Death's Toll in 1909
Washington, Jan. 5. —During the
year just closed death has reaped a
bountiful harvest. It is said that he
loves a shining mark and is a re
spector neither of person or rank.
The record of the year 1909 fully
bears out this popular belief in the
grim reaper's predilection for distin
guished prey as well as his utter dis
regard for the rank or importance of
his victims. With indiscriminate
ruthlessness he has invaded all ranks
of human kind and has spared neither
royalty and the aristocracy of birth
nor the foremost ranks of workers in
every field of human activity. The
ranks of distinguished men and wo
men have been sadly thinned during
the year just ended and appalling is
the list of the famous persons who
save been removed by death during
the past twelve months.
Out of the ranks of ruling mon
archs death selected but a single vic
tirae, Leopold 11., king of the Bel
gians. In the general opinion of the
world the loss caused by his'removal
was not great. Infinitely greater was
the loss caused by the death of Karl
Theodore, duke of Bavaria, who, al
though of royal blood, never occu
pied a throne, but became a famous
eye specialist and a benefactor to
humanity. The Russian imperial
house lost two of its members, Grand
Duke Michael Nicolaiewitch. the
grand uncle and Grand Duke Vladi
mir, the eldest uncle of the emperor.
Another victim of royal blood was
Don Carlos de Bourbon, duke of Ma
drid, the pretender to the Spanish
throne. Last on the list was Prince
Suleiman, brother of the deposed
sultan of Turkey.
The ranks of nobility were consid
erably thinned during the year.
Great Britain lost the Marquis of
Ripon, the Earl of Leicester, for 66
years a member of the house of
lords; Lily, duchess of Marlborough,
Consuelo, duchess of Manchester;
Baron Gwydyr. the oldest British
peer. Sir John Watts Reid. Sir Roland
Blennei nassett and Sir Andrew Lusk.
Foremost among the distinguished
statesmen and diplomatists of the
world who paid their last tribute dur
ing the year was Prince Ito, the
"great old man" of Japan. The
death roll in this category contains
many other names scarcely less con
spicuous, among them those of Prince
Michael Hilkoc, the Russian council
lor. President A. A. Moreira Penna
of Brazil: Chang-Chih-Tung. grand
councillor of China: Miguel Iglesias.
Peruvian general and statesman: Dr.
Manuel Amador, first president of the
republic of Panama; Jose A. Arnago,
Panama's secretary of foreign rela
tions: Dr. Theo. Barth. the German
Liberal leader: H. E. Hoerring. for
mer premier of Denmark: Marquis
Emmanuel de Xoailles, the French
diplomat: Hugh Oakley Arnold-For
ster, the former British secretary of
state for war; Friedrich yon Holstein.
the German statesman: Count yon
Arco-Valley. German diplomat:
Pierre Ernest Pinard. a cabinet min
ister under Napoleon III.; Sir Thomas
Bent, premier of Victoria; Hon. J.
H. Hofmeyr. member of the execu
tive council of Cape Colony; Sir Ed
mund John Monson. the English dip
lomat; Alessandro Fortis. Italian ex
premier: Ethan Allen Hitchcock, sec
retary of the interior under Presi
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ister to Panama.
Three gove *nors, Samuel G. Cos
grove of Washington, George L. Lilley
of Connecticut and John A. Johnson
of Minnesota crossed the big divide
during the year and also seven for
mer governors, Caleb Walton West of
Utah, Wm. A Poynter of Nebraska,
Frederick Hoi brook of Vermont, the
oldest in the United
States; Thos. T. Crittenden of Mis
souri, Robert J. Reynolds of Dela
ware, Charles J. Bell of Vermont and
Miles B. Sweeney of South Carolina.
Among the distinguished members
of the American congress who died
in 1909 were United States Senators
M. N. Johnson of North Dakota and
A. J. McLaurin of Mississippi; for
mer Senators John Conness of Cal
ifornia, Matthew C. Butler of South
Carolina, David Turpie of Indiana,
Wm. M. Stewart of Nevada and Wm.
