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THE .NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHDJGTOE IV 0 THURSDAY, JULY 1,-1896.
The Grand Secession Powwow at
Itickmond Laying the Corner
stone of the Monument lo Jeff Da
visGen. Gordon Kisses Mrs. Da
vijs Corporal Tanner Makes a
Tho sixth annus! Rounion of tlio United
Confederate Veterans ciuno off on schedulo
time tit Ittchmond, .Tune 29 and 30 and July 3,
and for throe flays tho city was a blaze of icbol
bunting and State flags; the strcots were filled
with jtoilo rnm nil parts of tho South; long
professions of survivor of robol orpnnizttions,
bearing their old baUloflHgs and the "furled
battnoi," anil headed by bands playing "Mary
land, My Maryland," "Dixie." "The Bonnie
Blue FJ." and othor robol airs, marched and
were applauded to tho echo; and there was
flamboyant, llorid robel rhetoric giiBhiuj: every
where. The Richmond papers published big
editions, filled with representations of tho
"FUr That Wont Down," allegorical icprc
BC1HMU01I6 of the South, portraits of living and
dead robol e, etc., etc. One icport of tho pro
ceedings on July 1 says:
The most interesting features of today's scs
Bion of tho United Confederate Convention were
tho ovations given Mrs. JeflVrson Davis and
leiflu Federal veteran Corp'l Tanner. The
widow of the President of the Confederacy, ac
companied by her daughter, Mrs. Hays, and the
12-year old son of the latter, were introduced
to the body about o'clock this afternoon.
The immense Auditorium Building was
filled with veterans aud ladies. .Mrs. Davis's
nrcsentaiion camo immediately aftor an im-
passioncd eieech from Corp'l Tanner. This
old Union soldior was given such a rousing
welcome by the veterans as must have made
him feel proud.
Ae booh as Mrs. Davis roached the platform
the crowd began to choor. JIuu and women
etood upon prate, and gave every indication of
a hearty and joyous welcome. Supported upon
the aim of Gen. Gordon, tho President of tho
Convention, Mrs. Davis stood facing the great
throne, into whose eager faces she looked.
Gen. Gordon suid:
"Comrades, 1 introduce to you the widow of
the President of the Confederacy, the woman
who was the companion ol his life, who was
with him in exile and in his inciirceintion.
Upon her brow 1 imprint a lovoieutial kiss for
every comrade here."
KN. GOIUHIK K1S6RS Mil?. DAVIE.
Suiting the notion to tho word, the President
etoopod and pressed his lips upon tho foichcad
of Mrs. Davis. Mrp. Days, a daughter of the
lattw lady, who hears a strong tosoinblance of
her late father, was thou presented to the Con
vention by Gen. Gordon. This lady was re
ceived with the wildest demonstrations of
pleasure. Litllo Joll Davis Hays, who stood
near by, was picked up by the head of the
veteran organization aud held up in his arms
so that all of the immense audience might soo
Some enthusiastic veteran sprang to his feet
nnd prupofaed that tho giaudson of tho Presi
dent of tho Confederacy should ho mado an
honorary member of tho United Confederate
Veterans. This suggestion was adopted with
a wild raeh. Gen. Cabell, of Texas, said tho
little follow was already a member of his Camp,
and that Mrs. Hays was an Aid on his staff,
with the rank of Colonel. Not to be outdone,
Gen. Gordon ntinonnccd that Jeff D.ivis Hays
Would be made a member pf his stall". At this
point the Convention took a recess, and Mrs.
Davis and hor daughter shook hands with
many of the veterans in the hall.
OOW'i. TANNBU'6 BPKKCII.
Corp'l Tan nor, who preceded Mrs. Davis in
Li6 prefccut;ttion to the Convention, made nu
itnpaeeioiiud nddrese, which elicited hearty ap
plause. In introducing this Federal veteran
Gen. Gordon said to the Convention:
"You shot hit. legi. oil with buliets and now
I guarantee you have put a hall through his
heart with thib demonstration."
In the course of Tanner's speech that which
called forth the loudest applause was the
declaration that if the old soldiers of each side
had taken matters in hand immediately alter
Appomattox the country would have escaped
the horrors of reconstruction days.
In closing hie remarks the ex-Commissioner
of Pensions fired a parting shot at President
CievoUud. Turning to Gen. Gordon, the leg
lets old warrior said: "I could almost wish
that John li. Gordon was in the White House.
If he were I know he would soon kick nut the
laat aeHiblfttice of monarchical Government."
The Corporal expressed a hope to see the Cubans
gain their independence. Tanner was giren a
hip ovation, at generous as that accorded any
body ehse, with the exception of Mrs. Davis.
LAYING TIIE OOItNUK feTONE.
The roport of the proceedings says: Two
kundrofi chihirou. boysaud girls, wearing whito
and rod bashes, followed the police, who cleat od
the wayuid led tho procession. Tho chief
marshal, Gen. Gordon, in civilian dress, looked
a royal commander, as did Gov. O'Fcrrall, who
rode with bared head. Mrs. Jefferson Davis
was in an open carriage, and bowed and smiled
as the chaors greoted her on every side. Tho
Bpon-ore and maids of honor, chosen for their
beauty fiom all the Southern States, rode in
carriages following that of Mrs. Davis. Tho
military, under command of Brig. Gen. Phil
lips, represented life pick of .Southern soldiers.
It was estimated that 35.000 men and chil
dren started in the parade, but a largo number
were affected by the hont, and withdrew beforo
they had marched many blocks.
