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Vol 07?No. 10,057. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1885. TWO CENTS.
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Wash IN WTO J*, 1). July U2. lNNV
\ genera, meeting ol the Stockholders
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of ?l u'US'1. ivuV a 2 o'clock p. in., at
Room lb. Le l?-oit Building. for the purj>ose of winding
up the affairs of the said company. JOSKI'H
PAUL, Secret*rv. J)'?Ud
ANDREW UN.ilHiN and AM/.l L.
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!K .* CO., was dissolved, by mutual consent, on July
Uth, lhS."?.
Mr. A MZI L. BARBER will collect all dues and pay
all debts. A. LAN*.DON,
I w<U continue the Heal Estate business under the
name and style of A. U BAlUiKR & CO.. at the old
oilii es In Le Droit Building.
jy?2-12I A. L. BARBER.
No. 9;>0 Pennsylvania avenue,
Washisotos. D. C.. July 21,1885.
The Board of Directors o:' the Company would respectfully
notify the public that they have this day
pert -cted arrangements for furnishing an improved
system of arc and incandescent electric light, and will
be in full operation within a few days, enabled to -upply
all of their patrons.
WILLIAM DICKSON,Secretary. Jy22-4t
Office No. l'ilt* St.? i'he annual eieetion
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is-s> Polls open at 12 o'clock in. and oo?e at 1
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This win be the otiV-e of the city editor.
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by these directions. j>TT-*'?t
Real Estate Agents,
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No. 1420 F Street Northwest,
Where they have every facility for buving and selling j
Real Kstate. Kent ng Houses. Collecting Rents, NeKvtiating
Loans and placing Insurance on Property 1
in reliable companies.
A B ho have property for sale or rent, or who de- '
sire lo purchase, wiii tiltd it to their advantage to call
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WASHINiVTOX. d. C.. JULY 2d. 1885. j
?* The t o-partii'T-iiip between HENRY A. '
CI.ABK E nod JNO T <-IVKN having been dissolved
1 shall continue the Wood and Coal business at the old
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w i.ere 1 fh.ill prepared to till all orders with which
1 may b.- tavoreu. ^i nUn the public- for the li>>eral j
palrouaKe extended the lale tiriu for many vears past .
1 a k lor a conti iuun<-e ot the same
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lie generally of the location and opening of my new '
business office. I
'1 he oth- e heretofore occupied by Clar . e<Jt Given, 1
No 42* lVtlitt. u. w., wih be closed on and ater this {
SMn Corn*-r 12th aud C sts. n w.
I he undersigned having withdrawn from the late
firm<f? I.ARK i A Vil YEN, proposes to con'inue the
b' ^iai-s- i which he has neen engaged tor the past
thiriv y- r-. and lie hi>i>*-s from hi> pas: e.iperieri' e in
D e selection of pare coal from the most popular miues
will eni.t> e him to merit and also to receive his share
or 'he patr<- ag?- <>: he old hou.*, as well as the favors
ol tii.s irtendsaiid the puolic.
A ! i.oitimunit-aiion- or orders sent bv mail will ,
rea' h me a" my central office. 423 Kith st.. between
and K -t<. n.w...% doors north of gas office,where I
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/ Mam Lep?>i and Wharf will be at the old locality,
corner of .->;h and Water sts. s.w
T>-1?piioiie calls: Maiu offiie. 503?4; Wharf.
Always in stock large assortment of Gas Fixtures, ,
Grates, i-atrobes. Ranges aud Furnaces.
John W. Const,*. John W. Mauet.nky. I
COP-soN <k MACARTNEY, Bankers,
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ads. oas. Insurance and Telephone Companies
bought and sold. apdO
-L Heal Kstate Office and Notary Public.
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B>-aui.:-il Buil lli.g l-ot on 31st ?t.. West Washington.
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Ea"l PRICES. Plumbing, Repairs, 4t
? 5.11 15th street.
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treatment. a: Missouri ave n w. mr2-5m*
J?s particularly called to PHUS\
11 the new and popular Brain and Nerve Tonic
and sal*-,nard against Malaria, tor sale areated by
llf fclai? or lu Lot lit* by V\ . C. M1LBI KN Jx,le tuvti.tor
and Manutacturer, 142V P^uti^ylvaiua ava.
anu t..:ANlTt MONUMEN l'S of every design and
deM.-ri^.tkifiui.ndof the latest style aud the beat ol uuliu,
lb now ouerva al the lowest poa.db.epr.ces at
? orn<-r 21st st. ajid Pi nnsylvania ave. n.w.
I'leaae call, insoect and ln> conv inceU. JeXMm*
V .led Moth Pro./ Paper, sc. per yard; Whitewash
Brusoea cheapt Char'roai, Pikcn, t ire Clay and Brick,
Itine. uwuua Puw q*. ou. aM
known to nearly all the clerks before they
reached the scenes oftneir duties. The flags
were all placed at half-mast and orders were issued
for the buildings lo be draped in deep
mourning. There was a disposition to close
the departments at once, and the Pension office
was closed without waiting for an executive
order. The opinion was expressed on everv
hand that the nation had never suffered such
an affliction since the death of Washington,
and no precedent could be found
to guide thorn in their action. Many of
the old ollicials were personal friends
ot the general and all loved and honored him. .
Nearly all the dorks and ollicials who have
been In the service any length ot time have
some pleasant recollection of the war hero and
President, and his pleasant face and figure
were familiar to them all. His simple, kindly
manners were discussed in every room and by
cleiks meeting in the corridors, and genuine
grief at his loss was manifested on every hand.
Some of the clerks who had bad occasion to
see President Grant at the White House told
how simple and kind lie was iu nis manner of
receiving them; how lie would put them at
their ease, giving tliem a chair with his own
hand, handing them a cigar or a glass of wine;
r and how. if he happened ti> be going out Just as
they, were, he would walk with them as far as
their course lay in the same direction, smoking
and talking pleasantly.
At the District II ni tilings.
The District buildings were closed to-day at 1
o'clock, the executive order to the depart'
ments of the general government being followed
without any special order from the Commissioners.
Arrangements were made for draping
iu mourning the building, and the Commissioners
will consult as to the proper steps to
be taken to show officially the respect and esteem
with which Gen. Grant is regarded by the
citizens of the District.
The following was issued by President Edmonds,
ot the board of District Commissioners:
In pursuance of the order of the President of
the United Suites, making ofllcial announcement
ol the death of Gen. U.S. Grant, and in
harmony with the general feeling of sympathy
and respect, it is ordered:
That the offices ol the District government
be closed at 1:30 p. m. lor the day."
The Equity Court Adjourn*.
Shortly after noon to-day. Gen. S. S. Henkle,
in the Equity Court, announced the death of
Gen. Grant, and suggested an adjournment of
the court. Judge Hagner said that he thought
it eminently proper that the announcement
8 j ?* made; that it was a public calamity,
and he was sure the feelings of the people of
this country, whatever ihelr business employments
would so recognize it, and in accordance
with the suggestion the court would stand
General Grant and the Metropolitan
The members of the congregation of the Metropolitan
M. E. church, where Gen. Grant attended,
will probably make arrangements for a
meeting for a special service to be held in
memory olGen. Grant. In case the remains
are brought to this city the use of the church
will be tendered for holding the funeral services.
-Mantley, the pastor, is at present out
ot t he city, and many of the loading members,
but the proper steps will be taken on this occas
The Metropolitan Church Chimes.
Prof. Wlddows, who plays the chimes in the
Metropolitan church, hastened to the church
this morning as soon as he learned of Gen.
Grant's death and tolled minute bells for one
hour on the large bell of the chime, and then
played (he following dirges u intervals: Windham
Tune, Pleyel's Hymn, Fiee as a Bird. R.?ek
o. Ages, and the Funeral Chime Charges in E
minor. In conclusion he struck Gen. Grant's
age?sixty-three strokes?on the large bell. It
i -..v.. . ' 'It bit (}<>n. <;r*nt was present on
Thanksgiving day, 1871, when the chimes were
? ?. J! . ' 1,10 hells was the
gift of Mrs. Grant, and bears her name.
tne .Mexican Cditon,
The Mexican editors have suggested that the
proposed banquet to-night at Willard's be
abandoned out of respect to Gen. Graut, whose i
death was announced this moruing.
