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Tk Claim oa Deer Creek.
By A. H. GIBSON.
fObprrlvht, ISOL, by American Press Aseoci.
The girl drew back within the thicket,
afraid to stir, lost her rrtwuee might be
discovered to the two men.
She hoped they would pass on and let
ber continue hor stvuvh for the cow un
hindered, but they did not.
Ilitios and his companion stood just
beyond the patch of wild plum, at the
rein? foot of a steep bank on the creek.
What did be mean by his vilo presence
there on the comer of her father's claim?
Immediately vague fears were aroused
withiu her, aud her first imouUe was to
teat back to the dugout and alarm her
father. Bnt quickly the thought came,
what good would that do to startle a
tick man who would lie unable to de
fend himself, no matter how dark and
terrible was the villain's object in being
on the claim.
That he must have some villainous
motive the girl was very certain, aud it
aaddeuly occurred to her that she must
be brave, catch Hiues' plot from his own
lip, aud if possible outwit him. She
Alone must be her sick father's defender
if trouble was coming. Creeping a little
nearer to the plotters, she distinctly over
heard the following dialogue:
"I tell yer, Finley, thar's money in it
heaps an' heaps. Thar's not so valyble
er claim as this hyer anywher's on these
parades," Hinea was saying with en
thusiasm. "But air yer sure, Dick, thet ther coal
rein extends all erlong this crick?" asked
"Of course Tin sure! Hain't I dng
holes hyer all erlong ther creek ter find
at? Yes, sir; dug 'em hyer afore thet
ole Hanilet come inter ther country, an'
had it all made up ter move inter ther
dngout when that ole sinner got erhead
' me, I tell yer I've tested ther creek
all erlong hyer, an" thar's big deposits o'
ther best kind er coal, enough ter make
a dozen men rich, right hyer."
6 wJ--.' i At Si'
I 'Lis .:tol"tr 4
Kancy Ilnmlct urged hT rwviv fonrard
acrodg (h lonely pniiriei.
"I reckon ther coal business 11 be er ;
lively one on these pnraries some day." '
"Why, Finley, it's boun' ter be! !
Kain't holp but be! Thishyer's a poorly
timbered country, an' coal mines is sure ,
ter be somethin' wuth ownin'. Thar's a i
railroad comin' frum Kansas City, cl'ar ;
through the Neutral Land3, an' on ter ,
ther Gulf o' Mexico. Ther country 11 '
be on er big boom party soon, an' ef j
we nns control ther coal beds hyer on j
Deer creek we'll be capitalists afore we ,
know wot we uns air doin'. We nns j
most hev ther claim, Finley," declared
Hines, uttering an oath that must have
made the beautiful sensitive roses, grow
ing luxuriantly at his feet, clue their
tender, femlike leaves in terror.
"Maybe this hyer settler's already con
tracted for the claim?" said Finley.
"No, he ain't I've been over ter
Baxter an' seed ther records. Hamlet
hain't ther grit ter contract fnr it, havin'
been warned by ther league not to. Ther
league hain't no use fur ole Joy, an'
though Hamlet ain't er leaguer hisself I
low he's plumb erfeard o' ther s'ciety,
an' ain't aiiniu' ter make ther members
mad at him."
"But yer er member o' ther league
"Yes," and Hines laughed coarsely,
"but darned little I'm keerin" fur it or
anythin' else 'ceptin' this claim on Deer
"They'd string ysr np ter a blackjack,
I reckon, ef yer went back on 'em."
"They hain't goin' ter find it out fnr
some little spelL Thar's more settlers
than yer think far stealin' slylike inter
the land office at Baxter and contractu)'
fur their claims unbeknowns ter ther
league. I tell yer, we nns 11 git er con
tract fur this piece o' land, let ole humpy
live in ther dugout undisturbed till ther
leaguers cool off er bit, then we kin
show our papers, and run ole Hamlet an'
ther gal off."
"Party slick, Dick; but wot ef Tom
Byers gets wind of it? They say he's
struck bad on ther settler's gal, an'
Tom's mighty hard ter contend aginst,
let me tell yer."