Tho Mafeons, escorted by the Knights Temp
lar, marched to the park, where the corner
stone was laid with Masonic ceremonies.
Prayer was ofibrod by J!ov. Dr. Geo. 11. llav.
At the close of the Mabonic exercises Mr. W.
L. Thompson touched an electric button, which
was the signal for the howitzers out on the
Leo mouumout grounds to fire a salute of 13
J. Taylor EHyson, President of tho Davis
Monument Association, camo forward and
oaUod on IMniiop Johnson C. Grauberry to offer
prayer. Gen. Stephen D. Leo was introduced
wr the orator of the occasion, and mado an
iMdretes, in which he spoke in part as follows:
bTSl'UEK I. LUIl's ADDHES6.
"Wo arc hero to-day to honor tho memory of
Jefferson Davis; to lay tho corner stone of a
monwmeut to ono who noods no monument in
our generation beyond that in the hearts of his
couutrymon. But we think it duo to onset one
that posterity may know tho reverence folt for
tho groat Jwidor of a cause that failed. It is
fitting that lie should rest in here Virginia that
greatofct of all States, tho battlc-scarrod pro
ducer of warriors and statesmen; Jilting that
he should rest here among hor immot talis. But
for hor cenoroeity in ceding hor va8t territory
to tho Union, Kentucky would have still boon
hers, and ho would have been born her son.
Many Presidents, statesmen, soldiers, lie in
Virginia soil from Washington to the present
time nono greater than Davie, but more
"Fame has no trumpet for failure. Tho
world hoars not tho voico of tho vanquished.
Yot history might teach us strango things of
men who fail nnd causos that are lost. Genius
did not koop Hannibal or Kapoleon from de
feat; horoism wont with Joan of Arc to tho
Btako ard Km root to tho ecafluld. The elo
quonce of Dumosthenos did not save Greoce. or
Cato's virtue. Home. Tho courage of Kosciusko
availed naught for Poland, and Hungary went
down for all the patriotism of Kossuth. Some
times dofcat gives a tragic pathos which lifts
tho commonplace into tho immortal, aud ten
derly prosorvos tho memory of the vanquished
long aftor the victor has beou forgotten."
Bo followed with a review of Davis's careor
and the issues which brought about secession,
and continued :
"I cannot hold him wise who would will
ingly wound tho patriotism of any citizen of
tho Republic. To brand such men as Albert
Sidney Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, Robert
E. Loe, or Jefferson Davis as traitors is not to
stain the whiteness of their lives, but rather
to spoil tho wold for any uso.ul purpose to
Xnnkc of traitors a titlo which Hampden or
Wuahini;tou might havo homo as well had the
(fortunes of war cone a&aiufct them.
"In calmer years, when the last ember of
sectional feeling has burned out, and tho last
cord of lovo has gently bound tho hearts of all
Americans togethor, fathers will bring their
little childron to this spot and tell them the
Btory of a pure, great man, who suffered for his
people and for the right as they understood it,
and now for this they loved him as they loved
no other. Long as yonder noble river shall
roll its tido to tho sea it shall behold no mau
more kingly. 'Ho was n very perfect, gentle
knight.' May tho story of his life bo sweet in
days to come, and, at last, all men come to un
derstand Jofforson Davis."
A SILVER CONVENTION.
But tho Choice for President is Barely Forc
shudowcd. Tho National Democratic Convention is now
in session at Chicago. Tho latest reports aro
that Bland is still against tho field. Ho has
been gaining votes steadily, but the silver men
cannot nominate their candidate without tho
absolutely unanimous support of every silver
man in the Convention. This makes the situ
ation interesting. Combinations aro being
workod in all directions, and Blaud is to bo
knifed, if possible The bitterness betwoen
.Bland and Boies continues to bo apparently
If personal sentiment could be subordinated
to tho nomination of any silver man, and tho
delegates agree to support tho man who com
manded tho greatest strength in the caucus,
tho outlook would ho clear as crystal. Bland
would he the nominee, and ho has still the best
of the game. Under the circumstances, how
ever, thero will ho no attempt to reach an
agreement outside of tho Convention until the
developments of tho balloting prove that such
a step is necessary.
The opponents of Bland tried on Monday to
bring Stevenson forward. He was appealed to
in the obscurity of his Illinois homo to say
when and how ho had first ranged himself on
tho silver side, and responded that it was as
long ago as 1873, when ho had run for Con
gress on the silver issue, and had been elected.
Hill's name is being quietly whispered among
the delegates, and his Ehnira speech is being
circulated to show that ho was once on tho
stiver side, and might bo trusted to get there
ngain if his party called him to load them to
victory. lu tho midst of theso developments
Hill keeps craftily silent. His chnnccs for any
thing like a fair proportion of silver support
might seem to have gone glimmering when ho
allowed himself to bo chosen, as ho did on Mon
day, as temporary chairman by tho gold men
of tho National Committee, when bo knows
that this action marks him for slaughter.
