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Grant Co. News.
Celebrate next Wednesday!
Mine location blanks for sale.
Under "New to-day" see disso
lution notice of Jewett & Tracy.
The News will occupy its new
otlice as soon as lumber can be
had for building purposes.
? Canyon City will have a Fourth
of July celebration with no flies
on it. Attend it and be happy.
Much stock is being driven
out of the John Day vallev to
other parts of the country this
Deer arc numerous in the
mountains. Clyde Lockwood
killed soven during a two days
hunt last week.
Ed. Sels is expected home
from Forest Grove this week,
where he has been attending the
Hose Team No. 1, by the ap
plication of several loads of grav
el, has put the street in pretty
good condition for the races on
County court meets in regular
session on the first Monday in
July, when the newly elected
county and precinct officers will
be sworn in.
Sheep driven from this valley
to the Malheur do not do well
the first year, as they do not be
come accustomed to the coarse
grass very readily.
A. R. McCallum, an old and
substantial resident of John Day,
lias taken a trip to San Francisco
to receive medical treatment for
a cancer on his hand.
Clark it Combs are doing well
with their little placer claim in
Long gulch, but are only ground
sluicing. They intend putting
in a hydraulic pipe next season.
Frank Hacheney, Treasurer
elect of Multnomah county, came
up last week on a visit to his
brother A. Hacheney, and to
look after the property belonging
to the Stemme estate.
Chas 13allanee was oyer from
Long Creek this week on busin
ess connected with the Fitzhugh
estate. He, as administrator,
sold a band of horses belonging
to the estate at very good figures.
Broad' Johnson, of Burns, re
ceiver of the Mahan t Gowne
band of horses, came over last
week, we understand, to file an
answer to a complaint made as
to his selling certain mares which
Commencing at six o'clock a.
m., July 1st, the mail service be
tween here and Burns will be in
creased to three trips per week.
Hosea Eastman, of Boise City, is
the contractor, but is trying to
let it to a "sub."
Dry men on the road from
Baker can find refreshments in
abundance at Jas Young's saloon.
Parker's Station. Mr. Young
will also sell you good tobacco
or cigars, as will be seen by his
"ad." in this issue.
Roads throughout the country
that have not been repaired late
ly are needing it badly. Sheep
in many instances have been
driven over the grades, and as a
consequence many rocks are
found to shake up the weary
At the sheritTs sale Saturdav
the Chas. Cripsell ranch of 320
acres in this vallev, was bought
by John Kuhl for .$3,001). It
should have sold for much more,
but the prevailing scarcity of
money in the county just now is
making itself felt.
Waterspouts, or cloudbursts,
are becoming altogether too fre
quents for comfort in Eastern
Oregon. In Crook and Gilliam
counties they have made their
appearanee this year, and did
considerable damage to ranches,
and in the latter county it was
attended by some loss of life.
The old siwash and his tilla
kums from over the Columbia
did not meet with a great wel
come by the settlers in this coun
ty, on his hunting expedition.
He passed through town on his
way north last week. Whites
have no love for reds, and they
would do well to leave this illahe
Last fall a party of emigrants
passed through this place, and
on their . wagon cover was in
scribed in large letters "Harney
or Bust." This week the same
outfit passed in the other direc
tion, and the wagon sheet bore the
very suggestive word, "Busted."
Harney valley is a very good
place, however, if a man has
some money to start with.
The moon was out in all her
glory, and as he gazed at its sil
very face he softly murmnred:
"Dearest Dearie, how I wish we
could soar through space " at
that moment he stepped into an
open prospect Hole and soar
ed down about twenty feet.
When he came to, he made up
his mind that he was sore enough
to suit any reasonable being, and
space had no further charms for
Miss Maud Horsley is visiting
relatives at Cabbel Cove.
Wool sold in the Arlington
market last week at 13A cents.
Dr. Horsley is at La Grande,
acting as a witness for Gus Smith
in his desert land final proof.
Old exchanges, suitable for
bustles and to place on the pan
try shelves for sale at this office.
