Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, November 27, 1903, Image 1

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It seems to me now that for a
long time before we started to Ore
gon the journey was talked of. Of
course, I did not know anything
about Oregon. Oregon, in my
mind, was a country a long ways
off, and I understood that to get
there we would have to trave
through a country swarming with
wild Indians, who would try to
kill us with tomahawks and scalp
us. Some girl cousins, older than
myself, would take a coffee cup and
turn the mouth down, and after it
had set a short time would look in
to it for pictures of future scenes
This was often done, and we thought
we could see covered wagons, and
the Indians scalping women and
The day we started on our journey
to Oregon I do not remember, but
before we reached the Caw river
can call to mind Harmony Mission
and Grand River as being the
names of a place and a river on or
near our route. But I do not re
member seeing any mission or
river. We came up on the South
side of the Caw river and camped
below and near an Indian town of
the Caw tribe. There were huts
and cabins ranging along the river
on either side of a street. It was
said that these Indians grew corn
beans and pumpkins. I admired
several of the Indian men 1 saw
here. They were more than six
feet tall, straight, and moved with
a proud step; wore blankets drawn
around the shoulders, and leggins
The hair was shorn close to the
ecalp, save something like a rooster's
comb on. top of the head, colored
red. I remember standing and
gazing into the face of one of these
tall Indians, and think I was not
afraid of him. ' I had' lived near
the 0sage river, and I saw that the
Caw' river looked to be hardly half
as wide. The current was. slow,
and the water was very deep. The
men in some way made the wagon
boxes water-tight and used them
for boats in crossing the river, the
ncjiana ajsistjpg 'in sjyimmjng e
cattle and horses across. I noticed
that the Indians did not swim like
white men, but with an over-hand
ed stroke dog-fashion, they said
These Indians were friendly and
accommodating. They told us we
woult soon reach the Cheyenne
flno Pawnee country, where there
wpre bad. Indians.
One afternoon, when the sun
seemed to be about three hours
high, and we were traveling along
at an ox-team gait over a level
prairie, John East, a good, simple
man, also from Missouri, who was
walking aqd driving his team, was
told that we were then crossing the
Missouri line, whereupon he turned
about facing the East pulled off
his slouch hat and waving it above
his head cried "Farewell to
I think it was the second day
after we had crossed the Caw river
that we met a war party of Caws,
marching afoot, about one hundred
of them, painted and feathered and
armed with bows, spears, war
clubs, tomahawks and knives. Some
were wounded and limping, some
with blood on their faces, arms in
slings, and bandages around their
their heads. They seemed to be
tired and in a hurry. They told
us they had been out on a buffalo
hunt and had been attacked by a
war party of Pawnees and had a
fight with them; but that they had
defeated their enemies, and killed
many of them. That evening, or
the next, we reached the battle
ground and went into camp. Several
dead Indians were found, and I
beard men say they were Caws. If
they were, the Caws were defeated,
else they would not have left their
There was a Mexican in the train
who cut off an Indian's hand at the
wrist and hung it on a stake in the
encampment about three feet above
the ground. I saw it hanging there j
oirs of JESSE
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neer of 1843
myself and was afraid of it, for I
saw it was a man's hand. An in
dignation meeting was the result
of this ghastly exhibition, and the
Mexican was compelled to leave
the company.
On this long journey there were
many days of marching and camp
ing. I have no recollection of
them. Often, I remember, in the
afternoon we were traveling toward
the setting sun, and that is all I
can recall of the days or days. I
cannot remember places in the
order in which we came to them,
but the next that comes to my
mind is Ash Hollow, which ap
peared to be only a depression in
the usually level plain where were
scattered ash trees. It appears to
me now that after we crossed Ash
Hollow a prairie stretched away to
the West, and as we traveled along
making a wagon road through the
high grass, (it was now early
Summer,) we crosspd the Big and
Little Blue rivers. The Little Blue
was small, and the Big Blue not a
large stream. I had heard of the
Blue rivers many days before we
reached them, and expected to find
the water really blue, and my
recollection is that the water was
of a bluish color. Which we crossed
first, the Big or the Little Blue,
do not remember.
The next obiect that seems to
have claimed my boyish attention
and a place on the tablet of memory
is Independence Rock. It was just
beyond a small stream which seemed
to wind around its . base. We
passed quite near it, and though
can now see the picture of it on the
page of memory I cannot describe
it in a way satisfactory to myself.
It seemed to be oval on top, and in
the highest par$ quite smooth and
slick. It was of a light grey color,
as high as a house in the middle,
taperipg down both ways, and as
large a,s a qity block.
