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FREMONT EVENING TSJXUXZ, MONDAY, EEPTIMBER 23, 1012 FIV2 r-- Near. wluU ia now Sioux City they WSrHAfes of Start i I I 4 i I 1 't i I I I I I I 1 II I I I 1 i '4 Get a Wchi ClDEI'IOPiNT BTEOl'LCER Occupies Esaa Siie in Union fc padific Park fc mm mses today blood. That thia dUceruing spirit will aurvhe ia awured Lwf wort of patriotic demotion, tj 'ia berf-hold Monuments are milestones marking the progress of history. Some are colossal piles like tbe sphinx and the Pyramids that standi amidst the gloom aud ashee of a dead civilization, challenging the Intelligence of the centuries to unlock their secrets and solve their mysterious riddles. Some are noble temples with gilded domes and shining minarets and polished onyx and marble, like the Taj Mahal, marking the resting place oi the favorite princess of an Indian potentate.
Some are colleges and universities of learning commemorating the gltt I philanthropists who have sought f.o convert their millions into something that would-bring the torch of Intelligence to the pathe of those' who would otherwise be denlad. Some" are statues Ot bronze perpetuating -the form and features ot great men that those wno see may feel sUrred within ambition's lofty purpose to achieve. Ail these are useful, if they be not all accounted worthy." for thex, bid tbe ceni-riet to pause and consider, It may be, to emulate, the better1 Alio to take warning of those influences that have proved false and untrue and caused the nations to crumble that knew not God. Thia modest monument unveiled -f would have toafsaome of his richest poseesaiona, Marking these overland- emigrant trails is historic, edueatloaal and Patriotic. This boulder not placed here for the present alone, but.
for all future time, to point out to coming fen. eratlons the road traveled bv the intrepid explorer, who Dialed the way for the future settlement and development of this western homeland. Where once stretched a vast wilderness one sees th homes of the prosperous and contented productive larm land, thrifty, euterprising towns and cities. 1 "The Union Pacific railroad 'has granted permission to plaf? this granite boulder In thia beautiful park over which trailed tbe emigrants. "Lewis-Clark chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, rejoice that It has the pleasure of presenting to tbe city of Fremont, thru its mayor, this beautiful- marker, trusting it AU.orerer keep tie memories of the past, linked with the ever advancing grogresa of the present and the future." -response was' giten by Mayor George F.
Woli, who In a few well chosen words, accepted the boulder in behalf of the city and the Mr. Woli congratulated the society for so successfully carrying out its undertaking and the people of Fremont for acquiring tbe substantial and beautiful memento. Continuing. Mr. Woli said that the people of Fremont should be more than glad to have the marker and It would add to the honor of the city which Is also fortunate to be on the ocean-to-ocean transcontinental automobile route.
Sirs. C. 0. Norton, state regent, followed with a short address in which she spoke of tbe undertakings of tbe organization. She was followed by Prof.
C. W. Weeks, who rendered a very bean tiful solo. The dedicatory address was de'lVv- I'ncovered by Twe Utile Klrls In 1'rexnce of Great Crowd Pre- etea njr mw. j.
v. Richards, Ac ccjHed by Mayor Wotx lediatlosi Speech hy Itass L. Hammond I'nder II. A. R.
Ausplre. The old emigrant trail through Fremont traversed by the caravans of praiiie schooners of the early day! by the people who havo settled the western states was marked today, when a beautiful boulder dedicated by the Lewis Clarlt chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was unveiled in the Union Pacific park Just west of the I'nion station, on Main street. This spot was selected by the local chapter as 'he most fitting place to be found and where the most peo-' pie were likely to see It and still have It located on the old trail. Old" settlers were consul'ed regarding the trail followed by the "Westward Ho" caravans and all that the location was as nearly a -correct one as could be found that was unoccupied hy buildings. The time selected by the chapter for the unveiling exercises was made with a vtew-of not being Interfered with by the passing of trains and 2 o'clock was made the time for the opening of the Impressive program.
A half hour before that time a salute was fired by May cannon and from that time until 2 o'clock there was a steady stream of people toward the Union station and when the program was opened the street adjoining the park was filled with a throng gathered to witness the ceremonies. The stone which stands as a monument to the early travelers across the continent is a handsome rough boulder of fed ruble Wisconsin granite and is sIk feet high, three feet thick and four feet wide. It was furnished' thru Hodges 4 Baldwin, and the. lettering was done In the firm's plant 'In this city. The inscription upon it is as follows: Thin Boultfer Mark The Overland F.nilnrant Trail Through Fremont To Oregon, California, Clan and Colorado.
