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. VETERANS OF THE;
VANISHING ARMY
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tinued from First Page.) j
v km tl. M .r!n* Pand BrinsinK up the j
r?'?r vv.' tli- yount;' r soldier* of the
VnlN t S;>;;ni-!i Wai V t rans, th^ Army |
nr.-l N- l.'snon and tie S<?ns of Veterans.
J", f!.- t . :n i :;i> ]!:;? w- u? the tattered and
Ft; >t and ! 11 ( il battle t'afcs of y? st?
rday n<i t !: s.lk? n i :jr;? i s of the troops
of tvMiay
At the "Tomb of tlie Unknown."
It? M . : rn-*Jt uj">n whL-h is situated
th** a' u! 1 . transit n. the proeession
v js Join d by 111 j.at> ntic wonnin of the
Relief Corps, the Ladies <?f the <i. A. K.,
the Legion * : Loj i Women, the auxiliaries
of t! I ii.'ii \" *t "! -n Lepion. the 1'nion
Veteran I nmn i:;?1 tie- I nited Spanish
War \"> -1 i a us, Lire al Society of the Spanish
War and I? ' !> ..f Wtrans. The
lire ruar-'hnl t?> tie- ti-rn'o of the unknown.
where a ! i' was j11. < 'onimander Newton
! ". r: f t i ' partrn?-i:t of Potomac,
OA K . . -Mr-ss, i ; assemblage briefly.
H? -1 I
"Ink;' "An 11? ! its sl< j?ing within this
tomb. I {' ! n.y p; Is beat, my forhead
t> urn \vf:? n 1 thou hast given
tfoi i;s all that thou hadst thy lift', thy
v?t\ r irpi Hiitl \\? .tr* give thee nothing
In return.
'lint vv? in 1? am thr lesson you have
t.i .. ; V j i: iv.- taught us to understand
Lett--! tii;'-:>ning ol" tru patriotism you
lav added mu? h to the cost?to the value
<?f t flag 1-y your devotion and supreme
i n '' i hav? assured us that no
thie-it gainst our country's honor shall
? \. S ;i >mp!ish?d. and we reverently
1 ?> i !. v. n i tiiipr plat e these tokens
1>I I >\ . I ?I V 1>I| . , , ?
t: .i' l i saci?<l memory.
!? ?? . , all xve know. ?r dream, or frar of
a :.mv :ir?' limit*:
It :? i . lj- t u l, ii his swonl
11.?- ti il??* i.. *!? tW tli*? fr*?o.
1 hv ? !' ? lik- :i |?ropb*'t"s word.
A jmI : ii .' h <! !< > <i' h*?;mi
Th** r . i * is i >i?> > i t t?? he.'
'i 'mm.I 11.< u i !.?> (! a ?lirso while the
Fjit il t11:i ?!< ( ra;?Ml the tomb with
lr.it;! ant flow- i s. \t thf conclusion of
th? - i- s t rroet-ssion marched
i>> ui?* mam r<mu iu mt* i*?n muiiuiM^uk
<i. .1 l.\ miitl Harncs 10 the (lead
of ;ii. wai \v:h Spain. The marchers
11.-:, it;.r i ;iinl in uroups went aiming
tlit- ?! s j ! i ihi; tlnral remembrances
upm mnumls
I;. in. . . tb' rnitctl Spanish War
Vt-' .ins Ii.-M Up i- ritualistic service, ail
ii i.: w irl: apj" ars in another
culuil.il
Services at the Amphitheater.
'Hi 'ass 'ill.!;. . .ill. > .uniii'ii by a bugler
of t Cnitnl States Murine Band, anliou
i. ><1 tin' beginning of the impressive
t.i .1,;,.^ .t t !?.. umnliit ?pr A ?s nilif>tll/{a
fell over th* assembled multitude, and the
KU.tr 1 t>f Spanish War Veterans paced their
posts about the enclosure, the inspiring
strains of 'The Star Spangled Banner," by
the Marine Band, floated in a volume of
jnel.idj over the picture of patriotic devotion.
While the strains of the national
anthem appeared y,-t to linger, there came
Hmvl^r hurst of musi"?the sacred notes
?>f ' Nearer. My God. to Thee." by the band,
the s !> ted chorus and the assemblage.
The ,-oiitli winds sura'd to sigh a re<iuiem
thp' i^ii the tops of the stately trees as Department
Commander Ferree stepped reverently
t>> tie t\?re and called the assembly
t.? ordfi \fter th^ invocation by Dipartro-'iit
Cbapla :: C. \V. Gallagher the opening
Bdiiitss was made by Coramander Ferree.
II'4 said:
"T .Is is t> national day of memorial?
th>' llm?- when in mind and thought our
Kl.>r.'> ;s pis- is made to live again, and
th>* i l?l ni- n w'.o mo'.d' d and shaped its
<! "<! n\. thi^igii dfad. are to memory once
more instinct with life and beins. It i? I
the t >ur when a nation awakes to the re
a i ? - <n iiiv v.i in-i m>.n (iri i"i iij c:u ,
In lis defensethe clay when a loyal peo- ;
pi for s< rvh rendered their country,
??nite i ? honor t?ifr patriot dead, to i
enri'-'i and ennoble their own lives by recalling
a piihlie valor n:id a private worth !
ti i! ar?? immortal. and to encourage by ]
t r v 1 ? *i)i! S'-rvi*-. ;i mor?' zealous and
ub:d ng patriotism l:i the heart and life
of evtry American citizen. Idifferences of
WmL -mj
- jmJUgt, '3
MEBpl jNnflKfe#
James Tanner,
Orator.
party. cr??- I :?r.* 1 s? t :ir?* Unlay forgotten, !
**. 1 it** r?.?r*K 'iriil uiuith a? .ml ..II
over our broad land, our people, with revfrfnt
hearts. circle the sacrel mounds
where >! . ;> our country 3 dead. Tiie cares
of bu>ir.. s>. the pursuits of pl?a?ure and
tusual and common concerns ? i secular
life ar- put as tie, while we bring: flowers
?intl wreaths of evergreen with which to
decorate the graves of the men who have!
i-a rlti? ? i on the altar of patriotic devotie
vervthinjf that men hold dear, in
order t-? p:--serve the integrity and unity
niid to perpetuate the power and glory of
icir American republic.
