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A Good Week at Berlin lor Visitors From
the United States.
Senator Spooner , of Wisconsin , Talks on the
Battle Flag Incident.
More Incidents of the Deep Hatred Between
the French and Qermana ,
Gladstone Still Htlcka to Homo Rule
For Ireland and Criticises Hart-
Ington True Statements About
Wagner's Operas.
Americana In Berlin.
{ Copyright IB87 by Jama Gordon Ilennet'.l
. BEKLIN , July 2. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. | As the hotel
keepers say , this has been a good week for
Americans. They have crowded Into Berlin
from many quarters , but chiefly from the
English jubilee. Senator Spooner and fam
ily ot Wisconsin are among this week's ar-
rlvsls , coming from Vonlco and Florence
and bound In a lew days for the American
headquarters In Europe , namely , Switzer
land. The senator laughingly told mo after
an Incidental allusion had been made to the
good effects ot traveling , that his newspaper
name was the "kid" of the senate. Speaking
of the Intense American feeling aroused In
his children by the summer abroad , the
senator seemed to echo most heartily the answer - *
swer given by him In the English hotel to
the question , "Aro you an American ? " " 1
am , thank God , " was the deep reply , given
with such emphasis as to startle the English
porters. Interest In Florence art , Dresden
music and Berlin's affectionate loyalty to the
emperor seemed to most strlko thn senator
during the trip. Even in three or four days
he noticed the Intense admiration for Prince
William. The general expectation Is that
the prince will bo a great leader , perhaps
even another Frederick the Great. This popu
larity , the senator thought. Is duo In a largo
measure to the German feeling that some one
Is needed who will stay further anxiety by
crushing Franco , and the German belief that
the prince's disposition and ability warranted
American politics are of llttlo Interest to
Americans abroad. The senator know llttlo
of the controversy regarding the confederate
flags but thought it largely political rather
than sentimental. The feeling aroused Is
not hurting the president so much as his ve
toes of small pension bills in which by con
sent of both houses some old soldier would
Otherwise have got 813 per month.
Colonel Yatcs , who sat talking with us ,
took a different view of the fla ? matter , and
as a soldlorota Wisconsin regiment during
the war thought the project of returning
tthoso Hags would prove to be a serious matter
to all concerned.
Major General Chutolatn , foreign com
missioner ot the International military en
campment at Chicago , left hero Wednesday.
Ue had a pleasant reception by military men ,
but failed. I think , to obtain the promise of
German troops being present In Chicago.
Members fjpm the German band sent to Bos-
jfedn some years airo will effectually prevent
the success ot Clietelalno's errand In Europe.
Borne officers are likely to represent Germany
at Chicago's seml-contennlal , but no body of
German troops.
Among the American students returning
home are several who have completed their
musical education under Prof. Kllnsworth.
Emma Kahy of Alabama , Benjamin Jareckl
of Colorado , and Virginia Bollloot Wyoming
are those graduating this week. The first
begins concert work soon after reaching
borne. Prof. Mason , of the Troy Polytechnic ,
has been In Berlin some days , as has also
Prof. Merrinara of New York , and F. C.
Roberta , of the Ft Madison ( la. ) Democrat
w We have had fine weather , the Kaiser was
at the window each day. so the average Ber-
lltters passed a contented week In spite of a
little shakluoss on the bourse and some rum
blings In higher politics. The crowd In
front of the Kaiser's window when the guard
marches past has been all the week one of
th6 main sights of the city. The police keep
the "roadway nearest the paloco clear until
the guard passed with flying colors , the band
* playing. As the Emperor appears
the cheering begins. When the guard
nas marched past the crowd makes
a wild rush for the Emperor's
window and disappears for a moment
under a cloud ot waving hats and caps. It
Is a llttlo amusing to see a considerable pro
portion of Americans In this crowd as en
thusiastic as the most Prussian of Germans.
Generally the enthusiasm carries thorn oil
their feet and theyrush with the crowd to
cheer as loudly as any ono before the win
dow. For Instance , Senator Spooner was
not the least enthusiastic member ot
Wednesday's crush. The French 8.COJ.OOO
franc mobilization budget Is responsible for
the weakness on the Berlin bourse. It was
a weakness with nothing panicky about It ,
? " . and so the financial magnates say nothing
aerlous will happen for a while yet
Two Americans attracted some attention
during the week. Prof. Arthur Classmen , of
the New York maunerchor , has been wined ,
or iwrnar * ratter , beered , by leading musi
cal lights of Berlin , In which It was also
aided by largo choruses of the lesser vocal
lights. There was a little speech making ,
much chorus singing and endless beer , until
the early morning hours. A Berlin paper
delicately put It toward the middle night
Director Moher was given a parchment
diploma from the mannercuor , oud Director
Xalloor a golden leading baton from the
New York Elchenkrany verelu.
Tha other New Yorker , an Importer ol
considerable wealth , hod , so it Is stated , i
tag controversy about some goods sent him
froat Berlin. After much letter writing he
was forced to accept the goods. Being
baatei , he wanted to see the person clover
enough to beat him. lie found on arrival
kra that his antagonist Is a Klrl of twenty ,
si t > pretty as well as clever. - Being a man of
atase he saw his opportunity and the en-
tafevent was announced with buslpess-llke
JtUHaarck Is better. Me walks andrMw
tolly la Sachsea waid near his sumtnei
IMM , raada BO state papers , and sleeps well
lUaaaUy he talegrapbed Buryamastei
-Hlf * * , f yraakHft : " 1 Uamk you bcanllj
and can tell you of already noticeably Im
provement In my health. "
A now German dialect has been discovered
In Kaiser William's land. The natives speak
German , but F becomes B and U and F are
totally dropped. Molko therefore becomes
Motsekl and Kaiser Wllhelm Kaitsor Well-
The German papers , I notice , nay consid
erable attention to the details ot Karl
Schurz' recovery.
The emperor's ninetieth birthday present
has been placed on exhibition In llohlcnzol-
Icrn museum.
French Hatred For German * .
