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Preliminary Arrangements for the
Foneral of General Grant ,
Central Park , Now York , Selected
as the Place of Burial.
The War Department to Have
Ulmrgsoi thsEomains ,
Words of Sympathy From the
Press and People of All Lands.
Preparations for Memorial Ser-
oices Throughout the Country ,
The Condition of tlio Grant Estate
and His " 1'ornonml McmolrB , "
MOUNT McGnEaon , July 21. The one con-
itlon Imposed by Genornl Grant before he
icd upon thoBO who should decide the place
of hla burial Is the cause of delay in fixing the
apot for sepulchre. Mayor Grace's chief
clerk , Mr. Turner , ia hero and his boon in
consultation with Col. Fred Grant. lie has
formally and in parson for Mayor Grace ,
urged the acceptance of ft burial spot In any
of the parks of New York City.
There ia n strong fading in the family of Gen.
Grant that the Now York proposition la the
onu that would hnvo gratified the general , but
the condition that Mrs. Giant might bo bur
ied beside the general ia ono that
the mayor's representative cannot nccedo to
and tolographio communication 11 now goiug
on between here and Now York on that
point. The president's messenger had not ar
rived nt 11 o'clock , and when ho does it is not
unlikely that the condition rotative to Mrs.
Grant bsing ourled beside him will also then
causa some delay , pending n conference with
others. The invitation of the city of Spring
field , Illinois , la not being seriously consid
ered aa yet , though General Grant , before
death , Indicated Illinois aa the place to be
buried in preference to the other states which
claim him , inasmuch as Illinois gave him his
first army commission. But
which ho designated , and ono of them ,
, Washington , ia now under consideration. The
9. ' third place indicated by the general waa West
Point , but ho recognized at the time
of the suggestion that West Point waa the
spot where hia wifa could not rest beside him
and that fact removed from the general's
mind the possibility of being buried there.
It was after that that the general relegated
the whole question of the burial spot and fu-
naral to Col. Grant who is now carrying on
arrangements for his father's funeral. It ia
now iully determined that the funeral obse
quies will begin ut Mount McGregor. The
lamily fully recognize the claim of the people
and the nation to do honor to the remains of
Gen. Grain , but there ii a feeling that
before all pomp and pageantry
of burial , the family should have aon > o
private ceremonies. The family would bo
slono when their funeral service is hold and
before the remains go out to the people to
mourn over. Thus the funeral services tor
tbo family will bo hold hero in the cottage at
such time as may seem boat. Dr. Newman
will bo with the family and conduct with
them the services over the dead. The presi
dent is anxious and expressed himself by
message that there should bo a national funer
al , and under the direction and care of the
wir department , beginning when tbo remains
shall leave the mountains and end at the
place of seuplturo.
While sittlnir on the hotel veranda this
afternoon Dr. Dougloa chatted at length with
a correspondent about Gen , Grant , and of the
loDgtrUlof suffering just ended. "Do you
remember , " eald Dr. Douglas , "that during
the last week I said to you that there was a
subsidence of the swelling in the overlying
tissues on the tight side of the neck ,
and that I said on the day I spoke about It ,
that I had been able to examine the general's
throat much deeper and with greater ease
than in a long time. Do you remember that ? "
Ilia hearer recalled it clearly and said so.
"Well , then , " resumed Dr. Douglas , "lam
going to tell you of an experience I had with
General Grant on the afternoon of Thursday ,
July 16 , and at the time I bad observed tbo
indications about his throat which I have
spoken of. During the afteruoon of that day
the general wrotu this. " Dr. Douglas drew
( ram his pocket several slips written by the
general and read what the sick man had writ
ten as follow : "I feel sorry at the prospect
of living through the iiunmer and fa 1 in the
condition I am m. I do not think I can , but
I may , except I do not gather strength
I feel quite in Wf 11 from day to day ai I have' '
done heretofore , but I am losing strength. I
feel it more in the Inability to move around
than in other ways or rather in the lack of a
desire to try to move. "
"When I had lead that , " added Dr. Doug
las , "I turned to the general and tried to
cheer him by telling him of an apparently
improved condition of his throat and neck , to
which in reply the general again wrote :
'After all that , however , the disease la still
there and must bo fatal in the end. My life
ia precloua _ of course to my family and would
bo to mo if I could recover entirely. There
never was one more willing to go than I am.
I know moat people have first one
and then another little thing to fix
up and never get quite throuch. This was
partially my case , 1 first wanted so many
days to work on my book so the authorship
would be clearly mine , It was graciously
granted to me , after being apparently much
lower than since , and with a capacity to do
, moro work than I ever did in the same timo.
c My work had been done so lustily that much
waa left out and I did it all over from the
crossing of the Jamea river in 18G4 to Appomattox -
attox In 18G5. Since that I havn added aa
much as titty yagoa to the book , I should
think. There ia nothing more to do , and
therefore I am not likely to ba moro ready to
go than at thia moment , ' "
Mr. J. W. Arkell has arranged the follow
ing time table for the removal of the remains
from Mount McGregor :
One week from next Tuesday , August-1 ,
leave iiount McGregor , at 1 p. in. ; arrive lit
Saratoga at L1 p. m. ; loavtt Saratoga at 2:30 p
m , ; arrive In Albany atI p mj leave Albany
at 1o'clock noon Wednesday , Augutt 5tbj
arrive about 4:30 : in Now York.
In thu interval from -ll0 ; ! p , m , to noon
Wednesday , Augutt 5th , the remains will lie
In state in the capitol , and from the timecf f
the arrival in New York on Wednesday after
noon until Saturday , August 8tb , the body
will lie In state at the city hill. Thu
public obloquies will take place on Saturday
at such tloio as the civic authoritlet may
arrange , and the interment will then follow ID
Central Park.
