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HE SLEETS IJSf
Imposing Funeral Ceremonies
Precede Interment of Mc
Kinley at Canton.
Out under the whispering oak trcoB
of Westlawn cemetery, In n vine-covered
vault, almost burled In n sloping
hillside, nil that is earthly of William
McKinley now rests. About the flower
strewn slopes a picket lino of boI
dlers stands silent In tho shadows.
Wholo Day (liven to lrlcf.
All day Thursday muffled drums
beat their requiems, brasses walled out
tho strains of marches of the dead,
great men of tho nation followed a
funeral car in grief and tears. Through
solid banks of bareheaded men and
weeping women and children, fringed
by n wall of soldiers, marching mil
itary and civilians passed with the
mourners of the distinguished drad.
First among those who followed the
dead during tho Journey from tho
homo to the tomb was tho man who is
now at tho head of tho government.
Mr. McKinley Ncnrs Collapse.
Mrs. McKinley was unnblo to attend
the funeral. While the laBt rites were
being said sho remained In a room of
the family home, dazed, not realizing
that death had come to her husband,
almost paralyzed mentally. During tho
morning, at her urgent request, sho
i sat nlono for a time beside tho cof
fin as it lay in tho south parlor of
tho house. No ono seeks to lift the
veil that Is drawn over this scene
about tho bler of tho last earthly
sleep. The casket was not opened.
But she was near tho ono who ever
had cared for and protected her; near
tho dead for whom grief has burned
into the soul of a country tho lessons
of manliness and beneficence taught by
Final Ceremonies Impressive.
Tho la6t ceremonies for the late
president wcro marked with a dignity
that struck dumbnes3 to tho tens of
thousands who watched tho funeral
column make tho Journey from the
home to tho cemetery. From tho
south parlor of tho frame houso which
had bo long been tho family home the
casket was borno to tho First Metho
dist church at Canton, with statesmen,
diplomats, great men of nation, rep
resentatives of tho world, gathered
with tho surrounding members of, tho
family. Ministers of five religious do-
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FUNERAL TRAIN EN ROUTE FROM WASHINGTON
SCENE AT A WAY STATION.
nominations said tho simple services.
Great Throng Jolus In Hymn.
Troops banked the streets about, but
tho thousands who had gathered near
and stood in places for flvo hours held
inelr ground, catching up tho broken
strains of "Nearer, My God, to Thee."
The sllcnco of calm had come; tho si
lence of supremo excitement had pass
ed. "It was not at him," said tho min
ister of tho church, all but hidden
from sight by tho mountains of blooms
and floral pieces that bound in the pul
pit and choir loft, "that the fatal shot
was fired, but ut tlio heart of our gov
ernment." Then ho added: "In all
tho coming years men will seek, but
will seek In vain, to fathom the enor
mity and tho wickedness of that
New rreldnt In Tears.
These words brought homo with
crushing force tho warning that tho
last, scenes wcro being enacted. Among
those who sat with bowed heads was
President Roosevelt. Tho tears welled
into his eyes as he heard tho peti
tions that pod might guide his hands
aright. Then camo the last stage of
this Journey to tho city of the dead.
Members of tho United States senate,
those who sit In the house of repre
sentatives, officials and citizens from
practically every state In tho union,
soldiers, military organizations a col
umn of more than 6,000 men followed
the funeral car on this last Journey.
I'atti U Carpeted In Flo won.
The skies were hidden by clouds
of gray, but not a drop of rain fell.
The path of flagging leading to the
iron-gated vault was burled beneath
a covering of blooms. This carpel
of flowers came as an offering frun.
the school children of Nashville, itun.
But tho men of tho war days of forty
years ago, with whom the martyred
president had marched in his youth,
passed up this road before the funeral
car approached. They caught up the
flowers as they passed, pressing them
to their lips. Just ahead of tho hearse
marched thn handful of survivors of
the late president's own regiment.
They, too, gathered up the blooms as
they limped by.
ttloomi Taken na Mementos.