Erected Sept. 23rd, 1I2 Ily Lewis-Clark Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ross L. Hammond, chairman of the committee on arrangements, presided, and introduced' the speakers.
Af tel selection of Stockfetd'a band, a prayer by Rev. W. -11. Frost, the cords holding the curtaln'shield1 ing the marker were released by little Constance Hammond and Hor-tnse Schurman. A cheer vent up from the throng as the beautiful bouldw was uncovered by the lifting of He flag.
Mrs. J. W. Richards, regent of the local chapter of the Daughters of the 1 intrrfV. AUltruinu neiuiuuuu, duced.
Mm. i. W. Richard Presents lloulder "We are gathered here, today to i 1 11 1 i i1 Th Beatrice baseball 1 club has report- a aWutie of for the teasob ijd. niQTemeni was atarted to square up the deficiency.
It cost the club there fSuo to get aa organization and $400 wt Invested la equipment' and considerable was spent In fixing up th grounds. An appropriation of from the budget ot the Commercial club was made to meet the ahortage. A series of games tor the minor league championship la announced between represe nting the Western, ler'asue, ah'd pennant winner in the American association. The series ia contingent on Denver winning the flag in (he Western league, All the games are to be played In Denver and will be on October 5, 10 1, and 1J. The playera and tluo owners will divide the recelpta eg.tiaUy.v.
Imagine Pitcher Harry' Smith a proud papa. That's what he 1a and It ia a prospective Jroung pitcher. He happened two weeks ago. Harry took a layoff and is just back In the game. Grand Island ia starting a next year's baseball fund by a series oi dances to be given during tbe winter.
This might fee a suggestion for tne Fremont management. Hastings la itlil grumbling beraoiv Fremont won five' out of six game from Seward, while Hastings beat them nine straight. In their case it was straight baseball and Slump in our favor when we won. In Seward It it aald that there waa a kick on the team on account of- laying down In favor of Hastings. i -r i iMartin Frahm, a.
former mat at-." tlst of this city, but who It now conducting a pool hall at Red Oak, waa tn the city with Mrs. Frabm over Sunday. A York News: Grand Island clalnis an attendance of' 20, li at th; baseball game thia year. Hero 'is what the Independent of city aald yesterdrfy: 11 "Secretary Langman haa compiled flgurea ahowlng that the baseball attendance for the season, just closed In the itate league her Is a larger attendance than any other club in tbe league' can show. While some Sunday game were transferred to the Third City to awell the attendance, week day games were awltched to other polnfa to make YESTERDArs' RESULTS i American League.
At Chicago First game: p.H.al Chicago 3 Washington 1)81 10020 0-4 9 Lange Groom-Williams. Second game: r.h.B Chicago 100600000 1 12 1 Washington ...22000001 1 (J Bchalk; Johnson-WiHisTia. At 8L Lonlf-First game: H.H.E Philadelphia ,0 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 8U 2 6 4 Plank-Lapp; AUIzer-Stephcna, Stccnd gttme; RILE Philadelphia .0 0 4 0 0 0 04 7 1 Bt. Louis. :.0 01o0 0-1 1 BrowpE'gan; Wellman-KricheiL Western Ltagu.
At Omaha First game: S.H.& Omaha OlOoiOOOO 2 4: 4 Des Moines 01000200 1 3 8 I Hicks-Johnson; Sweet-Sleight Second game: R.H.E. Omaha 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 a 9 .1 De Molnea 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 02 7 4 Robinson Jnhnson; Hucstqn-Slc'ght. At Lincoln-First game: B.I1.E. Lincoln ......351082 12 21 29 2 Topeka .00 1 003 1 0 0- 12 Hngerman Carney; Cochran Billings. Second game: R.H E- Lincoln 00 1 1 224 2 12 12 0 Topeka 001010001 a 9 5 Cessau-Strattoh; Reynolds-Smith.
At Sioux City First game: R.H.B. Hioux ...0000004 01 11 4 Ht, Joseph. .1 0 i 0 i 0 0 0 0 10 0 Ut own-Chapman; Thomas-Goesctt, Second game: R.H E. b'loux City 2 4 000 0 00- 1 St. Joseph.
