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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
- - NEBRASKA
THE WORLD AT LAKGE.
Summary of the Sally Nowa,
Irs the Senate on the 31st Sir. Frye re
ported the Union Pacific Funding bill (the
House Outhwiiite bill). The committee's report
was unanimous. After other report, the
Senate resumed consideration of the Sundry
Cirll bill. The amendment appropriating
IT5.CO0 for a public building at Atchison, Kaiu
was rejected. Pending consideration of tho
bill the Senate adjourned ....In the House
&:ter the usual routine, the Army Appropria
tion bill iras taken up in Committee of the
Whole and considered until adjournment.
I.v the Senate on August 1 tire bill to cre
ate the Department of Agriculture was favora
bly reported from committee. It is the Homso
bill for making fe agricultural bureau an ex
ecutive department. A nnmb-r of bills parsed
and the Sundry Civil bill was taken up, which
after further cons deration was finally passed,
and soon after the Senate adjourned.... Soon
after meeting the House went into Committee
of the Wi ole on the Senate amendments to the
Army Appropriation bill, and pending consid
After disposing of unimportand busi
ness the Senate on the Sd resumed considera
tion of the Fisheries treaty, and Senator Rid
clebcrger spoke In oppo ition and Senator Mor
gan supported the treaty. Soon after resum
ing legislative business the Senate adjourned.
In the House the Senate amend
ments to the Army Appropriation
hill were non-concurred in and a new con
ference ordered. The Deficiency bill was then
taken up in Committee or the Whole. The de
bate drifted into a tilt between members on
political matters, including the tariff and pen
sion legislation and but little progress was
made before the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 3d, Senator Cullom
oCered a resolution directing an inquiry and re
port as to violations of the Inter-Bate Com
merce law by Canadian roads owning and oper
ating lines in United State territory, and also
whether commerce originating in the United
States is dsverted from American to Canadian
lines, and spoke at length on the subject. A
Jong discussion followed, when the resolution
was adopted. The Fisheries treaty was then
debated until adjournment In the House,
tfter disposing of preliminary business, the De
J.ciency bill was considered until recess, and at
tt-e evening session thirty private pension bills
Neither House of Congress was in ses
S on on the 4th.
The story of a German professor pre
dicting the destruction of Findlay, O., by
an awful combustion of natural gas is rid
iculed in Washington scientific circles.
George D. Hekkihse, Inspector of the
Bank of France, and his secretary, Mr.
Felix Lacour, called upon Secretary Fair
child and other officials of theTreasurv
Department on the 1st for the purpose of
obtaining information as to the financial
jieratfons of the Government, their inqui
ries, however, being directed more partic
ularly to the National banking system.
The Treasury Department's" monthly
statement showing the changes in circula
tion during July past notes a net decrease
of $4.4!'7, .6 during the month.
The 1'iesident has recognized Gregorio
liel Amoy Gonzales de Riva as honorary
Vice-Couvul of Spain at Les Angeles, CaL
Jcdce Alfred Hard, of Scranton, Pa.,
has been apiointed to the vacancy on the
Statv Supreme Bench.
DrniNGJury 2i,ff) immigrants arrived at
Cattle Garden, an increase of 1,246 over
July last year. Thua far this year there
have len 2$,:iil more immigrants landed
than for the same time last year.
Ex-Mayor Edward Cooper, of New
ioric, has left London for an extended
tour of the continent of Europe.
By a premature blast of powder on the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad near Hancock
Md., recently, J. H. Shackleford, foreman,
was killed and William Stottler, Andy
Smith and Hanry Green were seriously in
jured. By a fall of a span of the railroad bridge.
sear (oiiaeiisvnie, fa., the other day an
engine and one car fell into the river. No
one was hurt. Cause, rotten timber.
THEcigarmakersof the Bast propose to
appeal from the decision of the New Jer
,ey Chancellor that any one can use the
international cigar label.
Eightee persons were burned to death
and many more injured by a fire in a tene
ment house at 197 Bowery, New York, on
the afternoon of the 3d. The unfortunates
rwere principally Polish Jews, engaged in
(the occupation of tailoring
C. H. Brigham, a young Boston lawyer,
became exhausted while swimming at
Crescent Beach the other day and was
sinking when Hannah Donovan, a young
girl, swam out and held him up until a
.boat came to his rescue.
Gehxrai. Philip H. Sheridan died at
ISonquitt, Mass., on the night of the 5th.
Belva Locxwood, the champion of
woman suffragists and Presidential candi
date, gave a lecture to a meager audience
at New York recently. She prophesied
that a woman would yet rule the United
A New York paper prints a story to the
effect that Jay Gould proposes to sell bis
Western Union interests to a syndicate of
leading financiers, including John Mackay.
