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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAMORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1834.
A Sunday's Sermon on the Sinews of
Sunlight and Somnolence of
A Reflex of Local Events That Came
Under the Observation of Reporters
For The Daily Eagle.
Our Indian summer ended with Thursday
night. A black cloud, fringed with angry
flashes and perturbed by muttering deep
and hollow, veiled the glory of the open
days that of late made simple existence a
pleasure. In these waning days our brown
prairies arc sombre and melancholy at best.
ine bending sky alone hedges in their vast
lonesome limits; a winter' sun may warm
but never brightens them. But how the
spirit of their utter loneliness becomes in
tensified and deepened in the presence of a
December ttorm whose coming is heralded
by the light of the electric tpark and the
rumble of it6 displacements, as it sweeps
down upon our homes at the rloc of such
a day as was last Thursday. Fires were
built, homes were lighted, an extra comfort
er added to each bed. Faces were prosed
against windows, arid eyes poured out into
the darknefj and all sliivcringly exclaimed,
"Winter has come at last." Hut winter had
not come. The sun ro-o the next morning
and all through the day struggled for his
supremacy for this is not a country of.
winter reH'I. 'y evening the clinging
mists lifted and the sun went down, but
down in triumph, painting nil the horizon
with tho fires of his victory.
Kansas is a hind of murines and sunshine
but a land of Minsets and, sunsets. Our
mornings are a glory, our days a triumph,
but our evenings are ever a gcritlu blessing.
However brilliant tho day, and how brilliant
they are, the soft draperies whoo folds
curtain olf the light and leaves us with tho
ttars and with tho night, are Mire to bo
tinted with the dyes of dreamt and tho
beauties of the inexpressible. The great
disc of molten white each recurring morn
illuminates the opalescent d-epi of tho east
ern horizon and his light full on a peoplo
like unto whom none others are so blessed;
but, when this monarch of climes and sea
sons has iKirformed its dayV la-k and rolls
from his rosy-lined couch of fleecy clouds
over the edge of tho world and falls into the
arms of night, the reflex of his vanishing
smile lights up, with a beauty whose rich
ness and delicacy are indicribable, one of
tho fairest heritages of earth.
This happy valley of ours U unique in its
conformation and phenomenal in climatic
influences, and peculiar in the tastes and en
ergies of its inhabitants, and under theo
combined influences is destined to bo the
seat of a higher civilization. A great bound
less valley it is. a level and rich as the Delta
of tho Nile nt ocean level, yet a plateau with
an altitude as great as that of the highest
peaks of the Allegheny mountains. It is a
valley of unlimited tunthino and perpetual
And, win(l,ti. docs some reader suggest ?
Yes we have wind', winds such as sweep no
other land, winds that are soothing and winds
that are stern, winds that sing and whisper
and winds that grieve and moan, winds, tho
invisible sweep of whose pinions are liko the
spirit of liberty ever caressing our bound
less, billowy prairies, kissing their nodding
flowers and swHjinggrac.,eN and anon bear
ing along upon it's mighty wings tho king of
winter and his fiwen train. Other lands have
their summer suns and winter winds hut we
have a sun that never sleeps and a wind that
never tires. While the wind blows in con
stancy, in boundless majesty the center of
light and energy pours down through a rare
atmosphere of crystal nzuro health, harvests
and happiness on our homes.
Happy valley, happy homes, happv peo
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and in the midst, freedom and our briirbt
city. Clouds come, and their shadows oft
linger for a day yet a brief hour is the limit,
come a sscein-shirter,averting weariness,
at night is a relief from diiy.
And these are the environments, these the
influences which envelope this valley of
homes. Souallor, lethargy and hhiftlcssncss
nro incompntable with such surroundings.
Peace and plenty spring from energies thus
stimulated and love and joy ns surely follow
as that rivers find the sea.
And Wichita, fair with her rising spires
this Sabbath morning, and 'neath her em
bowering trees cosily nestling hor thousand
homes. Sho is indeed a fair city of homes
and as earth can afford nothing higher or
better than home", then a thousand times
blessed is our city of homes. As a home is
tho ideal, tho center of all lives and of all
aspirations, then how many ideals and aspi
rations center in our bright young city with
its thousand attractive homes. Hut objects
some reader, there are many cities of homes.
Aye, but there is but one Wichita, as every
traveler will tell you. Up anil down her
level streets aro miles and miles of shady
walks, uj and down aro row b and rows of
homes, the palatial residence, the unpreten
tious cottage, but all homes.
On no streets nor throughout all her sub
urbs can thero bo fu(lnd a singlo shanty, or a
squalid hovel, only snug, attractive, cosy,
shrubbery-surrounded, ine-eovered happy
homes. Hut, says another, the city is too
new to admit of such u thing as a tumbled
down rmAery or poverty and decay. Thcro
is nothing to such an objection. When tho
sun shines as it does hero and the wind
blows as it 'due here, and the tree,
tho grasses, the flowers, grow as they
all do here, tho spirit of the peoplo would
chafe, under and never permit that which is
common to climes w here fogs oppress, clouds
discourage and heaU wilt. He who has
onco lived in tho happy valley will never
live happily elsewhere, and she whose homo
is in Wichita will never go awjy to remain.
"God made the country and man mado the
town," except in this instance in which it
seems He had tho largest hand in both town
and country. What health, what life,
what virtue, what intellectual triumphs
must such a land in such a climo produce
and why not, therefore, the higher civiliza
tion of which we spoke.
Our river rolls, our city grows, and dome,
" and spire, and dark-walled, factories, and
palaces grand, may, in the days to come, add
-strife and prid1, but squalior, beggary and
crime will never flourish in this clime of ever
pressing minds and eternal sunshine.
Scenes of our life an.l nappy manhood hours!
Ye smiling city ami spacious fertile vale!
Where oft we wonder 'midst jou" Tercal flow-
And revet In the onlor-brrnllilnp gales;
Should fickle rite, with Ullsmanlc waml
Bear me alar where either India glows,
Or fix my dwelling on (he polar land.
