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Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Forty Nine

Submitted by Reva Wagner & Sandy Wagner
Scrapbook belongs to Mildred Sweet, now age 99, and had been created by her mother Edyth UPDYKE "Sweet"
These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.

LILLEY--MANLEY---In East Canton, March 19th, at the residence of Thos. MANLEY by Rev. S.P. GATES, Sumner LILLEY and Sarah A MANLEY.
    The pleasant home of Thom. S. MANLEY, of East Canton, was the scene of a very happy event on Wednesday afternoon, March 19th, it being the occasion of the marriage of his daughters, Miss Lydia O. and Arthur M. MASON, and Miss Sarah A. to C. Sumner LILLEY.  Guests to the number of nearly one hundred had been invited, nearly all of whom were present.  The presents were numerous and elegant, comprising nearly all of whom were present.  The presents were numerous and elegant, comprising nearly everything useful and ornamental that one finds in the modern household.  Silver tea sets, silver castors, butter dishes, pickle dishes, hanging lamps, handsome tea sets, hand painted and hand embroidered pin cushions, carpet sweepers, toilet sets, bed spreads, towels, napkins, two sets Chamber's encyclopedia,&c.   Canton Sentinel

   One of the events of the Xmas tide season was the wedding on Wednesday evening of last week, which filled the M.E. church with a large audience, the occasion being the marriage of Gertrude E. CORNELL, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George CORNELL, to Edwin Frank LOOMIS, founder and proprietor of the Troy Register.  The decorations were carried out in the color scheme of green and white.  Ropes of laurel brought from the ceiling over the chandelier were fastened at the four corners of the church with bows of white fulle, while festoons of laurel caught with bows garlanded the edge of the platform.  A fretwork of laurel hid the organ from view, while post of laurel, lighted artistically, and all surmounted by a marriage bell of greenery, and arches of laurel at the end of the aisles, through which the bridal party appeared, completed the arrangements.  A preliminary organ recital while guests were congregating, was rendered by Miss Bess Lee GALLATIN, at the close of which the following ribbon bearers, all prettily, but simply attired, entered, carrying ribbons of tulle through the three aisles, which heralded the approach of the wedding party; the Misses Julia PRICE, Louise WILLIAMS, Jessie LUCKEY, Troy, Leafy NICHOLS, Corning, Edith STONE, Mabel HAGER, Nellie SMITH,, and Carrie LINDLEY, Canton.  Those entering from the central aisle were the maid of honor, Miss Ruth MURRAY PECK, gowned in white silk mulie and carrying a shower bouquet of hyacinths and asparagus ferns, followed by the bride, who was radiant in white crepe de Paris over white silk with tulle veil, carrying white bride roses and leaning on the arm of her father, while from the left aisle the brides maids, the Miss Bertha BENJAMIN of Trenton, N.J., Miss Ella Mae FOSTER if Canton, Miss Jenny SHAW of Trenton, NJ, and Miss Anna BOTTCHER of Troy, all becomingly gowned in white of a filmy texture and carrying bouquets of white hyacinths, while from the right entrance the best man, Ralph :LOOMIS, ushers, F.E. VANDYNE, Wilbur PARSONS, Edwin GRANT, and Carl FANNING jr., of Towanda, the groom and officiating clergyman, all met at the altar, where the ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.E. HALL, at the close of which all the party joined in repeating the Lord's prayer, when the organ pealed forth the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, and the party left the church and repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held.
    After congratulations a fine wedding menu was served under the supervision of Troy's famed cateress, Miss Jean NELSON.  The house was decorated in colors befitting the Xmas tide season, while the bride's table was unusually pretty and effective.  A large red bell, suspended over the table, from which streamers of a corresponding color were attached and fastened at the four corners of the table, still enhanced by a table mirror, candelabra and red and white carnations.  An attractive feature of the affair was the array of presents, of cut glass, silver, linen, rugs, furniture, etc..
    The guests present besides the bridal party were Judge A.C. FANNING and Mrs. FANNING, Miss Edith LOOMIS, Towanda, J.W. STONE, Lee BROOKS, Floyd INNES and wives, Ted BURKE, Mary ADAMS, Canton, Mr and Mrs. M.F. NICHOLS, Perry NICHOLS, Corning, Miss Apphia ANDREWS, Athens, Mr and Mrs Clarence PECKHAM, Edith, Winifred, Mildred, Helen, Jennie PECKHAM, O.F. PECKHAM, Laura, Eunice and Ida PECKHAM, Mr and Mrs. R.K. CORNELL, Merle CORNELL, Mr. and Mrs Henry Cornell and Miss Elizabeth DEVON, Columbia X Roads; Mrs. A.E. HALL, Mrs. Marie LOOMIS and Miss Martha ANDREWS.
    The bride and groom left on the late train south for a trip to Philadelphia and New York.
 

