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Dedication of Monun
West Virginia So
They Were Erected by the Stati
and Fidelity of Her Sons t
that Awful Conflict?The
Seventh Infantry, First ar
tery C?Monument to the '
and Most Conspicuous?Int
Address of Governor Atkir
or r* i t
tone oiteicn?woveraor j
Description of the Monut
West Virginia Commands
ous Battle.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. f
GETTYSBURG, Pa.. Sept. 28.?Be- 1
nesth a cloudless sky, and in the pres- '
cdco of ihe Second West Virginia rcg- ;
Iment of volunteers, many cftitens, and i
survivors of the commands honored, the 1
four monuments erected on this battle (
field by thft state of West Virginia in I
honor of her *cns who fought and fell 1
on the Union side in this battle, were |
dedicated in fitting manner, and turned ]
over to the care and keeping of the j
United State# battlo Held commis- ]
Governor Ge* irgc W. Atkinson and
party arrived at 9 o'clock, and one hour
later chey were joined by Governor
Hastings, of Pennsylvania, and a few
members of his staff. At 11 o'clock the
march was taken up for Bast Cemetery
hill, the site of the Seventh Infantry
monument, and the scene of the day's
exercises. Company A, of the Second
West Virginia regiment, acted as a special
escort for the veterans, who trapped
along In perfect form, carrying the
colors of the Seventh Infantry an'd First
and Third Cavalry regiments, now almost
In tatters, and of priceless value
to the men who fought under and for
them. Then came Governors Atkinson
and Hastings, on foot, in democratic
fashion, followed by the members of
their staffs. In uniform.
After them came th?? regimental band.
ana me regiment, unuer v-umnmuu ui
Col. D. T. K Casteel, marching In fine
nunner. and earning merited applause.
On East Cemetery Hill the regiment
was drawn up In front of the rostrum,
and remained standing and uncovered,
tvhile the band played "America."
Prof. Thomas C. Miller, principal of the
preparatory department of the West
Virginia University, presided.- The* inv?-cjtlon
was offered by the Itcv, Alfred
E. Fletcljer, of Fairmont, W. Va.
In presenting Governor Atkinson,
Prof. Miller referred to the two civilisation
of Plymouth Rock and Jamestown,
They were never further apart and yet l
in closer contact than on July 2, 1S63. (
Now they are closer and more united <
than ever. A Confederate captain comes I
I,day to greet his son, a lieutenant In 1
the Second regiment. ^
Govrrtiur Atklitnon'* 8p?*ch,
Governor Atkinson delivered mn ex- j
cellent oratldn, which vu frequently *
applauded. He ?aid:
My countrymen, we come to-day to
pay homage to the heroes of West Virginia.
who gave u-p their Uvea upon this
historic battlefield. Here In this city
of the dead, under the shadows of thes?
trees where shot and- shell once rained
Hke hall, the state of West Virginia has
erected these monuments we now consecrate
to the memories of those whose
bone* are quietly reposing beneath the
Kvard upon which the feet of living and i
loving friends are standing1 now. The
state, by this mark of respect to a
splendid manhood, honors Itself. No
pranlte or marble shaft, no tomb of anient
or modern splendor, and no play
of genius Immortal can adorn the
memories of the soldiers who sleep upon
the slop of Gettysburg. Their deeds
are their monuments which will keep
their names enshrined in the hearts of
patriotic mer? and women, that will endure
for generations after the letters
upon these granite roeka shall he dimmed
by the rust ar.d dust of the years
which in God's good time shall come
and go. The fidelity of the unswerving
pntrlotllsm of these dead soldiers, the
unsullied, characters they bore, niul
thrir undaunted courage, have written
their names In enduring characters
upon the brightest pages of Immortal
Those soldiers, my friends, were a
type of that merlin* manhood which
brought Virginia ami the nation. They
wore a noble representative of the typo
of men who won this, the foremost battle
.if our times and of all times. A nation
Is not made by constitutions, or
law*, or systems, or classes, or creeds,
it is mado by men?man of intelligence,
"f courage. ??f industry, of loyalty to
principle, of patriotism, of morals and
of love. These constitute a state.
Th<??e are the element? In men that
tnake a government and bring death1'm
glory to its history. The men who
'-*P ?lK?n these slopes to-day, where
li UthW* k'.sH thf sun and the
gentle winds *lng lullaby* unceasing,
ar. -he sort of men who make governnts
and nattona that cannot be
v r? ked.hy internal shocks or external
hut win endure through coming
K- l? lallnn'i I Iff.
nn this blood-red fleld of Oettyaburg
th?* noli'ier* of the Union held and kept
I r.<-y 17 mo iinuui. n mr, i?i?r nci
that muFt unlock tho Immortal destiny
tn the acor.? yet to come. They mood
It; the forefront of the nation'*
Uf" and enveloped irv ft atonn of
'It" nr.j dcntfi. fulfilled ft mlithty I
?! -tiny. <ir, this *lad day and In y
tlil.- splendid presence, these dead h?i'"s
live rtffftln. On the moat horole
Pup-- of hlf'.ory they breath** and move
nnd live, 'They an- Immortal In the ]
deep splendor of the flat? that is rrlmror.
d with their blood." They nre lnnirnate
in the heart* of our Went Virginia
people whose home* icraer our
fc:Middna and mountain) crest*, rockrlbbed
and lowering In the sunlight.
