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HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, ATRIL 8, 1D0?.
FAWCETT SPEARS AT SniLOIl
Oniaha Jurirt Orator at Celebration on
Immortal Field of Battle,
BLUE AND THE GRAY JOIN HANDS
Meaomeat Errt4 by Wlironila to
Coassaesaorote Heroism of Its
Soldiers Jct Forly
ronf Tears Aao.
FITTSBURQ LANDING. Tenn., April 7.
(ftpclal Telegram.) The historic battlefield
Of Bhlloh Is today In porsession of a great
host of Wisconsin veterans of the battlo
of just forty-four years ago. In addition
to many of the state officials of the Badger
state is a, great number of Grand Army
veterans of ottier states. Including a large
number of confederate veterans of General
Albert Bldney Johnston's army. The occa
slon Is the dedication of the monument
erected by the state of Wisconsin In mem
ory of Its soldiers who fell on that field.
The orator of the day is Judge Jacob
Fawcett of Omaha, a 3hiloh veteran.
Judge Fawcett appeared In most excel
lent condition and his eloquent address
elicited, ovation after ovation, veterans of
the grmy and veterans of the blue Joining
In the applause.
J edge Fsvweett'a Address.
Taking as the subject of his address the
words, "Put off thy shoes from off thy
feet, for the place whereon thou stand
est Is holy ground," Judge Fawcett said
What was true of the place where God
thus spoke o Moses from the burning bush
at llbieb Is true of the place where we
Stand today; and 1 feel myself under the
Spell of those words as 1 enter upon the
delivery of this address.
This ground Is holy, not because soldiers
who were killed In a great battle lie burled
here, but because It covers patriots, who
freely and bravely dleu tor a great cause
lor a country to wmcn tneir loretaiiier
had been divinely directed and which they
had dedicated to tne eternal principles o.'
civil and religious liberty; to freeuoin In
its fullest and broadest sense, and to the
principle of true democracy that all men
are created equal and have an equal right
to the enjoyment of life, liberty and the
' pursuit of happiness.
Eighteen hundred and sixty-one opened
. Upon a nation extending from the Atlantlo
to the Paclflo and from the BL Lawrence
to the gulf. A nation vast in extent and
t mighty In resources, but a novice in war.
A nation devoting all Its energies to peace
ful pursuits, and leaving wars and their
. attendant evils to other lens enlightened
countries. A casual observer would have
said, "Here Is a nation whose prospects
for the -future are all that the most dis
satisfied or ambitious heart could wish.
Hero peace and prosperity must ever
reign. But a closer look at our nation's
sky would have revealed the coming Btorm
which was so soon to break upon us with
Such destructive force. Our nation had
sinned. From Us early Infancy It had fos
tered and maintained within Its midst an
evil of such magnitude In me sight of the
great God who rules over the destinies of
nations that continued peace and prosper
ity were Impassible. A dark cloud had
i been rapidly gathering on the southern
horlxon. The plagues of Kgypt were about
to be visited upon us, with tills difference,
the last scourge of the Egyptians was the
first scourge of Americans. The cloud
continued to spread until all of that por
tion of our nation's sky which covered this
evil became dark and threatening. The
mutterlngs of the thunders of discontent
and oppression could, be plainly heard.
' Various means were tried to avert the
threatened storm, but all were In vain.
The messenger of death went forth and
the storm cloud broke. The nation's night
of war and death, was long and terrible,
and when the night had passed away and
the dawn of peace returned, it was found
that the death messenger had scarcely
missed a home. Lamentations for tho
dead went up all over the land. The
. first born, and the son of old age; hus
bands, fathers and brothers, alike lay
mouldering on southern soli. But, the sin
that had caused the war had been re-
' moved, and our nation started out upon
a new life, with obedience to God as the
foundation, supporting the broad arch of
universal liberty; and to the top of that
' arch was nailed the dag of our country,
where it waves today. Disclaiming to the
, whole world that we are now In reality
what we have always proles sea to be,
that land of the free.
