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W gewomitii Simes
INDIAN WAILIN IDAHO! tribes, number about 2,000 effective
Olliri.il Paper for Jackson. Josephine A Lake.
Nca. Pecco» Slaughtering flic Settlers
aud. Fighting the Troops!
..JUNE 23, l>77.
Col. Perry and Half his Command Slain!
NLW K.\ rtlKPUINK PROPORLI».
On Saturday last Mr. II. D. Hume,
of Ellensburg, passed through this
place on his way to San Francisco via
McCloud river, on a business trip.
Mr. Hume is the sole proprietor of the
immense sawmill at the month of
11 >gue river, and his visit this way
was partly to arrange for the delivery
ut his mill of sugar pine logs from this
country. They are rafted down Hogue
river at convenient stages of the wa
ter in that stream and are there caught
in a boom, taken from thence to the
mill and converted into lumber,-quarr
timber, etc., and shipped on his own
vessels to San Francisco and thence to
various parts of the world as the mar
ket demands. He has a line of steam
ers running regularly between Ellens
burg and San Francisco. On his pits-
ent visit he contracted for the delivery
of 1,000,000 feet of sugar pine logs.
In addition to his milling privileges
he is also chief member of a fishery
company and at this time has em
ployed about 130 hands, engaged in
c itching fish and canning them for
shipment. Another and no less im
portant item of his vi-it was to secure
co-operation of the people of this and
Josephine counties to assist him in the
construction of a pack-trail and ulti
mate wagon road from Kerbyvilie or
I)ver creek, to the mouth of Ilogue
river, a distance of probably not more
than fifty miles, over a route different
from the proposed road to Cnetco,
which will connect with his steamer
line at Ellensburg and thence establish
a direct trade-route to San Francisco
by wagon and steamer. • It is his in
tention to put two experienced moun
taineers, who are well acquainted with
the country, to viewing out a trail im
mediately on bis return, which wili be
next month. They will view out sev
eral trails, if necessary, and the most
feasible oue for a wagon road will be
adopted and a responsible committee
of our citizens will then bo asked to
go over the route and see for them
selves and report results, when, if
means can be secured, the trail, and in
time the wagon road, will be construct
ed. In the beginning of his enterpris
es at the mouth of Ilogue river, a
year or so ago, it was his intention to
have run light-draught steamers up
tiiat stream to the mouth of the Illi
nois river, but he says experiment has
demonstrated that to bo impracticable
in a profitable sense. But ho is sure
that a good wagon road can be con
structed, at a moderate expense, over
the route proposed, passable at all sea
sons of the year, and he will then fur
nish sufficient ocean transportation, by
steam and ^.»¡!, as the trade may re
quire, to relieve this valley of all the
produce it ca raise at a cheaper rate
than can be eX >ecte<l by any of the
proposed railways. lie will now car
ry all the flour our citizens can place
on the wharf at Smith river to San
Francisco for $5 per ton. It seems to
us that this is really the most reasona
ble proposition, or suggestion, that has
been offered to our citizens for provid
ing an outlet to our valley. It comes
from a practical business man of means
whose money is already invested in
large amounts in tho initial steps, and
his offers include benefits to both par
ties. Will not our Granges take this
matter into consideration and give it
the encouragement their interests
most particularly demand. He has
promised to keep us as fully posted as
possible on his individual efforts in the
matter and we shall always be pleased
to hear from and assist him all in our
¡»ower. Another object of his visit,
and one of little less importance than
the others, is the establishment of a
“hatchery,” or fish-breeding place on
Rogue river, somewhere in this val
ley—wherever the best place can lie
found. His visit io McCloud river is
alone to acquire information from the
Government “hatchery” there of how
to proceed—to obtain the results of
their experience. The “hatchery”
will te commenced this Fall. Mr.
