Newspaper of Evening Star, May 30, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 30, 1873 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR. fikHfhH Iftlly, tu4ay? Al TEE STAR BUILDINGS, rtavjlmla AiMMi eor. Illfe it, m nwn? nil inspim mput, * ml mj r/MJ.v.r, ? tBB BVE1TIN0 IT AH it ?ervod by earrlert to umi r.t*rit-fr? at TkC'iiti rii wi>i,"r Fgbty fovs ClSTI* rn MD1TH. Copies U the oouuter ? fixr? each. Bj Btll-tkrN MUki, f 1J8, w Ei-atha, |3 N, on* year, ?? TBI WEEKLY STAR-Published Frlday-flB) ? year. ITlDTiriitil; laidf ir.ct, Is UiU ??<??, u4 B* paper MUX longer tbaa paid fur. I of advertising tarnished on applfeatto*. AMUSEMENTS. \\ SUMMER RESORTS. SPECIAL NOTICES. Lffrhn! L"fh??! Iirp< rt?d Sw*d'*h L?-e<-h * will hereafter a'^avs ? ^ ktfi f r or r-tail. by ARTHl'R N AT TA Nfe. I'rugs 1st, corner 21 a..d D -tr? ??:? north- I ?'rt. AL?0 JI?T llfllVES ? freeh ""Pr?y > f *11 new Family a-i.i Patent M-di ci.ee W--enumerate ('?Mnti*. a entistifnto f r Caefor Oil, Oriftor Liuimrnt, Fmiim' Liver 1 i. vir rator. Ayer ? M?dicines, J' h'nck < Mulkinn, ??kkr't Herb B iB<h??ter'? llyf -pli ?that??. Cut Liver Oil* of nil kmltt I?- Jvjne"- M~dictns"?, HeimboMe Buchn. Kennedv '? Wwcerj, Salvo and Lii-i-n* nt, l?gi'?Catarrh Remedy, Pierre ? G< l.Jen Me.l.cal Di?cov?rv. Tard all otli??r Remedies i t the day at my I telar Jo* rat* - f r cssh ABTHIR NATTANS. Druggist, b j Zi-'.T U and D streets a< r:a?nt. BltrkrUr'i Hair Dye i? ?h? best ib the world, Ur it.Ii true Hid Krf?'t Hasr Dye; oo ridiculous lints. rn disappointment, harmless. reliable, in?tan laL' ua Ma< k or br *n, at all druggists', and 16 B< ad "trwl. New York. fJ-ooly .tLLH^eW OPERA HUl SC. JOHN T. FORT .... Proprietor. SIX S1M1T8 ASP SATURDAY MATINEE E. sageasent ..f the bnlliar t JOW| actor. MR. ? HARLES M. W tLl VT, ai.f! first [ ? du tion in thi?city ? f Mr. Cbarles Fus ts: '? thrilling realist i< 'Irani*. THE SWAMP ANGELS; Ok. THr OiIra w* of Ulcl'it. ?. - W alcot in bis ?rmji?r? >n?tion ? f HENDERSON. cr.-esp< ndent of th- New York Herald. S. 1 a rted by a fnll COMPANY OF DRAMATIC ARTISTS. Ado.se: D.vao<l "jcfLt?. reserved teats. 75 cent* and 91. Seats for any evening during the we> k can now be Hturd at the Opera House. m3>-tf WASHINGTON THEATER CUNI?ri. (Eleventh street, tooth Pennsylvania art no* LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON' GIVE I S A BIMPER AT PARTING ' Tb Pv aoUr Char .cter Actor. MR WILLI \M DU VERB, nginal aixl TcrHabl- *? M 1CH1GAN BILL' <-f *:?r tauie. who wa? c,'nn?-te,l with G-n. Buell's i n.ai.d. ?nd *b"?f h.?ir-l rei??i:h ?c*p? *n I dar i ? c aiiTOTitnre* esc?-l the m?t vivid ii.ianinin/s "f r. u a:.te. anil haTc f?.'tn?-d tb" l>?*islbr m ttiy- a talt ?t tiln L. in bi> ifreat iniBers^n???..B f me va v irixxLt:, THE SLEEP OF T a INTT TEARS ' Im ibii li p.>rt raiture h^ is ??? -iiS ? nly to J >#?*pti J? r?< n. * ith new and l -an: fill ?<-^n?-ry . prop-r ; e-. c< stnrii^". He., and a P wrrfal Driiniatic Cai." Ip; R t'M AL INIMITABLE OLIn PERFORM AN< E. NKVt sttNU*. NF.W l> E-, NEW A ? TS ?r FRIDAT. M*t k>. Gran I B?-neti* . Ib- old Wa; H r*,i'TTi' Bl BHANK, *>i"0 ? ?'"-tnil bill * . t ? pre-?-iite,l SATI KDAT. May V, La-t Ni<lit .f th- S, s n J-.:ie ?.gr ud Iiiau?tirai ? p-L.i.rf ? t th- ? OMIgl'l M N M EH i.AROF.N .and i h--* t attra AI>MI>S10N FREE T<? \LL \IM LT?. MP Bi^liaril Pallors ?:.?! >:n ,k- - >,. ;--n <!? '* fr?k9a m t, l^p.:u. Fall ?? a- B C'lMK-t'-Ni Septet . .. r 1. RiU-tf Olt No J Oa Exbibilita tNiw N (H > Bad Saia I ?.ly Iti bt \ _ at (Ira Si NARERITEKI, Bo ?3?MbaUeet. betwe-n V at4 B ?fr#?t?, elfh: doors above odd P* How's Hail I'll let Oil Paintings, Engravii.gs, Cliri>iB'>*, Be. A - , largest atock Paper Hangings. W.udvw Ik *ues. Pictures, Fran.es. Picture Cord* and Tan ??.?. Ri! g?. Nails. Ac., ?? the District ?TTEltMS CASH. PieBae remnrber Naoo >C(t N'.B'bor. )al-ly' All kind* op cast opp wearing ap PABEL can b? sold to the v;rj best advantage fej addressiDf or calling oo JCSTH, ? 19 DstrMt, between Itb and7tb n. ? Be tea by Bali promptly attended to. Caab paid. fU 2|LD GOLD, B1LYBB, BBASS, COPPEB, Etc., U bcBBbt at fair prices for B Bow Terk bouse. H"?>bt 14 Paiailurs bought and s< id. Botea by Bail prtacpOy attended to by ACaBHBTBlJI. 14BB Peaseylraala avewt M-ly* EXCURSIONS, &c. ^|0 POB THE beopebing Or GLTMoNT' GRAND PAMILT EXCl BSION TO u l y j# o y t ? ? THE ISLAND FRIENDSHIP (LIB. 0> MOBDAT. JUNE Bi>, 1473 Tbo saf* and ronmi.idious steamer WAWASET will leave her whart. f,ot ..f Ith St., at S o'clo- k a m , and will stop at Al? \atdria g ing and returning. ? Ample police arrangement- have t.?*en Blade in se ctre order aud arreet all parties engaged in riotoas conduct. Music by the IL ly Hill Band. Ti< bet?, admitting a gent and lady, * 1 11.17 Jt* J|EHEMBER THE INFANT ORPHANS. - ELE\ENTH GBANB FAMILT FESTIVAL. r<>B INt Bg^KP.T oP ^ ST. ANB 8 INFANT ASYLIM. MONDAY -vad TI'BSDA Y, Jnno I and 3-li"'!, AT AMALOSTAM ISLAMV. Open each day from 9 a. m. to 11 p. m. T ckets, M cents. Supper ticket* i including ad n.i?eK)n), one dollar. fres steaai ferriage from f ?t ?f High street. Ge? rgettiwn. every ten minutes. irg-it pXCCBSloNS TO GLTMOBT. trrxk ??p thk PoTo*ac Ferry Compact, ) SlVIVtM Stbkkt Wuaif. } Wa?Hi2ifcTo^. May 21, ltS"X \ On An<* after Jnne 1 the steamer * AWASET can fe chart-red for Bxcarsioits to Gly n.ont i a Mondays. Tuesdays, Wed B*wdays and Thursday s. The steamer _ is n, w it> coBiplete order, having been thoroughly overhauled last winter She has a rtn? . contmodiO'is sai<a>n on her upper deck, and is in every respect adasted to the excursion tuairieM. The Potomac is now beautiful, and Glvm >nt in splendid rendition, basing been tb- roughly repaired ar<l th. ground* jut in g>?d order. F. r i.barter, apply at offiae of Potomac Ferry aipany, foot ofTlli street. m21 2w IIAHKIil R%T IIOl SE, A**?po/it isuliM, 1 fi'-var l .. KSJf M l . situated on the B . ? A Waoh ngton Branch Baltiao re and OhioVcMMV Bailr' a.) Iaproveui-nts have Wsn madi< for the , omtoit of nueets o<iual t<> any summer ras- .t in the slate. Guest* with families will And this li. uae a dr>irablo place for the sommer For fur ther mf' rguiM. addreaa nC 1W GEt>BGE BELL," Proprietor. J" HE HE ALING SPRINGS, ON THE LINE OF THE CHESATEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD, BATH COVATY, FJBtfiJTJA, Will 1^ opened for the reception of visitor* on the l-i OF J1 NE.with acc.n.i.od tnree hi. .dred persons. They are _ ty the Cheaapeak* and Ohio Bailr < i v n.gton dei 't, fifteei. miles by v, easy gradealn One order, aaasing in full view f the 4 ELEHBATED PALLlNi. SPRINGS and the MAGNIFICENT SCENERY ON JACKSON )l 1S E B VPasaenger* by mail tram from tb* ea?t arrive at *ivington at 7:UUp m. Evpr-sa train* from the we*t arrive at SB p m Visitors for the Spring" by tbeaa train* remain < ver bight at O vington. Paaaengers fr n.ail trains from the weal arrive at Coviagton at J at a m Bvpresa train* Ir "nthe ea-t arrive at 7 \s) a ?. Stages and other vehicles f.nr tbo Springs leave Covington every morning Traiaa stop tw~n'y n.in-.lea at C. v iigtoB for breaktast and *upp<-r. Twi. hoteb. ? ith amp e accommodations. EErSN ICH 'S FINE BAND OF MTSIC is en r?