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Tliu Memorial services of Meyer 1'ost, (!. A. It., and Sons of Veterans, Sunday morning last, MaylB, at (lie Presbyterian churcli. was one of the most. Impressive which the veterans liavc lielil for many years. Tliu cen ter rows of pews were reserved fortlie veterans and sons, and entered the church, following the Hag carried by .lolin Illbbanl, a son of a eteran, whose father was a member of the Ith Iowa Infantry, followed by the commander, II. F. Morgan, and Itev. Weldeinler.of the Evangelical churcli, who took their places onthe rostrum Seated with them on tliu rostrum wore also Rev. Clagett, of the Pros bytcrlan church; Thompson, of the M. E. church, and Dawson, of the Christian church. Kacli of these took part In the exercises, the Scripture lesson being read by Itev. Clngett, who also read the roll of the soldier dead of the county, and as each name was called the burning taper was ex tlngttlshed, and the adjutant of the Post responded "Lights Out." The roll was as follows: Ira Graham, 10th I'. S. Infantry lied July ir,, llir.'. Caleb Colons, 1st Telin. Art.: died Sept. :M. Marcus Albertson, .Vith Illinois In laniry; died .Inly lull!. Aaron Piirdtim, Ur' Illinois In fantry; died .Ian. :il. I !M ;:. lohnG. Llmpp, in Kus. Inf.: died Feb. m, mi::. P. L. Smlrl, ti M. S. Cav.: died I'cb. 14, Itil.-t. The music for the occasion was of the usual high order, that Is ever furnished on such occasions, and was furnished by members from the vari ous church choirs of our city, all the churches of our city foiegolng their usual morning services to Join In these exercises. The church was handsomely deco rated by (.'has. Koock, and Pastor Clagett, and was In full keeping with the occasion. Itev. Weldcmlcr. pastor or the Evangelical church, preached a ser '.non peculiarity In keeping with the occasion, touching with no uncertain Jianil certain national perilous tenden cies, at the same time commending true existing patriotism, both of )eace and war. Itev. Weldemler said In part: 'Memorial Hay stands for all that Is good In the present, and In the fu ture. It contains no exultation over any Iwdy of men that was conquered. Let us thank God that there Is no sectional North and no sectional .South. Decoration Day comes now like our other National Holidays, not wlththe roll call of enemies, hululth a loving roll call of friends. Durjiig the Spanhh war of lecenl years, Ton federate generals of the oUII war and federal oillcers fought side by side. There Is now one Individual I'nlon may It ever bu so. "Cherishing the tm-ui. ry of our fall en heroes Is not hern woishlp, but rather a perpetual Inn of apprei.l:il Ion of heroic deed and signal triumphs, "Hut friends I have In mind that there should be moie than W'tciuns of war and Sous of Veleisius pail lei pat Ing In these service for memory. I would bring in Hie Whlie-i ibbou t'riiadu, I ho lled-ero-s bilgade. ibelr sous and their daughter, and like companies and IndlvldiriN, who luu fought for civic ilghteoiMicis and re loriu. Nor would I exempt the old veterans of the Gospel ol .Icsiist'hrlst, their soils and their daughters, lor civic and Spiritual light coimhss and National peace and propcrltv are NK and iiisepeiablc. Lesson after lesMiu, since the world began, have we been taught that the llde of peace and piospcrlty rise- and tails with t be t lile of Spirit ual and civic right uuusncss. In the open Held t lie bat t li Hues are drawn and foes meet face to face. Thine Is a fair chance to tout the enemy ami drive him from the Held. Hit! (he devil Isa bushwhacker. lie seldom comes out In open battle He is 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r In the woods, he is lurk lug In the alloy. The gieat seipcnt's liis-.es of sin are found in the licensed dramshop, the brothel and caid table In the samo connection. And fi lends methiuks I can hear the old serpent's hisses, and can see hi- form as l,e crawls from under thu social card table uf today, and llnds a.lltllo lower place to himself, knowing that much of his hypnotic lulloflicc will meet him again In the lower stiata' of human life. "As a nation wo are at peace so far as bloody arms are concerned. The warning astrologer or thu times, how ever, sees tint omens of bloody, war like, black, eddying storm-clouds ovw- shadowlng our fieu American Na tions, lie Is observing the rislngtlde of Catholicism, and sees the coming attempt to plant the Papacy in our fair ('tilted States, and thus rule en tire America. "The deadly serpent of king