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THE AKGUS, FEI311UAKY 13, 1893
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IN LOVE EECALLED.
Name and Fame of
RATAL DAT OF LINCOLN OBSERVED.
Xngeraoll Pays the Dead Statesman a
Warm and Eloquent Tribute Two Hen
Credited with Making the Nineteenth
Centnry Illustrious, Lincoln and Dar
win Analysis of the Former' Charac
ter Chicago Honors to Bis Memory
Churches, Schools and Clubs Join la the
Euloft-lum At New York. x
. New York, Feb. 13. Colonel Robert
G. Ingersoll delivered a lecture at the
Broadway theatre last night on Abraham
Lincoln. He opened his remarks by say
ing: "Eijrhty-four years ago today two ba
bies were born one in the woods of Ken
tacky, amid the hardships and poverty
pioneers; one in England, surronndeJjn question.
wealth aDd culture. One was educated In lest we shall go onto silver payments,
. , . . . . r jl-
toe university oi nature, i be otner at Ox
ford. One associated his name with the
enfranchisement of labor, with the emanci
pation of millions, with the salvation of
the republic, lie is known to us as Abra
ham Lincoln. The other broke the chains
f superstition and filled the world with
Intellectual light, and he is known as
Charles Darwin. Because of these two
men the nineteenth century is illustrious.
The Saving Minority.
"A few men and women make the nation
glorious Shakespeare made England im
mortal; Voltaire civilized and humanized
France; Goethe, Schiller and Humboldt
lifted Germany into the light; Angelo.Rap
hael, Gallileo and Bruno crowned with
fadeless laurels the Italian brow and now
the most precious treasure of the great re
public is the memory of Abraham Lin
coln." After briefly summarizing the
events leding up to the civil war Colonel
Ingersoll went on to say: "The sympathies
of Lincoln, his tie of kindred, were with
the south. His convictions, his sense of
justice, and his ideals were with the north.
Lincoln was a statesman. And there is this
difference between a politician and a states
man: A politician schemes and works in
every way to make the people do some
thing for iiiiu. A statesman -wishes to do
something for the people."
Really Great Rarely Elected.
"It is not a common thing to elect a
really great man to fill the highest official
position. I do not say that the great presi
dents have been chosen by accident. Prob
ably it would be better to say that they
were the favorites of a h)ppy chance. The
average man is afraid of genius.
By a happy chance Lincoln was nominated
and elected in spite of his fitness, and the
riatient, gentle, just and loving was called
tipon to bear as great a burden us man Las
ever borne. After the proclamation of
emancipation was signed Lincoln held it,
waiting for some great victory before giv
ing it to the world, so that it might appear
to be the child of strength.
The Celebrated Letter to Greeley.
This was on the 23d of July, 186.!. On
.the 22d of August of the same year Lin
coln wrote his celebrated letter to Horace
Greeley in which he stated that his object
was to save the Union; that he would save
It with slavery if he could; that if it was
necessary to destroy slavery in order to
save the Union he would; in other words,
be would do what was necessary to aave
the Union. This letter.dishe&rtened to ft de
gree thousands and millions of the friends
of freedom. They felt that Mr. Lincoln
had not attained the moral height upon
which they supposed he stood. And yet,
when this letter was' written the emanci
pation proclamation was in his hands and
had been for thirty days, waiting only an
Opportunity to give it to the world."
CHARACTER OF TH E WAR PRESIDENT.
Man of No Type and Without Sue
power, he nev-r
side of mercy."
abused it, except on the
CELEBRATED AT NEW YORK.
Secretary Foster Speaks at Delmonico's
New York, Feb. 13. The 84th anniver
sary of the birt i of Abraham Lincoln was
celebrated Saturday night by the Repub
lican club of this city, by a banquet at Del
monico's. Mors than 300 members of the
clnb and their iruests filled the big dining
hall and overflowed the side rooms. John
S. Smith, the resident of the club, pre
sided. On the chairman's either hand sat
Robert G. I ngei soli and Secretary of the
Treasury Chares Foster. Next to Mr.
