of the London
Telegraph, with bis daughter called on
President Harrison recently.
Rumors of a formal alliance between
Russia and France are officially declared
unfounded in St Petersburg.
Negotiations are said to be on foot for
a new agreement between England and
Germany regarding East Africa.
John Sloan, of Indianapolis, has been
elected president of the National Railway
M. Ferry's organ states that Germany
is about to place an army corps on the
Belgian frontier and reinforce the troops
in Alsace-Lorraine. The Autorite pub
lishes a report that M. De Freycinet,
French Minister of War, intends to double
the strength of the army corps stationed
There are rumors from various quarters
that a large number of Nihilists have re
cently arrived in Denmark. In conse
quence of these reports the authorities are
taking extraordinary precautions for the
protection of the Czar during hi visit to
Copenhagen, as it is feared that an at
tempt upon his lite is intended.
A proposition frowning down trusts
was presented to the Wyoming Constitu
tional convention recently. Several chap
ters were adopted. A measure restricting
the formation of "new counties was in
A Siderian explorer bat leftPekin with
the intention of penetrating Thibet He
is accompanied by a Chinese escort His
route will bo along the great wall of
China to Lan Chow and Lake Kokonova,
Hon. A. E. Touzalin, of Chicago, pres
ident of the Chicago. Burlington & North
ern railway, died at Bennington, Vt, re
cently. He had been out of health for
Colonel W. F. Switzlex, chief of the
bureau of statistics, ha resigned.
Three boilers in the California sash,
door and blind factory at Oakland, CaL,
exploded recently, killing four men out
right and injuring several others, two
probably fatally. Two others were sup
posed to be buned in the ruins.
Cholera is reported at Athens, Greece.
The United States Treasury Depart
ment celebrated the 100th anniversary of
its foundation by Alexander Hamilton by
closing at noon on the 11th.
Captain Wissman has offered a reward
of 5.000 for the bead of Bushire, the
African chief. This was done in conse
quence of Bushire's threat to destroy the
mission in the interior.
The nephew of Averill, the man lynched
some time ago with "Cattle Kate' in Wy
oming, died suddenly recently. The cor
oner found every evidence that be was
The Western Union directors have de
clared the regular quarterly dividend of
Vi per cent The statement of the quar
ter ending September 30 estimates the net
revenue at $1,750,000, the largest for years,
and, leaver a surplus after paying divi
dends of 2402,415.
The forests of Pentelicus in Greece are
on fire. Twenty-seven tbousaud trees
have been destroyed.
The Burton building on Van Buren
street in Chicago, recently burned and
just rebuilt, bas been destroyed by fire.
Mr. Van Hass. a director of the Otto
man Bank, Constantinople, committed
suicide recently. The bank was not af
fected so far as known.
Fourteen buildings in the town of
Shoat Lake. Man., were destroyed by fire
the other night causing $10,000 los.
The directors of the Missouri Pacific
railway have declared the usual quarterly
dividend of one per cent
The Bell Telephone Couroanv has in-
creased its capital stock from $10,000,000
. It is reported that a negro church bas
been burned by regulators at Post Oak,
Jasper County, Miss. Further whippings
are also reported. Persons from Jasper
County say these reports are exag
gerated. T. P. Gilwicss, grand keeper of records
and seals of the grand lodge or Knights
of Pythias of Missouri, and Paul Pittman,
deputy circuit clerk of Mason County.
I1L. were drowned at the Copperas creek
lock east of Canton oa the Illinois river
the other night They were members of a
Tax Phoenix Woolen Mills Company f
East Greenwich, R. I, faave offered to
compromise with their creditors at 23 ceats
oa the dollar.
Attorney-General Miller finds ao
cause for action against ex-Governor
Crawford for receiving moseys from the
Creeks for acting as their attorney in re
cent financial transactions with the Gov
ernment A raw broke oat in the cotton stored in
the hold of the steamship Britannic oa
her last trip to Queenstown. After con
siderable trouble the fire was extin
guished. The old wooden war ship Iroquois, which
was recently extensively repaired at the
ship yards at Mare Island, CaL, cduld not
develop more than eight knots an hour oa
a trial trip.
Searle, tbe champion sculler, bas
challenged Guadaur to row at London for
$2,500 a side.
