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WHOLE NO. 5,289.
WASHINGTON, D. 0 THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 23, 1885.
P1U0B TWO CENTS.
814 Seventh Street.
Great Closing Sale
Hats, Bonnets, Flowors,
Tipo, Plumos, Ribbons,
Lacos, Silks, Volvots,
Sun Umbrollas, Pai-nsoln,
Jorsoys, Gloves and Corsets.
OrnonH I'nII (o Attend,
English Linen Dusters,
The Finest Dusters Made.
'Alpaoa and Mohair Dusters.
E. B. BARNUM & CO.,
931 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Closing Out Remnants
The Slock roust be Cleaned Up before re
moval, as per example:
Silk SciirlVi, lii 1-lie.
Ono Dollar Scarfs now fiOc.
Linen Collars, lie.
Wlilto Vests, large sizes, GOe.
Linen Pants, GOe.
Seersucker Coats, GOo.
Jean Drawers, ISGu.
Gauze Shirts, 2Ge.
Linen Drawers, 1.00, etc.
Balance of the Imitation Seer
sucker Coats and Vests have
been marked down to $2. GO
BnlhriKK'au Shirts and Draw
ers, clouded, down to fiOc per
The 31 ones have been reduced
Laundered Shirts for TGuuntl
Blue Flannel Norfolk Jackets,
HENNING. THE CLOTHIER,
410 Seventh Street.
Hot Weather Shoes.
Wo have. Just received a largo lot of all styles
Jten's Low Shoos. All llrst class goods, imt
must bo sold tills season, Ladles' and Will
Iron's low shoos In all styles. Canvas shoes
tor tho mountains and Beasldo. Lawn Tennis,
Jllcyclo and Boating shoos. Our general stock
Is larger than over, thus enabling us to suit
tho most fastidious. A call from our friends
andthopuhllo appreciated. Army and Navy
DALTON & STRICKLAND,
OHO PKNNA. AVI'
Artificial Stone Paving Gomp'y
Office, 1418 New York Ave nun.
Arlistic and Fine Work in Cement
Our Skilled Woikmou lay thofolIowlngPavo
incuts; Schlllenrjer's Patent, Beet (iranollllilo.
Asphaltum, Artificial Stone.
Kitchens, Sidewalks, Htuhlesnnd Cellars laid
With neatness and promptness,
Owners of property nro notiMcd that thoy
will bo held responsible for infringements of
this patent. Tho United Stutcs Courts for tho
District of Columbia liavo recently enjoined
II. L. Crnnford and tho Commissioners of tho
District of Columbia fiom laying tills pavo
ment. All artificial slono pavements other
than tliat laid umler tho patpiit arc worthless.
JOB. O. MoKIBBIN,
Telephono Call .107-2. I'roslclunt.
J. W. Selhy
requests tho pleasure of your company (accom
panied by your pocket-book) at his Mores to
witness tho remarkable Muughler of his goods;
lu other woids, Iho contents of Ids Mores this
week. Of tho wonderful baignlns to bo ob
tained this week, "no tongue can tell." There
tore, It will bo necessary to come mid pco for
yourself, "for feeing Is believing."
Wo close, at S p. hi., Saturday excepted. .
J. W. ST3L.13Y,
191 1 and J'JJG Pa. nvo.
7 si:vj:ntii srjipirr N. w.
0. P. Buuukttk, Sole Agenfr
n. w. ci.Koti's
Combination Letter Sheet & Envel
ope. For Letters, Notices, Bill?. Statements, Clicu
lurs. Of nil slcs, ill Wcs Of ,.,S,W, 100,350,
Will DUpeuso with Envelopes.
Will hnu Weight in Postage.
Will Save Tlmo and Trouble,
Tho postolllce Manips villi tliow ilato of do
llvory. J. W V.VTi:itS,
Solo Agt. for Washington and Alexandria,
CTAS- H- HVCoG-IIILL
JlHAUUt IN HUW.WNO SUPPLIES,
908 to 1)11 O street northwest, noxt National
miles' Armory. . , L
Archltcclural Iron Work, Cemont, Plaster,
i'lro llrlck, Hie Clay, Wall Slate, Paints, Oils,
Woodward & Lothroi.
FItlDAY, "REMNANT" DAY.
Desiring to clear up airshoit Lengths,
Odd 8lze Ilrokcti Lines, Odd Lot, etc.,
before Semi-Annual Stock-taking, July
"1, we propose to mako this Friday the
greatet llargaln Day of the season by
marking all "Hemnants," etc,, at nn
usually low "Kemnant" Day prices.
Customers can confidently expect to
receive tho best values ever offered, as
nil of tho following goods must be sold
Friday, "Iteuiimnt" Day:
Oilil Sizes lu Corsets,
If we have not all the sizes
that line is a "Remnant," and
is reduced to close it out on
Friday, "Remnant" Day.
