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OH IKS, 1X1 TAKKIT.
Th Vi'mr am ttur walk th sueeis.
AM ktsnly (rwU all frlwuli h mwtn,
And Uton Mini he, "Will yo Mihwrlbo,
And KM in awd yvu llio Wr WM"
ya thy my 4 "A far sad Bear, 1
W hrar Um Wan Mini brtug r4 ehesr,
Ym, Inks my name, and wind to m,
Tlia Wsrr Kids frum all uvyfw."
Now Hra, lt ntlin oontont,
H with yst la your fod Intvnl,
Tb WMT8inalumn AU wtlb new,
" Your radn with w lift Inftuw.
for nw w know, yon'rs onmt (a suy,
To make ih VmHim wlu lu way,
TttMwillln him boost,
To oars Ui Wmt io rul lb row(,
Your pot now, ha mut tutwld,
And tttt the news in Mi Wm Hum,
And whw h1 rd th eulmnn tbruugh,
In rhymt hs'U bid yon. til dlu,
To all who nxul tit Wsxrtiitis Ihnnnctt,
rtrswelt, larswell, now 1st u ml,
Be (ur and hd lb taat requwa,
Tak lit Wear Bn.
wav mtm motkm.
Aiulir, Or., Oct IS, isi.
A stroll through the oouutry find
the farmer busily ennrmred sowluc
. grata, W will my how, that w pre
dict a good a price fur grain next year,
M we have receive this. The ctttami
of the aiiokut town of Alrlla are a wkl
wake people, aud In counte of Urn
they will have a lively, prosperous, bua-
lues, oouutry vlllimte. Bltuated aa It la,
la the true Luekhuuute valley, it ha
eonttguua to It, a beautiful country,
with a anil, which for fertility can not
be excelled In any part of Oregon,
From this polut waa aeut J. K. Wli
llama, father of Wayne, to Oregon City
to occupy a tent aa a member of the
first territorial legislature of Oregon ;
was, I believe, In 1017. Williams thus
being oue of tike first representative
from Folk to repreneut the people in
law making aswmbly. This precinct
was in early times the ban tier Demo
eratlo product In the county, and still
contiuuestoholdltsowu. From this
point. Alrlle, we look upon the farms
euttled upon In 1843 by J. E. Williams,
J. M. Blmpsun, Grveubury Smith,
Isaao Staats, J. M. Forrest, and others,
but who now have passed beyond the
ken of mortal vlslou. Conttgous
this polut was raised Die grain, which,
In part, supplied the wants of the Immi
grant of 1846. Here, twenty-live years
ago, Wayne hurrahed o vociferously
Kr Ben llavden, that he missed bis
footing and slipped Into a gopher hole.
Here In the spring of 1840, J. Williams
packed rails out of the brush, kwuled
them on a wagon, hauled them out,
and put them up around the first field
that was fenced In this locality. Borne
of these rails are still visible, which
' goes to prove the lasting qualities of our
fir Umber. In sight of this place Is the
point where the first visit by a physi
clan was made on the Lucklamute.
That physician was J. W. Boyle, aud
he had to swim his horse across the
creek to get there. Near here la where
O.B. Smith with his twenty 'cows
which he brought across the plains In
1845, commenced his Oregon life, and
- accumulated considerable wealth.
Here is where the first Justice of the
peace appointed for lolk held bis court,
and continued to hold It for about
twenty consecutive years. Within
mile of this place was born a male child
that served in the army during the late
civil war. This Is a very historic polut
In Folk, and there are many features
and Incidents connected with it, which
if oonpiled In book form, would makes
volume of exceeding Interest. The first
rails that were ever made in this vicin
ity, were made by the man first execu
ted for murder In Folk, Adam Wem-
ple. That man made the rails for J. M.
iorrest, and we were always of the
opinion that be was sadly demented lu
mind, and if the Insanity dodge bad
been in vogue then, In all probability
be would have escaped Buttering the
penalty for his crime. On the bank of
the Lucklamute near here, is where J.
E. Williamsaud J. M. Simpson caintwil
for a few days before actually locating.
A heavy rain came on, the banks over
flowed, and in the night tbey fouud
themselves surrounded by water. Wes,
"our Wes," rallied them out, mounted
an old white mule and piloted them to
a place of safety. One lady grabbed un
der her pillow for ber lost dollar, shriek
ing "if that Is lost I'll never get an
other." But she lived to arrive at a
state of comfort and alllueuce. Near
here is where we saw a "Boston man"
In battle array with an Indian. Two
aquaws, with butcher knives drawn,
coming to the Indian's assistance, the
"Boston man" was obliged to abandon
the conflict and leave the Indian in
possession of the battleground. In a
fir grove close by we killed what was
called a "California lyoa." David
Stump made the fatal shot that caused
his "majesty" to drop to the earth.
