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V01. XXV. " WASHINGTON. 1). C.. THURSDAY. APRIL 20. 1865. IS?. 3,786.
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'.tr?-*? {v?*e? Q/ "?t?- ??,i ?/**<?,
Th? S*i? f served fty Vb? jarrters 'o tfceir ?nV
<wil<-r? in tke City and District for TWSLV1
rif.'i s^a H At!ingi* copy, thyt 'ftw; f?n#
*>*nth vrenryM* c**lr. three months. <?** Aiijar
Miy My (**!.<, fii noBtti, i4fu dcUUif; f?ney???r,
J%2 doikrg. No mkm are Sent Eton the <rttr9
?c??r tfcso paid for.
T*? WuatL* Ptim cm4ci:ir and a ka>f it'*'
? cr'.m.ttf* ut Arrangement* Offj?T- ?;
Railroad < ?snp?ni?s.
V* ? sr *}>->ton. OfTV, April if, !-?>.'>. ^
lite * . ?>iJ?>ii y Ocvrncr Hrot.*?v and John
W (^arrets, Esq. ar? ?eqne'itecl to a^: s.8 a
"vir.rtsiliee ol arrw^wiH of lr* of
'?ft? remains of '.lit iat* Prwekt?r;-_, Abraham
L<ceofa, from Washington Uj their ffcai rest
?tg pi*,?e Thev are authortaevl to arrange the
:.m? taeies wrJi tne resp^cive rnitroa.l :om
panies, and Ac and regelate all thing? for safs
acd apprcwpr.tte transpcrta :iea. Tftey w:ii
<?"' notice of this appot-*rp<=!?*- and tn?* r i -
??p'-ance, \q s?e published fer public itt.'ormi
Ed*v :s m. Stanton, Secretary of War.
h'.e?srs. Brough ai d <}arr*'t, promptly a>
sluing ra the rcqn<>?t of U?>? S^crntary o Wsr,
* f?p'**v? tn?? RDjoiDtmec', and at ub.:c pu
>e*e<3 .'fen the d.scfcar?" of tii<?irdu*.ij-.
PiTTsnrRt-, Apri: !7.
0M ldn?w V. ' , AecrtCaryof War;
I>9 jonwi=h any special arrang^m *n' 3 by
ft.- rcn '?* thrsugh to Illinois, for the renins
ti the Pre m'?m- '
i v* is ? ?v ? d jii* whatever yon may cisem
*f?>d,'nl. Tbos. A. Sc?>tt.
( I.IVBLA5P, O, April 17.
Lc" f <; at. ?f A'an*<>'?, -''-?.rf'ary o/" H'ar
1 am untbori. ed t-v the managers to tender
a *1 irft'ii to convey th?? remains of the
Vr???ir>n', and atteiidi'ir?, from Bnfiio to
A. Stoke, Jr., President.
JtV?Cial Ord^r K'-julatin; the Trai?ipor?:
B'.icii of the K?uiains ol the lete Frrs'.
i?nl, Abraham Lincoln, from \V ashing
ttn ( tty to Springfield, Illinois.
War: Dei'artsunt, /
"W APE !N<iTV>N 1'ITV. April !-, lM>>. \
Ordered.*?First. I'Dht the followio|C r^p^irt,
ai?6 tte .irrangemen:s tnerein speoiried, be tip.
proved and confirmed, sud thi? tU?j txus
pcr;a*ioii of *.he reic.uijs of ite iaie President,
.?? braham Lincoln, frcm WasUington to Dis
former home, at Sprineflf Id, th^ "spiral of 11
iEois. oe conducted in accordance with the
wnd report and thearrang'-meat* thereinrpoe
Second. That for the purpose of sa:d rrr..w>
f OTtation th>- ritilroads over'A hicii sai^ 'rans
portMtion is made be declared Jmilitary road?,
??abject to the orders of the War Depariiaent,
asd that the railroad and the locomotives,
tars, a!;d engines enfnfp'd in said transporta
tion bet abject to the military control of Brig
ktiier <Tei.Hr;?l Mcl'ullum, ss penntendent of
military raiiroad transportation: and all per
sons ar required to contorm to the rules, reg.
?fattens, ordt-rs. and directions he may give
vr prescribe for the fraiisportatien afore^ai-J:
aud ntl perfens <li?obeyii C said ord> rs shall
be deemed to have violated the military or
ders of the War l>epart?neni,and shall be deal',
with accordingly.
Third. That ns person shall bf< allowed to be
transported upon the ars constituting the f ju
*ral tra'n save those who are specially au
Uiorlzed by the order ot the v\ ar Department.
The funeral train will not ex reed nine cars.
Including tvaggage car, and the hearse car.
which will pro eed over the wnole route from
Washington to Spnnglield, Illinois.
Fourth. At the various points on the route,
Where the remains are to be taken from the
fc?f.rse car by JState or municipal authorities,
to receive public honors, according to the
afores-aid programme, tne said authorities
will make such arrangements as maybe fit
ling and appropriate tu ?be occasion, under
iHadirecHou of the mtli'ary commander of the
division, department, or di frict, but the re
maina will continue ai^ya under the special
wharceofthe officers and escort assigned by
this Department.
By order ol the Secretary of War
t. D. TowN;H\"I>.
Assistant Adjataot (general.
WaftHiaoTou City. i> t?., April lc,
Hj* t' iicin M. Flanton, Senrttar'i of War:
Sir t'nder your ccmmission of this da^e we
have the honor to report:
I. A committee of ih* cilizens of the State of
Illinois, appointed for thepurpose o! att. tiding
to the removal of th?j remains of the late Presi
dent to their State, has furnished ns with the
loilcwing route fur the remains and escort,
ben.g, with the exceprion of two points, the
route traversed by I\Ir Lincoln from Spring
field to W ashington Washington to Baltimore,
thence to li&meburg, Philadelphia, New York
Albany, Buftalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Tn
dlt Eapolis, Chicago to Springfield.
u. Over this route, under the counsels o? the
reir mittee, we have prepared the following
time card, in all caee? for special trains:
L^ave Washington. S a. m Friday, 2lst iiwt.
Arrive a: Baltimore, 10 a. m , satn- "day.
Leave Baltlmote, 3 p. m . Friday, 21st. Arrive
a: Harrisburg. r 20 p. m , same day.
?? Leave Harrisburg, 12 m. Saturday, 22d Ar
rive a: Phiiacelphia, fi 30 p. rn . same day.
Leave Philadelphia. 1 a. m , Monday, 21th.
Arrive a*. N'?-w York, lo a. m , same day.
Leave New York, I p. m., Tuesday, 25th.
Arrive at Aibany, 11 p. m., same day.
L*ave Aibany, 1 p. m., Wednesday, 26th.
