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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1891)
THEGRANT C0U1ITV HEWS,
Thursday, Deo. I?
Note iJie chantr in Itaache .fc (Jo's
Fimt vartoty of do itmn presents
nt Um Watchmaker. '
Silk lis ml kerchiefs nt 75 eenta and
$1 nt Sola IWa, Canyon City. Or. !
'HiMe wrti rrtainly no printer's
Irtllf when that favorite Iiviiim, "Jihus
Paid it All," writlwii.
All person imMitixl to II. Stnrvdl,
(Imyon City. Orgnn, will ontl undwt
tk their Account tofora January 1,
The Kurru ta;'o line lia changed to
winter acheduUs, ami the mail now '
roaches this city in tho nflwiooii of
Tuesday, Thuniday and Saturday.
Young peoplo are living in high an
ticipation of the amount of social '
pbsiaurtt to to derived during the holi
day. Dsmes ntc, till you can't rrst-
Another former Canyon City man
has come into prominence. Henry 1
Doach, of 1'urtlanil, ha torn elected
trMitrer of the Ul Iswrd of horti
culture. A three or four-year-old toef steer
in wily worth it Unit f 2ft; n tu-o-your- ,
old hog, miaiIa into tsu-on, is worth
nitwit $.12. Again wo sny unto you,,
raise tnoio twine.
iO far tu wo have lnwn nblo to hsrn
no new case of diphtheria have leen j
dnveloied down the river. Foitunnto- i
ly, indeod, urn the people living in tlmt
patt of the vnlloy. 1
Tho Ilcppner house of the film of)
Collin ,t McFnrlund have shipped xa.
far this season l'.T em loads of whmt,
imd tlioir Arlington house has shipped i
about the sumo amount. (
Horace Sloan hut returned to his
homo on Klk Creek, to do assessment
work on his numerous quart, locations
during tho winter. Horace has "rent
fnitli in this mines of limnt county, !
tvitil is doini? nil in his jmwer to develop
thoso in his neihtorheod.
The Canyon City Hod .1- (Sun Cluli
received two puir of Chinese pheasants
from WelifiHil Inst week, for breeding
purposes, hut one of them was minus '
ii win;;, mid died. They uro very
pretty birds and it is hoped this upper
country may toeome well stocked with
M. 1'. Hudson brought over n ton
of "fust fi eight" a few days ago, imd
returned to Maker loaded with Onmt
county fruit. Our (irchardistrt could j
leull'.u cash price lor apple all win
ter, wine it not for the danger of get
ting them fio.cn while crossing the
The mines of Kistorn Oregon are
attracting more attention of late than
thuy have for the past live years. Tho
wonderful output of the White Swan,
Maisley-Klkhoi n and Uohhins-Klkhorn j
of Taker county has stimulated capital i
to heok for other properties equally as
ConoKpondeuU are enutionel to ro- j
frailt from jx-i-Minalities calculated to
wound the fm'liiis of others. If you !
h.ivo a grudo against your neighbor
the oolumusof your hval nows;iper is :
not tho proper mdium through which
to "play een." liut often such items
are published, Ixvuuse the rinter has I
no means of ascertaining whether they
aro porsonnl hits or only plain news ,
items. (Vrre.spoudcnU will ploaie Ui '
careful, ami not joke too heavy when '
they write. J
The contractor who took tho lzeo
mail louto at a ruinously low figure,
mill-let the Hiime at a Ions to tliu second ,
contractor, and with the lirst snow he
jumped tin' (unie, and in consispieuco
the lee mail inisse,l a fen' trii. Next
thini; we eect to hear of, is the or- 1
dor to discontinue this route. This
mty ho pouihii', U'causR it is said the !
original contractor has "inlluuiice with !
tho deat'tmeut " It is a pity though t
that eontractors who accept mail routes ,
itt loss than the actual cost of carrying
the mail, cannot li held to tho very
lottwr of their contract ly this Kou,n
inuiit of ours.
