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Warren Ledger (Newspaper) - August 10, 1888, Warren, Pennsylvania GEN SHERIDAN DEAD The Great Cavalryman Goes to Ills last Rest A FIRE His Last Attack of Heart Failure Comes Very Had Been Feeling Quite Well and His Death Was of His Successor Mass Aug Sheridan died at Sunday night There began to be signs of heart failure at previous to which there no unfavorable 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 ment and slept as The doctors and the family were in 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 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 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 EXECUTIVE I WASHINGTON D C 0 j Sirs Sheridan 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 to take charge of the funeral arrangements of the late Gen Sheridan The following pall bearers have been selected fay Gen Sheridan's 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 of the United States army tne senior officer of the G A R in the District of Col- 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 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 only an alleyway on one side so 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- 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 ing the firemen were unable to reach the pie from the windows and prevent their jumping and the construction of the place j was so faulty that it is doubtful if the cation and cremation of the inside victims could have been prevented if the men had been able to get to work earlier DEATHS OF STATESMEN a Congressman Thinks of of His Fellows the SWEPT BY STORM Great Damage Caused in Central Man Fatally Injured ST Louis Aug disastrous rain and wind storm over the central section of Missouri doing a vast amount of damage to crops and entailing looses on town property In Glasgow and immediate 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 county the damage will reach In Pettis county the growing com suffered heavily being laid flat by the strong wind At 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 de- by fire Aug 3 wherein so many lost Inspector Connolly attributes the rapid spread of the flames to an 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 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 i eiy young he obtained his ment to the National Military Academy at West Point graduating therefrom m He was 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 In these rough stations Sheridan had his real ing In when the war broke out young Sheridan made quartermaster of the army of afterward becoming quartermaster But sterner duties ahead foi Philip H Sheridan than those uf In May iSui he became colonel of the Second Michigan Volunteer and Jn July he a commission as brigadier general of volunteers Soon after he made commander of 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 saved the army from a rout For this excellent service he made major general of volunteers Iu Geu Sheridan distinguished himself in the march on Chattanooga and took an active gallant part in the battle of forming a valuable auxiliary to Gen Thomas 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 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 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 After accomplishing this he struck out for Richmond joining with Gen Grant at City Point Thence on March 21 he started in search of Lee's army of ginia The two forces fought the bitter battles Court House and Five Forks April resulting in Lee's abandonment of 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 till the exhausted and crushed T as mn to earth at court house and to surrender in Grant on I Since the war as before Sheridan's career lias a tary one Iv for hu v as over diminutives a soldier After the of the var he was mime commander of the division of the June 3 aud of the Gulf Division June 17 He was made commander of the depart m nt of the Gulf 15 ISO of the Fifth are situated Louisiana ami Texas 11 and of department of the souri Sept 12 with headquarters at Fort March 4 he was made v luch he with enviable dis- tinction Besides his other achievements in times of war and peace Gen battle jf by a timely which has been in and story done more its share for the general's fair fame lule in the political troubles iu Louisiana in 1875 he did notable service m holding iu check Phil's Successor WASHINGTON Aug the death of Gen Sheridan the rank of lieutenant general lapses The command of tbs army of the United States falls to the ranking major general There are now three major Schofield Howard and Crook Gen Sohofield being the ranking or senior appointment If congress should create the position of ant general the appointment thereto would be made by the president from the list of major generals Xot Going to New York WASHINGTON Aug tors and representatives say there is no whatever in the published statement that they are going to New York to attend a tariff caucus Governor Would be In- by the British CITY Mo Aug Morehouse who has returned to the city gave a hearing to Messrs Martin and leroy attorneys for Hugh M Brooks alias Maxwell on the request that a further re- spite be their client as asked by ister The governor announced his readiness to pass on the asked for by the British minister and said further that he would not interfere with the sentence in any if no other reason than that contained in the papers received from Secretary Bayard could be produced The attorneys replied that they had papers bearing upon the subject they had been unable to prepare and bring them and therefore they desired a postponement of the This the governor granted until Wednesday when a final effort v ill be made in behalf of the condemned man BLOWN UP BY POWDER A Keg of the Explosive Bursts in Arms BIRMINGHAM Conn Aug Through