Newspaper of Evening Star, May 30, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 30, 1876 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR. rilHSBEP D.1ILT, Sundays tictpted, AT THE ST AIL BU1LD1NQS, *Y The Evening Eta? Newspaper Ooupany, a. H. KA UFTMAMt, Frft. ? Th? E vrvnTQ Star U vrr^f by titrrler% tr> >* at T?u v^nta per week, or Korty fnnr Cent! p*r month. iA/pie* at the rtnmtnr, Two On la each. Jty mati?pottapt prepa*l? Sixty On I* h moptb; on? year, 96. THI WltKLT STAK- r?MuAed on Friday - ?2 a year, pottag* prepaid. **~AU. wubtrriptirm* invariably In Offcvmea. MT Rait* of advert uang /nmuV-f on api^valton. SPECIAL NOTICES. fa3* 81 HWBKKlY TB6T1VAL ? \ Festival tttl be gleen lo to? Lector* Boom of Rriso<1 ? ?iiH- corner n| p lotk itrtfti on T!kHDAY. WBPBEtDAY abd TBI' RtPA Y ?M11DUl of th? (rnrnt wt*k mySU 3t THI M II I! IRS or THB ORIPOAT^ in? class or tub cjli mbian f?< dOOL are rf ine?ted to cAll at?;.? L^Jtnrr ra m ? f th< Pcho- I next My N DAY, Jane A, betweeu in* t un of i >r.d 7 p. m. It* 3 f B CI A L NOTICK Ail having gocdi d*po?ited with us, or left en ??tn*irti )D. an# overdue Jute l.tro hereby uofl f.?d t.i rtd?HB or rtnewtte on or betoretbe above dat#>. cr the same will be ? !d at public aao t'? 8 on 8ATC BP A Y. June 3. at fhe auction ro me ct Ptnceti* n Bros., c tner 3?h and U I'.nvti, lu set afy at a_cts and Cosle 8. GOLDSTEIN A CO., Lovj ?l 1 t'tSLioi 'ii Brokers. but |R*r 2i| Corner loth an-1 P its. fT^s* AT ATCTI. N ?The ENT1RK STOCK or H. II UEMPLBR. fean sylve-ila avenue, tVlKY K V EN . NG at 1?, o'ckfk my 14 tr *. R. O. A . OPEN AIB MEETING* ?Ten Evening, a* S o'clock, corn?r 7th st.-est ail Pennsylvania avenue. 8A5BATU AKIERNOOX SERVICE II LINCOLN HALL, At OCauCft. ?./"Everybody Invned. m*?" ?r j? t U I BEST. W I f.Rl' KN'S CODA WATEB H ATTKA L SPRING WATERS ou ilracght. ICS COLD TE A, COFFEE and CHOCOLATE. 144V PBMSTLVAICA Avisri, apiS-tr near Wlllard's. W WH1TAKSK, ti-nrra: hk- Cr':?rtte>* Afe*t, lo. 71* lith street, L^-r Trea-nry Pepartstert. District Claims, Pension and Bounty CUim?. a IjUBHy. apll HERVOU8 EXHAUSTION.?A Medical E?y E?ea> , c^mprlaitig a striee of lectnree deliv ered at Kahn's Museum ol Anatomy, New York OB to*' cau?e and cure of Premature Oecliae, show Xlediitutabl j how lo?t health majr be ragainod. rdioc a clear ?rn"P?l? of the lmpedlmeuta to ?taniace, ai.d the treatment of nervon* aud ?hy?l cal debflitr. being the resclt of >J rear*'experience PrVre. 28 cecta Addree? the author,Or. L. J . Kahn, ogee and reetdepce, a I Iwt IQih ?t.. B Y a?l-?m D. COOKE. Ja. A CO., BAB K EBB. gjMr 14 39 r itret. ra> HTBATPOBP PBHDALL, ? IS Lrtiiflara aveone A TTOSi :? if r a T LA W. LEV. it JO LI ItS Oh E 00., BASK MRS, if 10(4 Strut and J'tawitamM 4tn?i, hi QoTeraiUMit *nd Dlatrlct 9eca-1t1e? Foratgn Eich v ge ar.d Ool'. eepit ly 'HAMI EL 0. YOUMO, ?OTABY PCBLIO, oetl7 tt Orr:ci-Br?i Br:L>ii??. BEjrrr, STYLE AND EXCELLENCE, IB GEtTLEHEJ'S DRESS. FOB ROBBY STBEET WEAR: French Woolen Sclu. _ Braad P1a1<1 Salts. Kaglith Woelcn Hulta. _ Light Plaid Suits. Scotch Woolej Suits. Dark Plata Suits. Oxford Mixed Suits. Mottled Mixed Suits. Bmerlran Woolen Snits. _ Hair Line Cass. Snits. tul Mixed Suits. Light Mixed Suits. Light Eatiite Snits. _ Dark Batiste Suits. Mohair Worsted Snits. wo.. Hobby Sack Snits, Sty Hit Frcck Suits KVEBY STYLE OF MIXED SL'JT. FOB DRESS, OB EVEMXU PROSEMUE Diagonal Worsteds. In Coats and Verts. Pi^Hi Worsteds, In Coats and Vests. Bird s Eye Worsteds, In Coata and Vwts rian.ctd face Worsted?, In Coats and Vests. Trlctt Wcrsteds, In Coots and Vests Cross bar Worsteds, In Coata an! Vests. Every Pesign of Worsted, JJ9 COAT AXD VEST. TROISERS* In every ci nee it able pattern. HABLE BROTHERS, Merchant Tailors and Fine Clothiers, my H tr Corner Seventh and D streets. MENS WEAR, SPRING GOODS. NEW STYLES FINE GOODS, TO MEKB TO MEASURE. SUITS TO ORDER, tBUM ?34 UP. READY-MADE SUITS, FROM #14 UP. BBADY MADB SrRING OVERCOATS, ? 10 UP. OSVLIN Al OO.j iim v m ATcmmt. E90UIHH, HWISH AND AMLlLlAa Watcbei, BI ALL TUB MOiT CELEBBATEU HaKBRB a Large aaaortneat at Very Lew Prices m w. CALI, MRU. 4k CUi >aaJ?tr JEWBLBBB. Ask yolb tobaccos wt VOA A f BEE SAMPLI BOX or thb " HIGHLAKOIR," It Is acade of the Placet Selections of Virginia leaf, and Is ue iiuUed for Parity, Bkhaeas and 1 ?iicacy A Flator. ai) 1? tu.th.asat lu ITRARRI^J.^ 1*17 PixMutiiiA Arrni. ... EVENING STAR MEMORIAL DAY, 1876. DECORATING SOLDIER3' GSAV?S." Kloral Tributes to the Union Dead. THE CEREMONIES AT ARLINGTON. GENEEAL W00DF0BD S ORATON. Pcetic Incpiration of the Occasion. 7HE DAY AT SOLDIERS' HOME. THE MCtBATItiS AT OTHER CEMETERIES. The pleasing and altogether appropriate custom of annually strewing flowers over the graves of the heroes who lost their lives to preserve that of the nation, was observel to-day in and about the cemeteries of this District with even mire than the usual fer vor, and the preparations and outlay under the auspice* of tne Grand Army of the Re public for this, the eighth annual celebra tion of the kind, were more ample than usual in the way of decorations, Ac. While the scope of these arrangements were Intended to embrace all cemeteries lu which had been deposited the remains o' Ur.lon soldiers, the great center of attrac Hon. as hitherto, was the National cemetery at Arlington, where there are 15,5*5 graves. The committees have worked hard in rais ing, by subscript ion, funds sufficient to meet their wants, and in their efforts they have been greatly aided by the ladles, especially In the preparation and arrangement of ttie vast number of wreaths, crosses, garlands and other tastefully arranged floral decora tions for the occasion. TIIE DAY. The weather this moruing wa* all that could be desired. The clouds overcoast the heavens before the sun had gained much power and the summer beat was tempered by a delightful breeze from the northeast. The government departments, District office*; ar.d oiner public places were closed; flags were raised from them, and over most of t ie hotels and many private bouses, and the two District cities presented a holUay ap pearance. Tue liberal display of bunting from the shipping at the wharves In George town presented a beautiful s^bt. EX ROUT* FOS A RLISQTOX. At an early hour the various reals leading to Arlington swarmed with pedestrians and vet.icles of all kinds, from the stylish coach with liveried driver to the dilapidated fur niture van and ancient army wagon. The prhiclpal route of procession "was by way of G? orgetown and the Aqueduct bridge. Many people went by the street cars to Georgetown, where vehicles labeled "Ho! for Arlington"' were in waiting at the terminus of the car line. Many vehicles congregated at theheaJ quaiters of the Grand Army, at L.