                                                            Yesterday's ROBBINS-POMEROY Wedding

    Yesterday afternoon at half after two occurred a most charming wedding at "North View," the home of Mr and Mrs. Otis F. ROBBINS, near Mansfield, when their only daughter, Jesse Elizabeth, became the bride of John Webber POMEROY of this place.  The rooms were beautifully decorated with ground pine, bitter sweet berries and boughs of yellow autumn leaves.  In the hall where the ceremony was to take place, the stairway was wound the corner by the windows where the bridal party were to stand, ran a screen of laurel greens, topped by a band of French marigolds, above which festoons of ground pine fell from a bunch of the same yellow blossoms.
    The guests were received in the parlor by Mr. and Mrs. ROBBINS, Mrs. ROBBINS wearing a gown of biscuit colored Rajah, Mr. and Mrs. John RUGGLES of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald ROBBINS, Mr. and Mrs. Archibald RUGGLES, Mr. and Mrs. George LAY, Mr and Mrs. Walter J. RUGGLES, Towanda, Mr C. Burton POMEROY, Mr and Mrs. Fayette B. POMEROY, Mr. and Mrs. John T. SHAW of Detroit, Mich.  During the assembling of the guests, a most beautiful musical program was rendered by the orchestra stationed in an adjoining room-Miss Anna BOTTCHER, violinist, Mr. Henry SHERMAN, trombonist, and Miss Amelia LAMPKIN, pianist.  The selections included
Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser WAGNER
Largo..........................................HANDEL
Prize Song from Die Meistersinger...WAGNER
Lullaby from Jocelyn...........................GODARD
O, Fair and Sweet and Holy...................CANTOR
Thy Beaming Eyes.............................MacDOWELL
Waltzes from Faust.................................GOUNOD
Introduction and Third Act of Lohenfrin and Bridal
Chorus....................................................WAGNER
    As the first chords of the Bridal Chorus were sounded the bridal party entered the room.  First came Rev. Edward P. MORSE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Troy, and The Rev. Alexander G. CAMERON, pastor of the Sylvania Presbyterian church, followed by the groom, attended by his brother, Edwin POMEROY, as best man.  After them came Helen RUGGLES of Athens, and Dorothy RUGGLES of Towanda, with the streamers of ground pine which made the aisle for the bride and which were held at the other end by Miss PAINE and Miss SALTMARSH.  They were followed by the flower girl, little Mary Anna ROBBINS, carrying a basket of white asters.  The three little girls all wore frocks of white swiss embroidery.  The maid of honor, Miss Henrietta POMEROY, followed, wearing a gown of white china crepe with Irish lace and carrying a large bunch of maiden hair ferns tied with yellow ribbon.  Te bride then entered, leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away.  She was beautiful in a gown of white chiffon crepe de Chine, made princess, with Mechlin lace and pearl ornaments.  Her voluminous tulle veil, which fell to the edge of her long train, was held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms, a spray of the same waxen flowers being caught to her shoulder.  These blossoms were the "something old" which every bride must wear, having adorned another bride in the POMEROY family.  She carried a bouquet of bride's roses and wore at her throat a diamond and pearl brooch, the gift of the groom.  After the entrance of the party the streamers of ground pine were gathered in the he form of a V and held by Brewster RUGGLES of Towanda.  "Ben Bott" was played softly during the short but impressive ring ceremony performed by Rev. Edward P. MORSE, in which  Rev. Alexander CAMERON offered the prayer.
    Soon after receiving congratulations, the bride and groom led the way to the dining room.  In the center of the bride's table was a basket of marigolds, the handle decorated with a yellow satin bow.  Crystal baskets filled with marigolds were at wither end and the light came from white candles in crystal candlesticks.  The place cards were decorated with yellow nasturtiums in water colors.  The buffet was banked at the top with marigolds and lighted by ten candles.  At this table, besides the bride and groom, were seated Mr. and Mrs. Archibald ROBBINS, Mr.and Mrs. John T. SHAW, Detroit,Mich., Mr and Mrs. Fayette B. POMEROY, Mrs George O. HOLCOMBE, Miss POMEROY, Mr Edwin POMEROY, and Mr Horace Burton POMEROY of New York.  the other relatives and friends were seated at small tables in other rooms, the luncheon being served by St. Peter;Peter's Guild.
    During the afternoon the orchestra played selections from various operas.  A delightful event was a solo by the bride.  For some time a leader of the Presbyterian choir of Troy, her rich contralto voice has been loved by all who have heard, and when she sang "Beauty's Eyes" by TOSTOI, her listeners stood spellbound.  As she ascended the stairs to don her traveling suit, she threw her bouquet which was caught by Miss Eloise MITCHELL, the nine parts being divided among the girls grouped together.  Some of these bunches contained the fateful pieces, the ring being found by Miss Ruth PECK, the coin by Miss POMEROY and the thimble by Miss LAMKIN.  The bride's going away costume was a blue silk chiffon broadcloth with blue silk blouse and hat of blue panne velvet.
    The bride and groom, Mr. Burton POMEROY, Mr. and Mrs. SHAW, Mr. Edwin POMEROY and Mr Horace POMEROY drove to "Stone Acres," the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette POMEROY, where they took dinner, the bride and groom leaving on the midnight train for Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
    Mrs. POMEROY, who has been connected with Troy society for the past few years, is a most charming and talented young woman, who in this space of time has made for herself a host of friends.  Before becoming the leader of the Presbyterian choir, she was for some time connected with the choirs of various churches in Philadphia and Germantown.
    The groom is one of the elder sons of Mr C. Burton POMEROY and has long been noted for his business ability and many sterling qualities.
    On their return, Mr. and Mrs. POMEROY will reside at the homestead," POMEROY Place," which has for some time been the property of Mr. POMEROY.
 