A county that can hooin and won't
1m)i should tx- made to lioom. There
fore the Nkus inti'iids, if sullicient en- I
oouragumont is given by our business
muii, tu issue a iiiaiumoth illustnited
tslitiou, setting forth (tiiint wmnty's
advantages as a place of residence and
businesii, and tihowiug the world her '
uiuleveloie(l losouice.'. Wo aro now
in currespoii'lence with dilliirent cn
grilling hoiues, and will m.iku this
boom edition one that every resident ,
of the county may U proud to send
abroad, lint it retpiiros uoiikiilurablu
"of a cash outlay, and wo must have
thu c.o-oomtiuu of tho busineas men.
K-lUv. C. 1C l.uce was obserMtd a '
few days ago hooting it through the
mkiw across liio mountain. This
brother acted on several occasions con- '
tr.iry to the manner in which a minis
ter should comtuct himself, and iuviu-
tigittiou by the church authorities in '
the Idaho conference proved that he
had been e.pi'lliwl from tho ministry
in D.ikuti for embez.leuiaut and lying
and his connection with this confer- ,
eucu was attaiuwl through furgod ia
purs. He is said ti have left an uu-
jkiid ImwiiI bill nt o.ich of his stopping '
plaoos whilo bore, except possibly ;
l'niiriu City, as the pooplo up them
h id Ittten appraisetl of his gaum. Ho
w,n uutitd, al, for bttikting the tag
ciiiuanio. Itoligiou ii a loa); Unit !
easily covers up Uie lorm w it Mmpr,
lajt ooinaniUvttJy few liavu thu jjall to
adopt it by wholiMaht.
PRAIKtK CITY CLAPPINGS.
DmoihW IS, 1391.
Siecml Corroiiotiilctico to Xbw:
How do you like our winterl
At this dnt! .Mr. In lUy ii on tho
road to nnjou'ry.
L U and family hiur i;oneout
in the country to visit relative.
Harp your rrsolutions rendy for Jan.
1, 1SU2. Thfn Ht if you cnn't live
up to thorn.
Mr. Armstrong, who h Wn under
the Dr.'s cro for two mouths, is re
Mr. Taylor, who hn lvn very sick
tho street apiin.
Mr. Johnson, nor xenial blacksmith,
lms mord into the hoot vncntod by
II. Johnson on bridge Urrt,
Vint Hartley, ho 1ms ln imjoy
ing the achfl and psinsof rheumatism,
is n occniitmally on our i-treeU.
Mi. W. It. Kisk, our gonijl liry
man has moved into his Itrother's
hmo on rortlnmUtreet, formerly oe-
cupied by Torter Hrw,
look here yminj folk, of Grant
county. A Riienl dtnee will 1m
gien Thursday turning 21, 1 S3 1,
nt the Crsns' hall, tickeU 51. 50. All
are invited and a general goixl tinei is
Ilro. Whitmore, the orgaiiiT of the
A. O. I. W. Islge, hut lrn success
ful in organizing a lodge in our city
with twenty charter uiomberi, It a
good thiiii; sud u o sre glad to sve tlmso
brethren meet in our midst.
Uist week Huh lleotter uieutioued
the fact of the illnoss of Mr. Mary M
McCuiie. This ook f nro colled
uH)ii to write thu obituary. The
eloom of the nmli.ition of the fact
that death ii sura unci is no respecter
of persons, has again Iwen verified in
our midsL This time the person
selected was onn of our favorite sisters
Mary K. McCuire, daughter of Mr.
anil Mrs. Houull Sr. She had U-en
confined to her led with foer and
nervous prostration since the dutth of
her sister Mrs. Ijiunuico. She was
dearly loved by all who knew her.
