Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 26, 1898 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 26, 1898
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WAILY PHAROS THURSDAY. MAY 26, 189S. BLUE SILVERED O'ER, (Concluded from first page.) Ir the Spanish fleet IB bottled up, Havana ought to be taken Jn short order Blanco Is there with an arm?. He cannot make much resistance against the army and navy of the United States. GOVERNOR MOUNT says that fully 20,000 men have already tendered their services to the state in anticipation of another call for volunteers. More men will ba forced to stay out than can get In. THE Dlngley bill has quit providing revenue. In a few weeks more the treasury will be as dry of money as the desert is of water. But Uncle Sam has great resources and besides we can sell bonds. THE Democratic joint representative district convention of the counties of Cass and Fulton will be held in this city on Wednesday, .fune 8th. The official call will be found else- wner e in this issue of the Pharos. IT is costing oue~mllllon dollars a day for war purposes. That is eqlva- lent to about 14 cents a day for each inhabitant of the United States. Everybddy will contribute cheerfully, provided the war is pressed aggres- eively. . THB Pharos was misinformed In the matter of Dr. Quick, of New Waverly, supporting Major Steele. H« was a strong supporter of Judge McConnell and was very much put out because the Miami township delegate voted for Steele. THE call for more~volunteers very likely means that we are to have a long war. There is to be more fighting «-.nan at first anticipated. When the second call for volunteers Is re- ippnded to we shall have an army of 300,000 men in camp and field. THE Indiana boys have been furnished with guns. Now they should be permitted to test their skill as marksmen. Imaginary Spaniards ihonld be tired at. The distance ihould be 500 yards. It would soon toe disclosed how effective their fire would be. ' MAJOR STEELE went back to Marion with fly ing coloars. Guided by the motto that "everything Is fair in politlce," he rode rough shod over hU opponents. He showed them no quarters nor consideration. He used money,, patronage and a bludgeon to get delegates ' THE country gets no information officially, except through what is known as the "strategy board." Even the dispatch boats following the fleets have been ordered to give no news until it has passed through a censor's hand. This is done to Keep Spain guessing. GOVERNOR MOUNT expects that in tbe second call for volunteers Indiana will be asked to furnish two regiments of Infantry and two of artillery. This means that the Logansport artillery company will get In. The Dana battery will likely be first, M it has been organized for &ome time. out nas oeen prevented ny -pressure of state business, and will probably KO next month. General Boardman took with him the parchment commissions of the officers. <o replace the paper ones given them a few days before their departure. He will first visit Jacksonville, where the First Wisconsin infartry is encamped, and on the way nor:h he will visit the Wisconsin boys at Chickamauga. A number of citizens 1 met in Mayor Rose's office and con- sid»red the question of relief for ti« families of Milwaukee volunteers. A relief organization was perfected, and $"50 was "subscribed at the meeting Camp Eaton, Mich.. May 26. _- Chief Quartermaster Jones, department of the fakes Chicago, communicates to Major Winan= that the Ann Arbor road s bid to carry the Thirty-third regiment to Falls Church, Vs., has been accepted. The rate is $6.:;5 per capita. $3.=0 for berth in a standard sleeper, and $J per section in a second class sleeper To move the regiment three standard sleepers 380 sections in the second- class sleepers, one palace horse car. three baggage, and three freight cars will be needed. The Ann Arbor road has not yet notified the quartermaster here as to when the cars will be ready at Camp Eaton.__ Tfliat I lie Army Will As^rt-gatc. \Vashinqion. May 26.-Adjutant General Corbin has prepared a statement Khcnvin- the sireneth of the military forces of the United States when organized in accordance with the plans now under W ay: Regular army. 62.000 men: volunteers from states (first call), 12«,COO irien- three cavalry regiments at lar<-e 3»'« men. ten infantry regiment?. United States volunteers (im- munes) 10.UOO: en?rinc-ers-at-iarge, 3,aOO; volunteers called for yesterday, 75.000. This makes a grand total of S.S.aOO nien - _ SHAM BATTLE AT CHTCKAMAUGA. Volunteers Fla.r at War for Seven Hours— Camp Alper Notes. Chickamausa National Park. Ga., May 26.