I, T"" i - w . J lea WESTON UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON,' SATURDAY.': JULY 31, imn!.i,?Wnm4?& VOL. Pew at tomb XX -. . . , . -j " " J , " j ta J y w.r. trrTOY WEEKLY LEADER ......... WILLIAMSON. O- WILLIAM A X'COU. ru. Luvcd Evekt Satcrdat Monxnfo, WOTOS. CMAT1IXA COUKTT .08. s aHertFttoa Kairai ts eo t oo 160 ...124 CU Dm Tar,(ooiii) Ma alaattta nm Mem- Ucia ArfVCftlalal at Stamp lh)nl laaartioa ..... lata JdiHml inaarUon tn a" i"""" KM WUiiiuimI inwrtio. 7km Mm " Inaarttafc fcaaa aataal umrtiog. . .. Cm JurUr Column, SrX ioMrUon.. .... Katiaamaal lnwrtlop.j...;.4,..- "TtaMadmtiMri bfipwUI coMnwt. Local notlra M mU hi IUm Ant tiuartiva. 12J cmU pr Ins each whwtmtut iMttioo. AdrwtUuf bUU Pyb qiur- - ' " .... All lpJ DOtiMa will be c'hiricod TS emU pu qu;ir IM inwrttoa, and 174 nti pr KUaru each fubjequcnt laMrtkm (jMabl munUilj'X Moncs. Stnpl annonaonncnU ( blrtlu, mirrtagti a4 dWtht will b inaertcd wHnout charK. ubitiur aUcM ctuinted tot aoaonluiK ts length. 5 . o8 . i SO . I M .. 3 0 . 1 (W .. Jaw STAXZAS. Tkae BiidDiKht o'ar th- mots eas skioa M r pall ul twnuoot drata . 4 apread Vb . bmcULi alaop, when ; a Ua rino, aim aougUt ia waaaf ui bm ta duad. a bloodlca abapc my way purauea, No hUd f 'l my ciicu aiinujra, IaIomja m aad m . luacy Tiaari , . uc wtparud da . Th abada ol ywitbhil hop U then, Tliat Unorrd loiif aad lataal dioil; Ambltiou all diw.vi to air, MitA pbaalou twuoia by uia ild. What amp ty ahadowa gllmmar Blht Tnvy inc wrra I ruodauip, Tru b aad Leva : Oh, dia.l thuujnt. to mamu' J lie, ainc .uft to u J .icurt . pre a ! his guilty secret to none of his family He hid his bees in his bed room, aad as he looked at them just&before putting them away, he half wished the experi meut was safely over. He wished the imprisoned bees did not look so hot and eross. With exquisite care hej sub merged the bottle in a basin of water, and let a few drops in on tha heated in mates to cool them off. I i At the tea table he had a fisarf ul fright lUss Middlerib. in the artless simplicity of her romantic nature,! wtid: "I smell bees. How tha odor brines But hr father glared aC bar aad said with suierj9uous harshness and exejcrable grammar: 'Hush up.- You don't smell noth ing. Whereupon Mrs. Middlerib asked him if he had eaten anything that disftgi eed with him, and Miss Middlerib said: "Whypa!" and Master Middlerib smiled as he wondered. Bed time at last, and the night was .sultry and warm. Under various false TUJi XaPDUIilU'. Oue day, not a great while ago, Mr. Middlerib, who is a coitbtaut reader of the .Veto Age, read in his favorite paper i paragraph copied from the Praeyer Landwirtluclutftlitfot WocftenbUtt, a (term an paper, which is an accepted au thority on such points, stating that the ting of a bee was a sure cure for rheu matism, nd citing several instances which had been cured by this abrupt remedy. Mr. Middlerib did not stop to reflect that a paper with such a name as , that would be very apt to say anything; Jm only thought of the rheumatic twinge I bat grappled his knees once in a while, and made life a burden to him. He read the article .several'times, and jndered ever it He uaderstood that the stinging must be done scientifically ud thoroughly. The bee, as he under stood the article, was to be gripped by the ears and sat down upon the rheu Matie jeint, and held' there until it wtung itself stiagless. He had Home auixgiviags about the matter. He knew it would hurl He hardly thought it could hurt any worse than the rheuma tism, ana it sad been so many years inee he was stung by a bee that he had ' almost forgotten what it felt like. He had, however, a general feeling that it would hurt some. But dexperate dis eases require desperate remedies, and Mr. Middlerib was willing to undergo any amount of suffering if it would cure his rheumatism. He contrasted with Master Middlerib for a limited supply of bees, humming and buning in the air, but Mr. Middle rib did net kaow how to get them. He felt, however, that he could safely tie . pend upon the instincts and methods of beyhood. He knew that if there wan any way in Heaven whereby the shyest bee that ever lifted a two-hundred pound off the clover eould be induend to enter a wide-mouthed bottle, his son knew that way. For the small sum of one dime Master Middlerib agreed to procure several, to wit: 8ix bees, sex and age not specified; but, as Mr. Middlerib was lent ia uncer tainty as to the race, it ai made obli gatory npon the contractor to have three f them honey and three