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2 FUNERAL ()F JOHN F. DORE. I "As a lawyer he ever attached him- -- I self to his client and his cause with a I Last Saturday at 10 o'clock the fu- I loyalty that knew no shadow of turn- neral rites of the Catholic Churell/ing He threw his whole soul into the Were performed over tke remains of eas on trial. He had a mind that John F" Dore,one of the most genaral- ly known attorneys of King county, at the Immaculate Conception church by Rev..Father Sweere, S. J., in the presence or a large congregation of friends and the'members of the King County Bar Association. Mr. Dore's death came so very suddenly that the whole i community felt the shock. From active court duties of the day he retired for a mural needed rest, lit- tle thinking the sleep was to be of the dreaded kind that leaves friends sor- rowing. Before the service took place at tile church the members of the Bar Association held a meeting at the court house and delivered eulogies upon his personal and professional qualities. Among the speakers was Mr. John C. Murphy, deputy pros- ecuting attorney, who in a most feel. ing manner delivered the following el- oquent address: "In rising to second the resolutions, I cannot refrain from saying a wurd of affectionate remembrance 'of our de- parted friend and brother, John Fair- field Dore. Surely in the midst of life we are in deatll. And it "seems thatgrtef:and sorrow mffst [ever re- main with the living; peace and rest go with the dead. Tbe tortured brow,--the tear stained eye,--the heart of anguisb,--the wail of woe,-- the lonely, sleepless vigil--all :these belong to the living and not to the dead "No man can foretell the mysteri- ous "issues of life and death. Few who saw John Fairfield Dote last week, thought that death would so soon cast its pale shadow Upon that apparently robust body and vigorous mind. How uncertain is the future. Today life is bright, the sea is calm, grasped the legal situation with pow- er, and the staying, fighting quality that ever wins the contest "As an advocate, he was powerful, armed with eloquence, so carrying, that jurors became his captives. He never abandoned a cause when it lack- ed numbers. He deserted no friend in the minority. Believing himself right, he never feared opposition. Giving sturdy blows, he asked no quarter. His manliness, boldness, and fairness not only won orients, but commanded t'he respect of adversaries,--oonfl- deuce of judges and the admiring plaudits el tim people. "Faults he had, but who has not? Let us remember all that was good and true in his nature and forget the frail; ties and shortcomings which univer- sally afflict mankind. "I cure heard from the eloquent lips of a woman, now hushed in death, that the adventurer in Central Amer- ica, after climbing over range after range of volcanic hills, at last stands upon the dividing summit from which he can behold both oceans at once. Turning from the Carribean Sea, its rippling waves and islands of tropical beauty, before him lies tim dark, heav- ing Pacific, stretching away under a cloud of immensity to that fabled re. gmn, where the dream of the ancients had located the "Isles 0fthe Blessed." May we not hope that the beautiful spirit of our brother, now beholds, not a fabled Elysium, but that heaven of his Christian faith, where, 'the flow- ers ever bloom--the beams ever shine.' "My friend, farewelll Sleep peace- fully, beneath thy native sod. Sleep on, until the great day, when all who now sleep shall rise and be judged by a righteous judgment,by our heavenly the tide swells high and strong. To- [ Father, who knowetli our inmost me- morrow the tide turns; business troub- fives and actions, and who rewardeth le, sickness or death robs us of hope I according to merit. and pleasure. From the calm and "Again, arewelll" beautiful harbor, where we floated so confidently, we are rudely tossed out upon the wide ocean. Our brother has gone up higher, "to where, ,eyond these voles, there is peace." The lout- ney done he is resting now; he is sleeping the sleep thatknows no wak- ing, careless alike of the day, dawn or twilight. For him the dark night of death was the sunburst of an eter- nal hereafter. He went out as we all must go,at the summons from on high. Did he go to the deathless solitude of forgetfulness? We believe [not. The longings of:the human :heart in all ages are well expressed by Care, when lie says: 'Plato, thou reasonest well. Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into naught? