, . ' DKMOCBATIC IJV POLITlCSi I'UHE IN LITKllATUREi AND PItOGUKSSIVE IN SOUTHERN INTKHKSTS.
BY A. M. EURNEY & CO. McMINNViIlE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1881. VOL. II.-NO. 17.
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events,
The following proclamation, calling
for a special session of the Senate, has been
lly the President of tho United Stiitos A
Whereas, objects of interest to the United
.etntcs require Mint the Semite shotnl be eon
, Cncd at un early date, to receive and act up
in'i such coiniiiiniii ntions as niny he made to
It on tho part, ol lie Incentive, now,
therefore, 1, Cho-trr A. Arthur, Presi
dent of the, United Mates, havo eon-t-idurod
It to ho my duty to U-uie this my
Jiiurlmnntion declaring that au cxtruordina
)y oecaHion requires the Senate of tho lulled
Mates to convene for the transaction of busi
ness at the Capitol in the City of Washington,
on Monday, tho loth day of October next, at
noon on that dnv, of which nil who
shall ' at that time be entitled to net as
members of flint body are hereby required to
take notice, (liven under my hand and seal
of the United Mate nt Washington tho 1(1
day of September, in tho year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one,
and of the independence of the United Mates
the one hundred and sixth.
(Signed CifUSTEk A. AllTlIUlt.
By tho President.
J.vs, G. Blaine, Secretary of Stato.
(Joveknou l'lLLSitLKY.of Minnesota,
lias called an extra session of tho Legisla
ture to consider the State debt question.
The marriage of Gustavtis, Crown
Vrlnc'e of Sweden, with the Princess Vic
toria, only (laughter of theGraml Duke of
B.idcn, was solciiini.cd at C'arlsruhe on the
20tli. The King of Sweden and the Em
peror of (icrmany coiuluctcd tho bride, and
1 lie Duchess of Saxe and Queen Sophia of
Sweden the bridegroom. The Crown
1'rlnces of Denmark oud Germany were
Governor Sheldon, of New Mexico,
lias Just returned from a trip through the
country recently traversed by Chief Nana
mid band. Ho says the people responded
promptly to the call for volunteers to stand
Milijecllo his call in the event of future raids,
and that with the comlial co-operation of
the military there will be no difficulty in
protecting the Territory against further In
dian raids. Indians from New Mexico are
reported to be moving in tiro direction of
the Texas frontier, and serious trouble Is
The Methodist Kcuuienical Council
tit London closed on tho 21st with the adop
tion of an address to all Methodists, read by
ISishop Peck, and signed by the representa
tives of every Wesloynn body, recommend
ing Hie views favored at the various sittings,
calling upon all to co-operate In the work of
Christ, to maintain the traditional Metho
dist means for the promotion of earnest
ness, and declaring that a call should go
forth for a great spiritual awakening. The
meeting of the Council in America in 1SS1
The Massachusetts Keptibliean State
Convention was held at Worcester on the
'.Mat. Mrs. Mary C. Livermore was a duly
appointed delegate to the Convention, and
was finally admitted to a seat after her
claim had been twico rejected by the State
Central Committee. The present State of
ficers were renominated without opposition.
Tho platform favors a gold basis exclusively
for our currency; a revision of the Tariff
laws; a reform In the Civil Service; national
aid, where needed, in support of common
schools; a just and humane Indian policy;
the suppression of poligamy, etc., etc. A
resolution of sympathy with the family of
the late President Oartield and e-xtollins his
brief administration, together with tin ex
pression of confidence in President Arthur,
Was unanimously adopted.
A dispatch from Cheyenne, '2;hl, says,
from the best Information obtainable, it is
learned that the White liiver Ulcs went to
I'intah, but remained only long enough to
obtain their money, retui nlng to White
Phcr "lo trade." Meacliain, the I'te
Commissioner, allowed them to remain
three days, but Ihey refuse to leave, having
been at White ltiver oyer two weeks
Many Utes are returning to Uintah and
hiding in tho mountains uliotit the post.
Mcacham offered them wagons, plows and
horses to work, which they refused. Chief
lack, who commanded the I'tes in the light
against Tbornbiirg, September, IST'.l, said
to Meaeham: " Utes no want arms; I'tes
go back to Colorado; While Kivcr bukiii
heap trade; ltuskin on White ltiver; I'tes
no want wagons; wagons no good; hunt
lni-kin." lieporls also came that several
ranches on White liiver have been burned,
their occupants being driven to military
posts. A number of Uneoinpnligre Ulcs
are now trading at White ltiver.
Governor Jekome, of Michigan, has
issued an appeal to the people of the I'nited
States for aid for the sufferers by the recent
disastrous conflagration in that State. He
says: "'llio lire district covers territory
about I, SOO square miles, about one-half of
Widen .'CM.iml llir. Oiin uml Uit tdl.i.y 1...1I
is a blackened waste, tho destruction of
property being pretty evenly distributed
I'ver the whole territory. This is an agricul
ttir.il country, with occasionally a village or
small business center, at which were flour-
ing-inllls, saw-mills, stores, churches, et
etc. Many of these place and their indus
tries wero wholly destroyed, and In the
farming portions in the track of the fire
nothing was left for man's use but the land.
1 have visited the burned district and trav
ersed a large portion thereof, driving
through the ruins. The knowledge thus
obtained satisfies me that the former esti
mate that over "JOO persons perished in the
tires w as correct, and that further estimates
that there arc l."i,iKX) of theso sufferers
now dependent upon the generosity
of tho public wero not exaggerated.
They were dependent upon the productions
of their farms for support. There are few,
if any, manufacturing Industries near thetn
to give employnitGR. Tho aid extended to
the unfortunate by those whose homuwcre
saved will soon exhaust the surplus of the
latter. What Ihese people require is aid to
procure such necessities as will enable them
to live until ttfr lands yield. They must
have food until the harvests of ISS'J are gath
ered. Anything short of this will fall to ac
complish the undertaking. The first effect
of this disaster was to stupefy ami paralyze
the energies of the people. The prompt aid
and encouragement received have stimula
ted thetn to help themselves. With the !tre
land and their labor only left they begin to
hiii'Aancw The necovsity for continued
assistance to enable I no swierers to go
through flie coming winter and to become
self-sustaining is In no wise abated. The
well-known generosity of the American p
pie has never been invoked in a more imft-lork'ii-
PERSONAL iXD GENERAL.
boiler of a Missouri Pacific
freight locomotivo exploded near Chetopa,
Kansas, on tho 21st, killing instantly (ieorge
(J. Adams, engineer; Simon Bailey, fire
man; Jack Denny, a conductor on tho San
Francisco Itoad, and O'Nell a stranger,
looking for a job. They were all seated In
the cab of the engino at the time. Their
bodies wero picked up nt a distance of 200
feet from tho railroad track In a horribly
mangled condition. The head of Bailey,
the fireman, was entirely blown off, and
nowhere, to bo found. Frank Nicholas.
head brakeman, had an arm broken and his
body badly bruised. The cause of the acci
dent is supposed to have been a shortago of
water, together with a defective boiler.
