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US'" J ieu havefrttnd vltttlng tu, or f iem
are otttne (itnty en u tfll, Im ilnip u n note
(0 tmt rffcct.
Captain Jehn Hmall has returned from
the " Wigwam" at Chicago.
. Sirs. W. II. Owry of Irenton Is visiting
Mr, and Mrs. Simen Nelsen.
Miss Flerenco Wilsen la visiting her
uncle, J. N. Wilsen, nt Dever.
Xftdfi Pmmn Wlinnint inarntiimnri tmm
irVPwoeds, where she has been visiting
Itf -the Misses Field.
-;;" aits, a. jnprns 01 rans is spenuing me
eummer with the family of a. M. Hud Hud
eon of Aberdecn.
Miss Lida Dlackburn
O., is visiting Mrs.J. M.
East Third street.
Captain J. C. Power and daughter
Miss Bessie of Aberdeen are visiting his
daughter Mrs. Charles Brown at Ports
mouth. ' Mrs. E. II. Blaine, after n visit te her
parents, Colonel and Mrs. Frank S.
Owens, has returned te her home at Lex
ington, accompanied by her sister, Miss
Lieutenant and Mrs. Nat P. Phlster,
;who were expected here this summer en
' a visit te his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jehn
'j P., Phlster, will net be able te come, owing
te,, the illness of Lieutenant Phlster s
Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Duke of Salt
Lake City are here en a visit te relatives
1 and friends. Mr. Duke is City Treasurer
of Salt Lake City and one of its foremost
citizens. In conversation with TriE Led
5eh he speke most encouragingly of the
future, paid a high compliment te the
Mermen policy of President Harrison,
and says if the Government will just
keep "hands off" for five years, the Gen
tiles of Utah will settle the Mermen
question peaceably and forever.
Aberdeen has the baseball fever.
Five lawyers are confined In Sing Sing
prison, New Yerk.
J. F. BAnneun is confined te his home
by a spell of sickness.
Over 2,000,000 postal cards are used
,. daily in the United States.
r Timr Kentucky State Dental Associa
tion is in session at Louisville.
Uncle Sam provides 75,000 new
bags annually, at a cost of $40,000.
Mrs. Leuis CAMri of Sherburne has
been sent te the Asylum at Lexington.
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Insurance aggregating mero than f 3,
000,000 is new carried en the World's
Majeii CilENOWETn, the Druggist, has
all kinds of machlne oil, and wants Led
ger readers te knew It.
James Guthrie Heru of Snider and
Miss Fannle McClelland were married at
the home of the brlde in Lexington.
. RALrn Crawford the well known
Cincinnati detective was married yester yester
,te Miss Clara Hudsen also of that city.
The movement te purchase ground in
Dever for a small park is assuming deft
' nate shape, says The New.
- Scott county is te have a. new jail at
, Georgetown. It will cost $11,200, and
, will be cempleted by October 15th.
", TnE Fourth will be celebrated en the
Fair Grounds in West Union, O., under
the auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
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An apple tree in the yard of Jehn
Blanchard, East Second street, is quite a
curiosity. a On one slde are full grown
apples while the ether side is in full
bloom. A prominent horticulturist in
forms us that this is exceedingly rare, no
instance of the kind having ever before
ceme under his observation.
" WnAT will you charge te express an
opinion?" was the rather startling in
quiryburled at Express Agent Payne by
an early riser this morning.
Agent Payne sized up his customer
nnd replied, " Well, express matter gees
by weight, and if your opinion is weighty
it will cost considerable; but I imagine
it will net be very oxpenslvo In your
The custemer and the Agent were scen
at Power & Reynolds's soda fountain flve
Early yesterday morning a young
man named A. L. Dolsen was caught in
the room of a young woman guest of the
GaltHouBe, Cincinnati. The clerk very
considerately requested the young mafcje
go te his own room, whlle the unfortunate
girl was ordered te leave the house in the
most summary manner. She paid her
bill with money furnished by Dolsen and
premised te go. An. hour-later she hed
jumpeQ frpm ajfotirthjstery window and
was seen a corpse. It is supposed that
her name was Bessie Montgomery, of a
geed family of BpripgUeldKyj.-wh had.
geno te Cincinnati in search of employ
ment, and who sacrificed her virtue
because of failure In securing work.
The world Will forglve Dolsen, and the
ladles will dote upon him, while the
name of the peer girl will go down In
disgrace. Ojt, for a revolution In this
execrable thing we call society I
KENTUCKY WEATHER REPORT.