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tie the divinity that stirs within us.' "His spirit has taken flight,whith- erdowe ask? Human wisdom can not tell, although it has been diligent- Iv inquiring throughout the ages. How many n their anguish have ut- tered the cry expressed by one of Eng- land's poets in Maud: ' 'Ah, Christ, that it were possible For one short hour to see The souls we loved, that they might tell us What and where they be.' "Our brother has fallen in the prime of life, in the very hour of its great opportunities. He died 'Lin the flush of manhood/before age and dip- ease had touched his nerves or chilled he warm current in his .resins. His feet had barely, touched that dividing line m life's journey, where the pas- sions begin to cool and and judgment asserts its highest functions. He had a nature warm, earnest, mellow and sympathetic. He loved his fellowmen and wanted to be loved in turn by them. Oft have I heard him say that life was too short to be wasted or soured or embittered by developing resentment or worrying over them. He kept his face to the sunshine of life. He liked not shadows and ever shunned, the austere and. somber. He sought for good in men. Over the shades and shadows of character :he would pull a veil. He had the mag- netism which issues from a confident, cordial,buoyant nature such as his. Nature's magic wand touched him, and he stood forth among his friends, 'a prince of good fellows.' "It seems but yesterday, that this gifted, graceful, accomplished scholar, not only at law but also in literature, In Minnesota and North Dakota the foreign-born voters out number the native-born voters. These are the only states where tiffs condition exists. DAMAGED MEN. You can see any day, in the streets of any city, men who look damaged. Men, too, of good original material, who started out iu life with generous aspirations; once it was said that they were bright, promising lads; once they looked happily into the fces of mothers, whose daily breath was a prayer for their purity and peace. Ahl what if some of them have vowed their souls away to confiding wives who silently wonder what can be the meaning of this ch{tage the cold, slow-creeping shadow tltt is coming over the house and heart. Going to tim bad; tile spell of evil, .companionship; the willingness to hold and use money not honestly gain- ed; the stealthy seductive, plauisble advance of the appetite for strong drink; the treacherous fascination of thegaming table; the gradual loss of interesting business, and in doing that whieh:builas man up ; the rapid weak- ening of all roble purposes; the decay of manliness; the recklessness and blasphemy against fate, the sulleu despair of eve/c breaking the chains oi evil habits. What victories oi shame and contempt, what narves of hell, have grown from such seed as thisl-- X HE IS NOT WANTED Most people are intelligent enough o know their own interest. And it does not take mucll hard fldnking to convince an honest minded and intelli- gent man that drunkenness is s curse, and that moderate drinking often leads to it. Drunkenness does not make a man respectable today. It does not recommend him for a re- sponsible position. It does not entitle him to the confidence of his friends. The railroad company does not want a drunkard in the signal house or on the locomotive. The steamship com- pany does not want him on the b,'idge. The commercial house or banking in. stitution does not want him handling its funds. The merchant does not want him behind the counter. The manufacturer does not want him be. side the machine. We do not call ,'in a drunken physician if we care much for the patient. We do not expect a drunken lawyer to win a suit. We do not want drunken:olerks in our stores. We do not want dminken judges on the bench. There is the strongest argument with most people in favor stood in the pride and beauty of his of temperance, and even in [avor of manhood here in our midst. I total abstinenee.--X THE CATHOL1C PROGRESS. (Continued from Page One.) i ,, , ii AFRICAN MISSIONS An Admirable00 Crichton I ; :"AGOOD THINGS Soon we hear cries of joy. They proceed from the children of Buddo who have come an hour's journey upon the road to meet us; a short dis- tance away are.the women and f llow- ing them a group of men all of wnm greet us with joyous shouts and clasp ds"i-weleome. - They form themselves into a procession the men t the head, the women immediately behind us. A messenger separates himself from the advance guard--a young1 chief very well dressed in a [ garment of immaculate white. He L approaches us respectfully and speaks thus: "Do you see down below that group of trees? Under them are the houses ofthe principal men of Kyalo. There my lather Tauzin lives. He has written on this