<j Droit building, corner of 8th and F streets, at :t 0 clock, to form, as far as practicable, a pro cession. Among these were several orant busses containlLg toe soldiers and sailors' orphans, about forty in number, all neatly dressed in summer attire. Several carriages, containing the members of the committees and Invited guests, also Joined in the line, ai d started soon after 9 o'clock. Repeal's brass band was engaged, ana headed the line. The route by way of the Long bridge was tiirongtd with vehicles. The river, from the Eastern branch to Georgetown, was dotted with sail and row boats, all steering their course to the same point, many of them con taining parties of young folks "of both sexes. The only drawback to the pleasure of tae lai d routes was the clou Is of dust, which thr wind whisked about in a rather disagree able roarner. Those who crossed by boat 1 ad the advantage of avoiding this nuisauce. GEORGETOWN ALIVE, The seer e at Georgetown was particularly animated this morning as the crowdB were f n route to the bridge from all the principal streets leading in tnat direction. All sorts of vehicles were brought Into use, and many people passed over In groups on foot, and many crossed the river in rowooats aid on scows and walked the remainder of the way. The street cars were loaded from early morning until near mid-Jay with men, wo men and children, both white and colored, bearing in their bands floral ofleriags la va rious forms, such as bouquets, crosses baskets, Ac., all pressing eagerly for the bridge. Bunting in great profusion was dis played from the vessels moored in the har bor, and everything wore the aspect of a lively holiday throughout Georgetown. Mr. Wm. H. Kuhns, chairman of the transportation committee, was aided mate rially in his duties by W. W. Dungan, esq., treasurer of the Aqueduct company, who gave free passage over the bridge to all committees, teams and paraphernalia con nected with the decorations. Beantlfal Arlington. At Arlington the scene was a lovely one this morning. The lofty oaks on the hill side seemed animated, as the foliage undu lated in the soft breeze of a spring morn. The air was fragrant wltli opening blossoms; myriads of feathered songsters enlivened the scene, and all nature seemed to combine to honor the day, the place, and the service. 8icce the last memorial day many improve ments have been made about these grounds. A new road lias been cut by the government, \ y which the summit can be reached from either gate without so steep an ascent as hlthtrto; trees have been planted, others pruned, the grass evenly cu?, the old mauor house surrounded on all sides with rustic hanging baskets of flowers, urns and stands Oiled with rare exotics, Ac. The amphi theater has been kept in good orJer, the vines fa-t overspreading it seem thrifty, but to guard against the hot sun awnings were s pn ad over the frame work. This will not be necessary in future. DECORATIONS AT THE CEMETERY. In the centre of the grassy area on a pe destal was placed a life size bust ot Abraham LIlcoin, with a gailand of flowers on the br<>w, the base of the pedestal draped with the American banner. On the facade or the ampl theater above the speaker's stand in large evergreen letters were the words "In Memorlam," and from the projecting rafters, diverged In all directions streamers of red, white and blue, across and above thw open space fastened to the opposite sides, representing rays of light and glory. Over the granite tomb coutalning the bones of 2,111 unknown Union soldiers gathered up from the battle fields between Bull Run and the Rappahannock was erected a tent made of American flags. Ou the apex of tins was fixed a large stuffed American eagle with outstretched wings. Around all were festoons or garlands and flowers. Over the carriageway, leading from the amphitheater to the graves, were erected ten arches at regular intervals, the one nearest the cemetery being a double one spanning two roads where they diverge. Ttiese arches were twelve feet hlgb, and covered with crimson, maroon, white and blue cloths, and i'raped overhead with American bauners, ard surmounted with small guidons, on wh.ch were Imprinted the various army corps bac'ges, prelecting a gay and animated abearance. On the side of these arches were nsciibcd In large ornamented letters the t ame* of celebrated army, naval and state < fP.clals who took an active part In the war. Anrong them were the names of Reno, Rey. novs, Thomas, Sumner, Lyon, Kearney, Sedgwick. McPberson, Hays, Wool, Rawl li es, Seott, canby, Baker, Ellsworth, Lin coln, Stanton, Karragutand Koote. A large number of crosses oovered with evfurtens * ere prepared beforehand to lay I on Kiavfs or officers, and loads of flowers v eie sent over to the quarters at the Arliug ton House 13 Gen. Babcock and others for j e < ral distribution on the graves. On every ' g a\eof both the colored and white soldiers i w* - a mir latnre flag near the bead board. The dicoratlons were very complete and t'. rtlful throughout. In ths supervision r.t tld? ?eivice. the chairman of the oommtt tff .Kr. JanesT. Smith, was fortunate in srcurirc .he 1 ervIces of Paul C. Lautrup.of | the supervising architect's offlee, Treasury .'f rartmtnt, an artist of experience In such matters. Bec*v*U?i of lk? Ursris. At II o'clock a procession was formed at the mansion headed by Reppetti'i band. In Ite procession were the committee, the In vited guests, members of the G. A. R-, ex soldiers ai d sailors, the orphan ehlldreo, led the public. They marched by the road to the cemetery, when they sepirVe! anil proceeded with the decoration of th" graves. Reppettl's band daring the c^re. monies of decoration rendered appropriate music. At the tomb of the Unknown deal the orphans of the home about 2% In number s i ig the following. Ode lo tbe rnknowii'N Tomb. FT >t:v. GIOIGI TAYLOR. <:t)i rit;g round the ?*Unknown'* Tomb,'' Heaven shall hear our grateful lay, Sc.itt' 'in? flower- w ith sweet perfume on i? 1 >ecoration Pay. i.n In 'ingranee fill- the air Tlii' *li 'hi" silent bivouac's gl>om: Savior- 'onr land h?re lie. sh-epii ? in tlic "Unknown's Tom''." i in iiiem'ry rife. Gather r< ??! each l"yal grave; I.ov ing i-.'iii. ry more than life. 1 hr-i all <ii< ii "iir land to rave. In the Nation"? heart each name. Rescued fr> ni oblivion's 'lo- in. Shall for evermore remain lb no red in the ?? 1'iiknown's Tomb." lb* this ' nr Centennial theme. <;? <1 he praised the Nat ion "a free; tied he praised the I'liion -tBIl'l-, Honor*-)! f,.r a century. JH' -t in (Jo?l. ye heroes rest. While we decrate your t< mh; Fledge we honor, fortune, life. 1'or a centurr to come. hervlce* at the Amphitheater. Ou the completion of the decoration of the graves, ttie procession formed and marched to the amphitheater, where thejservlces were opened by the tiring of a national salute Music by Reppeltl's band followed. Ou the platform wore President Grant, Secretaries Taft and Chandler, Senator Sherman, R'n resenta lives Katson, MoCreery. McDougall, Wljlte (of K>.), Gen. M-igs, Chief Justice Cartter, Prs. Cox and Verdi, B. A- Lock wood. I)r. E LoekwooJ, and others Depart ment Commander HawKex then called tae assemblage to order and spoke as foliows: COI.. OAVKIH INTRODUCTORY REM iBK4. lxutie* and Unillertien: We are met on an interesting, solemn, and auspicious occasion. The opening of the Centennial year has ex hlblted to the world the grand achievements of a free people as the work of a century. But wi.llst we receive the congratulations or enlightened nations, In view of our progress in tLe past and our hopes lu the future, we must not be unmindful of tbe cost at which tbe?c blessings and honors have been prv cured and established. Tnerafore to day with millions of ourpatrlotlc fellow citizens all over our loved country we assemble to do honor to tbe names of our heroic departed; whose deaths contributed so much towards the establishment of universal free dom. and ibe perpetuation of our glorious