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Interesting News Gleaned from
A Disastrous Wreck oil the Erie
i A very bad wreck occurred to the Erie
Chicago express about one mile west of
Shohola, N. Y., at forty minutes past 1
o'clock Monday morning. A fast freight
train was bowling along westward
at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour
through a pouring rain and almost impenetrable
darkness. Suddenly the engineer discovered,
close ahead, a pile of rocks on the
track, washed down the mountain side by
the heavy rains. It was too late to
stop the train, as the next instant
the engine crashed into the land suae
and was at once thrown from the
track, the freight cars piling in upon each
other in every direction. The shock of the
collision extinguished the lights on the train,
and the fast express crashed into the rear of
,the wrecked freight; a second afterward the
engine of the express turned to the right and
plunged down the steep embankment, dragging
five cars after it.
i The plunge was a fearful one, and in a moJment
everything was in darkness, and out of
,which came the cries and groans of the imprisoned
and badly injured passengers and
| One day coach and the palace coaches
stayed on the track, and the passengers were
'?aved the terrible plunge into the abyss, a
(distance of eighty feet.
All the passengers, together with the uninjured
trainmen, hurried to the assistance of
their loss fortunate fellow travelers, and were
goon hard at work relieving the imprisoned
men, women and children. Fire was next
discovered in one of the coaches, but it was
, John kmsila, engineer, and Alexander
Ifowman, fireman, went down the bank with
iheir engine. Kinsila was seriously hurt,
(while the unfortunate fireman was caught
nnder the tank and hold fast there until the
flames consumed his body to a blackened and
j Sixty passengers in all took the plunge,fortyone
of whom were more or less injured. The
express car contained sixteen racing, saddle,
and driving horses on their way to California,
belonging to Mrs. Lily Langtry, the actress,
and Fred Gebhard, in charge of C. YV.
Aby and four assistants, and also the filly
Scandinavia, in charge of its owner, M. D.
Etorms, a prominent uaiiionua norse trainer.
Two of the horses were rescued; the others
were burned. The horses burned included
!Eole, Eolist, Palanca, Orphan Boy, Certainty,
and Mrs. Langtry's favorite saddle horse,
and their value is estimated at not less than
General Sheridan's Will.
i The will of the late General Sheridan ha* j
^jeen filed, and letters testamentary issued
Jo Mrs. Sheridan, Colonel Mike Sheridan, j
and the lawyer who dre w the will, Mr. Linden |
Kent. It was drawn May 23, the second day
after General Sheridan was taken sick. No
mention whatever is made of the memoirs,
hor the amount he had received or was to recave'from
the publishers for the manuscript
and the royalty from the sale of the book.
Mrs. Sheridan is secured one third of all
the real estate except the Ohio homestead, at
Somerset This property he leaves to his
sister-iu-law, Mrs. Kate Sheridan, to rovert
to his son, P. H. Sheridan, in fee simple. All
the rest of his property ho leaves to his wife, j
M. V. Sheridan and Linden Kent, in trust,
to recover rents etc., for the maintenance
and education of his children: and, if more
than is necessary, the excess to be paid to his I
' As each of his children shall reach the age
of twenty-one years the trustees shall assign
to such child its share in the estate. He gives
the care and guardianship of bis children to
his wife, and names the trustees also as exe
CUtnx ana e&cvuuvis. xue pcuiuun oimw
that there are four children, aged twelve,
eleven and seven; that his personal estate
consists of *2721 money, $8090 stocks, etc.;
15000 swords, etc.: $30)0 household lurniture,
$600 horse and carriage and S500 in the
house at Nonquitt, and the indebtedness is
not more than $1250.
Italian Troops Massacred.
An official despatch received from Massowah,
Africa, contains the following
startling intelligence: Three hundred and fifty
artillery troops,under the command of Italian
officers, have been destroyed by Abyssinians.
The killed included all the officers.
An attack was being made by the auxiliaries
upon Saganeti, The catastrophe was dus to
-treachery 0fi the part o! &:itiTe allies, who
joined the enemy during the fighting.
* The Abysinian Chief Debeb had assembled a
force of 470 men, with the intention of raiding
the Arkiko District. The Italian commander
of Massowah bearing of the intended
raid, sent five hundred Bashi-Bazouks under
the command of five Italian officers to try to
surprise Debeb's force. On the road the
officers enlisted the services of two hundred
members of the Assaortin tribe. Saganeti
was reached and it was found that
Debeb had been warned of their approach
and bad intrenched his position. An attack
was made by the Italian force, however,
and they succeeded in carrying the village.
.But during tne assault; cne Assaoruns proveu
treacherous, and made an attack on the
Italian rear. The Basbi Bazouks became
panic stricken, and were massacred while
endeavoring to fly.
Von Moltlcc's RetirementGeneral
von Moltke has been relieved of
duty as Chief of the General Staff of the
German Army. General von Waldersea succeeds
-Hiperor William has written General
von Moltke a gracious and affectionate
letter, nominating him as President
of Country Defence. The appontment
thus conferred upon Count
on Moltke was held by the late Emperor
Frederick until he ascended the throne, since
when it has been vacant. Count von Moltke
continues on the active list.
Helmuth Karl Birnhard Von Moltke was
born a subject of Denmark the 20th of October,
1800. The Count von Wa'.dersee, von
Moltke's successor, was born in April, 1832,
and he began his military career in 1850 in
the artillery. Count von Walders^e's wife is
an American, formerly named Lee. of New
Fatal Volcanic Eruption.
The small villages of Kishizawa, Akemoto
UftTAnA m Hinnlri Kor?o \fnro .Tonon
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were recently covered with sand and ashes
from a volcanic eruption, and the sites on
which they stood thrown into a mountain.
No one there escaped alive. At Mina 45 residences
were destroyed and 12 parsans were
killed; at Shibuya 17 residence-; wore destroyed
and 30 persons killed or woun led; at
Nagazaka 25 residences were destroye I and
98 persons killed; and at Horeki 37residences
were destroyed, but no one was killed. Tha
THE LABOE WOELD,
Denver produces 1,000,000 bricks a day.
