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HEROES UVE AGAIN
IN THE MEMORY OF
AMEMPEOPLE
(Continued from First Page.)
President Wilson in the amphitheater
was a leading feature.
Committees from the Grand Army,
Woman's Relief Corps. Daughters of
Veterans. Ladies of the G. A. R., Legion
of Loyal Women, Sons of Veterans,
Spanish-American War Veterans, Army
and Nary Union and Lineal Society of
the Spanish War had decorated the
graves In the forenoon at the cemetery.
Upon the arrival of the procession at
the cemetery, it formed in front of Ar
lington Mansion, where the American
flag, which had hung at half staff since
sunrise* was floated to full staff to the
salute of a battery from Fort Myer.
Headed by the United States Marine
Band, the procession proceeded to the
tomb of the unknown, where flowers
were placed, while the band played a
dirge.
The committee in charge of the deco
ration at the "tomb of the unknown"
was composed of Mamies P. Dorsey, de
partment president. W. R. C., chairman;
.Miss Jennie L. Hamilton, president.
Daughters of Veterans: Rose Shriner
itutledge, president, Ladles' Auxiliary
to Cushing Camp, Sons of Veterans:
Rose M. Sefton, president. U. S. Grant
Circle, No. 1, Ladies of the G. A. R.;
Lottie E. Johnson, president, William
McKlnlsy Circle, No. 2, Ladles of the
?r. A. R.; Mrs. Jeannie H. Street, presi
dent. A. Lincoln Circle, No. 3. Ladies
of the G. A. R.; Ada H. Weiss, presi
dent. Legion of Loyal Women: Celynda
W. Ford, president. Auxiliary No. 32,
Ladies' Union Veteran Legion: Cora M.
Campbell, department president. Aux
iliary of the United Spanish War Vet
erans: Ida M. Galloway, past national
president. Auxiliary of the United Span
ish War Veterans: Jennie P. RudlofT,
president. Mary A. Babcock Auxiliary,
No. 1; Blanch Adams, president; Ad
miral George Dewey Auxiliary, No. 3:
Elisabeth Tucker, president, Gen. M.
Emmett Urell Auxiliary, No. 5; Ada S.
Petterson and Maude Ponton, National
Maine Memorial Auxiliary. No. 1.
Secretary of State Bryan delivered
the oration at the exercises of the de
partment of the District of Columbia,
United Spanish War Veterans, which
began at 12:15 o'clock at the base of
the monument erected by the Colonial
Dames of America to the dead of the
war with Spain, in the Spanish war
section.
Flowers Placed on Graves.
The exercises opened with Depart
ment Commander H. C. Wilson calling
the members of the organisation to
order. The invocation was pronounced
by Department Chaplain W. I. Jen
kins. "Angels of Peace" was played by
the 5th United States Cavalry Band,
and Department Commander Wilson
made a brief address. "Faoe to Face,"
a solo, was sung by Miss Estelle Mur
ray. Following "Nearer, My God, to
Thee," played by the band, flowers were
placed on the Spanish war monument
by a committee of the Ladles' Auxil
iary, U. S. W. V., composed of Mrs.
?Cora M. Campbell, department presi
dent; Mrs. Jennie Rudloff, president
Babcock Auxiliary, No. 1; Mrs. Blanche
Adams, president Dewey Auxiliary. No.
2; Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker, president
Urell Auxiliary. No. 5; Mrs. A. S. Pat
terson, Mrs. Maud Bonton and Mrs.
Sarah Toynton.
Miss Emily A. Dittos sang "Lead,
Kindly Light," after which the bene
diction was pronounced by Department
Chaplain Jenkins. Trumpeters from
the oth United States Cavalry Band
sounded "taps."
Charles L. Brockway, chief of staff,
was officer of the day. The committee
on arrangements consisted of Lee H.
Harris, department Inspector, chair
man; Jsre A. Costello. past department
commander; William T. Herritage, past
commander, and James E. Wilson.
The reception committee was com
posed of Col. Charles A. Williams,
senior vice department commander;
Maj. J. Q. A. Braden. Junior vice depart- {
ment commander; J. C. P. Webber,
commander; John A. Gallagher, past
commander; James E. Maynard, past
adjutant general; J. H. Harriman, com
mander, and W. A. elevenstI ne .
Bsc floes at Amphitheater.
The servloes at the ampltheater open
ed at 1 o'clock with an assembly call
by a bugler of the United States Marine
Band. "Loyal Comrades" and "Nearer,
My God. to Thee," were played by the
band While the assembly sang. John
McElroy, acting department com
mander. called the assembly to order.
Capt. John Middleton. as officer of the
day. with an armed guard, made the
presentation of the flag of our coun
try, following which the band played
The Star Spangled Banner." Bishop
Earl Cranston of the Methodist Epis
copal Church gave the invocation.
Following a melody by the band and
a reading of order by Asisst. Adjt.
Gen. Osbora H. Oldroyd. Commander
in-Chief Logan's order establishing Me.
mortal day was read by Past Depart
ment Commander A. P. Tasker. Past
Department Commander George H. '
Slaybaugh road Lincoln's Gettysburg
address, which was as follows:
"Four score and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this continent j
S new nation, conceived in liberty, and!
dedicated to the proposition that allj
men are created equal.
"Now we are engaged in a K.-eat civil
war, testing whether that nation, or
any nation so conceived and ho dedi
cated. can long endurp. We are met on ,
s* great battlefield of that war. We have
come to dedicate a portion of that fleld
as a final resting place for those who
here gave their lives that that nation
might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.
"But, In a larger sense, we cannot
dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we can
not hallow this ground. The brave
men* living and dead, who struggled
^?here have consecrated it far above our
poor power to add or detract. ?
"The world will little note nor long
remember what we hhv here, but it can
I ever forget what they did here It is
for ua, the living, rather, to be dedi
cated here to the unfinished work
which the? who fought here have thus <
far so noblv advanced. It is rather for ?
us to be here dedicated to the great
task remaining before us?that from '
these honored dead we take increased '
devotion to that cause for which they h
gave the last full measure of devotion
?that we here highly resolve that ?
these dead shall not have died in vain
-that this nation, under God. shall 1
have a new birth of freedom?and that !
government of the people, by the p?o
for the people, shall not perish
from the earth."
Boor World Without Memories.
"How poor this world would be with
out Its graves?without memories of
the mjghty dead!" said Acting Depart
ment Commander McElroy. "The
greatest wealth, the imperishable
nobes of this country are the graves of
its heroic dead.
"Our bronze and marble will corrode
and crumble; mighty armies become
like a watch In the night; riches take
wings unto themselves and fly away;
but those graves will fill men's hearts
with higher and holler aspirations un
til all the Uahts of time are paled in
the glories or the eternal morning," he
said.
The beautiful custom of the Grand
Amy of the Republic in setting aside
one day in the year as a Sabbath of
patriotism has a far higher value than
that of loving remembrance of the
dear comrades who bore with us the
heat and burden of the great battle
for the nation's life.
"Its more exalted purpose is to In
sure the perpetuity of our country and
her free Institutions, to establish which
a million men have bravely died on
land and sea.
"It Is to teach the present and all
coming generations the supreme duty
of heroic self-sachlfice. If need be. to
preserve our nation as the ark of the
world's civilisation and salvation.
"DegpHe all the sweet gospellng of
peace on earth and good will to man
tne bitter fact remains that wars will
com* as unexpectedly, as causelessly
and as wickedly as the unholy strug
gle which is scourging Europe.
