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May 26, 1888. J
That is The When. This
great clothingstore, which de
livers you goods from the fac
tory at first cost, has now the
Nobbiest Suitings to suit
Nobby Dressers in the city, in
every grade, and in every
grade a lower price than other
dealers can touch.
NOTHING LIKE IT.
You can't find anything in
this region like our display of
Spring Clothing and Gents'
Furnishing Goods; other
stocks are like a few samples
compared with our multitudi
ous array. Don't waste your
time going anywhere else;
save it and money, too, by
coming direct to The When.
AS TO HATS.
These we have in Spring
shapes ; the celebrated
SchindW and Nascimento in
silk and stiff, and popular
crush hats in all colors.
All goods marked in plain
25 and 27 West Main Street.
SALE OF FINE
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Solid Silver and Silver
Plated Ware, at
56 Limestone St,
Still continues. Many of the fin
est gooda are left unsold,
MUST ALL GO
'Gold and Silver Watches, both
Ladies' and Gents', at less
than Wholesale Prices.
GOODS SOLD (T PBIHTE SUE
DURING THE DAT.
AUCTION AT 7:30, EVENING.
oGSoufh Limestone St.
y Telephone 150.-
DR. H. R. DOSCH,
OoeradiiK Dentlitrr Special tv3
4:15 X. a.
THE LAST BATTLE.
Critical Condition of General 8heridanj
The Great Warrior How light
Iliitnry at II U SlcknMS A Betapse Dls.
courages UU Friend, and in Jnd
Thought to lie Near The Lat
Bt the Associated Press.
WiHiNaTO5, May 2S. The reticence of
those most intimate! v associated with Gen.
I eral Sheridan dtlaj oil the publication of a
History 01 ins sickness. He returned from
a latigumg trip in Uie Mississippi Valley
about two weeks ago, and, although he did
not feel as strong) usual, he went to his
omce in tue ar lepartment erery day till
last Tuesday. On Monday he nent home
on account of illness, and that nisht was
seized with terrible pains in his heart. Sur
geon u uciny ana a priest were summoned
and the sacrament of extreme unction was
administered, but the case yielded to
medical treatment, and on Thursday
the General was to go to his office,
but was restrained by his doctor. Thurs
day night the heart pains returned, and
the alarm was renewed, and those who had
been so secretive were obliged to acknowl
edge that General bhcridan's condition was
and Had been Tery alarming. His main
ailment is what is technically known as
Tal ular heart disease, and it is understood
that aa a result of his heart trouble he is
affected dropsically. lie reclines In an
arm-chair rather than upon a bed, as a
measure of safety and comfort To those
who were advised of the real character of
the sickness, the announcement that the
General as sitting up was 'not especially
comforting. It is dangerous for Mm to lie
Up to about ten minutes to five on Satnr.
day the General had been doing very well,
and the family was in cheerful spirits at
the strength and interest in passing events
shown by the sick man. 'o symptoms of
a recurrence of the failure of the valves of
the heart to properly close had appeared,
and as the attacks of the day prevlons had
occurred in the morning, it was hoped that
he would quickly1 rally and become better
able to meet any future dangers. As soon
no t tiAmma aviilant linn avu. la wnlwi
lar failure of the heart had again set,
in, iuey mw mat meir cuensneu nopes
of a" successful dav woJildnot.be. realized.
Everything possible was done for the na-
tient, -:but ,wjtijpnlyf imperfect success.
THgftafis arid whisky were administered
ana tinauy a. ouster was put over the heart.
Tbese'applirfttiotis stimulated the heart to
an increased action, though not to to the
extent tliat-was desired. JThe Mister was
not intended so much! to-.oounteract' the
present attack as to prevent a-subseqnent
oue. The General's return to nearly the
normal condition in which he has been
since his illness was slower than from any
of the preious attacksam the doctor said
of the attack: "It was pretty severe."
At 6 o'clock last evening General Sheti
was reported as resting comfortably and
it was thought his condition was somewhat
improved. The secretiveneas which lias
surrounded the sick man's chamber has
been very unsatisfactory to the many
friends of the distinguished soldier here.
The Post of yesterday, commenting on the
subject, says: "The thousands of veterans
who followed his brilliant leadership and
fought the brave figet, and the country at
large, eagerly ask for news of his condition.