The report of a fatal mine disaster at
Jellico, Tenn., was false.
a ..7.,.,rn..ln ., Ti ti.i i r th.
A whirlwind at Lulu Island, B. O, the
other day desolated tbe whole country
through which it passed, uprooting gi
gantic trees and leaving the thickly
wooded surface bare.
The colored Baptist convention at In
dianapolis, Ind.. was much stirred up by
the indignities to which live of tbe minis
ters were subjected near Boxler, Ga.,
where a number of white men roughly
ejected them from tbe railway car.
Br a collision at Miller City, O., tbe
other day, two freight locomotives and
fifteen fruit cars were wrecked and both
At Buffalo, N. Y., Dr. Bartlett finished
his effort to beat Dr. Carver's record of
Ireaking 60.000 glass by rifle shots in six
days. He broke GO, 01" in all.
The big chemical works at Wandsworth,
England, were destroyed by fire tbe other
day and one fireman last his life. The
works were valued at $100,030.
The municipal authorities of Liverpool.
England, warned by Antwerp's expe
rience, have voted $150,000 for the con
struction of petroleum storage depots at
The first snow of the season fell at Hope,
Dak., on tbe 12th.
A cattle disease, either Texas fever or
black tongue, is reported ravaging the
herds near Scottdale, Pa.
F. W. Gesswein. the millionaire im
porter and manufacturer of jewelers'
supplies and tools, was shot dead at New
York recently by Christian Dehle, an old
German, who said be committed the crime
because Gesswein had robbed him of his
patent and left bim penniless.
Two hundred and fifty-six nominally
Boulangist candidates were nominated for
election to the French Chamber of Depu- ,
fctriT for 17,030 indemnity money bas
been begun in San Francisco against Dong
Tsing. tbe Chinese Consul. J
Caktain Wissxan'jS police have de
stroyed tbe town of Kondutchi, between
Bagamoyo and Dar-es-Salaam. Captain
Wissman wished to punish tbe inhabit- . ered one Ed. Taylor, who about one year
ants of the place for having supplied tbe j ago deserted bis wife and family and
insurgents with arms. skipped out with tbe hired girl, with
A serious collision occurred on the Bal- j whom be has since lived. He left bis fam
timore & Potomac railroad the other night ' Uy destitute and recently returned to tbe
at Washington between a freight and a neighborhood on a visit to a brother.
passenger train resulting in tbe killing of
the engineer of tbe passenger train and
badly injuring the fireman and one brake
man of the freight train.
Five hundred miners at Clarion and
Clear Run, Pa., have struck for an ad
vance. Tue strike was in co-operation
with tbe striking miners of Adrian and
The steamer Rotbesay recently sank
the tug Moira near Brockville, Ont, and
two lives were lost
The business part of Danby, N. Y.,
burned tbe other day. Cause, no fire ap
paratus. Los, $45,000.
The verdict of the court-martial cash
iering Colonel Fletcher, of Fort Omaha,
bas been set aside on the grounds of per-
secution and conspiracy. This leaves the
prosecuting officers in a bad fix.
A. H. Watson's plumbing shop in Chi
cago was wrecked, one employe fatally
injured nnd several persons more or less
hurt by flying missiles the other day by a ,
The troubles of Erie and Canfleld miners,
near Denver, CoL, have resulted in blood
shed, one man being ohot dead and another
The- American brewers have projected a
gigantic syndicate, or pool, to protect
themselves against the encroachments of
the English beer syndicate.
English dockyard laborers and their
friends bad a grand demonstration at
Hyde Park, London, on tbe 15th to cele
brate the successful ending of the strike.
The King of Holland bad again weak
ened and bis condition was serious on tbe
Clearing bouse returns for the week
ended September 14 showed an average in
crease of 7.3 compared with the corre
sponding week of last year. In New York
the increase was 9.0.
The monument erected to General Grant
at Fort Leavenworth was unvailed by
General Merritt on tbe 14-b. Orations
were delivered by Senator Ingalls, Gen
eral Charles W. Blair and Hon. George R.
Peck. The parade and dedication were
attended by large numbers of visitors and
The New Era Exposition building at St
Joseph, Mo., took fire on tbe night of tbe
15tb. Every thing was lost except tbe
carriage used to convey General Lafay
ette during bis visit to country in 1824.