What We May Expect Hetween This Time
and Te-morrow Evening.
THE LEDGER'S WEATHER, SIQKALS.
While stroatner fair; Ulue rain or snow j
With Black adevk 'twill warmer grew.
If Mack's ukneatii colder 'twill be:
Unless Dlack' shown no olmnge we'll see.
t3fThe abore forecasts nre made for n
period of thirty-six hours, ending nt 8 o'clock
WHEN JANE OOES DOWN TO HOME.
We are net permitted te dlvulge the name
or the author; but "Jnne" will knew It when
she reads this. Ed. Ledeeu.I
Life has no Jey, nnd death no sting,
New Jnne bus geno awny ;
She's bound te climb the pyramids,
And dream en Naples' liny;
She'll paddle en the Tiber's breast.
And streke his yellew foam,
And danoe the " wooly" Western dance
Upen the hills of Heme.
She'll vlew the stntely Mntterhern,
And wind the Strasburg clock,
And Jabber with the gondoliers
'Hound seme Venetian deck;
King nilly's car will cense te nche,
The Lorelei resign,
And "Ulngcn" never mero be "calm,"
When Jnne sails up the ltlilne.
She'll straighten Plsn's tower, nnd stand
On Linden's "stained snow;"
Lucerne's grent benst she'll spenr afresh,
And bee the matrons " he I"
Through Belgium's " revelry by night"
She'll threw u glunce tbnt kills,
And gambol with Pa Norval's Hecks
Upen the Grampian Hills.
Perhaps she'll thread the arrewy llhene.
Or chase Karpntblan spooks,
Or trip through Asia's warlike, scenes,
And scare the wild Hazeuks.
Abou Hen Adhem will declare,
Should he our Jennie vlew,
His tabled love for gods and men
Includes the widows, tee.
My heart Inte the basement sinks
As I sit sighing here;
Ne mero I'll greet her waiting smlle
Hencath the chnndellerl
My wish-bone wildly fluctuates
Te think we shall no mere
Propel our " light fantnstle" tees
Acress the ballroom fleer.
The duchesses will ecem passe.
When Jane gees dashing by;
Dukes will get smothered In the Jam,
Te catch her glancing oye;
The Pope will watch her coming from
St. Peter'g gilded deme;
The statues all will " crane their nooks,"
Wheu Jane gees down te Heme.
Perhaps the Pope will be onsnared,
And wish he'd never took ""
The vow he did about the girls
Hofero hejelt that leek;
He'll want n dispensation, tee,
With loave te romp nnd renm;
Fer Jnne will " paint" ffce Vatican,
When she gees down te Heme.
The holy water will f orment.
And turn te luscious wlne,
Vestals wear tights llke ballet girls,
And monks In Jewels shine;
Angela's Moses will mnke love,
Diana wed n gneme,
And Orpheus warble CnptHlu Jinks,
' When Jane gees down te Heme.
The Collseum's ancient games
1 Weren't sneh a eight te see
As Jane cavorting round the tombs
Whero sleep the Med-l-cice;
Angole's chlrel, Haphael's brush,
Can't bring the notion home,
Fer Italy will simply scream,
When June gees down te Heme.
"O, could I fly I'd fly with thee,"
Thus runs the ancient seng:
O, don't I wish, tbnt Jane would tnke
This trusting heart along I
I'd give my llfe te watch with her
The fading Alpine gleam,
Or stride-the axloef the coach
That hauls her down te Heme. I. N. r.
"Hei mnidonsef Vienna; hoi matrons of
Lucerne." JJattfe of Ivry.
l'uttcct readers with heart dlsonse persist
In studying the Jokes in the thlnl verse tee
closely, the author will net de responsible In
damages te the surviving relntlvcs.
A iue rock crusher and elevator is bo be
ing eroded en the C. and 0. oppesito
Moscow. Sixty hands are ompleycd
There are nlncteen Revolutionary
widows still borne en the pension rolls,
the eldest of whom Is 100 and the young
est 74 years.
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Professer A. C. Herd of West Union
has been elected principal of' the Abor Aber Abor
deen school, and P. W. Waldren teacher
in First Intermediate.
At Peoria, 111., a Yeung Men's Christ
ian Association Building has been erected
en the alto of the old hemestead of
CoJeucl R. G. Ingersoll. i
Seme sections of the state are consid
erably wrought up Over the probability
of the Legislature, doing away with the
IHfcflLMh mtKmr JtPm Y4ftfrJMlikdh
MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1892.
