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W A TTD TvHTT7VrTD W)N VOLUME I. MEMPHIS, MISSOURI, THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 1891. NUMBER 37 TRIBUTE TO GEN. GRANT THE STATUE OF THE DEAD COMMANDER UNVEILED. The Ceremonies Preceded by an Impos ing Street Parade CltlzeiiH antl Soldiery I'nlte In Doing Honor to the Hero of the Keui-lllon Crcat Naval Display. Grant Day In hieaKO. f-'unshine ami rain waned fiercely and unremittingly with each otlior in C lit -cago to determine which wou'd have the mastery when it came to unveil the (rant stati:e. Anil Pint bus won a xlaz.zling victory, and all the people re joiced It would have been a bitter disappointment ha 1 it teen ordered otherwise. The silken cord was gently pulled by the fair hands of the daughter of Gen. William M Strong, and responsive to her timid action the white drapery was loosed from the ligure beneath it. fluttered a n o cent in tie' I reeze and fell, disclosing in all the majestic ea'm of a h- roie man s ulptured 'in bronze by a master hand. For a mo rn nt admiration held th mult'tud spellbound, incapable of uttering an xclamat on. Then, plowing with pride and patriot:? n, from a hundred .thousand threats went up such a mighty Shout as Is r.irely heard. It was th apotleosis if their adniration the wire at'ame with enthusiasm. t'ne minute before v - unveiling s signal gun was fired to v rn the gab bling. excit d and expectant throng tha everything was in readiness for tin rcremonv. Slowly the ?e onds tieki : by and there was a vast hush Scarce)) a sound was heard save from the fai distant center of the city, Iron wher tlie rear of commerce was plainly audi ble. The statue was bared to the ev snd the tiiinu tuous 1 roval had hardy from the United er Michigan there murmur of ap subsided when States steam bla.ed forth a salute of twenty-one guns Bishop Newman patiently waited for the re verberation of the last gun before he delivered the invo at'on. and Emil Dryer had to be corr sponditigly patient before ho i o dd introduce the ltishop. Keverently the hist syllable was heard, and, released from the first strain of eagerness, the spectators leisurely awaited what v. as ct to come the speeehes of presentation and ae opt ance and Judge I in sliam's oration. '; wenty tlio :sand men marched from ihe heart of the city to Linco'n I'ark. Twenty thousand more were willing to !o but that it would liave made the parade too cumbersome. Soldiers and civilians, old warriors and yo nig ones. Knights witho it end anil societies with- ttt number, all anxious to do honor to the memory of the greatest military chieftai i of his age, marched in solemn pioe -ssion. Many an old comrade of Grant was there: many a one wl.o, i hough knowing him b .t sightly, had magnified that trivial a-ji:aintance until it seemed to blossom torth to intimate relationship and friend ship Memory kr.lt those sturdy fellows w 'th their g'Kl. It was nothing to them that at any moment the heavens thr at-r-ned to oien and deluge them and trans form their sober l arade into mincing ste; s for dry ground. They had splashed through many a country read and not felt half so proud. And when th y drew up in front of the monument they were the admired of all admirers I r.:m th t ine the signal gun was fired until the eremony was ende 1 there was nui h to chain the attentb n There v.cic many distinguished men on the platform FIRISO inK (nice the statue was unveiled the excr c iyes were burr ed to completion, for the fear that rain would mar the occasion ban iled the txeculive Committee, i a or Washburne accepted the monu m nt on L( hal ' of the city after Edward r . 'i rylor. tor the Park Commissioners Mid th; Monument Association, had -lies uted it L wy r Villiani C-Goudy d lowed in Hie wake 0 tuo Mayor, ' : ' i f ' v accepting the monument for the Park Trustees. And then fame the turn of Judge Walter Q. Gresh.im, who In his oration honored Grant, honored the people and honored himself. The Judge was a close friend of the dead h ro in his life time,had his ronl'detu e and respect, and was charged with niueh more of e titer than many of those who vaing'oriously make capital out of their acquaintance ship with the General. Gresham was a THE CHANT MilVfMtlXT- VIEW LOOK I NO WERT. soldier, therefore he knows the value to put upon Grant's services to the nation; he is a Judge, therefore he. Kill SHAM, ORATOR OK THE IV. is Just: lie. seldom and therefore his t:i ks in public, utterances had woith More KAVAt, SAIXTE. than all, ho is an admirer of the mili tary genius and human qualities of Grant and he was f red to elo uence in speaking of him. When ho ended his speech a scene was witnessed like unto t'tat whl. li was obs.-rved in the summer when Chan cey Uotcw thundered out the closing sentence of li s oration on the occasion of the unveiling of the Grant mouument at Galena- Approval I WAf.TF.lt Q I ! 