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irp»fci. tms unmnM. AMtn* A. TOWA. WEDNESDAY. MAY A. IOWA. IT is now settled that New York is to receive $1,700,000 from the B, J.Tilden estate for a public library* FOUR pounds of gold were recently collected from the soot, of the chimney of the royal mint in Berlin. THE biggest income in Germany is that of Herr Knjpp, who pays taxes on an income of 6,000,000 marks. BY a vote of 41 to 40 the Ontario legislature has passed a bill providing for the admission of women to tho study and practice of law in that providence. KANSAS CITY is now experimenting with a system by which cold air is to be conveyed by pipes into business houses and dwellings, and ice made in refrigerators at one-third its present cost. MR. EDISON is confident of his abilty to establish telephone connection with Mercury and Mars, and says that he can find out whether the inhabitants of these planets are civilized or savage. THE use of oil as fuel seems to be slaw- ly but surely gaining favor. Trials have recently been made in some of the largest power plants in America, which have shown both economy and efficiency in the new fuel. LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. S. M. TAYLOR was nominated by tbe republicans of Ohio for secretary of state. IHB twenty-first annual meeting of < the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the northwest was held in St. Paul, W. K, VASDEBBILT is building a $50,000 entrance to his Newport house, MfKKEAPOLta' famous Rind liquor ordinance is declared invalid by Judge Elliot, of the district court.. FIIIE insurance losses in St. Louis during tbe last year amounted to 82,717,079, and greatly exceeded those of any previous year. AT a meeting of Mapsachusetts lumbermen held Tuesday night a combination vas proposed which will probably result in e formation of a "trust." NAT GOODWIN, the actor, and his -wife ave substantially t agreed to articles of eparation and Mrs.'Goodwin will secure divorce. TUB State Banker's Association of Arkansas has appropriated $5,000 to fur- ish a room in the Arkansas Building at 10 world's fair, to be used bj the associa- .OE. VICTORIA WOODHULL has announced erself as a candidate for president of the Jnited States. FARM property along the Little Blue iver. m Indiana, has suffered severely rom the recent floods. FOR nearly forty years Lord Tennyson ,has had a pension from British government of SI ,000 a year. The poet has derived no personal advantage from the pension, however, for ho has devoted the whole of it to the relief of authors in distress. _ . _ M. IKANDI, a young Frenchman, astonished the Paris academy of sciences by solving the most abstrace mathematical problems off-hand, Ho can multiply or divide sums of twenty-four figures mentally without a blunder, but in all other intellectual ways ho is dull. !] THE city of Paris has 87,655 trees in its streets, and- each tre? represents a cost to the city of 175 franc.s. This makes in round numbers $3,000,000 worth of trees in the streets, and every one who has vis. 1 ited Paris will agree that thoir cost is more than repaid in the bsauty and com fort of their presence. IT is said that the total amount of capital invested in electrical industries in the United States is 8700,000,000. And this science is just entering upon the thresh- hold of the possibilities of the future. When electricity shall take the place of steam, what will bo the amount of the investment? UNDER the Kansas divorce law, a di vorce does not become absolute until six months after it is granted. But a Mrs. Laura E. Felton, divorced by a Kansas •court at Atchison, was in such a hurry for a new husband, to whom she had been engaged while her divorce suit was pend- diiig, that she hurried off to Rock Island, 111., and married him, ,T. W. Smith, one •week after she had her Kansas decree. Now she is liable to criminal prosecution for bigamy. THOSE who'are trying to make it appear that Columbus was after all only a sort of pirate on a large scale should read up enough to learn that all sailors of his time were somewhat given to that sort of thing. History deals with what Columbus achieved for the good of humanity, and this age need not trouble itself with the inquiry whether he was better than his contemporaries. It may bo conceded at once that ho was not if such a course will put the uneasy at ease. A MAGNIFICENT oak tree, eight feet i diameter, twas cut down at Indianapolis the other day for the sordid purpose ol .