Constant and vivid were her hopes in
the immortality of thn soul. From tho
lirst of her illnoss she seemed conscious
of the fact her time was well nigh run,
and desired so join her friends in tho
"Ka Htr, lbt hfft Ihj imuaicnt em lojuto
Tb ttmtjinrillr erktr,, hkh mott
Tu thtt m; air r luni r.1ut. ,f t cli tit 11 tk
III, thiml.r In llir lllt.l I. .11. nt J.IU
Tlion fti rnl, IIV thf TturiT i!t, at nl;Kt,
Sourv 1 in hi iIuiiza. hst mttitln.! .b.I
II; ah RnfAllrrlnz liutl, ftpproAcli thjr gtn
Uk. on h rna Ih Jr.pcr; ut I.U G.iuh
Akuut hlui nd lie. ! I tliHi Jrmi
Finest steel skatni f 1.00 per iir at
It.i.ichu t Co.'s, ltaker City, oaUgo
Tho postollice store has jutt received
an iiftsoitiiiciit of nloaut Christmas
Snip, of land lielonging to the .Nor
man estate, next Saturday nt the com t
house. lteiiiember the time and place.
Mr. Jowett, of the sUige lino, in
forms us of tho death of I. R MaKin
ney, of Hums, few days ago. Mr.
MvKiuuey was a well known cattle
limn, and has .sutlnrod for a limi; time
Owing to an unavoidable delay
tho New Hotel will not be oivcucil
next Sunday, us was eiMcted, but
will bo oH)iiod to the public on Sun-
dav. December, 'J7, 1M)I.
M. H. Tim ms.
Messrs. Hough anil Cooly, who
cauio down to attend a (!. A. It.
meeting, called at our s.uictum yes
terday with Mr. Mclialey, and
warniid at our lire and "enthused"
with us over (irant county's glorious
Vernon Islge No. 13, K. of 1'. will
give their first Annual Pythian hull on
Friday, Christmas night, at their cus
tlo hall in .John Day. The Ust of
music will Int fuiiiishml. Croud
sh(K)ting uiattih during tho day.
Kvery lly invitwl to atteml.
The Nrws has not lenriusl thn rtt
siilt of the meetings that should have
Ikhui held last Saturday for the pur
toso of settling tho district fair ipies
tioii. In this city, however, no mot
ing was held. Other (sirts of our coun
ty undoubtedly displayed more enter
prise. Iut Monday ovening Itev. NY hit
more, assisted by Hum Coad and II or
sley, of this city, installed tlie follow
ing ollicers of the new A. O. lT. W.
lxslge ut I'raitie City: I'. M. W., .M.
Diirkheimer; M. W. John Iiuronce;
Foreman, Itolw-rt DisvrdorlT; Overseer,
Italph l'iik; ltoceier, K. It. Mclialey;
Financier, Jos. H. Johnson; Itevordor,
Js. Sullens; tluide, Al Worley; I. ti ,
J. Mc.Murdo; I), t!., A. J. Johnson,
Trustees, W. Ii. Donaldson, J. I.. Sul
livan, Terry Kiinzey. The new lode
starts in with twenty charter moiiiUirs.
According to tho profound iuforuu
tion and Udirf of a band of Ksnsut
ztsdots, there is to Ik) but few days
more of this littl' orld we lis s in,
for it will "come to an end," they say,
precisely at ft o'clock next Christinas
day. Tho lisidrr of these "lielierers."
and who imparted this important
knowledge to th othen, is young
married woman, and she obtain I her
information by "revelations." TI10.0
wlio place faith in this us prophecy
can reifillato their hulidav oiiiidovmunt
anil unjeynmnt awHinlingly. One good
thing would Iw to iy all your dubu I
before tho druad hour, I
Izkb, Or., Deo. lfi, 1S01.
Abo CuttiiiK and Hob Olllcur nro
out on .i trapping and limiting o
ixxlilion. Mr?. C. V. Honlmin linn lwon
quite sick for ioiiie day, but in now
Mr. Tho. Hrnsfiold Imd tb mi-
forttino to pet ft vrtlunblo boriH) crip
nlel n few days iiro, while lmuling
lutnlHr for bis now liouso.
Our worthy blacksmith, Mr. C.
Honlmin, has lcon kept vcrv
busv for the last week or two tdiee-
j ingborws and repairing wagons
Wenning calves sooms to Ir tho
, onler of the day witli our cattle men.
