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   Warren Ledger (Newspaper) - August 10, 1888, Warren, Pennsylvania                               GEN. SHERIDAN DEAD. The Great Cavalryman Goes to Ills last Rest, A TEfn L-- FIRE. His Last Attack of Heart Failure Comes Very Had Been Feeling Quite Well and His Death Was Unex- Sketcli of His Successor. NOXQUITT, Mass., Aug. Sheridan died at Sunday night. There began to be signs of heart failure at previous to which there no unfavorable indica- tions The general had bean somewhat restless on "account of the heat, but seemed generally bright and cheerful. His voice was strong, he took full nour- ment and slept oc- casionally as usua1. The doctors and the family were in hope- ful spirits. Mrs. Sheridan and the doctors went to the hotel for supper at 7 o'clock, and oa returning the usual, preparations for tht night were mad Col. Sheridan said "Good night" to his brother about GEX. PHIL SHERIDAN. and went to the hotel. There having been through the day no unfavorable sign, no apprehension was felt. When the bad symptoms appeared Drs. Matthews and O'Reilly applied the remedies which had been effective in former attacks, but they now had no effect and the general sank into complete unconsciousness ending in the cessation of life at p. m. The unfavorable symptoms made their ap- pearance so unexpectedly and were so rapid in development that the children were aroused barely in time to take the last look at their dying father. At the death bed were Mrs. Sheridan, Mary, Louise, Irene and Philip, the children; Col. Sheridan, his brother, with his wife; Sisters Justinia and Urban and Drs. O'Reilly and Matthews. Mrs. Sheridan and the nurses were on their knees in prayer as the spirit departed. Mrs. Col. Kellogg, a dear friend of the family, arrived just a moment after the last breath was drawn and assisted Mrs. Sheridan to her feet when she closed the eyes of the deceased. At 2 a. to. the embalrners were in possession of the body It has been decided that Gen. Sheridan shall be buried in the Arlington National cemetery and that the funeral shall take place on Saturday. The president sent the following telegram to Mrs. Sheridan: EXECUTIVE MAXSIOX, I WASHINGTON. D. C., .iUJJ. 0. j Sirs. Sheridan. Xouquitt, Mats.: While the nation mourus its loss and shares your sorrow, let me express to you my personal grief and most, sincere condolence. GROVER CLEVELAND. The president has directed Gen. Schofle'ld to take charge of the funeral arrangements of the late Gen. Sheridan. The following pall bearers have been selected fay Gen. Sheridan's family: Gen. 'W. T. Sherman, Marshal Field of Chicago, Gen. Hawley of the United States senate, Speaker Carlisle, Vice President Frank Thompson of the Pennsylvania railroad, Gen. Wesley JYIerritt of the United States army, tne senior officer of the G. A. R. in the District of Col- umbia. Secretary Whitney, Gen. McFeeley, Gen. Joseph Fullerton of St. Louis, Secretary Endicott and George W. Childs. j Nineteen Occupants of a Sew York Ten- i ement Uurned to Death. j At New York city on Thursday afternoon last a building occupied by several Polish Jew tailors caught fire aud burned lor nearly an hour. The building was a death-trap, havi.ig only an alleyway on one side, so nar- row that the firemen were seriously impeded in the work of controlling the flames. The occupants of the building were mostly Polish Jews of the lowest type, aud few un- derstood the operation of the fire escape. They became bewildered in the fire and smoke and nineteen of them were either burned to death immediately or injured so badly that they have since died. A number of persons besides these were also hurt to a greater or j less extent. The origin of the fire is unknown, i Owing to the peculiar situation of the build- ing the firemen were unable to reach the peo- pie from the windows and prevent their jumping, and the construction of the place j was so faulty that it is doubtful if the suffo- cation and cremation of the inside victims could have been prevented eve1) if the fire- men had been able to get to work earlier. DEATHS OF STATESMEN. Wuat a Congressman Thinks of Funefa's of His Fellows. the SWEPT BY STORM. Great Damage Caused in Central Mis- Man Fatally Injured. ST. Louis, Aug. disastrous rain and wind storm su-ept over the central section of Missouri, doing a vast amount of damage to crops and entailing heav'3' looses on town property. In Glasgow and immediate vicin- ity the damages to residents and stores will exceed and the growing crops it is estimated fully 50 per cent At Salesbury Robert Patterson was struck by flying debris and fatally injured. Two business houses and the Baptist church in Slater were demolished. The Catholic church at New Hamburg was destroyed. In Saiine county the damage will reach In Pettis county the growing com suffered heavily, being laid flat by the strong wind. At Lordbome the damage will reach 000. Crops