The Chinese quarter of Chico, Cal., ,
has been destroyed by tire. Three China
men lost their lives.
A heavy stom visited Danville, Va.,
on the 11th. Trees and fences were blown
down, also tho Confederate Military Hospi
tal, injuring several eolored people.
At Anoka, Minn., Charles E. Stud-
ley, while insane from drink, stabbed his
wife several times, but not fatally, and then
cut himself up in a shocking manner, so that
lie can not recover.
Five desperate men confined in jail
at Las Vegas, New Mexico, having secured
a pistol and burst the locks off their cells,
made a bloody charge on three of their
guards. One of the officers blew out the
brains of Thomas Duffy, and the others
wero soon secured. Tho leader of the re
volt was Dave Iludcnhaugh, of tho gang of
Billy tho Kid.
La n or troubles at Savannah, Ga.,
have become serious. The Coventor has or
dered twenty companies of State troops to
report to the municipal authorities. A pri
vate telegram puts the strength of tho strik
ers at 1,000, and all well-armed and defiant.
The police were repulsed twice while at
tempting to take a bridge held "by the strik
ers. Ouito a number were killed and
A riot occurred at Tubercurry, Ire
land, on the occasion of rejoicings at the re
lease of Sheridan. The police were stoned
and the Chief Constable severely injured.
The police fired upon tho crowd and wound
ed several persons.
A duel took place near 'Warrcnton,
on the 20:h, between two well known Vir
ginians, Capt. Peyton Wise and T. T. Lew
is, U. S. District Attorney, both of liich
mond. Gen. Wise is a brother of Hon.
George 1). Wise, Congressman-elect, and
Mr. Lewis a younger brother of John F.
Lewis, candidate on the ileadjuMcr ticket.
The meeting was tho result of a challenge
from Lewis to Wise, on account of
some alleged libelous personal re
marks uttered during the heat of
the political canvass. The parties fought
with dueling pistols, ten paces apart. Two
shola-were exchanged. Lewis Bad UNTOm
tire and missed. Wise fired into the air. The
second round was a repetition of the first.'
Wiso is said to bo a dead shot and could
easily have killed his adversary, but merci
fully spared him, as lie had become con
vinced before the nicetingtook place that he
had acted hastily in the matter, but had
gone too far to retreat. The combatants
shook hand and parted friends.
Henry C. Cole, Mayor of Kokomo,
Ind., was shot dead a few nights ago while
surreptitiously conveying some Hour from a
mill. The owners of the mill had for some
timo been aware of the loss of Hour, and on
the night in question the Sheriff with a
posse had been concealed near by for the
purpose of nabbing tho thief should he put
in an appearance. At a little before 11
o'clock, as tho Sheriff state, a figure was
seen stealthily approaching the mill from
the rear. The man entered the mill and
had carried out four sacks of flour and de
posited them near by, wlien'he was ordered
to halt. At this he ran and a volley of
shots were fired at him. He ran ubout 100
yards from the mill and dropped on the
ground. The Sheriff's posse followed him,
and when they arrived at the spot in which
he fell they found Mayor H.C.Cole stark
dead, with a revolver in each hand. Cole's
previous reputation had not been altogether
unstnirched, but ho possessed certain ele
ments of popularity which enabled him to
achieve political preferment at the hands of
his fellow citizens. He was elected Mayor
last spring as an Independent Democratic
candidate, owing to a split in the Republican
party of the city. Cole's friends allege that
the whole affair is a damnable conspiracy, in
which he met his death ut tho hands of bit
At New York City, on the 221, Fred
erick Lathamer, aged 2(1, made an attempt
to murder his wife and her father. Pauline
Lathnmcris 2(1 years old, and her father,
Henry Miller, 56 years. The enraged man
shot both in tho head with his revolver, and
then turned tho weapon on himself. All
three were taken to the hospital dangerously
fLIl l lU, lilt! coloied LdulUciittuL, li.is
secured from tho Court-martial in Texas
continuance until November, to give him
time to employ counsel.
Clare Countv, Mich., has been vis-
ited bv a terrific hurricane, accompanied by
violent thunder and lightning. It did great
damage to property in a wide extent of
country. In the vicinity of Atwood Station,
on the Harrison branch of the Flint & Pero
Marquette Railway, over 2,000,000 feet of
timber were blown down, and two men
Wm. Delaine, of Canada, nnd Joseph Pep
per, of l!ay City were struck by falling
trees and Instantly killed. Trees were snap
ped like pipe-stems, and tho work of de
struetion was awful in Its suddenness and
completeness. Tho men who were killed
were in a tent, with about twenty others
who tied to the swamps and thus escaped
Geokoe Howard, a planter living
near Little Rock, Ark., whose crop was re
cently sold under attachment, has sworn to
kill every one connected witlrttt case. He
has left home and is hiding in the wood
preparatory to carrying out his threat
Three men whom he singled out as the first
victims have sworn out warrants agains'
him, and a posse, Including nearly every
man In the township, is hunting for him
A bloodv encounter Is expected.
A dispatch from Ronibay says there
has been serious rioting between Hindoos
and Mussulmans at Mooltan, in the Pun
Jaub, owing to the latter slaughtering cat
tie. Military quelled the riots. Temples
mosques and shops were much damaged.
A special from Omaha to the Chica
go Inii r-Oi C'tn says: M.ij. John B. Furay
Post-otlicc Inspector, received a written
confession from rosUnasV5"5 jt nt Dead
about tho arrival and departure of mails,
showing they were on schedulo time. The
purpose was to accommodate contractors,
who thus escaped lines for delays, and
no had represented they were carrying
ie mails in fifty hour, white really
they were not. By this misrepresenta
tion they got their route expedited
nd their pay tripled. Furay tried to
get the United States Grand Jury there to
Indict Starr, but they refused. A similar
uifesMon has been made to Furay by Post
master Clary at Sidney. E. E. Corbln,
agent of the stage line, and Cuas. F. Id
dings, his assistant, have been arrested for
conspiring in inducing OTtry to make falso
returns. They were examined before U. S.
Commissioner Allen, who discharged them,
although evidenca of the Postmaster and
his confession was against them. They will
robably be indicted by tho V. S. Grand
ury ut Omaha,
Near Elgin, 111., Christian Seimmcr-
man, wife and s n. were drivinir over tho
dlioad track and were struck by the train.
cimmerman, his boy and the team were
killed, and his wife fatally injured.
