Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 11, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 11, 1873 Page 5
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Obsequies of the Illustrious Statesman a %t. George's Church Yesterday. LYING IN STATE The Final Ceremony and Fare well Honors. A DISTINGUISHED ASSEMBLAGE. 'The White Flower of a Blame less Life." Scenes Within and Without the Church. Soldiers and Statesmen, Bench and Bar, Uie Church, Literature) Poetrj, Munic, Oratory and Flowers Render Tribute. THE FUNERAL ADDRESS. Appearance of the Distinguished Dead The Services and Surroundings of the Scene?Departure of the Re mains for Washington. He wore the white flower of a blaraelew life, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot The last tributes of respect and esteem to one of the nation's honored dead were paid yesterday at St. George's Protestant Episcopal charch, on Stuy vesant square, over the mortal remains of Chief Justice Chase. It was truly a nation's lament for the loss ol one of her most favored children, to whose memory the lines of Tennyson are singularly ap plicable. The blameless life, which no storm or contention of warring political elements could ?werve from ita path of duty; the high prin ciple that carried him, like a noble ship, safely through the angry sea of violent and unscrupulous partisans of slavery, the commanding mind that raised to life the public credit as did the Prophet Elijah the wldow'B son at Nain, and the keen, dis cerning intellect that placed him at the very head of his noble profession oannot be blotted out from the nation's memory by the unsparing hand of death, and the obsequies or the departed states man were distinguished by the presence of some of the most eminent representatives of a great country. There was a characteristic plainness about the obsequies according well with the repub lican simplicity and disdain of outward pomp that surrounded the mental greatness of the late Chief Justice, and those accustomed to the splen dor and display of the lunerals of mili tary and civil celebrities in monarchical countries must have been disappointed yesterday. It was more like the fnneral of a Cin cinnati or a Washington than that of a Richelieu or a Palmerston. The modest and unassuming character of the deceased would but ill accord with a sumptuous catafalque, waving censers, rich harmonies from choired voices or the gleaming of tinselled uniforms, In the lights ol the church, Which formed a circle of fire around the handsome nave, there was naught to meet the eye but the dignitaries of the nation in sombre attire, over a thousand representatives af the public in the gal lerles, the three clergymen In lawn sleeves in the chancel, the coffin with Its wreath of norai tributes In the middle aisle and the organist at his post, making the air reverberate with the sad tones of the lunerai march. REMOVAL OF THE REMAINS TO 1TIB CHURCH. At six o'clock in the morning the undertaker and bis assistants removed the body of the Chief Jus tice from.the residence of Mr. William S. Hoyt, No. 4 East Thirty-second street, to St. George's church. As the hearse, containing the remains of the de . parted statesman, drove up to the door of the church, only a few faithful friends were present. The park lay silent and deserted, and the leaden sky above appeared gloomier than ever. Midway up the central aisle of the church, on a raised dais heavily draped and festooned with black cloth, were the honored remains reverently placed. Around it were tastefully disposed the choicest gifts of the realms of Flora. Crowns, anchors, crosses, wreaths, chapiets and columns of Sowers surrounded the coffin. The lily of the ?alley drooped her graceful head as if sorrowing over the nation's loss; the camella betokened "tlie white flower of a blameless lifethe vlolot and tea rose shed their fragrance over the lifeless clay, and the Japonica, the tuberose and pink united their charms to grace the memory of the dead. At seven o'clock a large body of police, under the command of Captain Tyson, arrived and took their stations both in and around the church. LYING IN STATE. The excellent arrangements of the police pre vented any undue crowding or disturbance among those who came to take a lust look at the face of the dead statesman. The people passed into the rhurch by the side doors, down the side aisles, around by the chancal ana through the central aisle in ^double flie by the dais on which the re mains were deposited. All classes were repre- I sented in this stream of humanity. The broker or merchant, on his way down town to his place of ' business, paused a moment to jraze on him who ' saved the financial life of the nation wiren it was ' ip its direst need; the lawyer stopped a moment Irom the forensic arena to which he was hastening to gather new inspiration Irom the Titan of his profession; the sewing girl and hard-worked clerk stole a minute to look on him who struggled so bravely from the lowest rung of the ladder of poverty to the pinnacle of fame, and the dusky face of the negro bent over the casket with glistenlug eyes, not unailndful of the departed mind which gave its noblest energies for the disenthralment of his race. Among the last mentioned class there were many remarkable Instances of the deep veneration in which the Chief Justice was held by the colored people. The tears that rolled down the cheeks of an aged negro as he passed by the casket spoke volumes for the appre ciation of the Chief Justice's sigantic contest against the "relic of barbarism," at a time when no ordinary courage or firmness was required to maintain s^ch a position. As the day advanced the number of visitors increase 1, and the ladles were In the majority. OUTSIDE THE CHURCH. A drearier, more cheerless aspect coald scarcely be assumed by the weather. The gloom of a color less skyf from which occasionally dropped, as tt were, tears, seemed to be contagious, and the wonted brightness of the beautiful Park was quenched lor the day. Even the fountains, which never relaxed their plash and play for a moment, looked dull and cheerless through the iron railings snrrounding the square, and the policemen that guarded the approaches to the church succumbed to the general depression and assumed an expres sion as serious as that of the Quakers' home near which they were placed. Thus for Ave hours the remains lay lu state, and all classes nocked to tne chnrcb to pay their respects to the memory of a great man. AT ONE O'CLOCK precisely the police notified ail pereons then with in the church to leave, and the doors were closed and not reopened until half-past two. Meantime people kept coming up to the church, anxious ror ? laat look at the remaias of the illustrious dead and were extremely disappointed to Snd them' aeives behind ume. a portion of the police re gained oBlati outwde, and the wblQb ^ sf no time been a large one, seemed to gather