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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - June 4, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. No. 30. Albert Lea. Minnesota Frida a june i 185 7. Twelve pages. A honest boy de Man wot rites de ads for Strauss a sick he Tole me Dat a boy could rite de Strauss ads All wot he has to do Tell de proof. I Hope dead Man wont die he Tole me 4 Dat if i Ever got ter add Man ter always Tell de proof. Dat a Ritten i Wiz Yekai too Twenty spoken lies. Dis is Easey and de proof suits Dat a Wool and Gude $5. Pantz Good wons. $1 Sweet Orr Ober Hawls 50c.fl Long rest. An old Man on his Way to his Daugh ter stops off the South bound passenger train a to rest a Day at Glenville and Dies in his room at the hotel at that place. His identity is traced and the remains sent to his Home at Osage Friday afternoon a neatly shaved and Well dressed old gentleman about 75 years old alighted from the southbound passenger train at Glenville and stopped at e. S. Hostetter a hotel lie said he had been travelling several Days and was very tired and thought he would rest until the next Day. He said something about going to Waterloo but As he was very deaf Aud not inclined to sociable Little was Learned about him. Saturday morning he did not get up and some one went up to his room to see about him. Lie spoke a word or two but it was discovered that he was in an unconscious condition. A physician was sent for and found that some lesion of the brain had occurred and the old gentleman was slowly dying. His pockets and clothing were examined but nothing was found at first that gave the slightest clue to his identity. The initials a a a. N. F.,�?� were afterwards discovered on his shirt front and a jewelery a name at Osage Iowa was found on his spectacle Case. These two clues led to his identification. The mayor at Osage was telegraphed to and soon replied that the unfortunate Man was g. X. Fairchild who had a Small store in that place and who had left Osage a few Days before to visit his daughter at Waterloo la. Where he had been in the mean time no one knows. He died about 9 of clock saturday evening. Coroner Luce was called and the old Many a remains were sent to his friends at Osage. 1 a Creamery fleeting. Creamery managers decide to give the Flar Quette Coal a trial no other business of importance transacted. The Freeborn county Dairy association held their regular meeting Friday May 28, and the afternoon was taken up in discussing the matter of insurance Aud Coal. E. W. Knatvold who was appointed on the committee at the previous meeting to investigate the Coal question reported that he had corresponded with several Coal companies but As yet he had received no definite answers from them in regard to contracts. Representatives of the Northern fuel co., were present and offered to make contracts at reasonable rates. After much discussion it was finally decided to give the Marquette Coal a fair trial. The following committee was appointed on Coal a. W. Trow e. W. Knatvold j. Freeman and t. A. Vandegrift. A. W. Trow did not believe in making a test of any particular kind of Coal As he thought this plan would let a recommending the Grade of Coal thus tested. The matter of sending for prof. Carlyle was discussed and it was decided to Send for him the first of september. The meeting adjourned until june 25.memorial Day. Fittingly observed in this City. Respect paid to the dead soldiers a Large Assembly at the opera House is addressed Rev. Mosher. The morning dawned with but Little Promise of a fair Day the sky was Over cast with threatening rain Clouds and there were Strong indications of disagreeable weather. Yet notwithstanding the unfavourable elements the procession commenced to form promptly at ten of clock in front of the court House on Broadway. Company i pre needed the North Wood drum corps acted As escort at the head of the imposing column while Robson Post no. 5, of this City and members of the Northwood Post formed on the left. The modern Woodmen with banners and symbols of the order were next in line followed the woman s Relief corps in carriages. Shortly after ten of clock the procession started for the cemetery. By request of the mayor the principal business houses of the City were closed and along the line of March buildings were tastefully decorated with flags and Bunting. At the cemetery the Post formed in a hollow Square around the g. A. R. Lot and after the regular services were finished mrs. E. I. Thomas read a poem mrs. C. H. Dills a remember the dead Quot a which was a Beautiful and touching tribute to the departed. After the exercises were concluded the Graves were covered with Beautiful Floral offerings and the procession returned to the City. While watching the slow and measured step of the old soldiers As they marched to the cemetery to scatter Flowers on the