Sioux City Journal from Sioux City, Iowa on May 31, 1904 · 6
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THE SIOUX 'CITY JOURNAL: TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1904. DAVIDSON CANNON RECEIVED 1 PRESENTATION CEREMONIES AT 7 V CHILDREN'S PARK. MAYOR SEARS DELIVERS ADDRESS Gift Areepted on Behalf of Children by Randall Pratt It. ; H. Monster Pays Tribute' to Hero Who Gave Relic to the City. . i Under I a sky radiant with the bright I summer ' sun, with ceremonies calculated to Inspire the heart with patriotism, the Davidson Memorial cannon was official ly presented to the Children's '; park' and duly accepted yesterday afternoon The presentation speech was made by Mayor W. O. Sears, while the speech of acceptance on behalf of therchlldren jwaa made by Master Randall Pratt. On be- half of the people of Smith's Villa C Walter Britton delivered the speech of acceptance. Throughout the solemn occasion the : aged father and mother of Lieut. Davld- Bon Bat close at hand, ready to catch the familiar sound of the name of their der 'parted son. Tears filled the eyes of, the ' aged parents as they listened to the eulogy of their son and to the many references to his deeds of valor while in the service of his country. No combination' of surroundings and .; circumstances could have been more ideal for the i day's ceremonies. The day was perfect.! Taking advantage of, the Memorial holiday hundreds of people came , early in the afternoon to enjoy the pleas-; ant surroundings which the little park "affords, j fi . ; -v : -y. ".. -. .' " Park Gayly Decorated. " The park had been prepared with pretty decorations for this state occasion. Flags and " bunting were everywhere in evidence. In the trees which bent over I the', platform 'colored lanterns, had been I hung, while at each corner of the platform large flags were draped. In the . center of-the park waved the large silk flag which was presented to the park by the S. V: M.iF. club. I -Directly in front of the cannon the platform was built for the accommodation of the speakers and singers. On the platform were placed pots of flowers and large bouquets of spring blossoms. Tho little cannon itself, mounted upon a ce-s ment pedestal, which bears the inscription of Lieut. W. C. Davidson-and relates the circumstances under which it was taken, pointed toward the platform.'" Besides! these evidences of the patriotic nature of the occasion a detachment of Company! L., In full uniform, which had ' been detailed by Capt. H. ,D. Nichols to ' give the salute at the close of the presentation speech, lounged about the park or dallied with their rifles previous to the part they, took In the afternoon, services. Six Ijnndrcd People Freient.'- Fully 606 people had gathered at the park when, at 4 o'clock, the party which was to have charge of the ceremonies stepped to the platform, .and a solemn hush cam over the crowd which by this time had gathered close up to the platform. The party consisted of E. M. Cum-! mlns, master of ceremonies, assisted by Woodbury j Sanborn. Robert' W. Orcutt, . Milton Perry Smith, M. 1. Seats, Dr. Sara B. IIoHkins, C. O. Englehardt, Henry French and C. E. Hatfield. Besides these were Judge A. Van Wagenen, who presided: Harrjj Clubb, who gave the bugle call; Rev. IB. H. Gaynor, Robert H. Mun ger, Mayor W. G. Sears. Harry C Darger, Master Randall Pratt and C. Walter Brit-'- ton. ..), The ceremony was opened with" the shrill tone's of the assembly call, blown on the bugle by Harry H. Clubb, formerly ctilef trumpeter for the First Wyoming infantry. (Rev. E. H. Gaynor offered a short prayer, after which Mr. Munger, a close friend of Lieut. Davidson, who had known him intimately, delivered a sketch of his life land a flne.trlbute to his mem ory. Mr. Munger s address appears else where. Mi yor Sears Addren. Following this address the presentation speech was made by .Mayor Sears. j "It was aot my good fortune to know 3Iayor XT. tf. Scars. Lieut. Davidson personally," said Mayor i Sears, "but I have heard much of him. I have heard him spoken of as a man of fine character, brave on the field of bat tlD, yet modest and unassuming.' When the late war broke out we find him in the thickest of the fight. In one of these expeditions he! nas fortunate enough to capture a small cannon, which he prompt ly donated to the city where he lived. 11 . ' " ' "" ' ; 1111 . '; ' .mm i -: V- ... ' r-r.f . . "It ia not the size of the cannon' that makes it . valuable; it is the deeds that it , represents. When the great Napoleon won tie cattle of Austerlltz he took the cannons that- ho captured and moulded them Into ono immense monument. If he had gathered; all the1 iron necessary for such a monument the latter would have been valueless. But It was the deeds represented, In the monument that made it valuable. This cannon was given to the city as a relic, not as a monument. But the tragic death of the donor adds a monumental value to it. The women of Smith's Villa made 'the' first request for the rellc,v although Jt. was sought for by many others in the city. It is fitting that it should be mounted In a place where its lessons may be learned by the children. "Sow, in the