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PRLWILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1890.
Published Every Saturday
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
Ono your 50
Six niuaLhav 1 oO
(l'ay-it)lt; iu advance)
OricK In Masonic Building.
STATE OFFICIAL DIRECTORY:
.. (iKO. W. MClKIIE
.. G. W. Webb
.. .. Frank Baker
. E; B. MttLROV
er-ary of dtate
St.pt. fb. Instruction .
i4juprrat Court .
J !( seventh Dl.triet.
rrculum Attorney .
J.int .euutor. . .
in x. r. lore
W. w. ni.wr.1
K. ti. STKAHAl
.. t J. N. Liui.ru
Wx. f. Lord
I J. tl. MITCHELL
. J. II. bir.B
W. K. Kl.nn
. . C. A. CcHiaucix
County Otiiciai IMrectory:
-rreeniacive J W. Williamson
C.uuly Jndire J. O. oUm.nbi:
ConiiuLsiouer, (Wx. ro.-TEK
(II- '. Hill
County Clerk 't- M. 1kok
Sheriff iol foB
Treasurer T. M. bALDis
8euo.il Superintendent J 1 C L''
tMMI M. Kelly
8ur.yor ... W. K. M FahlaM)
Cor.u.r DR. 11- 1'KLhNAr.
Block Inspector J. O. Ikji'Tiut
J. P. Prlueville Precinct J. L. U'culy
ARRIVAL AND DEl'ARTUKE OP MAILS.
Dalles and PatNEviLLB Leaves Prinevllle
every day exi:eut Sunday al a A. M.; arrive.
every day except Monday at nr.ii.
PmNKViu.: AND feu ESS Leaves Prinevllle
Monday at 6 a. a.; arrives ai rriueviue emr
day at JU r. M. -
FeiNeville ad Camp Pole leaves Prlne
vlU Moirday at 4 a. m.; arrives al frluevilie
Tuesday at o r. X.
Mitchell and PrlnevUle Leaves Mitchell on
iin.iiiv ,l fn.Ui al 6 A. M.; arrive at
prlu.Mille atiir ,of same days; returns to
Miieuell on iiieaauy aim sauirusy.
Prinevllle and Unrdiu Leaves Prinevllle
Wednesday ..I i a. m.; return, tu rrlueviue on
Saturday at (i r. M.
A.C. PAI.MEB, P. M.
MEE1INU OK SOCIETIES.
Prikeviu-e Lou'iK No. 76 A. F. & A. M. meets
On Saturday night be lore each full moon.
X. hi. li vmwis, W. M.
A. C. Palm EE, Sec.
Otiiaco Loime No. 16 L O. O. F. uieeto every
OcuocoLOD'is A. O. U. W. Xo. 101, meet on
k. secuod and la.t Monday ot each montu. ,
PeisevilleFire Coxr-ANY No. 1 meets the
first Monday evening ot every month
P KOFESS ION A L CARDS.
C. A. CLINE, Dentist,
Phi-neville, ------ Okeoon
AU dental work done iu the most approved
Local anxtOutict applied fur the yainlee
extraction oj teeih.
AU work doue at Portland prices.
H. P. BELKNAP, M. D.,
PIlYcSICIAN AND SUltGKON,
XWKVH.LE, ----- OkkGON
OfBce In 'te knaps' drug store.
CdO. W. BARNES,
Prinevili.e, ------- Oreoon.
O.-flee On Third Street.
ATTORN E Y-AT-LA W,
PtUNKYlLLE, ------ OrKODN.
OSce On street leading to court house, near
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
PaisevI'.li, ------ Oregok.
Wm. Jvl. SEbbB.PvSEr f bop.
- FirnulasH STOCK SADDLES and
MAKIN too ofevwry (1osc.1i!hjii.
Everything perta'n'ng to
tne traae or thi s country.
gJaTMlKork Wa. rai.ltd.
124 f4 price oa!y 25c (fostijttfu
Report triets, TiTaRd,
JgCort 5lf ModtrMe.TK.
Bargains for Credit
HOW WE RECAPTURED BILL
1 Storj Founded un Fads.
(Wrlttent for the Review by Otweis.) '
"I don't ?Fpose, the way I cut
across lot?, that it was more than
six or seven miles to the camp,!
it didn't seem but a little while 'till
J came out hi full sight of their j
camp. .You see. I'd got to used to J
tramping to V ten miles and back,
that I didn't think nothin' of a lit-
ue jauiu ec hub, anu i go ,ere
long oeiore i waniea w. i anew
it was no use a tryin' to do any-
thing till the camp was asleep, so
I jist lurked 'round at safe distance
and reconoirted. as the soldiers say.
