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ON PATRIOT GRAVES.
(C.miasdpem Third Page.) in the war ot the rebellme have made an teoal reeord in civil lfe since the war e DI the aetional and state governmesb ar foand worthy repressmtatives of that grant arms. 33.7 of oar comrades Der te Th guished ~min the literary m uinein wrim the- profeessos and r et eur great colleges and in the pu tof al ear charehes are to be found of the Grand Army of the Republic. Many of then veer private soldiers, the equals in ability el tae men who commamed dfvisieme and arn cor ps. Tim Matron's Dst. The aetion ha done much for thon who fight its battles. We should remember that we ewe it to ourselves to be good citises and toeaki an every way oe s to perpetma1tethe his which God ta vouchestd ti great D happy country. sersivore of the war are rapidly psin way: thoumade are being mustered on every year, and the time is not far distant when there will be no Grand Aamv of the Republic to engage in fhse beautiful and sacred ceremonies at decoration. Let hope that the Bos of veteran. and their Bone to the latest generation wil take our pieces and carry forward the good work of homoring the memory of the natia.s dead. We have every reason to believe that this will be done. The great interest which is being manifested in the organization of the Sons a Dsaghters of the Revolution is gratifying evi deuce that our posterity will feel a just pride in the record we have made as soldis and maviors of the rnion. The rolls of the revolutionary armies are be ing s=aned by people of every degree to aseertain if any of their ancestors served in that war. Wherever a name is found, a whole family feel justly proud in being able to point t ancestor who was a brave and gallant p. Gen. Barsey was frequently interrupted by appluse and at the close of his remarks the aDe ace gave vigorous indications of approval. Roisinis stabat mater "fInammas" was rendered by the band and Col. McElroy intro duwed Ke%. Father Towle, Catholic chaplain of the home, who delivered a pleasing address. taana vouwt[ a aDtmsae. Father Towle expressed his gratitude at being present with the assembly, who, irrespective of creed, race or nationality, were gathered under the red. white and blue. the lag for which our frc iather, died and under which many who were present fought, to do hom age to the noble men who laid down their liver for their country. Not since man inhabited the earth have armies fought for uaacia a nblu enad a that achiced by the struaggles of the 'nion forces. In ancient days and awore modern times the armies of other lands fought for conquest or at the caprices of hing . but the Cnion treops fought for the birthighl. of 4od-liberty. Although the pre-eas m.mbers of the brand Army wial ultiuatelv join their brothers who base gone before, the Grand Army will not die. for while there throbs American blood in Aseracain hearts there will always be a Grand Amsi--by adoptien. Father Towle re ferred soeehnyuly to the old ieterans present whom he ataendasp.riwually and whom he visits in the hospital. and id a high tribute to the nobility of tis old eoe. After father Towle came the Rev. Alexander E. Gibeota. who deh, esed the benediction. and the lbnd i.l.&.od "iest to the Brame." This eone.ie t the cerraenmes and the assembly furme.l nto roeession to begin decorating the graves. tar voun Or oa. rLOoa3. The toir-b of C.er.. I : g.n was the first one viie.l att: then the grave of Gen. Hunt, where Sower a were laid. When the pwoea ion reached the cemetery th- veerann tram abe homne and the decoration comraittee pec-i a bunch of gower, on each grave. Sa.me o! the ok roldiers could hobble around only atu li:culty. but they undertook the work a. a plea.ure. roe.Lrrr.r E OR roE D.6T. The co:w itseea for the day ere as follows: Co a on S.dlie ' Home-John McEl toy. P. V. coymmirder. chairnan: A. N. Thomp Bon. J. R. Funk. W. W. Fierce. J. H. Thomas, H. M. Pen'ee. H. S. .esa -. Au:.lnarv "ecorton committee-Henry Wil sen Post. No. 17. C. a IL.. Patrick Ford corn aman.tig: (3'n. J. M. Mchotie!d G..rri-on. Army and N::sy L'inn: Mr.. L. A. Irwin. Mrs. Electa E. Sr.2. Mr. A. P. enttstt. Mrs. A. N. Thnmtpen. Mr'. Me:rv C. 'sngston. Mrs. Gee. C. Hari'. Mr-. J. L. Funk M-. H.S. Stevens. MIr'. (:a in Farnswurth. brs. L re , Mrs. E. .I. Tyr--Al. Y.. ('a-.,L. Nye. rs. Me 'oanig.J. M-s. Mole-ma rhirn. Ms. S. L. Brook S.l. .'Ira. C. A. Bu.ghardt. Mrs. Martha A. Fergue-n. 'w. D. A. Irwin. Dr. C. H. Pen rse. (.,-tsr-dr E. M. TrueD, surgeon W. H. Porwood. Meegt. Major W. D. Wallace, Com rade Jaee at well. 'om. merga Ales.Campbell, First berg. Coas,. F. rAlkie., tirst *ergt. A. I'. Droit. iai ..g:. J.as O'brien, FireS Sergt. Atrak T. in. etgt. R. B. Dickinson. Fergt. Wa. Ker-h:m, Sergt. John Mria. Sergt. Rmhnfra Suufer. %ergt. John 4'orcoran. Sergt. Earnest Pelt. rergt. Wnm. Elwood, Mert. Win. Gafney. Xergt. James ]oran. Corp. John Haan. Comrade H. Glynn, superintendent of eemeterv. Col McElroy. a chairman of the eommittee, eonducted all the cere monies, which Pased of without hiAh ani made this ,daty conspicuous among the Deceration day, of the Soldiers' nome cemetery. 