! We don't think a little liny would
, go ainict with somt! of the old cows.
! Mr. Harvey Soniinorville is over
j in tho Strawberry valley buying
cattle. Harvey wnm to think that
I there, is Mil! money in tho cattle
Mr. W. C. Atherton elwed a vcrv
J suci;cMfl term ofichool hero lnn't
week. Mr. Atherton though young
in exMrit'iirt seems able to get
thero all right.
Mr. Frank Dunlon 1ms acceptesl
a Kfitioii ai w puncher with II.
Sommervillo. Frank is a rustler
and things will move aUnit right at
the t). S. ranch now.
Mr. W. W. Ilailey, onu of the
most prominent sheen men in the
lower end of this valley, is building
a largo tduil on his Fine creek ranch j
for the purKwio of sheltering his '
shoep from the winter storms. Thu j
shed is in thu form of a half circle,
and is of sullicient size to shelter
Mr. Hailoy's largo band of sheep.
Our mail carrier scorns to have
laid up for the winter, at least lie
hasn't shown himself at Ico for a
couple of weeks. A good (bio for
the contractor wo think would bo
alnnit tlie pner thing as there can
bo no excuse for Mich uork. Since
Mr. Kccney baa signed a contract
for carrying the mail ho should be
made to do so.
Mr. Chut (ttieniioy, formerly with
J. Durkheiiner A' Co., but now a
saletniftii for tho Singer Sewing Ma
ibitie Co, was in this section lately
selling machines. Chut is a good
machine man ami twcins to luivo
had good success hero. Iteing ac
quainted with him we know his
etutemciits can bo relied Ukhi, and
besides it is much better tu buy of a
local agent that vou know than a
stranger who is liable to palm olf
some old iiiHchinu that has been
In all probability the proudest
and happiest man mi tho South
Fork today is our old and esteemed
friend W."l. Ollleor. The cause of
tho many rippling smiles and broad
grins that sweep ucross his classic
features is tho arrival at his home
ofa 10 pound Iwiy. The mother
and child are doing well, but the
father overcome) by tho anticipated
delights of paternity and thu pros
jtect of many delightful walks in
scanty attire on long winter nights,
is now in a critical condition.
On last Friday evening there was
a gathering at the elegant newhume
of Mr. and Mrs. IV Magill in re
sixnue to the invitations sent out to
their many friends. The house,
which is bv far the nicest on the
South Fort, was la-autifully illumi
nated and its jovial host and hand
some hostess extended a smiling and
cordial welcomo to all. The danc
ing, which was the principal aunise
munt, began early in tho evening
and only conned when old Sol cast
his first rays o'er the merry scene.
The sup)er, which was served at VI
o'clock, was the very acme of sir
fcctiiSn and proved that Mrs. M. is
iniiitress of the culinary art.
Portland recently eoriencod a
heavy wind Htorm, in fact a regular
Private lesson in shoithauil, tyK
writing, hook-keeping or penmanship.
Impiiiti of J. II. Collins.
Co to the Itod Front Milliard Hall
for a cool, refreshing drink of the
finest la;;er I'" in liastern Oregon.
John Hyde nnd Harvey Sommer
villo are purchasing iiito n number
of beef cattlo in this valley.
John O. Smith and Mamie Olllcur
htivo obtained license from the coun
ty clerk to pass under tho matri
The John Day (louring mill is
running now without a hitch, rind
will mauiifactiiro Hour until thu
ditch freezes up.
Mr. I. (1. Moon, of the John Day
Holler Flouring mill, has appointed
U- I W i,.u...ll ....1I....I..- ..r ,i...
.ill l 11. I HtlUII HJ,llllUI 111 llll,
lain.is subscribe! to that mill, and !
he will receipt for thu sainu. Mr.
Powell stated to a Nkws reporter
that lie finds times very hard, but
has found none who huvo refused to
recognize tlie amounts of their sub
scriptions. Hon. 0. W. Mollalev called at
our ollii'o yesterday, ami staled that
he hail beun over to bong Creek on
business connected with tho district
fair enterprise, and tlmt n ineutini!
was held there iast Salurdav. Mr.
