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UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1SS7.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
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M. VI. Cnunon Divine service every Sunday
at 11 a. in and 7 p. ns. Sunday school at 3 p.
m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening
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Prayer meotintr each week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath chool every Sabbath at
10 a. m. Rov. H. Vkknon Hick, Pastor.
St. Joint's EnpcorAt. Cnuncu Service
very Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in.
Rev. V. It. Powklu Rector.
Judge 0. P. Ooodall
Bheriff A. N. Hamilton
Clerk A. F. Nolll
Treasurer K. C. Ilralnnrd
School Superintendent J. L. Ilindmnn
Surveyor M. Austin
Coroner S. Alborson
JonnChrisman J. A. Rnmble
Btato Bcnator L. B. Rinchart
V. D. McCully E. E. Taylor
Vayor D. D. Rces
S. A. Pursel W. D. Be!dleman
J.S. Elliott J. 1J. Thomuson
Jno. Kennedy A. Levy
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Marshal E. E. rates
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Street Commissioner .'..L. Eaton
J. It. CltlTES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Collecting and probato praotlce specialties
Office, two doors south of PoitoIUco, Union,
Attorney at Law and Notary Pule,
Office, one door fouth of J. R. Eaton's store
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Office, ono door south ot J. I). Eaton's store,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AIM SURGEON,
Has permanently located at North Powder,
wboretio will answer all calls.
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None but tlio best workmen employed,
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OFFICE State Land Office buildina
Union, Union County, Oregon.
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Office at Alder, Union Co., Orotrot
W. CAPPS, W. Dm
Surieon and HomeopatMc Physician.
Will co to any nart of Eastern Oregon
when Boliclted, to perform operations, or
medicine FttriiUlicd Without Extra
Office adjoining Jones Bros.' Store.
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Does a General Banking Business. Buys
And sells exchange, and discounts com
Collections carefully attended to, and
rt a o
H S 8
jr can Kave From $50 to $100 on the
JL Oil purchai or an Instrument by
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The Best Washing Machine
in the World.
8. M. WAIT, Proprietor.
Walt Bros., Agonta for Union County.
This mnchlno is without doubt the best
In existence, nnd Rives entire iitinfartion
wherever tried. This machine is in stock
at J. U. P:ATON'S STOKIJ, wlicre they can
be bouRht at any time. Try the Laundry
k fa fe k k k k
Two doors south of Jones Bros.' store.
J. M. Johnson,
ITair cutting, shaving nd shampootnj
done neatly aud in tho best utyle.
GITI MAT v MAEEET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Benson Bro.'i PnopntirroR.
Keep constantly on band
BEEF, PORK, VEAL. MUTTON SAU
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC
Jiootwbtt Ii u.a.ltr cklltd I)lttrr, tho uklnrof
wnlcX In mnr lnlnw. I only prrtcit fur drink
Inc. ot l Urt frwm alcutiolle itmultnt. it itutft
irlcwi In lt rrulU tou Infant lonlali. II
will not fill In curlna WICK 1 1 tOA DAt'l lli
unl n dlfi rtul dlmrderod iinict.
cnniun Q nQlllU Onr b Bour Htora
HlnU DLUv0Um a bctFoalBrcatlL
Spring BlOSSOSHKidney Complaints,
A "WOMAN AT T11U WHISK!
Ilomantlc l.lfc nnJTrasic Dfntli of a (ilrl llirlnfr.
Tho lollowins account of tho wreck
of tho IMivggio Dalltn last month and
tho heroic death of her girl skipper at
tho PebalolT Islands, Alaska, is related
by the only survivor of tho crew, a
man named lline, who has iust arriv
ed at Victoria, British Columbia:
Tho Mags'io Dalling was n small
?raft chartered by tho Alaska Com
mercial Company for hunting seals
near tho Pebaloll Islands, which tho
company lease from tho United States
Government. Tho skipper of tho lit
tle craft, Captain MacDonald, was an
old seafaring man in Alaska waters.
His crew consisted of two hunters
and his daughter, who boro tho pe
cular name of "Clam." Sho with
about 17, pretty, and as bravo a girl
as ever sailed. Tho sea had always
been her home in fact, she was born
in a snug little cabin of tho Dalling,
and crow from a babe to a maiden
aboard tho schooner. Many a night
she relieved her father at the wheel and
took her "trick" like a man,
Cantnin MacDonald died about six
months ago and"Clam" took com
mand of tho schooner and continued
the seal fishery with an enthusiasm
that surprised even tho oldest hunt
ers. Sho was recognized as "Captain
Clam," and tho sailors were obliged
to acknowledge her right to the title.