*sd f? r the via n, and th* u'ual facilities for "lationa forg. . A re acceaaibls wcN^M niroad fr< in JfjHX by a rtne tarupia^if anios.n ent ate*, reereatioc provided De^-nptive pamphlets can be had of Ms Pureell, La<ld A Co.. Bicbiuond, or of tl?e Agsut at the Spring*. Tebxs Board? fj per day fdu par month Chil dren and c<>lore,l servants balf prica. M ? Hotsron. M D ? resideiit plirtician. mtt-ai w f tm B II (JCARLES, AgoBt. \yEt?T END HOTEL, AT L?5W BRANCH, M. J., WILL BB OPENED ON THB 19tb OF JUBB ^ JAEpEEB.?Fa?r_ Mo. 1 , fBrnlihiT Aiao.f >ABD,inabea Hdtky locality TWO CENTS. EVENING STAR Washington News and Gossip. Thi National and District government offices were closed tc-day. Prohibition at Fohtress Moxrok?Gen eral Harry has prohibited the sale 01 spirituous or icalt liquors at Fortress Monroe. Inpru tor General Hakdee. I". S. A., in a late d."patch announces his arrival at Portland, Oregon, from the lava beds, where he has been in the course of his tour of inspection. Military Cadet Nomin atid?Representa tive-elect P. 8. Crooke has nominated Master John Mitchell, a son of the well-known resi dent of the Fifteenth ward, Brooklyn, of that name, for a cadetship at Went Point, and the youth ha? been ordered hi the Secretary of the r.avy to report at Annapolis for examination. Proc*raxmb for the concert by the Marine band at the President's grounds to-morrow af ternoon : 1. Inmar Line Quick March, a* played at Boston .Itibilee; Warren. 2. Selections from William Tell; Rossini. 3. Autograph Waltz and Intr. (by request); Strauss. 4. Potpoiiri from II Trovatore; Verdi. 5. Quadrille (Con cordia); Bogenhont. 6. Merry Birds; Gurnbert. 7. l'ream on the Ocean; Gungel. *. Finale. The concert will commence at 0 o'ci'k prompt. A Republican Representative Gained? An elaborate opinion, signed by all the judges of the supreme court of New Hampshire, has been sent to Governor Straw, to the effect that when the town clerk's record and return of votes for representative in Congress are accord ing to the moderator's count and declaration, the governor and council are not authorized to require the clerk to amend his record and cor rect an error in the count. This opinion of the judges will elect Austin T. Pike, republican, to Congress from the 2d district. Wrni'T Have It.?Representative Roosevelt recently tendered to the New York department of education his ?4.700 back pay, but the board has rejected the proffered gift, passing unani mously "under the loud and prolonged applause of everybody in the hall," a resolution "that highly approving and commending that nice ?ense of honor which makes the Hon. Mr. Roosevelt unwilling to appropriate to his per sonal use any j-ortion of that sum of money winch w as voted by the late Congress in cir cumstances so peculiar, and appreciating and *hanng the sentiments which have affected his jn-'.gnient in deciding not to retain the same,do tierenv most respectfully decline to accept the ?um thus offered, on account of its origin; as defined by the donor."' Personal Cards are out tor the wedding of Mr. Henry I>. Cooke, jr., and Miss Howell I>odge. to take place in St. John's church, Georgetown, on Wednesday evening next, .June Ub Mr. dames Wilton Brooks, who in herits his father's share of the New York Er i ,m, is now at Yale, being educated to take his father'- position Mile. Prevost- Paradol, a .laughter oi the French minister Ut tfus coun try. whose death by suicide in this city caused so'much sorrow. has taken the vail at a "con vent in Paris. Mr. James Bellew, the well known bookseller ami stationer on Seventh street, will leave on the 5rh of June for a sojourn of four months in his native land?Ireland?for the benefit of his health, on his return, in the fall, he will bring a great many souvenirs of the old land which will gladden "the hearts of our Irish-American population E. l>. Webster, es.j., well-known here from his connection with the state department and the internal revenue service, has been unanimously appointed super intendent of Castle Garden by the new board of emigration commissioners of New York. ....The President was yesterday informed by ex-Governor Jewell ofhis acceptance of the ap jiointment as minister of Russia The St. IjOuis K'pulliran of the 2*th says: '-Miss Anna Dickinson, as we learn from a reliable pair of lips, is to be married to-day to Senator Allison of Iowa. Lixoiriiiu Snow?The Boston Journal of Mav 24th says: Some ot the roads in Plymouth and' Reading, Yt., are yet impassable on ac count of snow. And the same paper has a let ter from Augusta, Me., dated (the 23d, which says: On many hill slopes the snow still lin gers. In IMxmont three feet of snow is report ed in some places. In many fields in that town, which are being plowed, the ground U white with snow. Condition or McCartv, thi Richmond Duelist The Richmond Enquirer says that McCarty, wounded in the late Richmond duel, is doing as well as could be expected, but he suffers a great deal from restlessness and ina bility to sleep comfortably, as is common in cases of wounds /ike his. The probability of his convalescence In a few weeks is very strong, and there is no likelihood that he will be perma nently lamed. A Respite.?The two negroes, Mordecai and Griffith, sentenced to be hanged at Raleigh, N. C., to-morrow, for the attempted murder of a white man named Hicks some time since, have l-een respited by the governor until June 6. the governor in the meantime considered a petition to commute the sentence to imprisonment for life. Republican Ideas is Spain.?The Madrid t.az'ta promulgates a decree prohibiting the use in official documents of titles of nobility. The republicans have sent delegations to Espartero, urging him to accept the presidency. The Spanish government has authorized the crea tion of another society tor the abolition of slaveiy in Porto Rico. The Carpenters' Strike in New York ? It is not believed now that any general strike wi.l occur among the carpenters in New York unless the bosses of the eight hour shops decide to change to ten hours. The recent proposi tion of carpenters to builders to make nine hours the compromise at the present rate of wages, to last for five years, was rejected. Fori Plat Suspected?A colored man named Tavlor, a hand on board a schooner tra ding between Richmond and New York, was found drowned 1b the river at the former place, Tuesday. It is supposed he was murdered by another colored sailor in whose compamy he was last seen, and between whom there ha 1 been some ill-feeling. McMahon as Presidentpor Five Ybari? The conservatives in the French assembly intend to propose a law making the president responsible to the assembly for his acts. It is rumored that a motion will be made in the Assembly to proclaim a republic, and confirm McMahon as president for a term of five years. A Philadelphia Alderman Jpoobd? John B. Gallagher, an alderman of Philadel phia, was on Tuesday convicted of extorting illegal fees, was fined ?100, and sentenced to imprisonment for nine months. This sentence carries consternation to other alderman of that city. _______________ Selection or a Midshipman?Arthur B. Tracy, aged sixteen, residing at *4 Greene avenue, and a student of the New Yorkoolloge, has been selected by competiti ve examination from among twenty-six candidates fer the place ot midshipman in the naval academy at Annapolis, in the gift of Mr. Woodford, M. C. The Warren (Me.) Murder?The coroner's n.