Sonator Smith, of New Jersey, said the othor
night that ho believed the Gold men would
.remain silent during tho ballot for President,
tho sentimout for this solution of the problem
being very general. " By refusing to vote,"
said he, " we will not be bolters. Wo will still
be Democrats, and wo will bo free to go homo
and letour pcoplo follow their personal prefer
ences at the polls next November. If we vote
for any candidate wo will be participants in
the Convention, and will bo bound to support
While many believe in tho nomination of
Bland or Boies, gossip and speculation cast
about for dark horses. William J. Bryan, the
hoyoratoro: tho Platte; Vico President Steven
son, John R. McLean, tho Ohio journalist; tho
Bluo Gra"-s orator. Senator Joseph C. S. Black
burn, of Kentucky, aud Senator White, of Cali
fornia; cx-Gov. James E. Campbell, of Ohio,
are heard from. The Pennoyer boom fiom
Oregon was formally lauched Monday, and
Congressman Joe Sibley, of Pennsylvania, an
nounced his candidacy. At work in tho back
ground is tho Senatorial movement for Teller,
with tho free silver Republicans and their
allies, the Populist leaders, straining overy
uervo to impress on the Convention the advisa
bility of nominating tho Colorado man.
Only one thing looms up like a search-light
in the fog that hangs over the situation and
obscures tho vision of tho wisest and most far
seeiii" of the leaders. That is, tho Convention
will bo for silver at 1G to 1.
Two hundred and sixty-five of tho 2S1 Re
publican newspapers in Kansas have declared
for the National platform aud indorsed the
gold standard plank. Twelve express dissatis
faction with the platform, hut say they will
support the ticket. Only two have bolted and
doclared for tho free coinage of silver.
Vice-President Stevenson broke his long
silence, July 5, in a letter, in which he pointed
out that he had always been for free silver,
and had been conspicuous iu its advocacy as
early as 1S7S.
Johann Most, the Chief Priest of tho Anar
chists of America, is enthusiastically for Alt
geld, whom he claims is the greatest man in
America, aud would be President but that he
was born on fotcign soil, a restriction in tho
Constitution which Most laments.
Garret Hobart doniesan interview attributed
to him in. which ho was reported to bo dis
turbed by tho growing strength of Free Silver.
Rev. James B. Dunn, formerly Stato Presi
dent of tho Massachusetts A. P. A., says that
the Order will oppose McKiulcy.
A new Republican Committee has been
formed in Louisiana, composed mainly of
white sugar-planters. Tho old-time Repub
licans, including tho negroes, are largely ig
nored. They propose to unite with the Popu
lists on the issue of honest elections, and will
run a joint electoral ticket. They claim that
they can sweep New Orleans by 15,000 major
ity and Louisiana by 40,000.
Ex-Postmaster Van Cott, of New York City,
and Congressman Frank S. Black, of Troy, aro
among the leading candidates for tho Repub
lican nomination for Governor of New York.
What can tho matter be? Jerry Simpson
doesn't bob up anywhere in the wild turmoil.
Tho Indiana Republican Committee will
make a vicorous campaign against Free Silver,
and probably ox-Piesidcnt Harrison will fire
tho first gun early iu September, upon his
return from the Kaatskills.
Tho Minnesota Republicans indorsed tho
St. Louis platform nnd candidates, uud re
nominated Gov. David M. dough, tho latter
by a vote of 674 to 174 for tho next highest
The Arkansas Republicans indorsed the St.
Louis platform and candidates, aud nominated
H. L. Rem m el for Governor by acclamation.
The Nebraska Republicans hold nn enthusi
astic Convention at Lincoln, July 1, when they
declared emphatically for Protection, Reci
procity, Sound Money, and McKinley and
Hobart, aud nominated a Stato ticket, with
J. A. Piper at the head for Secretary of Stato.
The Executive Committee, who havo the act
iveaud immediate charge of theMcKinley cam
paign, as settled upon, aie as follows: Mark A.
Hauua, Ohio, Chairman; M. 8. Quay, Pennsyl
vania; Cyrus Lcland, Kansas; Joseph H. Man
ley, Maine; John D. Long, Florida; Harry C.
Payne, Wisconsin; Charles D. Dawes, Illinois;
W.'T. Durbin, Indiana; AVarner Miller, New
York; W. M. Osborne, Massachusetts, Secre
tary. The Narrow Gage aud Broad Gago wings of
the Prohibition party in Michigan havo split
aud nominated separate tickets. The Broad
Gage faction seems to he more numerous.
Ex-Speaker Crisp did not attend tho Chicago
The Directors of tho Mercantile National
Bank of New York, of which William P. St.
John is President, btrongly disapproved of his
free silvor sentiments as injurious to tho ci edit
aud business standing of their institution, aud
tho friction, which has been increasing for
years, culminated upon his making a i-eusa-tional
speech at the Senator Tillman meeting,
whou he accopted the position of one of the
delegates to Chicago. His resignation was
called for and uuanimously accepted. Ilia sal
ary was 18,000 a year.
Senator Morgan was very anxious to attend
tho Chicago Convention, so as to secure the in
sertion of a vigorous plauk in relation to Cuban
independence But ho was taken ill on tho
train aud compelled to stop over.
Richard Croker is coming homo to mauago
Tain many during the campaign. Tho outlook
at Chicago is very discouraging to tho New
York Domocracy, and though Tammany has
only a few minor offices to fill this Fall, it is
folt that extra efforts must bo made to keep up
Gov. Morton says decisively that ho will not
bo a candidate for re-election. Whcu ho was
boomed for President ho made a distinct agree
ment that ho would keep out of tho way of
other candidates for Governor,
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
Gifted Authoress of "Undo Tom's Cabin"
Mrs. Harriet Beccher Stowc, tho world-famed
authoress, died at her homo in Hartford, Conn.,
July 1. By her bedside at tho timo of her
death were her son, Rev. Charles Edward
Stowe, of Simsbury; her two daughters, Eliza
and Harriet; her sister, Mrs. Isabella Beccher
Hooker, and other relatives.
