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Xj.-VsTK.E-tTOE & HALL,
AT THE OLD STAND,
Will in the Future as in the Past, keep a full supply of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS,
CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS.
Also, Qaeeasware. Flour, Feel, Stoneware, Confectioneries, Cum aM
A Liberal Share of the Public Patronage is Solicited.
COMEAND8EEUS. WE WILL TRY AND MAKE IT TO YOUR INTERST TO COME AGMN.
WA-KEENEY MEAT MARKlTc
WHOLESALE A.3STID BETAIL.
W. . HARRISON, Proprietor.
Bologna Sausage & Pressed Corn
Beef a Specialty.
The Trade Supplied. Best Prices Paid for Cattte and Hogs
Buckeye Reaper and Mower,
Keystone Corn Planters, Horse Eake3, Wir & Deere's
Plows and Cultivators,Sprmgfield Superior Grain Drill.
CEMENT, LIME and PLASTER PARIS,
PIPW AND WAGON-WOGD STOCK,
Franklin Street, - - WA-KEENEY, KANSAS.
WAGNERS & GRIM,
Medicines and Chemicals.
Including a full'line of Chamberlain's Qelebrated Medicines, the
best and most reliable in use, Perfumery, Hair Oils, Toilet
and Fancy Goods, Hair Brushes, Tooth, Cloth and Nail
Brushes, Dressing Combs, Fine Combs, Toilet Soaps,
Tooth Soaps and Powders, Face Powders.
Strictly Pure White Lead, Colors Dry and in Oil, Mineral Paints, Putty, Sand Paper
Dryers, Varnishes, Paint Brushes and Painters' Supplies, Linseed Oil, Car
bon Oil, Castor Oil, Lubricating Oils, Axle Grease, Turpentine, Etc.
STAPLE AND FANCY
Sugars, Green. and Roasted Coffee.
It will pay you to call and examine our stock of Teas. They
are of splendid quality and low price.
Syrups, Molasses and Vinegar, Spices, Flour, Corn Meal and
Crackers, bait Fish, Dried Fruits, Canned Goods,
Laundry and Toilet Soaps, Concentrated Lye, -Hatches,
Liquid and Box Blueing.
Trade with ns and you will get Freeh, Reliable Goods and 100 Cents' Worth ft
very Dollar you Invest.
Hardware, iron, Steel and Mi
stock: iF-A-ZEazMriiisra- tub basis o:f oxne- ustzdtjstEtIES.
THE LAST SAD RUES.
They are Performed Over the Eemains of
the Nation's Dead Ulysses S.
The Funeral Cortege Starts Prom Kt. Mc
Gregor "While Thousands Mourn
Around the Bier.
On Pame's Eternal Campirg Ground the
White Tent of the Hero of Appo
mattox is Pitched.
The funeral rites over the remains of
Gen. TJ. 8. Grant were held at Mt. Mc
Gregory, Tuesday, August 4th. The day
was a beautiful and auspicious one and the
air on the mountains was delightful. The
funeral car to carry the remains from the
mountains to Saratoga came up early and
lay awaiting the burden it should carry.
Tlie family in a group and alone, the eve
ning before, had taken their final farewell
of the remains and on the day of the funeral
they gave up his body to the nation.
At 10 o'clock the services were held at
the cottage in the presence of over a thous
The ceremonies opened with the reading
of the 90th Psalm, which was followed
by an impressive prayer by Rev. Biehop
Harris. The hymn "My Faith Look Up to
Thee," was joined in by the whole assem
bly present with fine effect. Dr. Newman
then came forward and delivered a sermon
on the subject of the death of Gen. Grant,
the family sitting in the meantime abjut
the remains in the parlor. At the col elu
sion of the discourse that noble hymn
"Nearer My God to Thee," was rendered
very impressively by the congregation.
