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8ATOROAT, Mat 81. 18W).
English fiorista have concluded that it
doesn't pay, after all, to run after new
yarieties of flowers. They have returned
to the old favorites. This season they
are giving their best attention to the
daisy, the pansy, the rose, the honey
suckle, the columbine, the larkspur, hol
lyhock, Canterbury bells, sweet peas, the
heliotrope and the dahlia.
Tbr apology Mr. McKinley makes for
putting raw sugar on the free list and the
payment of a bounty to the domestic
grower is that we do not produce as much
sugar as we use. So far so good. Neither
do we produce as much wool as we use.
If sauce for the goose is sauce for the
gander, why not put wool on the free list
and pay a bounty to the grower?
Chairmak Thomas, of the republican
congressional committee, has called a
meeting of that body at Monmouth next
Tuesday to decide upon the time and
place for holding the republican congres
sional convention. Bro. Oest has no
doubt signified a desire for an early con
ention so that in case he is again res
nominated be will have several months to
refence the district. Senator Berry, of
Hancock county, and Capt. Turnbull,
of Monmouth, will undoubtedly make it
very interesting for the present congress
The natural result of the persistent re
fusal of the republican party to give free
salt to the farmers is the information of
a great salt trust which will monopolize
the product of western New York and
Michigan. This new monoply is to be
known as the North American Salt Uoiop,
and it proposes to make itself, fell on
ev.ry farm from one end of the country
to another. This ia another of those
burdens for which the American farmer
has voted, and which he groans under
without realizing that be is responsible
for his own woes. The woes are coming
so thick and fast, however, that the
speedy enlightenment is certain.
The Choctaw Imliius have organized a
lottery company with a capital of SXW.UiO.
The brewery of Kleilx-r & Brother, at
Reading. Ohio, was iiirneil Friday. Ioss,
Fire U racing in the Baat colliery, in
Ashland, It. Workmen are fighting the
Pery Ilrtztnl Smith, au oldsettler of
Chicago, died in that city Thursday night,
Two little children of Michael Hart, of
New Haven, Conn., were killed by a run
away horse Friday.
Snowdeu Smith, of Fayetteville, Ark.,
was bitten by a dog more than a year ago
and Thursday lie died of hydrophobia in
A man named Spellman.who is involved
in the vote selling and buying at Lincoln,
IfN., testified Friday that the purchase of
vote in Lincoln was a regular practice.
The works of the Kagle Varnish, Hall
Steam I'unrp, and Fraelicii Urease com
panies were part ly destroyed by fire at AI-li-gheiiy.
Friday. Ixiss about $30,0110,
Mrs. Parsons, widow of the Chicago An
archist, decorated, the graves of her hus
band ,-tnd liis fellow victims of the law, at
U'al.lUcini cemetery, near Chicago, Fri
day. Thomas Williams, a man charged with
tripli- murder at Sednlia, Mo., clinched Ills
own guilt Friday by appearing in court
with the Hood-stained hat of one of his
victims iin his head.
Unknown fiends took Theodore Werch
(em tiller, a Texas ranchman, from bia
home near San Diego last Sunday, satu
rated his clothing with tur(entine and
roasted him to death.
John Sptlman, son of Ed S pel man, of
Peoria, Ills., the Infer well known in con
nection with the Cronin trial, has been
admitted to hail in 12,400 on the charge of
burglar-, his father going his bail.
The new ocean steamship Normannia,
which reached New York Friday, made the
trip from Qtieenstown in six days, five
hours and one minnte, the fastest maiden
voyage on record. She smashed forty feet
of her plates in a collision with an Iceberg.
The Owego (X. Y.) National bank, which
suspended payment owing to the defalca
tion of the cashier, C. A. Thompson, is ex
pec ted to resume business shortly.
Thompson's shortage, which amounts to
1100,000, will be met by bis friends and
Panltza Sentenced to Death.
Sofia, May 81. The court which has
been trying Maj. Panitza and his com
panions for conspiring against Prince Fer
dinand of Bulgaria, has concluded its la
bors. The sentence of the court for Pa
nitza is death, but it is hinted thet Prince
Ferdinand will commute the major's sen
tence from tleath to imprisonment for
fifteen years. Of the other conspirators
KalabkofT is sentenced to cine years, and
Amandoff and Kizoff to six years impris
onment. Six of the prisoners have been
The Hot Was Subject to Fits. .
New IIavf.x, Conn., May 31. Mr. Ger
hart, editor of the German newspaper of
this city, has brought complaint against
Principal Lewi, of the Davenport school,
to the Itoard of education, charging him
with punishing his son Joe so severely as
to bring on epilepsy, from which he died
Thursday. The I my was whipped for tru
ancy, lie has been subject, to fits, and be
side had a rupture, hut this was un
known to Iewis. The coroner and medi
cal examiner are investigating the case.
