Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 29, 1881, Image 1
SHUGEBT A FOKSTER, Kditoi-s. VOL. 3. Slit (Centre gmotrat. Term* 51.50 per Annum, in Advanne. s. T. SHUGERT tnd R. H. FORBTER, Editor.. Thnrsday Morning, September 29, 1881. Democratic County Ticket. ASSOCIATE JIDOES, JOHN O. LARIMER, offspring, JOHN K. KUNKKL, of Potter. raOTHOJfOTAHT, J. CALVIN HARPER, of Bollefonte. SHERIFF, THOMAS J. DUNKEL, of Rush. REGISTER, JAMES A. MeCLAIN, of Boggs. RECORDER, FRANK E. BIBLE, of Spring. TREASURER, DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, A. J. GREIST, of Unionvllle, JOHN WOLF, of Mile. COUNTY AUDITORS, JOHN S. PROUDFOOT, of Milesburg, F. P. MUSSER, of Millheim. Laid to Beat. The body of General Garfield was removed from Elberon, N. J. to the nation's Capital on Wednesday the'2lst inst., where it lay in state in the rotun da of the Capitol until last Friday, when it was taken to Clevelaud for in terment. A distinguished company accompanied the honored remains of the dead Chief Magistrate. Generals Sherman, Hancock, Sheridan, and other Army and Navy officers consti tuted the guard of honor, while the foremost members of both the Senate and House, with Chief Justice Waite and members of the Supreme Court re presented the legislative and judicial branches of the government. All along the route vast crowds of people assembled and with uncovered heads and reverent saw all that was mortal of theirJJfesident sweep on to the hanks of Like Erie where the final act in the dark tragedy of July the 2d was to close. Beautiful flowers were strewn on the railway track, while the noble wife and sorrowing family, with bowed heads and heavy hearts looked out upon the sympathy that was writ ten on every face. Arrived at Cleve land, the body was conveyed to a mag nificent catafalque : n monumental park and remained there until 11 o'clock on Monday, when followed by an immense multitude, it was deposited in the re ceiving vault of Lakeview Cemetery. The pageant was grand and imposing. The military ; the large representation of the Masonic fraternity; the partic ipation of numerous civic societies, made the procession which followed the dead President one long to be remembered. With appropriate cere monies the victim of the assassin was laid to rest. Beneath his feet roll the restless waters of lake Erie. Around and about him are all the variegated beauties of nature. Within sight are his birthplace and the scenes of his early struggles and triumphs. Below bin* lays the beautiful city of Cleve land, and above aod beyond all he is panoplied ; n the love and veneration of the jiviiized world. We tarn from the grave of James A. Garfi eld with emotions that cannot be analyzed. As individuals we must confront new du ties, encounter new trials and be en cumbered with new responsibilities. But through all the memory of James A. Garfield will be cherished aa one who died in the conscientious d ischarge of a great trust. in pace. PRESIDENT ARTHUR has called an extra session of (he Henatc for the 10th of October, the necessity for which was created by Arthur himself, as Vice President. At the close of the session of the Senate, it has been the uniform custom of the Vice President to retire aod give the Senate an oppor tunity to elect a President pro tempore. ' W This the Vice Presideot failed to do, ft* the reason that the Democrats | Were in the majority after the with- BMh drawal of the New York Senators, and would probably elect a Democrat of fail- "EqUAL AM) EXACT JUSTICE TO ALI, MKN, OF WHATEVER STATE OB PKHMUAftION, RELIGIOUS OK FOLITK:AI."—JHTsrson. sufficient reason for a stalwart politi cian like Arthur, but the omission Pi follow the precedents of his prede cessors in the act of duty and decency, was not creditable to the Vice Presi dent of the United States. The delay however has not improved the condi tion of the Republicans. The Demo crats are still in the majority, aud will be so at their meeting in obedience to his proclamation on the 10th proximo. THERE seems to be an impression prevailing with some of the Washing ton corrcsjHindents, as well as some lawyers, that Guiteau, the assassin, cannot be convicted by the courts ami executed in the District of Columbia, because the death of the victim took place in New .Jersey where he was ta ken as a last effort Pi save his life. This is making a farce of the law, and is unwarranted. There is no dauger of the assassin escaping conviction by the Courts of the