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WESTON, UMATILLA COUNTY,' OREGON, AUGUST 12,1892.
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Legal bUnVl l
3ic It Posture. ,
.11 kind, tor sal".
- WE. 'BUTLER, r .;Vi..', .'i-;--:'
, PHYSICIAN tic ISujlv&VJx,
gerbs made day or night. Office In
ICcGrew'i drnj store.
Weston - preroa
Q W. KJN'G.M.D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Paulv building. Wston,
rfon. Can be consulted on Mon-
daj Wedn .lay and Friday of each
Weslf. OfcY; lours: 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
wl wvm rn.Mm.rn m
' ; SHAW & McEACIIEltX,
Leading : BlacksmitHs.
Ready to repair or make new your
Wagons or Carriages
Plow Work and
' Horse Shoeing
Shaw & EVIcEachrn.
ifiiy Baiihf fa.
J . OPE'NED MARCH 2, 1891.
FARM IMPLEMENTS I
GEO. W. STAGGS,
Having purchased a full and cofnplete stock of hardware, stoves, tin
wre, farm implements, etc., respectfulf'-solicits a share of the liberal
patronage of Weston and vicinity. A complete line of PLOWS, HAR
ROWS, WAGONS, HACKS, FARM TOOLS, ETC., which will be
fold at rates as low as can be secnred elsewhere in Eastern Oregon.
He.:- Q... i i. i:u: r . r .;
uiaiu uueev ncjik iu uauit. uunuiug; vrcnbuu, vreguu. ..
; SURPLUS AS? PROFITS
Since March 2, 1891, $15,000.
, . x .
Interest allowed on deposits. Deals
Fort ign and Domestic Exchange.
C. A. BAHRETT, Piwdrnt,
! . THOMP80N. Vice Prtwldent,
L. D. L1VECY, C-h!t ,
K. L. BARNETT, Assistant Cashier
A'-" DISASTROUS YEAR.
The Woes and Catastrophiea of the
First Half of 1892.
-PROPRIETOR OF THE-
G, A. CUIRIE & CO.
-Profit , torsol the-
CITY MEAT MASKBT.
Freih Beef, Pork Mutton, Veal,
Sausage, etc., FiaW and Oysters.
J, C. BOWMER,
OUMSELLO mT LRW.
jCTLand Business n4- Collections
nrorriDilv attended to. Office in Lkadkr
builiiing, Main street, Weston, Or.
WAGONS, HACKS, ETC.,
If the-remaining cix months of
this year shall duplicate or ap
proximate to the record of disasters
which have occurred in the first
six, says -the Chicago Tribune, the
year 1892 will be sent down as the
most fatal to lue in the U nited
States that has ever been known.
Fires, floods, explosions; mine cas
ualties, cyclones, windstorms, light-
in rig ail the elemental forces, m-
deed seem to have combined with
ta presen t an aggregate of great
disasters which in comparison with
ordinarily terrible events seem to
lose their significance or attract
personal attention only.! 2
Since January 1 there have been
four destructive wind storms, kill
ingnearly 200 persons, viz: May 1,
Missouri and Kansas, 75; May 16,
Texas, 15; May 27, Wellington,
Kansas, 53; June 15j Southern
Minnesoi a, 50. In the same period
there heve been lour great floods,
viz: April 11, Tombigbee piwsg,
250; May 18, Sioux City, Iowa, 35;
May 20, Lower Mississippi, 36;
June 5, fire and flood, Oil Creek,
Pa., 196. There also have been
four mining disasters, viz: Janu
ary 7, McAllister, I. T., 55; April
30, Minersville, Fa., 12; May 10,
Roslyn, Wash., 44; May 14, Butte,
Mont., 14. Three fires have been
unusually disastrous to life, viz:
January 21, Indianapolis Surgical
Institute, 19; February 7, Hotel
Royal, New York, 30; April 28,
theater, Philadelphia, 12.