re call* about in the same ratto as It was diminished I* the departure of straggling individuals. Within the church the sexton, undertaker Mid assistants were busy In the removal of tnecasket from the aisle to a small room to the left ol the chancel and preparing the church details for THE APPROACHING SERVICE. At a quarter past two o'clock a crowd of per haps a theusana persons had assembled about the church gates, and a space ef flfty feet from the church doors was kept cleared by the police. First among the prominent gentlemen to arrive were Charles O'Conor, Vice President Henry Wilson, ex Congressman 8. a Cox and Mr. Algernon 8. Sulli van. The gates were opened by the sexton, and these gentlemen, with a few Iriends, were admit ted, and five minutes later tne doors were opened to the public. Then a severe rush for place en sued, and it was particularly noticeable thai among the first to pass the vestibule of the sacred edifice In that Indecorous confusion wfcre several elderly women, who decidedly forgot that they ought to be ladies. TUB GALLERIES WERE OPEN to general public admission, and the ground floor of the chorch had been reserved for the distin guished visitors and mourners, and ladles and lor members of the press, so fierce was the rush for seats In the gallery that the Herald reporter was carried upstairs before the pressure of the throng, and it was some minutes before an oppor tunity presented Itself for his return to the floor of the church. Although the streets were by no means crowded outside the churcn, people began to arrive rapidly when they did come, and in twenty minutes THE EDIFICE WA8 FILLED, every availably seat being occupied, and large numbers of persons, Including ladles, being obliged to content themselves by standing. The front seats, to the right and left of the middle aisle, had been reserved for the use ol the pall bearers, relatives of the dead Chief Justice and dis tinguished persons. Vice President Wilson, David Dudley Field, Governor Jewell, of Connecticut, and many other prominent citizens were early In at tendance and took position in that portion of the church. The same floral emblems that had graced the chancel steps, the pulpit and reading desk during the morning remained; but the meurnlng-draped bier had been removed from the centre of the aisle and placed in position immediately In front of'the pylplt. The gas had been lighted also and two great chains of jets, with apparently MYRIADS OP FLAMES, almost encircled the Interior of the building. As the solemn swell of the organ rolled up to the heavy oak-groined root the scene became Im pressive, and a siarln almost of aiplety was visible among the audience. At this time there was indeed _ A DISTINGUISHED ARRJT present, noticeable in which were Justices Hunt and Field, of the Supreme Court or the United States; Congressmen John A. Garfield, Nathaniel P. Banks, ex-Governor C. C. Cox, of Ohio; Gover nor Jewell, oi Connecticut; Governor Straw, of New Hampshire; Edwin M. Stoughton, United States Attorney General Williams, Postmaster General CreBwel, Solicitor General Banfleld, of the Treasury Department; George F. Richardson, of Boston; George H. Stuart, of Philadelphia; General Joe Hooker, ex-Judge Edwaras Pierrepont, Justices Daniel P. Ingraham, Noah Davis and John R. Brady, of the New York Supreme Court; Judge Charles A. Rapallo, of the Court of Appeals; Judge Cur tis, of the Superior Court; Judge Larretnore, of the Court of Common Pleas; Judges Woodruff, Benedict, Smollet and Chipman. of the United States Circuit Court; State Senators Tiemann and Benedict, and Assemblymen Vedder and Van Cott, John M. Wallace, reporter of the United States Su preme Court; Hon. R. C. Parsons,or Ohio, formerly Clerk United States Supreme Court; Maunse'U B. Field, Assistant Secretary or the Treasury under the administration of that Depart ment by the distinguished dead; Demar est Lloyd, private secretary to the late Chief Justice; General John Cochrane. District At torney Benfamln K. Phelps, ex-Judge Peabodv. Dr. S. J. Clarke, William F. Tracy, Chief Clerk Middle ton, of the Untied States Supreme Court; John F. Nlcolay, formerly privatcf secretary to President Lincoln, Chief Marshal of the United States Su preme court, and hundreds of other notable men, whose lives and reputations go to make up the hlBtory of States ana the Union. President Grant was not present. In the rear room of the church, off the chancel, were assembled THE PALLBEARERS, General William T. Sherman and Major General Irwin McDowell, of the number, being In the mili tary uniform or their respective ranks. At three o'clock the casket was lifted from Its resting place ; and was borne by attendants from the rear door or ( the church, followed by the pallbearers, who wore rosettes and broad sashes or white linen and crape. The cortege passed around to the front gates or the church, the police keeping a clear way through the throng outside, which by this time had | become quite dense. The casket was followed by the pallbearers in the following order:? General W. T. Sherman, Hamilton Fish, Gerrltt Smith. John J. Cisco, Wm. Cullen Bryant, Wm. F. Havemeyer, Gideon Welles, Maj. Oen. I. McDowell, Hiram Barney, William M. Evarts, Charles O'Conor, Whltelaw Reid. They were followed by the immediate relatives or the deceased. As the body was borne around to the iront or the church. Rev. Dr. Tyng. Rev. Dr. Hall and K6V. Mr. Peet, in their ecclesiastical vestments, emerged from the vestry, passed across the chancel anil down the main aisle toward the doors. Here they met the funeral cortege at the church gates, anil, turning, preceded It Into the sacred precinct. As thev returned up the aisle with solemn tread, the measured ,ac. cents or the priestly voices repeating the ritual of the burial as prescribed by the Protestant Episco pal Church sounded throughout the church with deep effect, and the vast congregation arose to Its feet, and, WITH REVERENT MIKN, remained standing until the coffin had been placed on the bier. The pall-bearers filed to the right and left Into the two front, pews, ex-Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, and wire, and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hoyt, or New York, with several nieces and nephewft or the deceased Chler Justice, as chier raonraers, occupying seats in rear or the pall bearers. The floral emblems were replaced on the lid of the casket, and the services were continued. As the solemn words, "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND TIIE LIFE," which commence the impressive burial service of the Episcopal Church, wereuttereu by the Rev. Dr. Tyng, with whom were Rev. Mr. Peet, his assistant In the church, and Rev. Dr. John Hall, to whom the honor ar pronouncing the funeral oration was com mitted, a hush fell over the large assemblage. Be fore the commencement or the service the magnifi cent organ spoke a requiem, under the skiirul