[ Copy ; fuMSS7 MKcw York Atnctiittd I'mi.l
UEIII.IN , July 2. The North German
Gazette reprints an article fiom the National
Xeltung , of which the following is an ab
stract : "What will seemingly justify the
Eutopran governments In refusing to enter
thn Paris exhibition Is a persecution ot
foreigners. Not only Germans but German
speaking people , Swiss and Austrlans , oven
Englishmen , are objects of rude and In
cessant attacks by the French press , and In
numerous cases they are molested and mal
treated. It Is absurd to Invite the people
they hate to participate in tlio exhibition ,
and unless aclianco occurs ( ho absurdity will
bo icllected In the fate of the exhibition. "
The Cologne Gazette asserts that General
Boulanger , before his deposition from the
war ministry , really Intended a coup-d-'etat ,
and was only prevented from carrying out
ils designs by General Saussler.
The Mulnouso Correctional tribunal has
just sentenced a German domestic , who orig
inally belonged In Hesse , to nine months Im
prisonment and a small line for crying "Vivo
La France" In a tavern at Saushlne. The
heaviness of the sentence was duo to the fart
that the culprit was a German. The
relations beetwcen Germany and liussla are
becoming Incomprehensible. While there Is
seeming concord between the two courts , the
war ot extermination against everything
German Is over Increasing In Itussla. This
action on the part of Kussla results In In
tense bitterness against that country In Ber
lin , where the leading journals talk of
reprisals and self-defense. These articles
showing the growing distrust of Itussla have
already had their effect In the falling prices
of Ilusslan securities.
The unceasing efforts ot Prince Ilohon-
lohe , Count Uenckel and llerr Kramer , the
largest Germen land owners In the Ilusslan
provinces , to have themselves exempted from
the effects ot the czar's ukase , failed of the
desired result , the St. Petersburg government
refusing to make any exception In favor ot
anj body.
The plan of the government to provide for
workmen In their old ago will bo applied at
lirst only to industrial workmen , of which It
Is estimated the number is 725,000. The
minimum pension to bo allowed Is 120 marks
yearly , the state employes and workmen
each contributing one-third of the pension
fund , which will be a tax on each individual
of three marks yearly.
Correct Statements About Two of
Them In Dispute.
18S7 liy Jamet Gordon Bennett. ]
BEULIX , July 8. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] So many mis
leading statements regarding two of Wag
ner's early operas "Tho Fairies" and "For
bidden Love" have recently gene the
rounds of the American and English press ,
tiiat I am glad to bo able to give Prof. Clend-
worth's authoritative statement ro ardlni ;
these operas. Clendworth has transcripted
all Wagner's operas , and Is a well-known
orchestral leader and composer , as well as an
expert In musical matters , lie said : "When
the king of Bavaria took Wagner Into tils
service ho paid his debts and otherwise
placed him In a position to work to the
best advantage. Wagner , out of gratltudu
presented the king with all his scores. Af
terwards there came a difference of views as
regards the production ot his operas. Wag
ner wished all the operas to be brought out at
Baircuth , while the king desired the first
performance at Munich. There was an es
pecially stiona feeling regarding "Parcnlfal , "
but finally Wagner obtained the king's per
mission that thn production ot "Parcelfal"
be confined to Balreuth. After imdwlg
Second's death the prince rczent wished to
produce "Parcolfal" at Munich. " To prevent
this Wagner's heirs reluctantly agreed to the
production of The Fairies at Munich. It
was sung lost winter , but attracted
little attention and added nothing
to Wagner's reputation , In fact quite the con
trary. It is Interesting historically as showIng -
Ing the growth of a great musician's mind ,
It Is otherwise of no Importance whatever.
My impression la that Wagner never In
tended to have all this youthful work pro
duced. At any rate Its production was con
trary to the wishes of the heirs , who regard It
a great sacrifice made to save "Parcelfal"
Neumann , who had a ten years' right to pro
duce the Nibelungen series , has also
bought the right for "The Farles" and
will soon mount It As regards
"Forbidden Love , " I do not know that over
a score existed. Certainly It has not been
produced yet , nor Is It likely to be very soon.
You see , therefore , there Is very little truth
In the clippings you have shown. "
Clendworth goes to America In the fall to
spend the winter studying American musical
resources. 1 found the professor strongly of
the opinion that the coming musical center
ot the United States will be In thu west
rather than In the east , Chicago , In his opin
ion , offering the best opportunity for great
success , and a leader with energy and time
to cultivate an audience up to high musical
Arrival and Reception of the Count
de Paris.
lOopur(0fttiBS7 byJanuiOord'in Dennett , ]
ST. HELIEKS Island of Jersey , July 1.