A. Harris of Kansas; Representative
David A. De Armond of Missouri and
ex-Representative Wm. B. Morrison
of Illinois and George W. Wilson of
Ohio. The de: th roll of foreign legis
lators includes Wm. Chisholm, mem
ber of the legislative council of Nova
Scotia; Sir John C. R. Colomb, for
mer member of parliament; Eugene
Gouin, French senator; Senator Jos.
R. Thibaudeau, sheriff of Montreal;
Sir Fred Wm. Holder, first speaker of
the house of -epresentatlves of Aus
tralia, and Win. Court Gully, for ten
years speaker of the British house of
The top ran to of the army and the
navy in this and other countries lost
many distinguished members. Two
naval comandors, famous though de
feated, were among the dead, Admiral
Cerviera of Spain, and Vice-Admiral
Sinovi P. of Russia. An
other famous victim was General Mar
quis de Gallifet, the French army
commander and General Calderon
Reyes, commander-in-chief of the
Columbian army. The American army
lost Lieutenant General Henry C.
Corbin, Major Generals Alfred E.
Bates. Elwell 3. Otis, Oliver O. How
ard and Robert P. Hughes; Generals
John D. Babcock. the famous Indian
fighter; John 3. Mountz, the "Drum
mer Boy of Missionary Ridge"; James!
Shackleford, a veteran of the Mexi
can war. and ;i number of other army
men of high rank. The navy deplores;
the loss of Rear Admirals Charles S.
Cotton. Sam I?. Franklin. Edward T.
Strong, George A. Converse, Judafa
Thomson. Charles J. Barclay. Chris
topher J. Cleborne. Robert W. Milli
gan and Henry Erbeiv. also Captain
Sam W. Is. Di< hi. former judge advo
cate general i f the United States
navy and Captain John Joshua N.
Webber, who was*executive officer of!
the •.Monitor" during the fight with
the "Merrimac" in 1862.
Among the distinguished digni
taries of the c hurch who died during
the year were Cardinals Serafina Cre
toni and Sanchez y Hervas; Arch
bishops Arthur Sweatman of Toronto
and Joseph Thomas Duhamel of Ot
tawa, Ont.; Bishops Bernard J. Mc-
Quaid of Rochester, Joseph B. Cot
ter of Winona John Shanley of Far
go. Wm. George McCloskey of Ken
tucky, all of the Roman Catholic
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church; Bishops George De N. Gil
lespie (Mich.) and Wm. H. Hare (S.
D.) of the Protestant Episcopal
church; Bishops Charles B. Galloway
and Seth Ward of the Methodist
Episcopal church south; Dr. Daniel
Ayres Goodsell, M. E. bishop of New
York; Archbishop Roerdan, primate
of the Danish church, and three fa
mous preachers, Edward Everett
Hale cf Boston, Theo. L. Cuyler of
Brooklyn and Wm. R. Huntington of
The bench and the bar lost many
shining lights, among them Associate
Justice Rufus W. Peckham of the U.
S. supreme court; George Fltz Gib
bon, lord justice of apeal in Ireland
since 1878; Frederick de Maartens,
the Russian expert on international
law, and Wm. T. Pipes, attorney gen
eral of Nova Scotia.
Education deplores the loss from
its ranks of Carroll D. Wright, pres
ident Clark college; Marcus Dods of
Edinburgh university, Rev. John M.
Lang, chancellor of Aberdeen uni
versity; Jules Ernest Naville of Ge
neva; Professor Ernst yon Halle, the
German economist and educator; Dr.
B. L. Wiggins, vice chancellor of the
University of the South; Dr. James
H. Carlisle, president emeritus of
Wofford college, South Carolina, and
one of the two surviving signers of
the Ordinance of Secession, and Dr.
Wm. Torrey Harris, former U. S.
commissioner of education.
