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THE DEAD AT HOME
Windom's Body Borne to the
LOVING TETBUTES TO HIS MEMORY.
The Stricken Statesman Honored and
Kpectel fo All the Walk, f Ltfe
8atl Detail, of the Receipt of the New.
t W,hlnston City The President'.
Emotion When He Wa Told Affect
ing Scene, at the Windom Mannion-Es-Secretary
Bayard'. Word, of Eulo
gy Funeral Preparations.
Washington Citt, Jan. Sl.-The re
mains of Secretary Windom arrived in
this city at 4:30 p. m. yesterday. The
train was met by President Harrison,
ice President Morton, Secretaries Blaine,
Proctor, Noble and Rusk, and Postmaster
General Wanamaker; Assistant Secretary
Nettleton, of the treasury department and a
great number of treasury officials and em
ployes and fifty or more senators and
representatives. The remains were ac
companied from New York by Secretary
Tracy, Attorney General Miller and
Private Secretary Hendley. The remains,
escorted by a detail of troops, were taken
to the late residence of the secretary on
Massachusetts avenue, where they will
remain until the funeral.
A &hork to the Official Household.
The announcement of the sudden death
af Secretary Windo :i gave almost as
great a shocfc to his official friends and as
sociates as did the shooting of President
Garfield to the members of the official
household. It was so terribly sudden and
unexpected that all who heard the news
were profoundly shocked and so overcome
as to be unable to express the grief they
felt The news enme with the paralyzing,
tunning force that ever acroiiipauies
dread and unexpected tidings. Though
the information did not reach the capital
until a late hour, it spread with lightning
rapidity, and in the clubs and hotel corri
dors was the one topic of conversation.
Men gathered in crowds to ask for details
of the sad affair. The universal sentiment
was of sorrow, and gentlemen of opposita
political opinions bore testimony to the
Ceding worth and ability of the dead.
A Man I'niversally Honored.
The kindly regard in which Secretary
Windom was held is confined to no class
of people. Every one with whom he came
in contact feels that he has lost a personal
friend. Those who served with him in
senate and house are equally sorrowful
with the cabinet, -and without regard to
political affiliation. His own official
household in the treasury department
feels his los with a keenness that is prob
ably more poignant than that felt in any
other place, except at hissorrowing home.
With his subordinates he was uniformly
kind, courteous and even affectionate. His
death lia leeniiutedby the Gridiron club,
many of v, hose memlers were personal
friends of the secretary, by the postpone
ment of the club's annual dinner for one
week, although elaborate preparations
had been made for to night.
In Social I.lf ami at 1l.nn
In social life Mr. Windeni was one oi
the most agreeable of men. He was faith
ful to his friends and generous to his ene
mies. His courtesy to everybody with
whom he same in contact was a charac
teristic. He smiled as pleasantly at meet
ing the humblest caller as he did at meet
ing his most distinguished friend. A gen
tleman who has known him intimately
for thirty years said Thursday night: "Sen
ator Windom was as pure a Christian gen
tleman as I have ever known. A better
husband, father and friend never lived."
Secretary Windom was in religion orig
inally a Quaker, but for many years had
keen a member of the Congregational
ehurcli. He leaves a wife, one son, Mr.
William D. Windom, and two daughters.
Misses Nellie and Florence Windom.
Among the Congresnmeii.
There is hardly a man in congress who
lias not some kind recollection of Mr.
Windom, and tiiere was a manifestation
of sorrow on ail sides which bespoke its
own sincerity. His relations with men
in both parties were cordial, and his kind
ly mauuers and the sincere and frank
character of his communications with
them secured him universal respect and
confidence. lint two days ago he was
before the committee on appropriations of
Che house discussing the sundry civil bill,
and members of that committee" remarked
upon the thorough understanding he had
of every detail and all the needs of his de
partment. Tne expressions are not ton
lined within party lines, or measured by
conviction as to public policy. Democrats
and Republicans, silver men aud anti-silver
men are equally sincere in their trib
utes to the deceased.
Feeling in the Cabinet.
It goes without saying that the feeling
in the cabinet is that of most sincere
sorrow. Department orders have been
Issued giving directions for the official
observance of the sad event aud each of
them is a eulogy of the dead statesman,
the wording of which evidences the deep
sorrow under which it was penned. The
president has also issued an executive
order regarding the occurrence. Secretary
Blaine says the death of Mr. Windom is a
great loss to the administration and
speaks highly of the ability and kindly
character of the dead secretary. All the
other secretaries have nothing but good
to say of the departed. Postmaster
General Wanamaker said: "Every one
loved him. He had a bright mind, large
experience, and a gentle heart."
