Mansfield Evening News, February 15, 1891

Mansfield Evening News

February 15, 1891

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Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1891, Mansfield, Ohio T Ilie !Suiulny ie read by every- body and ia the paper in which to do your advertising.' THE SUNDAY NEWS. MANSFIELD IS thoroughly covered by the advertiser with his ad. in the Sunday News. Everybody reads it Vol. 6, No. 50 MANSFIELD, OHIO, SUNDAY MORNINQ, FEBRUARY Price Five Cents I had been lying an one dead for several j hours. Dr. Alexander, who had hi-i hand on ihu Renornl's brenst, tor be could not detect the heart heats iu his i pulse, wns watching his face Inteu.Iy. I He looked up nt Just U) inhi- Tbe Closing Scenes in the Life of General William T. Sherman. Unconscious of the Death Angel's Approach the Veteran Sol- dier Sinks to Best While a Nation with Bowed Head Pays Homage to the Departed. Official Announcement of the Death and Proclamations Concerniog Funeral. Universal Expressions of Sorrow from Every Section of the Union. The KrmninM nt I he Hero to Ir- I nt si. l.-.tiiv Hmiilr lilt for n .11'- Illtrjr l-'lVfifrnl. OPS W. T. SltFKMAN. [From I.is l.vtcxt photnicr-ipli.) NEW YOKK, Feb. t'nited Hresn. -''It Is nil It Hen- Thomns Kwlng wno said these to a group of anxious and wilt- ing friends and reporters, ;w h" stood bare-hfided nt the of (Jenni-al Sherman's residence in West 7N- street, a few iiiiiint -s before ek thi.s afternoon. Within n few s ihe news had been Hashed over tin- wires to every parl of thei-ountry. The old hero's long aud stubborn flgktt with death at an end ami lie hau been couijuered nt last. Ucuth Cftiiie slowly, but ensily nnd .vlthoui paic, to tho veteran of m> m my bitter struggles. Ho parsed away exactly at o'clock. All the members of his Imme- diate family were gathered nl his bedside nt the lime, bis eld- est son, the Kev. Thomas K. Sherman, the Jesuit priest, wlin is now on his way to this country from abroad on the steamer Majestic. Grouped about him In his last mo- ments were Senator John Sliernmn, the general's brother; his younger .son. V. P. Sherman; his daughters, Fitch and MM. Thucknrn, and the two unmarried ones, M'ss Hiichaet and Miss Sher- nmn, who lived with him. There were also present his niece, Mrs. Col- ami her son; Lieutenants T-'itch and Thackarn, the general's .son- in-law; J. M. Hurrett, ids private sec- retnry. (it-u. Thoiniis Kwing, hi.s brother-in-law, and Alexander nndfireen. who huve attended him constantly during his last illness. They hud all been watching nt Ills dying bi'dside since the early hours of the morning, for when they were tlrst summoned from their beds at -Viit this morning it wns believed thnt he might die at anv moment. The dying gen- eral had been unconscious for several hours, und his fluttering pulse was go feeble that on several occasions it was almost impossible to tell whether he wax living or not. His long struggle had completely exhausted him und it "as only remarkable vitality and will power th.-it cimMed him to cling lo life so !ong niter all bad been given up. Krom to time during the rimming norm- tlie family would leave the to be .sum- moned back hastily when it was though (hut :h--end was apparent. U was in this manner thnt he clung to the thread of life that renmincd for nearly five hours afti-r he j became completely j wntehed l-c-.iilc' the gi-iii-Rtl inccsaiiily -i the slightest in iii- piiNe nnd br lernl had dn.