Hume left for San Francisco on Satur
day’s stage and will be in Ellensburg
in a fortnight where he will be pleased
to correspond wLh any and all of our
citizens who feel an interest in the un
The following homestead patents
have been received at the Roseburg
Land Office: John McAllister, J.
Hackethorn, Andrew McNeil, D. P.
Mathews, Wm. Wooley, Jacob Con-
nolly, Jackson county ; David Miller,
Lewis McAllister, B. F. Sloan, Jose
I'or a long time tiouble between the
whites and a roving faction of th;* Nez
Perce Indian tribe in Idaho has been
endured. At last the disputes have
ended in blows and the indis< iiminaie
slaughter of the wlii e settlers. By
d ¡-patches to lhe <)ri ijoiii'tn we learn
that prior to tin* 18m ui’t. a difficulty
ocelli red bet ween a rancliman named
Ben. Nordoii and chief Jtt>eph’s baud,
in which a son ot J' -eph’.- and some
other Indians were killed. Ou the
18th the Indians killed Norden and
his family and had
Lad a skirmish with
some troops and settlers near Cotton-
wood creek, v.here six boldiers imd
several Indians were slain, From that
the Indians took the war pat
sequent information is thus reported
in substance by the Oregonian:
The steamer Almola, from Lewis
ton, Idaho Territory, has ju-t arrived,
and biiugs the following Indian news:
The Indians, embracing
J oseph ’ s band AND TIIE SALMON
Were assembled on Camas Prairie,
making demonstrations ot ho-li'ilie,
Friday morning news camo that Lurry
Utt and three other white men had
been killed on Salmon river, near the
mouth ot Wliite Bird ; that tho set
tlers on Camas Prairie had beevme :-o
much alarmed that they were gather
ing to Mount Idaho and
No troops were ordered upon the ro-
------- 5 --- p. . A».
m . ot Friday an In
throtigli to tin*
agency With a i letler,
letter, to thè
the effect that
tho Indians had made an a attack upon
thè x ttlers oli thè prairit J I had killed
lie Norton, shot his wife, shot Mr.
Mo »»•, badly wounded Norton's sou,
and mortaliy Wounded a Mr. jl.iy ;
had aitJckvd all the teams on the road,
and torced thè meli to aitandoli them,
aixi at thè timoot wiit ing bad pos^vs-
-I. >n of Caittas
pr.iifie, save Mount
Idaho, and were threatening an attack
upon that towe, anti
DEMANDED 1MM EDI ATE AID
To be sent to the rv»cue. Late oil
Friday evening, at 8 o’tlock, a mill-
tary force of 1U0 troops and 10 ir’viid-
ly Indians end severa! citizens left
Lapwai garrison, under coiumathi of
Colonel Ferry, fur Mount Idaho,
Various letters wi re brought through
by Indian mt— >elig
(to the *<•»••••*•'
and garrison from Mount ’dahu
Kamia, some t;t them having co.no
through since the arrival of tho troops
at Mount Idaho. Following is the
i-ub-tance : Part of the Indians had
gone to attack the settlers on the bal-
man river, and part hud gone to a for-
titled place on Cottonwood creek, ’>9-
low Chapman’s ; that Captain James
Baker, San.url Benedict, wife and
tour children, Harry Ma-on, Henry
EiitZand Warren’s expressman, Lad
been killed on Sdmoii river; that a
pack train of forty mules I..id been at
tacked near Cold Spring and two while
men—Davenport and Ouxy—killed,
and two hail-breed Indians escaped ;
that the Indians and sc I tie is were
lighting below Cnapm.tn’s. Alter tho
uirival of Colonel P. rry’ a d¡-;>.iteli
came to the ellecl
.Mount Idaho ui) Saturday muiuihg,
THE REPORTS OF ”TIE KILLED TRUE.
That the Indians Ihid gone to Salimm
river, and truops were in pursuit.
