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PARADE AND SPEECH.
DEDICATION OF GHICKAMAU
A Urcat Crowd In Attendance An Im
posing Military ami omdal Dlsplny
Srnntor Hto and Congressman Oros
tenor Discuss Issue of tlio ltebelllon -A
l'rnnk Talk by (lor. Turney.
At Ctitckntiiauga l'nrk.
Chattanooga, Tenu., Sept. 21.
The third day of tho exercises attend
ant upon tho dedication of tho battle
Held of Chlckamauga to tho nation ns
a pa i If, opened with a grand civic nnd
military parade, In which tho visiting
cabinet officers, governors and their
staffs nnd tho various military organ
isations toot part It brought mora
people to tho city proper than had
been here at any ono time since the
dedicatory exercises begnn.
It was a few minutes past 10 when
the parade btarted. A platoon of po
lice led, followed by a military baud.
Then came Vico President .Stevenson
nnd party, Lieutenant General Scho
liold, Secretary of the Interior Smith,
Postmaster tumoral Wilson, Secretary
of the Navy Horbort and Attorney
General Harmon. United States dena
ture,, congressmen, governors nnd
.-Unit's, park commissioners, Tennessee
legislators, Mayor Ochs, citizens com
mittee and invited guests. Another
platoon of police followed, and then
came tho United States troop, tho
Ohio national guard, Tennessee na
tional guard, Capital City guard of
(icorgin and tho Chattanooga school
The formal exercises of tho day
were held in tho llarnum tent near
tho government building, and wcro
presided over by Vice President Stev
enson. A f tor music by the band, the
Kev. Dr. S. T. Nicholls of St. Louis
offered praver. Tho first uddress was
by tieorgo W. Ochs, mayor of Chatta
nooga. HKNATOR HATK OX TUB IBSUr.S.
Senator Kate, tho second speaker,
.said in part: "We have nssembled on
the glorious battlefields for tho pres
ervation and pcrpetuntion of tho
bncred memories, to advanve by los
.sons learned here, the common glory
of our country. With what inexpicss
ible pleasure tlio lapse of more than
thirty yours has mitigated tho pas
sions and dispossessed the minds of all
the surviving contestants of these
.great battles, to look back at the past
w.tli those moderate convictions which
41 re duo to a contest in which each
party held principles and convictions
to justify tho contention.''
Mr. Hate then referred to the erec
tion of the Confederate monument at
Chicago as an indication that sectional
feeling was obliterated and then turn
ed his attention to tho causes which
led up to the war. lie sain that the
JMissouti compromise and fanaticism
had something to do with it. The de
nial of equal rights to equal states was
the real cause. Whatever may have
been tho right or wrong, the south be
lieved it was right, and in defense of
this belief it accepted battle. In con
clusion ho said that it was in vain to
surround America with fortresses, as
modern cannon would demolish them.
The only safety was in union.
At,t- Komo mu hie, Cungrensmun
-Cnnrles II. Grosvenor of Ohio spoke,
lie declared that all wcro present as
American citizens, without bitterness
or criticism of uny kind. He declared
that the union had been absolutely
restored in every way in law and in
the hearts and loyalty of all citizens,
and all present wcro brothers in de
votion to the union nnd tho flag. Ho
believed that nowhere was there a
tnought of disunion.
The speaker then gave an extended
history of tho American constitution
and the various contentions in regatd
to its clauses.
He continued: "We did not go to
war to emancipate tho slave, but we
did go to war with the consc ousness
that '.ho slavery question was one of
the great questions that was produc
ing the war; and he was a man of
shortsightedness on the one side or tho
. other Hide wno doubted that tho result
of tho conflict, the end of tho war,
would produce either emancipation
or perpetuation. An institution so
intertwined about the very heart
of a great mass of tho people,
und thus becoming ono of tho
promoting elements of controversy,
.and thereby incidontally.if you please,
producing a conflict, and thereby im
periling iho life of a nation, could not
.sihnd unless the bide that defended It
cmld stand. We went to war to es-tabll-h
principles political principles.
