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THE lOCK TSL.AND ARGUS. MONDAY, MAY 30, 1910.
HONORS FOR THE
LIVING AND DEAD
Srateful People in Tribute to
the Veterans of the Civil
CALLED TO REST
S. R. Van Sant, Reception Guest
EIGHTY IN THE PARADE
Those Who Are Able Insist in Keep
ing Step to. Martial Music Ex
ercises at Court House.
All honors were shown the civil
war veterans who turned out this
morning to take part in the annual
Memorial day parade and services
at the court house square. Tnere
were 80 of the old soldiers In the
march and most of them insisted
upon ' walking, despite the fact that
a number of automobiles were gen
erously tendered for the purpose of
carrying them. A number of the
veterans who felt unequal to the task
of marching accepted the courtesy
tendered them and rode, there being
' nine automobiles. containing old sol
diers In the line of the parade. Wil
liam MoConochle, commander of
John Buford post of the G. A. R.,
was at the head bf the old soldiers'
.A score of veterans of the Spanish
war, belonging to Slboney Bay camp,
were In the parade, and they were
accorded ' honors second only to the
civil war soldiers, the saviours of
Those In Line.
The parade was formed at the court
house square on Third avenue under
the direction of General Edward Kit-
tilsen, marshal of the day, and his
aides, all mounted. The line was com
posed as follows:
Platoon of police.
General Kittilsen and aides.
Mayor G. W. McCaskrin and city
Fire department. Chief Newberry,
three wagons and the hook and lad
Drill team of Camp 26, M. W. A.
urill team of the Loyal Order of
School children, 1,000 boys and
Company A. I. N. G., with drum
and bugle corps.
Eighth division of the Illinois na
Siboney Bay camp, Spanish-American
John Buford post, G. A. R., head
ed by the Rock Island fife and drum
Automobiles containing old sol
diers, members of the Women's Re
lief corps and speaker.
Salute Old Soldiers.
The line of march was east on
Third avenue to Twentieth street,
north to Second avenue and west to
Fourteenth. As the parade came to
Fourteenth street, the civic societies,
including the police, city officials,
drill teams and school children, halt
ed and allowed the military organiza
tions to march on past and south on
Fourteenth street. Then Company
x and the naval reserves dropped
out and drew up in company fronts
to salute the veterans. The younger
veterans of the Spanish war went on
past after being saluted and in turn
drew up, and the whole line paid
homage to the soldiers of the Grand
Army of the Republic as the rem
nants of that once mighty array
went past. A dozen of the old sol
diers carried a huge American flag,
while the rest marched two abreast
Prog-ram Carried Oat.
At the conclusion of the parade,
the services at the west side of the
court house commenced, H. B. Hay-
den being master of ceremonies. The
principal address was made by Judge
Henry E. Burgess of Aledo. After
the program had started, the school
children, naval reserves and the Wo
man's Relief corps repaired to the
river, where the usual observances
were carried out in honor of the sail
ors who met their death in the war.
The program follows:
Program at Court Honae.
Bugle, assembly call George
Patriotic selection Stroehle's
Song, "The Star Spangled Ban
ner," or "Illinois" By 1,000 school
children under management of Direc
tor E. L. Philbrook.
Opening prayer Rev. H. W.
Song, "The Gray and Blue" Me
Introduction Professor H. B.
Oration Hon. Judge Henry E.
Song, "The Red, White and Blue"
Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg
address Miss Laura Anderson.
Song, "Pin My Grand Army Badge
on My Breast" Quartet.
Services at the Monument.
Music Stroehle's band and mar
Grand Army service
post 243, G. A. R.
Salute to the dead
6th Illinois infantry.
-By the audi-
Taps, last bugle call George
Benediction Rev. H. C. First.
Music Stroehle's band.
At Chippiannock Cemetery.