'an extra touch of -ftVZ. v of the spoken words took form in a hun dred wild varieties, and for the moment the greatness of the orator seemed to overshadow Ihe men;ory of the man that iuickened his tonguu to words of elo q uence. Mti'-h moved as were the people, there was yet one who was ipl'uenced more titan all. A figure in mou ning: an old lady with s lvered hair and a glance of meiatr holy that dimmed her m en of stately pride. Slie was Grant's widow, ..jfc:.. uncertain whether to mourn anew or show her gratitude. Surrounded by her friends, she calmly surveyed the scene and resolutely stit'ed her thoughts as 1 est slie could. And the moment of bit terness which may have flashed across her sou! must also have 1 een felt by her son. who sat by her side. It was a bad dav for the naval parade Huring the nicht a lvavy sea washed the shores of the lake, and a stiff north easter did not help to mend matters, and for a time it 'coked as if the naval display must I o abandoned. About 10 o"( 1 ck, however, the wind had changed. and the outlook w;:s much more favor able. Tli- Michigan steamed slowly out of the basin and li ad d for Lincoln Park She was fo'lowed by the l-'i ssenden and nuy .ionnson. with sevi rai x ursion st aiuers and the two fire boats ov. ring the rear. On board the cutters w.ti ma'iy invited gu sts, mainly wives of army o in ers in the parad . When the Michigan c.vne abr ast of the monument. l,.".o; f ct from the s a wail, the order to drop anchor was given. Th 1 eutt rs for im d the line, with a fir. boat to north and south. The steamers fell into line outside the warships, and their anchors were dropied on tho sandy bottom. The lugs, which had been hurrying to and from the harbor w.th tows, found places betwc'-n tho larger boats. Tho lifeboat of Ihe live-saving crew, rowed by sturdy hands next came, and lay at rest near the Michigan. The scene from shore was one of striking beauty. The monument was in a noble setting. The lake, a'wavs Lin coln Park's greatest beauty, was never ha f so beautiful before As the veil va pulled from the monu ment the guns on the warships joined with the battery on shore in tho J'resi dentia! salute of twenty one guns. For the moment there was silence. Then th Hag at the Michigan's foremast was run down It was tho signal for a hundred whistles. The fire boats ent heaven ward a score of streams. The flag re ap eared at the .Michigan s foremast and the noisy salute teased. Tho Michigan then weighed anchor and bore to the northward. The revenue cutters followed her and the steamers followed in their wake. (MT the Marine Hospital the fleet turned backward and formed a procession down the lake shore past tl e mouument Spain's youthful King has learned to liack a pony. He will not be every inch a king, however, until ho has learned to baccarat. A grain of fine santl will co- er one of the minute scales of the hi man skin. yet eacli one of these scales covers from 300 to 500 vorei. A girl waists her energy when s-he hug ano her girl. A mas sentenced to Le La geJ is ?.l& ... 1 THE 1UVSEKK. I!Y ARTHUR li. KFXI.OOO. t was once a tool of oppression. And as green as a sucker could ne. An.l monopolies tanlet! together To heat a poor hayseed like me. The railroads and old party bosses Toiretm r aid sweeny agree; And they thought t lere would lie little trouble in working a nayseeil like me. They told me that politics always were li 1 1 li v an.l loin, mm I you see; And raising my turnips and calil.age Would lie lietter for h.tysce.ls Ilia; me. And nt every election they fed me With taffy as sweet us could lie. Hut when thev elected their ticket Thev fortrot a poor havseed like me. Thev sold themselves out to a banker. And thought It would be a tine spree To lire all the greenbacks and silver And rob all such hayseeds as me. They went Into league with the devil I or the sane of a high license tee, Hut never a cent of Ihe profits lias come to a hayseed like mo. Hut now I've roused up a little. And their creetl and commuon I see. And my neighbors are waking around me Aim i niiu tney re an nayseeus iikc me. And so we've formed au Alliance. Kroni oppression we're bound to be free. And the ticket we vote hereafter Will be made up of hayseeds like me. --.Selected. ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE. Monopoly lapei-s l'ulilisli as I. title True Newft as 1'oKsthle Kxericnce ol a I'eu lile's Correspondent. An explanation is due niv friends among the Fanners' Alliunce and in the people's party as to why I cannot any longer publish in the Cincinnati Daily l ost and Cleveland Daiui J rrxs the news sent me lv secretaries and others. I was invited !v the management of those papers to become state corres pondent for people's party and alliance news and was told I could take charge of the department, ami whatever I sent in would lie published as I sent it, without editorial supervision, ex cept alone that libelous matter could not be published and that lack of stiaee might sometimes prevent. Accordingly, 1 prepared circular letters, which were approved by the papers, and sent to the secretaries and others, asking their help in making a live department of people s party and alliance news. It went well for a few weeks, and then articles I sent the 1'nst did not appear, and there was no statement that thev were libelous or that there was lack of space. I could not afford to have correspondents send me as pointed letters as some of them did and then be unable myself to keep my promise to have the news published. I was getting a good salary for the work, but I at once sent in my resig nation. 