As has been truly said, he is the
last great figure of the war, yet
the public .is barred from all
save the most meagre news, as if he were
surrounded by the enemy. The bulletin of
Friday night stated that his normal pulse
was 1US, yet competent medical authority
states that it is almost out of reason. The
bulletin stated that the oedema of the legs
had been reduced, yet Saturday nighva
bulletin was entirely silent on this im
portant point If oedema is present and
increases, it is a necessary deduction that
the heart failure is present and increasing.
This cannot continue for many hours.
Death lies at the bottom of a relapse.
General Sheridan's phystcians at 8 o'clock
issued the following bulletin: The re
peated attacks of partial failure of the
heart and its continued feeble action has in
duced a condition of the lungs
which prevents the proper aera
tion of the' blood. His condition
has hitherto been naturally controlled,
but shows such a tendency to recurrence
as to justify the most serious appre
hensions. It is critical. He is free from
pain, and so expresses himself." At ten
o'clock his phybkian reported that no
change for the better had taken place.
The Latest Bulletins.
Washisotos-, May 28. The following
bulletin was Issued at 10 o'clock from a
consultation at 9 a. m.: "Gen. Sheridan
passed a bad night, having an irregular
pulse, labored respiration and being fre
quently delirious. Within the last hour
there has been a slight but pereeptable Im
provement In all his symptoms. His pulse
Is 110 and steadier. The oedema of the
legs has gradually subsided and Is now
slight He continues to take an ample
supply of nourishment, which seems to be
At 11:10 a. m. General Sheridan was
sleeping quietly and restfully. At 9 this
morning be recognized and spoke pleasant
ly to his body servants. Mrs. Sheridan is
grateful for the sympathy and kindness ex
tended and for many messages received
from the general's friends. The general
awoke at 11:15 and his mind was entirely
clear. He recognized everyone about him.
Oxygen has'-been administered constantly
since be awoke.
At 13:15 'there was no change, In the
patient's condition, oxygen being con
Chicago, May 28. News concerning
General Sheridan's condition Is received
with the greatest sorrow here in Chicago,
where he was a resident from 1869 to 1883.
Yesterday the services In many Chicago
churches were given a character In har
mony with the spirit of a memorial. Dif
ferent posts of the Grand Army of the Re
public attended several churches In their
official capacity, and the sermons were giv
en largely to patriotlo topics. Some of
these sermons were as stirring as were the
utterances of the men who delivered them
in war times, and In all of them there were
reverent and tender references to General
WHO WOULD SUCCEED SHERIDAN.
The Republic has many Inquiries ss to
who would succeed to the head of the army
In the event of the death of General Sheri
dan, and undertakes to answer all through
these columns. The major general who
would succeed Sheridan Is General J. M.
Schofield, of New York, a state which
seems to be taking Ohio's former place.
SchoSeld will not be a general or lieuten
ant general, but the ranking major general
In command. The office of general became
extinct with Sherman's retirement, and that
of lieutenant general will go with the hero
Cashier of the St. Paris National Baak
CixcnofATi, May 28. A Times-Star
special from St Tarts, Ohio, says E. N.
Rhodes, cashier of the First National bank,
was quietly arrested and gave bond for his
appearance before the United States Com
missioner May 31. The charge Is embez
zling, stealing and taking away fnnds of
Rhodes Is well known to bankers In
Springfield, so reportorlal Inquiry de
veloped. He Is a man of fine
address and very taking manners.
He Is ex-treasurer of Champaign
county, having been appointed to the posi
tion for one term by the county commission
ers. At the expiration of his term he
failed In re-election by popular vote. Much
regret and surprise Is felt at his act
Watenpout In Nebraska
Cdadkox, Neb., May 28. A water
spout, which broke in the northwestern
large part of Dowes county, Saturday night,
submerged a mile of the track, on the Fre
mont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad.
and washed away a number of bridges. It
has rained hard since 4, last night without
stoDBlng. and the country Is flooded. Thi
farmers all along White and Lone Tree
rivers have had to abandon their homes, a
number of which have been washed away.
White river has risen sixteen feet In forty
minutes. The water came down almost In
a solid walL The rivers are still rising and
it Is raising hard.
PonTSMOUTH, N. H., May 23. The body
of Henry Wbitebouse, aged 22, an em
ploye of the Electric Light works, was
found this morning terribly disfigured. Uls
throat was out and his head contained
ten or twelve wounds, inflicted with some
blunt instrument James Palmer, a former
employe of the company was arrested on
suspicion. On Wednesday the police force.
