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SCARRED HUMAN WRECKS AT THE CAPITAL REAR ADMIRAL WORDEN COMMODORE BADGER GENERAL GRESHAM JUDGE CHARLES D. LONG GENERAL PLEASANTON GENERAL G. A. FORSYTH UEVTENANT.COLONEL POWELL CAPTAIN CHARLES KINO GENERAL O. O. HOWARD Amoig Hood's humorous poems one of the host known tells in a vein of uncanny and gruesome humor the story of Ben Battle— A soldier bold, Well used to war's »larms; But a cannon ball took off his 'ess. So he laid down his arms. . He finds that he now stands upon "another footing" with his lady love, faithless Nelly Gray, who declares sho would newer have a man "with both legs in tbe grave," and pursues him with aucb a running tire of similar puns tbat be is glad to find refuge in suicide. This is all very well as tho work of a professional humorist, dealing with an imaginary case. But in Washington you so frequently come face to face with actual heroes of the war, who have been maimed and shattered, so many living wrecks of humanity, made such as mar tyrs to their country, that poems like Hood's seem to be not only heartless but almost sacrilegious; a profanation of .he feelings of honor, respect, sympathy and admiration which you gladly lay as guerdons at the feet of the men who have saved their country at the expense of their own comfort, happiness and well being. Thero is no more notable instance than that of Ileal Aamiral John Lorimer Wor den. He lives at No. 1128 X street, one of the pleasantest neighborhoods in the city. His house is comfortable and taste fully furnished. He is surrounded by lov ing relatives, with troops of friends. Congress lias showered honors upon him for his magnificent services in command of the Monitor against the Merrirnac on March 8, 1862, wlien the Merrirnac was disabled at tbe very outset ot her career and prevented from accomplishing her purpose of destroying the national Meet and capturing New York and Wasning ton, as had been expected. Undoubtedly Worden and the Monitor saved the north ern cause. He was retired with the high est sea pay of his grade in 1886, and now. in the evening of his days, he should be enjoying the comforts which tantalizingly surround him—tantalizingly because, alas! be has never recovered from tbe terrible wounds which be received in the very conflict with which bis name is indelibly associated. It was just before noon that a shell ex ploded on the pilot house of the Moni tor, while Worden was looking through the site. Powder and flame were driven into bis eyes. He fell senseless. ' "No, I can't talk about it," he said to me when I called upon him the other day. "My memory has gone. It has never been good since that time. It is getting worse and worse. My head was all knocked to pieces at Hampton Roads. For three months I lay unconscious, and when I awoke to life again 1 was v men tal wreca. Since then I haven't known the time when I wasn't suffering both physical and mental pain. For over a yea.' I haven't stirred out of the bouse. It's a continuous mortification to me to find that I can't recognize or remember my best and oldest friends. I get letters every day from all parts of the country. Ah! if these people knew how impossible it is for me to take any notice of them they would cease writing. My vision is nesrly gone. I can neither read nor write without a painful effort." Yet. though this has been Worden's condition, he had never flinched from tho performance of his duty, as long as such performance was possible. He continued in command of the navy all during the •war, participated in the blockade at Charleston, and was subsequently super intendent of the naval academy (1870-74,) commander-in chief of the European squadron (1875-77) and president of the retiring board till December, 188 K. A magnificent record for a man who sadly describes bimseli as a mental wreck. The case of another naval hero who lives within a few blocks of the rear admital is less deplorable. This is Com modore Oscar. C. Badger of No. 1317 Twentieth street. He is a white haired, cheery gentleman, who would bear the weight of his 72 years easily enough were it not for a very lame leg. The wound which lamed him was inflicted in the en gagement with tbe forts and batteries in Charleston harbor in September, 1863. ••"I was then," said the commodore, "fleet captain of the squadron of iron clads, seven in all, on board the Wee hawken, the flag ironclad. On the night of September Ist the entire squadro.i made an attack on Sumter and the other forts. We went up within three hundred yards of Sumter, hoping to blow it up by exploding the powder mag azine. Though we leveled the fort almost to the ground and