The afternoon services were held
in Chipplannock cemetery. Cars left
Market square at 1:15 and the cer
emonies commenced at 2:30. Wil
liam McConochie was master of cer
emonies and J. W. Crandall, past
commander of the post, was marshal
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Commander-in-Chief of Grand Army of the Republic, Gives Memorial Ad
dress This Afternoon at Rock Island Arsenal; Moline Club
to Entertain in His Honor This Evening.
of the day.
The program was as
bugle call George
Song, "Sleep On, Oh Happy He
Decoration of soldiers' graves
G. A. R. and S. W. V.
Opening prayer Rev. H. C. First.
Song, "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" School children.
Introduction William McCbno-
Oration Bernard D. Connelly.
Song, "Soldiers Rest in Peace"
Patriotic selection Stroehle'g
Grand Army service John Buford
post 243, G. A. R.
Tan Sant Speaka at Arsenal.
Graham post, G. A. R., Moline, and
August Wentz post, Davenport, had
charge of the memorial exercises at
the national cemetery on Rock Is
land arsenal this afternoon, a large
concourse of people assembling from
the tri-cities to pay tribute to the
soldier dead who sleep there. The
address was by S. R. Van Sant of
St. Paul, commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army and former governor of
Minnesota. In the morning Mr. Van
Sant visited LeClaire, Iowa, to dec
crate the graves of his mother and
father and other loved ones who rest
in the village cemetery there.
This morning the soldiers' graves
in Riverside cemetery, Moline. were
decorated by the members of Gra
ham post. There was an address by
Rev. F. E. Shult, pastor of Spencer
Memorial Methodist church, this
Catholic Societies Have Exercises.
The Catholic organizations of the
city united in a memorial service
this morning in Calvary cemetery,
where an altar had been improvised
for the celebration of the holy mass,
Rev. William Cleary being celebrant.
The organizations taking part were
Allouez council, Knights of Colum
bus. Madonna court. Daughters of
Isabella, and the Western Catholic
union. The sermon was by Dean J.
J. Quinn, who dwelt on the patriotic
import of Memorial day to the peo
ple of the nation and the debt of
gratitude that every citizen of the
republic owed to those who gave up
their lives that the union might sur
vive. A chorus choir sang the mass,
and there were three patriotic selec
tions, "America," "Columbia, the Gem
of the Ocean" and "The Star Span
gled Banner." "The Vacant Chair"
was sung as an offertory.
Veterans at Charcb Service.
Rev. H.jW. Reed preached a me
morial sermon at the First Baptist
church yesterday morning. It was
given for the benefit of the patriotic
organizations of the city, and , John
Buford post, G. A. R., Siboney Bay
camp, U. S. W. V., the naval re
serves. Ladies of the Grand Army,
Women's Auxiliary to the Spanish
War Veterans and the Woman's Re
lief corps attended as a body.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office of
the mayor, 9 a. m., June 11,1910, for
the construction of a sewer on Sev
enth street, from the sewer on Fifth
avenue to the Grant school on Elev
enth avenue and Seventh street.
Plans and specifications on file at
the office of the city engineer.
Contractor will be paid in bonds
bearing Interest at 5 per cent, which
bonds must be taken at par, and to be
delivered not later than Jan. 2, 1911.
All bids must be accompanied by
flirVi sms n -r1 1 a4 mVi aaIt In 4Va AmMint
of 10 per cent of the aggregate of theJ
bid, and payable to the order of the
president of the board of local im
provements. GEORGE W. McCASKRIN,
President of Board of Local Improve
ments. Wallace Treichler, Engineer.
Never hesitate about giving Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy to children.
It contains no opium or other narcotics
and can be given with Implicit confi
dence. As a quick cure for coughs
and colds to which children are sus
ceptible, it is unsurpassed. Sold by
VAN SANT A GUEST
Reception at Moline for Grand
TO BE HELD AT THE CLUB
People of Entire County Are Invited
to Meet Distinguished Rock
Moline Is to tender a public recep
tion this evening to Samuel R, Van
Sant, commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army 'of the Republic, who was the
Memorial day orator at the national
cemetery, Rock Island arsenal, this
afternoon. Mr. Van Sant, who is an
old Rock Island county boy, formerly
was governor of Minnesota.
