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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1SS5.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent weekly journal, issued cvo y
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors.
A. K. JONES, 1
J II. CltANCF.V,
I l orcmau.
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Correspondence from all parts of tho county
Address nil communications to A. K. JOncs,
Editor Urejjn fccoiit, Union, Or.
GnAftn Hondb Valley Lodge. No. i. A. F.
nnd A. SI. Meets on tho second and fourth
baturdays of each month.
O. F. Hell, W. M.
C. E. Davis, Secretary.
Union I.oixik, No. no. T, O. O. F. Iteuular
meetings on Friday ovcnlngs or eacn weeKRi
their hall in Union. All brethren In cooii
standing nro invited to uttotid. Hy order ot
tho lodge. S. W. i.oNU, N. u.
Q. A. TiiOMrsoN.Secy.
M. E. Cnoncii Dlvlno service every Sunday
nt 11 a. m and 7 p. in. Sundny school at H p.
m. Prayer meeting every Thursday oventng
atuitxl. iii:v. i.M)tii.'-u, i iieiur.
PltERiiVTEniAN Ciinncn liegular church
services every Sauuatn morning ana evening.
Prayer meeting each week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath school every Sabbath at
10 a. m. Hov. 11. VEitNON Hicu, Pastor.
St. John's Episcopal Oilmen Service
every Sunday ot 11 o clock a. in.
Hev. h. Powell, Hector.
Judgo A. C. Craig
Sheriff A. Ii. Saunders
Clerk 11. F. Wilson
Treasurer A. F. Benson
School Superintendent J. L. Hlndman
Surveyor E. Slmonls
Coroner E. H. Lewis
Goo. Acklcs Jno. Stanloy
Stato Senator L. 1). Hinohurt
.F.T.Dick E. E. Taylor
Mayor D. H. Roes
iP. A.Pursol W. D. Ho'dlcman
,'J.S. Elliott Willis bklll
.T. II. Eaton G. A. Thompson
Hecorder J. 11. Thomson
Marshal J. A.Donnevi
.rreasurcr J. u. uarrou
'Street Commissioner L. Eaton
Departure of Trains.
. Regular east bound trains leavo ot 0:30a.
,m. est bound trains leavo at 4:20 p. ra.
J. It. CH1TES,
attokzvsjy at b,aw.
Collecting nnd probato prnctlco specialties
Olliee, two doors south of Fostofiloe, Union,
Afccy at Law aofl Notary Fulc.
Office, ono door south of J. II. Eaton's storo
i. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Office, ono door south ot J. H. Eaton's storo,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
FMYsiciAiv ai ;si;ecss:o',
Has permanently located at North Powdor,
wnero no will answer an cans
T. II. CHAWFOItD,
.ATTOICNKY AT uw,
Union, - Oregon.
D. Y. K. DEERLNG,
,XIiyHivinn ami Surgeon,
Oftlce, Main street, nextdoorto Jones Dros.'
Hesldouco, Mnln streot, second houso south
of court house.
Chronic dlsoases a specialty.
O. F. 1IK3KX.,
Atlorney an! Counsellor at Law,
Real Estate, Lnw nnd Probato Practlco will
recelvo special attention.
Ottlco ou A street, rear of Stato Land Oftlce.
" H. F. BURLEIGH,
'Attorney nt Invr, Kenl I2tuto
uud Collecting; Agent.
Land Oflico Business a Specialty.
j Office at Alder, Union Co., Oregon.
J. W. 6I1ELTOX
SHELTOH & HARDEST!,
AXTOKNEY8 AT I,AW.
Will practlco In Union, Baker, Grant,
Umatillu and Morrow Counties, also in the
Supreme Court o! Oregon, the District,
Circuit and Supreme Courts of the United
Mining and Corporation business a spo
icalty. Office in Union, Oregon.
A MGIIT IN A DISSECTING-ROOM.
A Mysterious Snore from a Body A Stranrtc
"I havo been for tho past fifteen
years engaged nt my present business,
anil 1 need not tell you it is not ono of
the most pleasant occupations in tho
world. 1 have had sonio torriblo ex
periences during that time, and if I
wero to rolatn some of them to you you
would not think them creditable. I
spend most of tho day and night with
these dead bodies, and now that 1 havo
irrown accustomed to it I do not mind
it so much." Tho speaker was l'rof.
James Walsh, superintendent of tho
dissecting-room in tho New York Uni
versity Medical College and tho abovo
answer was given in reply to tho re
porter's query. Tho Professor contin
ued: "If vou wish to hoar an oxperionco I
had, iol mo see, about fifteen years
ago, I have no objection to tolling yon,
but just follow mo up and 1 will show
you the very spot wlicro it occurred
and perhaps it will help to freshen my
Tho reporter followed tho Professor
up a long winding stairway until ho
camo to a door which was looked. The
Professor took from his pocket a koy,
nnd having applied it to tho lock, tho
door suddenly How open and disclosed
a long, wide room, in which lay up
wards of 200 "cadavers" placed upon
marble slabs. The stonch that came
from this room was of tho most indo
scriablo character, and tho reporter
drew back to catch his breath.
