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Contagious diseases not admitted. Charges
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A Cup of Ky 3.8^.
Men of yvs
As I shall be away on my
annual vacation after my
Cambridge appointment
this month, I will not be
at Princeton office until
June 5th
after which time my dates
will be as heretofore.
Dr. c. F. Walker.
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t-tom The
Weh cedom
Its Cost and its Value to the Nation-
Sermon by Rev. W. E. Gratz
on Memorial Sunday.
The Memorial services at the opera
house last Sunday morning were well
attended. The opera house was decor
ate* with flags and banners, and flow
ersalways so appropriateimparted
their beauty and fragrance. In the
center of the opera house were seated
the members of the Wallace T. Rines
post, and occupying seats back of them
were the members of the L. A. S. No. 1.
Occupying front seats to the right of
the stage were seated members of Com
pany G. Rev. Moxie read from the
scriptures, and offered prayer, while
the music was furnished by a special
choir of twelve voices. The music was
appropriate and was well l'endered.
The choir sang during the services
"Come Out, Flowers, Bright Flowers,"
"Lead, Kindly Light," and "Soldier,
Rest, Thy Warfare O'er."
W. E. J. Gratz, who delivered the
Memorial sermon, chose his text from
II Samuel, 23:15-17 which tells of the
heroism of the three men of David
who broke through the lines of the
Philistines before Bethlehem and
brought David a cup of pure water.
David was in a cave at Adullam at
harvest time. The garrison of the
Philistines was at Bethlehem, and the
troops were outside the city's gates.
David exclaimed, "Oh that one would
give me drink of the water of the well
of Bethlehem which is by the gate."
Three of the mighty men of David
broke through the host of |he Philis
tines and drew the water out of the
well and brought it to David, but he
would not drink of the water and he
said: "Be it far from me, O, Lord, that
I should do this is not this the blood
of the men that went in jeopardy of
their lives?" and he poured it out unto
the Lord.
Rev. Gratz said: "If the deeds of the
three mighty men were noble then this
deed of David was also noble. For it
takes a noble soul to appreciate the
nobility of another soul. 'To give ones
life is noble, but xo recognize the
sacredness of the gift and give it worth
ily is a higher, rarer form of noble-
ness.' Mr. Gratz took his text and ap
plied it to the acts of heroism and the
deeds of valor and the noble sacrifices
performed and made by the men who
risked their lives and who gave their
lives that the nation might drink of
the pure water from the well of free
"At the bottom of all human progress
there is a great longing" said the
speaker. "There must be more than
need to drive toward progress. This
need must be touched with emotion,
and it must become a heart-felt long-
ing." He told of the causes that led to
the birtn of freedom and the formation
of the new nation that was so soon to
feel the longing and desire for freedom
from the curse of slavery. The leaven
of truth of William Lloyd Garrison
vand found its way into the
hearts of such men as Wendell Phillips,
Poet Whittier and Dr. Channing.
There was a longing and praying for
freedom on the part of the blackvpeople
of the South. It was Booker T. Wash
ington's mother who bowed over the
cradle of her son and prayed God that
he would help "Marse Lincum" to set
them free. This longing grew until it
found its embodiment in one man:
"For him her old-world molds aside she threw,
And chosing sweet clay lrom the breast of the
unexhausted west,
With stuff untainted shaped a hero new,
Wise, steadfast in the strength of God, and
"Such was Abraham Lincoln, the
personification of this longing for the
freedom of this oppressed people.
Without very much imagination we
can hear him give voice to his own and
this nation's longing .and say 'Oh for
a drink of the pure water from the
well of freedom unsoiled by the blood
of any human being.' The response
of the heroes of the text was not more
eager than the response of the boys in
blue to the call of Abraham Lincoln.
If you applaud the action of the men
in the text what will you say of the
action of the men who for four long
years endured hardships by day and by
night? To whom the Apostle's word
might well apply: 'They quenched the
power of fire, escaped the edge of the
sword,' from weakness were made
strong, waxed mighty in war, turned
to flight the armies of aliens they
were stoned, they were tempted, .they
were slain with the sword being des
titute, afflicted, evil treated, wander-
I is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task re-"
maimng before us,that from these honored dead we take increased
devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of
devotionthat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have
died vam."Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg.
Co. I, 8th Minn. Infantry.
Co. E, 47th Wis. Infantry.
Co. F, 2d Minn. Cavalry.
Co. A, 6th Ohio Cavalry.
1st Minn. Light Artillery.
Co. E, 7th Minn. Infantry.
Co. B.. 39th Mass. Infantry.
Co. M. 2d Minn. Cavalry.
