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The Northern Pacifio company have let to
"Williams AUpham a contract for the building
of a dock at Superior. The dock to be 1,000 feet
long by 160 wide, and to have a channel ICO
feet wide, on three sides of it It is estimated
that it will coat in the neighborhood of $10,
OOO. Work will be commenoed immediately,
and it is expected the dock will be finished the
It is rumored that the Chicago, Milwaukee
Jk St. Paul company has arrangements about
completed for running a fast train between
Chicago and Sioux City and Yankton. The
train will run over the Chicago and Pacific,
Dubuque and Prairie du Chien divisions.
The Indian outrage epidemic has spread
from New Mexico to Colorado. A Bawlins dis
patch says a courier from White river, where
The massacre nf two years ago occurred, re
ports that two settlers have been killed, and a
general outbreak is imminent
The gross earnings of Chicago, Milwaukee &
S Paul for the second week in September
amount to $400,000, an increase of $107,-
500 over the.corresponding week of last year.
Yard Master Louis Babb while coupling cars
at the Chicago, S Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
depot recenty had a wrist horribly mashed
and the bones shattered.
At Detroit the Grand Trunk has begun" sell
ing tickets to New York for $ 4 and to
Boston for $5.
OUR CRIMINAL CALENDAR.
At Glendive, Montana, Johnnie Kiefer at
tacked J. C. Murray with a huge club. Mur
ray drew a navy Colts' and fired, the ball pass
ing threngh the thigh, making an ugly and
dangerous wound. Kiefer is a bad man, and
had imposed upon Murray for weeks, and they
finally came to blows, Kiefer coming out sec
A gjrl named Anne Steekler, living at Iowa
City, attempted suicide at the Grand National
hotel by taking Laudanum. She was deeply in
love with a young coach boy there named Char
ley Hall, whom she wanted to marry, against
her parents wishes, and they treated her badly
causing her to leave home. She will probably
WEEKLI RECORD OF CASUALTIES.
James Stevens, a brakemaa on the Milwau
kee, Lake Shore & Western railroad, was in
stantly killed by lightning while working hie
brake as the train neared Two Rivers, Wiscon
sin. Stevens was a very respectable married
man and was a resident of Indanapolis.
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
About one-third of the horses in S Louis
are suffering from a disease, called "pinkeye,''
which first appears in the horses' eyes. These
become watery. The eyelids are inflamed and
rnn off matter. The neck swells and the limbs
increase in size, so that horses have to he re
lieved of service. "Pjnkeye" first made its
appearance here about four weeks ago. Ten
cases have been fatal. In about ten days the
disease runs its course.
Memorial services in honor of the dead pres
ident were not generally held throughout Min
nesota, as the governor's proclamation contem
plated. In St. Paul, as in many places through
out the state, the proclamation was too late to
permit adequate arrangements. Many churches
had made preparations for memorial services
Sunday, and could not chaage their plans on
such short notice.
Private Secretary Brown denies the truth of
the report that Mrs. Garfield fainted during
the night after the president's death, saying,
""Mrs. Garfield is not a woman who faints."
He says she exhibited the greatest calmness
There is a grim humor in Attorney General
MacVeagh's dispatch to Gen. Arthur, in which
he announced that the American people must
be prepared for any great affliction which
providence, in its wisdom, may see fit to send
Wm. P. Robeson, brother of the ex-secre
tary, has just died at Camden, N. J. He re
signed a coloneloy in the regular army to take
the collectorship of the port of Camden.
An election for delegate to congress from
Alaska took place on the 5th inst, and resulted
in the election of Col. W. Ball, late collector
of customs, by four-fifths majority.
Sixteen persons comprise the party of Presi
dent Villard of the Northern Pacifio, who are
to leave Chicago on for Oregon and
Hon. Solomon Spink, formerly secretary of
Dakota, and afterwards delegate to congress,
died at Yankton in the 5 let year of his age.
Director Swift, of the Warner observatory,
says a new comet appeard at the very hour
President Garfield was passing away.
Alfred Tennyson, the British poet laureate,
writes to Minister Lowell expressing his sym
pathy with the American people and the family
of the dead president He said: We learned
yesterday that the president was gone. We
had watched with much admiration his forti
tude, and not without hope for the recovery of
his health these many days. Now we almost
seem to have lost a personal friend. He was a
good man and a noble one. Accept from me
and my wife and family assurances of heart
felt sympathy for Mrs. Garfield, for yourself
and your country."
The state republican convention of Wiscon
sin was held at Madison on Wednesday last J.
U. Quarles of Kenosha, was permanent presi
dent. The platform expresses sympatbv for
President Garfield'g family declares faith in
Gen. Arthur's patriotism and good intentions.
Polygamy is denounced. While corporations
must be encouraged, there must be no further
subsidies granted to railroads. It recommends
legislation by congress relative to counting the
electoral vote and also legislation settling
the question of presidential inability.
The presentation of candidates for govoner
was then made. Busk was presented by Thom
as of Crawford, Brvant and Warner by Gibson
of Pierce and Keys of Dane. Bingham by N. W.
Wheeler of Chippewa,and Herman Smith by N.
C. Farns worth. Gen. Busk was nominated on
the 6th ballot for lieutenant governor. Sam
S. Fifield of Ashland, secretary of state, by
Timme State Treasurer, Mr. McFenidge of
Dodge,' Attorney General, L. F. Frisky Soper
intendeot of Public Instruction, Robert Gra
ham of Oskoeh Railroad Commissioner, N. P.
Haughen of Pierce Spooner Jr. was
mominated commissioner of insurance.
a The Massachusetts Republican State conven
tion renominated Gov. Long and the whole
ticket of last year. Prominent among delegates
is Mrs. Mary A. Livermore of Melrose, the well
known advocate of female suffrage.
