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8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : ITBIDAY , MAY 31 , 1805.
EACH HERO'S ' GRAVE AN ALTAR
Evcrj Soldier Tomb Hidden Beneath the
Incense of Fragrant Bloom.
OMAHA'S ' OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
Cemetery VIMtntlon Followed l > r nn Im
paling rruccialnn of Mllltnrjr llaillc *
nutl Kxcrclie * Ht HitiiBcoiii 1'ark
Hcnator Tliuriton' Aildrcis.
A cross town car stopped at a suburban
street Intersection yesterday morning while a
white-haired woman hobbled toward the plat
form. She was not a prepossessing person
age cither. Her face was seamed and
hollowed with ago and a pronounced spinal
curve testified to the weight of care which
she had carried during her three score
years and tnoro of life. Her hands were
largo and bony and her fingers warped and
twisted with hard work and the Infirmities
of age. On ono arm she carried a 1mgo
basket containing small earthen pots filled
with blooming plants. There were half a
dozen sprigs of geranium , red , white and
variegated. One single rose was packed
away In the center and the remaining space
was filled with verbenas and bunches of
brilliant pansles. All were carefully
wrapped In brown paper which was tucked In
here and there , so that no Blum or leaf
could possibly be broken and she carried
the burden of blossoms as tenderly as a
mother might her new born baby. The
right hand held a big old-fashioned water
ing pot and an she labored patiently across
the pavement she stopped and looked feebly
at the high step as though her strength
were scarcely equal to It. lut her basket
and watering pot had told her story , and
half a dozen passengers sprang to assist
her. One took her basket and carefully
deposited It under a seat In the car , while
the qthers lifted the trembling figure and
guided the tottering footsteps to a seat
which had been quickly vacated for her.
Tucked away among the blossoms were half
a dozen tiny flags , and those who saw her
thought of the green mound at the other
end of her Journey and cared for her ten
derly for the Kake of the soldier who lay
COVEUED THEM WITH FLOWERS.
She was but one of hundreds who brought
their' tributes of flowers to scatter on the
graves of veterans whose resting places are
found In the cemeteries of Omaha. Scarcely
a motor train passed during the early fore
noon that did not contain from one to half n
dozen passengers laden with flowers and the
memories of the departed ones , to whom they
were about to pay their annual tribute of re
spect and love. Some of them were widows
who had stood disconsolate as their husbands
marched away under the banner of the
union , and who still remembered the suspense
and heartaches of the following years. Be-
sldo them were children to whom the re
bellion was but a story that they had learned
at their mother's knee. Hut they had come
to believe that the unpretentious grave was
the shrine of the holiest religion that they
know and they helped to place the flowers
and plant their flags upon the mound with
as much awe and reverence as those who had
seen the soldier laid away and heard the last
salute which consigned him to the earth.
Besides these , numerous carriages drove to
the same destination. Among them were
those which carried the veterans who had
been selected by the various posts of the
Grand Army of the Hepuhllc to decorate the
graves of their departed comrades. A com
mittee had been assigned to each cemetery.
George A. Ouster post had charge of the
ceremonies at Prospect Hill ; the members of
U. S. .Grant post omdated at Forest Lawn
and the graves at Mount Hope , Holy
Sepulcher and the Jewish and Bohemian
cemeteries were tlecorated by , the members
qf Phil Kearney and George Crook"posts.
The committees , with their load of flowers
and flags , started 'out at 8 o'clock , and early
In the day the last blossom had' ' found Its
resting place , and the grave of every dead
Eoldler in Omaha wore Its Memorial day
mantel. The shower of the previous night
had freshened and beautified every shrub
and grass blade In the cemetery grounds
and seldom had they looked so beautiful as
on this Memorial morning. It was as thgugh
nature had joined In the offering and worn
her brightest garment In honor of the dead.
The veterans visited each grave In turn and
covered It with the fragrant mantel ol
flowers. Then the outline of the mound was
marked with flags and the headstone was
crowned with a wreath of green and
blossoms. It was a simple but touching
ceremony and the veterans who had assisted
In It every year for three decades were
visibly affected as they bent over the
Bcpulchcrs of these who had fought beside
them and heard before them the reveille ol
AT HANSCOM PAUK.
The general exercises of the day were hehl
In Ilanscom park In the afternoon ,
The paratle was expected to start from Six
teenth and Farnam street. ) at 1 o'clock , but
Bomo of the divisions were late In getting
Into line , and It was nearly an hour latei
when the command was given and the lonf
procession started on the march.
The march was led by the Seventh Ware !
Military band , which was followed by the
Omaha Guards , Captain Mulford command'
Ing ; Thurston HIIIos , Captain Scharft ; Hlgl :
School cadets , Lieutenant Penn , and the
Boys' brigade of Beth Eden Baptist church
In the order mentioned. A number of car
rlages , In which rode Senator Thtirfton
speaker of the day ; Dr. W. II. Christie
chairman of the Memorial day committee
and prominent Grand Army men with thcli
wives , accompanied the procession.
The line marched to the northeast cornel
of the park , where It was Joined by the loca
posts of the Grand Army of the Republic
the Sons of Veterans and the Thurston Urun
corps. The program at the park cmbracet
prayer by Itov. Helllngs , an address by Sena
tor Thurston on "Uecollectlons of the War , '
the salutu by the Thurston Hides and selec
tlons by the band.
SENATOR THUnSTON'S ADDRESS.