Tnero was verv roimh weather in
tho Uehriim Sea on December 10, and
tho Maseio Dallinc was nut about on
trio homeward tack and headed for
tho Pebalof Islands. While running
for harbor a sea boarded tho frail
craft and carried Henry Jackson, one
of the crow, overboard. "Luun
stood bravely at tho wheel while lline,
tnc only remaining sauor, triou n
vain to keen control oi tno crait
About midnight she was driven upon
a leo shore, where sho was firmly
wedged between two reefs. When
shostruck tho mainmast loll and lline,
becoming entangled in tho rigging,
went overboard with it. Clinging to
lloatin2 debris ho succeeded in reach
ing tho" shore after hours of terrible
oxposuro m the freezing water.
The following morning tho wreck was
sighted and a boat's crew put oil to
save tho heroic little skinner. As they
annroachod the doomed vessel it was
noticed that the foremast had also
fallen on tho deck and was extending
over tho stern. They called loudly for
"Clam." but no answer canto. Two of
tho boat's crow managed to reach tho
deck of the Uttlo craft, where they were
horror-stricken to find tho lifeless form
of poor "Clam" still hanging to tho
wheel, where sho had been crushed to
death by tho falling spar. '1 ho body
of tho bravo girl captain was taken
on shore to Oonalaska, where it was
buried besido that of her father in tho
John Tj. Sullivan sis a Gcntlcnuui
His frequent debauches became
town talk tho world over, and his
nanio became a synonym for all that
was course, brutal and indecent in
snortng. However John L. grewgood
about six months ago. He had com
menc'd to see that his path was not
so smooth and flowery as at ono
time. IIo was broke, llo didn't have
a dollar to his name, and worse than
that, ho owed thousands on thou
sands of dollars. For a man who has
made at least a quarter of a million
dollars in tho past fivo years by tho
sweat of somo other fellows' brows
Sullivan had done royally well in get
ting away with tho spoils.
However, tho time lor reform was
dawnina near. "I will co to," said
John L. to hinipplf one bright morn
inc about six months since
"I will, forsocth, reform. I will boa
Since that day Sullivan has dallier
littlo with tho wino cup and punch
bowl, while Tom and Jerry and John
u. are no longer on speaking terms
More than that, tho gtulT, surly cham
pion lias cultivated tho smooth suav
lty of a real dude and truth to tell, ho
makes a very fair imitation. "I beg
your pardon," or "excuse mc, please"
slips from his tongue now, with all the
unctuous fervor that was wont to lend
a poiuted force to his stranco oaths,
and by tho chango in his manner of
speech Sullivan has already increased
tfie number of lus friends threoor fou
fold. He is but little more than twen
ty-eight years old, and there is yet
timo for him to study French and be
coni'j a polished courtier. And if hocan
apo the courtly graces of manners ho
mil' h affected by that most polite of
nations but little will bo left undone,
and it will cortainly bo fa more plea
sant for his rivals to bo put to sleep
with a cavalierly "Iiy your leave, sir,
than with an ugly, morose, "Tako
that, you chump."
Physically, Sullivan has also made
a marked Improvement in tho past
.half year. He is no loncer bloated
and pulled up with had liquor, ana
but for his broken arm would be ready
to whip any man in tho world with
more ease than at any time in tho
last three years. Al! in ali, the gen
eral improvement in John L. Sullivan
champion fiuhter of tlia world, is so
marked and conspicuous that he mer
its commendation for having come to
hU senBes at last.
Tin: misiiimi turn:.
T stood with Kit, -i
Tho roguish chit,
Honenth tho lamplight itt tho hull
Tin fenst us o'er -
Tho opened door
Invited u unto tho ball.
Sho dropped her head .
And Holtly said: ",
"I took this bono from oil my dish;
Will you join mo
Aud break to koo
Which of us two will hnvo tho wish?"
Her blushes r.une,
And mine the same,
Tho while f wish nnd lutes invoko
That 1 may duns
.Somo day iloi-laro
My love Tho bono it bent nnd broke.
I culprit ptnnd
With bono in hand
Tho fragile thine is now undono
And pretty Kit,
Tho roguish cliit,
Sho soltly said: "Your wish is won."
"Ah! pretty maid,
I'm sore afraid. ,
I'll have to tell my wish to you, aV;
I wish that 1 ,;'
Might by and by
Declare- my lovo us lovers do. '
"And I wished just the sumo thim;, too."
