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-- " LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY. MAY 31 190 "
OLD VHERAHS AGAIN DO :
HOHOR TO DEAD COMRADES
The Memorial. Services at the Central
Chutch of Christ yesterdayaf er'noon was
WaVrgely attended, reg-rd'ess of the incle-
ment weather. With a few exceptions the
lull program wrs carried out,
Bunting and flags were Ustily arranged
about the rostrum and about the monu
ment U T-e Unknown Dead."- The last
exercise by the W. R. C. was a beautiful
tribute to the "Unknow Dead." With
, four "Stars and Stripes"Floating over the
platform, a procession of W. R. C. cov
ered the n.cn ment with flowers.
Commander Oliver closed the program
with a few words in which he spoke of
memorial day as a Memory day. on which
Artftonly soldiers should take part but every
- Jjiidual, should assist In teaching the
coming generation in doing homage to th
ui imruet, ..-''
J W. Knowles. the speaker of the day
poke in part: Y-. i - , ...
t; Through the Rebellion's horrors
Bright shines our Nation's fame
- Our gallant soldier perishing ?
,; Have won deathless name.
'The idea of a memorial day first or
iginated with the patriotic inhabitants of
the little town of Waterloo, New York
When forty years ago today hundreds of
tags were flying at half mast in that
little village draped in mourning in honor
of the departed heroes of the Civil War."
:"Two years laterthe occasion national
1 by that fearless and intrepid leader
fwa to the boys in blue as Black Jack
isralJohnA. Logan, who a . Com
in Chief of the Gran Army of the Re
public issued n order, that May 80th,
should be observed and set aside as a
National Msmorial day."
.'"Ever'. since that time upon the 50th
,. day of May in each returning year
through out the length and breadth of
, this country the people lay aside their
different vacations in life, the farmer
. leaves hit plow, the merchant his count
' ing room, the mechanic and laborer . his
labor, the professional man his office and
tr5jl,rymn m ttudy.to do homage
tiu&se brave men who yielded up their
lives and endured dangers and hardships
that this Goverment migit not perish
from off the face of the earth and today
. In ever City. Town; Village and Hamlet
throughout this broad land of. our the
survivors of the . Civif. war with '.bent
and the sacrifices which they have made
rortn preservation- of -this gVand.and
glorious government of our be commemo
rated." t .'.?,. , ; . ,
"Let it this a holy day kept sacred by all
and let tender hand strew these' flower
that speak of loyalty ano love and while
sad dening . memories of the ' cost of
liberty and a united ' country are in all
hearts let their rise a swelling anthem
Tnat our patriot dead shall b fprgotten
"It is the graves of ihnu' thit miili
l h m i r r: -1 ,L' . . i ' I
forms and feeble step are in line again, upon to deck with - flowers tod ' ,nd
""""" "P'"1 r0USM "Mn t while doing so let us not forget Lie tacri-
them. Events of thewast float through
their memory.' The comrades grasp the
flashing " eye. the cheerful voice, the
moans 'of the wounded and dying, the
midnight picket, the roll call the combat
and the sound of clashing steel are reali
ties again." 7 V ' '
"And again after another twelve
months march towards that silent camp
pitched upon the evergreen shores of
Eternity these old battled scarred vete
rans who at the beat of the drum and
amid the burnishing of , muskets, the
flourishing of swords and the gleaming
of bavonr. v. hclr.ii, Mww
their mothere wive and titter, in fact
all that waa near and dear ftp them and
in response to their Country's call went
out into the field of battle and braved all
the dangert and hardships which only a
oldier is compelled to brave, have as
sembled together not only in this city
but in every city, village and hamlet from
the Atlantic to the Pacific for the pur
pose of perpetuating1 the memories of
their departed comrades by commending
their bravery, extolling their virtue and
scattering ecented . flower upon
their honored grave"
"Since this little patriot band before
me ha assembled oh a like occasion one
of their most beloved, devoted and dis
tinguished comrades. Colonel George B.
Currey, who in former year assisted in
the exercise of thi day," and Who with
hi feeble and tender hands trwd
flower upon the grave of hi departed
comrade like those flower ha arcpped
and eied and the time is not far distant
when not one of that mighty army that
want out in defence of this country will
remain to participate in the exercises of
thi day." v.;; -
"One by on the old veterans are Dea
ling away and hat been read to ue this
afternoon at the rate of five thousand a
"But rest assured that as loner a thi.
Government continues to be numbered
among the Nations of the Earth so long
will their bravery upon the battle field
rises which thev have made and the
perils and hardships through which they
passed that we might eniov the blessings
of life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
. "It is fitting that In giving proper need
of praise to our brave soldier boys, we
should not overlook the acts, deeds, sacri
fies and privations of wives, mother,
sisters, and 1 may add sweet-heart of
"Some of whom in addition to their
household duties looked after the farm,
the tor. the thop and lhnr -'-
own hands for the support of themselves
ana children while their husbands, fathers.
and sons went in defense of the stars and
stripes. Other like ministering Anglee
cared Tor the weak and wounded, to
ed the pillow of the sick' and dying,
with tender band and sympathetic hlarta
assisted in consigning the departed (eroe
to weir last retting place."