After the services ended there was a move
ment toward the cottaeeto get a final look
at the general, but it was not deemed
advisable to admit any one,
in view of the fact that it
was near the time for the funeial train to
start. Mrs. Grant had concluded not to go
with the funeral train, but to wait over un
til four o'clock, when she and other ladies
left for Saratoga and from there go direct to
The great crowd that attended the ser
vices at the cottage remained to sea the
body brought out by the main entrance. Ii,
was borne down the steps by the Grant
post, of Brooklyn, composed of thirteen
veterans, and were preceded by a detach
ment of soldiers, and two buglers played
the "Dead March in Saul."
The afternoon sunlight s! own upon the
royal purple velvet, and the silver mount
ings of the casket. The first, and each suc
ceeding detail, mounted on guard, consisted
of two men of U. S. Grant post. One stood
with folded arms at the head of the casket
and the other at the foot.
To all on board the funeral train the
beautiful display of the cars was a subject
of comment. No woodwork on the sashes
of the windows was visible. The engine
tender was draped with plaited black, radi
ating from a rosette center. The seats of
the cab were covered m a like manner.
Black cloth was draped from the boiler
rails. The front was fixed with taste. Fu
neral car "Woodlawn" was plated in the
panels with centers, and the national fia
was festooned gracefully but so that there
was no fluttering. The other cars were not
so elaborately furnished, but all were
draped with good taste. 2,700 yards of
cloth were used.
When the remains reached Albany they
were escorted to the coirider of the senate
chamber in tbe capitol building, where they
laid in state, and were viewed by thousands
When Col. Grant, Jesse and XL 8. Grant,
Jr., accompanied by Gov. Hill and others,
entered the capitol, the throng of visitors
was checked for a time, and the General's
sons passed beneath and halted briefly to
view the remains of their father. A cluster
of eight incandescent lamps shed a brilliant
light down upon tbe deed face, nnd reveal
ed a startling spectacle. The Bkm of the
face had the appearance of having been en
ameled in a bungling manner. Thoskin is
a ghastly hue and has a scaly appearance.
This is explained as due to the fact that the
face was powdered late this afternoon, and
without reference to the effect of the bril
liant light, to which the remains are now
for the first time subjected.
At the executive mansion the sons of
General Grant with Drs. Douglas and New
man breakfasted quietly with the governor.
The day had dawned bright and from the
country the farmers and their families had
come in early to see the great dead.
A committee of one hundred prominent
citizens ot New York city appointed by
Mayor Grace to represent that city at Al
bany and accompany the remains from
there to New York, arrived.
Speculators made efforts to secure
the possession of the catafalque and funeral
car after the remains have left the depot.
An offer of $5,000 has been mi de for the
catafalque. As they are the property of
the national government, however, it is
not likely the relic hunters will obtain
PREFABING TO LEAVE ALBANT.
Slowly the funeral car, drawn by six
black horses, with their mournine wren-
ping, moved to the State street side of the
capitol. General Hancock, followed by
his staff, approached the capitol as did also
General Farnsworth and st&ff. Governor
Hill and ata were in waiting. Eleven
o'clock had passed and it was half an hour
later when the great doors of the capital
were swung open on the State Btreet aide
and the guards of honor were seen, by the
waiting crowd, with the remains inside
the corridor. At this moment the guards
moved oat into the sunlight to the slow
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15,
strains of music, thirteen men touching
the catkat and so surrounding and almost
hiding it from view. The sombre car was
waiting at the foot of the steps in the street.
Four men were inside the car and assisted
in lifting the remains to the black dais
within the mounted catafalque Colone1
Beck and Major Brown then ranged tbeir
companies of regulars on eithei side of the
car, the front being level with the heads of
horses. The G:and Armv next took posi
tion. As the blast of the trumpets rang
out the procession started at a measured
pace down State street. The various organ
izations that formed the procession reach
icgBroadway, aimdthe dull boom of can
non and the tolling and chiming of bells in
the steeples. The march through Broad
way to Stf uben street.and thence to the de
pot, was every where densely thronged. The
sons of Gen. Grant and their companions
were driven to the depot, where the long,
black funeral train was awaiting for its bur
den. Gen. Hancock and D. M. Kendrick
were in charge. Gnns boomed while the
remains were being placed in the car " Wood
Lawn," and the bells tolled slowly. The
committee from New York entered theii
car, Gen. Hancock and staff were aboard,
the regulars were quartered, and the great
The remains were viewed in Albany by
THE FUNERAL TRAIN.