In company with the sheriff, searched
Palmer's house for some tools. Palmer
swore to be revenged.
Great Kallroad Han Killed.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 28. Brock,
the well known railway man, who has Just
retired from the superlntendancy of the
nortnern division or tne unicago, jiuwau
kee A St Paul road, fell downstairs at his
homculnthis city this morning, and was
Instantly killed. It Is thought that he was
Too Mueli Corn.
Chicago, May 28. The all absorbing
event on 'Change this morning was the re
ceipt of 1,257 cars of com. Had It not
been for wet weather, which will Interfere
with the grading of today's receipts, there
would undoubtedly .have been a bad break.
The General Conference.
New" Youk, May 28. Benjamin St
James Fry was elected editor of the Cen
tral Christian. Advocate, at St Louis, by
the Methodist Conference today. The vote
stood: Fry 248. W;T. Smith 143.
Honor to Sheridan.
New York. May 28. A Washington
special says that a bill will probably be re
ported to the senate today by the military
committee giving snenaan ine utie ot gen
era! of the army.
Fuller Not Tet Confirmed.
Washington, May 23. The senate
committee on judiciary this morning again
considered the nomination of Mr. Fuller to
be chief justice, but did not reach a con
Heavy Rains and Flood.
QuiNcr, HL, May 28. Two and one
eighth Inches or water fell In less than four
hours last night Rain and storms are re
Wild Blasts of the Tempest Yesterday
A violent storm of rain, wind and thun
der and- lightning bellowed over the city
at about 1050 Sunday forenoon, doing con
siderable damage. At Possum crossing on
the Little Miami railroad, a heavy tree
blew down immediately next to
the track. A moment later the
morning train up from Xenla dashed past
the crossing. The engineer was unable to
keep a very sharp lookout owing to the
storm, and It would have done him little
good at any rate. The broken branches of
the tree were just close enough to "scrape"
the train, and fourteen windows were
smashed In the encounter. Including several
In the sleeper. The passengers were badly
frightened but none hurt
Giant trees were blown down all over
thoclty. "Several were prostrated on the
stand-pipe grounds, one at Jefferson and
Center, one at Jefferson and Franklin and
quite a number In the west end. A lady
named Mrs. Dick Schulte was passing the
residence of Mrs. Miller, at east Main
and Lagonda avenue, when the lid of
of a door in the roof blowing off. missing
her but a few Inches. It would have
brained her had It struck her.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning
there was another violent Btorm, with dia
bolical plays of lightning In the west It
looked nasty for a while, not less
than eight electrically illuminated
clouds apparently coming together.
No special damage in tnis section
is reported, however. There was another
hard rain at 10 o'clock this morning, and
prospects are for stormy weather- A cold
wave is predicted.
Mr. Cornelius Miller's barn, four miles
west on the National road, was struck by
lightning yesterday. Some boys, playing
In the bam at the time, were scared pretty
badly. .Una damage to tee. Darn was not
great r- u i
' k Death of James Pierce McCord.
Died, at midnight, oatheiftth, at the
residence of the late Major William Hnnt
in Clark county, Ohio, ot paralysis, James
Pierce MeCord, in the 73d year-of his age.
Due notice oi tne iunerai win oe given.
Hoard of Trade.
There will be a meeting of the citizens
canvassing committee of the board of trade
tomorrow momlng at 8:30 o'clock, at the
office of Oscar T. Martin, sq.
THE CUARDS AT HOME.
The Prices Won and the Impressions of
'The award of prizes was made at dress
parade at the great lnter-state drill at Nash
ville Saturday night The Champion City.
Guard received fifth prize in the Infantry
drill $250. The Gatllng gun squad of
battery E, this city, took second prize In the
Gatllng drill 3250. Springfield got a very
admirable share of the honors, and there Is
general satisfaction, although the many
admirers of the Guard would have
liked and hoped for them to have
been awarded a higher place In the
glories and compensations of the great con
The Judges were Lleutenat 11. II. Ran
dolph, of the 3d artillery; Lieutenant W. B.
Stone. 2d artillery, and Lieutenant C. B.
