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EARLY SETTLEMENT OF TILLA Indians did not try to shield him in placed a guard over thean. When in coming. He asked why they did '
the least. Chief Kilchis said the Ind ever one would put his head out of a not come to him, “I could get the
ian had killed two whites he should doorway a gun was bearing on him. man very soon,” he added. He open
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be killed by the whites, and said he, This was the state of affairs on my ed the door a little more and said
so on account of being a son of a
no Indian should try to protect him arrival.
to look there, and this was what met
great chief. Charlie doctored him for for he knew the man was guilty. The
my eye: twenty or more Indians with
quite awhile but without doing him court decided to hand over the prison
any good and eventually Charlie told er to the sheriff of Tillamook county 1 - Kilchis of this matter, he replied, loaded guns in their hands, and that
him that he must have a “Boston under commitment to Yamhill coun “no, we are going to hold the red the plank of the walls had been pried
Sick” Es Kecuya, said no, it was ty, James Quick was then the sheriff skins where they are until the rest apart thus making loopholes to shoot
Indian sick. So Charlie said again and Thomas turned over the prisoner of the company arrives which is look through. One or two Indians had
to his patient “Now surely you must to him, but the justice of the peace ed for every minute.” “I said, “Well, covered each of the guards, and at a
have a Boston Sick and you must tell failed to make out the commitment I am going to see the old chief about signal from the old chief could have
me how you got it or I can’t cure for the sheriff. On thing was that we this,” Upon this Sam replied, “N dropped every man in his tracks.
you”. The Indian doctors have such had no statute or law book therefore one is allowed to go to the houses He said the other houses were fixed
in the same way. I asked him if he
control over their patient that they when the sheriff arrived at Lafayette and he leveled his gun at me.
will divulge any secret no matter how and handed him over to the sheriff of said, “Shoot me if you dare, I am go- intended to shoot those men.
bad the affair may be, so Eskecuya that county the latter gentleman ask ing to see Kilchis,” and I walked shook his head and said, “Not if they
told his doctor all about the murder ed him for the commitment. Quick forward, he did not shoot, for he leave my people alone." I stepped
out to one of the guards and told him
of the family, and Charlie in turn told had to say he did not have one. dared not.
how things were in the Indian houses
“Well,” responded the sheriff, “I can
The old chief accompanied his son not receive him without the proper house he met me at the door and ask and if you ever saw men get out of
back to the patient who acknowledged papers.” It was finally decided to ed, “Where is your gun?” I placed range quicker than did those guards,
to the murder, the robbery and de lock him up for the night, Sam How my hand upon my heart and said, then I’ll forgive you.
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struction of the cabin with the vic ard and Quick acting as guards over , “Here it is.” The old man took my
tims therein. Kilchis upon his re the prisoner, but sometime between hand and I thought he would have
turn sent his two slaves up to my sunset and midnight some seven or crushed it sufei he grasped it so
house, I was coopering at the time. eight men assembled and said it was tight, and pointing to the guard he
They informed me of what had been too bad to set the Indian at liberty. asked, “What does this mean, what
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
said and wanted to know whether we Dave Logan, a noted lawyer of Yam have we done to receive such treat
had ever heard of such an affair tak hill county then living in Lafayette
ing place. They said they did not was one of the leaders, and they told him what had transpired at La- United States Land Office, Portland,
know the names of the persons killed. agreed to take the Indian and hang fayette, and the object the men had Oregon, Dec. 16, 1921, Serial 07654.
I told them to go over with me to him for they said this would stop all
Aidermans and see him. There we proceedings and save costs, so they
found O. S. Thomas, and the two obtained their man, marched him off
slaves repeated their story. We all a few rods and strung him up on an
remembered reading the account of oak tree. Howard then stated that
the supposed accident in the “Ore Eskecuya admitted to him that an
gonian” We hunted around and other Indian by name “Cockshaton”
found the newspaper, and then went was with him and helped in the mur
over to Hiram Smith’s and told him der. This story we disbelieved as
what we had heard and handed him Eskecuya said he did it alone the
the paper for him to read the ac squaws also stated there were three
count, asking him what steps we had only of them at the place at that time,
better take in the matter. He said, We discovered afterwards that How-
“Let us go and see Kilchis about it ard wanted to get Cockshaton’s wife
as he has been good enough to send and he adopted this plan of getting
us word about it.” So all four of us the man out of his way. However,
went down to have a “pow wow” with his story, which went to show that
the chief. He said if we wanted the another murderer was free created an
F. R. BEALS
J. L. KETCH
Indian he would deliver him to us immense excitement throughout Yam
2nd Ave. East
next morning. The Indians met at hill county and a volunter squad of
his house every morning being engag thirty was quickly foimed.
