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TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1890.
. Already throughout, tbe county,
adidatee for tbe lucrative offices
ere "Sobbing serenely" i gdlj
iibW There it no seartk ef een
elidates fer shoring elerk, timwr,
treosarer, county ja4ge. end atheai
seperinteae'ent. Beth political parties
ere nsmerously representee ie the
lit ef aspirants. Pest experience
hae demonstrated that beeause
: Thb political elate i being made up '
i PeneMeten, as esaal, ' and bj the
at at a .m . 1 WWW II t
politicians et betn parties. . w ail, snis
is what Pendleton has always dene,
and we presume that the East enders
will cease right like litt'e nan
and take their medicine as prescribed
fer than, wit beat a aanrmur.
Thk Institatien of which Weaten to
day stands in greatest need, is a bank.
There ie an opening here se good that
aeoner er later it mast he eeeepied
either by ear heme capitalists or these
frem the outside.
did ate receives the neminatien by the
party apparently in the Majority in tie
oenety, it is far frem being tantamount
ie an election. Qaalifieatiens, ability te
perferm the duties ef the office desired
by the candidate, has much te de with
the successful candidates eleetien, (and,
he it said in shame, his succeas alse
depends upon the capital at his eoar
wand;) There are ne political issues
involved in those effices. Becae.se a
man has been a life-long democrat er
svanwavering republican is ne assurt
anee that if he is a candidate that he
will sec are the votes ef bis party be
cause ef his political . fealty. It is
well that sach is the ease. The men
who seek the position, of profit, (and
it cannot be denied that it is the men
who sack the office and
not the effiee that seeks the men) are
net actuated by a love of party,
bat by the proht they expect te secure
frem the eeveted place. It is not
because they are pining for an opper'
tunitrte serve the dear people and
guard their interests that these office
seekers talk, scheme and plan for six
months at a stretch, endeavor te
manipulate primaries, make secret com
pacts with ether Candida tea, and try te
run the conventions. No; it is a mere
matter of basiness, a problem involving
dollars and cants, and all their bun
combe about "party fealty" and
lag the straight ticket is the
claptrap, and none know this better
than these same, self-constituted
"whippon-in" who apply the party lash
fer. their individual aggrandizement
wr profit Let the people attend the
nrimaries. select delegates i whom
. they have confidence ard at the elee
tien vote for saeh candidates as will
fill the position te which they aspire
--with honesty and efficiency, regatdlesa
. of the fact that he is a democrat or
-a republican in his political beliefs.
;Bst will the people de thist
A bill has passed both houses mak
es n- iBg available at once $75,000 'for the
continuing of the isttv work at the
mouth of the Columbia. In the pass
age of this bib, Congressman Herman
deserves great credit.
The State repablieaa committee will
meet March 3, te select the place fer
holding the state convention. There
will be a strong effort made to have the
convention held somewhere in Eastern
Bills are Ware Congress fer the
repealing. ef the Inter-State Commerce
law. Let it bo repealed, we cannot
see that it ever did any particular good
for the people.
x resent indications are that one or
the other of the two banks of Pendle
ten will secure tbo'r man as scanty
treasurer, as their will be no ether
candidates nominated. perhaps.
In the late election ef U. S. Sea-.
a tors, it is quite clearly shown that
corporations are not politically idle.
During the past thirty-five years
the United States baa J $20,000,.
000, in subsidies fer the encourage
ment ef commerce, and this amount
has been paid oat fer the transporta
tion of mail. During the same period,
England has paid in subsidies, $225,.
000,000, the largest part of this enor
mous amount being paid fer the en
couragement of fast sea-geiag steamers
Trance hae paid during the past
twenty years in subsidies $90,000,
000 and during this period her
team tonnage has increased frem
154,000 te 740,000 tens. Germany is
paying annually by way ef subsidies fer
the encouragement of her commerce
$3,000,000. Spain the poorest of
European maritime countries, pays in
sabtidiee over $1,500,000 annually.