Ay. nry countrymen, they will live
down through the centuries while hlstor>
in-tx, nnd until mew cease to
honor valor, which will never l?e while
mp?: iir.rl women live who reverence patriotism.
manhood. cotirnKe and loyalty
to principle and the rlicht.
These tlni'f. my fellow citizen*, In
which we live are lively time*. Men
K" recognition for what they do and
are. A nurprlaa like Dewey'*, a viei
lents in Memory of
Idiers who Fell
5 to Commemorate the Valor
vho went Down to Death In
Four Memorials Honor the
id Third Cavalry and BatUloody
Seventh" the Largest
eresting Exercises?Eloquent
lson?General Appleton's His.7
J Cl-U
nasiuigs auo uiau ^ iucuu
nents?The Record of the
that Took Part in the Fama
lory l!)ce Schley's and Shafter't and
Wheeler's, and a daring deed like Bobion's
arc noted by all the people and
Jue credit it given to one and aU.
Men now do not have to scramble for
the honors Justly due them, as it was
n the times of yore. If a patriot wins
l victory or scuttles a ship, the masses
Jllmb over one another to honor him
'or hit deed of vaJor or the victory ht
win*. It was not so at Solairris or Thei>
nopylae or Platea or Trafaigar, but it
s so now; and It It right that It is thus.
[ rejoice that now-a-days our soldiers
tnd sailors receive duo credit for what
;hey do. and they do not have to wait
in til they are dead to have their
Stvenib West Virginia Monument.
>raises sung. Fresh flower* are strewn
ilong their pathway while they live,
ind are not srrewn alone upon their
gT&ve? after they are gone. Thin is
right?forever right. These soldiers
ivhose memories we honor to*day
'ought, bled and died for principle, and
>ur spirit o! Justice teaches us to perpetuate
their memories by granite
shafts, and by words of commendation
which the people ought to heed.
ThcSolUirr ot '01
The soldier of 1861 was the Ideal soliier
of history. On more than one occasion
I have done, as best I could, full
Justice to the men of all ranks who
participated In that fratricidal conflict,
rhere clusters around them a halo of
-nduring light. There is something In
he men who heard the guns at Sum,er
in their enormous reverberations,
md appreciated In some measure the
errible importance of the awful shock,
ind hastened to accept the gage of war
ind meet the shock of battle. They did
jot enquire the rate of ^compensation
>r what pensions they were to receive.
rhey ahouldered their muskets aa
he men at Lexington and Concord
houldered theirs, and marched with a
jurpose and determination as heroic ax 1
vere the sacrifices' of the men at Valley '
forge and Yorktown and Bunker 11111.
VVJth our flag preserved, our country 1
inlted, men liberated and God hon- !
>red, thin Imperial nation will never
pa*? to cherish the memories of these '
It Is not great wraith, It In not so- '
sailed royal blood; It is not learning or J
Ulcla] position that makes true man- '
Hmr Vi??w^>loiinment. ^ (
hood. It 1s a life of noble deedi, of ,
rue merit, of un*elflwh devotion to the
ineeen Mini to family nnd home, and t\
valk nnd conveinntion void of ofTeniM
hat conatllute true worth. Them? sol
Hern po5neflAed many. If not nil of them*
virtue#, nnd that I* why we add our
tribute* to their worth. They nre no ,,
longer among the living, but our loan,
we tru/'t, hue been their guln. They
e?t from their labor*. They have gonn
;o renp the reward of those, who, while
ivlng. loved their country nnd their 1
fellow men. With auch all muat be \\
vrII. not only In thin mortal life, but In 1
he higher and nobler life beyond the
C?*tina?l ?n Matla r***, j{
In WuMai|lam-Pnaiti>?nt RcpnhlUftm
VUlU.f Tk?r?~?r. and ?n Seott K?tartmlH
???Ur H>IM on tt>. Pollllul
Special Dlipatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept. S8.~
Qulte & number of prominent West Virginians
are In town this evening, among
them Representative A. O. Dayton, who
came In to look after aome matters In I
the departments. Others here are: W.
M. O. Dawson, secretary of state; Col.
T. B. Gould, of Tucker countr: Collector
A. B. White, of Pnrkersburg; C. F.
Teter, at Phlllppl, chairman of the Second
district Republican committee; Mr.
? T -? -m t1?1 ll?n. T.iAtw*. D tX !
?UBO UUVB, UL tlUCCIIUBi ?uubv ... u.
Freer, the popular leader of Republican
forces lo the Fourth district; Mr. Ar- '
nold C. Scherr, of Qrant county; Mr. T.
E. Huston, of the Third district, and
State Senator Garrett, of Wayne county.
Moat of the foregoing and several other
distinguished citizens were enter-1
talned this evening at an Informal dinner
by Hon. N. B. Scott and Mrs. Scott,
at th^ir home on K street.
