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mm THE GRANT COUNTY NEWS. iM
OAA'TOA' CITY, Git A AT COU.A'TY. OREGON, TlTUJiSDA )') OCTOBER 3, JSS9.
A 'uutbcr SS.
THE GRANT COUNTY NEWS,
IUUM9IIEO r.VKItV THURSDAY JIOIlNI.NO
Editor nnd Proprietor,
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Subs-iiption 33 00
Six Months 1 GO
Three Month 75
All llondiug Notices in Local
'Join in n will bo clmrgod nl tlio into
of 20 conls por lino for first, nnd 10
cts ench subesquout insertion.
Spocinlrntes to regular advortisors.
-WE AltC rHElMIlKU to i:xkcute
01' EVERY DESCnilTIO.V, CllEAW.Y
Posters, Dodgers, Billheads, Letter
bends, Notohoads, Slato
I'ltl.NTKI) TO OltUKIt.
Clerk ... ......
N. U. Mixcy.
. I'liil Metsehnn
..N. H. Holey.
J. II. Mcllnlov.
If. J I. Davis.
.... J. II. Nenl
....W. P Gray
, Ohns. Tiniins.
... T. II. Curl
., lj. It. Ison
J nines A. Foo
. . . ,J. L. Hand
Dist. Judges .'
Dist. At'ornoy. . .
Hov. A. ISnds holds divino sorvice
at the "VVinegnr school houso at II'
o'clock a. m. on the 1st Sabbath of
each month, and at 7 o'clock in the
evening at tho M. 13. chinch in Pnii
mo City. Also 'at tho Strnwborry
school hoiiso ut 11 n. in, on tho Hid
S.ibbath of each month and at Prai
rie City in 'ho evening of the same
dav. At John Day City at 11 n in.
on'tlio '2nd and 1th Suudays, nnd at
Cnnyon City nt 7 in the ovoning of
the same days.
DEPUTY' STOCK INSPKCTOHS
NOTICI3 is hereby givon that 1
havo appointed tho following
nnuiod persons n my Dopnties, viz:
L. 1). Lnco
Win. Hull..... v .,
Joo Knas, Fox Vul.
. . . .Wanton
, , . John Ony
. . . .Stewart
. x. Hamilton
. . John Day
. . . . Witgnor
It. W. Cattor . .
W. W. Ilinton .
John C. Lnce ..
Jns. Wallace . .
' ' MIH"-U .... .... '
t. u .inlmsnn Dnvvillo
John H lhikcr Caleb
W II tlillis Hitter
T. H. Cum.,
Stock Inspector for Grnnt County.
Postoflieo Mt. Vernon, Or.
lluoU or Shan rod lo urJr. or nt-ally rai-alrtJ,
All WprU Wurruuteil rlrt-olin
J. L. B. VrAL & SON.
Hak r.it City, - - Oiiwio.v.
V.'OLINS nud GUITARS.
Jluiiry lol.otn on t'ollatdab.
Opposite Union Moat Market,
PHOFI3SS ION A L OA IMS
Oil It, M. I).
Cnnyon City, Ogn.
Ofttw on Main Slr In lUwmt tofuwrly
M Uf lir. Howard.
Q I. HAZISLTINIS.
g B. DI3NNINO.
j j mccullouoh;
Canyon City - - Onr.ooN
Onico with M. D. ClilTiml '1a
Land (lllnt and Cullrtllnni I'romptly UtnJfJ
to. lnU mil Uortjr!" lrn, ikI clir,-t
Y A. KNK3HT,
CANYON CITY - OUEOON.
Oflico over John Schmidt's cabinot
shop; ollieo hours from Dam to 1 pm
ALL WOBK WARRANTED.
PaIUIISH k Co.AU.
A'lTOHNKVS AT LAW.
Canyon City, Okegon.
1LA Y TODHUNTKH.
in cl Oollootor.
Cnnyon City, Orou
All liiulnci enlruitrJ to liU cr ll rrl
prompt ittniUon, nJ all money will fc IW
(nil aa ollrclnl.
p 0 H0HSU3Y, M D.