"I reckon Tom would be er ugly cus
tomer to deal with. Durn his big picter!
He's been watchin' me like er hawk this
summer, but he's down in ther Injun na
tion now, pickin' up some shippin' stock,
an' I hyar it said thet he's goin' ter sell
out his ranch an' leave ther county. Ef
he does, we uns needn't fix fur any
racket with him, an' ef we uns gits
squatted down hyer on ther claim it'll
take more'n Tom Byers ter git us off."
"I reckon it would, with the gang frum
Lightnin' to back us."
"But say, Dick, why don't yer con
tract fur ther claim yerself, an' not take
er pardnerT the other suddenly asked.
"I would ef I hed ther money. I know
yer hev plenty o' cash, after stoppin'
thet train over in Missoury," and Hines
chuckled gleefully, "an' kin pay down
ther fee required by ther land agent."
"Waal, I am better heeled than afore
I boarded thet train," replied Finley,
"an' I'm willin' ter go cohoots on ther
claim with yer, Dick. When do yer
want ter git ther contract?"
"I thought we could start in ther
nuvrnin' afore daylight an' ride ter Bax
ter," returned times. "Yor see, if we
mis gits er airly start nobody iu thor
neihlorhood will see us, an' so we una
will not le susmdonod of troin' ter titer :
land office Yer know ther league has . "!'d l)wu thoruixl to do, the on
fmies out." : tiro body was purchased by James F,
en the peters mounted their jw !
which had been permitted to crop .
rass along the margin of tl.struu. .
and rode 01T, chuckling with much self
satisfaction over the cleverness of their
scheme to gaiu possession of Adam Ham
Tho girl, nearlv petrified with fright
over the uuderhand plot to which she
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according to the villains' plans, would ! txciteiuent wu high on those wild
Mb her and her father of a homo where 1 P Hlul th nt.-Jojr set tiers organ
they had been faithfully toiling all sum- i themselves to
Bier, waited until the deepening shades it o purchaser U) the
of evening hid the horsemen fnuu view. lf 'ITfTV.,
Ull'U U rtt 1 UIU t-ot. v. urn, t" t v n
way back, sue sped np the creek toward
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She found her father, rale, thin and !
weak, sitting iu the door, where thecool t
breath of evening fanned his feverish
brow. He looked so ghostlike, so pow
erless to contend with humau affairs, as
he half reclined there in the starlight,
that Nancy hesitated to tell him what
she had overheard down in the wild
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should be forewarned, and aha must ,
break it to him as geutly as she could.
"Wher" yer been, Nancy?" he asked
feebly, as she threw herself on the bench
"Jest down ther creek," she answered,
her voice trembling.
voice rremuimg. i
Yer act acart, Naucv. as ef yer'd ben ,
mnin'." her father remarked, noticing
the girl's strange agitation,
"Well, pap, I did see two big var
mints down on the corner o' ther claim,"
she returned, trying to laugh.
"Two big vafuiintsl Wolves?"
"Yes, or leastwise wolves thet lies
two feet an' wears trousers human
wolves, wot's er heap more dangerouser
than ther four footed kind."
"Wot do yer mean, Nancy?" Hamlet
"I seed Dick Hines an' one o' his gang
"Dick Hinest On my claim? Wot was
he doin' th;ir?"
"Plotfiu' ter git er contract fur our
claim an' then run as out," and with
that introductory explanation she gave
her father a clear accouut of the vil
lain's scheme as she had overheivrd it.
"Wot kin we do?" he appealed to tho
girl in his helpless weakness. "I reckon
he'll beat ns outen ther claim yit. and
the sick man became overwrought with j
dejection I lU8 slTl 8tl"l,ll-loualy-
"No he won't, pap," and Nancy set her , A nfficw was called who, on learn
mouth resolutely as she asked herself , ln the dauntless Nancy s errand conr
whatshecouldd'otoontwittheirenemv. c''lllcto her himself to the
She would not show despair now before b.rding house where the agent for the
her feeble father.
"Ef Tom Byers was only home ho
might stop Hines," said tho troubled set
tler. Nancy's face flushed at the mention of
that name, and she did not immediately
"It's awful ter be so no-account as I
the sick man wailed. "I'm so weak '.