.,,..0 0 0 2 0000 1 i 7 I Toung-Chamnsn; Jaekx-n-Oosfjtt. STANDING BFTHE TEAKS National Ltigut. American Lvinue, W.U' P. New Tork 9" 44 6SS Chicago W.L. f.
3oston 44 C9il Waah'n 400 PitUbli ..88 Cin'natl ..72 71 ioalchlcago .85 58 59(1 .70 72 49 Phils ...8 74 471 Detroit .08 70 472 8t Louis. 58 85 77 462 Brooklyn 5S 88 376: New York.49 91 350 Boston 47 5 331 St. Louis; 48 94 331 Western League. P- W.I DenTW .93 602 8oo aty.73 78 4S0 Omaha .89 67 570 Wichita 74 83 47J st. 70 Dra r.e4 Toneka .51 jnj tn Call for an Kl Domar Clear.
We will take your -old store aa part payment on any store rou se lect Here. J. Kavlch, corner Third ana Main. 1 Don't wait till yonr nioeatfreeu. before ordering your Hard Coal.
lo It now. Nye Schneider Fowler Co, Phone 8. We are toinc to nuit tbe tutm machine business and will close out our entire atock at lees' than cost C. Acton, the Pionw Piano Man. Smith Piemler-typewriter, modoi 1, 10 good condition.
830. Hammond Printing Stationery department Boy Wanted. Composing room, Hammond Prlnt-ng Co. The frost Is on the pumpkin and tbe fire Is tn Uie cook stove. Now put a loat ot bread In the ovi a made from CLIMAX -pLOlfft and ytfur fam- v' i I Ily Will be satisfied.
SJ IMP Varied Sergeant, luvr to QJ4rk where tui duel rested and. comrades p'j(MiMni" rndiao tribea they went; thru the Natloa of the Uinahna: on (o tbe poxsestslona ot the avag SU'ux; varlevltig with the Ankara; distributing preaenta to tne Mandans, tbosa mvsterioua white Indians, and to all the ret the Flat-heads, Klakmaa and Multnoniahs. Finally they reached the mild Pacific in the presence ot a wealth of wild fiowera that gave a fragrant and regal welcome to these travel-worn, tho exultant strangers from afar. Then they retraced their journey mid atill other perils, going back to civili zation rlth tbe great ntrthw.t wrenied from the realm of cbujectura aud-wrta- the seed- of- civilization sown In savagry, reaching 8u Louis on" this 18i). On historian summing up- their work says: themselves, Lewis and Clark termed a very email part of the forces tbaf ttake aml-anwak mttlons and ret that expedition' meant more to.
the world than the field of Waterloo.7 'Then in later years this uekdowg West waa penetrated by other, y-igera. These were tkosh who came In the Nee ta of the whit argosies ot the prairies. Here came a river hearing on Its crystal bosom the aaeltea snows of the distant, mountain out ot the west toward the rising tun and on to the tea. tp thia broad valley midway north-and south of our wost-ern. empire lay a route to the west Tbe wagon trains found it and made a trail thru the very heart of the desert.
Off yonder to the south, beginning at Aid St. Joseph and Independence, was blazed a trail leading to Oregon. In 1M6-7 this, too, was pulling with life. Misaourlans, Kan-tuck ians and Mormons -thronged It, to pioneer la the faf' iorthwest. Along the Blue and over the -divide to the Platte that trail and thia fere merged at Fort Kearney.
Into the vaatnees and, wilds of the West these, two poured their human But thia ene is the object of our particular Interest today. We may properly pass In review, brief at beat, some-oLthe throngs thaLJiave made thia thorotare. We do not know the first to tread it. It may have hpea by Spaniards cqmlpg UP from tie land of the Aztecs. It may' have been by French huntan and trappers, for they were the earliest known white Invaders-of these wild apacea.
Tbe rising of th Mormon sect created a peculiar people and a problem. Tbe Mormons had founded' a city at Nauyoo. Illinois. But by reason of their violations of the usages of society and of their defiant attitude toward state and national authority, they were ordered out of Illinois at the point of a bayonet. Their melancholy fate waa proof that there ia no rest Tor the wicked.