3*31a1 aia'm. -m L mmegy, m9e & Peampt List se Ue nm sina --e- Tasse. mmbi day ms.e at the Congrm=4mal Iamessy wiedemtea mas the ireetion et Os hdeNthm maksaed, Juster vie-eeam acade, andste by to fedewn e=== e- of are~a: W. 3.-e, ch.. J. D...., N. N Essn, A. N.6-seJ. Lm.ve,L A. D arE &Sto G. W. Bans, L E. W. Thompeeg. At UM:M el aewing presessio was farmed as as shede amlaasylvanin aisee sema.st -'e presee, by wey et Pemnylvan avenue ame E seet, t toa esntEry: UShes Deme Em;Gn et Vaem' Drim Cerpsilusthr Or' de af a....esa 8mmeny shee; e11mms; theine Osm, . af. V.;Camig Cmm,. afY.: Gee. 3. t'hem. 1as, Ne. N G.A. ; er suat ea, N.. P, G. A. U;: 5. V. Dept, aeom e y l e atdh emtemm h Ae beeam @Mm m guse., ofs the uesmim e es aaer m heeaet. pmte. ihes en mat ham es1$ who aem l hke n w0eb -s smI biheny ...!e eBmn m wheese s QQ t .th t 1et.Q& wele, blutv 3m 1m e emie -ams h.v......ma.at...d A Smd omst aupmUl aer -mns tm . 2tbe me OesseZ .being e n e=ner sin e* snhe. A 48, -man 3snme amsedsss 2. , AL, S.s3. V. 3 eml see a Br M. L. d New iEBi - -eee~ln -"asnm aL~ ens me as - se ml es ama mmmmnanAshe 'M I teasto to the b e iw ao e t he ass loved ons- to do sabot sevis an e bu fled in behalf of te C .ad . s and Union. What a terrible esaret that We a what - eudurus and marveleos her-i the defmnime of earS~ costa those fer ylu me f suyfe. la h rid no sack battles -e. eve t a thee to which our schmers Es. from 1861 to 1061. The bulbs of uerl N short dt Oof m o usbes while those at the revolutis, the war if 18s and a sen.-- war were but .*..lbe I. an oter great gemeras fauh /I. inaron .examean. emsatie from death and woands r y ea seeded 10 per cent, while In several ci the rebellion our loss in killed and wounded == gregated 30 per cent, and in individual rsag ments it sometimes esceeded0 per cent. Tha single fet tals the yof bravery -nd heroic courage of our more logest than any words of mine can pieture it. Is it asked why our armies were thus deal mated? The answer it found in the fect thea the soldiers of the Union fought for a grea principle and not for gain or conquest. Ou armies were made up not from the lower -lases of society but from the farm. the workshop the school and the college. The soldiers of our civil war represented the capacity, kibD and moral courage of an Intelligent people-not the blind, unconscious m =anis of ignorant masses trained to the support of arbitrary power. They submittedo the war with a clear apprehension of itsa Bin e and terrible reality. Theirs was a voluntary sacrifice for the maintenance in its entirety of a system of society, labor and government hav' its origin, support and end in the pero .he men whom we honor would never ve accepted the gage of battle for under r dominion; never to support the c or a family or to elevate a chief tain to imperial honors. They fought for the dynasty of the neople. The condiet was inspired solely by the love of liberty and of country. All prejudices and passions were consumed in the intenser heat of popular patriotism. The loyal of all creeds stood bide by side and fell together for the integrity and glory of the republic. weaT TgEsE soLDIEn DIm. And how grandly they fought and how glo riously they died. These graves decorated to day by loving hands are Olled by men whose going out from life brought desolation and or sow to many homes. They were brave men. Whatever of hardship was endured, whatever of snfering experienced, whatever of toil and pain encountered, our soldiers shared in full measure and endured with a fortitude such as brave men alone can display. Wherever the tires of desolation burned fiercest, wherever the line of battle was blodiest, there they were seen moving with a strong and steadfast courage. At the call of cou.ry they plunged into the very abyss of death and gave up life in defense of the right. How they fought through the heat and desolation of Fredericksburg! At An tietam they hurled themselves upon the bridge with desperate determination, and over the boies of fallen comrades passed the stream that ran red with blood in the face of the foe. At Vicksburg they crept day by day nearer its central line until the strong defenses crumbled and fell, and at Gettysburg, the Waterloo of the war, they fought with a courage the like of which history does not record and won a victory greater than any the world has ever known. Murely loving hands rbould strew fowers on the graves of these dead heroes and a grateful peo ple sh-uld recall with pride their sacrifces for liberty and for country. Their achievements are enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen