The Columbian. (St. Helens, Columbia County, Or.) 1880-1886, July 14, 1882, Image 2

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    THE COLUMBIAN.
St. Helen, Columbia Co., Or.
FBIDA?.- jrtXL? IV 1382.
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E. G. ADAMS. Editor & Proprietor.
ORATION,
Delivered by J II. Fricrson at
Clatskonle Oregon
July 4, 1882.
Fellow Citizens, ladies and gentlej
men: In other places the people will,
have learned and noted men to talk to
them. History will be ransacked and
the whole course of time will he gone
over down io the present day. Nations
and individuals the acts and writings
of heroic men and women, poets and
scholars, living and dead will be brought
out, and our country past and present
and future held up and compared with
all that has gone before, and ways point
ed out for the people to perpetuate our
grand Ship of State through all threat
ened dangers to the haven ot saiety.
Mr. Ramsey in his very able address
has stated many facts and truths plainly
enough for all of us to see. I have no
books for reference, and my knowledge
is the same as yours. But I do not al
low any oue to excel me in my love of
country and devotion to our flag and
the working people of our land. After
hearing Mr. R-.msey speak I feel as did
a Southern darkey down in Arkansas
some years ago. Sambo met Cuffee one
day and being very hungry in anticipa
tion of the good things soon to be dis
tributed during Christmas week said:
"How is yer Cuff?"
" I's purly well thank. you, how's yer
self Sambo T
"OTs toler'ble, but powerful hungry'
I's rniddin hungry myself" returned
'Cuffee.
" Now Cuffee" said Sambo, " you likes
chickens, turkeys, corn pone, cat-fish,
and other good things, and am a purty
-good hand to find de bery best tings to
cat, but I'll you fifty cents right
htfre, datjl can name something for a
good squar meal dat you'll say ia.,bet
ter'n anything you can think of."
" I done take dat bet, I jist need dat
fifty cents, and tell you dat baked
possum and sweet potatoes beats um
all"
" Take de money Cuff Hats jis what I
tought myself" sail Pomp as he went
away minus lib fifty cent?. Now Mr.
Ramsey has sorter taken my possum
and taters, but if you people have pa
tience I'll try and give you a kind of
hash for the Fourth of July tliat may
answer in lieu of a better meal. When
Mr. Tichenor got me into this scrape he
gave me no chance, for refusal. When
our children heard it one of them want
to know of her mother if she was going
to deliver an oration too Her mother
said "no not on the 4th, but if your
father has too much of a 4th of July I'll
deliver an oration afterwards." So you
folks can see what a scrape I am in. I
also want to say ' that Mr. Tichenor
promoted ine very rapidly. It took
three years service during the war to get
me a position as First Lieutenant ad
Adjutant and I never got any higher.
I-cameto Clatskanie, Presto! I am
promoted two grades, and I live in
hopes of being, a Colonel or a General
by next 4th if I live.
All over our land to-day the people
meet together to commemorate the ac
tion of that noble band who one hun
dred and six years ago declared all men
free and eqnal, and pledged their lives,
their fortunes, and their sacred honors
to carry to a successful issue the great
est, grandest attempt ever made by a
people to shake off the despotic rule of
a tyranical king, and drive away the
tttiercilcss agents who appointed by the
king, had but one object in view, which
was to become rich in as yhort a time as
possible.
Of that struggle1! fehall speak hero-
after. In other countries the people are
ellfd. fcogetjier at certain times - to join
in a jubilee celebrating the birth of some
crowned despot, or some great general,
who slaughtered thousands of poor peo
ple, and -wrecked their humble homes
in order to the better kep in subjection
those left, andjeause them to cease mur
muring at their wretched lot, which
is a bare existence on refuse food, and
sheiter'in hovels close and crowded and
notfit for dogs wors in fact than Chi
nese in our country occupy, while the
wealthy and titled aristocrat gorge and
gt&ff themselves, and feed their dogs far
better than the laboring men and women
and children are fed.
