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Grant Co. News.
Hurrah for Cleveland & Thur
man, and Harrison & Morton!
The American Eagle was fat,
and screamed lustily yesterday.
J. A. Cattanach has been mak
ing needed repairs on the county
Hugh Smith has moved his
stock of liquors into the Rine
hart old saloon building.
Mr. Ed. Walton has rented
the, barber shop, and is now prac
ticing his profession. He is from
Johnnie Powers is an appren
tice in this windshop, with fair
prospects of ultimately becoming
a splendid typo.
Dr. Boley has moved into the
Episcopal parsonage. His Coun
ty Treasurer's ofiice is at present
at his residence.
Married, in -Canyon City, Julv
1, 1888, Mr. Allen Porter and
Miss Florence Burnside, Justice
Win. Miller officiating.
Republican .nominees for presi
dent and vice-president are Iien
jamin Harrison of Indiana, and
Levi P. Morton of New Yrrk.
Baker City people are again
agitating the question of a branch
railroad into the Granite creek
mines. It will be built some
Geo. W. Heckathorn and Sarah
J. Page have been granted a mar
riage license by the county clerk.
Likewise W. II. Wilson and Mil
lie E. Hagey. e
Acres and acres of patriotism
were expended yesterday over
this broad land of ours, and bar
rels and barrels of "red licker"
There is every appearance that
the present summer season will
not be a hot and extended one. j
Most of the warm weather so far
occurred in the early spring.
Through ignorance we omitted
to mention the fact that Thorn
ton Williams was absent, attend
ing court in Klamath county at
its last session. Mr. Williams
was accompanied by his family.
There will be only seven Dem
ocrats in the lower house of the
next legislature three from
Jackson county, three from Linn
county and one from Klamath
and Lake. They will form a
"0, the bliss of a good duck
ing," sings Mr. bliss of Malheur,
whose horse slipped on a beaver
slide in Hear creek last week as
. he was coming to town, complete
ly submerging himself and rider
in the aqueous element.
Wood is being hauled into town
and delivered at $5 per cord.
As none was floated down Can
yon creek this sn miner people
will have to depend on teamsters
for their fuel, and "wood will be
wood" before next March.
As the News went to press be
fore the celebration was over we
are unable to give an account of
the doings, but are safe in saying
that every one was pleased. A
A -full summary of the exercises
will be given in our next issue.
He was talking to a Kentucky
audience on the subject of the
tariff. Said he: "Take whisky,
-for instance," when every man
in the house arose with the re
mark, "Thank you, don't care if
I do," and he had to stand treat
Smith it Keller's prospect shaft
up the creek is down about 7U
feet, and indications still good.
They will go at least 100 feet
deep this season, in hopes of
striking bedrock. With only a
windlas and buckets the work is
not very rapid.
Geo. Sollinger, Jr., made the
quickest trip with freight from
Baker of any team on record.
He started on Saturday, June 23.
from here, and arrived last Sat
urday with about 6,700 pounds
of freight, hauled by eight horses
and two wagons.
Ben Brown, of Burns, accom
panied by his brother Leon, came
over last Sunday to receive medi
cal treatment for his eye, which
a piece of steel had penetrated
while he was working in a black
smith shop. Drs. Orr and Scott
removed the minute particle of
iron, and the patient left for
The Clark & Combs diggings
in Long gulch will prove rich be
yond a doubt. We were shown
the produot of one pan of gravel,
which was rich in coarse gold,
the same as the Canyon creek
gold. Without exaggerating, we
can predict that considerable
' money will be taken out of their
claim when they get to piping.
Phil Metschan and Wm. Mil
ler, witnesses in the case of Grant
vs Lake ooiinty, returned home
from Linkville'last week, at which
place they were in attendance at
the late term of Circuit Court for
Klamath county. The testi
mony had been submitted to the
Judge, but he had not rendered
a decission when they started for
MT. VERNON MURMURS.
Mt. Vernon, July 2nd, "88.
Grain looks well since the re
H. Fields will finish shearing
Henry McKern killed a cougar
some time since.
J. A. Taylor & Co., are going
to spend the -fth in Bear Valley.
Nowt Fields and Jake Steiner
intend starting teams for Baker
W. A. Goan and family intend
spending a few days on his ranch
in Bear Valley soon.
Quite a number of the folks
from this "Baliwick" intend
spending the 4th in Canyon City.
Bill George looked too hard at
a pick and it gave" him a black
evo. Better look at something
safer next time Bill.
We notice quite an improve
ment in the road work this year
in Mr. Wm . Luces district, a part
of which has been much needed.
