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The Process of Embalming Hit Bemtloi
Is Finished and They Will Be Removed
to Washington Wednesdays—The Fu­
neral Will Occar Thursday or Friday,
nod Interment Will Take Place In the
Soldiers' Home, If His Wife and Chil­
dren May Rest Beside Him There
Bye and Bye. -:Jf-
NONQUITT, Mass., Aug. 7.—Gen. Sher
dan's death occurred at 10:20 Sunday
evening. Previous to the sudden ap­
pearance of heart failure, at about 0:80,
there had been no premonitions of. an un­
favorable change in his condition. The
weather had been warmer than usual,
and the general was at times a little
restless, but seemed generally bright and
cheerful. His voice was strong,
ha took a full supply of
nourishment, slept occasionally, as
usual, and the doctors and his family
... in hopeful spirfts. At 7 o'clock
|*j. Shefidan and the doctors went to
hotel for supper, and soon after their
return the usual preparations for the
night were made. At about 9:20 Cel.
Sheridan said,4'good night" to his brother
and went to the hotel, there having
been through the day ho signs of any un
favorable change In his condition.
At W&0 symptoms of heart failure
suddenly appeared, and Drs. O'Reilly
and Matthews, who were with him at
the time, immediately applied the rem
o||3edies which proved successful in allpre
Sl|||vtous,simiia)t attacks^ but this time they
were without effect, and despite all that
jcould be done the general gradually sank
•into a condition of complete,unconscious
nesq, and at 10:20 breathed his last.
Mrs. Sheridan, the Sisters Maban and
it Justinian, and the faithful body servant,
p*Klein, were also at his bedside through
out his dying hours.
^People of Washington Are Grief-Striekea
fp by Sheridan's Death—The President
Wires His Condolence to the Widow
and Sends Message to Congress.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—The death of
%*3en. Sheridan created great surprise
fff«hem His must intimate friends did not
.suspect that he was near death's door.
iiThere were numerous callers at the resi­
lience of Gen. Rucker, Gen. Sheridan's
Ifather-in-law, Sunday night, and both
|©en. and Mrs. Rucker spoke very cheer
Ifolly and hopefully of his condition and
prbepe^w." "1-
not reaeh this city until nearly 1 o'clock
lowing to the condition of the wires, and
then it was only known to a handful of
1 people. Neither the president nor seqre
tary of war ^as notified of his death
an til the usual hour for arising Monday
morning. Flags on all public buildings
ii%^were placed at half-mast and in the de*
J-'f apartments, and at the capitol there were
great impressions of regret.
I54 The president was notified of the death
J?of Gen. Sheridan by telephone at Oak
iview. He sent a dispatch of condolence
to Mrs. Sheridan. The customary orders
for the closing of departments will he i»
d&iped by the president.
w9§Col. Kellen, acting adjutant general of
%pkearmy, was notified by- a dispatch at
1:80 a. m. Monday. He wrote a hurried
reply and will leave for Nonquitt at
once. He said that so far as he knew
,,, Sheridan had never expressed any wish
as to where he should be buried, and he
did not know what the funeral arrange
fpt ments would be.
in of an A or an at on
are being held and appropriate action
taken. No details are yet arranged with
reference to the funeral.
Gen. R. D. Mu«ery, frefcret*.ry of the
Loyal Legion, of which Sheridan was
commander-in-chief, has issued a call for
a mmiring of the organization to take
action on Sheridan's death.
Gen. and Mrs. Rucker leave at once for
Nonquitt. Gen. Sheridan made a will in
the latter part -of May, after his attack
of heart trouble. The property consists
chiefly of his house in Washington, worth
about 135,000, another in Chicago and
his cottage at Nonquitt,
At 11 o'clock the president arrived at
the White House from Oak view, and
held a consultation with the secretary of
war. At 12:20 the following message
ent to Mrs. Sheridan at Nonquitt,
'While the nation mourns its loss and
shares your sorrow, let me express to
you my personal grief and sincere con­
The president sent the following to the
house and senate:
To COITGRXSS: As President of the United
States it becomes ay painful duty to announce
to congress and the people of the United States
the death of Philip Sheridan, general of the
army, which occurred at a late hour Sunday
night, at his summer home in the state of Mas­
sachusetts. The death of this soldier and pat­
riot of the republic, though his long illness has
been regarded with anxiety, has nevertheless
shocked the country and caused universal
grief. He has established for himself a strong
hold on the hearts of his follow countrymen,
who soon caught the true meaning and purposes
of his soldierly devotion and heroic temper.
