Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 31, 1895, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    FHE OMAHA ILY BEE
ESTAULISIIED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , FRIDAY MAY a I , 1895. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENT
BLUE AND THE GRAY UNITE
Immento Gathering Do Homage to th <
Southern Dead of damp Douglas.
FOES IN WAR , BROTHERS IN PEACE
Confederate Monument Unveiled In thlcwR"
with Imputing Ceremonies AUdriM
by OciiGr.il Wndo Ilninptoii nn
llclmlf of the Bauth.
CHICAGO. May 30. Financially and to
daily the historic ' Mason and Dlxon's line'
has been obliterated from the map of th
United State * , and In the leading feature o
the Memorial day exercises here today I
would seem that politically , as well , th
"dead lino" lalJ down over a generation ag
to mark the territorial division between ou
slave and our free territory has been throwi
down. With the dedication today In thlf
ono of the staunchcstinlon cities , In th
heart of the country whence came the blue
coated warriors who marched "from Atlant
to the eei , " of a handsome monument to th
lasting memory of men who were the gra
and fought for the "lost cause" under th
star * and bars , a confederate "high vvatc
mark" was established far north of that sc
at Gettysburg by force of arms. This , tot
with the ungrudging consent of the staunc
unionists among whom it Is placed and wit
the countenance 'and assistance ot veteran
In blue , foes In arm. ? , but friends In peace-
doing honor to an acknowledged valor vvhlc
Is now the common heritage of our countr ]
The dedication was accompanied by pcrhar
the most Impressive and Imposing ceremonU
among the exercises set down for Decora.tlo
day In nny part of the union. At Cottag
Grove avenue and Thlrly-flfth street , then I
the outskirts , but now In the heart of th !
city , a ttockailo was built during the civ
war and named Camp Douglaa , and the ;
many thousands of confederate prisoners wci
confined between the yeirs 1SC2 an * 18CI
The men held there under the restrain !
which befall captives of war had spent the
1 , ' lives In the balmy cllmato of the sunny soutl
nnd the rigors of a northern winter told upo
them severely. As a consequence 0,000 <
them were liberated by death and wei
lurltd In Oakwnod cemetery at Cottage Grov
nvenuo and Slxty-sovonth street.
It waa to the memory of these C.OOO wl
had died In a military prison In an enemy
country that the monument was to3ay dcd
cated by their comrades and opponents I
srms on the spot where they lie burled. '
Is the first monument to confederate dea
erected In the north , and the event was pei
haps without a parallel In history.
It does not appear that anywhere else c
the face of our round globe , within a perlc
of thirty yeirs after the close of a blttcrl
fought war , the vanquished have ever bcfoi
erected a monument to the memory of the
comrades In arms In the heart ot the victor
tcrrltorv. Especially has the sight neve
been witnessed ot the victors heartily Joli
Ing the vanquished In doing honor to tt
Valor of the vanquished dcaJ.
HOW IT CAME ABOUT.
This dedication Is the outcome of a movi
mcnt Inaugurated by the confederate assocl ;
tton of Chicago. It undertook to ralso tl
necessary funds for the erection of the mom
ment , and General John C. Underwood ,
southern officer , In command ot the northei
divisions of the United Confederate veteran
was chosen to carry the. work forward. Tl
fund started with $1 COO from a lecture give
In Chicago by General Gordon of Georgi
Citizens ot Chicago also subscribed $10,00
and subscriptions by confederate veterans ar
others brought the fund up to the necessai
amount. The monument was three yea
under construction.
The largest assemblage ot distinguished co :
federate veterans ever teen in the nori
was ono ot the notable features of the occ
fclon. Those nruscnt Included Generals Jol
11. Gordon , Wade Hampton , James Lon
street , Stephen D. Lee , Fltzhugh Lee , Han
Iletli , S. G. French , E. C. Wolthall , M i
Duller , L. L. Lomax , Marcus J. Wrlgli
Frank C. Armstrong , Eppa Hunton , Josci
O. Shelby , William II. Payne. Fayotlo Hew 11
C. U. Evans and Joseph H Lewis. Near
all these distinguished visitors , accompanl
by their wives and families , together wl
representatives of the Confederate assocl
tlon ot Washington , D. C. ; Camp Moultrl
Sons of Veterans of Charleston , S C. , ai
representative delegations from Atlanta ai
other points , also arrived yesterday.
They wcro mot at the depots by comrad
In armu who preceded them and by the loc
reception committee , composed ot federal ai
contedcrato veterans and the leading profc
ilonal and business men ot the city with
oultablo scort and driven to their hod
Later they attended a matlnco performan
at a theater.
In the evening they were welcomed to t
city by Mayor Swift , General Gordon i
spondlng. This was followed by a me
brilliant banquet at Kinsley's. Today's cci
monies began with the ringing of the Colui
blan liberty bell , firing ot a national salu
by. battery D , Illinois National guards ,
the lake front.
Then a carriage parade of renowned nort
ern nnd southern generals was formed ai
moved under military escort to the Twelf
street depot and there took trains In wa
Ing for Oakwood cemetery , whore the dei
cation ceremonies occurred. The mllita
escort consisted of the well known Fli
regiment , Illinois National guard , under coi
ma ml of Colonel Henry L , Turner , as w
as the Chicago hussars , a mounted mllita
organization ot soventy-fivo men , under coi
inand of Captain Qulncy.
The dedication ceremonies were open
with prajcr by Colonel Joseph Desha Pie
ott. chaplain of the Kentucky Orphan b
Bade , C. S. A. Then General Underwood ,
a few Introductory rcmarKs , placed In t
chair Rov. Dr. W II. Bolton , pastor of t
Centenary Methodist chure.1i anil past coi
mandcr U. S. Grant post No. 28 , Ora
Army of the Republic , of Chicago , who i
llvered n brief address on assuming 1
dutlew. The dedicatory oration by Lleuti
nut General Wade Hampton of South Cai
Una followed. General Hampton spoke
follows :
GENERAL HAMPTON'S ADDRESS.
The scene presented here today Is ono tl
could bo witnessed In no country but c
own and for this reason , If for no other ,
possesses a significance worthy of the grt
cst consideration. A few > cars ago bra
men from the north ami south stood fact
each other In hostile array and the bi
blood ot the country was poured out II
water on many a battlefield. Thousam
aye , hundreds of thousands , of our bravi
sloop In bloody graves ; men who gava th
lives to provo the faith ot their conv
tlons , and now north and south , stamll
by these graves , wherever they may
grasp hands across the bloody chasm a
proudly claim federal ami confederate s
dtcra as men who have given to the wo
as nnblo examples of courage and devotl
to duty as can bo mro.lcd ou the pages
history.