Co. H., llth Maine Infantry.
Co. E, 2d Missouri Infantry.
2d Minn. Light Artillery.
2d Minn. Light Artillery.
Co. G, llth Minn. Infantry.
Co. C, 49th Wis. Infantry.
Co. H. 1st Minn Infantry.
Co. A. 19th Ills. Infantry.
By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Wliere the blades of the grave-grass quiver
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the Judgment day:
Under the one the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray.
ing in deserts, mountains and caves,
and the holes of the earth.'
"These were the mighty men ofgraceful
valor whp made such a gallant dash
for liberty's cause. They were nearly
all volunteers, very few conscripts.
They went gladly, not because they
wished, to dig, not because they did not
fear death, but they went not wishing
to die, and fearing death they did not
wish the Union to perish. They loved
the flagthe stars and stripesthe
red, the white and the blue emblem of
our country. Beautiful anywhere when
seen among the emblems of the other
nations of the earth, but nowhere so
beautiful as when seen upon the field
of battle. It stands for the protection
of the home, our nation, our liberties.
It stands for freedom, it stands for
liberty, it stands for humanity.
"The star-spangled banner, long may it wave.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
"What of the great chief, Abraham.
Lincoln, whose inspiration and faith
called forth this mighty deed of valor?
Already the mighty men had returned
from the ranks of the enemy bearing
in triumph the cup of water from lib
erty's well for which he had longed.
The flag that he loved so dearly that
had been lowered at Sumpter they now
swung aloft in triumph with every
star intact. He received this
dearly bought victory from the hands
of his mighty men with words as grand
and as magnanimous as those of David,
saying, 'With malice toward none, with
charity for all, with firmness in
right, as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we
are in, to bind up the nation's wounds,
to care for him who shall have borne
the battle, and for his widow and
orphan, to do all which may achieve
and cherish a just and lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations.'
"The cup of water from ^liberty's
well which was bought at such a dear
price has passed into our hands." Will
we be noble enough to recognize its
worth? Will we like David see that
things bought with human life are
"On next Friday in all parts of theNapoleon
world where Americans dwell and
American soldiers lie buried there
will be the tribute of flowers and redown
membrance. In far-off Manila, at Ca
vlte, and at Iliolo, Americans will
gather in honor of the day and decorate
with affectionate bands the graves of
those who died for their country. In
Havana the atars and the stripes will
be at half mast and -flowers will be
scattered over the graves of the vic
tims of the Maine disaster. AtMon
trealwhere American soldiers lie bnied
the day will be appropriately com
memorated as it also will be in
city of Mexico. In Paris each year
the tribute of NAmercan gratitude is
paid at the tomb of Lafayette and
around the world th Memorial Day of
the American people' willjbe observed
Ob. F, 8th Minn. Infantry.
Co. F, 8th Minn. Infantry.
Co. E, 2d Maine Infantry.
Co. A, 6th Maine Infantry.
15th Ohio Light Artillery.
Co. D, H5th N. Y. Infantry.
Co. H, llth Maine Infantry.
Co. A, 6th Maine Infantry.
Co. B, 9th Minn. Infantry.
Co. D, 2d Minn. Infantry.
Co. E, 14th Maine Infantry.
Unknown. Unknown. Unknown.
Unknown. Unknown.
Our* Bonored IHmmi
Ifo niord shall the ivar-cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red
They banish our anger forever
When they lanrel the graves of our dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment day
Love and tears for the Blue,
Tears and love for the Gray.
with loyal gratitude and loving re
membrance. This is the very least a
people can do. This is one
vr&f we may worthily receive the gift
thej have given us.
"Jjet this Memorial Day witness no
unuieaning ceremony, but forgetting
aE-*bur differences and 'with malice
toward none and charity for all' let"us go
forth to commemorate the heroism of
our departed soldiers and swear fidelity
to the principles for which they fell.
Let this be to us a holy day and palsied
be the hand or the institution that is
stretched forth to desecrate this our
American Sabbath and make a holiday
of it.
"But to be true to the principles of
these men and to worthily receive their
gift we must do more than decorate
their graves and sing their songs over
them. The institutions, and the lib
erty that has been given us has all
been bought at a great cost of life.
The whole history of mankind is dotted
with its Marathon, and Salamis, its
Marston Moor and Bunker Hill, its
Shiloh and Antietam, Wilderness and
Gettysburg. From all of these we re
ceive to-day the blessings bought with
their blood. If 'eternal vigilance is
the price of safety' then eternal vigil
ance is the -duty' of every American.