Where nature wears her ever-durf ng enows;
'Still shall your rhanns inv fomlest themes
When placid evening paints the western sky,
Jsad when Itvptriim waVes the Mushing morn,
To rear bl gorgeocs e)hlre throne on high.
For the gull tleu heart, where'er roam
Ko scene can bold us III our own valley
YOUTH, BEAUTY AND TALENT.
To the Editor of the Daily Eagle:
What more could be desired to establish
the success of tho "coming event" referred
to in last Sunday's issue. The committee
of arrangements are fortunate in having se
cured these strong drawing qualities, and
the entertainment which gains in interest by
its being given under tho auspices of the
Episcopal church, promises to bo the suc
cess ot the season, The drama selected is
Pearl of Savoy," and there is probably in
the full dramatic ramre. no nlav more
replete with picturesque surroundings, ro
mantic situations and dramatic climaxes.
Tho music incident to the play is a treat in
itself. "Tho farewell chorus" of the Savoy
and Peasants as they wander over the moun
tains, is a gem, the merit of which is fully
brought out by the best vocal talent of our
city, Solos and duels, both serious and
comic, are interspersed throughout the play
and the curtain goes down on the last act
with a "Welcome Homo" chorus by the en
tire caste, which is so bright and jovous
that it will send every one home in a good
humor. The strictest attention is being
given to the smallest details of this produc
tion, each and every member seems to take
the most active interest and assume an indi
vidual responsibility, a fact which redounds
most creditably to an amateur organization.
I could divulge some interesting points on
charming peasant dresses pretty slippers
and dainty caps as well as sweeping trains,
square cut coats and satin breeches, but I
refrain, you will see and admire for your,
selves, and I am sure when it is a thing of
the past you will agree with me that Wicb
iia is not slow ana can uo a much in
short a space of time as any city of its
BURGLARS ON DECK.
The grocery store of Williams & Jackson,
next to S. I). Pallctt's lumber yard, on
Douglas avenue, was entered by burglars
night before last, the safo blown open and
S100 in money taken. The burglars effected
an entrance through the transom over the
back door of a little store room situated at
the back end of the store. From this room
it was no trouble to enter the store. The
safe is situated at tho rear end of the store,
near tho window. It is it mystery to all who
saw the safe how the hole was made into
which the powder was placed, as no drilling
could be found, in fact scarcely a scratch
could bo seen on the door of the safe. A
small rivet hole near the dial was the only
place where tho charge could bo inserted,
and no one could tell how that hole could be
made. The explosion opened the door with
such force that, striking against tho
window till, it made a great dinge
in it- Tho inside of the door containing tho
locks, vvas completely severed fiom the out
side plate of tho door. Tho job was very
skillfully done, and tho operator must have
underload the safe perfectly.
There was 100 in money, together with
some valuablo papers, and two pockctbooks
in the drawers of tho safe at the time. The
drawers, with their contents were carried up
to tho planing mill and were found there in
tho morning, nothing having been taken
except the cash. Mr. Williams says that a
man had been keeping $100 in his safe, but
after tho Svitzler robbery he lefused to keep
it. He also states that almost any other
night during tho week, a larger amount
might have been secured.
Four pocket knives were taken from tho
show case, but nothing else is missing. No
clue to tho burglars.
Apropos of burglaries, tho residence of
Mr. James McCoinb, of McComb ISros., on
Oak street, was entered Monday night. The
family were absent at the time, but a man
who rents n room was in bed. Ho heard a
noi-e, aim knowing that no one elso occu
pied the house but himself, lie got up to see
what it meant He got a glimpse of the
burglars going out tho window. On exam
ining tho premises, the bureau drawers had
Following the KaoleVi agitation of tho
question of a citizens' protection committee,
and a primary organization of a vigilance
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for a period and people imnrined all the
thieves had skipped and that wo would en
joy a season of peace and security. It was
of short duration. Probably the thieves
sought new pastures for a time and returned
when they expected to find tho city off its
guard, or it might be that they were only
laying low until the vigilance of the au
thorities and citizens had relaxed. Anyhow
w e find them at their nefarious work again.
The Clifford company gave n matinee yes
terday afternoon which was well attended
by an audience that showed by its demon
strations of approval and splendid good hu
mor, that it was most highly entertained i
and pleased beyond expression. "Love at
Long llranch" is ono of tho brightest, pret
tiest and most sparkling little comedys that
has ever been presented to our jieople, mid
in the hands of this superb little company
of real artists, it is, as the ladies say, just too
cute and captivating for any use. It bris
tles with love scenes, pciulciit quar
rels, flirtations and jealousies; misunderstand
ings, explanations and reconciliations, not
to speak of tho awkward, ridiculous and hu
morous situations, and withal, tho touching.
) sacriucuig irienusinps anu ueilgllllUl senil-
, ment running tluough its entire course
j Mr. Clifford, as the big-hearted mediator
and steadfast fnend, was at his best His
lines were especially beautiful and impres
sive, while his genial, true and sclf-ae-
t rificing nature stamped him as a grand, good
fellow, and this, along with his easy, artistic
acting, mado him a great favorite.
Miss Stailey appeared to splendid advant-
age as the coquettish young wife' and after-
iuua umiutwMHivu ill U 14'Ul.tUlli; IUH1 Ueail-
tiful manner the power and devotion of wo
Mr. DcIIavcn, as tho lawyer, was ridicu
lous beyond conception, and convulsed the
audience whenever he made his appearance.
J His make-up, altitudes, facial expression and
easy, natural style being genuine humor
Mr. Dellaven was sprightly, bright and
prcliy as ever while the balance of the cast
sustained their characters admirablv
Tho costumes worn were rich and elegant,
the stage settings and the scenes very beau
tiful, and as to almost anything being
brighter, more sparkling or really en
joyable, we say, "hie, never V
HURT ON THE RAIL.
Yesterday afternoon conductor "W. H.
Ts-vitsi Al f ha KitnHnniAv vaa.1 .