The effect of the deal, if carried out as in
tended, would be the incorporation of a
gigantic telegraph trust
The steamship Marsalia, from Hamburg,
Banded a motley collection of immigrants
at Castle Garden recently. Out of the ves
sel's 318 steerage passengers there were
(fully 100 who were either destitute or
Johsi Gardner, a policeman, was killed
(recently by a stroke of lightning while on
.'duty at Lafayette Park, St. Louis.
Frank Mott, confidential bookkeeper
!for Daniel Stone & Co., Cincinnati, has
disappeared. It was not known whether
;be was a defaulter or not.
Richard Smith, the owner of the dog
!lhat bit Mrs, Leigbton, who died of hydro
rphobia,died himself three days after of the
team dread disease at his home in Brook
Jlyn, a little Tillage adjoining East St,
' Seventeen carloads of Republicansfrom
Dforgan and Brown Counties, Ind., visited
General Harrison on the 1st. They brought
ritk them three brass bands.
A train of empty flat cars on a logging
road near Gaylord, Mich., was thrown
from the track recently by a fallen tree
and several Polish workmen were injured.
The meeting of the grievance commit
tees of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, Firemen, Brakemen and Switch
men of North America, which was ap
pointed for Kansas City, has been changed
to St, Louis and the date fixed at Au
gusts. Little, Craft & Co.'s mills, Evansville,
Ind., were destroyed by fire the other
(light. Loss, $100,000. J
A spbciat. from St. Cloud, Minn., says
that twenty houses in all were struck by
lightning during the recent storm. Two of
Mrs. Klinkert's children were fatally hurt.
Two valaable horses were also killed.
Charles Moroax, alias "Blinky Mor
gan," concerned in the celebrated fur rob
beries and the murder of Detective Hulli
gan at Ravenna, was executed in the Ohio
penitentiary at Columbus early on the
morning of the 3d. He left a long state
ment asserting his innocence.
A hail storm on the Sisseten Indian
reservation in Minnesota on the 1st, ruined
the crops in a section a mile wide and ten
miles long. One man was killed by light
ning. Tuoif as N. Martield, flour miller and
grain dealer, Chillicothe, O., has assigned
with $109,895 preferred claims. Assets and
Among the passengers brought by the
steamer Rotterdam recently was Rev.
J. V. Dundas, of Rice County,
Minn., who declared be had no
dutiable articles in his baggage. A cus
toms officer, however, found in his trunk a
fine white India crepe shawl and a quan
tity of men's and ladies underwear and
r.,000 cigars in boxes snugly fitte ia the
false bottom of his trunk.
The George Friend paper mill at Lock
land, O., Was destroyed by fire the other
day. Loss, $40,000; well insured.
Dry goods merchant Shotwell, of Min
neapolis, Minn., who recently failed, has
been held to the grand jury for obtaining
money under false pretenses.
AKother large delegation waited upon
General Harrison at Indianapolis on the
3d. In his address the Republican nom
inee commended the policy of small land
Alt alleged editor named Eisfelder, pab
lishlnga small paper in San Francisco, re
cently demanded $5,000 blackmail from ex
Senator Fair. He was promptly knocked
down and after threatening Fair with a
pistol took bis departure.
Three persons were killed by lightning
which struck the house of Lawrence Mc
Laughlin at Hazlewood, near Duluth,
Minn., during the storm of the 3d.
Copiouh rains fell in Kausas and Mis
souri on the 2d and 3d, Insuring the corn
Two boys were buried in the ruins of a
barn near Richmond, 111., recently, and
great damage was done to crops by a
During a thunderstorm near Lanes
boro, Minn., the other morning, Martin
Olson Ohnstead was killed by lightning
with two of bis children.
Johx Robinson, the veteran showman,
died at Cincinnati recently. He was more
than eighty years of age. He had spent
almost bis whole life in the management
of circuses, and had amassed a large
A party from Fayette County, Iowa,
went to Motor, a small town on the Turley
river, the other day to fish. During the
afternoon three of them got into a deep
bole and were drowned' Their names were
Charles Rcdy, Mary Wales and John Mar
tin. The financial statement of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad for the
month of June makes the following show
ing: Expenses, increase $3-20,046.90 over
June, l&ft; net earnings, decrease, $506,
946.57, as compared with the same period;
total decrease net earnings for six months
ended June 30, $4,704,549.34.
According to a report from General
Miles all is now quiet at the San Carlos In
dian agency in Arizona. The reported at
tack proved not to have been intended as
As Deputy Sheriff Witt was reading a
warrant to Fred Conway, a farmer living
eighteen miles north of Conway, Ark., re
cently, Conway drew a knife and stabbed
tho officer in the left side. Conway's wife
and two sons then attacked Witt, who
drew his pistol and fired at Conwav, but
the ball struck Deputy Sheriff Lloyd in
the breast, inflicting a fatal wound. Witt
was exhausted from loss of blood, and it
was said that neither officer could recover.
John Madden, of Lexington, Ky., has
sold to W. H. Hill, of Worcester, Mass.,
Readyboy, the trotting colt, and Chicopee,
the fast young pacing mare, for $12,000.
