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CARNEGIE'S GREAT GIFT.
1 iYi: MILLIONS TO HELP CAR
yn--" MILLIONS FOR Till: DISABLED AND
crj rCANNTWTF.D; ONE MiI. I. ION KOR
LIBRARIES— THE DONOR'S LET
TER <T FAREWELL,
p."p ¦•." irg. Itarcb 13. — Two communications
i i <"arnegie, which are officially
public to-night, tell of the steel kind's
• from active business life and of his
• f5.000.000 for the endowment of a
fi;n"i for superannuated and disabled employes
'arnegie company, and for the mainten-
I r the Braddock, Homestead and Duquesne
libra r *t This benefaction is by far the largest
o f th* many created by Mr. <*ainegie. and is
, • «¦ ithout ¦ parallel anywhere in the
This fund will in no \^ i<=« interfere with
of the savings fund, estab
ie company Bfteen years ago for the
. nployes. In this latter fund
10,000 of the employes* savings are
on which th" company by contract
cent and lends money to the work-
I ' own homes. The letters
No. T. West Fifty-first -St..
New-York. March l:.'. 1001.
•jr. ••- o r,r,nr\ People of Pittsburg:
An opportunity to retire from business came
to m? unsought, which 1 considered it my duty
to accept My resolve v. as made in youth to
retire before old age. From what I have seen
around m« I cannot doubt the wisdom of this
course, although the change is great, even s.>ri
ouf. and seldom brings the happiness expected.
But this! because so many, having abundance
to retire upon, have so little to retire to. The
fathers in olden days taught that a man should
hsv*» time before i •-.. •nd of his career for the
"makinc of his soul." I have always felt that
old as:* should be spent not. as the Scotch say.
in m icicle mair." but In making a good
¦UFP of what has been acquired, and I hope my
friends of PlttFburg will approve of my action
Jn re'iring while still in full health and vigor,
and 1 can reasonably expect many years for
usefulness in fields which have other than per
Th" pain of change and separation from husi
r,»fs a«S''>'"iati<ins and employes is indeed keen;
associates who ire at once the best of friends;
employes who are not only the best of work
awn, but the "-» self- respect ing body of men
which the world has to show. Of this I am well
assured in . very proud.
But the reparation even from a business point
r:f view is not absolute, since my capital remains
in Pitt»«hurg as before, and Indeed 1 am now in
iTeM^i in more mills there than ever, and de-
I-fncl upon Pittsburg as hitherto for my revenue]
I shall hay more time now to devote to the.
institute a!i,J to th*. technical school, which are
hi the higher domain of Pittsburgh life, and
ihe«e I have long seen to be my chief -work— the
fi"ld in which 1 can do the .it- st. because the
highest, pood for Pittsburg. The share which
I have had in the material development of our
city may b. considered only the foundation on
which the things of the ppirit are built, and in
taking the proceeds of the material to develop
the things of the spiritual world, I fee] that I
am pursuing tii^ Ir^al lath of life and duty.
For all these reasons, and for another more
potent than «il!. viz.. thut Pittsburs entered the
cere of ray heart when 1 was a boy and cannot
be torn out, I can never be one bail 's breadth
less loyjl to her. or less anxious to help her in
anj way. than 1 have been .-;!!'•• I could help
My treasure i- ; f:'i with you, my heart is still
¦with you. and how best to serve Pittsburg is the
question whi- h rcourfi-***-*"*^— *-Uvu*i»t--«"very day
of mv W. " ANDREW CARNEGIE.
No. 5 West Fifty-first-st.
New-York. March 12. 1901.
To the President and Managers, the Carnegie
Gentlemen: Mr. Frank?, my cashier, will hand
over to you upon your acceptance of the trust.
$5,000,000 of the Carnegie company bonds, in
tniFt for the following purposes:
The income of $LOOO.OOO to be spent in main
taining the libraries built by me in Braddock.
Homepf-ad and Duquesne. [ heve been giving
Uk interest of $250,00'} to each of these libraries
hitherto, at : this will give a revenue of $50,000
hereafter for the three. Bra<!dock library Is
doing a great deal of work for the neighbor
hood, and requires more than Homestead.
Homr-tf-ad, on the Other hand, will probably re
quire more for a tim<- than Duquesne. but I
I*ave it to you to distribute the funds from time
in time according to the work done or needed.
Duquesne'i port can be h'-ld until th«» library
is open* i and then applied to meet extras in
cost if any.