ed in fishing and he would detain the
Their object was to come over to
murderer until we arrived. This Es Tillamook and hang Eskecuya’s ac
kecuya lived on what is known as the complice. The first intimation we had
of the affair was when early one
We were at the chiefs house early morning as I was working in my
in the morning and found both of his cooper shop, I saw Kilchis’ two slaves
doors guarded by two Indians. Kil running up the road as fast as poss
chis met us at the door and pointing ible. They came to me saying, “Oh!
to a form lying in the middle of the come down to Kilchis point, fast, the
floor with a blanket covering it, said, Boston soldiers are big there are are
“There is your man.” Mr. Thomas going to kill all the Tillamook Ind
removed the blanket from over him ians before night so Sam Howard
but he never moved a muscle. We says.” I asked them if Sam was
raised him and found he had a large there, and they said yes with lots of
knife in his hand but he did not at Boston soldiers. They were terribly
tempt to use it. We took it from him afraid, but I told them to go on to
and tied his hands behind his back. Aidermans and I would go down to
Mr. Aiderman took him in charge he the point. 1 was soon on the spot,
being a J. P. for the bay precinct, ad as I neared the point on the prairie
and he was taken up to my house I saw two me with rifles in their
where I held him while Thomas and hands. Seeing one was Sam Howard,
Aiderman went to breakfast. Es I asked him the meaning of what the
kecuya told me all about the murder Indians had told me. He replied by
and said he did not intend to kill informing me how the affair ended at
anyone when he entered the cabin, Lafayette adding that Eskecuya had
ail he wanted was to steal the keg us implicated f’ockshatcn, that himself
he was sure it contained liquor. Up and eight men had come down from
on the return of Aiderman and Thom the landing the balance, twenty-two
as I got my breakfast after which in number, were coming by land,
we decided to try Eskecuya. I went piloted by Hiram Smith and they in
«town to Kilchis and told him we were tended catching their man, bring him
ready to try the case and he must to Aidermans and try him, but when
come up to hear the trial and bring they came near the Indian bouses the
all witnesses and see that the man latter seeing armed white men broke
had justice done him. About 10 a. m. for the brush, and they failed to
Kilchis together with a number of catch him. Just at daylight next
Indians, also the two squaws that was morning when the Indians were get
with Eskecuya at the time of the ting into their canoes to go out fish
murder. O. S. Thomas was appointed ing, the eight men who were on watch
to act as constable and Smith took stepped forth leveled their guns at
charge of the case. Eskecuya at once them, made them disembark and draw
admitted his guilt and the two squaws their canoes up on the beach, drove
corroborated his statement. The the Indians into their houses
Notice is hereby given that William
H. Davis, whose postoffice address
is Blaine, Tillamook County, Oregon,
has filed in this office his application
to make Additional Homestead Entry
No. 07654, for the SW 1-4 NW 1-4
Sec. 22, T. 3 S., R. 8 W., W. M.,
under the act of April 28, 1904, which
application was filed in this office
on December 8 1924
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the lands described, or desir
ing to object because of the mineral
character of the land, or for any oth
er reason, to the disposal to applicant,
should file their affidavits of protest
in this office on or before the 2nd day
of February, 1925.
WALTER L. TOOZE SR.
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
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! with good quality. (
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of these pretty Dolls to every customer whose purchases will
amount to $1.00 or more. These Dolls are about 12 inches in
heighth, they are all beautifully dressed, have moveable eyes
and come packed one to the box.
A nice Gift for the little ones and absolutely FREE while
I Ait Number 3
Gifts That Are Sure
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In single pieces or in sets
1 Set 12 pieces (conventional pat
1 Set 11 pieces (DuBarry pattern)
1 set 15 pieces Shell Pyralin
Book Ends 85c to $5.00
Kodaks $2.00 and up
Toilet Sets $1.00 to $10.00
Perfume Atomizers $3.75 to $6.50
Incense and Burners
Does Fie Smoke?