Fine French "P. D." Sat
teen Corsets, silk stitched and
finished, embroidered top,
warranted best bone, in the
following colors and sizes :
Pink, sizes 18, 21 and 2",
lllue, sles BO ntid 21,
Drub, sizes ID, 21 and 23,
Cieam, sizes 20, '22 and 21,
Dlaek, sizes IS, 20 and 21,
Hegulnr Price .... $2,23
"Itemiiniit Price, .... si.iio
2 Summer Corsets, short lengths, Hue quality
and iietfcct IHtliig, slcsl8aud2t.nch, Jteg
iilorPrlceSt.OO. "Itemnant" Price 75c.
(Second iloor; tako the elevator)
Odd (torments lu Ladles' Muslin lln
(terwear. The following odd gar
ments we call "Remnants,"
and have marked them at the
following greatly reduced or
"Remnant" prices to close
.1 Ladles' Cambric Corset Cover, Ith fi clus
ters of tlueo lino tucks down the front with
three Hamburg Inseitlons between, Hamburg
edging mound tho neck, at Half price, (tegu
lar Price 51.00.
"Itemnant" Price fiOe.
!l Ladles' Muslin Chemise, squiuu yoko of Hue
1(11111111111; embrolUery, Hamburg (rimmed
around tliu baud, joke and sleeu's. ltcgular
"Itemnant" Price fi2kc.
2 Ladles' I'luo Cambric Night-downs, fiont
formed ol 10 Trench tucks, French sleeves,
wide llnmburg nillla iirouud tho neck ami
down the trout. Hcgulnr Price s7Je.
"llcninaiil" Price 7Ja.
teecoiul Itoor; tuko the elevator)
Nliort Length In Velvets. IMiihIiph,
10 Inches of I'.oyol Illuc Plush, 21 Inches wide,
jiyau is-lnoh Ournet Plmli for "Co.
yard lllack Velveteen, bluo silk embroid
ered tlguro, lor 7Ue.
yard Seal Drown Velveteen lor (Wo.
lj yards Satin Strlpo Velvet for COc.
A yaid Navy llluo velvet for SI.
52 yaid Uronzo Velvet forSl.25.
2jiyarch Tthiek DrocadeVclvct torSI.2-').
1S yards Cnstor Velvet forSJ.
All are marked at greatly
reduced or "Remnant" prices
to close Friday.
OiIUHIzcm nutl 1'hIih In (JJoves.
Desiring to clear up the
stock of all odds, &c, in this
department we shall mark
them at unusually low " Rem
nant" prices to cause their
sale Friday, "Remnant" Day.
7 pahs Ladles' H-KlnMIc, Lnce Top, Lisle
Thread (doves, llnlshcd lingers, lu chocolate,
sizes 0 and tlj. ltcgular Price '.i7Jo.
"Itemnant" Price 1!
!) pa I rs Ladles' :i-biitton Founs' 1'nglMi Llslo
Thread Uloves, lu silver gray, sizes 6, 0 and
o. ltcgular Prleo 23o.
'Itemnant" Prleo 15e.
:t pairs Ladies' 8-buttou length Laco Wihts
All silk Mitts, in bruw u only. Itcg. Price 13d.
"liemnaiit" Price !S7Jo.
1". luilis 1-idles' 8-button length Lace Wrists
All silk Mitts, in brown, eaidlmil, bluo, pink
and white, ltcgular Pi Ice 7 3c.
"Itemnant" Prlcu We.
11 paiis Ladles' il-button length Chamois Skin
Gloves, lu canary only, sizes f 0 and OX
Hegular Prleo SI
"Itemnant" Price Gp.
ItrmuniilH In llomeNtlvH.
To clear up stock previous
to inventory, the following
odds, "Remnants" &c, must
be sold this Friday, "Rem
21 "Itemnaiils" of Wenched and Hiow u Sheet
lngs,lejglhsHito6ds. 1 1 "Itemnaiils" of Pillow-case rotton, lengths
1 to a vd,
;rj "ltemniints" of llleached and lliown M
17 "Itemuants" of Plaid and Twilled Crush,
lengths 1 tn:yd.
b',lciiiii.inii'fof Wlilto Flannel, lengths Hi
to 1 yds.
21 "Itemnauts" of k-trlped and Fgiued Cie
tonnes. Four spreads as "Rem
nants" as follows :
2 ll-l Crochet Hod-Spreads, ltcgular Prleo
"Itemnant" Price SI. 2.'.
2 12-1 FIno Murhellles Spreads. Iteg. price S-
"Itemnnut" Price 81.G.1,
(Tlilid Iloor; tuko tho elevator.)
We huvo'Jii'Mioit longths" of White and Col
ored ficrlins. lengths xt to fi ynid", which must
be sold rrlilny.
We have 15 yimls of Coloiod Madras, was ffiie,
"Itemnant" pilee lbo per yard, which must be
Wo luno "short lengths" of iW-lueh Coloied
Felts, to embroider upon, or lor table scurfs mid
tidies, which must bo sold Friday.