The income of th? other $4,000,000 is to be
First— To provide for employes of the Car-
THgie company in all its works, mines, railways.
f-hops. etc, injured In its service, and for those,
dependent upon such employes as are killed
Second— To provide small pensions or aids to
such employes as. after long and creditable ser
vi.... throueh exceptional circumstances, need
F'jch help in their old age and ho make good
¦ufo of It. should these uses not require all of
thf- revenue, and a surplus of $200,000 be left
after ten years' operation, then for all over this
workmen in mills other than the Carnegie com
pany in Allegheny County shall become eligible
Ist participation in the fund, the mills nearest
Ike works of the Carnegie Steel Company being
This fund is not intended to be used as a sub
stitute for what the company has been in the
habit of loing in such oases— Car from it. It is
Intended to go still further, and give to the In
jured or their families or to employes who are
acsdy in old age. through no fault of their own.
¦oaw provision against want as long as needed,
or until young children can become self-sup
Your president and myself have been con
ferring for some time past as to the possibility
of introducing a pension and beneficial system to
¦which employes contribute, resembling that so
admirably established by th* Pennsylvania and
Baltimore and Ohio railroads. We find It a
difficult problem to adjust to a manufacturing
concern, bat should it be solved hereafter the
trustees have authority to make this fund the
foundation of such a system.
Each superintendent will report to the presi
dent such cases in his department as he thinks
Worthy of aid from the fund, and the president
*U1 in turn report to the directors, with his
recommendation for action.
A report to be made at the end of each year
Riving an account of the fund and of its distri
bution shall be published in two papers in Pitts
h'tr?. find copies posted freely at the several
works, that every employe may know what is
b"ing De. Publicity in this manner will, lam
*ur<-. have a beneficial effect.
I make this Jirst use of surplus wealth upon
retiring from business as an acknowledgment of
the deep debt which I owe to the workmen who
have contributed so greatly to my success. I
hope the cordial relations which exist between
employers and employed throughout all the
Carnegte company works may never be dis
turbed; both employers and employed remem
n<ring what I said in my last speech to the men
*t Homestead: "Labor, capital and business
ability are the three legs of a three legged stool:
neither is first, neither Is second, neither is third;
there is no precedence, all being equally naoes
ry. h. who would now discord among the
tnr«-A j ¦ an .n- my of all."
I know that I have done my duty in retiring
*rom business when an opportunity presented
>t*eif. and yet mm I write my heart is "full. I have
enjoyed so much my connection with workmen,
foremen. clerks, superintendents, partners and
all other < lasses, that it hi a great wrench, In
<J«*d. to say farewell. Happily, there Is no real
rareuHi in one sense, because although no longer
an employer. I am still and always must be a
mend, deeply interested In the happiness of all
hnm It, has been my good fortune to know
«ni work In sympathy with for no many happy
>'«rh. Always truly yours.
-;library '.Hi for hi:mi\sti:ai).
Ari<!/**- rarr.egi* ha» offered to give the town of
H»n, P Ht^ad. Long Island. IX.m to establish a
'- A FEW RESTFUL HOURS
«nd a rrMil D^ mi .-° n J Jrier: a Bhorl >tay in Virginia
-Advt WTsthlali— Is a moat pleasant trip.
library, provided a satisfactory amount is guaran
teed for its maintenance. Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont.
August Belmont, William <". Whitney and a mim
ber of others cave sinniiirii their intention t" as
sist in providing this Bupport.
At the coming election the taxpayers will b»
asked to give the library Association a plot of
ground, one hundred feet squsre, formerly a
neglected burial ground, which haa recently been
ploughed over and made Into a public park.
MR. CABKEGIE i>VV FOR EUROPE.
HE. DECLARES HE IS OUT OF BUSINESS
FAMILY GOES WITH HIM.
Andrew Carnegie sailed on the steamer St. Louis
yesterday with his wife and daughter and Miss
Whltfield for a seven months' visit to Kurope.
His countenance was as ruddy and cheery as ever
as he walked up and down the promenade deck of
the steamer with Charles M. Schwab, the president
of the Carnegie company, stopping occasionally to
bid a friend farewell.
A number of newspaper men gathered around
Mr. Carnegie to learn something of his plans.
"Well, you have got me this time," said he. "I
am always kindly disposed toward newspaper men,
because there was n time when I wanted to be
come .i newspaper man myself. You know I have
done a little writing for the newspapers, and have
enjoyed my experience. I shall never forget my
feelings when ray first, story was printed by The
New-York Tribune. I was then only seventeen
years old. and I had put In much time and trouble
on my composition. I always felt a friendship for
Horace Greeley, for he it was who accepted my
contribution. I read all of the papers, and have
my favorites. Some I like to peruse for the edi
torials, while others 1 read especially for the news."
Mr. Carnegie was asked how much money he bad
given for libraries.
"Well." be replied, entiling. "I cannot tell. You
s. • i have only just begun to Rive away money,
but If you were to ask me the same question ten
years from now 1 might be able to answer the
When asked as to his plans, he said lie was not
disposed to talk, as he "bad retired from business."
He added, however, that he was going away en
tirely for rest, and that he expected to spend the
most pleasant seven months of his life.