The editors held a meeting at Willard's today,
and as a result the following dispatch of
condolence was sent to Col. Graut: .
Washington, d. c., July 23,1885. '
Cot. Frederick J). Grant, Ml. Mcdreqor: '
The excursionists of the a-sociated press of 1
Mexico send to the family of the illustrious !
Gen. U. S. tirant their proiound svmpathy, and
through you to the whole ol America. His ;
family has lost its worthy head, the republic of 1
the United Slates one of its most renowned (
heroes, Mexico one of its best friends. 1
I. Paz, President. !
A. Arroyo dk Auder. Secretary. ;
They also sent the following telegram tol'res- |
ident Diaz: '
Washinoton, D,.C, July 23. ;
(yen. Par/eiro Diaz, City of Mexico:
The excursionists of the associated press of .
Mexico send to you, and through you to the
Mexican republic, their proiound svmpatfiv lor i
the death of the illustrious American hero, Gen.
Ulysses s. Grant, in whom Mexico lost one of
her best friends. I. Paz, President. '
A. Arhovo, Secretary. '
Sentiment in Favor of Wnnliinston as i
the lliirial Place. t
It was the universal opinion that the inter- '
ment ought to and would take place here, as J
there was no other place worthy of the honor. <
Soldiers' Home was suggested sis the most suit- 1
able resting place for the dead hero's remains. '
Arlington was also suggested, and it was said '
that every clerk, every official,the Grand Armv
o! the Republic, the Army of the Potomac and
f>e promlnt |>eople from all over the country
would be here at the funeral. It would be the
last grand inarch of Grant's army?the proud,
the brave, the sorrowing. But wherever the
funeral takes place the President and cabinet
and many of the lower officials will attend, and
the personal friends of the family will attend
as at the funeral of a dear relative. The funeral
wherever it is held will be most impressive,
but will t?e nnu more imposing if
it take place at the -national capital.
In addition to a monument over the remains,
it is suggested by some of the department officials
that a grand monument, costing not less
than SoOO.tHM). be erected in this city to Gen.
Grant's memory.
The ex-eontederate soldiers resident in
Washington informally determined that should
the general be buried here they would take
steps to testify their appreciaiiou of the man
and soldier by turning out eu masse at the
Col. Dent'# Opinion as to the Probable
Bnrial Place oi the I>ea<l Hero.
Col. Fred. T. Dent, Gen. Grant's brother-inlaw,
who is now a resident ol this city, was
asked yesterday If he knew what place had
been selected for the general's burial and replied
that he did not, although he had made inquiry
on the subject when at Mount McGregor
recently. From a remark then made to him by
a member of Gen. Grant's family he inferred
that a positive stlectlon had been made by the
general, but that it was known only to himself
and Mrs. Grant and Col. Fred. Grant. He was
iucliued to thiuk, however, that the general
had not selected Washington, but possibly
West Point. J
Gen. Logan'* Morrow.
When the sad announcement was taken to
Gen. Logan he was overcome with grief, as
much so as 11 he had lost a dear brother, aud he
determined at once to start for New York. In
all official circles and in many private houses
here the blow is felt most heavily, aud numerous
dispatches of sympathy are being sent
to Mrs. Grant.
The crape that is being placed on the Interior
department building is very elaborate. All four
fronts will be covered with the emblems o|
mourning, and the pillars heavily wrapped.
The work of draping the Post Office department
building began this morning, and will be
completed to-day. Postmaster General Vilas
left the building to attend an early meeting of
the cabinet, aud when, later, the order came
closing the department for the day at 1 o'clock,
Chief Clerk Nash directed that it should be
carried out in all the branches of the department.
The relations of Gen. Vilas with Gen.
Grant were rather more intimate than is coinmou
between men representing different political
parties. But Gen. Vilas had served with
Gen. Grant at Vleksburg; he made the speech
ot welcome when lien. Grant reached Chicago
on his return from the trip around the world,
and iu the Wisconsin legislature last winter
Gen. Vilas made a sihjccIi In favor of resolu
tions of sympathy with the then dying man.
A Hot Weather Appeal.?The employes in
the office of the Third Assistant Postmaster
General's office have petitioned that office to
have the hoiy* of work changed irom 5:30 to
4 o'clock p. nf. during the warm weather.
No Break in the Hot Spell.?It was
stated at the signal office to-day that there are
no signs of a break In the hot spell. The temperature
is not quite so high as it was, but it Is
j .st as oppressive, liecau^e ins so sultry. If
there is any change,It will be slightly warmer
to-morrow. i
Postmaster Absconded.?Post Office inspector
Whiteside telegraphs from Charleston, S. C.,
that the postmaster at Ladies' Island, S. C., has
absconded, leaving a shortage of 8676. The ,
inspector expects to ariest him in a day or two. l
At the Cabinet Mi ktino to-day the ques,
tion of the lease of Indiuu land* to oattle men i
was under oumdderaUon. i
The Sad Intelligence Annonnfwt by
the Rlnginir of and Half-mastins
of Flass?The President's Sympathetic
Message?Manifestation of Grief
on Every Side.
The dispatches In last evening's St an from
Mount McGregor indicated plainly tiiat Gen.
Grant was gradually passing away, and that he
had but a short time to live. The changes in
ids condition during his long illness have been
so remarkable that even the hopeless tenor of
the dispatches last night did not cause the
thousands who have daily watched for bulletins
from the old hero's physicians to abandon all
hope. The early readers ot the morning papers
saw that the h<>ped-for change had not
come, and that General Grant was
gradually passing siwav. The commih
ni tv, however, did not awaken to'
the realization that the fatal moine i had arrived
and that Gen. Grant was no more, until a
lew minutes pa>t eiirlit, when the tolling ol the
bells of the tire department carried to thousands
the sad news. As the bells rang forth in the
morning ;iir, people were leaving tlieir homes
and start:ug for their daily labor. There was
no need of unking why the bells were tolling,
but people stopped to ask at what time the
death liad occurred and then went on. The
chimes 111 the Metropolitan M. E. church tower
were soon sounding Jorth dirges and their sad
tones had an impressive ellect, as it was
remembered tiiat in thi* church Gen. Grant attended
diviue service during his long residence
in this citv. The bells had hardly ceased when'
the voices of the newsboys were heard crying
the extra newspai?ers in the street. The extra
Star, issued shortly before 10 o'clock, gave the
full particulars 01 the last moments of the dying
hero. It was interesting to note how at once
every mind became interested to learn about
Gen. Grant, and his death was the general topic
of conversation to-day throughout this city,
where the dead soldier and President was so
well known, so much beloved by those who
kuew him best and so highly esteemed by all.
The President to Mr*. Grant.
Shortly after S o'clock this morning the President
was informed of the death of Gen. Grant.
He immediately directed that the flag on the
White House should be placed at half-mast.
The lowering of the flag was the lirst public
iutimatiou of the death of the distinguished
man. A few minutes after the White House
li..g was placed at half-mast the flags on all the
public buildings and on many private ones
were placed In like p<?sition.
While the belts of the city were tolling, President
Cleveland sent the following di-patch to
Mrs. Grant at Mount McGregor: "Accept ?his
e.\p res-ion of my heart-feit sympathy in this
hour of your great affliction, l'he people of the
nation mourn with you, and wouid reach it
tney could with kindly comiort the depths of
tne sorrow which is yours alone, and which
only the pity of God can heal.'
Col. Fred. Grant to the President.
Following is the telegram received by the
President this morning from Col. Fred. D.
"Father died at 8 o'clock this morning.
F. D. Grant."
After sending the message of sympathy toMrs,
Grant, priuted above, the President at oi.ee
called the cabinet to assemble at 11 o'clock,
instead ot at noon, the usual hour, that suitable
official action might be tuken in regard to the
sad occurrence.
Shortly after the cabinet meeting the following
proclamation was issued:
A Feeling Tribute to the Memory of
the Dead Hero.
