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CAjYYOW CITY, GBAjYT COUNTY. OmGOjY, THURSDAY, MAY 28,1889.
Grant Co. News.
PUBLISHED THURSDAY MORNING,
D. I. ASBVRY
Editor and Proprietor.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS $2.per
quijeror first, .and ,?Lpcr.auarc; foK clchj
ublwjucrit IntertlorT -ir?zx
Regular advcrtuln? rate i made known on ap
No certificate sivcn until ill chxrcei are paid
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All Reading Notices in Local
'J ostium will be charged at the
rate of 20 cents per lino for first,
nml 10 cts each subesquent inser
tion. Special rates to regular
X. R. Maxcy.
. Phil Metschan
..N. H. Boley.
J. H. McHaley.
II. H. Davis.
J. II , Neal
....W. P Gray
..... E. Haves.
. . . . T. H. Curl
L. 15. J son
James A. Fee
J. L Rand
Church Directo y
Rev. A. Bails holds divine ser
vice at the AVinegar school house
at 11 o'clock a. ru. on the 1st Sab
bath of each month, and at 7
o'clock in the evening at the M. E
church in Prairie City. Also at
the Strawberry school house at 11
a. m. on the 3rd Sabbath of each
month and at Prairie City in l ho
evening of the same day. At John
DayCityatll a in. on the 2nd
and 4th Suudays, and at Canyon
City at 7 in the evening of the
same d ys.
MAKER ami CANYON CITY
McCUEN & GRIFFIW, Proprs.
Stage leaves Can). .ii City every ntnriilinr except
Sun tin , arriiimr ut liakcr the next tiny.
Good teams, go! c.mveyanccH and fiRt lime.
Every attention given to the comfort of pas
-IS THE PLACE TO CO WHEN
YOU WISH A FIRST-CLASS-
Batl, Shave, or Hair-cut.
A Western Wholtnale bouse ha recently added
tit recuUr builnei u peeial dcpartmentwhlch
will rcinlr' unices of caiahle men in varioui
localities ThW firm make no mislcadinc prom
lurs of exorbitant talaric,but pushing and relia
ble applicant who can furnMi satisfactory ref
erencci? a to tiustworthlneMi will he literally
midin proportion the ability they deniiintric
f. - ' il .. :n n.ii i.t nrFHt Iv Interfere
with litttdncs in which applicant may now be
, 1IARRINOTOS W.. a;i .-uic ai. 011.--".
Harney Stage line.
J. W. Tracy, l?-
route lead from Canyon City to Ilurns. In
eniev vallev, carrying U. S. Mail and
llif, Fargo &, Co Exprees.
Bta-elcavc Canyon Monday, Wcdneadiy and
Friday at 0 a. in., and leaves Hums on Tuesday
Thursday and Satuiday.
Pasien,;ersand Freight at reaionab rates.
K. O. W. BARBER.
Pbysicinu efc Surgeon.,
Canyon City, Ore".n.
2TOfflce and rftf'ilence in the Dr. Horslvy res
idence, upder end of Jlnin street.
I rofeahional calls made dav or night.
ORR, M. D.
Canyon City, Ogn.
Office on Main Street in Rooms formerly oocu
pied by Dr. Howard.
fl I. HAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY. OREGON.
Adorn cy-a I-Jm r.
Long Creek - - Oregon
J J McCULLOUGH.
Canyon City - - Ore
ggrOfiice with M. D. Clifford 3
Land IU'uilh mid CollectUns promptly atten
ded to. Hoed aiut Mortices drawn, and
E. A. Knisht,
CANYON CITY - - OREGON.
Office over John Schmidt's cabinet
shop; olliee hours from Da. ru.
to 4 p. m.
ALL WOBK WARRANTED.
pARRIsn & CoZAD.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Canyon City, Oregon.
Canyon City, Oree
All business entrusted to hli care wil receive
prompt attenlliin, and all money will be paid
as fust an cjllecled.
Prairie City - - - Oregon.
Also Agent for the sale of School
Proprietor of thi
JohnDay Milk Ran clr
Fresh milk delivered daily to
my customers in John Day and
Canyon cities. Give me your or
ders. J. Oliver.