GltADUATE OK THE UNIVEIISITY or
IVn.vsyi.va.xia, April 8, 1818.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Olicoiuhis Drug Store, Main Stieet
hders for Drugs promptly filled
No profeksionul patrontigo solicted
iii'jss directions are strictly followod.
ST. 'A1. TVtrtolK.,
PitAiitiE City - - - OiiKfiox.
Also Agent for tho sulo of School
I'ronrietor of the
John Day Milk Ran ch
FichIi milk delivered daily to my
custoinci-s in John Day and Cnnyon
cities. Give mo your orders.
CAN VOX CI I V - Oregon
Jfugk Smith, prop'r.
A Full StutV of the I'urot 0 UIi.m anJ
Tlx Dm! clri In tbt Mtikct.
Livery and Feed Me,
LEE MILLER, Propr.
Canyon City, Urnut Co. Orouou.
l'ETEII Kl'IIL'H UI.II BTANI)
Having bought thoso jiopulni
StnblosI respectfully solicit n share of
tho public patronago.
Fiist-clnss Single nnd Doublo
Tennis lo let.
I'lNE IIUOOIES i. IIOAII CAI.TS.
Special nttontion given to tho
enro of Iraiihiont stock.
Canyon Cm, Oueoon.
ROBT. WARD. Prop.
HAHNHSS, WHIPS, Sl'UHS,
And gonor.il supplies constantly
kiint on hand.
Saddles ordered nt n small dis
count. Hopniring done on short notice
In puttering around an old eliiin
nev fonndntion in St. Augustino,
.Koridn. pome parties found n lot of
old Spnnisli com of tlio value of
over $300. The old chimney is nt
least 120 yenrs old. It is thought
the eoin o'neo belonged to n Spanish ,
Catholic priest named Crnsby, who
onco occuiilutl the house nnd had ,
ohnrgo of the Cntholie Mission from ,
17'jri to 1S15, having been sent!
hither by the king of Spain. In
1821 a mnn by the name of Hogas,
found -f!!0J in the snme cliinmey.
Since that time, wild stories of hill
ded coin have been current in the
neighborhood. Tho oldest coin of
the lot benrs the date of 17m. The
people think there is yet vast sums
concealed in the inhhjsh of tho old
house as tho Spanish priest is said
to have received Inrge sums from
the king of Spain and tho Cntholie
church, nnd was very miserly in
his habits. The ruins are now
guarded and tlio people arc looking
ouer the grouiuU. St. Augustine,
it will be remembered, is tho oldest
town in the United States, having
been nettled by tho Spaniards prior
to tiny Knglish settlements in Amer
ica. The finest slock of Drygoods,
Clothing, Hoots nnd Shoes, at Collin
A- Mt Farland's, Heppt.cr
TliU piiltrn r tunc A martrl t u r I
lit (1 4lio!oiinif Mnr rruiioin.
leal tti&u tlic onhrurv kln.U. mid cannot b
0I1I In .i.iiiprlia.in with tli iiiultllurlr o( lux
let, li il fbjlil, alum or ihuiltc vi(lrn.
Solil onl In can. Itoial lUWini? 1'uwOtr Co,
lul Wall St.. N. Y.
Wholesale cS- Bet ail
Floir ai Fwi.
NEAR THE DEPOT,
BAKER CITY, Or.
(i(Kx!s found to 1 not lirnt
clusi. may 1st n'tiuncil.
NEW MARKET. 5&
John Day, Or eg.
Hoof, Pork, Mutton, Lard, etc,,
kept constantly rn hand.
Fish, Chickens, Kgngaml all kinds
of puuo constantly on hnud when
thoy can bo bad.
Orders from u distance promptly
F. I. McCALLUM
HORROR OF HORRORS.
How Afrlc it Delnc Depopulstei.--the
Infamous Slave Tridert.
