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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 28.
PLUNGES INTO THE CAHABA.
Fearful Wreck of a Train
on the Louisville and
Nashville.
CROWDED COACHES FALL
INTO THE RIVER.
Fiends Remove a Rail on a
High Bridge for the Purpose
of Robbery.
MANY PASSENGERS GO DOWN
TO THEIR DEATH.
After Descending More Than Oae
Hundred Feet the Cars Are Con
sume! by Fire.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Dec. 27.— One of
■ the most disastrous wrecks in the history
erf Southern railroads happened thirty-six
miles south of here this morning, in
which at least twenty-six persons were
killed outright and ten others injured,
two of whom will die. The ill-fatca train
was a Louisville and Nashville one which
runs from here to Blocton, a distance of
forty miles. The train left here at 5:30
a. m. in charge of- Engineer Frank White
and Conductor A. P. Connell. Pour miles
north of Btocton the .entire train, made
up of an engine, baggage-car and two pas
senger coaches, crashed through a bridge
700 feet long and 110 feet hieh into the
Cahaba River,
A rail had been removed from the track
and .when the engine struck this 300 feet
of the bridge gave way and went down
with the train. Immediately the wreck
tooK tire, the water being only about
three feet deep, and before efficient help
could be obtained the unfortunate passen
gers and trainmen wno were pinioned
under the debris were burned to death in
sigl.t of other victims of the disaster.
Some of the passengers not so badly
hurt managed to crawl out and they did
all they could in assisting others, but with
little avail. The dead are:
■JTrank White, engineer, of Birming
ham.
George Cabney, flagman, of Birming
ham.
A. P. Connt:ll, conductor, of Birming
ham.
Tom Streetee, colored porter, of Bir-
ing num. .. ; , . ..'■-.. „ . -. ....
Jokdas Powell,- wife and eight, children |
of Bloctonf , : \
Mrs. Henry Hasbeeey and two chil- I
dren of Birmingham.
James Doolix, express messenger, of
Gut brie, Ky. *
L. W. Martin, Brook wood.
Bruce i Hii&m, Blocton.
£. W. Tißns and wife, Campbelltown.
Andrew Bryson, Biocton.
George Glkndall, Helena, and four
others, unidentified.
T.-ie injured are: Edward Echo's, slight
ly; Henry llanberry, ribs broken; Powell
(child), baJiy burned; Mrs. Walker of
Blocton, internally, will die; Airs. Walk
er's three children, slightly; Miss Booth
of Blocton, internally, will aie; Stan
Stewart, arm broken.
To add horror and fury to the event,
the flames from the stoves in the coaches
set tire to the wreckage, and the entire
mass was burned to the edge of the water.
The only one of the train crew that
escaped with his life from the wreck was
the colored firemau, Sam Spencer. He
jumped from the engine while it was in
midair and falling into the river escaped,
almost by a miracle, with a broken arm.
Wild with fright, he fled for the nearest
s'ation to give the alarm, but before he
reached there s farmer passing saw the
condition of affairs and drove to a tele
graph station with his horse at full speed.
Messages were sent to this city and a relief
train went to the scene, but ere it reached
there the flames had done all their work.
- The bridge was a ponderous wooden
structure, with an iron span of 200 feet in
the center, and just at the beginning of
the ironwork train- wreckers had pulled
the spike? and removed one of the rails.
When the engineer discovered this, as j
was apparent from the position of bis
throttle and reverse lever, lie immediately
attempted to step, but was running at
such a rate of speed as to carry down the
bridge. Every evidence showed that train
wreckers had been at work.
As soon as news was received here both
the Louisville and NashvilJe and Southern
railways sent out relief trains loaded with
physicians, and everything possible was
done for those who had been fortunate
enough to get away from reach of the
flames, which consumed all of the coaches
and a part of the bridge. Many of the
dead were, charred feompletely beyond
recognition.
The exact number that perished will
never be known, but it is believed it will
roach thirty-five.
