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Soldier gone. , e A santon saw much ^ b A oü«no_ the war - Brilliant Cavalry Offl l/'nion Side -DUttaguUhed '*'* ", Important Kußas«* Him- 011 ____ G eneral Alfred Pleasanton, one of the most distin guished cavalry commanders of the iato war, died in Washington. D. C., a few days ago. General Pleasauton for tjie last seven years lived an al most hermit's life moving out of his '"'îïSiSÆiw»"""»" ,par ?,™ ve a few of his most intimate * He f eit that he had not been Jed by the government after Äshed services it. the war, * d J toother with ill health, l ' ' nn ° hia r] |nd and made him !0!T»5b» plkasanton. J h,r «centric His only attendants f5 '^private secretary, Mr. Murphy, 'TiLrictn Roane, a faithful colored * r8( , w ho were with him when he " ™ À tw.-iv It was the wish of his ar ^ friends that he should be buried appropriate honors at Arlington, but his last direction to his nurse were la , t directions to his nurse were i, al he should he buried with the other Ambers of his family in the congres iional cemetery. \!f, rd Pleasanton was born in Wash iD^ton. H- C.. June 7, 1824, and gradu lt jd [ roln .he West Point military k §ÈÈîV--' i X.'J M* m GEN. PLEASANTON. tcadcray in 1814, then 20 years of age. Reserved in the Mexican war and was jreveted first lieutenant "for gallant md meritorious conduct" in the battles if Psio Alto and P.esaca dc la Palma. Subsequently he was on frontier duty, rlc vas commissioned first lieutenant in 1849 and captain in 185j. He was act ms aejutant general to General Wil liam S. Harney during the Sioux expe dition and adjutant general from 1856 to I860 in the campaign against the séminales in Florida, and also in the operations in Kansas, Oregon and Washington territory. He commanded s regiment in a march from Utah to Washington in the autumn of 1S61 and »as commissioned major of the Second Cavalry in February of the following rear. Serving through the peninsular •ampaign, ha became brigadier general of volunteers in July of the same year, and commanded the division of cavalry of the Army of the Potomac that fol lowed Ue'3 invading army into Mary land. He was engaged at Bonnesbcir ough, South Mountain. Antietani and the subsequent pursuit, engaged the en emy frequently at Fredericksburg and stayed the further advance of the con federates at Chanceilorsville. May 2, when Jackson's confederate ootps vas coming down upon the right cask of Hookers corps. General Plea sao:o °' b y bis quick and skillful action saved the army from a serious disaster Ordering the Eighth Pennsylvania to Î arge boldly into the woods in the race of the advancing host, he delayed Jackson s progress a few minutes—just t0 throw tnio Position ail tt.tillcry that was in reach. He or wroa the guns loaded with grape and « •ms e r , and depressed enough to ma« th e shot Blrlke t „ e gl . 0 „ nd half . «a between their line and the edge col m-, WOOd8 - When the confederate comma emerged it met such a storm Aln'it 3 ®. no troops could jtass through. ; ' ,hls Urae Jackson fell, and bc i n / w Maneuvers could bo un -"■ en darkness put an end to the aj ' s work. the 'vo" General Pleasauton received J\ :/ Vet of Heutenant colonel, and (lm J s °r, ed t0 m . ajor e° nei 'al Of vol ia the I ." JUne ' 1863 ' Hc Participated the t, umei ° tls actions that preceded raar V, tIe ^ er tysburg and was com manocr in-chief of cavalry in ,hat ac 1363 -! e was breveted colonel July 2, h" , ifaosfcrred to Missouri S'e-iV.,' 8 n the forces under Hr..'.' 8 ,, Prlce from the stale e ( i" h ' th , e year following, was brevet Jtatcsf Cr g ° ,1Cral in iha I'nited that ca I? y I f0r hU ealia "t service in P a, Rn. He resigned in 1868 cduc 1 n:ted States collector of rev ' ®® vcral years, and finally pres f the Terre Haute & Cincinnati in 1S64, General ami ident of thl Tv,J ga . r . S ' anfI / lnaHy P res " i r »ilroad. ■ colons reU , rcd list - with the rank of WasMn«.. since then had resided in eton. his only means of liveli- His military ----am the he close of his career hood b ol n ""'. f is onl - v mean s of liveli- ! -''rorri g h 3 Pens * on - —- ........... airr , unta rnished from the begin fliu r I a , e c ' os *' of his career. His