Ingersoll sat Senator E. O. .Wolcott, of Col
orado, and General Horace Porter. Next
to Mr. Foster were Chauncey M. Depew
and Thomas C. Piatt.
A Little Trouble Abont Gold.
Colonel Ingersoll spoke to the first toast
""Abraham Lncoln." Secretary of the
Teasury I oster was the next speaker. Re-
' Jsanrding the national finances he said: "We
Jrj'navea little troible just now on the sold
.feople seem to be alarmed
that some indt finable calamity is to hap
pen. It has beer, the policy of the party to
secure to the people a currency system of
paper, silver, anil gold, each dollar of which
shall be equal to any other dollar. This
has been the tolicv of the Republican
party. It has su ?ceeded in achieving these
conditions, and 1 have not a doubt, were it
to continue in power, that these happy con
ditions would continue to prevail.
Will Main' ain Gold Payments.
"I am not here to say what the action of
the secretary of the treasury is to be in the
next three weeks but I am here to say that
all the power we jiossess will be used to pre
serve gold paym.-nts." Cries of "Good"
and cheering. Mr. Depew spoke to the next
toast. "The Republican Party." He said
that the Republican party is now in a re
miniscent and e? pectant mood, thinking
over the glories of the past and dreaming
of the hopeeof the future. Senator Wol
cott was the last speaker. His toast was
"Our Defeated Leader." His speech was
an eloquent eulogy of Mr. Blaine,
HIS MEMCRY AT CHICAGO
Kept Green by the Churches, Schools,
and Other Bodies.
CniCAGO, Feb. 13. The anniversary of
Abraham Lincoln s birth was noted in this
city by special exercises yesterday, and will
be further honon-d tonight. In many of
the churches yest erday the services were
suited to the occasion, and the sermons had
Lincoln's life and net-vices for a text. The
Lincoln club met at Central Music hall at
8 p. m., and with a crowded audience ren
dered a program n e of music, prayer, and
oratory, the orator of the day being Rev.
Dr. Cnlors Martyn. On the platform the
city's best society t nd highest culture was
Exercises on Monday.
Today the public schools began the exer
cises, there being special ones in many of
the schools appropriate to the occasion.
No holiday was gi' en, however, as the day
Is not a legal holiday. The county offices
were closed as well as all the courts of rec
ord. At the Auditorium this evening will
be held a public celebration under the au
spices of Lincoln Council of the National
Union, this being the sixth annual celebra
tion by that council. The oration will be
by Luther Laflin Mills and music will fill
out the programme. The Marquette club
will hold a reception beginning at 6 p. m.
and Luther Laflin Mills will respond to
the toast "Abraham Lincoln" at the ban
quet which will follow the reception.
HAD TO SKIM FOR IT.
The Close Place a Lehigh Valley Train
Got Out of Safely.
HAZLETON, Pa., Feb. 13. Just as engine
646 with its train of the Lehigh Valley
road passed around the curve at Sandy Run
junction Saturday morning Engineer Jim
O'Donnell noticed a man frantically sig
nalling him to Btoj . They were then al
most upon the matt, and the engineer re-
Speaking of Lincoln's, character he said: eed his engine. At the same moment he
-Lincoln was not a type. He stands alone : ? "j- 7 i il? IOr
. ,, , , immediately before them the ground was
-no ancestors, no fellows, and no succes- , Binklng. To stop bef ore reaching the point
ors. He was a many-sided man, acquainted was impossible. Tleir only hope was in
With smiles and tears; complex in brain, ' skimming the dangei-ous point. Throwing
Ingle in heart, direct as light; and his the lever forward O'Donnell opened wide
words, candid as mirrors, gave the perfect the throttle.
Image of his thought. He was nnvnr afrniri ' A Minute Seems an Hour.
to ask nay, never too dignified to admit
that he did not know. No man had keener
Wit or kinder humor. He was not solemn.
Solemnity is a mahk worn by ignorance
and hypocrisy; it is the preface, prologue,
and index to the cunning or the stupid,
He was an orator clear, sincere.
natural. He did not pretend. He did not
The engineer not. tied his crew of the
danger and not a man moved. Each mo
ment they expected the crash to come. It
took less than a minu te to clear the spot, but
it was like an hour to the imperiled men.
