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THE DAILY ASTOKIAX. SIXDAY MOKXIXd AUlilST 1. 18U7.
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THE PIONEER tfOMEfl OF OREGON
By Mrs. Oonns-Adsir, 11. D.
(Sketch of Sarah Damron Owens, plon.
tr of im.)
Mrs. Owens wu born In Kentucky
January , ISIS. She was the first daugh
ter of Mow and Jennie Pamron. Her
father wa of pure English blood and
emigrated from England with two broth
era, Lascrous and Richard, and nettled
on the Rig Sandy river. Mr. Damron
M a irreat Indian fighter and waa em-
home to our people and I must obey." went ahead nnd hl.ticd out our route.
Micr uwy reooneei mime they were
divided among their relative. Sarah
went to live with her maternal grand
mother, who waa then W year of age.
After her grandmother- death, Sarah
went to live with an uncTo and aunt,
who were very kind to her and taught
her to spin nnd weave and to do all
kind of work. Her only sorrow ana her
separation from her brothers and sisters.
ployed by the government a scout and
spy during the war with the Shawn.- j The neorwit was jo miles away. When
Mid Delaware. He performed great i"1 would got homesick to see them,
deed of daring and bravery, which were her aunt would take her to visit them,
pecognlled by the government: among j Then she would take her shoos an,! stock
them and worthy of record, waa that of igs and a change of clothing !n a hand
rescuing a woman and Ave children. The j kerchief and shirt early In the- mom
Bhawnor had scalped her husband nnd 'mr. She would walk and run SO miles,
carried off hersWf and six children. Th easily In one day; wadlryr a creek, called
Indians soon tired of the baby nnd tear- Stvlhy. time. I hone often heard
Ing It from Its mother's arms beat It to , mother say that when she started on
death against a tree, they hushed the
mother's screams by rubbing her face
with her husband's scalp. Mr. Damron
volunteered to go In pursuit of these In-
We proceeded on until we reached Chim
ney Keck (J rocks) when- o canixl and
sent out the hunters. They found the
buffalo very wild. There our tlrst serious
accident occurred. While the hunters
were approaching the buffalo through the
tall grass, a gun In the hands of one of
them was tccldently discharged and shot
a Mr. Cloodmnn through the hand, whS'h
crippled him for life. Tly hunters were
successful and coming In with their
game we proceeded on our Journey.
The next owning after camping w,. had
quite a scare, from a band of at least
500 buffalo that were apparently coming
town on us: but fortunately they swerv
ed from their course sufficiently to pass
us. while had they continued straight on
we would have been trampled to death.
The next crossing of the Tlatte" we
found wry deep and swift, detaining u
three days, preparing to cross this turbu-
. these trips she felt ns though she could
j My, and she did run for miles at & time.
Thus passed her young life until she ; lent stream To do this we lacked buffalo
; rvaohed the og of lit. when w n.v u.t ' m.i., ,. i..., ........ e i .........
dian. and with 11 men he followed SO married u Mr. Thomas Owens, then shor- i Ms. In these novel he,,,- was .dacd
miles, coming up with them Just after of Pike county. Kentucky. Mr. Owns i our portable goods, ro,- w.r- ,),.
.. twL" arUn,S " "r-WM th0 of Planter and ' fanned and good swimmers carried
eating theJr supper. There were war- , . hajids.,.. si ....... ...... ...., .....
, . jVMllft ...... ,,...( ',.'ei .11.- CH.-.-. ,, llll'
sianoing oerore man and for siv ta.n i .v,i ...v.... ..... . ...... ... .
i " . .-.-., ...ii. vi Mitn. iii.ii onani ,.i..ik .111.
Mora. The leader was
the fire. When the men saw the war-
ttora, 10 turned and fled. Mr. Pamron i rr. They setUe.1
, Ms county. He knew neither dancer or .them and keep them from upsetting. In
On A. fn.m In th. . i Hi, ,.-,, .... .... .. I . ... 1 ....it; u .
...Li j . . . i - .-- . .in., uiram .t.
. t ' . ' ' "'" , " an.ij-. atxwit seven miles saf. lv l.md.sl. The
v;.J ZI. -. from Itke.on. Here their first child, j taken apart and ferrl... ov, r l the same
tte Imlllns 7 "'' -nive-l on-y a 'way. After which .V w.n d
?he eS T Z ir"Br.Wwt ttP0" f'W A,5 tMr 0.,ghter.'ln and mad, to swim across I, r,,,,,P..