A Cemmeiicial Club has been organized
Tiiekr is sufilciunt coal in Cincinnati
te supply the market until November 1st.
At Frankfort J. W. Wilhelt of Shelby
county was find 500 for sheeting his
Themas Payne will go te Ashland as
assistant te Express Agent K. M. Cart
mell. Ben Kiiik says his hotel is the coolest
in the city. That's why it is called ihe
Amo.ne recents deaths in Fleming is
that of Mrs. Augustus Sanferd of Poplar
Plains, aged 7
Emehy Beens, aged 21, of Lovlngten,
111., married Miss Canna Myers, aged 10.
at Grunge City.
Ex-GovRiixeu Fehakeh is mentioned
as a candidate for Congress from the
First Ohie District.
Mns. Jehn Perkins of Caldwell county
was white-enpped because of her inti
macy with farmers' sons.
Geoiiee Davis is a colored feel who
came near killing seme boys in Flemings
burg with a gun that wasn't leaded.
Unnatural leve for one of her own
sex caused Melll'e Williams te commit
suicide by jumping into the river at
D. D. Bell, the well-known capitalist
and turfman, was stricken with paralysis
at Lexington and is net expected te live.
Mr. Bell is 40 years of age.
Hiiiam Daueiieiity's wife is quite ill,
superinduced by the shock of hearing of
her brother's unfortunate accident in
Cincinnati some days age.
If you want choice qf variety and ex
cellence In quality, leave your orders for
ice cream and ices with Martin Brethers.
They make the best in the city.
Officer Bixler of Chicago interfered
in a quarrel between Frank Deyle and
his brother and was fatally shot. Deyle
then shot himself and died in a few
Edward S. Dann, for twenty-five
years a trusted officer of the National
Saving Bank, of Buffalo, N. Y., was
arrested en the recommendation of the
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The place of Linn & Brether, mer
chant tailors, at Ripley was entered
through the transom by burglars. About
eOO worth of clothing, neckties and
Jewelry was secured.
Wyley Wynn, a prominent young
farmer of Christian county, was thrown
by a mule he was riding and his feet
catching in the harness he was dragged
some distance, receiving fatal Injuries
One of the legacies enumerated in the
will of the late Commedore Hunter of
New Orleans was a block of Confederate
bends of the face value of $7,500, which
he had received for his service in the
The ladies of Scott Chapel will give a
Pink Tea at the Oddfellews Hall, colored,
en Friday and Saturday nights, June 24th
and 25th,fer the benefit of the church.
Ledge Ne. 8 Knights of Friendship will
give a drill each evening.
Sam Jenes thinks that if .the Tammany
Hall organization of New Yerk was te go
te hell in a body and knock at the deer
the devil would only let them in one at a
time. If he were te let them in all at
once they would knock him in the head,
elect their own devil and run things te
In the Foderal Court at Frankfort,
Judge Burr peremptorily instructed the
jury te find for the defendants in the
case of Mrs Mary Harris of Lexington
against the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia Railroad Company. Mrs. Harris's
husband was an engineer en that read,
and was killed in a wreck caused by
obstructions being placed upon the tracks
and the young widow sued for 10,000
damages. Her lawyers have taken an
appeal. Mrs. Harris's maiden name was
Miss Morgan of Richmond.
Franklin wrete the following letter te
a man whom he was lending seme meney:
"I send you herewith a bill for teu
louis-d'ers; I de net pretend te give such
a sum, I only lend it te you. When you
shall return te your country, you cannot
fall of getting Inte seme kind of business
that will in time onable you te pay all
your debts. In that case, when you meet
with anether honest man in similar dis
tress, you must pay me by lending this
sum te him, enjoining him te discharge
the debt by a like operation when he
shall be able, and shall meet with another
opportunity, I hepe It may then go
through many bands, bofero It meets
with a knave te step Its progress. This
Is a trick of mlne for doing a deal of geed
with little money."
ADDRESS OF HON. W. A. BYRON
Delivered at Kroeksville en Memerial Day,
May 30th, 1892.
Although somewhat late, The Ledger,
in response te many inquiries, print3 be
low the address of Hen. W. A. Byren,
delivered at Broeksvllle May 30th.
The publication is made as early as the
MSS. could be obtained, and it is due te
Mr. Byren te say that the delay has net
been caused by him.