Word cannot begin to convei the
intensest anxiety and suffering of frese
noble women at they eagerlv read
newt of the battle to ascertain if atfe If
weir loved one were mentioned 1n
list of killed, wounded and missing."
"Today while our eyee are filled wi
tear and our heart with gratitude
those who wore the blua, let us not f
get to drop a tear of sympathy and ll
for those who wort the era and let
not forget to remember that under eve
mound in the southland that mark the
grave of a confederate wldier that tome
body' dailing lies mouldering there.
KING EDWARD"S BIRTHDAY'
(Scrlppa Newe Association) '
London, May 50 The birthdaaf Kin
Edward, who was bort ' November 9.
8 4 1 . was officially celebrated tod. v ' in
accordance with the wishes of the Kin
The towns throughout the Kingdom wer
my oecorated and beflagged and hs
ipping at the various Dorts marfa th
gayest display of bunting.' - The day was
observed at all the home rrhlita rv and
naval headquartere with parade" and
salutes. , i' ... -S s
The chief celebration was the ceremony
f "trooping the .colors", on th Hir-
Guards Parade ground here thousands of
spjetators witnessed the Interesting cere
mony. . " '.
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COLORED NEN DISCUS. '
(Scrlppa Newt Association)
Jacksonville. Fla., May 51. A State
Convention of colored men is beino held
here today for the purpose of discussing
tne advancement of the negroes as pusiness
men. Many interesting auestions will come
up for cousideration, among them the prop-
lem or giving young colored men a better
education and trainng in business matters
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above hats priced from $5 $8.50
Also a fine line of Manilas and Sailor Straws from
50c to $4.00
City Phone Black 1301 Vergere Phone No. 27
TlllMOMM ft ,,M
Bfli puis mm on .
visited the western si
Mountains ha just ceased and thousands
of dollar of damage ha resulted in the
cities of Pendleton, Walla Walla and
ury of the storm that worked euch
in Pendleton tbent its furv nur
Meacham and the road bed in numerous
places 'between Meacham and Bingham
Spring it greatly damaged, and the
offlc'ialt atate that it will be at least 48
hours before train from La Grande can
La Grande who are boarding
pente of the
iranda it r.ow tht tt
bound traffic, but it it not expected that
many more patteneers will arrive hr
at the company it routing them via Butte
and Spokane to points west
. A number of bridces ntar Meacham
are wrecked and the track badly wathed.
I he company tent all the men thev could
secure and provisions to last ttvtral dayt
to tht tcene or the flood. The latest re
port are that the water i fallina rapidly
and that repair will be finished sooner
DANQER POINT PASSED
Both telegraphic and talanhcna line
are down between La Grande, Pendleton
and Walla Walla and no newt beyond the
fact that the waters are rece ding and
the danger point it patt "
Tht wirtt being down today Pendleton
or Walla cannot be communicated with
and the following I tht Scripp report of
condition yesterday as will be seen by
Pendleton, Ore. May 80 People in
many parte of the city are fleeinn from
their homee on account of the high water
in the Umatilla river, the result of the
'wavy rain and cloudburst at Bingham
Spring. It ha beer, raining here since
Sunday. The body of an unknown man
was ssen floating down the river this
morning. Houses are washed away at
Bingham Springs, the bridges are all out
east and traffic with Spo'tane it suspended.
This it the wortt flood Pendleton hat
experienced since 1882. At 8 o'clock
this morning one-third of the town wae
covered with a foot of water, which has
done heavy damage to stocks of goods
stored In basements. On Alta street
there it six inches of water, and the
Hotel Pendleton block, including the post
office and the entire section of town west
of Main street, between Alta street and
the river, a total area of 80 blocks, is
flooded and deserted. '
The water has been rising rapidly since
o'clock this morning. Earlv this morn
ing the levee in the West End gave way.
making the ball grounds, adjoining the
district, a raging torrent. A further rite
will cause the levee to break, flooding
the entire town.
The property loss in Pendleton alone
will reach many thousands of dollars.
Men and teams are at work haulms
household gxxis to higher places.