alcohol, with all his paraphernalia, that de stroys more lives In America overy year than all tliu battles of the world put together for over two thousand years. This death llend lias turned his back on tho foe he Is on the run. Our Government Is awake to the dan gers of Capital and Labor. Mormon Ism, the next deadly (lend, can be governed: and If they are keenly guarded, we as a Nation are free from bloody war. We have forever grounded our arms. "Hut friends In the light for the lctory of our Souls, for tliu victory of the Souls of our sons and our daughters, the battle Is not jot over. The command to ground arms Is not yet come. Although Christ's strug gle and victory In thu Garden has led captivity captive and received gifts for men, the old serpent, the Devil, has only retreated to lurking places. lie has never left the battle-Held. Ho has never lifted the White Flair of Truce. Satan's hiding places are more numerous today than ever be fore. The blood-stained banner of King Emanuel must ever be kept in the front ranks until the call comes, 'Come up higher!' "We can decorate the graves, we can keep memory of those who fell In battle, bright and sacred. How wc would love to call them back and give them a brighter end, but wc cannot wucantiot change their destiny. And comrades of those who sleep beneath the sod, as we sec you donned In sol dlers' costume and yet able to march to captains' orders, memories alike wltli those whose voices and tread are silent, are awakened In us for you. As we cannot change their physical end, so wu cannot changu your spiritual destiny. Yea, heroes of our good fortune, you yourselves of your selves cannot change your own Inter nal destiny. Hut us you havu heeded thu call of your country and obeyed your captain's orders anil came out victorious: so It Is your privilege to heed God's call, and obey CHItlST, your spiritual captain. lie can changu your Internal destiny. Ilecan clean you from sin's stain, and give you peace with a pure heart. "I have never met an old soldier, hut he was proud of his soldier life, but alas many of them curse God's Itlghteous Law, and sin wickedly. Let me appeal to you. O fathers In life s weary pilgrimage, stop living In the deeds of the past, and light for your soul's Interest, These deeds of the past were valiant, hut they do not obtain for you eternal life. You cannot afford to live In the past, Sa tan Ison your track, the light Instill on, and with all your valiant deeds, lie will land your soul in IIKLL at last, If you do not continue to light. What a sadness will he ours and to your loved ones, If some day, not far In thu future, we must lay your bodies beneath the sod beside your fallen comrades and have no evidence from lire's walk or work that your soul was at cacu with God. Havu no evidence that your soul Is at far greater peace and Joy than the coun try for which you fought and gave to us. oh! can you not see that after all thu greatest battle is the bat lie of your soul: that the greatest victory is the lclory over sin and Satan? Dear old soldiers, as life's ebbing tide Is Hearing thu strand of lliuother shore, see .to It, O make II sure that you are properly enlisted In God's army, that you havu God's armour on; that you are lighting the good tight of faith in God. and that the llual re ward of righteousness shall bu yours." Coal Oil as Fuel. Hay llariouu, winner of the Indian apolis speed way .Vni-iuIIu race In (till, and one of thu best known racing diivers In thu country, recently pioved, In several tests, that kurosene costing one-half as much as gasoline will give more tulles per gallon; twice as much mileage, dollar for dollar; more speed: practically as good ac celeration, and no more carbonization or smoking, than gasoline. Thu tests weie made under the strict observa tion of a writer for one of thu well known trade papers, and consisted of a cioss country run from Chicago to luillnapolis and on thu Indianapolis speedway. In his test Mr. Ilarroun used an Overland Model f.u-T, llsu-passunger touring car, with four-cylinder motor, lll inches, and weighing, with load, .'I'M) pounds. He also used ouu of thu new catbureters, on which he has been working for thu past two years, - so designed as to utllle keroseuu as motor fuel. In traveling the SIM miles of all kinds of roads between Chicago and Indianapolis, Mr. Ilar roun used thirteen gallons of kero sene, testing at 4.1 degrees Haume, three pints of oil and two quarts of water. At an average speed of l'U miles per hour, the result shown was 17 miles per gallon of kurosene, .Vio miles per gallon of oil and 448,' miles per gallon of water. In tliu entire run thu motor did not miss once, had normal power, the smoking was bare ly noticeable, and In every way per formed as If running on gasoline. Though slightly warmer than when gasoline was used, thu motor was in no way overheated in any stage of tho run. On arrival at Indianapolis, further tests were made, four different fuels being used. These were kerosene testing 43 degrees, kerosene testing 41) degrees, motor spirits testing 02 degrees, and gasoline testing 00 de grees. On the tlrst quality of kero sene, a mileage of 22.'