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- APRIL 17. 1891
LOCAL AND PKBSONAL.
: Arbor day was observed by the schools
" of this city ' with appropriate exercises
. T. M. Thompson of Dufur and S.
lleeks of Moaier were in the city Satur
'- " The funeral of Mrs. Henry Gardner of
. Dufur, aged about 45 years, took place
there Friday of last week.
." Sherman countv is the first countr in
'Eastern Oregon to send in its fall quota
.'"of stateAax for the year 1890.
: H. Herbring, the dry. goods man, to-
day removed his stock of goods into
. -store in the French block opposite.
Dr. Logan went out Friday morning to
'. Shearer s . Bridge to visit one of the
C 11. V4.V,.-' 1 " . - . 1
George Herbert has rented the 'Hood
' River hotel from its owner Robert Rand,
and will take charge beginning of next
v -m.- ut
V abundant success.
' . --' Not many years ago the Portland
. chamber of commerce nassed a solemn
. resolution that the government appro
priation for openmg the Cascade Jcks
was a useless waste of the public funds
The whirligig of time brings -many
, : Mutton sheep are selling freely at $2.75
' a head and sheep men hold . out for
higher price. The Baldwin Land tt Live
. Ct.V rin.nW mrSA 'a Vox ntW
' day for $3.00 a head. These are good
prices and indicate prosperous times for
flock-masters. i ,
Long Ward today presented the editor
' of the Chbomiclk with a beautiful Irish
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HI !! UU UVULA WMV - V
Transgressors of all kinds will therefore
be wars?, This jrticular shillaly is
- dangerous thing to monkey with. -
Mr." G. $i Farley . returned from Port
land last Friday.-. , He informs us that
-; tne contract for the ' steamer is let
Joseph Pacquettthe j machinery to be
furnished by the Willamette Iron works,
, The total cost of the boat without fur
nature is 125.000. She will be built in
The Dalles and is contracted to be fin
i ished in one hundred days. -
C. E. Bayard brought into this office
Saturday an egg which he vows was layed
"by a hen belonging to the "bald-headed"
Cochin yarietyjthe; property of C. W.
DieueL. It measures 1, pj "i inches
. The foreman' J of the Chboniclx says
looks like the "lay of the last minstrel."
..The agricultural editor thinks it is
-. goose egg. ... Charley Bayard says it is a
hen's egg. The horse editor thinks it is
' an egg and knows that the measurements
7 given above are eggs-actly correct.
any, "bald-headed" , rooster in Oregon
can beat it let him now crow, v '
A: meeting5-of 'the directors of The
' JJallesi' Portland A Astoria Navigation
Co.. was held in this citv Saturday. The
coinnuitee wmcn was cnargea wiw me
- aucy oi lening xne contract ior me duiiq-
- ing of the new :boat reported that they
bad let the contract to Paauett 4 Smith
c& Portland, tot $25,000, to be finished on
or before the nrat ot August next.
The boat must have a speed of not less
than 'fifteen miles an hour and shall give
- tjmnl ff Vila Mnoifv; flAfnrA' Ytftfncr'. ftTW
" rj o
; built on the Columbia river at anv mint
'from the Cascades to The Dalles' in
clusive. , ...
, ; 'Xne Dalles delegation to tne , roruana
chambers of commerce meeting have had
' eonfernce with Governor Pennoyer and
Hon. Phil Metchan, and were informed
by those gentlemen that the construe
tion of the Cascade' portage 'road will
' wimmenHi at once. The first work done
will b (inn rtf tha jmnmnrhefi so as in
-have them finished before high water.
- By-the, time they are.finished or sooner
it will be known whether the road will
a m- i i - t
- government or not. The governor and
,.Mr.. Metchan assured our delegation,
however, that the road would certainly
be finished and equipped inside of one
The Union Pacific rents the O. A
v 1 i :a a
said, of an guarranteed six per' cent on
: $40,000,000. -Or in other words the Un
" tei. Pacific: pays $240,000 yearly to the
U- ti. a n, JO., tor the use ot the road
: Alia uj uiio - aiuu iud hialc. uuuuiv.
V 1 .19 'l.'l. iV TT n 1
uiwui nuu iuuuucs wuiui uiv u . . una
to payt and the, aggregate cannot fall far
?XA4 tt iJhfnOA an4 miivlu imam TViIb
. , -. w '
fumth producers of the inland empire
have to pay annually into the coffers of
Jay Gould, In addition to the .cost of re-
j-isi m muim vajiouogo miu wo uikic
lice of .profits that such a modest man
only requires.. It follows, therefore, that
. do road built at such an outlay of capi
tal can successfully compete with an
openC river. 'j i' - '-f - t
The Tima-3fountaineer says:
There is no Ticmaihle btrf)t tn ha Utt
1 rived in holding a post-mortem examin
ation over the old. charter bill. It has
' been very meritorously dead for many
months, and the autopsy will not stimu
late enterprise in the city or tend td
stop jacuonai ngnta. :
, Perhaps so. ' But then the publishing
of the 'document will have the tendency
to enow that tne men wno framed it are
not ashamed of their record. Besides it
' don'f cost the' Timei-Mountaineer any-
thing and pleases the Chbonicuc. Be-
lldes too, Mr. Michell need not read it if
be does not want to. In fact the Chbon-
icli recommends him not to read it.
