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GENERAL SCHENCK DEAD.
Notd SoldUr, PolltlcUa ud Diplomat DUe ttaddanljr at Waahliirtoa-ekeU-. f Mle Ufa. 'Washiug'tow, March 24. General Rob rt Cumvnings Schenck, ex-Congressman, oldier and diplomat and leader in pub , 31c affairs a feneration or more affo, died . nat (Lre o'clock last evening of pneumo . oaU at bis residence on Massachusetts avenue, just off Thomas circle. It was siot until yesterday that it was known that he was seriously ill, but when his friends heard ot it, they prepared for the worst, because of his advanced aje, General Schenclc, had been ailing for bout two weeks, but attached very lit tle Importance to his complaint Last week he was oat calling with B. H. Warder, formerly of Ohio, but for several years a well-known resident of this city, and seemed in his usual health, save for a light bronchial cough. It was not un til Tuesday that it was thought neces Mary to call in a physician. Dr. H. C "Yarrow was sent for and found the Gen ral suffering from capillary bronchitis. Within twenty-four hours limited pneu monia of the right lung set in and later the left long also became involved and Dr. Yarrow called Or. O'Reilly into con volution. General Schenck was a familiar figure mt Republican gatherings in Washing ton from 1S75, when be came here to !., but be took no active part in pol ities. His life had been several times despaired of in the last decade, but his hardy constitution and strong will r pulled him through. Secretary Blaine was much attached to the General and Bent an affectionate raote to him Saturday when he heard of lis illness. In his book Mr. Blaine pays the dead man a warm compliment: -"Jib man in Congress during the pres rtmt generation," he says, "has rivalled General Schenck as a five minute de tbater. In the five minute discussion in Committee of the Whole he was an intel lectual marvel. The compactness and clearness of his statements, the facts mad. arguments which be could marshal to that brief time, were a constant sur- rise and delight to his hearers." BIOGRAPHICAL Bobert Camming Scbenck vu born In franklin, O., October 4. 1819. was graduated at Miami University In 1627 and remained as resident graduate and tutor lor three years longer, then studied law with Thomas Cor wln,was admitted to the bar and estab Stoned hlmeli In practice at Dayton, O. lie 'Was a member oi the Legislature In 1811-3, dtaptaylng practical knowledge and pungent wit In the debates, and was then elected as a Whig to Congress and thrice re-elected, serving from December 4. 184.1, till March 8, IKL lie was a memb rot Important commit 'tees ami during hi third term was the chair 4nan of that on roa s and canals, On March 11, 1851, he was commissioned as Minister t vBraslL In 1902. with John 6. 1'endl. ton, who -wan accredited to the Argentine Kepublic as - Charge d'Affalres, he arranged a treaty of friendship and rommercf with the Govern anentof that country and one tor the tret navigation of tne river La l'hita and Its ,reat tributaries. They alao negotiated 'treaties with the Governments of Uruguay ud Paraguay. He left Klo Janeiro on Octo- fcerS.lSVf, and after his return to Ouio en imaged In the railroad business. II offered Si is services to the Government when the civil war began and wat one of the flrsl Brigadier-G nerals appolntod by President Lincoln, bis commission besrlngthe date of Slay 17, 1831. Be was attached to the military department ot Wasuington and on June if snored forward by rallroa I with a regiment o dislodge the Confederates at Vienna, but was surprised by a masked battery and forced to retreat On meeting reinforce ents he changed front and the enemy re tired. Bis brigade formed part ot General Daniel Tyler's division at the first Bull Bus tattle and was on the point of crossing the atone bridge to make secure thi occupation of the plateau when the arrival of Confed erate reinforcements turned the tide of i&attte. Be next served In West Virginia tuder General WiUI4m B. Bosocrans and was ordered to the Shenandoah Valley with the force that wss sent to oppose General Thomas J. Juckson. Pushing forward by a forced march to the relief of General Robert U. MUroy he had a sharp and brilliant en STmsjesnent with the enemy at McDowell. At Cross Keys be led the Ohio troops in a ohsrgt ob tne rig'it anii maintained the ground thai St won until he was ordered to retire. Gen sural John C Fremont then Intrusted him with the comtuitnil of a division. At the seo and battle of Bull Bun be led the first divi sion ot General Franc Slgel's corps. Be was wounded In that action by a musket ball, wbl h shattered hi, right arm, Incapacltat tng him fur active service till December 18, XSSi, when he look command of the mlddls department tnd Eighth corps at Baltimore, baving been promoted Maj r-General on tiepteinoer 18. After performing eflectlv ervloe- In the Gettysburg e mpaign be re 'signed his commission on December . 