Union, and wnose names the nation will never let die. It will be unnecessary for me to detalu you further, those having been provided who are much more fitted for the task, so we will proceed at onca with the services of the honr. Rev. Col. Granville Moody, of Olio, thea offered prayer, returning thanks for tbe Centennial year, and recounting the bless ings to us In our Infancy as a nation. After referring to slavery, he said, "we are called on ?o rejoice that our land has been d3!lver ed from the ever-beginning and never end Inn enrse of slavery which British cupidity fastened upon uh, and that the oppressors who Inaugurated open, flagrant, deadly war to compel our government to submit to it* own dissolution and destruction for the ben efit of those who hold tliat all men are not cr* ated eqnal, have been made to submit." Trie ' Soldiers' Memorial Day" was then sung by the orphans, aud Mr. B K.Taylor, of Chicago, was introduced and read the fol lowing original poem. Decoration l)ay?Arlington, l??6. POTOMAC. nail. I.iir Potomac! mountain child set free! Bounder of State- and sweet heart of the sea! In .Vlh k'h -ny"*chambers locked and lost, II oh thou diiUt lort tha t Ocean faraway, And mean to meet liini wha tsoe'er it cost A ltd Mend his life with t bine some -plendid <1 ?y. Thy cadence swelled to might and main, Thy lazy lap-e to rushi nsr rain. Thv silver skeins grew sinewy strong, Thy rill- were wrought in rivers long. Thy whisper ro-e to hat tie-song! 1 h > mantle white a- ei,| r (low u Snio'e the ere it ledges dumb an.I brown. Left the grim e-.rs ? a cloriou- s< ar, Wreuched from the glob*' each mountain link' 'Till ro< ks hp'k ? silence older tar Than Paradise or Pentateuch! l'otomnc! What was he to ih.t, Path master grand of < M Red Sen, That llH'U -li"ul<l?t heir the very cloak With which (? ?i- hrave Lieii'enant broke The road and highway for tlie Free? \i:d yet so long .ok 'the thunder died. It m*. ms to-day as if. in mountain pride. Old Shenaml iah stood gallantly aside. And all the bold Blue ltidge- I t thee through, As y i< Id* a daisy to a 'Imp of den. Well ma \tlantic come in stately ti>le. Ili- hundred mi lex to claim thee for a bride. I.av his proud crest up >n th> .jueenly breast < aim as an infant in it- twilight rest. Child of two worl is' At honi" in earth and -kies, God cursed the ground hut hu.-hed aud blest the wa'er. As pure to-day as when with -miling eyes. Moth* r of men au>l Kden's eldest 'laughter Prank the new crystal from her hollowed hand? Sweep, royal river, through this royal land! I usheath thy eran<|enr like a sword to-day In glad salute, from < umberland to Bay , To th'-m whose very dying kept the great, Saved tle-e alive this geographic fate; What vein- .1 uu Kuipire bounds a sundered State! VIRGINIA. The Second Charles's hand did write thy nam", Virginia, across his royal shield, Of all the Sew World granted thee that fame. For thus his titles 1> lazed along the field; "Bv tiod's own grace the Lord and King are We, <?1 Kngland. Scotland . Ireland, and of thee!" Be thou "the old Dominion, ' ever free! COL1MBIA ASD TBK CAPttOL. Put on to-day, thy <iuccnliert of smile, t olumhia! Touch nthe rain with snn. And bend the Bow of Promise on the frown? Two myriads of dead' The weary count is doue, Th'-sfr Boys iu Blue are every one thine own! Their tablets mark each rei and fiery mile These heroes traveled and the Nition trod? We to salvation?they direct to li'sl. Without them, what would mean yon stately pile That looms a'oft. a palace of a cloud, But the dead whiteness of an empty shroud t See where it breaks the sky line, still and proud, As if some sculptor tore the snowy scalp And tri* ze of tore?t from a marble \ And w r. ught it dow n, and sculptured out lt? heart \\ ith loving touches an't con-intimate art. And crowned the triumph with a world of done Finn as the rock but fairy as the foam. And p?"ph*d it with Liberty alone. This strange, ethereal bubble of a stone, And gave tt all with hallowed, reverent hand To lie the Federal temple of this better land Without ttie-e dead men here, aud such as these. Without such living heroes as now grace Thisdear Megnolia l>av. this sacred plane. That d' me might drift like thi-tle down iu breeze, And not a living thing to mouru or miss The poor,dismantled, empty chrysalis! Tie Presence gone, the fraud old meaning hid, Bare a- Machpelahtdumb as pyramid. ARLlXr.TOX, Oh. Arlington ! Brave memorial realm Where lama and fortu ne met iu oldtn (lays. And women graceful as a lady elm, And ' iik. of men that caught historic tazt. Saw life through old Vi rginia's golden hsz ?. Here silver voices floated on the nights, And breaths of silver flowers anl silver lights, And laughter warbling like a nest of biros And wiuniug smiles and welcoming of words. Here love wnsborn aud here Ambition hurie-d ('tit as noble h' arts as ever were iuurii'-d. Vanished the visions like some s peetral light. Lords of the Manor, evermore goodnight! Make room, ye shadows, for the dead are here! They came in force full twenty thousand strong. And hold this msnor by a bond so clear That, every Pawning of the floral year, I- -ure to bring their title-deeds along? They all are kings, and our kiugs do no wrong. THI BA1M or rLOWEXs. Here falls to-day Love's <s| uinoctial rain I if buds and blosHoms that will fade away T" morrow, and we seek them here iu tiin. Will nothing last forever and a day That we can bring for tributs ? Have you thought How near immortal a Forget-me not ? That Violet's eye is'onlv closed a while For fre-her fragrance and a brighter smileV That .Id llluehKows truly live forever? That all these fleeting creatures are never, In deadest winter or iu darkest night, Without a rf??rr.cacn day in sight ? Then let the pansies rain and lillies snow Till earth's last flower of May forge's to blow. So -h ill the story of these dead of ours Spring to new life as deathless as the flowers. AILIXUTOI * MAP OF EXPIRE. There came a time when from that claasic porch V ar flared in Freedom's face hi s smoky torch. I st'Asl within that old ancestral hall And -aw a map up <n the empty wall As taw ny as the Tiber. Faded leaf (if empire on the brink of being born. Where siaud the golden miles in belted she.it \\ ere wigwam cones of savage* portrayed; \\ here might) marts and Presidents are made. The bi-on tr<ioped and tossed defiant horn I'ntil the map looked like a thousand torn And tattend banners of the unicorn ! II* re stole a trail in hair line whist and dim \\ here inn heralds like evangels run, Where New World siugs for Old the harvest hyiuu Where drowsy deserts basking in the sun I ike yellow lions on the yellow chart. The prayer for daily bread must reach the Lord l>irect by going Weet. Yon strike the word Ami back comes answer like a beat of heart, From where old thunder-clouds could grimly lie Arouud the eaves and edges of the sky And watch, aud hear eacn other growling grum Across a world as empty as a drum ! God built this empire for the last great act, (?tie splendid grandeur and one mighty fact. Its mountain ranges answer back the truth, Its rivers sing it in eternal yonth. Its plains unroll it to the setting sun, The bells of all this world are striking "one'*? (?ne age has ended. One has just begun. lixult. oh word, like laverock from tae sod, i'l# lmd, < tf tongue. <-t>r de?tinv ami God ! Oh. cn-iliest w< T>1 of all the word" "f ?