In 1846 these people, forced into exile), began a long and weary marcn. Fifteen thousand victims of. capable aBd cunning met formed a spectacular and pitiable profession of wan-derera seeking 4 place to liy their aching heads. Thia. army, driven out In the cold of winter, suffered The entire aummer was required to transport It to the.
Missouri river. A winter's wait and suffering there, and the weary march again. Op this valley of the Platte- they cama, a long and motley They travelled th to-trail. It then led them Into the "Great American desert." At the end-of It the rainbow of promise was to span fair skies, But, alas, to most of them the promises ware broken. The atory ot that march It a part ot the tragedy ot a nation 'a growth.
Hostile Indiana, poverty, privations, starvation, fatigueail these were foea to be fought, And lonely graves made on the barren hills were the aep-ulchera of buried hdpea. These deluded people, whatever may be aald of their moral turpitude, wrought wonders ot material achievement In the desert's heart. They struck the rock, water gushed and the desert bloomed. Afterwards other thousands followed, proselytes ot missionaries among the Old World's poor. After these the "tS-era," those bold adventurers la quest of gold.
Then tbe latter day settlers whom we have' In the Sixties the wagon train yielded to the modern highway oi iron and steam. Steadily this pule ing stream grew until now it Is great flood pouring Into the basin of the continent over one of the molt superb railways of the 'world We have aet a atone toda? In re membrance of a primitive hiovemeut of oeonuv Before this granite cruin hlea or Is covered with the debris dt centuries slowly rising -to engulf it, iNoaiill proclaim to millions a thrill ing charter in tne expansion or a mighty natlo. Our fondest hopes may well be that the Successors of those who passed here to take pos session of I wilderness may aver have In fullest measure the virtues neces sary to the perpetuation of our holoved country long after thts granite haa disappeared. Mr. Hammond was followed by 1 J.
Hawthorne who had been assigned the topic, "Remlniacent Talk. Mr Hawthorne spoke briefly explaining why the trail marker had been placed on this He said that the western Crossed the Elk horn river east of Fremont and trav eled directly west past the spot now occupied by the monument to a camp ing ground which waa about a mile west of what Is now' Fremont. The closing address of the pro gram waa given by Mr A. K. Gault of Omaha, who is the vice regent genftal Of the state organization.
1 After benediction had -been pronounced by Rev. W. H. Buns, a num ber' by the band closed the pro gram. Luncheon for Visitors.
Mrs. A. E. Li'tlechild entertained number of the out ot town visitors to tho unveiling exercise at a luncheon at her home thia noon. Among the gueata'were 4lr.
Charles Q. Norton, Kearney, state Mr. A K. Gault, vice regent general; Om aha, Mrs. C.
D. Litton, Lincoln, Mrs. 0. Adama, Greeley, Mrt. J.
K. Stubbs, and Mrs. C. H. Baull of Omaha.
Mist Mixer also entertained a num ber of the visitors at a luncheon at her rooma af the- corner of Tenth tWptiiA frvlng avenue. Clarence 8. Payne of Lincoln, sec ret of the state historical society, waa an trueresiea spectator tn unveiling. Order jour Hard Coal iSow and be prepared, for a cold snap. Ny ssfcidar fowler Cn, Phone i9.
1 I ji COTH nn ron SALE IIK.IL ESTATE. FOIt SALE Hous and lota 11 and 12, bloi lii, Knil a corner tth and Lcyan, by owner, out of city, Addrea Y. U. Motter, 323 Bo. Judsonj Fort gcjjtt, Kaa.
Owner teaming, offers five-room home, two lot barn, poultry bouse, abundant shade and trait trees, B22 Tribune FOR SALE Lots In alTparU of city. Easy paymtnte If desired, anil will help you 4o. build a home. Win Smaiia. 304 Corner lot, good seighbor-f hood; 2249 Three lota la east part Ot town; price, 2573 Two-story, 8-room house, city water, sewerage, bath, electric lights, good cellar, corner lot, nice abide- price, 33,000.00.
2623 Two-story, 10-room house, city" water, sewerage, bath, gas; lot 82x140; price. 84.000.00. 27701 story, 7- room bouse; city water, sewerage, bath, closet, electric lights, brick cellar, barn; lot 66x140; price, 8 2.000.00. 2779 One-story, 5-room house; pantry, cellar, cement walks; price, 8255 1 14-story dwelling, nearly new; good cellar, fruit and shade trees; two lots; price, $1,300.00. 3863 1 H-slory small barn; fruit and ahade' Iters; good location: price.
