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TILE A KG US. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 191.
WITH SILENT POMP
Nation's Dead Hero Is
Borne to the Tomb.
LAST HONORS TO GEN. SHERMAN.
Thousands of His Comrades Swell
the Splendid Pageantry
HI. CoDotrrmcii of Every Walk in Life
Join the Throng That Follow. Him to
Hi. Window less Palace of Beat An
Imposing Demonstration Fitly Ex
presses the Nation's Grief and Close,
the Record ot a Country's Defender
Affecting: Incidents or the Occasion
The Bugle's linal Bequlein.
St. Locis,' Mo., Feb. 23. The train
which bore the body of. Gen. Sherman to
this city arrived here at 8:43 a. m. Satur
day. The last eight hours of the run were
marked by the 9auie exhibitions of grief
given expression by the wayside as had
been the feature of the whole journey.
Terre Haute, Ind., was not reached until
1 a. m., but at that hour there were some
hundreds of Yeterans and citizens on the
station platform, a minute gun thunder
ing its farewell to the old soldier, and
with uncovered heads the waiting crowd
passed through the funeral car. A long
wait took place here in order that the
train might get into St. Louis well after
sun-up. Then the iron horse was got in
motion again an 1 pluuged through th
darkness, drawing its preciou freight to
the place where it should be placed in the
bosom of mother earth.
Scene. In the Gray Dawn.
On across the rushing Wabash into the
wide prairies of Illinois went the train; oa
past slumbering villages; on past farm
houses where the sleeping occupants
knew not that death's latest great victim
was at their doors for an instant; on
through wood and field until overtaken
by the dawn, when the watcher by
the casket, who alone was awake
of the passengers saw in the dim
light a gaunt figure start from a
cabin by the roadside, hasten to the track
and present arms an old army musket.
The next instant there was a flash and a
report, and one of Sherman's comrades
had done what he could to show his grief
at the nation's bereavement. Further
on, when the hastening dawn made ob
jects still more visible, a figure on horse
back was descried galloping toward the
railway line. On arriving he halted, and
as the train ilashed by the slouch hat came
off the grizzled head and the solitary
horseman remained uncovered until the
train had pased away and plunged into
the still present but vanishing gloom.
Arrival at St. Louis.
On and on, past towns where the citi
sens were gathered on the platforms, un
covered, while the veterans formed in line
and presented arms; on like the wind went
the train, and at last the broad Mississippi
burst into view and the journey was nearly
over. A short stop at East St. Louis,
where two draped locomotives were
coupled to the train, and then as it was
suspended in mid-air on Eads' great tri
umph, the four members of Kansom
post took the places of those who had here
tofore guarded the casket, and in a mo
ment the tra.n was at its destination, the
station at Si. Louis, and those on board
witnessed a sight that showed that his
old home would not be lacking honor to
the great military leader.
An Ocean of Humanity.
As far as the eye could see in all direc
tions surged an ocean of people. In silent
grief they looked at the car which bore
the revered dust, and waited for the mov
ing of the last great pageant in which
the hero of the march to the sea would be
the central figure Meanwhile the differ
ent bodies of troop, veterans and citi
zens were taking their places ready to
Bwing into line. The blare of the trumpet
and the tread of bests sounded on all
Bides. Twelfth street to Washington ae
nue was black with people, the center of
the street being kept clear for the move
ment of the column. At 10:40 the casket,
covered by the flua its occupant loved so
well, was transferred from the funeral car
to a caisson, aud proceeded to its place in
the line, and at 11:2) Gen. Merntt, the
chief marshal, gave the order to move.
THE ORDER OF MARCH.
How the Procession Was Made Up and
Incidents Along the Line.
In the following order, and to the music
of dirges played by a large number of
bands, the column moved to the Calvary
First Division. Brevet Brig. Gen. James W.For-
sythe, L'. 8.A., Colonel Commanding.
Military Escort, Ransom Post Ml, Department
of Aliswouri, G. A. K.
Remains, Charger with Accoutrements, and
Family of the Deceased.
Members of the Cabinet.
Member of Congress.
Members of the United States Supreme Court.
Other Officers of the National and
Maj. Gen. Schoneld.
Members of Ewort from New York.
Second Division. Maj. Henry L. Merrill, Com
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the
United States and Army Societies
Third Division. Maj. George Rassieur, Com
Posts of the G. A. R.
Camps of the Sons of Veterans, Kindred Or
Fourth Division The Hon. D. It. Francis, Gov
ernor of Missouri, Commanding.
The National Guard and All Armed Military
Organizations, Preceding the Gov
ernors of States.
Legislature of Missouri in Carriages.
Fifth Division Maj. Charles L. Rainwater,
rCi vie Societies and Organizations (Marching).
