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TO MEMORY DEAR.
WHO rERIMIll) FOli FREEDOM.
.tf emoiial Observance at llie onnty
stoldler,." Monument The I'roces.
Mon and F.erclea-At i lie c me-tei-iem
To the Ifclaort.
Ano'her Memorial day with its solemn
observances, its tributes of love, fraternity
anil patriotism ha9 come, aDd has wit.
nesstd with renewed ardor and deyotion
the memory of the silent soldier of the
civil strife revered. While ecch recurring
year finds the ranks of the Grand Army
of the Republic which lives to pay this
proper tribute, lessening and more to be
remembered in the city of tie dad. the
patriotic acd enthusiastic love of those
who remain dots not diminish as they are
brought nearer to the day when they too
shi.ll be numbered among those over
whose graves the nation will ever bend
in tearful memory.
AT THE MONUMENT.
The customary exercises were held at
the Hock Island county soldiers' monu
ment in court house tquare this morning,
under the auspices of Buford post 243,
G. A. R. The various organizations
participating were formed into a column
at Spencersquare by J. Ales Montgomery,
marshal of the day, and headed by a
platoon of police under command of
Marshal Miller, followed by the drum
corps, marched down Second aveDue to
Court House square. The Sons of Vet
erans were in command of Capt. J. H.
Ladders, and the veterans of Commander
Wilcher, of Buford post. The city offi
cers were also in the line.
The services at the mraument were
opened at 9:30 o'clock with prayer by
Rev. W. S. Marquis, followed by a song
by the male chorus led by Prof. Hart-
seugh, "Peace to the Brave."
THE ORATION OF THE DAY
was then delivered by Rev. Wellington
Frizzsll, of Braidwood, 111 , and ia his
youth a resident of this ciiy. We are
here today as Americans by birth, said
Mr. Fnzzall. and Americans by adoption,
and fathers, sons, bothers, wives, mothers
and daughters, at this stone of memorial
to look back through the gathering mist
of years and remember the men who led
us through the wilderness of blood across
the Jordan of separation to the land of
liberty and peace.
This is Memorial day, a day of memory.
and this service is in memory of the boys
in blue m memory of those whose love
for us was greater than the love of masses
for the children of Israel, or of Jonathan
for David, in memery of those brave men
who marched under our flag, and whe
fell shedding their blood for the cause of
liberty, and who died that the stars of
beauty and stripes of glory might forever
wave over this land of the free and the
homes of the braye. We have gathered
here in the fullness of springtime season,
s lovers of liberty and loyalty and devo
tion and courage, met here to honor the
men who wrought the work of our coun
try's salyation. met here with hearts beat
ing with pulsations of affection for the
brave soldier boys in blue, met here to
tbatk God for creating so grea; and
grand and ncble a man as the American
soldier. We have gathered to take a re
trospective view of a few pictures of our
nation's history. This is a day of retro
spection . And as we look over some
years of tears and triumphs, of weeping
and reioicmg, as we view the wort oi our
heroes, let us gather inspiration lor the
future before us. From ages immemor
ial, even since the hrBt born century of
Time tarted on his long journey to eter
nity, men have delighted to visit the graves
o! their heroes. But not to
the Mausoleum in Paris, where rest the
remains of Napoleon the Great, nor to the
MaDger cretk where the Iron Duke was
buried, cor to the tombs of England's
kings, dots the freedcru-lovmg, hero
worshipping pilgrim of earth go with
half the affection and devotion as those
who bow this day at the graves of the
bovs in blue and cover them over with
God's beautiful flowers
We are a proud nation. It is right we
should be proud for we have something
to be croud of. We have a glorious his
lory, and thahk God for it. We are
proud of our heroes, or our soldiers, oi
the courage and bravery of the men who
unsheathed their swords for freedom and
in defense of the right; ana this day o:
sad vet sweet memory is a day of weep
inz. yet out tears glisten with gratitude
fnr we weeD over the graves oi men aDa
n ni nf w eaklinL's. of soldiers and not of
fawning suppliants, of heroes and not of
traitors. What nation had such heroes?
We are the only nation that couia give
birth to Logan, the eagle-eyed general
t, Sheridan, the little giant; to Sherman
the man who plowed his way through the
blood stained soil of the south; and to
Grant, the man of invincible courage and
Thore'o an instinct in man which for
bids his full appreciation of any gift un
teas he knows its COSt.