(Third door; lake Iho elevator)
For other "Remnant" Day
attractions see Star, Post, and
Republican, all representing
exactly what we have to sell
Customers can Qbtain this
advertisement for compari
son from the clerk waiting
WOODWARD & LOTHROP,
Boston Dry Goods House,
ONi: 1K1UU ONI.Y,
921 pi:nna. AVK. 9li " STUUUT
THE OLD COMMANDER SUR
RENDERS AT LAST,
His Sufferings Ended About 8
O'clock This Morning.
HE DIES WITHOUT PAIN AS
THOUGH IN SLEEP,
Flags at Half-Mast from Ono End
of the Union to tho Othor,
A SKETCH OF THE GENERAL'S
His Military and Civic Services to
THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION IN
REGARDS TO THE FUNERAL,
Also Mr. Cleveland's Letter of Condolence
to Mrs, Grant.
Action ol (.iiiiiil Avniv FoMh---Prncliiiiin-1
1 i,ii l (iovcriuir lllll.-(f ucriil (JiiiiiI'h
ltuimiliii lo Ho Itennncd lo New Vm-k
Tlu IMiirii ttl' Itm Isil lo lie One of Three
Pluei'H Ih-tlKiiiiti-il Hlmeir.
Mt. M((iiti(,oit, X. V., .Inly I!:!.
Shortly Iicfuri1 0 o'clock tlin inm-uine;,
wlilto tlie family wi e preparing for Itroak
f.ibt, nnil (lie ilocloirt were dUt'iissiiij; llio
IKilicnl'ii climii'cs on tlie iia.;i of tlio cot
tage, Henry, tlie niirso, wlio win with tliu
(Icneral, t.tcipcd hiirrieilly out of the fcick
looni mid going to where the doctors w ere
stniidiug infornit'd them in a whimper that
he thought lliucndwas near. ThedoctoM
ha-lily went lo (he loom and at n glance
took in lhc situation.
'i hi: rA.ui.VM!.M.Mo:i:i).
They quickly ordered tho nuio to .sum
mon tlie inembera of tho family to the
tick room at once. Mm, Grant, Ir. .kwe
Grant .Mini wife, lT..S, (iiaiitjjr., mid wife
and Mrs. Colonel Grant instaiitly answeicd
the MiminoiH mid wcie toon at tho side of
the sick bed. Mrs. .Sailot in, noticing tho
doctors hurriedly going to tho room, fol
lowed them mid win the fiit member of
tho family picenl. Colonel 1'rcil Grant
- I VL1
P. H. on.ST.
wan now the only member of ihe family
absent, having Mrolled oil' around the
giouiHls, ServanH weio t-ent in tearch of
him, but ho entered the bick loom of his
own accord before any ono had succeeded
in bringing him tho news of his father's
approaching involution. Colonel Grant
took a heat at the right hand side of Iho
bed of tho dying man, placing his left arm
on the pillow nboro bis father's head.
Aiioi'.vi) 'tin: iii:A'iii-in:i).
(,'loe by the bcd-iido tut Mis. Grant, in
tetuelv agitated with her emotion, but
brnvefy Mtpprisiug them mid appealing
calm. ' Shu leaned slightly upon the bed,
rising upon ono elbow and gazing with eyes
blinded with learn into tho General's face.
Theio wn'i, however, no sign of lecognition
in ids pallid face. Ho was breathing fust,
and with slightly gasping respirations.
Mrs. I Sattoris leaned upon ihe shoulder of
her mother, and witnessed with pent up
emotions tho ebb of a life in wbiebshu had
constituted an element of pride. Thcsccno
wasa quiet one. Tho General was peacefully
and painlohsly passing into another world.
At u little distance behind Mrs. Giant and
Mrs. Saitori9 stood tho tlueo phybicians,
Douglas, MacCieady mid Sands, silent
spectators of a sceuo which but for their
etlbits would doubtless lmvo occurred
months ago. Ji-ssio Grant and U. S.
Grant, jr., Mood opposite their mother
at iho' other side of tho lied.
Near by, at the foot of tho cot and close by
Jesse, was Mr. N. E. Dawson, the Gen
end's confidential secretary and stenog
rapher. A I tho fool of tho bod stood
Mrs. V. H. Grant, jr., and by hersido Mrs.
Colonel Kicd Grant and Mrs. Jesso Grant.
Theso time gazed directly down into the
face of theGonoral, while their eyes bc
camo sulliiscd with tears. Tho sad ex
pression of their faces plainly rellccled tlie
anguish of their feelings. Now mid then
they stolon glancu at Mrs. Grant, who,
with bowed head, was intently watching
tho face of her dying husband. Not a
word was spoken, mid tlie stillnesi of the
room added lo tho hiipioslveiHM of the
Mrs. Grant several limes all'ectionnlely
stioked Ihe face, forehead and aims of her
dying husband, and wemed utteily beside
herself with despair at tlie thought of her
approaching separation by death from the
man witli whom she had passed eo many
pleasant years of wedded happiness, Dr.
Douglas several times felt tlie pulse of tho
patient who was now quietly pa-einguwiiy.
Imt,this had dwiudlod ton point beyond
NO pain i Kl.T.
Tho respiration grew momentarily
more and more quickened, but Ids laco
rcileeted no pain, and although at first ids
breathing seemed labored it gradually bo
camo weakcrond withbut little clthrt.
