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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1875)
THE WEST SHORE.
(Gmhdtdfrom fourth pagt.)
Calvin Cooke, one of nature's noblemen,
whom I met at " Barlow's Gate " returning
from the campaign against 'ltlmik'ti,
Clokamo, Tamahai, Kiamauttnpkin, Isttia
slialackut, and their Cayiisc c mfc;!cratcs,
who murdered Dr. Whitman the year be
fore. (The five Indians named were after
wards delivered up, Uwn demand of (ien.
Jo. Lane, tried befure Jud-rc Pra.t, and
hung together on one galluus in Orrgon
City.) I will add in fammt, that, at " Ilai
low's Gale" 1 met with an old acquaint
ance Carey Chambers, formerly from
Oalcslurg, Illinois, who, wili ;li icl of
the volunteers, was returning from a cam
paign against the Cayuscs, that h.id told
fearfully on their wardrobe, though made
in the main of buckskin. Chambers, true
to the noble heart that thumjicd beneath
his buckskin shirt, tendered me a voke of
fat cattle liclonging to the army, to aist
mc through the Cascades. Uion declining
to accept them, and designating a man who
stood more in need of them than 1, h ; told
mc they had a baud of w ild Spanish cows.
which the boys would caich with a tar at if
J thought I could yoke and work them in
my team. 1 told him I could yoke and
work a pair of the bulls of I'ashan if the
litys would lead them up.
That yoke of wild cow prmcd to be
just what we wanted. They pulled up hill,
and pulled just as hard down hill. The)
ficver failed to pull, though their neclts
Minn became terribly galled and swelled.
W'a were out fourteen camps from t! c
Gate to Yamhill, and every night I chained
those cows in the yoke to a tree, and fed
them on bushes. With this usage they
worked hard, and gave milk enough to
keep our babies fat, and enable mc to
get a valuable young skeleton horse
through, which took kindly to bread and
milk while in the mountains.
The "men folks" in Yamhill had nearly
all gone to the newly discovered gold mii.es
in California. A few that were left, at the
urgent solicitations of the women, put up a
small log cabin, chinked and daubed the
cracks, and put a mud chimney in it.
"warranted to draw" by the architect, who
left the piiutsol hands in the "cats " made
of mud and grass, as he laid the long rolls
over the slicks and palled them down widi
his hands. A lawyer tf Si. Helens, now
gtown up and married, said to me last
week, that though " I was then only two
years old, 1 remember just how the piints
of tluit man's hands looked to me in the
mud on that chimney, and how the infernal
thing smokc-d." The chimney did "diavv1
very well, but drew down most ol the time.
The winter of '48-9 was very cold, and
we had a good deal of snow. The girls of
the neighborhood, dressed in common
shceling colored with lea grounds many
going to school through the snow barefoot.
The Ihwh wore buckskin, and some of ihctn
had moccasins. 1 was fortunate enough to
own one boot; full ot holes tin, ugh it was,
and the leg and heel of another. A raw
hide toot was siilched to this fiaction eveiv
night, with buckskin "w lungs." One of
my Ikiv scholars assisted mc even' night m
mending it, or as he called ii " uliic
ing " it.
Of my boy scholars, one of ihem aher
waids went in Congress from Oregon, and
was afierw.uds apiKiinicnl by Lincoln, Chief
Justice of Idaho. I'nc of Ihem became
the editor ol a medical journal, and is now
a successful practicing physician in Salem.
Ono is a promising young lawyer at St.
II ileus. Another became president of a
College at .Monmouth, and is now the State
Superintendent of hiblic Instruction for
Oregon. Another, afterwards became the
Governor of Oregon, then Governor of
Utah, and U considered in New Kngland
to-day as one, of the best stump ora'ori on
the Continent. In those davi we ate on
tin dishes, made our coffee at peas, and
drank it out ol tin cups, without sugar or
milk. We had little else to eat but beef,
lMed, and boiled as; and many had not
even Iwef or vegetables. The streams
were not bridged. So in going to mill in
the winter, e carried gram, wagons and
yokes over streams on foot-logs, loaded up,
yoked up, after swimming over the cattle,
and drove on till we came to another
stream. Sometimes the bottoms were so
inundated we had to raft for half a mile.
