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Itzzt Hours and Death tof Emper
or Frederick IDE. ' '
The Empire ?Iourois tit- f-oss of Its Idol
Villluin III I'roclHimcd Bio-
graphlcal Skr-tchc 'if the
(Dead and tlir Liriu;
EMPHnOn FRKDEttICK IS DEAD.
Potsdaji, J una 1.1. Esipsror Fredericlr
died at eleven o'clock this morning.
Bep.lix, Jane 15. Tiis Jfrirhsaazrfyr.r
(official orcan) publishes the following
announcement of the death cf Emperor
The royal sufferer has ende-i his earthly ca
reer. By G -.d's desire the Kmpcror-Kin:j. our
most gracious master, pissed to h.s eternal
rest, shortly after eleven o'clock thl morn
ing, after Iocs and grievous sufferings, which
were borne 'with admirable fortitude and sub
.mission to'God's wilL The royaj housd and the
'German people have been twice bereaved
within a short time. They deeply mourn the
all-too-csrly decease of our much-belovDd Em
peror. Signed.! MisisritY or state.
WILLIAM PROCLAIMED ESirEUOR.
Berun, June 13. The IJuudesrath as
sembled at noon to-day. Prince Bis
marck, Chancelor o the Empire, formal
ly announced the demise of Emperor
Frederick III, and proclaimed the acces
sion to the German throne of Emperor
THE DEAD EMPEROP.'S LAST HOCRS.
Loxdox, June 1(5. The story of the
Emperor'8 last day of life is thus briefly
told: When Prince Bismarck took what
proved to be his final leave of his imper
ial master Thursday, the Emperor with a
great effort placed the hands of the Em
press in those of the Cnancelor, his eyes
the while unmistakably expressing an
appeal to the man of blood and iron to
protect and uphold the rights of the de
voted wife and prospective widow. Prince
Bismarck signified in words his interpre
tation of the Emperor's otherwise ex
pressed desire. He bowed low to the
Emperor, then to the Empress, and kiss
ing the hand of the Kaiser, promised to
faithfully obey his mute injunction.
At midnight the Emperor was assisted
from'his bed and placed in a chair. Tho
change brought a slight relief to the pa
tient, whose respiration was labored and
pulse fluttering. The members of the
the Emperor's family, with the exception
f the Empress, then retired for a brief
sleep, leaving the faithful wife perform
ing at the husband's bedside the weary
vigil prpmpted by love and duty.
Meanwhile the doctors, with the excep
tion of Dr. Hovall, who sat in a chair to
the left of the bed? paced'up and down the
large front room communicating with the
study in which the .Emperor was lying.
Dr. Hovall repeatedly examined the pulse
of tho sick man, and at one o'clock was
asked by His Majesty through tho medium
of a note written on the leaf of a pad:
"How is my pulse; are you satisfied with
From this hour there was a gradual de
w crease of the Emperor's strength until
three o'clock, when ti marked change for
the worse set in. The patient's face
blanched, and his eyes seemed to recede
in their sockets until they appeared to be
but half their normal size. The condi
tion of the Emperor alarmed his watch
ers, and the members of the imperial
family were summoned. Prince Henry
was the first to appear, closely followed
by the Crown Prince, "soon to become
Emperor. Both princes stationed them
selves at tho bedside, most of tho other
members of the family, who came soon
after them, standing near tho door.
The moribund Emperor rallied slightly
after the arrival of his children, and
, . maintained his improvement until five
Jp'cloek, whan tho final decline set in.
JFrom that hour to the end tho sinking was
gradual r.nd. steady." Last night's dis
"patches do not confirm the reported ef
forts of his Majesty to speak and write
during his last hour of life. At eleven
o'clock all of the dying man's family were
present at tho bedside. The Crown Prince
stood near the head of the bed, his form
erect and his gaze never once withdrawn
from the face of his father. His counte
nance was sorrowful, yet stern, and his
" . 'manner betokened full appreciation of
the burden of responsibility which was
rapidly boing transferred to him to bear
while he should live.
After tho administration of the sacra
ment to tho dying Emperor, Chaplains
Persius and Roege offered prayer. All
present were intensely affected. "When
the final moment arrived, and Dr. Mac
kenzie announced the end, the Empress
knelt and kissed the forehead of her dead
husband. The other members of the fam
ily advanced to tho bedside, kissed the
Emperor's hand and slowly retired, each
., one expressing grief by unrestrained
, sobs. The Empress bore up bravely.
She lingered tor a while after tho others
had withdrawn. Sho shed tears less
copiously than did her children, but con
vulsive sobs which shook her frame and
awakoned the compassion of all near, be
tokened an agony of pent-up suffering
which none couldshare or rolieve.
The body of the dead Emperor will lie
for tho present on the small iron bed
stead upon which he died, clothed in a
.white night-dress and covered by white
bedrcovering. Th- troops guarding the
' g body will remain under the command of
5 Major Natzer, who was attached to the
, person of the dead Emperor.