1Kb critic who wants to be in the fashion
. ever reads anything he criticises.
. , There is - nothing in Heaven or earth
can equal the slowness of a Washington
. m. .jc.:.l 1 . i r-i -it r 1 1
IVTCIUiUOUt UiilUMt AUO UUllB VI bllV
gods, grind slowly,", it is said, but the
burrs would be worn out before a Wash
ington "official would fairly get started.
.Five months ago' congress 'passed the
forfeiture act. v Any intelligent land
clerk, might, hayer formulated between
two any suns the necessary instructions
for the 1 land cfSces, yet for. five
'aeary months the secretary of state and
th assistant secretary and the land com
jnissioner and the assistant land com
missioner and the attorney-general and
all the assistant attorney-generals and
judge advocates and land commissioners
nd goodness knows how ' many more
have failed to give the local land offices
such instructions as are required to put
the lav into effect. It is little wonder
TBI DALLES, - -
It is said the new boat will be the
handsomest craft on the Columbia river.
Mr. W. Foley, a Portland lawyer and
a genuine "native of the soil" gave the
Chronicle, a pleasant call today.
County assessor Barnett leaves this
city tomorrow to enter on his work of
assessing the county.
All the passenger trains now stop at
the Umatilla house. It seems so nat
ural for them to stop there and is a very
great convenience to many.
The directors of The Dalles, Portland
and Astoria Navigation company have
appointed Hugh Glenn superintendent
of construction of the new boat.
. The weather is beautifully bright and
glorious, but the air is so cool that the
grass is not growing as rapidly as it is
wont to do at this season oi the vear.
The druggists ot this city have unani
mously agreed to close their stores on
Sundays from one to 5 o'clock p. m. un
less called upon for medicine prescribed
by a physician.
School district No. 8 at Mosier is hav
ing some trouble over the question of
division of the district. Superintendent
Shelly is trying to adjudicate on the
equities of the case.
Henry Van Asslet, late of Hood River
now of Seattle, has given a bond ' for
deed for his property in Hood River, to
James Chistian Nestergard in the sum
Washington at the world's fair, with
her $100,000 appropriation, her 420 foot
flagstaff and her higher hopes, will tow
er above Oregon like the most elevated
Fourth of-JuTy bunting above a pair of
red flannel drawers on a bean-pole !
From R. R. Hinton of Bake Oven who
is in the city, we learn that Judge Bird
is expected home about the first of May
and hopes to be able to attend to his
duties over the circuit. This will be
good news to the many friends of Judge
The committee of The Dalles, Port
land and Astoria Navigation Company
which was authorized to let the contract
for the new boat - returned from Port'
land Saturday It is already well
known that the contract has been let
and that the boat ' will be finished in
one hundred days.
' Advertised Letter.
Following is a list of unclaimed letters
remaining in the postoffice at The Dalles
Oregon, April 10, 1891. Persons calling
for same will please say "Advertised."
Carder, Miss Clara Clark, James W
Carl, Dr A W Davidson, Bill
Dver, George Frawley & Dial
Fisher, Chas Hayden, George
Manett, Cuthbert Matheney, M
McCown, AC O'Dell, J W
Plaster, George - Robinson Mr M .
Vestig & Multun White, T W (2)
Jtt. X. JNOLAN, f. M.
Is Disease PnnlshmeatT
The following advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent medicine
house would indicate that thajf regard
disease as a punishment lor sin :
uo vou wisn to xnow tne quickest
way to cure a sever cold? We will tell
you. TO cure a cold qicxiy, it must be
treated Deiore the cold has become set
tled in the system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in 1 her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and plainly tells you in nature's way,
that as a Banishment for some indiscre
tion, you are to be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward ' it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry, loud cough
and sneezing. The cough is soon followed
by a profuse watery - expectoration and
the sneezing by a prosuse watery dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
there is a thin white coating on the
tomrue. What to do? It is only necessary
to take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
double doses every hour. That will greatly
lessen the severity of the cold and in
most cases will effectually counteract it,
and cure what would have been a severe
cold within one or two days time. Try it
and be convinced." Fifty cent bottles for
sale by snipes & Junersiey, druggists.
R. E. French has for sale a number of
improved ranches and unimproved
lands in the Grass Valley neighborhood
in bherman county. They will be sold
very cheap and on reasonable terms.
Mr. French can locate settlers on some
good unsettled claims in the same neigh'
borhood. His address is Grass Valley,
Sherman county, uregon. . . .