To cap the. climax, one of the relief
trains whicfi left here ran into the rear
end of the wrecking-train, which was
stopped about 150 feet from the bridge, and
came near knocking it in on top of the
burning train. In this accident the fol
lowing were injured: Sam Eastis, will
die; William Rast, will die; Wood Camp
bell, leg broken; Charles L. Stone, legs
badly hurt; John --Kitteu bury, ankle
broken. .
WORK OF THE NORHENN
After Wrecking the. Jr»in 1 hey Applied
the Torch.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Dec, 27.— One of
the survivors oi the wreck told one of the
physicians that just after the train pitched
Into the abyss three roujh-lookine men
came from the woods near the wreck and
• went throush the coaches as much as the
flames would admit them and then made
orr hurriedly.
It is also stated that these men aided
the flames by setting fire to other portions
of the wreck. It is confidently believed
the train was wrecked by the three men
and the work was accomp.ished by re
moving a rail on the bridge.
The wrecked engine bumping across the
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ties is supposed to have made the bridge
give way. The theory of a removed rail is
supported by the fact that the engine was
found with the lever reversed and steam
shut off. If the bridge had simply col
lapsed the en:ine, they say, would have
hit on the piers and broken its front, but
the wreck shows that it did not strike any
thing that way.
Thousands of persons have besieged
the railroad offices all day. inquiring for
friends they thought might have been
on the train; but tne railroad officials
can give them no solace, as the bodies are
absolutely unrecognizable.
Superintendent Agee of the Southern
Express Company is an attentive visitor
to the railroad offices and is gathering in
formation, his company be>ng interested
in the lawless acts that have recently
stricken the Birmingham district with
horror.
The country in which the acts have been
committea is celebrated as the home of
the notoriotfs train-robber, Rube Burrows,
and thß scene of some of his exploits.
There seems no doubt that he has follow
ers who perpetrate like deeds and find
refuge in the steep crags of their moun
tain homes.
PROTEST OF AMERICAN CITIZENS.
From Jerusalem Comes ' a Complaint
Against the Practices of Certain .
Minions of the Sultan. j <
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 27.— A letter
to the New York Times postmarked Jeru
salem, December 8, which was delivered
yesterday, contained the report of a meet
ing held on November 30 by citizens of the
I United States living in Jerusalem to take
j action and protest against an order revok
ing certain privileges of protection enjoyed
under the prestige of United States citi
zenship. ■
The meeting formulated an address and
instructed a committee to forward' it to
President Cleveland. The address begins:
At this moment, when this nation (Turkey)
is shaking with apprehension of civil discord
and war, end when we scarcely know what to
; loot for on the coming day, the situation of
the United States citizens resident here is
made extremely perilous by the untimely or-;
ders Issued to our diplomatic officers to with
] hold all Government protection from, those
i whom they may reasonably suspect of not
| having the intention of returning to the
j United States.
Ocr Government must certainly know that
independent of such an order the status of
United States citizens in '■ Tursey, ■ although
busid upon the rights, privileges and immu
nities granted them by treaty, is already non
si>ti potent. --. We therefore protest against the
application of this order.
The reasons for the protest are summed
up in five sections. The first says that
the rights granted by treaty to reside and
own real estate in Jerusalem are not
limited - in ' time, and that those the order
Specially "affects are the nrmrtitari;; of
j poor, aged Hebrews who have settled'
i there to spend their days in the land of
their forefathers. The second says that it
cannot be shown thai the loyalty of
American citizens ha 3 in any degree
diminished by reason of their absence
from their native or adopted country.
Section '6, in full, states:
While residing In the Sultan's dominions
they enjoy the privilege of the extra-terri
torial jurisdiction of the United States, are
subject to its laws and amenable to its tribunal
alone." The refusal of the Government to grant
protection to those who have never renounced'
their allegiance, or to enforce treaty rights on
their behalf, is branding them with the mark
of Cain, so that all who meet them may slay
them. (
An addition declares that the order is
equivalent to an act of expatriation, a
power never granted by the constitution
nor by any act of Congress to be exercised
by any officers over their, fellow-citizens.
