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WEDNESDAY - - - MAY 29, 1895
SIGNIFICANCE OF TOMORROW.
History records an Athenian custom,
-which was to wreath with flowers the
monuments of those who had fallen in
battle. Borne, a nation which sur
passed her contemporaries in love of
arts and arms, erected statutes and gar
landed triumphal arches in honor of her
-victorious brave. ' It is then in conform
ity to an ancient custom a natural and
a grateful thing that our American
people have set apart a day in which to
-decorate the graves of the heroic dead
who fought and fell that their country
might survive; and fitting it is that
with the beauty and fragrance of the
flowers we should bespeak our gratitude
While this custom of decorating the
graves of soldier has prevailed in other
countries, we are not aware that in any
other country it is a day of national ob
servance. The custom was observed
with us on different days as early as
1862-65. The custom spread and be
came more general, until President
Grant and the governors of several
stasea were constrained to unite in rec
ommending the observance of one and
the same day for that purpose. In 1874,
by congressional enactment, the fitness
of a ceremonial so significant of the
nation's obligation to the dead was rec
ognised, and May 30th was decided upon
as a legal holiday, now known and ob
served aa Decoration Day in every state
of tbe union.
""It was the Vow of the brave men who
went forth to battle in those gloomy
days that the integrity of the nation
should be preserved, at whatever cost of
fortunaorof life; and the nation 'has
recorded its vow' that their patriotism
and sacrifice shall be honored, and that
our country shall be made and kept
worthy of their sacrifice. As each me
' morial day comes around the nation
stands with the remnant of the soldiers
of the civil war a remnant which is fast
growing smaller, until they eball soon
be no more and beside the graves of
their dead comrades renews its vow
We do not fear but what our American
people will stand to this vow and pur
pose, though they may sometimes seem
te forget them or fall far short of a
proper conception of the high behest.
We shall not do this unless we are in
spired by the consciousness which ani
mated the hero of Trafalgar "Our
country expects every man to do his
The flag of our country must not float
. over this broad land, with its sixty mil-
. lions of people, simply as a symbol of
. power, but it must somehow be recog
nized as the symbol of truth and right
vindicated, and a consciousness of great
duties yet to be done. Not "eternal
-vigilance" alone, but' eternal effort as
-well, "is the price of liberty."
A great country must come of great
men; men who will neither be silent
when great corruptions need rebuke,
nor inactive when great evils are to be
put down. There are treasons many
and manifold, against which the loyal
citizen is ever to be a soldier and do bat
tle. Traitors in the time of peace should
nave no more mercy than traitors in the
time of war. Theie are batteries many
and manifold which we have to fight
the battle for temperance; for social
purity ; the battle of labor against capi
tal and capital against labor; the battle
against poverty and for homes and
plenty for our people ; the battle against
. tbe deadly isms which have been im
ported into our land, or which have
grown out of our own selfishness and
greed, and which are warring against
the very life of our nation.
To such battles we are called as
1 nation ; and fighting them manfully
and patriotically we shall make our land
worthy of the sacrifices which we this
day commemorate, and ourselves broth
era with those who endured or fell in
the great conflict.
The case of State vs. Sullivan, accused
of assault upon U. 8. Attorney Murphy,
pending in the police court in Portland
was dismissed for want of prosecution
Whether Mr. Murphy was too ill to ap
pear, or too contused to wish to show
himself, or too merciful to send a good
citizen like Sullivan to jail, does not ap
pear. The report says Mr. Murphy was
"feeling particularly good over the con
viction of Lotan. During the night he
bad meet Sullivan, and some words had
passed. Later in the night ' Sullivan
being under the influence of liquor,
(Murphy being of course perfectly sober.
imply taking in the town, hunting for
smugglers and feeling particularly good)
became aggressive, and when be mtt
Mnrpby at the Tivoli" both became in
volved in a row. The IT. S. attorney at
the Tivoli late at night in a row with a
dranken bummer, is an elevating and
beautiful sight. Bat then, IT. S. attor
neys are compelled to do many disa
greeable things to punish smugglers;
they must hunt up the evidence, and of
course the Tivoli is the place to go. We
can guess the reason Sullivan was not
prosecuted. That is a case where the
complaining witness should have been
jailed or placed under heavy bonds.
An Indian, who has heard of our plan
to create a market for horses, came in
today and offered his favorite steed for
six dollais. We had to postpone the
trad j until after the joint convention to
be held in Horse. Heaven, Klickitat
county, Wash., upon call of Governors
McGraw and Lord, and the order of the
secretary of the treasury ordering free
coinage of horse-hides. The Indian has
agreed to return when the order is made.
