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1 G. W. Walker
Disr. At'ornej M. D. Clifford
ORR, M. D.
Canyon City, Ogn.
Office on Main Street In Rooms formerly oon
pieil b Ur. HotvarJ.
U O. W. IJARUER
Ph)8icini i& Surgeon.
Canyen City .... Oregon.
Formerly of Iowa, has located here, and
attrnd froftf nlona! call day or nijht.
tA. OIBec oppoaite News Office.
H. DO LEY.
Canyon City ...
Office in City Hotel.
CANYON riTY. OREGON.
E. A. Knight,
From The DalleB, has permanpntly
located at .lohn Day City.
ALL WOBK WARRANTED.
Cany C - - Oregon.
JARRI5II fe COZAD.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Canyon City, Oregon.
p B. RINE ARSON, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
PRAIRIE CITY - - Oreg n.
JLAY TOD HUNTER.
Bills, Notes, and Acounls.
Canyon City, Orea
All bnsines entrusted t his care wil recelre
prompt attention, and afl moury will be paid
as fast as cjllected.
J. W. 3Vt.oi,
Prairie Cmr - - - Oreoon.
Agent for the sale of School
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PRAIRIE CITY, OR.
J. W. BATES, Proprietor.
Che Culinary Department is in charge of Competent and Ex erienced
J.-oks, who spare no labor to do honor to '.he palules of the Public.
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In Connection n-ith this Popular Hotel i at all times supplied with
the Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
5$T SAMPLE ROOMS FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELEES. JoS
J1 HORN TON WILLIAMS
CANYON CITY . . OR! CON
Office at the court House.
Long Creek - - Oregon
Canton City - - Oregon
$grOffice with M. D. Clifford -ta
Land flllnict and Colltrtiont promptly atten
ded to. Deeds and Mort,'ai; drawn, and
Vf. A. WiuiniRr. . Nat. ilvviou.
Lakeview, Or. Hums, Or.
WILSHIRE & HUDSON
Attorneys at Law
LAKE-VIEW AND BURNS, OREGON.
Will practice In the Circuit Court at Canyon
City, and before the U. S. Land Office at Lake
view. Any business In the Land Offlo entrusted to ns
will receive the most prompt attention.
tT Land cases (olicited.
F. O IIORSLEY.M. D.
Graduate of the University or
P ennsylvania, April 8, 1848.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Oilice in hisDrugStore, Main Street
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Thursday and Saturday, and ar
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Canyon City, Oregon,
GROTH S' THOMPSON
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pleasant nnd desirable place at
which to stop.
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JAXYON CITY - . . Oregon
Hugh Smith, prop'r.
A rull Stock of the rnrsnt f Wlucs and
The Rf st cirars in fie Market.
3- A ttriitly nrdeny home conducted
AT TUCKER $ CARS0JTS,
Where you cin gt a driak of the purcet Wine
and Liquors, ermeke a Cigar.
ORTKEflX CROWS flMfr
Are actaoiedpwa (60 et, belvy; hardier,
mt peodaotrre tod yirhj Wtter crwps.
FINK !XUST-lT- TALOGUE
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n Kbits roa it.
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FioaisTS amd SUDatun, Bt Paul, Mum.,
I w r. ... o. m
HE iUtificat&h meeting.
The election of President is
into everybody i&th, jest now,
lon- yyjth l tlieli: ferbuccer, and
fif yor want fo apmia man,s char
acter, jest gi-niinfi put up as a
rcanofydnte for PTOiteL That'll
fix hiin bo Kb nvo'r3lv,D worth a
BixpencefterwahpL - C .
i -Mv-z.rF " 4.-- ' h -cob,
and all them nice fellers, if
they could be here now, and be
run for oilice onto Homebody's
ticket. Their own inarms
would'nt have mistrusted they
was one "half so mean as they'd
be made out to be.
It's acterly astonishing to see
what lots of stories tother side
yes, Loth tother sides will man
age to git up aginst the man what
haint their man. They know
jest eggsactly how his great gran-
ther ate his pudding and milk;
and if his grand inarm ever went
barefooted, and tied her hair up
with a cod line, they know that,
too, and It'll be told of at every
mass meeting they hold all over
the States. And if any of his
relations ever stole a watermelon,
or cheated anybody in swapping
bosses, or courted a gal, and got
"Courted a Oal and jot the Mitten. "
the mitten, two to one but that
arc will be nrinted-out anttstuck!
onto a pole, and carried for a
mottoc. at the head or tail of
some shooting percussion of per
litical crazy ites.
A man might about as well be
put into the State prison, and
done with it, as to have his name
pnt up for oilice.
Ever sense the matter of elect
ing a new President has I eon
cogitated, I've had a mind to
have a finger into the pie. True,
I don't approve of women's med
dling with pollyticks, unless the
men folks git oncapable of man
aging, and then I think it's the
duty of the softer sect to take
hold and purvent things from
going to wrack.
