Newspaper Page Text
OVER BLUE AND GRAY
Their Graves Remembered by Vet erans of Both Sides. REMARKS BY GENERAL WADE HAMPTON He Congratulates Chicago on Its Liberal Spirit CELEBRATING IN OTHER CITIES rHI( AGO? May .10.?Financially and so cially 'he historic "Mason and Dixon lfne" has been obliterated from the map of the United States, and in the leading feature of the Memorial day ceremonies here today, it would seem that politically, as well, the dead line" laid down over a generation ego to mark the territorial division be tween our slave and our free territory has been thrown down. With (he dedication today In this, one of the staunchest of the Union cities in the heart of the country whence came the blue coated warriors who marched "from At lanta to the sea." of a handsome monument to the lasting memory of men who wore the gray and fought for the "lost cause under the stars and bars, a confederate "high water mark" was established far north of that set at Gettysburg by force of arms; this, too, with the ungrudging consent of the staunch unionists among whom It is Placed, and with the assistance rl, ln blue- for and in arms, but iP?fe' doing honor to an ac know.edged valor which is now the com heritage of our common country. The dedication was accompanied by per haps the most impressive and Imposing ceremonies among the exercises set down Union!"" y in any part of the At Cottage Grove avenue and 35th streets then in the outskirts, but now in the heart ? H a "ockade was built during l? t Vl war and named Camp I>ouglaJ SrtLn e many thousands of confederate ?!?re~hnl,"'d b?,ween the years Jk . , ' The mcn held there under the restraints which befall captives of war nf ikIT"" r "ves ln that balmy climate of the sunny south, and the rigors of a Sri*?.W,D,Cr t0'd Upod them severely at C?????.0rov8 avenue ,,i', was to the memory of these 6,0<)<l who died in a military prisen in an enemy's bv"'thX ' "If mon"ment was dedicated by theii comrades and op|>onents ln arms, on the spot where they were buried. It is the first monument to confederate dead erected In the north, and the event was. perhaps, without a parallel in history. The Movement. This dedication Is the outcome of a move ment started by the Confederate Associa tion of Chicago. It undertook to raise the necessary funds for the erection of the monument, and Gen. John C. Underwood, a southern officer, ln command of the northern divisions of the United Confeder ate \ eterans, was chosen to carry the kcS # warti- The fund started with il. 300 from a lecture given in Chicago by Gen. Gordon of Georgia. Citizens of Chi cago also subscribed JIO.OOO. and subscrip tions by confederate veterans and others in the south brought the fund up to the necessary amount. The monument was three years under construction. The largest assemblage of distinguished confederate veterans ever seen In the north was one of the notable features of the oc casion. Those present included Generals John Gordon. Wade Hampton. James Long street. Stephen D. Lee. Fltzhugh Lee. Har ry ?eth. S G. French. E. C. Walthall. M. c. Butler. L. L. Lomax. Marcus J. Wright ?rank C. Armstrong. Jcs, O. Shelby. Wil ? H. Payne. Fayette Hewitt, C. A. Evans and Josh Lewis. Nearly all of these distinguished visitors, accompanied by their wives and famiHes. together with representatives of the Confederate Associa r?un,-i ? Camp Moultrie, veterans from Charleston. S. C.. and representative dele gatlons from Atlanta and other points south, arrived yesterday. They were met at the depots by comrades In arms, who preceded them, and by the local reception committee, composed of federal and confederate veterans, and the leading -professional and business men of the city. Today** Oremonicn. Today's ceremonies began with the ring ing of the Columbian liberty bell, firing of a national salute by battery D, Illinois Na tional Guard, on the lake front There a carriage parade of renowned northern and southern generals was formed, and moved under military escort to the 12th street depot, and there took the trains In waiting for Oak wood cemetery, where the dedica tion ceremonies took place. The dedication ceremonies were opened with prayer by Col. Joseph Desha Pickett, chaplain of the "Kentucky Orphan" brig ade> c; s- A Then Gen. John C. Under wood. In a few Introductory remarks plac ed in the chair Rev. Dr. W. H. Bolton pastor of the Centenary" Methodist Church' and past commander U. S. Grant Post, -j8, G. A. R. of Chicago, who delivered a brief ?ddress on assuming his duties. Cien. Hnirptnn's Remnrk*. The dedicatory oration, by Lieut. Gen. Wade Hampton of South Carolina, fol lowed. Gen. Hampton said in part: "The scene presented here Is one that could not be witnessed in any country but ours, and for this reason, if for no other It presents a significance worthy of the gravest consideration. A few years ago brave men from the north and from the south stood facing each other in hostile ar ray, and the best blood of the country was poured out like water on many a battle field Ihotisands, hundreds of thousands of our bravest men sleep ln bloody graves men who gave their lives to prove the faith of their convictions; and now north and south, standl'ig by these graves, wherever they may be. grasp hands across the bloody chasm and proudly claim federal and con federate soldiers as Americans, men who have given to the world as noble examples of courage and devotion to duty as can be nnr?L . on paKe ?f history. Nor is this all that marks this occasion as exceptional ffnm?nmar. tab.le' and wh,ch should render come OUr anna,s for all time to k,30 T,onu,7'ent ln the world has such an one That m.T' f? attaches to yonder tJP1arks. the graves of n<x vie torlous soldiers, but of the followers of fni! J. ?ause: 't Stands not on southern soil but on northern; the men who rest under its shadow come from the far-ofT south land, and It owes Its erection not to innin^T"?? se soldiers, but mainly to the generosity and magnanimity ?f the citizens of this city. then, to the brave and liberal men of Chicago, who have shown by their action that they regarded the war as over and that they can welcome as friends on inis solemn and auspicious occasion the'r former enemies. As long as this lofty column points to heaven?as long as one stone of its foundation remains, future it Unfit o?1 Americans should look upon who ? I?' ??5 only as an honor to those who conceived its construction, but a si lent though noble emblem of a restored n and a reunited people. In the name of my comrades, dead and living a^jT my own name. I give grateful thanks to the brave men of Chicago who have done SSSE'? ,ou!' dead here- n?t as confederate soldiers, but as brave men who preferred a.nJ 'leath rather than free nf iho Hrin i Vy a '"sh?noi-able sacrifice willing todle Wh'Ch they "Of the six thousand confederates buried here not one was an officer; all were pri vates. in no way responsible for the un happy war which brought an Iliad of foes upon our country. And yet these humble private soldiers, any one of whom could have gained freedom by taking the oath of allegiance to the federal government preferred death to the sacrifice of the'r principles. Can any possible dishonor at tach to the brave men of Chicago because they are willing to recognize the courage and the devotion to duty of these dead confederates? .