Weston weekly leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 1878-189?, January 21, 1890, Image 2

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For tL kappinets ! citizen, the
wealth ef tho country should e so
justly distributed, tLekeaebaud every
should haro tueh a proportion that
they eeultl lio lu convenient plenty
anl be in no servile condition.
But L i wealth to he eveuly or
justly divided 1
' This is a. question which tit defend
on of the present soe:al and industrial
system ask with appareutiy the confi
dent assurance that it adroit ef an
war. If wen wara but truly honest,
if they would but tkii.k honestly, if
they would but reason anal give ecu
cience free aclien, tliay wauld readily,
ate thtt the aniwer iz. art ealy possible
but naif evident.
Wliat is it that now makes the tre
sendeus differences in the fortunes of
individuals? Surely not because of
possessing greater natural abilities, nor
ia it because of greater industry on tlie
part of the possessor af these great
fortuoes. If this were true, the most
wealthy would be the most industrious
and the most gifted, la it net rattier,
that sensn men have greater opaei Uni
ties, and in mast instances if net ail.
da aet theie greater opportunities arise
tram tha aperatiea of uitjust laws and
systems I Oee man obtains pessesion
f a piece af ground; a corner far
instance; and in time, thousands of
Men find it necessary to use it, and
they make him wmlthj. Another
nan invents a labor saving inaehine, a
capitalist buys from him the sola right
to use it. The government, by means
of a patent, gives him a monopoly.
Tha new invention finally beceraes a
necessity, and the owner af the meaep
ly nine times aut of tan ho is not the
iaventer becomes enormously wealthy
.another nan gits the monopoly of a
caal mine and compels the community
te wake him wealthy or freeze. Others,
' through combinations, organize into so
called "trusts" in the leading commodi
ties or accessaries af lifa, sneh as sugar,
il, lusaber, salt etc., and in their inor
dinate ambition for wealth, and under
tba protection of tha law, sqaeeze from
tha ppls every passible dollar that
their ill gotten millions mny be thereby
added t. And so it gees. Under
the protection of society, the humble
toilers are robbed right and left, and
wherever inordinate vealth is found, it
is the accumulated earnings of other
men, and net tha result af its own
ers productive labor.
Without an equivalent is given, men
cannot obtain possession ef wealth
whUh other create, except by unjust
means, anerin industrial system is un.
just that allows tha few to kieeense
possessed of what the many produce
If each retained possession of what he
produces, there could be no inordinate
wealth, neither could there bo any ab
jeet poverty, except as a result af idle
The icnicdy for the existent unjust
division ef wealth lies in the reform ef
the laws and abolishment of the sys.
tsms which allow men t obtain it V
anr means other than ay their own in
dividual industry, and net through the
absorption ef the products of others'
labors. Neither individusls nor eor.
poratioas should be allowed to obtain
control ef the natural sources ef wealth
or special governmental privelegis er
franchises be grantad them, and thus
be enabled te compel others te surren
der the wealth they create for the priv
elege ef having acoess te tho. land, the
mines, the transportation ef their pro.
ducts etc. The mines, the land, tho
means ef distribution and onr current
cy must no longer be monopelizod.
Usury in all its forms mast be abol
ished. In a word, all laws and - sys
tems which prevent men obtaining and
retaining the full results of their own
toil must be abolished and destroyed.
Are such men Lc-nasL f j
Do they treat th question fairly
Or are they themselves go ignorant
as to snppose that silver dollars arn any-
mere ' fiat money" tlir.a sold dollars ?
Is it possible that loM money bags"
cf the mortgage bendoeracy, is sa igner-
ant as not to know that ail ''money"
is "Sat" and that without the. 5at of
a government there weald not be a gold
or silver or paper "dollir" in ail God's
universe f .
Hence it is thtt a Vilver dollar is jnst
ns honest as a gold dollar, ant vice
verta; and the dishonesty in them or
either of them is in tho man who dis
loyally brings discredit upon the monw
ey of the sovereign gevernment that
protects kirn in Lis personal and pieper
ty rights.