As the night was dark I couldn't
find out much only as their tires
lighted things up right 'round the
camp. Occasionally I could hear
horses whinnyin', and I could tell
that they were on the other de of,
the camp, but I couldn't make out
whether they had sentinels out
guardin' them or not. Finally I
crept out 'round soft and still as a
cat to the other side, till I could see
horses niovin' about. But I could
not tell which from 'tother, so I
jist lay flat down and watched and
waited what seemed to me a power
ful long time. . All at once, as I lay
there with my neck stretched out
a watchin' and a lookin', there was
the awfullest yell, right over my
head it 'pea red like, and I reckon
I mtirt ha ve jumped 'bout a rod,
and away flew a big owl from a
b:iuh of bushes.
"Yes, it seems funny now, si:t'n'
here by the fire talkin' about it,
out it wasn't funny then, for if it
had have been a big Injun with his
tomahawk right over me I wouldn't
have beerj iwscarder I-reckon. ":
"I waited awhile longer, and then
the moon come up, and I b gun to
think I might venture a little
nearer. The camp had been still
and quiet this long time, and I
felt convinced that they were all
tleep long ago. Gradually and
cautioutdv I crept nearer, and
nearer, and I began to think they
-lidn'thave any guards out and
r,rew bolder and 'rose to my feet.
I had been thoughtful enough to
year a pair of moccasins 60 that I
made no noise. The moon was on
ihe wane and didn't give much
light, but enough that on comin'
nearer the band of horses I could
asily see that Bill was not among
them. There were only dark, or
spotted ones in the band, while, as
I've told, vou Bill was yellow, what
they call a buckskin out West.
Tnese were all loose, or hobbled,
and I knew they kept Kill tied, or
-Uked, or he would have come
icinie of his own accord and saved
ue the trouble of this little scout
ifter hiin. But I hadn't gone to
all this trouble to give up now, so I
crept along closer to the camp,
thiiikin' to find him tied some
place near, and sure enough, there
lie was within thirty yards of a
wicinp. I tell you it made my
heart thump to gothat close.
"But says I to myself, 'John you
aro in for it now, and you'r in
the right; the pony is yours and
th s Lord is with you,' and I crept
up a little closer, and then I said
in n whisper 'Cooo-Bill,' but my
voice was so shaky I could scarcely
iiiar it myself. After awhile I
managed to say it a little louder,
and a little louder till directly he
heard me. I ?aw him prick up
his ear, and I called ' again 'Co-o
o-Bill,' and the faithful old creater
started toward me, and then jerked
up all of a sudden and I knew he
had come to the end of his tope.
'In a minuet I had met him, in
another had cut his rope and was on
bis back. Slowly I walked Mm
out of camp, and was just begin-
nin to think myself out of danger, Un8 question ana answer. The rec
and was sorter crotvin' to mvself or waB neatly written, and is Still
how lucky I was, when out "from
the brush in front cf me popped an j committed to paper. It was doubt
Injun. Quick as a flash the 'e8B w"ltn out each day by the
thought Tossed my brain, 'The ic''''t from bis notes after the ad
Lord aiu't with you after all, and jounnuent of the court. It tells
its all up with you, John.' But in
mat self same flash came the re -
roembrance of the old trick we had
. t- A ItTtt ..!..
idugut Linai tne old home in Iowa,
scat! said I, at the time snap-
,fiI,,er' a,;d g"e lfhe
Maine old leap almost over Mr. In
jun and away we flew. On, on,
faster and faster cn a bee line
straight for home. I don't know
whether we were pursued or not, I
never looked back to gee. Long be
fore we got home I could see the
light in the window and knew
njother wa8'.waitin' up for trie,
.Mother r t crfeA. M Rill defied
up to the door. 'Get the children
up and ready to ride to V. while I
8ad(l0.Daify And J k, the wo n-
an fhe was, she obeyed without
even etoppin' to ask 'why?'
"We piled the youngsters and
mother on to Bill, and Daisy, and
Club and I walked into W.just
as the folks were eating breakfast.
"We staid a week with fiends in
W. and then a lot of the men
went home with us as a body
We found evervtllinI. iuat .e
had left it, and we resumed work
with renewed hopes, and greater
energy, for now we hfld recaptured
Relics of Ship in tVitchcraft.
IN. Y. Sun.)