Saterlee, 3d artillery. They are all West
Pointers. The prizes were awarded as fol
lows: Infantry Louisville Light Infan
try, first prize; Southern Cadets,' of Macon,
Georgia, second prize; Hermitage Guards, of
Nashville, Tenn., third prizfc; Atlanta
Guards, of Atlanta, Georgia, f6urth prize;
Champion City Guard, Springfield, Ohio,
In the Tennessee state drill for com
panies not entered Jn the reguar infantry
contest the following awards were made:
Witt Rules, of Columbia, Tenn., first prize;
A. D. Rifles, of Bristol, Tenn., second
prize; Rock City Guard, off Nashville,
Tenn., third prize.
In the regular Infantry content, In which
the Champion City Guard was entered the
aggregate of prizes was 85,750, divided as
follows: First S2.500; second, 91,500;
third, 81,000; fourth. 8500; fifth. 8250.
In the contest drill of the Galling gun
squads there were three entries, and the
squad of Rattery E, of Springfield, received
second place, the Louisville Light Artillery
winning the first prize. In this class there
were only two prizes offered, viz: 8500, to
the first and 8250 to the second. The
Springfield boys, therefore, came home
with S500 In cash and lots of gloVy.
In the Zouaves' drill, the Linck Zouaves,
of Nashville, Tenn., received first prize and
the Memnels Merchants, of Memphis, Term.,
rCe Individual drill took place Frlday
aftemoon at 4:30 o'clock. There were
twenty contestants, and Corporal William
Hardy and Private Walter Davis represent
ed the Champion City Guard. Both did
splendidly, being two of the fo lr remain
ing at tne last They droppet out on a
difficult command, however. 7
Both the Guard and the xsatterr boys ar
rived home at 10:30 Sunday night; leaving
Nashville at 7:15 a. m. They were met at
the C. C. C. & L station by Co. A of the
American Army, Captain Wilber Colvln,
and escorted to their several armories, ac
companied by quite a throng of
citizens. The streets were mud
dy, bnt the enthusiasm was
net -First Lieutenant Carl K. Mower and
Private Jack A. McCarty, who occupied a
managerial cositiontof Itie trlDiat the re
quest or tne company a position ne aDiy
nuea did not arrive home until 2 a., m.
lying over In Cincinnati. 4 h
The boys are weilj satisfied lth jthelr
trip as a rule, particularly Inj regard to
tne una ana courteous ireaisaeni iney
received. Concerning the award of
prizes, they are not by any means
so unanimously pleased. Lieut Mower
said this mornlngi. "It would bo bad grace
for us to kick asalnst the decision of the
judges, and yet we frankly expected some
Inquiry among the boys seems to develop
this fact When they finished drilling and
left the field. It was the current remark In
the company that they bad .not done
themselves as high degree of credit
as they might briefly, that thelr
name was "mud.". But the kind
comments of the Nashville press, after the
drill, and the Invariable praise bestowed
by the people on the drill put up by the
Guard, had led them to hope and believe
that they had done better than they knew.
It Is said that odds of five to one were of
fered by spectators that the C. C. G. would
not get below second prize.
There is one point upon which the
company Is an admiring, enthusias
tic, gallant unit and that Is
that Miss Anna Lou Weakley, the
sponsor of the company. Is about the sweet
est most beautiful, most lovable and ac
complished joung lady they ever met a
typically glorious young Southron, with all
the graces that wealth and culture can be
stow. Miss Weakley presented the com
pany with a handsome floral horse-shoe
just before their departure.
The official report of the judges finds an
endless amount of fault with the Champion
City Guard, and is so openly unjust that it
Is not thought worthy of space. For in
stance, it says that the arms were rusty and
dirty. As a matter.of fact they had been
over from the Columbus arsenal less than
a week. The boys lost heavily In stacking
arms two of the stacks falling down: The
Champion City Guard make another com
plaint, and It seems to be a just one that
they were marked down fornot using blank
cartridges In the manual ot arms drill,
when they were specifically told that it was
not necessary to use cartridges.
A MISFIT CLERGYMAN.
Rev. N. D. Creamer Injects Prohibition
Politics Into a Memurlal Addre.
There Is a time for everything under the
sun, bnt the time for a prohibition speech
Is not at a G. A. It Sunday memorial ser
vice. From the following special to the
Columbus Journal It would seem that the
people of the neighboring town ot Me-
chanlesburg are of that opinion, and are
pretty indignant at what transpired there
Mechanicsburo, May 27. Special.
Grand Army circles, as well as the com
munity at large here are In a perfect stew
over the exercises at the. memorial service
at the opera house today. As announced.