It Stirred Up the Telephone Girls.
Milwaukee. Wis., May 81. A telephone
wire yesterday fell across the trolly wire
of the Hinzy electric street railway, and
immediately there was trouble in blue
streaks. In the telephone office one of the
switchboards was burned out, and a num
ber of the girls prostrated. The damage
to the telephone company is quite heavy,
vnd the telephone service of the city will
be seriously crippled for a day or two.
fJliLi.irs "AT W07UC "
When the plucky,, fellow reached the top
the other morning and waved his hand to the
spectators far below a mighty shout went up,
and every one felt glad that the perilous task
bad been finished. The work of repairing the
chimney is now simply a matter of time, and,
thanks to Phillips, the army of bread winners
employed at the Clark mills will soon be back
in their old places again.
At the Brighton Beach races, Friday,
three horses collided and all went down.
The horse Heart was killed and Jockeys
Culleu and Owen were serious! v injured
Chicago. May 80. Friday being Decora
tion, Day the, exchanges were all closed
and no quotations were given out. Stf
THE LATEST NEWS.
Flight of the Men Responsible for
the Oakland Catastrophe.
HAWKINS' GAMBLING I) EN RAIDED.
Detective Destroy the) Paraphernalia
Without Ceremony Frank Kaha, the
Well Knows Chicago Real Estate Han,
Dies from the Effects of Arsenic Poison
Ing. San Francisco, Cal.. May 81. Enei
neer Samuel Dunn and Fireman O'Brien,
who were in charge of the engine tbat
plunged into the draw at Oakland, have
disappeared, fearing mob violence for the
A Detective Bald.
Chicago. May 31. Geo. Hawkins fa
mous gambling house on Clark street was
raided by detectives early this morning
and two tons of gambling implements
Died From Poison.
Chicago, May SI. Mr. Frank Kuhn,
the wealthy real estate dealer, who was
poisoned with his family two night ago
by arsenic in pies, died this morning
The rest of the family will probably re
THOSE CENSUS CIRCULARS.
A. Statement of Interest to Physicians
Washington Citt, May 31. Referring
to the criticism of the circular sent to the
doctors throughout the country by Dr.
John S. Billings, surgeon, U. S. A., in
charge of the division of mortality and
vital statistics of the eleventh census. Su
perintendent Porter has made the follow
ing statement: In the census of lS-Sd the
questions were substantially the same to
ascertain who were insane, idiotic, deaf,
blind, deformed, maimed, or sick. A cir
cular letter was sect to every physician in
the United States, inclosing a schedule
and asking for reports by name of every
insane or feeble-minded person known to
the doctor. No special objection was
made A very large numler of physicians
made such reports, and the result was to
add about ftl.OOO cases to the enumerators
returns. The success of this method sug
gested a similar circular this year.
The Information Strictly Confidential.
In the eleventh census the same ques
tions have been used and much the same
sort of circular letters sent to physicians,
but now they have been asked to furnish in
formation not only with regard to the in
sane and idiotic, but wiih regard to the
blind, deuf and sick, the purpose lining to
supplement the work of enumerators. It
was supposed that if the informati on given
was kept strictly confidential so far as in
dividuals are concerned, and this was
guaranteed by the superintendent of cen
sus and by Dr. Billings, and that if only
tables of results were published, physi
ciaus would be glad to aid in making
those tables accurate; that the name was
asked for in the physician's report simply
to prevent duplication, and as soon as it is
compared, the data a? to age, sex, nature
of infirmity, etc.. are copied on a card and
the physician's report at once destroyed.
This card, which does not contain the
name, is what is used by the census clerks
in compiling the data.
A Matter of Importance.
Superintendent Porter said he thought
no blunder had been made in following
the recommendations of the most eminent
statisticians of this c mntry and Enrope
and of Dr. Billings, who is himself one of
the most prominent in his profession in
the United States. The great mass of
people in this country are far too intelli
gent not to appreciate the value of infor
mation which would be derived from a
comparison of answers given and the im
portance of making such answers as accu
rate as possible, especially when they have
the assurance that their answers as re
gards each individual will be treated as
confidential, and all traces of the name de
stroyed as soon as the facts from the
schedule are noted on the tabulation cards.
IN THE BASE BALL FIELD.