He was soon stripped of his hide, and
to test the virtue of lyoti's meat, am
out of pure curiosity, some nice portions
of the animal were cooked, but the
nauseating taste of our prepared viand
proved conclusively to us that we could
find better luxuries elsewhere. V We
think O.B. Smith's family must still
have the skin of that animal.
There was 48,000 bushels of gralu
stored at Alrlle this season, 12,000 of
which has been shipped. The Hasting
Bros, report business good in the mer
cantile line. All up this way speak In
highest terms of the West Hidb. Lit
tle Myrtle, the future mistress of the
presidential mansion, Is growing finely.
We vlHlted the school here, and found
twenty-eight scholars enrolled. A fine
looking set of youngsters. Mr. J. E,
.Russell, teacher, is highly esteemed by
his patrons. We visited 0. O. Hamlin
who lives near by, passed the night
with him and was pleasantly enter
' talned by himself and wife His wife is a
daughter of J. J. Williams, and a great
grand-daughter of Daniel Durbin, who
first settled near Independence in 1847.
We were acquainted with Mr. Durbin
fifty-three years ago In Platte county,
f Missouri. He was somewhat eccentric
in his ways, but withal, an honest and
' true hearted man, . We were present In
- law when he received a load of shot In
Ills shoulder from a shot gun fired by a
man who became offended at some of
his remarks. Hamlin lives on the old
Hen. Fuller place. Fuller was an Immi
grant of 1845. He was a prominent man
In Folk in early days, and for ft time
was a contractor to supply the Indians
with beef under thesuperlntendency of
S. W. Nesinlth, "Hen" was noted as
the handsomest man in Polk, and he
looked Just like J. It. N, Bell. Speak-
i lug of beef, the Alrlle butcher, Bpods
llevlns slaughters Ave or tlx beeves a
week. Beef eaten u this way. We
called ou Mr. Jam Wheeler Mid found
htm aa ever, oourteou and hospitable,
There were three pair of twin at his
house, and another pair lu tha neigh-
borhood. No nets) uf Immigration from
the wast to deusely populate that a
Hon of country. Mr. Wheeler la pre
paring to lessen hi farming operation v
And well he may. Ht la advanced In
years, and by tudustry aud economy
ha acwurvd a ouuipeteuea for tha
r of WnrrBiDK Items. Wes Williams
Is still sUrrlugmuud Alrlle, and de
lights lu oonvvrtlug on topic relating
to early time ou tha Luoklamut. He
Is a perfcot aucyelopedla or facta con
nected with tarty MtUeiueut kere-
Kuowlug that sitae in tha War
bids I limited a to our uotca, we
hav reserved soum luterestlng item
until Inclination again moves us to
present them, Wawlah to visit the
Pee D oouutry at some time not wry
distant, meet with friend there, and
gather such Items of Interest aa may
be attainable. Although, not finan
cially Interested In the publication of
tha Whs Bid, It being tha people'
paper, and not the Journal of any par
ticular locality, w taka pride In see-
oudlngtua efforts of tha publisher of
that sheet In making It a vehicle of
news, and a grand (action In tha pro
gressive development or the resource
of the entire couuty. Vive, vale.
Th Larfssl Kvwf.
The largest newspaper ever published
in Oils oouutry wss the Illuminated
Quudmie Qmtttllathm, New xork,
July 4, 1JB9, a monster paper filled to
overflowing with useful and entertain-
mg reading mr everybody, it was a
38,000 edition, and was sold at fifty
cents a copy. Th sis of this masta
don sheet was 70x100 luches, or almost
49 square feet, 8 page, IS column,
each 48 luche Id kngth. It waa Illus
trated with good portraits of President
James Buchanan, Edward Everett,
Henry Ward Beeeher, X P.Itauks,
Edwin U. Chsplo, Horace. Clreely,
Elisabeth Barrett lirowutiig, Alexan
der von Humboldt, James Gordon Ben
nett, and other. Tha papereootalned
thirty-six ditU'reut poema entire,
among them being "Braddock'i De
feat; or tha battle of Houongahela," a
poem of sixty-four eight Una verses, oc
cupying ou eolutnu and a fourth, or
exactly five feet of space. Among
other article of especial note published
In that levlthian sheet waa that cele
brated "Moon Hoax," taken from a
copy of the New York Sun published
In 1835, The weight of tha paper re
quired for th edition of 28,000 was
equal to that required for printing
2,000,000 copies of either the New York
3nm or Jleralil The paper cost the
publisher, Mr, George Roberta, 00 a
ream, and each ream weighed 800
pounds. It required the work of forty
persons ten hours per day for eight
weeks to set up and publish this gigan
I am Ready for Buclncco.
