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By The Historic Times Publishing Co,
THE WUKW AT LAKtrE.
Summary of th© Daily News,
WASHINGTON NOTES.
A. G. Pobter, United States minister
to Italy, has received permission from
his government to make a brief visit to
the United States.
The inquiry into the wreck of the
Despatch war vessel ended in the
exoneration of every one.
Assistant Naval Secretary Ray
mond acknowledges that the war ships
rare being made ready in anticipation of
possible hostilities. The belief was
general in Washington that there may
be war with Chill
The corn crop is estimated by the de
partment of agriculture to be about
8,000,000,000 bushels.. Potatoes were
©ever so good in every way as this
year.
It came out in the hearing of the
Sayward case at Washington on the
10th that the government had entered
into a treaty with Great Britain to
.arbitrate all the differences and which
only needed the ratification of the
senate.
News from Brazil indicated that the
country was splitting to pieces. Two
or three provinces had revolted from
Fooseca’s dictatorship and declared
their independence.
The Brazilian minister at Washing
ton has received confirmation of the
revolution in the province of Rio
Grande de Sul.
THE EAST.
Ex-Gov. J. Gregory Smith, president
of the Vermont Central, died of heart
failure at St. Albans, Vt, recently.
There was a terrible gas explosion
In No. 1 shaft of the Susquehanna
Coal Co. at Nanticoke, Pa. Six miners
were instantly killea>*ld many serious
ly injured.
The best business houses of Orange,
Mass., have been destroyed by fire.
Loss, .'SpSOOjOOO.
Abram S. Hewitt, of New York, has
decided to <5611 his iron works.
The receiver’s report of the Maverick
national bank makes a very good show
ing. The individual depositors* ac
counts w’ere comparatively small.
Joseph Hil’Ta, a peddler of Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., is missing. Ills pack w r as
found in the river, and it is believed
that he * • murdered.
Frf.de r> k Metiiushf.k, the inventor,
whose piano improvements are in gen
eral use all over the world, died at New
'U.rk, He was born in Germany in
1314.
Stuart Robs*, the well known
comedian, was n irried to his leading
Wy, Miss Waldron, at New York.
The first of fie world’s W. C. T. U.
gatherings began in Boston on the
10th.
The discovery of a wholesale system
of opium smuggling across the Ca
nadian border has considerably startled
the custom house officials at New York.
In the custom house there is now lying
the largest quantity of opium ever
seized and there is still more to follow.
The Pennsylvania senate by a party
vote decided that it was without juris
diction in the cases of the state officials
and adjourned sine die.
the west.
A special from Clipper Gap, Cal,
states that the giant powder works
blew up killing three men and seriously
vpounding one boy. James Hamilton
was blown to atoms, nothing being
found of him but one finger. Ah Uan,
a Chinaman, was killed and only his
queue was found.
* The strike in the tin plate depart
ment of the St. Louis Stamping Co.’s
mills has been officially declared off.
A terrible prairie fire burned across
the western portion of Aurora county,
S. D. Nicholas Wolf and Anton Aerens
perished in the flames, both young men
leaving families.
The Indianapolis presbytery has
called for a revision of the confession
of faith so as to make it shorter.
Stuart Robson, the noted actor, is to
marry Miss May Waldron, his leading
lady, in Chicago. It will be a civil cere
mony.
Chun Sin Jan, a Chinaman, shot an
officer dead, wounded two other men
and fired at others on a San Francisco
street Jthe other day.
Two business blocks in Akron, 0.,
collapsed suddenly. One lady was
frightfully injured and other persons
were badly hurt
Capt. T. G. Cushman, now in San
Francisco, declares that Baron Von
Pilzach, chief justice of Samoa, tried to
bribe him to blow up the Apia cala
boose. in which were five chiefs.
The daughter of Senator Mitchell, of
Oregon, is to marry the Due de Roche
foucauld, a French nobleman.
The execution of the anarchists four
years ago in Chicago was commem
orated on the Bth ty 2,000 persons in a
street parade and speechmaking at
Waldheim cemetery, notwithstanding
a drizzling rain.
The trial of Brenran for the murder
of Col. Sam Wood at Hugoton, Kan.,
has been postponed until the January
term. It was found impossible to ob
tain a jury.
Asiatic black tong’ue, a frightful and
fatal disease, has made its appearance
about Kirklin, Ind. Five of one family
died in two days.