Graves of their fallen comrades one was impressed with the reality that each year their ranks Are growing thinner and in a Short time they will All mustered out and other hands must scatter the Flowers in memory of our honoured dead. The g. A. R. And co. I were entertained at dinner the woman so re Lief corps at the g. A. R. Hall and at three of clock in the afternoon services commenced at the opera House. The great audience tilled every available seat Lone before the hour of comment ment. Hie exercises opened with an Earnest prayer or. S. 8. Cryor and the following portion of general orders no. 3, from dept. Commander Wood were read Comrade Nash general orders no. 3. I. The 30th Day of May falling this year on sunday memorial Day will observed in this department according to rules and regulations on the preceding Day saturday May 29th. Ii. This is a hallowed Day. It is consecrated to the memory of the heroes who died that the principles which underlie this government and All governments which Are organized As ours is might firmly established and that the Bondmen might free to the end that our children and our children a children and All Mankind May enjoy forever the government and the Freedom our sacred dead helped to Purchase their sacrifices. Let us so conduct our Beautiful memorial services that All men May learn thereby lessons of love and loyalty to constitutional Liberty and in consequence the better prepared to sacrifice themselves if necessary for the government our fallen comrades loved so Well. The a Flag Salute Quot was the next entertaining feature of the program and was Given Little girls dressed in White with red White and Blue sashes and each wearing a badge representing the different states. They marched in perfect order executing Many difficult movements and finally came to a halt in double ranks at the stage front and keeping time with their Little flags Sang a three cheers for the red White and the next number on the program was a song the male Quartetti a we shall meet but we shall miss it was deeply pathetic and at its conclusion Many of the old soldiers eyes were moistened with tears. One of Jack Crawford a Beautiful poems was recited miss Blackmer followed a Solo a bring gifts of Beautiful Flowers mrs. Robertson. The audience were then Given Patent leathers / a \ / \ of \ o # almost go begging Iso Worth of Cus Tom make for 118.50 we just 10 pairs of a in s Patent leather Congress 5>.00 shoes. A Price of 51.2> will give them wings. Sizes 6 to 8 e wide.$1.25 per pair. 10 pairs menus Patent leather cloth top lace shoes sizes one pair 5 -2, three of 7, one of 72, two of 8, two of 8t, and one pair 9. Strong amp Carrol $6.50 goods at $3.25 per big store. Gage Kaytlen amp co pleasant Surprise the introduction of mrs. Minna Gordon Gould who was present special invitation of George l. Carrington. Mrs. Gould recited a pathetic patriotic selection in that characteristic manner that has broadened her Fame As an elocution St for she has Power to move the coldest natures to the deepest sympathetic emotions. A Solo a Way Down upon the Swanee River miss Blacklin supported the male Quartetti was the next pleasant feature followed a recitation a the Black the Blue and the Grey miss Ruby Bailey the memorial address was delivered Rev. Mosher in which he spoke of the great object of memorial Day and lamented the flippancy with which the hallowed Day was treated Many. At the close of Rev. Mosher a address the audience joined in the National Anthem and the exercises closed with the Benediction Rev. S. S. Cryor. Extracts from Rev. Mosiek s address. Why do we observe this Day not another nation has one like it. It is not for mourning Only not for glorification of the survivors that would distasteful to them but to keep alive the memory of what has been done to teach the value of principles that have been preserved to cultivate patriotism. A i have often been pained at the flippancy displayed during the Parade of old soldiers the thoughtlessness of the Young and the Lack of regard shown open stores and even games and exhibitions it is no time for games and races Ami matinees but for thought. A four Hundred thousand men the Good the Brave the True in tangled Wood in Mountain Glen on Battle plam in prison pen lie dead for me and you four Hundred thousand of the Brave have made our ransomed soil their grave for me and you kind friends. For my and to the very Young it is of course Little More than a Holiday but to those who Are old enough to remember the experiences of the War it is quite otherwise. What a Story of dangers hardships pain and death is suggested the Parade of the veterans of the War of the Many who went out and the few who came Back of anxious parents wives and children of desolate widows and women who were widows before they were wives. The most pathetic sight Ever seen in America was that Parade of 