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"Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud."
I . tTAlIs )?0Qm was BMitly admired by Prosldont Lincoln.
m. written by Mr. Knott a Scotch Poet.
u n, wny snould tha spirit of mortal be pioud V
LikOaswlft-noootlngraotoOr, of faat-ilying cloud -A
Hash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
He passeth from life to his rest in tho grave.
The leaves of the oak and tho willow shall fado,
Bo scattered around and togothor bo laid ;
And tho young and tho old, and tho low and tho high,
Shall uioldor to dust and together shall lie.
Tho infant a mother Intondod and loved,
Tho mother that infant's affection who proved,
The husband that mother and infant who blossed,
Each, all, are away to their dwellings of rest.
The hand of tho king that the scepter hath borne,
rhe brow or tho priest that the miter hath worn, .
The eyo of tho sage and i he heart or tho bravo,
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the grave.
The peasant, whoso lot was to sow and to reap,
The herdsman, who climbed with his goats to the steep,
The beggar, who wandered in search of his broad,
Have faded away like the grass that we tread.
So the multitude goos, like tho flower or the weed
1 hat withers away to let others succeed :
bo tho multitude comes, even those we behold,
To repeat every talo that has often been told.
For wo are tho same our fathers have boon ;
we see the same sights our fathers have seen
Wo drink the same stream and view tho same sun
And run tho same course our fathers have run.
The .amphitheatre was covered with canvas, and was
much more elaborately decorated than over before. This
was owing to the fact that those in charge of the decora
tions, becoming apprehensive that tho joint resolution in
Congress, authorizing the Navy Dppartment to loan them
Hags, might not be reached in time, employed Mr. F. Reh
as decorator, who arranged his own flags. The resolution
having been approved, tho large supply of National and
other flags from tho Navy Yard were also displayed.
Each of the posts winch upheld tho circular framework
bore a victor's shield. Flags and bunting diverged from
the center of each open space botween tho pillars, and
surrounded the shields. The sides of the sneaker's stand
j were draped in bunting. Tho pillars supporting it were
uiiuKYiuuu. wnu uvurgreen, ana icsioons 01 coaar swung
from the center of the arbor roof to the side. Two large
U. S. flags divorced from tho two middle pillars facins-
tho audience in the amphitheatre. The flags of the G-. A.
11. were hung m all r directions. The woodwork below
the speaker was cqyored with bunting and evergreen
wreaths. Within the past few days there has been placed
on uie grana stana a marble rostrum or altar i feet m
x -il .
the rsc r
X saw tho freedraan with severed manacle.
slavo3 redeemed, catch the tlrdt thrill of freedom's inspIratJo&N
us tuu groau uyivoror oaue mm "rise. ' jm
I saw the armies of the Union sweep the field of bloody wasp"
as lightnings cleave tho air. JQPX
I saw tho Constitution of the fathers built in compromise trans
formed by the power .of war and peace into the fullness of free
dom's magna charta, in whoso light the God-given law of equal-.
Ity for man stood rosplondant.
I heard tho highest court on earth, the arbiter 6f American tsmr
; romovo a former decree and declare the eternal principle dC
freedom to bo tho law of tho Republic forovermore. .' ;
1 I saw the union of tho States, ualtod in bauds of lo veand Mr
! mony, demoted to froq om and progress, carrying in itsriirlit haatR
length of days and in its left riches and honor, and on all I reaJ
i the immortal wonls of, Bancroft: thatat the" foot of every pagif
' in history m ly be written "G-od reigns. "
NEW YORK. 7.?