*r?- Inliin Holdlera ninlnynlf "Are any federal soldiers disloyal to ihe flag under which they fought because th? y Join in decorating the graves of brave ir.cn wtom they met In battle? Thousands cf federal soldiers rest under southern skies, in southern graves; many In unknown graves. And when, on Memorial day in the south, the graves of our dead are dec orated, gray-headed confederate veterans and noble, devoted women strew flowers over the *-aves of the federal soldiers. If the human action of the people of this city in doing honor to the memory of their old antagonists is pronounced as desecration it would seem to follow that the decora tion of federal graves by 'rebel' hands should be opened to the same 'criticisftn, but no denunciation of southern people ^for daring to hcnor the memory of men who were once their enemies has met my eyes. Such narrow and bigoted feelings as would prompt a discordant note on occasions of this sort are rarely found among true men and brave soldiers, and I 'have often thought that if the two great captains who were engaged in that death grapple in Virginia had been left to settle the terms of peace, each supported by his faithful !ol j lowers, the country would have had a peace indeed, one honorable alike to victor and vanquished, and which would have pre vented the evils brought about by the poli ! ticians. As it is, the south recognizes and honors the magnanimity of Gen. Grant toward our great chief. Gen. Lee, and de plores as an unmitigated misfortune the as sassination of Lincoln. "1 repeat emphatically that the untimely death of President Lincoln was regarded by all thoughtful men of the south as one of the most serious evils which had be fallen our section, and I venture to say that my southern associates here present will sustain my assertion. We know that dur ing the war he devoted every energy of mind and body for a restoration of the Union, and that result accomplished, we felt that his big brain and his kind heart would prompt him to deal kindly and leni ently with his fellow-citizens of the south." Gen. Hampton then spoke of the causes which led up to the civil war. A memorial poem by Major Henry T. Stanton of Kentucky was next and the llt eray portion of the dedication was closed with an address by Right Rev. Samuel Fal lows, bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Chicago, late general of U. S. vol unteers. The ceremony of consecrating the guns and placing the floral decorations followed, and the exercises closed with the firing of three volleys over the graves of the dead by the first regiment, Illinois National Guard, ending with a bugle blare and | "taps." Following the set program came the dec | oration of the graves of Union soldiers in I the cemetery by the Confederate Associa tion assisted by a large number of visiting I ladles from the south, many of them noted southern beauties, among whom were Gen. Underwood's daughter. Gen. Longstreet's daughter, Gen. Cabell's daughter and many | other celebrated southern women. The G. A. K. Parade. After the exercises the guests were en j tertalned at luncheon by the Chicago Club and reviewed the procession of the G. A. R. from the balcony of the Auditorium. To night there will be a military ball and re ception at the Palmer House. The display of flowers on the graves of the confederate and federal dead was very impressive and will long be remembered. For several days they had been coming by the carload, six carloads having coine by one railroad alone, an unprecedented supply. Savannah sent palmettoes, mosses, wild smilax, magnolia blossoms and laurel wreaths. New Orleans sent 5,u00 magnolia blossoms, and other tributes came from New Orleans and Pensacola. The Charles ton car contained GOO green palmettoes, 1,000 pounds of Carolina moss .branches of cedar and many branches in laurel leaves interwoven with the letters "8. C." the work and offerings of the women of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the La dies' Memorial Association of Charleston. Two carloads came from Charleston and included roses, palmettoes and moss de signs by the Ladies' Memorial Association. FREE COINAGE IN MISSOURI The Silver Democrats to Oall a Conven tion. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. ST. LOUIS, May 30.?Missouri is also to have a convention of democrats to voice the party's sentiment on the currency ques tion. This mufh has been determined upon by the county leaders, *ho will apt inde pendently of the state committee, unless that committee rush to cover by issuing a call at once. As is well known, the anti silver sentiment in the state committee is very strong, if, indeed, it does not predomi nate. Chairman Maffitt is certainly a gold man, as are all the members who hold their positions through the Francis influence. Left to its own inclination, this body would have refused to comply with the demand from every quarter of the state for a con vention. But it was not left to its own in clination. An ultimatum has been served upon it, and if it does not issue a call it will be simply ignored. "Silver Dick" Bland is the power behind the throne, and ho no doubt inspired the proclamation by Chairman Ferriss of La clede, his home county. This proclamation was addressed to county chairmen, and they were asked to communicate with Fer riss and indicate their views. The response was practically unanimous. But three county leaders have up to date refused to take part. Hence, a delegate convention is a certainty. It will probably be called for midsummer. That Ferriss* action was a piece of clever strategy is now conceded, for if the mat ter is taken out of the hands of the state committee an early corvention will be the result. On the other hand, if the commit tee had acted promptly it could have set the date for next fall, by which time, ac cording to Chairman MaflUt's own theory, the "craze" will have subsided. The action of the delegates would then, perhaps, be conservative. A convention called as this one has already been called practically, al though no date has been set, will surely declare for the 16 to 1 ratio and for unlim ited free coinage. 