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Bj a Railroad Accident Dae lo the
Cure If fmnp-'B of Some Freight
Train Hands.
While Those Near By Were Power
less to Beaier any Assistance
1 MckenluK MKbt
Milwaukki, Wi.., Otbor 2S. A
special to the Evening Nuconrin rota
Portign, says last night, Boon afier
midnight, the weitbonnd limited waa
ihtctied at ICint Bio Biding, a email
etation about tbir'een miles cast of
this city, on the main Hue of the
Chicaeo. Milwaukee and S'. Paul
road. There are two a do tracks at
tiii! p'.ece. and at the time the tram
was due there It at night both were ot
tamed by freiihls.ono hy a wild train
and the other hy train No. 14, Con
ductor H. P. Hanker, of thU city,
which ha I iawt T.nllrd in frum the
11 ' .i i . ;. . 1 . -
wesi 13 nuow urn unuieu iu paie. nu.
14 wai very li ng, ai d t' o cotitln tor
wa at the head of the tra il relyirg
noon thn brakoman to aiterd to the
switch. Oae report; .pa a the rear
iirHkumnn, whose huiinBn it was to
clone ti e switch eftr tho train, for
Mime re; sou ne-glee led to e!o s.i. The
other and more pr ibnhle Htory is that
ho Blurted hack to edoso the switch,
but before he cmld resell it the
limited, which does not (tip at
any except iBrire pUce, ca ne tearing
(.wn grade at lifty niih'H an hour,
ar.d left the rails at tho open
switch. The (idiots aro in a out
where the road curves to that the
witch lijtht cannot he seen frnm the
east until a tiain ia within a few roi'n.
e tt at ike eiifcineer of the limited
cenld notree thn switch light turned
wrong until too late to stop. The en
gine left the track, ran a thnrt dii tnc
and hrcaght ap against the fide of
the cat, tippling OTor. The luugngo
car aud two regular coacliem followed,
while four sleepers kept the rd's
The engine and the cais that went off
were badly smashed and soon taolc
ire from tne stoves Engineer Little
and Fireman Esgan crawled out from
under t ie locomotive, bftdly btuised
and scalded. The baggage man hud a
lej broken. All puss-miters in the
(sleepers giit out uninjured, except
light bruises, but in one day coat h
thirteen were pinned in and literally
turned to death. Mny others were
injured by the severe fluking up.
Tke naates of the victims ate nut yet
known hers. The whole train except
one slerpsr, which they were able to
uncouple and draw away, was burned
iraperintendent W. fl. Cullies was
en the eu b.mnd passenger train,
tie. 2, which whs waiting at the B'a-
a few uilei this side of the
wreek for the limited, and was soon
on tae sceue. Wrecking trains, with
nrgeani, went from this ci'y and did
all possible t) alleviate nuhVriiig aud
save life. No. 2 was obliged to bu k
mp te thli city, and went over the
Northwestern to Milwaukee, via Ilori
con, Beaver Dam and Fox Lake. The
eame rout-) ha been iinod by trains
today, as the nrck is not yet cleared.
Conductor 11 an key, of the freight
train, wai so domoralixed by the ac
cident, the responsibility of which
rests on his crew and thus al-'O on
bint, that he took to the wondi in
despair, leaving his train, lie has
always been a most careful aud I'tti
cisnt man, much truBtrd by the com
pany. It was a most horrible and
sickening spectacle, the roasting peo
ple making the night hideous with
their yells, while bystanders were un
ble to render assistance. It wu the
wont wreck ever known in tho North
to the Evening JVco(iin from Rio. the
tceue of lust night's railroad accident,
says the limited train ran through an
open switch and pluaged into a sand
bank. The mail, bsgnago and day
soachea wore piled on top of it. In the
day eoach there were twelve or fifteen
person. One man aud two children
were the only ones saved. The others
were burned in the car. The wan
who escaped had an arm broken and
was otherwise bruised. He is now at
Uolumbut aud is doing well. A
woman whose home is at Winona,
band id her two children out of the
window and bnrned to death in the
rar. Loals llrmkor anil Kmil Wulter
dori", of Columbus, Wis., are among
the dead. The names and residences
of the others cannot now be ascer
tained. Coroner Allen is holding an
inquest on tho charred trunks of
bodies, all that ia left of the ill fated
travelers. The burning of the bag
gage obliterates the only clew to the
identity of the occupants of the
huraed cir, and it may never be
known to a certainty how many per
ished in tho wreck.
A FMiiKr'a Areanal.
Milwauess, Wis., Ootober 28. B.
Loewenbach, a job printer of this cltv.
was on the wrecked train. He says
the scenes alter the accident were bar-
rowing, lha uossenuer coach, which
he says contained botwuen lifteen and
twenty persons, wis telescoped at
both ends, and the fire and smoke
that enveloped the wreck prevented
tbo imprisoned and injured passengers
lroni escaping, rassengers from
tbe sleepets gathered a:ouml the b lin
ing card, bu. they were poweiless to
render asai;tanco. Men and women
con d be seen tearing their hair in the
agony of the momuut, and frightful
scrtatns ietuod frc.m the deathtrap.
