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AHI the ultra fashionables of New York crashed home on the first of the month, be cause it was the correct thing to do, but the weather having become warm again many of them have returned to their various (Summer resorts. *tei A CAMFOBNIA paper predicts great bene rfitofrom farmers' meetings which have lee inaugurated in that state to exchange experience, consider such questions as the diversity of crops, the varieties and capa bilities of the soil, the renovation of ex- iMusted lands, and everything that pertains to increasing the profit and honor of their .avocation. *u. A GREAT number of persons besides Tresident Garfield, thought Mrs. Dr. Ed eon must have been a great bore, before she was retired at his requestand certain ly she was a regular artesian to newspaper readers, What a relief it is on opening a paper not to see, "as Mrs. Dr. Edson came from the president's room she was inter viewed and Baid" etc.. The information comes from Chicago that the soarcity of corn and pasturage is so great in Illinois that they are selling off their stock at such a rate that the railroads for the next two months will be taxed to their utmost in hauling stock to Chicago. Such reports must be taken with grains of allowance. Farmers may not have corn for fattening purposes.but the late rains will afford plenty of pasturage, The legal opinions of Judge Jere Black -are justly considered of very great authori ty. He declines to talk generally upon the subject of presidential inability, but he does say that, "There is nothing plainer than the provision &r devolving the execu tive duties on the vice president in case of the president's inability It is equally clear that^when the president becomes able to perform the duties, the power of the ice president ceases." There can be no doubt that this is the law as it is plainly a common sense view of the .matter. HE departure of over five hundred Mor mon recruits from Liverpool for Salt Lake, and the recent scattering of Mormon mis sionaries over the United States, not ex cepting Minnesota, together with the flour ishing codition of Mormonism wherever it has gained a foothold, cannot be regard ed with indifference by those who believe that polygamy is a crime which should not tolerated even in the United States. The progress of the Mormon churah affords -food for a good deal of thought, and what will be its futare, for very serious reflec tions. tm HE project of holding a world's fair in New York or Boston 1883 or 1885, has been abandoned. Judge Hilton the origin ator of the plan in New York, has refused to take part in an attempt to revive it. The people do not want a world's fair, and it is likely to be years before they will be ready to furnish patronage again as they did for the centennial. No one pretends that one can be put in operation without aid from the government, and it will puzzle anybody -to tell where Congress can find authority -for going into the fair business. AN eastern paper is not satisfied with the .wild notion o pensioning all soldiers who 'were confined in rebel prisons, though am ple provision has been made for such as were thus disabled, but goes the mover one better, by suggesting that all soldiers, disabled or not, be put on the rolls. This -would run up our pension list to an amount considerably in excess of the total annual levenues of the government, and make the expenditures approach those of war times, for winch provision would have to be made either by an increase of the national debt, or onerous taxation. Such wild ^schemes should be frowned down at once and forever. QGONTZ, the magnificent home of Jay Cooke during the years of his greatest pros perity, went 10 decay while it was in the hands of trustees, and Mr. Cooke is now ^engaged in the work of restoration. He says that he will continue to make improve ments gradually until the whole place is re stored, and by that time he thinks he will have decided as to its disposition. His friends urge him to restore the house and grounds, bring his family together and en joy the afternoon of life peacefully within its -walls. The herculean task of taking upon his ishocblers a mountain of debt and striving to redeem the fall of 1873, was begun by Mr. Cooke with an energy and skill that oon placed him above water and enabled Jhim tc buy back his home. TUESDAY.the 2d of September will here after be known in New England as the "dark day" of 1883, though the "dark day par eminence was May 19,1780, when,sev eral days of close, hot weather, character ized by a thick, smoky atmosphere, be tween 10 and 11 o'clock, in the forenoon the skies thickened and a fearful darkness set in which lasted until the following mid night, or from twelve to fifteen hours. This darkness covered all New England, extend ing west as far as Albany, southward along the coast, and to the east and north as far IAB white settlements extended. Birds stopped singing, and fowls went to roost, the cocks crowed at midday as if it were midnight, animals showed terror and the superstitious howlsd. The "dark day" ef 1881 extended over the same country, and was marked, in a lesser degree,by the same characteristics. At sunrise, the atmos phere was dense with vapor, which limited -vision to very short distances, and made 'those disiances illusory and as the sun arose invisibly behind, the vapors became a tthick, brassy canopy through which a -.strange yellow light prevaded air and pro duced the most peculiar effects on the sur face of the earth. This color and darkness (lasted until about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, -once in awhile lightening, and then again "deepening, so that