District, or execu tion after conviction. If such a thing were possible, he could not cross the the portals of the court, until the avenger had him beyond rescue. The only fear is that the mob may get him before the courts can seal his doom, and this would lie a consummation greatly to be deplored. SENATOR BAYARD believes that Congress will not permit the prosecu tion of the Star-route thieves to lie abandoned. Perhaps they may not, hut Dorsey & Co., the head thieves, have powerful protection in the Presi dent, and any effort to deal with these robber stalwart partisan* by Congress must have a good deal more force than ha* heretofore been applied, if suc cessful. The case of Sev-U"d, the Ce lestial thief, who successful.')* resisted the power of Congress, is in point. HON. HENRY W. WILLIAMS, of Tioga, has received the unanimous nomination of the Republican party of the Tenth Judicial District, for re election. Judge Williams has fre quently presided in the special courts of this county very acceptably, and is esteemed among the very best Common Pleas Judges in the State. It is be lieved that no party nomination will he made against him. '• ♦ ' THE claim hoastingly advanced that Gen. Baily, the Republican ring can didate for Statp Treasurer, possesses a great home popularity, reminds the Pittsburg Port of the fact that he was beaten 1600 in his own county of Fay ette for Congress, in 1878, running be hind his ticket ADDITIONAL LOCALS. —A great deal of interest is being mani fested in the trots which will come off at the fair nest week. Parties owning fast horse* are practicing them daily on the race course. Several fine horsee will be here from a distance to trot for special purses, and the best trotting ever witnessed in this county it anticipated. —Doll A Mingle have a magnificent stock of boots and shoes, especially adapt ed to the fall trade, which they are offering to their customers at remarkably low price*. Call at their store in the Hrocker heff House block and examine for your selves. Lewin, at the Philadelphia Branch, has been receiving a largo and elegant as sortment of new clothing for the fall tale*. Persons in town next week attending the fair should take time to call at the Phila delphia Brencb. They will be astonished at the bargains offered Mr. Lewin. —Wm. C. Heinle, Esq., District Attor ney of Centre county, one of the rising lawyers of the Bellefonte Bar, was mar ried on the 20th of this month to Mis* Rotie A. Woods, of Hpring township, at the residence of her sister, in Jersey City, N. J., the Rev. Dr. Wiso, of Grace church, performing the ceremony. The happy couple returned to Bellofonte last week apd e.ra quietly domiciled at the Brockerboff House, where they are receiv ing the congratulations of their numerous acquaintance*. We wish our two young friends a happy and prosperous journey through life. —On Tuoaday morning at 6 o'clock our young friend P. J. McDonnell, of Union ▼ Hie, bid adieu to the freedom of bachelor hood and joined the grand army of Bene dlbtt. Mr. McDonnell waa married to Mlm Mary A. I/oughory, a daughter of our e teemed fellow-ciUaeo, P. Lougbery, of Mileaburg, at St. John'* Catholic church, Bellefonle, Ker. Father McArdle officiating, and immediately left for New York on an extended wedding tour, which will comprUe all the important place* of internet in the Rett. Mr. McDonnell ia ne of the moat trusted of tbe employee of the B. K, V. K. R. Company, and haa worked hi* wal. to a reeponeible poaltlon by indefatigable energy and a conecientloua performance of hi* dutie*. ll* ia an up right, honorable gentleman and we extend our congratulation* to him and hie beauti ful young bride and wlah them every joy poeeibfy be crowded Into their BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, IHHI. The Late President Garfield. Memorial Services at Hcllefontc. Monday last was a day that will long be remembered by the people of Belle fonte. In commemoration of the death of James A. Garfield, lute President of the United States, and in accordance wilh the proclamations of President Arthur. Governor Hoyt and Chief Bur gees Powers, the day was appropriately and solemnly observed by all the citi zens of our town. Business was entirely suspended and our streets wore the quiet air of a Sabbath day. The em blems of mourning were everywhere to be seen and betokened the sincere and heartfelt grief which filled every heart for the untimely and sorrowful death of the president. There were crowds upon