and their valor will serve as an example and an inspiration to all the generations of the republic. TEE MOST ENDVnING MONUMENaS. The battles of the old world are commemo rated by columns and arches. The Athenians reared mounds in commemoration of the achievements of their soldiery. With s grate ful hearts will always cherish the deeds of the men who fought our battles. Better than mon uments and arches is the undying gratitude of a nation, and better than built by human hands are the everlasting hills of Get tvrbarg and Lookout and Cemetery Ridge, on time crest of which the storm of shot and abel rained with relentless fury. While liberty lasts those hills will stand mute and yet eloquent reminders of dauntless heroism and undying devotion to duty and to truth. - For the living soldiers of the civil war every patriotic heart has nothing but feelings of gratitude and words of praise. Your breasts were bared to the storm of lead, your lives en pused to the vicissitudes of war. Your eom rades fell and you were spared. A grateful country will not forget the part you played in that terrible drama of death and desolatio Some may grumble became the soldier is pen sioned. Beaven pity the man who thus puts elf above p i and who measures the blood oft soldier by the low standard of dollars and cents. Go with me to the home where the empty chair awaits the coming of the boy who will never return; to the home of the mother, old and poor, whose only was taken from her em the fied of bat Ask her which she prefers, her bay or the paltry pension that perchance she re eeives, and what answer will be me? Ask th men whose hman are gnor the sigrht of whose eyes hes been detoewhichhhe prefers, and note the reply. Akhim who on-= trated disease in the swampe of the south, or sufered untold agosies in the prison pens of the enemy, which he prefers, health er a pe=n= sion, r.nd listen to the response. Do the meen of the present generation forget that high med. teal authority estimaate. that every snldie fro~m the north who served three years shortened his life by the saeof ten years? Tell me that these amen donot deserve recognition by the governament-that they are unworthy of a pit tance to enable them to keep saern fromn theinslves and their loved ousnd I reply, God have mercy on the men who treat un hidytoewithout whose eforts the rpilic would have been overthrown and freedom would have perished. Beaven be praised our armies triumphed, the Union was preserved, the dear old Abg wa eared without a str rmaoved and the pr'l ples of coestitutiomal goenetwere upel and eeatd thde. hg oet we adstrength typified in Its folds, floats oer the entire country. Obedient to natiom-_ authority a reunited eountry is engaged -. friendly rivalry with the other nations of the ~erth.Pe ' abhouds sa fator awat ee Andtoday s we look upon the graves ofour dead hse-s let ns reverently pray that o reisin all for ay cas in our land; the the elil and petial rigto every citisen may be r spee; thtthe heaven-born primetpiss of tem rue ay gie cr adthat deete ofar, scinlfelng msay be laid aside and alse nation beco-- in bet t= w as in msame e me et feadcm, of na ies and of enlt. 3. grn er ormee elegasut tebue a ee tothe dead heres et the war them to the Dead." The flmeisr bas read as pem rsvase in which ees es fenhes: "Ye.," he sai, "we SEhe oenalyte t the dad;& time to the1 lMmthat asered bes- the levlseth bmies and n~~s bsehmia me seady saidbf is m ws teo me Uen aed toinemei Ushm Mm --i net been farai veter i w.ahue -..m.E... n as s et Ama dsewer ee bmb Men bem e ~ m s mm d e se es e a e e q s lmin The eS s nea t bebnd In "We'N Ner lEap Their ernery O.s.," whan caus DeWit C. Spragae was sasdeed as te of the &g lofone 006 L hessti d d -ting to e t. in. .he We . ertana the por as aese Bows ease -p wa ilher a8 re es., The porn wa recived with gnat apubaas and was followed by heition ofe a.o..d, kpma, "W. Dek Their Graves 1 ds e~ bOwe. feottetl nO a n B ezord that Mr loost, amru boy at m ee forthefrost, but was hisanthr o te ayand co pled much agais his will, to rSets hems maramTusTa moves onason. Mr. Scott mid in substance that no other day sherved by the American people is so full of tsmdersantimaats, of individual hireirn and patriotism an this Memorial day. Iadepeuduao day commemoratd the estab lshmet of American freedom. Thanksg2in brings a gratel to their place. orf or having crowned the year with His Joodnee.. Other daere o .erved in mrnory v. gnats. Thsasi maned to the mimory af avnuaranwyvv owun 300on. the individual soldier who gantly and herolo ally imperiled his health, his limb, his life, his earthly enjoyments by forsaking ease, comfort and domestic happiness to nerve hi. country and prevent its ption. Every little grainv mound, no matter how ob scure and humble Its occupant in a monument to the unselfish patriotism of the rank and fle of the gallant