Nor U this nil that marks this occasl
nil exceptional and romurKuble , and wh !
should render It memorable In our ann
for all tlmo to como. No monument In I
world has sudi an honombio history as
taclua to yonder one. That mini u mi
marKs Ilia gnues ot no victorious soldle
but ot the followers ot a lost cause ; It
not on southern soil , but on northern ; I
men resting under Its shadow como fri
our far-nft southland and It owes Its cr
tlon not to tlio comrades of these di
soldiers , but mainly to the gonercslty a
magnanimity of their former foes , the el
B ni of this city. All honor , then , to I
bravo and liberal men ut Chicago , vvtio h :
shown by their uctlou that they regard I
l\ar as over and that they can vveluo
an frlondH on thin solemn and aut > tci
occajloa their former i'licinlts As long
tlitx lofty column points to heaven , as i
graven Btnne remains , future generations
Americans should lock upmi It with prl
not only ai an 1'onor to tliono who conceh
IU rouctruitlon , but n's u xllfnt , though i
bio emblem ot a rot toted union und c
united pocplc. In tlio UR.WO ot my coir.rai
anil Hrlng and in my own nam
give grateful thanks to the brave men ot
Chicago who have done honor to our dead
here , not as confederate soldiers , but as
bravo men who preferred Imprisonment and
death rather than freedom obtained by a
dishonorable sacrifice ot the principles for
which they wcro willing to die.
PREFERRED DEATH TO FREEDOM.
Of the 6,000 confederates burled here not
no was an officer ; nil were privates , In no
ay responsible for the unhappy war which
rought an Iliad of wees upon our country ,
nd yet these humble private soldiers , any
no of whom could have gained freedom
> y taking the cath of nlleg'anco to the
ideral government , preferred death to the
acrlflco of their principles Can any possl-
ilo dishonor attach to these bravo men of
htcago because they are willing to recog-
Ize the courage and devotion to duty of
heso dead confederates ?
Imaglno If you can , my friends , the sor-
ow , the despair of these poor prisoners ly-
ng In prison and dying for their faith.
They died hero In what they looked upon as
foreign and hostile land , far from the
and of their birth , with no tender hands
f mother or wife to scothe their entrance
nto the dark valley ot the shadow ot death ,
nd with all the memories of their faraway
omes and loving kindred to add the sharp-
st pangs of death Itself. They were true
nen and say , If jou please , that they were
.nlstaken , that they were wrong , no brave
man on earth can fall to do honor to theli
: ourago and their steadfast adherence tc
what they conceived to bo their duty.
Death places Its seal on the actions ol
men nnd It Is after death that wo "measure
men. " Wo of the bouth measure our dead
omrndcs burled hero by the standard np-
illed to men , after death , and you of Chi'
: ago have measured them by the same
tandard , the only standard by which wo cat
measure men , and by applying this yoi
have shown that you have come to the
ilghost standard vouchsafed to men nnd ot
.his north nnd south can stand with honoi
alike to both sections. Are any fedora
joldlers disloyal to the flag under which thej
bought because thcy-Joln In decorating the
graves of bravo men whom they met Ir
battle ?
Thousands of federal soldiers Ho undei
southern skies In unknown graves. Am
when on Memorial day In the south the
.raves of our dead are decorated gray
leaded confederate veterans and noble , de
oted women , strew flowers over the gravei
of the federal soldiersIf the humane , gen
erous action of this city In doing honor te
.ho memory of their old antagonists Is ele
nounced as desecration It would seem to fol
ow that tl-o decoration of federal gravei
by rebels' hands should be open to tho. sami
criticisms , but no denunciation of southcn
people for daring to honor the memory o
men who were once their enemies has me
my eyes.
Such narrow and bigoted feelings as wouh
prompt a discordant note on occasions o
this kind are rarely found among true mei
and bravo soldiers and I have often though
.hat If the two great captains who won
engaged In that death grapple In Virglnli
had been left to settle the terms of peace
each supported by his faithful followers , thi
country would have a peace Indeed , om
honorable alike to victor and vanquished
and which would have prevented the evil
brought about by the politicians.
HIS TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN.
As It Is , the south recognizes and honor
.he magnanimity of General Grant towan
our great chief , General Lee , and deplore
as an unmitigated misfortune the assasslna
tlon of Lincoln. I repeat omphatlcal y thi
untimely death of President Lincoln was re
garded by all thoughtful men of the soutl
as ono of the serious evils which had be
fallen our section nnd I venture to say tha
my southern associates hero present wll
sustain my assertton. We know that durln ;
the war ho devoted every energy of mln
and body for the restoration of the unloi
and that result accomplished we felt tha
his big brain and his kind heart wc.nl
prompt him to deal kindly and lenient !
with his fellow citizens ot the south ; for hi
highest If not his sole aim was to see th
union restored and It was a cruel fate tha
deprived him of what ho hoped would b
the reward of his labors and the sout
of ono who would have been her stronges
protector In her sorest hour of need.
Some of our northern fellow citizens seer
to paraphrase the biblical question , "Ca
anything good come out of Nazareth ? " b
applying It to the south ; but , my frlendi
wo really are not all evil. Put yoursel
In our place and Judge us from that stand
point. In the convention which frame
the constitution there were two partlc
which held opposite posttons , ono advocal
Ing the formation of a central government
and the other advocating the doctrine e
states' rights. It was to reconcile thcs
antagonistic views by compromise by vvhlc
all powers not delegated to the generi
legislature were annexed to the states , bt
like all compromises It left these vital que :
tlons unsettled. From 17S7 until 1SG1 th
proper construction to be placed on th
clause ot the constitution Just referred t
has led to constant and often angry discus
ston. This unfortunate condition of nffali
was further complicated by the Injection e
the question of slavery Into It and we a
know what haa been the result of these ut
happy differences.
These are all now dead Issues and I el
not propose to discuss them. The voxe
questions since the foundation of the go\
ernmcnt are settled and reference to thei
Is made only to show how natural the court
of the south was , educated as the peep
tfiero wore , In the school of strict stal
rights. Every southern man felt that a en
made upon him by state i\as an Impcri
tlvo command and that his duty was to obe
without hesitation and nt all hazards. Whe
the north called on Its citizens to rally I
the old flag they , too , responded to tl
summons from a sense of duty as did tl
people of the south to the call made on then
York and Lancaster , cavalier and roumlhcai
no longer wage war on each other ; all ai
Englishmen , proud of their country and tl
red rose and the white are emblems i
peace and of the glory of old England Ca
wo not all be proud of the prowess of tl
American soldier ?
