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REPUBLICAN F K TY
HONE SD ALE,
WAYNE CO., PA., PBIDAY, MAY 28, 1909.
FORMATION AND ORDER OF ROUTE.
3. Company E.
4. School children and Sunday Schools.
c.Cant. Ham Post, and other Veterans.
0. Disabled Veterans.
7Clergy, Orator of the day. and other
9:50 A. M. SIGNAL FOR READINESS:
"La Marseillaise": Band.
10:00 a. m., Sharp. Signal for Marching.
"Yankee Doodle": Band.
LINE OF MARCH :
Down Main to Fourth; Fourth to Church:
Church to Ninth: Ninth to Court: Court to
Tenth; Tenth to Church: Church to Eleventh:
Eleventh to Main: Main to Twelfth.
Band halts at bridge.
Co. E and Post form in two lines on Twelfth,
facing Park Lake, left resting on Main, Post
School children form line on east footwalk
of bridge, facing eastward.
SPECIAL NAVAL MEMORIAL SERVICE.
1. Dirge by Band.
2. OratioiK Hon. Y. 11. Dimmick.
3. Strewing flowers on water.
March resumed in same order.
Main to Fifteenth; Fifteenth to Glen Dy
berry. Company E forms line on south side of Fif
teenth, near cemetery entrance, and salutes
Veterans as they pass, then follows in rear of
Line halts at burial plot.
" SUNDAY SCHOOL DIVISION.
The Sunday schools of Honesdale will assem
ble 011 Memorial Day, the 31st, at 9:30 a. m.
sharp at their respective school rooms. They
will form in line, four abreast, carrying boquets
and flags, as follows: Lutheran school will form
-on Church street on the opposite side of the
street from church, the right of their line facing
Eighth street : the Episcopal school will form on
Ninth street in front of their church, their right
facing Court street; the Presbyterian school will
form on Tenth street in front of their church,
their right resting on Church street; the Metho
dist school will form on Eleventh street in front
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the Baptist school will form on Church street,
their right resting on Eleventh street. The sev
eral schools will join line of march in the rear of
The schools will have the' right of way of the
right hand sidewalk from Eleventh to Fifteenth
street on Main street. The public is requested
to give them this privilege by using the opposite
THE PHANTOM ARMY.
And I saw a phantom army come,
W ith never a sound of life or drum,
But keeping step to a muftled hum
Of wailing lamentation
The martyred heroes of Malvern Hill.
Of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville.
The men whose wasted bodies lill
The patriot graves of the nation.
And there came the unknown dead, the men
Who died in fever swamp and fen,
The slowly starved of prison pen.
And marching beside the others
Came the dusky martyrs of Pillow's fight,
With limbs enfranchised and bearing bright.
I thought 'twas the pale moonlight
They looked as white as their brothers.
And so all night marched the nation's dead,
With never a banner above them spread,
No sign save the bare, uncovered head
Of their silent, grim Reviewer,
With never an arch but the vaulted sky,
With not a flower save those which die
On distant graves, for love could buy
No gift that was proper or truer,
So all night long moved the strange array;
So all night long till tbe break of day
I watched for one who had passed away,
With a reverent awe and wonder,
Till a blue cap waved in the lengthening line,
And I knew that one who was kin of mine
Had come, and I spoke and, lo, that sign
Wakened me from my slumber!
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A DAY OF PATRIOTISM.
Memorial day is not only the festival of heroes,
but a festival of patriotism as well. Coming
earlier than the Fourth of July, it takes the
bloom from the time honored patriotic holiday
Eulogy of the dead soldier is necessarily a eulogy
of the institutions for which he fought.
Every year they're marching slower;
Every year they're stooping lower;
Every year the lilting music stirs the hearts of
older men ;
Every year the (lags above them
Seem to bend and bless and love thcnl,
As if grieving for the future when they'll never
Every year that day draws nearer;
Every year the truth is clearer
That the men who saved the nation from the
severing fatal sword.
