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THF HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1912.
OF CIVIL STRIFE
Citizens Gather and Hear Pro
grams Appropriate to Day's
Miss May OTarrell. John Naab and !
Arthur Burt, rendered two songs. The
Grand Army services at the monument
by members of the G. A. R. post con
cluded the exercises. Members of
Company A fired a gun salute to the
dead. The Boys' West End Drum
corps contributed a patriotic selection.
Raymond Ehlers of Eugene Field
school read Lincoln's Gettysburg ad
dress. Following the singing of
"America" by those assembled, and
th sounding of taps by Mr. Stroehle and
a selection by the Stroehle band, the
morning service was brought to a
FARADE IN THE MORNING: Whilst services were in progress at
. the court house square, hundreds of
; children, led by the naval reserves
Patriotic OrjcanirjUiona sad 2,000 i and company A. repaired to the river.
School Children in Line of
March to Court House.
Favored by perfect weather, a big
crowd -gathered this morning to wit
ness or take part in the Memorial
Many of them embarked upon the ferry
Davenport, and while the boat was in
midstream flowers were scattered upon
the waters of the Mississippi by them.
A salute was fired by Company A.
Special street cars left for Chipplan-J
day parade and to do honor to the . nock cemetery at 1:15 this afternoon,
veterans of the Civil war who gave j wnere the afternoon Memorial day ex
up their lives that this country might j erclses took place. Rev. T. E. New
continue in the freedom and union ia(i- 0f the First Methodist Episcopal
won for It by our forefathers. Under church, who was the orator of the day,
the direction of John Ohlweiler, I delivered a masterful address. George
marshal of the day, the parade was ctrf)(.ne Bounded the bugle call, "To
formed south of the court house and lne Assembly.' After a patriotic seleo
about 9:45 it started. The line of ,lon Dy tne Dan(i an(j a BOm! Dv jjrB
niarch was east on Third avenue to Mae Rjrhard3 Casey, the graves of the
Twentieth street, north to t-erond ol(, BOdiers were decorated. A rrayer
avenue and west to the court house. wa8 offered by Rev. J. I Vance, after
North of the court house the various wn)rn captain J. M. Beardsley intro
organlzatlons making up the parade (j,,,.,. rjj- Newland
executed an open order formation.; ;R es by bi ford post.
permitting the veterans of the Span-, M tfce of lhe a
ish-Amerlcan war and the members , . . K
of the G. A. R. to march between the;
two ranks. Finally the Spanish war!
Miss Cleora Howlette and a song by j
Mrs. Casey were followed by the ;
Grand Army services by John Iluford ,
Tkr I) ..... ' 11',.. T - . rt,..m
marched pas- and ld the way to the ' '
M-ternns opened their ranks and sa
luted the older veterans as they
speakers' stand west of the court.
THOSE 1' THE IMR4DE.
Following is the ordT and makeup
of th parade:
Marshal of the day John Ohl
which Company A fired a salute over
the graves of the veterans who have
passed into the beyond.
A song by Mrs. Casey was followed
by the reading of Lincoln's Gettys
burg address by Victor Clark of the
irtT.n .t Mftrhoii n.rt DM. ! Eugene Field school. The entire audl-
welier. J. M. Schaab. Har'ry Schrein-! pnc Bane "America." and after taps
cr, Omar I.itt, John W. Welch and
Chief of Police James Brlnn and
platoon of police.
the Rock Island high school and for ;
several years haa been engaged In ;
teaching at the Cambridge high .
Miss Clara Redecker, teacher at the
Longfellow school, was elected sup
ervisor of penmanship. She succeeds
J Miss Eleanor Goertz of St. Louis, who
filled in here following the resigna- KOCK Island ElkS Complete Ar.
tion of Miss Elizabeth Koenemann,
who instituted the muscular system
here. Miss Redecker has been mak
ing a study of the work for the past
four years and is well qualified to
take It up at this time.
rangements for Special
Train to Joliet.