The platform favors one standard of value,
that of the gold dollar a revision of the tariff:
a wise indian policy civil service reform. As
this subject engrosses attention we give the
civil service plank in full:
FourthA thorough reform in the methods
of making and obtaining appointments to the
civil service. The needed reforms will com
prehend these aims: the maintenance of the
constitutional prerogative ef the president to
make nominations on his sole responsibility
and of the constitutional prerogative of the
senate to confirm or refuse to confirm such
nominations, free from executive dictation the
relief and exclusion of members of the legisla
tive branch from the business of selecting of
ficeholders in departments of administration the
prohibition of assessments upon salaries of
officeholders for party purposes appointment
to clerkships to depend in the first instance
upon successfully pa-sing a proper examination
open to all applicants without discrimination
of party, and second, upon satisfactory Bervice
Vxduring a peried of probation a term of office
-daring good behavior or for a reasonable fixed
jtorm with promotion for the meritourious per
formance of duty, and no removals exeept for
AN EXTRA SESSION CALLED.
Proclamation of GOT. Plllsbury, Calling an
Bxtra Session of the Legislature,
STATK OF MINNESOTA, EXECUTIVE DEPART
MENT.Whereas, the legislature at its last regular
session passed an "act for the adjustment of the
Minnesota State Railroad Bonds," based upon a
proposition submitted by the holders of said bonds
and whereas, tne legislature at the same session
also passed an act proposing an amendment to the
constitution, devoting the proceeds of the internal
improvement-lands to the payment of the new
bonds authorized to be issued in the adjustment of
said railroad bonds, which is to be submitted to the
people at the approaching general election and
whereas, the supreme court of this State has
declared both the adjustment act aforesaid
and the constitutional amendment of 1860 to be
null and void, thus rendering all of said legislation
inoperative and whereas, the said court has decid
ed that full and final power and authority to pro
vide for the settlement of said bonds is vested fit
the legislature: and, whereas, more than $2,000,-
of the whole issue of $2,275,000 of said bonds are
now deposited with the State auditor, to be surren
dered for new bonds or cash at 50 cents on the dol
lar, and the State may yet avail itself of the propo
sition of the bondholders, and thus save more than
$3,000,000, provided the settlement be immediately
consummated and whereas, most of said bonds will
mature before provision can be made for settle-*
meut by the next regular session of the legislature,
thus placing the State in the position of a total re
pudiator of its solemn obligations.
Now, therefore, in order to complete the pro
posed adjustment, and firmly believing that the
best interests of the State require the Immediate
assembling of the legislature, I, John S. Pillsbury,
governor of the State of Minnesota, do hereby issue
this, my proclamation, summoning the members of
the two houses of the legislature to convene iu
extra session at the capitol in St. Paul, oa Tues
day, the 11th day of October, A. D. 1881, at 11
o'clock a.m., to take such action as shall seem
requisite to protect the credit and honor and Bub
Berve the welfare of the State.
Given under my hand and the great seal of State,
this 19th day of September, A. D. 1881.
[Signed] J. & PlT.LBBPBY.
By the governor:
FRED VON BAUMBACH, Secretary ef State.
Proper and suitable notice will be served on
the members of the legislature in the manner
in such cases made and provided.
TAXA TION OF RAILROAD LANDS.
The Attorney General Delivers an Opinion
That Lands Held fur Speculative Purposes
are Subject to Taxation.
Under date of September 16, the attorney gen
eral has given the following important opinion rela
tive to taxation on railroad lands:
Barney Vosberg, county auditor, Stearns county,
St. Cloud, Minn.Dear Sir You say, "I have be
fore moan application made by the St. Paul, Min
neapolis & Manitoba Railway company for consul
tation of tax judgments on town lots in Melrose,
this county. The lots in question were deeded to
the St. Paul & Pacific Railway company by E. and
W.H.Clark, December 28. 1871, and have been
held by that company and its successors since that
datenot at all for any legitimate use of the com
pany in the operation of its franchises, but exclu
sively for purpose of speculation. This being the
case, and it is not denied, 1 have considered the lots
subiect to taxation."
You ask, first, "as to the legality of assessing
such lots for taxation, "and, second, "as to my au
thority in law for cancelling tax judgments under
such or any circumstances."
To the first question, I answer ths,t lots pnr
chased and held by this- railroad company,
"exclusively for purposes of speculation," are
in my opinion, liable to taxation. The exemption
from taxation of the real estate of said company,
aside from its land grant, which is specifically ex
cepted, applied to such real estate as is purchased,
or used for the purpose of operating its railroad,
and not such as is bought and held for purposes of
SecondSec. 97, p. 240, General Statutes, 1878,
as amended by sec. 19, ch. 10, General Laws.1881,
specifies when and under what circumstances a tax
judgment and sale can be satisfied. This section
was evidently passed in the interest of purchasers
at tax sales. It first provides for refunding to such
purchaser the money paid at the sale, etc., when the
sale is declared void "by judgment of court." Then
comes the proviso "that when lands have' been
sold for taxes the title to which at the time
such tax was levied thereon was in
any railroad company, and not subject to taxation,
upon presentation to the county auditor of the cer
tificate of the proper officers of the rail
road company, approved by the State auditor show
ing" etc, the amount paid shall be refunded. This
can only mean, and indeed, so expressly savs, to
apply to cases where lands have been sold for
taxes." The application iu such case should, there
fore, be made by the purchaser at the sale. If,
however, the lands were bid in the State of Min
nesota, "the State auditor is authorized by the last
clause of the sentence to cancel such sale and ratify
the tax judgment," and I apprehend this is the
only case in which the legislature, except on the ap
plication of the purchaser, could have authorized
any officer to ratify either the judgment or sale.
When a tax sale is made and a certificate issued
thereon, a contract is Consumated which cannot be
interfered with by the legislature. Truly yours,
W. J. HAHN, Attorney General.
THE FORFEITED TAX SALE.