A memorial poem by Major Henry Stantc
of Kentucky was next , and the literary pa
ot the dedication was closed w th an ai
dress by Rt. Rev Samuel Fallows , blsht
ot the Reformed Episcopal church ot Ch
cage , late general United States volunteer
The ceremonies of consecrating the gui
nnd placing the floral decorations follow <
and the exercises closed with the firing
three volleys over the graves of the de :
by the First regiment , Illinois Nation
guirds. ending with a bugle blare ar
"taps. "
Following the set program came the dec
ration of the graves of union soldiers In tl
cemetery by the ex-Confederato assoclatlo
assisted by a large number of visiting lad !
from the south , many of them noted sout :
crn beauties , among whom were Oener
Underwood's daughter. General Longstreet
daughter. General Canell's daughter , ai
many other celebrated southern women
After the exercises the guests were ente
talned at luncheon by the Chicago club ai
reviewed the procession of the Grand Arn
of the Republic from the balcony of tl
Auditorium.
Tno display of flowers on the graves
the confederate and federal dead was ve
Impressive and will long be remembered. Fi
several days they had been coming by tl
carload , six carloads having come by 01
railroad alone. Sivannah sent palmettc
mosses , wild cnillax , magnolia blossoms at
laurel wreaths.
New Orleans rent 5 000 magnolia blossor
and other tributes from New Orleans ni
Pensacoln The Charleston car contained G
green palmettos , 1,1)00 pounds of Carolli
branches of ccdur , magnolia and laurel at
many set des RIIH In laurel leaves Interwovi
with the letters "S. C. , " the work of womi
ut the Daiighters of the Confederacy and tl
Ladles' Memorial association of Charlesto
Two carload * cnmo from Atlnnt.i , nnd I
'liuled rotes , palmettos nn'l designs by tl
Lidlea' Memorial nsnoclitlcm of Atlanta.
IVII lleuil from Ihc llr.it.
CINCINNATI. May SO. The first hrat vi
Um wrx reported this morning An in
Kiinvn man overcome by the h at fell de ;
on tic fttre'U He was about SO years o !
iua fairly well dretecd.
FLOWERS FOR UNION DEAD
Memorial Day Observed with Elaborate
Ceremonies All Over thj Country.
GOVERNOR MORTON HAS A FAINTING SPELt
Unllctlni from Decoration Servlcci O\ci
Jinny n f the Graves of America's
lojiil Hens Who Foil In
the tlvllar. .
NEW YORK , May 30. Veterans of tin
union army In this city celebrated the da ;
ot the dead under favorable conditions. Th
parailo of the Grand Army members , start
Ing from the Plaza at Fifth avenue am
Fifty-ninth street , showed eadly the ravage
which the years have made In the ranks o
the volunteers ot 18C1-5. The review In
stand at Twenty-fifth street was occup'e <
by ex-President Harrison , Governor McKIn
ley , Governor Morton and Mayor Strong
The graves of soldiers In Trinity church
yard were handsomely decorated by a committee
mitteo representing the Grand Army post
of this city and Greenwood and other come
terles In or near tbo city were also remem
bered.
The principal observance of the day , how
ever , was at the tomb of Grant , Rlversld
park , overlooking tlio Hudson river. Th
services there were under the auspices c
U. S. Grant pest , Grand Army of the Re
public , and consisted of a memorial aJdres
by Governor McKlnley of Ohio. The Unite
States cruiser Cincinnati was anchored I
the river by order of the secretary of th
navy and fired a salute.
The statue In Battery park of John I
Ericsson , the designer of the Monitor , wa
adorned with flowers In honor of his dU
ingulshcd services for the union cause
At New Rochelle n statue of Thoma
Paine , the framer of the Declaration of It
dependence , was unvleled this afternoon , a ,
dresses suitable to the occasion being dellv
ered by Colonel R. G. Ingersoll and Thadduu
B. Wakeman
GOVERNOR MORTON FAINTS.
Whllo Governor Morton was reviewing th
pirado at the stand In Madison square toda
ho was observed to turn pale and ho so
down abruptly. The next Instant he lurche
forward and fell with his head against th
rough scantling on the reviewing stand.
A. W Cole , his private secretary , spran
forward and caught the governor's head an
raised it. Ex-President Harrison was only
moment behind Mr. Cole , and they , with th
assistance of Mayor Strong , lifted the gov
crnor from his chair , and laid him upon th
floor of the reviewing stand. A young lad
came forward and offered a silver brand
flask. General Harrison poured some of th
'Iquor Into a glass of water and pressed I
: o the governor's lips. Governor Morton1
face was very white. His eyes closed weai
Ily , but when a band came by playing a stli
ring march they opened quickly and he strut
gled to get on his feet again. Mr. Harriso
bsnt over him , and putting his lips to tli
governor's ear , said "No , governor ; yo
must lie still. You have been overcome wit
the heat. We have sent for a carriage and w
will take jou away. " t
The governor was lying behind a boar
partition about thirty Inches high. "Tea
away that partition , " exclaimed General Hai
rlson and In a twinkling three big pollceme
had torn the partition down. The uovcrnt
smiled faintly and again struggled to gi
upqn his feet He was assisted this tlm
by Mayor Strong , Mr. Cole and a member i
the governor's staff.
"I must review the parade , " said the go'
ernor.
"No , no , " InterJecteJ General Harrisoi
"You arc not fit ; you mu't como with me. "
"I will review the parade , " Insisted tl
governor , and he etoodi straight as an a
row and looked out toward the avenue ,
mighty cheer went up from 10.000 throa
and the governor raised his hand to his ha
which had been placed on his head. As 1
did so he swajed from side to side , ai
woull have fallen had not strong arm ? su ]
ported him. Then he turneJ to the mayi
and asked him In a tremulous voice : "WI
you review tfio parade , Mr Mayor ? "
"Yes , yes , " said the mayor.
The governor was then helped down
his carriage by General Harrison and other
The general gbt Into the carriage with tl
governor. J. J. Aston end other membe
of the governor's staff climbed In and tl
carriage was driven to the Fifth avenue note
where ho soon recovered.
PKKSl.NY IS 'IIIU T1AIK FOU PKAC
Gcneriil Longitropt Writes a Letter to
MixnnclMiinttn Scllool.
LOWELL , Mass. , May 30. In the cour
of the Decoration day exercises held In tl
public schools today A. L Bacheller , mast
of Green school , read to his pupils the follo\
Ing letter from Gsneral James Longstreet :
"GAINESVILLE , Ga. , May 27. To the P
plls of Green School , Lowell , Mass. : Yoi
worthy master had kindly Indicated a desl
for 'a few words to his pupils , to make er
phatlc the fact that today we have no dlvld
sections , and the relating of some inclde
which actually came under your ( my ) observ
tlon' during the late civil war. A comp
ance with this request Is a pleasure.