Forfeited Kmllrostd Lands
We are now ready to prepare papers
for the filing and entry of Railroad
Lands. We also attend to business be
fore the U. S. Land Office and Secretary
oi the interior, persons lor whom we
have prepared naners and who are re
quired to renew their applications, will
not be charged additional tor such papers.
TBOBKBURT d HUDSON,
Rooms 8 and 0, Land Office building,
The Dalies, uregon.
Notice to tax Payers.
All state and county taxes, become
delinquent April 1st. Taxpayers are here
by rea nested to pay the same before that
date in order to avoid going on the de
linquent list. The county court ' has
ordered the sale of all property in which
the taxes have not been paid. Please
call and settle before the time mentioned
and save costs. D. L. Cars,
Sheriff of Wasco County.
A choice lot of brood mares : also a
number of geldings and fillies bv "Rock-
wood Jr.." "Planter." "Oregon Wilkes."
and "Idaho Chief," same standard bred.
Also three ' hue voung ' stallions by
Rockwood Jr." out of first class mares.
For prices and terms call on or address
either J. W. Condon, or J. H. Larsen,
The Dalles, Oregon.
J. M. Huntington & Co. announce
that they are prepared to make out the
necessary papers for parties wishing
to file on so called railroad land. Appli.
cants should have their papers all ready
before going to the land office so as to
avoid the rush and save time. Their
office is in Opera Hflse Block next to
' Merino Sheep for Sale.
I have a fine band of thorough bred
Merino sheep consisting of 67 bucks,
about 340 ewes and about 200 young
lambs, which I will sell at a low price
and upon easy terms. Address.
D. M. Fbknch,
The Dalles, Or.
The spring rodero for horses will meet
at Bake Oven on the first day of May.
Chas. W. Haigbt,
J. N.Buboess. ..'
Three 3-year-old fillies (2 sorrels and
one bay,) two 2-year-olds (both bays) all
branded 1 on the left shoulder. I will
give $5 apiece for the recovery of the
same.- J. W. Rogers.
' Boyd, Or.
Real Estate Transactions.
Joel C. Johnson to' Ellen S. Johnson,
the west 4 of the northwest of sec
tion 28 in township 1 north of range 15
east, 160 acres. Consideration $1.
He Will be at The Dalles May 7th at
WHAT "WE HATE TO SHOW HIM.
President Harrison and party will
pass through The Dalles going east on
Thursday, May 7th, at the hour of 11
o'clock a. m. It will be in order for our
civic and military organizations to take
measures to give the party a fitting re
ception. An effort will be made to have
the party stop over a few hours to view
some of our natural curiosities. It will
be well worth a trip to the Pacific coast
to see the only person now living who,
according to Barney Goldsmith, crossed
the Columbia bar with Sir Francis
Drake in the year 1576. Or the man
who used to walk across the Columbia
river on the backs of the -salmon. Or
the man who remembers the year
when the river froze to the bottom,
and when the thaw came in
the spring the water ran for three
months on top of the ice. Or the hand
some lads of the O. N. G. and the gorge
ous apparel of the drum major. Or the
handsomest set of young ladies on the
American continent. Or the signal ser
vice bureau at the corner of Second and
Washington foretelling correctly eighty
times out of every hundred what the
weather is going to be. Or the Cheon- j
iclk staff receiving the associated press
dispatches and grinding out, on its new
steam power Cottrell press, at the rate of
thirty to the minute, the best newspaper
in Eastern Oregon.
The G. A. B. Encampment.
The annual encampment of the G. A.
R., department of Oregon has met and
adjourned. A new set of officers has
been appointed and the department
headquarters held in The Dalles for the
past year is now removed to Portland
with O. Summers of "Geo. Wright"
Post No. 1, department commander.
The past year has been the most pros
perous of any in the history of this de
partment. Seven new posts were organ
ized and there was net increase of nearly
450 members as against 238 of the pre
vious year. The order now numbers in
this state 2300 members. It is very
flattering to Ex -Department Command
er James A. Varnev and Ex-Department
Quarter Master Gen. A. G. Johnson to
note that during the year of their in
cumbency the G. A. R. experienced the
largest increase hitherto, and that they
were complimented by having organized
the best encampment and produced the
best reports of any previous year. As
toria did handsomely and nobly. At the
banquet on Thursday evening a pro
gramme was arranged that would have
lasted a week. , As it was the proceeding
didnot end till a fewminutesbefore their
departure. : At the parade Thursday the
beautiful sight of 400 school children
joined in the procession, together with
five companies of O. N. G. Two eovorn
ment steamers were placed at their dis
posal and carried the happy crowd out
to the end of the new jetty, one of them
going outside the bar. Then they were
placed on cars on the jetty and literally
run "out to the sea" on a railroad. The
encampment meets at Salem next year.
and Salem will have to hustle to equal
Astoria.' The delegation from this . post
consisted of Department Commander J,
A. Varney, Assistant Adgt. Gen. Myers
and Mrs Myers, Assistant Quarter Mas
ter Gen. A. G. Johnson, C. of A. J. M,
Patterson and Mrs Patterson and dele
gate J. R. Warner, of White Salmon.
