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About East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1902)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1902.
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I J Mid-Winter
False Alarm That Broke Up the Telo
coset School The Scenes That Met
the Teacher of Early Days.
A few days .ago the remnant of an
old log cabin burned down at Tclo
caset, on the summit of the rlvldlng
range of hills between Grand Rondo
and Powder River valleys.
It was built In 1S77 by the farmers
of the neighborhood and served as a
school house for five or six years.
Before the railroad was built, it
stood In a little wilderness. The old
stage road ran near It, and the vast
herds of cattle rubbed their necks
against the corners and stood In its
shade at noon. The scholars were re
quired to go often and scare away
the cattle, as their fighting for a
chance to stand in the shade inter
rupted the progress of the little
school. The stage drivers shouted at
the top of their voice as they passed
and the freighters often came and sat
by the door and listened to the reci
tals as a diversion from the dreary
plodding through the dust of the pio
The First Teacher.
It was a daring girl who would
take up the task of teaching six to'
ten urchins in this cabin. It was i
built during the perilous times of the!
Bannock and Nez Perce wars. Set-I
tiers had been picked off by the scat
tering squads of marauding Indians,
and stock had been stolen from the
very hills in sight of the school house, j
A fort had been built at Ladd canyon. I
' and dozens of families had left their
I country homes and sought safety in
I Union and Baker City. But there Is
I always a heroine for every crisis and
For your lumber and building a teacher was secured.
material of all descriptions and I Mary McClure, a Grand Ronde girl.
a long white, swelling cloud of alkali
dust miles behind him. He was rid
ing at breakneck speed, whipping his
horse with his hat and naturally, in
those feverish times, the sight of him
was not pleasant. Rushing down to
the door of the cabin, he shouted,
"Indians! Indians!" and dashed on
down the road toward Union, as hur
riedly as he came.
There was a scene In the school
house that beggars description. The
boys and girls were barefooted. The
bonnets and hats were left lying In
the corners, dinners palls were for
gotten, books were dropied and fol
lowing their teacher, half the school
started down the road In the cloud of
dust that still hung over it, and the
other half of them rushed to the hill
side to get the saddle horses, expect
ing the savages to come in sight over
the hilltop every moment.
The horses were mounted, bare-1
back, two and three scholars oe i
horse, and the school teacher, wlth
her party of small scholars was soon,
met by a farmer who hurriedly tookj
them to the safety of their homes.
A False Alarm.
The horseman was Jim Pepper, a
cattleman who had been riding on the
range. He saw a band of cattle rush
ing down a trail toward Powder
River and as the dust was very thick.
he mistook It for Indians. The Ban
nocks were in the hills at the time,
and it was very easy to magnify a!
band of stock at a distance into a
band of Indians. j
Let Us Do
Come To Us
you will save money and get j now we respected wne oi ur. u. .
ply you with
first-class stock. We can sup- 'kbs, oi wmik, euwiiu eu. ,
snn imnrnrn u-irn cotinmrt: n twi tv n i u
Screen doors and windows,
building paper, lime, cement,
brick and sand.
She boarded with scholars, and walk
ed from two to four miles to and
from the school. The smaller schol
ars came on horseback, and the larger
I ones walked with the teacher. Some
scholars lived five to sis miles ills-
tant and came on horseback, regular
I ly. From four to eight ponies might
j be seen "staked" out on the hillside,
the bridles and saddles stacked up in
1 one end of the school house, to keep
j the cattle from chewing the strings ',
, . ... , , ' and straps from them, and the dogs J
We make a specialty of wood , at ollowed the norses t0 scnool !
gutter: for barns and dwellings. , were stretched out in the shade of the
! sage bniBh.
One afternoon in August, 1S7S, just
as school was taking up after noon
recess, the scholars and teacher were'
startled by the sight of a lone horse
ma ncomlng down the road, leaving
preson Lumber Yard:
A Ira St.
n: Conrt Hotire
Est cite. .
Young man, do you desire to lay
the foundation for wealth? Elderly
men, do you wish to lnsirc yourselves
If so, do as others have done. Look
around you and see who are the well-to-do
men in the community. They
are thos who have invjsted In real
estate, and on time investments.
However small . your means, buy
real estate., Commence now. I will
sell on small partial payments, or for
cash, the following properties:
A house with 5 rooms at 1 cellar
and lot $750.00
A pretty cottage and lot .. 900.00
A house and two lots 700.00
A dwelling! stable and lot . . 700.00
A dwelling, stable and 2 lots 900.00
Vacant lots from $150 to $300.
A block of 14 lots 1200.00
A half block. 7 lots 900.00
A plat of i lots 650.00
A plat of 2 lots 300.00
Will sell for cash or for small pay
ments. E. D. BOYD, III Court Street
We do trucking and hauling
of all description at reason
Your horses will be well cared
for if taken to the Old Dutch
Henry Feed Yard, corner
West Alta and Lillith streets.