1 :nake no charges against the sin cerity of those papers. I know of no daily papers in Ohio that have shown the courage and independence that they have, and 1 honor them for it. But thev, like all of us, feel the tre mendous social pressure of the eco nomic system under which we live. It has been said that there is some point at which the strongest will break down. Tnat must be decided bv each one for himself. The managing editor of the Font said to me as a reason for not publishing all of what I sent : "You have no idea of the pressure that comes from the business department against publish ing is much as we have done. It doesn't pay." If vou do not understand what is meant by "pressure from the business lepartment read the following "a- tional banks' circular," issued nearly thirty years ago, and remember that the boycott then established against all papers that do not support the national banking system is still in force. NATIONAL HANKERS CIRCTLAR. Dear Sir: It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such daily and prominent weekly newspapers, es pecially the agricultural and religious press, us will oppose the issuing of greenback paper money, and that you withhold patronage or favors from all applicants who are not willing to op pose the government issue of money. Let the government issue the coin and the banks issue the. paper money of country, for then we can better protect each other. To repeal the law creat ing the national banks, or to restore to circulation the government issue of money, will lie to provide the people with money, and w ill therefore seri ously affect our individual profits as banker and lender. See your member of congsess at once and engage him to support our interests, that we may control legislation. Signed by the seretary. .Tas. liriXL, 147 Broadway, room 4, N. Y. Ah, ves, it is the pressure of the bus iness department that stands in the way of the people, whose pockets are empty and whose homos are mortgaged. "It doesn't pay" to give the alliance and the peoples party news. Then, by the starving workman's family, by the million of mortgaged homes, by the reeking, Bteaming tene ments, human beehives of tilth and vice and destitution, by the stunted children that poverty drives to tho fac tories in spite of the mother's love or father's pride, or the child labor law, by the million and a half of tramps that stalk, ragged and hungry, through the land, we say that the farmers and the laborers should rise en masse, and with old Andrew Jackson's solemn oath thundered forth : "Then by the eternal, we'll make it pay to publish the news and the facts concerning our homes, our firesides, and our children's welfare." Shame, shame, on the cowardly, ig norant, indifferent multitudes. Has the blood of historic ages dried up within their veins? Are we on the liackward sweep of evolution's cycle, bringing proud men again to the brut ish condition from which Darwin says they sprang? Nay, even the dove, to say nothing of the lioness or the ti gress, fight fiercely for the tiny fledg lings of the nest. Does the man par ent care nothing for the children? A New York judge says: "There are mul titudes, I had almost said a majority, of the families in this city to whom the coming of two additional children means inevitably a boy for the peni tentiary or a girl for the brothel." Those conditions are closing like the coffin pall around the children every where of the poor man, on the farm or in the city. Ah, yes, and even the pa pers that profess to be on the people's uide dare not publish the tidings to the world, because of sordid worship of almighty Mammon the "pressure from the business department" forbids it. Workmen ! farmers ! start your own daily papers in the chief cities in Ohio and throughout the land, and make it possible for the truth to be told. Let there be a cyclone from the people's department that will make the pressure from the business department uufelt. (shall the dollar lord it pvey you? Shall tho capitalist be ytnr king, and the politician his liveried noblemen, before whom you lick the dust? Think of the 30,000 laboring men in Cincinnati, banded together in labor organizations and federations, and even the daily newspaper that makes most claims to the "people's paper" dare not tell the whole trnth because tf the "pressure from the business depart ment." Oh, for shame, ye sturdy sons of toil. Do you think the old Roman Cincinnatus, called from his plow to serve his country, would be proud to have his name perpetuated iu the word Cincinnati? Oh, ye farmers of Ohio, think of the daily paper that lias offered to open its columns for news from tho Farmers' Alliance now stating that it cannot do so because of the "pressure from the business department?" Men of America, must your proud and noble bird of freedom, the eagle, bo stamped in the mint before you are willing to acknowledge it as tho sym bol of your