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6rd7 Co. News.
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Co. Judge. . . . .
School Sujit. . .
.. N. It. Maxcy.
J. T. Mnel
........ . l. Hail.
J T. A. Mclunnon
( T. II. Meador
J. II. Neal
A. C. Do re
. . . M. D. Cameron
If F. Dodsou
Stock Inspector T. H. Curl
D- l t,, i , f L. B. Iaon
G. V. Wallsr
Disr. Attorney M. I. Clifford
ORR, M. D.
Canyon City, Ogn.
Office on Main Street in Room a formerly occu
pied l) Dr. Howard.
R. G. W. BARBER
Physician A Surgeon.
Canyon City .... Oregon.
Frtnrlv of Iowa, has located here, and will
attend I'rflfufi'iuual cull day or night.
VS. OlB opi-jhlte News Office.
II. ISO LEY.
3D ax "tie
Office in City Hotel.
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
E. A. Knight,
XJ 3D INT 113 11.
From The Dalles, has permanently
located at John Day City.
ALL WOBS WAERANTED.
J A. SWEER,
Cany C Oregon.
PahRISII k Coz.vn.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Canyon City, Oregon.
P B. HINEARSON, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
FRAIRIE CITY - Qrcg p-
i LAY TOD HUNTER.
Bills, Notes, and Acounts.
Canyon City, Oree
AH bHMe entrtictcil it M ere wil receive
prompt ntfutixn. n'i'l H tnonry will be paid
ax I mi cjMceUtl.
Prairie City - - - Oregon.
Also Agent for the sale of School
i rioe jod ft
i n ii n n
CJJVY0JV CITY, Or.
PRAIRIE CITY, OR.
J. TP. BATES, Proprietor.
The Culinary Department is in charge of Competent and hx enenccd
Cooks, who spare no labor to do honor to '.he palates of the Public.
In Connection with this Popular Hotel in at all tunes supplied with
the Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
S3T SAMPLE ROOMS FOR COMMF.KCtAL TRAVELERS. Jg
CANYON CITY . . OR CON
Office at the court nouse.
g S. DENNING.
Attorncj'-a UJax vr.
Long Creek - - Oregon
J J McCULLOUGH
Canton City - - Oreo ox
tJirOffice with M. D. Clifford &t
LhwI fillniM and CollTtlcns promptly nttcr.
dfd to. Iefd nnd Mort-aiios drawn, and
W. A. WlLBIIIRK.
. Nat. HrixoK.
WILSHIRE & HUDSON
Attorneys at Law
LAKEVIEV,' AND MFRNS. OREGON.
Will practice in the Clrcnit Court at Canjon
City, and before thcU. S. Land Office at Lr.ke
view. Any busInM in the Land Office entrusted to ns
will receive the most prompt attention.
t3BT Land cases solicited.
F. C 1I0RSLEY,M. D.
Graduate of the University or
P "NNSYLVAMA, April 8, 1 SIS.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Oiltce in hisDrugStore, Main Si t ent
)rders for Drugs promptly filled.
No professional patronnge solicted j
ml jss directionsarostrietlvfollowei
Propri 3t )i !' r-'i
JohnDay Mk Rancf
Fresh milk delivered daily to
my customers in John Day and
Canyon cities. Give mc your or
ders. J- Oliver.
Jewett & Tracy Proprietors.
Stage leaves Canyon City with tho
U. S. Alail at 4 a. m. on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, and nr
rivoB Monday, Wednesday nnd
Canyon City, Oregon,
GROTH .J- THOMPSqJS'
Traveling men will find this a I
pleasant and desirable place at ;
which to stop.
Give us n Cnll
BAKER'S VITAL RECEW ERATO
MERVE TOHIU removes all conscMuenoca
4lr and Bzcen; renews tuM i ' '. rT, couraco and tU
f j-onth. Cure Tnaknatuof taind and bo4j:Ierri
ahMtr. 8pinal Exhaation. Lot Manhood, etc
otrerfol nnrroon icviiromUir nnd rtotoratlTB. 1 or
ton fi i. BAKER Rl:X CO. Hoi 101. UuSalo, VL
CITY, GRANT COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 31,1888.
tniewwii i ii in mi ii i hi ii
Co. Trev'. Offlo.
Old PostOffice Building.
Eegers Smith's PUtei Ware,
WATCHES, JEWELRY, CL'TLEltT
Optical 6coe a.ni Stfctioacry.
.citlit-c:irt:oji re 'tiled it PnVii'her't rate for
all the lu:.dit!? Paptrs at.d Mnjaine pnbliiluH
in the Unit, d SUim.