A fairer day, or one more completely harmonizing, wit2br
its sad ritual was impossible, The skies -we're of a serene
blue and the air was soft and balmy. Every breeze was'
like a benediction from Heaven upon tho ministration .cST
men. Nature was in accord with the profounder impwlsee
of the human heart, and the throbbings of patriotism1 aiidi
devotion found a response in the light and, tyarnith, of. at.
day which was in ltsolt a requiem. Morning dawnsc
The thoughts Wo are thinking our
.erom tno death wo are shrinking
fathers would think: ;
heiirht. 44 tent, InilO-. nnrl i foAf. wir?n nurl fli f,v-nf nf
which is a handsomely carved coat of arms, with' the words ; briSit a?ld cjear, and, because of. the rain of the preced;
"E Pluribus Unum." The -rooms of the old mansion mS twenty-four hours, the grass and trees wore a deepen
were'Jieadquarters for the ladies of the decoration com
mittee, and were strewn with the remnants of choice bou
quets. Miss Emily Thornton Charles C'Emilv Hawthorne 'M
and Vm. "Winters, Esq., of New York, read poetic con-
green and tho fresh cut flowers were -more fragrant. The
! whole city was ip with the sun, and almost with the .dawn?
j the strains of martial music were borne 6n the air from
every direction. To the great mass of the people the day:
was welcomed as one of rest and recreation, but there wasv
stm an immense muiucuae to wuom its ouseryauca, syas s.
.t"V. " .l.:0""1."",,. . I triblltions. and nn nrnfinn me r10l!rn Uv U aa O Still fl
III '.!. Ill'i W Willi lil mirillk ' - -- , . r vi.tuiVM V7 VhVAA .X. Ul AiI Ull - -iJm j . m. . . - .. --
To the life wo are clins-inir f-.hnvTi.isft wnnui niimr - ' ' TTaKlotrin. frnm wbinb Wo ftVMv.f- ,Q fnwnn. . . t work otlove ana duty. At an early hour thamtter: wers
i - z "- o"n "j .-I-.-.-, i! . -- w - . v ii M.AJAJt ii v ifk..& iiuu uiiu ivi u ii in;' iiiLrtir ;;ti -.' . -
iiUt It StlOOflH frnm lliinll IlL-nn hlnl nn tha u-ln.r ! ox o ennn
i-. , iJ, Ai.w .. v.AUW.. VUU . Illg.
They loved, but the story we cannot unfold ;
They grieved, but no wall from theirlumhcr
They loved, but tho tongue of their gladness
will come ;
. seen rapidly moving to their places of assemblage the
At Westminster Abbey the English people for eight centuries I posts of the Grand Army of the Republic and the head
wo crowned and burled their roval rulers, and within that nrov I quarters of the military organizations., Even m the retail
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eld tomb of the aristocracy have been gathered through success-: streets of the city most of the shops were closed, and dur
?.8ft2 il " 5!I.?.J?,JIJlA?f; .'A.Md.fbi,.t.hnl8.olv98 iocr the earlv hours Of the dav the business thorouc?hfarfis-
They died !-aye, they died ; we things that aro now,
Tlmf walk on the turf that lies over their brow.
And make in their dwollings a tr anslont abode,
Meet tho things that they met o n their pilgrimage road.
Yea l hope and despondency-, pleasure and pain,
v e mingle togothor la eiaudhfne aud rain ;
Andahc smile and the teur, the song and the dirge,
Still follow each other, like surge upo n surge.
Tls the wink of au eyo, tl3 tha draught of a breath,
Prom the blossom of health to tho paleness of death,
From the gilded saloon to tho bier and the shroud .
Oh, why should tho spirit of mortal bo proud?
::: ' DECORATION D&Y.
i iog the early Jiours of the day the business thoroughfares.'
wore a Sunday aspect. People, when they emerged from
f-.linir rltcfillinrrs wnrA in bolirlav fi.f.f.ii'A nnrl WhTlt ha crv
?iefh0onUouJffo the uptown streets to be ready to fall
a still more endearing monumest in learning and philosophy, in
art and literature, than of those who had befen th "n.mt.'iJns of
armies, tno leader of parties, the oracles ofseuatorsund the or
naments oi courts,"
uus morning to a neniage oi our own, more precious than all, wiu iiuucs m uiu uue ul luuiun itiiu mutiiijuuu iiisseiu--tho
; great cemelories and the lonefy graves upon our own free ; bled further down to await the procession. Every where
S&X2S&S& 'lIr,nbL.S?-tt.t! there was a liberal display of buntin-, which in Broadway
fiinAfn f hn vntno itt r
forms onco manlv and bravo, who snvrenrtmfiti n rhtir noa . , esDeciallv was exccechnsrlv Dicturesaue. Evervwhere tha.to
w1"?.!??!1"000 was expected the procession would pass there was a
.1 nil mil. ii liiiiuiitir i ti.iu r ii6hi. ii.iici tit nn cm I I rai I T noiii crn.if . n . n. a. . '
---.- -.-.v... ....u , A.a.Kv..w uvUi HUVSIUUI. bvtl h.Aut4. OUVfl.Y I .1rk. sitsiw.j-1 y nnlix Ll.4i-1.