A Circular of Suggestions From the Auditor
of State to County Auditors in Regard
The following circular of general interest
has been issued by State Auditor Whitcomb:
State of Minnesota, Auditor'-s Office, St. Paul,
Sept, 17, 1881.To County Auditors: You will
be governed by the following suggestions in con
ducting the forfeited tax sale, provided for in chap
ter 135 of the general laws ot 1881:
The law directs that this sale be held after the
regular delinquent sale, which commences on the
third Monday of September and continues six con
secutive days, or longer if necessary to close out the
list of delinquent lands, consequently the forfeited
sale cannot commence before the 26th inst., or even
later, if the delinquent sale should be continued
longer than six days. I am informed that in some
counties the forfeited sale has been noticed for an
earlier date than the 26th. Where this has been
done, I would suggest that it be adjourned until
All property which became delinquent in 1879,
or prior years, is included in this sale, and it must
be sold for the amount of all taxes standing against
it, including the accrued taxes of 1879 and 1880,
with 10 per cent interest per annum on the origi
nal tax from date of delinquency, excluding all
other interest, penalties and costs, except the costs
of this sale.
No property fairly assessed and taxed, that is
worth more than the amount thus charged against
it, must be sold for a less sum. In order to secure
this you will continue the sale from day to day, and
even week to week if necessary, until you become
satisfied that you have disposed of -all tracts, or lots
worth niore than the taxes, interest and costs.
After selling all property having a fixed value you
may proceed to sell that having a nominal value, or
upon which the taxes, interest and costs, equal or
exceed its actual value, and this class of property
you may sell for as low a price as the amount of
State tax due thereon, if no higher bid cau be ob
tained. It may be well to approach this price
gradually, by selling one day for the taxes less in
terest and costs, one day for the taxes less 10 per
cent., and so on, until the bare amount of the. State
tax is finally reached, remembering that this price
is only to be accepted in closing out the compara
tively worthless property on your list.
You will not include in this sale, any school, uni
versity, agricultural college, or internal improve
ment lands, upon which there is any purchase
money due the State. Purchasers of these lands
will be required to pay their taxes, prior to the
next regular sale of State lands in their county fail
ing to do this, their land will become forfeited and
will be re-offered for sale, and on being sold to an
other purchaser, the taxes will be cancelled.
If any property brings more at this sale than the
amount of taxes, interest and costs due thereon, the
surplus will remain in the county treasury, subject
to the order of the owner of the property, at the
date of its forfeiture. Such owners will forfeit all
right to redeem their property on the 26th inst,
still I would advise allowing them to redeem at any
time during the sale, and before the property maj
After sale and payment by the purchaser, yon
will make the proper transfer of the property on
your tax lists for the current year, and all valuable
property, remaining unsold you will continue on
the tax list as before, but all property having mere
ly a nominal value, you will strike from the tax
list and send a descriptive list of the same to this
O. P. WHITCOMB. Auditor of State.
Folk county elected the following delegates
to the state convention: B. Reynolds, E. 0.
Davis, K. D. Chase, Mr. Salvenson and Mr.
Hanson. This is a McGill delegation, but un
Reports from farmers in Bamsey, Hennepin
and Washington counties are as cheerless as
the skies have been of late, and forebodings of
fall floods again make themselves felt. The
ground is so thoroughly soaked that the water
runs off into the water courses almost in entire
jr as it falls. The impaired streets are perfect
sloughs of despond, and horses are sickening
by scores. One teamster in St. Paul
engaged in hauling from the freight
houses has lost eight good ani
mals within a fortnight, and others doubtless
have had as bad an experience, Building op
erations are much retarded, if not totally stop
ped, and railroads already tremble least the
overflows of last spring may be repeated with
all their losses ana delays.
THE FUNERAL OBSEQUIES.
Impressive Funeral Ceremonies in the
Eotunda of the Capitol in t
,the Afternoon. ,&2Jf$jSi
Departure of the Train Bearing Presi
dent Garfield's Body Prom Wash-.
-^ington to Cleveland. ,.iv^
A Large Number of People, Including
the President and Other High
Officials, Present. i**
The Disconsolate Widow Looks tor the
Last Time Upon the Dead Fea
tures of the Beloved One,
OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE DBATH.
ELBEBON, N. J., 11:15 p. m.The following
official bulletin has just been issued:
ELBEBON, N. J., Sept 19,11:30 p. m.The
president died at 10:35 p. m. After the bul
letin was issued at 5:30 this evening he con
tinued in much the same condition as daring
the afternoon, his pulse varying from 10 2 to
106, with rather increased force and volume.
After taking nourishment he fell into
a quiet sleep, about thirty-five minutes before
his death, and while asleep his pulse rose to
120 and was somewhat more feeble
At ten minutes efter 1 0 o'clock he awoke, com
plaining of a severe pain over the re
gion of the heart, and immediately became
unconscious and ceased to breathe at 10:35.
[Signed.] D. W. Buss, P. H. HAMILTON, D.
THE STBICKEN WIFE.
NEW YOBK, Sept 19.A Telegram extra
says: At the president's bedside, holding his
poor, emaciated hand in her own, and watch
ing with anguish unutterable the fast-vanish
ing shreds of life, sat the faith
ful, devoted wife during the closing hours
of the president's career. Around him were
other weeping friends and physicians lament
ing their powerlessness in the presence of the
dark angel of death. Toward the last the
mind of the sufferer wandered. He was once
more back in Mentor amid those scenes where
the happiest hours of his life were spent He
eat in the dear old home again
with loved ones around him, his
aged mother so proud of her big boy, his
faithful wife and beloved children. It was a
blissful dream that robbed death of its terrors
and rendered the dying man for a moment un
conscious of the cruel rending of his once
vigorous frame that was constantly going on.