V. C UORSLKY.M. D.
(Sradcateoktiik University of
P ennsylvania, April 8, 184S.
Canyon City, Oregon.
0 lice in hisDrugStore, Main Street
)rdcrs for Drugs promptly filled.
No professional patronage solicted
m' jss tlirectionsarestrictlyfollowed
NOTICE FOltT UI3LIC ATION .
I and OlHceat La Grande, Oregon.
April 13th. lSs
Notice ii hereby given that the following
named settler have lllfd notice of hit inten
tion to make final proof in Nupport of hU
claim, nnd thnt said proof will be made before
the County clerk of Grant county Or., at Canyon
Citv, Ore., otiMav U.Mh., lSsi, DANIEL
GIbl'IN. D S No!K).V2 for the NK 14 NE 1-4
See 3N 1-2 N'.V 1-4 and SjE 1-4 NV 1-4 Sect)
Tp IS S R 31 E.
llenameKthe followini; wituecMS to prove his
continuout residence upon, and cultivation of.
raid land, vU: James M Hutchinson, Andrew J
Pierce. James V Pierce, Charle? Ileycr, all of
Any jk;ioh who desires to protest azainut the
all nvatice of ouch proof, or who knows of ny
substantial rcahon, under the law and the rctfti
UtioiiH of the Interior Departnitnt, why Mich
proof ohni'ld not he allowed, will he iriveii an
opportunity at the above mentioned time and
place to rroM-examiue the witncoite of will
claimant, and to oiler evidence in rebuttal or
that nuhuiitud bv claimant.
4. HENRY R1NEHART, RosMcr.
Livery and Feed stable.
LEE MILLER, Propr.
Cnnyon City, Grant Co. Orogon.
PETER KCHL's OLD STAND
Having bought these popular
StablesI respectfully solicit a share
of the public patronage.
First-class Single and Double
Teams to let.
FINE IJl'OniES 5. ROAD CARTS.
Special attention given to the
care of transient stock.
"SeS SCAB'S r
THE SENORITA'S PLOT,
And How it Was Chhckmatcd.
A 11 ninbcr of ladies and gen
tlemen were seated on the hur
ricane deck of a tine steamer
running between New Orleans
and Havana. The sun had dis
appeared beneath the deep blue
waters, leaving a troad track of
dancing reddish light that ting
ed the water with a beautiful ef
fect. The light breeze swept
gently o'er the water, and the
many exclamations of delight,
appeared to fully enjoy the
Tqe attention of some was di
rected towards a long, low ob
ject, that rested like a cloud on
the distant horizon, and as the
genial, gray-haired captain came
bustling aft, with a pleasant
smile illuminating his weather
beaten features, a young lady
inquired of linn what it was.
For an instant the sea dog
glanced in the direction indica
ted by the fair hand, then, with
an attempt to modulate his
voice into sweetest tones, re
plied: ,-That cloud, as you call it,
young lady, is perhaps better
known us "the Uortugas bank,
and it was in this vicinity that
I once had an exciting advent
ure, in fact, it was a tight for
"Oh, do tell us all about it,
Captain; we should so much
like to hear one of your sailor
stories," and a general chorus
from the bevy of fair ones final
ly decided the skipper to sur
render at discretion, and in his
matter-of-fact way the seaman
commenced his yarn without
"It was about the year 1S25
that I had command of the old
brig 'Maria.' She was one of
a regular line of packets run
ning from !New Orleans to Ha
vana, and as a general thing I
used to be crowded with passen
gers. ulut navigation in those
days was not so pleasant as at
the present time, and the Oulf
of Mexico, including the wateis
around Cuba, swarmed with
piratical craft, whose blood
thirsty deeds terrified the whole j
merchant marine, and the Uni
ted States were forced to keep a
large squadron actively cruising
that finally had the desired ef
fect, and in time they cleared
the waters of the freebooters.
"I left Havana with the hold
full of merchandise; and in the
cabin I had one passenger, a
tine-looking young fellow be
longing to Commodore Porter's
fleet, then stationed in West In
dia waters for the purpose of ex
terminating the black-hearted
villians. He was a midshipman
and had been wo tided in a cnt-ting-out
expedition against the
pirates. He was now bound to
New Orleans, where he landed,
having been granted sick leave
for the purpose of recuperation.