The train was constituted and occupied
2d Baggage car.
3d Funeral car "Wood Lawn."
4th SonB of General Grant, with Drs
Newman and Douglas.
5th Gen. Hancock and staff.
6ih Gen. Hill and staff and committees
of the house and senate, twenty-five mem
bers. 7th New York committee of 100.
8fch Car of public information.
9th and 10th Regulars under command
of Col. Beck and Maj. Brown.
Oa the roofs of the houses in the vicinity
hundreds witnessed the start, and as the
black train rumbled across the long bridge
over tho Hudson, it ran between two dense
lines oi peopie wno mea omy tne ioot pains
on either side.
NO CLANG OF BELLS.
There was no clang of bells, no scream of
whistles, only the dull rumble of the
memorable train. Across the river there
were crowds of people. Tbe shops and
stores and factories hud closed their places
ot business. All the workers aud those of
leisure seemed given to come out and stand
with uncovered head, to be a part of a scene
never to be acted again. The long sweep
ing curve was rounded and the black train
straightened oat on a level with the Hud
son, on its way to the metropolis. Look
ing bsck from the engine cab, as the train
swept around this curve, the impressive
effect was thrilling.
At 5 o'clock in the evening the train
reached New York city. A short time be
fore it had been raining, but as soon as
the city was reached the t ark clouds
had rolled over and the Bun broke
forth, illuminating the glass covered arch
as the tra'n moved in. Its rayB fell upon
the silver mountings of the coffin, purple
covered, apd with the single wreath of oak
leaves placed iver the heart of the dead
father by the chdrens' hands, resting upon
the lid. It fell upon the wrinkled faces of
the veterans who cairied it as tenderly as a
loved child from the car to a light push cart
brought down from Woodlawn for the pur
pose and drew it up the inclined platform
and across to the west side of the depot
and to the vehicle that was to be the last
on which the body would ever rest. With
them walked six of the Loyal Legion and
two Grand Army men. The marked tread
of armed men echoed behind. Company A
of the Fifth artillery and company E
Twelfth infantry. The regulars, whom
the government had sent as a guard of hon
or, marched in the escort. Gtn. Hancock
and his suite had left the train from the
opposite side and passed through the gate
into Forty-third street where the horses
were waiting ahead of the coffin. Then
galloped to the head of the procession
on Fifth avenue, below Thirty-Fourth
street. Tbe three sons of Gen. Grant also
left the depot quietly with the others who
had come with the train and followed the
remains out in double file. The citizens
committee of 100 led by ex-Mayor Cooper
ana ex Uovernor Cornell, ex-Mayor Frank
lin Edson and Jackson Schultz walking
next, followed by the regulars. Behind
Governor Hill and General Farnsworth
and his glittering staff and in their turn
committees of the' house and senate at
Albany. In Forty-third street the cata
falque waited. Eight steps led up to the
raised platform upon which the veterans
sat down the coffin with its wreath of
oak leaves. It bore no other maik or
ornament save a gold plate. Tneir duty
done, the veterans stepped down
and took their stand baside the cat falque.
The clash of troops presenting arms and the
mournful strains of a dirge j layed by the
Government band had greeted the appear
ance of the casket in the doorway. Fil?s
ofsoldifrs of the Seventy-first regiment
were filed across the street and opposite the
curb from the portal to the catafalque. As
the casket wss borne between them the
teeming crowds behind the militiamen un
covered and the mellow sunlight fell upon
thousands ol bowed heads. Involuntarily
some of the policemen lifted their hats.
