FIRST SECTION TWENTY PAGES ;OVERSTHE MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA " PUBLISHES FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT 33rd YEAR. NO. 122 ASTORIA, CRECON, SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1908 PRICE FIVE CENTS j ADDRESS OF BASEBALL SCORES. SEC. TAFT The Custom of Decorating Graves Beautiful Pacific Coast League. At Port land (morning game) San Francisco 15, Cortland 3. At Cortland (afternoon same) San Fraiici-.cn 3, Cortland 4 (13 inning) At Oakland-Oakland 2, Lou An- I gclcs 3. Northwest League. At Seattle Seattle 2, Vancouver 1, At Tacoma (morning game) Ta coma 4, Aberdeen 2. At Tacoma (afternoon game) Ta coma 2, Aberdeen 6. HONOR TO FIRST GOVERNOR GRANTSTOMBNEWYORK Greater Love Hath No Man Than to Lay Down His Life For His Country KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEROES The Thought of the Heroiam and Sac rifice of the Thousand! Who Gave up All, Makes All Personal Ambi tion Seem Small and Sorid. , NEW YORK, May 30. -Almost constant rain ranging from a drizzle to a downpour made today' observa tion of Mcmoriad day tltc only nhadow of elaborate event which had been planned. Sporting event everywhere were cancelled, but tl;c inclement weather did not entirely dampen the ardor of the gray-haired veterans and about WW turned out to take part in the parade. Later in the day the rain almot prevented the -other big event of the day, gathering at Grant's Tomb at which Secretary Taft deliv ered his principal address. It was decided finally to carry out the pro gram inside of the Tomb and there the Secretary delivered his address in the presence of a small gathering who could find protection from the rain. Tnft said: My Fellow Citizens: The custom of decorating the graves of those who have died in war for their country is a beautiful and useful one. It brings us to a contemplation of those crises in our nisiory in wmcn our couuiry men, numbered by hundreds of thou sands, from a sense of duty solely, parted with all that the nation might live. "Greater love hath no man than this; that he lay down his life for his friends." I do not know any place which thrills one's bosom with pa triotic ecstacy as the sepulchre of the ....i... .i ... i :.. a-i: . . r. ...... 1IIIIMIUW1I ui-uu in sti minion 1'II1C tery. The thought of the heroism and sacrifice of those who without a mur Vjmir and without even hope of per sonal credit or glory gave up all to maintain a sacred cause, makes all motive of personal advance mentor amibtion seem small and sordid. This brings back to us the awful losses that the war entailed and renews the fond memories of those known and unknown heroes whose devotion to duty is an ever living assurance of the patritoism of this people, should take us out for a time from the atmosphere of self-seeking, of money-making or pleasure-hunting and of peaceful sloth that we may value again the many instances it revives of mental and physical courage, self-denial, self restraint and self-sacrifice. The day with its reminiscences, assures us that the hearts of our people today, eager as they seem now in the search for wealth and comfort would furnish a response to the nation's call, as full and as willing as the response when I the struggle for the nation s existence began in '61. , It always gives force and emphasis to our interest in memorials of this character if we have in our minds the concrete conceptions of the nersons who made the sacrifice that we cele- orate; it we nave relatives who gave up their lives and those graves we can reconsecrate each returning Decora tion day. And to those of us who do not have this inspiring association of kinship for some hero of the war, it gives a personal touch and the neces sary concrete element to take up and review the life of one of the leaders of the struggle and learn from the vicissitudes of his career the makings of greatness and the tests of patriotic devotion. It is appropriate, therefore, for us Ao gather at this magnificent struc- Murc, dedicated to the memory of one whose name in the history In the George Clinton's Body Buried in Full Military Honors. WASHINGTON, May 30.In the midst of a heavy rainstorm the State of New York did obsequies honor to its first governor when the body of Geoorge Clinton was buried in full military honors in the first Dutch Church yesterday. WOMAN SHOOTS MAN. NEW YORK, May 30,-Dcclaring that John Mara had committed an outrage and assault on her 6-year-old daughter, Mrs. Teresa Phillips shot and instantly killed Mara in Brooklyn today. She was arrested. CONGRESS CLOSES Closing Hours Were Spent In Singing of Songs STONE AND GORE AGAINST BILL Last Day of Senate Will be Memorial on Account of Filibuster of La Fol lette Final Passage of Currency Bill President Roosevelt in Capital WASHINGTON', May 30,-Just 10 minutes officially, before the hands of the big round clock in the