.' per gallon was attained, while gasoline produced only 20 miles per gallon. The cost of the kerosene, sc pur gallon, was exactly! one-half of that of thh gasoline. In ton miles per gallon, kerosene was again thu winner, showing L'n.iit as against 21 with, "ON A M i(riTv""KXcij RS I ON (Cotimied from Page I) of mother's gentle little chastise ments. Wu never did think much of mother's whippings, although wu hoi lercd bloody murder when she start cd. When father wielded the hazel we didn't do so much hollerin', but we did a powerful lot of Jumping around. We had good reason for ev ery Jump, too. Wish I could locate the old desk Hut It's been gone for years. New desks now, with a lot'of modern con traptlons hitched to them Jtliat we never would have dreamed of.- It would be a pity to carve your initials on one of these handsome pieces of furniture, wouldn't ItV Hut that's what those old desks were for when wc went to school. And It wasn't your Initials only that you carved on It, either. Let's see, whatever be came of that girl whose Initials you combined with your own Into a mono gram that had more curluy-cues than an eel on a hook? Well, never mind; maybe It wouldn't be well to tell now. It might get back homu aud'start In quiries. You remember thoo old desks had a lid on 'urn that you lifted up, Just like thu top of a trunk. I'll never get. over laughing about thu time somebody put a big frog In Min nie's desk, and It hopped out when she opened up to get out lierg'ografy. My, she almcst hollered her head olT. Yet Minnie wasn't afraid of anything on earth. I don't know who put the frog In her desk, but I remember mighty well who got the blame for It. I could touch him right now without taking my hands out of my pockets. Dog-gone It, he's the same fellow that got blamed for port' nigh everything bad that was pulled olT In school. And thu tally pullln's, and thu sur prise parties, and the bolcled parties, and the haelnuttln's, and the wal nuttlu's and the htck'rynultln s, and all the other good times! O, yes; there was Paynes cldermlll, too. You remember he'd let us drink all the cider we could holdjlf we'd gather up thu windfalls and grind 'em up. I can Just feel thu waistband o' my trousers gultln' tight right now I What's tliatV Time for thu return trip! Dog-gone these Ironclad railroad schedules, anyhow. Trains never come when you want 'em, and always coming beforu you are ready. Wu'd Jvsl got started on this tour back through t'sed-to-llc Land, and now we've got to hike back Into today and take up the old grind. Well, all right! Wu can come back whenever we please, even If wu can't stay long at a time. Hut we've had a mighty pleasant day, haven't we? We vu seen the chums of thu old days, and wandered over some of thu old scenes and enjoyed some of thu old games. Wu ro going back now, ruf rushed by this little trip back to yesterday. Don't you feel awfully sorry for thu fellow who Is so busy, or such a grouch, that he Just can't take a day olf now and then ami hark back to his years of childhood? May In; he thinks hu's getting a lot of pleasure out of grubbing for mere dollars, but hu Isn't. Thu lonesomest man I know hasn't got any othercompaulous than the dollars hu has stacked up during thu last twenty-live or thirty Dears, t I haven't. stacked any wortn mention ing, but I wouldn't trade these trips back to l'sed-to-bu Laed for all thu money hu has madu or ever will make. Some of these days you Just drop ev erything audcomu along w ith me. I'll show you things that will taku the cobwebs out of your brain, the kink out of our spine, thu sluggishness out of your blood, and make you feel llku a spring colt. Speaking of spring rumumbor thu sass'fras tea mother used to make us drink Just about thu time thu sap start edV Hut that's for another memory ex cursion. Wants Oregon Road. Graham and Hughes township", is making every elfort posslblu to havu tliu Maryvlllu-Oregon