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THE AliGUS, TUESDAY, 31 AY 30, 1893.
Day Fittingly Ob
served in Rock Island.
T0 OUR SOLDIER DEAD.
ill I u.
..l.m t C ourt Houhc Square and
'"'".Alwut thp County Mom-
nuuc..t A.l.lr.--. by Hon. Klch-
tell,luNM.Iftea Son-The Part
n1'"' j,,, Kindred Socltlg
in nature ami in all the
! this year. Heaven
t- its approval of and
;ls i he sfhohirly younjj
il:iv expressed it, "IU
,. !,!( ile:il." It has leen
u-:li of Memorial are
with l lie ilepar
;!., veteran of tin'
ili-.l nlmntlant trntli
f this assert! ju
. i f t tula v ileiiK'iist rai-
,.;.,., neeeetlinx year the
...,.!! temlerly to the eus
,.Vl;ll;' their l've and adini
itude for the lmys who
..'ii. . and in plaeiiip; the
i -t iifts on t lit tombs of
. ,!':ril for tlieir emintry's
i;,u k lhunl Memorial day
v. :,- attended ly a larger
,,f people than at any
. ill vears. and the ohserv-
startinir ot the ir-
( ,.u! t House square until
,.- were eoticluded were of a
, iiiiposinir a nl appropri-
:ui have been held hen
.v M i
of iiKireh was formed at
street and Third avenue
.iei! liaetjer ami liis aides.
, Ilimli. Klmer Idoyd and
.i inori'. The marshal and
i! escorted tin eitv eonneil.
i!;i!ooii and speakers to the
tin- procession jiroeeeded
en : iet li t reet to Second ave
:.. fonrt House square. The
eil in the followimr r-
! in CI iirjje of Chief Sexton
i . !u:in Kitles- -to Men
c::ty Omm il.
- '. etcians' linim Cr;
i-if Veteran" :0 Men.
I'.i.-' Brigadi :;n Members,
r- .-i i il litizens in rarrlares.
: ; iiul -Inlnef Union No. tn(! ISO Men.
i- - : Ivee Tribe I. O. 11. St. 5) Von.
.: . nfor.1 Post i. A. It. CO Men.
T: !" u-esr-ion was fidlowed ly
,:.:.': to Court House s(iiare.
;s larire speakers" stand hail
r. i-ted ami lieanl ifnlly deeor-.:-::.'!i
Mowers and draped with
::u:!i.i." eolors. The county sol-;;.-r'
in- !!iimeiit had been literally
-rv v '.'h wreaths and garlands,
ise-.-r i.vesented a prettier aj
.;r:me. . ' Anion"; the many lloral
.iiitv'iiiijtioii- from the s-iiool chil
;reu hi tin- eitv was an arm chair of
:."u i:i.V from the pupils of the No.
' -'iii e' i'liildin. 1esides a lar;e
r - :iie! numerous wreaths from
V -ami' school. There Mas a
v.-uh of Moral offerings from those
vii- li:el dear ones :inwti the na
''. fa' ieii heroes.
Th.- -ervices at the square were
!- ti. . i with music by Pdeuer's band.
r iiich the assemblage was called
"r.jer by ex-Mayor William Mc
:: iiie. " Itev. C. K. Taylor then
' nraytr. after which there was
by a tloiible male tjuarlette
i-eil of .1. A- .Johnson. Frank
' I.. V. Poujrherty. William
' ::. -I T. Noftsker. Sewail Dodjre. ,J.
It u t n ami A. r.amcr. .Mr.
1 ( : hie then delivered an im
,r ' :nltlress. in which he traeeil
'.- I'le.-n Mddier in his trials anil
ii- on the inarch anil in
i!i! portravetl the sulTerinjx
' ' ! ..'ion ciitlured in southern
!!.-. He spoke of the meaner
i he risini; reiteration has
' ' - . ties of those trying times
: Mined in unmistakeable
' ! -pirit that he sa'nl is slow-
belittle the deeds of those
" ' e- ei vthinir that the nation
' -1' . liis remarks were (piite
'I'-'. 'r;. as:,' were listened to with III
i-';i' assent blae.
it- tlav was de-
ive.-e-l iiy 1 1 - -1 . . 1','ehanl" Yates, of
'ktm i.'ii . ;,, -iftetl and eloquent
"' "t liliii,.;,- war governor.