Section 4 says that the promulgation of
the order at the present time of danger is
impolitic and cruel, and has added fuel to
the increasing hostility manifested to
ward all foreigners, and especially to
Americans. Section 5 reads:
The protection which our consuls have been
able for some years past to grant us has been
more nominal than real. Redress for offenses
committed by natives against United States
citizens sought through our consulate from
the native court Is in most instances treated
with disdain, aud those referred to the au
thorities at Constantinople are consigned to
some place whence there is no return.
Consequently, for the wrongs from which
many of us, entirely innocent of any offense,
are suffering, wrongs which not only affect our
riehts, but in some' cases involve many thou
sands of dollars, remain unredressed. There
fore, until these wrongs are righted and our
just claims enforced, many of us are compelled
to remain, however earnestly we may desire
to return to our native land.
PURE LEG EXHAUSTED
So the Xew Tear's deceptions Will lie
Made Brief.
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 27.— The Standard
will to-morrow publish a dispatch from
Rome saying that the Pope was much ex
hausted after bis reception of the cardin
als on Wednesday last, on which occasion
he made a speech in which he deplored
the situation of the Papacy in Italy and
stated that his intentions in making over
tures to King MeneliK of Abyssinia to re
lease the Italian prisoners held by him
have been misrepresented. The Standard's
correspondent adds that it is cot likely
that His Holiness will be able to hold his
New Year receptions on successive days in
accordance with his custom. Arrange
ments are making to have the receptions
as brief as possible.
Death of .i .\,>ted Scientist.
BERLIN, Germany, Dec. 27.— Professor
Eroil dv Bois-Reymond, a distinguished
physiologist, died in this city yesterday.
Professor Dv Boin-Reymond was born in
| Berlin in 1818. He began studying theol
! ozy. but abandoned this for natural
j science. After a sojourn at Bonn he re
turned to Berlin and studied anatomy and
physiology under Jan Muller, and under
his ndvice undertook nil resenrches ir. an
imal electricity on which subject he pub
lished several woiks.
Jilojyed With a Oijpat/.
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 27.— The (stand
ard's Vienna correspondent telegraphs
that t!ie Princess Carraman - Chamay,
formerly Miss Clara Ward of Detroit,
Mich., who eloped with Janos Rigo, a
Hungarian Gypsy musician, spent i hrist
mas eve at the home of Rigo's parents at
Stuhlweissenberg, Hungary. The Prin
cess Las purchased a house and several
acres of land, which bhe has given to her
paramour's parents. On Christmas day a
number of Gypsy bands serenaded Rigo
and the Princess. The couple will go to
America in the spring.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1896.
Scene in Trinity Church as the Funeral Services Over the Body of Kate Field Were in Progress.
SENOR CANOVAS
IS INDEPENDENT
Says the Cuban Question
Does Not Concern
Uacia Sam.
There ore Negotiations for Settle
ment Have Not Been Made
With This Country.
Thinks Spain Can Suppress the
Insurrection Without Any
Foreign Aid
LONDON. E*g., Dec. 27.— A dispatch
from Madrid to the Central News says
that Senor Canovas del Castillo, the Prime
Minister, denies that negotiations have
been or will be opened with the United
States locking to the pacification of Cuba.
The Prime Minister holds that the Cuban
question is one of internal politics which
in no wise concerns the United States or
any other foreign power, and he is still
confident that Spain is fully able to sup
press the insurrection in Cuba without
asking for or accepting the good offices of
any Government to secure that end.
RON MACED WAS KILLED.
First Correct Version of the Affair from
the General's Secretary.
NLW YORK, N. V.. Dec. 27.— A letter
received here by a member of the Cuban
Junta fiom the secretary of the late Gen
eral Maceo gives the first really official in
formation of his death. It says that
Maceo was not Defrayed to the Spaniards
under a flag of truce. He had passed the
trocha with thirty of his officers, his inten
tion being to concentrate the forces of
Havana Province and probably attack the
city while Weyler was away in the field.
His plan was betrayed to the Spaniards,
and for this Dr. Zertucha is suspected.