paper that the church will be built there. Do you see that house under the banana trees? That is where you are to stay during your visit to us." After two hours and a half of walking we at last reach Kya. 1o. The whole popalation has gath- ered together. They giw us a most enthusiastic reception shouting and beating drums--the whole place is in an uproar, We pass through the crowd 'and enter rote the house of i prayer to which we always pay our first visit. We sang a hymn and the natives who had come in with us took up the refrain; afterwards, the chief conduted us into a dwelling which he placed entirely at our disposal. Im- mediately the people crowd in and bring to us the chaldea, which are passed on from hand to hand in order that they may the more quickly reach our side. The dear babies are not at all frightened, but nestle in our arms and seem to look for caresses. The older children are asked to repeat the catechism, the younger, to make the sign of the cross and to say their prayers, which they do with a de- liglitful little lisp. We distribute medals to those that do the best in order to excite emulation. But we cannot tarry within doors all day, we must now turn our attention to those who are ill and suffering, so we re- luctantly give our little black angels back to their mothers. From the olai[dh"siokfrom the sick to the children--have we not the exam- ple of Our Lord in this ? We are told that a leper wants to See us very much, for he wishes to be baptized. A half hour's journey brings us to him; we find him kneel- ing on the floor of his hut, a man still young, whose body presents none of the awful signs of disease from which he is suffering. His hands and feet alone have been attacked. We ask him questions on the atechism which a charitable woman of tbe neighbor. hood had taught h.m. As he answers he kheels, his hands are joined to- gether, and lie trembles in his eager- ness. However we are obliged to tell him with regret that his instruction is insufficient, and that we cannot give him baptism. The poor leper is dis- c0nsolato; in order to console him, we place about his necks medal of the Blessed Virgin, promising him to re- turn at some future time. When we return to Buddo, we find dinner prepared. A mat, spread upon the ground, serves for table and chairs ; a basket contains matokethe roas fow![ placed upon a leaf; in ano.tlor loaf is the sauce; a gourd filled with mupissi--the sweet juice of bsnanas completes the menu of this sumptuous feast. We seat ourselves without ceremony. These kind people are so happy in giving us pleasure l Oonver- tmtion does no languish, for the house is soon crowded with natives.Tle old mn and women are especially constant in attendance upon us. They talk a great deal, but do nor "say very much; however, one soon learns patience in Buddo, and, as we listen to them as Lthough we were greatly interested, everybody is satisfied. At length'the time comes for our return. We have to pass through a jungle in- habited by tigers, where one would not think of venturing when "time has stopped," as the Bagandas say, that is, when the sun ha disappeared below the horizon. It is diffiealt to tear ourselves away fom"the'orowd, for these good people hurry along our pathway until they get about fifty pacesahead of us, then they wait to salute us as we pass by. Again and again do they do this, keeping it up fcr half an hour, and each time we pass them, they greet us with shouts of joy, as though they had not seen us before. Finally the last goodbyes are said and they will leave us with the exception of a male escort who ac- covrpanies us to our doors, [Original.] To say that a man is an' Admirable Crichton means that he has many ac- complishments in which his skill is re- markable. The original Crichton spoke twelve languages, could dispute in Lat. in on any subject, was a master of fencing and all manner of sports, be- sides being an excellent actor. I once knew an Admirable Crichton. He possessed a genius for everything except money making. His name was Lawrence Dudley. As the real Crich- ton was in the service of the Duke of Mantua, a tutor to the duke's son, so Dudley, after taking every honor in the universities he attended, went south and tutored in the family of a wealthy planter named La Fourche. He taught Marie La Fourehe music and prepared young Ben La Fourche for college. This was in the autumn and winter of 1860-61, and the spirit of civil war was red hot in the south. Dudley had so fascinated many of the planter fami- lies that the fact of his being a Yankee df(l not change their enthusiasm for him. However, it finally came to his ears that La Fourche