left it a mass of ruins, the garrison would not surrender. It was a gallant tight. I've never known a gar rison to hold out so long and so success fully. Early in tho morning of Septem ber 2d a solid 10-inch shot struck the tur ret of the Weehawken. It was lired from Fort Moultrie on tne left. The shot drove in a fragment of metal weighing several pounds, which, after shatering my leg, glanced off and broke the arm of a sailor standing by me. "I spent four months in bod. and at the end of that time the bones were as loose as ever. It was long before they knit. That was the end of my naval ca reer during tho war. 1 was never quite cured. Tbe wound is still painful, es pecially in damp weather. The leg swells up every day, and at night time is al ways a full inch bigger than when I rise. I can only walk with a cane, as you see. But otherwise, thank God! I am in good health and have nothing to complain of " It is known that General Walter (J. Gresham, secretary of state, is on the pension roll for a wound received in the Atlanra campaign. But few people realize how painful that wound was and how seriously it complicates the ailments un der which he is suffering at present. He lies at the Arlington hotel, and only a few days ago was thought to be at the point of death. His physicians will allow him to see no one. From a comrade in aims and a warm personal friend who was a member of his command at the time of the casualty. I received a detailed aoeount, possinly the first thoroughly accurate story ever published. "General Gresham," said my inform ant, "'commanded the Fourth division of Blair's corps in the lighting before At lanta. On July 20. 1804. Sherman's army crossed the Peach Tree creek, constituting the left of the army. A general engage ment was expected next day. Ife got Eis division In line of battle to make a charge on Bald hill,occupied, as is was afterward •learned, by dismounted confederate cav alry. Gresham rode out further than he should beyond his line, and was picked out by a sharpshooter. A shot hit him in tbe. groin and passed out at tho hip. Por some time it was thought that he could not pull though without the loss of his leg. and would have a tough job of it even then. But tho leg was saved. A year after I saw the general at Willard's hotel inWashirigton, whither he had been taken from the hospital. Even then he was not aole to move without assistance. To this day the wound is a continual drain on his system, and lavs him open to pleuritic attacks. In damn weather lie suffers excruciating pain from tbe wound. THEIRS A LIVING DEATH All These and Many More Heroes and Martyrs Have Suffered for Their Country, and Are Today Anything but Healthy Men GRESHAM BEFORE ATLANTA I did not learn this from him. He is ono of the most reticent of ni*n about his own affairs. He never complains. Those who are thrown with him, however, no tice, as I have noticed, that now and again he draws himself together as if in an agony of pain. But never a word es capes him. His wiie watches over him with the most mi remitting attention, the most loyal love and devotion. She is con stantly at his bedside, and cannot conceal her anxiety." Even Corporal Tanner admits that Greshani is a great and heroic sufforer. "Those hip wounds," the corporal told me, "are painful and dangerous. Gresham will never be a sound man again. But do you know it is a curious fact, borne out by the records of the pension office and the .uedical depattment. that tha comparative mortality is greater among those who have received wounds in tne arm than in the leg." We were sitting in the restaurant above the corporal's ortice in the Washington Loan and Trust building, at F and Sev enth street. The corporal was thought fully putting on a Havana cigar. He was in a talkative mood. "Speaking abnout hip wounds," said he to a reporter of the New York Herald, "let me bring the attention of the people to a couple of strange cases that have come under my attention as a claim agent. One is that of Judge Charles It. Long, now of the supreme court of Mich igan, a G.A.R. veteran. He was shot in the hip and has never fully recovered. When he starts out walking he may go 100 yards withou a mishap. But some times at every five yards or so down he goes prone on. the pavement, and lies there until somebody conies and lifts him up again on his pins. Then there is an other veteran who bears the honored name of William Shakespeare. He is a Democratic lawyer in Kalamazoo. First he lost bis left arm. Then be was wounded by a rifle ball, which struck the leit nip. just escaped the intestines by a miracle and landed in the right groin. That wound has never been