Arrive a; Buffalo, ~ a. m .Thursday, 27th.
Leave Buffalo. 10 If p. m., Thursday, 27th.
Arr: \ e a: Cleaveland, 7 a m .jFriday, 2-th.
Leave Cleaveland, 12 midnight, Friday, i^th.
Arms a; Columbus,7 it a. m.. Saturday, 20th.
l^eave Columbus - p. m . Saturday, 29'h.
Arrive a- Indianapolis, 7. a. m., Sunday, J> ta.
L?-ave Indianapolis, 1,' midnight, Sunday
"Kth. Arri\e a' Chicago. iL a. m., Monday.
ICp.v 1.
1.eave Chn-ago, > p. m, Tuesday, May 2.
Arrive at Springfield, 4 a. in., Wednesday,
Kay J.
TDf route from Columbus to Indianapolis is
via the Columbus and Indiauapolis Central
'a.;way, tvnd from Indianapolis to CMoa^o,
i.& Lafayette and Michigan City.
3. to '-be ruiming of these special trains,
vhk h, !:. o: d^r to gu ird as far as practK able
imams'- accidents and deientions we have re
duced to about twenty miles per hour, we
tngge't the following regulations
i That tinueoi departure and arrival be ob
served as closely as possible. ?
2. That material detentions at way points be
guarded against as much as practicable, so as
not to increase the speed of trains.
3. That a pilot engine be kept ten minutes
In ad v fxw' e of the train.
4 That the special train, in all cases, have
the right of the road, and that ail other trains
be kept Out of its way
5. That the several railroad companies pro
Tide a sufficient number ol couches for the
coirtortabie accommodation of the escort, and
a special car for the remains; and that all
thes<-, together with the engines, be appropri
ately draped in mourning.
fc Tbat where the running time of any train
extends beyond, or commence at midnight,
not less [than two sleeping cars be added,
aud agreat.*r number if the road can command
ihem, sufficient ;or the accommodation of the
7. That two officers of the United States
Military Hallway service be detailed by you,
jml det'patcbed at once over the route, to con
fer with the several railway officers, and
make all necessary preparations for carrying
ret tfie-e arrangements promptly and satis
K That this programme and these regula
uons, if approved, be confirmed by an order
?f the War Department.
Feejje-tfully submi'ted,
John BkuC(iii,
John W.Uakrett, \ Committee.
War i)tpa':m>n!. Adjutant Utntiafs Qtfn<,I
WathinKton, April IS, 1S)5. \
The foilowin* officers bavin# been reported at
is* hea'Hoarter* of the army for the offenses
a<-r> ioaftrr specified, are hereby notified that they
wi.l stand disaissed the service of the United
Xtates, joies? within fifteen days from this date
vb?y appear befere the Military Commission in
in this e.'ty, t.f which Brigadier General
John C. Caldwell. United States volunteers, is
Pr??iCent, and make satisfactory defenc# to the
cnargt ? against them :
[h'O "dt-n-f of ot! -r an'! without .'tate.
Assi'tAct Surgeon Theodore UrooAs, >:;h Onso
Absence without
F^rst Lieutenant John J. FiWgi&bon, 47th lieW
Tcrk rolnaceers
F'.rst Lieutenant W. G. Jones, load New York
first nieotenaot Charles Traioer, 162d New Yerk
ra>tain John W Johnsrn, lJt'i Ohio cavalry.
Captain Bamuel W Uawley, 12th Oaio cavalry
P-re<_d Luutenant *award KhIIi,7th Ohio bat
. W A NiOhols,
a??istant Adjutant General.
R'ar iii/ariinra!. 4 l ntntril's Qfitt-l
A _ , H'a-*m<lon, April 18,1W5. \
Liea'eaantColonel James Brady, 1st Pennsylva
nia U?ht artui*ry, elarH wttk offences, and
puHiiih?'io in ei^mpt from teioif difl*
? ittei the aervie* of the United States, the Mil
Ma/y Cotnmiseion inatltaUd by Ppeclal Ordnru
Wo 63.?eriesof 1W.1, .romthe War Department,
aaviag reports that satisfactory defense Las bee a
? ui, n i j ,ase W. A. Nichols.
j? ^ Ad:?u?; Osner^.
A -OI.l'.JIN ?AV.
In?prcf*^ivc Features.
Tt? K0?t solemn day in tbe history ol Wash
ingon wa? thai of yesterday. Thare nave Been
c.b^r ur.i ressive funeral pageants, where *he
d-ad was the bead or the country, and where
| ihe obsequies were marked by all the rever
ence and solemnity due to '.he occasion. But
to this was added :be depth ol feeling frcm
aimost t'Jiai love for tbe benign dead, and the
e-nse of ?? ttional wrong and loss in his death
ilia: came uome to every heart. Business was
ennrej* suspended, giving a strange hash and
brineiEg out in mournful relief the boom of
minute guus and tlir> tolling ol bells.
Later in the morning the mournful minor
strains of the bands accompanying various
delegations moving to tbeir positions ,a the
line ol procession, added volume to the pre
vailing dirge.
Thb s?ree*'" filled with citizens, now began
to rnn over from t.ae accessions by trains rind
boats. Alexandria, Georgetown and Haiti
more teamed iu have d-popnlated themselves
fur the day, and cities further north were
largely represented.
The Philadelphia firemen, a superb looking
body ol iiiej', who have heretofore visited us
on festive occasion in their smart uniforms,
now came in bla k broad lo*h to pay their
ie>er-nce to the remains of hfm they helped
to inaugurate.
1 he City Hall was the cen'ral poin* where
various delegn'ions fr in corporations of o'her
cities met under escort ol our City Councils
llere, too, a leng line of horses were in wait
ing for Marsha] L,a moil's aids. 3Iayor Wal
laoh was present aere with the Councils and
the corporate authorities to receivethe visitors
ar d escort rhfm in tn*1 procession. Elsewhere
on every street was to be seen the gatherings
of various associations, delegation-?, order*.
Ac., marshaling tor tbe procession. Every
hou<e top thus early was freighted with cre -
ators, and the trees bordering the avenue and
tiie public grounds bore a perilously hea\ v
burden of human beings. The avenue from
15th street was a jura already; and the std?
streets within squares of the White House
were aiive with people. The Treasury col
icnade was occupied by a throng ol patient
spectators Holding temiie by "squatter's
rights" and ilrst occupation.
Al the White tlau&e.