Jambs O. Johnson, an intimate friend of
Henry Clay and executor under his will,
died recently at Lexington, Ky., aged
At Cannon, a small town in Grayson
County, Tex., the other night, Rev. G.
Harrison, a Methodist minister, killed Ms
son-in-law, Ben Pervin, and then killed
himself. Cause, family trouble.
Near Bardstown, Ky., the other day
John Duncan, colored, was attacked in a
fight by a negro woman whose name could
not be learned, with a butcher knife, and
defended himself with a shotgun. She
seized the barrel of the gun and in the
struggle for possession the load was dis
charged, taking effect in Duncan's head.
A fire originated in the oil warehouse
of J. P. Webb's drug store at Suffolk, Va.,
on the 1 st, proving very destructive. Sev
eral blocks were burned, the loss reaching
The yellow fever in Florida was reported
dying out for lack of material. There
were only four known cases in the 8tate.
John Kirkman, president of the Ameri
can National Bank, of Nashville, Tenn.,
was killed by his horse the other afternoon.
Mr. Kirkman was about sixty-five years
old, and had been a prominent banker for
P. W. Van Valkenburo, Associate
Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and
one of the oldest Republicans in office In
the State, died recently at Suvvanee
Springs, Fla., aged seventy.
Fodr laborers of Little Rock, Ark., have
died from the heat.
At a voting precinct in the Tenth dis
trict of Claiborne County, Tenn., on. the
2d, Burns Yoakum shot and killed James
Smith, the independent Republican candi
date for county trustee, who was engaged
with Yoakum's brother in a hot discussion
over the election. Yoakum escaped.
Henry M. Vimokt, of Millersburg, Ky.,
has been sent to an insane asylum, his
mind having been destroyed by excessive
It is reported in Valdosta, Ga., that
James Williams, the negro desperado who
killed the station watchman there five
years ago, has been arrested at last. Over
fifty men resembling him had been ar
rested since the crime.
Charles Perkins, a noted horse thief
and murderer, recently shot and killed
two Deputy United States marshals and
one citizen at Marshall's Ferry, on the
Red river near Gainesville, -Tex., while re
sisting arrest. Perkins escaped.
Two men were killed and three wounded
during a fight at Gardinal Station, La., re
Maud S. made a practice mile on the 31st
at Fleetwood park in 2:12 V, being driven
very easily after the half, which she made
in 1 :03. This breaks the Fleetwood record.
M. DeLesseps at a recent meeting of the
Panama shareholders said that the di
rectors were pledged to open the canal in
The mill and lumber yanrs of the Eddy
Manufacturing Company, three miles from
Ottawa. Ont., were burned recently. Loss
on mills, $7,000, and on lumber, $240,00f.
William Hobbs, aged eighteen, was burned
to death and several men were badly
burned while escaping from the mill.
John Haogert has been appointed Post-master-General
of Canada, and Hon. Ed
ward Dowdney Minister of the Interior
and Superintendent-General of Indian Af
fairs. A conference of the executive com
mittees of the Union and United Labor
parties was held at Chicago on the 1st to
see if some settlement of their disagree
ments could not be reached. The Union
Labor men would accept no compromise
and the United Labor committee therefor
During thegaleof the 31st at Tiffin.O.,the
west wall of the nail works was blown
down and other buildings damaged greatly.
The tents of the Trans-Atlantic circus
were blown to shreds. Thousands of dol
lars worth of damage was done in the
country to outbuildings and the fruit and
The Austrian Government has an
nounced that it will join the sugar bounties
convention if the United States and Brazil
Thousands of deaths from cholera ia
Chang Chon, China, have occurred in the
last three months.
1 rials hy jury in the cases of Anarch
ists in Austria and Hungary have been
suspended for a year.
General Drentein. Military Governor
of Kieff, Russia, has been murdered by a
The catch of fish in Canada last year
was valued at $18,20,000. The exports to
the United States aggregated $2,717,000.
It is announced in Berlin that the Em
perors of Austria, Germany and Russia
will meet on the Austrian frontier in the
Nineteen Chinese pirates were killed
recently by Chinese troops. They had
been the terror of the seas for five years.
The Turkish Government has sent a pro
test to the powers against Italy's occupa
tion of Massowah.
The seizure of railroad property by the
Peruvian Government caused energetio
protests. The roads were bnilt entirely by
foreign capital, a good deal of which was
The Parneilites left the House of Com
mons on the close of the debate on the
Commission bill on tho 2d, after Healys
amendment had been defeated by 283 to
A Russian cruiser has been ordered to
Bebring's Strait, to prevent English and
American vessels from fishing in Russian
A dispatch from Berlin reports terrible
floods in Silesia, the worst for thirty-years.
By an explosion in a fireworks factory
in a suburb of London recently several fe
male employes were killed.
Gladstone declares that his political ca
reer will be ended when ho secures home
rule for Ireland.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended August 2 numbered 10,
compared with 221 the previous week.