*nrth ' Ami jet, amid thew congregated dead 1 ?'*? * '*l" *'V integer is north The royal price they set upon its heed. A h. ' h< v w hoar crave* 11kfb.ok? ?t letter M sheep ?T'f- with flowers anil fact asleep ? itliin this fold of glory. lend a grace To \rlineton it never could hare worn Ha ! the last martyr di>d when Liberty was txirn. Two worlds clasp hand- within this breathless 1 ?prce. So i < ar, so far. yet standing face to fai'e. And h? n- tc halt and wait up..n the brink And l ilt' wy border ? 1 all ? arthly things. To ?tr? w w Itli fragrance li<>u? and dead kings. I*ead \V hat dead? Ilom any rri'itirathiiik These men w ho gain a fuib ugh trom the crave A lid then report to Time, need aid to brave The Ion* and lonely - i lei ices of dustv Ait. no. They did not bankrupt Time, lint lent A dignity to dying when they went. Wilb d to the w. rid a new heroic a?e. S nd pave to ns. in fiank, free, -oldier tru-f A fronti-ptece for 1'amo s unfinishisl page ! '? lon't givk i s thi -hip!" i ir< hn Ml red \ ears aire this bbs-.d day I he !-? ho< iier Franklin en ui'ded "ii a bar. And I?riti- li boat- .v arm< i dowii upon tit** ppv . \ thick m Wft ikfit clover bkmuw nr. She was a fighting -eh"- tier, and the -ky \\ as eb nii<-t| ii). ? itli battle near and hir, \ml like a flame her crim-oii flag 'lid fft ? "?lie had he' ( hoice?to strike it or to die ' I he\ ? I th? baplcas -ho m-r fore aud aft. \V ith whips of ih ing -ire they la-h-sl th" emit Twr.s raining ir< n and 'twas light'ning steel. And < anil- n tbnndered through tile heavy weather. Twas ora-h and fla-h?'twas shout aud whirl and w heel, And -pl.titejed tire and musket's rattling peal. A mi cheers and curses * ? nt alott togetiier. tiediler than suuset wa.- the KraiikliuV deck V s:>1 many a sea-dec lay a shattered wre'k They bronchi the ship thoat, until she wore X* ar< r lo ll - jio?t than she had saih'd b- fore ' The schooner * Captain bo'eau unknown name That iner bail be?n h'.ird iii song or ston . And yet the gallant Wingford ? heart of rlain - >hould tight a ballad ? t < <Mitotitii%l glory. i 'tie hundred > ears ago this day lie died i 'tie hundred ytars ago this day he cried Air id the throe and t*-mi? -t of despair, " The flag.my men. we'll keep it 11 >ating thar ' >plashed like a wine presa,Wounded, -or- ! e-et >w ath after swath he cut right through the thr.mir tin every royal jacket that he met. He sla-hed a scarlet chevron good and strong. lie , |< a red a place to die with -winging stroke. Ili? cutlass clanged up.'n the ~lipp.>ry oak, He tell and gave one upward liirlitnint glance. That shone an instant like the tla>di of lunce. Ki r there aloft the tiery flits yet swung And lapped the murk> cloud, a crimson tongue lie rallied up his soul and voice and cried, "? 'di. di n't tixe up the ship !" and so died, If that f'f dying, and the -ailor heard \nd t<?'k the I'aptnin at his latest word. (?rent ll> art, good night! l?eatli made tboC itimp dore. And >et no orders for a hundred \ears 1 V h> name thi- man rentun a-horeV I tell yon why. They could have spared their tear* Who mourm-d him dead; He is not dead at all lie was not mtil- to smother in a pall Men are alive who iiiieht have heard luni speak Amid tha thunders of the t liesapeake. Those very accents, ''Pon t give up the ship!" That rang again from Lawrence'* dying lips. By some new name, here, there, ami everywhere, 1 lie sen 1 of courage breathes the li\ ing air. 1 'no ii' Me deed may Idess the race, and when, \s these now sleeping here, men die tor men Ami Liberty and t?od. the deed inspires And kindles and exalts lik-- prairie fires; I ntil, horizon to horizon hroad. It make* day's camp fire in an utter night A lid doubles day-time to inten-er light. It w ilts^the flowers, indeed, ind eluuiimthtml. But one sweet May w ill end the -ad eclipse. And flowers will worship with tlieir scarlet lip<. And lilln-s pray and make all right ?ith<. .<1' And this vast eiicaiiipin"ut ? t lh - Blue May have their marching orders any dav, A ml pass the world again in eraml review. I'efend the rieht and hold the wroiie at lny? May haunt with valor some po-r halting heart Till seeming chxls to instant manhood start, ( ast i ff. a- Iiglitnines tlas li. their l"tig disguise. And stand transfiguged to our enrm?t eyes, As if the statue in t lie ledge should knock, And break uiisiimmoned from the living rock ! DEC }R AT ION DAY. The angel guard up .n their radiant rounds. M idway between the m-i-eii world and the tin , Li i k down in wonder on these classic grounds. As if the ."spriiiK rehearsing Summer through. Mad < amis d her flowers, and waited for the word To lead them forth and stand l>ef ire the Lord They mo a mighty Continent ti day. Strangely t? reft of half a million graves. As if the surging of the fl,,ral w.ivc* In tri'grant silence Wished them all away! Tie > see a thi ii-and congregations -trong l'r< m lar Atlantic to the ?i Id- ii (Jate. In miii and rain w ith r- .erend heart and feet i 'ojp:e out with emblem, flag and flower, to throns I he resurn-ction garden- where they wait W ho never more shall march the tinting street. Tin y see the mart throb out the multitude. I hev s?h- a w idovv in a fadeo li <hm1 _ \\ ho nursed acme t ioleta l?v lor cottage d'>or. Now lay the bine eyed ? hildren of the wood I f n a grave whose man-y roof grows low et A- troiiI |. 1 w ?i e? mi h- jile x? leu -torm is u'e ? \ din ple in th"- sod. as if Kartii -mibsl To think ?he holds her weary soldier child! t.M OL*. They "-o the pilgrims to the vprincfield totiib? It- proud to-day . oh. portico oi gl'Htui!? \\ here lies the man in sulitarj -tate \\ ho never caused a tear hut w li.-u If died Vnd ret the flags around the world half ma-t ? 'l ie Ken le Tribune and so urandly great That e'en the utter avarice of lleatli That c'aims the world and will not be th-uied. * < uld only rob him of his mortal breath. lbi v. stranire the splendor though the man be pa*:' His nobleat inspiration was hi- last. The statueg of the t apitol are there \- w hen lie stotsl upon the niarlde stair And said those words so tender, true and just, A royal p?alm that took mankind on trust? Those words that will endure and he in them, \V tiile May wears flowers upon her broiilered heui. A p?l all that marble snows and drift- to dust: "FoBdlv do we hop<', fervently we pray ??That tliis mighty scourge of war mav speedily pass away, ?'With charity for all. with malice toward none '? W it h flruin* ASM in the right "AsOod shall give us light. "Let us finish the work already hegnn, "t are for the battle sons, the Nation's wonnds to bind. 'Care for the ln lplese ones that they will leave be hind. "< herish it we w ill, ac hieve it if we can, ?'A just and lasting peace forever unto man''' Amid old Kurope's rude and thundering year hen peoples strove as battle clouds are driven One calm w hite angel of a day appears In every year a gift direct from llcaveu, Therein from setting sun to setting son No thought or deed of bitterness w as done. ?' Pay of the Truce of <Jod Be this day ours. I'util perpetual peace flows like a river And hope* an fragrant as these tribute flower 1 ill all the land forever ami lorever ! THR FLAG. That angel guard behold* this hlos-omed lain! Afire with flag* as if old Aaron's rod Had flowered to day in loveliness, for sod As heman ?s a brother, more of mauthan c'od And lenvened by its graves to something _'iainl As if a million tatters of the cloudles't uiaht And striped with triune ttats of day break light. No Pleiad lost, ablaze w ith all their stars, W er? flung tli's morning from a million spars ' Th.