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The Chatham courier. (Chatham, N.Y.) 1907-1967, May 28, 1913, Image 6

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•flaw. ~ - iV*'^'**.! 'if. — - - » i n • ^4^Testing place is marked by an ap- ^frp'roprtate shaft of granite, whereon ^^thejp' -names are inscribed, and ^^\^hicir •will-also serve the modest pur- 'Jj^^pdsb^.' of-iaarlcing the graves .of kind H|Jg;i»6th;er'and the good wife, who in .the y'y' iength of days will follow after SSp'i Albert E. Tracy was a rich man. Sir^rHisT'wealth came from, provident in- ?>i^^vestinents made by hfs father, con> ^ppHafHSd by his mother, fostered and in- Wjz?- creased by his own good judgment, §$?p~ and augmented by judicious invest? 3j&i', : ? n<Snts » ' ar Stely m local real estate. In sslgif...all his affairs- with men he was hon- est and just. Htf never over-reached, S&^jr-he never took advantage of anyone. jHis wealth was honestly and honor- r^l^'V.aWy obtained. .entrance^ and I speak for them when I say that the honor conferred upon them is indeed a great one Particular reference should be made to the architect. This building speaks for him and for his work more elo~ qucntly than any words of mine could do The architecture of \ famous Cathedral ha- been de-enbe 1 as frozen music \\ e «ill not use ex travagant language concerning thl> building. Everyone says it is beauti­ ful and full of charm. Everyone too says that we have a building to be proud of, and we arc proud of the jia- tive of this town, and the graduate of our Chatham school who designed this building, Mr Horace Peaslee Appreciation is felt of the careful supervision of the work given by Mr Charles G Ogden, Architect, of At g«gr* H- e Ioved Chatham and often spoke [j, any Mention should be made of the it H ; of doing something for his native vil­ lage. It remained for his mother and his wife to carry out his thought Out of their love for him and for a 'memorial to him they planned to erest a useful public building in this vi lage, to be well built, to be beautiful and to serve a useful public purpose Out of their dreams and their wishes have conic this Village Hall For a site they took the Allt s prop erty, which was the first parcel of real estate purchased by him The Hulbert property adjoining was pur­ chased to .ltlnrd greater widt h t o th e lot It was desirable t o hue a p'irtt'>rt of the \nanwi v II.ill pr 'pert\ and Mr* \1 ir> \ H.i'd.iiK m i n r.-n-K do nated the rei|iiir<i! fur I o !'. i 01 this on JMW ' it :~ Mtit'k: i e \|'i-s -puhlu tliank« in- he r y< in-on- I. ti<i i T o Mr Ji')oi K J • 11 1 1 -ii.ni ' :'u> -vimr of the pn pern o n th e '-mi!'' i- ill <• a meed o t puhln. pr n« e I\ in o \ » n. he exhihiti i' th e riirli* -\it • ' puhln' spirit in .illoKiit, .1 -MI il l p'Ttion it his land a : i\' IMIL, 111 he imli/id wit h ou t ih'irue ' i ic purpose ot \iin meriting ihi n* uml- In furtherance o f the'r plan s th e Mrs 1 rai> rr'|iie»tril -i'\cr.il gentle me n t\ scr\ c a - i Vviiltliiitf i-omintttpe faithful construction of the building by the Torrington Construction Co, three years. \ r \ . - . This is the gift of these ladies to the Village of Chatham. It is their wish and hope that it may serve the useful and practical purpose\ for which it is intended, that ft may receive from the citizens of Chatham the proper care of which every precious gift is de- ser\mg. and that it may oftentimes retail to tho-e who knew him a tender thouRht of hini whose memory this, building is now dedicated. May it also serve, to fostejf •ifi.all of us a stronger public sentiment, stim­ ulating us to do the best that Js in us for others' good, to make this village in which v.e live a pleasanter place to live, ami the people m it happier Hon W ill in m B. Daloy, president of the village of Chatham \a'ocepted the g>ft in hehnlf of the village. His ro marks were ns follows: Kearly a half century ago, this vil­ lage was incorporated and during tb:s afford to only half cultivate your crops. The Oliver No. 2 Cultivator cultivates all your land and does it better with less labor on your part. Easy to guide. A culti'yator you will enjoy tak­ ing a walk behind. Built right and both for service* EG.H.R DELIVERED. BTr BEV. O. % V7BDCT- ' JXEGK: of CHATHAM. Gen. Logan Post and <L JJ. Fellows Camp, Sons of Veterans Amended fa a Body,, Services at Chatham Lutheratt'Obntcfi Sunday Evening; - •* - \* - ' .