A man by the name of Lovejoy
came to us somewhere in, this part
of the country, and. told us what I
thought was a very funny story.
He was. Raveling with a party of
trappers, he said, and they had
camped in the neighborhood of In
dependence Rock. Mr. Lovejoy
went to explore and examine it,
and while there he was marking
his name on the rock, and just as
lie was writing "joy" a party of
skulking Indiaqs captured bim.
They took him tQ the camp of his
party and sold him to his friends
for ammunition and tobacco. Mr,
Lovejoy was a verv clever and
good-looking young man. He joined
our party and came through to
It seems that the next object
that made a lasting impression on
my memory, as we traveled West
ward, was Fort Laramie, of the
American Fur Company. I re
member seeing the Fort as we
approached it. It looked white,
and that is about all I remember
about it. We were now traveling
through the country of the Platte
rivers, a country of level plains and
very little timber. We 6a w many
herds of buffalo, some grazing
quietly on the prairies, and others
marching and bellowing, and the
great herds making a roaring noise
as they tramped along a half mile
or a mile away.
At times we traveled along the
off nanka of tbe river, and the
water often seemed spread over a
wide surface and shallow. The
pasturage was fresh and abundant,
and I do not remember that we en
dured great hardships as we
ourneyed through this part of the
country. Buffalo and small game
were plentiful, and the men had
great sport hunting. We had an
abundance of buffalo meat and
venison. Sometimes buffalo were
found among our cattle of morn-
ngs, quietly grazing with them.
I remember crossing the two
latle rivers. One crossing, where
we forded the river, was very wide
and quite rapid; the water was so
deep in places that it ran into the
wagon boxes. A single team and
wagon would have been swept
away, so they formed the entire
train in a single file, having the
teams and wagons attached to
chain extending through the entire
length of the train. This crossing
thoroughly tried the courage and
endurance of the men, for they
waded alongside their oxen, at
times clinging to the ox yokes and
swimming. At some places the
teams seemed to swim and the
wagons to float, the latter being
held up in line by the chain to
which they were attached.
It seems to me now that the next
point of note on our route was
Fort Bridger, but I do not call to
mind the appearance of the build
ings or anything happening there
about, unless it was the great
number of Sioux Indians I saw
either at this fort or Fort Laramie
I saw several very pretty squaws,
with cheeks painted red, wearing
beaded moccasins and beautiful
red leggings fringed along the outer
seams. Some of them had papooses
almost white and very pretty,
Some were wives of white men at
the Fort, and some belonged to the
great war party mustering there to
fight the Blackfeet. As I remember
this army of Sioux warriors, all
were mounted on nice horses
bucks and squaws painted about
the face and armed with bows and
arrows encased in quivers slung at
the back.- Some had spears, some
6ome war-clubs, but no guns, or, if
any, very few
This war party, as I see the
picture now, looking back 57 years,
marching or halting in close array,
covered several acres of prairie. It
was a gay and savage looking host,
and sometimes when a squadron of
those mounted warriors would
break away from the main body
and come toward us, shouting their
war whoops and urging tbeirponies
to full speed, I thought it a grand
display indeed, but fancied I could
feel my hair rising on toy head,.
Some of the Amozans of th,is war
party visited our encampment.
They were dressed and painted and
armed like the men. Some of them
were very fine of figure; had pretty
faces, and eyes as soft and bright
as those of the antelope of the wild
plains. They were all young
women, qncl, a3 I thought, made
love to our young men with their
eyes, like city damsels; but in tbe
excitement of battle it is probable
that they became very furies, and
those lovely eyes flashed fire. Their
small, shapely hands and small feet,
clad in beaded moccasins, were ad
mired, even by o,ur women, and
soine of our men, bold as they were,
were almost captured already by
those lovely warriors.
( Continued Next Week )
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Doctor's Care.
Nervous Cramps in
Hands and Feet.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Wa$
My Salvation,
Sleeplessness is at once a symptom and a
disease. Just as soon as the nerve become
deranged the patient suffers from sleepless
ness. Deprived of their natural rest the
nerves soon lose all force and vitality and
while sleeplessness is a symptom in such
cases it frequently becomes chronic and
remains the chief effect of disordered nerves.
Dr. Miles' Nervine quiets the nerves and
strengthens them; soothes the tired brain
and permits sleep; restores lost energy and
vitality and brings sleep, health and strength.'