ORDER BADGES AND BANNER
l" informs to Be Secured for Local
Kills" Who March in the
STONE CRUSHER SET
UP IN SEARSTOWN
The stone crusher near the Davis
power dam in Sears has been set up j
and as soon as the motor is installed, ; Rock Island Eik3 last night held a
will be completed for operations ana council cf war in the club rooms to
then city prisoners will grind out the ccmpi0te plans for the battlo which
crushed rock to be used for the im-1 . , fi, . . .. . ... ,,,,.
m ,i x-, i 'r 's confidently believed will result
provement of the Ninth street road:
from that point north to the city,'" Hie lauding of the 1913 convention
limits. Mayor H. M. Schriver per- for this city. A committee, consist
sonally superintended the construe- ins of Sam Kyerson, Harry Cozad, C. J.
tion of a camp yesterday and a shel-; Stephenson, Irving Hanson, Lowry M.
ter has been erected to house the mo- Casteei and James Maucker has been
tor and a well has been drilled so that named as an advance delegation to go
the men will have a fresh water sup- to Joliet the first day
wore sounded by George Stroehle, Rev .
J. I Vance pronounced the benedic-1
IX EIC.hHOHlV(i CITIES.
Observances similar to those in Rock
Woodmen of the World degree : Ula,,d wer PIanned by cities all over
team. f'ntnp No. s
1 S men.
the country. In everv city, town, vil
lage and hamlet, honor was paid to the
j era of her husband and burial arrange
ments for interment here will be made.
As yet, the body of the victim of the
tragedy has not been recovered.
Uo. k Island Naval Reserves No. 8 departed soldiers.
i; mf.n j In Davenport the principal observ-
John Hanbere ar.d West End Settle-anct a -t the soldiers' and sailors'
ment f.f" nnd drum corps 50 chilrt-' monument at Eleventh and Main
rrn streets. A parade of old soldiers,
I'ubTU school children bearing flags' 'omen's Relief corps. Spanish war
n fin I veterans. Sons of Veterans, and Ladies
CALLIOPE HAS AN OFF
DAY; PEOPLE SUFFER
People near the river front Tues
day afternoon shortly after 4:30 gained
the impression that some one was be
ing murdered in cold blood when an
Veterans Who Answered
Taps During the Year
r,,iiui tn.rrii-f.n.cm.ni.h w.. v.t.:l the G. A. R. and others, marched
Prarn Slt.onev Camp No 8 "4 men from the coun,-v rourt house ,0 the agonizing try of terror rang out on
Members of John Buford Post No ' Fcene of the freaking. For the after-, the afternoon air, fairly curdling the
-A" c.r.,,,1 i,n,v r.t rrM.ii ' noon the Davenport people have blood in one's veins. An investigation
t'. a.'le.l l,v Ki Teteians bearing I'nited r'anned to join with Moline in the
States, ftae. P. C. Wright, comman-' "".einorial services at Rock Island arbe-
:lt r - r.'.' men.
.utomot)lle with Cartain J. M.
Benrdsley and Hon. C. J. Searle,
'peaker of the day.
Twntv automobile- n-ith 7 c,. A.
K veterans and uiembers of Woman's
Ut ile' corps.
In MoMne the usual services at River
side cemetery were held this morning,
following a parade of patriottc organi
zations from the headquarters of
Graham poet. The afternoon services
at Rock Island arsenal will be feat-
ri.ief GeorP" Newberry and city, l'red nv an address by J. H. Scanlon of
AT I Ol HT IIOE lt "ARE.
Captain J. M. Beardsley, one of the
disclosed the fact that the dismal wail
did not emanate from a fair maiden
in distress, but was merely the toot
ing of the "W. W.'s" calliope.
The swarthy musician attempted to
render "All that I Want is Love," be
fore sufficient steam was up, and wneu
the instrument struck the high notes,
it mounded like the efforts of a local
talent quartet on amateur night. Af
ter listening to the near rendition of
the stirring ballad the long suffering
citizens abroad On Second avenue
were ready to sine. "AH that I Want is
Chloroform" or "Oh, Death, Where is
ami m:mets for the day.