By the President of the United StrUet of America:
a proclamation.
The President of the United States has Just
received the sad tidings of the death of that
Illustrious citizen and ex-President of the
United States, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, at Mount
MacGregor, in the state of New York, to which
place he had lately been removed in the endeavor
to prolong his lite.
In making this announcement to the people
of the United States, the President is Impressed
with the magnitude of the public loss of a great
military leader, who was in the hour of victory
magnanimous; amid disaster, serene and selfsustained;
who in every station, whether as a
?okli?>r, or as a chief magistrate twice called to
power by his fellow couutrynien, trod unswervIntrlv
the pathway of duty, undeterred bedouins,
single-minded and straight forward.
The entire country has witnessed with deep
pmotton his proIotiKed and patient struggle
with painful disease, and has watched by his
couch of suffering with tearful sympathy.
The destined end has come at last, and his
spirit has returned to the Creator who sent it
^The great heart of the nation that followed
liim when living with love and pride, bows
now in sorrow above him dead, tenderly mindrul
of his virtues, bis great patriotic services,
and of the loss occasioned by hi* death.
In testimony of respect to the memory of
General Graut. it is ordered that the Executive
Mansion and the several departments at Washington
be draped in mourning for a period of
tnirtv davsand that all public business shall
>n the day of the funeral be suspended; and
the secretaries of War and of the Navy will
auseorders to be issued for appropriate m litary
and naval honors to be rendered on that
In^ witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand, and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed. Done at the City
of Washington, this twenty-third day
[s.s.] of Julv. A.I?. One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Eighty-live, and of the Independence
of the United States the one
hundred and tenth.
Groveh Cleveland.
By the President.
T. F. Ha yard. Secretary of State.
The President** Order Closing the Executive
The President also issued the following:
Executive Mansion, Washington,
July "2:3, 188-">, eleven o'clock a. m.
Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant died this morning
at eiieht o'clock.
in respect to hts memory it is ordered that all
r>f the offices of the executive departments in
the city of Washington be closed to-day at one
o'clock. Glover Cleveland.
To Represent the President in New
Secretary Endicott was the only absentee at
the cabinet meeting to-day. The President officially
announced to the cabinet officers the
death ol G neral Grant, and designated Adjutant
(ieneral Drum to represent him in the
matter of the funeral. Gen. Drum will leave
here this afternoon for New York to consult
with Mrs. Grant in relation to the funeral.
?riel' of the Grand Arms'.
The following telegram was sent on receipt of
the news of Gen. Grant's death:
Headquarters Grand Abky of the Republic.
Washington, D. C., July 23,1885.
Cot. F.D. Grant. Ml. McQrejor, .V.
Expressing the profound griel of the Grand
Army of the Republic upon the death of the
greatest of our comrades, on behalf of
its three hundred thousand members I
tender to your honored mother and to all the
afflicted family their heartfelt sympathy. I
pray vou have me advised so mon as arrangement*
for the last sad rites are determined
uuou. S. S. Bcrdett,
The City In Mourning.
During the day the flags flew at half-mast
in all parts ol the city, and the places of business
and public buildings were being draped in
mourning, all of which gave evidence of
the feeling in this city at the death of Gen.
Grant. In a picture dealer's window on the
avenue were placed two large portraits of
Grant, one ot which was draped with black.
Pictures of the dead geueral wereals .exhibited
in other places, and with their black border had
a funereal effect. Amidst the embleiusot mourning
the subject of conversation was naturally
Gen. Graut. and especially among the citizens
ihe talk drifted to reminiscences of the years
spent In this city, when, as military chielfaic
and then as President, he was for so long a
time the chief tlgures. But it was not Grant
the public man, but Grant in his private personal
relations where his kindly nature was
exhibited in a thousand words and acts. The
stories that are told may be trivial in a good
many instances, but they throw light on the
man in his relations with other men, and the
citizens of Washington remember all these
now with grateful hearts.
The Flag at Hair-Nast on the Dead General**
Former Hea*t?uarter?.
Chief Engineer Snyder, the superintendentof
the State, War any Navy department, borrowed
a flag from the War department and had
rlggerCrowley place In position some halyards
for the old flag stafTon the little building on the
??outliwest corner of 17tli and F streets, which
was at one time Gen. Grant's headquariers.now
used by the clerks of the second auditor's office,
lu a few minutes a flag floated at hall-mast
from the ft?nuer headquarters of the great chieftain.
Grief lu the Departments.
Sadness settled over the departments to-day.
The uews o4 Gen. Grant's daatu had become
Sketch of the Rpinnrknble farcer of
Poor Tanner** Son.
There was little In the boyhood or early 8,
career of Ulysses Grant that gave evidence of h
the great part he was destined to play in the lj
world's history. He cut, it is said, a poor figure g
as a farmer, his father was a better tanner than n
he, and as a business man he did not distin- o
guish himself. His firmness of purpose and "
stubborn will, which constituted an Important h
element in his military success, formed a S'
noticeable trait of his character as a boy. Grant G
was of Scotch descent, though little Is known *!
of the family beyond his grandfather. This
worthy gentleman settled in Westmoreland y
county, Pennsylvania, in 1794, where the
father of Ulysses was born. Subsequently he
emigrated to Ohio, which was then the far n
west. Here he died penniless, leaving seven 0
children to battle with the world. The father
of Ulysses,one of these seven children, was
then but eleven years of ago. At the age of g
sixteen he was apprenticed to a half-brother in n
Maysville. Ky., to learn the tanner's trade. Af- t)
terserving out his time he settled in Ravenua, p
Portage connty, Ohio, and there married Hannah
Simpson, who had emigrated from his q
native county in Pennsylvania. Ulysses, the tl
first child, was born April '27th, 1822. His 1(
lather was pwr, and as soon as Ulysses was
able to help him lie was put to work. At the a
early age ofeight.lt is said, he was taught to 4
drive a team, and at ten was accustomed to j
drive one from Georgetown, Ohio?to which S(
place his father had removed?to Cincinnati, a e
distance ot forty miles, and bring back a load.
He was inured in his boyhood years to hard jj
toll, and his education was necessarily ne- c,
glected. His moral training, however, re- e
ceived careful training from his mother, a ^
strict Methodist, who trained the child to re- t.,
spect the truths of religion and practice its vlr- t|
tues. He grew Up truthful, upright and indus- ?
trious. Between driving a team and helping
bis lather in the tan-yard, the boy grew up to ^
be a broad-shouldered youth. The father de- c
sirous of securing for him the advantages of an p
education, and being unable U> give it himself, ?
resolved to get him c
especially as young Ulysses had a taste for mil- t<
itarv life. He applied to the member of Con- ljj
tress Hrom tus district, Mr. Morris, for the ap- n
poir.tment, but Mr. Morris had already given n
the appointment lie controlled to another per- tl
s?>n. Mr. Hamer, Representative from another s<
district, however, had a vaiancy at his dis- si
posal, and, to the great Joy of Uiysses, conferred s|
the ap|M?lntment upon him. Mr. Hamer got it
the Idea that Ulysses' middle name was Simp- ii
son, and when he sent 011 young Grant's name. In
<entltas Ulysses S. Grant. It was so entered si
an the register at West Point, and has so re- G
mained. In this way Gen. Grant acquired his p!