NEW YOIIK , July 21. The baard of alder
men met to-day. Mayor Grace sent ini
communication to them and called thnir at
tentiou otlicially to the death cf Gen. Grant ,
quoting tha latter of yesterday to Mrs , Grau
and the answer from C < > 1. Grant. Appropri
ate res Unions were dieted. The resolution
extend sympathy to the family of tha de
cease I , and authorize tha proper authorities
to cfler sepulchre for tha bidy of Gen Grant
in any of the public puks which the famil )
may select , and tuy that the city hall will bi
draped and placed at the di poaal of th
family for the reception ot the remain !
m *
A committee to make tha necetiary prepar
ations for the funeral was appointed , and a
copy of tha resolutions was sent to the gen
eral's family. A communication from Clerk
Turner , who had been sent to Mount Mc
Gregor to confer with tha Grant family , w e
retd , which stated that the proposition of
Now York City offering a place of sepulchre
for the general a remains will probably be ac
cepted. A resolution was adopted empower
ing the miynr , in CMO the proposition is ac
cepted , to appoint a committed to collect the
quota to be contributed by the people toward
a national monument ,
This afternoon Mr. Turner , Mayor Grors'g
chief clerk , received n me ' go which deter-
ml Led the question of Grant' * burihl placa in
favor cf Central patk , Now York. It WAS as
follows : "Your two telegrams just to band ,
and I understand the matter to bo now defi
nitely settled that Gen. Grant's body ia to bo
ntcrrod here. Wo cannot take any moro
definite action in regard to the matter of Mrs.
Grant until a later date. The faith , of the
president of the board of aldermen and my
own is pledged that we will see , when a little
time hai passed away , that the wishes of the
family are gratified by a formal resolution of
the board. Answer immediately , so I may
appoint a _ commit too to make my quota for a
grand national monument."W.
"W. K. GRACE. "
Upon receipt of Mayor Grace's telegram ,
Mr. Turner repaired at once to the cottage ,
where a conference was held with Col , Fred
Grant. The colonel read the mayor's dispatch
and retained it. At the close of thu confer
ence , Col , Grant assured the mayor's repre
sentatives that ho and tha family thin for
mally accepted tha tender of n burial place for
Gen. Grant and Mrs. Grant in Central park ,
in the city of Now Yoik , and that he and the
family would mw proceed with all the funeral
arrangements with reference to the nbjvo con
clusion. The mayor's messenger then tele
graphed to Mayor Grace the roault of his
The stock exchange committee
to-day re
ported appropriate resolut'one , a copy of
which were ordered Rant to Mrs. Grant.
Mayor Grace to-day received the following
dispatch from hia private secretary at Mount
McGregor in regard to the oiler made by tbo
city of the place of burial in one of the parks
belonging to the city : ' 'Col. Grant instructs
mo to say that upon the condition that the
wish of the general that a place bo reserved
btsido him for Mrs. Grant ha and the family
definitely accept. You are , therefore , at lib
erty to take action upon this Information
which ia final. The family prof r Centra
1'ark. "
The mayor to-day appointed n > committee of
100 citizens to raise New York City's share
of the expense for the erection of a national
monument to Gen. Grant. Among the mem
bers of tbo committee are Samuel J. Tilden ,
Chester A , Arthur , Alonzo B. Cornell , Wil
liam M. Kvarts , Oawold OttomlorlFer , George
Jones , Thomas L. Jamoa. Kdward Cooper ,
Smith Kly , jr , W. | 1I. Wickham , Roscoe
Conkling , Noah D vis , Cornelius N Klisa ,
Kugene Kelley , George Bliss , Whitelaw Held ,
John Jacob Astor , Parko Godwin , Henry
B. Hyde , Gen. George 15 McClellan , Dr.
Fordyce Barker , Cornelius Vanderbilt , Jesse
Sellgman , Joseph W. Drexel , David M.
Stone , D-iyid Dews , Hamilton F sh , Pierre
Lorilland , Ogden Goolet and Joseph Pulitzer.
The board of officers of the grand com-
mandry of the military order of the Loyal
Legion , at their headquarters at Philadelphia ,
have notified the Now York commandry that
upon the action of the latter with respect to
the funeral of ita late commander , Gen.
Grant , being communicated to them , they
will convene the different commandriea
throughout the union and iasuo n proper order
for participation in the obsequies and
ST. Loi'is , Mo. , July 21. Acting Mayor
George W. Allen to-day telegraphed to C'ol.
Grant , offering a place for the interment of
Gen. Grant's remains in this city.
CHICAGO , 111. , July 24. All the principal
buildings of the city have been araped in
black , and thla baa alao been obaorved to a
very considerable extent among the private
residences of the city. It is expected that a
public funeral pageant will occur here on the
same day as in New York , Some comment
has been made owing to tbo failure , thus far ,
to decoratu the government buildings.
One of the officiate in th government
building here said to-day : "I have every
thing ready for decorating the government
building , I con have fifty men at work on It
In thirty minutes , and they have their designs
and materials all ready. I am simply waiting
for orders from the treasury department at
Washington. Several telegrams haye passed
back and forth en the subject. I was asked
for estimates and sent them. Not receiving
any answer I telegraphed again , saying wo
were behind every other public building in the
city , but no answer has yet been received , I
asked for ? 500 , which Is very little , consider
ing that the decorations at the court house ,
when Garfield win buried , coat § 1,200. "
WASIIINOTON , July St. The draping of the
public buildings iu honor of Gen Grant is
about completed. The capitol building waa
draped under direction of Col. Canady , ser
geant-at-anns of the tenate , and Gen. Clark ,
clerk of the house. There is no authority for
making an expenditure for this purpose but it
Is expected congress will make the necessary
appropriation. For the present the draping
consieta of a broad bn d of black around the
pillars with streamers around the portico
and balconies on all sides of the building , In
the event the remains are brought here the
drapery of both outside and inside of the
building will be very elaborate. Twelve largo
columns at the front of the white bouto are
covered with mourning their entire
Inngth with festoons at the base.