American soldiery. War is the most horrible condition of man. When waged by one nation against another it surpasses human thought ,and comprehension in rightful ideousne. When it calls in conflict men of one country and one blood it blinds human reason in the bitterness of its sorrow. Three decades have passed since the greatest war of modern nations closed. A new genera tion has been born and grown to maturity since the first gun startled the world. Time has sped on and our reunited country has been riding the hngand the elements in the great e of human progress. The sorrows and horror, of fraternal strife are not effaced. They cannot be so long as there remains a national cemetery, a soldiers' home, a disabled soldier or a hero's grave over which a grateful nation may bow and scatter fragrant flowers. The horrors of war are not invited. They come because conditions force them. The irre presamble conflict over human slavery must needs come. When the natural body is poi soned with impurities of the blood eruptions must be formed to rid the system of this death producing matter. Thelurgeon's knife is of ten applied in aid. So of nations; so of our own beloved land. Slavery had long poisoned the currents of national life and the sections, north and south, were mutually jealous of each other on account of this demoralizing institution. Webster in the north and Calhoun in the south had fought the great forensic battles. Those Samaons of intellect and human thought stood out before the world as mountain peaks in a desert. The great peacemaker between the sections, Henry Clay, being from neutral old Kentucky, mought to heal the national malady by compromises. Thee only alayed the irrita tion, they could not care. the cause was too deepseated for external applications. The sur geon's knife mast be applied and blood must flow. The confit ems; the cancer was cut out. A race of men was emancipated. The scars of war may remain, but the two sections are no ~fwembittered by an ever-ouaaperatlng con oft in.S th war baa closed th sections have gradually been cemented by northern capital in outhern fields, by from the north ging into the glorious =ume of southern winters, those of the south enjoy ing the cool breesas of the peat lakes and mountains of the nortand, by strong bands of atel in great railroad system. and by inter No one, north or south, would restore slavery. Neither sectios has any interests in conflict with the other, but each seeks that natural In trhneto rout and people which come. from perfect harmony and concord. The dGems was frightful, the remedy terrific as well s hereic. It was applied and the re covery has been coen and rfect. The great emaniator, st equally lsGePUS$oodUto,, Douglas, sTedenshrined in hearts of a The things that ar behind are gotten to the universal concord that prevail.. The future, with its bow of proms, spuas the heavena. A people un resources, a land unapproahaleIn Its won derful pomsibilitie., a nation, the gnus of which snrpasses the wildest dreamao Utopian ..ginaon. atands with the torch of human and achevemsent uplifted to an theceturesyet to come. eu. =n.=-=.~ mALs. Mr. Scott' address was warmly received, and at Its sls Comrade Bickford stepped to the front and maid that few of the old war horse. were left now, and knowing thatall would begad to ame the n presenst, he Introduced Gen. W. B. Rosecrana. Gen. Eaenern said that It was ex premsly understood that he wan to may nothing, and he weald therefore merely say that he re garded It to be a dat to be reaet and that he reverentlyinedowitdhi in pay dre"Sweet Repos" followed, and then, after "Nearer, My God, to Thee" had been bogy the ben theRe gramounced the bemedletlon and the ceremony as ~ wth dre s es en commrnas. 'rhe followIng were the decorating commit tees, they being amsited by the ehildrem: Prom Earragnt flelief Corps, No. 5-Mr.. C. A. KM~prilat;Mrs. Fannte me===Mrs. Mary ieyMrs. Miranda Pnfer, Mrm.A (~rne~akm.M. Hitchcock,'Mr. ot hu sM..M.rehlsdMm .D.-, m Mrm. Gch~ Mr. Desper, Mm.rke.r. Lowerym. H~la Mr.. Deavema, Mr. Beat. Esm. aie1Mrs. L. Lye.s, Miss J. an Dee., -3. L. Dianemore. Prama Ge.. M. Theec eso Hermaen -nef A.e---, W.de..n... Tane, man. W etUs. Pram g Sam of Veerain-W. A.3nthersd. M.1b*, .3. Pre. el Was.Ni E. T. Nash, 5. Dsi Pata,&,Win. Doslan, in. Ben. W, L.Nrd.n,. 3. Amag Ge amy bemiM Semsi - ambher and -em pratd by hsgtRle Cerp., Ne. A~ -a gpeety aded. i h as ha deee t .U8isIbi -snsby tale way. 