name of Sioux City. I present the relic to the park, with the hope that the same lessons may be gleanod from j It when the people look upon; It as arc gleaned from the great monument; made from the-captured can-nons of Austerlltz.". The flag was then presented to the park on behalf of the S. V, M. F. club by Harry -C Darger. ..:r, : , RetponMe for Children, ! The ; response ; to the I presentation speech of the mayor was made by Blaster Randall Pratt,! who, in a manner that would have done credit to one much older, accepted the gift. Inle name of the children. His address, follows: Mr. Mayor, Mr. Darger, Ladles and Gen-tJenu'n: Utiring the honor of representing the vUlldren of i Sioux City,' I accept with gratitude this cannon and flag as another vl ienco tbat Slout City cares for Its children. The former, an emblem of tho no-bliltr' I'nd bravery of a Sioux City boy, whose life was sacrificed In our country's service; the latter, the flag." always dear to every true American boy This, . from the 8. V. M. F. club. v We realize that these gifts will inspire patriotism and add greatly to the beauty and interest of the Children's park, where happy groups of - children gather together' every summer day to enjoy the privileges of these beautiful grounds. With the birds, the flowers, the trees and the sparkling fountain you see, we have the ideal piny-ground that Its great hearted donor, Dr. William It. Smith, would have for us, and we try to appreciate it. -.: - ::- -. Thanking : you for both, these gifts we promise to guard them as a sacred charge and ever feel proud that they are in our keeping. . ' . .. j '. The memorial address and speech of acceptance In the name of the older peo ple of Smith's Villa was made by C. Walter Britton, who said In part: , - I feet that these 'gifts bo full of meaning have already been officially accepted, because they have been received by the real owners of the park the children.- As a boy it was my privilege to know the donor, of this playground, and so patriotic was Dr. .William U. Smith in his serene life that If he were here today I am sure he would say, with the martyred McKin ley, "As long as the. children have patriotism in their hearts and the flag in their hands the republic is safe." This occasion, however, brings distinction not only to the children, but to the f:uardinnsof the children, this entire neighborhood. Had this cannon been so gracefully mounted in a portion of the city most remote from Smith s Villa we should still have been honored; but the unique preferment shown . ns by the mayor and city council evokes from us the profoundest gratitude. This gift will stand here as an open . book on tt patriotism. j . .... ''-.... . . At the .close"' of the speeches the bugle again rang outn the retreat call, which was the signal for the soldiers to flre the salute over the cannon. The deafening roar of the rifle volley ended the afternoon's ceremony. - , 4 life: service of brWe officer Lieut. Davidson's Cureer Waa Indeed. .,' , a Noble One. In his brief sketch of the life of Lieut. Davidson? Robert II. Munger said in part:, Lieut. William Christopher Davidson, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Davidson, of Sioux City, was born near Rochester, Ind., on the 22d day of July, 1872. Three years later-his parents moved to St. Elmo. J1I., where the.T lived nntll their eon was 11 years of age. when they again moved westward, this time locating Robert II.' Manser, near t'Ch'afnbcrlatn, s. D., whence they moved to Sioux City In 1889. When a youtn LJeut. Davidson . was a eoou student ami soon after his parents came to Sioux City they sent him to the state agricultural college-at Brookings.. S. D., where duriiiR tne sprluK -term of lus second year be successfully passed the preliminary examination for ; admission to the United States naval academy at Annapolis, received his appointment from Coneressman I'icklcr and became one of the ninety-seven cadets who in 1S9V entered the naval academy and four; years later, upon graduation, he stood third in the class. At the academy Lieut. Davidson was a social favorite as well as an excellent studeut and was a member of 3 their baseball and football teams, playlug halfback on ,the famous team of 1S93. Prior to his graduation he with seven of his classmates requested that they be ordered to serve their two yea i as ' cadets' upon the cruiser Olympia. which had recently been put in commission., Their request being granted. Lieut.; Davidson wis ordered. to report for duty to the commander of the Olympia at Mare island, California, whereupon he was assigned to the duty of assistant navigator on the Olympia, which cruised for tw0. years- upon the Pa-cltlc. visiting- the Hawaiian- islands, Japan, China, Korea and Siberia. Upon arriving at Yokohama they found the Americans on snore very much wrought up over the defeat of the local and naval American baseball tennis' by the Japanese students at To-klo. It remained for the Olympia's team to redeem the national honor, which they did at Toklo by a score of 14 to 12 on the 4th day of July. m. A few weeks after the Olympia's return to the United States Lieut. Davidson was married at Baltimore on