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Visiting the Palaces oi An-
THE WORK OFITHE OLD MASTERS
On the Bluo Lucern Scenery of Switzer
landStory of Wo, Tell.
The following extracts are taken
from a private letter written by a step
sister of the editor, who is now travel
ing in Europe:
Mi.nciien, Bavaria, Sept. 11, 1S90,
We lef t Prankfoi t, Tuesday on the
10:40 train, and as we relied on some
one else for the right time we had to
wait three hours in a place called Ila-
nan, and when the train did come it
aeemed an if everything was crooked,
for wo changed cars four times before
we got to where we wanted to go. They
say a bad beginning makes a good end
ing, so I guess wo will come out all
Wo arrived in Stuttgart all right at
8 :30, and had a good hotel and beds
and had a good night's sleep. (Have
not struck any bedbugs yet.) We
started out to sco the sight3 and ire
Baw some fine ones. First rre went
into an old palace erected in 1732 and
owned by the King of Wurtcmburc.
It is very fine. Some of the rooms are
like fairy homes ; some aio in marble,
black, white, yellow and gray, with
pictures woven instead of painted, and
as large as the side of the room. Some
are very old, and it they did not tell
you how they were mado you would
be sure they were painted. We saw a
picture of ono of the Napoleons vhich
is as life-liko as can be. I had cheek
enough to go up to it as near as possi
ble and I must say it is very hard to
tell it from oil painting, it is in such
life-liko colors. Truly it is a grand
piece of the weaver's art. There is a
pair of oil paintings of the old king and
his wife. The queen looks so natural
that you feel like speaking to her. She
is represented in purple velvet dress
with low neck and short sleeves and a
very long train. Every room is fur
nished differently, but it seems to me
that the ceilings have as much to do
with the furnishing as anything else.
I only wish I could give you an exact
description of them. The most of
them are made so that they are nearly
round, and arc decorated with cherubs,
flowers, birds, butterflies, bugs, bees
and all kinds of animals. Some are
in wood of different kinds and so put
together you think suro they must be
painted. In ono room is a common
sized center table, which is mado of
email pieces of stones no larger than
a grape seed. It took ono man 20
years to make it, and when it was
done ho was blind. There is probably
a dozen different pictures on it. In
the same room is a vase of grcon Btone
about 8 feet high which is worth 30,
000 marks or $70,500 of our money.
The noble house is grand from one
end to the other. In every hall and
in every room and comar you can see
life sized marblo statuary representing
the nude. In one of the dining rooms
is a pair of statutes representing two
Turks. I can't begin to tell you how
magnificent they are. Wo were al
lowed to look at all that was in the
rooms and I was fairly bewildered and
8tcod just in a dream and entirely for
got where I was until someone wanted
to know if I was asleep. In ono of
the rooms is a pair of half naked little
life sized boys, asleep, that are grand
works of art. One of them has a white
veil over its face. It is a master piece
of work. The veil is so natural I
could not help putting my baud on' it.
Tho marblo is as white as snow. I
would like to visit Italy just to see tho
After leaving Stutgart we went to
Minchcn and 6taycd thcro a few days.
Tho first place wo visited was ono of
tho picture galleries, and there we saw
aome very beautiful pictures. Some
of them have been tho work of years,
and to stand and look at them you al
most forget you arc in tho land of tho
living. Ono representing four angela
carrying the corpse of an aged man to
heaven, is perfectly grand. Tho whole
makeup of tho fivo is wonderfully natu
ral. Or.o of Solomon, where ho wants
to kill tho living child, is superb, but
the grandest of all is tho ono ropremnt
ing tho ascension of Christ. We all
otood and looked until wo were tired
and then went out snti&flcd. There
wero hundreds more that I can't think
The next day wo wont to ono of- the
king's gardone. It covers about 40
ncres and is free to all. The best part
of;it is all full of great marble statues,
and some aro so old they are falling to
places. Artificial wattrfalle made of
marble, artificial lakes last alive wit
fish and a greit band of tame euans
We all walked until we wero tired out,
but after a good sleep ito were ready to
start out again the next morning. Wc
went to two more picture, galleries.