[ New York Herald Cable Special to the
BERij The royalists of Verde * , Britany
Normandy , have been excited at the ex
pected consequences of the visit to Jersey by
the head of the Malson de France. Conite de
Netra. A legitimist overflowing with the
chivalrous convictions of the days ot St
Louis , said to me : "Now Is the time for ou
prince to throw himself on his horse and
with drawn sabre , appear and conquer hli
own again. Frenchmen are ready to follow
him from Granvllle to San Molo. " Delega
tions of royalists are embarking on a pil
grimage to Jersey under the belief that the
Count do Paris' trip to Saint Aubin mark
an epoch in the annals of French royalty fa
surpassing the prince's recent visits to San
llemor , Geneva. The population of Jersey I
also stirred and hundreds of Jtrsey'
prettiest women and brawncst men
thronged the red granite rocks of Victoria
pier which forms the entrance to St. tleller
harbor and gazed seaward at an early hou
to-day. Among the spectators noticed was
dear Lo Breton. Mrs. Langtry'a father
whoso duo Greek head and firm , sensua
mouth were pointed out by knots of curloui
lalers. Jersey's fashionable maidens am
young married women looked their very tove
Itofc They wort waltf or cm *
dresses , and delicious llttlo straw hats' It *
was the lilies ot Jersey paying homajo to
ho lilies of France. The wcathrr was su
perb , the sky absolutely cloudless , the feoa
was beautiful , the turquolso blue Jersey
oasts fringed with myriads ot llttlo Islands
nd inlets In reality that of southern
taly and Saint Aubln'sjbay Incompasslng ,
Iko horses , Leo Island. The fortresses of
Elizabeth's castle and St. Aubln'scastlo rival
he Bay ot Naples. At 12:15 : thn steamer
Clla with the Count do Paris on board ,
ounded Novlmont point and steamed Into
St. Aubln's bay. Faint murmurs , "Hero
comes tbo prince , " rose from the coral lips ot
levies of Jersey lilies , An ambiguous pho--
ographcr leveled a camera at the two masted
steamers bringing the exllo prince. The Ella
catno quickly alongside , but the prlnco was
nvlslbte. Tlio first passenger to jumpashoro
rom the Ella was a wiry little jockey with a
saddle on his arm. A crowd of passengers
followed. At last came the prince , lloworo
a dark colored traveling suit All present
incovercd and shouted , "Vivo Mol. "
rho prlnco raised his hat , bowed , and
ink-red a barouche In waiting , followed by
Due Trovenovllle , with a long ( lowing
redlsh beard and a dtiplsli secretary. Then
. 'ortcn , grand royalist chief of 11 vo royalist
lepartments , arrived from Itcnncs to re
ceive the prince. Half an hour's drive
along the road fringed with meadows tilled
with ga/etto colored Jersey cows , tied by the
lorns to stakes , brought the prlnco to Som-
mervlllo hotel , a llttlo three-story villa with
a peaked roof , hired by the prlnco for the
visit. I called on the prinro in the afternoon
and was received In a small library flouting
ho sea. The prince seems In splendid
lealth , slightly stouter since last Juno when
I crossed the channel with him In the Ill-
fated \ ictorla , when ho went In exllo to
Dover. I said to the prlnco the Impression
jalncd ground that the pilgrimage
to Jersey will assume the form of
n manifestation , and a zealous nobleman
from Brittany says the tlmo Is near when the
royalists should appear mounted with drawn
sabres. The prince Interrupted me."All
that Is perfect nonsense. I came hero in a
quiet and the most unostentatious manner
possible. 1 take a modest llttlo cottage. My
only object Is to have the pleasure of making
the acquaintance of a few conservative lead
ers and the Normandy Brittany deputies who
care to come to see me. Owing to my exllo
it Is impossible for mo to meet them In
Franco. Nothing approaching a manifesta
tion was ever thought of or even dreamed
of. "
I asked : "i our eldest son , duke of Or
leans , does not accompany you , slrcV" The
prince replied : "Oh , oh , not now. Hols
hard at work at Sandhurst studying
for examination. You sen I
came here very quietly , merely
tomako a personal acquaintance and fete
political friends. Nothing more. "
I took leave of the prince just as Porten
De la Martlnleve and drillers , deputies , and
M. Do Masan arrived. Numerous steamers
especially hired for the occasion , will bring
General De Chailtte and the papal zouaves
from St. Mclo and Granvlllo. The Jersey
pilgrims will not exceed SOO and the prlnco
will not receive them as a body , but a few at
a time , and In the quieti-st manner possible ,
The weather continues superb. 'I ho sea Is
as calm as a mirror. Bevies of dellclously
beautiful young Jersey lilies walk by the cot
tage in the vain hope of getting a glance of
the prince. The only inhabitants not excited
by royalty are the little fawn-like Jersey
cows , who continue chewing their cud as if
French politics never existed In the channel
Island. Thus has the most distinguished
exllo since Victor Hugo been received.
Gladstone's Talk.
LONDON , July 2. Sir Joseph Peasogavoa
banquet to-night , In honor of Mr. Gladstone.
The ex-prlmo minister made a long speech ,
it being chiefly an elaborate criticism ot the
speeches of Lord llartlngton at Manchester
and BlacKburn. "Ireland , " ho said , "was
stronger now on the homo rule question than
ever before. There is a crisis in Ireland ,
where , after giving her largo representation ,
we trampled under foot the whole wishes
and convictions ot her peopio as
expressed by five-sixth of their
members. The second crisis is the reduc
tion of parliament to paralysis and Impa
tience. I predicted that unless the Irish
question was settled parliament would find
creator difficulty In performing Its duty
toward England and Scotland. That pre
diction has been more than verified. We
have reached such a point that not only does
Ireland monopolize the tlmo of parliament ,
but parliament is incapable of dealing with
the whole Irish question. We are forbtdnen
to say a word on the most vital point in the
question , and are confined to the most inlsci-
able corner by the framing ot the coercion
bill to put down the liberties of Ireland. "
Franco Will Fight ,
ICopt/rioht 1837 In Jama Gordon Dennett. ' ]
PAIUS , July a. [ New York Herald Cable-
Special to the BKE.I Your corresponded
has Interviewed M. DeLesscps on Egypt
affairs. The veteran's views on the subject
are gloomy. "It England docs not clear oul
Egypt" he said , "sooner or later It will have
to fight France. I don't say France will go
to war at once , as at present she has not
funds enough , but kowover low her finances
may bo she Is sure to rise , and when she does
rise England will have to settle accounts
with her. It Is a life and death question with
Franco. She can never consent to England's
capture of Egypt If this Anglo-Turkish
convention Is signed the sultan will lose
his throne. I have letters hero announcing
that a religious chief In Arabia Is preparing
a revolution. _
The Thistle Gats Thcro.
[ Copi/rtjht 1831 l > j Jrtmei OonJia OennetM
KIUK , Scotland , July 3. [ New York Her
ald Cable-Special to the BIE. : ] At the
lioyal Clyde regetta to-day the wind was
moderate from the northwest. The Thistle
got three minutes' start and finished at 7:1 : (
p. m. , the Irex being ono hour behind.
After Dynamiters.
LowDoy , July 9. The Globe says that do
tectlves ore watching a number of persons
suspected of belouglnir. to a sworn band ol
dynamiters and "skirmisher ? . " whose exist
ence has oeeu discovered In an Englith
provincial town. _
In Favor of Boston.
DUBLIN , July 2. A meeting will bo heh
In Phoenix park to-morrow to protest agalns
the exclusion of Sexton from the lord may
orally. Sexton and several members of par
( lament will bo present.
FooPa Errand.
LONDON , July a The united socialists
clubs of London , comprising five German
and Sweedish organizations are arranging a
big excursion to Epplng forest July 10 , and
will send the proceeds to Chicago to relieve
the anarchists under sentence of death.
