Iron Valley Reporter Extra.
CAWAL DOVEE, OHIO, lUEBDAY MORNING, 8EPT. 20.
"Grod Moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."
Weep not, my friends, weep not for me,
All is well, all is well; My sins are pardoned. I am free.
All i$ well, all is well. There's! not a\cloud,. t|hat doth arlge To hide my Saviour from my eyes, I soon shall mount the upper skies,
All is well, all is well. Tune, tune your harps, ye saints in glory.
All is well, all is well, It will rehearse, the pleasing story,
All is well, all is well. Bright angels are from glory come, They're round my bed, they're in
my room, They wait to waft my spirit home.
All is well, all is well.
Special to Iron Valley Beporter. Cleveland, 0., Monday,
11:20 p. m. President Garfield died at ten minutes to eleven to-nignt.
Leader Feinting Company.
At last the long suspense is over, and our Nation mourns and will not be comforted! In palace and hovel, in the boundless forest and on the ocean's strand—everywhere that a habitation rears its roof to shelter a freeman's head and home, there to-day is desolation. The death-angel that swept o'er Sena.ch- erib's plain, again has poised her pinions on the murky air, and at one fell swoop swept not into eter¬ nity the "cohorts that gleamed with purple and gold," but from the uouch of lingering pain released the fettered soul of one of God's noblest noblemen. President Gar¬ field !
Since the assassin's bullet pierced the brain of that other grand lead¬ er of a free people, Abraham Lin¬ coln, we have known no such bitter grief as that which today rests like a funeral pall from ocean to ocean. James A. Garfield is no more! The emaciated body, the lustreless eye, the pulseless wrists, the stiffened form, are all that remain of him who gave promise of being one of the wisest of rulers.
This morQing as the bright sun¬ shine spreads over the refreshed earth, and peace reigns everywhere, the holy quiet is broken by the sad tolling of bells in every hamlet over our broad country. They be¬ gan pealing at the Jerse}' seaside at half past ten last night, and the mournful echo caught from village to village and now sweeps west¬ ward over our stricken land. The Nption mourns this morning as she never mourned before.
Why these sad afflictions are vis¬ ited upon a prosperous, happy Na¬ tion, we never may know, but he is wisest who can trulv believe " God doeiih all things well."
From the Pittsburg Commercial Gazette of this morning, we clip' the following:
The golden bowl is broken! The silver cord is loosened! The great heart of James A. Garfield ceased to beat last night, and the Nation mourns his loss to-day. For eleven weeks the hearts of the people have been alternating between hope and fear, sunshine and darkness, confi¬ dence and despondency. During the past few days it became appar¬ ent to all that the end was ap¬ proaching—that the President was already under the shadow of the dark wings of the Angel of Death, and that he must surrender the sceptre which a loving and confid¬ ing people had so recently placed in his hands. The tender sympa¬ thies of a stricken household, the untiring devotion of a noble wife, the touching solicitude of a vener¬ able mother, and the united prayers of a trembling Nation were una¬ vailing to stay the chastening Hand.
Great as is this calamity, and far-reaching as this may be in its effects, it cannot seriously disturb the business of the country or in¬ terfere with its peace and stability. His own words on the death of Mr. Lincoln are as applicable to-day as when he uttered them: "God reigns, and the Government at Washington still lives!" The coun¬ try can never know what it has lost in the cruel assassinatijin of its honored and beloved Chief Magis¬ trate, No President, since the
time of Washington, had ever ex¬ cited higher hopes in the public mind, and no one ever gave greater promise of a brilliant administra¬ tion. He had the intellectual train¬ ing, the ripe experience in states¬ manship, the moral firmness and the sterling patriotism necessary to devise and execute liberal thing? for the benefit of the whole cohu- try. Just why he has betMi strict en down on the threshold of his Ex'-icutive career, is a proposition too complex for human solution. It is not for us to question the dealings of Providence with us a-, a nation or as individuals, but rath¬ er to trust and believe in Him v\li() "doeth all things well."
There is no occasion whatever, for alarm, touching either the bus¬ iness of finances of the country. A great man has fallen, indeed—a noble, pure and devoted servant of the people—and. another President has fallen a martyr while serving at his country's altar. Like that of Lincoln, his memory will be em¬ balmed in the hearts of every true American, and his valor, his devo¬ tion to principle and his broad hu manity will shine brighter and brighter as the pages of history pass under the eyes of succeeding generations.
•""--Tiie ¦ibllovritij^ Avtts i^suedi by the attending surgeons:
9 A. M.—The condition of the President this morning continues unfavorable. Shortly after the is¬ sue of the evening bulletin he had a chill lasting fifteen minutes. The febrile rise following continued un¬ til 12 midnight, during which time the pulse ranged from 112 to 130. The sweating that followed was quite profuse. The cough which was troublesome during the chill gave him but little annoyance the remainder of the night. This morning at 8 the temperature is 98.8, pulse 106, and feeble, respira¬ tion 22. At 8:30 another chill came on, on account of which the dress¬ ing was temporarily postponed. Another bulletin will be issued at 12:30 o'clock.
Signed by the Surgeons.
6 p. m.—Though the gravity of President's condition continues, there has been no aggravation of symptoms since the noon bulletin was issued. He has slept most of the time, coughing but little, and with ease. The sputa remains un¬ changed. A sufQcient amount of nourishment has been taken and retained. Temperature 98.4, pulse 102, respiration 18.
Signed by the Surgeons.
I will try and send a daily paper to each of our country postmasters by mail to-day and to-morrow.
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