during a large part of $jjf the time nothing could be done convenient- **j 1v indoors without artificial light. The un ^^nsual complexion of the air wearied and I ^pained the eyes, and all vegetation assumed ghastly hue. Cattle came home from i^-their pastures and poultry sought their ooosts. The scientists have been consulted in regard to the phenomena, bnt as usual, they are are at fault. It is suggested in some quarters entitled to confidence that they were possibly due to the smoke from extensive fires in Canada, which had been burning for so long a time. ss*s m* rf 4 THE SUM TEACHES. WSl How He Managed the School at Cranberry Gulch. From the San Francisco Chronicle. V^fSI ax* ^sJF =*'U "Mister, no doubt yonjhave all the 19am- in' that's required in a school teacher, but it wants more than learnin' to make a man able to teach school in Cranberry Gulch. You'll soon find that out if you try. We have had three who have tiied it on. One lays there in the grave yard another lost his eye the last one opened sohool and left before noon time for the benefit of his health. He hasn't been back since. Now you're Blender build, and all your learning will only make it worse, for all our young folks are roughs and don't stand no non sense. This is what the trustees of the district said to my friend Harry Flotoe. when he made application for the vacant position as teacher. "Let me try. I know I am slender, but I am tough, and I have a strong will," said Harry. "Jest as you like. There's the school house, and I'll have notice given if you want it done," Baid the trustee. "I do." said Harry, "and I'll open next Monday at 9 a. m." Tne notice was given, and there was a good deal of excitement in the gulch and along the Yuba flats. More than fifty young people of both sexes made an ex cuse to drop into the a rem to get a sight at the fellow who thought he could keep school in that district, and many a contemptuous glance fell on the slender form and youth ful face of the would-be teacher. Eight o'clock on Monday morning came, and Harry Flotoe went down to the school house with a key in one hand and a valise in the other. "Beady to slope if he finds we are too much for him," said a cross-eyed, broad shouldered fellow of eighteen. The school-house waa unlocked and the new teacher went to his 3esk. Some of the young folks went to see what he was going to do, though school was not called. Harry opened his valise and took out large belt. Then after buckling it around his waist, he put three Colt's navy revolvers there, each six barrels, and a bowie knife eighteen inches in the blade. Thunder! he means business .'"muttered the cross-eyed chap. The new teaoher now took out a somare card about four inches each way, walked to the other end of the school house and tacked it up against the wall. Returning to his desk he drew a revolver from his belt, and as quick as thought sent ball after ball into the card, till there were six balls in a spot not much larger than a silver dol lar. By this time the school house was half full of large boys and girls. The little Ones were afraid to come in. Then the teacher walked half way down the room with a bowie knife in his hand, and threw it with so true a hand that it stuck, quiveiing, in the center of the card. He left it there and quietly put two more of the same kind in his belt and reloaded his yet smoking pistol. "Ring the bell I am about to open sohool." He spoke to the cross-eyed boy, the bully of the crowd, and the boy rang the bell without a word. "The scholars will take their seats I open school with a prayer," he said sternly five minutes later. The scholars sat down silently, almost breathless. After the prayer the teacher cocked a revolver and walked down on the floor. "We will arrange the classes," he said, "all who can read, write and spell will rise. Of them we will form the first class." Only six got up. He escorted them to upper se&ts, and then he began to examine the rest. A whisper was heard behind him. In a second he wheeled, revolver in hand "No whispering allowed here!" he thun dered, and for an instant his revolver lay on a level with the cross-eyed boy's head. "I'll not do so any more," gasped the bully. "See yon do not. I never give a second warning," said the teacher.and the revolver fell. It took two hours to organize the classes, but when done they were well-organized. Then came a recess. The teacher went out, too, for the room was crowded and hot. A hawk was circling overhead high in the air. The teacher drew his revolver, and the next second the hawk came tum bling down among the wondering schol ars. From that day on Harry kept school for two years in Cranberry Gulch, his salary doubled after the first quarter, and his pu pils learned to love as well as to respect him, and the revolvers were out of sight within a month. They had found a man at last who could keep school. This is a fact. Scientific Progress. The section of the Brazilian submarine cable from Para to Cayenne is useless, ow ing to the destruction of its insulation by fish bites. These bites take place only within a distance of forty miles skirting the coast of an island in the estuary of the Amazone. Examinations Bhow that the cable is Attacked by some powerful fish, whose jaws crush the iron sheathing of the cables and displace the insulating sub stances. A French chemist has obtained a very valuable oil from kernels of grapethe refuse left after distilling brandy, or making verdigris, being dried and ground fine in an ordinary mill, and the yield of oil is in di rect proportion to the fineness of the grind ing. The oil is sweeter than nut oil, and remains fluid at a lower temperature. When burned in lamps