Wheuever the "money" of the coun
try er any portion af it is discredited,
finiaci-il stability ceases. Prices fluc
tuate. Confidence dies oat. The in
dustrious poor bse9me beggars or
starve. Men cease to pat money into
new enterprise-!. A crash comas, la-
toroit tuns high ard tho money kings
laugh at the ruia tbey have wrought,
and chuckle as thy incro-iaa thaur
bonds upa the toiling suilliens of
earth. TVsy have ulre.xdy fatUdtliis
coa n try wish tramps, au.l the cities
with starving poor, and yet they do
mand mere swe.it and toil aad bUed.
We, toe, want a stable currency and
a stible government. The Gad f nature
has given us the material far the form
er aad it will be our own fault if we do
not utilize it aad preserve tha latter.
It is the geld-gatsbliag bondocraey that
has disturbed the "stability" ef our
currency and not the people at large.
A paper walking in tho interests of
the bondecracy now befsro us allsges
that all the principal nations Lave de
monetized silver, and therefore Amer
ica she-old do so. That sheald not fol
ia, even if tha statement it ere true,
but it is nnt true in any form er pot
ion. The number af people with sil
ver as the sole standard of money is
63,944,456. The number of people
who make both silver and geld a stan
dard, including the United States, is
187,300,000; while tho number ef
pooplo in the gold standard countries is
only 87,000,000, according to the re'
port of eur silver commission ia 1877
Of course that was 12 yens ago, but
the ratio holds goad; and to-day ever
700,000,000 people have adopted silver
a the sole standard of raoaey; evar
187,000,000 have adopted the double
standard, while tha insignificant minor
ity of 87,000,000 under the central ef
Great Britain, Germany, Norway and
Sweden, have adopted the geld stan
dard. And even in these last named
countries, subsidiary (silver) eeins con
stitute the money of the laboring peo
ple. The qjsitioa is, shall the gsld
gamblers ef Europe (falsely) represent-
ig less than 00,000,000 af people i de
stroy the universal "rneney coin" of
ever 900,000,000 1 Skull one Johnny
Bull dietata to ten ether men, and ruin
them, too, financially I It dss net
seem prssiblo that our people can be
so foolish as te threw away their silver
t please the Engine geld gamblers and
the bendecrkcy. Waseca Herald.
d;.vidscn voluntarily surren
lie says that Barry Skot at BIni
First, and in Self Defense
Ke Fired wish Fata! Effect.
The Cnranra Jnry Krfne In n Verdict
Cfcarsloe Davirtaen -with Barry's 4eath,
Bui thiil lh Killing was Jasliale.
Eirly in the forenoon on Monday J.
K. D vi.!in curti ii-.t j taa city acom
piniwd by Parry Shaffer, aad sending
for th m ijitrate, sairendersd himself
t that i-tiisii',- claiming th t in his
efi'oits to defend himself from the
nturdcinus attack ef A. L. B:trry of
Will Horse pseuntuin he was eeru-pollt-d
t i kill him. On account of the
terrible condition of the roids, because
of the sr-.o bleeknde, word could nfit
bo sent to our enrener in time for him
ia get hare and hold an inquest ever
the remains of tWe deceased
Justice LVikvr innaedutjly proL-eesla-J
to impanel jury, and in company with
J. H. ICfinnn.ly, physician, proceeded
with sleighs t imk th trip up
Wild 11 r-. mountain to tin scene ef
Uu killing, to hsld aa iRqjet upn
i.il that was Ift ef poor Barrv. The
asrabt was nmde. but enly bv great
eiUiV; snow threa to four feet was on-
vountoroii, bsifl huo drifts into
. hi-h one or more of tko sleighs
weuld upl ad epiil the occupants.
It wis after one ':l?k bfot'e tho
jury started and altUagb tho distanse
was but afeo-Lit ten mile, and the hor-
The gold advocates make no end ef
thsir pretended demands far "stability'
in the currency ef the country, and yet
the evidence goes te show, as we think
conclusively, that the same men that
new talk se learnedly about an "honest
dollar," are the very men who hare al
ways disturbed tha stability cf tha cur
rency, first, by attempting te demone
tize gold, and, next, by attempting to
demonetizs silver, and, third, by issu
ing bank notes whenever they get a
There can be no doubt at all that if
the money kings of Europe had allowed
gold and silver to have taken their nat
ural course there weald never have
boon any such depreciation of values
as has taken plaec since 1S74.