So It happened that when the men
of the army and of the navy carried
the black casket within tho shadow
of the vault tho llowcr carpet had dis
appeared, Its blooms, however, to lo
guarded for years as mementos of this
day of Borrow.
Just without tho cntranco to this
mausoleum stood thn new president of
the United States. Tho collln rested
on supports only n hand's reach from
him. Then tho members of tho cabi
net formed an open line with him. mid
mombers of tho family nil save the
lono woman who was In tho home
under tho close watch of br. Rlxcy
gathered near. "Earth to earth, ashes
to ashes, dust to dust," camo tho bene
diction from the lips of tho venerable
Bishop Joyce. .
Tho roar of tho cannon ccnoed from
the hilltop Just above. It camo as n
mighty "amen." Again tho whito
halred minister spoke. Again camo the
crashing roar of tho salute, its rover
beratlons beating on and on over the
hills about tho city.
"Taps" Hounded by Iluglur.
"Taps," tho saddest call tho bugle
language of tho army knows, came
from eight bugles. Tho last notes were
held until the breath of tho wind
seemed to rob them of llfo. Away
down tho broad street, two miles away,
tho marching columns wero 3ttll com
ing. Tho music of tho bands, muted,
it seemed, by somo glnnt hand camu
floating to tho group about tho vault
"Nearer, My God, to Thee, Nearer to
Thee." Once again came tho crash
from the guns above. "
Door It Clotod Upon Martyr.
Then the casket was carried within
tho vault. Five infantrymen marched
behind It. A moment passed ur.-J the
outer doors wcro closed. Tho last cer
emony was over; the third martyred
president of tho United States had
been committed to God and eternity.
Slowly the marching column treaded
about the crescent road to the left of
tho temporary tomb. Then darkness
throw Its veil over all, tha silent
gunrds took their stations, tho cem
etery gate.! were closed.
Never Mourning Mora Hlnccre.
That is tho bare outline of ono. of
tho most imposing and impreBslvo fu
nerals ever seen in tho United States.
To All in all its details would talc
pages, while to convey nn adeqnete
idea of tho feature of it all which was
most conspicuous the depth and sl
lenco of the grief displayed is beyond
words. In that respect it was tho
ecencs of Wednesday enacted over
nguin with Increased intensity. All
along through tho great black luno of
people that ttretched from the Mc
Kinley homo to tho cemetery quite
two miles wero men and women
weeping as though their dearesx friend
was beln,r homo to the grave.
Kvery Eye Dim With Tenrs.
About the tomb itself the outburst
of grief was still more striking. As
tho casket was borne into tho vault
there was not n member of the cabinet
who was not visibly affected, whllo
several wero in tears, with their
handkerchiefs to their eyes. Secre
tary Root, although controlling him
self to some degree of outward calm,
was deeply moved, whllo President
Roosevelt repeatedly pressed his hand
kerchief to his eyes.
Great 1'lcturo of Desolation.
Among tho bystnnders many scarce
ly made an effort to conceal their emo
tion. It was a scene under the cheer
less gray skies and in tho bhuk wind,
as cold as a November day, that oven
the radiant glory of all tho great
mass of flowers could not relieve tho
picture of all of sorrow and desola
tion that death leaves in its wake. As
the ono on whom this terrlblo blow
falls hardest was not thoro this ag
ony was spared her.
Will Sleep In lied of Granite.
Here in this vine-covered vault the
remains of President McKinley will lie
until they are burled in granite. There
remain now only the plans for a mon
ument to his memory. Already these
are under way. Thursday morning
Speaker Henderson of the house of
representatives, accompanied by Con
gressman S. E. Payne of Now York,
and Congressman Dalzell of Pennsyl
vania, wero driven to Westlawn cem
etery and viewed the location of the
McKinley plot ,
Congress to llulld m Monument.
The newer part of tho cemetery was
also visited, and although the state
ment is not definitely made, it is sug
gested that the coming session of con
gress will probably appropriate funds
for tho erection of n monument. Tho
plnns and detnlls nre ns yet embryonic,
but will nssiimo definite proportion? in
a week or two.
Scenes nt thn Churrli.