XZui SLi e rnTln". t Z " W e fcr nward
WTd lM- , JTtw mlKra,M MtaW,rt Fr "" ;"ri "- "' "or. Hall we a
.TroTTm'nrn r, ' Mr" bUlIt fl ! "W " ""'Hv me-,, and
uu uul reiurnea to tne , bo.ii In w-hleh h
trail, wv.ll k-. T.i.. . . . ----- - el:ei r...i.e. ,ne ,.,ia,o navtng i-otr
' " "Hit Ul7 llltllfUlO
baskets, small children nnd one or two
eld.rly pivpio, lly u o'clock wc w.ro
nt our destination, and an Ideal place
for an occntn of this kind It
The A.lali- r.l.l. noe Is on a level p,.(e
of ground Ju. t I.K!, ,.,oiigh to ovcrl.Hik
the stndcli of meadow 'n-achhig out tu
wards Young's l.,,y Mx, (. Columbia
,'ler, with Penrborough hill In the back
around. I)y this time the weather Was
simply perrect- warm, but not opprese,
and continued so iluilng the rest of the
day. Colonel and Mrs. Adair made their
gitcets f.el at home, nnd all amused
themselves In various w ay.)ooMi.g
owr the place, with Its abundance of
fruit nnd flowers. Several old famllv
horses were nut Into s.rvli. nt,, I ulil.
two or three of the young oople mount-
'd on h. by taking turn about. ge
all a ohnnee for a b.hsI rid... Th
ulso Nvit-rldlng In the creek for those
w ho desired.
A great deal of nmiwm.nl was nf.
fotvl.sl by a family of a doaett shepherd
put ahsxit two wwks old. Kvrry on
of the young folks was going to bring
one or two of the small d.gs home sure,
and some of the older one seemed to
tako much Interest It, them.
Our hosts, assisted by mww of the
iters, spread tables on the lawn near
the bot.se, and nt no 'n the company
sat down to as line a repast as ever a
hungry lot of plcnl.vx were f.non.! with.
Where' so many good things came from
so suddenly Is a mystery. One lady
complained, however, that they were a
little short on Hutch cheese, 1 don't
want to mention any names, but state
:N fa -t, so that It ne,-d not occur on
any future occasion. My friend. Mr.
Max Young, did good servtc us waiter
at the second tal, -and surprised all
by his activity nnd efficiency In tr-at
line. I n.k-ht mention here that the In.
dies were In a lnrv-e majority on this
occasion, which account for Its King
so quiet and onlerly, with very little eon
versatlon g.Hng on at any one time. One
of the hull was found to have In her
sld.' isvket a "hysterical" novel, which
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS
A Chtij.tc r fimii the Hilor t.f Dutj
Thllt (lot l llst.
Nero wa a dog, quite young, nn.l un
used to the way of the world. In spile
of his youth, however, he was blii and
strong; nnd in spite of his being the bet
llatuivd diw ou ever saw he look, d
Very tierce. Ho did not know that he
loohi-d fierce, for, Nlng gintle, he ualui'
ally supptw.sl that he rtsilly was.
N.rWs home wn in the cl'y, and his
only plavmat,, wa the l.'-year-ol.l son
of bis master, a bright hoy mimed Ned.
One day Ned ns-elml a visit from some
cousin from the country, and, of course,
ho had to show them the clt. They
were all very anxious to take N'ero nlcng
with them, nnd Dually rccilvcd permls
ston to do so.
The U.y wmi.ler.-d alsMil the streei
a while, stopping now and then to I, ok
.1 .-n. thing of nprcinl liit. r.H.t. rin.illy
a brass Imnd came down the avenue,
and they Immediately fell In with the
crowd and follow,-.! the music. I'n for
tunately, they forgot Nero, and he was
I. ft to do -IS he chose,
For i time he followed the . row.,, too
but he s,Hn U-camo atieorls.! In i-lo.-' I
that niM'eal.sl to his curtonlty, nn I for
got to ki-.p his friends in view , .. he
bread an.l meat, which he slmre.l wlm
Neiis nn.l i hey tumi.sl their j.nuney,
Just; as U was heulimfug to grow dark,
the tramp mopped at a fiu-m-houao and
askisl for fmsl. The gmsl won van of Die
housti kindly nskc.1 hint to ihuiu. In, and
s.-t a nliHi lunch upon the table and In
vited him to partake of It,
' Your poor dug must w hungry, loo,"
d e said; so she gavn Nero some finsl,
When lln.y had llulslusl tln.ir meal, the
itamp and Nero icutiinl their li,iv,l
N. io felt sorry to go, when lie saw what
a kind old woman It wu that r,.l .)i,.in,
and he thought how nice It woullt la. If
I.- could stay there always: but he
had not not liecii Imped to tjn l.
de, nie.l It best to go on wilt, ttir ,tnimp
When It hnennte uullo dnrk. the Iraiup
went to n haystack that stood Nick from ! heme mi
n kitten. What win ! the matter with
"He's Just ml big and fall" waited th
llllli. moili-M'. 'I'e Mini thin mu. I liitl
Ilka Mlmi'i's l.uhy, what you can roll
Ju' n cu.v. An.l he gd fattor and
winner eieiy il iy, I'm so ll.sl ' rollln
hliu I done st.vppe.l loin' Mm, Tlu.rI
Jus' look at li I in ' lie stanils iii In th
carriage that way soiiiel lilies, Mini whon
I have to ketch hint I most fall nvrf
If ha was only n Ihlu, Utile baby Ilk
Mima's, wouldn't mind Mllln' hliu
bill I lus' hales a big. fa.1 baby Ilk
,l k Ami ivin big tear began , riia
.liiwn the brown cli.vks. su.l Willi a
del. Hi. Ill tie shake she msilo llolypnly
open Ills round .).' and .ieal uguln
Willi delight, 111.. lei I be lllirso thai
she was going to play Willi hlill.