Festoons also extend from column to column
at the top. A broad band of black extends
the entire length of the front of the house just
beneath the windows on the eait llocr and al
so atound tha outside of the largo portico.
All tbo windows in the front of the house are
surrounded with mourning emblems. The
drapery on the state , war , and navy depart
ment buildings ia very simple , Kight ot the
small columns at each of tha sovou entrances
have a band of mourning with a roeette and
streamers In front , The doors of the signal
otlice are heavily draped and festoons hang
from the windows on the fir t lloor.
The treasury building la the simplest and
most tastefully draped of all the department ? .
About -1.003 yards of black material waa used.
Kadi ot the sixty fix co umns surrounding the
building Is covered with a broad , black band ,
then there U a space of two feet and another
band two feet wida. Tacked to these are
heavy roietta cf bunting , Tboro are no thgs
and streamers , and the effect of the huge col
umn i in plain deep mourning ia very striking.
The two columns at the east corner on the
east and west of the building have in addi
tion , a fold of bunting twisted around extend
ing over other drapery from about half way
up the column to tna base , On the oust front
there are thirty columnc , nil draped alike as
described , and in addition the lamps on tbo
staircase are draped , and four columns jusl
inide , In the uast and west dear * In the corri
dor , are in mourning. There are ten col
umns each at tha north and south entrances
and twelve at the west.
LONDON , July 21.-The Post sayi : The
American republic hai lost one of its moat il
lustiioui cltizsna. Gen , Grant will be best
remembered as the able soldier who prevento
the final severance of the great republic. I
la thus ho will he known to posterity. Thong
not a Napoleon or a Wellington he handltc
large armies and led them to victory , '
The Standard save "Although the deal
of Gen. Grant was long pxpectejthn event i
not the lets deplored , We can only shar
with his mourulng countrymen In a seme o
the Ion of one whoso career waa eo hnnorabl
to himself and 10 useful to his n&tivo hud. 1
that were potjlbl-j ; be even rose ia popular ! !
when the nation saw tha way he faced pover
ty and ruin. Simple and modest , ho waa
never cast down by reveries nor olntod by
proipetity , Never a great strategist he knew
only one course , namely to fipht. To-day
from Capo Cod to the Alsatian isles , the land
will ones more revive the fading memories of
the war. "
The Telegraph devotes tow columns to a
review of General Grant's military career.
Editorially it tnt : "Yesterday the greatest
and most tnccest'ul soldier that the United
States produced breathed hia last , In
no 'portion of the United States have the
financial disasters marking the close of Gen
eral Grant's cucer bfnn regarded with moro
sympathy than In 1'ngland. Beyond all
others ho was the beet fitted to cope with the
tremendous critiswnich made him , and when
the grave closes over all that IB mortal of
Ulysses Sinnson Grant , it will be felt be
leaves bohlnd him no man cast in simpler ,
elnceror , or moro heroic mould , "
A number of prominent Americans will
assemble to-morrow at the residence of Min
ister Phelps to coniult upon proper measures
to be taken In view of the death of Gen'
Grant , and to adopt resolutions of sympathy
with the family cf the dead soldier. The
legation will ba closed on the day of the
LONCON , July 21. Mrs. U. S , Grant Ac-
coot our deepest sympathy In the loss of your
distinguished husband. We shall always
look back with gratification at having bad tf
advantage of knowing him personally.
MONTREAL , Can , July 21. Mrs. Grant :
I am greatly grieved to got the sad news of
the general a death , Pleaao accept ray most
sincere sympathy ,
WASHINGTON. July SM. Secretary Bayard
baa addressed all tbo diplomatic and consular
offices of tbo United States inviting attention
to the president's proclamation announcing the
death of Gen. Grant. Bayard directs that
Hags of cilices bo displayed at half mast on thn
reception of the circular and the symbols of
mourning ba assumed for thirty days.
SrniKOFiXLD , III , , July 24. Governor
Dglesby issued a proclamation to-day request
ing that delegations bo appointed by all
military and civic organizations of the stale to
represent their respective bndloa ot the funeral
of General Grant ; that flaga on all public
julldines bo allowed to remain at half-mast
until the cloeo of the burial services , and that
u all communities memorial service bo held
on the day of the funeral ,
QoiNCY , III. , July 21. William W. Berry ,
commander of the Illinois department of the
frand sirmy of the republic , to-day issued in
crder directing each post to unite In a body
with their fellow citizens in their repective
ocalitlea in a memorial service on the day of
Grant's funeral and to delegate eno or more
of its members to escort the remains of the
reneral to their list resting place.
WASHINGTON , July 21. Sergeant-at-Arma
Canady , of the senate , to-day received the
allowing dispatch from Sv. Clalr Springs ,
Mich. : ' 'It ia prrper that the senate of the
Jnited States shall participate with the other
departments of the government and with the
> eople iu doing honor to the memory of
jon. Grant. I therefore designate ) the
ollowing senators to represent that body
n connection with the funeral ceremonies
Morrlll , Sherman , Logan Cameron , Hamp-
, nn , Brown , Harris , and Miller , of Alabama.
You will notify them immedsately and you
are requested to officially accompany them ,
3f the senators named by the vice president ,
Miller la in Alaska , Cameron in Montana ,
aad Harris and Brown out of the reach of the
Lelegraph , The remaining senators were no
tified by telegraph to night , and the yice
president was informed of the absenca of
others , and naked to name substitutes. This
will probably be done to-morrow. Although
the vica president only named nine senators.
it is probable a full delegation of twelve will
DO presnt at the funeral.