He arrived In Moline Saturday even
ing from his home in St. Paul, and
was a Sunday guest at the home of
Captain and Mrs. W. C. Bennett in that
city. The reception this evening will
be at the Moline club.
Invitation to Whole County.
It will be at 7:30 and will continue
but an hour, as the distinguished vis
itor is to take a train for the north at
The invitation to the reception in
cludes all of the people of the county,
men, women and children.
TO SUMMER ABROAD
Dr. R. B. Williams, Wife and Daugh
ter Leave Today Dr. Marquis
and Family Off Monday.
Dr. R. B. Williams, pastor of the
First Methodist church, and Mrs. Wil
liams and their daughter Ruby left
today for New York, from which port
they will sail for Europe. Before they
sail they will be joined by Miss Ber
tha Jonassen of this city. They ex
pect to remain abroad, three months.
During the absence of Dr Williams
the pulpit of his church v. m be filled
by different pastors in the Rock Island
Dr. W. S. Marquis, pastor "of Broad
way Presbyterian church; Mrs. Mar
quis, daughter Laura, and niece. Miss
Laurastiner JMarquis, Bloomington,
leave next Friday for Xew York. They
spend Sunday there, and set sail Tues
day on the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm
for Plymouth. They will journey
through England to Edinburg, where
Dr. Iarquis is a delegate to tne
world's missionary convention. Later
they return to Liverpool and meet the
sens, Stewart, who is at Lake Forest,
and William, who Is at Harvard. They
will tour through England, France,
Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The
boys will return to school in the fall and
the others will continue on through
southern Europe to Palestine, Korea,
etc., and return home in the winter
via the Pacific. During the absence
of Dr. Marquis, Rev. W. G. Oglevee
will occupy the Broadway pulpit in
the morning and will continue as at
present at South Park chapel in the
evening. Just who will occupy the
pulpit in the evening Is not known.
The evening services at the church
will be aoandoned several weeks in
the middle of July and will be taken
up again in September. Rev. Mr.
Oglevee will preach one night per
month, Dr. C. W. Foss will lecture on
historical subjects one night a month,
and Dr. Marquis will write something
of his tour to be read by a member of
the congregation one night per month.
The other evening will be arranged
for later. Dr, Marquis said farewell
to the members of the congregation
in the morning yesterday, his sermon
subject being appropriately chosen,
"The Apostolic CreecV' He spoke to
the Sunday school children and In the
evening at the Young People's meet
ing. ' . T?
I o not know of any way so sure
of making others happy as of being so
oneself. Sir Arthur Helps.
Life .of , Noble Woman Passes
Last Night at Home, Spen
AILING BUT FOUR WEEKS
Hope for Recovery Until Change Sat
urday Children With Her at
After an Illness of four weeks,
Mrs. Julia E. Rosenfleld died at 11
o'clock last night at her home, Spen
cer Place, - Nineteenth street and
Sixth avenue. Cirrhosis of the liver,
with complications,' was the cause
With Mrs. Rosenfleld when she
passed away were her three chll
dren, Walter A., and Charles D. Ros
enfleld, of this city, and Mrs. Samuel
Strauss, of New York.
The condition of Mrs. Rosenfleld,
while considered serious from the
time she was stricken, was not such
as to have occasioned any grave
alarm until Saturday, when the
change came, and she sank rapidly
until the end.
Home Here Since 1874.
Mrs. Rosenfleld (nee Julia E. Ot
tenheimer) was in her 59th year,
having Been born in Wurtemberg,
Germany, Feb. 7, 1851. She was
brought to America by her parents
when she was one year old. -The fam
ily settled in Cincinnati and that was
the daughter's home until her mar
riage In November, 1874, with Mor
ris Rosenfleld. In that year Mr. and
Mrs. Rosenfleld came to Rock Island,
the husband previous to his marriage
having engaged in wagon manufac
turing In Moline. Mr. Rosenfleld was
the founder of the Moline Wagon
company, remaining at its head until
his death in February load, at which
time the direction of the affairs of
the corporation passed to the eldest
son, Walter A. Rosenfleld, who re
mained at the helm until the sale
of the business a few months ago
to Deere & Co.