"This is tho dissecting room," add
ed tho Professor, aud it gives you
some idea of tho character of my
work. It is hero 1 spend my day and
nijiht, and yqu will at onco admit it is
not a very pleasant way to spend ouo'3
existence. It is over there, just at
that slab toward tho left, that tho ex
perience occurred which I now relate.
ALONE AVITII THE UKA1).
"1 was then a new man, and did not
feci quito nt homo as much as now,
and though it is woll nisli iifteon yoars
siuco it happened it was so loreibly im
pressed upon my mind at tho time
that 1 shall nover forget it. The stu
dents had all gone and I was alono in
Iho dissecting-room. Tho hour was
about 12 o'clock and I had remained
to lix up tho cadavers for the morrow.
The associations connected with this
placo at such an hour nro enough to
till tho mind of a less nervous person
with apprehension. About '200 dead
bodies lay on tho slabs all around, and
at that time a sercon hung from tho
top of each slab to tho ground, so as
to conceal tho debris during tho day,
Not a sound broke tho stillness of tho
dissootiHr-room, not a ripplo ran
through this big building, when all at
once, as 1 stood near that slab, I hoard
a loud snoring sound proceed from a
"1 could feel the throbbing of my
heart, and I stood rooted to tliu ground.
I could not move if 1 tried, and Hie
muscles of my feet soomed togivo way
under mo. Tho cadavor raised him
self up on his back aud looked and
erinned at mo in a most agonizing
mannor. A cold sweat ran all over
juy frame. 1 seemed to ho lifted oil"
tho ground, and in another moment I
was thrown prostrate on tho iloor. I
nover believed much in ghosts, but at
that timo I could not explain this ex
THE JIVSTKHY SOLVED.
"I lay m that position 1 know not
how long, but anyway when 1 recov
ered eonsciousno-s it was morn'ngand
tho light was streaming in through
thoso windows. With the roturn of
day 1 plucked, up frosli courago and
wont up to ascertain tho cause of 1113'
scaro of tho provious night. Tho ca
davor lay in tho very same position in
which it had been placed by mo and I
put my hand on tho faco aud lound
tho coldnoss of doath thoro. 1 raised
up tho cloth that covored tho lower
part of tho slab nnd thoro found tho
cause of my fooling of the provious
night A student lay on his back on
the floor in a profound slumber, sleep
ing oil tho night's debauch, This at
onco explained tho wholo secret away
and tho nervous prostration 1 experi
enced was wholly duo to my ardent
imagination, I got over all that, how
over, and now I investigate tho causo
of nuy unusual noise siuco that night
Of course you can readily understand
tho nervous perturbation was wholly
induced by tho strango noiso that was
produced in that placo at such an un
seasonable hour, and that explains
away my feolings with rognrd to tho
croct position tho cadaver was sup
posed to assume. Such an extraordi
nary occurrence micht result fatally
in many cases, for the ncryous system
in ono who is a lirm believer in super
natural visitations would refcoivo a
shock from which it would nover in
all probability rally, andl have known
many pooplo who wero rondored in
sane by just such an occurrence. It
was n lesson '.o me, however, that I
will. not readily forgot. So niuqh for
my first oxporienco in a dissecting
room. Aew York Herald.
Tho horrible assault of which "Bob''
Cook, of Philadelphia, was tho victim
this week, calls attention to tho fact
that a series of remarkable fatalities
seems to havo dogged the steps of
prominent Yalo men of Into years.
Thoso which wo here recall cortainly
make a siillicieutly formulnblo array,
but no doubt some have slipped our
memory, while others wo may have
concluded may not bo regarded by
many as markedly out of tho ordinary.
Of course the case which will, on ac
count of its horror uud its freshness,
suggest itself to most will bo that of
young Barclay Johnson, who shot his
mother, sister and himself at Green
wich. Tho true story of that fatal act)
of insanity, blighting a homo and aj
career so promising, will probably boi
never in print. Young Theodore Cuy
lor, of a prominent Philadelphia fami
ly, a classmate of Johnson in '82, mot
with an exceptionally pathetic end, if
ono not strictly tragical. He hasten-,
ed to tho bedside of his fiancee, who
was stricken with typhoid fever, io bo
almost instantly himself attacked with,
tho same disease. In two days after
ho was dead, and for weeks the news
of his fato and burial was closely kopt
from tho young lady, less tho shock
might carry hor, too, 10 tho grave. In,
the following class, thai of '8il, An
drews was in his senior year tho vic
tim of one of thoso shoekinir hunting,
accidents, his gun being discharged
into his vitals, killing him instantly.