At San Pedro, near Havana, the party
had to pass along a roadway, on one side
of which wa« a stone wall. A company
of Spanish sharpshooters had been sta
tioned behind It. General Maceo and
young Gomez were in advance of the rest
of the Suddenly the riflemen fired
a volley, killing Maceo and Gomez. Justz
and Nodarse, who were following closely
behind, were also killed instantly. The
writer of the letter was wounded, but
made his escape. The remaining members
of Maceo's staff were allowed to escape.
POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT
Chandler Show* Jhat Then Are Sot as
Gr'at an Cleveland tiuppotes.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 27.-Sena
tor Chandler of New Hampshire takes
issue with President Cleveland as to the
power vt sted in the President of the
United States to alone recognize or not rec
ognize the belligerency or independence of
a loreign country or a dependency of that
country. He lines upon the side of Cuba,
and in an interview made public to-night
he takes strong grounds in favor of the
ritrhts of Congress. Discussing the sub
ject he says:
The new immigration law, if It passes, will
require foreigners coming to live in this coun
try to read and write as a test five lines of the
United States constitution. There are certain
five lines which eminent Spanisb-American
lawyers ought to read. Section 8, after enumer
ating in seventeen clauses the powers of Con
gress, adds another as follows: "IS— To make
all laws which shall be necessary and proper
for carrying into execution the foregoing
powers and all other powers vested by this
constitution in the Government of the United
States or in any department or officer thereof."
A study of the above clause may lead some
of the defiant advocates of an arrogant per
sonal government at the executive mansion to
revise their assertions. It Is not contended
that the above clause 18 gives Congress power
by law passed over a veto by a two-thirds vote
to Interfere with any power made exolusivo in
the President by express words or necessary
implication. What are the powers expressly
given to the President?
1. To command the army and navy.
2. To grant pardons.
3. To make treaties (with the consent of the
Senate).
4. To appoint officers of the United States.
5. To convene Concress and to adjourn It
when the two houses disagree.
6. To receive Embassadors and other public
ministers.
7. To take care that :. ; '-vws be faithfully
executed. I
8. To commission officers of the United
States.
The above are all the powers granted. Com
pare them with the long list of powers given
to Congress, including that to declare war and
provide for the common defense and general
welfnre, and ending with the power given in
the above clause 18 to make all laws necessary
and proper to carry into execution all the
powers vested in the Government *'or In any
department or officer thereof."
The President may coinmaud the army and
navy. Yes; but Congress by law may give
him specific direction^ what to do with them,
to use them in tmy particular direction or not
to use them at ail. He may grant pardons.
Yes; but Congress may by law open all prison
doors and let the criminals go free. He may
make treaties with the consent of the Senate
and they become laws. Here is the only
power to roake law not vested in Congress.
He may appoint officers. Yes; but Congress
may create and abolish the offices and regu
late the power of appointment by civil service
rules; ho is to commission all officers, but he
can commission only those who are ap
pointed in pursuance of law. He is to receive
the loreign Ministers. Yes; but only minis
ters from countries which Congress chooses to
have recognized. If two governments are
striving for control of a country Congress may
by law decide which government die United
States will recognize, and the President is
bound to obey the law and receive a minister
from that government and refuse to receive a
minister from the other.
The idea that the President has the sole pre
rogative of deciding what Government shall
be recognized by the United States has no
foundation whatever in any words to be seen
in the constitution. The fact that the Presi
dent has recognized new Governments without
Congressional expression when Congress and
the people have approved his actfon is no
proof whatever that when they disagree with
him they cannot control him bylaw. He is
their agent and when he does what they want
him to do no law is needed.
When he threatens to conduct himself as
otherwise, whether by action or non-action,
the whole subject may be controlled by a law
passed over a veto under the ample powers in
Congress granted by section 8 of article lof
the constitution, which are no; restricted nor
limited in this respect by any other clause in
the constitution. There Is no escape for the
advocates of monarch ial Government In Wash
ington from the provisions of clause 18, sec
tion 8. article 1.
It is singular that the only two Presidents
who have undertaken to defy Congress have
been Andrew Johnson and Orover Cleveland.