Fruit in pur part of the country
will not bea full crop; too much
cgld weather last winter. L.
AMONG THE MINES.
Quartzburg, July 2, '8S.
The Colorado mill and mine
are working. The mill is run
ning only during the day The
mine has been taken on a new
lease, which was taken in June
by the same parties who had it
before, Messrs Pearce & Gran
ville. The ore is making an av
erage of !?25 per ton.
The Keystone mill and con
centrator are running day and
night. The company is working
the Wide West mine, and the ore
seems to pay well, and the vein
holds its width well. No person
knows what the ore runs outside
of the owners, as it is a stock
company, and cleanups are kept
quiet, bnt the mine is paying or
they would not work it. lifteen
men are employed.
The Eagle mine is owned by
Mr. Faiman, and he has two
men at work in the mine. He
is also running R. C. Ried's ar
rastra day and night. The vein
is small, but very rich. They
have run a tunnel which they
work through, 200 feet in length,
and they arc still running the
tunnel ahead on the vien. The
vein in the drift is 12 inches in
width, and all prospects well, but
the gold is very fine.
Mining news is scarce at pres
ent in our Burg. I will write
more in my next. Yours Resp.
Idaho's Indian outbreak boom
Jas. Anderson, of the Malheur
country, was over this week filing
on a desert land claim.
Eastern capitalists have agreed
to build a paper mill, costing
$12,000 at Walla Walla.
W. F. Moffctt, whose cattle are
ranging in the Malheur country,
came over the other day to cele
brate with his family.
Sec "ad." of Miller & Ferrell's
blacksmith shop elsewhere in
this issue. First-class work, and
satisfaction, is their motto.
Because "Happy Jack." of the
Long Creek Eagle, has gone to
Pendleton they say to get him
self married he gives notice
that his paper will suspend for a
A couple of gentlemen from
Pendleton, whose names have es
caped the memory of this ink
spreader, are in the country as
agents for sewing machines, pi
anos and organs.
Clerk Mael and Commissioner
Davis whistled "Yankee Doodle"
under the window of the newly
married couple from Long Creek,
Sunday night, but "For goodness
sake don't say I told you."
The total reward offered for
the capture of the highwaymen
who "eld up" the Northern Pa
cific train several davs ago is
more t.han $10,000. The country
is being scoured by soldiers, In
dians and a sheriff's posse.
A man named Drake, bver on
the wild and woolly Malheur,
slaughtered an immense black
bear the other day, in a manner
peculiar. He only ' had two car
tridges in his gun when he met
Mr. Bear. One of them shot in
to him sunt him up a tree, and
the other one failed to bring him
down. Where there is a Drake
there is always a way, and tying
his long hunting knife securely
to a light pole Mr. Drake mount
ed his horse, and by repeated
thrusts soon dispatched the fero
cious denizen of the forest.
We have faith to assure our
readers that just as good quartz
ledges stand to-day untouched in
Grant county as those recently
sold on Cracker creek for $1,000,
000. . Ours can be had for less
than a million only for the cost
of locating them. Surface
scratching is not going to de
velop milli?n dollar mines, and
nothing short of the downright
hard work will bring the wealth
to the surfacj, but it is in our
mountains, all the same, awaiting
any one who is disposed to pull
off his coat and dig for it.
LONG CREEK LYRICS.
Long Creek, June 28, '88.
The celebrated "Hog case," of
the State of Oregon vs Miller, -was
dismissed by squire Branson.
Hon. Jack Morrow, one of the
leading citizens of Heppner, pas
sed through town on his way to
Old Sandy Hancock had his
first lawsuit in his life to-day
lie cot so excited and worried
about it that he compromised it
rather than go to trial.
It -is reported that the China
men who last year bought the
Jackson ifc Wallace claim on the
Installment plan, have cleaned
up and "vamoosed" the ranch.
It is currently reported that
Bill Pendland, the great sheep
man of Morrow county, has sold
his entire interest to an English
snydicatc, presided over by Mr.
Wm. B. Cunningham, for the
sum of $100,000.
Messrs Wm. Carter, C. C.