85,000 or More old soldiers in Washington in 1892. The speaker was but eight years old when Sumpter was tired upon and spoke feelingly of the lasting impressions made upon him the scenes of that time. To the thoughtful this Day recalls an awful contest when the principles of Liberty were imperilled All our fathers suffered and fought for seemed about to lost and Justice and right made a farce when arrogant assumptions of superiority sought the domination of the whole nation one Section or the Dis membership of the nation. It was a question whether this was a nation or Only a confederation of thirty five Little nations. These questions need to re suggested Anil thought upon until conviction upon them is Well established with a love of right and respect for our country. We need these Days for the training of our youth even As the old Isrealite observed the passover and to this Day a when thy son Asketh thee saying what mean eth this a he teaches him a How that the lord led our fathers out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an out stretched we need these Days for the foreign born who Are seeking to in truth americans. They have their heroic memories but in order to fully indent tied with us they must learn ours also. So these memorial monuments and memorial Days of which every nation has its own May teach is patriotism. But what is patriotism not Mere love of country acid of Home but of Liberty and of right and of our own land because Here we have Liberty and right and a determination that these shall Ever preserved. Yet there is much even in the wonders and beauties of our country to stir our Pride and make a it ready to say with Scott. A breathes there a Man with soul so dead who never to himself hath said this is my own my native land. And there is More in the evidences of our National life the immense Capitol at Washington and the other government buildings the Navy Yards the military posts Etc evidences that this is a great nation and there is still More in the monuments of what has been believed and done the great Washington Monument that matchless Monument of a matchless Man it. Vernon Bunker Hill the City of the dead on the Heights of Arlington or at Gettysburg. Or at Nashville or at any one of the dozen other places where those fallen in the War lie buried the National Park at Chickamauga or Gettysburg Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain Antietam. Shiloh Cor any other great Battle Field of War these speak to us of principles which men believed and for which men died and which it is ours still to uphold and if necessary die for. But patriotism looks to the future As Well As to the present and the past and for True patriotism three things at least Are necessary. First intelligence to understand principles and reasons. In a Republic like this ignorance is self destruction. We May gratified comparisons France spends annually 84 per capita upon her army and 70 cents upon her schools England 83.2 for War Aud 02 cents for education Prussia �2.04 for War Aud 50 cents for education Italy 81.52 for War and 30 cents for education Austria 81.35 for War and 32 cents for education Russia 83.04 for War and 3 cents for education while the United states spends annually 39 cents for her army and 81.35 for education and that is the reason that the army that went Forth to put Down the rebellion was the grandest army that was Ever gathered under the shining of the Sun. The second element is morality. Socrates was condemned upon a charge of corrupting the youth which showed at least that the old athenians saw the necessity of a right training of the youth. He who teaches our youth intemperance debauchery or vice of any kind is As much a traitor to his country As the Man who fires a rebel gun upon the Union Flag. But the highest Type of Patriot is the Christian Patriot the one who has been taught the principles of christianity to think unselfishly upon the Good of others As Well As his own to sacrifice without Hope of return and to rest his Hope of Justice and lil it erty upon his Confidence in an almighty god of Justice and of right. If the exercises of this Day have deepened in us the patriotic feeling they have served their purpose. Let us now adopting the thrilling words of Patrick Henry uttered at the beginning of the struggle for american Independence and adding them to the ancient ritual make a new form of our own and say a was it was in the beginning is now and Ever shall Liberty and Union one and inseparable now and a Montreal Boston if you desire to visit any or All of these Beautiful cities take advantage of the Low rate to the Epworth league convention at Toronto offered the b., c. R. A n. By. Full information regarding same May secured from any b., c. R. A n. Ticket agent or addressing. J. Morton. G. P. Amp t. A., Cedar rapids Iowa

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