"In the winter of 1SG3 the confederate am
under my command lalil siege to Knoxvlll
Tenn , , the union forces In the beleagured cl
being under command of General Burnsld
who assaulted my lines at Frederlcksburg
1SG2. Around Knoxvllle all day long , and d
after day , could be heard the constant ai
heavy cannonading , mingled with the Ince
sant musketry firing , showing the blue ai
gray with artillery and Infantry were ba
tllng for their convictions ( as they understo
them ) , while on the outskirts now and th
the fierce ring and clatter of sabers and t
zip ! zlpl 7lp' of the deadly carbines show
that the cavalrymen of both armies were n
Idle. Yet after midnight a holy , solen
hush , as ot God's benediction , fell upon t
two opposing forces , and soon the stillness
night was gently broken on Armstrong II
by my headquarters band playing the 'St
Spangled Banner , ' which , at its concluslc
was answered by General Burnslde's hea
quarters band playing the 'Bonnie Blue Flai
to which my band responded with 'Yank
Doodle ; ' then from General Burnslde's cat
'Dixie , ' and my musicians replied wl
'Hall , Columbia , ' and to close the serena
the two binds played first a sacred piece , a
both wound up the evening's entertalnme
by Joining and In perfect tune playing 'Hon
Sweet Home. '
TRUCE IN THE EVENING.
"During these evening concerts It won
have been easy for my men to have kill
General Burnslde and vice versa , but a
soldier who would have been guilty of a
punlc faith on these occasions would ba
been violently dealt with , and when the la
beautiful strains ot 'Home , Sweet Horn
were wafted from the two bands upon t
evening air strong men showed pall
checks and tearful eyes , that on the me
low wcro unblanched and stern wh
"breasting the storm ot shrieking shell ai
splashing shrapnel.
"If recent publications be true. In t !
closing dajs around Petersburg , when Ge
cral Leo ordered me to re-establish 1
broken line , Captain Robert T. Lincoln
General Grant's staff was with a detachme
of union tioops that pressed close up
General Lee's headquarters , as I took po
of General Bennlng's brigade and check
the federal advance for a short while , a
here with my men wo protected General L
from capture and had a severe cngageme
with the opposing forces. Only thirty yea
from that time have elapsed , and In Novel
ber , 1S9G , I would be delighted to fee t
leunlted American peopa ! place In t
white house that gallant young union offlc
who pressed up so close to General Lei
tent and rode hard on our heels to Fan
vlle ! , Amelia Court House , Sailor's Cre
and Appomattox. This certainly demo
stratca a sentiment of loyalty to one coil
try and ono flag and a revival ot the e
ot good feeling.
"When politicians , from sinister motlv
would precltltato a crisis which appeals ( o
our sectional prejudices , let us"rekindle our
patriotism by going back to 'the scenes In
which the great , good men iotik part who
framed the constitution an We shall learn
from them to deal kindly and considerately
with each other na members of the simc
great family and to cherish a patriotism
broad enough to embrace our whole country.
All of us north and south should bo proud
of New England , her varied civilization and
thriving Industry , and glory In the suffcr-
ngs and vlrtuca of the pilgrim fathers and
; ather with her sons at Plymouth Rock to
ccall the Mayflower with Its precious
relght , and wo should be equally proud of
amestown and cherish the memory of that
oble band who , In face , of every dlscour-
gemcnt and danger , planted a stable colony
pen this virgin land where years later
jtst went up the- heroic cry , 'The cause ol
lostcn Is the cause of alll' showing how
armly the southerner sympathized with hit
lorthern brother In the determination to
cslst foreign aggressions.
ECHOES GRANT'S SENTIMENTS.
I rejoice In the eloquence of Everett , lift
my hat to Warren's form perpetuated In
narble , and In fancy visit the tomb of Web-
ter at Marshfleld , where the sea rolls Its
ubllme diapason , as If It lamented the de
parted statesman , and In the same spirit 1
honor the Illustrious men of the south , ami
n thought wander along ( he banks of the
Potomac , where the fore.tiost man of the
world sleeps his last long slumber. This
iplrlt finds expression In General Grant's
Personal Memoirs , ' where , In the conclud.
ng two pages of the last volume , he makes t
pathetic appeal to his follow countrymer
o banish all the passions of our late war
cease all criminations and recrimination !
and be a harmonious people ; and my hope
and prayer are that the beautiful sentiment !
of the dying warrior upon Mount McGrcgoi
may permeate every gathering and pulsate
through every speech upon Memorial daj
and touch a responsive chord In all heart !
as they strew flowers upon \hc \ graves of tin
soldier dead , confederate and federal.
"Host on. embalmed and nlntcd dead ,
Dear na the blood ye Cave ,
No Impious footstep hero shall tread
The herbage of your grave.
'And ' In this spirit I hope to be In Chicago
, \licrc with Abraham Lincoln's son and wttl
the Q A. R. posts and confederate encamp
ment. I trust to participate In rendering ap
proprlate tributes to both the heroic unlot
dead and the gallant companions In arms o
mine who died while prisoners at Cami
Douglas. " _
mo .ir/j.v mtowNRn AT I.EWI
i : . C. Uimiulok nml K < 1 'lUcUer Jlcct Urutl
In it Dam.
LEIGH , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram. ) E. C. Dlmmlck , manager of tin
Stanton Breeding Farm company's ranch , nlm
miles northwest of town , belonging to Mar
shall Field of Chicago , and Ed Tucker , hi :
ranch foreman , were drowned about 11 o'clocl
this forenoon. The accident happened whlh
a dam was being repaired. The team twi
hired men were using got oft the dam Inti
he water , which was about fifteen feet deep
Tucker rode his horse Into the stream to tr :
and get the team out. He was thrown of
and was struggling between the horses ii
the water when Dlmmlck came up. Hi
plunged Into the water to save Tucker am
In the struggle both were drowned. Tin
dam was cut , but the bodlt s washed dowi
stream with the water and were not recoverei
till late In the afternoon. Tucker was foum
one mile below the dam , and Dlmmlck abou
three miles lower. Dlmmlck has been man
ager of the ranch for five jears. He wa
strongly talked of as a candidate on the re
publican ticket for1 state'6enator from hi
district last fall. Hevtra jnember of th
Uniform Rank Knlghts-xjt Pythias' Madl
son , which order has' taken charge of th
body and will conducfTthc ? funeral. It I
not decided yet whether the body will b
Interred at Madison or Fremont , where rel
atlves of Dlmmlck llve
STERLING , Neb.- May 30 ( Special Tele
gram , ) Charley Huston , the 15-year-old soi
of N. R. Huston , a farmer , was drowne
today. With two other boys ho won
swimming and got Into deep water , an
not being a good swimmer , was drovvneil
CVCI.ONI ; n.vn.vm ; NB.K CUU-.MV :
Houses Demolished itiulicvornl Tenons In
jurcil by the Twlitor.