The one tried to create and maintain against
the will of Congress ten new State govern
ments in this union; the other claims the
right agniust the will of Congress to aid in
sustaining abroad a bloody tyranny over an
oppressed people. Mr. Johnson betrayed and
abandoned the party which elected him, his
treachery was condemned by all Hunt-minded
men and he went out of office without a party
and without a friend. Mr. Cleveland still lin
gers with as.
NO NOT NEED TROOPS.
But Members of the Junta Would Be
Glad of Congressional Aid.
BUTTE, Moxt., Dec. 27.— Captain Bor
deaux, the Cuban trader, received the fol
lowing letters to-day from T. EUrada
Palma, of the Cuban Junta, and Gonzales
de Qursada of the Cul an Embassy in an
swer io an offer to furnish men for Cuba:
Nkw York, N. Y. Dec. 27.
Captain J. T. Bordeaux, Jiuttc, ttovt.— Dear
Sir: Your valued lavor of the 15th inst. has
been received and contents noted. I beg
to tender you in the name of the Kepnblic of
Cuba my best thanks for your generous offer.
Unfortunate y, however, for our purposes, ihe
laws of the United States forbid enlistments
hero for foreign armies. Should circumstances
change, as I hope they may, your proposition
will be duly considered. Yours truly,
T. Estrada .Palma.
Don Quesada's letter is as follows:
Washington, D. C, Dec. 20.
Captain J. T. Bordeaux, Jiutte, Mont.— Dear
Eir: Yours of the 15 Ji inst. at hand. In re
ply to your offers of volunteers to go to Cuba I
must tell you that besides being objectionable
I to the Government of the United States and
contrary to the laws it is an impossibility to
send men there. What you have done in send
ing your resolutions to Senators and Con
gress is much more to the point, and I would
suggest that ..you petition your Legislature to
instruct your Senators and Representatives to
vote and uphold with vigor the Cameron reso
lution now before the Senate.
You can telegraph your Senators at once
and that will do more good tban enlisting
men, since we cannot accept any help that
might compromise the cause and this Govern
ment. Sincerely thanking you, I remain yours
gratefully, Gonzales Qcesada.
In accordance with Don Quesada's sup
; gestion iaptain Pordeanx will iniiti<-di
ately prepar? petitions to the Legislature,
calling on that body to pass a resolution
urging Senators Mantle and Carter and I
Coneressman Hartmann to support the
Cameron resolution.
GOING OVER AN "COLONISTS"
But After the Band Gets lliere It Wtll
Fight for Cuba.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 27.— A special
from El Reno, I. T., says: Cuoan sympa
thizers here have formed an oath-bound
organization which contemplates fighting
for the insurgents without violating the
United States neutrality laws. The mem
bers, composed of able-bodied men, are to
go to Cuba as colonizers and to purchase
or lease lands for the "cultivation, manu
facture and sale of tobacco."
After Cuba is reached, say the by-laws
which have been adopted, "other civic
enterprises, to be decided upon later, may
be entered into."
The members of the colony shall not be
less than 100 nor more than 200, and the
membership fee, to be paid after arrivirfg
in Cuba, is set at $100. The colonists are
to provide themselves with firearms at
their own expense for "personal^ protec
tion," and are to pay their own expenses
to the sea coast, from which they shall
embark, going as individuals.
Price Meant Business.
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 27,— Major Ewing
Trice cf General Roloff's staff, held a
lengthy consultation with Colonel D. S.
Harriman, local leader of the Cuban
movement, and ether insurgent sympa
thizers, yesterday.
While unwilling to explain just why he
came here, Major Price intimated that he
meant business and had the necessary
authority to raise troops and funds. Ar
rangements for a public meeting Tuesday
night, at which he will make the principal
speech, have been made.
STARIEL IN CARSHOPS
Fire Causes a Loss of One Hundred
yhounand J>ollars at Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN, N. V., Dec. 27.— A fire
which caused a damage of" nearly $100,000
started shortly before 1 o'clock this after
noon in the repair shops of the Bushwick
division of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad
Company, situated on tha block bounded
by Myrtle, Si. Nicholas, Gates and Wyck
off avenues. The building, a one-story
brick structure, was quickly destroyed, to
gether with thirteen cars. There was a
strong wind blowing. The flames swept
across Myrtle avenue to Welz & Serwick's
brewery, on ths opposite side oi the street,
which was partially destroyed. Thr«e
four-story frame buildings us«>d for stor
age purposes were completely destroyed.