1 There are indications of a recession of the silver tidal wave already in Missouri, no ticeabJi mainly through the inquiry for lit erature on the other side of the question. If this reaction become more manifest there Is some probability of the gold men hoist ing their colors, and, under the leadership of David R. Francis, making a fight for the delegates to the Ferriss-Bland conven tion. Ex-Gov. Francis has just returned from Washington, where he had a consul tation with the President. He is adroit and intrepid when it comes to facing a po litical foe. and would go into such a con test with at least a chance of victory. That Mr. Cleveland vould like to see some west ern state declare in favor of "sound" money through accredited representatives of the people goes without saying. A I) land lloom. Behind the Ferriss movement is undoubt edly a presidential boom for Bland, and if the silver men get together in a conven tion which they can control the apostle of silver will undoubtedly be indorsed by reso lution. And herein lies the weakness of the silver movement. Not that any one out here considers the Laclede county man weak, but l>ecause the ardent ambition of Gov. Wm. J. Stone to secure the nomination for Vice President may create factions, di vide the strength of the free silv'er men, and in the end discount any advantage gained by the present unprecedented propa ganda. ? Failing in his efforts to get on the na tional ticket. Stone would like to succeed Vest in the United States Senate, and as Mr. Vest has already got on the very crest of the silver tidal wave, as be usually gets on the crest of any popular wave that rolls over Missouri, it will be seen that a three-cornered factional fight is one of the possibilities if not the probabilities of the future. Carliwlo for President. The pronounced gold men out here are en thusiastic, though not yet numerous. Just now Mr.Carllsle's name is on every tongue among them, and they glibly advocate his nomination for the presidency. It is sug gested by many that If Carlisle should be come President, Cleveland would be the logical Secretary of the Treasury, under his administration# and it is further as serted that as Mr. Cleveland appealed to Carlisle's patriotism to get him into the present cabinet, the next administration could follow the precedent and secure Cleveland's services. In the meantime the silver propaganda continues. Every man in Missouri, it seems, has become a profound economist. Lawyers, doctors, ministers, merchants, clerks, contractors, mechanics, teamsters laborers, high school boys and barroom loafers alike talk learnedly of ratios, par ities and the "crime of '73." The citizens of St. Louis have presented to the new steamship of that name libraries for the first and second cabins. THE PATRIOT DEAD (Continued from First Page.) ceived, the assemblage sang "America," the school children following with the hymn "Nearer, My God, To Thee." T%e Committee. The benediction was then pronounced by the Rev.E.Olin Eldridge, when the deco ration of the I,GOO graves of the soldiers took place by the following committee: On decoration?Messrs. C. Parker, J. S. Smith, G. W. Cook, S. W. Bunyea, A. Kal strom, S. A. H. McKim, M.D.; G. W. Barnes. M. V. B. Wilson, C. B. Nichols and John Jost; Mesdames C. Parker, M. H. Nichols, Burchfleld, Sarah D. Beach, Clara j Kalstrom, M. Parker and J. Lizzie Bradley, j and Misses Belle McKie. Mary Wilson, I Cora McCathran and Martha Mundell. The officer of the day was Past Com | mander Wm. H. Miner of Farragut Post, I the committee of arrangements being? Junior Vice Department Commander Chambers, chairman; Comrades A. F. Dins more, W. H. Miner, L. D. Bumpus, S. R. Strattan. Prof. Weber's Orchestra rendered several selections during the exercises. The Far ragut Octet was composed of the follow ing: J. S. Smith, musical director; Messrs. John Green, J. R. Purvis, E. A. Lange, R. J. Lowry, H. C. McElfresh, A. J. Bus sey, W. R. Benham and Harry Redfleld. AT ARLINGTON. Beautiful Mil Me, Eloquent Speeches nn<l a Tovichlngr Poem Delivered. Under a sun whose shafts were midsum mer-like in their burning intensity, and over roads deep in dust, that the countless feet of horses and wheels of vehicles stir red into suffocating clouds, the thousands tolled to Arlington this morning to pay tribute to the memories of those who fought the battles of freedom and achieved the perpetuation of the stars and stripes. Riding in slow procession or walking at less rapid rate, there was no complaint about physical discomfort on the part of the pilgrims. Sentiment' of the sweetest character inspired them in the duty they had gladly placed before them, and as they struggled bravely on up the Virginia heights, until they reached Arlington, dou bly beautiful today with its flag-marked, flower-covered graves. There were probably but few In the great throng who did not know and revere some particular abode In the great dwelling place of the dead and hasten to it with holy feelings to tenderly lay a fragrant flower on the grassy roof, but no heart was selflsh in its tribute. While the tenements of near and dear ones were first in the attention of those who mourned them, the common cause in which all those who lay buried there had struggled made all equally re membered, and the occasion was indica tlye only of the great love and honor which the American living hold and keep for the I American dead. Siretvlng the Graves. Ready and willing and gentle hands be gan early the love work of strewing the flowers on the grassy mounds that covered patriot dust, or garlanding the tomb that rose above it. Delegations from the various Grand Army posts remembered the graves of their old comrades, and covered them with a wreath of sweet spring blossoms, and everywhere moved the ladies of the W oman s Relief Corps, who had been dele gated to perform the most of the import ant work, and the Loyal Legion of Wo men, who ably seconded them. Great A ot flowers- ma?y of them made up in shields, crosses, stars, and other ap propriate designs, were taken to the ceme tery early and before noon every grave ^b*Sn s,rewn with fragrant blossoms The duty of decorating the tomb of the unknown d-ad was given to the Woman's Relief L orpu and the ladies of the Sons of Veterans, and exercises were held at the gIa.?'Ac. san?Phagus that covers the dust of ..111 unidentified patriots of a pleasing character before the regular services be gan. Airs. Emma A. V. Anderson, assisted by a number of noble women, conducted these, and a notable portion of them was the reading of an original poem by Besalo Boons C heshire. The mound and sarcopha gus wore beautifully decorated, an Ameri can flag draped the top of the tomb, and from its face hung a magnificent wreath of rosea, sent by .Mrs. Cleveland. Each corner held another lovely wreath artd the upright cannon supported additional ones. Around the mound in letters of flowers were the words. "Our country's unknown dead." Sherltlnn Remembered. At Sheridan's monument were magnifi cent remembrances. Keating at the foot of the mound, beneath which rests the Idol ized darling of a nation was an exquisite wreath of calla lilies and pink roses. To the left of the tomb was a pillow of white roses and carnations, with crossed swords and stars In purple immortelles, and the letters "Post 3, Chicago." In the same blos soms. Near this was a magnificent tloraL (.rand Army badge from Phil Sheridan Post, No. 14. The eagle above and star below were of golden immortelles; the crossed cannon of deep purple violets, while the flag was strikingly reproduced in red. white and blue Immoitelles. To the right of the mound was the magnificent offering of the military order of the Loyal legion, a guer don of red and white Immortelles. Back of this was the tribute from the Legion of Loyal Women, a saddle of rich red roses with stirrups of golden immortelles. Gen! Rufus Ingalls' grave was remembered wltli a superb ma n Lie of roses that covered the entire mound, and