Ami now. comrades and friends, as in
t . - - lent < ainptng ground of our nation's
dead with soldi. r!y reverence and love, we
ga- a? <i ll s" p.isv: nless m ?unds. let us recall
to n.< norv the men who in time of
danger made their breasts a barricade bo
iw.tt: <>ur country and its !.?es. Let us recall
th* '! ! ' - i.ariis!; ps and sufferings,
the-.r s* ? ??t me hero nm in the days of brittle,
and their supreme tide! t\ to home and
country at all times :;?ni under all circumstan<
s that we who remain may see that
the Hag under which tfcev served and
fo ;ght. and from the shadow of whose
folds the> were promoted 'to fame's eternal
camping grounds.* may never be dishonored
that the country for whose union
;<td supremacy thej save that most precio
:s of all earthly things?life?may
have 11 fervent ami earnest devol
on of every citizen, ami that as today we
hf md at ev?-ry grave as before an altar we
may pledge ourmanhood that, so help us
tl?>d. the memory of < ur nation's dead shall
Htreng?: en an I encourag in us all a deeper
and more abiding patriotism."
Features of the Program.
' <> Columbia, < >ur lj?nd." composed by
I>i Th<?maa Calver and sot to music by
J 11-. ;zi't t.. was given with tine effect by the
Tiikoma i hums.
James V Allen, assistant adjutant genii
al. read the Memorial day general orders,
ai d the .Marine Band played Santelmann's
' \ oi< e ot tla- -N'a. on." The masterful adili.
s? dcliwred by Airal am I.incolr at tletr>;
was recited b> Kt*v. 11 N. l"ouden,
till- blind ri apia n, and the Takoma chorus
bnf:K several appropriate selections.
i'ol Joan Twtefiile. i'. S. A.. gave Bret
; Jlarte's "'l'he Reveille." and MiSfl l.aura
ki'ollison sang t'alver's "The Best of the
[ llrave."
! Bast rommander-in-chief of tiie fJrand
Arui\ dt t!;?? Republic, Corporal James Tann,'r.
tiie orator of the (lay. was then presented
11? the large audience by Department
? Oiiimander Kerree His address, whleii was
OW.vered i:v eloquent style, was frequently
Interrupted tiy applause. The address of
oiporal tanner appears iaewhen m The
otar.
' The Veteran's Last Song" was rendered
i
hy Prof. Jasper D. McFall. and the Marine '
Band played Chopin's funeral march. The
Takomn chorus sang the chorus, "Infla- :
matus" from "Ttabat Mater," by Rossini,
and the service was brought to a conclusion 1
with ti e singing of "America" by the cl-orus
and assembly, accompanied by the Marine <
Band, under the direction of Lieut. W. H.
Santelmann.
Spanish War Ceremonies.
Preceding the services at the Amphitheatt-r.
tli?- several camps of I'nitcd Spanish
War Veterans, the Ladles' Auxiliaries
and the IJneal Society of the Spanish
War. with the armed escort, ("apt. Clarence
Saver's company of the National
Guard. the Harries' Veterans, assembled
about tii- tall shaft ? r ?ted in honor of
the sir;ping soldiers ??f the war with
Spa'ti. rding to the annual custom
of the soldier organization, brief memorial
cer?-monies were held.
Before beginning the ritualistic service
of the Spanish War Veterans, Cap*. J.
Walter Mi!? hell, department commander,
add res ?i the assemblage after the band
had played .1 dire:-.
Another Memorial day adds its page to 1
the history of memories." he said. "We
look haekward reminiscently to the days '
of '! * with their t? nt d tields and the
legions of brave American boys from the
north and the sunny southland, ready and j
eager to do b.ittle 'or dear humanity's
sake under our glorious banner of red
and white and blue We recall the strenu
ous irar< L. p. tin* bivouacs ana the naming
under the iierce glare of the tropical
sun n in enervating climate. Then 1
the quick and complete victory of our
arms, tie- i "d^mpt ion of fair Cuba from J
tyrannical domination, t; e addition of our '
colonics, changing tlie map ??f the globe, (
and then ?nr dear country advanced to the
front rank as a " orld power and the die- 1
t
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Dr. Thomas Calver, I
Chairman Music Committee. '
tator of peace as a result of the promptitude
and prowess of our boys in blue and
khaki.
"These thoughts crowd upon us as we
assemble here today, reverently and solemnly,
to pay tribute to the memory of our
fallen heroes of 1898. and the soldier and
sailor boys of ISfil to 18S5. who gave up
their precious lives, too. that "Old Glory"
m'ght wave tHumphantly over our land of
liberty and progress. Let us, therefore,
in the undimmed light of the past, perform
our labor of love with tender hands, and
while we remember, let us garland theirlow
green tents with blooms of spring, and
Mij y ti |M d> 'i i it. 11 iitrti jiiu,} 1
repose in peace evermore." i
In Honor of the Dead.
Reading from the book of ceremonies of !
the Spanish War Veterans, Commander I
Mitchell recited that "the duty of today is 1
of impressive significance. We meet to
honor our dead and to deepen our reverence
for their worth, to strengthen among our- (
selves the bond of fraternity by recalling <
the memory of experiences common to us 1
all: to em-mirage a more generous chanty
for our comrades who are sick and in dis- I
tress, and for tha destitute wards of tin ]
United Spanish War Veterans; to renew
our pledge of loyalty to cur country and ]
our (las and to emphasize in the minds (
and hearts of all who may unite with us
the privilege and duty of patriotism." ,
Ti.e chaplain offered prayer, and the re- ,
spouses were by the officer of the day,
(.'apt. George West Byron, and Department
Adjutant William Peaceck.
In the Maine' section, where the victims
of th?* battleship's crew who lost their
lives in Havana harbor are sleeping their \
last sleep, commander Mitchell said:
"As in this silent camping ground of the
nation's sailor dead with reverence we
garland these passionless mounds, let us
recall to memory tiie men who in the time
of need willingly presented themselves as a
barricade between our country and its foes;
that the country , for whose glory and supremacy
they surrendered the most sacred
earthly ties may have the fervent and enthusiastic
devotion of every citizen, and
that as toil; v we stand at every grave, as ,
before an altar, we may here pleuge our
manhood that so help us God the memory
of our country's dead shall ever strengthen
and encouraigi' in us all a deeper and more
.uiui. i-te j . 11 i' Ji isiii.
Victims of the Maine Disaster.
A law floral anchor, presented by the
Department of the District of Coluir.bia.
I'nited Spani.-h War Veterans, was then ,
placed upon tlie giant anchor of the !(?te
battleship Maine while a floral cross was
placed upon the monument erec ted in honor !
of th*> dead of the Spanish war.
Mr:-. L?Z7;?* W. Calver. president of the
District Auxiliary to the Spanish War
Veterans. placed large norai wreaths on the
monument, the anchor of the Maine, the
monument to the Rough Riders who gave
up their lives in the Santiago campaign,
the monument over the graves of (ien.