liberty? Nay, that is to make the eagle a brand of servitude stamped on your clanking chains. Is Yaslingtol), who shook off the fetters of Britain's military rule, forgotten for ever? Did Lincoln, who shook off the the chains from four millions of black slaves, live in vain ? Shall sixty mil lions of American freemen ( i) be com pelled to read onlv the newspapers that acknowledge that they print just as the "pressure from the business de partment" dictates? Then let Ply mouth Rock sink forever beneath the Atlantic wave. It "doesn't pay" to stand as a symbol of liberty before a nation of wailing slaves. Then let the American eagle, like the American men, consent to cramp everv soaring ambi ion within the milled edge of the dollar. Let capital be king in the great western republic. Let the la borer doff his hat and meekly give the product of his toil to feed Lis idle master. Let him thank his capitalis tic lord for the "charity" that permits v poorhonse to be built bv his fellow- workmen's toil, in which, when death draws near, he can lay his head tlpor. a pillow, stuffed with feathers from the goose's own baek, and die in peace, and then be buried in a pauper's grave. home of vou wonder how much truth there is in t Lis. Then, to find out, you go to capitalistic newspapers that are ruled by the "pressure from the busi ness department." They tell you it is all socialistic rot and blatherskite non- nse. Then vou nod vour heads in wisdom, and par vour pennies for the papers day after day. Oh, you fools! I.. 1 . i oster in dolden Rule. The Alliance Leaders. The Farmers' Alliance and its na tional officers have again been anni hilated. This has been done with almost tiresome frequency of bite, but somehow the alliance seems to ueed a heap of killing and the national ofli cers appear to have more than the nine lives of the traditional cat. Scarcely has the type been distributed which announced with a "seare head" its death and interment in the Associated Press dispatches of yesterday, when it is again needed to tell a listening world the same old story for to-morrow. One day the alliance has died in the throes of internecine strife in Kansas, then it dies again because of family quarrels in Texas; again it is repudiated to death by a baker's dozen of political farmers at some out of the way party caucus, and now it has been smitten bv the might v jaw of Congressman Tillman of South Carolina. The alli anca will please take notice that this time it is dead indeed dend beyond the hope of resurrection. South Caro lina's terrible congressman must not lie mocked by the victims of his exter minating eloquence rising up and making a laughing stock of him. Hav ing disposed of tho alliance, Mr. Till man turned upon the leaders of the alliance, and, if the Associated Press dispatch is to be believed, "made the most scathing attack upon them that has yet been made in public." We suspect the telegraph editors or the coupositors have been taking liberties with the dispatch. The word "scath ing" probably read "scurrilous" orig inally. At any rate scurrilous would be the more fitting word. Mr. Tillman is not a master of invective, but he does tho best he can. He does not know the difference between invective and clapperclawing, between strong language and bad language, and so when he possibly only intends to be severe he becomes foul-mouthed. Whether this is the fault of natural depravity, evil training, defective edu cation or questionable associations, the failing is unfortunate and makes it un desirable that lie should speak much in public, lest the moral tone of his audiences should be lowered. When Mr. Tillman calls men like Jlr. Polk, Mr. Macnne, Mr. Terrell an.l Mr. Wad dell "a sorry lot" he does not injure them, but merely advertises his own lack of sense and inherent untruthful ness; and when speaking of Mr. Mac nne he says that "uo.l Almighty stamped villain on his face," he simply raises doubts iu the minds of such as have seen Mr. Macnne of his assail ant's sanity or sobriety ; and when lie says that he thinks Mr. Macnne "took pay from the republican party," he says what none but a hardened and utterly shameless falsifier would be base enough to say. Mr. Tillman may flatter himself that attacks such as his will injure the leaders of the alliance, but he overestimates the potency of his weapon. Only once in all history tlo we read of any damage being done by a jaw-bone of his particular pat tern, and it required a Samson to wield it then. In the meantime we congrat ulate the alliance leaders on being complimented by the dislike of the baser sort of politicians. K. of L. Journal. The educated yoemanry of America are banding themselves together as no people ever did since the dawn of his tory and with a determination that smokes of victory. The organizations are known by a legion of names but they all stand upon one platform, which consists of only a few planks, but they are broad and based upon principles of justice to all men. Dis honesty and oppression must stand aside or be crushed. The people hold the right-of-way. Wahoo (Neb.) New Era. The oft repeated question of "Do you love