Knneral Service Tomorrow.
Mrs. Rosenfleld is survived by her
three children, Walter A. and Charles
D. and Mrs. Samuel Strauss; a sister,
Mrs. Fannie Kaufman, Decatur, 111..
and two brothers, Henry S. and Samuel
W. Ottenhelmer, Peoria.
The funeral service will be conduct
ed at the residence tomorrow after
noon at 3 by Rabbi W. IL Fineshriber
of Temple Emanuel, Davenport, and
burial will be In the family plot In
Chippiannock cfcmetery. It is the re
quest of the family that flowers be
emitted The service at the grave will
One of Earth's Noble Women.
Mrs. Rosenfleld was one of the noble
women of earth. Her sweet and gen
tle and ever cheerful nature made her
a source of sunshine wherever she
went. In her own home, where she
was idolized, her children regarded
her in the light almost of a chum, be
cause of the delight she took in shar
ing their happiness. This was true all
through their lives and it seemed as
if she were living over again her awn
life year by year with each of them.
Devoted, thus as she was to those she
so dearly loved, she was prominent in
every good work, and was identified with
all charitable Undertakings and enter
prises. In her circle of friends she was
beloved as few women are, and the
grief which manifests itself in her de
mise is deepest among those who knew
Mrs. Susanna Mathilda Lothrtnger.
Mrs. Susanna Mathilda1 Lothringer,
2320 Fourth avenue, died Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock from the effects
of an apoplectic stroke that she suf
fered three weeks ago. Up until Jan
uary of this year she had had fine
health, being a very active woman up
until that time. She had been con
fined to her bed three weeks. Mrs.
Lothringer was born Feb. 19, 1832, at
Wasserburg, Bavaria, Germany. She
accompanied her father to America in
1852. They came in a sailing vessel,
and It required 29 days to cross the
ocean. She lived in New York city
with her two sisters until 1857, when
Ehe came to Rock Island, where she
had made her home ever since. In
1858 she was united in marriage to
Joseph Lothringer, who died in 1872.
She was a devout member of the Ev
angelical Lutheran church of this city
from the tlnv? of her coming to Rock
Island, and was the oldest member of
the Ladies' society of that church at
the time of her death. She is survived
by three sons: F. Emil, Garden City,
Kan.; Joseph, Rock Island, and Rev.
F. O. Lothringer, Grand Mound, Iowa,
and two daughters. Roslna F., Rock
Island, and Minnie, Chicago. There
are also seven grandchildren, and one
sister, Mrs. Fredericke Coprash of
Brooklyn, N. Y. .
The funeral services will be held to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock from
the home, with interment in the
family lot In Chippiannock cemetery.
Rev. W. S. Marquis will have charge
of the services at the home. The fu
neral will be private and the family re
quests that 'no flowers be sent.
Mr. Minnie Pinkler.
Mrs. Minnie Pinkley, whose death
occurred Saturday at her home in
Sioux City, Iowa, was buried this af
ternoon in Chippiannock cemetery.
Mrs. Pinkley was 45 years of age.
Death was due to chronic nephritis.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the breath and create a
healthy appetite. They promote the
flow of gastric juice, thereby inducing
good digestion. Sold by all drusglsU.
Our Store will be closed
Tuesday morning out of
respect to the memory of
Thomas F. La"Velle.'
EXHIBIT AT SCHOOL
Will Be Open to Public at High
School Building Tonight and
The annual manual training exhib
it at the Rock Island high school
was opened this afternoon and it will
be open to visitors this evening and
tomorrow afternoon and evening.