Henry W. I^awton, Lieut. Richard J. Har- 1
den and others.
Th members of the Regimental Association
of the 4th Cnited States Volunteer Infantry
ilmmtines). war with Spain, formed i
a circle about the grave of their late commander.
Col. James S. Petitt. and held
short but impressive memorial services.
After placing a flower piece on the grave,
Capt William H Mcllnch, president of the
association. In a brief address paid a
tribute to the departed soldier and told
of the love for him thai was borne by the
men of Ins regiment. The members of the
Fourth Immune Camp. Spanish War Veterans.
took pa**t in the ceremony ai the
grave of I ol. Petitt.
At T ts'it TTnr^dn'c firsTTO
The members of Richard J. Harden Camp,
I'nlted Spanish War Veterans, headed by
ttie camp commander, '(.'apt. Edward L.
Cogan. assembled about the grave of the
late officer of Company A, 1st District of
Columbia Volunteer Infantry, and paid
tribute to his memory. A handsome floral
piece was placed on the mound by the men
of the camp which Is named In his honor,
and Senior Vice Department Commander
Charles J. Harlow, who was a brother
officer of I.icut. Harden in Company A
(the Emmet Guard (. told of his sickness,
and when advised to return to his home In
? asiimsK-Mi i.irui. narui-n repuea mat
under the circumstances he would rather
stay at the front with his comrades and
die than to return to his home place and
live.
At the conclusion of the ceremonies at
Arlington the G. A. K veterans were provided
with refreshments by the ladies of
the W. K. and other societies of patriotic
women. The Spanish War Veterans were
similarly provided for by their auxiliaries
and the I.ineal Society, both organizations
having established refreshment tents near
the Spanish war section.
Monument to Gen. Kelley.
Immediately following the ceremony at
the tomb of the unknown members of the
Society of the Array of West Virginia unvailed
a monument to Maj. Gen. Benjamin
Kelley. The monument is an imposing one.
and mark? the la.-"t resting place of the first
uiucri n 'uihk'u in t x?* * uvii war.
Gen. K^lley was a member of Kit Carson
Post, G A. R.. anil the members of the
post attended the ceremonies today. Gen.'
Van Bukey presided and Capt. Thomas
H. McKee, an oiHcer of Gen. Kelley's old
regiment, delivered a short address, in
which he paid tribute to the gallant West
Virginian
At the solemn ceremonies at the Spanish
war monument the i:$th Cavalry Hand iurnished
the music, and Capt. Henry Foster
read Lincoln's Gettysburg address. A
handsome wrealit was placed on the grave
by the Cuban minister, while the Woman's
Relief Corps placed on the pedestal a handsome
floral facsimile of the bad^e of the
I'nlted Spanish War Veterans in red, white,
blue and bronze.
The anchor of the battleship Maine was
Jecorated by Dewey Naval Camp, U. S.
W V., and the Admiral Schley Command,
Independent Veterans of the Navy In tha
War with Spain.
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Refreshments for time-worn veterans.
Flowers for the eternally youthful dead.
That was the twofold work of the patriotic
women who shared In the ceremonies
of today. To prepare luncheon for the
veterans of all wars and bouquets for an
army of graves entailed a tremendous
amount of work, but the women privileged
to do it performed their tender ministration
with an ease born of the many years
in which they have repeated their labor of
love.
As time goes by the nation's warriors
And the duties incidental to Memorial day
rather more than their years will warrant
them in undertaking. Then, too, the work
of decorating the graves and the additional
ceremonies carry them far past the luncheon
hour. For that reason the women of
the various patriotic societies have taken
II ?}>oiviaAU*i>Q oil t Vw. a-orlr i if riiSffirntini?
ussisteJ by such veterans as feel able to
take part In the task.
The Woman's Relief Corps, with a local
membership of 700, was represented at
Arlington today by various committees,
who began their preparations early yesterday
morning.
Flowers contributed by the public school
'hildren, together with nearly two hundred
arge baskets full of blossoms given by the
orps, were sent direct to Arlington and
ivere waiting in fresh, d wy heaps this
morning to be scattered over the graves,
aut the luncheons were prepared yesterday
it the corps headquarters at Grand Army
Hall. The good things Included sandwiches,
baked beans, salads and fruits, with coffee
made today in the old mansion where the
feast was served, and where every soldier
who wore a badge was a welcomed guest.
The committee who prepared the luncheon
yesterday and served it today were: Christine
\Y. Dunlap, chairman; Emma C. I-ittleJohn,
Myra M. Metcalf, Annie E. Hoagland,
Isabel A. Bontz, Laura Mcintosh,
liotp \\*ntor? t-lnttio Hoover. Marv Tucker.
Christina Butcher, Mary R. Ramsey, Mary
V. Noerr, Lizzie J. Langham, Susie R.
Jacobs. Gertrude Strickland, Mary Mcintosh,
Katherine McMonigal, Nettie C.
Green, Esther A. George. Elizabeth Wilton,
Maggie Showers, Florence Hoagland, Sarah
Bunyea. Annie L. Over. Annie M. Layton,
Sallle Ferren. Mary E. Hall. Mary V.
Goundie, Carrie Gurny, Lida J. Hart. Jennie
Cusick. Annie E. Cromwell. Lida A. Oldroyd,
Cora Smith. Nannie G. Davis. Marian
Parker, Annie W. Johnson. Sarah E. Beach,
Laura Seymour. Margaret Bradt. Lucy
Weaver, Mildred Eglin and Mary Cavanaugh.
One of the most impressively beautiful
nommnninc r\ f tlio Ht?V U'flQ RPrVlPP POTl
ducted at the monument dedicated to the
unknown dead, the exercises being under
the management of the Woman's Relief
Corp?.
Opening1 of the Exercises.
The exercises were opened with "Xearer,
My God. to Thee." by the band, followed ny
an invocation by Rev. C. \V. Gallaher, department
chaplain, and Newton Ferree,
department commander. A floral W. R, C.
badg>- was then placed on the tomb by a
committee formed of Annie E. Hoagland,
chairman: Emma C. L..tiejohn. Lida A.
Dldroyd. Annie W. Johnson and Nannie
3. Davis. Presidents of various patriotic
organizations then laid their flower tributes
>n the tomb, each reciting as she did so
two lines of a poem In memory of the uninown
dead. The organizations represented
jvere I.egion of Loyal Women, Emma E.