fingers or Mr. Williams, who selected for the occa sion ^ "marche fun&bre,"' b^ the composer of "lone,'' and" ahot^effrom '*Don Sebastian," by Donizetti. The well known march in "Saul" and "I know that my Redeemer liveth" were also added as musical tributes to the memory of the deceased. THE FUNERAL ORATION. Dr. John Hall ascended the pulpit, and in his address to the crowded congregation said :? Brethren?In this sentiment all classes will agree, that the glory of man is as the flower of grass. The grass wlthereth, and the flower thereor radeth away; but the Word of the Lord endureth forever. So it was said by the Illustrious poet In the Old Testament, and so was It also said as the comfort ing aasurauce to the Prophet Isaiah in his tribula tions. So, 'oo years later, the millennial strain was rendered bv the Apostle Peter, and It continued with its one Joyous and triumphant cadence at the close; the Word or the Lord endureth for ever. That strain has been sounded over the world ever since. Brethren, It falls apon o?r ears this afternoon. ??The flower fadeth, but the Word of the Lord en dureth for ever." Make this Word of the Lord serve among the symbols of universal decay to fix men's attention upon that which is good and solid. While we are liable, under a brief sense of man's uncertainty, to divide the current of grief, whether for personal loan or for public calamity, Into the channels of faith, this seems to me tne main purpose or these runeral solemnities. There was a time when there waa a propriety in reciting over tha mighty dead the great deeds that had been done In their time and the. virtues that had secured for them human admira tion. There were tuqa law facilities fyr erecting memorials to human virtues and tor glv- I ?ng appropriate expression of regret on the one band and of admiration on the other. . Jl' u w.,B DOt 90 now- The feeling In the pnblic mind that is manifested by the providence that brings as together is expressed more folly, more concisely anu to far wider audi ences through the means of the press than can possibly be by the pulpit. Brethren, it is not un fitting that on sacb an occasion as this religion should show a kindly union with tnat public virtue that aireauy beats reaponsively to EVERY PATRIOTIC MAN. Christian men In all times, both in the present and iu the past, seek the prosperity or the city and country in which they dwell. Well, It ought to be eminently reassuring to all honest public ser vants aud to all men seeking integrity in the ad ministration of civil affairs when they see the ap preciation that has been brought to the light by the removal of Chief Justice Chase. The appreci ation is universal. The highest and purest, civiliza tion has largely represented the principle that Christ was embodied In His kingdom?namely, that he Is tne greatest who can so lead himself as to be the servant of all. He has acknowledged claims to our kindness. He did render such distinction to manhood and to the public service, that no one could charge him as lieing moved thereto by public gain. The highest place in a proiession to which he bad dedicated his life was his when it pleased God to call him. He discharged mativ and inost momentous duties in war. Was there any failure? In some departments there was conspicuous and unprecedented success; unprecedented in a most literal way, for was there ever a man who called and reduced the resources of a great nation into money lor exigencies so sudden and so tremend ous, aud which were secured and executed with so much power? How well TUB WORK WAS DONE. How soon doubt and depression were triumphed over by courage and confidence history has told already. History will continue to tell, and. proba bly, will more and more appreciate that colossal result when years have passed away, and we are enabled to see its magnitude and are free from the dust of feeling with which we are now surrounded. For great men, as you know, brethren, carry with them a greatness that enables the course of our view of them to be increased as they rest from their labors In the progress of time. Lincoln, Stanton, Seward and Chase? what a constellation of great soldn rs in the cause of human liberty I What a work they did In the warm our own native time I?a war second in Im portance culy to oue a hundred years ago, when the peapie plunged themselves into a striie and into an organized mass of injured aud iudignant colonists, aud, by God's help, they caine out of the struggle a recognized nation. He who recounts to the ruture tne progress and the eaurse of our liberty, and that war, the greatest in many re spects, ihe greatest warfare ef civilization, shall not be able to omit the name that I have just now pronounced in your hearing. It was not assured to him to exhibit boldness, courage and indomi table will upon TIIK TKNTED FIELD. He was there the arbitrator when calmness fled lrom the face 01 misrepresentation to deleat tlio intrigue and the clamor that was always conspiring anew. He ?was ever ready to guide the liall biind knowledge ol the Commonwealth until that Commonwealth came out not only free, secure and triumphant, but free, let us hone, torever. Hut why should 1 remind you or that which you were witnesses and of that which I only witnessed irom arar? Rather let me speak, my beloved brethren, of that which is common to us all ot the vital and the transcendent moment. When I sat last Tuesday night by the bed of Chief Justice Chase: when 1 looked at that broad brow and great brain, I thought of the mighty interests over which he had ruled; aud when I looked at that great heavy bosom and thought how it had been weighed down by many cares, by domestic loss and by the burden of political anxieties, I could not help thinking that, as the ship of life made its unconscious passage to death, how much alone he is now. How inaccessible to any man is that voice I How Inaccessible to any power but the pawer of Him who made him and to whom all hearts are known! It is not possible lor anv one to muke an inquiry of Uim. The one thing upon which to thluk, aud the one thing upon which ne trusted, wus that he had believed in TiiK lorp jesi's cukikt; that he bad rested upon the promises of the God of mercy. He had cast away all self-strength, all his personal gooduess and all his public services; he had cast them away to accept that which the strougest must accept, which you and I must ac cept, as the lowliest must accept?the rorgiveness of our sins through the blood ot that life everlast ing that is given to all by God our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord. There are some reflections, beloved brethren, that seem to me to be sugges tive to you, under the circumstances In which we staud here to-day,In thus paying our respects to tke memory of a great man?of one who has fallen among us. When thev do tall away we are delighted with all the good that is in them, and we allow the view of it to