•sending it to the sawmill. It was the fin•est tree in the neighborhood, but it contained 10,000 feet of oak lumher, and •10,000 feet of oak lumber at 4 ceuts a fool .means §400 to a man who is not in line :from sentiment, buy the Spratt in Montana for ENGLISH capitalists Jroa.' saphire lands 2,000,000. THE great bridge over the Mississippi iver at Memphis is practically corn- ileted. A quantity of high explosives, bombs, words and revolvers were seized Satur- ay in the house of Stahley, the anarch- st, in Hoboken, THE clearings Saturday in Chicago were 513,780,625; for the week, 889,610,625, as \gainst $84.961,950 for the corresponding week of 1891. . . CHIEF ENGINEER N. B. CLARK, of Washington, inventor of the deflective armor now used on the warships of all nations, died Monday morning. TRUMAN A. MERRIAM, who was a member of the forty -eighth congress, and "or many years a reporter on the staff of he Mow York Sun, died Saturday. THE people of six counties in Texas are tarving because of threfs years of poor :rops. An appeal has been published nslr- ng for contributions of corn and other supplies to be addressed to the central committee, care B. R. Monroe, San Anionio, county iudge. TUB pope, who ia a groat bibliophile, •has lutely bought from the Borgheso family a curious and valuable collection ot manuscripts, originally the property of one (Of the Avignon pontiffs. It is suid thai the iteinn which specially led to their purchase by Leo XI[[ wore Dante's "Divine Comedy, "uwritl on out at Jfull length by Bocacio himself, and Petrarch's "Roman Breviary." TIIK Ameriuun inventor, Hiram Maxim has 1 oen busy for some time at Crayt'ord Kent, England, constructing a Hying ma chine, or, us he puts it, "iucortaiuintfliov much power is actually required to perforn •flight with a screw driven aeroplane.' There is no greater recent triumph o the art of putting things than this. I gives the visionary airship u delightfully real and scientific aspect. WITH an eighteen year old pirate the Now York Ludlow street jail, a Urn teen jour old girl eloping with an eleve voar boy from Ohio, a seventeen year ol highwayman successfully "holdinj; up nine men und two street cars in Kuusa City, and Dr. Chauncey M. Detow receiving a birthday cake with sixteek candles in Brooklyn as a token that to h ing friends he is still "sweet sixteeV" the boaeted precocity of Young America bids fair to live to a. green old a!ge, FIBBS AND OAStJALflES. FOBEIGN. ELISHA HBWETT, a wealthy farmer iving near Bristol, Vt., has been kid- naped and is held foi a ransom. FLETCHER WILLIAMS; Fletcher Carnegy ind Philip Mander, have been arrested at Vlillington, Mci., for the murder of Dr. James H. Hill. There is talk of lynching. THE Russian government has determined to continue the prohibitions against 'export of wheat and rye until Septeai- )er 1. ON Wednesday, twenty-five anarchists were arrested at Rougaix, a iarga manufacturing town in Paris. RATACHOL and Simon, the anarchist eaclers in Paris, were convicted and lentenced to penal servitude for life. The other an archists on trial were acquitted. ON Saturday, Major General Sir'Lewis Telly, M. P., who took an important part '.n the settlement of the Afghan difficulties n 1876, died, at the ago of 67 years. The Brazilian government has sent dis- jatches to Brazilian ministers abroad lenying the truth of the rumors of the separation of the states of Sao Paclo and o Grande Do Sul from the federal government. ALL Paris is intensely interested in the :nal of Ravachol. The anarchist's friends aave addressed a letter to the jurors in the case, calling upon them to act with impartiality. THE colossal equestrian statue of Marshal Radetzky, in Amhoff's square, Vienna, was unveiled Sunday. The emperor made an address. The monument is on the exact spot where the revolutionists of 1818 hanged Count Latour, the war minister. % ' A VERY virulent epidemic of cholera is raging at Benares, India. Yesterday there wi;re 180 new cases and 185 deaths reported. The epidemic is a result of an utter disregard of all sanitary precautions. HARRY ROGERS flogged Rev. Father O'Kane; a Catholic clergyman, on the public street at Eureka, Cal., with a horse whip. Tho trouble grew out of assertions reflecting on the honesty of Roger's wife, made from uUnr, sometime ago, Roger.s was not arrfsied. OKIME. Two Ne'v York bank robbers were cap lured in Copenhagen, Denmark, after a ively pursuit in a row boat. A'i-Tacoma, Wash., Mortimer Lewis fa- bally shot his wife and then blew out his own brains. Drink was the cause, AT Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Stephen Hite was sentenced to hang June 8 for the murder of Albert Bauerman Sept, 20',. 