The Brotherhood Continues to Draw the
Chicago, May 31. The base ball aggre
gations made hay while the sun shone yes
terday, all of them playing two games
each. As it didn't rain, the people will
have to wait until the Fourth of July for
the next opportunity to see Spalding's
prediction of Brotherhood collapse ful
filled. The fact, however, that 50 percent,
more people went to see the Brot herhood
games yesterday than the league games,
is not exactly full of sad import to the
former, whatever it may mean to the lat
ter. At the morning games the league
took in 6,Si5 half dollars, while the Broth
erhood had S,5.r;l. The afternoon, howeves,
was better for both, and especially so for
the Btothcrhood, which played to 33,371
people, while the League had to be con
tent with 21,841.
The Scores They Made.
Following are the scores recorded yes
terday: League: At New York (morn
ing) New York 1, Cincinnati 3; batteries
Welch and Murphy, Foreman and Bald
win; (afternoon) New York 0, Cincinnati 1;
batteries Kusie and Murphy, Viau and
Keenan. At Boston (morning) Boston 6,
Pittsburg 2; batteries Getzein and Gan
zelL Schmidt and Berger; (afternoon)
Boston 3, Pittsburg 0; batteries Nichols
and Bennett, Sowders and Wilson. At
Brooklyn (morning) Chicago C, Brooklyn
4; batteries Hutchinson and Kittredge,
Terry and Bushong; (afternoon) Brooklyn
7, Chicago 11; batteries Hutchison and
Kittredge, Carruthers. Hughes, and Daly.
At Philadelphia (morning) Philadelphia
4, Cleveland 8; batteries Vickery and
Schriver, Beating and Zimmer; (after
noon) Philadelphia 1, Cleveland 4; batter
ies Smith and Schriver, WaJsworth and
Brotherhood; At Boston (morning)
Boston 8, Buffalo 7; batteries Daley, Kil
roy and Murphy, Ferson and Macs; (af
ternoon) Boston 10, Buffalo 3; batteries
Rad bourn and Murphy, Keefe, Mack and
Halligan. At Philadelphia (morning)-Philadelphia
4, Chicago 2; batteries Sanders
and Milligan. King and Boyle; (afternoon
Philadelphia 9, Chicago 3; batteries
BufiSngton and Cross, Burst on and Far
relL. At New York (morning) New York
11, Pittsburgh 7: batteries O'Day and
Ewing, Staley and Carroll; (afternoon)
New York 8, Pittsburgh 9; batteries
Crane, John Ewing and Vaughn, Galvin
and CarroIL At Brooklyn (morning)
Broklyn 10, Cleveland 4; batteries Weyh
ing and Kislow, Gru ber and Sutcliff; (af
ternoon) Brooklyn 14, Cleveland 10; bat
teries Van Haltren and Cook, O'Brien and
American: At Brooklyn . (morning)-
Brooklyn 4, St. Louis 3; (afternoon) Brook
lyn 1, St. Louis 3; at Syracuse (morning)
Syracuse 3, Toledo 2; (afternoon) Syracuse
P, Toledo 11; at Columbns (morning) Co
lumbus 8, Athletic 5; (afternoon) Col urn
bus 8, Athletic 2; at Rochester (afternoon)
Rochester 4, Louisville 3.
Western: At Minneapolis (morning)
Sioux City 2, Minneapolis 5; (afternoon)
Sioux City 9, Minneapolis 11; at Omaha
St. Paul 5, Omaha 3; at Denver Des
Moines 0, Denver 2.
Fire Among the Furnishings.
Lowell, Mass., May 31. F ire yesterday
in the furnishing establishment of Sher
man & Manning caused a loss of STiC.OOO;
insurance, X,XJ0. Additional losses were
sustained by A. W. Derbeshire & Co.,
Pike's market, and the Boston and Lowell
Clothing company. .
One Way to Make Money.
New York, May 81. One trustee of the
sugar trust (a millionaire), who sold out
25,000 shares of sugar trust stock above
90, when everybody wanted to buy,
bought the same stock back under 80,
Thursday when everybody wanted to sell.
THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 31,
INTO AN OPEN DRAW
Awful Plunge 'of a Loaded Pas
TWENTY TO FORTY PERSONS LOST.
A Bridge-Tenders Carelessness Brings
About a Terrible Disaster at Oakland,
Cala. Thirteen Bodies Recovered and
Identified The Spring Palace at Fort
Worth, Tex., Burned with an Unknown
Number of Victims Russell Harrison
Shows Heroic Qualities Other Fatal
Oakland, Cala., May 3L The careless
ness of a bridge-keeper yesterday on the
Narrow gauge road led to the fatal plunge
of an engine and one car into a creek and
a terrible loss of life. Twenty bodies have
been recovered and as many mere are
missing. The three cars in the train con
tained about 150 people. As it neai-ed the
bridge the passengers who looked out of
the window were amazed to see the draw
A Car-Load of People Enfnlfd.