The speech of Senator Thurston commandei
close attention , especially his remarks on tin
Chicago monument and the use of forelgi
( lags In processions , his sentiments on botl
subjects meeting a hearty applause. The sen
ator was Introduced by Dr. Stone , the chair
man. He b.'gan by saying :
"Soldiers of the republic , rest In peace
Sleep In peace. The nation you preserve !
with your arms remains forever , and llbsrty
equal rights and justice are the heritage o
your descendants until the Judgment day. "
He called to mind the review at Washing
ton thirty years ago , comparing It with Hi
reviews now held , not so much of the llvlni
as an annual grand review of the silent dead
This spirit of respect and memory grows a
the years Increase , and by God's power wll
continue for centuries.
The soldiers of the late war were member
of the greatest army that has been gatherc
together since the Invention of gunpowdei
They met a brave , lionorablo and qhlvalrou
lot. The spectacle'of th"e war dwarfs all th
achievements of history. The reason the na
tlon respects the deeds of the army Is becaus
the soldiers were engaged In the greates
cause that ever animated the hearts of men
The senator said he would be the last mate
to rekindle the fires of sectionalism and de
sired to mantle the fields of blood with a
complete n covering as nature had placed o
them. Ho would have his charity as subllm
as nature's. He would have the history c
the war taught In every public school. Th
$ on.sjttt tlQM shjuld. be made a test Vouk , an
Upon every school house should float a
American flag. Yet ho was Informed that I
some schools It was customary to stop li :
ctructlon with the opening of the war. II
raid this feeling that all allusion to th
Vvar should be crushed out was of the namb )
WELL IF WELL MEANT ,
The question of dedicating a monument I
Chicago to the confederate dead Is debated h
* iM. If the Idea was to simply remember 'U
dead It was well. . It Is a propof sentiment , bi
If It Is sought to establish the belief th :
they were unjustly conquered and the prli
clples they fought ( or are still living the
U Is wrong , .
Speaking of the custom of carrying forelp
flags In processions , Mr. Thurston declare
that It was proper , provided such flans \\ei
carried under the star * and stripes , The on !
nag the people should oitrncUe U the re
flag of aturchr. He closed his remarks wll
u tribute to the wives and daughters
fought at home. , and alluded In encouraglti
terms to tha rullltla , which U now belt
trained , as the best mentis of warding off a
repetition of war.
The rain c.ima up at the conclusion of the
exercises at the grave for the dead soldiers
and there was a general scattering for the
cars.Tho exercises were witnessed by the usual
Urge crowd of citizens. Nearly all business
establishments were close ! during the after
noon , and by 1 o'clock the motor trains lead
ing to the park were crowded. All the
extra cars were pressed Into service and the
crowd was fairly well taken care of. By
the time the procession reached the park
thcro were several thousand persons dis
tributed on Its slopes , many of whom were
flags In their buttonholes In honor of the
HERE REST THE SOLDIER DEAD.
Prospect Hill. General Hawley , Senator P.
W. Hitchcock , Major Thornburg , Major Pad
dock , Colonel William Daumer , ex-Governor
T. II , Cumtng , Dr. McClelland , Colonel Watson
H. Smith. General Silas A. Strickland Patrick
Moore , Charles Mc.Maugh , Charles Meyers ,
F. A , Matthcwson , L. H. Morton , Thomas
Hefty , W. H. Holland , II. T. Noonon , A.
Klomatkouskl , Thomas Hall , William Mur
phy , Sergeant JfUike , M. Komaller , Alexander
Hamsey , Atigusl Walling , H. Florence. H.
Flnley , J. Horfcldtr , M. Derg , M. G. Mutchell ,
Corporal Edward Desmond , Henry Groves ,
Fred Lctzlngcr , 'P. Cinch , Sergeant L. E.
Monroe , Corporal A. W. Lambert , J. H.
Hood , E. D. Schracder , Quartermaster Ser
geant John Wright , S. A. Williams , John
Anderson , A. Creedon , Sergeant Gustave
Cazar , W. T. Stewart , Samuel Smith , L.
Kaiser. W. H. Smllh , William Dolan , I.
H. Hood , Robert Jones , Lieutenant D. R.
Nichols , C. A. Mcanger , A. Heckman , C. A.
Mand , Colonel Robert Wilson , I. C. Jones ,
Captain C. S. Brown , I ) . Itncr , E. D. Ouster ,
H. C. Meyers , F. Thum , A. C. Althus , John
Herman , J. Odell , William McArdlo , Captain
Sterrltt , M. Curran , G. P. Armstrong , Fred
erick Ponder , Stephen H. Lewis , James Fin-
nlgan , Matthew Uaugh , Peter Tickle , Joseph
Tully , Reubn J. Dexter , Thomas Alldrldge ,
Archibald Cook , Matthias Dotz , Samuel
Smith , C. It. Omton , Hugh Devlin , Emanuel
U. Shrader , Wilbur Stelnard , Sylvnnus Wil
liamson , Frank V. Adams , Frank Farnsworth -
worth , Wlllard A. Noble , James W. Chelson ,
Alexander Reardon , John A. Jordan , Albert
E. Ord , Herman Gclseke.
Forest Lawn , Grand Army of the Republic
Plot John 0. Parker , Charles H. Elliot ,
Schuyler Wakclleld , W. H. Siillenbergcr , John
Fllnn , George Thos , John Cosgrove ,
Samuel Cater , Isaac Canada , Charles II.