Tbe loss was estimated at $430,000.
The portraits of General Grant and
Sheridan which were painted by order of
George W. Childs for tbe United States
Military Academy will be formally pre
sented to that institution October 3. Gen
eral Horace Porter will make the address.
A terrible fire occurred in Louisville,
Kr.. on the 15th at Bamberger, Bloom &
Co.'s large dry goods bouse. Six firemen
were caught by falling walls and kilted.
Tbe loss reached &000.000.
The trial trip of tbe new cruiser Balti
more was reported to be a great success
and will net Messrs. Cramp & Co. a con
A negro riot occurred at Lawrenceville,
IlL, on the night of tbe llib, caused by
the arrest of a negro who was brandish
ing a knife. He was landed in jail with
several others. Later tbe negroes at
tacked the jail and freed the prisoners,
whereupon the whites organized and
killed two negroes. About a dozen were
wounded on both tides before the tumult
The town of Medina, N. Y., was badly
damaged by fire on tbe 15th, which origin
ated in Ives Si Sons' pail manufacturing
establishment Tbe loss was $330,000.
American securities were in demand on
the London Stock Exchange during the
week ended September 14. A financial
crash was thought to be imminent in the
Argentine Republic. The French and
German bourses were unsettled.
Chakir Pasha, the Governor of Crete,
has issued a freak proclamation to the
Cretans, threatening with severe punish
ment any one assisting the insurgents.
M. CORVELLATNE. tbe proprietor ol ue
cartridge factory at Antwerp in which the
recent disastrous explosion occmred, hai
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Another disastrous collision of trains
occurred the other morning about 2:80
o'clock at tbe crossing of the Union Pa
cific and Fremont Elkhora & Missouri
Valley track near Ames, six miles west
of Fr mont. It was exactly the same hour
and tbe circumstances precisely similar to
tbe collision which occurred there a week
before. A number of cars loaded with
barley were wrecked, but none of tbe
trainmen were injured.
The Lincoln County commissioners have
submitted a proposition to tbe electors to
vote $150,000 in bonds to tbe Missouri
River. North Platte & Denver railroad, on
the condition that the company bas the
road completed and in running order by
January 1, 1SD0, no interest to accrue on
! the bonds until the road is completed
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Up to date $585,000 have been paid into
tbe Cbadron land-office. Tbo otlico was
opened July 1. 1SS7. '.
Eli Parks, a Holt County farmer living
near Ewing, bas decamped to prercnt ar
rest on a warrant charging him with crim
inal assault on two little girls aged seven
and nine years. '
James Haviland, of North Lonp, while
recently cleaning a well, fell a distance of i
over one hundred feet He was badly in
jured, but will recover.
Wbit.k Lorev Snncrc of T.inwnod. was
recently working on a pile driver be had
bis hand terribly mashed, causing the
amputation of three fingers and part of
hts band necessary. He placed his hand
on tbe pile just as tbe hammer started up,
when tbe grapper happened to slip, letting
the hammer down on bis band.
An old farmer named Martin, living
near Cedar Bluffs, recently got into a
difficulty with his son-in-law, named
GeiseL and was unmercifully pounded
with a club, so that bis life was despaired
of. Geisel was arrested.
A. B. Sunn, has a hundred acres in
sugar cane near Fairfield, from which he
expects to cut and strin a thousand tons.
At $8 a ton it would bring 58,000, a neat
sum for one summer's work.
Uki Talbert owns the only peach
orchard in Greeley County. It is six miles
; southeast ol tscotia and Has a grove o( MM
The brick haulers employed on the
street paving work at Beatrice recently
I went out on a strike, practically stopping
all paving. They struck for their pay,
wnicn was in arrears.
The other day Mrs. Julia A. Pettit was
arrested in Buffalo County, charged with
being an accessory to the murder of Will
iam Pettit last April. She was placed in
the jail at Kearney in the same cell with
her son, W. H. Pettit She is sixty-five
It is stated that a party of masked men
i near Obiowa recently tarred and featb-
The second annual reunion of the old
soldiers of Keya Paha and adjacent
counties was attended by fully 2,030 peo
ple. The corner stone of Dodge County's
magnificent new court bouse was laid on
tbe afternoon tf the 10th with appropriate
ceremonies. The exercises were con
ducted under the auspices of the Fremont
S. H. Morrison has been elected De
partment G. A. It Commander of Nebras
ka to fill the vacancy caused by tbe death
of Major J. B. Davis.