The exhibit Is of the same class as
those which have won such favorable
comment for the past three years
and the boys show that every year
adds something to their skill as cab
inet makers and draftsmen. In room
five in the basement is the high
school boys' work, including elemen
tary wood work, joining, cabinet!
making and pattern work. In room
three in the basement is an exhibit
of the work done in the men's night
school class. Room 10 contains an
exhibit of work done in the fifth,
sixth, seventh and eighth grades and
of the mechanical drawing work of
the high, school pupils. Room x
contains an exhibit of construction
and industrial work of the first four
grades, free hand drawing and leath
er and basketry work. The cooking
classes have an exhibit of their art
in room 32. The whole exhibit is
one of the best of its nature ever
seen in the city.
WAR TO PRESERVE UNION,
AND NOT TO FREE THE SLAVE
Judge Henry E. Burgess of Aledo,
who delivered the Memorial day ora
tion at the court house square this
morning, said in part:
"It is the privilege of the citizens
of this country to assemble each year
upon certain occasions that are na
tional in their character, and while
these occasions differ one from the
other as to their immediate purposes,
they are so closely connected in prin
ciple that a sentiment expressed at
one of them is almost entirely fitting
to be expressed at another. Thesa
occasions have a logical sequence;
one supplements the other; so that
the completed chain gives full expres
sion to the sentiment of the American
"The first in point of age and se
quence is our celebration of the Fourth
of July. By this, we celebrate the an
niversary of the day when our early
patriots cast off the traditions and
burdens placed upon them and launch
ed a movement with principles and
purposes elaborated in the Declara
tion of Independence. Out of this
movement arose this great common
wealth, with its powers enumerated,
limited and defined by a written con
stitution. "Then we have our soldiers' reun
ions. The term 'a soldiers' reunion,'
has acquired with us a limited and
definite meaning, and that is a reun
ion of the veterans of the great rebel
lion. Although the Spanish and Phll
ipine wars have Intervened since the
civil war, the great magnitude of the
latter, the large number of its sur
vivors and the constant recurrence
of the reunions of the soldiers of this
particular war have brought us to
think of a soldiers' reunion as dis
tinctly a reunion of the veterans of the
Founding- and Preaervatloa.
"Our soldiers' reunions follow in a
matter of sequence our Fourth of July
celebration. One celebrates the found
ing of our union and the other its
preservation. A soldiers' reunion
serves a double purpose: It gives old
comrades an opportunity to meet and
reaffirms old friendships formed long
ago in time of common danger. . Men
who have marched together; men who
have fought together; men who have
suffered together; men who have gone
down to defeat together; men who
have won victories together; men who
have followed the old flag together,
have a bond of comradeship that age
nor time can break asunder. Further
than this, a soldiers' reunion gives to
Harry Fox of Chicago is visiting In
J. K. Brandenburg came home from
Springfield to spend Memorial day.
Miss Maude Bear has arrived borne
after having spent seven months in
Rev. G. H. Sherwood left this morn
ing for Lake Geneva, Wis., where he
will remain 10 days.
Miss Ruth Buffum arrived last night
from Lexington, 111., where she has
been teaching in the -high school.
J. Edward Wynne of Chicago, ac
companied by his family, is making a
visit to his friend, Mayor G. W. Mc
Caskrin. Mrs. A. B. Conger and Mrs. Maglll
of Chicago were In the city Saturday
night on their way to Cordova, wnrt
they spent Sunday.
Judge F. D. Ramsay of Morrison was
in the city last night en route to Ke
wanee, where he delivered the Memo
rial day address today.
Mrs. J. 8. Streeper and daughters.J
Kathenne and Mary, arrived home to
day from California, where they have
been for the past month.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane are leav
ing this evening for a visit in the west.
First they will stop with their son, J.
Frank Kane, and his family, at Sioux
City, and later will go for a visit with
their daughter, Mrs. Sharp Silvis, at
Waggoner, S. D.
the people of this country an oppor
tunity to meet with those staunch de
fenders and to show them by word
and deed that their devotion and pa
triotism still command the gratitude
of the nation.
