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IN THE EAST.
P. M. Coffin Concludes His
'OLD HUTCH" THE GRAIN KING-
Mutow Escape From Being Shot Some
of Pete's Pleasantries.
continukd fkom last week. j
Editor Oregon Scout:
"Wo went immediately to the North
Pacific hotel, where wo found Mrs.
Thomson, who I pleased to call "sun
shine in the house," making every one
around her feel that life has a silver
lining after all.
Traveling in Pullman sleepers is not
without il3 littlo vexations, for during
our night's rido from Cincinnati to
Chicago, while, the train was sweeping
on with its great pulsativc throbs, and
wo were in the midst of that mysteri
ous realm of Utopian dreams, I was
half awakened by thoso scmi-humanic
tones of the conductor, acquired only
bytraiumcn: "ll-ich-mondl" What!
thinks I, have we taken the wrong
train ,and havo been carried southward
to that city mado so emphatically his
toric during the war of the great re
bellion? No, it was only a town in
Ohio of that name. Being satisfied on
this point I again closed my blind
cyo and slept the sleep of a peaceful
wanderer. Mrs. C. being too much
fatigued to go out, in the morning, I,
accompanied by Miss woodward, of
whom I shall speak further on, called
on Dr. Botman, whom I found busily
engaged, but looking much refreshed
by his trip to Wisconsin.
"Well, Mr. Coffin, you nro looking
fine," says he. "How havo you been
einco I left you at the hospital?"
"I am feeling Gne ; have been east
"I am glad to hear it. How about
that class aye?" said he.
I handed it to him. Ho placed it
in the socket of the cyo and asked :
"Who picked it out for you?"
"My wife and the optician to whom
you referred me," I replied.
. tir tliinlr T nii1fl tint hn.vn done as
'iflrc'U myself," he said.
' ( Hp gave mo an cyo wash not for
tue glass one saying: iou vuu uun
aa homo, and in about four weeks you
fjrillbo all right and can wear your
After extending him a hearty invita-
(inn in mrnn lind visit US. RllOUld llO
over visit, the garden spot of Oregon,
I bid him cood bye, and returned to
That night I was awakened by a
somewhat boisterous talking in the
hallway opposite our room. It was a
railroad employee whom a police offi
cer was arresting for having too much
Chicago enterprise on tho upper deck,
and not sufficient ballast below to keep
him right side up with caro. Tho
railroad 'man said tho company ex
pected a fellow to work day and night
for $1.50, and ho wouldn't stand it.
Then the click, click, like tho cocking
of a pistol was heard, as tho officer
gruffly said, "Como along, sir." Tho
clicking aroused Mrs. C whom I
thought was sound asleop. Not know
ing tho tricks of Chicago policemen I
gently threw my arm across her and
aid : "Lie down, Sarah Francis, lie
down, I say, or you may get shot hy
The next day Mrs. C. was taken sick
with malarial fever. While attending
her wants I spent sorao time, under
tho guidanco of a nowsboy, to whom I
drew my check at tho rato of 2 cents
per hour, in visiting places of interest.
Happening into a barber shop early
next morning I mado the acquaintance
of Chicago's shrewdest wheat and grain
speculator, who is commonly known as
"Old Hutch." Hutchison is his name.
Ho resembles in personal appearance
Rev. A. Morrison formerly of this
county, only ho is clean shaved every
morning precisely at G :30 o'clock.
"Hare you any relatives in Oregon?"
I asked. "Wo havo a family in Union
county of your name, who aro tho
shrewdest and wealthiest farmers and
stock raisers in tho county, whoso
word is as good as their endorsed note,
as my experience will prove as soon as
I return homo."
"Where were they from?" ho asked.
"From this State, I believe," said I.
"Well," he said, "I am glad to hear
you speak so well of them for tho
nauio's sake, but they arc not relatives
of mine. I am from Massachusetts."
"I am from Massachusetts, too."
"What city?" ho asked.
"That's not a town," ho said, "it's an
island forty miles from New Bedford."
"Yes," says I, "but there is a city
of that name."
"Yes, I know. I nm from Essex
county," he said.