After the death of the Emperor the new
Kaiser, William III., instantly assumed
personal control of matters within and
without the castle. His first act was to
order the Hussars and Uhlans attached to
ue castle to rigidly guard the house and
grounds, allowing no one to enter or to
leave without a special permit All
"applications for permission to leave the
palace were refused, and passes,- except
those countersigned by the Emporor him
self, in his own hand, were canceled.
Passes issued at the instance of Dr. Mac-
j,, keuzie were rigidly and somewhat con-
' , spicuouslj repudiated,' especially those
which hatT been "given to reporters. The
- -troug cordon of troops surrounding the
. castle excited, much curious comment and
-'criticism both within and without the
schloss. As an illustration of the trans -
, ferof power, and tho. new Emperor's-de-
termination to exercise his authority, Dr.
Bergmann was telegraphed to yesterday
afternoon to perform an autopsy on the
body of the dead Emperor, and it is ru
mored that Dr. Mackenzie has made
preparations to leave in consequence. It
t was the wish of- Emperor Frederick that
hiSjfuneral should be as simple and pri
, vate.as possible, only his immediate rel
atives being present. A mourning serv
ice will be held at six o'clock this after
noon over the bier in the schloss. The
funeral proper will likely take place on
.'Frederick nx, known first as Prince FrerJ
' ierickiWilliam. and, then as. the Crown Prince,
was "born flftyseven yearsa?o. on Oct'ober IS,
1SS1, when Europe was shaken by revolutions.
loo precursors oi still
Kreater changes, and
the old forms were be
ginning to give place to
new. His father, then
Prince William, was
S-ha sccona son of Fred
erick Williaia in., irho
ascended the Prussian
throne In TTSr, the year
when the child was
bom who .came to be
Emperor in the palace
of the grand monarque.
.. J Aw
. 7nfm "H'.'J.w
His mother was Princess 'Aucusta of S.ixe-
"Weiisar. It need tardly be said at this
time oj Iay tint the Prussian Princes
r6w' up" clonrUxln" 'uniform,' ana, like
other Prussia subjects, are tauit their mil -lury
duties very early in life. The Crown
Prince had crcelcnt teachers notably Ernsl
Curtius; and in 15) he i ecame a stndnt at
Bonn. and. later on, rector. Willi a father so
manly and serious, yc; "jovial" ai one courtier
calls him. and a mother so accompl's'ieJ, the
Prince could nst fail to bs well tauat an 1
trained. He was tall, healthy. blue-cyeJ, frank
and simple, anJ he won regard wherever he
went when a youth. In the English court his
father was held in special esteem; and when,
having become Prince of Prnss a and heir-apparent,
he was dnven from Berlin in
1-43. his son accompanied him to
England. Although polite? forbade his
reception. he saw Queen Victoria
who deeply sympathized with him and
Prince Albert: and it was then that Prince
Frederic: William, a lad of seventeen, first
saw Princess Victoria, a lively and enain
child. It was tho hope of several persons that
these two in after years might be uu.ted. and
the hope was fulfilled. Five yeirs afterward.
in the month of Seprember. when Sebastopol
bad bf;cn capture!. Prince Frederick W Mam
paid his famous viiit to Balmoral, to ask for
the h.iart of Princess Victoria, still a young
maiden in all the unconstraint of qirlhood".
The engijpnient wa-. announced September
25, lKVTi, ar.d the marriage occurred in ISM.
The bride and bridegroom were heartily wel
comed in Berlin, and in August of tie same
year the Queen and Prince consort visited them
in their new home. A great change was im
pending over Prussia. The then K ng was
stricken with a painful m ilady. and siftir the
royal travelers from Kaplan! had returned to
her shores Prince Wil.iam was obiigij to be
come Pnnce Regent. He had acteJ in that
capacity since the autumn of lS-VT, but In Octo
ber. ISiS, he was appointed Regent with full
The Kegent at once set about the reform of
the army, wuich slowly but surely brought on
a constitutional crisis,.
Prince Frederick William, who had become
Crown Prince, was imbued with English opin
ions, and he did not conceal his views. In 1S3 J,
the strife had reached a critical .stage, the
policy of the government became harsh, and
the Crown Prince was so moved that he ad
dressed words of strong remonstrance to his
father. "I beseech you, my dearest father,"
he wrote, "n it to invade the law in the way
you hinted" forcing on the country hi3 own
views of military reforaand issu'ng a decree
smiting theoppo; t:on Drt-s. The King vindi
cated his course, and a Ivised his son to be
cautious: but immed atcij- after the Crown
Prince formally declared ''the proceedings of
the cabinet to be both illegal and injurious to
the state and the dynasty." So far did the dis
pute go that the King h nted at the dismissal
of Irs sin fro n his command on account or a
speech at Dactzic. Thi Crown Prince did not
then comprehend the scope of Bismarck's vast
policy, or disc-rn in liim the qualities which
made him the first statem:m of Germany, but
he acted with honesty and courage and deserved
the respect he won from all.
