He Died In Open Court
1892 Morbid Scrapbook
STRANGE FATALITY AMONG PUBLIC MEN.
An Appalling List of Great Personages Who Have Died Without Warning.
The recent sudden death of Senator Plumb and the still more recent one of Judge Knapp, who expired while seated upon the judicial bench, musters from the grave the memory of an army of public men who have died in the business. Note them as they slowly file in review before you.
Senator Zach Chandler was found dead in his bed at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
Secretary Windom died while speaking at a banquet.
Senator Beck dropped insensible in the Potomac Depot on the exact spot where President Garfield was shot.
Secretary Folger worked to the last and died without warning.
Senator Tom Corwin expired at a reception while talking with Salmon P. Chase, Ben Wade, Senator Schenck and John Sherman.
The Hon. Hannibal Hamlin died at the club while chatting with his friends.
Minister Pendleton passed away while seated in a railroad train.
Senator Charles Summer, Massachusett's pride, died suddenly, working faithfully to the hour of his death.
Senator Simon Cameron feels the mysterious sweepings of paralysis and falls in the arms of his friends.
Salmon P. Chase passed away peacefully while seated at his desk with his pen in his hand.
Vice President Wilson died after emerging from the Senate bath-room.
John Quincy Adams dropped in his chair in the House of Representatives.
And so the list might be prolonged. It would include such brilliant names as Senator Matt Carpenter, Secretary of the Treasury Daniel Manning, ex-President Arthur, the Hon. Thomas H. Benton, Senator Ferry and many others.
These men died suddenly and without warning, but the significant fact in connection with their deaths is that the casuse in each case was the same. It may have been called "heart disease" or "apoplexy," but what is heart disease or apoplexy? Simply a result, not a cause. Overwork and over-indulgence weaken certain great organs. From the weakness of these organs the blood becomes poisoned, clots the heart and clogs the brain. Do you ask what these organs are? The kidneys and liver. None of these great men would have died as they did had their kidneys and liver been in order. Physicians realize this truth, and the more intelligent men and women are beginning to find it out. Not only this, but they have found out the way of preventing this gradual undermining of the life and the coming on of sudden death. Read what they say!
Dr. Hoesch, of Berlin, Germany, asserts: "I have been the victim of palpitation of the heart, and upon taking the least cold the symptoms would become alarming. This has entirely disappeared under the use of Warner's Safe Cure, and I am perfectly well and strong."
Dr. R. A. Gunn, dean of the United States Medical College, New York, declares: "I am independent enough and frank enough to commend most heartily that great remedy, Warner's Safe Cure."
The Rev. J. E. Rankin, D. D., of Washington, D.C., affirms: "I know physicians of the highest character and standing who prescribe and use Warner's Safe Cure for diseases of the kidneys and urinary organs. I desire in the interests of humanity to recommend this medicine."
Great men may pass away suddenly and leave a warning to others who are overworked or overindulging. The slender thread of life may be strained, but it need not be snapped if care and the right preventive remedy are used. Modern life has its strains, but it also has its discoveries which preserve the health and lengthen the life. And foremost among the discoveries for the benefit of humanity is the great one of which these scientific men speak.