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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
Jin St. LonU, One Crnt.
Ont.Ide St. Lonla, Two CeaU.
On Tralm, Three Cent.
ST. LOUIS. MO., THURSDAY. MAECH 14, 1901.
NATION MOURNS DEATH
OF BENJAMIN HARRISON.
REJECTED A PAY ROLL.
Former President of the Nation
Died of Pneumonia After a
Week of Suffering.
An Incident of the Administration of "Tub"
Becker as Sprinkling Superin-.
tendent in IS99.
UNCONSCIOUS TO THE LAST.
Louis, better known as "Tub." Becker,
member of tho Republican City Central
Committee from tho Seventh 'Ward, and ono
of a committee of two delegated by that
body to raise a Parker campaign Blush
fund at tho City Hall, was reappointed by
Street Commissioner Varrelmann on Tues
day to tho ollico of Superintendent of
Sprinkling at $123 a month.
For four years Becker has been connected
with tho Sprinkling Department, first as !u
Frector and then as Superintendent, suc
ceeding George W. Rlcchmanu In this po
sition. Sprinkling Inspectors are on the payroll
from March 13 to December 1 at a monthly
salary of JS3.3 and an allowance of J20 a
month each for tho horse and buggy which.
It Is presumed, they u?e In the discharso of
their duties. From December 1 to March
15, when little sprinkling is done, and that
at tho expense of tho city. Inspectors aro
not on salary, but when their services are
considered necessary they are hired by
the day. receiving $4 a day.
Vnrrclmxtnn Rejected the Payroll.
Oh December 1, 1S99, when Becker was Su
perintendent, the Inspectors were ordered
out, to be paid tho customary wages, 51
each a day. On December 2 the same order
When the payroll had been made out un
der Becker's supervision nnd was taken to
Street Commissioner Varrelmann ho re
fused to approve It, striking the names of
two men who had been allowed ?S each for
two days' service from the roll mid re
quiring that a new payroll be drawn up
excluding these names.
His reason for refusing to allow tho ray
ment of wages to these two inspectors,
Henry Wander and Charles Lochblhler, at
the dally rate was that the men wore both
cut of the city on December 1 and 2. Wan
der, It is said, was in the country hunting,
having made his last sprinkling report be
fore his departure en November 2S. Loch
blhler was in Hot Springs. His last re
port was made out on November 0, but he
was paid for the entire mon:h of Novem
ber at the monthly rate. It Deing customary
when a man Is on regular -alary to allow
him his pay if his absence U fur good
A new payroll was made out and ap
proved by Street Commissioner Varrel
ELECTION LAW CONTRASTS.
Registration in 1S9G under law of 1S93 131,000
Registration in 1900 under present law. 133,000
If the registration of 1S9G was honest, the natural increase in
four years should have made the registration of 1900 about 145,000.
The simple figures show that the registration of 1896 contained in
comparably more fraud than that of 1900. Don't be led from the
issue of municipal corruption by false issues.
'Admit Giving Miss Paige Whisky
and Brandy, but Declare It
Was After She Fainted.
SAY THEY TRIED TO REVIVE HER
Both Young Men Are Identified by
Their Victim, Who Tells
the Part They
New York, March 33. Locked up In the
Kaymond Street Jail, in Brooklyn, are the
three young men whom Mary Paige. 16
5ars eld, accuses of having drugged, ill
treated and left her in a stable In Chapel
alley, Brooklyn, on Sunday night. Tho
prisoners ate Georgu F. Abbott. Jr., 17 years
old; David Patterson, IS years old, and Ed
ward Gleason. 18 years old.
All three were arraigned in court this
morning, pleaded not guilty and were sent
to Jail to await a hearing next Tuesday.
Magistrate Brenner refused to admit tho
accused man to bail until he could be cer
tain that the victim of their treatment was
out of all danger. The girl Is still weak nnd
In a precarious condition at her home. No.
191 Pearl street, but her physician says she
has a chance for life.
Patterson and Gleason, for whom d half
dczen detectives scoured the borough of
Brooklyn all Tuesday night, were found la
Park Row at 7 o'clock this morning. The
boys ran Into the arms of the detectives
and were Immediately- taken to Brooklyn.
At the police station the prisoners were
cross-examined. Captain Dunne said sub
sequently that the young men admitted
having been with the girl, and Abbott, in
the stable on Sunday night. The girl had
fainted and they had stayed there, doing
their best to restore her to consciousness.