In the Sclileswig-Holstein war the Prince
saw service on the staff of F.cld-Marslnl von
Wrangel. It was this war which brought the
long contest between Austria and Prussia
to a head, and discord in Denmari: proved to
bo the prelude to unity in Germany. The re
sult of a series of moves and couufr-moves
was that in IMG. the Austrian Emperor
and the Prussian King found themselves at
war; and Prussia, with onlvone ally, sent out
her armies to fight against the whole resources
of the confederation. The Crown Prince was
intrusted with the command of what was called
the "Army of S.lesia," which, besides cavalry,
consisted of the guard and three corps. The
chief of the stall with the Prince was General
Blumenthal, a skilful and hardy soldier. The
plan of campaign was Hint while two armies,
which soon became one. broke into Bohemia
from the northwest, heading for I'-cr. tho
Prince's force should emerge into the scenes of
dec sive action through the passes of the cast
ward passes famous in the history of his
great ancestor, "Fricdrich H." But a line
of mountain wall, forty miles long the Giant
mountains separated the armies at the out
set, and their operations had to be nicely com
bined if they were to form a junction. They
were combined by the ait! of the electric tele
graph: and. being well directed, and flght.ng
stoutly, they did meet on the decisive field of
Then followed four years of peace. The
Crown Pnnce had the satisfaction of hearing
his father ask the Parliament to pass a bill of
indemnity to co-er and legalize the irregular
m litary expenditure of several years: and ho
probably had come to appreciate the European
situation and its relation to Germany better
than he did in 1SS3.
The fouryearswere anxious ones for Europe:
yet, although war had been expected every
spring, nevertheless the events of July, 1X70,
took every one by surprise. The Emperor Na
poleon had won a diplomatic victory at Ems
when the Kohenzoltcni candidature for the
Spanish throne was withdrawn. Not content,
he allowed himself to be forced into war by
the Empress and h's intimate councilors; and
the challenge, promptly taken up in Berlin,
brought on the strife which broke to pieces, for
a time, the military power of France.
It was in the campaign of IsTd-l that the Crown
Prince once more came prominently before tho
public eye, and issued
from the unparalleled
to the imperial crown he
has just laid down.
Popular all over the
Fathcrland.hc was most
happily placed in the
command of the South
German troops, which,
.together with two Prus
sian corps and the
proper cavalry divisions
made up his army. The
order of mobilization
went out on the night
Frtd rick. III. of July l.l.and on August
2 the German armies were over the Rhine. It
was the duty or the Crown Prince to invade Al
sace, and, by passing through the Vosges, turn
tho right of tho French troops, who were be
tween the Saar and Mctz. Marshal MacMa
hon, with a force exceeding -10,00) men, stood
In his path; but so swift and decid
ed was tho Crown Prince's ad
vance that on August -1 he surprised and
cut up a French division at W'eissenbunr on
the Lautcr, and on the 6th defeated and routed
tho Marshal on the field of Woerth.
From this on to tho capture ot Napoleon at
Sedan was almost an unbroken series of vic
tories. When the Emperor surrendered in such
dramatic fashion, the Crown Prince attended
his father to Bellevuc, whero the King met
Napoleon. He remained outside the room dur
ing the Interview, bat afterward saw the fallen
sovereign; and none can doubt that his warm
heart melted with pity for his fate, how
ever well it may have been deserved.
When the King visited his troops after the sur
render, and rode all around Sedan, the Crown
Prince accompanied him, and saw much to sad
den as well as rejoice his heart in those days of
The march on Paris rapidly followed upon
the tragedy at Sedan: and after the capital
was invested the work of the Crown Prince was
of the kind which does not show. He had his
headquarters at Les Ombrages, the country
seat of a rich Pans'an. We get glimpses of
him from time to time In his quarters and in
action, but nothing of special importance.
During the years of peace which succeeded
the war of ISTU-l.the Crown Trince was engaged
m the work allotte 1 tocaaable men in his sta
tion; and he frequently represented the King in
visits and ceremonials. Before that period he
was at the opening of the Suez canal and. vis
ited Palestine. After that he went to Vienna, in
1S74 to be present at the opening of the ex
hibition; and subsequently traveled in
Sweden, Norway and Denmark. He paid a
visit to Victor Emanuel at Naples, in
1ST3, and attended the funeral of that
King in Rome in 1STS He presided over the
commission organized when the assassins,
No"b;liag and Hodel endeavored to slay Emper
or William: and, in 1SSI. it was his sad duty
to witness the funeral of Alexander H. at St.
Petersburg. On many other occasions he took
part In public business, and was always ready
to foster education, literature and art. More
over, he wrote one or two books one on his
Eastern tour and another on the war of 1SG0.