During the forenoon various bodies had m?f
a- the Treasury Department, separate rooms
having been assigned them, and to the=e As
sistant Secretary Harrington, who had charge
of the arrangements, delivered tickets of ad
mission to the Executive Mansion. They in
cluded the Assistant Secretaries, the Assistant
Postmasters General and the Assistant Attor
ney iteneral, Senators and Representative- in
Congress, Governors of the se'verai States 'tve
.Tndiciary and others of prominence. None
could eBter the Mansion without tickets, room
having been provided fur C,t?o persons only up
on the raised platform steps on the east norm
and south side of the room. The corpse lav
about the center, space being reserved all
around the catafalque, v/ith chairs for the oc
cupation of the family of the deceased.
it was here in the East Room that the bodies
of Presidents Harrison and Taylor lay m nve
but tne arrangements on those occasions were
far inferior to the present, for now artists h id
t*en employed . ontributing of their skill and
ta^te to produce tba best possible effect.
At eleven o'clock the invited personages
net'an to arrive, a body of about sixty clergy
men from all parts of the country bein^ first
to enter. There being an interval of n few
icinufes between the arrivals, ar.d thus no
confusion whatever was o casioned. The
proper offi-ers were in attendance to assign
all to tneir appropriate places in the room?
Ht-aas o: Government Bureaus, Governors of
States, members of municipal governments,
prominent officers of the army and navv, the
Diplomatic Corps in full costume, members o!
the Christian Commission, the T'nion League
Committees ot Philadelphia and New York.
m?-r hants ol the principal cine*, members of
both Houses of Congress, and others. Then
were honored representatives holding the
hi-hcst official stations from all parts of our
own country and from foreign lands: .and.
under the cir umstances of the assassination
of a President whose body lay before th-m,
the -cene was solemnly grand and impres.
sive. At noou the President of the United
States watered in company with las Cabinet,
all of whom were present except S? cre'ar\
Seward. J
Mrs Lincoln did not enter the East Room,
being too ill from nervous prostration and an
incipient fever, brought on by the awful ex
citement and sorrow to which she has been
The mourners present were the two sons of
-?Ir. L ncoln, Master Thadeus and Robert Lm
oln,E*q,Mr J. G N'icolay, the President's
Confidential Secre'ary, and his colleague,
Major John Hay, Mr. R M. Edwards and C
M. Smith, brothers in-law of Mrs. Lincoln
Dr. L.Beecher Todd of Lexington, Kv , Gen
^ Todd, of Uacotah, cousins of
Mrs. Lincoln.
I pon -he left of President Johnson was Ex
Seuator P. King, of New \ork. and upon hi?
right Hannibal Hamlin, Ex-Vice President
Behitd Mr. King was Mr. Stanton.
Behind the President was Secretary Mc
Behind Mr. Hamlin were Chief Justice
Chase, and Secretaries Welles, Dennison,
Speed and l sher.
? The ??xpect-d delegation from Springfield
did not arrive in time to take part in the cere
rucides, and as with tht-m were expected many
95. >lr? Lincoln's immediate relatives, their
i!?re (oarrivecaused much disappointment
s*Ten 1;idlP8 present in the
h.as. Room?Mrs. Sprague, Mrs ('sher Mrs
Stanton, Mrs. Welle?, Miss Hattle Chase nn-t
Mrs Dem-on and daugh'er uie ^aase. and
The officiating clergy were Dr Hall, of tne
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany who
read the burial serv.ee ol his Church Bishon
Simpson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Dr Gurley, who pronounced the funeral ad'
dress, and Dr. Gray, Chaplain of the Senate"
w to closed the services in the East Room with
a short, fervent, and eloquent prayer
All the representatives of foreign govern
ments, ambassadors, secretaries, and attach-"
h?he I?1?Seni' court costume, and their
high < ollared and heavy gilt <oat?, their vests
decorated with^various orders, rendered them
a glittering group m an assemblage dressed
in sombre bla< k.
President Johnson approached the cata
faiqueand tosrk a last brief look at his illus
trious predecessor and then retired to a posi
tion Immediately on the east, and in full view
ol the coffined remains In his front. At ten
minutes past twelve, amid profound silence,
the Rev. Dr Gurley, approa. hing the head of
the catafalque, announced the order of reh.
giaus services, when the Rev Dr. Hall, from
the <ame point, read the burial service of the
Episcopal Church, commencing with the an
tnem, "Lord, let me know my end and the
number of my da>s that 1 may be certified
how long I have to live," and eonclunlng with
the lesson ol the fifteenth chapter of the first
Lpistle ot St. Paul to the Corinthians.
?PPn'n5 Player was made by Bishop
k 'jnpson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church
who in the course of it said that in the hands
of God were the issues ol life and death. Our
sins had called for His wrath to descend upon
ns as individuals and as a community Por
the sake of our Blessed Redeemer forgirefiess
was asked for all our transgressions, and that
all our iniquities may be washed away. While
we bow under this sad bereavement which has
caused a wide-spread gloom not onlv in this
circle but over the entire land, an Invocation
was made thaf all might submit to God's holy
will. Thanks were returned for the gift of
such a man as our Hravenly Father had just
taken from ns, and for the many virtues which
distingtiished all his trarsactions; for th? integ
rity, honesty and transparency of character
bestowed upon him; and for having given him
counsellors to guide oar nation through periods
of unprecedented sorrow. He was permitted
to live to behold the breaking of the clouds
which overhung our national sky, and*the dis.
integration of the rebellion. Going up the
mount he beheld the land of promise with its
beauty and happiness, and th't glorious destiny
reserved for us as a nauon.
Thanks were also returned that his arm was
strengthened and wisdom and firmness given
to his heart to pen a. declaration of Emancipa
tion, ?y which were broken ij? chains at mil
IIcbs of the tsman ra :e. God be thanked the
u>a?Mu who siruck down the Uhief Magis
!:?'? hart rot fT^e har.d to again bind tlie suf
feriE.? and oppressed. The name ol the be
loved dead would ever be identified with all
that is urea: and glortont, in humani'.yon earth
God grant that all who stand here entrusted
with tne administration of public affairs may
hare the power, strength and wisdom to com
plete the work of his servant so gloriously be
gun. and rr.av the successor of the deceased
President not bear the sword in vain God
grant that strength may be given to h;m and to
our military to perfect victory, and te com
pletethe contest now nearly closed. May the
spirit of the rebellion soon pas6 away, and
may the las' vestige ot slavery, %vhj*h caused
t5e rebellion, be driven from onr land. God
grant that .be sun may shine on a free people,
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the
Lakes to the Gulf. Not only atVly lead us
through this struggle, but give us peace with
ail rations of the earth: give us hearts to d^al
justly with them, and give them Hearts to deal
justly with ue, so that universal peace may
reign on earth We raise our hearts to Thee to
plead that Tbv blessing may descend on the
family of the deceased God bless tne weeping
wieow, as in her broken-heartedness she bows
under a gad stroke, more than she .an bear
l.nclrcle her in Thine own arms God be
gracious With the children left behind him |
Bidow his sons wi'h wisdom from on High; ,
prepare them for grea* usefulness. May they
appieci.;te the patriotic example and virtues
ot thur lather and walk in his footsteps.