It is said that there will be an
unusually large amount of huck
leberries in the mountains this
William Landrith, the brutal
murderer of his step-daughter at
Independence, will hang July G,
Jasper Davis, of Camp Har
ney, has been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of J. M:
Ed Sheffield and Archie Black
have taken the sub-contract for
carrying the mail from Canvon
City to Mitchell.
It is said that there is more in
sanity in California in projxjrtion
to the population than in any
other state in the Union.
John Powell may his shadow
never grow less treated the
News to a peck of murphys rais
ed this year on foothill land.
The finest and best selected
stock of wagons, mowers, rakes
and hardware ever brought to
Grant county at
Co's., Prairie City.
J. W. Tracy has taken the
mail contract between here and
Burns fiom II. Eastman, of Roh-e
City, and intends putting on good
vehicles and stook for the accom
modation of passengers.
We understand that numer
ous quartz claims are being locat
ed high up on th mountain near
the headwaters of Indian creek,
where a ledge has been found
which assays wonderfully.
Messrs Geo. C. Miller and 0.
P. Ferrell have purchased the
Peter Kuhl blacksmith shop
and fixtures, and are doing first
class work. They will tell the
readers of the News more about
it next week.
The picnic, oration, music, etc.,
at this place on July 4th, will be
held in Mrs. Kelly's orchard,
where an abundance of shade can
be had and historical shade,
too, for Joaquin Miller planted
that same orchard.
Anew theory is that of shaving
the beard, if long continued,
tends to weaken the hair of the
head and cause it to fall out.
The increasing number of bald
heads has to be accounted for in
some way or other.
More patriotism will be mani
fested in Oregon this year on In
dependence day than has been
witnessed for years. Nearly ev
ery hamlet and village in the
State will cause the eagle to
scream as she has never screamed
Mr. D. B. Rinehart iirforms the
News man that the fruit crop in
his orchard especially apples
will be an average crop. Serious
results were apprehended in the
early summer, but since the fruit
has commenced to grow it shows
to a better advange on the trees.
A Hupprich, the popular
lar shoemaker, has had the side
walk in front of his shop "half
soled" with nice new boards,
which will "last" a while. He
also dispensed with one of the
steps, and pedestrians who used
to perambulate the street after
dark and unexpectedly got a
"stitch" in their back will no
more "wax1" wroth.
Turkish baths- did not origin-"
ate in Turkey and are not baths.
Catgut has no connection with
the feline race. Brazilian grass
never grew in Brazil and is not
grass. Cleopatra not only never
sewed with Cleopatra's needle,
but never saw, heard, or dreamed
of such a thing, and Pompey nev
er rested his head on Ponipey's
pillar. What's the matter with
history anyhow? Things are not
what they seem.
Prof. James Demoss, accom
panied by his two sons and two
daughters, gave one of their en
tertainments at Masonic Hall
Tuesday evening, before a large
audience, this trip which they
arc making being their sixteenth
annual tour. The De Moss Fam
ily are well known on this coast,
but since they were here four
years ago death has invaded
their home, and the mother and
younger daughter are with them
The StateTcacher's Association
will be held at Salem July 5th,
Gth and 7th. On the first day
organization will be perfected by
the different departments. The
remainder of the time will be
consumed in regular institute
work. Arrangements have been
made with the different railroads
whereby all- who wish to attend
may do so at reduced rates.
Leading instructors from the
East will be in attendance, and
a cordial invitation is extended
to all interested in educational
matters to be present.
LONG CREEK LYRICS.
Long Creek, June 22, '88.
Burt Ilaney is building him
self a new house on his place, and
rumor says that it will not be a
"bachelor hall but will be occu
pied. Mr. and Mrs. Nevill, of Ilep
pner, passed through town on
their way to the Hot yprings.
Mr. Nevill is afllicted with rheu
matism which he hopes to cure
J at the springs.
Lots of fun! Sherman Keeney
brought into town a live badger.
