167th OVI 1899

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Many Survivors Of The Organization Present. a VETERANS MEET TO RECALL PAST Happy Re-union Of Tlie Old 16701 0. V. I. Addresses by Tlie Hon. H. L. Morey, Mrs. Jackson, The Rev. L. B Oreti- nin aid Others at The Fair Grounds. A re-union is always a happy occasion whether it be of but a small family or of a large body or association of people. The re-unions of the soldiers who fought in the civil war are always happy and joyful occasions. And the one held to-day by the 167 0. V. I. Regimental Association at the Butler County Fair grounds was no exception to the rule. The attendance was good and the spirit of brotherhood was not lack- i!g,is the hearty band-shake so well displayed. D. W. Fitton presided. )apt. D K. Hellers of Company K, f Ricbmpud, Irid., was present and greeted his comrades in a cordial nanner. Lieut. Lev!. Jamison of Wauscon, an editor, of the leading >»per of that city, was also present and enjoyed the good things that were prepared for the visitors. The following are the officers of .he association IT—H C. Gray, president; D. W.'Eittou,' vice president; G. A. Vauilergriff, secretary; O. V. Parrish, treasurer; Rev. George C. vYarvel, chaplain; S. D. Cone, his- t'lrian. '" After the raembers^-of the regi- nent and their friei\ds had assembled and exchanged greetings, the program was begun with the rendi- ;ioii of "My Country" by the Apollo This was followed ,by an earnest prayer from the chaplain, the Rev. -. C. Warvel, in which he returned thanks to Almighty ,God for the privilege of so .many attending another re-union. The opening remarks were given by President Henry C, (Jray, after which the Hon. H. it. Morey in a few well chosen words of welcome said: MB. CHAIKMAN AND SURVIVORS OF THE .167TH REGIMENT—It is m.v privilege to extend tu you a welcome 50 our city. In doing this, a few <rords as tdjthe-great army of which you are a part, and the great" war in Which you were engaged, may not be out of place. The war of the rebellion from 1861 to 1865 was preceded by years of political agitation, such as >ccurred , in no other period in >ur American history. There was an-intensity of feeling which could be produced only under circumstances where humau liberty was involved and where tht nation's life was in peril. The existence of human bondage in the South was a violation of Hie principles on which our government was founded—which alt now acknow- ledge—both.Korth and South. It was self-evident contradiction in government which could uot exist. Abraham Lincoln in-1858 had said: •'A house divided against itself can not stand. I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free, r do uot pxpect the house to fall, hot 1 'ii» expect it will cease tu h divided. Tt will become al o ne thing or other. Either the opponents oJ shivery will arrest the fur ther spread of it and place, it where the public mind will be at rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its defender* shall push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the sates,old as well as new, north as well a s south." These were words of philosophy and were full of prophecy .The South guided by pecuniary imprest, sullenly resolved to defend its favorite institution to the last extremity-^-even to the disruption and destruction of the beautiful fabric of tho national union which was erected by our forefathers. The North being free from this baleful influence, cherished the natural love uf liberty which is implanted in the human breast, and which burst into a flame of patriotic fire when tho assault was made on our starry ilag.The shot that was fired at Fort Stunter was the signal for an outburst of patriotism which proclaimed the high resolve of our liberty-loving people to defend the nation of their fathers, and to hand it down,— a heritage of freedom to their children and to their children's children forever. The Romanshatl their legions,their allies, and their auxiliaries, and ex tending their con quests to tho boundaries of the then Known world; but never in the history of men and nn- lions bus there been a spectacle like this—of two millions and mure tree suns of a great republic form ing a volunteer army and fighting for liberty and their country. Side by side they stood,—shouldT to shoulder, rich and poor, high and low, ni»ivi>. ant! foreisn-born. in tho mighty contest. Tno baltlo liner, of tbt- coniot.tliuK miles from the Atlantic tu the Pacific, and the months grew into long years, yet still the carnage of war went on. You were apart of this groat army. Many of you I see by the records were mere boys of twelve and fourteen years