Mclialey who is an imliTntignblo
hiboier for (Irant countv, delivered
a ttpccoli on thu luir milijuct, wliluli
wu Imd not room to publith this
TUB PltttSlDItMT'S MltSSAOK.
l'rofident Harrison trnnBtnittsI
bis nnnunl inotMgo to corigreefl on
the '.Hli, Mtul, while it oonUiti much
tlmt ie iiiiHirtiiit there ii miicli that
is of no material coiutcquonce. How
ovtir, it is an able utate pujwr.
President Hrrin llrt calls at
tention to rwirtH-iil trade relation.
concluded with liraiil, Simin and
Domingo, nnd of negotiations ixmuI
iK with other cotuitrie and boiK-'s
that hel'iiro the eh we of the venr fur
, titer definite trade arrangements of
I great value will lo con. ltidod.
) Concerning the question of Iwuii
i dury between the Tniled States nnd
foreign territory, the president says:
I shoulit have iKH'ii glftil to an
nounce some favorable diHwitioii
of the ltoundarv tlispulo between
(ireat Hritninand Veuetuella, touch
ing the woaterii frontier of Itritisli
(iuinca, but the friendlv ed'ortii of
the 1'nited Staten in that direction
have thus far Uvu unavailing."
The proaident i inmleratcly firm
in the Chilian affair; but it would
have Wen more jatisfactory if the
ltultiniorv, al the time of tho out
rage in Valmriito, had okihh1 her
Hrts and demanded iiiunetliate
repurntioii. "After the ilefcat of
Halinaceda," says the measnge, "our
minister was directed to put himself
in communication with the provis
ional government as soon as it
should haw established n defaeto
character, which wan dono. During
the )Mjndency of this civil contest,
there were frequent appeals to this
government to extend Udigerent
rights to tho insurgents, and that
K)liey was pursued throughout
which thin government when
wrenched by civil war. so strenuous
ly insisted should bo the part of
Kuroenn nation. "
The president favor closer rela
tions with the Hawaiian government
and says the surveys for thu much
needed submarine cable fioin our
Pacific coast to Honolulu tiro in
progress and this enterprise should
have the suitalie promotion of thu
He advocates the democratic idea
of allotting lands to the Indians and
praises I'nclu Jerry Husk's branch
of the department.
The larilf is discussed at grout
length by the president. "I Iwlieve,"
said the president, "that a full test
will develop the fact that the tarill'
act of the fifty-first congress is very
favorable in its average eli'cct unhi
tue prices of articles Mowing into
common use. During the twelve
month frutii October 1st, IS'.M) to
September 'U, l.v.i, the total value
of our foreign cemmerce, oxjiorts
and iinK)rlH combined, was I . -17,-StHJ.KHJ,
which was the largest of
any year in the history of the I'nited
States The largest in any previous
year was in lS'.Hl, when our com
merce Amounted ti tlJilT.l.'I'.'.lW.'l.
It is interesting, and to some, it
will le surprising to know that dur
ing the year ending September ;)0,
IS'.M, our iinMiits of merchandise
amounted to f v .7ii"i,27t), which
was an increase of mure than f 1 1,
(KMi.lKH) over the value of the im
(sirts of the corresjioinliiig months
of the previous year when the im
ports of merchandise were largo in
anticipation of the laritl legislation
then H'inliiig The average annual
value of the inqiortH of merchandise
for the ten years from to lS'.H)
was tti'-i. I ."--, and during the
year ending September M, 1S!I1,
this annual average was exceeded
by i l.'W.WS, 17'J. The value of freo
ii'uiHirU timing the twelve months
ending September .'HI, ISUI, was
f I lh,l).l,,l,S7 more than the value
of free inqiirts during thu corn--Miiiding
months of tlie preceding
year, and there was during the same
year a decrease of H,MJ 1,508 in
the value of iuiiorts of durulilo mer
chandise. The Krcentage of mer
chandise admitted free of duty dur
ing the year to which I have refer
ence, the first under the tarill', was
II. IS, while during the piccuding
twelvu months under the old tarill'
its H'rcentuge vwis.'il J7, an increaac
of I. '5 .'.I kt cent."