"The lesson we strive to impress on
this sacred day is that while we abhor
and fear as the unpardonable sin any
war but for uplift to humanity and
the defense of our country, yet if such
a war is forced upon us by such
wickedness as we have shuddered to
witness, then it is the high and holy
duty of every American to die, if need
be, to prevent the consummation of
such an offense against God and hu
manity."
Original Poem Bead. %
The band played "Under the Star of~
the Guard" and "Hearts and Flowers."
An original poem by Elizabeth Rob
bins Berry, "The Unknown Dead,*' was
read by Mrs. Isat>el Worrell Ball, past
national senior vice president. Wom
an's Relief Corps. It was as follows:
th*?ir rest therp is no son ad of weeplnjr.
Only th# ?<?!?? of sons bird* thrills the a!r;
L-nknown their fntres. jot they are in God's
keeping.
Hierc ar? non- mUfciuf from His tmuler
care. \
"He knows each hallowed mound, and at H!a
pleasure
Marshals the sentinel* of earth and sky:
treasure,rePO#e *,nd Nature
wi,,-h 'rn,,nd
cP?a "" ?"?.
TK I "ouch! tin- ?a<-rifl?. and ?it>
fjjl? "jut ?? d" ami die without u falter
On? I., poJoj. tb(, VICIOrj. 1I]d lh(,a,^fn
L^"r D"~,hD?,,.1rt; .ool-v """* ? -""al
rf " h-r "Wheru
^Wlf ZX w^irre** Talor^nerer
<*?1 ? perfect"^!ft?of''uneven*, 1 na,,0,J,
Stand by the President.
1, LhV,PreSltl6nt of the Un,t?<I States
s making a successful effort to keep
us out of the broils of Europe. Now is
' """" to keeP cool, think carefully
Got T JV" p*"c?c declared
addre.<*s * ?f ?hio hi*
caWn^t^uiow"3 Vf^sUy*rtM>re
of our delicate relations with European
^ J,KK,reit' t,lan 'he rest of us caS
Pt? fx know, let us hold up his hands
this crisfs ?tiC effort he '?
"??J must mean the same to all
the world that it means to us?it must
vot"on and^lnft coura8c- steadfast de
deal?na-.^i#i! # 3 Purpose in all our
aeaiings with foreign nations Rich*
SS i" fohe (r ngth ?' 'ur ^usV
right, of ,?r t.he Preservation of the
rignts of Americans, for enultv md
Justice and peace with hono??' V
thatthm i.th's "a*lon must remember
as a lulmUr heroism of Peace as well
as a heroism of war. "In its hivo-oM
SEJ*** S?JMse' Ileroisrn is courageous
JSITiS ?' t,le Peoples cause," hp con
tinued. He who calmly, patiently con
scientiously and unceasingly does his best
to perform his duty to his family to
society and the state, though he may be
i^h?rUne an5 to fam* unknown, is, nev
^frin^nh,er,ne * h'Kh PUblii <^Vi?
tr? v, ?wn Problems well he
by so much aids in the solution of th*
larger problems of society andg^e?*
toTn?*!?1?' f""ction of government
to encourage its citizens in the solution
of their own problems by giving ever?
man without regard to raceor* ofoTa
Si ?C^an<? and by encouraging our peo
ple to sobriety, industrv and eoonomv
Our own people must be kept b^v our I
oikingmen must be emploved at good '
J^ges, our industries must IrJlZr '
^tlmate entenirise Khould be .ncour-'
<? th,s prosperity must dent-nd
those f^o"utU;,thi" ?Ur COUntrv and
Thoughts of Iiincoln Foremost.
wint?:a'tndtroduction ?f his speech
"Just over yonder. acroES the placid
Potomac, stands that world-famed
shaft to the memory of our nation's
chlef executive, George Washing
7w^iL'fl0Ve.d so1 of Vir8'n'a. the Old
Dominion state, birthplace of our pres
ent President, and ere long, not far
from this monument will rise the glori
WorT?U'C 'r'bUt* fn 8to"e to him?who
dkv AhJ?? ?,u-r minds and hearts to
Kenti'^-Uv i Lincoln, rugged son of
ho firlor a, ?!T yesterday, today and
so long as the universe exists, will, in
deed. belong to the ages.'
fi.'iLhi?r,^ a ,b?autiful ?Pot- Wonder
fully endowed by nature. Its loveliness
of mo'n " 1Jc,reaBe? hy the ministrations
J'?an- Primeval oak, rugged hill and
? "?wer combine to make here,
close to the nation's heart, a fltting
resting plaoe for our mighty dead.
In these sepuichers of silence sleep
a ace of heroes. Here are those whose
?a^es are known round the world?
eaptains of the grand armies
?he08?ameaofC,S0nfli0t ?hook a
Jerlire .h < ffcat chieftains is i
Sured ' Thir P 5Ce m history is as
SUh? undying story of their!
artl fflment! Is writ large In the hearts
f.h ^ JPUntrymen an" wi" he eher
a Virtue patrio,lc devotion remains
bitterness and sectional strife
Ji? mo?? waa 'he declaration of the
speaker. He said the north and south
of m?VLf- other ln manifestations
of patriotism and that "the mystic
chords of memory stretching from
every battle field and patriot grave to
heart and hearthstone al?
over this broad land will vet swell the
aa??ur?K-' o! Ur"?n when again touched,
as surely they will be, by the better
angles of our nature."
"iV 'h* Marine Band playing "Amer
K !. assembly sang, after which the
benediction was pronounced bv Hev
Lharles h. S-teck, pastor of the Epiph
any Lutheran Church. Maj. F s Hoda
son of the .Sons of Veterans, li s w
ntander. 8peLlal a"' to lh^ acting com
close of ihe services at the
M?fn "i?morriaXie,ei"S W"9 at ,ht
Veterans' Sons in Charge
at Oak Hill and Holy Rood
W. B. Gushing Camp, No. 30, Boca of
Veterans, assisted by the auxiliary to
the camp and the drum corps and etu
lenta of the Industrial Home School
had charge of the exerciser at Holy
Hood and Oak Hill cemeteries.
At Holy Itood cemetery the assembly
was called to order by Commander;
Vm?,r '? ve'ey, following which Itev. I
J. It. Skinner, superintendent of the :
Industrial Home School, led in prayer '
General orders were read by W e' i
Uarllck, secretary of Cushlug Camr
and Lincoln's Gettysburg address was"
read by A. R Karringer, past com
mander of the camp. A solo was sung
by h. K. Stevens and "America" was
Hung by the entire assembly, accom
panied by the Industrial Home School
Band.
Bradford Knapp of the Department
of AgrtcuUiire was the speaker.
..Re7- Edward M. Corbett pronounced
the benediction and a salute was flred
by a detaohment of the District Na
?uwd- ^ L- Oatley sounded
Tape and "Reveille."
At Oak Hill cemetery the same pro
gram was followed with the exception
that the address was delivered by Hev
Paul R. Hickok of Metropolitan Pres
byterian Church.
Address by Eev. Paul R. Hickok.
"The cltixens of a grateful republic
recall today the heroism of many bat
tlefields and the sufferings of countlcss
marches." said Rev. Paul R. Hickok.
pastor of the Metropolitan Presbyterian
Church. "We call to thankful remem
brance all that was purohased, even at
so great a price. But there are other
features of those days long past which
we remember with much deeper appre
ciation. Memorial day reminds us not
only of a country that was preserved,
but of the institutions that were es
tablished more firmly by the soldiers
of that great war.