The First Bicycles Ridden to PrlneTllle.
Harry Esping and Ed Biggs returned
last night from a bicycle trip to Prine-
ville. They left The Dalles a week ago
last Monday at 8 a. m., and that night
at 8 o'clock had ridden sixty-six miles
n thirteen hours. At Antelope they
hunted up Ed Wingate, who gave them
the best of country hospitality and
cheered them on their way. The next
day they rode to Prineville, a distance of
67 miles, reaching that place just at 6
o'clock. The rode was uphill all the
distance, and for half the way on the
Deschutes hill the riders were com
pelled to dismount and "walk their
They remained in Prineville till last
Monday, and starting back, reached the
Mays ranch, on the other side of Ante
lope, jnst in time for supper. A good
night's rest made them ready, for an
early start, and yesterday they road
into town, reaching here last evening at
7 o'clock. On the way home tbe wind
was strong against them, and made rid-
i lg very hard. The distance covered
yesterday was sixty-eight miles. The
average time going out was about six
miles an hour ; but on leaving Prine
ville they rode forty-three miles in four
hours and a half.
This is the first time bicycles were
ever ridden from here to Prineville, and
these young men have the credit of be
ing the pioneers. The trip will proba
bly be made frequently in the future,
Messrs. Esping and Biggs are very
much pleased with the treatment and
hospitality given them by the citizens
Teachers for the Next Tear.
The board of school directors, consist
ing of O. Kinersly, S. B. Adams and Dr.
O. D. Doane, held a meeting yesterday
and elected teachers tor the next year.
Miss Butler was chosen in the place of
Miss Hollister, who yesterday sent in
her resignation and left today for the
EaBt. The directors were wise in re
electing the old corps,-as the reputation
of The Dalles public school abroad is of
the highest order. The next session of
study will begin Monday, September 2,
1895. Following are the teachers :
Principal, John Gavin, Assistant Prin
cipal, M. N. Strattan, Melissa' Hill,
Minnie Michell, Tena Bintoul, Lena
Snell, Elsie Ball, Louise Bintoul, Maggie
Flinn, 8alinaPhirman, Frances E. Rowe
Nan Cooper, Lura Welch, Ella Cooper,
The county commissioners held
special session yesterday afternoon and
this morning. County Jndge Blakeley
and Commissioners Darnielle and Blow
ers were present. The object for which
the meeting was mainly called was to
look over the tax roll and make final
corrections before commanding the
sheriff to levy on any property. The
court is determined to collect the delin
quent taxes of 1891-'92-'93 and '94. The
petition from the Hood Biver Soring
Water Co., to lay down pipes and mair
tain a water system in the town of Hot d
Biver, was granted. Hood Biver will
have a good system of water works, aa a
splendid source of supply is near at
A year ago today at 8 a. m. the water
was on Front street and the railroad
track wes covered. All the residents
were moving out and false flooring was
being placed in tbe hotels. A glance at
the Umatilla House register of twelve
months ago shows that on May 30th, at
9 :30 a. m., the water stood seven inches
on the floor; at 10:30 it was eight
inches ; at noon nine inches and at 10 p,
m. tbe mark was eleven inches. Tbe
contrast between now and then is one
immensely in favor of the present, as
the scene of desolation is one that needs
no repeating. This country likes water
coming down instead of up.
Wanted. . ."
Lady solicitor ; good salary paid ; per
manent position. . Brown Bros. Co.,
Chicago, Dl. - . .
mounted,' and the non-commissioned:
stuff will report to the adjutant at the
same hour, at the headquarters office.
Any provisions contained in previous
orders hereto are hereby revoked.
, By order of
Colon el Thompson,
H. H. Biddell, Adjutant. ,
County Court Take a Ride.
County Judge Blakeley and Commis
sioners Darn idle and Blowers, accom
panied . by Coroner Butts, (Just why
they took Mr. Butts 'does not appear.)
drove out yesterday to the new road that
is being built by the farm of Peter God
frey. The road, which is two miles in
length, will be a great convenience to
the settlers in that community. Tbe
aew road machine used in this work is
pronounced by Jndge Blakeley to be do
ing good work, and that the court is
satisfied with the result. A large fill of
dirt was necessary in building portions
of the road, which it bas taken consider
able time to complete. .
A meeting of the Tennis club was held
In the office of Dr. Sutherland last even
ing. ' Six members were present, who
perfected an organization by electing
Dr. Sntherland, president, Hal French,
secretary and treasurer and J. C. Hos-
tetler, Max A. Vogt and H. H. Biddell
as the executive committee. Two mem
bers joined tbe club. Arrangements
were made for repairing tbe grounds and
fixing two good courts. Somebody will
be hired to water the courts every even
ing and keep them in good order. It is
expected that tennis playing than
which there is no more healthful or
pleasant exercise will be a large fea
ture of the summer's entertainment.
to persons applying for money, that the
undersigned is now able to procure loans
in $500 lots to the amount of $4,000, if
accompanied by gilt edge security.