BREAKING THE NEWS TO THE WiFE,
A Sad Seen at a Festival and a Sadder
One at Home.
Sitting quietly in their private apart
ments, thankful that the worldly cares of
a day had passed, and talking only of their
family affairs, the president aud Mrs. Har
rison were far from anticipating the sad
calamity which a moment afterward was
announced. The ringing of the telephone
bell, customary as it is, did not concern
the president until the doorkeeper asked
him to answer it. This unusual summons
at once caused apprehension, and the pres
ident steped to the instrume.it with a
certain feeling of auticipated trouble. As
the sad tiding came over the wire his face
suddenly lost all color and be dropped the
instrument, shocked beyond expression.
With a voice full of anguish and sorrow
he summoned his carriage and directed
the coachman to drive with ail haste to
Secretary Wnnamaker's, where, he was
aware, Mrs. Windom was present at a re;
The Tiding at Wanamaker'.
On arrival at Mr. Wauamaker's that
gentleman was informed of the event, and j
it soon became whispered about, falling
like a pall on the enjoyment of the even
ing. Mrs. Windom and her daughter
were, however, kept in ignorance, it being
thought best that she should hear the sad
news at home. The eyes of the ladies
filled with tears, which came in spite of
their efforts to, restrain them, while the
gentlemen had hard work to avoid ex
clamations of sorrow which rose to their
lies.; Quickly Mrs. Colegate, a friend who
had accompanied Mrs. Windom to the en
tertainment, was called aside and informed
of the death. Almost overcome, but
bravely suppressing her agitation, she
feigned illness and asked to be taken
home, and with Mrs. Windom and her
daughters soon departed.
Among HU Best Loved Ones.
It was the president who was to have
broken the news to Mrs. Windom, hut be
fore he arrived at the house Mr. George
Braggett, a close friend of the Windom
family, who had received a private tel
egram announcing Mr. Windom's death,
had reached there andtold the brief story
that made known to loving wife and
daughters the heart-breakking news. The
president and Secretary Proctor arrived
soon after, aud gave what comfort they
could, but each of them was so over
whelmed and unnerved as to be able to
say but little. While the president was
at Secretary Windom's he received a tele
gram announcing the death of the secre
tary. Standing in the hall at the foot of
the stairs, he wrote the reply on his knee,
storrow of the Servants.
It was a sud scone at Sec retary Windom's
residence. A few friends stood in the hall,
their heads bowed in grief, while from the
parlor was heard tiie pitiful sobbing of
Mrs. Windom and ht?r daughters. The
old colored servants, who worhipned the
secretary for hi kindly traits, held their
handkerchiefs to their eyes, whiie they
offered a si leu t prayer for their departed
master. As Mrs. Windom, thoroughly
prostrated by the news of her husband's
death, ascended the stairs to her room,
she stopped for a moment as the president
endeavored to sp. n!c words of comfort,
and gave way to sobbing. The spectator
bowed reve.c;iU). Secretaries Noble aud
Rusk called at the Wiudom residence
later in the evening aud expressed their
heartfelt sympathy for the family in their
deep afflict ion.
The Funeral to Take Place Slontlay.
Secretary Windom's funeral will take
place on Monday. His son, William D.
Windom, who was in Baton Rouge, I,a. ,
has been heard from, and is now on his
way to this city. There will be private
services Mouday morning at the Windom
mansion on Massachusetts avenue, and
later in the day public services at the
Church of the Coveuant on Connecticut
ACTION AT NEW YORK CITY.
Ex-Secretary liayard's Tribute to Win
dom A Financial Triumph.
Nfw Yokk, Jan 31. The Board ol
Trade and Transportation held a meeting
yesterday and adopted resolutions eulo
gistic of the services rendered the country
by Mr. Windom, and took other appro
priate action. Ex-Secretary Bayard made
a brief address in the highest praise of the
qualities of head and heart of the late sec
retary. He said that though men might
be political euemies, that did not prevent
them from leing close personal friends.
Both were trying to reach the same ends:
they differed only in the means.