George Patterson, of North Platte,
who carried off the highest honors at tbe
recent competitive examination for ap
pointment as cadet to the West Point
military academy, failed to get into that
institution, having been rei-.c ed owing to
an in-growing toe-nail.
John F. Albin. editor of the McCool
Junction Record, who was struck by light'
njng three months ago, bas sufficiently
recovered from the shock to resume charge
j of his paper, but is still very weak.
The mayor of Grand Island bas ap
pointed a committee to take subscriptions
and otherwise endeavor to secure tbe lo
cation of tbe State fair at that place.
The old settlers of Furnas County re
cently held their annual reunion at Beaver
Spontaneous combustion recently
caused a fire in McElvain's coal sheds at
Brainard, but tbe flames were extin
guished before much damage was done.
The twelve-year-old daughter of Mr.
Sargent, a Holt County farmer, was re
cently killed by tbe upsetting of a load of
bay upon her.
A DEMENTEDyoung woman named Zingg
disappeared from ber borne eleven miles
east of Rusbville recently and bas not
been heard from since. A reward is
offered for information regarding her
Fred Fochon, of Kearney, gave R. G.
Parker a chattel mortgage on a lot of gar
den truck, and when the latter attempted
to foreclose on tbe vegetables the former
protected thsm with a shotgun, wounding
Parker on tbe arm. Pocbon was arrested.
The Custer County supervisors have
called an election for October 12 to vo,e
on a proposition to isue 35,000 in bonds
to aid the Missouri River, North Platte &
The Broken Baw school board has re
solved to enforce the State Compulsory
The Germans of Nebraska City will ob
serve October 3 as memorial day. tbe an
niversary of the landing of tbe first Ger
man colony in America and in remem
brance of the part taken by them in mak
ing the Republic great
Dodge Coc.ntt contains four larga cat
tle ranches, the barn of one of which, the
Standard, bas a roof which covers more
than any other roof in the world.
Indian lands forfeited in Nebraska,
about 2,500 acre?, are to be advert bed and
Hog cholera bas appeared in Cuming
County to an alarming extent.
The First National Bank of Neligh
opened recently with a capital stock of
Bird Upton, of Belvidere, bas been ar
rested charged with having too many
wives. He was arrested on a telegram
from Huron, Dak., but escaped and it took
a hard chase and several shots from tbe
sheriff's poise to effect bis capture.
The doors of C H. Folsom, the largest
general merchandise store in Plainview,
have been closed by virtue of a chattel
mortgage. Liabilities about $15,000.
A van in tbe employ ofa Nebraska
City butcher got up in his sleep the other
night went to the bam and bitching up a
team hauled a load to tbe slaughter hoase.
He awoke at one o'clock and retired
Mrs. Thorp, of Nebraska City, who was
injured a few weeks since by a gasoline
explosion, died the other day from the
effects of her injuries.
The residence of Mr. T. Sullivan, a
farmer living two miles northeast of Bada,
was totally destroyed by fire the other
THE GRANT MONUMENT.
travailing or th Statae at Fort Leaven
worth Orations Br Senator IncalU,
General Hlair and George R. Peck.
Leavenworth, Kan.. Sept 16. At noon
on Saturday all business houses were
closed and the city was in holiday attire,
flags and streamers showing everywhere,
with pictures of Grant here and there.
as seven o'elocK tne veterans ncuuer, a iiituiennni-uiuimi m """ -
soldiers' homo began pouring lond infantry, was accused of condu t u :-
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into the city with mauy members of tho Deeominjr an otlicer and a geir o i a
G. A. It posts from neighboring towns, technically, and in tho ordinary lansu.iw
After a parade here in which four troops j conduct unbecoming; a so dier. UN nc
of United Stites cavalry, a great palace i cusers were the olllors of the pot t f-rt
wagon bearing maimed veterans, tho j Omaha and the principil witne-uesngain-r.