Tiie fire is supposed to have had its ori
gin in a defective electric wire in the car
stables. The loss sustained by the car
stabWs is about $50,000, whi c that of Welz
it Serwick is placed at $40,000. The losses
are said to be well covered ty insuiance.
Trntnps Jh'ire a Circus Train.
WICHITA. Kans., Dec. 27.— Tramp? set
fire to the circus train of Bond Bros, last
night, and five cars containing animals
were completely burned before the fire de
partment could rpach them. One tramp,
named Archie Morrison, was fatally
burned. It is said that the tramps set the
cars on fire because of a grievance against
the circus management.
To Attend the Wedding.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 27.— Vice-Pres
ident Stevenson arrived here last night
from Washington, accompanied by his
wife and daughter. The family came to
attend the wedding to-morrow night of
the Vice-President's niece. Miss Jnlia
Scott, to Carl Vrooman. 'I hey are the
guests of Lieutenant Charles S. Bromwell,
at 4102 Westminster place.
SAD SEQUEL TO
A BANK FAILURE
Otto Wasmansdorff Commits
Suicide at His Home
in Chicago.
Constant Worry and Mental
Anxiety Prcbably Unbal
ances His Mind.
After Romping With a Grandchild
He Retires to His Room and
Shoots Himse f.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 27.— 0tt0 Was
mansdorff of the banking firm of Was
mansdorff & Heinemann, which failed
here last Monday as a result of the col
lapse of the National Bank of Illinois,
committed suicide at his home, 549 Cleve
land avenue, this morning, by shooting
himself in the right temple with a re
volver.
The constant worry and mental anxiety
of tiie past week consequent upon the
failure is believed to be the cause. He had
scarcely slept during thac time, and al
though it is generally believed that the
bank will discharge its obligations in full,
Mr. Wasmansdorff saw that his standing
in financial circles had been imperiled.
The banker was an emotional German,
and his anxiety during the past week was
pitiable. Insomnia resulted from his
troubles, aud it is thought his mind may
have been temporarily deranged. He re
mained in the house all morning, after
passing a sleepless night. Shortly before
11 o'clock he was romping with his little
grandchild in the sitting-room.
Mrs. Wasmansdorff left them there for
a few minntes but when she returned the
child was alone. She inquired for her hus
bsndand the little girl Mid he had gone
upstairs. The baby'was sentjafter him and
discovered his body in a front bedroom ly
ing across the bed. B.ood WBS oozing
from an ugly wound in the right temple
and a revolver was lying near his right
hand. Nobody heard the report of the
weapon. Two doctors were sent for but
all they were called upon to do was to pro
nounce the banker dead.
Otto Wasmansdorff was born in Fiener
ode, near Magdeburg, Prussia, November
9, 1840. He came to America in 1863 and
has been a resident of Chicago ever since.
SMASHED THE B G HORN.
A Gitng of Men Hatter the Great Jnstru-
meat of Torture.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 27.— A special
from FranKlin, Ind., says: The mammoth
McKinley horn which is being carried
from Tuscola, 111., to Washington by the
member* of the McKinley Tinhorn Club
of the former city, was broken to pieces
when it reached the iittle town of Trafal
gar, five miles southwest of here.
The men who were carrying it arrived at
Trafalgar at noon, where they were wel
comed by a nunioer of leading Republi
cans and taken to dinner at the home of a
Republican politician. While enjoying
the meal a gang of men smashed the horn
flat by jumping pn it and had then
doubled it up and masbt-d it again until
it was crushed out of all resemblance to
its former self. It was brought to this
city, where an effort will be made to
patch it up.
Governor of French Indio-China.
PARIS, France, Dec. 27.— Ex-Minister
Doumer has been appointed Governor of
French Indio-China in place of M. Rous
seau, who di ed a short time ago at Hanoi
FIVE CENTS.