I couldn't take my part agin a crawfish
now; an' thar's no use 'pealin' ter ther '
neighbors, fur ther kinder down on me , h brftVe ia w,tt," 4 vU"
caie I've refused ter become er mem- ' anJ ?on ynr fat,her , mvo
bero' ther league. Hines is plumb shore , apathy in your trouble Of
ter git ther claim," he reiterated, his old I conrse' v are RWare' ur f?th!f 8
spirit all crushed by disease. I P""" to make the
"No, Hines won't!" and the girl sprang : contract valid. But yoa may leave s
to her feet, her eves flashing with the i W on, the claim in my hands, for
fires of a sudden resolve. "I'll stop him whlch, ' w1" J0".0" ka "T' "V1
U ,. yonr father can come in when he is able
vr vnr.r?" ' to make the trip, and we'll fix np his
"Yes' mi) " lek'111 title t0 the 1,"uL'
"How'U yer do if' ' Thanking the agent for his kindness,
"I'll git on ther pony, ride over terland taking the receipt which he made
Baxter, an' tell ther land agent all erbout i00' for h'' "nnted her pony
ther claim." returned Nancy. I anf , Btartedt homeward, her heart tn a
"Hines U beat yer ther." i wild tumult of ecstasy over the success
"No, he won't, pap, fur I'm aimin' ter h had achieved in defeating .bad man.
start ternight an' giJ ahead o' him." I 8 was just peeping above the
"Yer sha'n't go, . Nancy!" i hlUs- burnishing the tree tops with load
..!., i .uf v. .Kio Kt ! amber, as she rode out of Baiter.
Iam. Ain't I been actin' yer boy. an'
tendin' ter ther stock," she reasoned
playfully, "an' wot's ter hinder me frum
"It's so fur, child, nigh onter twenty
two miles, an' over sich wild pnraries.
But ther night's ther biggest objection."
"It's er heap cooler ridin' at night,"
she argued. "Say yes, pap, fur I'm
bound ter go. Jest think! Our home's
at stake, and ef thet wolfs ter be relied
oil erbout thar bein' coal veins along ther
creek, our claim's mighty valyble. I'm
goin' ter save it."
"But yer kain't git ther contract with
out my presence, Nancy," Hamlet said
despondently. "I know thet p'int o' ther
"No, pap, but I kin see ther land agent
an' tell him erbout Hines. An' ef yer
willin' I kin take ther money yer' ve been
savin' ter build er house an' pay down
on ther claim. Then we'll shore be ahead
o' ole Hines."
Hamlet saw it would be utterly use
less for him to raise any more objections.
Nancy was determined to go to Baxter
that night to outwit Dick Hines, and it
would require more than his spent
strength to induce her to give up the
About eleven o'clock the brave girl
mounted her pony and rode away from
the dugout Knotted in one corner of a
handkerchief were two hundred dollars,
which Hamlet had given her to pay down
on the claim. That represented his en
on Vue c.a..u. u -f
tire cash account, and had been , saved
for another purpose that fall, but he
yielded it up gladly to Nancy's care, be
lieving with her that it would be better
invested in securing a contract for the
She would have to ride about eight
miles across the unbroken prairie before
she reached the "Old Mission" road, as
it was called. That gained, she would
have a straight, well traveled way to
Baxter Springs, near the southern border
of the county.
The tract of land known as the Neutral
Lands comprised about eight hundred
thousand acres of fertile prairie, located
in the southeastern part of the state.
It had been owned by the Cherokee
Indiana whn hsrl ceded it in trust to the
Uuited Slates tttxmt the ohwo of the war
of mvoswiou. The secretary of tho in
terior was tho ajroitt of tho Indiana to
soil tho land.
