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Racine Daily Journal (Newspaper) - June 17, 1908, Racine, Wisconsin
The daily journal Weix mesday Twe 17. Thousands attend Camp fire of g. A. Hundreds More turned away from patriotic program which thrilled every com Mander Martin s address deeply moved hearers. An audience that taxed the capacity of Lakeside auditorium filling available foot of space on the great speaker his deep sincerity and Hearty adding to the effectiveness of his words. He told of the origin of the Camp fires now being perpetuated by the g. A. R., the custom having been born in the Hab its of the old soldiers after a dreary Day s March or hard period of fighting gathering about the company Camp fires each evening. Then with a pot of cof fee boiling and maybe a stray Chicken floor crowding the galleries and bul con to the utmost and spread even to the very outer doors of Thi building gathered at the Lakeside auditorium night to attend the Vamp tire of the forty second annual Encampment of the of Wisconsin of. A. Never before has so targe an audience crowded into the building and Annex act estimate of the number is impossible. Five thousand programs of the evening had been printed and it was thought these would More than suffice All needs. They were All Given out be fore the capacity of the building was filled however and Many others crowded in addition. This indicates that the attendance was somewhat Largi i than people who succeeded in. Getting in to the building. In addition to these hundreds of people women and children unable to reach the outer doors and turned Nway after reaching the building. Hundreds turned away. In anticipation of the crowds the peo ple began flocking to the rink at an Early hour arts soon after seve n o clock the was filled with people. The choicest seats of the rink were reserved for members of the g. A. K. And Allied societies und the other seats were not Long in being filled by o clock when the Parade of veterans headed by the sons of veterans and the Aldridge Fife and drum corps reached the rink the building was full and before eight o clock not another person could be crowded in and people were being turned away. A Clear space was provided to the door in order to make sure that every visiting grand army Man should to taken care of members of co. F. Of the Spanish War acting is Ushers and see ing that each secured a seat. Drum corps thrills. At eight o clock the stirring sounds of. The assemble played by the Alridge drum corps grizzled veterans who sounded the thrilling martial notes with no less enthusiasm than in the act fusion of his speech. Ual of the War. Brought the entire h gathering to their feet. The drum corps ind made Comrade of a r. Is Only As old As he. Feels and that is marvellously Young. Faculties Are still you n g and fresh chiefly the memory of the veterans. Many of them Are gaming in memory daily and even now remember with exactness of detail that is Short of marvelous events that never did Lappen in the great struggle. Short on theology. While some of these be continued May be. Short on theology they Are Long on the Faith that moves mountains. They had Faith in father Abraham in general Grant and the other leaders of the great War and chiefly they had Faith. In the Golden Rule which when that was taken As a. Code of living Between nations wars armies and navies will disappear from the face of the Earth. Little Bronze Button. He then touched on the g. A. As an organization which although some times denominated As a secret society whose careless feet had Lead him in j a secret Only As to grip and password the Way of a Union Soldier roasting on j words and. Deeds and acts being open Robert Lang honoured Robert b. Lang unanimously chosen by governor Harvey Post to be their candidate for senior vice department the coals came the time of the Day As the lives of its members. Comparing j commander and unanimously elected to the store that saves you Money. Goods sold for Gash or easy payments special Ivory and Gold Iron bed outfit Dearest in the hearts of the old soldiers Ujj with the Victoria Cross and medals when friendships were made and j of Honor of various countries the Little Bronze Button of the g. A. R., of no intrinsic value is. A prize that neither the wealth of a Rockefeller the eloquence of a Bryan nor the Stren Rosity of a Roosevelt cannot obtain the right to strengthened stories told and retold the stirring fighting anthems Sung and the army spirit engendered and strengthened. He complimented the people of Racine on their hospitality and told of the deep Pride they should feel in the Opportunity to entertain the heroes the civil War. These Are the men said commander Martin the men b fore me now who Lay in Bra Ved the lighting lines., and gave the Lifeblood for their country when to generals and officers about whom i tory is written sat in their tents staved in the rear and gave order they stood on the firing line heard the rebel yells arid the wonder is that s Many of them Are now Here if the 0 port Unity does not come again for Ai other twelve years there will not b Many More. Although there Are by left of. The men we went away to hearts Are Sti Young although the men arc no Longe on the hiring line of youth and women. He then gave All Honor to the bra1 women of Wisconsin through who Means Many of the men were encouraged to enlist and who