W-? pray Thee, the Blvhop said, to make this |
assassination of persona! profit to our hearts
v.hi!e hy tUe rernuii-of th? decased, wuoro
we had called a friend, do Thou grant usgraje
and repentance of onr sins, ^o that lit-ttrw end
of life we may b? gathere 1 where assassins are
not found and where sorrow and sickness
never come, but all gather in peace and love
around the Father's throne in glory. We p ay
Thee that our Republic may be made the
stronger for this blow, while here we pledge
ourselves to set our faces a*r linst eve:y form
of oppression whicn may rise np for its de
struction, so that we, tne children, may eujoy
the blessed advantages of a Government de
livered from our fathers.
He concluded by repeating the Lord's Prayer.
The Rev. I?r. Gurley, of the New York ave
nue Presbyterian church, la whi h the de
ceased President had worshipped, delivered
the funeral ^ermon -landing on the step and
tear the head of t&e coffin, lie commenced by
saying We recogfii/e am) adore th? sover
eignty of God. Hie throne is in the heavens
and his kingdom ruleth over all. It was a
cruel hand?the dark hand of the a-sa^-un ?
thaf smote our Jionored, wise and noble Presi
dent, and tilled the land with sorro*'. .But
above thie there is another which we mast s:'e
and acknowledge. It Is the chastening hand
ot a wise and faithful God. lie gives us the
bitter cup. W?- yield o the behests and drink
the draught.
His chastisement comes in a way heavy and
itysteriousl v de^p at a time when the rebel
lion was passing away. The assassin has
stricken down a man upon whom the people
had learned to trusr. and upon wnom more
than upon any other had centred their hopes
for a restoration of the T'niou and a return of
harmony. In the midst of our reioicings we
nteded this stroke, this discipline, and tnere
fore God naa sent it. Our affliction has not
come forth from tne dust, nor from ?ne ground.
Beyond this act of assassination let us look to
God, whose prerogative it is to bring light ont
of darkness and good out of evil He who has
led us and prospered us so wonderfully du
ring the laet four years of anxiety and conflict
will not forsake us now. He may chasten,
but not destroy; He may purify U6 in the fur
na e, but will not consume us. Let our prin
cipal anxiety now be that thi6 new sorrow
may be a sanctllied sorrow, and induce us to
give all we have to the cause of truth, (ustice,
law, order, liberty and good government, and
pure and sanctified religion. Though weep
iEg may endnre for a night, joy comes in tne
morning. Thank God that in spite of this
temporary darkness, the morning has begun
to dawn, the morning of a brighter day than
our country has ever before seen. Tha' day
will come, and the death of a hundred Pre?i.
dents and Cabinets cannot prevent it.
The people coniided in the late lamented
President with a firm and loving confidence
wbich no other man en joyed since the days of
Washington. He deserved it v/ell and de
served it all. He merited it by his character,
by his acts, and by the whole tenor and tone
ai.d spirit ot his life. He was wise, simple,
sincere, plain and honest, truthful and just,
benevolent and kind. His perceptions were
quick and clear, his judgment wa- calm and
accurate, and hi6 purposes were good and pure
beyond a question. Always, anil everywhere,
he aimed and endeavored to be right and to do
right. His integrity was all pervadfng, all
controlling and incorruptible. He gave his
personal consideration to ail matters, whether
great or small. How firmly and well he occu
pied his post, and met r.ll its grave demands in
seasons ol trial and difficulty is known to yo i
all, to the country and to the world. He com ?
prehended all the enormity of treason and rose
io the lull dignity of tha eccasion Ho sav?
his duty as (Jhlet Magistrate of a great and im
perilled people arid leant on the arm of Him
who gives the power to the faint, and who in
creaseth strength
Dr. Gurley remarked he had often heard
President Lincoln say that Divine Providence
and mercy was the propnon which he humbly
ai d habitually leaned, the best hope he had
for himself and the country. When about
leaving his home in Illinois to come to Wash
ington, he said to old and tried friends ?"1
leave yon with the request that you pray for
me." They did pray tor him, and millions of
others prayed for him. Nor did they pray in
vain, and the answer to the prayer shone forth
in clearness and brightness of his Administra
tion from the commencement to its closer i
speak what I know and testify what 1 have
often beard him say when I affirm that that
guidance and ljaercy were the prop on which
he humbly and habitually leaned: that they
were the best hope he had for himself and his
country. Hence when he was leaving his
home in Illinois, and coming to this city to
take his seat in the Executive chair of a dis
turbed and troubled nation, he said to the old
and tried friends who gathered teariully
around him and hade him tarewell:??' I leave
you with this request?pray for me." They
did pray for him, and mlllionsof others prayed
for bim; nor did they pray )n vain. Their
prayer was heard, and the answer appears In
all his subsequent history. It shines forth
with heavenly radiance in the whole course
and tenor of his Administration, from its com
mencement to its close. God raised him up for
a great and glorious mission-furnished him
tor his work and aided him In its accomplish
ment. Nor was It merely strength of mind and
honesty ot heart, and purity and pertinacity
of purpose that he famished him.
In addition to those things he gave him a
calm and abiding confidence in the overruling
providence of God. and in the ultimate triumph
ot truth and righteousness through the power
and blessing of God. This confidence
strengthened him in all his hours of anxie'y
and toil, and inspired him with calm and
cheering hope when others were inclined to
despondency and gloom Never shall I tor
gei the emphasis and the deep emotion with
which he said in this very room ta a aoinpany
of clergymen and others, who called to pay
him their respects in the darkest days of onr
civil conflict "Gentlenren. my nope of success
in this great and terrible struggle rests on that
immutable foundation?Ihe justice and good
ness of God ; and when events are very threat
ening and prospects very dark, 1 still hope
that in some way, which man cannot see, all
will be well in the end, because our can?e is
just and God is on onr side." Such was his
sublime and holy faith?it was an anchor to
his soul, both sure and steadfast. It made him
firm and strong. It emboldened him in the
pathway of duty, however rugged and perilous
it might be. It made htm valiant for 'he
right?for the cause ot God and humanity and
it held him in steady patience and unswerving
adherence to a policy of administration which
he thought, and which we all now think, both
God and humanity reqnired him to adop?