The moon..of Jhe restless,, ocean mingled
with soTTsor. loved ones' as tne lamp of life
flickered and went out forever. Nearly every
one around the president clung to hope to the
last, and refused to believe the approach of
death till the shadow deepened and the de
stroyer's presence cuuld be no longer unfelt
Flags bang at half-mast troza every house on
Ocean avenue, and the gaiety of this favorite
watering place is followed by the deepest
gloom. The struggle is over, and death is the
IiAST SCENES A THE BRANCH.
LYING IN STATE.
EiiBEBON, Sept 2,1.It is understood that
President Arthur has determined to go, through
to Cleveland in company with the cabinet An
additional guard has been placed about
Francklyn cottage for the purpose of preserv
ing order while the remains are lying in state.
Hundreds of people are arriving. Arrange
ments have been completed and notice given
that those desiring may view the remains of
the president. The line has formed and peo
ple are passing in single file through the cot
tage. Two sentinels are at each side of the en
trance to prevent more than one person enter
ing at a time. The casket is very unpreten
tious, being covered with black cloth, and
with the exception of the silver mount
ings is perfectly plain. The only
decoration is a large shaped sage
palm which extends from the foot of the casket
upwards. The remains are lying in one of the
rooms on the first floor of the cottage, and peo
ple pass in at the east door, and, without
stopping, out at the west The appearance of
the late president is so changed that persons
familiar with his natural countenance would
scarcely recognize him. Church bells are toll
ing and the crowd continues to increase. The
cars which are to be used for the funeral train
have just been run up to the Francklyn cot
tage. The engine and coaches are now in
readiness to start The entire train is heavily
draped in mourning. The line formed from
the hotel to the Francklyn cottage has been di
minished somewhat, but Ocean avenue for two
blocks in either direction is blocked with vehi
cles. An extreme solemnity peivades the as
APPEABAKCE OF THE BODY.
NEW YOBK, Sept 21.The Evening Post's
Long Branch special says: The president is
laid out in the suit of clothes which be wore
on inauguration day. His left hand is laid
acrosB his breast, after the manner ho had in
life. This was done in order to make his
resemblance as near to lite as possible. No
persons will be allowed to enter the death
chamber, which has been put iu the same order
as it was when the president was brought to
Elberon. The body is so shrunken that arti
ficial means had to be resorted to to give the
clothes the appearance of being filled out In
addition to the natural shrinking from his ill
ness the operation connected with tbe autopsy
has left tbe body in an even more emaciated
state. A plaster cast was taken of bis face yes
terday, as well as of his right hand. In taking
the cast of his hand it was somewhat discol
ored, so that this hand will not be seen. The
effect of the oil used upon the face prior to
taking the cast disfigured the features some
what, and slightly altered the color of the face,
so that the appearance is very much less nat
ural even than it was just after death. The
president has a massive head and the large
bones show very prominently. His
CHEEKS ABE FALLEN IN.
The beard has been so arranged about the
parotid gland as to conceal that scar, and such
arrangements have been made about the pillow
as to still further conceal the swelling which
tended to sap away his life. The undertaker
says that in his opinion it will not be safe to
expose tbe body after it leaves here. The
effects of fluids in embalming are such as to
have already hardened the features. A num
ber of journalists who have been so closely
watching the president's case all these weary
weeks were given an opportunity for a first
view of tbe case. Tbe sentries stood at either
side of the entrance. The coffin lay in the
hallway of the lower floor with a soldier at the
foot and head of it. The coffin was black with
silver handles. Black rods ran along the side,
.nd upon the top was a silver plate with the
JAMES ABBAM GARFIELD,
Born Nov. 19,1831,
Died, President of the United States,
.i/,v\ Sept 19,1831. !?&$?&
The coffin waa lined with satin acrosB the
top and crossing each other were two long
leaves of palL Only the face and shoulders
were visible, and one needed to know that all
that remained of James A Garfield lay there
to recall his features so familiar during life.
Tbe face, to those who knew Gen. Garfield and
from portraits,could not have been recognized.
Tbe features were no longer there. There was
an expression about the lower lip which those
who knew him best would recognize. The
cheeks were gone. The brow had lost the
massive, appearance which, characterized it in
IffeT The" Involuntary whispered remark^ of
all as they eazed on the livid form was: "I
never should have recognized him. How he
must have suffered!" The shrunken earthly
form told how much. It was most marvelous
that he lived so long. As the crowd slowly en
tered and left the hall the bell of the chapel in
the distance was tolled, and its tones could
be faintly heard above the roar of the sea.
5 THE FUNERAL TRATN. **f
ITS PASSAGE TO WASHINGTON.
LONG BBANCH, Sept 21.Immediately after
the service, Mrs. Garfield, accompanied by her
son Harry, Col. Swaim, Co), and Mrs. Rock
well, Miss Mollie Garfield and Miss Rockwell,
and Dr. Bovnton and C. O. Rockwell, left the
cottage and boarded the first coach. The
membors of the cabinet and their wives fol
lowed and took seats in the second coach.
Mrs. Garfield was heavily veiled, and in pass
ing into the train exhibited the same fortitude
which has characterized her throughout In
addition to the immediate members of the fami
ly, the following persons composed the party
on the train: Dr. Beyburn, Private Secretary J.
Stanly Brown, Executive Clerk Warren" S.
Young, J. S. Van Wormer, Chief Clerk Poe and
John Jamison, railway mail service. Post
office department: Bidgley Hunt, son of
the secretary of the navy C~F. James, son of
the postmaster general Jay Stone, private
secretary to Secretary Lincoln ex-Sheriff
Daggett of Brooklyn, Col. H. G. Corbin and
Messrs. Atchinson, Bickard and other at
tendants upon the late president and Mrs. Gar
field during their sojourn here. Just before
the train was ready to start, the following New
JerBey state officials, accompanied by members
of the legislature, arrived and acted as a guard
of honor: Gov. Geo. O. Ludlow, Maj. G. M.
