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YOL. LOGANSPOET, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 15. 1891 40. DEWENTER THE HATTER. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." r Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, ( Strecker Building.) r- Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND ^PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. * Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettifBt patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. COMING IN EVERY DAT i SPRING GOODS For Suits, Overcoats And Trousers. i, ' •' You can pick one out now and get it MADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. You get a tetter choice that way. E. F. KELLER T a i 1 o r, 311 Market Street, DEATH THE YICTOE General Sherman Defeated in His Last and Greatest Fight, The Old Hero Forced to Give Up •the Unequal Battle—His Brill- . iant- Military Career. SHEHMA3T IS DEAB. .ffE-w Yomc, F*). 14.—General Sherman died at 1:50 p. m., after a brave struggle for life. The improvement in .his condition Friday, which . filled Ms many friends with hope that he would win the battle, gave way to alarming' symptoms which caused the attending- physicians to Announce that the end was rapidly approaching-. The members of his family were hastily summoned to his bedside and remained with him to the end. The General was unconscious for some time before death. He did not suffer any pain. His respirations grew weaker and.ceased entirely at 1:50. The end came so easily that for a moment it was not possible, to realize that he was dead. Dispatches were sent by Secretary Barrett to President Harrison, General Schofield, Secretary Proctor, Mrs. Senator Sherman and other relatives. • The watchers beside the bedside of the dying hero refused to give up^very thread of hope until the 'last" moment. The famous patient had rallied so many times since he was taken ill that his . friends believed he would again keep death at bay. Even when his. head sa.nk perceptibly to the right side and there was no respiration for fully a minute, at 13:35, the physician, . Dr. Alexander, turned to Senator John Sherman and said: l: IIe is not dead;' he will 'breathe; again." 'And the relatives and friends about the couch drew a breath of relief. • The doctor's prophecy .was correct, for the great warrior moved uneasily in less than a minute and he made a move as if to lift his eyelids, but for the first time his strength had deserted liim,. and alter a feeble' effort he sank wearily back upon the pillow. . Dr. Alexander made .two or three attempts to revive him, but did not succeed, and Although he did not communicate his belief to the members of the family he expected the end and waited for it to-occur every moment. He was unconscious all this time and had been since 0:20 o'clock in the morning, when he looked at his brother, the Senator, and his children, and addressing 1 , the former, syjd: ''There, there, John, it's pretty hard; comfort the children." : These words, so far as known, were his last. • At 1 o'clock there was a movement on the part of the dying warrior, as he lay on his camp-bed in the center of the large apartment .where he has been confined since last Sunday, and a noise came from his lips as if he was trying 1 to speak. The physician bent over him, but the noise had stopped. He said it was the mucus on the lungs, and when it was heard a few momenta later the doctor said, with his head on the grand old soldier's breast: "The end is no far off." For nearly half an hour there was no movement on- the part of ..the dying man. About 1:45,. about five minutes before the end, there was just the suggestion of a movement of the General's arm and a'moan came from his lips. The sound was like that of a man attempting to speak, but changed to a" low gurgling noise. The physician in the room reached over and watched the patient's face closely for a moment. Then he turned to the weeping relatives clustered about the couch and said quietly: "The General is dead.' • For a moment there was no movement or sound save the weeping of the relatives. Then the General's private secretary left the room and went to the telegraph office two blocks- away. , He wrote a' telegram to the President which said: "General Sherman died at 1:50 o'clock. His death, was painless." The body remained on the camp bed where the General had died. Many persons called at.the house to express their