Besides these there was, on
March 21, an explosion at Jordon,
Michigan, by which 10 lives were
lost; June 13, the explosion at the
Mare Island navy yard, which
killed 13, and June 15 the fall of
the bridge over Licking river, by j
which 32 lives were sacrificed
These are the principal disasters of
the year thus tr, and they involve
an aggregate of '960 lives. Adding
to this total the sum of losses by
minor accidents, as reported to the
Tribune, we have the following sad
and unusual record: y fire. 876:
oio; oy ratling structures ot various
kinds, 267; by mine disasters, 308;
by wind storms; 340, and by light
ning lzu. Urana total, dooo. Ine
total loss of life by these causes
during the whole of last year and
1891 was one or the most disastrous
years on record was 5762. So it
is evident tnaMouz will lar sur
pass its predecessor. It is a sad
and appalling record, this of great
disasters, following so closely upon
each other's heels. It recalls the
days of the war Wrhen one took up
the morning paper onlj' to read the
list of killed and wounded in the
previous day's battle, and with the
same result then as now, viz: That
th3 great battles so overshadowed
the smaller ones that little atten
tion was paid to the latter So
now, the great cataclysms so far
eclipse the smaller ones, that the
latter, though they would be con
sidered shocking and exceptional
in any ordinary time, are now
hardly an hour's wonder.
90 to 105 deg reeK the minimum
from 45 to 60 legrees. No rain fell
during the - wsek. The wind has
had less velocity than formerly.
Crops YV heat harvest is well
along in the Chlumbia river coun
ties, the reports indicate a better
berry than us'ivl and very well li
ed heads. The fall wheat will aver
age up fairly wHl. In parts of Gil
liam, Morrow, herman and Wasco
counties not over one-half a crop
will be secured. -
Spring wheat fa poor and much
of it will not be cut ; some fields,
that last year averaged 25 to 30
to the acre.vthis year yield from 21
to 27 bushels rr acre; in other
fieHa-thcre ii a f , -.,
1 Oats are fair and vary in condi
tion as does the wheat. Corn ' is
46ming on fairlv well.
East and south' of the Blue
mountains hay harvest is yet -In
progress; wheat and oats are indicat
tingless than average vields.
The warm wether of last week
did no damage; but was rather
beneficial, as it advanced theWvege
tation. Melons and sweet con are
ripening weland will be an aver
The Telegraphers' Strike at an End-
Forty Stockmen Indicted For
Murder, Etc. '"V -
Democratic primaries at Walla
Walla resulted in the election of a
delegation favoring Dr. Blalock for
A large flouring and sawmill at
Davenport, Wash., beloneine to
John A. Johnson, burned Saturday.
The loss iaiiU,UUU. :,.V:r
The forty-two Wyoming stock
men, on - trial , at Uhevenne, nave
been indicted on a . charge of jmutr
der in the first S&rree - ' ' t
The U nion I" Pacific has allowed
the railroad "telegraphers all the
concessions they demanded, and
the strike has been declared off.
Miners in the Cceur d' Alenes re
fuse to work if deprived of tbeir
protection, and troops willren3ain
on guard an indefinite length of
time. S ' -
The artesian well boring a-t Te-
first attacked, whife hecoming con
valescent, has 'jbeen picking frUik
and peddling it from house to house.
It has also been jdiscovered that
Christian scientists have been hold'
ins protracted meetings daily ia
the rooms of patients. . All medi
cal attendance being refused.
A Visalia, Cali dispatch ' of
August 6th says: Evans and Son
tag Collis, train robbers, came to
the Evans house about 12 o'clock
last night and after eating aupper
went- to the ibarn Deputy
Sheriff Oscar Beaver was guarding
two men angina hiarn and .opened
fire, whicK wis leturnerl by. the
robbers. W90-dirt Pea Vcr, V
r dicoVt- i-
r meen,v snots were
Beaver , firirrttietiht, some ' of . his.
srrots woundiug the horseT that
one had to be killed. AVhiie the '
guard twaa attending' v Ceaver;th
robbers escaped about 2 'o'clock -on
loot, went In a; norther tT-vCireciionj-and
three miles from torn tried to
borrow horses from an' aco uaint
anoe Twetftyrr -thirty ? men artj ,
L9w.in, pursuit oh horseback.' The"
jtrfti will be hafigtf tat;n alive;
koa is a success. The wter pbhraJSff u
forth in a volume of 40,010 gallonB1?AV n, "dly- escape a aU
STOVES AND HARDWARE
THE SUPERIOR COOK RAMGE,
New home sewing machines. Brtisseils Grand Rapids Carpet sweepers
saiety Dicycies, uecoran steel windmills, liaker Ferfect barb wire anH
poultry wire, Buckeye & Haves' deep well pumps; also a complete line
in hardware, farming implements Rushford wagons, road carts, hacks
and buggies. , I am here to please my customers. Come and trv ne.