Messages from Kamia, brought by In
dian runners to the agency, siute that
29 whiles had been killed ; lii.it tiie
whites had killed While Bird,, chief of
the band, and his family, l^ewi.-dun
has an organization cd GO mer., poorly
titled for homo duty in ce-e ol emer
gency. Two companies of infantry
are expected here oi’ tiie sleainer fnmi
Wallula to night, and 25 cavalrymen
from Walla Walia to-mu.-row. Five
hundred Indians are or: Hangman
vie» k. No hostilities there yet.
»S till L ater . — The Hoops with 150
men Irom Mount Idaho encounter -d
the Indians ut the head of Wirte
Bird canyon. . The troops dismounted
and lull a few tcidiers and twenty
friendly Indians to ho’d their ponies,
the Indians opened fire upon the
troops ami the Lght’ng was continued
for some lime. The Irivndly Indians i
became alarmed, and the soldieis I
guarding the hordes could see that the
Indians were getting the best of tho
tight, and the s ddiers were retreating.
l he citizens’ Captai ), Sergeant byti,
and one soldier were known to
WHOLE HORSE GUARD OF IN-
DIANS AND WHITES RAN,
Some for Mount Idaho, and some for
Lapwai, leaving the horses to run
loose over lhe prairies, Those coming
to Lapwai never stopped till they
reached the post. Many houses on
lhe prairie were burned.
Another soldier reached the garrì-
son at 8 o’clock a . M , on lhe morning
of the 18lh from the fight. He re
THE TROOPS ON FOOT ARE SURROUND
ED BY INDIANS
In the canyon, and in a band to hand
fight Col. Perry and about one-half of
the command are said to be killed and
the remainder surrounded and fight I
ing against odds when the soldiers
left. The Indians engaged in the
fight are non-treaty Nez Perces. They,
together with the other disaffected
MENERAI» NOTEN ANI» NEWS. .
warriors. There is
A GENERAL Ul’KlSlNtF OF SAVAGES,
And the vt hole country is filled with
iilarm. The Indians are massacreing
men, women and children in Camas I
prairie, and settlers uro fleeing in all
direct ions for safety.
General Howard is now at Lewis
ton, but is powerlttss, owing to the in
adequate military force. Troops have
been ordered from a number of posts
in the department, and will.soon been
their way to the seem*. •General Me
I Jowell, in command of tile Division
of tin* Pacific, has been telegraphed,
and sp<*edy assistance > demanded.
Further and sanguinary details are
hourly expected here. Governor Chad
wick has also been applied to for arms,
Should ail the disaffected tribes of
Indians, including the non-treaty’ Nez
Perces, Cceur d’Alenes, Palouse, Spo
kane, Flathead and other scattered
bands, join White Bini and Chief Jo
seph’s warriors in common cause, it is
estimated tb'.t they can muster 2,000
warriors, if this should result, a pro
lra<le(| and sanguinary Indian war
would inevitably follow.
Gov. Chadwick has been appealed to
and will render all the assistance in
his power. Troops are being forward
ed from this Stale, Washington Terri
tory’ ami California as fast as possible.
The Indians an* brave and warlike and
well supplied with arms. The total
strength ut tho disposal of Gen. How
ard when all troops | laced under I.is
orders are concert rated will only reach
about 800, while the most reliable es.
timates place the number of Indians
nt not less than 1500.
There are ten printers in the United States
Senator Conkling, of New York, sailed
for Europe last Saturday.
In 1876 1,250,400 dogs were licensed in
England and 152,586 in Scotland.
John S. C. Abbott, the historian, died at
THAT THE STORE OF
Fair Haven, Conn., June 17th, aged 71.
The Turkish authorities have issued or
ders to slay at once every Roumanian cap
It is estimated that Oregon farmers will
(Formerly known as Glenn’s Store, on C alifornia S t .,)
this year realize not less than $9,000.000 on
Ex-U. S. Senator, I). I>. I’ratt, of Indiana, CONTAINS A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
died at Logansport in that State, on June
17th, aged 64.