Our nearest putt office was Oregon City
thirty-rive miles distant. Here, also, we
generally went to mill. Some of the best
flour I ever had was made by R. R.
Thompson, who tended mill in Oregon
Citv. Thompson could run a grist mill,
build a steamboat, or build a cradle, and,
like Hilly Gray of Boston, do it well. This
is probably the reason why he is now one
of the wealthiest men in the State. Kx
Gov. G. I.. Curry now has a son twenty
six years old, who was first rocked to sleep
in a cradle made by Capt. Thompson.
These were the days, it is often said, that
' tried men's souls." Not a bit of it. We
were happy and contented. We had good
health, and had no burthens laid upon us
that we weie not able and willing to bear.
Immigrants of to-day, as a general rule,
make ten times more fuss about the
"g-u-r-real undertaking" of coming to
Oregon in ten days in palace cars, and by
steamer, lhan immigrants did then. If the
new-comers would bear in mind what the
early settlers experienced, instead of growl
ing about " privations " now, they would be
glad that somebody came before and pre
pared for them a home.
MR. G. I10ITKR, Resident Agent, (Kan
sas.) of the Oregon Board of Immi
gration. ESTABLISHED IN I860.
All WiMlt niullluml WnrnmttHl 11. rof refuted.
J. R MILLER,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
in r it mi m i orui'ir mu mi tig, rortiami, u.
Iiit"iiti r, Mini 11 fort urt-r uud ltealt-r iu
Fine flilrha Clocks Jeitlrj, Sil.emarc aid SpnUclet.
(S8TASTLY OS IU!f1-W.tTtHKI OV TIIK WWT
v rrU'hliiti'il iiNiki-ia ill' KiirnK- it lid Allli'tlt'ii, VlH'frlt
WH ALLEY FECHHEIMER,
Attorneys at Law,
Room Nun. 7 and In ftliBiui'd llnllilhiK. rorntu
Klmt unii A.li KtrtvU, Cortland.
A. C. UIIHW. K. a. lll'ttilk.
GIBBS ft HUGHES,
Attorneys and Counselors at
Ankru) 'HullllNr, II nraim., Portland, O.
Hill in-tit'll.t- in nil court nf RVmril In Mir 8U1c, ml
!) iwrwiuiur nil nil urn 10 nut met id I Hp v. B. (unit
tt. WILLI tut.
WILLIAMS ft MYERS,
And Doalara in Grooarlet, Oregon and
So. li, Central HhH-k, Kronl hi., IVrtlainl, 0n,
I tan ht J, Malarkeu,
Produce &, Commission Merchant,
S.'APLE GROCERIES t PROVISIONS,
liuuihea.t cor. S'lrtl anil Mark HI.,
htrtlnml, Oregon. I'on.ixnnient. aollclled.
o r e isj- b x V
Ask ad First BtreaU,
t'KTKIt W1I.IIKI.M, Proprietor
AM. rillKXIM INVITED TO CALL
CHR0M0S F0R AIL
N KXTKNHIVR HTIK-K Or CII1MMOH
J ha. orell itrlie.l by E. W. ltYAN. Mt.onlc
Tvliiple. Tlilnl Ml. The.? Chrmnua were .elected
IH'rMtiiNlly during a recent visit In the Kwt, ami
ur.irnit iu IirvB. V Nil aim Imie,
harrt j. Mccormick,
COUNTING HOUSE STATIONER.
Bookseller and I'ublisber,
ritASKI.IN book sTortr.,
CHAMPION CT THE WORLD.
W'AHNK.Kfl MAlIU: PO!.IH-ONE TRIAL
snvim-ttiiip)M rmt, tifnulrtB Call
pwnla tllfrwhlnt whlwalt prtc inluotHl.
Owin. Nvr lulling-"!. O. K.(,-Uy 1U
Thlnl 8k, ttu Morrtwa, Portland, O.
V8TAMIMN0, fl.,nUlx ,lonr , by
Id buying tbe
Improved Home Shuttle Sewing Machine,
v.. fttvlfi. fV1b.