-ngh struek by lightnings.clouded up with wrath As bl?ck as night, as red as golden blood, To(*<4 by the tempest, trailed in battle's path in niorntain gorges aul by field and flood, As eb.iiuent to-day, these Freedom flow.rs, As in that continental hour of h<>urs( Mid mesketry and prayer- aud tears and cheers It firat began to flutter out it- hnndrtd years' V hen Mercy went aw ay to Arctic seas Sbe took no cargo but the blessed flag. When panting Sciencecl. tubs the tn uutain crag. She sets that banner drift tig iu the breeze ' '? Give us a bogle callthe trooper said. ?? < ?r else untui I i 'Id Glory in my sight!" They la d the flag upon his dying bed. And then he euiiled and hade them long i/.JOd night ! 1 saw it flutter up Mie rugged steep. When Sinai came ag?in on Lookout's Crest. I saw the clouds of Blue right upward sweep As if the sea would seek the eagle's nest ! It w as not life or death or wrath cr scoru <ir thirst for blood that took tlnse men abroad To brave the tempest and to >-pnru the sod. Shake off the heavy earth that cloga and cling-. And take to air like teings born with wings,? Ah. brightly shine, thou dim November morn !? The flag inapired them like a trumpet's blast. It made them heroes first and shrouded them al la-t 1 1* men shall keep the faith and God shall will, Baptized iu blood and Decoration-born. This flag shall fly till resnrrection morn. An inspiration and a glory still. The wedding record of a married world. I nroll. as now, its grand commission then. And Ages read in every fold unfurled, Wrote ont iu writings, uttered iu tliethuuder: Beheld this new commandment unto men ! What God has joined, let no man put a*an4ei !'" After music by Reppetti't bind the orator of tbeday, Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, of New York, wag introduced and delivered the following addrevs: Address or Stewart L. Woodford. of Aetv York, at the detoration of the xol<tiers' t rare* at Arlington Oemetrry, near ICai/uno ton, on ??Memorial Day," May 30, 1876. These heroic dead, In wbose memory we meet, have justly earned me largest praise tbat llvlrg men may give. But our beet homage must be with deeds and not alone wltb words and flower*. We shall pay tbem fitting honor only as we onrselvee take up and carry forward tbe work, which living they did so well, wbieb dying they be qoeatbed to their survivors. We oaa Justify tbe sacrifice, which they so freely offered, only as we ourselves render faithful and un selfish service to the stale for which tbey died. If we weakly fail to use their great gift weUj then^for us and ours have they We need not here and now repeat the story of their achievements. What tbey so grandly did is not burled with their dnst. It can never be forgotten, so long as liberty is loved, so long as ooorage in the right and for the right is honored among men. While yonder Potomac flows, Its minstrel waves shall sing, In vsrse more grand than human lips mav breathe, the epic ot tbat army, so many of wboee dead sleep bere. WMle yond.r Capitol shall stand, the statue or freedom, which fitly crown* its r?*? lug dome, shall t#n that whfn oar civil s'rlfe had etidad, there was no slave before the law in all the land. Nor la there any need ttat we reeo int the canses of the war In which our co-nra les fell. If our fathers erred, as err they did, in their oppression of the weak and lowly, it they erred, as err they did, in compro mises oi the right for sake of g*in, or tase or power, this land has suffered long and sorely. Justice weighed the i at ion's crltn<\ Justice heaped and yet may heap the spa e wuh tears and blood and agony, for no ??in I of n an or people ever yet escaped, none ever can escape full penalty. 8tlll.it Is no p%rt o: 11.at t cod idly to mouru above a burled I past. "Let the dead bury their dead."' Our jn to-day, and with the living >or yet among these graves would we re call even one memory or bltreruess ant fr'Kr*. ?llh?qual love for what was g ?ji lu their common humanity, with equal for Kmi.es for what was evil, Nature folds a ike the ashes ni loyalist and rebel in her insurrection robes of the sprlrg-time Ilow? rs To judge the living was ana sttll remains onr ? ?cf:,r.ce lha' Jp?!gment, even in the astaptealof battle and against our broth erf .was our bard necessity. But at the grave our feet must pause, for the sentence of the cead is with (5od alone. There spenks no I voice of anger from the?e cold ashes. 80 let there be r.o wrathful memory in any heart this day through all our borders. Courage and honor alike require that we who by God s providence were victors In the stnle, should be freely and absolutely generous in peace. Courage and honor equal- I ly require that they who were beaten should nlal "Emission to the decision of that final tribunal or the sword to which they appealed. These are pla'.n words plainly spoken among our dead. Peace complete peace, peace that shall endure! peace from the bone that shall leave no scar upon the skin, can come in no other wav Let us heartily remember, let us fully own that those whom we fought were and are our brothers still-brothers not alone in name, but in blood and in love. We fought t them to save our Union. We freed their 1 slaves aa opportunity was given, and were devontly glad that thus the way was opened to put from them and usalike the sin and ! shame and hurt of slavery. And yet while we remember this, let us as directly say that i we would keep with resolute will and un mD0 V1 Uie re8u,t? of Justice, of I liberty, of equal and fair play for labor and I manhood, that have been bought at such terrible cost to North and South alike Does any seek this day for any cause to revive the old prejudice of class andclite and race? He is no friend of the Uulon. Does cess 8etn*?iV?K.a.y' for8eIfor Partisan suc cess, to set white against black or black against white? He is no friend of the Unloa. The man who this day draws the <v?inr iiuo* 1 in pontics is either t?altor knave i^Vim place la among the shadows and bats of the past, and not in the sunlight of the present. Does any seek to deny to loyal comera In any part of the South full citizen ship, complete protection, and hearty wel come because such comers wore the federal W"?'n other days? He is uo friend of the Lnion. Does any seek to taunt loval sub jects of the law and keepers of the be cause such wore the gray in days of battle" He is no friend of the Union. I The land Is one and should be at rest We owe too much and earn and save too little to waste In past strife hours that are neeied 1 ? i r bor an.d Presen? ^uty. It should not oe hard for us to dwell together ia full accord. On many fields the aahes of our fh^ii^?