The excellent weather of todav re
run war veterans, presided ad master suited m thousands of people seeking
of leremoriicH at the eerrise nt i outdoor amusements for th'i day, and
Court Houm- square, following the par-1 there were plenty of ways in which j Thy Sting?""
ade. Following the bugle call by j the time could be put in enjoyably. . np-
George Stroehle. a patriotic selection The early morning cars to the WatchlUnAoo LLUUO UUl I trio,
b th."Stro.hl- band ami the rendition ! Tower and Rock river took hundreds! CAUSES A BIG EXPENSE
of 'Illinois ' by the school children. illnlll hrrs a"i rs- '
f. ti i ... -. . nnfin n hull oarno id ai)i.riiiloH 1 rr thiz
it. . r. .iar'juiB. pasior 01 ine iroaa- """" " " - ; (ne
way Presbyterian church, offered 1 ua" arK u,la ""r!-e races are in 01 uer ,
prayer. The master of ceremonies in-j at Exposition park,
troduced to the thousands who were
gathered about the court house on the I Seek New of Drowning.
it i .- . . . f ti, t Tii.i.ita ..;a... .v.n
est tl..e. .-ion. i . j. dearie, wno paia " -- ..".. -i "'" rest there until a heavy rain sweeps
" mouu, 10 ne war veteran ana late m . 11 Doltts, wno met his : u to the catc"h basin. Commissioner
others who offered their sacrifices dur- death a week ago by drowning in the k r p.evnoida baa issued nrdera tht
A. II. Hampton Itock Inland
E. II. Ilmtian Hot'k Inland
William Morrow Rork Island
I.. A. Schmidt Rock Island
John II. Ilnllnrd Andnluola
J. A. Ilathanay California
AukiihI Sihnarli Rot-k Inland
Oitrar I'rmeott Milan
Following are the veterans who have
been buried in Chippiannock prior to
this year :
Needless expenditure, caused by ;
thoughtlessness of property ;
owners is being incurred Dy tne !
'city sewer department. Freshly cut:
Igrass is being dumped in front of the
I property and in the street gutters, to
Uix the war.
EltICE AT MOfMET.
Miss Cleora Howlette read the pa
triotic selection, "The Rising of 1776."
Mississippi river, has written to the : the practice be stepped at once and
local police authorities for new8 con-1 if his orders are not heeded he intends
rerning her husband's death. She i to slip over some more stringent
states that when the body is found. 1 method in order to protect the city
A quartet, Mrs. Mae Richards-Casey, notice should be sent to her and broth- j property and to save the sewer fund.
Hon. C. J. Searles Speech Delivered This Morning
at the Ceremonies at the Court House Square
"Members of the Grand Army, oth-1 kind. All the enemies of the liber-' crnment by the people It gave us
er patriotic organizations, ladies and ties of men scoffed at the possibility hlgh and permanent standing amongst i
gentlemen: 1 of the maintenance of such a govern- . .. , . ,, , '
-We aie met again to observe Me-ment; and the dark days of 'til to '65.,be nations of the worlJ- ll aroused
niorlal day, one of the most significant were to bring the first real test. The tbe Io-valty a-d patriotism of our peo- ;
of the nations Lolidas; a day dedi- government, founded theoretically on 1le as il had'never been aroused be-,
rated to t-xt-rcisen in memory of those the basis of equality of all men, had fore- brought to the fore the'
who sned this nation in its great'jet sanctioned and legalized human ,,alrles of those great leaders whose
struggle for existence in the civil war. slavery and this institution had be- lives and deeda wi!l he an example to :
It Is now i 7 ers since the close of come so interwoven in the w hole so- ,he 'ounS through all the ages. The
that war. To the treat majority of t lal, industrial and governmental deveiorient cf one such character as .
us, the war between the states is not fabric that even the fear of it - that of the immortal Lincoln is of it-.