Im his message to the Cherokee na
tion’s council Chief Mayes gives little
hope for the success of the negotiations
for the Cherokee strip. He still holds
that that land belongs to his nation.
; Two flremen were killed sod four in
fored by tho breaking of B ladder ft
M W IM
S. E. Bi:andon and wife, of Orange
ville, Cal., died of arsenical poisoning.
son and daughter were also
badly poisoned. The arsenic was used
by the family, who were amateur tax
idermists and was placed in biscuits by
mistake.
The Mansion livery stable at Denver,
Col., burned recently. Four men and
34 horses were suffocated to death.
Two farmers near Vermillion, S. D.,
W’ere drowned while duck hunting.
Charles A. Smith, a farmer near
Dubuque, la., mortgaged his place
heavily, left home and married Sarah
Olson in Illinois. He has been arrested
for bigamy.
Considerable damage has been done
in the state of Washington by heavy
rains and consequent floods.
Heavy snow has fallen throughout
Colorado.
Hiram Chase, a full-blooded Omaha
Indian, has been admitted to practice
law in the United States courts at
Omaha, Neb.
The Knights of Labor general as
sembly met in Toledo, 0., on the 10th
with 150 delegates present.
The Columbus club of Chicago
charges Secretary Butterworth, of the
Chicago world’s fair, with insulting the
Catholic church in a recent speech.
By an explosion of dynamite at Hay
ward, Wis., one man was killed and
four persons fatally wounded.
Arion, a two-year-old, is reported to
have trotted a mile at Stockton, Cal,
in 2:10%.
The eleventh annual session of the
National Farmers’ congress met at Se
dalia, Mo., on the 10th.
Of the total vote in lowa Boies, dem
ocrat, 207,575; Wheeler, repub
lican, 199,759; Westfall, alliance, 11,918;
Gilson, prohibition, 962. Boies’ plural
ity is 7,816, lacking 5,064 of being a ma
jority. Two years ago Gov. Boies
lacked only 401 of having a majority of
all the votes cast in the state.
Gen. Dodge, general manager of the
Rio Grande Western railway, admits
that his road will at once commence
building west from Ogden, Utah, and
not stop operations until it has arrived
at San Francisco.
Chicago’s horse, fat stock, poultry
and dairy shows opened on the 11th
and were a big success in every way.
The Methodist general missionary
committee meeting in Cleveland, 0.,
has decided to devote $1,009,000 to the
work—4s per cent for home and the
balance for foriegn missions.
Judge Zane, of the United States
court in Utah, has declared escheated
to the United States the tithing office
and other property of the Mormon
church.
Explorers reported that the July
earthquake in Lower California made
wonderful changes in the country’s
face.
Three life convicts have escaped
from the penitentiary at Waupun, Wis., k
going through a tunnel which it must
have taken them years to dig.
A scene of excitement was witnessed
at a meeting of anarchists in Chicago,
Police Inspector Hubbard and a force
breaking in and hoisting the American
flag among the flaming banners on the
platform.
THE SOUTH.
A. R Weyman, colored, was hanged
at Trenton, Ga., for the murder of a
prison guard at Cole City, Ga, last
July.
Forty-seven convicts from Somer
set, Ky., fifty-seven from Chattanooga
and four from Middleboro, Ky., whohad
been released by miners at Coal Creek,
Briceville and Oliver Springs, have
been returned to the Tennessee prison.
Burglars killed a clerk and badly
wounded a store proprietor near Jack
sonville, Fla.
The ox team attached to a wagon in
which John Henry, a farmer, his wife
and two children were riding, ran
away down Chillhowee mountain, near
Knoxville, Tenn. Henry and his family
W’ere thrown over a precipice 100 feet
high and instantly killed.
The four Kendall boys escaped from
Georgetown, Ky., jail by sawing out
the bars of a window. They were un
der arrest for killing two Jarvis boys
at Georgetown August 27.
Henry Cvstis, a negro, has been exe
cuted at Portsmouth, Va.
. Houston Kklley, colored, was exe
cuted at Rogersville, Tenn., for the
murder of another negro named Dan
Carmichael at that place last Christmas.
C, B. Paul, wholesale lumber, Louis
ville, Ky., has assigned. Liabilities,
$200,000; assets, $lOO,OOO.