The young men declared that they had been
asked into the alley by Abbott, whom they
had met In Jay street. They also asserted
that the only drink given the girl was after
she had fainted. A glass of whisky and
a glass of brandy had then been forced
down her throat to revive her.
The men were taken to the Paige home.
The girl was conscious at this time, but
very weak. The two prisoners were placed
In line with other young men and the girl
was asked to pick out her assailants. She
had no hesitation in picking out Gleason
and Patterson, calling each by name, and
declaring that the former had held her
bands, while Abbott had poured a drink
down her throat from a Un cup. ,
Aldermen dominated and Dele
gates to Convention Selected.
The Citizens' party of East St. Louis held
ward primaries last night In seven of the
East St. Louis wards. Aldermen were nom
inated and delegates relected to ntterd the
City Convention of the Citizens' party,
which convenes to-morrow night In tho
East Bt Louis City HalL Mayor M. M.
Stephens was unanimously Indorsed at all
of the primaries for ronomlnatlon for May
The following ore the nldermanic nomi
nees: Robert Cunningham. First Wnrd; I.
B. Harvey, Second Ward; Frederick Guess
ing, Third Ward; Eugene Coddington,
Fourth Ward; Charles Cashel, Fifth Ward;
James Eberr, Sixth Ward, and Thomas J.
JUnlon, Seventh JVard,
mann, but the names of Wander and Loch
blhler were not on it.
Sprinkling lrports for December 1 and 2
for both Wander and Lochblhler were made
out by Becker and their names slsned to
the reports by him. One of the two mado
out for Wander wns. In effect, as follows:
Sprinkling District No. IMS.
Injector's dally report ot deduction?. Dee. 1,
One team In 17. Lsnch .t Co.
One team In IS. r. Zclslcr.
The other Is the same, except that the
date 19 December 2. When Wander returned
to the city ho called at the sprinkling de
partment office and copied tho reports made
by Becker, intending to substitute them
for Becker's, Wander altered the spelling
of "Zeigler," ns contained In Becker's re
port, making it "Zlegler." He signed his
name "Henry Wander. Inspector."
Tho reports made out by Becker for
Lochblhler were fcr districts 0 and 9.
Lochblhler appeared at tho sprinkling de
partment office on December 26 and copied
the reports made out for him by Becker.
All of these reports are In existence. The
handwriting on those filled out In the ab
sence of Wander and Lochblhler la Iden
tical. STREET COMMISSIONER
RECALLS THE INCIDENT.
Street Commissioner Varrelmann when
questioned concerning his refusal to approve
the sprinkling department pay roll for De
cember, 1S39, recalled the incident at once.
'It is the custom, when men on regular
salary, are absent for good cause to allow
them their pay." he said. "In this instance,
however, the men wero hired by the day
and paid by the day. Consequently I would
not permit the two names to go on the pay
roll and ordered a new roll made out.
"I don't think Mr. Becker Intended any
thing wrong. I reappointed him because he
cave good service last year and seemed to
take an Interest In the sprinkling depart
ment." It has long been the understanding that
all sprinkling department appointments are
made at the Mayors dictation.
Becker lives at No. 1716A South Four
teenth street and Is marshal of the Mer
chants' League' Club.
HAS BEEN SETTLED,
Kentucky Families Which Have
Been at War Since 1844
Bury the Hatchet.
THEY AGREE TO LIVE IN PEACE.
One Hundred Lives Sacrificed to
Their Enmities and Whole
Counties Kept in Tur
moil for Years.
London, Ky March 12. After a feudal
warfare lasting since 1S, and which has
cost a hundred or more lives, what Is known
ns the Baker-Howard feud has been settled.
Tho settlement was brought about princi
pally by Circuit Judge Tinsely, lately ap
pointed to tho bench in the district by Gov
ernor Beckham to fill a vacancy, and attor
ney Carlos B. Little. All sides, with their
hundreds of followers, have agreed to lay
down their arms.
The factions Include the powerful family
of whom -General T. T. Garrard Is at the
head, along with the Bakers and the Phil
pots and GrlSlns on one side, and the How
ards and tho Whites on the other, with
many families Into which they havo Inter
married. General Garrard Is the wealthiest man in
Clay County, and has been the bone nnd
Blnew of the feud. The Howards and their
allies, tho Whites, tho latter controlling
every office In Clay County except the Cir
cuit Judge, have made up In power what
they lacked In money.