|nest in the Warren murder case in Camden, Maine, has ceased, with a verdict that Dr. Baker came to his death by means of a pistol in the hands of Lacy Ann Mink. The time for her tto not yt tied. Thi xihu of Philadelphia and Ileadinr coal and iron company have published their protest against new rules extending the hoars ot labor, and avow their intention to strike, not at present hut whenever they can do so to ad vantage. ____________ Tbi Ccbah jsatBuBBTe attacked the town ot GuaaeJe Sunday. The garrieon, aided by a gunboat In the harbor, made a vtgwoasdefense, and the assailants were obliged to withdraw. ?7-Apothecaries in Massachusetts are pro hibited from selling Intoxicating liquors. VOnce more Hon. Ignatius Donnelly denies thai he ie a candidate ror any ofioe of Mil ?ota. VLewieton, Me., Is to have ice water tanks MtheeerMrs of the principal streets daring the VtlNnis quite a movement In Ohio to make the Ben. W.?. Groesbeck the democrat candi date fhr governor. yidvaid J. Eddy, the stxtoon-ysar eld sen of a prominent resident of Chicago, has been ' tm voting MEMORIAL DAY 1873. THE UNION DEAD. Decoration of their Graves with Floral Offerings. A Nation's Tribute to its Dead Defenders. IMPRESSIVE (EREMOMES. THE DAT AT ARLIXGTOX HEIUHTK. A National Halnlf -Oration by Rev. T. l>r Wilt IHImtidfC. D. !?., of Brook - I)B- OriRiB?l Pv?m, by E. A. Duncan. M. D., and Comrade J. P. Irvine?Hymn* by a 4 horn*or Fifty Voire* Decoration of CI rave* ! OTHER CEMETERIES. The U raven of Secretary Stanton and Uew. Reno and UrilUn Decorated at Oak Hill ?Reading of a Poem by HIm Ware?Exercise* at tne Old Soldiers' Home ? Address kv Den. Lcggett, and Poem b? In. 1. B. Greene. Tbe t'nlon Dead at Conifremlonsl. Ulfnwood. and Battle Ceme teries Not Forgotten, Ac. Memorial Day has come to he regarded as one I of the most sacred of American commemorative I holidays. Unlike some of onr national holidays I it has grown in favor with the passing years, until now its observance by all lovers ot their I country has become general, an<l to-day I throughout the length and breadth of the land in quiet village churchyards, as well as in the I great repositories of the nation's dead-the graves of those who FULL IN PirtNCK OF THE CHIOS j were decked with floral tributes of affection, ai;el the memory of their patriotic services re- I vived in thousands of loyal hearts. At the cap- I ital of the nation, in and around which repose <?ver Union soldiers! es pecial attention has always been paid to the ob- I servance ot the day. and the occasion has been regarded as a holiday, all the Government an.l I District offices being closed in order that a fuli opportunity might ?e afforded eniplove* to par ticipate in the ceremonies, which are conducted I underthe ausp.ee, of the Grand Army of the I OFFICIAL OP.PERVANCE OF THE TAT. In accordance with custom the different de- I partments of the government were closest to- I day in compliance with an executive order of I the President. All the offices of the District I government were also closed bv order of Gov ernor Cooke, who recommended that the pupils of the public schools, and the citizens of the district generally join in the observance of the beautiful and touching ceremouies of the occa- I sion. The different bauking houses and manv I other places ot business were also closed. I rP.KPAKATIO.N8 FOR THE OCCASION. The preparations of the Grand Army for the I proper observance of the occasion commenced I about ten days ago under the direction of an executive committee aupointed by the Depart ment Encampmen, of which comrade F. H. I Nprague was chairman. This committee in I turn appointed a committee on decoration and I grounds consisting of twelve gentlemen and torty ladies, comrade A. H. G. Richardson being chairman. Mr. P. (j. Lautrup, of the ofti. e ot the Supervising Architect of the I rieasury. who performed similar services last I year, was placed in charge of j THE ARTISTIC DK< ORATIONS at Arlington Heights. For more than a week I past the members of the executive and decora- I tion committees have been busily engaged night | and day at their headquarters, 320 ?th street, in I making evergreen wreaths, garlands, crosses. I anchors, shields, and other devices, and the re- I suit of their labors was shown to-day in the I profuse and beautiful decorations at Arlington I a^U,?otbei coteries *Mted bv detachments I of the Grand Arm v. I Among those who contributed flowers were I the ?idow ot Secretary Kawlins and Hear Ad- I miral Sands. I A few days sinf e the executive committee re- I celvedj.OQO miniature American flags, shipped from Philadelphia for decoration purposes. For I several days past tbe committee have had de- I tacnment* at work in the different cemeteries I making preliminary arrangements, and last I ?2 funtil a late hour in completing the final preparations. EM ROCTE TO ARLINOTON. I The day opened with a clear sky ami a sultry I atmosphere, and excepting the heat, which was I at times somewhat oppressive, the weather was I all that could be desired by those who partici- I S.ted in the exercises. Early in the morning tachments of the Grand Army left in carrl ages for Soldiers' Home and the other smaller cemeteries, and at about ten o'clock the main column, preceded by the Marine Band, took carriages aud omnibusses at Grand Army hall and proceeded up the Avenue towards Arling ton. In the carriages were the members of Company A, Washington Grenadiers, Captain Habneman. commanding. The line was in charge of Comrade George E. Corson, officer of the day, with Comrades .lohn Enoch, J. M Kline, and W. T. Kelly as aides. THE BCSH FOR "OLE V1BOINNY." At an early hour this morning the roads lead ing to Arlington, especially the route via Georgetown and the Aqueduct bridge, were thronged with people on foot and in all kinds of vehicles, en route to this cemetery. At the corner of High and Bridge streets, in George town, there was a great number of wagons of every description, anxiously waiting f6r pas sengers. From thts point to the Virginia side there was a jam of pedestrians, horsemen, and vehicles all tne morning. As early as lOo'clock there were as many as 10,000 people on the i I>KV?n'v Her? parties, with their lunch baskets, sought out shadv nooks and discussed with zest the various "C^Tat.V,re which they were provided, while they awaited the arrival of the procession! THE HEAT AND DUST created great thirst among the crowd, ami a general rush was made to the well In the rear of the Mansion. It is unnecessary to say that their disappointment was keen when it was discov ered that no ?? moss-covered backet hung in the 7 . A. *>oy standing near by in formed the inquirers that It had accidentally iSf lto to the bottom of the well, but the general belief was that it bad been removed by the renders of lemonade, and as r1? Df^rt?rt gPf,n* 18 * considerable distance from the Mauioo, many preferred to "SHRLL OCT THEIR STAMPS*' ?t the rate of five or ten cents per drink for the slope usually sold on such occasions. Some onterprising youths taking advantage of the situation drove an active if sot a renumerative business in selling ice water from buckets at one cent per drink. Other youngsters turned P?B?7 kjr holding horses awl doing other little jobs about the grounds. On the the rsadway booths asd stands were erected for the sale ol ice cream, soda water peanuts, ginger cakes Ac., and o^asionally a tnde sign was sees displayed on the trunk of trees and wagons of "fresh cool lager for sale " 4fec. ' On tbe west side of tbe mansion house and strung along the carriageway were a line