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The Divine Pl'r,
Lift thy heart, erring one! Jesus hath pity,
And theu in His ear thy sad story may
Unchanged since the days, by Samaria's
When, footsore and weary, He sat by the
Hapless and fallen, thine heart hath grown
Exposed to the storm of the cold passer-by;
Rnt: a tender One watches thy wanderings
His heart of Jove melts at the penitent's
Hark to His loving voice tenderly calling,?
O weary and wandering one, hasten and
For soon will the shadows of evening be falling,
And leave thee forsaken and far from thy
Leave far behind thee this vain world'a
At best they are hollow?they weary and
Unfading the pleasures, immortal the treasures
Awaiting the blest in the regions of joy!
The Power of Truth.
A striking illustration of the power of
truth is seen in the following narrative related
by Pastor Fleidner, Spain: "One of our
Spanish colporteurs sold a Bible some time
ago, and the priest rushed up to a man who
had bought it, exclaiming, 'These heretical
books shall never come into this village,'
snatched it out of his hand, tore it, and
threw it on the ground. The colporteur was
stoned and driven out of the village. Some
weeks after, being obliged to pass through
the village again, he hoped to do so unobserved,
but almost immediately was
reeogni2ed. 'Are you the man that
sells Bibles?1 be was asked,
and on replying 'Yes,' instead of an
anfrrv outburst, he received the invitation, |
'Well, then, come into our village; we want
your books.' The explanation of thischanged
manner was that the village grocer, having
wrapped up bis goods in the pages of the
torn Bible which had come into his hands,
the people read these beautiful histories,
which tfcey had never read before, und then
asked God to send the man back to them. Not
only did he sell all the Bibles he had with
him but they made him stay with them two
or three days to give them instruction.?
"l?o .Admiration too Profound."
The late Dr. Prime, in copying the following
words of Bryant, said of this passagein
the value of its testimony, in the beauty
of its expression, and its evangelical spirit,
it was never excelled in the same number of
lines by any uninspired man:
"This character, of which Christ was the
perfect model, is in itself so attractive, so
'altogether lovely,' that I cannot describe in
language the admiration with which I regard
it; nor can I express the gratitude I feel for
the dispensation which bestowed that example
on mankind, for the truths which l e
taught and the sufferings he endured for our
Bakes. I tremble to think what the world
Ka wif.hAnf. Tlim TnVfl. nwflr thfl
blessing of the advent of his life and the
blessings purchased by his death, in what an
abyss of guilt would man have been left! It
would seem to be biotting the sun out of the
heaveDS?to leave our system of worlds in
chaos, frost and darkness.
"In my view of the life, the teachings, the
labors, and the sufferings of the blessed
Jesus, there can be no admiration too profound,
no love of which the human heart is
capable, too warm, no gratitude too earnest
and deep of which He i3 justly the object. It
is with sorrow that my love for Him is so
cold, and my gratitude so inadequate. It is
with sorrow that I see ary attempt to put
? aside His teachings as a delusion, to turn
men's eyes from his example, to meet with
doubt and denial the ttory of his life. For
my part, if I thought that the religion of
skepticism were to gather strength and prevail
and become the dominant view of uiankind,
I should despair of the fatfc of mankind
in the years that are to come."
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8rt tbe Clock night.
In one of the daily papers there lately appeared
a story of a colored man who came
to a watchmaker and gave him the two hands
of a clock, saying:
"I want yer to fix up dese ban's. Dey jess
doan keep no mo' kerec' time for mo' den six
'Where is the clock?" answered the watch
"Oat at de house on Injun Creek."
"But I must have the clock."
"Didn't I tell ver dar's nuffin de matter
wid de clock 'ceptin' de ban's and I done
brought 'em to you. You jtss want de clock
so you can tinker wid it and charge me a big
price. Gimme back dem ban's." And so
Saying, he went off to find Borne reasonable
'' "Foolish as be was, his action was very like
that of those who try to regulate taej? con duct
without being made right on the inside.
They go wrong, but refuse to believe that
the trouble is in their hearts. They are sure
that it is not the clock, but the hands that
are out of order. They know no more of the
need of a change in their spiritual condition
than tbe poor regro did the works of his
clock. They are unwilling to give them'
selves over into the hands of the graat artificer,
who will set their works right, so
that they may keep time with the great
clock of the universe, and no long?r attempt
to set themselves according to the
incorrect time of the world. And their
reason for not putting themselves into the
nanas 01 tno JLora it very similar tu ma
reason the colored man gave. They are
afraid the price will be too great They
say: " We only wish to avoid this or that bad
habit." But the great clockmaker says: "I
cannot regulate the hands unless I have the
clock. J must have the clock. "?[The Sower.
6krlatlaal<7 la X>lf? After a Pattern.
Is not the dominant thought of the church,
today, absorbed in the construction of the
Christian phonograph, in moving women
?nH men to the iteration of Christian dootrine
and experience? Far be it from us to
disparage effort in this line! But does it net
need balancing) Does it not present to the
' general mind a stinted and arbitrary
standard of Christianity? We want the
Christian phonograph, but we want Christian
life more. Is it clearly before the
church, in its biblical fcore, what it is and
what it means to be a Christian? Ask somebody
; ask several who have been long in the
church, what it is to be a Christian. You
will be surprised at the respon?e. Christianity
is life, after the incarnated pattern.
We have it in an unmistakable object lesson
as Jesus lived it. We may differ in our
theories, but that life can tell us, when
clearly apprehended, but one story. To be
a Christian is just to reproduce that
life in spirit, purpose and influence
in so far as it is possible to the h uman.
Practically, to be a Christian, having aocepted
Cnrist as Lord and Master, is just to
be loyal to him wherever he has placed us.
It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of
UnnSG, TO enuettvur pasuauo jjcvpiw w
believe in the Christ, to profess him and
? confess bim; but there are many phases of
loyalty to Christ not less obligatory
and noble. All pubi c Christian effort,
whether bumble or exalted, is influenced by
a mixture of motives which will not always
bear the critical test. There enters in the
love of applause, the desire to be known as
good and doing good. Many a public
peaker, even for the cause of good morals
and for Christianity, would not want all
his true inwardness analyzed. Our loyalty
to Christ is put to deeper tests, than to speak
for him, and in such tests God's elect appear.
Ah, there are so many of them! How we
would like you to see all of them; but this is
impossible at this writing. Look then, at
some of them in whose glory we most delight?[Zion'a
The Internal Revenue Bureau has decided
that a druggist may keep spirits and wine
for use in combination with drugs in tbe
preparation of medicines that are not beverages,withrut
paying a special tax as a liquor
dealer, but he cannot sell these liquors even
on a physician's prescription without first
securing a license.