allowed to heal, if it did blood poisoning might set in and lio'-.i be a goner. Up to six months ago no less than 22,000 operations had hnen performed on him by other lianas than his own. You see the fact that he has only one hand, and on the opposite side from his wound, makes it impossible for him to operate on himself. During tbe Harrison administration botb these cases received the full pension of $72 a month. They were.among the first to be cut down by tbe present administration. But I be lieve that I will succeed in restoring them to tbe full pension.'" Corporal Tanner, as he is well known, has himself lost both his legs and walks around on wooden ones. I asked him if he would tell mo tbe story cf how he was wounded. He drew himself up as I thought, a little suspiciously. "I understand,", he said, "thatsome of Colonel Waring's friends have been hunt ing up my war record since I had the pleasure of saying a few words about him in New York. They are welcome to do so. My record is in the war department. As to my wound, I received it at tbe second battile of Bull Run, in Kearney's division, where I belonged. Apiece of shell struck me and smashed both my legs. Since then 1 have submitted to three operations, the last on February Otb. I feel as 1 had been distrbutini pieces of my body ail over the country. ' Then tbe corporal remembered that bis wife was awaiting dinner for him, and stumped off without the formality of a leave-taking. Did he think I was one of Colonel Waring's friends? A great sufferer is General A. J. Fleas anion, the hero of Chanccllorsville. who, by bis personal gallantry, saved that bat tie from becoming a disastrous rout. Once he was among the best known and most popular men in Washington. His name was in everybody's mouth as that of one of the greatest of Northern cavalry officers. For five tears he has been in absolute retirement, the victim of a fistula contracted at the time when he spent fin- majority of bis working hours in the saddle. Tbe last doctor who bas seen bim pro fessionally was Surgeon General Bliss, a lifelong friend. He performed several painful surgical operations, rendered still more painful by the fact that tbe general stoutly refusedthe aid of anaesthetics. The operatins were successful in remov ing the fistula, but a number of abcesses broke out ail over the patient's body. He is now coverod with them, but he will not take professional advice. He swears that doctors aro no good. The general is confined to bis room in a curious little old fashioned boarding house, know as as the Greason nousc, at No. 1303 E street. It is kept by Martha W. Greason, whose father wus a friend of General Fleasanton. Sixteen years ago the general came to live in the house, fleeing from the influx of visitors who annoyed him at the larger hotels in which he formerly lived. "It is because they obey orders that I have been here so long," he said the other day. Mrs. Greason. in fact, prides herself on her obedience to orders. She mounts guard in the parlor every day una allows no one to pass up to the invalid's room save a few intimate and congenial friends. She is a large, good-natured body, who suffers trom dropsy and shares the general's contempt for doctors. ■ "Four years ago, she told me, "I be gan to swell up. The doctors said they could help me. They brought tubs and things, such a lot uf them that I thought now I'm going to emerge quite nice and genteel looking. But lor! they tapped me and filled up their buckets and carted them away, but I grew larger than ever. And now I have no more use for doctors. Neither has the general. He is one of tbe wittiest and most entertaining men you ever saw. A doctor friend of his insisted in leaving him some pills. He took one ami it was so nasty that he spat it out and threw tbe whole box away. Next morning there were a couple of dead sparrows lyiujg under the gen eral's windows. 'YeS'says he'ana I'd have been with tbe sparrows if I had taken the pills.' " Mis. Greason laughed so heartily as to show a full row of very pretty teeth. "Such a generous man as the general is," she went on. "He reads all the medical avertisoments and tries everything that he thinks would do him good. Ana if it does he insists on sharing it with me. Lor! you know, the general's wealthy, iHe didn't stay here for the economy. He gets $1240 a month from the government as pay and pension, and his sister died last vcar and loft bim $50,000." Here a smiling colored woman of mid dle nge appeared, and was introduced as the general's nurse. She occupies a room just adjoining his and holds herself ready to answwer any call. The general moves about little more than from tbe bed to the window where on the fine days he sits and watches tho stream of people go* ing up and down Pennsylvania avenue. He has frequently been confounded with his brother. General A. .1. Fleasan ton of Blue Grass fame. Indeed, when tho latter died in Philadelphia last July many of tbe newspaper notices, even in Washington papers, spoke of the dead man as tbe hero of Cbancellorsville. Gen eral Alfred read the obituaries with a cer tain grim interest. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1895. "So lam dead, am I?" That was bis only comment. A well known figure in Washington ■» Brevet Brigadier General George A. For syth. Few who look at his oreot and stal wart figure would, if they did not know him and his record, believe that his body was at one time riddled with bullets. This was the case in a famous tight with the Cheyenne Indians, at the Arickarce Fork of the Republican river, on Sep tember 10, 1867. With only fifty men he was surrounded by a force of redskins es timated at seven l-uadred or more. Gen eral Forsyth and his men hastily took up a position on a little sond Island where, with knivc ■ and hands as their only im plements, they dug rifle pits for them selves and held the ene:..y at bay for nine days, before assistance arrived. The first day was the most disastrous to both sidef. The Indians repeatedly charged on the little band, and were repeatedly driven back by volley after volley from 'the rifle pits in the island ot death. On that day General Forsyth received a bullet in the r>ght thigh a"nd another in the left leg, while a third clipped off a small portion of his sku!l. By the eighth day the shattered bone of his lett leg stuck througli the wound, and maggots had taken possession ot the exposed flesh. Sixteen of his men wers severely wounded one was killed and three died in the trenches. They had no provisions save raw mulo meat, tho flesh of the animals killed by the Indians, which soon grew too putrid to eat. The band was at tho last extremity when v detachment of troops from Fort Wallace relieved them from their terrible position. The Indians lost 75 killed and 200 wounded. It was the same year the Lieutenant Colonel .l..'mes Powell performed a simi lar feat of valor near Fort Phil Kearney, D. T., against the Sioux Indians under Red Cloud. Colonel Powell was at that very time suffering from wounds received in Georgia during the war. With twenty so/en soldiers and four civilians he was hemmed in by 3000 braves in a corral hastily constructed out of wagon beds laid on the ground, end to end. The first charge was from 800 savage horsemen, who poured down from the surrounding hills. The white men were armed with the newly invented breech loaders, which were unknown to tbeir foes. They waited until the Indians had come within thirty yards of their im provised fort. Then there was a'sheet of flame and a roar, and like dry leaves be fore a gust of wind the Indians were swept aside to tbe right and left, leaving the field covered with dead and dying. And now tbe entire band on foot circled the corral. Masses of Indians preceded by sharpshooters renewed the attack. Again and again they were beaten back by the intangible and invisible foe. The fight continued from 7 o'clock iv the morning until 3 p. m. Even befoie assistance arrived from the fort, the In dians, baffled, awstruck and bleeding, were in full retreat They have since learned the use of the breech loader, but tbo survivors remember sail that awful day, when the gods seemed to be fighting on tne side of the mere handful of white men. Today Colonel Powell lives in Peoria, 111., a mere wreck of bis former self. Paralysis has followed as a result of wounds received, not in the Indian, but in the civil war. He is wheeled around in a perambulator by an attendant. Captain Charles King, the military novelist, lives in Milwaukee. His left arm was shattered in the Apache war in Arizona in 1874, and hejis now on the re tired list. It is lo the leisure thus ac quired that the reading world is indebted for the charming fictions which prove that his pen is at least as mighty as his sword. These are a few of the more notable cases of officers now living who bear the honorable scars of conflict against the foes of the country. Many others have lost a leg, an arm, or one or both eyes. General Dan E. Sickles comes in the first category. General O. O. Howard in tho second. General N. M. Curtis lost an eye at Fort Fisher. i The privates who have suffered aro of course innumerable. In the medical museum at Washington is a scries of photographs taken from life, which form a gallery of strange and ghastly disfigura tions. Some of the