Oak Park Reporter Argus, May 27, 1905

Oak Park Reporter Argus

May 27, 1905

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Oak Park Reporter Argus (Newspaper) - May 27, 1905, Oak Park, Illinois XTbe ©afe fliarfe IReporter ^Hrgue. VOL. XIX. NO. 21. OAK PARK, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1'>0S. $1.50 PER YEARIT NEVER STOPS Elect Ti«: C UT ; »--ut i u I ii ¡sb>--d bv tli»:Oak Park Yarp Go Rite Im 1\,,-.<•)' Hid l,i"lit I. !,<iv\ a ini i 1 n i i i 11 « M h i ,1 ill |il< ' t 11.1 ! it I ' I il-' I ■<> .Il), .ptci! (Ml V« III II'.Euclid Avenue and Lake Street. IMione 99.OAK PARK TRUST & SAVINGS BANK Capital, $150,000.00 Surplus, $25,000.00 i I.« • .i. ml- •• •!« . I '.■■■'! ;u'.! . i : • • o e.-! : t-.i i ! ! .i ; t ! I ; r • .1 III \\ III. t\ t^h.-rs to n ! ) ;M',i ■ 1 ! - ; , I , . . I ! I • i \ >, s I ■ i i : \V -M-!!, i-,. ! i . N . 1 >. I ' A M t N ; : YV .A i • : ■ -, I ! : I: <, .1 ( I VI li- 1 ' ; : T. !•:. ...... Ill l l(,l,HS ¡■•ut. H. i . i ' \ ■ :■'!'. .Ik . î j. OIUI.C I OU -S : - W i : i. \ , T • I ' ». ■ ■ ' OURNftTlQNALGEMETERIEàlYOUR ATTENTION, PL OASE! A 1 . \Y A Y s si: a s IS \ A B l Ì CI ,i AN., CULAI» CONV|-;N||-;N'r M . ,'i'.(."I;) I "O* I UV> f l Ì fili . ; ixii'fcj ' '."i.- li'. »! I i'll'ISI» AI -VOM il A : iik ■ iiKAirs VADIATOks NtiKIMHI SU RN GAS MUtH WATfc'k IH A i« KS VM> COKI. CO. ÎÏ^V!^^? »N Ni" PAWt MW*. f*S!M»lf W- HAKk Mi 1NÜIS. MI-.N rs. l-'liOM: M. The Soldier Dead Sleep Under Folds" ol the Flag. Last Honors of the Government Paid to the Brave Men Who Died in Her Defensv. Eighty-three national cemeteries,: wherein 330,700 soldiers are sleeping, their last long sleep, have been established within the boundaries of the United Status. The laying nut of these great gardens of graves and maintaining them in such a way as to deserve this latter appellation have cost the nation a sum of money large enough to disprove, at least in a measure, the old-time saying that "republics are ungrateful." Hut the money that has been expended to properly mark and adorn the resting-places of the brave men who died that the nation might live is not and has not been expended grudgingly. It has been paid out freely; as the last and only possible tribute to the memory of men as brave as ever lived, and who fought for home and liberty. In thus commemorating the; deeds of her common soldiers the United States is quite unrivaled by any other nation, ancient or modern. This noble work could not have been accomplished but for wise andj patriotic foresight exercised almost, atj the beginning of the war. In Septem-j ber, 1861, the secretary of war issued; an order that accurate and permanent records be kept as to all deceased Union soldiers, and this order was at once followed by the issuing of blank forms through the quartermaster's department to the hospital surgeons and all others who could use them. On the battle-fields when the Federal troopsj were victorious great care was taken to bury the dead in such u w ay that each grave could be marked, and headboards provided by the general quartermaster were set up. Only on fields where the Confederates won were the dead buried without marking the I il h ill Une mar the City I"" ai ' if the uio-.-t of Mexico Montana. In the latter ut' tils regulars including ini'ii who were ma- .ncred ■ the 11 ; ' ! ! ;t f i ' . -r y Anti .in ..', t ht :i 11 I h•.'•-.•• me il pel I, e .Ii. I it loll Arlington Height', \ a -hingti ill, lv the most contains the largest ..f ¡.lent ¡tir.I dead.' f interment' but I..I aw 'I t." 11 r'.t ■. ; i ''i m federa' ;t t I "I v Mill' lb 111 eri .t lui i ! ' I ' e i ;i ' ;i t r.ikiii'' e met ri \ ered the who fell at and other batt.le-A massive monu ■ridali e j 11 ; '' t , .u ri'ii ;ra tll.i' ..