One heivy w mn iu particular, he
says, t ue up one of the Beats with al
most superhuman sirength, and en
flevored to break her way out af the
Burning pyre, but her s'.reiigth failed
ar.d she lell to the floor and met a
ho r.bie death. Ooly three persons
escaped from the passenger car, Mr.
ioewenbarti says, a man aai two
" eh'ldiea. The man was abserved aa
he forcod his way through the venti
lator on the top of the car, with all the
clothing on bis body from his waist
c!ewawrd burutd oil, aud his flesh
roastod and bun ing from cuts Inflicted
by broken glass. Krery one of the
wrecked cars were consumed, with the
exception of the last altepi r, which
was t ut away fiom ihn burning wreck.
All i f the bodies of the victims were
burned in tl;e wreck.
General MnL-r Tneker'n Hlate
mrnl. Milwai'kkb, Wie., October 18. Ab
ris aot Uoneral Mi,gr Tucker, of
he ht Paul railway, thU inornirg
mid) the followiug statement; "l)ur
limit' d expresi ran into an opon
swit'.:n Qtuen mile's this fide of Poit
eg.', Wi'., la-t l ight. 'J ho bigirgo
auu Uiiiil c.Hiii wtro ducio'mhtd, kikIbo
far na k'i'jw live peop'e vrrroi killed.
We d' no. k: ow who they wtre as
yet. I do ni't ihinkj r,ny;iiiore weie
killed. I dou't know how many were
Injured, or bow badly. The demol
isied cara caught fire and were burned
up. One a'eeper was also des'.ioyed
by fire. We have sent ont two satjeial
trains this morning witn provinoiw
1 i i . t.
bou uein, oiiu evervimiig id
beirg done. I don't know what the
Lbs is. Tuat is of co consonance;
tV-o loes of l'fe is t!.e trouble." Ko far
particulars are very meager, l nere is
i-aaci-in hjliiVA flm InMI of lif J is
IDDVU V ' ' w " -
greater, although the wildest st.r'es
ere in trcuiaiion. j:nnaiu iu uio-i
dis'ressing and Larrow'ng ecen'.s took
plrre aftr the wreck. Tlie accident
is the flr. t one to tta new limited ex
preps. which runs at a veiy higlj rate
of tpeed-
Thlrltwa Perana Brsiartcd Hilled.
Milwaokkr, Wis., October 28. The
report that iiishop Whipple, ot Min
nesota, waj on the tra'n that was
wrecked near Portage lust n'ght
ciiuaed cmsiderable of astir am; ng
that eeritleman's friends in this city.
If he was cn the train, however, he
undoubtedly was on one ol tue sleep'
era, and escaprd. The train wai com
posed of one bggage rar, one mail
car, one p;nsenner coach and three
sleepers. The mall car was in charge
f John B. Kich, of Pla'nflild, who,
with his uv4 men, e'eaped, though
ba lly bruieei. They not all the valu-
au e mail out tiolorc tLe car tmrni a
Hixty baga of papeis were dei-troyed,
Of the raeeoniters in the i'ay roach all
perished except two small children of
C. K. HcliHrur, of Winona, Mion. Mrj.
0. B, (-'cherer a-d her mother-in-iaw,
Mrs K,f-ina Joiins, were
in the or, and p-risliid, hut weie ab'e
to put thn children out through
a wiudow to the out'idorc. Tue
chihircti we e sut home'; The coai h
contained about twenty people and
the momentum of the s!enp"s behind
it raised tho ceutft of it no i.' e a let
ter A when the bottoms c.mo to
gether, HiuasUing eveiything to pieces
and pini ng the po. pie down with
the seats. General Manager Miller,
who w.-nt out to the peer e of the rail
way accident at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, re'uraod at 4 o'clock this after
noon. The co.-resiondoi t taw him
when he leaohed his lli'. He said
in n spouse to a question that he had
little itifoiu.atio.i to give beyond
what he had already been given.
He believed thut twelve pc-rcons lost
their lives in the wreck. 01 these he
had been ab'e to get but a few names.
There wero Mrs. t-'cherer, of Wiuona,
Bad her mother-in law, Mrs. Koaina
J ohm, of the same place. Their two
children were flhvad. The poor
mother, almo.it enve.nped in flames,
thought of her children Mist and
succeeded in pushing them out
of the window. There were two
woavn wearing the garb of nuns,
hoth of whom bad paw -s. O. e was a
Mother (Superior of some convent. In
formation received ho'e lea ts to tho
bi-lief that she was the Mother tfti
pnriar af a convent a'. Hew Castle, in
Fond du Lac coun'y. The order is
knowa aa tho Third Order of Krau
ciscau HUiiers. A merchant at whese
store ths Histor bought goods cays
there wore three of them, and that
they h id thoir pa.'kdgsi taken to the
depot to go up on tlie night traiu to
Ht. Paul. The other victims whose
naaics Manpger Miller had were Lewis
iirlnber, of Ashland, a- d Kmil Wol
dendorf. a merchant of Columbus,
Wis. The only man who escaped
from tho burning car wai Dr. Smith,
of Chicago. If the merchant is correct
abaut there being three instead of two
FraucisiMii Miattrs who were going on
that train, tbore should be one added
to Mr. Miller's list of the victims,
mukiag in all thirteen. This is prob
ably the full number. It may be sev
eral days before the names of the
others are s cured.
Fnnaeacrr From ( liirnio Wbo Were
on lite Trnlu.
Chioauo, Ii.i,., O.'tober 28. The
limited train on tho Ht. Paul road,
wrecked ne.ir Kio, did not cirry its
tiHiial number of passengers from
Chicago. From thn Palmer House,
W. A. Sandors, of Brooklyn, and O.
R. Fairbanks, of Florida, were on the
train. From the Cir.u d Pacific the
train took the It'. Kb v. and Mrs.