-d at I ill) p. m. to-tluy nnd were most ol them signed by I .leu tenant Tlmrkara. Lute this utternoon Oetiernl Kwing said that death ensued from the ac- cumulation of mucus on the lungs.Tin. general mmh> tin ett'M'l to throw it oil', but had not th strength. He gavt one convulsive gasp nud that was tht end. .Mr. Barn-it wan so completely pros- trated by the snd event of the day tbnt he could tulk with no one and he hur- ried back to the house as soon ns lie hud tiled the dispatches. (iencral Kwing was seen nnd said death was abso- lutely painless, for he wns unconscious for several hours. His previous suf- ferings had worn him out completely, and we all expected that death would come much sooner than it did. For some time before the end ho scarcely seemed to breatno at nil and the respirations became fainter utul weaker until gradually they censed altogether. The old geneinl bus shown n wonderful amount of will power dur- ing his ilbii-swiuiil that alone has kept him uffffr (lie las' two days. As lone; ns he was conscious he wns determined to resist to the end and If his physical power hud beci n little greater lie might have won. As it wns the e hi came so easy thnt for a moment it was imposMihle to realixe that nil wasovor. o'clock undertaker Robert Wig- ger, n nephew ot' lllshop Wigger, and who burled Mrs. Sherman, arrived at the house and embalmed tile general's body. Tlie 'uni nil arrangements have been placed in the hands of (ietieralx How an! nnd Slocum. The funeral, It was stated, will hi; delayed till that l-'nther Thomns Sherman, who sailed trom Liverpool lust Wednesday on the .M'ij'.-Milc may ho present. The ve-w-1 is due next Wediiesdiiy. The body will he then taken via tht s'l-eut tJrry to Jersey City, ipt'i-wl train on the 1'eiiiisylviiniu r-'-id will convey the body and :ill tin m.-m rs of tlic'Sherman futu'.iy k-> St. L'Hiis where I ieneral Sherman wlh he Iniri'-d hi side his wi'V-. The following olllcial statement the sct-m-M at the deatl 'icd of (ienend Sherman unr the arrangements for tlie funern was given out lule in the afternoon by Lieutenant Kitch. (li-neral Sherman luy in bed from Kridiiy morning until ho died to-dn> Without u word. He intuit the attempt to so several times but wns unable to utter n sound other than n hoarse gasp. He apparently those about him by n look of the eye. His tongue wns sw -llt-n nud his were stilt sunn hours before he died. Signs of death wore noticed half an hour before he in the icy coldness of bin linger tip. This coldness gradually extended to his hands and arms. He wns uncon- scious for the lost two hours he won alive. No priest or clergyman was present, neither was any called. The general did not sutler un> pain for thu lust two days. All night long he lay in bed with his bead high, tint toward morning he worked Ids head 1-iwer until at the lost ho luv per- fectly Hat. I7euth came that those nt the bedsidu did not that the general was (tend until Dr. Alexander said: "All mover." Death came with one long sigh. Immediately after hisdenth (fenernls How.ird tvnd Sloeum, who were on (Jenernl Sherman's stair, were sent for. Some two weeks ago th general made known his wishes us to his burial. He particularly requested that his body should not lie in state anywhere. He also requested that the funeral he .1 strictly military one He said that he dkl not care par- ticularly for any military observances here in Xew York, but that he did want n military burial In St. Louis which would be participated in by II'H old com miles in arnis.Healso that the funeral rites be not in con- formlty with any particular form i of religion. He wanted a 1 soldier's burial. The body Is i.ow lying embalmed in the room win-re the gen- eral died. The features are nntnr.d with the exception of 11 slight swelling i on ihe right jaw nud under both eyes. The eyes nre closed nnd the arms fold- ed across the breast. PRESIDENT HARRISON'S TRIBUTE. I'lioii (lie th to d i-iXliur (Jriirrul MIMJ'liiX. f-'eli 1 I. rt'.V I'lliled The president sent the follow- -suge to congress [his afternoon; n-it.'