of stands, where soda water, confectionery, sheets of ginger cake, cigars and oranges were sold? one of an old-time country militia master. One man had a stereoscopic diow, and gave views of battle scenesTwhich attracted considerable attention. No liquor was sold or allowed to be brought on the grounds, and bat one drunken man was *ad this one wae outside the enclosure. AT AllINTOI. Tha prorassisn reached Arlington without ?paeial incident, at eleven o'clock, whan the sj: 1 .??? *a ?i?ni tk| nn ln g?W letterS the begin 4<OH FAME 9 STERNAL CAMPING GROUND " | On the cap surmounting tLe arch is the follow ln?: ''Here rests 13,585 of the 315,555 citizens who died in delence of our country from 1861 to 1#C5." The arch is to be surmounted by three closure' *Th? r?n gn'* ?oni?'le^8 en ?5?re' Th? exit tor all vehic es was bv th?? middle gate, over which an ar.h of Ifa^and evergreens was erected. Pedestrians w?re al lowed to enter by this gate. The northern gate closed* ronKh the colored cemetery was kept "THE SILENT t ITT OF TBI DEAD." Arlington Cemetery, comprising over 200 acres, contains the remains of nearly i?,ooo I nion soldiers who died in delence of their c?"ntry. ot these, 4,077 are "unknown." In addition to these there are about 230 graves conuining Confederate dead. A few yea* ?jl7h??rea?,larger "number ot these here, bat all those who were natives of Virginia and friendppaf0"U* h*Y* bWn rem^ved by their THE AMPHITHEATER, which is a permanent structure, was commenced on the 2d day of May, and sinoe that time about ^ c?rpenters, 12 bricklayers, and 30 laborers i2?'e c?n?tantly employed on it. It was ?iff?* by Gen. Meigs, and constructed under fopuSSfiu ^ turtto, superintendent, In y^f8' deP?t quartermaster. It is oval in .hape, with an exterior diameter of 110 by 130 it hi K?iw*n interior diameter of 70 by 95"feet, i built on a mound raised about tour feet atoit 52 vlr.l??'inttih cemetery,.and is located ai>o?t 100 yards in the rear of the Arlington 5*5^ nils aboUt 2? yards in ,ront of the t^mb hi ?*nL .0nWM To-dav it was covered with hut m H ' ,,raJ'ed Wlth American flags, *hrm ?ir col,rRe of a year or two, when the ^Inb\,?ry ? .vines to he planted aroun<l it ?hall have attained their growth, it will be a picturesque feature of the cemetery. The ros k *bout 300 l?ersons and'the amiihi. theater about 4,000. A temporary railing sur rounds the rostrum, and it is reached bv three stone steps at either end. " te The Deeorations to day were more elaborate than ever before, the entire space of si* or eight acres between the Arlington House and the tirst row of graves in the cemetery being decorated, and over 1 ixm tmall American Hags, and 3,000 feet of garlaisls .1, work',ls before stated, was done under the supervision of Mr. Paul c Lautrup. " " v* THE OFFICERS GRAVES were very tastelully decorated. Flags of all nations were susj^nded from the trees, and three iiI*^.,*nd beautiful archways, made entirely of American flags and evergreens, were placed over the avenues leading to the cemetery Across one ol the avenues, near the ampitheater .Vnr> fe arch was erected, and to the richt' ol this arch was a tent made of national colors. '?THE TOMB OP THE UNKNOWN" was decorated to-day with great taste. To day it was fairly ^covered with Hags, grace fully draped aud festooned, while a pyramid of the national ensign relieved the squatty flunear anceol the monument. From the cannon to wiri0*1' I8 p ramid garlands of evergreen were suspended, and a handsome shield on the from and back of the base completcd the di oraticiiis here. THE ARLINGTON HOrSK had also received its share of attention. For several days painters have been at work about the building, and yesterday they completed their part of the task, the buildtng presenting a ra?r;Vieat..a,>,,C,*rance- T,ie portico was deco rated with a large shield, and the national colors were tastefully festooned around the fhiU?ln?*" "?e staff '*? ' ront of the building the flag?"Majestic monarch of the cloud" Hoatcd1 at hall mast. Immediately in front .>f we,t P,accd rustic urns and vases Riled with rare plants, all in full bloom. (,?(L.r""^out tbe cemetery the grass had been cut, the flower beds put in order, and every cttv of the dead' to 1116 ot" the silent THE PRESIDENT occupied a front seat on the stand, and was ac companied by Mrs. Grant and Miss Nellie. Ashe was escorted to his seat the assemblage arose. Among other distinguished person *fae rostrum were .Secretary and Mrs Fish, Secretary Belknap, Secretary Richardson and daughter. Attorney General Williams,Gen Whipple, Major Bacon, and Col. Audenreid, o ,Tit^J?ef?nan?"faff' rTen- Babcock, Col. Lud ? iington, Gen. Meigs, members of tha Japanese legation, Frederick Douglass, and others. The Exeretsea were opeued by a nationalsaluteof thirty-seven guns from a battery near the mansion. The full Marine band then performed an appro l'lec?> after which, the committees of the f? ^ Armv and the invited guests being seated m the amphitheater, Department Commander 5'.^' Sj'r?gue called the large assembly to v j Be*. O. H. Tiffany, D. I?., then invoked the throne of Divine grace as follows > "'AVER OP REV. O. H. TIFPANY. O Lord God, maker of Heaven, of earth, author of life, giver of all good, we call upon Thy name. Thy years change not; "before the mountain were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth, the world even f rom everlasting to everlasting Thou art God." Tny creatures "endure but lor a moment." "Our days are as an hair breadth,our age is as nothing before Thee." "The days of our years are three score years and ten; if by reason ol strength they be tour score years, vet is their strength labor and sorrow; tor it it'is soon cut off, and we By away." We bless Thee, for all rhy mercies unto us. We thank Thee for the ^"a.UKl<. .W?^ld fltt*d ,or our habitation,for the joy that gladdens it, for the peace that rests upon it, for the opportunities given us on this Thv footstool to prepare for mansions in the Father's house. We bless 1 hee for all the ties that bind the earth we live in, with the land that is very

far off; tor the preparations of Thy love, the in vitations of Thy word, the redemption of iny son, the mission of Thv spirit. e,,tb*nk Thee tor Thy dominion ln the earth for the demonstration of Thy ruling w>wer over kingdoms, dynasties, and nations IK, T,?'ee.kin.*8 rejgn and princes render justice. i 1 i Thee for Thy mercies to our own land. For we have heard with our ears, O, t^,'. h F^V' bave^told us what work hn- TK? iS .H'C,,r ? da>'8' in the time of old; how Thou didst drive out the heathen with Thy hand,and plantest them; for they got not by their own swofd; nei ther did their own arm save them, but Thy right hand, Thine arm, and the light of Thv countenance, ^e bless Tht^. for our progress in all industry and commerce; for ouf re sources ot wealth and power; our fields, our *?* ,our, Inlne9' our mountains, rock clon?i P?ercing; our vallies, plains, and prairies clothed with verdure, our rivers rolling oceanward?for our culture, our colleges, schools, ?nd libraries?for our prosperity at i??J5? ai?0!