Toward tho end, as if by sudden Im
pulse, Mrs, Grant moso from- her scat be
side tho death-bed muh seizing both of the
General's hands withm her own. pressed
them, and, leaning over, kissed him fer
vently on tho forehead. At this n few
convulsive sobs were beard coming from
tlie direction of where U.S. Grant, jr.,
stood, but theso wcro speedily rcprgised,
mid a solemn stillness again came over tlie
For a low moments every ono pi csent
seemed battling with their feelings ns thoy
sat or stood around watching tho fast ap
proaching end. Dr. Douglas intently
watched tho patient's face, noting every
change or expression that passed over it,
As time woio on tho breathing of the pa
tient became more and more faint, until
only a slight heaving of tlie chest was no
ticeable. His eyeballs began to tako a set
expression, while the lids gradually began
An expiession of supremo happiness
stolo over his face and then with two
or hieo deep-drawn gasps, tho General
passed away as quietly and ns sweetly as
though ho'had fallen asleep. Tho family,
who had becnsittingquictly,nowdiew closer
to tho bed and listened breathlessly for
some further sign of life, but none came.
Dr. Douglass was tho lint to break tho
stillness. In a half broken voice ho said
'mil mImW jf
(ii'.NintAt. oitAN'i'rf liiurnpi.U'i:.
ju.it loud enough to bo heard: "Well, his
MiU'ci'iugii have nt lust come to
an end. It is all over now," nt
the same linic heaving a
deep drawn bigh. Tho lealialiou that
the General had passed away seemed to
dawn on tho niembeis of the family, and
they exchanged significant and sorrowful
glances, mid some di ew foi lb their hand
keiehiefs am in subdued sobs g:vo vent lo
their long pent upgiief.
As they composed themselves, they
walked over to tho tied anil pressed their
lips lo the forehead of tho departed Gen
eral and left the room apparently togiievo
silently at tlieir grcafloss. Mrs. Grant
sat for some time at tlie head of the bed of
her dead husband, and was gently led fiom
the room. She did not apparently realize
that she had parted forever on lliis cnith
with him who was dearest of all lo her.
The following nllicial bulletin was to
day sent to the Mtdital Rotord for publica
tion in thai journal:
"riiuce our last bulletin was written tlie
final change has come to Genera! Grant,
lie pasted peacefully away at 8 o'clock
Thursday morning. On' the morning
of (he day previous Dr. Douglas summoned
pro. Sands and Shtady to meet him
in consultation at Mount McGicgor,
an Goiioial Grant was 'inking
ami death seemed imminent. On their
nnivalthc patient was found in a very
prostrated condition, witii feeble and fie
quent pulse, rapid l aspiration and inability
to swallow, lie was fullering no paiii,
but by his listless manner was aimai entry
conscious that death was approaching.
How llio Uuiicrnl Neuron tlio Kml,
Mt. McGui:cioii, N. Y., July SI.-General
U. S. Grant died this moiiiiugat 8:US
o'clock. lie had been growing weaker
and weaker all thinugh tho night and
caily hours of the morning, llis last
won't was "Water." Ho died calmly and
without any apparent pain, agony, 'exer
tion or sullering. His pulse ever' since 9
o'clock last evening had been growing
faster and faster. As Di. Douglas said of
it : "It went m) I'a-t wo could not count it."
cn;xi:u.vi. (iitANr in ihssh-k iiodm.
Tlio General's lespiratiou, of course, was
very vigorous sixty tunes a minute, even
onto dentil. About iniilniirlii l, .., ...1....1
..... ....... ........,,,. ,IVJ ,,,,-, ,,vl
by Colonel Fied Grant if he wassulletimr,
when ho replied in a whisper, "No." Col
onel Giant asked him thu same iniestion
several times during tlio night. Along to
wards it o'clock Colonel Cli-nni I,.,, I .,',,..!.,
nsked him il ho wanted miythim', when
ho feebly replied, "Water,"
His ltr..MAUKAlH,i: VITA T.I I'V.
Tlio ono lieculiaritvol' ln.,,1,.1,,;, ..h,,.
exhibition ol reinarkablo vitality which he
scemeu 10 presciu as ine obstacle to death.
Faculty after faculty flickered awav. lie
died with his conscience about' him.
Toward tlio last ids respiration was pant
ing, shallow and uoiselesB. UU lueathing
becamo very quick. His death resulted
from exhaustion, and ho evidently Milleied
no pain from tlio time ho bogan lo sink.
His hist voluntary words wcro spoken
yestoiday afternoon, shortly after 1!
o'clock, when ho said, "I hope- nolwdvwill
bo distie.ssed on my account."
hi: ai'oKi; no moih:.
llo never spoko unothcf word. Mrs.
Grant gave him water anil then milk. He
swallowed but little of tho two. All that
lie did was to try, mid faint gurgle was
iicani, iiiercalier Airs. (Irani kept a
handkerchief, which was soaked in water,
to (lie General's lip. Ho would clino the
lip on it when put to his mouth. .Airs.