As a result of that great struggle this
nation Is now so thoroughly united mat.
travel where you will, from east to west, or
north to south. were It not for an empty
sleeve here and an artificial limb or a
crutch there, with an occasional mourner
who will not be comforted, we would not
be able to renllse that we had passed
through a terrible war within so short a
titn". The Institution of slavery, wmcu
wns the cause of all our trouble, I a thing
of the pant, and today the people of the
south sincerely Join with us of the north
in declaring that It Is gone forever and
can never again be the cause of strife or
discord between us. There Is nothing In
any part of this fair land today to occasion
any .sectional strife or lii'terne??, or cause
any of the members of our great and
happy ramlly to taxe up arms against
their brothers. Our recent war with Spain
demonstrated the fact that If any nation
engages In war with the United States
government It must expect to wage that
war against a united people. As our minds
go back today to that terrible struggle
which took place on this historic field, and
we witness again the wonderful courage
and endurance of the men who fought
here, on both sides of that great battle,
we are able to realise what such men,
standing shoulder to shoulder under one
flag. In defense of our government, would
be able to accomplish In a struggle with
any foreign foe. As we of the north As
semble here today for the purpose of dedi
cating this monument to the memory of
Wisconsin soldiers who perished here, our
hearts rejoice to feel that In coming to
this place we are not coming into an
enemy s country, and that our dead do not
He In an enemy's soli; but that we have
assembled here among the people of the
south and are mingling with them as mem
bers of a reunited family. That we are
among those who honor our dead as we
honor theirs. That we of the north Join
with the people of the south in saying
that tne heroes oi tnis great battle wore
both the blue and the gray.
Tribute to Old State.
We, of Omaha, who formerly lived In the
state we represent here today, are wont to
riAalr ' . f I , . u m h. "liiuiH rvl.l .lata tt
Wisconsin;" and a good, yea grand, old
state it Is today: but when the deadly
struggle of '61 to '66 opened It was In Us
Infancy as a state. 1 was admitted into
Wisconsin In 1M7 (the day 1 was born) but
It was then only a territory; and it was
not until the following year that it was
admitted Into the great sisterhood of states.
So that when the war began Wisconsin
was only thirteen year old. But- what a
sturdy, brave and loyal member of the
union It proved Itself to be.
What an ovation we received from the
loyal people of our state as we marched
away. How little we, in fact, knew of
what was In store for us hore, and of the
test to which we would be subjected In a
few short days.
It Is said that "Coming events csst their
shadows bef jre." An incident which oc
curred In my company the evening before
the battle of fc'hlloh verifies that saying.
Some people say that we were surprised
that Sunday morning, but such is not the
fact. All day Saturday we had the In
stinctive feeling that a greet battle was
imminent. Von all doubtless remember
many times when. Just before a hard
storm, snd while there was yet no sign
of a cloud, something In the atmosphere
has told you of what was coming. Your
whole nervous system, like a great barome
ter, has warned you of the approaching
danger. So It was on that Saturday. We
felt that we were soon going to be arrayed
In deadly conflict, and, that some of us
would probably pay the price of loyalty
and be numbered with the slain. On Sat
urday evening a number of us gathered
together in one of the large Sibley tents
we were then using. One of the boys
struck up a song. In which we all Joined.
That song was followed by others, and
the spell which seemed to be over all
caused us. with one accord, to sing the
songs of home and bygone days. Our last
song was, "Brave Boys Are They." How
the words came back to me today:
'Thinking no less of them.
Loving our country the more,
We sent them forth to fight for the flag,
Their fathers before them bore."