When the arguments in the Woodruff
embezzlement case in Little Rock,
Ark., were concluded Miss Woodruff
kissed Judge Vaughan, her father’s at
torney, in open court.
In a letter to the National Bankers’
association, in session at New Orleans,
Secretary of the Treasury Foster speaks
in terms of praise of the last silver law
and believes it cannot but do vast good.
Fire at Augusta, Ga, destroyed the
Bee Hive store, the property of S. F.
M. Ryers. Paddock’s furniture store
also burned. Total loss, $125,000.
GENERAL.
Turkey has refused to grant Russia’s
request for the gathering of the bodies
of Russian soldiers killed in the Russo-
Turkish war at San Stefano, where it
was proposed to erect a memorial
The Irish-American national league
officers have issued an address calling
fcr peace and union in Ireland, no mat
ter if all the present leaders be sacri
ficed.
Lafargue, the socialist who wai
elected deputy for Lille, France, has
been liberated from prison. It is re
ported that the cabinet U iocliacd to
pMHpMnINHttVt
LAWRENCE, KANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER IMB9I.
The people of the oasis of Touat, in
dispute between France and Morocco,
like the government of ‘leither coun
try. As an expression of their wishes
they decapitated five of the emissaries
sent by the sultan of Morocco.
The famous war horse Comanche,
ridden by |he only man who escaped
the Custer massacre, died recently.
The Baltimore & Ohio directors have
submitted a favorable report
According to a letter from China, the
plans of the rebels include many
changes in regard to taxes and other
matters. Mason, the mah arrested for
bringing in arms, disclosed them.
The body of the youngest sister of
Lord Cloncurry was found dead in the
lake on the estate in County Kildare,
Ireland. Mystery surrounded the sad
affair.
The release from prison of La
Fargue, the socialist deputy for Lille,
France, was the occasion of a riotous
demonstration at Paris. '
The National Press, of Dublin, bit
terly condemns Mrs. Patnell for order
ing the Paris fund to remain locked up
and claims she has conspired with Mr.
Harrison to keep the money from the
evicted tenants.
Dictator Fonseca, of Brazil, is re
ported to have suppressed all newspa
pers not favorable to him.
Timothy Harrington, the Parnellite
leader, accuses William O’Brien, the
McCarthyite, of not telling the whole
truth about the Boulogne negotiations.
The Chilian junta has surrendered to
the congress of that country the execu
tive authority it had exercised since
Balmaceda’s fall.
It is said that 50,000 fighting German
colonists were leading the rebellion in
Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil.
Fearful gales were reported in the
English channel on the Uth. Several
members of a lifeboat crew were
drowned at Sandgatc as ’well as the
sailors of the wrecked vessel they went
to rescue.
The National baseball league has
awarded the pennant to Boston. Chi
cago’s charges of collusion were not up
held.
San Salvador advices state that a
conspiracy to assassinate Gen. Antonio
Ezeta, the minister of war, the navy
and the interior, a brother of Gen.
Carlos Ezeta, the president of Salva
dor, had been discovered in the city of
Santa Anna.
Catarino Garza, who led the recent
revolutionary movement against the
Mexican government, has tied to Cen
tral America,
A horrible train wreck occurred in
the Crimea, Russia, a number of men
being caught when the debris took fire.
Senor Silva has been elected presi
dent of the Chilrau senate and Senor
Luco president of the chamber of depu
ties. Both are members of the late in
surgent junta.
The tin plate industry in Swansea,
Wales, has become so depressed and
the demand for steel has been so seri
ously lessened that the masters in that
place have decided to close their w orks
when the existing contracts have been
executed. _
THE LATEST.
A huge fire at Hankow, Chkia, de
stroyed 1,300 houses and rendered 13,-
000 people homeless. It was believed
that a number of women and children
lost their lives. Two days afterwards
200 more houses were burned.
Col Don Piatt, the well-known ed
itor, died at his home near Cleveland,
0., on the 12th.
Twenty tons of gunpowder exploded
recently at Miller’s station, near Val
paraiso, Ind. No .one was hurt, but
5-75,000 damage was done.
The chief of the bureau of statistics
reports the total value of the exports
of domestic breadstuffs during October,
1891, at 324,463,334.
The Portuguese government, in view
of the grave state of affairs in Brazil,
has decided to send some warships to
protect Portuguese interests in that
republic.