Blackwell and Dan Morrow, start
ed for Arlington with wool, and
Mr. Branson's outfit will start to
morrow. Nearhr all our wool
men who are able to do so are
holding their wool for an advance
in prices. If they could only do
like these speculators do, that is,
form a combination all over East
ern Oregon, and not sell a single
pound, I believe they would get
better prices than they now do
Some time ago a man calling
himself Mr. Clough (although
that was not his right name)
i j i i
came to tins town and opened a
law office. With hinl came a
woman whom he passed off as
ms who, wnicn it is
now said, was not the case
They got into the good graces of
every merchant and neighbor,
and after eelting all the credit
they could, Mr. Clough left be
tween two days, disguised as a
Spaniard. It is now reported
that some law officers from Cali
fornia were on his track. Last
Sunday his alleged wife skipped
off without paying anybody a
cent. Sach jeople ought io be
advertised, so that other commun
ities may not be imposed upon
uv sucn a
their new place they will
under an assumed name.
I did not mean to state in my
last that the Church had been
refused to any minister, for I
do not believe it has, but what I
did intend to say was that some
churches are refused to ministers
who are not Orthodox, while here
they went to the extreme of al
lowing a show in the same. I
am positive that our resident
minister objected to it. I hope
you will insert this item as I hear
Mr. Lee, one of the trustees feels
hurt about the statement as it
read in my last.
Mr. Sam Smith, who has just
returned from Heppner, reports
times very dull at that place, al
though considerable activity in
real estate prevails.
Sam Hardisty and family have
taken a vacation from hard work
and gone to the mountains to
Lawyer Denning has turned
"granger," and is raising 100
head of cabbage and other gar
I hope the report is true that
Henry Black has struck the main
lead of the renowned Blue Buck
et mines. They say that the ore
he struck is immensely rich.
It is reported that Blaine will
stump California and Oregon the
Mr. Jos. Fitzgerald, of The
Dalles, is spending a few days
in town visiting friends.
Judge ''Madam, what is your
age?" She "Your honor, 1
leave that to the mercy of the
The official count has been made
at Salem and Hermann's plural
ity was 7407. Miller received
1U74 votes for congress.
And thus has the Fourth of
July past with all its glories, its
joys, its sorrows and the year of
our independence the 112th.
The Mormons of Salt Lake
have purchescd 400,000 acres of
land in the state of Chihuahua,
Mexico, for colonization purposes.
Besides the excellently decor
ated streets visible to the city's
guests on Independence day,
was the newly whitewashed front
of W. K. Cunnington's livery
Elsewhere in this issue will be
seen the "ad." of the Boston Car
pet and Furniture Store, gam.
Sired, manager. Anything in
his line will be sold at reasonable
figures, for cash.
It Grant county was in Cali
fornia, or some " other of the
"boomed" States, her population
would be doubled inside of a year.
Every gulch and ravine where
there was a spring or stream of
water, would be claimed, and
even her mountain sides would
be tilled, and brought into culti
vation. Strangers would be sur
prised to see the timothy which
growB upon our hills without irri
gation, the seeds of which were
blown there by passing gales.
COPP'S LAND REVIEW.
Pending Legislation in Congress
Railroad Forfeiture Acts- -Proposed
Changes in the Pre-emption, Home
stead and Timber-Culture Laws.
The land matters now pending
before Congress in which the pub
lic is most interested, are those
relating to comtemplated forfei
tures of railroad grants and the
proposed changes in the pre-emption,
homestead and timber-cul
With respect to the former,
both houses desire to take some
kind of action, but a wide differ
ence of opinion as to the extent
of the forfeitures to be declared is
entertained by the House of Rep
sentatives and Senato, and in fact
by several members of the res
The Senate propose to forfeit
only such lands as lie opposite
the lines of railroads not yet com
pleted, permitting the grantees to
take all lands opposite and con
terminous with completed por
tions of the roads, whether the
lines were constructed prior to or
after the expiration of the periods
prescribed byjrhc granting acts,
for the completion of the same.
In the House the proposition to
forfe.it entire all road grants
where the whole lines were not
completed within the statutory
period, is very popular.
This is an extreme measure to
which the assent of the Senate,
as now constituted, will not be
given, and one which, in the opin
ion of eminent lawyers, would
not be sustained by the courts,
even if enacted as a law. The
reason of this belief, is that it
would pe an attempt to disturb
vested rights, and that the Gov
ernment having failed to declare
a forfeiture of grants at the expi
ration of the period fixed by law,
within which the lines should be
completed, cannot take advant
age of the laches of the grantees
after having secured the benefits
which it was expected would be
derived from the grants. In
short, that the grants and their
icceptance, constitute contracts,
binding alike on both parties
the grantee (contractor) and the
Government (proprietor) by
which the former undertook to
perform certain things within a
specified time for a consideration
named, f hat the gratce, having
failed to perform his part within
the time, have declared a forfei
ture and refused to pay the con
That the Government having
failed to take advantage of the
forfeiture clause in the grant at
the time the laches occurred and
having permitted the grantee to
construct the line out of time,
and having accepted the same,
las condoned the fault of the
laches of the grantee and is est
opped from claiming a reversion
of the lands by virtue of a forfei
ture clause in the grant.