bumble, r in the generally accepted vernacular, bum a if a a le-oecs. jit. sxi. oia not tell his son what he wanted with these been, and the ey went off with his head so full f as tonishment that it fairly whirled. Even ing brings all home, and the last rays of the declining sun fell upon Master Mid dlerib with a short, wide-mouthed bot tlej comfortably populated with hot, ill- Batured bees, and Mr. Middlerib and a dime. The dime and the bettle chaaged hands. Mr. Middlerib put the bottle f bees in hie coat pocket and went into the house, eyeing everybody he met very suspiciously, as though he had made up his mind to sting to death the first person whe said "bee" to him. He eonfided sleep- it firmly against the pretenses, Mr. Middlerib strolled 1 about the house until everybody else was in bed, and then he sought his roomj. He turned the night lamp down till its feeble rays shone as dimly as a death Light - - i j Mr. Middlerib disrobed slowly-j very slowly. When at lost he was ready to o lumbering to his peaceful couch, he heaved a profound sigh, bo full iof ap prehension and grief that Mrs. Middle rib, who was awakened by it, said if it . ive him so much pain to some to bed, perhaps he had better sit up all! night. Mr- Middlerib said nothing, but checked another sigh aud crept into bed. ! After lying still a few moments, he reached out and got his bottle of bees. It was not an easy thing to pick one bee out of a bottleful, with his fingers, and not get into trouble. The first bee Mr. Middlerib got was a little! brown honey bee that wouldn't weigh half an ounce if you picked him up by tte ears, but u yo't lifted him by the hind leg, would weigh as much as the last; end of a bay mule. Mr. Middlerib eould not repress a groan. "What's the matter with you f ily asked his wife. It was ve-y hard for Mr. Middlerib to say he only felt hot, but he did it He didn't have to lie about it, either. He did feel very hot, indeed. Aboutjeighty six all over, and about one hundred and niuety-seven on the end of his thumb. He reversed the bee, and placed the war like terminus of rheumatic knee. It didn't hurt se badly as hej thought it would. j Then Mr. Middlerib remembered that when a honey-bee stabs a' human foe, it generally leaves its harpoon in the wound, and the invalid knew that the only thing this bee had to sting with was doing its work at the end of his thumb. He reached his arm out from under ihe sheet, and dropped this disabled atom of rheumatism liniment on , the carpet Then, after a second of blank wonder, he beean to foel round for the bottle, and wished he knew what he did with it In the meantime strange things had been going on. When he caught hold of the first bee Mr. Middlerib, for reasons, drew it out in Buch haste that for a time he forgot all about the bottle and its remedial contents, and left it uncorked in the bed, between himself and his inno cent wife." In the darkness there had been a quiet but general emigration from the bottle. The bees, with their wings logged with the water Mr. Middle rib bad poured apon them to cool and tranquilize them,, were erawling aimless ly about over the sheet While Mr. Middlerib was feeling, around for it, his ears were suddenly thrilled and his heart froten by a wild, piercing scream from his wife. "Murder!" She screamed, "murder! Oh! help me! Help! Help!" Mr. Middlerib sat bolt upright in bed, uis nair stood on enct. xne nignt was warm, but he turned to ice in a minute. " 'Where in thunder," he said, with palid lips, as he felt all over the bed in - ,1 a. 1. . , treuziea nasie wnere in tnunoer are them infernal beesf And a large "bumble," with a sting as pitiless as the finger of scorn just then climbed up the inside of Mr. Middlerib's night-shirt, until it got squarely between his shoulders, and then it felt for his marrow, and said calmlv: "Here is one of them." And Mrs. Middlerib felt ashamed of her feeble scream when Mr' Middlerib threw up both arms; and with a howl that made the windows rattle, roared: "Take him off! Oh, land i-4sctt, somebody take him off! . ,. And, when a little honey-bee began tiekHhg?Mra: -MiddleriVs ibo-sha :o shrieked that the house was bewitched, antl immediately went into spasms. 