Mrs. Stowo was in her 86th year. Sho had
celebrated the latest anniversary of her birth
only on Juno 14 last. Born ovor two years
before her noted brother, Henry Ward Beccher,
she survived him by more than nine years.
Both wero born in the same village Litchfield,
Conn. Mrs. Stowc was 40 years old when eho
gave to the American pcoplo hor great crusado
novel against slavery "Undo Tom's Cabin."
Her first actual contact with tho cursed in
stitution occurred, howovor, when she was at
tho ago of 22. Sho then crossed tho Ohio Rivor
from Cincinnati into Kentucky and visited tho
slave cstato which was afterward to figure in
her story as Col. Shelby's. Again, in 133!), her
brother, Henry Ward Beccher, and her hus
band, Prof. Calvin E. Stowe, mado good tho
escape of her colored slave girl from her old
master, who was determined that tho Ohio laxv
should not rob him of his human chattels.
Tho two men rodearnied ton friendly Quakor's.
This episode later gave Mrs. Stowc hor scene
of Eliza Harris's escape from Soker and Marks.
Novertholoss, it was not until IS years after
her original Kentucky trip that Mis. Stowo
conceived tho inspiration of "Undo Tom's
Cabin." This was in 1851. Tho "Compromise
of 1S50," with its hateful "Fugitivo Slavo
Law," had been passed.
Tho first chapter of "Undo Tom's Cabin"
was printed iu the National Era (a weekly anti
slavery paper at Washington, D. C, edited by
Dr. Gamaliel Bailey, assisted by John G.Whit
tier) iu its issue of Juno 5, 1851. Tho serial
was completed in that of April 1, 1852. On
Juno 20 succeeding tho first edition of 5,000
copies was published. Within a yoar over
300,000 copies had been sold iu tho United
States. The first Loudon edition of 7.000 copies
was printed simultaneously. As oarly as
August, 1852, the story had even been drama
tized without Mrs. Stowo's authorization
and was soon on tho Loudon stago as well. In
1855 Mrs. Stowo herself dramatized it as "Tho
Christian Slave." She alto published her " Key
to Uncle Tom's Cabin." Tho story has been
translated into Armenian, Bohemian, Danish,
Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French. German,
Hungarian, Illyrian, Italian, Polish. Portu
guese, Romaic, Ruian, Servian, Spanish, Wal
lachian, and Welsh. Strangely enough, tho
story docs not seem to have been very widely
read iu its serial form iu the National Era,
Several ex-slaves have during recent yoars
claimed to havo been the original of Uncle Tom.
Only about a year ago such a brazen impostor
was discovered and exposed. Mrs. Stowe has
deliberately asserted that there wore no actual
originals of her characters. Nevertheless her
character of Uncle Tom was based iu part upon
Josiah Hctisou, a pure-blooded necro, born and
bred a slavo in Port Tobacco, Charles Co., Md.
Soon after writing " Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Mrs. Stowo visited England. A result of this
journey was a collection of letters entitled
" Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands." In 1850"
she published " Dred, A Taloof the Great Dis
mal Swamp." Sho visited Europe again in
1SGG. Many critics think that Mrs. Stowo'a
ablest work, from a literary point of view, is
the story called "Minister's Wooing," which
was first published in tho Atlantic Monthly.
James Russell Lowell compared it with tho
''Vicar of Wakefield." Persoual commenda
tion was also received by Mrs. Stowo from Mr.
Gladstone, Charles Kingsloy, and Bishop
Whatoly. Many other hooks wero written by
The funeral services over tho body of Mrs.
Harriet Beccher Stowe wero held Friday after
noon in tho Seminary Chapel. Prof. Smith, a
lifelong fiieud of the dead authoress, ollici
ated. The body was subsequently con vcyed to
the private hurying-ground connected with tho
Phillips Academy and the Andovor Seminary,
iu which tho bodies of Prof. Stowc aud a son
Tho Fourth In Other T.iimlft.
The Fourth was observed in a patriotic man
ner by American citizens in- Loudon, Berlin,
and Paris. Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard
gave a reception in honor of the day, and many
prominent pcoplo were present, among them
Mrs. John A. Logan.
Tho American Society gavo a banquet at
the Criterion Theater in the evening. Ambas
sador Bayard proposed a toast to "The day
wo celebrate." Hon. H. James Bryce, M. P.,
Ambassador Uhl and Consul-General Do Kay
gavo receptions at Berlin on the Fourth. Be
bides there was a festival at the Zoological
Gardcus, at which over 50 Americans wero
In tho absence of Ambassador Eustis, a ro
ccption was held by Consui-Genoral Morac, at
Paris. A banquet was held at tho American
Chamber of Commerce in the evening. Nearly
GOO Americans were present.
An important mes
sage often comes by
telegraph, but the
most important mes
sage that ever was
delivered to mankind has
been given to them through
the newspapers. It is given
again in this article.
It is the information that
98 per cent, of all cases of con
sumption can be completely
and permanently cured.
There is no doubt about it
The statement is not made
recklessly, but after the ex-
Serierce of thousands has made it an in
ispulablc fact. Consumption is not a dis
ease of the lungs. It is a disease of the
blood, which in weak lunged people .man
ifests itself by the formation of tubercles
in the lungs and the wasting away of lung'
tissue. The cure for consumption is simple.
