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THJ2 ARGUS, t FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1891.
HOLDING THE FORT.
'Uncle Billy" Still Stands Hero
ically to His Guns.
DEATH'S ONSETS MEET TETJE GRIT.
the Old Hero Holds the Fort of Life
with Characteristic Tenacity A Day
of Flnetaation in the Fight Remark
able KxhiMtlons of lron V ill That
Give Mope to the Despairing-Extreme
Vnction Administered to Him While
Unconscious and Apparently Dying
New York, Feb. 13.-Gn. Sherman's
wonderful vitality and power have
kept him alive during the last twenty
four hours, and hopes are entertained that
the old warrior may yet recever from his
present illness. Such hopes are faint, how
ever. The general's advanced age and the
severe ordeal he has undergone render it
unlikely that he can long survive. At dif
ferent times during the day it was believed
that the patient was dying, but each time
he revived, and as the night wore on
seemed to be a strong as at any time
Wednesday. At midnight there was no
change for the worse and the attendants
In the sick-room were much encouraged.
The Rattle Fluctuates.
At 9 o'clock a. m. yesterday Dr. Alexan
der, coming from the house, said: "Gen.
Sherman is ttill alive and there is no
change for the better." An arrangement
was made by which all bulletins were
nt to the telegraph office just around
the corner in Sixth avenue. At 10 o'clock.
Secretary Barrett brought word that there
was a slight improvement, but half an
hour later Dr. Alexander found that Gen.
Sherman was slowly sicking. Word was
sent for a Catholic priest at 11 o'clock,
and when he left a half hour later he said
he had administered extreme unction and
that the general would live but a few
The Old Warrior Rallies.
The general had by no means give up.
He shook off the coma, he nerved himself
to the fight, and threw from his lungs the
oppression that was slowly strangling
him. He steadily improved so steadily
nnd so rapidly that Dr. Alexander was
a-itoni-hed. Hope once more sprAng up
In the household, and at 1 o'clock Senator
Sherman sent a telegram to the president
that the improvement of Gen. Sherman
justified a faint hope of his recovery. This
same news was sect to many of Gen.
Sherman's friends in all parts of the
country, and even the increaed capacitv
of the little office in Sixth avenue was
taxed with the sympathetic telegrams
which poured in. This improvement con
tinued steadily, and Gen. Horatio King,
who called about 1:30, was admitted to
An Exhibition of Will.
The physicians were, however, hopeless,
but even they began to have hope when
they saw Gen. Sherman lift himself up
and, turning around, sit upon the edge of
the bed. He struggled to rise, and as all
knew that he would not be crossed Dr.
Alexander helped him up. He stood up,
the bed clothes were wrapped around
him, and then, leaning upon the arm of
the doctor, he walked slowly and feebly
five steps to a great easy chair, into which
he sank. It was the chair in which he
was wont to sit in the days of his health.
He remained seated a few minutes and
then allowed himself to be helped back to
the bed. But the brief sitting up seemed
to have helped him.
A Fighting Chance for Life.
During the whole afternoon Gen. Sher
man continued to improve, and the call
ers went away telling that he had a fight
ing chance, a bare chance, a fair chance,
and so on, until there was high hope in
the minds of all who were waiting. The
doctors cea-ed to issue bulletins, which
was regarded as a further good sign. At
4 o'clock two Sisters of Mercy, carrying
prayer books, entered the house, and re
mained for some time. When they came
out it was evident that they had been
weeping. So it went. During the whole
afternoon there was no change, but things
looked hopeful.- At 6 p. m. the news from
the sick-room was discouraging, however,
and at 3:30 still more so.
Ano'her Hopeful Change.
At J:30, however, Senator Sherman an
nounced that the physicians were more
hopeful, and the beli.-f was expressed that
if the general survives twenty-four hours
his final recovery was possible. At 10:30
p. m. Gen. Thomas Ewing, accompanied
by his son and daughter, left the Sherman
residence for their homes. Gen. Ewing
. said that Gen. Sherman was then resting
easy. The trained nurse and Dru. Alex
ander and Green were watching at his
bedside. The family were taking a little
The IJuestion of Religion.