The rejstrt of the secretary of tho
treasury allows that the total re
ceipts of the government from all
aotirces for tho fiscal ar ending
June .'10, 1VH, were 1 iS,."i 1,'2'i.t t'.'i
while thu exis-nditurcs fur the Maine
K!riol were f l'Jl,".'H,l7tl Hi, leaving
a surplus of 4:t7.-''!!i,772 (17. Thu
receipts of tho fiscal year ending
June -'10, IStia, actual anil estimated,
nro M:W7U,(JM) and tho c.Knili
turus, U)!),(KX),tiUi). 1'uder the law
of July I I, lS'.H), tie- secretary of
thu treasury has purchased ainco
August lit, iluring the first year IH.
atb'S.l I 'l ounces of silver bullion at
an average cost of ! !! jut ounce.
Thu highest price paid during thu
year as $ I JVl'i and thu lowest
was futhl.'ii;. In exchange for this
silver bullion there have been issued
f o,0.'7. liHi of the treasury notes
.1 I 1 .t J
tl.o.uel by the net
price of silver leached during tho
fiscal vmir was tU.thltiti, on April 22,
l.VJI, but on Novemljcr 1, the mar
ket price wan only 0.(1'.), which
would give to the silver dollar a
bullion value of 7 I j cents. Itefore
the iiillucneo of the prosK.-clivo sil
ver legislation wa felt in thu mar
ket, silver was woitb in New York
about O.H7o xir ounce. The ablest
advocates uf free coinage in the last
coiigrcsK wore moat confident in
their preiliction that the inirchao by
tho goveriimeut requirwl by tho law
would at ouco bring tho prica of
silver to l.'i02U ar ounoo which
would uiako tho bullion vnltio of a
dollar 1U0 cunts, ami hohl It thura.
I The ttronhecies of the anti-silver
! men of disasters to result from tho
i coinngo of $'2,000,000 por month
i wore not wider of tho mark. I hoKi
i the depression in thu price of silver
j is temH)rary and that a further
I trial or this legislation will more
. favorably cll'cct it. Hut the increas
ed volumn of currency thus sup
plied for the use of the people was
, needed, and In'iicfieial reselts ujhui
j tratle and prices have followed this
legislation. I think it mustlMj very
j clear to everyone, nor should it bo
; forgotten, that for overv dollar of
the rates issued a full dollar's
worth of silver bullion is at tho same
time deposited in tho treasury as a
f-ocurity for its redemption. l'on
this subject, as Ukiii the tarill', my
recommendation is that the existing
laws lx given a full trial and that
our biisinestt Ik spared the distress
ing iiillucneo which threats of a
radical change always imparts. 1
am still of the opinion that the tree
coinage of silver, under existing con
ditions, woiiiii disastrously auect
our business interests at home and
abroad. We could not 1iok1 to
maintain an equality in the purchas
ing jKiwcr of the gold and silver dol
lar in our own markeis, and in for
eign trade the stamp gives no added
value to the bullion contained in
coins. Producers of silver aru en
titled to- just consideration, but
they should not forget that the gov
ernment is now buying and putting
out of the market what is the equiv
alent of tho entire product of our
silver mines. This is more than
they themselves thought of asking
a few years ago. I believe it is the
earnest desire ofa great majority of
the jyople, as it was mine, that a
full coin use shall bo made of silver
just as soon as the co-operation of
other nations can be secured and a
ratio fixed that will give circulation
equally to gold and silver.
The administration of the jiension
bureau has been characterized dur
ing the year by great diligence. Tho
lota ( number ol iiensioncers uK)ii
the roll on the .'ioth day of June,
1 MM, was t!7ti,l(i0. There were al
lowed during the fiscal year ending
nt that time '2.0,f'J" cases. Of this
number l(l'2, IH7 were allowed under
the laws of June 21, 1M)0. The is
suing of certificates has been pro
ceeding at tho rate of about IIU.IHXI
ikt month, about 7o percent of
these living cash, under the new law-.