Pit-. General August Jam«« Jus "m Qn ' " ?s author of the fam JLS Mae glass theory." Not *t«'K| i|ry ■ I'trmrr. Jr... man >' people know that Presi 'l^ McKinley 13 a farmer. He owns lrc«r J S ° f lan< * al>out twenty miles ** vanton. j JOKE ON BURNSIDE. A Southern Woman'* Quirk Betört tm , tl»e Union Uenrrul. In the Century Gon. Horace Porter s describes the vlst of his chief to the j home of a Mrs. Tyler, whose husband was a colonel in the confederate army, j Gen. Porter then tells the following i anecdote: We could see that she vat 1 entertaining views which everywhere prevailed in the south. The authorities naturally put the best face upon mat ters and the newspapers tried to buoy up the people with false hopes. It was not surprising that the inhabitants of the remote parts of the country were in ignorance of the true progress of the war. Gen. Grant replied in a quiet way: "Gen. Sherman is certainly advancing rapidly in that direction and while I do not wish to be the com municator of news which may be un pleasant to you 1 have every reason to believe that Rome is by this time in his possession." The qlder lady then as sumed a bantering tone and became somewhat excited and defiant in her manner and the younger one joined with her in scouting the idea that Rome could ever be taken. Just then a courier rode up with dispatches from Washington containing the telegram from Sherman. Gen. Grant glanced over it and then read It to the staff. It announced that Sherman had Just captured Rome. The ladies had caught the purport of the communication, al though it was not Intended that they should hear it. The wife burst into tears and the mother-in-law was much affected by the news, which was, of course, sad tidings to both of them. The mother then began to talk with great rapidity and with no little as perity, saying: "I came from Rich mond not long ago, where I lived in a house on the James river which over looks Relie isle and I had the satisfac tion of looking down every day on the Yankee prisoners. I saw thousands and thousands of them and before this campaign is over I want to see the whole of the Yankee army in southern prisons." Just then Burnside rode into the yard, dismounted and joined our party on the porch. He was a man of great gallantry and elegance of manner and was always excessively polite to the gentler sex. He raised his hat, made a profound bow to the ladies and as he looked at his corps filing by on the road said to the elder one, who was standing near him: "I don't sup pose, madam, that you ever saw so many Yankee soldiers before," She re plied instantly: "Not at liberty, sir." This was such a good shot that every one was greatly amused and Gen. Grant joined heartily in the laugh that fol lowed at Burnside's expense. tv«. WARNER OF MISSOURI. Lately I'unlble Talked of an Cabinet Ofllcer. Tne subject of this sketch is a na tive of Wisconsin, where he was born in 1840. He was educated at Law rence university in that state, studied law and was admitted to the bar; but, when the tocsin of war sounded, the young disciple of Blackstone answered ihe summons and did good service in the forty-third and thirty-fourth Wis consin regiments. At the conclusion of the war, he located at Kansas City, Me., and soon attained prominence and popularity, us was evidenced by his election to the post of city attorney in 1867; circuit attorney in 1869, andj mayor in 1871. He was a Republican presidential elector in the campaign of 1S72; U. S. district attorney for westernj Missouri. 1SS2-S4, and was twice nom-< inated by his party caucus for the United States senate. In 1884 he was ( elected to the national house of rep-, resentatives, and was re-elected in \4 mm HON. WILLIAM WARNER. 