The journey of the new "Emperor, attended
by his English physician. Sir Morrell Mac
kenzie, and accompanied "by the Empress and
bis daughters, from San Remo to Berlin, oc
cupied thirty-eight hours, from the starting
on Saturday, March 10, soon after nine o'clock
In the morning, to past eleven on the Sunday
night. His Majesty was met at Genoa by the
King of Italy, at Milan by the Duke of Aosta,
at Munich by the Queen Dowager of Bavaria,
and at Leipsic by Prince Bismarck and tho
other Prussian ministers. He, restefljWcH on
the Sunday night atithe Ipalace ot Charlo'tten
burg, and attended to business on the Monday,
receiving visits from his son, the Imperial
Crown Prince. Wmiam,.frcm Prince Bismarck
and Count Ton Moltkc.
vnn ::ew EMPF.no n.
Emperor William HI. was bom in January
1S.TJ. and is therefore twenty-nine years old. He
was married February 27, 1SS1, to Augusta Vic
toria, daugater of the late Date von Schleswig
Holstcin. Four children "nave been bom to
them, the eldest be.ng William, bom May 6,
JWi The Emperor succeeds to the throne at
an earlier age than any of his ancestors His
grandfather, William I., of Germany, was sixty
three years old when, on the death of his father,
he was crowned King of Prussia. Em
peror Frederick III. was fifty-seven at the timo
of his succession. The present Emperor was
hLs grandfather's favorite, and has always been
more in harmony with the policy of Chancelor
Bismarck than his father. He is at heart a
soldier, and is so thoroughly German, that he is
said to detest his own mother becau-.c she is
English. At the funeral of his grandfather he
refused to walk with her. His hatred of the
Russians is even more violent than h's dislike
for the English, and it is expected that
his rule will not be without accompani
ments of war He refuses to drink cham
pagne because it is a French wine. His inti
mates have been the Crown Prince of Austria,
a very dissolute young man, and Count Herbert
Bismarck. He was carefully educated, receiv
ing his early instructions underprivate tuition.
He was well ground id in the classics, lan
guages and mathematics and vas then sent to
the gymnasium at Cassel, where he was pre
pared f ir the University at Bonn. He
worked hard and was allowed but
few privileges. lie showed a snecial
fondness for military history and things mili
tary. It is said of him ihiie at Bona
that he was n-ore fond of the soldiers black
bread than of the white bread given him Ho
was superior to mot of his fellows in swim
ming and several other branches or athletics.
He was much indulged by the students of the
university, who consented to produce plays
written by him. One of these plnys, which was
not thoroughly worthless, was "Charlemagne,"
being founded on historical incident. He was
placed in the First Reg ment of the Guard as a
First L'eutenaut after he had obtained his de
gree at Bonn in 1877.
He served faithfully and was, at the
time he became Crown Prince, Colonel Com
mander of the Hussars of the Guard. He has
been as wild as any Hohenzollern. though not
more vicious than his associates who ilid not
have the temptation with which, because of h's
position, he was surrounded. His wife is
thoroughly German, and has never done any
thing to attract attention to herself except in
arpearing por.odically at court ceremonials.
By authority of William II. he assumed tem
porarily the duties of his father, pending the
completion of the journey from San Remo to
Berlin. It has been said by correspondents at
the German capital that his father and he wi-re
not as friendly as they nvght have been; that
the late Emperor resented his son's treatment
of tho Empress Victoria, but none cf these
statements have come from reliable sources. In
accordance with the custom of the Hohenzol
lcrns. the Emperor learned the glower's trade.
His father was a jeweler. His brother, Pnnce
Henry, is a watchmaker. His sisters can cook,
and are all adepts in dressmaking.
An Invasion of Spain by United Htiitcs
Stoops That Was Contemplated by Cea
eral Grant in 1874.
2Jew York, June 10. The Herald pub
lishes an interview with a prominent
army officer, whose name is not given, in
which the officer tells of a plan made by
General Grant in 1871 for an invasion of
Spain by American troops. The
idea grew out of the butchery
of Ryan, the filibustering ieader,
and nearly one hundred of his
followers in Cuba. General Grant was
President at the time, and he is said to
have made every preparation for hostili
ties, in the event of Spain refusing the
demands of the United States Govern
ment for reparation for the barbarous
execution of Ryan and his men. General
Sheridan was tendered command of the
proposed invading army, with General
Meade as his chief-of-staff. Graft's in
tention was to rendezvous fifty thousand
veterans of the cival war, who were
to be mobilized near New York, and the
fleet prepared to carry them across the
Atlantic in two divisions. The idea was
to pretend that it was for service on tho
Island of Cuba, but really to land on the
shores of Spain, and march inland to
Madrid. Both Grant and Sheridan
deemed the movement a feasible one. and.
had the United States declared war, it
would have been attempted.
Serious Railway Accident.
PrrTSBcr.GH, Pr., June 10. Yesterday
morning the Cleveland fast express on
the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie railroad.
running at a speed of thirty miles an
hour, ran through a misplaced switch in
the company's vard at Chartier's Station,
and collided with a loaded freight car
standing on the side-track.