carelessness in arranging a blast iu a rock cut at about four miles north of here on the extension of the Derby railroad a can containing twenty-five pounds of der exploded m the arms of Antonio an Italian aged 19 killing him instantly Dennis Sullivan the gang boss was blown out of the cut and down an embankment landing on rocks fifty feet below His eyes were blown out throat burned so he could scarcely breathe and he had inhaled the fire yet he walked about two miles to get a team He was conveyed to the train here and taken to St Francis hospital New York The rest of the Italians immediately struck She Threatens to Startle Society SYRACUSE N Y Aug Anna M Purdy who has kept a lying-in hospital in this city for the last six years and whose business has made her notorious all through Central Kew York has been arrested for neglecting to take out the licenses required by the laws of that state The arrest is the result of an investigation which begun a few days ago by the city overseer of the poor and which resulted in the discovery of an alarming mortality in the institution only four out of thirteen that were born there since June 5 being now living Miss Purdy declared a couple of days ago that she would if was prosecuted make tions that would shake the foundations of fashionable society in Syracuse and it is thought that her arrest may lead to sensa- tional developments Bishop Has a With Variations FRANCISCO Aug was written on the Palace hotel register by a passenger who camt from lulu on the last steamer The man was Washington Irving Bishop the whose exploits and sudden departure from San caused much speculation 01 the part of his He said King Kala kaua gave him the name upon the register which means Favorite son of the heavens Larry Donovan's Last Jump NEW YORK Aug cablegram to The Police announces that Larry van from Hungerford bridge and was drowned Donovan was 26 voars old and first came into notoriety by jumping from the Brooklyn bridge He was a printer by trade The Same Train Killed Two aten PITTSBURG Aug Grapeville Pa on the Pennsylvania railroad limited ex- press struck and ground to pieces an un- known man and at station Michael Costello was struck and fatally injured by the same train A Disease a Common and Public Men Coffins and Their Costly i Best Time to Die i WASHINGTON Aug statesman j has a hobby and it is funny how curious I some of these hobbies are Scott of sylvania is wrapped up in horses Leland Stanford can talk by the hour on horse j ing and Senator Kenna likes nothing better j than developing an instantaneous graph Belford Red Rooster of the standing his bibulous tendencies had a hobby of theological study and the same is true of Judge E B Taylor of Ohio Judge Taylor j knows all about the religions of the past and present He can tell you just what each i tribe on the face of the globe now worship i and he is not so illiberal but that he finds j some good in all Geu Logan was a so fond of theology but he ran more to biblical study than to the study of the sacred books of other religions He was proud of being the sessor of one of the lost copies of the rare books of Jeshur and his library would be a valuable to a theological seminary One of the queerest hobbies however in congressional study is that or a western con- gressman whom nature cut out for an under- taker but who was by a good education and a bright mind forced into politics He has been in the house for a number of terms He has a good national reputation and were I permitted to give his name this phase of his character would be a surprise to all but his most intimate acquaintances Said he to me last and burial has always had a fascination for me I attend more als perhaps than any man iu the house or senate and I could give you an outline of the history of funerals in the past I know all about cremation as it is practiced by the Hindoos and the Siamese and I ures at my house illustrating the method of embalming used by the different nations of the past I believe I could give a receipt for embalming fluid off hand and I have never studied medicine or worked in a drug store I have visited perhaps more tombs than any other public man I have wept over the remains ol Abelard and Heloise in the Pere la Chaise in Paris I have stood above the dust of Dante in Florence have spent hours m wandering among the monuments in Westminster Abbey and have examined the interiors of the pyramids with a magnesium light I can tell you perhaps as much about the deaths of noted men as any other public man and I have a necrology in the shape of a blank book which I have filled with pings about how great men have died I shall die myself some day and I have given direction that my obituary shall close the volume What disease carries off more public men than any I asked I should the statesman disease of the kidneys A careful diagnosis shows that this has more to do with our great funerals than any other The lic man of the United States lives high Here at Washington he gets in the habit of wining and dining he disturbs his stomach with highly spiced terrapin and heats his liver with cold champagne This was the cause of Salmon P Chase's taking off He might have lived to a ripe old age had he stuck to the cold water temperance diet of sha springs He went to a few years before he died when he was in a bad way By eating oatmeal beefsteak and drinking pure water he rapidly improved and he soon his old vigor He carne back to Washington and his table and it was a table that fixed disease upon him It was the same with Senator Anthony of Rhode Island Anthony stood the big dinners of Washington for nearly a generation but they carried him off at last He was one of the greatest epicures we have ever had and he and Perley Poore had their happiest hoars when their legs wore under some other man's mahogany Poore had enough bills of fare in his