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As f NEWS AND COMMENT. THE 'WEATHER, The Indication for to-day, July 31, for Kentucky, Indiana and .Tennessee, are Calr, lightly warmer., variable winds. The monument to. Confederate dead, erected in this elty by the Kentucky Woman's Confederate Monument Association, wa- unvailed yesterday with ceremonies slTiple in form but eloquent In sentiment. Gen. Basil W. Duke"s address was a tribute to the valor of those who fell Ire defcnse'of their convictions, and he spoke to the syrup i-thetlo ears of hundreds of men who had borne arms for the South and of many ircmm who had 'yielded up loved one's In the Soutnern cause. The monument fa the result of years of work on the part of the women composing he association, who began In 1887 the undertaking (which was successfully completed yesterday. After undergoing many hardships two Insurgent expeditions have safely landed In Cuba with arms and ammunition nd several hundred men for the rebel ranks. One of the expeditions was de- . tained on a key oft Florida for forty days almost in the path of the, United States patrol, and. It la believed. In sight of a Teasel on which was Gen. Campos.-' The expeditions, however, were ably nan- - aged, and were landed simultaneously. Their landing Is regarded as a serious fclow to Campos. . James Reeden, a Cincinnati watchman, who is believed to be rational, yesterday told to Chief of Police Dletsch there, that two years ago, while THE TRIBUTE QliifOM To Those Who Fell In Battle For the Cause of the South. HONORED IN MEMORY Confederate Monument Un-; vailed Yesterday Afternoon. 'jployed at a hotel learned that the place was a regular tharnei house, filled in Rantoul. III., he with the bones and GREETED WITH TEARS 13D CHEERS. Dedicated With Love To the Glorious Dead. 6EH. DUKE'S ELOQUENT ADDRESS. Sympathy For the Affliction and Regret For the Absence of President Hepburn. VVr bodies of guests who toad been murdered for whatever! they might have (possessed. 'The Holmes revelations., he declares; have so prtyed upon him that lie could no longer remain silent. In sn Interview In the Curter-Jour-tial this morning, ex, 3ov. Bucner announces his readlnetui to devote himself to the service of the party on the stump under orders of the Campaign Committee. He makes his own campaign for Senator a secondary matter and refuses as a matter of principle to put up. legislative candidates In his personal Interest. - Chairman TV. 8. Wym ond. of the finance Sub-committee for the G. A. R. y Encampment, was yesterday authorised X by the committee to make up a com- tee of 100, each member of which hould pledge himself to procure $100 the Q. A. R, funds. A number have ady volunteered to serve on the Committee - - A riot broke out last night at Brook-. aide, Ala., over the killing of a Deputy Sheriff by a negro miner. When the White miners attempted to arrest the Oegro he called a number of bis face bout him and a battle followed. Two Officers and four negroes were killed mod several others were wounded. Mr. Hardin talks enthusiastically In the Courier-Journal this morning about the pace he proposes to set in the cam paign. The Democratic candidate for Governor Is evidently anxious to get at his Republican opponent on the tump. The Coroner's Jury in the case of Lillian Low, who was found dead in the . suburbs of New York last week, yester day returned a verdict of suicide, and those who bad been held aa suspects were discharged.' 1 Chairman Buchanan, of the Demo cratic City and County Executive Com mittee, baa written to -Judge Richie promising co-operation in the work of ' securing the best men as election of ficers. ' Three of the ninety-seven negro col onists who left Savannah for Liberia last March have returned. They say they were duped and that many who ren. with them died of fever or starva tion. .. H. Clay Merritt, of Kewanee. HI., lias been fined $23,600 for illegally deal ing in game and other offenses, involv ing 1,700 quail and ducks, are pending that will increase the fines to $110,000. ' League base-ball games yesterday resulted as follows: Louisville 18, St. Louis ft; Pittsburgh S, Chicago 2; Philadelphia 10. Brooklyn 5; New York 83, Washing ton 6. Mr. Simon Wormser, ot the well- known New York banking firm of L m. d. nonnser, aiea suddenly on a Boor stoop there last night of apoplexy. A rehearing has been granted In the fcae of Jesse Jones, of Hock port. Ind., rho is under death sentence la Arkan- for murder. Jeffersnnvlll and x 11 ' . .. ...... .iuciii mr BOlng about their preparations for O. A. R. entertainment tbusiasm. The New Louisville Jockey Club has decided to give a race meeting to extend over eighteen days, beginning August 2. ' v The armies of the Tennessee and the Cumberland will hold reunions at Cincinnati following the Louisville encampment. Free-silver men