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Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Mandolins, Accor
dians, Concertinas, Zithers, and Aatoharps
We handle none but the best makes, and
our prices are the lowest ....
Brock & McComas Company
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1502. t
AFTER THE HORSE ESCAPED.
The old saying that it is too late
"to lock the stable door after the horse
escapes is illustrated in the case of
the closing of three land offices in
Oregon, or rather suspending the
right of entry of lands through them.
The laud offices under the bane of the
government are located respectively,
at I-nkevlew, Lane county, at The
Dalles and at Roseburg. This should
have been done long ago. It is a well
known fact, aud has been for a long
time, that many of the land offices of
Oregon have been run in the interest
of land grabbers and timber sharks.
It has been the common talk. The
man who did not kuow it was simply
one who took no notice to such things
or lived too far away from the office
to know what was going on. Special
.agents of the institutions have been
appointed to positions in the land of
fices in order to aid in the work and
see that each one of these gangs' of
marauders got his share of the spoils.
These official henchmen have been
lewarded in various ways. They are
generally cheap and do not cost
much. Host of them are broken-down
politicians, or failures in life anyway,
and they would grab at anything to
make a living without having to per
form actual manual labor.
Some of them set up newspapers
in the timber districts and are paid
for their rascality by getting all of the
notices for publication. It Is boasted
that one of these newspapers publish
ed in the woods down in Crook coun
ty has made over $5000 already this
year. The "editors" or "managers"
ot theoe papers advertise that they
are prepared to fit applicants out
right In the office, as they have a
speeial commissioner of the land of
fice connected with the paper.
These "editors" usually have a col
umn or two of printed matter and
several pages of land aud timber no
tices. They spend most of their time
in looking for "locators." A "special
commissioner" was in Pendleton re
cently looking for "locators" and took
Beveral with him to the Wallowa
country and arranged for several
others to follow. The proposition wa
to pay each locator not less than
1750 for timber claims, with the un
derstanding that the locator would
pay all expenses aud after perfecting
title deed it over to the concern rep
resented by the "special commission
er" of the general land office. It was
understood that all the "locator"
would have to do was to pay his way
to the place where the "special com
mlssloner" was located and that hotel
hills, rigs aud tiling and newspapct
fees would be advanced after that and
this amount taken fro mthe $750 al
lowed for the work. It was guaran
teed that the "locator" should receive
$350 net for his participation In thu
But this is the familiar Btory to all
who are acquainted with the methodx
of the land and timber stealing that
is and has been going on In this state
until the land and timber are about
What will be the offect of action at
this late day? Will all of the frauds
be unearthed and the title to lands
thus fraudulently acquired be can.
celled, or will It only result in clos
ing the door after the horse has es
caped? If the frauds are opened up
there will bo some Interesting dls
closurea In land office circles In this
state. The members of the gang that
have assisted fn looting the govern
ment and the bona fide settlers, will
fall all ovor themselves to tell on
i each other, and there will doubtless
be a lot of registers ami receivers anrt
"special commissioner" pulling for
Under the new method ot detective
work an epidemic of confessions is
going on among criminals throughout
the country. Where a crime is com.
mitted by more than one person It
enly requires the arrest of one now
adays to get the whole details. It
seems to be a race to see who will
be first to make the confession. Ia
nearly every case In Oregon of an
outrageous crime within the past year
It has all been brought out through
confession. There may be more of
It done through the "Inhuman sweat
box" than is known, and if it is the
"sweat box" is not such a bad Insti
tution after all. The cry against
everything thnt Beems hnrsh to the
over-eensltive Is not always Justified.
The criminal element Is never hu
mane In its work and a little rough
treatment sometimes brings criminals
to their senses. There is nothing
like treating a fellow like he is at
Today cioses one of the most inter
esting teachers' institutes in the hlo
tory of Umatilla county County Su
perintendent Nowlln has done all in
his power to bring about a successful
institute and make It successful
throughout, and he is to be congratu
lated by the people of Umatilla coun
ty in having succeeeded in every de
tail. The teachers will carry with
them hearts filled with gratitude both
for the county and superintendent,
and the people of Pendleton.
Micawber was a failure, a nonde
script, a petty-coat, but the greatest
object of his jealousy and contempt
was the 'umble but "heavy-weight,"
Uriah Heap, Heap, Heap!
STRATFORD A SIDESHOW.
From the old romantic town of
Stratford-on-Avon comes a loud voice
of lamentation and a cry for some
power to save her from her friends.
Stratford suffers because the tourist
world has developed tn excessive and
ill-digested admiration for Shakes
peare. The crowds of sightseers that
( pour In upon the town has generated
,ln the town itself a horde of guides
! and relic a-d souvenir sellers, who
are a nuisance; and, moreover, the
majority of the sightseers are also a
nuisance. Theso guides and relic
sellers on the one hand and their
, curious patrons on the other are turn-
ing the town into a huge sideahow
'and making the venerable old church
t where the poet's body rests some-
thing like a public booth to which
! folks go to be amused for sixpence
A society in London has been
Beau.iful residence property on
Court street, two lots and dwelling,
Resldonco lots, well located, at
prices ranging from $100.00 to $250.00
Boarding house and one lot 14
rooms centrally located, $2,500.00.
Boarding house,19 rooms, $1,900.00
One lot with dwelling and stable,
One lot and house, $500.00.
