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About Talent news. (Talent, Or.) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1893)
Greely lived in Rogue River valley and
The following brief extracts from the
possessed the the wisdom he is credited diary of the late Welborn Bet son will
with having there is no doubt that he bring up old-time memories to many of
would say, “Go east young man go east.
the pioneers of the valley ami no doubt
Lest some persons may think that the be interesting to others:
undersigned initials mean that the writer
HIGH PRICED WATERMELONS.
has received a degree at college and there
by encumber me with undue honors I will
In an entry of Sunday, Sept. 4th 1853,
explain that A. B. with the prefix V.
does not mean Batchelor of Art*, but we find, “Father and 1 rode to Jackson
Batchelor of Alkali Valley.
V., A. B. V’lle ten miles from Fort Wagner. The
town is wedged up into the mountains.
The miners have all st*»p| ed work and
times are dull, although I saw a load ot
Speaking of the late attempts to prose watermelons sold for $200 in cash.”
cute the publishers of Sunday newspapers
at Pittsberg, the ll'or/d says —
FIRST STAGE TO YREKA.
“The publishers of the Sunday news
“Sept. 1st 1856: The stage started today
papers in Pittsburgh ought not to submit
to l>eing the only victims of the absurd to run between here and Yreka. It is to
old blue laws in Pennsly vania. Let them run every other day. We can now go to
make complaints against all other viola
tors of this outgrown statute and the fan San Francisco in 41 days. I think time
will be letter now. The dark pall that
atics would probably be glad to let up. ’
has hung over Oregon is now rising and
The discovery has been made that
weeds can be destroyed very cheaply by we can see a small streak above which
electricity. Hurrah for Yankee genius’ betokens better times for this country.
and in future years the autumn of ’55 an
Thousands of Mechanics and other la
borers in Chicago have made arrange spring of ’56 will be looked back to a*
ments with their employers to work on the dark days of this beautiful valley.”
Sundays so as to enanle them to attend
the fair Mondays. They say they will
“Jan. 31 st 1854.- Father brought
make the factories and machine shops home some fresh papers from Hiram
fairly howl on Sunday to show their ap
preciation of the regulation to close the Colver’s. In one I see that the legisla
tive Assembly has changed the name of
rcFair on that day.
Rogue river to Oro river, a much ¡»rettier
Why cannot I know my ending,
[Oro (gold) river was indeed an ap
Or is there an end at all?
propriate name and it is strange that it
I’m puzzled to know the wherefore,
did not bold.- El».]
The span of life’s so small.
Under the same date we find the fol
lowing entry. relating to the Indian u u
“The Indians say they will not make
treaty. They dechire that the whiter
Iwgan the war and shall have enough *■'
I go back to my first recollections
To discover a fragment of truth,
it now. Near (’resent Citv, somcrowdi«-
But that period of life is silent;
found an Indian ln>y and wontoniy
Life’s riddle begins in youth.
killed him. The Indians present at on* •
Were it wise, then, to seek the unknow killed three or four of the whites. Th»-
latter then killed IS Indians, men. u«»n
Or grapple with the winds that blow, en an papooses and sent to the city fi •
Or examine the world in detail,
To learn something I ne’er can know? more provisions to live on while th» \
The more buinni *
Could I grasp the whole of creation,
citizens of Cresent City held a meetin;
Or toy with the stars above,
and resolve*! to secure, if politic, t: *
I should only have this revelation:
murderers of the Indian hoy.”
That the essence of life is love.
When I trace my first beginning
I’m puzzled the worst of all,
For I seem to have lived forever,
A beginning 1 cannot recall.