1! shop Whipple, of Faribault, Minn ;
(4. 11. LoDgley, of Winona, and J. C.
Boyeleu.of Ht. Paul, who wero, In all
probability, in the dua-ter. From
the samo hotel also went George Stored
and Cyrus Hn-ket, traveling men
from New York, and Edward Fetter,
of London, England. Two or three
pft'flODgerj also went from each ef the
Shorman and Tretnont Houaas, bat
the names could not be ascertained.
The pasaengsrs named were very like'
ly traveling in the sleeping cars, and
watte it la reported that none in the
sleepers were killed yet they may be
among tne injured.
Klgfct ril named f Death la
Log Cabin.
LouuviLLa, Kv.. October 28. A
Tvtie$'t special gives details of the hor
rible burning of eight people in a log
cauin near t lat anct, K.nox county,
Ky. (a Tuesday Wm. Poe, a farmer,
west away from home on buainesa,
leaving ha wife, five young children
and two young ladies of tbe neighbor
hood, Miss Alice Carnea and Hallie
Adams. During tbe night the house
burned and all the inmates perished,
and tueir remains were found next
day by the husband on his return. It
Is not known how the cabin caught
lire, but the mother's remains were
found clasping those of the baby, and
the bed olothing near showed that an
elorthal been made to extinguish
the fire. Tbe remains of tbe others
were found in the ruins.
A Toaag I.adr Kill by ralltaa;
fraua a Trala.
Naw Youa, October 28 An excur
sion party ot citiiens of Western New
York traveled on the Lehigh Valley
railroad on Tuesday niitht in a snecial
train bound for this city, to be present
at ma liinorty status inauguration.
Among the party were Miss Lillie
Qa'ck and her aunt. Miss Quick wai
a daughter of wealthy parenta living
at Ithaca, N. Y. In pasting through
the Pattenbnrg tunnel tbe smell of
the gtses made Miss Qalcksiek. As
Boon as tbe train reached the end of its
underground pafS'ge Mies Quick went
out on the platform of the oar for
breath of fresh air. Just then the
train gave a lurch aa it rounded a
cuive in the road, and the young lady
was thrown oif the platform to the
ground. The train was stopped, but
when the unfoitunategirl was reached
life wu extinct.
Killed by a Caviar Bank.
PiTTsaoRQ, Pa., October 28 An ore
bank owned by D. W. Cox, at Dills
burg, Yerk ciuuty, csvod in thismorn
iiiBr, killing two men and seriously in
juring several others.
4 aa(ht After Juaatlaa; Hla Itall.
1.0UIBVIIXC, Kv., October 28. Clia'.
Henderson, ttie sport, who is charged
w th BwinillingaHhelby eonLty fanner
cut of f !4()i and who skipped i fter
giving a enul: hall, was arrostnl toi'aT
an ir liurd tiwn, Ky. He was travel
ing tlirongh the country in a hngcv,
nuking his way to Tennessee He will
be br 'light back here.
- "'fT''"7 w .-
And Under Clrcamtincei Unparal
leled In thn Hi-tory or the
United State.
Speeches by President Cleveland aud
Senator Evarta Address by
Chauncey 31. Drpcw.
Naw Yoac, October 28. The rain
storm which prevailed all day yeettr
dav ceased last night, but tbe weather
tbi morning is very unprcmisirg for
tbe festivities which are to take place
in connection with tbe inauguration
of the Bartholdi Statue of Libeity. A
aliitbt fog bangs over the city and ob
scures in a measure the elaborate
decorations of buildinps with which
the city has been beautified. French
aud American fl'gH are flying from
the housetops and windows in every
direction, and a general holiday ap
pearance is presented by moving
bodies of soldier, militia, civio org in
izations, and by the collection on the
eidewalka ef great cow.ls of people.
Busine 8 during the day will be a'
m ist entirely euspend'Ml, the public
Fol'.oo's will bo clossd aid all New
Yoik will join in the celebration.
Visitors from all peclions of tho coun
try have boen comirg into the city f or
two day past, and thin morning
thousands more were a'eled to the
grunt throng, the proepsrts of
unpleasant weather in no way tlc
terr.ng them. The storm greatly
interfered wiibthewor on Bodlow's
Island yesterday, but as little w s left
to do, it did not mat' er much whether
it rained or nol. The workmen tore
down tho old na1 row elepa that led
up the embarkement and replaced
them with a wider r nd more gubs'an
tial stairway. They also laid a broad
woiden walk leaiing to the ground
entrance to the front of the fort. The
platform that has stood in one of the
northwestern angles of the encli.Hure
wan also remuvad and tin platform
for the speakers made reny for thi-ir
reception. A handsome tilk French
flag will be placed over the f ce of the
Htatue. At a word 1rom President
Cleveland it will be diawn, unveiling
the head of tho goddess. Tue
land parado includes between 25,
001) and 35,000 men. The forma
tion of the marine part of the parade
began in the Hudson river cppnBito
AVect Forty-fif h (treet nt nn early
hour, but, owing to the fogy wra'.hor,
it was neatly 1 o'clock balore tho eig
nal gun wa fired. At this time Ihore
weie pr(btbly 100 vesicU drawn ut in
two divisions, tbe fi rot compiscd of
L;rge (tiamers and the s c jnd of tugs
and smaller vessels, f-ome of thieo
were beautifully decorated with flas
and bunting. It was after 1 o'clock
when thssigaul gun tostait was fired,
Tha United. Sia'es Bteamship Des
patch lay oh" West Twenty-third
street, and as the column of boa's ap
proached, President Cleveland ar
rived with his suite and prepared to
So on board as tlie guns fired a Presi
"iit's salute. A bait was ordered un
til tho Despatch got tinder way, when,
with a loud bla-t of whistles, the col
umn of boatl followed in behind,
bound Bouth (o Bodlow's Inland.
