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THURSDAY, MAY 81, 1888.
JOHN J. COOPEK, President.
O. L. MOORE. Vice, President.
HICHARD "WARING, Secretary.
A. W. RICE, Treasurer.
JOHN J. COOPER, A.W.1UCE,
O. L. MOORE. B. P. NELSON.
Richard Waring, Business Manager.
C. M. IIarqer, City Editor.
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WALTER Q. GHESHAM,
of New Jersey.
JOHN A. ANDERSON.
A syndicate has been formed in De
troit to tunnel the river to Canada.
The corkscrew committee will f um
ish the enthusiasm at St. Louis next
All of the Kansas Congressmen have
been re-nominated and they will all be
John A. Anderson, on May 19th, ac
cepted the nomination of the Union
Labor convention which met at Clay
Streeter, of Illinois, and Cunning
ham, of Arkansas, are the nominees of
the "Union Labor" division of the
jreut Labor party.
With Blaine positively out of the
race, look out for such a Gresham
movement as will recall the days of
Lincoln and of Grant.
The Democrats are using every de
spicable weapon In their power against
Senator Ingalls. The latest charge is
that he is a relation of Cleveland.
An exchange, pointing to the fact of
a snake bite being cured by whiskey,
assures its readers that the rule won't
work both ways,
the bite of whisky.
Snakes can't cure
Jt is said that a Wichita preacher,
who iiad been unduly interested in real
estate. g.tve out his text recently as:
-Matthew's addition to the New Tes
tament, Block 7, lot S. "'
James G. Blaine's positive and reit
erated refusal to be a candidate, opens
the way for the other leading candi
d ites for nomination at Chicago. Pre
eminent among them all stands the
star of the West. "Walter Quinton
There are several classes of men who
cannot build a city. First, the fellows
who squeeze the eagle on a dollar until
it squawks. Second, the wbiners who
-will do nothing themselves and com
plain because some other fellov, by his
energy, is trying to push along the city
in all that tends to its material ad
vancement. Third, the men who have
accumulated fortunes through the en
ergy of others, and who refuse to give
up a dollar for a manufacturing estab
lishment or other enterprise that will
bring wealth to the city. The classes
named and others stand as an adman
tine wall against the prosperity of many
eities and towns. Winfield Telegram.
The Coming Straggle.
With the approach of the Republican
National convention, the Republican
iarty begins to concentrate its strength,
drop its old dissensions and look for
ward to preparation for a certain victo
ry. It needs no demonstration to prove
that this action is a necessary one. A
party opposed by the force of a reign
iug administration cannot afford to do
anything else. The defeat of four
years ago can be directly traced, among
other causes, to party dissension. The
stalwart and half-breed split in Xew
York was more than sufficient to cause
the defeat of the Republican ticket.
It is gratifying to notice that the
leaders of the party in the Empire
State, the State upon which more than
iiny otaer hangs success or defeat, in
their convention at BoJEalo a few days
ag) shook hands over the old difficul
ties and pledged themselves to a hearty
support of the ticket to be nominated
at Chicago. And they are not alone.
Prom every State comes the same ral
lying cry. They have, perhaps, a favor
ite for the nomination, but they do not
insist upon him. The man that can be
elected is then: choice. The West be
lieves, and the belief is rapidly becom-
tag general, that Walter Q. Gresham.
.-is-thecianmost suitable to head the
ticket. His gualiflcations pre-eminently
fit him ta lead the Republican hosts
to victory. If be is nominated, every
party leader in the 3Iaion will give
feim a hearty support. Wi& harmony
nd united effort, there is no reason
wjiy -success cannot be gained. Surely
tbece awe .abundant reasons -why the
3eocracyhould be thrown from the
(POskioB.whicfe-lfc has failed to fill satis
factorily and in -which it has proved
muiCOsmpByWC to ace iot toe
pest interests or ss comu.jy.
The Republican Leader Writes
Decisive Letter to Whitelaw
Wrw Yohk, May 30. The Tribune pub
lishes the following letter from Mr. Blaine:
WUUlaw Beid, Etq., Editor Kets York Tribune:
PABlS,Mayl7. MY Deabmr: since mj re
turn to Paris from Southern Italy on the 8th
last, I have learned (which I did not before be
lieve) that my name may yet be presented to
the National convention as a candidate for the
Presidential nomination of the Republican
party. A single phrase of my letter of January
85 from Florence which was decisive of every
thing I had the personal power to decide has
been treated by many of my most valued friends
as not absolutely conclusive in ultimate and
possible contingencies. On the other hand
friends equally dsvoted and disinterested have
construed my letfr (as it s. ould be construed)
to be an unconditional withholding of my
name from the National convention. They
have in consequence Riven their sup
port to eminent gentlemen who are candidates
for the Chicago nomination some of whom
would not, I am sure, nave consenieu vo as
sume that position if I had desired to represent
the party in the Presidential contest of 1883.