Respectfully, GEO. W. PROEBSTEL
Death Uritigs to Light Jaried Mat
A contest for letters of adminis
tration on the estate of Joel R.
Carter, deceased, in the superior
court at Sacramento, developed a
curious matrimonial career. - Car
ter was a native of England an
married there, two children oei
born to himself and wife. InlH65
he came to America, leavirig his
wife and babies behind. He settled
in Peoria, Illinois, where.he mar
ried again without securing a di
vorce from his first wife. Two
children were born to the second
wife, and then-Carter wearied of
his Illit ois love and eloped with a I
3'oung woman nau.ed KateHepley.
He went to Sacramento county
and engaged in farming, assuming
the name of Joel R. Cramer. He
prospered financially, as he had in
love affairs, and when he died
about a year ago left on estate
worth abou t $60,000. His will dis
closed his matrimonial experiences
-liiSVimir wt ttUJWv for
his property. A long and costly
lawsuit was avoidedby an adjust
ment of property- affairs. The
English wife and children were
content with one-half of the estate,
the Illinois claimants witlr two
thirds and Kate Cramer and her
daughter Olive with one-third of
the remaining half. The Illinois
wife having procured a divorce
after being deserted the English
wile was permitted to name an ad
CROP WEATHER BULLETIN.
For the Week
V. R. GARDNER,
' BOSS K0RSESH0ER.
OE.VEli.U. IMPAIR SHOPS.
Water Siret t, South of Main,
ifcU, . . . OREixON.
! : ,Wesu, or.
(SUCCESSOR TO MARC UM & RIDENOUR) .
f HE POPULAR CORNER GROCERY !
Having purchased the store recently owned by Messrs. Marcum &
Ridenour. I solicit a continuance of the liberal patronage heretofore
accorded by the citizens of Weston. A full stock of
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Kept constantly on hand, an a fall line of everything usually found in a first-
class grocery store, s
The finest of Eastern Hams and Bacon just received.
Weather About normal temper
atuie has prevailed, the extremes
ranging lrom 50 to 80 degrees; the
mornings have been cloudy, lrom
noon it has beeu cloudless and
warm. Jo rain has fallen.
Crops Heading and threshing
is in full operation, a large propor
tion of the winter whent has been
cut, considerable has been threshed
and some hus already been deliver
ed to the warehouses. The berry
is of much better quality than was
expected and in many sections it is
in quahtT equal to the average.
Uats are turning out much better
than was expected ; they will make
lully two-thirds of a crop:
spring wheat has improved con
siderably under the favorable in
fluences of the weather during the
past three weeks, so that more of a
crop will be secured from it than
was anticipated. Reports from
threshed wheat are that it is turning
out from 20 to 35 bushels per acre.
Hops are beginning to come into
blossom, the lice have done some
damage already; but it is not ex
pected that they will be as bad as
Watermelons, cantaloupes and
corn are ripe and being shipped to
market. "Alexander" peaches are
almost over and "Hales' Early" are
now ripening. The peach" crop is
not over two-thirds of an average.
Apple3, prunes, pears and plums
are about one-half a crop.
Weather About normal temper
ature has prevailed, the nights have
been c-.wl, - the days warm. The
maximum temperature ranged from
Pendleton contained a no les3
personage than its probable found
er, Friday, although few people
wero aware of the circumstance.
He is L. C Morrison, a hearty old
gentleman who for the past decade
has been successfully engaged in
the sheep business in Wyoming.
In the spring of 1862 he built a lit
tle box-house on the 'site of Swift's
station, the Pendleton of the far
away past, put in a small stock of
goods and provisions and traded
with the Indians. It was the first
building erected in this locality.
He was followed about two months
later 'by a man named Martin and
Mr. Swift, who also established'a
trading store. They sold liquor to
the mixed bloods, and Morrison, not
caring to engage in the firewater
traffic, packed up his belongings
and left, in February of the same
year, paying forty cents a pound
for the transportation of his
freight to Idaho City. E. O.