It is estimated that fully 1,000,100
proplo took part in the leetivitiea to
day. The wet pavements, the mud,
tho chilly utmonphere and general
di comfort were no appreciable bar to
public enthusiasm. 8. reams of work
lngmen and woinon who OHiially tiead
the streets at early morning bouts,
orrying dinner pails and lunch bas
kets, were today as early astir, bat
with the dlfleience that they had on
their holidey attire aud their facej
had expectancy in every feature.
From a boundary line east and west
at the river front tbe drift of people
moved until, when nearing the line
of march, thore grew to be a tiele of
humanity that dammed np against
tbe po ice lines and set back its con
stantly flowing stream to near by ave
nues. Meantime the favored dwell
ers in hoaees on Fifth avenue arose
at leisure and servants hung out bant
ing on tbe front of the brown atone
dwellings, where it fluttered in
occasional and bitter gusts of
wind. On nearly every alret
car uniformed troops and
members of societies were early on
tbelr way to their places of rendez
vous. Gorgeously attired musicians
trailed the streets in ailence, seeking
their detachments, and dram corps
beat the step for Grand Army poets
noon sodden drumheads. Tbe drap
ery oi nags and bunting upon the cltv
buildings and upon the Federal Builel-
ln ll linJ titfnllv In IV. haI.I 1
while the banners on thousands of
tall staffs trailed ldlv or streamed Ins
tily out in vagrant puffs of wind that
suppuso intensity for ateadiness in
laeir courses.
was ta bave started at 0 o'clock,
but at that hour it had only b-
un to form. The f ifth United
tales Artillery, commanded bv Ool.
John Hamilton, and the Engineer
Corps, took their position in fiont
of Secretary Whitney's house at
Viftv.aiDtlth atrOAl anrl UNlit ...mi a
J I. -" nw.vuw UW 11.11 -M I1V111,
a few minutes after 0 o'clock, 5ext
came the Old Guard, who stood near
thn rarrlaoM In wailina fnr PrulHanf
Cleveland and the members of hla
uaotnetto leave Secretary Whitney'!
residence, where they had spent the
! V 1 T il . . ix l . . ...
niguu i rompiiy at iu o ciocx me i resi
dent, acoompauied by Sacretary of
State Bayard, descended the steps and
entered an open carriage. They were
followed by Secretary of the Navy
Whitney, Postmaster General Vila",
Secretary of tbe Interior Lamar.Prlvate
Secretary Lamont, Rear Admiral Lnee
and staff and Maj. Whipple. Tbe Old
Gusrd preceded the carriage,
and at 10:15 o'clock commenced
the march down Fifth avenue.
Both aides of the avenue were
crowded with people, who waved
their ha'a ana applauded loud
ly aa the President's carriage passed.
On all the aide streets from Central
Park down to the reviewing tand, on
Twenty-fourth street, the different
military and civio organiritions were
formed. The carriages containing tho
Presidont and Cabinet ware fol
lowed by a battalion of 250 police.
The United States Naval Bn'gtde
came next, with the Engineer Corps,
which consisted of 260 men. Tbe
Si4Pnn.il R.ioiiimnt ?fljtlmial ftiaila
of the State of New Ywrk then fell
into line, tigettier with a detachment
nt MaftM.-rhlicefia vnlnntupr militia
These wero followed by tha Seventh,
Eighth, Twelfth, Eleventh and First
regiments, and the Fiench societies
miillhfmilff L'ifi) man 'I In Dnunrnnri
of McRsachnsettK, Maine, Vermont,
Connecticut, Khodo Ilaud, New Jer
sey, New York, Maryland and th-ir
' ) aaaBavaa)Maaj
etifla, together with the Uuited States
Judgrs, en'ered carriages at tbe
Windsor Hotel and fell into line be
hind the French asacia'.iona. After
these followed diviltns made np of
mayors and cfiiciala from various
cities, .visiting policemen ae.d firemen,
veterans of 1812, Grand Army pnets,
civic Boc'eties, the Volunteer Fire
men's Association, Kuights of Ptiias
of Indiana, nuinberi ig 250 men, Odd
Fellows ead o:her orgai.ationa.
reached tve reviewing s'ar.datMad
isoa Square a' 10 o'clock. He was
greeted wi'.h heaity chee'H ai be
drove down the avenue end drew
up in front e,f the etand. Secre
tarv Eayard rode in the carriege
with him. After tbe President bad
taken hia place on the reviewing
stand tbe mem herd of the French del
egation were presented to hiaa. Mtst
of the apace in the stand was received
for the French gufsts. They were
beaded by M. Bartholdi, Count de
Levsaps, Admiral J au res, Oen. Pelisier,
Col. de Pusy, M. B got, Col. D'Elous
t edat and Lieut. Villeger. The French
delegation was in charge of Capt.
Ferdinand Le.vy, Cant. Schiilin?,Lieut.