county seat road to go via of Graham, then west connecting with the Holt county end of thu road for Maltland. The old stago line road from Graham to Mary vlllu Is one of thu best kept up roads In the county. There Is now proba-, niy more cement bridges and culverts on this road than any cross county road of equal distance in thu county. Every bridge on this line In Hughes' township is either now a cement structure or tho contract lias beon let for a cement bridge. Graham Rec ord, May 23, Saturday, May 24, Lavona Evans was elirht years old. and she polBlimt. ed the event by entertaining about twenty or her little cousins an friends. The weather being beauti ful, the little folks spent tho after noon Dlavlnir on the lawn. Refresh ments were served out of doors. A number of "srrown-UDs" were dsn In. vlted, and Lavona's mother took care of thorn. IrflBMTlONAL siiNMrsawoL Lesson Illy E. O. SKI.MMtS. Director of Rvr ItiK Mepiirtnirnl, Tlio Moody ruble In. atltilte of Chicago.) LESSON FOR JUNE 1. J08KPH TKST8 HIS BRETHREN. LRSaON TKXT den. 44:4-JT. ClOLDEN TEXT "Confess therefor Tour ilni on to another, and pray on ior anoiner. tnai ye mar M neatwJ." Jam t:M, R V. Lait week we beheld Joseph fating lor tlia flmt time upon his brother While we witnessed his Joy. at th earns time we noted another strong trait of character, Tit., that of self. restraint, tn that logon we studied briefly the fear and tho suspicion of tho utility brothers and at the close we left them with feigned merriment (for their hearts wore at unrest) seek Ing to put on a bold front, If perchance their fears were groundless. It was doubtless Josephs plan to retain pos session of his brother benjamin and let tho others go (v. 2). In his present Joy and lovo for bis brother .Joseph scorns to have forgotten for a moment the aged father. Gladness Shsttered. "As soon as the morning was light," tho very earliest posslblo moment, the brothers departed, and who can say but that It was with a hciiho of relief that they wnro onco more well out of tho city and on tho road homeward? I. The Plotting, vv. 4-13. However, nil of their Kindness and exultation was shattered swiftly and suddenly when Joseph's steward overtook them and charged them not only with In gratitude, but worso stilt of purloining tho cup of Joseph, who was "oven as Pharaoh" (v. 18). It Is easy for us to plcturn tho consternation that filled them when after their protested Inno cence the cup was discovered In ben jamin's sack, and with what shame) and fear they must have retraced their steps. Wo cannot read Into this story any Idea that the brothers bad any knowledge of the cup being la benjamin's stick, nnd therefore they must havo considered him, upon cir cumstantial evidence, as being guilty, and laving made such a strong pro testation (v. 9) that they were In volved In his guilt. They were, there fore, In a place of great danger and difficulty. Involved In Web. Again, as last week, we do not blink at Joneph'H deception and we need to remomber that divination (vv. 5, 14) was later strictly forbidden In the law, Deut. 18: 10-12. It la prob able, however, that Joseph did not practice that art. The profuse self defeniio or these brothers (v. 8) In em phasizing their honesty may, In the IlKht of their lilxtory, bo questioned. The return of the money was moro to avoid trouble than because of con scientious scruples. A proper rogard fur tho events of their farmer visit ought to have cautioned them against undue protcstutlons or any thought lc4s promises In this Instance. As It wus, they Involved themselves In a web from which they were unablo to extricate thomHclvcs. Of course the steward know of their Innocence, but notice how he prolongs their anxiety by beginning with the eldest and going through each sack till ho reaches that of benjamin (v. 12). Now it was their turn to rend their clothes (v. CI); deception has been practiced upon them even as they had practiced It upon Jacob. II. Pleading, vv. 14-17, and tho bal ance of thn chapter. Whether or not Joseph foresaw tho result or his plan, n remarkable thing happened. Though In all probability theso men Judged benjamin guilty yet they at once de cided to stand by him, both for his own and for Jacob's sake. They there, by revealed tho fact that a change bad taken place or olsu was beginning to work Itself out In their lives. Joseph was waiting for thorn as though In the main he hud all the details worked out In his own mind. Yesterday feasting and making merry, today with abject, servllo fear they aro on their faces