"Welding by electricity .has come to stay.
American silk manufacturing is crowd
mgr oat foreign sllic.
Bots get SI a day and their beeping for
picking fruit in California.
The industry of surgical instrument making
has doubled in threj years.
The Federation of Labor has added 50,030
to its membership within a year.
The campaign badge industry at Attleboro,
Mass., hi3 increase 1 twofo'.d since 18S4.
Osk of the best paid trades in the United
States is that of the green glass blowers.
Armour, the Chicago packer, is siid to be
the greatest individual employer in the
It is asserted that there is not one farm
hand in ten thousand who knows how to feed
Brakemen on the Duluth and Iron Ranse
railroad have struck for #6> per month, an
increase of 810.
Three hundred and forty persons are constantly
employed at Kiota, Japan, in making
playing ca di
In the sevoral carpet* mills of New York
there are 2700 females employed who average
$8 per week.
A big snuff factory, the only one south of
the Ohio river, is in course of erection at
The street laborar.V strike at Du'uth,
Minn., has been settled, the men returning lo
work at $1.75 a day.
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THE NEWS EPITOMIZED, j
Eastern and Middle States. ' I
The big log raft recently constructed and
launched at Jogcins, Nova Scotia, has safely
arrived at New York.
James A. Slade, a man with a happy
home, a loving wife, good health, in comfortable
circumstances, and in the prime of life,
has committed suicide in his elegant home in
New York under circumstances that are unexplained.
Chas. H. Riedel has been handed at New i
Castle, DeL, for killing his wife and child. |
George Bradi e\', twenty-three years old,
killed his sweetheart, Lillie Fotter, aged seventeen
years, at Plainville, Coun., and then
shot himself fatally.
Lawrence R Jerome, of New York, who
was prominent in financial and social circles, j
has died at Sharon, Conn.
Mrs. Wilhelmine Brierman, a German
woman, aged fifty-four, hanged herself at
her home in Pittsburg while suffering intense
pain from cramps.
Very heavy rainfall with high winds and
lightning, in Western and Central Pennsylvania,
Northern New York and Rhode
Island caused serious damage in many places.
Providence, R. I., was visited by a
deluge, which flooded the buildings on the
principal streets and caused damage to the
amount of $50,000.
Amandus and Wilson Heller, brothers,
aged eighteen and twenty years respectively,
were drowned in the Susquehanna River at
Wilkesbarre. Penn., while bathing.
Fire started in the cupola of the Convent
of the Sacred Heart, in Isew York City, and
J?Hiomom VllliMinrr onH t.hfl old east
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and west wings of the famous institution. [
The loss was about $203,000.
A servant attempted to kindle a fire with i
kerosene in Mrs. McCuskie's house at Mt.
Tabor, N. J., when the can exploded and the
building was burned together with two
South and "West.
Chattanooga, Tenn., was visited oy a fire
wbicb destroyed houses and stocks in the
heart of the city valued at $ 100,000. Four
men were crushed by a falling wall, two of
Henry Landgraf, who was hanged at
the same moment and on the same gallows in
St. Louis, Mo., with Maxwell, the English
cbloroformer, was executed for the murder
of bis sweetheart, Annie Tisch, on the night
of March 5, 1885.
Yellow fever is spreading in Florida to
the proportions of an epidemic. The government
has taken every precaution to repress
TheO. J. Luce Manufacturing Company,
of Nashville, Tenn., has made an assignment.
Liabilities, ? 120,000.
The people of Utica, Miss., indignant at
the provoked murder of a physician by a
colored man of bad character, took the fellow
from the magistrate's office and hanged
him to a tree in the village cemetery.
Crop reports from Northwestsrn Iowa
and Southern Dakota say that all grains
have suffered from recent rains and cold
Three constables arresteJ Andy Hamlin,a
murderer, at Cumberland Falls, Ky., and his
friends attempted to rescue him. In the
spirited fusillade that ensued the three constables
were killed and the prisoner escaped.
Another fight between the Hatfields and
McCoys, in the Kentucky vendetta, has resulted
in three more killed and live
Woman suffrage has been adjudged unconstitutional
in Washington Territory.
Charles Crocker, the famous California
millionaire, and Vice-President of the South- j
em Pacific Railway, is dtad.
Frederick von Overkampf and Thomas
J. Mack, by means of a duplicate key to the j
Chicago Postoffice boxes, have been systematically
robbing the mails for months, the
aggregate of their thefts exceeding $100,000.
Fire at Stanton, Iowa, destroyed half the
business part of the town.
At Peoria, 111., a fire destroyed grain
elevators and railroad property valued at
The Postmaster-Genera! has transmitted
to the Secretary of the Treasury his annual
report, which shows a deficiency for railway
transportation of $562,
President Cleveland has approved the
act in regard to the Belt Line Railroad of
Washington, the act for two additional Associate
Justices of the Supreme Court of
Dakota, the act to restore the homestead of
M. F. Vance of Colorado, and the act in regard
to marriages between white men and
j Indian women.
The River and Harbor bill, which appro- i
priates nearly $"22,000,030, has become a law
without the President's signature.
Norman J. Fake, a native of Richfield j
Springs, N. Y., employed as a chemist at the '
Department of Agriculture at Washington,
has been drown9d in the Potomac River. The
j voung man was a nephew of Commissioner
President Cleveland has decided to
place the Inspectors of the Post-office Department
under the civil-service rulea
An extradition Jtreaty has been signed between
the United States and Colombia,
The Senate has confirmed the following :
nominations:?J. H. Haynes, Consul to Bag- j
dad; .J. E. Eacon, Minister to Paraguay and !
Uruguay: Rufus Magee, Envoy Extraordin- I
ary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Sweden i
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ana it or way; n. jd. nuoseveu, -uiuisut-i ia/ j
Netherlands; Lambert Tree, Envoy Ex- |
traordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to t
Belgium, and C. L. Scott, Minister to Venezuela,
J. J. O'Kelly, Irish member (A the
British Parliament, has been sentenced to
ft u months1 imprisonment for violation of
j the Crimes act,
| Tub Paruell Commiss'on Bill has passed
its third reading in the English House of
At Grafton, Canada, a housa occupied by a
French family named Toussind was burned,
and three of the children perisheJ.