As result of the agreement all cases have
been transferred to other counties and the
law will take Its course and all who are
entitled to ball will be released. In some
few cases the indictments will be filed away,
but these are exceptions.
The terms agreed upon are simply these:
Each side dismisses and disarms Its fol
lowers, and these followers disperse, to be
brought together no more by their respec
tive leaders: the principals will not go
armed about town, or in the presence or
about each other, nor will they allow their
friends to stay about them carrying arms.
It is the further understanding that the
principals on each side will undertake to
guarantee the personal safety of the princi
pals on the other side from their respective
followers, so that Sheriff White, Daw
White and his father. John B. White, may
pass up and down the South Fork by the
residence of General Garrard without fear
of molestation, and on the other hand the
Garrard brothers and their Immediate
friends may come to Manchester or else
where in the county with a like feeling- of
WOULD BET $1,000 ON FILLEY.
Al J. Wagenman' Thinks He Will
Beat Zach Tinker.
Al J. Wagenman, Clerk of the Court of
Criminal Correction, and a supporter of
Parker, announced yesterday that he Is
ready and anxious to bet $1,000. even
money, that Chaunccy I. Filley will poll
more votes In the approaching election
than Zach W. Tinker.
Filley is the i.omlnee of the Good Gov
ernment Club for Mayor, while Mr. Tin
ker, who was defeated for the Democratic
nomination for the same office, has de
cided .to male the race on .his own book.
II H I I I I i ' ""' " ' ' ' ll - t. . I ' " 9
ONE NUT THEY CAN'T CRACK. .
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GIFT TO WORKMEN,
Establishes Trust Fund of 5,000,
000 for Disabled or Super
BROAD PLAN OF BENEVOLENCE.
Widows and Children of Men in the
Carnegie Company's Employ
to Be Given Assistance
Steel King's Letters.
Pittsburg, March 1.1. Two communica
tions from Andrew Carnegie, which aro of
ficially made public to-night, tell of tho
steel king's reUremcnt from active business
life and of his donation of (5,000,000 for tho
endowment of a fund for superannuated
and disabled employes of the Carnegie com
pany. This benefaction Is by far the largest of
the many created by Mr. Carnegie nnd li
probably without a counterpart anywhere
In tho world.
It In no wise will Interfere with the
continuance of tho tavlngs fund established
by tho company fifteen years ago, for the
benefit of its employes. In this latter fund
nearly J2.000.000 of the employes' savings
aro on deposit, upon which the company by
contract pays 6 per cent and loans money
to the workmen to build their own homes.
Tho letters follow:
'Andrew Carnegie. No. 5 West Fifty-first
Btreet, New Tork, March 12, 1301. To tho
good people of Pittsburg:
An opportunity to retire from business
camo to me unsought, which I considered
It my duty to accept. My resolve was made
in youth to retire before old age. From
what I havo seen around me I cannot doubt
the wlidom of this course, although the
change Is great, even serious, and seldom
brings the happiness expected.
CARNEGIE'S IDEA OF HOW
OLD AGE SHOULD BE SPENT.
"But thl? Is because ho manv havlnir
abundanco to retire upon, havo so little to
retire to. The fathers in olden days taught I
that a man should havo tlmo before tho .
end of his career for the 'making of his
"I have always felt that old age should I
be spent, not, as the Scotch say, In 'making ,
micKie mair, dui in maKing a goo.i use ot
.what has been acquired, and I hopo my
friends of Pittsburg will approve of my
action In retiring -while still in full health
and vigor, and I can reasonably expect
many years for usefulness In fields which
have other than personal alms.
"The pain of change and separation from
business associations and employes Is in
deed keen; associates who arc at once the
best of partners and the best of friends:
employes who aro not only the best of
workmen, but the most self-respecting body
of men which the world has to show. Of
this I am well assured and very proud.
"But the separation, even from a buslnesi
point of view, is not absolute, since my
capital remains In Pittsburg, as before, and
Indeed. I am now Interested In more mills
thero than ever, and depend upon Pittsburg
as hitherto for my revenue.
HOW THE INCOME ON THE
95,000,000 19 TO DE USED.