. Sixth Division Clark H. Sampson, Com
manding. General Committee of Arrangements and Ob
School Board of City of St. Louis.
Members of the Press.
Citizens and Societies.
f. All Organizations and Persons Not Marching.
The Gallant Seventh Cavalry.
. For two miles on Pioe street and one
-.11. f!mnfl MVAnilA tliM nftrtjkara aaaA
through dense throng of people. So
great was the crash that it was found al
mmt imnoasible to keeD the streets suffi
ciently cUer to allow the milifcarv ,o nam
One division which attracted much atten
tion was the first, composed of the famous
Seventh cavalry, under CoL Forsythe, and
the artillery and infantry of the regular
army. The flutter of the gay red and
white swallow tailed guidons and the
flash of the swords and yellow cap?s of
the troopers as they wheeled into Pine
street in double columns of companies,
every horse keeping alignment and proper
distance, would have called forth thun
dering applause ou an occasion less sol
emn. An Impressive Spectacle.
The bugle corps of the Seventh cavalry
led the procession, being preceded by a
platoon of mounted police, who cleared
the way. The regulars were impressive.
In equipment, accoutrement and appear
ance they looked the soldier all over. Gen.
Merritt, grand marshal of the procession,
and his aides, some twenty officers of the
regular army, rode at the head of Custer's
cavalry. They wore side arms, heavily
bound in black. The thinned ranks of
companies B and K of the oavalry showed
the havoc at Wounded Knee, but the six
troops showed 400 men in line. The artil
lery and infantry passed quickly in view,
and then came the caisson upou which
rested the body of Gen. Sherman.
The Casket and Its Guard.
It was draped iu black and relieved with
the stars and stripes. Round about the
casket was wrapped an Americau flag, the
folds completely hiding it from view. The
sword and chapeau of tie general rested
on the casket, while just behind the cais
son walked a beautiful horse fully
equipped iu the panoply of war, with cav
alry boots reversed iu the stirrups. At
many points on the line of march the
casket was showered with flowers. The
caisson was drawn by four black horses
and was surrounded by the guard of
honor, Hansom post, G. A. R.. of this citv,
and the survivors of the Thirteenth regi
ment, U. S. V., Sherman's original regi
ment. Sergt. Pat Carmody, of this citv,
had command of the survivors of Sher
man's regiment. There were twenty-four
of them aud they formed a square ou each
side and in front and rear of the caisson.
Among the twenty-four there were thir
teen who had followed the general through
all his campaigns. These were a speciai
body guard, and each had a ribbon indi
cating the fact. They were: W. II. Keat
ing, Falls City, N"eb.; Patrick Heaiy, Rock
Island Arsenal, Ills.; L H. Condit, Illi
nois; James Kephart, Webster City, la.;
Joseph Ilorr, Dubuque, la.; Richard II.
Willis, of St. Louis; Henry Hase, Milwau
kee; II. T. Sterling, Chicago: Francis A.
Karscb, inspector of customs, St. Paul,
Minn.; State Treasurer Bobletter, .-t.
Paul, Minn.; Y. W. II. Davenport, Chi
cago; Rev. Daniel Ryan. Irvingtou. Ind.;
Usury W. Harris, St. Louis; Harry J. Sun
uerville, of Cobden, Ills.
Others in the Line.
It looked like the line was without eud.
The Grand Army was out in force. Posts
were present from all the neighboring
stttes. Illinois being well represented, Gov
ernor Filer riding at the head. A body
of men who attracted much atteution was
the Southern Historical society, composed
of ex-Confederates, many of whom had
stood in serried ranks at Mission Ridge,
and on other battlefields where Sherman
had led the nation's soldiers. After the
military and veterans had passed came
the state militia, Missouri furnishing the
bulk of the soldiers; then the state officers
judiciary and others the legislature of
Missouri, and the column was closed with
civic organizations, citizens, and others in
cirriages. It was. in spite of its solemnity,
an inspiring sight, and was watched by
tens of thousands from sidewalk, balcony,
window and housetop.
A Break in the P roression.
There was only one break in the proces
sion, but that was a bad one, and came
near destroying the entire effectiveness of
the affair. It had originally been arraur-u
that the Gi -nd Army contingent should
f ill out of the procession proper at Grand
and Easton avenues and form in double
lines at the intersections in order that the
caisson should pass between them and af
ford them an opportunity of bidding fare
well to the remains of their old comman
der. Some officious military intermeddler,
however, took it into his bead at the last
moment to order the veterans to disb:
at Grand avenue and Pine street, nearly
one mile nearer the center of the city. The
result was a hiatus of over six blocks in
the continuity of the parade. Th:s is
resented by the veterans with language
that was pretty vigorous in some cases,
and some of them refused to obey the
An Old Negro's Grief.