Myers: Daughters of the Veterans. Annie
VI. Roberts: Grant Circle. No. 1. Ladies of
:he G. A. R., Dora B. Hendrix: McKinley
circle. No. 2. Ladies of the G. A. R.. Julia
Leavitt; Lincoln Circle, No. :t, Ladies of
:he G. A. R.. M. I). T.incnln: Auxiliary 32,
Ladies of the W. V. L.. W. J. Mell; Spansh
War Veteran Auxiliary. Lizzie W. Calmer;
Lineal Society. S. W. Auxiliary, Letta
M. Ferguson; Ladies' Aid. Cushing Camp.
5. of V,. Jennie Brown. As the last floral
token was laid on the tomb ail present
recited In unison:
"To the memory of those who lie buried
beneath southern skies, on land or sea.
whose lives went out. a sacrifice ror ineir
country, far from home, friends and loving
care. Let us ever keep in mind their patriotic
devotion, their Immense sacrifice,
'for greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for another or
tils country." "
Miss Laura Collison sang "Lay Him
L/ow." Rev. C. W. Gallaher bestowed a benediction
and the band played a dirge.
One of the most conspicuous floral tributes
>n the tomb of the unknown was a large
tvreath from the White House.
Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball, department
presfdent. W. R. C.. was called west by the
Jeath of her father, but a member of her
staff stated that it was the aim of the organization
to carry out the program she had
planned.
General Decorating Committee.
The general directing committee included
the fallowing: Annie E. Hoagland, Jennie
Wheeler. Emma C. I.ittlejohn, Annie E.
Cromwell. Jennie R. Cusick, Xannle G.
Davis, Lida A. Oldroyd, Cora I,. Smith,
Lida J. Hart, Mary V Goundie, depart
ment officers; Ida V. Hendricks. Indiana
Cowling. Annie S. Hamilton, Annie W.
Johnson, Georgia G. Bain, Anna A. Peck,
Matilda R. Sprague, Margaret B. Tew,
Rosamond B. Meacham. Ida L. Chase, Vina
M. Calhoun, past department presidents;
Julia M. Layton. Mary Tucker, Bell Harris.
Mary Griffin. Mildred Eglii>. Emma Patterson.
C'hannie Patterson, Josephine Fowler,
Jennie Richardson, Lottie Green, Jennie
Hamilton, Lucinda Gruber, Nettie Lyons.
Mary Writner, Josephine Seibold.
Marie Clendaniel, Ida Bitz, Mary Stoddard.
Addie Foster. Mary Johnson. Jennie Thompson.
Sarah Turnbuli, Kliza Naylor. Cecelia
N'ewland, Sarah K. Newman, Mary Simpson,
Anna Feck. Julia Donev. Ellen I). Mc
I-aughlin, Carrie King. Emma Polland,
Elizabeth Wilton. Julia Dykes, Cecelia
Ford. Julia Floyd. Gertrude Morgan. Nora
B. Atkinson, Klizabeth I-angham, Alice
Burgess. Mary Traphagen, Helen E. Stone,
Hanna J. Devoe, Katherlne R. Phillips,
Carrie Gurry. Jane M. Bridaham. Sarah E.
Beach, Maria C. Hull. Mary E. Hall, Anna
M. Baden. Mattie E. McCIure. I-lbbie Porter,
I-aura V. Seymour. Emojean Xewland. Bessie
B. Cheshire, Grace M. Lowry. Isabel
Bontz. Marlon B. Parker. Sarah A. Bunyea,
Clara E. Kalstrom, Mary V. Fauth,
Virginia Corrlck. Mary R. Ramsey. Mary
A S:|111.. P Pf>rri*n Wonvor
Margaret Walker, Florence Hoagland, Mary
W. Thatcher, Margaret Bradt and Mary V.
Noerr.
With Characteristic Zeal.
The Legion of Ixtyal Women did their
share of today's memorial work with the
zeal characteristic of their organization.
Their preparations kepi them busy throughout
yesterday at the Legion headquarters,
when the members arranged wreaths and
bouquets for the soldier dead at several
cemeteries and prepared the substantial
luncheon which wa? served at Arlington
today. The members of the Legion were
on the grounds at an early hour this mornIncr
n nrl mnflli/'lod I ht?lr sari-li>oa at ttia
grave of Jlri. Mero I.. Tanner, a deceased
member ?>f the Legion and the late wife of
Corporal Tanner, whose tragic death Is still
fresh in the minds of her friends. The
committee in charge of the decorations was
headed by Mrs. Emma E. Myers, president,
together with Miss Annie E. FVrree, chairman
of decorative committee; Mrs. Margaret
A. Knapp, chairman of the floral
committee, Mrs. Olive C. Johnson, Mrs.
Mary Cook, Mrs. Kate Riley and Mrs. Hattie
Roach. They were assisted in the decorating
of officers' graves by the Daughters
of Veterans. The organization's tribute
to the unknown dead was a large and appropriately
designed wreath placed on the
tomb during the exercises conducted by the
Woman's Relief ("> IT-'W
A touchlngly beautiful feature of the Legion's
work was the making and placing
of two hundred bouquets on Isolated soldiers'
graves in Rock Creek cemetery. This
mission was in charge of Mrs. Ada H.
Weiss and was the result of a request
made by the chairman. W. J. Weiss, commander
of Post I. Mrs. Ada H. Weiss was
in charge.
The decoration of graves of soldiers and
deceased members of the Legion at Glenwood
cemetery was conducted by Mr3. M.
E. Cutler and Mrs. Delia C. Perham.
Auxiliaries to Spanish War Veterans.
The auxilaries to the I'nited Spanish war
veterans are an ever-increasing factor in
the memorial services at Arlington. Over
one thousand sandwiches and a like amount
of additional substantival? were prepared
yesterday and served to the veterans today
in the Spanish war section, where the veterans
of all wars were cordially welcomed.
Mrs. Lizzie W. Culver, department presi
dent, gave her home over to the decoration
committee yesterday, when many beautiful
and original tributes were made of blossoms,
flags and streamers of the Spanish
colors. The floral pi^ce contributed by the
auxiliaries of the Spanish war to the unknown
dead consisted of a large wreath of
bronze galix leaves from which fluttered
forty-five tiny flags, one for each state in
the Union. The Spanish colors were expressed
in looped streamers of red and
yellow satfn ribbon. Special wrviths were
also placed on the graves of Gen. Lawton and
Richard Hardin, and for Col. Pettit there
was a sword of galix leaves with hilt decorated
with flags and Spanish ribbons. A
handsome wreath was also placed on the
tomb for the Rough Riders. The various
committees consisted of Mrs. Lizzie \V.
C'alver. chairman: Mrs. Louise M. Foster.
Mrs. Jennie Rudloff, Mi'ss Minnie Roth, Mrs.