His intrepid courage, his steadfast patriotism
and the generosity of his nature inspired with
peculiar warmth the admiration of all the peo­
ple. Above his grave, affection for his name
aud pride in his achievements will struggle for
the mastery, and too much honor cannot be
accorded to one who Was so richly endowed
with all those qualities which make his death
a national loss.
And Will Be Taken to Washington
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 7.—The
process of embalming Gen. Sheridan's
body is finished. The remains will be
taken to Washington by special car on
Wednesday. The funeral will occur
Thursday or Friday at St. Mathew's
church interment will be at the Soldiers'
home grounds, provided his wife and
children will be given assurance of burial
besida him.
The foUowing pall bearers have been
selected by Gen. Sheridan's family:
Gen. W. T. Sherman, Marshal Field,
-of Chicigo Gen. Hawley. of the United
States senate Speaker Carlisle, Vice
President Frank Thompson, of the Penn­
sylvania railroad Gen."Wesley Merritt,
U. S. A. the senior officer of the G. A.
R. in the District of Columbia, Secretary
Whitney Gen McFarley, Gen. Joseph
Fullerton, of St. Louis Secretary Endi
cott and George W. Childs.
The following officers of Gen. Sheri­
dan's-staff are especially invited to at­
tend the funeral:
Gen. J. W. Forsyth, Col. John Schuy­
ler Crosby, Col. Fred Grant, Col. James
F. Gregory, Col. George W. Davis, Gen.
GeOrge A. Forsyth, U. S. A.
The General's New Vork Frle&ds Were
Shocked by the' Death Messages.
NEW Yonk, Aug. 7.—It was a shock to
this city to learn of Gen. Sheridan's
death in Monday's papers. Expressions
of deep regret are general. Flags through­
out the city are at half mast. The gen­
eral's friends bad gained such confidence
in his recovery from favorable reports
from Nonquitt that his sudden death was
a sad surprig®?. Action will be taken by
the military and £ther organizations as
soon as the programme of the funeral is
Gen. Crook Absent from His Post.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1*—No official notifica­
tion of Gen. Sheridan's death had been
received at army headquarters here up to
6 p. m. Monday. Gen. Crook is absent
in Washington op private business, but
it is presumed he will now remain until
after the general's funeral obsequies.
Col. Corbin is also away.
Appropriate Memorial on Sheridan's
Death la Unanimously Adopted.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—The senate res­
olutions of sympathy were unanimously
adopted on the death of Gen. Sheridan,
supplemented with appropriate remarks
\y Senator Edmunds.
.4 The Honae Respect* His Memory.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—in the house
President' Clevaland's message on the
death of Gen. Sheridan was read by the
clerk, after which resolutions drawn up
by the military committee were read and
the house adjourned. Remarks were
made by Hooker, Catcheon an Grose
Boston Movrns His EMS.
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 7.—Flags are at
half mast throughout the city and an ex­
tra session of the city council will be held
to take appropriate action on Sheridan's
Gen. Sehofleld Is Mow the Ranking
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.—With the death
of Gen. Sheridan the rank of lieutenant
general lapses. The command of the
army of the United States falls to the
rank of major general. There are now
three major generals—rSchofleld, Howard
and Crook—Gen. Schofleld's being the
ranking or senior appointment. If con­
gress should create the position of lieu­
tenant general, the appointment would
be made by the president from'the list of
major generals. A major general's sal­
ary is 17,500 per annum!
Where the Brave and loved Sheridan
Was Born and Raised.
Gen. Sheridan was born in Somerset,
Ohio, March 6, 1631. His parents were
poor and for a long time lived in a one
story frame building on South street in
that town. John Sheridan, Phil's father,
tried to make some money as a railroad
contractor, but invariably met with ill
At the age of 12 Phil became a clerk,
and was engaged in this avocation until
1847, when he was appointed a cadet at
West Point. He graduated in 1852
Upon his graduation he was assigned to
the infantry branch of the service, serv­
ing two years in Texas, and from 1855 to
1861 in Oregon. At the commencement
of the civil war he was appointed quar­
termaster of the Army of Southwest
Missouri, his rank being captain.