President Cleveland waa to-night advised
by telegram from Adjutant Gen. Drum , now
at Mount McGregor , that he delivered the
president's letter to Mrs. Grant , and that ehe
and the children expressed a desire to have
[ Jen. Grant burled with national honors ,
Their wishes will be respected , and the ceremonies -
monies will take place as already indicated In
tna prois dispatches. President Cleveland
and members of the cabinet will attend the
funeral In New York on Saturday , August 8 ,
The drapery of the interior department is
very elaborate and makes a very effective dis
play. The massive pillars on the southern
portico are draped in solid black from the
basis ono third of the way up. Streamers of
black run from pillar to pillar forming a fes-
toned canopy over the passage totheentrance.
The doorway is draped in black in gotblc
styles with roseates and the American colors
worked In. In the interior hallways the col
umns are draped In black and festooned at
the the ceilings. The ballusters of the rolling
about the portico are draped and the lamp
posta are covered with black with the
American colors entwined , The
four entrances to the building
are draped In a eimllar manner , while at the
four corners the windows of tha first , second ,
third and fourth stories are all festooned and
centered with rosottes. The exterior door
ways throughout the buildinga are heavily
draped. Tbo materials used in tie work are
illk dross goods.
The bureau of education building and that
of the labor bureau are handsomely lraped ,
The postollico department building Is cov-
red with black at all available and effective
ointa , Tha pillars on the four sides are
envlly draped , the blcck surfaces being
roken with rosettjj and streamers. The
mp posts about tha building are also cov
pocial Telegram to The BEE.
NEW YOIIK , July 21 , The Sun says : Mrs ,
Irant'd share of the proceeds of Gen , Grant's
ook , "Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant , "
will be between 5300,000 and 5500,000 , The
publisher , 0. L. Webster , Bay a the guarantee
ales of 203,000 sets of hooka have already
een made by genta who were now gathering
ubscriptiona , and the number will soon bo in
creased to 500,007. The work will be Issued
n two volumes , to bo published separately ,
about the first day of December and Marcli
next irspotively. They will both ba soli
exclusively by subscription , Webster sail
or Europe August 10 to arrange for the pub-
ication of the book In Kngland , France , tier
many , Italy and Austria , Norwegian and
L'ortaguese publishers have made overtures to
imblUh tbo bxiks , Mrs , Grant will have a
large portion of the sale of the book In foreign
cjuntries , Gen , Grant's sons have no moneyed
Interest in the book. The publishers have now
complete manuscript for both volumes , They
have the first volume in type and find it uin-
tairuSSl pages instead of MO , thirty-eight
chapters Instead of twenty-five and fifteen
maps Instead of five. The second volume will
contain about tiOO pages instead of r > 00 , forty
chapters instead of twenty five and from
thirty to forty majx instead of six aa repre
sented In the first bound cample. In tree calf
the books cost $25 a set. It Is alleged eavera
persona have prepared books about Goa.Grant
with titles which are calculated to lead the
public to suppose they are. hU personal mem
oirs. Gen. Grant's publither wrote to him
on thia tubjrct and Gen. Grant replied :
MOUNT McGitEGOii , July 4. 1885. Charles
L. Wtbittr & Co : DEAR Sins : Your letter
with reference to imitations of the title page
of mv Personal Memoirs , ia received. It
sreiLB increditable to me that any one could
ba unprincipled enough to obtnln tubicrip-
tipus to a book of the character you came by
leading the public to believe th V IU the ont
which I have written. But If such is the cat
I think the wiiest course Is simply to let th
public know that this wrong Is being done.
Yours truly ,
I" . S. GnANT. "
Mr. Webster went to Mount McGregor
Saturday with the last proofs of the book.
Gen. Grant in his sick room , heard the man's
voicD attthe door , and asked who was there.
"Mr. Webster. " he w s told. "Oh. that's
good , " he said , "he' < got the book , " i'roppoil
up in his chair the general road the proofs and
made a change in the battle of Chamtiions
Hill ( limit's county , G . ) , In the Vicksburg -
burg campaign ho wanted den. Sherman put
in at Bolton Station. "Gen. Sherman waa
not in the thick of the fight , " Gen. Grant ex
plained to hia publisher , ' 'but bo was march
ing to the battlefield with his troops. " The
last thing Gen. Grant did in hla book was to
revise in the battle of Shlloh the note in re
gard to Gen. Wallace's part , The change
was favorable to Gen. Wallace.
Last Saturday afternoon , while Webster
waa at Mount McGregor , Grant hobbled out
on the veranda of the houio twice. The second
end time was at1:12 : o'clock in the afternoon.
The airwas quite cool , but ho remained half
an hour. He appeared so strong that Web
ster believed ho would live till fall. Webster
thinks now that Grant's resolve to finish his
book , and eo provide for hia wife , was what
kept him alive so long. Mn , Grant will have
a competency from the sale of Grant's book
so that she can afford to lift the mortgage for
$02UCO on the house at No , 3 East Sixty-
Sixth street , but the family , will probably
never occupy the house again. They never
felt at homo there after the removal of
Grant's war relics and memorial treasures In
May. Grant's connection with Grant &
Ward led his relatives to inves' . their
possessions with the firm and when the crash
came it swept away not only the fortune of
Grant and of Iris wife and and three eons , but
of the four families of blood relations , Grant
felt responsible for the support of all those
dependent on him on account of the failure ,
and for all them ho expected to make provis
ion from what the book would yield. Mrs.
Grant , who receives the benefit of the book
without qualification , may use the money aa
she may choose but she will undoubtedly fol
low out Grant's plan of benefaction , She will
toll the Long Branch cottage. Col , Grant
will have hia father's library and all his
papers , many of which are very valua
ble. Some ot them are autograph letters
of European rulers. U , S. Grant. Jr. , may
remain on hia New Jersey farm , Jesse Grant
has a chance aa engineer in a project for a
railroad in the valley of the Euphrates. Mrs.
Nellie Sartoria will return to England where
her husband and children ore. A rumor haa
been in circulation that the fund of $250,000 ,
which was subscribed for Grant a few years
ago and was invested in Toledo & Wabash
second mortgage bonds and hnld In trust by
the executors of Goveinor Morgan's estate ,
was soon to be pat into other securities. John
T. Terry said , yesterday , that George and
Alfred Hoct weio still trustees of the money.