For a people to leave their homes and
join in celebrating event? in which-they
can have no possible interest seems a
mere mockery, and comes from their
hearts about as much as would have
come from our hearts a glorification of
the veto of the Chinese bill if we had
all been forced out and guarded by sol
diers, while we filled ourselves with beer
and cheap wine and the air full of
drunken shouts oer that measure which
is only one of many eraplpyed by men
made mad by wealthy who liot content
with their great wealth and unlimited
power, would crush out forever th: free
men of America, break up all family
ties, and have us as are the coolies of
Asia.
In the United States we have but
two National Holidays two days that
may le said to belong to every Amer
ican. All such who ; love liberty
better. thau life, bn they American,
or foreign born, poor or rich, on these
days' feel that U their possession th?y
have an interest moro precious than
lands, jewels, or goods.
One of these days is th? aniversary of
the birth of Washington the man who
refused a crown- the man who lived
but for his country and sought only its
welfare -the man whose .equal th. world
never held and is not likely to.
"Xd braver heart e'er passed away,
No nobler form of human clay
Was from its lord ob'.i ed to sever,
Sadly they bariji his silsnt dint.
Assured his spirit with the just
Will rise again in endless day,
When all of earth is rolled away
Forever'and forever.
On the page of ancient story
Of the ages, dim and hoary
With the mouldering dust of time.
Are recorded deeds of glory,
Triumphs won on fields all gory
With the blood of men sublime,
Whose consecrated lives shall gather
The homage of mankind forever.
Forever and forever.
So high among the grand and brave,
Hi honored name will firmly grave,
As one who fought to'free the slave,
And yielded nanght to treason ever;
Whose patriot heart and steady gaza
Foresaw the dawn of victory's days,
When freedom's flag slutuld proudly risa
To blend its azure with the skies!
Forever and forever."
( To be continued.)
An Extraordinary Offer.
There are a number of persons out of
employment in every county, yet ener
getic men willing to work do not need
to be. Those willing to work can make
from $100 to $500 a month clear, work
ing for us in a pleasant and permanent
business. The amount our agents make
varies, some making a high as $500 a
month, while others as low as $100, all
depending on the energy of the agent.
We have an article of great merit It
should be sold to every House-owner,
and pays over 100 per cent profit. Each
sale is from $3.50 o 10.00. One agent
in Pennsylvania sold 32 in two days,
and cleared 864.00. An agent m New
York made $45.00 in one day. Any
man with energy enough to work a full
day, and will do this during the year
can make from $2,000 to $6,000 a year.
We only want one man in each county,
and to him will give the exclusive sale
as loner as he continues to work faith
fully for us. There is no competition,
and nothing like . our invention made.
Parties having from $200 to $1,000 to
invest, cH obtain a General Agency for
ten counties or a sta- Any one can
make an investment of from $25 t? $1
000 without the least risk of loss, as our
Circulars will show that those investing
$25 can after a 30 day's trial return the
good unsold to us and get their money
back, if they do not clear 'at least $100
They show that a General Agent who
will take ten counties and invest $216.
00 can after a trial of 90 days return all
goods unsold' to us, and have money re
turned to them if they fail to clear at
$750.00 in that time. We are not pay
ing salaries, but want ; men willing to
work and obtain as their pay the profits
of their energy. Men not willing to
work on our terms will not work on
any. Those meaninj business will re
ceive our large descriptive circular, and
nxtraordinary offer by enclosing a three
cent stamp, with their address. Tdie
first to comply with our terms will se
cure the county or counties they may
wish to work.
Address, Render Mandfactvrixg Co.,
118 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pastoral Verification.
Santa Clara, CaL, May S, 1681..
II. H. Warner & Co.: ir 1 have
used your Safe Kidney Cure and find it
all it is represented.
Rev. I. L. Fisher, T. D.
Pastor Baptist Church.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER,
Guitcan's last day on earth. -Ilis
dying prayer. The last words
and acts of" the assassin, -The
President's death expiated.
Scenes at the Jail.