It consists iu the administration of a medi
cine that will assist the lungs in throwing
off tuberculous matter, and that will cleanse
the system so that this refuse matter will be
replaced by strong, healthy tissues. That
Bounds like a very simple operation, and
yet consumption baffled the combined med
ical skill of the whole world for hundreds
of years. Consumption was considered in
curable until the advent of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. This great
remedy is the most wonderful blood purifier
and strengthcucr that the world has ever
known. It is the result of years of study
and experiment by a scientific physician
nnd has been tested in every way by him
for over 30 years. It has an unbroken
record of success. It cures a great variety
of diseases, because almost all diseases
have tin. ir origin and support in impurity
and weakness of the blood. As long as a
man's blood is rich and pure, he is iu no
danger from diseases. The blood is the
medium through which food is carried from
the dijecstive system to all of the tissues of
the body. If ft carries impure things, or
an insufficient quantity of good things,
trouble will ensue. There is nothing about
that so very hard to understand. It is per
fectly plain and natural and rational. The
"Golden Medical Discovery" puts the di
gestive system in perfect order, purifies
and enriches the blood and so puts the
whole body into perfect tune.
This talk Is continued in Dr. Pierce's Common
Sense Medical Adviser. This 100S page hook
sent free on receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to
cover cost of mailing only. World's Disi'i
fcutv Meoicju, Association, Buffalo, N, Y,
Gen. Maximo Gomcz,'it is roported, will re
organize tho insurgents in tho Proviuco of
Gen. Bradley T. Johnson has been sending out
some reports from Cuba to a New York news
paper which Gen. Woyler docs not fancy, and
notice has been served that if ho does not de
list ho will be banished1 from the island.
Commissioners John E. Kelley aud M. Smith
went from Now York City last wcok to take
testimony in tho case of Sarah Ann Angell,
who issuing for dower right in tho Gould es
tate, claiming to havo married Jay Gould
whcu he wnsn young survoy or. Rov. Lcighton,
tho minister alleged to havo performed tho
ceremony, and his daughter havo both mado
Destitution is reported at Cook's Iiilot by a
returned miner. There aro over 1,700 people
at Six Mile Creek, and about tho same number
at Insurrection Creek. A little overa fourth
aro woiking, making from S2 to $15 a day.
The others aro almost starving, and mo3t of
tho prospectors would like to get away.
Tho United States Court of Appeals has de
cided that the United States has no right to
make any special laws governing its citizens in
hunting soals that do not permit them equal
privileges with citizonsof foreign countries.
Tho quarterly roport of new industries
erected and in the immediate prospect of erec
tion iu tho Southern States during tho thrco
months ended July 1, 1S0G, as compiled by
tho Tradesman, shows a total of ,'IGO. Tho
most noticeable fcatnro is tho fact that the
erection of cotton and woolen mills in the
South continues with unabated zeal. Forty
five new cotton and woolen mills were roported
during tho last thrco months. South Carolina
led with 20, Georgia having 11, North Caro
lina eight. Alabama four, Toxaa four, and Ten
Dr. Isaac N. Hall, Professor of Archroology
in tho Metropolitan Musotim of Art in New
York City, died last week at Mount Vernon,
aged 59 years. Ho was also a lecturer of Greek
at tho Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hall
was an authority 011 liieroglyplucs and Greek
and Phoenician inscriptions. In 1S7G he dis
covered, iu Boirut, a Syriac manuscript of tho
Gospol, Acts, aud most of the Epistles.
Tho exportation of bananas from tho ports of
Gjbara, Nucvitas, and OI.eycs has been prohib
ited by Gen. Weyler, on the ground that tho
vessels engaged in tho trade supply arms to tho
irisurgents. Protest on behalf of the United
States has been made by Cousul-General Leo.
A revolution is reported to havo broken out
in Sucre, an important city of Bolivia. Sucro
is in tho Departmotit of Cliuquisaca, and has a
population of ovor 30,000. while tho Depart
ment lias over 10 times that number.
John II. Hart, Capt. John O'Brien, and Mato
Edward Murphy wero placed on trial at New
York City last week charged with violation of
the neutrality laws in connection with tho Ber
muda expedition. A sealed statement of disa
greement was londored by tho jury, and tho
alleged filibustercrs wero rcmauded to tho Mar
The now Chilean bondn, amounting to $1,009,
000. havo been given to the Rothchildsou a bid
of 05. Tho interest la five per cent.
Capt Edward G. Riloy. charged with con
ducting an armed expedition to Cuba, at Jack
sonville, Flu., last week, was dismissed for want
of sufficient cvidouse. Two sailors, tho only
witnesses, snore tliat'Capt Riloy did not lake
command of tho Bermuda until it had pus-sud
tho thiecmile limit- They could not swear
they landod in Cuba.
Col. Gigucrora, a Spanish officer, has, accord
ing to his own account, with his command of
120 cavalry, defeated ovorl.000 insurgents near
Santa Barbara. Tho insurgents charged tho
cavalry and were driven hack with great I033.
Thou the Spanish charged, killing 21 Cubans
and cHpturiug ono officer. Tho cavalry after
ward divided into two bodies and again
charged, killing six insurgents, among thorn
Col. Carlos' Aguirro. During the wbolo affair
the Spanish had only 12 men slightly wounded.
The guerrilla forces,- numbering about 00
men, iu tho Mauzauillo District, commanded
by Capt Ryan, recently attacked an insurgent
camp. Reinforcements numbering nearly 1,000
men, under Brigadior Salvador R103, arrived
and surrounded the Spanish. Thu Captain
aud .'10 of his men escaped, while the othcr3
wero either killed or taken prisoners.
