The Oregon register. (Lafayette, Yamhill County, Or.) 18??-1889, December 30, 1887, Image 3

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The Indians especially admired
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Bd cunning. Thu device of
L ¿Ww chieftain and hb vnlor when
oAod appealed “> th‘)ir *<i“lr»tio,‘-
pSwTWas » great
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The renowned prisoner was received
■th the customary chorus of Indian
and then, acting upon the lead-
. Indian custom, the law of un-
Jaded hospitality, a bountiful feast
uwt before him. The captive, like
m rallant man be was.
ate heartily,
"ugh ignorant what his fate might
Th« Indians seldom wantonly killed
,-ir captives. When a sufficient
" her had been sacrificed to avenge
“ memory of such braves as had
lien in fight, the remaining captives
,re either adopted as tribesmen or
^pcsed of as slaves.
■
So valiant a warrior as this pale-
Md cau-corouse was too important a
□onage to be nsed as a sltlve, and
Lbun-so-n»-eook. the chief, received
L u an honored guest rather than
■ a prisoner, kept him in his own
Ls fir two days, and. adopting him
[ bis own son, promised him a large
L of land- Then, with many ex-
. pf friendship, he returned
¡¿’ well escorted by Indian guides,
the trail that led direct back to the
Lflrtr colony at Jamestown.........
'This relation, destroys the long-fa-
ilisr romance of the Captain’s life
LT saved by "the King’s” own
tughter. but it seems to be the only
L version of the story based upon
¡sown original report
But though the oft-described "res-
M’ldid not tnke place, the valiant
¡nrlishman’s attention was speedily
mwn to the agile little Indian girl,
(x-ta-oka, whom her father called his
tomboy” or po-ca-hun-tae.
She was as inquisitive as any young
jri, savagfi.or civilized; and she was so
ill of kin'liyi attentions to the Cap­
lin and bestowed on him so many
miles and looks of wandering ouriosi-
r, that Sriiith made much of her in re-
urn, gave her some trifling presents
ud asked her name.
Now. it was one of the many slngn-
iroutoinsof the American Indians
ever to tell their own names, nor even
o allow them to be spoken to strangers
y any of their own Immediate kin-
red. The reiisou for this lay in their
-wiili^r superstition. which held that
bT speaking of one's real name gave
i the stranger to whom it was spoken
magical and harmful influence over
nch person.
For this very m as on, W a-bun -s o-n a-
ook was known to the colonists by the
ame of hit. tri be, l’ow-ha-tan, rather
ban by his own name. So, when Tie
ras asked his little daughter’s name,
e hesitated, arid then gave in reply
be nickname bv which he often.called
er, Po-ca-lnm-tns, tho "little, tom-,
ay.” This agile young maiden, by
eason of her relationship to the head
hint was allowed much more freedom
nd fun than was usually the lot of In-
ian girls, who were, as a rule, the An­
ient and uncomplaining little drudges
feverj- Italian home and village.— £.
1. Brovin, in St Nkholae.
1 —Toung Simpkins—"If the dsvoUos
•f a lifetime will prove to you the
strength of my -love, Gladys, It shall be
yours. Can you desire moref Can
you------• ” Gladys — •• That will be i'
aU----- ” Young Simpkins (instinct-
ively)—”C*-*rah!'
‘
‘I’’— Tid-Biu.
—An ingenious woman is working' a
novel sohume for getting material for a
crazy quilt. She has written to many
postmasters asking for a piece of ¡silk,
satin or velvet, and setting forth that
she hopes to get piooeo for her quilt
from every State in the Union.
—The members of the Moyamensing
Hook and Ladder Company, of Ches­
ter, Pa., are mourning the death, of
Budd, the dog of the oompany. He
was buried in a neat coffin, wrapped in
the Stars and Stripes, and the truck
has been handsomely draped in black
and white in his memory.
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—A twelve-year-old lad Hying in
Maine dreamed that he stood by the
death-bed of his mother in Boston, she
then being on a visit to that city.
Thirty-three years after the dream was
fulfilled, not only as to the event and
locality, but as to oertaln minor details
In the chamber of death.
—Annie E. Mooro, of Winthrop, bids
fair to be one of Maine's most valuable
daughters. In 1885, when she was but
thirteen years old, (he took the first
premium on butter at the State Fair,
and now she has taken the premium at
the Eastern Maine Fair for butter made
by a K'rl not over fifteen years of age.
—A two hundred and twenty-five
ounce nugget has boon unearthed by
Chinamen at Hargraves. Australia. Tho
nows of the find leaked out through the
transmission of it to the mint by Chinese
agents. The celebrated Cair nugget of
one cwt was found at Hargraves in the
year 1852, and recently, a few miles
away at the Maitland bar, a 460-ounce
nugget was found.
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M aking
A True Mother of Heroes.
A recent, application of a West Vir­
ginian namod Brown at the Pension
Office in Washington brought to light
the fact that one mother had given six­
teen sow to the servioe of the Union
during the war. She had borne thirty-
three children in all. of whom twenty
were boys, and of these only four did
not serve as soldiers in the Union army.
Two were killed and fourteen survive.
Each of the latter is to-day In receipt of
a pension from the Government for
disabilities received in the service, and
the death of her other soldier sons en­
titles the mother also to a pension.
The case is an interesting one, not only
for the remarkable number of sons of
one mother who wore the blue, but as
illustrating how oontsgioui was the
war spirit in some families along the
Uno of fire. —• Chicago Newe. __' _
How to Discipline the Eye.
Avery good way to discipline■ the
Mechanical eye is to first measure an
keh.with the eye, then prove it with a
Me, then men-u.e a half-inch, then an
Ighth, and so on, and you will soon
e able to discover at a glance the dlf-
irence between a twelfth and a six-
tenth of an inch; then go to three
iches, six. twelve, and so on. Some
ill this, guessing; there is no guess­
wk shout it. It is measuring with
le eye and mind. Acquire the habit
I criticising for imperfections every
ece of work that you see; do every
ling as” nearly as .you can without
ensuring (or spoiling it), or as nearly
i you can trust the eye with its pres­
it training. If you can not see things
echanicaliy, do not blame the eye for
i it is no more to blame than the
louth is because we caw-not read, or
* (tigers because we can *n<ft write,
person may wi ,te a very good hand
ith the eyes dosed, the mind, of
airse. directing the fingers. The eye
necessary, however, to detect imper-
utions. Every operation in life re­
tires a mechanically trained eye, and
1should realize more than we do the
»at importance of properly training
at organ.— Boston Budget.
—uisastera to eresigrit are evidently
rommoi. than is generally sup-
*”• judging from the statement that
»re than 2.00..000 glass eyes are made
■■elly in G rmany and Switzerland.
1 Artificial eye seldom last« more than
* years, the -ecretion of the glands
nttegitelondy— Arhamaw Traveler.
ComusiMo ISO IOLVeTyanoMS or Au. Kiana or
Fancy Goods, Wools &
Embroidery Material.
Mailed free on application by
SAMUEL WEITZ & 00.,
148 POST STREET,
NEAR ORANT AVKNUE. SAN HIANCISOO.
GUNS!
To reduce my st
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