Thk real estate of oar coantry con
stitutes one-third of the wealth of the
country; personal property represents
the other two-thirds. The single tax
theorists weald tax this lowest factor
ef our wealth and exempt the other
frem their share ef the ex
pense of oar government. It occers to
us that this single tax theory is - defec
tive in this.
Helix, Ore., Jan. 28th 1890.
editor .leader: lienx is very
quiet since the late storm. It was th
worst storm ever seen in this part ef
the county. The snow drifted terribly,
making travel almost impossible. In
some places snow-drifts were 15 feet
in depth. Notwithstanding the heavy
drifts, the trains en the Hunt read
have been running quite regularly since
the 18th which is creditable to the
The Leader has net made its usual
weekly appearance, since the week be
lore cue storm, ana wo miss it very
mnch, snowed ap I presume is the
cause ef its non-appearance.
Dr. Irvm is in Athena, helping te
appraise the stock ef W. T. Cook, de
ceased. During bis abtence Geo. Hew
ett has charge ef the Helix drag store,
and a good prescription clerk he
J. Scott is in attendance at the 17.
a ueurs iu xrorsiane, as a witness in
the Indian murder case.
Many ef the wheat fields are bare,
the high winds having blew off the
snow. Our farmers Km what
afraid that their fall aewn grain will be
damaged in consequence, but we hope
lor toe best.
rrt a at r- i
me young people ei jieux ence a
week have an old fashioned sparking
and bussing school. .Lets ef fun.
Mr. Leady has a fine singing class at
the Christian church. The class meets
every Sunday evening and a good time
Helix has experienced quite a weed
famine during this cold spell. Chris
Simpson has been supplying the peo
ple with fence rails te keep them frem
freezing while they await the arrival ef
wood and ccal, by tram.
Straw is worth $1.00 a load and
hard te gat. Many of our farmers
burnt up their straw stacks, last fall,
hence the scarcity.
Uur school continues te be well at
tended considering the condition ef the
roads and the weather. About 50
pupils are in attendance.
mi I 1 m
xnoia grippe mace a tun sweep.
every body had it, it was fashionable
John Reesh hat a novel wey ef
breaking tha reads, and it proves a
auecessful one, All the farmers here
abouts have adopted the plan; a plow
is hitched behind their aleighs and
away they go, and the anew too.
JONES At hie hpine in. -Weston Janu
ary 31 tlr 1880. after a trief illness.
W. R. Jones, aged 78 ream 11 mouths
and 4 days -.
The funeral took place from the rest
dene at eleven o'clock, February 3rd,
end although the day-wae very stormy
the remains were followed to the Wes
ton Masonic cemetery and deeited in
tLeir final renting place by a consider
able number of sorrow inr frienos and
relative. At the cemetery the following
tribute to his memory was paid by A., a.
Woods. ; '
Friends: We have this day assem
bled to pay tbe last sad tribute of re
spect to an honest man.
It is customary en occasions lire
this fer seme person to snake remarks
eulogizing the memory of the dead;
what better can be said, if iretntully
said, than that the 'Old Squire," as
his friends loved to oall him, was an
honest man, fer is net he the noblest
work of God We can say et bim,
toe, that hia religion was not the relig
ion ef Churches and ereedt; he believed
in the religion of doing good to his
fellowniaa, and lived it. I do net
think his head could, have rested easy
en his pillow at night, if ho knew he
owed any man a dollar. The needy
and distressed,, never asked him for
help and were' turned away unrelieved
from his doer. He recognized every
man as his brother, and his ideal heav
en was bis enough to contain them all.
IJstWss cast in much toe large a mold
to be a bigot, and he despised bigotry
in others. He never went fawhind tbe
doer to express his sentiments, though
not with the majority, and not popular.
Still, be allowed others the same liber
ty of opinion he claimed ! for himaelf,
and treated it, when honestly given.
with respect Friends, this man a
sinee he has ben a citizen of this
is like an open bock, knewr. and read
of all men, and I have never heard
him accused ef a aingle ungeneroas.
or mean act. He was strictly temper
ate in his -Nhabits, he never
used intoxicants, tobacco in any
farm nnver atainAd hi lin- ionkt-
less he had petty sins and fellies, who
has them not 1 but he had as few ef
them as any man I ever knew. Weigh
ed in a balance against bis virtues, they
are as a handful of feathers against
cube ef granite.