BAKER CITY FULL ROLLER
Littleton & Palmer Bros.
Try our Flour nnd become con
vinced that it is Firt-c!aes in er
ery prticu ir.
Ordcro From b. Clxtaao Promptly
Hoot or Shf aid ie- nrder, er neatly
All Work Wn.rrn.ntad rirt-cl..
OANYO.X CUT . . . Oregon
Hugh Smith, prop'r.
A Full BtHck of tU I'crt f Wines and
T.'ic Rft dfrariinthe .Market.
A trlttiy orderly hfnse conducted
V3 -Cr.ll Affa'n- V'
TUCKER cj- CARSON'S,
Where you en v I a 'r'nk pf the pnref t Winn
and Liquor;, or smoke a god Clgsr.
mnm mown push
Are t ft ! .r: til Mat, Wrt karii
more pmdnetiTa ssi ytari tvr orps.
i xsK ru.rirsTu.TSw xtalouub
Mill. BSTT'l toe n.
; X. X- KA.T As OQ., J
h InjfereoH'8 Tribute.
Thirty-live hundred people
in the Academy of Music in the
city of Albany, N. Y., May 9th,
listened to an oration by Col.
Ivobert Ingersoll to the memory
of Hoscoc Cohkling, nnd one
fourth as many more besieged
the barred doors, while many
climbed to the roof and peered
through the sky-lights. The
ceremonies wcFemfdcr 2he aus
pices of the senate and assem
bly. Col. Ingersoil said, in sub
stance: Jioscoe Conkling
great man, orator, statesman,
lawyer, distinguished citizen of
the public in the zenith of
his fame and power, has reached
his journey's end, snd we are
met here in the city of his birth
to pay our tribute to his worth
and work. He earned and held
a proud position in public
thought. He stood for hide
pendente, for courage, and
above all for absolute intem'itv.
and his name was known and
honored by many millions of
fellowmen. In the presence of
death, a good man judges as he
would be judged. He knows
that men are only fragments;
that the yreatcst walk in shad
ow, and that faults and failures
mingle with the lives of all. In
the grave should be buried prej
udices and passions born of con
flict. Charity should hold the
scales in which are weighed the
decdsof men. Peculiarities, traits
born of locality and huriound
his, these are but the dust of
the race; these are incidents,
drapery, clothes, fashions, that
have nothing to do with the
man, except to hide his charac
ter. They are clouds that cling
to the mountains. Time gives us
clearer vihion; that which was
merely local fades away. "Words
of envy are forgotten, and all
there is of sterling worth re
mains. He who was called
partisan is called patriot. For-
tunate is that nation
enough to know the great.
How poor this world would
be without its graves, without
the memories of its mighty
dead. Only the voiceless speak
forever. Intelligence, integrity,
and courage are the great pillars
that support the state. Above
all, the citizens of a free nation
should honor a brave and inde
pendent man, a man of stainless
integrity, of will and intellect
ual force. Such men areAtlas
ses on whose shoulders rest the
great fabric of the republic.
Flatt.-icrs, cringers, crawlers
and time-scrveis are dangerous
citizens of a republic. They
who gain applause and power
by pandering to the mistakes,
prejudices and passions of the
multitude aro tho enemies of
Most people are slaves of
habit, followers of custom, be
lievers in the wisdom of the
past, and were it not for the
brave and splendid 6ouls, the
dust of the antique time would
lie unswept, and mountanous
error be too highly heaped for
truth tj overawe. Custom is a
prison, locked and barred by
those who long ago were dust,
the keys of which are in the
keeping of the dead.. Nothing
is grander than when a strong,
interpid man breaks the chains,
levels the walls, and breasts the
many headed mob. like some
oreat cliff that mocks the in-
numerable billows of th . sea.
The po itician hastens to agree
with the majority, insists that
their prejudices is patriotism,
and their ignorance wisdom.
Not that he loves them, but be
cause he loves himself. The
statesman, the real reformer,
points out the mjstakes of the
multitudes, attacks the prejudi
ces of his countrymen, laughs
at their foilicB, denounces their
cruelties, enlightens and enlarges
their minds and consciences.
Not because he loves himself, but
because he loves and serves right,
and wishes to make his countrv
great ftnu free-giy-rcftfgft
to stoop, who cannot be bribed by
the promises of success, of fear of
failure, who walks in the high
way of right and disaster, and
stands erect, is the only victor.
