Decoration Day. the Foresters preparing for it.

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were the other iwreons tried. DECORATION DAY. THE FOESTE8 rCEPABIX'G fOE IT. A meeting of delegates from the variftns courts throughout the city of the Independent Order of Foresters was held last night at the Grand Pa cific Hotel to make arrangements for taking part in the celebration of Decoration Day. Mr. Frank Weidner. of Court No. 39, was selected as Chairman. The attendance at the meeting waa somewhat light on account of the weather. Mr. D. C. Carmicbael argued in favor of a participation in the celebration, as the veterans of the Zwar were fast passing awav. and the day would soon come hen the civic societies must take charge of the exercises on that day if it was to be observed at all. They all had brothers or relations in soldier graves. Many of the civic societies would turn out, aud the Foresters should make as good a show as any of the rest. Mr. Connors aaid they ought to turn out as far aa pos sible on Decoration Day; but the question waa whether this celebration was to obliterate their own anniversary, Ang. 12. Mr. Sumner aaid the sentiment of bis court wss in favor of celebrating Aug. 1 i Mr. De-'aine argued in favor of the turn oat on Decoration Day. It wa a legal holiday, and about the first time in the year when they could attend the cemeteries and visit the graves of their soldier brothers. There were about 4,000 Foresters in the city, and if only half turned out they would have a line representation. He saw nothing to prevent celebration of both Decoration Day and Aug. 12. After the question had been further discussed a motion was made that the High Chief Banger be requested to issue a proclama-, tion asking the courts to turn out on Decoration Pay. This was talked over to a rather tediona length, and a substitute waa offered that the sense of the meeting was that the order turn oat on Decoration Day, which prevailed. Then 'the motion that the High Chief Rangsr be requested to issue a proclamation to that eff eot was carried. The High Chief Banger waa authorised to appoint district eommandera, which be did as follows, the district commanders to aopoint aids and snbeommanders: North Side, Frank Weid-ner: South Bide, btandlah Acres; West Side, William Kil Patrick. The meeting then adjourned until Bandar, May lis, at 3 o'clock, at Ao. 110 Dearborn street. HOUSES AJTD HOUSE-SEEKERS. he it the is it the of the of Whit-ford one will self, and

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 May 1884, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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