It I should now, by speech or by silence, by
permission or omission, permit my name in any
event to come before the convention, I should in
cur the reproach of being uncandidwith those
who have always been candid with me I speak,
therefore, because I am not willing to remain
In a doubtful attitude. I am not willing to be
the cause of misleading a single man among the
millions who have given me their suffrages and
their confidence. I am not wUilngthat even
ane of my faithful supporters in the past should
think me capable of paltering double sense
with my words.
Assuming that the Presidential nomination
jould by any chance bs offered to me, l couiq
lot accept it without leaving in the minds of
Jiousands of these men the impression that I
jad not been free from indirection and there
'ore I could not accept it at alL The misrepre
sentations of malice haTe no weight, but the
Aist displeasure of friends I could not patiently
ndure. . . . .
Republican victory, the prospects of which
trow brighter every day, can be imperiled only
)y lack of unity In council or by acrimonious
ontest over men. The issue of protec
ts incalculably stronger man auj-
nun. lor 11 concerns
jf the present and of generations yet to come.
,Vere it possible for every voter of the Repub
lc to see for himself the condition and recom
jense of labor in Europe, the party of free
rade in the United States would not receive
,he support of any wage worker between the
;wo oceans. It may not be directly in our
wwer as philanthropists to elevate the Eu
ropean laborer, but it will be a lasting stigma
jpon our statesmanship if we permit the Amer
can laborers to be forced down to the European
.evel. And in the end the rewards of labor
everywhere will be advanced if we steadily re
fuse to lower the standard at home. Yours
rery sincerely, James G. Blaise.
THE PROHIBITION CONVENTION.
IvDiiXAPOLis, Ind.,May30. The arrivals
rt.iocrat.PR to the Prohibition National
convention, which will assemble here have
been numerous, and nearly all are now on
the ground. Governor BtJohn came yester
day afternoon with the California delega
tion, havinsc joined them at Kansas City.
Miss Frances E. Willard is also here. As
yet there is no certainty of the presence of
General Fiske, who has been detained and
may not arrive at alL
The hour of assembly of the convention
is fired at ten a. m., but at a meeting of
the National Committee last night it -was
decided to recommend to the convention
that after the permanent officers have been
installed and the preliminary routine busi
ness disposed of a recess be talten until
three p. m. to allow the committee on ere.
dentlals time to prepare its report. During
the recess exercises will be neia in tae
convention hall by the blue and the gray,
an adjunct of the Prohibition party com
posed of ex-soldiersof the North and South.
The evening will also be devoted to a sim
TJje National Committee last night de
cided to recommend the following as tem
porary oflicars of the convention: Chair
man, Rev. H. A. Delano, of Connecticut;
secretary, J. B. Cranfill, ot Texas; first
assistant secretary, Mrs. 1L M. Brown, of
Cincinnati, O.; second assistant secretary,
George P. Wells, of Minnesota. The usual
committees will be appointed, each con
aistlng of o&e member from each State and
The Republican party of the inftli
Kansas district has honored itself in
honoring our present Congressman,
John A. Anderson, with a teaomina
tion. Among the seven brilliant Kan
sas Congressmen, none stands higher
or has done more honest work for the
Republican party and the piute at
large than he. That he is doing a work
for the whole people is proven by the
fact that he is endorsed, not alone by
the Republicans but by those of other
parties as well. This is nothing against
him, it is indeed a compliment; for, as
he himself says, more certain victory
can be accomplished by "uniting on
the same candidate than & plan which,
by dividing the supporters, would
strengthen the opponents."
Hon. John A. Anderson was nomi
nated by acclamation at Junction City.
He will be elected overwhelmingly in
The Xew York papers fairly howl
over the alarming number of deaths
caused by contact with the electric
Belva Lockwood and Alford Love
head the National Equal Rights ticket.
Free whiskey is one of the platform
Russian spelling is going to be re
vised. This will be tough on Russian
editors, some of whose most brilliant
articles have been the result of pied
Voorhees on Gresham.
if Judge Gresham misses the nomi
nation at Chicago, it certainly will not
be for lack of friends for he seems to
have an astonishing assortment of
these, embracing men of every tint of
political opinion. And now comes
Senator Voorhees, who, as reported by
a Washington correspondent, recently
expressed himself as follows:
1 have known Walter Gresham for a
great many years, and I have always
known him as a brave, honorable,
manly man. ue never am a mean
thing and he never will. There isn't
anything that can be said against bun
personally, and if I am compelled to
go upon the stump in Indiana against
him as a presidential candidate I give
you notice that you will not find in any
speech that I shall make anything that
will conflict with the opinions I express
to you now about Gresham as a man.
There is nothing that any man can say
against him. He has a personal cour
age, whiirare and which has gained
distinction for' tam, and he is just as
courageous in political ma,iers. My
fight against him in Indiana andbe-
whara ennld onlv De one or cartv Drin-
THE NATION'S DEAD.