Native drinks prepared by the Kaffirs ot
Southern Africa are exceedingly intoxicating.
In tbe native churches of all denominaftAnfl
nativa 1 o a/] <*v nmVitr\
uivua, uu iiaui to Jw uuuiiuw;u uv xuciuucioui^
unless he solemnly promises to abstain from
Kaffir beer. Its manufacture is punished by
special legislation.
The Grant Club of Chicago?a social organization?has
voted to exclude the sale and
drinking of intoxicants from its rooms.
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The Duke of Marlborough Weds
a Wealthy Widow.
The Ceremony Performed in New
York by Mayor Hewitt,
At 1 o'clock the other afternoon Mrs. Lily
Warren Hamersley, of New York, the
wealthy and beautiful widow of Louis C.
Hamersley, whose father left him a fortune
escimateu at gu.uuu.uw, was marrieu uy
Mayor Hewitt in the New York City Hall
to George Charles Spencer Churchill, Duke
of Marlborough, who had met her in this
country just before his departure for England
last November. The marriage was no
surprise, for it had been announced, but its
celebration at the City Hall was a surprise
and unusual interruption of the daily labors
of the Mayor and the reporters. A
Metropolitan piper describes the wedding
as follows: The Duke reached the City Hall
at about 1 p. m., accompanied by Leonard
W. Jerome, the father-in-law of his brother,
Lord Randolph Churchill. He wore a dark
business suit, and, as he entered the Mayor's
office, carried a silk hat in his ungloved
hand. His dark hair was carefully brushed
from his forehead, revealing an inclination
to baldness in front. A tasteful
white hydrangea ornamented the left
I lapel of his coat. Henry Clews, Creighton
Webb, Arthur Leary, Ward McAllister, Dr.
Walter R. Gillette, Robert Sewell and Mr.
Beckwith soon followed the bridegroom.
While awaiting the bride and her friends,
Speaker Carlisle, with Congressman Mo
Millin. of Tennessee, and Congressman C impbell,
of this city, called to pay their respects
to the Mayor, who introduced them to the
Duke and "his party, and they remaiued to
witness the ceremony.
Mrs. Hamersley was accompanied by Mrs.
Nicholas Fish, Mrs. Eugene Cruder and her
mother, Miss McAllister, and Mr. and Mrs.
Frederic Spedden. The bride is a tall and
handsomo woman of fchirtv-four. of the
blonde type, and bore herself with calmness
and a dignity that well became her. She
wore a richly-made brown walking suit of
tricot, with passementerie trimming, and a
bonnet of tfre same co'or. At her waist
nestled a bunch of lilies of the valley. The
other ladies wero attired in attractive walking
After a few preliminaries, the Mayor performed
the short and official ceremony,
which made Mrs. Hammersley the Duchess
of Marlborough. It was supplemented by
the bridegroom placing a plain ring of
gold, which he took from his own finder,
upon the third finger of the bride's left hand.
Having pronounced the pair man and wife,
Mr. Hewitt said:
"With your Grace's permission, having exercised
the royal prerogative of making an
American lady a Duchess, I will now exercise
the Mayor's prerogative of being the first
to kiss the bride.*' And without waiting for
the Duke to reply Mr. Hewitt congratulated
the new member of the English nobility and
gave her a hearty kiss. The friends of the
bride and bridegroom then offered their congratulations,
in which they were joined by
the Congressmen. The party left the hall by
going through the Court House corridors
and took their carriages.
Upon leaving the City Hall the bride and
bridegroom and their invited guests entered
their carriages and were driven uptown. The j
Duke and Duchess went to the home of Ward i
McAllister, where they held an informal re- t
ception for half an hour. They then drove j
to the bride's house, No. 257 Fifth avenue, j
where the second ceremony was performed '
by the Rev. Dr. D. C. Potter. The witnesses
and gueste at the previous marriage were
present at the religious ceremony.
The Duke of Marlborough is in point of
rank the tenth in tha United Kingdom. He
is forty-five years of age. While still the
Marquis of Blandford and before succeeding
t. his present title he was married and divorced
from his first wife. He had a son by
that marriage, who will be the heir to the
dukedom. The Duke's income at present is
said to be about ?20,000 a year. On his ancestral
estate, B!enheim, "the first Duke of
Marlborough expended over a million pounds.
Mrs. Hamersley was MisS Lillie Price, of
Troy. Her father was a commodore in the
United States Navy. Sho was married to
Louis Hamersley in 1879. Four years afterward
her father-in-law died, leaving her
husband the entire fortune, estimated at
$7,003,000. Four months later he died. He
left his wife a life-interest in the entire estate,
an income estimated at $150,000 tt year.
The wiil directed her to distributa the money
among various charities at her death
unless a male heir was born to his cousin, J.
Hooker Hamersley, who married Mis?
Chrisholm recently. This will was unsuccessfully
contested "although an appeal is still
On the day after the wedding, the newly
married pair sanea ior n,ngiana, wnsre mey
will take up their residence at Blenheim, the
splendid country seat of the Marlborouglia.
Four Cases in the State Within
Twenty-four Hours.
A mob at Minneapolis, Kan., took Chubb
McCarthy, murderer of Mike Dorsey, from
jail early the other morning and hanged him
to a tree. This was the last of four lynchings
in the State within twenty-four hours.
The others were Wallace Mitchell, who was
strung to a telegraph pole at Syracuse,
and John Risbee and Wyley Lee, negroes,
who died together at Chetopa. The State
law in Kansas in relation to capital punishment
is a peculiar one. According to
the statutes, a person convicted of
murder in the first degree is sent to
the penitentiary for one year, and at
the expiration of the period is liable to be
hanged at any time the Governor sees fit to
sign the death warrant. JNo Governor has !
ever signed a warrant under such circumstances,
and as a result there are fifty-four
murderers under sentence of death in the
State prison.
About two weelt3 a?o Waslace Mitchell assassinated
a man and boy at Syracuse He
escaped to Co'orado, but was captured and
brought back. He confessed his crime with
coolness and deliberation. This so enraged
the citizens thaj they took "Wallace from
the officers, and, dragging him half dead
to the scene of his crime, hanged him to the
cross beam of a telegraph pole and riddled his
limp body with bullets. The news spread
from village to village and town to town,
throughout the State, and the sentiment of
the commonwealth seemed to be that lynch
law was the only remedy at hand.
At Minneapolis Chubb McCarthy was in
jail awaiting the action of the Grand Jurv.
His crime had been most fiendish, and he
had been caught in the very act. There
was no question about his guilt, and
no circumstances tending to extenuate
the crime. At midnight an armed band
numbering 200 silently rode into the
streets of the town. Guards were posted
at the doors of the residences of all the
officials, and the streets leading to the jail
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the doors of the prison and the jailer was
compelled to give up the keys to the culprit's
celL The murderer was taken to the bridze
crossing the Soloma River and suspended high
in the air over the swollen stream.