obscure the evil, for evil there was. That la good so far as It goes. Might | we not anticipate this before they die ? Might we not fully represent their life here, and give to them some of that generous appreciation aud cordial ap proval which we are willing to dispense to them I when they can hear it no more? Let us be kind, generous and just to those who serve us s? ably in difficult and trying crises. Do it not grudgingly, but heartily. It is easy for us in * Tin QUIET VALI to look up and censure the movements of those who climb the rugged and Alpine our eyts are hidden irom the crevices which they see, and which they have to cross. ? In oar Improvident leisure we see the heights they are climbing to, and which they attain with difficulty. Let us oe just, kind and generous to them. Ho not let us trouble them by Imputing bad motives. Ho not too soon ascribe want or honor, aud suggest an i unworthv ambition with regard to the rewards rendered to our great public servants, as if am- j liitlon in Itself were absolutely wrong and wicked. 1 tell yau it is not so. It is sametlmcs an inevita ble consciousness of strength, A GOD-fllVEN INSTINCT, by which men arc stimulated to seek that which can be done by none so ably as by themselves. Let us be just to the genius of these men, whose nobleness makes theui fit for high places that the nation requires them to nil, and to this only. It is with men and nations as with mountains?the more frequent the storms beat around their heads, the more are those heads made visible, and the nations look around In the sunset of their de parted and weep for their honored dead. I do not shrink from saying a word or more to the younger men here, who, m a different position in life, have their way to make in lite, sometimes full or hope and at other times cast down and disappointed. He whom we bury to-day in honor, with so much feeling and so muniflcentiy, had man* great advantages with which to begin his career. Among these 1 place a vigorous physical nature, great and decisive courage aud a mind i singularly well poised; having a family histary to maintain with proper self-respect; a boyhood and a yonth saved from enervation by the neces sity of toll?toll from which strife was gone?and there was lelt a healthy and proper consciousness ef that strength. Hut you see while these are God's gilts, and we should be thankful for them, they aie not extraordinary in aay way. How many men there are who have such gifts ! Then, my brethren, make the best use of them. If you have the power do not wait lor AN KX1ECTED OPPORTUNITY. See if you possess moral qualities fitted for the work aud God will soon put in your way great op portunities, if you do not waste your powers. Kxerclse your talents and emplo/ your gifts. Men will think of yon as young men or capacity and will come to regard you as having honest brains and honest consciences?consciences, too, that will no more flatter and will be no more guilty of abominable detraction than the sun light of the photographer's plate- can be mane to flatter. See that you have tills con sciousness and this sense oi power within you, aud God will teach you to make it subservient to His wlli, In so lar as He is pleased to make It known to you. My brethren, one week ago to-dav Chlei Justice Chase occupied his place on the bench and pcrlormed his duties. To-day lie is to be carried hence in this coffin. But the death blow came to him suddenly, as it may come, my brethren, to you. Are you ready ror its approach? Are you living nnder the power of the world to come? I)o you seek to maintain an habitual appreciation for TllE INEVITABLE CIIANUB ? "As a matter of evidence," it was inqnlred of a lawyer who attained to a well deserved eminence, "as a matter of evidence, can the Bible be sus tained ?" "As a matter of pure evidence," was the calm reply, "I do not see how any jnst and candid man can doubt the authority of tne Bible." My brethren, have yon weighed the evidence ? My brethren, have you accepted its con clusions ? Have you received tlio light it affords to you r Have you trusted the Saviour it presents to you? Have you takeu hold of the promises it proclaims? Have you rested upon the Son of God as your Saviour? If you have done this <;od will give you work to do and give you strength to do ft. This should be the ef feet of yotlt generous sympathies and your noblest aspirations. If we believe these truths ourselves sits wriswi b&k which was won by ciilel Justice Chase, when in the clear light or true love he saw liberty and was willing to sacrifice anything to the cry of the oppressed that entered . into his ear. Meu said ?i him, "There goes a fine young man who has rained himself." To-day what do we see? We see the fruits and the effect of the choice he then made, and whose heart burned to ? deliver the oppressed, and who would rather hav* ! this than the brilliant successes and distinguished' career of a great field marshal; lor to believe in Christ is light; it is the beginning of light, ami it Is a light that we shall theu never want, whether we live or whether we die. for whether we live or die we are the Lord's. The address was concluded by a few words of comfort to the mourning lamily. AT THE CLOSE OF THE SERVICE, and while the deep dirge of the "Head March" rolled through the building, the vast audience moved slowly up the aisles so as to pass the casket, and thus took a farewell look at the features of the dead Chief Justice. Exit for a very large proportion of the assemblage was found through the postern doors of the church. When all had retired the lid of the burial ease waa replaced and fastened down and the body was piaocd In charge of the undertaker, and remained In the church until about seven o clock, when the coffin with the revered relics waa privately removed In a hearse to the Jersey C1U depot. At nine o'clock ati that ia mortal ni Chief Justice Chase left In a special car of the Penn sylvania Railroad lor Washington, escorted by Messrs. Maunsell B. Field, u. C. Parsons and John M. Wallace and the members of the lamily. Preparation! to Receive the Remains of the Chief Justice at the Capital?To Lie In State In the Supreme Court Room?Full Arrangements for the Final Interment. Wabhinuton, May 10, 1873. The body or Chief Justice Chase, alter arriving here to-morrow morning In charge of the friends and the Immediate relatives of the deceased and the pallbearers, will be conveyed to the United States Supreme Court room by the following ser vants of the Court, who, in accordance with time honored custom on similar occasions, will consti* tute the corpse bearers A. Lewis, J.Craig, J. Welsh, W, Bruce, A. Herbert, J. Malvin. Arrangements befitting the occasion were made to-day at the Capitol. The bronze doors leading to the Senate Chamber from the east and north sides were heavily draped in mourning, as were also the doors leading to the corridor ol the Senate, the arcuway over them