"In the forward saloon -sort
of intermediate passengers -were
nine Spaniards, black
whiskered, swarthy-looking fel
lows, and one Spanisn maiden,
about twenty years old, com
pleled the passerger list.
"The young lady occupied the
best state room in the after cab
in, and I must confess that her
beautiful hair, black, luxuiiant
and dossv; her eyes, expressive
her pretty form" coquettish airs!
.,,,,1 awont. rrlmioos wore snfli. I
oit stnu inemiiLT as a irazeiio s
turn the hearts and
heads of the whole ship's com
pauy. She did not appear to
have anything to say to her
countrymen in tho forward cab
in, and was disposed to treat
them with silent contempt
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1 pillCM tilt Ullll liUI j , IVJl
neither the middy nor myself
but it did not annear to have
any effect on the officer, for he
made love to the senorita in the
most approved fashion, and
whenever opportunity offered,
while she, nothing loath, laugh
ed and chatted in pure Castil
lan, and her soft, musical voice
could be heard singing throuo-h
the cabin whenever the middy
was by her side,! She was evi-
' dently possessetkdf wealth; at
least 1 Jiiugcu birom ine usu
al standpoint appearances. She
had a profusion fpf diamons and
rare gems, which, with a Cu
ban's love of display, she wore
on every possible occasion. I
came to the conclusion that the
shrewd middy,' despairing of
promotion and having received
more blows than dollars, was
laying an anchor to windward,
for which Ir.inld not blame
capturing the prize if he could.
Rut what puzzled me was how
they managed to get along so
well when neither could under
stand a word the other said; but
as the days rolled by the impet
uous middy pushed the siege,
with but " little doubt in mv
mind as to the ultimate result.
"I was stretching over for the
Tortugas bank that you can all
see looming up abeam, when
one of the crew at work on the
foretopsail yard reported a sail
in sight broad off the beam.
"Now, a sail in those days
meant danger, and a reasonable
expenditure of caution at least
became necessary, as nine times
out of ten the stranger would
prove to be a pirate. I at once
slung my glass over my shoul
der, jumped into the fore rig
ging, and ran aloft for the pur
pose of examining the fellow. I
was there some time looking at
the sail that was glistening in
the distance not much larger
than a gull's wing.
'The wind was light and va
riable, the sun dazzled my eyes,
and a little swell rather interfer
ed with my observation, so that,
all combined. I was aloft much
longer than I ordinarially in
tended, finally returning to my
post not much wiser for my
uDefcending the after com
panionway I cntenvj the cabin
with the intention of enjoying
my usual siesta, hoping mean
while that a favorable breeze
would spring up. 1 had nicely
composed myself for the nap
when a iight, rapid footstep
crossed the cabin, and the next
instant the middy entered my
room without knocking, some
what to my surprise, as he was
very punctilio.is in all matters
pertaining to sea etiquette and
customs. I was on the point of
so expressing myself when 1
chanced to catch his eye, caus
ing me to start up from the
lounge in surprise and alarm.
I knew at once that something
out of the usual line had occur
red. 'His voice dropped to a whis
per as he seated himself by my
side, while a thrill of nameless
dread ar.d apprehension shot
through my heart as he said im
pressively: "'Captain, we have pirates on
'Pirates!' I echoed. 'What
are you talking about. Has
your spooning and cooing af
fected your brain?'
41 'On the contrary, it has
done us both a good turn. I
assure you, we have to confront
of life or death, and that short
ly. I repeat, sir, we have pi-
rates among ns.
" 'Speak out, man ; let's have
it all. Who are they?'
'"The nine Spaniards in the
forward saloon and their faith
ful ally, the senorita.'
'I looked at the naval oflicer
sharply, for 1 could not credit
what he was saying, but the
steady gaze of lus clear, gray
oyes reflected back no fires of
nsanitv. while ins demeanor.
cool and undemonstrative, was
indicative of anything but c
highly wrought or excited state
"-How did you discover the
I fiipr jitu ascertain inev were
i sailing under false colors
! "'Simnly enough. I hi
! h"d my ears and eyes open for
! some time, the entire passage,
in fact, losing but little of their
conversation, plajis and inten
tions concerning us all.'