the streets, but there was not even that joyous freedom which characterizes the relaxation of the Sabbath in their <le' tncanor. Every one appeared to fully appreciate the dire calamity which had befallen the nation when the assassin's bullet bad done its fatal wurk. There was a grateful absence of holiday-mak ing upon the part of the large number of people who had gathered in town. The multitude was actuated by but a ■ single pur|>ose, and that to show what a fragrant memory James A.Garfield had bequeathed to his country. It is a rich legacy and one that will always be cherished. There were religious services in the churches in the mornir.g. A union meeting was held in the M. E. church, where an able and eloquent sermon, very approptiate to the occa sion, was delivered by Rev. J. I. Belong, pastor of the Reformed congregation. Servicea were alio held in the Lutheran church, Rev. Samuel E. Furat, pastor of the congregation, preaching an inter esting and impressive sermon in com memoration of the sail event that brought hit hearers together. At the Catholic church there was an impressive service. In addition to the usual morn ing mass. Rev. Father McArdle offered a special prayer for the repose of the dead President's soul. Rut the greatest interest was manifested in the memorial meeting in the Court House at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Court lloqse, bell was solemnly tolled from half-past 1 until 2, and by that time the C-ourt House was literally packed with a seething and perspiring mass of men and women. Standing room, as the hour for calling the meeting to order approached, was out of the question. The heat was intense, but the vast au dience which filled every space in the Court room was orderly, quiet and dec orous. Although under ordinary cir cumstances the sentiments of the speaker* would have elicited unbound ed applause, the solemnity of the occa sion had so impressed the people that there was no demonstration of any kind with the single exception of the close of Governor Curtin's eloquent address. His peroration was so brilliant and effectire that for a single moment the audience waa betrayed into unmistaka ble signs of approbation. In the en fotced absence of Judge John 11. Orvis, E. C. Humes, Esq., wss called to the chair. Mr. Humes, on assuming his duties, spoke as follow* : (UuetiM and Friend*, Ixtdiet and Gentle men:—A* • have wemblwl this after noon in pursuance of, and in obedience to the several proclamations of the President of the United States, the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Chief Burgess of this Borough, to give expression to our views and feelings with reference to the sad and melan choly death of Jatnea A. Garfield, late President of the United States, who, on the second day of July last, was ruth lessly stricken down by the hand of an assassin, which stroke, though averted by many earnest prayers for a time, during which the national heart was alternating between hope and fear, bae finally terminated in death. The occasion is truly a sad and sol emn one, and peculiarly so in view of the fact that this whole nation is at this hour engaged in similar servtoes. it is eminently projier and becoming that we, as citixena of a republic so highly favored, should in this formal manner come together, and while we drop the tear af sympathy over the open grave of our beloved President, give utterance to the sentiments We entertain with ref erence to this sorrowful event. Never in our history has any occur rence so atirred with horror the heart-* of the people of this country, and in deed I might add of the whole civilised world, as has this vile assassination and lamented death. Another illustrious name is now in scribed on the roll of the martyrs of the republic,and it Is our privilege as It is our duly to bow with submission to litis dispensation of Divine Providence, jr - assured that God, who is supreme, reigns and doeth all things wisely and well. The theme is full of interest, and is calculated to arousn the most tender emotions of our nature, hut I am re minded that a number of distinguished gentlemen are present, who have been specially invited by the committee hav ing the exercises in charge, to address the assemblage, and therefore I forbear to make more extended remark". At the conclusion of Mr. Humes' brief address the beautiful anthem "Cast Thy llurden on the I/trd," was rendered in a most effective manner by a choir con sisting of the Misses