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Prom the far southwestern borders of Texas to the pine-cud j $i
avenue T?as a iamaoX
hills of Maino, and from the source of the mlghtv river of the Madison square looked as if it was the scene of .a great'
g the lakes of the North, until it i open-air mass meetmcr. The -pavements in the avemae
great Mississippi Valley, ainon
pours its resistless flood into the
humid gulf of the South, are
Mournings for Our Departed Heroes;
Then beautify and grace these graves,
i And build to.day sweet llorul bowers,
In honor of these sleeping braves
We'd plant o'er them perennial flowers ;
Bedeck their tombs with fadeless ferns,
That verdant live from year to year,
, So when this hullowod day returns
We'd find them fresh and blooming here.
We'd scatter wreaths and garlands twine,
And shower roses o'er eaoh tomb,
WeM have each shrub and fragrant vine
In green undying beauty bloom :
"We'd hnvo the charms of Flora spell,
That Nature in her wealth has given,
Crown each tomb here with immortelle,
Each brow with bays that bloom in heaven.
sown as if broadcast, tho white stones
! plaoesofour heroic dead.
There are, too, three score great national cemeteries, in which
are gathered all that remains of those who were denied tho finil
. boon of a grave by their own streams or on their own hill-sides.
1 .. ,.u,u.v0ui.iiwvii nic ui ui Liiuujiiuus uu it'll nucre vniy i
Lk It A U n fi L-i A- y-J - v a -4 A-B-sj Halt a & !.. -. a .,-. - TL
marking the last resting-; rtltJt.lu -""Ji "" " " ;" pariss, er pacKea-
iviwi jjuic, uuil iuu wmuutvs, uiiiuunies, unoj stOOPfeTOE'-
nouses were ocoupiea. ny tne eager crowd, iuven, the -tops-
iiiii.bi.i-S of street-cars, of which there was a loner line from Twz&-
-'U-r.A Z-L ! f.ur.eivfh cfvnoh nn i.tirl frnm T,wynnf.Tr-fliii1 c)- J3,-,.
wii wi.vwm uvawvw vh- miv vu a uwuviriiuuu DLiCnL f.ltlWfn
for principle's sake. Almost a score of years have passed, and naPPy m tI1()U. vantage ground.
yet what memories somo of those irroatcomatories reciiii. TMttR. The nrocession was the event of t.lio Hjiv A iwTaTion.-
ouig A.unuuiK apuaovon mcs, btone ltiver and Vntiotam. , stand had befin oractpA snntli nf tlm Wnrfli
v rsrmr.w nnti i-f-att voniw ihitrtnnnAmt mti pa.1..i.,i..-.k,. ' . --- --- - . .lvwu iuvmuuoaiw
. .....-,. ...... .H . w.. K. MtHVlUUVUKU HAUL X' 1UUL11L&RUU1 U. . ?. 1 " T W- f . . ...