'E- -M-s Ama s s e.4 i.aaa to the esnA m sskse 4 S~ dn sahnst me~estte e thes.... wMasi amsee dmet meas er Ge - t M 0 Gsee e --, s -am b ~ hir wes up ti beg A mberet andeathramged ps aeb anarea meowt e pw Jas es to pt 1e aso drin ande peuebany mi Wosshoes. to dip bin ap.abMamd a toe s mRe buskets. For the first tiee in the loal hitoy a memo"ta day an the vardeambodles at patilous woman warhed a on individual to make the e=ss a floral eseos, and is spite at the fast A owers wee very aarce is spring the result@ were intisfactory in every respect In fact, a glanceat the uituje of graves ice Aringtcm wouldodethIm, odislay was more elaborate then it baa ever heretofore been. Thfis emot ammy be due to the better ugetwhish seams to have been in on,for instead of a reek les distribution of the perfumed beauties there has been tolerably even diviioe, a the deo arUehm. a .anae. KM5 IDS V. 33ND1C35. At an early hour the good ladies commenced their loving efforts, and throughout the morn ing they toiled inceaaantly, until every sodier whose patriotic bones are covered by the well kept sod had his mortal abode marked by a lag and a bouquet. In a few instanoes ho was paid to the memory efahei whohg er the more celebrated or to those near and desk. The tomb of the "unknown dead." the grave of Sheridan and the narrow beds in which lie the remains of Mrs. Jeannette Van Deusen and Mrs. Isabel Urell were remembered by hundreds of those who were admirers and associates in the days not so lOver the graves of Mrs. Van Deusen and Mrs. Urell, the ladies of Potomac Corps, Women's Relief Copconducted special memorial serv oesC but before the ceremonies they completely covered the turf with the most beautiful and fragrant of blossoms-tributes of true afec tion. The ladies who engaged so harmoniously in the work of general decoration were drawn from numerous sources. Some were members of Potomac Corps, others came from the various post corps, not a few were members of the ladies' auxiliaries of the Sons of Veterans Phil Kearney and John A. Logan Camps being most energetically represented-others were delegated by the commands of the Union Vet erans' Union. All were anxious to help in every pble way and every one appeared to be sat lofed iththt which had been accomplished. sana 0ai Ti tmoa. It would sir as though Memorial day was the signal for Ake bringing out of every antique horse and prebistoric vehicle in the District and the adjacent portion of Virginia Hundreds of wrecks stewed the highwavfrom theTrseaunryDe partmentto Arlingtonyetby the exercise of some marvelous but une clicable power managed to reach the destination planned by their re ipectivepuipltore. Progress wasn painfully mow with e maimed, halt and sightless equines, fWlh most instances the loads were overheavy; but the persistent application of loose fragments of leather and the use of emphatic but improper language eked out the feeble vitality of the horse and held together frao tured axles rheumatic wheels and dislocated wagon bodes. Many of these vehicles were decorated with faded fragments of the national colors and a large proportion of the occupants carried in th b ands home-made bouquets of wild Rowers. These unassuming offering. were later laid on the graves of people whom the donors probably never knew. One old colored woman fat enough to weigh at least 100 pounds, waddled up to the tomb of the "unknown dead" and dropped at its bass a big bunch of feld daisies saying, as she did so: "Mebbe my fisy's in dere; Ie good Lawd only knows." And she cried lust as though she felt sure that beneath the big stone were the bones of that son who shook a[ his chains to fight for liberty and the Union. non watt rofeorrTx. No one was forgotten at Arlington today. Every grave was decorated and the perfume of ross filled the air. The deeds of the brave were recounted a and again and many atear was dropped by rave comrades on to little pile of earth that marked the resting spot of ce who fell fghting for the fag or who lived o see it honored and then laid down life's bur en. Many were the sad scenes enacted through the grunds. Widows, sisters, children and rien unted out their hallowed dead and set by the little mounds entwining roses and beau tiful lowers over the graves. One of the most touching cnes happened at the grave of Capt. Charles Parker oftroop K, inth cavalry, now stationed at Fort Meyer. Early in the morning five big stalwart colored wreaths of wild lowers, which they gathered them sves, surrounded the tomb and with lhe tenderness of women decorated the grave of hism who had been a kind, considerat, and soascientious commander. Tears came to their hhe h~i h had been thei commande samanm's roxa. Iheridan's tomb was a perfect bower of roses worked in handsome and appropriate designs. The amassive granite shaft, was surrounded with shoice floral picsand surmounted with gift from Presiet rison. On the Ive, which could screybe seen for roam ShrdnPuNo. G. A.3. worked o eLylLegion worke in molen the natioa clor whl ahandsome cvlysad ?ALr roara's enAva. Amiral Porters grave was artistically decc rated. A large ac.a and'crown mnade of white aueticas and roses cupled a poeitic, at the b~.4, wrhile an anchor made of white inmaer tseme rested amid a bed of roaes at the foot. Tegranteo s roudigthu gravewr Union jams floated froma each corner. The laatur of thu decoration was a he attle isa werd "Potm a.