Mt, niu v M. vuniiusstl airU il&ITUn IV C
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caped being killed at El Dorado. Mr. Irwin
had a Heavy train coming west and after do-
ing his work at El Dorado, he backed his !
train up about a half a mile to get a good '
start up the heavy grade. He was up on
top of the caboose when the train started
ahead and stod there watching that the
crossing was clear. He was about to get
down and was looking up toward town
when the caboose was pasting under tbe
Walnut bridge. Being near tho side of tbe
caboose his head came in contact with a
brace of the bridge and knocked him down.
Abrakeman caught him, thus preventing
his falling to tbe ground. This saved
life His head is sorely hurt and his left
side is considerably bruised. His hands are
also hurt. Dr. McCoy attended to him.
His wounds are not dangerous. He was un
conscious for a long time. He was taken
tho Tremont in a hack on the arrival of
NOT THAT WAY.
Dr. McCoy says the local editor of the
Beacon made n big blunder in his version of
the cause of the late Mrs. Grant, whose arm
the doctor amputated. The arm was ampu
tated at tho shoulder joint instead of tho
forearm, as was reported, and the death of
the arm was caused by the total destruction
of all the arteries conveying life to the arm,
instead of from lack of facilities for bandag
ing. The death of Mrs. Grant was the re
sult of loss of blood and physical weakness.
The doctor says that some of the shot en
tered her lungs, as evidenced by spitting of
blood; this of course combined to hasten her
We, the local pencil pushers of the Eagle
were badly scared last night when that vast
crowd of cititens invaded the office and pre
sented the chief with that grand gold headed
cane and making speeches. We thought it
was another election sure, and we thought
our name was Dennis if wo had to report
campaign sppeches from now till christmas,
but vv-e soon got onto the racket and we felt
good ourselves. One of the speakeis took
occrrion to compliment the Eaole and
all of its editors, then you ought to have
seen us straighten up. j
The following cases were disposed of in
the police court vesterday:
Two cases of drunk and disorderly and
one of assault and battery were run through
Judge Glenn's mill yesterday. Total fines
assessed $129. Total receipts, nix.
WILLING TO SERVE THE PEOPLE.
It is said that both Capt Carey and Miko
Zimmerlyare willing to servo the people as
mayor the coming year. It is reported they
were stumping the east part of town in their
own behalf day before x'esterday.
Cr.xv Ckstk:, Ka., Dec. C A branch
of the Fnion Pacific railroad was opened to
Belleville, the county seat of Itepublic
county, yesterday. A train load of excur
sionists from that point visited this city.
They were hospitably received by Clay
Center and entertained with music and
speeches and were then shown the attract
ive features of the place, llcllville is a town
of 1,500 and it is proud of its first railroad.
Qui.vcv, 111. DecO. The Whig will to
morrow announce that Fred P. Taylor,
Democrat, elected to the general asscmblv
from this city, is inelgiblo for the office be
cause ho has not resided in tho county tho
requi-ite five years preceding his election.
Taylor registered and voted at Burlington,
Iowa, ut the November election, but if this
proves true the legislature will bo Itepub'i
cau on joint ballot.
Sav Fkanci-co, Dec C A statement is
published this evenmg t'.atthe London Tel
egraph has purchased alnfje ' -act of rail
road lainl in .ho Mohave desert, for the
purpose of using Oio yucca plant which
grows on it for tho manufac uio of paper,
The plant will bo ground in,o pi'ln at some
point o i the Colorado river and shipped by
rail to New Oilear5. thence by sea to Liver
pool. Large Failure.
Toledo, Ohio. Dec. C The Iteymer, Sea
grave & Co. failure i9 still the topic of much
discussion, and many conflicting rumors aro
in circulation. The firm are preparing a de
tailed statement of assets and liabilities,
which will tot be ready for several days.
The firm claims tonot have guaranteed loans
mado by them, but h?s come into possession
of large blocks of real estate which, under
the long continued business depression, now
rates much lower limn its real" value, so that
while ample security when the obligations
were mado it is nowinutlicicut if forced on
the market. The business public here ajree
the firm did a safo busbies, takuig no extra
ordinary risks, and the opinion is expressed
that if niatiere can be so arranged as to avoid
forced sa'es of tho firm's holdings the assets
will be ample to cover all liabilities. They
cortro'led one of the principal lines of street
railroad in tho cily and a large co.ton mill
at North Toledo.
St. Loris, Mo., Dec, C llcncfit to John
W. Norton at the Olympic theatre to-night
was the most brilliant and notable event
that has occurred here for a long time. Tho
house was packed with the best people of
the citv, and much genuine sympathy was
manifested for the beneficiary. The per
formance opened by an act of Camille
by Grace Hawthorne, and this was followed
by an act of MUs Milton by Clara Morris.
General Sherman as master of ceremonies,
then made an address to Mr. Norton, to
which that gentlemnn appropriately replied.
Some beautiful floral offering was then made
to Mrs. Norton by the Knights of St. Pat
rick and oilier friends. Tho regular pro
gramme was then taken up again and Jos
eph .Murphy, with Kerry Go w, and a num
ber of vocalists and specialists prolonged
tho performance till long past midnight.
The net proceeds of tho benefit are between
seven and eight thousand dollar.
Wiieelisci, W. Va., Dec. C. Notices were
posted to-day in the five Hint gla-s manu
factories at Ilellaire, and the two at Bridge
port, and tho turec at Met tin's Fcrrv, to the
offe-t that after Dec. 12. allwoik of prcssers (
and finishers would be paid for bv the piece i
i Muti nk i uuuui juii. mis luuuuius to a
j reduction of from 2o to To cents per six hun
, dred pieces of ware. The manufacturers
and at Pittsburg rales. This amounts to a
sav that if the terms
proposed to-oav aro
not accepted bv December 13, tho bars will
be drawn in all the furnace and work sus-
A meeting of the district union of flint platform, and when the artillery firing an
glass workers reprc-cnting the eastern facto- nouncedthe setting of the capstone, adopted
ries of Ohio. West Virrinia and Kentnekv.
was held this evening and resolved to resfst
the proposed reduction in the factories of
Bellaire, Martin's Fern- and Bridgeport.