"Andrew Carnegie, No. 6, West Fifty-first
street. New Tork, March 12, 1901. To the
President and Managers of tho Carnegie
Company: Gentlemen Mr. Franks, my
cashier, will hand over to you upon your
acceptance of the trust, $5,000,000 of the
Carnegie company bonds In trust for the
"The Income of $1,000,000 to be spent In
maintaining the libraries built by me In
Braddock, Homestead and Duquesne. I have
been giving the Interest of J250.000 to each
of these libraries hitherto, and thl3 will
give a revenue of 50,000 hereafter for the
"Tho income of the other $4,000,000 is to
be applied: '
"First To provide for employes of the
Carnegie company In all Its works, mines,
railways, shops, etc. Injured In Its serv
ice, apd for tho3e dependent upon such em
ployes as are killed.
"Second To provide small pensions or
aids to such employes as. after Ion? and
creditable service, through exceptional cir
cumstances, need such help In their old
age. and who make a good use of It.
"Should these uses not require all of the
revenue and a surplus of $200,000 be. left
after ten years' operation, then for all this,
workmen in mills other than tho Carnegie
company in Allegheny County, shall be
come eligible ror participation- in the fund,
the mills nearest the works of the Carnegie
Steel Company being first embraced.
FUND NOT SUBSTITUTE FOB
OLD SYSTEM OF HELPING.
"This fund Is not Intended to be ased as
a substitute for what the company has
been in the habit of doing In such cases
far from It. It Is intended to go still far
ther and give to the Injured or their
families, or to employes who are needy la
old age through no fault of their own,
some provision against want as long as
needed, or until young children can be
"Your president and myself- have been
conferring for some time past as to the
possibility of Introducing a pension and
beneficial system to which employes con
tribute, resembling that so admirably es-
For Missouri Fair Tlinrsdnyt wind
cenerally northwesterly. Friday
For IlllnoU Fair .Thursday; colder
In southern portion; northwesterly
winds brink to high, on the lake.
For Arkansni Fnlr nnd somewhat
colder Tlinraday) winds generally
northwesterly. Friday fair.
1. Carnegie's Gift to Workmen.
Death of Benjamin Harrison.
Street Commissioner Rejected a Fay
2. Parker Again Gets Next to the Boys.
Attendance at Noonday Meetings.
2. Plan New Scries of Excursions.
4. Sporting News.
5. Preparing for Rush to Pay Fair Assess
Means a Million a Year for Pensions.
Smoko Abatement Bill Passes House.
Church Building Damaged by Wind.
Events in Society.
7. Death of James E. Kalme.
10. Republic Want Advertisements.
Record of Births. Marriages, Deaths.
11. Republic Want Advertisements.
12. Grain nnd Other Markets.
13. Financial News.
14. Icemakers Will Have an Exhibit
Injured in Runaway Accidents.
tabltshed by tho Pennsylvania nnd Balti
more nnd Ohio railroad-?. Wo find It a dif
ficult problem to adjust to a manufactur
ing concern, but should It be solved here
after tho trustees have authority to mako
this fund the foundation of such a system.
HIS DEBT TO WORKMEN.
"I mako this first use of surplus wealth
upon retiring from business as an acknowl
edgment of tho deep Clobt which I owe to
the workmen who have contributed so
greatly to my success. I hope the cordial
relntlons which exist between employers
and employed throughout all tho Carnegie
comnanv works may never bo disturbed;
both employers and employed, remembering
what I said In my last speech to the men
at Homestead: 'Labor, cnpltal and business
ability aro the three legs of a three-legged
stool neither Is first, neither is second,
neither third; then. Is no precedence, all
being equally necessary. He who would
sow discord among the three Is an enemy
"I know that I havo done my duty in re
tiring from business when an opportunity
presented itself, and yet. as I write my
heart Is full. I havo enjoyed so much my
connection with workmen, foremen, clerks,
superintendents, partners and all other
classes, that It Is a great wrench Indeed
to say farewell. Happily, there is no real
. l T ntn still nml fiirvflV"!
farewell in one seiisu. ucuiune, wuwusu ..
longer on w. i,? "i.. f...r in Tf,
?oinn.' nf nil whom It has been my good
foarPtunT?o knoV and wS" ta-fe
.!!. fn an TTinnV naPDV years. Ainaja I
truly yours, ANDREW CARNEGIE."
METHODISTS IN CONFERENCE.
Bishop Edward Andrews of Xew
York Opened the Convention.
Maryvllle. Mo.. March 13. The Missouri
Conference of Methodists, North, began its
annual session at 9 o'clock this morning.