Governor Morgan's estate guaranteed the in
terest on the bonda and "the investment waa
perfectly good
Special Telegram to The BEE.
CHICAGO , 111. , July 21. Such influences as
made themselves felt in tbo local grain mar
ket were mainly of a bullish character and
brought about slight advances throughout the
entire list. Trade waa on a fair scale in every
thing except provisions , these articles being
very dull but heavy at a slight decline. Wheat
was subject to about tbo usual influence ,
mostly of a bullish character , and ranged ir
regularly upward , sustaining the advance
with a fair degree of strength. Among trad-
era tbo stronger feeling waa put down as a
sort of a natural reaction after the several
daya of bear market. Among other firming
influences were the reported damage by hall
storm over a large area of Dakota wheat , the
buying of stuff at the opening against puts ,
the strength at St. Louis , that market being
largely oversold , and rust and worms reported
in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.
No. 2 spring sold at 87jjc early , but closed
nominally Tower. At 1 o'clock the market
waa about steady at a decline from the top
prices , owing to heavier offerings.
Corn drew a large share of strength from
wheat and oats and ruIeoVfirm after the first
half hour's trading , whtA was on a market
slightly under yesterday's closing. No. 2
cash sold at 4G&o. The close of _ the morning
session waa about steady and fairly firm ,
Oata again attracted considerable interest.
The opening waa firm for the July delivery at
Jc over yesterday's closing micas , and selling
up another ic under skillful manipulation by
heavy holders. This advance , however , waa
not susta ned , the close being easier at about
bottom prices , Long futures were feature
Provisions were generally lower and easier
at a decline. The receipts of live hogs were
moderate > nd there were Bo orders on the
floor among hog product traders. The close
of the morning session was dull and quiot.
Fat native cattle were igain in good demand
and sold fully aa high ss.nny day this week.
Choice 1,100 to 1,500 pounds steers sold
at S5.805.0 ; prime to good steers of
1 200 to 1,300 pounds and thereabouts sold
at [email protected] 70 and fair steers of 1,100 to 1,200
pounds , st [email protected] HO ; greasers no matter
the average are selling at from § 4 25 to
48D and alontr there , Texans sold at about
10 same prices as yesterday. The plentiful
upply and low price of Texana has brought
own the price on cow stock and common
atives , titocknrs and feeders are dull and
rices extremely low. Shipping steers , 1,850
ol.COO pounds. $5,[email protected] 90 ; 1,200 to 1,300
ounds , ? [email protected] ) ; 950 to 1,200 pounds ,
J.708J53G ; through Texas cattle , firmer ;
50 to 1,000 pounds , $1.00 ® 1.25 ; 700 to 000
wunds , ? 0.03.70 ! ) ; GOO to 700 pounds ,
! [email protected] 25.
In hogs the bulk of receipts were of heavy
orta and prices igain dropped about lOc on
uch , while light sold equally as well aa
fsterday. Strictly heavy packing sorts sold
own to § 4 [email protected] 3J ; and best heavy , ot $4'30
ft4.45. A few loads of butchers' pigs sold at
; [email protected] ; packing and shipping , 200 to 340
inunds , [email protected] ; light weight * , 130 to
70 pounds , [email protected] ; ISO to 210 pounds ,
* [email protected] 05.
KKOKCK , Iowa , July 24. The KookukCon
Utution's special from MountStorling ( Iowa ;
ays Dtto Todd , aged IS , son of James Todd
i farmer living four miles east of tint place
vas killed by a mowing machl no , the horses
Kcoming frightened and running away. It ia
euppoted that Todd waa fixing the names
and the oiling the machine at the time.
The wife of Hov. John Lfght , residing pea
Uoiton , thia county , wai run over and killed
, ast night on the North road while attempting
, o cross the track In front of a train ,
U. B. Loomis , of St. Loui * . engaged In Bell
Ing a counterfeit detecter card , arrived y eater
day afternoon and caused the arrest uf hi
partner , Frank N. Crocker , and a woman wh
he claims Is bia wife , on the charge of elop
Ing , The matter waa afteiwarda settled be
tween the patties and Loomis and woman returned
turned home lost night , Cracker remained.
He claims the woman is not Loomla'a v. ife
and that Loomis has another wife living ,
James Waugh , president of tha Belleville
national work * , at Belleville. Ill , and son of
W. W. Waugb , on the St. L. 1C. & N. W.
train thla morning , on his way to St , raw
and the lakes when near Canton about 3
o'clock , fell off the rear end of tha sleeper ,
He waa discovered by an engineer of a freight
train , and picked up , taken to Keokukparti
ally unconscious. He was severely bruised on
tno head and left arm fractured , Hla injur
ies are serious theugh not necessarily danger *
ous. | Itia not known bow the accident hap
pened ,
WASHINUTON. July 24GeorgeW.Vilkin >
on , ot Indiana , agent at the Dinah * and
. Winnebjgo reservation in Nebrubv , tui K-
SmlliVs Special Sail From "Hell on
i'arth" 10 a Hot Hereafter ,
Osceola's High Holiday , and a
Gallows Time ,
Cooling Collar for K Brutal Orliu-
Inal IlnnglriK ot Milton W.
Smith Tor the Murder
of Ills -Wife.
Special Telegram to The BEE.
OSCEOLA , Polk Co. , Neb , , July 24. Milton
W. Smith , the wifa murderer , suffered the
penalty of his crime in the jail yard hero this
morning. An Immenaa crowd of people , es
timated at four thousand , surrounded the en
closure. They camu from Seward , Hislnga ,
bholby , Stromsburg , Columbus , Waco
and all the country around , The
town wore a Fourth uf July appearance ,
with a larger crowd than had over
before gathered here. It had moro the ap
pearance of a grand holiday rather than tbo
gloomy spectacle of a gallows and its victim
the legal hanging of a man who , in cold blood ,
took the life of the woman ha had sworn to
protect and support.