A large part of the best men
has gone to the army, and them
that is left is so afeard that they
shall be drafted, or have to pay
a tax on their gold watches, that
they haint of much count, any
how. Last week Jeems Sykes he
biung over the Deerwood Adver
tiser for me to read a story that
was into it. His inarm sent it
After I'd read the story, I be
gan to look over the rest of the
paper, and my eyes lit onto the
following notis, in the biggest
kind of type-:
GRAND RATIFICATION MEET
ING. AT THE TOWN HALL, DEERFIELD
All Lovers of their Country Earnestly
Invited to Attend!
"Ratification," sez I, "ratifica
tion? seems as if I'd heard that
word afore what does it mean.
"It's a meeting of rats," sez he
solium as an empty cheese press
"JeeniB," sez I, you're n junk
ing. It's sunthin' or nuther
about the election, I'll bet a cent."
"No," sez he, "It's a meeting
where all the women go that wear
rats in their hair."
"You git out!" sez I, "you are
trying to raise a mustash on your
upper lip, and I can count jest
six hairs, and anuther one kinder
breaking through. You'd bette'r
Jeems he began to whistle
"When this Cruel War is Over,"
and sot sail for home, and went
to thinking about the Ratifica-:
It was apinted for the day after 1
the next day, which would give
mo but dreadful little time to
purpair a speech, but I'm so
much in the habit of speaking
contemporaneously that it don't
make much difference.
Irent tq work and fried up a
buTSS JjolkeijguIUof doghnulsj
and 'better luck T never' had!
They was as light as Tim Spike's
head when he's bren drinking.
When the day arriv, I dressed
myself in my Bridggydeer Gin-
"My RrijrKjdrar Gineral's Uniform."
ral's uniform, mounted the old
mare, and with my ambrill in
my hand, a c ouple of kian in my
pocket, and the doughnuts in a
bag tied by my saddle, I rid oft
I had three bottles of grand
old sider in the bag with the
doughnuts, for I didn't know but
there might 1 e a row of some
kind where it would work in
handy. There's nothing like a
soft answer when folks is mad.
I arriv at Deerwood jest as the
Hall had got full. It was cram
med as badly as ever you seed a
meeting house when somebody
was a gwine to be turned out of
the church. - nnrt. 4
When folks seed me, therefore,
they stood round, and I rid rite
into the Hall, and tied my boss
to the stove funnel.
"Three cheers for Aunt Kez
iah! three for the old mare! and
three times three for the ambrill!"
yelled the loys, and some of the
One man said he didn't see the
I tcok the ambrill and held the
pint of it towards him, and told
him to take a good look. It
shouldn't cost him nothing.
The Meeting opened rite off.
There were severil men on the
stand waiting for a chance to
illuminate us with their ideas.
Hon. Mr. Slimshanks was the
fust man to speak.
He got up with a groan, as if
was kinder rumatick in the jints.
and sed he was in favor of the
Constitution. It ort to be sup-
"Ilec-tu- wiUi a Grnan. e c."
ported. It ort to be reverentiat
ed. It ort to be the fust in war,
fust in peace, and fust in the
hearts of its countrymen.
country was wuss than nothing , - ,. . , f i
. . . .... ftt him, and took a few steps 1:1
without the Constitution. What'tv,- , , - .'
was life, liberty, and everlasting
happiness of all creation compar
ed to the Constitution? 'Twas a
sacred thing! Why, even the
name of George Washington
hadn't ort to be mentioned in the
same breath with it! "In fact,
my friends," sez he, "what is it
to be a Christian but to keep the
Constitution (cheers). This is
an unholy and unsanclified war.
There's nobody in it but the very
scum of the world! Every man
engaged in it is a fool, and a
deadly enemy to the Constitu
tion." "That's a lie, by jingo!" sez I,
hitting Napoleon a lick with my
ambrill, which made her start
suddintly, and down come about
four miles of stove funnel, and
the fire and sut flow in every di
rection. Every third man was a
regular nigger for the rest of the
day especially them that had
got sweat-, so that the black
Mr. Slimshankcs begun agin
as soon as things was got in or
der. He had been to work on
ABtSJfunncJ, and h rub
bell his: hands-ovvr- Lr'nccso
much that he was bicker than
any contraryband that ever I
"My friends," sez he, 'TH cast
my vote for the m.m "
"It haint constitutional for nig
gers to vote.'' sez 1.