most distressing of these cases are where the faco has been so shockingly mutilated that the sufferer remains.an object of pity and even re pulsion. Some of these poor fellows find it a most impossible to make a living, ex cept in seclusion from society. Hence surgeons have frequently yielded to solicitations to repair such facial dam ages as far as possible, even when they had small hope of success. But in some cases, as in that of Sergeant George Prince, for a long time a messenger of the treasury department in Washington, it was tound tliat the inconvenience likely to be caused by an autoplastic operation would scarcely compensate for the possible modification of external de formity. In this case the ball entered on the right side and emerged about an inch below the left eye. The right eve was destroyed, and the bones of the face were fractured so as to disfigure it utterly. Some triumphant cases ot reparation are recorded, however. Dr. Buck s opera tion on Private Klbert Hewitt is consid ered one of tbe chief triumphs of modern plastic surgery. A fragment of a sheil had struck Hewitt's mouth, carrying away the tipper and lower front teeth, lacerating the under lip near the right angle of the mouth, splitting the nose and the upper lip and laying open the right cheek. Here tue lips were reconstructed,a plate cf vulcanite ingeniously adapted to both jaws supplied the loss uf the front teeth, and the face was built up new into tolera ble symmetry. • A still more remarbkable case, unfortu nately not supported, by photographic evidence, was that of Corporal Henry Gibbs, of tbe Sixty-seventh Ohio Volun teers, who lost his entire lower jaw. The report of the attending surgeon states that a plastic operation was performed, pins were put in. and in four weeks ihe patient had entirely recovered, without any apparent external deformity. DANIEL FREEMAN IS MAD He Will flake the City Pay for an Accident Tho mayor yesterday received from Daniel Freeman a lettei notifying bim tbat one of Mr. Freeman's best brood mares bad on Friday fallen into a hole in the street, near Inglewood, at a point where the public sewer had caved in. The writer says that it was a 12-foot hole und it required tbo services of seven ,uen to extricate tne animal and dig her out The msre is crippled and Mr. Free man intends as soon as iio can attend to tbe matter, render an itemized account for damages against tbo city. Incorporated The West Coast Abstract company yes terday filed articles of incorporation. Tne board of directors consists of F. W.Swopc of Riverside, and John McLaren, W. H. Kelly, John R. Berry and Joseph Hyans ol this city._ The capital stock is $50,000, Of which t4G,GSO In subscribed. pkMf jpL^ N. Spring, Near Temple N. Spring, Near Temple N. Spring, Near Temple N. Spring, Near Temple We are offering this week Unexcelled Values in Embroideries, Chantilly Laces. Veilings, Handkerchiefs, Silk and Kid Gloves, Muslin Underwear and Wash Dress Fabrics—a few items of which are here quoted. The assortments are very complete and all in reliable makes. | Laces, Embroideries, Veilings Wash Dress Fabrics 20c, 25c and 30c Per Yard. At 6 t -4c a Yard 100 pieces Point d'Esprit Embroidery in white, pink, blue, cardinal and 40 pieces Nainsook in both striped and checked: a close, tine material, maize. 3 to 5 inches wide. The popular trimming this season for Lawns formerly sold at 10c; will be closed out at 6'j. and other light materials, will be offered at 20c, 25c and .30c per yard. . 12 l-2c, 15c and 20c Per Yard At ,0c a Yard . _, . ~ , „„„ ,•' tj% (.!„«,_ _ia- I ! 7o pieces Liama Cloth, full 32 inches wide, in both light and dark colors. ,o pieces Eylet Km broidery .made on hne 1 2', to 3 inches wide. , soft cashmere finish, and in a beautiful variety of French designs; former \ery choice goods, will be sold at IJ'.c, lflo and 20c per.} aid. I, price 15c; will now bo sold at 10c a yard. 2sc Per Yard | At 12 1.2 c a Yard 25 pieces black and cream Chantilly Lace, all silk. 9 inches wide, in a , . , , choice range of assorted patterns, will be placed on sale at 25c. per yard. .-<» pieces Percales, 3b inches wide, close, heavy material, in both stripes _ ZZZZ '. _ J .- ... _ t . and small, neat designs; this is the 15c grade, and will now be sold at 12h'c. 25c, 30c and 50c Per Yard 1 ■ 00 pieces 27-inc.h Dotted Maline and Tuxedo Veiling, in black, cream, j At 12 l-2c a Yard navy, tan and grey, in the latest style of mesh, will be offered at 25c, 30c | U0 pieces Sateen. 