Important changes in the pre
emption, homestead and timber
culture laws are contemplated by
Kit is known as the Holman
Bill, now pending before the
House. In fact it contains pro
visions which, if enacted into law,
will change, more or less, all ex
isting laws relating to the dis
posal of public lands. It repeals
he pre-emption and timber-cul-ure
laws and permits the dispos-
ll of agricultural lands onlv tin
ier the homestead law, in which
aw numerous changes are pro
posed. It provides for the classi-
ieation of the public lands into
classes to be designated as agri
cultural, timber, mineral, desert
and reserved lands, and pre
scribes methods of procedure to
irocure title to each of the classes.
The discussion of the Mills'
Tariff Bill and the consideration
of the appropriations for the en
suing fiscal year will occupy the
remainder of the present session
of Congress, and I learn from the
)romment members ot loth
iousss that a railrond forfeiture
)ill and the Holman Bill cannot
)ass both houses before next
winter. People interested in the
ore-emption and timber-culture
aws may rely on this informa
tion. 11 enky A. Loi i
Texas has in the State treas
ury the snug sum of something
i t ti
over two minion dollars.
The Democratic nominee for
governor of Arkansas is named
Eagle. He will do a great deal
of screaming from now until No
vember. 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.
A stranger was found dead in
an Arkansas town, with a revol
ver and $50 on his person. A
justice of the peace was called to
act as coroner, and proceeded to
fine the deceased $50 for carry:ng
a concealed weapon.
The next eclipse of the moon
will occur on the night .of July
22, and be more interesting than
the one of January 28. The di
ameter of the earth's shadow will
be much larger at that time in
proportion to the diameter of the
moon, darkening its surface more
totally. It will take place at
midnight when the moon will be
higher in the heavens
be visible in this section
and will I
Weekly Budget of News as Furnished
by our Regular Corres
Washington, June 28, '88
JthnBbeen difficult to kep a
que rum in either House of Con
gress this week. Our lawmakers
have been busily attending to the
news from the Chicago Convention.
Tha Senate especially, could scarce
ly have presented a more languid
or listless appearance or shown
more indifference to ordinary leg
islative business than during the
past tew days. There were three
possible Presidential candidates
in tho Chamber however-Senators
Sherman, Allison and Haw ley
who lent interest to the scene. It
was noticeable too that these jen
tlemen could not be
lornr in one nhice. but moved
around, in and out of the Cham
ber as if their thoughts wero else
where. The Senate has never been c
cased of beinjj illiberal with the
people's money, and some recent jf jt mj 0,,iv stayed contracted . copies. Price for one vear's sub
vcting sustains its record for gen- j gh0uld not have complained, scription.is $1.50. Address Tho
erosity. it lias passed a Dili ap
propriating $500,00 for the erec
tion of an additional fire-proof
structure for tho National Muse
u in. This is on the ground that
increased facilities for displays are
needed, the present structure not
affording sufficient room. It also
passed a bill appropriating S1G0,
000 for the purchase of a pneumat
ic gun for the War Department,
and it is likely to pas another car
rying and appropriation of $100,
000 for the construction of a mar
ble portico at the weskrn front of
The House of Representatives,
on the other hand, has had a sharp
discussion about spending so
much money It was over the
Congressional Librarj' building
- i i
which is in course of erection east !
of the Capitol. 63,000,000 were
appropriated for its erection when
the bill was passed, and now four
or five million more uto wanted.
Foine members held that $H,000,
000 was ta bo tho ultimate cost ' f
the structnr, while others
thought that $7,000,000 and even
$10,000,000 would not 1 e exces
sive for a National Library build
ing here. Representative Saw
yer, of New York referred to the
new state building at Albany,
which was com i enced to cost
4.0-10,000. It had ul rend v cost
$10,000,00, and there was no te'l
ing how much more it would cost.
He did not object to a National
Library building costing $7,000,
000, but he thought the idea so
prevalent of making Washing! on
the centre of wealth and seial dis
play was the grs;itest course of
the National Capitol. He said
that this idea hail grown so that
any man in public life is forced
Diinml mitfn limn lim oiilm-t- r
maintain social relations.
