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Grant Co. News.
Court commences to-day. An
other session four months hence.
"Wednesday evening Michael
Hellman returned after an absence
of almost a year in the east.
The lottom was knocked out of
the heavens Saturday night, and
didn't it rain in good shape for a
Overholt it Muldrick did not get
a large assay from their rock which
they sent away, but that fact of
itself does not signify that there is
nothing in it.
We -place on our exchange list
the "Harney Press," published at
the county seat of Harney county,
by T. H. Roberts, the first number
of which reached this office by Sat
The law is not vindicated yet.
Not until the brutal murder of
Jbhn lironkce is avenged, will the
people of Graut county feel that the
hand of justice has dealt in accord
ance with the eternal fitness of all
Frank McCallum has started a
small business at John Day, but
"large oaks from small acorns
grow," and in time he expects to
carry a larger and more varied as
sortment. See his "ad under
And now the report comes that
twelve human skeletons have been
found in the swamps of Harney
county. Of course many people
will be ready to believe that they
are the remains of "settlers mur
dered by wealthy stockmen."
I. H. Wood has gone over to
Prineville in response to a subpiena
calling him there to identify some
horses which were stolen from him
some yeai-s ago. The thief has
been arrested, but in the event that
Mr. Wood recovers the animals the
trouble and cost will almost equal
The grand jury that is to be
drawn to-day will bo confronted
with the Sullivan case, and when
furnished with a copy of the testi
mony of the defendant, and when
taking nil things into
tlieir finding am le nothing
ent from the verdict of the coroner's
jury murder in the first degree.
The East Oregon Herald says:
"Two men traveling in two-horse
spring wagon, and named A. J.
Griffin, from Mt. Home, and K. F.
"Whitney, from Lrune, Idaho, came
into the office last Thursday to ex
amine the fine grain exhibit." "Was
tho two-horse wagon named A. J.
Grilin? Or did they travel into
yourfiice in a two-horse spring
wagon? By an immediate explana
tion you will confer a great favor.
"What was left of Pat McGinnis
after the State of Oregon got done
with him was buried last Friday on
the hill outside the cemetery ad
joining thi grave of Cain, the
first murderer (hold on! We have
no reference to Cain the first mur
derer in the world. Head on), ev
er executed in Grant county by
the proper authorities. Thus the
two executed murderers lie side by
side, and Pete Sullivan in due time
will make the third.
The "Harney Press" of April 25,
and its information must have
1x.ien conveyed by slow freight
says: inc u k ant uounty ivews
says at an airly hour Monday fore
noon, a man known as Peter Sulli
van came into town and surrender
ed himself to the authorities, saying
that he 'had killed Uroncho Bill at
his cabin on Pine creek.' " Now,
we propose to say that the News
never uttered such a sentence as
. the alove; never said anything
about "Broncho Bill." There has
not been a man by that name in
Grant county since our recollection.
Because every third man you meet
in Harney count' is sailing under
the cognomen of "Buccaroo Jim,"
"Scarface Charley," "One-lingered
Tabby," "Wild Bill," etc., it is no
reason that the residents of Grant
county should be falsely accused of
carrying unlawful name.?, or that
the name of the Gkant County
N i:vs should be taken in vain.
The man killed was John Bronkee,
as stilted in the News, and not
"Broncho Bill," as the Harney pa
per had it.
In digging the grave for Mc
Ginnis, Tom Reynolds dug tco
close and run into the coffin of
Gain, who was hanged here in 1 SG5,
for the murder of a man named
Watson, the particulars of which
murder as related to the News man
by residents o the city who were
present at the time are as follows:
Cain had worked for Watson in a
claim aiove town for a while and
hud quit and gone to work in a
claim of his own. Watson could
not pay him his wages in gold in
ftllKat the time he quit, but promis
ed to square up as soon as he could,
and told Cain that he could borrow
the money and pay him in green
backs, which were at that time
1S61 worth only a few cents on
the dollar. Cain told him if he
"greenbacked" him he intended to
kill him. Cain sued Watson and
obtained judgment. Wntson,
through his attorney settled with
Gain iu greenbacks, and Cain im-
- mediately hunted up Watson and
shot him dead. Cain was tried and
executed by due process of law.