Rev. N.D. Creamer, pas tor of the Method 1st
Protestant cuurch. at this place, preached
the sermon. The reverend gentleman, who
Is known for his prohibition proclivities,
bad just returned from the state convention
at Toledo last Saturday, where he had been
a delegate, and was armed with that party's
documents, which he fired broadside into
his audience. The exercises were opened
at the opera house, a general Invitation be
ing extended to alt and the G. A. It post
W. It u. and a. oi v. camp attenaea in a
body, as the occasion was more particularly
for them ana oy tnem arranged.
After & review of America's wonderful
resources, Mr. Creamer opened up .the
documents aforesaid, the publication ot the
Prohibition National League, and began a
radical speech from that standpoint To
say that those noble orders were disgusted
and anronieu wouiu ue uuiy uiuu e&
nresslon. Several left the hall and the
others only remained through respect
to the occasion. Maledictions are loud
against the action of turning so sacred an
occasion Into the channels of the dirty cess
pool of politics. The chaplain of the G.
A. R. post Henry Cheney, who secured
the minister for the occasion. Is heartily in
dignant and makes the following graphic
Illustration in comparing tne nrst ana tat
ter part of the exercises: "It looks to me,"
said he, "like a cow which, after giving a
pail ot good, wholesome milk, raises her
foot and kicks over the pall and contents."
So it appears to us all.
Pao Yun. President of the Pekin (China)
Academy, Is translating Shakspeare's plays
THE GRAND ARMY.
The Annual Sermon by Bev. Dr. George
H. Fullerton to Mitchell Post, in the
Second Presbyterian Ohurch.
A Large Attendance ot Veterans ami Bona
of V.terans A MftgnlncentDiicourte
Printed In Full, at the Itequwt of
Mitchell Po.t Vote of Thanks.
The members of Mitchell Post of the
Grand Army of the Republic, the Soqs of
eterans and old soldiers generally, met In
pretty full force, In tho midst of a storm.
Sunday morning In the G.A.ltbalI,on Mar
kets treetand marched to the Second I'res
byterlan church. The platform was decorated
with flowers. A portion of Scripture was
read by the pastor. Rev. George II. Fuller-
ton, D. D., and Comrade Rev. R. F. Delo,
offered prayer, remembering Past Post
Commander Colonel James E. Stewart, now
lying very ill, and also General Sheridan
Dr. Fullerton then delivered the follow
ing magnificent discourse, which is given In
John 15-13 Greater love hath no man
than this, that a man lay down his life for
Comrades and friends We have assem
bled this momlng to celebrate In a religious
way an exhibition ot the great love ot which
our Lord here speaks. All over the north.
at least and to a growing extent In our
whole blessed country, the soldiers of the
army of the republic and those who stood
by us with material aid and with sympa
thies and prayers during the days ot war
are uniting In devout commemoration ot,
and thanksgiving for, the love which dared
to lay down Its life for Its friends.
As we remember the victims of this great
sacrifice of love for our country we think.
first of the national cemeteries, where the
ashes of nearly 400,000 of them repose.
The old flag floats over them, and In each
cemetery a soldier or two guards them
while they sleep.
It does not require ranch military force to
keep the dear old boys In line now or defend
them from attack. The feet of friends
only cross the guard line, and each one of
them is ready with the countersign of a
But our minds can not stop here. We
think, too, of those who repose In almost
every cemetery of city, and village and
hamlet and of the thousands who sleep In
graves all over the south, which are known
only to the angel of the resurrection A
lady, not long since, was standing on
Mission Ridge, and on kicking the earth
carelessly, she turned up the skull of a sol
dier. 1 often think of an epitaph which
appeared some years ago on a headstone of
a soldier In the valley of the Potomac
that valley of dry bones such as Ezeklel ones
saw in his vision. It ran thus:
''Unknown Is all this epltann can tell
If Jesus knew hlmjjiU is welt"
Nor can our recollections and celebra
tions stop with the dead only. There are
hundreds of thousands of living soldiers,
who. In intention and spirit made precisely
the same offering and who are In a true
sense on the altar of their country today.
They are snnering,perhaps with wounds or
wlthjillseasp contracted in the army and
the awful intensity of that four years of
struggle s making nearly all of them old
men before their time. We used to love to
talk about the soldiers as "the boys," and
we still do and always wilL When we re
member that the a erase of the men who
enlisted in our army was nineteen years
and probably less, we can see how the
term originated and how appropriate it
was. But when we look at a procession or
assembly of "the boys" now and see how
grizzled, or white, or .bald thelc heads are
and how deep thef furrows in their faces
which the plowing of only a quarter of a
century has made, the term becomes a bit
of pleasantry which contains beneath it a
pathos which lies near the fountain of tears.
