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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OOTOBEIiS, 1892,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Tuesday October 25 1892
THE EXP HAS COME.
Supreme Bereavement of the
HIS GENTLE WIFE ASLEEP IN DEATH
With the Tide" to Awake
the Morning of
As the Babe Sinks Into Slumber, So th
White Houm SnfTrrer find Relief from
rain Mil Iay Down the Burden Kee
orI of the Vigil or the Last Tay A
Weary Wateh for the Sorrowing Hus
band The Seeae at the End Biographi
cal Sketch of the Itrrnuod From a Cot
tage to the Kxeratite Munition.
Washington, Oct. 25. The struggle, the
weary and anxious watching, the hopes
and fears, that hare been the daily inci
dents of the White Hoti.se since the presi
dent's wife was bro ight home from Ioon
Lake, are over. The end has come and
Caroline Scott-lIarri.Hon devoted wife,
M1. BF.NJAMTM HARRISCV.
faithful mother has gone down into the
dark valley. The end canie this morning
at 1:40 o'clock. For hours it had been
awaited. At midnight she was slowly
inkins, her respiration having fallen to 12
per minute and her awakeninjjs from
letharinc slwp were at grRter inf-rvalsand
for briefer periods. The president had at that
time been seven and one-half hours in an
ttnbroken stretch at her sid At 12:45 Dr.
Bardner said he did not think the sufferer
would live more than half an hour.
The Summons to Ret.
At 1:30 a. m. the respiration had fallen
to 8 per minnte. From 1 a. m. in fac t Mrs.
Harrison was to all intents a corpse. Her
death was as peaceful as a child in sweet
repose. President Harrison was at the
ritrht side of his wife in a reel in irm posi
tion from 1 o'clock, when T)r. Gardner
notified the family that the end was close
it hand. In this position he remained
until 1:40. when life was thought to be ex
tinct., and Lieutenant Parker, who was at
the bedside, called in Dr. Gardner and the
xperienced eye of the physician soon de
tected that Mrs. Harrison was no more.
The president gave way to an almost aud
ible outburst of grief, but soon suppressed
bis emotion and endeavored to console
Kirs. McKee, his daughter.
Funeral at Indianapolis.
All the members of the family remained
In the room probably ten or fifteen minutes
after the death, and then, overcome by
grief, they repair! to their respective
rooms and were alone in theirgreat sorrow.
The first intelligence of Mrs. Harrison's
death was communicated to the newspaper
rt presentatfves, grouped in a mom as
signed to the clerical force of the executive
Biansion, by Mr. Montgomery, an employe,
Mrs. Harrison will fe buried Thursday
morning in Crown Hill cemetery, Indian
apolis. Private services will be held in
the 'White House tomorrow morning.
STORY OF A WELL SPENT LIFE.
A. Gracious I.r1t Who Filled All Positions
Well and Kiglitly.
What changw are wrought in a half
entury! In that time the boy may be born,
grow into manhood, and Is-come the pres
ident of the United Ktates. The highest
station to which it is possible for a woman
to attain in politico-social life in this coun
try 's that of wife of the chief executive of
the nation. Jiut twenty-three women have
enjoyed this proud dist inction. The last of
these was Mrs. Itenjamin ITarrisnn, who
has just passed away. She was the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Witherspoon
Scott and was married to President Harri
son at Oxford, O., Oct. 20, 1ST.3. The pros
pects in life for the couple were not bright,
as the world goes, hut the young people
were full of hope. Their united fortunes in
love niadu them contented, and with happy
hearts and willing hands they crossed the
threshold of life's duties together.
The Removal to Indianapolis.
Their honeymoon was passed under the
paternal roof at Xorth IVnd, below Cincin
nati. The estate impinged upon the
boundary line of Indiana. In the follow
ing March the young couple went to In
dianapolis, the wife to lay the foundation
and make a home, and the husband to
build up a career. In addition to the care
bestowed upon her education the young
wife was trained in household duties. The
Oxford seminary Uiardiug house, which
accommodated about thirty young ladies,
was managed by . Mrs. Scott, who was as
sisted by her daughter. Carrie iScott in
those days was a bright, vivneions, witty
8irl, very pretty, with speaking eyes and
good 'figure. .' " "
t'.rAn in a Small Capital.