.liieil."" -:it(.s in openiiifr
! reiimrk-. - bv the voice of stme
!!?::(! trieinls aniimr vtu. or suni-
:i a' the instance of some atlmir-
"r "' :i iinnie which I am glad and
i''u.! beyond utterance to know is
j'in iiue, ,v soldiers and soldiers'
rit-nd- in Illinois. I havt come here
!"l:iv to say :i few words upon this
iy soletnn occasion, and in this
rjji.i,,, irest;nce. It is my duty to
';;!':iv,,r. to the best of niy feeble
.', ;,':.v- to give suitable expression to
' li!illleiits wliii-li linvi lirnnfht
" ie 'iv. antl to the theachings of
He then spoke of the
t-lt o il :t !
"- !",la.v of the nation's frame in
J 1 i!- uid. iv distributed divisions.
1 1 1 3 i -oil witl. .. -nc-l.. nlnt'linfill
,l,il of a nation's heart. "We
r' -aid the speaker, "a song in a I
1 1 .1 11 1 eenieteri.w Thorn is n
Sin of music, there is the swelling
' ' ' rator's voieeton a thousand
"In I hi r hillsi1l,lfc. ti,.,,,! ;a gt one
anu time, a dirge and a jn
in unnumbered quiet grave
'0?ri Amid a deepening sentiment
J; """tlierhooil all eonditions and
l i . . , .
triot's resting place, to recall the
virtue of his life and death, antl to
throw upon the unresponsive soil,
evergreen, suggestive of the life to
come. The populace have ceased for
an hour from toil ami the turmoil of
barter antl rain, anil have brought
their roses of sympathy anil their
lilies of love, to strew, as memorial
tributes, above the self-sacrificing
herneat of the past. The most splen
did people of all history has torn
itself away from its most absorbing
occupations, and is fondly and gently
dropping its beautiful tears over its
most precious possession, its patriot
graves. There are millions with us,
standing, in salute, today, to the ar
mies of the dead, while they, with
their deeds and scenes of sacrifice,
are passing in review."
'ot the limit's ofOiie War Only.
The graves over which the nation
bends today are not the graves of one
war only. "lie spoke of the battle for
perfect citizenship till along our
wending way, out of which aspira
tions in the American's heart had
c:me, the devotion and saerilicc antl
death which have placed us upon the
pinnacle of pride we now occupy
among the sist erhootl of nations. The
speaker then traced the daring ami
noble deeds of palrioti.-m which be
gan with the men of 1T7(" and had
quently told of that awful struggle
from President Lincoln's departure
to the national capital paying a beau
tiful tribute to the martyred presi
dent, Said Mr. Yates:
Noble Men of 'til.
Noble men of 'til, Stephen A.
Douglas stands in Chicago, saying:
Before God, my conscience is clear;
I have struggled long for a peaceful
solution; the return we receive is
war; there are only two sides to this
question; there can be no neutrals in
this war; only patriots or traitors."
'With malice toward none and char
ity for all," call after call comes from
the capitol for troops. The call is
not in vain. Massachusetts sends
her noblest. New York puts forth her
proudest, Ohio furnishes her bravest,
California dispatches her boldest,
Illinois forwards her best (Jrierson,
Ingersoll, Prentiss ami Rawlins;
Morrison. Mct'lcrnand. Palmer ami
Rlack; Sullivan, Singleton. Lippen
cott and Fifer; Distin. Dustin, Mar
tin ami Smith; Schinitt. the Hufords.
the Bracket ts, the Beardsleys, Burgh
ami (Jraham, Gregg and Sears. Bow
man andConnell v ;'. )glesby goes, Logan
ami Burnsitle. Thomas and l'ranklin:
hundreds more whose names we
know: thousands more whose names
are to us unknown: t he whole, grand,
heroic host. Might v convulsion!