    A fine little daughter came Monday to gladden the home of Mr and Mrs. John W. POMEROY.  The little stranger has been named Sophia Elizabeth after her grandmother and mother.     NO DATE!!  Was under the above.

                                                               ANDRUS---SWEET
     Arthur SWEET and Miss Lydia ANDRUS were married at the home of the bride in Troy at the noon hour on Wednesday, December 14th.  The immediate families made up the wedding party, and included M.H. SWEET, Lucy A. SWEET, Mrs. M.A. SWEET, Mrs. A.M. CORNELL, Harold CORNELL and Mrs Fanny PORTER.  The parlors were prettily decorated with evergreen.  Miss Mae LAMPMAN of Mountain Lake played the wedding march, James ANDRUS acted as best man, and Miss Pearl HOWLAND as bridesmaid.  The bride was gowned in blue silk taffeta trimmed in cream appliqué.  A fine array of presents betokened the love and best wishes of many friends.  A dining room set in quartered oak consisting of sideboard, table and chairs, silverware, and $165.00 in money made up some of the substantial gifts.
    Jenne NELSON acted as caterer and served an elaborate dinner in her usual style.     NO DATES!!!
 

                                                              POMEROY----McKNIGHT
 

    A notable event socially was the wedding at 6:30 last evening of Miss Henrietta Davison POMEROY, the accomplished  only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Merrick POMEROY, to Mr Francis Herron MCKNIGHT of New York.  The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, the Rev. Edward P. MORSE, in the presence of a company of about 300, in the First Presbyterian church which was effectively decorated with Japanese clematis and a wealth of gladioli.  Beginning at 6 o'clock the following organ and trombone numbers were given by Mrs. Amelia LAMKIN WEIGESTER and Mr. Henry SHERMAN;
March from Athalia...........Mendelssohn
Valse 6.....................................Chopin
Walter's Prize Song..................Wagner
Gavotte, from Mignon,...............Thomas
Trombone Solo--Largo................Handel
Military March.........................Schubert
Serenade.....................................Nolch
Introduction to Third Act and Bridal Chor-
us............................................Wagner