She was greatly admired by the students,
I - - - i , . . ; t
uui not uie vtjum Maun i ii t-Litr w
: "Hen," as sh." always airi-ctioiiately called
i him. The cash capital at the command of
Benjamin Harrison when he began mar
' ried life and the practice, of his profession
w;isx!0. Mr. and Mrs. H irrison began
their uoiuesiic n-.poiiMi;iis ie iu rooms in
au Indianapolis Ujardin house. Iu the
summer of 1VV4 Mrs. Harriou paid a vUie
: to her parents ar the old home at Oxford.
, and there, on Aug. 12. Kussell Harrison,
their oldest child, wa-i Ismi. After this
event in t!:e f.tmlly circle, the youii
mother hiving returns! in the autumn to
! Indianapol:-. t li i- proud hustvind n oted a
small hous.- and l iMti iilv in ea: ne-l, his
faithful aud iuiiu.lrious wife doing her
own housework iu cottage of three
i " Advance iu Fame and Practice.
' The stead g.tins in lame, practice and
pecuniary rvwm-.N in two years found
Urn Harriso:1 fit aiding over a larger and
Bioiv pivtent us house. Here their second
and last chiii, Mary Scoit Harrison, was
born. In 11 General Harrison entered
the senate of the United States, and Mrs
Harrison hm-nme a member of that dis
tinutiishel circle, the wives of the senators.
In her Washington resilience of six years
Mrs. Harrison extendei her sphere of use
fulness. He name wrs associated with
noble charities and church work. The
Garfield hospital owes ii.s success in a large
d'srree to her active interest as one of ivn
At the Pinnacle of Ambition.
Mrs. Henjamin Harrison posesied great
tact, awl it is std that this admirable qnal
:y contributed not a little to the election
' of her hurshaid to the presidency in lsxs.
Wh,i' a marvelous transition ! March.
j 1V.14, Mr. and Mrs. Itenjamin Harrison, set
tled down at Indianapolis to a life of toil
and possibilities. March. 10, President
! and Mr-. Bi'iijtmm Harrison at Wash in g-
ton entered upon the administrative duties
and ceremonial and social enjoyments of
supreme rank by the voice of the people.
; During the intcrvening)eriol of thirty-rive
years the tireer of Henjamin Harrison hsd
: leen ore of crowinjz honors, and his
esrimabb- wife had k-pt pace with him in
every sphere and l;1oi ifusl his domestic ard
' ck ial surroundings by her gifts of mind,
; purity of h -art. aniialility of manners and
' works of tx-nevolence.
j Her KeiCn at the White House.
j Mrs. Harrison's reign as the mistress of
. the White Mouse was an eminently satis
' factory one. In the mutter of invitations
, utter impartiality was a!aj"s her rule.
Political affiliations cut no fiirire. Mrs.
IIarHn maint.n'rufl and her views were
cordially vl;ilr(i by tin- provident that the
White IFoi:- vhoiild 1m the o-ial eriter
of the official world. n-t merely of the Re
publican spl;ere. Kvery one was rc-eived
v:i )i tfie same unvarying weh-ome civen to
those '."kn came N-fore and n ft -r. Priva'e
citizens found that tf:ere was room for
tTtem .is wi-ll as for polit :ri;ins. ofTicebnMt rs
r.fd persons of ratik. Indeed the h-syital?tv
of the '- -c:i: ive rmirisi'in was -t ndi ii t
every r.iv without recml to rank. weaTth
or belief, political or private.
Not nr OMriisivc Vl'oman.
I Mrs. Harrison's personality was in no
fj-n" obtrusive. She had an innati' modec
tv alKiut pruclajrning her personality fe
for sfra ni.'er. which mi'M well teeTi!i
lattsl by many p-- .pie hoi iiiur fir less e
r.Itl positions ln-i'orc the worlil .-'nd in so
ciety. She did not like to Is- copied or
m: le the "trlass of fashion." and would
change t he st vie of her hair or costume as
soon as she noticed that others were ooinc
as she did because she did it. She never
affected a peculiar style either of dress or
coiffure, a'ni those who tried to copy were
Her Personal Appearance,
Tn appearance Mrs. Harrison was a type
of matronly beauty. In figure she showed j
the generosity of nature In a well-rounded
form and in mind nature's equal benefi- i
cence, expanded by training In the acquire- j
ments of a liberal education, drawn from
the broadest opportunities. A lavish j
growth of hair. Silvered with the threads !
of over half a century of life and floating j
in curly waves over a well-shape head, t
ending in a graceful coil, her regular fea- !