The engineer and fireman jumped from
the cab, escaping with slight injuries.
Baggageman McDermitt was fatally in
jured. Conductor Irwin was badly
bruised, bat will recover. Several pas
sengers were slightly injured by Syicg
debris. The engine, baggaga car and
one coach were totally wrecked.
Widow Sympathizes With Widow.
Madrid, June 1G. In the Spanish Con
gress yesterday Premier Sagasta formal
ly announced the death of Emperor Fred
erick of Germany. Senors Canovas del
Castillo and Dominiquez delivered elo
quent eulogies upon the dead Emperor,
and a resolution of condolence was passed
by unanimous vote. The German em
bassy was flooded with cards yesterday
afternoon. Queen Christina telegraped
to the widowed Empress a touching
message of sympathy.
Wrecked ana Burned.
Philadelphia. June 15. A collision oc
curred on the Pennsylvania road near
Fifty-second street yesterday afternoon,
by which twenty freight cars were
wrecked. One car was loaded with re
fined oil,, which caught fire from a hot
box, and -the cars were almost entirely
destroyed, -with the greater part of their
contents. Estimated loss, 53,000, on which
there is no insurance. .So one was injured.
Empress Anguslc Victoria.
Brainy Men aleet In the Pertlo Springs
Wakuexsdcho, Ma, June 1& The twenty-second
annual session of the Missouri
Press Association met yesterday morning
in the tubcrnoclo at Pertle Springs. The
attendance is about 125, including la ties.
The small attendance is accounted for from
the fact that so many conveiitigns and pri
mary elections are being held over tho
State at present, and mauv members found
it impossible to come. The meeting was
called to order by O. H. Elnley, of the
Brunswick Jituiuiclcktr. Major Mill,
on behalf of thi mayor, who was
uuable to be present, and the peo
ple of Wariensburir, welcomed the as
sociation at lensth, which was well re
ceived. The president, on bebair of tho as
sociation, replied in a few well chosen
words, and then called the meeting to or
der. Ti c annual ndaress was delivered by
Prof. J. P B'anton, president of the Kirlts
ville iJurniul School. The subject wvs
"Pi ess Relations to Personal Liberty,"
and was eloquently handled. A poem ap
propriate to toe occasion was read by Miss
Nellie liisram, of Sedal.a. A paper of con
siderable merit on the relations of the
State and Nationr.l associations was re.id
by Mr. Walter Williams, or the Bionvillc
Advcrthcr. The historical sketch of Hie as
sociation, by J. W. Jacks, of Montgomery
City, closed tha sessio 1 for tho day.
Women In Force at thn Urnml Atcnuo
MethudUt Church in Khiishu City.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Juue 13 The Mis
souri Woman's Christian Temperance
Union held its sixth annual coincutiou to
day at the Grand Avenue Methodist Epi?
coual Church, uud long before ten o'clock
this morning women wearing the white
ribbon of the union began pouring in tho
church, and when the uouvunti.m was
called to order there were fullyoXl present.
There was a buzz of enthusiasm as Mrs.
Clara Hoffman, of Kansas Citv, walked up
tho pulpit stairs, and this immediately
brcko out into a general clapping of hands
atid waving of lii'iidKcrchiefs. When the
applause ceased, Mrs. HolTmai called the
cjnvcntion to order and lhj session begun
by sm iing "All Hail th-i Power of Jesus'
Name," after which pmycr was offered by
Mr.. H. II. Wagoner, of St. Louis. An
other son, senpturo reading, roll call of
officers and superintendents followed. when
Mrs. Hoffman auuounced tliL committees.
Evange'ist work win reported by Mrs.
Johanna Uariu, of St. Louts, and jail and
prison wonr by Mrs. Belle I. Mitchell, of
The four vicp-presideuts reported the
condition of work in their districts as sat
isfactory. HOPPERS HATCHING.
liad Outlook l'or Crops in Minnesota
Seventeen-Voir Locusts in low.i ami
Chicago. June 13. Dispatches from
points in Northern low.i and Western Illi
nois report the appearance of swarms oi
seven' een-year locusts. Prof. C. V. ltiiey,
United States Entomologist, when asked
about the locusts said that a well-known
brood occurred this year, and this period
ical visitor niilit be looked for in wooded
portions of Illinois and Iowa, and also in
parts of Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and
Pennsylvania. In reply to a question as
to whether the grasshoppers would be de
structive thi- year, ito could not express a
positive opinion. Up to three years ago he
had been ablo to confidently state the pros
pects in auvance, but since then he ha i
been unable to got together sufficient data
as to tho extent of egg deposit to justify
prediction. He had received a ti'legr.im
from the oflicj that the 3'oung weie hatch
ing in immense numbers in purls or Minne
sota, and with weather favorable to them
considerable injury may be done, especially
as the average period between visitations
has expired sinco the last troub es. One
thing ho felt sur3 of, however, that they
would never do as much injury as between
the years 1373 and 1S77.
Three TIioumiikI Electric I.Ichts Turned
On in the Auditorium.