The Canadian Government proposes to
prevent Mormon settlers in the Northwest
Territory from practicing polygamy.
Half a million dollars worth of damage
has been done by forest fires in the vicinity
of Ottawa, Ont,
Clearing house returns for week ended
August 4 showed an average decrease of
12.3 compared with the corresponding
week of last year. In New York the de
crease was 17.5.
Prices were firm but business was dull
on the London Stock Exchange during the
week ended August 4. The bourse was
weak and dull at Paris, the strikes and
Communist threats having a depressing;
effect. The German bourses were quiet
New Zealand advice say the ship Star
of Greece went ashore near Adelaide har
bor June 30. The captain and sixteen
others were drowned, the first and third
officers, four men and four apprentices be
The river Vistula has overflowed its
banks and inundated the country about
Five mw yellow fever cases have been
reported at Manatee, Fla. Twenty rap
posed cases existed at Pine Wood; also
one case at Sanford.
A large body of French laborers in the
Braze tunnel struck work recently to en
force their demand for the dismissal of aa
Italian contractor. The demand was com
plied with, when the Italian workmen at
tacked the Frenchmen. In the fight which
ensued one Italian was killed and four
Italians and four Frenchmen were
The United Labor party has merged
itself into the Union Labor party, satis
factory agreements having been reached
oa the lmd plank.
Sivkn Gerainu Socialists have been sen
tenced to long terms of imprisonment for
insulting the imperial house.
Two Maine fishermen have been cap
tured and taken to St. Andrews, N. B., for
fishing in Canadian waters.
The Alabama election passed off quietly
on the 6th. Only a light Republican vote
The Senate on the 6th listened to a
speech from Mr. Vance in favor of ratify
ing the Fisheries treaty. Both the Senate
and House adopted resolutions appropri
ate to the death of General Sheridan and
About 250 Italians quit work on the
Mahoning grade near Findlay, O., on the
6th. Their places were immediately filled
by Americans. Many of the Italians were
left destitute and threatened vengeance on
Heavy rains, accompanied with severe
lightning, did much damage in Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska in the three davs
ended August 7.
BEN F. Smallwood has been elected
Prinoipal Chief of the Choctaw Nation by a
majority of ninety -eight votes.
the Mark Lane Express gives a eloomr
account of the British wheat crop, conse
quent upoa excessive wet and ooid
The Oceanic line steamers between San
Francisco and Auckland, N. Z., will be
withdrawn in November when the Colonial
Governments discontinue their mail sub
sidy. The stoppage will cut off direct
steamship communication between this
country and Australia.
TEEMERwon the three mile single scull
race on Oneida Lake, N. Y., on the 6th, de
feating Hosmer by four lengths. Hamm
A CAPLEGRAX from the European as
tronomers announces the discovery of
Encke's comet on its present return, at the
Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hone.
The discovery position is the following:
August 3, 2:57:06. Greenwich meantime,
right ascension. 12:12:08. Declination
A TERRIBLE wind storm racred at fnirrv
III., on the 5th. which did crent damna in
the city. The greatest datuacre was don
on the river. A barge containing 16,000
Iuuauvia vi uni , as uiukcu mm muiik 1U
three fathoms of water.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Delbert Simpson, the sixteen-year-old
son of a Custer County farmer, recently
committed suiciie in a most deliberate
manner. He had been sent out to plow
with a team of oxen and took a double bar
reled shotgun with him. Reaching an un
occupied house he went in, took off his
right boot and sock, cocked both locks of
the gun, aifd with his foot, after placing
the muzzle of the barrel in bis mouth, dis
charged the gun, which blew the whole
top of his head off. No cause known.
while bathing in the Elkhoru river at
West Point the other day Ernest Boettcher,
a German fanner, aged twenty-one years,
By a late wreck on the Omaha & Repub
lican Valley raUroad, a quarter of a mile
north of Upton, six tramps were killed.
Four of the bodies were identified by pa
pers on their persons as George Stokes,
residence unknown; John Gleason, Earl
Talbott, a boy of about twenty, apparently
a German, with letters addressed to him at
Columbus, Neb.: John C. Taylor, Louis
ville, Ky., with a letter from his wife Kate.
Two cars were derailed, one loaded with
shelled corn, in which were the six
tramps. The car rolled down an embank
ment about fifteen feet and came to a
stand still bottom hide up, and the unfor
tunate men, who were stealing a ride, were
smothered under the corn.
A large barn on the farm of J. P. Dun
lap, at Dwight, caught lire and was burned
the other dav. It was supposed that the
fire was started from an engine on the
Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley rail
road. Loss about $2,000, with small in
surance. The other night as a young man by the
name of Schmidt, bis sister and two broth
ers named Vandoschmiet were returning
from a wedding in Ewing a row com
menced in which Schmidt was fatally
stabbed in the abdomen, his sister cut
across the arm, one of the Vandoschniiet
had a shoulder broken and was stabbed
twice in the back and the other Vando
schmiet seriously injured about the head.