May, 1852, the governor of Mich­
igan appointed him colonel of
the Second Michigan cavaly,rand July 1,
1863, he was commissioned as brigadier
general of volunteers, and was soon in
command of a division of the Army of
the Ohio. In April, 1864, he was called
by General Grant to the Army of the Po­
tomac aiyl put in command of the cav­
In March, 1869, by the promotion of
Gen. Sherman, he became lieutenant,
general, assuming command of the West­
ern and Southwestern military divisions,
with headquarters in Chicago. Here he
resided until the autumn of 1883, when,
by the retirement of Gen. Sherman, he
became commander of the'Army of the
United Spates, in which capacity he
Berved until made general of the United
States army by an act of congress a few
weeks since.
Senator Palmer Introduces a Bill to Pen­
sion Mrs. Sheridan. 5.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—A joint resolu­
tion was presented by Senator Blair to
open negotiations with Great Britain for
the purpose of making a political union
with Canada, subject to the agreement of
Canada and the consent of Great Britain.
The resolution was referred to the com­
mittee on foreign affairs.
Senator Jones presented a resolution,
whifch was adopted, authorizing the
finance committee to inquire into the
condition of the poor in the cotton manu­
factories, and report all information on
the subject to the senate with such rec­
ommendations as the committee may
see fit.
Senator Palmer introduced a bill grant­
ing a pension of 45,000 per annum to th%
widow of Gen. Sheridan, which was ra
fsrred to the pension committee.
Arrival in New York of Another Humbug
From England's Shores.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—Avery "horsey"
looking man, arrayed in a checkered
tweed suit and tourist's cap, was among
the intermediate passengers that arrived
on the steamer Servia. His name is
Thomas Aspin. He comes from Stock?
port, a suburb of Manchester. Ens H&j
is the coachman who ten days ago
started for America iu company
with Miss Lucy Rostron, the daugh
ter of the wealthy merchant of
Manchester, by whom he was employed.
The couple reached Liverpool and took
passage on the steamer Bothnia for Bos­
ton. Mr. Rostron discovered his daugh­
ter's flight and telegraphed the police at
Queenstown, where the. runaways wero
intercepted. The young lady was taken
home and Aspin took the first steamer
for New York, thereby escaping a war­
rant for his arrest on the charge of de­
serting his family. Aspin has been mar­
ried ten years and leaves a wife and three
children at Manchester.
The Congressional Commission Is Trying
to. Bat Saceess Does Sot Seem an Im­
mediate 8urety-—Monday's Conference
Had to Be Postponed Till To-day in
Order to Head Off the Snrly Beds,
STADNING ROCK, Dak., Aug. 8.—It was
believed that the conference between the
commissioners and the Indians would be
closed Monday, but the commissioners
averted defeat bv refusing to confer be­
fore Wednesday. In the meantime
Agent McLaughlin, who has a wondertul
influence with the Indians, will work
night and day in camp and at the agency
to convert the reds. He has the confi­
dence of the Indians, and they believe
what he says.
At the private Indian council Chief
Gall, Two-Packs fnd others spoke, and
after stating their oft-repeated objec­
tions to the treaty they discussed the
question of rations and other topics
most pleasant to the tribes. Gall ad­
vised his camp to go to the conference,
which was to have been held Mon­
day, and listen respectfully to
what the commissioners had to
say, and then to render the final de'eision
and return to their farms. The most
sensational news that has been received
iu camp was brought in Monday night
by four Indians, who were sent to the
lower agency to ascertain the feeling
among the reds there and to report their
desires. The Indians all gathered in
council to hear the report, which
was to the effect thai the In­
dians of the lower agencies have
decided to sign neither the affirmative
nor the negative paper. Their report
also explaira the theory that all the
Indians on the reservation will vote as
do those here, for the runners stated that
the lower braves say they will not sign,
whether their Standing Rock brethren
do or not. This is largely' the result of
the work of Red Cloud, who is laboring
ceaselessly against the treaty.
Annual Dinner of the Marietta College
Pro-res a Serious Affair for Some of the
MARIETTA, Ohio, Aug. 8.—Since the
annual banquet of the alumni of Mar­
ietta college, held in June last, five of
•those who were present have died. Im
mediately after the banquet about forty
of the guests were taken violently ill,
some portion of the repast, presumably
the ice cream, having an emetical effect
upon them. Four of them have died
within the past three weeks, and Charles
Price, the fifth victim, has just died. An
investigation will be had..