Among men prominent in finance,
industry and commerce death reaped
a bountiful harvest during the year.
The roll includes Edward H. Harri
man, the railroad kind; Henry H.
Rogers, of the Standard Oil company;
Robert Hoe, manufacturer of printing
presses: Colonel Attila Cox, railroad
magnate; Sir Frederick Will, organ
izer of the Imperial Tobacco company
of Great Britain; J. O. Carter of Ha
waii; Wesley Hunt Tilford, vice
president of the Standard Oil com
pany; Dr. Heinrich Wiegan, director
general of the North German Lloyd;
Amzi L. Barber of the Barber As
phalt company; Peter Fenelon Col
lier, the New York publisher; Dana
Estes. the Boston publisher; Robert
Pitcairn, for 53 years of the Pennsy
vania railroad: Colonel Albert A.
Pope, bicycle and motor manufac
turer; William Watson of the Cunard
line: Edward A. Jones, founder of
the Metropolitan Life Insurance corn-;
pany; Wm. Purcell, the Mexican fi
nancier and railroad owner and the!
hankers Anson R. Flower, Silas B.!
Dutcher, John C. Brown and Cor
nelius C. Cuyler of New York, Laz
arus Silverman of Chicago and Theo.
Harris of Louisville, Ky.
| Four distinguished inventors joined j
[the silent majority during the year, \
..Major Edmond Louis Cray Zalinski,
U. S. A., retired, the inventor of thej
[dynamite gun and other appliances!
jof war: John Dennin Hall; Dr. Theo.
j R. Timhy, one of the inventors of the
revolving turrets used on warships,;
| and Charles B. Withington, the in-1
ventor of the McCormick grain bin-,
j der. I
The profession or engineer, builder
I and architect were invaded by death
i during the year just ended and
j among his victims were Jose F. do
| Xavarre. builder of the first modern
apartment house in New York; Lieu-j
tenant Lucien Napoleon Bonaparte
Wyse, the French engineer and ex
plorer: Dr. H. C. Potter, founder and
builder of the Pere Marquette rail
road; Orrin S. Wood, who built the
first telegraph line from New York to
Philadelphia: Joseph Marshall Gra
i ham, Joseph C. Meredith, Leffort L.
Buck, Colonel John Mechan and Chas.
Fred. Wingate; also the architects
Charles Follen McMim, New York;
Theo. Minot Clark, Boston; Professor
Alfred Messel, Germany; Colenel
Elijah E. Myers and Theo. W. E. De
The world of science lost a num
| ber of distinguished men. among
j them Cesare Lombroso, the Italian
criminologist; Dr. Anton Dohrn. bi
ologist; Dr. Vittorio Raffaele Mat
toucci, seismologist; Simon Neweomb.
[astronomer; Professor Emile Hansen
end Dr. Lorenzo Gates, botanists; Dr.
William Jones, anthropologist; Dr.
Samuel June Barrows, criminologist;
Dr. Wm. Tillinghast Bull, the famous
surgeon: Dr. Thad. A. Reamey,
gynaecologist; Dr. Robert A. Murray,
j Or. Martin H. Boye, chemist; Henry
jF. P. de Parville, Dr. George D.
IDowonnt, George Picot, secretary of
the French Academy of Sciences and
Hr. William H. Edwards, the natural
The year was unusually disastrous
'to the world of literature. Among
the distinguished poets, novelists and
dramatists removed by death were
Catulle Mendos, Marion Crawford,
George Meredith, Rosa Nanchette
Carey, Mary Evelyn Moor Davis, Ar
thur Wm. A'Beckett, Ernst yon Wil
denbrueh. Hesba Strotton. the Coun
tess de Chabrillon. Mrs. Sara King
Wiley Drummond, Mrs. Elinor Mac
Cartney Lane. Algernon Chas. Swin
| burne, Stofan yon Motze, Chas. War
jren Stoddard. Olive Logan, Mrs. Au
| gusta Evans Wilson, Sarah Orne
Jewett, A. Marpeles, Baron Detlef
yon Liliencron. Sir Theodore Martin,
George Manville Fenn, John B. Tabb.