Gen. Hazen's ivy-covered shaft was hung with garlands of rich blos soms and the mound hidden beneath a pro fusion of blossoms. It would be impossible to inddviduallze the particular graves which were notably rememuered. MeKlbben, John B Foster Gregg. Harvoy, Rucker, Collins, White^ head and hundreds of others were lavishly covered with rare and beautiful exotics, and the most illustrious as well as the most humble tenement In the cemetery was remembered with a fragrant mark of a nation's love and gratitude. A Choir of Yopiik Girls. The minute guns were pealing out when the procession from Washington reached the cemetery, and almost Immediately thereafter the line of march was taken up In front of the mansion, and the program of the afternoon commenced. At the tomb of the unknown the proces sion halted, and as flowers were cast upon those already covering the mound a chorus of young girls, who were attired in white dresses, with red and blue sashes, sang, "Tread Softly, a Soldier's Sleeping Here." There has seldom been a more affecting incident upon such an occasion, and many of the spectators were visibly touched. Exereioea In the Amphitheater. At the conclusion of the chorus the Ma rine Band played Chopin's Funeral March, and the procession made its way. to the strains of Mendelssohn, to the amphithea ter, where the services were to be held Beneath the great canvas tent which had been stretched over this historic place there had assembled a large number of persons distinguished in civil and official life and on the platform were those who were to take part In the exercises and many 'n vlted guests. It was nearly 1 o'clock when the bugle sounded assembly. The Marine Band ren dered Gottschalk'a "Dying Poet" with su perb effect, and the chorus of girls sang the remainder of "Tread Softly, a Soldier's bleeping Here," which had been commenced at the tomb of the unknown. Marion T. Anderson, commander of the Department of the Potomac, as presiding officer, called the assembly to order In well-chosen words, breathing the signifi cance of the occasion and Its especially momentous meaning to the survivors of those whose dust was being so signally honored today. Rev. J. D. Smith, department chaplain offered the invocation, after which the chorus sang, "Cover Them Over With Beautiful Flowers." Assistant Adjt. Gen. Charles F. Benjamin road the Memorial day order and the roll of the deceased comrades, and the Marine Hand played Fanciulli'a elegiac, "Departed Heroes." Commander Anderson then introduced Gen. Felix Agnus of Baltimore, the orator of the day, who delivered the oration printed elsewhere in today's Star. At the conclusion of Gen. Agnus* oration the chorus sang "Gather the Beautiful Roses of May." and Mr. Will Carleton was intro duced. Mr. Carleton recited, in his expres sive way. an original poem of much strength and beauty. The Marine Band played "There is a Green Hill Far Away" with excellent ef fect. after which Lieut.'I.ucien Young of the navy was introduced. The interest In Lieut. Young's address was heightened by the fact that his mother was seated al most beneath th? Sfave of his arm in the rostrum. , ^ ? .. Judge Harlan was exacted to deliver the address further dawn-on the program, but had not arrived xt the ampltheater when The Star's report" eiased. The remainder or the program foltb^ing Lieut. Young 8 ad dress was as follows: "A Tear for the Comrade That's} .Gone," chorus; 'Every Valley Shall Be jlxalted" (Handel). Marine Band; address, th have been delivered toy Justice Harlan;,All Praif* theLord (Mendelssohn), iMitrJne Band; benediction, Department ChW?l*? Smith; prayer (Hlm mel). Marine Ba$df'. GttACELAV^ ji|yp MT. OLIVET. Exerclnes at Mie Cemeteries Con v<lu<*te?l by H. Thomas Post. Filled with ffc&tttjgs of reverence and patriotism, GeoM0yH. Thomas Post, No. 15, conducted the services at Graceland and Mt. Olivet cemeteries. At 10 o'clock those who took part ii^ fhen exercises assembled at Med ford Hall.- and a half hour later,, headed by Weber's Band, the procession started. Accompanying the procession was the fifth battalion of the D. C. N. G., under the command of Major Otto L. Suess, Geo. H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., and George H. Thomas Camp, Sons of Veterans, and Phil Kearney Camp, Sons of Veterans, follow ing. Then came the choir and the Sunday school children from Dousrlass Memorial, Eastern Presbyterian and Medford Hall. Near the entrance to the cemtery a stand covered with the national colors had been erected and from there the exercises took place. The Exerelaea Commence. It was nearly 11 o^cloek when the pro cession arrived at the cemetery. A large crowd was in waiting. Under the direc tion of Commander Thos. B. Crisp the graves of the soldiers?some twenty-five in number?were decorated. Returning to the stand, Commander Thomas called the as sembly to order and introduced Rev. Adam Reoch, who delivered the Invocation, rue Sunday school children, all bearing small fiaKs, sang "America." _ Samuel M. Croft, Sons of \eterans, de livered an address teeming with patriotism. The Sunday school children sang ''Nearer, My God, to Thee" and Rev. W. H. Honn, chaplain of George H. Thomas Post, de livered an address. Rev. Dr. Eanton's Oration. The oration, which will be found else where, was delivered In an effective manner by Rev. Thomas Chalmers Easton, D.D. The Battle Hymn of the Republic, with its inspiring words and music, was sung by the choir, and Miss Marie Collins sang, with feeling, "Sherman's March to the Sea." Once again the Sunday school chil dren contributed to the enjoyment of the occasion with "Marching Through Georgia, and the old veterans unconsciously kept time tc the music. Rev. John L. alsh pronounced the benediction, and the bugler blew the old familiar call, "Lights out. At Mt. Olivet. Once again the procession formed and marched to Mt. Olivet, where the graves of the heroes of the late war were deco rated during a dirge by the band. At the conclusion of the exercises a salute was fired. The committee . of arrangements was composed of Commander T. BM^rls&Com rade Edward Webster and Capt. W. K. Houchen, Sons Of Veterans. The commit tee on decoration consisted of Comrades Charles Bernhardt H. V. Olmstead. Geo. H Padaon, E. P. Seavy and John F. Meech am and Capt*. W'.B. Houchen and Jen nings and Wilson, Bona of Veterans Com rade J. T. Htngley,led the choir.. SECRETARY HERBERT ABSEXT. IIiit Patriotic- Addreimen Delivered at St. jSllurtfteth'a. Tne exercise^ at >fit. Elizabeth's Asylum were of the mtfst interesting character. A large platform, which was tastefully dec orated with %gs.,and bunting, had been erected in a lively jvalley In full view of the Capitol, and an abundance of seats be ing provided all present enjoyed the pro gram. Shortly1 after 10 o'clock the mem bers of Johqnj^ i.o?an Post. No. 13, G. A. R., many of (the children of \ an Buren school. Sons a? Veterans and a number of citizens, who' hadaSwembled at Masonic Hall Anacostla,' forrrted In procession,with Commander Jl- W. EMcr In charge, and headed by Davis* Band, proceeded to the asylum grOunds-. With the exception of the members of .John A. Logan