In tho trial, at Independence, Mo.,
of AVllliam Ryun, for participation in the
robbery of tho Chicago & Alton express
train at Glendale, on October H, 18T'.,Tucker
asham testified in substance : " About the
middle of April, 1870, Ryan came tome and
proposed robbing a train. 1 refused to lis-
cn to him, nnd he let me alone until the
(ith of October, when ho nnd Ed. Miller
came to me and said that Jesse James had
commanded me to assist them in robbing tho
Chicago & Alton express train at Glendale.
On the night of October 8 I finally consented
o go, and on that evening I met Jesse James,
Miller, Dick Little, Win. Ryan nnd a man
timed Boh. They furnished me arms, and
e went to Glendale, took possession of tho
epot, and made prisoners of everybody
hero. We compelled the agent to stop the
ain,and Jesse and Miller robbed the express
ar, whilo the rest of us stood guard over
the engineer and passengers. In tho melee
Jesse James was shot In the leg. After we
nished the robbery we went to an old house
about one mile from the depot and divided
tho booty. We got altogether over 10,000,
ut they only gave me Jesse and Mil-
rand Littlo took the lion's share. After
the division wc separated, Jesse telling
van and I to go home and stay there and
ono would ever suspect us, nnd to be
careful how we spent our money. We went
onic, and would never havo been discov
ered had I not let something out while
rinking." The witness, Basham, pleaded
uilty to complicity In the robbery about a
ear ago, and received a sentence of ten
ears, but has been pardoned.
A dispatch from Rawlins, Wyoming,
says: Atnail-carr.er from White River re
ports the finding of the dead bodies of Tom
Malony and part ner. They were building a
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urned. Indian signs are numerous
Ijout the place, nnd It is thought to be tho
ork of the Whito River I'tes. Col. A an
Hot has gone out with a company of caval-
y to investigate, and bury the men.
A negro burglar named Dillups, the
only Inmate of the Jail at Dawsonville, Ga.,
set fire to the building in hopes of making
his escape, and burned to death.
Joseph Laniek, Sheriff of Scullyville
ounty, Choctaw Nation, was killed nt
Ibbets's store, near Fort Smith, Ark., by
William Hughes, a white man, who had re
cently beeu ordered out of the Choctaw Na-
lon by Governor McCurtain.
Tom Williams, a young neyro mur
derer, was hanged nt Henderson, Tcxa, on
the 23 J.
Hon. Solomon Spink, formerly Sec
retary of Dakota and afterward Delegate to
Congress, died at Yankton, on the 23d, in
the 01st year of his age.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Memorial seniors in honor of tho
fate President Garfield wero held on Mon
day, the 2Glh, In probably nearly every city,
town and hamlet throughout tho united
States, and also by the American residents
of tho European capitals.
A Washington dispatch says: Tho
opinion prevails lint tho Cabinet will bo
changed throughout, with tho exception of
Lincoln. Kirkwood and Windoin, who re
igned Senatorships to accept Cabinet places,
It Is thought could succeed to themselves, as
neither Iowa or Minueota has yet elected a
Senator to fill the vacancy. It Is said that
both have already Intimated their readiness
to enter for tho race.
I'rksident Arthur, on the 24th, ap
pointed several Postmasters In various parts
of the country who had been selected by
President Garfield previous to his prostra
The special train bearing newspaper
correspondents, etc., accompanying the Gar
tinl.l f,,Mi-n tv.U W.kli.jt(m, otriTel.-
hand-cnr containing a number of track
hands while crossing the Beaver Creek
bridge, near Fallston, Pa. Three of the
men were killed outright, a fourth was
hurled upon the pilot and fatally injured,
and a fifth was sent flying through space to
the creek bed sixtv feet below. Two others
were mortally wounded, and have since died
Two men Jumped from the car to tho creek
bed, and, Incredible as it may appear, es
caped with but trillng injuries. The men
were duly notified of tho approach or the
train, but evidently believed they had time
to get across the bridge before it reached
Qcincv, 111., was struck by a death
deallncr tornado about i o'clock on the
evening of the 24lh. A number of build
ings were demolished. Tho molding-room
of Bennett, Duffy & Co.'s stove foundry
was crushed Into ruins. George Rowland.
aged 3t, a molder, was Instantly killed
Henry Kllcrbrook, aged IS, was fatally in
lured and died soon after being tak
en from tho ruins: Frank Smith
was also probably fatally Injured
The molding-room of Comstock, Cortle A
Co.'s foundrv. near bv. shared the same
fate, and one man, "Doc" Miller, was serf
ouslv hurt, Joel Harris's Sons' tobacco
factory was partially demolished and sevcra
of the inmates were injured. A number o
other buildings suffered to a greater or less
extent. Tho total loss bv the storm is esti
mated ot $100,000.
The Mohr & Mohr Distillery at 1-a-fayette,
lnd., one of the largest in the coun
try, was entirely destroyed by fire on the
24th. Loss, J12.",000; Insured for about
SJU.noO. Two hundred head of cattle in the
pens, belonging to Henry Klopper, of St
Louis, were cremated, ltievt.wry woolen
Mi' were also destroyed. Loss, $13,000.
A XATI0X IN MOl'KMXG.
Final OhM'tpi'i-H of tlio I.ato President
tiiir(k-ld ut Cleveland Solemn anil Im
pressive Ceremonies The Itody Laid lo
Itest in I.nkevlew Ccuieteiy Countle-g
Thousands, with Jfarert Heads 1 ny
Ilomnso to tb Illustrious Dead A
Wliolo l'cople in Mourning.
Cl.KVK!.ANI, O., Sept. 24.
Tho funeral train arrived nt Euclid Avenue
Station at 1:17 p. in., and was met by nn Im
mense concourse of people. Police arrange
ments were ndinlrublo; no a crush was pre
vented. The locomotive nnd Bll tho cars wero
Tho ladies having boon cared for, tho body
of tho Into President was taken from its enr
by n detachment of tho regular army, under
Lieut. Weaver fourteen men, attired in uni
forms, with white .hclmuts and borno
on their shoulders to a spculnl
hearso in waiting, followed by
the distinguished guard of honor marching
two by two, an Army and a Naval officer
abreast, Cien. Sherman and Renf Admiral
Nichols first, then Gen. Sheridan nnd Admiral
Rogers. Gon. Hancock nnd Admiral Porter,
Gen. Drum and Meigs paired with Naval offi
cers. Then followed Chief-Justlco Walto and
other Supremo Court Justices, members of
the Cabinet, Governor Foster and staff and tho
At 1:30 tho colli n, on which wero palms nnd
a largo wreath fragrant with tubo roses, was
placed in the hearse, and tho cortege moved
very slowly down Kuclid Avenuo, bells tolling
and pooplo standing with uncovered hearts.