—The sham battle at Chicka- mausa. park yesterday morning, in which the three brigades o£ General Wilson's first army corps participated, was one of the most thrilling military spectacles that has ever been witnessed since the civil war. After seven hours of almost continuous manoeuvenng. in which was exemplified almost every phase of military tactics. General A. S. Burl commanding the First brigade. was outclassed by the Second and Third brigades, which were pitted against him -U 4 o'clock yesterday mornig the call to arms was made. The First bri- srade General Hurt commanding-, composed of the First Ohio, Fifth Illinois and Third Wisconsin, was posted at McFarland's gap under orders to hold the gap if possible, and if impossible to retreat in good order. Against the First brigade were the Second and Third. The Second was commanded by General Compton. composed of the Fourth Ohio, Third Illinois and Fourth Pennsylvania: the Third commanded by Generai Hulings.and composed of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Indiana and Second Wisconsin. The man•Delivering was determined from the start,-and durine the progress of the movements portions of the commands •were scattered to various part* of the There ros« d««k each lowly Where lilies nod and sw»y, From pin* to palm, on hallowed ground. The veterans grand today. Their ranks are thinner far than when War's music fiercely rolled. The word is passed along again, ••The beys are STO-WTOE old." Their heads are bared. Ob, vanished years, What alchemy was thine? Bee. what a wondrous change appears Adqwn the soldier line- Tile <nows of age on btard and hair Have cast tbeir spotless hne. Von griralc-d crowns give semblance fair Of gray above the blue. The pray that fell has won at last, But gentle, is its reign, A bi-ntdiction from the past Upon the armies twain— On north and south, no mote apart. It sheds UK tender grace, A Heal npo n e» cfc lo ? al Leart That time cannot efface. NOT "crowing old" are they that wait The final "taps" of life, But Krowins young in love's estate, TlK-c victors of the strife. Blue- conquered once and proudly wore The wreath fame's hands bestow; Gray conquers now and silvers o'er The lu-acls of friend and foe. n HARGER. ob encb a sweet sleep! I thought I bad been in slnmber for a few minutes, while in reality "I bad slept an hour, when Ned Bowen roused me by throwing some water from his canteen down bacii 'j nm p up, Johnny,' be said 'my relief is coming. Yon are all right, for T received your officer of the guard going bis roonds aud be gave me the countersign without, suspicion. I guess all tbe poor fellows like yon are half asleep or tney would have discovered the trick. Now don't go to sleep again, old man. Good by.' 'It appears while the Confederate night officer was appproachmg, Ned Bowen, heaven rest him, jumped over tbe fence and, failing to wake me up, took my rifle and challenged, thus plac- A GRATEFUL ENEMY. A Money BUYERS OF FIVE-CENT CIGARS. \VH I FIND SATISFACTION IN LONG HAVANA FILLER. SELECT SUMATRA WRAPPER. ONLY 5CTS. Ask Your Dealer for Cubanola » wiF.FEtt DBUO OO-. Indianapolis. Sole Distributers [Copyright. If98, THBHK Is no longer any doubt about the safety of the battleship Oregon. She landed safely on tbe Florida coast last Tuesday in good condition aod das already sailed to join the fighting squadrons in Cuban wators. Her voyage ol 13,000 miles was a remarkable one. From.the time the vessel sailed from Babal, Brazil, ehe was kept in fighting trim and was ready for any emergency. THE war against Spaia must be confined to tbe cause of humanity— the cause for which it was inaugu rated. The acquisition of more ter ritory should not be considered at al except in the way of compensatory damages for the cost of tbe war Cuba must be 'ree and the intolerable conditions .that have prevailed there for a quarter of « cen tury must be remedied. When thes purposes are accomplished the Unltei Strtes should disband her armies an cultivate peaceful relations with, al nations. ._ ANXOUSCE1EXTS. FOR JOIS AmbroBO O'Brien, ot Fulton county, will b k candidate for joint representative ofth counties r.i Cww and Fulton, subject to th decision onhe;D«moor»tic nominating convei OtowttsMi-I-willbea candidate lor Join Representative or CMS and Fulton counties, nbleotto We decision of delegate* and I eimesttv solicit toe support of Dewocratt-- Arthur Kettler. Fulton county. Th, name of O. A. Davit, of Kocheeter. will be presented a« a candidate for J«intRepre- Mnwtlv* of Cmw and Fulton oountteo. .ubject i,U» e dooiaioi. of ti« Democratic cccrcntioa. field. • Here a company would charge and put to retreat adetachedsquadotan opposing.commandl elsewhere skirmish I'-nes were thrown out and at times driven back. The First brigade was finally declared defeated. During tbe excitement a.r Ohio volunteer let off his S un and inflicted "painful and perhaps serious injuries on Lieutenant Batty, of the Sixth .Pennsylvania, filling his ! face and.neck with the blank charge. The volunteer army at Chickamauga ark now number? 3ii,914 men. Washington. May 26.—The permanent lobilization camp near Falls Church, •a, was yesterday officially designated Camp "Russell A. Alger. in honor of the ecretarj- of war. Little was aer-om- alished at the camp beyond theperform- nce of purely routine duty by the 11.00 soldiers now there. The details of jerfecting the brigade organizations are einsr worked out, as was evidenced by a, number of brigade appointments. Knxsell K - Han-json Goes with I.ff. Washington, May 26.