The reservoir at Valparaiso, South
America, belonging to the Menas Brewery |
burst and over two hundred p3ople were
drowned. The principal streets of the city
were floo.led, traffic being suspended.
Martin Boshell, Vice-Consul of the
United States at Bogota, Colombia, is dead.
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THIRTY iiussian convicts en rouue w oiooria
mado a desperate attempt to escape.
Eleven were killed, ten were wounded, and
During a family feud in Castilla, Peru,
te:i fiersonslost their lives.
Sir George Stephev resigned the Presidency
of the Canadian Pacific Railway and
was succeeded by Mr. Van Home.
The King; of Sweden will arrive in Berlin
on the 20 of September to act as godfather
to Emperor William's youngest son.
As many as 117 students were suspended
from the University of Berlin during the last |
semester for insufficient attention to stu ly.
We have 50,000,00;) cattle in the United !
oiuicb ut ail Kimio mm uuu ?./ #,wj UL wie
pure breeds, or one of these to 250 of the natives
A bed of clay, black and sticky as coal tar
almost, has just been found at Worcester, N.
Y., and is thought to be identical with the
pottery clay of Wale?.
Little Annie Owens, growing tired of
life in a Catholic orphan asylum in Williams]
bnrg, N. Y., set Are to it that she might
I "play in the streets again."
Washington Territory leads every State
and Territory in the Union in the yield of
potatoes per acre. The average yield is
152 bushels, while Oregon produces 125
The wife of Captain Rates recently die 1 at
their home in Ohio. They were the largest
married couple in the world. Captain Bates i
is ei :ht feet tall, and his wife was seven feet I
and nine inches.
A company of the Fifth Cavalry is i
ejecting non-citizens of the Chickasaw Na
tion who resist tlie payment of cattle tax j
I from the Indian Territory, sending them
across the Red River into Texas
A T.itt1.K four-year-old gin in Macon, Ira.
has just got $i?00 for a father who i* dead
and tristhe assurance of $i:>, >0 a m mtii fro;n
now until she is sixteen years old. The Unitec
States Government makes the payment undei
the Arrears of Pension law.
The Republicans of Connecticut met in
State Convention at Hartford and placed in
the field a full ticket headed by Morgan G.
Bulkley for Governor. The platform of the
Chicago Convention was endorsed.
Albert Wisham, a thirteen-year-old lad
was bitten by a rabid dog at Camden, N. J.,'
md though the wound was immediately cauterized,
ho died after six hours of agonizing
Heavy earthquake shocks were felt near
The State Convention of Minnesota Democrats
was held at St. Paul, and E. M. Wilson
of Minneapolis was placed in nomination for
The Texas Democratic State Convention
met at Dallas and nominated L- S. Ross for
Governor, and T. B. Wheeler for Lieutenant
riKL UCbllUVCU lililO iu j^vuwi*i*v,
Ky., and while Mrs. Mary Brown was attempting
to rescue her young niece from one
of the burning structures, both perished in
Senor da Src/va has been appointed Minister
of Venezuela to the United States. Senor
da Silva has beeu Consul General of Venezuela
at New York for some time past.
The National Convention of the American
Party has been held in Washington. Delegates
were present from nineteen States. A
platform was adopted, and General James
S. Curtis, of New York, was nominated for
the Presidency, and James S. Grier, of
Tennessee, for the Vice-Presidency.
Major-General Schofiei.d has issued a
general order announcing that he has assumed
command of the Army and detailing
First Lieutenaut J. F. Sawyer, Fifth Artillery;
First Lieutenant T. H. Bliss, Firdt Artillery,
and First Lieutenant John Pitcher,
First Cavalry, for duty at Army Headquarters
A famine prevails in Epirus, Greece, and
serious disorders have occurred. The Albanian
garrison at Metzovo, owing to the
non receipt of their wages, attempted to sack
the town. The soldiers killei many Christians
and plundered their shops.
Ths revolution in the island of Hayti has
been successful, and the Government has
been overthrown. President Salomon took
refuge on an English frigate, and Booiron,
the leader of the insurgents, formal a new
Government at Port au Prince
150th Day.?The bill for the ascertainment
of the amounts expended by the States
of California, Oregon, and Nevada for military
purposes during the Civil "War was reported
.... The bill for the relief of attendants
at the Hospital for the Insane in the
District of Columbia was reported adversely
....Mr. Faulkner introduced a bill providing
for a public building at Martinsburg,
W. Va., to cost not more than #100,000....
Mr. Stockbridge introduced a bill providing
for the erection of a public building at
Kalamazoo, Mich., to cost not exceeding
$75,0C0....Mr. Blair submitted an amendment
to the Deficiency Appropriation bill
appropriating $10,000 to pav tne employes of
the Government Printing Office who are exclusively
employed at night fifteen per cent,
more than the rate for day service....Mr.
Call introduced a joint resolution to appropriate
$200,000, to be paid out in the discretion
of the Secretary of the Treasury, for
the prevention and the suppression of yellow
fever in the United Btates... .The bill to regulate
interstate commerce by telegraph was
Ti,n o/w- ;<j fji fobo and be ill
pacvacu. xuo aw w vM?v - ?
force from November 1,1SS8.
151st Day.?A communication was presented
to the Senate from the PostmasterGeneral
with an estimate of $".62,482 deficiency
in the railway mail transportation service
....These bills were introduced: For the relief
of settlers on the Old Camp Sheridan
reservation; for the appointment of an additional
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court in Idaho, and to prohibit the erection
of bridges across navigable streams without
the cousent of Congress.... The Senate then
resumed the consideration of the Fisheries
Treaty in open executive session, and was
Addressed by Mr. Call in support of its ratification.
152d Day.?A bill was introduced requiring
the officers and at least thr. e-quarters of the
crew of every United States merchant,
whaling and fishing vessel to be either native
born or naturalized citizens of the United
States The resolution instructing theSe- ,
lect Committee on Indian Traders to continue
the investigation was agreed to.... Mr. Reagan
introduced a bill to control trusts The
Senate then resumed the consideration of the
Fisheries Treaty in open executive session,
and was addressed for five hours by Mr.