    With the Bridal Chorus the wedding party entered.  The Nocturne from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream was softly played during the ceremony, swelling to the Wedding March as they left the church.  The bride entered with her sister and was given in marriage by her father.  She was beautifully gowned in cream satin with court train, old family lace, and tulle veil with orange blossoms.  She carried white Japanese anemonies.  Her attendants were her sister, Miss Mary DAVISON of New York, Miss Theodosia DE RIEMER HAWLEY of New York, and Miss Charlotte PAINE of Troy, bridesmaids; Misses Alice and Frances DAVISON, flower girls, in pink chiffon, carrying baskets of white cosmos, and Master Harry DAVISON, page.  Mr. T. H.B. McKNIGHT of Pittsburg, was best man.  The ushers were Mr J.C. SCOTT of Canton,Ohio, Mr Charles CHUBB and Mr. Watson ADAIR of Pittsburg,NY; Mr. Herbert HOLCOMBE of Philadelphia and Mr Samuel HAMILTON, of Jamestown, NY.
    On account of the ill health of Mrs. POMEROY the reception and wedding were at the handsome home of the bride's cousin, Mrs. George O. HOLCOMBE, next door.  Invitations were limited to relatives and three of four near friends of the POMEROY family.  White cosmos predominated in the floral decorations.  The music was by Mrs. WEIGESTER, Henry SHERMAN, and Miss Anna BOTTCHER.  For dinner which was served by St. Peter's Guild, the guests were seated at three tables as follows;  At the brides table the bridal party and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKNIGHT and Mrs Harlan McKNIGHT, of Pittsburgh; Mr and Mrs. D.E. POMEROY of Englewood; Mr. and Mrs Henry McKNIGHT of New York; Mrs. G. O. HOLCOMBE; Mr. N.M. POMEROY, Miss Lucile CHURCHILL, of Erie, Miss Alice P. SMITH, of Elmira.
    Mr and Mrs. Samuel JEWELL of Canton; Mr. and Mrs KNOX, of Johnstown; Mrs. B.L. TRUMAN of Owego; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. LAMKIN, Mrs M.B. BALLARD, Mr. Wilson WEIGESTER, Mrs E.P. MORSE, Mrs B.B. MITCHELL, Mrs. C.M. KNOX.
    Mrs. William SALLMON of New Haven; Dr. ROE of Rochester; Rev. E.P. MORSE, Mr. Liston BLISS, Dr. M.P. BALLARD, Mrs S.B. WILLET, Miss Jennie LONG, Towanda; Rev. Charles H. McKNIGHT, Elmira.
    Master Harry DAVISON and Frances and Alice Davison of New York.
    Mr. McKNIGHT, the bridegroom, is the Secretary of the group of bankers who financed the Chilnese loan--J.P. MORGAN & Co., KUHU, LOEB &Co., the National Bank all of New York.  He formerly resided in Pittsburg, where still reside his twp brothers, one of whom is treasurer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
    The bride received many valuable gifts---an exquisite diamond brooch from the groom, securities from her father and brother, a grand piano from Mr. and Mrs. D.E. POMEROY, chest of household silver from the Messers McKNIGHT, etc..
  Mr. and Mrs. McKNIGHT left last night for Gloucester, Mass., where they will occupy for a time the beautiful Italian cottage of Miss Mary DAVISON.  They will also during their honeymoon motor through New England.  They will be at home after January 1st in New York at 138 East Fortieth street.
 

AN HOUR WITH THE SOLDIERS OF CARLISLE---WHAT THEY DO WITH THEIR MONEY.   Harrisburg, April 5, 1864

  Mr. Messrs.Editors;    Knowing a number of the boys form Bradford, who had recently volunteered in the United States service were still at Carlisle, yesterday I took a seat in one of the "yellow cars," and rode over to see them.  I arrived in the camp about ten o'clock a.m., and was soon surrounded by "our boys in blue," many of them I knew very well, and many of whom I did not know personally, but they all seemed equally pleased to see a friend from the outside world.  They all appeared cheerful and hearty, and anxious  to do their duty faithfully.  They informed me that they had just received notice that they were to move for their new regiments in the front at half past twelve o'clock that day and they would be on the train with me to Harrisburg.  Soon some one asked me if I would take charge of his bounty money, and deliver it to his wife, when I went home.  Of course I consented to do so gladly.  Another made a similar request soon after, and in five minutes it was generally known that I was willing to deliver their surplus funds to their friends and I was taken possession of by storm.  In less than an hour they put into my care near two thousand dollars, in sums from forty to ninety--all consigned to father, brother, or wife.  One little fellow from Orwell-- I think they called him Charlie--was very anxious that his money should be all right, and desired me to count it over and over again, for said he," I may be killed, and I want our folks to make all they can out of me."