Hay, grain and all kinds of
feed bought and sold.
Horses for sale at all times.
WILLIAM COXXERLEY, Prop.,
Successtor to Hays & Connerley.
THc Queen Hotel
The new building, 36 by So,
recently erected by Joe. Ell, on
Garden stre:t, between Court and
Alta, is now open to the public.
Contains 30 well lighted, and venti
lated and newly furnished rooms.
Not an inside room in the build
ing. Modern inprovements, elec
tric lights and baths. The Hotel
is directly back of of the Queen
Chop and Oyster House on Main
street, and the Queen Chop House
and the Queen Hotel will be run
in connection by Messrs.
Olson & Van Pcymfcroeck
A R I B
From us lar commnd the
hiphttt pprec Ution from thl but
ndse( bfcme lti lb very beitthe
mmket affordt. Tbe umelthlns i
(q'illr true ot our Umb, mutton
and TCllr7 t, tender
mid delicious, t the hlgh H quality.
A trial order it all that U necrtiary
to prove that we keep the best meat
Otto Mies eke
C O U K T S T it V. K T
Hottser's Old Stand
Let Murphy Frame those
Pictures for Christmas
Don't put off havisg the
work dene. If Murphy
does the work it will be
cood work and you will be
highly pleased, Best stock
of framing material.
E. J. Murphy's
Best work at lowest prices.
are greatly enhanced byW,
laundned linens. We aa2
to the sum of domestic W
piness in this respect. Q.
be beat at laundry work Tu
up your shirts and collars
Ai style. And you'll ft,!
have a "bosom friend" than
give you comfort and pleasure.
Special attention to coUaa
and cuffs. Finest work. Lo.
est prices. Satisfactory scni
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J. F. Tiohllmnn Pmr. n ..
A DRAIN ON YOUR POOKKT
book is caused by defective plumbing
1 here is always somethltip out of order.
Better let uh limke a thorough ex
amination of the pipes, drains, Hteam ',
and gas ilttinp-, etc., and cive 8ii esti-,
mate on the cost of putting them In (
pood workinc condition. Our work
men nr eenujpeteut and we have every
thing neces-ary to curry the mnst'dlf
ficult job to a successful Issur. j
B. F. BECK,
Court St. Opposite Golden Rule Hote
Farmers Custom Mill
Fred Walters, Proprietor
i Capacity 150 barrels a day
Flour exchanged for wheat ,
Flour, Mill Feed, Chopped Ftd, etc
always on hand.
m eaa Debts
Are contracted by our systta
of doing business for we sell
for cash and give our custo
mers the benefit of our saving
from loss. More fresh, first
class groceries for your monej
than any other store in Pen
ton. Our stock is all fresh.
New goods arriving dailj
Miller Grocery Co,
CASH GROCERY AND BAKERY
ORLAN CLYDE CULLER
U. S. Bupreme Court
U. 8. Patent Offlw
U. S. and FOREIGN PATENT!
Trade Miuki and Coppiiitt
700 7 tli. it, N. W Washington. i C
B iFLDIEPl FOR CORRECT FXJPHSTITXJRE 3
1 RADER wants your trade RADER can supply your wants
KADfcK is onenng rare inducements in iurniture, carpets, curtains ana oiner articles that enter your home 2
g RADER will save you Money The time to select furniture is NOW
Z Our store is packed from basement to garret with new furniture 2
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Have discharged their contents in our store and to fully appreciate the grandure of the new arrivals a visit should be made to our large 3
double store. In order to display sample pieces of the new stock we have been compelled to enlarge our floor surface and have built new balconies. -RADER
has always been the first in the field with the swellest and very latest styles in furniture, and this year our stock is larger and more ;
complete than ever before. To enumerate the host of new styles that are just in would be a difficult task as they are so numerous and varied. :
Here are some of the bright fresh new things that have received the stamp of public approval for their splendor and up-to-the-minuteness, :
which can be seen at our store:
Couches Extension Tables
With coverings of plush, leather and all of the late materials, all etrongly Highly polished, Wrongly made and attractive in appearance,
upholstered. Positively the largest and be3t stock to choo?e from. They win
ynradmirati0ataelaace- Center Tables and Fancy Stands
Diva'nS Very ornamental or plain, with braes or glass ball footings.
Rare beauties, all tbe fancy designs. Some new novelties shown for the first .
time in Pendleton. MOITIS Chairs
"TTTTT : f, . TJ10Se com?rtable zy resting places, with the adjustable backs. The correct
Odd Chairs thing to repose in evenings or sit in while you read.
Just the things to brighten up the appearance of a room. Something to
please the fancy of all. BllffetS
Parlor Chairs Extremely swell collection. Many entirely new designs.
Never in the history of the city was such a grand array placed on display. Sideboards
Everything that is up-to-date is shown. r i,on:i , , , .
. 8 Vll arVed and Plain- Exquisitely polished. All tastes pleased.
THE PROGRESSIVE FURNITURE DEALER
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