Iii the busy little city of Salem
are preserved a few relics of the
horrible year of 1692, when a num
ber of the best citizens of the town
were hanged on the accusation of
some poor, deluded persons, mostly
girls in their teens, who asserted
that, they had been bewitched and
tortured by the prisoners. Not a
few travelers passing to and from
Boston stop over at Salem to see
the few mementoes of that fright
ful year that are kept in the office
of ttie register of deeds.
The relics are displayed on a
large stand in the center of the
main office. The first thing that
attracts attention is a little bottle
whose mouth is carefully protected
by a wax seal to keep the contents
beyond the reach of kleptomaniacs.
The bottle contains a half-dozen
witch pins. These implements are
nothing more than the ordinary
pins used two centuries ago, when
pins were still manufactured by
hand. The interest attaching to
these specimens comes' from the
tact tnat they are tue very pins
that were used at Salem to Btick
into me aecuseu persons to see
1 A 1 . t . TH .1
wnetner iney were wucnes. li tne
unfot mates were hu:t by this
treatment it was a sure sign they
were witches and unfit to live.
Besides the bottle of witch pins
is the official seal of the court of
Oyer and Terminer, before which
the prisoners were tried. It is a
little iron strap fitted with a black
wooden handle, and its impress is
Keen upon the only warrant for the
hanging of one of the prisoners that
has been preserved. This warrant,
as it was written out by the clerk
of the court, fills the greater part
of a sheet of paper about foolscap
size. It is written in a crabbed
hand, but is quite legible. It is
addressed to the sheriff, recites the
crime for which one of the female
prisoners had been tried and con
victed, and orders the sheriff to
hang her on a certain day. On the
lower part of the page appears the
sheriff's return, written in a lound,
bold hand, certifying that he has
carried out the mandate of the
c-iurt. Photographs of this inter
esting document are on sale..
But the most interesting relic is
the court record of the trials of
these unfortunate prisoners. These
papers are kept in a large volume
so arranged that every document
: may be read without being touched,
j Here are the affidavits of the igno
; rant girls and boys who tell of the
tortures the alleged witches made
t,,em Buffer. Here is the detailed
examination of the prisoners, giv-J
M gle as though it were recently
,the etorv of a 8reat delusion, and
; probably no original documents
that have come down from our fore-
fathers are so replete with tragic i
As one turns the pages of this
big volume he observes that the
poor victims had no chance at all
before tbe tribunal. The design
of every question was to extort a
question of guilt or to involve the
prisoner in contradictory state
ments. He bad no counsel to
plead his cause, and every one was
gainst him. The most pathetic
of these records is that of the ex
amination of Mrs.p Rebecca Nurse,
the aged lady whose memory is
revered by all who have read the
story of her martyrdom.
In the heart of balera, within a
stone's throw of its busiest street,
is a little cemetery, many of whose
gravestones were carved long be
fore the tragic year of 1692. Here
rests the bodies of a few of the vic
tims of these persecutions.
i The Potato.
The potato is one of the most im
portant of cultivated plants, and in
universal cultivation in temperate
parts of the gloltc, says the Ameri
can Rural Home. It is a native of
the mountain districs of tropical
and subtropical America, probably
from Chile to Mexico, but there is
some question as to whether it is
really indigenous. Huml olt doubt
ed if it bad ever been found truly
wild, but subsequent travelers of
high scientific reputation express
themselves thoroughly 'satisfied.
Maize and potatoes are the two
greatest gifts which America has
given to the rest of the world.
The potato has been cultivated
in America and its tubers used for
food from j times long anterior to
the discovery of America by Eu
ropeans. It wemi to have been
brought to Europe by the Span-
iards from the neighborhood of
Quito in the sixteenth century.
No more important event of its
kind has ever taken place than the
introduction of potato culture into
Great Britain and other European
countries. It was long called "Ba-
tatis." or sweet potato, which is
the tuber or plant meat by English
writers down to the middle of the
seventeenth century. It appears
to have been brought to "Ireland
from Virginia by Hawkins in 1565,
and to England by Sir Francis
Drake in 1623."
The World's Long Taaaels.
On the St. Gothard Railway, not
far from the; famous long tunnel,
there is a remarkable tunnel on the
plan of a corkscrew. In the de
cent of the mountain it was found
impossible to lay out a safe incline
on a straight line or ordinary curve,
and the engineers got over the
difficulty by driving a tunnel which
enters the mountain high on th
side, describing a circle through
the solid rock,1 constantly decend-
ing as it does so, reappears under
itself on the mountainside some
distance below, then dives into the
rock, again circles and sinks as it
circles until it again emerges into
davlicht under itself, when the
line resumes its course down hill
in a more laminar way.