18S6. From its very inception he took an ardent interest in the Grand Army of the Republic. He was its first de partment commander in Missouri, and his zeal and ability were gracefully reeognizrd by his comrades in 1SSS by his election to the honorable post of commander of tho national encamp ment. I)r. .Jnlinnon mi Apple Tlilrr. A lady once consulted Dr. Johuson on the degree of turpitude to be at tached to her son's robbing an orch ard. "Madam," said Johnson, "it all depends upon the weight of the ho; i I remember my school-fellow. Davy ! Garrick, who was always a little fel low, jobbing a dozen orchards with impunity: but the very first time I j climbed up an apple tree (for I was al ways a heavy boy) the bough broke with me. and it was called a Judgment. I suppose that is why justice Is some times represented w ith a pair of scales." Whitr* an«l Indian« Marry. The soon-coniing-into-effect law pro hibiting marriage between Indians and whites in Oklahoma lias l>oomed tha marriage business. The white young men are pairing off with the wealthy Osage girls to beat the band and vice versa. IN L. J. GAGE'S SHOES. , s NEW PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST j NATIONAL BANK. -- j s.mnei m. xickor.on. Who i the P of ih. 1 a Treasury I« a Skilful Career a* a Banker. Sacreedi to Secretary of the Fiuaneler—111« IV: AMUEL M. NICK ERSON, who has once mere become president of the First National Bank of Chicago, to succeed Lyman J. Gage, resigned, was born In Chat ham, Mass., in 1830. He has been a res l d e n t of Chicago since 1857, and during all the time of his residence has been Interested in banking and ctner enterprises requir ing capital and financial training. Mr. Nickerson was elected vice-president of the First National when that bank was organized in 1S63, and was later made president and continued in that position until January, 1891, when he resigned and was succeeded by Mr, Gage. Since that time he has traveled extensively in this country and abroad, and made one tour of the world. Whenever he has been in Chicago lie has given his time to tho bank, and has been chairman of the discount committee. He will now devote his entire time to tho bank. Mr. Nickerson was president of the Chicago city rail read from 1864 to 1867. He organized the Union Stockyards National Bank, now the National Live Stock Bank, in 1867, and was president of it for sev eral years, resigning from that posi tion and from the presidency of the street railroad company to devote his entire time to tho management of the First National Bank. Mr. Nickerson said recently that he regretted the no eessity of Mr. Gage's resigning, fa it put him back to a place from which he had once resigned. ( The Liullex of Llangollen. A writer in the Century Magazine brings back to our memories the ro mance of the high-born recluses of Llangcllcn, who passed their declining days together in the seclusion of the lovely Decside Vale. Lady Eleanor Butler was the instigator of the plan by which she and her younger com panion. the Hon. Sara Ponsonby, es caped from Dublin society and the at tentions of a too persistent wooer to nature's own solitude. They adopted an invariable costume consisting of a heavy dark-blue riding-habit, with stiffly-starched neck-cloth, and gentle man's hat and boots and a profusion of lings and brooches. In 1820, when I, ad y Eleanor was past eighty and her friend sixty-five, Chas. Mathews, the celebrated actor, was playing at Os v.cstrv, twelve milea from Llangollen, and the ladies went to see him, having secured seats in one of the boxes. Their appearance so distracted the actor's at tention that hc continued his part with difficulty. "Though I have never seen them," he says. "I instantaneously knew »hem. As they are seated, there is uol one point to distinguish them from men—the dressing and powdering of then hair, their well-starched neck cloths. the upper part of their habits, which they always wo.v\ even at a din ner party, and which are made precise ly like men's coats. They looked ex actly like two lespc-table superannu ated old clergymen." To Trsiln Color»-«! Nursep, The University Medical college of I New Orleans has determined to estab : lish a training school for negro worn 1 c-n as nurses. The object is to supply well-trained nursea who will serve for i moderate pay. The trained nurses j who are now in New Orleans are not ' numerous enough to meet tho demand, j and they are paid for their services at i a rate which many people who need ' them cannot afford. Algy Suppose you buy stocks. Chol ly, and I sell them at the same time? Chollv—Aw—yes? Algy—One of us i j would make money, doncherknow, and j we could divide the profits.