Ott, Adjutant General Wm. S. Striker, Quarter
master General Lewis Perrine. Gen. Wil
loughby.Weston, Gen. Bird, W. Spencer, Col.
S. Perrine, Jr., secretary of state Halifax C.
Eelsey, assistant secretary of state Jas. D.
Hall, comptroller E. J, Anderson, treasurer
Geo. M. Wright and the private secretary to
the governor, Jas. D. Nass. A few minutes
before ten the casket was removed to the third
coach. The attendants and others who ac
companied the party took seats in the fourth
car. At exactly ten o'clock
THE TRAIN 8TABTED
from the cottage moving from the grounds
very slowly. Tbe train reached Elberon sta
tion at 10:12 and ran up the road about a
quarter of a mile from the station, where it
was halted. To this point the special train
which brought President Arthur and Gen.
Grant from New York, was run, and guards
were stationed in the vicinity to prevent any
annoyance from the crowd, there being from
500 to 600 persons there. As soon as Presi
dent Arthur's train was stopped alongside the
train which bore the remains, the president
and Gen. Grant stepped across and entered the
second car of the funeral train. Gen. Grant
took the second from the last seat
on the right hand side of the
car. President Arthur sat in the
next seat in front of Gen. Grant by himself,
and the seat next in front of that in which
President Arthur sat was occupied by Secreta
ry Blaine. As the train moved off, President
Arthnr had his hands on the back of Secretary
Blaine's seat and leaning forward engaged in a
conversation with the secretary. The funeral
train left at 10 a. m. The tram passed Elbe
ron station at 10:12 a. m. President Arthur
and ex-President Grant boarded the train at
AT OCEAN GBOVE.
OCEAN GBOVE, N. J., Sept. 21.The funeral
train passed here at 10:14. The railroad for
half a mile on both sides was lined with peo
ple. On the platform of tho depot were from
4,000 to 5,000 ladies and gentlemen. As the
train passed men stood with uncovered heads
absolutely silent The bells tolled and then
the crowd dispersed. Flags are at half mast
and buildings are draped. Monmouth junc
tion, forty-six miles from Elberon, was passed
at 11*20. The funeral train passed Princeton
junction at 11:35 a m. There were about 300
or more students from Princeton at the junc
tion. They had the track strewn for 10 0
yards with beautiful flowers, and who threw
some elegant flowers on the train as
it slowed up. The train passed Tren
ton, sixty-one miles from Elberon, and
arrived at Bristol, where it stopped
for water, at 12:05, leaving at 12:08.
About ljOOOpeople were cougregated here. It
passed West Philadelphia at 12:44. In carry
ing President Garfield to Long Branch the
special train ran the ninety-four miles from
West Philadelphia to Elberon in 127 minutes,
the funeral train occupied 15 2 minutes. The
train left Grey's Ferry at 12:53. When the
train passed West Philadelphia there was a
large crowd which filled Market street along
the top of Grey's Ferry tunnel, watching for
its passage. Expressions of sympathy and
sorrow were heard on all sides. The train
passed Chester at 1 -.08. At Lamakin stopped
for water and coal, leaving there at 1:10.
TBENTON, N. Y., Sept 21.The funeral
train passed this city at 11:49. It made no stop.
An immense amount of people had assembled,
and every man took off his bat and the women
bowed their heads. Many persons were effected
ABEIVAL IN WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, Sept 21.Tbe special train
bearing the remains of President Garfield,
which left Elberon at 10 a. m., reached Wash
ington at 4:35 p. m. The -oagsage from El
beron to Washington was one continued mani
festation of sympathy and sorrow. In populous
cities, in smaller villages and even in
the country through which the mourn
ful train passed demonstrations of sympathy
and sorrow were ever present. In the larger
cities the multitudes assembled and 'stood ab
solutely silent with heads uncovered as the
train passed by, while the tolling of bells, flags
at half mast, and funeral drapery which cov
ered many buildings, all added to the solemni
ty of the scene. At numerous points along the
route beautiful floral offerings were
made, and at several places the
track was literally covered for a distance of
more than 100 yards with ferns and flowers.
Even in the country along the route of the rail
road there was no lack of evidence of
affectionate regard, sympathy and sor
row. Men,- women and children
collected on the porticos of residences
near the track, at crossings and embankments
commanding a view of the train, ,and with
bowed and uncovered heads, for an instant as.
the train rushed past, gave evidence of their
sorrow. Laborers in the field watched the
comiug of the train bearing the dead president,
and with uncovered heads btood mute and sor
rowful while the funeral train passed.
A EEMABKABLE CTHCULAB. fen P* -I
WASHIKGTON, Sept 21 The following circular
was distributed upon the streets by some person
last evening: "Tlie president is dead! Long live
the nation! Fellew citizens, in the name of the now
headless trnnk of the republic, you are called upon
to join at this minute's notice,in the holy alliance of
vijrilants in order to shield and euard until congress
nrovides the only life that stands at this hour under
the constitution between order and anarchy. Let
us see that peace be to the ashes of him now can
onized in the hearts of his countrymen, and that his
sacred dust shall not be scattered to the four winds
byfactions or revolutions. Address secretary Na
tional Minute Men of America, 208& Twelfth
ARTHUB WILIJ BESIGN. ,j
Special to the Kansas City Times.
CHICAGO, Sept 19.Col. Eldridge, a prominent
politician of New York, was at the Times bureau
to-day, and made the following remarkable pre
diction In case of Garfield's death, Mr. Arthur
will, as soon as the excitement is over, resign the
duties of the office which will devolve upon him.
I know this has been tacitly agreed upon by the
stalwarts, and meets the approval of Conkling. It
is believed that such a course would result in a vic
tory for the stalwarts iu the long run. As impossi
ble as this appears at the first glance, mature con
sideration will convince the American people that
it would be the very best move for the country and
Mr. Arthur. Col. Eldridge is fresh from New
York, and says he knows this plan has been secretly
discussed for some weeks.
ggj| PRESIDENT'S MOTHER.