To drink worthily of this water we
must love home as they did and declare
an eternal war upon the enemy
of the home to-day. The enemy
that is debauching our^ young
men and robbing the children
the wages that their fathers have
earned. The enemy that is digging
more graves every year than did the
civil war, and leaving more homes
faherless than many of us would be
to believe.
"To drink worthily of the water of
freedom means that each and every
one of us will keep ourselves in per
petual readiness for the highest ser
vice our country is likely to demand of
us, and to do all in our power to put
into the various offices of our nation,
state, county and city the men who will
be true to themselves, their country
and their God. It is said that when
had his army in Egypt and
led them before the pyramids and said
to them 'Soldiers, forty centuries look
upon you.' He said this to en
courage and inspire them. I have
sought to point you to the great
achievements of the mighty men of
our land. Around you stand the spirit
forms of Washington and Lafayette,
Hamilton and Jefferson, Grant, Sher
man, Lincoln and Seward, while we
'"Lord God of hosts, be with us yet.
Lest we forget, lest we forget."
"I want to say to you in the words of
apostle, 'Wherefore seeing that we
also are compassed about with great
clouds of witness,' let us lay aside
weight, and our sins, political,
municipal and national, and in this
solemn hour and in the solemn hours
of the days to come let us repeat Whit
tier's prayer: *x
"O, make thou u^through centuries long.
In peace secure, in justice strong,
Around our gift of freedom draw
The safeguards of our righteous law
And, cast in some diviner mold,
Let the new cycle shame the .old.''
The Nation Will Bow in Solemn Memorial
for the Dead Who Fought for Their
Country's Honor and Defense.
To-morrow'is Decoration Day, and
here in Princeton it will be observed
with the usual ceremony. The places
of business will be closed from 1 to 5
o'clock, during which time will occur
the exercises. As was announced last
week the exercises will be held at the
fair grounds. The parade will form at
1 P. M., at Oak street, right resting on
Main street, and the -formation wilt be
as follows:
M. L. Cormany, Officer of the Day,
Clem Howard and Dan Spaulding, Aides
Company G., N. G. S. M.
Drum Corps.
Princeton Cornet Band.
Speaker and Chairman in Carriage
Wallace T. Eines Post, 142. G. A. R.
L. A. S. No. 1.
Mayor and Village CxKincil in Carriages.
Public school children, and civic so
cieties will be assigned places in line
as they report to the officer of the day.
Citizens in carriages will fall in on
left of line. The marshal of the day
requests all orders and societies en
tering the parade to provide them
selves with banners so that when the
lines are reformed at the fair grounds
and cemetery there will be little
trouble. The line of march will be as
follows: Up Main street to First street
west on First street to S. M. Byers'
corner thence west to the fair grounds
where the exercises will be held. The
program will be as follows:
Prayer Rev. Moxie.
eong Choir
Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Corp. A. Z. Norton.
Address Rev. Father Levings.
America Choir and Audience.
After the exercises at the fair
grounds the parade will reform and
march to the cemetery where the an
nual tribute of flowers will occur. The
Memorial tablet in the UNION this
week shows the roster of the soldiers
who sleep in Oak Knoll cemetery.
There are twenty-seven buried there of
whom there are official records and
there are the graves of five of whom
the records have been lost.
Class of Six to Graduate From the High
School at the Opera House on Next
Tuesday Night.Baccalaureate Sermon
Sunday Morning.
Next Tuesday night the graduating
exercises of the Princeton high school
will occur at the opera house. The
members of the graduating class are as
follows: Louella Russell, Grace Orr,
Eunice James, Essie Burgan, Myra
Hewson and Max Cordiner.
Mrs"s Louella Russell has been chosen
as salutatorian, while Miss Myra Hew
son has the honors as valedictorian.
The graduating program will be as
follows: The Bridge Lindsay.
Masonic Quartette.
Rev. C. H. Moxie.
Salutatory with essay, "Buried Troy."
Louella B. Russell.
"My Carolina Lady," Hamilton.
Essay Forestry.
Grace Orr.
The Owl and the Pussy Cat." DeKoven.
Class Prophecy and History.
Eunice.] ames.
Vocal Solo, "Love"s Proving,"
Frederick N. Lone.
Essie Burgan.
Essay. "Cui Bono" with Valedictory.
Myra Hewson.
'Rockahy Baby." Canning.
Presentation of Diplomas.
Dr. O. C. Tarbox.
"Then You'll Remember Me," Balfe.
Commencement Address.
Hon. H. F. Stevens.
"Good Night," Brahms.