-^ The annual memorial sermon before Gen. Logan Post, G. A. Jt.'and A| J. Fellows Camp Sons of -Veterans was delivered Sunday evening in the Chat ham Lutheran church by the pastor, Rev. ,G. G. Whitbcok. The cWch was filled to capacity and T$ev. Mr. Whit- beek was highly complimented on his offort of which thc ^iollawing is a sy nopsis: » Tradition tells us tHnt about the time tha civil war bogan, n soMier of the (•erman army came to this country and enlisted jn OOP army, and served through the war. He was n bright in­ telligent man and hail muoh good in- tlueni'o mining the siililior* and mis al »m< ready to do the biddin g of the Miperior otlicers. About the time the wnr i >lo>i'il, wl.jle in the pfesenee of some nf the officers I 'niii rlied ti rm:i n \ rte.irt -\I I ' is w ?l\ the pe,.p erini; ve.ir. II., I-. • 111 HI • I. le I -Hid at tli it I ed Id: . irli JOITN C. DAKDESS Jand ot th e < onipetent snpenntendeni e of Mr John la\lor and hi- reio ^'U 'ci I fairness and -trutne-- in '•eein f » that the plan s and -pecitu Hions w^- c fulK loinplied with I hank- ar e due M r tirmnf B»\ nap lamUcipr architect of public liiiiKliiDi- anil gr.uiiiil - it N\ a-hoiKlo i a friend ot Mr I 'ta-let - who felt much interest in th e building an d in the work of hi- mmd ttiat he Ra\e of hi- time to carefully -ele i t th e tune man\ a n e.irnest. boiu-t citizen, ha- tmliil and labiiie d f\r it s welfare \ml iijmii tin- oc i a-io n in.i> they b e rcnienibere*} an d rewarded with grat­ itud e whether the\ be .iiinnif; the liv­ ing or ani-'ti^; th e dea d Tonight we receiv e a tribute irom the living to i omniemorate the dead There i- n.ov dedicated het^ a mem­ orial Riven freelv an d unrestrictedly by Delia h Trai,v. uinther. and Mar­ garet I Trac y widow, of* the lat e there stood H- C. KELLER Schodack Landing, IN. Y. tree- an d shrub- i,,r the grounds and j Mbert 1 1 r.ii v in honor pf hi s -pent a d.iv here personal!) dirci tmn , memnrv t \ th c villag e o f < hathani the laving .ni t o f th e ground- th c I\ j •*> he ovvmd hv th e village lor it s us e eatin g an d planting o f the tree- and' 3 \ 1 ' 'xnc '.it forever -hrnb s mi l the grading, so a s ti. 1 -hurt time ago make a worthy setting fo r thi s beaufi-1 \Poll this Site th e \llis block It ha d fill rdi'i e Aiul n i w Mr President t o you ac the orhii..l In a I of the Villigc if ( l h iilintn in !>eli.ili nf Mrs Deli a 1- ' T r J( v th e Tiothrr -ni l Mrs M ,rg a et I 1 r t. % tb, - n o f Mbert 1 Tr.u v I deliv i r ;h r Wevs nf this bin! I- ing am ' th e de i .! ..t thi - property free nf cnrnniliran e- |o he held b y th e \ illage oi ( hath on in fe e -imple, ab - -olute vvitlioiit anv conditions or re', ervations whatsoever Th e buildin g is considered Ireproof bu t her e als o ore policies of insurance in th e sum served it s time an d th e donors caused it t o be lii-mantled an d removed an d have devoted their time, thought an d resources t o make th e transformation, whuh we here behold SMITH ens to/ii in li'innr tfie - «>n i h e | 11 a 111 r w a - lnii n,.t ti on \ lit ouJ and 'in' nrigin in..ill' dav lit- in - a.