1801. His defense was insanity. AN Omaha woman is charged with murdering her husband to obtain insur ance money. HKNitY SCIIAU.IB, a wealthy contractor of Pittsburgh, Pa., committed suicide Monday morning by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. EDWAHUD. BIKOHAM, district attorney of Chester county, Pa., has disappeared, leaving behind a lot of protested checks. Detectives are hunting for him. A is'isoito robber in Mississippi was pursued to the mountain;!. When brought to day he lulled one of his pursuers and gave th-i other two a terrible light before ho wan finally captured. AT Traversa City, Mich., Maynaro Uaird, a single man, 23 years old, cul bis throat with arasor Saturday morn'ng lie eiumot live. Despondency was the cause, TUB collector of customs at Port Townsend, Wash., has seized the steamer Mich i«au, which plies along the coast Five thousand dollars' worth of contraband opium on the vessel .has been seized. THE Glab House burned f biiWd&y and Dubuque, Iowa. Loss, $15,000; insurance, $7,000. THE business portion of the town of Hudson, Ohio, was destroyed by fire at an early hour Thursday morning. Two women were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the "Cayuga" flat building at New York Thursday morning. AN accident occured at a Y. M. C. A. eorner-stone laying at Holyoke, Mass., whereby one man was killed and a score or more of people were badly injured. S_ix members of the_ theatrical company which was performing at the Central Theater, at Philadelphia, lost their lives in the fire which destroyed the building. AN explosion of nifro-elycerine occurred Wednefday at the Fall River Granite company's ledge in Freetown, Mass. Frank Cain and Joseph McNelly, workmen, were killed. THRBE men were instantly killed and four injured, three probably fatally, by the collapse of a forty foot brick wall in the county court house at Joaesboro, Tenn., Friday. ONE hundred and fifty horses and cattle were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the stables of the Cheshire Improvement company, at Porkville, L. I., at an early hour Monday morning. The total loss by the fire is estimated at $75,000. THE factory of thn Linwood Hames company, at Minwood, Ohio, seven miles east of Cincinnati, burned at midnight Tuesday night. Loss, 825,000; insurance, $10,000. A COLLISION of n passenger train and switch engine on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western railroad at Rimsay, Mich., resulted in the death of Fireman Patrick Fowler. Several passengers had narrow escapes. CONGRESS. FRIDAY, APRIL 22. SENATE.—Bills were passed as follows: To i nmend i section766 of tho revised statutes; placing the secretary of agriculture in the line of succession cfter the secretary of the interior; increasing to 812 a month the pension of every pensioner who served in the Mexican war. The Chinese exolu Bion bill again received the attention of the senate. Mr. Chandler wa.-< in favor of stringent laws to prevent the immigration of Chinese. Mr. Davis opposed the bill, as violating our treaty obligations with China. The senate adjourned without action. HOUSE.—Tho house took up the Noyes- Rockwell election case again. Several brilliant speeches were made, after which the resolutions of thn minority declarirg Noyes not elected was carried, 140 to 98 Jt was then decided by a vote of 128 to 126 that Rockwell should retain his seat. ' MONDAY, April 25. SENATE.—The Chinese exclusion bill was called up by unanimous consent, and elicited an animated discussion, after which, the bill, as amended, passed without division,.tho title being changed so as to read: "To prohibit the coming of Chinese persons into the United States." The bill as passed continues in force all laws now in force prohibiting and regulating the coming to th'is country of Chinese for ten years. A.ny Chinese person or person of Chinese descent, when convicted under said laws, shall be removed from the United States to China, unless it is made to ippear that said person is a subject or cit zen of some other country, in which case le shall be removed to such country, unless laid country demands a tax, in which case he person ahull bo removed to China. Any Chinese person or person of Chinese descent arrested under the provisions of this act fhall be adjudged unlawfully within ihe United States unless such person shall establish by affirmative proof his lawful right to remain herein. Any person once convicted and once lemoved who shall subsequently be convicted of a like offense, shall be imprisoned at hard labor, not exceeding six months, and thereafter be removed from the United States as hereto : ore provided. MONDAY, April 25. HOUSE.—There being no working quorum present today, after an uhsuccessfu! attempt to bring in absentees, the house adjourned.. THURSDAY, April 28. SENATE.