It was 1:50 o'clock when tho pro
cession reached tho stutely stone cdl
ilco where tho funeral services wero
to bo held. At tho church entrance
wcro drawn up deep Hies of soldiers,
with bayonets advanced, keeping n
clear -area for the advancing casket
and tho long train of mourners. Tho
hearse halted whllo President Roose
velt and members of tho cablnot
ailghtcd. Again they grouped them
selves at either side of tho cntranco,
nnd with uncovered henda awaited tho
passing of tho casket. Then tho flow-er-coveieu
collln was brought from tho
henrso and uu it pnssed within tho
black-draped cntranco the president
nnd his cabinet followed within tho
Members of Congress Knter.
At the rear of each of tho four aisles
stood a soldier at attention, cap In
FUNERAL CORTEGE NEARING THE CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON.
hnnd, musket held straight In front.
Tho members of tho senate entered. At
tho head walked Senator Allison of
Iowa. Then came Penroso nnd Cock
roll, Scott, Burrows of Michigan, Til
man and Mason of Illinois. Next tho
members of tho houso filed In. They
numbered almost ICO. Speaker Hen
derson at the head. Louder camo the
mourn of tho band, and outside the
troops had formed a phalanx of sabers
nnd bayoucts. Then, under tho black
shrouded door, came the casket.
Under Arch of Sabers.
The black coffin had pnssed under an
arch of drawn sabers as It was carried
up the stops. Lieutenant Gancral
Miles and tho men of the nrmy and
Rear Admlrul Farquhar and tho men
of the navy held their positions. Cov
ered with a great American flag, bear
ing only sprays of Immortelles and
roses tendered by tho Legation of
honor, tho casket was slowly brought
to the front, supported on tho shoul
ders of tho bluo Jackets and the sol
diers. At tho foot of the mounlr.ln'of
flowers marking tho altar and the
choir loft lay tho bler shrouded, too,
in tho national colors and in black.
On this tho casket was placed under
tho quivering folds of tho starry ban
ner, with tho lights shedding their ef
fulgence from above, tho fragrance of
tho flowers hovering about nnd the
music 6f Beethoven's grand funeral
march pulsing from tho organ, the
bodybenrers gently lowered tho flag
draped and flower-adorned coffin to Its
All Illse ns Coffin Passes.
Then tho generals took their places
in tho first seat to the right of the
central aisle. Tho rear admirals
crossed and tool: tho first pew to tho
left. Every one within tho church had
risen as tho casket was brought In.
They remained standing. A moment
lator and President Roosevelt entered
through tho snrao doorway of black.
His lips quivered slightly as ho was
escorted to tho pew directly behind
General Miles. Behind him came Sec
retaries Hitchcock and Wilson and
Postmaster General Smith, who filed
Into tho next pew, and with them
SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
wont Secretary Cortelyou, the man
wno had made every effort that a loyal
heart could prompt to save the llfo
which bad gone out under the bul
let. Members of rurally Heated.
Then camo tho members of the fam
ily, all being seated to the left of tho
contral aisle. Abner McKinley, broth
er of tho dead president, and his wlfo
walked slowly at tho head of the
black-clad line. Ho whb seated in tho
pew directly behind the men of tho
navy and Just across tho aisle from
President Roosevelt. After Dr. and
Mrs, Boer came the vcnerablo Joseph
Saxton, undo of Mrs. McKinley. Tho
great organ had left tho funeral march
and now tho reeds pealed out tho
strains of "Ncnrer, My God, to Thee."
Those- who had accompanied tho fu
neral train then wero seated. Senator
and Mrs. Fairbanks camo first, fol
lowed by Controller Charles Gates
Dawes. Sonator Hnnnn followed, llo
looked worn nnd leaned on his cane.
Mrs. 1 latum necompnnled him. Then
tho black-gloved ushers seated tho
oilier members of tho party.
The formation of tho funeral proces
sion was as follows:
Gen nil Torrance, iintlotinl commander
U. A It., conmmiHlltiK. nnd Muff.
tlriiitil Army bund,
E. V. Tuggnit, department commander
tl. A. It., of Ohio, mid KlntT.
