Death of a valuable public officer and citizen.
--In the demise of Mr. Micajah Bates
, which occurred suddenly on yesterday, our city has lost a faithful servant, and society a useful member.
For a term of thirty years he served the city, first as City Surveyor, then under a new arrangement as Superintendent
of Streets In private life, Mr. Bates
' cultivated mind, sprightly and agreeable conversation, made him a most welcome companion.
Although his line of occupation was uncongenial, his poetical talent occasionally gave forth such emanations as showed that he might have shone in quite a different sphere from that of the Mathematician and Engineer.
In the domestic circle Mr. B's warmth and tenderness of affection made him, in his large family, a centre of interest and attraction, of which their tears, and those of sympathizing friends, are the only fitting eulogy.