Memorial Day Exercises Yesterday
Hon. J. E. Burton Delivers a Mag
Memorial day, 18S8, in no way fell
behind those of former years in enthu
siasm, numbers in attendance or ap
propriateness of the exercises, ine
weather was all that could be desired,
it being one of those typical days that
onl) Kansas can give. Long before
the time for decorating the graves, the
people from the country and neighbor
ing towns came pouring in and by 10
o'clock the city was full of people all
in their gayest attire.
At that hour, the G. A. R. Post and i
Woman's Relief Corps and band
marched in a body to the cemetery, ac
companied by hundreds of people in
carnages, xnere tne graves ol me
dead soldiers were decorated with
flowers, the ritual was read and a mil
itary salute iired over the last resting
place of the heroes by a chosen corps of
old soldiers. After returning to the
city, the ranks were broken until 1
o'clock, when the formal procession
and march of the day took place.
The procession forming on A street,
marched up Broadway in the following
Muyor and City Council.
Uniformed Rank K. P.
Co. D fourth regiment, K. N. G., nnd drum
Sons of Veterans.
Speaker of the day and chaplain.
G. A. R. drum corps.
Abilene Post G. A. R.
Citizens in carriages and on horseback.
W. S. Anderson, Chief Marshal.
After parading the principal streets
of the city they repaired to the opera
house where the members of the G. A.
R. were seated in the places assigned
them. The remaining space was soon
fllled and many turned away unable to
find even standing room.
Tost Commander announced a dirge
by the band. Rev. W. H. Zimmerman
offered a feeling invocation after which
followed a song by Messrs. Hargreaves,
Hough, Sumner and Sharr.
In an appropriate manner Hon. J.R.
Burton, the orator of the day, was then
introduced by Comrade Anderson, the
vast audience greeting him with cheer
Mr. Burton before commencing his
speech recited with true dramatic elo
quence ahd jjnpassioned utterance the
famous poem entillctf, "Sheridan's
Ride." The fact of "Little Pbjl's"
present dangerous illness made the de
livery of the poem all the more appro
After the applause following upon
the recitation had subsided, hjs spoke
One by one the comrades are going
into camn on the other side. A few
more years and the veterans will he no
with us. Life is short when
stretched out to its fullest length, but
wju-celv a soldier of tne late war
whose vears of life have not been less-
pned bv reason ot the hardships en
dureft. Je may have mised death
thrmmiuHifcail Ihfi dancers or war, lie
may have mavehed v?iik 3 firm step at
the last grana reunion, vut. & ?w
sweens upon him the rheumatic naiU,
the smothered feeling at the heart, the
npryons tremor of the hand, the rapid
w.ininr cf the vital powers, evidence
the terrible attains f the physical and
mentalman,enduredKnyersgonB fey on
the march, in the battle, or pcruaps ni
the prison pen in the South. And go I
repeat, not one soldier in a thousand,
who survived the shock of battle and
the ravages of disease, but has given a
portion of his lite to nis country.
it is this thoucht that makes me
jinarv a the expression of any mean
spirit toward pensioning the soldiers
Thank God, a generous constituency
has forced our legislator jty do some
thing. I might add, to do a great cteci;
hut enoaah has not been done' and will
not be, until wery syryivor of the war
is placed above want,
If fortune has smiled utj&nhjm and
he has plenty and to spare and does not
p.irp. to ask for a pension, all rleht. but
1 if hs is needy, he must be cared for
Xor ata i m javor oi neing overcareiui
about inquiriaa into his conduct and
habits of life since tn s?rr. Even if
he has indulged in dissipation anifcen
thriftless about money matters,! am
ready tQ look with charity on all the
acts of his a&sr life. It may be that
senrvv or some chronic poison has
lurked in his blood since wading
through the swamps or tne eoutn, ana
filing the need of stimulants has took
to drink and carried the habit to excess.
It may be tw Jost the art of making
mnnev while 6eUtin2 rebels. He
learned to love couatftr $3 much more
thnn splf. that the passion iox money
oozed entirely out of him. Again, it &
a ntfnrinus fact that the best soldiers
ure usually noor money makers.
Grant was a stupendous failure all
hi lifp. at money making, Qnj once
did he achieve success in that dfr ect&n,
and that act, like all his daring deeds,
was performed in tne isce ot aeatn
He could do nothing in Wall street, his
soul was too great, he had too much
faith in humanity, he believed too
much iff. what people told him to make
a successful, ooeraior among me
moneved sharks .Qf Km York.
But when the dfead.ed jtnger of
death approached fox the last time pifk
determined WefoSAd.the .great general
turned to say gao4P?p w P pe
children, his soul was cUsi$gvd at the
thought that he was leaving ins m)y
in poverty, and setting his iron jaw lie
seized the pen ana Dade death wait
until Iip. wita a chartered deed of
wealth for Iris laveL ?nes.