middle name. He entered the academy at g<
West Point in 1839, when he was seventeen ai
years of age. He did uot, it is said, have Ci
suilicient preparation, and was far behind most
if his class In all their studies. He entered
jpou the work before him, however, with great
perseverance and indomitable courage. He per- 51
fected himself In horsemanship, so it wasalmost
nipossible to unseat him. In the second year file
was made sergeant of battalion. In the hist jj,
fear he was promoted to the position ol officer
<1 the cadets. At the close of the year he grad- CI
rated honorably, standing No. 21 In a class 01 le
hirty-eiglit. Tnere was nothing in his life as a st
;adet that gave promise of a brilliant future. in
His manner, it is said, gave one the impression
:hat he was indolent. He was rather a tavorite. ,1(
rom his easy, good-natured disposition, aud jt
suffered very little annoyance. It is said, how- or
;ver, that with all bis apparent indolence, or (-r,
ndifference, lie was compelled to be a liard ?V1
itudent, In order to maintain his standing .r
imong his classmates, most of whom entered ,n
he academy with greater advantages. Upon
caving t.it academy, bei:*.j; brevelted as a sec- ^
>nd lieutenant i:i th fourth regiment of infan- .j,
:ry, he joined it in Mi souri, and in the followng
year went with his regiment to the Red tl|
lver in Louisiana. w
Upon the outbre.iiv of the hostilities between re
,hls country and Mexico Grant's regiment was ln
>ne of those which went under Gen. Taylor to lt(
Texas to guard the frontier at Corpus Christ!; al
eccived his commission as full second lieuten- pi
int. He received his first lesson In actual war- *
are 011 the plains of Palo Alto, and subse- iN1
iiiently saw much active service in the war. s"
His regiment joined Gen. Sott's forces before JJ1
Vera Cruz. Alter the capitulation of Vera Cruz <ft
Scot. 1 marched his army to the interior. Grant, s;
A*as appointed quartermaster of his regiment, w
md acted also as a staff oilicer to his general. w
\t the battle of Molino del Rey Grant so dis- 1"
Linguished himself by his cool courage that he J"0
.vas promoted on the spot to first lieutenant,
:?ut this promotion was not confirmed by Con- .
jress. At the battle of Chepultepec, which l'ol- J11
owed, Grant still further distinguished himself J1
yy aiding to drive the enemy trom au almost J*
mpregnable redoubt, which swept the ad- y
,-ancing Americau column with a withering 1,1
Ire. ills gallant conduct on that day was c;'
nentioned in the report of Major Lee.com- 1.1
nanding the 4th infantry, and also attractevl
ilie notice of Gen. Garland, who said the young
ieutenant "acquitted liiinselt most nobly upon Jy
several occasions, under my own observation."
For his conduct at Chepultepec he was breveted "
aptaln, and soon afterwards his commission as n*
full first lieutenant was received. From this J11
line until the fall ot the <Jlty of Mexico closed, j^'1
irant took part in many engagements and led .
lis men in the thickest of the fight. At the 8l
dose of hostilities Grant's regiment was sent to J-11
Detroit. ^
Soon afterwards, on the 22d of August, 1848, P'
le married Miss Julia l>eut, a daughter of a
merchant of St. Louis. After a short furlough c*
He rejoined his regiment at Sackett's Harbor, as
Sew York. Soon afterwards Grant's regiment
ivas sent to California, and Grant was ?ubse- 111
piently sent with a batt ilion to Fort Dallas,
jregou. Tiring of the dull routine of military 111
lie at a frontier post, and discouraged by the
ittle chance that then ottered of preferment or lu
sroinotion, Grant in 1854 reslgnea his comnisslon
of captain, which he had received ln *}s
1853. He settled dowu with his wife on a little
arm near St. Louis, belonging to his wife's ,a
at her. Grant's military life, and fifteen years w
>{ military service, had entirely unfitted him
for business, and bis farming does not appear
io have prospered much. He eked out his
small income from his crops by hauling ,n
wood ln winter iuto Carondelet, and selling J(
t by the cord. He added also to his em- 111
uloyments that of collector, but appears to
:iave been a poor hand at dunning. Having P1
ieen disappointed ln obtaining the office of *
xjunty surveyor, to which he aspired, Grant J1'
noved his increasing family into St, Louis.
Here he failed to find any remunerative em- 01
ployment. He formed a copartnership with a Jja
mau named Boggs, under the firm nameot J1]
Lirant & B?>ggR, but this busluess did not pros- J"
uer. His father having at this time ofl'ered to to
take him into partuei-ship Grant removed with ?
lis family to Galena, where he went into busi- v*
ness with his father as a dealer ln leather. The
llrm was moderately prosperous and Grant con- J"
Linued in the business until j*THE
iiroke out, and he was called to the field, where et
lie won a fame, which, ln the wildest fancies of le
Ills youth, he could never have anticipated.
After the news of the tall of Fort Sumter came
lie wrote to the adjutant general ottering his ?*
services, but received no answer. He tried sub- .
sequently to get an ap)>ointment on the staff of
McClellan, who bad been apiiolnted major general
of the Ohio volunteers, but failed to get an t),
interview wit h McClellan, who was besieged by
applicants. Gov. Yates, of Illinois, bearing??
lirant, put him on hisstaffas adjutant toassw .
Iiim lu managing the quota of the state. Heat.' .
quitted himself so well in this service that Qfc*. ?
V ates proposed to send his name on to President
Lincoln for appointment as brigadier general.
Out Grant declined this, saying he preferred to
earn his promotion. He accepted the colonelcy to
of the 21st regiment,and was assigned to Pope r M
department of northern Missouri, and went to .
guard the Hannibal and SUJosepn railroad. On
the 7th of August, 1861, he received his apMjintnient
us brigadier general. A sketch of nn ,
military canjer trom this time forward involves _
k history of nearly all ot the great operations 01 u
lie rebellion. All that space will permit here is
l brief record.
his first battle.
Soon after receiving his commission as brigaler
general he took command at Cairo, and
rliile there secured Padiicab, and with It Kenucky.
In November, 1861, he fought the batlo
oi Belmont, aud in January, 1862,coudueted
reconuoissance to the rear of Columbus. Fort
[enry fell February 6; ten days afterwards
ort Donelson surrendered to "him uneondllon;illy,and
this was followed by the evacuation
t Columbus and Bowling Oreen. He was then
lade commander of the district of westTennes?e,
and his forces advanced up that river to
'ittsburg landing and tought, April 6 and 7,
lie battle ot Sliiloh. lie was second in cornland
to (Jen. Haileck during the selge of Coritli,
and when the latter was ordered to Waldington
Grant was appointed to take command
ftlie department of Tennessee. He captured
Icksburg after a siege of two months, July 4,
86:$, and after the partial defeat of the federal
roops at Chicumauga, Tenn., in September, he
. us assigned to tlie command of the largely-reiforced
army. In November he defeated Geu.
iragg at Minion Kui-e. In March, 1861, Preslent
Lincoln appointed him
lieutenant general,
ben the highest rank In the army of th?
Tnited States, and conferred up >n him the
owersof geiieial-ln-; ^ c: >.i the vast armies in
lie ti? id. Having reorg, iiz< d the Army of the
and arranged wtiii Gen. -di-.-raian, the
iimmander oi the Army of tiie We>t, to m v?
gainst Gen. Johnston at the -anie time that he
loved -igaiust Gen. I-.ee, Gen. Grant prepared
>r a vigorous, protracted and deci-ive eainaign.
The two armies moved early in May.
ifter a series of desperately fought battles, alternating
with repeated Hanking movements,
,'hlcli the skill of Gen. Lee frustrated, Gen.
Irant crossed the James river bet ween the 1'2 th
nd 15th of June, 1864, and proceeded to lay
lege to Richmond and Petersburg from the
i>uth and southeast, while a very considerable
riny was cutting off thelrsunpllesand destroyag
their railroads at the north and northwest,
it length the two cities having been reduced to
re at straits, while the army of Gen. Lee was
sipidly diminishing. the last line was broken
n the 2d of April, 1865. Gen. Lee and the reman
t of Ills army tied west toward Danville.
liey were pursued rapidly by Gen. Grant and
is army. On the 9tli of April, 1865, Gen. Ijcc
urreudered with his entire command to Gen.
irant at Appomattox Court House, Va. The
nrreiider ot the other confederate armies in
forth Carolina, Alabama aud Texas followed
x>n after, aud the war ended. Gen. Grant was
ie popular he.ro.
after the war.
The gratitude of the people was evinced in
lany demonstrations iu his honor. On the 25tli
f July, 1866, Congress having created the grade
f general of the army, he was commissioned
eneral, and Major General Sherman was proloted
to be lieutenant general. For a short
me during the memorable contest between
'resident Johnson and the Senate, concerning
lie removal of Secretary Stanton from otlice,
len. Grant served as Secretary of War ad iuprlin.