The yacht Juniata had just passed
th rough, and the bridge keeper nade a
desperate effort to close the draw, but
without success. Luckily the we ght of
the engine and the first coach brc ke the
train in two, and the rest of it was saved.
When the coach fell through it went
completely under water, but a nun bers of
the passengers crawled through the win
dows and escaped. The majority of the
passengers in the coach were women and
children. 1 he car which had followed the
engine to the bottom of the muddy estu
ary soon rose, and such of the pastengers
as had escaped therefrom were pic Iced up
by yachts and small boats which g tthered
at the scene.
Thirty or Forty Persons Drowned.
When those were all picked up the boats
gathered about the car where tbirtyor
forty women and children lay suffocating
beneath the water. The top of this coach
was finally cut open and the work of remov
ing the bodies commenced, tenbeiegtaken
out in quick succession. Condu tor Re
rath was seen directly after the accident
and said, in all probability, thirty-six wo
men and children had perished. Three
women and three children were tak ;n from
the water alive and removed to the hospi
tal. Another young lady died so in after
lieing taken from the water. In a short
time thirteen bodies lay on the floor and
on marble slabs awaiting identifier tion.
The Identified Dead.
The list of identified is as follows: Mar
tin Kelly, Oakland, assistant chiel wharf
engineer for the state; A. H. Austin, of
Austin & Phelps, San Francisco; Miss
Florence Austin; Mrs. Bryan O'Oonnor,
of San Francisco; J. B. Irwin, sewing ma
chine Rgent. Oakland; K. K. Rtbinson,
San Francisco; Malesta Luigi, Sati Fran
cisco: Capt. John Dwyer, Sacramento;
Mr. Williams, San Francisco; II. V". Auld,
colored, Honolulu: two Misses Keenan,
San Francisco; H. Malerta, a Jipanese
boy, San Francisco.
TERRIBLE DISASTER IN TEKAS.
The Fort Worth Spring Palace Burned
A Frightful Scene.
Xew York, May 31. The Times' special
from Fort Worth, Texas, says: Tie grand
spring palace here U a smoldering mass
and many lifeless bodies .are iu the ruins.
A magnificent ball, the like of hich in
brilliancy north Texas had never s vn.was
given in the palace last, night. Tl ere was
a concert lasting until 10 o'clock, when
the dancing began. Guests were present
from all over the south and ma ay from
other sections, among them Russell B.
Harrison. The fire broke out during the
dancing and a terrible panic ensued. In
the confusion tbat now reigns it i;t impos
sible to tell how many have peris' ted, but
it is honjil the number will not exceed six.
A Tortentous Warning.
Mr. Harrison was about to le tve the
building at about 9 o'clock, when Presi
dent PadJock, Vice President Uurbage
and Editor Malone, of Tle Fort Worth
Gazette, recognized him and escotted him
through the building until a tout 10
o'clock, when Mr. Harrison tad bis
friends moved towards the landing, and
Mr. Sleicher, pointing out the highly in
flammable character of the decoration
made up of cotton, live oak moss, jrasses,
etc. said a spark in such a building
would lead to frightful loss of lif i. Vice
President Burbage pointed out that the
structure was lit by electricity; that no
smoking was permitted, and that guards
with fire-extinguishers were statimed at
Russell Harrison's Cool Bravery.
Hardly bad he uttered the words before
a cry was heard, followed by the shrieks
of hundreds of women on the uprer floor.
Mr. Sleicher turned to Mr. Harris m with
a blanched face, and said: "It's f re; save
youself :" "Stand still!" shouted H arrison.
"Stay where you are, and pass out order
ly." The stairway upon which he stood
was instantly blocked by a surging mass of
men and fainting women, througi which
Harrison tried to make his way t save a
little child, which he and others had no
ticed lying asleep behind the exhi bit rail
ing in an obsenre corner of the luilding.
Mr. Harrison stood his ground, begging
the terrined wfitnen not to give way, and
helping to extricate them from th -crowd
ed mass, until finally the stairv.-ay was
A Terrible Scene Ensues.
He then made a final effort to mount the
stairway and save the child, but it was too
late. The flames were burning the top
rails and decorations. Mr. Harrison hur
ried from the building, first telling a
frantic door-man to carry out the big rec
ord book in which the names of visitors
were recorded. By the time he reached
the outside the roof of the palace was one
great blaze. omen were runnin ? to and
fro, shrieking for their husbands and chil
dren, and from the opposite wit dows of
the fiery furnace the forms of men and
women clinging to windows and t ropping
t wenty ieei io me grouna coma tie seen.
