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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in
the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
IN addition to the interesting
sketches which we gave last week relating to
BOOTH'S capture we are able
this week to give illustrations of GARRETT'S
house, on the porch of which
BOOTH died, the ruins
barn in which the assassin was
shot, and the house in which
HAROLD resided near
the Navy-yard at Washington.
The case against the assassins develops new features.
JOHNSON has issued a proclamation declaring that there is evidence in the
Military Bureau which implicates in the assassination
JEFFERSON DAVIS, JACOB THOMPSON,
TUCKER, and other rebels, and offering $100,000 for the capture with-in
the United States of
DAVIS, and $25,000 each for
the capture of the others. What this evidence is
we can only vaguely conjecture, and therefore leave to further
development. The fact that
SANDERS and BEVERLY TUCKER
have, after most sturdily protesting
their innocence, deemed it after all wiser to flee from justice, will not
tend to produce a conviction of their innocence.
We give an illustration on page 317 of a meeting held in Johnson Square,
Savannah, April 22, to take action in regard to the death
of President LINCOLN.
Dr. VALENTINE MOTT.
VALENTINE MOTT, M.D., LL.D., whose
portrait we give on page 317, died on the 26th of April at his residence, No. 1
Gramercy Park. He was one of
the most eminent among our citizens, and will be
remembered not only as a very skillful surgeon but
also as a kind and philanthropic man. He was born
at Glencove, Long Island, August 22, 1785. His father, Dr. HENRY MOTT,
was for many years a practicing physician in this city. The son graduated
at Columbia College in 1806, and immediately
went to Europe, where he
pursued his studies with
great ardor and success.
At the age of twenty-four Dr. MOTT
was called to fill the chair of
Surgery at Columbia College, remaining there until 1813.
In 1820, he, with Drs. HOSACK, MITCHELL, FRANCIS, and others, established the Rutgers Medical
College. About 1830 he began to
devote his time to lectures and instruction,
and his great abilities have ever since been the pride of the profession.
His position as a surgeon was second to no living professor, and challenged
from the renowned Sir ASTLEY
COOPER the remarkable
has performed more of the great operations than any man living, or that
ever did live." Dr. MOTT has left several works of great
to science and literature,
among them a translation
of "Velpeau's Surgery," the " Mott Cliniques,"
" Travels in Europe and the East," " Trans-actions
of the New York Academy of Medicine," etc. Like the departure of
HOSACK, MITCHELL, and
FRANCIS, his co-laborers, the death of Dr.
will mark an era in the history of the profession.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S FUNERAL.
AFTER its departure from New York
city the funeral cortege moved on its way to Springfield, where
LINCOLN was buried May 9, 1865.
We give on pages 308, 309, and 317 illustrations
of the ceremonies along the line of the procession.
At Sing Sing a magnificent memorial arch was erected by the citizens over
the Hudson River Railroad, of which
we give a sketch on page 317. The
arch was 41 feet span outside, and 33 feet high, and
rested upon two pedestals. The whole was surmounted
by an urn, 7 1/2
feet high, from which drooped
the American flag. Over the urn was thrown a wreath of ivy.
At Cleveland the train arrived on the 28th. A building had been erected for the
especial purpose of receiving the
remains. The building was twenty-four
by thirty-six feet in dimensions, and was fourteen feet high from ground
to plate. The roof was
of pagoda style, and the rafters were covered with white cloth. Over the centre
of the main roof, and directly over
the catafalque, a second roof was raised about four feet, and covered in
like manner. The catafalque
consisted of a raised dais, four by twelve feet on the ground. The coffin
rested on this dais about two feet
above the floor. On the four corners stood columns supporting a canopy.
The columns were draped and wreathed
with evergreen and white flowers in the most beautiful manner. The
ceiling of the building was hung
with beautiful festoons of evergreen and flowers, while the four posts
which sustained on either side the
pagoda roof were hung with large rosettes of mingled evergreen and
magnolia of two varieties. Appropriate drapery hung from the cornice of the
building, and swung from pillar to pillar of the fairy structure. Gas lamps were
attached to the pillars of the catafalque and to other points of the building,
so that the remains could be easily seen at night, and to good advantage.
At Chicago the demonstration was, if possible, more impressive than at any other
stage of the route. Among these was an escort of torches to the funeral train,
showing the cortege as it passed to
thousands who were themselves wrapped in darkness. On page 309 we
illustrate the scene at the reception of the remains at Chicago. When the
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