He was nominated by the republicans
>r the presidency in May, 1868: was elected
lie following November, and served two terms
s President. Gen. Grant quitted office March
,1877, and ou May 17th sailed from Phi laelphiaontlie
steamer Indiana for Europe In
>arch of the recreation and instruction of forign
travel. The story of Ills journey around
lie world is still fresh in the minds of the pubc.
The enthusiasm with which he was revived
in every laud reflected that which niarkd
the popular demonstrations In his honor In
Ills country, and the honors paid to him exeeded,
in ceremonial magnificence at least,
liose to which he had been accustomed in his
ative land.
When Gen. Grant arrived at San Francisco
eptember20, 1879, after having made the
Ircult of the globe, his welcome home surassed
in enthusiasm that ever before given
v the American people to one of their fellowi'tlzens.
His journey across the continent was
continued ovation. After that he made a trip
3 Mexico, and ujkiu returning to this country
K>k up his residence in New York city. The
nanclal reverses which clouded the last
ioiiUm- of bln life, though they left no stain
pon his honor, called forth the sincere sympatiy
of the people, including those who had
?rved In arms against him, and served to add
till further testimony of the great love and reject
with which he is regarded. During the
ist few mouths Gen. Grant had been occupied
t literary work.writing his recollections of the
ite war. After his financial reverses a propotion
was made iu Congress to pension Gen.
rant, but tills Gen. Grant declined. A bill
lacing him on the retlredllst, with the rank of
moral, was passed on the 4th of March, 1885,
nd one ot the first official acts of President
leveland was to sign his commission.
* ?
The Future of the Grant Family.
ount Mctiregor special to the Xe*' York Times.
Pians are not altogether vague, although fttr
oiu settled, in regard to the future of the lams'.
They will be left In comparatively good
rcumstances, so that they could afford to reuse
the mortgage on their house In 66th
reet and make it their home. But if they live
, New York city, which Is doubtful, there is
iw uo expectation ot their occupying that j
>use. It could never be as it was to them, en- ,
:aring ;us would be its associations on the genal's
account. They were glad to get away
mil It as he was. The seuse oi"comfort and seirity
departed with the removal of their
easures. In May, to the custody of the governent.
It was hot the loss of their tilings that
uned them, but the means by which they
out. The general always intended to give to
ie government these things?the pictures,
onzes, and other rare and beautiful gifts
iat had been presented to him?but iie
as denied that satisfaction, and when he
rote to Washington signifying his purpose, a
plv cam- back that the gift had already been
-utilised by Mr. Vanderulit, who claim I.to
vu theui. The general was too much til .piriid
to contest the claim. He thought he had
ready assigned to Mr. Vandcrhilt enough
operty to make good that unto: t uuatc loan of
150,000, but he was in no position to resist
r. Vanderbill s opinion to the contrary, and
i the cherished plan of giving to the governent
his treasures was dispe Isd, and Mr. Van>rbllt
became the actual donor. It was a hard
niggle for the general and the family to part
itli them under such circumstances, and
hen they were gone, the hare walls and vacant
aces at his hou>e iu 66th street were constant
minders to all the family of their mislorines.
The house was a gift to the general. At the
me of its purchase there was a mortgage upon
ot 840,000. As the mortgage could not then
released the amount of it was banded to Mrs.
rant, who deposited with Graut & Ward, inuding
to withdraw it when the mortgage beimedue.
It was swallowed up in the crash,
ie needs of the family increased the trust,
hich amounts now, with interest, to about
>2.000. The price paid for the house was
loo.uoo. Gen. Grant's example led his relaves
to Invest their possessions with Grant &
'ard, and when disaster came it swept away
>t only all he had and Mrs. Grant's investent,
but the possessions of his three sons and
ie savings of four other families connected by
ood with himself or Mrs. Grant. He felt re onsibility
for the support and welfare of all
lese dependencies resting upon him after the
ilure, and for all of them he sought to make
ovis.on from what the book might yield. His
come for more than a year, as had been the
we, indeed, in years gone by, was consumed
i last as it came in in providing for others.
Tlie publishers estimate the general's share of
ie proceeds of the book at $75,000. The geneil
assigued all his right, title and interest iu
ils money to Mrs. Grant, in whose name the
?utract stands. No Qualification Is attached
i this gift, and she may use the money a.s may
lit herself. As she knows what the general
is doue and what he would have contluued to
>,she will doubtless follow out his plan of benection,
so that noue of the family or relatives
111 want because of losses sustained in followg
his example. It is her present intention to
tire somewhere to a quiet, modest home. She
ill try to sell, with the least deiay, the house
i 66th street and the Long Branch cottage,
ist where she will permanently live or how
u.-?t be left to future discussion.
Col. Grant will own the general's library,
ivate records and other papers, many ot
hich are of great value. As he has developed
terary talent while assisting the general on
ie book, he has been advised to avail himself
the opportunities afforded by these docuentary
possessions. Among them are papers
om which much ot interest can be written
taring on the general's experiences from 1865
' 1868. as well as during his presidency and
nee. When Gen. Badeau's "Military Lite of
cueral Grant" was published the general
nt handsomely bouna copies to the rulers ot
reign countries from whom he had received
mrtesies when abroad. Among the papers
ft by the general are autograph acknowledgents
of the receipt of the book. There are
tough other interesting and complimentary
ttei-s to make a volume in themselves.
U. 8. Grant, Jr., will remain on his New Jery
farm, having reconciled himself to that
ospect. Jesse Grant has an opening in his
isiness as engineer in a project for? railway
i the valley of the Euphrates. MrsJiartoris will
iturally return to England, where her childn
are. and where her husband's family want
lem to be educated. Her desire, however, it
i bring her children here and live with her
other, and she will try to bring that
K>uL Jet that case the household would const
pr 4?*ly of Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Barioris, and
al. UMt and his famljy.
Secretary Manning has addressed a letter
i importers, asking for their opinions conraing
the establishment oi a system ot specific
sties, to remedy the evil of undervaluations
ader the ad valorem rates.
Secretary Endioott is expected to return
' Washington this evening from New York.
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Telegrams to The Star.
Silent Forever!
Mt. MqGreoor, July 23.?Late yesterday
afternoon there was a marked increase in
the weakness of Gen. Grant Between 3
and 6 o'clock the pulse at times was so feeble
and rapid that it could not be counted. Every
symptom indicated the slow approach- of the
end. Ho the evening wore away and midnight
was reached. After that hour the chill in the
extremities, which had been noticed for some
time, was found to be rapidly Increasing, and
the use ol hot applications to keep warmth in
the extremities and vital parts were resorted
to. They were of some avail, but artificial
warmth was without power to reach the cause,
or stay the results of dissolution, which began
Tuesday evening, and had been progressing
steadily though gradually.
Hypoderolcs of brandy were frequently given
to stimulate the flagging physical powers, but
later these failed to afleet the patient, whose
vitality and physical forces were so far spent as
to premise no looting for rebound. The phvsicians
believed that the patient might reach the
extreme ebb of his strength at 1 o'clock ibis
morning, and the approach of the hour was anticipated
with intense anxiety. It passed, how
ever, and the general, laying upon his back on
the cot bed in the parlor, was yet living. The
feeble pulse beats had worn themselves oy their
rapidity to a fluttering throb that could not be
gauged beneath the finger of the physician.
Repeatedly the brandy was entered beneath the
skin of the general's arm, but despite .ts waning
influence,t he respirations had quickened
from 44 to the minute during the evening to a
point, of labored breathiug that was painlul to
friends who grouped near the sick man. The
increasing respirations were not alone more
rapid, but more shallow. The lungs and the
heart were giving away. So weak had Gen.
Grant grown at 3 o'clock that, though he frequently
attempted to doze, he was unable any
longer to clear the gathering mucous from his
From four o'clock on there was in the throat
the significant rattle of mucous that was filling
I the lungs and clogging the throat. At 3 o'clock
the general asked for water, aud after that it is
not remembered that he uttered any word. At
4 o'clock, breathing was quickened and reaened
fifty to the minute. An hour later the respirations
had reached sixty, and between five and
six o'clock the finger nails had become blue
and the hands further evidenced the progress
of numbness at the extremities, and at every
breath the mucous clogging in the throat was
growing noticeable.