An investigation of the place showed that
the cave-in was caused by a squeeze in the
old Sandy Run colliery. The pillars have
ay what he thought others thought but I been entirey remov.-d from it, and the
what he thought. I holes, which would permit an engine and
Ills Gentleness and Modesty train to B ulto then., are of almost lin-
Men submitted to him as they submit n-a8Ureable dt'Pth-
to nature unconsciously. He was severe
With himself, and for thut reason lenient
with others. . He appeared to apologize for
being kinder, thun his. followers. He did
most things as stealthily as others com
mitted crimes. Almost ashamed of ten
derness, lie said and did the noblest words
and deeds with that 'charming contusion,
that awkwardutss tiiat is the perfect grace
of modesty. A great man stooping, not
wishing to make his fellows feel that they
were small or mean. By his candor, by his
kindness, by his perfect freedom from re
straint, by sajing what he thought, and
saying it absolutely iu his own way, he
made it not only possible, but popular, to
The Crowning Test of a Man.
"Lincoln had the unconscious natural
ness of nature's self. Through
manners, clothes', titles, rags and irate he
saw the real that which is. Beyond ac
cident, policy, compromise and war he saw
the end. He was patient as des
tiny, whose undecipherable hieroglyphics
were so deeply graven on his sad and trag
ic face. Nothing discloses . real
character like the use of power. It is easy
for the weak to be gentle. Most people
can bear adversity. . But if yon wish to
know what a man really is give him pow-
DEADLY SLIDE IN A TUNNEL.
It Cruhhru the Lives Out of Six Men and
Wounds 8 x Others,
Villa Glove, Colo , Feb. l'i. Yesterday
morning a lide occurred in the wall rock
in one of the tunnels lit the Orient mines of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron company. Six
men were killed an I six injured. The
names of the killed ire: V. J. Breen, Ed
Carter, Hugh Connelly, Ed Johuson,
James H. Morgan, an. I Mike Novak.
Those Who G t Out Alive.
The wounded are: John Dolphin; Mat
Eochnear; Ben Mannix; Joe Murphy, skull
fractured and right arm broken; James
Smith; Tom Walsh, le broken. The
wounded were attend d to bv Dr. Griffith,
the company's pl.ysi. ian, and will be re
moved to theoiupunj 's hospital at Pueblo.
Rockafeilow Ma le a Uad Break.
WlLKESBiliKK, Pa., Feb. 13. The fail
Ore of Rockafellow's j. rivaJe bank hee, as
later developments now show, is the worse
that has ever occurred in the United States.
Kockafellow, with absolutely no property
behind' - him, mauiged to get his
men to put iiearlj $1,000,000 in ;his
banks. He kept hi amounts on slips of
Ml. GREEN'S DEATH
Head of the Western Union Tel
egraph No More.
Iff HIS RESIDENCE AT LOUISVILLE,
ll Passes to the Other Shere, His Last
Cautious Look Having Rested on His
Wife Operators All Over the Country
Flash Their Sympathy and Telegrams of
Condolence Arrive by Hundreds Some
Account of a Career That Dealt with
Medicine, Politics and Great nter-
Louisville, Feb. 13. Dr. Norvin Green's
active career was peacefully ended yester
day morning. With the passing of the
night his life went out, death stealing upon
him before Sunday had fairly begun, and
the Western Union Telegraph company
was without a president. His death was
no more than had been expected. His1
old-time friend and family physician. Dr.
David W. Yandell, had seen a few hours
before that his span of life was near an
end. The family watched out the night at
His Last Conscious Gaze on His Wife.
Since Dr. Green became unconscious Fri
day morning he had no lucid moments un
til late Saturday night, when he opened
his eyes and called his wife to his bedside.
He was too feeble to talk to her and in a
few moments he fell into a drowsy condi
tion, from which he never recovered. At 7
o'clock yesterday morning it was plain that
death was near. In a half-hour life had de
parted at exactly 7:30 o'clock. There was
no struggle on the part of the dying man.
He closed his eyes and was dead.
Flashed All Over the Land.
