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GRESHAM IS DEAD
Cleveland's Secretary of Passes Away. State RESOLUTE TO THE LAST Uis Last Words Were of His Son, Who Absent From Uis Bedside When He Breathed His Last. Washington, May 28.—Secretary of State Gresham died at 1:15 o'clock this morning at the Arlington hotel. Although his recovery was practically abandoned when his spell occurred, shortly before 6 o'clock last evening, the most powerful heart stimulants known to medical science were injected periodically and an infusion of normal saline solution was maae through an open vein in the arm. He recovered slightly, but owing to a severe rigor shortly before 11 o'clock, he began to fail rapidly, and his vitality began to ebb. The three physicians saw that the end was near, and at 12 o'clock withdrew to the ante-room, leaving in the sick-room only the members of his family and the nurses. Up to that time he had been con scious and talked at intervals, words were full of bravery. He fully appreciated his condition, and spoke words of hope and cheer to his stricken wife and daughter. Sometimes his mind wandered slightly and went back to the days of long ago, recalling incidents of happiness in the springtime of his life. He spoke, too, of his absent son, who was speeding to his bedside, all too late. Mrs. Gresham sat by the bedside, smoothing his fevered brow and occa sionally reading to him fiom the Bible passages which he loved.' As the end approached his pulse be came hardly perceptible. Gradually his eyes glazed and closed. Mrs. Gresham, with noble and heroic fortitude, contin ued to read the words of the gospel to her departed husband. Her daughter and son-in-law stood with bowed heads at the side of the couch. At 1:15 o'clock his breathing ceased, a peaceful shadow passed over his pale •countenance, his pulse flickered, and the sorowlng family were in the presence of death. One of the nurses conveyed the news that the end had come to the physicians In the next room and they, in turn, brought it to the watchers in the recep tion room. In the hotel lobby outside were half a hundred of the secretary's friends. No arrangements will be made for the funeral until the arrival of his son today. His SOLDIER, JURIST AND POLITICIAN He Was 63 Years Old and a Veteran of the Civil War. Washington. May 27.—Walter Quin ton Gi-esham was a soldier, a judge and a politician in the highest sense of the , prominent and distinguished in those three great fields of human en deavor. He rose to the rank of major general of volunteers during the rebel lion. He was 14 years United States circuit judge for Illinois, and held three cabinet portfolios—postmaster general and secretary of the treasury under President Arthur, and secretary of state under President Cleveland. Mr. Gresham came of English stock. His ancestors moved to Virginia and later to Harrison county Indiana, where he was born St. Patrick's day, 1832. In 18S8 Mr. Gresham's father was elected sheriff and the next year was murdered by a noted desperado, whom he had gone to arrest. His mother was left a widow with five small children. Walter Q. Gresham was then but 2 years of age. He grew up with but two or three winter^' schooling until he was 16 years of age. By dint of hard work and the assistance of his brother he succeeded in entering the seminary at Corydon. Two years there and one at Bloom ington university completed his educa tion so far as schooling was concerned. He took up the law practice in 1855. The republican party was formed, and with it the first shriek of war was soun ded. Governor Morton appointed him term 1861. Mr. Gresham's regiment was dered to join Grant at Fort Donaldson. August 11, 1863, he was appointed briga dier-general and placed in command of the Natchez division. In the following spring he was placed in command of division of the Seventh corps of the Tennessee, which took part in the cam paign against Atlanta. At Leggett's Hill, before Atlanta, he was struck by a sharp-shooter's bullet. Just below the knee. To the day of his death he recovered the full use of the limb. The war over, General Gresham turned to his profession at New Albany, Indiana. In 1866 he was nominated for congress against M. C. Kerr, but the district was democratic and he was de feated. When General Grant became president he appointed Mr. Gresham United States district judge for Indi ana. When Postmaster-General Howe died, in April, 1883, Mr. Gresham was tendered the cabinet position and ac cepted it. Near the close of President Arthur's term, on the death of Secretary Folger, he' was appointed sec retary of the treasury, a position he held until October, 1884. President Arthur, who had taken him from the bench, had the satisfaction of restoring him to the bench at the cjose of his term, by ap pointing him to succeed Judge Drum mond. or a never re of FUNERAL AT CHICAGO THIS CORNING. Arrangements in Charge of United States Marshal John Arno'd Chicago, May 29.