We admired and loved him on many accounts?
for strong and various reasons. We admired hi*
c hild-like simplicity.hisfreedom from gnile and
deceit, his staunch and sterling integrity his
kind and forgiving temper, his industry and oa
tience, his persistent, self-sacrificing devotion
to all the duties of his eminent station, from the
least to the greatest. His readiness to bear and
contider the poor and humble, the suffering
and the oppressed. His charity towards those
who questioned the correctness of his opinions
and the wisdom of his policy. His wonder
I*1" in /conciliating differences among
the friends of the Union, leading them awav
from abstractions and inducing them to work
together and harmouleusly for the common
weal. His true and enlarged philanthropy
that knew no distinction of color or ra?, but
recofniled all men as brethren, and endowed
b* their Oreator "with certain inalienable
rffbu, aaosg wh>c* are lift, Ubert,
| pursuit of Happiness." Hie inflexible purpose
that what lreedom had gamed in onr terrtble
civic strife should never be lost, and thai the
end of the war tbould be the end of slavery,
and as a consequence of rebellion. His readi
ness to spend and be spent in the attainment of
such a triumph?a triumph, the blessed fruits
ol which should be as widespread as the earth,
and as enduring as the sun. All these things
commended and fixed our admiration and the
admiration of the world, and stamped upon
his character ai.d life the unmistakable im
press of greatness
But more snblime than any or all of these,
more holy and more influential, more beautiful
and strong and susTaiting was hia abiding con
fidence in God, and in the final triumph of
truth and righteousness through Him and for
His sake. I bis was his noblest, his grandest
princple, the seciet alike of his strength, his
patience end iiis success: and this. It seems to
me. alter being near him 9'eadily. and with him
often for mere than lour years, is the principle
by which more than by any other, he being
dead yet speaks. Yes, by his steady, endnring
confidence in God, which is the cause of hu
manity, more than in any other way daes he
now speak to us and to the nation he loved and
served so well, by this he speaks to hits suc
cessor in office, and charges him to have faith
In God By this he speaks to the members of
his cabinet, the men with whom he conferred
so olten, and ^vas associated with so long, and
he charges them to have faith in God. By this
hp speaks to all who occupy positions of mtlu
er.ee and authority in thece sad and troublous
times, and he charges them all to have faith in
Ood Bv this be
they sit in sackcloth to day, and weep
for him with a bitter wailing and refuse
to be comforted, and he charges
them to have taith in God: and by this he will
speak through aliases and to all rulers and
people in everyJand, and hi* message to them
v.Ill be. "cling to liberty and right: battle for
them, b!?ed for them, die lor them if need be,
and havrt confidence in God." O, that the
voice ol "his testimony may sink down into our
hearts to day, and every day, and into the
heart ol the nation, and exert its appropriate
influence upon our feelings, onr faith, onr pa
tipcce and our devo'ion to the cause now dearer
to us than ever before, because consecrated by
the blot d of its most conspicuous defender, its
wisest and most fondly trusted friend. He is
dead, but the God in whom he trusted lives,
and He can guide and strengthen his successor
as He guided and strengthened him He is
dead, but the memory of his virtues, of his wise
ar i patriotic counsels and labors, of his calm
and steady laith in God, lives, is precious, and
?will be a power of good in the country down
to the end of time. He is dead, bat the cause
he so ardently loved, so ably, patiently, faith
lully represented and defended, not tor him
self onlv, but for all people, m all ,ieir coming
generations, until time shall be no more?that
caute survives his fall, and will survive it.
The light of its brightening prospe rs flashes
cheeringly (o-dav athwart the glocm occa
sioned by bis death, and the language of God's
unite0 providence tell u< that though the
friends or liberty die, liberty itself is immortal.
There is no n-saesin strong enough, and no
weapon deadly erongh to quench its inextin
guishable life, or arrest its onward march to
the conquest and empire ol the world.
This is our confidence and this is our oonso
latioc as we weep and mourn to-day. Though
our beloved President is slain, onr beloved
country is saved; and so we sing of mercy as
well as of judgment. Tears of gratitude mingle
with those of sorrow, while there is also the
dawning of a brighter, happier day upon onr
stricken and weary land. God be praised that
onr fallen chief lived long enough to see the
day dawn, and the day-star of joy and peace
arise upon the natian. He saw it, and he was
glad. Alas, alas, he only saw the dawn. When
the sun has risen, lull-orbed and glorious, and
a happy, reunited people are rejoicing in its
light, it will shine upon his grave: but that
grave will fee a precious and a consecrate*
spot. The friends of liberty and of the Union
will repair to it, in years and ages to come, to
pronounce the memory of its occupant blessed,
and gathering from bis very ashes, and from
the rehearsal ol h!s deeds and virtues, fresh
incentives to patriotism, they will there renew
their vows ol fidelity to their country and
their God.
And now I know not that 1 can more ap
propriately conclude this discourse, which is
but a sincere and simple utterance of the neart,
than by addressing to our departed President,
with some slight modification, the language
which Tacitus, in bi3 life of Agricola, addres
see to hir? venerable and departed father-in
law "With yon we may now congratulate:
yon are blessed, not only because your life
was a career of glory, but because you weje
released, when, your country safe, It was
happiness to die. We have lost a parent, and,
in our distress, it is now an addition to our
heartfelt sorrow, that we had it not in ottr
power to commune with you on the bed of
languishing, and receive your last embrace.
Your dying words wouldhave been
ever dear te us: yonr commaatfs we shoald
have treasured np, and graven them on our
heart6. This sad comfort we have lost, and
the wound, for that reason, pierces deeper.
From the world of spirits behold your discon
solate family and people, exhal' our minds
from fond regret and unavailing grief to the
contemplation of ycur virtues, Those we must
tot lament; it were impiety to sully them with
a tear. To cherish their memory, to embalm
them with our Draises, and, so far as we
cart, to emulate your bright example, will be
the truest mark of vour respect, the best tribute
we can offer. Your wife will thus preserve
the memory of the best of husbands, and thus
your -bildren will prove their filial piety By
dwelling constantly on yonr words and
actions, they will have an illustrious char
acter before their eyes, and, not content with
the bai-e image of your mortal frame, they will
have what is more valuable, the form and fea
tures of your mmd. Busts and statues, like
the originals, are frail |and perishable The
soul is formed of finer elements, and its inward
form is not to be expressed by the hand of an
artist with unconscious matter; our manners
and onr morals may in some degree trac* the
resemblance; All of you that trained onr love
and raised our admiration still subsist, and
will ever subsist, preserved in 'he minds of
men, the register of ages and the records of
fame. Others who figured on the stage of life,
and were the worthies of a forme;- day, will
sink tor want of a faithful histori&n. into the
common lot of oblivion, inglorious and un
remembered; but you, our lamented friend and
head, delineated with truth, and fairly con
signed to posterity, will survive yourself and
triumph over the injuries of time "
The Rev. E. H Gray, I). D , pas'or of the E
street Baptist Church, closed the solemn ser
vices by delivering a lervent End feeling
The prayer being ended, a detailed detach
ment of the Veteran Reserve Corps entered the
room, and, the coffin having been closed, con
veyed it from the catafalco to the fnneral car
aw ait'ng it at the mam entrance to the man
sion. As soon as it was placed npon the car,
the gentlemen in the East Room passed out in
their appointed order, fell into their assigned
places, and the luneral cortege passed on to
Pennsylvania avenue.