The condemned man broke down some
what during the night and expressed a desire
for n spiritual adviser. B. 0. Campbell , a
prominent Methodist layman , called and
olferod priyer in which Smith joined. Campbell -
boll remained with him until the execution ,
Tha prisoner refuted to bo shaved or to hive
hia hair cut , saying ho did not want to leave
a hair iu the town ,
Kiuly this morning the oldest daughter
called to BOO her father , but no conversation
took place , both being in tears.
Sheriff Hamilton swore In fifteen deputies ,
and armed them with clubs to protect the en
closure. Shortly before 10 o'clock Deputy
Sheriff Eelt/.gor requested the people to be
quiet and announce1 ! that the prisoner would
appear and make a speech. The crowd re
mained orderly until 10 o'clok , when sudden
ly a tush was made. With hoots and yells
tha mob seized the barb wire fence and tore
it down and moyed on the enclosure. The
deputies seemsd entirely holplosa and hun
dreds of hands were quickly at work pulling
the slight structure to pieces. This waa easi
ly accomplished without any bodily Injury
being done except hand ) lacera'ted on the barb
The crowd then seemed satisfied and waited
patiently until 10:30 : o'clock when Smith was
led from the jail and mounted the scaffold ,
Ho appeared pale and haggard but walked
firmly without assistance. On the scaffold he
made a speech to the people denying being
guilty of premeditated murder and called up
on God to forgive him aa ho forgave his ene
mies. His foot were then pinioned ;
the black cap placed on his
bead and the noose adjuaed by the ilierilf.
Smith then eaid : "I commit my spirit to God
and my body to wicked pooplo. " The drop
was sprung at'10:45 : and the body dropped six
feet. Hardly a perceptible movement waa
made , but blood spurted from the nostrils.
After hanging four minutes Dr. Hoyden pro
nounced him dead and the body was cut down
eight minutes after the drop. The nock wai
broken by the fall. The body was immedi
ately placed in a coffin , and not being claimed
by relatives waa buried in potters field.
Saloons closed until after the execution , but
when opened were filled with people. Con-
tiderable drunkenness resulted and several
arrests were made. No further disturbance
haa occurred and the crowd ia leaving town.
in behalf of Smith to eecuro a commutation
of his sentence from banging to imprisonment
for life. Petitions to this effect have been
presented to Gov , Dawes , signed by citizens
of Oaceola , the county seat of Polk county ,
where the crime was committed , as well as
personal appeals by the prisoner himself.
They were of no avail , however ; and the ex
treme penalty of the law was meted out to
the condemned man. The petitions in behalf
of Smith bad twenty-six signatures , including
tbo names of the attorneys for the defense
, nd one of the members of the grand jury
hich found the indictment.
r protest has also been presented to the gpv
rnment retting forth that there were co cir-
umstancoa attending the crime , and asking
, hat the sentence be executed , "to the end
hataocioty bo protected , and others deterred
rom doing likewise , " This protest waa
gned by ninety of the leading citizens of
'oik ' county , and was thought to fairly repre-
ent the publio sentiment in the matter , Gov ,
Dawes refuted to interfered with the ox ecu
Milton W. Smith was fifty-eight years old.
The murder for which ha Buffered waa com
mltted on the 27th of November , 1884 , and
waa n most brutal ono. While the mother of
is thirteen children was holding her babe in
; or lap , he entered the room , and without
word shot her down in cold blood. When
ha facta became known , the excitement ran
high. Smith was captured the same evening
> y citizens , and wculd undoubtedly have been
lynched had ho not succeeded in cutting hla
own throat. On the supposition that bn waa
dead , the lynchora left him , but
he finally recovered oonsclouinesa and
hla wound rapidly healed , He waa In
dicted by tha grand jury , and hla trial com
menced March Itltb , 1885 , before Judge
Norval , of the sixth judicial district. The
trial lasted five days , and on March 21th the
jury brought in a verdict of guilty and tha
[ irisoner was sentenced to be hung. The sen
timent of the community heartily sustained
the verdict.
itirni M. BMITH ,
the murdered woman , was Smith's second
wife , and had been married to him twenty-
onu years. She was highly respected l > y the
people of Ojceola , and supported both
her husband and children by taking tn
washing , Smith was diisolute , neglectful and
abusive , and Mrs. Smith had applied for a di
vorce , but hil failed to obtain. U. Shortly be
for the shout ing htt had him held on a
warrant n ho had threatened her life. Thi
seemed to anger Smith and resulted in the
tragedy already aUtod.
Those wora the facts brought forth during
thotritl. Smith claimed thnt his wife had
been unfaithful to him , thus camrag him such
mental anguish as to drive him momentarily
insane. Thia is ono of the pleas he enters in
asking for executive clemency , claiming that
hla life for the post twenty years has
boon a "hell upon earth , " In his loiters to
the governor he also refers to his < Jillilron ,
four of whom are yet under ton yoara of age ,
and pleads to bo spared to them. From bis
former actions , however , It seemed to bo
more merciful to tbo children that they should
not be cumbered with such a father , and U ia
to bo hoped that they will forgot ho ever existed
istod ,
Special Telearam to The BEE.