He tried to sell it for oOcts., but
could not get an offer over lOets.,
so ho invitod every dog in town
to take a pull at the badger. It
was lots of fun to the "boys" but
death to the badger.
Mell Dustin came very near
bidding "good buy to Georgia."
He was handling a wild horse,
when it rared up and struck him
in the face, breaking some of his
teeth out and cutting his lips
badly. He thinks he is lucky
although he can't eat nor drink,
he says he can smoke cigarets,
and that is all he cares for.
Your correspondent has been
severely criticised for stating that
there would be no 4th of July
celebration at this place. Some
of the verv men who are fus
sing about it are to blame for the
statement. I inquired about tho
celebration, and they said the
track could not be got in order
in time and it was too late to
advertise, and that they would
wait until October. A few got
jealous about Canyon City's cele
bration, and then they started in.
Well, they are going to have a
basket dinner, that is, those who
bring a basket with grub will
have something to eat, the others
can go to the Hotel, leave oOcts.,
or spend a few dollars in the sa
loon. I think it is a mistake for
a little town to make a failure.
Long Creek had the name of al
ways having good celebrations,
and to keep that reputation, it
would have been better to miss
this year than to have people go
away dissatisfied and say they
were bilked. There was no talk,
no intention of having a celebra
tion until Canyon City advertis
ed, and people talked of going
there, and my letter was written
before any meeting was held to
determine on having of a "basket
The Ice Cream and Strawber
ry Festival (with the stawberries
left out) was a failure. The rea
son was nobody could find out
for whose benefit it was started,
and as there was a rumor that a
lady who is pretty well off would t
be the recipient of the money,
hardly anybody would go. Had
it been for the benefit of the
preacher, as was first intended,
it would have been a success, as
everybody would have been glad
to contribute his mite.
Two cases of scarlet fever have
made their appearance in the
neighborhood, and the people are
seared and excited to such an ex
tent as to cause several families
to withdraw their children from
school, which has affected the
dismissal of the same.
The Demoss Family gave one
of their performances in the
church, and had a full house.
Why the church is allowed for
such mountebank performances is
a mystery, when it is refused to
some preachers who, perhaps,
would do some good.
Sam Miller arrived in town
with his eyes in holiday attire.
He says he was celebrating elec
tion returns when the overpower
ing republican majority knocked
him down and painted his eyes
The DeMoss Family will give
one of their Entertainments at
Burns, on Saturday evening June
80th, and at Harney City on
Monday evening, July 2nd.
Machine extras of all kinds at
P. Basehc it Co's., Prairie Citv,
The Oregon Blood Purifier is
Nature's own remedy, and should
be used to the exclusion of all
other medicines in all diseases of
the stomach, liver and kidneys.
J. T. Campbell, United States
Consul at Auckland. New Zea
land says in his last report to
the State Department that
twelve million dollars has been ;
expended in New Zealand in j
the last eight years in the effort i
to overcome the rabbit plague.
The train robbers who held up
a train near Billings, Montanna
a few days ago have not yet been
captured. Several sheriffs are
on their trail but as the robbers
are headed toward Wolf moun
tains in Wyoming and are twelve
hours ahead there is but little
prospect of their capture.
Some wag suggested that it
would be an excellent plan to i
have a sham battle between In-!
dians and militia on the Fourth.
He said he would give the Indi
ans blank and the militia loaded
cartridges, and then bet two to
one on the Indians. Aside from
this latter pleasantry the sugges
tion is a good one, and might
well be acted upon. E. O.
ENCE. Weekly Budget of News as Furnished
by our Regular Correspondent.
