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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 [email protected] 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
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
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
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
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
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 -
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
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 ~
.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
"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.
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
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