General Garfield has aroused himself to
the fact that the President really didn’t have
a spoakership to giveaway.
“If it wasn’t for hope the heart wduld
break,” as the old woman said when she
buried her seventh husband.
John Hailey of Idaho, formerly of this '
valley, has vast herds of sheep. His wool
clip this year exceeds 30,000 pounds,
The Pacific Threshing Machine Works of i ND A GENERAL VARIETY OF ARTICLES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION,
Salem were totally destroyed by fire on last | » V which he offers to the public at the
Monday night. Loss not yet stated.
LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH.
For some reason, Judge llilton. manager
oftheGrand Union hotel, Saratoga, has for
bidden the admission of Jews thereto.
A London newsboy carried a §2,COO dia
mond in his pocket for a month or two, be
fore he was aware of tho value oi the little
In columbus, Ohio, a staunch Republican
has been heard to speak contemptuously of ®SF The HIGHEST PRICES paid for WOOL, BIDES and PRODUCE,
the “Southern policy” as “boiled crow with
Stage robbing seems to be a pastime
among tho roughs of California. No less
Neus by Yesterday"» Mall.
than five cases are reported in the last week,
THE EXTENSIVE STOCK OF
The tight bet.'(cn the soldiers and settlers
occurring at widely separated points.
at*..’ ilieNez l’( roe indian.« occurred nt the
The class of 1SS0 ot Princeton College,
mouth:,! White Bird, about 60 miles from
Yoik, numbering nearly 100 young
Lew >st on.
suspended an l driven out of the
1 here were about 125 Indians in the fight
18th, for “bulldosing” new
w hile others were pillaging the houses of
settlers and murdering them. At last ac
Noting the final transfer of the treasurer’s
counts 30 or more settlers had been killed
ami about 66 men are reported killed or books <it South Carolina to the new treas
missing in the fight. The troops lied al urer, the Columbia Beftister rejoices th ;t a
WILL IJE SOLD AT
most at the first !:re and were pursued7]!» cesspool ot corruption and fraud has been
miles by the savages, who I fought them dried up forever.
every lime they made a stand. Col. l’erry
The ex-Qnoon of Spain has appealed to
was left with only 20 men to fight his way the Pope to use his influence to prevent her
out of a canyon, It is thought the Indians, son, King Alfonso, from marrying a non-
accompanied by numbers joining them, Catliolie princess. “Uneasy lies the head
FOR CASH ONLY.
will aim !<r Walla Walla or Willowa Val- that wears a crown.”
ley and troops are hi’rrving to intercept
Ben Marshall and J. Fleming got into a
them. Ji, e-.h boasts < that ho can wh p all
religious discussion and then into a fight at rpiIF.RF. IS ON U.ÏND A VERY LARGE
tlm soldiers at L: .apwai and Walla Walla
Eureka, Nev., Ji:no 13th. Fleming got 1. assortment of
/hurt the worst in the fight, and the Court NAIRS,
A subscription was started in Portland for / T will settle the religious part.
the assistam-t* of (lie beleagured and 82,3s.y
On the corner of Oreuon and Jackson Sts.,
. as raised in a few hours, The blame o/
Sitting Bull has been interviewed on
opposite Oud Fellow’s Hall,
the outbreak is laid ?!t ilie dour of tlJ* British soil, where ho tied a few weeks ago.
.eiits on the Lapwai reservation.
He has a band of about 1,000 renegade
him aixl says he
<41 I VI Cheyennes
4.4' Jl 4.Y COJfMirTF.E.
As also everything usually kept in the store.
there. . Good.
The General Committee of Arrange New England undertakers are reducing
ments met U-t Monday evening at the their rates, hoping thereby to increase their
The agency of the Rubber Paint still
business. “Nothing mean” about them.
M. E. Church, Dank Crotiemiller in In this placo they are in too big luck to get continues.
Manufacturing done as heretofore.