Judge Freer left at S o'clock to fill a 1
political engagement
The West Virginia Republican Association
held a meeting this evenlng.whlch
was largely attended. Among those
preient by Invitation were: Hon. N. B. |
8cott, Mr. W. L. Cole, Dr. D. B. Henderaon,
Mr. Dayton. Mr. Dawaon. Mr. |
White, Mr. Teter, Mr. Huston, Hon. I
George M. Bowers, flah commissioner.
Senator Garrett, Mr. A. B. Smith, of
Martlnaburg; Judge C. F. Scott, Mr.
Tracy U Jefferlea, General Van H. flukey*
and others. Addressee were made
respectively by Messrs. A. O. Dayton
and A. B. White and X. B. Scott, each
speaking briefly of the aspects of the
campaign. The prospects for Republican
success this fall were shown to be
excellent, and there waa great enthusiasm,
each speaker being applauded
most vigorously.
Senator Elklna Is In the city to remain
but a few days. 2n an Interview,
to-day the Senator spoke most hopefully
of tJje political situation In West
Virginia. He cltcd the fact that business
was never better, the farmers were
getting better prices for their products
than they have received in years, and
prosperity appears upon all hands,
brought about by a Republican policy,
all combined to render Republican rule
desirable, and he confidently predicted
the return of the Republican candidate
rrom eicn const cBaiu<<a? uiauiw ? < >>>?
election of a Republican legislature.
Qovtrnor Alkluauis Appoint*. da,r Arlb
Oburvtnet in th? SeUoola of the fltnte.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va, Sept. 28.?
Governor George W. Atkinson has insued
the following proclamation:
It being proposed to signalize the participation
of the Unlteu states In the
Paris Exposition of 1900 by the erection
in Paris1 In tho name of the youth
of the United States, of a monument to
General La Fayette, the same to be
unveiled nnd- dedicated July Fourth,
United States Day, at the Exposition;
And it'being proposed that the means
necessary for the building of such a
memorial shall be secured by popular
contributions from the people of America,
through the agency of the schools
and--colleges of the United States;
And to the end that the benefits of
this work may fall largely to our children
and young people, In the attraction
of their minds to a study of the great
historical characters and events of the
early days of oiir Republic, I, George
W. Atkinson, governor of the state of
West Virginia, do designate October
19, 1898, as La. Fayette Lay in all the
schools of this state, public, private
and parochial, and that u portion of.
that day be devoted to exercises appropriate
to the occasion and the story of
our struggle for libertr told anew to
our children.
Done at the city of Charleston, this
27th day of September, A. D. 1898, and
In the thirty-fifth year of the state.
By the governor:?
Secretary of State.
OpeningSettlon?A<filrr?ars of Nrii Allen,
of Wheeling? Memorial Kxrrcluf,
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON. W. Va, Sept 28.?
Mrs. N. R. C. Morrow, of Fairmont,called
the sixteenth annual state convention
of the Woman's Christian Temperunco
Union to order here this morning.
\fter devotiosal exercises Mrs. Allen, of
Wheeling, talked very entertainingly to
Ihe convention. The president then appointed
the usual committees.
Miss Lena McWhorter, of Buckhannon,
read the report of the executive
committee. Dr. Comstock, of the West
Virginia home society for orphan chllIren
delivered an Interesting address.
In the report of the corresponding
lecretary, Mrs. Belle C. Harmlson, of
Fairmont, a flattering showing was
made. The afternoon session was demoted
to memorial services h? honor of
Miss Frances E. Wlllard, General Neal
Dow, and West Virginia comrades.
Mrs. Dr. Jerome Raymond will deliver
in address to-morrow evening, and on
Friday evening xne nessiun win uivw,
ifter a lecture by Hon. John G.Woolley,
.he great platform orator of Chicago.
To Kxtanri Town Until* ami Bonds for
Ohio V*ll?r Collrgn.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
RA/VENSWOOD, W. Va., Sept. 2S.?
At a special election held to-day the
propositions to extend the corporate
Limits and to vote bonds for the Ohio
Valley CoHeg? carried almost unanimously.
The extension Increases the
population to 2,0c<. The bonds are
voted upon consideration that the
Methodist Protestant and United Breth*
ren conferences raise a sum equal to
that voted by the town. Ex-Superintendent
of School* Virgil A. 1*0wis, Is
president of tho Institution. Havenswood
Is an Ideal college town, and wus
selected from many competitors.
Widow of Wall-Known Manmhoalman,
Special Dispatch to tho Intolllfcenoor.
BTEUDBNVIL.LB, U., Kept. S3.?jura.
Kllwibeth Hawkins McOarty, widow of
the late- Captain Alfred McCarty, who
rvn* a well-known old-time a tea mboa tman,
died here this uCtvrnoon, aged ivevsnty
t'ttetmt tin'lie at P???, tit.
PAN A,' III., 8?*x>t. tt.-Slrlklnic union
cool minora and Imported negrroea engaged
In a pitched battle In the main
atreet at thla city to-nlffht. Several
hundred ahot* were exchanged.