Schmidt's iujuries were fatul.
Euuo.NSjthe murderer of Bertha Schultz,
was taken from jail at Pawnee City by a
mob about three o'clock the other morning
and hanged from the Chicago, Kansas &
Nebraska bridge. Emmons killed the girl
because she refused to marry him. He
hud been a MethodNt evangelist and a
railway well digger. He was twenty-five
years old and the girl twenty. He shammed
insnnitv nffpr his nrnt nml nrpfpndpd
that he had no recollection of murdering I
The premium list of the annual fair of
the Chase County agricultural society has
just been issued. The fair will be held at
Imperial September 4, 5, 6 and 7. Premi
ums to the amount of $1,717 are offered.
It is predicted that 209 students will at
tend the fall terra of Hastings College.
Dr. T. L. Myers, a prominent physician
of Aurora, attempted to board a freight
train at Bromfield the other night, and fell
under the wheels. His head was severed
from his body.
Some weeks ago three men broke into
the Acme mill at Blair, beat the engineer,
G. W. Fackler, in a brutal manner and
helped themselves to all the flour they
could carry away. The other morning
about two o'clock Fackler heard a noise in
the store room and found three men there
helping themselves. He opened fire with
his revolver and one of the men with a
groan fell to the floor. His two companions,
who bad jumped outside the window,
sprang back and picking the wounded man
up carried him away. They were traced
some distance by the blood but finally
Chris Robidoc, a young bully living
near Norden, assaulted an old man named
Samuels the other day because the latter
protested against his driving over a garden
patch. Robidou was not satisfied with a
couple of knock-downs, but started to
finish the old man with an axe, when
neighbors interfered. Samuels is over
seventy years old, and the neighbors were
about to treat his asailant with a coat of
tar and feathers when Robidou made his
Cora, the daughter of A. L. Wilcox, of
O'Neill, recently eloped with and married
a man objectionable to her parents and
who had made threats against Mrs. Wil
cox. Mr. Wilcox having occasion to leave
home bought a pistol for his wife to defend
herself with in case of emergency. The
other morning they rose early and when
he was ready to start Mr. Wilcox was
showing his wife bow to use the pistol
when it was accidentally discharged, the
ball entering her heart and killing her in
stantly. A Hay Springs brute has been given
public warning that unless he desists from
castigating his little step-son with a raw
bide he will be given a big dose of his ewn
Ohio soldiers living in the neighborhood
of Beatrice are talkingof chartering a spe
cial car and attending the National G. A. R.
reunion at Columbus, O., next September.
The post-office at Superior was struck
by lightning the other evening, the fluid
performing a number of curious antics,
but injuring no one.
The only son of Tom Montgomery, who
resides in the northeast corner of Gage
County, was drowned in the Blue river,
about three miles northeast of Wilber, the
George Ostrander, a painter, was ar
rested at Nebraska City the other night
for beating his sixteen-year-old daughter
so badly that her life is in danger. He -was
followed to jail by a mob yelling for a
rope, and had it not been for the care of
officers he would have fared badly.
It is reported that when the fast east
bound freight on the Burlington road
reached Benkelman the other day the train
men put four tramps off the train, and
pounded them badly, breaking one man's
nose and nearly severing an ear from an
other. The tramps reported that one of
their number was thrown from the train
at Park's Station, ten miles west, when
the train was running thirty miles ao
hour. The matter was investigated and a
man was found in the weeds beside the
track. The man lived a short time aftei
being kicked off the cars. He said h
begged the train men not to throw him off,
but that two of them kicked him until he
fell. He gave bis name as Jacob Luthere
His parents reside near Yuma, Col.
Columbus has 430 school children.
R. B. Clancet, sixty years old, shot
himself at Beatrice the other night. The
deed was committed in a grape arbor ad
Joining his house. He fired two shots,
only one of which took effect, the ball go
ing through the upper front part of the
head and inflicting probably a fatal
wound. He had been on a spree for sev
eral days. He is a wealthy retired lumber
dealer and has an estimable family.
GeorueSegg was recently arrested at
Columbus on complaint of William Ger
faold for abusing a steer, and was acquit
ted. Segg has sitF.-e been trying to get
even by bringing suit against Gerhold for
$5,000 for false imprisonment.
The broken windows in Brewster give
the town a sort of besieged appearance,
grimly sifjgestive of Indian raids.
Tho General of the Army Finally
Death at Last Galas a Victory Over the
Great Soldier His End Free From
Fala-Interrtitiujr Sketch of
Nonqcitt, Mass., Aug. 6. General Sher
idan died at 10:20 o'clock last night of his
old heart trouble. There began to be signs
of heart failure at 9:30, previous to which
there had been no unfavorable indication.