It seems to me, friends, that W. R.
Jones' life can be profitably used as an
example by all of us, that wht n our
life's work is done, it bo as well done
as his, that when the last dread mes
senger comes, we ean wrap the drapery
ef our eoach about us and meet death
as bravely and fearlessly as did he,
with no shadow of fear er demon of
remorse te disturb ear last repose.
What can be said new to comfort
the sorrowing widow and children of
our friend just gene frem sight 1 Alas !
words are inadequate te describe the
sorrow of the bereaved, afford comfort,
or replace tho loss.
We ean say of the deceased, that he
believed in a great Creatine Power.
whom we call God: that he believed in
a future existence; and if a future, a
bettor at to ef existence. Why? Be
cause he had been relieved ef his old
pain racked body he had worn as a gar
ment for se mitny years, he is relieved
of physical suffering, and why, in his
case, should there be mental distress ?
Me, rather let us hope, and reason
points that way, that if the thin veil
could be lifted, and we could see across
the threshold into tho other life, we
should find oar friend adapting himself
to now conditions, and all is well with
wicu, i n
Secretary Noble has decided that a
married: woman can make timber land
entries or purchase such lands in Ore-
gen, and Washington, provided it is
conelusively shown that the 'entry is
made fer her own uae and benefit, and
net for the use of herself and husband
The name of one ef our most
prominent and prosperous farmers is
mentioned as a probable candidate fer
county commiaaienor. Will the "com
bine permit a representation of tho
tax payers of this end of the' county
to even receive the nomination for this
A BILL has been introduced in the
senate, authorizing tho issue of trees
nry notes oa the deposit of silver bul
lion, in accordance with tho recom
mendation in relation to silver, made
by. Secretary Wiadem, in his late re
port. The bill to refund to tbe several
states and territories all monies collect
ed under tha direet tax of 1861, passed
tho senate by a veto of 44 in favor to 7
The decision of tho supreme court
of Montana in tho Thompson
makes tho legislate re of that
Somen hat Mixed.
Sheriff MeFarland went out to Chris.
maters, piaeo last xnursaay, ' looking
for a school teacher named Ze. Houser
who is charged with having committed
a forgery over in Umatilla county, Or.
ana ior waiea nttie misstep no was
wanted. The sheriff had no trouble in
finding his man. He seldom has, for
Mae. slips upon his game with a . smile
open his lips, while he keeps his right
hand m his hip pocket as though skir
mishing fer a little tobacco. Then he
tells his business, still smiling, secures
hia priaoner and cornea back in great
shape, ihus bo did with .Houser, and
tnen ne turned nim over to the Uregen
sheriff, and both went over the line
Friday night to attend court at Pen
dleton." W. W. Journal.;
Evidently our friend Besserer has
Mr. Wood then read the following
brief biography prepared by the child
ren of tho deceased: i ,
William R. Jones was born in Green
county, Kentucky, Feb. 7th, 1811,
which would make him 78 years, 11
months and 4 days of ago at tbe tune
ef his death. Ho had three sisters and
one brother, all of whom ara new living
with the exception of one sister, who
died a number ef years ago. ,
Bern ef hardy and courageous par
ents, such as were the men and women
who first settled Kentucky, he inherit
ed that spirit of independence and self-
reliance, which have ever bsen his pre
dominating characteristics. Thrown
upon his own resources when but a very
small boy, by the death ef his father,
he resided with his uncles in Tennessee
and Alabama, till early manhood,
when he married and settled in Bloem-
ingten, a town now known as DeKalb,
in Buchanan county, Illinois.