We went to war to legislate We put
in motion in the great congress of war
the passage of bills that afterwards
wore passed upon the bloody battlo
fields of tho country; and all that
stood in tho way, everything that
came ine'dentally into collision, and
everything that came, perchance by
accident, if you please, to bo inimical
to tho great end sought, was w iped
out and destroyed. There was not an
institution dear to tho hearts of the
American people other than the wor
shro of God Almighty and tho protec
tion of family and homo that would
not have been destroyed in battle, had
it stood in tho way of tho accomplish
ment of the great purpose of that war."
Tho speaker next dUcushcd tho bat
tle of Chlckamauka, giving many facts
and figures and closed: "Standing
heio to-day, my countrymen. Is there
anything greater, anything more
charming to the heart of an Amorican
patriot than tho lovo of the American
people "or this union, this constitution
and this power' It Is our protection
.nyainst enemies abroad; it is our as
surance against disturbance within; it
is tho beacon light to other nations
and tho sheet anchor to ours. It is
the doctrine of tho American home,
the American tl reside, American insti
tutions, the American union, and tho
American flag. And we will protect it
ut home ana vindicate it abroad; and
in the hour of lt peril, in tho hour
of its danger, if that hour shall come,
in tho time that tries the futuro
of this great fabric of government,
if tho hour shall come, there will rally
to the flag of tho Union, there will ral
ly to the constitution of the country,
tncre will rally to our institutions,
whether it bo to protect our territorial
integrity, our dignity as a nation, or
position upon the great political ques
tions, international in their character.
them will bo found tho men nnd tho
descendants of tho men of 1801 who
fought to destroy tho Union and who
fought to uphold It; the men nnd tho
descendents of the men who, nt Get
tysburg and South Mountain, ntShlloh
and at Nashville ond hero upon this
sacred spot stood nnd fought and bled
nnd struggled, going forth as a mighty
army with banners, to vindicate, to
cherish nnd protect tho flag and tho
Union that wo love."
ooVKitson tciinky's frank, wonns.
When Mr. Grosvenor had finished,
Governors Morton of New York, Wood
bury of Vermont, Matthews of Indiana
and Turney of Tennessee each made
Governor Woodbury said that mir
ing tho war ench sldo believed It wns
right, but thnt now tho Southerners
would havo to teach their chil
dren tho South was wrong. Gover
nor Turney took exceptions to this
In his speech. "I believed I was right
during the four years and nineteen
days I sprved in tho Confederate
army," he said, "and at tho end of
that time I thought I was right. I
still think I was right atut shall leach
my children so. No ono is more loyal
to tho stars nnd stripes than I nnd no
ono Is more loyal to the government,
but I can never bo convinced that tho
South was wrong,"
This rather frank expression caused
a great stir in the audience nnd when
tho meeting adjourned was tho topic
of general conversation.
PARKHURST ON BOSS1SM.
Tlio New York ltcforincr Snys' l'Jiitt Is
Worse Thuti Croker.
New Yoiik, Sept. il Dr. Parkhurst
returned from Europe yesterday. Of
the political situation he said:
"Plntt and tho spirit of Plattism,"
ho said, "is worse than Croker, and
the'splrlt of Crokerlsm, and tho man
hood and intelligence of the city must
r.nd will combine U crush it out at
tho very root. 1 havo regretted ex
ceedingly tho fact that the excise
question has been Included In tho pres
ent situation, conducing, as I fear it
will, to make that mixture of issues
which will make the campaign a more
diflleult one. While we are fighting
Tammany, we must not forget that
the enemy, who Is nn essential ully of
Tammany, Is tho spirit of bossls-u
familiarly known as Plattism. It is
immaterial wlictncr onr oillcials aro
Tammany or anti-Tammany. Tho en
tire system of boss rule must bo torn
up, root nnd branch."
Dr. Parkhurst expressed surprise and
said he was disappointed that Piatt
had control of tho Republican primar
ies, and said tho excise question
should bo relegated to the arbitration
of municipality, although ho had come
to the conclusion that laws that oper
ate satisfactorily in Uerlin aud Ham
burg would not suit in New York.
THE DECISION NOT FINAL.
Tciai Prize light Law Mny Como
llcfore tho full Court.
Austin, Texas, Sept. 21. Judges
Davidson and Henderson of the court
of appeals, refused to sit with Judge
Hurt in tho prize fight habeas corpus
case on tho ground that tho court
could not hold legal session during va
cation, and further that the proper
'tribunal to hear the caso was the
county judgo of Dallas county.
