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UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2(5, 1883.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
.An Independent weekly Journal, issued ovo y
. JONES & CHANCEY,
l'ubllphcrs and Proprietors.
A. K. .Tones, I
.1 H. CiiANcnv,
IIaTKS OP SUHSCKII'TION:
One copy, nno year $1.7)
" " Six months 1 exi
" " Threo months 73
Invariably casli in ndvanco.
Ifby any chance f inscriptions nro not paid
till end ot year, two dollars will bo chunrcd.
lUtcs of ndvertislnif mado known on appli
cation. Correspondence frcSm all parts of the county
Address all communications to A. K. Jones,
Kdltor Oregon Scout, I'lilon.Or.
GllAN't) KONDE V.U.LKV I.OIXIK. No. fifi. A. V.
and A. !. Jlcets on tlio second and lourth
Saturdays ol ench month.
0. T. Ilui.r,, W. M.
C. E. Davis, Secrotnry.
Union- I.oimib, No. :ki, I. O. O. r lfejrulnr
meetings on l'rldny evenings of each woekat
iheir hall In Union. All brotlircu in Rood
Btandlnjr are invited to attend, lly order or
the lodjre. S. V. l.ONO, N. G.
C5. A. Thompson, Secy.
Jt. V.. Ciiritcn Divino service every Sunday
nt 11 a. m nml 7 p. in. Sunday school at :i p.
in. I'rayer mectliur every Thursdny ovenln;?
atti:;!0. Hkv. AMinitsoN, Pastor.
PitFSiiYTEiiiAN Clinton nebular chnrcli
service every Sabbath Morning and evonhtfr,
Praver lneetlinr o.ieli week on Wednesday
nvotilnp. Sabbath school every Sabbath at
10 a. lit. Jtov. II. vi:knon hick, l'astor,
St. John's Episcopal Citutcn Scrvleo
every Sunday at II o clock a. in.
Hev. W. U. PowEi.t., Hector,
Judiro A. C. Cralir
Sheiiir A. I.. Saunders
Clerk 11. P. Wilson
Treasurer A. P. Ilenson
School Superintendent J. I.. Hlndman
Surveyor 15. Simonis
Coroner 13. II. Lewis
Oeo. Acklos Jno. Stanley
State Senator I.. II. Kinehart
1 1 K I'M EH 15 N T A T I V US.
K.T.Dick i:. 12. Taylor
Miiyor D. II. Itees
S. A. Pursol W. O. Ho'dletnini
j.s. union winis siciir
.1. It. Eaton (. A. Thompson
Kecordur I. H. lliomsou
jMarslial J. A.Dcnuev
'treasurer J. D. Carroll
Street Commissioner L. Eaton
Departure ol" Trulitw.
Kecular cast bound trains leave at !)::Wa
in. West bound trains leave at 4:LD p. m.
J. R. CKITKS,
AT'l'HCrVB-2V AD" B.A1V.
Collectlnsr and nrobato nractlco sncolaltica
Ollice, two doois south of Postolliee, Uiiion.
Attorney at La?f aod Notary Public.
Onico, ono door south of J. II. Eaton's storo
Union, Oi CBon.
I. N. CllOMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Ofllce, one door south ot J. H. Eaton's store,
A. E. SCOTT, M. I).,
Has permanently located nt North Powdor,
when) no will answer all calls.
T. II. CRAWFORD,
ATTOaCNIiV AT l,AW,
Union, - - - - Oregon.
1). Y. K. DEERING,
IMijuieiini a till Mui-fA'i'Oii,
Ofllco, Main street, ncxtdoorto Jones Ilros.'
Iti'Sldenco, Main strcot, second house south
ol court houso.
t'lironlodltcases a specialty.
Atlornoy anfl Coausollor at Law,
Ileal Estate. iMVf ond Probato Practice ii 111
recelvo special attention.
Ottico on A street, rear of State Land Ofllco.
II. F. IJURLEIGII,
Attorney at S.aw, ISoal INiute
and Collecting: AkciiI.
Land Ollico Uusiness a Specialty.
Ofllco at Alder, Union Co., Oregon.
j. w. siiKi.Tor
SHELTON & HARDEST!,
attoicvkym at law.