The authorities of the Russian war
office have resolved to construct a line
of forts along the Chinese frontier and
to increase the number of officers in
Central Asia.
During the month of October, 1891.
32,946 pensions of all classes were
granted, the first payments on which
aggregated $4,358,605 or $132.30 to each
pensioner.
Thf. steamer Hawarden Castle was
wrecked at the mouth of the Mersey,
England, during the storm on the 12th.
According to a report made to the
general assembly of the Knights of
Labor, ex-General Treasurer Turner’s
accounts are between $14,000 and $31,-
000 short.
Evangelist Sam SmatX was badly
beaten by Saloonkeeper Tom Miner at
Atlanta, Ga. He had charged Miner
with deserting his family.
There were reports from Brazil that
Fonseca was to be made dictator for
life.
Robbers held up the Chicago express
23 miles south of Milwaukee at 1 a. m.
on the 12th. A large amount of booty
was secured. Dynamite was used as
in other recent train robberies.
The Italian government is said to be
preparing to re-establish diplomatic
relations with the United States.
The Brazilian minister at \\ ashing
ton denounces sensational reports from
England in regard to troubles in Bra
zil. The bureau of American republics
also declares them much exaggerated.
A Parnell memorial meeting is to
be held in New York City. Ex-Presi
dent Cleveland has paid the dead leader
a tr.bute.
Senator Vest, of Missouri, and Hon.
J. E. Lamb, of Indiana, are reported to
have agreed that Mr. Cleland * rtr
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KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Woman’s Work at the World’s Fair.
Mrs. Lewis II an back and Mrs Robert
Mitchell, the Kansas committee on
woman's work at the Columbian expo
sition, has issued the following address
to the people of Kansas:
As members of the state board of Kansas,
who have charge of collecting an exhibit c*
the wor<c of women of. our state for the Col
umbian exposition, we desire through the
medium of this communication to acquaint
you with what we wish to do. Your interest
and help wo need in making an exhibit of
the industries of the women of Kansas sec
ond to none of our sister states.
Our object is not only to represent the ef
forts of women, our progress and advance
ment in all directions, but we desire to fur
ther the interest of our state. We wish to
co-operate with the gentlemen of the board
in the work of showing to the world that
Hansa - leads the states in natural resources,
industries and educational interests. We
propose to show statistics at the exposition
that will illustrate the part woman has
taken in the development of the state, her
Influence in the advancement of gur people,
morally, intellectually and physically.
Every industry carried on wholly or in
part by women will be represented. Speci
mens of her work, in every department, will
be placed on exhibition. We expect to prove
that Kansas women can and do compete suc
cessfully with those of other states in all the
avenues of employment now to them,
and advance the status of women by-calling
attention to her present efforts and future
possibilities.
In order to advance our work wa would be
pleased to correspond with all organizations
conducted by women throughout /the state,
charitable, religious,literary or educational;
and also, with those interested in the stud
of art and history. We desire to be
thoroughly informed In regard to the under
takings and successes of the women within
our borders.
While seeing particularly to interest the
industrial women, we must acquaint them
with the Importance of aiming at excellence
in every undertaking, remembering that
articles will be judged on their merits alone.
At this great exposition whatever weexhtbit
will be placed with similar articles from
other countries, and the efforts of women
will compete with those of men, and will be
passed upon by an impartial jury composed
of both men and women.
We expect in the near future to visit the
different counties throughout the state and
confer with the ladles as to the details of the
work, the needs in their special localities,
collect statistics, and assist In organizing
Columbian clubs whole object will be sys
tematic work for the exposition in 1893.
i We earnestly desire that all miy become
I Interested in this cause that we may be able
to secure the best possible results. And it is
I especially important that you select as lead-
I era of your local organizations earnest
: women, who will realize that prompt and
■ eni'rgeiic work is necessary to make our ef
forts successful.
Wc will gl idly furnish al! information at
our comm md, as well, also, a form for a
constitution and by-lawsto aid in the forma
tion of county associations for the purposes
■ set forth in th s communication.
Let us work unitedly, hand in haul and
heart to heart, for the best interests of aIL
Miscellanneon*.
Charles Johnson, a packing house
employe, was killed by an L road train
while returning from his work at Kan
sas City, Kan., the other night
The superintendent of insurance has
notified the Kansas agents of the
Farmers’ Alliance benefit association,
which has been doing an Insurance
business, that it must conform to the
requirements of the law and receive a
license from his office, or else go out of
business.