The poor. III. d. disunited "little
niollicr" shttvr.l the Iniivy lUy down,
mi tlio enrrl.igo khI and rollist slowlji
away, sobbing softly.
'Thi-ic was allonge limn here tu
v.. ii lislav, papa.'' s.il'1 Utile Kllud, who
in.-l h. r father In the hall ns he rame
ii... riKi.i, nn.l togettier they curled up In
: the hay nnd wvro ohmi f:wt asleep
A Utile after midnight Nero wa nwak-
rii.sl by Iho truiiH1. who waa lesiving his
,b.d III the haystack Nr woudere.) at
' bis si.irtlug out In ih middle of the
night, but he. said nothing nnd followed
'la s,v what was nlsuit to hapiwii They
letraov-l their stew until iUry canio to
tlie him., where thoy m, taken snp(h-r
th" evening Is.fore. The trump i-r.pi
tuietly to th Uick of the house, and.
. l iking from Id Inside pueket a small
irv.ii levvr, ho U-gnn to ry at a window,
Irving to force It opn,
I N.r did not like this, and he Is-gnn
to whln.i and .ret.t, tail the tramp
wulHis.nsI savi.g.-ly, "Knii still, yon
! f.s.l." and coiiilnuisl hi work.
'The window ms.ti gave way an.l tho
tr imp r.ils.1 It. and begun to clumls-r In
This excited Nero Very much. What to
I ... .... .,, . ..... . .....
i 1 ........ ...ii nmiiiy, roiiiftn-
mm., near prxsluclng serious eff.vts. but ! -""" ,""n'' ''lmelf alone In a strain tvriMr Uw j,,,,,, hn. .
part or tne city
llavo a bill'"
plain nose "
..Inemlny night "I Mil h
"No, s.p,'i. he had Just s.
A IMIle gill .biny In making a pair of
worsted slipper, said to a oompanlun
iu-.h- h. r: "You are lucky, )uu nru,
Your .i.si has onl one leg "
. l,-tn n V, . T-1 , . .
""" ,us "a no secreted , Ohio to nncinnati
hlm-lf i,dn. . ... I. .. . u' ne soia ( cemivniy wno nn.l income utmost d,.s-
ove- .th. sL hT.i . nM tTaVM 1V Mmr lo Van jtltute of provisions pnvurnsl some. ,,.
over growth. Soon two Indians grouts nuren n. . - .
., , nnv inetr cere .nr. inens sold nis nurralo gun for
M'cond iliuarht-r, Rnhenla. (the writer) ' ..
was born In 15W. Here mv fath.-s- hour I A t.ve ,tnv i..,.,.i... l-.,-. ..,
rame along, striking their flints and light
ing their punks. They stopped close by
the stump, so near that Damron might
v. . , ... ... , " """ ami renceei in wo n;ui anottier ' scare.
nave tou,-ed them with his hand. H MB id tk , . ' J
.v.,..iiiK firing ne wamors or tre iis-iirc
. some land TK
often sAid tbst Ks ihA.hi .... .w- 1 . .
.court, mw have to heart beat ! and bike ? " ' r !' ' 0n"e S"",'"M an'1
They did discover the tracks of the 10 t He lf 7, i . ' " ' ""h
retreaung white men and on they rsh- 1 " J T B ,m"W
ed.whlslUf t their comra.les to follow. , m 17 1 2 t ,? h, ' ' "
As so as thrr s,l s n-, Hobson. would ride, while .next to It. In this corral the stock was
notirinrnmg to; T' T?" ' " - --
charge and wlth his comrade took the "!Twt J the - moles, us.
woman and children to a settlement In 7 ZTJI f "'"l, " " bk
another direction. For this feat of brav- i mJ! ,r' m" "''""'' Appl-g:,....
ry our govnment presentd Mr. n.,,-! i TI, " """ 'f f,K,r w
"" -"j .unuer aiu ntion. e u-n. m on'.er that each pl ito-n
ram- an.i motner llve.1 here only nbnut i might
ron with a splendid riffle, richly mounted
with silver and valued In those days at
COO. Mr. Damron killed the noted Indian
terror "Bur Pont." shooting him in a
pass of the Cumberland mountains.
During these dreadful times of Indian
wars Mr. Damron. In 112. married Miss
Jennln Mullns. To them were born six
children, Moses .Sarah. Louisa, Elizabeth.
William and Solomon. In 1S26 they moved
to Illinois, where they lived two years,
but not being satisfied there. Mr. Damron
started to rrtum to th. !r old home In
Kentucky. They reached Pos. y county.
III., on the Ohio river, where thev ion-
tako turns for one a.lv
-i yenr and a half and move, to 'Tlatte :'ln th,. lead breaking .1 road through th
purchase." Missouri. This move was due j high sage brush. I would have h. en m.
to the continuous affliction of the ngue. !posIh,. to have pr.v.,,-,1 oth.-rwis.- a.