We are told by the bend and mort
gage holders that they want an "lion
et delUr" and not a fiat silver er paper
dollar; just as tkoegh there were seme
ttell us tht are not "tit dollars."
Jlll.1 Cllt Of SCHOOL
Did you ever pau&e and contemplate
the eoy who isjmt out or scheel just
released from study and discipline
when school is eut and ha coaaes wheor
ing down Main street on his way K;:.'2
Ordinary humanity, when i,astd
frem the toils ef the day. it proae te
seek relaxation mid rest. Tha bay
scorns all sueh ideas. He is cempesed
of but three part; legs, ai ass and yell.
His legs have bean cramped up all day
and ho is glad te get out. His voies
has been swelling and boiling in birn
far hours, and now he mast give it vent.
As soon as he is clear of the recita
tion ream, eut on the steps, ha yells a
yell tbat ia at once ear piercing aad
threatening. One would think that
every Indian en the Umatilla reserva
tion had beon turned loose upon us?
But his yell has o more object, mean
ing er direction than tko midnight
vociferations of a mule; and now he
appears moving t full spved with his
arms flying about like the scintillations
ef a pm wheel. He is no respecter of
perseas;ho dea't care whether he runs
dewiv a smaller boy, er mashes a girl's
hst down over her eyes or net, in his
meddlesome career. "Oh, ' Lord
that boy was my own " But just than
your own boy flies by, falls over a dry
goods box, comes up, kick at anether
b;y and ii chased around the eorner
bsfore jeu have got the "You Ed 1" out
ef your mouth.
There is ene thing that has a sesth
iag influence npou tha bey just eut of
school: he can see the old mm farther
thu Prof. Pierce er Draper can see a
, hay-staek with a telescope, and tho min
ute that parent dawns upon nis vision,
be beccmes as proper as a model letter
writer and the finely modulated voice
with which be wheedles the aether of
bis being eut ef .ive eents on the spot is
a lsssen for future ambitious oharch
&es were urgf.i, it wks nark
beNie thc-y loarhea this piat'u where
the bdy lay. Wsu found the borfy
was a fsj fct from t'c rod lying
A it on hiie face in the s:. f, a, rifle lay
but few fet from til botiy, evident
ly tbrwwn by tha daa.ssi vba f;.!!
in. The fatal sliat iju .t htve takn
iinuuediato eii'ect, as but liltie if any
e idenc-e of a struggle was sen. dying
in his tracks. The bta tiful white
snow was itaineJ with his life blood,
which had rlo.vii freoly. Tiie hour
was late and the darkness, had already
btgua to fettle en the mountain, and
the jury after being sworn had but
Hula time in which to view the re
mains and to take in the surroundings.
All of this was most carefully nettd by
the jury the roads, the trails the beat
en tracks and everything ef the situa
tion that would bo likely to be ef
service in assisting thein in their in
vestigation. The body was then
placed in the bottom of a sleigh and
the party through the darkness and
fcg commenced their descent. It was
a g and cold ride, a journey that
few would undertake and that only in
case cf necessity as the present was.
Late in the night the jury arrived at
Weston and after leaving the body
at the unJti -taker's adjourned to meet
again ou the following morning at ten
o'clock. Promptly at the hour named
thojary met and proceeded to take
te&tuneny. J he fir&t called te the
stand was J. K. Davidson who testi
fied as falljvvs:
"Have received warnings from
neighbors several times that Barry
would do lua harm and for me te
guard myself. J. K. Saling Wra McKay
and Tbos. McCabe, also others have at
times warned mo and told me that
Barry had threatened my life in their
In Oct. 18S8 at Mr. Ferguson's well
Barry and I had a dispute and at that
time 1 told hiua that if ho did not shut
up I would slap his meutb. On the
eVening ef the 19th ef Jan. between
fiur asd five s'clack I was returning
to my home from the timber, 1 saw
liarry celling towards me oa the same
read, he passed by the trail leading to
his heuse. He was leading a male;
parsed him and as I did, he said:
svant you to quit throwing dawn wiy
fence." I replied that I kad not
throws his fence down. He then said
"leu are u liar : U V you
I v ill kill ycu !" and ot the same time,
raissd his sun. As auick as I could. I
drsw my pistol from the scabbard aud
tired twice. He also fired, the ball
passinn through the verecat I was
wearing. I think he shot tir.t, though
there was scarcely a second between
the twos'usts. We were aboat twelvo
feet apart at the time of tha shooting.