Assurance are received from the union in
all parts of the country that assistance will
be afforded the men in remaining out
agamt the reduction. No strike or lock'
out is expected in this city, as the factories
here refused to go into tho movement for a
Storm In New York.
Xrw Yokk, Dec 6 I'edestrians out lat
eveningrcaliicd that ono of tbo severest
storms of the season was raging over the
citv. and those whom kind fortune kept m ,
doors could congratulate themselves with
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and continued steadily during the afternoon
na ovenxnc ana at went o clock the wind ,
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sheets that rattled against the windows and
buildings with great force. The streets
Tiin CTrfssjaTB nnrtnrr Tha
were swcDt clean and the naveinenta fir1-r
scoured. The effect of storm in this citv was
marked. The streets became deserted" after
8 p.m. The thaler suffered from the storm '
and the usual large Saturdav eight audiences '
were wanting. The Times cotes tbe trouble
with the telegraph wire, and adds that all the
principal points were reached. hotrerer .
inrougn rounaaoout routes Irom the
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circuit. Little trouble was recorted from "
the wires near tbe city. The low lands I
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THE WASHINGTON MON
The Marble Cap Stone is Placed
in Position During a Hard
The American Flag is Unfurled
at the Height of Six Hun
The Inscriptions on the Four Sides of
the Cap Stone and the Reso
Other Miscellaneous Washington Notes
Washington-, D. C, Dec. C An cn-
grossed copy of tho regular naval appropria
rialion bill passed at the last session, togeth
er with the accompanying papers; which
embody the senate amendments to the house
bill, have been mislaid, and search has not
served to find any of them. They were in
the hands of the conferees when last heard
from at the end of the session. These pa
pers arc desired now by the senate commit
tee on appropriations at a basis for proposed
action in framing a substitute for the bill
which passed the houe early this weeks
providing to lump the sum for the support
of the navy for the past six months of the
present fiscal year. A printed copy of the
lost paper is obtainable, and a resolution
may be passed to consider it official.
Tho Star says the visit of Gov. Crittenden,
of Missouri, to Washington a few dav9 aro
and his statement that he intended to go to
New Yoik were taken to mean that ho de
sired a cabinet position t'nder tho new ad
ministration. Gov. Crittenden, however,
told his f.-iends heic what he wanted.
United Suites District Judje Krekel, of the
western district of Missouri, will soon be 70
years of age, and Gov. Crittenden wants to
succeed him on tho be.ich in iase be rctiie3.
As JudgcKrckel lives in Jefferson City, it
is supposed by some that Gov. Crittenden
has ascertained fiom him that ho intends to
avail himself of the privilege to retire from
Keprcsentative Morey has informed" tho
house committee on postoftices and post
roads that he has received information from
the senate which leads him to believe that
if the house passes the bill to secure cheaper
telegraphic correspondence, the senate will
accept it a substitute for the postal tele
graph bill now pending beforo it.
Tho house committee on education has
instructed Itcprescnlalivo Willis to call up
his educational bill as soon as possible, and
move to substitute for it Bla'-'g bill, which
has passed the senate and is now on the
The collections of internal revenue for tho
first four months of tho fiscal year ending
June GO, 1885, were 38,875,070; same period
of tho previous fiscal year, $-10,999,470; a
decrease of $2,023,794. There was an in
crease of 390,373 in the collections from
fermented liquors, and a decrease of ?2,
581,859 on spirits; &274.912 on tobacco, and
$157,396 on miscellaneous items. The ag
gregate receipts on October last, were $1.
590,075 less than same month in 1883
Attorney-General Brewster lendered an
opinion sustaining the position taken In
acting Secretary of the Treasury Coon last
summer, that it was illegal to approve plans
for public buildings where tho expenditure
was greater than the limit nxeu bv congress,
was clearly contemplated, and which would
be necessary to complete the building. The
decision applies to the projwsed public
buildings at Minneapolis, Leavenworth and
The hydrographic olfice has prepared for
exhibition at the New Orleans exposition, a
chart of the Arctic regions from I'utlin bay
to Lincoln sea, showing the most recent
discoveries, including those of the Polaris
expedition, Nai-es expedition and ).ady
Franklin Bav expedition under Lieutenant
The long txpectcd completion of the
Washincton monumental obelisk was com
pleted this afternoon by setting in placo the
marble cap slonc and its pyramidal apex of
aluminum. The ceremonies were few and
simple. An elaborate celebration of the
event being reserved for Washington's
Shortly after 2 o'clock Col. Thomas L.
Casey, government engineer in charge, and
his assistants, Cept. Davis, of the United
States army, and Bernard J!. Green, civil
engineer, together with Master Mechaoic
McLaughlin and several workmen, .iandin';
on a nrrrow platform b.tilt around the rota
ble roof near the summit, pioceeded to set
the cap stone, weighing 3.S00 pounds, which
was suspendod from a nundropod of heavy
joists, supported by a platform, and lower
ing from forty feet above them. As soon as
the cap stone was set tho American flag was
unfurled overhead and a salute of luen.y
one guns was fired by a
battery in tho while "house,
lot far below. Sound of cheers also came
up faintly from the crowd of spectators
gathered around the base of the monument,
whilo the number of invited gue-ts on the
platform in the interior of tho monument,
spontaneously struck up the "Star Spangled
Banner," and other patriotic song. A
steady downpour of rain had given place a
little while previous to a brisk gale of wind,
blowing about fifty miles an hour, and yery
few invited guests "cared to avail themselves
of the privilege of climbing a nearly per
pendicular laaaer trom mo ptatiorm to ne
Hittv 1i!f-Vi?i nf ri3J1 fvf frftm w!nVi tlisaa
dizzy beighth of o33 feet, from
or u.ur jouma iiss anu nan
a dozen other
adventurers climbed and witnessed the set
ting of the capstone and subsequently as
cended jo the pinnacle.