.in 1 Mini i-of li.-ath of Teruiiiseh m in, whic'ii ok place to-day at in (lie ci'y of Xew York, in d li'ty event that v, ill UoToruor rn Body lor Ohio Iliirlnl. COI.UMIIUS, Feb. evening (loveruor Campbell addressed ilie following dispatcli to General Thomas Kwing iu New York: "As the representative of Ohio. I claim the body of General William T. Sherman for Curia' in the soil of the state which gaw him birth. The people of Ohio will see that his grave Is kept green. (Signed) JAMES E. CAMPBELL." HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE. Tho Unnerul it Wiill To Be liurlml In .St. I.nulH. ST. Lofts, B'ub. The folk-ving lettci from Gun. SliiTiiniu was ivculvcd by Him- sum post, fj. A. K., over 11 your ago, and it of Inturust tolH> tninsfornl to thu uf somu ono ol the- nuiny pont.i of tho A. It. tn-ru. brit uiy invarlablo un.swur Ko: That RaiiHom 1'oiit Inn stood by nio smco its buiflnnliiK, and I will stand liy It to my end, and that, in its ortamlwd capacity, it will my poor body in my faithful wife and hoy. Sty liuulth ron tlnura Kood, BO my winraduH of Ransom Pout nriBt Kiuint th.'lrs that thoy may lw ahlo to ful- fil thin sacrwl duty impoBod by their first com- uiandor. Uod you all. W. T. GENERAL SHERMAN'S CAREER. It Is inte which heroiM oninc from pnxliiuetl U v 10 nit'1- t u- slork from The Slii-rnniti X, uul. One lirancfi Sliuriiinn, William M. Evurls and I'1. Another isnvv us the tnolii-oiii.Ts.Si-ii.-itorjQlni and (leu. Williuin Tecinnsch Shi'riiinn The hitliur of these two men, (.Iliurliu It Slierunin, n j ulrre of the O'lio snprcrno court, nnd Ihmvitrof ISW Inul nctwl of oulmi-iienve. Buing a J-cvit flilmlrvnif Iliu Sliiiwnee cliief To- ciniiHt'li, whi-n the chilit (lustinuil to huunme one nf the 'if tho civil war WOK burn Judge Slici-ni.'i.- iiim for n second namo "Tuciimseli.1' William Tccnrisi'li Sl.ei.'ir.i1. honict Lancaster, O., on the Si h of U .0 Ills father died when lie WILS U ind tin- buy -vis t'ikcn Into tli family of Hun. Tlionri- l''.wri'i, win s in.-iU'il him its At the LuncMsI'-r ly ht.mlieil ti.o c.rdinnry hrancliw, bi'-.ii.'u.s Ijiitin. liruek nnd [''inu'li. ill'. Kv.-imj IJL- iiif; n I'nited S'.iies setinlor. nnd n radci's at his disposal, ni.ti ili'd the ynii letter to [iri'paiv fur I'onit. In hiivvitviT, Slicnnni! was cmplovud as nnl m MI cn'.'Ji'.i'crs tin- llorl.nc: Vail >y canal, n- -iv lir; a silver half dollar a il -y fur lii" wui-L. l.ni'Mster the hitler pint ol Mcy, ISIKJ, u-cnt ion to re port to Senator ti-.u OVIT t.lui Kri-at Miilional road to I'Yoilcriek, Mil I'lii'i-u lit) was told tint hu cuulil Lake cars to W.isliiiiKliui, hut "not f.iith in novel am: in hi- ineiiior hesinck totlie c I'n m V.', -hne.'toii l.i- i.. nr lialu: i i-.il, I iv hn.i! to il.LVrei'.eC.v.i !i rail to I) -I aad i i the aie hy 1 i After ;i few :ie look lioal lo I: iili'iit air! l.oj. to 'I'ork. I.e U ilh UP Seo't. tl.e liil.baail of n Coll ,IIH, ".I n i ilu vajs, "who Ir ,ki-l on llll'll.ll j.'Ut. e I.I i I e I r bring sorrow to the heart of, every patriotic citizen. No living. American wus so loved and venerated j as he. To look upon his face, to bear j bis name, was to have oue'a love of country Intensified. He served his! country, not for famo, not out of a; sense of professional duty, but for love of the flag and of the tleent civil institutions of: which it was the emblem. He an ideal soldier and shared to the fullest the esprit du corps of the army, but be cherished the civil Insll- tutions organized under the eonstitu- p tlou and was only a soldier that these might he perpetuated in uniiimiuisbed usefulness and honor. He was in noth- ing au imitator. A profound student of military science and precedent hi) drew from them