Ida M. Gadoway. Edith R. Roosevelt Auxiliary;
Mrs. Lizzie F. Ashion, Mrs. Cora
Campbell. Mrs. Dunlop, Mrs. Jennie
Springer. Mrs. Gertrude Mitchell. Mrs. Lily
Porter. Miss Tillie Roth. Mrs. Bowling, Mrs.
Yallie. Mary .-v. Babcock Auxiliary; Miss
Ktta Austin. Miss Lucille "lriel, 'Mrs. Nellie
Barrett. Mrs. Sidman. Mrs. Maloney, Mrs.
Ella Mitchell, Miss Kpps and Miss Buckalew.
Lineal Society Serves Luncheon.
The National Lineal Society of the SpanfoVt
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today in their tent in the Spanish section
at Arlington. The officers and committees
in charge of their program were: Mrs. L.
M. Ferguson, chief ruler: Mrs. H. "Walsh,
chief adviser: Mrs. I.,. V. Burns, assistant
adviser; Mrs. C. E. Ferriss. deaconess; Mrs.
P. E. Dolph, chief of finance, and Mrs. K.
Lawson. chief of records. Mrs. Allyn K.
Capron was In charge of the tent arrangements,
and the refreshments were in the
hands of a body of efficient workers headed
by Miss Alma L. Ferris, chairman of the
executive committee. Mrs. 1. M. Dolph,
Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Conway and Mrs.
Brookes formed the floral committee that
decorated the monument to the unknown
dead in connection with the G. A. R. Special
floral tributes were also placed at the
Spanish war shaft, the Maine anchor, tlie
Rough Riders' monument ami the monument
to C'apt. Ailyn K. Capron.
Presentation of Gold Badge.
The Legion of Loyal Women cherish for
their older members a tender regard that
expresses itself with spontaneous cordiality
whenever occasion offers the opportunity.
When the various committees in charge
of today's exercises were busy yesterday
at their headquarters preparing luncheons
and arranging flowers into wreaths and
bouquets, the venerable Mrs. Hannah C'ros
vy, 11 cilcti ler meuruei ui inc
on the platform and smiled down on her
younger and more strenuous comrades.
Every member stopped her work and
gathered about the platform to listen to
the venerable speaker's tribute to a fellowmember.
Mrs. Electa A. Abbott, wife of
Gen. Abbott, whose golden wedding has
just occurred. Mrs. Crrsby read in a sweet,
clear voice that trembled with emotion a
little poem prepared for the occasion, and
then presented to Mrs. Abbolt. on behalf
of her fellow-workers, a legion badge of
solid gold. Mrs. Abbott's appreciation of
this gift of love and comradeship was voiced
by the Rev. Dr. Van Schaick, who was
present, and who also expressed in a few
remarks his own admiration of the spirit
oi uie jegion mamiesieu in men mvt' anu
friendship for each other, and which is so
conspicuous a feature of the organization.
Then tlie little ceremony was over, and
the legion got to work again.
VETERANS IN COLUMN
ANNUAL PARADE PRECEDING
EXERCISES IN CEMETERIES.
A gallant and patriotic body of men
participated in the street parade, which
practically opened the ceremonies at the
various cemeteries this morning. Bright,
smiling skies and refreshing breezes
greeted the various organizations as
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Commander General William r. Harry Garrison.
they took the places assigned them
on Pennsylvania avenue and 14th
street. Gaily dressed crowds of men,
women and children gathered on the
sidewalks to speed them on their way.
After more than forty years the memory
of the soldiers who died lor the preservation
of the I'nion is still green In the
minds of their comrades who are yet
in the land of the living, as well as
their descendants and friends. As the
years pass the blue line of the grizzled
veterans who march to tne cemeteries to
honor the memory of the gallant dead
prows thinner and thinner, and the time
is not far distant when the final reunion
will occur. But when the last of them
shall have been gathered to his people
there will be no lack of loving hands to
spread flowers on the graves of the men
who, fought for their country at the
time of its greatest peril.
The parade today was particularly well
managed, and passed off without a hitch.
Starting promptly at 10 o'clock, the line
moved from Pennsylvania avenue and
13th street to Madison place, to H street,
to l'Jth street, and thence to the station
of the Washington. Alexandria and Mt.
Vernon railway, where special cars were
in waiting- for the trip to Arlington.
Ma'. K. R. Campbell was marshal and
offic<. of the day, and J. Milton Heller and
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Commander t'nited .Spanish War Veterans.
Thomas Brady officers of the guard. The
4th Battalion. National Guard of the District.
Maj. Anton Siephan commanding,
acted as the escort of the veterans and
had the right of the line. Tt was headed
by the brigade band of the National Guard,
Donald G. Macl.eod. leader.
Following a detachment of police and the
National Guardsmen was the Marine Band,
Ueut. W. H. Santelmann. leader, at the
head of the gray and grizzled veterans of
the Grand Army of the Republic. First
appeared the faithful Old Guard, in full
uniform. Capt. James.M. Edgar commanding.
followed closely by the department
officers.
Those in Line.
Among those in line were Mr. Newton
Ferree, department commander, and his
staff, and Past Department Commanders
Col. M. E. Urell, Maj. John McElroy. Capt.
rid rrtil t T XI XI a A H
D. Richardson. N. M. Brooks, Capt. S. K.
Faunce, Capt. A. Hart, Judge X. G. Kimball
and Capt. George K. Corson. Those
officers were followed by the following
organizations, all with well-filled ranks:
John A. Rawlins Post, No. 1, William J.
Weiss, commander; Kit Carson Post, No.
Gilbert M. Husted, commander; I>incol.n
Post, No. :t, J. D. Bloodgood, commander;
George G. Meade Post. No. 3. Albert Carew,
commander; C. S. Grant Post. No. t>. Burton
R. Ross, commander; James A. Garfield
Post, No. 7, H. 1.. Johnson, commander;
Burnside Post. No. 8, George i.fwton,
commander; Potomac Post, No. 11, \V.
A. O'Meara, commander; Phil Sheridan
Post, No. 14. Milton J. Hull, commander;
Lafayette Post, No. 20, William T. Foster,
commander; Frederick Douglass Post, No.
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The next section ot the line consisted of
a fine and effective representation of the
I'nited Spanish War Veterans, Department
of the District of Columbia, the members
of which marched to the inspiring music
of the drum corps of the U. S. Marine Band.
At the head of the line were Capt. J Walter
Mitchell, department commander; the
two mascots. Noble Mitchell and William
Harlow, and the following staff officers;
Charles J. Harlow, senior vice commander;
William Peacock, department -adjutant;
Thomas A. Green, department quartermaster,
and George West Byron, department
officer of the day.