Will nrnctico in Union, Halter, Grnnt,
Umatilla ami Morrow CounticH. also in the
Supremo Court of Oregon, the District,
Circuit nnil Supreme Courts of the United
Mining and Corporation businetw a je
. Office in Union, Oiejon.
nun i ii i ii i m ii iiiiiii 1 1 ii ii i im n i minimi
A I'llOl'IlETlO DEATH.
An Ascd Man Pninils a Prediction and Drops
Dead His Antolilosraphv Ills Mfitli
cdlcal Mfe-His Will.
Early last spring an aged man walk
ed briskly into tlio Enquirer ollico,
and. with a very brief, preliminary
stated that ho wished to leave in
charge of tlio editor his aulobigraphy,
lo bo published after his death, which
would probably oeenr some time tiiis
fall. Ho also" wished to leave the
names of friends to whom papers con
taining an account of his deatli were
to bo sent. The old man was Rich
ard Rissoll, a naturalist. His predic
tion was fullilled yestonlav morning
at tho Hummel House, where, in tlio
ollice ot the hotel, while walking, ho
throw up hishiitiiK and, w.tli no "other
sign, fell to the tluor a corpse. He
had been exceptionally cheerful all
tho morning, and nt lho breakfast
table had eaten heartily.
Ho had confidently predicted that
ho would die this fall, and, as the
orthodox people say, "had his lamp
trimmed and burning." In It is pock
et was found a scaled envelope ad
dressed to the editor of lho Enquirer,
and on it wa3 written, "Drop this
letter in tlio letter box nt my death."
Tho following was found enclosed:
"Cincinnati, 1SS.".--Deak Editoh
When jou got th s I'll be dead tit
tlio Hummel House. J loft in' your
absence witii Mr. a lotter for
publication at my death, l'lcaso do
not forjret it, as Mr. said ho would
look it uj and publish it at tho proper
time, lours confidingly,
Tlio following directions were also
found on li s person:
Cincinnati, Soptembcr 2, 18S.3.
N. B. : 1 have a letter in the hands of
the editor of tlio Enquirer for publica
tion, l'lcaso call on him ami give
particulars ot my ucain, etc. l am
vory fcohloin mind and body, and can
not livo but a short time.
R. Rissm.i., 85 years.
To Mr. J. Coplock, Esq., Sr.: I havo
about $90 in my trunk to pay board
while 1 livo. . Bisski.l.
In addition lo oilier arrangements
for his last sleep, which will bo read
further along, this methodical old
gontlcman recently purchased a hand
some monument, paying for the same
$250, and had it all inscribed, oven to
the year 1885, leaving only in blank
tho month and lho day of tlio monlli.
His last will and testament was not
forgotten, and hero it is:
Cincinnati, O., October 15, 1885.
My Dkak Alick Wiikkmok: 1 send
3011 in another envolopc my Poinorov
National Hank stock for $2,000, and
my Norton Iron stock for 1,000, and
iny Ohio Machine Company stock for
750, all of which 1 present lo 3 on as
a free gift; also, I ive you my house
you livo in in Middleport, and tho
money 1 have placed lo your credit in
the l'omoroy National Hank, all lo
be used for tho benefit of ,Sallic,Nollic,
Carbon and yourself, children of my
nopliow, Carbon Wheeler, deceased.
1 advise you to eiiooso Samuel Rrad
bury your trustee, to do your business.
ly all means, and keep under his con
trol, and the whole of my gift as still
as poss ble. Yours conlindingly,
The autobiography for which the old
gentleman expressed a good deal of
solicitude is lierowith inserted as it
came to the oditor's hands:
UICUAUl) lllSSrjU., I.WTLllAl.lbT, Ol' CINCIN
NATI, h di:ai). i ijiki), as : had livi:i, in
1.0V1S WITH ALL NATL'Iti:.
When those lines 1 re r?al
I'll beconillntd ultimo ten fliel,
Hccju-o no kli died in thu West
To lav me loucly at icst.
Allien, l.ve norl I of sinnirs;
1 :o where graves are winners.
Ray no young pr.est to protend to
pray mo out of my grave for money.
They come and dance tho jigs of
lifo; away they go liko shadows play
ing beforo moving objects. Timo
brings all 011 a lovel, tho king with
tlio beggar, and all sleep togothor in
tho great womb of Nature.
My turn has come when 1 must join
tho liinumorablo thromr of billions of
dead and sleep with tlieni tlio sleop
mat Knows no wakintr in that vast
graveyard eoverinr the whole earth.