. Meanwhile the Washington Monument
' society, represented by Dr. Joseph M. Toner,
; Hon. "Horatio King, Gen. Wm. McKec
Dunn, Dr. Daniel B. Clark and T. L. Har
vey, secrctarv, held a meeting on the elevated
a resolution offered bv Gen. Dunn, coniratu
latinthe American people on tbe completion
of this enduring monument of our nation's
gratitude to the father of his couutrv.
Among those present to-day at the com
pletion of the structure, wa.- one of the mas
ter mechanics who laid the corner stone of
this monument more than thirtv-six vcars
ago, ana tne oia walcnman ol the monu
ment wuo nas ucen conuuuuusir employed
in that capacity during nearly tie wholein
tervening period. Tbe flsg over the monu
ment floated to-day from the flag siafT top
which is exactlv six hundred feet from the
ground, thus displavinglhe American colon
at the greatest height of construction ever
yet known in the world. The monument
itself, with its height of 550 fee"-far over
tP '"T .tber structure of human hands.
xne amuinium apex oi ine monument it
The alumnium apex of tbe monument
engraven with inscriptions as follows:
, On one fac "Chief F-ngineer and Arcbi-
f. TT Ti" w 1 i
" "oai ocoin vTt coiocei o; corw
of engineers.; Assistant Geo. W. DavU, 5
istb United States infantry; Rsmard K.
Green, cml engineer; Master Mechanic P.
"UU""V., . ...
jo anovner -vomer stone :aia on
bed of the foundation, July 4.1SS4."
The third "Joint commission on setting
of the cap stone, Chester A. Arthur, W. V.
Corcoran, Chairman W. E. Bell, Edward
Clark. John Newton: act of Anrust "
On the fourlb-tace tbe words -Lam TW."
The Hawaiian treaty was signed to-dav bv
Secretary Frelinghuysea for tbe Unit3
States nJ Vr P.ri - .:. .t,. IT-
in Mvemment. r I
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S SSSLSSS'fSSSST.S. I
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charges made agaiast United States Marshal
Lot M. Wright Representative Follett,
will consist ofpMtn. Springer, Illinois;
Van Alstine, "Sew Tork, and Stewart, Ver
mont The tub-committee will probably
siarr. tor Cincinnati on imirsaay mgnt.
Plazue Stricken District.
Locistillk, Ky., Dec. 6. The Courier-
Journal's staff correspondent sent his paper
the result of hit tour through the plague
stricken district in a special from ML Pleas
ant, Harlan county, Kentucky, to-night
"No one who hat not personally visited
this country can form anything near an idea
of the W09 that enwraps like a winding-
sheet, and casts a pall of desolation and sor
row everywhere. Almost every house in
many sections hat contributed iu one or
more victims to the hundreds who have
gone to fill simple country graveyards, and
mourning is as wide spread as the everlast
ing hills which have been devastated.
I left ML Pleasant, Harlan county, three
days ago, and have traveled into the north
ern pact of that country along the Clover
Fork and the lilt V streams emptying into it,
and then went on to Poor Fork, alone
whose banks in Harjgn and Letcher coun
ties scores have yielded up their lives to the
awful scourge. From Poor Fork I crossed
the Cumberland mountains into Wise and
Lee counties, Virginia, finding in the former
such a state of ho.Tor that my heart fails
when I begin to write. Individual instances
of the most heartrending nature are numer
ous as the mountains, and to mention
them one by one would keep me employed
for a day. At one place in Harlan county
I learned of an instance where five out of a
family of seven, tbo Clarks, living on Poor
Fork, succumbed to the scourge.
Otherwise the only living member
of a family of fire was a babe
not able to prattle. In another where the
father and three children left a bereaved
wife and mother to mourn her sorrow alone
at the cheerless hearth, and still In another
where not one of a household of four re
mained to perpetuate the name.
On Poor Fork, Letcher connty.just be
yond tho Harlan line, tho count)' cemetery in
which thirty-seven new mado monnds of
rock ana earth covered all that
was mortal of the plague's victims. In one
little neighborhood not five miles square, in
that section, almost whole families were
swept away 1'ke chaff before the wind, and
i in many mora death had taken tho majority.
j. ne ccauis in j.ctcner nave oecn lar aoove
tho average of those hi anv other county,
save in Wise county. Ya they number as
nearly the best authorities could estimate
two hundred, and tho number of casos
havo exceeded that nearly three fold. It
was not until I had crossed into Virginia
that the most pitiful stories reached the' ear.
Here I was told that near the little town of
Kmboden, was a graveyard containing sixty
three new graves, twenty-nino persons out
of the Baker family bad died. I was told that
in a day thirty-three persons had died,
and that thci o was not grave clothes and
coffins enough in tho neighborhood to bury
them. Tho physic'ans who practice i.i the
county, but two in number, were total1 v un
able to cope with tho disease, and the dead
have multiplied faster than they could be
buried. Their treatment of it has been of
the crudest sort, from what I can learn, and
tho result has been but little more than ex
perimental. They confess the plague has
bufllcd all the medical skill they possess.
in isu conuiy inu ucaius excecu w.
Every graveyard and almost every hillside
contains rudo heaps which mark the last
rcting place of the dead. In this county as
in Lctclicr county, the number of those at
tacked has been enormous, in many instan
ces there not being enough well persons to
care for tho siclcv The exact numbeis of
ttioso vvno have been ill coulu not bo ascer
tained, but Mr. Jacob Oakley, with whom I
talked, said nearly one-half of the popula
tion had been attacked.
In Leo county I met Dr. W.C. Winter, at
the poetoffice at Crab Orchard, near the
Kentucky line. Ho has been in the infected
parts about three w eeks, having left his prac
tice in tho southern portion to answer the
pitiful cry for aid which came from tbe
northern portion of the county. Since bis
arrival ho has treated scoi-es of" patients and
saved every one. He gave it as his opinion
that with proper treatment and nursing .he
mortality could havo been reduced
75 per cent, in Lee county, as
in fact, in all the districts
which have been infected. My investigation
of the disease show that it is now decreasing,
both in number attacked and the fatality,
and fresh cases appear singly and in twos
and threes daily. They arc lacking the
malignant features which marked the epi
demic before the recent rains and frosts.