"Those veterans brought home with
them certain truths that were greater
than any tales of courage. As their
ranks dissolved, the soldiers carried
Into every community of the land an
undying lesson of sacrifice for the ben
efit of others. That lesson is being ap
plied in .scores of directions today, but
It is always the lesson that came out
of those years of patriotic self-sacrl
flee.
"Thajr brought home wit*. Uxam *n{
I
55?iP lesson of Individual responsi
bility. We can never forget that those
men deliberately chose a way of suf
fering: and possible death, not because
of any necessity, but because of the
moral responsibility that they felt. To
day our strongest ground for civic and
social appeal is based upon the lesson
those men brought back to us?that the
responsibility for others' welfare is
upon our shoulders. We cannot escape
"And these soldiers throughout the
nation have taught us that patriotic
"ervlee is not for a town or a neigh
borhood. but for an entire people. They
have done more than any other class of
persons to enlarge our vision, and to
make us reach out our hands to the
utmost limit."
A;.Ijan^' senior vice commander
O u?. * c'amP. sang a solo Rev. W.
kklnner pronounced the benediction.
Personnel of Committees.
Committees in charge were as follows:
General committee ? Omar J. Veley,
chairman: A. B. Barringer, W. W.
Flood. Dr. A. J. Hall. G. Sidney Hill.
C. C. Jones, R. L. Oakley. W. F. Wolfe,
J- D. Kline, H. W. Rut ledge Mrs. Gates,
Mrs. W. E. Qarlick, Mrs. S. E. Robb,
K- R- Campbell, A. B. Goodrich.
J ? O. Howard, J. Clinton Hiatt, E. A.
I H. Saxton, Winn T. Simmons,
i ?. o. MacNulty. Wade Longley, Miss
[ Brown. Mrs. Staley. Mrs. Harlow. Cant
H. < I>uncan, W. E. Garlick, Maj. F. s
Horlseson. Dr. S. \. Jones, H. T. Little
john. Oscar Steldel. J. s. Jones K E
Stevens, Mrs. H. W. Rutledge. Mrs
R- Barringer, Mrs. C. W. Kirklev, o o'
Tnomen.
Invitations and speakers?Maj. E R
< a mpbell, chairman; ?. s. Hill, O. J."
\ eley Dr. A. J. Hall, Capt. H. C. Dun
A- Langr' c- c- Jones.
9; Howard. chairman;
W^uuXe"' M83 F' S HodS??"' H
Music?E. A. Lang, chairman; E. E.
Stevens, A. B. Barringer. W. W. Flood.
Decorations, stands and flags?W E
Garlick chairman; A. B. Goodrich.'w!
G. MacNulty. Oscar Steldel. H. I. I.it
tlejohn, W. T. Simmons, J. s. Jones
Flowers and decorations?Mrs H W
Kutledge. chairman; Mrs. Gates, Mrs!
RrJ?" ?Irs S' E Robb. Miss
?ro?- Mrs. stale>- Mrs. Harlow. Mrs.
t . ??rr,neer. Mrs. C. W. Kirklev.
Isolated graves?A. E. DeGroot, chair
man.
Transportation?W. F. Wolfe, chair
??a2,L W' G- MacNulty, J. D. Kline, O.
O. Thomen.
Press committee?G. S. Hill, chair
man; J. Clinton Hiatt *
Program?O. J. Veley, chairman; Ma J.
E. R. Campbell, C. O. Howard, E. A.
Hn"BE KStfvens. DUnCa"' ?
Elaborate Program for
Battleground Cemetery
At exercises at Battleground national
cemetery. Brightwood. D. C., this after
noon a patriotic address by John Burke,
treasurer of the United States, is a fea- '
ture.
A bugler of the United States Soldiers' i
Home Band is to call the assembly to !
order at 2:15 o'clock, after which the:
Soldiers' Home Band is to play "Prayer I
to the Virgin." Rev. Clarence E. Wise, j
the IoTa Avenue M. E. Church, i
I? \? 2. .ce ,he 1 "vocation. Capt. New
ton M. Erooks to read the G. A. R or
mJwU and. ':?orS" Francis Williams mill
a a br,ef introductory address
rov"^fr^, "" "Fort Stevens" by W. V.
whtci, h follc?''. "P?n the conclusion of
J*',1 assembly, accompanied by the
ner "' \v m"k- Tf* Star sl?n8led Ban
i ? ), * Clayton is to read Lin
address, and a solo.
Just Before the Battle. Mother, ' is to
sung by 1^. f. Randolph, jr. The
quartet will sing "Recessional." and the I
assembly, accompanied by the band
tcrn'nr\'h \i ifV" Alvin Campbell, pas
JnT J ? Wallace Memorial Presbyterian
ediction 5"" Pronounce the ben
ediction. Taps aml the flrjn of
salute b> a battery from Fort Mver will
conclude the exercises.
Children to Participate.
Children from Brightwood, Brightwood
Park. Takoma Park. Piney Branch Park
and the Pet worth Public School arrf to
Join m the singing. The personnel of
Ha, 18; s,JPra"o. Mrs. John H
SK'w^f' k-J' Ra"do,Ph' ? alto!
? vv- ? Wallace, and ba?? w a*
The'Jr''r ?rgani8t' T.' Hall.
committee is composed
of Capt. Newton M. Brooks chairman
George Francis Williams, vice chair'
LouU P ?h ' ??yce' J'
.Shoemaker and John A. Saul
executive committee is com'
msfn^ i?!i i11* p- Shoemaker, chair-!
m?n: P M Vale' vl<* chalr
'erce Newman, secretarv- Kob
4 v.t?' f1' Geor?e A. Armes, U S
Capt M ^.r^ftrd'DTh?ma8 BlaKden,
rapi- ^ M? Brooks, Ben G Davis Ai
ertrtE He??' JV-ltlC^ A- M ?ould- Rob
ert E. Heater, Charles M. Heaton K*r>
Wn to n^'j." ?Jarn be rt*'
f?"at?r B[air. Lee, Benjamin
M Moreland. R. A. Neale,
M. p., (.harles R. Newman, I). o*C Cal
laghan, W. G. Piatt, Abner C. P shoe
maker Francis D. Shoemaker. Edgar
stedt Col' ??' ?staP1e?. John S. fiworm
stedt i ol. (teorge Truesdell, B H War
ner. Jacob Xander.
Other Committees.
Reception committee?William V. Cox
chairman; Gen. E. W. Whitaker. vice
chairman; John Clagett Proctor, secre
tary; William F. Ashford. Edward T.
Hates, Henry Behlert, Theodore T.
Belote, Dr. Marcus Benjamin, John R.
T r? E A, B*rr}- Theodore F. Brown,
!;? f, Burdett. Capt. M. H. Calfee. W
F ?if',?"' Sr': J- Cook, John
i Emery Cox, David M. Crid
ler. William K. Dyre, William W. Dvar,
Selde" M Elv George Field, Dr. He'nrv
R. Garland, Miller F. Groff, William M.
Hannav. James C. Hunneman, Robert
Jonscher, Joseph I. Keefer, Dr. J Ever
ett Keene, Lewis Klopfer. Col. o C
. 1;.^nfru" L?mond, Henry B. Land
*ra" William H. Landvoight, H. M. JLe
Due. F. U Lewton, Charles J. Maglll
J. Crosby McCarthy, Col. John Mc
Elroy, Rev. G. Harrison McGrew, Dr J
Dudley Morgan, Zebtna Moses, Theo
dore W. Noyes, George B. Ostennayer.