When I sket the second time he turned
but did not make more tnan one step
before he fell, immediately after
fired this shot. I did not conceal my
pistol, it was in a seaboard and in full
sight. My reasan far believing that
he was goiBg te kill me, was because he
raised his gun after be said ho would
deacons and tax celloeteis.
G. R.
Klien Ecby ttm rieU we pT her Castorta,
When ihe m a Child, sue cried for Castoria,
When xbe become Mias, she dung to Cutoria,
When, slio hat SiuUrea, se save besu Caatoria,
kill me. Immediately after the shoot
u" I went to Thomas McCabe and
tald him ef the difficulty, and tbat
had killed Barry. McCabe and
passed by the body shertly after th
sheeting, en our way te my home. The
body was lying in the same place where
he first fell; did not step, but passed
ifi within a feet or so ef tho deceased; be
lieve that he was dead. Ihe rease:
I did not coma to town that night was
beeaue ef the eondition ef tho road
and the darkness ef the night;' but at
daylight the next morning, in company
with Perry Shaffer, I proceeded te
Weston, and as soon as I reashed th
eitv I nosited Justice of the Peace M
A. Baker- that 1 had killed A. L. Bar
rv, and wished to give myself up.
lir. J. K. Saling was the next wit
ness called. He testified as follows
"I am personally acquainted with de
ceased and also with J. K. Davidson
Have known deceased for fifteen years.
Ha was about fifty years of age: be
liave hire to be unmarried. He tel
me that be swas a native ef Mass.
It is my opinion that Barry, at times
was not altogether right in his mind.
This epinicn was also entertained ly
bis neighbors in general. The deceas
ed told me that be had his skull crack
ed and tint he bad a silver plate over
the fracture. The deceased made
threats against the life ef Davidson
I to me. He threatened Davidson's life ia
my presence ia tho summer ef 1887.
Tne deceased said to me that if ever
lie had a difficulty with Davidson, that
be would kill him. At one time dur
ing last summer I was in conversation
with the deceased. We were talking
at the time about the remonstrance
agaimt the p-cpesed new road in th
mountain, at that time he said "if
Davidson did not look out he would
fax biin yet." I told the deceased to
let tho matter drop and to have noth
ing more te de with it; he replied, that
be would jy t as soen kill Davidson as
a dg. I did not repeat the conversa
tion to Davidson but did say to him
that he had better be en his gaard as
I thought that his life was in daaarr
from Barry. From ray knowledge of
Barry I bsliere tbat it was reasonable
fe:- Davidssn to think himself ia rlancr
after the threats that Barry bad made
against his life. 1 have good reasons
to believe that my threat that
deceased made against another that
he felly intended to execute tha
same. I was not present at the
shooting, nor did I hear any shots fired
at ike lime mentioned.
Thomas McCabe was next sworn and
testified in substance as follows:
"Am acquainted with both thedeceas
ed and J. K. Davidson. Mr. Davidson
came to my boose on Sunday, Jan. lh,
about 5 o'clock ia the evening. He toW
me at this time thit he ha ! a dtiRcuUy
with Barry and that he had killed him
We rode together from my place 'o
Davidson's bouse, passed by dtcensed
who was lying, face downward in tb
enow apparently dead. Mr. Davidson
seciaeJ to ba lab-"rinj under intense ex
citement, at the time be was telling me
of Hie shooting, I have known Barry
to make threats against the life of David
son. He told mo that Davidson had
tiirov. u his fence down anrf let Ids stock
out and had injured him in other ways.
Told me of the dispute at Ferguson's
well, tie said that if Davidson ever did
slap him that it would be the last roan
that bo would ever slap. And that if
Javidson ever fooled with biin that he
would fix him. He was always abusing
Davidson to me and making threats
gainst him. I told Davidson more or
less of these threats made against him
by Barrv. Barry told me of bis lia inir
razy spells at times, tbat he knew that
he was crazy, for he did things at times
that no sane man would do. I saw Bar
ry shoot bis gray horse. It was done oa
Sat. Jan. 18th.
Testimony of Richard Todhunter:
Have knewn deceased about one year."