The dcatlis in Lee county have reached
about one hundred since the infection first
made its appearance. In the counties which I
have visited all sources of informa.ion, med
ical and otherwise, agitc tbat impure water
is attributable for this most terrible plague.
I found instances where people's spvmgi
had given out and thev had dug holes two
or three feet deep in tho ground and used
the slimy, pest-breeding water which oozed
up, the stuff being so impure that it seems
impossible they should not know it.
A case of almost criminal foolishness was
related to me. A man whese well gave out
hauled water a long distance and dumped
it in the well, stirring up the filth which for
years had been accumulating at the bot
tom. Of this water the entire family used.
As a consequence the flux attacked every
member, two dying.
Having traveled through many counties
and made every effort to secure the most re
liable information, I think thefollowuig esti
mates of the number of deaths is as correct
as any that can be secured.
Wfiitely countv, 30; Knox countv, 60;
Bell county, 50; Harlan county, 100; Letch
er countyiMO; Wise county, Ya., 400; Lee
county, 'tu, 100; Total 910.
This estimate, it will bo seen, docs not in
clude Buchanan county, Va.. in which the
mortality is placed at over 125.
Scott countv Va., 200; Dickinson coun
ty, Va., 150; l'ike county, Ky., 85; Knott
county, Ky., 50; Scott, Bell, Manifrc and
Wolf counties, Ky., 400, which brings the
grand total up to'2,045.
On my return trip I met Dr. S. O. Carson,
of Bowling Green, Ky., who had
been sent out by the state board of
health to investigate thj disease and its
causes. I met him afterward at Mt- Pleas
ant, aid he informed me that he had visited
several houses whare there were people tick
and he had formed the opinion that the mal
ady was not contagious, though ho was not
certain that under certain circumstances it
could not be comrounicatedfrom one person
to another. Ho referred to the condition de
scribed in a previous letter. He attributed
the sickness to malaria as well as to impure
water, and was not tit.S?d whether vege
table or mineral poison had caused the latter
to become fa baleful. His rescarchrs will
doubtless result in the discovery of the real
cause of the epidemic and of a cure should
IUmtokh, Conn., Dec. 6. The Willim
antic milt; cmploving nearlv 2,000 bands,
makes a general reduction of 10 per cent on
January 1st. The Hartford carpet company,
at Tbompwmville, employing 1.300 men
have reduced time nearlv one-haht.
PiTTsBrco, Pa., Dec. 5. A M. McCrack-
en, superintendent of tbe Hocking Valley j
coal mining company, is in the dty font
purpose of securing wen to fill tlje places'
of tbe strikers. TWo bur.dred romei have ;
already pne from Ibis vicinity, and as many I
more will be sent within the "next few days, j
Fifty leave vo-nigbt. '
w v., (
MiLWACxrc Dec L Tbe
mills at Bay View
, , , . ... i
shnt down to-nignt
in consequence of over production and want i
of orders. The entire rolling mill prop- s
ertv at Bav View b now idle and will so re- !
mala untif business will warraut a resume-1
tfc. Fourteen hundred men are made j
idle bv tbe shnt down.
St. Locts, Mo-, Dec 6. 5rier Bros, who
failed two or tore weeks ago, will rauaa I
bosiseas Monday sett, under the nam rf2
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M9tv vmz uuiziiia
I cents oa tlM do Her.
AN OHIO MAN SUSPECTED
OP HAVING KILLED
Further Particulars of the Ter
rible Explosion at Stafford,
Five Masked Men Rob a Pas
senger Train Near Little
A Terrific Wind Storm Sweeps Over
Western Pennsylvania and Does
An Irishman Found Dead in a Vacant
Store In Louisville, Kentucky.
Hamilton, O., Dec. C. Geo. Snyder, a
farmer aged 40, living near Darrtown, fifteen
miles away, was put in jail here shortly af
ter midnight, charged with tbe murder of
his mother. Catharine Snyder, aged 75, who
has been missing from her home in this city
for four weeks. Mrs. Snyder had a mort
gage on her son's farm and went four weeks
ago to collect tbe interest. He paid her
$125. His story is that he started with her
the next day to the railroad station, when
two robbers demanded her money and upon
her refusal killed her and made bim prom
ise, under penalty of death, to say nothing
about it He said they buried her. Her
body was disinterred and found in night
clothes. The supposition is that he killed
her in his own house.
Dover, X. H., Dec 6. At 10:45 o'clock
this morning all tbe seven persons injured by
the explosion at Stafford on Thursday even
ing were still alive with the exception of Miss
Greenfield. However, all are in a critical
condition, particularly Taylor Berry, Joseph
May and Ella Ready. Geo. Young, who
last night was thought to be dying, is slightly
casier this morning. Stephen Young and
his daughter Mary Ann aro in tbe same con
dition as last night. It looks as if May will
be tho first to succumb. Tho doctors say
the sufferings ot the injured are terrible.
Kaxsas Citt, Mo., Dec C Journal's St.
Joseph, Mo: Louis Silverman, a Hebrew
merchant of this city, under arrest charged
with a criminal assault on a servant girl in
his employ, attempted suicide to-uay by
nia recovery is doubt-
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 0. Tho boJy of
John Harrington an Irish laborer, was dis
covered in an unoccupied slore on Main
street, near the river to-day. He wa lving
as he had fallen, with his knees bent, as if
he had been kneeling beforo ho had receiv
ed his death blow, with his hands clasped,
as if in prayer. His hair was daubed with
blood, which trickled in a thin stream from
a small hole in tho back of his head. About
the middle of his forehead was another
wound which had crushed in the head.
Either wound would have caused his death.
From his appearance ho had been dead for
several hours. He had been struck with a
P'OTB f f 'IT 2o clue to the murderer.