—Major Russell ;. Harrison, inspector general of the volunteer army, son of ex-President Harrison, who has expressed a great desire for active military service at the front, was yesterday assigned to duty on the staff" of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, commanding the Seventh army rarps at Tampa. Fla. Spanish Terror Ha» GoTr*, St. Pierre. Martinique, May 2G.— [Copyright. 3SPS. by the Associated Press.]—The Spanish torpedo boat de- troyer Terror finished coaling from the Alicante, whose disguise as an ambulance shir was virtually thrown off Tuesday, and early yesterday morning left Fort de France, taking a northwesterly course. .Three men-of-war, according to the account of fishermen •who arrived here yesterday afternoon, were seen yesterday morning at daybreak off the northwest point of the island. The fishermen assert that they were Spanish warships^ First Pension Voucher of thr TVar. Chicago, May 26.—Colonel Jonathan Merriam.' the United Stales pension agent at Chicago, issued yesterday the first pension voucher of the war with Spain. It is for Mrs. Elsie A. Montford, of Council Bluffs, la,, mother of Seaman William F. Montford. who was a victim of the Maine explosion in Havana harbor Feb. _15. Value of Con»t«jcy. It is ouly the mau vrbo remains constant to a purpose that becomes the master in his sphere. Universal, many sided geniuses are rare. The most of us must be content to undertake a special task The more singly, the more devotedly, -we apply ourselves to this the more -we are likely to succeed. -.Poverty is a strong magnet But the seeker after novelties never strikes firm root. The rolling stone gathers- no moss.—Her. David fhilipspn. Rabbi, - - extra freight train run, into tn« St. Louie passenger train near Pontiac, HI*." Xwo empty freight cars and on^ car of crease were badly smashed, tout nobody hurt. by American Press Association.] On Memorial day in 1895 Mrs. Sarah Bowen of Hoboken paid her annual visit to Cypress Hills cemetery to decorate ber husband's grave. Mrs. Bowen was in such poor, almost indigent, circumstances that even the trip to Brooklyn, not reckoning the money expended for flowers, was a strain on her slender resources. She was a veteran's widow, and the $8 a month pension allowed her on that account by the national government was all she bad to support herself and an invalid daughter. Kevertbeless, she had performed bar obligations to the memory of the brave for 13 consecutive years with religions devotion. When she arrived on tbe ground on this occasion, her nervous system received such a shock that she was obliged to lean against a railing adjacent to save herself from falling. "V-'hat is the meaning of this?" sbe murmured, closing her eyes and opening them again in the expectation that she -was laboring under an optical delusion. The cause of tbe -widow's astonishment was a change that had taken place in the grave since ber last visit. It was covered with flowers, in was bordered with evergreen plants, and a handsome granite column rose at its head, with the subjoined inscription engraved in deep black letters: "Sacred to the Memory of Edward C. Bowen, ii Brave Soldier and Loyal Friend." Tbe widow glanced wondermgly to the right and left. She looked up and down, but there was no mistake. Tbe. grave was that of her husband. ,But. what a metamorphosis had been effected since 1894! ,. While deliberating as to what she would'do in the premises a tall, military looking gentleman of aristocratic bearing and with an empty sleeve alighted from a carriage near by ab"d, taking a wreath from under its seat; approached the grave. He' 'hesitated when he saw the widow, and their eyes met.' Hers had a questioning look in them; bis one of deprecation, as if he were a trespasser. "Madam," he said, placing the •wreath OB the grave aud lifting his bat as he would to a duchess, "have I the honor"— •• "This ismy husband'sgrare, sbere- plied, with an almost imperceptible strain of jealousy in her voice. "Theu I must offer an apology and an explanation. I should have consulted yon before effecting alterations .here, "aud so, in fact, I would, only I could not find you, though I tried hard." "It was very kind of you, sir," sair. Mrs. Bowen. "You would iiiid it hard, for no one in Brooklyn knew that I had moved to Hobokeu." "This is my explanation," said the gentleman after a pause. "My name is Charles .T. Gray—Judge Gray I am called in South Carolina—and I am au ex-Confederate soldier. I belonged to the Montgomery guards and served in the Army of Northern Virginia tbe last two years of the war. You must know —though perhaps you don't—that sometimes Federal and Confederate soldiers in the field were excellent friends, especially when doing outpost duty together," if I may use such a word. It of- en occurred that nothing but a fence eparated our sentinels and that, instead of firing at each other, we chatted sociably and exchanged views on the situation. Our superiors did not sanction this, but they connived at it. On tbe night of tbe fourth day's battle of the Wilderness I was posted as sentinel on the extreme front of our Hues. On the other side of a picket fence was a yonng man of the One Hundred and Forty- iourth New York regiment, his