1o3d Day.?The bill to accept and ratify
an agreement with the Shoshone and Ban
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nock Indians as to a portion 01 iue run umi
reservation in Idaho Territory was agreed to.
.... A resolution calling on the Secretary of
the Interior for information as to the lands
of the Puyallup Indians in Washington Territory
was laid over.... The Senate then proceeded
to the consideration of the Fisheries
Treaty in open executive session, and Mr.
Morgan resumed his argument in favor of
the resolution to postpone it till December
next. After he had finished, a debate on th9
same measure was participated in by Messrs,
George, Hawley, \ est, Piatt and Teller.
184th Day.?The conference report on the
bill granting aid to Stat? homes for disabled
volunteers was agreed to....The President
vetoed nine private pension bills, all of which
originated in the House Then the House
went into Committee of the Whole (Mr.
Hatch of Missouri in the chair) on the private
calendar, and passed numerous pension bills.
185th Day,?The House Commmittee ou I
Pensions made a favorable report upon a
substitute for the bill to pension members of
the life-saving service disabled in the lin2 of
duty....Mr. Buchanan offered a resolution
directing the Committee on Printing to investigate
the truth of the allegation of a
Now York paper that the Public Printer is
buying felt for printing in England. Referred
.... On motion of Mr. Matson, the Senate
bill was passed increasing to S30 a month
the rate of pension for total deafness...,The
House then went into Committee of the
Whole on the Fortification Appropriation
bill. No time was consumed in general dabate,
and the committee immediately proceeded
to the consideration of the bill by sections.
The body adjourned without definite
action on the subject
186th Day.?A bill placing on the pension
roll General Sheridan's widow at the rate of
J5000 a year was introduced.... The Senate
bill to regulate commerce carried on by telegraph
was referred to the Committee on
Commerce.... The Senate bill to prevent the
m nufactureand sale of adulterated food or
dru?s in the District of Columbia was placed
on the House calendar....The bill for the
erection of a marine hospital at Evansville,
Ind., was agreed to....The afternoon was
consumed in an ineffectual effort to secure
and hold a quorum on the Fortifications bill.
187th Day.?The House went into Committee
of the Whole (Mr. Springer in the
chair) 011 the Fortifications bill. Its consideration
was finished in Committee of the
Whole after much discussion, and when it
was reported to the House the previous question
was ordered on its passage, and then the
bill weut over.
DIED LIKE A SOLDIEE,
John Wright Executed by Beinjj j
Sho* Through the Heart.
John Wright has been executed in White
Sulphur Springs Court House, in the Indian
Territory, for the murder of Timothy Jefferson.
Wright killed Jefferson July 19. 1887,
and has been in custody over a year. He was
executed according to the usual custom
among the Indiana He maintained a stolid
indifference during the proceeding. He was '
shot through the heart by the sheriff and j
died within five minutes. A strange feature i
of the programme was that his brothers held
Wright's hands while he was shot by the
sheri H'-execu t io: i er.
An Indian woman in Alas'ta has been tortured
to death with red-hot stones, which
were held forcibly in her mouth, for poisonintr
a chiefs wife. Her husband was hanged
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Impressiye Ceremonies at the
Church and Grave.
Interred at Arlington Heights
With Military Honors,
The last rites for the dead have been performed
according to the ordinances of the
Roman Catholic Church, in St. Matthew's
Chapel, Washington, for Philip Henry Sheridan,
General of the Army of the United
States, and his body has been laid to rest in
beautiful Arlington, the city of the soldier
dead. The event was marked by a general
suspension of public busiuess.
At an early hour a little crowd gathered
at the entrance to St Matthew's Church to
watch the progess of the preparations for the
funeral. Outside a line of infantry, extending
for several squares above and below the
church, kept back the crowd that packed the
At the entrance to the church were
a number of military officers who
acted as ushers. Among the most prominent
to arrive first was Secretary Fairchild, who
was escorted to a seat near the front. A few
minutes later Secretary Vilas and Postwin?4nr.f2onorql
"ni^lritiflnn arrived. Seere
tary Endicott and General Sherman came in
a few minutes later and were seated to the
left-hand side aisle. At 9:45 Mrs. Sheridan,
leaning on the arm of Colonel AL V.
Sheridan and preceded by Captain
Lawton, as usher, appeared and were shown
Beats in chairs placed in front of the first pew.
Mr. John Sheridan followed, accompanied by
two ladies of the family. General and Mrs.
Rueker, the parents of Mrs. Sheridan, came
next, and were ushered to seats immediately
behind Mra Sheridan. The personal
staff of General Sheridan and the physicians
who attended him during his
illness occupied pews in the rear of the relatives.
At 9:50 the service began. A few
minutes later all eyes were turned toward the
entrance when the President, accompanied
by Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom, arrived.
Both ladies were dressed in black.
To the right of the main aisle were seated
all the members of the d plomatic corps in
the city. They were dressed principally in
black dress coats, but the representatives of
Corea wore their highly conspicuous uniforms,
as did the Turkish representative.
About two hundred army oflic rs of varying
rank, dressed in their bright uniforms, were
The judiciary was represented by Justice
Harlan and Solicitor-General Jenks, while
Speaker Carlisle, Senators Ingalls, Evarts,
Allison, Blackburn, Paddock, Edmunds,
Chandler and Representatives Stahlnecker,
of Westchester county, and Mahoney, of
Brooklyn, represented Congress.
The funeral of the great soldier was de- I
void of pomp or ceremony. The
severest simplicity was observed in
a31 things, and the military escort that
bore him to the grave was but the meagre
detail provided by the army regulations for
a Generai's funeral Upon a catafalque,
draped in sombre black, rested the casket.
Over it was thrown the soft fo'ds of a silken
flag, the azure field studded with golden stars.