Yesterday was spent in preparatory work
and the meetings of committees and Ex
Last night was the anniversary of the
Deaconess Society. Wednesday morning
Bishop Edward Andrews of New York
opened the conference with hymn No. 770.
He was apsisted In tho administration of
the Lord's Supper by the presiding elders,
J. J. Bentley, J. H. Holland, O. S. Middle
ton. J. W. Anderson and I E. Sims: also
E B. Little, pastor of First M. E. Church
at Maryvllle. The opening, prayer by Bishop
Andrews was remarkable for Its compre
hensiveness. C. O. Mills secretary of the
last conference, called the roll.
Following was the organization:
C O Mills of Maryvllle was re-elected
secretary on his nomination J. Lewis Gil
lies of Princeton, A. J. Brock ot Grant
City and J. J. Hicks of Mexico wero elected
assistants. W. F. Burris of Kahoka was
elected statistical secretary and A. T..
Henry L. E. Lewis, H. 'J. Donelson, E. P.
Reed and a L. Robinson were elected assist
ants W. M. Sapp of Memphis was elected
conference treasurer. J. Will Caughlan of
rTal TM-itrlct L. T. Monnett. C. J. Warner and '
Cameron District. Jiagar nasnoi nanm-
Lincoln Howara were eieciea nis assist'
ants. G. w. Hugney or tne at. iuis jon
ference J. J. Lace of the Northwest Iowa
Conference nnd Doctor C. C. Stateman of
St. Louis were introduced. The latter ad
dressed the conference In the Interests of
the Children' Home Finding Society.
SOUTH ST. LOUIS
Immense Gathering of Citizens Un
der the Auspices of Germau
CANDIDATES WELL RECEIVED.
Bolla Wells Outlines Issues of the
Campaign and Hopes That lie
May Assist in Making
St. Louisans Happy.
Under tho auspices of the German-American
Democratic Club ono ofthe largo meet
ings of the campaign wa3 held last night In
Bohemian Gymnasium Hall, Ninth street
and Allen avenue.
At least 2.000 citizens were In the room,
besides a fifo and drum corps and the Bo
hemian Democratic Club, with Frank Mat
oushek, tho Bohemian King, at Its head.
Tho meeting was called to order by Sheriff
Joseph F. DIckmann, who introduced An
drew Zlpf as tho chairman of the mcetine.
Mr. Zipf made a speech In German, which
was cheered vociferously. He said among
other things that he had heard someone de
cry Mr. Wells on the ground that ho Is a
millionaire, and added:
"I bellevo It would bo much better to have
a millionaire Mayor from the start than to
put a man In tho office who would try to
mako himself a millionaire out of it."
Just as Mr. Zlpf ended his unnpeh T?nii
Wells nnd Harry B. Hawes entered tho
hall. As soon jis Mr. Wells was recog
nized tho audience rose and gave him
three cheers that shook the building. Mr.
Wells was then Introduced. Ho said that
ho could not help believing that tho good
pcopla of St. Louis have made up their
minds to elect tho Democratic ticket at
the coming election.
"Tho Issues In tho present campaign,"
ho said, "aro very simple. All might be
comprehended under the one general head.
iioou .Municipal Government.' The coun
try over, there Is no class of people
stronger for good municipal government
than the German-Americans. The dis
graceful conditions of the streets of St.
Louis, tho deplorable condition of the hos
pitals and asylums of the. city cannot Ho
easily upon jour clvio consciences. li tho
Democratic ticket Is elected I believe that
you can look confidently for such changes
as will conduce to the happiness of all
citizens, nnd I promise you that I will do
all In my power to see that these reforms
L. F. Hammer, Jr., followed Mr. Wells.
He told how tho German-American Club
Increased In membership' from 5 to COO, and
said that ho Indulged tho hopo that
It would eventually swell to E.000, and
When Harry B. Hawes was Introduced
the applauso that greeted him was deafen
ing. Sir. Hawes spoke for an hour. Among
other things, he said: "I want to call the
attention of even- man here to certain
solemn promises mado by the Republicans
th.fr platform four years ago. Their
,-.-. . - "
We further famestlv recommend in tiur rltv
ofnclalfi tho merit sjftem of our city employes
tor their cotiFlderatlon.
c beliee that no mmchiscs should be granted
by the citv without t'curlnj; to Uie city a full
Ana adequate return, ana only on such con
dttloni as will furnish to the citizens ample pro
tection for their rights.