In Arkansas have be-a"un a movement for a Democratic Btate convention on the currency question. ' . ' The Spanish Cabinet Council has greed to the amount ot the Mora claim l demanded by the United States. Trie New Englaud Cotton Manufacturers Association will visit the Atlanta Exposition In a body. NOBLE WOMEN'S WORK. With simple. Impressive ceremonies the handsome monument erected by the labor and love of noble women composing the Kentucky Women's Monument Association was dedicated yesterday afternoon to "The Confederate Dead." Had those participating in the services rehearsed and drilled for this public observance the programme would not have passed off more nnmHi. y. and it fs hard to see how it could have been observed with more pleasing effect. There was but one cause for regret, and that wse N. Haldeman and Mrs. Ben Hardlu Helm, of Elixabethtown. who la the sis ter of the wife of President Lincoln and widow of Gen. Ben Hardin Helm. The approach of the parade was sig naied at 435 o'clock by the inspiring strains of Dixie from the band heading the advancing column, and the. applause was aa hearty as it was spontaneous when these beloved notes fell upon ears which had so often heard tbem mingling w:th the shriek of sheila and roar of battle. Fifteen minutes later ex-Mayor Jacob. chairman of hose appointed masters of ceremonies the Hons. Charles D. Jacob, H. W. Bruce and W. N. Haldeman arrested the attention of the large gath ering to announce "the ceremonies will now commence with musio by Mor- bach's orchestra.' At the conclusion of the playing ot "Old Kentucky Home.- the Rev. T. T. Eaton threw in a seasoning of appre ciated humor by happily saying tha they were In favor of "raising Southern womanhood" and would request those occupying the tiers of raised seats to move up higher. It had been noticed that the top seats showed large vacant places while the lower tiers were closely crowded and many people were standing. The opening prayer was offered as fol lows by the Rev. J. 9. -Lyons: Almighty God. the God of our fathers, and the supreme leader of the hosts of heaven and the armies of earth, we pray for thy grace to be present in these exercises. A we dedicate this monument to the memory of the sainted dead, and give it as a token of gratitude to the brave who still live, it is with profound thankfulness to thy providence which gave such heroic souls to so (air a cause. Grant that it may be a lasting testimonial of -the love of this generation for those who. like their chivalrous deeds. will soon belong to the sacred past. We. thank thee that tha storm and strife have no far subsided that North and South. East and West, the citisens of a united and happy nation, amidst the ample blessings of Deuce and Drosoerity. unite to cele brate In endur.cig granite and b rouse the more enduring heroism of brethren who brought toeachsideof a matchless struggle equal Qualities of patriotism and courage. In all the dark days ot strife and suffer ing, in the darker ones of defeat and disappointment, in the subsequent onworking of thy providence, which so often "moves ii a mystertoua way its wonders to perform," and in the fervor of the faith and love which 'finds its eloquent expression . In this memorial shaft, we earn the lesson that In Thine eye he that con quers his fellow man may have honors. but til at he that .lays down fortune and ingly sung by. the Confederate Choir. consisting of the quartet composed ot , Messrs. Andrew Broad us. Joseph Pettu. A. Smyths and John H. Weller.who were assisted by the following members ot the Musical Club: Messrs. Smith. Fruclc. Dohrman. Campbell. Kegu, Cain, Allen, Heaxlett, Ragadale. Unruh. Arm strong. McQuown, and accompanied by Morbach's orchestra. In Introducing Gen. Basil W. Duke. Chairman Jacob said: 'That splendid soldier and beloved man will now de liver the. oration of the day." Gn. Duke's cpeech was as follows, and he was time and again applauded for the sentiments which he expressed: We unvail this mot ument to the gase h. iivtn in honor of our urave and lamented dead. We dedicate it to the memory of men who wouw r'u" ih ih.t luihi of harm or wrong should befall the land of tbe.r birtl and the people whom they loved. We offer It as a declaration hich all minds insy under stand, that they who do the riant has permitted them to Know m riaui j 1 1 ti.r i ht which they hold dearest and most sacred, have earned the ..i riiinn at the a-es: and we lift it up "Sn the slaht of earth and heaven in token . V. . t mn .hall not De loriwi"1". the hope that t will remain aa enduring memorial of their heroism. . . -T-i- . .i . . i rwMfii bv klndreo hands to the Confederate dead, this tribute achieved by the aftection and nri,u iuimii to friends and orotn- - in dreamless slumber under- , al.i eiwmiii ther fell, ex tends Its appeal beyond the boundaries of mere local and partisan sympathy, and M ...i - ..n .n - flinir which throbs in ih. noart of humanity. It Is a feeling .hir.h ria-a above the region of opinion and discussion, high above the narrow domain of political creeds.'A4 mankind ran aDnreciate. ail thai s best and most -.... ..