The first one was very old and most f
tho pictures too. They were giveu by
one of the former kinjjn, as a present
to the city, and must have cost enor
mously. They say all of the Bavarian
kincs were half crazv, but I think if
they were so unfortunate as to be sa,
that they were very good to their pee-
ilc. When ono looks at the vast
amount of houses, churches, hospitals,
monuments, free public ptrks and tho
splendid roads they made, you can't
help but think it is uo wonder that the
Bavariaus aro te in love with tho
memory of their kings. They givo no
much employment to the working
From'Minchen we went to a place
called Linden and stayed ovor night,
and there saw a wall built by tho Ro
mans about 500 years before tho tiir.o
of Christ. Linden is a little old dilapida
ted place and docun'C amount to much.
It is situated on a beautiful lako about
10 miles long which id noid to get very
rough in winter.
From Linden r3 went to Rmn,ut
horn, did not stop but vont to a eity
in Switzerland Zurich nrcS thcro wo
stayed a few days. It k r, very pretty
city situated on tho lake called Zurich.
Wc did not go around vory much. I
have read abcut hand otibroidered
dresses and I havj seen come, tc, but
I saw some here that rere marvels of
beauty, also some ivory r.ad wood
carving that was Ycry fine.
From Zurich '.to camo to this place
Lucern. It is very pretty. W e aro
right near the mountain called the
Rcgcit. It is about seven tkeucand
feet high and the tmow mountains aro
only a 3hort distance away. It is fine
weather and as warm as anyiody would
wish. Yesterday vo went or: tho boat
to the head of the lako and had tho
story of Wm. Tell brought Very plz,in
to our minds by seeing the rock upoa
which he sprang when ha was on tho
way to be executed because he said i!
he killed his child instcadcf hitting; the
apple he would kill the tyrant, Gcsler.
There is a very nice little chapel built
to his memory near the rock whera he
jumped and got away from bis ene
mies. Wc will leave here to-morrow, tho
21st of Sept, for the city of Genova,
and will write to you again from
The Timter Onltur Lax.
A Washington press correspondent,
under date of September 10th, ban this
to say of the bill to repeal tha timber
culture law: "The members of tho
house who were interested in the pass
ing of the repeal of the timber culturo
law have lost faith in the passage of the
bill at the present session of congress.
When tho house passed the bill aome
months ago, it was a plain repeal of tho
timber culture law and allowed thoso
who held their claims to comxaute and
prove up at the end of four years. It
refers to nothing else but this repeal,
and is supported gcuerally by EsontbnrB
from the western stalta, and cspocially
by those in Dakota, Hantaan and Wash
ington, a part of the country that would
be most affected by repeal. Tho bill
was amended in the senate t ouch ca
extent that it was not even recognized
when it came back to tho houso. It
contained a provision settling all dir.
putcd land caeeo up to within two
years. It contained a provision raakinft
the receiver'a receipt for laud ft perfect
title, and any settler miking proof need
not wait for his patent to stake his ti
tle absolutely good. It contained arid
land laws and laws rcT&tiag to thfc use
of timber in mining ctatea and also a
long provision relative to lands in Alas
ka. The committee on public lando
cannot possibly hope to report upon it
at this session and it will over and
tako its chances during tho short
A Elr rind at Epaxtc.
From John Clark, of tho Baker City
and Cornucopia etuo line, tbo Re
veille learns that the nowly discovered
ledge just below Sparta, and of which
Dr. Jay Guy Lewis is proprietor, is op
ening up rich. Tho leije proper of
gold bearing quartz is about eigkt feet
wide, brittlo rock and shows largo
quantities of free gold. In cons
quenco of this discovery the Spartans
are up in their usual energy and now
wo may expect to hear of other bonan
za finds in that district. The little
Andora waa discovered by norce Chi
namen, but by a little persuasion on
tho part of the genial doctsr they re
linquished and got out. Work will be
pushed in developing the mine, and
wo predict a prosperous future for the
camp. There never ana been work
done in the mbaea at Spirta but uaat
they paid largely. Baker BeTVillv
News JTotos From Our .Reg
LONGING FOR THE HUNT ROAD.