   Having taken charge of all the money presented to me, and I hope accommodated all who desired my services and said my parting good-bye to them, I passed out of the camp, feeling my visit had been opportune for our soldier boys, and very pleasant all around, and feeling, too, that although the soldier spends his money recklessly and foolishly many times, yet he never quite forgets his duty to himself and the dear ones at home.

   When the train had passed a mile or more from the town of Carlisle, we found a goodly number of the recruits drawn up along the road.  The train stopped and they were soon on board, and they did come down with me on the train as they had said.  I saw them march through the streets of Harrisburg with full ranks, but whoever shall see those regiments in these streets, when they shall return from the bloody fields before them, will look in vain for many of those who went out from among us so cheerfully and proudly to-day.  But "God is above all," and in His hands we must leave them.

Yours truly,
D. LILLEY

Horace GREELEY--editorial 1878

        The country has already been made acquainted with the mad and sudden death of the great man whose name is written above.  He died on Friday evening, Nov. 29th, at ten minutes before seven o'clock.
         Until a day or two before, but very few knew that his life was imperiled, although it was known that his nervous system was much prostrated by the great anxiety and affliction caused by the sickness and death of his much loved wife; increased somewhat, by the bitterness of the campaign through which he had just passed.  The facts given concerning his last illness in the papers of the day succeeding his death, show that his troubles were far more serious than the worst reports represented them previously.  Sad as it is to state the fact, the last days of the great editor were shadowed by acute mania, and he died in a private asylum in Westchester County under the care of Dr. Geo. C. CHOSTE.  A brief statement of some of the facts that led to this lamentable conclusion, is proper, and will be expected by the readers of the STAR.
      Upon his nominations for the Presidency by the Liberal Convention held in this city, in May, last, Mr Greeley, at once withdrew from the management of the TRIBUNE, so that nothing could be charged to him that appeared in its columns, which savored of partisan bias.  His intention was to remain in quiet and comparative seclusion during the campaign. But this was impossible,and after his nomination by the Conventions, the Eastern and Western tours, now memorable forever in connection with his history, were urged upon him by his political advisers.  These trips were very exhausting and told visibly on Mr. GREELEY'S health.  Meantime Mrs. GREELEY'S health was rapidly failing, and she, ( having been removed to the residence of Mr. Alvin J. JOHNSON , in New York city,) now called for his constant attention.  While passing sleepless nights by her bedside, Mr. GREELEY started show symptoms of great mental depression.  He thought much of the campaign, and felt keenly the harsh accusations of the opposition press.  On one occasion he said, " If they make the issue that I am the rebel candidate, I am bound to be defeated."  When the reports of the state elections began to indicate the possibilities of the Presidential elections, his friends began to entertain fears that defeat might prove fatal to him.. When Mrs. GREELEY died on the morning of October 30th, he was much hurt because he was not allowed to sit up with her.  After her funeral he seemed to lose all interest in others and gave way to deepest dejection.