Mi. Carnegie was Interrupted at this point by
several friends who wished to bid him goodby
When tic left them he was asked by a reporter:
"Is this a business trip you are making?"
"No." he replied. "If I were in business it would
be in th*» steel business, for that Is good enough
for me. But as I have said. I am not in business."
Mr. <"arn»'}jio and his party will co to Cannes to
visit friends before Koinir to his Scotland home,
Skiho Castle. While in Scotland he will play a
good deal of golf on the links attached to his
place. He expects to return to this country In Oc
tober. By that tlm>> it Is expected his new bouse
in I'ift h-ave.. between Ninetieth and Ninety-first
Hts.. will he ready for occupancy. The work on the
bouse will he pushed during his absence.
RAMAPO BILLS DELAYED.
LAUTERBACirS HAND SUSPECTED IN
SENDING THEM TO COMMITTEE.
[RT TELEOBAPII TO llir. TRIBUNE.]
Albany, March 18.— Legislation against the
Ramapo Water Company is again looked up In
a committee room In both the Senate and the
Assembly. By some this sudden misfortune of
the bill is attributed to the magical influence of
Edward Lauterbach. the counsel of the Ramapo
Water Company. Certainly Mr. Lauterbach
was here yesterday, and certainly the two bills
against the company were In difficulties to-day.
Accordingly the legislature is treated to the
astonishing spectacle of the Senate bill of Sena
tor Slater passing the Senate to be .shelved In
an Assembly committee, and the Assembly bill
of Mr. Morgan passing the I wer house to be
locked up. as wits done to-night, In ¦¦ Senate
committee., This deadlock In the Senate was
perfected to-night •*»>' the action of the Senate
Judiciary Committee in falling to pass the Mor
gan bill, which passed the lower house yester
day and which was handed down in the Senate
this morning and referred to this committee.
When a motion was made in the executive f=es
t-ion of the committee to report the bill it was
defeated by a vote of 7 to 2. The bill was then
laid over for one week, to he again considered at
the committees meeting next Wednesday.
There were nine members of the committee
present They were Senators Bracket!, the
chairman: Davis. Brown. Elsberg. Slater, Mills.
McKlnriey. McCarren and Dowling. After a
preliminary discussion on. the bill and before
any motion was made to report the bill. Senator
Bracken asked that the measure be laid over
until next Wednesday for consideration at that
time Mr Slater, the Introducer of the Senate
bill now in the Assembly Cities Committee, ob
jected to such delay, and he was supported by
Senator Bracketl then explained his request by
saying in part:
This committee should not be hasty In port
ing out this bill, which Is an Assembly meas
ure and which the lower house would have us
pass In preference to the bill of Senator Slater.
This committee was the first to act In any
Ramapo legislation, and accordingly reported
out the Slater bill, which passed the Senate
unanimously, but was shelved In the Assembly
Committee on Cities. Now the Assembly has
sent us the Morgan bill, which is exactly similar.
while it permits the Senate bill to slumber In
committee I do not think that it would be
ri"ht for this committee to act until some a -
tion is taken in the lower house.
A Senator, whose name is withheld, said that
there had been a demand for a hearing on the
bill next Wednesday by the Ramapo people, and
that he thought this request should be granted.
Senator Bracken th"ii asked as a personal
favor that the Morgan bill be laid over until
next Wednesday. He. was supported by Senators
Davis. Brown. Mills, McKinney, McCarren and
Senator Slater protested, saying that it was
bad politics to d 'lay action and that the com
mittee might be charged with juggling with the
hill by such postponement. He was supported
only by Senator Elsberg.
The attitude of Senator Bracket was made
evident earlier in the day. when the Morgan bill
was handed down in the Senate. When its title
was read, all -yes were turned on the seal of
Senator Slater, who had said that he would ask
lor its Immediate passage. The Senator's seat
was vacant, and the bill was accordingly re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee.
"I thought the bill was to be advanced." .-aid
Clerk Whipple to Lieutenant -Governor Wood
ruff, who presided. There was no response.
Twenty minutes later Mr. Slater arrived, and
said that he had been unavoidably detained in
a conference with the Governor. He then at
tempted to advance the bill without reference,
but * was thwarted by Senator Bracken, who
made an objection. Senator Slater said after
the committee meeting to-night:
"After what has occurred 1 shall move to
morrow on the floor Of the Senate to discharge
the- Judiciary Committee from any further con
sideration of Mr. Morgan's bill. I am perfectly
willing that the Morgan bill should pass. I have
never desired any personal aggrandizement in
this legislation. If it is possible. I hope that
the Morgan bill will pass to-morrow."
Later, however, the Senator said he despaired
of getting the bill out of committee.
When Mr. Morgan was seen to-night he said
,that because of the delay of the Senate Judiciary
Committee in acting upon the bill, the Assembly
cities Committee would report out the Slater
bill at its meeting next Thursday. Mr. Morgan
paid that h«' as assured that the Slater bill
would be before the Assembly Friday morning.