The loss is estimated at $100,000.
Some of the Unfortunates.
LATER. Seventeen persons are 1 nown to
have been injured so far. Of these A. L.
Haines, chief hydraulic engineer of the
Fort Worth & Denver railway, was so
liadly burned that be died. Others fatally
linrt are: A n-year old gin, ai tt w. J4.
. i l TV- . v r-.i
i,race arm v.,. . r.vun.i, ui iew ineuns,
Mrs. A. E. Hecker. of Eltrin. Hi., -was bad
ly hurt, and so was E. 11. Fudge, of Chi
Fatal Cloud-Burst in Wisconsin.
Arcadia, Wis., May 8L The biggest
cloud-burst ever known in this vicinity
occurred here Thursday night. The city
is flooded, but the water is no w sr bsiding.
One person was drowned.
Shot a Desperate Italian.
Pittsbcko, May 31. A special to tbe
Times from Punxsutawney, P;i., says:
During a fight between Italian s among
themselves in a store bere yester lay citi
zens interfered, putting the Italians out.
Vincenzo Feraro ran up thestrea, revol
ver in hand, threatening to shoot any one
interfering with liim. Policen.an Mo
Govern met the Italian, ordering; him to
put up his revolver. He replied iy firing
at the officer. The officer returned the fire.
Several shots wero exchanged on both
sides, Feraro finally falling detd, shot
through the stomach. McGovern's coat
and vest, were pierced by a bullet, but be
was unhurt.. Feraro leaves a willow and
five children in Italy.
TheTCraelter Trust Again.
MnrfTEAPOLig, Minn., May ill. The Jour
nal prints alleged particulars of the for
mation of a big cracker trust with a capi
tal of $10,000,000, and including nearly
every prominent cracker make in the
country. . The negotiations bave been con
ducted very quietly. There has been a
pool in operation for some time, but this
baa proved rm satisfactory and a regular
trust has been formed. . ...
OUR HONORED DEAD
The Nation's Heroes Claim the
A LOVING TRIBUTE TO GARFIELD.
Dedication of a Fitting; Memorial
the Martyr Soldier and
Tens of Thousands of Citizens Take Part
in a Splendid Demonstration of Peo
ple's Veneration His Old Regiment
Iresent to Join in the Exercises Presi
dent Harrison's Brlel but Eloquent Ad
dressBright Flowers Strewn Upon
the Craves of the Country's Defenders
Cleveland, O., May 31. Tbe memorial
in honor of the second president of the
United States to fall by the hand of an as
sassin was dedicated yesterday with a pa
geantry as appropriate as it was imposing;
and the ceremonies were witnessed by a
throng so vast that estimation Is at fault
when attempting to tell its numbers.
From every part of the country for the
preceding forty-eight hours tbe trains
had come laden with loyal Americans,
eager to pay a tribute to the memory of
James Abram Garfield. Among them
were statesmen, soldiers, and civilians of
national, aye, world-wide reputation; the
veteran who hail followed tbe subject of
this great expression of a nation's love and
reverence when he led them to meet the
foes of national unity, and the citizen of
humble fame, who aked but to be per
mitted to join in the universal tribute.
An Imposing Parade.
The streets of the city were early vocal
with tbe sounds of marching columns of
veterans, militia, and civic and other or
ganizations going to their rendezvous, to
take part in the parade to the cemetery.
At 1 p. m. the signal to start was given
and the long line promptly moved. Gar
field's old regiment, the Forty-second
Ohio or rather the remnant of it headed
the line, and the esteem in which the mem
ory of their dead commander was held was
evinced by the almost continual roar of
cheers with which it was greeted as it
tramped along. Indies t?ok their corsage
bouquets from their bosoms and show
ered them upon the Garfield vets,
and men shouted themselves hoarse. Tbe
Knights Templar made a magnificent dis
play and the militia elicited the applause
of the throng by their soldierly appear
ance. The Gram! Army was out in thou
sands, many of whom had been with the
man whom they had come to honor, when
his ability as a commander had lifted him
high in the councils of war, and their
bosoms must have swelled with pride as
they saw bow the nations turned out to do
him and themselves honor.
Arrival at the Cemetery.
It was two hours from the time of start
ing lefore the great column bad reached
the cemetery. There were twelve divis
ions in the line, and it marched in platoon-.
At the cemetery 30,000 people were
gathered, and were massed around the
monument, where a grand stand bail been
erected, upon which places had been re
served for the president of the United
States and bis party. Gens. Sherman and
Schofield. Maj. McKinley, and other dis
tinguished visitors, aud last, but not
least in general interest, the woman
whom the assassin's pistol bad widowed,
with her children, now grown to manhood
Garfield's Itojs Greet His Widow.