As to the rapidity tvitli which
tho depopulation of tho region of
tho regions of tins I'pper Congo is
going on much hni been written
by those who lmvo parked through
them within it few yenrs. It is on
tho head waters of the I'pper Con
go that tho slave merchants have,
miicc the first visit of Stanley, done
their worst. Mauyuimi, on the
I.ouaba, and tho three provinces
about, forn otic of the finest prov
inces in the valley of the Upper
Congo. Tho legion, within un
area perhaps of 1,000 miles long
by !H)0 wide, rontiiincd D,0U0,UUU
inhabitants scarcely 10 years ago.
Xow there mav be a few thousand
hidden in the jungles, but nut a
village, not a person, not a domes
tic tiniimit is to bo seen. In L S 77
Stanley piibsed through tlio region,
earufully noting on a map all the
villages along the banks of tho
river, with an estimate of their in
habitants. Six yeaio later he pass
ed over the same route. The vil
lages had disappeared and the
slave traders with thoir boati and
their caravans of slave chained to
gether constituted all tho signs of
life to be seen. lull months a
baud that he met had laid wante
a region larger than Ireland, cm
taiuing 1 IS villages and all the
took awav from it were 2,!100 slave
women and children and 2,U0U
tusks of ivory. Supposing
moderate estimate) that eauli
luge contained 1,000 inhabitants,
they had taken only i! per cent, of
the population, to he reduced to 1
per cent, boforu the slaves could
reach tho destined market.
The&o expeditions that penetrate
the heart of Afiica arc organ ized
as for war. Thoy form alliances
with tribes disposed to bu friuudly
who are to nssist them against
their brethren. Thus leinforced
they fall at night on a defenseless
ilfagc and set the straw huts on
lire. The inhabitants, attempting
to escape, are pursued and all are
shot down who could not be made
serviceable, or who resist. The
old men aro remorselessly slaugh
tered. It is chielly the women
and children who are wanted as
most inakotablo. Tho captives
travel on foot. If any of tho men
nro suspected of any intention to
escape or nro stubborn, tlio hands
and sometimes tho feet are tied.
Several aro often nttaehed to one
another by a sort of nngiio that
causes irrepressible sulferiug.
When they halt at night each is
given as his sole nourishment a
little raw sorghum. In a few days
the weaker men and many of the
women show signs of oxceivo fa
tigue. Then, in order to frightou
the others, the drivers approach
those who seem most exhuiuted,
armed with u bar of iron, as pow
dor cannot be wasted, with which
they deliver n blow on the back of
thu'ueel; that cniiEes almost imme
diate death. Tho next night there
is a new massacre of those who
can go no further. It is dosirablo
to economize food. Tho bodies
remain by tho way6ido or aro sus
pended to the trees under which
their Into comrades arc oblige I to
eat and slcop, and so tho slaughter
goes on from day to day during
tho long months that intervene be
fore the caravan can reach tho
placo where the slaves aro to be
sold. It has been remarked by
the Catholic missionaries in the
region of tho lakes, who have had
for many years an opportunity to
observe the atrocities of tho trade
that if a traveler seeking ouo of
thuse cities toward which tho car
avan is directing its course, lost
his way ho would easily liud it
again by tho dead bodies or the
skeletons strewn along tho route.
It is estimated that tho mortality
i 50 percent during the first few
days of tlio march. The feeble are
not always put to (loath in the
manner specilied. That would bo
too great a mercy. They are sim
ply loft to die of exhaustion by
tho wayside or to bo oaten by the
jackals and hyenas that follow the
cortege in packs, or by tho vult
ures that swarm along tho route.