tun's and dark, expressive eyes formed a j
picture of ripened womanhood. She had a !
voice softened by the instincts of a gentle
nature and a gift of conversation which, i
while animated, was still thoughtful. j
iot Fond of Fuss aud Feathers. j
Mrs. Harrison was not fond of the fuss
and feathers of official life.but on the other
hand she never evaded the duties imposed j
tipon her by her husband's position. She ,
was an excellent cook, and even while at
the White nuse personally supervised the j
domestic arrangnmeuts.going to the length j
frequently of doing the market- '
ing hersi lf. She also had immediate I
charge of her grandchildren, the McKees, '
Mrs. Harrison was an excellent musician J
nnd performed very prettily on the piano. !
She also painted well on china and porce- j
lain, and many of her friends own und '
cherish specimens of the handiwork of :
Mrs. Harrison, the gentle, refined, amiable,
intelligent and sterling woman who has
gone to her final reward.
THE LAST DAY OF VIGIL.
auMt remain eo some ennsvana in sne evening
after the arrival of the train from Chicago
bearing the cabinet visitors to the World'
fair dedication Secretary and Mrs. Noble
and Secretary Tracy called. In nearly
every instance messages of love had sym
pathy were inscribed on the cards for the
president and Mrs. McKee. The coming
and the going of Dr. Gardner were watched
by a crowd o' newspaper people congregated
on the portico and they eagerly received the
physician's statement of the condition of
his patient at the close of each visit. Dr.
Gardner's response to inquiries were always
frank and full, concealing aud withholding
Couldn't Work Under the Shadow.
The house was closed to sight-seers and
tourists for the first time since the illness
of Mrs. Harrison began, and notwithstand
ing the widely published statements of her
critical condition there were nearly the
usual number of the visitors who applied
for admissio.i. The executive force of the
mansion gathered at their usual desks, but
no lalxir was done, beyond the receiving
and dispatching of telegrams. It was im
possible to do work under the shallow that
lay all the hue over the house. The force
remained after the usual hour for closing
and w ere joined in the evening by repre
sentatives of the press associations and sev
eral other newspaper men. The s-ene was
a reminder of that which occurred evei y
day and night during the long period when
l'resident Garfield lay wounded unto death.
President Harrison's Burden.
The president :pcnt the entire day at the
bedside of his sick wife. He did not enter
the otliee portion of the building. In the
morning during Uie hours when it seeuied
that death was imminent he stood over
the beiiside holding the hand of his strick
en spoiise.and breath by breath they fought
back the invader together and won a short
hour more uf earthly companionship. The
result of the long strain upon the president
b matter of serious concern to his friends,
b.t it is believed that he will be able to
endure it to the end with the same confl
detice aud trust that has made him such a
consoler to others in the hours of their
Kallied Once More for Life.
A few minutes ln-fore S p. in. Dr. Gard
ner made his fifth visit of the day to the
White House, and s that hail been the
probable hour fixed by him when a change
would o -cur his appearance was anxiously
awaited by the newspaper men gathenl
about the door. In the meanwhile it was
learned that for the third time in the course
f the day ha Mrs. Harrison overcome what
it seemed must be fatal nervous attai ks.
Most of the family were at the supper table
and were summoned thence to the sick
room. The patient, however, a-.tin rallied
and entered u)xn the sh-ep that follows ,
these incidents of the progress of the caw.
TWO FORMER ATTACKS REPULSED.
Probable Result of Rail
way Disasters. J
MISHAPS OF TWO WORK TRAINS.
A Bridge Gives Way on the Great North
ern and Plunges a umber of Workmen
Sixty Fee Seven Men Crashed to Death
and Fear Fatally Wounded Two Section
Hands Killed oa the St. Paul by Some
Spokaxb, Wash.. Oct. 25. News of a fa
tal accident on tl: ! line of construction of
the Great Northern road west of the Col
umbia river reached this city last night. A
large force of men were engaged laying
track acroas the false work of the second
bridge west of Columbia, when suddenly
and without warning the entire structure
gave way, dashing on the rocks sixty feet
below. The construction train with sev
eral car loads of rails and ties also went
down in the wreck crushing a number of
workmen out of all human semblance.
List of Dead and Woonded.
As near as can be learned the killed are:
Conductor John Leonard. John Johnson,
James A. Wright, Dan Walcott. Nels Nel
son, Joseph Brady. A. Olsen. The fatally
wound oil are: J. Millinore, Gus Nelson, J.