itgives a bright, smokeless, colorless and agreeable flame. The floor of heaven, says Sir John Lub bock in a recent address, is not only "thick inlaid with paines of bright gold," but studded also with extinct stars, once proba bly as brilliant as our own sun, but now dead and cold, as Helmholtz tells us that our sun itself will be, some 17,000,000 years hence. The new process of extracting oil from linseed is by disolving the oil with benzine or naphtha. This removes ihe oil from the seed and greatly reduces the value of the cake. The chief value of the oil-cake made by the old process was the 11 or 12 per cent, of oil left in It. This has a laxa tive effect upon animals, smooths the skin, brightens the coat, increases the fat or but ter, and aids digestion. The absence of this fat leaves the large proportion of nitro genous matter in the meal without any bal ancing oil to render it digestible. The new process meal is, therefore, much less desir able as a cattle food. a During the year of 1879 the total value of the fish caught in the great lakes, together with the caviare, isinglass, and oil made therefrom, is estimated at $1,784,058^ THEDEAD PRESIDENT Continued From Third Paget clear, distinct voice the following selections of scripture: -v"|| The Lord relgneth. The floods have lifted up their voice. The Lord oil high is mightier than the voice of many waters. Clouds and darkness are around about him. Righteousness and judgment are habitations of his throne. By him kings reign and princes decree iustice. He changeth times and seasons. He removeth kings and setteth up kings, for there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever, therefore, reststeth the power resiste'h the ordinance of God, and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Cease Sehoidmthe fro a man whose breath is in his nostrils, for Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Jndah the mighty man, the man of war, the honorable man, and the coun sellor and eloquent orator. There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit, neither hath he power in the day of death, and there is no discharge. In that way then shall he be at rest with the kings and counsellors of earth which built desolate places for themselves. The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him as then innumera ble before him. There the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest Then answered Jesus unto them: "Verily, verily, I say unto you: he that heareth my words and be lieveth on him that sent me Bhall have evor lasting life, and shall not come into con demnation, but hath passed from death into life. To him that orercometh will I grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I also overcome and sit down with my Father on his throne. Blessed are they that do his cammandments, that hey have aright to the tre9 of life, and may enter through the gates into the city, and they shall see his face and his name shall be on their foreheads. And he went a little farther and fell on his face and prayed, saying: "Oh, my father! if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt It became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things in bringing many sons to glory to make the captain of their salvations perfect through suffering. The disciple is not above his master nor the servant above his lord. Itia enough for the disciple that he be as bis master, and gervaat as his lord. Let not your hearts be troubled. Ye believe in God, but believe also in me. I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you. Leave thy fatherless children. I will preserve them alive, and let thy widow trust in me. And it came to pass, when they came to Beth lehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, "Is this Naomi'" aud she said unto them, "Call me not Naomi. Call me Mora, for the Lord hath dealt veTy bitterly with me. I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gath er thee. I had my face from thee for a moment, "but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saitb the Lord, thy Redeemer." And Jacob died, and was gathered onto his people. And Joseph went up to burv his father, and there went up with them both chariots and horsemen, and it was a very great company. And when the inhabitants of the land saw the mourning they said "this is grevions warning to thee,"and they-did unto him according as he had commanded them, tor they carried him into the land of Canan and buried him in the cave of Macphela, which Abraham bought for Dossession of a burying place. BEV. ISAAC EVBBTI then offered prayer. He spoke in a clear but low tone and with much evidence of deep feel ing. our beloved president," he said, "raised by the voice of the people to the chief magistracy of this great nation. He was stricken down by a murderous band, cut off in his glouions promise and all the high-hopes and expec tations connected with his administration of public affairs sunk into disappointment and nothingness. Oh great Lord, as we stand in the presence of this fearful calamity. May our hearts be exceedingly humbled before thee and As we are short-sighted,we pray that thy hand may be reached down, and may be taken through this darkness out into light, and enable us to realize that even in thickest darkness thou dost not forget to be merciful. And while wo deeply feel betond what we can say in words, bitterness of this affliction, we cannot forget, oh, Lord, how much we have to be thank ful for We desire to praise thee that though the president dies the nation live tnat through our chief magistrate is thus crull\ and violently taken away from us. the gov ernment mowi oa in the peaceful performance of of all its fur ions