The given sward immediately in front
of the grand stand had been reserved for
the veterans of Garfield's regiment, and
as soon as t hey came into view Mrs. Gar
field, who was attired in deep mourning,
with a long widow's veil, arose with ber
children to her feet, while the veterans
gave her ronnd after round of applause.
Her eyes filled with tears, and it was with
difficulty that she restrained her emotion.
The presidential party was announced
with the blare of trumpets. President
Harrison took a seat to t he front of t he
chair on the extreme front edge of the
platform, with V ice President Morton,
Gens. Sherman and Schofield, ex-Postmas
ter General .lames. Bishop Gilmore, the
Garfield family. Bishop Leonard, and Con
gressman McKinley completing the cir
cle. The members of the cabinet were di
rectly behind the president.
F.x-President Hayes Address.
After the hymn "America"' had boen
sung by the memorial choir, ex-President
Hayes stepped to the front of the plat
form and spoke as follows:
Fkluw CinZBKs: James Abrain Garfield,
horn and bred in Ohio, a brave and patriotic
soldier of the Union army, an orator, a states
man, a scholar, president of the United States,
liavinc di-d in the path of duty, his country
men of all parties and all sections, of every
state, of every territory and of the District of
Columbia and esiiecially his frien-la and
neighbors of the city of Cleveland and of the
Western Keserve aided by many good people
of foreign lands, have built this impressive and
endnrinir monument to perpetuate to future
fenerations bis name and fame and memory.
This noble pnriose has by tiie eminent archi
tect, Mr.George Keller, of the city of Hartford,
been fitly embodied in the memorial structure
which we are about to dedicate in the pres
ence hi this conntless multitude of people, this
cloul of approving aad sympathizing wit
nesses. Upon this ceremony, upon all who take part
In it, and noon all who observe it, the divine
favor and the divine blessing is invoked.
The Orator of the Day.
Fraycrs were offered by Bishop W. A.
Leonard, and then Hon. Jacob D. Cox, ex
governor of Ohio, was introduced as the
orator of the day. He spoke as follows:
"Mr Fellow Citizens: We have come
here to dedicate this memorial to one of
our country's worthies. Our task is not
the mournful one which filled the
streets of our cities with funeral pageants
nine years ago. If our thoughts take a
tinge of solemnity from the memory of
the tragedy which brought the life of Gar
field to an untimely end and shocked the
whole nation by the causeless enormity of
tbe crime, it will only make our retro
spect that sober and thoughtful thing it
ought to be. Time heals ail wounds, and
it is our privilege to think of tbe departed
statesman who was once our friend and
neighbor, as of a character already his
toric; analyzing his career with quiet
pulse, not tortured by a grief too poig
nant, and recalling his great qualities and
bia big hearted human sympathies In
reminiscences full of real, if sober, pleas
The Slgni Hcanee of the Memorial.
'This structure and the statue it covert
means tbat Garfield's countrymen see in
him. and what he did, so much that ia
worthy of imitation and worthily exhib
its and interprets the critical period of our
national life through which we bave just
passed, that they have wished to embody
in imperishable stone the memory of it.
They desire that it shall teach many gen
erations to emulate the good qnalities
which fitted bim to lead in good direc
tions, and to seek tbat honor In good
men's memories which cornea by subor
dinating selfish ends to the common good.
They have built this memorial in the be
lief that we shall be better for learning
well and wisely this lesson, and that be
whose memory it shall help to preserve ia
a fit teacher of faith In our institutions
and in our country's destiny."
His Elevation to the Presidency.
The speaker then traced Garfield's life
from boyhood up, and after referring to
his war and political history said: "His
elevation to the presidency was rather the
evidence of bis countrymen's admiration
of a popular legislative leader than a sig
nificant part of his own career. Cut off
prematurely, his administration had no
opportunity to carry out any large policy,
The large grasp and ability he had shown
in every other part of his life is sufficient
warrant lor our faith that it would nave
been marked by broad statesmanship and.
manifest power; but it was God's' will
that his work as kmislator should remain
the thing which wfutwer be distinctively
his. The rest is among the "might-have-beens,"
big with many grand possibili
ties not to ripen into full fruition." -A
Monument to His Virtues.