When real history phall be writ
ten by the truthful and the wise,
those who have bore thf burden
of defeat, who earned and kept
their self-respect, who would not
bow to man or men, for place or
powers, will bear upon then
brows the laurel mingled with
Roscoe Conkling was a man of
superb courage. lie not only
acted without fear, but he had
lhlt fortitude of soul that bears
U1C C0Il6t'!ces oi a course pur
1 .. - ii ..i t i tr
sued without complaint. He was
charged with being proud. The
charge was true. lie was proud.
Ills knees wore as inflexible as
the "unwedgable and gnarled
oak." Hut he av:is not vain.
Vanity is the vine that twines
the willow; that bends with every
breeze. Pride is the oak that
defies every storm. One is weak
ness; the other is strength.
This imperious man. entered
public life in the dawn of refor
mation, at a time when the coun
try needed men of pride, of prin
ciple and courage. The institu
tion of slavery had poisoned all
the springs of power. Heforethis.
ambition fell upon its knees; pol
iticians, judges, clergymen and
merchant princes bowed low and
humbly with their heads. Slav
ery was the bond and pledge of
peace, of the Union and of na
tional greatness. The temple of
American liberty was finished,
and the auction block wrb the
corner stone. It is hard to con
ceive of the utter demoralization
of the political blindness and hp-,
morality, of the patriotic dishon
es y, of the cruelty and degreda
tion of a people, who supplement
ed the incomparable Declaration
of Independence with the fugitive
slave law. Think of the honored
statesmen of that ignoble time
who wallowed in this mire, ami
decorated with dripping filth, re
ceived the plaudits of their fel
low men. The noble, really pat
riotic men were victims of mobs,
and the shameless were clad in
robes of office.
At last the conflict came. The
hosts of li'nt and darkness pre
pared to meet upon the fields of
war. The question was present
ed: "Shall the republic be slave
or free?" The Republican party,
which had triumphed at the
polln, retreated in the presence
of rebellion. Hoping to avoid
war, they were willing that slav
ery should become immortal.
An amendment to the constitu
tion was proposed, to the effect,
that no subsequent amendment
should ever be made that in any
way should interfere with the
right of man to steal his fellow
men . This, the most marvelous
proposition ever submitted to a
congress of civilized men, receiv
ed in the house an overwhelming
majority, and the necessary two
thirds in the senate. The Re
publican party, in the moment of
his triumph, deserted evory prin
ciple for which it had so gallant
ly contended, and with trembling
hands of fear, laid its convictions
upon the altar of compromise.
The old guard, numbering but
sixty-five in the house, siood firm
as the 300 at Thermopylae.
Thaddcus Stevens refused to
kneel. Owen Lovejoy refused to
; surrender; and on the edge of been settled upon the fields of
j disunion, in the shadow of civil J war. lie knew thoao crytalia
1 war, with the :ir filled with tinnq nf r,.,w., ji
' . UUila oi Common sorter t hno
sounds of dreadful preparation,
while the Republican party was
retracing its steps, Roscoe Conk-
ling, voted no.
This puts a wreath of glory on
his tomb. From that vote to the
last moment of his life he was
flirt nlniinlnn s f V f C?t.i t-ts-kl
auu siaiwarin irom mat moment
he stood in the front rank. lie
swervcu. lie uameu ior lire, lor
the rights of slaves, the dignity
of labor, and the liberty of all.
He guarded with a father's care
me rignts oi the hunted, hated
and despised. lie attacked the
savage statutes of the reconstruct
ed states with a torrent of invec
tive, scorn and execration. He
was not satisfied until the freed
man was an American citizen,
clothed with every civil right;
until the constitution was his
shield; until the ballot was his
svorJ. Others wavered, but he
stood firm. Some were false, but
lie was proudly true, and fearlees
Iv faithful unto death.
Nothing can be grander than
to sow seeds of not Ie thoughts
and virtuous deeds, to liberate
the bodies and souls of men, to
earn the grateful homage of a j t.lusion. He filled the stage; he
race, and then, in life's last shad-1 sftd lied the eye; the audience
owy hour, to know and feel that ' v..s ,
the historian of liberty will be j H0 had that indefinable thing
compelled to write your name. t.j.llw presesi..c. Tall, command-Tht-
history of that great party ing, crcct. amide in speech, grace
that let the oppressed go free, ful in complhnent, Titantic in de
;hat lifted our nation from the n;::u.ialiOIlj r:ch in illustration,
depths of savagery to freedom's prodigal of comparison and meta
eloudlesp heights, and lore with phor. and Lis sentenccs measur
holy hands from every law, words cd a:id rythmical, fell like music
mat sancuueu ineerueiiy oi man,
is the most glorious in the annals
of our race.
