Beyond The Silent River Mrs Alexander Gordon Death
j I BEYOHD THE 81 .BIT Ii Borne the Spirit of Xrt. Alexander Gordon-Death Falli Upon Her Hoble life Like an Untimely Frost -Stricken Down Juit as Friends Began to Hope. HamlKop was shocked this morning w ten tbe tad Intelligence spread tbat Carrie, the beloved wife of Alexander Gordon, the p esldent of tbe Nlles Tool Works Co., bad forever closed her eye* lids In that dreamless slerp-death. Tbe news of the dcaih of tbls most estimable woman was dcubly shocking lu view of tbe fact that she was up tad arouud the house all day yesterday and, ber friends regarded her recovery as certain. Mrs. Gordon has been serijuslj aick with peritonitis for two week or more;at one time she was critically sick, but s ae rallied and for several days has been gradually and steadily Improving. Yesterday Mrs Gordon was feeling very aucli Improved eni Mr. Gordon went to Cincinnati on a bis'nesi errand. All day yesterday M 1 a Gordon sat up and chatted with ber friends. In the a feet 1 , noon she wrote a letter to her mother and gave the letter to Miss Smltnson to mall, walking to the front door with her. Turning to enter the sitting room Mrs, Gordon uttered a low moan, reeled and fell .Into the arms of ber daughter LUllan who heard her mother's sad words. Dr. George Skinner was hanfly summoned aad the awful truth dawned upon tbe family that Mrs. Gordon had been fatally stricken. One of the lirge blood vessels In the abdomen, probably affected by the peritonitis, had given way; It bad brolccn and with the break the life of a coble woman began to ebb away, Ors. Taylor and Reamy, of Cincinnati, were called into consultation, but Mrs G irdon's aliment was past human science and skill. She remained perfectly conscious, gradu illy sinking, surrounded by a loving husband and willing friends, —all anxious to make any sacrifice for the woman who had endeared herself to them by manifold kindnesses and by her gentle ways,—until 7 o'clo:k this morning when tbe Ruler of all tbe universe called another spirit borne. Mrs.Carrie Gordon was born and raised fa Cincinnati; she passed ber early life In that city and there was married to Mr. Gordon. She was 43 years of age Two children survive her, Miss Lillian and Master Fred Gordon. Mrs. Gordon's mother is still living and resides at Av bnry Park, N. J. Mrs. Gordon was a woman whom none knew but to love. Shs was kind and affectionate to an extreme, Everyone she knew was her friend To the poor she was ever charitable and to do for others was her chief pleasure. She was withal a noble woman, and genuine sorrow reigns in more than one household today, tbe result ot her untimely death. Deaah, however, Is no discriminator of person*; in that last bour material things aid but little, and surrounded as was Mrs Gordon with all that money and an indulgent and kind husband could give, remorseless death still entered. To Mr. Alexander Gordon a host of friends extend their most sincere sympathy in this hour of his greatest tion. Mrs. Gordon and Master Fred Gordon will be here from New Jersey tomor row. The time for the funeral has not yet been arranged.