The posts in line were; Gen. Nelson A.
Miles Camp, No. 1, Henry Foster, commander;
Richard J. Harden Camp. No. 2,
K. L. Cogan, commander; 4th Immune
Camp. No. :i, William Peacock, commander;
Henry W. Lawton Camp, No. 4, J Milton
Heller, commander; Col. John Jacob
Astor Camp, No. (i. William B. Powers,
commander; Admiral George Dewey ('amp.
No. 7, Capt. Richmond Pearson Hobson,
commander; Gen. Andrew S. Burt Camp,
No. 9, George Nairn, commander; Rear
Admiral Charles M. Thomas Camp, Jerry
Oscar Tolson, commander.
The left of the line was occupied by four
fine looking garrisons of the Army and
Navy I'nion, as follows: Gen. William F.
Barry Garrison. No. 2(>, Andrew S. Burt,
commander; Admiral David D. Porter Garrison.
No. fi. Thacker E. l.,ee. commander;
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Conray, commander; Col. Theodore Roosevelt
Garrison, No. 74. R. C. Galbraltli, commander.
The battalion of the District National
Guard left the line at Pennsylvania avenue
and 12th street and saluted the column of
veterans as they crossed the avenue to the
cars.
Lincoln Post, No. :t. G. A. R., under
command of J. D. Bloodgood. post commander,
made a very creditable showing In
the parade, both in point of numbers and
for soldierly appearance. Headed by Its
post drum corps it Joined with the Department
of the Potomac and proceeded to the
cars for Arlington.
All along the route of march those veteran
musicians of war time fame earned applause.
HOUR'S DIN FOR EACH CHILD.
Police Had to Disperse the Charivarists
at Daybreak.
SIOUX CITY. Iowa, May SO.?One hour s |
din for each of the twelve children of a
newly mart-ied pair. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Brown, was furnished by 'J00 charlvarists
who. after keeping a section of the town
awake all night, were dispersed by the
police at daybreak yesterday. The recordbreaking
charivari was given because the
man had seven children and his bride, a
widow, five. As a result of the twelvehour
serenade the house of the bride's
father Is almost wrecked, its porch torn
off, windows smashed and screens torn
down. The outbuildings were broken up
to furnish ciubs and tomtom beaters. Piles
of cans, paiis, scrap iron and clubs were
left in the yard.
Semi-Finals in Women's Golf.
BOSTON. May SO.?In the semi-final
I round of the Women's Golf Association of
Boston today Miss Fannie C. Osgood, Country
Club, defeated Miss Mary Dutton, Oakley,
2 up, 1 to play, and Miss Margaret
Curtis, Country Club, defeated Miss Mary
B. Adams, Wollaston, up, 2 to play.
The Butterfly Procession.
From the Chitpr'3 Book.
One would hardly believe that he could
find forty or fifty different kinds of butterflies
in most localities, and that, except in
winter, he seldom shoulders his gun without
one or moreTif these airy creatures flitting
at his elbow. The hunter who has an
eye for it is apt to see the black, orangeLanded
mourning cloak sail by as he
crouches behind Jits duck blind in early
spring; and possibly one of them lias been
hanging to the joist in his celitir all winter,
though he did not know it. Before the
spring jacksnlpe shooting is over the large,
yellow tiger swallow-tail is sailing gaily
among the trees. These early ones are followed
by a numerous and beautiful procession.
The rnonarchs, which come from
the south like many of the game birds, and
gather in swarms for their autumnal migrations;
the fritillaries?regal, variegated,
silver-bordered treat snamrled and several
others?the swallow-tails, a family of splendid
size, embracing the fclant, pipe-vine,
common eastern, the tiger already mentioned.
and several more; the sulphurs, embracing
many species; the cabbage and
common white, the admirals, viceroys, skippers,
snouts, question signs, commas, hackberries,
little blues, crescent spots, hair
streaks, bronze coppers, dusky wings,
nymphs, satyrs, painted ladles, painted
beauties and hosts of others. One can hardly
step out of doors without seeing these
crcatures; they flit upon his lawn; they sip
nectar from the flowers in his garden; they
light upon the sides of his house and on the
DOIPS OI MIS UtTB, liirj j/iaj auuui inc naici
puddles in the streets after a downpour of
rain. From the time the Ice goes out of
pond and river In the spring until the frost
king grips the season in the autnmn these
fairy creatures -are on the wing.
London Revolts at Banquets.
From the New York World.
Ivondon Is considering the public banquet
??rinii?lv In the light of a public nuisance.
It Is estimated that every year in the
British metropolis sees at least ten thousand
orgies of dishes and speeches, and a
feeling of oppression is growing upon the
men who are forced into the position of
confirmed diners-out.
Evidently Sir William Treloar. the new
lord mayor, with his record of 150 banquets
in six months. Is regarded as a mere
tyro at feasting. There are few to echo
his recent recommendation of public dinners
as health-giving functions?"if eaten
as I eat them."
As a matter of fact, with most of the
London malcontents the food cuts no figure
in the argument of objection. The
things which stir men to rebellion are tiie
monotonous formalities of the stated banquets.
the slight excuses upon which occasions
are based which for policy's sake
call their victims from pleasanter possibil
Ities. and, worst of all, the generally prosy
pitch of the after-dinner talking. Where
one speaker arouses or edifies or entertains,
a thousand droners make weary
hours.
Many American diners-out have expressed
from time to time sentiments like those now
heard in I>ondon. Yet among the public
dinners over here there are occasions of
informal reunion and of feasting without
formal speaking greatly out of proportion
in numbers to those occuring In a British
season. If the Londoners cannot abate the
dinner nuisance they might find relief by
Dorrowingr tne purely American ideas of the
Clover Club, the Gridiron Club or the
"Amen Corner." In surh novelties and
nonsense there ought to be refreshment for
Intellects jaded under heavy toasts to the
empire.
CHICAGO. May 30?The Rev. William
MeCaughan, for nine years pastor of the
Third Presbyterian Church, announced last
night his definite decision to leave Chicago
to accept a call to a pastorate In Belfast.
Ireland His resignation was accepted by
the trustees with expressions (f regret.
SOLDIERSAND SAILORS
Ceremonies at Their Graves in
Congressional Cemetery.
RELIEF CORPS ASSISTS
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Addresses by Rev. F. M. Bristol and
Others.
PROGRAM OF THE EXERCISES
Junior Vice Commander Holbrook of
the G. A. R. Conducts Ceremonies?The
Music.