Exorbitant Charges for the Transporta
tion t! Wheat to La Grands.
Amcel, Oct. 10, 1S00.
Alicel hoc a railroad to sell.
The dust is all gone for this year.
One more new building going up in
I guess Elgin will get a railroad by
The Buzzards are on the move to
wards Lout Prairie.
Jesca Hindman, of Elgin, was in
our city last Saturday.
Snow made its first appearance on
Id Ht. Emily a few days ago.
Ilr. and Mrs. Wm. Webb of Elgin
visited friends in Alicel last Sunday.
The McDowell's broke their steam
thresher down and have to lay idle a
School commenced in Fairview dis
trict this week. Mr. Tucker of Wal
lnwft ic teacher.
Zaaftc Bingiman of Monroe county,
Iowa, is visiting friends on the Sand-
ritge thin vcek.
Tha track laying gang aro moving
very slowly. They laid three quarters
cf a mile last week.
Okas. Copple and his brother George
nro asMuticc tho Elevator Co'a carpen-
tsrn in building a platform at Alicel.
I5ro. Stmuel Cochran, of the Sand-
ridgo, and Jrs. Clara Jones, of Island
City, started Sunday to visit friends in
Kj. Clampit and family of Enter
prise Wallowa county have settled at
Alicel, r.nd will go into the hotel busi
ness. Died, at the residence of Wm. Jas
per, ok the banundge, faept. s0th,
Catherine Jasper, sister of Wm. Jas
per and Mrs. George Gray.
Tierc is talk of an injunction being
placed on the Elgin branch of tho U.
P. railroad to help them from throwing
farmer's fields together, till they put
in tho necessary cattle-guards.
Chas. Copple has bought tho old
John Rick place near Summcrville,
Consideration $3000. Wo consider
Charley got a bargain ae land is selling
on the Ridge from 530 to $40 per acre.
Harried, at tho residence of Samuel
Cochran, Sept. 28th, Mr. Frank John
son of the Sandridgc and Miss Cora
Ghent of Lostine, Oregon. We wish
the happy couplo unbounded success
The Alicel po6t office in now in full
blast. We are receiving mail from
Sunmervilks twico a week. When
regular trains get to running on tho
U. P. road ve will turn tho tables on
Summcrville for she will have to como
to Alicel for her mail.
Tho farmers cf this end of tho val
loy will havo to haul their grain to La
Graudo by team, until the Hunt road
in built for they can not uso tho U. P.
road on nccount of high rates they aro
noing to charge us threo cents per
hundred or aeven cents per sack from
Alicel to La Grande aud one and enc
hr.lf cents to Island City.
Oct. 13, 1890.
Kercral farms have changed hands
Mr. id Mrs. E. H, Ruckman wero
in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas Copple passed
through tho city Sunday.
Mrs. Cobb our popular poatmistreau
was visiting friends in Elgin lately.
Tho tracklayers aro almost down to
tho Imbler place on the Sandridge.
Workmen on the U. P. branch laid
aluioat two miles of track last week.
The r.verage wheat yield on tho
Sandridgo is from 20 to 30 bushel per
C. C. Stanley returned recently from
aa extended visit to friends in Morrow
Dtvid Jenkinc of Morrow county,
io visiting with Oris. Stanley of Alicel
Wm. Hull amd Thomas Gilham'a
residences are ncaring completion and
they are beauties.
John A. Jpnec is building a residenco
for Mrs. Outhouce on her laud near
the foot of old Mt. Eagle.
Ed. Elmer took a spin to tho Look
ing Glass country, last week, with his
brothor-in-law from Kansas in beurch
of Iruio, Ed, says all the gamo leavo
the mountains when he is alter them.
J. L. Roe purchased soyer.il head of
stock hogs this week from ltcury
Rinchart. Prico 4 cts. per lb.
P. E. Wado has bought tho Jacob
Sturgill sheep ranch, at tho head of
tho canyon, in Wallowa county.
Frank Smith, McDonald Bros, and
Mi'Jvenzic! lr. & Co. havo laid up
their steam thresher for this year.