Washington, June 20, '88
Since I lust wrote you Congress
nus uecn discussing eucu ques
tions s Government bond buy
ing, the tariff, the Fisheries trea
ty, Silver, and matters of local in
terest, such as relate to the Dis
trict of Columbia, the latter hav
ing been much neglected of late
on account of the pending tariff
bill. The President has been
quietly pursuing bis daily routine
business, has been enjoying his
re nomination of course, and has
had his sympathies excited by tho
cases of criminals in differnt parts
of tho country, a number of whom
ure to be released
through h s
'1 ho Democratic Congiessmen
who attended the St. Louw Na
tional Convention had scarcely
settled themsehes in their scats
again when the Republican mem
bers left for their Convention m
Chicago. All is not well with
Congress during Presidential
canipaigus. Legislation suffers
because of the absence of mem
bers and those who remain cannot
debate any question without in
terlarding it with campaign talk,
entirely irrelevant to the subject.
On Monday, while the District
Police bill was under considera
tion, Representative Siruble, of
Iowa, arraigned the majority in
Congress for giving no attention
to the demands for temperance
legislation, declaring thnt it was
prohibition or substantial restric
tions of the sale of liquor in the
District of Columbia that was
needed more than increased police
or police facilities.
Tho Committee to which the
temperance bills had been referred
was attacked by Mr. Dingley for
its remissness for not having re
ported back these measures. He
said the arrests for drunkenes-s in
tho State of Maine were not more
than one tenth the UHmber of such
arre.-ts in the District.
The District Committee wa3 de
fended by Mr. Rowell, one of its
members, who said il had bad all
the work it could do, and that it
had been deprived by the tariff
bill of five days to which it was
justly entitled to for the disposal
of its business. Mr. Campbell,
the chairman of the Alcoholic
Liquor Tariff Committee, said bis
bills would have leeu acted upon
but for the failure to get a quo
rum of his committee. In the
question of prohibition, be said
his committee was awaiting the
action of the Senate committee.
Secretary Whitney, of the. Navy,
will neither affirm nor deny
the rumored report of his le
tirement from the Cabinet
if Mr. Cleveland is re-elected in
November. He does deny, how
ever, that be is in ill health, an 1
states tbas had he any intention of
leaving the Cabinet he would con
sider it bis duty to inform the
President before any one else.
That the Secretary has been
somewhat dissatisfied of late has
been an open secret, it having
been caused partly by the quarrel
between the line and staff which
scattered the unity of the Navy to
an extent. Several other minor
matters, such as the slowness with
which the manufacture of the
guns for tho New Navy has been
carried on, have tended toiuereaso
his aunoj'ance, and in conversa
tion he has not hesitated to ex
press his opinion on the subject
with great freedom.
One of tho uowest sights of the
Capital is tho Gospel wagon. It
is a church on wheels, ami is one
of the agencies used by the work
ers of tho Union Mission. Every
Sunday it passes abut from one
point to another where preaching
sei vices are held, and nearly ev
ery evening it carries Christian
workers on their evangelistic trips.
Different churches in tie city are
interested in the work of the Mis
sion, and their representatives
take part in 'he meetings and as
sist in the missionary efforts that
are being made. Representatives
of a number of the chinches have
some one evening in the week
when they take charge of the
Gospel Wagon, aud conduct tho
j-ervices at the several localities
in the citv where the services are
Tho purpose is to reach the class
of peoplo who do not go to church
and who havo no church connec
tions. The Church is in this way
brought to them. The chiet field
of operation for the wagon is the
outskirts of the city. It is Jfl
feet long by 7 feet wide and Gand
a half feet high. Tbe wheels are
low and of the same size, fo that
the box can turn on them, and all
of the running gear is unusually
large and strong, having been
made to order just for tbe
purpose. When on its
way to meeting, the wagon,
drawn by four hotses, looks like
a new kind of excursion vehicle.
When it Btops for a meeting it is
transformed into a comfortable
little pulpit and choir platform,
with the organist ready to play,
and the leadeisaud singers stand
ing in front.
Since the West Point military
academy opened Oregon has con
tributed nine cadets.
Deering Mowers, equaled by
few and excelled by none, for
sale by P. Basche tfc Co., Prairie
And now Silver City, Idaho,
has a big Indian scare on. The
Boise City Statesman says, in re
; "The Indians are assembled in
j the Big Spring Juniper country,
about thirty-five miles from Sil
ver, in large i.unbc.s. It has
been ascertained that four Indi
ans have jus-t ret imed from a
visit to other Indians at Winne
mucca, ai.d it is thought that
they arranged while there a con-
i certe j plan 0faetio i of some kn 1
Over two hundred of the noble
red men are camped at Juniper.