Alio nil I 1 1 1 p v- . I v v. , u 1 1 V. , uli.lv. . . i vi uj'v ..
of Its pathetic pathos, without uttering a
word, wti. separated and each man retirea
to his own tent; some to dream of homes
to which they would never return, and of
friends they would never meet again this
ide oi tne eternal snore. That little
company never met again. On the next
morning the long roll called them from
their dreams of homo to "The Dread Field
of Battle." of which they had sung the
night before. Dome of them fell that day
but we have . this great consolation; we
were able to "bury them Where our banner
in triumph waved.
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Remember I use no salve, no hmss.
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Just a airalgbt business deal at
reasonable price. C. K. brwuka. ltU ttruoka
tiii4.. ataranaii, jsiuo.
While In, Paris, en route to Rome; Mr.
Edward Hose water, American delegate to
the Universal Postal congress, was inter'
viewed by a representative of the Paris
edition of the New York Herald on the
questions which the congress Is to con
sider. Mr. Kosewater la quoted, as follows:
'The first of these congresses," said Mr
Rosewater, "met at Berne. Then followed
that of Paris in 1878, then came Lisbon,
followed by the Vienna congress In 1891
and that of Washington in U97. At the
latter congress the 'venue' was next fixed
for Rome In 1904. Then came the Boer
war, followed by the Russo-Japanese con
fllct This led to a postponement to the
"This time there will be fifty-eight na
tions represented, every nation In facf that
claims any kind of postal system, with the
exception of . Afghanistan. At the congress
each nation has one vote. Irrespective of
Its size. The number of delegates Is not
limited, some countries having as many
aa five. But though they may all take part
In the discussion, each country, as I have
said, has on single vote. The proceedings
are carried on In French.
As you probably know, the headquar
tera of the Intenatlonal Postal union are
In Berne, In Switzerland.
"Etach year the results of the congress'
labors are put In the form of a treaty,
which la signed by the delegates of each
county, who are given plenipotentiary
powers by their governments. In regard
to certain matters, which are regarded as
fundamental, the decisions of the congress
must be unanimous. On other questions
a two-thirds vote suffices.
"This year there will be a large number
of proposals regarding International post
age. One of these Is to reduce the inter
national rate to 2 cents. Another is to
mnke it 4 cents. But the proposal which
Z think has most chance of acceptance Is
one not to diminish the i cost, but to In
crease the weight of letters which may be
sent for the present 5-cent rate from fifteen
to twenty-five grammes. It I universally
admitted that the present fifteen grammes
"Another important proposal is In re
gard to echantlllons,' or samples. At
present these must be of limited dlmen
slons and must not have saleable value.
These restrictions weigh heavily on the
business world an) It Is proposed to allow
samples having a maximum value of 120 to
be sent at the present rate. Proposals
have also been made to increase the max!
mum weight or parcels sent from one
country to another. This will bring up
the question of the repartition of the costs
"As you probably know, In regard to
letters the whole of the money paid for
postage Is retained by the country from
which the letter Is sent. The theory Is
that every letter receives an answer, so
that no one la the loser by the system.
But this rule does not prevail In regard
to parcels or money orders. In regard
to parcels money la paid for transit to
every country. But this sum Is a Axed
one, irrespective of the slse and Import
ance of the country. A parcel traversing
Belglum pays the same rate aa if it crossed
Franca, Germany or Russia.
"I am afraid there is no likelihood of the
Introduction of an International postage
stamp, convenient as It would undoubtedly
be. There are too many technical dlfflcul
ties In the way. But one reform will prob
ably be the Introduction of a letter sheet
for commercial communications, which will
be sent through the International post for
I cents, the price of the present postcard.
It will also be possible to prepay the reply
to such communications In the country of
origin. This will undoubtedly be a, great
boon 10 commerce."
OLD CORNERSTONE CI1EST
Copper Box Under Late T. M. 0. A. Build-
in Eoooyered, Perfectly Intact.