"Niggers!" sez he, showing red
through ti e smut, till he looked
like a black and red stained
cloth "who dares to call me a
"I dunno, I'm sure," fez I, "but
if I judged by color, and these
was times when niggers worked
for a living, 1 should say you'd
ort to be a picking cotton this
"Vill some one please to take
that old woman out?" sez Slim-
shanks, "sh annoys me exceed
ingly. She's pro'.yibly insane,
and she's too old too '
That was as far as he got, for
I hit him a wipe with my anfvill
that sent him living backwards
down the nostrum, rite intoth'
3 of some wimmin that had
been waving th'jir handkerchcrs
to everything he sed. They
screeched and dropped him onto
the fl jor, and tho crowd began to
Wh. Vzr.i ti I M. aXisir '
cheer ft r Little Mac, Old Abe,
and Aunt Keziah, about as much
for one as for tother, or which.
"Grab her! she's bound to
break up the meeting!" yelled
Slimshanks, crawling out from
among the crincrlines.
Two fellers did grab me, but I
finished one of um, at once, with
my ambrill; and tother one held
0:1 like the t."oth ic'i . II; was
smart, but h had thi biggist
turned up nose that ever I seed.
And that nose was the ruination
of him! It fit him fairly, consti
tutionally, but he tried every
way to git the advantage of me.
At last he began to jam in my
hat. I couldn't stand that, so
I jest took and turned his head
back, and kt him have the con
tents of one of them peper bottles
rite into that great oj e:i nose
and my soul and bo ly! It was
worth a little farm to -see the
affects! It was tremenjuous!
He began to turn over and
over, and sneeze and sneeze, and
ring his nose just as I would ring
i -.4 .! I It it... .1
. ' :
iest shook trithr-r bnth nf m-nnpr i
iii.iuiiLvuua, .him Kit), wujuiiijvvi ,
out of n vindir nnd v:is spim! no 1
more in that vercinity.
"Aunt Keziah has the floor,"
yelled the crowd. 'A sj e. ch, a
I mounted the stand, should
ered my ambrill, and addressed
"Mv friends," s- z
, "we're all
one mind. We're all in favor of i
an honest, respectable person for
President (cries of 'yes, we're
there.') We're in favor of one
that'll do jest the right thing in
the right place. Old Abe's a nice
man, McClellan is a nice man,
they're ell nice men.
it wci blocking 100L. mi uieuogs snowy nus until the silKeli lash
in the hall fell to barking, and j es restej cn the peach bloom of
Mr. Slimshanks he began to htM. c-hcek, a slight smile dimp
swear the awftillest :t nt. Lot ! 1 .1 pi .1
I haint a word to say against
um. All of urn reads the paper,
and pays for it; and all of um al
ius puts a few scrip into the retre
bution box when they take up a
collaction on Sunday.
"Yes, my friends," sez I
"they're the best of people but f
don't go for none of um. We've
got as good folks neigher home
(cries of 'that's so, yea, we have:')
and, my feller citizens, Pm bound
htgo -rbrTOyj5clfr ritc -raight
through, yes, rite through, for
President, Vice President, Cabi
net, Congress, and Constitution."
"Hooray for Small," yelled the
congregation, throwing up their
"Thank you," sez I, "and now
all that's in favor of K. Small
for them offices, come forrud and
git a doughnut and a drink of
And whether you believe it or
not, every single one of um come
forrud, or tried to, and my dough
nuts and Bider vanished in a
The men folks got awful : en
thusiastic, and would haul me
home in a two-wheeled shay.
" Hi t -wheeTed : ha
The shay broke down whon we'd
got about half way, and I had to
walk the remainder of the dis
tance, but on the whole, it was a
: If I get elected, you'll hear of
it, and if you haint too busy, you
and see me.
And now good-bye; I shan't
have time to write to you again
very soon. Love to all your folks.
She put Him tothe Test.
"Yes, darling,'' he said in
tones of deep tenderness. "I
would do anything to show
niv love for von."
"Ah!" sighed the gentle maid
en, "that's what all men say
when thev are striving to win
a woman's heart."
'Put me to the proof," he ex
claimed in wild, passionate
tones; "pnt me to the proof,
test me, and see if I fail. Set
me any task within the bounds
of possibility and it shall be
"Ah," she murmured, "if I
could only believe von."
"Put me to the test. Say to
me this or that, and it shall be
Then I will put you to the
"Ah!" he exclaimed exulting
ly, "you shall behold the height,
the depth, the length, the
, bredth, the circumference of my
love. What is the test?"
The maiden dropped her
1 1 Ml 1 1
leu me corners 01 ner mouiii,
,in" "en-ling over the youth
, . .
who knek at her feet, she wins-
"Marry some other irl."
Iloton Courier. .
"Why, John," said his wife
impatiently, as she opened the
door and found him still in bed.
'Villi Til'rmi fulfil f ill U l.irf
, v " u' .
time to go to church with me!"
"I meant in time for the ev
ening service,1' explained John,
turning over luxuriously.
A married man on K stret t
refers to his bachelorhood as
befo, the wah."