From an Old Dalles Resident.
East Portland, Or., April 12, 185)1
Editor Chronicle. Perhaps a few
items from this part of the world might
be of interest to the readers of your
spicy paper. ,
First let me say I like the ring of the
Chronicle. It is on the right track-
and gives no uncertain sound upon ques
tions that vitally concerns this country
east and west. The time has fully come
when the people of this country must
rise up enmasse and liberate themselves
from the power that is sapping the life-
blood from the toilers of this fair land,
Let the watch-word be an "Open river
to the sea" until that fact is fully ac
complished when some of the profits of
the products of this state will stay with
the producer instead of going - into
the pockets .of a few money kings
Wall street. '
The all-absorbing topic in ' the local
circles here is that of consolidation
blending three lively cities into one large
city. It is a mixed quantity, good and
wise men are on ootn sides ot tne ques
tion. Argument on both sides are un'
answerable, what the results will be, the
nrst Monday in June alone will tell.
Our cities . never prospered more than
they do now as we are will they do
better when united who can till? If so,
unite if not, better remain as we are,
Yours for the right,
New Railroad A cent at This Station,
Mr. William R. Mackenzie, traveling
auditor of the Union Pacific Co., has
been in the city for the past day or two
checking over the accounts of Mr. Alla-
way, preparatory to the transfer to Mr.
E. E. Lytle, who succeeds Mr. Alia way
here as agent. .....
Mr. Mackenzie says that the company
is very sorry to lose the services of Mr.
A la way who has served them faithfully
for many years, and regret that he has
seen fit to sever the very pleasant rela
tions existing between them.
Mr. Alia way is not going to leave our
city, however, but will be associated
with Messrs. McFarland & French.
Mr. Lytle comes well recommended,
having been agent for the company at
Hood River and is a very pleasant little
Notice of Settlers. ,
The registei and receiver of the land
office received a letter this morning in
structing them to forthwith give public
notice requiring claimants under the
forfeiture act to, within sixty days of the
date of such notice, come forward and
designate the particular lands which
they intend to purchase within the two
years allowed by the act. Notice will
be published on this date.
The Best Conch Medicine.
"One of my customers came in today
and asked for the best cough medicine I
had,'.' say Lew Young, a prominent drug-
rt of Newman Grove, Neb. "Of course
showed him Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and he did not ask to see any
other.' I have never yet sold a medicine
that would loosen and relieve a severe
cold so quickly as that does. I have sold
four dozen of it within the last sixty days
and do not know of a single case where
it failed to give the mos perfect satisfac
tion." Fifty cent bottles for sale by
Snipes & Kinersly, druggists. - . .
I ; County conrtjis in session,. ' iY
Test of the Eloquent Dtseonrso Detlv
sred on Sunday. March 89, by the
Bey. T.- De Witt Talmaffe Title of the
Sermon, "The Split Hausolenm."
Nkw York, March 29. Dr. Talmage
preached an Easter sermon to his two audi
ences today. Both at tbe morning service
In Brooklyn and at the Christian Herald
service in New York in the evening the
Academies of Music were bright with a
profusion of flowers, Easter lilies being
conspicuous. A selection of music appro
priate to the festival was beau ti fully ren
dered at each service. The text of tbe
preacher's discourse was Matthew xxviii, ft,
"Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
Visiting any great city, we are not satis
fied until we have also looked at its ceme
tery. We examine all the styles of ceno
taph, mausoleum, sarcophagus, crypt and
sculpture. Here lies buried a statesman,
yonder an orator, here a poet, out there an
inventor, in some other place a great phi
lanthropist. But with how much greater
interest and with more depth of emotion
we look upon our family plot in the ceme
tery. In tbe one case it is a matter of pub
lic interest, in the other it la a matter of
private and heartfelt? affection. But
around the grave at which we halt this
morning there are gathered all kinds of
stupendous interest. At this sepulcher, I
have to tell you in this sepulcher there
was buried a king, a conqueror, an eman
cipator, a friend, a brother, a Christ. Mon
arch of the universe, but bone of our bone,
and flesh of our flesh, and sorrow of our
sorrow, and heart of our heart. "Come,
see the place where the Lord lay."
THE IIANOB OF JOSEPH.
It has for surroundings the manor in
the suburbs of Jerusalem, a manor owned
by a wealthy gentleman by the name of
Joseph. He was one of the court of seven
ty who had condemned Christ, but I think
he had voted in the negative, or, being a
timid man, had been absent at the time of
the casting of the vote. ' He had laid out
the parterre at great expense. It was a hot
climate, and I suppose there were broad
branched trees and winding path under
neath them, while here the waters rippled
over the rock into a fish pool, and yonder
the vines and the flowers clambered over
the wall, and all around there were the
beauties of kiosk and arboriculture. After
the fatigues of the Jerusalem courtroom,
how refreshing to come out in these
suburbs botanical and pomological!