All houses on tho route of tho march wore
LVINO IN STATE.
Arriving at the park, tho remains wero con
veyed through n lino of guards to tho pavil
ion prepared for the lying in state until
Interment. Tho caskut wus placed by
the pull-bcarcrs on a dais undcinciith u
canopy supported, by four gilt Egytian col-
On account of the feeliiiL's of the widow tbn
faco was not exposed, but instead was placed
an adiniiiiblo copy of a likeness taken on
nrueio. it return irom the ciucazo conven
tion a most natural portrait.
J me pavilion on either side were a ninlti
ule of lioral otleriiiL's. iiianv of thetn of ex
ceeding beauty and very elaborate design.
an cany nour in the evening soliliors
around the park were instructed to admit no
lie except ollicia snish et he 1 men. vet tin
into hour the great crowd remained outside
and KHzed at the stately pavilion w ith its pre
cious deposit. Four electric lamps, beside gas
lamps, Hlied a light on the casket resting on
the (lain. The L'uiird of the Cleveland Gravs
nd Knights Teintiliir mttrolled the vicluiiiro
of the ensket all night.
The otllcera who accompanied the train re
port there was one continuous demonstration
all along the line. At the larger towns great
numbers of people assembled, nnd ut tho res
idences between tho stations lights wero dis-
in.vcu in me nanus oi the occupants.
CLEVELAND, Sopt. 25.
According to tho statements of old dtizens
there never boforo was so great nnd orderly n
rowdinthocityas there bus been to-day.
Ml the railways ran every available carlo no
(iniinouato the unnieeeucnted rimli toCleve-
and. As nn illustration ot this the inoniiii''
iiin from Cincinnati was divided in twelve
sections, with from twelve to fourteen cars in
VIEWINU THE l.LM.UNS.
Whon the (fates enterinir tho Public Sutinre
were opened this niorninir. those in the line-
"i"cii mow ly, nun ninny suit scenes occtim u
ciiledlv touching. As (lav advanced the guard
ha(, , ,, ..laced along" the llnu for several
moved slowly, nnd until y sail scenes occtim d
blocks down Superior .street, in order to keep
he thousands ol persons inortlerantl lnquieu
lotion, i lie city wears tne same iiriiuam ap-
pcurnnco to-uiglit that it tul lust night, iinu
he scone aiioitt the cattitaiipie is soineiiiing
grand, i-ighteen electric lights, two powcnui
alemm lights and over one nunurett cm
lamps illuminate the park. All night the long
line of people passing through I lie pavilion
was unbroken. Hundreds who went through
by day took their places at tho end of tne
line, nt times over a mile long, to obtain un
opportunity to witness the pavilion as it was
iitmutiy uiiiiiiinaieii alter uarx.
Tho raiii which commenced falling about ft
p. m. coiHiniied about halt an nour. The lino
oi persons who were inareiuiig to mo cain
falo was broken somewhat, but thousands
braved the shower, which was quite severe for
a time, and continued on their journey, deter
mined upon viewing the casket and Mural of
lorings. Just bef. ire the rain ceased a mng
nilicciit and unusually bright rainbow became
isible, its pei tect lines being unbrokoii.
Cl.EVELAXl), Sept. 26.
Tho obscimies of late 1'ieudcnt Garfield
wero concluded to day in the most impress
Except the invited guests and members of
niiiiiittees, no one w as allowed in tho Park
ttirinu the ceremonies, but othor spectators
were ranged around outside of the grounds
thus giving iiianv more a chaueo to witness
the scene than could otherwise havo been
THE Fl .SI.ltAL COllTKGE.
Tho procession formed at U:30 a. m, in tho
First division Military Companies.
Second liivisioH I'uiforined Societies.
Third Division Veteran and other Societies.
Fourth iMvi-uon Civic Societies.
F'ittli division Cat nolle Societies.
Sixth Division lleleations of Citizens.
Seventh Division Funeral Escort.
Kinhtli Division Guard of Honor.
Ninth Division Ohio National Guards.
At the conclusion of the services nt the pa
iliou the casket was placed upon the funeral
car by n detachment of artillerymen under
Lieut. Weaver, nnd, followed bv the pall-bear-ers,
guards of honor, family, iiumediato
friends, and distinguished men in carriages,
tlio procession inarched to tho cemetery.
When tho head of the column reached tho
entrain e, the funeral car, and what was des
ignated as tho luncral procession proper,
passed within, while the rest ol tlio proces
sion halted, open order, and awaited the con
clusion of tho ceremonies.
AT THE CEMETERV.
Iii front of tlio vault, from tour black polos
thirty feet high, was suspended a canopy of
black clot II, urooping uown on 1111 tines, mm
looped up with heavy black cord aHd tassels.
1 lie imsuhu , a nrv.i viiiiiL were
carperud. riiderneath tho canopy and the
width ot the drive way wero strewn with
evergreens, ami upon them a thick layer of
cut-Powers, j no interior oi tne vauu was
limped in deep black, and tlao worth ol cut
Mowers, contiibnted by the lady teachers of
the public schools, were strewn everywhere.
In the opening of the center inch hung n
cross sixteen feet ill length and thirty-four in
width, trimmed with evergreens. Across the
summit of the center arch four simple but
most eloquent words greet the eye:
"COME HOME TO Itl-.ST."
Upon the two center columns were two oth
er sentences of equally suitable significance
" Lay him to sleep whom we have learned
to love," and "Lav him to sleep whom we
have, learned to trust." Suspended in the
renter of the inch was n large, haiel'ioiiie let
ter "G" worked in evergreens upon a frame
of wood, tin tho cast side were the words,
"He lies in all our hearts: ileal h can not
touch him there." I'D on the west side the
inscription, "Iaivo the source, duty the
law of his life." Tho wliolo structure was
beautifully decorated with the emblems of
woe. The bier upon which the casket lay
was two and a half feet high, ten leet long
mill four wide, the sides covered ith black
velvet and a heavy pull looped with silver
fringe thrown over all.
At (he conclusion ot the services at the
leiiieterv, the column countermarched and
returned er the same route to the Public
Sioiio-e. where it was dismissed.
Minute guns were tired, during the progress
of the column, by the. Ashtabula Light Ar
It has beeu discovered that tho
drainn"e pipes of a school-house in
Taunton. Mass., were run into the
'round six inches inside the eellai walls
by n rascally contractor ten years n;o,
and since that time the sewage has
emptied directly iuto the ccjiir, causing
liiuMi sickness to pupila. tt
CnLiol James U. Waddell is the
omvTivinar man who ean real Hon.