All through the dreary War Days stayed at Home worked and prayed for the dear ones Awa in the South fighting. Of the men. Who went out of Wisconsin a larg majority were spurred on by some worn an. And were Lead to enter the Servic because of their desire to appear Adan Tii Genously in their commands Martin was roundly cheered on the con was hailed with enthusiasm to Render a number of the stirring War time numbers. Commander Morcy then called the As Sembly to order welcoming them in the name of the City and assuring them of the Pride and Delight Felt by its Citi Zens in offering the few Days hospitality to the veterans. Or. Morcy expressed his extreme regret which was echoed by All present that Lieut. Gen. Arthur Mcarthur of the u. S. A. Was unable to be present and his address the first on the program was Given by depart Parfit commander Martin who was to liar pc made the closing speech. Prior to commander Martin however the department chaplain George w. Case of Portage delivered an invocation asking a Blessing on the Encampment and Pray ing that the intended lesson in Patriot ism love of country be not by thou the Young and old pres rat. Origin of Camp fire. Comrade Burton commander in Chie of the National organization was the next speaker and although he has addressed a Jinny patriotic bodies both state and National never before he de dared has he seen a More represents Tive. Patriotic interested audience Tymn that appearing. At the tink Las night. From the remaining members of the grand army of the re Public 1 Greet the department of wis said the speaker. He Praise the grand old men of this great Commonwealth who did so much Towan maintaining the Unity of this coup try and hag. Age. Of army. The average age of the Soldier in the Union army in the years of 61-65 de conred the speaker was but 19 years and the present average age of the g a. Is just 66 years. Despite these Fig ures the men Are comparatively Young for said the speaker commander Martin is an impressive a woman is Sis old As she looks a 4a.e-.ooci to breakfast f in Tor five cents b i i Start the Day right by eating a breakfast that gives the great est amount of mental and physical strength with the least j tax the digestion. Two i biscuits with a pint hot in ilk will Supply All the Energy needed for a half Day s work the Cost is about five k cents. B always heat the biscuit in oven to restore m cry press. Two shredded wheat biscuits with milk or Cream will Supply All the Energy needed try toasted triscuit wheat wafer for luncheon with butter cheese or marmalade. Wear1. The g. A. He declared has been Well paid for its services and the lives lost in the perpetuity of the country in which they live. This perpetuity no longer depends upon Force but upon the virtue and Honor of the people of the country. The a. A. Now believes Only in army sufficiently Large to put Down riot resurrection and commander Burton also paid a delicate compliment to the women of the coun try saying that every honorable Mother in the land is a recruiting officer for the ranks of the a. A. E. Should the coun try again be in need. Stirring War songs. A heart warming feature of the even ing was the rendition of the old War songs by the members of the Belle City Little chorus interspersed Between the various speeches. After commander Burton s address that office by the Encampment is one of Racine s Best known business men and citizens. He enlisted in 1862 in one j of the famous Irish brigades of Han cock s second army corps and served Al ways at the front with his regiment until the bloody Battle of cold Harbor june 3rd, 1864, whore he was so severely wounded that he was unable to walk without the help of crutches for Over thirteen months thereafter. He has been an Earnest worker in grand army affairs and is a past com Mander of gov. Harvey Post. Impersonator is heard Newton Beers enjoyed in great fraternal drama. The huge room was darkened Only the flickering Light of the Camp fire throw ing shadows about the ranks of the veterans in the front. Then e. Elkerton of Kenosha a member of the Belle City chorus clothed As a Soldier and standing before the fire Sang we re tenting to night on the old camping the chorus joining him in the chorus of the song. The feature aroused a Strong wave of appreciation in the audience and was most effective. Mrs. Northup added greatly to the program singing a number of ballads that warmed the hearts of the old soldiers and finally when she gave a magnificent rendition of America the entire House was swept to its feet in a wave of enthusiasm and joined in. Singing the country s song words of the chaplain. Characterization of Damon and pythias with its difficult roles thoroughly modulated voice of great flexibility seen at its Best. Chaplain in chief Bishop Fallows an eloquent speaker and despite the cloth a sincere and thorough Soldier compared the gathering with the Republican National convention in Chicago from i Vicli he had just come. Without the efforts of these men in the gathering n Racine however in All likelihood the Chicago convention would not be held Here would be no meetings to continue he strength of the country for it would have fallen. Before the War of the rebellion the wealth of the country was Only sixteen Lillion dollars. In the fifty years since he close of the War the wealth of the country to be More than the wealth of England France