He also, the same as Senator Slater, said that
he did not want any personal feeling to enter
into the situation.
"If the Slater bill can more conveniently be
passed than my bill." he concluded, "I want the
Slater bill passed." , ..
.Much comment has been expressed to-night
on the visit of Edward Lauterbach at the Cap
itol yesterday. When Mr. Lauterbach was
asked by a Tribune correspondent how be re
garded the action of the Assembly in passing
the Morgan bill, he said:
"I can't stop the legislature from doing what
it wants to."
BALLANTTNETB INDIA PALE or oi.n BURTON
ALE lr.surcs soothing, restful slcop.-AdvL
NEW-YORK THURSDAY. MAKCH 14. 1901.— FOURTEEN PAGES -t.rJ^.^^S—
TIIE FIGHT IN DELAWARE.
MR. HANNA DENIES RESPONSIBILITY
FOR THE SENATORIAL MUDDLE.
CRITICISM OF HIS COURSE AS CHAIRMAN
OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COM
MITTEE INDIGNANTLY RESENTED.
I t:v TKLKORAPII TO THE TltllltNK. I
Washington, March 13.— Senator Hanna talked
to a representative of The Tribune with Krf.it
frankness and considerable indignation to-day
about th.- Delaware Senatorial situation.
"1 am tired of being held In an} way responsi
ble by a section of the Republican press for the
failure of the Delaware legislature to elect Sena
tor. 0 ." said Mr. Hanna. 'The lies and abuse of
the opposition newspapers no longer bother me.
but I have determined to strike back hereafter
whenever a Republican paper attacks me as
some of • hem are now doing over this unfortu
nate mud In Delaware. I want it known that
I did everything In my power as chairman of the
Republican National Committee to bring about
the • lection of t\\.. Republican Senator* at Dover
this winter, as i am now doing to bring al>otit
the election uf inn Republican Seriaionj * Ne
braska. My who!.- Interest in the contest in
both State* begins and end* In the desire to pot
two Republican Senators from each State. The
personality of candidates <-uts no figure with me.
In the personal sense I have no favorites either
in Delaware r.r Nebraska. All that I am charged
by the national committee to do Is to assist
In getting into the Senate from both of these
States two stalwart Republicans, fit and capable,
and who will work heartily and harmoniously
with ill- party organization In the Senate. And
in trying to do this 1 am harassed and hectored
by some Republican papers in the East whose
editors Impugn my motives, evidently on a mis
understanding of the facts In the vase."
At this point Servitor Hanna read an extract
rom an editorial In a Philadelphia paper that
dealt rather severely with the part he was al
leged to have taken In the recent Delaware
Senatorial struggle, and became dramatic in hi»
earnest protestations against the charges of
which he was complaining. "As chairman of
the Republican National Committee." he ex.
claimed. I have always been guided In every
act solely by what I regard as the highest in
terest of th« party. I have never used my po
sition to do Injustice or to show partiality to
any deserving Republican. In fighting the
party's battles I have sacrificed much even my
health. And. as I said before. 1 have determined
to strike bark with all my strength whenever In
future i am unjustly attacked by a Republican
WHY ADDICKS WAS RECOGNIZED.
The Senator then gave a detailed history of
his connection with the AdcHcks-Dupont fac
tional war In Delaware. "The Dupont delega
tion was seated oVer the Addicks delegation at
the St. Louis Convention In 1800." he said,
•mainly because of the vigorous fight Senator
Thurston, of Nebraska, made against the Ad
dicks men. I have frequently heard Thurston
pay since that he much regretted that at
that time he had acted upon misinformation.
The Addicks delegates were seated over the
Dupont delegates at the Philadelphia Conven
tion last June mainly because of Dupont's
stubbornness. Though the evidence showed
plainly that the Addicks delegates were en
titled to the stats. In the hoi of harmonising
the party in Delaware the national committee,
proposed to admit half of ea< h delegation from
that State. Addioks was willing to abide by this
decision, but .Dupont obstinately refused to ac
cept the proposition. He Insisted upon having
all or none. Then the national committee, by
what as l remember was an almost unanimous
vote, declared that the Addicks delegates should
be admitted to the convention. This decision
was not hastily made. It was the result of the
most exhaustive Investigation conducted by
Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin, as a sub-commit
tee of one. • Payne is the clearest headed poli
tician on the national committee. When the
Dupont people realized that Payne's report was
to be adverse to them they pleaded that 1 be
appointed a sub-committee of one to make a
further investigation. This was done, and for
more than two hours I listened to the talk and
complaints of the Dupont crowd. A dozen or
more of them were before me, whereas only one
of the Addicks people appeared. The Dupont
crowd made such a poor showing that I was
compelled to report against them to Payne, and
he submitted his own and my . report to the
full committee. 1 want it known that during the
hearings of the contests at Philadelphia — one
from Delaware, as well as that from Louisiana,
in the last of which I was interested— l vacated
the post of chairman of the national committee.