James P. Gentry, murderer of Madgo Yorke,
was sentenced to death by hanging, at Phila
delphia last Friday, by Judge Ycrkcs. Tho
prisoner's counsel asked for commutation to
imprisonment for life.
Henry M. Stanley, tho explorer, is reported
dangerously ill at London.
Tho Spanish troops, under command of Col.
Bruallo, last week engaged the bands of Gar
cia, Sanguilly, Datitiu, Ynglesito, and Alvercz
in tho Proviuco of Matanzas. Tho insurgents
retreated, carrying tho wounded with them,
and leaving 23 killed on the field. Four Span
ish snldiiTi wore killed and two oilicers and 4G
Reports from Cuba stato that Gon. Weyler
has defeated Gen. Maceo's attempt to captUro
tho city of Pinar del Rio.
Thero aro actually G,810 men sick in tho
Spanish military hospitals iu Cuba. Of this
number 981 aro suffering from yellow fever.
Surg.-Gcn. Losado thinks that the number of
soldiers who will suf for from sickness during
tho Summer will not exceed 13,000. Tho mor
tality is 1.80 per cent, and there has been a
general decreaso of .10 per cent, iu the number
of cases of yellow fovcr.
Tho date for tho execution of Alouzo Wal
ling, convicted of tho murder of Pearl Bryan,
at Newport, Ky., has been sot at Aug. 7.
La Liiclia, a Havana newspaper, publishes an
insulting letter to Gon. Bradley T. Johnson,
signed, "An ox-Captain iu the Spanish Army."
Tho letter contains a challenge to a duel.
Gon. Linares reports that with 1.500 men ho
attackod tho insurgents in tho Galo hills, iu
tho Province of Santiago do Cuba. After a
fight of six hours tho Cubans retreated, leaving
59 killed. The Spanish lost two men killed
aud a numbor wounded.
Gov. Hastings has appointed a commission of
thieo to investigate the Twin Shaft disaster at
Pittston. Although a largo forco has been
working ever sinco tho cave-in, tho bodios of
tho entombed miners havo not yet been re
covered. In tho London Times Col. Francis Rhodes,
whose death sentence was commuted by Presi
dent Kiuger aftor he had been convicted of
high treason, makes a statement to tho effect
that all tho notes published by the Transvaal
Government, and purporting to bo telegrams
from Francis Rhodes to Cecil Rhodes and tho
Chartorcd South Africa Company iu the con
spiracy aro forgeries.
Earthqutkes of great violence are reported
from tho Island of Cypress.
The London Standard 6ays that tho Cretans
havo elected a Provisional Government, and
will throw off the Turkish yoke. Tho islaud
will proclaim a union with Greeco.
IMeilical Director at Hampton.
At a meeting of the Board of Managorsof tho
National Soldiers' Home, held at tho Murray
Hill Hotel, New York City, Juno 2G, Gen. Wm.
J. Sewell, of Nw Jersey, Chairman, tho vacancy
of Medical Director of tho Soldiers' Homo at
Hampton. Va., was filled by the unanimous ap
pointment of Col. Edward L. Welling, of Pen
nington, N. J.
Col. Welling was Surgeon of the 11th N. J.,
and has beou the Secretary of tho Third Corp3
Union evor since itsorgituizitiou in the field.
His application was iadon-ed by Gen. Sickles,
Gon. Treinainc, Gen. Unfiling. Col. Mooic, Maj.
Plimlo3, Maj. Calef, Maj.Shrovo, Capt Gragg,
Col. Mathews, and mauy other veteran and
civiliau friends of the gallant Colonel.
Kuv. Kdward MoGiirk.
Rov. Edward McGurk, ox-President of tho
Holy Cross College, of Worcester, Mass., died at
Priest's Retreat, Fair Haven, Friday. Rev.
McGurk was born at Philadelphia, Pa., Oct.
G, 1811. In 1857 ho entered the Society of
Jesuits. During tho war ho was at Frederick,
Md., and when tho Jesuit College at that place
was converted into a hospital for Union soldiers,
ho becamo 0110 of tho nurses. He was Presi
dent of Loyola College, Baltimore, Md., for
nine years, and of the Gonzaga College, Wash
ington, D. C, for four years. Ho afterwards
tlUilb fcl' 1JU3LU11 al4V4 UUIU tllUlU III UUlViUOhUl I
to bccouio President of tho Holy Cro:s College I
I lfTEAK OF TWO WHtS.
From the Herald, Woodstock, Va.
Thero is an old soldier in Woodstock, Va.,
who served in tho war with Mexico and iu
the War of the .Rebellion Mr. Levi Mclu
tnrft. Ho passed through both tlie.-e wars
without a serious wound. The hntdships,
however, told seriously on him, for when
the grip attacked him four years ago it
nearly killed him. Who can look on the in
firmities of i veteran without a feeling of
the deepest sympathy? His townspeople
saw him confined to his house so prostrated
with great nervousness that he could not
hold a knife and fork at tho table, scarcely
able to wnlk, too, and as he attempted it ho
often stumbled and fell. Tuoy saw him
A CAVALRY CHARGE,
treated by the best talent to be had, but still
he suffered on for four years, and gave up
finally in despair. One day, however, he was
struck by the account of a cure which had
been effected by the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink I'll Is. He immediately ordered a box
and commenced taking them. He says he
was greatly relieved within three days' time.
The blood found its way to his fingers ; aud
his hands, which had been palsied, assumed
n natural color, and he was soon enabled to
use his knife and fork at the table. He has
recovered his strength to such an extent
that lie is ablo to chop wood, shock corn,
and do his regular work about his home.