Clinton Pont, No. M, Canton, O,
lluckloy I'oKt, No. 12, Akron. ().
Hell i. ut mon Post, No. 3fi, Wuirrn, O.
C. U. Chamberlain Tost. No. MS, Kant
(liven Pout, No. 123, Woostcr, O.
Hull Pott, No. 131, Miisslllon, U.
Oilier annul Anny post.
MiiJ. ChnrloH Dick, commanding.
KlRlitli Heglmrnt Military tlnnd.
Uetiieliment Ohio National Cluiird.
Troop A of Ohio National Umiid, guard
, of honor.
Funeral enr nnd bearer.
Special guard of honor. Gen. Kelson A.
Mile, Admiral George Dewey, Gen.
John It. llrooke, (leu. Klwell B, OtlH,
Uvii. George I.. Gillespie.
Family, President, and Cabinet.
President of Senntp nnd United States
Speaker of Uoiiho of Ilcprescntii lives.
Governom of states with staffs.
den. Leonard Wood, (Inventor of Cuba.
Ohio Htatu olllclalR.
Circuit Cojrt Judges, Htnto of Ohio.
Gov. McKlnley's former Htuff otTicers.
Federal olllccrs of Cleveland.
Federal olllcers of Chicago.
Federal oiuccrs or uanton.
Federal ofllcers of Masslllon.
Hoard of directors of Pan-American Ex
position. Hoard of Cook County oniclals. Chicago,
MaJ. A. VlgnoB, commanding'.
Outu City Guards of Atlanta, Go.
Cleveland Scottn Guards.
William McKinley Command Bpanlsh-
Amerlcan War Veterans.
Sons of Veterans.
Union League Legion,
Canton Encampment, No. 01.
A. H. Foster, Grand Commuuder of Ohio,
Grand Lodgo of Ohio.
Eaglo Lodgo of Canton.
Canton Lodgo of Canton and other Ma-
The remaining three divisions wcro
maao up of representatives from clubs,
societies, civic bodies mid tho Eighty
second regiment of National Guards,
togother with other military organiza
tions. When tho funeral nt Canton began
all tho tides of American llfo stood
still. Tho wheels of Industry coased to
revolve. Tho hammers of toll paused
In their beat. Tho ship stopped her
throb in Its race against time. Tho
miner dropped his pick. Tho farmer
checked his team in mid-furrow. Tho
crowds in tho city streets halted. All
activities save the ministrations to tho
deadly sick and ho dying wore sus
pended. Tho sun in heaven for a space
looked down upon a motionless nation,
where nearly every Jiead was bent.
Special services wero held in the
churches of the national capital anr
hundreds of other cities.
TRIHUTK FHOM IV. J, IlltYAN.
Memorial exercises for tho dead
President were held. at the Auditorium
In Lincoln, Neb., and wcro largely at
tended. W. J. Bryan was ono of the
principal speakers. He said in part:
"As monuments reared by grateful
BEARING THE CASKET.
hands to tho memory of heroes testify
to tho virtues of the living as well as,
to tho services of the dead, so the'
Borrow that has overwhelmed our na
tion, obliterating the distinctions of
party, race and religion, is as compli
mentary to the patriotism of our peo
plo as to our departed magistrate, it
would indeed bo a dlsgraco to our na
tion if tho murder of a President con
cerned only tho members of the domi
nant party. Whllo no recent campaigns
have aroused deeper feeling than thoso
through which Mr. McKinley passed,
yet in no contests did the minority
more cheerfully acquiesce in tho will of
the majority nB expressed at tho polls.
Ho was the President of all tho poople,
and their dignity nnd sovereignty wen
attacked when he was assaulted,"
Delivered at the McKinley Funeral
A SWEET AND TENDER STORY.
McKinley' Devotion to 111 Intulltl Wife
How the Dend Ntntrsiniin llrcitine
n Christian The World's (Irlof (Iter
Our Nation's Loss.