June L 1S97, to Miss Juliette Leltoux, the beautiful and only daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Julius Leltoux, of Annapolis. Prof. Leltoux having been professor of languages at the naval academy for thirty years. r After the wedding trip, during which Lieut, and Mrs. Davidson visited his parents in this city Lieut. Davidson wus ordered to report for duty on board the gunboat Concord at Mare island. The Concord cruised upon Alaskan waters from the last of June- until January 7, 1898, when she was ordered to Join the Asiatic squadron at Yokohama under command of Commodore George Dewey. . , During the blockade of Manilla bay and the capture of the city of Manilla Lieut. Davidson participated in a number of engagements, among which were the capture m me puna unu xoruneaiious at vitas outlet. Caloocan and Isle Grand. For conduct during these actions Lieut. Davidson received honorable mention twice from hi admiral and was personally commended for btavery and efficiency by the secretary of the navy, and was advanced from the rank of ensign to that of lieutenant. Upon leaving the Pnragua be was given the command of a company of murines and several rapid lire guns, with which he stormed and captured a number of fortified villages and destroyed; many Insurgent vessels whleh had taken refuge in the rivers. A little later, owing to the illness of its commander. Lieut. Davidson was given the command of the gunboat Pampanga with which he participated in a number of coast en gagements.. , ' ' ' The limited time afforded permits me to give the details of but orie of the engage ments in which Lieut. Davidson nartlfinaf- ed while in command of the gunboats and I have chosen the bombardment and cap- lure-or itomojon ior tne reason that. ther this old bronze cannon was taken. Rom- bloii Is situated In a low valley with a verv narrow harbor ; and high hills all around, where a small force could easily keep off an army. On the earlv mornlnir of Decem ber 16 the Concord. Paragun and a transnort for two companies of the Eighteenth infan try approached tne narrow harbor. Every thing was silent and motionless noon the shore except the rebel flag which floated lazily from the fort noon the hlchest hill A landing force entered the boat under. the' commanu or weut. Davidson and approached within the distance rt oo from the shore, when, a fierce flre opened uiiuu uifiu lniui an sines. Killing tana wounding a number of our men! Tho bnnt swerved from the firing line of the Concord and while the 6-lnch shell from the gunboat shrieked by, our men, firing In re-' sporase to the enemy, kept steadily on until they, reached the beach, then fnrminr aulckly they Advanced, cheering as they tuniKt-u upou me iort. Arter a hard climb and a short, fierce fight the fort w tured. Its position commanded the tmrn and; onr men. charclnir 1 hills, soon drove the enemy out. - ,'"' recall tne story of the capture of the cannon as told by Lieut. Davidson, it wa mounted. unon the nhnro heinw h at Romblom . In a letter to his parents dated December 17. the day after the fight, Lieut. Davidson wrote: "On shore I found a small bronze cannon weighing about 70 pounds. It is very old and as a ennnon t is useless, but as a relic tt ! VA 111 41 Kid My plan is to present It to Sioux City." The war In tho PhlliDolnes Ielmr nrne- tlcali.v over, and his required service upon the Pacific navlng been completed, Llent. Davidson was ordered Jime for duties, but while at Japan on his wav home the Chi nese war broke out and he volunteered to report for duty In China. The commander of. the Brooklyn requested that Lieut. Da vidson go with him. saying, "There may be trouble and I will need Davidson.' And so he proceeded to Cniua upon the Brooklyn In command of ninety . bluejackets, two 3-inch guns and two Colt's automatic guns. - When the mint of LI Hung Chang was discovered Lieut. Davidson was temporarily E laced I in -charge of the same, whereupon e put a stop -to the looting of the mint and turned over to the authorities about twenty tons of silver bullion. When the war came id an end Lieut. Davidson was ordered home, where, after a short time, he was detailed for duty upon the training ship Alliance, which cruised for about three -years upon the "v Atlantic, visiting England, Gibraltar and the West Indies. la the late summer oM903 Lieut. David-eon .was - ordered to report for duty with the North Atlantic squadron and participated in the naval maneuvers of that vear and was advanced -to the rank of senior lieutenant. In the late fall of 1903 he returned home upon a short vacation, visiting his parents at Sioux - City, as he had done during each, of his vacations, k and while in Sioux City he received orders to report for duty upon the Missouri, which was about to go Into commission at the Norfolk navy yard, 5 Lieut. Davidson: had the honor of being chosen umpire for the Kearsage when her gunners made the world's record. During the noon hour on April 14 the Missouri was t-uKajjeu in target practice, ana ijieui. Davidson, in charge! of the after twelve-inch turret, fired a number of shots, making most satisfactory marks, when the charges then being put in tne gun caught