Our correspondent's last intarview with the
condemned man.
WAsnixoTOx, D. C, Jane 30, 1882.
The second day of July, 1881, will
always occupy ja. conspicuous place in
history, and as years roll oh the anniver
sary of an event unparalleled in-, the his-
tory of the country. On that day James
Abram GarlieldJ
twentieth President of
es, was shot by a vile
the United Sta
assassin, and received wounds which re
sulted m his death at Elbsron, N. J.
seventy-nine days afterward. The world
was horrified ai the act. To-day the
streets resound with the cry of " Extras"
announcing the hanging of. the murderer.
The case of Charles J. Guiteau who has
just expiated on the scaffold a crime f.ir
rreater than that of regicide, its swift-
t . I
ness has not kept pace perhaps with tliQ
impatient chafiiig of an outraged people
for short, sharp jand decisive retribution;
but the work 'of the executioner was
none the loss
when the hour
unerring and infallible
which had been named
in the evidence jand mercy of the court
for the condemned man's death noted its
arrival upon thoj dial posts of. the gallows
The country should be satisfied as far as
the. accomplishment of the immediate
fact is concerned. The atonement has
been swift and sure enough.
At 8 A. M.thi.sj morning Dr. Hicks went
in to see the prsoner at his request. At
this time ho asked Dr. Hicks if he could
secure Mr. Ru&L' consent to take a bath.
Dr. Hicks said that. Mr. Ituss proposed
that he take a tub bath in the cell. lie
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expressed his thankfulness for this and
then asked Dr.! Hicks to go out to the
scaffold and seej that it was all right and
then ask the warden to let the trap
sorincr as soon as ufter 12 o'clock as pos
sible. lie- mill a poem, which he styled
" Religious Baby Talk," and under
took to sing it, but V broke down,
saying: " Its no use; I am no musician."
Then he said, -j4 My heart is tender, and
I don't, think t can go through the or
deal without same emotion. I presume
that I will weep. This,- however shows
no weakness' on the great question that
I was inspired; but 'when a mm is get
ting near the heavenly world it is natur
al that one should have fouling as the
heavenly influence is pervading him."
He remarked thVit he was sitisfied that
God inspired him to do the act for which
he was to suffer. ' As to his book, he
aked that complimentary remarks in
reference to the administration be elim
inated. He then disposed of his books,
giving them to:Dr. Hicks, and went over
his letters destroying the useless oivs
and irivin Dr. Hicks directions as to
crettins them to his family. life then
discussed with Dr. Hicks the program
for the execution, stating that he wished
the doctor to offer prayer and lie would
read his favorite chapter, the 10th chap
ter of St. John, and follow with a prayer
and then read 'his poem, 44 Simplicity, or
Religious Iiibv Talk," and he wished
the trap sprung just as he concluded.
At a few minutes past eleven consid
erable commotion wts noticed around the
entrance to Giiiteau's cell and "word was
immediately brought that he had fainted
dead away. There is no doubt that he.
has been under:a very severe pressure of
self-control for the past twenty-four
llQnrs and finally nature asserted herself
Restoratives U a smipb nature vera
quickly applied, and in A minutes
the fainting man was brought to. JI,S
recovery was followed by a paroxysm of
sobbing. Dr. Hicks implored him to
make an effort to calm himself and meet
his fate in a j manly way, but the sob
bing continued apparentiy involuntarily.
At twenty miimtes past eleven Guiteau
had recovered suffiently from his faint
ing spell to hear the death warrant read,
and five minutes later Warden Crocker
proceede I to his cell with his paper in
his hand. The Warden told the pris
oner to stand Jup which he did and the
reading was then commenced. The War
den said it was his faithful duty to see
that the sente'neo was carried out. Guit
eau remained jstanding and listened with
apparent composure, shifting about un
easily at the last. At the conclusion of
the warden's
remarks, which were:
iich in its beginning had
"The year w
sen President Garfield wounded would
in its endiug see the completion of the
tragedy." Guiteau replied: 44 All right,
you will have to settle the matter with
your Go4."