The suffering of tho captives
nro still greater in crowing the
desert. On arriving from tho
south from Kuno or Timbuotoo,
, and before launching forth into
the waste are and sand, the cara
van is reorganized, and .there is a
personal examination of the slaves,
riiojo w ho nro sick or who seem
too feeble to liiuko tho trying
march in prospect aro separated
from the others, killed and thrown
into tlio bushes. A large number
of tho young men tun! boys aro
mutilated in such a brutal manner
that thoy die in the operation or
nhortl) afterward, either from tho
wounds or aro dispatched by the
merchants. This would never
happen were there not a demand
Tor this sort of merchandise in
Turkey, I'ersia, Arabi , -Morocco,
Tripoli, and oven yet in spito of
all the Knglish have done to pre
vent it, in HgVpt. Hut tho value
of those that survive is increased
by the diminished supply. It will
be seen that theo horrors far ex
ceed tho.-o of the so-tailed "middle
passage," with rnro exception,
flic American slave merchants
never themselves- took their cap
tives by force in thu heart of Af
rica, destroying villages and kill
ing or eaiifiug the death by star
vation of thousands in order to ob
tain a hundred. They bought
them of the chief, who had captut
ed them in the razzias or in regu
lar war, or of the Iiuropeaii tra
ders who made a Ihimuckf. of go
ing between the count and ihc in
terior, paving in cotton goods,
tircariiis and trinket. Xow there
is no pretence or payment. It is
merely ruthless slaughter and un
heard ol cruelty from the firt at
tack on thu native village till the
merchants part with their bond
men in one of the markets in thu
interior or on the scacoast.
itoititons or-rni: 'rit.viu:.
It is only during thu last 10
Years that the r-lave trade has ta
ken thoo frightful proportions
chielly for tho reason given, tho
accessibility of Central Allien
proved by explorations of Stanley
and others. Very caiefiil estii
unites have been made by Catholic
missionaries and Knglish writers
on the minimi waste of life that is
the necessary result of the traffic.
One missionary estimated -100,000
the number of slaves that reach
the markets alive and are actually
hold. Cameron says 000,000. and
each slave sold represents, accord
ing to different oMiiuutos from
four to 10 human lives wantonly
and cruelly siteiilieed. Cameron
gives an instance that fell under
his own observation. A slave mer
chant, in order to obtain 50 wo
men, for whom there was a de
mand, destroyed 10 iuoireiisivo
villages, each having "00 inhabit
ants, and massacred all the re
mainder. If in other regions
where this man hunting gues on
the proportion were the same ,
0.)O,(IO0 negro are put to death
or sold into slavery every H'ar,
which would cause tho depopula
tion of Central Africa in 50 years.
This cfiimiite would seem to bu
continued by a letter written to
Cardinal I.avigerio by ouo of hi
missionaries Matiohfd at Lake
Tanganyika. Tho writer states
that not a day passes without at
least the puss.igu of one caravan
going from the region of Upper
Con "jo eastward to the Zanzibar
coast. When the uiHsionaries
wune to the cnuliio'a of Mauyema
It) years ago that region was cov
ercd with villages and cultivated
fariiie. Since then it has heen
overrun by Tippon Tib and liU
minions with the tesult that it is
n desert with no trace either of in
habitants or culture, but thickly
strewn with hnin ii; skeletons. It
will be remembered that it wan
only by the permission and as
sistance of Tippoo Tib that Stan
ley was able to pass through tin
lake region in going to tho relief
of Kmin Hey.
Huifalo I'ill has acquired a fort
une and twenty seven otters of
marriage in France. The fortune
and tho way to spend it nro both
at his disposal it. tliiit happy laud.
The Queen Hegent of Sptin has
ciiiiFed advertisement' to be pub
lished in all tho leading iiewspa-
' tiers of her dominion, otterint,' thu
two prizes S57U0 am! S23!)5 for
tho two host essays on the life of
i GhrUtophor OoluiubtiB.
They had just hegiin their
I courtship and were swinging on
I the gargen gate beneath thu silent
J stars, mid they were client, too,
; for they were yet in tho dawning
ol ouiig love, and scarce knew
what to av to each other. The
silence at fa.-t became embarrass
ing and t-hu said:
"I must go in."
"What's your h irry?"
"Oh, wo're ju-t like two foo's
swinging heie ami saying mnli
iug." "I don't know what to talk
"Wait a moment. Sav you
must be awfully troubled by llier.
in summer time."