I did this because I feared that my connection
with the political side of the administration
might have too much influence on some minds."
THE SITUATION AT DOVER.
Senator Hanna then dealt with the recent fail
ure of the. Delaware legislature to elect Sena
tors. "To £ive you a better understanding of
the matter,". he said. "I would remind you that
a year ago last December, when the national
EX-PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON.
Who died >« uterday.
fCopyria it by Pi l -!»; .
committ-e met In this city to select a time and
place for the national convention, I was in
structed by the committee to straighten out the
tangle In Delaware if possible. 1 never worked
harder on anything in my life th.-.n I did on this.
Finally, when the Addicks people suggested as a
compromise that each side be permitted to name,
;• Senator it" the Republicans carried the legis
lature, I thought the way was clear for bar
monj and for effective wort in Delaware. But
Duponl w.mid noi agree to this at bast, the re
sult of his stubborn stand at Dover this winter
shows thai he did not agree to it. Dupont had
only five votes that could be counted on to stick
t.. him throughout the hitter struggle in the
legislature. Addicks had twenty-two votes
that were foi him through thick and
thin, and two others thai would have come to
him at any time when In the balloting it had
be< nol \ lo'us 'bat the) muld ele< t him Addicks
was will Inn to allow Dupont tn come to the
Sera to If only Dupont had » n willing for Ad
dicks to come. But after all his hard work for
the partj in carrying the legislature, why should
Addicks h.i\ beer expected to throw bis twenty
votes In Dupont when Dupont would not lei one
- go to Addicks?"
v • >¦ a pans.-. Senator Hanna said What
the 'int. ome w ill be Ido not know. I understand
that the constitution of Delaware prohibits the
: calling •¦>" extra seas ion of the
,- thr election of Senators. »»ov-
Pi-nor Hunn probably could call the legislature
together for some other purpose, .md then that
body rould ballot for Tuird Stats* Senators.
BU(B U ( Duponl probably would continue In his
-!i course, so thai nothing could be ac
PRESIDENT DIAZ NOT ILL.
MEXICAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AF
FAIRS says HE is COMPLETELY
The following dispatch was received by The
Tribune last evening In response to a telegram
sent to s< nor Mariscal. Minister ¦•' •' reign Rela
tions at the Mexican capital, in regard to the
reported illness of President Diaz:
City or Mexico. March 13.
To The New -York Tribune. New-York.
Your telegram received. President Diaz's
health w.is bad. but not alarming. He is c0m
..;,.i, i recovered, and will be here In less than
a w ,,,. k IGNACIO MA HIS. A 1..
MEXICAN LEGATION MAKES REPORT.
The reported erious llln< »a of Presl !• nt Ii "¦ ¦¦''
Mexico prompted Colonel lohn Weir, a capltaUst,
,i the Walrtorf-Astoria, and Martin H.
r.f Nn J." WllHam-st., to aj>fc the Mexican
Legation vi Washington about the Mexican Presl
. eph X Oodoy. the nrsl secre
, .. . • >n, f< in «h»> follow ing:
v ,: nX | , |pt ten received from Mexico Presl
-. • • id iz has re -overed and soon will be In Mi m •
NINE I'¦ \ SSEXi ; ERS II f7? T.
TROLLEY CAR JUMPS TRACK NEAR
PLAIN FIELD. N. .1.
rialnti.id. N. -I. March 1" (Specials- A trol
ley car of the Elizabeth. Plainneld and Central
Jersey Street Railway Company jumped the
track at the Embrees Crescent curve, In Pros
pect-aye. between Westfleld and Scotch Plains,
this afternoon. Nine persons were injured, and
two of them are now In a critical condition. The
injured passengers are:
HART. Mrs. R. or •"•'" ' '" and arm froc;ur«l;
t«k---:i t ova*.
HART. Htu Edna. "I 'V'"'" ' h " rt»u*h«r; imti
nervous <!,• ck; takfn horn.-.
HAWKS, th. R..v. C. 11.. " ' '"land. N. T.: fracture
HOLMES. J. B of Mountainside. X. J.; badly hrul^i
about face and back. , .
KITCHEN John A., of Plalnfteld; l.ruis»'.l nn.l ejwd
KLEMANN. Mi-. John, of Newark; rrrictured .kail an.l
bulls bruised. '
MUKKETT. Albert, of Clark Township, hea.l and linn !- rut
-i ll. v Mr-. Samuel, of Harrison. N. J.: bones in n-"-k
and collar bon« fra< tared ..
5 ,,;.- u mi*., of Harrison. N. J.: li«-r daughter: f«»re
¦hock. cut ami bruised.