Wilt Fight the Australian Middleweight.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—Billy Madden
has succeeded in arranging a fight be­
tween Tom Lees, the Australian middle­
weight, and Jimmy Carroll, of Brooklyn,
who was talked of as an opponent to
Dempsey. .They will meet in public for
the gate money within three weeks at a
point yet to be selected.
Mrs. Sheridan, Being a Devout Catholic,
Prefers That the Remains Do Not Lie
in State at the Capitol—The Widow
Declines a Guard of Honor from the
Governor of Massachusetts—Sheridan's
Army Friends Speak Well Deserved
Words of Praise.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.—It has been de­
cided to bury Gen. Sheridan at the Ar­
lington National cemetery, near the
graves of the 15,000 Union soldiers buried
there. This is Mrs. Sheridan's wish, and
Gen. MacFeeley and other personal
friends have gone there to select a site.
This will be kept sacred for the family.
Funeral arrangements her# have been
placed in charge of Dr. O'Reilly, one oi
the general's physicians, who will arrive
here from Nonquitt some time during the
day. But nothing is known outside oi
the fact that it will take effect Saturday.
It is understood that Mrs. Sheridan is
6pposed to having the body lie in state
at the capitol, as she is a devoted Catho­
lic and prefers the services to be held at
St. Mathew's church. The services, at
her request, will be of the simplest pos­
sible description. Cardinal Gibbons will
officiate, and will be assisted by the en­
tire Catholic clergy of this city and some
from Baltimore, and possibly Bishop
Keane, of Richmond.
The Route to Be Taken.
NONQUITT, Mass., Aug. 8. —Col. M. V.
Sheridan says the funeral party will leave
Wednesday by special boat for New Bed­
ford and thence by special to Boston.
From Boston the route will be the New
York and New England railroad to New
York and the Pennsylvania railroad to
Washington. No services will be held at
Nonquitt. The offer by the governor of
Massachusetts of a guard of honor has
been declined on account of Mrs. Sheri­
dan's desire to avoid any unnecessary dis­
play. The family are very appreciative,
however, of the honor conferred.
The National League Sends a Message
of Condolence.
LINCOLN, Aug. 8.—President John
Fitzgerald, of the Irish National League
of America, has sent the following tele­
gram of condolence to Col. Michael Sher­
idan at Nonquitt:
The IriSh National League of America
sympathise* in your sad bereavement,
and begs you to convey to Mrs. Philip H.
Sheridan and family its condolence in
the great affliction that has befallen them
in the death of her gallant and beloved
husband. The Irish race unites with the
American people in the national sorrow
that mourns the loss of the Irish-Amer­
ican hero of Winchester, whose military
genius contributed so much to save the
union, and whose devotion to Ireland .was
second only to his love for America.
History of the Malady Which Terminated
Sheridan's Brilliant Career.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.—The illness
which resulted in Gen. Sheridan's death
commenced on the 12th of May last, im­
mediately aftdr his return from a tour of
inspection out West. He complained of
feeling worn out, but came down to the
office each day for about a week. He was
then forced to remain indoors, and Tues­
day, May '*£, he had a severe attack of
heart failure, which greatly alarmed his
family and physicians.
On Friday of the week ending May *26 he
had several attacks of heart failure, and
these increased in violence with each
succeeding attack. Several times dur­
ing his illness it seemed as if
life had become extinct, but, by
the adoption of radical meas­
ures, the action of the heart was stimu­
lated and he was brought around again.
His heart one time ceased to beat for a
full second, but the extraordinary watch­
fulness and care of the attending physi­
cians brought him back to consciousness
New complications set in it wasdecltied
by the physicians, after several con
sultations, that the patient must be
removed, as he would be utterly
unable in his weakened state to with­
stand a period of prolonged heat.
Accordingly, on Saturday, June
20, he was, after several delays, placed
on the United States ship Swatara and
taken to Nonquitt, Mass.,-which place he
reached after several stops, caused by
recurrences of the heart trouble.
They Each Pay a High Tribute to the
Memory of Their Dead Comrade.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—When informed
by a reporter that his old friend and com­
rade, Gen. Sheridan, was dead, Gen.
Sherman was visibly affected, despite the
fact that be had expected the sad intelli­
gence and was to some extent prepared
"Sheridan was eleven years younger
than me," said Gen. Sherman musingly,
"for he was born in 1831. To Mrs. Sher­
man and myself he was always a com­
paratively young man. In the ordinary
course Phil should have outlived me
now, that he is gone, the people of this
country have lost a gallant and a great
When John M. Sehofleld beard of Sher­
idan's death, he said:
"I deeply regret the loss the army has
sustained, and I have lost a very dear
comrade* and life-long friend. Sheridan
and I were at West Point together.