Wai 'z and Col. Collins Among other
d Btiuguiebed guests on the reviewing
stand were Gen. Sheridan and bis
rtaff, Col. 81 eiidan, Col. Kellogg and
Ool. Blunt, Gov. llill.sccouipanied by
L'eutenaot Governor Jonea and his
ttdfl; JudgeB Brown and Benedict, of
the Soprerr.e Ciiirt.acd Gen. Rufua
Ingalls. The crowd in Madison Squire
whiiithe Pieidott reached tve review
ing st.nel was v 8', the ei Jos' roe sweie
che ked with humanity, and Broadway
wrs clogged w th vrhxlos aud street
card above und below tho intersection
of the line tf ninveh. When Govern
or Hill mounttjd the j bifoan there
wera cheer', hut when Baithold', the
sculptor, nppe reJ, and was easily
recognized hy the m bs, who bad teen
h s portrait o i pr giammes acd iu t oe
illustrated paper'-, a shout went up
from those n'arer-t the stand. Tue
cry of "Bartholin, Bartholdi," w.s
then caught up on both th reviewing
and grand s'r.nels; the crowds on the
avenue curbing?, up and down, heard
the nanno and pissed it to the people
ia the Park ard bHo etreets, until the
heavy air wa? hsken with a mar of
cheering tint muat have gladdened
the heart of the Aleatian, who bow:d
and bowed his acknowledgments.
And then in camasee, driven to the
rear of the ftnnel, came Tre ident
Cleveland and his patty. Instantly
be was rerojinizad end main tbe
crowds (hook the welkin with (heir
Bhonts and from the bonne tops ard
windows of ti e near by hotels enme
shouts and the sounds of clapping
hands to swell tho rear cf Bound that
like a wave liro-.e over the Park and
flowed down the B.ieets end a'ong tbe
avenue where, in the misty dis ance
north, the trappings aud pomp of the
head of the colnni was Been just mov
ing on its c iiree. The Signal Service
opnratjr of the Twenty-uiuhth street
station nifvio known the fact to the
throngs hy a waving flag, and the
prt-esure iiicr-asod towaid the avenue
and the people became packed more
cl .s.dy, if ii were possible.
President C'evoland was presented
with three hand. ome baskets of flow
ers, the gifts of young ladies fn the city.
As the various military aud civic or
ganizations paused they saluted by
dropping their colore, and tbe Presi
dent responded by lifting his hat.
Nearly every band in passing played
the "MaraeillaiBe" the French na
tional hymn. Aseoon as tho piocss
sion bad passed President Cleveland
and party wore driven to the North
river" ami wero takeu on hovel the
Despatch. tin reaching Mail street,
to tue north ot tha pa-tolhije, the pro
ceasion tumoil tow.ird Park row, and
then merclied diwn again toward
Broadway. This was done in order to
pus under the magnificent arch of
evergteens, flagu aid mottoes erect d
infrorjtofthe World budding. It was
just about noon when the column
reached this point. The Tribune, Sun,
Timet, Mail and Exprett and other
newspupar buildings were all taste.
fu'ly dacor.ited, bs were tho buildings
generally in tho lotver part of the
town, the fronts of some of the im
menro structures heie being alm'st
hidden from view. The music tht
was p'ayed while the officials and
gueets wero a-sambling on Bid
low's Island was followed by a
signal gun that announced the
beginning of the ceremonies. Praye r
wai offered hy tbe Rev. Dr. Richard
Siorrs, and Count Ferdinand de Lea
sers then delivered an address on be
half of the Franco-American Union.
Senator Evarts next made the presen
tation addrees.
Mb. Pbbbident The scene upon
which this vast assemblage ia collect
ed displays a transaction in haman
affairs which finds no precedent on
record in the past, nor in the long
future we may feel assured will it
ever confront its counterpart or
parallel. How on we fitly Lame in
woidi the sentiments, the motives,
the emotions which have filled and
moved the hearts and minds of two
great nations in the birth of the noble
conception1, the grand embodiment,
the complete execution of this stu
pendous monument, now unveiled to
the admiring gazt of men and em
blazoned in the coronation of the
finished work with the plaudits of the
world T What ornaments of speech,
what eloquence of human voice, what
costly gilts, gold, frankincense and
myrrh of our heart' tribute, can we
bring to the celebration of
this consummate triumph of
genius, of skill, of labor, which
speaks today acd will (peak
fotever tbe thoughts, tbe feeling', the
friendships of these, two populous,
powerful and free Republics, knt
together in their pride and joy at
their own established freedom and in
their hops and purpose that tho glad
light of liber y (hall enlighten the
world? The genius, the courage, the
devotion of spirit, the Indomitable
will of the great sculptor, Bartholdi,
whose well earned fame juslifiel the
trust committed to him, together
wrought out in stubborn brass and
iron the artif-t'a dream, the a ry con
ception of his mind, the shapely
sculpture of his cunning band, till
here it stands upon its firm base, as if
a natural playmate of the e'ements,
fearing no harm from all the wind
that blow. As with the French peo
p'e, so with our own, the whole means
for the greatexpinditures of the woik
have come from the free contributions
of tbe people themselves, and thns
the common people of both nations
may justly poiot to a greater,
a nobler monument in and of
the hiatory of progress and welfare
ef the human race than emperor,
kings or governments have ever raised.
The statue on the 4th of July, 18S4,
In TarlB.was drliv.rjd to nnd accented
bv the srovernuieut by the authority of
the Presidont of the United SUies,
delegated to and e x?catjd by Minister
Moiton. loday, in the tame of the
ct zoos of the United States, Who
have romp oted tue pudental and
raised thereon the e'a'.ue and of the
voluntary ennui tee who have ex
cutedjihe.willol theirfellow citT.en,
I declare, in your presence, and in the
presence of tuose difetinguidhed guests
from France, and of this aigmt as
semblage of the honorable and honored
men of our land, and of this countless
multitude, that this pedestal and the
united work cf the two republics ia
completed and surrendered to the care
andkeepitg of the government and
the people of the Unite d Shv.op.