Tom Reynolds buried him 24 years
ago, and also buiied McGinnis last
Yes, this is fine weather; we
knew that before you spoke.
The average daily attendance
in the public schools at Baker
City is 018.
Crop prospects in Eastern Ore
gon were never better at this sea
son of the year.
The passengers of the ill-fated
steamer Danmark were all land
ed at Philadelphia Monday.
Thieves steal horses and bug
gies at Chicago and ship them to
Denver where they are sold.
Surveyors are locating the line
of the Oregon Pacific through the
southern portion of Crook county.
The 30th of April and the 30th
of Mav are both holidays this
year. "Lcconuion uay iaus on
Send the News to your friends
Fnf nr nnv nthor nlnen. It an-
swers better man an tne leiiers
you can write.
Lee Sing, a wealthy merchant
of Denver, was arrested in Chica
go Tuesday for eloping with an
other Chinaman's wife.
In the selection of Indian
1 . . t 1 Hit lii
agents the secretary of the interi-
or has decided not to appoint
men residing near reservations.
The Emperor of Brazil is about
issue an edict prohibiting Bra-
to issue an edict prohibiting
zillian girls from marrying until
they arrive at the age of ten
Thousands of flasks of whisky
are sold on the streets of Pitts
burg every Sunday, and the pa
pers there call it "pocket li
cense." A New York newspaper, noted
for its graphic accounts of local
affairs, says that the shrewdest
criminals in the police courts are
A terrible crash! A fearful disas
ter! A mine explodes under the nose
of old fogies. Iinsche it Company of
Baker City the cause and tlieir low
prices the effect.
Rain which fell Saturday
night was a blessing to woodmen
as well as to every one else, and
their wood has been coming down
the creek at a lively rate.
A young lady in quest of a
bath sponge went into a store
and, in a tit of absentmindedness,
requested the clerk to give her a
good sponge bath. 1 he
Tuesday, April 30th, the cen
tennial anniversary of George i
Washington s inauguration as
president of the United States
was a legal holiday, hut not en
thusiastically observed in this
Tho work of counting the sil
ver dollars stored in the nation's
strong boxes is in progress. It
will occupy several months and
is the most monotonous and un
inspiring work that can be
The annual session of the
Teachers' Institute for Grant
count' will be held at Prairie
City, on May 27, 28 and 20, the
programme of which will be giv
en next week. Owing to the
crowded condition of the Nkws it
could not be given this week.
large number of persons had
a lasting impression made on
their minds in witnessing the ex- j
edition of Pat McGinnis last Fn- j
day. After a few more such nn-
pressions are made in Cirant
county the majority of the bold .
oau men win euner nave ucen :
hanged, or learned to respect and
obey the law of our land.
The supreme court has modifi
ed the judgment of the circuit!
court for Klamath county in the
case of Grant county vs Lake
count, on account of indebted
ness assumed by the latter when
Warner valley was attached to it.
Just what the decision is we do
not know, but have been waiting
to ascertain in order to inform
the readers of the Nkws.
Died, at his home near Prairie
City, Monday night, April 20,
1889, Mr. Fred Winegar, a pio
neer of Grant county, and a citi
zen whose character was above
reproach. Mr. Winegar had
been a cripple for many years
previous to his death, and was
universally loved and respected
by all. The funeral occurred
Wednesday, conducted by Moun
tain View lodge, I. O. O. F.
Some men try advertising as
the Indian tried feathers. He
took one feather laid it on a
board and slept on it all night.
In the morning he remarked,
"White man say feathers heap
soft, white man d m fool."
Some business men invest a
quarter or fifty cents in advertis
ing and then because they do not
at once realize a great increase of
business they declare that adver
tising does not pay.
A machine, where placer mines
can be operated by the dry pro
cess, has been successfully tested
all over the state. The drier the
dirt the better work is done.