Thompson , Chalmey Ilennett , Samuel T.
Robinson , Edwin Groshen , Martin Stroud ,
Elyall W. Looncy , Jacob Wilder , Jason
Wood , John R. Osborn , Emory B. Young ,
Allen R. Poff , Francis C. Hair , John S.
lluck , Taylor Green , H. L. Stein , Patrick
Goings , Henry Elbcrt. John Lindsay , Charles
P. Fitch , Thomas Barrett , Charles Kohl ,
Hiram Sprague , W. R. Adams , T. T. Badger ,
George Lovclaco , James E. Davis , A. W.
Walt , William France , James W. Williams ,
W. J. Chambers , Robert W. Dyball , Theo
dore J. Wren , James Barker , Edward S.
Thompson , Henry Meyer , Ferdinand Root ,
Edward George , John W. Whltmarsh , J. H.
Miller , W. F. Hclns , John F. Boyd , B. L.
Keyes , James W. Savage , John M. Eddy ,
James Hobart , John Baker , Sam F. Haun ,
Nathaniel S. Drake. Gotfrled Fisher , Charles
Scott. Alexander Horton , David C. Smith ,
Charles Casford , Martin Heller , John A.
Holy Scpulchor George M. O'Brien ,
Michael Mulcahey , John O'Neill , P. J. Mc-
Namara , Philip Heelan , Edward Criesman ,
John Carney , John Reynolds , John E. Byrne ,
John M. ' Sullivan , Owen Brady , William
Hennessey , Thomas Kennedy , Jeremiah Des
mend , Theodore Truckley , John Murphy ,
Timothy Tobln , Bryan Farrell , Patrick
Dempsey , P. Pendergast , William Frewen ,
Martin Kennedy , Philip Dowllng , Robert
Rlckaby , John Sweeney , Byron McCaffrey ,
John O'Boyle , Peter Murphy , Peter Doran ,
OHSUKVii : > ItY Till : SCHOOLS.
Lemons Taught to the Coming Men nnil
Instead of waiting until yesterday , most of
the schools of the city observed Memorial day
Wednesday afternoon , though some of them
cslebrated last Wednesday. Yesterday the
children were enjoying a holiday and to
day they will visit the respective school
houses for the last time during the present
school year. Today the routine work
will be dispensed with and most of the time
will be devoted to gathering up the books
and saying adieu.
Wednesday afternoon flags floated from all
of the school houses in the city and In most
Instances the exercises were of a nature that
reminded the children of the dead heroes
whose graves are decorated by loving hands
For days the pupils of the Holy Family
Mhool had been preparing their part of the
program. The lawn adjoining the school
hail been handsomely decorated and every
thing was ready for the celebration of Me
morial day. The arrival of the orator ol
the day was the signal for the pupils to- form
ranks and to march to their appointed places
on the lawn. The musical part of the pro
gram was rendered In a way which showed
that the hearts of the children were In their
work. The class recitations showed careful
training on the part of the teachers , but the
recitation of Miss Edith Dwycr came In for
the largest share of favorable comment.
Then came the last , but by no means the
least part of the program , the address by
the gray haired veteran , Major John B ,
Kuroy. The children crowded around him
and llstenoa with the closest attention to
the Impassioned words of the speaker , will
may well flatter himself with having In
stilled Into their young hearts an increased
love of Memorial day and a deeper regard
for the noble men who bled and died foi
At the Comqnlus school each room had an
appropriate program for Memorial day. Thes ;
being finished , the Sixth , Seventh and Etghtli
grades assembled to listen to a patriotic ad
dress by E. A. Parmalee , In which all were
much Interested. The First and Second grade5
had a flag drill In the lower hall , while the
kindergarten pupils were merry with theli
The rooms of St. WenceslRiis school were
neatly decorated and the children welcomed
the speaker , Dr. Sommervlll , who appeared
In Grand Army of the Republic uniform
The children had done splendid work and
ho listened with pleasure and praised tin
sisters for the preparations they had made
He explained to the children the significant
of Memorial day. He did not forget tin
Sisters of Charity who took care of tu )
wounded. Ho Inspired the children with tin
love of God and the country. At the re
quest of the speaker , the exercises endei
with beautiful Bohemian songs ,
The exercises at Cass school were of i
very Interesting character. The flag-drapei
entrance hall presented a very pleasing up
pearunce to the visitors who assembled ti
hear the songs and recitations of the pupils
At the close of the exercises Major Potwli
delivered an address that was equally Inter
cstlng to visitors and scholars. The exercise :
consisted of recitations and patriotic songs.
AT ST. PHILOMENA'S HALL.
The Memorial day celebration at St. Phllo
menu's hall was held Wednesday evening
The different classes taking part c-howei
careful training on the part of their teachers
the Sisters of Mercy. "America" was touch
Ingly rendered by the class choir. Mis
Ida Moore recited "Memorial Day' " In i
very delightful manner. The speaker fo
the occasion wes Dr. Sprague. He ex
plained to the children what Memorial da ;
meant and the reasons for celebrating It
Ho told of the causes of the civil war am
Abraham Lincoln's call for men to protec
the union. Ho also spoke of the slaver ;
days In the south and tbe manner of sellln ;
the poor black men and women like cattle
. Ho reminded the children that the Gran
Army men wcfe One "by ono dropping int
( ho grave and that when hU little hearer
hail gro\Vn up to be men and women the
ihould honor the graves of the veterans
who In dark and troubled days rushed Ilk
heroes to the front against the enemies c
the stars and stripes. The "Infants' Clat
Song" by the little tots was really amusln
and was applauded to the echo. Recitation
were also given by Miss Nellie Boland an
MUa Kitty Gerko. "Tho Star Spangle
Banner" was sung by the children an
brought the entertainment to a close.