CV-Hf . L : ML' JK ,1 . M"-
-v it,wii!i y.)C.43mi,
characterized every struggle for lib
erty since. Drop a lily, said Mr.
Yates, on the scaffold grave of Nathan
Hale, executed as a spy. Over Mari
on ami his troopers rear a shaft of
white. Deck tin spot where the
Green Mountain boys sleep. (Jive
forget-me-not for the rower who
pulled the chief over the Delaware
the night that Trenton fell, jessa
mine for Molly Pitcher, who liretl the
oltl brass cannon after her husband
was cut down at Monmouth, blue
bells and other blooms for the three
militia men whom Major Andre's
gold could not corrupt or bribe. We
cannot afford to pass one of these he
roes by without, in spirit, at least,
depositing a blossom upon the sod.
Antl now the Hag makes its appear
ance, "licsiilvcil," saitl congress,
'resolved, that the Hag of the K!
United State be 1:5 stars, in a blue
lieltl. representing a new constella
tion." All hail 1 1 t!iet tli.)n jrnuitl olil fl.is. Mill ft tatiii?
o'er the lr:;.
Though fOi ed ami lorn Iiy trnilorf' h.'urls. tlitiu'rt
lion til y tlear to nn
When, In my hoyhooti's early jeiirH, I saw tlfe
I deemed tlieo then the pritle of oar. It, the dory
ol the world.
And, when in liter jenrs 1 'tootl, id Imsy liiuiiiti"
Anil Haw tine ll at o'er lieltl and ll iotl, old flu.-, I
loved thee then :
liut now, when in thy ;;lorioun light, no slave
need cringe or bn.
My fthr a::d niy eoniitry'tt flij;, I love thee
I'll hear the ur thou tlear o d 11 iir. or oriyin di
Until ti.ou thy azure fjitl- a hun.lietl st rs slmU
Next Mr. Yates spoke of the war
of lHli, which after years ap-
peared as a new tliyision of national
history. We are here today to dem
onstrate we do not forget the heroes
of that time. "
After another third of .a century
the third section of our story is
created is the struggle with Mexico,
which was vividly outlined by the
speaker, and we today express our
appreciation of the value and scope
of the services then offered for our
country's sake. But, the revolution
brought no Deeoratiou Day, the war
of 1812 established no permanent
memorial custom, and the struggle
with Mexico seems to have rendered
no such occasion a necessity. It was
reserved for another controversy to
develope so much havoc of life, to
tear such raps in the ranks of man
hood, to harrow so many homes with
heart-break, and to create so much
of courage and of patriotism ami of
zeal, as to contribute the main in
terest to this day and occasion. For
this hour, the thoughtful of this
nation live again in the tumultuous
times of '01. He brietlv but elo-
The entire continent rocking to and
fro. The battle cry of freedom ring
ing from ocean to ocean. Outburts
of loyalty shaking every northern
commonwealth. Puritan and pio
neer both burning with patriotic
zeal. Government of, for ami by the
ju'ople shall not perish. A drum
beat in every village, a column
marching down from every hamlet.
I'artiiiRS Itefore the Itnttle.
And, ah. let us not forget that
there was a parting in every neigh
borhood, and on almost every door
step. How often that parting was a
parting forever, between sweetheart
ami lover, between sister ami broth
er, between hitsbaii l antl wife, be
tween son ami mother! Oh. for
scarlet geraniums ami sweet verbe
nas, antl purple violets, to strew the
grave of the lover ami brother: oh.
for pure white jasamine ami yellow
buttercu ps and delicate hclitrope so
to cover those of the sister antl
sweet heart . as to fully and littingly
express t he agony of that parting,
t he pitiful, but unpitiod. throes of
the battle-death, the untold suffer
ings of those ruined, loving lives at
home. Oh. for begonia and petunia
and hyacinth and fuchsia and lily
and rose, for the mother and the
wife, whose son and husband went
from their embraces away to the city,
further off to the cam), and at last
to the nameless mound, near the
enemy's prison stockade. Sublime
sacrifices, glorious and grand, tender
and touching, beautiful and blessed!
The fragrance of their memory
hovers over us today, like a benedic
tion from the past.
