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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - October 10, 1889, Centralia, Washington t I x, s i trr, Bt VOL. 1. CENTBALIA, LEWIS THURSMY, CT03ER NO. 13. THE UNION COMING. A New Road from Portland to the Town. EVERY ROAD COMES TO THIS ClfY Surveyors of the Union Pacific Visit Onr Vicinity. For some time past it has been under- stood on ill sides that the Union Pacific had decided to build a line from Port- land to Puget Sound, paralleling the Northern Pacific all or nearly all of the .-way. This line must necessarily pass through Centralia. The surveyors, in charge of Mr. E. G. Tabor, h'ave for the past week been engaged in this vicinity. Mr. Tabor engaged linemen, teams, etc., of Mr. D. R. French, and is rapidly pushing the wdrk. The articles of incorporation of this tine were published in the Portland Or- egonian of last week. The two princi- pal incorporators are personal acquain- tances 61 Mr. Abner Packard, of this ciry. Mr. Packard informs us that they built a large portion of the "Oregon Short Line" and that they are doubt- lees at werk for the Union Pacific. On account of its large debt to the govern- ment the U. P. is not able to build new lines in its own name. The Utah Northern and the Oregon Short Line were each built with Union Pacific capi- tal and by Union Pacific men. It is nec- essary to build this line in the Eame way. It has for a long time been known that the Union Pacific had determined to have an outlet on Puget Sound and thus get a share ot the enormous business which the Northern Pacific has mo- nopolized. They first endeavored to get trackage facilities from the; Northern Pacific; but these were accompanied by ench restrictions and burdensome condi- tions that the Union finally decided to refuse ita rival's terms and Bet out to build own track from Portland to Se- attle. The Fiirvoying party mentioned are engaged in laying out this line. The Union Pacific will, we understand endeavor also to get control of the line of road from Centralia to Gray's harbor. A UKK.VT DAIJW WEST POl'KT. Tho llecent Unveilitoff.of Ilin Griuit, Sherman Qli Portrmtls of rJd Following is the address of Gcnernl Horace Porter at the recent unveiling of portraits ot Grant, Sherman and Sherir dan: "It hu been said tliot thcAn eentativcs of royalty ffi th land are our merchant princes. We indebted for occasion which brings UB together today to the princtly act of a public-spirited and patriotic citizen who hoe iiferred upon the military academy eouveuirsof hctthree most distinguished graduates whose historic features have been transferred to canvas by the lim- ner's art. One dwelling in our midst, two dwelling in our memories. One bearing the laurel upon living brow; two wearing (he Inure! intertwined with the cypress. The history of their lives SB the most brilliant chapter in the his- tory of their country. It savors more o: romance than reality j it is more like a fabled tola of ancient days than the Btory of American soldiers of the Nine- teenth century. Most of the conspicuous characters in history have risen to prominence by gradual steps, but the Benior of the tri- umvirate, whose features are recalled to us today, came before the people with a sudden bound. Almost the first sigh caught of him was in the blate of his camp fires and the flashes of his guns thoee weary days and nights in front o Donelson. From that time until the closing triumph atApponmttos thogrca central figure of the war was Ulysses S Grant. As light and shade produce th most attractive effects in n picture, so the singular contrasts, the strange vicis- situdes of his eventful life surround him with an interest which attaches to few characters in history, His rise from an obscure lieutenant to the command of the veteran nnniea of the great repub- lic j his transition from n frontier post of the untrodden West to the executive mansion of the nation; his sitting at one time in a little store at Galena, not oven known to the congressman from his dis- trict at. another time striding through the palaces of the Old World, with the descendants of a line of kings rising and standing uncovered in his presence. These are some of the features of his marvelous career which appeal to the excite men's wonder, and fascinate all who make a study of his life. Ho was created for great emergencies. It was the very magnitude of the task which called forth the powers whicli mastered it. In ordinary mnllors ho was an ordinary jnauj in momentous affaire ho towered an n giant. When performing tho routine duties o( a com1 jmiiy post there was no act to malm him eonsplcuoun fellow .officers but -when ho wielded corps and armloa tho great, qualities o( the commander flushed forth, and mnttrr ntrokts ot Konlnn gUuhpeii him as the foremost iol Jior of Whon tic hauled 'wood from his little farm and sold it in St.1 Louie hie financiering was hardly equal a that of the small