No one was wounded In the rank* of
the union men. The negroea w*re driven
from the city to their atockndt'B, carrying
with them, it lw believed, n number
of wounded comrade*. One of the nojroea
la reported to hove died noon after
reaching t'he atockude. Dcaultory firing
continue* at midnight in the vicinity of
the ftnckjtdi* 4
OIU and Croker arc V ery Likely
to Lock Horna
Over the Action of th? CttwalttN on
CndastlftU, Which* IfipprtvMl, Won Id
GIt* tha Hermit of Wolftrt'i BniI Control
of the VntltaU Camnal (too-Silver
man at War?Being RafaMd a Hearing
Thwy Have galacted a lula Ticket Which
thojr wilt Pit In tli* Field, RiaflrMlag
the Chicago Plot form?Tit* Sltaatlaa, to
Mf the Laait) la Chaotic.
' - - -- ? ? an ML. I
SYRACUSE, N. Zii oepu to.? iu?
chaotic condition of the delegation! to
the atate Democratic contention at
midnight vu accentuated by a conteit
precipitated by the action of the committee
ott credential In confirming the
ilttlng delegation! In the three dlatrlcta
of Erie and aeatlnf the oonteeting delegate!
In the first and third of Monroe.
Thla action, If approved, would probably
give control of the next etate committee
to ex-Senator Hill, and at mld[
flight to-night It waa alleged that Mr.
j Croker and Tammany would fight the
adoption of the report on the floor of
the convention to-morrow.
The only thing decided Anally upon
to-night and not (Object to change tomorrow
Is that there will not be any
mention either of the Chicago national
nutfnrm nr df silver. l<one before the
platform committee met there were in;
dlcations that this was so.
I In the convention Delegate J. L.
I Pierce, of Monroe, offered a resolution
j endorsing the Chicago platform, but
i was not allowed to speak upon It, and it
was rot read.
I SUU later in the day the silver adherents
applied to the committee on resolutions
<o put In a plank of indorsement,
but met with refusal. The result of all
, this was a meeting of a number of the
silver men. and the selection of a state
ticket whjch they claim they will put in
the field If they are not recognised. The
i proposed ticket is:
For governor?William Clark, of Oswego;
lieutenant governor, Charles B.
Matthews, of Erie; secretary of state.A.
, C. Fiske, of New York; comptroller,
Levi S. Lewis, of Albany; state treasurer,
John G. Boyd, of New York; attorney
general, A. D. Wales, of Broome;
state engineer, Martin Schenck, of
Together with their newly made slate
of candidates, thpy also have a v y
raHtra AS Dm mi
unci fldtivilll ?. >? _
nent planks:
"Reaffirmation of the Chicago platform;
abolition of tolls for traveling on
the public highways; all state revenues
to be derived from the succession or Inheritance
tax; opposition to the proposed
amendment to the state constitution
proposing biennial sessions of the
legislature by dlreot legislation"
Matts fa Convention at Syracnae?Temporary
Orcanlutlou Effeottd-Fm Sltvar|(i*t
Mat Upon.
N. Y., Sept. 28.?The Democratic state
convention met here at no??n to-day, absolutely
without a slate or programme,
other than the temporary organisation
agreed upon in the state committee last
night. It is In many respects the most
remarkable political convention ever before
held. Never before has the prominent
leaders of the Democracy appeared
.,?,j __ ??
in convention ami i-unsuucu a* tv
programme without result.
Richard Croker, David B. Hill. Senator
Murphy and Senator McCarren,
representing Hugh McLaughlin, have
had frequent conferences, hut no agreement
has been reached an to candidates.
These conferences have been conducted
on apparently friendly lines, and under
the leadrship of Senator Murphy there Is
an evident disposition for harmony, but
upon what lines it Is difficult to determine.
Absolutely nothing Is known of
the different proportions discussed, but
there are rumors of all kinds. Because
of the delay In reaching: any agreement
it Is generally believed that there is
trouble of some sort, and many think
that a fight will develop in the convention.
The leaders, however, confidently
nreert that all differences will be settled
during: the day, and a complete understanding
reached before to-morrow
morning, when the actual work of the
convention will begin.
The crowd gathered hero Is the largest
ever seen at a state convention. The
great convention hall Is thronged. Tammany
haw 2,000 men present.
The silver adherents are well represented
here. They have had numerous
conferences, the results of whloh have
been conveyed to the party leaders.
Their demands hav?? m?t as yet been
formally prenented, but it Is understood
that they will demand some place upon
the ticket for one of their representatives,
probably Wilbur F. Porter, the
party's candidate for governor two years
Pi-rtkni- ontnrnd the conven
Hon hull hn appearance cauaed a tremendoua
demonstration. A few mlnutea
later Mayor MeGuIre, of Syracuae.
entered, and lie was al?o urseted with
cheers, eapeclally from the gallery.
Senator Murphy nlro wa? liberally
At 11:32 Elliott P. Dnnforth appeared
upon the platform, and wa? greeted
with a area! outburst of applauae. Ho
announced that the Mate committee had
directed him to present a* the temporary
officers of the convention the Hon.
George 1!. Palmer, of Schoharie, aa
chairman, and1 aa secretaries Calvin J.
llu'leon. Thomaa E. Benedict. Frank P.
Hulette and Clark Day.