Many affecting scenes were witnessed
as the division with the caisson passed by.
At one point on Grand avenue an old col
ored man went down on his knees with
a Grand Array badge on his breast, as the
caisson came abreast, and with tears
streaming down his wrinkled cheeks,
raised his bands over his head in the atti
tude of prayer. At the corner of Wash -ington
avenue a group of veterans rever
entially uncovered their heads, and said
"Good-bye" in unison as the caisson passed
out of sight.
The Old Warrior's Favorite Walk.
Profound silence prevailed as the cnis
son passed from block to block. Men
bared their heads to the biting wind, and
many an oi l veteran was not ashamed to
let the tears course each other down his
cheeks. Particularly were the manifesta
tions of grief apparent on Grand avenue,
the favorite promenading ground of Gen.
Sherman when he resided in this city, and
to nearly every resident of which, aud
especially to theIittle boys and girls for
whom he always had a pat on the heid
and a kind word and a smile, he was per
sonally known. One could not help con
trasting the sad scene of Saturday with
that witnessed on the same avenue one
afternoon during the national Grand
Army encampment of 1SSS, when the gen
eral, who had been visiting friends, was
the center of a gambolling crowd of little
tots. Some of them doubtless looked
down from their windows with tear
stained faces as all that was mortal of
iheir friend passed by.
AT CALVARY CEMETERY.
the Dead Soldier's Son Performs the Had
Office of Burial.
It was eight miles from the railway sta
tion to the cemetery, and the head of the
column reached there about 2:30 p. m.,
while the rear of the column was still fall
ing into line back in the city. The grave
was lined inside with flags, and imme
diately around it were standing with
bowed heads the family and nearest
friends of the dead general, while outside
of this circle, extending away out into
the grounds was a throng that was almost
erantless. Father Thomas E. Sherman
retired to the shelter of an adjacent tomb
Just within the circle of blue-coated sol
tiers, who held the crowd in check, fie
hurriedly donned his priestly vestments
And, prayer-book in hand, returned to the
bead of t e grave.
Last Ti'ords Spoken Over the Dead.
Wheu t hs bearers placed the casket on
the supports above the grave the bugles
blew a solemn call, and the band played
the first few bars of Pleyel's hymn. As
the sound died away Father Sherman re
moved hi hat, and opening his prayer
book be.an the service of the Roman
Catholic church in Latin and English over
the remains of his distinguished father.
When thi services began the battalion of
infantry utood at present arms facing the
little group about the grave. In the
midst of the services a hoarse, low voice
gave the command: "Carry arms! Order,
arms," in quick succession, and the sharp
click of the musket barrel and the ring of
the butt ils it struck the ground gave sin
gulurly impressive accentuation to the sol
emn worcs of the youug priest. The serv
ice was tl e full one of the Roman Cath
olic church for the burial of a layman.
The Kattle of the Clod.
As the last words were being utterel
the bearers removed from the cover of the
casket the beautiful flag with which it
was drap d when it left New York, and
covered the box iu which it rested. Six
of the undertaker's assistauts seized the.
straps, removed the supports from the
oaken casj and quickly lowered it into the
open grave. Then two of them sprang to
the top of the pile of earth which stood at
the side of the grave, vt hile the others at
tacked it from the bottom, and with long
handled shades they quickly filled in the
earth above the coffiu. Father Sherman
had retired to remove his vestments. Re
turning, lie placed his arm about his
older sistr, who was much overcome by
her grief, and offered words of encourage
ment and solace to her. The members of
the family stool by the grave until it bad
been completely filled.
Tlie Soldier' Lat Volley.
Then ex-Fresidt-nt Hayes and Gen. Scho
field came over to Mr. Fitch and young
Mr. Sherman, and at their suggestion the
family retired to the carriages which
stood iu waiting for them. "Clear that
space beyond the grave," cried Gen. For
sythe. Tie crowd cleared a space just
beyond th i grave and directly opposi e
the liuetf infantry. Quick and sharp
came the commands, as quickly obeyed:
"Load! Fire by b.itallion ready!" "Aim."
"Fire." There was a rattle of musketry,
and as a cloud of smoke rolled over the
new niad- grave, again the command
c une: "Load!"' Another volley was fired
aud another. Sharp on the echoes of the
last came the heavy explosion of cannon
at a distance. A triple cannon salute was
The Itngle'a Farewell.
Then a solitary bucler mounted the lit
tle mound and standing at the foot of the
grate blew u mournful, solemn call,
"Taps, ligl ts out." As the final note died
slowly aw.iy the mourners turned their
faces from the grave. The crowd began
quickly to disperse. A guard of infantry,
six men, ws detailed to watch the grave
and then orders were given to the troops
to take up the march to quarter. The
Sherman family and most of those who
had accompanied them from New York
were takei directly back to the train,
which stoo 1 in the Union station ready
for departnre. It was not 4 o'clock when
they reached their private car, into which
they immediately retired.