The regular session of tho court of
appeals will becrin at Tyler on tho first
Monday of next month, and It is stated
hero that tho Dallas grand jury, now
in session, will indict the principals of
the recent light, and tney will havo a
chance for 'a hearing before the full
bench In tlio regular session.
However this maybe, Governor Cul
berson still stands firm and will pro
vent tho fight under common ponal
statutes and his determination has
given currency to a rumor in sporting
circles that the fight will take placo in
tho Indian territory not far from Col
bert -.. .. ... ii i ii.
Tho Holt Will 1'rusentrd.
Washington, Sopt. 25. Hlalr Leo
and J. J. Darlington to-day offered for
probate tho will of tho lato Joseph
Holt that was received by mail when
It was supposed that no will had been
loft by him. The names signed to tho
will aro General Grant, General Sher
man nnd Mrs. Sherman. This is' tho
first step In tho eoutost over the Into
General Seholleld's Successor.
Washington, Sept. 21. Captain
Hall, a member of General ltuger's
staff, has commenced to pack his
household effects to movo to Govern
or's Island, N. Y , aud this Is cited as
a straw showing that General Miles
will succeed General Schofield, and
General linger will be given command
of the department of tho Hast, with
headquarters at Governor's Island.
Made a HUIiop.
Tot-Kiev, Kan., Sept, 21 Tho Very
Rev. Frank Kosebrook Mlllspaugh of
Topeka was yesterdaj' consecrated
bishop of the Episcopal church o'f Kan
sas. The ceremony was impressive,
aud Grace cathedral was packed al
most to suffocation from 10 o'clock
yesterday morning to tho concrusion
of tho exercises nb tut noon.
I'offor Jluya tlio Advocate.
Toi'KK.v, Kan., Sept. '2l. The state
ment Is published hero that Senator
PefTcr has purchased a crontrolllng in
torost In tho Topeka Advocate, tho
Populist weekly. Throe months ago
tho senator staled thai ho expected to
engage in the nowspapor business at
tho end of his let in in tho United
Dkadwood, S. I)., Sept. 21. Hanker
Stebblns, formerly of Kunsas City,
Kan., who was arrested in Cheyenne
for forgery in connection with the fail
ure of a bank, was tried to-day and
found not guilty and released, it was
found that ho was a victim of attempt
Hull Flclita ut Atlanta.
Atlanta, Go., Sopt. 21. In spite of
all protests from humano societies, it
is said that one of tho futures of tho
Mexican village at tho fair will bo a
genuine bull fight. The Mexicans and
trappings are already on tho ground
and the ring Is being built.
'TWAS A CLOSE CALL.
a nAViswcn in the hands of
A DETEJ7MINED MOD.
lie Is llrscued by tlio Mnyor Ounce City
Sinn for Nearly Four Hour Wrestle
With () nicer In Trying to (lot I.nnla
llintutis l'roni tlm Authorities nml Aro
United by Strategy Just ns Tliry lluil
Hope nrounil HI Ncrlc.
0.Aae Cm, Ivan., Sept. 18. Louis
Thomas, a disreputable man, enticed
tho 12-year-old imbecile daughter of
O. 13. McElfro-.li from her homo yes
terday and brutally assaulted her. Ho
Last night a largo body of men
gathered at tho jail. Tho mayor tried
to persuade them to disperse, but they
picked him up nnd carried him nway.
For nearly four hours tho officers
were kept busy guarding tho entrance
to the coll. hen tho elcctrlo lights
were turned off nt 12:lri o'clock thh
morning, tho crowd surrounding tho
city halt numbered about. 100 men. At
12:155 six men approached Night Watch
Ogron who was guarding the rear en
trance nnd demanded tho keys. Ogren
had hidden them but the men over
powered and searched him. Palling
to sccuro tho keys thoy seized tho
fire axes, battered down tho wooden
door and rushed into the corridor.
Using tho same axes they broke tho
lock, opened tho cell and, placing a
ropo around Thomas's necit, pulled
him out of tho building and hurried
down Main street to Third and then to
Saft'ord street, where tho ropo was
thrown over a telegraph pole.