"Yes; they must light on you
'IIm'iuiss you aro so awful
SWCl t ''
She didn't j o in.
Stetson Cow Hoy flats, Stiver Hits
and Spurs; Calfskin Coats and
Vests. Cheyennu it San Jose Sad
dles, at Collin A MeFarland's Hep
purr. KXIa UT .HS SAMS.
Notice is hereby e,iveu I lint under
mid by vn tin; -jf thu pinviiions of
tlio 1 1 at will and It'Nlautoiit of Lu
cinilii lltr' dt'co.iHeil iiti'l an .udei' til
tlio Count v Coin I of tin Stite of Or
egon for ( Irani county, the uudoi
Hnt'd x ciiiiir of said will, will on
U'i'iIiii'mIuv thu Hlih day of October
lHo'J, id the hour of 10 o'clock a. in,,
at thu ho'iMi of the late Liicinihi
Uii!' uliiiui '.') miles above the town
of Pr.iiri" Ui'.v. on t!m .lohii Day riv
er, in Grant, county, statu of Ori-gon,
Mill nt iiibln m lion to thu highest
itn l lu'-i bidd'-r foi eili in liiiuil, the
followi g personal prnpoity of the
o-.tittu of h iid Lu 'iiidn ll.ig" (leivas.
ed, to wit :
1 000 pound (cstimatcil) barley in
I I luck wiigon.
I 11 iv gliding.
it Sows with pigs,
1 W iuoii (old).
I Sot harness with brcpob'uig.
1 Ntni'k hetieli.
I St u-lc Iniv 'J Inns (imtiowiled).
Uudiv d'-d murost in (U tons hnv.
I W'.H .In.ck.
1 10 P.iflH.
1 I'aT li olyarlH.
I Mititt saw.
1 Men'. Kiife.
1 Sledgi- ( 10 lb-),
'2 Slenl wi'dg'-H.
1 Si'VtllO ll'lll Will III.
I II iinoIii'II ai.d strip.
'J Clm us
- A utcms.
I IS nice nud thro bit tn.
1 Spirit lev!.
1 Set houuh phiuod.
1 (run squiiio.
1 Key IioIh saw,
;l I land miiwh,
t DrawiiiK knife.
1 Pair dividniH.
1 S.tw snt.
1 I'm lor stovo "villi platform and 1
1 l ook t vu pipe nud utumils.
I Sowing iiinuhiiie.
I (iolding '2 years old
I K ' " "
1 Pair II lilyhiKhOH.
-J Di'i eh eknim.
Iiitnii'st ol imlato in 1H bond Of cattle
Interest of cHluto in D inaics and '2
'2 Chiiirs (iiiwhide bottom),
1 Tuiiii' (falliiigkiif).
1 DiniiiK table.
I ( lock.
The undivided A of th hry grop of
IM-i'.l. enliMlfttlllg ol 111 inies, 111010
Snid wde will coiiiniiuice n th
nlovo iniiiiiiiiiidl tiuio anil ro.it uu
if nocowMiiy fnun day to day in il
raid pcraonal properly is sold.
M. J). Cuitoiid,
Kx-cutor of thu Ust Will mil T s
tuutcut of Lutiudu Uk.i, Lcii.l.
THE CUS1UR MASSACRE.
Only One Man Escaped, anil he Dlcw
I Ita Dralm Out.
In his !o ir service us Indinn
agent, Dr. Muliillicuddy learned
from the Sioux many iiileroatiug
facts about the Cu tor niiHsucie.
Forjietrs after that horrible attair
t bait e:puits in il were vVry
ic.it li to talk of it to the whit'u
in II, but HS the agent gradually
ga ued their couli leneo they tu!d,
little by little, the whulv ' Mnry.
SittingM.ill, who is no v nio.ii io
die, hud 15,000 uurrjoiv mi. that
c a-ioii. That i uid lo huvo
biuti thu largot force of linli.tns
ever oncoiiiitu ed by troop in a
dligle eugiigemuut. (lister had
over 3UU cavalry and ttomu Crow
scouts. lie d' vile I his foreo
about cqimMy, and sent M.ijor He
iio witli one body tu uli.ick thu
lower end of the Indian village,
while he churned at the upper end.