memento collections to have started a paper mill and h j used to smack his lips when he told the story of the good dinners he had eaten There are a number j of the leading public men of the United j States who afflicted with Bright's disease today They say little about it however and as a rale they do not appreciate that it is carrying them closer and closer to the grave Heart continued the obituary statesman has carried off a good men It was this that killed Senator Fenton a few years ago He died at his desk while reading his correspondence Sheridan's trouble is heart disease and Marcy who a former secretary of war was found dead with a volume of poems in his hand and it was heart disease that killed him George Washington died from catching cold His chest was hollow and it was his out of door life that kept him from consumption Numerous public men have died of cancers and this disease seems to be constantly on the increase I know of an Illinois congressman who has a cancer on his throat and the death of Gen Grant and the Emperor Frederick are too recent to need mention Judge ley bad a cancer in his cheek some years ago and it came from smoking He had it cut out however and he is now as good as he was forty years ago and does more work than he did then disease which has carried off many a bright man is suicide Yes I call suicide and I don't believe any man in good ever attempts it Take Preston King whose lound floating in the liver near York a twenty-five pound bag of shot it King was too fat to be healthy He weighed between three and four hundred pounds and they had to have an extra chair for hid use the senate It vs as said that he died from the 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 funerals and of the government paying the I think they are all right and if we 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 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 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 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 ment it costs at least I have had the auditing of a number of 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 When the is And hickory is thick who would think of dyin Or even gettin This was the verse I think for the autumn There was a similar one for each season and the conclusion 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 I would not object to a coffin and I want the boys who accompany me to my last ing place to have all the champagne that they can drink at Uncle Sam's expense I don't want a big monument but I am in for all the furbelows of a funeral as long as it don't reduce the size of my life insurance policy or come out of the amount I leave to my family THOMAS J TODD WARM WAVES Are rolling in You can't escape them but you can escape the less nights loss of appetite and languid feeling that result from ing the nervous force by muscular mer's torrid days The Compound that great strengthen the nervous against the attacks of preparation is a medi scientific combination of benefit to body and brain and has brought new life weakened nerves were the especially valuable at this BO liable to sunstroke a mental exertion in use of Paine's Celery nerve tonic at once system and fortify it summer debility This a drink It is a the best tonics giving lasting It cures all nervous diseases and health to thousands whose cause of their many ills It is season when feeble persons are disease which is nearly always by restoring perfect moves the liability to this dread fatal Paine's Celery health almost entirely re disease If you feel the effects of summer's heat you can't afford to delay another day before gaining the vitality only obtained by the use of this great medicine Sold by Druggists Six for Send for paper with many testimonials WELLS RICHARDSON CO BURLINGTON VT OF ITS Ttm A s iu Art second to in rhc rni j a mine t Eight coupes with Allegheny A s-u with under charge of an an ist of rare any one of the Excellent facility Fall term F A DIRECTOR JUST A TO THE S f While we are offering special law prices of our immense Stock of It is very necessary if you want some choice to com and see us and look it over while IK LAYS ABE DANGEROUS v you are your takes of DOLLAR SAVING OFFERS the rims etc Stock of Furniture that can be found anywhere it e- keci down to the lowest notch You will save MIDI moui y by uir of us at once We Saved You Money in the Past A only continue your faith in us Will S we You Money in the Future NELSON Undertaker aud mxt 10 Exchange Hoiel WAR REX PA W H CO H A Co in A FINE STRUCTURE Tlie County Building to Be Erected at Minneapolis Aug county to be erected in this city will be an imposing structure It is in the form of a square with a tower 250 feet high on one of its fronts The summit of the tower will be encircled by a balcony from visitors may gain a fine view of the city and its 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 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- of polished granite Around the in- is a hall fifteen feet wide w uil Ml 7 ani Pips Sherman S Jewett's Steve Ranges I Machines Spring tooth 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 Saw Warren Pa IR ItT I T TJ IR THE The building is divided into offices for the county officers the courts the city officers in short all officials connected with county and city All the internal supports are of cast iron columns The partitions are of fire proof tile The corridors v ill be floored i with tiling and wainscoted with marble All the rooms are furnished with fresh air by i means of a fan system so arranged that the i air can be moistened in winter and cooled in I summer The floor of the court will be paved The building will contain feet of floor room and cubic feet of j space S T J An extensive and complete line just received at PETER 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