-i in nature can accept it It is perhaps the noblest attr.buie of the mora than any other influ- me' binds society together. Its lnsp.ra- -a elih ji from youth to . t-Iiv the all-eiol-nalory utterance, "-ly nuiirv nirht or nnii!" thrills and com' stands us as potently aa when it ttrsl saluted our ears. For. after all. what In simple truth. what In the last analysis Is the rounds' n that riiilmMil we term patriot' Um. but the ardent love of home and de votion t the Deonie among wnora w 1. ... - rwl vl( h whnfn AUI lot ftS CSS I ? is idle to attempt a dertnillon of the word if this be ignored; it is tony o r- a man. roat at ion Of tlMt Virtue ltStlf, or hope its endurance. If this feeling be destroyed. I would not decry, for Indeed I scarce ly understand, the sublimated enthusi asm with which sages and political econ omists reitard the brothrrhood of nations. I am speaking of a homelier, but a more rational and useful virtue. The patriotism which brings forth real fruits and manifests itself in works, is nut something to be fabricated by the formulas of philosophy, nor can It be created er controlled by statute. You may wr.te able essays, ad Infinitum, and pass a thousand laws declaratory of such purpose, yet you can never Inspire Gaul or Unton or German with that oevottnn to another country which each feels for his own. Nay, more. Proud ss they are of a common heritage ot freedom and glory, united in heact and soul as they will ever be against all that shall threaten their common ivuntry. you can never make the native of Massachusetts love South Carolina so well as he loves the sell Where his grandsaree bled at Bunker Hill and Lexington, ner the Souitt Carolinian love Mavsachusetia as dearly , as he loves the J and which his ancestors defended with Marlon and Bumter. How far education may eatvnd. or bow far It may sometimes divert from its object a feeling of this nature, I w,l Dot inquire. But I do not believe that the a --., .- i.A - . i-y -CENE AT THE UNVAILING. with vim and en- that the beloved, venerable President of tbe association. Mrs. 8usan Preston Hepburn, who has labored so sealously for trie rearing of the magnificent shaft. could not In the culuminating moment of that labor be present to share with others the pleasure of success. Nature, with all her wealth of sea sons and glorious days, could not have presented a more gracious afternoon than that of yesterday for the services under the shade trees of the beautiful lawn near the towering monument. A timely shower had laid the dust, yet left a surface free from mud, and a delicious breese, neither too violent nor too sluggish, cooled the rays of a brightly ohin-j lng sun which only now and then bad to pierce through flitting sheets of feathery clouds. The stands tor the speakers and specially Invited guests were under tha charge of Messrs. W. J. Davis, Samuel Murrell and Norborne G. Gray, who so graciously and Judiciously assigned seats to those arriving that there was never confusion or unpleasant crowding. Among those occupying these stands were Mayor Henry 8. Tyler, MaJ. Henry Stanton, of Frankfort; ex-Mayor Charles D. Jacob, Gen. Basil W. Duke. Mr. V. N. Haldeman, CapU Mike Mln-ton, CoL Samuel McKee, Mr. John Drescher, Mr. J. W. Hopper. Mr. W. L. Crabh. of Eminence: the Rev. G. B. Overton, Mr. J. K. P. Thompson, Commander of the Department ot Iowa O. A. R.; Mr. S. A. Cunningham, editor of the Confederate Veteran, Nashville; Mr. Henry Watterson. Attorney General W. J. Hendrick. Judge S. B. Toney, CapU H. 8. Irwla. CoL Ernest McPher-son. ex-Gov. 8. B. Buckner, Senator William Lindsay, Judge G. B. Eastln, the Rev. T. T. Eaton, United States Marshal James Blackburn, Judge R. H. Thompson, Gen. T. H. Taylor, Mr. YV". B. Haldeman. Mr. W. I Lyons, Mr. H. J. Lyons, ex-Congressman A. G. Ca-ruth. Mr. Joshua Powers. Internal Rev enue Collector at Owensboro; State Auditor I C Norman, Mr. J. P. Helm. Capt, J. IL Leathers, CapU John H. livelier. Capt. Frank Hagan, Alra. W. life Itself to grace k defeat met In advocating a cause which enlists every noble hnpuise of mind and heart, makes a contribution to the cause of truth and righteousness which no love of man can repay nor monument adequately express. God bless these noble women; in alt the fierce struggle tbe patriotism was the purest, their patience In suffering was the subUmest; and in the hour of defeat their cup of sorrow was the bitterest. Accept this labor of their love as an effective instrument In thy providence of perpetuating the memory of the brave, and accomplishing that wide and profound peace which will