—Puck. THE KORESHANITE3. A Queer Suet Who Tbluk the Wortl Is Hollow. One of the queerest of religions Is Koreshanity, a small Chicago sect un der the leadership of Dr Cyrus E. Teed, who bears the title of Koresh. The Koresbanites believe that the uni verse is a hollow sphere, on the con cave part of which we live. The in terior, which is eight thousand miles across, is filled with three belts of at mosphere—the nlr which wo breathe, then hydrogen, then aboron. In the center of this vast space is situated the sun. which is about one hundred miles in diameter. The Koreshan sys tem teaches, however, that the sun ir hidden from sight by three atmos pheres. and that what human beings see as the sun is a focalisation of the true sun's energies at a distance of 1,300 miles from the earth's surface. The sun and the world are supposed to constitute a mighty galvanic battery, which develops millions of cathode rays that are projected back and forth on the Inside of the globe and flash out here and there as stars. Each of the plunets is supposed to he not a real material globe, but really the en ergy of one of the minerals in the earth's rind focalized in space and made luminous as light. There is a di vision of the social system of Koresh anity into two distinct general orders, the prime and superior order being celibate, the inferior being marital. The object of the celibate order is the conversion of the sex energies for tho higher spiritual, mental und physical regeneration. Koreshan3 maintain that the dissipation of the sex forces is the cause of mortality, and that im mortality will come only through the purification of the mind and body in obedience to the principles of celibacy and chastity instituted by Korosbanity. The headquarters of the society have, for some years, been in Chicago but Dr. Teed so resents the humorous attentions of the newspapers of that city that hc is preparing to establish a special home for his followers at Es ten) Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Tho ground plan of the new Jerusalem, as it is to be called, is a square containing 36 square miles. The site for the con struction of the temple is 1,600 feet in diameter, surrounded by a circular sea, 300 feet wide, the water to he supplied from Eslero bay and Estero river. Ml.. Brtn.lvjr Slii-rliln'I. Miss Emily Brinsley Sheridan, who now takes the part of Mavis Clare in the dramatized version of Marie Co relli's "Sorrows of Satan," is making her first appearance on the London boards since she played with Mrs, r ? MISS BRINSLEY SHERIDAN. Langtry at the Opera Comique more than a year ago. Miss Sheridan is the daughter of Henry Brinsley Sheridan, M. ]*., and the granddaughter of Sir Richard I'crrolt, and was very success ful as an amateur before she adopted the stage as a profession. One I'Hilr «if (iIovfr for Tiro. The Chicago inter Ocean says: Gen. H. S. Huidekoper and State Senator Francis \ Osbourn are veterans of the civil war, in which each lost an arm; but, while Gen. Huidekoper is minus his right arm. Senator Osbourn mourns the loss of his left. For years it lias been the practice of the two veteran* to make one pair of gloves do for both. Whenever the general purchases a new pair he invariably sends the right i glove to the senator, and when the sen ator irvests the general will get the left glove. GEN. "JOE" SHELBY. THE HERO OF MANY BATTLES RECENTLY PASSED AWAY. After Being Left on the Field et the ('low of the Civil Wer He Marched Into Mexico to Aid Maximilian Agatu.t the Patriot Juarrx. U EN. J. O. SHELBY 1 died at his farm near Adrian, Mo., the other morning. General Shelby was born in Lex ington, Ky., in 1831. When 19 years of age he went to La fayette county, Mo. At the outbreak of the Kansas border war, he espoused the southern side and went to Kentucky, where he raised a company of cavalry. He took the field In Kansas, and rendered great service to the pro-sl-very settlers. When the civil war broke out, he Joined General Price's command. Courage, courtliness and chivalry came to Shelby by Inher itance. His grandfather was Isaac Shel y, the first governor of Kentucky, in whose days the fighting of Indians was a common occupation. His father was Col. James Shelby, who played a part at the battle of the Thames under William Henry Harrison, and came out of the war of 1812 with the luster of glorious deed'-'. General Shelby him self went into the rebellion as captain of the company he had raised himself and came out of the conflict with a major generalship and the admiration of friend and foe. Mistaken he may have been, but he was masterful as a commander, gallant as a fighter, gen ber a by as It In at lu by MAJ.