^ re'ations with all oilier !? ^ thank Thee for our national record; _?i I ? hero,c d^ed" ?Dd Patriotic devotion which have secured these blessings to us and to ?"r children. We come to-day to pay the Uibute of our gratitude to the memory of our ahfri^?Ih/n^n ra,,k* "BWW even ,an umT- Al decorate Uie green turf of their graves with bright and living flowers, so may we cherish their patriot inn, enshrine them in our memories, think of them as our own. since by their sacrifices we ?re secured in freedom. As we ~me wUh reverent steps into this oonsecrated ground, and offer our devotions under J? canopy now dedicate in perpetuUy to thcee rites and services, may a kindly feei ing grow up in onr hearts; may the asr>eritu>s ^^f^fc^P-tatrifse be iiteJd^y tte Mpial influences of pcftoi: bit the ChHttir In oar hearts, even while we honor above all i^s.'xr^ai things May be to ordeaad and settled bv their 2SU2SUa2d tju>b??*l>d ??reet feaadations. knowledge of wheas staadeth our eternaTilft The lifrip ttillgK ? w B*?" "? flTe us peace. inclusion Dr. E. A. Duncan came forward an.l I rtad the following poem: Oriflail Form "Mfmorial." , . BY K A DISCAX, M . ?. ?\notl er Bwt nit >?r on the wave of Time'. tide, I A?<>n it goea ruabing, so resistleasly fast. 2**[*r ?*ay drifted, as the other year* drift. Till l< ?t in the wtn of the fathomletoi past Aim many .lear comrade*, far on its broad billow. HMed ont from our view aawe watr.v^l i? I the shore Mai.) mho met with Of on thi- same sacred ap>t i"*' twelve month- in",bnt who'll meet us no more I r ill many and -ad'ning have been the dark change* I Tt<at have shrouded our heart* with ita dread pall of I glooto; And often onr e*ra havebeen -ho. ked with the echo, I As last, op a. me loved one, clanged the doog of the I tomb. So?e have died in thtir hums, some have sunk in I the sea, Ard some have met death on the battle-field s?n.l?. Lin. tbe heroea for whom our flag n<>w ladrape I. 1 .u- f*" 'neath the savage's hind-; in the held, in the can p, on the ocean thev die: And we monrnfull) maik, aa we reckon each >ear, I Hew the arrows of Death have been thinning our I ranks. I And how le-sened onr number each time we in. et I here? i 1 lie dread angel'* I.lack pinions over our pathway i rlirowe oft it? dark shadow, and hia cold blasting I breath I the blood in our heart. as herides on the g.?le. I ,r d af'h*n comrade?while recruiting for I Ft?t *few Phort ?#.*?..n?, and th- la?t on* will ronf. I I ? hrm* hit laM ??ff rio*. *n?i the lant tim. to *>?#p I J'1*? turn away silent, to come back not again, L Till tliey bring him. and lay him among the~e to I sleep. lint all w ho rejoice in the great boon of living ! Must deliver it up. w hen they reach th- dread shore I LM that m -asurele-s sea, the unprov-d hereafter. Where the traveler to return a??erm 'e' I But ti-sad to contemplate the end of a life I That has wholly neglected humanit)'s claim, I And e'er turned a deaf ear to each call of duty, I So that no one will mourn him, or cherish his nam. . I An end like unto this is doubly surrounded 1 Willi all of the sorrows that a death bed can brim: I There s no soothing draught in the font of rem-m I brance. | And no hope in the futnreto pluck out itsating. I But most happy are thev who, aft. r life * f. ?er. ' f11 '?) u?-hii th*ii I n.den a* if taking tli**ir r*^t. V* HI ko<'*ing they leave a proud record l^hiDd I thfin, And a name that w ill ever be cherished as 1.1 esse. I Like those we have gather.-d fr m ftelda ol their I elory, And ha?e tenderly laid prev ious treasures to keep, Wh'-re we ma> come ye*rl> with off rings memorial. I Anfl piously lay them where they peacefully sleep I They went to tbeird. ath lik-th ?.? who in dying I Sink down in their graves, and are remembered n I W*?re; I But like th.?e wh< put oft a p-fishing garment. To d< u oue immortal a* e'er inartyr'd saint wore. I &l?d *hen history writes down the tale of eur gran I Their names shall be em I.aim ??<1 insoog 31,4 jn atorv 1 \ud the part that they played shall with teverence I (?eu.ld, \\ h;le one voire remaineth to speak of our glory I And the spot whicli their ashes have made hall-w-d I ground, A patriot s Mecca' fronKtfenceforw.ird -hall bo. To w hich Columbia s sons will pilgrimage make, A* to Araby's shrine tk. Mo,lew devotee' \"d in the far future, wh. n these infant prattlers- I MiinI t?? life's ImtUhk" tffief? I ttill?t<K>p neath the load of a* uinuUtm* year* I .\i;d the weav7 weight tUat conns wit* "*cetie aud I yellow leaf; ' I rh._v II sit in Summer shade, or by the Winter's tir- , I \ud their grtudchildren call to lea ve their childish I games, \nd h> ar the old man ? tale of these, our martyred I braves, ' ^ I \c?l learn w ith lisping tonguetospeak theirh- nored I tiaioec. I rhn? will gerrratfon to generation tell The story ol the past, and of our cherished dead: Al.I here each Sprixgtituebring the floral crown of I May ? To lay upon the turf, above their -acred bed The bones of the ty rant ai d scept red oppressor Deep buried -ball lie under Time's gathering dust, I The -word of the Conquer r who warred but f^r I conquest W ill have wasted away 'neath centuriea of rust; But the crowns of th ?e Sovereign-, and the sw r.l- I tliat t hey wi' ld' d e'er will tarnish or rust, in all coming ages: Nor their laurel wreaths fade, or their uiemorie- I grow dim, W hile Truth guides the stvlqs on Fame's goMen I pat-es? , P^ir livoa, and their dying, shall e'er furnish a I tnem?* | E.?1r."onK to ??'?* Minstrel. or Romancer's atory, While there s left oa earth aught to revrence the I ^ good, Jr those who cave up life for their Nation'- gl <r\. (very river and rill shall be linked with their name I In historic legend, or in chivalric rhyme. Bitch mountain and bill shall each haveth?ir store I fiat w-ill send down their fame through the arc ha* I of Time. I Long rent uries after our bonea have mouldered tm! mixed with the dust of on own and far lauds I Thfcre still will I t those who will come, yearly nil' I grima i r-deck these mound* sacred with Spring s richest I garlands; rhns showing to all ag s that th ?s.. w ho have died, I [n detence of their country on War's gory p!aiu, I filled a proud mission, met a fate that was noble? I I death that waa glorious and lived not in vain. The choir then wng "Peace on fcarth," aiter ehieh the H?v. T. De Witt Talmage, of Brook yn, N. Y., delivered the following oration: ( Oration of T. De Witt Talinave, D. D. tritHdi of those who Died for their Country i I give you my right hand in *vm|.atby, condw- I ieiice and congratulation. Assembled for the I irgt time in thin memorial buihlim;, let ua be- I lore any words be uttered, dedicate it to the loly purjK?e for which it ha* been erected I W e consecrate it to the memory of the country's ! martyr? and to the God of the soldier and the I jailor, the God ot the land of the sea, the God of I Gettysburg and South Mountain. Year alter I k ear may it stand to show that they who suffered tnd died lor their countrv shall be held in ever- I lasting remembrance while the name of our I enemies shall rot. OnfArliugton higliu. to-.lav I there are three armies assembled. The one te a 1 great host ot sympathetic souls?your hauds I Mid eyes and lips all expressive of gratitude I tor which our departed brethren did tor us in I agony and tears and blood. If there be in all I this audience a soul so base as to feel no tender- I uess or thanks, let him be aone now and take I liis polluted toot out of this holy dust. But hail I all the sympathizers who have come here to- I lay! Hail to the living soldiers who have I come to look upon the resting place of their I comrades! "Hail to the chief!" The second 1 jrmy on these heights is the army of the dead- I Bfteen thousand! Walk softlv about the place L They have gone into tent for the night; their I iiead on pillow ot dust; their arms stacked; their I inarch ended; their battle tought. Sleep on I preat host, till the morning streams through I the rifts of the tent and the trum^t sounds tie reveille ol the resurrection! The third armv mi Arlington Heights is the invisible host that I hover above us-tbe immortals who mingle in ill grand and holy occasions, led on bv the^ord ... "P*1?' wLo is niightv in battle. Bleased be His glorious name forever. But why should we -elect these graves for especial honor ? It is no isolated or strange thing foi men to die id bat tie. At Chalons 300.000 men fell. In Marius' trrjy ?10,000 men feli; under Jhengisghan, at I I i.vat, l.tioo.ooo fell; at Keishar 1,750.