At the same hour at Chetopa another scene
was witnessed. John Risbee and Wyley Lee
had been arrested by the Marshal and his
deputy. In making a desperate attempt to
escape they had shot both officers. The Sheriff
captured them and held them in the City Hall
until the arrival of the train that was to carry
them to the county seat. A turbulent crowd
fathered about the hall. At 12:30 word was
rought that the deputy was dead and the
Marshal dying. A special guard had been
placed about the building. Suddenly the
electric light went out. The officers
were speedily overpowered by a
quiet but irresistible mob of 300 men.
The prisoners were dragged from under a
table, where they had crawled in a vaiu
hope of saving their wretched lives. They
begged for mercy. For a reply they were
dragged into an adjoining room, the winJau'd
mit nnrl t.h? Hnnmprl nun
placed on the sil? Ropes were fastened
to heavy timbers and around their
necks, and against the muzzles of Winchester
rifles they were ordered to jump into the
street. The strong rope was slack, and as
they tumbled from the window they fell a
distance of thirty feet, almost to the ground.
Risbee's neck was broken. Lee strangled to
death. Then the crowd dispersed. The dead
bodies hung from the ropes until 9 o'clock
next morning, when they were cut down by
the Coroner.
Sevin pirates?four Anatnifces and three
Chinese?were captured by a French gunboat
the other day in Halong Bay, and were
subsequently executed at Haiphong. To
each man a separate executioner was appointed.
Of the seven only one succeeded in
striking off the head at the first blow, all th9
others having to hack them off by a succession
of blows.
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Eastern and Middle States.
The Yale-Harvard boat race was won by
Yale, her crew beating all previous records
on the Thames.
The Republican ticket and platform were
ratified by a great and enthusiastic meeting
in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York
City. Speeches were delivered by ex-Congressman
Horr, Colonel R G. Ingersoll and
Warner Miller.
As Christian Spankins, of Lancaster,
Penii,, was jumping into a wagon a chisel
which he had in his pocket struck the wheel
and was driven into his throat, inflicting a
fatal wound.
Lizzie Hartman, of Kittanning, Penn.,
was struck by lightning and rendered deaf,
dumb and blind.
Rev. Charles H. Wheeler and wife, of
WinchendoD, Mass., were instantly killed at
State Line depot, the carriage containing
them being struck by a locomotive and
hurled 100 feet.
juhs. 12a a iiarsch,oi w imam sport, renn.,
stood on a box to look into the loft in a barn.
The box tilted leaving her suspended, and
when found, sbe was dead.
Claudius Danger, four years old, found
a pistol in his home at Harrisburg, Penn.,
and in playing with it shot himself, causing
instant death.
The Amalgamated Iron Workers of Pennsylvania
have struck against a reductioa of
wages and over 100,000 men have quit work.
President-elect Flores of Ecuador,
South America, arrived in New York a few
days since. He had been abroad two years,
effecting treaties with foreign nations, and
is now homeward bound.
Fire at Reading, Penn., destroyed the
works of the Reading Hardware Company,
entailing a loss of $350,000.
After suffering for four days the most
dreadful agony,Charles R. Fenimore.a prominentcitizen
and ex-Collector of Burlington,
county, died at his residence, near Delanco,
N. J., of hydrophobia.
South and West.
The Prohibitionists have carried Inde
pendence. Mo., the county seat of Jackson '
County, by 200 majority.
A colored boy, ten years old, at Florence,
Md., cut the throats of two children
left in his care.
The State Convention of the Union Labor
party of Iowa met at Marshalltown and nominated
a State ticket.
Peter Hronek, a Pole, aged 32, has been
banged.at St. Joseph, Mo., for the murder of
his wife.
Millions of grasshoppers have appeared
about St Paul. Minn., where the farmers
are fighting them with great vigor, a bounty
of a dollar a bushel being offered for them.
Mrs. Matthias Schriener, of Chicago,
poured kerosene oil over her husband's body
while he lay ip a stupid state of intoxication
and then set fire to his clothing, burning him
to death.
Two United States Marshals were killed
at an Indian green corn dance in Indian
Territory, while attempting to arrest a
border desperado, but not until they had
shot dead the ruffian himself.
Two deputy sheriffs got into an altsrca- i
tion on board a floating saloon at Pin'jville,
Ky., and, firing simultanejusly, they killed
5ach other and fatally wounded two bystanders.
Mrs. Ed. Cousins, colored, of Lockland,
Ohio, was awakened by her partial]^ paralyzed
husband trying to kill her. She es
:aped, but was unable to rescue their twoyear-old
child. When she returned to the
room the husband and child were both dead
with their throats cut.
Two business blocks in Brainard, Minn.,
were burned, causing a loss of $5!),000.
The cost of the National Republican Contention
at Chicago was $30,COO; of which
P7030 was for rent of the hall, $2700 for electric
lighting, and $5000 for entertaining the
National Committee.
C. C. Nelson, a banker, who has been running
the North Side Savings Bank in Atlanta,
Ga, has disappeared with the fund3
of the institution.
The collections of internal revenue during
the first eleven months of the fiscal year
snding June 30, 18S8, amounted to $114,094,759,
being $5,428,867 more than the collections
during the corresponding period of the
last fiscal year.
An invitation has been received by the
United States through the French Legation
at Washington to take part in an interna-1
tional exhibition of apparatus and processes |
for the decortication of the ramie, a textile j
plant which was introduced a few years ago
from Java. The exhibition will open at
Paris on August 15.
General Sheridan hai been conveyed in J
the United States steamer Swatara from ]
Washington to Nonquitt, Mass. A short !
stop was made at Fortress Monroe. A general
improvement in his condition was reported.
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Colonel Daniel Lamont, President
Cleveland's Private Secretary, has rented for
the summer the Weeden Cottage, at Jamestown,
Conanicut Island, R. L, and the Presibent
and Mrs. Cleveland will be his guests
during a part of the heated term.
Brigadier-General James C. Duane,
Chief of Engineers, has been placed on the
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By a strict party vote, the House Committee
on Elections has decided the California
contested election case of Sullivan against Felton
in favor of the contestant, Sullivan, and i
has reported a resolution unseating Felton.
The appointment of Judge Melville W.
Fuller to be Chief Justice has been reported
by the Senate committee, to which it was referred,
without any recommendation in the
During June the national debt was reduced
$14,429,502.44. The debt now stands:
Principal. $1,705,992,320.58: interest, $11,792,47a.