in the hall leading to the Supreme Court room and the main entrance to the building bv iiie way oi the cast and west doors. The main entrance to the Supreme Court room is draped in black, as is that of the oiUce of the Court, immediately opposite. In thee onrt room itself the funeral drapery extends entirely around the room, and in heavy folds. The judicial bench is covered with black, while the chair of the Chier Justice, the gilt eagle overhead and the semicircle in the rear, are draped in crape. TIIB CATAKALQOK on which the remains will repose is the same an that upou which the body of President Lincoln reposed in state in the Rotunda in April, ihca. Since that memorable event it has been in what is commonly kuuwn as "Washington's Tomb," under the Crypt, it is two feet and six inches high and nine leet in length, and will be covered lor this occasion with black broadcloth. A heavy floral wreath from the Uovernment Hardens will sur round the casket, which will bo otherwise deco rated with beautiTuI flowers. TIIE REMAINS TO UK IN T1IK SUPREME COURTROOM. in a letter to the Clerk of the Court, dated yester day, lion. Hamilton Pish, Secretary of State, writes from New York to say that Governor Sprague and the daughters ol the Chief Justice think it proper that the remains should repose In the Supreme Court room until they are taken to the cemetery. He remarks in his letter, "There Is an eminent propriety in the placing or the remains of the Chlel Justice there, 111 the Supreme Court room, and in their proceed ing to their final restlmr place from the room In whlcn but ten days since he sat at the head or the Judiciary or the United States." WHEN TIIK REMAINS CAN BE VIEWED. The Supreme Court room will be open to visitors to-morrow rrom ten o'clock In ?he morning to five o'clock lu the atternoon, and rrom nine to twelve o'clock od Monday additional opportunity will be given the public to view the remains. TUE CEREMONIES IN WASHINGTON. At twelve o'clock M. the Kev. 0. H. Tiffany, pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Kpiscopal church, will preach a sermon appropriate to the occasion in the court room. At the conclusion of the services the remains will be taken to Oak Hill lor Interment. At oak Hill the regular burial ser vice of the Methodist Church will be read. Ciller Justice Chase attended the Metropolitan church and was one or the trustees. The different departments or the government were closed to-day, in accordance with the Execu tive order issued by the President relative to the death or the Chief Justice, and tke flags through out the city were at halMKatr in respect to the memory or the deceased. Governor Cooke has Is sued an order closing all the District government otllces on the day or the funeral. REASONS FOR NOT APPOINTING HI3 SUCCESSOR. The reasons privately assigned by tht President ror not appointing a successor to Chief, Justice Chase until the meeting of Congress are substan tially as rollowdThe subject is so important that it requires much consideration, and it is his inten tion to deliberately select a gentleman who will be generally acceptable to the entire country. Be sides there is no Immediate necessity tor acting, there being no judicial business which now re quires the attention or a Chief Justice; the de ceased himself was not lutendlng to go ujiou his circuit during the recess or the Court. It is the President's wlsti that the nominee shall be con firmed by the Senate before entering upon the duties or the office. New Jersey and Chief Justice Cliaie. Much surprise is felt among laymen throughout the State of New Jersey that not one or the Courts Federal, State or county?nor a single gathering or the lawyers, have taken the Initiative in ex pressing the deep sorrow or the people gen erally over the unlooked for and much to t regretted death or Chler Justice Chase, was thought that the Lawyers' Conven tion to suggest amendments to the constitution woo' it least go through the formality ol a set ol vesication* similar to those adopted by other legal and Judicial bodies throughout the country, hut it ap pears they were too busy electing a chairman, two secretaries, appointing committees and adjourning ror two months to wuste time over even sscli an Illustrious dead as Salmon P. Chase. If the courts and the lawyers have forgotten his great services to the country, It Is, however, certain that the people have not, but everywhere express sincere sorrow that so great and so good a man should be taken away suddenly, and at a time, too. when the race of public ni?U or which he was a grand type Is well nigh extinct. Appropriate Action of the Philadelphia Bar. Philadelphia, Pa., May 10, 1873. The Philadelphia Uar held a meeting in the Su preme Court room to-day, and took appropriate action regarding the death or Chief Justice Chase. Judge Cadwallader presided. Action of the Bar of Ohio. Columbus, May 10, 1873. At a meeting of the Bar of Ohio, in the Supreme Court room, Judge J. R. Swan, of Columbus, was chosen Chairman,, and William Deunlsoii. George Boadly, A. (J. Thurmiin, C. N. Olds, Thomas kwlug, and others, were appointed a committee on reso lutions to express the sense of the Ohio liar on the death of Chier Justice Chase, and to report on the 14th lustaut. The ClnclnnattBar Pay the Great Jurist a II i ^ It Tribute. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10. 1873.' The meeting of the Uar at the United States Court room to-day, in respect to the memory of Chief Justice Chase, was largely attended. The court room was draped In mourning. Judge Ewing. of the United States District Court, was appointed chairman., and the Judges of the Common Pleas and Superior Courts were appointed Vice Presi dents. A committee on resolutions was appointed, among whose members were:?Hon. W. S. Grocs beck, ex-Secretary Cox, Stanley Matthews, Kufus King and Judge Tart. Addresses were made by Judge Mutthews, Hon. Henry Stanbery, Mr. Flam men Ball, Judges Hundley and Wliitmau, Mr. George E. Pugh and others. A memorial ol respect to his memory was adopted, together with a I resolution to send a copy ol this tribute to the \ lamily or the deceased. The following was also adopted:? I Resolved, That we respectfully ask that his j remains may be laid in the beautiful cemetery he did so much to establish near the city of his home, which recognizes the lull measure oi his worth as l its most eminent citizen. Hon. IIenry Stanbery said he had been Judge Chase's personal friend since both were young, I He said, although for many years estranged in po < Utical opinions, yet never for a moment did thai difference disturb our social relations. There is, 1 he said, one monument or his Industry and ability which, as it was the first achievement that brought hlui into general notice, deserves mention. I reier to his compilation or the body ol the Ohio statute laws, extending over a period or forty-six years? ' rrom 1787 to 1833. In the