Aleck Stephens' writius with assured
accuracy. After it once jrets cold Mr.
fctcphi'tis himself staggers ojj.r it.
THE DEAD PRESIDENT.
Closing Scenes ai. KlberonThe Journey
Hack to Washington The Uody Lying in
fctnte nt the National Capitol.
Lono UltANCK, Sept. 21.
Tho President is laid out in the suit of
clothes w hich he wore on inauguration dav.
His left hand is laid across his breast after
the manner he had in life. This was done in
order to make his resemblance as near to life
as possible. Tho body is so greatly shrunken
that itrtiticial means hod to lie resortod to to
give tlio clothes the appearance of fitting. In
addition to tlio natural shrinking from his
illness the operation connected w ith tho au
topsy has lelt tho body in an even more
emaciated state. A plaster cast was taken of
his faco yesterday, as well as of his
light hand. In taking tho cast of tho
hand It was somewhat discolored, so
that his hand will not be seen. The
President bad a massive head and the
largo bones show verv iiromlnentlv. Ills
cheeks are Inllen in. The beard has been so
arranged about tlio parotid pland as to con
ceal Unit scar, and such arrangements have
ocen inane about the pillow as stliuurther
conceal tho swellings which sapped away his
me. j Muiuocr oi journalists wno nuve oeen
so closely watching tho President's easo nil
these weary weeks wero given an opportunity
for the first view of the body. Tho sentries
stood at either sidcof theontrance. The colli n
lay In the hallway of the lower floor, with a
soldier at the head nnd foot of it. The eollln
was black, with silver handles. Illack rods
ran along tlio Hide, and noon the ton was a
bilvor plato with the following inscription:
JAMKS AHUAM GAItF'.F.LD.
Horn, November 0, 1831.
Died, President of tho Cnited States,
September 19, 1881.
Tlio cuMln was lined with white satin.
Across the top and crossing each other wero
two long leaves of palm. Only the faco and
shoulders wero vlsiblo. Tho face, to those
who knew Gen. Gnrtiod only from his por
traits, could not have boon recognized. The
involuntary whispered remark of all as they
gazed upon the loved form with a shudder
was, "I never should have recognized him.
How he must have suffered." The shrunken,
earthly form told how much. It is most mar
velous how he lived so long.
At half-past nine o'clock Chlof Justice
Wuite, Secretary and Mrs. Itlaine, Secretary
and Mrs. Wlndom, Secretary and Mrs. Hunt,
Postmaster-General James and Secretaries
Lincoln and Kirkwood and Attorney-General
MacVeagh arrived at Francklvn Cottago and
the, doors were closed to visitors. Religious
services wero conducted by tho Kev. Charles
J. Voting, of Long Branch, at tho request ot
Mm. Gurlicld. There wero present, ocsides
the family and attendants, members of tho
Cabinet, their wives and a few personal
friends, numbering in all not more than fifty.
When the moment (or services wasnnnotineed
tlio windows nnd doors were closed and tho
most solemn silence prevailed. Ho then read
from llovelations, xlv., 13 "Blessed are the
dead which die in tho Lord from henceforth.
Vea, saith the Spirit, that they iiiuv rest from
their labors; and their works do follow them."
Next he turned to the 15th chapter of First
Corinthians and read from tho beginning of
tlio ftlst verso to tho end of theiMh verso,
concluding w ith a prayer.
At the conclusion of tho brief services tho
remains were borno to tho car prepared for
their removal to Washington, and in a few
moments the t'-ain, heavily draped in mourn
ing, was speoding on its way.
A Mournful Journey.
Washington, Sept. 21.
Tho special train bearing the remains of
Iresident Garfield, which lelt Klberon at 10 a.
in., reached Washington at 4:3.1 p. m. Tho
passage from Klberon to Washington was a
continued manifestation of sympathy and
sorrow. In populous cities, in smaller vil
lages, and even tho country through which
the mournful train passed, demonstrations of
svnmalliv and sorrow were even-where nres-
nsswhroiea ana stooa aosoimeiy Silelir, Ttficu
heads uncovered, as the train passed uy,
while the tolling of bells, flags at half -mast,
and funeral drapery which covered many
buildings, all added to tho solemnity of the
scene. At numerous points along the route
beautiful floral offerings were strewed, and In
several places the tracks wero literally cov
ered for more than lot) yards with ferns nnd
Mowers. Kvon In tlje country, along the route
of tho railroad, there was no lack of evidence
of affection, regard, sympathy and sorrow,
Men, w omen und children collected on the
porticos of residences nearthe track, at cross
ings and embankments commanding a near
view of the passing train, and with bowed
and uncovered heads, for the Booting instant
that the train rushed past, gave evidence of
their sorrow. Laborers in fields watched the
coming of the train bearing tho dead Presi
dent, and with bowed and uncovered heads
stood niuto and sorrowful whilo tho funeral
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
At the railway depot the military were
drawn up against the cast side of Sixth street,
Willi the right resting on Pennsylvania ave
nue. I'pon the opposito side of the street,
nearest the denot. was a long line of car
riages, preceded by a hearse,' which was
drawn up directly at tho main gate on the
sixth street side. The hotrso was diapodin
bbick nf rich and heavy material, wholly un
relieved by any other color, nnd was drawn
by six iron-grav horses, whose trappings were
also d rimed in somber black. Just before the
train entered tho depot the platform was
cleared by the police, ana onicers oi me
Army and Navv to tho number of 130 formed
in single rank iipon the left, facing the train.
An tlin train slowlvrolled into the depot every
head upon the platform win uncovered and a
stillness as of tho grave pervaded tho vast
throng, which formore than an hour had been
patiently waiting by the roadside.
Soon Mrs. Garfield, assisted by Secretary
Illuino, descended from the enr, and taking
bis arm nnon her right and that of her son
Harry upon her left, she walked directly to a
carriage in waiting. Her face was completely
concealed by a heavy black veil which hung
nearly to the ground, and whatever emotion
she may have experienced were sacred from
thesiglitof thoscwhogazeduponlier. Sheen
tored the state carriage and wai followed by
ner aaugiiier, aiouiij uiu ucio, m-i dwihiwij,
Mrs. Rockwell and Miss Kockwcll. Others of
tlin Presidential nartv wero President Arthur,
who leaned upon tho arm of Senator Jones,
of Nevada, Gen. Grant and Gen. Itcale, Gen.