me?" in engagements, should be changed to "Can you support me?" and "Do you know how to cook?"' Whenever we hear a girl practicing on the piano right after breakfast we wonder if she does it out of love for music, or a dread of the dishwashing. The more subordinate to the position a man is in. the more self-assured he is that he could run things better than the head man if ho was $iven a chance. NON-COMMITTAL CHILI KEEPING CLOSE WATCH OF THE AMERICAN LEGATION. Interesting Sltuatloi In Hawi .1 I.iltle Krances Cleveluml the OIjet of AH tiothaiii's Solifitmlo The Mother Is J'roml of the Itu'iy, ami the Father Happy. Tho Chilian Situation. The Chilian (iovernmcnt has so far evinced no intention of abandoning its position that it has a perfect rignt to arrest persons as thjy enter or leave the American Legation at Santiago. 15ut while strenuously insisting upon the possession of this abstract riuht, the (iovernmcnt is at present making no attempt t) put It in practb e. Tho par tisans of lialtnaccca who took refuge under Minister Egan's roof are still there, and no arro;-ts have been made. It cannot be. learned that the Iovern mcnt has in contemplation any plan for asserting in the near future the ritrht of arrest that is claimed. Ri.t it U thought that the present t nsatisfactory situa tion cannot be of loiig continuance. In accordance with instructions. Min ister Ktran has given the Junta ti un derstand that if tin Chilian authorities continue to maiutai 1 their present atti tude, the friendly relations between Chili and the I nited States will be in terrupt 'd. The .Junta's reply to this notico is awaited Kith great interest. What Minister Kgan's nGxt i-tep will be In case the reply is unfavorable is not known. The, I'nited States flagship Kan Fran cisco is expected to reach Yrduaraiso at any hour. When she nets in port the American Minister will ask the Chilian (lovernment to allow the refugees now at tho United States Legation to ro on board the Cnited States man of-war Haltimoio, and to take their departure from Chilian territory. THE CLEVE LANDS' BABY Monopolizing Gotham's Attention Itoan tlfnl anil Handsome 1'resent. When little b!u-eyed, forty ciirht-hours-old Frances Cleveland it is settled that she Is to be nanioi Frances aft'-r her pretty young mother opened her eyes to the world the other morning the Madison avenue mansion where she was born was being overrun by servants re ceiving and taking c.arc of bundles and riackages which, when opened, revealed all sorts of offering! from the friends of her famous father and mother. It looked as if everybody who enjoyed the acquaintance of Mr. and Mr. Cleveland had sent a present for the laby, which Is as strong and healthy as its father says it is. Then were silver and gold puff boxes, rare bits of lace, the dantiest of silver tups, richly dressed and appropriately inscribed rattles and toys that baby Frances will not use for some months tocora3; offers of the finest trousseau that any human baby ever had. and many other varieties of orna ments and toys; enough, in fa -t, to keep baby Frances in good humor for half a dozen do ades. One of the ser vants said that over one hundred pack ages had been left at the house and more were coming every hour. The offerings came from every city in the East, and Buffalo, Albany, Philadelphia, Itoston, Washington, and New York friends sent gifts. Some of Mr. Cleve land's friends in Chicago also contributed offerings. Mrs Cleveland and tho wonderful baby were feeling so well that Mr. Cleveland decided to leave his home for the first time in thrjo days and go down to his I'.road street offices in the Mills Building. As it wa to be his fiist ap pearance in public since the birth of the baby he dressed himself with unusual care. He wore a new fall suit of a dark material and a high silk hat, A hand some silk scarf and t, heavy walking stick completed his outSt. Mr. Cleveland took a glimpse at tho baby and then walked over to Tivrd avenue and Sisty eightn street, where ho boarded a down town train on tho elevated railroad. Everybody seemed to know tho b g and good-natured ex-Prtsident. He sat down between a schoolgirl and a workingman and was soon being gazed at by all the folks in the car, at 'viiich he bin -ho'. While her papa was attracting so much attrition down-town little Miss Cleveland was not neglected. Several ladies ca'lcd to se) the proud mother, who is said to be convalescing as rapidly as could be wished for. J)r. Bryant paid two or three isits during the day, and was visibly pleased at the rapid progress which Mrs. Cleveland is mak ing. Among tho presents received was a beautifully finished cradle from Mrs. Iianicl I.amont As soon a the baby gets big enough she will be rocked to sleep in this real work of art Mrs. Chester (Iris ivold is said to have sent tho baby a dozen gold safety pins, so that the infant's tender skin may not be scratched by accidentally coming into contact with a rude Watetbury pin of brass. A handsome silver bath tub is another gift to little Miss Cleveland. It is beautifully chased, and is one of the finest pieces of work ever turned out by tho Broadway