foderal Senate, in the Executive chair of our State, In the Cabinet, on the Supreme bench, he was always equal to the place: and ir he had reached that other place, the goal or hi* ambition, lie would have been louud equal also to that. THE LITE OiKES AIRES. Expression^ or Sympathy from Hard ?i'W \v&re Merchants. At a meeting or the hardware trade and hard ware manufacturers, held yesterday (Saturday) afternoon at 45 Chambers street, to take such action in rcierence to the death or the Hon. oakes Ames as might be deemed advisable, Mr. Hull Clark was apnoluted Chairman and Mr. Richard P. Bruff Secretary. A commlttec appointed by the Chair, consisting of Messrs. Mulford, King and Bruff. reported the following resolutions, which wore unanimously adopted :? Wherein the hardware Interest* of the United Stales have sustained a great Ions In the death of the Hon. Oaken Ames, who lor nearly half a century ha* been looked up to ax their prominent representative, anil who ha* done more than any other man to advance the pros Krlty of tht* great branch of oar national lndaatry; erefore Resolved. That In thadeath of Mr. Ante* the hardware trade, lose* one of its most active and efficient member*, the uianutaeturlng Interest iu mint able champion and advocate, and the colintry one of those great minds whose grasp was not trammelled by the cares ot trade, hut labored zealously and efficiently for the promotion of all great commercial interests. Resolved, That, as a manufacturer and as a merchant, Mr. Ames has endeared himself to all with whom he ha* been associated bv his integrity ; his genial, sympathetic nattlre , his Intelligence, and his admitted eminent basi nets ability. Resolved, That, as fellow mourners, w? sympathize si ace relv with the family ofottr lamented trleiid in their great bereavement Resolved, Thai an authenticated copy ?I the proceed ing* of this ?*>???<??? forwarded to the f?r?"y of Mr. A DEADLY DUEL. Virginia " Bloods" Fighting Over a Slighted Lady. Mordecai and McCarty in Mor tal Combat. Money and Wit Standing Out In Marked Contrast. Fisticuffs Unsuccessfully Resorted to for a Se'tlement. BLOOD MUST SJETTLE IT. The Duellists Vis-a-Vis?The Signal and First Shots-McCarty Still Calls for Blood and Gets It?Both Badly Wounded and Carried Off the Field. Richmond, Va., May 10, 1873. The community here has been more Intensely ex cited to-day than at any other period since that memorable April day, three years ago, when the "Capitol disaster" resulted in the sudden hurrying Into eternity of some hundred victims. A sangui nary and bloody duel, with the almost assured death of one and the possible permanent Injury of the other participant, occurred alirost In the city limits, between two prominent young gentlemen, and was alone known to the parties concerned till after Its culmination, and then to the Chief of Police too late to prevent the meeting, and to the public not at all till the appearance of th^ mere mention of the morning tallies. The duel tffid Its attendant circumstances have lormcd the main staple oi conversation in every circle to-day. A LADY THE "UNCONSCIOUB" CAUSE. As nsnal in a majority of the disagreements be tween men, a woman, one of the reigning and most beautiful bellcB, was, unconsciously doubt less to herself, the corner stone on which is erected this superstructure of blood. Among her agencies for social enjoyment Richmond possesses a club of some aristocratic pretensions, consti tuted mostly of yaung men who consider them selves, or are considered by others, young bloods. The members of the club meet at a stately man sion on the corner of Third and Franklin streets, and while away their surplus time by billiards, whist, the latest scan. moo. and an occasional in dulgence in the Qerman dance. PAGE M'CAKTV THE AGGRESSOR. Among the members of the Richmond Clnb is a young gentleman of elegant leisure, named Page McCarty. He is of good Virginia lineage; a nephew of the Virginia Congressman McCarty, who, some , time In the year 1824, fought a duel with muskets at Blndcnsburg, with John Tnompson Mason, his brother-in-law, a United States Senator from this State, which resulted in the immediate death of Mason and the loss of one of Mccarty's arms. This ancient duel at the time of its occurrence was re marked as a bloody one. The first proposition to tie their hands together and jump oir the Capitol at Washington was rejected, and the scarcely less humane one accepted to light, at one pace dis tance with muskets loaded with an ounce ball and three buckshot. As might be expected, Colonel McCarty was never a happy man after that. His hair turned gray in a single night, and he Bought to drown remorse in the (lowing bowl. THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLE. Romo time during the latter part of March the Club arranged for a German (waltz) at Virginia Hall, in this city, and anion? the social notabilities who attended was the reigning belle heretofore ajluded to. She and Page McCarty "had been Irleuds in youth." but a difllculty had arisen, and at the time the German came oir they did not speak to or recognize each other. At the social festivities I which duly came oir one of the masters of certmo I nles, either by accident or deslirn. placed the ea j trauged parties vl*-t~i-vis, and the lady had either to I produce a scene by the cut direct or quietly ac I qulesce in the arrangement and dance with her former JlaitcH. She chose to dance, and former kind relations were, to all appearances, once more re-established. While the Club members were revelling In the glorious memories of the German j the friendly master of ceremonies was doubtless ' fellcltlng himself on reuniting two estranged friends. The following ambiguous and unpreten tlous poetry appeared lu the Enquirer on the 6th of February "TDK FIRST riCI'ltK 15 TIIF GKR*A*"?AS KPKJRAM We have received for publication the following poem A lovinir swain who, iloubUens, had been kicked by his sweetheart wirn Mary's queenly form I press, In nfrauM' Ifttcst WaluC -? ~ I woulil as well her lips care*?. Although those lips be lalsc. For mill with fire love tips bin ilart. And kindles ui> anew The tlamc which onrc consumed my heart Whon those dear lips were true. Of form so fair, of faith so faint. If truth were only In her. Though she'd he then the .- weetest saint I'd still feel like a sinner. MORDECAt TIIE DEFENDER, Among the members of the club was John B Mordecal, an estimable young lawyer of this city When the lines appeared they were discussed In the clut>, and the suggestion made ttiat they had an individual application. Mordecaf, who was present, said with generous impulsiveness that ho did not know the autiior, but if the intent was to ridicule the young lady whom some deemed to be alluded to the writer was a scoundrel, poltroon and coward. McCarty, who was present, then avowed himself the author, and an' impending cri sis was then and there only prevented between the two men by a suggestion or the d.iwllo as the more satisfactory way oi settling the little dnll culty which had so unexpectedly arisen. While the arrangeineuts were being carried out for a meeting the police got wind bl the affair and ar rested the parties, who were, however discharged the proof of hostile intent on the part of either being prudently kept In the background. 