The Sioux all ngree in tlu-ir stall'
meiits to Dr. Mcliilliciiddy that
their surprise wa complete.' Tluy
were engaood in iYjnd:ing in it'
pelliug Ix'eito at one end, and whin
the tingles at the other end gave
them their lirst wtit'iiittg of Cus
ter's presence, they were discon
certed, and was on tins pi int of
giving away for a gene al ictreat
heii l.'i'iio, to their ii.tonishmeut
drew olf. Thin permitted to turn
their who o ntmitiin to Cusler,
"the white chief with the vebow
Thwy told how they luauugcd -to
make their masai-re comphte.
Tho ground was broken and CuMcr
wiiR unable to handle his men in
cavalry formation, lie (li-miouiited
them, leaving every fourth man to
hold hoiM-w. Th.' Iiidi lis threw
themselves o:i the men with the
Morses. They did this, they said,
ecu use they'kucw that the bulk of
the iiiiiinumtiou which the sohdcu
carried was on the horses. This
done the rest was cny. It was on
ly tho question of of a few minutes
nil the caitridgus in tho bolts of
the soldiers gave out, and th. rs was
no i no ix auiimiiilioii.
"I Hce," suid Dr. MoOilliouddy,
"that every now and then khi'io
mini announces himself, in the
Hast, as tin- tole Mirvivor of the
Custer massacre. You r-an iiIw.ivk
put him down as tin .impostor.
There was onu in.in who intfht
nave eflcawd. I lo wan a you ig
'Uigton miined Lord. His iooy
AUK not folllld Ulltll hillg ilft'-TU,;:
nod was at first ctipMsed to I . a
aptive. The Indians told me it
jtniiigi' lory about tord't! deatJi.
I'hey said that wh n Ik. saw hmv
ihiugs w.is going he st.utidoi!'.
auveral ( O'ing I tiCi I'nlUnved bun,
out he had a good horse and ttipt
.thoad of them. J tint its they a. hi
going to give up the elinse and in
tend to let Lord i si ape, b" di w
pistol shot hiuisell'tl. .ol I xiipp... j
he was cr..t d at tho ihonjthl ol l o
couiing n pi i oner. The uulv per
miii with (.'uster who sitrvive i :s
i eio.v stout. When he saw that
the light had gone agonist the cav
ilry ho drew his blanket over bin
head no that that the Sioux might
not recognize him its a ctow, jump
ed about among them and gradual
ly edged bin wny out of the fight
and mailt' off. I LclieVo ho im-still
al out the Crow Indian Agency.-
From a Sioux Falls letter.
Tlir 4'lilrf Krnaoii I t lite Rro. t nc-
((1 III U'HH - S .Is.lJ. ill.U I fl'lUlll III til'
article Itm'ir. It ium'.it tli..t . nU tl i
(net Hint Itixkl'a s.i.i)iinlla nutually ue
eoniilllirs wlut it rliilnit'il ! -r it. It l nl
I li 1,1 viu to till nuilkiiii' . l'. iiy . . U
ntr trrenter tli:m tl-.u f .any :'. . ik..'
Merit Wins SliS
Imr Rira.il'uritl.t erne Kt'i...tln, Kill
ItluMllil Hint 'ill J 1 t.nf . ty h.m1:i. Sir a
lliMilarlu', lliiUiiioiii-Mi. uvi'iiiiit- 'I I. nl
rirrt I'l'l'lllll!. l-ll'illl'Hitll AM'llll'. HlM'llKlll'
flit Hit' Nil li-, ImiMa ns tliv Wlii'lu S) -li'in
llaoit' Hin .iiiiurlllu I Milil hy .ill ill ui;.
UI I, t turtft. I'rfluiixl Iiy C I llumi
t., AivUictMiU'ts Luvti'lli Mas.
-' ' t