'V- The house hold was aroused by .this time. Miss Middlerib and Master Mid I dlerib and the servants were pouring in to the room, adding to the general confus sion by howling at random and asking :r ; relevant questions, while they gazed at the figure of a man a little on in years, arrayed in a long night shirt, pawing fiercely at the unattainable spot in t'ne middle of his back, while he danced an unnatural, weird, wicked-looking jig by the dim religious light of the night-lamp. And while he danced and howled, and while they gazed and shouted, a navy-blue wasp, that Master Middlerib had put in the bottle for good measure and variety; and to keep the menagerie stirred up, had dried his legs and wings with a cor ner of the sheetf and after a preliminary circle or two around the bed to get up his motion aud settle down to a vorkin" gait, he fired himbelf across the room, and to his dying day Middlerib will al ways lieheve that one of the servants mistook him for a burglar and shot him. No one, not even Mr. Middlerib him self, could doubt that he was at least for a time, most thoroughly cured of rheum atism. His own boy could not have carriud himself more lightly or with greater agility. But the cure was no permanent and Mr. Middlerib does not like to talk about it Burdette. ' Idaho has 30,000 inhabitants. ' 1 .Tho potato bug has appeared in Mon tana." - Rapid City, Dakota, ia arranging for a national bank. Wm. Hilburn was recently shot and killed at Silver Reef, Utah. . - Operations in the Skagit mines are suspended on account of tha high water. .The postmaster at Anton, Chico, New Mexico, has been arrested for trifling with (registered letters. Jr" :. iA, jcurderer was taken from the jail 1 at Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently, and -ThB wr town a kxmi$ViM ia called Bullion, The cam pis alfed carbonate. -; - ' The total valuation of property in Salt Lake, according -to the returns of .the Assessor, recently, is $7,292 165. July 13th, at Ogden, two tramps robbed and shot Wm. Bauman, leaving him for dead. His recovery is doubtful. A large beaver dam has formed a lake on Stubble Creek, Cassia county, Idaho, and is literally lull ot speckled trout. PURE Patent medicines, rta - Chemicals, Crr:. , LLBIN-S, LUXOBQItrg AXO ftUOlfcLt ;h : - $14 only ou Physician; pififath r - t. The gross earnings of the Northern Pacific Railroad for June were $261,269; for June last year, $198,744. The in crease, $62,525, is quite favorable. With in two years the annual business of the road will amount to $5,000,000. During the year ending June 30, 1880, the Walla Walla, fc Columbia River Railroad Company carried of up freight. 13,606 tons; of down freight, o0,9a tons, and of local freights, 7,650 toi a. The down freight was divided as follows 39,202 tons wheat; 8,362 tons flour; 1747 tons oats and barley; 16 tons bacon, and lard; 157 tons hay; 103 tons wool, and 1,306 tons merchandise. During the same time it carried 7,560 up, and 5,028 down passengers. Pure Llauors. iIpeIiMhb -'" aTlaroe axb WEU.-sEtBt'TEn sfpc r , pt.py Blank Books, , School Books, - StafisHHT' Paper, Papeterie, K&mt,- CLOCKSa WATCHES AND JEWEL&Y, ; Elegant Vases, Toilet Articles and fancy ,4. Uaaecd, rblaa St, LabrtcaUna, Utrtt Aa4 8paa.- Musical Instruments, r . L.1.WPS of alt aizra. El RKIi.1 and fkmaaa LEAD SLASB I'BlMCVa, ; ......... , i , Prescriptions Carefully Comopunded at all hours Bargains Bargains Barffama Wliolsale and RetciiL Advantages are oiiered, says the Ore gonian, by the O. R. & N. Co. to merch ants and shippers east of the Blue Moun tains by which in case they signify their willingness to ship by rail in the future, instead of over the old route via Umatilla they may effect a saving of five days time and ten dollars a ton on all freights. Under this arrangement, if it be accepted, the company will lay down freight from Portland at Blue Mountain station for $25 a ton, a very moderate rate considering the distance and the number of 'transhipments. Aheady the enterprise of this company is offering large benefits to the country, which of course will be immeasurably increased as its plans get more fully into operation. During 187SJ, 2S7 vessels, 1075 pro pelled by steam and 1822 by sail, cleared from New York for Europe, carry in 102,318,568 bushels of grain. Of the whole but very few were American ves sels. The freight paid these ships was nearly equal to what the American far mers received for their grain. The great profit on this carrying business, equalling the profits on our exported grain crop, goes mostly to foreigners. We, who equal other nations in every other enter prise, allow England to beat us out of sight in building and sailing ships; and worse still, we seem to have given up the contest aa a hopeless one. On Tuesday night of last week, a party of freighters at Cottonwood, Wyoming, discovered a man carrying away a rope belonging to them, he having neglected to loosen a mule at the end of the rope. The freighters left him up a tre, and the pests who cut him down in the morning could find no clue to his identity, except a card in his pocket having the name of F. G. Woody. 