Farragut Post. N'n. 10. G A. U.. assisted
by the Karragut Woman's Relief Corps. the
Daughters of Veterans. H I". Graham
Camp. Sons of Veterans, ant! the Fourth
Immune Camp. Cnited Spanish War Veterans.
had charge of the services in the
Congressional cemetery. All w>re under
the direction of E. II. Holbrook, junior vice
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department commander, and Mr. Holbrook
was assisted uv n. 1-1. tsunyea. james
Frank. D. C. Eberly and C. E. Hooks, as a
committee of arrangements.
L ginning early yesterday morning, the
memorial committee of Farragut Post
marked with flags ail known graves of veterans
of the civil war in the Congressional
cemetery. The number, including both the
soldier and sailor dead, has been estimated
at, between 1.200 and 1.400, and the committee
was engaged most of the day in its
labor of love. John Jost was chairman of
the memorial committee, and those who
worked with him were P. Cooksey, Geo.
R. Cook, James Wood, Convis Parker. P. C.
George, S. W. Bunyea. W. F. Brenizer, A.
F. Dinsmore, Stanton Weaver, B. F. Graham
and E. H. Ripley.
Supplementing the work of the veterans,
f Iia /-? ?' ppo <rt 11 Wniri'jn'a I? ?> 1 i o f
Corps went to the cemetery early this
morning, and, with the aid of a willing
delegation of public school children from
the Wallach, Hilton, Brent. Edmonds, Peabody.
Towers and Lenox schools, they
strewed flowers about the tiny fl^gs on
the mounds.
Services Open at 10 O'Clock.
Junior Vice Department Commander llolbrook
opened the services at 10 o'clock this
morning, when he called upon the bugler of
the United States Engineers' Band to play
the reveille and assembly. In his opening
address Commander Holbrook gave voice to
a touching sentiment on the meaning of
Memorial day to the country, and spoke
or the heroic sacriuces to principle expressed
in the mounds which dotted the
cemetery all around the speakers' stand.
"Let us join on this sacred Memorial
day," he said in conclusion, "and strew the
lilies of the nortli and the magnolias of
the south upon these American heroes' j
graves. My comrades, it seems to me that
the Grand Army of the Republic has stili a
mission, a duty yet to perform?the building
up and strengthening of a fraternal
love among those between whom there
should be no bitterness, but only a respect
ful love and a national pride. If this
can be done by us, if this is to be the
last mission of the Grand Army of the
Republic before it passes forever off the
stage, it will be its most glorious victory."
Program Observed.
The choir of the Metropolitan Baptist
Church, Mr. Gilbert A. Clark, director, led
in singing "Nearer, My God, to Thee." and
Rev. H. S. France pronounced the invocation.
"To Thee, O Country," was sung by
the choir; Lincoln's Gettysburg address was
read by Col. Samuel R. Stratlan; the Engineers'
Band played "The Holy City;" a
recitatior . "The American Flag," was given
by Miss Grace Ross, and Mrs. Arthur G.
Dunn, soprano soloist of the Metropolitan
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Brave," :ifter which Commander Holbrook
introduced Rev. Dr. Bristol to deliver the
oration-of the day.
/Oration by Rev. Dr. Bristol.
Tl* oration was delivered by Rev. Or
Frank M. Bristol, pastor of the Metropolitan
M. E. Church.
"This happy and prosperous nation,
united within and at peace with all the
world, once* more bares Its brow to the
baptism of liberty and bows its heart to the
sacrifice which liberty has cost," he said.
"These graves, made beautiful by the flowers
of memory and gratitude that kiss the
sod, tell us at what a price our Cnlon and
our liberties were preserved. Well may the
prattling children and sunny-faced youth,
the future hope of our country, come to
luuaj , ?1'U Hid) ilir: luiuug
man. enjoying tile dignity, sovereignty and
well-paid recompense of free labor, come;
well may the rich man come whose very
wealth is the harvest of a prosperity made
possible by emancipated toil and free, independent
and intelligent industry; well
may the statesman come whose genius,
consecrated to high legislation, stands guard
over the political bulwarks of the state and
gvcr uiiiL cuiuiiuuii^ii iviihii is me jjiiuridlum
of freedom; well may the learned jurist
come whose study is justice and equity,
and whose wisdom, Judgment and integrity
Insure the people's rights in their equality
before the law; well may the teacher tome
whose high mission it becomes to teach
the rising generations tile philosophy of our
national greatness in the history of deeds
and men that made the old time splendid.'
and welt may the preacher come who tells
the world the gospel that men was saved
by sacrifice, and that blood divine was the
price of redemption. We all owe a debt to
these mighty ashes of the soldier dead?a
debt no money can pay?a debt no eulogies
can discharge, though every word were a
flower and every sentence a garland fragrant
with the soul's purest eloquence. We
come to acknowledge our debt; we cannot
pay It. Memorial day has a threefold significance.
The nation remembers in its
songs and tears, in Its love and eulogies
the soldier dead: the veterans, the men who
saw service and stood up to shoot and to
be shot at in battle, recall the days 'that
tried men's souls,' jfrhen In the strength
and glory and hopeful patriotism of youth
they entered the good tight for freedom
and the Union. And the nation, across
these graves of the heroic dead, grasps
once more with firm, kindly, sympathetic
hand the hand of every living veteran, and
crowns with fresh laurels of honor and
grateful veneration tlie brows of these men
whose glory it is that they marched with
these translated heroes to battle and to
victory. The flowers scattered on the
graves of the patriotic dead would witln-r
as they touched the sod if the gratitude of
the country that places them there wrr?
ungenerously and ignomlniouslv forgetful
of the living comrades of the gallant dead.
'Honor to whom liorior Is due.' whether It
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Concluding Numbers.
The concluding numbers of the program
included: "Inflammatus." ti selection by
the hand: "The Recessional" (IVKoven),
sung by Mrs Arthur tJ l>unn and the
choir; a poem. "In Memoriam,*' redt?*d l?y
Harry O. Hall, and Ainerh sung by t!??*
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leadership of tin- bund. K?>\ 1! S. Franco
pronounced tln? benediction. the bugler
sounded "Taps." and a s?-. tuui of the battery
from Fort Myer tir??l th?* national
salute.
At the cftiu lusion <?f the c\?*r? is- *. services
in memory i?f the sailor d? ad w? r??
held on tlie Pennsylvania awnue In dK?
under the auspices of the Karragtit
Woman's Hei . f C.?rps Mr< M \ l?ow,
the president, led in tin* rosponsiv service
from the ritual of the corps and school
children scattered tinners upon the u;?t<'r.