CLOTH PLATE EVEN WITH TABLE,
XT"0. 1, WITH ORNAMKNTAL IKUW ni Any
N Blark Walntit Top, Price, W. tio.tio;
No. tt. KO. Every Machine guarunwed to gle
Straight Necdlo, Lock Stitch. Etiualiy goou
For Fine or Heavy Work.
Don't Bellrre Pnlie Statement, ol AgontM
truvellng for other MiicliincH.
Rnl aenncy Sarjrent'i New Patent Caitora,
4 Wheel. Kit all Machine.
Oil unit Needles-all kind.
GEO, W. TRAVER.
Mnimfiit.tiirBr' Aiitint. 8. W. cimier Uorrloii n nil Tlilnl
8lmrl, PorlUutl, Ort-gou.
READ AnO SnGWVOUR NEIGHBOR I
AMERICAN WATCHES AT PRIC EH LOWER
thun any other enlahllnhment on the coaht.
U'fl havn atttmli.) Drlcn lltttlt whlvb Wfl Will (lend to
any address upon application. Afullaiisorlment
of Jewelry and Silver Wure always on hand at
me loweai prices, jemuirj ui.ivi ...v
shortest notice. Special attention paid to repalr
lnj( WtilcheH, anil Jewelry by experienced work
men. Theonly Jewelry Manufactory in Portland.
"Oregon Jewelry MitniifHiriurlng Co.'r
L. C. HKN1UC11HEN tt CO., Piopl'K,
No. 109 Flrt Si., I'ortland, Oregon.
1 rT THIKD-ST., POUTLAND, DEALER
I ill Eiijjhsh, Frjiich und American Dry
Uoods. A liirge variety of Fresh Seasonable
DreM Goods on hand and ottereil at very moder
ate prlnen. Hampies by mall, tf deslretL Orders
Kollclted and promptly lilieU lu tlie most .careful
North British and Merrnntlle and
r'lrt-mun'B Fund Innurance to'it.
A SUETS EXCRKD 810,000,000.
ED. HALL, General Acont,
an front Street, ihutlnnd, Or.
(Late of Mew Yvrk,)
JJItEMM AND CLOAK MAKER, ROOM 7,
Cor. First it Washington's.,
jOver Clarke ft Henderson's Shire, Port U ml.
irst Class Stand,
irst Class Cigars,
irst Class Custom.
IRST AND ALDER ST8.
At S. L. STONE'S
Comer First anil Ash Streets, Portland,
Can be had the
FINEST IMPORTED CANDIES IN TOWN ;
1 Iiivaun Cigars, and Clgurltas, Tobacco, ftp., Ac.
And dealer In Fine Chroinoa, Steel Engrav
Intpt, Alnldlntfa, etc..
Cor. Third und Morrison-sis., Portland.
8. G. SKID MORE,
Druggist and Apothecary,
111 FIRST STREET,
I'ortland, - - - Oregon,
Study Eionomy by using
It is the beat ami cheapest. (Full weight.)
VaT Ask for it aud take no other.
WNUUU ASP IBTAIU VBW WHK r1CV
J. B. A. HIVIKRK,
Imkhitkhokiu man HAiii.PitAcrit'Ai,
Win Muker.and lluir Worker In Kvery Mtvle;
iJidle' Hair l-restttnn, Third St., bet, WaKhlniitoii
und Alder, Portland, OreKiiii.
mr t'ountry onlurs promptly attended to.
JOHN A. BECK,
"IVTATCIIMAKKK 4 JKWKl.KIt, im FRONT
Jf 8t lrilnnd, Oreiron. Holect assortment
of Qold and Plalrd Jrwrln- Pbbl Npetta
rlra, and Brttt Thomas' i'lorks. 8ptial atten
tion Riven to repairing Watches, t'looks and
Marcus M. KpaurdInK, Morton M. Hpauldlng.
FRESH MEATS of all kinds, Mess Heef
and Pork, Hams, Baron, Iard, Etc.,
Central Markvt, "tails Nac. 1 , Portland.
IHn-cl tiuiiortpr lid Ib-.lr In
TJ bCJ U (0 LLi
INCTRTTWrMTS fV Ai v
lt& Kin 8t" V,n,Jni T,,yuf. I'ortland.'o.
Bvau Tuavtl and ttvpahrd.
Piano Slakev ni Tunc.