14; total, $1,817,784,793. Cash in
treasury, $029,854,099.84. V-.
Government receipts in June aggrega ted
$32,490,777, a decrease of $590,307 over the
corresponding month of last year, and the
expenditures were $1(5,643,265, an increase of
$1,683,377 over June, 2887. Receipts last
month were: Customs, $18,012,593; internal
revenue, $11,215,324; miscellaneous, $3,262,858.
A. M. DunAMEL, an official of Longouil,
Canada, has stolen (35,000 and fled.
Mr. James Lowther, Conservative, defeated
Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Gladston
ian, in the election in the Isle of Tbanet,
Patrick Baynes. a hero of .the Balaklava
charge of the Light Brigade, drowned himself
at Montreal, Canada
The Dublin (Ireland) Municipal Council
has nominated Mr. Sexton for re election as
Lord Mayor in 18S0.
The narrowest railroad gauge is said to
be twenty inches.
A South Keene (N. F.) firm has orders
from France for S9wing machines.
In Altcona, Penn., they can build a locomotive
in eighteen hours and fifty-five
Seventy-five machinists at Rochester,
N. Y., struck because the windows were
nailed down.
Nearly 4500 girls and women are em- j
nlrtworJ npnnnrl t!hrt Omaha (Neb.) minftg |
many of them at night.
The Mayor of Willow Springs, Mo., ia a
section hand on the railroad, and was elected
to his position by the workingmen.
Two farmers are the candidates of the
Union Labor Party for President and VicePresident?
Streeter and Cunningham.
Thirty cobblestone pavers employed by
the City of Breoklyn struck for $4 a day instead
of $3.50. The men have been working
eight hours a day.
The National Steamfltters's Union has
been formed. It has members in Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin
and Minnesota.
In 1861, Russia had 14,000 manufacturing
establishments, producing annually $180,000,000;
in 1881, sne had 35,160 establishments,
producing $655,003,000 yearly.
The Secretary of the London Electric
Company reports that the stokers struck
and stopped the lights because a "gratuitous
meal of roast beer was served cold instead
of hot."
The largest self-adjusting leather link belt
ever made has Just been put in place in Lawrence,
Masa It is 76 feet long, 82 inches
wide, weighs 780 pounds and it took 106,770
links to make it. ...
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Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the
Famous Battle.
Many Monuments Unveiled and a
Great Reunion of Veterans.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the battle
of "Gettysburg has been made the occasion
for the unveiling of monuments in honor of
fallen Federals and a reunion of Federal
and Confederate soldiera. The
exercises lasted four days. On the
first day the Wisconsin Memorials were
scheduled to be dedicated at 10 o'clock, A. M.,
and at this hour Revnolds Grove, on the |
battlefield, wai crowded with veterans and
their friends. Levi E. Pond, President
of the commission, transferred the monuments
to State Treasurer H. B. Harshaw,
who, owing to the unavoidable
absence of Governor Rusk, of Wisconsin,
accepted them in behalf of the State. Senator
John C. Spooner, of "Wisconsin, then followed
in an oration of forty minutes' length.
General Lucius Fairchild, of the G. A. R.
presented the monuments to the Battlefield
Memorial Association and spoke with such
fesling as to bring tears to the eyes of many
of his hearers. They were formally accepted
in the name of the association by Governor
James A- Beaver, President ex officio.
At 2 o'clock P. M. the exercises of the New
Jersey veterans were held at the brigade
monument north of Round Top. The National
Guard deployed into the woods
on the right and the Governor's salute
rang out from their guns. The First
Regiment Band opened the exercises. [
and the assembly was called to order by |
Colonel James N. Buff, Chairman of the j
Gettysburg Monument Commission of New |
Jersey. The invocation by Rev. Alanson I
R. Haine3, late chaplain of the Fifteenth j
Regiment, was followed by the unveiling of !
the brigade monument by the commission.
.Governor Robert J. Green delivered the
oration and transferred the monuments
to the Gettysburg Memorial Association,and
Governor James A. Beaver, received them
in the name of the association. Brief addresses
were then made by surviving members
of the several Now Jersey commands i
engaged at Gettysburg.
Thirteen New Jersey monuments in all J
were dedicated during the afternoon.
Prominent among the spectators was the
well-known commander of Lee's First Corps
of Confederates, Major General James Longstreet,
who remained throughout the exercises.
One of the most pleasing episodes was
the cordial greeting of Generals Sickles and
Longstreet. who came together unexpectedly
in the dining room of the Springs Hotel,
meeting for the first time since the bloody
engagement between their > two corps took
place in front of Round Top on J uly 2, 1863.
Second Day's Exercises.
The actual reunion of the veterans of the
Army of the Potomac and of the Army of
Northern Virginia began on the second day
with memorial exercises, under the charge of
the First Army Corps, on the scene of the
first day's fight. Probably one thousand I
of Lee's men were present, camp- :
ing in the tents furnished Dy the Government,
and every train that came in from the
South brought more for the great "Meeting
of Fraternization" on the following evening.
Thirty special trains, loaded with veterans,
Grand Army men and National Guardsmen,
had already arrived, and no crowd -so
vast had been seen in or about the town since
the last day of the battle.
Religious services were held in the morning
at the National Cemetery rostrum. Chaplain
Sayers delivered tha sermon. Daring the
One hundred and Forty-seventh. "Ninetyseven
th, Fifty-fourth and One Hundredth
and Nineteenth New York regiments, the
One Hundred and Fifty-first Pennsylvania,
and First Nevr Jersey Cavalry, were dedicated
by veterans of the various commands.
Reynolds's Grove was a throng of humanity
for an hour before the memorial exercises of
the First Army Conjs were begun. During
the gathering of the audience General Longstreet
was escorted to the stand and huudreas
of veterans of the blue shook hands with
him. The overcrowded stand gave way
without a moment's notice,and 500 occupants
fell several feet without any one being hurt
Promptly at 3 P. M. General E. P. Halstead,
president of the First Array Corps Association,
opened exercises and introduced
Bishop Newman, of Washington, who in a
fervid invocation gave thanks for the bravery
and heroism displayed here in the maintenance
of constitutional liberty.
General John C. Robinson, orator of the
occasion, thanked General Beaver for his
cordial welcome extended the First Army
Corps veterans, and complimented the
Keystone State on her constant and substantial
testimonials of appreciation of the
Sn.ifh fhn tror
UCUI KD X- 1 OUVi 1V? N/?U*VU) vuw ?tM vww< uv. ,
of New Hampshire, counted it one of the
most important events of his life to be
present, and alter brief remarks closed with
the expression that he should never cease to
hold in highest regard the men who had
saved this great country.