"Oh, I know, but your town of ten
thousand inhabitants was almost de
populated during the gold excitement
of '49, and went west and helped build
up the great golden State of tho Pacific
"You arc from Oregon, now" he said.
"A fine climuto and a great grain pro
"Yes, sir," I said, "one of thu finest
countries tho sun evershono upon."
"Well, Mr. Coffin, excuse me, as I
havo no time to spare," said he, and
ho marched out, whilo 1 took tho va
cated chair for my turn. From tho
knight of the razor I learned that Mr,
II. was very regular in his habits. He
rises every morning at 4 o'clock, gets
his breakfast and after his morning
shavo goes out to sec what ho can do
for himself. Ho is speculating in corn
this season. Corn has advanced a cent
a day for the last twenty days. He
will probably unload at about SO cents,
realizing a handsome profit.
As Mrs. C's recovery would take
more time than I could possibly spare
from homo, I placed her under the
caro of Mrs. Thompson and a doctor,
and decided to return to Grande Hondo.
After considerable telegraphing to Mr.
Ellis, of the Union station, I found
that Mr. F. E. Foster, of the firm of
Jaycox & Foster, of Union, was in
Illinois and would soon bo in Chicago
As soon as Mr. Foster had finished his
purchases, I started homeward with
him, over the Northern Pacific, select
ing one of thoso elegant tourist cars
for comfort. I had considerable sport
in telling tho passengers that 1 was a
prisoner and Mr. F. was taking mo
back to Oregon. Our trip was a pleas
ant ono except for tho little etceteras,
such as waiting at Umatilla about fivo
hours, which placo wo reached about
midnight. After some trouble wo
found lodging, to bo awakened at f :30
a. m. for tho U. F. train to Grando
Rondo valloy, whoso grandeur and
richness I have not seen equaled du
ring my travels.
There are many things in Chicago
which might be interesting to my
readers, had I tho timo and space to
spare; such, as the auditorium, a four
teen story building used as a theatre,
and many other buildings. The worlds
fair will bo simply immense. The
buildings will cover an area of over a
thousand acres of land and will bo out
side tho city limits. A Miss Wood
ward has concioved tho idea of organ
izing tho Columbia club under whoso
auspices tents of all sizes, with com
plete suitable camping outfits will bo
furnished at reasonable prices. Thoso
using these outfits can "fold thoir
tents" at pleasuro and go to other parts
of tho grounds "with none to hinder
or mako them afraid." Thunder and
lightning! well I should think Chicago
had an exclusive right, with letters
patent for seventeen years on all tho
thunder and lightning in tho State of
Illinois. It is like listening to a bat
tery of a thousand pieces of heavy ar
tillery, whilo tho forked lightning plays
around, in, and over tho city as if in a
frantic endeavor to pleuso tho peoplo
much as as possible, and yet her people
regard theso olectric storms as a most
commonplace uflairs. Such thunder
and lightning in Grande Rondo valley
would be taken as tho signal that tho
final dissolution of the earth had como,
and all things terrestrial and celes
tial wero being rolled up as a scroll,
and that Gabriel's last trumpet was be
ing sounded proclaiming to her peo
ple that it was timo for them to dis
poso of all tilings earthly as soon as
possible, for tho highest market prices
going, and put their ship in trim for
that mysterious voyage all must tako.
Mrs. C. is now at Milton and will bo
homo in a few days. Thanking my
friend Mr. F. E. Foster, of Union, for
his many kindnesses to mo on my re
turn trip; Mrs. Thompson, and tho
clerks, Tommy, Charley and Jack of
the North Pacific hotel, Chicago, I will,
after saying to my farmer frionds to
hold on to your grain for better prices,
bid my readers good byo.
P. M. COFFIN.
A FEW CURES
Made by Joy's Vegetable fforsoparflte.
Mrs. lleldeii, an aged and feeble lady at 5
Mason it, San Francisco, after going down stead
ily (or months was completely restored and Is
now well and healthy.
J. H, Drown, book-keeper I'etaluma. Cured
intlrely of bli Indigestion and constipation.