<>00 fell I In one campaign of Xerxes Are million men arere sacrificed. Think of the ll2,noo that per ished in the seige of Ostend; of 30oootVat I J<ru**lenB; of one million sight hundred and eleven thousand dead at 1 toy, and remember that the slain in battle iccording to an estimate rendered upon a stated inent of Edmund Burke, have been many more imes than the present population of the whole sarth. When it is so common a thing to die in I tattle, why select these graves ?ilh sucE fjiecialty of reverence and affection; it is for the same reason that when a child takes a handful >f flowers out to Mount Auburn or Laurel Hill h Greenwood she puts 'hem all on one grave in ;he family let. \ou say: "Why not scatter Lhem all over the cemeterv?" she will tell rou "'tis father's grave." 6o my friend. Ar lington u our famfly plat iu the world's mat ?emetery. The men who lie here went forthlrom >ur homes. The dread war proclamation came rat. Father came in from the poet office and ixcitedly read It and said: wonder If any of rar boys will hare to got" That very nighi the ions came in from the ield and said "Father rou are too old to go; you stay athoM^uKl take care of mother and we're off to-morrow Dorniag for the war," and then the aong went Jtroyjgh the streets, "Father Abraham we're rlUage depot, and Sea a crowd around the car rtndow and "three tteas throe" were given for the volunteers?Huxxa! Hussa! The battle a?da week after the long list of the dead "'j'W at the post office. Tne father stood '?'W the crowd reading his newspaper, when ????boys vere gone. And now in that house ttirrs are MBffigover the mantel two ftetares?two Iocs not feel well enenghto go ont toSe emw? ,*S5?tffSSL'S2 wound her pictures, er takes them down iw jhe wjUlaad holds them i|i her lap, and fbndtal >n that bov^k mowit 'OOP sleep under the sod at Spottsvlvana Court House. Be careful. of wba? you mv against year government in the pee*. ence of the widow who* husband tell in the fearful charge at Ball'* Bluff. Count the cost before you inraR the flag in the presence of the young man whose father wan Marred to death ? the pen at Salisbury. Malign your country in the presence of that old man whose home wa? desolated by the war. The Mood will come to hi* colorless cheek and the Are to bin lu-ter!e*s eye. aiHl tlie strength to his palsied tongue, and you -hall leel all the con*ummg power of an old man's curse. The nation, with its hand on the brow ot its slain father* and brother* and son*, hath solemnly sworn before high heaven that the institutions for which these men were mar tyred shall be defended forever. But let us nring no partisan feeling- in this decora tion ot graves. In other year*, in vwne places, demagogue* have tried t?> mike capital out ot such gathering*, hut I do not t>elieve in bartering with the bone* ol our country** mart\r*. They have done enough work. Let them sleep on until the last day wake* them. Let nothing be done to stir up the old feud be tween the north and the south. Ssirely, there has been blood enough shed and groan* enough have been uttered and families enough de -troyed to satisfy the worst man on earth and the worst demon in the pit. and if arouud the holocaust of the <]ea*l any han?l north or sxith *hall eveT be lifted to tear down a i?eare e*tat? lisl ed at so much sacrifice, may that hand turn w hite with the snow of an lucurahle lepro-v ' Instead of flower* upon such a villain " grave, let the whole nation come and fling a mountain ?t nettle- and night shade. I am told that after a southern woman had decorate the grave of a -outbern soldier, a northern man wearing a uniform took up the wreath and tore it to the wind*. He may have had on the epaulett*. but he wa? not worthy the name of soldier. 1 would that all the wreaths that have ever been laid upon tbe grave- of the northern and southern dead might be lifted and linked together, each garland a link, and that with that one long bright pleasant chain, a chain ot rose and lilies, the whole nature might be encircled in eterlasting unitv and good feeling. This is the only kind ot .?ham Americans will ever consent to wear, and woe to the government that ever tries to forge another. And now on this ioffl day of Mav lift up your eyes and see in all oar cemeteries, from Siii XTAnciKO to Canada. the whole nation coming with garlands. They are from north and south and east and west, the drum* beat the grand march, and the nuuute gun* are tbe heart throb of the nation's sympathy. Thev come with flowers in wreathe-these aresug gestive of the conqueror: and flowers in crow they tell of sorrows that were born. Flower white?significant of victory. But there are i al-o flowers crimson ai.d red*, the seed of them planted at Antietam, Khiloh, and Hatcher" run?planted in trenches covered with tbe iron take battle, putting forth their red and fiery I bloom to-day. -uggestive of the blood -pilled and the rud<lv flash ot the mu^krtrv. The -?iperstitioes are afraid of gra\e yard* by night, , but I think the most timid child would not l?e afraid to w alk to-nigbt at 12 o'clock in any of I our cemeteries, so fragrant are thev. But some of the soldier.-* grave- w ill be misled to-day, notwithstanding ten thousand hand have been busy stripping garden* and hot hou-es for this magnificent uttering, so I bring three or four gai lauds of my own. The tirst 1 let down into the rivers and -ea* above the coral pillows ot those whose bodies have never been found. They fell from the gunlioat* and tire-rafts They drop|>ed from the cavalry horse? crowing the Potomac They went down in the storm oft Ca|>e Hatteras. They were shot down from the ship's rigging going into New Orleans. They never come home. They were buried without shroud or funeral psalm; the hoarse thunder of the battle their only litany. There is nothing more delicate than this sarco phagus of coral in which thev rest, or more beautiful than the sea weed "that lies above their lowly pillow. But that is no? enough They shall not be misted to-day. With i?ving hands we tot down into the wave this garland of our a fee? ion and gratitude, commending their bodies to Him at whose command the sea shall give up ita dead. Another garland:?The most suggestive in scription above thousand- buried In these national cemeteries is the woni "Unknown." Even their names have been lost?unknown, though fatliei and mother ami wife aud child waited long tor their coming. Unknown, though they gave their life for their couutry. Unknown to man, but known to God. who hath made record of all their wounds aud tears and sacrifice. Their graves have not been forgotten to-day. The htaa of the government they died to save has strewn those graves. But let us go along b> the swamps of the Chickahomi ny and through the Wild* rm w and along by the western rivers and jungles, where men died and received ha*ty burial, perhaps no burial at all?no one to close the eves. Xo one to hold the dying hand Xo one to take the farewell message. 