fire. How this happened will probably never be known, but It Is believed to have leen caused by the gases in the gun fronv the previous shot. The court of inquiry designated it-as a flashback. The burning powder dropped below into the handling room, igniting - eight other sections of ' smokeless powder which resulted in the death of every man In the turret. The court of inquiry ; found that the accident was In i -no respect due : to fault r or negligence on the part of any of the officers or members of the crew. - William S. Cowles. captain of the Missouri, who talked with Lieut. Davidson in the turret a few moments before the accident, in a personal letter to the family of Lieut. Davidion, . said: "His loss is a great one to the service. He died at the post of duty in the faithful and intelligent discharge of his duties." It is ipdeed consoling and lessens the pain to' his parents and. wife to learn from him who was first to rea eh Lieut. Davidson's 8lde and from other officers 0? the Missouri that his death was instantaneous and that in the moment of time , during which the burning powder dropped below, when an v one might think of self preservation, oar Davy" commended Ills iuen and stood aside to allow them to seek safety first from that awful tomb of fire. This is indeed the grandest and most heroic act of an officer, and he i wilt pass into history as one of the heroes of the American navv. I want also to tell j'ou something about Lieut. Davidson's personal characteristics and something of "Davy," as his friends knew him. My alloted time will afford but tho: briefoct statements, lie was in deed and in fact a loving son, a devoted husband, a stanch friend, mcd?st but manly, a generous and good toiupaulon, considerate of others, but ucver sparing himself, hard student, a scholarly writer, a master of languages, an expert in mechanics, a brave; faithful and efficient officer and a nolle man. There was something about his strong and kindlv fiiee that fd respect aird conlidcncc, and to kuoxv him wen was to letome his devotetl friend. There is a custom. in the navy, that when a commanding of-tlcbr is relieved from the command of a ship, if he is popular, for the crew to get together and cheer h m: if he Is not popular everj-thing rcniains'qniet. When Limit. Davidson left the Paragua the entire crew-lined tlD at the ean?rwiiv that tliev mliriif Biiane jianns wim nun and sav goodbv, and S til he was a?oard the Concord and hidden from their sight. He was called a tighter In tht navy, vet he bud no! occasion to punish any f his men. They alwavs felt that they had his voiifidence. and. thov showed that he had their confid--iico and 'n-sp.' -t. JUNE WEATHER. Obnerver PnrxKell Telln; What We May Expect .Nest Month. f Observer Purssell, of the Tiilted States weather bureau ' in Sioux City, has issued hU statement of June weather for the past fourteen years. In view of the approach of that -month. The normal temperature for June Is 70 degrees. , The warmest Junes were those of 1S90 and J89I, with an average of 72 degrees. The coldest June was Unit of with an aerage of C6 degrees. The; highest June temperature was 100 degrees! on June 30, 1S94; the lowest, 39 degrees June? ; The average precipitation for the mouth Is 3.96 inches. The greatest rcoithly precipitation was 7.62 in 1891: the least monthly precipitation, 1.60 inches in 1S92. The greatest , amount of precipitation recorded In any twenty-four consecutive hours was 3.83 inches on June 21. 19)3. The average numlier of clear days for June is 11: partly cloudy days, 1U and cloudy davs, 8. - Th prevailing winds have been from the south, and' an hourly average velocity of the wind Is 11.2 miles. The greatest velocity of the wiud was 7o miles an hour from the south on June 20, 1S94. EXCUBSIOS TO ATLANTIC CITY ' Via Illinois Central. -Tickets on sale June 1 to 4 inclusive, valid for rexurn until. June 13. Stopover at Washington, D. C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, in both directions. Free reclining chair cars and sleeper on "The Chicago Limited." - Full information at city ticket office, 503 Kourth street. Sioux City, Io. . Don't Minn It. The Palace Family theater this week. OsbornB, comedians, Norman and Brycc; Victoria Miller illustrated songs; Bill Gallagher, Irish senator;" daylight robbery;, Cassey gets a lift from his job. 5 to SIO Shirt WnlatH, 928, Tuesday at Davidson Bro3. Oo.'s. Money saved at Adams shoe sale. Read Davidson Bros. Ca's ad. " ' " ' ' Jt . ; Vr ' , - - - -"-1 ' r ' "A - :-:;.:..'...-;-::: A'i3:.;.v.-.,.''.f ..':: ::;::.::.'... v,. a-: ::::: !jf-r -i&iv. o' ' .' ' - i A. i ? ? THE LATE LIEUT. W. C. DAVIDSON. Officer Killed In Accident on Wars'hlp Missouri Who Presented Cannon to Sioux City. HONOR TO DEPARTED HEROES G. A. R. DEDICATES SHAFT TO DECEASED COMRADES. ELOQUENT ADDRESSES ARE MADE Capt. J, S. Loth r op, Geo. D. 