On his way to the scaffold Guiteau
paused momentarily at the window ad
joining the door which leads to the scaf
fold, and cast a longing glance at the
beautiful scene spread before his vision
his last view of old Mother Earth.
Spreading away eastward from the jail
is a stretch of beautiful verdure, through
which winds the mirror like Branch, ex
tending past cottages and clusters of
trees. Beyond is a high rolling back
ground of.green hills brought into relief
by the blue sky canopy a truly beauti
ful picture. The following jail officers
officiated on the scaffold: Old Robert
Strong; Captain Coleman, Captain Tor
rens, David Jones, William Hudson;
at the west entrance door, W. G. Mc
Gill; at the inner grated door, Captain
Crocker, i
His Dying Pray eh on the Gallows.
Father, now I go to Thee and zhe. Sa
viour. I have finished tho work Thou
gavest me to do, and I am only too
happy to go to' Thee. The world does
not appreciate my commission but Thou
knowest Thou didst inspire I Garfield's
removal, and cmlv good come from
it. This i the best evidence hat the
inspiration came from Thee, and I have
set forth in my book 'that all men may
read and know that Thou, Father, didst
inspire the act for which I am no .v mur
dered. Father, I tremble for the fate
of my murderers. This government and
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this Nation, by this act, I know wil in
cur Thy eternal enmity, as did the Jews
by killing Thy man, my Saviour. The
retribution in that case came quick and
sharp, and I know Thy Divine spirit of
retribution will strike this Nation and
my murderers in the same way. The
dial)olic spirit of the nation, its Govern
ment and its newspapers towards me
will justify Thee in cursing them, and I
know that the Divine law of retribution
is inevitable. I therefore predict that
this Nation will go down in blood, and
that mv murderers, from the execution
er to the hangman, will go to hell. The
laws are inexorable, O Thou Supreme
Judge! Woe unto I Ire men that violate
Thy laws: only weeping and gnashing of
teeth awj.it them. The American press
has a largo bill to settle with Thee,
righteous Father, for their vindictivencss
in the matter. Nothing but blood be
on them and this Nation and its officials.
Arthur, tho President, is a coward and
an ingrate. His ingratitude to the man
that made him and .saved his party and
land from overthrow has no parallel in
history. But Thou, righteous Father,
will judge him. Father, Thou knowest
me, but the world hath not' known me;
but now T go to Thee and the Saviour
without the slightest ill feeling toward
a human bein. Farewell ! ye men of
earth .! i
CiiAULns Guiteau.
At 12:28 the benediction was p re
nounced. At 12:29 the. noose was placed
around his neck by Mr. Strong, one of
the guard, and the black cap was then
put on. At 12:40 the drop fell, and
(juiteau'ii last words, as spoken from be
neath the cap were "Glory! Glory!"
As soon as the trap fell the news was
communicated to the crowd outside, who
cheered loudly. Tho assassin struggled
but slightly after the drop and in a few
moments he swayed to and fro from his
weight. : There was scarcely a struggle
after the body fell. At 1:20 p. m. the
cords were removed from his arms and
legs and at 1:22 the rope was untied
where it was fastened to the scaffold and
the body lowered to the coffin. Drs.
Reyburn, Hartigan, Hall, McWilliams
Harrison, Crook and Young Marshall
Henry, Warden Crocker, and several
others stood about as the body was low
ered to the coffin, the black cap removed
and the hands folded. The features
woiV ftn expression of pain, but were
not distorted- There was no dislocation
save a dark red nil? across the neck,
and the deep lines running down be
tween the ryes, which gave him a "fowl
ing" look in life, appeared to bo drawn
deeper in death. The eyes, which were
slightly open, were gently closed by the
hands of Dr. Reyburn, and the coat
drawn together close about the neck to
hide, as far as possible, the mark of the
rope. Old Colonel Sam Strong who has
adjusted the noout) for fifteen or twenty
murderers, say3 that tho execution of
Guiteau was the. most complete affair in
all its details that he ever saw. 44 No
man," said he, 41 with his mental facul
ties ever died so game." Other old jail
officials say that they never saw a man
die so easy. Many outsiders say that
no sane man could have died so calmly.