1'nknown: I-el ns sear, h him out. We find him to-day, and cry.??had resting place of the patriot dead.* The gai land of a nation'* thanks we place upon the tomb wet with a nation's tears. Another garland we put upon the graves of the women who died in the service of the sick and wounded soldiers. I>et not their graves be missed to-day. I mean the women who did practical work among the sutiering soldiers?not such work as the woman performed who In a hospital gave tract on the sin of dancing to a man both of whose legs had been amputated, but practical, common-sense work. What would these brave tellows have done in the last hour if the women had uot come into the hospitals'. When the time comes for u? to die, w< want to die at home. The roof may be very humble and the tace that look into our* may lie very plain; t.ut who cares for that. Loving lips to read tbe promises. But those ??boy* in blue" Were d> ing away from home, and what would t*conic of them had not wotneu in the name of Chti!< bent over their couch in the hospital. Men forged the cannon. Men fash ioned the mm-ketry. Men mouuted tbe guns. Men unlimbercd the batteries then lifted the 1 wounded into ambulance*; but women scraped the lint. Wom>n ad ministered the cordial. Wo men wrote the last message to the h.>me Circle. I women wept at the to.ir.ary burial attended >>niy by inyselt ai.<l tour tneti with a spade. The story can never be t>!!j told on earth of Mary Brady among the ?ick at Ch ckahomlnv, ot Anna lios- at "Cooper *lioi> hospital," of Mrs. Kickett's at Bull Una, o; Maigaret Meck enridge comirg to men who bad three week* laid on one side part of the riio** fro/en to the earth. When she turn-d them all who had a whole arm left waved it and hurrahed until the air rang' kgain; or of Mr*. Huge coming down from Chu ago ?.Ui blanket*, and pillows, and sheets and stores, uu?il the men cried, ?? Three cheer# for the sanitary <?ai mis sion fiod bless the woineu at bom- ;" and then sitting down at the sick |h!Iow to heartbe dving message and a rite it. "Tell her uot to'fret about me: we shall meet in heaven; tell her It was all right that I came; teli her to train the ?ao little hoys we lo\e so weil to go to heavem with us, and tell her to hear my loss like a sol dier** wife and t. hristian." or the storv of good Mrs. Shelton, li to whose face the convalescent *oldier looked when -be said, '? Are vou no?*' and be replied, Yes, your grapea and cologne ?lid the busineai- for me." Men did the work with shot, and si eM, and howitzer,and carbine woman hers witti socks, and slippers, and ban dages, and warn drinks, and a chapter of scrip ture. and a stroke of tbe gentle hand across the hot temples, and stories of heaven, where thev are never sick. Men asked of the suffering, ?? Which side did you tight on ? To what rMi ment do you belong?" Women inquireo, ?? Where are vou hurt ? What nice thing can I make for yon to eat ? What makes you cry r' Some of these women for whoa I hare twisted m*y be living yet. If so, they hare had the pkeeute of hearing their own obitaarv well know how beautiful we will make the ground blossom abort them when they really fet under it. I bring another garland. Let it be of the richest and most aromatic towers. Let them he in it amaranth and gieen branches. Let it be brighter than ever placed on the brow of Roman Conqueror , and we will place it not VI IM/lU?ai VVUUM\I?? ? wmmmtM WW waia aw uvi on the graves of the dead?but on the brow* of the living soldiers and sailors, the Grand Army of the Republic. It to high time in this eouatry that we stepped postponing until after deata the praise we owe to men while living. We cannot pay you lor the privations yea mOTored, for the arms that was shattered or the eye that was pot out; but we ahall net forgot year sacri fices because von have pat off year anif erm- I offer yen everlasting in the name of a Union restored, of a juieiamsnC reestablii' aad a race redeemed from servitade, so l from the time the en rices ta the eastern ? until It seta behind the Sierra Nevada* Its burning eye et?ot discover i single slave. Thank God that in all the toad all are free aad equal with the determination, by the h*b> of God, and ear eva right ?rm ef always * free. But the bright _, graves to-day will la ft little while' petals will scatter, and ore* the "< will he duuRd. ito that If ? hidsber bead. Wewa*ta wreath of Ive deitor uMt.r*th Tliv a a or,1 from 'he tr*t<uMil >1 cloud on U<oio?l Moititoiti. v* cry to Tker tbtt Thou wilt ? |w ???? tkr ie?r? 01 ?r 11 at age ?im1 wntowhood It ?* iwt *?< taucb praiae* thfy ??nt ?> brrixl It la high time that it ????>? u> be wrwurt tlill 'k? mtli who U*t ar arm ot a l?| is lighting out t*lUw ?tioukl have to grind Laral or^an. at tbe at rear t .OTtier*. and that tL<- ?"im? whoa* b i?b?ml | in?tiftl li? battle at tL* |k>mt ot the ?word -ho jU: beraell.'di* at the point of the neaslir l/t the children of the dead soldier* an 1 aalloo he tbe iirtuof the nation, ami firwt rate arboota taught the akotv ??t Nathaniel I .yon, in who*. Ust l axomt charge, their father * penaaed. and (?f AidrrarTi. under a horn their father fought until thev smothered in the caaomenta. and of Karragtir. nixl?r whom their father* *t?<*t when water. *k\ and ahtp buret the Mace ot battle*. Yea. teacb all our children the* lew* n?. att.l what Marathon wit to the lirfekv bv way of inspiration let Maicooi Hill*, and sh lob", and Kort ls>nel?i?n he to our children. Where we are trvmi; to ia|irw u|>un them ? hat the redempt ion ot the land coat. and we fail U> recall hundred- i* the hra\e men who |.erl*he?l for the 'and I et it* take two name* ar auggeatiou ot all the ro*t. both ot them martyr*, the one prriahing at the l>e-giniiig and the other at the clow two name* eier dear to American heart* -two name* never to die?Kilo worth tlie tir?t an>l Abraham Lincoln the last. In all nine to come let thi* Memorial >lay he kept. Strew ttower? on all the martyr*' grave*. Strew th?m on the head* that ai bed. and ovm llie heart* that bled, and over the teer that hllstrrt'il in the *t?tj toarcii. < 'h. ye throng ot departed hrroe*: Stoop dow n and t>raathe tli* i-erttinie ot a nation a tbank* Stoop down and take tl.e kin* 01 a nation'* lo\e stoop down and hear the about ?t a nation'* recap tion. Sj>ee<l on the day when war ttaelt aball be bur ed th? ;rim old breaker of heart* Carry him out on an old maty shield -let down hi* inmerahle rate*.- in the most deaolat* apot ot alt the earth -bury hi* aword with him heap on him "tone* and broken chariot wheel*. l?et widow* and orphan*'Map their hand*, and the w n d- howl tor hi* rr'jitiria. MThla la the .leath " Thu* ahall cur natim * ? >n* ascend T" tjiee,..ur rulet K at bet . fneud. While Beaten a Inch trrh re*, uD<la aeon >* it Ii pea e ii earl li. |<>'4 w ill t ?? in--it And now in mv higher capa* ity a* a mtntat. r of the mo?t high tent, I pronounce the Chria tian ble**ing upon citizen* and ao'.-t era, ia*>ti oar beloved Chief Magi?*rate and I .