Upon it lay the General's chapeau, the yellow
silk sash embroidered with gold, and the
dead man's battered sabre, its scabbard
and blade graven with the names of half
a hundred battles in which he led his
army on to victory. About the catafalque
stood graceful candelabra, in
which burned scores of waxen tapers, and at
the corners of the bier were placed the slender,
towering candles, in accordance with the
At the head of the coffin, upon an ebony
staff, drooped the famous ensign bearing the
badge of Sheridan's corps. The altar and its
fittings were sombre with the heavy drapery
of the requiem service. The candlesticks
that lined the wall were sheathed in folds of
black, and the high pulpit was shrouded in
black velvet and silver laca To the left of
the altar stood the red throne reserved for the
Cardinal, and above the spanning arch
hung two heavy silk flags, their
silver stars glistening through the folds of
funeral crepe. On either s de the crepe entwined
pillars bore the national ensign
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Promptly at 9:50 Rev. Father Mackin,
celebrant, and Fathers Kervick and Ryan
as deacons, preceded by a number of altar
boys and acolytes, forming a procession,
emerged from the sacristy and began a
requiem mass for the dead- Cardinal Gibbons
occupied a throne to the left of the
altar. The service was most solemn and
impressive. At the special request of Mrs.
Sheridan the usual orchestral accompaniments
At the conclusion of the mass his Eminence,
Cariiral Gib^ns, ascended the pulpit to
preach the funeral se. inon.
The Cardinal's text was from I. Mach.,
ix., 19, 21: "And Jonathan and Simon took
Judas, their brother, and buried him in the
sepulchre of their fathers in the city of
Medin, and all the p:ople of Israel bewailed
him with great lamentation and they moaned
for him many days and said: 'How is the
mighty fallen that saved the people of
Israel!'" The Cardinal delivered a most impressive
funeral oration, and his allusions to
the personal life of General Sheridan brou2ht
tears into the eyes of many, and even old
weather-beaten veterans seemed affected.
At eleven o'clock the Cardinal, who had
finished his sermon, took his seat at the head
nt fho ojiskefc. removed his hat and sprink
ling the casket with holy water and swinging
a censer pronounced the absolution,
and the solemn and impressive service was
ended, and eight Sergeants from the third
artillery then marked down the aisle, and
lifting the casket upon their shoulders bore
it from the church, the audience standing,
immediately followed an artillery officer carrying
the General's headquarters flag. The
pall-bearers, headed by General Sherman
aid Speaker Carlisle, had meanwhile
taken their places in tha carriages provided
for them. Mrs. Sheridan and the other
members of the family and friends followed
the casket down the aisle, and after them !
came the Presidential party and other dis- I
tinguished guests. The pall-bearers were
General Wesley Merritt, George W. Childs, :
of Philadelphia: Marshall Field, of Chicago;
General Joseph S. Fullerton, of St. Louis;
Secretaries VVhitney and Endicott, General
Augur, Senator Hawley, Speaker Carlisle,
Colonel Charles P. Lincoln and General MaoFeely.
While ?he services were in progress tue
laisson was placed inaposition to receive the
casket aud the general's horse was lei to a
place immediately behind. It was bridled
and saddled just as when last ridden by the
general. The general's military boots were
in the stirrups with the toes pointing backwards.
The animal was led by a tall ser
geanc in iuu unuonu,
In accordance with the wish of Mrs. Sheridan
the funeral was a strictly military affair,
and the esrorfc was formed precisely as
prescribed by the army regulations for an
officer of the rank of the decease 1 as follows: I
A battalion of cavalry, two batteries of light I
artillery, marine band, third artillery bail,
battalion of foot artillery, clergy in car- !
riages, pall bearers in carriages,body bearers,
artillery sergeants, caisson having remains,
the general's horss, Mrs. Sheridan an i family,
military staff, the President an 1 Mrs. Clevelan
! 'e Cabinet, the Ju liciary, the Congre.-?s.onal
Committees, Diplomatic Corps,
Kepresentatives of the Loyal Legion and G.
A "K., citizens.
The pro?ess!on entere 1 tha western gate- j
way of the Ar.ington National Cematery, I
w.iero as tar as the eye can reach to ths rignt
and l<*ft, under the spreading branches of !
majestic oaks, the grass is thickly dotted
with tha gleam of marble headstones
that mirk the graves of sixteen thousand
soldiers. A litt-e later the five miles' weary
march of the long procession was at an on i.
At 1.2) i\ m. thq cavalry escort, with MijorGeneral
Sclrj.ield at it-c he id, came to a
halt beside the old Lee mansion. The cavalry
filed to the left, and forming in a lin> aloig
the crest stiol in sileiM o/erlo>'c!n? t'lj
iiel i Tin artillery of the es-orb broikiig
linn m?nl out of sicriit to .
tho left ani cama' in alonj tha fo^5 of
the hill, where tha guns were unlimbarei and
prepared for their allotted sarvica. The infantry,
with pieces reverse 1 with crap9
trimmed colors, mived obliquely acro?i the
field, and at the word haltod ani aligned
across the right, completing the hollow
As the hearse cama to a halt, tha
clergy in flowing robos headed
a procession from the carriage to
tho grave. Bishop-eleat John P. Foley,
of Detroit, was tha o.lieiitin ? priest. His assistants,
Acolytes and a trained choir of :
Dominican monks numbered more thin a
score in nil. Nevt came the pillbairere,
General Sherman and Secretary Eadicott,
Speaker Carlisle and Secretary Wuitney,
walking at the hea l, ani behind tham. leaning
heavilv upon the arm of Colonel Sheridan,
came the grief-stricken widow. The mournime
ia/Judad John 8h9ridaa, brothar of tae
' V. ; .. - :
deceased; General and Mrs. Rucker, parents
of the widow, her brother and sister, and the j
military staff and several other intimate
friends of the General.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland and the
committees of the two Houses of Congress,
with bared heads, followed the mourners.
Eight sergeants of artillery now lifted the
casket from the caisson, and bore it with slow,
careful step? down to the mouth of the open
grave, placing it there upon rods.
