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VOL. 1. NO. 10.
He Grant County lis.
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.AT TO! INKY AT LAW.
Ca.yox City, Ort:con.
M. L. OLMSTK.Vn,
ATTORN1 KY AT LA W,
Ca.nyo:; City, Orkco.v,
Will attend to all l::-:al wsinkss.
Land and mining claims a speciality.
Olfita1 om Yat-hiiigoiu StriM-t. 1 1 tf.
(JED. P. (VRRKY,
Canyon City, O nut son.
M. Dust in,
Attorney at. Law,
Can von Citv. Oregon.
P. C. HOUSLKY, M D.
G uaduati: or the imvk::s:tyof penx
gylvanit, April S, LS7S.
Canyon Ci'y, Oivgon.
. Office in his )nii; Store, ;v?nn
Street Ordo-s for Drugs promtly filled.
No profe-sional patronage solicited
unlKs? directions ate s'ric'lv followed
.T. V. HOWARD, M. 1).,
Cakyon City. Chant Co., Okegon.
0. M. DGTSON, M. D.,
N. H. BOLEY.
D 3 NT T I S T,
j?;-Dental Itooais, Opposite the Methodist
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. IIAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
J. H.PEUERBAO H,
Fashionable Barb er,
WASHINGTON ST., oppoeito Citj Brewery.
HAIR CUTTING-, SHAVING,
AND RAZORS HONED
With ibo utm st Ek.il! and care.
The best of Milk furnished to
the citizens of Canyon City ev
ery mo'-ning, by the gallon or
quart; at .reasonable rales.
P. C. Sels.
OFFER ED BY
Phil. Metsclivan & Co.
M. S. HELLMAN.
Having purchased the entire
and vell assorted Stock of Gen
eral Merchandise of M. S. Hel
man, in September last, and we
bcinir tlicn desirous to wind
up.tlie business as speedily as
posssible. avc have been selling
AT O0ST EVER SINGE.
AYe are now dc.ermined more
than ever to settle up our bus
iness at once, and herebv ofler
To our Patrons and the Public Gener
ally, which b-.' greatly to their Interest.
, to C:m.., ICxamice and Pri e our Goods
before j iure?:is: el-c'.vh"iv.
PH IL. JvU-rraCHAN & n.
Omyon City, Qgm, April 10, 1870.
WOOLSSY Sc HOUSMAN",
CANYON CITY, OREGOMT.
"1. n A is "implied with pure WTitrs and
Liinr3, 1) -r. A'e, JJittrrs imd Ciirary.
FIXL iULLtARD TABLES
Tn the SiSovn. Sft-Oivo U3 a raU.
1. 11. wood.
j w. CHURCH
WOOD & CHURCH",
CORRAL, and PEED STABLE.
Good bucr.sr teams and nice
Saddle horses furnished at all
hours of the day or night, at
reasonatflc prices. Particular
attention paid to boarding and
uooiniiiii; transient stock.
On Main nnd Waehingtoa Sts., Canyon Citv,
BAKER CITY ADVESTISEMEN
Walcliinaker and Jeweler,
BAKER CITY, OREGON'.
AH work flnno promptly, anil warrontcd to
ivc eati(factior.. Has onDPtnatly on hca a
tu! 8Dd complete dock -f WatohC', Clocks and
.lftwfiln. for sulfi Choan for Cn.h. All eoods
warrcated as reprej-itite.l. Wntclics and all j
other ar ic.c sent for ropairs any bo loft wiih
. . 1. r 1; '
b. U.poerrt, wao will uttona to lonvar.uog .
A. D. ELMEK.
JAlvh,K UlTY, OULUy.N, lu.u, (jf u bo,,y of miHtia, suddenly call
CIGAR M ANUFAOTOliY, fad for the defense, of the settlers.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Tobacco and Smoking Articles,
T. C. HYDE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Baker City, Oregon.
Office corney of Court Avenue and
Haines & Lawrence,
Attorneys txt ILxccr ,
BAKER CITY, OREGON.
WiM practice at la v in all courts I'm 0 egon
1 and Idaho.
CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JLTNE
THE BURGLAR AND THE EDITOR.
A burglar climbed into an editor's
!N"eedy and poor was he;
Aod he saw in the diin unccrtiin,
With lftH as lonj as the stem of a
A pair of trowgers; "I'll just freeze
He chucdcled, with fiendish glee.
He lifted them up from the back of
Lightly they hung on his arm;
They weiv the editor's only pair,
Thinner than gossamer everywhere:
Oh, but the km.'es were worn and
Good clothes when the weather is
All over the room he seurohed in
There was no more to find;
There was no sign of soidid gain,
No passing dr.ps from a golden rain.