-GEN. JOSEPH 0. SHELBT. erous as a victor and admirable a* a man. Once having accepted the verdict of the sword as final, he used his pow erful influence with tho unreconstruct ed element in Missouri, and was a great factor in restoring peace to this dis tracted commonwealth. Old foes for gave Mm his errors, and ail Missouri ans swear by him. Shelby's Missouri division fought through Missouri, Ar kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. When hope became hopeless it was the last organized division of the confederate army west of the Missis sippi. Shelby planned to continue the contest, but his men yearned for their homes and families. There was a dra matic separation on the field near Cor sicana, Tex. There still remained with Shelby 500 bold troopers, and they had an abundant supply of arms, ammuni tion and supplie*. They determined to inarch into Mexico and become soldiers of fortune with Juarez or Maximilian. They marched to Waco and Austin In a well-disciplined band. Shelby wa* urged to seize the money in the confed erate sub-treasury at San Autonlo for bis soldiers, but he was not a plunderer and hesitated. Texas bandits carried off the treasure before hc reached San Antonio to protect it as he had protect ed public funds in Austin. Many exiles were awaiting Shelby at Sau Antonio. Among them were Generals Smith, Ma gruder, Hindman, Lyon of Kentucky, Laedbetler and Wilcox of Lee's army, Governor Murrah of Texas, Governor Morehead of Kentucky, Governor Allen of I^oulsiana, and Governor Trusten Polk of Missouri. Senator Harris of Tennessee and Senator Vest of Missou ri wee in that despairing company. From San Antonio Shelby led his band under military discipline to New Braunfels and thence to Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande. Crossing to Pledraa Nagras, the fugitive sold the cannon, the arms, the ammunition and the accouterments to the supporters of Jua rez for 818,000, which was divided pro rata among officers and men. Some Germans attempted to take advantage of a Mexican law and seize all of Shel by's horses having Mexican brands, and the treacherous Mexican soldiers sup ported them in the scheme. The con federate commander promptly sounded the call to mount horses, and the 500 Americans only awaited the word to begin a slaughter. The Germans fled and the Mexicans wilted. Shelby took a vote of his officers to determine whether they would cast their fortunes with Juarez, the Mexican patriot, or with Maximilian, the emperor sent to Mexico by Napoleon. They voted for Maximilian. The exiles burled their battle-scarred flag in the waters of the Rio Grande with tearful ceremonies and started for Monterey to Join the French legions. At Monterey the com mand disbanded. Some went to Sonora to fight against Maximilian. Others went to California, British Honduras or Brazil. Shelby and a trusty band of 50 went to the City of Mexico and then settled in the Cordova colony of Car lotta. One llutidr««l and Xhi.* Years. Alexander Freeman, who died at Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, on Friday, was 109 years old, having been born on December 22, 1787. in New York. He was a seaman up to nearly his seventieth year, In 1857. when he entered harbor, and remained zhere. in good health up to » week ago. STR ONG K1N C3. Katars Who Hava Haan raasoaa IM Thalr Physical Strength. It la aatonishins what a large anm ber of kings and other rulere have bee« famous for their physical strength, says Tit-Bite. The late czar of Russia and the late German emperor were both remarkable for their strength of body. The latter. In fact, thought suf ficiently well of his powers to oppoM himself to a professional strong man. who wrestled with and defeated tha monarch with difficulty. Augustus 1I„ elector of Saxony, was