The spot chosen for his resting place is
some distance from the cematerp, and just j
at the summit of the steep hillside, which
slopes down from the yellow old mansion
toward the potomac. A few trees stand near
the bead of the grave and there is a forest
at some distance. Over the tree tops
down below, however, the view is unobstructed,
and the river, the city and the
Capitol all are in plain sight. From the city
the spot I00I19 like a green oasis in the wooded
After a moment of reverent 9ilence the
clear voice of the Bishop-elect was heard uttering
the words of blessing:. With a sprig
of fir, plucked from a neighboring branch,
holy water was sprinkled over the grave,
and the casket was lowered by the sergeanta.
The regular burial service brought the religious
features of the obseauie3 to an end.
The priests stood aside ana remained in a
group near the head of the grave, and every
breath was hushed while the widow came
a step forward and for one brief moment
looked upon the casket which beld
her beloved dead. As she turned away
the other mourners in a body paid
their tribute of love and respect, and then at
a signal the artillery fired a salute of seventeen
guns. The Legion of honor moved
up in a line and looked in upon the still
uncovered casket and tiled away. The
great hollow square now contained but
one figure, that of a stalwart cavalrv
bugler, who stood at eise, facing eastward,
his bugle under his arm, at the head of the
Save. There was a hoarse command at the
't, echoed and passed on down the line of
infantry, a rattle of stoel, a moment of expectation
and then the simultaneous Hash
and roar of five hundred muskets. Again
and again the volley was repeated. Then
the bugler came to attention, raised his
horn to his lips and blew "taps,"
the signal for "Lights out," the military
equivalent for gojd-night. The tones were
low, mellow and tremulous at the star*,
but with each succeeding phrase swelled,
clear, shrill, commanding, waking tardy
echoes from the surrounding banks of
foliage, which came back to blend again
with the long drawn wait at the
end. As the last echo died away and just as
the shadow of the towering buckeye fell
across and covered the grave as with a pall
the groups of living turned silently homeward
and left the dead to solitude.
The Englishman Who Murdered Hie
Friend Expiates the Crime.
Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, has been
hanged at St. Louis, Mo., for the murder of i
Charles A. Preller. The procession to the
gallows started at 9 o'clock from the doomed
man's cell. It took but a moment to ascend
the steps to ths scaffold, and only about
two minutes elapsed between the mounting
and springing of the trap. Maxwell died
hard, but in a few seconds the convulsion;
ceased, only to be followed by a stream of
blood, which flowed from beneath the black
cap over the shirt and coat. It came fron
his neck, which had been deeply cut by the
The crime for which Maxwell finally suf
fered death was one of peculiar atrocity.
Maxwell met his victim, Preller, a young
solicitor of Cheshire, England,on the steamer
Cephalonia. in February, 18S5. and when i
they separated at New York the two men J
agreed to meet again at St. Louis. On the j
3d of Anril the raeu met at the Southern |
Hotel and occupied the same room. They J
appeared together in friendly intercourse for |
three days, when Preller disappeared. On t
the following day Maxwell bought a ticket j
for San Francisco and had all his baggage ,
checked to that city except one trunk, ac- !
counting in the meantime for the absence oi ;
his friend by saying that he had gonj into j
the country on business.
Nine days later a horrible odor attracted
attention to the trunk left bv Maxwell, and
upon investigation the rapialy decomposing
body of Preller was found inside of it.
Maxwell was tracked to San Francisco and
from there to Auckland. New Zealand, and
sent back to St. Louis. On June 5 the jury
returned a verdict finding him guilty of murin
the first degree.
Maxwell's defense was that he attempted
to doctor Preller and gave him an overdose
of chloroform, which resulted in death. Then
in fear and distraction lie placed the body in
the trunk, took some $600 of Preller's money j
and fled the country.
The Duke of Westminster's income is $7.50 j
E. P. Roe, the novelist, had $30,000 insurance
on his life
Lord Colin Campbell is goiug to India to ;
try and practice law.
The Emperor of China has a toy railway I
three miles long in his palace grounds.
Don Manuel Baiullan, President of I
to o manatrn/ul cltaf. w!fh fv^o '
uuavcuiaia. 10 t* icuvnuvu ouvv mvu vuv i
Jcdg? Gray, of the United States Su
preme Court, is an enthusiastic hunter and ;
Senator Hiscock, of New York, reads
every new American novel as soon as pub- !
The Archduke Joseph, of Hungary, is |
compiling a dictionary of the gypsy lan- j
The King of Denmark will celebrate the |
twentv-fifth anniversary of his reign November
The late Kaiser William, of Germany, will
have an equestrian statue in Stettin which
will cost $00,0 JO.
Lieutenant T. J. Clay, champion rifle j
Bhot of the United States army, is a grand- i
Bon of Henry Clay.
King Kai.akaua has the reputation of being
a "dude." A prominent London tailor
makes all his clothes.
Prince Louis Ferdinand, of Bavaria, 1
has received a diploma qualifying him to
practice as a physician.
Queen Victoria will spend three weeks
In the autumn with her daughter, the Dow
ager Empress Victoria, at Baden.
Actress Mary Anderson's half brother
bas a ranche in Colorado, and he is said to be
the handsomest cowboy in America.
There is a rumor afloit in England to the
effect that William E. Gladstone will enter
the House of Lords as the Earl of Flint.
It was in the capacity of guardian to the
present Duke of Newcastle that Mr. Gladstone
acquired his knowledge of woodcraft.
Emperor William has informed Frau i
Wagner that he considers it a sacred dutv to
further the performances of Wagner's
Prince Bismarck has given evidence that
be is stil! a skillful marksman. While practicing
with a rifle at 130 yards, he hit the
bull's eye every time.
Mme. Mutsu, wife of the Japanese Minister
in Washington, is petite and slender,
has dead-black hair, a clear olive complexion
and kindling black eyes.
The marriage of Miss Endicott, daughter
of the Secretary of War, and Joseph Chainberlin,
the English Liberal-Unionist leader,
will take place next January.
Queen Natalie, of Servia, is but twentyeight
years old, and is still one of the most
beautiful and fascinating women in Europe,
and a most dangerous political intriguant.