=raeitc Naval Veterans, A 9"rlbute to Our Shbip mate." rous o, -s ummow. The ladles of Potecmec Corps dAeat.a the tomb to the unknown dead and when their task was ecmqleted It leoked like a bit o'fairy laud.| The tcp et the tombh was eov esd ba a ag Proam each bearneeata whib from th etra ws ear*"nsd et eSlared imamrteas. was the gift et thu Pseddeat to s 3,11 unknows dead. Old reisaans did ust~yabout the teamb after thera= Th. eeAti-" er t eheg a e ew tog sNue from th Wceaa e eis Cerpe, asah E.e esbsm Ie X~eadGne TheetIsaelwiulthe last eu~derte~sm s et e0. A. 3., and m. Da. wesehthe o rma. Theskteer.ae et dm Werne.' s Gesps hed hI sems sam~ C hrd tm - gasof wueel of white with the ne 0. A. 3.tblies, was amd "i Way eof as imm r wi t e a.Mie nGabwite UMl, 10, L ., was also n te =menat no was a membert aof f theDeasqamet T egr ve l. I a Bariam ofi a swath of beaut f sl Ni eaes 'The eadve granite tomb of see Cot. Wa. Mayers was deorated by Kafayet a Poe, Ua. s f Degi tes was a o le of a. ~~ing ~ cobt. .erps bs of his Om medsk red in red, white ad ~ble - more... The tomb of Oil. Juseph B.OOMMi of Oega.s town was neatly deerated with tp nAsw wored in artistic and ltte d :g TEa aemvmaarn. Pbeps it was the weather, it mght havse ben the decoations, or may be it was the people, but iS is eartin that the old ainnhitheater river leoad bet ter thn6 did af theoa eadiesportion of the day things looked rather a dae mstorogieal - was mai; this plee of imas But before th se s emmemd the warm and direst rays of e6ae penetated the canvas nd ave new hes to t buting which ma y in the warma = -manph or climbed the massive p Inm to ompa y with green vines and seamchng teedrile. The audience w..omposedprlies.o thos who thirty yars a took the and mos prsoalintretoi the war. About on third were womem-women whom husbands and fathers and brothes and sons and sweet heart bed gone to the great lie, many of them never to return. The attention was given every numberr th pro gram, and the applause was genero.s. On the platform were many notable person ages. Immediately to the left of the speaker's stand sat Gen. D. H. Hastings, the orator of the ay seem I'Mb his brote Ma. Hatig, r.Lwis B.Bilr ad M s.H Humsts of Philadelphia. Near thisgruan close to Departement Comm-e Dis. o wus the venerable Luther B. Noyes of Wisconsin, the poet of the o Others on the warm e rm usk a a e Grand Army Mrs, Senders of Montana (the Senator having on his left breast a Loa Legion badge), Senator and Mrs. Palmer o nois, Senator John Sherman, Gen. and Mrs. Vcey epsntative Cogaelof Massa ches, Duey of Ilnois ynes of Oh Enochs of Ohio, Owens of dhio and Commis sioner Green B. Baum. wan carried in T n on o pcisely mander Dmmers celled the assembly to order as follows: OOmXA DIU DamoaN's annages. Commander Dinamore celled the assembly to order in the following words: Comrades, ladies and gentlemen: At each re curring spigtime the survivors of that once vast y eery vi n [country,, strew the aes of s o the patot d with thecholeet flowers. Today wears athred here within the bounds of a spot made Sacred as the last reatngpacenof thousads of comrades who marched into the aws of death to preserve the heritage transmitted byI thae lathers and who knew the value of the fruits of a e straggle, end willinglyh laid down theirlie that this nation might live, to honor their memories and achievement and pe on each muThe osarry eleband the ainresedd and restored by te serlo i.a of therlesaOn this day we renew the memories and fraternities of a comradeship cehe ented to p and battle and recount the deeds of our heroic dead, to Incite the youth of this bnd to a greater re o lofi ro country ad frmoer C ipity o theduioea mhptthe end that equal roand national unity shall be forever main The Mozart Cub ad the Marine Band bad rendered a Selection, Cfplain Gotwu;d ofeetd 'c band then gave wOar ArmoUpAloe, a ra followed by the .r po.e, re cited by the author. Gem. D. H. Hastings, a..wtr o ... d.y, spoke as follows: G. atr.ne' oaTrne. Ladies and Gentleme We setd today on historic ground. Before us, in full view, to a. capital city of the nation, behind. the eacred eal ofrienla ovend ent ao l the rook of freedom, an s t reflection upon the in :erve"..fwto": eet se"n ...*'., ayem-l tesvqniet alesong the Potomac and peaceful throughout the land. Here art bee vied with nature in th OWNe. ton of beauty and for the perpetat orn at his tory. Here are the richest carpet. of gees, here the monarch of anest forest; here the flowers of spring time; here the sunshine and the shadow. Yes, here is Arlington, the greatest aty of the soldier dead. About us are the tene meat. of those who came all unbidden from the ..usv.3..ue ,.e. bater ta ale toth southwrdtle facing te i enothe Caitol dsuroedt byt comrades who aid nth pehaltyof eotion ptog contnry and dut ie the reammpetoUeri rel e o .jment monfg The wdtilt he wedwihhr.hl ase-dthm id Y nl. Afe Lmate l... to Amhead... l... , . h....ha. ge. Is d a .. s,.. A mos -.a Pe am esae s.a.e n b ns. o id~ebybbeeam~muws e hem -d valor They 14ut t tie wht...d t.m d .b..ty s ed eeman. n v- d. . egg tao...ewm or a w Thee a sk a- ".. . m t. eegt, d swing. on masno w b..ae witeed to by age, S.d o. e:,m, In eamper-ane, so gadee at visaee and Ger my, 1 a."