—The resolution releasing tbe appropriation of $2,991,000 for the Choc;aw and Chickasaw reservation lands helc by the president, was taken up. Mr. Allison spoke in opposition to the resolution and favored recommitting the matter to ;he cornmiHee on Indian affairs. Some further debate was had on the resolution but no action was taken, and the senate adjourned until Monday. Housa.—The diplomatic bill was again taken up in committee of the whole. No quorum being present, the matter was laic over. The committee on public buildings find grounds ordered favorable reports ol the following public building bills: Hen- dfirson, Ky., §60,000; Logansport, Ind. $60,000; Mansfield, Ohio, 575,000; Hart ford, Conn., $75,000; Kite for a custom house at Baltimore, Md- §300,000; Potts ville, Pa., $50,000; Elizabeth, N. J. 8100,900; St. Paul, Minn., SI 300,000 Kansas City, Kan., $200,000; Jamestown N. ¥., 875,000. MOHOMENTTO Leurn to Talk I'Uiin. Hero are wme sentences which rival 6b_ colflbratfid "Peter Piper's Peck of Picklec Peppers" in testing the agility of tongue: Gaze on tbe gay gray brigade. The sea ceaseth and it sufficeth us. Say, should such a shapely sash shabbj stitches show? Strange strategic statistics. Give Grimes Jim's gilt gi^-whip. Sarah in a shawl shoveled soft snow softly. She sells sea-ahells. Smith's spirit-flask split Philip's sixt! sister's squirrel's skull. TlSUlUUlViS IIMZKAIU). graves 6f their kindred, eeawthe massive tomb whicl he remains of the Iron Dake.' mpressed by the grandeur of the Tern. le P of the fnvalides, the superb monu- 'resident Harrison Lays, the Corner Stone of the Great Mausoleum. Mauy Thousands of People View the Ceremonies at Riverside *fark. rheOratiou of the Occasion an Eloquent Eulogy by Chauncy M. JNBW Y.OKK, April\27.—The first stone of the great mausoleum which is to jerpetuato the memory of Gen. Ulysses j. Grant was laid in Riverside park at I o'clock this afternoon. President Harrison, in the presence of his Cabinet ment which France o much pride and ----he resting place of Napoleon. The per- ,etnal cerlmonial, the mhumari coldness, f these splendid tributes chilled and re- ,elled him. He had shrunk all his life rom display, and he desired to escape it fter death! To lie in the churchyard 'here slept hi*'father and mother would have been more in accord with his mind. Jut he appreciated that his countrymen had a claim upon his memory and the les- ons of his life and.fame. He knew that where be was buried, there they would juild a shrine for the study and inspira- ion of coming generations. He selected'New York because it was he metropolis of the continent and the capital of the country, but he one condition. No spot should be chosen which did not permit his wife to be at his side at the resurrection. She had been the love of his youth, the companion and confidant of his maturer years 3he had made the humble cottage at Galena, the camp, the white house, and the stately city residence, all equally lis home. He would have no monument, lowever grand, which separated him from and thousands of citizens, laid the granite block upon which is to be builded a tomb worthy of the nation's hero. The cercmonies>were impressive and the weather favored them. Long before the hour set for tho ceremonial, the park presented an animated appearance. As early as 10 o'clock, the little knoll upon which the eniluving monument will slant was surrounded by thousands of civi lians. Hour after hour, the grea 1 throng was augmented. It was i peaceful, orderly, decorous gathering The best people of die metropolis wen centered around the site of the manso leum that is'to t> b The president left tbe Ffth avenue hote at 12:45 and was accompanied by troop A cavalry, Capt. C. A.. Rowe, commanding. With the president were General Horace Porter and Lieutenant Parker. In other carriages were Vice' President Morton an: ?. D. Laphin, Secretary Eikins and Jeneral ButterSeld, Post Master General Wan amaker and John H. Stairn, Secretary Noble and H. W. Cannon. Secretary Rusk Cornelius Bliss, Chauncey M. Depew an others. The party arrived at 2:15. Afte Sail to the Chief, by the band, and an in vocation by Rev. John Hall, Gov. Horaci Porter, president of the Grant Monunaen association,, spoke, saying: We gather here to lay the corner ston of a temple of the dead, to celebrate an sveut which will be forever memorable in nistory. Although the fuad required fo: ihe completion of the monumental torn' is large, it is decided to lay the corne stone today ia the confident belief that th patriotic work once begun, will never b allowed- to stop till completed, bave great satisfaction in aunounc ing that the total subscription up t last night amount to 8202,800. When