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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 5. 1908.
MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES
The Day Fittingly and Appropriately Observed by
the Old Veterans and Citizens
The members of Compson post
O. A. R., and the W. K. C. met nt
the hall at to a. tn. headed by the
M. W. A. Iaitd, and marched
through the city for nn hour and a
half. It was a patriotic procession.
More and more strikingly visible
become the marks of the hand of
time. Wc well remember years
ngo, when the boys in blue
marched with heads erect, hun
dreds strong, with proud steps,
bright smiles and happy speech;
but they have been stepping out
one by one. One by one they have
answered to the last roll call.
Their ranks have been thinned
more than on the field of battle,
and the survivors arc grcyhalrcd,
stoop-shouldered, halt aild lame,
but none the less brave for that.
lIowwcshouldlovcthc.se old he
roes! How we should do them
honor! Think of what they en
dured for us on the field of battle,
on the wenry march, in the fever
stricken bivouac, ever on the ulcri
for the evt-r present enemy.. Think
of the Mtifferiiii;, the wciiriuess, the
nerve wrecking strain of constant
vigilance, the s'l kc of nrnn, the
uiiiimcd limbs, the milire cut, the
b.tvonct thrust, disease, loathsome
mid repugnant, hut hulf combated
by the limited means at hand.
What do we not owe to lho.se he
roes who guve up their lives in thai
iiwful struggle for the perpetuity of
the nation? What love, what
honor, what praise we should give
them and how we should emulate
their example and hold the welfare
of our country ubbve every other
consideration, above wife or child,
above home 11ml fireside, nbovc all
our possessions, It was this kind
of patriotism which stirred the (
hearts of our Hoys in Illue, and:
caused them to endure all the; ills
for our sake To tho.se who ureVo
fortunate as to have passed through
the awful ordeal anil yet iciniiin'
with us, we are miscreants, super-1
lutively ciiuteuiptihli and ungrate-i
ful if we do not at every opportuu-'
ity show the highvst appreciation '
of tljeir service, They should be 1
met as heroes deserve to be met. I
Those of the rank and file, the j
real preservers of our nation above ,
all others should be honored. They I
were the real heroes. They were
the ones who stood the burnt of
every hnrdshin. JThe officers were i
always better cared for and the
higher the officer the less of hard-1
ship and suffering they experienced.
The procession after marching
through the city gathered in the
vacant lot in front of their hall on
the south side of Chicago street and
decorated a draped monument to
the tttikuowtt dead, and then
marched to the hall where a gen
crous lunch was prepared for the
veterans and their friends by the
W. R. C. There were about 150
veterans, their wives, children and
friends who feasted with them.
There was real army coffee, hard
tack, and nil other good army ra
tions in abundance.
The boys wished especially that
the kindness of Sam Simmons
should be remembered. He gave
the use of his team to take n com
mittee from town to the Columbia
Slough cemetery to decorate the
graves of some of their comrades
who arc buried there. Mr. Sim
mons would take no remuneration
lor the service and it is highly ap
preciated by the veterans.
At t'lc hall after the lunch there
weic four little children of Thomas
II. Reed of company II, 35th nnd
51st Missouri, who, because their
Mther could not b present and
take part in the exercises of the
day, gave a joint recitation. Their
names were Genevieve, Richard,
.Ik'iijumin und Alice. They won a
most henrtv applause for patriotism
and faithfulness to their father.
After luncheon the Wr R. C. and
G. A. R. marched to the river led
by the bund und at the ferry
through the kindness of the icrry
people they were permitted to
march out 011 the James John and
with the impressive ceremony of
the V. R. C. the waters were
strewn with flowers in memory of
the sudor dead.
Thus another milestone has been
p istil by the !eloved and honored
heroes of the nation. Another
year with its joys and sorrows,
with its trials and perplexities, with
its blessings and adversities hat
pus-ed into oblivion. With it have
passed to their reward thousands of
the true blue boys of '61. May
their rest be sweet, nnd may they
ull answer to "the roll call up yon
der", where "taps" will never be
sounded and every day will be
drest parade; where none will ever
do picket duty, tor there will be no
foes to molest. To the old heroes
who are still with us: May your
last days be blessed with the love
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GRAND ARMY DAY AT SCHOOL
Splendid Programs Rendered at Both the High and Gram
mar Schools in Honor of the Occasion
Last Friday was O. A. R. day
at the public schools in the city
and squads of the old Hoys in Uluc
visited both schools, where they
were entertained by the pupils.
At the High school the exercises
were ocncd by the school singing
the Battle Hymn of the Republic
This was followed by a musical
number by the Fourth grade girls.
Then O. R. Downs gave a very in
teresting talk to the young people.
followed by short talks from other
mcmbcrd of the post and visitors
from the city.
This was followed by the school
singing "Columbia, the Gem of the
Ocean." The First grade then
gave a very pretty flag song with a
humming accompaniment. 1 lie
Second and Third grades then each
rendered a musical number which
was followed by a solo by Miss
Mrs. Kemp then addressed the
school in behalf of the W. C. T. U.
The rooms were beautifully decor-
a'ed with roses and tirs. 1 he
school is deeply indebted to Mr. ;
I,. T. Clark for his generosity in
supplying roses for the school ever
miicc they began blooming and wc
were told to express their apprecia
tion of his kindness.
At the Grammar school about
the same hour, 1 1 o'clock, n splen
did program was also rendered in
the auditorium or tlie nuiKiiiig.