farmers about him, rat when a message was to be sent by a president to congress that would punc- ;ure the fallacies of the inflationists and ;hrottlo by a veto the attempt of unwiBe :egifllatora to cripple the finances of the nation, a state paper was producedwhich has ever since commanded the -wonder and admiration of every believer in a sound currency. He was made for great things, not for little. He could collect fifteen millions from Great Britain in settlement Alabama claims; he could not protect his own personal sav- ings from the miscreants who robbed him in Wall street. If there is one word which describes better than any other the predominating characteristics of his nature, that word is loyalty. He was loyal to his friends, loyal to his family, loyal to his country, and loyal to his God. This trait natu- rally produced a reciprocal effect upon those who were brought into relations with him, and was one of the chief reas- ons why men became so loyally attached to him. Many a public man has had troops of adherents who clung to him only for the patronage dispensed at his hands, or, being dazzled by his power, became blind partisans in a cause he represented, but perhaps no Other man than General Grant ever had so many personal friends who loved him for his own sake, whose affection only strenglh- ned whose attachment never 'aried in its devotion, whether he was sneral or president, or simply private tizcn. Even the valor of his martial deeds vas surpassed by the superb heroism he lieplayed when fell disease attacket lim, when the hand that haj seized the iurrendered swords of countless thous- ands was no longer able to return the >ressure of a comrade's grasp, when he let in death the first enemy to whom e ever surrendered. But with bin death brought eternal rest, and he wai Msrmitted to enjoy what he had pleade( or in behalf of others, for the Lord hoc et him have peace; Turn we now to Grant's immediate successor in the office of genoral-in chief, bis illustrious lieutenant with whom he divided a field of military ope- rations which covered half a continent the skillful strategist, the brilliant writer the commander whose orders spoke wit] the true bluntness of the soldier ivh 'ought from valley's depth to mountaii icight, who marched from inland rivere to the T. Sherman. He has shown himself possessed the highest characteristics of the soldier Bold in.conception, fclf-rclianl, dcmor ing by his acts that "much dange mnlfes great hearts most prompt in decision, unshrinking unde ffj responsibilities, fertile in re rces, quick to adapt the means a hand to accomplishment of on end, pos assing an intuitive knowledge of topog aphy, combining the restlessness of Hotspur with the patience of a Fnbins unswerving in patriotism, of unimpcach able personal character, of a phyeisa constitution which enabled him to un dergo every hardship incident to an ttc live and protracted campaign, it no wonder that lie has filled so large measure of military greatness, that h Elands in the front rank of the world great captains. No name connected with the army in spires more genuine enthusiasm, appea more to our sentiments or more excite our fancy than that of the wizard of Ui battlefield, Philip H. Sheridan. Tli personification of chivalry, the incama tion of battle; citing, beseeching, inspiring all men b his acts, he roused his troops to deeds individual heroism unparallelled in tl history of modern warfare, and his un conquerable columns rushed to victor with all tho confidence of Tent Legion. Generous of his life, gifted wit the ingenuity of a Hannibal, the dash a Murat, the courage of a Ney, the ma netism of his presence transforme routed squadrons into charging columi and snatched victory from defeat. 1 preferred shot and shell to Hags of truci lie wculd rather lead forlorn hopes tha follow in the wake of charges. His standard rose above all others o the field: wherever blows fell thickc, his crest was in their midst despite tin daring valor of tho defense; opposing ranks went down before the fierceness of his onsets never to rise again. Matchless leader 1 Harbinger of vic- tory, we salute you! As long as courage is talked of or he- roic deeds arc honored there will remain green in the hearts ot men the tails- manic name of Sheridan. Nearly every great war has given birth to one groat general; no other war than our own has produced three such emi- nent commanders. In their portraits future graduates will gaze upon the fea- tures ot throe soldiers who wcro heroes, comrades, friends. As iron is welded in tho boat of the forgo, HO was their friond- sliip welded In the heat ot battles. With hearts untouched by jealousy, with souls too great (or rivalry, they paved us from tho spectacle presented by a Jtarius and a Hylla, a Ciosar and a Vompe.y, Charles the First, and a Cromwell. TJioy placed above all personal ends tlitt safety of the state, Mul like tho men in tho Romnn pluihinx of old, stood