He now snya he can not only walk to Wood
stock, but can walk across the mountains.
He is able to lift up a fifty-two pound weight
with one hand, and says lie does not know
what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done for
others, but knows that they have dono a
great work for him.
He was iu town last Monday, court day,
and was loud in his praises of the medieine
that has given him eo great relief. He
pnrehaHed another box and took it home
witli him. Mr. McTnturff is willing to make
affidavit to these facts.
An attractive booh of tJtirly-lico pages, en
titled " To the Veteran,11 containing inlcr
vicK3 icih prominent ex-soldiers, and bcauli
fully illustrated, rritl be sent to any address
by the Dr. Williams' Jhdicinc Co., Schenec
tady, N. Y., on receipt of a two-cent stamj)
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new life and richness to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are an un
failing specific for such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St Vitus' dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
he:idache, the after effect of la grippe, palpi
tation of the heart, pale and sallow com
plexions, all forms of weakness either in
male or female, and all diseases resulting
from vitiated humors in the blood. Pink
Pi III are sold by all dealers, or will he sent
post paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box,
or six boxes lor $2 50 (they are never sold
in bulk or by the 100;, by addressing Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Schenectady, JST. Y.
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THE EMERGENCY RATION.
Nutrition It Should Contain Length of Timo
Thut it Can bo Advantageously Used.
Secretary Lamont has received tho report of
thu Board of Officers appointed in March last
" to consider and recommend a proper ration
for troops operating in emergencies," and also
to report "upon the minimum amount of arti
cles of food neccsaary to sustain a soldior in
health and activity while iu activo service in
tho field for alimitcd period." Tho Board con
sisted of Maj. Cliurlc3 Smart, Surgeon; Maj.
CliarUw A. Woodruff, Commissary of Subsist
ence; Mij. E. A. Garliugton, Inspector-General;
Cpt Louis A. Craig, 6th Cav., and First Lieut
Wm. C. Itrnwti, 1st Cav.
Tho roport of the Board is an elaborate docu
ment, and considers tho subject in all its phases.
The Board concurs in the view of tho various
Department Boards that it would bo unwise to
selectas thustaplesof the emergency ration any
article of food with which tho soldier is not
familiar, or which would tnako a material
change in his dietary during the contiuuauco
of tho emergency. It therefore rejects sug
gestions of a bread containing oatmeal, all pem
m icans or meat pastes prepared from dried or
powdered beef, corned beef and dried and
smoked beef, canned cooked beef, peptonized or
partially predigested meat, etc. Tho Board
also decided that tho thrco food staples of the
emergency ration to be recommenced for adop
tion should, in general teams, consist of hard
broad, bacon, aud somo variety of compressed
Guided by considerations of nutrition, weight,
convenience, general utility, etc., tho Hoard de
cided that tho "emergency ration should contain
as much of tho proximato principles of food
as is necessary to sustain tho soldior under
tho maximum of physical strain." As meet
ing these requirements it was decided that the
amounts of the various components of tho
omorgoncy ration should bo as follows: Hard
bread. 1G oz.; bacon, 10 oz., poa meal, 4 oz.;
coffee, roasted and ground (with 4 gr. saccha
rin), 2 oz.; or i oz. tea, with 4 gr. saccharin;
salt, .Gl oz.; pepper, .OJ oz.; tobacco, i oz., mak
ing a total weight, with coffee, of 83.18 oz., or
with tea, 31.63 oz.
It was also recommended by the Board that
the Stibdistuuco Department supply suitablo
hags in such numbers as may be necessary for
carrying tho roasted coffco and the salt aud
pepper; also a tough paraffin paper for use in
wrapping about bacon when carried on the per
son, and also that tho pea meal bo issued iu a
compressed cylindrical package.
The Board says that tho ration is not in
tended for continuous use, but only for use oc
casionally aud for short periods. The objectivo
ill its construction is tho largest food value iu
tho smallest weight. It gives close upon tho
standard dietary quantity needful to repair
Advices confirming the rumor that Right
Rev. Diomede Falconio has been appointed to
succeed Cardinal S.itolli as Papal Dolegate to
America have been received by Catholic offi
cials. Opinions rendered as to the novelty
and patentability of inventions and validity
of patents. Rejected .pplications prcse-
cuted. All business relating to patonta
Promptly attended to.
1VOKC OJ? THE
Certificates Insaod During tho
Auuy Invalid, act June 27, 1890.
Army Widow, etc.-
Army Widow, etc., net June 27, lb'JO,
Vnvy Invalid. '
Niivy Invalid, net June 27, 1890
Kavv Widow, etc.-
Navy Widow, act June 27, lB'JO.
Army ! urso
1812 Survivor -
ifil W ii lriW. ........
Old War Invalid
ri.l V,,r Widow
Indian Wars Survivor
T...itn.i Wor WldoW...
Mexican War Survivor
Mexican War wiuow
Act Juae 27, 1S90. with other claims.
JAMES G. BLAINE'S GRAVE.
HI IJody to bo Kemnvcit to His "Fuvorlto
KoMirt on 'Wlntlirop Hill, Near Austittu.