name— well, there it is engraved on that stone. We entered into conversation. I gave him a plug of tobacco, he gave me some coffee, and we became quite friendly. I had not closed my eyes in two days. I was utterly exhausted and would have given the whole world for one hour's sleep." "Poor fellow," said the widow, commiserating not the elegant gentleman in front of her, but the ragged, -war- worn soldier of one and thirty years ago; "it was terrible." "It -was, madam. I told my Yankee enemy that I was ready to drop and begged him not to take advantage of me. He laughed. •' 'Sit d$wn on that stone,' he said, 'lean your back against the fence aid ileep. I'll wake you op when yonr relief comes along.' "Jt may seem incredible, bnt I took I 6i« advice^ thus placing my life in tire I hands"of * foe mnd a stranger. I slept, I •_^M:r?' L'Lte^-^^taSMfW A. .fi6v.^%-.--:;-?j«E3l-. , . '.--ei^a.cr* HK HESITATED. ing his life in imminent peril. When half an hour later I got back to the guard tent, I learned that two other sentinels had been found asleep on their posts They were shot next morning, and now, madam, you will, I trust, be no longer surprised at this monument I have erected to my preserver." Tbe widow extended her baud, while tears of pride and emotion rolled down her face. "God bless you," she said; you have a noble heart." Next day Mrs. Bowen received a letter inclosing a treasury note for $1,000, and since then on tbe first day of every month she gets a check on the First National bank of Atlanta for $50. EDWARD P. WESLET. We are abewlpg the largest line of Sideboards and Extension Tables In- tbe city at very low prices. We have just received a car loatl of Bedroom Suits, which we are ge)l- log at the lowest possible prices, consistent with good, honest workmanship. See the alJ-wlre Hammocks, whicta we are selling at very low prices. ASH & HADKRY A SOLDIER'S WARNING. He Prophesied His Own Death on the Day Before the Battle. 425 T and'427 Market Many an old soldier can tell tales of premonition and portent that would convert tbe stoutest scoffer to a belief in the existence of what is indefinitely termed by psycologists "the sixth sense." The following reminiscence of the civil war, delivered by a white bearded Ohio veteran, is a case in point: "When the war broke out," said he, "I was clerking in a store over sn Greene county. Charley Shearer, who afterward became one of our circuit judges, was employed in tbe same store. His brother Frank and I were nearly of the same age. One day I went across tbe street and enlisted. I -was only 16 years old at the time, bnt I was sworn in. Frank Sbearer also enlisted, and we went out together. He and I were messmates and chums. A finer boy never lived. We went through the bard campaigning o£ General Sherman and were with him in the Atlanta campaign. Just the day before the battle of Resaca Frank came tome and said: 'Andy, I atp going to be killed tomorrow. I know that I will be shot early in the fight. ' I laughed at his fears, but he said he was telling the truth. I finally became convinced myself that he may have bad a premonition and importuned him not to go into the battle. He said it would not do for him to get a sick leave, even if his health was bad— he was just about sick— for the boys would call him a coward. A braver boy never lived, aud I told him so, I finally got his consent to let me go to the lieutenant colonel and get him detailed for headquarters work during the coming engagement. I did so, being frank with the colonel and telling him everything. He at once granted the request and wrote one the desired order. I gave it to Frank that night and thought he was safe. The nest morning, however, here- fused to obey and insisted that if he failed to go into battle with the rest of os the boys would question his bravery. We went into' the engagement, and Frank fell dead at the first volley from the enemy. ' ' __ ^ A Day Without a Parallel. No war in tbe world's history except the American civil war is commemorated by a soldiers' memorial festival. The day is a celebration of patriotic eacrifice, not of conquest. It is tbe noblest object lesson that could be devised. Men who risked' life for the flag mingle with the people Of all ages and conditions in honoring the heroic dead. Love of conn- try is not -i mere sentiment with veterans who carry the scars of battle. The Klag Goes By. Hats off! Alone the street there comes A blare -of bogle.-, a ruffle ol A flash of color beneuth the sky. Eats off! Tbe fiag is passing by. Blue and crimson and white it shines Over the steel tipped ordered lines. Hats off! The colors before as fly, But more than the flaR is passing by. Sea fights and land fi?hts, grim and great, Fonght to make and to save tie state; Drearv marches and sinking EDips; Cheers of victory on dying lips: Days of plenty and days ol peace ; March of a strong land's swift increase; Equal justice, right and law, Stately honor and reverend awe; Sign of a nation, great and strong, To ward her people from foreign wrong; Pride and glory and honor all Live in the colors to stand -or £aU. 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