The warden of the penitentiary has
made his October settlement which
shows an expenditure of 318,710.21, the
receipts being less than half that sum.
Most of the supplies for the year are
laid in at this season. Of coal there
were mined 154,562 bushels, one-third
Of which went to the state institutions.
As a result of recent rains in south
ern, central and western Kansas the
wheat crop is in good condition. In a
few sections of the state the continued
dry weather caused the wheat to
sprout, but no great damage has been
done. Fall wheat is not all in. and re
ports from all portions of the state
represent the acreage to be by far the
greatest in the history of the state.
Work will soon be commenced on the
dam across the Kansas river at Muncie,
Wyandotte county. The dam proposed is
for the purpose of furnishing power for
the manufacture of electricity for eight
motors and manufacturing purposes.
The company is capitalized at 8500,000,
and it is claimed that all necessary
funds for the completion of the work
have been arranged for. The company
proposes to furnish electric power to all
towns and cities within a radius of
twenty miles.
J. W. Crancer Co., wholesale hard
ware dealers, of Leavenworth, re
cently caused the arrest of their
shipping clerk, George Faerber, who
1 had been a trusted employe of the
’ firm for the past eight years, charg
ing r him with a series of robberies.
J. A. Endresa, a hardware dealer,
' ■ and J. M. Carroll, a tinner, were
‘ ’ also arrested as accomplices. The
I loss is about 57.000 and for several
years the firm has been systematically
robbed. Endress denied any knowl-
’ edge of the thefts. Faerber has a wife
1 and four children.
’ ! Suit has been commenced in the
United States court by the United
States government against the Leav
enworth Coal Mining Co., demanding
, a full accounting of the coal mined by
that company on the military reserva
tion lands in Leavenworth county be-
* tween the years 1888 and I*3l. The
vast amount involved cannot be de-
s termined, but it will reach into the
millions. The government sues for the
> value of all coal mined since 1884, for
• the value of coal consumed on the
r reservation while the lease was in
fcrce an I for royalty on all coal mined-
An injunction is also asked to prevent
3 th> co.npvy fr-'u takfof pny
i 5v5» 0 D C *
THE FARMERS.
Second Day of the Xatlonal Farmers’ Con
gre** —Congressman Heard'* Talk on
Government Ownership of Railroad*—
Recommendation* of the Con<re»*.
Sedalia, Ma, Nov. 12.—The national
farmers’ congress was late in assem
bling yesterday morning and it was 11.
o’clock before Vice-President Smith
let the corncob gavel drop calling the
session to order.
The following resolutions were intro
duced and referred: By John Church,
of Colorado, urging congress to cede
arid lands in the various states to pro
vide the states with systems of irriga
tion; by M. R W. Harman, of Missouri,
urging the extension of the signal and
crop report of the department of agri
culture; by Tirgie Mackay, of Kansas,
providing that the ear of corn used by
the chairman as a gavel be sent to the
world’s fair for exhibition; by G. W.
Swing, of Colorado, urging a national
system of irrigation.
Congressman John T. Heard, of the
Sixth Missouri congressional district,
delivered an address on railway trans
portation. This, he said, was a subject
of supreme importance to the farmer. .
One of the solutions of this vexed ques
tion was to be found in state railway
commissions. Missouri had been among
the first of the states to deal with the
question in that way and Missouri’s ex
perience showed that the method had
been a success. Another method of
controlling railway corporations in
the interests of the people was through
a national railway commission.
Some professed, Mr. Heard said, to
believe the railroads should be placed
under government management Gov
ernmentrailroading, he believed, would
be a gigantic failure. In the first place
the government would have to buy the
railroads and that would cost $10,000,-
000,000. That would be an impossibility,
practically, because there was in circu
lation only $1,500,000,000. The purchase
of the railroads would necessitate in
curring a debt of gigantic proportions ,
and he did not believe the farmers or j
anyone else wanted to go down into
their pockets any pay any more debts
than they were now paying. Another
great objection to government railway
control was the increase in federal of
ficeholders which it would necessitate.
H. C. Brown, of Georgia, indorsed
everything that Mr. Heard had said.
Georgia, he said, had tried state owner
ship of railways. Georgia owned the
Western & Atlantic railway. Under
state control the rates were high, the
service was bad and the deficits were
extraordinary.