Being Introduced te the large assembly,
the speaker said'
Vcttrantnf thtQrand Army of the fepuMle,
Feltew-CMizcne, Ladlet and Gentlemen: It
gives me great pleasure te havothe prlvllege
of speaking te se many of you en this occa
sion, tfvery occasion that ca'ls tegether n
body of Intelligent citizens Is of mero or less
Importance, but this one Is of very great Im
portance for the reason that jeu have ceme
together for the purpose of considering nnd
meditating upon the story of your country's
history nnd paying reverent respect and honor
te the memory of these who sacrificed their
lives In order that n government cf the peo
ple, by the people nnd for the peeple might
live nnd contlnueto hand down te future gen
erations that freedom nnd protection with
out which government is u tyrant nnd liberty
Tliere Is no song or story thnt presents
greater heroes or heroines for our admiration
nnd our leve than the great story the true
history of our beloved land slnce the advent'
of these who tlrit laid the sicge of civiliza
tion te the trackless forest, the wild animal
and the wild Indian of North America. De
you, my friends, ever step te consider that
four centuries age where new the fHrmer
drives his docile team and the gentle herds of
domestic culture are browsing peacefully,
the wild Indian's whoop nnd the wild buffalo's
tramp shook llie forest; where new float pal
ace Steamers en beard of which we And nil
the luxuries of civilized life was then the rude
canee of sulky savage; where then was the
trail of the revengeful warrior Is new the
Iren path of moving palaces en which we can
rest In peace whlle with llghtnlng-llke speed
we arc borne en from the t rigid snows of n
Maine wlnter into the tropical surroundings
of a California summer: where then was clus
tered the wigwams of barbarism are new the
palatial business houses of mighty cities;
where then flickered the dim and uncertain
light of the plnoknet new bursts forth the lu
minous and steady rays of the electric light;
where then. If friends were separated by the
dlstance of a few hundred miles they were as
completely Isolated ene from another almost
as If they Inhnblted different spheres, new
runs the telegraph te bring nt a moment's
notlce the conselntlon of our friends In afflic
tion or their glowing words of congratulations
in our Jeys: where then the volce that seethed
us in our sorrows or chtded us In our rude
ness, yea, or the volce in the meledy of whose
song we found all Jey, could be stilled forever
by the stern decree of death, the unparalled
genius of an Edisen his mnde it possible for
us te henr when the lips and heart of our
loved ene are wrapped In the sffent slumbers
of the grave? All this hns been the work of
centuries. It has been accomplished by the
slew but certntn tide of progress of the
bumnn rnce under the dlvlne guidance of the
great flrst cnuse who holds our destiny and
determines our end. We, my friends, nre net
here te-dny te lay plans for the future, or se
much te glory in the fact that we are citizens
of this great Kopublle as te commemorato the
deeds of theso whose moral courage leve of
right and hatred of wrong, led them te leave
thelr homes and nntlve land te find a refuge
whero, though they may be nwcstrlcken by the
wall of mennlng forests and terrified by
the whoop of wild Indian nnd wild ani
mal, had nothing te fear from that
most obnoxious thin? en the face of Ged's
creation, n civilized tyrant. Yes, hore though
the wild winds were walling without nnd
the snows of the Northern climes would almost
cover the huts of our fathers, they had noth
ing te fear from grent men's displeasure.
Hore were no titled dudes or crowned Imbe
ciles te tnke from them the fruits of their
honest Inber nnd bold lu a state of serfdom
und slavery them and their children from
generation te generation, nnd here they
taught their children theso lessens of liberty
which sank dcep Inte their hearts and minds
and brought forth theso results which cul
minated In the establishment of the flrst
peeple's government the world ever saw and
set upon her throne the first Goddess of
Liberty that ever looked down upon a, peeple
who reduced te practical utility the doctrines
of ancient songs und stories coined In her
prnlse. Away upon the bleak and barren
shores of Massachusetts In lttt) landed in mid mid
wlnter these hardy pioneers the Pilgrim
fathers, who, though they may have hnd nnd
doubtless did have seme faults of their own,
had seme as sturdy virtues and manly traits
as ever possessed the souls of men. Frem
thnt tlme en begins the history of our country,
a history that reads llke u romnuce. Hut be
cause of this wonderful progress we should
net be led te bollevo that liberty was easily
attained. We should net presume that It
sprang Inte oxlstcnce llke the wonders of
Aladdin's lamp, but by slew and tedious pre
cesses it was evolved from the benms of light
that from tlme te tlme flashed en the minds
of men until, llke water that had been pent up
by walfe unnble te restrain It, It burst the
bnnksy&f oppression and shed Its gentle and
ennobling Influence en an oppressed land de
graded raee, lifting them te thnt piano of
freedom en which we find them ut the present
dny. Ne, follew-eltUens, liberty was net the
work of a day nor was it achieved by mngie.