Metiinley. Miss Bradley, Miss Krapeand Messrs. Blanch ard, Gray, Musser and Hughes, with Mrs. John <. Love as organist. An im pressive prayer was then offered by Rev. Win. Laurie at the conclusion of which the choir and the entire audience unit ed in singing the hymn, " Before Jeho vah's Awful Throne." The President then introduced Gen. James A. Beaver, who delivered the opening address. Gen. Beaver spoke as follows: Srighbort and Friendl: We gstl #r here to-day under circt- -lit .Decs ol unw-ntixi solemnity. Circum* mcc* which excite our profoundest feelings of reverence and sympathy—reverence tor the G>l of all the earth, and sympathy for the bereaved. The battle is over. It te bravely fought and nobly sustained There were involv>-d in the light the life of a single man, the earnest affections of our nature, and the hope* of a nation. There were gathered for the content on the one side anarchy and the desire to destroy—the demon of dis cord and damnable bate—disappointed am bition and a frenzied determination to avenge an imaginary wrong. <ln the other the bravery, the calm dignity, the heroic fortitude of a rhara tcr unique in its grandeur, in its simplicity, in it* purity, in its hopefulness and its submissiven<-*s. Sustaining it, were the sublime devotion of a noble wife, the unbounded faith of an almos'. sainl'-d mother, and the tender ed and man'iest friendships of which we have any record. Supporting it were the abundant resources of advanced science and the delicate ministrations of consum mate professional skill, lis ministers were the subtle agencies which in these later days annihilate time and space and iu reserves were the prayers of a nation, avs, of universal humanity, which laid hold of the arm of the Almighty and seemed as if by their persistency and po*er they would force the Omnipotent to the rescue. That life has gona out, the tender ties of affec tion have been sundered and the h'qics of the nation have lecn darkened if they are not dead. And now n wo gather to-day in thi# *olem memorial service by which we es say to express our feelings which are un utterable ; ■ we in imagination stand i>y tho side of tb* dead body of our martyr horo which ha not jot le-en consigned to : the grave, lhall wo say, can wo rav, dare wo ray that tho battle bar boon loitl Are wo to conclude that bocauro tbir lifo bar gone out or baa boon shortened by a fow yoarr of ita duration, that diacord and hate and disappointed ambition aro victorious and that tho noble and the true and tin pure and the groat and the good hav gone down in tbc light and have suffered igno ble defeat ? Surely thir wore a abort righted conclurion even ar wo look at it now rt-mding ar wo do under the dark rhadow of tho overwhelming rorrow which envelope* the land and the oivilir.ed world. And if even now and hero with concen trated gaao and wrapt virion, wo <-*n roc the golden glimmer of the eternal day be hind the rable cloud. What will it be when we rland with the imiuortalr and teeing eye to eye, and knowing ar we are known we can behold the end from the beginning. I do not propose to-day in the brie! space allotted to thir opening address to enter upon even an epitome of the life or an analyair of tho character of the nation'a dead The early trialr, the later rtrugglea, the subsequent tuccerrer and the crowning achievement of (rcneral Garfield's life are a* familiar to you ar tbey are to me, and the nobility and purity and elevation of hia character ar# imprerred upon all hearta and acknowledged by all who know aught of blm I would rather return to the queation which baa occupied my thought* and tried my faith and fascinated my imagination. /• tht batiU Inff We are apt to look at thi* queation only from the standpoint of the here and the now I So viewing It we conclude that rcience ha* been bafiled, that medical rkill bar been unavailing, thai womanly devotion ha* been unrequited, that manly friendrhipa have been ruthlo**ly rundered and that faith and prayer have heen waned if not utterly ditcrrdlted a* the current colt' of Heaven. But tuch a view i* narrow and contracted. Let u* lift our eye* a little, j and nntwlthrlanding the limitation* of our j finite mind*, *ee whether we are not met by ( a broader view and a more extended viion. The limitation* of the hour will allow me to peak of but two or three point* and that very briefly. Fir*t a word a* to the per •onal stalu* of our dead Chief Magistrate. We *ll believe in the immortality of