" 'Why, confound it, what do
yon mean? What are you tell
ing me, young man? Did you
not inform me in person, that
you conld not speak a word of
Spanish, and have I not heard ; poarance of the sun the sky look
you jabbering away to the girl, ; od wild and brassy. The cook
trying in vain to make yourself bad been instructed to keep his
understood?' " choppers full of boiling water.
" 'I admit I told you all of whi,e the men deposited heavers
that, but there was a motive in a"d, iT0l laying pins about the
it all. suspicions were ? 1Lire ev l'0UJd be utiiiz-
aroused when I looked your pas
senger over, so I began to play
a part. Thank heaven, my pre
tended ignorance of the lan
guage will not be without its
good results. Why, my dear
sir, do you suppose that I could
the a-native.of -2Sew Orleans, and
two years on the West India
station, and not learn some
thing of the language of tlie
Hons? I can speak it like a na
tive. Put in this matter we
must move at once; there is no
time to lose.'
" 'Pet me hear the whole sto
ry. I can decide better then
upon ssme plan of action. 1
presume the piccaroons have de
signs upon the vessel?'
" 'Not only upon the vessel,
but the lives of all bans. It is
singular, but that prett-faced
demon is at the bottom of the
whole plot. Perhaps you win
der at the course 1 pursued in
regard to her and my pretend
ed ignorance of the Spanisn lan
guage. I will explain my rea
son moae fully for telling the
whopper. The day we sailed
was standing by the side or the
sonorita, who tripped and would
have fallen but for my assist
ance. I noticed on her hand a'
gem that glittered and sparkled j
to a wonderful degree, wliilerhe
setting was both odd and very
..,.,, v. n fi,.. ,.;.It :
massive. ell. sir. rnat ring
. r i
was once the property of my un-1
de. He owned a plantation in
.Jamaica, which he left two years j
ago to visit his people in .Newi
Orleans. Xeitlier he nor the j
vessel in which he embarked !
has been heard from since. My
suspicions were at once aroused;
It ,'c tnn lufn tr lnfL- rmr nr
eek for a possage by some oth-
,.- , i
er craft, while to disclose bare
suspicions without proofs would
have placed me in an unenvia-i
ty position. 1 lieiti my peace ;
waiting for what might turn up. '
While 1 have been tlirtimi with !
her and she paetending to con
verse with me she was in reali
ty perfecting plans with the
Spaniards for the seizure of
your ship ami the murder of us
all. They are all members of
one gang, and a fine lot of jail
birds thyy are. I have no
doubt that they murdered my
uncle, and in some way the se
norita has been mixed up in
'What do you propose to
"'While you were up aloft
they bad a last grand confab.
To-night they are to rise, take
the ship, make all blinds walk
the plank, and then run into
Oalvcston, which is their rendez
vous. They have not the slight
est suspicion that we understand
a word of their language and im
agine that the vessel will fall an
easy prey to their rapacity, which
very confidence on their part will
be of immense advantage to us
when the time is ripe for action.
Their plan is as follows: They
will all sleep on deck, with two
of their number convenient to the
cabin hatch, two in close proxim
ity to the man at the wheel,
while the remainder will attend
to the watch on deck and men
forward. The signal for the at
tack is to be three rap3 on the
hatch, and the mate and man at
the wheel will be instantly thrown
overboard. We, that is, you and
I. are to be attended to by the
senorita, who, with her poinard,
is to give us the coup de grace.
There, sir, you have the whole of
it, and now" we must circumvent
them at their own game.'
"I scarcely knew what to do.
for there were no arms on 1 oard
the brig. The middy had a pair
of pistols and his light dress
sword, the only weapon we could
depend upon; but I managed to
communicate with all the n.e.i
quietly, while the middy and my
self settled upon a plan of action.