NliTtriin Ml I'pOIti
At the close of Chairman Palmer'*
speech tho roll was called, and at Its
completion Delegate J. C. Pierce, of
Rochester, sent to the pint form a resolution
which he asked to have read.
Chairman Palmar announced that the
resolution Milch had been sent to tho
,chair should he referred to the committ^e
on resolutions when appointed. Mr.
Pierce walked down the center aisle,
'loudly demanding that the resolution be
"That Is a resolution to Instruct tho
'committee on resolutions," ho said, "and
'now Is the proper time for It to be road."
Chairman Palmer announced that his
decotfon was tho resolution should be
referred to the committee on resolution*
'and directed the cl?>rk to proceed with
I the reading of other resolutions for tho
appointment of COittmlttetf.
The resolution which Mr. Pierce dei
aired read waa ils follows:
"I move that when the commnttee on
resolutions la appointed that they are
I Instructs tn engraft In ttitlr resolutions
I a plank reaffirming the Chicago piat;
form of 1JM." a
Mr. Pit/be Is one of the contesting
delegate* from Monroe county, and It U
Improbable that he will be gtren another
opportunity to preeent his notion.
When the delegations from each senatorial
district had been advised to send F
to the secretary the name of their rep- tl
resentatlve on each of the committee*
on credentials, resolutions and perm anent
organisation, a recess was taken 8
until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. si
PolMS or riatform. 1
After the convention adjourned the n
committee on permanent organisation
selected Frederick C. Schraube, of Lewv la
Is county, as permanent chairman of C
the convention, and decided to make u
the other temporary offlcer* of the convention
The committee on resolutions went n
Into session at S o'clock. Col. BnokweH, h
ohMirman- of the resolutions 00m- ,
mttree. Is a pronounced Mtver man, and a
m the chairman of the last Democratic
state convention, wMch at Buffalo
endorsed the Chicago platform. tl
TIM platform't valient points at >,
agreed upon up to midnight and liable ,
to little change, an: _
The Republican admtnlftratlon Ju?t 5
ok) ting will be arraigned for It* extrar- "
agance of the people'* money. The y
working of the Ralne* lair is condemned.
The Republican party will be or- v
ralgned for protecting1 monopUea and J
trusts. The national' treatment of the ?
soldier* la proclaimed against. The ?
Democratic party wa* Justly proud of a
the bravery of our (oMIer* and proud
the war has ended with (lory to our H
people, but In the hour of victory the V
people are compelled to bow their head* pi
In dlwrace and humiliation over the Ui
treatment of the (oldler*, due to the In- ti
competence of hearHew government of- t
fleer*. There hod been promise* to la- ]|
vestlgate, but theT* wu only one way
and that was to turn the officer* down p
and out and let the Democrat* do the ->
Investigating. tl
A plank In the platform to which the
framer* attach great Importance a* a *
wvwpun mi U.TC n^iuiiov wi.
Is one (hat declares again* candidate* *
who swear oft their taxes. .
- h
*'ir J?rwf Democrat! Nominate. a)
TRENTON, N. J., Set 28,-Alvin W. *
Crane, of Newark, was nominated for *
governor on the first ballot Senator W.
D. Paly, of Hudson, was his nearest
competitor. There waA a fight in the 01
convention on a motion to Insert In the 1"
platform a specific endorsement of the ?
Chcago platform of 18fl?. The motion V|
waa defeated by a decisive vote. tt
From His Tomr of Impaction?Gratified v<
with Condition of Camps* tl
WASHINGTON, t*vL 28.?Secretary
Alger has returned to Washington. He **
cam^ to the war department immetJl- *
ately after brealcfast and was soon be- jj
sieged by a number of persona who had tl
been waiting for his return. The secre- P>
tary looks much Improved by his trip, Jj
although it was filled with hard work ^
after he left Detroit tc
T a?** >ia rrn?i\t* a. \?i*rbal r#t>ort to the
I>re5ident on the Inspection of the army J1
camps, which he had Just concluded. ,'
He was occupied wk.. the President for
two and a half hours. During the Interview
Secretary LonjreJfiflTover from
the navy department and Joined the __
party In the cabinet room. 11
On leavlnff the white house Secretary
Afcer said he w/w much gratified with
the conditions of the camps generally. p(
He refrained from specifically charging .
exaggeration of conditions of camp life, 11
but said the results of the trip of Inspection
were quite satisfactory. He w
had visited, he said, every one of the
camps, the hospitals and the sick. He ai
was gratified especially to And the men 01
In the hospitals steadily improving and ?1
that there wero so many convalescents at
where the odd* against them from their ft
maladies had been great. Most of the v<
men in the hospitals, he said, were in p
good spirits, cheerful and happy and a,
brightly looking forward' to the time j0
when they would be well again. pi
In & general way the camps were kept ai
satisfactorily, but there were, he con- #.
ceded, points which might have been
Improved upon, citing particularly the .