There was much wondering that ex
treme unction had leen administered to
Gen. Sherman, whose opinions upon mat
ter' of religion vere no secret. When
Mr. Thackera, his son-in-law, was asked
about it, he declined to say anything
about the matter. Gen. Sherman was iu
a st de of unconsciousness when the rite
was administered, and it is not known
whether he requested it before sinking into
that state, or whether it was at the solici
tation of the members of his family, who
are devout Roman Catholics.
The Latest Bulletins.
12 o'lock midnight Lieut. Fitz has just
left Gen. Sherman's residence. He said
that at 11 o'clock Gen. Sherman got out of
bed and walked half-way across the room
without assistance. He could Dot speak,
but appeared to recognize those in the
room. The general had to be helped back
to the bed. He was very much ex
hausted. At midnight there was no
change for the worse in Gen. Sherman's
condition. The doctors agree that if he
continues as at present there is a chance
1:20 a. m. The following bulletin has
just been issued: 1:15 a. m. Gen, Sher
man resting quietly. Condition some
what improved. (Signed.) Barrett.
2:40 a. m. No recognized change in Gen.
Sherman's condition since last bulletin.
The Latest. At 3:35 this morning Sir.
Barrett came to the door of the Sherman
residence and said that the general was
sleeping quietly, that no nourishment had
been given him for several hours, but he
did not seem to be any worse in conse
quence. CoL Forsythe Exonerated.
WASHINGTON CITY, Feb. 13. The pres.
Ident and Secretary Proctor have sus
tained CoL Forsythe's management at the
Wounded Knee engagement, contrary to
the advice of Gen. Miles.
THE ILLINOIS SENATORSHIP.
Republicans Urfa.e to Unite on Moore
SPIilXUFIELD, Ills., Feb. 13. A petitoa
was introduced in the senate yesterday
asking for a 6 per cent, rate of interest,
ami a bill providing for non-ptrtistn
trustees of state institution. In the
house bilis verj introduced: To prevent
distillers from dumping refuse into
t-treanis or lakes; prohibiting attorneys
from giving bonds in crimiual actions
where they areemployed as counsnl; pro
viding that contracts shall only be em
ployed in making materials for highway,
canal, and other such impovements; pio
hibiting any person from contributing
money toward paying for another person's
naturalization; making the railway com
mission elective and the term of office six
years, and giving the governor the power
to remove for neglect ot duty, and to fill
Tiring of the Senatorial Fight.
It is the general opinion that tae sena
torial fight is drawing to a close, and that
a conclusion must be reached before long.
This all tht political leaders agree to, and
it is furthermore the opinion that the
prize will be drawn by either Palmer or a
farmer. Another conference was held
yesterday lietween the steering committee
of the Republicans and the F. M. B. A.
men, at which the latter were promised
an answer as to voting for Streeter, Moore
or Stel'.e to-day. The difficulty with the
Republicans in this deal is that it will le
hard work to swing them all into line for
an F. M. B. A. man. Many declare they
will not enter such an unholy deal; that
if a stalwart Republican cannot win they
have no choice between Palmer and a
granger and will vote for neither.
The F. M. Ft. A. Programme.
Unless the Republicans agree to sup
port an F. M. B. A. man it is asserted
that Moore and Cockrell will withdraw
from the joint sessions. Then if the Re
publicans break a quorum they will re
turn and vote for Fahner, which w ill elect
him. And this looks like the only solu
tion. The Republicans voted for Lkiuley
again yesterday. Four ballots were taken,
with the parties voting as usual.
A Republican caucus was held last
night to try to unite on Moore, but it was
pos.ively stated that about twenty Re
publicans would refue to go into such a
deal and the caucus adjourned without
Some Michigan Legislation.
Lansing, Mich.. Feb. 13. Yesterday
Representative Miller introduced a bill
providing that lawyer members shall be
prohibited from practicing their profes
sion during the session. The attorney
members scored a point in return by giv
ing notice of a bill prohibiting farmer
members from following their vocation
during the session. A remarkable bill in
troduced provides that the railroads of the
state must transport members of the legis
lature and fifty pounds of baggage for
each free of charge when the members are
engaged upon legislative duty.
The Wisconsin Legislature.
Mapisov, Wis., Feb. 13. Bills were in
troduced in the house yesterday: Making
persons or corporations liable for injury to
any one in their employ by the negligence
of any other employe; for a state bank ex
aminer; prohibiting the employment of
Pinkerton guards; appropriating (loO.lU'O
for a state fair site and buildings.