Issue of the "WindonK."
continuing, Mr. Bayard said: '-No
breath of suspicion was ever cast upon
him or upon his methods. In 1S81 an oc
currence of great importance to the coun
try arose. The public credit and the agen
cies that sustained it were threatened. A
strong feeling against the banking system
was expte-;sed. Congress had adjourned
ana tnose in charge of the bankiug insti
tutions were uneasy. Then the remarka
ble proposition to the government was
made by t he creditors of the government
to reduce the rate of interest on the debt
due them and accept different terms for
its liquidation. This patriotic statesman
and lriend did me the honor to come to
me, sis a man, I of different political par
ty, to discuss tiie momentous question.
We discussed it and you all know how the
national credit was established; how it
was done without cost to the government;
and no finer illustration of financiering
can lie found than that of William Win
dom. It was the highest pinnacle for a
man to reach. Such was one of his services
not measurable by money."
ANNOUNCEMENT IN CONGRESS.
Ilnth House Adjourn in View of Secre
tary Windom'H leatli.
Washington Citv. Jan 31. The solemn
and impressive duty of announcing the
death of Secretary Wiudom to the senate
was performed yesterday by Morrill, the
venerable ''Father of the Senate." When
the senate was called to order nearly
every senator was in his seat, and it was
obvious from the air of solemnity that
pervaded the chamber that something out
of the ordinary had occurred. As the vice
president's gavel fell the chaplain of the
senate, Dr. J. G. Butler, rose, and in his
prayer referred impressively to the sudden
taking away of the secretary of the treas
ury. Then Morrill arose, and in a voice
tremulous witu emotion, said: "In conse
quence of the recent calamity which has
visited us in the sudden decea-e of a for
mer eminent member of this body, and a
distinguished officer of the government,
the secretary of the treasury, I move that
the senate do now adjourn." The motion
was agreed to, and ttie seuate adjourned
till 11 a. m. to-day.
Resolution in the House.
The house chaplain's prayer was a plea
to the throne of grace that the sudden
death of Mr. Windom might bring home
to all the uncertainty of life. McKinley
then offered the following:
"Resolved, That the house of represen
tatives has heard with profound sorrow oi
the death of the Hon. William Windom,
secretary of the treasury, who for ten
years was a member of this body and foi
twelve years a member of tiie seuate.
4 'Resolved, That a committee of nine
representatives b? appointed by the
speaker to join such committee as may be
appointed by the sem-.te lo attend thf
funeral of the late secretary of the treas
ury on liehalf of congress, and to takt
such other action as may be proper in
honor of the memory of the deceased and
as tiie appreciation of congress of his pub
lic services." The resolutions wert
unanimously adopted, and as a further
mark of respect the house immediately
adjourned. Tiie speaker appointed the
followingco'.nmitt-eto attend tne funeral:
McKinley, Mills, Dunn. -II, Holman,
O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, Forney,
Vandever, Blount and Snider.
The dead body of Nicholas Sinaini, an
Italian, was found in Jackson park, Chi
cago, Thursday, full of stillutto stabs.
Four Greeks have been arrested for the
Something Indiana Needs to
Rid Herself Of.
AlttXJUY BT A WHITE-CAP GANG.
An Unprotected Woman Drugged from
Her Home, Bound to a Tree and Mer
cilessly Lashed in the Treseuce of Her
Little One. The Fiends Then Tell the
Children a Shameful Story of Theii
Mother The Authorities Helple. B-
caue the Juries Are Faithlens.
New Albany. Ind.. Jan. 31. One of th
most horrible outrages that has been
committed by the infamous White-Caps
Oi Harrison and Crawford counties nt
curred Thursday night abont thirty miles
southv.-est of this city. Jacob Perew, a
poor b it laborious and upright farmer,
had gone to Leavenworth, the county seat
of Crtwford county, to vi.-it his aged
father, who was ill, leaving his wife and
four small children home, intending to
remain away all night. At midnight a
gang of twenty masked men rode up to the
into the yard and up to the door and de
manded admission. Mrs. Perew had re
tired, aid refused to open the door.
M wt Merciless and Villainous.
Then the White-Caps, after firing sever
al shots from their revolvers, nrncnm.1 a
rail, and with it battered down the door
and entered the house. Mrs. Perew had
left her bed, as had her four little chil
dren, and when the savage brutes entered
the children were clinging in terror to
their m ther, weeping and lK-ggim; pite
otisly th.it the men would not hurt them
or t heir mother But tha merciless White
Caps sei:-.ed the hel;le.s woman, tore the
shrieking chiidren trom her, dragged her
from the house and to a stt-in of
the opposite side of the highway, where
niey tiea ner iace loremost to a tree, and
with stot t switches literally laid the'flesh
open frot l her shoulders to her hips.