0FP081NG MAGAZINES OF HATE. Since then the parties have been In a sfate of armed neutrality?opposing powder magazines? ready to explode on the application ol the proper 1 ! "re, but both retaining their membership in the ! club. A week since, when the lordly tenement corner ol Franklin and Third streets was filled with the gay and festive youths who give fclat to the pro- 1 ceedlngs of the club and illustrate the German 1 McCarty, with a friend, occupied one of the billiard taluks. The game seemed suddenly to lose its in terest to McCarty, and his conversation turned on personal dlfllcuitles and their proper mode of ad justment. He alluded to the exploits of his rela tives in the duelling line, his own lost opportunity of the same sort, and declared a similar state of affairs with him would be followed by a different resalt. At this juncture, unfortunately, Mr Mor decal entered the room, and took a seat near the table on which the science of billiards was not Inst then being illustrated In a verv brilliant manner MORDECAI TAKES TO THE "MANLY." On seeing Mordecal seat himself McCarty In stead of confining his remarks to his compauion If he did not mean to Initiate a difficulty, raised /its - I voice, and, looking directly at Mordecal, added to , the personality of his previous remarks to such a i i degree that the gentleman whs obliged to tako , notice of them. He seemed Anally to comprehend I thai atl insult w&fl Intended him, and, rising he approached McCarty and said, "Are those re marks Intended for me, sir ?" 1 "t tn(iT'"1 ^ected contempt, McCarty drawled out?"And who are you, sir f" Mordecal replied?"I am a gentleman, sir." McCarty directly rejoined (long drawn)?"Ah I" HMe had intended he did not nave the chance to further Intensify any feeling he may have enter tained towards Mordecal, for that Individual STRUCK OUT VIGOROUSLY FROM TIIK SHOULDER and McCarty "went to grass" with the celerity of a cannon ball on Its descending grade. Mr. McCarty thcrealter resisted to the extent of his capacity, | but the result was that Mordecal Inflicted on him quite a heavy chastisement. They were parted by friends and Mr. McCarty conveyed to his lodgings, . where he was compelled from his injuries to remain ' In bed lor several days. M'CARTY thirsts for blood. Meanwhile an emergent note from him sum- j moned to this city Colonel William B. Tabt>, for merly of Amelia, but now of Charleston, W. Va. To the Colonel, who is au fcitt in such matters, j McCarty Imparted nls sorrows and desire tor re- i venge. His accommodating iriend supplied the j necessary cartel Inviting Mordecal to tue field of 1 honor, which duly received Mccarty's signature i and was despatceed In' accordance with the code. MORDECAI WILL FfOIIT. Mordecal, on Its /?eceptlon, took the affair verv cooly, announced his willingness to respond in any way, and suggested the name of ? friend, through I u.oul'l the.reafter receive missives on the subject. His friend and Colonel Tabb seemed to have meant business from the start, for the seo .8UJ"K?on". weapons, time, place, Ac., were named with commendable celerity and with a quietness and seer *,j truly admirable. TUB OMR AT ARRANGED. Tbe combat, as arranged, was to take place at v .i? evening, near the line of the York River Railroad, and not far from Itlakey** millpond, in the neighborhood of Oakwood Cemetery; weapons, navy revolver#; distance ten paces. Two of tne leading: surgeous of tbe city were engaged to do any carving, consequent on tke affair, or extract any vlllanous lea<! that might effect a lodgment In the bodies of the belligerents. These were Professor Hunter McOuire, late stone wall Jackson's medical director, and Professor J. 9. D. Cullenv late medical director of Lougstreet'a army corps. Not to Implicate these gentlemen un necessarily in the result oi the pending battle, it wan arranged that they should be posted some distance Irom the field of battle and advance only on a given signal. combatants AND NON-COMBATANTS ON TUB (iROUND. The friends who went forth with McCarty to seek the bubble reputation, even at the cannon's month, were Calvin B. Tabb and John s. Meredith. Those who performed similar service for Mr. Mordecal were Messrs. William L. Kojall and W. Ketnlgg. The pending affair had been kept so entirely imb row that the parties had no dilllcultv in keeping the scene of action nmnolested. ir they were seen It only seemed that they were taking an evening airing. The men were promptly on the ground at a few minotes belore six o'clock, and directly tbe carriages sropped all who had official connection with the ceremonies Incident to the occasion pro ceeded to perform their allotted share of the even ing's work. MEASURING THE GROUND. The traditional ten paces were duly measured on and the principals placed In position. It may seem singular, but these two gentlemen, who were about to attempt to take each other's life, bowed to each other with stately grace. The weapons hav ing been examined and loaded were handed to the parties. The clear voice of one 01 the seconds was next heard, saying:? "Gentlemen, are j ou ready V* The hrlelest pause; then "One, two, three" were slowly counted. TIIK FIRST SHOTS. Just before the last word was uttered an almost simultaneous report wax heard. As the smoke cleared away both parties were seen standing un hurt, and immediately the voice of McCarty was heard demanding a second lire. This demand pre cluded any interference looking to a settlement on the part or tho Irieuds, and preparations were a? once made for TUK SECOND FlitE. When the pistols exploded this time both parties were seen to lurcli lorward and rati heavily on their faces. The signal was given and the sur geons approached as fast as tliey could. An ex amination disclosed the fact that both parties were seriously?Mordecal, perhaps, fatally wounded. A conical ball had entered Mccarty's hip, a round ball had pouetrated the abdominal cavity of Mordecal. % JUSTICE TOO SLOW. While the seconds and friends were devising ways to convey the parties Irom the field of honor a different sceno might have been witnessed a half mile away?viz.: the Chief of Police, John 1'oe, urging a foaming steed m quest ol the duellists over fences and dltcheB at rox-chase speed. He came up just as the sur geons had placed their patients in comfortable positions, lie ordered the teconds to consider themselves under arrest, and report and give ball lor their appearance before the Police Justice, after perioruiing the necessary office* tor tbe wounded men. This they did. McCarty