had been ad- vised to send him north to save him from rough treatment. Dudley asked La Fourche if his presence in the house- hold was compromising. "By no means," replied the planter. "Everybody knows my loyalty to the south. Moreover, if you leave, Ben will not be ready for college, and I am anxious to have him enter next June." "Then you are quite willing that I should maintain my position?" "Act your own pleasure." The next day a printed circular wan received by each and every man in the place whom Dudley knew, challenging all comers to argue the question brew- ing between the states with knife, pis- tol, small sword, cutlass, lance, Jave- Un, halberd, any kind of weapon that had ever been used by contentious man. In any other part of the world such a circular would have excited laughter. In the south, where the tour- ney Of old has often sprung up like a flower from a root dormant for centu- ries, the case was different. The young planters of high degree met informally for consultation as to what should be done. They decided to send a polite note to Dudley accepting the challenge, the test to come off in a tourney. The day was set, though Dudley averred that the meeting should be no gloved affair and none but the necessary men witnesses stould be present. The parties met iu a secluded spot hedged in by trees. There were three men present, each of whom had re- ceived a circular, as well as several strangers who had got wind of the af- fair and come uninvited. The first man pitted against Dudley was Stew- art Anderson, who had studied defense with foils in Paris aud had fought sev- erat duels with the rapier. The two men faced each other in shirt and trou- sers and began to fence. Within a minute Anderson's sword went flying over a tree. With true southern fire he called on Dudley to finish him. Dud- ley put his hand on his heart, bowed low and said he would not deprive the south of so worthy a gentleman. The next affair was with pistols, and Dudley ended it with a quick fire, shoot- ing the knuckle off his opponent. This was followed by an engagement with cutlasses, Dudley's opponent having been especially trained with this weap- on while at sea. Dudley parried the man's thrusts for awhile and then gave him a blow with the flat of his cutlass that stunned him. This finished the contests so far as the regular entries were concerned, but as the men were putting on their coats the strangers stepped forward and de- manded a chance at the Yankee. They were of a very different texture from the young planters, who had fough honorably and abided by the result. and evidently meant by hook or by crook to kill Dudley. The planters at- tempted to interfere, but Dudley ob- Jected, offering to give all comers a chance at his life. The gang put forward a desperado whose skill with the bowie knife was celebrated. There was a change in Dudley the moment he set eyes on the man. There can be no fooling with bowie knives, and Dudley knew that he must kill or be killed. The onlookers gathered about, expecting to see a des- perate struggle. They were disap- pointed. The signal to begin was giv- en by a pistol shot. Almost before the shot ceased to reverberate Dudley's knife was buried in his opponent's heart. There was an awed silence for a mo- ment Then the strangers made a rush for Dudley. The opponents he had vanquished sought to protect him, but before they could do so he had killed two more of the gang, when the othe took to flight. Dudley invited his opponents to the La Fourche plantation, where, stand- lag by a Sideboard with a glass in his hand, he recited an improvised humor- otis account of the affair in verse. How much longer Dudley maintained his position in the south I never learn- ed or whether he entered the Unio army. In the seventies I visited Italy and while chatting with a friend who Uved there he remarked: "By the bye, we have an American here for all the world like that cotch- man who served the Duke of Mantua. He is a professor in the university. He can run faster, shoot straighter, drink harder, talk more languages, write better verse, deliver better ser- mons than any scholar, pirate or cler- yman that ever lived." "Oh, I know who that isl It's Law. reuse Dudley." "That's the man--DudleY. Around kre they call him Crichton." MELANCHTHON W. PARSONS. "BEAR FREQUENT REPETITION. We cannot tell you too often I,Or too much about the t STUD 00KER. | t McDONAL CO. THEO. tIABERNAL MRCHAN , , All.Oil. v 116 YESLEI WAY ' COMMERCIAL STREET BOILER' WORKS. H. W. MARKEY, PROPRIETOR MANUFACTURER and REPAIRIR ( of BOILERS Marine Work a SPECIALTY. 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