The latest and best styles of Dress Patterns,
with trimming, just received.
In Clothing and Overcoats, big Inducements, for
I overstocked myself, and therefore offer the
same very near at cost Never so cheap in
the history of Independence. (
In shoes, hats, and ladies' jackets, a large assort
ment. Please examine my stock before purchasing, for I
know you WILL SAVE 25 PER CENT if
you. buy or me. Kemember my place ot bus
iness, next aoor to uuster ec lockg, . Yours,
0 car b ddii
WHO WILL BE THE REAPERS?
Prim f in I'O per day swsiu llw mimIc
Emm wlm will pus"" now. tin luiwrluiiiw
tmmtf Ui in.um yint nunww In rnM'nt
fusrstwsna nimt ainill work ua fcll
Hunitratla sr wsllln r It, mid IhobsrVnit
will b srMl, Thu iMmk nmisiii Ms mysl
yusrtii Mniiiimufliauilln svsrly liu lili,
I W bwutilYillr bound in cTuili. with llluinl.
ashMt tmvom, r'I'l, mlvsr, snd lilwk uni
Ins.snd will Siruuly ti. lu"lllrwulriiil.
ktiMlllbuml lories inailn known tin i.iillu
Uus. AildnsM, l I'. MII.I.KH M
ill Main ulrmt, Hlm-k tun. I'sl.
Pram Terminal as larlr Polnta
lb BiJ IS B
la tha lino ttaka
It fat tha DINING CAR KOUTK.
It runs throucU vostlbulcd tmina
everf day in the yew to
EMi o cm
B4 But CoaLravaniy,
Ppeaklng of bed bug In th Insane
asylum the Democrat is informed that
Dr. Harry Lane used several too of
bed bug exterminators, aud still they
wouldn't leave; -that he furnished
towlea, but the trickier patients tore
theiu up and disposed of them as font
furulsod, uutll it got tlrvsoute; that
he ordered the seventy bedsteads him
self that Dr. Rowland put lu the asylum
sometime before he left, aud that the
patients Instead of sleeping on the floor
slept on very heavy hair mattresses.
We mention these things In order to
add Interest to the controversy .-Albany
A Palmyba, Mo., man accumulate
oausiderable money, and makes a
business of dividing It among bis
ohildren at Intervals. Last week he
divided $1.5,000. With previous
divisions this makes 1121,000 be has
distributed among his six children.
He doesn't think It best for a man to
get too rich, and has adopted this
meant of keeping tils fortune down
to a modest level. The plan Is satis
factory to him, and the children are
An Inhuman story Is told of a "fulth
cure" family In Michigan, whose am
was taken wltb malignant diphtheria,
and they refused to call In a physician,
notwithstanding the protest of neigh
bors. It Is unfortunate that erroneous
faith will lead people to sacrifice the
lives of tbelrchlldreu In such a manner,
Full li and works united Is wise for the
body aa well u for the soul.
(Ne ohang of Car)
i an i m m
of Latest Equipment.
Boat Unit can bo coiitdructtH, iind
In which iiecomniodittloiiH nru Iwth
FUEB and funilHhed for hokkm of
first or second cliuu tickets, and
ILIEiHI D1I CCJLCIIES.
continuous line conuectlna with all
lines, aud atttmling direct and uulnh'r
I'ullriinn-stM'Per reservation cnu le
secured lu advance through any agent
of the road.
ThruUKh tieketstoand from all points
In America, Knglaud. and Ktirope, csn
be nurchssed at any ticket ofltce uf this
Kull Information coueenilng rattw,
time of trains, mutiis, and other deUtils,
furnished on application to any airent,
or to A. IX niAtlLTOX, AUlnt
Qeuerat laiienger Agent, Ko. til First
street, l'ortlaud, Uregtm.
Whan In win! of a
O IB tF EB
Coiiiq to this wtalilUlinictit fur It.
It can always bo relied on for flue
And tho nsaal variety of frUi
cakm and plt.