The Procession.
The procession moved in the following order:
The 1 Oth regiment Veteran Reserve Corp^,
Major George Bowman commanding, accom
panied by the drum corps of the r*gim ntwith
inullled drums, and the 10th regiment of the
Reserve Corps, with the band of the regiment,
all under the immediate command of Col. Geo.
W. Gile, commanding officer of the 1st brigade.
A detachment ol the TJ. S. marines, number
ing one hundred and forty men, and officered
byEients. A. B. YouEg, M. T. Youiig, Reed,
Miller and Bigelow.
Marine Band, numbering thirty-five pieces
and a drum corps (With muffled drums) of
twenty-two pieces, under the leadership of
Prof. s>cala. The funeral dirge, composed by
Major General Barnard, and dedicated to the
occasion, was performed by this band while
on the march.
Eight pieces of artillery from Camp Barry,
the first section being of companies A and F,
Ist-U. S. Artillery, under command of Capt.
Norris, and the second section from companies
A, 4th U. S. arthlery, and E and F, ad artillery,
Lieut. King in command, the whole being
uBder the immediate supervision of Gen. Hall,
who has charge of Camp Barry.
Two battalions of the 16th New York cav
alry, (Col. N. P. Switzer in command,) fol
lowed by the band of the regiment mounted.
Gen. Augur and staff, commander of the
military escort.
Gen. Harden and staff, and Col. Gamble and
Dismounted Navy offiserp, numbering nearly
one hundred, headed by Com. Montgomery.
Army officers, dismounted, in large num.
Medical Stafl of the army, oonslating of offi
cers eenneeted with the Medical Department
and Surgeons on duty in heeplUiis, &<>., in and
afeoul WasfciEftot.
Faj masters of the United States army, under
'he ccmmand c 1 Brevet Brigadier General B.
W Brae. Pay master General.
Ward H. Lamon, .Marsha! ol the Districf of
Columbia, with aids.
The clergy in attendan-e?Rev. P. D. Gnr
Ify. D. D.. (Presbyterian.) Rev. Ch.is. H. Hall.
D. D, (Episcopal,) Rev. Bishop Simpson, I>.
I> , (Methodist,) and Rev. E. H. Gray, D. D.,
iBaptist)?in carriages
Surgeon General Barnes, of the T 'nited States
Army, and Dr. Stone and others, physicians
cl the deceased.
(>n fart r>f lh' Stnaii. 'M pari of iht House.
Mr Foster, of Conn , Mr. Dawes, ol Mas#.,
Mr Morgan, of N. Y , Mr. Coffroth, o; Fa.,
Mr. Johnson, of Md , Mr. Smith, of Ky.,
Mr. Yates, of III, Mr. Colfax, of Ind..
Mr Wade, of Ohio, Mr. Worthington.ol Na,
Mr. Confess, of Cal , Mr. Washburne, of 111.
Army. _Va vy.
Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant, Vice Adm'l Farragut,
Mj.Gn H W". Halieek, Rear Adm'l Shubrick,
Bt. Brig.Gen. Nichols, Col. Jacob Zeilen, M.C.
0 H. Browning, Thomas Corwin,
George Asbmun, Simon Cameron.
Funeral car, drawn by six fine gray horses,
each led by a young man wearing a while
sash, being driven by Mr. A Cowling, guarded
by a detachment of the 1st Virginia artillery on
President's gray horse, saddled, with boot3
01 the deceased in the stirrup, led bv a groom.
Union Light Guard, Lieut. Jamison com
manding, as mourners. This company his been
doiue dntt as the President's body guard for
over a year past.
The lamily of the deceased, relatives, pru<.??
secretaries aud friends.
Delegations of the states of I llinois and Ken
tucky as mourners.
The l'resideat of the United States, accom
paniea by Hon. Preston King.
Members ol the Cabinet.
Tbe Diplomatic Coipsin lull Conrt Dress.
Ex-Vice President Hamlin.
Chief Justice s. P. Chase and the Associate
Justicesof the Supreme Court ol the United
The Senate ol the United States, with their
officers?John W. Forney, Esq., Secretary
Wm. Hickey, Esq. Chief Clerk; George T.
Brown, Esq., Sergeant.at-Arms: and Isaac
Basseti, Esq., Sergeant-at-Arms.
Members ol the late and next H./use of Rep
resentatives, with tbe members of the last
House?Hon. Ed ward McPiierson, Clerk. Hon.
N. G. Ordway, Sergeant-at-Arms- and Ira
Goodenow, Doorkeeper.
Governors ol the several States an* Terri
tories; a very ln!l attendance
Members ol the several State ana Territorial
Chief Justice Casey aiad Associate Judges of
the Court of Claims.
The Federal Judiciary and the Judiciary of
the several States.
Assistant Secretaries ol the several Depart
Frofesscr Henry aud the other officers of the
Smithsonian Institution.
Members and officers of the Sanitary and
Christian Commissions.
1 he Judges of the several CourtB and Mem
bers of the Bar of the District ?f Columbia, in
blrding the Grand Jury.
Band of Campt>ell Hospital.
Washington Conrtnandery of Knights Tem
plar, S. F. Bell, Marshal.preceded by the band
of the Campbell Hospital, and carried the ban
kers of their order.
The Councils and other members of the Cor
poration of the city of Baltimore.
Members of the Corporation of Alexandria
Members of the Councils of the city of New
The Select and Common Councils ol the city
of Philadelphia. Also, delegations from the
civi, authorities ol Boston and Brooklyn, New
Committee of the Union League of Philadel
phia headed by Horace Binney. Jr. Esq., and
Morton McMichael, Esq. *
Members ol '-he Christian Commission oi the
city ol Philadelphia.
Satterlee's Band ol Philadelphia.
The Perseverance Hose Company ol the city
ot Philadelphia, of which President Lincoln
was an honorary member, In black snits, with
badges on their hats designating their organi
zation. They were headed by their President,
Jno. G. Butler, Esq. chief coinerof the UHited
States Mint, and Chiel Dickson of the U. S.
Steam Fire Brigade.
Ministers ol the various religions denomi
nations, among them the pasters of ail the
ra h-dic Churches in the District as well as
the several Colored Churches.
T: e Massachusetts delegation, numbering
about. T5 men, among whom was Major Gene,
ral Butler; Col. Gardner Tufts marshal, as
sisted by Messrs. Forbushand Johnson: headed
by the band of the Jth Massachusetts heavy
artillery. The flag borne by the Massachusetts
6th. when coming through Baltimore in 1-C!,
was earned by this delegation.