The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough
will soon return to America in ord-.-r to allow
the Du*c to go on a projected western shooting
trip. After that they will reside in
One of Disraeli's favorite peacocks ha9 recently
died, and Ralph Disraeii has had the
tail feathers made into a fire screen and has
given it to (^ueen Victoria, much to her
ADDISON l/AMMAta, *t uycu vjsxji uuujuo at
Wall street have brought him at least $6,000,000
during the past tiiteen years, began life
as a messenger b^y in the office of a New
Orleans shipping Qrm.
The youngest millionaire ia Chicago is
Cyrus H. McCormick, who is only twentynine
and is at the head of the extensive
reiptr mnnufactury founded by his father.
He is unmarried and has a fortune of
That is a most pictute3que friendship reported
to exist between two mi lshipmen in
the Italian navy, one of whom is the thirteenyear-old
son of Amadeus, ex-King of Spain,
and the other tbo grandson of Garibaldi, the
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|: SHERIDAN'S SUCCESSOR.
General Schofield Takes Com.
mand of the Army.
Sketch of the Distinguished Ofir
cer's Life and Services,
GENERAL JOHN M. PCHOFIELD.
General John M. Schofield succeeds, by
regular promotion, to the command of the
United States Army, made vacant by General
Sheridan's death. According to th<
laws the titles of General and Lieutenant
General expire with Sheridan's death unles:
revived by Congress, and even without an
order from the President General Schofleld
would, by virtue of being the senior MajorGeneral,
be the Commander-in-Chief in the
absence of any order to the contrary.
John McAllister Schofleld, although bore
In Chautauqua County, N. Y., Novembei
29, 1831, moved to Freeport, HI., when eleven
years old, and was appointed from there tc
West Point by Congressman Thomas J.
Turner. General Schofkld's father was a
Baptist minister, of fine physical stature and
great strength. General Schofleld had aj
classmates at West Point Generals Sheridan,
J. B. McPherson, Craighill and Sill, whe
gained distinction in the Union Army, and
Generals Hood and Bowen, who wer?
equally conspicuous in the Confederate
Army. His lirst commission was in
the artillery, and August 81, 1853, two
months after his graduation, he wai
appointed a full Second Lieutenant in the
First Artillery. He served at Fort Moultrie,
S. C., and in Florida until November. 1855,
when he was transferred to West Point as
Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental
Philosophy, remaining there until
August, 1860. having in the meantime been
promoted to First Lieutenant. He then obtained
a leave of absence and accepted the
Chair of Physics in the Washington University
at St Louis, where he became a
favorite with all.
When the first gun of the Civil war was
fired he resigned his position and became
mustering officer of the 8tate of Missouri,
and a month later he was elected Captain of
Colonel Frank A. Blair's regiment, the First
Missouri Infantry, which was afterward con
verted into an artillery regiment. uis
promptness and capacity as an officer were
demonstrated at that early date by his hastily
putting troope on board a train, on hearing
of Jeff Thompson having a large force at
Fredericktown, Mo., and hastening to the
scene, organizing his raw recruits aft jr reaching
there and doing such effective sarvice
that the enemy were routed.
He was promoted to be Brigadier-General
of Missouri Militia in November 1861, having
in the mean time served as chief of staff to
General Lyon, and rapidly received other
promotions until September, 1862, when he
organized the Army of the Frontier and
drove Hindman's army out of Missouri and
south of the Arkansas River.
He was an aid on General Lyon's staff in
Missouri, and was with him at the battle of
Wilson Creek, where General Lyon was
He was appointed a Major-General of Volunteers
to date from November 29.1862. This
title expired by constitutional limitation on
the 4th of March 1863, but he wasimmediat |
ly appointed Brigadier-General of Volunteers, 1
and on the 12th of May, of the same year, '
was again commissioned Major-General of
Volunteers, to rank from the 29th of November,
1862, and assigned to the command of the
Department of the Ohio, where at one time
the late General Sheridan commanded a divi?on
under him. General Schofleld rendered
:onspicucus services in this department,
imong them being his work as a trusted corps
;ommander under General Sherman previous |
to his start for the sea.
On the 30th of November, 1864, he was j
iiade a Brigadier-General in the United
States army,"and on the 1st of March, 1865, I
became Brevet Major-General for gallant
ind meritorious service in the battlo of
Franklin, Tenn., but he was mustered out of
he volunteer service on the 1st of Septem>er,
186ft, and on the 4th of March, 1869, he
vas commissioned Major-General of the
United States army.
In January, I860,'he was transferred to the
Department of North Carolina, the war in
;he West being p-acticall.v over, and accomplished
the marve'.ous feat of transferrins
ill's corps from Tennessee to Washington in
General SchoSeld remained in command 1
)f the department of North Corolina until
ibout the time he was sent abroad to negotiate
with Napoleon in reference to havine the
French leave Mexico. He performed these
tervices in a most satisfactory manner, and
was highly complimented by his superior
)fficers at Washington.
After his return from France he was detailed
to go to Virginia and take care of matters
during the reconstruction period At
the close of the impeachment trial he was appointed
Secretary of War by President
Johnson, and confirmed bv the Senate. Gen3ral
Schofield has been a Democrat in politics
throughout his entire career.
General Schofield was placed In command
of the extreme western or Pacific slope division
of the army shortly after leavine the
Cabinet.and later was transferred to the Division
of the West, the headquarters of which
have been at Chicago. On the death of General
Hancock he succeeded to the command
of the Eastern Division. H>3 is spoken of as a
man of great learninsr. Not only is he a fine
military officer, but he is regarded as a highly
3 lucate.l man, and his extensive knowledgo
embraces a familiarity with mathematics in
all its branches, and he is well read in tho
law, especially constitutional law.
~ THE MARKETS. ,
33 NEW YORK.
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THE NATIONAL GAME
Daily captains Washington.
Gore, of New York, has a split hand. j
Stovet has returned to the Cuban Giantfcj. |S
McVey is captaining the New Orleans
team. ( 7
O'Brien will hereafter Captain the Brook- ~
The Jersey City club has released catcher
Reipsehlager. \ Williamson's
latest trick to block a ma? >
!s to fell down in his path.