"Previous to our coming to the territory
three years ago, we lived in Virginia, and it
was there that I got acquainted with the
wonderful powers of Dr. Miles' Nervine. I
had been under the doctor's care and taking
his medicine for over two years, but the nerv
ous trouble that was gnawing my life away
grew steadily worse. I had nervous cramps
in my hands and legs, which would draw up
and pain me so that I could not sleep at
night. Often I never closed my eyes for
days and nights together. The doctor finally
told n.e he couid do nothing more for me and
that I was on the verge of insanity. He told
me I might try your Nervine as a last resort
and it proved to be my salvation. When I
bad used four bottles of the remedy together
with the Nerve and Liver Pills I had re
gained my former good health." Mrs.
Ma rtha 1. Sheffer, Omer, Oklahoma.
All drnggists sell and guarantee first bct
C e Dr. Miles' Remedies. Send Ut free book
on Nervous and Heart Diseases. Address
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Littl s-ui
Tha famous LtUa pUI.
Special Election Ordered In Two
Senatorial Districts, Wednesday,
December 16.
The text of Governor Chamber
Iain's call for a special session of
the Legislature follows:
"I, George E. Chamberlain, by
virtue of the authority in me vested
as governor of the slate of Oregon
do hereby direct the convening of
the two houses of,;the legislative
assembly of the state of Oregon in
special session at the state capitol
in SalemJ on Monday, the 21st day
of December, 1903, '.at 10 o'clock
a. m. of said day, fur the purpose
of meeting the objections made by
the supreme court to, and curing
defects in, an act entitled 'An act
to provide a more efficient method
for the assessment and collection of
taxes, and to amend sections 3057,
3060, 3082, 3084, 3085, 3090, 309&
3106, 3107, 3112, 3116 and 3120 of
Bellinger and Cotton's annotated
codes and statutes of Oregon, passed
by the legislative assembly of the
state of Oregon at its twenty-second
regular session in 1903.
"All who shall at the time here
inbefore named be entitled to act
as members of said legislative
assembly are hereby required to
take notice.
"Given under my hand and the
great seal of the state of Oregon at
the capitol in Salem, this 21st day
of November A. D. 1903."
The governor also issued a writ
of special election for the Ninth
and Nineteenth senatorial districts
to elect successors to Senators Ful
ton and Williamson. The speeia
election will be held in Clatsop
county, the Nineteenth district, and
Klamath, Lake, Crook and Grant
counties, of the Ninth district
Wednesday, December 16, 1903, to
fill the unexpired terms. No specia
election is called for Benton county
to succeed Daly.' ; -
Governor Chamberlain, at 10
o'clock Saturday morning issued a
call to the members of the Legisla
tive Assembly of the State of Ore
gon, directing them to appear at
the State Capital at 10 o'clock on
the morning of Monday, December
21, 1903, and to convene in ex
traordinary session for the purpose
of enacting euoh legislation as to
provide for the levy of a tax upon
the assessment roll of 1903.
This action was taken by the
Governor in view of a recent de
cision of the supreme court of this
state, which held that the Phelps
act, a law enacted by the Legislative
Assembly of 1903 and providing
the manner of the assessment, levy
and collection of taxes, repealed the
old law and left the county courts
of the several counties and the
state board without authority to
levy a tax upon the assessment roll
of 1903.
This would have the effect of de
priving the state and the counties,
towns and school districts of the
state from their annual revenue
from taxation, providing no funds
with which to carry on their busi
ness for a whole year and making
it necessary for them to issue
warrants, in payment of all in
debtedness during that period. The
interest upon these warrants, from
the date of issue until funds were
provided for their redemption,
would amount up into thousands
of dollars and would seriously
cripple the business , of many
counties, towns and school districts.
The Governor arrived at this
conclusion only after three weeks
serious consideration, during which
period he made a thorough investi
gation of the condition of the state
funds, which would be directly
effected by the non-levy of a tax
for 1903. He also addressed circular
letters to the members of the
Legislature, inquiring into the
financial condition of their respec
tive counties, towns and districts,
and requesting of them the assur
ance that they would confine the
business of the session to the en
actment of such legislation only as
would be required to remedy the
defect in the tax law, and having
sold on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising; of tha food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. On
lutia tablet gives immediate relief. S
cts. and 60 eta. Belt ft Cbenina-ton
Dallas. Or ion.
gained the assurance of the major
ity of the members that they were
in favor of and would exernVf tht-i
iuflueuce toward making it th
shortest session possible, and being
satisfied in his own mind that th
emergency 'really existed, be be
lieved it to be to the best interests
of the state in general to convene
the Legislature in special session to
remedy the mistake.