In conclusion the speaker said: "Men of
all parties have united to build this me
mortal and to place this statue upon its
pedestal to commemorate these virtues
and these services. Ant agonisms are here
forgotten. Cynical carping has noplace
here. The good, the great, the strong, the
wise, and the patriotic were all so abund
ant in bim that out of them the young of
the coming generations may construct an
Ideal on which to mold themselves. The
weaknesses, the limitations, the imperfec
tions incident to human nature, and
which every man must humbly acknowl
edge his share in, may here be dropped
from view, and the model to be imitated
is made up of those noble and generous
qualities which were so marked in the
man we honor to-day.
An Example to Coming Generations.
"The people of this land, far and near,
are at this very hour decorating the graves
of their fallen patriots and heroes with af
fectionate and heartfelt love and rever
ence. Our task is part of theirs. We join
our countrymen in the loving duty. This
memorial is a permanent decoration of
the tomb where lies the body of a soldier
and a patriot, whose services to his coun
try were so great and so brilliant that the
dignity of this structure and the durabil
ity of this monument only give fitting
expression to the solidity of the trust, the
honor and the regard with which the
American people cherish the memory of
such as he. May it be to us and our chil
dren the continuing lesson of patriotic en
deavor which it was dasigned to be; and
may many generations, as they look upon
it find it stimulating them to that nobler
manhood which shall develop our free
institutions into all they ought to be."
PRESIDENT HARRISON SPEAKS.
The Chief Magistrate's Warm Tribute to
Garfleld Other Exercises.
Mr. Cox spoke an hour and ten minutes,
and the "Hallelujah Chorus" was then
sung by the choir. President Harrison
was then introduced and spoke with an
earnestness and vigor which was evidence
of tbe emotion which stirred biin. He
"Fellow Citizens: The selection for
these exercises of this day consecrated to
the memory of those who died that there
might be one flag of honor and authority
in this republic great applause and
cheering is most fitting. That flag floats
here, the unrivalled object of our loyal
love. Renewed cheering.
Garfield Carved Ont His Own Career.
Ihis beautiful and imposing monu
ment fitly typifies the grand and symmetri
cal character of him in whose honor it has
been builded. His was the arduous great
ness of things done.' Xo ladder of prefer
ment was fashioned and placed by other
hands for his ambition. Applause. He
framed and nailed the cleats upon which
bis aspiring feet rose to the summits of pub
lie usefulness and fame.
Student, Soldier and Statesman.
"He did not cease to be the student and
teacher when he left the academic halls.
As a volunteer soldier he quickly made
himself familiar with tactics and strategv.
and imparted in a brief army career, some
valuable lessons in military science. He
was a profound student of tbe political
history of his country, and one of the most
brilliant and instructive of the great de
baters who have appeared in the national
congress. What be would have been and
done in the presidency is chiefly left to
friendly augury based upon a career that
hal no incident of failure or inadequacy.
Prolonged applause. The sudden and
cruel and mysterious termination of his
career had only one amelioration that
space of life was given him to teach from
his dying bed a great lesson of patience
and endurance. His mortal part will find
here honorable repose while the lessons of
bis life and death will continue to be im
posing and instructive incidents in Amer
Plain "I nrle Billy's" Remarks.
There was hearty applause mingled
with cries for McKinley when tbe presi
dent resumed his seat Vice President
Morton, who was next brought forward,
spoke briefly. When Gen. Sher
man was introduced the cheering laMed
for several minutes. The occupants of
the grand stand rose to their feet, and
President Harrison, swinging bis hat,
called for three more cheers, which were
given with a will. Gen. Sherman said
that in California he was known as a pio
neer, in New York as a memlier of the
chamber of commerce, and in Ohio,thank
God, as plain "Uncle Billy." Gen. Gar
field was the finest type of manhood, both
as a soldier and a citizen, that his memory
recalled. He hoped that God would bless
his memory, and that the people would
stand by those as long as they lived who
were true and faithful in the days of
More Cheers for "Old Teenmp."
Messrs. Wanamaker, Miller and Rusk,
who were next called for, contented them
selves with bowing to the throng and good
naturedly declined to respond to vocifer
ous calls for speeches. Secretary Windom
told how, when Gen. Garfield was near
the point of death at Imng Branch, Gen.
Sherman hail said to bim that, if it would
restore bim to health he would give up the
last drop of blood in his lsnly. This
brought out more cheering, and ex-United
States Marshal Henry, Guiteau's execu
tioner, led another round from his place
among the Garfield veterans. Kx-Post-m
aster-General James declined to make n
speech, while Bishop Gilmore in a few
well chosen remarks drew a lesson from
Garfield's filial devotion. Gen. Schofield
paid a brief tribute to Garfield's memory.
They Would Have McKinley.
Tbe cries for McKinley were redoubled
at this point. At first he bowed his thanks
and refused to speak, but as the demon
station was continued, he make a brief
speech. . The popular branch of congress,
he said, never had a more majestic leader.