- uwicute*. ai d all thi* auguet weomblage 'ay iiod flt u* for the day when theae dead ?! I ri*o. and the archangel, with one foot on tlr -ea and the other on the land, ahal! swear by I ui that 11? eth forever that time *ha!l l?e n-> U- ;er. The ela*|uent utterance* of the *?? *ker were frequently applauded After a ina - .horua by the choir entitled "Coaaradas in irm*," and muatc by the band the aa*embly | ? ee*le*l to the "Toinbof the I nknown." wh> r. the choir -cing "tiod *a\e our I'nion." Praver wa* then offered bv Re*. -lolni Chester, after which tbe h\ mti, "Soldier* M. niorial I?ay." wv nung lit the choir. Mr. J. |\ Irvine then read the fol lowing poem: Original INieut "l aki \ a\ i. r lavtvi. A - eli i* a> old a* tl e fiiii inr y- ar.. And a iiiiii- r r- trar wtbr> -at fth'atar-. And the rhll.lr. ti of mea w-r- w-af> ?itbie*r?. E re*-.rr. w ?aarr- wned in the km?l ai l war* 1 "-t, wii-ii thi tt in. Han?tfr r.ill"ii* bi? -wa, AikI at*r t the Miigel? b- iarn?a?ti at. Our an kieo ?e Jr-f an<l?? t) all il->ne We hire ii tlie -tin. I- f *arirtilie-l grff Al<Hie. u 11h tile |v? ratri< ken heart ii at i? t> *~l Till ai iet-rfh il la gm- Ki-ne-l an<1 Itreak* with it* ram. Aiid ??? i? out itr ui r a> a I'm l r-? ?lm# loud W hen : n ei. ? ith licht' inc it* bnrd- u ? -t raia Hut the ?M.I||. ^? that III rmhl Iiw4.1 ?e?a. Aiid the HWI a< ?a "t I- ii|ii'.e ?? 111.*".I ? itb -le light, 1 ill th< l--v? tl at - rem- Ti.l-ere.1 b?-c->me? a* a I- am. Or a <--ice that i* I'?t in th- liu-li t lit- miM. Itutt <lai W"C.mi< f. rth a-din Ian- i re* row The nleftl eu- ?n-|-u-?-iit h- ie t- utiif at>i>nt, F ?> it ?? ? ni- bat a iiuht ?nice it at the talt?> W hen tlie k- la runr in, and the Inrnta mere fill out. Aud tlie\ali mt are here, and the ?eak au4 the ati-ni-, ? Tlie kin-v ii, ate I ir;kn<-wi , and tiie army t* lii.' V? A i d the i II i* a v i inlert r II, ai t -> I ne Tliat we \M-ar\ uf r- a-lu # it? .ieareet - t i am- ? Cnkno?n.did I aa> - Ah n'-ne are ..nknown Tli'-imli ottaiigern to ?-?? uii I: may l? to ot; Though en^raten llie -at"-d endeavor u? ?t -ue,? Tti- nan.' i* recordeii in n.'Bieind> ? h- art There* a br.-ther aumewhere whole Iwrett ?f a joy. Or a ?later. ma> hap, of a ' r -thei a f -ii.| Inwtj Oi a father who grieves tor Ida beautiful hojr, Hereonlt a handful >-t lugtti> e dunt;? Or a Ka'hel, lam-iitme the fruit of her womb. With an aneuisb toe *hari> lor the h-aiinxa o| tiiio ,? for I have a l-rotlier a-lei p in thetomi And the lo\e of uur mot iter I think i? diviu-;? tlr a child In ita iTphaiiage, kn aing uot >et, nf a father enthralled to an absolute (ate,? Or a y idow . p rriiaiie*, in her tearlnl I<-giel. Loiig ?atcbia? aa4 aaiuac aluo- at the gate. And there ? *? Wiel..?df. Mill.?bo M aHidu tt>* tar ?? M Whea JoLbUle cornea luarrltiaa -t? lie ar liaiii roam, For hope i? the aanie nth tbe Bin ? and the Qroy But -lobnuo ? pvx-r J liaao ? will i>e\er march huiue. Te?, the name I- (i are lefii-n ahoc.ime netermota. and the^e are but ?kiin.iabera lutouaced liene. Ala* ' tliey are acattered 4>r U the land o er Aa the l?-a\e? <?f tb?- a--d in th? fall of the rear,? All' tlo I'niuii la ? id. ami tbej aleep aa >-f el.I The pn phet of <.-al. in a M^abite plain. In aeepuli hre never by human l.ebeid. And *i.g- l? aloie la the funeral trair The) re liidden, I know , in the wil.iermw* aha-h-a. la co\e*, au-1 laf.'.ina,and fei. land* and lea., la tbe plaina >4 lb-' i-ahn. and the eo-rtraati eladea. In lot i-at* of pine and tie depth of tlie eea?, A?aj in the iii.-untaiii*, an i lonely ravluea. Id thicket*, and wild*, where the wounded have cr< pt: Iu the *ha-|ow >.f cliff-, on the aiarginnt cream*. Where the) pert.lied alone, annurmii and unwept In the comer* of tielda, and old campin*' rruwad. ? L* aprm>;..and the winding, .f hoof l-. aiea e?~t U\ aprinx-.an't the w indtnga . f hoof t-eaten road*. B) thi- ludge?.an.l lane*, aiid b) way? and nioiiud*. On tbe akirtin* of cr?-eka, and tlie flanking ot fold* ;? In priaou* and li"*pital? n< tame and damp. On the march, in all weather, iu t be day -tiae and night. Of wound* and exp-amre. and tbe fever* of camp. Ami the bullet, and aword, in the obstinate tticht. Ob the atorv were a ad, if the atory *?r? told ? And tb roll W'-uld be l^ugwere it ni Mterad and called; But mirber, the wiadom if rear* caa 'infold. And dear-hearted lor* will remain icarpalled. "Ti* aiad'-iu *affl< ient to know that tbey lied ? A wonderful arm) ? at home and afar,? That loyalty triumphed, and valor wa* triad When the t'nion wa? racked ia the thunder* at war To krow that they died ta a truth that reveal* The kiaaliip of men to lie n. -re than a breath. And a knowledge, baptized iu affliction, that aeala The proof of a Ime that ia er iip-r than death Then eeaae ye to luoam, anil I tat ann. na*.n, Kor tbe way ia iH-t far to tbe white-tented land.? They will neVr c..me to a?. bat ere a brief aeaooa Weil di-plo) unto them atjbe word ot command.? Away to the camp w heretbe weary retreat. ? here toil ia a atrancer and war I* unknown; Where the roll la uncalled aud tbe drauai never I eat. And the charge ia uuma.le and th< bugle# unblown. But flu world they have left ta a beautiful worM, And Freedom baa gone fr<mi ita mangei of birth,? Ai d the angel of Peace with her p.ni->n. unfurled, I. bearing the m-wa thrnffc the cl'-rtbed - artL. And the mn.nl iu It* abeatb. and tlie bayonet rn-t, And the haxervackc hautf in tbe attire ami halla. An.I tlie ration* remaining Lave mildewed to duat. A iid the cai.tee?a are ctupt* and hanr->n the wail*. And the Ki-rth ia eztending a baad to tbe Hoatb,? And the tide* of tbelr blood will again never abb. And the cannon ia *IU-nt aod mer ita m< rth The apider untricbtened la wea? lUf her web. Then th- ir low lyinc crave* let aa garland with flower* Full blown, and prof< and. and <-f n.ainfold hue,? They are delicate glfta,?tbeae aymbol* of oar*. And born of the heart, and the ran aud the dew; \v<d toln.oh' yeuiinatrela?ye blithe hearted throne. Dear blue-bird and robin yoar roundelay, aiac, And thruahe*. and bnli-a linkl tip*y with *oug, For tb* dali ear of death may be <j?n-k whea ye aitig. And ye, wooing wlrda blowing wildl) and tree. And ?e, of the cry at al line armr af at ar* Unite in tbe hmii ? -f the great labile* , At the crowning of pead and tbe cca?ing af war*. "My t ountry, 'tit ot Thee," wu then nw bv the choir, accompanied bv tha tall barnl, and at its conclneion tbe member* of the UraM Army, headed by tbe Praeidant of the United State* and other invited gucata, marched la pro. era.ion ta the main road lea-l ng to the terv, where tbe President, invited guei the orphanaot the Soldier* and Sailor*' O Home decorated that portion of the oe -~7- w. pwitiVB VI (a adjacent to and areat of tha Bain *uum. The memlter* of the Grand Amy vara divided lata ten divlMona, each beiag accompanied by Indies, and a* they fllad dowa the main a venae deployed to the right and lefl, and procaadad to decorate tbe grate* with the flag*, nraarha, crotea* and flower*, with which tbey were pro vided. During the oeremonie* minute were Bred from the bath At tha eaaelaaktn of taoniea the aeveml w'~*w road, and headad by the back to in the i The aalata furnished ft* detachment, la the rastram, the apace signed to I was give* to the Marina I Major O. E. Dil>, with a sqaad yf aoma * privates and a rrigmd If tha Ooearw* MC

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