After considerable wrangling over the
disposal of tho land in parcels, as the
";'"; h.vauu. owner of
the Nutral Unds s,xn a ter the arrival
of 10 liU" "l fiUml;, iu f. ,
iliV inuiioivvi m uirm w nt llitll lai'ii
located on the Neutral Lands lieftire Joy
had purchased them diflared the whole
business to lie a vast swindle, they main
taining a perfect right to take claims
there under the pre-oiupUou or homo-
lira khhi kv.v.. . ww ,mn.
rumors of evil agitators, who had uoth
iug to do but ride from one cabin to an-
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A league was formed near Hamlet's
I claim, aud though he had been Invited
I and even urged to join it he took a posl
i tion of neutrality. Ho had faith that
I congress would adjust the trouble satis-
! factorily, and went on making such rude
knpwrement. as ln wasabloon h.s,,uar-
' t.ir B.u.fli.,1 i..MltIlt tilAU'Mlk tllM fttllkl ilrt.
cision of that Ixnly.
Nancy Hamlet urged her pony for
ward across the lonely prairie. There
was no moon, but the bright stars which
shone in the dark blue vault above hit
, : , . . . ..
tl,e fro1r .
night, out on the prairie, the girl's heart
felt a sense of dtsolation and awe that
was almost past enduring. Silence
brooded somberly everywhere, broken
occasionally when her pony frightened
np some bird that had been passing the
night iu the rank grass.
(iaining the main traveled road lead
ing to Baxter the girl felt a revival of
courage. Speaking more hopefully to
her auimal she galloped away, as if
freshly animated for her mission.
It was a thinly settled region she was
passing through, and only a lonely cabin.
where all was silent as the gTave, every
! two or three miles apart, rose dimly be
, fore her view.
She neared the small town of Baxter
J Springs just as theeastem horizon toward
I the dark woods aloug Spring river began
j to grow crimson with the first flush of
In the outskirts of the place she was
. , ...
"y ""jtb-'. ""-ti
Neutral Lands had rooms.
! He was hiistily aroused from his morn
ing nap, aud presently appeared in the
little sitting room where Nancy Hamlet
awaited him. .
j After she had confided in him as much
of their troublo with Hines as she cared
to, ami tola Her business in coming at
a earlv hotlr- ,he
Well, Miss Hamlet, I must say you
fcTh. w" ?aTm,U?lu J
cheeto, her hazel eyes had he bnghtnes.
f tnnmph in them, while the breeze
I from the southwest played strange havoo
I with the unconnned dark locks of the
j brave prairie maiden. She was a picture
of girlish beauty and modest heroism.
She had not left the town more than
two miles behind her when, on entering
a wood lining a stream, she came face
! to face with Dick Hines and his brutal
Her presence so far from home, so
near Baxter, made Hines suspect the
truth at once. His face darkened sav
agely, and fixing her with his hawkish
eyes, while an ugly imprecation fell
from his lips, he sought to block her
The road had been washed deep by
hard rains, with high, steep banks on
either side, so Nancy had no choice but
to draw her pony aside to let the men
pass. But instead of going on, Hines
and his companion halted directly before
her, and with a leer in his face the
leader said :
"Wher yer been so airly, gal?"
"'Tendin' ter my own business, Dick
Hines!" she replied with spirit.
"Wot's thet paper yer got in yer hand?"
Hines demanded, catching sight of the
folded receipt which she held as too pre
cious to let out of her sight.
"Thet's my father's. Let me pass."
"Not so fast, gal! Yer been ter Baxter
ter the land agent, an' thet paper hes
i mmethia m erbo..t wot yer been
goin ter see thet paper.
he asserted with a loud oath.
"No, yer not," the girl cried, trying to
force her pony past the villain. But he
grasped her bridle rein and restrained
"Finley, yor kin take the paper frum
her while I hold thor pony," said Hines,
with malignant exultation beaming in
every feature of his countenance.
Finley rode toward the girl's side to do
his leader's bidding, but instantly she
transferred the receipt to her mouth aud
! shut her teeth tight together.
"Choke ther durned husHy!" roared
Hines, and again Finley approached her,
an evil glitter in his green eyes.