THE MINE WORKERS' CONVENTION.
An Eight-Hoar Resolution Adopted, To
gether with a Flatform.
Colttmbcs, O., Feb. 13. The United
Mine Workers yesterday adopted resolu
tions expressing hearty approval of an
eight-hour day on and after the lstv of
May. This action makes astike certain
unless the demand is conceded by the op
erators. The adopted report of the commit
tee on resolutions asks the legislatures
of the various states to pass laws making
it obligatory that all coal bi paid for be
fore screening; asking for laws giving
greater safety to Pennsylvania miners; de
claring in favor of female suffrage:
against inferior oils being used for light
ing mines; in favor of a general suspen
sion of mining when there is a low de
mand for coal; calling upon the legisla
tures of all states, where there is not
now a law upon the statute, to pass a
measure requiring all operators owning
gaseous mines to employ a competent in
spector to examine the mine each morn
ing: expressing it as the sense of the con
vention that the rates in all competitive
districts should le such as to make the
cost of producing coal in all the same,
granting that all conditions are equal.
She Was Not in the Cast.
New Yor.K, Feb. 13. Sarah Bernhardt'
big Danish hound Myrtha made its firt
appearance on any stage Wednesday
night at the Garden theatre.tothegre.it
astonishment of the audience, who were
watching the first art of ''.La Tosca." It
stems that the actre-s keeps the dog in
Ler dressing room when she is at the t :ie
atre. She walked on the stage from the
prompt side and licked her mistres-'iiand.
The play came to a standstill instantly.
The actress took her by the c jliur uu.i K-d
him off. Then she came back and Jinishei
The HrititU Imperial Zollverein.
LONDON, Feb. 13. Lord Dunraveu has
undertaken the championship in the house
of lords of the scheme for an imperial
zo'.lverein or customs union, to take in the
whole British empire. The plan meets
with more favor among the Conservatives
than among the Lilterals, and it is quite
possible that the former may conclude to
play it as a card to win at the next elec
tion by holding it forth to the working
classes as a compensation for the looses
caused by the McKinley bilL
That Gold Fever Collapse.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 13. The
gold excitement at Florissant seems des
tined to die a violent death. Some of the
ore taken from C'apt. Hensley's shaft was
brought to this city for testing Wednes
day. Professor William Striby, of the
Colorado college, professor of chemistry
and metallurgy, after a careful test pro
nounced the metal to be copper, with per
haps an infinitesimal trace of gold, per
haps 50 cents worth, to the ton.
Dillon and O'Brien Arrested.
LONDOX, Feb. 11 Dillon and O'Brien
landed at Folkestone yesterday from
France, and were immediately arrested by
police. They will be taken to Ireland to
serve ftbe sentence of six months pro
nounced against them last year for un
lawful agitation of the home rule ques
A bill was passed by the senate Thurs
day establishing a port of delivery at Des
Republican Leaders Keep His
M'KINLLY'S SPEECH AT TOLEDO.
Remarks in Reply to the Cleveland Ad
dress at the Thurman Banquet A Dis
quisition on "Cheapness" Hannibal
Hamlin the Veteran Guest of Honor at
a New York Feast A Plea to Make the
Day National Holiday Banquet at
Toledo, O.. Feb. 13. The Ohio Repub
lican leaj: ue celebrated Lincoln's birthday
last nigtt with a banquet in Memorial
Lall. The hall was beautifully and artist
ically dex)rated. Among the speakers
were Hoi. James M. Ashley, who gave
many rer nniscences of his personal inter
course with Lincoln; Hon. Robert P. Por
ter, Hon. Bellamy Storer, and Hon. Will
iam McKinley, who spoke on "An Ameri
can Tariff for American People." As this
speech was a reply to that of ex-President
Cleveland at the Thurmau banquet, it ex
cited the most interest.
Well to Vnderstand Each Other.
McKinley, after the usual complimen
tary allusions, said: "It is worth some
thing in 1 he discussion of economic ques
tions to lave an avowal from our political
opponent of the real meaning and effect
o: their economic theories. It is always
well in political controversy to understand
one anotl er. It was, therefore, gratifying
to the friends of protection to have that
eminent Democratic leader from the state
of New York make open confession of the
purposes which he and his party associ
ates aim to accomplish by a free trade
tariff. Assigned to respond to the inspirit
ing sentiueut, 'Amtncan Citizenship,'
he made 'cheapness' the theme of his dis
course, aiid counted it among the highest
aspirations of American life.