'Perkins and. Georere W. Walcetleld Spealc-- A'evr Monument to Soldier Dead Is Imposing: Dedication Impressive. With speech and song and appropriate military ceremony the . beautiful Mon tello granite monument 1 erected in the ; Floyd ; cemetery by Gen. Hancock post, G. A. R., of' Sioux City, to the memory of all old soldiers, sailors and marines, was formally dedicated on the morning of Memorial day. - The exercises attracted a large gathering of people the weather being ideal. The principal addresses were delivered by Capt. J. S. Lothrop and Geo. D. Perkins, K while Judge Geo. W. Wakefield, com- mander-of the post, delivered a brier address dedicating the monument. The members of the post, nearly 200 strong, had marched in double file through the cemetery to the sacred spot where stands the stately shaft, on the east side of the Cemetery, and with bared heads were lined" up in single file on either side of the shaft. Exercises Are Opened. A platform had been erected to the west of the monument upon which the exercises took place. Commander Wakefield presided. . . Capt. T. C. Prescott, adjutant of the post, read the general orders tor Memo- rial day, promulgated by G. W. Wakefield, commander of Gen. Hancock post; L. B. Raymond, department commander for Iowa, 'and John C. Black, commander in chief of the Grand Army for the United States. Judge Wakefield read from the G. A. R. memorial ritual the introductory remarks for the day, and the assemblage was called upon to sing "Nearer, My God, to Thee." led by Col. M. B. Davis and W. T. fteeve. two veterans. ; Earl T. Hoy t. chaplain of the post, invoked the divine t blessing as given in the ritual. Judge Wakefield then delivered the dedicatory address for the monument, which was eloquent and appropriate. The; scene was an impressive one as the commander of the post pointed to the beautiful brown granite monument, covered with ? loving Inscriptions, while his comrades stood all about him with heads bared In reverence for their dead brothers. . ! Dedication Address. Judge Wakefield spoke as follows: "We are today priviliged to dedicate hero a beautiful monument. You, , my iBii is- . -S 'SrV 7.A V- - Georsre W. Wa7;e3eld. comrades, actuated by a patriotic devotion, to ; the memory of our dead, have caused it i to be erected. It has been cut out of enduring granite and inscribed to express your love and admira-tion. Gen. Hancock post has just reason to be proud of its memorial, which will stand here for ages, calling forth- annual tributes of flowers on Memorial day. "However rich the display, our flowers must soon wither and fade, and even this solid stone will decay and crumble into dust. We have a higher duty than the . transitory '.tribute, of -flowers or 'the majestic reticence of stone.' " No name of mortal is secure in stone: - Hewn on ' the 'Parthenon, the name will - - wuste; .'. - Carved on the Pyramid, 'twill be effaced; In heroic deed, and th"re nlone. Is man's one hold against the craft of Time, That humbles into dust the shaft sublime And for the high, heiolc deeds of men There Is no crown of praise but deed again. The will to serve mid bear. The will to love and dare. .": '' :'. And take, for Hod. unprofitable risk These thins. will build our dead unwastiug obelisk. May Posterity Profit! "May we and those who come after us honor our" dead by deeds, by heroic lives, if 3" iiPi i J t ri 2 f- - Yx-L I by the . 'crown of praise' for which this stone stands." Then, turning toward the stone, Judge Wakefield recited these lines: Behold it! Its very silence Is impressive. Without articulate speech it Is eloquent. It needs no words. , It is itself an oration. "It speaks of patriotism and fidelity to duty in a time of extreme pern," con tinued the speaker. "In the name of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of Gen. Hancock post, I dedicate this memorial shaft to the memory of all aoldiers. sailors and marines who served the United States in 1861-65, wherever their ashe3 may lie, known or unknown." Geo. D. Perkins' Talk. The next speaker was Geo. D. Perkins, who spoke as follows: . "It has seemed to me while sitting here tlat this day, so: peaceful and beautiful. Is more eloquent of the mission that gath ers us, here . than any language. It is typical of that heroic service of the men whose memory we are here to revere. And so It is in the memory of all these situations that the language of the tongue is too feeble to give expression to I the emotions of the heart, f The presence of these men : here is more eloquent than any words than can be! spoken. "Those things which are the most enduring are the things which we do. Whatever sacrifices we make, small or great, tend to encourage all the. people everywhere. This stone which we dedicate to all the soldiers, sailors and marines who were in the service of their country from 1861 to 1865 Is a tribute which will endure; which will remain here long after all who are gathered within the sound of my voice shall pass away. This stone Is sacred to the memory of all old soldiers, sailors and marines who are dead. It is sacred to the old soldiers who are gathered about me here today. It Is their monument, and In a short time they will come under the definition of the inscription. ' j ' '". Honor Be&ets! Honor. .. VI t is little we;can do; it is little we can. say to the memory of those who are gone. They are past tne souna of our voice. In honoring them we can only honor ourselves. We can only testify of our own loyalty