"Now, I wouldn't stand it Mrs
Perkins, I'd do one thing or another
I'd make him stop It, or I'd leavo him
and get a divorce."
"Perhaps you wouldn't after all
You know Mrs. Allen is an old friend
of Mr. Pot-kins', and he likes to go
there becauso sho is good company
These words wero uttered with quiv
ering lips and tears gathering in her
hollow eyes, by a slight pale-faced
young woman in answer to the
above vehement speech, nmdo by
ono of her neighbors, whoso
friendliness, well meant enough
though it might have been, had
prompted her to bring to the young
wife a bit of unplcasantijossip concern
inn tho latter's husband.
"She is a heartless coquotto," she
replied now, "that's what sho is, and
alwavs was. even when her husband
lived. Ho was a pood, honest man
but she worried tho life out of him by
the carrvinir on as hIio did. 1 know
Sadie Allen when sho was a school
Ctrl, and I never thought much of her
at any time, and I don t want any-
thin to do with her now."
Tho young woman replied to this
with tears only.
"I declare." tho other went on by
wav of conKolinc. "I don't seo what
Mr. Perkins can bo thinking about
Hero he has a nico wifo and two chil
dren. as beautiful as ono wants to seo,
and to think that . Well, I
would'nt Btand it, that's all."
After hor visitor had left, Mrs. Per
kins tottered more than sho walked to
the crib where hor etsht-mon ths-old
baby boy lay sleeping soundly, all un
conscious of tho sin and sorrow of
tho world into which ho had so lately
entered. Sinking into a chair besido
tho littlo bed. sho burst into such
mission of tears as caused her littlo
girl, sitting on tho floor, to drop her
t)lavthini!S and como to hor knee.
With a look of surprise in hor wide
onon eves. Bho stared at her mother,
"Ar' 'on sick, mamma," sho finally
Tho mother bent down, and taking
tho child up into her arms, and press
ed it to her heart. ".No. darling, l am
not sick, but I wish Mamie, and baby
and mama wore dead, and in heaven,'
sho replied, and her tears ilowod
Tho littlo ono. half friahtenod, nest
led close to that sheltering bosom and
soon fell asleep.
And there, with no other sound save
the soft breathing of her infants to
break the stillness, tlieyoung woman'
thoughts led hor back to tho timo
when she was pretty limma Uennet
livim? with her undo on a farm not
many miles distant. Orphaned young,
nho had known no other homo but
his. Well sho remembered how, on
her wedding day, as sho was
momentarily expecting him with
whom sho was ready to go
hand in hand throuch life.
tho dear old man had come and placed
his hard, brown hand on her blondo
head. "Emma, mv Kil l." he had said
brother's only child
find knows I love vou as my own. 1
hope you will be happy with Tom Per
kins. I havo known him sinco his
birth, and I always thought him a
good, honest hoy. Hut, somehow,
Binco ho has lived in town, ho seems
changed to mo. 1 hope it is not for the
worse," he added, aa ho brushed a
tear from his eye.
And how choerfully had she
looked up into his face, and replied,
"Why, uncle, are you not rid of your
Hiispicions yotV Why, only a little
while ago you thought Tom had for
gotten me, and yet ho had been true
to me all tho time, anu came to cuum
mo when you least expected it. Why,
. then, do you mistrust him now?"
I It was well for her that sho did not
know then, or even now, that his
claiming her finally was on account of
tho little inheritance left her by hor
father, and carefully kept for her by
her uncle, which would come handy in
paying the several uncomfortable
debts which ho had contracted. It
WttB also woll that sho did not know
that, entirely unmindful of his vows
to her, ho had fallen desperately in
lovo with a young lady in town, who,
aware of tho tie that bound him to
another, had scornfully rejected him.
Ah. how strong had been her faith
in him when sho had placed hor hand
in his at tho marriago altar! How
sho had loved him then! How proud
she had beon of him! And sho was
ready to leave him now.
..... li ri
"Till death shall part you." lnose
words which had impressed her so sol
emnly at that Kino suddenly camo to
her mind now. "Tin death snail part
you," sho thought, "and I said, 'yes'
to those words, 'men i must, not
shrink. I must hold out, and I will,"
she broko out aloud, as tho light of
strongo resolve suddenly illumed her
careworn countenance. "I will have
faith," sho contiued. "Our minister
said last Sunday, "By faith wo may
conquer all things."