The making of a tunnel like this
is as striking an example of engi
neering skill as the world can show,
and many very skillful things have
been done by our railway makers
The art of tunneling is an old one,
but it never attained such perfec
tion as distinguishes it to day.
There is a wonderful tunnel in
Chicago, driven in 1866, two miles
out under tbe bottom of the lake.
so that the city may obtain a water
supply free from j the refuse of the
city. This tunnel, which has now
been doubled, has two shafts
one on the land and one in the bed
of the lake, rising1 through a crib
winch crib is defended i by a break
water ana serves as the. foundation
a. f ;
of a light-house. This was a diffi
cult work to manage owing to its
neing tn rough clay and quicksand,
but it is a mere nothing as to lentrth
There is, for instance, the Croton
i v.. iivw vruHHi aovn to flew
York, which is driven through solid
PAn Ir tab A L. ! a "'
. uiiny-six ana a quarter
miles. Ibe Hoosac tunnel ; is
four and three-qiiarter wiles in
length and is tweniy-six feet - wide
ana twenty-one and a hlf
If. . r .
Qenm Titter of Dlnease.'
- (CMaafo Jaunol.l ' ,
Some people were discussing the
germ theory of disease a few even
ings ago, and a doctor , who was
present laid down the law vry em
phatically upon the germ as being
the physical cause, or rather in
separable antecedent, of every
known farm of disease. When
asked why, , if beittlew so unck
about it, he and the member of
the profeesion didn't kill the gtru,
or at least explain to tbe public
how such caoses of disease might
be exterminated, he just stroke bis
beard and said the germ bad yet to
be discovered, although it was well
known to exist "Why," he said,
"we are only at the beginning of
medical science. There's leprosy,
which has been well known
throughout this world since the
Hebrews left Egypt in the time of
Pharoah, and as yet we do not
know whether it is hereditary,
contagious or communicable in
any way. We know absolutely
nothing' about its causes or its
cures. All we seem Mo know in
that it is in some way connected
witu such diseases as enncer,
scrofula and rheumatism, and that
like them it is incurable." Just
then a little child in the room be
gan to break out with whooping
cough. It was the beginning of
the third week's whopping, and
every thing that medical skill and
careful nursing could do bad been
done to relieve the little one
"You see there," said the doctor; '
"we can't stop the' time of that
disease by one day. we may
put the child to sleep and soften
the cough a little, but tbe germ
has put in his appearance, and
most run his course. The fact is
that medical science is now em
ployed not so much in finding
remedies, as in discovering pre
ventatives. And, indeed, in a
truer sense than Isaac Newton, we
doctors are like children picking
on the shore, while the great ocean
of truth lies unexplored before us."
The strange part of tbe story is
that although the lady of the
house admired the doctor's candor
she determined iu future to call in
a physician who had more faith in
his own medicines.
When canals were introduced in
to Europe tunnels became, necessa
ry to avoid excessive lockage, and
with the railway tunnels became
quite common. Of the older rail-
way tunnels in England the long
est is the Woo Head, on the Man
chester and Leeds line, which is
three miles long' and consists of
two parallel tunnels, one for each
An awkward young countryman
from Vermont some years ago en
tered a Boston warehouse and asked
for employment. He could do
any kind of "chores," he said, and
boasted of his strength.
"Stout as you are," said one of
the clerks. "I'll give yon $10 if
you will carry that bag of salt twice
across the store and never lay. it
down.'- ; - ; " ' f ." V ; '?x
The VermoDter stood for a mo
ment, thoughtfully eyeing tbe bag,
and then shouldering it easly
enough, carried it twice backward
and forward, walked up to a rope
with a hook at its end, which bung
through a scuttle, and bung the
bag on the hook.
"Mister," said he, "I guess I'll
trouble you for that air ten. I
didn't lay it down I hung it up 1"
Ibe clerk rather unwillingly
joined in tbe laugh which i foil wed.
and handed over the' 10.
"That's better than chopping
logs." the young man remarked, as
be deposited the money in bis wal
let Youths Companion.
Pittsburg newsboys are an enter
prising lot. Qo New Year's day
they mobbed the non-union em
ployes of a street railway until they
were dispersed by the reserve po
lice, and in two hours were selling
a "tun account of tbe riot" at five
cents apiece. ' , -
La Grippe has a pretty firm
grip on rot st of tht civilised world