when the war began. Wlille it continued and during its progress you grew into maturer years , and catching the martial spirit of tho time donned the blue and became part of the great army of the Union. In that great war more than a thousand pitched battles were fought,—battles which rank with the great battles under the great commanders in the world's theatre of war. There were forts to garrison, lines of communication to ba kept open,railroads to guard and defend, tho storms of winter and the heat of summer to endure. You did your allotted part, as the present Commander-in- chief ot the armies has well said': You performed the highest office and duty of soldiers; you performed well and obediently the orders that were given to you, and rendered the service required of you by your country. Looking back over the third of a century that has passed,, we see these comrades here assembled a part of that great army in blue which followed the flag of the republic—the beautiful stars and stripes. That great army that caused the (lag to be waved in triumph and victory ou every foot of American soil—the beautiful emblem of a country puri- L.E Grennau and Waldo V. Brown of Oxford."Auld LangSj-no," was sung in conclusion with a hearty will of freedom, and joyfulness Chaplain Warvel then pronounced the benediction. The wives of members of tho regiment played well-their part for the dinner they prepared and the manner in which they served it could not have been improved upon, so well was it done, All the "boys" voted the affair a most successful and happy one and the pleasure derived from meeting old friends and renewing acquaintances under such happy conditions will long be remembered. nation,—an indestructible union of indestructible states. The city of Hamilton and her people welcome you to her with warmest hospitality. .1 They welcome you RALPH KIRKPATRICK Says That The Praesidio Camp Has no Case of Contagious Disease. Dr. and Mrs Kirpatrick received a letter from their son Ralph a couple days ago, who is now stationed at the general hospital of the-United States service in San Francisco, Cal. Much uneasiness was manifested by Ralph's parents as it had been reported thatyellosv fever and other contagious diseases bad broken out in the Praesidio camp aud that the Although there were a few cases of contagious diseases, yet it was not near eo great as reported, and so Ralph cautioned his parents not to because you were soldiers of the re-, believe all tlin reports , as the hoppi- publio; they welcome you because tal and he himself were in-good con- ypu were fellow citizens of our slat", c ijtj ou many of our city aud county. They _ ,', , • • ' , .. , , . ,. welcome you because your gallant! Ralph also stated that during the commander, Col. Thos. Moore—a past few weeks there had. been over Chevalier Bayard in his knightly character, was our townsman and our.friend. In their name Ibid you again a thrice welcome. The greeting to the veterans assembled, wag then presented from -the pen of the Daughter of theBegiment, Mrs. May Moore Jackson, which was as follows; • To :Mv REGIMENT:—It is a great forty operations performed in the hospital without a death, which was indeed a most excellent record. Lieut. Harry C. Chadwic'k, also of this city, and who is it Ilia oOth regiment of the volunteer service, is now stationed at the Praesidio camp and is, so ho says, in the strictest regiment in'-military', ser- disappointment to me' to forego the j vice ' Eal P h Kitkpatriok writes that pleasure so long looked forward to of | be saw Harry a few days previous to ------ .,__ __., ......... ----- ------ , meeting and greeting each one of you—of spending this day with you in friendly converse. I had expected to say a few welcoming words, to wear the beautiful badge that I am ever proud to don as the mark of my relationship to some of our country's bravest • sous, to feel in tho clasp .of goodright hands, the thrill'of sympathy that always stirs-Bo warmly, when faithful friend meets faithful friend. ' But other lips than mine must beai to you my greeting. ; . , To other members of our resinient has been assigned the subject 'of ' Reminisences" and I'doubt riot that on this calm day uf peace, when skies are blue above us, and brotherly lovo and serene prosperity n-r abroad in our fair land, many a thrilling tale of war will be told, but I ask permission to tell just one story of your colonel and mine, that was told me the other day by an old friend, who had just returned from a visit to the South, i where he recently met the heroine of this little s-ory... A long night's march had just been ^ndcd and the chill dawn of day found you