Should it prove to be what is
claimed for it, placer mining will
be revolutionized, and it will
make little difference whether we
have wet winters or not, and the
"pay gravel" that is found on top
of our mountains can be induced
to yield its precious freight.
BEAR VALLEY BUTTERFLIES.
April 29, 1889.
Editor Grant Co. News:
Perhaps a few items from Bear
valley would interest some of
your readers. We have had a
very fine rain, grass is growing
fine and stock of all kind looks
There are about 100 acres of
ground seeded down to grain in
the valley this spring.
We have one school now in'
full blast, being taught by Miss
Mack of Prairie City, and anoth
er school will be started in a few
Considerable improvements is
j being made in the valley in the
i way of fencing, building, and
Now, Mr. Editor, what we
want, is a few more bona-finc
Settlors 110 more land SlhirKS or
non-residenters. Of those kind
we have plenty and some to
spare, or would have them if they
would only even live on their
I land they pretend to hold and
prove up on. In that case they
would be bona-fine settlers. But
then the law is only joking when
it savs "a continuous residence
j upon, and cultivation of said
I land," etc., etc. There are quite
i 11 nun;ber of choice claims lying
v:lc;l,nt aXet' )vhlc 1 ivould
be pleased to show to all home-
Another Valuable Grant Co. Horse.
Mr. N. II. C. Cottrell of Uma
tilla county was in Grant county
last week and purchased of I).
W. Jenkins for parties in Port
land the horse ''Captain Jinks."
This horse was a full brother to
"Mt. Vernon," which horse had a
record of 2 20 L For a gentle
man's driving horse "Captain
Jinks" cannot be heat for the
money $400. We are pleased
to note the sale of CI rant county
horses, and feel assured that she
can furnish as fine driving or
work horses as any county in the
state, and when the fact becomes
generally known, then will be the
opportunity for Mr. Jenkins and
others who have given their at
tention to blooded stock to reap
List of letters remaining un-
called for in the nostofliceat Can
yon City, Or. April 80, 18S9.
Rradlev JJalard, S. Dickson,
Jas. Fry, Geo. Lafleinine J. R.
Magness, Miss Melissa Newland,
C. L. Palmer, Emory A. Wood,
John M. Young, A. A. MeCoy.
Persons calling for the above
will please say advertised.
O. P. Ckksap, P. M.
The "New Hotel" is to be re
opened to the public on Wednes
day morning, May first, by the
former proprietor Mrs. B. C.
Trowbridge, who will employ on
ly white cooks and waiters, hav
ing no Chinese help whatever.
Stop at the New Hotel, Canyon
Look at These Prices.
tV beautiful top buggy only
An elegant buckboard, on.y
a diindv cart, onlv JO
Nought at bankrupt sale in the east
umi offered at these tempting prices
H si,ort tiine oniv hy j.isci,(; tt Co.,
i;:lkt-r CJity. Buy now before it is
North Dakota will enter the
Union with an indebtedness of
No, the fruit crop of Grant coun
ty is all right. We may expect an
A cyclone traveled twenty miles
through Arkansas the other day
without doing fuither damage than
blowing down two negro cabins and
upsetting a hay.st.iuk. Has the
cyclone had its day
The time is fast approaching
when the supreme court will begin
its first session in Eastern Oregon.
Next Monday the honorable judges
will meet in Pendleton and ponder
over weighty cases of law and equity-California
contains a larger pro
pot tion of insane persons to her to
tal population than any other state,
the liinires beim' one to 300, as
against one to MO in the whole i
j country, according to the census of i
i) 1 t !
