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Death Of Bishop Haven

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B-hoi Haren ladead) The newi comei to us wifh a .sudIenness :iml a sadneswliich is overwliehniiijj. Wc rejoiced on liis appointment ti thi EpJaoofMCjr, and jiriilictni iiiuny yi'.-irs of rigna] uefalneM aml lionor in store for liim. Wc hoped that liis residence on tlie Pacific coast would be of great adrantage to Ua itsonally, añil ¦ graal hilÉling to the chiirch in that ragjofl. lint, alas! liéis dcail, awav in almust tlie remotest comer of our continent, in S:ili ni, Oregon, where lie was taken sick in tlie BOWM of li3 Ki)iscopal visitation. BUhop Haren waa one of the poreat and beat men lo America. Ilis whole eharaott'i- and polier wcre transparent a the light. lie was free froni all cliicunery aad ileceit. In everytliing he was open, candld, aml " above board." He alwayt aalth jnat wliat he íiiiant, aml he was as truc to his Word M thu nceiUc to the pole. Hia promise was better t Iir.ii any legal bond and attertatlon. Ha was a truc Mead, "one that stlcketb cioaer than a brother.", 'S"'1''1,",' tlint, ly any uní er act he liad datignedly or uiulesijrncdly giren pain to aimtliir human soul. The DKWt unsellish man we ever kni'w - he would sacrifice Uaowa aH and fcc the sake af olhi-rs and if iu any way, hy any amount of 'llort, he rould serve aaotlier, lio was uttirly obliviousof self. AiuUvithall he was .-o inod unostentations, and so patient. He never seemed to lose, for one moment, liis perfect self-control. We wonder if any one can rpinenibcr an unkind word he ever spoki-, or an iintair or Dnge&eroua :nt be erer perionnsd. Looking at him we feit constrained to say : ¦¦ BekoM an Israfütc Indeed on wbom there was no guile." BUhop (laven Ured In our midft for manyyears, lirst as i professor, and tlicn fOTMVM years as PnaidMl oí the l'nivenKy e Michigan. Thm mu )hh of liis idmiuistration were "the golden age" in tlic lü.-tory of the university. He was the lir-t to secure direct appropriatton tümUilii.-' ' 'slutiin; of f'i.ttatft Jjtf.AVr" of-a-mill tax in perpetuity. was secured liy hi eflferta HtOM days were days ui' hannony anl petMe. The facultles were a band of brothers. Tbc stilden ts lon-d the l'r.'-i.liiit a i'ather. und he cxuitnl on thi'in the most rfaoleMMM and the purest of lUhiences. Jlis Sabbath aftenioon lectures were ahvayn attencied by crowds, and religious lifc in the university was decided and -trun,. Hu was uneiuivocally a Mn l,odist. but lic was a more deeided and inn - Ketic C'liristian. JIc knew liow to b. teous and just to all otlier denominations. And so cureful wa he not to allow his ohurcli connection to inllueiice liini in liis adiiunistration, that lic nuver KMBltUtted a .M.'iliodist lor a profMonhlp. When he came to the univtr-ily as I'resident, he encountered from ceitain (marters the bitterest opposition, lut in his candor, his equity, his klndness, he couquerod and "¦M'i .iway every vcsugc (.f bad feiTui;; ; nnd when he WW it his duty to retire, he was respected and esteemed by all the professors, and beloved by all the student-. Dr. Haven was not a ,'reat scholar in any one direction, but he had a thorough and adequate aciaintance with all the subjects which form put of a univtisit.v curriculum. He was versatile, rcady, and 'lcar, as u writcr and speaker. Called upon at any time, and under any conditions, ba always dtd himself and liis subject jus tice. As ii man, sdiolur, au educator, a 'hristian minister. w. liad few equals umi to-dny, it s.ciih toour oyes, there is a large blank spuoe lelt in our world; but the ""O' oí tliis great man will live, aml lus lafluence will be feit foryearsto come, and n niany lumls. fOCWf men will be living noble and useful livcs m the result of nspiratioD.


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