Our fnthors'understeod what It was te cost
and they freely nnd voluntarily made up their
minds te pay the terrlble price.
England had ceme lu after our fathers nnd
their Immedlate children had been laid te rest
In the besom of the forests which they bad
subdued, and asked te be reoegnhwd as the
kind and tonder mother of ebtldren whom she
had bHnlshed from her suportnaternal besom
and left te struggle for themselr.es for ever
one hundred years, whlle want and pe.tlloneo
and savage warfare threatened te sweep them
from Jho earth. Hut the history of that kind
old oppressor that was glven the men of 17J8
by their anoetters, coupled with the lewnnt of
Independeaee they bad lmbbed from the hills
and dales, rolling rivers and waving forests
that surrounded tbem, spoke te them In thun-
der tones nnd bade them stake their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor te pre
vent England from fastening theso chains en
tbem which she had been forging for years In
order that she might have them In readiness te
enslave them when they could pay a revenue.
The war of the Revolution wns fought, and
every schoolboy knows the result. Our Inde
pendence was wen. Hut hs Jehn Adams pre
dicted, It did cost motley. It did cost bleed nnd
It has richly compensated for both. The nude
and starving army at Valley Ferge with
Washington at its head was never equaled be be bo
eoro In the history of the world for patlent
endurance and all the soldler-llke qualities
that It takes te 11 re the benrt and steel the
nerve te a determination te win the victory or
or dle in the attempt. English geld was
offered them In unstinted quantities if they
would lay down thelr arms and desert the
cnuse of liberty nnd humanity, but theso who
brought the message of England's bribery
were hnnged for their pains.
After we were established en what some
regarded ns n solid basis In a governmental
way nnd our Institutions were bidding fair te
show a preminency of character net expected
by the mother country, she mnde n second
attempt te strnngle the child Liberty while
still In Its swaddling clothes, but be It snld te
the glory and credit of the men who carried
the stars and stripes through the war of 1812,
old England received n mero complete whip
ping In that scrape than she did before, and
six months or nearly se after pence had been
declared old hickory Jacksen, net having
heard of the peace, In a battle that has Immor
talized his name was about te save our old
antagonist the trouble of sending ships for
the remnant of men whom she had sent here
te fight against us. Yes, who has net heard of
the battle of New Orleans
" Where Pnckenham, he made his brags
If he in tight was lucky,
He'd have the girls In cotton bags
In splte of old Kentucky."
Again the bright sun of peace Is seen rising
abeve the horizon of our beloved laud, and
bright premises for the future seem in store
for coming generations, when we see again
the dark cloud of war gathering en our
borders. This tlme It Is Mexico that Is becom
ing obstreperous. Hut when the last gun nt
Cerre Gorde was fired Mexico was net only
willing te behave herself with decent respect
but anxious te pay us for the trouble we
had In chastising her by ceding te us a large
portion of her territory nnd mnklng the Hlo
Grande the boundary line between the two
Passing ever that uneventful period of our
country's history se far as war Is concerned
from 1946 te 18fll we ceme te what was net
only the greatest crisis In the history of this
land but the greatest crisis In the history of
the human race. England had tried and tried
in vain te conquer us The favored classes of
that aristocratic country saw with great dis
pleasure that the people's government was
growing In favor and In strength. All the old
governments of Europe were beginning te
think that the pretended commission which
they received from Ged te oppress their
fellow-man was about te be revoked by an
Indignant human race who saw In the old
world by the reflected light of our govern
ment the great wrongs te which they had
been subjected in the name of Ged by
crowned and brainless heads who were com
missioned by the most high (according te
their statement) te coin the sweat and bleed
of the masses Inte geld In order that they
might live In splendor whlle often the peeple
whom they were sent by Ged te protect
languished In poverty and squalor. Yes. here
and here in this land nlone had the torch of
civilization been placed In the hands of the
Geddess of Llberty with orders te coax and
lend the "rnce out from the darkness of
barbarism Inte the light of freedom which Is
the birthright nnd Ged-glvcn herltnge of
every man, whlte and black. Yes, here our
fathers hnd ceme nnd established n school in
which they taught and speke of liberty ns
something thnt should be known, possessed
and enjoyed; net as the nnclents did they
allegorize nnd enshrlne it ns an Ideal goddess.