On Pcbniitrr 2. - a son was bom. the !th s.-irc brush was from 2 to f.-. t Mah.
lite Un. W. K. Owens, of Douglass ' Aft.-r vs.-ins- tlmwigh this section we
v ' " 'Pons or imj my r-a.-h,-l Snake river and found f
porents move.1 to Independence. Missouri, w'v.-li we all cross, d siif,-y. , i -s
and thw Joined the emmigration that Kvvrs. Our wagons were hit. h.s t...
year for Oregon.
MT MOTHER'S STORY.
Tho first day .v. rything went
nn.l for sewr.il days th. r.
' n-l ;
ill ! I.
i man w -nt a h .-a
th fir-most t.nm.
! with roj s t,,
Mr. Ky.-r's f.im-
was dlsiwered In time. Another put III
tier spare moments knlttlnr ..ks far
Klondyke gold-eekerw, but for the most
part all attend.sl strictly to the duties
of the hour and the occasion. There
wa a business meeting held on the lawn.
I shall not nt tempt to dlscl.me what
was transacted. Rut
I'pon this point every one ngrml
To have the next picnic at fair Sunny,
The afternoon paswed quickly nn.l
pleasantly away, nn.l about I o'chnk we
made a start for the station, where we
arrived In due time for the train and
were hack to town shortly after 3 o'clock.
every one feeling autistic) with the dav's
Mr. l'axton, the- photographer, took
some views .luring the day, which will
n.ible thoeo not fortunate enough to
c there to get an id.-n of the scene.
Astoria. July 3n, 15:17.
t hem Ih. lr si.pisT. he could remain quiet
n. longer, so springing iisn the trmp.
who wan now half way through the ,.
do, lie fa.-lellcl lis. one of Ids I. gs
mi.) Isg.iii to bit., and iilt with all his
Tie trnnil", sunrls.-. at the un.-xiK-etcl
el In. k. and n-arlv wild with iwiln -for
hi home wa. and be approached 1 N. ro w .is very strong In hi Jaw -y.llr.l
little girl, who ..it u. a d..rte,. pl.y. j ,,.., hcl, akn , f,mnr, wlm
... ..... .. ....ii, ...... ...... ... , ,,, .juickly upon the- sinr lln t.s.k In
Pieas.inu, in- sai.i .,,, .innti,,,, , gllllr., ttl lf,- n,e
-I.lt girl, can you tell n.e wher- I ,. ,, ,mH, ,.,,, yriu)k immm f(im
ve" . ,.ro's irrlo. Ilie farm.- lt.i.1 ,ll.t.....l
m-ly l.i.uut him.
T!ien he wondered wh.tl had l.c-otne
of bis eoniviiilons. and began to seir-h
for th-. in: but pis i. ml of Minding th. m.
ho w in. I. red farther and farther awsy.
Ulull at last be Imhuh,. hipbslv lot '
II then occurred to blin that It would U- i
a g.ssl plan to Inquire of some one where )
An I.'iibIIsIi I--, r withoiii
Mliak. 'h are Oold, n I'i. vs
The Whole Trouble.
' .- . ...
' I :J 'i- 1
MII.KST' "NKS UN T1IK
!ut the little girl wa frlght.-iicl and
begin to scream, and n woman came
running out of tho hous., crying'
"!. iiway. you ugly .1.H!'"
This a.ontshr.t Nero v.-ry much
"What did I do?" ho lu-kd himself
"She must have nil.iii,l.-r...SKt mc I will
try some one else."
II.. soon m. t it cnrlv h.-n l, d little
urchin, dragging a toy wagon He went
Aft. Hie tramp had lvn wuml and
an ortl.TT had Iwrn nt for. Uw farmer
and l.ls wife turn. -I Ih.lr attention lo
N t-o "in.t never did a dog receive so
mil. h totting and praise n lu, got, for,
said they, "II.. Im saved u from lodiig
rol-lMsl and pertuiM munlercl "
Mo I hey ..SennIn..1 to keep Nero, and
.ft.-r the ottbvr hti.t remove! th. tramp,
'.v-n- afpiid to with him
-I 'o to with oni'.-ii'v. a".l vv. r
I in s-if.-'v. Mr. Ey-r w-iuld not
ped to rest. Here Mr. and Mrs. Damron an were lon.ien with provisions ,n" p-Ma:ions .,f th mi.-.ny.
were attacked by what was then known i nni VfTh waji happy until we eame j '" TS'W'1 his rm,. .,
as ' milk riekness" and within six dayl' a crwk rniM ,h Here w- '"'" lr ,,v ' im-If. Th. mul.-s uon f-e-
oth were dead and burled. During their ! ' lxt midnight a fwful 1 '"nm" unmanageable t.nd t.im..l down th-
Illness, the father called their oldest eon 'lni "t0rm h,ew n our tents and the l"lr"'"n lin'1 soon Mr. Ey.-rs .IK,,.;s .ir. d
and daughter. iTow-s anj S-irah. (the sub- J raln fcU upon " ln torrents. The next j,ron' '" ''' h,s ;":'1 ' v.-ryti-.l.u-Ject
of this sketch) 15 and 1.) years old, to mornlnf w found that about haIfh"K"'' The conn .iy bf oicht his fi.mily
his bed side and told them many times, 'our corn mcal va" Then my hu- !hro' ?h-
dlscrlhlng In the minutest detail every han'! !"M 10 th" company."At least half! Comlnf to the f.jw.ler river our inut.ls
turn and cross road on their long Journey our mpal WPt Ml1 and unless it Is con- I he-can ln e-irnest: for owing to car--lea-)0tie.