sympathy. .The family declined to see a.ny one.. Secretary Barrett, said the' arrangements for the funeral are in charge of Henry W. Slocum. The interment will probably be made in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, where his wife and other members of his family-are interred. • The funeral services over the remains of the General will.take place on Thursday from his late residence, although, it • may be deferred if his .son does not arrive on that day from Europe on the Majestic." -Thursday evening the body will be taken to St. Louis in a special train of three cars. It will be in Charge' of General Seofield,. and will be accompanied by a delegation from Post LaFayette, Grand Army of the Republic, No. 140, oi this city. General 0. 0. Howard will have charge of the remains while being conveyed from the house to the depot. A special bpa^ will be in waiting at .the foot of Twenty-third street to convey the remains to the Pennsylvania depot. THE rnEsroEXT IXFOII.MS CONGRESS. WASinxfiTOsr, Feb. 14.—The news ol General Sherman's death reached Washington in the form of a private dispatch ts the President from Senator Sherman, which contained the simple wordsi "General Sherman passed awav at 1:40 p. m." . <• The President set the following message to Congress: "To THE SEMATE AND HeiTSB OP EKPBKSENTArrvES: The death of'William Teoumseh Sherman, which, took place to-day at his residence In the city of New York at 1:30 o'clock p. m., is ac event that will bring sorrow" to the heart of every patriotic citizen. No living American was so loved and venerated as he. To look upon -his face, to hear his name, was to have one's love of country intensified. He served his country, not for fame, not out of a sense of professional duty, but for love of the flag and of the beneficent civil institutions of which it was the emblem. lie was an ideal soldier and shared to the fullest the esprit deoorps of the nrmy, but he cherished -the, civil-institutions organized under the constitution and was only a. soldier that these might be perpetuated in. -undiminlsiied usefulness and honor. He was. fn. nothing an. imitator. A profound student of military science and, precedent, he drew from them principles and suggestions aud so adapted them to novel conditions that his campaigns will continue to ba the profitable, study of tbe military profession throughout the world. His genial nature made him comrade to every soldier of the great Union army. No presence was so welcome and inspiring at the camp-fire or commaadery as Ms, His career was complete: his honors were fnil. He had received from the Government the highest rank known to our military establishment and from the people unstinted gratitude and love. No wqrd of mino can add to his fame. "His death has followed in startling quickness that of the Admiral of the Navy, and it Is a sad and notable incidatit that when the department under which he -served shall have put on the usual emblems of mourning, four of the eight Executive Departments will be simultaneously draped fn black, and one other has but to-day removed Uie crape from its walls. "BESjAMD? HARRISON." A son. of General Sherman called on a Times reporter at the' newspaper headquarters near the Sherman residence and severely arraigned him for printing, a statement concerning the administration of extreme unction to General Sherman by a Roman Catholic- priest, i v Mr. Sherman's vehement .objection was to what he construed to be ;L statement in the article that Kev. Father Matthew A. Taylor was admitted quietly into • the house and that there had been great secrecy about it. • He admitted extreme unction was administered to the General -at "the request of the family. It was true that Genera! Sherman, was gasping 1 for breath at the time, and might not have been conscious of whal was going on about'him. M'r. Sher; man declared positively, tha-t his father was not a Roman Catholic, anc had neither asked for nor consented to receive;. extreme unction. Genera' Sherman's children had asked the pries! to administer the last rites of the Eoman'-Catholic church to their father, and it-had been done. There had been no secrecy about it whatever. Senator John Sherman has sent to the Times thislejter:- "&ENILEMEN: A paragraph in your paper tbis morning gives an erroneous view of an. incident in General Sherman's sick chamber which wounds the sensitive feelings of his children! now in deep distress, which, under the circumstances, I