Persons wishing to improve
,i i t
their memories or strengthen
ii r ii i i i !
fbi'ir nmver of mtentmn should
send to Prof. Loisette, 287 Fifth
Ave., X. Y., for his prospectus
post free, as advertised in anoth
A lazy genius in Maryland has fore stated, producing instantane
invented an automatic fishing OMR death. How McGinnis ob-
pole which, hy the aid of stout
spiral springs, yanks out the jin-'
wary denizens oi me streams ,
while the fisherman smokes and
n-itua in pen.;. .
at Walla Walla
unhitch a horse by taking statement to implicate any one.
idle first, whereupon it That secret died with Pat Mc
and took with it a nice Ginnis, and could anyone have
off the bridle
ladv whom the voting man
had taken out riding. She jumped :
out, and narrowly escaped serious
injury, aud now has a very poor
opinion of the young wan.
The Only Atonement for
. a Horrible Crime!
Palrick McGinnis Executed
For the Murder of Dep
uty Sheriff Robt.
GOES UNFALTERING TO HIS DOOM!
From Friday's Social Edition.
To-day was enacted the clos
ing scene in a remarkable dra
ma in real life commenced on
the night of July 5th, 1SSS.
Patrick Mediums, who mur
dered Deputy Sheriff Robert
Lockwood, expiated his crime on
the gallows. He maintained the
coolness and nerve which has
cnaracienzeu ins actions since
his capture and conviction, and
during the past few days of his
lite when certain doom was star
! ing him in the face, not a tremor,
no trace of remorse or fear of
death was visible on his counte
nance, and in the hour of his
death his indifference did not
One o'clock p. m. was the hour
named in the death warrant for
the execution, and when the hour
I d,rcw, niKh the P"suer with
shackles removed, m company
with the sheriff and deputies and
Rev. Father I enrich of Baker
City, proceeded to the scaffold at
the rear of the jail. Those who
expected to sec McGinnis dis
play weakness wcjp disappointed,
for instead of being assisted to
mount'the stairs he stepped in
advance of the guards and
bounded up the steps as though
eternity were for years removed,
and not for only a few short min
utes. Upon being asked by Sheriff
Gray if he had anything to say,
he protested his innocense and
declared that he was not the
murderer of Robert Lockwood.
His hands were strapped to his
sides, his feet secured, the noose
adjusted and the black cap
drawn over his face, when after
a short prayer by the priest, the
soul of Patrick McGinnis was
launched into the great world be
yond, where if guilty his protes
tations of innocense only increase
his condemnation. The drop
was sprung at 1:1."), and in 22
minutes Drs. Horslev and Scott
pronounced, life extinct, and the
body was lowered and placed in
the coffin. The victim's neck
was not broken, but death was
caused by strangulation, although
not a movement or struggle was
perceptible nJary time.
The history of the crime with
which McGinnis was charged
and for which he was subse
quently tried and convicted, aud
the circumstances attending tin;
trial may be briefly outlined as
follows: At the April, 18SS term
of circuit court for Grant count v.
he was indicted by the grand ju- j
ry for branding horses not his
own and bonds fixed at if 1000 but j
afterwards reduced to $(100. !
About the first of May he was j
placed under arrest, and failing 1
,to give the required bond for his
appearance at the November
term of court was held in custo
dy, and attended by Robert
Lockwood, jailer and deputy
sheriff for Grant county, and as
his crime was not of such a na
ture as to warrant a strict watch
being kept over his actions, he
was allowed all the favors usual
ly accorded a criminal of his
class, having the liberty of the
sheriffs office during the day, j
and the corridor of the jail at
night. A Piute Indian was con- j
fined at the same time, charged !
with the murder of a man nam-
ed Bright in Harney valley. !
This prisoner was feared and ev- j
cry precaution taken by the jail- j
er to not allow him to obtain an j
advantage in any way, he being j
confined in the iron cell at night, j
On the night of July .rth about
11 o'clock, the jailer was found j
dead in the jail corridor with a '
bullet wound in the back of his ;
head and the prisoners both gone, j
His remains were cared for and J
a reward of $1500 offered for the j
escaped prisoners. They were J
both subsequently captured the j
Indian over on the Malheur, and !
McGinnis on the John Day near j
Mt. Vernon. Evidence at the ,
examination sub- ,
stantiatcd the belief that Lock- j
wood came to the jail in the ear-
lv evening to attend the wants of I
'"-""'fa w . i
the Indian who had complained.