a man of Immense strength. He ones seized a monk who had concealed him self In the royal sleeping apartment by the weist and flung him out of tha window into the court yard beneath. Maurice, count of Saxony, a natural eon of the above elector, was as note« as hie father for hie testa of strength. It needs no small amount of strength In the fingers to enable one to twist a long, thick nail Into a spiral. Thin Maurice did and afterward used It as corkscrew to open bottles of wins at a luncheon. At another time, whila stopping at a farrier's to have his horses attended to, he broke half a dozen of the man's horseshoes by tha strength of his hands like as many bis cuits. That Maurice was equally strong lu other parts of his body Is shows by the following: While traveling on foot In London he had an altercation with a dustman. The dispute developed into a quarrel, which the count terminated by seising his adversary by the head and throw ing him over hie shoulder into the mud cart, which was standing near. It Is related of Dorn Pedro I„ emper or of Brazil, that while sailing In a email boat he suddenly seised hold o( the two magnificently dressed cham berlains who accompanied him, lifted them out of the boat, one on each side, and ducked them In the sea. This waa not doue out of malice, hut because it was carnival time and practical Joking was the order of the day. Scanderberg, king of Albania, was a giant In strength. From an early age he was In the habit of competing ia fèats of strength and skill with tha Turkish nobles and was almost alwaya victorious, lie once lit a fit of raga cut in two with one stroke of his sword two enemies who were brought to hlaa bound together. The same powerful sword arm could cut in twain a man la complete armor. , \ *♦ --- METEORA QUITE HISTORIC. •ecla Tlie Quean of Au.tr!* Will B««k •tun In M'dt'-r. The empress of Austria, with a corps of scientists, will soon visit the homea of the monks In northwest Thessaly, Greece. She will be doubled up on a net of stout rope and hoisted with a flva centuries old windlass to the top of tha rocky tower, a thousand feet high. There is no other way of reaching tha place. The old-time hoisting apparatus, which has been In use for nearly 60(9 years, is simplicity Itself, being con structed of heavy beams. The cylin der, as well as the lever, Is made of wood, and the rope is likewise a home product of the monks. The traveler, after sitting In the net is made fast by sticks and boards. The pulling up process lasts five or ten «minutes. When the car nears the summit, ona of the xnonke grasps tho rope with tha crutch of his crosier and pulls It oa to the landing place. Meteora, tha name by which the settlement la known in history, means, literally translated, "floating In the sir." The principal cloister Is a tremendous structure, bpllt after the manner of a place of defense, with bastions, towers, and mighty gates. The chnpel Is eltualed In tha centc~ of the courtyard, which hat pll METEORA. lared piazzas and incloses a natural fountain and a plot of garden land. Ml«« slaii« Harlow. Miss Jane Barlow, the well knows writer of Irish stories und sketches, la the daughter of a professor of Trinity college, Dublin. She lives with her father in the village of Rathgar, a few miles from tho Irish capital. So far from living in the midst of the country and people with which she deals moat in Ift novels, Miss Barlow has only once stayed in any other part of Ire land. She has traveled much on the continent with Dr. Bartow during the university vacation, and the articles describing these travels gave her her first introduction to magazine editors. fda School < lilhlrrn'. Trihulr. The .school children of New Orleans aie raising a fund of 86,000 to erect a monument to John McDonough, who bequeathed more than a million dollars to New Orleans for educational pur poses. Tho gift has resulted in tho erection of more than thirty public school buildings, in which 18,000 chil dren are at present enrolled. In each of these schools is a bronze bust of John McDonough, btfo'-e which fresh flowers arc placed every day. In fur ther honor of his memory, the first Fri In May is observed by the schoel I children as McDonough day.