Miss Clara Melvln, 120 Kearney strcot, 8. P.,
Cured of an aggravated caso of Indigestion and
J. It. Fourstt, Chief Wharfinger, root of Clay
itrcct, 8. F Cured of pains In tho back, liver
trouble and sick headaches.
Mrs. J. Lampherc, 1212 Market street, 8. K., had
been under physicians' car for two years for
tlver complaint. With the third bottle she re
tained bcr old accustomed health.
Fred. A Dleckcr, Baldwin Hotel, S.F., suffered
lor years with dyspepsia. Felt better the first
reek and is now cured.
Guitar Solomon of 223 Valencia street. S. P.,
jured of sick headaches and liver trouble
Edward Nestell,79 Everett street, 8. F , cured
if pains in tho back and chronic biliousness.
And over 1000 others.
THE COVE. .
Celebration ol a Resident's
THE COVE ASCENSION" SCHOOL-
Tho Hay Crop Prospective Immigration
Mr. Geo. Uidwcll is ono of tho mil
lers employed in tho fiouring mill.
Mr. Jos. F. Kelley has opened a con
fectionery and variety store in the
Prof. Horner has been engaged to
teach tho Frosty school. Tho session
will last fivo months.
L. P. Haggerty is preparing for tho
curing of pork on an extensive scale.
llo is having constructed a largo
Mr. Chas. Olson is having his dwell
ing house pointed and it is much im
proved in appearance thereby. Thos.
Barton is doing the work.
Mr. Peto Bloom and wife havo occu
pied tho Stearns residence property
Peto is an apprentice with Alex Coch
ran, the villago blacksmith.
Messrs. Sam Whitejand Adams when
last heard from were at Sehomo, Wash
Sam says it has rained so much Pugct
sound has commenced to rise.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Rces left for an
extended trip through tho cast last
Friday. They will bo in Cleveland,
Ohio, some time with relatives.
Everybody, his aunt, cousin and
best girl is going to Union to-night to
seo Royco & Lansing. Thoir show is
very popular among Covo peoplo.
Mr. Lowis Child and family, accom
panied by miss A'ddie Bloom, camo
over from Walla Walla, Sunday. Lew
expects to pass the winter at Colfax.
Tho Hall Bros, havo two balers at
work in Cove. They have pretty well
cornered the hay crop and tho chances
arc thcro will be not much of a surplus
Mrs. Frank Newell, of White Water,
Wis., accompanied by her father, Wil
liam Minor, of Ciuurd'Alene, aro visit
ing Covo acquaintances and fripnds.
They will remain only a short timo.
Six families, from Wayne, Nebr aska,
will start for Cove tho 11th prox., and
if suited, locate perpianently., ..Php
party includes Mr. UlnlorWoou and
family. Mrs. Underwood" is
sister of J. M. Selder.
Owing to tho seats in tho public
school all being taken, tho directors
aro compelled to annouuee that no
nioro outsido scholars cau bo admitted.
An addition to tho building is much
needed and will probably bo built in
another year, so all who wish may at
tend. Tho Ascension school for girls
will open in a short timo and will bo
under tho best of management, with
room for all who may want to come.
Mr. J. M. Cravens was tho recipient
of a very pleasant surprise party 1 ast
Friday evening, it being tho occasion
of his sovonty-fifth birthday. Among
thoso proscnt were Mr. and Mrs. Wert
man, Mr. and Mrs. Corpo, Mr. and
Mrs. John Martin and Mrs. Christy
Bloom. Tho visitors camo fairly la
don with good things to cat and pro
ceeded to spread a splendid repast.
Several very appropriate prosonts woro
also brought. Mr. Cravens says this
is tho first birthday of his lifo whoro ho
was principal man, and that if ho lived
to be a thousand years old ho could
not forgot tho kindness of his friends
Shipping Quspendod for Lack of Cars
Tna Lumber Business Local Notes.
Oct. 27, 1890.
Threshing is nearly all done.
Thcro is somo talk of a Thanksgiving
ball to bo given at this place.
"K" Co. 3rd Regt, 0. N. G. elected
John R. Hardin captain of tho Co,
Mr. Jesso O'Bryant returned from
Portland whoro ho has been to seo tho
Mr. J. Newman of this place is at
present in Chicago, in attendance of
a Unitarian convention.