•' v Pf Bakery Goods, Ice Cream a lid Confectionery at : : : W. W. NFiCE'S ;>ò N. OAK )'AKK AVI-:. THl.Kl'lH >Nh / 7i 1 am La< L m Oak Park ready {or ihu S|>rmi» work. Cali pilone 9702.GEORGE BALDWIN A. L. CAR.ONCarpenter Contractor, General Jobbing and Cisterns lelcpllimi. I.'.l, i nn.l .>'.114 158 William St. Nt; Oe^k I'&rk. 111. Capital $50,000.00 Deposits $500,000.00 Averwie St&te B&rvk It accords every facility to it ilejionitoVM eonsiMteiit with houikI hanking princijileH. It solicit,.-, check'niv, :uni .iiiviiiioi acc.i.nuts. I'ays :t per cent, on ¡Saving« ami Special I »» ¡lo-iitH. It irtHut'H letter« of credit anil ilrat'H ii[ioii New Vork, <'hie.aj.;«» ami tlie principal jioints. Sale 'lc|ioMit lnncH for rental to the iiuliviilual, linn or family O FFICF.RSi ni t). W. HKKRIÒK, VicK-l'MKHintiNT 0. K. B< Hildos, 1*1:1 ;......... ................... WM, EINKKLl) r, t A8HÌI.K W. S. HKHKIOK, :ÌNII VICK-Ì'KKMDKKT U 1 R- E C T O R S , s. I'. NISSEN JACOB MOETKN.SON C. 10. ilOLLES WILLIS S. HRRRICK K. A. CUMMINU« U, W. MERRICK I JOHN L). ROSS Igeobge WALKKR |8AM.'PSON ROGERS li..... iimmwi gle for tl notable e. Another i' n lie the bod i. the. aoo bt .ice with Ci.e ». r i It l ., tl. may b. terie> The ....... t. : , Virginia, n. ai beautiful ;. int numbei- of , The total mi is 10,r..I'. ,'' identilleii " burii'd tin May i s l *•'. i The gra-'e . .i - in feature o. i.. \ <• where ha i ai .. i bodies ol' i„. . t o! Hull linn, i liant i 11 \ fields ill the \ ieillit v ment of s;u-enphagns form, markingj the bodies ill" -.',111 unknown soldiers,| attracts nuiet, attention, as does also! the Tenif.ie of l'ame, a circular st.riie-| ture eoii'jio rd of eight coliiiniis siir-l mounte.l iiy a dome. The, columns arej marked by the names of Washingt on Lincoln, i ¡rant.. 1'arragut, lluinphreys, Reynold. Hariield, Thomas and Meade j The cemetery at Gettysburg, with its| ijuuieixuis monuments and its S.V.iji tablets; thu-.e at Shiloh, 3..V.I7: Vieks-i burg wit.1 V" i'>':'J |J.'J13 ideiitilied audi 12,720 in', '.den tilled); Fredericksburg,f with 1 f>,."-1, of which i;j,7M> ;ire mi known: Nashville, with l(A,r.!('.; Salis-'. bury, N. , with 12.137. of which only; 102 are known; Memphis, with 13, '.is!; Andersoni die. with 13,7u.'. all identified but. i. Chattanooga, with 13.nr." —all the Ii.'.tional eem.'terie- are. in fact, in»- ¡•••sling. especially at t hisi time, and il alike receive the attell-. tion of the government. The number' of Confederate soldiers' graves so eared! for is of course much smaller than the! number of Union soldiers' graves, but; they are just as carefully tended and! watched as the others. Mr. and Mrs. Robert. 1!. Seymour and daughter. Miss Kdith. formei ly of oak TarU, spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mra. J. C. Mi.ni.il.till, of Wesley avenue. Mr. Seymie.tr has been located at Richmond, Va., and New York for several years. He i- now engaged in building a railroad lenn Oanviite to Indiana. EBEN E ROBERTSARCHITECT «FSiDlifrU:!' • 'ti^.i' :. un ,»f ï'iutk.1/ k il P^iSC I'lttilUO. PFUÎND OO Îlurtîcaiîui îsls. ^aiivt; ami I ord^ii i aiiÜM.aiK tiiir'ilciiiii^. : t rees, Shiiibs ;iiij .ill Botanic;.1! Plants. >. h .Ulli i -, »fr« M. imi W«ii»i! ;<fìuu.'»i(" li'ph 0*U' t Jfj 'TIJM« O Ul .''Si, Superior j'il.i print in;: at graves. Soldiers who survived the southern prisons in many instances marked the graves of their comrades who died, and records were kept everywhere it was