unsatisfactory condition of the sinks at ;;
some place*. JJi
At Jacksonville, he said. the reports 11
seemed to show a fairly large propor- aI
tlon of sick, but he said this percentage
was to be accounted for by the fact that 11
the sick of all the regiments departing
and mustered out were In that camp. tl
"The main trouble I found," said Sec- et
retary Alger, "was perhaps the lack of T
caro the troops took of themselves. tm
This was one of the great difficulties en- ai
countered. Tents outside the camps b<
conducted by private enterprise proved a'
too tempting for the soldiers and the re- a:
suits of Improper and Injudicious eat- S|
Ing soon manifested themselves ln? the te
general condition of the men. These n<
were things which sometimes could not
be helped and where there was a most tv
rigid discipline along these lines the Im- o)
proved state of atralre was evident." *
The secretary said the reforms or
changes which might result from hie 01
inspection would be dlscus?ed later. ec
SwwplDf fiftrylblni Brfor* It In Coin- P
r?do-Ur|? Knmbfri of Cattle Rtrmd. 0<
DEJTVER. Col., Sept IS.?A prairie fa
fire probably started by a spark from a Bi
locomotive, haa burned over thousands
of acres of graslrtg lands between Klo*
wa and Dijon creeka In Morgan county th
and destroyed thousands of tons of hoy.
Ranchman W. C. Miller and hi# wife
and child had a narrow escape from bj
being burned to death. The woman and
child were badly burned. I
Had It not been for the prompt work
of the railroad men and others at Coro- *
na. the town would have been entirely Rl
destroyed. Going toward the approach' at
Ing Ore for a mile, back flres were start- At
ed and In this manner the danger avert"
ed. Thovjsnndn of head of cattle are
threatened with destruction by the for- P*
eft fires. In Eagle county, where the
flames seem to be spreading more rap- ca
idly than In other sections of the state. so
ranch property hns been burned and the ar
farmer* with <helr stock have been try- di
ln*r to set out of the path of the fires
for a week past. Si
One large bunch of about R.000 head of -ca
cattle. Is now entirely surrounded by dl
Are and there is txv chance for them to .ht
escape. The report came from Deputy m
Oame Warden Slaughter, who directed co
hi* letter two days ago. It Is probable ui
that they have been destroyed by this ca
time. Dispatched from various points In nc
the fore.?t Are belt indicate that the fires
are spreading and that unless some* th
thing Is done to check their further Ct
progress the loss will be almost beyond (In
computation. As It I* now. some mln- ;
Ing camps are threatened with destruc- .e\
tlon and many ranches an* doomed. rr<
At Hed CHIT, the fires are within ten pc
miles of the town and cltltens are or*
ganlxlnn to fight their advance. A dls- ai
patch states that it Is feared that the ar
little mining settlement at Holy Cross, ca
near Red Cliff, has been destroyed.
Communication is cut off, the mall car- tt<
tier being unable to get through. . v<
Iter a Laac IIU?? lb* SMUcaUliM
Daauctml ul MalMM Wmll Ami
T?t?r4ay Afltmmp ?f IIU Oi
DEDHAM. Ilia., Sept jiii.?Tbomae
B*yan3 died at hilt-p??<j*r o'slaak
tils afternoon, at Ki|fa<jK_"ttie ram;
ur residence of hit daaAter, Hrd
amue] D. Warren, illar IDioa of
.x weeks. HU death w?a without pain,
[la wife, hl? twtPdaufhMMInh War.
(n and Mlea Florence Bayard?end bla
Jn, Thomas F? Jr., M? hlei draw bla
nt breath, and hit thlhl daurhtf r, the
ounteaa Laurenbaupt, ?**# her it ay
The remalne win be cadvnMn) Dela are,
and the funeral itiwfa 'irlll be
Id Saturday, In <t|t oW Swedish
lurch, at Wilmington. |
Therm** Francis Bayard wa? ? d languished
member of an (ntlmat famlSince
long before tb* r?volatlon?ry
ar time* the Bayards h?r? Men conilcuouj
la the country* hiatory > palot*
and atateamen, and in any acilred
national fame 01 ]atUitTbamaa
Francis riirarl Was born In
rlimlngt<in, Del., October it IC, and
?a a younger son. Hating | liking for
1 father's profession, that of Jaw. ha
;carae a student with that nd In vie#,
id was admitted to thfe baSlD ISM.
When the war of the r*b^lioa began
r. Bayard was pursuinghi* profession.
'Ith the first mutterlajjl lit war the
sople of Wilmington set about estabihlng
means of selt-protectlan. A mllliry
company' was organised ,and
homas P. Bayard >u (IcOiad Its first
;utemnt. In June, 1*. the amouB I
?act meeting ot cltl*eos Wis field at
over, and Lieutenant 8syard "wds one
' the principal speakers HrtBtaounced
te war. and his remarks on that occaon
have been quoted (a Urcjf years* as
i argument against his a vA/lability as
presidential candidate '
Meanwhile Mr flayard's popularity In
Is native state kept growi?i?'.tvpidty.
id in 1888 he was elected to saeceed his
ither In the United sttUftJMaie, ana
at subsequently twice re-elected.
Almost at the outset of UBpnatorlal
ireer Mr. Bayard tok a leadtoc ponluon
i the Democratic side Ha ms active
i the discussion* coneeral?#Oe prestsntlal
election of 1876. tnd was an adocate
and subsequentlt l* i|Biber of
le electoral oommlsslon 5-,
In the Democratic cnnrentieo of 1U4.