and Germany Over 110 billion dollars All the of the efforts of these honorable veterans. He then referred to the aged veterans if three wars James a. Rapp who at he age of 83 years is still Hale and Mcarty and is attending the present con mention. The comrades of the g. A. R., Are growing old they Are growing older jut they Are still Young said the Chap Ain who himself is a Veteran of the whole War having enlisted from wis Oisin. He also added that the time vill Coine when the combined efforts of England and Tho american Flag will Bush the tumult of War and Battle in he entire world. Honor or. Simmons Kenosha. An expression of esteem and affection or the z. G. Simmons of Kenosha Vas made by the members the entire gathering rising to the floor and offering onor to that gentleman termed by commander Morey As the grand old Ian of Wisconsin. Or. Simmons occupied a place on the was visibly touched by the Honor. As the program had proved longer than was at St planned the remainder of the pro ram was Cut Short the speakers say no Only a few words each. Division commander Cramer of the sons of veterans told of the purpose of his or a moderately sized audience but nevertheless a very appreciative one was that present at Castle Hall last evening to hear or. Newton Beers the gifted Impersonator in his dramatic characterization of Damon and pythias held under the auspices of Racine Lodge no. 32, k. Of p. As an elocution St or. Beers is without a peer being of a very magnetic personality a thing so Neces sary when one speaker attempts to entertain an audience unaided. The manner in which he handled the. Cli maxes was very impressive and was very much appreciated by the audience pres ent at last night s entertainment. 1the evening s entertainment was be gun with a violin Solo with piano accompaniment by Benjamin Herbt and that Young Man deserves great credit for the excellent manner in which it was rendered. Great fraternal play. Judge win. Smieding after a few Well chosen remarks for the occasion introduced the Impersonator. The judge commented on the welfare of the order animation to Revere the g. A. R., and Ake their lives Happy at present rather Han decorate their Graves in death and Lake permanent the memory of the or animation. Heroes of the late War. The Hon. Max w. Heck spoke for the Panish american War veterans adding he tribute of that body to the members f the older organization. Judge Heck declared we do not participate with in idea of stealing any of the Honor of he older men. But Only that we too a add our tribute of love and defer Nee to the soldiers if the civil mrs. Ramsey and mrs. Kate Johnson several military recitations and the evening close with a few words y past commander in chief Weissert of the knights of its origin and what it stood stating that no More Beautiful Story fraternal love was Ever written than that which was to be Given by the noted speaker or. Beers. That the greatness and unselfishness of Tho pythian Fidelity which pythias showed in his devoted ass to his Friend Damon was the Point that or. Beers endeavoured to illustrate in his characterization and the Way in which he carried himself through the difficult parts of the i play marked him As an actor of the i highest ability. His voice is of a Well modulated and sympathetic nature and his gestures never More than necessary were of a nature to enable the audience to better fix in their mind a picture of the character depicted. Long continued Success. Or. Newton Beers has been on the stage during two generations of theater goers and his life has been one Long continued Success in his chosen profession. Early in his career he became associated with All the greatest actors of the period of whom or. Jefferson was the last living representative and the thoroughness of the instruction received under these Able men and women assisted him greatly to develop into a great dramatic favorite he appearing As a Star in several plays. To left the stage a few years ago to become associated on the lyceum platform and to inter pret the masterpiece of literature individually. During. The past seven years which he Lias been appearing be fore pythian he has Given interpretations in More than lodges in All parts of the country. The Mem Bers of the local Lodge Are to be congratulated on their bringing such an Able speaker to this City and no doubt the interpretation was enjoyed by every person present at last evening s entertainment. Ivory and Gold bed Woven wire Spring Cotton top mattress and a Beautiful Bod Roll Complete at terms Down per week exactly like illustration on extra special value in an Iron bed outfit Complete. Tia finished in the new celebrated Ivory and Gold finish Tabing and fining Are very mass Ive with the latest scroll designs bed outfit Complete with Woven wire Spring Cotton top mattress and bed Roll our special Price on this bed outfit. Seniors and juniors picnic Don t take a Musket to kill a a very Small and. Is for a very Small ser vice. Going fishing some of the Best fishing in the world can be enjoyed in the resort Region of i Wisconsin Minnesota and Northern j Michigan fast through trains via the North Western line leave daily for this Ake Region which for variety of inter j est excels All others. Good hotels boarding houses and Camps afford sex j cell Cut accommodations. For de scrip j Tive booklets and full apply to your nearest ticket