The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, May 31, 1908, FIRST SECTION, Image 1

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33rd YEAR. NO. 122
The Custom of Decorating
Graves Beautiful
Pacific Coast League.
At Port land (morning game) San
Francisco 15, Cortland 3.
At Cortland (afternoon same) San 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.
Greater Love Hath No Man Than
to Lay Down His Life For
His Country
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
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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
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.
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.
Closing Hours Were Spent In
Singing of Songs
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
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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.
.TJtt XT A TVf W A TYtVI 7
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.
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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.
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,
Oa with
dear grandpa
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
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.
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. .
La Follette Breaks Record for
Long Distance Talking
On the Battlefield of Get-tysburg
What But Love of the Country
Makes It Glorious to
And so There Died Upon the Field of
Battle 23,000 Patriots Who Offered
up Their Lives, a Willing Sacrifice
to Free Their Country.
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
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
"For Bonaparte to bp conrmeror at
Waterloo was not in the law of the
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