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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1910)
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Miss M. Ruth Taylor
TEACHER OF PIANO
3 24 West Idaho. Phone 205
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Edith M. Swan
and Musical History
Studio 424 Laramie Avenue
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Attorney at Law
Office In rooms formerly occupied by
R, C. Noleman, First Nal'l Bank blk
'Phono 180. ALLIANCE, NED.
H. M. BULLOCK.
Attorney at Law,
WILCOX & BROOME
LAW AN!) LAND ATTORNEYS.
Long experience, In state and federal
courts and as Register and Receiver U. S.
Land Office is a guarantee for prompt and
Ottleo In l.nnd Offices Jlulldlng.
Drs. Coppernoll & Petersen
(Successors to Drs. Frey & Ha. re)
Over Norton's Store
Office Phone 43, Residence 20
GEO. J. HAND,
IM1VSIUIAN AND 8 UltO EON
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
DR. C. ii. CHURCHILL
PHYSICIAN AND Sl'KQEON
(Successor to Dr. J. K. Monro)
OFJFICE IN FLETCHER BLOCK
Offlco hours lM2a, m. 2-4 p.m. 7:3M p, m.
Ofiice Phono 62
Res. Phone, 85
H. A. COPSEY, M. D.
I'hyKlclun and Surgeon
Calls Answered promptly day and nlttht froii
oBllce. Ottlcess-Allliinee Natlonsl Unnk
liQlldtng over the Post Olllco.
DR. CHAS. E. SLAGLE
Paid to Eye Work
Drs. Bowman & Weber
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
First National Batik Bldg. Rooms 4-5-6
Office hours, 10 to 12 a. tn.,
1130 to 4, 7 to 8 p. m.
Office Phone 63 Res. Phone 16 & 184
Dr. H. R. Belville
Opera House Block Alliance, Nebr
T, J. THRELKELD,
Undertaker and Embalmer
KES. PHONE 207
ym K Memory of Memorial .Day ;PjS
JjJg . Stben tbc "Old Veto" M
P , By 'RO'BE'RTlS LOVE M
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rc. WHU .A& must have been thnt year, because it was only the fait before x 8,
aNMi u" that our folks moved from the little old town that was too small even xA3SK "
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By 'RO'BB'RTlS LOVE
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OUT of the past arlBes a boyhood memory. It beckons back to a
day of wonderful experience. It Is tho recollection of my tlrst
"Dec'rution day." I think It was as far back as 18S2; yes, It
must have been thnt year, because it was only the fall before
that our folks moved from the little old town that was too small even
to celebrate Memorial day to the big town where there was a U. A. It.
post and In the city cemetery near the high school building were many
"Tomorrow's Dec'ratlon day," said Will Gvay, my best chum. "Let's
march to the cem'tery with the G. A. R.'s."
"What do they do at the graveyard?" I adkeS. "Who's dead?"
"Do?" he bawled, hilarious at my verdant Ignorance. "W'y, they
put Howcrs on the soldiers' gruves an' make speeches an' fire s'lutes.
It's 'bout as big a day as the Fourth.''
So the next morning Will ntld I wereoutdoors early, wutcblnic the
crowds come In fiom the country und casting eyes of hero worshiping
upon the G. A. II. men ns they walked about, Identified by their blue
uniforms. There was a surprisingly lurge number of them. We did
not cnll them "the old vets" then. They were not old vets. They were
measurably young fellows, some of them Uttlo more than thirty aud
few of them very far past forty. Most of them were robust, erect, sol
dierly looking men. But here and there was, one with nn empty sleeve,
nnd yonder came n youngish looking fellow on crutches. The right leg
of his blue trousers was empty almost to the knee.
"Hello, Pete!" culled out ft blue el ml muti with both arms aud legs
intact. "Think you can keep up with us today?"
"Well, Jim," replied the man on crutches, "maybe- l could If I hudn't
kept a little ahead of you in that charge 11 1 Chlckamauga. where the
early bullet got my leg."
"That's one on you. Jim." toughed an empty Bteeve man.
Iu front of the headquarters of Major James Wilson post. G. A. It.,
the men formed iu fours, and the long column begun Its march toward
the cemetery, The undersized man beating the drum ter urn. ter uni,
tcr urn, turn, turn! to which the marching men kept step looked very
familiar to me. Why, It must be "Teed" Bremer, the little German
shoemaker who hnrt half soled my shoes.
"I didn't know Teed was a G. A. It.," 1 Bald to Will Gray. "He
looks too young to have been In the war."
"Sure he's one of 'em." replied Will. "He was a drummer boy all
through the last half of tho war."
And there tn line, carrying proudly a tattered tlug that tlrst flew tn
battle air at Shllot,, was our family grocer, who hud sold me many a
cabbage for the household table. Right behind him marched the drug
clerk from whom I had bought quinine to eradicate tho "uger" I
brought -along from the little old town. Aud 1 could scarcely believe
tt there also marched tho "p'fessor," principal of the high school.
"Ter urn, tcr um. ter urn. turn, turn!" throbbed little "Teed" Bremer's
wartime drum, to tho rhythm of which Will Gray and I and many
others, men. women nnd children, kept step along the sidewalks ns the
G. A. K.'s marched In mldstreot up the hill to the cemetery. Behind
tho veterans walked thirty -six little girls, clad in white, one for each
state then In the Union, ci rylng wreaths and baskets of blossoms.
In the cemetery we gathered nround the grave of Major Wilson.
One of the veterans laid 11 large wreath upon the major's grave.
Others decorated the graves of humbler soldiers. A rifle squad tired a
salute. The bugles sobbed dirge. The chuplaln offered prayer. Then
the "p'fesRor." mounted upon a big box. delivered the address of the
day an eloquent tribute to all the brave and honored dead.
Every 30th of May. In thousands of towns throughout the reunited
nation, scenes such as the one Iwre but partially described take place,
and yet, after ah. how dissimilar they have come to bo! How much
thinner and shorter must be the column thnt marches this year from
tho headquarters of Major Wilson post! How bent nnd gray and
feeble must be the survivors of those stalwart men of '82!
THE GADSBY STORE
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
OFFICE PHONE 498
RESIDENCE PHONES 207 and 510
J. P. HAZARD
Surveyor and Engineer,
Parties out of town should write, as I
am out much of the lime
Charges will not exceed $5.00 and ex
penses per day.
MRS. LOIS RILEY
It will pay you to come in and. see our
line of lawn mowers, as we have the
largest and best line ever carried in'
Fxill line of Garden Hose from
8c to i8c per foot
1 Grocei'y anllatiaitet
Groceries, 'Fresh and Cured
Meats, Fruits, Vegetables,
Nuts, Candies,- and ; every
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N. W. Cor. Box Butte Ave.
and Montana St.
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