New Hampshire, numbering about -20 men
Marshal Matthew G. Emery.
Ohio had -0 men in line, under the marshal
ship of M M Slade, Esq.
New York numbered 3(H).
New Jersey wss represented by 100 of her
sous, and led by Mr. Prevost, acting maishal
California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington,
Montanoand Idaho, united, and had I0t) rep
resentatives of the Far West, under the mar
shalsbip of Major R. D. Stevens.
Maine was led by Mr. S. P. Brown, and
turned ont a very large and respectable
Connecticut delegation, numbering about loo
meu, with State banner.
Delegation frem New Jersey, with a large
one from Jersey City.
The Heads and Clerks of the State Depart
The heads and chiefs of Bureaus of the
Treasury Department, under the marshalship
of Messrs. A. E. Edwards, nssisted by Capt.
Jones and Col. Willett, preceded by the baud
of the Treasury regiment. They carried with
them the flag toru by Booth, as lie leaped to the
stage of Ford's Theater on the night of the
Clerks of the Treasury Department.
The War Department employees turned ont
in large Icrca, making a fine appearance, and
were marshalled by Mr Potts.
Clerks ot the Ordnance Department.
Clerk? of the Interior Department.
The clerks of the Agricultural Bureau.
The Pension Office had one hundred em
ployees in line, marshalled by Commissioner
Barrett and Mr Pearson, chief-clerk.
The clerks and employees of the PostOffics
Department, marshalled by Dr. McDonald and
ilajor Scott.
The clerks of the Ordnance Office.
Band of Col. Tompknrs Q. M. D. regiment,
led by Lieut. Blish.
Major Gen'l M. C. lleigs, Quartermaster
General, and Colonels G. V. Rutherford, B.
C Card, S. L. Brown, A. J. Perry, John D.
Wise, J. D. Bingham, and L. B. Parsons,
chiefs of divisions.
Battalion of Uuartermaster General's Office,
Major W agner commanding, composed of Co.
A., B. and C., CaptainB Slsson, Curtis, and
1st regiment Quartermaster's Volunteers,
Col. C. H. Tompkins, i^ieut. Col. Johnson.
Majors Huestis and Allen.
:>d regiment da., Col. James M Moore and
Maior F. A. Conrad.
This brigade was commanded by Brig. Gen.
D. H. Rucker, assisted by Brig. Gen. Ekin and
Col. J. J. Dana.
Clerks of the Quartermaster's Department in
citizen's dress.'
Survivors of the War of 1812, viz: Edward
Birkead, Chapman Lee, Charles Keenan, Jos.
Follansbee, F. R. Dorsett, Smith Minor,
Thomas Foster, Robert M. Harrison, Isaac
Burch, Joseph P. Wolf, Capt. John Moore, B.
W. Polkinhorn, P. Bergman, T. Foster, Col.
C. K. Gardner, and Ishmal Day, the old pat
riot, who shot the rebel at the time of the in
vasion of Maryland, when be attempted to
pnll down the flag from his premises.
Army Surgeons, mounted.
The clerks and employees of the Baltimore
Custom House and Post Office, marshaled by
Dr. E. C. Gaskill, ISO in number, accompanied
by the fine band of the Sth regiment U S
infantry, which is stationed at Baltimore.
8th Illinois cavalry band.
Employees of U. S. Military Railroad, num.
tering about 2,000, in charge of Messrs. Price,
Reverts, Griffin and Conner.
Citizens of Alexandria with band, with the
Friendship and Sun Fire Companies, dressed
in red shirts and black pants; Messrs. Powell
and Brand, marshal*.
Mount Vernon Association of Alexandria
Carriage bearing a large transparency in
scribed, ??Alexandria mourns the nation's
Potomac Hose Company of Georgetown,
wWh martial music.
Andrew Jackson Lodge Ancient York Ma
sons. of Alexandria.
Delegation of th* Christian Commission tl
Two German glee els*.
National Republican Association t4 the Sev
f ntii Warr), marshaled by Capt. NcCuufifii
and F. A. Boawell.
Workmen from Mt Clare, Baltimore, fol
io-wed by a r nmb~r or. employees of the BaI'j
more and Obio Railroad, numbering about ?UP.
Employees of tne Washington Arsenai, W
H. Oo?iron, marshal.
Employees of the Navy Yard; J. H. Dal ton,
mar? hal
Fin ley Hospital bsnd. with soldiers from ih*
hospital; Steward Hill.
Emory Hoepiial band, with a number ol
soldiers from the hospital, in charge of Seward.
Pupi'8 of Goniaga College, la charge of
Rev B. F. W ige? and other clerical prejeptors*
numbering about 250.
Parochial Schools of St. Aloysms, John P.
Mernt's Band, East Baltimore Union League,
Washington I'nion League, Georgetown Union
League, New Yoik Union League, marshalled
by Capt J. I) McKean.
Capitol Circle Brotherhood of the I'mon T.
H. Robinson, marshal, headed by 1 A. Ueaid's
brass band.
Fenian Brotherhood, numbering about )oo,
wearing green badges, in mourning, with their
flag of green draped in mourning.
A detachment ol the guard at Seminary H os
pital, (Georgetown) Sergt Conway.
The German division was in charge of Col.
.ios Gerbardt, and was composed <'f members
of the Belief Association, moun. '1 and
loot, Washington Turners, Washington S-in
g^&rbund, Germania Lodge, No.?, of Good
Fellows. Franklin Lodge, Independent Broth
ers ano Wambago Tribe ot Bed Men. Leb
i ar;/' band tnm Baltimore, headed this L)i
v slon
The Italian Benevolent Society, with the
ua icnul (lag of Italy, m mourning, nnmber
ii)g nearly ;JC0. marshalled by .?x-Lieutenant
M agri
Mttr?: polis I.odge. No. 1? ol Odd Fellows,
fiotn Am apolis. Md , nnml>ering about 3d.
>ons of Temperance, numbering aboa- l,r?0?,
lieatied by Carver Hospital band, composed
the Grat:d Division, and the following subor
dinate divisions Oood Samaritan, Federal
City. Equal, Armory Square, Columoian, E*
cel-icr. Aurora, Meridian, Lincoln, Central,
Emory, Potomac, Harewood, IionglHs, Fm
pire, Clliffburne, Mt. Vernon. McK.ee, ETerett,
Stanton, Sherburne.
Columbia Typographical Society; Journey
man Bookbinder's Societ\.