He marked out their whp. route ! Vcrtwl lnt0 l,r"ad it will be lost and my j an'' w.nst.-ftiln.s by many in the
'afld made tftem promise that, they would ja'lvlcc ls that ? make fires and at lmpany stanatlon Is can to stiir t!,m
continue steadily oil Until they retched t6nc nulkp il a" lnto hr0fl'1 Th"' ni,-! 'n the ,aw' C!""ain N"'"nlth lth
their relaUves ln Kentucky. In those v,re wa unfortunately only followsd by, ,r- r -I" company w r.. a f,-w day In
18'S children without parents were often myfelt an'1 a oth"r women. Tfcous- 'dvance. We found many dead and dls
'"bound out," To provide afain?t this : ,n',, of Pun,ls t m-al were left by the lal'''-"' CI-t,le n,on3 ron-l which w. re
Mr. Damrtm call4 In hi Masonic bretti- Had Mr' - a,," ' ' ' i ",! for ,,y "" Thus
J-en and exacted a pledge from them that '!r'w', an'' nmr pmrtid as it s..v.;d w" IT's-.l-.i to s-ilmon river, where We
Would x to It that his children , havo ln- r' iat emmlgra- J 'um" 'Jrl' "on and dried
should not be "bound out." H tVni"0n tfl have ""ferd from In. k of h.-n.-s from the Indians. In the Snake
made all arranment. for their Journey, wa Principally devoted lv-r "ur.trj- we m.-t th vja h.ount.iin-
After the burial of their parents these!10 tlln out' tor a new ,'-"' ' !-B ' Sml-h ;,nd did considerable
six children started on their sad Jour- '"tart- From hre vt mwwl on without j tra,lln an''' ds ..i..-,w. who
ney, In a light one horse wagon, or",pw'!al oeeurance 011 we reached the I w, r" v-ry fn.-n.lly and r,.pr.-s. nt. d .ult
Carriage. They reached home In on riatle riv"r- I!fre we mped while the,a tnU- 'r here we went on to the
month. Including all stops; never once men found a good ford, which iol!l"" mountains wh.-r., T-r. Whitman I, ft
losing their way or having to retrace " about a mlle ross. Then the wagon , .wording I on., ward to nd ,m
their steps, so well had this wise father - tK ,,s raJwHl ahout ' Ight , 'rovlsion-- ttv : ' until wa, r-ael..
Impressed his accurate knowledge upon "'he', and from 40 tf :" wagons and 'n'1 r th. summit of the nine monn-
anus were Tautened tog.-S.er with long , ' r:ll-'u wr w' r'- ovr-r rel'il' .-d
The r- cov. ry of dig.
sumption of actlvliv !
Is an.l kidn. ys are
mark ...tr i-r.vi'.ss
-.tlon, an I he I,
y th- ll-.-.r, bnv-
m.lest 111. s V l.l.'.l
.'I! the toad t i
They speedllv I cntli" ere. ptlMc
w hen Hostett. r's S'oui o d I'.ltt, r- Is
u-..el by the invalid. Nothing o sur- lv
md exillt!.i.s'y .-oiisum- the .11. t in -,
t. the c.''l, As II.) b.sllly f.iurtin.i ,-,n
sulT.-r Int. nuptlon wltho.it Impairlnr: th
general h.silth of tin- syst.-m s0 ,j,e
syst. m can never neipilre p. r.'.-. t vlror.
health's synonym, until that fun -II. n
ts ft.-tlvely nsum.sl. Take, for In
stance, lltf.stlon, a suiensl'iii nf - hi, h
Is Invariably r-c-t l:U-l h- itu- !tt rs. If
the organs upon which It devolve grow
weak, tll!'uns, cmstlptitl-in, ,, m.
ache, poverty of the Wood, nnd hun
drl other symptoms uperv-nc, w-hl h
Indicate unmistakably the ham f ul ii
fluence of dyspspsla. The disappearance
of all thwe symptoms, throne', tho use
of th,. Hitters, show with whn: thor
oughness It removes their cause.
The little lov Hought he sald'-bow,
WOW. Wow!" 1UI.1 he dr..pid his cart
and rut 'TVltlg down the Street.