At the couc'usioQ of Senator Eva'tf'g
speech the sign d wns given and the
veil wps witbdiawn fr..m the Lice of
the atatne amidtt the booming of can
tons and the shrieking of whist'es
from the hundreds of steamers and
o'her craft anchored ariuud the
is' and. This iodescrihable ovatioa
continued for fully half an hoar.
Senator Evarta then, when the firinu
ard hooting iub3ided, introduced
Geover Cleveland, President of the
Uuited S'ate?, who, in accepting the
statue, said:
The people of the United Statts ac
cept with gratitude from, their breth
ren of the French Republic ihegraad
and complete work of art we here in
augurate. The token of the affection
and consideration of the people of
France demonstrates tbe kinship of
Republics and conveys to us tbe ae
suiance tha', in our effoits to com
mend to mankind the excellence of a
government resting upon popular will,
we etill have beyond the American
continent a s'eadfust ally. We are
not heie toda to bow before the rD
resentatiou of a fierce a'id warlik-s
G.id, filled with wrath and vengeacce,
but we joyously contemplate im.t'jad
onr owe deity keeping watch and ward
brfoio the open gatjs of Amer ca, and
greiter than ail that havo been
celebrated in ancient Troy. Instead
of gr sping in her baud t'eundttbolts
of t'-rror aad of death, eho hotels aloft
the liilit which illuminates tho wr y
to nan's enfranchisomont. Wa will
not forget that Liberty has here made
her home, cor shall her choson altar
bs neglected. Willing votaries will
constantly keep alivo i s fires aad
these shall gleam upon the shores of
our sister Republic iu the Eist. Re
fljcting tbeiics and joii.ed with an
swering ray a, a 8 ream ol light shall
pie i ce the da k lies s of ignorn e and
ma:. 'a oppresfion, until Liberty en
lightens th world."
.After President Cleveland came M.
A. LsFaivre, Miniater Plei.iprtsntiF.ry,
who spoke as the representa ive of too
Republic cf Fj ance. Ho said: In the
presence of so impoeiug ap asit-mhly,
and as a prelude to a ceremony which
cocBoliditss the secular friendship of
two great nations, it is an honor and h
h-arry pleinuro to me to pretent you,
in the i.a'i.e of the French Govern
ment and of the entire French
nation, the tinc'H o and warm is
suraace of spmyathetic part;clpation.
The inaugnra ion of today is
one of splendor, with solemn
and impresaivd import, for it is one
of those which form an epoch in his
tory. This colossal Statue of Liberty,
moulded by a great attitt, would ai.y
whete attract attention and deference.
But here on American soil it e vine an
special significance, ey mb ili.ing the
existence and development of your
nation during more than 1C0 yaws.
To ub, Americans and Frenchman,
liberty is not only a common doctrine,
it is also a family, tie. From tho
alliance between the two ni.tion3
sprang forth the most d ;z
7,'iuj manifdstat'on of its expansion
nd radiance through tbe universe.
It will be au eternal honor to Fiance
to h-ive StConded the eflort rf your
heroii-m, ar.d to have understood in
tho first dawn thn pnhlime prospects
which wera promisftd to mankind by
your genoroua ardor.. This Bjuibol,
which wa inaugurate today, is rot a
mere allegory pledgo of a fra
ternal union batween the - two
greatest Republics in the world;
it is greeted simultaneously by more
then 100.000,00.) of fr emeu who ten
der friendly hands to each other across
the ocean. Among the tliou aneln of
Europeans who aie daily conveyed to
these hospitable shores, no one will
pass before this glorious emblem with
out immediately perceiving its moral
greatnes', end without greeting it
with resp-ct and thankfulness.
There wee more mus e by Gilmore's
Twenty-second Regiment Bind, and
then Chauncey M. Depew delivered
the cjmmomorativa address.
We dedicate this statue to the friend
ship of natio&s and the peace of the
world. The spirit of liberty embraces
all races in common brotherhood, it
voices in all languages tbe same needs
and aspirations. Tho full power of its
expansive and progressive influence
cannot bs reached until wars cease,
armies are di banded, and interna
tional disputes are settled by lawful
tribunals and the principles of justiea.