AT WALLA WALLA
(Hcrlpps Newa A Klatlon)
Wa'.la Walla May SO-Bridgat have
been wathed out, honsss wrecked, streets
Hooded, and electric and telephone stations
put out of commission and thousands of
dollars' worth of damage dont to growing
crops in tht lowland disrictt. Mill creek
and Walla Walla river are pouring over
their banks and all business has been
The Clinton Park and Sixth street brid-
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Madrid. Spain. Ma v It If
and Princefs Ena were married it noon
today in the.Esan Geronimo church in the
presence of persons from all the chief
countries of the world.. Cardinal Schno.
catholic primate of Spain, assisted by
high prelates performed the ceremony.
v Prmosss Ena drove from ElPardo villa
at an .eirty hour to the Mmistery of
Marine, where tht donned her wedding
gown and met her queen mother and in a 1
pearl carnage was driven to church. The
feoldiers' lined the streets at all rJm
Alfonso was escorted by .officials and
drove to the church where he met the
Prince." the church wa crowded "with
i women and men arravad tn eau'4
unirorm. Princess Ena wore a white
duchess satin gown in princess style The
body was trimmed with dclencon lace,
embroidered and intertwined with tilver
rose wreathe, and orange blossoms harder.
id with fltnr de lit. Lint of em'iroidery
ver and orange blossoms fell from her
ilder to the elbow. Her magnificient
nhad a court train. .
After the ceremony King Alfonso cave
nit wire tne historical ,old piece according
to ancient cuttoms, and the couple rsgis-
tered in the cloister of the
the' orchestra' played T Dej-n
wadding march. , ; . '
The procession then returns! to palace,
presenting a gorgeous epeoticle . Thou
sands of people waited in the streets and
hailed, the royal couj '.e as thsy . passed
down the strsets. The queen bowed " to
the people that lined the ttrtett. a the
rode In tht golden coach. f
LaterIt hat been developed that : .
boy threw the bomb and he hat been ar
rested. As the royal carriage of gold
was passing a balcony it it tusnected the
boy threw the deadly miss!. Two
horse on the king' carriage were killed
also a wm -V. "-tZZllSZo-'
lnghar.' Th procion ' (topped ln-
stantly and with alarm th guard hasten
ed to the cerriage but found the inmate
uninjured. The peal of applause that
marked the parade died ' out with the
report of the bomb and th thousand of '
Dectatora stand airhmat . h . '
attempt of assassination.
; AlWRdflTS OH HARD j
Madrid May 8L ,. whil th procession
wa leaving the church a bomb wae
thrown at the royal carriage but neither
the King nor Queen were Injured. :
get wtnt out early thi morning. Mill
crk ovrflowd its banks arly thi
morning and a big stream of water is
now flowing down Alder street through
the buwnes dittrict
Walla Walla. My S 1-Th Walla Walla
rower company dam on th Walla
Walla river. 16 mile above the city
went out thi morning, cutting off all
electric light and power. Several houses
have floated down with the flood. A foot
and a half of water surround St. Mary'
nospitai. Th newspapers and many of
the manufacturing plants hav been
forced to dote down.
ATHMPT TO DURDER fJWDLT j ;
'crlpp New Association)
Payon, Utah May 81 Early thi
morning an attempt to murder JoieDh E.
Cook and hi family, wa ' frustrated by
providence. A five gallon can of dyna
mite wa placed on the front porch and
tat with a time fuss. Whn th explosion
occured tht shock wtnt downward and
wracked the porch and the front of the
house. The lives of ths inmates wtrt
avd. ' "
Th sxplosion aroused th whole town.
Crook wa a saloon keener and m
never in troublt except that ht wat' dis
liked by the prohibitionists.
(Scrlpps New Association)
Detroit, Mich., May 81 Th steamer
Cowle collided with a tteamar in tht
St Clair river thit morning. Two wo
man cookt and three men were drowned.
Some hutting Individual
for butinttt thould ttart a
Depot street .
with an eye
, TRAINS i
M VIA :
(Scrlppa New Ateoolatlonl ?
Salt Lake May 8 1 -All through tmin.
to the - Northwest have haan A rA Artful
diverted via of Sacramento owing to the
oaa watnoutt abov La .Grande Oregon..
JURY DISAGREES OH SHORTY "'i
(Scrlppt New Association) ;. '' X
4 Van Couver, B. C. Mav Bl.Tha hir.
hearing the trail of Bill Shorty charged
with holding up the Canadian Pacifin
express disagreed, eleven atanding for
hi conviction and on for acauital. Th
cat will probably go over to th Fall
sitting of the court :
ROOSEVELT RETURN IK SAfETY '
(Scrlppt New Association) ;
Washington May 81 The President
and Mrt. Roosevelt returned thit aftar.
nooon on board the Mayflower. The trip
wat without incident , .
.JRAW MARKETS .
Chicago May 29-Wheat opened at 82 C
closed at 439'; com opened at 40;
clotted at SSK; oaU opened at 49lf:
closed 85. , . , ; , , , t ' . .
Much of the luck of most anglers
depends upon having the proper .
tackle to meet conditions as they
We have a great many things in
our stock of angler's goods that
help to turn fdllure into success
We carry edery thing that you will
ever need to insure bringing back
a good catch if there are flsn to
'to be had. If you want sport
you need these things, they make
Our prices are always reasonable
La Grancfe, Oregon.
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