- it IIIUV, ' i, \la v 1 -li* \. [ ,u .nit dene ml 1 1iipiiiiiii. iuiiferri'1 vv.th \uti.m | il ' i.rnruander .Jehu A l„og.ili o f the liir-ind \rniv of i he Republic win or j .11 i/. in, MI then in il - mtunev) ,-nn 'inoiig tlie niottrr o f li.ivii)^ that or uonzfttrou uiHuguruto tiie cuatoiii o f | -prrndiD g flower- on th e grave s o f the ( I » 0 » sokiieri , at som e uniform tun e or I due [ The -ugye-iion was At once received I fuMTiibl i liv iienern l l-ogim, a s heidg | a most proper thin g t o do . an d Ue im I inediatelv I — wed a n order in vvhieh he j mimed th e li'th da y of Miiv. l^HS fo r tlto purpos e o f placin g flowers or ot h I erw i- e de« uniting tl u graves o f co m i rader. who died in defenc e of thei r I 'oiintri an d whose remain s lie m al fiM »-t ciiri ''tv, villag e an d hamlet '•hnnli mill in thi - land \fter sjieak ing to i ne ttrand Arm) i-omrades as to tiuir diitv in repard t o their dead lir.it her- , he eloped witfi these words 'It is the purpose o f th e commander m ihipf t o innuguraf e this observance with thc hope tha t it will be contin ued from vear t o year , so lon g a s a -urvivor of th e war remain s to hono r th e inemor v of our dea d comrades.\ At first th e day was called Decora turn Uny, but a s time pn-sed on it was changed t o Memorial a s th e former word failed t o express th e feelings o f th e comrades inasmuc h as it ha d too much shallowness fo r such a beautiful service It is well that thi s da y should be kept as a high an d holy festival \S hen w e sto p aad thin k of th e cha r acte r o f th e me n who responded t o the coil o f th e country w e And tha t they wer e o f the best The armv was drawn from the average American citi7cn nn d it wns constitute d from th e very best -tock o f th e land Then thin k of th e high an d «arrcd cause in which thev were enlisted The me n whose graves shall be decorate d on Memorial day , were me n wh o placed their lives on th o land they Invert an d in a multitude o f instance s lost them for the sake of great idea- an d prm i iples, an d fo r thes e ideals an d priae i pies thev counte d it an honor to denv sel f Hrf3 endure al l thing\ even th e loss o f their live - ^ • HUI >: d o a wiser an d nobler net than to honor th o memorv of th e defenders of this groat lan d nnd th e flag nn d in s o doing we show no t onlv that w e ar e gratefu l fo r thei r noble deed* tint that w e love the flag thev fnilnvved, an d de-ir e t o do something flint niJI prov e nor de vol.on t o th e r meinorv mid thes,. Vnit ed Stntes of Villom a I>enr friend- th e patriot dead are not onl v those wh o worp th e blu e an d mnrehed nndi r th e flag, not onl y shoul d w e honor the.r grnves . There wer e partiot s wh o at home uphel d the jsnrtdver s heart an d inspired hi m to j dut y Ther e were th e wives an d moth ers who gave their love d ones , and If the Weathen Clerk S&ys: \Fairand Warmer for Memorial Day\ you'll surely want to wear a distinc­ tive Babbitt Straw Hat Many specials including match­ less value fan- amas and Band> koks $5 to $10 AT EMERY'S ^^^asoit after season this store has ' ^fimT' jfche place -to- -bay.. White -.*.Tvr^r>V1£; 1 he untiring efforts they have made I in tin- great accp-.npli-hment exempli- i ne- a mothers ove a wifeb devotion I aud a civ ic p. .dc I It i- a mingled feeling of delight, , gratitude, and admiration, which we lei I tonight and with the-e feeling-., in our hearts and minds, we ate a happy village indeed We rejoice m the possession of this replete and magnificent Village Hall; and in the acceptance of this gift, what can be said mo're expressive, rflore heartfelt .than this simple phrase of boundless gratitude from all, \We- thank you \ , Could we have been endowed with a more suitable, necessary or substan­ tial gift? As we view its firm forni­ cations, its majestic structure, its architecture, its stately columns, its fittings and furnishings, its surround­ ings, .walks and shrubbery, we behold the charity, generosity and love, of-tfce givers and may it be forever, an ex -'J ample of civic pjride and loyalty. . \Slay .thtrpr«*afrand-all^utare-^hv| eratiotis of this comrnumtyt carfcjofcjit -with tht same spirit of Jove and .de votion -which.the giverq\Tiave shoW CQontinue'a on J*ajje 7. 