Whon Jamos G. Blaine wa3 alivo and at his
homo at Augusta, Me., his favorito resort of an
afternoon was tho top of Winthrop Hill, which
commands an uninterrupted viow of tho Ken
nebec Valley for miles. His favorito spot on
the hilltop was near the site of an old house
and beneath the shado of somo tlnck-trnnkod
elms. From this hill tho tips of tho Camden
Hills loom in tho southeast. Mount Bluo and
J the Farniiugton Hills in tho northwest, while
far on tho southwestern horizon the snow-cap
of Mount Washington may he dlscorned on a
clenr day. Mr. I'luine nsed to tako hi3 frionds
I to this bight that they might enjoy with hirn
' tho srenery and sunsets, aud ho often said it
was the most beautiful place ho over visited.
On account of his lovo for tho spot Mf3.
Bl.iiuo decided recently to buy it and havo the
remains of tho great statesman taken from
Washington ami buried thero. It contains
about three acres of land.
Mrs. Blaino intends making Augusta hor
permanent home, and a.s soon as the place on
tho lull is ready the remains of Jamas G. Blaino
and Walker, her son, will bo taken thoro for
Soon aftor Mr. Blaino's death a subscription
was started for a monument to hw memory.
Considerable money was raised, but for over
two year nothing ha3 been heard of tho
project It is wid now that the list will bo
brought out again and kept beforo tho public
until enough money is raisbd for a fitting me
EVACUATION OF DETRIOT.
Ono Hundred Years Ago, July II, Since tho
Ilrititli .Marched Away.
Dotroit will celebrate the lOOth anniversary
of the dopartureof tho British from tho North
west Territory July 11. Tho Governors of all
tho Northwestern States, with their staffs,
have been invited, a3 havo also the President
and Cabinet, rnombcrs of tho United States
Supremo Court, most of the foreign Ambassador-",
and many other distinguished men. Tho
chinf orator of tho day will bo Gov. OTerrall,
of Virginia, who will bo accompanied by hi3
staff. Tho main oxercisos will be held iu and
about the new incompleted Government build
ing, which stands upon a portion of the very
sito of tho old Fort Lornonlt, afterward called
Fort Shelby, which wa3 the striicturo evacu
ated by the British on July 11, 170G. By this
act tho Northwest Torri'ory first came into
possession of tho United State3. Tho treaties
of 1782 and 1733 provided for the surrender
of the Western Territory by tho English, but
tho evacuation of Detroit did not tako place
until 13 years later, having been delayed
by pretext of unsettled claims and protests of
trailers. Jay's final treaty, made in 1791, pro
vided for the evacuation of Detroit on or boforo
Juno 1, 179G, and tho actual surrender took
place July 11. The cX"erci3es will consist of
uuvailing a memorial tablet on tho entrance
to tho Federal building, historical addresses,
and Gov. O'Forrall's oration, and a parade of
Federal aud State troops and naval battalions,
and other military and patriotic organizations.
Monument to Warren.
Maj.-Gon. Gouvcrncur Kernble Warren's
memory was honored in Brooklyn, July 4,
when a statue of that distinguished officer of
the Union army was unvailed in tho presence
of several thousand people. The statne is of
bronze, is the gift to Brooklyn of G. K.Warren
Post. 203. and it stands at the plaza entrance
to Prospect Park. Tho ccromouies were pre
ceded by a parade of veterans of the civil war.
Gen. Warren's son, J. Stanley Warren, unvailed
tho statue, which wa3 formally presented to
the city by Henry A. Foster, of Warren Po3t,
and accepted in behalf of Brooklyn by H. M.
Palmer. Gen. James R. O'Brien delivered an
oration, in tho coilmo of which he reviewed the"
career of Gen. Warren and pronounced an eulo
Meetings nnd Other Matters Pertaining; to
F. J. Filbert, Secretary, Palatine Reunion
113th III. at Martinton, Sept. 9 and 10.
Tho Emergency Men of 1SG3 held their
fourth annual Reunion in Bayard Post rooms,
Trenton, Juno 2G. They had a large attend
ance. A lotterwa3 received from Congressman
Gardner saying that the bill which ha3 been
hanging firo in Congress to provide for tho
striking of a medal for tho Emergency Men
would probably be passed at the next session
of Congress. Ono of tho members who came
from Philadelphia met for tho first timo in 32
years an old comrado of hi3 company. The
scene was very touching. Tho following offi
cers were elected: Pros., C. H. Seaman; V.-P.'?,
one from each company of tho battalion, James
Taylor. Co. A.; George Bamford, Co. B.; J.
Akin, Co. D.; A.S. Hill, Co. L; Sec. and Treaa.,
J. B. Clugston. Three members of tho Asso
ciation havo pas3ed away during the year.
They were Capt Peter Wilkes, Charles E.
Sworn, and John Sim3. '
Co. B, 72d N. Y hold a Reunion at Bemus
Point tho other day, with an attendance of 30.
Formal steps wero taken to orgauizo a regi
moutal association. Tho death of Charlea U.
Harrington was announced, and resolutions
pas3ed. Officers wero elected as follows: Pros.,
Lieut. Leopold Marcus, Co. H, Buffalo; V.-P.,
Maj. C. K. Abel, Dunkirk; Sec. aud Trea3.,
Henri Lo F. Brown, Co. B, Jamestown.
Comrado W. W. Hill, Sccrotary, 10th Ohio
Cav. Association, Westou, O., wishes addres3es
of all members of the regiment
Enos Picrson, Secretary, Woostor Reunion
lGth Ohio at Woostcr, Aug. 12.
The comrades of Elgin, 111., are roused to
indignation by the act of John F. Kramer,
who conducts the largest express bnsiness
in the city, and is also the owner of some
teneraent-hauscs. In advertising these for
rent he has added " Paupers and pensioners
need not apply." The comrades thiuk of
instituting a boycott on him.
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