32 inches wide, an extra fine material, henrietta finish, ana 50c per yard. i which will be sold at 12\c a yard. Better grados at 15c and 20c a yard. At 15c Each 15c to 60c a Yard ' 75 dozen Ladies' Sheer Lawn Handkerchiefs, scalloped and hemstitched, embroidered and Spanish work designs. Value for $3 a dozen, will be Just received, a new shipment of Dotted Swiss in all tbe latest novelties, placed on sale at 15c each. in prices varying from 15c to 60c a yard. —- |-T Silk Mitts and Kid Gloves Ladies' Muslin Underwear and Corsets At 25c a Pair At 35c a Pair 50 dozen of ladies' and misses' pure spun Silk Mitts, extra quality, |i 20 dozen of Ladies' Fine Muslin Drawers, well made and neatly finished double-lock stitched, well made and finished, 25c per pair. with tucks and a ruffle of embroidery, 35c a pair. At 25c a Pair At 75c Each 25 dozen of ladies' Silk Taffeta Gloves, black and colored, regular kid , 1« doaen of Ladies' Fine Muslin Gowns, in both plain tucked and em- Buses perfect in fit and finish; former price 35c, now 25c per pair. ' 1 d e^„g ™j c c 'acb trimmed with narrow em- At 65c a Pair " ~ At 80c* Pair 15 dozen of ladies' S-botton length glace and suede Mousquetaire, colored and black; satisfaction guaranteed; small and large sizes only. Regular 32 dozen of Summer Ventilating Corsots, made of thread lace netting price 11, now selling at 65c a pair. and boned with unbreakable corahne, with medium bust and hip fullness, _ — ■ adapted to tbe average form, 50c a pair. At 95c a Pair " ~~ t \ ~™ At 75c a Pair 20 dozen fine French kid (iauntlets, narrow pointed cuffs, patent fasten- j ings, white, with black and red. Emb. backs, yellow emb. in black, all 20 doz<sn of tbe well-known R. &G. Corsets, made of fine Italian cloth, staple colors, self embroidered; worth $1.60, now selling at 05c a pair. I I in both black aud drub, with extra long waists, 75c a pair. At $1 a Pair At $1 a Pair 45 dozen ladies' 4 and 5-button glace kid gloves, large pearl button; best 22 dozen of the Dr. Warner's No. 11l Corsets, well made of fine coutil dollar glove in the city; every pair fitted. Satisfaction guaranteed; $1 a pair. j arid heavily boned with unbreakable coraline, $1 a pair. hi Courteous Illustrated Catalogue Mailed Goods Delivered Strictly Attention Free on Application Free in Pasadena One Price FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY Interest Should Cryst»lHie Into Tangible Coin POPULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS Tbe Executive Committee Makes a Request The Herald Will Receive Contributions to a " Fourth of July Celebration Fund." Read and Act Tho Fourth of July is approaching and tho interest in the celebration is con stantly increasing. The city, through its council, has donated the sum of (1000 to wards defraying the cost of the special and unique features which on that day will be presented, and it is hoped by pop ular subscriptions to make it live times that amount. The Fourth of July executivo committee through its chairman. F. J. Cressy. and its secretary, C. W. Fleming.bas solicited the assistance of The Herald in the mat ter. In accordance with tbat request, this paper will receive contributions or sub scriptions to Fourth of July celebration fund, and will, as occasion requires, pub lish the names of those assisting, togeth er with the amount. Tho interest in the coming celebration of the nation's birth is already great. It should be greater and crystallize itself into a tangible coin or currency form. Patriotism is as widespread among our people as among any similar number of peoDle in the entire United States, and •at is as confidently believed that tbe peo ple—and by the term is meant every ono —will give something upon the occasion. If you cannot spare *100. you may be able to "spare $10:—if not $10, then perhaps you can give $1. The subscription should be a popular one, participated in by the masses. Many small amounts will make a largo aggregate. Send or leave subscriptions for the Fourth of July fund at The Herald busi ness office oil Third street, between Spring «nd Broadway, and its receipt will be acknowledged in the paper on the following mjrning. Do this early. CRUELTY OP A STEPMOTHER Tbe Undeserved Suffering of a Little Girl Who Was Hated by a Brute Complaint was sworn out yesterday afternoon by Humane Officer D.S. Hutch ins charging Mr. and Mrs. Blair of the Highland Villa lodging bouse, at tbe cor ner of First aud Hill streets, with misde meanor. Blair married a young woman after tbe death of his first wife, and she imme diately developed very cruel instincts against the two little girls, Florence and Anna. The first one dieu about tbree weeks ago from spinal meningitis, it is alloged. Sbo was about 8 years old. Tbe other child. Anna, is 10 years old. and it is for their cruel conduct to her tbat Blair and