1868, slat order to take his place In the Bouse ol Beprrsentailves In whloh be served ai sbairman ot the Committee on Military Af fairs. Be was re-elected In 1864 and was pt ed at the- bead ot the tame committee, wttere he procured the establishment ot the national Military an'i Navl Asylum. In its ,sm was president of the oar I of visitors to eSbe United states Military Academy and vu rM of the comm t ee of Congre-s on the . sletb of Preild-nt Lincoln, serving also oa the Con mlttee on Entrenchment In 1868 bf ttended the loyalists' oonventlon st Phlla slelphla and the soldiers' convention a! JTUtiburgh, JP. Be was re-elected to Con. ..jrreas in 1868 and m 1868, when his opponent was Clement L. Vallsndli gham, serving ai barman of the Committee of Way J and . Means and of th-Ordnance Committee. Oa December 1870, he received the appoint SBMmtot Minister to Gr at Britain. In 1871 bm was one f the "Alabama" Com mis Ion. , lie resigned bis post la J876 In eonseqnenos est the failure of the Xmma f liver Mine Com May, la wulch be had permitted himself tc Mehoeea a director and returned the prae itioe ot law In Washington. Soldiers' Bounty Bill. "TVASicarOTOX, March 24. Senator In -ls by request introduced a bill to give very soldier or sailor who served ninety C: 78 or longer la the late war a bounty f 50 a year for every year's service oi part of a year. If the soldier Is dead the money is to go, in the order named, co Ms widow, minor children, father or ncOker. In case a soldier or sailor was discharged for disability he is to be paid the bounty for the full term of his en ILctment Any soldier who served as s cmbsdttite for pay is excluded from ths acfltsof the bUl BURNING PRAIRIES. Destruotlve Prairie Fires la Kansas 8 took and Farm Products swept Away. Stockton, Kan., March 83. Rooks County has received a terrible baptism of fire. A man whose name is unknown started to burn some corn stalks, and from this started a prairie fire which has never been equalled in this section of the country for extent and amount of damage done. For thirty-six hours the fire raged without cessation, and swept from the southeast corner of the county to the ex treme northwest corner, burning every vestige of grass, hay and standing corn stalks from the face of the earth. A perfect gale of wind was blowing, sending clouds of sand and dust before it, which increased the seriousness of the calamity. Every thing in the path of the flames was swept away with the exception of a few farm houses, which were saved only by the united efforts of all the farmers of tho neighborhoods, who would assemble to fight the fire at stated points and then proceed to the next point of danger. The whole air was a mass of clouds of smoke and sand, and the work of fighting the fire was most uncomfortable. The first fire started Sunday morning from sparks from a defective stove pipe, which caught the dry grass, which at once blazed up like tinder and spread so rapidly that it was impossible to stop it until it had done an immense amount of damage. Hay, corn, outbuildings and some stock was destroyed. Moro than 1.500 tons of hay and many thousand bushels of corn and a large amount of other property has been destroyed and the total loss is placed at 812,000. IN SEDGWICK ASD KIXfiMAX. Wichita. Kan., March 25. Two sons ofW. C. Webster were burning some sunflowers on their father's farm in the western part of this county yestarday morning when fire caught in the grass and spread over about fifty sections, de stroying ten farm houses and buildings. The loss is estimated variously from $100,000 to 8-200,000. IX LIX-COLX COTSTY. Lincoln, Kan., March 25. A prairie fire started soutnwest of this city Sun day morning and burned over an im mense area of the county, destroying several farm houses and burning a large amount of farm machinery, live-stock and corn In cribs. Another fire was started west of this city and rapidly spread before the wind to tho westward and destroyed a large amount of live-stock and other farm property. The grass is very dry and burns like tinder. ALGER AT CONCORDIA. The Grand Army Commander Attends the Concordia Camp Fire. Concoudia, Kan., March 25. Fully 8,000 people were here yesterday in at tendance on the G. A. R. camp fire. All the passenger trains on the four rail roads leading into the city were loaded down with veterans and civic societies while every passenger train had from one to four extra coaches. Many freight trains were pressed into service by at taching extra coaches to them. The city was gaily decorated. In the corner of Broadway and Sixth street was a fine arch, while at the corner of Sixth and Washington was another built of corn, the ears colored alternatively red, white and blue. General JL A. Alger, National Com mander of the G. A. R., arrived on the 0:45 Santa Fe passenger from Atchison. A large procession was formed of dele gations from Clyde, Belleville, Milton vale, Glasco, Abilene, Salina and a dozen small towns in this section of the State. The Concordia drum corps head ed the