Only the wealth uf the sleeper's
The pe 'UC of the editor's mind.
He turiK-d his btck on that happy
Thoughtfully heftinj; those pants;
Out of the window he ciutiouly
He e nptied the pocketa 1 broken
A stunp of a, pencil, a minu-orint
Atiswen d his wtrchinir "lanep.
He started; Lho tears flaslicd into
lie luaneil up against the fnc-;
A look of pi'ying, mute surpii.-o
S ifteiml his lace; he stififil hia cries,
lie lookc't ai'i his s.vaj, and measured
Value about nine cents.
lu'o his jackets, his own, he went
And he dragged oui a ten do lar hill;
And he hastilv crammed it, cerv
Into tl:e editu's pockt, and bent
'J'he troupers into a wad and sent
Them over the window s;il-
Then on to a wealthiei house he
"T.va.s a charity well bestowed."
Ho said to himself; and when night
hud flu I,
And the eJitor roio from his virtu
And found the money, he whittled
and sai l,
"Well, I am e-?entially Mowed!"
Reminiscence of the Indian r,
BY 1 1 0 N. .1. W. NKSMITII.
Fro m the West Shore.
During the month of August, 182;),
the dillerent tribes of In liaiu inhabit
ing the llngue river valley, in Southern
OiVin, suddenly aHsuued a hostile at
titude. They murdered muny settlers
and mhrers, and burned neirly all the
buildings tor over a hundred miles
uj )M1r til ! m.lio traveh'd route, extend-
, (,.,.,,,.,...,.- nn fl,,, nnr,l. !t
southernly direction to the .Siskiyou
mountains. Outieral Line, at that
time being in the Itogue river valley,
at. the rouuest of citizens assumed coti-
VJaptain a men, 01 tiie regular army,
and Col. John E. Ross, of Jackson
county, joined General L me and served
under his command Old Joe, John
and Sam were the principal leaders of
the Indians, aided by such young and
vigorous warriors as George and Liin-
The Indians ciMlected in a large body
and retreated northward in (he direc
tion of the Umpqua. Gen. Laue made
a vigorous pursuit, and on the 2dth of
August overtook and attacked the foe
in a rough, mountainous and heavily
timbered region upon Evaus resko.
The Indians had fortified their en-!
campment by fallen timber, and being
well supplied with arms and auiuiti
tion, nude a vigorous resistance. In
an at'emp to charge through the brush
Gen. Lane was sh it through thr; arm,
aifd Captain Alden received a wound
fiom which he never fully recovered.
Sevtral others of the attacking party
were wounded, s )ne of whom subse
quently died of their injuries. Capt.
Pleasant Armstrong, an old and re
spected citizen of Yamhill county, was
shot through the heart and died in
stantly. The Indians and white were so
close together that they could easily
converse. The most of them knew
General Ltne, and when they found
that he was in command of the troops,
they called out to "J e Lane'' ai d
a-kcd him to come into their camp to
arrange some terms fur a cessation of
hostilities. The General, with more
courage than discretion, in his wounded
condition, ordered a cessation of hos
tilities and fearlessly walked into the
hostile camp, where he saw many
woundfd Indians, together with sev
eral who wore dead and being burned
t) keep them from fal'ing into the
hands of the enemy, which clearry
demonstrated that the fndians had got-
ten the worst of the fight.
long eoofiMvnce it was finallv
that there should be a cessation of hos
tilities and that both parties should re
turn to the neighborhood of Table
Rock, on the notth t-ide of the Kogue
river valley and that an armistice
should exist until Gen- Juel Palmer,
thin Superintendent of Indian Affairs
for Oregon, could be sent for, and that
a tivaty &iiou:l be urgoiiitod with t!ie
Uuitfd States authorities, iu which all
grievances should be adjusted between
the parties. iJth whites and Indians
marched back slowly over the same
trail, encumbered with their wounded,
each patty keeping a vigilant watch wf
the other. General Lane eucainpel n
Kogue river, while the Indians selected
a strong and almost inacceil hi posi
tion, high up and just under tne pi r
I eudieular cliffs f Table llock, to
await the arrival of Superintendent
Palmer and Agent Colvcr.
At the commencement of hostilities,
the people of Kogue rivi r valley were
sadly deficient in aims and amunition,
many of the settlers and millet s having
traded their arms to the Indiana, who
were much better armed and equipped
fbr war than their white neighbors.
The rifle and revolver had di-placed
the bow and arrow and the war club
with which the native was armed when,
the writer of this knew and fought
them in li4S.