'^M HOW SHE BECETVED THE SAD NEWS.' ."T
CLEVELAND, O., Sept 20.Who shall break
the news to Mother Garfield the Leader spec
ial says, was the query this morning at the
home of her son-in-law, M. G. Larabee, at
Solon. Mother Garfield watched anxiously
for the 6 o'clock bulletin Mon
day evening, feeling if it was favorable
Bhe might hope on. Worn out by anxious days
and sleepless nights, her strength became so
exhausted that the administration of stimu
lants was found necessary. Though hoping
against hope,she could not realize that her son
was in immediate danger. "He will live," she
said but yesterday ''God made so few men
like him, he will not take him away.
When there are lives of usefulness there are
IIMI iiiiinaiainiulf riiiiiiffiMiifil
whomany that are of no use to anyone who
live, so I
CANNOT BELIEVE 001* WILL TAKE MX JAMES
away when be is so much needed." Shortlv
after 8 o'clock this forenoon Mrs. Garfield
arose and after dressing spent some time read
ing her bible, as customary, then Bhe wen
into the dining room where her breakfast waa
being prepared. Refreshed by a night of rest,
she was more cheerful than for some days.
Mr. Larabee, unable to conceal his emotion,
left the room in tears. Mother Garfield walked
about, looked out of the windows. Finally she
he turned to her daughtor, saying.
"Is there any news yet this morning.
Mary?" Mrs. Larabee'a heart failed. She
could not blast the hope expressed in that
voice and exhibited in that dear old fa e. :Eal
your breakfast, mother. It is ready now," she
said. "But I want to hear from James first
said the loving mother. The telegram that
was so soon to bring grief and anguish to her
hopeful heart lay on the shelf, and seeing it
she took it and was about to read it, saying
"Here it is now I must read it before
I eat Her granddaughter, Ellen Larabee,
fearing that so sudden a shock would be fatal
took the dispatch from her hand and said: "I
will read it to you, grandma.
ABE YOU PBEPABED POB BAD NEWS?"
"Why no," said grandma "I am not pre
pared for bad news and there isnot any new
since morning, is there?" "ie s, grandma,
Oh. Nellie, he is not, he cannot be
dead." "Grandma, his spirit passed away
last night" "Oh it cannot be. It must not
be. I cannot have it so. I cannot have it so.
My James, my James, dead? I cannot believe
it You let me see the dispatch." She took
and read it, dropped the mes
sage on the floor, fell backward,
in the chair moaning and wringing her hands,
bitter tears coursing down her cheeks. For
some time Bhe gave way to uncontrollable
grief, but at length subdued her feelings in a
measure. She said: ".To-morrow I will be
eighty years old, but I will not
see the beginning of another year.
James is gone. and I shall
not be long after him." After she succeeded
in somewhat controlling her emotions until the
arrival of James Palmer, husband of a
daughter of Mrs. Larabee. When he entered
she again burst into tears, and, between her
sobs,- repeated over and over in her anguish,
"HE'S GONE, HE'S GONE."
"Oh, I cannot have it so." When the morning
paper arrived, although advised by her daugh
ter not read it, she insisted an it, and eagerly
scanned the dispatches for a while
then, throwing it down, exclaimed:
I can not read any more."
Then she went to her room and lay down, but
soon arose and requested a grand-daughter to
read to her further, listening with blind
eyes and breaking heart, making
noble efforts to restrain her emotions.
During the afternoon somebody remarked
to her that it seemed a very still day. "Still,"
responded she, "yes, but it is the stillness of
death." Mrs. Mehitable Trowbridge, the re
maining sister of President Garfiold, was also
notified of his death this morning. Having
been sick several weeks it was feared that this
blow might prostrate her, but she
bears up better than might be
expected. Both of the sisters appear
more unnerved than the aged mother herself
The fortitude of the latter can be better ap
preciated when it is remembered that Wednes
day of this week is her eightieth birthday.
Since the ,14th of November last there have
occurred five deaths in the family, as follows:1
Mrs. Hattie L. Palmer, 4th of November.
Her son Rudolph, on the 10th of February.
Thomas Garfield on the 18th of June.
Miss Carnold on the 24th of July.
Just ten months ago Monday Thomas Gar
field and the late president celebrated their
birthdavs at a ioint festivity iq Randall, their
birthdays coming oh" the s'ame day the general
being forty-nine and Thomas Garleld seventy
nine years of age.
A THE DEATH.
OKN. SWAIM'S ACCOUNT.
LONG BBANCH, Sept 20.Gen. Swaim, who
has been with President Garfiold continuously
since shot, and Who waa the only one with the
president when he commenced sinking last
uight, makes the following statemeut:
It was my night to watch with the president
I had been with him a good deal of the time from
dp. m. A few minutes before 10 o'clock I left
Col. Rockwell, with whom I had been talking for
some time in the lower hall. I proceeded up stairs
to the president's room. On entering, I found Mrs.
Garfield sitting by his bed side. There were no
other persons in the room. 1 said to her, "How
is everything going on She said: "He is sleep
ing nicely." I then said: "I think you had better
go to bed and rest." I asked her what had been
prescribed for him to take during the night. She
replied she did not know that she had siven him
milk punch ac 8 o'clock. I then said: "If you will
/wait a moment I will go into the doctor's room and
see what is to be given during the night." She
then said: 'There is beef tea down stairs. Daniel
knows where to set it." I then went into the
doctor room and found Dr. Bliss there, and asked
him what was to' be given. He answered: "I
think I had better-fix up a list, and will bring it to
you very soon." I then went back into the presi
dent room and had some little conversation with
Mrs. Garfield. She felt the president's hand and
laid her hand on his forehead and said, "He seems
to be in good condition," and passed out of the
room. I immediately felt of his hands, feet and
knees. I thought that
HIS KNEES SEEMED A LITTLE COOL,
and got a flannel cloth, heated it at the fire and laid
it over his limbs. I also heated another cloth and
it over his right hand and then sat down in a chair
beside his bed. I was hardly seated when Dr.