Dr. MacDonald says it was a wonderful
death, but it does not prove either his
sanity or insanity. :
At a late hour yesterday afternoon,
while the evening rations j were being
served to him, an opportunity was giv
en to the waiter for a brief conversation
with the condemned man. ; He was ly
ing on his pallet dressed only in a light
gauze undershirt and cotton drawers,
fanning himself quite vigorously as a
protection against flies, which seemed to
be unusually thick and troublesome.
For a moment he kept the fan to his
face peering from behind it to see who
the visitor was, but on recognizing him
nodded and saluted him in a light tone
of voice and easy manner. In answer
to the waiter's stupid question as to how
he felt, he replied, 44 a good deal better
than those who are hurrying me to my
grave. I want you to rememberj sir,'.'
he said, calling the waiter by name,'
"That God will look after this quartette
and punish them as they deserve for the
injury they are doing me."'- 44 What
quartette do you mean V 44 1 mean the
infamous quartette Corkhill, Crocker,
Russ and the man who refuse. to listen
Ho my petitions." 44 But neither of these
linen could harm you if you are. as you
say Gois man, and he is. taking can- of
you." " Yes" was the reply, 44 God per
mits a good many things to be done and
then punislkes men for doing them. I
am God's man and God will lake care of
me, but that won't help the men who
are doing me Oris great wrong. By the
way," lit continued, 44 have you read my
poetry ? 44 What poetry V 44 Why my
poetry that was published in an evening
paper this week." The waiter confessed
he had not. ' Well you should read it;
it is good. I hive written a lot more
including a piece on 44 Fame." 4i How
can I get hold of it 1 4 I passed it all
over to Dr. Hicks. He's my literary
executor, and will see that I am prpper
ly represented." But very little more
was t.aid. The prisoner talked without
raising his head from the pillow in a
querulous tone.
August.
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Passed Away.
All her friends, and they are many, will
regret to hoar of the death of Mrs. Eli
za Copeland, wife of Hon. Joseph Cope
land former Treasurer of Columbia Co.
She died at tho residence of her daught
er, Mrs. Mol'.ie. Kellogg in Portland on
July 11th. at l minutes before 5 I. Si.
She was . but iod yesterday. Her remains
were brought to Fullerton Landing on
the Scappoo.e Bay, and from t!encc con
veyed to Fairview Cemetery on the Up
per Scappose. As a daughter, wife and
mother she had few equals. Words
would but faintly express, the lo.is her
relatives feel. She was the daughter of
Squire Bennett, and eame to this Coast
when' only a child, having been here
thirty years. We believe she was born
in Indiana though of this we are not
certain. At the time of her decease she
was 38 years and G months old. She
was a high spirited, nobbf ambitious
woman, of graceful appearance and re
fined manners; but the grandest acquire
ment she possessed she was a sincere,
conscientious Christian, she carried on
one showier her daily burdens and tri
als of life, and on the other the cross of
Christ, but at last she has laid all her
sorrows at the feet nf Jesus, and re
ceived the crown of Eternal Life. She
was indeed the light of her home; her
presence made it appear beautiful to ac
quaintances as well as relatives. Her
married life had its many cares but was
a happy .one, yet she submitted cheer
fully to the Lord's will, though it seemed
hard to give up her family, and particu
larly her baby girl. She has left a hus
band, three daughters, Mrs Mollie Kel
logg, wiia of Charles Kellogg, Dora and
Josie R. and one son, Isaac. Her death,
though expected came suddenly after all.
Sifter, mother, wife and friend,
Thine is life without an tnd.
Tears no more thy checks will stain
Nor thy form be rr.ckeJ wiLh iain.
Gone at last to thy reward,
Resting ever with the Lord,
Sainted memory, sweet and good,
Glorias crown of womanhood
At thy deati thou kdd'et aside
For the crown of glorified.