all very tired and very ".ungry, and after the camp op»s struck, a foraging expedition was liasily decided upon by a few starved fellows who wanted breakfast just then more than they wanted anythin? else in the world. These gentlemen found a stately old southern home nestled away among the Virginia hills, and persuaded its haughty mistress to play the part of hostess, which she did with but an ill grace. They had dined sumptuously and were reclining at ease upon the best parlor cfiairs and sofas, with their muddy boots comfortably elevated on other chairs and sofas, and they were enjoying to the full the excellence of some stolen cigars, to the stormy acffompani- rnent of an angry woman's tears and protestations, when in waited their irate colonel'. If there are any of the guilty ones present today they probably remember what he said to them better than I can tell it. But his apologies to their rebel hostess were so satisfactory, that even now, whenever she tells a story of thp war, she always closes with these words: "But there was one geutle- mau in the northern army, his name was Colonel Tom Moore!" This tribute from the Soutii to one of the goutlest gentlemen that ever lived, finds lovimr echo, I am sure, in tho hearts of his regiment, and in that of his own and his regiment's daughter. I deeply feel the honor you have conferred upon me by asking me to apeak to you today, and if mine were the power another year would come and go and flnd our number still unbroken: only prosperity, peace and serene contentment should bi> the portion of you ami yours. Until we shall meet an»iu, I ask, that you bear mo as I shall henr you in kindliest remembrance. QOD'S COLORS. On span of a rain-bow He painted his Red, And promise of peace O'os troubled worlds sped. In fleeciest heart of A cloud dwells His White, Betokening dawn. After sorrowful night. In star-studded dome All the silent dusk through, And on o'or the day Gleams His grand arch of Bluo. Unfading it flames {here— God's banner OH high,— Unfurls its dear tri-colo.- Now and for aye! MAY Mooui: JACKSON. fche i e tter and .then he was quite well and pleased- with his military life. OPENS OCTOBER 19th Detail* For The University^Extension Course Are.Arranged, , ... There.was a meeting of the various ward committees*of the T university extension course last nigtit'atthqC'M - tralHigii schoolbuiUing.L.P..Claw- son presided. Sam Fitton was elected secretary, and E G.Rttdcr, treasurer. It was decided to secure Prof-J.G. Carter Troope of the University c f Chicago to give a series of six lectures upoh,"The great novelists of the 19 h century." The first lecture will .be given Thursday eveniug Oct.'19th,'he others to follow fortnightly. The lectures will be held, in a church centrally loeated.Ticketswill be issued at once, the price of which will ba oue dollar lor the season. Aiifty cent ticket will be issued for pupils of the schools. Sam Mayer and K. G. -Ruder were elected door keepers, and Arthur Andrews and E. R. Uold&initb, lib rariaus. DENIES WIFE'S PLAINT. Joseph Booth's Answer To His Wife's Bill For Divorci. '.' i Joseph Booth has filed his answer to Mary Booth's application for divorce; He denies thbt he is drunken , neglectful or ci nel,and that iu JulylS- 99 he drove his wife and his daughter fromtheir home,with threats of death. He denies her valuation of the propi erty, and a.sks that the petition fo- divorce and alimony be dismissed. R. S. Woodruff for defendant'. Bebeca A. Ward's suit against Sarah E. Deiieen and others has been dismissed. Court House in Fair Week. The courthouse will probably ho closed on Thursday and Friday on account of the Fair. Clerk Huff man wnvpr contemplates k'nping his oiiicu opou for a shpri time each morning. St. Aloyslus Officers Elected. The following olVlcora were elected last niyrlit at tho meeting of the St. Aloysius society, an auxiliary of tho men's society of Hie St. Stephen' f church,—president, George Fredman; vice president, John P. Wagner; secretary i John Schumacher; treasurer, Joseph Meliscll; librarian Karl May; btanding committee, Edward Briode, Joseph Kueber, Frank Staiiastr'. Rosentlial Photographed. The picture of Abe Hosonthal, the pick-pocket arrested Saturday, was taken at police headquarters today, lor the rogues' gallary and to send to other departments. Hoseuthal it now supposed to belong in Chicago. Bottle goods the finest that the market product sat tho Bank Sample Room and Restaurant. TOM CONNOR Don't fail to s«n the Au»trul:»n

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 03 Oct 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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