The General had been somewhat restless on
account of the heatthe weather having been
warmer than usual, but he seemed gener
ally bright and cheerful yesterday His
Philip II. Sheridan.
voice was strong, he took full nourishment
and slept occasionally as usual and the
doctors and family were in hopeful spirits.
When the first bad symptoms appeared
at 9:30 o'clock Dm. Matthews and O'Reilly,
who were in attendance, applied the rem
edies which had been effective in former
attacks but they had no effect and the
General gradually sank into complete un
consciousness ending in the quiet cessation
of life at 10:20 p. ni. Mrs. Sheridan, the
Sisters Moban and Justinian and body
servant Klein were present during the Gen
eral's last moments.
The illness which has just resulted in
General Sheridan's death commenced May
12, immediately after his return from a
tour of inspection out nest, lie com-
I plained of feeling unwell and worn out but
went to his office each day for about a week.
He was then forced to remain indoors, and
Tuesday, May 22, he had a severe attack
of heart failure, which greatly alarmed
his family and physicians.
Philip Henry Sheridan. General or the United
States armv, bora in Somerset. Perrv County,
O.. March 6, 1SJ1. A few yeas at the village
school, followed by service in the village store,
furnished his education and training until a
fortunate application to the Congressman of
his district made him. in 18W. a cadet at West
Point. He should have been graduated in Itfti,
hut a year's suspension, the result of a quarrel
with a fellow student, transferred him to the
class of ISM, in which he ranked thirty-fourth
among its fifty-two meiaOers. He was ap
pointed a brevet Second Lieutenant of infantry,
July 1, 1HVJ: in the following year was as
signed to the First infantry, in Texas;
and on Xoveinbor 'it. ISM. received his com
mftsion as Sc-coad Lieutenant of the Fourth
Infantry. With the latter regiment he served
during the next six years, in Washington Ter
ritory and Oregon. In one of General SootCa
orders we Had this mention of him: "April as,
18.V5, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel E. J. Steptoe,
Ninth infantry, commanding companies A, E.
F, Iandamc regiment, and detachments of
Company E, First dragoons, and Company L,
Third artill-ry, in all tt0 men. at the Cascades,
W. T., repulsed the Indians in their attack at
that place. The troops landed under Are, rout
ing and dispersing the enemy at every point.
Second Lieutenant Philip H.
Sheridan, Fourth infantry, is especially men
tioned for his gallantry."
The outbreak of the civil war made promo
tion rap'd, both through the resigaatioa of
Southern officers and the creation of new regi
ments; and Sheridan who thas secured a First
Lieutenancy in the Fourth Infantry on March
1,111, received a Captiancy in the Thirteenth
en May 14. Still, save for six weeks' service as
president or a board or auditing claims at St.
Louis, that memorable year brought him little
employment and no laurels. The day before
Christmas he was appointed Quarter
master on the staff of General Cartis.
commanding the army of Southwest Missouri.
On being relieved from Curtis staff, he report
ed to General Halleck. whom he accompanied
in his advance upon Corinth, and was hy him
recommended to the Governor of Michigan,
who had applied for some regular officer to take
charge or the Second Michigan cavalry. Com
missioned May 2 186i as Colonel or this regi
ment, then near Corinth, Sheridan at once took
part with it in Elliott's raid against the raU
road. which was destroyed at Boonevllle. Dur
ing June he commanded the Second cavalry
brigade in several skirmishes, and oa July 1
fought a Brilliant battle at nooaeriUe. His
appointment as Brigadier-General of volunteer
was dated from the action at Booneville.
During the autumn or 1863 Sheridan was
transferred to Kentucky, and there received
command of the Eleventh division of the Army
of the Ohio, under IIuelL Moving out from
Louisville with Buell asainst Bragg, he took
part, October 8, in the hard-fought battle at
Perryville. where he maneuvered hi division
with conspicuous skill and effect. Rosecrans
succeeded Buell ia command of what became
known as the Army of the Caraterland, aad at
the prolonged and bloody battle of Murfrees
boro, Sheridan, for several hours in the first
dy"s fighting, held the key point, displaying
superb tactic ! skill and the greatest gallantry.
All bis brigade commanders were killed in this
battle, and. on Rosecrans recommendation he
was made Major-General of volunteers, to date
from December 31. 1K1. the opening of that
deadly struggle among the cedar brakes of
In March. 1M3, Sheridan took part la the pur
sait ot Vaa Dora to Columbia and Franklin,
making captures near Eagleville. Advancing
with Rosecrans' army from Murfreesboro to
TnUaboma, and across the Cumberland moun
tains and the Tennessee. Sheridan, on Septem
ber 19 and 'JO. distinguished himself again ia the
battle with Bragg at Chickamauga, Rosecrans
fell back to Chattanooga and the command ot
his besieged army was transferred to Thomas.
Grant, arriving with reinfbrcemonts from
Vicksburg.. resolved to dislodge Bragg,
who was posted oa Lookout mountain, and
Missionary Ridge. Hooker having canted
Lookout mountain. Thomas assaulted the Ridge
November 3, with overwhelming success.