and; devotion, which we are still as ready to exercise in behalf of our country, its flag and its institutions as they were in the earlier years of the nation's history. "As we stand here looking out upon this landscape of beauty,' dotted here and there with the: evidences! of passing time, we recall that our service .must; soon be ended. If we do not revere the memory of those who have preceded us, then we can do nothing.; They contributed' to the maintenance and perpetuity of liberty. , They contributed to th enjoyments of our lives. They contributed to the manifold opportunities all around us. Shall we give nothing? W'e owe a great debt ito them; we owe a great debt .to our country, and in no other j way can we discharge it than by making futur genera-tions our debtor. ' . j, "The time of war Is never over. The instruments ;of warfare may be laid aside, but in all of the evidences of life contest is going on, and each one of us. man and woman, must enlist as ia soldier under God or-decline the service, We are here today to acknowledge the great debt to our fathers and to our brothers. It will ;become us to clasp hands today over the graves of OTir brothers and pledge our-shelves to be loyal in the service of our country and of our God," Capt. LOh rop's Address. . Capt; J. S. Lothrop followed, saying in part: " ; 1 . ' .-. VIn connection with the pleasant though solemn memorial services of this day w'e are accorded the unusual privilege of taking part in the ceremony. of unveiling and of dedicating to the memory op- our departed comrades this beau-fiful monument erected to their honor by iheir comrades of' Gen J Hancock post, Grand -Army of Xhe Republic. Let it be recorded that every dollar of the cost of its construction and erection was provided by that post and the work required in its design, formation, completion and placing upon these grounds was done by or under the supervision of a member of that organization. I '; "Standing to the credit of the Grand Army of Sioux City also! is the fact that no old soldiery no defender of the republic in the days of it3 peril, now reposes In the potter's field of this cemetery. The forms of all those who had been thrust into a pauper grave, put , away without ceremony in that portion of these grounds dedicated to the depositiof the unknown poor whose thus unmarked graves were left to the protection of grass and noisome wees, have teen rescued and removed by their comrades of the Grand Army to these grounds and the 1 places of their final rest designated by -an attractive if -not a costly stone. ; Great Sacrifices. "It is not that they were members of their organization that has inspired this interest in their deceased comrades, for few of them were; but because they were of that number who placed their palpitating, hearts as a wall of, defense of this government when treason threatened it With destruction : who : surrendered hrme kindred and life in a vicarious sacrifice, for this people; who counted not all I earthly possessions nor life as dear unto them, so that by their services they might aid : In protecting this nation from dismemberment and dishonor, and preserve to the living and to posterity for all time the Inestimable blessings of American freedom. - .. y-'.' -' '. ; - . "It was for this that every Grand Army man se3 in every old soldier a brother; the one who marched and fought by his side, who periled his life; for his country, and who, when death shall summon him away, is borne by them to a resting place not hidden in obscurity nor: tainted with dishonor. ; : .- ; "And now, in tender consideration of the memory ef the departed these same comrades place among these silent Invitation From Druggist Baker Leading Slonx City Drmrjglst Urges Yon to Try Hyomei, tne Guaranteed Cure for Catarrh. Any reader of The Journal who suffers with catarrh, or who Is subject to catarrhal colds, is invited to Howard S. Baker's store- for a complete Hyomei outfit on approval! So confident -is he that Hyomei will cure the worst' and most deep-seated case of catarrh that he will furnish a full month's treatment of Hyomei on trial. .While it would be unreasonable to expect a chronic case of ' catarrh, which has been growing worse for years, could be cured within a month, yet he feels sure that the thirty days treatment will convince the user that Hyomei Is Infallible in driving catarrhal poison from the system. There - Is no dangerous stomach drugging, when ' Hyomei is used.' Simply breathe its healing balsams through the neat Inhaler that comes with every outfit, and the germ-kllilng and health-giving air will penetrate to the most remote cells in the air passages of the , head, throat and lungs, and drive catarrhal poison from the system. Nothing else will so Quickly cure a cold in the head or stop an' ordinary cough. Singers and public "speaker will find Hyomei Invaluable. It strengthens the voice and gives it a rich, clear tone. Catarrhal deafness is cured when Hyomei and the special Hyomei balm are used. The complete outfit costs only one dollar, and if, after using, you can say that If AXA nrtt holn vaii - TTnura rA Q PaVm. r i 1 I return your money. Absolute! Pure mounds this