Swalm and Mrs. Swaim, Col. Kockwcll, Col.
fVit-liln. lr. in ins nnd daughter. Dr. Itovnton,
lr. Agnew, lr. Hamilton, Attorney-General
MacVeagh, wife and two sons. Secretary and
Mrs. liuna, (secretary anu jura. i,iiieuiu su
son. Postmaster-General and Mrs. James, and
sncroturv Kirkwood. Thelirst three carriages
received the ladies of tho pai ty, who did not
accompany- the procession to me iapnoi.
After they had moved a short distance from
ihn entrance the eollln armnared. borne upon
tho shoulders of eight soldiers of the Second
mimm ,ueiuneu iroiu wm aitschui oiiiihcks.
On tho'right, in single file, and headed by
Adjutant-General Drum, were omce in me
N avy miner tne leau oi near Aumirni jiuuoi,
Ah the eonin won borne to the hearse the Ma-
rinn lliiml. stationed across the street, played
" Nearer, my God, to Thee," while every head
was noweu anu many eyes wero mimm-u
rrni strninH oi me sweeuv lauiiiiur iimuu, im
bush that had fallen upon the scene, and the
grief mirrored on thousands of faces marked
a picturo with shadings that years can not
efface from the memory of those who stood
about the bicrot the ueau rresiueni.
Alter tho eoflin had been placed in tho
bourse tho remainder of the party entered
their carriages and took place in the proces
sion. President Arthur s followed liinnedi
ntely after the hearso, and in it were I'resi
d nut. Arthur. Secretary Itlaine. Chlef-Justlci
Waite nnd Secretary Wlndom. The carriaso
containing Mrs. Garfield and daughter was
driven down ronnsyivaniti Avenue n rum
mill. a-Half Street, and thence to tho resi
dence Of Attorney-General MacVeagh, whose
guest she will be during her stay In the city.
AS soon as ine iasi oi me i-tohiuihuiih !" y
had entered carriages, tho signal was given
by bugle, and tlio military escort forme4 in
line, nnd the tnoiirnlul procession started on
its way to the Capitol in tho following order:
Platoon of mounted police.
Gen. Avers nnd mounted staff.
Washington Light Infantry and band.
I'nlon Veteran Corps.
Washington Light Guard.
Capital Citv Guards.
United States marine hand and drum corps,
T)etcbment United States marines.
Four companies heavy artillery and one light
Washington and Columbia Commanderies
Then followed the hearse, flanked on either
side by a single lino of Army and Navy offi
cers, ntnong them being Gen. Sherman and
Generals Drum, Meigs, Jsackctt, Poo, Dodge.
McKcever, Ituggles, Brrck, Col. llarr and
about fifty others, and Rear Admiral Nichols,
H'ommoilores Knglish and Sickard, Pay Di
rector Tookcr, Capt. DcKraft and Cant. C. H.
Wells. Commanders How ell, Manly, llowison,
J-aw, Lieutenants Schraeder, Ilclden, Wain
wH,rht. Rartttt. Stockton and Sebreo, and
about llftv others of the Navy. After the
bears and (he carriage of President Arthur,
with mounted policemen on cither side,
followed half a dozen othor carriages, with
members of the Cabinet and others w ho had
accompanied the remains from Klberon. A
platoon of mounted police brought up the
rear. WltU muffled drums and solemn funeral
dirge tho procession moved slowly up tho
avenue. A denso mam lined the sidewalks all
tho way from Sixth Street to the east front of
no capitoi, anil along this portion of the route
he crowd was apmircntlv as great as iioou
the occasion of the President's liiiiinriiinl oro-
cessfon. As tho procession moved un tlio
avenue scarcely a sound was heard, savo that
fram the feet of moving men and horses.
Hats were removed and heads bowed as bv a
common impulse of deep and onteigned grief
no tun j w:i-soiuii imivuii luwnm lliu i npuui,
Hero at the east front a vast assemblage
hud congregnted to view tlio funeral cortege.
At the foot of the stons there was a double tile
of Senators and Iteprcsentatives, headed by
their respective otllcvrs, waiting in respectful
silence to escort tho remains into tho rotunda.
At precisely 6:10 tho head of tho procusston,
moving around tho south side, arrived at the
east front of the Capitol, the anus of the mili
tary being reversed and bands playing tho
dead march. An order whs then given to carry
nnns, ami ine troops rauie loiront laee, wmio
to the mutlled beat of drums the hearse iiuH
its attendant train of carriages drew slowly
up in front of the escort.
AT thk cai-itol.
A hush enme over the multitude, and heads
were reverently uncovered. As the eollln was
carefully lifted from the hearse, officers of tho
anny and navy deployed In parallel Hues on
either side ot the hearse, and the Marine Rand
played again with much sentiment, "Nenrer,
Sly God, to Thoe," na with solemn tread the
remains of President Garfield wero borne into
the rotunda and placed upon tho catafalque.
senators anu itepreaentativcs preceding and
ranging themselves on each sldn of the dais.
lose behind the cortln w alked President Ar
thur and Secretary Hlttine, who were followed
by Chief Justice aite and Secretary Windoin,
en. i.rani anil necreuiry mint, secretory
incoln and Attorney-General MacVeagh.
Secretary Kirkwood and Postmaster-General
nines, t in. tioi'Eweii anu lien. Bwuitil, anil
oi. Corbett and Pnvato Secretary llrown.
At 6:25 the lid of the eollln was opened and
the face of tne late President was exposed.
Noiselessly President Arthur nnd Secretary
ltlnino approached and gazed upon the fsco
of the dead and then slowly and sadly passed
out of the hall. A line was formed by Ser-
geant at-Arms Hrlght and ono bv ono thoso
present advanced and glanced at thoeinacl-
aiea anu aiscoiorou nice. The public at largo
was then admitted and hundreds of oersons
testified by thoir reverential conduct and
mournful countenances tint sorrow which
they experienced in looking upon thefcatures
of their murdered President.
Remain Lying in Stat.
Washington-, Sept. 23.
Tho remains of President Garfield have, to
this hour (10 a. m.) been viewed by over 25,000
persons. During the enlire night a steady
stream of humanity poured through the Capi
tol building to tuke a last look. F'rom .1,000 to
8,000 people are now in two lines from the east
to the front of the Capitol, for a long distance
up Fast Capitol street, and are passing
through the east door of the rotunda, on eith
er Blue oi tun remains, ana out through tho
west door Ht the late of about 4,000 per hour.
Kvery incoming train upon the several rail
roads is heavily freighted with those coming
to testify their piofoiind sorrow at the Na
tion's bereavement, l our verv elaborate and
exquisitely beautiful flower pieces, received
Irom the vt lute House, Havo been placed at
the head ot the bier. Other Moral tributes
lave also been received and placed about tho
THK QUEEN'S TRIBUTE.