Giant kept lepcaledly saying lo him : "Do
you know mo?" anil no leply would bo
heard. Then she would say: "If you
know me, press my band." Ilo sometimes
would open his eyes, but would close them
soon again, This occurred at intervals of
nearly every live minutes.
Tin: iincrous cai,i.i:i.
The doctoiswcro sealed on tho poieh
at 7:-l"ja. m, when Henry, tlio nurse, came
out mid summoned them to the bedside
of the dying man. Dr. Newman tvas tit
tlio hotel eating breakfast, and was not
piesent when the General cxpiied. All
the family were in tho room a( (lie time
except tho grandchildren, who bad not yet
awakened, Mrs. Grant was by bis side
looking in Ids face. Mrs. Sartoris was
right behind her mother, Colonel Grant at
tho bead of tiie bed and tho other mem
bers of tho family were grouped around.
All bore a dignified demeanor and ap
peared to be fully aware of the approach
ing cud. Mrs. Grant bore up remaika
HIS LAST I.OOIC.
Mrs, Sartoris grief was plainly visiblo.
Her lips quivered with deep sorrow, which
was plainly depicted in her face. She
eagerly sought to be recogni.ed by her
dying father. Just a few seconds before
bis demise tlio General opened his eves,
and tliey met those of his daughter. Tlio
effect was instant, lie clo-cil tiiem and
soon after expired, Mrs, Sartoris was
weeping as weieaiso tlio IxryK. Dr. New
man arrived soon after and appeared
greatly distressed because ho was not
present to oiler up prayers. Ho walked
fiom one place to another and was deeply
(list res.' ed.
what Tin: iiorroits raid.
Dr. Douglass seemed relieved, but, how
ever, looked sad. Dr. Shrady wasalso visi
ably all'ccled. lie tays tho General fought
well throughout. "Ho dreaded tho suf
fering at tlie end," said Dr. Shrady. "15ut
we guarranteed that he would have none
and we kept our promise." Dr. Sands
was met bluntly after by the United 1'ress
leprcsentativc. He looked sad, but ex
pressed himself as pleased to know that
tho ilhistiuiis patient's sufferings were over.
Henry Iiarrisinn and tlio rest of tho ser
vants woio a gloomy look. The Hag on
the Balmoral Hotel was at once put at
lialfmast. Several hundred sympathetic
ar.NKUAr. i rant's ni:w voitic itiini:Nci:.
messages of condolence from various pails
of tlie world have been received and still
continue to nrive. The family held u con
sultation shortly after 8:l.r).
Tin: PAMir.v'.s intkni ions,
It is definitely decided when and where
(lie funeral will tako place, hut it is thought
tho remains will be shipped to New York
and fiom thereto Washington wheie thoy
will bo interred Immediately after the
General's decease, Holmes, the undci taker
at Saratoga, was telegraphed for and
arrived on the 0 o'clock train, bringing
with him a casket, ice, etc. The few pas
sengers who arrived made anxious in
quiries regarding tlie decea-ed man and as
to (he manner of his death. While the
family wcro conversing yesteiday and com
paring notes, some one asked what events
happen on July UN!. For a moment or two
no one vouchsafed a reply. Finally it was
learned that Jnlv 'Ml was liuck 'Grant's
It is'just nine months since Dr. Douglas
began attending tlie General. Saratoga is
all in morning. Crane is on almost every
building, and along the entire lino of Mt.
McGregor Itailioad. The town hall, llio
postollice, Grand Union, United States,
and Congress Hall are all heavily draped.
Till'. Nl'AVM IN AYASHINUTON.
Itcceptloii ol' (lie T(IIiikn lit llio
The news of General Grant's deatli
i cached this city fust in bulletins to the
telegraph olliees: "General Grant died
painlessly at S:0;." The-o words wcro
immediately transmitted by telephone to
tho President, and reached him as he was
going to In eakfiist. Ho leturued to his
library and dictated ihu followlni! din-
patch of condolence to Mrs. Grant :
tiuiMiiuN, July !!, iM8f.
.Vi. I'.S. (Iiiinl, Muiml Mcfli lU'ti,. V. P.
Accopt this expression of my heartfelt sym
patliy lu this hour of your great iitlllctlon.
The ucoiilo of tlio Nation mourn with von.
atnl woulil loach If tliey could with Miully
eomfoit tho depths ol Iho sorrow which Is
yoms alone, aiiil which only thu pity of (iod
eau heal. (11!0vi:ui'ii:vi:i.ani.
lie then dispatched luessengeis to his
Cabinet requesting them to meet at 11
o'clock to unite witli him in tlio action to
be taken. A proclamation was prepared,
but withheld until after this Cabinet meet
ing. Orders were pioinptly issued for the
liulf-iimstiiig of flags and the draping of
the dcpaitment buildings and White
llouso with lilack. Iseloie'J o clock Hairs
at half must floated from the Executive
.Mansion mid Depaitmcuts, and i-oino of the
city chinch bells wcro tolling. Orders
Hashed over tlie wires early lor tlio liall
inasting of Hags on ( lovermncnt buildings
throughout tho laud. Tlio Departments
wcro closed at 1 o'clock by Fxccutivo
General Grant was so well-known in
Washington that Ids death is felt as in tho
nuttti oof a personal bereavement, mid no
sooner had the sad intelligence been re
ceived than unmistakable expressions of
mm row rapidly followed nil over tho city,
in tlio lowcrim: of Hacs to half-mast.
