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▲ ■ Independent Weekly Paper
PnbUshed Every Friday by the
Letlie Harrison._____ Manager
Jbiabllshed and Entered at the U. 8.
By Warren N. Vaughn
Postoffice at Tillamook, Oregon,
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May 2, 1888
(Continued from last issue)
Aiderman and Thomas now arrived
One Year, By Mail___________ $2.00
Six Months. By Mail............... — $1.00 the guard tried to stop them but they
Three Months, By Mail .............. $ .75 came light along. Kilchis said he
Payable in advance
was glad to see us on their side. We
Pacific States, Main 68
* ♦ + ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
1. To advocate, aid and sup-
port any measures that will
+ bring the niO3t good to the
♦ most people.
♦ 2. To encourage industries
4» to establish in Tillamook ♦
♦ 3. To urge the improvement ♦
♦ of a port for Tillamook bay. +
■fr 4. To insist on an American ❖
♦ standard of labor.
♦ 5. To be politically independ- +
♦ ent, but to support the can- ♦
♦ didates for public oflico who ♦
4> will bring the most good to ♦
♦ the people of Tillamook coun- ♦
♦ ty and of the State of Oregon. ♦
F riday , D ecember 26,1924
Wishing You All
and a Happy
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Editorial Page of the Tillamook Headlight
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1924
told him to go over the bay where
Cockshaten lived and bring him here.
He said he v. as afraid the guard
would shoot him if he went out of
the house, but we told him we would
stand by him. He thereupon got his
canoe took four Indians with him and
started across the bay. Aiderman,
Thomas, and myself returned to the
formers house for dinner. We had
scarcely arrived when the main party
came along. They were accompanied
by James Quick and L. Killam. They
stopped and asked for dinner, and
Smith took a number to his house for
dinner. I discussed the matter with
the captain and told him the way in
which his men had treated the Ind
ians. He said they had disobeyed
his orders for he had told them to be
very careful and not to commit any
After dinner we all started for the
point, where we learned that owing
to the fact that there was no relief
guard the first arrivals were Halo
Muck-a-Muck, so Howard took them
home for dinner. Kilchis had not
yet arrived and the men began to
complain and asserted that the chief
would not bring the man, but we told
them we would vouch for Kilchis,
that we had tried him before and that
he would do just as he said and
bring the man with him. About ‘.wo
o’clock we saw a canoe coming across
the bay, and the Indians said “Kil
chis come”. He soon ran ashore and
landed his man, delivered him to the
Boston chief then he extended his
hand to the captain as an act of
friendship, but the captain refused it
saying, “No, I can’t shake hands with
you there is blood upon them.” The
old man looked very much disappoint
ed and said very well. By this time
all the Indians were assembled. The
captain and his men brought the
prisoner forward and asked him,
“What have you done with the cloth
ing you bought belonging to the mur
dered family?” “I have some here,”
he replied, and his wife produced a
pair of black pants and a satin vest,
two shirts and a bedquiit. He said
that was all he had of the goods and
was then asked if he was with Es-
kecuya at the time of the murder.
He said no he was at the Nestucca
river at that time, there was a whale
ashore there he wnt down and bought
some blubber, which he packed home
with him, but the men from Yamhill
would not believe him, and they put
a rope around his neck, threw it over
a limb of a tree and hoisted him up
for a few moments then let him down
and asked him if he still denied be
ing with Eskecuya, they told him he
said so, and Howard said he must have
been there, but the poor Indian said
“no he was not there,” so they strung
him up again to see if he would ack
nowledge it. When they let him down
again they had hard work to restore
him to consiousness again, but he still
persisted in proclaiming his innocence
and looking at me said, “Vaughn, you
remember me coining to your house
just about the time this murder was
committed and bought two bushels of
potatoes, I also went to Alderman’s
and bought two bushels and took
them with me to Nestucca to trade
for whale oil?” I said, “yes, that’s
correct, you bought potatoes of me
and said you were going to Nestucca
to buy oil. Aiderman said the same
and added, “We bought whale oil of
him on his return.” Howard then
accused him of being a thief, stealing
from everyone in the county. The
Indian looked at Aiderman, Thomas
and myself, and asked, “Did I ever
steal anything from any of you or
had we ever heard of him stealing ward and said, “All that are in favor
from anyone else?” We answered no. of hanging the prisoner will step one
He then turned to the soldiers and pace to the front, those in favor of
said “You can kill me if you wish releasing him remain on your post.
because you have me in your power
All the Tillamook people kept on
but that will make no difference, for their posts the captain also, but the
the sun will shine just as bright, the Yamhillers carried the vote to hang
moon will come up and go down, and him by two votes. The Indians stood
summer, fall and winter will all come by and understood who was their
ju3t the same as if I were alive, kill friends and who their foes, artd there
me if you wish, I am prepared to die.” ¡3 not the least shadow of a doubt
The captain said he thought tho but ’hat this was the means of sav
maa as innocent but there was one ing the lives of the Tillamook set
man by the name cf Lawson, wth tlers. The Yamhill men took the poor
them who was determined to kill an fellow to a tree on the bank of the
Indian or see one killed before he bay, threw the rope over a limb,
left the place He stood close by me placed the rope around his neck and
as he said this, I said to him, "So strung him up. The Indians did not
you would kill an Indian just to sa wish to witness the hanging but the
tiate your hatred for the Indian race Yamhillers went into every house and
and thus sacrifice every man, woman drove out every Indian to witness it.