Then the heavy tread of the rezulirs broke
the stillness as they marched up to take
their places beside the catafalque. Twelve
colored men sit z?d the reins ot the twelve
horsts that were shrouded in black
like the hearse and standing
beside them awaited the signal.
But it was not given for half an hour and
then the procession Btarted. Slowly the pro
cession marched to the city hall, which was
not reached until after night fall. Here the
body laid in state until Saturday, and was
viewed by hundreds of thousands of peo
ple. In one of the parlors of the Hoffman noose
assembled upwards of fifty ex-confederate
soldiers to honor the memory of General
Grant. Among the most prominent were
Brig. Gen. E. D. Lilly, of Gen. Jackson's
brigade; Col. W. L. Duff, of the Eighth Mis-
Thirty-fourth Virginia infantiy; Bouglas
Walker, of Hampton; Gen. W. W. Loving,
Mej. W. H. Quincy and Gen. J. B. Gordon,
of Gen. Lougstreet's corps, and Msj. D. B.
Bndgford, provost marshal of Gin. Lee's
army at Richmond.
William Hancock Clark, acting as secre
tary, called the meeting to order, and Gen.
J. B. Gordon was electtd chairman: Reso
lutions were unanimouBly parsed, paying
high tribute to the noble qualities of the
dead general, setting forth his efforts in life
and success in death, in restoring peace and
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good will between the north and south, and
testifying to his magnanimity at Appomat
tox. General Hanccck formally delivered the
body to the city authorities early in the
evening. From there oa the police of the
city were responsible for its keeping.
The day of the funeral dawned clear and
bright in the city ot New York. At 4
o'clock in the morning the casket was
closed and the body hid from human sight
The various societies and mourners be
gan filing into line at 9 o'clock.
The funeral car was most imposing, be
ing drawn by twenty-four jet black horses.
At 9:47 the order to march was given. In
an instant the black line of horses had
straightened their traces and the wheels
beneath the remains were moving, and the
last journey had begun.
The procession was fifteen miles long.
The principal guests were arranged in the
line of march as follows:
President Cleveland, In carriage drawn by six
Six open carriages containing the vice-president
and members of the president's cabinet,
Ex-President Hayes and Arthur.
United States senators, ten carriages.
Members of congress, sixteen carriages.
Admiral Jouett, one carriage.
Commodore Chandler, one carriage.
Foreign ministers, ten carriages.
Ex-Foreign ministers, ten carriage.
Cabinet oi Gen. Grant, four carriages.
Retired army officers, ten carriages.
Gen. Grant's staff, two carriages.
Family and relatives, seven carriages.
Clergy, four carriages.
Attending physicians, two carriages.
Pali bearers, bix carriages.
Gen. Sheridan and staff, six caniage?.
Chiet of bureau, war d-partment, four carriages.
Gen. Schofield and staff, one carriage.
Judges supreme court, six carriage?,
Gov. ot Illinois and staff, eight carriages.
Gov. of Michigan and staff, three carriages.
Gov. of Wisconsin and staff, five carriages.
Gov. of Massachusetts and staff, ten carriages.
Gov. of New Hampshire and Etaff. three carriages.
Governor of Connecticut and staff, four carriage?.
Governor of Maine and staff, two carriages.
Governor of Vermont and staff, four carriages.
Governor of Pennsylvania and staff, twelve car
riages. Governor of New Jersey and staff, .fifteen car
riages. Governor of Ehode Island and staff, four car
riages. Governor of Iowa and staff, two carriages.
Governor of Dakota ahd staff, two carriages.
Governor of Virginia and staff, three carriages.
Representatives of the Governor of Indiana, two
Legislature of New York, thirty carriages.
Gen. Franklin, president Soldiers' Home, one car
riage. Messrs. Drexel and Chllds, one carriage.
Board of Indian commissioners, two carriages.