Said an intelligent gentleman to me, not
long since (who, though not a soldier him
self, had watched with painful Interest the
struggles ot the war): "When I remember
the sufferings of our soldiers, both during
the war and since, they Use Into a sum
which Is not only unspeakable, but incon
ceivable, and the moral sublimity of their
sacrifice overwhelms me." Every thought
ful patriot who enters into like reflections
and reckonings will experience the same
But comrades and friends, all such sac
rifice of lote for others, has power in it,
moral power, which ought not to be wasted
In mere memories and tender sentiments.
When men see a mountain stream rushing
to the sea, they are not content to think or
its beauties and to celebrate them In song,
but they think, too, ot the useful forces In
wayward action there, and they hasten to
curb aud control them for the good
of humanity, with dams, and wheels, and
spindles, and millstones, and moral power
is capable of like usefulness wherever It
may be generated, and calls for like control
for beneficient end. The highest exhibi
tion of the moral power of sacrifice which
the world has ever seen is the laying down
of the life of the Son of God on Calvary.
"And I, If I be lifted up, will draw all men
unto me," said Jesus at His cross, and this
day Is Ills prophecy being fulfilled In- our
eyes. There Is no moral power on earth
which can equal that with which the re
ligion of the Nazarene Is magnetizing and
drawing men, and all to useful ends. There
Is no wasting ot this power (at least In
divine intention) in mere commemorations
and tears, and the moral power generated
by our army, dead and living, Is of like
kind. 1 do not say, observe, that It Is
Identical, either In quality or degree (the
Infinite cannot be measured with the line
of the finite), but it Is of like kind, and
having been largely committed to use who
still lle, as a sacred trust it behooves us
to ask ourselves the question: How can
we best conserve this power and use It for
It Is my wish to suggest some answers to
this question this morning which, 1 trust
will engage your attention ana meet wun
First we can use tne power oy appeal
ing to the Nation for the maintenance of
the principles for which we fought If ever
there was a war for principle, the war for
the Union was such. We did not fight be
cause of our hatred or for the thirst of
blood. We recognized those "Johnnies" in
butternut and gray as our misguided breth
ren. Many ot them had the blood of our
own ancestors in them, and the' very name
'Johnny" was a sort ot pet family name.
Think of the soldiers of France and Ger
many calling each other by such pet names,
or trading coffee and sugar for tobacco, and
exchanging ail manner of jokes across the
Hot yet am we ngnt lor territory, uo tne
other .hand we hastened to restore every
foot oi territory we naa conquer, alter
the war was over.-
We even bought trie land Jot the south.
for cemeteries, where we might bury our
dead, paying for it like Abraham 'of old,
when he bought Macpelah for his dead, in
"current money with the merchant and
not In confederate shlnplasters. - Yea,
verllv. in our own state of Ohio, our gov
ernment bought the land at Columbus, on
which confederate prisoners naa been
butted, and devoted It forever, as a resting
place for them.
We fought tor principle, i say, ana now
that the war Is over, every soldier should
feel that while he lives he should stand as a
sentinel over those, principles for which so
many precious lives were laid down, not
with sword and bayonet but with the
moral forces committed to his trust I was
personally stirred by the action of the old
soldiers, everywhere. In opposition to the
return of the rebel flags. Our excitement
and protest were greatly misapprehended
by many at that time. They were con
strued by many as discourtesy to the presi
dent, and secretary of war, occasioned by
pique and political animosity, and some
went so far as to claim that it was
an exhibition of hatred toward our fallen
foes, but these critics did not understand
the feelings of the soldiers. There are no
citizens In this land who have such respect
for the "powers that be" as the old soldiers.
That respect was drilled Into them during
four years ot discipline on the parade
ground, on the battle field. In the trench,
on the march; vea. verily. In the guard
house and while laboriously carrying fence
rails under the supervision of the officer
ot the guard. And no one who saw us
feeding hungry prisoners out of our Im
poverished haversacks and sharing wttn
them the last drink of water in our can
teens would ever accuse us of begrudging
our conquered foes a few wagon-loads of
old banners on personal grounds.