At the Vlnton school there was a length
program , with songs , recitations and musli
The remarks of Mr , Day were well chosen am
suited to the ages of the children , were Ir
tercatlng oilko to parents , teachers and chl
dren. Mrs. Sheldon tang well and e :
peclally delighted the little ones. Th
parents 'were out In largo numbers an
showed their appreciation by their ber.nln
faces and their hearty words ol praise.
Dupont school held tiie M'.mortal day e >
crclies last Wednesday , The speaker fc
the occasion , J. W. Johnston , IntercatrTJ o
g I listener * greatly with stories of Uio oiv
g war , living ruauy personal experiences , Tt
hill and rooms were decorated with bunting
and' flags , Each room had Its own enter
tainment. The presenceof the patrons of
the school added to the pleasure of the day.
Many flowers were brought by the purMls
tor the use of the ladles' committee on dec
oration. The program was delightfully ren
dered by teachers and pupils.
At the Pacific school the rooms were
draped with flags and bunting. The address
was delivered by John U. Sawhlll , the school
singing "Columbia. "
SCHOOL GIRL'S POEM.
The Columbian school had a most entertain
ing program , ono which was enjoyed by all.
The recitation by Bernle Drumm , a girl of 9
years , was loudly applauded. It was entitled
"A Little Girl's Tribute , " the words being :
I think those men who fought and saved
Our glorious country free ,
Should have a ( lag that O , when waved ,
Would reach from sea to sen ,
I think those too , who , steeping lie
'Ncnth nature's greenest. Bed ,
Should have n tombstone O , so lilijh ,
'Twould reach way up to UoJ.
The pupils of Lake school found time to
prepare a program In honor of Memorial
day. The Inspiring strains cf "America , "
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" and khidred
patriotic airs were heard from time to time
during the week , while busy hands made the
building gay with flags and bunting , proving
that tiie ! ° sson In patriotism was not being
neglected. Avc'.inesday afternoon was given
almost entirely to the celebration of' the
day. The lower grades and thi kindergarten
ach gave a program In their own rooms ,
hllo the pupils of the grammar grades met
n the largo assembly room. Tiie music , the
collations , "Sheridan's Ride , " by Fred
woeley ; "Little Jim , " by Mattlo Rector , and
The Deserted Gravo" by Juno Bennett were
ut the Introduction to the chief features ,
ho address of Prof. Glllesple held the atten-
on of the largo audience , while he spoke of
lie causes and some of the events of the
ate war. At the close of the address the
uplls formed In ranks , and to the tune of
'Marching ' Through Georgia , " marched out of
ho building In fine style. The flowers the
itiplls had brought for the decoration of
.cldlors' graves were then tastefully arranged
n baskets filled with wet sawdust and sent
, o ono of the Grand Army of the Republic
losts for distribution today.
FURAY'S AUDIENCE AT KELLOM.
Major Puray found an enthusiastic audl-
nco to greet him when ho rose to speak at
ho Kcllom school. Eight hundred pupils
ssembled In the yard , where the many
eautlful trees cast a pleasant shade. Many
f them were decorated with the national
: olors. The speaker recounted some of his
tersonal experiences during the war and held
ils audience completely. He urged upon
hem the duty of love to their flag and their
lountry , and emphasized the fact that none
if them were too young to serve their
; ountry In Its need. To illustrate this he
old an anecdote of n little girl of
who during the war had warned a body
jf union soldiers of the coming of their
inemles and BO saved them from death or
apturo. The little kindergarten chllJren
teed next to the platform decked out in red ,
ivhlto and blue paper caps and carrying
mall flags In their hands. They presented
a beautiful spectacle of childhood and Inno
cence and their shining eyes and Interested
. 'aces showed that they appreciated this
story. At the conclusion of the speech a
bouquet of roses was presented to Major
'uray. Then followed the singing of
America" by the pupils , after which was
given three cheers for Kellom school , and
.hey were given with a will.
Yesterday the pupils of the Benson
'laco school , to the number of seventy-flve ,
marched to the Mount Hope cemetery , where
hey distributed flowers upon the graves of
all of the old soldiers whiso bodies repose
n this city of the dead.
EXERCISES AT SARATOGA.