Corps and the Sons of Veterans, all were In vehicles, which had been provided for the occasion. Tpon arriving *t the asylum grounds the procession was received by those of the male patients who were able to be present. These were also provided with a band, un der the charge of Mr. W. D. Barry. A fea ture of this part of the exercises was that one of the drums was beaten by Mr. R. H. Jordan, one of the few surviving veteran drummers of the Mexican war. OprnluK the I3xerel?e?. Shortly after 11 o'clock the assembly was sounded by a btigler, and then Chairman W. H. Peck of the committee of arrange ments called the meeting to order. Prayer by the post chaplain, A. Davison, followed, and then St. Elizabeth's choir sang "Sleep ing in Their Tents Tonight." The proceed ings were then opened by Commander H. W. Enos, who said: Comrades and JFrlends: We are gathered here to commemorate the memory of our departed comrades, and In so doing to in culcate into the minds of all the true spirit of patriotism?that which teaches that the Union is above all party, and a peaceful brotherhood is the most benelicent of all our blessings. ' ... A large number of soldiers are buried within these grounds who took an active part in the war o? the rebellion. The war is over; there Is but one country- and one flag, and that flag floats over each and all alike. Comrades, what more can we say than to express the hope that what may be said here today may still further cement the bonds of friendship that now exist with every true American? At the conclusion of Mr. Eno's remarks the school children sang "The Flag That Waved a Hundred Years," preceding the pinging with the Balch flag salute, under the direction of Miss Brewer, principal of Van Buren School. Secretary Herbert". Letter. Next Comrade Peck read the following letter from Secretary Herbert, regretting his Inability to be present: NAVY DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 'JX, 1SD3. My Dear Sir: Referring to the kind invi tation of John A. l,ogan Post. No. 13. to de liver an address on Memorial day to the surviving soldiers and sailors of the civil war, which It gives me pleasure to accept. I now find myself under the necessity of Informing you of my Inability to be pres ent. owing to the sudden death of my col league, Hon. W. Gresham. The arrange ments for the funeral necessitate my leav ing here tomorrow with the body, and I will be absent from the city until Friday or Saturday. It Is a diss^jpolnthient to me that I shall not havi thtn-pleafiOre of speaking to the soldiers and sailor^ whom I had anticipated having for a_n audience. It would have given me gre^t pleasure to speak to the-n of the lesson? taugjit by the civil war, of the closer bofld of: union which is year by year cementing the friendship of those who wore the blua,and pray, and of the glorious future whicfi. as a united people, awaits our country. Again expressing my great regret at nothing able to meet those who will be present with you on the 30th in stant. I am. f | Very respectfully, yours, , , H. A. HERBERT. Dr. U"<1 'llnu'n Aililrt'M*. Dr. W. W. Goddinft, superintendent of St. Elizabeth's. ,vn retrying to the absence of Secretary Herbert,, spoke eloquently as fol lows: Hi' "Again we have met to pay our tribute of respect to our patriot dead, and with ap propriate exercises to mark the day that a nation hallows. Out of these exercises has suddenly fallen what was to have been the principal part. The summons came to a higher duty?a call that could not lie dis regarded?and he who was to have l>een our orator, the honored Secretary of the Navy, he whose eloquent words, spoken here, transmitted by the press over the United States, would have Impressed the whole nation with their patriotic utterance, has most unwillingly disappointed us. is today fittingly absent on a sad errand; for, repre senting his high office, he silently follows where a bereaved nation bends above the bier of one, chief in the counsels of state, who has been middenly stricken down on the eve of her Decoration day. The ranks of her heroes are thinning fa3t. He. the fallen one. one of that grand army that saved for us a common country, a country that, reunited, Jias grown in thirty years i to a grander republic than the fathers ever dreamed. But I am not here to speak for | our absent orator?no one is. The vacancy is most impressive by its silence. 'The window of Aladdin unfinished must re main.' Meantime, the other exercises will go on. We have by fair hands scattered flowers above their graves; we will sing the remembered songs, wave and salute 'old glory,' wreathe the garlands of verse about their memory and pronounce the benediction above a united country. Then " 'Under the laurels, the blue, Under the roses, the gray,' and over all, heaven?leave them to their honored rest. After the school children sang "Hall Co- J lumbia," a poem appropriate to the occa- | sion was read by Comrade D. J. Evans. The song "To Deck Their Graves ** was sung by the St. Elizabeth's choir, and at j its conclusion Rev. James McLaren, pastor ] of the Anacostia M. E. Church, made an address, which, in part, was as follows: Dr. McLaren'i Address. "Memorial day is what its name implies? a day of commemoration. In the graves on whose mounds you will today plant flags and scatter flowers sleep the remains of men whose deeds of coufage and daring are worthy of being perpetuated in the songs of the nation, the pages of the his torian, the canvas of the artist and the work ef the sculptor. It is eminently fit ting, therefore, that these men should be remembered and their deeds of valor be the burden of patriotic speech and inspir ing song. A grateful nation recognizes the fact that it owes its heroic dead a debt of gratitude it can never discharge. The im- J mense sum annually paid to the widows j and orphans of deceased soldiers and lo | the survivors of the fearful struggle to save the Union may seem large to some i who fail to put a just estimate upon the | services rendered; but every true patriot is ready to affirm that our country can never fully pay for the noble lives that were sac rificed to preserve us a nation. All honor to the heroic dead! Let flowers most bril liant and fragrant be wreathed into gems of beauty and be showered on their graves. Let the poets sing their virtues in impas sioned song and orators add to the glory of their unfading fame. "Memorial day, however," said Mr. Mc Laren, "has a higher mission?the incul cation of patriotism. "Let me remind you," said he, "of just one or two things respecting our glorious j republic. "Its planting was divine. The exodus and | settlement of Israel in Canaan was not more of God than the leading of our fathers across the great and stormy deep to Plymouth Rock. "Amid the hardships of founding a home | in the wilderness and the perils of Indian treachery and the oppressions^ of English i rule, 'If it had not been the Lord who was | on their side, how certainly had they been swallowed up.' "In this belief the immortal Declaration of Independence was signed and given to the world. When the victory at Yorktown gave its approval to the resolve of '76, the