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Corvalos, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, January 19. 1906. NO. H
The "Chinks" Have a Pipe Dream
That is no Dream.
There was a breeze ot excite
ment on the streets Tuesday,
when it became ' known that the
police had raided a China house
on Main street during Monday
night, and had there found opium
smokers, one of whom was a
Monday afternoon the officers
were aiven a "tip" that opium
smkine was goine on at this
joint from the hours of one to
four a. m., and actine on this
information it was decided to sur
prise the pigtail celestials at their
den at 2 130 Tuesday morning.
Upon entering the place sev
eral chinamen were found lying
about the rooms, and in response
to a knock on a closed door,
"Butterfly" a 70-year old, hid
eous old chinamen appeared, and
the officers entered the apart
ment. Crosswise on one end of
the bed lay Rachel Depew, an
Indian girl who was former
ly employed at a local hotel. In
the middle of the bed was an
opium smoking outfit with pipes,
and old "Butterfly" had appar
ently been stretched across the
other end of the bed it is suppos'
ed, both he and the girl smoking
The woman was ordered by the
omcers to get up and accompany
them, and went into another
room to dress. Awaiting a rea
sonable time an officer knocked
at the door when it was sudden
ly opened and a vial thrown out.
the girl saying soihething to the
effect that "they would not get
her this time." She then began
coughing and strangling. Ex
amination of the vial showed it
to have contained Buckingham's
hair dye, only a small portion
havinsr been swallowed bv the
She was taken to the county
jail and a physician hastily sum
moned who pronounced the pois
on in the dve to have been, in
his opinion, nitrate of silver. It
produced swelling of the tongue
and general irritation of the
throat, but the quantity was not
sufficient to cause death. An at
tempt was also made by Miss
Depew to lacererate her wrist with
a case knife, but she stated that
it was "too dull."
Two of the Chinamen were ar
rested, Butterfly and another
named Ling, and lodged in the
city jail. A number of opium
.pipes and other fixtures, besides
several cans of opium, were taken
by the police. Other arrests are
likely to be made.
From indications it seems that
the girl had been a resident of the
China house for some weeks, at
least, a fact never mistrusted by
police, citizens nor even by the
ladies of the W. C. T. U. free
reading room, next door.
water by heating about one-sixth
of it to boiling heat, that is, we
put one barrel of hot. water - into
five barrels of , ordinary creek
water. .. ." '. .
We were careful to keep the
goats- out ot the cold,' and shel
tered them well at night. With
in three days after dipping, they
acted like a ' different band of
goats; began to gain in flesh and
strength, and became more active
and in better heart and spirit.
With proper precautions, I un
hesitatingly say, "Dip.".
Later: Before the affair was ended
three Chinamen were involved. Tues
day they were all Defore Police Judge
YateB and they plead tsnilty. Two of
the celeBtials paid a fine of $20 each and
the third enriched the city to the extent
of $50. -
Time to Dip.
Writing the Agriculturist,
Barnett Y. Roe, of Washing
ton county, Oregon, gives the
following interesting experience
in the matter of dealing, with
In a recent issue you invited
suggestions relative to dipping
lousy goats in mid-winter. Fiom
our experience I would unhesi
tatingly say; Dip, and dip well.
A year ago our goats were so
lousy that the lice were causing
them to die, by reducing their
flesh, vitality, and strength and
vigor. Considering it a case
where a desperate ailment re
quired a desperate remedy, we
dipped with Little's sheep dip.
We fed them a heavy feed of
grain to give them strength a
few hours before we dipped them
and grained them heavily after
wards. We 'warmed the dipping
Whereas, It has pleased Di
vine Providence to remove from
our midst, and from her home,
our beloved comrade, Mrs. Eliza
beth Buxton, whose qualities as a
fiiend and comrade placed her in
the highest esteem of all; and
Whereas, It is right and proper
for us sympathizing comrades in
this dark hour of trouble to pay
our. highest tribute to the mem
ory of our departed friend and
comrade; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, the mem
bers of the Order of Washington,
deeply feel the loss of her who
has proved herself worthy of our
respect and regard and - extend
our heart-felt sympathies to the
bereaved family and relatives;
and be it further f
Resolved, That these resolu
tions be placed on the records of
our order and that a copy be sent
to the family of the , deceased,
and also to each of the Corvallis
papers for publication.