were also badly damaged in Shelby county. In this city the storm was severe, but no damage worthy of mention has yet been reported. VISITING THE RUINS. Factory Inspector Connolly at the Scene of the Late New York Horror. ALBANY, Aug. Inspector Con- nolly has returned from Kew York, where he made an examination of the ruins of the building back of the People's Theatie, de- stroyed by fire Aug. 3, wherein so many lost their'lives. Inspector Connolly attributes the rapid spread of the flames to an uncov- ered air shaft running from the bottom to the top of the building, directly through the centre of each floor. In relation to the narrow alleyway, which alone affords entrance and exit to and from the buildings in the centre of the block, he said it should in itself be sufficient, cause for forbidding the use of the interior buildings. Before coming away the inspector found an adjoining building, used by a Polish Jew for the same purpose as the burned one, in which there was not a drop of water, even for wash- ing purposes The owner was ordered to put water pipes and sinks in within thirty days. MAXWELL'S CASE. A Sketch of the General's Life. Philip Henry Sheridan was born in Ohio in 1833. TVhiJe i eiy young he obtained his appoint- ment to the National Military Academy at, West Point, graduating therefrom m 1S53. He was as- j signed to the infantry branch of the service and on frontier duty m Texas, sening there for two years afterward, and in ISoj being re- moved to a no arduous post in Oreeon In these rough stations Sheridan had his real train- ing. In Ibbl. when the war broke out. young Sheridan made quartermaster of the army of ScuUr.ve-jtern JUibbouri. afterward becoming quartermaster. But sterner duties ahead foi Philip H Sheridan than those uf. quarterroaster. In May, iSui. he became colonel of the Second Michigan Volunteer Cavaliy. and Jn July he reCPived a commission as brigadier general of volunteers. Soon after he made commander of in? Second Division of rhe army of Ohio, where he served with his customary faithfulness. He subsequently commanded a di- vision iu the Army of. the Cumberland and by Jus stubborn resistance on one occasion at the battle of Stone Paver, Dec. 31, lSti-2 saved the army from a rout. For this excellent service he made major general of volunteers. Iu 185J Geu Sheridan distinguished himself in the march on Chattanooga and took an active gallant part in the battle of Chicamauga, forming a valuable auxiliary to Gen Thomas' <3en. Grant gave him command of the cavalry branch of the Army of the Potomac in ISM, and in three months he engaged in eighteen battles. Sheridan was promoted to the command of the Army of the Suenandoah in August. 1864. and gained a number of notable victories over Geu. Earley He was successively for gallant conduct made brigadier general and then major general of the United Slates army, taking the latter rank ia November. Here he became a persistent and terrible foe. He crushed and entirely routed Barley's army and proceeded to lay waste the land from which the Confederate forces might have expected to draw their supplies The re- gion along the James river he converted into a -wilderness. After accomplishing this he struck out for Richmond, joining forcap with Gen Grant .at City Point. Thence on March 21 1SC3, he started in search of Lee's army of JsorUiem Vir- ginia. The two forces fought the bitter battles ofjDinwiddie Court House and Five Forks befoie April, resulting in Lee's abandonment of Kich- mond and Petersburg on that date But Sheridan was not satisfied with a rout, he sought to turn it into a panic and hung pursuing aud pertinacious on the skats of Lee's, armv till the  Tow York wjtu a twenty-five pound bag of shot tr> it. King was too fat to be healthy. He weighed between three and four hundred pounds, and they had to have an extra larje chair for hid use. the senate. It vs as said that he died from the annoyanc-es of office seekers, but I don't believe it. He was sick and morbid aud the disease caused him to commit suicide. Hise, of Kentucky, I knew very well. He worked himself to death, and it was his low spirit that brought on his felo de "How about Edwin Jl. Stauton" "I don't believe Stan ton committed suicide. His character was too strong to permit him j to do so, and the evidences are that his throat was not cut as was stated. 