- at * ..I .'|, aIn e mre. Htimory hs moer tol ac eamo m bee.d wrfre. Th. epae as .b.w r oTe Ight f ers w t a iod ao eateseII.pay al do. l 6- Ie ear. national dea. o as at toe oanee-P Y. w id t.. .a theu t me ant. a uale> fomat ymet c mer VM mh.et whe o r b..r.. psp. faltered; me a doubt r t. the e .aph Yvo. wes. fn e sdea. e er..U. .nit.d'Uni ewe. went to p Other ntion epe - n em s le rm es for ow been..e ow seurt to ties We don't The Ued awn do ph. Gr.evete.. te ..ord ih tr s of A. .... .tkig .athery Ter. am alwys mey ego~ lft to provide for th Mmii .ao red" vetoda p.. th moren it .co. to maintain see. a th.e .ading ari a .riuph o Ame... .t n a a ntayt. The .d.'. r de. "..nre e..watrbe t~oo ..iber.a4..yrthyrf e. to bring the D.ehrattam of Iandepa..s... ad the naton's Consitution Erato amuleot. The Pay dfora hasae .pi h. de old ad tattered stare and Uniodydn n h blood Of patriob showetrsa stiean forty-four ., Thee be.ds have out . the sears of war. T . song of peace and to seh. of ed .ry 6 brights. .Oter lands have aught up the strain and deserters from alU other Seal are bowing before the altar of our M.erie; the ntm .f the arth behold under our banner all ru..., creeds and races and in the lag above yonder Caitole beo.d the vryen of berty. rbed ha light four and forty sars in her die dies; broken cha.. and pprmlo under her feet and in her hand an olive brach. seran ruzn oounsnES. You who he shad among the md tnaes marking the graves at 3,WS olk. comrades know tha. the death role aloes of both armies numbered a half million neams, 0,00 from m w ns..Als, bow few survive today. whbere ar* you comrades? You who foogt with Sherman may well remember the graves that dotted bis pathway from Atlnta to the er. Ton who followed Nee and sne ek a.d o. tenderest love. Thoe who sred ha Hooker's who croeed with Eartan the ste bridge at Antietam; who were with P easst lashed to te meet in the harbor of Mobile; who saw the hors and rider that turned defeat Into victory when Sheridan galopaed down the valley of thre ohsm Grant returned the sword of Iwo lut as oeis the surrender at his army, me&l not he tlthtGod's own treasure o beauty, the rme romsd a dsvarllga lb tmoay Wandering through the eve row of marble a Rustl while ago here and there I found the word "undwn upo. the headstonee ns .Wt A soldier the ion but unkpdnown, Maybap year.ag father, wife or child cepel him -to aag her n aehmg oteAd fof death. H. went to the battle, but eao. not back. Those he loved waited wearily for years to hear the retriug footflle om raise tiled to lift the eeloudthat ansoudsd hisataking t Today they wonder wher e or oa hat iterible l hefeor bywh stigehands be was ntombed. Ukon .gron echbe soldithe trampled vhnatgo.el bltbdtea o friendtohame , on thoel pl tline, beneath the water of western rivers, lnl nthe vast and restle sse of the deep. Tloving bando of kin or comrade cno tirhallowed but minim. graves to. da. hm is foo remombranee lut asuno forgot the widows and erphamn eiter of the Union or of the deed eanfedeay They whom the south sat to do battle were worthy foea.. Wrong etern mly wrong and without LA n uhllwe ls bavbe ri es, de p fu~lg omsariso of valor or lov. Today ru uo~a dasveterans with thr loved -ne unite to spread leaves of heaing upon the future. They ee flet to bury a nosily and ba deep brefovr. out of ighL Lot tham Let am hae, today, at the eapital cit i ato naton, stew the lowers, dreop the Sage, sond the sirdamd ndte rng ereaed oy north and south, and from a" simple ern monies mra three seing and bloom th lowers of fratermiry, fellowship and love, whsdllpradstw ole.hin. Our country bas not prvdunwot of her revolutionary ancestry. Wpent the -aeb~d In blood Jos beam upheld and maintdale in Hi t a dm s Lgs .g ~ S.