Memorial day was observed at Saratoga
school with appropriate and Interesting ex
ercises. The pupils and visiting friends
ivero assembled In the halls , which were
ilraped with bunting and decorated with
flowers and portraits of the nation's heroes
Through the doors could bo seen the foliage
of the beautiful shade trees surrounding
the building , and at the windows were
boxes , graceful with hanging vines and grow-
ng plants , and bright with the summer
blossoms. The airy and pleasant school
rooms and restful surroundings add much
to.the attractiveness of Saratoga and help
o account for the Increasing numbers
of visitors. After a piano solo am
the singing of "Columbia" came a recitation
by Arthur Amstatz , which was followed by
a flower exercise , given by seven little girls
concert recitation on "The Flag" by seven
boys wan followed by a declamation , "Ilol
lall , " given with specially fine effect by
Earl McElrath. The L'anjo club of
' 96 favored the audience with some
music and was enthusiastically re
called. Seven little fairies , representing the
colors of the rainbow made their appear
ance , and this was followed by the song
' 'Marching Through Georgia. " Ten boys then
old the audience what might happen "When
Wo Are Men , " which was succeeded by n
declamation , "Decoration Day. " Then came
a vocal solo , "Cover Them Over" , " by Mr
Charlton. A recitation ' .For Grandpa'ri
"lake , " and declamation , "Old Ishmael Day , '
came next , and then the pupils were highly
entertained by Miss Madge Leard , who , after
giving a selection , "Alice , I Love Thee , " re
sponded to a hearty recall. "The Blue am
the Gray" was recited with feeling by Helen
Keller and then followed a flag drill by
twelve little girls , who executed the move
ments with a precision that would do credit
to a soldier of the line. George Newton of
tho. Grand Army of the Republic then ad
dressed the pupils and related some very
'nterestlng experiences of army llfo as a boy
of 17 years. "Tenting1 Tonight , " solo by Mr
harlton , and chorus by audience ' , ant
"America" closed the exercises. 'After dis
missal , the visitors present remained to
examine specimens of written language work
and drawing that had been done by the
pupils during the term.
NEL'DED NO ORATOR.
Sherman school had no orator , but the
program was quite long enough wlthou
speeches. Miss Ryland arranged the oxer
clses for the grammar grades , members o
each class taking some part. There were
recitations , relevant and Irrelevant , and songs
patriotic , pathetic and' humorous. A dl
mlnutlvo .specimen of womankind recitci
"Tho Flag of the Brave" In a way to bring
forth the heartiest applause. Six llttlo girls
of the second grade represented punctuation
marks and called themselves "Six Little
Marks from School. " "Cover Them Over'
was sung by a class of girls. "The Soldier's
Farewell and "Now the Day Is Over , " suni
by the entire school , closed the program , am
the children went homo happy as though I
had been a day of jubilee Instead of Memorla
day. The primary classes had their own
program under Miss Alvison's supervision
The rooms were decorated with flags am
drawings 'n ' red , white and blue on th
boards. There were flags and scrolls , verse
and flowers. The program was printed In
bright colors , adding to the general bright
Hero the day was observed by the carry
Ing out of three separate programs.
"The Story of Spring , " as acted and sunc
by the llttlo ones of the kindergarten gav
delight to the largo number of parents am
The primary children carled out their pro
gram of patriotic songs and recitations wit
an enthusiasm and promptness that reflect
credit on their teachers.
The children of the upper grades as
Bcmblcd In the main hall to listen to an ad
dress by Major T. S. Clarkson. This addres
was a lesson In patriotism that will bo re
membered by all who heard It.
MORE THAN ONE DAY OF IT.
Memorial day exercises at Windsor schoo
began the first of the week with stmpl
stories told the llttlo ones and stories and
language work with the older pupils. Or
the afternoon of Memorial day the pupil
were all assembled In the lower ball , whlc
had hanging on Its walls pictures of some o
the prominent war heroes draped with flag
and bunting. Hero the following short pro
gram was carried out ! Song , "Red , Whit
and Blue , " school ; recitation , "Black , Blu
uiid Gray , " Leila Mooney ; reading , "Th
Best Tribute. " Rose Langdon ; recitation
"His Mother's Songs , " Maud Perry ; reading
'Dotty' * Thought , " Florence DeGraff
"Star Spangled Banner , " school ; .address
Simeon Bloom : short speech , J. S . Stone
"America , " school. At the conclusion o
the program the pupils marched from th
building to the time of "Yankee Doodle.
The songs were accompanied by tbe violin
played by Misses Bessie Johnson and Caroline
line Hutchison and Masters Leslie Kreldc
and Harry Johnson.
Memorial day was observed at Fores
.chool by the children bringing a quantlt
of the wild blue Iris , as well u some cu
ttvated flowers. Appropriate exercises were
held In the different rooms , after which
all grades came togoUlar and listened to
an nddress by Councilman Gordon , who
spoke of his leaving a : student's work for
that of a soldier , and related some of his
experiences as one , 'Ho ' closed by urging
the children to love their country. The ex
ercises closed by all prestnt Joining In sing
ing "America. "
The pupils of Farnam school observed
Memorial day with appropriate exorcises.
Captain Jenkins delivered , an address , which
was listened to by manyof the parents as
well as the children. The entertainment
closed with the " . " the
"flaR. salute" and singIng -
Ing of "America" by the school.
AT CENTRAL SCHOOL.
At Central school Wednesday the entire
afternoon was devoted to the observance of
Memorial day. The halls and rooms were
decorated with flags and bunting , swords ,
guns and other relics In keeping with the
spirit of the day. In many of the rooms
there were blackboard Illustrations of the
famous naval battles of the war , the flags
used on sea and land , pictures of "Old Abe"
and the school house where he "went to
school. " Appropriate programs were given
In the different rooms until 2:30 : , when
with measured tread the snhool assembled
In the lower ball to the strains of tbe fun
eral march , "Marionettes , " most effectively
rendered by Miss Mary Petty. The general
exercises opened with the song "Our Na
tion's Dead , " feelingly sung by the higher
grade pupils. Miss Carrie Goldsmith of the
seventh grade recited In a pleasing manner
an extract from Lincoln's address at Gettys
burg. The five primary rooms then paid
their tributes to the dead heroes. Master
Jamlo Detwller of the fourth grade recited
"We're Coming , Father Abraham. " The
song "When Johnny Comes Marching
Home" followed , Miss Dapllne Crane sing
ing the solo parts and the entire grade joinIng -
Ing in the chorus. The principal , Miss Ham
ilton , then Introduced Mr. D. B. Sargmit of
the Grand Army of the Republic , who Kave
the address , a description of the battle be
tween the Kearsarge and Alabama. Mr.