Tho section foreman of tho North
Powder section, had his China crow
exchanged for white mon.
J. W. Kimbrell who is engaged in
tho survoy of tho Umatilla reservation,
mado a short visit homo, last week.
Died, October 20, 1800, Dave, tho
8 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
White of tho North Powder hotel.
Wo hear ot a literary club, which
has been organized at tho Wolf creek
school house. Wo wish it much suc
cess, as such clubs aro always a good
thing for a community.
Tho railroad company had a fine
well dug hero over which they intend
to put a good tank, in tho near future.
Lou. Evans, a former section fore
man at Tolocaset, who committed sui
cide at Woodburn, is well known hero.
Tho lumber piles aro growing rapid
ly in tho lumber yards, as there has
been no shipping done for quito a while,
for tho want of cars.
Grain teams which lined the roads
leading kto town, blocked Gorhain it
Rothchild's warehouse, and hauling
has been suspended, until tho railroad
company furnishes cars, which they
have not been doing for some time.
Tho Grain Shipment Suit Against tho
Railroad Co. The Singing School.
Oct. 2-1, 1SIK).
Grain is worth -1(5 cents at this place.
Tho railroad finished laying track to
Elgin last Saturday.
P. E. Wado was a visitor at tho com
ing mctroplis last Sunday.
Wm. Jasper is shipping his crop of
grain east, from Island City.
Chas. E. Oliver will embark in tho
hardware business at Alicel next spring.
Mr. Crego of Elk fiat was visiting
with Oris Stanley this week at Alicel.
Mr. Tucker, teacher at tho Fairview
school house, was in tho city last Sun
day. Tho elevator company commenced
to reciovo grain at tho platform last
C. C. Stanley and Chas. Copple aro
working on tho platform helping to re
Chas. Copplo and Chas. E. Cochran
will begin a singing school at tho
Christian chapel next Saturday night.
Mrs. M. A. Famworth of Elgin is
visiting with her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. Clampitt, at Alicel this
Lost or stolen, on tho Sandridgo
last Tuesday night, Mr. E. II. Ruck
man. His wifo was unablo to find
him for sovcral hours,
Suit will bo commenced by P. E.
Wade, Chas. Holgarth, M. ). Cochran
and J. L. Roe to compel the railroad
company to put in open crossings on
Progress of tho Branch Road Tho Wheat
Crop Local Improvements.
Oct. 25, 18!)0.
Several cases of diptheria near Elgin.
Mays & Co's store building is almost
Mrs. Vaser and four children havo
been quito sick with tho measles.
Prof. G. B. Swinohart will soon closo
a very successful term of school in dis
Fatten & Fino arc erecting a fino
building on Main street which thoy
will uso as a store.
Mr. P. Owcnby has sold his farm of
3G0 acres to T. J. Galloway. Prico
paid $17 per acre.
About 28,000 railroad tics has been
received. Threo saw mill aro turning
them out rapidly.
G. B Swinchart has purchased n
ono-half interest in tho celebrated
stallion, "Better Times." Prico $-100.
Hon. Chas. Goodnough's warehouse
will bo completed in about fivo weeks.
It will be tho largest wurehouso in tho
Tho U. P. tracklayer's aro putting
down about three-lourths of a mile per
day and aro within a short distance of
, Threshing is almost dono and farm
ers report good yields; wheat from 25
to 30 bushels per aero and of good
quality. About 20,000 bushels aro
now ready for shipment. Tho prico
now being paid for wheat is 50 cts a
Oct. 2-1, 1890.
School is progressing nicely.
Threshing is most dono now.
Tho postoffico is open at Alicel.
Farmers aro husy hauling grain.
Wo aro having very pleasant weath
Thoy aro now receiving grain at
It will not ho long till tho cars aro
running to Elgin.
Mr. S. P. Porter will start to his old
loino in Missouri heforo long.
Last Sunday morning tho cars ran
over threo of Mr. 11. D, Ituckmans
horses and killed them.
Sunday school is not progressing
very well on tho Sandridgo and somo
are afraid that it will not last through
thp winter. Jo Jo.
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