I* rederick D. Owen, Capt.: James F. Oys
ter, Charles H. Parkman, Maj. A S
Perham. Dr. C. V. Petteys, William H
Proctor, Frank E. Pyne. Lucius F. Ran
dolph, sr.: John H. Ray. Henrv W
Samson, George O. Selbold, Lewis P.
Feibold. Albert D. Spangler, Col David
S. Stanley. Dr. C. (:. Stone, Dr. Newton
A. Strait. Henry A. Vale, William P
\an Wickle, I>r. Thomas N. Vincent
William H. Walker, William Waller'
Rev. Benjamin Wilkinson. John h!
Wolff, Francis J. Young and Frank L.
Vouse.
Committee on military arrangements
?John L. Phillips, colonel. Medlcah
Corps, In charge of Walter Reed Hos
pital, chairman; Percy L. Jones, cap
tain. Medical Corps, vice chairman;
Capt. Benjamin F. Bingham, V. 8. A.;
Dr. Charles V. Petteys, Qen. Charles F.
Humphrey, U. S. A.; Gen. John 1C. Wil
son. U. S. A., and William H. Mon
crlef, captain. Medical Corps.
Committee on Invitations?Dennis H.
Sherman, chairman; F. J. Metcalf. vice
chairman: C. H. Brashears. T. K
Bryant, H. L. Clayton. S. M. Falconer,
Jr.: C. J. Gooch. James W. Dyre. John
G. Keene. W. L. F. King. C. F. Kloffer.
W alter Martin, Ro?er H. Offutt, W. W.
Wallace, w. F. Walsmlth and Andrew
H. Walter.
Committee on finance?Charles W.
Ray, chairman; E. J. Ayres, vice chair
man; Albert S. Gately, secretary
Charles Aufenthie, E. Berliner, Judge
Charles S. Bundy, Charles B. Caywood,
Harry ClaHIn, W. McK Clayton, Claude
I). Clayton, J W. carr. William V. Cox,
John Dolph. J. L. Ergood George Oood
aore. John D. Green, William F. Qnde.
Dr. O. B. Heinecke, W. Charles Helt
muller. James Holmes, Dr. A. l. How
ard. P. C. King. H. 8. Knight, E. B. La
Fetra, H. V. Lansdell. Dr. A. H. Lous
sarlan. C. A. Langley. Lieut. O. B
Maher. John Meiklejohn. J. D. Mcln
tyre. Charles H. Neely, L. Olree, H. S.
Omohundro, William Ramsay, Kennedy
Rea, William A. Redmond, Daniel C
Roper. Charles Selden, Jr.; J. B. Simp
son. Samuel Scrivener, Joseph Sticker
Homer Smith. B. Francis Saul, John *'
Saul. H. L. Thornton. Dr. W. E. Turton
George Topham, R. w. Wlieat. Georae
S. Wilson. J. w. Wimer, Dr W F
Work, M. J. White.
Ladles on Floral Committee.
Flora! committee?Mr* John Clagett
Proctor, chairman; Mrs. William F.
Ashford, vice chairman; Mrs. William
V. Cox, Mrs. William M. Hannay, Mrs.
George F. Williams, Mrs. Angus La
mond, Mrs. Emery Cox, Mrs. Charles
W. Langley, Miss Mary Gooch, Mrs.
William F. Gtide. Mrs. William L.
White, Mrs. Charles W. Ray, Mrs. Mar
cus Benjamin, Miss Lula Keene, Mrs.
Angus Lamond, jr.; Mrs. Estelle Maine,
Mrs. Louis P. Shoemaker, Miss Agnes
Tansill. Miss Hazel V. Co* apd Miss
Louise Maher.
Committee on stands and decorations
?Lewis Cass White, chairman; James
F. Schnell. vice chairman; Roy I. Whit
comb, James Albert Thomas, ex-Supt.
Corwin, Harrv B. White, Ira C. Day
and Col. Geddes, U. S. A.
Committee on Fort Stevens partici
pants?Dr. C. V. Petteys, chairman:
Howard M. Gillman, secretary: John
M. Kline, Henry B. Bennett. Capt. Benj.
F. . Bingham. Judge Charles S.
Bundy, Maj. E. R. Campbell, J. Weed
Corey, Rev. W. G. Davenport, William
R. Goodman, John J. Harrower, J. H.
Hendrix, Gen. Charles F. Humphrey,
U. S. A.; Nicolas Kelly, Capt. Charles
Lowell, Charles R. Lehman, James Mat
tison, T. E. Sewell, Alexander Scott,
B. F. Sparhawk, Charles H. Worden,
Lewis Cass White.
Patriotic Organizations
in Charge of Exercises
, Memorial day exercises were directed
by the following officers and commit
tees of patriotic organizations.
Department of the Potomac, G. A. R.,
officers?L. H. Patterson, department
commander: John McElroy, senior vice
department commander: Stanton Wea
ver, junior vice department command
er; Dr. Thomas Calvert, medical direc
tor; Rev. N. H. Holmes, chaplain. O. H.
Oldroyd, assistant adjutant general:
Francis L. McKenna. assistant quarter
master general; George P. Davis, judge
advocate: B. W. Bonney, chief muster
ing officer; J. W. Iteid, inspector; Ar
thur Hendricks, patriotic instructor;
Charles R. Douglass, assistant patri
otic instructor: R. B. Harlow, chief of
staff; Hazard Wheeler, department
color bearer.
Past department commanders?A. II.
G. Richardson, George E. Corson, Har
rison Dingman, Charles C. Royce, New
ton M. Brooks, Jerome P. Burke, Wil
liam S. Odell. J. M. Pipes, A. F. Dins
more, S. E. Faunce, Nathan Bickford,
John McElroy, Thomas S. Hopkins. Ar
thur Hendricks, Calvin Farnsworth,
George H. Slavbaugh, Israel W- Stone,
B. F. Bingham, I. G. Kimball. A. Hart,
A- P. Tasker, B. P. Entrikln. Newton
Ferree, John S. Walker. Edwin H. Hol
brook, Henry A. Johnson, George C.
Ross, J. D. Bloodgood, Thomas H. Mc
Kee and Dr. J. K. Gleeson.
Past senior vice department com
manders?A. J. Huntoon, A. F. Med
ford and J. H. Howlett.
Past junior vice department com
manders?J. E. McCabe. B. T. Janev,
J. H. Jochum. Alva S. Taber.
Post ? commanders ? Frederick R.
Sparks, Post 1; John McElroy, Post 2;
Archie Burgess, Post 3; W. H. Sleeper,
Post 5; Theodore F. Brown, PoBt 6;
William M. Potter. PoBt 7: Convis Par
ker, Post 8; Charles W. Hale, Post 9;
Frank Blagg. Post 10: J. Tyler Powell,
Post 11; Joseph Langham. Post 15;
James Adams. Post 17; Warner Hur
ley. Post 20. *
Post representatives ? Edward W.
Whitaker. Post 1; R. E. Grant, Post 2;
Abram Myers. Post 3; Alfred Shaw,
Post 5; P. O. Lawrence, Post 6: Thomas
Calver, Post 7; William Emerson, Post
8; John Simms, Post 9: George R. Cook.
Post 10; Thomas A. Dekins, Post 11:
Edward Webster, Post 15: Edward
Burns, Post 17; E. J. Sweet, Post 20.
Other Organizations Aid.
Sons of Veterans?Charles M. Over
acker, commander, Lincoln Camp, No.
2: W. S. Crown, commander, George
H. Thomas Camp, No. 11; Omar J. Vel
ley, William B. Cushlng Camp, No. 30.