—United States Mar shal John Arnold has been placed in charge of the local arrangements for the interment of the late Secretary Gresh am. Only in a general way has he ranged for the march to the cemetery tomorrow. Colonel Corbin will reach Chicago at 7 a. m. and the marshal and General Merritt will meet him on his arrival and the program will then be definitely arranged. As contemplated tonight, there will be no attempt at disp'ay. It is probable that the only troops participating in the escort will be the cavalry and tillery from Fort Sheridan. The in fantry will be brought to the city with the others at 9 o'clock in the morning, and their participation will depend upon the wishes of Colonel Corbin. Late tonight it was decided that the entire garrison of Fort Sheridan, con sisting of the Fifteenth infantry, four troops of cavalry and a battery of artil lery, should take part in the ceremonies. ar ar SEPARATE CONVENTIONS IN TEXAS One to Determine the Money Issue, An other to Select Candidates. Dallas, Tex., May 28.—Mr. Mclnniss of Bryan arrived today, making a quor um of the state democratic executive committee. Charles Dudley called the committee to order with eight gold and eight silver men on hand and 15 bers of the committee absent. Chair man Dudley therefore held the balance of power. Mr. Ware introduced a resolution that the financial question so far as the democrats of Texas are concerned be referred to a separate state national con vention of delegates chosen by the prim aries of the people, said primaries and state convention not to be held earlier than 1896. Several delegates wished to make the date indefinite, to be left to the future discretion of the state committee, the apparent idea being to hold the primar ies and state convention during 1895. Mr. Mosely, who had seconded Mr. Ware's original motion, objected to any amendment that would bring about primaries or a state convention earlier The free silver question, including these motions was then re ferred to a committee of five, Mr. Hill and Mr. Barefoot for the silver men, and Mr. Ware and Mr. Walker for the gold men, with Chairman Dudley as the fifth member. The committee reported in favor of Mr. Ware's original motion with the ex ception that the date was left blank for the holding of the primaries and state convention on the finance question, the state committee to use its discretion as to 1895 or 1896. mem than 1896. BULLET INTENDED FOR ANOTHER Dispute Among Tennessee Officials With Fatal Result. Nashville, May 29.—J. W. Kirk, perintendent of prisons, was accidental ly shot in the head by Alf Vaughan of Williamson county in the state treas urer's office this afternoon. Vaughan and John Davis of Marshall county had a dispute over an old mat ter, and Vaughan shot at Davis. The bullet struck Kirk, inflicting a mortal SU COLORADO IS FIRM Her Republican Delegates Will Fight for Free Coinage. SOME ARE IN FAVOR OF B3LTING Senator Teller Will Carry the Campaign Into Iowa at the Big Meeting at Des Moines. Denver, May 28.—The State League of Republican Clubs met today, electing full delegations to the National League meeting at Cleveland. A hot fight came up over the resolutions, a minority fa voring instructions to the Colorado del egates to bolt unless the convention came out unequivocally for the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1. The resolutions finally passed in structing the delegation to work for such action by the national convention. The platform adopted is worded in the strongest expressions. A high tariff against all countries refusing to adopt a bimetallic money standard is urged. SILVER IN IOWA. Des Moines, Iowa, May 28.—The ar rangements for the big silver meeting of June 5 in this city are completed. There will be delegations from the silver clubs all over the state. Senator Teller of Colorado will address a great gather ing at the opera house. General A. J. Warner, Hon. Joseph M. Sibley and oth er leaders will attend. QUAKER IDEAS OF SOUND MONEY Opening Gun of the Campaign Fired at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, opening gun in campaign in the east was fired tonight at an enthusiastic public meeting in the Academy of Music. The affair was under the management of a group of the best known financial and business men of, the community and attracted a large audience. George B. Roberts, president of the Pennsylvania Rairoad Company, was chairman. The principal speakers of the evening were ex-Senator George F. Edmunds, ex-Comptroller of the Currency William Trenholm, Con gressman Michael Harter of Ohio, Minister to Russia,Charles E. Smith and James Wharton. In the course of his remarks Mr. Ed munds said: "If any faith can be put in human experience it ought to teach that we can not make a given amount of silver worth any more when it is printed at the mint with the stamp of the United States than it was before. Penn., May 28.—The the ' sound money ex us »f BIDS FOR THE STAT E TEXT BOOKS State Board of Education Busy Making the Selection. Olympia, May 28.