Boynton came in and felt the president's pulse. I
asked him how it seemed to him. He said: "It is
not so strong as it was this afternoon, but very
food." I said: "He seems to be doing well."
'xes, he answered, and passed out. Ho was
not in the room more than two minutes. Shortly
afier this the president awoke. As he turned his
head on awaking I arose and took hold of hie hand.
I was on the left hand side of tne bed as he lay. I
remarked, "You have had a nice, comfortable
sleep." He then said: "Ob, Swaim! this terrible
pain, placing his right hand on his breast, over the
region of the heart. I asked him if 1 could do any
thing for him. He said: "Some water." I went
to the other side of the room and puured about an
ounce and a half of Poland water into a glass and
gave him to drink. He took the glass
in his hand. I raising his head,
as usual, and drank the water very naturally.
I then handed the glass to the colored man, Daniel,
who came during the time I was getting the wa
ter. Afterwards I took a napkin and washed his
forehead, as he usually perspired on awakening.
He.thensaid: "Oh! SwaimI this terrible painl
Press your hand on it.*' I laid my hand on his chest.
He then threw both hands up to the side of and
about on a line with, his chest and exclaimed: "Oh!
Swaim! can't you stop this?" And again: "Oh!
Swaim!" I then saw him looking at me with a
starinjj expression. I asked him if he was suffer
ing much pain. Receivine no answer, I repeated
the question, with like result. I then concluded he
DTING OB HAVING A SEVEBE SPASM
and called to Daniel, who was at the door, to tell
Dr. Bliss and Mrs. Garfield to come in immediate
ly, and glanced at a small clock hanging on the
chandelier, nearly over the foot of the bed. and saw
it was 10:10 o'clock. Dr. Bliss came in within two
or three minutes and told Daniel to bring the light,
a lighted candle, which habitually sat behind a
screen near the door. When the light shone full
upon his face I saw that he was dying. I
said to Dr. Bliss: "Doctor, have you stimu
lants? He seems to be dying."
He took hold of the wrist as if feeling for his pulse
and said, "Yes, he is dying." I then said, "Bun
and arouae the house." At that moment Col. Bock
well came in, when Dr. Bliss said, "Lot us rub his
limbs:" which we did. In a very few moments
Mrs. Garfield said, "What does this mean?" and
a moment afterwards exclaimed, "Ob, why am i
made to suffer this cruel agony?" At 10:35 the
sacrifice was completed. He breathed his last
LETTER FROM GEN. BHEBMAN.
WASHBJGNON,Sept 10The following let
ter from Gen. Sherman, in the interest of law
and order, in dealing with the assassin Guiteau,
will appear in to-morrow morning's Repub
Washington Sept. 19, 5 p. m.To Hon. Geo. C.
Gotham, editor RepublicanMy Dear Six: You and
I have been comrades in California, when vigilance
committee's assumed rule, and we knew, or think
we knew, how good, honest, people have done
some act, of violence under an honest con
viction that they were doing the right
thtig, and we believe that time the great
physician will cure all things. I have occasionally
anfirirecently heard some arguments on the streets,
some scraps of wisdom enunciated, and how at this
dread_hour, when our uoble, beloved president Is
lying in the very agonies of death at Long Branch
and the cowardly, miserable wretch Guiteau is
cowering in his cell at a public jail, it
occurs to me that you and I
should in our respective spheres make profit of our
past experience. No man on earth holds
in higher esteem the noble quali
ties of J. A. Garfield than myself. I
was on the point of starting to Chattanooga to
night, to do honor to the heroes of Ohickamauga,
of whom he was ono of the most promi
nent, but was stayed by the unfavorable
report from his ^bedside at noon, and
I shall remain at my post of duty
until the last moment of hope. AtChickamauga,
eighteen jears ago. Garfield was chief j staff to.
jKosecrah.v whoseA^f right *^whur
was broken back by "the vehement
charges of Brass's force*, and was
carried along with the broken masses
almost into (hattanooga. when he
begged for the privilege of returning to join Gen.
G. Thomas, whose guns told him that that
heroic man still stood fast with his left wing.
Gen. Rosecrans gave him leave, and he did return,
runniug the gauntlet, joining Gen. Thomas and
serving close to him till night, enabled then*
to fall back in good order OD
Chattanooga. That was Gen. Garfield**
last fight in which he took especial pride, and I
know he intended to be at Chickamauga next Wed
nesday to celebrate the event. I
was ordered otherwise, for now he
lies-by the sea shore on his death bed from a wound
inflicted by the miserable wretch Guiteau.
For this man Guiteau, I ask
no soldier, no citizen to fee' one jmrticle of
sympathy. On the contrary, could I make mv
will,: /the law, shooting or hanging
would be too good tor him but I do ask
soldiers and citizens to remember that we profess
to be the most loyal nation on earth,
and regard^ the sacred promises of the
law. There isnomerit in. obeying an agreeable
law, but there is glory and heroism in snbmitiing
tp an oppressive one. Our constitution reads:
No persOn shall be held to answer for capital
or otherwise infamous crimes unless on
presentment or indictment of a grand
jury, and in all criminal prosecutions the accused
shall enjoy the right to speedy and
public trial by an impartial jury
of the State and cMstrict wherein
the crime shall have been committed." This is
a solemn contract of the government
binding on the consciences of all.