BURIED TOR NEARLY NINETEEN YEARS
Istsrthed Too It to Bo Plaee
Together will Other Oa la
Foandatloa of the Now
Somewhat tarnished with age, but per
fectly dry and Intact, the copper box In
the cornerstone of tne old Young Men's
Christian Association building was uncov
ered Friday afternoon by workmen engaged
in tearing down the structure. It was
taken from the stone by Walter Jardlne
in the presence of Arthur Brandeis, Emil
BranUels and I. W. Carpenter, president
of the association. Upon opening the box
with a chisel, the contenta were found to
be absolutely dry and corresponded In
description with the articles mentioned In
the association records as having been
placed In the cornerstone.
Mr. Carpenter carried the box across the
street to the office of the Conservative
Savings and Loan association, and Satur
day morning It waa taken to the associa
tion rooms. The contents will be examined
by the board of directors at their next
meeting and the box will be placed in a
vault in the office of the association.
Kot la Tim for Kew One.
"I am very aorry." said Mr. Emil Bran-
dels, "that the box waa uot discovered a
week sooner, so its contenta could liave
been placed In the box of the recently laid
cornerstone of the new building at Seven
teenth and Harney streets."
If Mr. Brandeis' wish had been fulfilled.
the copper box In the new cornerstone
ould have been much larger. As It ta.
the box Is muoh larger than the one un
covered Friday, to receive the Increased
bulk of the local publications, the ma
jority .of which were only four-page sheets
,hen the old home of the association waa
The cornerstone Vas laid at t o'clock
on the afternoon of September IS, 1887, in
the northeast corner of the foundation.
The program Included music by the Union
Paclflo band, prayer by Rev. C. W. Savldge,
an historical address by Robert Weldensall,
general western secretary of the Toung
Men'a Christian association: an address
by John M. Thurston, a report by the
financial secretary, J. E. Endlgn, and the
reading of a letter from President P. C.
Hlmebaugh by John L. Kennedy. As vice
president of th association, John L. Ken.
nedy laid the stor.e. Dean Gardner pro
nounced the benediction.
Contents of the Boa.
In the box were these articles: Photo
graph of the first president, Watson B.
Smith; photograph of the building; list of
ministers In Omaha when the association
waa organised; list of presidents of the
association; list of general secretaries.
howlng length of service; list of recording
secretaries; circular of building committee,
1886; list of officers and committees in 1887;
blank application for membership; names
of architect and contractors; names of
committee on arrangements for corner
stone laying; statement showing the mem
bership of the association to bs between
BOO and 900; copy of Hie Toung Men'a Chris
tian association National Tear Book, 1887;
copy of Toung Men's Christian association
Watchman, September 1, 1887; copy of
Omaha Swedish Tribune; copies Omaha
Excelsior, Christmas, 1886, and September
10, 1887; coploa Omaha Bee, World, Republi
can and Herald, September 15, 1887; cut of
proposed building; circular Omaha Board
of Trade to- the Presbyterian general
assembly; cards - announcing association
meetings; photograph of P. C. Hlmebaugh;
photograph of Robert Weldensall; letter
from Robert Weldensall; map of Omaha;
personal cards of secretaries, contractors
and board of directors. ,
Policies That Matured Above the
. Estimates Made When
Of a Fifteen Year Endowment Tollc
Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE
of LINCOLN. NEB.
No. of Tollcy 1090
Name of Insured... .Mary J. Netvbanks
Amount of Policy $1,000.00
Annual Premium 03.00
Premiums for 15 Years 045.00
Guaranteed Reserve $1,000.00
Total Cash Pnld to Insured. . ..1,323.02
Cost of $1,000 Insurance for 15
Upturned to Insured in Excess of
Premiums . 37S.G2
The Surplus paid by THE OLD LINK
BANKEHS LIFE on settlements made
now exceed the estimates made fifteen
years ago when this policy was written.