A CritieUra of Cheapness.
dlisaviwal is only that which protec
tionists have always claimed to bs the in
evitable tendency of his tariff policy,
which exalts cheap goods from abroad
above goi d wages at home. The tariff re
former giavely asks why we want manu
facturing establishments in the United
States when we can buy our goods in
other countries as cheap as we can manu
facture them at home, if not cheaper.
Why maintain defensive tariff at all
Why not permit foreign goods to come
unfettere 1 b v any custom house re
straints? The best answer, the conclusive
one, is written in our own experience un
der the la-t free trade tariff regime of the
Democraiic partv, when cheap foreign
goods, invited by the low tariff of that
period, destroyed our manufactories.
checked ( or mining, suspended our public
works an I private enterprises, sent our
workingrien from work to idleness.
Something More ior Americans.
fcThere must be something more for
the American citizen than cheap clothes.
lne rartaers' products must bring him
fair returns for his toil and investment.
The wotkingman's wages must be gov
erned by his work and worth, and not by
what he can barely live upon. He must
have wages that bring hope and heart and
ambition, which give promise of a future
brighter and better than the past; which
shall promote his comfort and independ
ence. This was what Lincoln and Gar
field taught. These were the principles
with which they inspired the people. It
was not t he coats they wore, but the great
ideas th-?y stood for, which the people
loved and still love. The great emancipa
tor illustrated his aversion to cheap men
when be made them free and gave them
their own earnings and labor, and the be
loved Ga-field showed his sympathy with
God's poor men when he voted to make
Ma j. McKinley closed with a criticism
of Cleveland's stand on monty questions,
declaring that he wanted dear money and
cheap everything else, including work
COMMEMORATED IN GOTHAM.
Hannibal Hamlin Makes the Speech of
NEW York. Feb. 13. The firth annual
dinner of the Republican club commemor
ative of the Sd anniverary of the birth of
Abraham Lincoln, was held at Delmoni
co's last night. The speech of the evening
v as that of Hannibal Hamlin to the sec
ond toitt, "The Surviving Standard-
Bearer of lsfiO." He received an enthusi
astic reception. He said became to do hom
age to oi e of the greatest men the world
had ever known. Leaving his
home at the hazard of Lis
health, he came to pay tribute
tj Abraham Lincoln. He was not an edu
cated bir a learned man. The world was
the school from which he graduated his
professors, the men he met and from whom
he learn 'd his humanity. The speaker,
continuing, said: -I am young in Repub
Uranism, though clJ in years, but 1 am
grieved i-t the action of some of our con
gressmen. They cast a shadow over my
later days. I am grieved at the dishonesty
and degradation of some of our senators.-
Want It Made National,
lie urf:ed that Lincoln's birthday be
made a national holiday. In a low voice he
conclude 1: "Remember, 1 can see the boys
in blue as they march in their solitary
beats in the eternal camping ground, and
I can bet r their voices telling us to do by
Lincoln us they would do had God changed
in His inscrutable wisdom our relative
Congressman Mason, of Illinois, who
sat next to Mr. Hamlin, said that he and
Senator Higgins, of Delaware, who was
also present, had decided to at once intro
duce a b 11 in congress making Lincoln's
birtkdaj a national holiday.
Obserranre at Chicago.
CHiCAtKj, Feb. 13. Ti e principal ob
servance of Lincoln's birthday was that
of the Marquette club. Here a banquet
was given and the speaker of the evening
was Warner Miller, ot New York, who
paid an eloquent tribute to the private
character and public services of the mar
tyr presi lent. Letters of regret were read
from Pn-sident Harrison, ice President
Morton, and other distinguished men.
Memorial services were held in Music
Senator lirice Has Nothing to Say.
CINCI5 SATI, Feb. 13. Senator-elect
Brice arrived here Wednesday night and
went dirsct to the Queen City club, where
he remained all night He had nothing
to say alout the stories that he was about
to "gather in" the Monon, or had already
done so, and he did not seem particularly
interested when the conversation drifted
into national politics.
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