. which Mr Cleveland waa nominated,
tr Bsyard received the out largest
rte to the successful candidate on the
vo ballots which were UkCB
A* soon ss the natlnatl elaotlon of
(St waa positively known- Mr Bayard
a* the flrst Democrat!? Usmain InIted
to consult with Prwidmt Cleveind,
and It was generally ikaderetood
tat he was .the (lr*t man offered a
lace In the new cabinet?aqpretary of
ate. This he flnslly accepted. At the
Off of Mr Cleveland'* administration
r Bayard returned to private life, and
i his legal profession . j S
In March. 1893. Mr HayafV was apjlnted
ambasaador to the court nf at
amee, and served during Mr. Clevend's
second term.
[Mdi Hi Plwt a Purl*
Jo.irn?l R-llaWJ
PAWS. Sept. 21?The Spited Btatea
Nice commission went tato aeaaion at
. o'clock this morning. , "' % \
The Gaulols says: "In spit* of the
lystery surrounding the matter, we
re able, from a hljrh aouitfjglpflve an
ltllne of the position of boftjj) commlaone.
While the AmerteftJ^liave Inructlons
which are more precise than
lose of the Spaniard!, then, te a dierslty
of opinion in rtftrtl to the
bilippines. Senator Gray las very ar:nt
Democrat, and. ronstQnfiBtly. benga
to the party whlchr repudiate exinslon.
He opposes all mtonexatlon,
itd hie opinion. therefoittVJHMIJy dlrs
from that of the othd* tm 0Ommlsonere.
some of whom would be connt
with a coaling station an the Phllfpines,
possibly Cavlte, whim others,
*e Senator Davis, advnctJiAe.fcjinexJon
of the whole archipelago."
The Gaulois, however, belAvea that
le Americans, by mutual ttraBsslons,
111 come to an agreement,- Mid that
ley will be largely Influenced by Gen al
Merritt'a reports on thrisltbatlon.
he instructions to the SpeiUah comlission.
still aecordinj to th* Gaulois,
e, briefly, to hold out and make the
?st terms possible. >radrl& la well
s*are. It appears, that the conferences,
t the best, only have to tuease the
janish people, and the otrirnopes enrtained
nre that the American*} trill
>t abune the situation too mvch. Popar
sentiment In Spain, It it added,
links it better to abandon the Philipne
islands than to ke?p thfm under
mdtione rendering them ungovernaDurlnir
the afternoon the American
immiMioners assisted nt their flrsrt foral
function In France, their reception
<he minister of foreign affairs, M.
The minister of forelfm affairs at 12:30
clock p. m. to-morrow will give brealc*t
nt the foreign office to tlM United
talcs and Spanish commMmn, thus
lng-lnp them together for the first
me. The session of the ttafted States
mmlscton to-day did not result In anyJhm
Kolnm r*J 1'an nnf /ai> nuKllnarUn
f Spsnlah TrMpt i? Nrt? Rleo
Throngh HQ VnfnrtanM* NlMakr.
.?Word has reached h?re that a Porto
lean residing at Aguad?I!& near Marrues,
asked protection of both the
merlcan and Spanish troops against
>preda<lona by outlaw*, which It was
edlcted would occur.
In respond* to his request the A merlin
authorities ?ent to his realdence two
Idlers of a Kentucky regiment, who
rived there Sunday tvenlfcg after
The resident had not notified the
>anlards that he had requests* Amorlm
protection and some 8psnlah solera
who had been eent to guard h!?
>use. arriving after the Americans.
Istook the latter for outlaws. In the
nfURlon resulting the Spaniards fired,
lfortunatcljr kllllm* one of the Amerl,ns.
The name of the dead sSldler has
>t yet-been ascertained.
J ne mciueni ? Kroaur refr#uea oy
>e Hpanlnrds. The ol4 or the R?*<]
Ota aocletv was procure fat the dyK
An Informal mretlnn of th? American
n emotion commlntlon wa? Jleld tliti
urnlng, but noihln* of InttrtM or Imirtanro
tv.'i* done.
The epnnl?rd? arc ofrerlnf ?t public
k"tlon Urite quantities of army rations
id other irovemment proptfiv, which
nnot be taken home n lth them.
It may be expectod <h*t th* etuCTianr>
of the Island will bo completed
Ty shortly.
Ex-Comptroller Eckels on Cori
poratlon* and Their Right*.
Oa tk* Mi e* Ou mimw OMMeO*
Hoi of W||| H?y Ulglrtl Crtlt<Mlw
JUktag lliimii ta?|ufa
ud Baaln to Mm Wket mm > ?* ? mmm
Appltmmtm UwOiilwHtBl Ow At<Un-Tk?fti*kt
Tnlnif t?OwXqu<l>mitillWi
Oyeialtoae bjOiOM Umwu
CHICAOO, Sept Et^ObtnjrtwOw
lima H. Bckele epoke to the *W? Xaeuranoe
Pndemillen' AtoodaWen t?d*r,
Me topio beta*: "The ouumigH
rreat ttttereete." He said In-parti
"Tim commercial woM la thia dlar of
miMitvi competition rotj net inqnqh
wir be criUoised tor lie demand that
theioeoranoeoompanr eadthabankda
business apon such a mania of charge
for service rendered that both moat CD
beyond (ha pale ot bustnaes tafetr and
undertake dubious and donfctful experiments
M order to gain dividend* for
shareholder*. There to no legerdemain
In corporate business methods br which
bad financiering In Individual management
becomes good In the corporate.