- ABBOU .i. Sema wm A-sage anowe et O n tb Mr. Jeh pMfp doae, the .eaer eftom United Stot . Marime mand, wE probably lesee the ity within the cwt silty dase and mover xset to it aueeptas a visitor. The big symaiAete which has bs tempting W with lag ==aii and other tid=.emete has emptured him ad he beloge to We.hing tem o more; proelded, however, that the inrtoe asthorities w. give hMN his miem be fme Augs L Mr. SoUeN returned to the ity hom New York tims ucalug and w.. at Arlingt. whea a ma reoter eathd him whather he had di "I seat several member. ot the syeacte is New York," said he, "ad they agreed to d the dipuatioam I made. If the goveramet per mite ms to depart before August 1, 1 will sign the contreet ad leave for Chicago. Our costrect cad for K6NO a year and an latereat is the proite of the organintio. My slry I. guaranteed for ive years by a copper rive ted bond, and it is agreed that my istereat to the prot thaf be twice as great in the ee and, third and footh ears as duri ng the list -a The synmdicateee also t a half is in al my sanriptmat - and i" aU I mo write for eve years. "For twelve tears I have lived is Wahing ton," oosatinee the rotes.or, "and my heart is here, but the ofer too good to be refused. I cannot see that Congress Is going to do an for the band or for me; is fact, a set memnber of the Hame comminttee on naval afmir. told se very emphaticealy that he did not believe is the goveramen fstering art. "E year it is a wort of growing dlcuky to hle good material together sad without " nw itle abost the amdate'e plau. If I get of by the lt of Auge"t I ama to mahe a tour of the big citisa to wo or materIaL. The baud in to be eriu4ed by the 1st of October-fully equ ed with ,mms and instrument. Owo the aym etse for Ea within two or three wek opurchase as immaure. repertoirwhicb will include all the ltest m aevel m; thae I will adapt for the band." It is understood that the syndeeate which the proteo will draw imlary from i to be kmowa to the publi aM the -haley ameat Cem Of ecure, moting has bees doe as to the elecros of a w aaler for the Marie Mid. 'tai U~lhA4 TU CONVWYUSUlO. h serss etstete Mr.CaSeme .% mee Lin ta leswb ONOmaGI. Th chif object of interet with the dae aste just new is the Syramoe cosvestls to be h.M tomorrow. It as believed that is t .. vuatb is the greatest peril to Mr. Qerand. Some t Mr. Gvebad's most doveted friese have bees trying to cheak this senseties ad prevest the deon of Mr. .. pereenmy and to Inde" them not to sed a neatting delegation to Chicago. Mr. Qe.e. a.d, it auderetod, ham bo m.kigi.. eore ttly, though the at me w.s made with he approvaL It id pretty geamrelly aed now e It to too Wes to change the cours of the convention, and tht a eatetiag delegation wEl he eat to Chicago. Some of thorn who have hoes inter eating themaoeles in the matter and are very ani..s l.s Mr. Gevelad'. .aea for the m inaminao shoeuld be aerie..ly injured by the preese of two daegatem, MY that there isno doubt now that the Grae fels will form a new oep-moatos frem the grend up, poitng a new state *san" sad minding a delegatios to Chicago. Th psects sow are that there will he tw na.,.r---_atteaomaea .o, eah s.p ported by a big A ..a..os of wore fremes all pelsaNw Yreata sd hes these wEY e .t s s . ed lo ties esemarsh.iamrama is inm s u m Ets Deeved ft te Cwr . dI mo beth.:massam to the mer~ star. ELvoeu, In., May O.-The macdw at )eMm. Tewade Richards, which has for -ever a ye bees hreded in mystery, in th t at losto have bees solved. Cothey hsaer, a aeterise bargher, is sow in custody is pfnhphs ea ihat e-arge, and Ma suppoeed anmpihe la the tragedy, Wiem-- amO eorge Wood, i also hd the ..thoritiues of New Tork. T e . m have bees Wced ever esmos the ameder, bat nothing "deinie Doud be seured a the men to warant their arest. Abry ik h, entored a, w as empiont the mf therder .." who w... ode - bytwo eno who were ~etdof on..sam the iukane os the tatal n hue hues emmed after iomdideramhe trse. H. wee tekein to Ph and New York at week andtes"- the aman tear mserted am the me he sw os tim might ta me deed wee comiteed. Nequhitls seer haree hes takes outa"n the twoemme wel &g be brought to Eka The asthorie f e.ms m to its up Ma.==r at any tm The amurder fer which theame. wern aresed hock pae thortly after mnidmight es April ii, L881, at Porter'. hrdge, a tew mieeas of i lag. Sad a at twest-eve mia es e U dat mse amdher he.b.emwh at ...dtoech..Sthe surgler. th.rs~a raised hereal cm her ebewri the tbed and the intender the, belSet pemting her hmi. The uma from the roomn sad Mr. bhd et smnd hsas meLwh rahed abete at Rihr.,bt eg eet to the it m toe deE ha had tonh Me h meaatog i ~~ad aout4 d ek ~oep. M 'I wim we wed e tom "acd -n waVtesumg m t meer 'Ibasa be Ge ldehe temL "Meg Pase by." Us asis of Maa" Sqhassmnl r "Esegnamaamntee. theInnesameS mussnsssseha -smmt hash seuemtddaseha "e ~mpes has. "saeeeaad asa a lsa - em esme es eems a erhesga e ,.g le-2YYQL noe Now Tat MWMA 4_~q s... pebtAd to. , mit a amsa dl as de -w... S.... N hm.psm wU. .mi is.oep roi ttapumis U Io -4. Wi5 Yen IUy wit. hew row 6iW .t.. for hoi te PFmdSm; wt.t SM of imertem __ mS m oh~bt Oi@ rt~ low tdrst Prhof /t. pis. MWO U dSms to am" duom doat Mer~ ite. wil on " Ode pin Mr. lai.e St Mr. ? sr II, te - McK~Ld from~i .e.. hi ...71 I. fromt thee. hot ><r.Nota hm.N" ut Yr. Shaine, the its rots whIch is mepa.s to securo the .set ewoted Am amaly.f. of thet ht w=p ca insan e ch wodm md. wbtes pm ce ine to the u.Iade dvieaqt .. 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