Gurfl-Id colored post, the fire department J bim wore his wife and sitter-in-la w. 1 ii
and other c!ub, with their different bands case of this officer ha? become n nritter f
took part they all took train for Fort i National importance throughout in-cup
Leavenworth. "T. especially in military circles, nnd not
At Fort Leavenworth tho sentries paced t only military men, I ut civilians ao i:r-
back and forth about tbe mouum-nt and
a large platform built just south of it
where nearly 1.0J0 chairs had been placed.
Earlv in the forenoon Mrs. General Mer
ritt Mrs. Colonel P.ucker and Lieutenant
Perry, of the Ninth cavalry, had deco
rated the top of the pedestal with fliwcr.
a wreath extending around tho
Upon the large p'atform were Generals
Merritt nnd McCoofc. rach accompanied
by bis entire staff. Governor Humphrey
and all the State cftical. Senator Ingalls
and ninny men distinguished in the mili
tary and political history of the country,
besides a large number of lad-es.
At two o'clock General M?rritt nroso
and introduced Rev. E. F. Holland, chap
Iain of the G. A. R. for the department of
Kansas, who offered prayer. Tbn Gen
eral Merritt, as president of the Grant
Monument Association, welcomed the
people in a short speech, in which he said
tbe artist bad done his part in a innnnrr
befitting the illustrious soldier. He con
cluded with the words: "Th monument
will now be unvailed." Then the flag
which covered the monument dreppad and
the preat General stood revealed.
Senator Insnlls was then introduced
and prke substantially as follow:
The onward march of humanity has never
been delayed for the want f a prophet to pre
dict a triumph or a leader to direct resistless
energies. When the ensis comes the man ap
pears. It is the opportunity that makes the
General. When the late contest was bes'in
there was no one who anticipated the achieve
ment or prophesied the mamticcnt destiny of
Grant. He had abandoned tho military
profession in early life. H hid no
sympathy with the passions which pre
cipitated the war. He had no powerful
friend. He was shv and silent and yet in the
internal between llelmont and Appomattox he
achieved that fame which knows no clyint; His
career was a stately procession of unbroken
triumphs. He wo.-, called to the highest posi
tion in the Nation. Senator Ingalls tht-n told
of the removal of the remains of General
Grant from Mount McGregor to New York,
winding up by saying that the Ideas for which
Grant contended will extend our Nation north
ward to the froz-n zone and southward to the
cinal which will join ftwo oceans: fifty stars
will be upon her Haj and iJO,0v,lijO will be un
der its folds.
General Merr'-tttben introduced General
Charles W. Blair, who spoke to the follow
It was reserved for Fort Leavenworth to first
unvail a permanent memorial to the hero of the
war. and as we gaze upon the- invincible cap
tain we realize that every government has but
one argument against insurrection and invasion
the brutal but final argument of force. At
the battle of Hull's Hun the Government real
ized the colossal character of the rebellion.
but who would have believeu that a man
whose career was supposed to have
ended before middle Iifo was reached would
mold armies, organize victory and achi-vc im
perishable renown? And yet this was done in
the ca'c of Grant. Much learning has been
displayed in critical analysis of his military
genius, but he was the Moses who led us
through the wilderness. Victory marched
with him everywhere. The rratitude of his
countrymen twice elected him Chief Mtgistrate.
when he went abroad he was the honored guest of
crowned heads and distinguished men. and
when he returned to our shores e,uuu,m,iof
people rose up to do him honor, but his modest
demeanor seemed to recognize his American
citizenship as his highest claim to di-tinction.
His last struggle was the most touching of his
life when he held death at bay until he had
completed his memoirs in order to provide for
Hon. George R. Peck was next intro
duced and made one of the most appre
ciated orations of tbe day, tbe following
being a brief synopsis :
We dedicate to-day no mere statue to victory.
When the sculptor fashioned that august figure
he thought of burdens borne without complaint,
of courage that never faltered. The sutuc Is
Grant, but it is more. It will stand as he did.
tbe type of heroism, the typo of honor,, the
type of serene patience. Something like
the majestic strength of the pyramids
was in him. He knew the homespun
word. duty. He moved on Donelson in tbe dead
of winter and wrested from the enemy its most
important fortress and an army larger than his
own. He drew the line around Vicksburg's
fated gammon until another arm yielded up its
arms. A genius he was not. He was not al
ways true to military rules. War as he un
derstood it was hard, rough blows,
the cruelty of battle. In his mem
oirs Grant tells us he had little
taste for military Iift How plain and simple
be was. The feverish visions that disturb the
souls of many great soldiers never troubled
him. Whatever it meant to others Appomattox
meant only peace to Grant. This statue is
history in bronze and what is the
lesson it teaches? Grasp the meaning of
the word duty and yon have the answer.