Sargent was a participant In the encounter ,
laving been an officer on the Kearsargo.
r\t the conclusion of the address the shool
gave the salute to tbo flag. The program
closed with "America , " the guests Joining
vlth the school In singing. The pupils then
returned to their respective rooms and
marched from the building , keeping tlmo to
he familiar strains of "Marching Through
WHAT WALNUT HILL DID.
At 2 p. m. the pupils of Walnut Hill
school assembled In the upper hall of the
) ulldlng , where the program was carried
out. Colonel Glllesple set forth th j Issue
of the civil war , told why we celebrate Me
morial day and pledged the children to
support the government and the flag. He
said he would have been glad to tell them
moro of the war , but as they were obliged
to stand ho limited his remarks to fitted !
minutes. Rev. L. E. Hawk followed with a
flve minutes' talk. The addresses were well
received by tbo pupils , who at the close
thanked the gentlemen for coming. The
part of the program furnished by the pupils
was appreciated by their schoolmates , who
encored everything from first to last. To
close the schools marched out of the build
ing with flying flags and happy faces , glad
of an approaching holiday.
Fort Omaha school spent very llttlo time
n preparing a program , to be carried out
Wednesday afternoon. But n very pleasant
tiour passed In singing patriotic songs and
reciting suitable selections. During the past
week the teachers tried : to Impress on the
minds of tbe children the true meaning and
sacredness of Memorial day , having learned
from observation that the true spirit of
the day Is often forgotten or not felt by
the children In the heyday of a school en
tertainment. Mr. Durban and Mr. Hender
son , representatives of the Grand Army ol
the Republic , made short speeches and held
the attention of their young listeners.
At the Central Park school the first four
grades combined their program , which opened
at 1:30 : with a patriotic song. Wllllo St.
Clalr , first 'grade , gave the welcome speech ,
which was- followed by songs , recitations , a
dells drill and a mlllt try drill. At 2:30 : Uno
fifth , sixth , seventh and eighth grades lis
tened to an Impressive address by the speaker
cf the day , William L. Allison. They ren
dered a program.
TRANSACTIONS AT TRAIN.
Exercises at the Train school consisted of
appropriate tongs and recitations by the
pupils. Ailded to thcso was a hoop drill
given by twelve little girls. Prof. Alfrd O.
Muller and Miss'Agnes Heync gave several
zither duets , much to the delight of the pupils
and thtlr friends. The absence of t'ne mem
ber of the Grand Army , who was to address
the school , was a great disappointment to all.
Gibson school decorated with flags , leaves ,
blossoms and flowers , A large basket of
boquets was sent to dccorato the soldiers'
graves , wild pond lilies and roses. A good
number of parents and visitors attended.
Mr. Parker spoke for the Grand Army.
The day was fittingly observed at Mason
school by short general exercises in the largo
hall , In which all the different grades took
part , from the little * tots of the kindergarten
up to the eighth grade. Major Clarkson was
the speaker. At the conclusion of his address
ho was the recipient of a handsome bouquet
of roses from the school. A largo number
of parents of the pupils were present as visi
tors. During the last three-quarters of an
hour the sixth , seventh and eighth grades
gave a grand musical In the large eighth
For want of room and shade- the memorial
exercises at the Davenport school were wholly
confined to Indoors. The pupils assembled In
the prnclpal's room , which had been appro
priately decorated for the occasion. A pro
fusion of green boughs , fresh flowers , growing
vines at the windows , a subdued light and a
fragrant quiet , lent to the atmosphere a kind
of "peace on earth , good will to man" effect.
The exercises opened with song by the pri
mary children , followed by readings , recita
tions , etc. , by dfferent members of the
schools , the whole being Interspersed by mu
sic. Judge Eller , speaker of the day , was
most happy In his choice of words In his
Introductory remarks to the children , winning
as once their hearts and awakening their in
terest. Ho so adapted himself to his young
hearers as to claim their eager attention
throughout his address. The exercises closed
with presentation of flowers and song , "Amer
AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY.
At the Day Academy of the Sacred Heart ,
Twenty-seventh street and St.Mary's avenue ,
Memorial day exercises were conducted with
the usual enthusiasm. The morning recita
tions were made the occasion of many In-
structlce reminiscences of the dead heroes.
At 3:30 : p. m. the pupils were assembled In
the large study hall to receive the orator of
the day , Major J. B. Furay. The hall was
artistically draped In ( ha national colors.
A short literary program preceded the
"Welcome , " The entree ? "The Red , White
and Blue , " played onHwo pianos , with violin
and mandolin accompaniment , was followed
by "The Star Spanglcdl Banner , " full chorus ,
after which was a short dialogue , breathing
love of American customs and devotion to
the flag. Ono of thaxyoung ladles then de
livered an address , duelling on the senti
ments born of the occasion , She concluded
by extending a hearty welcome to the
speaker , assuring lilmi-th.it the Convent of
the Sacred Heart ever throws open Its doors
to those who carry a high standard of na
tional love of true patriotism. Rev. Thomas
Walsh then introduced Major Furay. who
arose and spoke eloquently on the significance
of the day's celebration A chorus , "Amer
ica , " with piano and' violin accompaniment ,
closed the afternoon's-entertainment.