Andrews' classmate, Kellogg, aj
scholar of high standing, for whom ap-:
parcntly was in storo a brilliant future!
was cut oft just after graduation by;
ono of theso fatally quick attacks ofj
typhoid fover, tho dread disease which!
so swiftly carried oll'tho noblo hearl-j
cd "Tom" Lawrence, of tho following
class. Tho Lawrence Dormitory, noV
rising, commemorates his name. Toi
go back a little further, tho tragic;
death of Frederick Kernoehnn, ofj
Pittslielil brought a shock to tho circlo'
of older graduates, making a gap;
thoro and in his homo city, whero ho
was universally esteemed", which time''
may lieol over, but not fill. Ho
thought ho hoard a burglar moving iui
his house, and, carrying a pistol,
started lo attack tho intruder. Ho
slipped upon tho stairs, aud tho pistol!
was discharged, fatally wounding!
him. Henry Armitt Brown, a Yalo,
man of about the same time, fast ris-i
ing at Philadelphia to national reputa
tion 1 for eloquence, caught a cold,
while delivering a historical oration,
which brought him to his grave before
many of his fr'onds had hoard of his,
sickness. A little after camo two sui-,
cidos, of two intimato eollogo friends,
both exceptionally brilliant men. Win.;
Wood and Maj. Heaton. Tho formor,
took his life bocauso of tho burden ofj
agnosticism, which he could not shako
oil', woighing upon an ovorsensitivo
heart ; tho latter, bceauso tho battle,
of lifo wont against him and ho could,
soo no way of providing for his vifo
nnd children. Prof. Stuart Phelps, of
the faculty of Smith College, Morth
nptou, a Yale man of tho same time,,
pulled his gun after him out of a boat,
while spending tho summer in tho,
Maine woods, and paid for his care
lessness with his life. But tragic as
wore tho ends of these so promisingly!
oponed lives, aro they to bo compared
for one momont with self-ruined hopes
Iho degrading existence of anothor
Yalo man of that time, who has been
obliired to ileo his country because of
rascalities only paralleled by tho ca
re or of Ferdinand Ward, and who sur
passed him in tho vulgarity of .sheer
stealing? We refer to vm.njr Eno, the
wooden spoon man of Yale, 'GG. now
living in Canada. Better, far better,
a horrible death than a lifo thus de
formed forover by a horrible past
Wulerbttri (Conn.) American,
Size of the Brain in Extinct Animals.
Prof. "Marsh, of Yalo college, said at
the recent meeting of tho British asso
ciation that for lifteeu years ho had
d rented his attention to the subjoct of
the size of the brain in extinct animals.
In overy instance ho found that tho
mammals from tho lower tertiary had
vory small brains. Ho carried his in
vestigation into tho upper tortiary,and
fouud that the brain was much largor
in tho pliocene than the miocone. All
the tertiary mnmmah had small brains;
thoro was a gradual increase in the
size of tho brain during this poriod;
nnd this increase in tho sizo was gen
erally in tlio cerebral hemisphere or
higher portions of the brain. In sonio
groups tho convolution of tho brain
had gradually beeomo nioro complex.
In some tho cerebelium and tho olfac
tory lobes had ovon diminished in size.
There was now ovidence that tho samoj
general law of brain growth ljolds
good for birds and reptiles from the
jnrassio poriod to the present timo.
Tho braiu of an animal belonging to a
vigorous race, fitteil for a long sur
vival, was larger than tha averago
brain of that poriod in fhosamo group,
ami tho brain of a mammnl of a de
clining raco was smaller than tho av-i
orago brain of its contemporaries of,
tho sauio group. The small anitna.'s
now oxisting had proportionally
largor brains thnn tho larger animals,
tho young animals had proportionally
larger brains than adult animal.
Thoy found somo interesting examples
which throw light ou this question.
For instance, in tho ooceno thoy had
an animal, tho oldest known ancestor
of the rhinoceros, and ithad an excep
tionally largo brain. Taking nil tho
facts togothor, it secuiod as though
this braiu growth Mas an important
element in tho survival of animals. If
tho animals became largo and un wioldy
with n small bruin, it would bn Habit
to suffer from any change of climate.
In other words, in early times tho big
brain conquered, as it is tho big brain
that couquors in civilization to-day.
Prof. Flower said it was satisfactory to
find a case whero tho facts workod out
coinclik-d with previously formed
theories, bceauso that was not always
tho case, and sometimes tho facts or
tho theories had to go to tho wall. In
this case thoy had no such dilliculty;
and thoy bad to thank tho American
government tor tho way in which It
had taken up Prof. Marsh's work and
was disseminating It
The principal reform to fsr loaujunted In
Mezlro by the Americans Js the use of tUe re
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