Should our president die the murderer ia
entitled to speedy trial by jury, and I hope he will
have justice done but it is not my office, nor yvur
nor anybody's only the regular
courts of this district which are in
indisputed power. Violence In anv form will
bring reproach on us all through the country at
laree, and especially on us of the District of
Columbia. AJ1 tbe circumstances of the
shooting, of the long heroic struggle for life, im
press me so strongly that I would be ashamed of
my countrymen if they mingled
with their feelings of grief
any thought of veng a ice. "Vengeance is mine,"
saith the Lord. I trust tho public press will exert
its powerful influence to maintain the good order
and decorum which have prevaiied since the sad
dest of all days in Washington, July 2,1881.
[Signed,] Sincerely your friend,
W. T. SHEBMAN.
TWO GBA.NI PBOCESSIONS.
WASHINGTON, Sept 21.The people of
Washington have seen two of the most memor
able processions of the centurv, within the*
past seven months. On the 4th of March, the
ceremonies attending the inauguration of
President Garfield were of the most brilliant
description. The city was decorated with ban
ners, flags and lights. The inaugural proces
sion contained military representatives from,
every State in this Union. The inaugural ball
was the grandest fete ever seen in America.
To-day Washington is draped with symbols of
mourning. Crape has taken the place of the
red, white and blue, and the remains of James
A. Garfield lie to-night within a few
feet of the spot where, a little over
six months ago, in the full prim
of manhood, he promised to govern 50,000,-
000 people wisely, justly and well The pro
cession of the 4th of March was brilliant and
gay. The bands played the liveliest airs.
Smiles and cheers accompanied the parade.
The president bowed to the right and left Ho
eeemea inspired Dy tne occasion, xo-aay tne-
proceBsion was fuueral. Dirges and church
music were furnished by the bands. Drnma
were muffled and muskets reversed. All that,
remained of the president of March 4 lav in a
hearse drawn slowly to tne building whose
halls he trod in life for many years.
THE FUNEBAL TBAIN ABBIVED
here at 4:35 p. m. It was half an hour late.
People began to assemble around the Balti
more & Potomac depot as ear
ly as 1, p. m. The crowd continued to
grow until all travel on Pennsylvania avenue
was suspended and a solid mass of men, women
and children filled the sidewalks and pave
ments. The Baltimore & Potomac depot,where
the president was shot, is on the corner of"
Sixth and streets, half a block south of
Pennsylvania avenue. The railroad tracks
cross Sixth street about four blocks south of
the depot, and making a gentle curve run un
der sheds to the door of the main building. On
the east end of Sixth street is the wall, as the
park extending from the botanical garden to
the agricultural departments is called. The
military occupied all of Sixth street from the
railroad crossing to Pennsylvania avenue. In
all the roadways leading through the park anct
the streets adjacent to the railroad track,
carriages filled with ladies were curiously
awaiting the arrival of the funeral train. The
roofs of the houses in the vicinity were black
with people. Every fence was occupied. The
sidewalks was so jammed as to make locomo
tion impossible. The depot was the most im
pressively draped building, excepting the
capitol, in the city. It is three stories high,
and every story was surrounded by a deep
gathered band of black cloth. The window
arches were also covered with black muslin,
and the doors and pilasters were trimmed with
bands of crape. Policemen were stationed at.
the Sixth street door to prevent the crowds
from entering, and only those resembling
travelers who came to purchase tickets for the
southern trains were permitted to enter. A
3:30 p. m. about fifty
OFPICEBS OP THE ABMT AND NAVY,
in full uniform, assembled in the waiting room.
Most conspicuous among them were Gen.
Sherman and Rear Admiral Nichols. Gen.
Ayers was in command of the arrangements
for the reception of the body. It became
known at this time that the train would not ar
rive until 4:30. and the officers moved out
upon the platform to await its 5omiug Among
tbose present were Commodore English, Pa
Director Tooker, Gens. Poe, Meigs, Drum and
Buggies, Cols. Bacon and Audenried, Gens.
Sacket and McKeever. At 4 o'clock the limit
ed express from New York arrived. Many
people thought it the funeral train and
a considerable bustle occurred nntil the mis
take was discovered. Among those who
alighted from the limited were Fred Douglass,,
ex-Surgeon. General Barnes, Dr. Beyburn, ex
District Attorney' George Bliss of New "York,
and Senator Kellogg of Louisiana. Quite a
number of White House employes were at the. %&
station, among them Mr. Pruden, Mr. Henley,
Mr. Densmore and a number of messengers.
Second Assistant Postmaster General Elmer
was among the waiters, as was Assistant Sec
rotary Hilt and Chief Clerk Brown of the state
department. On one of the balconies of the.
depot was a man anxiously peering in the di
rectionfrom which the' train was expected.
Those standing on the platform watched this
man. At 4:33 he waived a pocket handker-^"
chief, and two minutes later &%%'$
THE TBIAN SLOWLY MOVED *4^~
into the depot and stopped. The escort of
officers drew up in line facing the train.
Two minutes ejapsed before any ope left the'*
train, and then one of the White House mes-jfe
sengersran up to the baggage car and asked?f v..
for Secretary Kirkwood's black bag. Before-?
he had obtained the article Secretary Biaine-fcJ
alighted and assisted Mrs. Garfield to descend. |^Aj
The officers lifted their hats. Taking the-^'
right arm of the secretary of state and the left
arm of her son Harry, she walked rapidly
down the platform to. the gates of the depot?
and entered a carriage. She was clad ins
mourning and a heavy crape veil effectually
shielded her face from observation.
Mr. Blaine had his eyes cast upon the ground.
He was ashy pale, and seemed utterly broken
Harry Garfield looked straight before him.
His face was as white as snow. The stricken
widow leaned heavily upon the arms of her
escorts. Following them came Mollie Garfield,
liuiu ROCK wen, JUIB. iti..L.v^^0u. auii Gen.
Swaim. Col. Bockwell and Mrs. Rockwell were
next in the silent procession. President
Arthur, Gen. Grant and Gen. Beale, ex-Miuia
ter to Austria, followed, ?"r* '^f*.fos||tl