Chicago June J3. Last night the 3,00C
electric ltirhts in the urcathull to boused
by tho Republican National convention
were turned on for the first time ami about
the same moment a flood of light was
thrown upon tho darkness that hud here
tofore enveloped even the smallest details
of what would constitute the programme
in the convention. The lighting up of
the Auditorium afforded a magnificent
spectacle, tho effect of the lights
being to seemingly enlarge the
already vast interior and bowitder tho
spectator. Great wheels of fire shone on
the sidewalks, a gorgeous tricolor shield
oflight surmounted the stage and the roof
wai ablazj wiih buco stars made up of
clustered burners. Tho long stre.imcrs of
red, white and blue bunting not yet fully
in place gave a picturesque aspect to the
whole, taking attention away from thou
sand of empty chairs on all sides. Scarcely
a hundred peoplo were within the mam
moth ainphilhuatcr to witness the illumi
nation, and from the galleries they seemed
like so many pigmies moving about the
Governor Hill Attacks IiiruIU l'or His Re
New York, Juue 13. Tammany held a
large meeting in tho Academy of Music
last night to ratify the actit n of the S'.
Louis convention. The Tammany lamb
"Thurman," which wns brought from the
West, all decked in ribbons, was a feature.
Hon. JohL Cochrane presided and there
was a list of 700 vice-presidents and secre
taries. Resolutions were passed ralifyinc
the nominations made and the platform
put forth by the convention.
Governor Hill was the first speaker. In
tho course of his remarks ho took occasion
to reply to the remarks of Senator Ingalls
in a recent speech" in which "the nomina
tion and election of Grover Cleveland have
made the pretensious of any American
citizen to the Presidency respectable." He
said he agreed with Mr. Ingalls noV in the
sense meant by the President of the Senate,
but in the sense that any man, ho-.vevci
obscure, might; aspire to that lofty position.
Intending an iusult to the President and
the Democratic party he had unconsciously
paid a tribute to both and to American in
stitutions. Maine, Republicans.
Poktlaxd, Me., June 13. The Repub
lican State convention met at eleven
o'clock yesterday morning, the convention
hall being packed with fully 3,000 persons.
Chairman Manly called the body to order.
Hon. Andrew P. Wiswell. of Ellsworth,
the temporary chairman, delivered his ad
dress. The temporary orgamration was
made permanent and Hon. J. W. Symonds.
of Portland, in an eloquent speech, i,re
sentcd the name of Henry B. (.leaves,
while R. D. Powers presented the name of
Burleigh for Governor. The convention
then proceeded to ballot, when Burleign
Wis nominated, having 773 votes. The Ad
ministration was strongly denounced for
its course in tho fisheries dispute.
Carthage, Mo., June 13. At the fourth
annual meeting of the Southwestern Fire
men's Association, held in this city yester
day, there wero fifty-two companies
present, with over 3,C00 members on hand.
At the city park, Mayor Thomas, on bebalf
of the city, tendered the freedom end
welcome of the city. A graud band con
cert was given by the invited bands, with
16J pieces, under the leadership of Prof. C.
H. Dumars. At intervals the (tug of war)
contest between twelve men of any corn
many pulling' on a rope was carried on.
Sixteen companies entered. The honors
tvero won bv Carthago Hose Company No.
I, with" H..Y Phillips foreman, first prize,
nd hose company N?. 2 of Columbus. -
THE CENTRAL STATE.
A Same Which Slight Appropriately Be
Applied to Kansas.
The State of Kansas, the seventh in
size of the thirty-eight composing the
American Union, has a remarkable sit
uation. Lying in the western half of
the Mississippi Valley, it is midway
between the head waters of the great
river, inMinnesota.andits embouchure
in the Gulf. Its eastern frontier, too,
is as far removed from the culminating
ridge of the Rocky Mountains, which
forms the western boundary of the
drainage area. Of the region of the
"Great Plains,"' then, Kansas is cen
tral. It is also central with regard to
the whole country. The Red river of
Manitoba and the Gulf of Mexico are
equally distant from it, and it is as far
from the Atlantic coast as from the
Pacific shore. A spot in Davis County,
near Fort Riley, marked by a monu
ment to the memory of Major Ogden,
who located that military post, is
within a few rods of the geographical
center of the United States. Her citi
zens affectionately speak of Kansas as
the "Sunflower State,1' but when they
think of her pivotal position in his
tory, and her geographical situation,
then Kansas is the "Central State."
This central position bus much to do
with the population shall we say pop
ularity? of the State. The climate,
though sharing in the extremes of its
intracontinental position, has never a
long continuance of great heat or cold.
The days of any winter during which
the thermometer indicates below zero
may be counted on tho lingers: the
heats of July are broken every few
days by a cooler regime. Being a
prairie State, the winds sweep most of
its surface unimpeded. Its people
speak of its strongest gales in jocular
phrase as "Kansas zephyrs."' Few
airs breathe that are not welcome. An
occasional hot wind from Arizona, or
the edge of :v blizzard from Montana,
suggests thankfulness for the usual
winds that blow. Cyclonic storms ai-e
less common than in other parts of the
great valley, or even in Atlantic States.