Mayor and representatives of the city of Brook
lyn, fifteen carriages.
Mayor and common council of New York City,
Mayor and common council of Boston, six car
riages. Mayor and common council of St. Louis, ten car
riages. Mayor and common council of Hartford, three
Mayor and common council of New Haven, two
Mayor and common council of Jersey City, twelve
Mayor and common council of Elizabeth, three
The Order of the Cincinnati, five carriages.
U. 8. Grant Post, G. A. R., four carriages.
Civic societies from numerous cities,
companies of regular infantry, militia and
firemen, posts of the grand army of the
republic, and companies of veterans were
arrarged in different portions of the col
umn. Many scenes of very interesting nature
were incident to the formic g of the pro
Gen. Sheridan was surrounded by a
striking group. The gallant confederate,
Gen.Buckner, from whom Grant wrested
his first hard won laurels, at Fort Donel
son, was in ordinary black citizen's dress.
He was in striking contrast to the leonine
mane and fierce black moustache of Gen.
Logan, with whem he was talking. Near
by was the famous Gen. Joe Johnston,
bravest of the brave, who succumbed to
Gen. Grant's sword.
THE MABCH COMMENCES.
Gen. Hancock and Gen. Shael rode at
the head of the procession. The sun was
nflebted from a mass of glittering gold on
the uniforms of their staff, as it trooped on
behind, followed by the regulars, who in
passing reversed arms, while bands played
mournful dirges along the line of the av
How the police made wsy for the car,
riders, military and marching thousands in
citizen's dress seemed it comprehensible,
but they did. The presence of Captain
Williams, swingirg his club at points
where the crowd was greatest, acted like a
charm on the multitude. The utmost good
nature prevailed. Everybody made room
f.,r everybody else to the extent c f his abil
ity, and no hanh words were heard. At
times the crowd remained an inert mass
from sheer inability to move. Policemen
were walled in, and finding tbeir occupa
tion gone, stood still with the rest of the
immense throe g.
Following behind the crippled veterans'
carriage there trod a seemingly endless
army, with banners without show of gold or
glitter, but with aimless sleeves, limping
gait and ecarrtd faces that stirred men's
minds as they passed with deep and strong
emotion. These were the dead hero's
comrades, who had shared his dangers on
the field of battle; had marched behind
his victorious banners,and now follow him
to the last resting place.. So they tread
Tkaw na rA man mwl a 4lv 1V
they walked bravely and kept up with the I
strongest. Dome carried canes; more I
walked without support of any kind. All
SUSTGKEiIE COZFTT 5 CZEISTTS
had their badges veiled with crape, and
wore bows of crape on their left arm.
j Their tattered banners were veiled in black,
and manv posts carried as distinct badges,
sprigs of myrtle or evergreen on their
breaBts. The procession seemed unending,
Btretching southward as for as the eye
could reach; while the streets all the way
to the tomb were packed with peojl?.
As the right of the column approached
the tomb dull reverberations of guns from
men-ot war could be heard, and the troops
broke columns from left, marching to right
on the east side ot the road. Alter form
ing in line, arms were presented, and the
catafalque slowly passed.
At 4:20 o'clock the tomb in Riverside
park was reached, and after the family and
those occupying carriages in the front end
of the line had alighted, the services at the
The casket was deposited therein. Meade
Post, No. 1, of Philadelphia, represented ty
fifteen veterans circled the casket. The
commander took a place at the head with offi
cers and post commanders at the foot. The
chaplain stood at the foot, and the colors
were placed fiont.
The ritual service was then performed by
Post Commander Alexander Reed: "As
sembled to pay the last sad tribute to our
late commander and illustrious comrade,
Ulysses S. Grant, let us unite in prayer.
The chaplain will invoke divine blessing."