United Spanish War Veterans?Henry
C. Wilson, department commander; Jo
seph J. Harvey, department adjutant;
C. J. P. Weber, commander. Camp No.
1; William T. Herritage, commander.
Camp No. 2; William W. Fentress, com
mander, Camp No. 3; Emil Walter, com
mander. Camp No. 4: Frank Wielock,
commander. Camp No. 6; Joseph W.
Harriman, fommander, Camp No. 7: J.
Q. A. Braden, commander, Camp No. 9.
Army and Navy Union?John McElroy,
department commander: Robert F. Fin
ucane, adjutant; W. T. Conroy, com
mander, Garrison No. 9: R. E. Grant,
commander. Garrison No. 26; James
Mulvev, commander, Garrison No. 74:
W. H. Roach, commander. Garrison No.
85: Frank Stetson, commander, Garri
son No. 87: Edward Linn, commander,
Garrison No. 104.
Citizens of the District of Columbia?
William F. Gude, William V. Cox, R. N.
Harper, Louis P. Shoemaker, Colin H.
Livingstone, H. C. Magoon, A. Lisner,
Samuel Hart.
Special Committees.
Press and invitation?S. E. Faunce,
chairman; A. P. Tasker, Edwin H. Hol
brook, George C. Ross, Newton Ferree,
J. M. Pipes.
Reception?George H. Slavbaugh,
chairman; Thomas H. McKee, John S.
Walker, A. H. G. Richardson, E. R.
Campbell, 1. G. Kimball. J. Tyler
Powell. Thomas S. Hopkins. B. F. Bing
ham, Calvin Farnsworth.
Finance committee?B. P. Entrikin,
chairman; Israel W. Stone, first vice
chairman; George H. Slaybaugh, sec
ond vice chairman; Henry A. Johnson,
J. M. Pipes. Stanton Weaver, A. J.
Huntoon, Gurnon R. Scott, George C.
Ross, John S. Walker, N. M. Brooks,
W. H. Roach, E. B. Johnson, G. Leyton
Shorey, F. L. McKenna. Jare A. Cos
tello, Thomas H. McKee, Joseph H.
Wood, C. O. Howard.
Transportation ? Israel W. Stone,
chairman: Abram Myers. George E.
Corson, Convis Parker, James E. Mc
Cabe. Charles M. Overacker and Stan
ton Weaver.
Decorations and grounds?Edwin J.
Sweet, chairman; H. C. Magoon, vice
chairman; Alfred Shaw, A. H. G. Rich
ardson, A. F. Medford, Warner Hurley,
Archie Burgess and Edward W. Whit
aker.
Music?Dr. Thomas Calver, chairman;
A. P. Tasker, Nathan Bickford and B.
T. Janney.
Auditing?Arthur Hendricks, chair
man; Newton M. Brooks and Henry A.
Johnson.
Flora! committee?Mamie P. Dorsey,
president, Department of Potomac, W.
R. C., chairman.
Past department presidents?Ida V.
Hendricks, Anna S. Hamilton, Anna W.
Johnson, Anna A. Peck, Matilda R.
Sprague. Lida A. Oldroyd, Rosamond B.
Meacham, Lida J. Hart, Vina M. Cal
houn, Isabelle W. Ball. Emma L. New
ton, Mary A. Dow, Nora B. Atkinson,
Agnes L. Keeler. Margaret B. Tew,
Margaret A. Walker, Tillie D. Entri
kin and Georgianna D. Van Fleet.
Auxiliary to floral committee?Eliza
beth White, Elizler B. Davis, Mary L.
Johnson, Margaret Mahoney, Annie E.
De Vaul, Josephine Butler, Mamie E.
Dent, Margaret Ferguson, Mary How
ard, Mary C. Butler, Rebecca Ritner,
Rosa Noake, Nettle Lyon, Katherine
Maxwell, Carrie Brookfleld, Mary Har
rover, Emma S. Kibby, Mary P. ?Ripley,
Ella Morgan, Melissa D. Crowell, Ma
rion M. Lewis, Georgiana Evana, Mary
E. Dow, Nellie Baxter, Ursula Shirley,
Elizabeth Wilton, Mary Dimarzo, Mary
Mcintosh. Mary Mangan, Laura McDan
iels, Alice Burgess, Dora B. Hendricks,
Lottie E. Johnson, Emma Ferguson,
Mary C. Hanen, Jane N. Brldahan, Mary
KaufTman, Isabel Bontz, Louise Rainey
Young, Bertha Garlic. Ida Lawrence,
Winnie McDonald, Laura A. Hott, Ase
nath J. Chase, Annie De Sllva, Elvlna
Hughes, Mary Salkeld, A. T. Avery,
Sara Deeds, Emma F. HaywarcL Alice
H. Weaver. Grace M. Taylor, Eleanor
B. Spencer, Lizzie A. Calver, Catherine
Barlow, Florence Donohue, M. V. Moore,
Prlcella J. Stratton, Mary E. Daecy and
Margaret A. Phillip.
Teaching of Patriotism
Urged by Rev. R. R. Riedel
"We can repay the debt that we owe
only by trying to be brave and true to
our country and our God," declared Rev.
Richard R. Riedel in his address at
Joint exercises of Glenwood. Prospect
Hill and St. Mary's cemeteries this morn
ing.
"The United States represents the in
carnation of a sublime idea," Mr. Riedel
continued, "the conception of civil and
religious liberty." His theme was. "The
Meaning of Memorial Day."
"It is necessary that we should edu
! cats the rising generation in patriotism,*':
I ha said, "for I find that republics flourish
only when the people are thus educated. |
When the people are not educated along
patriotic lines that nation ultimately
falls to live up to the full measure of
its responsibilities. In all the past we
find that strong. ? virile nations
honored their heroic dead, and we should
teach the youth something of the
genesis of our country?the epic strug
gle for Independence: the preservation
of the Union and the sublime idea for
which this republic stands."
He quoted from the recent speech or
the president in -which the chief ex
ecutive said: "The force of America
is the force of moral principle. TJere
is not anything else she loves: t"er*
is not anything else for which she will
I contend."
Patriotic Recitations Are Given.
1 The exercises were called to order by
| J. It. Langham. commander of George
I H. Thomas Post, Xo. 15. Chaplain
Honn gave the invocation and Adjt.
' Beight read the Memorial day orders.
Children from the Emery School sang
; mO Beautiful America." after which
Past Commander George Sollers read
Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Recita
! tions were given by Miss Margaret
Huss, "The Blue and the Gray ": Master
Roy O'Brien. "The Little Bronze Tab
let": Master John Newman, 'The Little
Green Tent.' and Miss Agnes Goodloe.
"The Soldier s Flower?the Soldier s
Flag."
Following a salute to the flag by the
school children, the children and Judi
ence sang "America." Chaplain Honn
pronounced the benediction.
prior to the exercises the graves or
the soldier dead were decorated by the
school children, led by Miss Davie and
Miss Gibbs, assisted by members of
George H. Thomas Post. George H.
Thomas Woman's Relief Corps. George
H. Thomas Camp, Sons of Veterans,
and Harden Camp, United Spanish War
Veterans.
Graves Are Decorated.
The few remaining members of the j
8th Battalion of District Volunteers, j
numbering about twelve, cach carry- :
Ins a small nag. decorated the graves I
of deceased comrades. I
Two members of this battalion, John |
Ricks and Martin Ohl. were the flrst
of the organization to lose their lives, j
They were members of Company D, j
Turner Rifles, and are buried at Pros- !
pect Hill. They were members of a
crroup of skirmishers near Great Falls j
protecting the water supply of the
city, when they came up with a body
of Confederates and lost their lives
in the skirmish which followed.