We declare that the Republican party stands
lor "fOOfl ana Clean puuuc uisnwaB; njjy wo
plcdfte the administration to carry out a bread
and better system of street Improvement.
"If thero Is any citizen in St. Louis that
can believe that the Republican party is
to be trusted after the manner in which
its representatives have kept the promises
ot four years ago, then I must confess that
their credulity surpasses understanding."
Others who addressed the meeting were
H. J. Spaunhorst. John Stetler. James M.
Franclscus, Jr.. Bernard DIerkes, James Y.
Flavor, Hiram Philllp3 nnd Henry Krestin?.
Hiram Phillips, the candidate for Presi
dent of the Board of Public Improvements,
said that by an error he had been made
to appear as an ex-Republican. He said
that he had never been anything but a
Democrat all his life.
RUMORS OF CONSOLIDATION.
Street Car Manufacturers Said to
Reports of attempts to consolidate the
four rtreet-car manufactories of the city
have been revived. Walter J. Holbrook,
president of the Blackwelder-Holbrook
Real Estate Company, is credited by rumor
with an attempt to perfect the organiza
tion lately. Mr. Holbrook' stated yesterday
that nothing definite has been done toward
effecting a consolidation.
Inaulrles concerning the price of stock
and the possibilities of combination, to-
trcHier with the former attemnts to con
solldate the companies, are reponslble for
the recent rumors, he stated. The four
companies concerned are the St. Louis,
American, Brownell and Laclede Car com
panies, the combined capitalization, of
which would amount to $750,000, .the St.
Louis Car Company alone being capitalized
End Came at 4:40 Yesterday
Afternoon, His Wife Kneel
ing by the Bedside.
FUNERAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Body Will Lie in State at Cap
itol Saturday Tributes
to the Great Dead.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 13. General
Benjamin Harrison died at 4:13 o'clock this
afternoon, without regaining consciousness.
His death was quiet and painless, there be
ing a gradual sinking until the end came,
which was marked by a single gasp of
breath ns life passed from the body of the
The relatives, with a few exceptions, and
several of the fortner President's old and
tried friends, wero at tho bedside when ho
The General's condition was fo bad thl3
morning, after a. restless night, that the
attending physiciaca understood that the
end could not be far off. and all the bul
letins sent out from the sickroon. were to
this effect, to that the family nd friends
were prepared when the final blow came.
The gradual falling of the remarkable
strength shown by the patient became more
noticeable In tile afternoon, and a few
moments before the end there was an ap
parent breakdown on the part of the suf
ferer 33 ho surrendered to the disease
against which he had been so bravely bat
tling for so many hours.
The chungo was noticed by the phy
sicians, and the relatives and friends, who
had retired from the sickroom to the li
brary below, wero quickly summoned and
reached the bedsido of the General before
he -passed away.
IMUAXAI'OLIS IX MOCRXIXQ
FOR HER. DISTINGUISHED DEAD.
News of the death spread quickly through
the city and several more intimate friends
at once hurried to tho residence to offer
services, which, however, were not needed.
Tho word was flashed from the bulletins
of all the newspapers, and thus communi
cated to tho people on their way hotue in
The announcement produced the greatest
porrow, nearly every one having nurtured
tho hope that General Harrison would re
cover. Within a. few moments the flags on
nil the public buildings and most of the
downtown buslnoss blocks were hoisted at
half-mast and every outward manifestation
of mourning was made.
Only ono of General Harrison's children
was present at his death. Neither Colonel
Harrison nor Mrs. McKee bad reached the
city, although both wero hurrying on their
way to the bedside of their dying parent
as fast as steam would bear them.
Elizabeth, the little daughter, had been
taken from the sickroom by her nurse
before tho end came.
MRS. HARRISON HELD HER
HUSBAND'S HAND AS HE DIED.
Tho group at tho bedside included Mrs.
Harrison, W. H. II. Miller. Samuel Miller,
his son; the Reverend M. L. Haynes, pas
tor of the First Presbyterian Church, which
General Harrison had attended for so many
years; Secretary Tlbbett, Doctors Jameson
and Dorsey; Colonel Dan Ransdell, Ser-geant-at-Arms
of tho United States Sen
ate and a close personal friend of the dead
ex-President: Clifford Arrlck and the two
nurses who have been In constant attend
ance at the bedside.
General Harrison's two sisters and an
aunt were also present.