was convoyed to his mother's house in this city. Mardccal was taken to the resideuce of his cousin, Colonel E. T. D. Myers. BLOOD TO THE I .AST. A person present relates that while both men were lyiug on the ground Mordecal was heard to say:?"He can have another Ore If he wants It." Of course, In their situation, another fire or any thing else but stimulants was out of the question. Mordecal Is a rising young lawyer here, nephew of Colonel John IS. Young, a prominent lawyer, aiul personally very popular with all. McCarty is not so well known, but Is alse es teemed by those who enjoy Ills acquaintance. THE YOUNtJ LADY who was the primary but Innocent cause of this useless effusion ol blood is, of course, in the deepest distress, and has the sympathy of thou sands of friends. Khc is a blonde, and has been for several years past the the leading belle at the Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs?no less lovely iu mind than person, and the queen of many hearts. The Herald correspondent, in endeavoring to obtain the above information, was beset with in numerable difficulties. Nobody knew anything about the bloody duel but the participants, and they of course were unwilling to tell what they knew. Kesldes tills, yoar correspondent was called upon by a number of gentlemen who re quested him to suppress In part the causes whicb led to the meeting; but duty was paramount to every other consideration, and I telegraph the fullest details, which are correct and exact in every particular. The object of the Hkrai.d being to tell the truth without tear or favor I have, in accordance with my instructions, done so in the present instance with impartiality. OBSEQUIES OF GENERAL PAEZ. Plain Fuucral of the l&x-Preoident Ot Vcnriucln-The Pali Bearers?The Touching Service and tbe Last Look at the Illustrious Dead?His Final Rest ing Place. The funeral yesterday of General Paez, ex-Presi dent of Venezuela, was not characterized by tbe sombre pageautry and those extraordinary marka or honor which are generally associated with the obsequies or the distinguished dead. It was a very simple and unostentatious affair throughout, though attended by numerous persons or high dis tinction. Hie runeral gave food for peculiarly sad reflections. It was difficult to realise that the man who was the central figure in a war forever memorable in history, who led armies and won battles in a desperate struggle with a great power, who formed and ruled a nation, and through all the temptations of hi* eventful career came out with unsullied honor?should have "shrunk to tills little measure," and have passr^f ont o( existence without more runeral honors ^md to him than to the ordinary mortal who dro^ oat of the busy At ten o'clock yesterday morning the personal friends or the deceased, Including tne pall-bearers, assembled at his late residence, 42 Kast Twentieth street, to take a last look I''8 remains. There were present the following l'ALLBKARERd. The venerable Peter Cooper, ciiler Justice Dalv, Sefior Y. Marlscal, Minister of Mlxlco; sefior Car los Martini, Minister ol Colombia; I?r. J. C. Bcales, Sefior Navarro, Cousul Owieral ol Mexico; Beflor S. Mlchelena and the Minlstef of Kwiauor, ?Senor Antonio Flores, whose Illustrious lather, a 'orffler President or Ecuador, rought in the South Amei"J* can war or independence and took part with Gen eral Paez In the battles or Juntn, A.vacucho and Minarlca. There were also in attendance A COMMITTEE OK CUBAN PATRIOTS. consisting or Colonel Juau M. Maclas, Dr. Fred crlco Galvez, who embalmed the deceased, and Sefior Helarlo Clsnero; also Dr. A. K. Gardner, who attended tho departed patriot before his death; Dr. Freeman, Sefior De laCova, Venezuelan Cousul at Philadelphia; Major A. 1>. Green and General J. B. Baptlsta, who commanded the vessel which, under the administration or General Paez, brought back the remains or the lllnstrlons Bol ivar irom New Grana la to Ids native Venezuela. At a quarter past ten the coffin was borne out, anud the tears or th?? lady mourners, and placed In u plain hear?e, drawn by two horses. Upon the coffin were placed TWO AMERICAN PL ACS, one or which, mnde or s.itin and velvet and beintl* ruliy embroidered In Hllver und gold, had been pre sented years ago by General Paez liltuseir to Major A. P. Green, who In 1K58 (then a captain) commanded a troop or city horse giards, which, on the occasion of General Paez's first departure from this city, es corted him to the vessel which bore him to Venez uela. The General having, In consequence of an accident, dislocated his foot, the horse guards on that occasion dlsmouuted, carried him In a hospital bier down to the North lUver and placed him on board. The hearse and the cortdgo, consisting or a dozen carriages, the first of wnlch contained Don Ramon Paez, son of the deceased, arrived AT ST. STEPHEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC ClU'RCO at half-past ten. By that time the beautiful church was comfortably filled in all Its parts. The coffin waa carried up to the loot of the chancel and placed upon a bier, on two sides ol which stood six candlesticks with burning wax candles. Upon the coffin were rour floral wreaths, while at the head and foot were placed In an upright position two large crosses made ol immortelles. TUE 3KHVICE commenced by tho chanting of the office for the dead. This Us ted about Hi teen minutes, aftet which the solemn requiem mass began. Father Lynch was the celebrant, assisted by Fathers Flynn iiid Mcyulrk. The music throughout was grandly Impressive. There was a sadness and quiet jolemnlty In It that struck the listeners with awe. rhcre was no address delivered. Alter the re julem the top part of the lid of the coffin waa opened, and through a glass plate waa visible the ace of the Illustrious patriot, calm and peaceful in the eternal sleep of death, lliose who desired were now given a chance to ook for the last time at the features or the dead. A great many availed themselves of the opportu nity, passing in a line arouud the coffin. The lid was then rastened down again and the remains were conveyed in mournful procession through the' church while tbe choir chanted a seiemn dirge. The coffin bore a small steel plate, with the follow ing inscription:? tANTONYSfTkI' T $ Murlo en Nueva York, el 6 de Mayo de ? A los H4 anos de edad. TI1E REMAINS, followed by the pali-l>earers, were then taken to the cemetery in second street, near Second ave nue, and there temporarily placed in a vault. They will, however, And a final resting place in his na tive land, ror It Is expected that tbe government and people ol Venezuela will claim back the re mains of the great patriot, and bury him wltb mill' tary honors. General Paez received, only a weel before his death, a letter from Guzman Blanco, tM present President of Venezuela, invitin* &l,n " return to bis native country. 1873. |

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