heforo Joseph protesting their Inno cence and through the mouth of Judah pleading for Henjamln. We need to remember that It was Judah who sav ed the life of Joseph by advising his sale Into slavery, and it was Judah who undertook to be responsible for Henjamln when they began this pres ent Journey. This Is not the last time they were on tholr faces before Jo seph (50:18), even so the day ot con fession before our Joseph Is coming, Phil, 2:10, 11. They aro called upon to give an account of their deeds, even so must we glvo an account of our stewardship and of our acts, 2 Cor. 6:10. Judah'a plea Is a fine bit of logic and an appeal to compassion. Ills words Indicate that he knew that all of the difficulties were the outcome of their own sin, vv.' 16, 29 and 42:21. 28. God always finds out our Iniquities, but blessod Is that man whose sin la covered by the "robe of his righteous ness." This new attitude of these men as voiced by Judah la a remark able Illustration of what the grace of God can do In the character of a man. Judah'a sin, chapter 88, la a type of that danger ever present to God's children. One ought to study this entire chap ter in order properly to teach this les son. The story U one that la full of dramatlo power, but do not let the tolling of It be so tItU as to exclude ike fundamental lesaon. DISSOLUTION FARM SALE In order to dissolve the company known as the U. S. Loan and Trust Company, we will sell 390 acres of fine farming land in Holt county, Missouri, known as HtheSomers Farm ,24 miles north east of New Point and seven miles south of Maitland, on the Burlington Railway, 30 miles north of St. Joseph, on SATURDAY. JUNE 7 In Front of MilTI ANT. MA Bank at lUnilLJlllV. HIV., SOME GOOD FARM BARGAINS. These Are Good Farms, Well Improved; Absolutely Worth the Money. No. I. No. 2. No. :i. No. I.. No. .1.. - in1 aero-. .'I ii. He- from shipping point. good house, extra good large cave, plenty fruit for family use: abundance of good watur. good barn, good granary, good hog sheds and as well fenced farm a- 1 1 will lind: i:i acres nice wheat. Tills Is a good farm and can In- bought worth tlu money. About loo actus, .'I miles from shipping point: :in acres good com mercial orchard: good house and outbuildings, good cellar, well and windmill, 2 fair hums, new hog .shed, new silo. Good, rich dirt. Well fenced and nice sightly location. I'rlcu Is right. 120 acres, well Improved: 10 acres orchard, land Is well fenced and cross fenced: l"i acres wheat, some alfaira. This Is a good farm and must he seen to he appreciated. Will fell worth the money. -10 acres, no buildings. Will sell with the ahovu I'.'o acres or sep arate and at thu right price. -IM) acres, I miles from good shipping point. New ii-room house, barn, crib, hog sheds and other outbuildings: plenty orchard for family use. 1.1 acres timber, land Is well watered and well fenced and cross fenced: alfalfa and other grass for meadow and pasture This Is a good stock and grain farm. Will sell right, reasonable terms. The above described farms are ir you are looking lor a snap, mat Ion. call on or write. Vdl'IIS Mill A. W. COTTEN, OREGON, MISSOURI. g7 I I KENNEDY & CARR, Contractors Builders, OREGON, MISSOURI. Plans and Estimates furnished --all work guaranteed. Job work promptly attended to. HOME PHONE, NO. 47. I CITY PROPERTY. No. I!, One corner lot, four blocks from siiiare; l rooms, closet and pan try, llnu arched cave, city water; large barn, sheds and other outbuildings, l'lenty of fruit. Will sell at a sacrlllce If sold at once. No. II. Two corner lots, suitable for building purposes, close to school, ami two blocks from square. Trice, Money to Loan on Farms at a GEORGE S. OREGON, Both 'Phones. MISSOURI. ATTENTION. PLEASE. I havo a proposition m id Literature you should read cou corning irrigated land in the Pecos Valley, Texas. The wa ter used on this rioh bottom is the same (Pecos River) which is being used by the U. S. Government and Private Projects with such wonderful results at Carlsbad and Roswell, N. Mexico. This is the land that produces the famous Pea Green al falfa that tops the markets of the world . This is the land that holds intaotnature's riches, never having wasted by erosion. This is tlie irrigated land that is selling at an extremely reasonable price for a short time. Call at my office for Descriptive 1:00 O'clock P. M. for sale, and tliu prices are rigid. see mu at once, ror IH'SINKSS, further infor- w gy I I noo, Reasonable Rate of Interest. LUKENS, Literature and Terms. R. C. BENTON, Oregon, Mo.