O'Uonnelt and the Times.
LONDON , July 2. O'Donnell , In bis sui
against the London Times for libel , on ac
count of Its charges against him and otlie
Irish leaders , In Its articles entitled 'Tar
nelllsm and Crime , " will summon as wil
nesses Parnell , Dillon and Sexton.
T rkey Snubbed.
LONDON , July a. England has refused to
grant Turkey any further time for signing
the Anglo-Turkish convention.
Lake P. Holland Ucfid.
ST. JOIINSIIURT , V * , , July 9. Uoa. , Lnke
P. Holland Hied at his residence IB Water-
viU t Mftajr M ayepiexj-
A Conflict of Eloquenoa between "Blue and
Graj" at Gettysburg.
' *
A Characteristic Letter From the
'President The Press Compli
mented The Proposed Monument
ment A Grand Anniversary.
Ttvcnty-Fonr Yoara ARO.
QKTTYSIIUIIO , Pa. , 'July ' a. The city is
hronged and jammed } with peopio to-niclit
and the streets and houses brilliantly Illuml *
latcd and decorated In honor ot the meeting
ot the blue and greys. Tlio Philadelphia
brigade arrived this evening , and after se
curing quarters marched to the depot to ro-
celvo the guests. At , 8:35 : nrlng'ne ' cheer
from the Philadelphia brigade was answered
> y a well-known rebel yell , which announced
hat the visitors had arrived , and 200 of
? lckett's veterans marched out and
surrendered to the hospitality of their
fiends. A grand procession formed and
narched up town surrounded by thousands
of enthusiastic and excited people , yelling
themselves hoarse. A camp-fire was held at
the court house , which was crowded to suffo
cation. When all was ready , General Burns
assisted Mrs. General Pjckctt to the stand
amid tremendous cheers which shook the
building , and introduced her and her son to
the audience. She was ; visibly affected by
, ho reception accorded her.
At 9 o'clock thn meeting was called to
order by John W. Frazler , who welcomed
the visitors to the first fraternal meeting of
.ho blue and gray which has taken place on
.hcso historic grounds , and ho presented
Joinrado Stockton , the presiding officer , who
,11 turn presented Colonel Charles II. Kane ,
of the Philadelphia Brlcftdo association. Thn
latter addressed himself particularly to the
members of Pickett's division of the army of
Northern Virginia present , saying that the
old Issues were all now dead , and welcoming
the visitor. } with a soldierly greeting and
extending to them a cordial invitation to bo
the guests ot the Philadelphia brigade , which
had met them In hostile array In the old
days. "May our stay here. " said ho , "be ono
of pleasure to each of us , and of fraternal
greeting that shall guide us to higher re
solves for the perpetuity of the union and
the constitution. " 1
On behalf of Picketts' veterans. Captain C.
1 * . Keeve. of Richmond , responded , tenderIng - .
Ing the sincere thanks of himself and com
rades for the cordial and heaaty welcome.
He said that If In the remarks ho was about
to make he should say Something that better
bo left unsaid , bear In mind ho was solely re
sponsible for the sentiments ho might utter.
He referred to the proposed project of erectIng -
Ing a monument on Oru.tfyjburK field , not to
any particular army or state , but national In
Its character and to .the memory of both
armies , a monument to Atuerlcan valor and
magnanimitywhich should stand as a plcugo
of perpetual union. He referred feelingly to
thu deeds of valor In .the war. He said :
"Leave to time the touchstone which tries
human action questions of right and wrong
involved , let the futurehistoiIan probably
yet unborn try the cause , and posterity will
rendei a verdict which li apt to bo jiut. Td
them let us leave It . Its deeds have been
done , Its drama closed , .nut for our country
there remains a future ; It this occasion ,
being In the interest of peace and reconcilia
tion , will fill a bright vaco In that history ,
with what lustre would flint ono shine which
would record similar -reunion , national In
Its character , In .which. iiUouId bo buried ull
rancor and hatred , from which wo could go ,
forth not merely as .citizen * but as irientw-
and brotheis , animatedt.DKOne great aim
the gteutncss nd glory of our common"
country. Adopt in its'-'true spirit the union
monument suggested , and with a magnanim
ity broad enough to embrace all good feel
ings and deep enough to bury in oblivion
the bitterness and Iiate of the past strife ,
and to fill on the spot , the suggested monument
ment to immortalized1 American valor , and
demonstrate American mannanlmlty. Let
the whole country join with the national
government and every state In the union for
this work. Let It be completed , if possible ,
by the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
battle. Sand out i your invitations
and Gettysburg will witness such
a gathering as the world has seldom seen. Let
us , my countrymenembrace the opportunity
and make ono pave In American history
which shall shlno with a lustro unsurpassed
by any recorded since the world began.
Colonel A. K. McClure. of Philadelphia ,
then extended a welcome fromtho citizens of
Philadelphia , particularly , and from the
state of Pennsylvania generally to the Vir
ginians. Colonel William Raylett , who sue *
ceeded General Armstead and was command
er of the bilgadoupon the death of Armstead ,
responded on behalfof , the state of Virginia
to Pennsylvania's welcome. He said :
"Not only do wo receive and shall ever
treasure the noble sentiments of Colonel Me-
Ciure as a veteran of Pennsylvania and her
chlct city , but also of those brave men who
met us hero twenty-four years ago with a
valor that wo could not overcome and who
meet us here to-night with a lov
ing welcome so dear to us and
to our people. Remembering the avocation
and profession of the gifted speaker , wo hear
in loud tones the voice ot the great Ameri
can press that power that is mightier than
armies or navies , mightier than the swords
and scepters of klnes-on whose supporting
arm the goddess of liberty leans , and whose
daily utterances proclaim that peace , friend
ship and love once more binds the American
people with gold bands of indlsolublo and
perpetual union. The press and bravo and
generous soldiers of our land have brought
this night and these scones to pass. All
honor and love to both. 1 utter it as the
sentiment that comes swelling up from
everv bosom or Virginia and the south.