Oucen Victoria cabled this morning to tho
llritish Minister to have a floral tribute pre-
Hired ami presented in ner name, it mis
ust been received at the Capitol, and placed
at the head of the bier ol the President. It is
very large, and is an cxmiisito specimen of
the florist's art, composed of white roses,
yueen Victonil to tne moinory oi um no-o
resident, linrdelcl. an expression of her sor
row and sympathy with Mrs. Garfield and the
TUB COFFIN CLOSKP.
During this afternoon there were signs thnt
tho body of President Garllelil had com
menced to decompose, and it being under
stood In such an event it was tlio wisli of Mrs.
Garfield tho features of her lnu-band should
be free from public gaze, tho lid ot the coinii
was closed by order ol Secretary lllaine at
about tt : 30 this evening. The funeral services
will tuke placo to-morrow at 3 p. in. in tho
rotunda, where the body will remain until
taken to the train, Kev. Mr. Powers, of tho
Christian Church, officiating. Tho Philhar
monic Society oi tills city, nnuer ine uirecuoii
of Prof. Gloetzner, will render tho following
Belcetions: Anthem, "To Thee, O Lord, I
yield mv spirit," ti-ointlic oratorio oi m. nun,
and thofiiniillar hymns, "Jesus, Lover of My
Soul" and "Asleep in Jesus, lllrssed Sleep."
At the conclusion of the services the remains
will be borne to the hearse and theneo to the
ltiiltimorn Potomac Uailt'oad Depot, where
the same tialn which brought them to this
city from Long Branch will convey them to
Clcveiana, o., ior nuai uuniu.
TUB OFFICIAL I'HIKIHAMME.
The following is tho official programme for
the order of tho procession which will escort
the remains from the Capitol to the depot:
Funeral escort in column ot march, under
CommandfT llrev. Mal.-Gen. it. m. Avers.
Battalion District Columbia Volunteers,
llattalion foot Artillery.
Ilntnni-v l.tidit Artillery.
Civic procession, under Command of Chief
jnarsnai joi. notion, imyu.
Clerirvmen in attendance.
rhysicians who uttemled tho late President.
Ullliru Ol llimui.
Guard of Honor.
fniw-ei-H of the Armv. Navvand MnrinoCorps
in the city, nnd not on duty with troops.form
ing tho escort in full dress, will form right in
front on either aide of tho henrse ; the Army
on tho right, and Navy and Marine Corps on
the lelt, ana compose a gtiaru oi minor.
Xliu iHiuiiy oi ino iiiui i rcsiuciii.
Helutives of the late President.
Ex-Presidents of the United States.
The Cabinet Ministers.
The Diplomatic Corps.
The Chief Justice and Associate Justices.
The Supreme Court of tho United States.
Krantiira nf tlin United States.
Members of the United States House of Hep-
Governors of States and Territories and Com
missioners ot tne District oi uoiuiiiuiu.
Judges of the court oi cinims.
Tho Judiciary of the District of Columbia and
Assistant Secretaries of tho State, Treasury
and Interior Departments.
Assistant Postmasters Genera), Solicitor Gen
eral and Assistant Attorneys General.
Citizens and Strangers.
Tho troops designated to form the escort
will assemble on the cast side of tlio Capitol,
and form a line fronting the eastern portico.
Precisely at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon,
tlio 2;ld i'nst., the procession will move. On
too conclusion of religious services nt tho
Capitol (appointed to commence at3 o'clock),
minute guns will bo llred at the Navy
Yard by the vessels of war which may be in
port, at Kort My er, and by a battery of artil
lery stationed near the Capitol for that pur
pose. At the snino hour tlio bells of the sev
eral churches, lire-engine houses and school
houses will bo tolled. Officers of the Army
and Navy selected to compose tho guard of
honor and accompany tho remains to thoir
final resting-place will assemble at 4 p. in. at
! llnltimore A I'ntoinne Itailroad Depot.
where tboy will receive tho bodv of tho late
President and deposit it in a car prepared for
llOIIKHl 1 . I..ISI in..-,
Secretary ol War.
Wm. A. Hi nt,
Secretary of the Navy.
President Board of Commissioners, District of
on arriving at the depot, the remains will
be placed on a car attached to tlio luncral
train. This car will be opened nt the side, ad
mitting a view of the eoflin an the train pass
es along. The other three car will be occu
pied by Mrs. Garllcld and members of tho
family and personal friends; tho President
and members of the Cabinet, physicians who
attended the President; ex-Presidents Grant
and Hayes, and the committee appointed by
the Senate and House. Another train will
Immediately follow th funeral train,
upon which will bo senators, Aiemncra
of Congres", Justices of the Supreme
Court and other distinguished persons who
have bced invited to attend the funeral. Sat
urday morning the train will bo met at the
Ohio Slate line by Gov. Foster and his staff.
Two train wilt take the funeral cortege to
Cleveland. The first will carry the corpse, the
family of the deceased, the Cabinet and their
families, and escort committees and pall
bearer. Another train will follow this, car
rving members and officers of Congress, ex
iSi'jiident Uratit and Hayea, cx-Spcakcr
Banks and ex-Cablnct Ministers.
THE SEW TKESIDEST.
Arthur Formally Takes the Oatli.
Washington, Sept. 2.'.
President Arthur took tho oath of ollleo in
tho Marble Room at tho Capitol in tho rcs
enco of the members of the Cabinet, tho Jus
tices of the Supremo Court, a few Senators
and members of tho House of Hcpresenta
Uvea (all who could bo notified this morning
to bo present), Gen. Sherman, Gon. Grant,
Rear Admiral Nichols, Hon. Hnnntbal Ham-
in, Gon. llealo nnd a few others. This step
was taken after a conference between tho
President, Secretary lllaine an 1 the Attorney
General. Very few persons knew tho ou'tli
was to bo administered until the ceremony
was over. The President and members ot Urn
Cabinet hnd assembled in tho Mnrblo Room
shortly before 12 o'clock. Chief-Justlco
Walto, In his full robes of ollleo, accompanied
by tho Assncinto Justices, proceeded irom
tho Supremo Court room to the Marble Room.
'tne floors were Immediately closed, anil
without any formality President Arthur
arose, and standing upon one side of tho cuu-
ter-tablo, Chief Justice Waite on the other,
took the oath of ollleo. The President's man
ner was calm and composed, and his re
sponse, " so help mo God," was in a firm
tone, without a tremor. Tho President then
rend from manuscript notes the following:
l'ltKSIPKNT ARTIILIt'S AIHIltBSS.