The Injured were first taken into a nearby
farmhouse and Drs. Cooper and Sinclair, of
West field, were summoned. Later, all except
Mrs. Hart and her daughter were taken to
Grogan's Hotel at West field on a trolley car.
where they received medical attendance. The
injuries of Mrs. Seely and Mrs. John Klemann
are serious, and may result fatally. Miss Seely
.lid not recover consciousness for two hours.
The accident was caused by the failure of the
electric brakes to work properly.
The car was bound to Elisabeth from Plain
field In charge of Motorman William Reynolds,
of West field, and Conductor Samuel Cobb, of
I'lizabeth There wet- a dozen passengers in
the car As the car approached the curve the
motorman applied the brakes, but they did not
work and the car jumped the track, rolling
completely over. The car was wrecked, and
several of the passengers were buried beneath
it The motorman was thrown fifty feet, but
escaped without serious injuries.
The officials of the trolley company say that
Reynolds, th" motorman, is one of the most
careful men in their employ, and that they do
not believe that the accident was caused by any
negligence on his part. The accident occurred
close to the dividing line between Westneld and
Panwood townships. The case will probably I-
Investigated by the authorities as soon as it Is
decided in which township the accident hap
pened. ;v^ :¦•-. .-•-
$3000 CHICAGO TO CALIFORNIA. PORTLAND.
Seattle Tacoaw and Pugei Bound. Caleago and
Northwestern, Union Pacific ami Southern Pacific
railway! Sett let*' tickets on sale .-a<-h Tuesday
February 12 to April W Shortest route, finest
scenery. Through tourist ran Address, North
western Line Oflice, Itil Broadway, N. Y.- Advt.
TRIBUTES TO GEN, HARRISON
EX-PRESIDENT CLEVELAND PRAISES
HIS PUBLIC SERVICES AM* PKI
Princeton. X. J., March 13 - Ex-President
Orover Cleveland made- the following statement
to-night on the death of ex-President Harrison:
I am exceedingly moved by the sad intelli
gence of Mr. Harrison's death, for. notwithstand
ing the late discouraging reports of his condi
tion, I hop. his life might yet be spared. Not
one of our countrymen should for a moment fail
to realize the services which have been per
formed in their behalf by the distinguished dead.
In h!gh public office he was guided by patriotism
and devotion to duty, often at the sacrifice of
temporary popularity, and in private station his
influence and example were always in the direc
tion of decency and good citizenship. Such a
career and the incidents related to it should
leave a deep and useful impression upon every
section of our national life.
MOURNING IN WASHINGTON.
THE PRESIDENT WILL ISSUE A PROCLA
MATION TODAY WHAT TAR
INET MEMBERS SAY.
Washington. March 13.— Great interest was ex
hibited in all the executive department*
throughout the day In the reports that came as
to the condition of ex-President Harrison. As
office hours had closed before the end came. th->
first -.metal action will be deferred until la
morrow, when, follow precedents. President
McKlnley will issue his proclamation to th»
people informing them of General Harrison's
death and setting forth in becoming terms his
virtues and characteristics. He also will order
salutes to be tired at the various army posts on
j the day of the funeral, and on shipboard when
?\e news Is received. The Secretary of War and
the Secretary of the Navy will send out special
notices to soldiers and sailors conveying the
President's directions. Little more can be done
officially, as the act of March ::. 18BR, specifically
forbids the draping of public buildings in mourn
ing or the closing of the executive departments
on the occasion of th- death ol an ex-offlclal.
It is a curious fact that two orders issued by
President Harrison himself probably brought
about the enactment of this law. On January
IS, ls:>::. the President was obliged to issue an
order announcing the death of ex-President
Hays, closing the departments on Ike day of
the funeral and ordering all public buildings to
be draped in mourning. Almost before this
period of mourning had expired ex-Secretary
! Blame died, and another funeral proclamation
; was issued from the White House. The long
continuation of the exhibition of mourning was
too much for Congress, which promptly passed
the act above referred to. prohibiting mourning
display and the closing of the departments on
the occasion of the death of an *x-offielal.
General Harrison was personally known to
every member of the Cabinet, and all the mem
bers in the city spoke to-day in praise of his
magnificent intellectuality and rugged force ol
character. Naturally, the proclamation Ike
President will issue, giving the administration's
estimate of General Harrison's character, in a
large measure will include th-- personal view.;
of. 'a majority of the Cabinet, and consequently
they did not, in most cases, care to enter into
extend** ntmlj =ea «»f the good qualities, of the ex-
President Secretary Gage and Attorney-Gen
eral Griggrs are out of town.
Secretary Hay said:
The death of Mr. Harrison is a national loss.