beautiful shaft today, dedicated to the memory of the sleepers here, In honor of their names and to perpetuate the record of their services and patriotic devotion to. their country; and in the years to come, while life and strength shall remain, this spot shall be the rallying polnt-for their surviving war companions, with their friends, at each an nual pilgrimage made to these grounds, to decorate with God's rich emblems of peace the final earthly abode of their comrades in arms. Tlie'Best Monument. j "But' monuments of granite, however richly carved, and however imposing, are of little import to them. For the living they serve as, reminders; but human love can design and rear no monument that can compare in endurance, in splendor and in the perfection of fitness with that they have builded for themselves. , "In the Tush and tumult of life the w-orld may not observe It. In the selfish devotion to business enterprises the present generation may not comprehend it. In the pursuit of gain or pleasure those of today now living in the enjoyment of the fruits of their toil, sufferings and sacrifice may not appreciate it, but the monument that stands and will stand for them when bronze and granite shall have crumbled into dust is the towering temple of the American republic. "Discredited by the world's monarchical powers, its influence with its sister nations most seriously ; impaired, its finances disordered, its credit all but gone, struck at and - torn by traitorous hands, the government our fathers gave to the world in the judgment of men based upon all human experiences was tottering to its fall. In that dark hour of dread and gloom those whose forms lie buried here stepped forward to the rescue. i Clouds Rolled Away. "It. was by their hands the trembling edifice was supported and upheld. By the exhibition of their courage hope returned to the despairing. By their energy, their service, the clouds that obscured our horizon were rolled away and the sunshine Of peace and better fortune returned to bless our country and the world. "From out the darkness of that hour and. the; violence of that storm this blood bantized reDublic emerged, crowned with unprecedented honor and glory, its name ' honored and its flag respected by all the peoples of the earth. A nation repurchased and established upon a foundation nearer more to be shaken or disturbed is today the monument of these its sleeping defenders." ' The veterans then turned their attention to the decoration of the graves surrounding the monument. Flowers were strewn upon them and asmall flag planted upon each grave to mark the patriotism of the soldier who sleeps beneath its -4 ' Capt. J. S. Liotnrop. bright and graceful folds. A detachment of soldiers from the national guard fired a salute over the graves, and "America" was sung by the assemblage. . The monument cost about $900. It stands 9 feet 6 inches high upon a concrete foundation which Is six feet deep below the surface of the ground. : There are three white bases, and the main body of the shaft, of dark red Wisconsin granite, is 3 feet 11 Inches high. It has a cap of white stone 2 feet and 4 inches high. , 1S5 Sleeping: Soldier. There are sleeping In the Floyd cemetery- 142 soldiers. In the Logan Park are 36, and in Mt. Calvary cemetery, 27. Committees visited the Logan Park and Mt, Calvary cemeteries in the morning. Those who went to Logan Park'were Andrew Haakinson. Mrs. J. E. Huffman and Mrs. D. W. Rapalee. Those who went to Mt, Calvary were J. W. Searing, Mrs. Emma Reams and Mrs. Mary Jaco. The general committee on arrangements for Memorial day representing the post was composed of Judge Wakefield, Col. M. B. Davis, W.-H. Barker and all of the officers of the post. The. committee on flowers and decorations consisted of J. E. Huffman, D. W. Rapalee and W. A. Spencer. This; committee did the decorating In Floyd cemetery also, assisted by members of the Women's Relief corps. James Leitch was designated by the post to provide flags for the occasion. The exercises- were concluded at noon. Low Rate Excursion Tlcketi ta to At- lantic City, N. J., Via the Northwestern line; will be sold with favorable return limits, account of annual : meetings, American Medical association, etc., to be held June 4. to 10. For. dates of sale, tickets, etc., apply to agents Chicago and Northwestern railway. I " . - Excursion ftaiei to Twin Lakes, Wis., Via the Northwestern line. Excursion sold to this Dopular resort Saturdays and Sundays, limited for return uatil the Monday following. ; Apply to agents Chicago: and Northwestern railway. - . . ' 4 - ' i DISTRICT COURT GETS BOYS JUVENILE CRIMINAL , LAW INTO EFFECT SOON. GOES DETENTION WARD IS NEEDED Boys and Girls Cannot Be Placed in Same Cells with Older Criminal Changre Will Be an Important One In Sioux City. After July 1 the police court of Sior.x City and courts of similar jurisdiction In Other cities in Iowa will be relieved "f the responsibility of dealing with all juvenile criminals in accordance with the juvenile criminal court law which w,is passed by the general asembly at its last session. . The law deprives the police &nl justice courts of all jurisdiction ia the matter and