A full lino of fi wli grocorhw and
cnnntnl msnta mid frulU of every
All thelwulliigbnimlMof (oluuwo
S. 1 1,
Parlfle tk FLOOD, Cnrea COSSTIPATIOJI, IXDIOEHTIOJf,
BIMOUSMBSH.LIVtK rOwI'MIMT.i.KICX HEtDACIIE. COLDii,
PIMPLES, all Ski rmT10N!i, and DISEASES ABI81SQ Area
1U QenuiM IIAMBVHO TEA ti tmiup (a YELLOW WRAPPERS
Uk FatrimUt Swt of EM1L FKISK.
RCOINOTON OO. AaiKTS. tut PAeea
din nv all DKi HoiaT and siairrnra.
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
The biggest orange tree in America
I claimed to be In Terrebone, La. It
la fifteen feet in circumference and
forty feet high. The yield this year Is
expected to reach ten thousand o run gin.
The Name and Tame.
0 Wisdom's llobcrtlne is known from
the Atluutlo to the Pacific. The de
mand for this elegant toilet article has
spread so rapidly that It can now be
bud In every city, town and hamlet In
the United Btutes, likewise In many
foreign countries, a position it could
never have attained did It not poHsess
race and unquestionable merit, It
beautifies and preserves the complex-
Ion, repairs the dsimiges done by the
use of the many dangerous compounds
now In the murket, and by Its tonic
and stimuiatiiiK enect restores the skin
to a natural, healthy action. Wisdom's
Robert! ne Is as harmless as the morn
ing dew, as subtile In Its action as the
magic's wand, and aa liivlslble--snve
the hioom anu delicacy it gives to the
cheek-as the air we breathe. Iteud
the testimonials from famous artistes,
celebrated chemists and eminent nhv-
Dr. Henley's Enirllsh Dandelion
Tonic cures indigestion and consti
pation and tones up the entire system.
Hcaldlng pains while urinating Indi
cate kidney troubles that lead to
H right's disease. Oregon Kidney Tea
will stop them,
FUst-Clas Turnonta for Commercial Traveler Price reasonable and 8aUefe
tlon guaranteed. Ulve us a Call.
KOBTU END MAIN STREET, J. If. JONES, Psona.
Buns high tt the drag (tore in this
place over System Builder as everybody
is nsincr it for catarrh, of stemscb, dys
pepsia, constipation and impure blood,
sod to build np the system it certainly
possesses wonderful merit when all spenk
so well of it,
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Partle having Lands); for sale
Hud It to their odvautage to
List Tholr Proporty
Wltb till Company, a ihey ar dally
ending lists of land east, thus plac
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J. W. K1IIKLAND. President.
Mitchell Sc Bohannon
SASIt AND DOOKS
AUl SCROLL aiWIKU.
THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY !
b tad Kr fcL b t) b:::t
and 20 Air
, all in cultivation and m&l to Mt to ftult, within wren mm
of Oregon's capital, for
75.00 PER ACRE
Jflue fourth oaah and the balance in throe equal, annnal paymenUj or aet out to fruit and cultivated throe
yean for 9175.00 PER ACRE.
For further information tend for pamphlet to
THE OREGON LAND COMPANY,
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We 've been asked that question a hundred timet
lately by people who bought goods at our counter)
goods they were used to paying double the money for.
But do n't waste your wonder; we got the Roods honestly-paid
good money for them and they are ours
to throw away, give away, or sellaway under regula
prices. We choose to do the last.
You owe it to yourselves to come around
and " stock
up " at these unheard-oi
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Highest market price paid for flit Stock, Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal, Etc
aii uuisuiuw oe Butuea montaly.
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WtA.li, Ar. flan Francttoa Lt. iwmr.it.
AboTS tralua (top only at tollowlnf Matloai
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Albany Local Dally (Except Sun'y)
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Albany. .....)4.t. forUaad .ISU
Pullman Buffet Sleepers.
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS.
omaoaattoa or eoBdlaM paswoisiSj
ir, nwuwi n szaitai llama,
Weat Bide Division.
Between Portland and CorTallU
MAIL' TRAIN HAaT(EieptSondayO
4.M. ILt. . fortUd Ar.l lNp.2
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B:M.M.lAa Corraill T.Hll;
AtAlkany and CorrtlUi esansel with balm at
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PPtSai ma MILT (Except Blind?)
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TssocsaTicxm to all roan
r-lorttekaliand ta formation Mcardlnf ratal
apaoj'i afaut atisdapaa