Representative Milliken derided
tho penny wic policy, and argued
that us the library is growing, tho
idea is not to erect a building for
to-day but for tho nr;xt hundred
wars. Ho insisted that auv change
of plan in order to sive mnny
would bo foolish, and dcclred
that he would not incur public
condemnation by voting for any
After much wrangling, it was
final'y dec ded by a vote of 114 to
i)0, one more than a quotum, to
stop work on the Library building,
to abolish the present commission,
repeal the act that was passed, md
that Oie Senate and House com
mittees on public buildings, acting
together, shall procure plans for a
library sttucture which shall not.
cost o-.er $:,( 00,000. ,
The people of Washington are
much pleased, as aie doubtless tho
people throughout t1 e entire
country, that the movement to
celebrate the four hundredth anci
vrsary of the discovery of Amer
ica is beginning to take definite
and substantial shape. The bill
providing for a permanent expo
sition of the threo Americas hero
in 1802 having been reported fav
orably some days since fioiu the
House Foreign AfTir- Committee,
the feature which insirs the suc
cess of the of the undertaking is
that authorizing tho President to
appoint a govemn.xntal b ard of
nine directors to formulate a lan
for the proposed exj osition, which
appropriates $23,000, to be imme
diate! v avai'ablo for the expenses
of this board.
If the project be propcr'y car
lied out it will be a great benefit
to the country at lare, as well os
the city of Washingto". It will
establish here a permanent expo
sition which will illustrate the pro
gress of the arts, sciences, inven
tions and ind sfiies of every Gov
ernment upon the Anier'can conti
nent. The Philadelphia celebration of
1S7(J to commemorate the Centen
nial of our independence as a peo
pie is the only international expo
sition ever held in this country ns
yet, and the good that resulted
"rom it is still apparent through
out every avenue of trade and com
merce. The exposition now pro
posed is in honor of a still greater
event in the world's history than
the formation of the States. It
will also be upon a much larger
scale and still far' her reaching in
The geologists have settled that
this earth is 21,000,000 of years
old, and that man has sloshed
about on the old thing 100,000
List of letters
called for in the Canyon City
Postoffice, Grant county, Oregon,
for tho month eudng June 30th,
John Dcen, (1)
H. A Guild.
J. L. Morris, (4 )
Persona calling for the nbove
will please sav "Adveitisud."
O. P. Ckksap, P. AT.
The African explorer, Stan
ley, has been a prominent fig
ure before the civilized world
and barbarous Africa, and who
has been reported dead, is now
thought to be likely to pull
through and reach civilization,
! although in a rather tight place.
Omaha Dame "Didn't you
know before your marriage that
the man you loved had contract
ed the liquor habit?"
Neglected wife "Yes I knew
he had contracted the habit, and
but after marriage the habit ex-
Opposite the M. E. Church, Canyon City, Oregon
SAM SIRED. Manager.
Wall Paper, Window Shades
Building & Carpet Paper,
0. P. CRESAP
Stationery, Book::, School Supples, Gilt 13 nd ::nd Glssware, in End
less Variety Fancy Ware, suitable foi r resents for both Old
aud Young. Boys' Iron Wagons, Baby Carriages
from Fourteen to Eighteen Dollars apiece.
Candies & cigars. Tobaccos, Cof
fees, Teas, Lard, Flour,
Dried Fruits, Canned Fruits, fiirr, Cream WhamL
the tiuest breakfast d sn known Fishing Tackle,
Fish Poles, Baskets, Tubs, Brooms, Lamp?,
Bird canes, and everything that is
usually kept in a Variety
Store, all of
Can now be Bought Cheap
! f'onrrtn f'tf.
Haptonstall & Dart
John Day City, Oregon.
-Just Received, a Genc
FINE TEAS, Imported direct from Jwpcm.
FARINACEOUS GUODS, "
Tapioca.. gek me v. cerealink
CRKAM WHEAT, CORN & OATMEAL. Etc.
'I OBACCOS & EL GUS TO CRJARS.
PATENT MEDICINES, DIAMOND DYES,
TO! LET ARTICLES, Etc., E c.
Will Sell at Reduced Prices For Cash.
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
To close out, will be sold at cost, and below cost.
IL M. SEL&t.
CANYON CITY, MAY 1-ith, 1888.
George Gundlach Sf Mre.
mar prices greatly reduced,
Notice is hereby given that wo shall expect Cash Payment on all Notes
and Accounts due us, by August 1st, 1888, without fail. We consider
that we have given, and. are uow giving ample notiete of this our in
tention, and therefore conGdentally expect a stiiet compliance with our
request. Goods, including a full stock of Groceries just arrived at low
freights, sold at Cost Couie and try us.
Gno Gundlacii& Bao.
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