"Well, this Is siring.-'" thought V. r"
up to mm nn.l wagging nis mil asK.-cr . ,, th ,..,,,, ,,,, ,,,,,.,, 0wJ
"Can you tell m- little I-y wh. r.. my ,H(. U1 , ,,, ,,,, ,,M1, ,,,,',
lioni" IS?" t'.lt of I'Ol.rs., he waa .,,,..1.1.. ...
i "I will call him by the nam.- usually
giv.tt to .log," sold tbr. farmer, "nn.l
jlf I lKStk II:.. rlgtit ..no be will answer
It." .. h,. Isgmi to.-iill over nil the name
b. .-..uld rineitilr. iuid N. ro pnld care
"I'iwiM-r. I' o. rid.., Itovrr." calle.
Hi., farm. r. b.U m, rm:Ntis. fn. 111 V.-n,
, vv .it. i,. S-.rt. Tray. Ja. k," 1... c.ntln-
.tied, and a do, n oilier tiaine bn trlod
I am grici to
lllllr Viai' do matter. Jttnmlef
Ain't ile cigar K'""l einniglj fT you?
Jlmtiilo V. s. I iiiiiM II won, but I
didn't kti.'W rtii.tigl: lo l.-t g sl enough
alone. I'l' tu Hate.
A rl Xml,
th. v ar
will . rv
!.. nn I
too vouug to uud. ntan.1 me )
..on.- old. r js rs..n." so he tn.iii'd
. 'r! until ho met a young
the minds of his young son and daughter, I
but sad to say this trip was the means
of rendering this 12-year-old lad a cripple
for life. While ascending stet-p hills he
often had to put his foot under the.
wagon whel to keep It from sliding and
thereby bruised hi foot and ankle, which
chains. Horses were attached to the first ( f'5' receiving supplies of wh. at, corn
wagon and oxen ln the rear. The m(-nr" 'w from "r Whl-man. Th. n
panning of wheat
went a head horseinck. with rop-v tld
to the front team. T,pon reaching fhe
other shorn the men would pull In the
ropes, in tills way keeping the front tam
brought on a disease of the Joint, making on the rlTlt course, while each man sat
him a cripple and finally causing Ms ( !n nis wagon and directed his own team,
death. The children were overwhelmed ln M way we all crossed In safety,
with kindness throughout their trip. One ! ThlIfi Journeyed until we came to
night they stopped at the house of an SwM--t Water, In the buffalo .r,-;.,trv.
old bachelor, who upon reading their , where Mr. Owens wa mae captain 'tt
letter from the Masons made up his mind . 'h'' hunters. I ihn toe.k charge of the
to adopt the children. He kept them for ox'n !1"d drove them throughout : iie
nearly a week. He seemeel to have been '"iffalo section. While the hunt, rs w -r
a good but very eccentric sort of a per- j killing game other mm with pack horses
son, for he had provided himself with a w''r ni ,jt to trlng In the meat. As
coffin ln which he kv.pt hisTug of whisky. I soon aii " reached us the women set to
The sight of the coffin thoroughly fright- , work cutting It In thin sllcr-is and string
ened them, esp-ciaJly Sarah who ran "n ropes, which w-re fastened to the
down italrs screLmlnir. Tli- old mnn ns tototnii of the wagon beds. within
very kind to the children and loa l.-d 'hrw- d:iys this meat would be Well cured
them with good thine- to eat. One day .and r-ady to pack away In saiks.
he went to town leaving them with an I This was a Jolly triln, we find mttslo,
old negro and his wife, telling the child- sinjring and dancing neirly every night,
ren he would not Is? gone long, As soon 'in the evening while the men were at
as he was out of sight the children hitch-' t n. ling to the cattle and horse th"?
ed up their horse and slipped away: the
old colored people pretending not to !:uT;,!o Vhiie." It (heir aprons, making j which fact waa discouraging, particularly
notice them. Tbxy travelled with alt j fires and preparing suppor, which was i there wds to be a pdonlc that d-.v
haste for fear the old man would follow J eaten and relished with appe.tites that Nfw, a picnic Is a great Institution, and
twain, joniy outdoors life can give, rhiring all 'with weather and everything favorable
this time we never saw an Indian to 1 'here In nothlngbeats It for goesl, whole
annoy or molest us and not until we I some enjoyment. Ifut the ladles of the
reached Independenoe Rock, where Dr. j w- C. T. U. of Astoria had arranged to
Whitman met us and when we got our jhave. their annual picnic on the 2Sth, and
first, sear-. Our hunters here avv n they never back down when they under.
TUB .Y. C. T. U. PICNIC.
Tho morning of Thursday, July jftth
wives and daughters would be earning broke cloudy, chilly and threatening
nd corn nnd th
ii' tf .e.fr.-.- ml'ls m.-ide sw-.et
for our .-.ir-, bringing i-nci.nrai,"--ind
happini-s.s to us ail. In th.-
midst of this pleasure and f. -stating, I was
call'sl 'o the lsl si.!,, of Mrs. f lit tr.-r.