Then the people of every cation, sa
eare from invasion, and free from tha
burden and menace of great arma
ments, can calm'y and dispassionately
promote their own happiness and pros
perity. The marvellous development
and progress of this Republic ia due to
the fact that in rigidly adhering to the
advice of Washington for absolute
neatrality and non interferenct in tbe
politics and policies of other govern
ments we have avoided the necessity
of depleting onr industries to
feed oar armtea of tax
ing and impoverishing onr
resourcj-s lo carry on war, and of limit
ing onr libsrtiea to concentrate power
in our government. Our great civil
atrife, with all its expenditure of blood
and treasure, was a terrible sacrifice
for freedom. The results areao im
measurably great that by comparison
the eo t is insignificant. The develop
ment of liberty was impossible whi e
sha was shackled to the slave. The
divine thought which entrusted
ts the conquered the full measure of
home rule and accorded to them an
equal share of imperial power was the
Inspiration of Gad. With sublime
trust it left to liberty the elevation of
the freedmen to political rights and
the converaion of the rebel to pa riotio
cit'ienihip. The raya from this torch
illuminate a centnry of nnb oken
friendship between Francs and the
United States. Peace audita oppor
tunities for material progress and tbe
expansion of popular libsrtiea sends
from here a fruitful and noble lesson
to all the world. It will teach tha peo
ple of all coantries that in curbing the
ambitious aad dynas ic purposes of
princes aad privileged claeses, and ia
cultivating the brotherhood of man,
lie tbe true road to their enfranchise
ment The friendship of individuals,
their unseifisb devotion to each other,
their willingness to die in each others
stead, are the moat tender and touch
ing of human records. They are tbe
inspiration of youth and the solace of
age, but nothing is bo beautiful and
aubiime is two great peoples of alien
race aud language transmitting down
the ages a love begotten in gratitude,
and a rangUieniog as they incease in
power and a similute in t'oeir institu
tions and liberii'-. The French al
liance whi h enhblcd us to win our
independenci) is the romance of hiB
loiy. It overciine iooprobabiii.ies im
possible ici fiction, aud its results eur
pass the d: earns of imagination. Tne
mrist despotic of King', ur
roundedby the r most exclusive
of feudal aristocrat?, sending
ieeta and armies officered by
the sdorjs of the prnudeet of nobili
ties to fight for subjects in revolt and
the liberties of the common people, is
a paradox beyond the power of mere
ho mm energy to have wrought or
solved. The mirch of this mtd leva!
chivalry ncrois our State", refp"Cting
persons and property as sold ers never
had b fore, never taking an apple nnr
torching a fence rail without per-'
mission and paymeot, treating the
ranged c ntineoUls as if they wesie
knights in arunr and of nobie an
cestry, captivating our graodmotbera
by tnoir gallantry and our grand
fa hersby their courage, remains un
equalled in tbe pootry of war.
At the centuries roll by and in the
fullness of time the rays of Liberty's
torch are tha beason lights of the
world, the central nichea ia the
earth's pantheon of freedom will be
filled by the figures if Washington
and Lafayette. The story of this young
French noble's hfe is the history of
the time which made possible this
statue and his spirit is the very soul
of this celebration.
Here the speaker gave a brief bi
ographical sketch of Lafayette, of
b s chivalric resolve to aid the col
onies in their great etruggle against
Great Britain ; of the obstacle which
he overcome in order to make
tenders of his service to Washington,
and added: "It is idle no to specu
late whether our fathers muld bave
succeed d without the French a'
liauc. The struggle wonld undoubt
edly havo been iuflailely prolonged,
and probably compromised. But the
alliance assured onr triumph, and La
favette securrd tbe alliance. Tbe
ft.bled arcosies of aucient nnd
the armajfiS and fleets of
modern times were commonplace voy
acp, corn pared with the mitsion en
shrined in this inspired boy." Mr.
De-Pew nextgve a brilliaot and elo
quent resume if the events of the
revolutionary war, snbseqiv-nt to the
erriv.'.l of Lafayette; tha friendship
which epiang up between him and
Washington, tha eurrender of Bur-g-yse,
Lafayette's return on leuve of
abEence to France, bringing beck the
army of Rocbambeau and 1 113 flet of
D'Grrsese, and continued as follows:
"The flower of the young aristocracy
of Fiance in their b illiant uniform,
end tho farmers and frontiersmen of
America in their faded continentals,
by a common hapt sm of b!o-d, be
came bruthnrs in the knighthood cf
liberty. With emulous eagerness to
he first in at tbe death, while they
shared the glory, they s'.ormed the re
doub's at Yirktown and compelled
the earreneJer of Cornwallis and his
army. While lb s pract'c illy ended
the War; it strength m-d the alliance
and cemented the friendbio between
the two great peoples. The mutual
confidence auu chivalric courtesy
which cbaract-rized their rVatlons Laj
no like example in inter.-ational com
ity. When an officer of G?n. Car ton,
the British commender in chief, cine
to headquarters with an effer of peace
and independence if the Americans
would renounce the French alliance,
Washington refused .o receive him;
Congrats spurned Carlton's secretary
bearing a like mecfafte and the Stales,
led by Maryland, denounced all who
entertained propositions of peaca
wi ich were not approved by Franca
as puhl'c enemies. And p?aoe end in
dependence meant prorperiiyand hsp
phiess to a people in the vry depths
of poverty and despdr? France, on
the oths r hind, though eoreiy pressed
for money, ea d, in the romantic spirit
which permeated this wonderful
union: 'Of tbe 27,01.0,000 livrea we
have leaned y u, we forgive you
0,000.000 as a gut of friendship, and
when with years thrra comes prosper
ity you cau pav the balance with
iuterrtt ' The fight for liberty ia
Ame'icu wis w.m. IiB future here
wes thr-a oned with bat one dagger,
the s avory e f the negro. The soul of
Lsfaye t, p.tiiflad hy battle and
suffering, siw tha iiuoueistoticy and
the peril, ard he returned to this
country to pie id v.ith StAte legis'a
turea and with Congress for the libera
tion of what he tairad '.My brethren,
the blacks.' But now the lOOy-aia'
war for liberty in Fiance was to begin.