Dated this 13th day of January,
J. W. Ingle,
Mrs. T. W. Diixy,
C. P. BLAIR.
Still Active Although More Than
100 Years Old.
her home, 537
Phoebe Hendnckson, aged 50
years and 17 days, died of heart
failure. Deceased was born in
Bellair, Iowa, December 22, 1855,
and in 1857 her parents crossed
the plains to Oregon and settled
in Marion connty near the pres
ent site of Turner.
In the fall of 1861 they moved
to Benton county where she grew
to womanhood. July 2K 1872,
she was united in marriage to
Franklin J. Hendrickson, who
with five children, have pro
ceeded her to the Great Un-
Deceased is survived by six
children, Mrs. Hattie Gretzsch
man, of Lebanon, Oregon, Min
nie, Elwood D., Willard C,
Cora and Macil, of Portland, and
the following brothers and sis
ters: William Emrick, of Mer
lin, Oregon; George W. Emrick,
Corvallis; Jos. H. Emrick, Mrs.
Jacob Turner, Mrs. J. M. Crider
and Mrs. H. D. Carnme, all of
Portland, Oregon. She was a
daughter of the late Henry and
Jane. Emrick, former residents of
Thus we are called one by one
over to the other shore, wnere
grief, pain and sorrow are felt
and feared no more.
History Repeats Itself.
The following bit of historical
romance will be understood read
ily by our readers, even though
written in "hog latin:"
, Sweet girlorum,
Out of the dorum.
Have your job printing done
at the Gazette office-
Take The Gazette for all the
Pendleton, Ore... "fan. 6.
"Everyone will get old if he
lives long enough, was the
aphorism framed by centenarian
Colbert P. Blair to The Spokes-
man-Review correspondent upon
being interviewed as to how it
feels to be 100 vears old. The-
aged man continued speaking in
a rambling manner, trying to re
call the past when he was a lad
in. North Carolina, then passing
swiftly to the events 50 years
later, when, after livinc for varv-
ing periods in Kentucky, Illinois,
Missouri and Iowa, he "emigrat
ed" to "the Oregon country" ar
riving in the Willamette Valley
Mr. Blair's chief pleasure is to
i relate experiences with the In
dians. He has no sympathy
with the red man, and even now
grows enthusiastic when telling
of the Indian wars in which he
served and recounting the num
ber of warriors he "fetched
down." He served through the
Black Hawk war in 1833-4 and
escaped unharmed." He was in
the battle of the meadows of the
Rogue river Indian war in 1853
56, one of the fiercest fights with
the red men on record. In this
battle he acquitted himself with
great bravery, rsceiving high
commendation from the com
"In those days I would sooner
tight than eat," said he. "Some
how I never liked Indians. Thev
were never fair, and for treach
ery, well, they had a monopoly
on that. Thev are onlv eaod
when dead," smilingly concluded
Mr. Blair was one of the first
friends that the late Senator
Mitchell had in Oregon. While
in Benton county Mr. Blair was
active in politics, bavin? been
elected to the state legislature in
1862. .Later when Mitchell
commenced to become a factor in
Oregon politics, he found no
truer friend and no stronger suo-
psrter than Mr. Bliar.
"Senator Mitchell is nnc f
the few great men of Oregon,"
said he. He has done more for
the state - than any other .man.
He is sincere and conscientious."
Mr. Blair referred to the late
senator in the present tensed not
knowing of his recent death nor
of his conviction in the federal
court of conspiracy to defraud
the government of public lands.
Mr. Blair still believes that
Mitchell is alive and attendant
upon his duties at Washington.
If apprised of the diserace and
death of the senator it is believed
the aged man would be unable
to endure the shock, so deeply
has he been wrapped up in the
life of Senator Mitchell. "
Mr. Blair is no burden to bis grand
daughter, Sawtell, at whole home he has
lived for fifteen years. He occupies an
upstairs room and walks up anl down
stairs from six to ten times each day.