Roscoe Conkling was an abso
lute honest man. He uttered the
splendid truth that ''th- higher
obligations among men are not
set down in writing, signed ami
sealed, but reside in ho::or.'r Ho
was the ideal representative,
faithful and incorruptible. He
believed his constituents and his
country were entitled to the fruits
of his experience; to his best and
highest thoughts. No man ever
held the standard of responsibil
ity higher than he. He voted
according to his judgment his
conscience. He made no bar
gain; he neither bought m r
hold. To correct evils, abolish , planation. He left his words
abuses and inaugurate reforms, ( and deeds tojustifiy themselves,
lie I elieved to be net only the j He held in light esteem a friend
duty but the priviledge of the who heard with half-believing car
legislator. He neither sold nor , the slander of a foe. He walked
mortgaged himself. He was in ( the highway of his own, and kept
congress during the years of vast , the company of his self-respect,
expenditure of war and waste, j Ho would not turn aside to avoid
When the credit of the nation w..s a fot, to grct or gain a friend,
loaned U individuals; when ' In his nature there was no com
claims were as thick as leaws ; promise. To him there were but
in June; when the amendment of two pathes right ami wrong,
a statute, the change of a single He was maligned, misrepresc-iit-word
infant millions, and when ! td and misunderstood, but he
empires were given to corpora- i would not answer. He knew
tions. he stood at tlw summit of that character spoke louder far
his power, the peer of the great- j than any words. He was as si
est, a leader tried and trusted, i lent then as now, and his silence,
He had tiie taste of a prince, and j better than any form of speech,
the fortunes of a peasant, and yet refuted every charge,
he never swerved. No eorj o-a-! He was an American, proud of
tion was groat enough or rich .' his country, that was and over
enough to purchase him. His will ie proud of him. He did
vote could not be 1 ought, "for j not find perfections in other lands;
all the sun sees or the profound ho did not grow small and
sc.i Inch's." His hand was never ! shrunken, witherei and apolo
touched by any bribe, and his getic in the presence of those up-
soul was never a sordid stain.
Poverty was bis priceless
crown. Alove his marvelous in -
tellectual gifts, above ail the
daces he ever reached, above tho
ermine lie refused, rises his integ
rity, like some great mountain
peak; and there it stands, firm as
the earth beneath, pure as the
He was a great lawyer. He
understood the frame work, anat
omy and foundation of law; was
familiar with the great streams,
currents, and tides of authority.
He knew the history of legisla
tion and the principles that have
j hand grenadeg of enU ne
t,f nM i . ......
was not a case lawyer, a decision
index, or an echo. He was orig
inal, thoughtful and profound.
He had bredth and scope, re
source, learnintr and lnnV nml
; above a . . " '
i was painstaking and conscienti-
oub; anxious to know facts; pre
pared for every attack, ondyjios.
when the end was reached. Dur-
ing a contest ho neither sent nor
j nii8ed a llag of truce He wf
j true to his clicnt making ihc
case his feeling responsibility.
He listened patiently to details,
and to his industry there were
only limits of time and strength.
He was a student of the con
stitution. He knew the bounda
ries of federal jurisdiction, and
no man was more familiar with
these decisions that are the peaks
and promontories, headlands and
beacons of the law.
He was an orator earnest,
logical, intense and picturesque.
He laid the foundation with care.
' vith nmiraov and skill, Und rose
by "cold gradation and well-bal-
nced form," from the cornerstone
j nf statement to the dome of con
on the enrantured thronr.
He abhorred the Pharasee and
loathed all conscientious frauds,
lie had a profound aversion for
those who insist on putting a
a base motive back of good deeds
of others. He wore no mask,
lie knew his friends, his enemies
knew him. He had no patience
with pretense, with patriotic rea
sons for unmanly acts. He did
his work well and bravely spoke
his own thought.
Sensitive to the last degree, ha
keenly felt the blows and stabs
of the envious and obscure, the
small blow of the weakest; but
the greatest could not drive him
from conviction's field. He
I would not stop to ask or give ex-
on whom greatness had been
: thrust by chancf. He could not
! be overawed bv dukes or lords, or
.altered into vertebraelcss sub
scrvienoy by the patronizing
smiles of king.. In the midst of
conventionalities he had a feel
ins of sufiication. He believed
in the loyalty of man, in the sov
ereignty of the citizen, and the
matchless greatness of this re
public. He was of classic mould, a fig
ure from the antique world. He
had the pose of great statutes,
the pride and bearing ofthe.in
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