his wife were arrested. The case was investigated some six months ago by Humane OrHcer Wright, who found that Mrs. Blair had been guilty of the most exasperating cruelty to tho little ones. Her principal reason, t appears, for all her inhumanity was tbat the children so mucb resembled their dead mother. At tbat time Blair and bis wife separated on account of b«. ,a oo mini. ble bohavior, and she sought refuge with her parents, who refused to take her in. 8: Alter profuse promises to reform Blair took back his wife, but her conduct to ward tbo children remained as bad as ever. Officer Hutchins has seen over twenty witnesses to tbe acts of abuse of this cruel stepmother, and they are unanimous in branding her as a most in human being. Tbe treatment of tbe child has been horrible. She has been flagged, beaten,clubbed, starved to death, eft without clothes and made to sleep in the bed from which the body of her little dead sister hod but just been removed. All the ne.ghbois agree tbat the chil dren wero nice, well-behaved, loving lit tle girls, who deserved a better fate. An effort will be made to take Anna away from such unsavory parents. IT COSTS MONEY The City Is Quite a Large Employer of Labor The finance committee of tbe council yesterday audited certain city pay rolls for the month of April. The city is one of the largest if not the largest employ ers of labor in this vicinity, disbursing over $20,000 a month regularly tor wages Of this sum the executive and legislative departments of the citytgovernment and the employees about the city hall eat up $8785.38 a month, thu pay of the police department is $0030.07 a month,the parks got $4802.55 a month, the pay roll of the fire department is $3774.05 a month, that of tho street department is $4681.41 a month and that of the water overseer is $278.75 a month. The figures above do not of course include money paid out by the city for supplies, rent of engine houses and such thin gs. Resolutions of Respect At a meeting of tne board of directors of the Louisville Water company, the fol lowing resolutions, bearing on tbe death of Dr. r. L. Burnett, were adopted: J We have learned with profound regret and sorrow of the death of Dr. Theodore L. Burnett of Los Angeles, CaL, who. in former years, was an honored and highly esteemed and efficient officer of this com pany : therefore, be it Resolved, first—Tbat we sincerely mourn the sudden and unexpected death of Dr. Burnett, 011 led nwar in tbe vigor of noble young manhood and eminent use fulness in his profession. His official and personal relations with the company and its management were such as to greatly endear him to us. and command our high appreciation of bis noble qual ities and attributes of heart and mind. Second—The ways of a wise Providence are inscrutable, aud we bow with humble submission to Him who doeth all things for the best, however greot and heavy tbe grievous burnens may be. Third—We tender our deep sympathy to our co-director, Judge T. L. Burnett, father of Dr. Burnett, and to his grief* stricken farailv, and to the bereaved wife of the deceased in the great and irrepar able loss they have sustained. Fourth—That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this company, and copies thereof, under tho seal or the com pany, he transmitted to our co-director. Judge Burnett, and his family, and to the wife of tbe deceased. Attest: WM. F. INGRAM, Treasurer. I think the loveliest quality that a wom an can have is sympathy. A woman who has sympathy, who is honestly interested in other people, and who bas dainty ways and looks, however plain tbe Lord may have made her lace, will please those who meet her; aud make those who know love ber; and she ia surely a loveable woman, if not a lovely one. Tbe loveliest charm that a woman can have is, not beauty, but grace. I think I should say that a woman who had grace and sympathy was a lovely woman.—Octave Tbanet. A. A. Kckstrom nas removed to 334 South Sprint street with bis stock of wall papoj. Vsz asKsm Fasily set?. Do You Want Fashionable Clothing ? That is the kind we keep. Everything up-to-date; always receiving something new. Have you noticed those handsome patterns in our show windows in Men's Suits for $10, $12.50, $15, $17.50 and $20, Or the many pretty styles in Boys' Suits for $1.50, $2.50, $3, $3.50, $4 and $5? On the principle " That the outside of a store is the index to the inside," we stand firm in the claim that our store is on the inside all that the outside indicates, viz: A FIRST-CLASS ESTABLISHMENT. Our Furnishing Goods Department is making rapid strides to the front. HARRIS & FRANK, Proprietors, 110 to 125 North Spring Street.