Soon must pass away forever
From the scene of their endeavor.
Soon must answer to the roll call of the angel
of the Lord.
E cry year with dwindling number,
Loyal still to those that slumber.
Forth they march to where already many have
found peace at last.
And they place the fairest blossoms.
O'er the silent, mold'ring bosoms
Of the valiant friends and comrades of the bat
tles of the past.
Every year grow dimmer, duller,
Tattered flag and faded color:
Every year the hands that bear them find a
harder task to do,
And the eyes that only brightened
When the blaze of battle lightened,
Like the tattered flags they follow, are grown
dim and faded too.
Every year we see them massing,
Every year we watch them passing,
Scarcely pausing .in our hurry after pleasure,
But the battle-Hags above them
Seem to bend and bless and love them,
And through all the lilting music sounds an
undertone of pain.
Denis A. McCarthy in New York Sun.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
(November 19, 1863.)
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new na
tion, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men were created equal
Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that Nation, or any other Nation
so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of the
war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place of those who have eiven
their lives that the Nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this, but, in a larger sense, we cannot
dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and
dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. The
world will very little note, nor long remember, what we say here; but it can never fonre't what
they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work that they have
thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task re
maining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for
which they here gave the last full measure of devotion ; that we here highly resolve that these
dead shall not have died in vain that the Nation shall, under God, have a new birth of Free
dom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from
the earth. 1
THE GRAND ,ARMY -BUTTON.
As we strew flowers on the graves of the pa
triots who have answered to roll call on fame's
eternal camping ground, let us not forget to hon
or those Who remain with us, those, who still
wear that emblem of patriotism the Grand
Army Button. The secretary of the Chicago
board of trade. Mr. George F." Stone, was inspir
ed to write the following, which we find in the
Jamestown Journal :
"I have heard that our Lord's Prayer has been
inscribed on a disc the size of a dime, but on the
Grand Army button is recorded in ineffaceable
and living characters the history of Grant and
Sherman and Lincoln, of Sheridan and Thomas
and Logan, of Custer, and Meade and F'arragut
and Porter; the history of the compaign of the
Army of the Potomac of the Cumberland and of
theWest of the march to the sea. of Vicksburg,
of Forts Henry and Donaldson : of Atlanta, of the
Wilderness, of Winchester, of Fisher's hill and
Cedar Creek; of sieges and battles and skirmish
lines; of days of daring and nights of waking; of
weary marches by day and bynight, in cold" and
storm and heat : of partings of lovers and maid
ens, of farewells of husbands and wives: of pray
ers and blessings from fireside and camp, ascend
ing on high as a divine incense, of agony and
death, in prison and hospital, of great captains
and heroic soldiers, of valor on sea and land ; of
the proclamation of Abraham Lincoln giving
freedom to four million slaves and wining for
ever from the national escutcheon human slav
ery; of Gettysburg and Appomattox, of the
downfall of a rebellion wicked as hell itself; of
a reunited country, and of the perpetuity of the
Union, with its countless and unspeakable and
eternal blessings a priceless gift from the great
dispenser of good things to men. This record
shall never fade away. It shall grow brighter
and brighter as the years go by, scattering sparks
of inspiration among the generations as they
come and go ! And when time shall be no more,
when all the sounds of earth shall be stilled, then
the bells of heaven shall ring in commemoration
of American patriotism and undying fame of the
OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.
May Memorial-day never lose its true signifi
cance. May it ever be cherished and observed
by the American people as a tribute to its honor
ed patriots, its grand army of citizen soldiery.
It will be so held by future generations, long af
ter the last remnant of the American volunteers
who fought for the Union are numbered in the
world beyond. Flowers will be laid upon the
sacred mounds, flags will be unfurled and the
civil war and the sacrifices of the men and wo
men of '6i to '65 will remain the greatest object
lesson of patriotism in American history. In
America we have the citizen-soldier-patriot,
turning from the plow and the shop to follow the
flag, fighting for that flag and country and home,
and after victory resuming the avocations o