And wjn was ush.-r--.l lno the world a
girl baby, the find child u,rn to ,n,.
emlgntion of I'll
(The writ -r Is .lly;H-,u.-d to add
that eight years ago she rn-t a tall hand
s' mi- lady of .-'I'j. a'i'.ri : w h . said I).,e.r,r
you any relative of Mrs. Thornns
ns of tin- .-rnlgraiioii of );::? '-y.. j
nn.l !.!':.. l: r. th.- .,!.. now
said I would rather mi- h.-r.
your mother, 'han any woman .n e.-irfh
for sh- attended my m.dh.-r at my hlnh
on the lipie mountain.. Her name is un
Confirm. .1 n xt Sunday.)
"Hut," sal.l the argumentative friend,
"there is some re.-ison for s-f.pe'H eoni
plalnlng at the IncreifV- of price for
"Not n.-cosMirlly," r)de.l R, nator Sor
ghum blandly. "Sugar Is unhealthy as i
diet, unywny. Where they made their
mistake wits in not lotting sugar al.me
ar.l saving; no iliclr money to buy1
Who does not know women nnd yourg
ulrl.s who lire continually In tears? Who
alwavs s.e the dark side? Who have
fnquont fits of melancholy without tiny
np.nr-nt cause-? Thf Inblligi-nt phy
sii-:.-jn will know that It Is some der.ingo-
mnt of the er.nipllraled and feminine
organs. The young girl suffers, bodily
and mentally, In fib no-. There Is tin
dm. w'-iiknc, unexpected pain, unrea
sonable tear and li's of temp. r. Dr.
I'brce's Favorite Prescription exerts a
wonderful power over woman's delicate
organism. It ls an Invigorating tonic
and Is specific for th" pes-hilar weak-
ie- sen, Irregularities nnd painful dc
rarigenv ills of woman. ( lan-lcss, i tisy
going doetors frequently treat their
women patients for Wlllousness, m r
vousness, dyHpex.Hla, liver or klilrn y
troubles, when the real slekness Is In
the organs distinctly feminine, and no
help can corni till they are made per
f.etly strong by tho use of Iir. I'lercc's
Favorite Prescription. Send 21 cents In
one-cent stamps to World's Dispensary
Medical Association, litiffalo, New York,
and receive Ir, Pierce's Common Sense
M.-dlcal Adviser, Illustrated.
them, but they never saw him
Sarah and Eliza had the ague and shook
fevery other day. After several days
travel they they came to the Widow
Hopkln's, a wealthy wemnn who was
known for and wide. She klDdly took
mem in ana cured tne gins ague, j hand of Indians and notified the train. 1 take to do a thing. Accordingly, they
Widow Hopkins had a larg-e plantation j This brought the only non Fecial member , and their friends, to the number of' about
and a hundred slaves. Her two widowed (of our company into close relationship, 'fifty, took the train for Bunnymead at
daughters lived with her. The hearts of .This Englishman, by name Eyers. was a l0 o'clock a m., and In about twenty
WHY THEY DON'T.
these wealthy and good women were very non social and disagreeable mat
warmed toward these orphaned children, j he usually camped a quarter of a mile
and they begged them to stay with them, away from the company; but the Indian
offering to rals and educate them, scare brought him into line. After this
But Moses, that honeot and faithful boy guards were stationed every night
said, "No. I promised my father on his I Dr. Whitman traveled with us until the
death bed that I would take the children j Blue mountains were reached and then
minutes were at Eunnymead station. The
weather had begun to improve, by this
time, and everybody being in good pic
nic humor, we started on the walk of
about half a mile to the residence of
Colonel and Mrs. Dr. Adair In the best
of spirits. There was a wagon for the
Kansas Populist Orator I tell you, my
friends, the sturdy farmers of Kansas
aro standing face to face with hunger
Voice Why don't they make a kick?
Kansas Populist Orator Well i;r they
ar.- so busy harvewtlng tli-lr enormous
wlieat crop that they haven't time Just
"They are dandles" said Thos. Bow
rs, of the Crocket, Texas, Enterprise,
while writing about DeWltt'stittle Ear
ly Hitters, the famous little pills for sick
headache and disorders of the stomach
and liver. Charles Rogers.
ladv with a b.t.-k.-t on h.-r nn
lb- t c in to wag Ills tall again which
tie ins In .!..; language.
"i" and st-s t.ing tu from
poht. lv -..id:
' V.cii g I.i.l v. will v.ci kln.tlv t. ll
ivliet u.y ;n.i"t- r lives'' l am h st "
Put sh. .Tied out:
'h. d"ir' Oh. dear' What shall 1 do"
and luni'd and ran ii'Tfss the street
and Into a store on the corner.
W.ll, now, t''! I v.ry r..m rk ible,"
thought N.ro. 'I would really like to
kn w what l the matter with nil the
l.t..-. I'.Thi.t it ls my vol.-e that
frtght. ns th. m I will uppr.su h th
tho next one quietly, and If that
make a difference."
He ron tinned on Ids way down the
street, nnd soon overt.s.k a lady who was
going In the same direction that he was
He eame up very qnl-tlr. so as not to
frighten her, and stuck bis now iigulnst
her bund, to attract her attention.
My. how she did wr.fl.ni! Then she
"fib. yon ugly, horrid Wast, you'" nnd
hurried up the step of the near--! house
and vlob-nlly rung the N il.