Facing the president and speaking with
considerable emphasis, the speaker con
tinued: "Xo president since Washington,
Lincoln, and Grant has ever been closer to
the hearts of the people than Gen. Gar
field." Applause, loud and long contin
ued, followed this remark.
The Masonic Ceremonies.
The memorial choir then sang "O Weep
for the Brave," and the tienediction hav
ing been pronounced by Kev. T. I). Pow
ers, the ceremonies of dedication were
taken charge of by the Knights Templar,
Grand Captain General M. J. Houck,
Grand Commander Henry Perkins, and
Grand Prelate L. F. Van Cleve officiating.
The service consisted of responsive read
ing, and an invocation by the grand pre
late, which beginn ng "O, Lord, we ap
proach Thee with solemn awe, and with
becoming reverence, to offer our prayers
at Thy feet," proceded in eloquent words
with an appeal to the Most High for His
blessing upon tbe exercises of the day.
The Temple quartette then sang a hymn,
and the memorial having been pro
nounced in the ritual of the Templars
"Perfect in line, exactin square," and a
fitting tribute to "our worthy brother's
well-earned fame," Grand Generalissimo
Sir Huntingdon Brown proclaimed the
dedication complete, and the countless
throng slowly began to make its way back
to the city, leaving the remains of James
Abram Garfield to rest in the mausoleum
prepared for them by a grateful nation.
It was 8 o'clock before the exercises were
soncluded, and midnight before tbe last
at tbe vast crowd bad been able to secure
transportation from the cemetery to tbe
city. The- presidential party left for
Washington City in a special train at 13:30
THEY STREWED BRIGHT FLOWERS.
the Nation Remembers the Men Whs
Died in Its Defence.
New York, May SL All the banks, ex
cbanges and public buildings were closed
yesterday, and business as a rule was com
pletely suspended. The principal events
were a parade which was revisjsasa by Gen.
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AlgiT, Mayor Grant and other, ss.1 which
was two hours passing a given point, the
services at Grant's tomh, the l iving of tbe
corner stone of the Washington memorial
arch and the yearly decoration of the
graves of soldiers in all the cemeteries of
the city and neighboring places. Gen. Al
ger presided at Grant's tomb, and two
L'nited States men.of-war fired minute
guns during ihe services. The orator at
the corner stone laying was George Will
iam Ourri. aud it goes without saying
tbat bis address tvas eloquent and appro
priate. The city was full of people trim
the surrounding cities and stales. The
day was closed with memorial exercises at
the Metropolitan Opera house, at which
Gen. Alger presided, Conirema'i !o!li
ver, of Iowa, delivering the princitnl ad
In the West and Northwest.
Chicago, May 31. Perhaps never since
toe war has Decoration Day lx'en so gen
erally celebrated as yesterday. It was ap
propriately observed all through Illinois
and Indiana Gen. Jasper Packard was
the orator nt Indianapolis. At Alton,
Ills., a soldiers' monument was dedicated,
and also at Morris, Ills., Governor Fifer
making the address at the latter place.
Milwaukee and the surrounding country
turned out en masse, aud the sam is true
of lCrosse, Detroit, Kalamazoo, and, in
deed, about everywhere from which re
ports have been received.
At the National Capital.
Washington Citv. May 31 Proration
Day ceremonies were held here yesterday
at the Concressional cemetery. Arlington,
Gen. Logan's tomb and the .Sildier's
Home. They were all well attended and
the graves were made bright with thou
sands of flowers. Anion? those who
made addresses were Congressmen Mason,
of Chicago: Itontelle. of Maine, and Morse,
of Massiu hu-etts. Mrs. Ixigan was pres
ent at her husband's grave and listened to
the speeches A great many congressmen
and others went to Gettysburg where the
day was appropriately observed.
Chicago Keeps Their Memory (ireen.
CniCAOO, May 31. Observance of Me
morial Day in Chicago was more gen eral
than in former years. The weather could
not have been more favornhle. Memorial
services were held in all the cemeteries iu
and atxmt the city, aud siecial xervices
were given at the Lincoln statue in Lin
coln park, the sodiers' monument at Rose
Hill, and the tomb of Gen. Mulligan. A
grand parade of . A. R. posts and local
military organizations in tit afternoon
through tbe business Matjr1rt of the city
fittingly closed the day's proceedings.
An American Champion at Tennis.
DUBLIN. May 31. The teaCs match for
$3,000 a siiie nnd tbe championship of the
world. Ik-t ween Thomas Pettit of. Boston,
and Charles Saunders, champion of En
gland, was won by Pettit, who was de
clared champion of the world.
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