The Sad Homeward Journey Itecun.
Thefunerpl train left the Union sta
tiou nt 8 o'clock Saturday uight. It will
run through to New York over the Penn
sylvania railroad on slow schedule, but
makiug only the necessary stops. All of
the members of the family. Secretaries
Rusk and Noble, Assistant Secretary
Grant, fiei., Scholield, Gn. Howard, and
all of the distinguished members of the
party returned with it.
ANOTHER BASE BALL WAR.
The Association Ghont Dance Incites the
Le:it;ue to a Desire for Scalp.
Chicago, Feb. 23. The National base
ball board, called together by the rebellion
of the Americau association leaders, con
vened at the Auditorium hotel Saturday
afternoon. There were present President
A. W. Thurnian, L. C. Krauthoff, Col.
John I Rogers, and Secretary N. E. Young.
As a result f the board's two hours de
liberations the American association was
practically expelled from enjoyment of the
benefits to be derived from the national
1 barman Vindicated.
Allen W. Thurnian was vindicated in
his position toward the seceding organi
zation, and unanimously re-elected chair
man. All association players were de
clared free to jump their contracts and
sign with National agreement clubs, hav
ing been r-lea.d from reservation and
their contracts annulled, and all members
of the League and Western association
were barreci from playing games with any
of the "guerilla" clubs, or any team which
had played with such dlubs.
Invading the Enemy's Country.
It is altogether likely, according to
statements of representatives of the
League, that a new American association
with all possible protection will le
formed. Four cities have already made
application to become members. Two
reprts-ntatives of the Chicago League club
leit Saturday night for Cincinnati, pre
sumably for the purpose of signing play
ers aud beginning the war in the Associa
A GENERAL STRIKE PREDICTED.
One That Will Work Incalculable Loss to
New York, Feb. 23. The Times' Pitts
burg dispatch says the general grievance
committee of the Pennsylvania system
held a conference with Chiefs Sargeact,
Arthur and Clark, representing the En
gineers', Fimmeu's, and Conductors' broth
erhoods Saturday. Nothing definite is
given as thu result of the meeting, but
well-informed railroad men predict a gen
eral strike ulong the Pennsylvania sys
within a few dnvs.
'Twi'S a Watery Romance.
Park ersd CRG, W. Va., Feb. 23. The
report that Riverside, a populous suburb
of this city, was Bwept away is entire
ly false. Tte suburb has not less than
1,000 people and every house is in the
water, but t le houses and the people are
safe and well cared for.
Death of a Well-Kuown Publisher.
Orange, N. J., Feb. 23. John Wiley,
one of the best known and oldest publish
ers in the Uiited States, died Saturday
night from heart disease. Mr. Wiley was
the founder of the publishing house of
John Wiley .fc Sons, of New York.
Still Making War on the Sugar Trust.
New York, Feb. 23. Judge Cullen, in
the supreme court Saturday, granted an
order requiri ag the five corporations of
this state cot net-ted with the sugar trust
to show ca'us) on May 16 why they should
not be dissolved. ,
We have just
We invite everybody
( Pocket Cutlery
We Lave Table flntle rv
( Kitchen Cutlery
Many useful articles for the
Full line of mechanics' tools
J. M. DEAKDSLEY,
TTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
t V worthy, 17S6 Second Avenue.
JACKSOS tc HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offlce in Rock Itland
National Bans Bnildicg. Rock Island. 111.
k. n. svntzsrr. c. l. walkib.
FEXEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Omce In Bengyton's block. Rock Inland. IU.
McEXIRY & McEMRr,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell & Lynde. bankers, offloe in Poetomce block.
THE It HI T A Runs
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a mwi niana. rive cenu Der con v.
DBS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERSA
rr college, Veternary Phyateiana and Surgeon.
Office i Tlndall'f LlTery stable: Residence: Orer
Astera Bakery, market square.
WM, 0. KULPi D. D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Booms SS, IT, 28 and ,
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III II II I
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
in al! stvles
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xraas present.
and builders' hardware.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Av-oue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
f8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
Choice Family Groceries
Cot. Third Teoo and Tweotj-2nt &u, Ro:k Wind
PS5Ucitea?k f roCri" that "SI old at lowest Urlrf price. A stare of pahUc
Has leafed the DsTenport Coal Xiae oed has foal for sale etthe Sfeet Oar bare. Ale Kat
and Mack for sale at Tenth avenue and EierMtk street. Bock U'aa-
our new stock of
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1823 Second avenue.
Rock Island, 111