I walk a little further on in the parterre
and I come across a cluster of rocks, and I
see on them the marks of a sculptor's
chisel. I come still closer and I And that
there is a subterranean recess, and I walk
down the marble stairs and come to a port
ico over the doorway an architecture of
fruits and flowers chiseled by the hand of
tbe sculptor. I go into the portico, and on
either side there are rooms, two or four or
six rooms of rock; in the walls niches,
each niche large enough to hold a dead
body. One of these rooms of rock is espe
cially wealthy with sculpture. ' It was a
beautiful and charming spot. Why all
this? The fact was that Joseph, the own
er f the parterre, of that wealthy manor,
had recognized the fact that he could not
always walk those gardens, and he sought
this as his own last resting place. What a
beautiful plot in which to wait for the
, MAKE WELL THE MAUSOLEUM.
Mark well the mausoleum in the rock.
It is to be the most celebrated tomb in all
tha ages; catacombs oi Egypt, tomb of
Napoleon, Mahal Taj of India, nothing
compared with it. Christ had just been
murdered, and his body must be thrown
out to the dogs and the ravens, as was
customary with crucified bodies, unless
there be prompt and effective hindrance.
Joseph, the owner of the mausoleum, begs
lor the body of Christ, and he takes and
washes the poor and mutilated frame from
the blood and the dust, and shrouds it and
. I think embalmment was omitted. When
In olden times they wished to embalm a
dead body, the priest with some pretension
of medical skill would show the point be
tween the ribs where the incision was to
be made. Then tha operator would come
and make the incision, and then run for
his life else he would be slain for violating
the dead body. Then the other priests
would come with salt of niter, and cassia.
and wine of palm tree, and complete the
embalmment. But I think in this case em
balmment was omitted lest there be more
excitement and another riot. The funeral
advances. Present, Joseph, the owner of the
mausoleum; Nicodemua, who brought the
flowers, and the two Marys Heavy bur
den on the shoulders of two men as they
carry the body of Christ down the marble
stairs and into the portioo, and lift the dead
weight to the level of the niche in the
rock, and push the body of Christ into the
only pleasant resting place It ever had.
These men coming forth dose the door of
rock against the recess. The government,
afraid that the disciples would steal tha
body of Christ and play resurrection, put
upon tbe door "the seal of the banbednm.
the violation of that seal, like the violation
of the seal of tbe United States govern
ment or of the British government, always
followed with severe penalties. '
' THE GUARD OP THE TOMB. '
' A regiment of soldiers from the tower of
Antonio is detailed to guard that mauso
leum. At the door of that tomb a fight
took place which decided the question for
all graveyards and cemeteries. Sword of
lightning against sword of steel. Angel of
God against the military. The body in the
crypt begins to move in its shroud of fine
linen and slides down upon the pavement.
moves through the portico, appears in the
doorway, comes np the marble steps.
Christ, having left his mortuary attire be
hind him, comes forth in the sarb of
workman as I take it, from the fact that
the women mistook him for tbe cardener.
' There and then was shattered the tomb
so that it can never! be rebuilt. All the
trowels of earthly masonry cannot mend
it. Forever and forever it is a broken
tomb. Death that day taking the aide of
the military received a horrible cut under
the angel's spear of flame, and must him
self go down at the last the King ot Ter
rors disappearing before the King of Grace.
"The Lord is risen." Htwannal Hceanna!
O weep no more, yovr comforts slain:
The Lord is risen; he lives again
When one of the old Christiana '
dying he said be saw on the sky the letter
" V, and he said. I cannot understand
what that is I see against the sky; it is the
letter 'Y.' " A Christian standing beside
him' said, "I know what it means; that let
ter 'V stands for 'victory.' " - I gather np
all these flowers today and I strew them
over the graves of your Christian dead in
the letter "V" for "victory," "R" for
"resurrection," "T" for "triumph," "H
for "heaven." "The Lord Is risen." H6-
While ifrig around the place where
tbe Lord lay I am impressed with tbe fact
that mortuary honors cannot atone for
wrongs to tbe living. If they could have
afforded Christ such a costly sepulcher
they could have afforded him a decent
earthly residence. Will they give a piece
of marble to the dead Christ when they
might have given a soft pillow to the liv
ing Christ? If they had put half the ex
pense of that mausoleum in the n Hiking of
Christ's life on earth comfortable the
story would not have been so sad. He
wanted bread; they gave him a stone.