make our united nation that happy and blessed people whose God Is the Lord, in the name and for the sake of our adorable Redeemer. Amen. The Introductory or welcoming address was delivered by Chairman J acob, who said: . Ladies snd Gentlemen: I am bidden by the Kentucky Women's Confederate Mon ument Association to welcome you here this afternoon and to thank you for your presence at the fruition of the r efforts to preserve the memory of those heroes who "for God like freedom their lives bequeathed, and crowded each other to be first in death." Ah! the trials and tribulations of the noble women, who, like Rachel, mourned and would not be comforted, becaure her children were not. when every letter was written with a tear and every word was the noise of a broken heart." But. thanks to that Indomitable spirit which has characterised true womanhood and giv-n to the world the matchless heroism of the American soldier, yonder ma- jesuo snatt nas risen, and. "Honor points the hallowed spot, Where Valor proudly sleeps." I congratulate you. President Hepburn and women of the Kentucky Women's Confederate Monument Association, that the clouds that lowered so heavily upon you have at last given sway, that the mist has flown unward and all has dis solved in this beautiful and glorious day Bind up your bruised hearts. Sing tenderly and kith pride of arms and the men who have shed such luster upon, you and Kentucky: Keep green and forever the hallowed memories that, like the music of KaryL are sad. but sweet, and. though your loved ones have "closed their lids in endless night." weep not for them. "Not for them, who, departing, left millions in tears: Not for them, who have died full of honors and years: Not for them, who have ascended Fame's ladder ro From the round at the top, they have stepped Into the sky." i GEN. DUKE'S ADDRESS. . Interrupted Time and Again By Applause) During: His Kloqueat Speech. "Rest, Comrades, Rest," was aCecU patriotism which Induces great deeds and dares ail dangers is a product of loirc It Is Inherent and instinctive. It is something B.tb pertains to character. If It is to be learned in any school. It la In that school wherein man is taught Ui love his neighbor aa htnuM-lf: but. while Its boundaries may be widened, ita essence like (hsr of charity becins at hum. It Is the intuitive eonrvntlon hi-H tH nigh-minded and unselfish have ot ih duties they owe to the nummunitte wnerein mey aweii: an Imnulaa the true. bearu-d feel to dlsc-harce at anv ,.Priilra of self, every obligation to follows: ana out 01 sucn emotions proceeds that gremp rove wntcn win make a man lay down his life for his frteuds. Partisan nistory may reDUKe its demonsiralMi. If not In accord with the lessons nurh history strives to teach political bigotry may denounce It as a crime but human nature, wherever its expressions are not perverieo oy prejudice, will in the future. as it nas in me past, approve ana sp-plauJ every brave and generous exhibi tion ot a senumrci so natural and so lust. Multitudes yet hear with quickening pulse and filling eyes how the shepherd boy of Israel went forth to battle with giant panoplied lo armor and girt with all the weapons of war, because Philistine had threatened hia-people Insulted the God of his fathers. Ho long aa tune lasts, the worki will remember the mJdeu who rallied the soldiers France, when King and leaders had faltered; and the Inspiration of bcr name will remain even when the country died to save may be blotted from the of the nations. ' Without curious inquiry Into the reasons or merits of the quarrel, mankind ') siveu commendation and aym- patny to tnose wno nave fought on their owu soli, in the effort to auard nomes an nearus. whether it oeen me ureek rushing agsinst th countless hordes of the Invader, the awiuer .defend ins- his native mountains, or our own revolutionary contending with the hosts that came beyond the sea to subjugate their And to these exponents of a principle which no argument Is needed to expla.n. inese cnamp.ons 01 a cause which humanity instinctively understands, been accorded love ak n to veneration smce the dawn of civilization. It Is not much to say, perhaps, that the first recognition of this sentiment marked the in wnica man was ainercntlated tne brute when the divine spark In nature was nrst kindled into life without the will to do for others and grateful appreciation of what o'hers for them. In whst are men better the beasts that nourish a blind within the Drain 7" -Hsd there been nothing heroic In nature there could hav been nc worth recounnng .in history.. Indeed. could have had no history. Civilization. the highest and best sense, would been Impossible In a world wherein eelAsb- ttW-laded u Hsemeil Fage.)

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 31 Jul 1895, Wed,
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