tlio draping of the public, buildings and
many private residences in black mid uni
versal utterances of icmrcl. Nowsnaiicr
How pioinptly displayed tho drapery of
mourning, and there were festoons of
black on the olhces of tlio various corie
spondcnls. Tlio Commissioners closed the
District ofliccs at 1:.')0 and ordered (lie
buildings ilraiied. The Foully Court ad
journed at 12:30 o'clock.
(icneral Granl'H brother-in-law, Colonel
I-'. T. Dent, icceivcd tho melancholy
tidings in private dispatches. He said
that ho knew that General Grant had re
gaided either Washington or West. I'oint
as bis permanent ielnur tilace. Tho ob
jection which ho bad to Washington was
uietiouoins io wiictncr Airs, urant could
bo buried nt Ids side.
Until Colonel Fred. Grant's decision is
announced the place of burial will not bo
known, but Washington is the most proba
ble, as it is tlie most suitable place.
General S. 8. Ilurdctt,.. Commandor-iii1-Chief
of the Grand Army of tho Potomac,
sent tho following dispatch to Colonel
IIUAIlQUAinT.lli, G. A. H.,
Washington, D. C.July U3, 1885,
Colonel J D. Grant, Alt. MtG refer, tV, V..'
Expressing tlio profound grief ""of tho
Grand Army of tho Kepublic upon the
death of tho greatest of our comrades; on
behalf of its three hundred "thousand
members, 1 tender to your' honored
mother and to all tho alllicted family their
heartfelt sympathy. I pray, you lmvo mo
advicd so soon as arrangements for the
last sad rites are determined upon.
S. S. I5uiuh:tt.
Tho demand for black to drapo Gov
ernment buildings and residences was un
precedented this afternoon, and to-morrow
nearly every house in the city will
be draped in respect to tlie dead hero. Sev
eral of tho largo storekeepersstato that tiie
supply will not meet the demand, and sup
plies have been telegraphed for.
Ily tlio li-cNllrnt of the tin (ted
ThePicsidcntof thu United States has Just
received tlio sad (IdliiKS of thu death of that
lllustl Ions clt Iz.on and cx-Prosldent of HmlTnltnl
States, General I'lys-es H. (Jrant, at .Mount Me-
uregor, lu tho State of Now York, lo wiilch
piaco ho had lately been removed In (tin iiu
deavor to prolong his life.
In imakliiB this announcement to thu people
of (ho United Males, (ho President Is impiesscd
ml Mi In, .!, !.!.. I,. ,.c il... in., i o .
" um luiKHHiiuuui uiu puuiiu iuhsoi ii ifrcat-
lnillf niV lPfl lint ftirt itxiu lit tl.n l.rt,, n ..I..,..
mnffiiaiilmniH; amid disaster, HTciionnri Belf-
-iiiauiuu, nnu hi nvriy nuuioii, wneijiur iwa
oldk-r, or m u Chief iliifflstrato twlco callod
fi, lirwi-.it In lilj r.tllM.. .....,......
... ,...,. v.. ,,j ,,,, IV.MI,, . .,11,1.1 Jlllt'll, IIH1 1111'
Hwervlnisly tho pathway of duty, undeterred
by doubts, sliiKlo-inindcd inn straliihtforward.
iiiii.ihiiui;uiiihi ,iai wiinuseu wiiu ueep
einotlon his prolongi'd and patient strucalo
with painful disease and h-is watched by his
conch of sufferlm: with tcaiful sympnthy.
'Iho destined 1 has come at la-t, and his
spirit has returned to tlio Creator vrlurecnt It
The pioat heart of tho Nation tint followed
hhn when HvhiK with lovo and pride, bows
now In sorrow above him dead, tenderly mind
ful of his virtues, his Kicat patilotloiservlces,
and of (ho loss occasioned by his death.,
In testimony of respect to thni memory of
Oncral Orant, It Is ordered that tho Kxecntlvo
Mansion mid tho several Ucnaitnieutsat Wash
liitftou bo draped hi moiirnbiK lor a period of
thlifydays, and that all publlo business shall
on tho day of tho funeral ho suspended; and
thu Secietarles of War and of thu Navy will
cmiRO oiilers (o bo issued for appropriate
military ami naval honors to bo lwidered on
In wltnois whcieiif, I havo hereunto set. my
hand, and eaiicd the seal of tho United
.States to bo ntllxcil. Dono at tho city of
WashliiKton, this twenty-third day of July,
A. 1). ono thousanil eight hmidred and
elshty-llve, and of tho Independence of the
I nlled States (ho ouu hundred ami tenth.
,,.,,, ., . tliiovi.uciKvn.ANii.