It was then that -QrajU, aps really
greatnot when he stormed ityo&A
son nor whfin, after he fought the ljal
tle of Shilob to Et and conquered the
ignorant, malicious jai? renal forces of
the Xortb; nor in his cajPtu$e fit yjeks
burg; nor in his campaign in ,th,e .
at the end of which he took the rebel
capital and the rebel enemy; nor yet in
his great civil aetsas pj-eaident but
Grant was incomparably great wnan fn
his last battle with death he would not
surrender until he bad safely landed
his family beyond the. reach of want.
Wantl'an enemy that knows no mercy.
IjTor do I want any soldier to go to a
soldier's bone unless it is his wish . If
I Via ftoo "o ramiTff T
.!' ' 'Al?, i- i t.r i i v
Jrmlefctf Ift&f &$ a
iaab pim w xutvtj ljio
children. Want should never be per
mitted to divorce a soldier from bis
As I said before the veterans are
growing old, and this Nation is grow
ing rich and we of a younger genera
tion, who have inherited the vast
wealth preserved by their valor, can
well afford to be just or even generous.
It seems to me iittwg upon mis uay,
set apart especially to keep green the
memory of our hero dead, after decorat
intr their craves with flowers and re
calling the grand achievements and
great sacrifices of the soldiers both liv
ing and dead, to reflect seriously about
the wars, to inquire the causes that
lead to such a bloody conflict among
the people of a common country, and
to ask ourselves if there be any dangers,
remote or near, that now threaten a
similar affliction upon this people. It
ought to be our duty to learn wisdom
from the past and not leave as a heri
tage to future generations this Nation
inoculated with any deadly poison that
will sap its moral and intellectual
powers, and to get rid of which poison
the antidotes of blood and tears must
The war was the result of an irrecon
cilable conflict between liberty and
This nation could no longer remain
half slave and half free. It was neces
sary tither to divide our country, or to
make it all slave or all free.
Had any man used such language as
the foregoing thirty years ago ne wouia
have bean considered in the north a
crazy fanatic and in the south a base
criminal, and yet so rapid is the growth
of ideas in a revolution, that twenty
years ago or ten years thereafter, the
above statements were universally rec
ognized as true as now, that slavery
was wrong! Then "vox popvli, vox dei"
is not always a true saying, and yet the
basic stone of our governmental struct
ure is that the majority shall rule.
The voice of the people is the voice of
power if not always the voice of God.
Witness the act of our forefathers
in fastening slavery upon this country.
Think of men, who went barefooted
and suffered all kinds of privations for
seven long vears rather than acknowl
edge a mild" form of servitude or even
concede the right of Great Britain to
levy tribute upon them; think, I say, of
such a people being so unjust and
shortsighted as to found a country half
slave and half free.
Others may talk about the greatness
nnrt frondiifiss of our forefathers. It
suits my purpose to talk about their
follies and natii-nal crimes.
I can point the lesson better touay
by telling you that George Washington
owned slaves, and that the heroes of
the revolution believed in the divine
right of slavery.
The voice of the people was heard in
favor of slavery in the first congress
and in every congress thereafter until
a just God pricked the conscience of
the nation with a sword. To get rid of
slavery, a heritage left us by the fram
ers of this government, slavery, the
curse supported by the voice of the
people, three hundred thousand brave
men ripped open their veins and poured
their'life's blood upon their country's
altar. It cost vastly more tljan that
it cost an ocean of tears wrung from
the eyes of women and childrent cost
golden treasure piled mountain high;
it co3 broken home circles never more
to be restored it cost an era of crime
and peculation, the fruits of which can
not be measured tjijs side of eternity.
Indeed, our forefathers were brave,
good men, but they left an awful curse
upon their dependants.
But did they fasten slavery upon
this country willingly? Ho, no, a
thousand times, no! To say that would
be to slander all the dead of the revo
lution, and all who lived aftei them for
more than half a century. Had Wash-
i incrton and his colleagues oeen iiiteu
to Uwl Plaited intellectual national
plateau to which ,3 Laye been thrown
by the volcanic eruptions of iniprne
ciuo strife, slavery would have died in
this country before the constitution
was framed, and the late war would
have been averted..
We can better understand how far
from the truth is tbe saying, ngnt,
vox det." by a brief appsal to history.
It was the voice of the people that
supported the bigots in their use of the
thumbscrews and the racks in the
Spanish inquisition. It was the voice
of the people that sanctioned the
crimes of the Duke of Alva in the low
countries. It was the voice of the peo-
1 pin of the people of our country that
demanded ws iiunuug uj. Dupyuocu
witches in Nejv England. Ninety-five
millions of people to' believe that
Mohammed' was a prophet; Jtheywould
4 to fOF'tfeeb; religion just 'as readily as
Christians wohM die for their faith.