th structure shall have reached couipletior the"dome will point out the path of loyalt to unborn, children, the hallowed memo riea which cluster around it will remin us of heroic aid to the republic, the blend in^ of chaste lines and massive propor tions will be typical of the hero who sleep beneath the granite, and will recall th childlike simplicit 1 , which mingled wit the majestic grandeur of his pature. - -\ n , a . enclosej He i was erected tettd*i*» , with over cafeer and the deeds of Ulyswe S. Grant Rev. Dr. Hall pronounced th« bens'. diction, and the'guns of the Muintono- mah fired the national salute, School >1 joys to the number of 1,600 marched hi :he tomb and scattered flowers around if Mrs. Grant and one of her grand chil dren, with a party of friends, ocuup position of honor on the grand stand, AS soon as the ceremonies were over th« president and party took carriages h Jprfiey City, and left tot Washington at i:20. A Lute Sprluj; Storm Works Havoc lu th North wont. WINNEPKU, April 28.—lioports of terrible stcrui are just coming in. Full twenty miles of C>muduin Pacific wir west of here is blown almost out of th province. The dead body of Georg E. Suucly, a blacksmith, ivus found neu liearburn, twenty tuilus west, today In Winnipeg people wero blown off the sidewalits. it was im^uHoiUu to see two feet ahead on the prairie. Fear is felt for the safety of vessels on Lake Superior. A dispatch from St Vincent, Man., says: ' The worst blizzaid for years, accompanied by snow, and frost, has just blown over. Waves on the Rod rjver were fifteen feet high." As General Porter closed worknii manned the windlasses on either side of the immense corner stone and with heads unso/oi'ed the crowd waited for the president to perform the ceremony. He stepped from the platform to the southwest corner of the foundations. He spread the cement with a gold trowel and the stone was-dropped in place. He then ascended tho base and spoke as follows: My assignment connected with these ceremonies has to do with mechanics Bather than oratory. The duty of bringing to your memory those brilliant public services and pfrsonal aiiil manly virtues which place the name of Ulysses S. Grant so t>r upon the scroll of fame und have settled ihelovB of the man no, deeply in all patriotic hearts has devolved upon another who never fails do do credit to hiai- sels, or giveprab& to his favorite heroes. No orator, howc.vej gifted, can overpraise General Grant (cheers.) I am glad to see here what seems to me lo be a double as- nurance the work so nobly planned will bo speedily consummated. Your distinguished citizen who asssuuied the burden o-f conducting this great enterprise, learned of his bwloyed cbief to exclude the word failure from his vocabulary." (Loud cheers, during which the president resumed his seat.) Music foi lowed, and then the orator of the day, Hon. Channcey M. Depew, de livered his address, speaking as follows: The predominant sentiment of General Grant waa his family und his home. As son, husband and father, bin care and devotion wero constant und beautiful. While visiting the capitals of the Old World, he had seen the stately mauaoleums of their great soldiers, or statesmen, re»ting in the gloom of cathedr-il crypts, or the solitude of public places, f w from the simpler her during the unumbered years of the hereafter. At Arlington, he would have ain among the soldiers who had followed and revered their great commander, but at Riverside he will await the last triumph with the partner of his life and the mother of his children. Ihe memorv of our heroes, our patriots and our men of genius is one of the strongest of the bonds" which hold together our union and perpe uate our power. But the altars upon which the fires of patriotism are ever burning are north, south, eas and west. Washington is at Mount Ver non, Lincoln at Springfield, Grant a New York, Sherman at St. Louis, anc Jackson at the Hermitage. Jefferson is at Monticello, and Adams at Quincy. Irving rests among the scenes immortalizee by his pen at Sleepy Hollow, and Long fellow amidst the inspirations of his mu'se at Cambridge. Every stats cherishes the remains of its citizens, whose illustrious achievements are the glory of the country and the pride of their commonwealth, whose works and lives are ever living lessons of love and devotion to the flag and constitution of the United States. New York in accepting this bequest of General Grant has assumed a sacred trust. The whole country are enlisted in the army of reverence and sorrow, but he appointed New York the guard of honor. Let the monument which will rise upon thin corner stone be worthy of the magnitude of the