NEW YoitK. July 2J. The Sun'a London
cable says : All accounts of the fracas be
tween Lord Lonsdalo and Sir George diet-
wind in Kotton Haw show that the latter be
gan the assault by striking Lord Lens
dale on tha head witli a whip and knock
ing his hat oil Into the street , Both men
were on horseback at the time. In delivering
the blow. Sir George cried : 'Take that , you
devil 1"
What in h 1 do you mean1 rejoined
Lord Lonsdale , smarting under the blow ,
"Don't meddle with my Lilly , " shouted his
aqsatlaut , as he again struck Lord Louedale
with hla whip across the shoulders ,
Lord Lanadn'.o ' then returned the blows with
his whip. The horses of the combatants became -
came filghtcuod and began to plunge and
kick Iu mich a lively manner that their riders
were at last forced to dismount. Dropping their
whips tuny continued to fight with their fists ,
Sir George Chotwlnd soon got his opponent's
head in "chancery" and pummelled him re
peatedly. Lord Lonsdalo struggled to free
himself and both men rolled in the dust
Both quickly regained their feet and with
blood ( lowing freely from their notes and
mouths , and their clothing badly torn , re
newed the fight until a mounted policeman
galloped up and separated them. The com
batants entered closed carriages and were
driven to their homes. Legal proceedings are
threatened , but friends of the men are trying
to keep the matter out of court. The tight
has been the principal subject of conversation
In club circles. Sir George Ohetwind WHS
found this afternoon posing on the door step
of his residence In Grafton street with his
carriage waiting th take him for a drive In
the park. He was smiling and liable , and
bore few marks of the moleo. Ho eaid the
quarrel arose out of an expression which ho
had used respecting a certain lady while
riding with Lord Lonsdale In the park last
Tuesday , and which Lonsdalo considered in
sulting. Lord Lonsdalo said nothing moro
then , but afterward wrote to Sir George
some offensive letters to which Sir
George cays , he replied courteously.
He met Lord Lonsdale again in t'-.e park yes
terday when words led to blows , which con
tinued until the young duke of Portland and
Sir W. Cumminsr aeparated them. "You can
see , " added Sir George , "that I am not in
jured , and I don't believe Lonedalo ia much
hurt. " A dozen reporters had been seeking
Mrs. Langtry to-day , but sbo left town last
night , and the secret of her protont where
abouts ie zealously kept by her friends. Lord
Lonsdalo has a black eye and a cut cheek.
He ! s keeping himself closely secluded and
under tbo care of a doctor at his residence In
Carlton House terrace , near York gate , in St.
James' srjuare. He has had numerous callera
during the day , but they were only driven to
the door and left their cards , aa hia lordship
received to see even his most intimate
rionds. Tin ; earl of Lonedalo la the young
man who wud so careful of his honor that ho
Jioundad Edmund Yates to jail last winter
for allowing Lady Strodbrokos , a rela
tive of the earl , to Intimate In the World
that be bad eloped. Ho ia 28 years old ,
nnd has been married seven years to Lady
Grace Gordon , daughter of the Marquis of
Huntley , He became fifth earl of Lonsdala
threeyeara ago , succeeding his brother , who
deserted his wife and died while drunk in a
house of ill-fame. Sir George Che t wind ia
thirty-six years old , is married to Lady Flor
ence , daughter of the Marquis of Anglesey ,
and has one son and two daughters living ,
Ho Isbwt known aa a sporting man , bo'ng
owner of several successful racarp , and Is a
fair wing shot. Ho ia high sherilf af War
wick county and a leading light of the Turf
and Hurlingham clubs.
Special Telegram to The BKE ,
WASHINGTON , July 21 , The signal service
ollice has published a number of papers on the
tornadoes which occurred during the year
1881. They report the number ot storms in
the various states ta follows : Georgia , 38 ;
South Carolina , 22 ; Alabama , 18 ; North Carolina
lina , 12 ; Kansas , 12 ; Iowa , 10 ; Wisconsin , 10 ;
Dakota , 8 ; Kentucky , 7 ; Mississippi , 7 ; Texas ,
0 ; New York , 0 ; Indiana ; Ohio , 3 ; Missouri ,
3 ; MinnotoU , 3 ; Pennsylvania , 2 ; Arkansas ,
3 ; Nebraska , 2 ; Colorado , 2 ; Tennessee , 2 ;
Illinois , 1 ; Indian territory , 1 ; Louisiana , 1.
The following observations are also made :
'The ' rotary movement of a whirling tornado
.oud ia In ninety-six cases reported as against
ho bands of n clock and In six cases as prob-
.ly moving with the hands of a clock , K'ec- '
.rical . dischargee were observed In eighty cases
iB occurring In the clouds surrounding the
ornado cloud , that Is In the clouds near the
.lori/on , and In twenty-seven cases aa occur-
, ng in the funnel cloud. The width of the
lath of destruction , supposed to
mbrace the distance ba.woen the
, roa of the sensible winds on the two sidea of
ho tornado cloud , varied In sixty two casea
rom 70 to D.280 feet , the average beinp 1,037
eet. The length of a tornado's track , in ro-
xirted In thirth-eoven cases , varied from 2 to
30 miles , the average being 0,01 miles.
[ 'he velccity nf progression of a tornado
loild , aa determined from reports , in seven
teen cues varied from 1C to 80
miles per hour , the average being 42
miles , The shortait time occupied by the
tornado cloud In passing a given point varied
Jrom an Instant to about two minute ? , the
aver ge being about forty -five poconda. The
state in which the greatest number of torna
does occurred is Georgia , followed by riouth
Oarcllna and Alabama. The month in whic )
tha lurgtnt number nf tornadoes occurred 1
February , yet this did not Indicate that it wai
the month of the greatest frequency , boQiuat
there were only two days out of the cntir
month on which these storms occurred , Th
month of the greatest frequency , that la tha
mouth embracing thu largest number fcf days
In which tomadom occurred , it July , The
papers say that more than one thousand ; buildIngs -
Ings ware destroyed. The most extonxivu tor *
nado wa in Minnesota , on Beptc.nber Uth.