Marietta and Cold Harbor to mention but these few names is to jrom wuicn Jiayor uooper reviewed the citizen soldrery..-
KvSniV t t-wl -lK rinln.f fiMii.1A v..a... .., i.. J .1 ' TKr. nnmrl -mst r AJ ..2A.1. 1.1 "VT J 1 V
5???'i PAnPAK0 toll that in tliom lie the dead of a full hun-, thoucrh admission to it was bv ticker., ifc was or
Mtooi mignty uutlios, WOUUl DC 10 give tllO niStOVV OlOneOf i..i- ii i- Afl" Ti ,----, -rrr- - ",
tho longest and costllests wars, in Hie and blood, ever waged by ? uwre o me announced ior cne moving ox me prJes-
uuu' -ui uit" -i'tiusu uuro ; mvrouro snuiour more Kinureu to ' hiuu. auuuy muies were amoiiGT cue invited sruests
V.W.U.1W 1 v-v,
deredawayby thousands bravo prisoners of war, murdered by ident Morris, of the Board of Aldermen, Fire Commis
starvation, whose fithastlvvlssasres thrilled ripnth tt;Bir-itMm...'t -m ' j n a... aj .. ri Tr wr , r -tT
ror, whose skeleton shadows darken the walls Of war momori 0iU"m"u8' mu. VUWK olV UU1S- -" "ie neignDOE-
and ' at
lives, over whose mention the heart shrinks., and the I Mavor was assisted in the coremonv of tbft i-mma-w hv fTw
well nigh rofuses utterance, Florenco, Riohmond, Sails- : f,"Li r ri rT , , I J ? , ieevr ? tUe
ndAndersonvllle-thosaddestspQts onearth-wliero moul- i wiembore of Governor Cornell's stall in full uniform, Pres-
twav bv thousands bravo nrismmrs nf wnr mnniAvn.i . ' irfonf TVT nin'? nf tlm Rnn.rrl nT Alrlovninn T?iQ hfiS.'ia
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rno JNation lias again performed a melancholy duty. ' Jforovor, and for whose torturing, of body aud miml, there can be ;00d oi tne giiind stand order was preserved by a deucl
Another year in the great calendar of timo has rolled'! ?SUfc8n? m1?1?'?1.0? oartl1' ?? ln 1Ie?.Te,n', ".was'bc raent from the Twonty-second regiment. The,prqcesiQKi
around, bringing with it the emerald verdure, tho frag- thVsfghTTak and as it came down Ei&
rant flowers, the glad sunshine j and, in the midst of all tokens and tho evidence of tho pricolcss inheritance which we veue from Thirty-third street and beyond the line pfe
thoso, tho siro aud matron, youth and maidon. Imppy ! ,wSSyVi!&.
children, withuoucht of care upon their buoyant soirUf; . ldSSinKSy mi ?pB&SSiV.- "fAili1? it?!?1; tunate few who were allowed to see it from the reviewing
bravo, strong soldiers, who have oft snatched viatory Nation so long as she shall maintain In this broad lfmdTjor em.
from tho jaws of defeat; wounded and crippled ones, once 1lre amUler homc-
stricKonea uown oy tue bullet or cannon shot: emiuent
civilians of prominent political standing : tho learned and
illiterate, the rich and poor, all conditions of our people
have, as with one accord, observed and honored tho day
sacred to the memories of thoso who dijd that tho Nation
xuuu mo. juv uuiy to cue living win not admit the do
votion oi tue cniot part of our
In March, JFCl, I stood at the east front of the Capitol, among
the vast asst-mblago that witnessed the first inauguration of
Abraham Lincoln. In Its rear and on Us flanks were parks or ar
tillery shotted to tho muzxto. Tho atmosphere -was hot with
hostility to tho incoming administration and towards the gov
ernment of the fathers. 1 saw that day a gang of slaves, men
mado In tod's image, driven in. chains up Pennsylvania avenue.
"Jw " ui uruuiH, unuer tne inaffiers msi. mow the shinlmr
Freedmon's seat of learning.
onus, u rises mg nor ana
lll'fitiil lniiil rtii ofli.ii
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turn iwuunni uisiKuuons appear to oiesa tne treedman's way to
nanor to rim mfowiaf inr
proceeding in connection with the day in various parts o1J SsUewhUemoYiuS
tho country, but wo will endeavor to condense accounts. Kighor
which came to us from manv soiirees. aud kindred institutions anneur to bless
: J,nwiy,?l!, i?UmuU of happiness." To the development i at all, the sun-umbrellas of the ladies not only forming'1
Washington, D. c. ; Sllonliaclfo? iS&iiiiS&&r& complete barrier for the fair ones, but shutting out a vW
Early in the moininff people boffan their iomimv tn A i- ni1 v.05 at, Jh0 genoroits victor that shares with him In full ol tno street as well. The guard ot trie Tweuty-secoatV
i. .i..: r i. x- "it. ..3 n.Sr . .J: j '
stand. As a whole, it was coudeded to he th'e fiuesfe parada
i ever witnessed in Kew York, and the column was e
1 pecially strong in the number of visiting military orgxal
; nations which formed a part of it, It was fully fiueeia
I minutes after tho start that the head of the column reached
! the reviewing stand, and an hour and a half was consumed?