shoulder toshon! rand linked their shields against a mmon foe. In this life little is learned from pre- pt, something from experience, much om example. It is said that for three undred yeara after Thcrmopyte every hool child in Greece was required to peat from memary the names of the ree hundred immortal heroes who fell the defense of that pass. It would he itself .a liberal education'to the future efenders of the republics who bear di- omas from this historic spot, where itriotiBm early found a stronghold and eason's plots were baffled, if they could .ily utter the names and contemplate he exalted characters of the trio whose .ces will henceforth look down upon lem from the artist's canvas. As we aze upon the .features of each one of lem we may fittingly apply the words f Milton: shall all the valiant youth resort, And from his memory inflame theirbreaEil To matchless valor." Tho imperishable scroll on which the ecord of their deeds is written has been ecurely lodged in the highest niche of ame's temple. No one can pluck a ein- le laurel from their brow; no man can essen the measure of their renown. It is an auspicious circumstance which ennita these ceremonies to take place jsfore so distinguished and influential a jody as the international American con ress. The presence of its delegates pon this post dedicated to war is an ugury that states maybe saved withou ae sword; that henceforth our differ- nces in the New World may be settlec without resorting to the "last argument f and that congresses, bearing n their hands the olive branch, will labor avoid war, which wastes a nation's ubetance; to foster commerce, which is nation's life, and to preserve tha reace and good will which should vhere prevail amongst men. Three years ago there was selected iresident of your board of visitors a citi en of .Philadelphia, whose heart is a arge as his purse and whose generositj dwells in a land which knows no fron George W. Childs. Hi houghtfulness prompted his liberality 0 procure for the academy these gift which ore to grace its walls. The likeness of General Grant was ex ecuted by Mrs. Darragh, of Thiladel phia. It was made from a photograp! aken by Gutckunst, of that tiiy, i 1805, which Mrs. Grant and n mijabero the general's friends considered the bos 01 the many pictures taken of him jus after the war. Representing him as he appeared nearly thirty years ago, his eatures do not seem so familiar to those who saw him only in later years, boon after tbifi portrait had been placed upon the walls of what is now known as Grant hall, Mr. Childs requested General Sher- man and General Sheridan to permit iiini to have their likenesses prepared in order that he might present them to the military academy and have them hung beside the portrait of the illustrious chief- tain who had passed from earth. Sirs. Darragh was commissioned to execute of these portraits. In the prepara- tion of General Sherman's picture her chief guide was the famous portrait of him painted by Huntington fifteen years ago, and aim was to represent the general asof that-period. General Sher- idan sat tor his portrait, and the same artist painted it from life, representing the general as he appeared but a short time before his lamented death. It now becomes my agreeable duty, in the name of Mr. Childs, to present to you, as superintendent of tho military academy, the portraits of three of her sons who have borne the highest mili- tary titles, as rn offering from an unti tied citizen, who, in his living, has ver- ified the adage that the post of honor is the private station. Hie good works have made him hon- ored in other lands, as well as this, where his name is held in grateful recollection by the many who have been the recipi- ents of his practical philanthropy, and not only the graduates of West Point, but the people at large, will, I am sure, make grateful acknowledgment of the means he has taken, in those testimon- ials, to manifest his appreciation of the military academy and tho three distin- guished sons she trained to battle for the integrity of our common country. Superintendent Wilson, in n short ad- :lress, accepted the portraits, and tho secretary of war made a few remarks. General (hiringall these ceremonies, had sat. on the platform with folded handsand eyes, in response to many calls was next introduced. As the general stepped forth the assemblage broke forth into wild cheering. The old warrior's remarks wcro few, but every word uttered was eagerly caught by his hearers. Ho said it was by one of those strange appointed acci- dents ol life that he was permitted to be the solo survivor ot what General Porter G. T. G. HEIXE. PIES. EITEL HEINE, CENTRAIJA, WA6H. Office over Wiard's Drug Store (EO. E. BHODEB, .TT'Y-AT-LAW NOTARY PUBLIC. on West Front Street, adjoining now bank, Centrnlia, Wash. T. CUBBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Contralia, Washington. Office near N. P. depot a J. MILLEB, NOTARY