Governor i?. J. Ormsoee, of Vermont, said
he did not come here as a war Governor, but
as one who had taken part in the battle,
having had a command in Stannard's brigade
of Vermont troops.
General L. A- Grant, who in this battle
was Colonel of the Fourth Vermont Regiment
of Stannard's Brigade, considered
Pickett's charge the grandest ever made in
the world.
Judge W. G. Veasey, late colonel of the
Sixteenth Vermont Regiment of the same
brigade, paid the First Corps a compliment
by saying that not only the glory of opening
the battle belonged to tbem, but also that of
closing it, as his Drigade, which fired the_Iast
shots, was temporarily attacnea to tne iiim
Corrn. *
Tne Confederate General James Lon?street
was next introduced and received with
hearty cheers. He said he was not on the
field to witness the engagement between the
First Corps and the troops of the South. He
was glad to bo present and participate in
these exercises, for ho saw in them the development
of a sympathy such as was
born in the heart of all brave men. After
speaking of the "advantages of the Federal
position, he said that here the Southern
army met its fate, but not for want of valor,
fortitude or faith. In paying tribute to that
valor he said that. Pickett's charge had not a
parallel in the annals of war.
General Fairchild, of Wisconsin, followed |
General Longstreet, and the band started in J
on "Yankee Doodle." "Yes, twenty-five j
years have passed," said the General, "when j
you can sandwich in a Confederate and a |
Yankee between 'Dixie Land1 and 'Yankee :
Doodle.'" Then he made a witty impromptu !
speech on old and new war topics.
Other speakers were J. H. Stine, the his- |
torianof the First Corps; General Joseph
? - - J /-I -1 T T>
Dickinson ana urouciai ?/. a. !??, wm- ,
mander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the i
Republic. Bishop J. P. Newman, of the i
Methodist Church, pronounced the benedio j
Third Day's Exercises.
At an early hour the representatives of !
both of the armies, now mingling fraternally,
were on the alert in preparation for the |
events of this the most important in the cele- |
bration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of I
the great battle.
The exercises of the day were begun at I
half-past nine o'clock, when the veterans of !
the "Irish Brigade" assembled at the Catholic i
nimwti whpro a rftnniem mass for the souls !
of those who had fallen in this battle was
celebrated by Fathers Juillett and Corby.
The party then marched to their monument,
which stands at what is known ns the "loop,''
just south of the wheat field, where the exercises
of dedication were he!d. The orators of
th occasion were Generals Robert Nugent and
Dennis F. Burke, who made short addresses.
At ten o\ lock General Sickles and a number
of other gentlemen rode outtheEmmittsburg
roal on the horses of the United States
cavalry to the scene of the second day's advanced
position, where the monument of the
Excelsior Brigade, now in process of erection,
The exercises were opaned by Dr. Buckley
with prayer. Dr. Twicholl delivered the
oration, and an original poem entitled
"Excelsior" was read by Rev. Dr. Buckley.
At ten o'clock Greene's brigade, formed of
the Sixtieth, Seventy-eighth, 102d and 13?th
New York regiments, met on Culp's Hill, nt
the place where their monuments stand, and
dedicated them to their fallon comrades. The
joint monument of the Seventy-eighth and
the 102d regiments is of granite, and has on
the top the figure of a soldier on his knees
and in the act of discharging his gun over the
breastworks in front.
In addition to the > memorials there were
dedicated the monuments of the following
regiments: Battery D, First New York Artlllejy;
the Sixty-seoond New York (Anders
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son Zouaves), Srxty-fourth New York, on
tbe Second Corps line; the 149th"New York:
the Fourth New York Independent Battery
at the Devil's Den; the Eighty-sixth
New York, the Sixty-eighth Pennsylvania
(Scott Legion) on the
highest crest of the exposed ridge at the
peach orchard; the Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania;
the 145th New York; the llOtfi Pennsylvania:
the Forty-first New York Infantry;
the 105th Pennsylvania; the Sixty-third
Pennsylvania; the Fifty-second New York
on the second day's field; the Fortieth New
York; the Fifteenth New York Battery,
and the Ninth New York cavalry.
At two o'clock the corner stone of the
"Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace''
was formally laid in the presence of thousands
of people.
The most impressive scene of the eventful
day was at the National Cemetery, where
repose tne aeaa or tne contending armies who
bit the dust in the historic battle. There,
amid breathless silence, the Army of the
Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia
met, not in the angry clash of war, but
in a blessed reunion of peace and amity.
At half-past four o'clock the grand procession
moved from Centre square and passed
Anf Rulficfranf olnnrp tvIiiaU flirt L ^nrol
vuv i^aiwiuivic oui cct,a:uu^ nu;v.u tuc ji' cu^i at
troop9 retreated after the bloody struggle of
the first day, to the national cemetery. Into
this it turned and swept up the northern
avenue to the beautiful rostrum.
Here, within hearing of th9 spot where
Lincoln made his immortal speech at the
dedication of the soldiery' monument, Nov.
19, 1863, the exercises of reunion between
the blue and the gray took place. On the
rostrum the front row of chairs was occupied
by General Sickles, General Beaver,
and General Robinson (all with crutches).
General Gordon, of Georgia; Genaral
Graham, General Butterfleld and Rev. Dr.
Valentine, of the Southern Theological Seminary.
At four .minutes after five o'clock
General Robinson arose and in a few brief
words introduced General Sickles as the presiding
officer, who delivered a stirring address.
He was followed by Governor Gordon,
of Georgia.
His speech delivered to the survivors of
the two armies awoke responsive chords in
the breasts of all who heard it. At one
moment men were melted in tears, at another
they were aroused to the highest pitch of enthusiasm.
He was followed by Governor Beaver, of
Pennsylvania, who, when he hobbled on hia
crutches to the front, was received not less
enthusiastically than his predecessor.
Chaplain McCabe, of Virginia, who was to
have responded to Governor Beaver in behalf
of the Southern men, waa, owing to a railroad
delay, unable to be present, and Genera1
Hooker, of Mississippi, took his place.
Although he spoke extemporaneously his
effort was a splendid one, and closed the
exercises of the day.
Fourth Day's Exercises.
With reveille the troops were up and stir-,
ring, and all day long there was a constant j
movement of troops in and around Gettys- 1
burg, celebrating in various ways the last ;
day of the reunioa The monuments of the
Third, Thirteenth and B batteries of New ]
TT . -PlfkU \TA<n 1TO 1
i one artuiery, ruim iuis |
Forty-second and Sixty-seventh New York
and Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania infantry ]
were dedicated durin j the day.