Independent of the great official position he bad
held, he was a man of extraordinary mental
capacity and activity. He was a true states
man, lawyer and orator, and he has left few
equals behind him. In character as well as abil
ities he was a man of very unusual force and
Secretary I-ong said:
President Harrison made a distinguished rec
ord as a President of the United State* H.
was a conscientious, painstaking chief magis
trate, of absolute integrity, who maintained the
h>>nnr and prestige of his country, and whose
highest ambition was to do his duty toward and
serve the best interests of that country.
Secretary Wilson said:
President Harrison was one of our strong
Presidents. He was ,i man of unquestioned
ability and made an impression upon the roun
try that will challenge the investigation of the
Secretary Hitchcock said:
¦ - - -. ¦
Ex-President Harrison was a descendant of
an illustrious grandfather, and their country
men will ever recall with gratitude and admira
tion the work of both in th. development and
exaltation of our country. »
Postmaster-General Smith said of General
Harrison . ' '
The country had very great respect for Gen
eral Harrison, and his death will be universally
deplored as a great public loss. He was one
of the ablest men who has tilled the Presiden
tial chair. In intellectual force, in civic virtue,
in deep and genuine patriotism, he ranks among
the first half-dozen in the whole list. His great
ness as a lawyer, his thorough knowledge of
affairs, his rare administrative capacity, which
enabled him to guide any one of the executive
departments, as he actually guided several at
one time and another during the disabilities of
their chiefs. have rarely been equalled. His ad
ministration was one of the best and most pros
perous the country has ever had. The general
admiration for his high intellectual powers and
for the signal capacity with which he bandied
affairs has deepened with passing rears
PRESIDENT TO ATI'KMi THE II NKRM..
DEATH OF GENERAL HARRISON A SHOCK
T<> MI! M XI.M.XV.
Washington. March 13. President M. Kinley
will attend the funeral of General Harrison. Ha
will probably start to-morrow n'<;hf. although
th>- exact time of departure has not been posi
tively d- termined, accompanied by Mrs. McKin
ley and Secretary Cortelyou. The jiarty wiß
stop al Canton, and Mrs. McKlnley win remain
there, while the President and Mr. Cortetyoa
proceed to Indianapolis The itinerary will he
so arranged as to enable the President to leave
Canton Saturday night for Indiaaapoita and re
turn immediately after ike funeral. After a
bii-'f stop at t'anton he will return to Washing
ton. It is not expected that any members of
the i "a binet will go.
Although expected, the death of »;eneral Har
rison was a shock to Ike President, the two
men having seen much Of each other while the
former was in the executive, oflice. The Presi
dent to-nlghi sent a telegram ol condolence to
/'/ I V FOE RELIEVING STRISGEyCT,
Surveyor Crofl is considering a plan for re
lieving the stringency f the recent rule under
which relatives ami friends of paaseagen <>n
incoming steamships from foreign ports a
eluded from the piers until the baggage of the
passengers has been »iamlnefl by the customs
inspectors. The purveyors idea is to have part
of each pier partitioned off to form an indosure
in which the examination Ol baggage shall be
carried on, only the customs officials and the
owners <>f the baggage- being admitted within
this space, while visitors shall be allowed t.>
come onto the unrestricted part of the pier to
greet their arriving friends.
RIGHT AT TOm HAND
I* the Grand Central Station of the New York Cen
tral with a through train every hour. Reservations
made a month In advance. Trains at all hours See
time table— Advt.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
(JEN. HARRISON hK.VP.
THE EXD PEACEFUL AXD
SURROUNDED BY MEMBERS OF HIS
FAMILY, THE EX-PRESIDENTS
LIFE ENDS— THE FUNERAL
TO F.E ON SUNDAY.
nyr n v TFT.r^R.xru to the trircxe.l
Indianapolis. March I.l.— Ex-President RenJ*
nun Bail died at 4: »•"> o'clock this afternoon,
surrounded by th«» immediate members of his
family and Ike physicians -who had been con
stantly in attendance on him since Monday
evening. His death was qui^t nni painless, there
being a gradual sinking until the end cam**.
which was marked by a .-ingle gasp for hjreath
as life departed.
The ex-President's condition was so bar! this
morning after a restless night that Iks attend
ing physicians understood the end could not b<*
far off. and all bulletins sent out from the sick
room were to this effect, so that it he family »nd
friends were prepared when the final blow came.
The gradual failing of the remarkable strength
shown by the patient became more noticeable !
in the afternoon, and a few moments before th«*
end there was an apparent breakdown on thm
part of the sufferer. ,t< he surrendered to thf*
disease against which he had been hrav -lv hat
tling for so many hours. The change was
noticed by the physicians, and th« relatives and! .
friends who had retired from th" sickroom to th<>
library below were quickly summoned, and.
reached Ike bedside of th- general before h^
last scent: in the SfCUtOOil \
The group at the bedside included Mrs. Itar-»i
rison. William 11. H. Miller. Samuel Milter, h»fi '
son; the Rev. Dr. M. I. Haines. pastor of th<* !