Sl.2uo.00. 3561, 21 5. acres, good improvements. adjoining good town; price, price, 8115.00 per acre. Four buslnosa lots on Main street.
Improved and unimproved prop erty In all parta of tbe city. KICHAhXIa, KEENE 4 ReaJEstate, Loans, Investments. Wit SAlJLrvfl FOR SALE A tliorohred fchVopshira ram. Andrew Warwick Scribner. Neb.
phone. FOIl FOR EALB Grapes tor jelly. Hlbbena, Bell phone A 326. FOR fclLB Casotine lighting plant. Fine condition.
Low price. Address 29, Tribune. FOR SALE Cheap, a steel boat. Call Ind. phone vita ait no, almost new; must sell at once aa am leaving city; Call at 2l Maple.
FOR SALE Good upright piano, used little. A bargain. 447 East Sixth, FOR SALE Scotch Collie pupa, white and sable, from good, heeling parents cheap. Address Eugene Uttr-kett, Herman, Nebr. 1 FOR SALB-Hotieehold goods cheap, 433 Korth Nya Avenue.
FOR SALE Cheap, beautiful red geraniums, at 2u7 W. 6th, Early Cut Hay, delivered In town; also some this year oaled hay. W. Reynolds. FOR Sugar cane and millet; good cow feed.
Inquire D. Schroe. der, 348 No. Pebble. We are going to quit the sewing machine business and will close out th entire stock at less tbaa coat.
J. C. Acton, The Pioneer Piano Man. Why aot try Swift's Wheal Orow. er Fertiliser! Will make special prices In half ton lots or more A bargain 11 you call at ONCB.
Both phones 59. J. J. Funk, 613 North. Broad.
lUSCELLAXEOCS. r. HANSON A CO Tin n. PARTMENT. Bonded Abstraetj.r TU ties perfected.
Strong equipment and organisation. LOST AXD FOUXD. IX) ST A Scotch plaid s'jawl. e- tarn to Geo. Elys store.
LOST Bunch of tinkevs. Finder return to Central Shining LOST Eoild set with pearla and coral drona. Ketm-n Cecil Champney, 708 E. 2nd at: Re-ward. Or Belt puune 183.
TAKEN CP One yearling Hereford hull Bumeil Colaon'a farm. Owner can have same by paying tor this ad. LOST Cameo brooch between the Union Station and Dr. Youug'a of-lcfl; return tq Mrs. N.
J. Roberts, Arlington, or to Dr. Young and receive reward LOST Pink and white cameo breast pin on Fremont atresia last Satar-day. Finder leave aU Tribune. 30.
Reward. ASXOUXCTIEXTS. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR BARGAINS. DOIN' IT. I'tory dwelling, all modern, large barn.
Close tn, 1H story dwelling, eorngr lot Fruit email barn. $1,000. I llnest iou In Noith. Side addition cheap. I etory.
room cottage, nothing nicer, good $4,000 roomcottap. near lnf hetnt, Ylisylvanlsf every addition from here hia trand all on terms If vnu vuk rip brother, Remolds ttety Co start at fast Sixth fmm hr tf'iio droiifi out sooq BOTH PHCNE3 Advertisement ia Wnt column one-half cent per word sch No advertisement taken for lest than 25 cent. Discounts. 't 20 per cent discount on til tdij rnn over 4 week. want ctjiujnn idvertisemmtf' run continuous in all edition of the Daily and Tri-Weeklyu.
Copy for w.vit ad must be in office by a. m. to be properly classified, otherwise they ill be rnn elsewhere under bead "Too Late to Classify." Want ads most be ordered out by 11 a. otherwise they will be run on, that day and charged Advertisers mf replies addressed tq a key care The Tribune, Initials and whole numbers are counted as phe word. bUT WASTbu composinf room, Hammond Printing Co.
WANTKI-)od girt for general nouaework. Mrs Alice Mcodemut, za West Ninth. i WANTED tilrt tor general house work. Mrs. R.
B. Fielda. 932 North I street. WAN'TED Compete girl for gen- eral housework. 11 Nye ave; oii May, 927 ANTED Young Hif to train for hurae.