Memorial day woa celebrated with due
honor at St. Peter's School. The school hall
was beautifully decorated with plants and
flowers , while tha stars and stripes , taste
fully arranged , festooned the walls and cell
ing. The exercises opened with the song
"Guard the Flag. " Rev , Father Walsh In a
few appropriate and most patriotic remarks
introduced the speaker , Mr. Garrety of the
Grand Army of the Republic , who charmed
the children for over forty minutes with the
recital of Interesting Incidents of the war.
He referred 'In a touching manner to the
noble band of heroes who are rapidly passing
away , but whose memory will remain forever
fresh In the hearts of all over whom the
starry banner sheds light and joy and free
dom. He recommended the young peoplj to
love the flag and venerate those who sac
rificed all they held dearest In this world to
save U. Master Harry Bethge recited with
much feeling a pretty patriotic address. The
song "God Bless Our Land" terminated a
most agreeable afternoon.
A flag raising was part of the program at
Druid Hill school. The presentation speech
was by Mr Carter , the address for tbe Grand
Army of the Republic being made by Dr , II.
Gullck. A long program of songs and recita
tions was rendered.
( lira from 8. 1' . Morie.
Wo have Just closed a deal with Sherman ,
? ccll & Co. , the largest handlers of their
Ino of goods In the country , whereby we
closcll out their entire accumulation of this
ummor's wash stuffs. There arc percales
and lawns , organdies and Swisses , crinkles
and crepons , jaconets and dimities , white
ndla Hnons and others ; In all moro than
40,000 yards ; goods that usually sell for
5c to 75c a yard , but on account of the
enormous discounts which we secured to
close out the whole lot , wo will place them
on sale Saturday at prices ranging from Go
o 25c a yard. Sherman , Cecil & Co. are
noted for their flno goods and these will bo
no exception. The sale , remember , takes
S. P. MORSE DRY GOODS CO.
FUNI3KAI. DIHKCTOIIS1 ASSOCIATION
Meeting Hot Sprlngi , South Dukotn , .Inno
11 Hint 18 , 1KD5.
Special rates Juno 10th via the North-
vestcrn line from all Nebraska stations. Ask
'our nearest agent or wrlto the undersigned
J. U. BUCHANAN ,
O. P. A. F. E. & M. V. R. R. , Omaha , Neb.
Special rates June 7 also.
To Hot SprliiK * , Smith Dakota.
June 7 , via Northwestern line. Ticket
ofllco 1401 Farnam street ; depot , ISth and
Dciivnr Steeper ,
The Union Pacific Denver Fast Mall train
carries a Pullman sleeper with buffet service ,
eavlng Council Bluffs dally at 6 p. m. ,
Omaha at 0:15 : p. m. , and arriving at Den
ver 8 a. m. next morning.
Reservations secured at Union Pacific city
ticket office. HARRY P. DEUEL.
City Ticket Agent.
i 1302 Farnam Street.
A Summer Trip.
Teachers and' others contemplating u sum
mer trip , the expense of which shall not be
prohibitive , are reminded that low rates to
Dsnver , Colorado Springs , Manltou and Pu
eblo via the Burlington Route will be In
effect at the time of the National Educational
Association meeting In Denver next July.
For n copy of an attractive HUle book ,
giving all necessary information about the
meeting , the city of Denver , the state' of
Colorado , rates , side trips , hotels and the
Burlington Route's service , call at the city
ticket office , 1324 Farnam St.
About Our Chicago Trains.
The "Vestlbuled Flyer , " which leaves
dally at 4:45 : p. m. , Is not the only Burling
ton Route train to Chicago.
It Is the best , of course , but there arc
others. Good ones , too.
They leave at 9:50 : a. m. and 7:50 : p. m.
The latter offers excellent service to I'corfa
and St. Louis , as well as to Chicago.
City ticket office , 1321 Farnam street.
Control Labor Union.
There will bo a special meeting of Central
Labor union held May 31 at Patterson hall
at 8 p. m. All delegates are requested to
be present , as business of Importance will be
transacted. J , B. Schupp , president ; K. S.
Fisher , secretary.
The two store rooms now occupied by G.
W. Cook & Son , Karbach block. Inquire at
German Savings bank.
Impossible to jLlvo In Thll Coun'ry
Without hearing about the Northwestern
line's evening "Chicago Limited , " for people
WILL talk about Us conveniences , tastefulness -
ness and comprehensive 'up-to-dateness.
Omaha , 5:45 p. m. ; Chicago , S:1G : a. m. Ves
tlbuled sleeping cars , chair cars , a la carte
diners , Plntsch gas , EVERYTHING. No ex
Other Northwestern trains at 11:05 : a. m.
and 4 p. m. daily. Want your trunk checked
at home ?
City ticket office , 1101 Farnam street.
THE DOCTOR'S COLUMN.
What la the best tonic for muscular weakness
ami general ilcblllty ?
Take five drops of Cerabrlne ( Extract of the
Brain ) thrco times dally.
Will you tell me of some simple remedy for
Febriclde ; one pill every six hours until
the paroxysm is relieved ; afterwards give
Cerebrlno In two-drop doses.