And then and there with the breath
ing of her puro babes to accompany it,
thero arose from her lips a prayer ta
tho "Throno of Grace" for strength
and patience to endure whatever her
Heavenly b ather saw nt to lay upon
Kven Tom Perkins, when ho camo
home to supper this ovening, unapt at
he was to notice his wife's appearance,
became aware of a chango in her. A
strango brightness seemed to o er
spread her thin face to-night. Per
haps, instinctively, uecause agreeauiy i
thereby impressed, no wished to re
tain it there, and was therefore
prompted beforo making his toilet, to
say more kindly than was his wont,
'Emma, l'vo an important errand to
do for Mr. Eliot, and I may not be
home till late."
Shu smiled sadlv in reply, brmht
tears glistening in her eyes. Sho know
he had not told her tho truth. She
knew whero ho was going, but sho said
not a word. Sho had prayed for
Btrcngth, nnd sho had received it.
True, thero followed many dreary
days and nights of longing and wait
ing. Again, and again, tno mint neari
was lilted heavenward, but not in i
vain. Ho who hath said "My grace is I
snlhcicnt for vou." made those words
gloriously truo to this weary soul. One
evening, HILtlUg liy im Uliuu niunun,
with the shutters closed, "Mrs. Per
kins unintentionally overheard the
following conversation botween twool
"Say," said ono of them, "Frank
Mills is going with Sallio Allen, lately."
"Vou don't say," was tho reply, "I
wonder how Tom Perkins will like
that. Perhaps he won't run thoro so
often, when ho finds out she can have j
other friends besides him."
Frank Mills was Tom Perkins' most
intimate friend. Just to what extent
ho was to blamofor tho change in Toni
sinco the latter had como to live in
town, of courso Emma could not tell.
Dut tho thought passed through hei
mind, as sho sat thero musing, that,
perhaps, had her husband nover met
Frank Mills, ho might still bo tho Tom
Perkins' of old, trusting and trust
worthy. Shortly alter this, early ono morn
ing tho Perkins' wore unceremoniously
awakened bv loud knocking at their
door. Ppon opening, both Tom
Emma wore startled at seeing two
policemen who soon mado known
their errand, which wasto arrestTom.
"What havo I dono?" gasped the
latter, turning deadly palo.
"You aro arrested for tho murder of
Frank Mills," was the answer.
"For murder?" cried Emma. "Oh,
no, no. Thero must bo a mistake. It
was not Tom. Ho could novor com
mit a crimo liko that." And to her
dying day bIio will nover forget tho
grateful look her husband cast upon
her, as palo aud agitated, ho was bo
ing led away by the ollicore.
Tho indications of Tom Perkins
guilt were strong Public sentiment
was against him. Ho felt this,
and it dopressed him greatly.
But, . when ho heard that tho
woman, or account of whom ho had
neglected his wifo and children, had
been tho first to point him out as tho
murderer, ho was quite overcome.
The body of Frank Mills, with his
skull crushed, had been found but half
a block away from tho residence of
Mrs. Allen. Thero had been a party
at her houso on the night of tho mur
der. Frank Mills had told hor that
on account of urgent business, ho
would not bo able to bo there till
about half past 1 0 o'clock. Tom Per
kins had left her house at a littlo aft
For sovcral days previous to this ho
had not been on good terms with
Frank Mills, having accused both
him and Mrs. Allen of ridiculing
and making fun of him. On
tho night in question ho had become
quite violent, accusing Mrs. Allen ol
being falso and deceiving him and etc.,
and had finally left tho houso in
It was finally surmised, that, as tho
body of Frank Mills had been found
so near tho house which Tom Perkins
had just left, tho latter must have
met him, and in his excited statodealt
him the fatal blow.
In vain the accused man protested
that he had not seon Frank Mills at
all that night, and after leaving the
house of Mrs. Allen ho had gono in the
opposite direction from whero tho
body lay, crossed the street and turn
ed the noxt corner.
Tho watch and nurso of tho
murdered man had been found on
the body, thereforo it wan reason
ed tho murder could not have
been committed for robbery. Some
other incentivo must havo iuduced
tho crime. And, although tho dead
man had not enjoyed tho best of rep
utations, ho was not known to havo
an enemy to whom tho bloody deed
could bo attributed.
All theso clrcumstancoa Berved to
mako tho guilt ot tho prisoner evi-
'dent. Instigated by joa'ouRV, per
haps, alter words of provocation, ho
had commited the acr.