While tho crowd was watting for tho
rope to bo properly placod, City Mar
shal McMillan, fol'lowcil by a band of
deputies, cautiously worked their way
close to tho prisoner, and before tho
wotild-bo lynchers realized their pres
ence the ropo wns cut from Tliomas'
neck and prisoner nnd rescuing party
backed from tho crowd.
McMillan conducted Thomas to a
place of safety and by 1:30 o'clock was
on tho way by secluded roads to tho
county jail at Lyndon.
The feeling runs very high this
morning and very llttlo doubt exists
ubout a repetition of last night's at
tempt at Lyndon.
Tho parents of tho child report hor
in n precarious condition.
HORNBLOWER WILL GET IT
To Ho Appointed, to tlio Supremo llench
unit Hill Will ot Oppose lllm.
Washington, Sept. 18. Doubt no
longer exists hero of tho correctness
of tho information that Mr. Horn
blower is to got n scat upon tho su
premo bench. It is settled that Sen
ator Hill will not opposo his confirma
tion, und in all probability -thoro will
bo no opposition from any other
source. Senator Hill has modified his
views of Mr. IJornblowor's fitness for
the supremo bench s'tneo Mr. Horn
blower supported Hill for governor
last fall, it Is said.
HORSE THIEVES HANGED.
Vigilantes In tlio Soinlitolo Ilcseri-ntlon
I'unlsli a Negro mid a 'White. Mnn.
Giraimn, Okla., Sopt. 18, Men from
IJrlboro report the finding in tho Sem
inole reservation cast of there of a
white man and u negro hanging to
trees w'th tho label: "Horso thieves,
duly tried and convicted."
Lnige numbers of horses havo been
Btolen in thnt section and it Is pre
sumed tho farmers determined to stop
it in this way.
TEXAS PUGILISM CASE.
Attorney General Cr.ino Argue Against
tlio Legality of l'rlzo rights.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. S8. Attorney
General Crnno argued against prize
fights in Texas from 0 o'clock until
12:00 o'clock to-day. Tho court then
ndjourned until 2 o'clock. Colonel V.
L. Crawford will answer. No ono
hopes for an opinion from Chief Jus
tice Hurt earlier than Thursday or
Friday, although it may be rendered
NO HEARING FOR FRAKER.
Tlio Life Insurance Swindler WuHcs I'x-
Richmond, Mo., Sept. 18. Dr. Fra
ker waived examination at tho prelim
inary hearing to-duy and was held to
tho grand jury in $.'0,1)00 bond, which
was not furnished.
Jlanks Offer Assistance.
Washington, D. C, Sept 18. The
true amount of tho gold reserve at the
close of business yesterday was 95,
518,012. Since tho recent heavy ship
ments of gold bet in the government
has received a number of offers of gold
in exchange for notes. This is partic
ularly true of banks In tho northwest,
where small notes are in active de
mand in moving the grain crops.
Hlg Suit Agulntl ii Alining Company.
Dkahwooi), S. 1)., Sopt. 18. The
United State government has com
menced suit in tho United States court
to recover S700.000 datnnges from tho
Homcstake Mining company, ulleglng
that during the lust seventeen years
the Hoincstuke company has out 1,001,
Six l'eople Killed.
Lynchiiuho, Vu., Sopt 1 8. S'x per
sons wcro killed as a result 6f a rail
road crossing accident at Lawyer's
Station, eleven mllos below hero, at
4:22 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Five
of tho occupants of the vehicle were
killed outright, and a young girl
was so severely injured that sho died
AVhlppcd by ii l'ostiniistcr'c Wife.
SritiNGKim.i),' Mo., Sept. 18. At
Nichols Junction this morning John
Uriekel, u hotel keeper, was horse
whipped by Mrs. W. W. Wilkorson,
wife of tho postmaster, In tho ofilce.
Mrs. WllUeron chtrges that Krickol
iuMutud her. Hodenles her story.
ratnlltles nt n Hull I'lght,
Citv or Mkxico, Sept. 18. Two men
were killed and five injured at a bull
fight at Sawangcl yesterday, tho floor
giving away. Sawangcl is a pretty
suburban town, the favorite lainy sea
ton resort of the aiistccracy,
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR.