Itest on. cmtuilmed antl painted dead,
ear an the blootl yc rnive
So imp ous foot-etep here shall tread,
Tfce herbage of your grave.
Nor ehall your glory be forgot.
While Fame her record keeps.
Or Donor poiata the hallowed xjot.
Where valor proudly uleepe.
On Fame's eternsl camping pronnd.
Their vllent ten Is are spread.
And glory guard, with eoicrnn round.
The Bivouac of the Dead.
Mr. Yates spoke in a general way
of the outcome of the war. of the
righteousness of the union's cause,
which a Divine Providence had or
dained should triumph. There was
no better way, he said, in which we
could render our dead herees of that
struggle adequate acknowledgement
than by emulation of their devotion
as shown by their sacrifices and ser
vices. They died not' for our com
pliments and flowers, but to make us
the freest, manliest, mightiest race
in all Christendom.
The i'urt of the South.
'It is right," said Mr. Yates, "to
sav aul to teach which side was right
ami which was wrong. We should
cherish no animosities. It is right
to drop the roo of pity on the grave
of the impetuous southern youth.
They sprang to the defense of their
fatherland, only when their loved
leaders cried that the tyrant's hoof
was on their shore. It is also right
and fit that we should never fail to
emphasize and teach the fundamental
fact that the soldiers of the Union
died for the eternal right and in con
flict with infernal wrong. We all
see ami must teach that in the fall
of the ramparts of the southern re
bellion there melted away the
mightiest conspiracy against the
rights of man the world ever saw.
The best, truest antl most honest of
southerners have fully realized the
awful iniquity of the lost cause, anil
that any system that gives the lie to
the Declaration of Independence, and
makes the stars antl stripes an em
blem of tyranny should be antl is
doomed to destruction, in the infalli
ble Providence of Almighty God.
American citizenship came out of
the roar and the clash ami the smoke
and the crash of the combat, un
scathed ami unsearred, and unblem
ished: nav, more, it came out en
riched, and adorned, and embellished
ami 'glori lied. For this citizenship
the war was fought. It was an at
tribute of our united count ry: it was
an essential organ of our compact
body-politic; it could not exist in a
slave co.mlry; the country, as
Lincoln believed, ami predicted,
could not exist half slave
and half free. Both slavery
and this citizenship could not sur
vive. It was because Amerieahshi p
was at strike, because American indi
vidual liberty hung in the balance,
because the Declaration of Indepen
dence, and all its achievements, and
all it s principles, was involved in the
question, that the determined north
faced and fought the liery south, and
presented to the world the imposing
panorama of "ill to "(If)."'
Let I Make Of the Future.
In conclusion .Mr. Yates saitl a
word in behalf of Young America
urging t he continuation of the light
for manhood ami citizenship against
which arc arrayed as foes, ignorance,
avarice, intemperance ami ice. Let
us altogether as a people maVte the
years to come, years of victory, antl
progress and prosperity and right
eousness, urn-quailed : so that our
nation shall be a national union of
American states, far. in grandeur and
in glory, beyond any of our fondest
anticipations, in this, the day of con
stant struggle and the hour of anxi
Tlif tiieltit!inir I-Ixoretsrs.
The remainder of the scr ices con
sisted of music by the quartette, in
troductory by John Buford Post,
which was followed by decoration in
honor of the unknown dead by the
Woniens" Belief Corps. A ritualistic
service by Bi.fortl Post was followed
bv a grand salute by the Sons of
Veterans. The assemblege then
sang America" led by Bleuer's
band after which Bev. T. W. Grafton
pronounced the benedict ion and the
ceremonies were at an end.
The National Cemetery.
This afternoon Ihe different mili
tary organizations together with a
large portion of the population of the
three cities have gone over to the
island to participate in the annual
exercises there. These are to be
under the direction of August Wentz
post of Davenport, the oration of the
day being delivered by (Jen. B. A.
Beesan. of Des Moines.
The post decorating committee has
gone out to the ccmetary to decorate
the graves of the soldiers who rest
Where Is Ievereun?