and child in the county for you After it was over the captain stepped
know they could kill every inhabitant up to Kilchis and said, “What are
of this valley in one night. He said you going to pay for all these clothes
he did not care a d----- , he came here that was stolen?” Kilchis said, “I
to see an Indian killed and he meant have no money but yonder is a band
business. Aiderman heard what he of horses belonging to me, go and
said and turned loose on him saying, take as many as you think will pay
“Sir, if that is your game you would you.” So they caught one of the
be the first man I would shoot, for finest horses in the band and coming
you are aware the Indians south of us up to Kilchis said the men were now
are at war with the whites and it satisfied, and he extended his hand,
would take but a little to cause these but the old chief stepped back and
Indians to rise against us and sir, I said, “No there is blood upon your
would shoot you quicker than I would hands there is none on mine, get out
a wolf.” Then Thomas got after him of the country as soon as you can for
still he persisted in killing or seeing you have slain an innocent man, my
an Indian killed. The captain said men are getting excited and I can
he would put the matter to a vote not control them much longer and
whether to hang the prisoner or not will not be answerable for anything
and all the settlers should vote with that may happen to your men.” The
his men. He gave orders for a line captain and his men took the old
to be drawn, and then stood for chief’s advice, for they obtained boats
and left that evening and early in the
morning crossed the mountain.
(Continued next week)
WABBEGWANNE CLUB MEETS
The Wabbegwanne club met Mon
day evening at the home of Mrs. C.
W. Barrick with Mi’s. Alva Williams
Our Trade Is Increasing
every day—the customers come to get some of
our home made pastries. The service is every
thing one could ask for.
Mrs. George Crimmins
Mather’s Truck Service
E. Yamhill & Water St.
(L. M. RAIN'S)
I took a piece of cardboard, which I
rolled into a tube.
I wondered o’er the gosh blamed thing
And this is what it proved.
By adding wire wound, round and
round several times or more.
To which I added some schellac, to
cover smoothly o’er.
I left some ends of wire stick out,
To which to fast the knob.
And put this all together in a plain
old hard wood box,
The time I had to get it in, sure made
my old heart throb.
Then I fastened on my detector parts,
The condenser fixed and such,
Tinkered them up with wire and bolts,
’Twould puzzle all the Dutch.
I got the bloomin’ post s set in,
Most every thing in line,
But setting up the aierial.
And the battries now to find.
With everything all wired and fixed.
The phones fast on my head.
I took the knob into my hand,
It’s no use now, I said.
But, all at once 1 heard a voice,
That made me yell with glee,
The bloomin’ thing is workin’. Ma,
I got it, station, W. O. C.
The folks called it a wire contraption.
The thing sure looked it though.
And. now the craze is o'er the land.
They named it Radio.
Salem—R. C. Reese of l’rairie City
applies for power permit on Straw
berry Ctaek, Giant county to develop
1278 h. p.
209 */2 Second Ave. E.
H. J. RASMUSSEN
Doors, Windows, Paint, Roofing,
Builders Hardware, Hardwood
Mail orders given prompt attention
Dena Hansen Gift Shop
General Line of
Gifts,. Prizes, and
useful articles for Baby
A TRUST BETRAYED
Don’t say Ship by Truck
News dispatches of Monday told of
firemen at Reedsport stopping to en
gage in a water fight while an apart
ment house burned up. Vandals oper
ated during the fracus and things of
value which were not burned were
stolen whilo the local fire fighters
settled their pet.y differences with
the water and equipment which had
been meant to protect the public
against fire loss.
If the story as told by the news
papers is true, the Reedsport firemen
deserve strong censure. Theirs is n
sacred trust and should be kept in
Ten members were present for the
social time, and dainty refreshments
Mrs. Jessie Stark was guest of the
Salem—Capital Ice & Storage com
pany will build $50,000 addition to
A Merry Christmas
Stamped Goods and Hemstitching done.
and a Prosperous
Home Made Ice Cream
Lamar’s Drug Store
We use only recognized high grade mater
ials in making our ice cream. It’s richer too than
most imported ice creams and consequently has
a finer flavor. You’ll be delighted with it.
Order from your confectionery.
Golden Rod Dairy
A. W. Plank Hardware Co.
General Line of
Hardware,Paints, Oils, Varnishes
SUNDAY-MONDAY, DECEMBER 28-29
Starring MAE MURRAY and JAMES KIRKWOOD. A wonder
ful pleasing drama.
"BIC. MOMENTS FROM I.ITTI E PICTURES,"—Comedy
MOWING MACHINES, DISCS and HARROWS
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30-31
We resolve to purchase our groceries from Con
over’s this year, where we are assured of court
eous treatment, quality goods, at right price, and
we get the S. & II. Green Trading Stamps to
start the children’s saving account.
you all a
THOSE WHO DANCE
Starring BLANCHE SWEET. BESSIE LOVE. WARNER BAX
TER and ROBERT AGNEW. Semi-melodrama.
“INTERNATIONAL NEWS" and “AESOP'S FABLE"
Knight Adjustment Co.
McMinnville, Hillsboro, Tillamook
THURSDAY. JANUARY 1
THE STORY WITHOUT
Starring AGNES AYRES and ANTONIO MORENO.
DON’T LET THE RAINY DAYS STOP YOUR
THE CITY TRANSFER COMPANY
PREPARED TO SEND EXPERIENCED PACKERS
YOUR nOME WITH CANVA8 TO COVER
ALL YOUR GOODS
CALL US DAY OR NIGHT
FRIDAY. JANUARY 2
Our Motto: “Quick Service and Reasonable Ratea.**
Featuring HARRY CAREY.
A melo-dramatic Railroad story.
SATURDAY. JANUARY 3
THE HEART BANDIT
Starring VIOLA DANA, MILTON SILLS. Fun, pep, thrills and
“THE JUNIOR PARTNERS"—Comedy and "SPORT REEL"
Cash Feed Store
We are Wholesale and Retail
distributers of Crown Flour