chambers I of the two houses pointed to the hour of midnight, the first session of the 60th Congress came to a close. In the house the closing hours were spent in singing of songs by the Re publicans in honor of Speaker Cannon and by the Democrats in the interest of W. J. Bryan. Excitement was great at times, finally subsided and the ses sion closed with good fellowship among its members. The Senate was extremely quiet during the closing minutes of the session, held together by the necessity of remaining in ses sion for the engrossing and signing of bills. The last day of the senate will be memorable on account of the fili buster of La Follette, Stone and Gore against the emergency currency bill by the remarkable interpretation of the rules which go far to establish cloture in a body noteworthy for freedom of debate and by final pas sage of the currency bill, President Roosevelt and several memibcrs of the cabinet were in the capitol during the evening. (Continued from page fl) HOUSE ADJOURNS. After Having Completed Its Labors For the Session. WASHINGTON, May 30,-Having completed its labors for the sessions, the house tonight adopted a resolu tion to adjourn sine die at 11:50. News that the currency bill had passed the Senate quickly reached the house and evoked great applause. Conference report on public buildings bill which had been held up pending action on the currency bill was quickly brought out and agreed to. 'this action was immediately followed by the adoption of the conference report on the gen eral deficiency bill. Among the bills passed today was one providing for compensation of government em ployes for injuries received while in the performance of duties. KEEPING OTP YITH GMNDPA .TJtt XT A TVf W A TYtVI 7 COPYRIGHT. 190A, 51 IABL IS IT was a splendid morning, With sunshine warm and bright, With lazy cloudlets sailing In their aerial flight. How clearly I remember That blessed morn in May, When I kept step with grandpa On dear Memorial day! HE told me many stories About the olden days, Of deeds of daring valor Amid the battle's blaze, As toward the village churchyard We wound our solemn way, When I kept step with grandpa On dear Memorial day. "htaar- sStfitiBjSslsjSsjav W . . I CARRIED blooming branches From mother's lilac tree, And every one had flowers As far as eye could see, And bands made lovely mu&io As we pursued our way, When I kept step with grandpa On dear Memorial day. I THOUGHT of that this morning When down the village street The yearly sad procession Went on with reverent feet; I thought, as they without him Pursued their solemn way, Of keeping step Oa with dear grandpa Memorial day. GREAT NORTHERN TRAIN HELD UP BY BANDITS BUTTE, Mont., May 31 A spec ial from Great Falls, says: The north bound Great Northern passen ger train was held up this evening at Dumpsey was shot through the leg in attempting to escape from the train after it had stopped and Conductor Hayes was compelled by the robbers muie ana a nait trom this city by seven to precede them in passing through masked men at 12:30 o'clock, the the cars, he carrying a hat into which train being run onto a siding by the the passengers were invited to dumo what cash they had about them. bandits who hred a fusillade of shots up and down the train. William Most of them deposited from one to ten dollars and the booty of the desperadoes is not believed to be greater than several hundred dollars. .While the passengers were being robbed several highwaymen stood guard at the doors of the cars to prevent the passengers from leaving. The robbers finally jumped off the coaches and disappeared in the dark ness. The rain is falling heavily and the night is so dark that no trace of the bandits could be found, although posses were in pursuit within 20 minutes after outlaws had left the train. IIMAL DAY ADDRESS APPOINTMENTS MADE. WASHINGTON', May 30,-The Vice-President tonight announced the appointment of Aldrich, Burrows, Hale, Knox, Daniel, Money and Bailey members currency commission recently authorized by Congress. HARVEST DEFEATS CORNELL. Harvard Wins in Fourth Annual Race For Varsity Eights. BOSTON, May 30.-In the pouring rain and in the teeth of a strong east erly wind, Harvard defeated Cornell in the fourth annual race for varsity eights over a mile and seven-eights course today by ten lengths. Time of Harvard, 10:47; Cornell, 11:24. . SENATE WORN OUT La Follette Breaks Record for Long Distance Talking On the Battlefield of Get-tysburg HON. PHILANDER KNOX What But Love of the Country Makes It Glorious to Die 23 THOUSAND UNION HEROES And so There Died Upon the Field of Battle 23,000 Patriots Who Offered up Their Lives, a Willing Sacrifice to Free Their Country. DECISIVE VOTE WAS 43 TO 22 Filibuster Was Continued by Senator Stone and -jre Stone Held Floor For Six Hours, and Gore Spoke Over Two Hours. WASHINGTON', May 30-At 4:30 today the senate adopted