In tho year 1850 ho beame imbued
with a desire te emigrate to the then,
comparatively unknown and distant
land of Oregon, but being too . peer to
equip himself for 'such a long and ardu
ous journey, he spent that year in mak
ing a wagon and making such other
preparations as were needful and in the
spring of '51 he joined one ef these
bands of brave-hearted and strong-armed
pioneers who were among tho first
te conquer the western wilderness, and.
mark out a pathway for that advanc
ing- civilization which has since made
our fair Oregon what it is. Moving
slowly, day by day, suffering incredible
hardships, constantly contending with
hostile savages, the party to which ho
belonged pressed tteadily onward to
ward the aetting sun, across the Rock
ies, oyer the Blue mountains, passing,
To do this seemed almost an impossi
bility, as tho eaatings and iron neces
sary for its construction were not te be
obtained. . Hearing there was fer sale,
at Portland, a' pair of mill stones, ho
walked there, a distance of 125 miles,
secured them and made arrangements
fer their shipment. Ho walked back
again and commenced work on tho
mill, which, with tho aid of tho book
above mentioned he succeeded in suc
cessfully building, every wheel of which
was of wood. This mill supplied
the settlers ef that part of tho terri
tory with flour, and was, if we are in
formed correctly, the second mill cf the
kind built in Oregon.
: We mention this as an illustration of
his strong character and indomitable
will. By reason of his position as own
er of this mill, ho wae enabled to
render great assistance to tho famish
ishing immigrants who arrived in 1853
miny of whom yet live to Tender testi
mony ef his generosity and assistance
in these trying days. No man ever
passed his doer : hungry without his
wants being supplied.
For many years ho lived in Lane
scanty, and with the accumulation of
bis industry roared a large family, con
sisting of four sons and five daaghters,
of whom two sent and two daughters
are living to mourn the less of a father,
friend and adviser whom they loved
and. honored beyond the compass of
mere words to express. Though grown
te mature years and able to Uke cart
of themselves, each one ef . them ever
teracd,' in hours of trouble, te ''father"
relying on his strong heart fer support,
knowing that his counsels would direct
them in the way of right and that hia
loving sympathywould soothe them as
ne one else s could.
Though his heart is pulseless now
and his lips are eloied fnrr-
though this day seems darker than
any that has ever dawned before;
though life will henceforth contain a
tinge of sadness net to bo effaced, they
feel a proud satisfaction in being tbe
descendants ef such a man. His ex
ample all may emulate with profit. He
placed honesty above price and while
be scorned everything which appeared
to him mean and base, his heart went
out in pity te the peer, the unfortunate
ana tho sunermg. Ike most unhappy
moments of his life were caused by the
contemplation of sufferings in others.
He was all kindness, honesty and
truth. If he erred, as all men often
do, it was an aberration ef tho head,
not ef the heart. You who know him
since he came to Waston some ten
years age, must be acquainted with his
charaoter; but those most intimately
connected with him can understand
his tenderness and nobleness of heart.
It was his good fortune to have his
declining years and last days on earth
cheered and made easier by tho love
and care of a devoted wife, to whom
ho clung with ah affection that was
pathetic, and a love that will last until
they are reunited in a heme beyond
Quiet and unassuming he lived, and
it was his wish te be laid to rest in as
quiet and unostentatious a manner as
"IT liri -1 a
posiioio. vv niie ne Belonged to no
church; while the creede ef the ortho
dox organizations ef the day appeared
v: : : i j . rr.
w uiua inaiignai itnu wrong, ne acid a
faith peculiarly his own. He believed
in tbe immortality of man and had an
abiding faith that somewhere in an
other life, he would be reunited with
his children and friends who had gone
before. In this hope he lived and died
and death hae stamped the seal ef sin
eerity upon all his utterances.
Who will say that his hopes
arc not realized i uis calm and tran
quil features speak of peace at last,
and his spirit new, as in life, will net
refuse the help of loving friends or dis
dain tbe prayers of any honest man.
After a short reading and prayer br
Kev. is. F. King, an old friend of the
deceased, all that was mortal of W. R.
U ones, was covered from the usht of
men. He lived nobly and well. May
ne rest in peace.