CHAPMAN , Neb. , May 30. ( Special. ) j
severe hall , rain and wind storm struck thl
place about 7 o'clock last evening , doln ;
some damage to crops and breaking many win
dows. A small c > clone struck about tw
miles east of here , taking everything In It
track , one-halt mile wide and a mile lonj
The farm house of A. Bailer was complete )
demolished , and Mrs Bailer and two chll
drcn sustained severe Injuries and were toun
in an unconscious condition. Bailer wa
quite badly hurt on the head , but their othe
children escaped moro luckily , their clothe
being literally torn from Uielr bodies , an
they are covered with bruises , caused by th
hall. The family was Just preparing to tak
to the cellar when the storm struck th
house. Had they done eo all would hav
been killed , as the cellar caved In and th
ends of several timbers were ; driven Into It t
the depth of a foot. The roof and part c
the floor were carried threje'-quarters of
mile. Several barns and other buildings wer
also demollshhed. Two Inches of rain fell.
PICNIC HliMJHK-j COLI.Al'slC.
Distressing Accident ut NpDru K City Uur
Inc livcorutlun D.iy Services.
NEBRASKA CITY , May 30. ( Special Teh
gram. ) The Decoration day exercises at tli
park were marked by a most dlstressln
accident. The temporary e ats broke and tl
occupants were thrown to the ground. Mr ;
Dr. Bedel's limb was broken In two place ;
O. N. Watson and Mrs. g. W. Hogo wei
badly bruised and had to be conveyed 5ioin
In carriages. Several others were > more e
less Injured.
Sheriff Huberle returned from Auburn th
morning , having In custody Charles Foste
and T. S Lambert , whom ho arrested at thi
place last night on the charge of robbing tl
Dunbar postofflce. The greater part of tl
Jewelry stolen at Dunbar was found In the
possession. They will be turned over I
the government for prosecution.
Dr. J. W. Chadduck , one "of tlie oldei
dentists In the state , died today. agoJ 64. I
came to this city In 1 03 , The decease
was prominent In Masonic circles.
Cromhirnt 1'iiimcr Commit ! hulcliln ,
OAKDALE , Neb. . May 3Q.-MSpeclal. ) Joli
Cowen , a well to do 'farmer,1 living two mill
from here , was found. In hia barn this mon
Ing suspended by the deckr dead. Ho hi
been 111 for several ylara , and of late h
mind has been unbalanced , ,
Ciirrleit the I'omlH In'ltifl ( Irlp.
NEW YORK , May SO.r When Loga
Carlisle , son and private secretary ot tl
secretary of the treasury , stepped on boai
the eteamstlp Paris he carried a grl |
sack , In which were fully ' $50,000,000 i
United States bonds ot late Issue. The :
bonds will bo placed In the hands
European bankers and
VMIl Ileiiime with N ominlon Men.
PROVIDENCE , May 30. Superlntendei
Legco of the At'antlc mills' ' has given notli
that on Monday morning work will be r
turned In the mills with nonunion hand
None of those who participated In the still
will be employed. Similar action by etui
manufacturers Is expected.
L'nllrd I'rrnbyfertxn * Adjourn.
PITTSBURG , May ? < ) . The United Presb ;
terlan general assembly finished IU woi
last night and adjourned to meet In Xenl
O , on the fourth Wednesday of May , 180
An attempt was made * to reduce the ( salarl
of the general officers , but It did not BU
ceed ,
ltrpri' cn'utl e IHtt Ii M-ller.
WASHINGTON , May 30. Representatl'
III * passed a fairly comfortable night. Eat
day shows a slight Improvement over tl
preceding one , and on the whole his coi
dltlon U quite a little better than a week BE
LOYAL VALOR REMEMBERED
) econtion Day Services Observed by Ne
braska Citizens Generally.
ESTING PLACE OF VETERANS VISITED
"lowers Hpreid Upon tlio Graves by Lovlnc
llnmlaVhllo Eloquent OrntorJ
1'rnlso the Cnuto for
Which They Ulcd.
LINCOLN , May 30. ( Special. ) Memorial
ay was appropriately and universally ob-
erved In all parts of the city. Hags and
untliiR were profusely displayed and by
noon all lines of business were closed for
bo day. Simple but Impressive religious
ervlces were under the direction of the
Irand Army posts and the Woman's He-
let corps. There were a large number ol
people In from the country , and In the early
afternoon a stream of carriages filled the
oad to Wyuka cemetery , but the services
vero necessarily cut short and hurried by
ho rain storm , which fell upon the city at
p. in. The donations of flowers had beer
Ibcral and the committees of the posts had
> ecn busy all the morning arranging
vreaths. The loving task of decoration was
'ntrusted ' to the ladles , who were met at
he cemetery gates by delegations of school
children , who assisted In the work. At the
rave of each veteran was a small flag , bear
ng the letters "O. A. R. " The name , rank
company and regiment of the burled soldlei
vere upon a small card attached to eacli
flag.
flag.A
A magnificent cross of evergreens was one
f the striking decorations , and It was placet !
on the G. A R. plot. In the center was the
vord "Unknown" worked In flowers. This
vas placed there by the Woman's Hellel
corps of Appomattox post and was to thi
nemory of the unknown dead.
At Wjuka and St. Theresa's cemeteries
hero are Interred 147 soldiers and om
army nurse , Mrs. Hettlo K. 1'alntcr. Mosl
of these arc burled outside the Grand Ami )
of the Republic plot , whlcb Is ono of the
lamlsomest In the cemetery. Since lasl
Memorial day twenty-seven veterans ha\c
lied and been laid to rest within these cem
eteries.
The parade to the cemeteries was header
> y the Sons of Veterans band of Unlverlstj
"lace , numbering fifteen pieces. Companj
3 , Nebraska National Guard , followed
General Amasa Cobb post , Sons of Veterans
mistered about twenty men and boys , ant
bo Lincoln Light Infantry had about twentj
n line.
At the state capltol all the desks were
lesertcd In the different offices throughoul
the day , and most of the doors locked.
VALPARAISO. Neb. May 30 ( Specla
Telegram. ) The largest procession ever seer
n this place took part In decorating tin
graves of the fallen soldiers today. Aftoi
returning from the cemetery Prof. Grlnici
of Lincoln delivered an eloquent address ii
the opera hoube , followed by a shoit , stir
ring speech from Major M. B. Llflln of thli
place. A choir of nlno singers renders
several choice selections and the spirits o
all present were further enlivened b ]
.ho magnllicent rain , which fell during tin
latter part of the services.