J. Campbell, J. IJnville. Several others
were severely injured, but will recover.
The wounded were taken to the hospital
at Wenatchee and are under medical treat
ment. Who are responsible or what caused
the accident cannot be ascertained.
The Family Twice ISefore Ilurine the Day
Sam moiled to the Sirk Koolll.
In the course of yesterday Mrs. Harrison
passed through two other a; tackst of the
same character as that noted in the fore
going. At S o'clock in the morning, white
the family were at breakfast, they were
summoned to the sick room, the patient
having given evidences of a return of the
nervous disorder. Dr. Gardner had warned
the family that a recurrence of these sfs-lls
would prolwihly prove fatal, owing to her
enfeebled condition. So they responded to
the summons under the impression that
the end was at hand. Hut the marvelous
vitality shown by the sufferer all through
her illness again asserted iUsclf aud she
again rallied from the attack.
The second Hasty Oatherlng.
At 9::0 a. m. another relapse occurred
aud again there was a hasty gathering in
-he chamber, hut once again she recovered
and emended from the dark valley into
which it seemed t hat she hail gone down
for final resi. From that hour until in the
evening there was no complication observ
able Iw-yond the gradual hut steady diminu
tion of vital force which marks the pro
gress of the disease. During yirsterday all
the members of the cabinet who are out of
the city were notified of the condition of
Mrs. Harrison, anil it is ppoliable that by
this time they are all en route to the cap
ital. The Hour of Death Conic Slowly.
At 11:30 last niyht Dr. Gardner said to
Mr. llalford that, if Mrs. Harrison pased
the midnight hour fche would in nil prolia
bility live until 4 o'clock in the morning.
The. atient"s respiration was then scant
1C to the minute. L'ntil it decrea.sed to 10
a minute Dr. Gardner said there was no
immediate danger of collapse. In the
course of the'disease. he said. Mrs. Harri
son's respira: ion had lioen as high as 3 or
50 a minute for brief intervals. At present
small quantities of phleum formed in the
throat, but the air made it.s way through
wit h less difficulty than might 1- imagined.
Three Nmnna Attacks Daring the Day
Incidents of the Watch.
WAsniS'iTON, Oct. &5. The White House
all day yesterday and all last night was
the center of interest and inquiry in Wash
ington. From dawn there was a steady
stream of callers who left their cards after
making inquiries of Mrs. Harrison's condi
tion. Among those were Count and
Countess Sponnek, of the Danish legation
Hon. Mr. Herliert, English charge d'af
faires; Carol Ketteler, German charge;
Mr. Grimy Swedish minister; Mr. Struve,
Russian minister; Ugrditch Effendi Noris
hian, secretary Turkish legation; Dr. Gnz
man, Nicaraguan minister; Dr. C. C. TaveL
secretary Swiss legation; Senor and Dona
Mendonca, of the Brazilian legation;
Dr. and Senora Yrigoyen, of the
Peruvian legation, and a great number
of friends in social and official life.
They Watched Dr. Gardner.
' Attemey General Miller came over in the
afternoon from the. department of justice
Judce Itlodcett Kexign.
Chicago, Oct. . .ludge Hiodgctt, who
for twenty-two years has presided over the
United States district court, in this city,
last niuht confirmed the statement that his
resignation was in the hands of the presi
dent. His resignation was to take effect
the first Monday in December, he said.
One of the reasons for Judge Hlodgett's
retirement is the fact that his duties as
couusel for the Hehring sea commission
will compel him to lie alisent from the city
until a decision is reached by the arbitra
tors Put a liullet Into His Own Head.
CHICAGO, Oct. i". Martin T. Fox, of Des
Moines, la., who is visiting friends in this
city at the residence of Miss Isabelle Vie
ter, while in his room yesterday afternoon
fired a bullet into his head over the right
temple. A physician who was called
gave it as his opinion that Fox could not
recover. Fox's friends cannot account for
his attempt upon his owa life.
THERE WAS SOME BLUNDER.
And the KeHiilt Is the Death of Two Per
sons Others Badly Hurt.