John Tuttlo purchased tho James
Nolle placo adjoining his, on the Sand
ridge. Consideration $."WJ- per acre.
Chas. E. Oliver rocontlv returned
from Salem aud Poitlund wlieio he
had been taking in the Statu and Me
The carpenters finished tho grain
platform this week, with the exception
of tho drivo-way. Thoy left that for
Mr. Copplo to finish.
Jesse Imbler has bought of P. E.
Wado 100 acres of land on tho west
sido of the railroad. Consideration
four thousand dollars.
Mr. Stewart of the Sand ridge, hud
a lively runaway at La Grmido tho
other day. While waiting to unload
grain at tho elevator, a train arrived
and his horses look fright and gave
him a merry ehuso for awhile. Lucki
ly no damage was done.
Mr. Goodnough of tho M. it M. Co.
assures the farmers of this end of tho
valley that tho freight charges from
Alicel will bo the same as from La
Grande. If that be so, Alicel has a
bright future, for three-fourths of all
tho grain raised in Grando Rondo val
ley is tributary to tho live and growing
town of Alicel.
THE HUNT ROAD.
An Alliance Probably to bo Mailo With tho
Chicago Burlington and Qutncy
A groat many rumors havo been in
circulation during the past week re
garding tho Hunt road and the move
ments of Mr. Hunt. Wo aro inclined
to believe tho following from tho
Spokano Spokesman describes tho
situation about as it exists :
"Tho Chicago, Burlington it Quincy
and the Hunt system of railroads have
joined in another great transcontinen
tal line. Within two years tho "Q"
system will extend from Chicago to
Portland, with a branch lino from tho
Palouso into Spokano Falls.
Tho "Q's" determination to build to
tho coast was made when the Northern
Pacific and Wisconsin Central wore
consolidated as one lino from tho Paci
fic to Chicago. It was about tho same
time as tho closo traffic arrangement
was mado between tho Chicago it
Northwestern and Union Pacific. Tho
"Q" and tho Chicago Rock Island it
Pacific were badly frosted by these two
combinations. Its rails wero already
pointed far toward tho Pacific North
west. It was not an impossible task
to extend to tho coast, aud tho lino
then mot its rivals on equal grounds.
Tho first long stretch was from
Cheyenne westward. Tho northern
route was chosen and tho contracts
for tho building of tho lino from
Choyenno to Butto a distanco of over
300 miles havo been let.
In Washington and Oregon is tho
Hunt system of roads. Some timo ago
Hunt attempted to float $10,000,000 of
bonds for tho extension of his system.
The Northern Pacific stoutly op
posed tho scheme. All tho influence
of the Northern and Union pacific woro
exerted to prevent tho bondB being
placed. Hunt was on tho point of
succumbing to theso great corporate
influences, and it was oven announced
from Portland a few days ago that ho
had ultimately failed.
Now comes tho announcement that
tho bonds havo been placed in London
by tho aid of tho Chicago, Burlington
& Quincey. It means that tho Hunt
system has boon taken under tho pro
tecting wing of tho "Q" and that power
ful corporation, backed by unlimited
millions, has taken hold of tho system
before tho Great Northern could turn
a hand toward bccuring the systom, to
bo operated in connection with its
Pacific coast extensions."
We think that it also means that
Mr. Hunt will bo enabled to give hid
Mitiro attention to tho oxtonsion of
his branch roads and that tho work
on theso will bo prosecuted vigorous-
As I hliall nccosturlly bo absent from the
county for tomo weeks, I leave ull my busi
ness in tho hands of O, F. Bell, at tho re
corder's ofik'o In tliu court h-iusc. Mr. Bell
In authorized to attend to all .matters of
loans, ami ulno to collect mid receipt for
money duo me,
Union, Sept. 17, 1600,
U. J. COUPUB.
Cottswold.Backs For Sale.
The umlcrl(,'ncl lias a number of thor
outdibrod Cottswold bnckH fur Bale. Cull
nd tea them at ray farm in Cove.
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Wi not bo undersold by any house in the
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