If vou want to inculcate the lessons of
patriotism, if you want the citizen of the
future to love the institutions under which
he lives, if you want him to appreciate
the value and responsibility of citizen
chin he must know what it has cost, be
must be taught the story of our nation
i.irth he must know what perils sur
rounded its cradle, what foes it conquered
in its youth; he must Know wuat caiamr
ties he has been rescued irom
He spoke of the call of President Lin
coln for the men of the north to fight for
God and mankind, and touchingly pic
tured how the soldier bade all he loved
farewell acd stepped forth thousands of
as noble men as ever stood upon God's foot
stool went forth, shouldered their muskets
nd marched on to tattle. Ete told how
this march cf years began, the tramp,
tramp, tramp, from shop, from field,
from oface, from mine, from store, from
school, from pulpit, tramp, tramp, tramp
from palace and but,, from city acd village,
from Maine to the Pacific, the song was
beard this song, -Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
the Bovs are Marching, Cheer Up Com
rades Tnev Will Come." and the tramping
and marchiug went on turoujh the
swamps and over the burning saads.
sometimes hatless and shoeless, suffering
from parched lips and bleeding feet, of
ten hungry, thirsty, weary and lame, and
all those years of tramping and suffering
of deprivation, of suffering feet and pain
racked li:ubs, was for the dig. He di
rected attention to the happy homes and
aching hearts left behind, of tae aged
mother wh bade her boy good-bye, per
haps f r. ver, cf the young wife with
babe on her arm. who gave up her one
means of support, hnr all in the world,
watched him as he passed out of sight,
to fiht,.and perhaps fo die for his coun
try. Then he gave a few incidens of real
service on the battle field, the suffering
and egony of ths soldier's death. He
told of the sad scenes of the battle-field,
when from the lips of those whose purple
life blood was trickling out upon the
held, came the last messages to loved
ones at home.
The American soldier is the prince of
soldiers. No soldier ever fought for a
nobler cause, none ever marched to bat
tle field with firmer convictions of duty,
none ever died in defense of greater lib
erties. How brave they were, most of
them without military training, unschool
ed :n the art of war. Yet no braver sol
dier ever stood upon the battle field.
Caesar, Napoleon, Wellington never
commanded braver men than those who
marched with Sherman to the sea, or
fight by the side of Grant at Shiloh. How
bravely they fought, how nobly they
died, died as heroes die, died as patriots
die. died as martyrs die. They were as
loyal as they were brave. It is said that
every man can be bought if you but give
bim his price. Thank God, the boys in
blue could not be bought. They were
too true, too loyal to the stars and stripes
to prove false to their country's caus?.
Their loyalty is proven by their sacrifice.
What did they give up? Home, fortune,
friends they gave all a man can give,
they gave tbemsdves, their lives, for
their country's salvation. Audit is fit
ting that we should come this Memorial
day and speak with affectionate remem
brance of the deeds of our men who wore
But we. as cit'zsns of this splendid
prairie state, have special reason to re
joice on account of our own brave men
who marched to the south, urant ana
Logan both marched forth from
this, our loved state, ana l. n
coin, who wa3 a soldier in
spirit though not in arm.9, with Logan and
Grant have made the name of Illinois
immortal, and nocommonwealth possesses
greater triumvirate than these illustri
ous names. Logan, the greatest oi an
the volunteer soldiers of the army is now
ti tb03e whi fought by his side and
fell upon the bloody battle fields of the
south. Ia brilliancy, in bravery, in
courage, m loyalty to me stars and stripes
is record is spotless, a braver man never
lived, a noMer soldier never died. The
boys in blue had no truer nor better
friend than the warm-hearted L-gan. He
was the great-eouled. able-bodied black-
ack cf the eo;d;er boy. 10 us the
piercing eyed, strotig voicea, m in
pinioned black eagle of our nation.
Grant, too. has gone. He the man of
courage, of strong convictions, of un-
werving fidelity to duty, a great com
mander, a treat hero, a hero whom no
enemy could conquer, one who triumphed
over every foe. tlis deeds were great.
his record is unimpeachable, and his fame
is immortal. The north loves him for
his braverv. the south respects him for
bis magnanimity, the negro reveres bim
for his fidel it v to the cause of liberty, the
nation honors him for his zealous toil ia
liftinc up a crushed humanity, and the
world immortalizes him for his victorious
triumph of right over wrong.
But, we wish to more lovingly nonor
the private soldiers, those true patriots
who gave their services to tueir country
determined to save her as best tbey could.
and we love thee men for their bravery
love them for their self-sacrifice, love
them for their devotion to our country's
flag. Love them lor giving to us a
country with the black spot of slavery
washed of our national me. iove xnem
for answering the prayers of our people
by giving us a country where from ocean
to ocean and from me mses to iue gun,
it is still the land of the free and the
home of the brave.
Thev are at rest, brave, loyal, fcind-
hearted men, men who suffered from shot
and shell, men who suffered in Liibbyand
Andersonville. They are at rest. But
their tieedsstill live and every year at the
singing of birds and blooming of flowers
the sons and dauguters or America shall
eether at the soldiers' sacred craves and
the story of their bravery fhad be told
&Pftin. and the deeds ot their devotion
shall be recalled and over their graves lov.
ing hands shall again and again place
God s beautiful flowers.
As we remember what they have given
us. this beautiful land, let us alsoremem
ber that they hsye left this country in our
keerin2. Let us think of our trust and
if wish to live as worthily as they lived,
we must preserve the flag, we must put
every foe t'nder our feet, we must be as
willing to die as were they in defense of
our country. They have given us a
united nation, let us preserve it intact
Let us be Americans, knowing no north,
no south, no east, no west, no rich, no
poor, no white no black. but let every
American citizen stand by the side of his
fellows, shoulder to shoulder, knowing
no difference of class or caste, or creed.
and let the Bisty-five millions of free
"My country 'tis of thee, ewect land of liberty,
oi t Bee i sintr :
Land where my lathers died.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride ;
From every mountain side.