AT LAST SHE
IS AT REST
Remains of Kate Field Cre
mated at Odd Fellows'
Cemetery.
SIMPLE AND IMPRESSIVE
SERVICES.
Prayer and Hymns and Crowds
and Flowers at Trinity
Ciiurch.
BRIEF CEREMONIES AT THE
CREMATORY.
A Bnnch ot White Ross S nt by
Presdent Cleveland Rasted
on the Bier.
Almost hidden by a pall of violets the
casket containing all that was mortal of
Kate Field rested before the sanctuary of
Trinity Church, and some one had placed
among the purple blossoms a bunch of
lilies of the valley, the favorite flower of
the authoress. Beside the snow-white
lilies were a few dry and withered edel
weiss from the snow-clad: Alps of Switzer
land, the tribute of a laborer on the docks,
and among the floral pieces was a bunch
of pure white roses,- sent by ; order of the
President of the United, States— for Miss
Field was known by high and low, and
everywhere she counted friends. .
■Within the chancel was a bower of ever
green, and among the,, fir branches and
the palms were placed the tributes from
others who knew Miss Field and mourned
her death. They came from everywhere —
from those among whom Miss Field had
labored and from those who knew her by
fame; from the lovers of truth, who,* hav
ing seen her ' work, read ana were in
structed, and' from friends which she
made on every, side and in every place,
and who knew that one of the sunbeams
of the I country had in her death been
turned to darkness. ,
- At ; 2 . o'clock the hearse arrived at the
, church, and the organ pealed forth a dirge
as the procession came slowly up the
aisle. ; The ; rector led tne way, repeating
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vices lor the dead, and l the r people; rose
and bowed their heads as the body- bearers
passed with their burden. Following im
mediately after the rector and before the
casket walked the pall-bearers, twelve in
number, representing the City, the mer
chants and the press, and- behind the
casket were Mrs. Highton, her mother and
Miss Ada Van Pelt.
Reaching the chancel the rector turned
and faced the people and waited while the
casket was laid just at the base of an ivy
cros3. ;
Then the choir took up the strains of
tha dirge and chanted the first hymn of
the service, the people still standing in
reverence ana the rector repeating a silent
prayer.
As the throb of the organ died away the
rector advanced to the desk to read the
lesson. "But now is Christ arisen from
the dead and become the first fruits of
them that slept," were the rector's open
ing words as he told of the glories of the
resurrection and the promises of salvation
which it implied. Once more the organ
resounded through the church and an
other hymn was sung. Then going to
the inner sanctuary, among the flowers
and ferns and waving palm leaves and
evergreens, the rector again faced the
people and led them in the Lord's prayer.
Again the procession v formed and once
more the organ spoke in sorrow as the
casket was borne away. This time the
HEW TO-DAT. 1
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SEEDS OF HEALTH.
Eating the wrong tilings, and too much
of them at the wrong time, gives the
stomach and the other digestive organs
too much to do—gives them work that
they cannot be expected to do. Such
things prevent the free and regular ac-
tion of the bowels, bring sick headaches,
biliousness, : kidney troubles, restless
sleep, lassitude, ' nervousness, and ' plant
the seeds of disease in all parts of the
body. Health comes just as easy as dis-
ease. It grows up from those little sugar-
coated seeds of health— Dr. _ Pierces
Pleasant Pellets. They are for • nothing
in the world but to keep the bowels reg-
ular, the stomach free from gas and fer-
mentation, and the liver active.
They go about their business without
making ; any fuss. They are very gentle
in their action and cause no griping, or
other unpleasantness. .- -
„' They do not take the place of Nature
— they merely , help her. No one . ever
becomes a slave to their use. -When the
digestive action becomes regular and vig-
orous — stop taking the ''Pellets." When
you I have eaten too much — take one.
When constipation shows itself and head-
ache begins — take the Pellets for a
day or two.
..: Dr.; Pierces Pleasant Pellets— it's an
easy name Ito remember. Don't . let a
designing druggist talk you into " some-
thing just as good. 'He makes more
money on ; ;i the " just as good" kind,
i That's why he would rather sell them.
That's why you had better not take them;

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