At that moment there was the hurried
clatter of hoof over the stony road lead
ing toward the little ford where Nnnoy
Hamlet had been stopped by the two
scoundrels, and clear voice that sent
the red blKd Sowing back into the girl'
fimr blanched cheek rang out sharply
ou the pure morning airt
"Lay one linger on that girl at yer
peril!" and Tom Hyer, with Hashing
eyes, covered tho villain with hi six
With muttered curses tho haftled
wretches fell back In surprise aud con
fusion. "Now ride, whelps!" he ordered, fol
lowing them with the weapon, "An'
keep on ndin' till yer git cl'ar out tf
Hod's country. lVm't let mo ketch yer
oikok on IVor creek cr ther Nnsho
river pollutiu' ther air with yer rotten
devilmint, or I'll shoot yor dowu llko
two ornery dogs."
They knew there was no jesting in
that tone, and they rode off. with rage
In tlieir ilark hearts, but daring not to
ntter a word, in the direction of the In
dian Territory border.
"Oh, Tom!" cried Nancy, recovering
her speech as tho defeated villains dis
appeared beyond a hill, "how did yer
ever happen erlong jtwt when yer did?"
"I come up from ther Injun nation
last night, he answered, riding np to
her side, "I was on my way back ter
ther ranch, but decided ter stay all night
In Baxter, 1 was at ther very hotel
Where ther land agent stays. Yer was
jwt ridin' out o' town as t got up. I'm
well acquainted with ther agent, an' he
told uie how yer'd happened ter lie in
Baxter. When he told me what yer'd
overheard Hines an' Finley plannin' ter
do I was afoard yer'd meet ther wheljis
an' hev trouble. So I ordered my horse
aud rid right after yer."
"I don't know what I'd done ef yer
hedu't rid up." said the girl, trying to
meet tho admiring eyes of loin Myers.
"Nanuie, yer a mighty brave girl," he I
said, trying to ptwsess himself of her
hand, "but yer uihhI soma big, honest
feller who thinks a heap of yer ter take
kivr of yer. I was thinkin' o' selliu' out
my ranch an' goin' back ter mother, but
if I could only persuado yer to bide long
with me tharou ther Noiwho I'd lie plumb
contented ter live alius out hyer on ther
"Oh, Tom!" she said, quickly with
drawing her hand, "pap's ailin' con
sid'blo, an' I must git back ter him."
"I'll ride back with ver, Nannie," Tom
declared, and they left the ford at once.
It was a very pleasant and satisfactory
ride to Tom Byers, judging from tho
glad light that shone in his blue eyes as
the young couple rodo up to the dugout
and were greeted by Adam Hamlet.
"Tom, I'm mighty glad ter hev yer
bring my lectio gal safe home. Is all
"All's well," answered Tom, warmly
shaking thesettler's hand. "Ther claim's
yer'u, an' Nannie's minor
The land question was finally decided
iu tho courts, and new settlers licgan to
Htck into the country. The league ex
citement subsided, and many of its
warmest adherents contracted with Joy
for their lauds.
Tom Byers' threats evidently had the
dtired effect ou Dick Hinea, tor soon
after the encounter at the ford he and
his gang left the country for ivirta un
known. Their places were taken by
honest settlers. Consequently no regrets
' followed them, except that some of them
j had escaped their just deserts at the
hands of th law.
Adam Hamlet cured a legal titlo to
his claim, aud in due time developed
valuable coal mines along th creek.
Tom and Nancy have a comfortable
home near tho Neosho river, and are as
happy as a well mated couple can lie
who possess oue hundred and aixty acres
of rich laud under good cultivation and
clear of all incumbrance.
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3. V. Ijiitan will present them to me, properly
vcrincti, at my ouote in iireaon , ny. i.i,'k"u.
and all pera Indebted to tin- se.11 1. V. togitu,
are Iiotllled to pay the snme at n.'ice
j . r. niAit,
Asslguoeof Kstate of .1. P. l utein.
IMieilllie lllh (!iiyof liecemlicr, Iwn.
otlcetif Appiiliitiiitiit of AilinlnlNlriitor.
Notlee Is hereby irivell that the ttnderslirned
has been appointed administrator ol the eslnie
ot Alexander Mcttarvey. deceased. All persons
having claims against said estate are notified
to present to me properly verified, st my
oiureiil irreKou t uy, t iri'Kou, w limn sia inootiis
from the dale of this notice.