No, those old banners represented a prin
ciple, as they waved above the hosts of gray
on the field of battle, and when at last they
lowered themselves before the colors ot the
army ot the union they represented a dead
and buried principle, and when It was pro
posed to return them again to the south It
seemed to the soldier like a resurrection of
the dead old lie of secession.
And hence their sublime protest uttered
as a matter of principle, and not of per
sonal feeling and animosity. That protest
shook this land like an earthquake and it
not only resulted In the speedy return of
the rebel nags to their sepulchres, Dut in
the exhibition to the world of the moral
forces which are In the keeping of the sol
diers oi tne union, and of their ability ana
purpose to use those forces for the mainte
nance of the principles for which the war
So let It ever be, comrades and friends:
"with charity for all, with malice toward
none," let us yet ever remember that true
charity Is consistent with loyalty and Jus
tice: that In the words of the apostle Paul
"Charity rejolcethnot In Iniquity but re
joiceth In the truth."
Again, we can use the moral power of
our sacrifice by standing up for law and or
der. This was. Indeed, one of the princi
ples for which we fought but allow me to
make special mention of it The great re
bellion ot the south for state's rights and
against the union. Is dead, as I have said.
It we see any movements in the land
which may seem to discredit this statement
at times, 1 am sure that It Is only the wrig
gling of the tall ot the snake after its head
has been crushed. The new south is turn
ing to new. Ideas, bnt the spirit of rebellion
against lawful authority Is not dead, and it
knows no north, no south, no east do
west It exhibits itself now In the creed
ot the anarchist denouncing all. govern
ment; now In the voice ot local majorities
who refuse to obey laws which they do not
like; now in frauds upon the ballot-box,
and now In the delay ot Justice by the
choking of courts and the manipulating
and brow-beating of juries. There are
multitudes of men In "our land who, under
the banner of liberty and perhaps with the
stars and stripes flying In the breeze above
them, are yet organized for the transgres
sion and defeat ot law. They will not wait
on constitutional methods for ridding them
selves of obnoxious legislation, by appeal,
by the leavening of public sentiment and
by the proper-uso of -the ballot-boxrhuf be
coming a lawunto themselves, they hasten.
In ways that I have named, to over-ride
the government and gain their personal
ends. " '
Now If there was anything that the sol-,
dter learned In the army, it was the majesty
and the necessity of law and government.
It was very hard at times to submit to the
authority of our superior officers. It was
particularly hard when we first entered the
army and when we saw tne boys with
whom we were raised tHlll" and "Harry"
and "Jack" putting, on shoulder-straps
and beginning to deal out orders, which we
were compelled to execute, under penalty
ot the guard-house,it not something worse.
It was very hard for us. who had been ac
customed to the freedom of the streets, and
to the run of the earth for that matter, to
find ourselves penned o by guard-lines In
every direction and to be remlndvd by the
prick of a bayonet perhaps, and the sug
gestion of a load ot lead further down the
barrel, that we could not go where we
wanted to, any more. But as time
went on; as we thought the thing
out as bayonets never thought in any army
before, we realized not only the dire neces
sity but the bemncence of all such govern
ment We realized that our true liberty
and highest welfare lay In this subordina
tion to our officers and their commands;
and when the old army dissolved at the
close of the war we brought
home with us a million school
teachers to instruct the nation
In the liberty ot law. Do yon know that
one of the chief reasons for the unexam
pled prosperity of our land since the war
lies just here? It Is one of the chief rea
sons for the confidence of the country in
her money, and her institutions and future
Integrity. Do you know that the chief
reason wny every uprising of nioD violence
has been certainly and lawfully crashed,
lies Just here? 1 tell you, it was a grand
thing, not only for Chicago and the state ot
Illinois, but for the whole country, that
when the fate of those murderous anarch
ists was hanging in the balance, we had
in the governor's chair, at Springfield, III.,
Uncle Dick Ogleeby, an old soldier.
Comrades and friends, let us keep on
with our school-teaching as long as there la
a soldier above ground. Let us teach the
Sons of the Veterans, and their children's
children, if spared to see them, the lessons
ot law which we learned In the school
bouse of camp and battle. I am glad to
find that our Grand Army ot the Republic
clings to the old Ideas and drill; that we do
not gather together in our posts for a
frolic; that our ceremonies are not
unmeaning ones: that while we en
joy the greeting ot friends with 'friend,
and on fitting occasions, the songs and stor
ies of the camp fire, yet that through and
beneath all our organizations and assem
blies there run the Ideas of law and order
and serious occupation that we "mean
business,' In a word.