"The Spaniards only counted
on having one watch on deck,
but as 1 intended to have all
hands on the alert, I resolved to
lull suspicion by pretending that
a gale was apprehended. As
fortune would have it, the ap
pearance of the weather was all
in our favor, and with the diBap-
- - rj
"The mate was stationed at
the wheel, a hatchet ground as
keen as a razor concealed in the
bosom of his shirt, while the mid
dy and myself waled the deck,
each with a pistol in his pocket
and the sword near at hand.
Outwardly calm and with care
less demqanor, we waited for the
summons that was to decide both
the fate of the vessel and all
"Deeper grew the shades of
night about us, while in the dis
tance lightning played with an
ominous glare from heavy threat
ening clouds that were rayidly
spreading over tho entire heav
ens. "Occasionally the low warb
ling of the Spanish girl could be
heard as she hummed some love
song, while the strategic posi
tions of the murderous Spaniards
were easily discernible by the
small glowing light that emana
ted from their ceaseless cigar
ettes. "The night was calm, scarcely
a breath of air ruillnd the surface
of the dark expanse of waters,
and the canvas flapped idly to
and fro, causing the reef points
to dance and rattle almost con
tinuously. 1 will confess to a
feeling of nervousness, with every
faculty braced to its utmost ten
sion, my ear strained for the first
sound that would announce the
'U'Miceinont of the deadly
struggle. Put my companion,
the middy, look matters very
xl - , , , , , , ,
diflerentlv. and laughed, nodded
aml . hw as t, h
W:llking the quartcr tjcck of llis
nvn i,(mnv craft.
-Suddenly three distinct nieas-
ured raps echot'd through the
ship, and in an instant the whole
scene changed as if by magic.
The signal had ltfen given con
sirerablv earlier than anv of us
pectcu, nit you may (i,pena
w-o were not cautilit napping, rai
ulit napping, rar
from it. as the conspirators found
to their cost
-q had no' time nor opportuni
tv i0 attend to anything but my
()vn personal safety, for one of
the lar :er Spaniards rushed at
. 7 1
ine from a dark corner, bis two-
edged dirk glittering on high,
poised directly over my heart,
but it never bad an opportunity
jo descend. With a cool, steady
aim I covered tin fellow's head,
und I doubt if he cwr realized
what was the cause that consign
ed him so suddenly to everlast
ing punishment. The Iniddy
had not used his pistol, but de
pending on his sword ran his an
tagonist through in the most ap
proved manner. The mate had
desperately wounded his assail
ants, leaving them writhing and
moaning in agony on the deck,
that was blippery with their
"Forward the battle was raging
fiercely, the loud yells of the op
posing forces ringing through the
air in discordant shouts, varied
occasionally by shiieks as Sam
the cook, dealt out his stock of
scalding water with an unstinted
"The Spaniards were capeiing
about like French dancing mas
ters, with the enraged seamen
following them up closely, using
their hoavers and Delaying pins
against the dirks of the Span
iards. On came the seamen.
Hushed with victory, charging
upon the now thoroughly cowed
For Strains and Sprains.
Evidence, Fresh, New, Strong.
Ut. ritatact. Txu,
Suflflrad S Tear. Just 20. Kit.
Bafftrtd ytart with itrtln of back, tool! not
Vila itralfht; uitd two bottles Bt. Jacob OU;
lt cartd. No pain la IS nustai.
M. J. WA1XACX.
OnCrutchfll. Caobrldst. Ohio, Joa U. M.
Two vitkioo tratchti from itralaed aaxU; M
Ct. Jacob Oil; cartd, bo rttora of pala la ont
year. Wil. OAT.
Hail ton. Ttxat. Jaat 51. till.
Spralatd ay back: nad to earn: wa cared
br St. Jacob OU after 2 noati aaatrUf.
&1R3. 2. 8H0NIT1ZLD.
In Bed. Eonjatoa. flca.. Mar S3, lilt.
Aboal Karen J. I itrlnd my aoxlo aad was la
bd on wk; cud can two wtt. Tart apsll
eatloa a dir. from tar bottl of St Jacob OU,
card at. Xo rtnra cf pala.
JOSE? H DAM in. EASTXSDAX.
Terrible Pain. PlalaWew. 111.. Mr II. ll.
I ieralad or taamb lait Bprlaj. aad a Urribl
iwlllat-aadpiUuad. reirappUcatlasief It,
Jacobiou cur. 4 s and tar it bn o wtara
tf pUa. Oil. B. MOWS.