Mrs. Harrison knelt at the right-hand
side of tho bed, her husband's right hand
grasped In hers, while Doctor Jameson held
tho left hand of the dying man, counting
the feeble pulse beats. A few moments
after the friends had been summoned to
tho room the end came. Doctor Jameson an
nouncing the sad fact.
The great silence that fell on the sor
rowing watchers by the bedside was broken
by the voice of Doctor Haines raised In
prayer, supplicating consolation for the be
reaved wlfo and family, mingled with the
sobs of the mourners.
Stsps were at once taken to notify the
friezds and relatives abroad that the end
had come. Colonel Ransdell dispatched tel
egrams to prominent men at the national
capital. Including the Indiana Senators.
Messages to relatives In other cities were
also dispatched Immediately.
DIED WITHOUT RECOGNIZING
ANY OF TnoSE NEAR. HIM.
General Harrison bad been unconscious
for hours before his death, tho exact time
when he passed Into a comatose state being
hard to determine. He spoke to no one to
day and failed to recognize even his wife.
The greater part of Tuesday, too, be was
In a semiconscious condition, although be
was at times able to recognize those at his
bedside. At that time he recognized and
spoke to Mra. Newcomer, his aunt, who had
Just reached the home. He also spoke to
Mr. Millar, the words belnff very Indistinct,
however, only "Doctor" and "my lungs"
Almost the test words he uttered were ad
dressed to his wife, of whom be Inquired
shortly before he became unconscious, If
the doctors were present.
One of tho most pathetic Incidents of the
whole illness of the General occurred Tues
day before he became unconscious. The
General's little daughter, Elizabeth, was
brought Into the sickroom for a few mo
ments to see ner xatner ana ottered htm a
small apple pie. which she herself had
made. General Harrison smiled his recognl
tlon of the child and her gift, but the effort
to speak was too much, and he could do
nothing to express his appreciation.
To-day all effort3 to arouse the slowly
dying man to consciousness failed, and he
died without a word of recognition to any
of the loved ones who surrounded him.
FUNERAL NEXT SUNDAY
BODY TO LIE IN STATE.
The funeral will take place next Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services
will be held In the First Presbyterian
Church, of which General Harrison was a
member for nearly fifty years. The Rev
erend M. L. Haynes, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, will have charge of
This afternoon it was decided. at a meet
ing of Governor Durbln with a number
of the other State officers that the body
of General Harrison should lie in stats
In the rotunda of the Capitol all day
The highest honors which It is in the
power of the State of Indiana to pay will
be renaerea to we remains ot uenerai
To-morrow morning a meeting will be
held in the offlce of the Governor to per
fect tho details of the funeral.
It has been decided that the honorary
pallbearers .shall be the members of nis
Cabinet. It Is not known positively how
zoanx pf them sill come., but it is sup
X FAMOUS EXPRESSIONS I
ur ucn. nAnniouii.
The first dirty 'errand that a dirty
dollar dot-3 Is to cheat the working
men. Le't us not be a world-Power In any
save the good, old sense that of a
nation capable of protecting In. all
seas the Just rights of its citizens
and Incapable everywhere of a wan
ton Infringement of the autonomy
of other nations.
There has been an attempt to- as
sociate the United States with this
programme of civilization upon the
theory that the "Anglo-Saxon" has
a divine concession that covers the
earth. ThI- appeal to a divine de
cree l itself a concession to the
Anglo-Saxon common-law rule that
the plaintiff in ejectment must show
Is tho morality of the motto, "My
country, right or wrong," suscepti
ble of defense? Is it not to say:
"It is right to do wrong" for tho
sentiment Implies action.
As there were thirteen original fj
States and Dakota will bo thirty- .!
nine. It will be so appropriate In th '
centennial year of the) Constitution
to multiply the thirteen by three and
show that each grandmother has a
child by her knee.
We must not forget that the soldier
who Cghts tho war does not declare
it. He must not denounce it, nor
must any patriot denounce him.
Oce dollar voted by the people of
any school district for the support of
common schools Is worth (10 given
out of the Treasury of the United
posed by the members of the family thsAl
mi win oe nere. i
As far as they could be reached by telex i
grams tne memoers oi uenerai Harrisons
Cabinet, who were attached to his bfflcuU
household at the time of the expiration ot
the term of his executive omce, were.;
4.WU,...J uuuuni W& W. UCAUJ, W1U Hill
of them will attend the funeral. With thmA
exception of ex-Secretary of Stats John. J
W. Foster, who is traveling In Mexico andJ
could not be located, the following reiS
Secretary of the Treasury Charles Ww
Foster, Fostorla, O.; Secretary of WM
Stnhon Tt. P.lkln Pllrtn. TV. Wi H-iHta. I
tary of the Navy, Benjamin F. Tracy, Htm
York: Secretary of the Interior: John w.