a memory, but a matter of history, tinction brought the nation to the Eelf of immeasurable value, in its' J
ar.d et there are a few in this audi- very brink of dissolution. It seems on our national life and ideals:
enie to whom it was a fearful real- ft range to us now that sensible, rea- ,ke ust, charitable, merciful, pa-
ity. And it is to them erpeciaily and sonable men could so earnestly favor ,ient- 8eIf sacrificing Lincoln, who
to their departed comrades that we, human slavery that they would make ,'Plfle(1 tn hopes and aspirations of
on the octMu. pay our resuects. It deadH- war on thtir rnnnirv f.ir (t mi-kind as no other character in all
is to their memory that so many lov-: maintenance. Put the duration and
lng hands have tenderly placed those ' character of that struggle attest the
wreaths and flowers on yonder monu- devotion of the south to the "kst
ment and at their silent tombs In cause." Four years of bloody war!
beautiful sad Chippianncn k. The sacrifices of millions of brave men
history save alone Cnnst. And when
to his great and honored name we
add the long list of heroes and
patriots and statesmen developed by
the civil war era and recall the
"In oration, in poem and in song, the 1 and women: The loss of hundreds of -rbievements of them and their com
cation Las aa;n and again poured thousands of lives and the expendi-
fcrth its appreciation of their sacrl- ture of billions of money! Hardly a
flees and devotion, so that no speaker, family, either north, or south, but was
however full his heart may be, can called on to ray its tribute. In con-
presutr.e to add to their eulogy. But tejnplating its terrible cost and rav-
"the old, old story" can never be told ages we are apt to think of it only
too often. , , as a great national calamity. But if
"And yet my friends we would not in its gloomy aspect it presents no
do our whole duty to content our- bright side, it did at least leave re-
selves with mere eulogy. The day has suits of very great value to us.
a still profour.der significance. It is "It stamped out human slavery
for us. the living, to gather from the and thus removed from the nation
memories and lessons of the past, the one greatest element of discord.
John M. Elliott
John W. Newton
Win. H. Spenctr
'has. K. Kwsscll
Henry 1 e Santo
J II. Kberhart
N. H. Butoril
W. H. Ho.lson
W. K. Jobe
I.. W. I'adjrett
A. M. Crane
I la breltri Hollman
J D Montgomery
JVniina mi I avis
Freil k Frlerman
K I.. Junes
Jas. C. cjruwtil
I'eter Strur p
M. i Stanley
"has. H Gross
Captain H water
S. M. S allow
Jan. s M Cordt
John C i'n v, a
W. J l:ai:son
I. evi Sharp
Antrust Het kert
Levi H.n erst k k
Bit W. Cubic
Fred H H. v rlii.g
Stephen Spenci r
Arcl-.ibaid M' Aft e
J. M. Norus
John S Smith
1 1. Ileiiin hren.is
JildB" I'.ei.c dick
Ge'.i (re Harrow
Wm H Iiavid
T. P. Mohr
I! C Cjeaveland
C W. Fjtzsimmon
l-orpe l Mr.chel
FOR YEAR NAMED
Board of Education Holds Spe
cial Meeting at High School
ply. Four prisoners aided in the
work and they were put through two
days of arduous labor.. The stone
crushing gang will begin its work Sat
urday provided the motor is set up
and enough prisoners hit the local sta
veution and set the ball rolling.
TO PISH f'AMPtlftX.
riadges bearing the inscription, "Rock
Island 191:?" will be printed in purple
letters on white ribbon to be distri
buted broadcast in Joliet. Cards will
also be FPured aiul hung in conspicu
ous places about the town. Several
largo banners will be secured, to ac
complish a similar purpose.
ruKiwiiK Fim imradf.
Whit.i minstrel ennts np titfittl-
Eleven prisoners were arraigned in i h:tt ht , ..
the county court yesterday afternoon ; d(.cor;ltea wirh ,iurl,ic, aud whlte rlb.
e Ion, will comprise the uniform which.
will be worn by the Hock Island
iu the parade, and the outfits
will be secured at once. This city
expects to have fully 150 men in line.