LYONS , Neb , May 30. ( Special Tele
; rnm. ) About 2,000 people took part In thi
Decoration day exorcises hero. Ono hundred
Indian school children and twelve employe :
of the Omaha reservation took part In th <
program. II. E. Carter of Tekamah am
Judge Keysor of Omaha were the speaker ;
of the day. The afternoon exorcises closei
with a game of base ball between the In
illan boys of the reservation and the horn
team. Score 8 to 8 at the close of the las
half of the fifth Innings , rain Interfering
NOHPOLK , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) Abundant rain and cheering cro ]
prospects stimulate love of country and thl
condition greatly aided Norfolk people Ii
the proper observance of Memorial day. Th
graves 'of deceased veterans wcro deco
rat'd by the Grand Army of the Republl
post this forenoon , and at 2 p m. a gram
lirocesslon , headed by the Norfolk Mllltar ;
band and the Moore Rifles In their natt ;
now uniforms and followed by the newl ;
uniformed fire department , Hobertsoi
Guards , Mathewson post. Grand Army of th
Republic , and a long line of citizens am
carriages , paiadcd the streets and marchei
to ndgewater park , where Rev. Mr. Sander
son delivered the finest oration ever bean
hero on any similar occasion.
HASTINGS , May 30. ( Special Telegram.
Rain Interfered somewhat with the ob
servance of Memorial day. The open al
piogram had to be dispensed with , only
detachment of members of the Grand Arm
going to the cemeteries to decorate th
graves of comrades who have- answered t
the last roll call. At the opera house ever
available seat was taken. The program wa
opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Rose , fol
lowed by song by a chorus composed c
Mrs. Judge Deall , Misses Ward and Gunsen
houscr and Messrs. Casscll , Carruthcn
Snyder and Phelps. The address was mad
by Congressman Andrews , who eulogize
the men who formed the bone and sinew c
the union army , the privates , while pay In
tribute to the greatest lights. Five llttl
girls went through the ritual of decorattn
the graves of the unknown soldiers , eac
reciting a verso as she deposited her vvreatl
Music was furnished by a quartet , Messri
Snyder , Cassell , Phelps and Carrutheri
and the Hastings Military band. Rev. Mi
Folsom pronounced the benediction.
BEAVER CITY , Neb , May 30 ( Sped !
Telegram. ) The Decoration day exercise
were postponed this morning on account (
the rain , but exercises were held at the com
house this afternoon.
SHELTON , Neb. , May 30 ( Special Tell
gram ) Rain this morning Interfered wit
Decoration day exercses. In the afternooi
however , a lares crowd assembled In tl
opera house to listen to the annual addres
The exercises were under the auspices of Je
Hooker post , and E. C. Calkins of Kearnc
delivered the address
STROMSnURG , Neb , May 30 ( Spec !
Telegram ) Memorial day was appropriate !
observed here today Probably the large ;
concourse of people inarched from the Grar
Army hall to the cemetery that had evi
gathered at this place on an occasion of th
kind. The services were conducted undi
the auspices of J A Mower post , compar
I. National Guards. J. A Mower post , Grar
Army of the Republic , Women's Relief corj
and children of the public schools marched I
line , followed by citizens and headed by tl
Stromeburg Cornet band. The exorclsi
closed with a splendid parade and an addrei
by lion James Kyner of Omaha.
SYRACUSE. Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tel
gram. ) Decoration day services were observi
today In the opera house , Captain J II Stlcl
ler of Hebron delivering the address. Tl
housa was packed to Us utmost capacity ar
flowers were In abundance. After the addrei
the Grand Army of the Republic and Sons i
Veterans marched to the cemetery to mart !
music , where the graves of the comrad
were appropriately decorated
SUTTON , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tel
gram ) Memorial exercises were held th
afternoon , but were Interrupted by a heav
rain storm , which continued until ovenln
Business was suspended during the service
whch took place in the Methodist Eplscop
church. Hon. Randolph McNatt of Ri
Cloud delivered an oration. The vocal mus
was fin3 , Although raining , a large numb
at the cloEO of the services went to the cen
etery and decorated the graves of the fou
teen union soldiers who arc burled there.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb. . May 30. ( Spec !
Telegram ) Judge Starks of Aurora deliver !
a memorial address at the soldiers' lion
this morning. The graves of tli3 depart !
heroes In the city cemetery were decorat <
In the presence of COO people. A memorl
day program , In which were addresses I
Hon. O. A. Abbott and others , was render *
at the opera house this afternoon. The pa
ade was dispensed with on account of rain.
VALLEY , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tel
gram ) Decoration day was duly observed
thli city today. In the forenoon the icho
children gave an Interesting program of too ;
ami recitations , after which the large crowi !
partok of a btskct dinner.
In the afternoon the veterans , headed b ;
the Valley Cornet band , marched to the ccnv
etcry , where the , graves of deceased soldier !
were decorated. Short addresses were mnili
by W. H. Whitman of this place ami Prof
D. W. Hill of Omaha.
In the evening an Interesting musical pro
gram was rendered at the opera house , will
short addresses by W 11. Whltmore and Prof
Hill. The music was rendered by the Prof
Campbell quartet , assisted by Prof. Roy Smltr
and Mrs. Harrison of Fremont.
RED CLOUD , Neb. . May 30. ( Special Tel
cgram ) Decoration day was duly observci
hero , though the order of the program wai
Interfered with by rain Rev. O'Neill o
Pawnco City being unable to deliver the ad
dress , Hon. W A. McKclghan spoke at tin
opera house during the rain , after whlcl
the graves of the departed veterans wen
decorated.
WAYNE. Neb , May 30 ( Special Tele
gram ) Decoration day dawned bright am
beautiful nftcr a splendid rain. Ily nlm
o'clock all the business houses had beet
decorated with flags and hunting , and b ;
10 the- streets wcio crowded with people
At 1 30 the parade , formed , band , Gram
Army of the Republic , uniform rani
Knights of P ) thins , Modern Woodmen , fire
men and citizens In line , and marched ti
the opera house , where 1,200 people had as
setnbled , and nearly as many moro weri
unable to gain admission. Speeches wcri
made by a number of prominent citizens
nftcr which the parade again formed am
marched to the cemetery , where the grave
of departed Grand Army men were deco
rated , the ritual services being nbandonei
owing to the rain.