Noble. St- Louis; Postmaster General, Johauj
A telegram from Mra. Mary Harrisony
-u..4..u, .c.b..&u u ,ua b4 IV-MlB.- CAM1 ..
nounced that she will arrive at noon to-V
morrow. She will be accompanied by htff.
Mrs. Bevln of Ottumwa, General Harrt-R-i
funeral on account of ill health.
. ... ; . .r
niltll BUbHS IN UtLlKIUM.
Dying Statesman Talked of Them
Indianapolis, March 13. From one wEoh
was present at the death bed It is learned'
that the allegations of cruelty and lniustica
dealt out by England to the Boers In their
struggle for liberty had been a subject for;
thought in the mind of General Harrison.
1f hfta fHanrfa tin i A n, v. .m1... ... , '
. u.. &.UW4 ,.0 UMU U.WU BWUU Ul UW
pity and shame, as he viewed it, that th-;
uiuve uuu siuruy lurmers oc BOUin Junes
should be robbed of their rnnntrv at oil thmr
have In the world, and forced to submle toJ
terrible miseries in resisting the oppressions!
of a world power. H
General Harrison. It is stated, would hna'
"atu uuuijilt uici liiclll LI CUUIO out IfttUKyw
ly and strongly and say to everyone who),
would hear what be thought nf Ene-lnnd'a
1I1.B.1 .nV.I, K .n .I..... . . . .- '
cruelty: It wag in his mind coMtantiv- hti
he believed an ex-President should observed
thfl Rftmp nrnnrlptFp nf BnMh wfitnK 1
observed by a President of the TTnltml.l
StatC3. He was at all times careful to say'
nothing wnicn could be misconstrued oira
twisted Into seeming disregard for the digJ
nlty of the high offlco which he once held. '1
In his semi-conscious condition, when tfid
sentinels of discretion and propriety hady
pntla fmwm ,t.nt. ...I. .....1 .1.. .. a a. .
man was wandering, he began to speak ofU
the Boers and their hopeless struggle focj
His voice was weak and trembling, his
thoughts were not connected, but ths listen
ers bending over him could hear word ofi'
pity for the dying farmer republic.
GENERAL HARRISON'S LIFE.
Distinguished Himself in LaTO.'Waa
and Statecraft. ,
A strong, consistent, unselfish man, Otn
eral Benjamin Harrison Impressed all wha '
knew him by his many estimable qualities, '
and even his political opponents never Ten
tured to Impugn his honesty and Integrity. K
lie came or a. nisiono une. una or hi
English ancestors was Major General
Thomas Harrison, who bore arms with Oli
ver Cromwell, and had the 111 luck to sign
the death warrant of Charles I. After tha
Restoration he was hanged, drawn end i
quartered at Charing Cross, London, oa '
October 13, 1660. ,'
His descendants emigrated to Vlrginl i
and furnished a member to the Virginia "
House of Burgesses, and also & delegate tot
the Colonial Congress and a signer of tha :
Declaration of Independence la the person -
nf Benjamin Harrison, who was twice a
Representative and thrice Governor of tha , -State,
and who died In 179L I
His son, William Henry Harrison, (ought i
In the battle of Tippecanoe, and after belrt
Representative. Senator and Secretary ot r
State, was finally elected President of ths ;
United States In ISM. His son. John Scott
Harrison was the father of Benjamin Hnx- .
rlson. He was a farmer and was several
times elected County Clerk.
Benjamin Harrison was born at the Har
rison homestead, in North Bend. O.. oa
August 20. 1333. After attending school for
some time he entered the Miami University
when ho was 16 years old, and was grad-'
uated from It two years later. Then h
began to study law In the office of. Mr. B. --jl
Btorer oi Cincinnati, ana, wnen Be was 3K ill
married Miss Carrie L. Scott- a daughter -l
ot jrroiessor j. tv. ocoit OI uxiora. C-l
Ills .unitary Record.
While he was studying at the unlversltw J1
ins lumie wiib was unending & semlluunP o I
In the same town, and a warm attach It :;i