silvei smiths from whom it was ordered. Mrs. Clarence Postley is credited with beir g tho g.ver of the baby's hath tub. Mr. Cleye'and's mail has increased so largely that lie might easily imagine himself in a Presidential campaign. Candidato for tiovernor Hoswc 1 P. Flower sent him a cordial rote of con gratulation, and many wero received by mail and telegraph from other well known people in various tarts of tho country, it Is said to bo Mr. Cleve land's intention, when the time comes, to take a few weeks' vacation and ac company his wife and the baby to the country. REVOLUTION IN HAWAII. The Queen Dying and Kngiand Scheming to Secure Control of tho Islands. The steamer Bclpie, which arrived at San Francisco, brirgs most important news from tho llavviiian Kingdom. Queen Liliuokalani, the new ruler of Hawaii, is at tho point of cieath. Her physician. Dr. Trosseau, has pronounced her trouble organic disease of the heart, and her death may happen at any mo ment. The Queen has been advised of the worst. Tho death of the Queen will bring about the most serious of political com plications, and already wire-pullers are at work to se.'tire control of tho islands in the interest of England. Honolu'u newspapers dara not print one word of what Is transpiring, but tho people ate in a great fever of excitemen t Americans in Honolulu w;ll make a desperatj attempt to prevent the islands from falling into British control. The father of the heir to the thrano, who is an Englishman, will work to his utmost in the interests of the British. Ameri cans will take advantage of any lapse of time to prevent Princess Kaiulanl from taking the throne. The natives are in sympathy with Americans, and want either a republic cr annexation to the United States. The Hawaiians fe jl no loyr.lty toward their native ruler, who has foreign blooJ in her veins. Americans have some knowledge ol what is to be done, and are making pre cautions to organize and secure arms sufficient to protect their rights. The general election is rapidly approaching, and excitement is at a fevsr heat be tween rival political factions- PUBLIC OPINION. General Boulanger. Tie was the leader of a faction of agi tators with the least senso and the most ambition. Cincinnati tlazette. The suicide of Boulanger. removes tho Piss Debar of French politics In dianapolis Sentinel. At last Boulanger lias attempted something in which he has succeeded. Philadelphia Inquiter. His suicide, lik" Pahrac di's. w.;s the only way in which he could save hiins -If Ironi a wois- fate. Boston lb raid. ' When ho stood over the grave of his mistress and decided to solve the mys tery of the future, perhaps he made no mistake, Minneapolis Tribune. Babnaceda-Bonlamcr. The o tire al literative examples for you. Barillas. The world will not compla n if you 'ol lovv where they have led. Detroit Free Press. Boulanger. the man of d'sCny. is dead, and it may be sa d of him as of another, 'the last state of that man was worse than the first.'" Ba tinioro Herald. It will lie fortunate if France p olits by the exposure of Bo ilan :ism. But it does not take much t make a h ro in France, as this man's life shows. Phil adelphia l'ress. The ass? riion that "den ral lVmlat g er's d'-ath will stniritlen Fr.nce" is bosh, of coins. For n t tha i a year p;ist he has had i o following. St. Louis (ilobe Democrat His death marks the end of the lat and greatest attempt under the Third Kcoub ic to turn tho progress of events backward and make France again a monarchy. Buffalo Fxi r ss The leal les-on of the career 'bus piti fully ended is a simple one. It is summed up in Wolse .'s familiar advi e to Cromwell. Boulancer could r.or liing away a mean ambition for a noble one Boston Post With one sentiment i:i Boulanger's "political testament" there will boa gen tral iigreeini n: the xpr ssion of re gret that he did not di on ihe field of brittle fighting for bis count! y. Ura id Kapids Demi cr it. The suicide of Gen. Boulanger by the tomb of his former mistress seems to he a not inappropriate termination cf the career of a Frenchman who had been a sham warrior and a sham statesman. Milwaukee Sentinel. He was selfish, mean, and cowardly, a slave of ignoble ambitions, and a vi tim of well-earned failures, hven charity for the dead should not oneeal a lesson so powerful in the discouragement of arrogance and vice. Troy Times. He was an opera bouffe her.i from the beginning, and never did anything either as a soldier or as a statesman to justify the hold which he gained over the affec tions of his admirers, or to explain the dread which he aroused in th min'sof his enemies. St. Louis Globe-Democrat Ho was selfish, vain, and unprinci pled. He was a brilliant so'dier and a capable commander, but he never had any higher motive than self-glorification and self-advancement. The manner of his death was a fitting end to a sensa tional and dishonorable can or. Indi anapolis Journaf. lie overreached hitrs lf In his attempts to attain th" height of his ambition, and instead of becoaiing the dictator ef Franc and a s cond Napoleon, he end id his life miserably on th" grive of the wo nan for whom he