General HosuiUl 2nd and Clarkaon, WASTED. WANTED A position as housekeeper. Inquire 437 North Broad. Bell phone, A 398. WANTED TO, KENT jr- Fle room modem eottagOi Addreaa L.
tov. uept, xnpuiie. WANTED Farm and Live Stock sales to cry oa reasonable percent age. rnone or write me for dates and terms, lndep. phone 3272.
8. Oberat, Fremont, eb. W1ANTE Good Nehrbaa. bicycle. 15 Geo, WATED To si sr -soves room nouse, convenient to tbe busi- tress district.
WANTED Unfurnished room modern house; close In. Trib une. WANTED To rent or lease for fire years, about 10 acres of good land convenient to city. Address 31, iTioune. WANTEDr-Plums, tame or wild, fof the seed.
Call or writ Plumfleld Nurseries, Bell phone 162; IndZUSt, u. Li. weicn at i PRINTING very job we do It u. a oy our taii- We thus give big-shop value without cost to von. Calling cards are our specialty.
Can you beat them at 35 eenta for 50: 50 cents for lOOf Dinky Print Shop, Le Roes and Howard Hammond; propa. Bell Red 7. WANTEDPepering, painting, grain-lug, satisfaction guaranteed. Chris Eskilson, 8th and Union. Ind.
phone 3241. FOR flEXT KOOM3. FDR RENT Furnished room, with or without board. 3 1 W. 6th.
FOR RENT Three modem heated ubfurnlahed rooms- most desirable tor light housekeeping. 1107 North fyoad street FOR RENT Some good housekeeping roouis. Ind, phone 4723, FOR RENT Two furnished rooms; modern. Innulre Mrs. W'.
J. Cronln. FOR RENT Dandy rooms for light all jnodarn. East FOB RENT. FOIt RENT Fine all modern except thrtiaee.
Inqnlre at taw office or a. H. Brlgga, or 1308 North Irving, 1 FOR RENT Eight-room cottars In Nye-Hawtborne addUion. Inquire B. E.
Fields A Son. BCSLNESS OUSCES, FOR SALE Oitf stock ot stationery, magazines, conreetionery, etc. Good clean stock ah a bargain It takes within the next three weeks. Other business matters must have our attention. WOFFITT NOVELTY SHOP, i 622 North Main St.
i FOR SALE ACTOMOHILES. FOR BALE Sears, 7 h. p. twlp, motorcycle, used 225 ml lea. Moved to a region too sandy for motorvt- cles.
Lock Box 83. St. PsuL Neb. FOR SALE- Ford car; $260.04. Zapp Oarage.
Overland touring car, used 1500 miles; also 30 h. p. e-paesenter car. Zapp Auto Co. FOR BALE Second band Stndeh ker car.
E. M. fully Very reasonable. Urson Autfca. his.
pay tribute to a vanishing past. ToPllon. The processes of refinement today la unique In that it marks no resting place of Illustrious dead. It does not commemorate a conflict at arms, tho it be possible that about this spot may have been waged san guinary battles between SHvage hordes whose history melts away In to dimmest tradition and untpld story, toward tbe twilight -of crea tlon. If does not mark a spot of any kind, it only Indicatea a line along which moved an Impulse and a procession that helped to civilize and people a great empire; that re claimed a vast and chaotic waste on so large a plan aa to literally trans form tbe face of the world.
la It any wonder, then, that these patriotic women, moled with teal to commemorate a great human pana-rama, have fetched hither from distant granite hills an entablature to mark an old-time current and thai they have bidden if come and share with them the glory, of their work! It Is something, my fellow citizens, to be thus accorded partnership in such a worthy act. This stone marks an old emigrant trail. It is not designed to especially remind- us of any conspicuous and single event. It Is within our knowledge and memories that along this fertile and prosperous valley the "course of empire took its way." This stone is to remind our children and all who come after of that fact in history and td incite all of them to a study of their country's progress and Ita cost in treasure and priva tions. 1 This date was fixed upon because it ia the anniversary of the return to St.