the •out—in a final accountability and a reur raction of the jott We believe, mot of j u* no doubt, in the transfer of the iinmor- • lal part to another state or condition tm- . mediately a.ter death. Asking you to I admit no more than this: here li s min who after a consistent life, in which hi* example ha* been "seen and read of all man," comet face to face with dea .1— thtre i i* no Excitement in the surroundings—no weeping friend* aro to be re-n**urred by hi* declaration*—it I* no time for cant and : nothing I* aid for effect upon the by- J slanders. Tho skillful surgeon I* at hi* ! post and ha* made bis examination. Th j Inauiry cornea from the wounded man, j "What are the propect, Doctor T tell ma frankly. lam ready for the worst." Tha j painful reply |* made: "Mr. President, j your condition i extremely critic tl, Ido j not think ymi can live many bou.#." Then j come* the declaration of resignation, of j submission to the will of the Almighty, of j raadiaspM for tha change. "Ood's frill bet i done, doctor ! I'm ready to go, if my i lima hait come." Nurrly if our belief i j worth anything, this man haa exchange' l j lli- anxieties, the perplexities, the disap ; pointmenU of earth lor lite "joy that i* unspeakable and full of glory." I dare not speak my thonghu a* to the family which in the centre of ay mpa thy i ai.d of tender eommUeration in tliia sad be i reavenient. It were sacrilege to lift toe , veil which abuU them in around their desolate hearthstone, and yet the mgge*. lion may not he entirely out of place or foreign to my subject—that aw i--, a ten der, a loving, a judicium mother has la-en released from a life which was evidently irksome to her, and is shut UJI to the care and training and education of her children. The man whose untimely death we mourn w* no less a man and no less successful in his life because his mother was a widow and bad his exclusive training. We dare not pursue this sul je -l further. Let me say a word, however, as to the fame of the late President; of the place which he will occupy in history. Divest ing ourselves as much as is possible ol the feelings of personal bereavement and of disappointed hope which spring unhidden from this sad Providence, can we not dis cern in the very manner of hit death, in the surroundings of hit sick bed, and in the intense sympathy which has flowed toward him fro n ail quarters of the world in his eleven weeks ot suffering, elements which tend to place the memory of Gar fl"ld in the heart of the present generation alongside that ol Washington arid Lin coln, and which will make him live in history more prominently than any wis doin in administration and any success which he could have attained in carrying out to flnal fruition tho reforms of which his plans and purposes gave promise. The martyrs are tho revered of the earth, and henceforth the name of Garfield it indelibly inscribed ufem the long roll of heroes in this land and in all lands who have sh'-d their blood in the cause at humanity, and is indissoluble linked to that lengthening chain which binds all hearts in a willing captivity to the memory of the dead who by their lives or by their deaths have added to the brilliancy and the lustre of that undying fame which is the common inheritance of us all. A gentleman who hat just ret' rned from a visit abroad told me y-slerday that be wss very much surprised as weli as impressed during hit visit in London upon being ap proached uje>n one of its streets by a little six-year old boy who, recognizing him a an American, inquired in anxious tones and with resjteciful ttiein, "llow is Mr. Garfield to-day ? ' This is fame—hrqader than our land and deeper than the sea. Garfield 'I place in history is assured. A God makes the "wrath of man to praise Him," so the felonious intent of a cowardly assassin, which was designed to result in quenching a life, has made that life unquenchable. While men admire that which is brave and true—white hearts beat in unison with that which is high and holy—while manly devotion and untarnished honor are the current coin of nobility, so long will the memory of our honored dead be held in affectionate esteem 1 think we are ready to say it is well with the dead. And now what of the living—what of the (f ftdftornl— what of our country— ' what of llil* rqvriads of h"tN- of the mil lions with which our *o.