The vohe ef the peQPte sancUPueo
Solomon's action in thfi kftem'ng pf hjs
concubines, and David in his atrocities
in war. The voice of the people in the
past has upheld every kind of religious
worship, from the mother's sacrifice of
her child to tiio Juggernaut to the sim
ple faith of the Christian's jcrayer.
Tn thn wnrld of amusement the .voice
of the people at one age or another hhs
I nr.ir fn tho Vvlrvviv nrpTtn. thp. martial
yet brutal jomt. $e cowardly bull
fight, the weird impersanafoflns of dei
ties, devils and angels, the vulgar vari
ety show, and the interpretation of tbe
ennobling characters of the immortal
Shakespeare. In government the voice
Of tbe people has supported every form
conceived fey the devil, and sanctioned
every abuse of pr assumed by am
bition and maintained fey jLha sword.
But when we reflect that civilizatioa
has been a growth, is "yet a grow.th,
that matt has sjinggled through dark
ness up fci'a bigM'"Jacej hat
"The thoughts or iaen are Jeneg V.Ub tip
proceisof the sun,"
and then remember bow far in advance
of liberal thought were the framers of
our country to the rulers of any other
yet in existence, and how much nearer
to liberty was the genius of our consti-
timsn ihan any before framed oy man-
ynd.Fwa'&uw;-raider proper praise to
the viftuenfr Mf&afa on forefath
ers.' 'Yet theiesson' df'the hour would
fceiostif wefafle'd to see' ribtf 4whab,
with their &rbt, toey could not see.
But coming down from the days of
WonMnfrrnn tn the davs Gt Lincoln.
how many men could be found in this
country even as late as I860, wnd dared
Jo say slavery was wrong, and now
many less' in camber that dared to
satf'the curse fihouKrix? snninated?
A few like WiUi Lloy3 M
Wonrtpii Phillips and" John Brow:
rfiofceafid by the people then as fanatics
anddesmseib.7 3ny as criminals; '
people of the north as tfeU igmmih
put a Jaw upon our s.tatute eMm
making it a crime to gjye a cup of wafer
to a famishing slave in bis fligbj for
Tn thp north as well as the south, the
vnira nf the tieonlB fostered, protected
and upheld tke infamous crime of slav-
ry,anane'vtt'tbbufW b giving it up
until the very life of the nation was in
But if the north did even more than
concede slavery to the south, the peo
ple of that section made it their special
care. There was money in slaves and
labor in that section had grown to be
a badge of dishonor. This was the in
evitable result of slavery, the press,
the campaign orator and tho pulpit
stood in solid phalanx in favor of slav
ery. The people were educated
for generations to believe in the
Divine right of slavery.
This sentiment that slavery was
right gave courage to the southern sol
diery. iney ueneved tuey were nent
ing for the right, for home and coun
try, and this made the war so bloody
and so long.
Now let us inquire about the voice
of the people at the present time. How
is the public opinion moulded. Is there
danger that the voice of the people in
the present may speak the wrong in
stead of the right? Does the spirit of
patriotism animate our people in the
control of this country as it should?
Is there not a danger cloud to be seen
on the horizon no bigger than a hand,
that may grow into a destructive
storm, and sweep with terrific fury
over this land? For the past twenty
five years this nation has been devel
oped in material wealth to an extent
unsurpassed by that of any other in
the known world. We have built
thousands of miles of railway and tele
graph lines; vast areas of country have
been populated; immigration has flow
ed with a constant stream to our
shores; the gold of other countries has
ueen snippea in aiuiuab uy wio amy
load; the gnlches of mountains have
been bored into, and been made to
yield their wealth for our benefit.
These splendid opportunities have
whetted our thirst for money to such
an extent that the current of public
thought is flowing in a mighty volume
in the pursuits of gold. Commerce is
getting out of its legitimate channels.
Gold is raising a standard of caste in
other things than social life. The love
for money is corroding to a great ex
tent the conscience of the Nation.
Commerce is entenug the domain of
politics, and I had almost said the sa
cred field of religion.
In the palmy days of Clay and Web
ster, and latterly in the days of Morton
and Douglas, these great giants could
hold their places in the United States
Senate and not be able to pay their
debts. Money then did not influence
the politics of "the country like it does
now. Let me illustrate oue of the
methods by which public opinion is
Shrewd politicians for their own pur
pose, in the State of Coronado, decided
to elect Farmer Jones secretary of state.
If elected, Jones will obey them. These
politicians have control of the press,
and aggregated capital has control
of the politicians. By a clever organi
zation they can boom Farmer Jones for
secretary of state, in many quarters of
the State, and gravely charge by the
press, that the people, roused to the
virtues of Farmer Jones, have decided
to make him secretary of state, and the
politicians who are opposed to Farmer
Jones must take a back seat. The
people are hoodwinked, and the scheme
works. Fanner Jojies is elected, gets
his orders what to Jo from the. politi
cians, and usualjy ooeys them.