Ily tho President:
T. P. liAYAUII.
lovernoi- lilli'M l'rocliiinulloii.
Ai.uany, N. Y July !:!. Governor
Hill has just issued the following procla
mation: IlH Ihe Uunruoi :
Stati: or Nr.w Yom;,
Ulysses K. Orant, twleo President of tho
I lilted .States, tho defender of tho Union, thu
victorious le.ideror our soldiers and Ocncral
outhoietlred list of (he army, Is dead. To thu
lust ho was thu (rau soldier, strong lu spirit,
patient In sulTcrlin.'. bravuln death, his war
faro ended. After tho clo-u of his olllclal life,
and followlnu that notablo .loiirney around (ho
world, when trllmtesot esteem Iromiill nations
were paid him, hu chose his homo iimoni; tho
citizens of oui-htato, Hodled upon our soil,
lu tlio County of Karatoca, ocilooklni; scenes
madu (,'lorlous by ruvoliitlomiry memoiies. It
Is litthu; that Ihu Statu which ho chose as his
homo should especially honor his memory.
'Iho woidsot uilef and thu lokens of soirow
by which wu mark his death shall honor, too,
thoiilllcus which ho held and proclaim that
pmlse which shall ocr ho accoidcil tlioso who
servo thu Hepublle 'I herefnre, It Is hereby ill
rccted that flaps on tho publlo huildliiKs of the
S(a(obo placed at half mast until his lmil.il,
and on that day-yet to bo appointed all or
dinary business In tho Uxucutfvo Chamber and
In tho Depaitinenls of tho Statu (lovernmeiit
will bo suspended The people of tho State
nro called upon to 'dliphiy, until his liincr.il,
emblems of mom nine, and It Is requested at
that liour thoy cciiso from their business ami
pay rojpPctH lo (ho dlsdmmlslicd dead,
illven under my hand and tho privy seal of tho
Statoof New York, at thu Capitol, In thu
city of Albany, this twenty-third day ot
July, eighteen hundred audvlKlity-flvo
j win It. Illl.l..
U'ii, (i. Pmci:,
thi: 3r.NKKAi.vs iiuhiai. i'lvci:.
IloCli the National Capital und West
General Grant has long been l egarded
as belonging lo Washington, bays tiio
Washington correspondent of tho Philii-
delphia Times. Ho has many personal
anil political friends heie. and thcsi. are
, never weary of discussing his merits as a
soiuier aim uresuicnt anil relating anec
dotes of peculiarities. In tho opinion of
many of tlieso General Grant will be
buried here. If tids is true the occasion
will, it is thought, be made one of great
pomp and cciemonv, befittim.' tiio life and
tcrvieosof tho man. An intimate friend
of General Itealesays, how ever, that Gen
eral Grant will bo biHed at West Point
and that it will be in accordance with his
well-known wishes. It was one of tho
picas for restoration lo the annv that he
might end bis military c.ueer wheio lie
began it and leave Ins monument where
now ucucrntions of soldier students mav
seo it daily. Thtie is nothing definitely
known heie yet as to (he place of buiial,
and it is believed that will bo found dosig-
naieu in tiio ucnorals papers.
Mr. MiGni:fjoii. N. Y.. Jnlv '':t
General Grant's iciuains will be removed
to New ork after being embalmed, and
when tlie body roaches that city tlio
family will decide as to whether il po.t
mortcm shall bo intido. Tho familv lmvo
been desirous that tlio runout1, should tako
place in usldngton, but (ho piaco has not
yet been decided, upon. Tlio General, bo
lero his death, named three places, at any
ono of which ho said ho would llko to bo
He, however, concluded to leave
the choice of n lmnal spot entirely to
Colonel Ficd Grant, witli tho proviso that
iiiopiaco selected shall bo such n place as
to permit of tlio buiial of Mrs. (rant by
Ids side. A local undertaker will have
charge- of tho immediate details of tho
funeral until tho remains have been
shipped to New Yoik.
(JIlNI'.ltAI, CatANT'.S UAHHKIt.
Mt. M(Giti:nou, N. Y., JnlyJW. Willi
(lie death of General Grant there passed
away one of the greatest captains of modern
times. Military critics may difli-r as to ids
character mid lank as a military com
mander, but in the faco of his achievements
any nttcmpl to belittle Ids military capacity
is idle. Judged by the standard, lie held
:i place in tlio affections of tlio people of
tins country which was equaled by no ono
except Lincoln, and bis record as tliu
leader of the Union Army, which crushed
tho rebellion, will leave him nn undying
name in tlio proudest chapter of our his
tory. Ulysses S. Grant was born at Point
Pleasant, Clement County, Ohio, April 27,
io-z. iio entered West I'oint July
u-, jiu iiinjii.'u ncsi, xoini ,Miiy j,
18.19, lieing then 17 years of age. Among
Ids classmates wcie franklin, Ingalls,
Sherman mid F. Smith. Thomas and
I8.W, being then 17
Mcado were in AVcst Point at tlio same
time that Grant was there, but tliev
wero in classes ahead of bis. Grant was
graduated July 1( 1813, and was appointed
u brevet second lieutenant, with orders to
report to tho Fourth Infantry. In tlie
summer of 18-15 the regiment was ordered
to join General Taylor's forces at Corpus
Christ!, which weio protecting tlio fion
ticr from the Mexican urinv. Ilo took
part in every battle of thu Mexican war,
with tlie exception of the battle of lhiena
Vista, and was conspicuous for braverv.