Sheridaa's division was the first to cross the
crest, and pressed the enean's rear guard until
long after dark, capturing wagons and artillery.
This was the culminating point ot Sheridan's
career at the West, although he continued to
serve through the winter in East Teaaessee.
and on January IT was engaged In a skirmish at
In the spring ot 1864, Grant, bow Lieutenant
General, established his headquarters la Vir
ginia. He told Halleck he mast,have an ener
getio commander for the cavalry there, and
Halleck, mindful of the result or his former
rec mmendation, brought Sheridan forward
again. The very man!" answered Grant, and,
accordingly, Sheridan, on April 4, took com
mand of the cavalry corps of the Army of tho
Potomac. When the May campaign ot this
army opened, he pioneered its path to the
Wilderness and thence to Spottsylvania.
skirmishing on the 5th and 6th, aad
Jtcuting a battle at Todd's Cavern on the
Tth. Two days later be made a cavalry expe
dition within the enemy's lines to the Chicka
hominy and the James, dashing upon the out
works ot Richmond itself, where he took HO
prisoners, and thence moving t Ilasall l--n-t
ling, frorn which puiut. alter retioajhree . ..7-.
he returned to the army on the 2rBThav:n -
stroyed maay miles of railro.id tr.ick. tk:.i. -.
trains and a great quantity of rat'.'i.. asi re
capturing 37J Union soldiers on thvir n.n '.,
Lifebv prison. This expedition included r'-pv
ses of the enemy at Bovur Dam. Hay K a",
at Meadow Bridge oa tfce l3Ki. and .the : .e..'
on the intervening day. of J. E. K. tit z& ".
cavalry at Yellow Tavern, where Stuart w.
killed. Sheridan was nest engaged at llar.o-. t -town
aad Totoptitoniy creek. May 37; Ita.-
Store. May a: Matadeqnin creek. May
Cohl Harbor. Mav 31 and June 1. Oa June t' he
was sent with two divisions to cut the Virs'n...
Central railroad near Charlottesville, an.t t e
cort across to Grant'9 army the Shenandoah
valley forces of General Hunter. The enwnv
cavalry, under Hampton, dhpuud a--progress
at Treviliiaa station. June 1:
but wens dm en back, af&er a severe
battle. The next day. however. Shendas.
satisfied that neither Charlottes', die nor tier
donsuille could be reached, and bearing nota
ing of Hunter, withdrew his forces, having
broken the railroad at Trevilltoa. On his return
the enemy's cavalry attacked him atTnnstuii,
oa theilst. and be skirmished again on the vt.,
at St. Mary's Church. Toward the cad of Jul.
Sheridan moved north of the James, to -.J
General Hancock's operations at Deep Bottom,
and on the -th was engaged at Darby town.
Meanwhile. Early maintained a threatening
position in the valley. Grant, accordingly, on
August T. put General Sheridan la ccmuiand of
the middle military division, with an army com
posing two divisions of his own cavalry, the
Sixth corpn. under Wrl?h Part of tne Xlr---tecnth.
under Emery, and the Army of West
Virginia, under Crook. Ssx weeiis pas.-ftti with
out result, a Early had been reinforotd. and
kept Sheridan on the defensive near Harper
Ferry. Hut on September 19. when Erly'
forces had been diminlstoed.Sheridancros-.eu the
Opequon, and. In a hard battle, completely :
feated him. sending him. as Sheridan tele
graphed, "whirling through Winchester." The
next day President Lincoln, at Grant's recom
mendation, appointed Sheridan a Bng:fcber
General in the regular army. Pursuing Early
up the valley turnpike, on the iHa, Shendaa
found him strongly posted on Fisher's Hill.
Just beyond Strasburg. Secretly moving
Cook's command through the wood-s he turned
th- enemy's left on the Std. and drove him
from his stronghold, capturing sixteen guns.
The losses of Sheridan and those of Early
were almost exactly eqnal In these two battle-.
combined, belnjr about 5,io each; but
Sheridan had also captured twenty-one guns
and many small arms. Sheridan continued the
pursuit up the valley, and took post at Harrison
burg, while Early withdrew to Brovn's Gap.
Believing it impracticable or hazardous to pro
ceed either to Lynchburg or Charlottesville.