253 Fifteenth street, Den ver on it Idaho Statesman. The Walla Walla Police Court reaped a golden harvest last week according to die Watdtman. J udge Whitman dis posed of five; cases in one day; J. W. Wallace, for robbing the till in Felky fc Boulon's saloon, fined $50, . solitude 30 days; Wm. - Bford, i Jrmd Allen Brown, for getting into each other's "har," fine, for eaeli," $15.50. Bedford paid his in cash, the other in solitude; Robert Anderson, drunk and disorderly, first cost $15.50, with freight added; John McLaughlin, the same thing and same amount; J. Krunhorn, cutting and shooting within the city limits; cause, jealousy, medicine $35, besides the loss l of his pistol. , CENTERVILLL The undersiand has been instructed to sell the WHOLC CONSISTING OF DRY GOODS, GROCBRIECUOCKEEV and, GLA&3WA8S, AT GREATLY REOUDEDjPRtCCOT torgp A man (didn't learn his name) who formerly cut cord wood in the mountains hereabouts for a living, went out to the X'ood river last spring prospecting. He fell in with another man, formed a part nership, and became indebted to him $1.50 when they put up for grub. The woodchopper soott struck a ledge which, through the persuasions of his partner, they sold for twelve ' thousand dollars, when he. returned to his place, arriving last Sunday., iie says the first thing his partner did, after they sold out was to dun him for that dollar and a-half. Idaho Democrat. Tn mnkn room for a lane SPRING STOCMincIniUai a assortment of Boots and Shoes. Coflee, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco and Cigars a specialty. Also Coal Oil, Clear as Crystal, Guaranteed Free from til Ferttjjs-i Substance and Non Explosive. . ' Ready Made Clothing at Cost "' 3r Pleased call and examine for yourselves Derore nuypy A. C. SVTCSSLAKD. 1 elsewhere. Centebvilk, FeWuary 6th, 1830. M. V. WORMINGTON, MIXTON, OREGOIT. There'has been another rich discovery in quartz in the past few days, it being this time near Sutton Creek, about twelve miles from this City. The names of the discoverers are D. W. Crouter, E. II. Knell, and Harvey Dale; they have a four foot ledge and have already taken oit some fine specimens. , We saw the first peice that was taken from the cropping and it is the richest and coarsest ; quart gold of any we have yet seen. The pro prietors of the ledge are confident they have a big bonanza, and they will im mediately commence to develop it. Bed rock Democrat. Since the beginning of the present year Wasco county has sent an average of two persons per month to the insane asylum Most of ,th: male cases bad been employed as sheep herders, and the long and weary periods of monotonous solitude, enforced npon them by their peculiar vocation, may have had . some part in causing so .many cases of mental derangement. DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, CROCKERY CUSSVASE,. Heavy Stock of BOOTS and UHOiZC. COAL' OIL TOBACCO and CIGARS CANNED FRUITS OF ALL KUfflS. Hardware, Iron and Gtcel. CLOVES OF ALL KINDS A SPECIALTY "Produce taken in Exchange, ' BiiLUjm S. V. Ksox, Esq,, of Weston, called upon us Wednesday morning, and in formed us that creat efforts are being made to accomplish the" will of the ma jority in Umatilla for a Division of the cuuty. It is nothing but right that the county should be divided. Situated as they are in one of the largest counties of Oregon, which is. to all intents and purposes already practically divided by a j large Indian reservation, the present state of affairs Lb expensive and very an noying to the people this side of said reserve. A petition signed by a major ity of the voters of ihe county is being prepared to be presented to the next Legislature, . who will, we hope, and doubt notr ' grant their wish- Walla Walla Statesman'. Corner Main and 3d Sts , Walla Walla. . Wholsale and Retail Dealers' in f. Dr Goods- Fancy Coods; Notions, CLOTHING BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CAPS GROCERIES, &. We are in ifceipt of a A '" I 3VT A.TyrTVrOTL?3Br llouyht l'raAahito the Recent. HEAVY ADVANCE In all kinds of goods,and we are therefore prepared ts sScr Lower Than the Lowestl j - SPECUL IXDFCEMETH TO CASBL HVttSSt PABTJJCULAB AUBIWH MlP TO DiblKSJ I f ; t'. 1 - . i r'