OUT TO GUILTY ONES
and entered pleas of guilty.
names and sentences follow:
o.,-.;.v. i .i . I
.uaibaici iuiiLU, agl.j, X u UilB "llill.3''
and pay costs.
Edward Howard, disorderly con
duct, $3 and costs.
Donie Thompson," disorderly con
duct, $3 and costs.
George Thompson, disorderly con
duct, $3 and costs.
Philip Johnson, larceny, 90 days,
$1 and costs.
Granville Hackett, larceny, one day.
$1 and costs
Sam K. l)avis has been declared mar
bhal of the day.
AUUAM.F. FUR M'Kt lAL.
The special train will leave Rock
Island from the Twentieth street depot
Thursday, June 6, at 6 o'clock. A
coach for the ladies, a smoking car
I and a baggage car for refreshments
John Barrett, assault fiO davs nnv i will make up tho train. The laggard
costa " Jones who rise late and just catch the
Chester Hazleton, larceny, 10 days, $1 traiu have been provided for, as
and costs. i enough sandwiches, cofTee. etc., will
James Bue, larceny, 20 days, $l!l'e ,aKou aloI1K to breakfast a 6ma11
TWO INSTRUCTORS RESIGN
Louis ' Dorrance, receiving stolen
property, 30 days, $1 and costs.
One charge of larceny against
Fhilip Johnson was nolle prossed on
motion of State's Attorney L. M. .Ma-gill.
patriots we may well doubt whethei
that war was an unmixed evil.
"Indeed, my fellow citizens, those of
us who were not called on to make Calvary cemetery
those sacrifices have, as their result,
received a legacy such as no people
have ever enjoyed before. We should
never content ourselves with com
paring our country and its institu
tions and advantages with those of
any country on earth. No people in
all the world have enjoyed such ad
vantages as we and if we don't enjoy
them to the full It Is hecuse we
W. T. BouKhton
Isaac N. Barker
1 'r. Huyett
W. I'. Cochran
I. ee Rogers
B. F. Craig
Math las Vulk
Joseph 1 lartsook
George 1. Allen
I. N. Kiikpatrick
Wirley Sn an
Freil Oroti Rut
Abraham Si l ayer
Si. Shraugi r
J. W. Graham
I F. Co,,p
W. ; Seymore
Janu s Blaisdell
A. Chi 1 1 n.s-n
K. II. liuwman
Giltx rt Bow-en
Geuipe H Brown
S. C. Bin miner
H. -ivhl Kettlg
I. evi Miller
H. K. KllinwVod
J-ihn B Icvis
Jacob H. l'hillips
San ford Molt
John G. Green
John Ptaubai k
Thomas I (avis
S W. Hutehklss
Wm. I'. Cv-iavlo
Arthur i N-.-il
John ll. Battles
Jacob 1 1, ris?
John I eetz
W. S K r." i'.nn
William I'. Volk
James I't rk.ns '
Bonis M Bufurd
K. t. Sli'inway
11. H. lloliand
G W. Smitii
WUliarn W Scutt
Marx H. Harder
c. ; I .a. k
Joi;athan H iib-r
Iir. Cm. G Crai-
.Miss Trowbridge and Miss Guffin
Leave to Go to Other Fie'ds
New Writing Supervisor.
Tho board of education held a spe
cial session lust night at which the
teaching corps for the coming year
was discussed. The reelection of the
majority of the teachers occured al
though the board did not quite com
plete its assignments.
Two new hiRh school teachers will I
have to be secured on account of the
resignations of Miss Myrtle Trow-j
bridge and Miss Alice Guffin. both
Brooklyn, 7; Boston, C.
Pittsburgh, 3; St. Louis, 8.
Philadelphia, 1; New York, 7
Boston 3; Washington, 2.
New York, 1 ; Philadelphia, 7.