Then followed the colored divi-ion, wh 'ft
numbered several thousand, hfaded by Bo*
yer's Baltimore baud, irrthe following order
Annual Conference of the African Methodis'
Church, led oft' by Kev'd Bishops Payne and
Way man; ft*- Grand I'm ted Order ol Na/a
rner-, ?iBrshalei by Noah Butler; Ilebgat.on
of the First tuiui a <tbristian Cnmrui-siou of
Balumoif Payne Lodge ot oro?a samintans
Grand United Order of < ?dd FsIIowb; niur
Lodge ol Ancirnt York Masons; Union Grand
I.odge ol Masons; Masonic Grand I?odg>* ol
Tinted States and Canada; Colored Mti.ens of
Baltimore. George A. Hackett marshal. Tbes<*
were {<11 irom Baltimore
Then followed the Washington Benevolent
Colored men of Washington: Sou- of Levi.
Eastern Star I.odge, No. 1,< ~v, 1. O. O. F.
John F.Cook Lodge, No. l.l-.V
Union Friend-hip Lodge, No -91.
Potomac Union Lodge, ol Georgetown, No
('ilve Lodge, No. tfGT. A.Y M.
The Catholic Benevolent Association, carry
ing a banner bearing the raotto ?> In Gud we
ti us'. ''
Harmony Lodge of Odd Fellows.
The ti-'d colored Pennsylvania regimen',
whi h arrived auout noon, took a position
near the Capitol, and as the procession ne.ired
wheeled In line on the right, marching through
the grounds, the band playing a solemn dirge.
Arrival at the. ( apitol.
Long before the procession moved every part
ol the Capitol Grounds was. rowded, but none
but those authorized could enter the building.
At about three o'clock the first troops in the
line marched through the north gate and along
the railroad tracK down New Jersey avenue,
while the artillery and cavalry parsed around
the square resting on A street north, 1st street
east ar.a A street south, the officers of the
Army and Navy also marched through the
same gate and took their position near the pojl
on the east front ol the building.
The entire space in Irontol the building had
r>een cleared by the police under Superinten
dent Bichards, and the military, cavalry aud
miantry. keeping the crowd iriim encroaching
on the ground. and the steps of the portico
were kept clear by the Capitol Police, under
Captain Newman.
As that part ol the procession bearing the
corpse approached a dirge was struck op by
the band6 along the military liue and the car
riages containing the pall-bearers, followed by
the funeral car,approached the eastern portico
where they alighted, and after a few moments
the coffin was removed and borne by twelve
soldiers of the Veteran Beserve Corps to the
1 he lice was headed by Col. French, Com
missioner ol Public Buildings, and Mr. James
O. Clephane, one of the civic marshals, fol
lowed by the clergy, then the physiciane, the
pall-bearers. In the midst of which the corpse
was borne, and it was laid on the catafalque
at precisely balf-past three o'clock In a tew
moments all who were entitled to admission
had entered, the clergy taking a pesitiou at the
head of the corpse, the head ol which is turned
to the west, and immediately behind them
were the physicians. President Johnson and
Cabinet, with Lieut. General Grant, Major
Gei.eial Halleck, Brig. General Nichols, Ad
mnals Farragut, Goidsborough and String
ham took their stand at the foot of the coffin,
about twelve feet from it, while Messrs. Nic
olav and Hay, the two private secretaries,
stood on the north side, and around the pall
rearers, who ranged themselves in a circle,
with the delegations of Illinois and Kentucky.
Maior General Hunter, Hon. Simon Cameron,
ana Major General Meigs were also present.
Alter this circle had been formed, the Union
Light Guard entered, taking a position cn the
north, with a company ol Veteran Reserves.
The burial 6er\ice commencing with, "It is
appointed unto man once to die," was read by
Rev. P. D. Gurley in a very impressive man
ner, and many of the auditors being moved to
The service having been concluded, the
assemblage quietly left the buiidin/, the body
remaining in charge of the Capitol police,
Capt Newman, and a detail from the 24ih V.
R. C., with a numb r of officers.
The corps was laid on a catafalque, which
was designed by B. B. French, jr., erected in
the center ot the rotunda by Mr. Job W. Angus
and others. The base is one foot high, eight
and a half feet long, and four feet wide, and is
covered with fine black cloth The dais is two
feet high, seven feet long, and two and a halt
feet wide. At each corner of the dais is a
sloping union column, representing bundles of
fasces tied with silver lute. This dais is also
covered with black cloth and heavy festoons of
the same material, which is edged with silver
lringe hung on either side, being gathered in
the center with a black rosette of satin ribbon,
with a silver star, and from this falls a fold of
cloth, the end of which containing three stars.
On either side of 'he dais are two muskets with
baj onets, two oai bines and two sword bays
nets crossed.
Just as these present in the rotnnda were
lea\ ing a number ot basket flowers, arranged
in admirable taste by Mr. James Nokes, the
public gardener, were brought in and arrang
ed around tie coffin.
The large panel pictures in the rotnnda had
been covered completely, and a railing cov
ered completely with black around the statue
of the ?'l)yirg Tecnmseh" obscured it from
view, while all the statues were covered ex
cept thai of Washington, over the body of
which a black sash was tied. A heavy dra
pery of mourning also hangs from the ccrri
der at the base of the dome. This work was
done by Messrs. G. W. Nokes, G. W. Harrie,
and other employees at the Capitol.
/ The Avenue.
The general sorro ?v was exhibited by various
mourning devices displayed throughout the
city, and the avenue showed many such.
At the stcre of Philp Jc Solomon, the right
window contained a colored portrait of the
President, which was heavily draped in crape.
In the left band window was a photograph of
the President and his son Tad. This was the
last sitting of Mr Lincoln for a picture. Both
the windows were heavily draped with white
and black cambric. Over the windows was
a large fiag festooned with crape. Tne balcony
was heavily draped, and in white letters on
black background appeared the words:
"Treaboh hab Dome His Worst."
This motto was surrounded with sprigs of
evergreen. The entire upper portion of the
building was hung with festoons of black dec
orated with white rosettes and a large flag at
half mast,, draped in black, told the sad tale
of our lose.
The store of Hudson Taylor, 331 Penn'a ave ,
was appropriately draped, and had on its front
a fine portrait of the late President which at
tracted much attention.
The excellent full-length portrait of the late
President, taken tor Mr. John Holylaod, was
draped in mourning and displayed from the
window of Lt. F. Clark's store, on Pennsylva
nia avenue, west of 12th street. Mr. Lincoln
is represented with a roll of papers in hia hand
inscribed "Emancipation Proclamation."
The following mottoes were displayed over
the store of Messrs Sweetser & Co., draped In
A Great Man has Fallen.
A Noble Man is bead.
The Nation Monrna.
Fiends may bill hia body, but cannot kill au
sonl, that is immortal, and hia revered memory
wUl lire forever.

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