Ailmlulstrator nl the estate of Ale. under
II. E Crosa, atloruey tor cstnte.
Nntlceof Appointment of Administrator.
Notice is herebv irlven that I have been ap
pointed administrator of the estulo of (lottlleh
Jacob, deceased. All persons having claims
aealiiKt said estate are notlfiud to nreseiit them
tn me, duly verified at my home In Oswego.
Oregon, within tlx mouths from tho date ot
January IS, IW J. 0. Hainss,
II. E. Cross, Administrator.
Attorney fnr Kstnle, I-IVMii
Notice of Sale of Ileal Fjitule.
Vnll.e Is hernltv irlven that ill MiraiinUCG Of
an arder the County Court of the HtiitJ of
Oregon for thel'oiinty ol Clackamas, has here
tofore duly minle iinif entered In tho mailer of
tlio esliitu of Peter Hteele, deceased, the under
signed, Ihuexeoutor of the aald entitle, will sell
at public auction, to Ihe highest bidder, for
cash, gold coin of the Hulled Htales, and sub
ject to con 11 rinn lion by sulil County Court, on
Saturday, the OTth day ol February, lwia at III
o'clock. a m., at tho Court House door, In Ore
Kon City In said County and Stato, all the rluht
title, interest and estate of the sulci Peter,
Hteele, and all th right, title and Interest Unit
said estate has, by operation of law or
otherwise, aciiilrcd otlior than or Iu iiildlllon
to that of the said Pelor Hteele at the time of
his death In mid to the certain piucnl of roil
estato situated In the County ol Clack nnaa
Ht iit of Oregon, and particularly described aa
The west half of tho northwest quarter of
section twenty-two (IM), in township two. (Hi
south, range (4) oast otitic Wlllamollu niiirlilliiu,
containing eighty (HII) acres,
Terms and conditions of aalo: Cash, gold
coin of the United Htates, teti per cent of the
purchase money to bo paid upon tho day of
snlo, balance on confirmation of telle by said
County Court. Deed at expense of pinch isor.
.1. U. McOKKW,
Eitooutnrof the estate of Peter Hioel, deceit sed
Dated Portland, Oregon, January Wml, ltW,
i e1 k.
el irm :.
Am Sin TiiHiAJ
I'uc-h !' nt iroiir uyv: II "'I " I""11"
III not wn'hil liiiinlre l l'Um mr yusr,
vien Isriie oiumiili In Iwnr,
To tin I in I.. M-iobik, A Minos, ajiii to aix
You are hereby notlfled Ihsl an application
r,. ,1... ,,.iiitno.til ol a tfiiardlnu of all Millie
I.. M..-IW' hs I. ..Ml rl I I III Ibe I . .M ii I t imrt of
ll Is. k. mi." I'oiuily. wale of oreaoii. slid will
j cone up lor lii nr ns al Ihe Court House In ore
; ou I'll v. said County and Male on Ihe Stst
1 Monday of February, A H . H"J. and It you latl
! to appear or tail to nominal a Kuardlan. such
app.illilmciil will He maoe oy in Jimiii' "i "'.oi
Court as prated for In Ihe appHcsilon on (lie.
II. .,r,l..rol JllllV V MKI.IIItl'M
ItHoUNKIU I ollllly Jutlli.
Att . I i-1
NOW K Fo It I't'lil li ATluN
Uinil Olhee at Oregon Cltv. Orepon,
IleO .11, IS'JI.
Nolle is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of bis luienlioii
to make final proof In support of bis claim, and
Ills! said prof will be made bvfont Ihe HckIs
tcraud liiMielver of the C. S baud (Htl.eat
Oregon Cltv, Oregon, ou February i law, via:
Joseph W Keiina,
Pre. II. H. No. TCi I, for Ihe n ' see 12 , 1 2
He names Ihe following wllne'ses to proof
his continuous rest.letice upon and cultivation
of, sa, land. vl; John w. Mclnlt re, lames
Ministries. Martin Hyer and Jura-en ll cetera
all of Handy 1'. 0, Clni kaltias count y. oicitolt
157 il 4. 1. A ll'Koa. ueaiBier.