A Good Plan.
Says the E. 0: The county court
seems to have determined that the
business of the county shall be son-
ducted on a more prompt and sys
tematic plan hereafter. At the
court's request an order was drawn
by C. H. Carter, Esq., and was pass
ed at the adjourned session Satur
da', compelling bi-monthly re
ports from the school superinten
dent, clerk, she -iff, treasurer, and
ail justices ot tne peace, it is re
quired that tVil and complete
statements shall be made everv
twa months on' blanks furnished
by the county slerk, commencing
at the end of August, 1892, of men
eys received and disbursed
by the respectne officers. The or
der particularizes the duty of each
officer in making such reports,
which ought toprovide for taxpay
ers a better understanding ot. the
financial afiaiip of the county in
future. Heretofore annual reports
only have been presented.
Good Farm for Sale.
I offer for sale a aood farm of 320 acroa
200 acres under cultivation ; will average
40 bushels in prsin to the atre. Eighty
acres in timothy. Seventy acres of gootl
pasture. .iood louse, 6arn and out
houses, bplendid spring and well water.
Will sell at a bargain. Locate i five
miles east of Wetton. For further par
ticulars inquire of JS.iiOTJS6E.
per day. As it will require 150,0001
gallons per day to supply 4he town
and keep the reservoir full, the hole
will be sunk deeper in hopes of se
curing a stronger flow.
Weston & Bean have made p&r
chases of Umatilia county sheep to
the amount of 5000 head, which
be removed to their winter
nge in the Yakima country next
November. Lately they bought
1700 head from J. W. and Harold
Salisbury, and a band of 1300 from
J. H. Shearer, a resident of the
Deschutes, and the owner of a large
flock of sheep, has concluded to do
away with middlemen in handling
his wool, and is having it; shipped
to Portland and placed on board
the American ship Tillie E. Starr
buck, for Boston. , Mr. Shearer has
218,000 pounds of choice wooL"
"Here goes for -a'?uics3e?t.saici
Eva Morton Monday afternoon as
she sat in a carriage with a piriiic
party, f rom Com pton . on theirJ-Way
to Redondo Bcach Cal.' As she
volver and the next moment a 45-
calibre bullet broke its way through
her pretty head and she fell into
the arms of Miss Lucv Howai J.
who sat beside her. Miss Morton
was 20 5'ears old and had iust
graduated from the State Normal
school. The verdict of thecoroner's
jury was accidental death. ' ?
General John Bidwell, of Chico,
was officially notified of his nom
ination for president by the Prohi
bition party at the Metropolitan
Temple, San Francisco, Wednesday
The grand jury of Whitman
county, Wash., at us session just
closed brought in true bills against
16 persons charged with stealing
stock. A spirited war is beine
waged against the rustlers in that
The Oregon Pacific railroad com
pany was incorporated last Satur
day by Wm. Hoag, Wallis Nash,
B. Wilson, Z. Job, and Abraham
Hackelman, with a capital stock of
$18,050,000. The object is to build
and maintain telegraph, telephone
or phonophone lines from Yaqnina
bay to a point on the eastern
boundary of the state, with the
right to extend it to Boise City,
There was one "we-view-with-alarm"
in the Democratic platform,
and its appearance was greeted
with derision. But how does it
happen that the' platform contains
no ''we-point-with prides?" The.
omission of so essential, time-honored
and immemorial a pbrase
cannot but be detrimental to the
Democratic cause among the resi
dents of those back counties where
a platform without it is considered
a freak. St. Joseph News.
xthcrachiree ate guarded
'X ' '-ch frotat. Chicago under'. I
dater August 6th says: One mr$vc -lion
dollars, represented by - forged '
deeds to property belonging to Mrst'.vV
Hetty "R; Green, the richest woman ? -:
in the world, are now floating about
Chicago: -- The forged " deeds are
still in the. hands of tha forgers as - -far
as it is kuown. It -was by. ait. "
attempt to borro jnoney on some ;
of the . propertya-l to dispose of ,
other tracts -t,s,. u ithis city
through" thel forged riperSj.tbat-v
the truth became r'n iTbrough V
the filing of a." bi. V.cl.ncery to "
quiet title to-the v- V-rttV Mrs
Green's intereste baii'Vn i pro-. V.