John J. B. Lerch, one of the sur
vivors of today, recalled at Prospect
Hm this engagement and how the
Richmond papers reported several days
thereafter that seven of the Confed
erates were killed in the engagement
and several wounded.
"Each of us are Germans." he said
today, "but you may see that all of
us are carrying and honoring the
Stars and Stripes of our glorious
adopted country."
Veterans in Blue Attend
at Soldiers' Home Cemetery
Under the direction of Arthur Hend
ricks, past department commander, G.
A. R., a parade of veterans and others
formed at Stanley Hall at the Soldiers'
Home at 9:30 o'clock, this morning and
marched to the speakers' stand of the
Soldiers' Home cemetery, under escort
of the SJoldiers' Home Band, directed
by John S. M. Zimmerman. Members of
the reception committee, officers of the
home, members of Henry Wilson Post,
No. 17, G. A. R.; Lafayette Corps, No. 10,
Woman's Relief Corps; Col. John Jacob
Astor Camp, No. 6,"?U. S. W. V.: veterans;
of the home in blue uniforms and in- j
vited guests comprised the parade.
The exercises opened with the sound- j
ing of "assembly ' by a bugler. "Amer
ica" was sung by the choir and audi- j
ence, with the band accompanying, i
Rev. H. Allen Griffith, chaplain of the j
home, said the invocation. The choir |
sang "The Boys Who Wear the Blue,"
after which Gen. Logan's order for ob
servance of Memorial day was read
by Arthur Hendricks, past department
commander, G. A. R. "Prayer to the
Virgin" was played by the band.
Peace Poem Is Read.
An original poem, "War and Peace,"
read by Dr. Thomas Calver. was as fol
lows:
How grafefui to the soldier's soul
The rest lo peace when war is done.
When shot-j??m clouds no longer roll.
The battle fought, the victory won!
Throughout the lurid nights and days
The future time when strife Khali cease
Seems golden to hia mental gaze?
The bravest soldier best loves pence.
All through the marches of the day;
The lonely watches of the night;
The tumult of the maddened fray;
The dash and glory of the flghi;
The rest beneath the starlight dome;
The comrade's hail of merry cheer,
Ills heart is singing songs of home
And days of peace with loved ones near.
?houM vandal foe our land assail
And threaten with his savage blight.
llie soldier eagerly will hall
And welcome the protecting flghi;
And when our glorious banner waves
And trumpets *ound the swift advance,
Xliat our dear homes he not for slaves.
Will gladly brave the battle's chance.
But war ran never '-onquest make,
When hearts of people are not zaineri.
The land a savage horde might take
Is but with blood of martyrs stained.
That shall sink deeply in the ground
And cause a crop of wrath to grow.
That shall to arms like lightning bound
Anfl overwhelm the bated foe.
>"o warfare can the spirit slay;
The onlv r-ooqueror is peace.
The hated hand thRt rules today
Tomorrow finds Its power will '-ease.
The impulse of the manly breast,
The sense of justice, truth and right.,
On never let the weapon rest
When dastard kna\es are there to fight.
The soldier knows rhe art of war
Is but to aave the arta of peace;
And these are well worth fighting for
Until all vandal raids shall cease.
The home and fireside's sa? red charm.
The women and the children dear
Are worth the strength of stoutest arm.
Are worth the fires that slay and aear.
But peace Is sweat to aoidlera bmve,
IJke oasis in d??ert plain;
No greater bleaalng would they ^aTe
Than flair earth free from war ? dark stall.
And when their marchea all arepsst
And hands are at ill. on quiet breast.
Their souls rejoice that then, at last,
Eternal shall be peace and rest.
After "O Starry Flag" was sung by
Mrs. Keiser, accompanied by the choir.
Rev John C. Palmer, pastor of the
Washington Heights Presbyterian
Cliurch, delivered the oration.
Bev. John C. Palmer's Address.
"In this very hour that we honor our
soldiers of the great war we covet for
our nation and our people such a devo
tion to the high Ideals of Justice and of
human rights and human welfare that
we may be able not merely to escape
being embroiled in this present holo
caust that is destroying the old world,
said Rev. John C. Palmer, pastor of
the Washington Heights Presbyterian
Church, "but, compelling at last the es
teem aAd friendship of all nations, may
be able to aid in adjusting a perma
nent and a Just peace.
The speaker said: "I take It that
this honoring of our ?<>ld*er defd ls
a crlorifylng of war. Those fatal years
that filled the land with mourning for
an entire generation warn ns of th?
dreadful cost of war. And light is
Slowlv breaking upon us, that in that
day when the brotherhood of man is
better realized we shall see more clear
ly the utter folly and sin of war.
"Doubtless, should the inevitable
crisis come again the strong manhood
of our nation would respond as berore,
moved by the spirit of him who said,
? Tia sweet to die for those we love,
or of that revolutionary soldier who
mourned that he had but one life to
rive for his country.' There are some
things worth fighting fo?-liberty,
righteousness. a;nd honor. For tneee,
peace-loving though we be, we must
battle, counting well the cost.
Men Who Rose to Supreme Command
"We are fortunate in being privileged
to gather in this particular cemetery,
especially because of the presence here
of monuments to. five men who rose
to supreme command, whose names
throughout the nation are synonyms
for all that is gallant and noble. Kel
ton. whose stone'bears this significant
inscription, The Soldiers' Friend';
Brice, brevetted major general for merl
torious and distinguished service
throughout the war; Stanley, whose lad
der of promotion bears upon Its rounds
the names of Stone River, Vicksburg
and Hssaca; Hunt, who as a young lieu
tenant figured brilliantly In the stories
of Chapultepec and Cherubusco, and
later won his stars at Gettysburg, the
Rapidan and Petersburg, and Logan,
whose flashing eye, raren hair, gigan
tic stature and imperious spirit made
indelible Impression upon the men in
the ranks.
"They were always juick to see and
admire the romantic and heroic. They
took Logan to their hearts, embalmed
him in their love and garlanded him
with their affection, and the.v lovingly
hailed him. 'Our Great Volunteer.'"
Continuing, the speaker said our first
duty is the expression of our honor and
love for that great host, "whose graves
shall be covered today with flowers."
Patriotic Hymns Are Sung.
The band played "The Lily" and Col.
S. R. Strallan read Lincoln's Gettys
burg address, the choir sang "Cover
Them With Beautiful Flowers" and the
band gave a selection. Following the
singing of "Just Before the Battle,
Mother" by the choir, the band played
"America" and Rev. William L. Wha
len, chaplain of the home, pronounced
the benediction. The exercises closed
with "Taps" by the band. The assem
l bly then went to the Scott building,
where an American flag was raised and
a salute given.
The choir was composed of Mrs. Nellie
Brown Kelser. director. Miss Stella
Amores, Miss Thelma Brennait. Miss
Anna De Lacey, Miss Margaret Donovan,
Miss Helen Flammer. Miss Lavinia Gas
kins, Miss Catherine Hughes. Miss
Anna Keadv, Miss Mamie Keefe, Miss
Katherine Keliher. Miss Mathilde Knill,
Miss Margaret Lake. Miss Claudia Lieu
taud, Miss Loretto Lioman, Miss Phoebe
Lynch, Miss Mary Lynch, Miss Eileen
McHale, Miss Florence Rauch, Miss Vir
ginia Rauch, Miss Mary Shugrue, Miss
Cornelia Skinner. Miss Madeline Skin
ner, Miss Evelyn Stone, Miss Estelle
Stone, Miss Jane Troy, Miss Rae von
Culen, Miss Ethel Waugh. Miss Bessie
Haltigan and Miss Edna Winslow.