that there is no jar in its ma chinery, and that the Dle&*mss of good government are stui continued to us mall the land. For this we oraise the, and we humbly pray that the president, who sits now the dear departod may be filled with all the love of righteousness and the truth, and be prepared in every way by the blessing of God for the faithful per ormance of his responsible duties. May he be able to guide the affairs of this nation with dis cretion. May party animosity and party and sec tional division be overcome by means of this sacrifieo: that to our people, in a deeper sense that has ever been, there may come blessings out of this terrible affliction The loverend gentlemen then, in conclu sion, paid an eloquent and touching tribute to Mrs. Garfield, referring to the noble and Christian spirit which she exhibited in the hour of Borrow and tribulation. After remarks by Rev. F. D. Power of the Vermont Avenue Christian church, of which President Garfield waa a member, and the sing ing of another hymn the services were brought to a close. FBOM THE CAPITOL TO THE DEPOT. All Washington and thousands of people from the neighboring States seemed to be on the, streets early in the afternoon. From Sixth street, leading to the Baltimoie & Poto mac depot to the crest of the hill surmounted by the pile under whose dome lay the illustri ous dead, was one living mass of human be ings. There were thousands upon thousands of vehicles of every description dieputing the places of the crowds of pedestrians, and the police force, both mounted and footmen, were kept busy to the point of desperation in sup pressing the tireless impulses of the specta tors to tread upon the forbidden vantage ground to view the procession. The parks and walks in the eaat front of the capitol were covered with solid acres of people ,and car riages, and to add to the intense activity of the scene, the troopa who were to form the escort to the train began to arrive and counter march on the open space within the ropea long before it was time to begin the ceremonies within. By 2:30 o'clock the commands were in line, and stood waiting till nearly 4, while the relig ious observances were taking place. Atlast the bier appeared in the great doorway, and the sad procession began to file down the grand stairway to the pavement, where the hearse stood waiting to receive the remains. The spectators had been warned of the close of the ceremonies within, for the officers of the army and navy had come out a moment first and taken their places in double lines near the hearse, and STOOD UNCOVERED for the procession, headed by the dead, to pass between. The bugle sounded a mournful blast as the pall reached the head of the steps. First came the clergy, then the bier, wreathed, in ferns and immortelles. Next walked the mourners, Dr. Boynton and C. O. Eockwell first, and then the secretaries of the White Houses, and Ex-Presidents Grant and Hayes walked together, followed by President Arthur and Secretary Blame, Secre tary Windom and wife, Postmaster General James and wife, Assistant Secretary Hitt and Mrs. Hlaine.Secretary and Mrs. Eirkwood, and Gen. Beale and the diplomatic carps, two by two, the Turkish minister aud his secretary in front After the foreign representatives came the justices of the supreme court, and then the senators and members of the house 'of representatives. While the procession moved down the steps the escort had started. The military was under command'^ "of Gen. Ayers and staff of the army, and Gen. Amos "Webster and staff, of th militia. Tho, same order was preserved and "the same commands participated as on the previous occasion when the remams were borne from the train to the capitol to lie in state. The escort walked slowly to the sound of muffled drums, with arms reversed. They went back as they came down the hill to the south of the capitol The remains were placed in the hearse and the various ssspsssmzsg! TH& PBOOESSION entered carriages in the order they came out of the rotunda. Meanwhile the band played In the Sweet By and By. The officers of the army and navy and the pall bearers chosen from the congregation of the president's churoh by Mrs. Garfield walked after thehearse, which did not move until the military was well on the way to the depot The people rushed from the hill and swelled the erowd that before had lined the avenue when the procession started, and literally followed the remains on its journey to the grave as far as they could force their way, to the ropes that cut off the approach to the depot At the station the escort was drawn up and stood for ten minutes awaiting the arrival of the cortege, the marine corps and the ar tillery in the center, the militia on the right and the mounted commandaries of Knights Templar on the left, stretched in a semi-circle across Pennsylvania avenue facing the east, "from which direction the hearse with its train of carriages were moving. The depot was closed. Mrs. Garfield, accompanied by Col Boskwell, Gen. Swaim, Miss Mollie and"Harry Garfield, Mrs. Dr. Power and one or two other ladies, had come down an hour before and were waiting in their car. Within the Btation, at the gate through which the remains were to pass, were ranged the guard of honor in two files, on the oue side the officers of the army, and on the other the navy. On the part of THE ABMY, there were Gen. Sherman, Lieut. Gen. Sheri den, Maj Gon. Hancock, Adjt Gen. Diuni and Quartermaster General Meigs. For the navy opposite, stood Admiral Rogers, Admiral Stanley, Commodore English, Surgeon General Wales, Pay Director Luca, and Vice Admiral Rowan. Finally the pro cession appeared at the corner of Sixth street, on which the depot