"Decoration day follows the soldiers'
reunion as death follows life. Our
Fourth of July celebrations will stand
alone for all the years to come, but
soldiers' reunions and Decoration day
are merging one into the other as
surely as day merges into night.
When we meet next May, there will
be many thousand more graves to
decorate than when we meet today,
and there will be many thousand
fewer of the boys in blue to meet and
assist in the honored rights to their
dead comrades. The scene is grad
ually shifting from the public parks
and squares to the cemetery; where,
in the near future, we will meet ex
clusively to pay our tribute to the
heroes of a great struggle.
"While the Immediate purpose of
these different occasions vary some
what, behind and underneath them is
the one great principle of loyalty to
our country and honor to Its founders
All Profit by pay.
"Not only do the veterans receive
comfort from this day's exercises, but
all of us who participate profit by
them for the reason that it gives an
opportunity to get away from the
dally problems that distract us, and
contemplate some of the deeper feel
ings that inspire men to deeds of sac
rifice and bravery. While in today's
exercises we forget none of our soldier
dead, our minds turn naturally to ihe
veterans of the great rebellion and it
is pertinent to inquire why the citi
zens of the north 'entered into this
great conflict. A discussion of this
question will contain nothing new to
the veterans themselves, nor to the
other people who lived in those tlr
riiig times, but it may prove proflla lo
to those of us who know of ilie-5 mat
ters only through history or recital.
"In my judgment, this motive can
best be analyzed by enlarging upon the
following brief propositions:
"First. That slavery existed in this
country in opposition to the principles
advanced as a Justification for the revo
"Second. That slavery was recog
nized by the federal constitution as
an existing, legal institution, and that
the rights of the slave holder became
absolutely fixed under It by Judicial
"Third. That the doctrine of state
rights was the theory urged exclusive
ly by the statesmen of the south.
"Fourth. That slavery was the pe
culiar institution of the south and be
came the indirect cause of the war in
that it furnished the south with an
excuse for the exercise of the right of
secession, which was the doctrine '
state rights applied.
"Fifth. That on the part of the
north, the war Was not fought to abol-.
lsh slavery, but to preserve the union.
"Sixth. That slavery was abolished
solely as an Incident of the civil war.
"It Is the custom of nations when
they engage In war to issue what is
known as a declaration of war. This
declaration of war is supposed to con
tain the reasons and arguments that
justify such nations in breaking the
peace of the world.
Boud to Conra of Aetlen,
"The Declaration of Independence
Is a declaration of war In substance,
but it went farther than most declara
tions of war. It not only gave the facts
which Justified the colonists In their
revolution, but it laid down certain
principles that impliedly
colonists to a particular course of ac
tion in case the revolution was suc
cessful. DM Coaatttatlon Follow Declaration f
"The revolutionary war was fought
and won by the colonists and the gov
ernment was organized under a writ
ten constitution, which has been eulo
gized as one of the greatest instru
ments ever struck off by the braic
and purpose of man. Naturally, w
would expect that this written con
stitution would follow closely the fun
I uuuii-iKOi iruins oi me aeciarauon, dui
did the constitution follow the declara
tion? We need not seek wide for ar
answer. We are here today to honor
the veterans of a terrible war that bo
came necessary because the constitu
tion did not follow the Declaration ol
"The constitution of the Unfred
States recognized Elavery as a lawful
institution in three separate sec ions
thereof. First, by protecting the rights
of the states then existing in the im
portation of slaves for the term of 2G
years; second, by protecting the flavc
holder In .the pursuit and recapture of
bis;Iaves escaped into free territory;
(Continued on Page Six.) .
Outage from coffee to
iou'11 know '.
"There's a Reason"
New Sale Stable
C. H. THORNHILL
Horses Bought and Sold.
SIS 22d St. Old Phone 1120
Ilock Island. I1L
Splendid line of switches, puffs,
ringlets and Madame Sherry
clusters. Switches and puffs
made of combings. For ap
pointment call West 953.
Mrs. V. B. BENNAGE
1827 2d Ave. Rock Island