3 L. Van Alstinc is on the alek I liat. Alex I^ipe was quite badly injtrreil last we.ek by the kick of a horse. Hisq. Field's school tcxin closed JPflesdays\ ' Wardm.cawof was^ils^roiFf who breathed up prayers for their safe ty and return These patriots wrought with needle and thread and eared for the family nt home by long hours, and their let­ ters cheered and whose love embrod- ied in something that should comfort relieve In memorv of those mothers and wives we should honor their graves and decorate with (lowers and the stars and stripes. With those few thoughts of introduo tory, would call your prayerful atten tlon for a short time to the word of God as recorded in Exodus / 13-10: \Thou shalt therefore keep thi» or­ dinance in His Reason from year to year.\ Tonight as wo think of this, our great Republic, the land which gave us birth-, our hearts ,-are filled with feelings of patriotism;; .We give thanks' to AJmghty'Qot^' ,tj&tX\the stars ,and; .slnripes ..s^.^oat;,^ 'thia. breeze .frorjv! fte-;mast\'ioad%6i° p ^T ^Na6on.'a'\..<3apV , %aki!f^ha'i^tlii^!ktUp4 '^>Aut ^oo&. to ^o#'_bravo.^en-'&n^£youl^ and destroj tfie\t«jnpjp Us wittr-lh^^t.'.Inlts'bng ^aOTTr? t6- hy'gono Tays '5aT^\^ia?\'8e'<iiffc Aljr tho-envlronmonts. of. j^e^nd^lacp, seont to vanish and we-live ovei 'again, reor. Not that tfe. should dwell mere'-;j ly apon -that'wjvleh. w£8 -pleasant vafi agreehble, even tio''saa r _tEo bittez, ao'd heart- rtnderine-. we-'teealled, •. ' ' \r^mt-»^ii^i^?imnaif and B ...SOLEAGENTS FOR.. Rogets, Peet & 6o. 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We Feature BATES STREET SHIRTS because the new springtime lines embody the cleverest new ideas—Some as lively as a new office boy—Others with a dignity which strikes home—Either in the starched^ or soft-cuff styles. We make special mention of just one BATES STREET idea which gives you exceptional shirt value for your dollar-fifty. Simply a plain white cheviot cloth, beautifully mercerized— sure to be appreciated by the up-to-date man who desires something new, yet conservative, at an outlay of $1.60. A well balanced variety of shirts at $2 and $2.60. Silk Shirts, $3.50, $4 and $5. You are invited to inspect these lines at your leisure 1 . In Summer Underwear we are sure to satisfy your own indi­ vidual-need in underwear which fits. ip^.lSBI$ \\if\yoiTwear a Union Suit we can fit you in the new \Closed Crotch\ idea, or in the open. In balbriggans and lisle the prices range from 50c to $1.60 per garment. Also the ever popular B. V. D. or Porosknit union or 2-piece suits. In all these lines-as in everything else-we carry merchan­ dise which is known to be the best of it's kind —made by America's foremost manufacturers in each respective line— honest values for your money offered at the lowest price. Babbitt & Co. ALBANY'S GREATEST CLOTHIERS 451-453 Broadway :-: Albany, N. Y. FURS repaired by Our Own Expert Furriers and* STORED Safe­ guarding You Against All Damage by Moths or Loss by Fire or Burglary WHY NOT A \FRANKEL FIFTEEN\ Suit or Springtime Overcoat for Decoration Day? They possess all the style, fit and enduring wear men have wanted but never <D f » before found at M»10 things, but tho jny and Badness arc so entwined in prcoiouB mamory, that not even now would vou part with them The Grand Army of the Kepubln aa we understand it is to cherish the memory of those days when you stood \loft dress\ in line of battle. When you fought side by side m the deadly conflict for a righteous cause. Whon yon endured the long weary march, and the danger of picket duty, the pri­ vations of camp and the Buffering of prison life, J These all strengthen the tie that binds you to one smother, and your beloved country. These facts es­ tablish true patriotism far & loyal and solid nni.on in tho hearts of all lovers of America. It is hot long since the length 'and breadth of these United States wero thrilled s*.by *ian electric shock, witl the news -tBafc Fort Sryntar had' been fixed up'on. It. is not long since General >X_eo' surrendered, to ..General Grant, and the r 'grefaestiCi*!! war of history was\ Jbjrb.iight-Jtd a^elqse. : v Butr ( ns, tlnte r ;olls ^nV -VgnfeVhy '^nevoJC/;fnos^iv]i <>^ionight Ja ^d ;retiffne3 .tdjthejr ihbnies' haye -Jhe'sti', ^^rjtfat ^jrttJBfltej gtases 'jtq :decefa'te »v-..