metropolis and the grandeur of the subject. A phenomenon of our times, and one of the chief dangers to 'aw and order, is the growth of the sclnol of despair. The concentrated contemplation of accumulated wealth, and tho hopelessness of acquiring it, paralyzes industrial energies and true ambitions, and plants the seeds of socialism and anarchy. But Lincojn, from the poverty of the Kentucky Ci.bin, and Grant from tbe narrow gifts of a log house in the Ohio wilderness, became the central figures and the representative heroes of our age. They are types of the glory of American citizenship. Only under free institutions are examples possible. The avenues of preferment and opportunity must be open alike to all. These great Americans illustrate the processes by which masterful men forge to the frost, and the less capable or industrious find their places in the ranks in every village and hamlet in the land. The schools cannot create heroes. They train and discipline faculties which only opportunity can reveal whether they are the gifts of a great commander. The civil war demonstrated that our country was singularly rich in excellent brigade, division and corps commanders. It developed three or four officers capable of initiating and conducting military operations with immense forces and on a large field, but only one general. The intellect which tired of the routine of a soldier's life in times of peace, which could not t>e roused to the successful management of a farm or a surveyor's office, which indifferently comprehended the duties of clerk or junior in a merchant's firm, was clarified by grave perils and expanded under greater responsibilities. Grant at forty was an unknown and unimportant citizen in a western town, and at forty-two he was the hope of the army, and the hero of popular imagination. Grant was the most independent of generals, and the result placed him in the front rank of great captains of the world. He rarely held councils of war, and never adopted their conclusions. He sometimes acted directly against the unanimous judgments of the assemblage. When all his officers were of opinion that a sally in force from the fort was to b«) tfuardfd against, he made up his mind from the full haversacks found on tbe confederate dead that the enemy intended to retreat and by ordering an immediate assault captured Donelson and gained his first real victory. Criticising cabinets, hostile congressmen, doubting generals, 'and distrustful people, all surrendered wit hi Lee at Appomattox. No man can be truly great unless he is also.BUii'nanimous. Grant was the most self sacrificing of friends and the moat generous of foes. "Unconditional surrender, I move immediately on your works," were the conditions Grant offered Buckner at Donelaou, but in the darkness of the night he entered the prisoner's tent and paid, "Buckner, you must have lost everything, take my purse." He had beeu t r months making toilsome efforts to breik through the confederate lines but after the surrender of their defenders ho refused to go within them, A like temptation had not beeu resisted by any conqueror of ancient or modern times Iho culminating triumph of General Gnw.t was that he received and returned the sword of Lee. The one act typified the victory and perpetuity of the union and the other that its defenders forevo • iI'T, , d to*™* r h ? J vith . equal and frnf l from this 10VO monument to every soldier's KUVO in tho land. Tho members of the . ers o te G-and Army of tho Republic who have gum, before, and those who are hereawuU? ng the summoua, present arms today to the memory of their old con imperial si " ~ This KILLING MEN IN BATTLE. How a Soldier Feels When Qe Ktllj a « Enemy in Battle. They do not call it murder when men meet to slaughter each other inbatue They simply report so many dead, wound- en and missing. When you fire into the smoke concealing th'e other bat le line you fire in the hope to kill or wound, It is your duty. BUtles camnt be without killing. You load and fire- —tnovo to the right or left—advance or retreat, and when the battle is over you may have firt-d fifty rounds and jet yfltt have not had a near sight of the enemy you have simply fired at him, and yon cannot vouch that a single one of your bullets has found a living target, Here is a brigade of us in battle line across an old meadow; our right and left join other brigades. We have thrown down the rail fence, gathered logs and brush and sod and form d a breastwork. It is only a slight one but enough to shelter ua while lying down. A division of thejeneiny" breaks cover half a mile away and comes marching down upon us, The field pieces behind us open on their solid columns, buc they are not checked, Under the smoke we can see the work of the shells, but they cannot halt that mass of men. The grape and canister does awful execution, but there should be a dozen guns instead of six. They are going to charge on us. The guns cannot prevent that. Orders run along the line, and we are waiting L. every bullet, no matter if fired by a soldier with his eyes shut, must _hit a toe. I select my man while he is yet'beyond range. 