A. K. J
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got things mixed-rfe Hi.er is out 7 8 vT j P V
, -- I .t"-T' . I which wc are now assembled, they
Ferguson Vaa the man anwst-
his "stocking: by the chimney with
care" and was tickled almost to death
to find that his good wife bad antici
pated his near at hand wants snd filled
tho stocking with Standard Seeds,
grown and put up by D. M. Ferry 4 Co.
Detroit, Michigan, who, on apphea
crossed the Cascade range and entered
the fertile Willamette valley, just as
tho winter was setting in.
He, with seme of his companions
settled in Lane county, where ho made
his home, and afterward laid out a
small town known as Cleverdale.
Hp brought two books with him
across tbe plains, and these ho would
not part with, although many articles
of more value had to . bo sacrificed
tien, will mail you free a copy of their Those were Robert Burn's poems and a
Seed Annual, for 1890. This is the vokeme entitled "The Millwright's
. i s-i - ve mi ati " 1" " l
catalogues, uuiee. iae year louowmg nie nmvai
meet usetul . ot all seed
not only for experienced gardeners, but
fer the novice as well. Send your name
and address for a copy to D. M. Ferry
k Co., Dvtreit, Michigan. '
in '52 he was induced by some of
bis neighbors, who were acquainted
with his mechanical inzenaity, to at
tempt the building of a Souring mill.
The Debating society composed of
the public school had their usual week
ly debate Friday afternoon. The
question debated was tho Chinese-
question. Tho speakers en the affirma
tive side, were Charles Prabfcel
Milten Strode. L. Resrsrs and Miss
Minnie Greer. On the negative side
Frank Morgan, Charles ShiiiKaeerser
Fred Rogers and Almon Lioualle
xmm aeeisien ei tne luages was in
favor of the affirmative side, that the
Chinsss should be entirely excluded
trem our shores, lhe next uuestien
ior aeeate is, Kselved: that the ex
ecution et Major Andre was unjust
Our public school is doing good work
and greater interest should be taken by
paivnts. A visit occasionally whu
school is in session would be appreciat
ed by the teachers and pupils. Tho
public is most cordially invited to be
present r nday afternoon la particular.
A sample of Java and Mocha coffee.
put up by Wikslew, Rand it Watson,
of Boston, sold only by Howard Bros,
of Pendleton, was received and tried
by us the ether day, and we mast con
less tn at it is tne post ceneo that we
have ever diank. We recommend this
brand te levers of good ceffae. They
cannot do better, aud our word for it
you will be mere than pleased. On
sale at Howard Bro's., Pendleton.
Our streets Saturday presented an
unusually lively appearance. The
chineok winds, a ad rain have melted
the snow-drifts which hive made the
country roads almost impassable and
now the farmers who have been snow
bound are able to get to town fer their
mail and fer the replenishment ef their
Thai Bby -ne riot, gmr har Castor,
Van she vbs a Child, an ertod f or Casteria,
When she became Was, ah dune to Caatorta,
When abe has QUldrea, aba sore them Oaetorht,
HaTE ton Eybt CoGked a Kannoa ?l
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Or Don't You Know Anything Abou
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A small spot of Blood having i ecently becoma
visible on the moon, War was Declared upon
the price of evry winter article throughout our
Fl'R CAPS DROP ! LADIES CLOAKS TUMBLE I
Gloves, Slitteas, Gam Boots, German Sox, Arties, Orr
shoes, Blanket -lined Duck Coats, Hosiery, Ladles snd Geafs
Underwear, Xubles, Hoods. Fascinators and Toboggans at
zueh lower prices than ever before.
We still have an enormous stock of these foods ok baad,
and ALL must sold regardless of cost or consequeaees, with
out reserve or limit, to MA HE 110031 for our sprint stock !
lf in need of anything in"
lien's Winter Clothing,
-Don't fail to get our-
CLEARING OUT PRICES.
Also remember that we show the largest and finest line
of wearing apparel for either sex ever shown in Westoa
comprising every article that fashion dictates.
Call and Look Around You!
DO YOU KSOW A GOOD THING-
Would you Believe it if you
WE H A1TE GOT IT
Come And See For Youroeltf.
MAKERS OF PRICES ,
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