jin the passing of the procession. During all that tima:
! woraeu stood, in tho broiling sun watching tho processioo,
j some of thorn with babies in their arniB, which; even tXHja
sight of tho soldiers could not quiet. At first it seeme&l
that tho modest part of tho multitude on the grand standi
-tho men who were in tno rearwould bo unable to see
and by eleven o'clock tho roads leading to tho cemetery lony y on rsol" warfare against the Government. 'to stand upon brelias down, by oidoi ol the oirtcor ot the day, was;tne
were tilled with podostrians. wagons bVmnS nirrinm ' ?Wtf wltHe fze cry, but at fiiut the oixl or was not obeyed. The commaBd;.
na an Idmle of LSZi. &,$&& ffi'Kfe XSS&S ffi? ,uSffiK'SASl 8$S IVot ScS "
caso with tho ixjuto through Georgetown. On their ar- llctn' Vulld, wonumenta and strew the swoetest floven that i courage -to M. lleupeokoiy in the ieai, whoso witocoiiKi
rival at Arlington the neonlo distributed thnmRnlvAR nml springtimo brings upon the graves of their departed heroes, but ! not come, and he cried, " Umbrellas down in fronts?
tlm rrrasfv i ,5S tJFSl il ?JTZ l". .Yi1 ".time. wiilcrunu i lustily that tboro soon was an umbitdla chorus, and the.,
" w ---.-j , ,-.,. vw MkAVSlfctSW UMUUblLli: VJ1 llliUvlII!.' iLll ' Vft MU JVItOtl WOlhiiUlt C1UU111.. tllltI. IIV I 'MIU I II 1 1 mm iiriiiri'lica f
BllUll IAK01LS inSninitlAn With 10 fVhm I uicin imiifAS uhArA 3liAn i Uiuiuo i
i - - - i . - " rwmm h mtj m & u L&a vaiu t il u n i iiu j. ciitti'ii
I torever her best and truest friends. f
early raid, on dinner baskets. Whole families came. Tho
grounds ol tho historical placo wore in oxcollout order.
The green of 2io heaUhy, well-kept sward makos a very
picturesque contrast with the rod roads and footways that
iuuvi i4" -v w.nui,o ujj tiju uuib tu tuu oiu uustis man
sion, a hero were flowors and decorations overywlioro.
Virtue alono outbuilds the Pyramtds,
Her monuments shall Inst when fcgypt's fall.
1-V,1.0 1.u,tiu' !,s W) of. hope amlproiulBe.. Tho cause of
presence of the Statuo of
to me of one of the
. Boomed to hear him.
deolaro Upon this act.
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Aftor tho dismissal of the grand procession (x. A." Posis
i apd oitiaous in large bodies repaired to the various cm&-
ries in the vicinity of New York. '
Vith. its 500 acres of ground, eighteen miles of avend
freedom land seventeen miles of paths, and with its 200.0fXl intm
imbodded in the "H'y oeuevou to be an act of jugtic, I invoke tlie eonsld
iniuwmeu in i.iit-, ate judgment of: mankind nndtile kracious' favor of Almigh
. ' . fctf!,aMQte thiamin t.o let th,e oppressed go free. ... ?
ments since its opening in 1838, Greenwood Comotjerr
mhy, with groat propriety, ha. designated "the jQity
the Dead." It is no wonder, then, when. one coni&i.
the'va$fc number of families in Now York and I$roplciyJH'
whosVlovAd ones havq been given a final, resting 'pfaocw
there, that Decoration Dpy should flnd its long stretch iSk