Trust we through Immanuel's graca
To lehold again thy face
When the veil is rent in two
Hides Eternity from view.
Jaly 1st, 1833, Se.ii!-.lniiii:il
Settlement.
Parties whose accounts are due are re
quested to call and make the regular
semi-annual settlement of accounts on or
before July 15th. 'Accounts which
have been due for one year or more
must be. paid, or settled by note imme
diately. G. W. McBRlDE.
We have received IlealcTTyJolle e
Journal It is a very interesting paper
and well worthy perusaL
fTMoney to loan on real estate
security by F. A Moore Esq. St Helen,
Oregon.
LOCAL 1TUV70.
THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST
A largo j arid well assorted stock of
men's boots, men's women's; and child
ren's shoes of all kinds carefully seJected
by Mr. Giltnerin Saii Francisco now ar
riving and to arrive at McBride's storel
Especial care has been taken to get
the very best goods in the market.
S. A, Miles knows more about a'horsd
than most , men, and . with the Bible
thinks a horse is a vain thing for safety
and never trusts to liorses standing with
out loosing; the tugs or allows a small
child to stay alone in a wagon. An
ounce of precaution in euch cases is
worth lbs. of cure, and marks the wise
4nan. Wcj publicly thank him for hia
reproof to us. In such matters wo are
too careless, and trust too much to luck
j New Goods
Arrived this week a full assortment of
newest styles of dress goods including
Brocades, Grenadines, Brocatels, Seer
suckers, Fancy Ginghams and uiora
ie cloths also American prints, whites
goods, Ladies' and Misses' hosiery in all
colors, Lisle-thread glovtj, Embroidery
tfce. Jcc. at McBride's Store. . '
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Received a visit last Sunday from
Mrs. S. A Miles, and Mrs. McElhany
We never saw Mrs. McElhany look so.
well. She grows younger all the timo.
She is much pleased with her daughters'
marriages. Mrs. Miles improve on ac
quaintance all the time. She appears to
possess tho spirit that thinketh uo evilt
the spirit which marks tin true Christ
ian.
Tomorrow the term of the villarra
school ends. Mr. Quick has the golden
opinions of all Our daughter says h
calls it'a miss in spelling if a word is
not correctly divided in syllables. Wo
are glad to chronicle a departure from
the slip-shod manner of toa-hing rsj char
acteristic of Oregon.
Mr. Peter Turner leaves tomorrow for
Co'.umbia,! the capital ot South Carolina.
He will go into the quarry busiues'i
there. Peter promises us fom letters;
we should not be surprised if lie bhould
develop a fine literary talent, ks ii is
the grandson of Turner, the cviv'ty-u.tcd
Erse poet.
Mr. J. R Frier.on and wif and child
arrived in town from Poril.ind, ;md wero
warmly greeted by old friends. Their
baby for personal beauty would take tho
p; ize anywhere, hihI is lull of music us a
music-box, and if .she lives will undoubt
edly make a prima donna in the world
of Kong, j i
Mr. Johnson, trader at Fullerton
Landing will noon leave for Rogue Riv
er. Mr. i Johnson lost a leg the first
part of the late war. lie will have a
pension of $10 per month under the new
law lately passed.
Mr. W. H. Whitney has rented tho
Taylor place in the woods with its leau
tiful creek for a chicken aud duck ranch,
and Mr. Qbed Blakesley has rented for
a term of years the Taylor Island farm
for a hog ranch.
Tha lialinsf Scientists cf to-lay agree that
most diseases are cauaed by difeaed Kidneys or
Liv er. If, therefore, the Kidneys and Liver are
kci t Perfect order, perft-ct health will be tho
res-.ut. Thia truth has only be.n known a short
time and for yearn people suffered great agony
withut bemsr able to rind relief. The discovery
of Warner's Safe Kidney pni Liver Cure mark
a new era in the treatment of these troubles.
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it contains just the elements necessary to nour
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This Remedy, which has done such wonders,
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