Here the rifle found with deceased,
was shown to witness ) "Thn gun be-
ongs to Henry Fanning. I let Barry
have the gun on the 7th of the present
month. .When be borrowed it ho told
me that be wanted it te shoot a bore.
I let. Barry have three cartridges with
the gnu, 1 know of his shooting two of
them I wis about 1)3 yirds from de
ceased at the time. One shot was fired
at a bog, the other was at hi3 gray
horse, though I do not know positively.
This was on Saturday, Jan. 18th. The
deceased wa as far as I knew of him
peaceful and quiet. Never heard Barrv
make any throats agaiist Davidson."
Dr. J. H. Kennedy testified as fel
lows: "From the examination made, 1
am ef the opinien that there was but
two shet received by necea&d. The
hrst shot 1 judge te be the ene that
pe ic-trated the right arm. This bullet
cussed through the arm into the side
on the outside ef the ribs and opposite
the point ot entrance. Ihe that that
proved fatal entered en the left side ef
the ehsst and passed diagonally across
and downward, penetrating the back,
bst wean the fifth and sista ribs and
lodging ia the muscles ef the back."
F. fc. Johnson was sworn and testis
fied as follows: "Have known Barry
ine years. The general opinion anaang
neighbors is that he wai at times of
unsound uificT. I considered him
daaopi'euK man. His neighbors se con'
sidered him. I would net consider I
aan saffl, if Barry had mat an
threats against him; I think tbat hi
wuld. execute his threats. Never
heard him make any threats against
Davidson. Ntver knew deceased to
carry a gun during my acquaintance
with him. So far as I knew, the char
acter of Mr. Davidson is good."
Testimony ef Wru. Melvay: "Am
acquainted with deceased. Heard
Barry make threat against the life of
Davidson. I advised Davidson ef
these threats and warned hixi to be on
his guard."
Testimony ef Gip Dawsen: "Heard
Barry make threats against the life of
Davidson. Never heard Davidson
make any threats against Burry. I
warned Davidson against Barry."
Wm. McCerkell testified as follows:
"1 overheard Barry make threats
agtiast Davidson. Personally, I knew
but little ef the character of deceased."
Here the testimony ended and after
careful discussion among themselves,
the jury brought ia the following ver
Westos Umatilla, Co., Or., ).
January 21st, ISOO.f
We, the undersigned Coroner's Jurors,
impaneled for the purpsse of inquiring
into the cause of the death of A. L. Bar
ry, deceased, do find that he came to
his death on the l'Jth day of January,
1890, on the Wild Horse mountain, near
the residence of J. K. Davidson, from
gunshot wounds inflicted by the hands
of J. K. Davidson. That the said A. L.
Barry was about 50 years of age at the
the time of his death, was a native of
the State of Massachusetts, and unmar
ried. We further find that the killing,
was, from the nature of the circurnx
stances, wholly justifiable, and we here-.
by exonerate the saia J. lv. Davidson
from all blame in the matter.
E. Ridesocr, foreman.
D. I. Babp, )
r. as Hoss,
Fked B. Boyd,
G. A. McDonald,
A. A. Walker,
Wood C hoppers Wanted.
Plenty of werk all winter and next
spring. Apply to B. F. Johnson, on
Wild Horse mountain, south-east of
Weston. .
)r Don't Ycu Know Anything About!
n n
A small spot of Blood having t ecently become
.visible on the moon, War was Declared upon
the price of every winter article throughout our
LL !
Glovas, snueaa.tiuui tSaots, Ueriaati Sx, Arties, Orer
B&oe, Blanket -lined Duck Coa ts, Hosiery, Ladies and Gent
Uadsrwear, 3ukios, Eleods. Fascinators aud Toboggan at
muck lower prices than ever before.
We still have aa enormous stock ef these goedeu aaad,
and ALL mast sold regardless of cost or consequences, wi th
out reserve or limit, to 32A3iE for eur spring stock !
ijt- jn nee(j 0f anything i"' " " "
s Winter Clothing',
-Don't fail to get onr-
Also remember that wc show the largest and finest line
f wearing apparel for cither sex ever shown in Westoa
comprising every article Ikat fashion dictates.
Call and Look Around You!
Would you Believe it if you
Saw it?
Come And See For Yourself.