Tho following Is thu full text of tho
icrmon of Dr. C. K, Manchester nt the
McKinley funeral In Canton Thursday:
Our President Ih dead. "The silver coirt
H loosed, tho Million bowl Is broken, thu
pitcher In broken nt tho fountain, tho
wheel broken at the ilstern, the mourn
ers go about thu streets." "One volco Is
heard a wall of soirow from nil tho land,
for tho beauty of Israel Is stuln upon tho
high pUccs, Mow ate thu mighty fallen!
1 inn distressed for thee, my brother.
Very plcusuut hnsl thou been unto me."
Our President Is dead. Wo can hardly
believe It. Wo htul hoped and prayed,
and It seemed thai our hopes wcte to bo
i milled and our prayers answered, when
thn emotion of Joy was changed to ono
of grue apprehension. HUM u walled,
for we said, "It mny bo that Ood will be
gracious and merciful unto us." It
seemed to lit that It must be bin will to
xpuro tho life of one so well beloved and
so much needed. Thus, alternating be
tween hopo and fer, tho weary hours
passed on. Then cuinc Iho tidings of a
defeated science, of tho falluro of love
mid prayer to hold Its object to the
earth. Wo seemed to bear tho faintly
tnuttcicd words:. "Good-bye all, good-bye.
REV. DH. C. E. MANClIlXTEn.
It's God's way. Ills will ho done." And
then, "Neurcr, my God, to thee,"
1'nsscs On to lie nt Kent.
So, nestling ncurer to his God, ho
passed out Into unconsciousness, skirted
tho dark hIioics of tho sea of death for
a time, and then passed on to be at rest.
Ills great heart had ceased to beat. Our
hearts aro heavy with sorrow.
"A voice Is heard on earth of klnfolk
Tho loss of one they love;
Hut ho has gono whetu the redeemed aro
A fcBtlvul above.
"Tho mourners throng the ways and from
Tho funeral belts toll alow;
But on the golden streets the holy peo
ple Aro passing to and fro.
"And saying as they meet, 'Jiojolec,
Long waited for Is come.
Tho Savior's heart Is glad, n younger
Has reached tho Father's home."
Tho cnuso of this universal mourning
Is to ba found In tho man himself. Tho
Inspired penman's picture, of Jonathan,
likening him unto tho "Ucauty of Is
rael," could not bo more appropriately
employed than in chuntlug tho lament of
our fallen chieftain. It does no violence
lo human speech, nor Is It fulsomo eulogy
to speuk thus of him, for whu that has
seen his stately bearing, hln graco and
manliness of demeanor, his kindliness of
nspect but gives assent to this descrip
tion of him?
Ixtveil by All Who Knew Him.
It was characteristic of our beloved
President that men met him only to lovo
him. They might. Indeed, differ with him,
but In tho prcsenco of such dignity of
character nnd graco of manner nono could
fall to love tho man. Tho peopln con
fided In him, believed In him. It was said
of Lincoln that probably no man since
the days of Washington was ever so
deeply embedded and enshrined In the
hearts of tho people, but It la true of
McKinley In n larger sense. Industrial
and social conditions nre such that he
wus, even more than his predecessors,
the friend of tho wholo people, A touch
ing Bccno was enacted In this church last
Sunday night. The services had closed.
The worohlperH wero gono to their homes.
Only a few lingered to discuss the sad
ovent that brings us together today.
Three men of a foreign race nnd unfa
miliar tongue, and clad In working garb,
entered tho room. They upproached the
altar, kneeling before It and before the
dead man's picture. Their lips moved as
If In prayer, whllo tears furrowed their
cheeks. Thoy may havo been thinking
of their own King Humbert and of his
untimely death. Their emotion was elo
quent, eloquent beyond, speech, nnd It bore
testimony to their appreciation of man
ly friendship and of honest worth.
Bool Clean and Hands Unsullied.
It la a glorious thing to bo able to say
In this presence, with our Illustrious dead
beforo us, that he never betrayed tho
confidence of his countrymen. Not for
personal gain or pre-eminence would he
mar tho beauty of his soul. Ho kept it
clean nnd white beforo God and man,
and his hands were unsullied by bribes.