What occasions alarm among the
settlers is that squaws have told
them that the Indians were ''sul
lux," and meant mischief. Bru
no John, a reliable Indian and
friendly to the whites, also gave
similar information. The settlers
are leaving their ranches and
driving their stock to a place of
safety. This information was
brought to Major Powell, who
immediately telegraphed the sit
uation to ueneral umbons tit
ancouver Jrom whom he re-
ceived authority to send troops
to the scene of action. Major
Powell ordered Lieut. Lewis of
the Second cavalry to take his
company and repair to the scene
of the scare at once. Lieut. Lew-
is leaves this morning for Big
Springs, using pack mules for
transporting baumme, to secure
rapidity ot movement. It is ex
pected that they will get to Rig
Springs in two days."
. .-. . - ...
At a regular meeting of Homer
Lodge, Xo. 78, A. 0. U. , held
last Monday evening, the follow
ing ollicers were elected to serve
for the ensuing term:
M. , D. I. Asbury.
Foreman, Clay Todhunter.
Overseer, J. T. Mael.
Recorder, C. V. Parrish.
Financier, J. I). Southerland.
Receiver, Peter Kuhl.
Trustee, C. Todhunter.
Guide, F. P. Horsley.
I. W. Louis Evcrtsbuseh.
O. V. M. A. Lucas.
Medical Director, S. Orr.
Peter Kuhl was elected repre
sentative to the Grand Lodge
which meets at Seattle on July
Is hereby given that in sixty
days from the date hereof it will
be unlawful for swine to run at
large in Grant County, under
penalty of Five Dollars for the
first offense, and Ten Dollars for
owner of the swine by civil ac-
tion in the name of the State of
Oregon, before a Justice of the
Peace of the precinct in which
such keeper or either of them
Dated this 12th day of June,
J. T. Mael, Co., Clerk.
A band of from 40 to 50 head
of good, American horses, consist
ing of mares, guldwigs and one
stallion. Sold on easy terms.
Enquire at tbe Nkws Oflie.c. KJ-ft
IS HEREBY GIVEN that ou
Tuesday, lh; 24th day of July,
1888, at the hour of 2 o'clock
P. M., an application will be made
to His Excellency, Sylvester Peu
uover, Governor of tbe State of
Oregon, at his office in the city of
Salem, in said State, on behalf and
for the pudon of Thus. D. W il
liams, now imprisoned in the Pen itentiary
of said State under and
by virtue of a judgment of the
Circuit Court of tbe State of Ore
eon for Grant county, whereby
tbe said T. D. Williams was con
victed of the crime of "'assault with
a dangerous weapon," and was on
tbe 28th of April, A. D.. 1S88,
sentenced for tbe term of 18
months in said Penitentiaiy.
Dated June 20 b., 1888.
14-10 Thomas 1). Williams.
A ranch of 100 acre?, ne.ir Can
yon City, aM improved and under
fence New building aud plenty
of good water at tbe door. Perfect
title given. All farming tools and
implements go with place.
Also betweeti 50 and 70 head of
stock horses, all improved breeds,
and about tift en head of cattle.
The owner's health will not per
mit of his looking after, and giving
tbe place his attention, therefore
he desires to part with it. This
is a good chance for some one
with capital to invcu. Will be
sold at a gn-at bargain. Enquire
of Pat Mulcare, or tne News
Otlice, Canvon Citv, Oregon,
je 21 tf
OUNTV OKDEKS bearin.lat' of nr.'iK
trjr prlur to Juno 1st, 188G
will be uaitl tin prei-eiitation, ami tuter-
cit will tew f rom this date.
Canyon City, Or
June 14. 1S8S.
NOTICE FOR PF PLICATION.