stands, and the avenue. The troops were brought tc a present arms, and the Marine band played a solem dirge. The sliding gate was shoved back, and the ten artillerymen who were to bear the casket marched out with the precision of automatons and stood waiting at the curbstone for their burden. The white* hprses, typical of death, were slowly led up to their places, and the hearse stopped. The pall bearers opened the door, drawing out the black casket, which they delivered to the stalwart soldiers who were to bear it to the car for the last journey on earth The thousands gathered in the streets and on the house tops looked on with Bilence that was oppressive. The slightest sound was audible, and when the cannon roared out the parting salute it Bounded as though a thunderbolt had crashed through the dome of the heavens, so startling was it, coming out of the breathless stillness. Then the drums gave a muffled roll and the soldiers with their burden disappeared forever from the gazing multitude without The guard of honor closed in after the pall-bearers, and the other officers of the army and navy followed they had marched from the capitol. THE FIRST CABBIAGE that came up brought Dr. Boynton, C. O. Rockwell, Col. Corbin and Private Secretary Brown. From the next alighted Secretaries Preden and Hendley. The ex-Presidents Grant and Hayes stepped from the next, and the rest of the secretaries from the White House followed them in the next two vehicles. The president aud Secretary Blaine came next, and as they alighted and weut slowly in after their predecessors, the pale faces of these two grand looking men caused a mmmur of comment to run through the crowd. The cabinet officers and their wives came next and passed through the gate in solemn order, Gen. Reale accompanying Secretary Kirkw ood, and Assistant Secretary of the State Hitt escorting Mrs. Blaine. The carriages containing the foreign representa tives slowly passed on by the entranca to the depot, none of them alighting, and the vehicles, countermarching, returned the way they came. The spectatois watched with great mteiest this assembled medley of nationalities, from the blonde Scandinavian to the brown Turks, and the yellow-skinned Chinese to the dark, ohv6-tinted race of the Southern republics. All wore full diess, char acteristic of their native countues. The Chinese minister, Chin Lan Pin. and Lis suite with the great yellow and ted conical hats, and the Turks with the red fez were conspicuous. The Chinese, out of respect for the, dead, had white emblems of mourning around the edges of their flowing sleeves. All the carriages con tinued to move slowly by until those contain ing tho'carriages of the supreme court were reached. From those alighted Chief Justice Waite and Associate Justices Harlan and Mat thews, and ex-Associate Justice Strong. They WENT THBOUGH THE GATE also to the train. The senators and members of congress now began to arrive. The two trains were drawn up side by side, the one on which the remains with the family of the dead president, the cabinet, pall bearers and guard of honor with their aides were to be carried being on the right It was composed of six cars trimmed in black within and without Along the upper panels was passed abroad belt of crape and on the sides were placed tri angled pieces of shirred stuff with the bases of the triangles turned toward either end and the pieces brought together in the center. Very little was to be seen of the original ex terior, eo liberally had the drapery been put on. Within was the same profusion of draping. The car which bore the remains was almost lined with black. The pall rested on a catafalque placed near the center, and the Boldiere rode in the coach. The catafalque, on which the casket rested, was placed on abase five by fourteen fAet, and eight inches in height. The dais wafe covered with black cloth, with the national colors looped up in bows and rosettes, It was three feet by eight in dimension, with a height of fourteen inches. The large flcral cross and two mounds of flowers placed there at Elberon still remained on the base when the dead was returned to the journey from the death bed to the grave. President Arthur and Gen. Grant took leave of Mrs. Garfield and her two children, who were with her. It waa AN AFFECTING SCENE, and the memories of the hopes and anticipa tions that had first brought her to Washington were, no doubt, forcibly impressed upon her niiud. She was dressed in the deepest mourn ing and could scarcely speak for the grief that Btill weighed her down with its first poignan cy, that the lapse of the few terrible days inco the nation was plunged into mourning had not served to blunt Little was said and with tremulous tones the president offered a word of consolation and sympathy which she appropriately acknowledged. Gen. Grant spoke in kindly, soothing tones, and then they retired. They passed out escorted by Secreta ry Blaine, and entering the carriage drove sad ly away, as the train slowly pulled out of the depot The president, in deference to the best judgment of the cabinet, decided not to go to Ohio, and Gen. Grant could not spare further time from business in New York. The train moved out at 5:12, nearly a quarter of an hour behind time. This depot will re main a mournful monument of the terrible events of one of the most remarkable epochs in the annals for all time. It was here that the assassin shadowed the dead president to strike him down weeks before the blow came, and cme deterred by the sight of Mrs. Gar field's pale face. This story will live in the taleB of a thousand years hence, when the lapse of time has dimmed the dividing line be tween myth and history, like