Hon. Martin Mohler, secretary of the
Kansas state board of agriculture, read
a paper on “The Race Under Conditions
of High Civilization.” He discussed the
question whether a high state of civili
zation tended to increase or decrease
the happiness of mankind. He took
the optimistic view of the question, and
concluded the higher civilization the
greater the happiness of the race.
At the afternoon session the commit
tee on resolutions presented the follow
ing preamble and resolution which
were adopted:
Wh reas, The government of the United
States has established as a cabinet office a
secretaryship of agriculture, which action
we heartily approve; and
Whereas, The Hon J. M. Rusk occupies
that distinguished position in the present
administration, and has been faithful and
cautious and dili/ent in consulting the bc*t
inti rests of the farmers; therefore be It
R >solved. That he is entitled to and has
the approval and thanks of this, the elev
enth annual session of the national farmers’
congress of the United States In convention
assembled in the city of Sedalia. Ma
The committee also submitted its
formal report through its chairman.
Col. Daniel Needham, of Boston, and
it was read bv Capt. D. S. Pierce, of
Georgia. It recommended the adoption
of resolutions pledging the organiza
tion to maintain its non-partisan char
acter; requesting the national congress
to improve the river and harbor
of Savannah, Ga.; demanding the
passage of laws distributing equally
upon all classes the burdens of taxa
tion; declaring that the public domain
should be reserved for the settlement
of citizens of the United States to the
exclusion of foreigners; declar
ing that national taxation should
be limited to the wants of
the government economically and
honestly administered; requesting the
secretary of agriculture to increase the
number of representatives in foreign
countries to push the work of introduc
ing American corn as food, believing
that the marked success in that direc
tion attained already was warrant for
such request, and requesting congress
to appropriate sufficient money to cover
the expense of this increased represen
tation abroad; demanding the syste
matic and thorough improvement by
the federal government of waterways
and harbors of the United States and
requesting the extension of the free de
livery of mails among the farmers.
The resolutions were considered se
riatim and were all adopted with the
exception of one requesting the federal
government to aid the states in the irri
gation of arid lauds, which the con
gress struck from the report by a vote
of 44 to 17h.
The resolution asking congress to im
prove the harbor at Savannah, Ga., was
loudly applauded and unanimously
adopted, as was also that demanding
the election of the president and vice
president of the United States senators
by popu' ar rote.
The committee on finance presented
a report requesting the various state
legislatures to make appropriations for
the expenses of the state delegations to
future oongrrsaes of this character in
order that each state might have a fall
and proper ropre»eoMU4>®i TM if
VOL. I. NO. 19.
A FLAG ORDER.
Grand Army Member* Net So Partlelpat*
in Cercmonle* Wher* the Confederate
Flag I* Displayed.
Albany, N. Y., Noy. A —Gen. Palmer*
eommander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic* ha* made public the
following order:
The attention of th* commandor-ln-cbtef
has been called to the fact that comrade*,
wearing the bsdge and uniform of the Grand
Army of the E public, participated In a re
cent demonstration where the confederate
flag was carried and displayed.
For four long year* you braved all the
perils ahti vicissitude* of war to wipe out
all that that flag represented. When your
great work was accomplished the grand
union armies had become the most power
ful and effective the world had ever seen.
They melted away like the snow on the
bill tops under the beams of a noon*
dav sun. You resumed the peaceful vo«
cation of civil life, and the nation re*
sumed once more its career of unparalleled
progress and prosperity. Never In the his
tory of any civilized warfare was such mag
nanimity evidenced toward a foe at the
terms of the snrrender of Lee and army at
Appomattox IVe have learned to admire
the gallantry of the men w* have Tan
qulsbcd as only men could admire them
who had tested tbelr endurance and valor
upon many battlefield*.
When they laid down their arms we sought
peace, and we reached out the right hand of
fellowship to all who would accept it on the
broad grounds of American citizenship and
unconditional loyalty. The contest had
cost us untold million* of dollar* and th*
lives of thousands of the bravest and beat
men who marched under the stars and
stripes down Into the Jaw* of death* not for
a partv or a creed, for men of all opinion*
and affiliations gave up their lives to save
the nation from disruption and the flag from
dishonor.