Land Offlcc at La Grande. Orrjron.
May lfeth. 18&.
Notice U hereby piven that tno followinj:
nanictl settler ha lllej notice other intention to
make f!n.l in"f in npport of hi-r claim, ami
that faiJ proof will be inailo before the county
Cleik of lirant county. Or., at Canvon City, Or ,
on July 7th. l&M, tIi: MAKIOS E. LlTCK,
OS., 7.G43. for tho NE quar. of SE quar., nni
W half ot SEqt.ar . Sec. 7. nrtl NW quir of
SK quar , Sec. 18. Tp. 17, S of It 20, E of W M.
She tiauicrt the following witncsnos to prove her
exntinnous residence upon, and cultivation of,
fold laud, vix: Itobcrt V. Officer, Orson Lewis,
Carlo W. Bonbam and ilalhcwC Urand, all
of Canyou City, Oregon.
0-14 HENRY niNEUABIt, RegliUrJ
i FOURTH OF JULY
- JULY 4lh, 1888 - ?
National Salute of
hea(1,,d hy tho BraS8 Bunds, wju proceed to a well arranged PL-nic
j Grou,1(1 when tue following exercise will be hud:
I gin-dii" by the Glee Club
j pmyer by the Chaplain
j Singing. by the Glee club
Heading of Declaration of Independence by J.J. McCulIough
Singing ly the Glee club
Recitation by Miss Mamie Ovorholt
i Orator of the I Mv Rev. E. Hayes
- a a
Grand Picnic Dinner!!
To which all arc invited, and expected to bring a well fill e. I basic et-
SPORTS, To Commence at 3 p. m. Sharp:
And to be carried out in the f Jlowiujj order:
Sack Race, 20 yd-., free for
"Wheel burrow Race, 20 yds.,
Hobb'o Race, 20 yds , ree for all
Foot R ice, 100 vds. free for all. . .
Hose Ra'e. Wet Test, against time
New York Race Make and Break Couplings
Grand Moguls, GO yds , and repeat
Jumping, free for all
AT EARLY CANDLE LIGHT, WILL
-The Services of the Day
Firemen's Grand Ball at Court Mouse!
Under the management of Tiger Hose Te im No. 1, of Oanyon City
Smith, Chas. Fcrrel,
COMMITTEE OF RECEPTION:
Jake Simon, Jack Stephens, Frank Metschau, Frauk Eby, Chas. Gray-,
James Ferrel, G. D. Rickard, Clay Todhunter, B. O. Dustin.
The best of music wili be furnished by the John Day Orchestra, con
sisting of tbe following Pieces: E. A. McCoy, 1st Violin;
Mrs. McCoy, Piano; W. D. Raid win, B-flat Cornet;
G. I. Haz'ltiae, Bass Viol.
Ticket a, Including Supper at. City Hotel -- $8.00
-A CORDIAL INVITATION
J. Muldrick, C. Todhunter, M E.
0. P. CRESAP
Stationery, Books, School Supplies, Gilt B nd and Gl.ssware, in End
less Variety. Fancy Warns, suitable foi presents for both Old
and Young. Boys' Iron Wagons, Baby Carriages
from Fourteen to Eighteen Dollars apiece.
Candies & cigars. Tobaccos, Cof
fees, Teas, Lard, Flour,
Dried Fruits, Canned Fruits, Rice, Cream Wheat,
the linest breakfast d sh known Fishing Tackle,
Fish Poles, Baskets, Tubs, Brooms, Lamps,
Bird caues, aud everything that is
usually kept in a Variety
Can now bj Bought Cheap ftrCash tlio OldStaudin,
Haptonstall & Dart
John Day City, Oregon.
38 Guns at Sunrise
bv the Glee ulub
all, Purs o.
free for all..
. .Purse, Sfi.
. .Purse, So
. . Purse,
BE FOLLOWED BY THE
in Grant County!
will conclude with a
Frank Sols, Frink
IS EXTENDED TO ALL-
Stansell, com. of Arrangements.