-afld experiment in government is freighted ? Let us iook st this a little as our concluding thought, s Vi' cannot lift the veil from the future ; i we cannot tell what the administration which is to succeed that of our late I'resi dent is to be. We can, however, and we ought to give our present executive head credit for patriotic impulse* and for a disposition to profit by tne sad and solemn experience* of the past three months. That man would be strangely dead to all feeling and to every good '.a,pulse, who could fail to profit by these impressive lessons. Hut it U not our business to prophesy. We can afford U> wait and judge the tree by its fruits. Looking at the attainment of present visible results, can we not already discern some signs of the times which tend to answer our inquiry, "Is the battle lost?" Among many of these signs which present themselves and which will be suggested to every thoughtful mind we will mention but two as Illustrative of what we mean. From the time of the inauguration of General Garfield as Presi dent of the United States, when his court ly and soldierly competitor for the highest place within the gift of our people set all men such a noble example by his attendance upon the accompanying ceremonies, where be was the object of attention and of flat tering comment second only to the Presi dent himself, all right thinking people of all political parties have been disposed to deal fairly by the administration of the affairs of tho government without mis representation and fault finding; so that sinee the days of Genersl Jackson's ad ministration it is doubtful if any chief magistrate has been received hy the peo ple—the whole people—with such an evi dent determination to judge of bis ad ministration by its legitimate fruits as attended the inauguration of our twen tieth President. It really seemed as if tho time had come when politics were to be conducted upon a higher plane and the privacy of the family and the personal sharacter of men were to be respected and preserved from vulgarity and low abuse. llul when the President was wounded, when the blow of the assassin was aimed at bis life, all hearts were fused in one, and it is safe to say that no event in the history of the nation has so unified public senti ment and called forth such universal sym pathy bo.h for the President himself and for his surviving and now bereaved family. This quetion is so forcibly presented in a well considered editorial that conserva tive and thoughtful paper the New York Journal of Oimierw, that I reproduce its comments and those of the Albany Arpma, irom which it quote*, a* well because of the nobility of their sc.diroent* a* of their beautiful diction and finished rhetoric : "This column of the Journal , on March 6, IMIt, contained tie following: 'Yesterday J sines A. Garfield ceased to be the representative of a polltteal party, and ascended to tha grandeur of President of the United States *We did not contribute toward his elec tion, yet we fee) that he will prove an ex i. ; 'A'trioH'. TEHXN: $1.50 JUT Aiihum, Atnan"? j cellent executive, and do credit not only to i hi* party hut the entire nation. 'ln thi* epirit and belief we stand ready and willing to sustain hirn in whatever he j may attempt to further the public (food and the national prosperity. 'We know that General Garfield ha experience and ability, and we believe it j hi* intention to preserve and promote the I welfare of the country, regardless of any : narrow parly line. 'And so we extend our best withe* to i I'retident Garfield. "In this faith we have rested since those j line* were written, with abiding confidence | in the honeat purposes of <i-n. Garfield. "And when the grievous news of hi* I wounding came ujem u* it fell with thrill* | ing force, bringing freshly to mind hi* I manly and lovable qualities. "There ha* been o much of sympathy : manifested throughout the world for the j President and hi* family and the Ameri can people in this trying hour, that we fear to attempt what other |>en* have handled so wisely. "The Albany Art/tu, (the representative Democratic paper in thi* State) expresses so aptly the view* we entertain on the painful subject that w? quote the greater portion of iu comment*: 'Party line* d'a->pear; party walls of division fall down ; the consciousness of ; manhood and American hood dominate* 1 the tbinki'g arid the word* of all, as our ! nation stand*, reverently uncovered, bv the bedside of its Ku'er, and pray* that the cup of death may not press his Hp*, and that hi* people may not have their annals shamed again hv the stain of a Presidential assassination. Differ a* men have done, and may do hereafter, on af fairs, on official* and on policies, a crime like this, which slackens the very pulse of a People, fuse* their heart* into unity, into love, into patriotism, and into a pray* er to Divine Power to save the President; to sustain the wife and children in their affliction; to guide the mind* of the sur goons and nurse* to right endeavor*, and to preserve, protect and defend the Union, whose authority itself ha* been wounded by the bullet* meant to slay him who im personate* iu power. 