First Presbyterian Ctaurcb. which General Har- i
rison had attended for many years; Secretary^
Tibbott, Drs. Jameson a, id Dorsey. Colonel Dan-j
lel N. Ransdcll. sergeant-at-arms of the United, .
States Senate and a close personal friend of tho 1
dead ex-President; Clifford Arrick and Uh two?
nones who have been in constant attendance, j
General Harrison's two sisters and an aunt wer^i
also present. Mrs. Harrison knelt at th* right]
side ol toe bed. her husband's right hanrt !
grasped In hers, while Dr. Jameson held the left j
hand <>( the dying man. counting the. feeble;
pulse beats. In a few moments after the*
friends had been summoned to the room the. end .
came. Dr. Jam- announcing the- sad fact.-t
The gre-it silence that fell on the sorrowing!
watchers by Ike bedside was broken by the;}
voice of Dr. Halnes. raised in prayer, supplt-^
eating consolation for the bereaved wife and-
None of General Harrison's children, tvera*
present at his death. Neither Lieutenant-Colo- 1
nel Russell B. Harrison nor Mrs. McKee had*
reached the city, although both were hurrylntri
on their way to the bedside of their dyins par-^
cut as fast as st am could carry them. Elizn -¦••
both. General Harrison's little daughter, had
been taken from th*- sickroom by her nurse be-!
fore the end came.
News of the death spread quickly through the :
city, an>l several of the more intimate friends.
at once hurried to the house. The word WS9'
flashed from Ike bulletins of all the newspaper*.
and thus communicated to the people on their
way home in the evening:. The. announcement
produced the greatest sorrow. Within a few
moments Ike Hags on all the public buildings
and most of the downtown business block"? were
hoisted at halfmast. and other outward manl»
festations <>f mourning were made.
Si. pa were at once taken to inform the friends,
and relatives outside the city. Th.- first tele
gram sent to Washington was by Colonel Kans
riell to his wife. Other telegrams followed t'»
prominent men at the national capital, includ
ing Senators Fairbanks and Beveridge. s4
COURSE OF THE GENERAL'S ILLNESS.
The general's serious illness dates from last
Thursday. He had been suffering from a slight
i old for several lays, but on Thursday morn
ing he was taken with a chill while at break-.
fast, and in a few hours fever developed, and all
Ike symptoms of the grip appeared. Even then
his condition was not regarded a.s serious, but
later Ike apex of Ike Wt lung was found to h«
congested, but it \\ is so slight that it did not
at first cause great uneasiness, though M was
regarded a? a bad sign. Th. aepatlaed portion
extended. His breathing became laboriou?. th«
disease passed into acute pneumonia, and with*
this stage came th- knowledge that recovery
was exceedingly doubtful, owing to the asre of
Ibe patient and the debilitated condition of his
system .is a result of his hard work in the fall
and winter. He bad three important cases pend- !
ing in Ike United States Supreme Court. in \ ex
pected to go to. Washington in a few day 3.
Since early Tuesday morning Dr. Jameson has
been satisfied that death was a question of hours
at best It was only the GeneraTs wonderful
vitality that delayed the end through the lons
hours of Tuesday night and Wednesday. Every
one realized that his death was near. For hours
Mr. Harrison's labored ¦¦-one could brt.
heard two or three rooms distant. The physi
cians did everything in their power and used
heroic treatment to sustain Ma They suc
ceeded in making Iks last hours easy for th<v
sufferer. About six hundred gallons of pur*
oxygen were forced into his lungs, and power
ful stimulants were administered, but last night
the use of these was discontinued, as the body
could no longer stand the strain.
General Harrison had been unconscious th»
greater part of the time siii •"¦ Tuesday evening.
The last words he spoke before death were to>
his wife, in answer to a question. Tuesday
night, in his delirium, his mind wandered to th*
Boer war. showing great sympathy was -with
the Boer cause. He recognized and spoke to Mrs.
Newcomer, his aunt. «rul also to Mr. Miller; th*
words, however, being very indistinct. 'Doc
tor" and "my iungs" were the only words un
One of the most pathetic incidents of th*
whole illness occurred Tuesday before he be
came unconscious. The General's little daughter.
Elizabeth, was brought into the sick room for
a few moments to sen her father, and offered
him a small apple pie which she herself kail
made, General Harrison smiled his reslgnitlon
of the child and her gift, but th» effort to speak
was too much and he could d-> nothing" more to
express his appreciation.
To-day al efforts to arouse the slowly" dytnfr
man to consciousness failed, and he died with
out a word of recognition to any of those, who
surrounded his bedside.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL. \
The funeral of ex-President Harrison will talc*
place next Sunday afternoon at - o'clock. The
services will be held in the First Presbyterian
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