Tlio Slnln'a Moat Sticrossful Fair it Tiling
of tho fast.
Omaha, Nob., Sept. 31. At ft o'clock
yesterday afternoon tho Nobrnska
Stato fair of 180ft passed into history
and tho feasting nnd merry-making
which havo made Omaha a gay city for
seven days camo to nn ond.
Tho week of tho fair has been tho
most disagreeable in tho matter of
weather that has been known in tho
stato during this year. Heat, dust and
wind havo been continually in ovldonco
and all havo contributed to discourage
people from attending the best show
that has been conducted by tho fair as
sociation since lis organization.
Superintendent of Gates William 11.
Ilowcn has prepared his official report
up to nnd including Thursday, it is
this. paid. Cam
4, SO I
WMI 11.(4 1
It is still too early to estlmato tho
receipts nnd disbursmont. Tho goto
receipts wcro not tho only source of
revenue In discussing tho matter Sec
retary Furnas was of the opinion that
tho association would havo enough
money to meet all expenses, with per
haps u small margin of profit. It will
bo sovernl days before tho otlloial fig
ures will bo ready. All of the premi
ums will not bo announced until some
time next week and a complete list of
awards wll not bo ready for some time.
Experiences of tho week have sug
gested improvements, which will bo
made beforo tho gates areagaln thrown
open next year. The all Important ono
is that of transportation. Tho termi
nal facilities of tho steam roads will
havo to bo improved, tho trackage in
creased and shelter provided at tho fair
station. Tho trains will hnyo to be
run moro frequently in order to accom
modate tho people. During tho next
twelve months there will bo ample
tlmo to correct tho evils which con
tributed to the discomfort of tho public
during the week and it Is probable that
everything in tho carrying lino will bo
running with smoothness long beforo
the big show opens again.
KNOCKOUT TO IRRIGATION.
Tlio Supreme Court of Nebraska Hands
Dim n n Decision.
Lincoln, Nob., Sept 20. A decision
has been handed down bj tho supremo
court in tho caso of FnosClarko against
tho Cambridge and Arnpahoo Irriga
tion nnd Improvement company, that
is likely to bo of especial interest to
people In tho irrigated districts.
Clarko owned a mill on tho banks of a
tributary of tho Republican, and had
been using water from a mill pond
thorcon for many years. In 1801 the
defendant company commenced to
build its ditch, nnd somo time after
ward Clarku applied to the district
court of l'urnas county for nn order to
restrain it from taking tho water from
tho stream abovo him.
Clarke had never compiled with the
acts of 1SB9 and that of 1S!)3 requiring
claimants of water richts to illo appli
cation for same. Tho Irrigation compa
ny had filed its appropriation of water
rights nnd expended several thousand
dollars when Clarko commenced his ac
tion to prevent tho taking of the water.
hen the restraining order preventing
tho complmy from taking the water
out of the stream was made perpetual
tho latter took an appeal to tho su
premo court nnd this Is tho caso which
has just been decided.
The judgment of the court below is
reversed and tho higher court holds
that Clarko had no right to his re
straining order, but this is apparently
on tho ground that ho had not shown
duo dllligcnce in protesting against tho
action of tho irrigation company.
There is ono part of the decision
which irrigation men think Is a knock
out to tho success of irrigation in this
state, and that Is the declaration that
the laws of 1880 nnd 1803 abolishing
riparian rights In all streams over
twenty feet in width to be In violation
of tho constitution. The act of 1S0S
went further than these named nnd
abolished riparian rights in nil streams
in tho state. Under these several acts
no one could have a right to tho uso of
the waters of any of the streams in tho
stato without filiug his appropriation.
Tho men interested in Irrigation say
that if it is held that tho streams are
not public property to bo controlled by
tho state under its irrigation laws, then
there is an cud to all successful at
tempt to build up irrigation enterprises.
Secretary Alters says that tho irriga
tion board might as well shut up shop.
The Albuo.iiera.ua Meeting Adjourns
Judgo Kinery of Kunsas Ile-elcctrd.
Ai.iiuiiUKiKjUE, N. M., Sopt 21. The
fourth national Irrigation congress
camo to a closo yesterday after a suc
cessful and profitable session Tho
present national lecturer, Judge J. R,
Kmery of Kansas, was unanimously
A KANSAS TOWN IN ASHES.