Keleaxedhy Her Little One.
No fewer than forty licks were given
the help ess woman, the blows being
rained ui on her after she had sunk in a
faint aganst the ropes that bound her to
the tree. While this awful scene of de
moniac savagery was going on the four
children t f the wretched woman stood by
weeping and wringing their hands, and
imploring the cowardly brntes to desist.
Finally tl ese torturers left Mrs. Perew
apparent . in a lifeless cnmliti.in ftr
they had .rone the children went to the
nouseanugot a knife, with which they
cut the ro;H's that bound their mother.and
finally sure-ceded in getting her to the
houe. SI.e will probably not recover
from the awiul torture she has passed
The Crowning Infamy.
The vi lahious White-Caps told the
children that they had whipped tti"ir
mother bemuse she was not virtuous, but
all her relatives agree, as do all who know
her, that t-he is a woman of unspotted
chnracter. In nil the history of White
Capism in Harrison and Crawford coun
ties the whipping of Mrs. Perew is the vil
est, the most brutally savage crime they
have committed. The law is powerless
against these human fiends. Grand juries
fail to indict them, or, where indicted,
petit jurors composed of White-Caps or
White-Cap sympathizers clear the scoun
drels or fail to agree.
DOCK.ERY MAKES A STATEMENT.
His Kea.ons for Holding; Hack Silver Tool
Fait. Gives in Writing.
Washington Citt, Jan. 31. Represen
tative Dockery, of Missouri, appeared be
forethe;silver pool investigation committee
yesterday and said that inasmuch as he
had, when lust on the stand, given his tes
timony hastily and without sufficient de
liberation, h-i desired briefly to re-state
the reasons why he did not wish to testify
until the day after the senatorial election
in Pennsylvania. He read a written state
m nt which was substantially as follows:
"The f.ree bid was at that time pending
in the senate. I was desirous that it
should be bee ten. The attitude of nearly
every senator iu respect to that measure
was very g nerally understood, except
that of Senator Cameron. Tiie election of
his successor was to take place on Tues
day and the i ommittee was to have met
the previous r atur iay. It was not known
that if Cnmer.in was re-elected he would
vote for the f rce bill, but his attitude of
uncertainty lid me to indulge the hope
that he would vote agaiust it.
Knew of That silver Purchase.
"Under thest circumstances thenj was
nothing to induce me to desire that an
other Republican should succeed him. I
did not wish to be the cause of making
public at that juncture any private busi
ness transactions of the senator of which
I had information that might be eutirely
legitimate and proper, and which could,
before an oppo-tunity was offered him of
showing its entire propriety, be used by
his political enemies to his detriment. I
had information that Cameron had made
a purchase of silver at k : e time during
the last session of congress. I had no
knowledge that he was connected with
any pool, nor 1 ad I any information that
would warrant me in a conclusion as to
the propriety or impropriety of the pur
chase made by him. There was
no agreement ir understanding between
Senator Cameron and myself, or any other
person, t hat my testimony should lie de
layed iu consideration of, or as an induce
ment for, the nator to vote against the
I Inter Will Fight Home Rule.
London, Jan. 31. The plain avowal of
the marquis of londouderry that the men
of Ulster will fight in the event of home
rule being grant!fl to Ireland, has aroused
some sensation, as coming from a quarter
well iniormed and responsible. All that
Lord Londonderry asks is that England
keep its hands off, and allow tiie Ulster
Protestants to fight it out with the home
rulers without the interference of impe
rial troops. Thee is no doubt that the
Ulster Protestai ts are well nrniiul and
drilled, and, if their speakers are to be be-
1 a ...
iieve:i, mey win resent tne attempt of any
home rule Irish pirliament to exercise any
jurisdiction over t hem.
SUile a Parneli Baud's Inittrutaoiita.
London. Jan. 31. Preparations for the
reception of Parnt 11 at Enuis Sunday fore
shadow an enthusiastic demonstration.
ir.ving to the theft of the wind instru
uipuV) of the Enais band ntl-r instru
ments have been ordered for the occasion,
and there will be no lack of music.
A report from Bjm bay says the ameer of
Afghanistan is detbd.
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