possible to do so, so that the mortuary records of the great civil contest exceed anything else of the same nature in the world. It was in the second year of the war that congress authorized the president to purchase grounds and have them prepared for soldiers' cemeteries. The next year such grave-yards were dedicated at Chattanooga, Stone River and Gettysburg. It was at the dedication of the last named of these three that President Lincoln delivered that address which, spoken modestly as it was, did not then attract the attention of its hearers as anything greatly out of the ordinary, but which, when it was telegraphed over the laud and read in the newspapers, speedily took high rank among notable spoken passages and has since been accorded a place among classic orations. The national cemetery at Arlington was laid out in 1804, that at Antietam in 1805. In pursuance of the general plan of 1865, 17 cemeteries were established in Virginia, 7 in Tennessee, 0 in Kentucky, 4 in North Carolina, 4 in Louisiana, 3 in Mississippi, 3 in Maryland, 2 in South Carolina, 2 in Georgia and 2 in the District of Columbia. In the north and west 4 were established in Illinois, 3 in Missouri, 2 in Indiana, 1 in Iowa, 2 in Pennsylvania, 2 in New York and 2 in New Jersey. In many places lie-sides these the government has purchased small plots of ground where a few soldiers lie; and several cemeteries contain government plots wherein the, bodies of Confederates who died in Federal prisons are buried. Less than one-fifth of the entire number whose graves are now marked and tenderly cared for lie where they were llrst interred. Five of the national cemeteries contain the bodies of United States soldiers wko fell hi other wars tba& ttie Btrug- Muslercd Out. It seems to me but yesterday. Though many yearn have tied Sin*e all the boys in blue came home By Grant, the hero, led, With \va\ mii tla^es and happy tears And luiiiy a joyous shunt, With warm embraces nml friendly «rasp Wn hail them mustered out. () what a change these happy year« Of peaceful life hat e made; Not loll« a','t> among the trees The grand old chief was laid, He left his sword with honor •rmvned Upon life's last redoubt And sleeps today in silent camp lly glory mustered out. And where are they who led the blue Amid the tlanies of war, And brought our beauteous banner back Without >uie missing star'.' Unbroken are their dreams today Ry battle'» martial shout, And Hooker, Burnside, Sheridan, Are heroes "mastered out.1' No more alonf Potomac's stream Are pitched the tent* of Lee; No longer Sherman's legions march In triumph to the sea. The Wilderness whore thousands fought Today i« dark and still; The tassoled corn is waving on The slopes of Malvern Hill. The silky grass is long and green Upon tho rampart old, The farmer turns a rusty shell Up from the dowy mold, Anil war no longer shakes the skies That smile »hove the South ; Tho blue-bird woos his sweetheart in The cannon's brazen mouth. The trumpet's piercing blast is still, The shackled slave is free, The Mississippi grandly rolls Unguarded to the sra. The snowy wiiiR» of Peace are spread Where stood the embattled lines ; Tho tall palmettos of the South Lean to the northern pin«s. The battered saber tells of time When ftelds were won and lost; The empty sleeve in «Hence tells How much the struggle eost. Behold the heroes muttered out; They sleep in glade and glen. I in mountain top, by river side. Four hundred thousand men. Haneath the flag our fathers loved They fought for mo and you, And crimsoned with their own life's blood Their tattered chats of blue Upon a thousand battlo-llelds In victory and iu rout; And in th« prison's horrid cell The brave were mustered out. Their ranks grow thinner day ky day We he,<r the funeral di.ml, The gallant blue-coats, one by one, Follow their leader. Grant. Their battle drums are mntlli-d now l.'pon the last redoubt, And \\ here the biifle'« notes are still '1 he boys lie muster... I out, Method,s I r.