That man whowould rekindle
again thai , feeling which filled
our land with death and tears
and grief and mourning , with graves and
suffering , IK not only unwoithy ot the high
title of American citizen , ' but even that of a
human being , and should find no homo or
friends on earth or In heaven. There is not
a true man at heart In the south to-day but
who feels as It ho would llko to stand at the
tombs of Lincoln and Grant , to plant a flower
there , and water it with a manly tear In the
presence of a feeling llko this , too sacred and
deep for utterance. What matters it who shall
keep the battle flagi ? They passed Into
your hands In bravo and manly
combat , untouched by dishonor after bap
tism In blood that mate the gray jacket a
mantle of glory , andi' are as willing your
people should Keep $ itiras ours. Tltey are
In the hands of our ; ) < n trnment , and breth
ren to whom our hoiia : B ould be as dear as
their own. Never ; < l i will our old battle
fiags wave In VM ife. They have
gone down but they
went down in gl . honor. They are
< * v. un * BH * .tV * * A..VJ MIW
dead , and we love anc follow alone now the
llvinit. Hag which' iW&from Key West to
Behrlng stralts-fioffTtoUcr 11111 to San
Francisco. " f , \ \ *
Speeches were ak WM by General W. F.
( Baldy ) Smith , Geaettl' ' J eehua To wen. Gen
eral Isaac P. WltUvCblonel John T. Tag-
cart , and others. _ "blue. " and by
Colonel Charles T. ' secretary of the
Pickett's division a w : Colonel J. F.
Crocker. Colonel lie * f. Slribllog , Dr. J.
A. Marshal , Colonel 3 jium Smith. Colonel
Kirk Otey. and ot ; on behalf of the
"gray. " John W. r , secretary of the
committee of arrau , nts , stated thai
letters of rogrrt > ad been received
from the president and his cablnei
from Senator Sherrafcn , Governor Fitzhuzh
Lee , Hon. George WJ. Chllds , George Will
iam Curtis , Chsrlesr A. Dana and others.
The president's letter was read and was ai
follows : *
Juno 28 , lb87. I aava received your Invita
tion to attend , as a guest o | tbe Philadelphia
brigade , a reunion oX tbe ex-confederate sol
dlers , of PIclceU's fivlslori" , who survived
their terrible charet a * Gettysburg , and those
of the union army still llvlag , oy whom It
was heroically rasKad. This meeting o !
soldiers upon the baUi neId , > where , twenty
years ago In deadly hay tlwyjlereeiy fought
each others' lines.- where they saw their cona-
ratfM fall , tad whtn all 4licTr tUougbU wart
of vengeance and destruction , illustrate the
general Impulse ot bravo men , and their
lonest deslrofor pcnco and reconciliation.
The trlendly assault thcro to bo made will bo
resistless , because Inspired by American
chivalry : and Us results will bo glorious , be
cause conquered hearts will bo Its trophies
ot success thereafter. This battlefield will
> e consecrated by a victory which shall
ircsniro the end ot the bitterness of strife ,
ho exposure of that sinceilty which con
ceals hatred by the professions ot kindness ,
ho condemnation of ficnzled appcaU to
lassion ! for unworthy purposes , and the
icatlng l down of all that stands In the wav of
he destiny of our united country. While
hose who fought , and who have so much to
'orgivolcad In the pliimntvas of peace ,
tow wicked appear the tralllc In sectional
latrcd and the betrayal of patriotic sentiment
t surelv cannot bo wrongtodcslre the settled
quiet which lights for the entire country the
iath to prosperity and greatness ; nor need
.he lessons of war bo forgotten and Its re
sults jeopardized In the wish forthaU'cnuluo
fraternity which Inspires national prldo and
glory. 1 should bo very glad to accept your
nvltation and bo with you at this
ng reunion , but other arrangements already
nado and my official duties h ° ro will prevent
uy doing so. Hoping that the occasion mav
bo as successful nml useful as Its piomoters
desire , 1 am yours very truly ,
Senator Sherman's letter , which has already
been published , was also read.
The utmost enthusiasm prevailed during
the whole proceedings , and after the reading
of the piesident's letter was finished three
cheers were given for thn president of the
United StaU-s. The festivities lasted till a
ate hour and then the first campHro ever
icld between blue and gray was over.
McGlynn's Case and the Now Political
PiTxsnuno , July 2. Henry George , pass-
ng through the city to-day , was Interviewed
briefly. "The present status of the McGlynn
affair can bo briefly summarized , " ho said ,
"It Is reaching its most Interesting phase
now. Either to-morrow or Monday his forty
days expire. Then the question as to whether
ho will bo excommunicated will be definitely
settled. "
"What are the prospects ot the new pollt-
"Our party Is strong and It showing In
creased strength every day. We will bo able
to prove this when wo hold our state conven
tion in New Yoik on the 17th of August. "
"Our candidates lor the presidency ? Wo
are not thinking so much which of our own
people shall be our standard bearer as we are
how the alms of the party shall bo obtained. "
Geoue wore an elegant new suit of clothes
nnd high hat , giving him quite a distin
guished appearance.
Arch Bishop Ryan , of Philadelphia , who
was passing throusrh the city also , said to a
reporter that McGlynn'a story of a Roman
Ambassador at Washington is mere talk.
He had nothing to say on the subject of
McGIynti's excommunication. The affair ,
ho said , would create no broach In the
church , as peopio only followed McGlynn in
a political way.
Chicago Current Events.
CHICAGO , July 2. Judge Tulley has
been selected to act as arbitrator in the
work of settling the building trades lockout
expected to commence Monday.
Tno Chicago Cracker company was closed
by the sheriff this evening. Liabilities , 310-
000 , nssetts , $21,000.
Chairman George L. Carman , who was re
lieved of occupation by the abolition ot the
Iowa. Minnesota & Dakota Railway associa
tion Wednesday , lias been appointed com
missioner of the Western Railway Weighing
association. Ho-wlll also Uko charge of the
Northwestern Inspection bureau row pre
sided over by Chaliman Falthorn.
Mexican Earthquakes.
.EI.PABO , July 2. Jleavy earthquakes con-
JiBMiiitt ttvlspe. to tno Mexican state of
Sonoro , twenty-flvo miles southwest of El
Mbi1 J ? J. Ddaver amliBer one of half "a
dozen Americans there , has just arrived here
and brings the first detailed and authentic
report. He says -over three hundred shocks
have occurred since May 3. On the day ho
left Bavispe , June 25 , two shocks were felt ,
one heavy enough to crack walls. Ho says
ho has thoroughly explored the country and
there Is no volcano within sixty miles of
"Weather Indications.