deserted his family and disgraced himself. Philadelphia Call. The mob of Paris and tha aristocracy of Fiance might have forgotten the wound in Ballanger's neck: they might have overlooked theliaiso i w th Bonne main and the deserCon of the wife: but they could not conceal their disgust at the cowardly flight from danger. This disgrace, added to th others, marked 1 he end Rochester l'ost Ex press. Grover's Little Girl. Baby McIOe to laby Cleveland: "Keep off the White House grass." Washing ton Post 5tp I'apa Cleveland feels "a heap bigger" now t han when he was elected President Omaha B e. Tiicro Is no use in talking. Crover Cleveland's girl ought to have been a boy. Indianapolis Sentinel. President Harrison can send hearty congratulations to Mrs. Cleveland's hus band it's a girl. St Louis Bost-Dis-r.ltch. Baby McKce will turn green with envy when he fully realizes what has occurred in the Cleveland mansion. Pittsburg Dispatch. Everybody is wishing Mrs. C'eveland and the baby well and some people arc interested in tho old man's welfare. Toledo Commercial. drover Cleveland is still in the sha low of his bad luck. It was a girl, and Baby McKce is a boy and has the innings. Petersburg Index-Ap eal. After all, if Baby Cleveland had been a boy there would have been just as many people disappointed. It is an even question. Kansas City Times If Mr. Cleveland is happy, no'iody else has any right to complain; but. all the same, about o.OOo.ono Democrats wish it was a boy. St. Louis Republic. Baby McKce has a rival in Baby Cleveland, and the paragra pliers have a brand-new and inexhaustible sounc of inspiration. Wheeling register. Crover was gently humming to him self "Papa's I'aby Hoy" when the nurse entered and told him it wasn't that kind, and then his smile was "out of sight." Columbus Journal. If Harrison and t leyeland are the nominees of their respective parties for President in Baby McKce is knocked out as a factor in the cam paign. New Orleans Delta. Grover Cleveland has been President of the United f-'tates, and now ho is a father. What has he left to live for? The world can have no richer honors in store for him. BufTalo Express. The advent of little Miss Cleveland has conferred on the ex-l'resident the full dignity of a bendiet. and w ill enab'o biro to realize more fully what is "the true pathos and sublime of human life." New York World. The House of Lords. Evidently Gladstone doesn't expect to enter the House of Lords unless lie does so with a broom and sweeps the Interior from woo!sa"k to entrance Minneapo lis Times. If as statesmen there is reason in the suggestion to pay members of the En glish Parliament a salary, who is there that can conscientiously cavil at similar financial recognition of our able but just now overworked city councils? Philadelphia Times. The "Grand Old Man" tells the people of the United Kingdom that Parliament could get along nicely without the Lords. But how would tho Lords get along? That is a part of the problem that Mr. Gladstone does not appear to have solved. Milwaukee Journal. Mr. Gladstot.e's speech at the New castle congress I dicates that tho Lib eral hosts of Engla-.d will not la k vig orous leadership In the approaching co:: l'ict. The Grand Old Man's brain has not lost Its power nor his tongue its cun ning. St Louis Post-Dispatch. WESTERN INNOVATION. PLANKIMTON'S HAPPY SUBSTI TUTE FOR THE COUNTY FAIR. A South Dakota Towu Sets an Origlna Eiampte-A Iteautiful Temple to Ceres Art and Plenty Combined la Create a Novel festival. The county fair, subdivision of tho genus fair which has been a feature of agricultural life since remote ages, has finally been supplanted in the enter prising commonwealth of South Dakota, and its place has been supplied by some thing so entirely new and attractive that it is likely to be widely, success fully and profitably copied. This sub stitute is nothing more nor less than th erection of a grain palace. Plankinton, S. D , is the energetic place to first at tempt the. new order of fair, and from al! appearances it is evident flie has made a "ten strike." Plankinton does not claim to have originated the idea of a palace, for of late vears palaces have multiplied, town after town choosing that method or at tracting attention to itself and its enter prise; but Plaukintiiii is probably tho lirst community to experiment upon a distinctly agricultural palace as a sub stitute for the annual agricultural fair, and her effort has been a marked suc cess. The recent opening of the Plankintoa grain palace was auspicious for mora reasons than one. Plankinton has never s ii tiered such crop shortage as to be. come subject for outside aid, but she is located iu a region which has for a year or two before this suffered more or less from insufficient rainfall. The splendid crops of 1V.I1, however, loaded her gra naries to overflowing, and from this abundance came the beautifully deco rated grain palace as a thank-oilering tor nature's lavish bounty. Sioux City, the nearest commercial centre, responded to an invitation to assist in the inaugural ceremonies of the palace, and sent a special train load of representative