Grant in 18-13 married Miss Julia Dent,
the daughter of Frederick Dent, a well
known merchant of St. Louis.
He icsigncd from tlie army on the 31st
Of July, 1851, witli the rank of captain,
and returned to St. Louis; where bis wife
and children wcie residing. When Lin
coln's first call for 75,000 men was made
Grant was living at Galena, 111. Four days
after the call a company was enrolled in
that town, and Grant wis put in command.
Four days later bo reported with Ids com
pany lo (lie Governor at Springfield.
When the Twcnty-lirst Illinois Kegiment
arrived at Springfield (lie Governor put
Grant in its command, anil in August,
1801, Lincoln appointed him a brigadioi
gencral. Grant's army and political career is (ot,
well known to need specific mention here.
After retiring from the Picsidency Grant
set out on a tour around the woihl, occupy
ing ncnily three years. His tour was one
of thu most lcmarkable chapters in Ids
wonderful history. He was paid loyal
honors from the beginning to tho close ' of
jlis journey. Piobably at the close of his
journey there was no one man whoso
name was better known mound the entire
world than hi-i. Ono of tlie pleasant
events in Ids closing career was tlie act of
Congress passed in the very last hours of
the Fdrty-eiglitli Congress without a single
objection, restoring him to his rank ns
General of tho A i my and placing him on
the rctiicd li-t.
flnvei'iior IIIII'n l'oi-Homil Nynipnthy
Ai.iiany, N. Y., July 23. Governor
Hill this morning in addition to Ids
proclamation scut the following personal
dispatch of condolence to tho Grant family
at Mount McGregor:
"7i Col. red Giant, Mount Al, Glenn;
Ar. K A '
"l'y piochiination this morning issued
I have officially spoken the dee) soirow
which the people of (his Stale feci in the
death of General Grunt. I would add
my personal condolence and sympadiy to
all bis family in the hour of their great "
bereavement. David 1!. Ilit.i.."
Tlio Uenernl'H Lost Words.
Mt. MrGunnou, N. Y., July 23. So
nr as known, tlio last words uttered by
icneral Grant weiu n renuost for a el.ivi
ol water, at 3 o'clock.
A l'roloiiiHlNciiHiitlou lu Loudon.
London, J uly.23. The news of Gen
eral Grant's death, although not unex
pected, created u profound sensation
here. Immediately upon icceipt of tlio
intelligence, draped Ameiicaii liags wcie
placed at, half-mast upon the piomiiient
buildings in the city, both public and
private. At tho Ameiicaii Legation, the
American Consulate and the American
ICxehange, evidences of mourning wcie
profuse. Poitrails of General Grunt, with
black Iwdeis, weru hung out and the
doors and windows wcro covered with
crape. Mr. Gladstone and John Hright
were at once not i lied of General Gram's
death and both appealed greatlv af
The London Disclosures Illustrated.
London, July 23. Sir Richard Assb.
ton Cioss, Home Secretary, was asked in
the House of Commons vesteidav ! Mr
DeiwilKobcits Onslow, Conservative, how
Icing the government was going to permit
lbo sale of obscene illustrated prints. Mr.
Onslow referred to tho hawking of an ob
scure paper whicli, with a leprintof the
Pall Al.il Gazette's revelations, pietorkdlv
illustrated, has for several days' past hceii
vended in tho streets of London. The
Homo Secretary replied that persons pub
lished obscene matter ut, their own risk,
and (hat wbatover might be said of the'
motives of tiio.o who made the first pub
bullion, nothing but evil could be the re
sult of pielorial publications like those ie
fun ed to. Tho police, llio Secretary con
cluded, had been specially ordeied to
watch (he management of this illustrated
paper, and lake suitable action against its
propuetorsfornity violation of tlie lawa
against the publication of obscene matter.
AiiiliitnioulH .llado l,y Uio ITesI-di'iil-Sllnur
The Piesidenl made the followim? nn.
pointnienls to-day :
I'o.-liniislei's Kin c K'n.nll iiui,.
I'l'iJse, Ga.; William II. Dawlev.'Antigo,
Wis.; Samuel II. lluek, New Orleans, La.
The Postolllce Department wos notified
to-day by Inspector Wliitoslilo tlm, tlm
lostiiiaster of Ladies Island, South Cam
ina, had absconded with dm ,i,.i.. nf ,i,
ollice, amounting to $230.
.Mr. 1-rcd. S. Newman has been awarded
tho contract fornnintimr tin, rm,.f,i.,..,l,.,.
ami tho groon-houso of the Kxeeutivu
Tlio llaiiiuct l'ostponed.
Tho banquet to tlio Mexican cditgw to
night has been abandoned.