To-day, the same flag which floats over
and protects the conqueror, protect* equally
as well the conquered. We admire the spirit
which prompts the people of the south to
commemorate the gallantry of the men whu
sacrificed their lives In the lost cause, but
that civil conflict settled one great question:
the battle for the union was right, the doc
trine of secession was wrong; and th* stars
and stripes, the emblem of liber y, equal
rights, Justice and law, Is the only flag which
the loyal people of this great nation respect*
and honor.
We saved to our children the contest that
they would have been compelled to en
counter. W* have given them a heritage of
peace and prosperity. Instead of an enor
mous and expensive litigation to be settled
by a Jury of soldier*, and to-day every
Amcrh an citizen Is In ths full enjoyment of
the fruit* of our great labors.
We cannot afford to lo*e sight of the valor
that ach'eved victory for the right. We c*n
never forget what the contest cost u* In
blood and treasure We must not forget
that loyalty to country Is not a more *w»tl
meat, but that II requires a devotion to
principle, and that principle mean* that th*
flag which every union soldier stood ready
to defend with his Ufa must now be saluted
with honor, one of the gre it principles of
our organization la to teach the rising gen
eration loyalty to country and fidelity to
duty. The Union soldiers have repeatedly
said to the soldiers of the south: “Wehav*
no desire to arouse sectional animosities or
passions engendered by the war. Give us
loyalty and In return we Will give you fra
ternity.”
You have demonstrated your fraternity on
numerous occasions, but when comrades
Joined In the recent ceremonies in memory
of a patriotic Journalist and philanthropist
they found their fraternity confronted wilh
the emblem of treason, which I* an evi
dence to you that there lurk* la the hearts
of a few a desire, by display of that flag, to
fire the hearts of the young generation of
the south to rebellion.
A comrade wearing a badge or uniform of
the order, participate* In any demonstra
tion where the r b«l flag Is displayed, vio
lates his obligation to maintain true allegi
ance to the United States of America, to
honor its constitution, to discountenance
whatever tend* to weaken loyalty. Incite
trf-a«on and rebellion, and to encourage
universal lib* rty and justice to all mank Ind,
and brings disgrace upon the order of which
he Is a member.
While the commander- h.-cblef has neither
the right nor disposition to interfere with
the rights or privileges of members of th*
or ler. hr has assumed an obligation to pro
tect it agilnst any end all act* that wilt
bring reproach upon its a<x>4 name
Do you propose to snrrender wlia» *on
fought for and what your comrades. » »
sleep in heroic graves, died fort As the
are fixed in the skies. so your patriotism is
fixed and immovable to preserve th* mem
ory and trait* of that great struggle.
MINE DISASTER.
Another Fatal Explosion In * f’*onsylv*nt*
Coal Mine—The Terrible Mis take of a
Miner.
Nanticokk, Pa., Nov. A—The usual
quiet Sunday of this mining village* warn
disturbed about 4:30 p. tn. by the an
nouncement that a terrible explosion
of gas had occurred ia No. 1 shaft of
the Susqnehana Coal Co., by which a
number of men had been killed and
other* terribly iajured. Bat a short
time elapsed before the news apread
through the town and a large crowd
gathered at th* scene, taelndiog rela
tives and friend*of the miners employed
in th* mine, and while they waited
for news from the shaft the seen* was
harrowing In the extreme. It was won
learned, however, that owing to the
fact that it was Sunday, there were but
I fourteen men at work in the mine Of
: this number nix were instantly ki led
and several others so badly burned and
injured that they cannot survive
The killed—William J. Williams,
miner. aged 50 years, leaves wi*a and
four children; Henry R. town
clerk of Nanticoke, fire bo *, ng* ’
; years, wife and tso cbil Iren; Wtiissru
; Jonathan, aged 35 years, wife and four
children; John Arnott, aged 40 year*,
wife and four children; Ca cb Jethng.
nge<i NO years, wife and four children;
Thoma*’ Lloyd, driver boy, aged H
yearn.
Critically injured.—David PowelL 82
years: David Smith, aged J 7 year*,
single: Thomas Thomas, aged l> ream,
* stepson of Foreman David 55, hra a,
Henrv Williams, non of William J- " »’
Itema. who was killed instantly, wifs
and six children; Howell Jofhenskl, s
Polsnder, two Polander* whose namri
could not be ascertained.
| The exp’.oaion wa* caused by the at
tempt of one man to change lb* an
Current, whea hi* lamp *xp’oicd.
■ a&d wranU H?A

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