He takes care of the room himself declar
ing that ''na one can make his bed to
suit him." He eats heartily and says
he is always hungry. He has never been
ill a day in his life.
"If a person wants to live long," he
saye, "he must be regular in bis habits
and get plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
Irregular living and dissipation are sure
suicide." He has spent an active, vigor
ous life, his occupation having been
One week ago last Friday he celebrated
the centenary of hia birth, having been
born in North Carolina, December 29,
1805, the year of the Lewis and Clark
expedition. He says he expects to live
many more years, bat as soon as he be
comes a care to bis family he will be
ready to die.
He U the father of eight children, four
of whom are dead. The living are:
James H. Blair and Mrs. Neeky Clapp,
of Lincoln county; T. J. Biair, of Pen
dleton and J. B. Blair, who has been a
resident of Lake county 33 years, but
wbo is now on his way to Montana,
where he will reside. - A
A peculiar coincidence connected with
Mr. Blair's family is found in the ages of
the members of four generations. A.
grandson, Royal 6. Sawtell, of Athena,
is 23 years old; a granddaughter, Mrs.
F. H. Sawtell, of Pendleton, is 50 years
old; a son, T. J. Blair, of Pendleton, is
75 years old. and Mr. Blair himself is
100 years old. :r -
"TJncle Cob," as he was familiarly
known, . resided for about fifty years in
Benton county. For thirty years of this
time he. was court bailiff for this county
Several years ago he went to Pendleton to
make his home. The above sketch gives
his birthday as December 29, but friends
residing here who have' known the old
gentleman many long years declare that
he was, according to his own statement,
born December 31st (New Year's eve)
1805. In either case he is now more than
100 years old. He is a remarkable man.
W. G. Emery was the victim
of an unusual and unpleasant ex
perience Monday evening while
returning from Portland to . his
home in this city. He came up
from Portland by way of Albany
and when he went to purchase a
ticket at the latter city to ride
over the C. & E. to Corvallis, he
made the startling discovery that
his purse was missing and that
he had lost it out of his pocket in
some manner whUe on the over
Here our townsman was an
chored hard and fast and was be
coming abont desperate enough
to walk home when Neil New
house, who was coming home on
the same train, acted the Good
Samaritan and in due season Mr.
Emery rode into his home city.
On arrival here he went to the
telephone office and sent a call for
the conductor of the .overland
train when he should arrive in
Eugene. Mr. Emery chanced to
be personally acquainted with
this conductor. In due season
the latter gentlemen answered
the call and Mr. Emery explained
regarding the loss of his purse.
The conductor said he had not
heard of anybody oa the train
finding the purse, but for
Mr. Emery to hold the phone
and that he would look through
the various coaches for the purse.
This he did and In a few minutes
phoned our photographer that he
had found the missing purse.
The following day Mr. Emery
received his purse containing
money and papers. Mr. Emery
had been down to Portland to at
tend a meeting of the executive
board of the Photographers' As
sociation of the Pacific North
west, being secretary-treasurer of
that body, and aside from some
$30 or $40' s had some of the As
sociation's paper in his purse that
he did not want to lose.
But this is a case where all's
well that ends well, and this end
ed O. K. ' !
Oregon Boundary Line.
Some little time ago we print
ed ths announcement that' the
State of Washington was bring
ing suit against Oregon to settle
a dispute regarding the boundary
line between the two states. The
following dispatch bearing on
this subject was sent out from
completed his answer in the
boundary - line case between
Washington arid Oregon this
morning. The, brief is very
short. It disputes the contention
of Washington as to the locati n
of the boundary line - on all
points, and is accompanied bv a
map marked "Exhibit 1," which
shows the location of the line a.s
claimed by Oregon to be from
two tnd a half to five miles north
ot the line as fixed by Washing
tou. Sand Island, according to-,
the Oregon map, is in Oregon.
Oa tli Washington map it is
two miles north of the Washing
ton line. The brief is signed by
A. M. Crawiord, Attorney-Gen-
erai; Isaac H. Yan Winkle, As
sistant Attorney-General, and
Harrison Allen, special counsel
for Oregon. This case will be
heard before the United
States Supreme Court at Wash-
ingtoa some time next . Spnn
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