Whose fault is ajl this? It is the
fault ef the voter. That shrewd banker
knpw all t)ie time tjiat Farmer Janes
was a fraud an4 a demagogue, but he
didn't have tjme to pay any attention
to it, A small circle of informed citi
zens are outo the game, but tjiey are
top busy with their respective callings
to pay any uttentjon to politics. A
large number of voters go to tho polls
without havine carefully studied what
thpir rlntv is in the exercise of their
rights. Another larger number are so
neglectful of the great trust reposed in
them by the Government that they
stay at home on election day, while
aribtliei class, it must be confessed,
pollute the ballot for gold.
Without persuing this subject fur
ther, he has not read history aright un
less it is perfectly plain that if com
merce cannq't be (Jiyided from, the fielji
of pblitics.ttns Qoyerriifient, now strong
enough to wjiip tf)P ppmbiped forces of
all Nations, if we should be aUwil,
is not strong enough to withstand the
insidious foe of political neglect, and
This country has been bought and
paid for with the price of blood, and we
should preserve it. In the hurry of
life we are apt to forget the most sacred
duties devolving upon us. This Memo
rial Day has been established by the
spiriVof patriotism that would keep
alive" the fterYjic ! acts ( of the 'soldiers.
Today all over this country jve Weae
garjands of flowers and spread them
HPPR the graves of QUr hprqic dead.
Thesa soldiers freed death in every
hideous form known to malijinant war
fare, and many of them died upon the
field of carnage or in the hospitals of
pain, and some in the awful prison
pens of the south. Our ideal death is
at home, surrounded by loved ones.
ISveh then, with those .nearest and
dearest novering by. Death is called the
King of Terrors". ' Tbjs, however, is a
mistaken notion. 'If Nye had no' other
proof that deatft was pbp Jrinjr of ter
rors, than the hproic acts of the nmon
soldiers, that would be sufficient, The
soldier in battle feared the lowering of
the national emblem a thousand times
more than he feared death. There is
not a veteran before me but would pre
fer death to the destruction of our
homes, our school houses or our
" No, eath is not the king of terrors.
Death tthe 'beginning of life,
the hjea of immortality was- not feofn
of ny preed or faith., it springs spopr
taneously froni p?ery bfeast, The dp
sire to live hereafter has bred in every
heart the idea of immortality.
In the beautiful Greek drama of
"Ion" the idea of immortality is ex
pressed by the hero in reply to that
question always asked by the lips of
love in the presence of death. "Shall
ue eet again?" said Clemantha to her
fovef. His answer was: "I have asked j
tnac areaurui queawuu uf hid fjwg mn
seem eternal; of tb'e "streams that flow
forever; of the stars,' "amorig wHosb
Gelds of azure my raised spirit hath
walked, blit when I look into thy lov-
fng'eyes Iteel there is something m'thy
love that crihnot" whoJly "perish. We
shall meet again, Clemautha.!.5"
IJTe should go from "this hall today
Jbetterniei ap5 s?onien $han when "we
came1. Vesnoufd'remeniber tb.ati gd
ting money is'nit'allf here" is df life.
We should have, stamp'ect" anev? jfopn,
cut "Souls that this country ctT'enbugh'
iu3&tes3i?oJfi&' psjns- lj the
future rnore of &m ttiinkfof aghington
gt Valley Forge, Qf warren at Btmker
Hill, of the army of the Revolution at
Let us take our inspiration from
tMnJdnf of Sheridan at Cedxr Creek, j
of Hancock at Gettysburg, of Logan at
Atlanta, of Sherman on his march to
the sea, of Old Pap Thomas at Nash
ville, of Fighting Joe Hooker above the
clouds, of Grant at Donaldson, Shiloh,
Vicksburgand Appomatox, and the
daring and unselfish sacrifices of the
whole grand army of heroes, living and
dead, who breasted the storm of treason
and washed with their blood the last
blot from our flag.
A few weeks ago I was driven to
Lincoln Park, in Washington, to see
that splendid piece of statuary, "The
Emancipation." In heroic size, in
bronze, was a splendid likeness of the
immortal Lincoln. His sad, honest
face is touched with a mixed expression
of pity, love and hope; his outstretched
hand is extended over the prostrate
figure of an African slave, as though
he is bidden to rise by the great eman
cipator. Tbe word seems to have been
just spoken that gives the slave his
freedom; the broken shackels are fall
ing from his wrists, and the upturned
face of the prostrate figure as he is
about to rise from slavery to freedom
beams at the great Lincoln a look of
gratitude and love that shows the in
spiration of the freedmen in building
1 thought as I stood before the cold
marble how much of life and hope, of
toil and sorrow, of duty and crime it
represented. I then for the lirst time
realized the glory of the union soldiers'
toil. It was said in eulogy of Wilber-
force that when he died he went into
the presence of his God bearing the ,
cnams ot 3uu,uuu west India
slaves. The soldiers of the republic
did more than that. They have seized
with one hand the clanking manacles of
4,000,000 of bondsmen, and with the
utuer -t,uuu,uuu ox cnanerea aeeus oi , n. J. s. Friedman, Mamie Friedman, T. s Bui
American citizenship. And with these ie, ! v Moore, j. T.Bird, t.. p. Moore, w. e.