The music by the Masonic quartette of
Minneapolis will be one of the features
of the exercises and will serve to liven
up the usually stiff formality of gradu
ating exercises. There was some
trouble experienced in securing a
speaker for the commencement ad
dress, but Hon. Hiram F. Stevens, of
St. Paul, was called up Monday and
kindly consented to come up and
liver the address. Mr. Stevens is one
of the leading lawyers of the State.
He has served in both branches of the
legislature and is a prominent member
of the American Bar association, the
Minnesota State Bar association and
the Ramsey County Bar association.
He is at present one of the members
of the commission appointed by the
justices of the State supreme court to
revise and codify the general laws of
the State. Mr. Stevens ranks as onespected
of the leading orators of the State and
is always in great demand as a
The baccalaureate sermon will be'
delivered by Rev. Gratz at the Congre
gational church next Sunday morning
at 10:30. The class has issued some
very pretty invitations to the bacca
laureate sermon and commencement
Grand Conclave of Uniform Rank, K.
of P. at Princeton on Thurs-
day, June 5th.
A Gala Day for Princeton When She
Will Entertain a Host of Loyal
Pythians in Grand Review.
Local K. P's are looking forward to
the grand Pythian "Battalion Field
Day" with great anticipations, and
well tbey may^as the event will be
quite an honor, not only for the local
K. P's through whose efforts the
"Field Day" exercises were secured
for Princeton, but also for Princeton
which will have the honor of being the
first place outside of the twin cities
where "Field Day" has ever been held.
Special orders No. 36 issued from the
headquarters of- the Minnesota Brigade
Uniform Rank, have been sent out and
give the full details of the itinerary
for the day, and the program of exer
cises at Princeton.
The companies that will participate
in the field day drill and review will be
Companies No. 1, 3, 4 and 12, which
comprise the First Battalion First Reg
iment Minnesota Brigade, Uniform
Rank. Company No. 3 is the MiHe
Lacs company, through whose invita
tion and that of Princeton lodge No. 93
"Field Day" was secured for Prince
ton. The battalion will be accom
panied by Capital Co. No. 13, St. Paul,
which belongs to the Second Regiment,
and which will attend the meeting of
the supreme lodge at San Francisco
this summer and enter the drill con
test for a prize of $1,500 which is of
fered for the company making the best
showing during the drill maneuvers.
The company will give a fancy drill
while here.
The twin city companies will assem
ble at K. P. hall in Masonic Temple,
Minneapolis, at 10 A. M. on Thursday,
June 5th, and immediately form for
parade under command of Major Chas.
A. Greenwood. The brigadier general
and staff, Col. John A. Hegman and
staff, and Col. E. H. Miiham and staff,
will accompany the battalion to Prince
ton. The special train will leave the
Great Northern depot at Minneapolis
at 10:30 A. M. and arrive at Princeton
at 12:15. Mille Lacs Co. No. 3 will re
ceive the visiting battalion upon its ar
rival in Princeton and act as escort
and extend the honors.
The program of the "Field Day" ex
ercises is as follows: At 2 p. M. the
battalion will form for parade in front
of K. P. hall, the head of the column
resting at First and streets. The
line of march will be north on street
to the Herdliska corner, thence east
to Main street, thence south on Main
street to the Goulding corner, west to
the Jesmer corner, south to the Fer
rell corner, west to the Staples corner,
north to Rutherford's corner, east to
residence of Dr. Armitage, north to
Caley corner, west on First street to
residence of S. M. Byers, thence to fair
grounds, where the exercises will be
held. The formation of the parade
will be as follows:
Mounted Police.
K. P. Band of Unity Lodge No. 4.
Co. G., N. G. S. M.
Brigade and Battalion Officers.
Capital Co. No. 13, St. Paul.
Companies 1, i and 12 of Minneapolis.
Company 3, Princeton.
St. Paul Lodges.
Minneapolis Lodges.
Anoka Lodge.
Cambridge Lodge.
St. Cloud Lodge.
North Branch Lodge.
Milaca Lodge.
Princeton Lodge.
At the fair grounds the official pro
gram of drill, inspection, review and
"honors" will be as follows:
3 P. M. Arriving at the fair grounds
c| he battalion will be drawn up into line,
to extend the honors to Col. J. A. Heg
commanding the First regiment,
who will order the battalion dismissed
and direct the captains to immediately
form their companies for practice drill.
Necessary time will be allowed for ex
tended practice, there being ample
room for the several companies to drill
4 P. M. The battalion will form in
column of companies and-will be in
by Col. E. V. Lorenz, Assist
ant Inspector-General. Immediately
after the inspection, under the direc
tion of#the inspecting officer, the bat
talion will execute such movements,
including sword practice, as he may
5K M. The battalion will form in
line of companies for review by the
brigadier general. Immediately after
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