AT Dbcooists and Dealers.
THI CHARU3 A. V0CELER CO., BUUbom , Hi.
and demoralized scoundrels, when
suddenly from the depths of the
cabin bounded forth the senorita,
her hair streaming, her eyes
blazing, and a torrent of C'astili
an pouring from her lip . Like
a tigress at bay she ghied about
her, dis playing at the same time
a pair of superbly mounted pis
tols. "At that instant, driven to
close quarters by thy men. a
number of the pirates leaped
overboard, leaving but one of
number on deck. He was by far
the handsomest one of the, reck
oning beauty from a Spanish
standpoint, and he was closely
engaged with the middy, who
was evidently making it very
lively for his antagonist.
"We were all more or less ex
hausted with our exertions, and,
having full faith in the oflicer's
ability to defend himself, we
crowded around to witness the
combat. The senorita appeared
on deck just in time to behold
the last clever thrust of the light
"The Spaniard bad wound his
cape around his left arm. leaving
his right clear to wield the dirk
as he advanced and retreated,
watching for an opportunity to
sheath it in the 1 ooni of the
young officer. I was about to
brain the rascal myself and ter
minate the affair when I was
saved the trouble. The pirate
had retreated before an attack of
the middy, when, tripping over a
ring bolt, he was thrown off his
guard, and like a flash of light
ning the bright blade of the offi
cer's sword passed through the
'"Scarcely had the oflieer clean
ed his weaiKin of the pirate's car
cass when a scream was heard,
followed by a sharp report, and
the form of the Spanish woman
confronted us. the smoke curling
from the muzzle as she stood
over the body of the prostrate
"The middy reeled and stag
gered forward, falling heavily on
the deck, but the weapon, force I
on by the impetue of the fall, was
sheathed to the hilt in the wo
man's body. She fell, uttering a
low moan, all hands of us stand
ing aghast at the terrible termin
ation of the melee.
"The officer was carried below
unconscious, where I attended to
his wound, which fortunately
was neither deep nor serious, but
exceedingly painful. lie surviv
ed it, rt aching his destination
safely, and to-day ranks among
the highest of his profession.
"The Spaniards who had Leon
wounded were secured, but died
ere the brig reached port, so that
finally the entire crowd found
watery graves. The sonorita was
despoiled of her jewels ere she
was consigned to the deep. I hav
ing the pleasure of turning over
to the middy ere he bade me
farewell, the ring formerly ovned"
by his unfortunate uncle.'' N
ThU powder nevtr rarlw. A marrel f puri
ty, strength ami -tholiomuets. More pconom
ical than the oniinarj kind?, ami cannot be
pnlil in t-oinpHiiiin with the multiicde of low
tent. ho:t weight, alum or phosphate powilro.
Sold onl In can. Koial HaVin I'twacr Co.,
lOl Wall St., X. V.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Ijtnd Office at La Gmnile. Oregon.
April H, 1STS.
Xotlre Ik hereby riven that the fiillnwing.
natnNl st-tiScr has "filed notice of hi intention
to make final proof In aupport of bis claim,
and that f-ald proof will be made lx-forr Clerk of
Uraut county, at (iinvon Citr, Oreiron, on
June I. 1M, iZ: INFIKLD It ALLEN. I S
No 7707 for tl.e S hklf NW p.ar X fulf .sV ijuar
Sec 11 Tp S K 30 E.
lie name? the following witncsiaea to prove
hli continuous residence upon, and culllvatlo
of said laud, viz: W II Johnson, frank M
Tear on. David K Iklralc'x, V l'c&rton all of
Anv ier?on who des!ro to protMt aialnft
the allowance n uch ptoof, or who know nf
any Muhstantiil rtaonK. under the law and the
regulation of the Interior Department, why
uch proof Mhottlil not be allowed, will be ;itn
an KpiNirtunitr at the above mentioned time
and place to "crus!-cxmlnc the wltneM of
said claimant, and to offer evidence In rebuttal
ofth.it Ritbmltted brcklmant.
M0 HENRY ItlNEII.VUT, ReeU'.er.