V,U1. , . . ,
of beinr sick during the dav, and (
UI e .
that when in the act of unlocking
the cell in which he was confined
McGinnis fired two shots, one
missing the officer and the other
takintr effect in his head as be-
tained the wcanon which was .
tK. 0fflce pistol," and always 1
kept in a drawer in the slicnlt's I
0flicc is not, known, and perhaps
win never ue, ior no comessiuu
1 ll -U
was maue on me ganows nor any
heen implicated with him in the
killing of- Lockwood, their own
confession, when they are called
"to meet Him who judgeth all
tilings' must reveal the fact.
1 No other power can at this time
clear up the mystery.
At the November term of court
. fbn ft mnd inrv returned nn
I dielinent of " murder in the first
i degree. He was
' charge before Judg
! with IU lhiqtin nftornov for do
i lendant and District attorney J.
L Rand and M. D. C lord lor
nient." Judge Ison's sentence
was that he be hanged on Friday
January IS, 18SU, till dead. An
appeal was taken by his attorney
and pending the action of the
supreme court a respite of sixty
days was granted by the govern
or. The sentence of the lower
' court sustained and preparations
j were made for carrying into exe
cution the sentence on March 1J).
l roeeedings were slopped ny an
order from Judge Fee, one of the
judges of this district, command
ing the sheriff to hold the con
demned until a mandate was is
sued by the supreme court and
the prisoner re-sentenced. This
mandate was issued in due time
and Friday. April 20th, 1SSJ),
fixed as the date of execution.
Therefore on this day was carri
ed into efiect, the second sen
tence of death hy the civil courts
of justice ever passed upon a
prisoner in Grant, county since
its organization as a county.
Gone to Raising Gourds.
Frank McBcan, the veteran
stage driver, has resigned his po
sition of driver on the Canyon
Burns route. We had not notic
ed him in town for several days
and supposed he had slopped J
driving simply because he had j
stopped driving, but Tuesday we
learned the occasion of his ah- j
sence on ins accustomed seat.
Frank has gotie to farming. He
wrote to Mr. t'resap to send hint
a half bushel of gourd seed by
return stage. He intends plant
ing the seed on his Soda Spring i
ranch and will embark in gourd
culture to the extent of many
acres. When the crop of gourds
is fully matured next fall, he will
gather them and take them to
tile tule swamps of Harney val
ley to catch monkeys with.
Judge Dustin stopped at Soda
Springs Monday night and in
formed McBean that in the inte
rior of Harney valley was a large
section of country abounding in
monkeys and reptiles and pos
sums and persimmons, the same
as Central America. Frank be
lieves it, and is investing his last
dollar in the culture of gourds to
capturortbc monkeys. His plan
is as follows: A small hole is
cut in the gourd, the insides ta
ken out and the cavity filled
with sugar, and the gourd placed
where the monkeys can find it.
A monkey comes along", smells
tho sugar, and thrusts his hand
into the gourd and grasps a
handful. Of course he cannot
withdraw the hand without let-1
ting go of the sugar, and this he !
will not do. In this position they j
are easily caught. The monkeys j
that Frank captures will be fat
tened up. but it is not know-i? yet
what disposition will be ma$e of
them. He thinks, however, of
cutting off their tails, shaving
their laces, running some for of
fice in Harney county in 1S5K).
and reserving a number to be
used as representatives for Grant
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The Ladies Delighted.
The pleasant efiect and the
perfect safety with which ladies
may use the liquid fruit laxative
Syrup of Figs, under all condi
tions make it their favorite reme
dy. It is pleasing to the eye and
to the taste, gentle yet effectual
in acting on the kidneys, liver
Cash advances made on wool for j
cousignuK nt to Christy it ise, i
Collin, it McFarland,
tf. Arlington, Or.
Massachusetts rejected the
proposed prohibition amend
ment by a majority of from
85,000 to 40.000. Judging
from the late election it looks
like a hopeless case for an
amendment of this nature to
carry in any state hereafter.