There is considerable uneasiness
among a number of people interested
over the sudden removal from the
itv of Bvron Devereau. a contractor
ltnl builder, 'who has tin contracts
for four houses which are in course
of erection, among which is the one
being erected by George Henry on
Ihirtecnth street, ami also the tiross
residence on Third avenue betweeu
Thirteenth ami l'ourteeiith streets.
Devereau bas been a resident of t he
eitv since last fall and had about 14
men in his employ who have wages
coming in sums all the way from 1-1
to &. each. Thev are now clatnor-
iii'r for their money, and operations
on the houses have been stopped.
The contractor has not been seen
since last Thursday. It is also
statetl that he has other creditors be
sides his employees and that he has
overdrawn on his contract. If Mr.
Devereau has any reason to give to
his creditors for his sudden disap
pearance he ought to return and do
so at once.
I have this week some new
antl tasty flower holders; pretty
shapes in decorated designs, and
several sizes in slender crystal
vases. The effect of flowers for
home decoration will be much
increased bv using some of
them. Prices very reasonable,
G. M. Looslev.
China, Glass and l-imjis.
1409 Second Avenue.
A late importation of Japanese ami
China mattings enables us to offer
you these famous goods at the unheard-of
low prices of ft., and lL'.
cents a yard. On salt Wednesday
B KM KM B KB that our special priv
ilege coupon offer is gootl until Thurs
day night at (V o'clock. We repeat it:
Any customer buying merchandise
Tor cash at one time amounting to ?."
or over any time before Thursday
night, May 31. at ' o'clock, will be
presented with one of these special
privilege coupons. Coupon good
any time during June.
Propose to make things veiy
attactive for you this week.
NOTE THE FOLLO WING
On Wednesday morniDg.
One case Lonsdale muslin jtkc
One case, no name, bleached nues
lin, 7c per yard, same as Fruit srA
Three bales of Pepperell and Salis
bury H brown muslin, 51c per j-ardL
One case of splendid indigo bfaw
print worth 7e for .5e per yard.
Thirty pieces of line Scotch zephyr
ginghams. Hie per yarn, reuuewe
rifteen pieces of extra gootl shirt
ing, the 7U- quality at iv per yanL.
Twenty pieces of superior tenni;
Hannel. regular l'2c goods, only 9J3
per van I.
We have just received aa
otber lot of that ICAc Black
Satine which 3 oti'can have this:
week at llic a yard.
Dozens cf special good thingc
in every deprtmnt ot our
On Wednesday morn
ing and the balance of the
week, if they last, a line cf
fancy Satines, our 24 cent
quality, for 18 l-2cayarcL
1720. 1722, 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store -s
Men's Pate at Leather from
" Cordovan, Lace or Congress
.. Calf u .
" Kangar o -"
Calf " -
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Trim
Welt and Hand Turn
" DongoIaCom. Sense and Ox
$5 00 to $3.50
C 00 to 4 CO
- 5.50 to 4.00
5.50 to 40
- 3.00 to '7 .40
4.00 to e.OO
- 3.50 tr 2.C0
Toe 3 00 to 2.00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
We Look after Your Best Interests.
Wo sell at very close margins sell lots of goods and eefi.
them quick; we look after the quality, the price, the style
7 ' 1
CONSTLTATION is a ie inceedir.g. A conr cl of war ha9 sometime! eaved an am
ronanltation ill tliow you liow your home may be inndi most attractive and the cxprnK
liki-wh'f. It won't take inm h deliberation tbongli. to convince you that the best way it
lcok at our stock of Furniture and rnnke your selection from our Parlor, Bedroom and Dinin
Kfcm Suits. Handsomer Furniture can't be roductd. Better made or more durable gd
are cot manufactured. Lower prices cannot be found. In our line we hare the largest ftoct
of Parlor suit?. Bedroom mit?. L ining K00111 fuita in the city, and at prices that will eav yrr
Twelve Fri-ly maile rurlorauits, in latest styles, just put on the floor today.
Easy '1 eras of Payment at Cost Price.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second ATenua.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Opn Evenings till 8 p. m.
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LFAD, ETC.
"'uiijuic io tieeorate me pa