principles und suggestions and HO adaptetl them to novel conditions that bis campaigns will continue to be the profitable sMidy of the military profession throughout tho world. His genial uatifre made him'comrade to every soldier of the great union army. No presence wus so welcome and inspiring at the camp-lire or commandery as his. His career was complete; his honors were full. He hud received from the government the hiuhest rauk known to our military establishment and from the people unstinted grati- tude and love. No word of mine can add to his fume. His death bus fol- lowed in startling quickness that of the admiral of the navy, and it is a sad and notable incident that when Uiu department under which he served shall have put on the usual emblems of mourning, four of the eight executive depart- ments svill be simultaneously draped in black and one other bos but to-day removed the crape from Its walls. (Signed) BENJAMIN Kxecutive Mansion. Feb. 14, 1891. PREMATURE AND INDISCREET. er uornefius Vattderbill took him to Wesi Point, where hu arrived on June 12. Sherman wiis a k'ood scholar. Ha stood sixth In a clasn of forty-three, and but for tho demerits for his Inattention to rules and regulations would have stood even higher. Upon graduation he was commis- sioned a second lieutenant In tho Third United States artillery, to report at Gover- nor's Inland, New York, whure he was as- signed to tlie command of a company of recruits preparing for service in Florida. In Florida, South Carolina nnd California. Gen. Taylor was then in chief command in Florida, and Col., afterward Mnj. Gen., Worth commanded the Eighth infantry at St. AtiKuatiiie. Sherman went with his company to St. and seems to huvu learned more there about spearing fish than shedding blood. The Seminolo war was over, the Indians were scattered, and the duties of tho soldiers were principally huuting up the fragments SHERMAN'S NEW YORK RESIDENCE, 75 WEST SEVENTY-FIRST STliEKT. to send west. He wild then that the policy WHS tlit) worst possible. Florida, almost surrounded by water, was tho_hest place on the continent to control and civilize Indians, and WIIH intrinsically worth much loss to tho whites than the Indian terri tory. After three years in Florida nnd a visit homo he wns detailed to assist Col. Churchill, Inspector general of the army, in taking depositions in upper Georgia and Alabama concerning "losses hy volunteers In Florida by rensou of the failure of the United States to provide sufficient forage." This duty took him to Marietta, On., where he became familiar with the ground over which twenty years afterward he was to lead a great army. His pwogrinutions ex- tended from Bellefotito, Ala., to Atlanta, On., mid his knowledge of tho region was so minnte that twenty years later, givlni an order to Clen. McPlicrson to naceui Gen. Sherman thus reports the Interview in his memoirs- Mr. are getting along down I said, 'They are getting along are preparing for war.' 'Oh, guess we'll manage to keep house.' I was silenced, said no more to him and soorj lei't. 1 was sadly disappointed, and remem- bur that I broke out on John, damning the politicians generally, and saying: 'You've got tilings in a h-----of a fix, aud you may get them out as best yon adding that the country was sleeping ou a volcano that might burst forth at any minute, but that I was going to St. Louis to take care of ray family and would, have nothing to do with it." The apparent cheerfulness and hopeful- ness of the president was doubtless dis- couraging then to many others, who did not know of the load behind it. Of all th" eyes that looked into t he. future none saw further than Mr. Lincoln's. Sherman was president of the hoi'su railroad, and entered upon his duties