agent. What shall we have for dessert try jell-0. The Dainty aspet izing eco i Nomica dessert can be prepared instantly add toiling water and serve Cool. Flavoured just re get sweetened just j right perfect to every Way. A Loc package i makes enough dessert Lor a Large family j All grocers sell it. Don t accept substitutes. Compiles with All pure food Laws. 7 Orange. Strawberry Cherry Pacli. Latter Are guests of former at Piper s Grove today. This afternoon the Racine High school senior class accompanied by their guests the juniors departed on the 2 o clock interurban car for Piper s Grove South of the City where they Are hold no a picnic and a general Good time. To is the custom every year for the de parting class to picnic their successors and the elaborate preparations that vere made for today s event caused it to surpass the events of previous years n return for the Honor the Junior class vill hold their prom or reception to he seniors at Guild Hall Friday eve ii s at the Grove this afternoon the Prin Cipal feature As far As known is a Prophesy by Bliss Medora Soskil y which is in poetry form and promises of be very interesting for those present i specially to those who Are no doubt anxious to know what they will he ome in after years. The Young ladies vill serve refreshments and All will eave for the City Early in the evening. Several teachers will accompany the i lasses and it is expected that Many Nore than a Hundred will attend. The in ions have a program for the occasion that they intend to withhold until the entire party is on the grounds the nature of which iras so far been a. Secret. Meat going stint higher prices to be most advanced in past Twenty five years. New York june the present High Price of beef directly to tile Money panic of last october and the operation of Tariff Laws retail Butch ers wholesale dealers and packers yesterday declared that they could Sec Noth ing on which base predictions of lower prices for the Best grades of meat. Dressed carcasses brought from half a cent to a cent a Pound More yesterday in new York than they did on monday an increase since last week of in the Chicago Price of live steers bring ing the Cost of beef on the Hoof higher than it has been in Twenty five years. Twas Competition bitten two months ago by mad dog Man is hydrophobia victim Danville pa., june Gerst. Aged 79 years is dead Here from hydrophobia. Or. Gerst was bitten by a dog two months ago and the wound had apparently healed when the Dis ease broke out. The death of or. Gerst follows a series of mad dog scares in Danville which have extended Over a year. Several of the mad dogs have bitten Many other dogs a number of horses and even per sons. Vendors of strawberries make things Lively at Columbia. Comers. Competition is the life of the is a saying that was amply exemplified this morning in the Vicinity of Colum Bia Corners among the Many grocery stores of that Section. Two whole salers having plenty of strawberries on hand and each wishing to get the Cus Tom of the grocers before the other had a Lively race from one store to another this morning. The grocers were greatly amused at the antics of the rival Drivers but none of them gave either any encouragement giving their order to the first on the scene. A prominent grocer near there was very much sur prised to see. Two wagons drive up to his place of business and one of them drop two crates of strawberries at the front door and the other equal num Ber at his rear door neither leaving a Bill for the goods but jumping on their wagons were gone. The bargain Hunter always reads the r Corn sixty six fears of superiority. Just the thing to go Witk All kinds of fresh or stewed f Rait either As a delicate sauce to pour Over the fruit or As a Blanc Mange or pudding to serve with it. Before another meal drop postal for original recipes and cooking Kelps and learn what a practical cooking Aid Kings Ford s Oswego Corn starch really is. Its Many uses will Surprise you. Tor making custards Blanc manges ices puddings dishes that depend for goodness upon Corn starch has been chosen by Best Cooks for three generations. T. Keg Ford son. Oswego n. Y. National starch co., successors great alteration Sale is now going on for the next 30 Days i will sell at greatly reduced Price. All broken lots will be sold at less than Cost Price to clean out the Stock. Call and see if there is anything at your Price at this Money saving Sale Kambach s shoe store Corner sixth and Wisconsin streets making and saving everyone likes to make c Money. It is not so much what Yon. Make Bat what Joa save that Founte in the end. By opening an a. Count with the commercial it savings Bank and making regular weekly deposits you will be surprised to see How much you can accumulate in the course of few years. It will establish the Best Protection for old Ana. Interest paid on 70 savings commercial Bank Racine wis. Capital and surplus theatrical. Racine theatre sunday june 21 the Denver express the Acme of stage realism the greatest Railroad scene Ever introduced on any stage. The flight of the Denver the fight for life the Battle with the indians prices matinee 25, s5. 50. Bijou Vod evil matinee daily evenings admission Loc ind is evenings 15c 25c s onday and Holiday matinees Saow prices As Eesa Rcd stats on Sola at City drag store. Wisconsin phone 2855
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