We hnd fought through three wars, met
foreign enemies en a thousand battlefields
and sent them all away declaring that the
American en his natlve soil fighting for
liberty was Invincible. We had exteuded our
territory mero than ene half; we had built
railroads, steamboats and telegraph lines far
In excess of any peeple In the world; our
citizens held the proud nnd well deserved
honor of being the discoverers of all the grent
Inventions of the age; we had mere happy
homes within our borders than any Natien
under the sun; we had strengthened our
government until our standing as a Natien
was the envy of the world; we hnd carried
the stars and stripes, floating ut the mast
head et our merchant ships. Inte every
civilized pert en earth, and wrung from
narrow-minded nrlstecracy that decent re
spect for the opinions of mankind whluh they
never knew before; In n word, we had dem
onstrated te the satisfaction of nil thinking
men and women that the dlvlne right of
Kings te rule and oppress the human race
was a myth; nnd taught the world the great
lessen that u man may be a gentleman In a
peasant's garb or n King though he were no
crown but the murk of honest tell en his
Yes, by arduous tell and untold sacrifices we
had climbed the heights of freedom and
placed the Hag of our country nigh en theso
pinnacles of deflatye whero foreign feo dare
net Insult. Hut, lelfcscJj a cloud and hear again
the hearse mutterinis et ominous war. I sec
the horizon darkening. I hear men talk with
bated breath mid pallid lips. I see the glaring
headline of envious strife that marks the Jeur
nals of our land and I ask whence comes this
alarm. Hns old Englnnd ngaln buckled en
her armeur und ceme out en our seas and
plains ence mero te rob us of our freedom? Hns
Mexico gathered strength nnd resolution te
try and regain her lest territory, or hns the
spirits of ten thousand red men risen from
their forest graves te reclaim from us the land
of our fathers? Ah, no, fellow-eltlzens, this
tlme It is no foreign feo; this tlme It Is no
Engllshraau, Mexlcan or savage warrior that
comes te threaten the homes of our mothers,
our wives, our sisters and our daughters.
Hut It Is brother against brother, father
against son, members of the same housoheld
eften en opposite sldes engaged In ene or the
most sanguinary struggles of which history
speaks. If It were possible I would draw the
veil of aetual recollection ever this mighty
struggle, se thafyeu all would knew It only
as I de as an historical episode. But this can
not be dene, for I knew that I am new looking
Inte the faces of wires and husbands who
have felt what It Is te say farowell and part,
the one te the red floldet strife and carnage,
and the ether je these prayerful days, these
sgertlste tearful nbjfetf when the heart of
the faithful wife, ient'by, the sword of an
guish, en bearing hew that her natural pro pre pro
tecterjiad'becn slain tn the clash of arms,
shed ai holy bleed as ever dewed the field of
battle. Yei, I knew that I am talking te
veterans te-day tbnt lived In these days
that tried men's souls. I knew that I
am talking te women here te-day who,
though they were denied the privilege
of being actually present at the Wilderness,
Gettysburg, Shlleh or Franklin were there
as truly In spirit as the guardian angel that
watches evor the thoughts of an Innecent
child. Hut that awful strlfe is passed, and the
angel of union has again exteuded the ollve
branch of peace, nnd the question new Is,
What should be the feelings of theso one
towards another who were matched In arms
during that sanguinary struggle? Should one
bitter word be spoken or ene vindictive
thought be entertained by the brave soldier
that were the blue towards bis equally brave
brother that were the gray? When the sun
shine of peace bursts through the dark and
awful clouds of war and dissipates them
should It net bear away In Its gentle beams all
tbe envy, malice and hatred that rankled In
the breast of men during that dreadful period
and make them realize again that they are
brothers? Should net the gentle influence of
peace, prosperity and happiness In a united
country call out from the heart of every
Amerlcan citizen praises toward Ged and love
for bis fellow-men? Should they net clasp
hands ever the graves of thelr brave com
rades, realizing that lere Is stronger than
hnte and swear, net vengoance like Hannibal
of old, but eternal leve and fealty toward
each ether, their Ged, their country and them
selves? Should they net Jein In teaching their
children thnt leve of their country and Its
flag that whenever the defense of cither re
quire the peer sacrifice of their lives the vic
tims will be ready at tbe appointed time?