The American Association goes back to
It is reported that Anson and Pfeffer bav? ' "
igain had a serious quarreL
Ryan, of Chicago, was the first League '
player to make 100safe hits. . ~
The three-strike rule seems to have hurt
the batting records after all.
Beckley, of Pittsburg, is already In the
front rank of League batsmen.
The Houston (Texas) club has levied an i
assessment upon its stockholders.
The New Yorks have won more games at. J
home than any other League club. ;
Tlc ni? 1 ?: I T1
utu IIIUKKU i/uuia^ rnuic uumi HI? ?management
caies to acknowledge. ,r" ; ^
Jerry Denny, of Indianapolis, has
sided not to go on the Australian trip. 'f * V.
Duffy, by his heavy batting, has won *
permanent position on the Chicago te&nL vy'-^
New York has again fallen off In team 1
batting, but is holding up its end in the field. \'J
Ned Haxlow and Fred Carroll are tbd
latest additions to the Australian contingent.
Neither Klusman nor Ray have so tst
been able to fill Burdock's place at Boston'!
Keefe, New York's pitcher, has not yet ' yj
dropped a game to Detroit, Indianapolis or *;|
Washington. . '
The Association has abandoned the per- J
centage system, and has gone back to tile
Tommy Pollard is said to be the greeted
short stop in the Central Pennsylvania
League In every department.
Only Cleveland's vote was cast in favor . |
retaining the fifty-cent tariff at the As8<>dar?. . j
tion meeting in Philadelphia. ; -: .wvjgp
Worcester has derived $1900 from th?
sale of players: Salem, $1750: Manchester, J
11350; Lynn, 1000. Total, $.V-0 >. '
Chicago first built up the lead at the start
of the season at Indianapolis's expense, and 1
dow has lost it through that cliib.
The chances of the Now Yorks winning
the championship are increased by the facs '
that they close the season at home.
I v Rio Janeiro they occasionally phty oar
game, but the Brazilians are too tired to nil* %~4
Bases and Indians are hired to do it for tbenpu
Next to the Detroits the Hoosiencan counta
greater number of recognized slugger? ia;/
their ranks than any other club in theLeague.
New York has played more errorle* . I
srames than any other League team. The
Athletics excel the Association club* in this- *J
Burdick wasn't of much account at-.^Omaha,
and Crmpau was no good in Kansas- ,
City, and yet both are holding their own iaithe
wn.kesbarre has the honor of being tb#' .
Brst Central League club to defeat Newark in
a championship game on its own ground*
The Manchester (N. H.) centre-field fenoe
is 364 feet from the home plate. Duffy, of
the Chicagos. is the only player who ever pyt
a ball over tnis fence.
The Cuban Giants, of Trenton, N. J. , arp
better off for catchers and pitchers than any
other club in the country. Every manofr.
the team can play a battery position.
What an emergency man isGanzeL He v
has played about every position' except'
pitcher for Detroit, and at present is playi
ing second base very well, in Hardi* Eichirdson's
UMPIRE iVKLLY considers DUTBS, OK
! Chicago; Suniay, of Pittsburg; White, of . .
the Detroits, and 8eery, o? Indianapolis, thefour
honest men of the League, and always
calls upon them to judge foal balls when be
stands behind second base. ]
The first curved ball was pitched by
Arthur Cummings, of the o'd Stars, in
Brooklyn. Bobby Matthews is sometimee ' ']
credited with the feat, but he has acknowledged
Cummings's right to the honor: ' It is ^
probable that curved balls were pitched before
this, but they were not recognized; sothat
Cummings is considered the pioneer. '
NATIONAL LBA.QUS B2C03D. ;v
/7ameor Club. ***
New York W 81-4,
Detroit 47 w ' 1
Philadelphia ? fl } V
Boston ? 45
Pittsburg 86 *.1 ??
Washington X? ?2
Indianapolis 31 37 ^
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION RECORD. 't * .
Same of Club. r2^: ,%S
St. Louis ow ?
Brooklyn 57 ? , n
Cincinnati ? ~ Xt.
Athletic g g ; . . v
OO - OO 5 VV*
Louisville ? 25
Cleveland 82 68 :
Kansas Citv 29 <J1
The Chicago Tribune lately devoted
several columns to an investigation of
I the elopements which have occurred
in this country during a few years past,
! The details of these cases present many
| points of more than ordinary interest.
, It is found that in the mout of them,
the runaways have belonged to what is
' called "society," and that the woman
J has been wealthy and the man not only
' 1?A "loaa nrhich is looked
I puox UUt Ui bJUC vauuu
| down upon by the rich. Wealthy women
' have run off with adventurers, farm- "
bands, dudes, car-conductors, coach- ^
men, commercial travelers, convicts,
Valets, loafers and deadbeats. "What
peculiar idiosyncrasy it is of theirs that
induces them to elope with such people
when they could easily marry estimable
men in their own rank in life, and
especially when experience has shown
In almost every such case that they
take the direct road to suffering, if not
j to ruin, would be a fruitful subject for
the social scientist to investigate. No ..
j class seems to be entirely free from ?he
I passion for elopement. Wealthy men
' in business and in the professions have
run off with servant girls and women
of bad character. Ministers have gone
jff with deacons' wives and deacons
, with ministers' wives, and both miniaI
ters and deacons have fled with choir
j singers. Children of tender years have
I run off together, venerable spinsters
with boys, and equally venerable
bachelors with young girls. There
seems to be no law of natural fitness or
eelection in these cases. On the other
hand, the rnle seems to be that they
1 nre entirely unfit for each other, and
jbc result in snc-h cases is suffering,
abuse, desertion, sometimes suicide,
sometimes the penitentiary, and frequently
When the Rev. Dr. Powell, of Slierbrooke,
Canada, learned that his
daughter had been assaulted and murdered
on a lonely road near his house,
he tucked his religion out of sight, put
a pistol in his pocket, and started oA
the war path, swearing that he would
; kill the man who had slain the girl.
The Doctor's congregation stand by
him, and if he carries out his threat
no jury -will convict him.