1 have talked with the man who had charge of his body, and he tells me his throat as as whole as yours is "What do yon think of statesmen's funerals and of the government paying the "I think they are all right, and if we poli- ticians leave our homes and come here to work for the government at Washington it ought to at least do as much as the Chinese immigration companies, and take us'back and bury us in case wo die in the service. The cost of these congressional funerals has been over estimated, and even if it does cost from to to bury the average congressman, think of the burplus in the treasury and congratulate yourself that this is one way of getting rid of it. Take, for in- stance, Senator Miller's funeral, and vou can easily see where the money {roes. In the first place, it cost nearly to carry the coSin and the committee from Washington to San Francisco. There was in addition to this an expense for Pullman cars of more, and the hotel bills, all told, were about The sum total was about and considering the distance it was not, I thick, extravagant" "What does a. congressman's coffin usually "Well, when it is bought by the govern- ment it costs at least ?400. I have had the auditing of a number of thtjse congressional funeral accounts and I have been on one or two of the committees who have attended the burial. You cannot get a good coffin for less than I mean one that will look well, and will at the same time stand some chance against the body snatchers. I costs about to pay the undertaker, and one of the items of expense of our funerals here are the sashes and gloves. When Senator Burnside died the pall bearers had sixteen white scarfs to tie around them, and these cost It costs as a rule about a piece for these scarfs, and the kid gloves used run about and S2.50 a pair. The funeral of Gen. A. S. Williams, of Detroit, during the Forty-sixth congress, cost and it is the traveling expenses of these funerals that count up. Take the Miller funeral, and the traveling expenses, all told, were "I can't see where they spend the said I. "Well, there is a committee of both houses, and this committee, as a rule, take a special car. A man needs good feed on a funeral tour, if any place, and the lunch bills are among the heaviest. I have known of fu- nerals where a single one of the lunches cost and of course the car has to have its champagne and its apollinaris. These things count up, and as a rule the congressional fu- neral away from Washington which runs un- der is an exception." "How about the funeral orations of the house and "I think they are very good. It gives the boys a chance to get off their old college essays about death and eternity, and I have never yet heard of a congressman who has died at Washington who was not in these speeches everything that was true, good, beautiful and holy. In the senate there are some beautiful obituary makers, and Senator Palmer could make his fortune by hiring himself out to a tombstone factory and fur- nishing funeral orations to order. Dan Voorhees makes a very good funeral speech, and as for Senator Spooner, he could bring tears to the eyes of a statue. Sherman can eulogize a statesman, but he is not so good for an ordinary occasion, and one of the best funeral orators of the house is Sunseu Cox." "In what manner, supposing you had to die, said I. "and you had the choice, would you prefer to "That makes me returned the statesman, "of a piece of verse on that sub- ject. I am not sure that I can quote it. but the gist of it was that the writer iu discuss- ing the question of death gave the reasons why he would not die in each of the different seasons of the year. It went something like this: "When the sassingers is fryin' And hickory uuts is thick, Oh! who would think of dyin' Or even gettin" sick? "This was the verse, I think, for the autumn. There was a similar one for each season, and the conclusion was: "I would uot die in spring time, I would not die in fall. And, come to think about it, I would not die at all. concluded the statesman, "it is the same with me. 1 don't want to die at all. But I suppose I shall go off some time, and when I do I would rather have it a quick death, and one where my family will not be bothered about my funeral espeuses. I would not object to a S400 coffin, and I want the boys who accompany me to my last rest- ing place to have all the champagne that they can drink at Uncle Sam's expense. 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The summit of the tower will be encircled by a balcony, from -which visitors may gain a fine view of the city and its sur- roundings. There will be another tower on the opposite side of the building, resembling the first, but not being so elaborate or so high, rising only 200 feet. The walls av- erage 90 feet high, and the pavilion 140 feet. The style of architecture is Romanesque. The different fronts are treated similarly, in- stead of attempting to make a special feature of any one front. The main entrance to the basement is ornamented with massive col- umns of polished granite. Around the in- terior is a hall fifteen feet wide. w uil Ml irte, 7 Guiig ani Pips, Sherman S, Jewett's Steve Ranges I Machines, Spring tooth Sulk? w 'ind Seeders, Syracuse and Gale Plows, American Saw Co's inserted Tooth Saws in stock, Belting, P irking nnd Biose, Iron, Nails and Rope, Tinning, Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting, ALL WORK WARRANTED. Sign of Circurlar Saw. Warren, Pa. 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