the fables of Torpeia and the vestal who bore the foundeia .of Rome. Here again on *BE FATAL JUX.T MOBNING the president was shot down, and again by this way was borne a living shadow in .search of health by the sea. He waanot carried through the same doors to-day that he passed on July 2 in full health, chatting with his favorite ad viser, on whom he leaned more than any other. To-day the caskst was taken by war of the Sixth street entranoe, and it will never pass back again, It had been arrangedthat a com mittee of eight from the senate and eight from the house should go on the funeral train. It was found, however, that the aids of the gen eral officers and the various persons invited to go to Ohio by Mrs. Garfield filled the coaches andbut a portionof thenumber couldbe accom modated. The others of the committee thought best not to be separated from their associates, so they all desired to go on the congressional train that left ten minutes later. This train took a large number of both houses of con. gress, who filled nine cars. At 5:22 this train started on its journey to Cleveland, and all that was left of the late president at the cap itol where he spent the ripe maturityof his life, is the memory of his great deeds, his spotless life and untimely end. PBOGBESS OF THE TOUBNEY. WASHINGTON, Sept 23.The funeral train left Washington ot 5:15, and passed Benning'a at 5:35 and Seaboook ot 5:48. The tram entered the Union depot in Baltimore at 6:34, where the engine was changed nnd the journey was resumed at 6.49 At Mt Vernon the cars passed to the track of the Northern Central railroad. HABBISBUBG, Sept 23.Tho funeral train passed here at 9.18. bpecial Te'esram the Pioneer Press. KETTENNING POINT, Sept 24,2.04 a.m. A report reached us that an accident had hap pened to our train. It is untiue in everv res pect, and we are now making excellent time. TUSCABOBA. Sept 23.The funeral tram passed here at 10.47 p. m. THE SENATE. AN EXTRA SESSION CALLED. WASHINGTON, Sept 23. The following proclamation was issued to-day: By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation: Whereas, Objects of interest to the United States require that the 6enate tshould be convened at an early date to receive and act upon such comniuiii cations as may be made to it, on the part of the e\- ecutne. Now, Therefore, I, Chester A. Arthur, president of the United States, have considered it to be my duty to issue this, my proclamation, declaring that an extraordinary occasion requires the senate of the United States to convene for the transaction of business at the canital of the United Stales, Wash ington, Monday, the 10th day of October next, at noon on that day, of which all wno shall at that time be entitled as members to sit in that body are hereby required to take notice. Given under my hand and the seal of the United States at Washington the23d day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun dred and eighty-one and the year oi the inde pendence of the United States the one hundred and sixth. CHESTER A. ABTHUE, President of the United States. JAMVI BLAINE, Secretary of State. THE DEAD PRESIDENT. Gleanings From Telegrams and Other Sources *Tt was Mrs. Garfield's wish," the attorney general said, "that the funeral arrangements shoull be as simple as possible." In those brief words the plans were announced for the three days, ia which the people will pay their last honors to their dead president When President Artkur arrived at Long Branch, hie usually florid face was white and his eyes were bent upon the ground. He seem ed pamfnlly agitated. He was dressed in a suit of black oiagoual clothes. His Prince Al bert coat waa tightly buttoned over a white vest and he wore a black *carf with a small diamond pin. His hat was bound with crape. Both his dress and carriage were faultless At Long Blanch, when Prei-i lent Aithur was on his W*v to call on Mrs. Graineld, he glanced once or twice at the people, but they made no salutation. He entered the cottage. Mis. Garfield had prepared for his coming, and she carried herself well. The president tendered his compliments in a feeling manner. Gen. Grant, who was sitting in the hotel when ihe president went to the cottage, almost immedi ately followed him. The call was of ten min utes' duration. The dead president's casket bears the follow ing luscription: James Abram Garfield, born November 21, 1831, died preeilent of the United States, September 19, 1881. The oath taken by the new president waa simply this: "I do solemnly swear that I will taithinlly execute the office of president of the United States, and will, to the best of mv ability, prcseive, piotect and defend the constitution of the United States" Mrs. Garfield and the officers of the govern ment have received a vast number of teie grims of eynipatuy. This dispatch has been leceived by Mre. Garfield: Words cannot express the deep sympathy I feel for you. May God suppoi and comtort joa, as He alone can. (Signed) QUEEN, Balmoral The queen also telegraphed lo Lowel, Amer ican minister, as follows: "With deep grief I and my children learn the sad, but not unexpected news of the fatal termination of the sufferings of the president His loss is a great misfortune. I havo learned with deep sorrow that the president has passed away." Similar dispatches were received from the Prince of Wales, the Lord Mayor of London, etc. Tho Poet J. G. Hollend pubhBhes the follow ing, under the head of "IheEnd." A wasp flew out upon our fairest son And stung him to the quick with po'soned ahatt The while he chatted carelessly and laughed And knew not of the fateful mischief done. And so this life, amid ur love begun, Fnvauomed by the insect's hellish