Milwaukee, Oct. 25. A disastrous rail
road wreck occurred on the Milwaukee
and Northern branch of the St. Paul rail
road near Plymouth, sixty miles north of
this city, at 10:55 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, resulting in the death of two men and
the injuring of half a dozen more, some of
whom are likely to die. The dead are
Thomas Fitzgerald and Nick Rengle, sec
tion hands. The list of injured as far as
known is: Frank ISoweu, section foreman,
shoulder and wrist sprained; John Jacob,
badly cut about the face; William Peal,
four ribs crushed on right side, with ot her
internal injuries condition Berious; Chris
Idling, contusion of the shoulder.
The Collision Took Place, Anyhow.
The wrecked tra!n was a construction
train, and was backing down to Plymouth
from a gravel pit. A flagman was sent
back to flag No. 14 (freight.) coming south.
EiLher the flagman failed to perform his
duty or the signals were unobserved and
ttoin No. 14 ran into the working t Gain-
Trie police court case against Isbor Com
missioner Peek, of New York, has been
dismissed, while the case in the court of
sessions will not begin until Nov T.
J. Ol ford and Miss Zulia J. Devore, ef
Columbus, O., were married in Ashland
cemetery, Ky., at the side of her sister's
grave. Miss Devore was formerly a teach
er in the Ashland public schools.
The A'ronautic society of Kcrlin has de
cided that the gift of 50,000 marks made by
the Kraperor William shall be devoted to
the construction of a colossal balloon for
J Malcolm Forlxvu who owns the race
horse A Hon, offers ffi.OJO to nee a horse
trot a mile in two minutes, the money to
be divided between the owner and driver,
and the race to lie on a regulation track.
The offer is go! for five years, but
fctrauge to say he bars Nauey Hanks.
The Hamburg-American Packet com
pany will resume its stterage to the United
States Nov. S. Its steamer Gothia will
convey from Stettin a full complement of
steerage passengers. Russians, Poles and
Bohemians, however, will not be taken.
The municipal council of Paris has voted
a credit of 2,0U0,OnO f raucs to enable an
advance to be made iu the wages and
status of the city employes, such as street
sweepers, sew ermen, etc., whose wages are
under 5 francs per day.
It is reporUJ that a book keeper of the
Icutsche bank of licrl'n has been arrested
on the charge of emlK'i.ling 25,000.
Lord Houg'.itou, viceroy of Ireland, has
refused to receive an addiess which the
Irish Methodists wished to present to him.
He bases his refusal on the ground that the
address contains political references.
The new German military bill contem
plates a peai:c establishment for the army
of 4l2,tXi. The term of infantry service is
A collision occurred on the Reading rail
road at West Manayunk, Pa., which re-
suited in seven persons being killed and in
j fifteen others being injured. The dead are:
David S. Herr, of Harrisbnrg; Thomas
j Welsh, fireman; Jacob Kilrain, brakeman;
I W. Decker, Pott-stow n; Mis. I Smith,
I Phivnixvilie; Smith. Pottsville; news
boy on passenger tram all of Pennsyl
vania. Mrs. Nina Livingston, one of the first
white women born in Floyd county, Ind.,
died at her home in New Albany, aged S3
I'.ev. Minot J. Savace. of Boston, a rmm-
incnt Unitarian preacher, is in favor of an j
open Sunday at the orld s fair.
Hud Kitchey, a wealthy stock owner,
was assassinated near Soottsville, Ky. He
was driving nlong the road with his w-i:e
and baby when some one concealed behind
a tree sn.it him.
Margaret Hrannigan, a tVyear-old girl at
Chicago, jumped into a boiler full of hit
w ater and w as so badly scalded that she
F-x -Secretary ISlainehas written an article
w hich appears in the North American lie
view, in which he indorses Harrison's letter
of acceptance and shows himself in thorough
sympathy with the party purposes and
" Well! WeMn
That's the vraj you feel after one or
two of Dr. Pierce's Fleasant Pellets
Lave done their work. You feel
well, instead of bilious and consti
pated ; tout sick headache, dizzi
ness and indigestion are gone. It's
done mildly and easily, too. Xou
don't have to feel worse before you
feel better. That is the trouble
with the huge, old-fashioned pilL
These are email, sugar-coated, eas
iest to take. One little Pellet's a
laxative, three to four are cathartic.
They regulate and cleanse the liver,
etomach and bowels quickly, but
thoroughly. They're the cheapest
pill, eold by druggists, because you
only pay for the good you get.
They're guaranteed to give satis
faction, every time, or your money
is returned. That's the peculiar
Xlan all Dr. Pierce's medicines ar
Can you ask more?
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