tected, though, this mov as made '
against trieBdvice of rChfeftf ; Po ; -lice
McCWghry ;and Chief Iappec ';.
tot Ross.' ;.They'fear tcrir-MalaT"
hav;r been warned ' b$f i.h -ill'-a-
: tion. and have been. i ven ft .trr-'-to
escape. - The prtperly is in "
acres,, an d is known to realieslat9
nien as the old Gage' lurnj vihJi ,
forcreries cover a halt ecctirk.s'iao'f -
ct 320 acre?, valued aU JH,01
Charies Herman, the half breed
Indian taken to Portland from The
Dalles for selling liquor to Indians
and confined in the county jail,
pending an examination on a
charge of poisoning whisky, from
which three of them died, commit
ted suicide by hanging himself in
his cell Thursday afternoon. Her-
l l " i . t
ma.li nas oeen in niE wuie a iauiw;ar
figure in the United States court
and deputy marshals have repeat
edly gained honor and fees by
taking him down for bestowing
firewater upon tae siwashes.
A startling condition of affairs
has been disclosed with reference
to the smallpox at Cbula Vista, 10
miles from San Diego, Cal. More
than two weeks ago it was reported
ta- the board of supervisors that
there was one ca,se, that of a young
man who rect-ntlv returned from
Mexico, and the health officers in
sisted that he be isolated ; at once
The : disease, however, was con
tracted by - others ot 4he ' same
family and a neighboring, family.
In .the meantime the young : man
It is Again Torn Out at Freewater by .
Angry Riparian Owners. v
Reports are- that ''MahanaVdam
business" at Freewater is aainas
suming serious ; . and sensational
proportions. It. willbe'rr'effiura-.
bered that the dam, wbveh - was- "
built to. furnish water for Free
water gardens, was torn out some
time ago by Nineveh Ford, an old
settler, and a large force of riparian '
owners below, of whom he was the
leader. Criminal action was
brought and resulted in acquittal.
Ford instituted a counter action
for damages, and succeeded in hav- -ing
the dam declared a nuisance.
It was then removed, but was after-'
ward rebuilt, and Friday, so a Pen
dleton gentleman who visited Milton
informs an East Oregon ia n . repre
sentative, seven of Ford's retainers
again wreaked summary vengeance
on the dam, which has been left a
hopeless wreck. Jusi what the
outcome will be is not', known at
this writing. j
To Protect Travelers.
The state board of railroad com
missioners last week adopted tha -
following: ' j . . ;. .
Whereas, The board has been in-
formed and has personal knowledce
of the lact that the Union Pacific
company carries only one conduct
or and one brakemanon its passen-
A. el . " . r a
ger trains over tne mountain divis
ion between Portland and Hunt'
Irigton ; IhererorebeltT" 7"
ResolvedThat said companf'be
informed that it is the sense of the
board that such service is not 6uf- '
ficent to adequately protect the
traveling public against; accidents .
which might result from such ser
vice, , and that it be required - to 1
put on two brakemen -between
Portland and Hungington on all
The WsrM Earteheel.
The facilities of the present day for
the production of everything that will
conduce to the material welfare and
comfort of mankind are almost unlim
ited and when Svrnp of frigs was first -pr
-duced the world was enriched with
the onlv perfect laxative known, as it ia
the only remedy which is truly pleat
ing ana retresmng to the taste - and
prompt and effertuall to cleanse the
system gently in the spring time, or, in .
fact, at any time and the better' it is
known toe more popular it becomes.
; Borrowed or Stoles - '
One dark brown overcoat, lightweight. '
On the inaide of the Deck or collar is
mafrked "From Brown Bros. & Co., San
Francisco." A liberal reward will be
paid for same by applying at the Lbaosb
office. - :: ; '.:'f- ' j33-tf "
For Sale. One 13 horse power engin
in good repair. Will be sold at ui bar,
gain for cash, or traded for atjrprcfr
ty. For further particulars inuir t4
the Farmers.Babk ofWeeton, ;:r .': ,