"Regarding Gen. Sheridan's military
career I do not know that I can say any­
thing to add to his fame. Both Grant
and Sherman have taken occasion in
their memoirs to speak of Sheridan in the
highest terms, and I consider the esti­
mates of these two chief commander^ are
just, and their praise well deserved.
Grant knew Sheridan best, and his trib­
ute to the gallant subordinate is one of
the many touches which have revealed to
us the true character and generous na­
ture of the greatest soldier of his time.
Every officer I have ever met, whatever
rank they might have held, who served
under Sheridan in the West or the East,
have Bhown by their language that they
loved and honored him. That is some­
thing you cannot say for every man who
wore the shoulder straps of a general."
The News in England.
LONDON, Aug. 8.—All of the evening
papers speak regretfully of Gen. Sheri­
dan's death, and in recounting his deeds
praise him for his brilliancy as a com­
mander and a tactician. The Globe is
especially kind, and it eulogizes him at
length. It commends him highly for his
ability to control volunteers, and thinks
that the legacy tfact wilt be left by such
men as Sheridan, Grant, Sharman and
Lee is this: That volunteers may be
trusted, but it is madness to leave them
untrained and unprepared.
It Has to Do with Military Matters Only
and the Relations Between the Vatican
and the Italian Government Will Not
Be Meddled with by Germany's Kins.
ROME, Aug. 8.—Germany has given
the pope to understand that the visit of
the emperor to Rome has to do purely
with the military relations, and that the
relations between the Vatican and the
Italian government will in no manner be
touched upon. The most cordial letters
have been exchanged between William
and Humbert with reference to the ap­
proaching visit.
English Woolen Mill Hands Demand
More Wages.
LONDON, Aug. 8.—Card-room hands in
the Blackburn mills threaten to strike
unless an advance of 10. per cent, is
granted. Eighty thousand operatives are
Political and Labor Troubles in France,
PARIS, Aug. 8.—The Royalists of the
department of Chorente have issued a
circular to their friends warning them
that as they value the honor and dignity
of the party not to vote for Gen. Bou
langer, whb, they assert, is now sup
ported by few others except Bonapart
ists. The volume of the strikers has
been Bwelled by the Masons, who de­
mand six francs per day, instead of five.
The Pope's Health Improves*
ROME, Aug. 8.—The health of the Holy
Father has improved of late. The min­
eral water regime has been abandoned
and tonics resorted to. There are hopes
of complete restoration at an early day.
His Hoiinpss takes exercise in the gar­
dens of the Vatican daily.
Forbids Public Assemblages.
PARIS, Aug. 8.—The mayor of Amiens
has forbidden the public to assemble.
Strikers continve their agitation, troops
guard the town hall and patrol the
streets. Several additional arrests have
been made.
A Queen's Domestle Muddles.
LONDON, Aug. 8.—It is announced that
Queen Natalie will appear in person be­
fore the synod of Belgrade to oppose a
decree of divorce or separation.
The Senate Sub-committee Is Working
on Them Early and Late,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.— The senate
tariff sub-committee is still at work
early and late upon the details of the
tariff bill, with the determination
to make all necessary changes in
the original draft before it is
reported to the full committee of the sen
ate, expecting thereby to bring out a
measure which the majority in the sen­
ate can stand by as a whole. It is, at- the
same time, giving brief, informal hear­
ings to all who come. It hopes to have
tne work completed this week.
Alabama State Election Turns Out the
Same as It Always Has.
MONTGOMERT, Ala, Aug. 8.—There
was so little opposition to the Democratic
state and county tickets that there was
little effort to secure news. The Repub­
licans had county tickets in half a
dozen counties and there were very
few independent tickets. The local con
tests were betweeft Democrats. The leg­
islature is overwhelmingly Democratic in
both branches, while Governor Seay
and the Democratic state ticket carry
nearly every county by considerable ma­
This Is Due to Gen. Black.
WASHINGTON, Ang. 8.—Col. Laittont
said that he thought it due to Gen
Black, commissioner of pensions, to say
that there was no truth in the reports
that Gen. Black's resignation had been
requested, or that there were any differ­
ences whatever between him and any
member of the administration.