business men to "rejoice with those who did rejoice."' A well arranged program was carried out, which included glowing tributes to tho beauties of the palace, the splendid fer tility of the soil whose products had been so artistically drawn upon, and to the hopeful promise, 'of future prosper ity which the exhibit voiced. A para graph Trom the opening address of Pres ident Andrews indicates the confident hopefulness of the new state. He said: "From hillside and plain and valley, where the silence of ages has lingered, the white incense of steam, the curling smoke of industry's fires, and the mu sical hum of a busy, prosperous and con tented people ascends like a grand thank-offering to heaven for th gwd time coming, come at last, thank Godi" The palace itself, measured by the rule of proportions, is remarkably cred itable to its builders. It, is, in its ex terior decoration, distinctly symbolic of grain, corn occupying no conspicuous place, but. ranking in its order. The tasty building, adorned with gable, tower and minaret, made an attractive heading for the principle street. Within every township in the county was rep resented by an exhibit of agricultural products, similar to, though more artistically arranged than the usual fair exhibits. The wheat, flax and other small grain specimens won the admira tion of all. Wheat sheaves from fields that yielded over forty-six bushels per acre, and other grain m proportion, at tracted conspicuous attention. The Plankinton schools occupied a hand somely arrayed corner, including art pieces worthy the best efforts of older hands and heads. Three specimens of genuine art in decoration challenged particular attention. One was an elk, with head upraised as if suddenly startled. The blending of color was produced with different shades of corn silk, while the spreading antlers were composed of wheat and flax grains. The whole effect was beautiful and the general design thoroughly artistic. Opposite this picture was one represent ing sheep in the field. The wool on tho animals, perfect in appearance, was composed of clematis. The third piece was a South Dakota farm house, field and buildings, taken from nature and done in cornstalks. The conduct of the grain palace festi val is not particularly different from that of the county fair. There is art instead of horse racing, that is about all. Bands of music, decorated build ings, agricultural addresses, stock pens all these there is ample time and space for, but for years to come a new interest, may be given and new ideas be developed by the novelty of artisti cally embowering a suitable building in the gorgeous and easily blending colors of the harvest time. The painter's brush long ago detected the voiceless melody of color in wood and field and rick; it remained to the present genera tion to use the colors as mixed by nature itself, in all their strangely fascinating combinations of tint and tone, and to produce with t hem living pictures which re in fact living realities, eloquent alike of the art and boundless gener osity of harvest hue and time. How far east the "fad"' for palace building may extend remains to be seen. It seems as yet to be confined to the west and south. Texas built a spring palace of grain, grasses and cotton, and won wide notoriety by it. Sioux City has its annual Corn Palace festival, with increasing interest from year to year. Other Iowa towns build palaces a llax palace at Forest City, a hay palace at Algona, a blue grass palace at Crcston and a coal palace at dttinnwa. But now that a notion of a general grain palace, created by and for a county population, has been successfully experimenled upon it is not improbable that the idea may be expanded and enlarged until the palace idea obtains a footing in hundreds of communities. It is a peculiarly apt and happy expression of an appreciation of nature's bounty. Tho community that has material for a lavish grain palace has the inherent qualities of soil and climate which as sure prosperity. PERSONALS. Marie Basiikirtskff's tomb, near Passey, contains a vault and a chapel. Her portrait hangs just above the sarco phagus, and is wreathed in flowers in true Flench fashion; and day and night a lamp is kept burning close by. The Rev. Mary L. Laggett. the new pastor of the Unitarian church of Green Harbor. Marshfield, Mass., is very successful. She came from Be atrice, Neb., where she preached for three years. Pkesipkn-t Diaz Is the great Mexican denier. He has always a broadsword ready with which to deny the allegation that Mexico is on the brink of another revolution, and to bU w the alligator out of his boots. Dit Emma Gunkki.. of Newport, Ky., a graduate of a Cincinnati college, and who completed her studies In Germany, has become one of the most successful physicians in her state. She is tho daughter of a noted homeopathist. Jay Goin.D says he devotes more of his time to Missouri Pacific than to any other of his properties. That is what troubles Missouri Pacific. Mr. Gould possesses the railroad jettatura, or "evil eye," and when once he casts its baleful gleam on any road that road'i atSicfODi begin forthwith.