NoriCK F"H l-rill.tCATlON.
Land Ollice at Oregon City, Orciem,
Jan 11, n.
S.'.l... I m l.u...l. ..I Il.ul II. r..ll..U,l.,tf.
la,., i r ,,n-..j ,.. m ...... ,. ......... ...a
named settler has filed notice of hla Intention
to make Anal proof Iu support of his claim, and
.1... ...I.I ........ f UOII I.U l..l.. I.Mf,.,.. II. A lt..l.
ter and Itecelvnr of Ihe C H. Laud otllcc al Ors
on toiy. iregou, ou siart-ii v,
O.J II. .el. ,
hmstd entry No, IVJU for tho no's of sco as, t 4 a,
IIB nnioi-s loo fiiiiiiniii, sniiv..r. ,.. i..,v
his oontliiuoiis resilience upon and cultivation
of, said laud, vll:
J. P. olseii, Wm. ('. Hushner, Tom Martin, Tom
iirnco, ail ol i.iaras r, n., i isrsaiuas in,
Oreiton. J. T Ai'i'KKsos, Kcglster.
I :-!!: IH
TIM 11 Kit LAND. ACT .ll'NF. H. l7a.-N0TICK
t'MTKn Htatks I.anii OrKitu,
Oregon I lly, Oregon, October 1, ISIU.
Notice is hereby given that in compllaiico
with Ibe provisions ol the act of Congress of
June H, l"7", entitled " An act for Ihe sale of
limber lauds In liieslales olCaliloruk, Oregon,
Nevada ami Washington Territory,"
of Portland, County of Multnomah, Hlstoof
Oregon, has this ilay filed Iu tills nlllee lilt
sworn statement No, 2Wft, for the purchase of
the c of lie1 4 11 of sc'i of sec No. 2. In town
ship Ku I north, rniigc No. II east, and will of
fer proof lo show that the land sought Is mori
valuable for lis timber or stone than for agri
cultural purposes, and to establish hia claim to
sn M lam! before the itcglster and Kccclvernf
this ollice at Oregon Cltv, "regou, ou Thursday,
the loth day of March, IH,
He names as witnesses: John CI. Hciirlct,
Then Jensen. M. Ilcno, ,los. I.lbnk, all of Purl
land, I'. O. Multnomah county, Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are rcu'iestcd lo tile their
claims Ir. Ibis ollico on or before aald 10th day
of March, lalci
12.11:2-12 J. T Al'I'KKSoN, Register.
TIMIIEK LAND, ACT JUNK a, 1H7H - NOTICE
Cnitko Htatks Lanii (limes
Oregon City. Oregon, Oct. 2H, islll,
Notice is hereby given tii'it In compliance
Willi the provisions of tho act of Congress of
Juiie.S. Ik,m, eiilltieil " All net lor the sale of
timber btinla In ihe Htates of California, Ore
gon, Nevada mid W'lshlngton Trrltorv "
Kdwiird M Riiuds,
of Oregon City, county of Clackamas,
state of Oregon, has 'his day Hied lu
this oltlce his sworn st.itcment No. 'itliit, for the
purchase of the ne1., olnw1.,, w'jj of tlwl4 of
scclloii No, :il hi t'livnship No. 1 north, range
No. II e ist, find will oiler proof to show Unit tlio
biuil soiuht is more valuable for Us timber or
stone 1 1 1 i 1 1 for Hui'lculturitl purpoaes. and to
CHinhllhh his claim to said laud buforo tho
lte.lslcr mid Keeclvcrof this ollico at Oregon
City. Or,, on I'mis'liiy, tliu ath day of March,
lie names ns wltiiest.es: Jolin W. llrnper, of
Oregon city. Clack nn is Co. Or., J. 0 lliiuimci,
Frank Alkuis. ii"n Hopkins, of llrlUiil Veil,
M it It tn mi l Ii Co. Oregon.
Any anil all cersi'tis el liming ndverselv the
above described laii'ls aro reuuested to tlio
tlieir ciniius in tins i, lilt
day of March, !U2,
I 12:11-2:12 J. T.
tliclrclnlius In litis nlllee on or beforo anlil mil