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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1890)
An Interesting1 Chat About
the Old Times.
THE BEAUTY OF JEWISH WOMEN.
Early Days in California The Philosophy
of a Tornsor I'artnar.
ElMTOU OtlKROX Scout:
I was up to linker City the other
tiny, and the most beautiful sight I
saw there was two Jewish ladies. It
set me to thinking of the reason why
the Jewish ladies arc so much hnnd
Eomcr than the men, I believe it is
because the Jewesses have escaped the
cureo which alighted on their
husbands, fathers and sons. Not a
Jewess was to be seen among the
crowd of priests and rabble who insul
ted the Son of God. The women in
Judea believe in the Savior, and as
sisted and soothed him under atllie
tion. A woman of liethany poured
on his head precious ointment. Christ
on his part extended mercy to the
Jewesses. He raised from the dead
tho son of the widow of Nain. Ho
oured Simon's mother-in-law, and tho
women who touched the hem of his
garment. The daughters of Jerusalem
wept over him. The holy women ac
companied him to Calvary. His first
appearance after tho resurection was
to Mary Magdalene. The reflection of
some beautiful ray must have rested
on the brow of .Tewcses.
Writing about Christ and the bible
brings to recollection a mining part
ner of mine years ago at Cerro Gordo,
Inyo county, California Fairfax by
name. He was an Englishman, an
Oxford scholar, and for some trouble
or other at home had strayed to the
mines of Southern California. He
was a tall, good looking man about
my age, a'grcat ladies' man and very
polite. I remember once in San Ber
nardino wo noticed a very handsome
lady approaching us on tho street.
Just as she passed us by a gust of
wind took her parasol out of her hand.
Fairfax jumped and caught it and
presented it to her with a low bow,
saying, "Madam, if you were as strong
as you arc handsome, this would not
have happened." The lady looked at
him smilingly and said, "Which shall
I thank you for lirst, the service or
the compliment?" "Neither, madam,"
said Fairfax, "for that look from your
beautiful eye is thanks enough." Tho
only fault he had, as a companion,
was that he was an infidel, and always
quoting tciiptmc. He was a great
bible scholar and hard to answer, lie
knew more in a niinulo about the bi
ble than 1 did in a mouth, but 1 thut
him up once and he did not spout
scripture to mo again for some
time. In an argument one day ho
denied the truth or all revelations;
allowed llicro was such a man once as
Jesus Christ, but believed that ho was
an impostor. I said, either Christ
was an impostor or he was not.
If ho was an impostor wo havo the
inconceivable phenomenon of a base
man practicing virtue, self denial,
charity, forgiveness of injuries
through his whole life, in spito of
contumely and even crucifixion. Is it
philosophical to suppose that a bad
man would tako such pains to make
men good? But if ho was not an im
postor then he has told tho truth, and
wo must believe him.
Fairfax located a spring on tho Mo
have desert and sold the water to team
sters and travelers at "two bits" per
barrel. I saw him about six months
after that in San Francisco. Ho had
eold his spriug for $1,000 and was
"flying high." He was "dressed up to
kill," and had a girl on each arm. Ho
was very glad to sco me, and intro
duced mo to the ladies. Nothing
would do but that I should go to tho
theatre with thorn ; so I borrowed ono
of his girls and we went to tho old
Metropolitan theater. It was tho last
performance ovor hold in that, tho
oldest theater in San Francisco, for tho
carpenters were to cominqnco pulling
it down in tho morning to mako way
for New Montgomery avenue. Tho
theater was packed from lloor to coil
ing. Tho audionco was mostly old
timers who had turned out in foreo to
give their favorite old thoator a good
send oil'. Tho galleries woro packed
with hoodlums and tho rill'-raH'of San
Frniicis-co. who came to huvo a good
tVnio.and they owrtuinly had it if a good
time coniiu in raising thu dovil.
The Chapman sifitn were tho start.
Harold, thu Australian ventriloquist
and the grand bnllett were feature of
tho tnUrtaniuient. Such running out
bctwun tli' aeU to see a friend, I iw
cr saw lu iiTu or Mwe. Hy the time
I the last ai t Was on. tho neonlo woro !
ripe for anything. Tho ventriloquist I
started in to kis ono of tho Chapman
sisters. She didn't like to bo kissed, or
at any rate not in public, and raised a
fuss about it. Two or three of her
dude admirers, down on tho front seats,
jumped on (he tairo and went for the
VentrilmilUf. :iiil tln fun nnmninnnml
It would not havo amounted to much
if it had not been for tl.o hoodlums.