Pittsburg, Pa. Dec C. A terrific wind
and rain storm passed over western Pensyl
vania at six o'clock this evening, and 'al
though it lasted but five minutes great dam
age was done to property. In this city
telegraph wires are swinging, signs, chim
neys, etc, suffered severely. One sign four
feet wide and covering the entire top of a
business house on Seventh avenue was car
ried away falling on a woman named Plnff
and her two children, Willie, ajed six,
and Gertie, three years old, who
accompanied her. The boy was killed
instantly and the mother and tho little girl
seriously, but it is thought not fatally in
jured. There were rumors of accidents in
other parts of tho city and Alleghcnev: but
nothing definite has yet been received. At
Greenstiurg, Westmoreland countv, the roof
of the court house was carried off. but no
one injured. No reports of damage received
from other towns. The wires arc down in all
direcions, and tho telegraph companies aro
experiencing great difficulty in handling
Kansas Citv, Dec C The Times' Well
ington, Kas.. special says: Wm. Edwards
and John Wilson had "an encounter with
pistols on tbe street this evening. Several
shots were fired and Wilson was morts'ly
wounded. He survived but a short time.
Cextpaua, Pa Dec. 6. The farm house
of Wm. Mayer, at Millg.-ove, was burned
last night. Loss $6,600; no insurance. Three
$1,000 government bonds were destroyed.
Richmond, Dec 6. Wm. R. Smith. late
first clerk of the auditor's office, acquitted
several times upon trial for embezzlement,
was arrested to-night on a charge of steal
ing stave lunus.
T .. T. .t .1. n. A 1A.9A
o'clock to-night the passenger train on the!
Little Rock, Mississippi River & Texas rail-
W1IU.1WV.S, ;n., wis. u. jis iv.to .
m(I. rominir this wav. when three mi es be- i
low Little Itock was stopped by five masked :
and took i
robbers who switched the train
complete possession and went through all
tne passengers, conductor r.ico anu ex
press messenger Honcycutt were in the bag
rjage car. One robber opened firo as he
went toward the engine and both men were
covered by revolvers. About seventy
five people were in tho cars and
great excitement followed. All were order
ed to hold up their hands and the robbers
then went to work. They broke open the
express safe and, according to reports, got
$2,000, and besides obtameu Trom tho past- ;
nmn. m vlrhe. iewplrv. and monev f
mnnniinctn S4 fY nmn. Xi imliraitiM
wer offered the passengers and when finish-
ing the robbers disappeared, after enforcin-r i
a pro.ni.se from the passenger not to leav? .
tbe train for ten minutes. "A strong pose,
headed by the detective, have gone in pur- i
suit. The train arrived at Little Rock at
11:30 o'clock. !
Army Orders. ,
Washetotot, D. C, D-c C Leave of j
abitnn for four months, to take effect about
Januarv 1, is granted Second Lieutenant '
., ' .,; , .,... '
uarvey v. mxv, xweniy-nim mianiry i
Leave of absence for four months on orrtia-'
cat of disability, granted Major m. II.
H. Benguard", corps of enginew. Major
Thomas W. Handbury, corps of engineers,
will, in addit'on to present dutic. tempor
arily release Major W. W. IL 8n
cuard of tbe work under his charg. the
leave of absence gractrd Post Chaplain
Benjamin L. Baldridge, October 6, h ex
tended one month. CtpUia Frederick A.
Kendall, Twenty-fifth iniaotry, having ben
found incapacitated for active service is re-
trA frrt-fi suilre srr-ii tV.,. Afm Jl Si a fi-
lowinr transfers in" the twelfth infatry art I
ordered: ruth Uetrtenant Oeorre v.
Kingsbury from company C to conipsnr I; .
Firrt Lieutenant Willard F. Waltz from
company I U aotwpany C.
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AlCHiaoy. Ks u, Dec 6-L-sttllsjence was
received fn tbe citv to-dav of the death of
Mrs. P. T. Abell, "which (Jecurred at Harri-,
toavflle, Mo., this mo-afag. The deceased
was the wifa of tbe laie Col. Peter T. '
Aoeii, who was ttresJoeri ci im onrirju
jy,, n cwaoaoT. and in conoecfioa
wiih Geo. B. B. Sirierxet'ow. labored cn-
b'riajT and anoeastrgly to make Atchteoa
what it is to-day. Mrs. Abtl was svUi hfo !
is all tb pioneer struggle of tbe twanty .
and stale. Her remains win reach lb citr
to-morrow coon, at which time the fsaeral
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sHrsTlT fk fltlafM
.inr lost, uta- u. lot eraaca at vm ;
" crcalataig library erected
and (applied with IOJDQu volume, both
r. mm ot u sueta ussssx. ta noser t
Hf Sinai avacae to-day.
Nw York, Dec, 6. Henry Irving closed
his second engagement in New Tork by the
presentation of the same play in which he
made his first appearance before an Ameri
audience, -The Bells." and was called before
the curtain. Mr. Irving expressed in the
simplest words his acknowledgment of the
kindness shown him. He spoke of a dear
- ! friend .f bu' EIIen TeTT?' and ""ded:
-laaies ana gentlemen e shall once
again nave me pleasure and privilege or ap
pearing before, if all bo well, next March.
and then as actors we must take a last and
long farewell. On that I will not dwell,
sufficient to the day is tbe pain thereof, but
will look forward to our next meeting. a-
! suring you that my colleages are as sensible
I as I am of tbe courtesy, hospitality, wel
come and generous good will which we
have receivedat your hands, the remem
brance of which will ever bring happiness
to our hearts. Kesptctfullv and rratefultv.
I thank you and say good-bye not good
bye but au revoir.''
Baltimore, Md., Dec & In the closing
secret sessions of the plenary council to-day,
the principal business was the completion
of a pastoral letter which will be read in all j
tho churches in the United States two weeks
hence. To-morrow will be the last
solemn public session to be held.
The weather permitting thcro will
be a procession, but tho weather i
to-night is unpromising. High mass will bo j
celebrated t the cathedral by Bishop Corri-
pan. Bishop Kiordan being confined to his j
room to-night bv an attack ot malaria, tho j
sermon closing tho coimcil will be preached f
by Bishop bpautding, ot 1 eona.