Every step taken on so 1 presses on
what was once vouotablo and animal
Fall and winter arc lho rhrhtsoasons
of tho oar to die, when other thinirs
decay and aro looked up in tho icy
embraco of winter, but vernal spring
anil summer aro tlio neht tunes to
live, when birds 111 early spring their
sweetest lovo sonirs sing and all na
turo bursts into new life, nud in sum
mor the green earth is covered with
The groat drawback on dying is
that 0110 docs not- wako up morn
ings to greet friends and to read
the daily papers, thereby losing nil
that transpires in th's livo world of
If lifo was a thing to buy, tho rich
would livo and thu poor would dio nt
once. Rut life is like a "snowflake on
the river a moment while, then gone
forever." It brings a pang to know
lifo comes not again to the samo indi
vidual, but out of its sad decay olhor
croations of livos arise spontaneously,
as matter nevor dies, but livo? on in
nthor forms, liko tho leatlets that fall
to tho ground all seru and brown ero
long mingle with tho toil and buds
arise, giving births to new-born llow
ers. Tho elements of bones and feath
ers are in tho now-born egg, and tho
nature, too, making the strutting llow
Life is a strugglo full of caro and
trouble; its greatest pleasures aro of
ehorlost duration. Yet if 1 was asked
what I most desired I would say giro
mo back my youth.
It should be considered a sin and a
disgraco to die prematurely, proving
violatlous of natural laws, but to dio
with old age should bo regarded as
the most honorable of all deaths.
My philosophical roligion enabled
mo to livo alone with myself and to dio
alono without a murinor. 1 am not
liko tho Irishninn, who, when ho
thought ho was dyintr, becamo alarm
cd and sent for his priest, avIio said:
"Rat, I hone you aro not afraid of
"No, your Holiness; it is tho othor
gentleman I'm afraid of."
As I have nono hero lo linccr by mv
grave, 1 invito passing friends to call
at my lot, No. Ill, section 110, Spring
orovo uoniotory, wlieret can bolounu
at homo by my monumontat all times,
since none move out of the citv of tho
lamented dead of over 10,000 iuliabi
SKHTCII OF MY LITE.
I mado my first yell in my mother's
bed-room without a shirt on January
1, 1801. Life left mo , 1885.
1 havo lived in Cincinnati sinco 18G0.
I grow up on a farm in Connecticut, i
am of Frencli-Huguenot stock and
English origin. My ancestors catno
over 235 years ago and settled on a
farm in Massachusetts. I never had a
doctor nor look any drug-store poisons
111 my me, ami incrooy uicu a natural
deatli in my 85th year. I was self
raised and educated from 1 years old,
when 1 was left 011 tho stormy sea of
lifo without compass or rudder to
steer through a long voyage.
At 17 I was a .school teacher and
taught boys of 18 years how to think
Subsequently I praeticod the hum
bugecry of medicine, which is expe
rimenting and guess-work, like a half
blind man going out lo shoot birds or
rats. 1 refer to doctors, not surgeons.
Then I was a traveler and stood upon
tho banks of tho Rio Grande; visitod
tho tombs of tlio Presidents and saw
some of tlio renowned pooplo of our
country and tho nobility within tho
I havo now gono whoro lodgings aro
free, into my house tho gravo-diggor
mado for mo; to play hermit for my
own amusement, till Gabriol calls for
saints and sinners to arise and put on
their running clothos.
Thus ends my oventful lifo in my
85th year; yet 1113' evil deeds will livo
in voices, while my virtues will bo
written in sand. I gavo my assots to
relative- orphans andothorwiso beforo
1113' death. 1 havo many distant rela
tives living in New England and York
State, but my near ones havo gono to
kingdom como. or where tho "wood
bino twineth." Riciiakd Bissem.,
Coroner Carriek held an inquest
on the body of tho oocentric and pro
phetic old gentleman and found that
death was troni exhaustion consequent
on old age. Cincinnati Eqnuircr.
Symptoms ofRniin Weaviuoss.
Patients who sufl'er from brian
wearinoss aro usually very fanciful.
and oasily given to imagine that tlioy
are the subjects of organic discaso of
tlio brain, such as softening or tumor.