clothes the district court with such power. It provides also that all cases i,u which children under 16 ye.'irs of age are involved shall come under the now regulations instead of those outlined iu the code of Iowa for general cases. When 'a child is arrested by the police his case will be referred at once to the district court. The district judge will huvo the power to exclude ffom the court roorn all those who are. not interested In tho case and will- furnish the prisoner with competent attorneys. The trial will go on as In a justice or a police court ami th? disposition of the prisoner can be determined upon. ! Court's Power Limited. The court will not have power to commit the prisoner to the eoujnty or city jail to be placed behind, the hars for a iemenc He can, send him to the reform school or assign him to any charitable institution which is willing, to accept the child. Tfce privilege also exists to return the prisoner to his home and there, sunjecf to the wilr of the child's parents, he is to report at regular intervals to probation officers appointed by the court. Upon recommenda tion or tne probation officers the child ra n e .recommitted to some institution. Th 1 1, 1 1 ,1 u.11 ft ... .. unu snaii not, wane awaiting his hear ing, be locked in the city or county Jail with other and more adult prisoners. There must be provided for him a juvenile detention ward or else he must be placed in the care of the sheriff or chief of police, -but' not to be locked up. A detention ward for children probably will bo arranged at the police station. In cases of crimes which are indictable and in which, if tried before a justice of the peace or a pel it-judge, the defendant would be bound oer to the grand jury, ,the court will provide a jury of twelve men to 'consider the guilt of the defendant. Kven thpn a Jail or penitentiary sentence can not be passed; the child will be sent to some institution, state or charitable. Effects Police Matron. The law as passed will change somewhat t-he duties of the 'joiice matron, who Iims heretofore had charge of ail th? female -prisoners and the young boys and girls. Now she will be in part a juvenile court officer and will have her duties partially assigned to her from the Judge of that court. It is estimated that one child a day on' the average appears In the minor courts of Sioux City. These are charged with ;i variety of crimes, the most frequent of which are malicious mischief and petty larceny. The trials have heretofore been held before Police .Tudgf Sain Paste in an after session of the police court or in a private session held in the office of the chief of police. The detention of the youthful prisoners has been In the women's ward. The records of the new court will be kept by the county clerk and will be a separate court record, independent of any other court pro'edvre. . ELKS MAY BUILD A NEW HOME. Formation of Stock Company Is Being: Conimended. The organization of a stock company among the members of the Sioux City I lodge, No. 112, B. PL p. E., is now being considered for the purpose of providing . a club home. . Owing to the sale of the present club house to F. M. Pelletler and Judge Addison Oliver, the 'odge will compelled to seek a new home within a yt-ar. . To own a home of their own is the desire of most of the members, and the plan of creating a stock comrany fr tbat purpose meets with favor with many Elks. A . ; One plan which has been suggested . to capitalize a company for $40,00.0 or $50,000, Elks to take the stock at par in shares of $100 each. With the monej thus provided, a site could be purchased and a model club house erected: The interest otfthe shares of stock and tne payments of the principal would be maae -by; various business ventures. The saving to the lodge Itself is estimated" $2,000, which could be turned over to tne stock company each year in PaymenlT, interest and purchase of stock. ip- , shares of stock will be purchased by tn lodge from ' time to time and eventuauy the title of the property would be w-u" lodge itself. - . fl Similar plans are reported to nay proven a success in many other lodges throughout the country. ID a most every instance the stock has De bought by the lodge without much tro. ble. The club houses at Sioux 'lljs-Moines, Creston, Council Bluffs and otne cities are said to have been so built. - f these different places the lodges "rous f lecture courses, street fairs andvotB,h;r tetrainments managed to purchase i u stock in periods varying from five to years. " "' v,0fnr3' The matter will be brought uP.DrenIujt the lodge in a short time and -"n probably will be decided to either tu purchase a building or rent one. AT THE GRAXD OPERA HOISE- TonlKht, BrannifiT StoeU ComPr-At the Grand tonight the Brauni? company will begin a five nights' ment at summer theater prices Ik "How Hopper Was Sidetracked, on the most popular plays P,reI1U.tLJ class company. will be the - lull- f1; , act-. cnal a It lea xt ill he piven pet ween i' making a contlnuoiis performance. : The; Braunlg company i f ion one of the I)est repertoire ckk panics that has ever appeared m Read Davidson Bros. Co.'s d.

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