Christ, like every other benefactor of the
world, was better appreciated after he was
dead. Westminster Abbey and monu
mental Greenwood are to a certain extent
the world's attempts by mortuary honors
to atone for neglects to the living. . Poets'
Corner in Westminster Abbey is an at
tempt to pay for the sufferings of Grub
street. I go into that Poets' Corner of
Westminster Abbey and there I find the
grave of HandeL the musician from whose
music we hear today as it goes down re
verberating through the ages. While
stand at the -costly tomb of Han
del I , cannot forget the fact that
his fellow musicians tried to destroy him
with their discords. I go a little farther in
the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey
and I find the grave- of John Drydeo, the
great poet.: Costly monument, great mor
tuary honors, but I cannot forget tbe fact
that at seventy years of age he wrote about j
tha oppressions ot misfortune, and that be ,
"btipcu'co aline. " 1 go a Tkuie iaruier in me
Poets' Corner and I find the grave of Sam
uel Butler, the author of "Hudibras."
Wonderful monument, costly mortuary
honors. Where did he die? ' In a garret.
I move farther on in the Poets' Corner
and I find the grave of a poet of whom
Waller wrote: "An old schoolmaster by
tbe name of John Milton has written a
tedious volume on the fall of man. If it's
length be no virtue it has none." Igoalittle
farther on in the Poets' Corner and I find
the grave of Sheridan. Alas! for Sheridan.
Poor Sheridan! Magnificent mortuary
honors. What a pity it was he could not
have discounted that monument for a
mouthful of something to eat! Oh, unfilial
children, give your old parents less tomb
stones and more blankets, less funeral and
more bedroom ! Five per cent, of tbe money
now expended at Burns' banquets would
have made the great Scotch poet comfort
able and kept him from being almost har
ried to death by the drudgery of an excise
man. Horace Greeley outrageously abused
while he lived going out to his tomb was
followed by the president of the United
States and the leading men of the army
and the navy. Some people could not Bay
bitter enough things about him while he
lived; all the world roseupto do him honor
when he died. Massachusetts at the tomb of
Charles Sumner tried to atone for the ig
nominious resolutions with which her
legislature denounced the living senator.
It was too late. The costly monument at
Springfield, Ills., cannot pay for Booth's
bullet. Costly mortuary honors on the
banks of Lake Erie honors that cost be
tween $300,000 and $300,000 cannot pay for
the assassination of James A. Garfield.
Do justice to the living. All the justice
you do you will have to do this side the
gates of the necropolis. The dead cannot
wake up to count the number of carriages
in ttie procession or see tbe polish on the
Aberdeen granite or to read the words of
epitaphal commemoration. Costly mauso
leum of the gentleman in the suburbs of
Jerusalem cannot atone for Bethlehem's
manger and Cafvarean cross and Pilate's
APPROPRIATE ORNAMENTS FOR TOMBS.
Again! Standing in this place where the
Lord lay I am impressed with the fact
that floral and sculptural ornamentation
are appropriate for the places of the dead.
We are all glad that in the short time of
the Saviour's inhumation he lay amid
flowers and sculpture. I cannot quite
understand what I see in the newspapers
where, amid the announcements and ob
sequies, the friends request "send no flow
ers." Why, there is no place so appro
priate for flowers as the casket of the de
parted. If yonr means allow I repeat, if
your, means allow let there be flowers on
the casket, flowers on the hearse, flowers
on the grave. Put them on the brow; it
means coronation. - Put them in the hand;
it means victory. Christ was buried in a
parterre. Christ was buried in a garden.
Flowers are types of resurrection. Death
is sad enough anyhow. Let conservatory
and arboretum do all they can in the way
of alleviation. Your little girl loved flow
ers while she was alive. Put. them in her
hands, now that she cannot go forth and
pluck flowers for herself. On sunshiny
days twist a garland for her still heart.
Brooklyn has no grander glory than her
Greenwood, nor Boston than her Mount
Auburn, nor Philadelphia than her Laurel
Hill, nor Cincinnati than her Spring Grove,
nor San Francisco than her Lone Moun
tain. What shall I say of those country
graveyards where the vines have fallen
down and the slab is aslant and the mound
is caved in and the grass is the pasture
ground for the sexton's cattle. Are yonr
father and mother of so little account you
have no more respect than that for their
bonrsr Some day gather together and
straighten up the fence and lift the slab
and bank up tbe mound and tear out tbe
weeds and plant . the shrubs. After a
while you yourself will want to lie down
to the last slumber. If you have no re
gard for the bones of your ancestors, your
children will have ' no deference for your
bones. Do you say these relics are of no
importance? You will see of how much
importance they are when the archangel
takes out . his trumpet. Turn all your
graveyards into gardens.
FOUR ONLY PRESENT AT THE BURIAL.
Standing in this place where the Lord
lay I am also impressed with the dignity
of unpretending obsequies. Joseph that
day was mourner, sexton, liveryman had
the entire charge of all the occasion. Four
people only at the burial of the King of
the Universe. Let this be consolatory to
those who, throngh small means or lack of
large acquaintance, have but little demon
stration of grief at the grave of tbeir dead.
It is not necessary. Long line of glittering
.equipages, two rows of silver handles, cas
ket of costly wood, pall bearers scarfed
and gloved are not necessary.