^ ad ar.fe mi,E8|ed- On many fields ^ Proved and learned to respect each the manhood of the other. All tbit should be asked, all that need be yielded byanv each and all should be swift to offer-s'mnfy obedience to the law, in spirit as in letter with the honest performance b "every clti ze''?f his personal duty to the State. where so-called conservatism has tri umphed at the south there have been too often Practical Intolerance, practical denial of personal liberty, practical denial of popu lar education, and persistent effort ?o revive old systems under new form?. Where ao called radicalism has succeeded there h?ve al ,??rruPt;ou and mucn venality. One turns In sadness from su^h part sanship on either side and asks for a patriotism of conscience, courage and com rnon sense, that will neither coerce the b il lot of the citizen nor ateal the revenue of the will deal with white ^ndb.ick alike in the great but rare wi*dotn of simple justice: that will seek to perform each pub honesty braVC fllelItyauJ intelllgeat Not alone upon othera, but eq lally upon ourselves, this hour lays its lnjuuctioa. L?t no man feel, as he turua from this memorial otf? KDg*ndg?e? bacfc 10 Ui8 dal,y Hflugi that he can safely or Justly neglect the p*? sonal performance of his individual politl s^nf M^?fftrll0manfeel lhat he can ab 'A1?8elfKfr?m caucua and convention, and then, when bad men have foisted their *?olB "P?n Political party, cast his indi vidual responsibility upon that party and blindly follow lta leadlrs and .upmrt iu candui a tea. Let no man feel that be canatay away from the polla and be guiltless if ba' ?d t7ursgtgle toelr WRy 1DU) P^^of power If there be truth in the charge, so freelv made, that partisan morality is low In bjtb the great organizations of our day, then the fault la youra and mine. Oura is the ahame, flours baa been and is the power to cure such wrong. If lingering paralyala atlll deadens our industries and checks our re viving trade and commerce, then with us. the people, reata large share of blame, for we have not instated that in national affairs the same laws of common honesty ahould prevail that rule in our daily de.iliugs be tween man and man. " If our methoda of the public civil service ?Wl continue to be helps to partisan control lather than means for the prompt, economi cal and efficient performance o public duty, ii'8, 8ln'ply aiid, maln'y because we, the people, have either deliberately preferred that this should be so, or have indolently practical efforU towarda establish ing the civil service upon the ordinary busi ness principles and usages of the factory and the counting room. Whenever we, the peo ple, pledge our candidates tor Congress and the Senate to neither ask nor recommend appointments, and whenever we, uie people ourselvea c* ase to torment our representa tives and aenators to aecure posltioua for us, they will naturally atat-don any anxious at tempts to control official patronage. But so long aa we, the peorle, Insiat upon beiug re warded by political place for our political ?rrvlce, I fear that we shall not change tha avatem which we ourselves practical.y in sist upon perpetuating. Trees uaually grow from the roota up; and not from the ton downward. ' Any failure to have good government ?H.?er rOUr 18 much our fault as of our rulers. Nay.lt Is mainly our fault. For with us lies the final power. When we deliberately resolve, they must 8DchLiwillU ?r purpose' or *lve place to Thia is the lesson I would press home thla day upon each brain and conscience?the performance by each citizen of hia individual duty to the state. 1x1 tbe centennial time of the repu bile. The good deeds, the brave deeds of many true men have made this year possl ! ble. Broad and full harvest fields lie before aa. Are we wise enough, fkltvui enough, unselfish enough to cross the river and euter the promised land? To ua, to all, these dead speak as living men may not. Let us heed their teaoblag. Let us here and now,as at altars of sacrifice, dedicate ourselves anew to the duties of our citizenship. Thus shall we turn back to our daily 11 vine, better, more hopeful, more res olute because we have been ner to scatter these flowers upon the grave4 waere our comrades sleep. Tte chorus "Sleep dear ones sleep" was next sung oy the orphans of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans Home Musical selec tions by IteppetU'a band foliowred. Tue ex ercises were closed with the benedlctioa by Rev. George Taylor, of Michigan. 7 At Mitten* Home. The ceremonies at the Soldiers' Home were in charge of Wm. Gibson, A. D. C. to D?pt Com., who was assisted by the following committee: Mrs. A. L Hawkes, Mr*. M. B. Greene, Mrs. R. Gibson, Mrs. A. E. Kithian Mrs. Mary E. Hill, Mrs. E. L Grant, Mrs. **ry J. Ixjwry, Mrs. A. Ridgely, Miss C. V Biddle, Miss Rebecca Michener, and the Jf?*?er Choir. Miss Marcla Richardson, Mrs. Mary 81o?n, Mrs. 8. A. Rawlings. They left their headquarters in this oiiv about ?o clock a. m., and on arriving at the Home they found the veterans drawn up in line preoar atory to taking part in the ceremonies, whic h VT? opened by the Messer Choir, ooipnsi^ of E. C. Meaaer, B. E. Messer. Wm. H, Klu CapttUn s. Y. Mitchell, O. W. Shockey, mA Ojrnthta Rockwell, Mies Nettle Messer, and Mrs. Cbs. Hovey, who ?aac an appropriate pisee. The Rev. G. W. Hobbs ofTered prayer. The nan 1 rerrormel a dirge, art*r which Hon. Martin 1. Tnwr. seiid. of New York, was introduced. and de livered an oration. Geo. Hhertnan was 01 tlie staid. The choir sang the following OKI BT 1EV. (>IOUE TATLoR. TUI I'IIaKISIIT CHAPLAIM. Wake th?> lyre in fivtib I Mi urtifui grat. ful I*-. nr i.,, hw< ||> < a< h h. art w itli m> m rii-r pre,. i u?. ?'nthi? !?? <omii. ii l>a\ 1 liter we the -ilent I'tT< n a. , \\ tx re "ur sle? ( * ? miii'l*'*. |h> V lii-p ring-. f-|\ .'h.--e v. r- It. r -. I'uriug loth t<> do ami ?li> . litis I and- father*. ? hildtvn. brntk r?; Patriotic. I?<\ al. l.ra\ e. On tin- altar i f our coiuirr l'ie?l thev all ,.nr It t<< ?>>?'. >w. II the .Tirse. tfcHr t>-.|tii. in . han<iti? M arafWI. iralfM Ik nr strata; In fit \ it 1 > n- 1. irt tic ir ni* luri. >liall f< r e> ? me re remain Rritif ?i garla-i.t-. scatter r.K?-? K?ery Iraiti ant tl * i r in l-l'-ow I'lll- tli. air v itli preci-.u odor*. l?i?i|.at> ? alt of sl<x?i' llov tiai?r r. m >1 ?i- ar?-1li?-ir *??-*! Ii.?? <>w ii ?! .? - u-t their i ? . Martyrs for tke cau-< ? f ?r?^ *! m. Iltavell ITMiUt.tlr with I. U>lapplatt~ Kest. >? I rim1, with Gnl in dory. W ? < ii < arth ?i i r | ? *n? sing. Year by >? ar w?? II tell tie ?'? rv. ^ ? ?r I'j' >.-at tli.--" ear la ltd- brine. Till ?r'if call. .1 fr> In li> nc (? ? join ) <1 \V h? r< the t|. > r'?iTn*n i? tivrn XV t? at h?1 v it Ii I riulit in.tiiiia! flow. r*. I duration l?a> of Heaven. Mr. E. C. Townfend was Introduced, anil read the lollown g original centennial .leco ratlcn jotm, by Matte iUrum Greene, * I?aisy Lieil): TBI RATION'S SAR HATH. M.?ning. flu-l...! with I auu tint, th lull- aUt Ai:<! Ii*t r.~v Mu?ii?>? l?rirht<-:i *?% r> Mar. ^ l^rf 1 'ir fln*r h v :?\ it;|T ?*?? r fh*- Im avo ;?h I irnf'. vv ith it- -ti ip. - of rcarl.-t rmiikl.'.l with tli 14a". v\ lit r>- it- Bra.-, full., line- drape tbeeartli t. lav. >??. piiiffu ? r the grteu -wail tiii.k.?I withfl wet M May . here the -si r*-d en>M. m of .-nr eoantry'n faiii' l?ro? |? u er juathi, tut.let- and a her>> ? name. M..ruing'# Ktmituer stillnAss re?ts..ti -. a an.l -It .r. AiJil M>me era ii. I. r imi-nl-??m >r ?aitca l~ f..re. Htbt? on n.auli' . .1 a l^ant) ? throlxi In ?onitti ? h*-art? ? I.?e- all the t< nil.l? --l.ar- the cat.-*t.. art? 1.?h k? the ,|....r- ..t l<?rninc and the marble hall- - l?roB? the curtainaoi. r all tli- pii tur^.1 *idl-. Shield- the -w..|.| ol ! mor the till- ..t a.f. l'ra>?that love of L'num never more uaj i**a?e. hy this nioriiitiii'M iil.