The first action of the young Amer
icans was to salute the flag, then
they filed in and took their seats,
filling the hall and the stairways
full to the limit. '
The Fiftli grade class then ren
dered the song "Scatter the
Flowers," which was followed by
the recitation "Captain, My Cap-
of faithful friends and the generos
ity of the cotiutiy you saved at the
peril of your lives. May there he
no uigardliuess in the dispensation
of tensions among you. May tl.w
Iconic who enjoy tlie uiessings re
sultant upon your valorous deeds
ever remember you with gratitude
and love, nnd whenever an oppor
tunity comes to do you an honor,
may they respond gladly, lovingly
and generously. Our hats are off
to you, the 'uncrowned kings of
tain" by Rachel Schelter. The
next number was "Lincoln and the
Pig" by a bright little girl whose
name appears on the program as
Chester March, but whecher they
switched the performer or not is a
conundrum we have not been able
Following this number was one
of the best of the program, the
dumbL'11 exercise. About it do.en
or more little girls ofthe Sixth
grade came on the slage and led by
their captain, Miss lillie McDonald,
went through their evolutions
for about ten minutes with a pre
cision not excelled by veterans in
any drill. It brought out a most
hearty encore from both pupils and
Tills was followed by the recita
tion, "My Dad Gave His Life for
His Country" by pupils of the
Fiftli grade, and little Verne Hall
t ceiled a Lincoln story. Miss
IlloKsoiu Stockton lhn lead the
Hmaucipntion Proclamation. The
Sixth grade followed with the song,
"Gather the Flowers." "hill
Slkes' Dog" by Claude Groth was
the next to receive n heuity encore
from the pupils. The Klghth
grade then repeated the world
famous jcech of Iincln nt Get
tysburg, which was followed by
the recitation "Lincoln and the
Birds," by Meile Harrington.
At thto time the veterans who
were in attendance and in whose
honor the ex rcise were being
given, were granted an opportunity
to get their inning. Officer of the
day, Mr. Caldwell, in a neatly
worded speech thaukut the teach
ers ami pupils fur theliuiereM they
hail manifested in theold soldiers
mil udtmHiishul thO'ji'iJrMlvs-tluu'
which seemed quickly coining
when these gray haired veterans
would 1 e with them only in mem
ory, and rciuiudid them of their
duty to 1:. ir country; that they
should preserve that which had
been purchased by the lives of so
many of the bravest of the boys of
the nation. He was followed by
Captuiu Snow in a very eloquent
address. He praised the patriotism
of the pupils and the efficiency of
their work before their visitors, ex
pressed his sincere gratitude for
their expression of honor and "re
spect, praised the girls of the
'Sixth grade particularly for the
j most cxcelicnt manner of delivering
their drill, warned the boys to not
! allow the girls to outdo them, said
that they should (inn in iiic mauuai
of arms until they were just ns
efficient in the handling of n gun as
the girls were in manipulating the
dumb bells. He urged them to re
member the old boys who fought,
bled and died lor the blessed liberty
which we now enjoy, and to pre
serve the country undivided. He
told, with the voice of u prophet,
that these boys would live to sec n
war which was sure to come be
tween this country and the people
of the Far Fast, when he urged
tluc lads to not fail to do as had
the hoys of 'Gt, shoulder their gnus
and stand ready to die if necessary
for their country.
After the Captain, the Ninth
grade rendeied "The Boy in Blue"
in 11 very acceptable manner.
Altogether the exercises, ren
dered as they were in honor of the
living and memory of the dead he
roes of () i, were very fitting and
Impressive and there are many lit
tle ones to whom it was a revela
tion, being their first contact with
the war veterans ns n class. It
opened' their eyes to something new
in their lives and they were in
These exercises should be mote
nnd more stronitly elnphaslzed
every year, and the young of the
nation should be taught the beauty
or patriotic devotion to ones coun
try. They should be taught, too,
the difference between a republican
form of govern men t and that of a
inon rchial or despotic, that n love
il country .inny be, instilled in their
young lives which will remain with
them to the end of their days.
A farmer in Indiana noticed a
lien that had been for a number of
days 011 her nest and thinking that
she was covering u lot of spoiled
eggs pulled her off, when to his
sutprise he discovered that she had
hatched n number of black snakes.
Now if it had Impelled in St.
lohus, we would think it the re
sult of the election; that the man
hud just imagined it, after a night's
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Slmll VVc Celebrate?
Now that the election is over,
what are we going to do about cel
ebrating the national birthday?
Will we sit around like a bump on
n log and have no celebration, or
will we, like true patriots, put our
money, time and energies into a
fitting celebration of tlie gruudcfct
event that is recorded in the politi
cal history of tlie world ? We get
our hair stroked the wrong way
sometimes and think that we have
a bad sort of government. That
the devil is in politics and rules the
majority of politicians. But i' you
want this conceit taken out of your
self, take a trip to some other na
tion and spend a year under the
despotic rule of some monarch.
Then you will wish to celebrate
the Fourth of July ns you never
did before. Come, let us get to
gether and arrange for a big cele
bration. Do not wait until you
cnuiiot advertise tlie matter. Do it
now. This is a matter for the
G. A. K.. the W. K. C. the city
council, tlie commercial club, tha
churches, in fact for all the people
to gel together on and make it go
with a vim. Who will sturl the
movement? x- "
Another Hood River friend
called Tuesday, Mr, Steptoe, whose
daughter lives in St. Johns. Mr.
Steptoe informs us he is about to
sell his Hood River ranch nnd buy
a dairy farm in Washington.
There has been n number of the
old timers selling their randies this
spring at wonderfully advanced
prices. We will lct a "yaller dol
lar" that about .seven-fifths of them
will be sorry they sold before the
year is out.
Break Even at W tl urn.
Woodbitni and St. Jo'. no'
even at Wondhttrn Satt in 1
double-header contest, hoi .
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the Apostles nt"
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