N.ro .lr.ipl-l hi head and trotted on
down the street; In l.pnlr. He made up
his mind that It wa useless to nsk
questions of such people, nnd .1- I' nnlti.d
to k.s-p nn going until he found hi old
fn.-ft. r or a n'-w one.
r:y and by he left the . lly. Slid came
to the o-n country, ll.re he saw big
farms, with h.-r.. nn.l then- a f.-.rm-!'0us
and a tsirn standing by the road
side. Af'.-r a while he' noticed, ahead of him,
a rugged, dl ar.tpntnble-looklng man, who
was turning Into the path thnt !! up to
a house that stood a little back from the
"I will watch him," snld Nero, "nnd
see what he Is about to. do;" se lie waited
by tho gate nnd saw the man mp on th..
A woman answerisl the kn.sk, and
wh n stie saw the tnnn she crb d.
"Co away from here we don't vutit
any tramp nlwnit!"
Then nhe slammed the door In l.ls
face, and the mnn enme shuttling out to
the road again.
Ni ro followed nt a r.fpcctf u distance,
nnd saw the man turn In nt the gate of
tho next house. This time a mnn enme
to the door, nnd he talked very loud
nnd harsh to the tramp, nnd thrnntened
to thrash him If lie did not leave, so the
tramp walked away.
This Is, Indeed, a strnnge country,"
thought Nero. "Th- mnn fares no letter
than I did. The people must lie very
hard-hearted," nnd he felt sorry for the
man, and wished to make his ncfinalnt-
They soon carno to a spring by the side
but still im r n . 'tin from Nero
"W.-ll." suld ttu, farmer. "I id ml I hava
to give up and gtve him a new nama.
What shall We call hliu?
' ls-i u .nil him Hero, f.sr bo hi
sucly act.st the part of one," all ro-
"All right then, lloro It Is, " snld tho
farmer, and th. n Nor.1 tsvnn to frolic,
I t lie thought that hi right name, had
"I verily Is llrve we have hit upon hi
real name." said Iho farmer; "csi how
h" act. Ilore, ll.ro," herald, and again
N.-ro answered to tho nam.
"Ye. It I tin. right name," mild tha
wife; "how strange that It should Is. sol"
And I am sure you will ugr. with
them that, though tho niimn wu wrong,
It w,u r.silly right,
nil, you don't know the fun on grnnd-
Kor grandpa says "l-t '.-m. It nln't no
An 'cousin Hob starts us, an' crl.-s "Here
An' mamma she only Just says S'ueh
We've a OriimM' Island an' rol.i. r's cai.-,
A ri ' Tower of London, an' don't yon
VI en one ..f u wants to let nn be bravo
He criiwht nnd.r the sawmill, scared
.ih. you don't know half the fun nut
For grandpa ho never tells 'Take care "
An' f'ousln Hob laughs nn' says lo "Cn
rouso!" An' mamma, you sc., I. off In Iho house
W. llnli In the br.siks nn' play In th
An' try to enfeh ladpol.-s out of l.h
W hide 111 the bushes like IllgUII blinds
An' light with the hornets tin' g.-l their
Oh, there's no -nd of fun on grandpa's
I-'or grandiMi, ho any, "Now c,t on a
f'ousln Itoh grins nn' snys, "There
mamma she only Just snys "Such
ll, Rwet In Orange Judd Eni-mnr.
I'lndSlilpw cl... Otii I'm htitt-.TT.
! then, ntivti 1 ic1
H.md Shi; r. . ke 1 ihi.v Nctl-lpg
bnt afnw tnere foMs. N'.-w Yi"k Worl.L
AjMrtb g..r.gs tMttss
THAIIIM. t p l; A V!l Uil .VI rt.At,.
New York JotirniU.
A yue.llnn of Itu. Hour.
A brown-faced, chubby "little mother"
of ton was slowly whenllng an unusually
fat, big baby along a shady Brooklyn
street. The baby erowisl and squcnlml
of the rotid, whero the ragged mnn stop- and loked supremely hui.y; tho "little
pel to drink nnd rest himself: then Nero mother" had a straight, deep lino of
ventured to approach him. The tramp, : discontent l-t.w.-n hT lirows, and aha
nt first, soenifd Incllnrd to be afraid, I did not r.K.nd lo any nf Holypoly's
but Nero wagged his tall nnd looked a J playful advances
pleasant ft pol''l, and then the tramp "What Is tho matter?" I Oek.sl of the
patted him on tho hen1 nnd enlled him soowllng little nurse; "are you sick?'
good dog," and they soon became
Wluit nrn tiiesi. .tan. I up, turn down,
orjilitTN ctiiniiig to? .Ituly.
A faniilU)' Term lllnatmtod.
friends. Tne tramp opened a small bun
dle that he carried, and took out some
"Ntfm; alnt nothln' the matter with
me It tho baby."
"Why, he looks as round and fat
"JIK HAD A IIAXGIXKJ IJCHIS.."
Now Vorlt Kamlay World.