chains in one hand and these deeds in f3A&SSSSS
the Other, they Step into the forum of Simon and L. Meyer, copartners as I.
nations and challenge the admiration 1 a53lB5?Pa"ni, Qe01nJ' Enr.eha.t,
r .. tji? j Robert Winning and John A. Johi.-
oi the present, and the ever advancing son, copartners as Engiehirt, winnirg
future. and Company; K. L. Barton and George
, . ,. . , , A. Barton, copartners doing business as Barton
Our peerless Orator Was listened to Brothers; J.C. Manhelmer, copartnership nomi-
witii tlm nlncoot HDntmn and intar na, J- Manheimer and Company; A. W. Schuster,
with tne closest attention and inter- J w ningston, e. u. Ronton and August
runted at everv nausp. hv round after Schuster, copartners as Schuster, ningston and
round Of applause. HIS magnihcent
eiiort was truly characteristic ot "our
Burton," and that is praise enough.
At its close he was the recipient of an
elegant basket of cut flowers.
,t0ft f ,
"America" was sung by the vast
audience, and then W. T. Davidson re
quested all bid soldiers who had not
received their orders from the pension
department to call upon him at once.
Aftpr "M.-irphinf Through Georgia :' Judgment, to-wit: ror roreciosure of said mort
ivner juarcning xnrougn ueoraia, pagean(1 f0P the sale of lots thirteen (13) and
by the quartet and the audience, Hev. rmeen (15) in block number seventeen (ir).in the
t i ,. t t j- i n i. town ofHelngton, In Dickinson county, and
J. h. Mckeehan dismissed the throng State ot Kansas; and that the proceeds of said
h.;Mi fha lionoHinfi.iT, i sale be applied to the payment er said note and ln-
Wlin ine Denemcuon, tcrost and costs therein, and that you be forever
Thus closed another perfect Memo- &$ gHff. 0fTm lot.,"
rial Dav in Abilene, fittinslv observed made by appraisement as is provided by law.
... . , .
alike with reference to the sleeping
dead and the waiting soldiers yet on
this side the river.
At a meeting in the court 'house im
mediately after the exercises, the fol
lowing resolutions were unanimously
passed by Abilene Post No. 63, G. A.
Resolved, That the thanks of this
Post are hereby tendered to the Hon.
J. R. Burton for Wis instruptive, elo
quent and natriotic address, and we
fieartjly endorse tbe Jj m
powerfully presented by the speaker.
Resolved. That we tenner our nearty
thanks to Hiawatha band for the splen
did music which they so freely ren
dered; also, to the following organiza
tions: Ladies Relief Corps; Co. D, 4th
Regt. N. G.; Uniformed Rank, Knights
U 11il.lnn nl 4-V.a A ntlnnn As r!rrim4-
mont, for their valuable assistance in
Ul X YllUiia, cilIU UiDAUliCUCUiCUOaiir
the exercises of the day.
W. S. Anderson, )
W. L. Allison, Committee.
J. Scnopp, i
Unanimously adopted, May SO, 1888.
D. Mattison, Post Com.
F. y. Close, Adj't.
We will pay you 1
ejrtsper dozen cash
for all the eggs you
brinpusto the Parlor
W. L. COOLEY, the Jeweler,
Has Removed liis Stock of Jewelry to 202 3d St,,
A few'doors east ox his former location, where he will be found with a larger
l better jme or watcnes, urpeps, jeweiry, nver am auv-f f,jieu ifo,
les and- Eve-elasses. at loivep. prices than pthprs dare sen tnem. ne
does not belong to any ring or clique but is running bis business on its merits,
and is bound to win if low prices and honest goods will de it. All goods sold
are warranted to be as represented. Repairings of all kinds neatly and care
fully done. All goods sold engraved free of charge. He invites all his old
friends and customers, and as many new ones as need anything in his line, to
call and see him in his new location.
COOLEY'S NOVELTY BAZAR
Is the Latest attraction in the city, and the place to get Bargains.
The , lo and 2Jc counters are sure to win. There are thousands of articles and erery one a bar
tfaii 'We have a" lafje line of tjlasvare; Tinware, Woodenware, Hardware, OU Paintings, Sta
tlQnenrrBoqfcs. Slatk'BalK Bits and iTqUqnlt fac.t a Ijftle 'crVerythlns and" we watif yqn'p
come fn arid look thenj over and see ft you do not ave 40 cents on every dollar's Wc.tfli of gQpds SffX
buy. To give a lullllst would be next to an impossibility as tho Una Is so large, but call and toe
them for yourself. 37-flm
SEE THE WORLD RENOWNED
WAITER A, WOOD
f v$ MS fee lightest raft
&fi4 Simplest Binders
tn the Market.