"Ills eyes looked right on, and his eye
lid looked straight before him." Ho was
alnccro,- plnlu and honest, Just, benevo
lent and kind. He never disappointed
those who believed In him, but meas
ured up to every duty and met every re
sponsibility In life grandly and unflinch
ingly. Kot only was our President brave,
heroic and honest: ho was on gallant a
knight aa ever rode the lists for his lady
love In the days when knighthood was la
flower. It Is but a few weeks since the
nation looked on with tcar-dlmmod eyes
Borne of the Abases of Heading.
What are tho abuses of reading?
These: 1. Hurried reading without
concentration. 2. Reading for mere
entertainment without reflection. 3.
Reading when wo ought to be doing
somo other thing;
Governor Ixives Fine Horse.
Governor Qcer of Oregon Is a lover
of fine horses. He has given a great
deal of time to this fad and 1b now
said to bo tho best Judge of horses In
ns 11 saw with what tender conjugal de
votion he rat nt tho bedside of his be
loved wife, when all feared that n fatal
Illness was upon her. No public clamor
that he might show himself to the popu
lace, no demand of n social function was
Hiiltlclent to draw the lover from the bed
side of his wife, lie watched and waited
whllo wo all prayed and sho lived.
Trmlrr Htury of Ills l.mo.
This sweet nnd lender story all tho
world knows, nnd tho world knows that
his wholo llfo had run In this ono groovo
of love, It whh a strong nrm that sho
leaned upon and It never failed her. Her
smllo was more tn him thnn thu plaudits
of the multitude and for her grrutlng hla
acknowledgments of them must wait.
Afler receiving tho fatal wound his llrst
thought watt that the terrible news mlcht
bo broken gently to her. May God In Ihls
ilrep hour of sorrow comfort her. Mny
his graco lu greater thnn her nngulsh.
.May tho willow's God bo her God. Anoth
er benuty In tho character of our presi
dent, that was u chap'.et of grace about
hi ii neck, was that ho wns n Christian.
In the brimdosl, noblest sinso of the word
that was irue. Ills conllilctico In God wus
Htroug nnd unwnvcrfiiifT H held him
stendy In many n storm whero othora
wero driven before tho wind nnd lossed.
Ilo believed In tho fatherhood of God and
In his sovereignty. Ills faith In the gos
pel of Christ was deep nnd nlildlng. Ho
had no patience with nny other themo
of pulpit discourse. "Christ and him cru
eined" wus to hla mind tho only panacea
for tho world's disorders. He believed it
lo be Iho supreme duty of the Christian
minister to preach tho word. Ho said:
"We do not look for grent huslncss-mor
In tho pulpit, but for grcut preachers."
Ktrr a Trim Christian.
It Is well known that his godly mother
had hoped for him that ho would become
a minister of tho gospel, und that sho
believed It to bo tho highest vocation In
life. It was not, how-over, his mother'
faith that made him n Christian. He had
gained In early llfo n personal knowledge
of Jesus which guldded him In tho per
formance of greater duties nnd vaster
than have been the lot of nny other Am
erican President. Ho said nt ono time,
whllo bearing heavy burdoml, that ho
could not discharge tho dally duties of
his llfo but for the fact thnt hn had
fnlth In Ood. William McKinley believed
In pruycr. In tho benuty of It, In th
potency of It. Its Inngungo was not un
familiar to him, und his public addressed
not Infrequently cvlnco tho fact. 11 wm
perfectly consistent with his llfolonir
convictions and his personal experiences
that ho should say as tho first critical
moment after tho assassination up
proached, "Thy Kingdom come: thy will
bo done," nnd that ho should declare at
tho lost. "It la Clod's way: hlo will b
done." Ho lived grandly; It was flttlna'
that ho should die grandly. And now
that the majesty of death has touched
and calmed him wo find that in hla su
premo moment ho was still a conqueror
Lontons from the Had Krent.