Cleveland, 1; Chicago, J.
BLOOMING FLOWERS IN
A BUSINESS BLOCK
W Wr IIOONTF.lt.
The advantages to be obtained fot
Rock Island by the securing of the
1 y 1 3 convention can readily be seen,
and the committee wishes to emphasize
the fact that the special train is not
tor Elks exclusively, but for every public-spirited
citizen who wants to makt
the trip and boost for Kock Island.
The round trip, including refresh
ments, amounts to but $7 and it is
hoped that at least 200 will lino up
with the booster "brigade.
The M. & K. building at 1723
1727 Second avenue, has set a neat
teachers of English, whose resigna- iaml attractlve example in the bcauti
tions were received and accepted by fying 6fhelI,e in t,lft new Ro' k Island,
the board. The former accepts a po-'MunK from the Bl1'8 of t,,e i""ense
sition at an advanced salary at the wlnd0w8 on t"e second and third
hich school in her homo town rHHn nors are window boxes of flowers
and foliage which produce an effect
that is as novel as it is beautiful.
faun, 111., and the latter is to become
an eastern missionary. Both were
capable teachers whom the board re
gretted to let go.
VOIK NF.W I.IBKAItllV
Miss Bessie Bladel of this city was
elected to the position of high school
librarian to fill the vacancy caused by
the recent resignation of Miss Myrtle
Summers who leaves to take up a
....-.- i - .u -t "Hu.r.i.n. ""'" means of celebrating the anniversary
versity. Miss Bladel is a graduate of j of her l)lrtn
SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY.
MRS. t U REM LEY. 2401 Fif
teenth avenue, was pleasantly sur
prised jesterday by a company of Y
friends and relatives, who took that
ROLF'S NEW PHARMACY
IS A REAL BEAUTY
II. O. Ilolf's new Harper house
pharmacy, which hus been moved to
more commodious quarters directly
j opposite the New Harper at Second
i avenue and Kightecnth street, w ill be
j formally thrown open to the public in
'a few days, although it is now ready
Tho fixtures are among the preb
I tiest and most tasty in the three cltle3,
being of mahogany, art glass and
plate glass, with marble, bases. The
foiniBi'n is of the latest type and is
the most magnificent and complete
ever brought to Uock Island. Imme
diately adjoining the pharmaceutical
I department, Mr. Itolf has arranged
an artistically appointed refreshment
:irbor, known as the green fountain
loom, which with its summer devia
tions of foliage lending charm to
green lattice work, is entered either
through the main store or by way
of Nineteenth street.
The pharmncy is In every respect
a credit to Hock Island.
Oration of Rev. T. E. Newland Delivered at the
Afternoon Services at Chippiannock Cemetery
I to illustrate two great truths. One of
! tlier lb Christianity a-id the other is
The following soldiers are buri.-d in
1 1 Fi!z raid
Kdmorul I r::efl
I'eter u llate
W. J c.,f t.ran
J W. Hull
Three Are Drowned.
Soldiers of the Grand Army of the ! What tributes to patriotism and h ro-
Keputiiic and Fellow Citizens: ism. Here thousands will be moved!
"We meet today for a purpose that , to tears at the recital of war's devas-! ci.il iibtrty.