Notice of final Settlesieit.
In the Probate Court of Dickinson ooantr.
STATE OP KANSAS, I
Dickinson County. , !S
In the matter of the estate of William L. Smith,
Creditors and all others interested in said
estate arehereby notified that 1 Bhall make flnal
settlement of the said estate on tho first day of
the July term A. D. 1888. of th8 Probate Court In
and for said county, or as soon thereafter as the
same may be heard. aU persons lnteresPd wUl
take notice and be goremed accordingly.
Ida M. Smith, Execu.rtx.
C. C. BrrnNO, Jr., Attorney. to-lt
Notice of Final Settlement.
STATE OF KAKSAS.l .
Dickinson Coanty, j
In the Probate Court of said County.
In the matter ot the estate of John s. Plum, de
ceased. Creditors and aU others concerned are hereby
notified that on the 1st day of tho July term 18S8,
next ensuing, of the Probate Court, in and rnr
said county, or as soon thereafter as the same
may be heard, flnal settlement of said estate will
be made. AU persons Interested will take due
notice thereof and govern themselves according
ly. Jens H. Punr,
Martha W. Plux,
C. C. BiTTOiO, Jr Attorney. 4Mt
Notice of Appointment Execator.
STATE OF KANSAS, I ..
Dickinson County, f M
In the matt-rof the estate ot ThaddeusGross,late
of Dickinson county, Kansas.
Notice is hereby given, that on the 24th day of
February. A. D. 1888, the undersigned was by the
Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kansas, duly
appolnteJ and qnalifled as executo- of the lat
will and testament of .haddeus Gross late or
Dickinson county, deceased.
AU parlies interested la said estate will take
notice, and govern themselves accordingly.
4C-3 R. K. GROss.-Execu.tor.
state of kansas,i .
Dickinson ConntT. f00.
fR?raS?irS;tt J th.Mh t..., .
trlct. sitting within and for the county of
1'iukiuaua, Baiu oisic.
Frederick Stammler, Plaintiff.
Company; and J. K. Burnham, T K. Banna and
F. C.Stoepel, and Albert Munrer. O. L Wood-
T. O. Ii WOod-
unger and Com-
E'KT.'S "unman, aim
a j. . tneaman
and Mamio Friedman, of
parts unknown, wlU take notice that tuey have
in the District Court of Dickinson
county, in the Stale of Kansa, by Frederick
Stammler, upon his petition, together with copy
of mortgage, tiled in said court on the Mat day ot
May, 1838, wherein he prays Judgment acalnst
you for the sum of one hnndred and flfry dollars,
with Interest thereon attho rate of 10 per cent per
ainum from the25th day of May, 1887, less a credit
of fifty-one and 95-100 dollars, paid January 26th,
1SS8. UDOn a note and morttraee br you. and mrh
oi jou, made to the said plaintiff above named,
or order; who prays in his peUUon for the further
You. and each of you, will further take notice
that y oh must answer said petlUon on or beiom
the 15th day of August, 1888. or said petition will
betaken as true and Judgment rendered accord
Ins to the prayer thereof, as above recited.
To the above named copartnership defendants,
of tbe States or Missouri and Illinois.
Bullene, Moores, Emery and Company, of the
State ot Mit-sonrl: L, Simon andCompany. ot the
State ol Illinois; Engiehart, Winning and Com
pany; Barton Brothers, J Manhelmer and Com
pany, Schuster, Ilingston and Company, and
Burnham, Mungerand Company, of the State of
Missouri, defendants as above named:
Yon, and each of you, will take aotice that
you have, also, been sned in said action, as above
set out; and that plaintiff prays Judgment against
1 Jloa wiu & taken as true nnd judgment rendered
. according to me prayer or saia petition.
J. P CAXPBtlX.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Notice is hereby given that L. A.
Peck, of Carlton, Kansas, did, on the
, "b" " f"1 ?V v7,a T v !i
,,-a. , , rtp , 1QCO onl rtoo; ,i
atl . t. nf1pr,imiP(, ir.L-n ' wilann
aii his notes, accounts and account
books connecting and growing out of
bis business in said town of Carlton.
And all persons knowing themselves to
have been indebted to said L. A. Peck
on said May loth, 1888, will pay the
same to the said James R. Wilson, wljq
is 'authorized to make collections fgr
the assjgne'es aboye'narppd. '
J. F. Baxter,
James R. Wilson,
Dated May 31, 1888. 40-4t
The largest stock of diamonds,
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watches, jewelry and silverware, at E.
Sutter & Co.'s.