These Gifts will please him
Smoking Sets $1.25 to $3.50
Ash Trays 50c to $5.00
Smoking Stands $2.25 to $7.50
Other Gifts for Men
Bill Folders 50c to $5.00
Military Hair Brushes, natural
Ebony pure bristles, each pair in a
satin lined box $6.75, $9, $10, $12.50
Card Sets, cards and chips in a
leather case $3.00 up
Fountain Pens $1.50 to $8.50
GIFTS FOR THE CHILDREN
Electric Trains $6.00 to $8.50
Steam Engines $2.50 and up
Erector Sets $1.00 to $5.00
Tool Chests $1.00 to $5.00
We give S & H Green Stamps.
It pays to pay cash
Games of Amusement
Washing Sets $1.40
LARSON & HECHTNER
The all around dependable store of Tillamook
1972 First Ave. S., Seattle W’n.
Lot Number 2
Wool sport dresses in plain and fancy plaid
flannels in sizes 16 to 42, are all placed m one lot'
at the extremely low ptice of $10.85.
The thrifty buyer will not overlook this special.
Lot Number 1
Lot number 3 contains all high grade coats. Many
coats have been placed in this lot that brings
them below cost. Most of them are lavishly
furred and the sizes are 16 to 53.
M ade to fit exactly in the place
you want them. You are not
required to use stock size that
doesn’t quite fit.
Christmas Coat Special
Lot number 2 contains values to >35.00. There
are coats in this lot of the newest and popular
materials with or without fur collars. Sizes 16
to 46 in Lot number 2.
O.B. WILLIAMS CO. Sath Woort
cabinets * *
For the thrifty buyer all our Coats have been placed in three
lots for easy selection.
the unknown heirs of Elmer E. Shaf
er and Olive A. Shaffer; L. J. Re<
berg, otherwise known as Lars J. Re<
berg, also known as John Redberi
and Lillie G. Redberg, husband an
wife; the known heirs of John I
Porter, deceased, to-wit: Louisa Port
er, (formerly wife of said John I
Porter, deceased) Mary Wheeler an
-------- Wheeler, her husband, whos
given name is unknown to plaintiff:
W. A. Porter and Annie Potter, hi
wife, I.ura Truscott and -------- Trus
cott, her husband, whose given nam
is unknown to plaintiffs; and the uti
known heirs of said John B. Portei
deceased, the known heirs of Truma
A. Porter, deceased, to-wit: Condess
L. Porter, formerly wife of said Tri
man A. Porter, deceased) Orilla I
Roberts and Ed Roberts, her hu¡
band, Armela Wonser and E. J. Woi
ser, her husband, Lillie G.. Redber
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In the Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for the County of Tillamook.
Complaint in Equity No. 3541
Ole B. Redberg and Elma A. Redbeig,
husband and wife, plain, iffs,
I have decided to reduce the acreage
of Highland Grove Farm and am
therefore offering for sale choice
tracts from one quarter acre up. This
property is sightly and attractive
and within ten minutes walk of the
Court House. Liberal terms, some
In lot number 1 there are stylish sport models
of all wool materials, some with fur collars.
Wonderful values are found in Lot Number 1.
Lillie G. Elliott and E. P. Elliott, hus
band and wife; the known heirs of
James B. Upton, deceased, to-wit:—
Charles S. Upton, single, Maude Up
ton Scott, and R. O. Scott, her hus
band, Marietta Upton Ostrander and
G. H. Ostrander, her husband, George
H. Upton and Mary Upton, his wife,
Jay H. Upton and Maude J. Upton,
his wife; and the unknown heirs of
James B. Upton, deceased; the known
heirs of Anna A. Upton, deceased,
(formerly wife of said James B. Up
ton, deceased) to-wit: Charles S.
Upton, single, Maude Upton Scott and
R. O. Scott, her husband, George E.
Upton and Mary Upton, his wife.
Marietta Upton Ostrander and G. H.
Ostrander, her husband, Jay H. Up
ton and Maude J. Upton, his wife;
and the unknown heirs of Anna A.
Upton, deceased; Elmer E. Shaffer
and Olive A. Shaffer, his wife, and