But I will detain you with only one more
of the uses ot our power. We can turn the
moral power ot sacrifice to useful purpose.
comrades, by exalting before the nation the
glory of such saennce. To multitudes oi
men, (I had almost said the average man,
but I have more respect for the average
man than this.) the Idea of self-sacrifice for
others is an absurdity. The only bible
which such reople read makes prominent
such texts as these: "Look out for number
one!" "Every man for himself, and the
devil for the hindmost!" The Bible which
contains the word: "Greater, love hath no
man than this, that a man lay aown nisiiie
for bis friends," has never been translated
Into their tongue. But we know that this
text from the mouth ot Jesus Christ is
worth the whole bible of selfishness, and
that there is a glory In such sacrifice
as it teaches; which could not be
bought from those who enjoyed it,
with any eartly treasure. Could It my com
rades? Would you sell out the memories
ot your sacrifices and the moral powers be
queathed us by the great army of oar dead
for such corruptible things as silver and
gold? If the government should offer to
pay us ofl In lands and moneys, provided
that we would sign a quit claim to all our
past would you take a pen and affix your
names to such an article? 1 know that you
Continual on Fourth FaQe.
Black Surahs, double warp
and extra wide, $ I and $1.25.
Black and White India
White Shanghai Silks.
White and Cream Moire.
Black all-wool Challie, 40
Black Nun's Veiling,' from
Silk Warp Clairette.
Silk Warp Tamise.
Printed French all - wool
New White Shawls and
New goods opening daily.
48 AND SO LIMESTONE ST.
Is hereby girea that this is
the last week Cabinet Photos
are glreB with every Boys'
Ohb-Price Clothing Honse.
Improve tho opportunity as
long aa you hatethe ehanee?
THE LADIES' COMMITTEE.
The Centennial Display DIkuwkI by
Secretary Bonluun Saturday Axtar-
Saturday afternoon a meeting of the
ladles' branch of the Clark County Centen
nial society was held in the upper room of
the court house. The meeting was largely
attended and much interest was mani
fested. No business ot Importance was
transacted, the time of the meeting
being fully taken up with an ad
dress delivered by Mr. L. M. Bonham,
of Columbus, secretary of the State
centennial society. He fully detailed the
plans of the centennial commissioners, de
scribed the manner of the display In all of
the departments, and explained minutely
all the arrangements for the great exposi
tion. He said that It was expected by the
commissioners to secure at least 8100,000
from the government to defray the expense
of a fine government display at the exposi
tion. He answered numerous questions
that were put to dim, and through his ad
dress and answers to questions all the de
tails of the great show were brought out
THE HUNGRY FISHERMEN.
Xh Pel FitblDa; Party Katurn and tae
Catch Sao ws aueeaa(iit Baiting.
The PeJee fishing party, composed of
Dayton and Springfield gentlemen, have
returned and report rare sport and a glor
ious good time. The gentlemen from this
city who joined the party were Mr. P. E.
Bancroft Mayor K.euy ana uu Aa. Bax-
haus. The total result ot the six days the
party were out Is as follows:
Bancroft and Cooper 114
Best and Bright 3V
Blctrum A Snam
Mory ana Morj 1W
Canbv and Beaver , 1M
Dr JenalnzsaudR.X Klng
Kellv ana B&khsai-
Winters and Heber (two days)-
Total black bass.-
Memorial Exarcliea bj John Urown Poet.
Yesterday afternoon at the Second Bap
tist church John Brown Post Q- A. It,
held their memorial services': The ser
vices were conducted by Rev. 'Wilton R.
Boone. who delivered the memorial ad
dress, assisted by Comrade L. D. Wood,
Chaplain of the post
A large attendance was given by the
friends of the post who listened to the ex
cellent address by Rev. W. K. Bocae. The
remarks made Dy that divine werenna. ana
contained much food for thought An ex
cellent collection was made, tor which
thanks are returned through this medium.
The post will take part la the exercises
ot Decoration Day.
There will be an entertainment given by
the-Young People's society of the First
Lutheran church next Thursday evening.
May 31, 1888, entitled, "Flower Girls'
DrilL" There will also be. In connection
with bhls, aa Interesting musical program
rendered. Admission, 10 cents. This en
tertainment from present Indications, will
be one of the best that has been given by
that church for some time past
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