Reoplo wlio consult medical men about
Ihoir mental or cerebral conditiou aro
seldom diseasod, although t am bound
to confess that long-continued brain
exeitomont or dobility might ond in
There is however, ustialh' a marked
deviation from the straight road of
health, of which the patient is himself
porfoctlv conscious, whothor h's
friends bo so or not. He does not feol
his "old self," ho experiences groator
nervousness, ho can not settle so long
and so well to business as ho used to
do, he can not grasp calculat ons so
well, ho loses lasto for any kind of
work, whothor intellectual or other
wise, which necessitates tlio loast do
grco of thought. Ho would fain work
as of yoro, and tries hard to do so; but
me power 10 comuiuo in 11 uocs not
roiilly exist in tlio brain, and lie is
vexed and worried, and rondered
worse in consequonco.
His memory assuredly fails to a
great extent, and his intellectual pow
ers aro reduced to a lower obi) than
formerly, or tlioy but Hare out occa
sionally and dio away again. There
is, to use hotnuty lauguage. "no stay"
in the nervous powor. Sleop, if it can
bo obtained lor an hour or two, tonds
greath to rofresh peoplo suffering
thus. Thoy awake and arise more
hopeful and more full of strength; but,
alas! tho first exeitomont blows it all
awii3 Cdiselrs family Magazine.
A Irura Tiling of It.
"What intorest can 3'ou have in
reading the 1 st of prizes in tho Ha
vana lottery? You nover buy any tick
ets," asked Kosciusko Murphy, on
seeing Col. Yorger pursuing a paper.
"I Know that I nevor' buy a ticket,
but I havo moro real enjoyment than
if I did," ropliod Col. Yergor.
"How is that?"
"You seo, I pick out a niimbor. If
it wins I am as much tickled as a man
can bo, and co on a tear. If my num
ber don't win, then I havo saved tho
price of tho ticket, and 1 colobrato my
oscape with the money l'vo saved. I
am bound to win oither wa3'. I can't
bo beat," 'Jexan Si f Hugs.
A lutek RespoiiHe.
A Now London boy, with a milk
pltchor in hand, fell headlong down
tho back htairs. He had regained his
feet and was brusliintr tho dirt from his
slothes when his mother appeared at
tlio head of tho stairs and asked:
"Did you break tho pitohor?" "No, I
didn't; but I will," was tho quick ro
sponso. And ho did. Hartford Timet .
Nalhentel Hawthorne never fouid It
eary to uee u Indicia d word.
Wo nro Again to tho front with tho flnost assortment of DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES and CHRISTMAS
GOODS ovor soon in tho Valloy.
Evory poraon buying OHE DOLLAR'S worth of Gooda from us during tho month of Dooombor will ro
ccivo a chtmco in tho followinc beautiful and valuablo prosonta :
1st Prize Plasli Celluli Dressing-
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These Prizes will bo drawn for on DECEMBER 31st, at SEVEN O'CLOCK.
Wo have an elegant Htoek of
Christmas Cards, Celluloid Goods, Choice Perfumery, Dolls and Toys,
Scrap Books, Photo Albums, Autograph Albums, Cups and Saucers.
Our stock is too largo to mention everything, but conic and hco for yourselves
La Grande, -SAJTA
And Everybody is invited
Rare Chance for Holiday Shoppers.
READ OUR OFFER :
For every dollar's worth of eoods bought of us during the month of December, our patrons will receive a ticket
which will give them a chance to secure any or all of the following beautiful presents:
mmm to take plabe peg. so, at i o'clock,
1st Prize. Elegant Decor Tea Set, 44 pieces.
2d Prize. Larue Plioloppli Altium.
34 Prize. Velvet Wall Pocket.
4tli Prize. SpleiiS Oil Paintii size 24x30 inches.
5th Me. Decoratea Toilet Set.
6th Prize. Lane Parlor Law.
7th Prize. Heavy Silver Plate! Pickle Dish.
; 8th Prize. Walnut Paper Holder.
9th Prize. Silver Platei Vase.
lOthPrize. Larffe Scrap
DO NOT MISS THIS OLPORTUNiTY TO GET A VALUABLE ARTICLE FOR NOTHING. ,
licHitlotf our immtiiKO iiKHortnieiit of Holiday Goods, wo keen constantly on hand the
Choicest Family Groceries,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Variety and Fancy Goods,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
JONES BROS., Cor. Main and C Sts., Union,
S US 1110
Heavy Silra'-Pitel Cake Basket.
Lane Wbi Doll, ever i feel lift.
oude Drug Store,
to call and examine llteir complete
and olegant assortment of