For Nebraska : Local rains followed by fair
weather , warmer , northerly winds , becoming
For Iowa : Local rains , variable winds , be
coming easterly , lower followed by higher
For Central and Eastern Dakota : Winds
generally northeasterly , fair weather in
northern portion , local rains In southern ,
higher temperature.
Sensible Canadians.
DBAYTON , Out. , July 3. A largo meeting
was held hero to-day to endorse a commercial
union with the United States. Addresscss
In favor thereof were made by Professor
Goldwln Smith. Erastus Wlnman , Congress
man Butterwortu , of Ohio , General Maul , of
Texas , and others.
Cantnrcd With a Gat ling Gun.
SAN FRANCISCO , July a Four convicts at
work oulslde the walls of Falsom prison
made a dash for liberty to-day. The guard
fired at them with a rlilo without effect , and
then , fearing a serious attempt would bo
made by the other convicts to get away ,
opened on the lleelnc men with a Galling
gun. Ono convict was instantly killed and
another fatally wounded. The other two
surrendered immediately.
Funeral of A. A. Talmadgc.
ST. Louis , July 2. The funeral of Archi
bald A. Talmadgc , general manager of the
Wabash railway system , was attended by
immense throngs. The remains were lying
in state at the residence for two hours this
morning and were viewed by thousands of
friends and employes who had come on
special trulps from nearly all points of the
system. Rov. D. C. Marquis , of Chicago ,
delivered the funeral address. The remains
were Interred atfBellefontalne cemetery.
Die Railroad Earning * .
MILWAUKEE , July a. The semi-annual
financial , statement of the Milwaukee &
Northern railroad was issued to-day. It
shows that the gross earnings during the
past six months amounted to S-ill,4Ui , an In
crease of 3149,713 over the corresponding
period last year. The net earnings are
Poisoned By Chnrnh lee Cream.
CLEVELAND , July 2. Nearly 200 people
were poisoned last night at Ambey , O. , by
eating Icecream at a church sociable. None
of them are dangerously 111. The physicians
are unable to explain the presence ot poison
In the cream.
Two Children Murdered.
BELMA , Ala. , July U. At noon to-day , two
negro children , six and eight years old , were
killed four mllea from Selma. One was she
and the other's neck was broken. Suspicion
rests on two negro boys , thirteen uud seven
teen years old.
A More Solid Union.
PHILADELPHIA , July 2.-Delegates from
all assemblies to the Textile Workers' Pro
gresslve union , holding a convention here ,
propose forming a more universal onuulza
lion to govern the Interests of the trade.
Heaven's Joyous Tears.
BiSMAncK , DAK. , July ? . The heavies
rain since June , 1986 , has been falling almos
without Intermission since lost midnight
doing untold good to crops , which now prom
Ise alieavy yield.
v , ftallroad fatality.
KNOBNOSTSB , Ma , July 2. Two freight
trtlns'colllded'ieTOR miles from here at
o'eJeck.UU ocalngr Xa lnr Bam WmHt
wsa kJMet aMMTaral wta badly laJureO.
Condensed Fourth of July Dora Dam
age In Now York.
NEW TOIIK , July 2. A fatal and cxcccd-
iiRly obstinate fire broke out late this nftor-
10011 In the middle of the dry coeds district ,
nd for a tlmo threatened destruction to
iiuch of the adjacent property , caused by
iio unaccountable explosion ot fireworks
toicd In the cellar of a six-story building at
43 Broadway , occupied by P. J. Koat y &
Jio. Two lives were lost , a fireman was
vcrcomo by heat nnd smoke , and nearly
140,000 damage was done. The woik of the
lay was practically ended when a snapping
n the cellar among ROIIHI goods packed for
hlimiont was heard. Onoo started , the ox-
iloslvos spread tapldlv and Increased In In-
onslty , and with an amount and character
of noise such as only a laigo amount of con-
lensed Fourth of July could make. The em-
iloves were warned to lleo for their lives ,
and the tire department was summoned ,
and arrived within three minutes. Thcro
veto twenty per ons in the building
and they came streaming out on Broadwav
n very short order. Many left their street
clothing and so mo their salaries , which had
> cen paid to-day and placed In their hand
tags. The continued explosions Inthoecl-
ar rent the flooring and the ( lames had a
clear duct to the second floor through which
hey ate their way In quick succession
hrough the upper lloor , and then it hecame a
kht against cnnimous odds , for every lott
n the str.icturo was stored with toys of all
soils , they being as tinder to the flumes. The
iiemen , Inch by Inch , had foiiuht back the
lames to the third floor , when , Hearing the
stairway , they stumbled over the body ot Al
bert A. KIN , a stock clerk In the Leonard
street part ot the store. Halt an hour later ,
n the first story , the firemen found another
corpse , which was Identified as thai of Gus-
ave Hassler , another stock clerk. Ono lire-
nan was overcome by the heat ; another was
somewhat burned , and another lucelvcd se
vere cuts from broken glass.
Horrible Fireworks Accident.
KINGSTON , Onl. , July 2. In connection
.ho celebration of Canadian federation a
'rightful accident occuricd while the fire
works display was in progress hero last oven-
ng. A hugn rocket was being set off , when
he stick broke , and the missile , with terrific
'orce , shooting downward otruck Joseph
Thompson ot the Whig onice and president
of the Limestone Typographical union , and
almost decapitated him. His whole neck was
torn away , and , from the explosion which
'allowed , his breast was frightfully mangled.
Ten thousand spectators were horror
stricken and Immediately dispersed. Sev
eral other persons had narrow escapes. Rob
ert McFaul , a merchant , had his face mangled
by the same mlssle.
Dnrkee'M Will Sustained.