Should they net ns a pious duty teach them
this prayer of the immortal Webster: "When
the night of death Is gathering about me and
my eyes nre turned for the last tlme te beheld
the sun in heaven, may they see him shining
en n country net tern by internal strifes and bit
ter disunions, but may they see him shining en
tbe stars and stripes waving ever a prosper
ous and contented people whose motto shall
be Union new and Union forever, one and
North and Seuth, East and West should be
taught te feci and bollere as the great here of
Appomattox did when he said te the world
and proved It by his actions that he was net
outraged in a warfare of revenge. They
should be taught te feel and bollevo as the
great Hebert E. Lee did who never let a sun
go down without praying for the welfare'and
prosperity of his ceuutry. Yes, the charac
ter, the words nnd deeds of that great man
should in a peculiar way govern and guide the
peeple of the North and Seuth and be Instru
mental in bringing about theso fraternal feel
ings of leve and union se necessary te the
progress nnd happiness of our common coun
try. After the war he wns offered at different
times places of great honor and trust, but his
answer te tbem nil was "Ne, I cannot; I have
led the young men of the Seuth In battle, and
I shall new spend tbe remainder of my days
in teaching tbem te leve thelr common coun
try." Yes, I think, fellow-citizens, that the ex
ample of the great men who led the peeple et
the North and Seuth in that mighty struggle
Is truly a cloud by day and a pillar of Ore by
night te lead the American peeple out again
en the high and holy plane of fraternal love
and union. Whether it be Sherman, Sheri
dan, Themas, Lee or the Hen of Shlleh, the
great commander of modern times that spoke
or wrete net a word de we find that warrants
us In feeling that there was aught In the
heart of any of theso great men but love for
their country and an anxious solicitude that
Its free Institutions might llve te hand down
te future generations the blessings of llberty.
And this, fellow-citizens, and this alone is
the teachibg of the Grand Army of the He
public. The political demagogue nnd trickster may
sneer at you old battle-scarred veterans and
say that you served your country for a pen
sion, but you can afford te let all such ground
less criticisms pass Inte the realms of oblivion
tn company with the ignoble critics who make
them, and be content te knew that you have
done your whele duty tn helping te sustain
the cause of liberty through the flery ordeal
of war, for which you will evor have the
reverence and respect of a grnteful people
nnd tbe substantial remombrance of the
greatest government In the world. And as
jeu meet from year te year te place theso
emblems of tendercst love en the graves of
our departed comrades, ns each returning
sprlngtlme creates them anew, you are teach
ing u practical lessen of patriotism te the ris
ing generation who will, as time crystnllzes
the great value of your services, rovcrence
you the mere, and you will be preparing your
own souls, by deeds of exalted charity, te
take thelr place tn tbe ranks of the Omnipo
tent Commander of the Unlverse in thnt land
"where the wicked cease from troubling and
the weary are ut rest."
Bowi.iNe Green is experiencing a gen
uine boom in her industrial interests. A
shingle factory, n paper mill and a wagon
and plow fnchjry are among her new
Rkmkmiikh, The Ledger prints "Help
Wanted." " Lest." " Found," and similar
notices net of a business character, free
of charge. The only thing we require is
that the copy be sent in before 9 o'clock
en day of publication.
TnK Lexington churches have united
In passing resolutions strongly commend
ing Judge J, R. Morten, Commonwealth's
Atterney Bronsten and County Attorney
Allen for thelr endeavors te suppress the' t .
peel rooms of that city. '
W. C. Halhkrt, County Attorney, has
riled an information against Wv L. Fitch
eJ- Vnnceburg, asking an investigation
into certain charges that have been
spocifled against him, The case has been
tried but the decisien will net be an
nounced for several days.
The Ledger trill im a special edl- '.
tlen early en the morning of July 4th.
Advertisers will de will te take adcan- .
tage of thin issue, which will In large
and unique. Copy must be in hand net
later than neon of the Ut.
Tub newest great city of Europe is
Budapest, the capital and metropolis of
lungary. In Kossuth's day, lees than
half a century age, the combined popu
lation of Buda and Pesth, lying en op.
poslte sides e the Danube, was about
100,000. The consolidated manlcipallty
new has a population of full half a
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