April I, Twelve days after came tho firing on Sumtcr. Sherman was offered the chief clerkship in the war department through Montgomery Blair, with a pros pect of being assistant secret.iry of war, but declined. lie says Frank Blair inti- marcd to him that hi; would secure his ap pnintinuiit us brigadier general, and to tin- posit ion Lyon afterward held, but that he declined ollicu. For the work to hu done in the Held liyfm was perhaps a bet- ter man than Sherman. I .yon was ready to act in those, fermenting; times when there was little or nothing to work with, while Shornian's strength was onlv devel- oped when the means were at hand and the machinery in line working ordjr. Shcraian formally offered hi.s son-ices by letter to ihe secretary of iv.ir on IhCl. Six days later he. was appointed colonel of one, of thu new regular regi ment.s, the Th.rleunth infantry. uuil of '01. In June, IRtil, he wan assigned to the command of a brigade in the Ai my of the Potmnnc, nnd Dull linn was the. first mili- tary contest, of any kind that lie saw or took part he says, "for the first time in my life 1 saw cannon balls strike men and crash tliruur.li the trees and saplings above and around us, and re- alized the always sickening confusion as one approaches a Hght from the rear; tlic'i the night march from on the Warrenton roud, standing for hours won- dering what was meant; the deployment along the edge of the field thatslopia down to Hull Run, and waiting for Hni.ter's prnach on the other side, from thudiu-e tion of Sudley Springs, away oft' to the right; the terrible scare of a poor negro, who was ca-ight between our lines; the crossing of 'Bull Hun' and the fear lest we should lw fired on by onr own men; the killing of Lieut. Col. Mnggerty, which oc- curred in plain sight, and tho Ilrst sce'it'H I I Keuesaw mountain, lie, said, "Half way up you will find a plateau ai-il peach orchard -a good plasi) for your men to take breath bt-fori! tlio assault." Hi; bad visited tht orchard many times (luring bis funner stay. Karly in 1840 be was a first lieutenant at Fort Moul trie. Singularly em nigh, tlie com- pany was ootntnandeil by Uobcrt An- derson, wlio fifteen years later was to liolr the fort while tho storm of civil war was gathering about it. Gen. Taylor was at this time at Corpus, Christi, Tex. Sherman was ordered north on recruiting service nnil assigned to duty at Pittsburg, I'a. Hero he lif-anl of the battle-, (if Palo Alto and Kesaea (It- la Palnia, and chafed under the quiet duties ol' a recruiting oflicer. Impatient to rearb the. scene of active operations, he left his corporal in uf his recruiting oTicc and took what men line) gat In-red' Newport liilrracks, oppo- site C'liicinnuti. "I then r pot-ted in Cin- wiys Sli'-rnian, "i.o the hiiperin- ti-nilent of tlie wunit-rn reeruitin Col. Fanning, an ol.l olll. ur with ono arm, who liy wliat authority I hud conm away from tny post. argued that I took it for Ki-nutud lie wanted all the re- cruits he could to forward, and did not know but iie want me. to aloiiK. Inslei-.d of r.ppruciating my volunteer Keal lie, swuru at me for leaving my post uud told mo tofto liack to Pittsburg." lie was soon, however, to a com- pany uncioi-orders for California, and on the t-Jtli of hailed from Xew York. Thus was he of tbeexperi- eiicu that others I'oniul M> useful when tiio great war made the t-aptunw and lienten- antsof While in California fciliurnian liearJ thai, thu Mex- ican war was over. Two years Inter lie returned tram the Pacific ooast w.th di .patches to the war departtr.cnt, hi.> motlie.r and re- turned to where on May 1, lie was married toKllen le Kwing, (laughter of liis t'ohter father, then secre- tary of t 'ie itr.i i-ior. It was n "swell weil- dinn" most brilliant of that "season" I'...