I am n bookkeeper ami confined In a close
ofllcc : my appetite Is not goiHl nnd I nm
troubled ( rom loss of sleep. Please state a
Cardlno ( Extract of the Heart ) would bo a
good remedy at first ; later on , Cerebrlne
would be Indicated.
What la a ( rood remedy to give to children
who suffiT from nervousness , ami where there
eeoms to bo on Impoverished condition of UK
Give Cerebrlno In two-drop doses on the
tongue , three times dally , alternating with
Cardlno In the same dose.
Will you favor me with a good general rem
edy for rhcumatlsmE
Febriclde ; ono pill every four hours until
pain Is relieved : after that , one pill three
or four tlmeta dally.
In thcro a reliable remedy for exhausted vltnl
Yes ; Testlne In three-drop doses three
times dally for a week ; then use Cercbrine
In the same dose , alternating weekly.
I am troubled with severe headaches and huvt
n very sallow sltln. What Is the beat jirepnra.
tlon for the derangement of the liver ?
Natrollthlc Salt ; one feaspoonful dissolved
In a half tumbler of water Immediately after
I wish Homo preparation containing Iron which
la more agreeable to taslc and more decidedly
tonic In Its action than the common forms ot
bee , wine and Iron.
Cocanlzed Beef , Wlno and Iron ( Columbia
'Chemical Company ) Is the best preparation
R. J. W. Take two teaspoonsful of the
Natrollthlc Salts dissolved In half a tumbler
of water about an hour before breakfast two
or three times a week. Procure a bottle of
Cerebrlne , take flve drops twenty minutes
before each meal. ,
W. T. PARKER. M. D.
P. S. All letters of Inquiry on medical
subjects directed to the Columbia Chemical
Company , Washington , D. C. , will be an
swered free , either In these columns or by
THE ANIMAL EXTRACTS
The most wonderful therapeutic
discovery since the days of Jcnucr.
CEHBHIUNRi - - I'rom the Rrnin.
For diseases of the brain and nervous
MEDULLINB , - From the Splual Cord.
For epilepsy , Locomotor Ataxla , etc.
CAHDINH , - - From ttio Heart.
For diseases of the heart.
TESTINB , For premature decay.
OVAHINR , For diseases of Women.
TllYDOIDINH , for Eczoina and impurities ol
Dose , R Drops. Price.Two Drachms , $1,00 ,
ALL DRUGGISTS. Send for Book.
i iiiittc'iii : : IMI.I.S
For Malarial Affections and all Inflamma
tory diseases of which fever U an accom
paniment. Of Inestimable value In neural-
Kla ; for sick headache u Bpeclllc.
Price , per box of 20 pills , 60c ; 100 pills , } 2.
For habitual constipation , torpor of the
bowels or Inaction of the liver , headache ,
gastric dyfp-'psln. Intestinal dyspepsia ,
want of appetite , languor and debility. As
n nilkl , effective purgative It has no equal ,
1'rice , We per bottle.
C01.U.UUIA CIIKHlOAk CU.HI'ANY ,
\Vu llllitiil , I ) , O ,
For tale by KUHN & CO. , 15th and Douglai.
100 Dozen TOMORROW ,
Suspenders Saturday ,
Fancy Brass One Day Only
Zephyr , June Splurge
Rubber Edged at
All Kinds and Colors arc displayed in Show Window.
Nocr Boiiflit a Better Pair for Fifty Cents.
Tiie old mossbacks who sold
formerly you 5-year-
old Furniture and Carpetings and palmed them off as
the latest styles are feeling very sore , and those who
t made you pay $7.00 for an artic'c worth $ i ,50 find their
occupation gone. i A
4 We Done It With Our Little Prices-
Agents for Alaska Refrigerators
and Jewel Gasoline Stoves.
We Furnisli Tour
Our prices are just the samc whether you buy for casher
or on Easy Payments.
Honest Va/Lnes. Reasonable Prices.
t&2//eat sweetmeats and you can't
prevent it , The first you know of
it there is a head ache ; the child is
billions and something must be
E done. Use Ripan's Tabules , a
remedy which is standard for such
nipani Tabulrc Bold by drugglits. or by raaU
U the price ( M cent * , box ) . l > eent to Tha . , , Ill- .
pans Chemical Company Na. ID Spruce St. N T.
IXH X hcncik
Rowland Wm , Bailcv , D , DS
L'JV'JI N G
.DENTIST . ,
til floor I'nxton
Finest and Best Dental Work
Gold Pilling * . Crown anil Rrd | o Work
Teeth extracted without , pain -without gus ,
Use D r. Balley'sTooth Powdo
IS THE BEST.
TIT FOR A KINO.
FRENCH * . EHAMEUtDCALr.
* 3.PPOIICE,3 SOLES ,
* ( I
Over One Million People wear the
W. L , Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory
They give the best value ( or the money.
They equal cuitom lioe In style and ( It.
Thlr wearing qunlltlei are unnurpaxeJ.
The price * are imllurni , tamped nn iole.
prom $ i to f j enveil over other mmc. .
If.juur dealer cannot supply jomvccjn Sold by
A.W. Bwman Co..N.IOthSt
J. C.Carlson , 1218 N.24th St
W. W , Fisher , Parker and
J. L , Newman , 424 13th St
Kellcy , Stiear & Co , . Farnam
and 15th St.
T.S.Crossey,25Q3 NSt. , South
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