And therefor* when the man at coo|
merce exacts of the Insurance oompany
and the bank payment for ths privilege
of transacting his insurance and banking
business for hlm,instead of evidencing
a willingness to par for the fame,
he Introduces methods which are contrary
to ail the roles that he would. 1( a
safe man, applr to ths conduct of his
own affairs.
"The business of banking and of In--?''?
?Aiiirht not (n b* an
experimental bualneM tod to the extent
that the commercial world aid* and
a beta those who would make It such, It
threaten* It* own cood and create* uncertainty
whore certainty abould prevail.
I can conceive of nothing woru
than the establishing of bank* and Insurance
companies without retard to
the commercial need Cor their exlatance,
bat solely tor the purpose of giving
place and (alary to thoae who are to officer
them. The trade and commerce of
any community can properly aupport ao
many and rio more, and whenever that
number guaged by commercial need*, la
filled, all beyond muat Inevitably end In
low to the atookholdert and disturbance
to the community. The law of tha
survival of the fitteat may work out tha
problem, but the proceia ol evolution I*
a lone and extensive one, and In thla
day and generation ought not to tie ao
frequently Invoked.
corporation! ta OuhmL
"I have no special plea to make for
corporations, whether banking, Insurance
or railway, except the plea that
the publlo abould rem ember that the
owners of them all are Individual citizens,
who cannot be made to loae their
Individual Identity or rights by corporate
association. The publlo readily,
grants tha private Individual every
right of. property within his Immediate
control, but that right is not unfrequently
denied him aa applied to tha
corporate property In which be poasesses
an ownership. The exaction of fee*
and taxea by the publlo through law
governing rates, aa applied to many
corporations, are over and beyond those
taken from the private Individual with
interest* of a like character and equal
"The exercise of the taxing power a*
exempnneu in mmc, wumj anu Ui?wv
lpal matters In this country co-day, mar
well challenge the attention . of every
thoughtful citlsen. The country finds
Its property in the vast majority of Instances
subject to the tax levies of those
who have the least amount of It to be
affected by the rate, and Its revenue
disbursed by those who hare contributed
little or nothing thereto. The consequence
of such condition Is Inequality
and recklessness upon the one hand aod
extravagance and waste upon the other.
The publio-ts without benefit through
such a course, while the quosl-pubiio
corporations drawn roost largely upon,
are crippled hi their ability to give to
the publlo the full purpose of their cree
uon. Ana yet k i? ovjnnw idh wiporate
powers (hall not enter the arena
of politics and undertake to exercls* an
influence at the colli In order to aeeara
protection tor property, which, tboogh
held In order to secure proteoMoo for
property, which though held in the corporate
name, ! nonetheless the property
of the associated private individual*,
Owffht to IUt?1k?ir Kignu.
Wkhta the lines of fairness, honestr
and law, there can he no proper objection
to any corporation whether It be
an Insurance, bank or railway one, insisting
through Its owners, everywhere
upon having every right that Is Its due,
and undoing every wrong. It la the failure
by the owners to enter protest
against aaaaulta on such corporations,
on the platform. In legislative hall, and
through the columos of the press, that
has encouraged demagogy, Introduced
a new kind of party politics and
made possible the long seasons ot unrest
and discontent which at reourrlnc
periods have como upon ue to disturb
the countnr and threaten business prosperity.
No corporation proper!*- conducted
need apologise for Its existence
nor deny It* members through an unwholesome
supposed public sentiment
the right to demand a treatment based
upon the suns conditions at the bands
of law makers and public officers, aa Is
accorded private Interests. The Insurance
Interests, the bank Interests, the
railway Interests are all promotive and
not destructive ot public and private
good and the crippling of them by
public act or by private denunciation
entails lose upon a body ot eltlmens,
measured In numbers only by the
sphere of their Influence and the circle
of their operations.
The tendency from the rational legislation
hall down, through all the grade*
of the common council, Is to supervise
all business undertaking* whether private
or quasi-public, throuKh legislative
enactment. The "be It enacted" reaches
everywhere, and the man In authority1
lays his hnnd upon every enterprise
.-.ml undertake* to direct the ooursc of
Its conduct
Weather Perseait for To-day.
For West Virginia, western pennsytva
nla and Onto, fair, followed bjr Increasing
cloudlneaa; warmer; frenh aouth to aouthoast
Local Ttmpfralarr.
The temperature yesterday aa obearveA
:by C. Schnept, druggist. corncr Market
nnd Fourteenth streets. waa aa follows:
'? a. m 5111 p. m...?........ 71
19 a. & j 7 n. m 71
12 m....... 711 .Weather?Clear.

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