Sheridan, with Grant's approval, withdrew
down the valley.burning its mfllf.bart s and crops
on the way. Early followed with his c valryunder
Rosser and Lomax to Tom's Broo, near Fish
er's HilLwhere Sheridan's horsemer.under Tru-
bart, turned and defeated them. Onolx-r'J. cap
turing eleven cavalry guns, and. lr deed, almost
"every thing on WheeN." and drivUg them bock.
twenty miles. Sheridan then passed through
Strasburg and posted his troop on the farther
bank of Cedar creek, while he himself, on the
16th. went to Washington in response to a re
quest from Mr Stantoa. for consultation. Be
fore sunrise of October 19 Early, who hod been
reinforced, aided by a fog. surprised the left or
the Union army, held by Crook's command.
and uncovered the position also of the Nine
teenth corps, capturing twenty-four guns and '
about !. prisoners. General Wright sue- v
ceeded in retaining his grasp oa the turnpike
by moving the Sixth corps to its western s-We
aad the cavalry to its eastern, ut the whole h
army, in the process, had been driven back be-
yontl Middletown. Sheridaawho was at Win
chester, on bis return from Mshington. hear
ing the noise ot battle, dashed up the pike with
an escort ot twenty men, rallying thesfugitives
on the way. ani. after a ride of a dozen miles,
reached the army, which received htm with
great enthusiasm. Having fully prepared
his forces during a lull of several
hours, he ordered an advance, aad
swept tie enemy from the field In one or the
most overwhelming routt of the war. All of
the lost Union guns w--re retaken and twenty
four Confederate guns aad many wagons were
captnred. Congress passed a vote of thanks to
him and his tioops for the "brilliant series of
victories m the valley, and especially the one
at Cedar creek." Sheridan was appointed br
the President a Major-General in the regular
army "for the personal gallantry, military skill
and just confidence in the courage and patriot
ism of your troops disp ayed by you on the 2'.nh
day of October."
On February 27. 13, ueneral Sheridan moved
his cavalry. 1VXM strong, up the valley tc
Waynesboro, where March , it overthrew the
remnant ot Early's force, casturing about I.SC0
men. He then destroyed the locks of the
James river canal and broke the railroads
toward 'GorUoasville and Lynchburg. Making
hi way towards Grant's army, he arrived at
White House March 19.
Witahendaa's cavalry at his dlsnosalGraet
bow be$ia the anal eaapaign. Crossing the
Penlaaola to James river March ;M. Sheridan
passed to the left of the Union army, and oc
the tsth occupied Dinwiddle court house. Twch
days later he was attacked by a heavy force ct
Lee's infantry nnder Pickett and Johnson, but
the following day, being reinforced by the Filth
corps under Warren, Sheridan, by a beeiHitu;
tactic movement, entrapped aad completely
route Pickett and Johnson at Five Forks, cap
turing thousands of prisoner. Petersburg be
ing assaulted the naxt morning, Lee abandoned
that city and Richmond and took flight. The
pursuit was prompt, with Sheridan far in the
van. constantly harassing the eriemy, and final
ly. aided by the Sixth ad Second corps, cap
turing nearly all of Ewell's command on the ;tb
at Sailor's creek. Two da later Sheridan
again fought the enemy at AOpomattax station,
and on the 9th occurred Lee's surrender.
Later ia April. Sheridan conducted an ex
pedition iato North Carolina, and on June
tooR command or the military division of the
Southwest, at New Orleans. Relieved by Pres
ident Johnson. August 26. 18CT, during the re
construction troubles in Louisiana, he was as
signed September 12 to tho Department or he
Missouri. On March 4. 1869, he was
promoted to the rank of Licuten-ant-Generat
and on the ICth assumed
command or the Division or the Missouri, with
headquarters at Chicago. During the Franco
German war ot 18TO-71. he visited Europe, and
was present as a spectator at several famous
engagement. On November 1. IsSJ. by Ui
rection of President Arthur, he assumed com
mand or the army of the United States, with
headquarters at Washington, in plate of Gen
eral Sherman, who was relieved by request,
preparatory to retirement ia the spring of 1V4.
General Sheridaa's rank nntU recently bad
been that or Lieutenant-General, but since his '
illness, as aa evidence of the high esteem in
which his services to his country were regarded,
a bill was quickly passed by both houses of
Orogrcss and signed by the President, confer
ring upon-aim the title of General or the armies
of the United States.
General Sheridan married Miss Irene Rucker
in St. Louis about 18Ti Mrs. Sheridan might
be called a daughter of the army. She was
horn at old Fort Uaiea, N. M., a few years after
that vast region aad California beaaae part of
the United States. Her father catered the
lutary service from Michhraa 30 u tenant of
dragoons la I8BT. and served with ovilin
THE B1XKBIO GKKKRALS.
Washington. Aug. 6. With the death
of General Sheridan the rank of Lieutenant-General
elapses. The commander of
the army of the United States falls to the
rank of Major-General. There are now
three Major-Generals: Schofield, Howard
and Cook Oeaeral Schofield being the.
ranking or senior appointment. If Con
gress should create the position of Lieutenant-General,
the appointment would
be made by the President from the list of
Judge Holairs Dead.
Kansas Cmr, Mo.r Aug. . Judge Wil
liam Holmes died yesterday morning at
his residence, 410 "West Sixteenth street,
this city. Ho was an old pioneer and a
prominent member of the M. E. Church
South. Judge William Holmes was bora
in Harrison County, Ky., March 2, ISl
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