feeling of the infant nation was that God's blessing | on their valor had given them the victory. Divinely Secured. If the planting was divine the liberty con quered was divinely secured. He who led | their armies presided in their councils and made them a nation. More than a hundred . years of national life eloquently speaks of | God's care. Two perils beset every nation; flrst, from within, and, second, from without. The last came flrst to us. A policy of imposi tion which left the young republic no al ternative but to suffer wrong or draw the sword was inaugurated by the mother country. Deciding for the latter our fath ers* were soon successful on sea and land. The next peril came from within. A nation with but one birth idea?liberty?soon had > to struggle with another?slavery?that had ! worn itself into the nation's life. This idea forced its way into recognition and threat ened the dismemberment of the Union. Of the struggle, long, fierce and loud, 1 have no need to speak. This generation can well afford to forego the narration of the sad story, so profoundly impressed are itE gorj' scenes. i One thing, however, we think it well to em- 1 phaslze on this Memorial day is this; Our preservation was of God. When through the gloom, and stress, and i storm the ark of liberty was carried, if | with shattered timbers, yet undestroyed. to where the heaven lay in peaceful calm, how acute our feeling was that on the j helm had been the hand that holdeth the I winds in His fists ar.d bids the seas be 1 calm. Oh. may this Memorial day bring back to its pristine freshness and hold in j perpetual strength our sense of obliga- | tion to Him, who, having made, hath through all our perils preserved us a na- I tlon. The good ship Union's voyage is o'er, At anchor safe she swings, While loud and clear. With cheer on cheer. Her joyous welcome rings. Hurrah! hurrah! It shakes the wave. It thunders on the shore, One flag, one land.. One heart, one hand. One nation evermore.' After the audience had sung "America" and the bugler sounded "Lights out," the most of those present went to the cemetery connected with the Institution and strewed the graves of the soldiers buried there with flowers. WEST WASHINGTON. Interestlug Exercises at Holy Rood uiid OmIc III11. The graves of the soldier dead in the West End cemeteries?Holy Rood and Oak Hill?were lavishly strewn with flowers by members of the Geo. U. Morris Post, G. A. R., assisted by their friends. The post formed at H2d and N streets, and marched to ;U?th, thence to Prospect, where it was reviewed by Mrs. Geo. U. Morris, widow of Commodore Morris, in whose honor the post was named, and who recently present ed to the organization a complete standard of colors. The membership of the post was almost wholly represented. After the review, the march was con tinued to Holy Rood, where exercises ap propriate to the day were held. Thirty graves of Union soldiers have been located and marked in this cemetery, and these were covered with floral remembrances. The post throughout the march was es corted by victorious company H of the High School Cadets and an able band. The cadets were in command of Lieut. Ramsburg. At Holy Rood. At Holy Rood the Rev. Father Roccofort, assistant pastor of Trinity, said prayers for the dead and delivered eulogistic re marks over the grave of Lieut. John W. Gray, eleventh United States infantry, at whose funeral, in 1802, the reverend father had officiated. The Grand Army post received much as sistance at Oak Hill from Superintendent J. Taylor Motter, Assistant Superintendent Fred Sommerville and Capt. D. W. Hough ton. The last gentleman's fifteen years' ex perience in decorating Oak Hill graves was very valuable to the post, facilitating the distribution of remembrances greatly. Not a grave was forgotten or overlooked out of the 250 there. On every mound a small national flag fluttered in the breeze. The cemetery looked almost national In the number displayed. It was a sight, coupled with the recollections that the names of the dead brought back, that swelled all bos oms with patriotism and brought tears to many eyes. There was no bustle in all the crowd. Veneration marked every move ment. Some DiKtlnmalMlied Dead nt Oak Hill. Among the graves of the most illustrious of the nation's dead decorated in Oak Hill were those of Gen. O. E. Babcock, Capt. Alois Babo, Rear Admiral Theo. Barley, Lieut. Thos. Barker, Gen. Jos. K. Barnes, Admiral John C. Bearmont, Gen. Edward G. Beckwith, Maj. Geo. Bender, Surgeon John R. Biglow, Lieut. W. A. Birchard, Capt. W. Benton Boggs, Lieut. Jos. S. Brown, Paymaster Lafayette Brown, Gen. John A. Campbell, Gen. Horace Capron, Gen. S. S. Carroll, Lieut. Col. Isaac K. Casey, Gen. Joseph Casey, Lieut. Richard Chew. Gen. Henry F. Clarke. Gen. Robert Clary. Sergt. Jas. P. Cox, Capt. W. H. Degges, Lieut. Col. Rob*l. P. Dodge, Gen. McKee Dunn, Gen. Alex. B. Dyer, Maj. W. McKee Dunn, Lieut. Frank S. Eastman, Maj. Robert Eastman, Gen. Seth Eastman, Commander Thos. H. Eastman, Surgeon Louis A. Edwards, Lieut. C. D. Emory, Lieut. Jas. F. Er-^ax, Com. T. S. Fillebrown, Commodore Joshua Follanbee, Lieut. Benj. Gibbs, J. R. Gillts of the engineer corps, Capt. James M. Gillis, Col. Jas. Gleason, Maj. Geo. A. Gordon, Gen. Chas. Griffin, Pay Director J. Story Gulick, Lieut. Thos. G. Good, Or.. Gen. P. V. Hagner, Lieut H. G. Harris, Col. John C. Harriss, Capt. Napoleon Harrison, Capt. H. O. Hertzog, Col. J. McHenry Hollings worth, Capt. H. G. Hooker, Lieut. Godfrey Hunter, Col. O. H. Irish. Col. Llewellyn Jones, Capt. Jas. VlsrA Col. H. W. Kingsbury, Lieut. Charles H Laub. Capt. A. K. Long. Com rnodor* Chas. 8. McCauley, Gen. John C. Mefrerran. MaJ. H. E. Maynadler, Gen. Wm. Maynadler. Commander Wm Mit chell, Capt. John Moore, Gen. Reuben D Mussey, W. A. T. Maddox of the marine corps. Gen. Edward C. Ord, Lieut. Samuel Owen. Commodore J. B. Palmer, Lieut L G. Palmer. Lieut. S. J. Perkins, Capt. Setli Phelps, Capt. H. H. Pierce. Rear Ad miral Charles H. Poore, Admiral Levin S. Powell, Rear Admiral Stephen Quackenbusch. Rear Admiral W. Radford. Gen. Jesse L. Reno, Rear Admiral John Rodgerg, Admiral Stephen C. Rowen, Rear Admiral G. H. Scott, Lieut. Robt. N. Scott. Capt. H. H. Service. Lieut. Lorenzo Stlt greaves, Gen. St. John B. Skinner, Com mander Ailiert N. Smith, Lieut. Joseph B. Smith, Admiral Joseph Smith, Gen. Morgan L. Smith, Gen. F. A. Stratton, Rear Ad miral C. K. Stribling, Gen. Joseph P. Tay lor. Gen. Chas. Thomas, Capt. Evan Thomas, Gen. Geo. C. Thomas. Gen. Lo renzo Thomas, Col. W. Turnbull, Lieuten ant Colonel H. H. Voss, Lieut W. A. Waugh. Surgeon C. J. Wells, Lieut Remold Wesselholft. Col. W. W. Wood, Col. Daniel Woodbury, Admiral R. H. Wymau and Ad miral Mor'ieeaj Yarnall. The graves of Commodore Geo. U. Mor ris. Edwin M. Stanton, Wm. H. Hunt, Rev. Lorenzo Dow, James G. Blaine and other notables received particular attention from the patriotic living. The ladles who assisted In the decoration of the graves were Mrs. Sandiford M. Wa ters, Mrs. D. W. Houghton and Mrs. E. H. Harner of the Legion of Loyal Women and Mesdames J. W. Klrkley, M. B. Llchty, H. A.Gross, F. B. Stewart and Misses