Nearly tho Whole of tho Hiulncst Soo
tlon of Oneldii Swept Away,
Sknuca, Ivan., Sept. 21. Fire at
Oneida, about midnight last night
destroyed nearly tho whole bushiest
portion of tho town. Tlio loss will
reach into tho ton thousands with very
l'our Killed by One.
McKinnkv, Ky., Sept. 21. At tho
Adams and Trowbridge distillery. In
Pulaski county last night five men,
one of thorn named Cain of Mintonvillo
engaged in a gumo of poker. A dis
pute arose and shooting began Cain
alone escaped and Is credited with
having killed tho other four. Tho
slain ware cithor shot through tho
head or heart.
A Court House Attached.
Pi'.nuv, Ok., Sept 21. Tho creditors
of tho First Stato bank, which was
closed Tuesday with 810,000 Habilltjos
and little assets, have attached tho
court houso of the county, claiming it
was part of tho property of the llich
ardsons, who are claimed to have been
responsibly connected with the bank.
IMPRESSIVR CEREMONIES AT
Fifty Tliniisnml J'eoplr, Most et Them
Northern nnd Southern Veterans, of the
ltehelllon, In Attendance Patriotic
Adilresaea by Vice President Stevenaen
nnd Uenernla (lordon nntl l'nlinor.
Hcillcntml to America.
Chattanoocia, Tonn., Sopt. SO. Ono
of tho most notable battlefields of the
world-that of Chickamtniga was
dedicated hero to-day as a park for tho
edification of the American people for
all time. Tho dedication was conduct
ed by men who, thirty-two years ago,
fought on that field. Two generals,
with silver gray hair, who headed
thousands of men In tho affray on op
posite sides, mtido thu principal
speeches at tho dedication. Thoy woro
Generals John M, Palmer and John 11.
Tho ceremonies took place at Snod
grnss hill, whoso sides for a mllowcro
to thickly covered with dead thirty,
two years ago that the survivors say
one could havo walked from crest to
base, stopping from otiu prostrato body
to another. Fifty thousaud people,
most of them veterans, witnessed tho
T1IK VICK l'ltKSlDKNT'fl ADimUflS.
"Vico President A. 13. Stevenson pro
sided over tho dedicatory exercises and
was introduced by General John S.
Fullorton, chairman of tho Chick n
tnauga und Chattanooga national park.
Ho was greeted with mighty applause.
In the course of his address ho said:
"Thlrty-hvo years have passed, and
tho survivors of that masterful day
vietora and vanquished alike again
meet on this memorable field. Alas,
tho splendid armies which rendez
voused here uro now llttlo moro than
a procession of shadows.
'On l'nmo'a tUrnal camping ground
Tholr silent tents aro nroud,
Wlilln glory guards with solemn round
Tim uiruuuo ot tho dead.'
"Our mrns now linlinlil l.hn KtiViltmn
J tpcctaclu of tlio honored survivors of
ni'j gruuv uuibiu cuuiuig logctuor upon
thesu heights, once more. Thoy meet,
not in dcudly conflict, but as brothers,
under ono flag follow citizens of a
common country all grateful to God
that in tho supreme struggle tho gov
ernment of our fathers, our com
mon hcritugo, was triumphant, and
that to all of tho coming genera
tions of our eountrvmcu it will
remain 'nn Indivisible union of
Indestructible states.' Our dedication
to-day is but a ceremony. In tho
words ot tho immortal Lincoln at
Gettysburg, 'Hut hi a lnrgor senso wo
cannot dedicate, Vo cannot conse
crate, wo cannot hallow this ground.
Tho bravo men, living and dead, who
struggled hero havo consecrated it far
abovo our power to ndd or detract.'
I wil detufn you no longer from lis
tening to the eloquent words of thoso
who wero participants in the bloody
struggle tho sharers alike in its dan
ger and its glory.'
Prayer was offered by Illshop Gallor
of Tennessee. Then 'America" was
bung by the audience, nccompanled by
tno tiauu, ami everyouo ox the tiity
nnd'odd thousand people assembled
General John M. Palmer, tho vener
able senator from Illinois, made tho
first dedicatory address. When ho
camo forward his voice was husky,
but never did he speak more earnestly.