In Charge of Services.
The committees were:
Arrangements: Arthur Hendricks, past
department commander, G. A. R.t chair
man: James Adams, commander of
Henry Wilson Post, No. 17, G. A. R.;
John Amrein, superintendent National
Home cemetery; John Wieloch, com
mander of Col. John Jacob Astor Camp,
No. 6, United States Spanish War Vet
erans; Alexander McPherson. United
States Soldiers' Home, and Mrs. Mary
K. De Marzo, president Lafavette Corps,
No. 10, W. R. C.
Reception?Lieut. Gen. S. B. M. Young,
U. S. A.; Col. George Ruhlen, Lieut. Col.
W. T. Wood, Lieut. Col. J. D. Glennan,
Maj. Parker WesC Capt. J. W. Gris
slnger. Capt. A. D. Tuttle. Sergt. Maj.
Patrick Haughey, Sergt. Richard Baris.
Past Commander John H. Hennis. Wil
liam H. Anderson. John S. M. Zimmer
man and members of Lafayette Corns,
No. 10, W. R. C.
Patriotism of Peace Theme
at Congressional Cemetery
At Congressional cemetery the exer
cises were under the direction of the
junior vice department commander,
Stanton Weaver, with members of the
following organizations participating:
Farragut Post, No. 10, G. A. R., Frank
Blagg, commander; Gen. H. W. Lawton
Camp, No. 4. United Spanish War Vet
erans. and William B. Cushing Camp,
No. 30, Sons of Veterans, O. J. Velly,
commander.
Reveille and assembly were sounded
at lo_ o'clock and after a selection by
the United States Engineers' Band, in
vocation was'asked by Rev. G. LeRoy
White. The assembly then joined with
the choir of Metropolitan Baptist I
Church in singing "Nearer, My God, to
Thee."
After remarks appropriate to the oc
casion by Junior Vice Department
Commander Stanton Weaver and the
I singing of "To Thee, O Country" by
I the choir. Gen. John A. Logan's order
: establishing Memorial day was read by
I Vice Commander Weaver. Soprano
| solos were sung by Mrs. Arthur G.
I Dunn and Miss Nellie Southard. Lin
! coin s Gettysburg address was read by
Gurnon R. Scott of Cushing Camp, No.
i 30, Sons of Veterans, and Mrs. Gilbert
A. Clark and the choir sang "Tenting
on the Old Camp Ground."
Address by Rev. F. M. McCoy.
The oration of the day was delivered
by Rev. Francis M. McCoy of Waugh
Methodist Episcopal Church, who said
in part:
"As we strew with flowers the graves
of our beloved dead we are hushed into
a calni consideration of the awful cost
incident to war and feel that the new
and great problem of our day is to find
a better way In which to realize the
ends sought in war.
"The patriotism of war is unques
tioned in its sincerity. No one can
doubt the genuineness of that loyalty
which will voluntarily face the can
nons' glare and the bayonets' bristling
front for the interests of posterity. We
do honor today to this deep devotion
that will lay down its life for its
friend. This type of patriotism has
been in large measure the purchase
price of both defense and of progress
in the past. It was this love of coun
try that caused these men to march
forth and offer themselves, as a final
offering within their power, upon the
altar of freedom and a united nation,
j It is well that we pause beside the
i graves of our fathers so that the youth
of our land may gain a new concep
tion of the cost of the heritage which
they enjoy.
"We honor the true patriotism of war
as exemplified here by these brave
dead: but there lifts before us also an
estimate of the patriotism of peace.
This is the measure of the best type
of citizenship. He who possesses him
self under stress is greater than he
who takes a city. The calm poise that
knows all the facts and vert, hopefully
puts a staying hand upon the hasty
sword is Just as heroic as the patriot
Ism that would rush Into battle. This
Is the type of the citizenship of the
new day. Brotherhood is the great
reality for nations. We owe it to the
bleeding lands across the sea and to
our southwest to keep strong in peace
so that we may be ready to reach out
a helping hand in the trying years of
reconstruction. The finest patriotism
is that which would spare the country
the misery incident to war and help it
by the strength of peace. We stand
ready if patriotism calls to sacrifice;
we pray that we may remain free to
serve."
"America v Is Sung.
The choir and assembly then joined
in singing "America," after which bene
diction was pronounced by Rev. G.
LeRoy White. The sounding of taps
by a bugler brought the exercises to
a close.
Members of the choir of Metropolitan
Baptist Church who participated in the
exercises were: Sopranos, Mrs. Arthur
G. Dunn, Mrs. Gilbert A. Clark, Mrs.
J. Lester Brooks, Miss Ethelyn Calla
way, Miss Frances Gusehewsky, Mrs.
Milton Prosperi. Miss Nellie Kunz, Miss
Elsie Schooley and Miss Lillian Kep
liart; altos. Miss Emma Guschewskv,
Miss Lesta Henderson, Miss Hattie Noel
and Miss Mary Muranda; tenors, Har
old King. Albert F. Cummins, Evans
Brooks, James M. Richardson and Rol
land E. Fleharty; basses. Gilbert A.
Clark, Gilbert C. Clark, G. Fred Thomp
son and James M. Brooks; organist.
Mrs. G. Fred Thompson, and director,
Gilbert A. Clark.
Committees in Charge.
Committees which arranged for the ex
ercises were as follows:
Cemetery committee?J. T. Earns haw,
superintendent of cemetery, chairman;
P. J. Cooksey, vice chairman; J. O. Esta
brook, George R. Cook. Emil Walter.
N. P. Davis and B. C. Farrar.
Committee of Farragut Post?Frank
Blagg, commander: William If. Wilson.
Stanton Weaver, P. J. Cojksey, James
Wood, George R. Cook. J. O. Estabrook,
P. C. George, H. H. Bun yea, W. H. Cas
low, J. W. Foster. John Jost. E. B. Bury.
A.. F. Dinsmore, Clark Arnold, F. A. Belt,
C. E. Boles, W. F. Brenzier, G. W. Dove,
Edwin A. Davis. William Frost, J. C.
Gaither, J. F. Gordon, George A. Hen
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?!? Jenrtie ?? Parker. Sarah M,
Donald, Mary Walling and Ida Bitz.*
Former Judge De Lacy Recites
Lessons Drawn From War
William h. De Lacy, former judge of
the Juvenile Court, delivered the ora
tion at the exercises tljis afternoon at
Mount Olivet cemetery.
"Our presence here this Memorial day
IS at once an act of faith, an act of
patriotism, an act of devotion to our
country, an da sweet remembrance of
our dead," declared the speaker. "An
act of faith, for vain would he our
presence here if the dust that hallows
this place?this city of the dead?is
not the dust of the casements and the
bodies that were in life informed bv
immortal spirits, citizens with our".
n?tV,*8.- Wfd's Universe. An act of
patriotism, for these our dead were our
country ? defenders, men who pre
Lr7'd?f?f Vs ,ouJ country by their suf
the.lr labors and their death.
JHerem is the silent but eloquent
[?,A.a ,?n Jand rebuke to all who say
aught in derogation of our Catholics
... V."?" of the United States.