Dallas, Texas, Dec 0, The Baltimore &
Ohio telegraph line was completed to-day to
the suburbs of Dallas and connection be
tween Sherman and TeXarkana will be made
as soon as the company completes the ne
gotiations for the right-of-way through tho
streets of Dallas. A junction will bo made
with tho wires of tbe Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fe system, thus reaching Houston,
Galveston 'and other points.
ew Orlea:s Dec. C Col. Walter M.
Smallwood, secretary and superintendent of
tho Produce exchange, commercial editor of
the Picayune and member of the board of
health and f an'la y association, died this af
ternoon, aged V. He w?s a colonel in the
federal army during tho war, and afterwards
appointed postmaster at Kew Orleans by
Colcmeus, O., Dec C. A Xelsonville
ipcial says: Kelicfforthe destitute miners
is now coming from ijuarte.s wholly un
looked for. The cowboys of Texas send
SK)0 to the central relief committee. Frank
West and Philip Smith have been arrested
for ai assault with intent to kill George
Baraecut, ono of the old miners, who went
to work against instructions. All is re
Kept his Vow.
Lawrexck, Ka, Dec. 6 Thadeus Fish, a
well to do farmer of Grant township, 73
years old, came in town yesterday, and had
his bea'd shaved off for the first t'ine in
twenty-four year". When President Buchan
an went out (if office Fish took an oath that
he would not shave until a Democratic
president was elected. This vow ho 1ms
rigidly observed. He has hud h's hair cut
No Other Object.
Beidoetout, Ct., Dec C. The executive
committee of tho halter' union of Norwalk
declared this afternoon tho strikers had no
other object in view then that of protecting
their ri'iils. It now turns out the call for
troops lust night was mado in tbe heat of ex
citement and was without a warrant.
A German's Suicide.
Omaiia, Xeb. Dec C. Herman Gicseke a
German restaurant keeper of this city, com
mitted suicide this afternoon by snooting
himself in the head. Financial trouble w,
Gov. Hoadley, of Ohio, yesterday refused
to commute the sentence of John B. Huff
man, sentenced to be hanged December 16.
Tho directors of tho Bell telephone com
pany have petitioned tho legislature to al
low an increase of their capital to $20,000,
000. A fire yesterday destroyed the principal
business block in'Myertdale, Pa.
It is denied thut the striking batten at
Norwald, Conn., have committed a breach
of tho peace
John C. Baker and J. X. Shaul, loading
business men of Mechanicshorg, Ohio, have
a'rijned. Liabilities. 15C,000, nominal as
Butterfield & Scrabb's saw mill burned at
Alpha, Michigan, this morning. Loss, S35,-
Nick Foley and John Mettzerg fought a
brutal prize fight at McKees Rock', IV. lait
evening. Both men were badly punished
and the fight was a draw.
Queen Victoria has assented to the fran
F. A. Martonate, a dry goods merchant,
of Bay City, Mich., failed vesterday. Lia-
i ,,.,.- rinn. .,.. to .-wt
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The loss by fire of Cortming
woou worKinc cswoiisiimcnv
on Maiden ,
street, Bo'lon. Mass.,
lnlt niifhL will resrh
from SS5.000 o $10,000; insurance, $,000. j
Relief committee) have tx-cn formes at !
Belleville and Toronto, Ont., for tho relief of !
the people of IMIcvillp v?bo r itr luffeiing j
from the scourge of small poi. ;
The tariff committee at Toronto, on the;
largo manufactures' av-ociation, Urongly dt- '
nouna? convict labo,. ,
The clevalrd railway of .New Tork to-day
comnlied with the oruers of th court a few ;
day ao and paid into the city treasury
Slti'lsji.'J.'J, tbe full amount of taxc declare
Rev. Kdward Brcnnan. ami Co. na'torofi
the church at Cumlrlund, Md., bm found J
lead in fci bed V-dy at tins midswc of
Vicar General McColgan. lie died of heart
Charles O. Berg, of Kansas City, iiUnt
passenger agent of the Alton railroad, bis
Wn appoint! eastern piuwnger agent of
that rosd with headquarters in "ew York
A terrific explotioo ."fdynsmit: occurred
In one of the principal itreeU of Santiego,
Chn,l'J,etrdJr' ,.Tcr woman and boy
wa killed. Buildings in the vicinity were
aj1,j, f.iAit,.Mm n .m! AV
the Kew York fence fugitite. are at 3lnn.
.OUBH-wa -..-. .- V(VUt -,.. - .-.
trenl. It ) believed ther are on tbeirwsy
Jcwt! Firkburji, millionaire awl the 1
wfnitbieit tnn in that part of Pennsylvania, (
died to-day at Elkland, aged B-.
Tbe French chamber of coraraeTC has j
protested againtt. increasing ih dutl on
United SlaUn Minister Ksvuoa it vrcpiT- J
ing an eUbont project concerning the &ea- j
trality of the Congo bwin.
MERCHANT TAILOR, I
317 Douglas Avenue 317
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Al complete acd etetract he cf grsod
cosstastJy oa hasd.
Best of, inrrfariea escpioTeii and th moat
KTuta sju ta ax cny ujrwi out.
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nartaatm; uu retsut! cad eood. snaest
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of a ititlurllon of
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Condoling ot New Market. KtiMlmi Circular, Ooliuitn
fo all Colore anil !!crUIJlit ret-eivnd al '
Eajrlo Buildinar (New No.), 1 1 1 Doutflna Avo.
)ry Goods, Boots, Shoes, fc
E. P. HOVET & 00,
rfjBavc decided on a change in their'business,
r.anu win on Monuay,
entire stock of Dry Goods, Coots and Shoes,
At a great sacrifice, to
will prove a golden opportunity to purchase
good goods at less than eastern jobbing
prices. Please remember that
THIS IS NO HU3IBUG SALE
We mean just what we
t Iy state that our entire
! prices that will interest
B. P. HOVBY & CO.
Xetr I. Ine ol
uec. ist, oiler tneir
close at once. This
iay.and we positive-
stock will be sold at
all close cash buyers.
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