-re present, Clay, n.'iiton, ri-esiik-nt Taylorand all his cabinet and i iair- other men. Mrs. ilie 1 Xovenilier, 1SSS, at theli Xi-.v Vnrk.iit the Cl, al'lcr a ha; y life of US years. .Slie was bin-mi at St. Louis. A I'.i r n hri.l.il tour to Niagara and a bnsiia-., t I'D to f.'ahforiiia wnd ri'turn to LatH-.'.ster -ut. Sherman resigned his com i us i n .-iiul entered a bnnl.ing linn in Fan lie rcmaineil tliroinih MX M.iuiai; ye irs; then came tli-j panic of the bank wa-> clo'it-d, and in he lucati-d in Iic.ivcnworth, Kan., as lawyer and real esUtii iiLCei.it. He fuiinil the life iiisnpport- ably dull, anil eagerly embraced an ou'er (for which be was imk-bted to Maj. C. ru- ml il) lo take the place of .-.iiperinteinleni 01 ana MiliUiry a.-adeiny. it little than a je.-u, tin: con flict was at hand. Opl'lliHg Of till, Civil His resignation on iliels-t of April, ISGI. lie had already s0tr In the presidency of n St. Louis horse railroad, and meanwhile visited his brother, S-n ator.Tolm Sherman, who inlrndnc'-d him to tho president as jiiht from LouLsiaua. OEN. SHBRMAN IN of a field strewed with deau men and horses." Thus does Gen. Sherman graph Ically picture hi.s entrance to his first battle Then followed the period of rcorganix.a tlon. McClellan was soon in command of [rONcr.UDEn ON Hl-TII l'AOE.1 Jliisiimi-, s Lutt.fl-. JKKFKIWOX Crrv, Mo.. Keo. Hentative Krnest, A III nice and Labor Union, offered a resolution in tho house yesterday that Clev.-liind had taken a hand against Ireu coinage and could not tlierelore be the choice of the Democratic, for president. He wei.t further and said that the Democr-itic party could not consistently accept Cleve- land's leai'.crs-liip. The Denim-ruts gener- ally opposed it on tun ground in some cases that i lie Missouri legislature hud nothing to no with Cleveland's views on silver, and it was tabled. Tho house le- cenily a tree coinage resolution. Wisuiiiixhi l.oirlHluturn. MADISON, Feb. the' house yeslurday Dike, of Polk county, intro- duced a bill to annul t e cli.irter of Hie Minnesota Boom conmany. As the com- pany has ie, improvements valued at and handles- t.-et ol logs per yi'nr, tliure will be a pretty light over tile bill Iu the senate a resolution calling on tho late State Treasurers Mcl'Vt- tridge and H.irsliaw to account to the state for inti rest on state funds was inti-o duced and went, over, IJoth houses ad- jounioo until Tuesday. I'n-slilpiil to a Tour. Xew Fel> Washington Citj special to The Sun says: The presi- dent mi I i.io-t of his cabinet nil] visit the Pnc.lie cna-t -oon after tlu ailjouriiinenl ol com r 'ss, nnd h.ive nrrangdl the trip so as to include ii tnurof Hie southern stales. No details havi-jMt hut it is probable iliat the. party will si.u-t fro.-n Washiugton City m the e-u-ly part, of April. liy IlK' CIIH-VIM, F.I) 1 1 I'lVMdont Cieve- iaikl's letter, winch e.vpiessid to thu propo uii linked eoinaye ol silver, and which has avousei) the ingtnii I'ltj politicians to divirstnli. i-n s-, has evoked c-x'.ended eotninent in '1 lie Ii-nquo's- luncheon ye.sti-rday was en livened by informal discussions of this l.ilcst event. a m.irked unani inilv ol sentiment indur-.ii g Ihe o- sition There was hardly a dissent un- voice in the club room. Wentber WASHINGTON.Feb. 14 United Ohio: Fair weather, warmer, southerly winds, increasing cloudiness and rain. FIRE IN THE NEW YORK POST-OFFICE Coii prnble Oi-lny Mull. NEW YORK, Feb. [By United At 20 minutes past 10 o'clock to-uight a tiro, presumably caused by defective electric lighting apparatus, broke out In the basement of the New York iiobt-oiTice on ihe mail street or north end of the building. The flre was c ;

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