procession. At 10:30 o'clock the camp fire was called to order and after prayer by Rev. F. D. Blake the veterans were welcomed to the city by Mayor Brown, and De partment Commander Ira F. Collins re sponded. In the afternoon General Alger spoke at the G. A. R. and W. R. C headquar ters to the thousands assembled. De partment Commander Clarkson, of Ne braska, and Collins, of Kansas, spoke also, followed by Captain Lozier, lion. Lewis Hanback, Lieutenant J. IL Miller, of Salina, and others. MURDER AT ST. LOUIS. The Murderous Dred of an Intoxicated Street Car Conductor Wbe Had Been Die - charged. St. Loos, March 25. Cecil M. En glish, a discharged street car conductor, who had been drinking slightly, board ed a Washington avenue car at Ninth street at 4:15 o'clock yesterday after noon and gruffly said to James A. Fitz gerald, the conductor: "Why in don't yon teach your driver to stop for gentlemen?" Fitzgerald replied pleasantly, but English began abusing him, accusing him of improper Intimacy with his (En glish's) wife. When the car reached Twenty-fourth street English suddenly drew a revolver and fired five shots at Fitzgerald, who fell on the rear platform dead. English sprang, through the car, which waa occupied by several women and children, and covering the driver with Ms pistol forced him to drive as fast as the team could haul the car to the stables, over a mile and a half away. Finally the murderer made tbe driver leap from the car and took charge of the horses himself. Reaching the stables at Vanderenter and Finney avenues he drove the car Inside and, pointing to Fitzgerald's body, said: "I'll get two or three more of them around here yet." and ran. Tbe murderer was captured. SUDDENLY CALLED. eddea Deatft. of Major-General Crook. Commander of the Oevartnsent of the MlMoari A Brilliant Military Keeord. Chicago, March 22. Major-General George Crook, United States army, in Dommand of the department of the Mis souri, died at the Grand Pacific Hotel at 7:15 o'clock yesterday morning of heart disease. There had not been the slightest warning that General Crook was not per fectly wolL He was at army bead- quarters all day Thursday, and at night, at the hotel, appeared to be in his usual rood health. lie got up as usual yesterday morning at 7 o'clock. While dressing he suddenly said to his wife: "I can't breathe." Mrs. Crook helped him to a sofa and a doctor was at once summoned, but before he could reach the room General Crook was dead. The General has been in command of the Department of the Missouri for sev eral years, succeeding General Schofield. John S. Drake, proprietor of the brand Pacific Hotel an intimate friend of Gen eral Crook, made the following state ment: "General Crook arose shortly before 7o'clock yesterday morning appar ently In his usual health and, in accord ance with bis custom, began exercising with the weights and pulleys connected with an apparatus for the purpose which be kept in the room. After exer cising for a few minutes he stopped and went and lay down upon a lounge, saying that he felt a difficulty in breathing. A few moments later he called out to his wife: Oh, Mary, Mary; need some help; I can t get my breath r Dr. Ilurlbut, who lives near by was at once sent for. Every thing that could be done was done, but he failed to rally and died at 7:15. Mrs. Crook and ber sister, Mrs. Held, were the only members of the family present at his bedside when he passed away. He ' had no children. I suppose his death resulted from an affection of the heart For some weeks, in fact ever since bis last trip to the Northwest, he has been complaining of a bearing-down sensation in the neighborhood of the heart." BiooiuraiCAi. General Crook was sixty-one years old Septembers last lie waa born near Day ton, O., and was graduated from the United States Military Academy la 18M From that year until the beginning; ot the war he served with tbe Fourth infantry In Califor nia, lie went Into the war as Colonel of the Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry. lie waa wound ed at Lewlsburft tnd was breveted Lieutenant-Colonel for services at Antletam. lie took part In Eberidan's Shenandoah campaign, and In ISO he was : breveted Brigadier-General and Major-Gen j eral.U. 8. A. At the end of the war he was eommlssioned Lieutenant-Colonel and sent to Boise, Idaho, where he fought Indians at Intervals until 1871 In that year he was sent to supprtss the Indian disturbances In tne Arizona district He sent an ultimatum to tbe chiefs to retnrn to their reservations or be "wiped Iroin the face of tbe earth." They disregarded tbe demand and he attacked them In the T nto lianln, a stronghold deemed ImpreRnuble, and enforced submis sion. In 167.V7 be subdued tbe turbulent Sloux and Cheyenne, In tbe memora ble Indian war in which Custer and hia m.rt were massacred. In 1S83 the Chlrlrahuas de manded bis energetic attention. He marched 2-i0 miles and captured 400 prisoners, eom I pletely subduing the recalo tranta. This was his last