WITH AN ENTIRE
the Chair and Mrs. Ply male Secretary, anyone to bury to put up any jobs on dead
C.*W. KAHLER, Administrator.
The finance committee reported They are crowding along with the Cor
and Yaquiua Bay railroad, and have I n M asonic B uilding , O regon
S2<»5 subscribed, and subs?rlptiuu still ! vallis
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
procured cheap and novel assistance from
I Indians, who propose to work a-month for I
On motion it was decided to have a their “grub” and leave of removal from the I
car of little girls to represent the sev reservation for that time.
rnilE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY DE-
The body of John Wilkes Booth was ta 1 sires to announce to the public that he
eral States and R. S. Dunlap, Mrs. ken from its first burial place in Washing
is now prepared to ¡ill all orders tor cakes
Giannini and Mrs. Shipley, were ap ion City, by his relatives, and reburied in of every description, such as wedding cakes,
Groenmount Cemetery, Pittsburg, Pa., after cakes for par!ies, wine cakes ; also brown
pointed a committee on car.
I and rye bread, ginger snaps and crackers.
('omtidltee on grounds reported in full identification by his brother and others, Takes orders on exchange. Prices reasona
I ble and satisfaction guaranteed.
favor of the iower grounds in Bybee’s and now lies buried there.
.K-iT Fresh bread everv dav.
The Chamberlain Administration in South
W m .‘ KREUZER.
grove, but after a lengthy discussion Carolina
paid $250,000 for public printing
the affirm alive voters moved to recon which the Hampton Government gets done
New Ecot nnd Shoe Store,
ter $10,000. This is enough to start the
sider at our next meeting.
C alifornia S treet ,
The several committees not being heart of ex-Governor Hayes to bleeding
afresh for the poor black man.
prepared to report, the committee ad
Oregon. HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES.
On the 12th the thermometer at Vallejo,
journed to meet Wednesday evening Cal., stood at 105 in the shade, the hottest
at 8 o’clock, sharp.
day ever experienced there. Tho Govern
AVING PERMANENTLY LOCATED
ment had a number of hands employed on
The Committee ro-as^oinbled
in Jacksonville, the undersigned re
spectfully informs the public that he is
the Monitor Monaduock who were forced
Thursday evening and chose the fol
to quit as the temperature in the hold was prepared to do all kinds of work in the boot
and shoe making line. Satisfaction guaran
lowing officers : Orator, Rev. J. li. only 300 degrees.
N. Bell ; Reader of Declaration, A man named Garner was confined in his
Lewis Ross ; Ch ipl tin, Rev. M. A. call in the jail at Rockwell, Texas, under
LAND FOR SALE
Hardware, Cutlery and Crockery,
Williams; Marshal, E. I). Foudray.
of his wife the day and night before his ex rpiTE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
Tiie procession will form at the ecution.
When the jailer called for him to i sale 240 acres of choice agricultural land,
Court House, under the direction of ascend the gallows he found Garner and his 175 acres under fence, situated in Josephine
county, Oregon. For information, enquire
ETC ., ETC.
the Marshal, at half past 9 o'clock.
wife both (lead by poison, which she took of John Bolt, Applegate, or at the residence
LA FAYETTE ALLEN.
[The programme of proceedings will to jail in her mouth.
Come and See and be Convinced
BOOTS & SHOES, HATS, GROCERIES,
LADIES’ FANCY GOODS,
LADIES’ MISSES’ & CHILDREN’S HATS trimmed by Mrs. Brentano
NEW GOODS ! NEW PRICES !
HARDWARE, TINWARE, ETC.,
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES !
DRY-GOODS, FANCY GOODS,
be given in next issue.]
The location and drawing for booths
will take placo on the grounds at 4
o’clock, P. M., on Monday next, June
Those who desire stands are
hereby notified to be ¡»resent.
l’lie “Plug Uglies” and “Skidmore
Guards” will appear and give special
entertainments during the day.