FOB SALF"7)K BENT.
A dwelling house in Canyon
City, centrally located, three
rooms and kitchen, water in the
house, better known as the Dr.
liarber residence. "Enquire at
this office or of Mrs. C. Phillips.
Harrison Was tout
ir citie Chicao-o, ;
St. Louis, Leavenworth and Cin
cinnati, had gone democratic,
he remarked that he was not
surprised; all the leading re-
publicans were in
All persons knowing themselves
indebted to us by note or account
must settle the same on or before
June 1st 1889, a3 wo will close
out our business at Mount Vernon
at that time.
Taylor & Co.
Mt, Vernon, April 15 1889. 1
the State, bv a jury composed ofjtne 0(,y P"'8 though the
twelve representative men of our j h once every minute. The
county, and a verdict rendered of f,,n capacity of the lungs is about
";it. c Mw.rrrod in fbo indiVf. 820 cubic inches. About two-
i The skin contains more than
1 2,000,000 openings which are the
,-as tried on this ! outlets of an etjual number of friend out to look at the m Citiiuttm
fudge L. li. Ison, sweat glands. The skeleton con- valley, aud he returned with a wou
aftornev for do- ssts of more than 200 distinct dcrful tide of the section he visited.
; hones. An amount ot blood
i "l"" l ,; n; quamuj, ui
iti . i
thirds of a pint of air is inhaled
in each breath in ordinary respir
ation. The stomach daily pro
duces nine pounds of gastric
juice for digestion of food; its ca
pacity is about five pints.
There are more than ")0D sepa
rate muscles in the body, with
an equal number of nerves and
blood vessels. The weight of the
heart is from tS to 12 ounces. It
beats 100,000 times in "2-1 hours.
Each respiratory duct is one
fourth of an inch in length, of the
whole about 0 miles. The aver
age man takes ok pounds of food
and drink each day, which
amounts to one ton of solid and
liquid nourishment annuelly. A
man breaths IS limes a minute,
and oOOO cubic fu t. or about oTo
hogsheads, of air every hour of
To keep the system in perfect
order no rented v is so good as
electricity, and that is proving
itself the most efficacious of all
known treatments. Dr. Darrin
submits the following cures re
cently performed through this
HKCKXT CPKKS lKltli MtM Kt)
llev. J. E. Coonour. Portland,
Or., skin disease cured.
W. T. Binkiey. Centraiia. W.
T., sciatic rheumatism, restored.
J. T. George, Gleneden, YY. T.,
chronic rheumatism five years,
Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, Salem,
Oregon, deafness many years, re
stored. C. F. Mayhew, $Z 1) street,
Portland, rheumatism in its
worst form, cured.
Mrs. .1. Klli
:i: Clay street
seases peculiar to her sex, cured.
D. S. Wells, four miles north
of Albina. on Vancouver road,
deafness five years, cured.
Charles Maguusson Salem, Or.
asthma so he could scarcely walk
or sleep, restored.
J. W. Keeney, Long Creek,
(5 rant county, Or., kidney com
plaint and pains in the back and
down the sciatic nerves, restored.
Willie Clark, 10 Front street
Portland, discharge's jwir twelve
years, cured. v
1). J. Graham's child, Spring
field. Oi. painfully afflicted with
granulated cotqunctivitus, cont-
i plicated with ulcers of the eye
balls for nine months, cured.
David Boss' son, W(0.11and.
V. T.. painful hip disease, had to
be carried to the doctor's office,
cured. Mr. Boss has a daughter
residing at the Merchants hotel,
Portland, and can be referred to.
t)r. Darrins' Place of Business.
Drs. Darrin can be consulted
free at 2:" Fifth street, corner of
Main, Portland. Oregon, and Oc
cident hotel. Astoria, Oregon,
until further notice. Office
hours front 10 to -1 daily; even
ings, 7 to S; Sundays, 10 to 12.