Those w ho He buried here were and are
?f, the universal Catholic
v.nurch that knows no nationality, that
Knows no bounds save the boundaries
of humanity itself, whether that hu
manity be found here in the flesh mili
tant, suffering in the world to come,
or triumphant in heaven. But in life
the whole earthly hope ami the whole
fortune of these same men. from the
cradle to the grave, were indissoiublv
linked with the welfare of the United
States of America-had no existence
apart from our country for which they
suffered, for which they wrought and
worked and for which the\ shed their
blood to preserve."
Story of the Grand Review.
Judge De Lacy declared "These illus
trious dead not only saved the Union,
but they did more?they saved to the
Union its erstwhile foes. Happily this
cav, get apart for the commemoration of
the boys that wore the blue, has become
a day in which wc link with their mem
ory kindly thoughts and recollection of I
the boys who wore the grav. '? We the
grateful citizens of a reunited country
I fire J?rou<* both of the boys who wore
the blue and the boys who wore the gray
proud of their devotion to principle
proud of their courage, proud of their
martial achievement, proud of their
American valor.
"Great as were the happenings and the
campaigns of the civil war, there was
nothing in that most momentous struggle
so sublime as its close. The grand re
\iew of 1865 saw no vanquished foes
trailed m the wake of the Grand Armv
?/-. f. ,F,te?uMlc that marched past the
W hlte House, to be dispersed into the I
[daily but no Kss patriotic avocations of
American citizenship. The men of the
south were left, to their heroic accept-ince
of the arbitrament of war, and to gradual
t return to devotion to our common coun
that devotion burst into flame
in the Spanish-American war that saw
ranged under the Stars and Stripes a
Lee and a Fighting Joe Wheeler, and
the very flower of the youth of the south
land. resolved to do and to die for our
common country. And today at the helm
our country stands a son of Virginia,
the mother of Presidents: the Chief Jus
tice of the L nited States is an ex-Con
federate soldier and our co-rellgionlst,
he great jurist. Edward Douglas White,
ftT L.^8. ln,elliS?nce of the south shines
in both hows of our national Congress.
W-her^ in history will you find such
another record? oh. th?> soldiers of the
Lnlon fought not in vain: the soldiers
o. the Liuon died not in vain when such
such victories live to bless mankind."
Order of Exercises.
Following the assembly and the sing
ing of "The Star Spangled Banner." by
the Cecilian male chorus and assembly,
Charles M. Overacker, commander of
Lincoln Cainp. No. 2, called the assem
bly to order. Rev. Valentine Schmitt,
pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
pronounced the invocation, and Memo
rial day orders were read by V. L.
<5arrigus, past commander of Lincoln
Camp. A vocal solo. "Pie Jesu," was
sung by Ambrose l>urkln. The chorus
and assembly sang "Nearer, My God
to Thee." after which B. J. Northcott'
past commander of the Maryland divi
sion. Sone of Veteran", read Lincoln's
Gettysburg address; f>r. D. X. Ken
nedy sang a solo, and H. V. .'-ueelman
commander-in-chief of the Sons of Vet
erans, made a brief address. Tlic chorus
and assembly sang "Sleep, Soldier
Sleep." Rev. William A. Cahlll, assist
ant pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic 1
Church, pronounced the benediction '
and a salute was given by a detach
ment from the United States Army
"Taps" was sounded by a bugler.
The general committee was composed
of Charles M. Overacker, commander,
chairman; E. F. Warner, treasurer;
Johni W. Lyons, secretary; E. B. Johns.
W. H. McOonegal. O. A. C. Oehmler,
B. J. Northcutt. Mrs. J. Howe, Dr. O
A. T. Swain, Edward K. De Puv, Georg
A. Howe. Dr. Joseph H. Wood "and Mrs
Hattte B. Tritlpoe.
Others assisting in the arrangements
were Miss Etoile Albright, Alfred H
Anadale, John T. Bond, Thomas W. I
Bresnahan. S. M. Croft. John H. !
Dalsh. S. I.. Dougherty. Richard F. 1
Decker, John L. Downs. Charles Hart i
Elsie F. Howe. F. T. F. Johnson. Miss :
Amelia Allyn, William A. Middleton.1
Fred W. Moore, H M. Statz. Mrs Elea
nor Spencer. I. S. Taylor, John Tenley
and George S. Whltmore. Dr. Jamea
Dickinson was director and accom
panist.
DOUGLAS POST IN CHABGE.
Conduct* Services at Noon at Har
mony and Xortheait Arlington.
Exercises at Harmony and Northeast
Arlington cemeteries were held under
the auspices of Frederick Douglas Post,
No. 21, G. A. R., assisted by Sergt. Wil
liam H. Carney Camp, Sons of Veterans.
The assemblage was called to order
at noon by Past Commander Charles.
R. Douglass and invocation was asked 1
by the post chaplain. The national an
them was sung by the-Epworth League '
Choir, under the direction of Daniel1
Jenkins. ,
?^homas n.4" Jones made a patriotic]
address. Flowers were strewn on th?|
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j graves by a number of public school
[ children. A detachment from the 1m
Separate Battalion, National Guard of
the District of Columbia. flr??d a salute
The exercises were in charge of a
committee from Frederick Douglass
Post, No. 21, G. A. R.. composed of
James W. Butcher, Benjamin F. Darls,
Alexander Ogiesby, assisted by O. P.
Morton Woman's Relief Corps, No. 1.
Elizabeth B. White, president, &n4
Annie Cromwell, secretary.
MEMORIAL DAY.
I LADIES OF T11E O. A. R. AT AEUNGTOX.
P.y c member of William McKialev Circle, Hi
dies of the ti. A. R.)
On this day. 90 sweetly solemn.
Come *0 now with rererciit tread.
We. the daughters, wives and sisters
Of the loyal l*nU>n dead
'Neath their spirit bent-dictloc
Bend the knee and bow th? head.
On this day- -proud of the honor
Which is ours to bear the name
Of. these brave and loyal martyrs
Sleeping on this field of fame?
Wo ure come, the nation's vestale.
Tending patriotism's flame.
On this day a fuller meaning
Of the debt we ne'er fin pay
Rushes o'er uh. as our tribute*
l/ovfngly ??#? bring tods:.
And wit'.1 reverent band# and fader
o'er tiieir graxet* sweet floorers lay.
this day emotion fills us,
Surges o'er us like a flood;
W?? behold our sundered nation
Reunited by the blood
Of fbeae loyal T'nlon soldleta.
Who for right and Justice stood.
On this day a Hearer rtaton
Oomes to us of freedom's light.
Shining from our darkened hist'rr.
Radiantly flair and white;
Tl>ese?our martyrs?lit the beacon
Help us. Lord, to keep It bright.
On this day we hear their vofea,
Calling from their hallowed dust,
Bidding us be eTer loyal
To the Flag?a ?icred trust.
May 1 he Cod of 1'ear* preserve it?
While the sword snd cannon m?t.
On this day we frei their presence.
< ls*.p the hands of boats unseen,
A? we pledge anew our duty:
Ours to keep rhelr honor clean.
Ours a high and holy mission,
Keeping heroes' memory green.
New Orleans Cotton Market.
NEW ORLEANS. May 31.?Cotton f*ll
9 to 13 points around the opening to
day on selling caused by the tone of
the German note to this country. After
the first burst of selling the market
quieted and rallied 3 to 5 points from
the lowest.
Futures opened steady; July, 8.92; Oc
tober, 9.33; December, 9.51; January*
9.61'; March. 9.84.
In an effort to save the life of Mrs.
John Weiss of Bradford, Pa., her eon*
in-law, Charles Rogers of Buffalo, un
derwent a blood transfusion operation
Friday at a Baltimore infirmary, but
she died Sunday.
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