America was its inepiration, Lafayttts
its apostle, and the returning Fiench
army its enresirie-s Then at the
trees by day and in the balls by
night, at Mt. Vernon, Lafayette gath
ered from Washington the gospel of
freedom. It was to sustain and guide
him in after years agiinat temptations
of power aud the despair of the dun
geon. He carriod the leesons and the
grand example through ill the trials
and tr.bulations of big deeper tie
struggle and partial victory
for the enfranchisement of
bis country. Today in the gift by
one, and the acceptance by the other,
cf this colossi! siatue, the people of
the tiro countries celebrate their unity
in republican institutions, in govern
ments founded upon tbe Ameriotn
idea, and in their devotion to liberty.
Together they rejoice that its spirit
has penetrated all land and ia the
hopeful future of all peoples. The
seuiiment is sublime which moves the
people of Francs and America, the
bio d of whose fathers commingling
upon the battlefields of the revolu
tion, made possible this magniflsent
march of liberty and their own repub
lics lo commemorate the results of the
past and typify the hopes of the future
in this noble work of art. Tbe de
scendant of Lafayette, Rochambeau
and DsGrasee, who fought for ns in
ur firet struggle, and La Boutaye,
Henri Martin, DrL?s;eps and other
grand and brilliant men, whose
eloquent voicej and powerful sym
patnies were with ns in our last,
conceived the idea and it haa received
m jeatic form and expression through
the genius of Bartholdi." The orator
touched npon tbe monuments and
symbols of other aations and times,
and added: "But they were all dwarfs
in size and pigmies in r-pirit be-de
this mighty structure acd its inspiring
thought. Higher than tbe morjumei.t
in Trafa'ger Sqnare, which commemo
rates the victories of Nelson on tbe
tea; higher than the columu Ven
dome, which perpetua'es the triumphs
of Napoleon on the land; higher than
the tower of the Brooklyn bridge,
which exhibits tbe latest and grandad
results of science, invention and in
dustrial progress, this Statue of Lib
erty rises toward (he heavens to illus
trate an idea which nerved the three
hundred at Thermopvlae, and armed
the ten thousand at M arathan, which
drove Tarqsin from Rome and aimed
tbe arrow of Tell; which charged
with Cromwell and hia ironsides
and accompanied Sidney to the block ;
which filed the farmer's gn a at lex
ington and razed the bistile iu Paris;
which inspired the charters in the
cabin ef the Mayflower and the
Declaration of Independence from the
Continental Congre s."
Hs com luded as follows : "I devout
ly believe that from the uusaen mid
tae ucknown, to great souls have
come to participate in this celebration,
tho faith in wnich tiny d ed fulfilled,
the c.iuso for which ihey bat led
triumphant, the people they loved ia
the full enjoyment of riuhts for which
thy lab-ir d and fougt t and f afTered.
Tho rpirit voices of Washington and
Lsfayotte join in the glad acclaim of
France and the United States to
Liberty Ealightening the World."
"Old Hundred" was playd by the
band and tne assembly joined in
singing the doxclogy.
The ceremonies were clcssd with
the benediction pronounced by the
Rt. Rsv. Hemy Potter, D.D., Ass stant
B shop of ti e dioceco of New York.
A national falate was then fired simul
taneously by all tha b.utories in the
harbor, efl at nd ashoie. Tne pro
gramme for this evening provides for
an illumination of tho t-t-tue, with
fireworks on Bedluw'saad Governors
ielands en 1 the Battery.
A dinner in honor of the French
guests will be given et Dolmonico's by
the Chamber cf Commeice this even
ing. The Prekldrniial Parly Leave far
New York, October 28. The Presi
dent 'eft this city by a special train on
the Pennsylvania read at 5:33 this
evening. He went straight from the
festivities on Bedlow's Island on
boaid the Dispatch, in company with
Secretaries Lamar, Bayard and Whit
ney, to Adams Exe pier, and
walked to the depot, where the special
(rain was in waiting.
Warder aOooean's rat.
Thy leet on Fea and fliore,
Like one the r kic await
V hen time shall be m morel
Vt hat iledor crown thy brew?
W hat briKht dreHd ttnifel f bou,
X)i7.'liiiK the waves before
Thy edition great?
"My name ia Liberty I
From out a n ighty land
I f;ee the ancient pom,
I lift to Ood my hind;
Ky d -yin Hoftvcn'n liulit,
A pillar of lire by niniit,
At ocean' gate I eitand
Hat bend the knoe.
"Tlie dnrk Earth lay in Ieen.
Her children crouched forlern,
Ere on the western et-ep
I Piirang to hicht, rnborn;
Then what a joyous gh'iut
Tho quie-kenod lpndfl gave out,
And all the ohoir of morn
bung anthems deep.
"Bonoath yon firmament."
The New World to the Old
fly sword and eun mons tent,
My skjey flair unrolled ;
The Old Wor d's hands renew
Their strength; the form yn viow
Came Iroui a living mould
Iu glory bli.-nt.
"Oh yo. whote broken spsrs
Tell of tho storms ye met,
Enter I there are no bars
Across your pnlhway sot;
Enter at treeilom's porch.
For you 1 lilt mytorcbS,
For you my coronet
Is rayed with stars.
"Hut re Uat hither draw
To detsdcrate my fxc,
Nor yet have held in awe
Tho justice that makes free
Avauiil, ye darkling hroodl
By right my house bath stead;
Alv name is Liberty,
My throne is Law."
0 wnnderfal and bright.
Immortal Freedom, hail I
Front, in thy fiery ought,
The midnight nnd the galo;
Undaunted on ihis blue
liuiird well thy el-vel ing pUco;
Till the 'a-l sun grow pal a
Let the-e be Light!
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