Louis of the Lewis and Clark expedition to St. Louis, September 23 1800, or 108 years ago. It ia not of record that this expedition haa any relation to toll particular spot. It so happens that this D. A.
chapter bears the name of these In trepid explorers and this with tiie date of their return from thw rai journey in to vl veritable terra incog nita gives warrant for ua to con sider for a moment their-Achievement. They were intimately associated with President Jefferson and when be conceived the Idea pl ex tending our national boundaries they were convenient and reliable Instru ments to assist in that mighty enter prise, They were dispatched from Washington to St. Louis to partici pate in the transfer of this vast ter ritory Jrom the Mississippi to tbe Rockies. Jefferson had purchased Louisiana for the bagatelle of 15 mil lion dollars. During three days the riags of Spain and France and tbe United States successively waved their signals ot authority.
This rapid transfer aet the nations agog. It meant that France had defied 8patn by taking possession of this vast domain equalling in area the whole or the United States at that time, transferring it to us, and that she had circumvented England by setting up a rival here that would one day-wrest her laurels from her a marl- time rival, as Napoleon said, 'that would sooner or later humble her power." Br that act of Jefferson's in pos sessing himself of France's claims the Shadow of the mighty Napoleon passed forever front this continent and the dreams ot the president were beginning to come true. 1 Those were days that ante-dated steam and so the rivers were the na tion 'a arteries of commerce, Down on tbe tawny floods of the Missouri came the barges of trappers richly lanes with furs. Lewis and Clark were commissioned to follow this great river to its unknown source. With courage, teal and tremendous dint- cult they groped their way along thia great stream flowing out of the desert.
They disappeared into the unknown and the uncharted wastes Tense with apprehension tbeir friends saw. them melt away into the dim horlvon. Guided by hope and that peculiar Instinct that character izes the explorer they passed on and on Into a far country. It Is believed they dispatched a courier to visit the Pawnees their city on yonder bluff. MILL THEATRE Vaudeville Tonight SEABl'RY and PRICE USE pOHERTYS In a kit of mtrthlag Change of Pictures Monday, Wednesday, Friday nause and do honr to the motley throng who traversed this spot many years ago, trailing to the far west to establish tbe American nome and u.
furl to the 'breeze of the Pacific slope the Stars and Stripes. Had there npt keen brave hearts, daring to explore and conquer the mysteries of the unknown western prairies. Uncle Sam 0(XXQOOOXXXXXXXXX)OOOOOCtt ered by Rosa L. Hammond, who eloauemly and was listened to with much interest. Mr.
Hammond said: In America we have few monuments, and no ruins except our politicians, and we need more of botbi To Lewis and Clark chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, we owe a debt of appreciation and thanks for the presentation and placement of thia boulder of enduring granite. Thia society baa an honorable place among. tbe patriotic of the day. it seeks to keep enkindled the flame of patriotism in the hearts of tbe American people. These women, in whose vein courses the' blood of revolutionary heroes, who by their valor enthroned liberty here and crushed out tyranny, are dedicating themselves to the work of exalting Those who have already spoken today have Indicated this worthy purpose.
The truth of such utterance is confirmed by the massive stone in the presence of which we at this auspicious moment stand. May the virtue of a love of country be as firmly fixed in our hearts as this boulder ia upon its base. May the inscription, "Loyalty" and "Patriotism" be as indelibly graven npon the tablets of our hearts and perpetuated thru, our children, aa is the legend cut upon this Im perishable stone tor the edification and inspiration of those who see it now and of all the vast host of those vet to come In the unborn rears. The tpfrlt: Spartan Mothers is alive today. Even in woman gentle heart may, if there is dire and melancholy need, be forged thunderbolts of war.
Her love of country so flames like fire that she is ready, now as ever, tc sacrifice herself in the heartbreaking lone and loving vigil of home and hospital that our cherished instlttt tiona may survive. There are Joan of Arcs, Molly Pitchers and Clara Bartons without number among the gentler ones of this day and genera not and, let us trust God, will not emancipate womankind from doing their generous and valorous part in preserving our precious heritage, The Peri was a woman who, being commanded at Heaven Gate to bring the most precious gift of earth, flitted back to this mundane sphere and procured a drop of patriot a from $45 remont Merchant Tailoring who desire. stylish clothes built to their own measure from their own choice of best woolen fabric should lopk into the exceptional merits of Petersen made clothes at i $25 to Herman Petersen Builder of Tidy Togs 1" T-i' our own shop at Did you eer atop to think ow much time a little 25-cent stibber stamp can save yout We make Jem rtcn QOCKXXXX)OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(XXX0 1 wOOC0000CXPS)OOOOOOOCOCi VSE WANT it XI Ik esusuuer. i.
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