deem it proper to correct. Your reporter intimates that advantage was taken of. my temporary absence 'to introduce a Catholic priest into General Sherman's, chamber to administer the rite of-, extreme unction to the sick man in the .nature: of. a. claim that he was a Catholic. It is well, known that his family have been .reared by their mother, a devoted Catholic; in her faith 'and now cling to it. It is equally well known that General Sherman and myself,- as well as all my mother's children, are by inheritance, education and connection, Christians, but not Catholics, and this has been openly '.avowed on all proper occasions by General Sherman; but he is too good a Ohrls- "tian and to humane a man to deny to." his' .children the consolation of their religion. He was insensible at the time and apparently at the verge of death, b'at if he had been well and In the full exercise of his faculties he would not have denied to them the consolation of the prayers and religious observances for their father' of any class, or'denomina- tion of Christian priests or-preacbcrs. Certainly,'if I had been present, I would at.the request ol the family have assented to and reverently shared.in an appeal to the Almighty for the life here and hereafter of my brother, whether la a prayer or extreme unction, and whether uttered by ,a priest or preacher, or any other good man who believed what he spoke and had an honest faith in his creed. I hem' that, your reporter uttered.a threat to obtain information .which Lean riot beiieve yon-woa.'d fora moment tolerate. We all. need charity for our frailties, bat I can feel none for any one who would wound those already .in distress. Very truly yours, i . Jons SHERMAN." The administering to General Sher•man!.of the sacrament of extreme unction, created much discussion! It was said that Father- James M. Byrnes had administered the sacrament. JBut he said to a reporter: "I do not know whether General. Sherman received extreme unction or not. I certainly did not. administer it. I do not know whether,Father Taylor did it or not. General Sherman must have expressed an intention."to, became.a Catholic or he could not have received that saeraiment. As I .never talked with. General Sher-man in my life I do not know what'his, views were." ' '. • BIOGRAPHY OF A HERO. William Tecumseh Sherman, was born In. Lancaster. O...February 8, 1830. He was tne' elii'.d, i&d was adopted by Thomas AGAIN FIRST IN THE FIELD! NEW & ELEGANT SPRING WRAPS! Blazers and Reefers. In Light Colors, Tans and Black, Stylishly Made up. Prices the Lowest. Get First Choice. WILER & WISE, 315, 4th St. Whose Store is'-Chuck Full oi Spring Dress Goods, Trimmings and Wraps- I WHISTLE D. A. HA UK, He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. Best Watch for the money. Best. Spectacle for the money. Best work done for the money. No. 41O Broadway. tne Jeweler and Optician, D. A. HA UK. ETOIIV asv 1 tfttenoect • scnool in -Lancaster until V36, when ae entered the Militar; Academy at west. Point, graduating from that institution in 1840, standing sixjh In a class of forty-two members. He. receivec his first commission as a Second-Lieutenant In the Third Artillery July 1, 1840, and was sent with that eommandto Florida. On November SO, 1841, he-was promoted to a' First-Lieutenancy. In 1843, on his return from a short leave, be! began the study .of law, not to make it a profession, but ' to render himself ft more intelligent soldier." In 1848 when the Mexican war broke out, he was sen) with troops to California, where he acted as Adjutant-General to General Stephen W. Kearney. On his return, In 1850, he was married to .Ellen Boyle Ewing at Washington, her father, his old 'rdond, then being Secretary of the Interior. He was appointed a Captain in the commissary departmen^ September 21, 1850, but resigned la 1853 and • was appointed manager of a bank in San 'Francisco, but subsequently took up his residence in New York as agent for a St. Louis firm.' In I8r*59 • he practiced law , -In Leave.nwortU, Kan., and the following year became 'superintendent of the* Louisiana State Military Academy: It was while he was acting in this connection :that Louisiana seceded from the 'Union, and General Sherman promptly resigned his office. On May 13, 1881, • lie., was - commissioned Colonel of the Thirteenth Infantry, with instructions to report to General Scott at Wasfc ington. Sherman was put in command of a brigade in Tyler's Division. On August 3, 1861, he was made - a Brigadier-Geaaral of volunteers, and was sent to _be second in command to .General Anderson, in Kentucky. On account of broken health, General Anderson was relieved from?: thfi command, a.