|. the he,t e.unii lire Ida.'"' up agrfl.e-t the s' y ; All alerel adds i ic ).,at b: i name !'. i '! ie i leal bi let i r.il I on nigh. T hey'" re ¡»one ! but -till 111 vis j. .ifair 1 nee the ranks of blue Thai eeii iu ilonouH columns in Jehovah b Crainl Ke\ lew. The President. The Finn, ut nature's advent ■in,)-, Is blaionud on the walls of time The stars that panoply the sky Proclaim it in a, strain sublime. la workin» out this wondrous plan The Author, ia the hour of need, Calls f#rth a man, "sun-crowned and tall," Who dwells aixvve the cloud» of greed. From Abraham, who walked w ith Coil lieueath creation's morning dim, To Abraham, who later strode Along the centuries glowing rim. The greatest crises have been met And ever far the right control'd By earnest men, of purpose high, Who valued linear more than gold. Their seed remains, thu plan unfolds And low another crisis springs'. The hour of need strikes ance again ll.uk ' on the ear the summons rings. Who now is equal to the hour? The nations pause with bated breath The shadow, by the ili»l cast, Saauis freighted with the dow of daatli. The scales af justice idly swing Tlia closds of ifreed hang like a pall. But far above, where sunlight streams, Bekoldthe ma», "sun-crowned and tall." A lsader of heroic mold. In faith and manly virtues strong. He warns the greedy hordes of pelf No more to perpetrate tho wrong. "Sauara deal for all, no less, no more, No favored class shall overawe But each, tha other's pear, must bow Before the majesty of law.'1 On wings of (lame his message spoeds, From rn*k-rib!:«d east-hi golden strand Jiouse "HciotiB of a noble stock ;'' Your "piet and chosen'' leads the van. From valley fair and fertile plain, The answer swells to beetling crag: "No more shall greed and av'rice rule Where falls a shadow of the flag." We'll follow where his guidon waves Until the sword of justice draw n Shall rent oppression's host again And win a bloodless San Juan Wko wore the blue or who the gray ? Shall rend no more the nation's heart, For touching elbows in the fray, The blue and fray bear eaah a part. Nor ever rniU'O shall Warren'» ghost Look down in shamfrom Bunker's II ill; V triune government «till lives Fxponent of the sov'reigu will. And from the perfume-laden south, To where aurora's arch is bent The reunited millions shout: 'All hail the Nation's President I" The laHt enemy hat* conquered, and he has run his race. And now is marching in Glory Chorus:— Lincoln, Grant and Sheridan will welcome him in love, When they sea his noble soul tome sail-inj* up above: A giant in the struggle, in peace meek as the ilove. And now he is msrehing in •lory. Chorus: A nation mourns in anguish now, for the hero dead, An.i the soldiers1 hearts will bleed that we;it \vb»re .Sherman led : They can tell their stories o'er again,those ilia ' fought and bled ; •\uii no,, he is marching in (dory. ('horns. Kyi t\ nit nan in this land in him has lost .. friend; Fvery soldier's wife and ehild, their rights ie wosld defend. And hemes gone before him will aid and comfort lead. l'o, < C'honi'. W is itici hing in Clory. will follow Sherman to the land of l'eace and liest. Angels meet us at the gate in whitest robes are dressed ; War and strife will be no more, and every one be blessed. And all be marching In Clory. One Hundred lefantry. Galesburg, 111. F. A. Pkkkr, Tklrty-seveuth Illinois A MEMORIAL POEM. 11 v J. li. mautin. Bring again the bugle, boys, but mullled be its tone, Our heads are bowed with sorrow ; our Captain's overthrown; He that doeth all things well, has taken for his own ; Now he is marching in Glory. Chorus: Farewell, Farewell, we lose our noble chief; Farewell, Farotvellt entwine the laurel wreath, We are bowed in sorrow now, O give to us relief, While he is marching in Glory. No more we'll grasp him by the hand, nor see his smiling face; i No more he111 greet the "bojre in blue" in Ida accustomed place, Origin of Memorial Day. It, would l>e unbecoming to enlarge on the subject of Memorial Day without. paying some injfrodnet<>ry tribute to its founder. Very few indeed attribute the beautiful national custom of decorating the graves of the heroes of the civil war to a woman, Mrs. G. Kimball, a soldier in the war herself, for '-he followed it, from its beginning to its close, nursed the wounded soldiers and perfected the hospital service in General Sherman's army, and, in fact, watched over the Union soldiers like a mother. Two short, incidents display more of Mrs. Kimball's character than pages of eulogy: "A boy was sentenced to be shot. His mother sat on the steps of the, eapitol in Washington. She remained there distracted with grief for three days and nights trying in vain to see President Lincoln. A lady, beautiful and of loving disposition, passing in front of the eapitol, paused to learn the pitiful story, and then, with the determination of that viking race from which she sprang, sought and pleaded the poor mother's cause with the president himself. Lincoln hearkened to her eloquence, and turning his sad eye-- on her said: 'Take this card to Stanton and save the boy and mother. It, is a relief to have you tell me how Jim would manage the affairs of state.' "The battle of Winchester was over, the condition of General Molineux's command demorali/.ed, so as to bring op this otlicer in the presence of his lncii a sharp reproof from Sheridan. A lady, beautiful and of loving disposition, had nursed General Moliueu.x after he had been wounded in a previous battle in the performance of a brave duty. She addressed General Sheridan thus: 'You have done a great wrong to a brave man.' The hero of Winchester replied, 'Madam, if I have done so, 1 will apologi/.e to him before his soldiers.' And he supplemented this act of gallantry by recom-mendingGeneral Molineux for a major-generalship. The lady was Mrs. Kimball. It was while she was traveling in the south that she noticed liotv assiduously the southern women garlanded the graves of those who had died in the cause of the Confederacy. She thought of the weed-strewn, neglected mounds over the brave boys who fell lighting in the blue, and wrote to General John A. Logan, then commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, in suggestive admiration and requested example of those southern women. Her eloquent, pleading enlisted the sympathy and eo-operatiou of General Logan, and resulted in the fatuous order No. 2 that went into effect on the 30th of May, 1808, establishing Memorial l>ay. Mrs. Kimball, who died at her home in the. Ouaker City some three years ago, now lies at Laurel Hill, a little mound, a simple headstone and a huge Norwegian pine mark the spot where the founder of a great national cuBtoin lies buried."— Lilian A. North. If you want new laid eggs, call up Ueilcmiti} Brothers. Phone 4(54. ;