At frequent Intervals ho was applauded
with vigor. Ho concluded as follow's:
"To you who wero Confederate sol
diers during all the weary btrugglcs
of the civil war, I beg to say 1 was
proud of your gallantry nnd courage.
1 never allowed mysolf to forgot that
you were Americans, freely offering
your lives in defense of what you be
lieved to bo your rights and in vindi
cation of your manhood. You who
are now satisfied that the result of tho
civil war established tho unity of tho
powerful American republic, submit
ted your common controversies with
your fellow citizens to tho arbitra
ment of the battlefield, and you ac
cepted tho result with tho sublime
fortitude worthy of all praise, nnd
your reward is that peace and order
are restored nnd tho 'South' which you
love so well aud for which you fought
so bravely now blossoms with abun
GENKltAL OOltnON ON THK WAK.
After another patriotic song, Gcner
nl John 11. Gordon of Georgia was in
troduced. Ho was greeted with no less
applnuso than wns accorded to Gener
al Palmer and ho spoke with fully as
much enthusiasm, fcoling and patriot
ism. In opening, ho referred to tho
proposal of the late Charles Sumner of
Massachusetts to strike from tho bat
tlo flag of tho republic all mementoes
of tho civil wni und dwelt upon this as
a noble proposal but ono not needed.
Then he paid tribute to the men of tho
North and South and to tho wonder
ful recuperation of the once stricken
South. Ho declared that thu Ameri
can civil war was an advance in tho
cause of liborty because among the
whole American people It augmented
and enabled the manhood nnd woman
hood cssondel to tho futuro life
of the republic, because it de
voloped the spirit of sclf-sae-riflco
und of consecration as theso
virtues had never before been devel
oped binco the days of Washington;
because while in no sense lessening
tho self-respect of either, it vastly en
hanced tho respect of each for tho op
posite section; and it taught the world
that liberty nnd law could livo in this
country evon through intcrecinu war,
aud that tills republic, though rent
In twain to-dny, would bo reunited to
morrow in stronger and more enduring
'Verily, my countrymen," General
Gordon went on, "It was a roraarka
bio war in all respects; remarkublo
for the similarity and clcvution of
bcntlmcnt which inspired and the im
pulse which guided it; remarkable for
tho character of tho combatants which
it enlisted aud tho death roll which it
recorded; but moro remarkable for tho
patriotic fervor which it evoked
and intenslliad among nil people
aud all section; still moro re
markable that each side fought
beneath the aegis of a wrttlen
constitution with like limitations,
powers and guarantees, and that the
rallying cry winch rang through (ho
ranks of tho blue nnd gray was 'Lib
erty na bequeathed by the fathers;"
but far more remarkable moat Te
mnrkablo of all for tha legacy of a
broader fraternity and moro complete
unity which It left to America. Is this
fraternity to last? Is this unity to en
dure? If 'yes.' then liberty ahull live
If 'no,' then tho republic is doomed;
for in tho womb of our country's fu
ture nro mighty problems, Instinct
with life and power nnd dangor, to
solve which will call into requisition
all tho statesmanship, all tho patriot
ism, all the manhood and loyalty to
law of nil tho sections.
"Tho patriotic American who loves
his country and ts freedom and who
falls to dWcern tttcso coming dangers,
and tho urgency of united effort to
mcot them is not n statesman; and tho
statesman, if I may so characterize
him, who, realizing theso dangers,
would still for pcrsonnl or party ends
alienate tho sections or classes, is but
half patriot Porlsh then, forover per
ish from American minds and hearts
all distrust, all elas and party and
sectional bigotry nnd alienation; but
live, long live, forover livo, ns the last
hopo of tho republic, mutual trust,
confidence, brotherhood and unity bo
tweon tholr children who nro tho liolrs
of tholr immortal honors. Foravor
live the spirit which animated tho
American congress nntl government In
inamtig possiiiio this inspiring hour;
nnd may tho spirit of this hour ubldo
In tho hearts of our descendants
through all generations."
ooVF.nNoit vriiAM'n had mishat.