Christ looks out from heaven at a burial
where there are six in attendance, and re
members there are two more than he had
at his obsequies. Not recognizing this idea,
how many small properties are scattered
In the funeral rites, and widowhood and
orphanage go out to the cold charity of the
world. The departed left enough property
to have kept the family together until they
could take care of themselves, but it is all
absorbed in the funeral rites. That went
for crape which ought to have gone for
bread. A man of small means can hardly
afford to die in one of our great cities!
Funeral pageantry is not necessary. No
one was ever more lovingly and tenderly
put into the grave than Christ, but there
were only four in the procession.
Again, standing in this place where the
Lord lay, I am impressed with the fact that
yon cannot keep the dead down. The seal
of the Sanhedrim, a regiment of soldiers
from ths tower or Antonio to stand guard-
floor of rock, roof of rock, wall of rock.
niche of rock cannot keep Christ in tbe
crypt. Come out and come up he must.
Came out and came up he did. Prefigu ra
tion. The first fruits of tbem that sleep.
Just as certain as you and I go down into
the grave, just so certain we will come np
again. Though yon pile up on the top of
us all the bowlders of the mountains you
cannot keep us down. Though we be
buried under the coral of the deepest cav
ern of the Atlantic ocean we will rise to
Ah! my friends, death and tbe grave are
not what they used to be to us, for now,
walking around the spot where tbe Lord
lay, we find vines and flowers covering np
the tomb, and that which we called a place
of skulls has become a beautiful garden.
Yea, now there are four gardens instead of
one Garden of Eden, Garden of the
World's Sepulcher, Garden of Earth's Re
generation, Garden of Heaven.
WITH TRUMPETS AND 8HOUTTKG8.
Various scriptural accounts say that the
work of grave breaking will begin with the
blast of trumpets and shoutings; whence I
take it that the first intimation of tbe day
will be a sound from heaven' such as has
never before been heard. It may not be so
very loud, but it will be penetrating. There
are mausoleums so deen that undisturbed
silence has slept there ever since tbe day
when the sleepers were left in them. The
great noise shall strike through them.
Among the corals of the sea, miles deep,
where the shipwrecked rest, t he sound will
strike. No one will mistake it for thunder
or the blast of- earthly minstrelsy. There
will be heard the voice of the uncounted
millions of the dead, who come rushing
out of the gates of eternity, flying toward
the tomb crying: "Make way! Oh, grave,
give us back our body! We gave it to you
in corruption; surrender it now in incor
rnption." Thousands of spirits arising
from the field of Sedan, and from among
the rocks of Gettysburg, and from among
the passes of South Mountain. A hundred
thousand are crowding Greenwood. On
this grave three spirits meet, for there were
three bodies in that tomb! Over that fam
ily vault twenty spirits hover, for there
were twenty bodies.
From New York to Liverpool, at every
few miles on the sea route, a group of hun
dreds of spirits coming down to the water
to meet their bodies. See that multitude!
That is where the Central America sank.
And yonder multitude! That is where the
Pacific went down. Found at last! That
Is where the City of Boston sank. And
yonder the President went down. A soli
tary spirit alights on yonder prairie. That
is where a traveler perished in the snow.
The whole air is full of spirits spirits fly
ing north, spirits flying south, spirits fly
ing east, spirits flying west. Crash! goes
Westminster abbey as all its dead kings
and orators and poets get up.
Strange commingling of spirits searching
Crash! go the pyramids, and the monarchs
of Egypt rise out of the heart of the desert.
Suapl go the iron gates of the modern
vaults. . Tbe country graveyard will look
like a rough plowed field as the mounds
break open. All the kings of the earth;
all the senators; all the great men; all the
beggars; all the armies victors and van
quished; all the ages barbaric and civil-
j2 011 those who were chopped by guil-
lotine or simmered in the fire or rotted in
dungeons, all the infants of a day; all the
octogenarians all I all! Not one straggler
left behind. All! all!
And now the air is darkened with the
fragments of bodies that are coming to
gether from the opposite corners of the
earth. Lost limbs finding their mate
bone to bone, sinew to sinew until every
joint is reconstructed, and every arm finds
its socket, and the amputated limb of the
surgeon's table shall be set again at the
point from which it was severed. A sur
geon told me that after the battle of Boll
Run he amputated limbs, throwing them
out of the window, until the pile reached
up to the window sill. All those frag
ments will have to take their places.
Those who were born - blind shall have
eyes divinely kindled; those who were
lame shall have a limb substituted. In
all the hosts of the resurrected not one eye
missing, not one foot clogged, not one
arm palsied, not one tongue dumb, not
one ear deaf.
PEACE TOWARD HEAVEN AND EARTH.
Wake up, my friends, this day, this
glorious Easter morning, with all these
congratulations. If I understand this day,
it means peace toward heaven and peace
toward earth. Great wealth of flowers!