Passing: A war Pm efnlly Without Any
Evidence of Pain.
Mount McGregor, N. Y., July 23.?General
Graut died at a.m., surrounded by all his
family. He passed out of life peacefully and
without evident pain.
, A few minutes l>efore eight o'clock Drs. Douglass,
Hhrady, and Sands stood on the cottage
veranda conversing of the condition of General
Grant and d'M-ussfiig the probabilities of his
deaf.h. ? ! i s. Sartoris and Stenographer Dawson
were conversing n little distance away, when
Ilenry, the nur e, stepped hastily upon the
piazza and spoke quietly to the physicians.
He told them he thougnt the general
was very near to death. The medical
mcu nastily entered the room where the sick
man waft lying and approached his side. Instantly,
upon scanning the patient's fa<*e. Dr.
Douglas ordered the family to be summoned to
the bedside. Haste was made, and Mrs. Grant,
Mr. Jesse and wife, U. S. Grant, jr., and wife,
and Mrs. Col. Grant were quickly beside the
doctors at the sick man's cot. Mrs. .Sartoris and
Mr. Dawson had followed the doctors in from
the piazza, and the entire family was present
except Col Fred. Grant. A hasty summons was
sent for him, but he entered the sick room
while the messenger was searching for him.
The colonel seated himself at the head of the
bed, with his left arm resting upuii the pillowabove
the head of the general, who was breathing
rapidly and with slightly gapping respirations.
Mrs. Grunt,calm, but with intense agitation,
bravely suppressed, took a seal close by
tiie bedside. She leaned slightly upon the cot,
resting upon her right elbow, and gazing with
tear-blinded eyes into the general's lace. She
found there, however, no token of recognition,
for the sick man was peacefully
and painlessly passing into another life.
Mrs. Sartoris came behind her mother and
leaning over her shoulder witnessed the close
ot a life in which she had constituted a strou"
element of pride. Directly behind Mrs. Grant
and Mrs. Sartoris, aud at a little distance removed
stood Drs. Douglas. Shrady, and Sands
spectators ot a closing life their efforts and
counsel had so prolonged. On the opposite side
of the bed from their mother, and directly
before her, stood Jesse Grant and IL 8. Grant
jr.,Hnd near the corner of the cot on the same
side as Jesse and near to each w;uj Mr. N E.
Dawson, the general's stenographer and confidential
secretary. At the foot ol the bed and
gazing directly down Into the general s face was
Mrs. Col. Fred. Grant, Mrs. U. S. Grant, jr., and
Mrs. Jesse Grant, while somewlnU-jidfe wed
from the family circle Henry, the nurse, and
Harrison Tyrrell, the general's body servant
were respectively watching the closing life of
the patient. Dr. Newman had repaired to the
hotel to breakfast and was not present, and the
general's little grand children, U. 8. Grant.
Jr., and Nellie were 6leeuing in the
nursery room above stairs. Otherwise
the entire family aud household were gathered
at the bedside of the dying man The
members of the group had been summoned not
a moment sdoner than was prudent.
The doctors noted on entering the room and
pressing to the bedside, that alreadv the purplish
tinge?oue of the signals of final dissolution?had
settled beneath the finger nails. The
hand that Dr. Douglas lifted was fast growing
colder than it had been through the night. The
pulse had fluttered beyond the point where she
physician could distinguish it from the
pulse in his own finger tips. The respiration
was very rapid and was a succession
of shallow panting Inhalations; but
as the respirations grew quicker and more
rapid they also became less labored and almost
noiseless. This was a comfort to the watchers
by the bedside, to whom was spaired the scene
ot an agonizing or other than a peaceful death
The wife almost constantly stroked the face*
forehead and bands of the dying general, and'
at times, pressed ooth his bauds, and, leanlnir
forward, tenderly irlssed the face of the sinking
man. Col. Fred Grant sat silently, but with evident
feeling. U. 8. Grant, Jr., was deeply
moved, but Jesse bore the scene steadily, and
the ladles, while watching with wet cheeks
were silent, as befited the dignity of a lite
such as was closing before them. The morning
had passed five minutes beyond eight o'clock!
and there was not one of the strained and waiu
ing watchers but who cold mark the nearness
of the life tide to its final ebbing. Dr. Douglass
noted the nearness of the supreme moment
and quietly approached the bedside
and bent over it, and while he did so
the sorrow of the gray haired physician
seemed very e^osely allied with that of
the family. Dr. Hhrady also drew near. It was
seven minutes after eight o'clock, and the eyes
of the general were closing. His breathing
grew more hushed as the last functions of the
ueart and lungs were hastened to the closing of
the ex-President's life. A graceful expression
seemed tote deepening in the firm andstronar
Uned face,and it was reflected as a closing con*
fort in the sad hearts that beat quickly under
the stress of loving suspense.
A minute more passed and was closing as the
general drew a deeper breath. There was an
exhalation like thatot one relieved of long and
anxious tension. The members of the group
were impelled eaeh a step nearer the bed. a~>d
each awaited another respiiatlon, bat it never
broke the silence, save the singing of the birds
in the pines outride (lie culiaff ai d the
n?OMsure(t throbbing of the engine that ail night
had waited by the little mountain depot down
the slope,
"It is all over," quietly spoke Dr. T>'?ugla?.
and there came then heavily to each. wit new*
the realization that Gen. Grant ?as dead. Then
the doctors withdrew, the nurse clotted the eyelids
and composed the dead general's head, \
alter which each of the family groupprewd t?> <
the l>edside, one alter the other, and touched
thetr lips upon the quiet face so lately stilled.
Dr. Shraay passed <>uton the piarr.a. and as s
he did so met l>r. Newman hastening up the | i
steps, "lie is dead," remarked the doctor, , .
quietly. The fact of his having b?*en absent
from ilie side of the dying man and his family
at the last moment was a cause of severe and l
sad regret to the clergyman, who had waited a.1 j
night at the cottagc. lie had ikvii summoned '
from his breakfast a moment too late.
An embalmer from New York will be sum- "
moned to preserve Gen. Grant's rem ains, but ? ,
local undertaker will conduct the immediate i
details and convey the remain- to N?*w ?i-k. >
When t lie body shall have reached New ^ ork
the ijin-stion of a mortem will b> con- >
sldcred by the family.
The General Lfnvr? Iho Hotter In the J
* Hnnd* of Col. Fred, lininl.
MorsT MdiKEOOK, July 23.?Touching *he \
plnce of his burial. Gen. Grant, a month air", indicated
three places suiting his wishes iu 1
that direction. The choice, however, was nnr- f
rowed to two, owing to the natural wish ot the 1
general that his wife should rest liesid him. ?
A strong desire has Iwjen expressed t<> the fam- (
ily that the burial should take place 1
in Washngton. Kftorts have also been ?
put forth to make New York the last
resting place of the general. Before his death,
however. Gen. Grant lelt the choice of a burial j
sj>ot entirely to Col. Fred Grant, imposing only \
toe condition that the spot selected should l?* ?
such that Mrs. Grant might rest by his side. }
His remains will be removed to New York by \
special train and there prepared for burial.
New York's Tribute to the Memory of 1
the Depsiifd Hero.
Albany, N. Y.. July 23.?The following proclamation
has been issued by the governor:
State of Xrw York, Executive Chamber:
Ulysses 8. Grunt, twice President of the '
United States: the defender of the Union; the j
victorious leader of our soldiers, and general on i
the retired list of the army, is dead. To the j
la<t he was the true soldier, strong iu spirit, pa- !
tient in suffering, brave in death. Ills warfare <
is ended.
After the close of his official life, and follow
ing that notable journey around the world, j
when tributes of esteem from all nations were t
paid him, he chose bis home among the citizens j
of our state. He died u|ton our soil, in the coun- T
ty of Saratoga, overlook ing scenes made giori- 'I
our by revolutionary memories.