He had not been gone halfan hour when
not through the great press bureaus of
of the country, but as sympathetic mes
sages lietween the army of operators who
regarded him so well the news of the
death of the Western Union's president
and organizer was all over the land. Since
his death telegrams of sympathy and con
dolence have been arriving by hundreds.
He will be buried in Cave Hill cemetery
here Thursday. He leaves a wife and six
nu Widow and Children.
Dr. Green's widow was a Miss English,
of this state. She is a relative of the vice
presidential candidate on the ticket with
Hancock. The children consist of four
sons and two daughters. The eldest son,
Jamas O. Green, married a daughter of
Abram S. Hewitt, and is in Pan, France.
The second son, Pinckney S. Green, is a
lawyer in Louisville. The third son, John
E. Green, is connected with the car wheel
works of IiOuisville, and the youngest.
Warren E. Green, was American consul to
Japan under President Cleveland. The
two daughters, Susan and Grace, are un
married. A BUSY CAREER SKETCHED.
Starting as a rhysictan He Comes Near
Being a Politician.
Dr. Green was born in Xew Albany, Ind.,
on April 17, 1S18. His parents removed to
Kentucky while he was a child. He chose
medicine as his profession, and was grad
uated with honor from the medical depart
ment of the University of Louisville in
1S40. After practicing privately he be
came physician of the Western Military
academy, at Drennon Springs, Ky., where
James G. Blaine was then one of the junior
instructors. Dr. Green was a natural ora
tor, and had also a talent for politics,
for which he finally abandoned his profes
sion. How He Got Into Telegraphy.
He was elected for several terms to the
GAVE NOTICE IN ADVANCE.
Kentucky legislature, and in IrCiS was ap- j
pointed commissioner of the United States
in charge of the rational buildings in Louis- j
ville. While holding this appointment he '
became iecui:iarily Interested in several
local telegraph liues. From that period
his life was icdentified with the history'of
the American telegraph. When the lines
in which he was interested were merged in
the St. Ix)uis and New Orleans company
he was chosen secretary of that organiza
tion, " and soon after he was elected its
Just Missed a Senatorshlp.
He was vice president of the American
telegraph when, after absorbing smaller
lines, it, with the United States Telegraph
company, was absorbed by the Western
Union in ISGfi. He was chosen vice presi
dent of the consolidated companies and
acted as such until 1869, when he accepted
the presidency of the Louisville, Cincin
nati and Ijexington Railway company.
During the three years he held that office
he aguin became a figure in Kentucky poli
tics, and at one time he was urged by a
large delegation of they Kentuck legisla
ture to enter the field as a candidate for
the United States senate- He would have
been named by the caucus but for a cler
ical error in the count.
Made Money for Other People.
Returning to his duties as vice president
of the Western Union Telegraph company
in 1S73, he served in that capacity until
1678, when he was elected to succeed Will
iam Orton as president. In the fifteen years
of his presidency the interests of that mam
moth organization were his own. His per
sonal estate does not exceed 1750,000 in
SDite of his opportunities. He made more
money for others than for himself.
A Difficulty of His Youth.
The first indictment reported in Carroll
county, this state, was against Dr. Xorvin
Green, the charge being grave robbery. He
and other medical students dug up a
corpse for dissection purposes. The charge
was dismissed. When young he was an
athlete, and could jump ten feet forward
and then without pause jump ten feet
backward. His first mercantile venture
was at the aije of 10, when he took a boat
load of sundries down the river to trade to
Railway Unions Notified That no Increase
of Wages "Goes."
Chicago, Feb. 13. The General Man
agers' association has given official notice
in advance of any demands from their em'
ployes that they will not be .disposed to
consider any demands for an increase in
wages. There was a full meeting of the
association Saturday morning in the Rook
ery building, at which a resolution was
unanimously adopted declaring that Chi
cago railways paid as high wages as are
paid anywhere for similar work, and that
"it is the sense of every railroad terminat
ing in Chicago that the conditions existing
Will not justify any advances." The asso
ciation embraces the general managers of
twenty -one railroads running into Chicago,
Didn't Fancv an Old Husband.