craft Was drunk by death in one long, feverish draught And he was lostour precious, priceless one! Oh, mystery of blind, remorseless fate! Oh, cruel end of a most causeless hate! That life so mean should murder life BO gnat! "What is mere left to us who think and feel Who have no remedy and no appeal, But damov^rno the wasp and crush him under heel? J^x Tboma A Hendricks, says: 'The death of President Garfield is, next to the dea of Mr. ncjin, the most lamentable event ia American .history. The first chamber of the Btate general of Holland adopted by acclamation a motion culling on the government to convey to the American government an expression of pro founl aympatiy. In St Paul, Minneapolis and throughout the country, all official busmess was suspended on 1 uesday, and buildings decorated wi the hab iliments of mourning. Governors, mayore judges and all classes united in their respecave spheres to do honor to the dead president Immediately after the opening of the United States couit at St Paul, Judge Nelson, in a trembling voice, eloquently anuounoed to the bar the great calamity. There was a hush for the space of several minutes when his honor had concluded, then Eon. John M. Gilman rose and in w*rds feeling, if ft,Wj expressed tho sorrow weighing down his own and the hearts of his fellows, at their common bereave ment He said he did not deem a regular mo tion fitting or necessary, but behalf .of the bar he would request an Immeaiaie adjourn ment untilthe next morning. President Garfield was a Eree Mason and had taken all the degrees. The Sun's Long Branch special: Some lead ingpoatiaans who have had life-long intimacy with Gen. Arthur insist that the present cab inet will be retained. The extreme emaciation of the president was a surprise to the undertaker and embalmer It is possible to clasp the leg above the knee with one hand. i- ^L^^EP* New York, sent a contribu, lion of $5,000 to the fund to Mre. Garfield The manager of the Equitable Insur*c company, of New York, says Presidcn* r neld had $25,000 of insurance tn*t com pany, and considerable more other torn-, panies. It is stated thatTreBident Garfield left no will, and that during his sickness he said he did not wish to make one: that hewaswillins to trust to the courts of the coaatrvto make an equitable division of hia property among the nnmbera of hi* family. The value of the property is about $25,000, including his house, which is mortgaged. xjanediot, the New York undertaker, said the i,.S president's faoe had a lifelike appearance. There was no look of pain on it He looked". Just as if hehad fallen quietly asleep. It he\. suffered extremepain, his suffarings must have been short His form is greatly wasted, but iL, is not a skeleton by any means. The president? wouldibe dressed in the same ?f delivering Tii inauguratioaaddresssclothefotsui with the exception of a pair of silk stockings knit for nun by his mother and lataly received. The coffin is six feet throe laches long covered with blaekeloth with velvet nualdings. Phe handles aud thumbscrews are solid silver. ThemsMe is upholstereJ with* wHita satin. Jne coffin plate is of ailvar. lu all bis movements President Afaburis ac companied by his messenger who walks close ly by his'side. This gives rise to unpleasant sensations but is dained only a necessary meas ure of protection. i The hearse that was used at Springfield on the occasion of the burial of President Lincoln, isthe property of Mr. Jessie Armoth of Bt Louis. He has tendered it to the mayor of%l Cleveland to bear President Garfield to his% resting place. *L_ On reaching Washington with ihe body oflfesrf the president, Secretary Blaine alighted and f$y?i assusted Mrs. Garfield to descend. The officers W"*i?' lit ted their hats. TaHng the right arm of the pl secretary of state and the left arm of her son '*-T Harry, she walked rapidly down the platform to the gates of the depot andentereda carriage. She was clad mourning and a heavy crane veil effectually shieldedher facefrom observa tion. Mr. Blame had hia eyes cast upon the ground. He was ashy pale, and seemed utter ly broken. H*rry Garfield looked straight before him. His face was as white ss snow. The stricken widow leaned heavily upon the arms of her escort. When President Arthur arrived in Washing ton, and got into his carriage, he leaned back against the cushions, and was scarcely visibleto the crowd who seemed to manifest the greatest curiosity to see him. On the box beside the driver sat a sturdy man, who was the vice president's body servant last winter. A mount ed policeman, club in hand, rode beside the door nearest the sidewalk, and between it and the coach. It was evident that the party feared that some lunatic might make an attack upon the president's person, and the precaution was wisely taken. Until the ex-praeident was shot, no one dreamed of the number of dangerous "cranks" in existence. Ia Washington there was a very general ex iresaion of regret among people who saw the remains that the corpse had b?en exposed to the public gaze at all. Many friends who had known President Garfield for years were so shocked at bis appearance that they immedi tely turned away and were heard to say that they weie sorry that they had looked upon him. They would much rather remember him as he appeared in life. The ravages of the disease showed plainly upon the face, and had it not been known wh it was, it is doubtful if many people who had been acquainted with the president in life, would have recoguized him. Added totheextreme emaciario I of ihe fea tures, the characteristics of the diseaseof which were plamy marked, and the face was cover ed with large, coffee brown blotches present ing a ghastly