Two lots, dwelling G rooms and
One lot with dwelling of seven
rooms, bath and sewerage, three
blocks from Main street, $2,500.00.
And much other property,
all on easy terms
' E. D. BOYD, 111 Court Street
started to savo the church at least
from what Is called a desecration.
There Is nothing strange about that,
for In London thoro Is a society for
every movement and ovory fad. Drop
a new suggestion down the London
Blot and you will get a society in
stunter. This Stratford Preservation
Society appears, howover, to have a
really good object in view. A report
from London says a "shop" has been
established In the lobby of the church
to soil photographs and other memor
ials of the place and of the poet, and
adds: "The abuse of the church has
been described as 'almost a national
scandal.' A fixed fee is charged for
admission, aud as is natural under
the circumstances the visitors, led to
regard the place as a show, treat It
in this way, aud talk, laugh, take pho
tographs and eat aandwiches In the
building without protest from tp
The evil of course, Is one of the in
evitable results of popularity. The
tourist crowds have always lots of
money to spend, and consequently the
natives of the town are eager to pro
vide them with a means of sending
t. If men and women are willing to
pay a fee for purmlssion to go into
a church to see a particular tomb
the temptation to the custodian to
make them pay Is well nigh irresisti
ble. The suggestion is made In Lon
don that the church authorities stop
all sacred services, hand over the
building to the government aB a na
tional memorial, and then build for
themselves a new "parish church,
which will be treated with the rever
ence and respect which Is now given
to all English parish churches, Stratford-on-Avon
excepted.' San Francis
Fussy Clergyman (angrily to at
tendant on the Tupenny Tube) "Do
you allow drunken men on the train?"
Attendant "Sometimes, but not
when they're too drunk. Just take a
seat In the corner there and you'll be
all right." Glasgow Evening Times, j
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weak eyes, sores, abscesses and skin erup
tions, with a gradual wasting away of
strength and vitality. It also attacks the
bones and ioints, resulting in white swel
ling, hip disease and deformities of every
kind. We see the effects of this awful
blood taint every day, but it exists in so
many forms that often it passes for some
thing else and is treated as anotherdisease.
Scrofula robs the blood of its nutritive
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If you have any signs of Scrofula, or
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The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ua. ,
GOLDEN RULE HOTEL'S
BLOCK COURT ST.
tTO'AY parloru have h en fitted up and
v everything will be conducted on
city style. Eastern and Bhoalwater
Bay oysters will be served fresh
and aa you like 'em. Our oyster par
lors will be kept opeu day and night
and will afford a splendid place for you
to enjoy a lunch after the show or
other entertainments. All oysters
served by us are received daily direct
from our own beds in Bhoalwater Bay
and are a delicacy that to be ap
preciated must be eaten. Call on ua
PROP R I E T O R S
Farmers Custom Mil.
Fred Walters, Proprietor
Capacity 160 barrels a day
Flour exchanged for wheat
flour, Mill Feed, Chopped Feed, etc
alwaya on hand.
Comforts, regular $ 1.35 value, for one day, $1.10
Cotton blankets, regular St value, for one day 85c
Woolen blankets, regular $4,50 value, for one day, . . .$3.95
Saturday, Nov. 1
Millinery, all grades, 20 per cent of! of the regular prices.
Ladies' and Misses' Coats and Jackets 10 per cent off.
Calico, all colors, 10 yards to one person, 35c
Gingham, apron check, 10 yards to one person, .40c
LL house lining, 200 yards to one person 5c a yd.
We want your business. We can save you money.
127 and 12H East Alta Street
IN THE LIGHT
ot our exptrleiice In carriage aud buituen
wagon telling, we do not hesitate to lay that
we bare fairly well learned the neediof our
customera-preatnt and projpectlre. Look ai
long aa yon like, teit as long aa yon pleaae.
youH Ond our output to be all right tbli day
be next day, erery day.
Our Winona backa are Juit the thlngi, well
made, good looking, eaay to ride In and itronir
We hare tope for all kind ol bngglei and eush.
lona and daihes for backa. Cetourprlceaon
wagoni, buggle., backa. carta, guolloe en
glnea, plowi and law mllli.
Wter Bt, r Main, Peidlatot. Ore.
A TTTHn Whprp Whttie
All V f iULIL V V Y LllUilW
Families Can- Trade
Save the half of the
One-half the carbou in
soft coal Is OAS. The out
buowb how Coin's Original
HotBlastBtove burns this
gas half of the coal, whioh
i allowed to pass up the
chimney with all other
stoves. This wonderful
stove makes soft coal at
$2 a ton equal to hard coal
at $0 a Ion. Same clean
liness aud even heat day
aud night. Fire is never
out. Come iu aud see them
the Hardware Man
Come To Us
For your lumber and buildine
material of all descriptions and
you will save money and get
nrst-ciass stock. We can sup
ply you with
bcreen doors "and windows,
building paper, lime, cement,
ortcK ana sana.
We make a specialty of wooc
gutters for barns and dwellings,
Oregon Lumber Yard
Alta St., opp. Coort Honae.
WHOLESALE AND RET ATT.
office. Urge bundle of cewauasara. con
Ulned for 25 cents a bundle.
A II 1 1 .
Kinus for all
Waning of all descripti.
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Building Material 2;,
consulted 11c W
If vou have naint;.,
imuuum or dpnnni..
v w -".ttll.f
then come to us.
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but low. Let us figure
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to make the goods,
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