Bring more flowers. Wreath them around
the brazen throat of the cannon, plant
tbem in the deserts until it shall blossom
like tbe rose, braid them into the mane of
the war charger as he comes back. No
more red dahlias of human blood. Give us
white lilies of peace. Strew all the earth
with Easter garlands, for the resurrection
we celebrate this morning implies all kinds
of resurrection, a score of resurrections.
Resurrection from death and sin to the
life of tbe gospel. Resurrection of apos
tolic faith. Resurrection of commercial in
tegrity. Resurrection of national honor.
Resurrection of international goodwill.
Resurrection of art. Resurrection of liter
ature. Resurrection of everything that is
good and kind and generous and just and
holy and beautiful. Nothing to stay down,
to stay buried, but sin and darkness and
pain and disease and revenge and death.
Let those tarry in the grave forever.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will to men."
Christ, the Lord, is risen today.
Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your songs and triumphs high.
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Love's redeeming work is done.
Fought the fight, the battle won.
Lol the ann's eclipse is o'er;
Lo! he sets in blood no more.
Spoiled th Murder.
A murderous melodrama held the
boards at Jacobs' theatre last week.
There was a sprinkling of comedy, how
ever, through the third act on Saturday
evening that set the audience agog.
The hero oi the play had just described
to the soubrette how himself and the
boys had been down at the blacksmith's
"shoeing" geese. He cracked a weak
joke in explaining how the geese gath
ered round a pool of water near the old
forge, and how the boys amused them
selves by shaking their hats at them,
shouting "Shoo, shooP Tne gallery
boys caught on at once, and every time
tbe villain unfolded one of his horrible
plots on the lives of the hero and heroine
the "gods" completely drowned him out
with their "shoos."
It was at a very serious situation in
the performance. The life of an unpro
tected young heiress was about to be
taken by the unscrupulous scoundrel.
The sea rolled heavily and the storm
raged fiercely; while the desperate deed
awaited execution. "Ha! she comes;
shell never see him again V He was
within arm '8 reach of her now. He held
a bloody knife in his right hand. In a
moment he would plunge it into her
body, bnt in the weirdest and most hair
standing tones from among the "angels"
came, "Shoo, shoo, shoo!" in rapid suo-
The awful scene was broken. The vil
lain jumped three feet in the air and
forgot his lines. The heroine forgot her
self, and looked her wonldbe murderer
straight in the face with horror at the
thought of a breakdown, but of course
didn't see him. .Whether by an act
providence, to save the villain from his
nervous plight, or through the effect
inclement weather on the electric wires,
every light in the house went out in
stantly. Affairs were righted after
time. New York Telegram.
Nnr Tack's SmmH Boy tn Wteter.
A park policeman remarked recently
that the winter has had no effect on the
pet enemy of his comfort. "The howl
ing wind and the falling snow," he said,
"have no terrors for the venturesome
small hoy. He is ont here in all kinds
of weather. As soon as a thin coating
of ice begins to form on the lakes he
wants to test it. He races across the
lawns, climbs trees and is np to no end
of mischief all day long. . Of course we
are constantly on the lookout to prevent
the boys from doing harm and from
coming to grief through their pranks,
but they are active and fleet of foot, and
can usually, get away from us. They
are like locusts. They swarm all over
the park at once and invent mischief as
easily as they breathe. The other day a
little chap who had been . wandering
around finally brought np at the menag
erie and handed a baseball bat to Tin,
the elephant. Tip took a fancy to it, and
his keeper was nearly three hours get
ting it away from him. He narrowly
escaped with a whole head at thai."
New York Sun-
Miss Kate Drexel will endow with
$8,000,000 tbe new religious order she is
founding, to be called "The Sisters of
the Most Holy Sacrament," whose work
is to be the amelioration of the coudi
tion of Indians and negroes. She her
self will be domiciled in the order, living
like the humblest sister, with no exemp
tions from the hardship of her lot,
though she will probably become mother
The largest olive oil factory in the
world will soon be built at Log Guilicoe,
in Sonoma county, CaL The plant will
cost a quarter of a mfffirwi, The com
pany has sixty acres of 6-year-old trees,
and is planting 700 acres.
The largest barometer yet made has
just been put in working order in the St.
Jacques tower in Paris. It is 12.65 me
ters high, was manufactured in St. Denis
and was carried by six men to Paris in a
strong wooden frame.
Aubery Boucicault, son of Dion Bou-
cicanlt, who is just about to be married,
has written a new play expressly for his
niotaer, iu waich Mrs. Boucicault will
appear with her daughter Nina and the
A study of the sea bottom, currents.
temperature and lite of the Adriatic sea
shows that there is a vast growth of
marine algje af the great depth of 2.00C
The Princess of Wales has given or
ders that nothing need be submitted for
her inspectiou or that of her daughters
in which birds are used as trimming.
Jean Ingelow is sixty, but her cheeks
are as rosy and round aa a girl's. She
writes bnt little now, and lives in an old
(tone house in Kensington, England,
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