and unnatural appearance. Some years ago Gen. Garfield, Dr. J. S. Robinson, Rev. Dr. Ewett of Cincinnati and Chaplain Jones of Garfield's regiment met and entered into an agreement that when one died the others would attend his funeral. Tuesday Dr. Robmeon received from Mrs. Garfield the following dispatch: "In fulfilment of the old promise, have Dr. Ewett, Chaplain Jones and jouraelf meet me at Cleveland." SenorDon Barca, the Spanish minister, has transmitted a dispatch of condolence from the king of Spain to Mrs GarfieH. The Lonaon Times has eleven colums of nps relating to the death of President Garfield surrounded with a mourning border. The Queen ordered the court to go into mourning for President Garfield for a week from the 21st inst When the dead president was lying in state in the national capitol, on the foot of the coffin reeted an immense wreath of white rosebuds. Attached to it was a card, bearing the following msciiption: "Queen Victoriato the memoryof President Garheld. An expression of her sor row and sympathy for Mrs. Garfield and the American nation." The wreath was placed up on the casket by Mr. Hitt, assistant secretary of t-tate It was prepared by telegraphio direc tions of the queen at the British legation. The reason why fresident Arthur took the oath again Washington, after he had taken it in New York, was because all his predeces sors had received tho ofhee at the hands of a fodeia.1 officer, and that fact is apart of the archives of the government and by repeating tne ceremony at the cipitol and by an officer of the supreme court, it becomes a record for all tune. The bullet cut fromP.esident Garfield'e body at the autopsy was given Dr. Bliss, who im mediately handed it over to Private Secretary Brown, who caretully wrapped it in a sealed package and will preserve it till such time as it may be needed in evidence at the trial of Gui teau. The fractured vertebio is now in the hands of a scientific genfteman, who is prepar ing it for exhibuion at the National medical museum. The lot selected ii Lake View cemetery at Cleveland, .for the rem iina of the president, is on the brow of a high ridge commanding a sweeping view of Lake Erie and an interven ing strip of country. It contains over half an acre, is in the sightliest part of the ground, and has been set apart by the trustees for some purpose of more than usual importance, sup posing probably some Masonic or other socie ry might want it The lot might have been sold many times over for S10.000 or more. ?S The remains of President Garfiell decayed*"^ so rapidly thatthe casket waB sealed on Thurs- *r day by the undertaker, never more to be opened. Secretary Blaine and President Arthur are\ *-1 overwhelmed with telegrams from almost all the nations of the earth. They are usually of1 the same tenorand need not be repeated. Sec-? retary Blaine answers Pope Leo as follows: Ihe considerate and comprel.ensive ex-i pression of sympathy from his holiness is very grateful to the bereaved family of the late president, and in their name and, on behalf ofH" this government, I returu profound thanks. Secretary Blaine telegraphed Mr. LowelL*^ minister, London: Publish a card in the Lon-'^, don preoa saying that the bereaved family of -Vs the late president and the mourning nation^ aie deeply touched by the kind messages oft* sympatny which the telegraph brings from all \x parte of the British empire, and expressing JS deep regret at the impossibility of making the*** special acknowledgement due in each case. Bofti houses of parliament of Victoria, New 1 South Wales, S3Uth Australia, and New Zeal and, have unanimously adopted addresees of sympathy on the occasion of the death-of Pres went Garreld. The secretary of state has also received telegrams bearing an expression of grief and sympathy of the Ottoman nation, the kings of Italy and Belgium, Canada, ex-Mut- *.H ister Thornton, the Siberian government and vi'|^,w^ the parliament of South Australia, and to each |H**r of wnich aresporse was made. "^T'*A% The fund for Mrs. Garfield on Thursday,' V*%?'*?w- amounted to $260,634,and is increasing every bour. The following subscriptions to the fund for Mrs Garfield were sent to Cyrus W. Fie d: Brown Bros. & Co $5,000: Andrew Carregie. i#t*V*3p $5,fO0 Drex9l&Co., Philadeldhia, $5,000 Edwin Bensaa, Philadelphia, $5,000 H.M. Horton & Co ,$l,O0O B. J. Gifford, Illinois, *50i) W. K. FrazeTS, $500 VanAmburgh & Atterbury, $500 Francis P. Bobbins, $500 Prince & v/lntely, $500 Warden, Webb& Co., $250 Gihmn, Son& Co., $250 William Pax- aon,$20 Hazord, $10. 'Tho society of the Army of the Cumberland, in s&sion at Chattanooga, appointed a Garfield monument committee. The* committee will submit planato the society at the next meeting, and is authorized to collect contributions for the purpose. Gov. Pdlsbury received a telegram from Sec retary Blaine, wanting him to be present at Garfield's obsequies in Cleveland. Press ot business that could not be postponed, com pelled thegovernor reluctantly to decline the invitation. The grand Masonic arch in St Paul, in mem ory of sir Knight James A Garfield, wid cost over $700. .A% At the Wilkin county republican convention Henry Champion was nominated for county auditor, A. W. Coats treasurer, Bansom Phelps register of deeds, S. W. Buger probate judge, D. Macauley sohool superintendent, G.W. Bob inson surveyor, Dr. Phillips coroner. H. G. Stardock and J.^B.- *j Harri were elected dele gates to the state convention, both Pillsbury men. On motion it was resolved that the con vention was unanimously in favor of J. S Pills fbury gmmmmm^^^i^m^^sfmmmmsm for governor, W.W, Braden for auditor and S. H. Nichols for clerk of the supreme court.