RACINE , Wls. , July 2. Judge Grcsham
rendered a decision In the contest over the
will of Charles Durkee , who died while holdIng -
Ing the office of governor of Utah. Previous
to his appointment to the Utah governorship
Durkee had been a very prominent public
figure In Wisconsin. Ho was In the house
of representatives for two vears and repres
ented Wisconsin In the United States senate
from 1S55 to 1801. At his death
ho conveyed all his property ,
valued at between S400,0/iO and S600.000 ,
to Harvey Durkeo and franklin II. Head , as
executors in trust , ami directed them to expend -
pond for educational purposes all the prop
erty left after the satisfaction of certain
minor legacies. The complainants held that
the county court of Kenosha , Wis. , where
the executors named in tho. will took out
letters testamentary , had no jurisdiction in
the matter , and that the estate should bo set
tled In Utah. The educational clause of the
will was also held to bo void. Judge
Grosham's decisions are in favor of the ex
ecutors , Durkeo and Head , and sustain their
demurrer , to the bill of the plaintiff.
- i * i
The Mltohellvlllo Fire.
DES/MOINES , la , , . July 3. ( Special Tele
gram to tho' BEE. ] Fire broke out at
Mitchell vllle , 'In the eastern edge of this
county , about midnight last night It threat
ened to sweep the town and tbo mayor tele
graphed to this city for help. A special left
here soon after 1 a. m. with a chemical en
gine and other appliances , but the tire was
gotten under control and the outsldo help
was not needed. ' The flames- were confined
to five principal store rooms with the following
losses : W. 11. DrLonir , hardware , loss 85,000 ,
Insurance S2.GGO ; S. W. Jooth. pmptv buildIng -
Ing , loss 1,500 , insurance 81,000 ; Dr. Xccms ,
loss 82,000 , insurance 551.100 : Braden tin shop ,
loss 34.000 , Insurance 551,800 ; G. D. Moore ,
dry goods , loss S'J,000 , Insurance 8700 ; F. A.
Dunham , furnltuin , loss 81,200 , Insurance
SfiOO. Total loss 815,700 ; insurance 87,800.
The places were all wet from a recent heavy
shower was the chief reason that saved the
entire town from being burned.
National Opera Trouble * .
NKW YOHK , July 2. The directors of the
National Opera company , who were to meet
a committee representing the unpaid mem
bers ot the company attue Academy of Music
yesterday , failed to do as promised.
Theodora Thomtis will publish a card tc-
morrow'anuounclne that lie has seveiod all
connection with the National Opera com
pany. Ho has written the directors saying
he would not attendlhp mooting which they
asked him to comn to and adding tliat the
company owes him 85,000 or 80,009. lie has
put his claim In the hands of a lawyer. He
adds that the company had all the elements
forgood work and prosperity had the direc
tors observed the first piluclplo in a business
undertaking , namely , the prompt payment
ot employes. _
Jewish Iluuula'to Meet.
PiTTSiiuna , July 3. The coming conclave
of rabbis of the Jewish church of America ,
which will begin Friday , July S , will be one
of the most Important ever held In this
country. It Is axpected that there will bo no
less than 250 delegates present , rcpiescntlng
every state in the union. There will bo rep
resentatives of both the orthodox and re
formed branches of that faith. The chief
work of the convention will bo to endeavor
to reconcile all existing differences between
Jewish congregations and place them on the
same level with regard to forms , ceremonies
and observances.
A Hobo's Horrible Death.
JKIISEY CITT , N. J. , July 2. In a tene
ment last night Thomas Hellly and Michael
McGarran quarreled and after a fight sepa
rated , About midnight Rellly entered Me-
Garran's apartments , where Mrs. McGarran
was alone with an Infant , and throwalightcd
lamp at her. The lamp missed the woman
and struck the bed , burning up the babe be
fore It could bu baved.
Patriotism Prevents liuslneii.
ST. Louis , July 2. Members of the cham
ber of commerce assembled as usual this
morning to transact business , but as the first
call was made , a shower of torpedoes , giant
fire crackers and other fireworks landed
among the operators. Pandemonlnm reigned
until thn speculators gave way to the patriotic
spirit. Very llttlo trading was done.
The Suit Dismissed.
CnicAoo , July . 2. The suit of Mrs. Bella
S. P. Harvey against Do Forest V. Kolfo and
Hon. J , Sterling Morton , tor an accounting
as to certain business transactions between
them , has been dismissed , the differences be
tween the plaintiff and Rolfe having been
settled and amicably adjusted , Mr. Morton
was merely a co-defendant.
County Offlciala Indicted.
READING , Pa. , July 2. The grand Jury ,
which for two weeks has been Investigating
charges of corruption and mismanagement
against county officials , this morning re
turned Indictments against tax collectors for
retaining over SUi.OOO btilongtng to the
county and using county funds for private
VanrterblU'a ni Trip. .
NEW YoitK.'July 2.r-W. K. Vanderbiltand
family sailed to-day on Vnnderbllt's yacht ,
Alva , for a cruise around the world. The
trip will OCCUPY about eighteen- month * , and
Will cos ; S15.WO per uouth.
Pleasant Days and Pleasant Exorcises at
tie Nebraska Ohautauqua ,
Jcite Ovcrton Killed nt Angelina , tha
Fatal Shot Supposed to Have
I3con Fired By Ills Wife
Old IllcliartlB Convicted.
Tito Ore to Assembly.
CitETr , Nob. , J illy 2. ( Special to the BKK. |
Monday , July 4 , promises to bo n gala day
nt tlio assembly grounds , niul It is certain
tliat tlio management has left nothing tin *
clone that would tend to maku the day ono
fittingly observed by all. Tlioro could bo no
handsomer grounds found In the stnto for a
celebration , and hero are 9,000 people form
ing a town of their own as a nucleus of the
throngs of people that will arrive on excur
sion trains on that day that run from every
part of the state. Last year 10,000 pcoplo
celebrated the national day at the assembly ,
and the attendance ) will bo much larger this
year. Ono good feature Is that thcro Is roonj
In abundance for all , and no fuar need bo en
tertained but that all will have room In
which to enjoy themselves. The boating Is
( iterant lor a distance of thron or four miles' ,
and bcsldo the steamer there are tlfty td
Bevonty-llvo row boats at the landing
that are furnished at reasonable rates.