HARTINGTON. Neb. . May 30. ( Sptcla
Telegram ) Hundreds of people from nl
parts of the country participated In th
Decoration day exercises here. A gram
parade to the cemetery , followed by th
usual decoration of soldiers' graves , occuplci
the forenoon. Music was furnished by th
Hartlngton and Coleridge bands. In th
afternoon J. C. Elliott of West Point gav
a highly eloquent and able address to i
packed house.
WAVERLY , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tel
CRram ) Decoration day was observed b
the usual services and wcro In charge o
the Grand Army of the Republic post. Th
town In geneial was piofusely decoratci
and flags were floating from every bulldln
In honor of the ones who fought and die
for their country Ilrlef ceremonies were hel <
at the cemeteiy over the dead comrad.es
graves. The veterans were ably addresssi
by Messrs. Atkinson and Woodward of Lin
coin.
coin.DUNI1AR , Neb , May 30 ( Special Tele
gram. ) School closed today .with appro
prlate cxeiclses , orations , essays and reel
tatlons being the order of the day. Prol
Saylor of the Lincoln Normal unlverslt
delivered an address this afternoon to
largo audience.
NORTH PLATTE , ' Neb. , May 30 ( Specla
Telegram ) Church Howe delivered the me
morlal address hero today and the old soldier
vent to the cemetery In carriages to decorat
n the face of a blinding rain.
WYMORE , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) Decoration diy was duly observer
\t 10 o'clock 300 school children marche
o Main street , headed by the Rc > nolds bam
On Niagara avenue they were met by th
{ nights of Pjthlas band , Grand Army c
he Republic , Women's Relief corps and clti
zens The procession was formed , headed b
he Knights of Pythias bind , followed by th
Women's Relief corps , Grand Army of the Re
public , children In charge of Mrs Vance , MU
Mitchell , Miss Southwlck , Miss Uolton , a
eachers In the primary department , and ell
zens In carriages am } on foot. The procci
slon took up the line of inarch to the schoi
house , wh-re Prof. Grubbs and Rev. Dunkc
berger delivered speeches , after which ti ;
Grand Army of the Republic and the Wi
men's Relief corps proceeded to the csmetor ;
leaded by the Reynolds band. An Interestln
eaturo was the drum corps and the spectacl
of so many children In line , each carrying
lag. The threatening weather Interfered wit
ho program at the cemetery somewhat , enl
a few venturing to go.
NEBRASKA CITY , May 30. ( Special Teh
gram. ) The observance of Decoration da
vas marked by the usual suspension of bus
ness and decoration of buildings. The pr <
cession was composed of the Otoe Corm
band , school children , mllltla , fire depirtmcn
speakers In carriages , confederate voterar
ind Grand Army of the Republic posts A
: he city park Rev II. C. Harmon delivers
the address.
EXETEU , Neb , May 30 ( Special ) Dei
oration day was very appropriately observe
at this place. The town was beautifully an
tastefully decorated with Hags and buntlni
At 10 a. m. the procession formed In fror
of the Grand Army of the Republic hall an
narched to the cemetery , where the usui
Grand Army of the Republic services wci
observed. Colonel N. S Dabcock was ma
shal of the day. At 1 45 p. m the Grar
Army of the Republic , Sons o ! Veterans ar
Women's Relief corps formed at their ha
iml marched to the opera houtc , where tl
address of the day was delivered by Re
G F. Walker , assisted by Rev. W. T. Clln
The musical part of the program was coi
ducted by Prof D. D. Worley of York ar
Ills large chorus class of this place.
ASHLAND , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tel
gram. ) Decoration day was observed In th
city today by the largest crowd ever see
In the city on this occasion. Long befoi
noon the streets were thronged wltlrpeopl
Philip Folsom delivered an oration cntlth
"Our Honored Dead. " Frank Young d
llvered the "Death lied of Benedict Arnold
which , In addition to an able address 1
Rev. J. W. Seabrook , and music by tl
Republican Campaign quartet , made one
the best programs ever rendered for BUI
a service. The last of the program was I :
terrupted by the appearance of black cloui
In the southwest.
1'ULLERTON , Neb. , May 30. ( Spcc'nl )
The exercises of the day were managed 1
the Grand Army of the Republic The Oral
Army of the Republic post and the Womar
Relief corps met at the hall of the formt
from which place they repaired to the ccm
tcry and decorated the graves of the el
parted comrades.
WEST POINT , Neb , May 30. ( Special )
Decoration day exercises received more th
usual attention hero The Grand Army
the Republic post , headed by the West Pol
band and followed by the mayor and ci
poratlon olllclals and a number of civic so
etles In full rcgal.a , marched to the pub
cemetery , where the graves of the do
heroes were decorated.
BRAINARD , Neb , May 30 ( Special ;
Decoration day was observed In patrlo
style. A largo procession was formed , head
by Bralnard Union band , marching throu
the principal streets , thence to the ccn
tery , where the graves were decorated
STERLING , Neb , May 30 ( Special Te
gram ) The flno program for Dccoratl
day was only partially carried out , owl
to a heavy rain storm that commenced
3 o'clock and lasted the balance of the d :
The crowd was In the grove listening
the oration of the day by Rev. Mr. Bro'
of Vesta when the rain came.
BLAIR , Neb. , May 30 ( Special Telegrar
The people generally turned out well ted
and attended memorial services Neai
every business house In town was clos
and decorated. The procession to tlic con
tery was very long , nearly all of the dllTcrc
orders turning out as an escort to the Gra
Army of the Republic. Among them wcro t
Ancient Order of United Workmen , Mode
Woodmen of America , Independent Order
Odd Fellows and German vercln. Ma
farmers from the country were In with ( can
After returning from the cemetery ex-Sei
tor Manderson delivered a rousing patrlo
speech at Germanla hall , which was filled
WEEPING WATER , Neb , May 30 ( S |
rial Tckgram. ) The city was filled w
people who came to attend Decoration d
exercises. The procession to the ccmetc
was a long one. After decorating the grav
they marcliel to the Congregational chur
and listened to a fine address by Rev (1
Harrison. The Wauash ban ! was prose
and assisted In making the program ono
the best ever carried out.
O'NEILL , Neb. , May 30.-S'ifdal ( Te
gram ) Decoration day was obervd he
Haln prevented many from participating , I
a good crowd wan out. The buslncub houi
wcro decorated with flags and hunting , a
the city presented a holiday apPrT'ince.
procc slon consUiIng of the O Nclll till1
band. General John O'Neill post. Grand \ri
of tbo Republic , company P , Nrhrai
( Continued on Third rage. )
DROUTH IS DROWNED
'ownponr ' of Bain Drives the Demon ol
Dry Weather from Nebraska ,
ERTILE FIELDS THOROUGHLY DRENCHED
tate Soaked from End to End by the Tall
of Twenty-Four Hours.