Let freedom rimr."
God grant that this Memorial day may
deepen in all our bearts a reverent, nope
ful and christian love lor our country
Let us resolve that this land made holy
by the tombs of pilgrims, by the sacn
flees of the revolution, by the blood which
siainea the wheat fields of Antietam the
troubled tide ot the Rarnahannocb. rd
the deep flood of the Mississippi, shall rise
up irom tne aevont services of this day.
purified and resplendent with hopes.
Let us resolve teat the growing power
which America holds shall be the gronic?
ijver ireeuoin ana righteousness. Uil
us resolve that the spirit of our heroes
stU animate us, and by us into the moral
struggles of today. Let us resolve that
justice sbal! be done to the lowly, mi
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saie-cuaras sqhii De placed about the
temj ted, that enlightenment shall come
to the ignorant, and that punishment
shall come to the guilty.
iue anaress was louowed by songs,
Soldier's Grave" and "Oar Comrades
Have Fallen, by the full chorus after
which there wa9 martial music by the S.
of V. drum corps.
inis was ionowed oy remarks appro
priate to the occasion by Hon. W. II.
tiesi, m which he spoke of the div as it
is observed ail over the laud when thous
ands pay tribute to our honored dead.
He said the history of the American sol
dier was too well known to be repeated,
saying that they did not tight for nlory
and for pay as did manv of the soldiers
whose names iilumin the pages of his
tory of many foreign nations, but for
liberty and home, that we who live after
them might eDjoy the God given rights of
freedom. He then said we should teich
manhood and uprightness to our children
and assist one another in our voyage
torougn iue, alter Which he paid a
tribute to our couimjn school
system, and closed by saving we should
train our children as did the Carthaginin-
an who swore bis youDg soa, not to
eternal enmity toward Rome, but to eter
nal deyotion to bis country. At the
close of Mr. Gist's remarks came a song
chorus, "Ye Comrades Tread Lightly.''
the solo being taken by F. C. Hollister,
Mayor wiiiism Mcuonocnie then on
behalf of the committee in charge of the
decorating, thanked the school teachers
and children for the many beautiful flow
ers wnicn haa Deen given, and made a
few fitting remarks regarding the custom
of strewing flowers on the graves of our
iai;en neroes, which Le said was not a
modern one, it having been followed
in the earliest ages. He then
traced the soldier through his bard fought
battles in the south, and paid a tribute to
the memory of John A. Buford and gave
an account ot his own boyhood days at
the breaking out of the war, when after
leaving school he made his way through
the world without the aivantages of an
education which be was then denied.
but that he had never regretted the step
then taken, and clos.d with a fitting
eulogy oa the honored dead.
This was followed by a song, "Com
rades Rest" by the full chorus, and was
followed by the impressive memorial ser
vice in accordance with tbs ritual of the
G. A. K , conducted by Post Commander
Wilcher, Chaplin Gae and other ofSers of
the post. The male chorua sung
America, after which Rkv. C. E. Tay
lor pronounced the benediction and the
solemn ceremonies were at a close.
TO THE ISLAND.
This afternoon an immense crowd of
people have gone to the national ceme
tery on Rock Island to attend the tri-city
observances. The electric cars have
been running with trailers and are doing
a rushing business via Moline. The pro
gramme prepaid forthe ceremonies under
the direction of Graham post of Moline
is app ended:
Call to order by Grahm riost.
lii-uding of oruer of adjutan'.
Music by glee club.
Address hv lost commander.
Music by band.
Music bv the eieeclub.
Itirge by the bard.
Strewing of flower.
Song, "America,"' by j'.e? club,
IN TnE CEMETERIES.
A committee composed of H. C. Harris,
J. H.Gorham, H. C. Connelly, Hans
Uartman, Thomas Fuller, Janes Larkin,
A. Kiliiman, James Lirkin, and W. S.
Knowlton, visited the cemeteries and
decorated the graves of the soldier dead.
The police made an attractive appear
ance in their new helmits-
Tbe monument to the unknown dead
as prettily decorated.
The absence of a brss bint was gen
erally noticed and its omission was a
great oversight 01 the part of Buford
post. A brass band will amend for a
multitude of deficiencies.
Alexander Cadaman, an oid veteran
who had walked to the cemetery and
back, gave out on the street this morning
and it was necessary to atsist Lim to his
home on Twenty-second street, where
at the last reports he was resting easier.
The male chorus which furnished muuc
at the monument wis led by Prof. Hart-
sough and composed of the following
gentlemen: Prof. L. C. Dougherty, (,'.
M. Carlstadt aod Sewtli Dodge first
tenors; S. Searle, William Don and
J. P. Luston second tenors; L A. Bchil-
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and C A. Carlson, C. Sao5on, W. R.
Johnson acd F. C. Holiister second basses,
and Prof. S. T. Bowlby organist.
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