All curable chronic diseases, loss
of (manhood, blood taints syphilis
gleet,, gonorrhoea. stricture
spermatorrhteea. seminal weak
ness or lo: s of desire of sexual
power in man or woman, catarrh
and deafness are confidentially
and successfully treated. Cures
of private diseases guaranteed
and never published in the pa
pers. Circulars sent free. Most
cases cun receive home treatment
after a visit to the doctors' office.
The prospects for good crops
and a successful business season
in this country are exceedingly
flattering. We are informed that
grass in all parts of the county
looks better than it has any
spring for years.
Combines the jutce of the Blue Fiys of rlainut.t, an I to otlVr ewdrn. o
California, so laxative and nutritious , tt..u .-utmiUted by claimant
with the medicinal virtues of plant'510 K. A. McION.l.I)
known to Lis most uenenciai to me
human system, forming the ON LY PER
FECT REMEDY to act gently yet
promptly on the
! KIDNEYS, LIVER AUD BOWELS
Cleanse the System Effectually,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
and all arc delighted with it. Ask your
druccist for SYKUP OF FIGS. Manu- j
"bb'" w .
factored only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
Sam Fkakcisco, Cal.
since bad a visit from a
from the East, who wished to pur
chase land and loyite somewhere In
this state. Mr. Knrns sent his
; He said that he visited a farmer
who nan a great drove ot iios, all
of winch had lost their tails. Jfo
inquired how this had happened,
and the farmer said the caudal ap
pendages had been amputated, nud
when it was asked why this was
done, he was told it was to prevent
the animal's from becoming blind.
This startling announcement led to
fui titer inquiry and explanation.
The farmer stated that the soil on
his farm is what is known as blask
mud. It is very rich, an 1 also
very adhesive and the pigs in wal
lowing around get their tail:; du'ih
ed with it, and a elotl finally aoet:
mulates on each pig's t-iil which
grows by accretion and accumula
tion to an immense siz, and be
comes so heavy that it drags hick.
the pigV. skin so far that the un
fortunate animal is no longer able -to
shut his eyes, and soon becomes
blinded from the lare of the sun.
By cutting off th" pig's tutis thin
catastrophe, is avoided, and the pig
soon grows fat. Mr. Kern's ft tend
did not admire this style of things,
and is now looking for some section
free from black mud. Oregtmian.
The true interests of Ponlaii'l
Kastern Oregon and the rail
roads are really the same: and
tlioy all would be immensely
benefitted by the opening of tho
Columbia river to navigation.
But it never will he done as
bug as the jioliticai bo.-ses,
now so thoroughly entrenched
in power, rule the state. What
Oregon needs iiit and abovo
everything else is a jtolitical up
heaval. It is only a (flicstiou
of a little time when it will
Mrs. C. S. Lockwwd is agent for
Spehv Steam Cooker, :Shepards
Stove Pipe Shrives, Brewster's
Safety lleitt Holder, and the Favor
it.' Fluting Iron. These article:;
arc of inestimable woith to every
housekeeper, ami the rein holder .
cannot well ie dispensed with by
those who ride in carriages. 2tf
The United States grand jury
has returned a true hill ot in
dictment against Bartl.oiouicw
Coffey, ex-agent or the I ntatil
la Indian reservation, charging
him with embezzling govern -incut
funds to the amount oc
FOR CHICKEN CHOLERA.
419 Huron St.,
Wli.. Nov. l'-
I bsvc used
St Jacobs Oil flir
with great suc
cess. Every fowl
the disease wai
cured by it it.hI
I recommend It as a sure cure. It lias saved
5ie many dollars. II. A. Kl'KNNK.
Breeder of Fine Fowte.
Bukcrslk'hl. Cnl., Oct. 13, 1S5.
I hare used St. Jacob Oil for sotelivml ef
t'jIcVciii with prompt, permanent cure. OnJ
kottlc will cure 10 to 15 chickens; 2 to 3 drop
tores Wheeze?. JAS. UKTIIAL.