New York, Feb. 13. Some of the very
strange marriage customs which prevail in
Armenia were broncht tn attention In tha
city court, Brooklyn last week when Mary
T : - 1 on l - u .
jrautuinu, ageu ueftu a suit lor annut-
I aged 70. When she was married she was
i brought blindfolded into the church, as is
tYi A All Dm n A wmnn.A A -1
j nut? vuawui iu aiuiruiA nlior tUO luar
I riage ceremony was over she was taken to
I . 1 I M ,1 a . 1 . . .
iiits uuiuc ui 111 Kruum, auu men ior tne
first time saw his face. Her bitter protests
against her marriage to an old man were
Unavailing. Now she brings suit for an
annulment on the ground that force was
Robbed the Railwav oi S14n.nnn.
CHICAGO. Feb. 13. A. E Vltru fmlcrlik
, - - - "1 - - " -
conductor on the Union Pacific railroad.
was arrested Saturdav bv Detective Pnl
lins and Norton and taken to Omaha by
vv. i. lanaaa, cinei detective of the Union
Pacific railroad. The arrest is considered
an imnortant one anil tlio flut f
which are to follow as the result of th
operations or a gang which in the last two
Vears has rohlwii the niili-iiail An,,,minw
$140,000 worth of merchandise. Walters
was a ireiyni conductor on tue Union Pa
cific line, run n i rig between Butte and
Whitelaw Iteid in Search of Rest.
CmoAGO.Feb 13. Whitelaw lieid.the Xew
York editor, accompanied by his wife and
his two children, arrived iu the city Sat
urday in his private car and Saturday
night, after a hurried visit; to the World's
fair grounds, started for California, where
he will be the guest of D. O. Mills at the
latter's summer home near San Francisco.
Mr. Reid said he was endeavoring to es
cape the blustery zephyrs of Xew York
and secure rest by going to California. He
declined to talk politics.
Probable Strike on the L. and X.
LonsviLLK, Feb. 13. Representatives
of the Louisville and Nashville engineers
were iu conference Saturday considering
the question of striking. The vote cast
pro and con by he divisions of the brother
dood has been counted and the result for
warded to Chief Art her, but the conclu
sions will not be known before today. It
is reported unofficially, and generally be
lieved, that the engineers will strike and
that the firemen will follow them.
Moloney to Consult Altgeld.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. 13. Although
Attorney General Moloney refuses to talk
for publication about the order of Acting
Governor Gill directing him to bring prose
cutions against ex-state officials, it can be
positively stated that he will pay no atten
tion to the order for the preseut at least.
He has filed the order away until Governor
Altgeld returns, as he thinks action
should await the governor's consent.
I he Beit L fe Policy.
It's not the toi;tine plan, or endowment flan, or
ten years" renc able plan . li'n ot sddirg ysur
few dollars to the hundreds of million that lhe
intarance companie s boast of. It's a better in
vestment than any of these. It is iuTesiine Ti w
dollars in tbe ftiid.;rd remedy, the "Go'den
Medical Discovery," a core for .-omuaiption, in
its esrly states, at d all throat and lane trouble.
Arrested lor Criminal Assault.
Danville, Ills., Feb. 13. Howard Cox,
of Ridge farm, was arrested Saturday and
put in the county jail for alleged criminal
assault on Myrtle Iwiuster, aged 14 years.
Cox is a quaker. He was the hired man of
the Widow Lauster, who is quite wealthy
atid is also a quaker. Cox won the good
graces of tu6 family by his devout methods
and manners. He led the Sunday school
and was one of the pillars of the church.
Will Test the Kansas Tangle.
Tor-EKA, Feb. 13. The house Populists
have passed an appropriation bill, which
will go to the senate and soon be passed
there, when the question of the legality of
the house will be transferred to the courts.
Another Portfolio Given Out.
New York, Feb. 13. The Press says it
has the best authority for announcing that
Hok Smith, of Georgia, accepted the port-
re Tor IS need?
Want a co;)k
Want a partner
Want a s tna hin
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant girl
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a house
Want to exchange an) thin?
Want te sell household ponds
Want to make any real estate loans
Wart to sell or trade for anything;
Want to find customers for anything
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