It is duty that holds systems together and tills
all space with the melody of law and order.
Here let tbe Statue stand, the tribute of gen
erous hearts jo a high ideal. We will come
with reverent steps to look upon it and will
bear above the noise of faction the solemn
words of tho old commander, "Let us hate
After tbe conclusion of Mr. Peck's ad
dra General Merritt proposed three
cheers for the artist cf tbe statue who
was absent unfortunately which were
given with a hearty good will.
Sons of Veterans.
Patersox. N. J., Sept. 15. The National
Encampment Sons of Veterans has voted
to restore Past Commander-in-Chief Wal
ter S. Payne to eligibility to membership
in view of his past services and in consid
eration of punishment already mffered.
Tbe following were elected members of
tbe council in chief: H. Fraze. of Indiana;
J. D. Hinkle. of Massachusetts: E. T. Roe,
of Illinois; W. O. McDowell, cf New Jer
sey, and W. O. Jones, of Kansas. Tbe
encampment voted the golden cross of tbe
order to General Leland Webb, of Kansas,
for his past services to tbe order.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Washington, Sept. 15. President Har
rison's intentions yritb respect to tbe ap
pointment of a successor to Commissioner
of Pensions Tanner are yet unknown.
Major Warner, of Kansas City, bas ar
rived and bad an interview with Secre
tary Noble. What the interview was
about ia not public property.
Stanard Appointed Regent.
JirrtRSON CRT, Ma. Sept. 15. Gov
ernor Francis has appointed ex-Governor
O. E. Stanard, of Sr. Louis member of tbe
board cf regents of tbe State University
at Columbia, vice S. M. Breckenridge, of
SC Louis. wbwas appointed by the Gov
ernor last winter bat declined to serve.
COLONEL FLETCHER'S CASE.
He l Sentenced Ity Coart-Marti.il ti Ke
Cah'e-ed Tlie Sentence Di:rveil
lljrth General of the Army-A t uC
Washington, Sept 14. Som t i:i n-o.
a court-martial was held at F rt Omaha.
Neb., that attracted a great deal of afoti-
I tion throughout the country. J H.
L... 1 . ! -. w- . .", . ... . I... W .
terested in it. The case can i:u. be dec! led
for nt Iea-t ten days more. 'liu c uit-
martial that tried Colonel Flete er f iiii'l
, him guilty of the charges alleged r..im.C
' bim and sentenced him to be cisiiierol
1 from the army. It is bultevud thro ihoiit.
I the United SSlates, both 1:1 inihtnrv :.:u
! civil circles, that tho officer at Omaha.
j were prejudiced against Colonel rietclicr.
j and that tho women in tho c.i-e. t!i :ir
his wifo nnd his sister-in-law. were r
' ganized to destroy him. The proeeni n,;
in the court-ninrtial came on to U i-. irig
ton in due time and wero refenel to
tho Judge Advocate-General' bureau
in tho War Department. The w ho c
enss was looked into care'iilly
and the Judge Advocate-G neral decided
to knock out the report nnd find nz of tbe
court-martial. From the Judge-Advo-cat4
office it went to tbe General of tho
army, who is at present John M. Schotield.
Scbofietd looked into the ca-e very
thoroughly nnd concluded to npre- to tht
findings of the Judge Advoc.it Genera.'
office. From the General of the army, ac
cording to the red tape management of th'
War Department the report should n
tbe Secretary of War. It happens now
that tbe General of the army is act in;: a
Secretary of War and he did not care
to act in a double capacity In a
case of such importance in military
circles as that of Colonel HecliT.
In other words, he did not ere to
approve as Secretary of -War what l.e
approved of as General of the Arm v. Hut
there is no doubt that Colonel Klotcb-T
will prevail over his enemies. Th court
martial at Omaha found him guilty and
sentenced htm to dimi-sal from tlioarmy.