It is lilting that the state which he chose as ,j
his home should especially honor his memory, j
The words of grief and the tokens of sorrow j
by which we mark his death shall honor, loo, j
the offices which he held and proclaim that l
praise which shall ever be accorded to those l
who serve the republic. >
Therefore it is hereby directed that flags on '
the public buildings o; the state be pla<*d at j
half-mast until his burial, and,?.:> that day, yet -j
to be appointed, all ordinary business in the ex- i
eeutive chamber and the departments of the A
state government will lie suspended. I
The people of the state are called upon to dis- J'
play until his funeral emblems of mourning, '.
and it is requested that at that hour they ccase ?
from their business and pay respect to the di?- A
languished dead. 'j
Given under inv hand and the privy seal of
the state of New York, at the capitol, in the 0
city of Albany, the twenty-third day of July,
eighteen hundred and eighty-live.
David B. Hill.
By the governor:
Wx. G. Ricf, Private Secretary. e
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Warm Words of Admiration and AITeetlonfsrthe
Victor of Appomnttoa. c
ChaklestoS, S. C., July *23.?The Xews and 1<
Courier in its Grant editorial says: "Happy he c
was in one sense In the time of his death; |<j
had his life enfted but a few years siuce the j
mourning for the great leaderArould have been J]
more or less sectional in its manifestation.
Dying as he now dies, the grief Is as widespread *
as the Union, and the sorrow is as national as j
Ids fume. Only a little while ago Gen. Grant :
belonged to the victorious north. In his last
days he was the foremost citizen of these
United States, of north and south alike. Nowhere
was the discriminating regard lor him ~
more tender than in the states which used to be
described as 'lately in rel>elllon.' The country t1
is reunited in spirit as in wont, and the sue- e
cesst'ul generalissimo of the Union forces is ti
mourned by south and north together. It r
needed one thing to give him the Semblance of a
content. It needed a solemn declaration of
confidence in him as a soldier, and of admiration
of him as such. This acknowledgment, G
which had been denied him again and again
while the waves of misfortune were yet at his ,
feet, was accoided liiiu by the voice of north
and south alike when the dark waters rose to '
his iips. It was as general of the armies of the
United States that (Jen. Grant was held in most
joyous and honorable remembrance by the ..
north. And by the act of north and south alike 11
he died as general of the armies of the United
States. By this act the whole distance between a
1805 and 1885 was bridged over. The north v
had no thought save of the man of Appomattox, Ii
and the south had no thought save of him who e<
told the worn and ragged confederate tl
soldiers of Lee's army that they must o
take their horses home with them, as they h
would need them for the spring sowing, tl
and who threw his soldierly honor l
into the scale when Andrew Johnson was he-i- cl
tat ing whether he should, by arrestlug Hen. 11. Jc
K. Lee, violate the terms of the confederate
surrender, and the sanctity of the parole.
There is so much iu Gen. Grant's career that is
pleasant to remember. Why should any one fl
seek further his frailties to di-ciose? Long ago p
in a message to the people of the United states A
he used words which seemed a mockery, w
There was then a peace which was worse thau gj
war; but peace has come at la-t. There is peace is
throughout the land, peace in the north and p:
peace in the 6outh. The country Is one p
again in heart and thought and hope. Tne
great soldier who laid iu blood the foundation R
of this second and more enduring Union is uow u
at rest. p
"Let us have peace, he said years agone, and
peace his people have. In their hearts and w
miuds, iu this lime of peace, there is naught la
but regard a id regret for him for whom strife h
and disquiet arc no more. The good will o; ail, C
whether heretofore friends or not, was his in
his agony, and will abide with his name for- a
ever.' d
? ty
Expressions of Profound Sorrow From ti
Many Quarter*. p
Baltimore, July 23.?Though expected, the
intelligence of the death of Gen. Grant was received
in Baltimore with profound regret. R
Comparatively few people knew of it until the
bells of the City Hall and flre department tolled tl
the sad event. On all the public buildings and y
many private houses dags are displayed at half- C
maM.aud gloom pervades the whole population, oi
An overcast sky lends solemnity lo ilie sad- ai
ness which is evefywbere apparent, and only w
the calamity which has befallen the people is w
spoken of. There is no political feeling, and is
tuose who wore the grey in the time of the na- I\
tioual trouble as sincerely mourn the death of lii
the great, warrior as do those who followed the
victorious chieftain. In no community is there ct
more siucere grief than in Baltimore. lr
Auburn, N. Y., July 23.?Bells are tolling P
and mourning emblems are being displayed. *
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 23.?The beds of the *
fire department began tolling all over the city a ?
few minutes after the receipt of the news of [c
Gen. Grant's death. The flags on the govern- ?
ment buildings were displayed at halt-mast.
On many private buildings and residences P!
draped flags aud the portrait of the dis tin- di
gutshed dead were displayed. The newspapers P"
were on the sf reels before 9 o'clock, giving aocounts
of the sorrowful event. tt
Philadelphia, July 23.?The ringing of the Pj
bell In the steeple of Independence Hall this
morning announced the death of Gen. Grant. *!
Sixty-three strokes of the big bell?one for each J*
year of his life?was the signal of the sad event, r:
It was fully expected, and flags were run up to v
half-mast in all directions, and beiore 0 o'clock
flags looped up with crape and other emblems ^
of mourning appeared in front of many bustness
places and private houses. Mayor Smith i
promptly issued a call to the members of the
select and common councils for a special meet- ?
lug to-morrow to take action in regard to the
death of the great soldier. The police lleuten- z!
ants were also instructed to drape the station- J
houses. jj
Nashville, Tenn., July 23.?The bells of
the city are tolling in token of the nation's loss.
St. Louis, July 23.?The news of the death of ?
General Grant was received here with profound n<
regret. The flre-alarm bells were tolled lur at
eighteen minutes. The flags were put at half- v.
mast, and the United States courts adjourned, bj
Contract worn Post Route Mats.?The Post- *
master General has ordered that the contract ~
tor supplying the Post Office department with ?
post route maps for the current fiscal year be p<
Even to A. Hoen A Co., lithographers, Belli- ta
more, Md. The cou tract is worth man 016,000 ?
to f.20,000. o?
Hkceetast Wbtoi returned this morn. v
America hits no |** t lann>?|i>, or hn pen
rould Ik* busy to-day with the mourn fullest
luty vercoramtttfd to thf inuw. In the abicnee
of anything original suitable to the occn.
lion, wefiv?some extract* (htm Tennyson'*
ioble ode on the death of Wellington, Noma
KHtkn? of which read as if written expressly
11 honor of the dead hero on Mouut McGrogurt
>adout the pageant: Sad sud All>w,
Vs His uii unit ersal w .<e.
> t Hie )<>ni( )< nit.' pnicesalon to.
v ??1 lei Tli* xttMwIiig (Ttm I aboilt It crow,
\n l le. the mourn fill marital music blow.
> Mends. rt'ir chief siHte-omrlr i? mute;
Hn' sutt.-sman-w ?rri..i. moderate. re-olate.
Al.it tn himself. a ' I'iniuiiii
Kiiom I. . the man <>f a.up'.tsi inilueuce,
i "i diMifsl o. .-iiitbtthtus i-riiv e.
?i;r |! eate^t yet with least pretense,
.! >?! in c> UK'il ami great in ?M,
\t.i1 <** t meaiest "i l> are>,
n his simplicity <'ii?l m?>
>.'< >d WIM' end w hii'h HI! men tnew,
> oic from which llie'r i?ii>bk ail men drew,
> iron nerve t. true o.s-ast,?tj iroe.
i ill ii at length that l??? iif?t ' turth
A Inch stood lour-square to all the winds that blewi
mi. h v - hi wtaum we diyiore.