PUBLIC. Office on North Tower avenue. JOHN -i. TAYLOK, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE NOTARY PUBLIC. Office on Tower Ave., south of Main St- ANDRttXI i LANDRUM ATT'YS-AT-LAW and HEAL ESTATE AGENTS. Office near depot. CENTHALIA, WASH, Dewey McGiffert, (Successors to JAMBS D. MIKKLSR, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office in Minllcr's block, South Tower eve. rr H. RUSSELL, M. D. Graduate ol Trinity. College, Duhlin. Late Assistant Surgeon in Her Majesty's East India service. Office, over Woodiom Sprague's Hardware store. Pifieases of women and cml- dreu a specialty: also all chronic diseases. Ttr J. USDERWOOD. ATTOKNEY-AT-LAW. South Tower arenue. CENTRALIA, WASH. T B. McDOXALD, !L D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Graduate oi Harvard University. Late sur- neon U. S. A. Office corner Walnut street aud Tower avenue, Centralia, Washington. TIE. T. P. FBAXCIS, PHYSICIAN AND BURGECN. From Jsew Yorli, is now located in Centralia. Residence in James' house, on Main street. Office on Tower avenue, over Zimmer A Foole S hardware store. Office hours from 7 to S a. m., 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 evenings. Are having their large and spacious store.corner Main street and Tower avenue, refitted entirely throughout, and Invite Public Inspection Of the largest and most complete line of Clothin Boots and Shoes, p T. SWASEY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office with li. Nortney, Tuwer avciruc, traua, Washington. J. K REISER. BARBER, West Main St., CENTRALIA, WASH. BO. BASCHLTX, BARBER, Tower Avc. between Main and Locust Streets, CEXTRALIA, WASH CENTRAL Restaurant. MERCUKE PROSPERT.Proiirietors. Tower avenue, CENTRALIA, WASH. Good cooking aud the best service in all respects to be found in Centralia. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Mrs, Barnlmrt, Dry Goods Groceries, Ever shown in this city. Do not invest a dollar before looking through our stock, as one trial will convince you that we can Save Ycm. Money. had termed (lie trio of gmiorals" of the Inle war. "1 nin older tlmn Grant or lie anid. "No three men over lived on this earth ro different (nun each other nn the three men's portraits you are- looking at. They wero different in all respects, save one, and thai was in Iholrdm'oUon tothoir country. Ol whatever talents they possessed thej wero Joined together in the truo-hcnrtw service of thiilr country." Ilia remarks wero mainly ntWrccsouU tho oftdoto, advising them to lovo ami servo their country, und to ohe-v tho laws and lliiwii in authority over lliem. By the country, he Bald, ho meant country, no political pnrly. Prepared to Do All Kinds of Dress- making in the Latest Stylos. Q. W. STOUFFER, MERCHMT TAILOR, RAILROAD ADDITION. Shop in H. J. Miller Co.'s building Tower avenue, Centralia. Samples of fine suitings and trouser- ings always on hand. Over Chicago Dry Goods S'.ore.Tower ave. THE GREAT Transcontinental Ronte. Northern Pacific RAILROAD, F. ROSS, Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. Centralia, Wash. xo GOODS SHORTEST making It llio ASD QUICKEST. D. R. FRENCH, Employment The llinnlnc Our Direct Itoute. No delnvs. Knste-it rotes to clilcaso anil nil points east. Tlekets sold to all imm- inent points tnroushoiit the cntt and southeast. Through I'utlmim Drawlns lloom SU-eiiiiiR curs. Ileservat'.ons can be In mlvanee. To East-Bound Passengers: Tie careful and do nol make ft nttctnke, hut he snro lo take tho Northern Paciiie Railroad, AlliUw that your tlekel reads via this Hue. St. Pan! or Minneapolis, to nvold and svrtonn delavn oeciuloticd hy other Tourist Sleeping Caw tun on ivpnlur I'xmvw (nil leustlv ot tho line. Ui'tths tree, l.mvest rales, (jolckesl time. (iUXKIIAI, OKKIoiiaol she.company 121 Vint Mreel. ennier Washington. A ll.Clt.UU.TON, lien. I'uM. Ant., No. Ml Fret stn-el, corner Washington, 1'orllnnd. W, ADAMS, Agent, CenlrnllB, Wnsli. j .Tickets on Mlo at this offlce tot ill All AGENCY. Kinds of Help Fiirnielied on tho Shortest Notice. HOUSES COLLECTIONS MADE. Office wott Bide of Tower ave.. CEBTHAUA, WASH. U. 0. LONG, Contractor and Piano and Specifications Furnished Olflfp in l.ong Wock, Tower uvrmiv. AYE., JUST SOUTH OF LOCUST STREET, J. ARTHUR, Platograpfter. Havln- had an extensive experience of over 20 years, am warranted in guaran- teeing Satisfaction. In connection, I shall carry a Full Stock of Frames, and invite your inspection of my stock. J. RUBBER GOODS OF EVEEY BESBIPTIOK. A. B. CASE CO., 1138, Pacific ave., Tacoma, BELLIXO AOENTS Qocdyear'a GLOVE MANUFACTURING CO., Cleveland Rubber Co. BELTING AND HOSE. Hoyt's Oak-Tanned Leather Beltings Lacings. Clothing. Boota 4 Shoes, Druggists' Sundries. EE-HOSS BROTHERSEH CENTEALIA MEAT MARKET. pCoceii all kinds of Fresh and Cured HoixlH of the city. HlglMBt oafih prison for live ntocX. Hast side Tower Ave.. K ored to any part of
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