has t he dignity and the tenderness of jtation. Yonder a poor woman, cloth-1 Wha' are our memorials? Yondor
funeral rites without their sadness, ed in widow's we ds, silently she-lit 'at Plymouth ttivk is a chiseled form
In a sublime sense, in a greatly pa-1 the tears of loneliness over th grave n-pu s nting th- fouinlation hp a of
triotic and spiritual sense, "the earth! of the one she has loved. And yon-lorn civilization. It la a colossal statue
and the sea Ehall give up their dead" i der, still again, the rain will drop itsiof f-'aiih. In one hand Ik giasp' d an
today. For It is memory's blessed res-! tribute on the unmarked grave. Hut ' open bible, while the ot!i-r with up
urrection day, when the nation looks 'these are our graves, the nation's ! lifted finger points upward to Him
again upon those faces that, flushed graves, liberty's graves, heroism's who rules in the affairs men. It is
with valor and then paled in death, i graves, and God's. Over them sii;i a nr-inorial cf our rational beginning,
when at the cannon's mouth the union j watch the womanhood and the man-; Cpon a hill which overlooks one of
was saved and the flag of our country : hood of this country, the beautiful ; the oldest cities i t our nation there
was made worthy to float in freedom's flowers, the great trees and the bright ! stands a granite monument. It rises
air forever. J 6tars, the angels and the flag, an I tl.t to coriiniemoia'e tie; first great strug-
It is a day of wondrous meanings j great God. Hallowed forever be the le for liberty. What historical rec
ar.d of hallowed memories. Soiled and : Sabbath cf patriotism, the Memorial oli'-f lions cow when we think of
j faded photographs and old-fashioned j day. ; Bunker Hill monument 'i'roclaiin lib-
i daguerreotypes are held in trembling Xo neocle of anv dime or a-'f- has''rir thrcuchout the land to all the in-
! hands by fathers and mothers grown j had greater burden of obligation to
jo!d in the passing years, by widows observe a Sabbath of patriotism than
whose temples are white and whose our own nation. We are particularly
i cheeks are no longer rosy, by prat-. rifn m ,he memorials of an heroic and
itling grandchildren who have learned inaniring past. We belong to the
to lisp the name or tneir soldier grand-1 greatest race of history. I cannot em-
sire and the name of the battlefield on jphasize that word "great" too much in
which befell. speaking of the Anglo-Saxon race. It
It la a day of wondrous meaning and ' ts a race --eat in its achievement...
of hallowed memories. What pilgrim-! ari(i eVen greater in its promises cf
ages to grass grown graves. Not new-! tne ,uture. We are not great simply:
iv- maae graves, out tnose wtiicn na-; because of our size, for true greatness :
ture has decorated with the memorials when applied to humanity cannot be : onsra'i H, for the- purpose of strength
of her love; over which the daily sun- j estimated in Retires. We are not gr;at -'i!'g -ad preserving those kind and
shine has smiled and nature's tears i imniv Urm.cc rf tv, nn.... ,.i ' fi af-rnal feelings which have bound
; habitants thereof." The n;eanlng of
the o!.,!.n arcn of this day is not ob
scure. In 1S;k General John A. I-ogan,
1 then grand commander of the G. A. H.,
; tald iu inaugurating tills memorial:
"The Z'lli day f May is designated
; ior the tut-pose of strewing with flow
ers, or decorating the graves of. com-
liades uhc) have ciieel iu the defense of
thior country. '
Concerning the. organization of the
: G. A. I(., l.e said: "We are organized.
I have wet. Not
r.ew lnnplranon for lh nerforniance tf vhrlsin.1 th rat inn thnn-h t-
of ot r duty as citizens. When this baptism of fre and blood, and kill- haven ,fce bil!,y measure up to
government "of the people. ry te ed disunion. It unified our people as ; ouf, PPorJunities.
people and for the people" was estab-; they had never been unified before, i "Acd this preat gacy has cost you
llthed it was an experiment with man-' It demonstrated the strength of gov-1 (Continued on pg six,-
ashes to ashes, dust
Hannibal, Mo., May 30. O. T. Kirt- j K dust," but blossoms to blossoms,
ley, wife and daughter, and Crandall laurels to the laureled.
King were drowned today when their j It is a day of wondrous meanings sod
skiff, crctsing the Mississippi. ca i of hallowed memories What elonnent
I encomiums to listening multitudes.
material tesources. It is not in these ; together the soldiers who united to
things that our superiority consists. : suppr -as the latf: rebellion. What can
It is in the greatness of our manhood rnore to aure this result than
and womanhood. Character with us Cherishing tenderly the memory of our
It has tn our rulssioa In the world
heroic dead, who made their lives a
(Continued on Page Seven.,