'How trivial and transient our conten tions seem in the rush or hush of an event like this! How much more i* country than party in the light of thi* dispensation 1 How inifHissihle it i* to remember estrange ment*. divisions and discussions, and how impossible not to remember the things for which he was a pride unto bi* countrymen, who made hiin their ruler ! He came up from poverty to power by diligence, pur pose and the steady training of a gifted intellect. ID went to school to hard work, and manual labor carried him through the institution* of iearning. He made bi* fspartan mother, fli to be a breeder of kings, hi* confidant and the partner of hit purpose to win fame. He married the wife of hi* youth, and the birth angel, and the death angel, have often equally sanc tified his botoe. He early became a leader of the people, among whom he lived, lie marched with the college lad* whom he taught, to the battle* for the Union, and and for eight*. *n years he was a cerebral force in the bail* of Congrats, until the sudden choice of the parlv he served nam ed him for President. Under the law* and by the people, he was in truth elected. And on this summer day, in a pause of duty, on hi* way to hi* a) ma ma/rr, he ia shot down. 'All that he bo* given of words to our eloquence, of bravery to our battle*, of dignity and power to our parliatneits, of gentleness to our social life, of thought and fact to our literature, and of mental incitement and example to our people, re vives to recollection, with hi* noble person, hi* hearty manner, and hia free western ways. All that ta of power and greatness in the Presidency revive* with thi* memory of him, as that of children to a father, a* be lie* on hi* bed of pain.'" And now that the President i* dead, not only are political animo*ltie* quenched hut there come to ua, from the South, the un mistakable and welcome evidence* of re stored fraternal regard—such a fusing of heart* a* I believe thi* nation ha* never known. Listen to a single quotation from the many which come to us from all part* of the South, taken from the Selma (Ala.) 7*oe "Sectional line* are obliterated— washed out in Garfield'* blood, and the red hand of the assassin ha* placed the last stone in the Union structure." Standing upon the summit of the Appa chian range, plainly in our sight to-day, there are many point* where the waters divide, flowing westward to the Father of Water* and then to the Gulf, and eastward I" the Atlantic. Ciliaen* of the Republic so stand we to-day. Back of u into the pan flow the water* of discord, of party hate, of sectional strife and the bitterness en gendered by our late unfortunate fraternal struggle; before ua, blessing the present and glorifying the future, are the placid wateia Of peace, of amity, of fraternal re gard and of a mutual understanding and agreement. The sad wounds inflicted by the exigencies of war are to be healed by a single wound made upon the body of a noble and a peaceful man who has'borne in hia body, it may be, the sins of the na tion. As we gaae into the placid waters which flow out from us into the future, does there come to us and to all who like us through the length and breadth of the land, mourn a common bereavement, a de termination to aid in this national pacifi cation T Are we filled with high and pa triotic resolves a* we stand by the dead and the grave which overlook* the lake which washes our own shorn* T Are we ready to take up the noble mission which uriimely death leave* unfalfllted ? If there come to u* such a determination and uch patriotic resolve* a* the leason of tbia bereavement, surely—surely, tkr ia mot lo*t. The choir next sang the beautiful hymn, M Nearer, My God to Thee." Ad dresses were made by Hon. 8. U, Yocum and J. L. Spangler, Esq. Mr. Yocum was Brat introduced and f Mid; Mr. PrmsJritl, Latiift Gntflemm : The friendly ana almost Intimate rela tWfurfad nm ttA /wgv.l . NO. :I.