All of the members of the Legis
lature who answered the letter
agreed with the Governor that the
business of the Bession should be
confined to remedial legislation
only, and such other matters which
may come up for consideration of
vital importance to the state, and
the majority, of them were of the
opinion that from two to four days
would be sufficient to transact al
ol the business necessary, after
which they should adjourn. In
view of this fact, the Governor has
called the members to meet on Do
cember 21, in the hope that they
will conclude their deliberations
and adjourn in time to depart for
their several homes before Christ
mas Salem Statesman.
Dan Brown, of Salem, and Em
mett Wilson, of Alsea, have joined
the student body at Dallas College,
Both have taken rooms m the
Clifton N. ("Pat") McArtbur, o
near Dallas, one of the best known
football enthusiasts in the state,
was in Albany Thursday on his
way to Eugene to witness the
University of Oregon-Oregon Agri
cultural College game. Albany
On November 23, 1903, there
were advertised letters in the Dallas
postoffice for Mrs. Elizabeth Hein
rich, Mrs. Delia Laws, Nona II.
Smith, Dr. A. A. Jones, Elijah A
Brown, h- H. Colwill, Roy Dale,
Arthur Dodge, 0. Davis, J. B
Ford, M. T. Lawrence, Gustave
Reiche, John J. Roth and E. E
Traves, C. G. Coad, Postmaster.
Good progress is being made in
laying the G inch and 8 inch mains
of the Dallas water system.
Although the ground is very wet
and the water rises to the surface
as fast as the ditches are opened,
the'pipe-laying gang goes steadily
on with its work and now has a
large amount of pipe under cover
in the West end of town. Mr
Gates has secured teams and will
begin hauling pipe and distributing
the same along the route of the
conduit this week.
When you can't cat break
fast, take Scott's Emulsion.
When you can't eat bread
and butter, take Scott's
Emulsion. When you have
been living on a milk diet and
want something a little more
nourishing, take Scott s
To get fat you must eat
fat Scott's Emulsion is a
great fattener, a great
strength giver.
Those who have lost flesh
want to increase all body
issues, not only fat Scott s
Emulsion increases them all,
bone, flesh, blood and
For invalids, for con
valescents, for consumptives,
for weak children, for all
who need flesh, Scott's
Emulsion is a rich and com-
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Scott's Emulsion for bone,
Sesh, blood and nerve.
We will send you
a free sample.
B sure that this picture
in the form of Label is on
tht wrapper ol every bottle
f Emulsion yon buy.
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Senator Fulton Given Better Com
mittee Assignments Than Any
Other First-Term Man.
A dispatch from Washington to
Tuesday's Oregonian says: "With
out exception Senator Fulton has
been given better committee assign
ments than any Senator who is
now entering upon his first term,
and it is a matter of some comment
that he, as a new man, is far better
placed on committees than a num
ber of Representatives who are now
beginning their second term in
Congress. From the standpoint of
a Western Senator, Mr. Fulton has
secured everything that could be
desired, and would be well placed
were this his second and not his
first Congress. To begin with, he
is made chairman on Canadian re
lations, and is a member of public
lands, irrigation, fisheries, claims
and revision of the laws committees.
The importance of the committees
on public lands and irrigation need
not be explained. On claims, a
very active committen, the Senator
can place many of his colleagues
under obligations, and on fisheries
he can look after Columbia River
interests to a marked degree. His
chairmanship gave him a committee-room
in the terrace, and
carries with it the appointment of
a committee clerk. His room ad
joins that of Senator Mitchell.
Senator Mitchell retains his chair
manship of coast defenses, and his
membership on the committees of
postofficeB and post roads, inter-
oceanic canals, racihc islands and
Porto Rico, and in addition is made
a member of the judiciary com
mittee and committee on relations
with Cuba.
Senator Foster and Senator
Ankeny are placed as stated in
these dispatches two days ago, save
that Ankeny goes on coast defenses
instead of on fisheries, and is made
a member or railroads. roster
goes on commerce and is chairman
of the committee on geological sur
vey, while Ankeny is chairman of
the committee on coast and insular
Senator Heyburn, like most new
Senators, is given a long list of
committee assignments, but none
that are of particular importance.
He is made chairman of the com
mittee on manufactures, and has
membership on the committees of
coast defense, geological survey,
mines and mining, public health
and National quarantine, revision
of the laws and investigation of
trespassing upon Indian lands.
The program for the Epworth
League bazaar will, be published
next week.