^, .-w .^d'lt^thirlong\ list „6i ^eaoV ..It'Js ^y:heipe8;-' ah^';^9'-tenr^1m^th'eir : mem : Ifjhe. her6es \of qhisAWsffir^aw -PijjB\- VeniemVeted, what-'shajl'say-\of yon no- Ijlerheroea, -who contended-not against the deeds and ac'tton&Vof-6nx pastsca.-J Jthe.^bW and arrow, bvit stood amid iMe bulletsj burstln^shell and flying leann'on ball! Fathers of= thlB great nation; the_IaJid ; of .the'free and th\e home of th'« braj'e, ft ts flttipg that tg3Pgn^~9jUilhTifecc—tttii- flowers ^>f Let us briefly consider why we shtroid 1 keep tli if day in precious memoy. l'irst wo should keep this ordinance in memory of the spirit in which the soldier fought Second, we should keep this ordi nnnce in memory of the spirit of the living. Dear friends what wag .the spirit of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for a solid union? The libraries of all the world fail to -givo ns an answer What was the spirit of Ellsworth, who was gssasinated for tearing dawn the rebel'flag which floated from a mast Ithead over n hotel^n Alexandria, Va.? What was the spirit of those Boldiers sacrificed on the first battle altar and covered with the first sad of the sol­ dier 's gravel What of the spirit of those .soldiers on the plain of Williams burg,\ dying in the wild! pitiless storm —thrown into pits and whose only mon­ ument today aro tho few wild flowers of spring timet What of the spirit of those, v£hos'o i weary feet were gathered up itt- death when Stonewall 3acksorr| TaWed. through the v »lley of the ShBn .anSoajb. for_ the capture of -Wa'shingO Jori ^What' of the spirit of JHflie'Jifilij witfcflowers, mo^yames fo?.be-»toiefefoefr who marked the path witlf -there .^n^franv-!th«.,Jtfe,.rpUj.more^flBto«B add^ dead through--ths-fatal wilderness and Ing grounds unknown and-uricoffined, hsi many of \whom will'tavenS flowers or -the s.tars and stripis placed above ffieit-'gravfiS^^'hefrv re's'tlng- p^atfe Jj : - .unknown to all'b'nl God.' '^Che spirit of these., ou* Atat ddad. hid; ff.smrit' of the Grand Army or the Republic, I for­ bear almost to speak of the spirit of the living. If the call Bbould conn to you from the aead_ of this great cation, to arms, every one of you would Answer the eall oven in your advanced years. That patriotism you have pos­ sessed, will ever possess you so long as there is life. As General Grant Raid to a captain after his men had been slaughtered and i t appeared as if the end had come: \Captain how many men can yon master to follow you in a charge! ' To which he re­ plied, ' 1 General, every man alive will follow ine.\ So do I believe every one of you would follow as best yon could in your infirmities. That is the spirit of the living. Then what at the soldier's deedsT When Fort Sumter was flrea ,_tp,0;ri there were four million slaves in,the; land. When General Lee. sarrendere'dA'i'J^; thefin slnvn n rcara —— * Wre freed^men; ro^|^ soldiers ^^K^^M^^^^ tho enslaved nun' wh%M'^°aviv«iatli >&'**fci - ' • Si. Whose graves marked the\ flanking.. .--.,. J „— e ,„ v .„ t , iJle ^s^j^ - march-of the,aTm^f^^he^oto>ac^uft^^tiori of^Be-^tj-Wmil.lionS'Vif^eW- \ ' 4il Petcrabnrg-nnd BTehrupAdTiiera: ^WS^^^Bm^h^S^^^^^^ turedf . . - - ,' ,._ T«r;?-?-* i Xi ' ' ' \ \~ —rlk^lo 3ettthr^»|^^^h.e,;iBgBaj ^ many, of those true. neroes,.^\m«;taoh'S'' ; some in groupsjr some^'n nulitarvrWrsH jtfvera/bf l^of-tbe--union-niea. i •-'-tt<''^?.\7$*•• j' Wchave spoken of the soiai«VB '\5&^S Ht, deedsrand results. Wnat J *sha ]inE5?^ tnonnnrent-bel' —• . isAS^Sf^* \'^rnp'nroifble bronze, \'aj^^gSte^^ their Hatnes are written, as eimrcS/ei? 5 ? of this nation's d«^».ia,J&e# A ^^^ *K»y- -of theit-.^f ^brBiiUi '&sS

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