—The state board of education has been in session the entire day examining bids for supplying the state text books and scrutinizing the samples offered. During the afternoon the representa tives of several concerns were given opportunity to be heard. A decision will probably be reached within a few days. an SWINDLER MUD GETT PLEADS GUILTY Defrauded -ife Insurance Companies With Bogus Corpses. Philadelphia, May 28.—The trial of Herman Mudgett, alias H. H. Holmes, alias Howard, on the charge of conspir ing to defraud the Fidelity Mutual Life Association out of $10,000 by the imposition of a corpse as that of Ben jamin F. Pietzel, was brought to abrupt ending today when the prisoner pleaded guilty. Sentence was deferred. an NORWAY AND SWED EN AT OUTS The Times" Says the Alliance May Be Dissolved. London, May 28.—A dispatch to the Times from Berlin says the Frankfurter Zeitung reports that there is great .anxiety in government circles in Swed en regarding a threatened armed con flict ending in the dissolution between Norway and Sweden. Jenny Lind was petite and a blonde of the Swedish type. ** CRAZED BY HER HUSBAND'S DEATh Wife of Rabbi Louis Sherefski of In dianapolis Goes Insane. Indianapolis, May 29.—Lewis Sherefs ki, a Jewish rabbi, was stricken with death this afternoon just after finishing his sermon at the synagogue. He became ill during the services, which he managed to finish, and then started for his home. He fell at his door and died in a few minutes. His wife was not at home, but when she re turned, a neighbor told her the terrible news. With a cry, she rushed into the house, and threw herself upon the dead body of her husband, terms she pleaded her husband to speak to her, tore the clothing from his body and chafed his hands. Then ensued a terrible scene, completely lost her reason and became a raving maniac, broke chairs, demolished furniture and smashed dishes. All the women were frightened and ran from the house. The men entered, but could do nothing. The situation was not chang ed until a late hour tonight, and her rea son is probably gone forever. in endearing She SEQUEL TO THE OPIUM SENSATION Mulkey and Bannon Began Serving Their Sentences Yesterday. Portlan, May 27.—Following the con viction of ex-Collector of Customs James Lotan and Seid Back on the charge of conspiracy to land Chinamen illegally, came a mandate on the preme court denying a new trial to ex Special Treasury Agent C. J. Mulkey and P. J. Bannon, convicted on the same charge. The mandate was received to day, and Judge Bellinger immediately issued warrants for the arrest of Mul key and Bannon, themselves this afternoon and began serving their sentences. Bannon was sentenced to six months in the Multnomah county jail. Mulkey was sentenced to one year in jail and to pay a fine of $1,000. Judge Bellinger today fixed the bond of ex-Collector Lotan and Back, pending an appeal of their ease, at $5,000. su who surrendered SENOR ROMERO WRITES ON SILVER Points Out Its Effect on Exports and Imports. New York, May 29.—Senor Romero, the Mexican minister to Washington, tontr'butes to •>.« July number of the North American Review which is of interest in its bearing upon the discussion of the silver standard of Mexico. It encourages largely the in crease of export of domestic products. The silver standard also stimulates de velopment of home manufactures, the price of foreign commodities being high that it pays well to make some of them at home. One great advantage on which Rome ro lays stress is that the low price of silver abroad would be unprofitable to export it. The circulation is therefore increased, so there is now an ample sup ply of money in the banks which stimu lates industry, maintains prices and in creases demands for labor.. On the other hand, he points out that the silver stan dard has greatly reduced importations, and that the import duties, which until recently, were the largest source of Mexican revenue, are therefore much diminished. an article so HERE IS A PR ETTY MESS, INDEED China, Japan, Formosa, England. Russia and France in Battle Array. London, May 29.—A special dispatch to the Pall Mall Gazette from its respondent at Shanghai says a renewal of hostilities is imminent. The vioeroy of Formosa is said to have rebelled against the Pekin. Japanese ships are reported to be cleared for action. The French ships at Tamsui, Formosa, are also said to be prepared for action. In addition, rumors of Russian inter vention are current at Shanghai, and steamers have been ordered to Tien Sing with provisions, in view of the probability of Russian hostility. cor government of Republic of Formosa. Washington, May 27.—A cablegram has been received by the state depart ment from the United States consul at Amoy, China, stating that the soldiers occupying Formosa have declared for the republic. Hot Winds in Nebraska. Kansas City, May 28.^The hot winds which have prevailed over western Mis souri, Kansas and parts of Nebraska the past 48 hours have badly damaged and in some places completely destroyed [the crops.