They commenctd to lire down apples,
oranges, parasols and anything they
cound get hold of. Some chairs and
stools fell or were thrown down, and
it caiifcd a panic. It was an awful
crash for a time. Everybody got out
alive, but many were badly hurt. Our
party managed to get out all right with
thu exception of our clothes being
badly torn. My coat was in rags and
Fairfax had lost his plug hat. On the
way home his partner was complain
ing about the loss of her new silk dress
and Fairfax wae grumbling about the
loss of his hat. I wondered at him
growling so about a hat, but he told
mo later, that when a woman has a
crcvinucc you must havo ono also, and
I believe he was right, for L noticed
that his companion soon stopped com
plaining about the ruin or" her forty
dollar silk dress and went to sympa
thising and consoling Fairfax about
tho lo?s of his fivo dollar hat.
Fairfax's money commencing to run
short after awhile, lie took it into his
head that there was money in going
down to I'animint, a deserted mining
camp on the edge of tho Mohavo des
ert, and collecting bottles and ship
ping them to tho Philadelphia brewery
at San Fraiicisco. Ho was acquainted
with the proprietor and, by the way
ho seemed to know everybody, lie
could get several cents apiece for all
tho bottles he would send. Ho wanted
no to go with him, bad, but I was in
love with a girl, or thought I was,
which amounts to tho same thing, and
wouldn't go. 1 tried to talk him out
of the notion, but ho allowed he ought
to know something about bottles, for
was ho not raised on a bottle when a
baby. And go ho did and made a suc
cess of it, clearing several hundred dol
lars in a short time. Fairfax after
wards went to Arizona, and when
Tombstone was booming ho went to
that camp and was doing well, but
ono Christmas eve ho tried to get
away witli all the whiskey in town. Ho
overrated his capabilities, however, and
was seen late at night going for home,
"Down among the duail men,
Undcr.iuath ttic ground,"
and tho next day was found lying at
tho bottom of a sixty-foot shaft, dead.
lie had fallen 'in, in the darkness, and
that was the end of a man with ability
enough to have graced any walk in
Woll, there is nothing new or strange
up hero in Antelope, except Ed Ash
bv'a wife has a baby, and I am sure
there is nothing strange about that
Mrs. Joe Yowell lias the smartest girl
in Union county. Sho runs tho mow
ing machine and tho sulky plow, and
is a girl worth having. She is a better
fanner than her brother, who asked his
father this spring what chilled plows
were. Joe told him that they were
those plows of ours out there in the
tiold that had stood in tho furrow all
winter. C. F. 1Iixcku:v.
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I DEDT AS
Our Homo Merchants PolKlcxl PMntsrs
May fi, 1S90
High valley's hog eyes havo got a
move on themselves and gono with
their tails curled.
This dry warm weather is harvest
time for the brick burners. Mako
hay while the sun shines'.
Who lost their bustle on the canyon
road? The owner can havo the same
by calling on tho road supervisor.
Nothing is so desirable at present as
a good soaking rain which must conio
soon to revive all the late sowed grain.
Our school is in full blast, Mr. N. J.
Conklin teaching tho young America
how to sonic say talk and have man
ners. Bom, April .11, 1S90, to tho wife of
Mr. Wm. Wilkinson, a son. Wm.
will start up his sawmill immediately
with renewed vigor.
Tho man who goes to Salem and
catches onto all tho lines of work, as a
legislator and knows just tho right
thing to do at the right time; who can
get a place on good committees and
hold his job, so to speak, who-, ho
gets it; who can copo with tho best of
his peers on the floor or any where,
and at the same time bo clever with
his friends and all the other fellows,
that man is a power and of such wo
can honestly testify of the democratic
representative, Hon. Dtihnam Wright.
Thero is none more worthy or capable.
AVe havo investigated with some
care and whilewe believe our people
are as fair and true as any other in
patronizing tho homo merchants, yet
there aro many instances where they
go abroad and mako purchases when
there is no shadow of reason for it.
They do not get better goods as a rule
nor any cheaper than could bo had at
home, and if anything bo wrong with
tho deal it is not easily adjusted, while
with our merchants all this can bo
avoided. They can buy better than
an individual and aro entitled to tho
patronage of all. If a Union mer
chant has carpets, cloaks, gloves, furni
ture, jewelry, carriages or harness or
anything else you need, buy of them
and keep the money at homo and thus
help each other by being loyal to our
There is no worse demoralizer of
character than debt. The sad records
of defaulting, embezzling, and dishon
est failure which wo meet with so
constantly in tho daily press and
often, indeed most frequently, tho
result of tho demoralization of debt and
consequently desperate efforts at ex
trication. Tho financial props havo
given away. Tho littlo debt which
was at first, small as a grain of mus
tard seed, like the rolling snow ball,
has gathered weight and multiplied
and still it grows and like tho fabulous
hydra which Hercules was sent to kill,
you no sooner cut off one head than
two come up in its place. Tho strugglo i
issevore, but tho end is decisive. Either j
confession is made of a hopeless bank- j
ruptcy which might and should havo j
been avoided, or integrity is sacrificed !
to tho temptation of tho moment.
Debt ruins as many households and i
destroys as many fine characters as
rum. . It is tho devil's mortgage on tho j
soul and he is always ready to foreclose, j
Ilo in debt for nothing but lovo and
pay that most frequently.