Itnortant Indian campaign. and General Crook at once set about In strncting the aborigines in the arts of peace. He drove out squatters and Invaders, pro tectedthe Indians In farming, abolished cer tain abuses of the agents and contractors and stimulated the Indians to help themselves. In three years the tribes of tbe Alison a die trlct became self-supporting. AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION. lhe Statistician Finds That Agrlenltnre Is Under a Clond All Over the World. Washington, March 22. The prevail ing depression in American agriculture is treated by the statistician, J. R. Dodge, in the March report of the De partment of Agriculture. The prevalence of low prices is noted and a feeling of discouragement in rural circles through out the world is indicated. It is, and has been, especially severe in Great Britain, and is the sub ject of complaint, discussion and official investigation in Germany.France, Italy and other countries. It is present in Monarchies and Republics, under di verse circumstances and economio sys tems. But it is less severe here than in other countries. Though the price of implements, utensils and fabrics are all low, the farmer's interest account is unreduced and his mortgage harder to lift. The main cause of low prices is re ferred to the inexorable law of supply and demand. Corn and wheat and other staples are cheap because ot overproduc tion. Immigration has increased the population five millions in ten years. Intercontinental areas have been con verted into farms, free to natives and foreigners, opening millions of acres to cultivation. Railroad extension has stimulated production and overwhelmed the East with Western products. A Diamond Wedding;. HTrrnroBtTRO, Ind., March 22. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schroer, residing three miles west of here, in Cass town ship, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary yesterday, in the presence Ct their children and a host of many friends. Although quite old, being ninety-two and ninety-eight years old, respectively, they are still "hale and hearty, and bid fair to live many mora years. Kansas City Deaaaerats. Kansas City, Ma, March 23. The Democrats held their city convention at Turner Hall yesterday, and this is the ticket: Mayor, Benjamin Holmes; treas urer, William Peake; auditor, W. I. Hendershot; police judge, John L Wheeler; city attorney, James W. Fraher: president cf thl uppsr house Xaic JL .brown. A TTr, I n-tv Hee-rtns-1 Mtatakf. A French oHeial returning tobis hom . . a i . If. i the suburbs slew days ags bis win ad family belngr absent, !nd a burg- la asleep on the ma in tine porir, wun his jimmy and ske5ewn key by bis side and a lot of jewelry ana other vaina-mes nackpd un to take awu-v. lie was unable to aroue the man, evem by shaking him, and, when he sent) lor tne' piee, they had to throw cold1 wtvter i the man's face- to brintr him' to. It tuumed out that he had found a bottle which contained something that looked like wine and had taken a drink. It was reallv a nowerful narcotic and had put him to sleep. London leiegrapn. 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But you can for tify them and build them up, by the use of OF PURE COO LIVER OIL AND HYPOPHOSPHITES Of Lime and Soda. They will take it readily, for it is al most as palatable as milk. And: it should be remembered that AS A PEE TENTITE OR CUBE OF COUGHS OB COLDS, IN BOTH THE OLD ANO YOUNQ, IT IS UNEQUALLED. Xvold$utiltutlonoffertd. VASELINE PREPARATIONS. On reeelnt of Drlce In vostacre stamps wewiUeenr freeby mail the following vuluable articles: One Box of Pure Vaseline, .... 10 Cents One Box of VaselineCamphor Ice, 10 Cts. One Box of Vaseline Cold C'ream.15 Cts. One Cake of Vaseline Soap 10 Cents. One Bottle of Pomade Vaseline.lO Cents. If you have occasion to use 'Vaseline" In any form be careful to accept only genuine gooda put np by us in original packages. A great many ararcina are trying iu perauBan uujrcr w Vaseline Preparations pnt np br them. Neter yield to such penuaslon, aa the article Is an Imitation without value and wiU not do good nor give ytra the result yon expect. A two ounce bottle of Bin Seal Vaseline la sold by all druggists at ten centa. KoTsmIIm Is (wralotunltMournun Won ths UbaL Cbesebroogb Ufg, Co,, 24 State St., N. Y. Establish ED rr8 6 5 ft! ..i. ! jsi a nr ma a J I t T rf T If A 6u ? OX IONS ITENDCREO ASTOTMCNOVCLTV OT INVENTIONS AHD VAUBirr Of PATENTS. REJECTED APPLICATIONS PfiOStXUTIO UULBUS!NERaATIti6 to xvonicwAjm fatoiis wmsp watiousj 19 SEND STAMP FOR PAMPHLET oorra BRAID. J Whenever you visit the shops In town. Looking for Drald to bind your gown. Secure the Clasp, wherever found. That holds the Roll on which Is wound The Drald that Is known the world around. MADE WITH BOILING WATER. EPFS' GRATEFUL COMFORTING. COCOA MADE WITH BOILING MILK. fl WNINCS, TENTS, COVERS. nC i. flJVKKn 8, M Tfclrl BllWt, CUT -r.4 lor liljiratrllrlcc List. -fes ' Mt i r ElUifO i ISia S?XU WASHINGTON. OX,.