The topography of Kansas is typical
of the Great Plains. An important
feature of it is the moderate elevation
above sea-level, and the gradual in
crease of that elevation westward.
Rivers cross the eastern frontier of the
State less than eight hundred feet
above tide-water: the north-western
part of the State is over four thousand
feet. This is as high as Ben Xevis or
the Adirondack: but there are no
mountains in Kansas. There are val
leys relatively deep, whose sides are
cut into ridges and isolated mounds,
but few l-egions of any extent where
the term hilly is justifiable. Three
districts only are thus definitely named:
the Blue Hills in the north, the Flint
Hills and Gypsum Hills in the south.
Robert Hay, U. S. O. S., in Harpers
The celebrated authoress, so highly es
teemed by tho women of America, says on
pages 103 and 445 of her popular work
" EtJaDauoMcrs; or, Common Seme for Maid,
Wife and MotheiJ':
" For tho aching back should it bo slov
in recovering its normal strength an All
cock's Porous Plaster is an excellent com
forter, combining tho sensation of tho sus
tained pressure of a strong, warm hand
with certain tonic qualities developed in
the wearing. It should bo kept over the
seat of uneasiness for several days in ob
stinate cases for perhaps a fortnight."
" For pabt fn the bacli wear an Allcock's
Pobous Plaster constantly, renewing a3 it
wears off. This is an invaluable support
when the weight, on the small of the back
becomes heavy and the aching incessant."
That "dead men tell no tales" is not an
article of faith with Spiritualists. Martha's
Fertile, Fair, but Unhealthy,
Are many beautiful sections of our Union.
Chills and fever and bih'ous remittent, born
of miasmatic exhalations, are their periodic,
and in some instances, their constant
scourge. Those of their inhabitants, how
ever, who fortify their systems with Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters never fail to find in
it an adequate defense. Not only for ma
larial disorders, but for dyspepsia, liver
complaint, costiveness, nervousness and
rheumatism it is unrivaled.
"Hamlet" is a plsy for all time. It
will never give up the ghost. Puck.
The Best Disinfectant remedy for skin
irritations is Glenns Sulphur Soap.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50c.
Cax a bank that can't staud a loan be
called an infant industry!
FREE! A 3-foot, Frpnch Glass, Oval
Front, Nickel or Cherry Cigar Case. Mer
chants oxlt. R. W. Tansill & Co.,Chicago.
Lightxixg never strikes twice in the
same place it doesn't have to.
If afflicted with Soro Eyes use Dr. Isaac
Thompson's Eye Water.Druggists sell it.25c.
It is not altogether strange that a bee
trothal shouldlead to a honey-moon.
Fismso for compliments is doubtful
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITV, June IS.
CATTLE Shipping steers ... 5 l (& C )
Native covfh 3 1)0 a 3 5"
Uutcliers'steers .. -J 73 5 SO
HOGS Good to choice heavy. 3 01 5"s j SO
WHIJAT Xo.2 reil Xotnuoleu
No..' soft t ii H1H
CORN No."-J O ft 4--2i
OATS Xo. i! iO ;,
RYE No.:! tS .'r
FLO UK Patents, per hack... 2 i. ft 2 23
UAV M.Ied fl'J) el II 0)
BUTTElt Choice creamery-.- 0 IB
CHEESE Full cream 3 G 0'
EGGS Choice 33 ; 13 i
BACON Ham 32 kj 13
S!iOiin'.ors 7 '( 7i
Shies bWi 'J
L.AKD S 9
POTATOES CO 0 W
CATTLE Shipping "toow 3 :0 C 31
Uutchers' steers.... 4 10 ti, 3 23
HOGS Packing 3 30 G 5 33
SHEEP Fair to choice i'J g 5 ID
FLOUK Choice s 51 $z 2 54
WHEAT No. 1 red fe7 Q 67i4
COKN No.i 4U
OATS No.2 32 O 32'j
RYE No. J '! CI,
BUrTEK Creamery IS Ci 2-
POKI.. - ......... 11 CD w 2 Cog
CATTLE Shipptnjrstcers..... .1 40 0 C
HOGS Packinijaml shipping 5 43 0 5 CI
SHEEP Fairlo choice : 00 5 4 50
FLOUK Winterwueat 3 70 0 1)
V7HEAT No.--red S3 & Sit
CORN No.2 51 31U
DATS No. 2 3.' a Zi'
RYE N3.2 57 & 57',
BUTTER Creamery 13 18
..13 30 . 13
CATTLE Common to prims.. 5 70 0 5 73
HOGS Good to choice 5 6) & 5 85
FLOUK Good to choice....... 8 7J 5 10
WHEAT No. 2red 81 K
CORN No.2 ' 53 l&U
OATS Western mixed ;-' 28 33
BETTER Creamery...". .....ii 18 G 10?