Fortmiller & LaSelle Brothers,
of Albany, have received an order
for a carload of dried prunes from
London. A carload contains 30,000
pounds so the shipment will not be
a small one. From the nature of
this order they are anticipating
further orders from London.
Albany Herald.
The Normal and Training schools
at Monmouth are making extensive
preparations for an exhibit at the
St. Louis and Lewis and Clark Ex
positions. The directors of the
training department have set aside
a good sum to be used for this pur
pose, and it is the intention of the
Normal to do the same.
A Remarkable Case.
One of the most remarkable
cases of a cold, deep-seated on the
ungs, causing pneumonia, is that
of Mrs. Gertrude E. Fenner, Marion,
Ind., who was entirely cured by
the use of One Minute Cough Cure.
She says: "The coughing and
straining so weakened me that I
ran down in weight from 143 to 92
pounds. I tried a number ol
remedies to no avail until I used
One Minute Cough Cure. Four
bottles of this wonderful remedy
cured me entirely of the cough,
strengthened my lungs and re
stored me to my normal weight,
health and strength." Sold by
Belt & Cherrington.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All drunrlsta refund the money if It
rails to cure. E. W. Grove's alcnitur
oa each box. Ue.
Absolutely Puro
Valuable Collection of Manuscripts
Presented by Heirs of General
Lane and Senator Slater.
The collection of the Oregon
Historical Society was increased
recently by an exceedingly valuable
acquisition, when General Joe
Lane's large trunk packed nearly
full of manuscript material was set
down in the rooms of the society.
A book containing his orders as
Brigadier-general in the Mexican
War, and another containing his
orders "and communications as
territorial "governor of Oregon terri
tory, both of his commissions, one
by President Polk and one by Presi
dent Pearce, are among the papers
received by the society. About 1000
letters written by the leading men
of the territory and nation we're
carefully filed by General Lane
and tied with red tape. These are
now secured to the future historians
of the Pacific northwest.
Dr. Harry Lane, in behalf of the
Lane family, tendered this collec
tion to the Historical Society. It
offers valuable material, for the
political and military affairs of the
Pacific northwest in the '50's re
volved around General Joe Lane.
The aociety also arranged last
week for ex-Senator Slater's large
collection of documents and manu
script records of Senator Slater's
many years of public service. The
Slater heirs had also sent in a
complete file of the democratic crisis
and Oregon union during the years
1859-61, inclusive This valuable
library accession waaobtained from
Hon. J. D. Slater, of LaGrande.
P. A. Finseth wps a Portland
visitor, Wednesday.
$100 B'jward $100.
The readers of thin paper will be pleAned Ut
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Hall's Catarrh Cure Is tuken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient strength
by buildingr up the constitution and assisting
so much faith in Its curative powers, that they
nature in
inor Un work. The Dronrietors hava
offer On Hundred Dollars for any case that i
fails to cure. Bend for list of testimonials.
Address , F. J. CHENEY ft CO. , Toledo.O.
gf Bold hr rrus;ft!'t, 750.
Ball's Family Fills are the best.
A Good Name.
From personal experience I tes
tify that DeWitt's Little Early
Risers are unequalled as a liver
pill. They are rightly named be
cause they give strength and
energy and do their work with
ease. W. T. Easton, Boerne, Tex.
Thousands of people are using
these tiny little pills in preference
to all others, because they are so
pleasant and effectual. They cure
biliousness, torpid liver, jaundice,
sick headache, constipation, etc.
They do not purge and weaken,
but cleanse and strengthen. Sold
by Belt & Cherrington.
Use Acker's English Remedy In any
case of coughs, cold or croup. Should it
fail to give immediate relief money re
funded 3S cts. and 60 eta. Belt ft Cher-ring-ton.
Dallas. Oregon.
Played Out.
Dull Headache, Pains In various parts
of the body Sinking at the Pit of the
Stomach, Loss of Appetite, Feverlshnesa,
Pimples or Snres are all positive evidences
of Impure blood. No matter how It be
came so. it must be purified In order to
obtain good health. Acker's Blood Elixir
has never failed to cure Scrofulous or
Syphilitic polcons or any other biood
diseases. It Is certainly a wonderful
remedy and we sell every bottle on a posi
tive guarantee. Belt & Cherrington, Dal
las. Oregon.
Acker's Dyspepsia Tebiets. One little
Tablet will give immediate relief or money
rfMndw!. 8nid In Modern, tin NtfMi
st ti cents. Belt A Cherrington, Dallaa.