Eleanor Klrkley. Lillle Stewart. Edna Collins. Mag gie Stewart and the Misses Robinson. EurcliM In the Chapel. The exercices in the Oak Hill Chapel were beautiful and Impressive. They were opened with an address by Commander Samuel McMcnigl'e. Then followed prayer1 by the chaplain and Col. John A. Joyce's specially prepared poem. It was recited with deep feeling and effect. Miss Grace L. McCulloch of the Philharmonic Quartet sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" In a manner that touched the throng present Her voice was never more pure and musi cal. Mrs. E C. Bokman's poem was read by Comrade Joyce In an eloquent way. The oration of the day was delivered by Rev. Dr. W. C. Alexander of the West Street Presbyterian Church. It was one of the finest efforts the doctor has ever made. Every thought expressed was overflowing with sentiment and patriotism. The lan guage was exquisite and the delivery free and touching in Its force. As the virtues of the d*ad heroes and the grandnesB of the cause they fought for were extolled the living soldiers about could scarcely stay their tears. Rev. Dr. Graham's benediction, with all the lmpressiveness of words, occasion and delivery, closed the chapel exercises. The program throughout was Interspersed with music by the band. The airs Included "Nearer. My God, to Thee," "America," "Marching Through Georgia," "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" and "Sleep, Com rades, Sleep." The committee of arrangements was com posed of Commander McMonlgle and Com rade B. T. Janney, and the committee on decoration of J. W. Klrkley, Rudolph Ull mer and Fred. W. S torch. Out Glenvrood Way. There was a large procesalon to Glen wood. Prospect Hill and St. Mary's ceme teries. The assembly was sounded by bugle call near the grate to Glenwood at 3 o'clock, the Victor Drum Corps accom panying. Half an. hour previously the guns of the third artillery had sounded a salute in honor of the dead. When the procession reached '.he speak er's stand the assemblage was called to order by Past Commander Nathan Bick ford. The Grand Army Musical Union and a special orchestra, under the direction of Mr. E. S. Tracy, furnished the music. Rev. Benjamin Swallow offered prayer. The oration of the day, by ex-Senator Blair of New Hampshire, appears elsewhere In to day's Star. Miss Zne Brockett recited a poem, "The Veterans," well; Dr. Sunder land pronounced the ljenedlction, the buglers sounded "Lights out" and the or chestra played Meyerbeer's Coronation March with excellent effect. Meanwhile, at Prospect Hill, Mr. Willlnm L. Eldritch delivered an eloquent address, and the Germanta Maennerchor. under the' direc tion of August Schwartz, rendered several pleasing selections. At St Mary's Mr. Michael A. Mesa delivered an address and Donch's Band played several patriotic pieces. THE FREE LIBRARY. The Project of the Board of Trade Fully Explained. Referring to the remarks of Gen. A. W. Greely before the Library Association last night, a member of the library committee cf the board of trade said today to a Star reporter: "I see that Gen. Greely is re ported as representing the board of trade library project to contemplate, as a prelim inary to the creation of a library, the rais ing of $100,000 by private subscription, with the Idea that Congress will do the rest "Of course, Gen. Gieely, or rather the subscribers to the annual Installment fund, are at perfect liberty to spend their own money In any way that they see lit and Gen. Greely has the right to antagonize and criticise the board of trade library pro ject, but he ought not to misrepresent it There is not a particle of foundation for the suggestion that the board of trade is resolved to make a magnificent J100.000 start on the public library or none at ail. The main features of the board's and li brary committee's project are, first, the creation of the library by act of Consr;ss, instead of under the unsatisfactory incor poration law: second, the main.enance, and. If necessary, the housing, of the li brary at the expense of the municipality, as a supplement to the public schools and a part of the District's educational system; third, the stocking of such a library with a useful and attractive supply of books through private subscription, considerable sums having already been promised for this purpose; fourth, the securing of other books, If possible, from the duplicate copy righted books In the Congressional Library and from the miscellaneous works in the departmental libraries, and also the ob taining In the future, if possible, of room space for the library In the new post office building or new Library of Congress, when finished. The advocates of this project will un doubtedly be-satisfled with the most meager provision at the outset for the tax-sup pOrted library, which they seek to estab lish through speedy action by the next Congress. There are more than -W0 tax supported libraries In the United States Such libraries are now the only free puMIc libraries In the modern sense of the term YS ashington public sentiment Is ripe for such a library. The board of trade library committee, recognizing the need - of co operation in the creation of a local library and perceiving t?at nearly all cf >he very large contributors to the annual Install ment fund of the Librarians' Association were members of the board of trade, have endeavored unsuccessfully to harmonize the two movements. ST. MARK'S CHIRCII. Action of the Convention May Send It to the Court*. At the afternoon session the report of the elections committee regarding the dele gate from St. Mark's parish, together with the substitute offered by Mr. Meloy, were laid upon the table. This practically takes the matter out of the convention, and It will probably be taken to the courts for settlement. The tellers announced the election of the stand ing committee as follows: Rev. J. H. Eccleston, D.D.; Rev J S B Hodges, D.D.; Rev. W. S. Southgate' DD '? G^orse C St?kes, Rev. W. M. Dom?,' P-Hv 5,ev- George C. Currle and Rev. W. H. H. Pamers. The Dlntlnsrnliihed Sick. A marked change for the better Is re ported Jn the condition of Miss Abigail Dodge this afternoon. The heat causes her some apparent discomfort, but otherwise she Is resting well. Dr. Johnson says she is slightly better and shows more con tinued consciousness. There is. however, a gradual diminution of strength, as might be expected after the second stroke of paralysis. This condition Is likely to continue several days. The patient shows wonderful vitality Representative Hitt passed a fairly com fortable night. Each day shows a slight Improvement over the preceding one, and on the whole his condition is quite a little better than one week ago. LATE NEWS BY WIRE Remains of the Late Secretary of State Laid to Bobfc GENERAL GRESHAffS BODI AT OAKWOOD Deposited Within the Receiving Vault. THE PRESIDENT COMING BACK CHICAGO, May 30.?Without ostentation, as befitted his life among this people, but with the "military and civic accompani ments. w^ich ran even foot with his achievements as soldier, jurist and states man, the remains of Walter Qulnton Gresham, general in the Union armies, judge