PORK ;c. 1100 4530 J
The will of a French advocate con
tains the following bequest: "I "give
100,000 francs to the local madhouse.
I got this money out of those who
passed their lives in litigation; in be
queathing it for the use of lunatics I
onlv make restitution.
Ukll.lt VDHrU.T,SU -,
1 1 E? P o NERVOUSNESS
There is no doubt of this
great remedy's potency. It is
no New Discovery un-
, known and mayhap WOrth-
less, but is familiar to tho pub-
lic for years as the only relia-
.ble remedy for diseases of the
Kidneys, Liver and Stomach.
To be well, your blood
'must be pure, and it never
can be pure if the Kidneys,
(the only blood purifying
i organs) are diseased.
iwruiciiui, ssai rrr nunc
dropsy, s3 5AFE GURc.
Ask vour friends and neigh
WARNER'S SAFE Cure
has done for them. Its record S
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wo have millions of testi
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WARNER'S SAFE Cure
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THE GBEAT ENGLISH REMEDY
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Tho treatment of many thousands of casco
of those chronic weaknesses and distressing
ailments peculiar to females, at the luvnlidV
Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y.,
has afforded a vast experience in nicely adapting-
and thoroughly testing' remedies for uio
cure of TToman's peculiar maladies.
Dr. IMerce's Favorite Prescription
Is the outgrowth, or result, of this great and
valuablo experience. Thousands of testimo
nials, received from patients and front physi
cians who hare tested it iu the mora nir?rs
vatcd and obstinate cases which bad ixllled
their skill, prove it to be tho most wonderful
remedy ever devised for tho relief and cure of
euflerimr women. It is not recomniendt.'d as a
cure-all," but as a most perfect SpeCiUc for
woman's peculiar ailments.
A a powerful, invigorating tonic,
it imparts strength to tho wholo system,
and to the womb and its appendices in
particular. For overworked, "worn-out,"
run-down," debilitated teachers, milliners,
dressmakers, seamstresses, "shop-srirls," Ii-juso-keepers,
nursing- mothers, and fcvblc -a omen
generally. Dr. Pierce's Favorite lrtsoritiiii
is tho greatest earthly boon, being uuegi..iieU
as an appetizing cordial and restornthe tonic.
A a soothing and strengthening
nervine, "Favorite Prescription" is une-
Sualed and is invaluable in allaying hih! sub
uing nervous excitability, irritabihlj, ex
haustion, prostration, hysteria, epusuu) end
other distressing, nervous symptoms com
monly attendant upon functional ar.d oraiuu
disease of tho womb. It induces rcfrisliinrt
sleep and relieves mental anxiety nud de
spondency. Dr. Pierce's Favorito Prescription
is a legitimate medicine, ran-tiilly
compounded by an experienced and tl.'iiul
physician, and adapted to womsn's dciicrte
organization. It is purely vcgctaMo m its
composition and perfectly harnili-.-a m !ta
effects in any condition or the systtm. For
morning sickness, or nnusea. from whatever
causo arising, weak stomach, indirection, dys
pepsia aad kindred symptoms. Its u.-., .n iiuull
ao6cs. will provo very beneficial.
" Favorite Prescription" iaaposi.
tlvo cure for the most complicated nud i
Etinate cases of leucorrhca, cxcesslto liu-i.iiv,
painful menstruation, unnatural eu)!prf-oi,
prolapsus, or falling- of the womb, -weak tuu I.,
'femalo weakness." nnteversion. letrovivmu,
bearing-down sensations, chronic con.ci-.tn u.
inflammation and ulceration of the w.iu .n
flammation, pain and tenderness iu otancs,
accompanied with "internal heat,"
As a regulator and promoter of frac
tional action, at that critical period of t'lumu
from girlhood to womanhood, " riivor5t' Pre
scription " is a perfectly safo remedial acnt.
and can produce only good results. "It is
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when taken for those disorders and deiiuigc
ments incident to that Inter and most er.tic&l
period, known as " Tho Cliango of Lift "
Favorito Proscription." when TiTii-n
in connection with the ueo of Dr. Pi--ie-'o
Golden Jledical Discovery, and small lu.-tim
doses of Dr. Pierce's Purgative Pillcts (F.ittlo
Liver Pills), cures Liver. Kidney and Iiladdcr
diseases. Their combined use also iviccvci
blood taints, and nbolishes cancerous anJ
ccrofulous humors from tho sjt-tem.
"Favorite Prescription" is the onlv
medicine forwomen.sold by druggists, ttucloL
a positive guarantee, from the manu
facturers, that it will give satisfaction in very
case, or money will bo refunded. Thfcj gun ran
tee has been printed on the bottle-wrapper,
and faithfully carried out for many jnrs.
L.nrgo bottles (100 doses) $1.00, or cix
bottles for $5.00.
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Women (100 pages, paiicr-covered;, send ten
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