About this time he gave positive evidence of mental derangement.
      The November election seemed to have no interest for him, and he received the news of his defeat with perfect indifference.  He began to talk much about his private affairs, criticized the course of the opposition papers, accused his friends of having betrayed him, etc..  Medical advice was sought by his friends and he became better.  About this time he write the letter resuming the editorial management of the TRIBUNE.  In the paper the next day, November 8th, after which this card appeared, was an article which was very offensive to many of Mr. GREELEY'S friends, especially among the Democrats.  He at once wrote a card disavowing its authorship; but this was suppressed by Whitelaw REID, managing editor.  The Democratic papers naturally attributing the offensive article to Mr. GREELEY very severe in their remarks upon it, accusing him of the basest ingratitude.  This wounded Mr. GREELEY very much and he sent another card to Mr. REID, denying the authorship of the offending article.  This Mr. REID was cruel enough to suppress, and from that time Mr. GREELEY ceased to frequent the TRIBUNE office, although two or three of his authorships appeared afterward.  From the time his symptoms grew worse.  On November 20th, a consultation was held, and it was decided that it was best to place him with Dr. CHOSTE, near Pleasantville, which was some two or three miles from Mr. GREELEY'S residence at Chappaqua.  Here he received the unremitting attention of Dr. CHOSTE, had here Dr. Brown SEQUARD, Dr. BROWN and others were called in for consultation.  The insomnia had developed into it inflammation of the brain and under this the patient rapidly sank.  At times he was delirious, at times as clear headed as ever.  He lost flesh and strength with startling rapidity, and in a few days the possibility of his speedy death forced itself into unwilling recognition.
   It was not, however, says the TRIBUNE, till Thursday that his associates and family brought themselves to admit it, and even then they still clung to is faith in the vigor of his constitution.  On Wednesday night he failed very rapidly.  Thursday afternoon and evening he seemed somewhat easier.  During the night he slept very uneasily, muttering occasionally, and frequently raising his right hand.  Toward morning he was more quiet, and between 8 and 9 o'clock fell into a nearly unconscious condition, which continued with some intervals throughout the day.  He mad occasional exclamations, but few of them, in consequence of his extreme weakness and apparent inability to finish what he began, were intelligible.  About noon, however, he said quite distinctly, and with some force "I know that my Redeemer lived.
    During the day he recognized various people, his daughter many times and the members of his household at Chappaqua, Mr John R. STUART and Mr. REID.  On the whole he suffered little, seeming to have no more that the ordinary restlessness which accompanies the last stage of disease.  During the day his extremities were cold, and there was no pulse at the wrist.  The action of the heart was very intermittent and constantly diminishing in force.  He had not asked for water nor had been willing to drink since his stay at Dr. CHOSTES', but during Friday asked for it frequently, and up to a half hour to the end he manifested in various ways his consciousness of what was going on around him, and even answered in monosyllables and intelligently, questions addressed to him.
    About half past 3 O'clock he said very distinctly, "It is done," and beyond the briefest answers to questions, this was his last utterance.
    His youngest daughter, Miss Gabrielle, was with him through Thursday evening.  Throughout Friday, the eldest daughter, Miss Ida was in constant attendance, as she had been during the whole of his illness, and of Mrs. GREELEY'S before him.
    Other members of his Chappaqua household were present, Mr. and Mrs. John R. STUART and a few other friends.  Nothing that science or affection could suggest was wanting to ease the last hours.  The wintry night had fairly set in when the inevitable hour came.  Without sleighs were running to and fro, bearing to Chappaqua, the nearest telegraph station, the latest bulletins, which the thousand of anxious hearts in the great city near by kept demanding.  Within, the daughter and a few others stood near the dying man, who remained conscious and seemingly rational and free from pain, though now to weak to speak.  In the adjoining room sat one or two more friends and the physician.
    At ten minutes before 7 o'clock the watchers drew back in reverent stillness from the bedside.  The great editor was gone in peace, after so many struggles in honor, after so much obloquy.
    Now that Mr. GREELEY has gone, both friends and foes will better understand how great a power his life has been for good.  He was born in Amherst, N.H. February 3, 1811, and his early life was spent in comparative obscurity.  Always and independent thinker it was natural that he should be a radical.  He became  a Universalist when about fourteen, although he did not know there was a church advocating that doctrine until he went to New York as a journeyman printer, having learned that trade in Poultney, VT.  He was about twenty years old when he went to the great metropolis and about ten years after established the TRIBUNE, through the column of which he has spoken many noble words in favor of truth, virtue, and freedom: and at the same time sparing no pains to expose wrong and tyranny in every form.
    While bitter in his denunciations of the wrong-doer, he was always frank, generous and forgiving to the penitent.  During the great anti-slavery agitation, he was always in the front rank of the opposes of that "sum of all villainies," and during the war which followed, he upheld the Government in its efforts to save itself from destruction.  But no soon as the smoke of war ceased, he, true to his life-long principles of kindness to the fallen, advocated those measures of peace and reconciliation, which must at some time prevail if our country is ever thoroughly united.  His wish for universal amnesty and a thorough reconciliation was severely animadverted upon during the recent campaign; and many things were said that which we are certain will cause many a bitter reflection on the part of those who uttered them.  But years hence the name and character of Horace GREELEY will stand high in the estimation of the good and true, because then it will be seen, if not full received now, that the highest ambition of the man was to "leave the world a little better than he found it."  In the language of the TRIBUNE of Saturday, we can well "leave his praises to the poor whom he succored, to the lowly whom he lifted up, to the slave whose back he saved from the leash, to the oppressed whose wrongs he made his own."
 

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