William Clyde Fitch, the playwright,
; and Naphtali Herz Imber, the Yid
• dish poet.
j Deaths' harvest among newspaper
writers, editors and others belonging
to the Fourth Estate included Rich
nrd Watson Gilder. Colonel Alexander
|M. McClure. Wm. M. Laffan of the
New York Sun. Raymond A. Patter-
son, Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Tribune; Leopold Sonneman,
founder of the Frankfurter Zeitung;
Albert Pulitzer, formerly of New
York; Paschal Grousset, the French
journalist; Horace St. George Voules,
editor of the London Truth; Homand
Lamont, editor of the New York Na
tion; Russell Sturgis, James McAr
tbur, Chas. D. Deshler, Mayo W. Hez
eltine, George A., Edes, the veteran
California editor, and Colonel Leo
pold Markbreit. mayor and newspa
per publisher of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The stage lost many distinguished
representatives, among them Benoit
Constant Coquelin, the famous
French actor, and Ernest A. H. Co
quelin. "the younger Coquelin";
Adolph yon Sonnenthal, the great
Austrian actor; Mme. Helena Mod
jeska, the great Polish tragedienne;
Richard Golden. Carl F. W. Ahrendt,
John W. Albaugh. Mrs. Ettie Hen
derson, Lionel Brough. the English
comedien; Geo. W. Moore, the pio
neer American minstrel; Heinrich
Conried, the actor-manager of New
York; Henry Wolfsohn and Mme.
Apollonia Maretzek, an old-time oper
The list of artists and art critics
removed by death during the year in
cludes the German sculptor Anton
Hesse, the French sculptor Alex.
Charpentier; Hermann Maulbach,
the famous German painter of chil
dren; George Herbert McCord, land
scape and marine; Edward H. Bar
nard, landscape; Mrs. Jennette Shep
herd Loop, portrait; J. Otis Minott,
miniature; Francois Emile Michel,
the French artist and critic; Guii
laume Dubufe, John Knowlton Ar
nold, Edward John Gregory, Louis
Loeb, Jules Clement Chaplain, John
R. Tait, Jean Paul Selinger, James
D. Smillie, Francis Lathrop and Wm.
Powell Frith; Emmanuel Poire (Car
an d'Ache), the French cartoonist;
Charles Green Bush, the American
cartoonist, and Charles M. Murtz,
director of the Buffalo Fine Arts
Among the distinguished composers
and musicians who died during the
year were Dudley Buck, the organist
and composer; Joachim Andersen, the
Danish composer and conductor;
Isaac Albeniz, Spanish composer;
Charles Bordes and Francis Thome,
French composers; Sally Liebling, the
German pianist; Louis E. E. Rev,
Benjamin J. Lang, Richard Hoffman,
dean of the New York musicians:
Frederick R. Burton, an authority of
Indian music and many others.
The list of victims which death;
picked from among the great philan-!
thropists and social reformers of the'
world during the year includes Wil
liam Lloyd Garrison, the merchant
and reformer; Father John of Kron
stadt, known as "the uncrowned
pope of Russia;" Charles X. Critten-;
ton, founder of the Florence Critten-i
ton homes for women: Wm. Henry
Baldwin. Mass.: John Stewart Ken-'
nedy, New York: Wm. Christie Her- !
ion. Ohio: Wm. Connell. Pa.; Gener- j
al Wm. J. Palmer, Colorado, and
David Jackson. California.