General Russel A. Alger, of Michigan, ]
with a party arrived in the morning, ana re
inforced by the veterans of the Sixth United <
States (regular) cavalry visited the battlefield
on which they were engaged, near the
Runnells House. At two o'clock, at the reunion
of the Sixt'.i, General Alger made a
touching addresa ]
The Society of the Army of the Potomac,
escorted by all the military of the town, held
their public exercises in the cemetery during
the afternoon. They left the Springs at two t
P. M., the procession marching into town, r
Through Reynolds grove, over Seminary
Ridge and to the edge of the town the line
maintained the rout step. Thence to the *
music of the band they paraded through the ,
town to the National Cemetery. ,
Promptly at three o'clock the procession
entered the cemetery and* proceded to the '
rostrum, Colonel Gibson, the ranking officer
present, leading. I
General Robinson, of New York, arose,and i
leaning heavily on his crutches, requested i
Rev. Twitcheli, of Hartford, Conn., to open (
the day's reunion exercises with prayer. At ;
the conclusion of the invocation it was an- t
nouneed that the poet of the occasion, Geo. (
Parsons Lathrop, was unable to be present, t
but part of his poem was read by General j
Horatio C. King, the Secretary of the So- e
ciety of the Army of the Potomac, and was ,
received by the audience with much applause, j
When the orator, George William Curtis, e
was presented, three cheers were called for I
by General Sharpe, and he was greeted with i
hearty applause. The oration delivered by i
him was full of burning eloquence. The | i
passages, which perhaps produced the great- | t
est effect, were those in which hj described ; i
the growth of the new South. There was g
cheering as Mr. Curtis concluded his eloquent i
oration. In the evening a reception ana col- i
lation were given at the Springs Hotel in lieu c
of the usual banquet i
Probably the most interesting feature of \
the day's proceedings was the reception held t
by Generals Longstreet, Sickles, Butterfiold, ]
Slocum and Carr, on Little Round Top. The j
gentlemen escorted by a detachmsnt of |
New Jersey troopers rode over the field, <
and when they reached that spot the <
many hundreds of veterans desired to 1
shake hands with them. A line was | f
formed, and in a few minutes thay were t
passing, shaking hands and exchanging com- I
pliments. After their reception the site of (
the Rogers house was visited, and the oven g
in which bread was baked for the Union j
men while the battle was going on was j
inspected. The house was General (
Carr's headquarters during the bat- }
tie, the First ? Massachusetts in- j
fantry fighting from and beside it Eleven j
men were killed in the house during the <
second day's battle. General Slocum then t
took charge of the party and escortcd them (
over Culp s Hill and Cemetery Hill, exp'ain- j
ing the battle waged there during the second (
and third days of July, 1863. ,
A I I I I 11U11VX1UU UU.AU.?| ;
Morrill, - of Boston, has never batted so ]
poorly as this year. . 1
Pitcher Cunningham has proved to be a '
Jewel for the Baltimores. *
New York and Philadelphia are yet to re- J
ceive their first shut-out this season.
Joe Gerhardt is playing a fine game at
second base for the Jersey City team. j
"Shoestring Strike" is what angry ]
pitchers now term bad-called strikes. <
Kelly leads the Bostons in everything?
runs, base hits, stolen bases, total batting
Mobile will probably be in the Southern j
League next season, as arrangements are already
beiDg made to tbat effect j
Cartwright and Lew Shoenick claim to
be the two heaviest men in tbe profession.
Each is said to weigh over 250 pounds. i
Clarkson pitched in all three of the
games Boston won from Chicago, and when
he wasu'o playing be was coaching from tbe i
ben-.-h. 1
Boston is evidently determined to have
the crack left fielder this season. In fiftytwo
games Joe Hornung has made only one
Ir O'Day, of Washington, was backed up
by such teams as Chicago ana ueiroio no
might to-day be the leading pitcher in the
The home run hitting for a single game
hns been tied. At Minneapolis, June 14, the
home team and the Kansas City between
them made seven home runs.
Kilroy, tho star pitcher of the Baltimore
club, will not be able to play for some time,
on account of a wounded hand. Manager
Barnie is very much discouraged on account
of the accident.
Toe three-strike rule certainly didn't help
the left handed pitchers as much as was expected.
Morris, of Pittsburg, and Phenomenal
Smith, of Cincinnati, are the only one*
who are pitch ing up to the mark.
"B:o Dan" Bhouthers, of the Detroit 1
Club, leads the Leaguo batters up to date,
With Kolly, Anson. i<oger_Connor, Tiernan,
McGuire, Ryan, JEwing," Buckley, White,
Wise and Miller following in the order named.
~ national league record.
Name of Club. IFon. T/>if.
Chicago 37 IS
Detroit 34 21
Vorif 33 23
Boston 33 26
Philadelphia 29 25
Pittsburg 18 33
Indianapolis IS 36
Washington 17 37
Kamr of Club. Won. IjOtU
St. Louis 37 17
Brooklyn 41 19
Athletic 39 21
Cincinnati 33 ?4
Baltimore . 27 3D
Cleveland 19 37
Louisville 18 40
TTnnana City 16 39
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Senate Proceedings.
121st Day.?The debate on Mr. Hawley's
amendment to the Army Appropriation Dill
setting aside a sum of money for coast defenses
was continued,...Mr Allison reported
back the joint resolution extending
the appropriation for the present fiscal year
for thirty days from June 20, in the departments
of the Government for which the appropriation
bills for next year shall not have
become a law, and the measure was passed.
122d Day.?The conference on the Legislative
Appropriation bill was concurred in....
The River and Harbor bill, appropriating
over twenty-two millions, was passed
.... The joint House resolution extending to
Florida and Louisiana the joint resolution
relating to the disposal of public land in certain
States was passed Mr. Morrill then
addressed the Senate on the bill to define the
iuuw? ul sucatu i auiua<u iu uiid i/iovuvu vi
Columbia, but no action was taken.... The
nomination of Melville W. Fuller to be Chief
Justice of the United States was reported
without recommendation.... Mr. Turpie
spoke on the President's message.... A bill
was introduced to construct a bridge near
New York city across the Hudson river. The
bridge is to consist of a single span, 140 feet
in the clear above the level of ordinary high
water. No pier is to be erected between the
principal piers of the bridge.
House Proceedings.
150th Day.?The consideration of the
Mills bill was continued. Works of art were
stricken from the free list The consideration
of the free list was completed and the
House began the examination of the dutiable
portion of the bill.
151st Day. The House went into the consideration
of the bill to improve certain
Western waterways. The subject was discussed
at great length, but no decisive action
was taken The House went into committee
of the whole on the Mills bill and several
paragraphs were passed. The duty on bichromates
of potash and soda was left unchanged.
15'2d Day.?Mr. Anderson introduced a
bill providing for the control and regulation
of railroads acquired by the United States
under judicial foreclosure and forfeiture....