Geo. W. Rowland, Agent.
m27 113 Third St., The Dalles, Or.
Ladies, Attention t
During the next
Briggs will offer
greater than ever
line of trimmed
Ladies and chfi-
six weeks, Mrs. M. E.
bargains in millinery,
offered before! Full
hats always on b.and.
dren's hats from 75c to
$2.50. 112 Second
street The Dalles, Or.
The best is always cheapest. Herrin
makes the best cabinet photographs for
only $2.50 per dozen. (Jbapman block,
sp stairs. a20-tf.
Where she can get nice
Wiere to get the nicest
r Where nice, fresh Gro
ceries are kept.
Where she can get them
in a hurry if she
Call or Telephone.
J. B. CROSSEN,
Ask Central for G2. '
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The above association is
prepared to take a list of all
and any kind of Real Estate
for sale or exchange, whereby
the seller will have the undi
vided assistance of the follow
ing Real Estate Agents, or
ganized as an association for
the purpose of inducing im
migration to Wasco and Sher
man Counties, and generally
Stimulating the sale of prop
C. E. Bayard, T. A. Hud
son, J. G. Koontz & Co., J. M.
Huntington & Co. Dufur &
Hill,; N. Whealdon, Gibons &
Marden, G. W. Rowland.
Address any of the above
well known firms, or
J. M. Huntington, Sec.
The Dalles, Obegon.
Snipes-Kinersly Drat Co.
129 Second St.,
THE DALLES, - - OR
Everything for the Garden
we can furnish Floral Designs and
Bouquets second to none in Eastern Ore
gon at very reasonable prices.
Kee our assortment of Plants, Button
hole Bouquets, and display in M. Z
Uonnells Drugstore and .K.elier'8 Bak
ery. Orders can be left at either of the
The Hyacinths are now in fall bloom
All are cordially invited to come and
see our assortment of Flowers ' and
IS prepared to do any and 411
kinds of work in his line at
" , , . reasonable figures. Has the
largest honse moving outfit
in Kastern Oregon.
Address P.O.Box 181.The Dalles
The AMERICAN BELL TELEPHONE CO.
125 Milk St, Boston, Mass
This company owns Letters Patent
No. 463,569, granted to Emile Berliner
.November 17, 1891, for a combined tele
graph and telephone, covering all forms
of microphone transmitters or contact
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Captain Sweeney, TJ. 8. A., San Diego,
Cal., says : "Shiloh's Catarrh Bemedy
is the first medicine I 'have ever found
that would do me any good." Price 50c.
Bring in Your Family
Come in Yourself,
And see how cheaply
Men's Suits, Boy's
Everything from Hat to Shoes,
C. FY STEPHENS,
Closing Out Sale
f DRY GOODS
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
Past or present values cut no figure, as goods
MUST be SOLD
The C. P. and P. D., French Woven, Hand-Made, Dr.
Warnerls Health, Coraline, French Model and other makes
of Corsets will be closed out at extremely low prices. Call
and be convinced. You will be surprised at our low prices.
OF THE DALLES, OREGON,
WILIi GIVE AN
MDLTNOMAH FALLS AND ONEONTA GORGE,
SUNDAY, JUNE 2,
Stopping en route to view the great natural phenome
non of Oneonta Gorge.
At the Falls thie excursionists will be met by train and
boatloads of people from Portland. After viewing the Falls
and Gorge for half or three-quarters of. an hour, the trains
will proceed to the Locks, where several hours will be spent
in amusements and dancing.
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS will be awarded in
the following contests: Ladies' Race, Fat Men's Race,
CUrnbing Greased Pole, and Sack Race.
The train will start from the depot' at 8 o'clock A. m.,
where it will be joined by trains of excursionists from Hepp
ner, Arlington and Grants.
Round Trip Tickets from Dalles, $1.00.
Music by The Dalles Orchestra Band.
Successor to Cbrisman 4 Corson. -
mnmm full, line of
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
Again in business mt tbe old stand. I wonld b pleased, to
ee all my former patrons. Free delivery to any part of town.
RUPERT & G ABEL,
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
TENTS and WAGON" COVERS,
An - all Articles Kept in a First Class Harness Shop.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
we can dress all of you.
Suits, Silks, Satins,
for everyone. All new stock.
LESS than COST.
Adjoining E. J. Collin A Co.'a Btr