When tho young ladies refuso atten
tion from young men who drink and
Konriflv run nflfr Inwil wnninn. thn
. . ... . . . . i
uuuib ui luiuiiu urn uu wiui.ii nniu
open. The foulest, profancst, tobacco
saturated young reprobate, seeks and
obtains tho company of puro and good
girls. Convince him that the young
woman to whom ho is paying his at
tention cither uses tobacco, liquor, or is
profano or vulgar in hor language and
ho will fly tho track quicker than a
crazy raco horse. Ho demands mral
cleanliness of his young lady associate,
if his intentions are good, but oilers
her nothing in return, and the worst of
it is tho young ladies and their parents
quietly ignore low morals in young men
if they wear good clothes and aro adroit
I.,. ,.,..,!. nl n,l
UllUlJjll tU Vlt t V SAW If
then indulging in social impurities
which would forevor damn a respecta
ble young woman. Wherever tho
association of tho young is based
upon absolute equality of the sexes in
morals, society will become more pure.
A sweet young woman has as much
rigiuiouom.miillint her prpoetive
husband shall come to the alter ah-,
solutoly pure a the clover and other- I
wise noble young man has to demand !
purity of his prospective wife. Should
tho least suspicion come ovr his mind j.
even wh. n dressed for marriage that ,
I sue oven one.' iipfouleJ herself with
the habits hv t'tinj an) no rHwredit lo
himself he would dia,ipear as though
shot out of a gun. (Jive us one and
the same moral law for men and
Farmer's Sxperlmse ai Xi& Orandc
Tto serious Accusals.
Cov. May 7, 18W.
La Grande with great jrmto claims
to be the banner town of the county
for farmers with produce etc., to dis
pose of. Yet sonic poor deluded Covo
ites went thero last we.k and didn't
profit by it either. Ono had a load of
A 1 butter. He offer. d it at twenty
fivo cents per pound, the usual price,
and couldn't attract attention, then
rather than to make tho long journey
back with it, he put the price at twen
ty cents. These gioat snatohers of
country produce still would not- take
the offering!) so the butter had to be
brought home. A young man also
took over a few thousand shingles from
llurrough's mill which arc known to be
of No. 1 quality and finally was offered
the magnificent price of $126 per. Ml
T1e owner concluded to bring his load
back and use it for wood. Every
Coveito should voto for La Grande.
We can go over, transact our business
! at the new court house built at a cost of
only a 2 mill yearly tax making our
county and state tax then 20 mills,
! remain over night and pay well for tho
privclege, and haul our pumpkins tnd
timothy grass homo tho next day.
Mrs. J. M. Parker met with a serious
accident Tuesday of last week. Accom
panied by hor son Jas. 6ho was return
ing to her home on thnSandridge after
a short stay in town. Uy some means
tho wagon, a heavy one. was driven
over a stake at one side of the road
and Mrs. Parker was thrown from hor
seat under tho wheel, which passing
over her, broke her collar bono and
several ribs. Her sufferings were acute
and for a time her life was despaired of
but at last accounts the improvement
was marked ami she was in a fair way
Born, to tlie wifoof Clms. W. llamil
ton of tho Sandridgo, April 30th, a ten
pound girl. It is not every one that
can have a baby and a twenty-two
year old son in his family, and Charlie
: is correspondingly happy.
! Last Sunday, a young son of D. M
I Young was thrown from an unruly
I horoo and received a, fracturj of the
j right arm. The accident happoned
near Mr. Parkors place.
I Tho pound party last Saturday was
j well attended and receipts saibstau
tial. Several of our healthiest young
ladies, howovor were conspicuous on
account of their absence
A twenty-four hours rain to sprout
corn, settle dust etc., would not be out
of place just now.
Mr. J. M. Phy was quite sick with
A VIGOROUS KICK.
A Merchant's AVifo llui ltonnof Contention.
A well known merchant who hati Itoen greatly
benefitted by Joy's Vcgetablo 8ariaparllla, tl oil rod
to givo It to his wife, who was very delicate, but
out of caution Ornt consulted hi physician, Dr.
W. II. Orlswold of 850 Markot street. The doctor,
who is one of our leading practitioners objected,
(yluir ho had never soon a itarsapurllla that did
not contain potash, which thinned tho blood;
that his patient did not havo any vitality to loco.
aud that what delicate peoplo nood li not do
creased vitality, but more blood. Ho conwntod
when assured that Joy's Vegetable fiariaparilla
wan directly opposed to the old mistaken blood
thinning Idea of other sar?aparillas, aud that ou
tho contrary by specific vegetable altoratlvc II
stimulated the excretory organs, promotod diges
tion, and repaired nutrition, henco created new
blood and was the tco' tliiiiB or fcoblo people.
Ti10 ulx)vo 0xplalu the liumlrodi of caw in
which aged, enfeebled, delicate mid ruu down
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