I'll- iulli; self sn,Tifiiv ol lite I* o'er.
l people's v ii We ar?' a people yet
rim ail men else their nobler dream* forret,
'oiilustsl by hi uui . .s Iniiht and lawless l'..w*?rs;
Vt nave a voice, with which to pa* Itie debt
V t.nun.tii'ss love and rvv?>rence and regret
I'o those jival men who fought, nufl kept It oun
? a
Tis voice in silent in our eonnoil-liaU
\>r ever; and whatever tempeata k wer
'or ever silent; even if they nroke
n thunder, silent; vet remember all
le spike among you. and tiie man who spokst
A ho never Mold tiie truth to serve the hour,
for palter'd witii Internal lind for power;
.Vholet the turiiid Mnmins ul'rumor flow
I hro' either i>ai?!?<in?j world of high and low;
iVboae life was work. wbos. language rife
iVith rtucged maxims hewn froui lite;
iVho never spike against a foe.
Te. on w hom trom both her open hands
j?vi*h Honor shower<g all her stars; * ~
ln affluent Fortune emptied all her horn;
l i'a, let hII good things aw nit
tirn who cares ,iot te tie grout,
Jut as lie auves or serves the state.
Hie path of duty i? the way to glorv:
le, tiiat ever follow mg her command*.
m with toil of heart and kne-'s and hands.
* *0
rhro' the lone gorge to the far light bas won
tis path upward, and prevail'd,
hall fiml the toppling .-rags of l?ntv sealed
Vre close upin the hiiiini: table lands
I n which our lind Himself Is moon and sua.
<11rh tivuhs: Ills work iBdone.
iut while the races of mankind endure,
^et his great example stand
'oiossai. seen of every land.
Vnd k'-epth< soldier firm, tho statesman pure;
till iu all lands and thro' all human story
L'he pal b of duty be the way to glory;
e n
doubt not that for one no true
I'here must be other nohler work to do.
or tho' the < tia'it Aces leave tiie hill
Vnd break the shore, ami evermore
'lake and hreak. anil work their w ill;
iiio' world on world in ni> riail m> riads roll
toll ltd us, each with dltlerent pf.went,
I nd other forms of ife than ours,
ii hat bruit? I or <rr> <th - Hum the Nrnilt
?u Uvdaml Oodlik? men we build our trust.
Cush! the Dea.l Mareh wails in the people's ears;
'he dark crowd moven. and tiiere are soiw and teers;
he b.ack earth yawns: the mortal disappear*.
Lsbes t?i ashen, dust to dust;
le is gone who seem'd so great.
one; but nothing iwn ix-r? a\ e him
f the fores- h>' made his own
leing here, and we itelieve him
osnetbing far advanosl iu fstate.
Hid that he wears a truer crown
'ban any wreath that man can weave him.
lod accept bim, Christ receive him.
A* Indian Agent fro* the Armt.?In
ccordance with the decision to turn the C'heynne
Indian agency over to the War departii'
iit. C-apt. J. VI. L??e, ?nh intMiitry, has been
lelailed as Indian agent of that agency.
The Indian Leases.?The IVesldent nnd
nbinet have reac-hed the conclusion that the
eases of lands in the Indian Territory held by
attle tneu are invalid, and It has beeu detcruined
t<? take isteps u? havt t hem wt aside,
'he method ol pna-cdure has not jet lieen deermlned.
A presidential proclamation majr
^ue. but It is regarded by well inlormed pen.
ons as more probable that action will be la-gun
ii the 1'nited Ktat<f> court* ol the western diarict
of Kansas having jurisdiction over tho
t-rrltory, looking t<i a d?-ciaratloii of the lualidity
of the lea.ses.
Turned Over to the Wau Ih:partment.?
"he Secretary of the Interior has decided to
uru over to the War department the complete
ontnol of the < 'heyenne and Arapahoe reM-rvwion
in the Indian Territory. This decision wai
cached alter a cabinet consultation, and ic in
ccordance with the advice ol Gen. fcbertdan.
The Washinoton PohtOefick.?Pastraastor
reueral Vilas states tliat no one has been apointcd
to succ*M'd Postmaster Conger of thin
Ity, as was stated in a city paiicr, and thai tiie
Jbject of a change of a Washiugiou jn?st?
lastcrship has not yet l>een coutddcicd.
Thekmith Court-martial.?'The court-mm*
al for the trial of Paymaster <??-iieral smith,
f the navy, reconvened at 1U:45 a. in. to-day,
nd Chief Clerk Denton, of the bureau of pr?^
islonsand clothing, waw again ou the stand,
le continued to produce the letters and uapero
.tiled for by the prosecution, wiilch were aisiut
lie same that were prisluct-d before the c.mrt
l inquiry. All the docuuient? produ?*ed reited
to the coutra?-ts with Brown, upon which
te charges against Gen. Smith are based. At
p. in., iu oliedience to the executive order
losing the departments, the oourt-uiartia) ad>urued.
AfTnlra in West Hnshlngton.
Dead Animal*.?The pillw have l>een notl<-d
that smie peraon or is-rsons have been disusing
of dead animals by burying them on
nalostan island iu very shallow graves. ir??iii
liich a horrible steuch arises, and an inv?*stiition
Is iu progress. The dead animal wagon
wanted in difterent sections of thia town at
resent. Although the health office In notified
roniptly, action is not taken ao promptly.
A Water Leak.?There is a water leak on
oad street, near street, causing the water
> run over the sidewalk, making it very unleasant
for pedestrians.
Boating Paktv.?a delightful boating party
its given at the Potomac lw?at club landing
ist evening by Mrs. Von l?acbcnliauta n iu
onorother daughter Ida, wnd cousin, Ifisa
otirad. oi Baltiumre. Md.
T 7 A. M.?Great Falls, u iii|?-rature. 84. conit
ion, S?$. Iteceiving reserxoir, temperature,
ii; condition at north <-onuection, south
mnection, 36. Distributing reservoir, temr-rature,
8?; condition at Innuent gatehouse,
B; condition at effluent gatehouse, 36. High
den iu the river to-day at 4:27 a m. and 6:17
Alexandria AflUn.
eported for Thk Kvexinu Star.
The Cci.pefer Havisher.?Tucker Harris,
ieCuli>eper tiamp. was brought u> jail here
esterday aflernoon by Constable Pullman, o|
ul|?ej?er. He was transferred to the jail with
t attracting attention, lor until laie in the
Iternoon lew persons hew knew of the outrage
hich led to hi* incarceration. He savs that he
as Ujo drunk to know w hat he was doing, and
quite glad he has got beyond the reach of
'ucli law. The time at which he will be taken
fc?'k to Culj^per is not yet determined upon.
The Finance Committee.?The city tlnauc*
inimittee is now fully organised and Is holdig
Tegular meetings. HereUtfore the occult
nts of each ol the city offices bought what
as uecded for their rooms or the purcbaaeii
ere made by the Janitor. Under a new rule
le auditor w ill be quartermaster of the cltr
>rces and all supplies will be bought through
is office.
Street Work Chamgek?The street In*
rovements have for soim time beeu made by
ay's work, under the supervision of the super?rintendentof
police. The work of extending
irbs and gutters on Washington street, north
om Duke street, has been begun under that
lan; but the new street committee has deterlined
upon a change, and the Washington
reel improvement will now be put out at
mtract. These changes to and from contract
day's work, and then back again, have
sen made at Intervals for half a century.
either plan is perfect, and wben one b used It
[ways seems to the authorities that the other
ould be a better one.
notes.?The horses ran off with the canine
' Dr. Powell near the base ball grounds yeateray
evening. A lad named Addison waa
nocked down and badly hart. At the base
ill match here yesterday evening the Vlrnias
beat the Alexandria* by a score of 8 to
i-l?Nearly all the poiieemen elected at the
ily meeting of council have given the bond at
260 required by law. There 1s a movement
i favor of amending the charter eo that the one
>1 lector shall collect all the dues ol the dtr,
ow collected In part by two tax collectors,
id 1 tor, gas superintendent and mayor The
>rporation court has adjourned, and will not
?opened again nntU the eeoond Tuesday in
iptetnber. A throe master, with tee for Heed
Co., reached here yesterday from Gardner.
e. John Bnrrill waa bnrted this evening
om the boose of his uncle, at the lower end or
'olfe street. He waa, at one time, a ward
?iltleianof eminence. At the opening of the
te war he was engaged In raising a confederate
impany, but the town was occupied bet are the
gablutkm was completed. Soon afterwards
; assisted to organise a eompeny of about 1?
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