the report of the conferees of the two houses of Congress on the Aldrich-Vreeland currency bill by a decisive vote of 43 to 22. The result came unex pectedly but not until the senate had been worn out by filibuster which while it was not largely supported, made up in intensity what is lacked in numbers. The obstructive tactics were begun by La Follette, when the report was taken tip by the senate yesterday and after being prosecuted by him all night the filibuster was continued today by Senator Stone and Senator Gore. La Follette broke the record for long distance speaking. Stone held the floor for six hours and Gore spoke something more than two hours. It looked for a time as though the filibusterers might be able to continue the tactics well into, if not through the night and in the after noon consternation was caused by a report that Senator Jefferson Davis was on his way to Washington, pre pared to assist in the filibuster, in the two days' speech provided the objec tors could hold it out until Monday morning. The end of the filibuster came with a suddenness almost that was startling. When Gore concluded, it was opinion among those who were not in the confidence of the leaders .that the end of the fight was still a way off and even the leaders were not certain that it was not. It was gen eraly understood that Stone would attempt to resume his speech and that Senator La Follette also would make a determined fight to regain the floor. The passage of the goverment em ployes' liability bill and the adoption bill immediately following the final legisation mi the Adrich-Vreeland compromise currency bill in the Sen ate today, disposed of most of the re maining legislation before that body. At 6:30 the Senate adjourned until 8:30 and at 11:50 it adjourned sine die. As finally passed the general deficiency bill carried nearly $30,-750,000. GETTYSBURG, May 30. -United States Senator Knox was the orator of today's Memorial Day exercises in the National cemetery at Cemetery Ridge. Knox spoke from the famous rostrom on the" spot where President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg ad dress in 1863. In the last days of June, 1863, the Confederate forces, raiding on the North and East and advancing from the West, were recalled and concen trated towards this spot under the pressure of the Union forces coming up from the South. On the afternoon of June 30th, the weary and .dusty troopers of Buford's vanguard rode through the village and threw out their picket lines in readiness tj touch the advance from the west of the A-rmy of Northern Virginia. On the morning of July 1st, at nine o'clock, an officer of another staff came clattering up to Buford and was sharply questioned and ordered to re turn immediately to his command. Just as he protested "Why, what's the matter, General?" the far-off sound of a single cannon shot was heard, Buford's signal to his skirm ishers to open on the enemy, and Bu ford said, "That's the matter!" The battle of Gettysburg had begun. At the close of that pitiless and terrible July day, the Union forces, repulsed but not beaten, fell back to Cemetery Ridge, and the brave antagonists wait ed for the morrow and fought, and again waited for the morrow and fought with the result that all the world knows. Let us leave the battle now, leave the recital of its details of valor to the tongues of those whose proud memories of their past achievements qualify and entitle for Gettysburg; discover, if nossible, its fundamental cause; find what indeed was the mat ter; why it was necessary that Gettys burg should be; what law had the American people broken that they should receive this baptism of frater nal blood and how such crises in Na tional life are to be averted. We know that the laws of the material universe, if observed, so gov ern and control matter that it con tinues to develop until it results in perfection of form and strength, but if those laws are disturbed destruc tion follows: We also know that in the spiritual world the laws promulgated by the Creator, which are to govern men in this world, if observed by man, either . consciously or unconsciously make him to grow in spirit and in righteousness. So it is with the nations of the earth. They are subject to ethical laws, the observance of which means life for the nation, and the rejection of which means death. Nations have passed through such crises and have survived or perished, just as moral laws have prevailed or been overthrown. "Man proposes but God disposes," and His dispositions are controlled by His own immutable and inexorable laws and inscrutable purposes. Speaking of Napoleon and Water loo, Victor Hugo says: "Was it possible that Napoleon should win this battle? We answer no! Whv? Because of Wellington? Because of Bucher? No; Because of God. "For Bonaparte to bp conrmeror at Waterloo was not in the law of the (Continued on page 7), 4.