*ry?ax^nrinc Mar with Janev ? hy ?t- trn?,i., Nrawi an.l it- MHi i tut - m h> tin- -w> ff nt lu.-ni ri>? di.wn tli.- era.I ? .1 tim. . While the thought* of tniUioHS with rmh other chime ? ?'|? nine all the aatew.^* where the lilie* 1.1., mi " ith the t? inine road* r.'tiud ??? hero'* tmil.? iif imie rolu ot honor?won hy tim*- and aei' \V hile their vah-r triglitmb history's fair pagef Why this added clory??won in ?? Mexico," N\ reathed hi 1a.li le? Ix-tiity with our owii 'tShil.di " ?1i> the he wreatliH.if laiir< 1 I r " Antii-tam - : .me . Mmuline with a carland in old ncord's' nine \\ hy I.rave VorWtow u" M< udine w ith the ?? W ildi i Dess. < l y Iran ant ro-^. ar tli v dr.^p and ki-^ All tli. ni..?j lilli. - in *'Motail Veriioti - cr.n. u And the 11.1. ii But ti.?" Li.xiuetons renown ? \\ hy this r..|| <.f honor call.^1 to-dar w-ith pri.le? Marsh line a/< our lienx-i. from tlM l attl-? ti.l- > oh there h M Uiethiiie eloriou# iu tht- ereat InrtU day, K. r C'ntenntnl h n..r* pave the Nation?> war: Ami thisBtornuie * eh-ry. with it- ldn>hiiie elur. Kea< In - .1,?wn tlie up-?a Iimidr>-<1 ?.-ar- ag.<; K . n to hra*e ? olumtm*; when that eillant liaud On the ?? H.ick ;?t I'lyttjoitth" found the ?'I'remiix-d Land. Tw in.1 their n.unec with jlorv in the Tine wreatlied Ciiaw \ t.d the flower e* tn *1 ate h?.r ftn Ided o er with m ?s. I.?t th. dtewdr. line, r iu tie lily - In II. lireathme I rth -weet Iraersnc their r. at deed* to swell: Twine ? New Knzland s ' w ild flowers with s snti I "*111 csneht In tke s.roll if honor where tli tr name* are wronelit Mniele prairie ro-e- fri m the bl.omnic" We-t." Ana magnolia hl.-M.m- with then etiani) <re*t. l.?t tli* w hit* -tat r- d dai-y and th.- v i let M ingle with the mj rtle ? i>d the migm neite And the latid he uprinkled?wher- th- - h ro-? fourtt? With the h ir and l-'ftt and /.>i< i m not. Let tlie c.?k l.-wvi *? w lo-p rim: w liere orit tanner WJVIW >p.-sk their well-keown ? mbl.-iit?Clory to th brave W bile the snow halls t re mile to'n #i metn'ry given For 11>?ir language i?'? Tlionglite of Yond. llenvet.'' In onr sacred tniwii.n where the flcw.-?. sre <tr.-wti We frliall -?-e head l?..ird- matk"d to da. " I'* im fa t'rown these ti?tL"lest> h? roe>, tl<epioe 'ue.ith th dn?t? leathered ?p in fiacmeiith to the Nation'- trn-t. In the tirrci-?t conflict, st the front they at od Where (he hbock of battle nhoik tin- mielitj w ?>4. In the stormy corflict?and the batth- cry, "Onward" ?i> the watchword, "Can iiier now or die." t?ut I'Clidth the water# in the oeean led, There are thon-and* ?.|eepine of our gallant d'-aj. And their coral casket-, underneath the wave*, Maik with pearly sea shells. ?iirtrcdfd frnr?i. Let ??<*t ni.-ni ries clasp them in tliia lullnwd t..| I. W ith their grave- unlettered and the nam.-* untold. For they batth-d nnfc'? where brave ni- n have u And their glorioua re?-ord reached a loyal fJ ?1. In his holy kcepine earner^.! up for years All their name- arc tiea-ured?all tle ir pravers and tears. Ni t s"comrade nii?ing '?not a hrave' uakuowu " Tl oiigti he di<d hi tattle uear the flel.l? alon ? With no mother'- nresence. and uo darline child; ? itli no father's Ide? ine; win-re no lnvi-d one -mile 1; H ith no farewell -p. .ken. and no kls? ..flue; But the God of IS*ttie# watched the field above. Hail sweet Sabbath uiortting' Let thy glory ohiae. V hile centennial Tmii -r? crow ti each holy shrine; W hile the Nation pao#e*. and tlie orphans weep ? W till- the widow- ni.luruine where tie heroe* sleep. I.et our sacred tribute- on these fields of Mav Waft their sweetness upwards? tis the Nation's day. Pray that love of Cm ton never nn re may ca-c; O'er these offerings bind the oltrt Km* <t i , The 9,000 graves in the cemetery were then strewn with flowers, and the exercise* were closed by a Datlonal salute by the veterans. Other Cemeterlri. The commit tee proceeded to Battle Ceme tery, where, without any formal proceed ings the graves were decorate*!. The decoration of the grave* at the Coil grrsslonal and Oak Hill cemeteries was by a committee under the directions of Comrade Richard K. Brou ier. 1AK BILL AND T1IE CONGRESSIONAL CEM BTER Y. The graves of tlie Uuion dead reposing in Oak Hill cemetery, Ocorgetowu, and In the Coi.gresalonal cemetery were beautifully dccked with floral tributes by members of the Grand Army. Among those whose re mains rest at Oak Hill are Edwin M. Stan ton, the great War Minister under Presd lent L/nooln; General Reno, who fell at South Mountain, Md., while callaatly leading the van of the Army of the Potomac on Its march to the historic field of Antletam.and Lieut. Meigs, son of Gen. M. C. Meigs, i^'iar term as ter General of the army, who fell tn an am buscade In the Shenanioah valley In 1*64. Their graves, as well as those of all other Union soldiers, were beautifully decorated. Under the management of the officers and committees of the Grand Army of the Re public, the several statue* in our public squares were also decorated with wreaths and flowers. The statue of President Lin coln, recently erected at Lincoln Square, was the point of considerable attention. The statues In the old House of Representatives and the pictures In the rotnnda were all hnng with choice garlands under the same management. DECOBATION DAT ELSEWHIBE la Philadelphia Philadelphia. May 30?The weather to-day, although overcast, la cool and pleas ant, and the solemn observacce of decoration day Is very general. Visiting Kalghta Tem plar are In the city In great numbers. Tne banks, the chamber of commerce and all the leading public Institutions are closed for the entire day. Hew York. New Yoke, May 30 ?Decoration day cere monies were unusually interesting this year, and were witnessed by a far larger concourse of spectators than on any former ocoaslon. a la tk? Baetera Cities. Nfw You, May 30?Dispatches from Boston, Providence and other eastern points mention a due observance of the day. In the large places It Is a general holiday, wLl!e the demonstration of the Grand Army and other organisations h ave even exceeded those of previous years. FafltovfBS la Use British Pro viae** Halifax, N. 8.. May 3a?Late Newfound land papers say much atvi^-ien&ioa la enter tained for the people iu the uortbera bays, owing to the scarcity of food. Of the many ciaft laden with provisions for Uj? north ward, not one can bare yet reached G'-ee:. Bay, and much suffering and privation ha* *?ea gone this naie. CiaasOw fa'adsrWIt Dyiag. Nbw Yoke, May 30.?Tne eondltiuu o. Commodore \ anderbllt last Bigot was con siderably worse, and bis deim is looked Telegrams to The Star. REVOLUTION IN TtJRKEY. THE SULTAN DETHRONE). HIS SI ( CENSOR APPOINTED. (?\(us>imi IWim k hi lm Tho (htrm Air?in*t Spfkkrr Kerr. METHODIST GENERAL CONFERENCE. DECORATION DAY ELSEWHERE. T1 RHP.T I PKEr. llr Pultun l?ri hruird >ml || t? sue. I rr?*<tr ?'rnflMnnl LW v May K>, 12..T0 p m.-A dispatcb lo the Kfu'vr T. t'trdrn company fmna B?r 11 nay*. A MM ? ^iu received bars tto'M I Crostatitltople sava Multau A Mai-Acts Kt ad tin* beer il.