of the federal courts and Secretary of State of the United States, were tempor arily laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon, amid the flower-strewn graves of his comrades in arms; graves decorated by the hands of men who had fought them on many a bloody Held, and in the shadow of the monument Just dedicated in honor of the valor of those who had given their lives for the confederate cause. It was a most remarkable juxtaposition In the earlier hours of the day the federals and confederates had joined in the unveil ing of a monument of the six thousand confederates who had died In the military prison at Camp Douglass; the ex-Confed erate Association had strewn upon the graves of the Union soldiers burled there a mass of flowers brought from the ground over which these two had fought less than a generatlan ago, and the Union veterans had placed upon the graves of their fallen comrades In the other cemeteries about the city the flowers which grow In our lati tude. Almost while the echoes of the vol ley fired over the confederate burying ground by the first regiment of state mili tia and of the bugle blare and "taps" were still sounding, and the smoke from their rifles was still floating over the field cf peace, the cortege of the dead Secretary of State filed in through the gates into the cemetery. FiUlnfc Climax-to the Ceremonies. It was a remarkably fitting climax to the remarkable ceremonies which had just closed that the remains of the man who claimed the alleglanoe of both the nortlf and the south should be deposited there? the keystone to the arch of recemented friendship, by which a visible sign had just been unveiled there. For as a soldier he had won the respect of those who fought him; as a jurist he had gained the love of the coirmon people, and as Secretary of State in a democratic administration he had commanded the sup port of the people of the south as *ell as cf the north. The brief time at command after the de cision as to the time and place of burial left little time for elaborate preparations for funeral honors to the dead statesman. In fact, beyond the general outlines, the ar rangements were not completed till within an hour of the time of carrying them into execution. In anticipation of the military feature of th? escort, two troops of cavalry and a battery of light artillery were started from Fort Sheridan, twenty miles north of the city, yesterday afternoon. They camped last night just north of the city limits, and this forenoon marched to 63d street and the Illinois Central tracks. This morning the fifteenth infantry. Unit ed Slates regulars, went by train from Fort Sheridan to the same point, reaching there at 1 o'clcck this afternoon. In the meantime Major General Wesley Merrltt. Col. H. C. Corbln, Col. Crafton, United States Marshal Arnold and a committee of citizens met in consultation and completed the arrangements. The Pall Bearers. The following were appointed honorary pall bearers: Wm. A. Woods, James G. Jenkins, John W. Showalter, judges of the United States circuit court; Romanzo Bunn, Wm. J. Allen, Wm. H. Seaman, judges of the United States district court; Henry W. B lodge tt, retired judge of the United States district court; W. G. Ewlng, Richard S. Tuthill, judge of the circuit court; Marshall Field, J. Russell Jones, Thomas Dent, Ed it in Walker, Charles H. Aid rich. Gen. Wm. B. Anderson, Capt. Wm. P. Black, Gen. George W. Smith and James L. High. The following were selected to be the ac tive pallbearer^: Gen. William Soy Smith. Charles H. Slack. Capt. James Duguld. Capt. M. H. Beach, Capt. Herman B. Jack son, Col. William L. Barnum, Gen. John McArthur, MaJ. George L. Paddcck. Capt. Nathan A. Read, Col. Lemuel O. Gil man. Col. George M. Guion and Capt. James H. Bell. Arrival at Chicago. At Fordham, on the Baltimore and, Ohio railroad, the special funeral train was switched to the tracks of the Illinois Cen tral, arriving at G3d street at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The procession was formed, headed by the escort of honor, consisting of the troops of all arms from Fort Sheridan. These were followed by the honorary palU>earers, and next came the funeral car, with the active pallbearers, walking on either side. Vice President Stevenson, ex-Postmaster General Bissell and Governor Matthews of Indiana met the funeral train upon Its ar rival, and were assigned places in the car riages. Major General Wesley Merritt, wlile not assuming command of the mili tary, was in attendance, in full uniform, accompanied by his staff. Gen. Schofield, U. S. A., was accompanied by Lieut. Chas. H. Schofield and Lieut. Col. T. H. Bliss of his personal staff. Next rode the members of the late Sec retary's family and the presidential p^rty, and the rear of the cortege was brought up by the members of the Loyal Legion, G. A. R., veterans, judges of the courts, stats and municipal officers, civic societies ar.d citizens. The procession moved west on TOd street to Oglesby avenue, south to Gflth street, west to Evergreen avenue and south to the cemetery. The entire line of march was crowded with people, who respectfully bared their heads as the cortege passed. Arrived at the cemetery chapel the cas ket was removed from the funeral car and borne within by eight sergeants of ma rines. Services In the Chapel. The services, conducted by the Rev. S. J. McPherson of the Second Presbyterian Church, were impressive, but simple, con sisting merely of Scriptural readings, a hymn by the choir and prayer. At their conclusion the remains were temporarily deposited In the receiving vault of the cemetery. No salute was flred, the ceremonies concluding with "taps." The train had been held at G3d street, and the presidential party returned to It, and at once started on the return trip to Washington. The day was fine, with light clouds fleck ing the sky and a bracing breeze tempering the rather torrid rays of the sun. THE SIX'S RAYS. They Proved To Be Too Much for Three Soldiers Today. The hot weather today proved too much for three men who took part In the exer cises of Decoration day. Up to a late hour this afternoon that *as the number of those who had been overcome by the heat and taken to the Emergency Hospital for treatment. The fir3t patient that the doctors st the hospital had to attend to was an old sol dier by the name of Nicholas O'Brien, a r.ative of Ireland, but now a resident of the Soldiers' and Sailorc' Temporary Home, Missouri avenue. He was overcome while returning from one of the cemeteries, where he had l>een to decorate the graves of his old comrades in arms, and the patrol wagon from the third precinct took him to the hospital. Enos Contor and J. C. Churchill, l>oth white men and members of the fourth ar t'llery. stationed at the arsenal, succumbed to the excessive heat while on their way back from Arlington, and were removed at once to the hospital, where they were taken care of. It is not thought that any of the sufferers will be much the worse for their expe rience, and it is probable that all of them will be able to leave the hospital this even ing by the time the sun's rays have lost some of their deadly power.