ORN CROP OUTLOOK WAS NEVER BETTER
iffects of Frost and Hot Winds Moro Than
Overcome by Water.
iCME HAIL REPORTED , BUT tJO DAMAGE
mull Ornlii Hoi Ivcd imil rutturci Ilef rciheif
All O\rr the M U > lliislnoss Men ,
Itnllruiiil Mrn , 1 urincm iinil
Stocluucu Hrjuloe.
Drouth Is drowned In Nebraska.
Desperation Is deluged and weary vvntch-
rs for a sign find hope's fruition In the
romlse of a bountiful harvest.
No fortjeight hours In tbo state's history
ere ever fraught with moro anxiety than
lioso during which the hot wind blow from
unday night at midnight till that hour
n Tuesday night.
And no twenty-four hours wcro ever moro
lessed than the time elapsed from sundown
I'cdnesday till sundown Thursday.
From Dnwcs to Otoe , from Dakota to
Jundy , east , wcbt , north and south , sand
111 and corn belt , every county 111 No-
iraska has been drenched.
Daw son county got three Inches.
Gosper county got four Inches.
"
Red Willow county got three ? . „
Custer county got three.
Dox llutto got two.
These are samples. Similar reports nr
t hand from every county In Nebraska. In
omo counties moro rain fell during thli
line than had fallen In six months before ,
n many counties It was the first rain that
ad come In three to six weeks. In all It did
ntold good.
Corn Is all right.
That Is the consensus of the dispatcher
\lilcli follow.
Small grain will be greatly benefited ami
he ravages of frost and simoon will bo
vercome to a largo degree by the effects
f the rain.
Pastures will be revived and stock on the
ange will find both grass and water.
Ralhoail managers discussed the situation
esterday with greater cheer than they have
ihown for many weeks. From all along all
he lines the same reports came , heavy ralna
and crop outlook Immensely Improved. This
means freight hauling both ways next fall
and winter.
At South Omaha , stock commission men
ead the rain reports In The Ileo yesterday
and rejoiced. ' Ilest reports como from the
grazing regions.
Jobbers and manufacturers felt the Joy that
comes with the certainty of n crop , that
meaning business of all kinds In Nebraska.
It was a Godsend to Nebraska. .
For details read these telegrams from alt
over the state :
ELWOOD , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) Two and one-half Inches of rain has
ullen hero within the last ten hours. It Is.
itlll raining hard.
OHAPPELL , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) The drouth Is broken In Deuel
county. It has rained steadily here for the
'ast ten hours , and It is still raining hard.
MINDEN , Neb , May 30 ( Special Tele
gram. ) A splendid rain fell hero last night.
Fully an Inch of water fell and there Is a.
; oed prospect for more.
DUNCAN. Neb , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) Platte county wan visited by a
drenching rain last night and there Is lots
more In sight this morning. Good crops ot
small grain are now assured Corn looks
fine and Is ahead of the usual average at
'his time of the year.
PLATTE CENTER , Neb , May 30 ( Special
Telegram ) The dry spell was broken her *
last night by a rain that poured two Inches ,
and a half of water Into the ground.
GREELEY CRNTER. Neb , May 30. ( Spe
cial Telegram. ) A heavy rain fell hero last
night It came In time to save most of the
small grain.
HILDRETH , Neb , May 30. ( Special Tele
gram ) A two-Inch and a half rain fell hero
yesterday and last night. The hot weather
of Monday and Tuesday did no damage here.
SIDNEY , N'b. . May 30. ( Special Telegram -
gram ) A heavy rain fell hero from 1J.
o'clock last night up to 10 o'clock this
morning Reports from many places in the.
county make the rain general , Small gram
may be saved. Corn greatly Improved. Al
falfa and hay sure crop.
MOORFIELD. Neb. , May 30 ( Special Tele
gram. ) This -vicinity Is being visited by th
best rain wo have had this season. Rain
has been falling almost steadily for the past
twelve hours with no signs ot abating. About
two Inches of water has fallen. It will beef
of great value to pastures and corn which
were suffering. A largo amount of corn will
now bo planted.
STANTON , Neb , May 30 ( Special. )
The high wind ot Monday did no material
d.iinago to ciops In this county. Plenty ot
lain from now on will Insure u g"ncral good
crop for Htanton county , wt'ile com will
ttnnd a continuous drouth of two weeks
n ore * without Buffering maturlclly.
CAMHRIUGE , Neb , May 30. ( Special
Tclegiam ) Thrco Inches of mill fell liore )
last night and this mornlm. Farmers and
luilnosi" men now feel Jubilant over the ex-
ceilent prospects for good crops ,
HUMPHREY , Neb , May lO. ( Special
relegram. ) The copious lulus of last night
have been followed by a ralnull today ot
two Indies. It Is still ralnln ; , with favor-
Eble prospects for continuing thiough the
night.
MUNROE. Neb. , May 30.- ( Special Tele-
irai ; ) Ono and three-fourths Indus of
rain fell hero last nlcht. wil ) Jh will revive ,
the crcipH In teed shape. It Is raining again
t" ilplit.
SHENANDOAH. la. , May 30 After thrco
days of wind und dust a quiet but copious
rain set In tliia morning at daylight and
prospects are good for an all day's rain.
CRESTON , la. , May SO. ( Special. ) Rain
has been falling hero tlnco 12 o'clock last
night , The moisture comes at nn opportune *
timo. The value of tuo rain cannot be com
pute 1 In dollars and cents. There Is a Jir-
bllant feeling In thin locality.
PLAINVIEW. Ncn. . May 30 ( Special Tel
egram ) A line rain began falling hero early
last evening nnd kept up during the entire *
night and the greater part of today. Small
grain , which was somewhat Injured by th
rerent hot winds , Is looking : well , The hay
crop la assured.
PIERCE. Neb. . May 30. ( Special ) Ai
heavy rain last night gladdened the hearts
of the farmers and every person In this neigh
borhood. The heavy winds the two nights
previous had made the Mnall grain look a ,
trifle gloomy and the farming community felt
likewise , fearing a repetition of last year'm
shortage of crops , but the thuwer last night
caused a wave ot iadueis ; ! to sweep over
the county
ASHL\ND , Neb. , May 30. ( Special Tele-
cnm ) T'IC ' drouth hers wa broken early
thlii morning by a light shower. About 4
o'cl fk It cnnmenoefl to rain , and continued
fT ab nt cr > ' hour In a gentle downfall ot
wa'ir that in ile cvcryb'-ly lork ni happy abe
bo The Dre rcprmntatlvo. In conver-
( Contlnui'I ou Sixth Pate. )