General Lane and Capt dn Alden, at
the commencement of the outbreak hVl
sent au express to Governor George LN
Curry, then Secretary and acting Gov
emor. M-rjor Kains of the 4th TJ. S.
infantry, commanding the district, with
headquarters at Kurt Vancouver, was
called iqion to supply the threatened
settlers with arms and amunition.
Major Kains responded to the calls for
arms and amunition, but was deficient
in tro ips to escrt them to their des
tiuation at the seat of war. Governor
Cuiry at once authorized the writer to
raise seven ty-fivo men and escort the
arms to the threatened settlements.
The escorr. was som raised in the town
of Salem and marched to Albany,
wdiere it waited a cjuple of days for the
arrival of Second Lieutenant August
Y. Kautz, in charge of the wagons with
rifles and cartridges, together with a
twelve pound howitzer and a good sup
ply of fixed amunition. Kautz was
then-fresh from "Vjst Point and this
Was his first campaign. lie subse
quently achieved the rank of Major
General and rendered good service dur
ing the 'date no pleasantness" with the
South, anl is now Colon A of the 8lh
U. S. infantry.
After a toilsome aarch, draggtn
TERMS: $3. PER YEAR.
the howitzer and other materials of war
through the Umpdu i cihyon, and up
nnU down the nouutain trails, mado
slipperv by recent rain?, we arrived at
Gen. L?:ne's encampment on Kogue
river near the subsequent s:lo of Port
Lane, on the Sth d ay of September.
On the same day Capt. A.J.Smith,
since tint distinguished General Smith
of the Union army, arrived at head
quarters with Company C, lirst dra
goons. The accession of Capt. Smith's
com puny and my own. gave Gen. Lano
a force sufficient to cope with the ene
my, then supposed to be about 700
strong. The encampment of the Indi
answas still on the side of the moun
tains of which Table llock forms the
turn it, an! at night we on Id plainly
see their .campfiiv, while they could
look directly down on u. The wholo
command was anxious and willing to
fight, but General L me ha I pledged
the Indians that an effort should be
made to treit for peace. Superintend
ent Palmer and Agent Culver were on
the ground. The armistice had not yet
expired, and the 10th was fixed for the
time of the council. On the mornin"
of that day Gen Lano sent for me and
desired me to go with him to the coun
cil ground, inside the-Indian eucamp
ment to act as interpreter, as I was
master of the Chinook jargon. I asked
the General upon what terms and
where we were to meet the Indians.
He replied that the agreement was
that the meeting should take place
within the encampment of the enemy;
and that he should be ajco upanied by
ten other men of his own selection, un
armed. Against these terms I pro
tested, and told the General that I hud
traversed that cuun ry live years before
and fought those snne Indians; that
th"y were notoriously treacherous, and
in early times ha-j ear.ied ths designa
tion of "Rogues," by never p2iuitting
a white man to escape with his scalp
when once within the:r power; that I
knew them better than he did, and t hat
it was criminal folly for e'even unarm
ed white men to place themselves vol
untarily within the power of 700 well
argued hostile Indians, in their own
secure encauioment. I reminded him
that I was a soldier in command of a
company of cavalry and was niady to
obey his orders to lead my men into
action or to discharge any soldierly'
dutv, no Dart of which wis to go into
the enemy's camp as an unarmed in
terpreter. The General listened to my
protest and replied that he had fixed
upon the terms of meeting the Indiaus
and should keep his word, and if I was
afraid to go, I could remain behind.
When he put it upon that ground I
responded that I thought I was as lit
tle acquainted with fear as he was, and
that I would accompany him towhat
I believed would be our slaughter.
Concluded next week.J
The D. Q. M. General of the military
Division of the Pacific, Depirtment of
California, invites proposa's fbr the
delivery at Fort McDermit of 400
cords of lnrd wo ul, 132,000 pounds of
barley, 100,000 pounds of hay, and
55,000 pounds f straw. Also fbr the
delivery at Fort McDermit or Wiune
tnucea of .1,000,000 pounds of Kocky
Mountain coal. Proposals will be
received at the office of the Post Quar
termaster for these supplies until noon,
Tuesday, June 10th. Blank forms of
proposals may be had from the Post
Quartermaster. Silver State,
Military Order. First Lieuten
ant Fid ward B. Rheem, 21st infantry;
2d Lieutmant Sol. E. Sparrow, 21sc
infantry; 2d Lieutenant Abler Pick
ering 2d infantry, are detailed as mem
bers of the Board of Ofiicirs convened
by virtue of speeial orders No. 32, par
agraph 1, current series, from these
headquarters, vice the,-officers therein
named, who are hereby relieved.
"Mother, I came home to die with
dyspepsia! but am all right now; Pfun
d r's Bbod Purili r cured me,"