Even hi widow d mother, when he
declared his inorenco to her, said to
him: "Tom, do not make matters
i worse by denying your guilt. Confess
your sins.thai you may obtain forgive
ness ot God. I would gladly
beliovo you innocent, but a
man who is capable of ono crime i
capable of another. I can not trust
you since I know what a life you havo
I A feeling of despair camo over tho
accused man under this weight of sus
picion. , "Havo you como to condemn me,
too," ho accosted his wifo, when sho
came to visit him in his o 11. "No,
Tom," sho answered mildly, "I do
not condemn you. Let all tho world be
liovo you guilty, I know you are inno
cent." You havo your faults, but you
aro incapablo of committing the crimo
you aro charged with."
Thoso words overcame him. Cov
ering his faco with his hands, ho burst
into tears. "Oh, Emma, Emma, I
have not deserved it," ho cried. "You,
whom 1 havo betrayed .and deceived,
you stand by me, while everybody,
oven mv mother, forsakes me."
"That's what I am your wifo for,
Tom," sho replied, consolingly. "It
is my placo to stand by you, and
Tom," sho continued, as sho took his
hand and pressed it to her heart, "I
havo praved that your innocence may
bo proved, and I am confident that
my prayer will bo answered."
Ono morning, in answer to a faint
rap, Emma opened hor door, when
she beheld a man standing thero whoso
appearance caused hor to draw back
in affright. Ho was evidently a
tiamp, ragged, dirty, and hard look
ing. "II you please," ho began timid
ly, "is this the wifo of tho man who is
accusod of murder?"
"May I como in?" ho asked,
havo something important to
Emma looked at him, doubtful
to whether she could trust him.
noticed this "You need not bo afraid
of me," ho said. "I am tough-looking
I daro say, and it's a tough life I am
leading. It's drink that's brought mo
down. But I have not como down ao
low yet that I would tako tho lifo of a
fellow boing, or I would not como to
toll you what I do."
At this Emma ventured to let him
m. seating nimsoii near tno uoor anu
coughing slightly, by way of clearing
his throat, ho began: "1 accidental
ly heard that your husband was
accused of tho murder which was
committed a few days ago,
and that ho pleads 'not guilty' to tho
charge. Now, I beliovo I can put
them on the track of tho guilty party,
and I thought it best to consult yon
first, as you aro naturally tho most
Emma looked at him in Burpriso.
"What proofs havo you," sho finally
asked, "for thinking that this party
of whom you sneak is guilty?"
"Well, mum' this man that I havo
referenco to is a bad lot, liko myself,
only worse, and I believe he has com
mitted moro murdors than one in his
lifo. Now, on tho night of the murder,
I was sleeping in an old shed on
tho outskirts of tho city, and
it must havo been consider
ably alter midnight, when I heard
gomoono coining to join me thero. He
did not notice mo, howover, but threw
himsolf into an opposito corner, and
I hoard him muttering several times,
and by that I knew who it waa. Ac
daylight I got up and found him
asleep. Going up to him I saw that
his coat was bespattered with blood.
"Aha!" thought I, "ho's been up to
some scrape. Then, when I heard of
tho murder I put things together and
I mado up my mind that what I had
scon might bo worth telling anyway."
A ray of hope lit up tho faco of tho
hardly tried wifo aa alio listened to
tho words of tho tramp. Tholnttor'n
statement led to tho real perpetrator,
who whin brought faco to faco with
convincing proofs, confessed all.
It seems that Frank Mill, oxaspor
fttod by tho insolent importunities of
tho wretch, had kicked him from his
promises a few days beforo tho mur
der. And to rovengo himsolf, tho
tramp had waylaid liim that night,
and with aclub, which had beon found
near the Bpot of tho crimo, had beaten
in his brains.
Tho fact of tho watch and purso of
tho murdered man having been found
upon him was owing to tho circum
stanco of the muiderer's having been
disturbed by an officer Hearing just
as ho was about to rob his victim.
Tom Perkins was released from cus
tody. Ho tottered homo and with
out uttering a word fell upon his
wifo'a neck and wept as if his
heart would break. Tho cxperienco
through which ho had passed had
been too terrible that ho should again
dally with thoso sins wh.ch had led
him into it.
Ho mado-a lull confession of all bin
wrong doings to her who had proved
herself bo worthy of hid confidence
Hut, oven after ho told her, bIio gen
erously forgave him. And henceforth,
his lovo for his wifo and childro i be
came to him tho atar which pointed,
for him, to higher and noblo aims in
Tom and Emma Perkins aro an oltl
couplo now. Their children are all
married, and they have a number ol
grandchildren. But oven now, Tom,
with hoary lock and wrinkled face,
will look lovingly into the dim yea of
his Emma aa if he would Bay 'Thy
lovo hath been tho greatest ot the
many blessings bestowed on me by
eur Heavenly Father."