OF A TEN YEAR. LIFE POLICY MA
TURING IN THE
Old Line Bankers Life
No. of Policy..... HW0
Name of Insured W. II. Froshle,
Amount of Tollcy $1,000.00
Annual Premium 79.03
Ten Year's Surplus $284.21
Guaranteed Reserve 032.45
Total Cash $016.00
Cost of $1,000 Insurance for ten
Returned in Excess of Amount Paid
In : $120.30
The Settlements made by the Old
LIiip Bnnkers Life exceed the estimates
made ten years ago when the policy wag
Of a Fifteen Year Bond Tollcy '
Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY '
' , of LINCOLN. NEB.
No. of Tollcy........'......;; 15T3
Name D. A. Campbell
Residence In;oln, Neb. (
(Formerly Clerk of Supreme Court)
Amount . . .$2,000.00
Annual Premium CS.10
Total Paid in Fifteen Years.. 1.021.50
Cash Settlement :
Guaranteed Reserve... J,.. 883.00
Total Cash Tald to Insured.. $1,432.56
Returned in Excess of Amount Paid
The Surplus paid on this Policy Ex
ceeds the Estimate Made When Tollcy
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HOW HEART AFF.ECTS WATCH
Timepiece Is Uncertain if that Orsrsn
is irres;Ir, Se.rs a Wateh
NolnxJJr would ever think that something
the matter with him would cause some
thing to be the matter with bis watch, but
a watebmaker la toe cause of much un
easiness In an east end family, and all be
cause he Insists that he does bis best with
a certain watch and that tba reason It does
not keep good time is beoause the man
who carries it must have an irregular heart
It cams about In this wart The head of
the family has a gold watch that cost him
t2u4 ten years ago. He has carried It aver
since, but a year ago It began to act
queerly. For some days it lost time, and
then it began to gain time; again it would
gain time mysteriously and then strangely
lose a minute or two a day. It had been
to the watch repairer three times In twelve
months, and was still acting Irregularly a
week ago when the man's wife took It to
"I think I know what Is the matter with
this watch," said the craftsman. "I don't
believe that your husband's heart beats
regularly. Now, don't get alarmed. It Is
not necessarily disease. He may be just
one of jthose men who can't have a watch
that keepa good time, simply because of
their Irregular heart beats."
'You see a watch has a regular rhythmic
movement," said the watchmaker. "It is
darrled close to the human heart, which
ought to have a regular rhythmio move
ment, too. Now, while the watch la beat
ing away the heart la beating also. If Its
pulsations occur regularly, punctuating the
rhythm of the watch at speclno Intervals,
the rhythm of the watch movement Is un
disturbed; but let the heart pulsation occur
Irregularly, now pulsating with the tick of
the watch, again stopping dlscordautly in
between the ticks, the watch la bound to be
affected. Leave this watch here, and let
your husband carry your watch, which, we
know, keeps regular time. Let him wear
it a month, and see If I am not right."
Bo the woman handed her husband bar
watch to note the result. She wanted him
to oousult a specialist Immediately upon h
return from the watchmaker, but he com
promised by agreeing to try the test sug
gested by the watchman. Pittsburg Q
Yoi Should Procure
Did Mot Beleac to Bias,
John Mulr, the mountain, climber and
naturalist, lives In one of the most beau
tlf ul pans of the Contra Costa valley In
California. writer n Alnslee'a Mas&sine.
who had been sojourning with him, tells
this story illustrative of his fondness fur
birds and his wide humanity; i
"It was a fair picture of peace and plenty,
under the soft, blue September sky. X
stream ran close at hand, eheded by
alders and sycamores and the sweet
scented wild willow. On the bank nearest
ua stood a solitary blue crane, surveying
us fearlessly. A flock of quail made
themselves heard In the underbrush, and
low above the vineyards a shrike flew,
uttering bis sharp cry. Noting him, I
said to Mr. Mulr:
" -So you don't kill even the butcher
'"Why, no,' ha said; they are not my
birds.' " Tovitb's Companion.
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