That sentence has been repudiated by tl.o
Judge Advocate's otlice; it has been re
pudiated by the General of the arm v mid
from all accounts it will b repudiated
within a few days by the Secrelnrv of
War and by the President of the United
States a few days later. Fletcher w.i?
done up by the court-mirtinl. but th
thinking men of tbo army here have saved.
A MILLIONAIRE KILLED.
An Old Man Seeks Kcvenge Ity MiSiii
theMan He Claimed 1I1 ICuined Hint.
New Yokk. Sept. 11. F. W. Gesi.in,
tbe millionaire importer and manufacture.-
of jewelers' tools and applies, at 33
John street, this city, wns shot and killed
by Christian Deyhle yesterday iuor"ing
about 10:45 o'clock in bis privato i fli -e,
the result of a business quarrel over a re
flector which Deyhlo claimed he bad
patented. Tbe two men had been p.t law
about the Da tent, and Devhle bad been
! beaten in his suit.
Deyhle bad been accustomed to call up
on Gesswein frequently at his store on
John street, but after his defeat in tho
courts be discontinued bis visits and
nothing bad been seen of him for the past
six months until nine o'clock yesterday
morning, when he walked into Gesswein'
store on the ground floor and inquired for
tbe proprietor. He was informed by ono
of the clerks that G-sswein had not ar
rived, but was expected shortly, and took:
a chair, remarking that he would wait for
bim. Nothing unusual was noticed about
When, half an hour later. Gesswein en
tered tbe store Deyble gave a nod of rec
ognition, arose and approaching him.
aid that he came on privato business and
was invited into the office upstairs on th
second floor, where they were alone with
the door closed.
After having been closeted fcr some
time a shot was beard, and when several
clerks rushed into the room they found
Deyhlo standing with a smoking pistol in
his band and Gesswien sinking on a
lounge. He died without saying a word.
He was forty-one years old and Deyhle-sixty-nine.
Deyhle said be shot Gesswien
because the latter had robhl and ruined
him. He bad no regrets as bo was nn old
man ami had no money to go into business
or to secure admission into the homo for
tbe aged. He was taken to tbe Tombs.
Inquiry amoncjawelerashows that there
is a general belief that Gesswein had
wronged Diyble and bad practically
robbed bim of his invention. Gesswein at
first bought quite large quantities of
Deyhle's reflector, but finally censed to
patroaiza bim. Deyhle made inquiries
and became satisfied that Gesswein was
making the reflectors himself, an in
fringement suit failed on technical
grounds and Deyhle was unable to carry
the proceedings further.
m m m
Testimony Concerning the rrsltr of Ir
rigation For Southwent Kansa.
Gardes Cirr. Kan.. Sept. 14. Sn.itor
Plumb has joined the United States Sen
ate Committee on Irrigation at th:3 n'ace.
Senator Stewart, chairman of the com
mittee, arrived by special train from.
Texas, accompanied by Colcnal IC J.
Hinton, Major Powell, S-rgeant-at-Arrsi-Davis,
two stenographers and E. B.
Bronson, banker anil ranchman ol
El Paso. Tex. Senator Reagan returned
home from Fort Worth, while Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, joined tho other
here. YesterJay was spent In tafcinr
testimony as to the necessity for irriga
tion in Southwest Kansas and the I .t
methods of accomplishing tbe il-sirf!
fnls. Ten counties were represented ly
delegations and tbe interest and
earnestness manifested certainly con
vinced the committer that tbe Souihwe-t
wanted irrigation by the quickest possi
ble means and wanted it more than any
thing else. There was a large attendance
of interested listeners.
Race War at Dexter. Mo.
CAIRO. IlL. Sept. 14. At Dexter. Ma,
the people have for years excluded nl:
negroes from anions thm- A short time'
ago a man named Williams settled on a
farm near tbere and engaged a d:-z.'i
negroes to work for bim. Fifty aun-.i
white men waited upon him this we:-.
and told him he must get rid of th?
negroes. He said tbrj might kill hire 4
first. The armed men returned to fcwn
and circulated a paper pledging the sign
ers to stand by the regulators. About K
men signed the paper. About titty men
sided with Williams, among them a hard
ware merchan who bas imported Win
chesters and ammunition sufficient to arm
his side. Farther trouble is expected-
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