Post Chaplain Dr. C. C. Wright: "God of
battles; Father of all: Amidst this mourn
ful assemblage we seek Thee, with whom
there is no death. Open every eye to be
hold Him who changed the night of death
into morning. In the depths of our hearts,
we would hear the celestial word, 'I am
the resurrection and the life; he that be
lievethinMe; though he were dead, yet shall
he live.' As comradejafter comrad e departs,
and we march on with ranks .broken, help
us to be faithful unto the end", unto each
other. We beseech Thee, look in mercy on
the widows and children of deceased com
rades, and with Thine own tenderness con
sole and comfort those bereaved by this
event which calls us here. Give them the
oil of joy for mourning; the garment of
praise for the Bpirit of the heavenB.
Heavenly Father, bless and save our
country with the freedom and peaoe of
righteousness, and through Thy great
mercy, a Savior's grace and Thy holy spirits,
favor may we all meet at last in joy before
Thy throne in heaven; and to Thy great
name shall be praise forever and forever.
A dirge was played, after which post
corxmander Alexander Reed said:
"Onebyoneaathe vearsrollon we are
called together to fulfill the last sad rites
of respect to our comrades of the war.
The present, full of the cares and p!easures
of civil life, fades away, and we look back
to the time when shoulder to shoulder on
many battle fields, or around the guns a
our men-of-war, we fought for our dear old
We may indulge in the hope that the
spirit with which, on land and sea, hard
ship, privation and danger were encoun
tered by our dead heroes, may never be
blotted out from history or memory for the
generations to come a spirit uncomplain
ing, obedient to the behest of duty where
by to-day our national honor is secure, and
our loved ones rest in peace under the pro
tection of the dear old lg.
May the illustrious life of him whom we
lay in the tomb to-day, prove a glorious
incentive to the youth who in eges to
come may be called upon to uphold the
destiny of our country as the years roll on,
and we, too, have fought our last battle
and be laid at rest, our souls following the
long column to the realms above as grim,
death mark its victims.
Let us so live that when that time shall
come those we leave behind may say above
our graves: "Here lies the body of a truer
hearted, brave and earnest defender of the
republic." Senior Vice Commander Lewis W.Moorp,
laying a wreath of evergreen upon the cof
fin, said: "In behalf of the post I give
this tribute, a symbol of undying love forr
the commander of the war."
Vice Cimmander John A. Weideraheinr,
laying a bunch cf flowers upon the coffin,
said: "This symbol cf purity we offer at
thin Rpxvnlfthrn. Mav fninra crAnarntin-nn
emulate the unselfish devotion cf even the
lowest r f our heroes."
Post Commander A. J. Sellers, laying a
kurel wreath upon the coffin, said: "The
last token of affection from comrades in the
army, we crown these remains with a sym
bol of victory."
Rev. J. W. Say era, chaplain-in- chief of
the department of Pennsylvania G. A. R.
delivered an address, after which Rev. H.
Clay Trumbull offered prayer.
The bugle call "Rest" was then sounded.
Dr. Newman and Bishop Harris then read
the ri ual service for burial of the M. E
When the religions service had ended the
trumpeter of company A, Fifth artillery.
stepped up to the closed casket and sounded
Little Julia then laid on the coffin a
wreath "to grandpa." The guard of honor
bore the remains within the tomb, and at
5.-03 o'clock placed them within the steel
The sealing of both the leaden lining and
the steel case then being performed as' indi
cated above, the family entered the tomb,
remaining only a few minutes.
Then they sought their carriages, and
when entering, the Seventh and Twenty
second regiments, inclined on the bluffs.
fired three volleys toward the river, after
which a battery of the Twenty-fifth artil
lery fired three salvos from the knoll to
ward the hotel.
The family carriages drove away, but were
not out of sight when persons attempted to
deface tbe tomb by writing names upon it.
A guard of regulars was mounted at once,
the military marched and the dignitaries
rode away, and the long chapter was ended.
Ft. Scott Herald: Major Shockley has
a cup out of which Gen. Grant drank
when on a trip' to the south since th
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