3 OESKRA L DIRF.CTIOXS.Stfz apt 4
Yraid or dough tat united ickh Jacabi OIL JJ
fiejourt cnnt twalhw fore it i(amn thettumii.
Viz smne com meal umtgtt vith Ike OtL G1t
lutiing eke. They ictll yfwttf eat ami be ewred.
At "Druogists and Dcalf.ks.
THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO., Baltimore. Mi
Expand the Mind
B? seeing as much as yoa can of the jvorld,
But crc you set out cither as a tourist, com
mercial traveler or emigrant whether yoa go
by rail, steamship or steamboat, provide your
self with Ilostettcr's Stomach Bitters, which
the traveling public recognizes as the finest
medical safeguard and preventive of sea eld:
ncea with which any one Journeying bv land
or water can be provided. It famishes io the
western pioneer adequate protection .i.nnst
malaria, rheumatism and ihosc disorders of
the bowels which miasma tainted water beget.
Its sedative effect upon n stomach pertui bed
by tho rocking of a nhip is trulv maxutnl, and
it is a capital appetizer and ucrvc invtgorntor.
Kxcelient is it for biliousness nud kidney In
action, and it counteract, in a remarkable
degree, the offects of fatigue, pli.ika! or
mental. After wcttin? and c.xpo.urc in In-
i clement weather, it should bo uticdos a pro
, NOTICK FOR PUP. LT CATION
I-iluI Ort a The Dalle-. UregH.
I Aprii IT, I.
N"lirr U hereby siven that thj MkiniHtc-
i natiaii Rcttl.-r huve tiled notice of liis inlcitti.ni
t-i f. live litisl priit liHupjMirt f lii chhM ami
tli.it sukl proof Mill ho made lH-fre CiiHly
Clerk if Omit Connt. nt Cam on "ii,y,Or.. H
June 10. 1 sw-ii. viz: LKK STKEItS. I S
. for the lot 1 Sec 3D and loti :i and t an 1 iV. 1-1
1 SW uimr Ser 10 Tp t.S S K 2i K.
lie name the followim.' u-itnetaus to prove lata
ctirtimtoMH rcfidetxe iiii, ami cultivation tf,
ant lam!, viz: Hrnrv firnr.er, Umc Iltakti,
J C Alboit, Miner Swiek, all f Stcxrurl. Or.
A;.y jicrwin who de-dres to protust Krittt
, the a' lourai.rv of such proof, or who Lnmvj tff
any Mlilaiitiat reason, under the Itiv umi tku
rrujttnn f the Interior lpartmont. why
. Mich pr xif should nnt In: allowed, will lictrittui
nn ommrtuiiltv at the abuvc mentioned time
and plarc toernsvexnmine the witm.' of id
in ruottuai ti
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION.
hand Cilice at I. Orundo. Ow-oh.
Aprii IS, 1S.
Notice i hereby ulvcn tht the following.
naiiislseltlerlia lik-d notice of lit I'ltvntiMl.
to make llnal proof in Hiijijvort of Jim fWw,
mid tint Mid proof will Ik; mode before Clark (
, Crant count v. at (Ann on City, Oregon, on
! June 1, ItfiV, Y.: WINKIKM) K AI.I.KN. IS
1 Xo TTOT for the S hulf NW ipar X half AW ijnar
i Sec 11 Tp III S It SO E.
1 He names the following witncfes to.provo
! his cniitinuoiH residence upon, end cultivatin
of aid land, viz: W It Johnson, Frank JI
, I'enr'on. David E Ilelmick, P IVarson all of
, III nt :i, Or.
thc allovonce of uch pi oof. or who'kmm-s of
anv subs-tantlal reason, under the law and the
regulation- of the Interior Department, why
Mh nroof honId not be allowed, will be ch'cn
an opiMirlunitr at the above mentioned time
and place to "cross-examine the wltnec of
aid claimant, and to offer eridence in rebuttal
of that anbmltted by claimant.
9-10 HENRY IUXBHAET, ItegUtef.
Mr. William Kurns