Swings , hammocks , croquet and law a
tennis abound In the groves and
on the open lawns , and a multitude of ways
for amusement abound with a total absence
of Helen's Babies , shooting galleries , swingIng -
Ing horses and like fakir amusements that
help to make lite miserable at the averaga
celebration. There Is a home-like atmosphere
that adds to the pleasure upon the ground * ,
and the sociability of the beet classes of pco
plo , such only as are found on the grounds ,
Is noticeable to all. No Intoxicated person la
allowed to enter the grounds and cigars are
not on mile within the In closure , consequently
quently those adictcd to the wood wilt add to
their enjoyment It these necessary supplies
are brought with them.
On Monday the usual programme of class
exercises and class lectures will be continued
as usual , the special feature of the day being
the Illustrated lecture by Frank Heard , at If 1
a. m. To those who have heard Mr. Beard
no word need bo said , and to those who have
not heard only can appreciate what Is to be
enjoyed by the hearing. The Twenty-first
Infantry band , which arrived on the grounds
to-day , will , with Prof. Shcrwln's chorus
clans , furnish a musical programme that
the announcement Is sutllclent to show what
may bo expected. General 11. A. Morrow
and John C. Cowin are thn orators for tha
afternoon , and In the evening a programme
of war songs , with addresses by Senators
Maiulerson and Paddock , Congressmen Dor-
s y ana Laird , Governor Thai er , Attorney
General Lccso , Judge Morris and others , alj
to conclude with a piocramme of ( ( reworks
that , from the money expended , will un
doubtedly bo very line. It Is In order to
statrt tliat the dining hall will furnish good"
substantial meals on that day , as On all
others , at very reasonable rates. Mr. D. J.
F. Reed , who runs the dining hall , is a man
who will do thoroughly whatever he under
takes , and the dining hall is managed right.
Mr. Iteed was fortunate in securing Mr.
Uartram , of Lincoln , to superintend the
dlnlnir hall , Mr. Uartram being moat favor *
ablv known at the capital city as the caterer
at the llurlbut hotel. Mr. Uartram Is inval
uable In the work of feeding the multitude.
To-day's programme at the grounds was '
one busy In the thoroughly efficient class
work and lectures , and 600 children were In
attendance at the pavllllon at their meeting'1
In the afternoon. Among the many shore
addresses to the children none were more ,
delightful than. Prof. Frank Beard's talk
with his blackboard. To-night Dr. Pentecost
of Urooklyn lectured before a magnificent
audience at the pavllllon , taking for his topic ,
"What Answer. " It was one of the great la-
tellectual treats of the assembly and greatly
Sunday's programme Is as follows :
1 a. m. .Prayer meeting.
10:30. Sermon , U. F. Pentecost , D. D.
8 p. in. Ulble class and Sunday school.
5 p. m. C. L , S. ( J. vesper service.
7:30. : Service of praise.
8 p. m. Sermon by Dean Wright
A Tragedy at Ansel mo.
BROKEN Bow , Neb. , July 2. [ Special
Telegram to the BKE. | Jesse Overtoil was
shot and killed yesterday at Anselmo. It
was reported at tirst that his wife did tha
killing , but since a second report says thot ( t
was suicide ; also that the gun was found ly
Ing across his arm with a stick fastened to
the trigger. The cSronor's Inquest was
hold last night , but a verdict
has not been received here yet.
It Is generally conceded by the people ac
quainted with the family that ho was mur
dered. Already a son of tills family lan
guishes in the reform school for various
offences and the balance of the family are of
the same stamp. Great excitement prevails
and lynching is talked of. Sheriff Penn
with deputies Is at the scene of action and
will return to-day. '
NSEr.Mo , Neb. , July 2. This town was
thrown Into a fever of excitement this morn *
Ine by the report of n tragedy
near town last night. Investigation
proves the facts to bo as follows :
A family by the name of Overton , formerly
of Sarpv county , but which has been travel
ing around gipsy fashion for the past two
years , stopped near Anselmo some time ago.
There has been trouble between Mr. and
Mrs. Overton for some time , and It culmin
ated last night In the death of Mr. Overton.
According to the oldest boy , they quarreled
during the fore part of the night. Towards
morning he was awakened by the report of a
gun and saw his father lying on his back on
the lloor dead , and his mother by the door in
a dead faint. A shotgun , which had been
discharged , lay on the lloor between them.
The family is now in custody and the sheriff
Is holding an Inquest. Interesting develop
ments are expected. Fuller particulars wll
bo given as soon as obtainable. This is the
lirst occurrence of tbo kind In this vicinity.
Richards Convicted of Murder.
BENKLKMAN , Xeb. , July 2. | Special Tele
gram to the BEE. | Charles Richards was
found guilty In the district court to-day on
the charge of murdcrlngGeorgo McFarlan last
February. Judge Cochron , the new judge
In this district , was not qualllled to preside - '
side by reason of his connection with.
the case before his appointment
and Judge Gaslln presided. Colonel llugli
Short the celebrated criminal lawyer of Texas ,
assisted by U. D. Pierce and S. J. blarbuck.
appeared for the defence. W. S. Morton ana
John Thompson , the talented young county
attorney , conducted the prosecution. The
evidence was straight for a case of murder In
the first degree , but the jury gave a verdict In
the second degree on account of Richard's
extreme old age. ltlchardi > was sentenced to
thi ! penitentiary for life. This was the fifty-
third murder trial presided over by Judge
Uaslln in Nebraska.
Van Wyclc at Emerson.
EMKRSO.V , Neb. , July 2 , [ Special to the
UKK.J Ex-Senator Van Wyck arrived here
at 13:30 : p. m. to-day and will remain the
guest of General and Mrs. llollman over
Sunday. The senator la in tine health and
Is well pleased with the material progress of
Northeastern Nebraska. The senator will
address the people on the Fourth at Wake-
lield , where great preparations have been
made for the occasion.
Chinch Dutfa at Work.
CEXTIIAI , dry , Neb. , July 2. ( Special to
the liKK. ] Within the last few days chinch
bugs have appeared lii Immense numbers ,
and It now looks as If they would destroy
the most of the wheat. A week ago it large
wheat crop was expected , but since that time
thq bugs ha\e appeared In almost every
fluid , and If tht-ru Is one-third of an annual
wHeat crop it will do well. Ono