-?hr m^1. and Mohsnnaed M i: rad Kfen M. nephew of Abdi; \ /and l.eir presumptive. haa b. eu proclaimed Sal- I tan." 1 lie >fn? (Mlirmfil Losi?o*. May '. Jp rn -Tne K-uter Tela (tarn company Lave received the fitllo*ld| al-pater. ? || report tel> graphed fnmBeriln.nl the saltan's do'iir .nenaeot: I ? ?OMMTAVTtmi : r. May It i? offici ally announced here mat at the w-aitmoas wish of tbe neopl* Abdul-Axle ha? n d*? I throned.and the heir pronnpllTe, Xixai Ellendl. procialtned Kultan." ltTerte OB the l.oadoa Market I'OkDOV, May 'i,s p. m ? At tbeKxrtiU|t to-day stccks opened atrcmc except Egyp. I MM which fell heavily during the tore MH on unfavorable rtUHH MMi i'ar.?. (>ut afterward} recovered. and are do* t to 4 higher tuan yesterday'a closing price*. Turkish securities or all deacrlpi too* have H U-eii very stroi gaud active.and at one time w? re 3 to 5 higher, they are now about 3 H I.lgher all around. It seem* to be the opin ion that U.e overthrow of the Hulian will reault beneficially. The Part* market la also very firm Turkey's In teat I a al (aatllrt. Kagcs a. May ?Intelligence from 8a lonlca aourcee ?da:e that tbe Turkiah (Gene ral Moukbtar Pasha ha* left Mostar and gore toward* (iatchko, on what I* *uppo-*d to be another attempt to relieve Nlceie. Tbe Inaurteuta are concentrating In the Duga i h^s. Turkish Dereata Lo^dos. May M>?A special dispatcb to the Telegraph from Pari* aaya tf.e lusur- ? aenta have attacked and burned Bibaca, lo Bosnia, killing 3-50 Turks. At a *eoond en counter In the aame neighborhood the Turka were dr leated. leavleg Ijo dead on the field. I A Pealh telegram reports that tbe (Servian Prime Minister. Kittle*. In accordance with the advice of General Ignotleff, baa decided I that tbe Servians shall cross the river Drtna I on St. John's day. Baloalca Approves the thaage. Eordom. May >u ?In the House of Com mons thi* afternoon Mr. Bourke, under * sec retary for the foreign department. In reply to a question, said the Turkiah embaaaador I at London and the English ambassador at I Conatantinople bad Informed l/mi Derby. tfce foreign mlalater. of the dethronement of I the Kuitan and the proclamation of Murad hflecdl a* his aucoessor. No further partlc ulara of the movement have been received, but a simultaneous telegram from Saioulca announces that tbe proclamation of Murad I Efiend 1 was received there with great ap- I probation. 111E 4 0K4.BE*fel<?KAI. IXTErtTltfA. 1ION IM MEM ?UKk. Testimony of aa Ex-finaarrallc Al derman aad Ulslrlrl Attaraey Mllaa. I New York, May 90.?The Congressional I (ub-commltu^oQ the admtnlatratlon of tbe I>epartment or Justice oontlnued lu Investl- I gallons at the Astor House yesterday. A DEMOCRATIC EXALDEKMAW'8 TBTI soar. Geo A. Hemrlch testified that be was a [democrat, was naturalized in 1*53, and bat tx-4 n ar aiderman m this city. <?? October 19 he was seated lu his house, when a man It t? red without knocking, proJneed a book, and asked his age and poll'ica. Tne witness refused to give the Information. whereupou the man showed bis badge as a I' 8. deputy marshal, aud threatemd to have bim arrest e t The same atternoon witness was arrested on a warrant issued by John J. I laveaport, wa? taken to Fifth Avenue Hotel, arraigned before Mr. Davenport, and committed lo Lu How stre? t Jail until tbe following morn ing. He offered a friend as bail, oat Mr. Davenport refused two bond amen, and would not allow him lime to procure another He was then locked up until Monday, when hs was released on bail. Nothing farther was done In tbe case Witness believed that this actios on the part or I >avenport bad deterred I honest voters from going to the polls that year. Several other witnesses were exam ined botb in morulagaud aOernoinsession*, but their evidence was not of Importance. DISTRICT ATTORHRY Bi.188 was called early lu the evening and quee t.oned as to his action In the case of Gibeon, the publisher of the Harlem local, wbo was forcibly removed from tbe grand Jury room by order of the Assiatant District Attorney, while he waa making a comp aim agalaat the post office authorities at Harleaa. Mr. Bllaa detailed at leugth tbe proceeilugs in the case. He bad dismissed the complaint after an Investigation, aad Mr. Gibson bal ? taken It before tbe grand Jury without bla authority. A person having a complaint to ? make could lay it before lU. 8. Commis sioner or the District Attorney, but not be fore a grand jury unless some member or that body bad a personal knowledge of the facts. Tbe Gibson esse had been twloe disposed of by the post office authorities, by the District Attorney, by an U. 8. Commissioner, and by the Attorney General. An Informal discua slon ensued in which THI CHARGE* AOAIlfST SPEAKER KEEE were referred to by Mr. Bliss. Oa being Questioned by Mr. Caulfield, Mr. B.iss said that he was. he snpDoeed. mainly responsi ble for Mr. Haruey'a appearance at Wash ington as a wltneaa. He (Bllaa) bad known the facts In the possession of Harney for about two months. He had communicated them to Mr Bats, a member of tbe commit tee. Harcey was appraiser, Darling's right hand man. Wheu Mr. Darling's oonnectioo with the Third Avenue Savings Bank was under lnvestlgati jn an effort was made to stop the Investigstlon by threats that If Harney's connection with the affairs of the bank was exposed be would make some dam aging revelations about Mr. Kerr. Mr. BUsa said M r. Bass told him be would not present any charges against Mr. Kerr unless tbey seemed to be well founded, and that be (BUM) bad carefully questioned Harney In ? regard to bis relations with Mr. Ker^ He was satisfied that Harney was truthful and I honest. THE METHODIST SENEkiL COS rkkkXGE ProecedlsgaTsdsy. Baltimore, Msy JO -Bishop Harris pre sided In the morning session of tbe c infer ence. A resolution waa adopted reqa-e'"ig tbe bishops to appoint a oommlaaiou of i'X ministers and afx laymen to ooofer w" n other Methodist churches on flraternity ' 1 union. Toe committee on the book eo i ra were instructed to nominate the Iocs' .o con: mttu-e* of the general book ooamijea. Tbe report of tbe COMMITTEE 09 RELIOIOCS CORPORlTtO ?? was taken up 1st. It reoomoaands the i corporation or all annual conferences to *- ? cure the advantages offered by th* statu, t of tbe several states In regard to religious corporations, In order to bold trust funds <W nated to the church. 2d. It defio? a u*e rela tion of trusteea of church corporations to other officers of the church. 3.L It makes provision for tbe sale ol church pro; crty no longer needed or uaed for church purposss. The report was adopted and the several par agrsphsof the discipline on thesesuojects a<nended to conform to the reeommentfa llOLsof the cum Bill tee. The report of the committee on RRVISIOK or THE UTWW ROOE waa next considered. The committee are unanimously or ihe opinion that a Lhorough rt\ islot of the hymn txx>k now lu uae la lm prratlvely demandtd, and reoommeod that a or a ml?M>e of fifteen, lo make aueb revis ion. reappointed by the board of IMipi> Tt<e comml'.tee to be eeleeted with reference to location for division Into three sections of five eacii, tor woraing purposes. No hymn now tn u*e shall be excluded without threa forrths of the members, and no new byma r.ot now it tne co'lection lntroduoel I " by a -imilar v -te. A number of an meots were offered and rejected hod the port adopted. Salt Uki citt. May u?1 Suite an emigration of Manna wring the paet winter and apiiag. While on tbelr way to toeee Arlaooa aeCUea on tbe 24Ui of this month, Prssl Jent_ and seven men were upset while a ferry of tbe Colorado rl v<er .and Cy, one of the party11?

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