1 have eyes for no other. He is a tall soldierly fellow wearing the stripes o! a sergeant. As he comes nearer I imagine shat he is looking as fixedly at mo as I am at him. [ admire his coolness. He looki neither to the right nor to the left. Tbe ] man on his right is hit and goes down, but he does not falter. I am going to kill that man! I have a rest for my gun on the breastwork and when the order comes I cannot miss him, He is living his last moments on earth. We are calmly waiting until our volley shall prove a veritable flauie of death. Now they close up their gaps and we can hear the shouts of their officers as they I make ready to charge. My man is still opposite me. He still seems to be looking at me and no one else. I know the word is coming in a few seconds more aud I aim at his chest. I could almost ba sure I of hitting him' with a stone when we .. the . word to fire. There is a billow o! flame—a billow of smoke— a fierce crash, I and 4,000 bullets are fired into that com-1 pact mass of advancing men. The smoke drifts slowly away — men I cheor and yell—ye can see the meadow beyond heaped with dead and dyins; men. [ We advance our line. As we go forward I I look for niy victim. He is lying on nil back, eyes-half shut and fingers clutching at the grass. He gasps, draws up his legs and straightens them out again and u dead as I pass on. I have killed my man! 1 My bullet alone struck him tearing that ghastly wound in his breast and I am J entitled to all the honor. Do I swing my cap and cheer? Do I point him out and expect to be congratulated? No! I have I no cheere. I feel no elation. I feel that 11 have murdered him, war or no war that his utilized face will haunt mil through all the years of my life. —Datroil| Fires Piress, the* burdens with . WILLJAM AHTOR'S WII/L. The Balk of Hlg fortune Goes to Hll| Son.' . NEW YORK, April ' 28.— The William Astoi leaves the bulk of his for-l tune to his son, John Jacob, whose wifel was Miss Will ing, of Philadelphia. Mr, I Astor'a entire fortune amounts to $70,000,- OOOi It was about 865,000,000 originally,! but tbe accretions through interest hivil been about $5,000,000. Each of the! three daughters will get $2,000,000 and I when the other bequests are deducted I there will be in the neighborhood! of $60,000,000 to be handed over to John! Jacob. The widow will receive an annual I income while she lives of $500,000, At I her death tnis will go to her son, John I .Jacob. She will also receive the family I residences in New York and Newport, in- jl eluding the new city mansion, foi' which' plans were recently made. Provision has/; been made in the will for completing t mansion, which at Mrs. Astor's dea become the property of son as the family John Jacob Astor will receive tMl great fortune left by his father in trust |«l his children. There is now one son.'Wilrl lain Vincent Astor, about six months old.| Mrs. J, Coleman Drayton, tbe secowl daughter, instead of being out off witbll shilling, as some people supposed ft'l would be on account of the Borrowe ecaij dal, will receive fully as much as the'ottel daughters. Under the will she" will * 1 coive 82,000.000, to he added to the " 000 which was given to her at her rnai riage, GOULD MAKJ£S A ot a H« Secures the Control It-mil. EL PASO, Texan, April 28.-One of i largest and most important railroad (w in the history of El Paso was consuming today when Jay Gould became the OM of what is known as the El f}j. and White Oaks railroad. The report *l Racewr Davis, of the Kansas Wl LI Puso and Mexican railroads (Wn«| Oak«) showing the sale of the road to Jay Gould for $50,000 was present District Judge Favrey, and the court Wl asked to approve the sale. After as" 1 " 1 nation of the report and hearing the sale was approved. It has been arranged that tho of the Bearing ue* treaty arbitration, tween the United States und Great Jp shall be exchanged at London next W, instead of Washington as origmWvS templated. The chango is unide in to expedite final action in the """ tiona. George William. Curtis brilliant audience at Lehman c more, at the annual meeting ot mw fcioual association for the refprw«W.SI the clyil service. Qharlfs »l

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