VPRIUirr, GRAND AND SQUARE PIANOS
Mad. la Orarr.
MANUFACTURERS ANI WHOLESALE
S1"1' "n'"J A.h, IVinlml,uiTnD.
aW-tall .iiUexamtn. our .tuck btfor pun.Tia.1
Ing tltrwhrra. (.-unsl.nmpnu Mllcltil. an
bu.lnni tnlru.lfd u u. will nmlv. pruu.pt u-
J. KRAEMER $ CO.,
BoOtS fc SllOCSj
47 FRONT STREET,
1'ortlaiid, . . . . - Oregon.
DIRECT IMPORT WO II SI
Hun Jiut nieiif d u Urgti and R snnt 8iwk of
Selected pcreouully durlnj aecenltrlp, ,
A I no. a foil line of Watch milker's and Jew!,
er'a Tuols and MatertaU.
Buporlor Imlucemonls are offered to the Tnda,
Agent for llir iliiimond HpecIarlM,
Call and Examine the N'ew Goods.
No Plated Jewelry. Only One Price. "
GRAND CENTRAL ESTABLISHMENT,
Iniportera ami vrliolrulc dealtnfn
Faney Goods, Toys, Baby Carringej,
MUSIC BOXES, ALBUMS ANO WDRI BOUI,
Crockery, Glass and Plated Ware,
LAMPS AND LAMP STOCK,
Bohemian and Parian Vases,
TOIIiKX SETS, ETC.,
00 Plrst St., Portland, Orejron,
PIONEER. ONE DOLLAR STORE.
ZAN mtoi-. ,(fc CO.
Brooms, Bruslies and lfisps,
Wliiilchilu tienlcrti in
WOODEN AND WILLOW WARE,
Also, M ii mi fact 1 1 re rt of
Patent Corrugated, Spiral & Socket Brooms,
111 and US Davis St., San Franoiseo, Cat,,
No. 8 NORTH FRONT ftTRKKT,
LABOR OMNIA VINCIT
atinotiiireH that lio Is not a r
OKO. H., cornet.
Front and Wah-iiiRion-Ht.,
annomireti that ho Is not a ' rt A WTTT?T
rurally ollicc In the gift of Hie
beR leave to remind those who Q
arecaiidhUucK, iw well as all hiisliiesi men and
the public generally, that hoTnHly prepared
to promptly execute all ordBfti for
JOB PRINTING IN All ITS BRANCHES
iH-uiiieni iieni iteniitretron. run
A. B. MILLBK.
Pacific Candy JUanufactory
A. E. MILLER A CO., - Proprietor,
So. Fiwt Ht,. bi-t. Pine and i itik, Portlmid, Ogv.
ManiifiM-tiiri-rs of AIIKRH'AN ami PRKSVH CANDIK8.
VT Iji-llr. . m-iim nmt B. Iieihrnrnt HhWu.
tyOriiimiPntnl ( nkca Ten U'r.lilinitu, Btc, a 8io111t
Cuuiilr.i utile prniillv Htlviiilril to.
Oregon Transfer Company.
OFFICE AND HAfllt Stibtt
. W. corntr of Horond and Htark Hlreets.
UNTIL Fl'ItTIIKK NOTICE. OUR CAU
rlaiie Ri.tes will be it follows:
uauing, WoenlH tin hour.
Riding, 91 oil un hour.
To or lruni Trulim unJ Mioimiii. sa...,.. ....
tlM,l OOiienuple. ' '
Kunuruls,! j)a Hack.
Ol'ITZ 4 WINTTER, rroprietors,
Flnl St., tit to cor. of Ptn PoHland,
Man ii fact n rem of all kinds of
Crackers, Bread, Cakes',
PILOT, SHIP AMD NAVY BREAD
Always .old below 8an Francisco prlcM.
Cor. First aud Mudison Sta.
J. J. IMBRIE, Sm.
A NEW INVENTION.
THE GRANGER CHURN
P,HI!RNan,,'ICKER' EASIER MAKES
l.rio, than anjr oilier churn In ih. markau
Invented h, A. Ooodnouih and T. T. Drannra.
North rim bum, betwt.ii B and C.
GRANGE MARKET CO
. kAtriUN. r. 1 AKIN
WiM UM, Faruaai, o.