AT HARMONY CEMETERY
COLORED MEMBERS OF GRAND
ARMY HOLD EXERCISES
Address by Emmanuel M. Hewlett.
Participation of n Chorus of
Public School Children.
The members of Charles Sumn??r Tost.
Xo. 11. a. k.. with r. l>. Goodman in
command, assembled at 14th street anil
Pennsylvania avenue at it :M> o'clock this
morning, and shortly thereafter a numb?r
of the members accompanied Frederick
Douglass Post. No. "21. under t ->mmander J.
N. Mayne, to Arlington. Sumner Post veterans
then boarded ears and pro- eedi d to
Harmony cemetery. Thomas J Stuart wa*
the adjutant, assisting Commander Gi>odm&n.
Rear Admiral 1'ha.rles M. Tluimai
! Camp. I". S. W. V.. also went to the eemetery.
The "Braves of the veterans were
strewn with flowers and deeorated with
flags. The national colors wr?' then saluted
by members of Post H and the 1st S p.irate
Battalion of the National Guard under
command of XlaJ. Brooks.
The "Star Spangled Banner" was sung
by a chorus of school children under tlio
direction of Km ma Patterson, the audience
Joining In the chorus. " \sseinhly" was
sounded by a bugler at II .'in o'el.nk. after
which the salute to the dead was fired b T
a squad from the 1st Separate Battalion.
Chairman Goodman then called the meeting
to order, and Rev. Albert C. Washington,
post chaplain, delivered the invocation.
Prof. J. T. Layton led the choir in a musical
selection, after which Adjutant Stuart
read Lincoln's Gettysburg address.
Address by E. M. Hewlett.
Commander Goodman read an original
poem, and at the close introduced former
Justice of the Peace Emmanuel M. Hewlett,
the orator of the day.
"Another year has passed, and we are
again assembled to pay homage to the sacred
dead who fought in defense of our
country." the speaker said. "And we are
here to express our gratitude to thoso brave
veterans who are still with us. Many who
were with us a year ago have answered the
last roll call and Joined the innumerable
throng In the world beyond. Decoration
day, which was once observed by a single
ui^uui^diiUH, IS 11 'J v> an a|mi i as n nt?tional
hoHday, and is observed l>y Americans
In all parts of tlie world where they
reside. In our public institutions of learning
only those books are used that give little
or no account of the heroic deeds of the
negro in the different wars in which our
country has been engaged, and it .is on occasions
like this that we should instruct our
people concerning the negro as a citizen
at the time of the ratification of the articles
of confederation, before tlie adoption of our
Constitution, and also of ills patriotism
and bravery, not only in the war of the
rebellion, tout also in every war in which
our country has been engaged."
The speaker paid a tribute to the mothers,
wives and sisters who willingly gave up
sons, husbands and brothers that litis might
remain a united country.
Mnnv of 1 he colored veterans hi
never knew a mother's love, never had a
father's care, never felt the caress of a
dear sister, never enjoyed the companionship
of a brother. Cruel slavery had rolw
bed them of all of the pleasures of the
family and the home. They remembered
the cruelties of slavery, they remembered
those they had left in bondage, and determined
to strike a blow that would for
all time seal the fate of slavery, lie paid a
glowing tribute to the bravery of the colored
soldiers at Wagner, Port Hudson,
Helena. Mobile, Fort Fisher, Ouluste and
Fort Pillow. He spoke of the manhood of
the colored soldiers in refusing to receive
any pay from the government for over a
year, until they were paid the same pay as
white soldiers, thereby establishing their
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ored soldiers, but as men. After calling attention
to the fact that the first blood shed
in defense of this country was that of
Chrispus Attucks. a negro and a runaway
slave. Jie spoke of many instances in which
the negro had distinguished himself In the
revolutionary war, war of 1811! and tha
Spanish-American war. The speaker
added:
"In spite of our record as soldiers ard
sailors the door of hope at West Point and
Annapolis has been shut in our faces. The
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Union are welcomed where the sons of
those without whom our cause would have
been lost are not only not welcomed, but
are not allowed. Battle-scarred veterans
are driven from the army in disgrace, when
it is plain to every fair-thinking man that
they are innocent victims of a well-laid
scheme to harass the negro and insist that
he as a soldier shall not be quartered in
some sections of our country, lie contended
that all the negro had accomplished as
citizen was made possible by the heroism
of the negro soldier."
The choir, under Prof. Layton, sang another
selection, and at the close the bugler
sounded "taps." The services ended with
benediction, pronounced by Chaplain V\ asliington.
May Festival-Concert Closes.
The May festi/at-concert of the Sunday
school of Friendship Baptist Church, whlcli
began Monday evening last, was brought to
n close last niuht. after a most successful
season. The festival was arranged by Prof.
Henry \V. Lewis, and under his direction
the. children of the school were trained to
take part in two dramas which he had
written. The opening chorus consisted of
sixty-five well-trained voices. The recitations,
duets, quartets, solos and drills
were all highly attractive. The cornet solo
by Clarence H. Blakey, with Charles E.
ol'mrn aa <11 i uiiiidtiiui, ? .is rm rjii iii.
The parody on "Uncle Jo-hn's Plantation
Sermon" was laughable. It Is stated that
the festival and concert realized over $109
for the benefit of the Sunday school.
His Home Anywhere.
CHICAGO, May IK).?A trainp, nineteen
years old, who has traveled 100,<KM? miles In
Hie last four years, was released from a
charge of disorderly conduct by Municipal
Judge Walker yesterday, when lie promised
to go to work it' he could get a Job.
The boy's name is Francis Ramsey His
home In anywhere In the North American
continent..
Anti-Dynastic Revolution Likely.
VICTORIA. B. C\. May .'Ml.?A. O. Shorrock
of the Baptist nti.ssion at Hsian Fu,
capital of Shensl. who arrived with his
wife and child yesterday, says there was a
strong movement in various parts of China
which indicated that an anti-dynastic revolution
was probable.
Said to Have Interfered With Wires.
SAN FRANCISCO, May .10,-The police
last night arrested Charles Cordes, John
McDonald and William H. Burton, three
of the leading members of the Car Men's
I'nion on the charge of Interfering with
the trolley wires of the I'nlted railroads.
All three were released upon $1,0*} bail
each, furnished by the Car Men's Union.
% ?
V. M. Jolly, for many years deputy treasurer
of Brunswick county, Va.. a son of W.
ed In Doyle's mill pond In that county Saturday.
He and Preston Doyle, a son of \V.
W. Doyle of the same county, were In a
boat fishing. The boat was capsized and
both were thrown out. Doyle swam to shore.

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