Uncle Garber's Obit

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Uncle Garber's Obit - closing exhibition next Saturday evening. Death...
closing exhibition next Saturday evening. Death of Col. -M. -M. O. Ckir bar. Col. M.C.Garber, postmaster at Madison, Ind., and editor of the Madison Daily Courier, died in that place on Friday morning last, the 8th inat., aged 60 years. He was a brother of Messrs'. Albert C. Garber and A. W. Garber, and Miss Ann C, Garber, of this place, and of the late CoL W. H. Garber, Esq n well known, throughout Virginia. The circumstances circumstances attending the death of Col. Garber were peculiarly startling and sad. From the Daily Courier of the 4th, . we take the following following notice of the fearful affliction which preceded preceded death, and giving the effect of the sor rowful death, and the condition of the de ceased until lite was extinct. His friends here were kept constantly : informed of his condition by telegraph, the last dispatch received, received, addressed to Mrs. Fannie ilarman, announcing the death at 2 o'clock on Friday morning : " ' J It Is our painful duty to-day to-day to-day to record the very serious lUness of CoL Michael C. Garber, senior pro prietor of the Vvuritr, and for the last five years postmaster here. Col. Garber arose yesterday morning In his usual health, and at breakfast appeared appeared more cheerful than ' usual. Soon after breakfast he went to the postoffioe. On his way he met Major John L. Wilson, and, after a few minutes conservation, the latter gentlemau - observed that Mr. Garber did not articulate with his usual fluency, and remarked that he was working too hard. At the postofflce, during the Sunday morning duties, the Colonel attempted to write some registry notices, notices, and the writing clearly indicates that he had partially lost control of his faculties and his hand, He asked one question during the hoar between 8 and 9 o'clock and after receiving an answer from the chief clerk, Mr. 1. W. Verry, went about other duties. He experienced great difficulty In taking mall from the boxes, being almost unable to direct his hand to the box called, in answer to a number of questions by the clerks, he simply answered 'yes." He left the postofflce with the distributing clerk, a youth named Howard Blruey, and walked down Main to the oorner of that street and central Avenue.; Young Blrney stepped around Mr. Gar ber to aUow hlin to turn down Central avenue to ward his home on Second street, i The latter, how ever, made a motion with his head as If he desired the clerk to go with him, and instead ot going south crossed the street after young Blrney to. 'Mr. Baa's new Uvery stable. There he felt in his pocket as if seeking pencU and paper with which to write down his wishes. He raised his moustache, and exhibited his lips to the youth aw if to Indicate his Inability to speak, bat the youth failed to catch his meaning. Mr. Garber then walked back to the crossing, crossed Main Cross street and walked to his home down Central avenue. He entered the hall, took off and hung up his overcoat, and walked Into the parlor, where he leaned against a chair, and his little grand-eon, grand-eon, grand-eon, master Joe blddaU, re moved his overshoes. During this effort of the child the Colonel sat down upon the carpet and the flext instant lay outstretched, unconscious and breathing heavily. - The child gave the alarm to the family and soon Drs. Oellins, ly and Conway were at the residence ministering to his relief, Dr. Collins diagnosed the ease: "Apoplexy, caus ing paralysis of the right side, and almost total un conciousness." Since bis prostration several slight changes in his condition have been observed, but none of them nave been sufficiently favorable to give enoouragement to his family acd friends from the tongue and lips the stroke extended over the right side. ' Under the skillful treatment ot the physicians partial sensibility was restored to his right limbs last night, but this morning his face was flashed with fever, and the paralysis of the throat is more marked, and the difficult respiration causes great tear of Strang ulaUon. The regret of our citizens Is deep and Is universal, and the lead ing Journals of the city, whose editors received the news by telegraph yesterday, chronicle OoL Gar ter's prostration wjth expressions of sorrow. Mr. M. O. Garber, Jr., managing editor of the Courier, and Mr. Will 3- 3- Garber, of Indianapolis, are both at the bedside of their father. Mr.' Christian Garber, brother ot the Colonel,' who is visiting in Living ston, Ala, has been telegraphed, and will arrive as soon as It la possible to reach here. Hla daughter, Mrs. BlddaU, of Chicago, has been telegraphe d for. Kvery soaree of relief that medical skill and friendly hands could command have been extended, and every faorable symptom Is cherished by those who love the stricken father and friend. At half past two o'clock Col . Garber was again attended attended by his physicians. His ability to hold water in his mouth and swaUow It was discovered to be greatly Improved. Sensitiveness In his right arm was also much heightened, there being a steady and graduated advance In this direction from the first hyperdemic injection yesterday morning. .During the operation this afternoon the Colonel moved his arm several times and bent it well at the elbow. The use of his right leg exhibited a corresponding, gradual return to its normal condition. First the toes were worked yesterday morning, then a slight stir ot the foot; last night repeated elevations of the knee; this morning, a- a- movement of the entire leg ; this afternoon an addition of strength.: , The homorrhags of blood from the base of the brain has oeased. This began early Sunday morn ing, probably when he first arose; continued during walk to the post office; his stay there; and was reaching Its culmination daring the pitiful moments moments when the sufferer so pathetically and dumb ly strove to make known his distress on thetreet the physicians think the effusion was not checked until to-day to-day to-day noon. Tbn Colonel is now resting essUy, painlessly, and very decided hopes tor his recovery In the course ot some days ars entertained.. "- "- - ; j . The many kind friends who have called at the house, or sent expressions of sympathy and proffers ef assistance, are most earnestly thanked by the stricken family, and their attentions and sympathy will ever be held in grateful rememberanoe. ' -. -. of A. on a ol A. In i -

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  1. The Valley Virginian,
  2. 14 Apr 1881, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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