The roll would not be complete
without the names of a number of!
distinguished men and women, re-j
moved by death during the year, j
who do not properly belong in any of'
the categories mentioned. Among!
them were Geronimo, the noted
Apache chief: the widow of Ferdi
nand de Lessepps. of Suez and Pan
ama canal fame; Marquis Costa de
Beauregard, the French academician;
George Thornhill Angell. "Friend of
the Dumb Animals": Mrs. Anna Eliza
Hubbard, the famous Civil war nurse;
Stephen Therry, founder of the Holy
Name society; Louis Prang, father of
lithography in the United States;
Mrs. Carrie Burnham Kilgore, the
first woman lawyer in Pennsylvania;
Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, a daughter of
Jefferson Davis; Mrs. Elizabeth Tay
lor Dandridge, a former mistress of
the White House; Captain Thomas
l Phelan, the Irish-American patriot
and soldier of fortune; State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren of New York -
John Ferguson Hume, the noted abo
litionist; Baron Guenzberg, the rep
resentative of the Jews before the
Russian government; Elias Jackson.
("Lucky"! Baldwin, the veteran
man; Rudolph Lexow. one of the
survivors of the German revolution
ii 1848, and Alonzo E. Horton. foun
der of San Diego, Cal.
STORIKS ABOUT PEOPLE.
Trailing Jeff Davis in Arkansas.
Arthur MeNay of Galena is telling
a story of Tom Botkin, assistant sec
retary of state; Ed Sapp and one
Sapp and Botkin spent two weeks
recently in Arkansas hunting, a trip
which they make annually. "It is
said." tells McNay, "that on one of
their trips they ran across the tracks
of what seemed to be a fearful and
wonderful creature. The remark
able part of the track was that it
was a biped and the feet were point
ed in opposite directions. Determined
to ascertain what kind of a thing it
was that could go both ways at once,
Sapp took one track and Botkin took
the other. Before separating they
agreed to meet at the starting point
in two hours.
At the appointed time the trailers
met as agreed upon.
•Well. Sapp."' asked Botkin. "what
did you find?"
"Well," replied Ed. "I followed
tne trail about a mile and met a na
il ye. He told me I was tracking Jeff
Davis and was doing fine, as there
wasn't a hound in the state that could
follow the governor's trail. I went a
bit further and found Davis playing
seven-up with a bartender to see who
would set 'em up to a crowd of hill
billies. What did you find?"
"Ah. ha," gasper Botkin. "Now
I know how it is that Davis owns
Arkansas. Right now, over that
ridge, Jefferson Davis i 3 a leader in
prayer at a prohibition convention.
That man can walk and talk both
ways at once and these people don't
know It. Wonderful! Wonderful!!"
—Kansas City Journal.
A Diplomatic Clergyman.
In 1747 John Brown was invited
to become the pastor of a church at
Hingham. There was but one op
ponent to his settlement, a man whom
Mr. Brown won over by a stroke of
good humor. He asked for the
grounds of his opposition. "I like
your person and your manner," was
the reply, "but your preaching, sir,
"Then," said Mr. Brown," we are
agreed. Ido not like my preaching
very well myself, but how great a
folly it is for you and me to set up
our opinion against that of the whole
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Two Men of One Kind.
Dining as honored guest with the
governors was Private John Allen of
Mississippi, whose very whimsical
way of saying things makes people
smile. He himself told what hap
pened when he was once called upon
"I got up and said," explained Pri
vate Allen, "that I came with the
understanding that I was not to speak
during this trip. Then some one
cried from the other end of the room.
'Yes. and I came with -the same un
derstanding.' " —New Orleans Pica
♦ WITH THE FIGHTERS. ♦
The American Athletic club, a
new Boston boxing club, will stage
bouts of the no-decision order.
Ray Bronson is willing to box Lew
Powell in San Francisco providing
the weight is 133 pounds three hours
before the bout.
Bill Papke is to get $2000 and
$500 aditional for expenses for his
end of the coming fight with Willie
Lewis in Paris.
Chicago. Jan. s.—Many prominent
merchants and manufacturers were
on hand today when the Illinois rail
road and warehouse commission be
gan its hearing on classification mat
ters. The large shippers have com
bined with a view to inducing the
commission to issue a new rule with
regard to shipments which are un
claimed. It is desired that the rail
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