^d General S.'iet'rau'.i succeeded him on .October 17. Just -after, the capture' oJ- Forts Henry and Djuelson, in 1SS3, General Sherman - ; was • assigned, to thw. Array of the Tennessee. In the great battle ol Shiloh, Sherman's. : division served as a sort' of pivot. He was wounded in tbs hand during the fight, but refused'-.to. .leave-, the field.. General Jtolleck declared that 'Sherman saved the ffSunes of the day on tha 6th, and contributed largely to tae glorious, victory of the 7th.'" General Sherman was always conspicuous for judgment and dnsh. He was made a Major-General next, and on July, 15 lie was ordered to Memphis. On account of brilliant services iu the . Vicksburg campaign' he,.was appointed a Brigadier-General. On October 14, .1863, General Sherman was ordered to take his corps to the relief of General Kose- crons,-wbo had been .forced back into Chatta nooga after the'battle of Chickatnauga. .On the morning of the 2Mb Sherman pursued'the enemy.,by the roads north of. Chickamauga and everywhere destroyed the rebel communications. During these 'operations General Burnside was besieged at Knosviile.' Sherman made forced marches to his relief, and, alter supplying h" 1 *' tw'fihed back -.to General' Grant'had been made Eieu- tenant-General he assigned General Sherman to tbe command of the. military division" of the Mississippi. On February 19, 18M, General Sherman received the thanks. : ot Oon^ gross for his services in the Chattanooga campaign. On April 10 he .received nis Borders tx>'< •move against Atlanta. His "forces then consisted of 99,000 men, with'254 "siins, waile'tn* , Confederate army,' under: Johnston, was composed of 62,000 men. . Sherman •' repeatedly attacked the enemy, v wbo gradually fell back. On-'July 17 Sherman: began:' the direct attack on Atlanta;.' In a number b*;, severe sorties the Union, forces were yictorkxig,; and on September 1 the enemy evacuated th» \' place. Sherman immediately moved.forwardto. 1 the works that covered Savannah, and soon captured that .city. His army had marched 800 miles in twenty-lour-days through:'-the'., heart, of- .Georgia .and had achieved ft splendid-victory^ • Sherman Tvosmade'a Major-'"'• General and received the thanks of Congress for his triumphal march. Sherman.left Savin* • nab. in February, and soon flanked Charleetov compelled its evacuation, and entered do-, "- lumbus ' on the 17th. He thonoo moved on Goldsboro, opening a com-" munication - by the Cape Pear ' rlvw- with. Suhofleld. Johnston. at Greens- '' bbr'o, received news ol .Lee's surrender, *«nd 'sent word to .Sherman 'asking on what term* he would receive his surrender. Sherman 1 made a basis of agreement whioh. was repudiated by the Government as being to»-i lenient The General determined riotto revisit" Washington, but finally did so at the special re- ^ Quest of the President. General Sherman took leave of his army on May 30. From, June ST. 1804, to March 3,1868, he was in command of rt*,. •, military division of the Mississippi; Upon tk*., . appointment of Grant as General of -thoarmyW:" Sbennan was promoted,to be Lieutenant-Gen-^' eral, 'iind when Grant-became President ol the*United States, March 4, 1809, Sherman sno— , t • oeeded him. as General,»with, headquarter* ! •> at Washington. At nis own request, and im , • order to make Sheridan G-oneral-in-Cnfef be, r j- was placed on the" retired list, wita full fsj vtt,' ' , emoluments, on February 8,18S4. foi awhile* after : that the ...General resided in St.. ' Louis, but some years ago moved to New York, whore he became a great favorite- * , There was hardly a night that he did not.»t- • tend <some dinner, entertainment or. theater^'"' party, and he became well known.- is an' eloquent after-dinner speaker. The General lived very quietly with bJ&'tam- .ly at. bis house in Seventy-first street, near , Central Park. , i , General .Sherman leaves six children—EST. ',Thomas Ewlng Sherman, Philomel Teoamaek , Sherman, of the law flrrn of Evarts. CSoat* »- • JJeamuu, Mrs. A. M. Th'aokera','of Kosemont^ , '»,,. Mrs. T/W. Fitch, of Pittsburgh, .»*, ' Misses Kachael and Ellen Sherman.' Mr». ' Sherman died two-years ago. _, v> Mrs.. Theodore R-ench,, aged 109; ^ died at'Syracuse,^. Y. ' .j_>' '