When tho enthusiastic applnuso fol
lowing General Gordon's speech had
ended, the vast audience sang "Auld
Lang Syne." A fow short speeches
wcro mndo by distinguished visitors,
after which tho cxorelsos wero ad
journed. Governor V. II. Upham of Wiscon
sin, while going up lookout mountain,
stoppod upon tho skirt of his daugh
ter's dress, cattsiug him to fall. Ono
leg was broken.
SENSATION BY ALTGELD.
Tho Illinois Governor Tntlcs on l'olltlcnl
CiiAttanoooa. Tonn., Sopt 20.
Governor Altgold, of Illinois, created
a sensation at the monument dedica
tion, the conclusion of his speech
bolng ns follows:
"Instead of an nrmed force that wo
can meet on tho field there is to-day
nn enemy that is invisible but every
where at work destroying our institu
tions; thnt enemy is corruption.
It seeks to direct official action, it
dictates legislation and endeavors to
control tho construction of lawn. It
seeks to control tho press, to sot fash
ions nnd shape public sentiment It
has emasculated Amorican politics aud
places it on tho low plrtnoof jugglery.
'The tendency now is for political
parties to shirk principle and follow
expediency, and their platforms are
of ton drawn to evade or straddle ovcry
"The idea now- is to cajolo rather
than convince; to ignoro great wrongs
and,wlnk nt abuses; court the support
of conflicting interests though it in
volves tho deception of ono or both.
We nro substituting office seeking and
office holding in placo of real achlcvo
mont and Instead of great careers in
public lite; wo ate facing n liarvcst on
slippery, blour-ovod nnd empty medi
ocrity, which glides iuto oblivion with
out tho assistance of death.
"To bo an eligible candidate now
often means to stand for nothing in
particular und to represent no definite
principle, but bo all things to all men,
nnd in the end bo contemptible.
Thirty-four years ago the call was for
men to light an open enemy in the
Held. To-day our country is calling
for men who will bo true to our repub
lican Institutions at home. Never bo
fore did this republic call so loudly as
It does to-day for a strong, sturdy
manhood that will stand up defiantly
and daro to do right.
'For moro than a decade tho ten
dency In this country has been toward
a colorless and ucgatlvo dilettantelsin,
having the countcnanco of tho Phar
isee with tho greod of the wolf, and
drawing all its inspirations from tho
altar of concentrated and corrupting
wealth. Tha flag has been praised ut
champagne dinners while the very
polo from which it floated was being
eaten off by corruption, and republi
can institutions wero bolng stabbed to
tho vitals A now gospel has como
among us, according to which 'It Is
mean to rob a hen roost of a hen, but
plundering thousands makes us gen
tlemen,' "My friends, tho men of tho past
did their duty. Shall wo do ours?
They woro asked to face death you
inny have to face calumny and obliv
ion. No man ever served his country
without being vilified, for nil who
make a profit out of injustice will bo
your enemies, but as sure ns tho heav
ens are high and jubtlco Is eternal will
you triumph in tho end "
BY AN ELECTRIC KLASH.
Troslilent Cleveland, Many Allies Avrny,
Formally Opens the Atlunt.k Kxpoiltlou.
Huzzaiid's Hay, Mass., Sept 30.
The gold-rimmed button attached to a
wire connecting Gray Gables, tho sum
mer residence of President Cleveland,
with tho motor in machinery hall at
the cotton states und international ex
position nt Atlanta, Gu., was pressed
by tho cnief executivo of tho United
States at G-.0G lust evening. The act,
coming at the closo of nn elaborate
opening programme at Atlanta, was
intended to furnish a fitting climax to
the day's events in that city. At tho
moment the button was "pressed at
Gray Gables tho wheels of the great
exposition hundreds of miles distant,
should be started.
Tho button was placed not far from
the telephone cabinet and bore In tho
presenco of the family. Private Secre
tary Thurbcr, Western Union em
ployes nnd a fow representatives of
tho press, the president filled tho part
for which he was cast
Almost immediately after the presi
dent had exerted the requ red pres
sure upon the button, wobJ was tolo-,
graphed back tht, tho wire worked
Absconder Meade Home Again.
Atchison, Sept. 2a Richard 0.
Meade, tho absconder, arrived from
Now York this morning. He has long
slnco spent thu money he took 'and it
very poor. lie refuses to make a stato
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