Mr. Belmont, as a question of privilege, presented
the conference report on the Diplomatic
and Consular Appropriation bill,which
was agreed to.... The report of the conferees
on the Legislative Appropriation bill was
also agreed to There was a deadlock until
the House adjourned,the Democrats desiring
to push the Land Forfeiture bill, and the Republicans
the Dependent Pension bill.
153d Day.?The House went into Committee
of the Whole (Mr. Springer, of Illinois, in
the chair) on the Tariff bill Mr. McKinley
moved to restore the existing rates on bar
iron, and his motion was advocated by Mr.
Burrows, of Michigan. Mr. Bayne in supporting
the motion, expressed himself as opposed
to a reduction of the tariff and as in
favor of the repeal of the tobacco tax and
the tax on alcohol used in the arts. Messrs.
Scott and Bland opposed, and the motion
was voted down?TO to 56. Mr. Snowden
moved to fix the duty on iron or steel T rails
weighing not over twenty-Ave pounds to the
yard at $17.92 per ton, and on iron or steel
flat rails, punched, $30.16. On motion of Mr.
Breckinridge a duty of four-tenths of a cent
per pound was imposed on iron or steel, flat,
with longitudinal ribs, for the manufacture
af fencing. ____
Formally Notified of His Nomina'
lion lur vivo rrcoiucui,
The members of the Democratic Committee
appointed to notify ex-Senator Allen G-.
rhurman of his nomination to the office of
Pice-President, arrived in Columbus, Ohio,
Chursday morning, by a special train, but it
vas afternoon before anything was done,
rhe committee was received and entertained
jy committeemen of local Democratic clubs.
At one o'clock the committee started for
fudge Thurman's residence. The party was
eceived in the north reception room, which
lad been bedecked with flowers and plants,
jreneral Collins, of Boston, and Mayor
lacobi, of Louisville, stationed themselves
it the head of the room in front
)f the window, the other members of
he committee and the various gentlemen
present having arranged themselves in a
emi-circle, and awaited the entrance of
Judee Thurman. who SDeedilv made his ap
jearance from the drawing" room on the
outh. Judge Thnrman was greeted with a
)urst of applause as he s came forward leanng
on the arm of his son, Mr. A. W. Thurnaa
As soon as Judze Thurman had taken
lis seat General Collins advanced, and,
ifter shaking him by the band, spoke as
'ollows: "Judge Thurman, we bear a meslage
from the great council of your party. It
s but a formal notice ofvour nomination by
bat body for the high office of Vice-President
>f the United States. Rich as our language
sin power and expression it contains no
vords to adequately convey the sentiment of
bat Convention as its heart went out to you.
[present my friend, Mr. Charles D. Jacobs,
Mayor of Louisville."
Mr. Jacobs then stepped forward and in an
lamest voice read the lormal letter of notifi:ation.
When he had finished, amid the most proound
silence and attention, Judge Thurman
poke as follows:
"Mb. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Committee?I pray you to accept my very
lincere thanks for the kind and courteous
nanner in which you have communicated
o me the official information of my nominaion
by the St Louis Convention. You know
without sayin?itthat I am profoundly grateful
to the Convention and to tne Democratic
jarty for the honor conferred upon me, and
She more so that it was wholly unsought and
wdesired by me: not that I undervalued a
listinction whicn any man of our party
lowever eminent might highly prize, but
limply because I had ceased to be ambitious
- ? ??cls- li*. b?<- t am in en
earnest and impressive a manner that I can
still render service to the good cause to which
[ have ever been devoted?a cause to which
[ ?am bound by the ties of affection,
by the dictates of judgment, by a
sense of obligation for favors so
aften conferred upon me?what can I under
rach circumstances do but yield my private
wishes to the demand of those whose opinions
I am bound to respect ? (Applause.)
' Gentlemen, with an unfeigned diffidence
in my ability to fulfil the expectations that
led to*my nomination, I yet feel it to be my
duty to accept it and do all that it may be in
my power to do to merit so marked a distinction.
"Gentlemen, the country is blessed by an
able and honest administration of the general
government (Applause). We have a
President who wisely, bravely, diligently
and patriotically discharges the duties of his
high office. (Applause). I fully believe that
the best interests of the country require h 's re
election, and the hope that I may be able to
contribute somewhat to bringabout the result
is one of my motiv s for accepting
a place on our ticket, and I also feel it my
duty to labor for a reduction of taxes and to
put a stop to that accumulation of a surplus
m the treasury that, in my judgment, is not
only prejudicial to our flnaucial welfare,
but is, in a high degree, dangerous to honest
and constitutional government. (Applause.)
I suppose, gentlemen, that I neea say no
more lu-uuy. Ill UUC uiiuo aim ill Mn.viuauw
with established usage I will transmit
to your chairman a written acceptance of
my nomination, with such observations upon
public Questions as may seem to me to be
proper." (Apulausa)
The Record For the First Six Months
of the Current Year.
BradstreeVs reports the total number of
mercantile failures in the United States during
the first six months of 18SS as 5354, the
estimated assets of which amount to $34,834,746,
with liabilities aggregating $64,987,623.
For the srjme period of 1SS7 the number of
failures wai 5073, with assets amounting to
$35,643,10$, and liabilities aggegating $53,778,839.
The number of failures for the past
six months, however, is less than for the
corresponding period of any year, except
1887, since 1833, the gain over 1887 being 183,
or 3 3-5 per cent. The failures are divided
as follows: New England States, 0'J1; Middle
States, 1 iI4; Southern States, 1074; Western
States, 1685; Pacific States, 430, and the
Territories, 140.
In Canada the total number of failures for
the past six months was 914, with assets
amounting to $4,000,950, and liabilities aggregating
$8,789,795, while for the corresponding
period of 1887 the number was 636,
with assets amounting to $3,677,330, and liabilities
aggregating $8,331,603.
Walter Cooper, a prominent English
gypsy, died recently, and his body wai
drawn to the churchyard by a favorite mara
The mare was then sacrificed.
?~ %wZ
John H. Van Doan, ledger clerk In th*. ;
Second National Bank of Jersey City, has |
stolen funds of the institution to the amount
of $15,000 and fled. if '?M
William R. Flack, of Syracuse, lost Hi ^
life in attempting to navigate Niagara'* &
whirlpool in a lifeboat of his own inven- > j|
Harry B. Skinner, a rich broker In taQ
ors1 trimmings, choked himself to death .In
Boston, with a shawl strap.
A parade of. 2000 letter-carriers, many
delegations from other cities participatfag; %
took place in New Tork in honor of the ne*
eight-hour law.