A ball will bo given in the evening
at tho Social Club Rooms.
The Oregon Pioneers held their
Fifth Annual Reunion at tho Fair
Grounds near Salem, on tho 15th and
16th of this month. Hon. John Min
to was tlie Chairman and Rev. L. II.
Judsi . acted as Chaplain. Tho an
nual address was delivered by Hon.
Elwood Evans and is pronounced a
master effort. About five thousand
people were in attendance and a flue
time was enjoyed.
Portlaud Cily Election.
The city election of. Portland oc
curred Monday last and resulted in
the choice of a mixed ticket, with a
Republican for Mayor and the re
mainder of the ticket evenly divided
between Democrats and Radicals.
When lately tho Admiral introduce:! the
royal cadet, Prince Henry, second son of
the Crown pri: ee of Germany, to the offi
cers of his ship, ho said that the ’.‘rinco is
the first of the dynasty who has entered tho
naval -erviee, a.id that his doing so proved
lhe Emperor’s intention to put tho army
and navy on a perfectly equal footing.
Intenso excitement prevails in France
and a dissolution of the Government is im
minent. It seems to have its origin in the
supposed attemjit of President MacMahon
to usurp imperial authority, lie has de
manded a dissolution of the Chamber of
Deputies, or French House of Representa
tives, and is resisted by the Republicans.
They came nearly to blows a few days ago
and arrests have been made of high otficials
who are supposed to be conspiring against
Andrew Jackson Davis, the spiritualist,
says that, on January 15, 1877, he had “a
telescopic clairvoyant view” of the planet
Jupiter, and was able to observe the inhab
itants. He adds : “My attention was sud
denly attracted to a massive assmblage of
men and children, walking about beneath a
bright sky, and performing peculiar acts ;
the majority of the host walking in an in
clined position, and very many of them
actually using their hands also in accom
plishing locomotion. And yet, compared
with the bodily appearance of many tribes
on earth, their physical forms were exceed
ingly handsome, and their intelligence was
quite spiritual and commanding.” He was
informed—he does not tell how—that theso
people were engaged in a religious cere
ROOMS TO LET.
Which will bo sold CHEAPER than tho
CHEAPEST in the State.
POOMS TO LET ON REASONABLE
1A terms. Either furnished or unfur
nished—to suit the applicant. Apply to
Mrs. Griggsby, residence on Oregon street,
just north of Fisher A Caro’s store._______
HEREBY OFFER A REWARD OF
five hundred dollars, payable in U.S.
gold coin, tor tho arrest and conviction of
the person or persons who murdered my
brother, Gee (’how, on Jackass creek on the
night ot March 24, 1877.
u. s. PIANO COMPANY,
NEW YORK CITY, N. Y
Make One Style and Have
But One Price.
To all who are suffering from the errors
and indiscretions ot youth, nervous weak
ness, early decay, loss of manhood, etc., 1
will send a recipe that will cure you, FREE
OFt’HARGE. This great remedy was dis
covered by a missionary in South America.
Send a self-addressed envelope to the Rev
Joseph T. Inman, Station 1), Bible House,
F you want a No. 1 home-made Riilo or
first-class Shotgun, go to
Ropes, Carpenters’ and Wagon
Maker’s Tools for sale by
No Agents. No Discounts
SEND FOR ILLUSTRATED CIRCULAR
O you want protection ? Buy a Pistol or
D Knife, or both, of JOHN MILLER.
IL, Whetstones. Tape and Chalk Lines
FLOURING MILL, ONE RUN OF
burrs, good water power, favorably lo
O for sale at
in Kerbyvilie. For particulars, ad
4 N elegant assortment cf
lk tie Cutlery for sale by
Pocket and Ta dress
J. B. SIFERS,
Kerbyvilie, Josephine county, Oregon.
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