The estimated loaa by tbii storm ww , § 1,000-
003 ,
ilioCcmur Harvey ,
WASHINGTON , July 21 Acting on the
recommendation of Judge Chenowith , first
auditor of the treasury , Secretary Manning
has suspended Prof Hllgarv ] , superintendent
of the coait and geodetic turvey ; O. O ,
Boutelle , assistant superintendent ; Morgan ,
disbursing agnnt ; ftae-gmuller , chief median-
ican , and Heambrook , the electrotyplst of that
bureau , pending an inventlgatlon tutu curtate
irregulautieiaid to fxlat In that branch ol
the torvlce , Tbo tecretary has also appointed
a commueun consisting of Theme , chief clerl
of the Internal revenue burovi ; Garrison ,
depnty Gist comptroll.T , and Huntlngton , of
the Bftcretaiy a clbee , to inquire Into iho
alleged irregularities. This commission wonfc
to the otnca of the coast rntrvoy to-day and
immediately began Ita labors there Thorne.
ono of the commission , temporarily uvumeil
charge cf the otHco.
LONDON , July 2l. Owinc U ) tlw failure of
Gtodstono'a voice , hta throat hvi boon exam-
mod by specialists , who pronounced the alfoc
tionobittnato uatarrh'of the larynTanil onjolii
entire roil. The report alarms the liberals ,
for Glndslono may bo untvlrio to take-purl In
the election.
CAOT.MCIN , July LM. There ha * been tor
nfio storm at Terre Cajntani hi Italy , Thir
teen persons wore killed , and twenty-two- -
] urod by lightning.
PAUIS , July 21. The new Cliinefo ambas
sador to Franco haa arrived :
I'AIIIS. July 24. The ( tfaulois aayi
Bismarck tugpostod I that Xulfikar Pass bo
made nmitral , thla tolving the difficulty bo-
ftweon Kngland and Kussia in regard to its-
A C1UNK CAiKl ) .
LONDON , July 21. A man waa arrested
this morning on the thargo af making threat *
ajalnst the lifo of ( Princess Beatrice , married
yesterday. The man has boon subjected to
medical examination , but the doctors declared
' .hoy were unabln to determine whether ho
was insane ,
CC9RNHAOKN , July 21 , Conturvativo jour
nals refer to n public rcaiidal involving a
professor In the university , the president of a
loading scientific society , n most eminent
author In Denmark , several wealthy mer
chants , and eomo members of the magistracy.
They are accused of having criminal relations
with young girl . Ten of the culprits have
bean arrested. Two committed suicido. Thu
exposure resulted from an attempt to extort
money , which was resisted.
LONDON , July 21 Miss Moore , an Ameri
can , has taken the first prize for singing at
the Paris conservatoire ,
ST. PEIEIISHCIW , July 21. Tim Svet. the
military organ , reports that a firm in TOXM
has offered to Gen. Komarolf the services of
ono hundred cowboy * in the event of a war
between Ur.esia and Kuplaml ,
Special Telegram to tbo BEE.
NKW YOIIK. July 24. The Horald'u table
aiya : The hitherto mere rumors that the roy
al marriage of Princess Boatrlco and Prince- 1
Henry waa regarded with extreme disfavor at
tbo German court and that th o crown prin
cess protested against the alliance , was offici
ally confirmed in thoststo account of the ceremony -
mony supplied by the queen through tbo
Count Newsman to all press and court Ga
zette. The list of royal personages invited to
the ceremony omits the name of the queen's
oldest daughter. Nor indeed wai the Invita
tion sent to any member of the German reignIng -
Ing lamily. Moreover , the prince and prin
cess of Wales and duke and duchess of 12dn- !
burg preferred to remain on board their yacht
at _ Cowo8 _ dujlng tbo visit to the Isle of
Wight , going on bhoro solely for the ceremony
and immediately returning to their yachts
and steaming away at midnight after the fire
Poisoned by KatlMjj Mc f ,
AESUMITION , 111. , July 24-Several cases of
meat poisoning , very similar to. those at
Momonco , occurred here. Yesterday six mem
bers of the family of T. D. Pastens partook
of aomo ham purchased at a provision atoi'o ' in
town. Shortly after eating ttie moat ono of
the children bad a severe attack of vomiting.
Two others wore thrown Into convulsions ,
and the remainder of the family waa taken
violently ill , Kxpoctincr to demonstrate that
tha moat was all ri ht , the dealer to whom it
had been returned had some of' It prepared
for hia own tablo. Ho and several members
o' his family ate of it , and wore soon suffering
terribly from the effect i. la bath casox i > by-
eicians were spao'iily called aad succoadodiin
saving tha livej of the victims , who are now
Snubbed by a Bird Ilooat.
WASHINGTON , July 23. Some time ago the
department of atato demanded the rcletiBo of
Santos , a naturalized American citizsn , whc
was imprisoned by the Kucadorion govern
ment on a charge of being connected with the
revolution in that country. No reply has yet
boon received from thu president of Jflicador ,
and the representative of the t'nited States in
that country haa boon requested to acquaint
the authoritiea here with the rouson of thu
delay In acknowledging this government's
request , Santos has been imprisoned a num
ber of months. His property was seined prior
to hia imprisonment. Too authorities here
asked that ho be given a trjal , Of late the
government of Kucador haa apparently Ignored Hi
every request mada by thia government in relation -
lation to Santos ,
ol * a Uuckot-BlLop.
SVBACUSE , N. Y. , July -Babcock it
Andrew ? , proprietors of a big "buoliet shop , "
probably the moat extensive In the state ,
failed to-day f or ? W ) 3,000 or moro. The firm'a
principal ollico waa in thia city , and they had
about seventy-five branch ollicex , distributed
throughout the cood-nl/.ed interior towns of
.his state , Now l nland and1 Canada. The
lanagor here says the firm \o \ t $75OGO In the
lay wheat bulge , § ii.r > .000 on the oil rise ,
hrtio weeks ago , and $35OCO in oil and 37,000-
in Jersey Central yesterday. They could have
ot through utter all , only ttioy were short
CO 010 barrels of oil at 7'c ! and below. They
irura their ansetB at a nominal rate mostly In
Hica furniture-ami they have $1,00 , COO In
Htomeru notes , which are almost value.can.
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