About "000 delegates, coming from all ?eo . .
tions of the country, participated In the bode
vention at Baltimore, called for the purpoM \*M
of forming a National League. . ? '
Masked men stopped a stage in California '">
and robbed the express messenger of (10,00(
in silver bullion.
At least six lives were lost and numerom
houses were struck by lightning during aa
electrical storm in the Northwest - ^ " i
ruun nwo auiuu auu rnuoou un
jured by a railroad accident near BbksMu- ;
Montana. |j
Cincinnati had a grand celebration of
her mnnicipal centennial and of the national '
holiday, all in one, opening a big exposition, >> '
with the aid of the venerable Mm James ID
Folk, who, from her home in Nashville, gavq Z-j,
the signal by telegraph for starting thlj
Samuel M. Hendebson, sixty years oM^ ; J
of Trafalgar, Ind., shot and killed his difi . |
vorced wife and then killed himself. , Jl '/tj
The President has sent the following nom-j ../4
inationsto the Senate: Peter F. Knigh^ olFlorida,
to ba Marshal for the Southern IHstrict
of Florida, vice Fernando J. Moreno, ,
resigned; Charles De Blanc, of Louisiana, fed
be Consul at Puerto Cabell o.
The State Department has been informed f
of the assassination of an American named
Stephen Zakany, at his sugar mill nearAhome,
Mexico, by a well-known bandit. , J
A large mill near Festh, .on the Danube,' M
has been destroyed by fire, together with one >
million bags of flour.
The Czar, accompanied by his family, has - ^
left St Petersburg for an extended yachMng^ . v
tour in the waters of Finland. :' 1
Formally Notified of His Nomina*, o
tion for the Presidency.
The ceremony of notifying General Hart .- ?
rison of his nomination for the Freriden<^,v ^
which occurred on Wednesday at Indian*-/:x--?
apoHa, formally completed the work of the t' ;.1
Republican National Convention. The
exercises were brief and somewhat of a
private character, although not lacking >
an impressiveness beflttr'n? the occasion,
Promptly at half-past eleven the long line of
carriages conveying the delegates to Gea- . T
eral Harrison's home drove'to his residence,
where they arrived shortly before twelve -.
Forming In line on the sidewalk in fron^of >
his residence, with Mr. M. Estee, of California,
and ex-Governor Charles Foster, vof
Ohio, at tbe head, the committee
slowly into the back parlor, where it wasar-' ' ^
ranged that the ceremony should take place.1
There the gentlemen arranged themselves in
a circle facing the northeast comer of (he
room, where General and Mrs. Harrison
? tl, Ur rfKatnvxn . "
OIAJUU VU I OVtl TO (lUUUi. tfu. wswv. w??r
of the Convention and er-offlcio of the'Com-,
mittee, took bis place in the centre of thi " {
apartment, and in an Moquentand imprerei'VW- .v
way formally notified General Harrison of -'$
his nomination.
At the conclusion of Judge Estee'g address -: - ^
General Harrison drew his manuscript fronq
his boeom and read his reply in a rail richvoice
and with a degree of seriousness and
earnestness that visibly impressed every one
who beard him. He said:
"Mb. Chairman and Gixtlekkn or unf; *
Committee?The official notice which joa-'-'--.
have brought of the nomination conferred]
upon me by the Republican National Cob- c*
vention, recently in session at Chicago, excites
emotions of a profound though of Asomewbat
conflicting character. That^
after fall deliberation and free consultation,
the representatives of the Ke^ , t
Eublican party of the United States should
ave concluded that the great principlea
[ enunciated in the platform adopted by tha* ?
Convention could be in some measure safely
confided to my care is an honor of which A ^
am deeply sensible and for which I am very,
grateful. 1 do not assume or believe tba$"
this choice implies that the Convention v?*
found in me any pre-eminent fitnemj
or exceptional fidelity to the prinM'nlM
rtf cnvprnmnnt to which TO .
are mutually pledged. My satisfaction with
the result would be altogether spoiled if tha&
result had been reached by any unworthy,
methods, or by a disparagement of the mora
eminent men who divided with me the
suffrages of the Convention. "I
accept the nomination with ao deep a.
sense of toe dignity of the office and of the'
gravity of its duties and responsibilities at
altogether to exclude any feeling of exult*-1
tion and pride. The principles of govern*ment
and the practices in administration
upon which Issues are now fortunately v>
\ clearly made are so important in their
relations to the national and to individual
prosperity that we may expect axr
unusual popular interest in the campaign.
Relying wholly upon the considerate judgment
of our fellow citizens and the graokms
favor of God we will confidently submit ear
cause to the arbitrament of a free ballot
' The day you have chosen for this visit *
suggests no thoughts that are not in harmony
with the occasion. Tho Republican party ha? %
wni!?ivi in tha lierht of the Declaration of In*
dependence. It has lifted the shaft of p
triotism upon the foundation laid at Banker
Hill. It has made the more perfect union secure
by making all men free. Washington
and Lincoln, Yorktown and Appomat
tox, the Declaration of Independence
and the proclamation of emancipation
are naturally and worthilj associated
in our thoughts. As soon as may be possible .
I shall communicate to your chairman a
more formal acceptance of the nomination, v;
but it may be but proper to say that I have
already examiued the platform with some \ ./I
care, and that its declarations, to some of
which your chairman has alluded, are in i
harmony with my views. <
"It gives ma pleasure, gentlemen, to receive
you in my home, and to thank you for
the cordial manner in which you have conveyed
your official message."
Long and hearty applause echoed through
the house as General Harrison concluded ms
address, and reaching forth, cordially grasped
the extended hand of Chairman Estee, who *,
him wit.h tha official CODY Of
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his notification. Secretary Chisbee then
handed the General an engrossed copy of the
Republican platform.
George Francis Train has taken to goin*
to the theatres again.
Madame Patti is singing to $15,000 a
night in South America.
Mrs. Lanqtry's new play for next season
ifl called "A Love Story."
Ellen Terry, the English actress, never
plays the same part twice alike.
Pauline Lucca, the prima donna, haa
been engaged to appear in opera in this conn- ,
try. I
Mrs. Potter is down for an indefinite run. j
at Wallack's Theatre, New York, next
I "Mr. Barnes of New York* is now having
a successful mn at the Theatre Royal,.
I Sheffield, England.
j Tee next season at Wallack's Theatre, In
I New York, opens on October 8 with tha
| Coauilin & Hading Comoany.
The Western Union sent out o,ow,w>/
words of special dispatches for the Republican
Convention at Chicago. The Postal sent
2,500,000. This is three times the business
done at the St Louis Convention, and twice
' the business ever done before.
The oldest active chemist of Germany, i
Herr G. Bauer, died recently in Berlin, at tfia
ago of ninety-four. He haa been employed
in one factor/ since 1833. d

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