NO 5)
No Troubles Are Expected, But the
Presence of American War Vessels Will
Sort of Brace Up Our Interests There
and Make the Men Feel Better.
NEWPORT. R. L, Aug. 8.—The North
Atlantic squadron, under command of
Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, has been
ordered to proceed to the fishing arounds
in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to look after
American interests there and afford fish­
ermen such protection and assistance as
they may require. No troubles are ex­
pected, but it
thought that this will
have a good effect upon our fishermen
and impress upon their minds the fact
that the government is looking after
their interests. Only three vessels are
available for the service, the Galena, 1
Commander Colby M. Chester the Ossi
pee, Commander William Bainbrldge:
Hoff the Yantic, Commander Heyerman. I
The Hagship Pensacola,. Capt. A. R.
Yates, is undergoing repairs at the Nor­
folk navy yard. The Ossippee will sail
Friday for Halifax, N. S.
The House I^cusses the Advisability to
Have the Departments Represented in
the Cnlnmbns Centennial.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.—On motion of
Outhwaith, of Ohio, the bill authorizing
congress to make an appropriation for
the purpose of representing the several
executives at the centennial exposition
to be held at Columbus was taken up and
In the senate Jones presented a resolu
tion authorizing the senate finance com
mittee to investigate and inqnire into the
truth of the supposed pool the cotton
bagging manufacture. Adopted.
A jonit resolution was passed allowing .•
the Loyal Legion, G. A. R. and Mexican I
War Veterans to wear a common badge,
to be provided by the G. A. R. society,
Sucb In the Record of the Latest Mur­
dered Man In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.—Dennis McGurl has
just died from gunshot wounds received
a week ago in a quarrel with Henry
Hacker, a German. McGurl had serve£
a year in the penitentiary £or stealing
hogs Hacker is an old man and peace­
able, but McGurl entered his yard and
insisted upon quarreling. Hacker rushed
into his house, secured a shotgun and
discharged its contents into McGurL
Hacker is out on bail, but will "be re
They Were Numerous During the Past
Twenty-Fonr Hours.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.—Violent deaths have
been unusually numerous within the
past twenty-four hours. Reports show
that two persons died from injuries re­
ceived in assaults, three were killed at
railroad crossings, two deaths by drown­
ing and one fatally injured by a grip car.
At 7:30 a. m. the body of Michael Reese,
a prominent citizen, was found in Lin­
coln Park. It is supposed he died from
heart disease.
The Utes Have Cleared Out. it.
DENVER, Col., Aug. 8.—'News from Ig-
nacio, the headquarters of the Southern
Utes, is to the effect that the Utes have
suddenly disappeared. It is believed that
they have left their villages for the pur
pose of having a conference with the
Northern Utes before meeting the United
States commission that is to negotiate
with them for their rmoval to Utah.
A Cleveland Woman Burned to Death
and Her Husband Becomes a Maniac.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 8.—Mrs. George
-Allen was burned to death late in the
night by the explosion of a gasoline
stove. She rushed from her house and
fell upon the pavement. Every particle ,
of clothing was burned off but .her shoes.
Her husband is now a maniac from the
All Saw the Sea Serpent.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Aug. 8.— Capt. Del
aroy and the crew of the sloop Mary
Lane, with quahogs from New London,
saw the sea serpent off Port Judith. The
creature was seventy feet long, as big
around as a barrel, with eyes as large as
the crown of a hat, and its jaws were five
feet long and studded with six-inch
Advancing Freight Rates to Mississippi
River Points.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8.—At a meeting of
freight agents held in the Rookery build­
ing all Illinois roads were represented.
After two hours' wrangling adjournment
was had until the afternoon. Rates to
Mississippi points will probably be ad
ranced, also the Wabash rates to Toledo.
Wants to Become a Mnsenm Freak.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—Matt Byrnes, the
Staten Island youth who jumped from
the Brooklyn bridge Friday last, has
stated that the incentive for his act was
ambition to become a star attraction in a
dime museum.
Fetr Winona Printers Strike.
INONA, Minn., Aug. 8.—The compos­
itors and pressman of the Herald sturck
for shorter hours. Their places were
partly filled with men from La Crosse
and the paper is appearing as ustaaL^^
Wace* of Glass-Workers. ».
PITTSBURG, Aug. 8.—The wages of the
tableware glass-workers have .been set­
tled by a conference in this, city on prac­
tically the same basis as last year. All
of the flint glass factories will resume en

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