, Let us turn now to a brief constdcra
lion of somo of tho lessons that we uro
to lenm from this sud ovent. 'The nrai
fine that will occur to Us alt la the old.
old lesson that "In tho midst of llfo wo
nro In death." "Man gooth forth to hl
work and to his labor until the evening."
"He lleeth as It wero n shndow nnd never
contlnucth In one stay." Our President
went forth In tho fullness of his strongth.
In hln nanty beuuty, and was suddenly
smitten by tho hunil thut brought1 death
with It. Nono of us can tell what a day
may bring forth. Let us, therefore, re
member thnt "Ko man llveth to himself
nnd nono of us dleth, to himself." May
each day's clone see each dn duty done.
Another great lesson that we should heed
Is the vanity of moro earthly greatness.
In tho presence of tho dread messenger,
how small uro all tho trappings of wealth
and distinction of rank and power. I be
seech you, seek him who enld: "I am th
resurrection nnd the life; ho that bellev
eth In mo, though ho wero dead, yet shall,
he live, nnd whosoever llveth and be
llevcth In mo shall never die." There 1
but one Bnvlor for tho sick and tho weary.
I cntrcnt you, find him, aa our brother
found him. Ilut our last words must be
spoken. I.lttlo moro than four years ago
wo bada him good-bye as he went to aa
sumo tho great responsibilities to which
tho nation had called him. Hla last words
as he left ui were, "Nothing could glvo
mo greater pleasure than this farewelt
grcc'ng this evidence of your friend
ship and sympathy, your good will, ami,
I am sure, tho prayers of ull the people
with , whom I have lived bo long and'
whos'o confldenco nnd esteem aro dearer
to mo thnn any other curthly honor. To
all of ue the future la as a sealed book,,
hut If I can, by official net or adminis
tration or utterance. In any degree add;
to tho prosperity and unity of our be
loved country and tho advancement and
well-being of our splendid cltlsenshlp, I
will devote the best and most unselfish
efforts of my life to that end. With this
thought uppermost in my mind, I reluc
tnntly tako" leave of my friends and neigh
bors, cherishing In my heart the sweetest
memories and thoughts of my old home
my homo now und, I trust, my homo
hereafter, so long aa I live." We hoped
with htm that whan his work was done,
freed from the burdens of hla great of
fice, crowned with tho affections of a hap
py people, he might be permitted to close
Ills earthly life in the home he had lovod-
Badness of the Home-Comlng.
He has, Indeed, returned to us. but
how7 norne lo tho strains of "Kearer.
My God, to Thee," and placed where he
first began life's struggle, that the people
might look and weep over so sad a home
coming. But It was .a triumphal march.
How vast the profession. Tho nation roso
and stood with uncovered head. Tho peo
plo of tho land aro chief mourners. Tho
nations of the earth ween with them
Ilut. O, what a victory. I do not oak your
In tho heat of public address, but In the
calm momenta ofmature reflection; what'
other man evcrhad such high honors be
stowed upon htm, and by so many people?
What pageant has equaled this that wo'
look upon tonlght7 Wo gava him to tho'
nation only a little moro than four yean
ano. llo went out with the light of. thu
morning upon his brow, but with hla taak
act, and tho purpose to complete It. We
tuko him back a mighty conqueror.
"Tho church yard where hla children rest.
The quiet spot that suits him beat;
There shall his, grave be made.
And there his bonea bo laid.
Ami there hla countrymen shall come.
With memory proud, with pity dumb.
And atrangcra far and near.
For many and many a year;
For many a year and many an age.
While hthtcry on her simple page '
Tho virtues shall enroll
Of that, pstoiuut soul."
The bloom on fruit is said to be na
ture's waterproofing. Where it 1b
rubbed off damp accumulates an decay
LITTLE CLASSICS. '
Believe mo, upon the margin, ot ce
lestial strcama alone those simple
grow which cure the heartache. Long
fellow. Thoso are really highest who ar
nearest to heaven; and those aro low
est who aro the fathet from, M.- Sir
Economy may be styled the daugh
ter of prudence, 'tho sister of temper
ance, and the mother e Utwrjy-Dr;
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