"For tho fourth time in the history of
this Republic its Chief Magistrate has
been removed by death. All hearts
nro filled with grief and horror nt
tho hideous crime which has darkened
our land, nnd tho memory of tho mur
dered President, his protracted sufferings, his)
unyielding lortltnde, tlin example, and
achievements ot his lilo and the pathos of his
death will forever illumine the pages of histo
ry. For the fourth time the officer olectod by
the people and ordained by the Constit ution
to fill a vacancy so created is called to assume
the executive chair. The wisdom of our fathers
foreseeing even the most dire possibilities,
made sure that the Government should never
be imperiled because of tho uncertainty of
human life. Men may die, hut thn fabric of
ourfreo institutions remains unshaken. No
higher or more assuring proof could exit t. of
the strength nnd permanency of a popular
government than tho fact thnt, though tho
chosen of the people be struck down, his con
stitutional successor is peacfully installed
without a shock or strain, except tho sorrow
which mourns the bereavement. All the no
bio aspirations of my lamented predecessor
which found expression in bis lilo, tho meas
ures devised and suggested during his brief
administration to correct abuse and enforco
economy, to advance tho prosporty and pro
mote the general welfare, to insure douiestio
security and maintain friendly nnd
honorable relations with tlio
nations of the earth, will bo garnered in tho
hearts of the people, nnd It will be my earn
est endeavor to profit and to seo that tlio Mil
lion Bhall profit by his example and expe
rience. Prosperity blesses our country. Our
fiscal policy is fixed by law, Is well grounded
and generally approved. No threatening is
sue mars our foreign intercourse, and the wis
dom, integrity nnd thrift of our people may
bo trusted to continue undisturbed. Tho
present assures a career of ponce, tranquillity
and welfare. Tho gloom nnd anxiety which
have enshrouded the country must mako re
pose especially welcomo now. No demand
for speedy legislation has been hoard; no ad
equate occasion is apparent for an unusual
session of Congress. Tlie Constitution defines
the functions and powers of tho Kxeeutive as
clearly as those of either ol the other depart
ments nt government, and no must answerior
tho just exercise of the tli.-cretlon It penults
and tho performance of tlie duties It imposes.
Summoned to these high duties and responst
bilitiesnnd profoundly cons uousof their mag
nitude and gravity, I assume tho trust Im
posed bv the Constitution, reiving for aid on
the divine guidance and the virtue, patriot-
ill. A,.... a V. 1. . . 1
After tho reading of tho ndilrcss by tho
President, Secret arv lllaino stepped forward
nnd grasped tho President's hniul, After him
the othor members of the Cabinet and all
present shook hands with tho President. Fx
President Haves arrived nt the Capitol soon
niter tlin ceremony of taking the oath wus
concluded, and in company with Gen. Grant
shortly alterwaru icit too uiipuoi.
A meeting of tho Cabinet was held Immedi
ately alter the ceremony of administering tho
onth was concluded, and continued until 1 :
PROCLAMATION nV TUB I'ltKSIPENT.
Tho following proclamation bus Just been
issued by President Arthur:
llyth Prtndentofthe Utiited Statu of America
WiiEtiEAs. In ills inserutablo wisdom it has
J noosed God to remove from us tho Illustrious
lead of the Nation, James A. Garfield, lato
President of the United States; and whereas.
It Is fitting that tho deep grief which fills all
i,...i,-ta oimnld manifest itself with one accord
"toward the throne of infinite grace, and that
we should bow betore tno Almighty aim sock
from Him that consolation in our nllllctloii
and that sanctifleation of our loss which Ho
is able and willing to vouchsafe: Now.
therefore, in obedience to a sacred duty and
in accordance with the desire of the poop, j,
I, Chester A. Arthur. President of tho
United Stutes of Ainorion, do hereby ap
point Monday next, the 2(11 h day of September,
on which dav tho remains of our honored nnd
beloved den'd will be consigned to their last,
resting place on earth, to be observed
throughout tho United States as a day of
humiliation and mourning, and I earnestly
recommend all peonlo to assemble on that
dav in their respective places of dlvino wor
ship, there to render alike their Iributo of
sorrowful submission to tlio will of the Al
mighty God, and to lvverenco and lovo
tho memory and character of our Into
Chief Magistrate. In witness whereof I have
hereunto sot my nanu unu '"""i
of tho I'nited States to bo affixed. Done at
the City of Washington, the 22d day of Sep
tember, in tho year ot our Lord, lssl.aud of
the Independence of tho United States tho
one hundred und sixth.
Signed ClIBSTER A. AuTHUll.
By the President.
J as. G. Blaine, Scc'y of State.
The Freslilcnt and the Cabinet.
Washington, Sopt. 22.
The Cabinet to-day, through Secretary
Blaine, tendered their resignations to Presi
dent Arthur at the Cabinet meeting at tlie
Capitol after the President was sworn in. Tho
act was aecompmuuu uy an uiiim-.,. ... .....
warmest sentiments of personal regard, and
tho Proaldont wna given to understand
u. ....... -k-". oi,i....
only to roliove him of all embarrassment
without rt'gard to past political events. Tlio
President, without formality, said that ho did
not desire to accept thetendereil resignation
nnd would esteem it a personal favor if tliev
would continue in tho discharge of
their duties. The condition of pub
lic business and sensitiveness of the
public mind, in view of the present great
national bereavement, warranted hun In ask
ing this Indulgence at their hands. Secretary
lllaine assured tho President that he could
depend upon them to use their best efforts to
trannuiliae the country and to aid him in tho
performance of his duties in the present try
ing ciren instances.
In decliningto accept the resignations of the
Cabinet, President Arthur did not commit
himself to anything definite. Ho remarked
that under the present distressing circum
stances ho could not bo expected to glvo bis
attention to national affairs, except such as
demand consideration, and, therefore, bad
given no thought to selecting his advis
ers His request was that tho presentCnbinet
continue in tlie discharge of their duties,
i. .,...., i, nm.HiInn of resignation until such
time as he can determine what is best for him
"it may safely ho said that before tho close
of lU'Xt'week a proclamation will bo Issued bv
the President calling the Senate in exocutivo
session. The timo fixed will bo not later than
the IHth of October. It Is understood i that tho
President was averse to the culling of the boh
ion. but has yielded to weight of Senatorial
opinion, which has been freely expressed
during yesterday and to-day.
Dr. Bliss stated the autopsy had been a
very tedious one, and that the timo occupied
in searching for the ball alone wai nearly
three-fourth of an hour. The Doctor stated
further tho point of the bnll.was in a some
what blunt or battered condition, caused by
the force with which it atruek the rib, while
in other respects its 4rlglnal 3hape was not
altered. Dr. Bliss took charge of the bullet
and lealed it for preservation until tho
court should require Its produtien.
The manager of the Equitable Jmmrani
Company of New Yorlr tayi President Usr
field had $23,000 life injuian.ee,
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