The commissioner expresses the
opinion that he will be ablu to care
fully adjudicate and allow .'to ,000
claims during the present fiscal
year. The appropriation for tho
paymei.t of pensions for the fiscal
year of I MIO-'.i I was 1 1 J7,(i.S.'i,7j;i.
Sti and the amount expended was
$1 P.I,."i.'lO,lMO 'JO, leaving an unex
pended surplus of flo'ijl I 111."
"It is a deplorable atl'air tho mas
sacro of the Italians in New Orleans
and is an act that causes a blush of
shame to mantle tin check of every
honest American. Tho present ad
ministration will use its utmost ef
forts to settle tho matter amicably,
and this should ho d'jno by all
The message follows tho usual
licHten track of these documents,
and it is not in any way different
from what might be c.cctcd from
a ivpiuuieaii president, lit ine in-
turn it may happen that these state ,
pus-rs will be so concise that citi- I
zcus may spare tlie lime to read
them; but until this happens, jieople
can only pay a casual, cursory
glance at their contents.
I. .. i.i . ?i. ,f .i
i'T luiuocr cio per .11 lor 1110 nei 1
30 day. Delricrod in Canyon City
jl.'i pur M, Shingles, rustic and Moor
ing ill endless quantities.
linker City's school board is
agitated muchly. Some of the
hoard sttuniiously objected to the
singing ot tho soul-inspiring songs,
"Marching Through Oeorgia," ami
"Old John Hrown," in tho public
bchool, and the teachers cried, and
said they only had them sing these
naughty tunes because thu music
was nice to march by.
Tlir. Wiiijr of U recce has iiiaile six mil
lion itollnrs in speculation 011 the Lon
Tine euiror of China I not devoted
to the pleasures of the tahle, but is
very foiul of oysters.
TtlK liermiiu cmiieror Is alleged In
have requested his mother lo suliinlt a
pri'riimme of her movements for his
approval whenever she may wish to
Thk ciiiMtror of Hilim Is anxious to
visit the I'mleil States, ami Is sail I to Ih
luipulteiit Ill-cause the Chiiu-sn mlnisU-r
In Washington urges him to wall until
the world's fair.
At I. Ib'heMSollero H inoesare liuptleil
wllh w ater from the .Ionian. A i;reat
Hir. .-liiln jii(f uf this water la hept In
the shop of tlie ensile iqiothueary 11111I
after every liuptl .in the water left In
Uie font is euivfu!ly letuincil to this
Tiir st.iU-Iwil tiftbe lot King of Po- '
land was mode of hiuyrna (fold braid, '
embroidered In turquoises with verses '
froill the Koran. Its sitprU weie of
silver irllt. Iieiiutlfully chased, and pro-
fusely set lib enameled anil Jeweled
Ci.otiiui.isi: can I Unled when
new U prevent their streUdiiinf.
S.ssAl in burk put with dried fruit ,
ill keen It free from worms.
I iu.su fruits should be wrnpietl In
soil ma'r l' Uwp well fur a few days.
Ol 11 (urulturu nan e-umctimitf, be
iumIu Ki too" very well by a ottnt o.' rnr-
'fur. crvuklnx of tUsir hlnp' may to
r, aedletl hy apilyl '' drops ot
r.ibbiua ou a little aoat,
.! .; vvnr' ' rubbwl with a
v. . !. ;i ctoth In awifsit oil. All
. .-.4ceK.Uk1 tjl will tltsapiwjar.
SLICK KAK HKARU FROM.
lie AwsVcni at Last, and Kepllcs to
J. C I,.
Ixkk. Orison, Dec. 10. 1S1M.
We notice that in an article pub
lished in the Ijng Creek Kngle of
Nov. l.'lth, tlmt J. C. I writing from
John Day on the subject of sheep,
asserts that the stockmen living on
the South Fork are beginning to in
troduce sheep although a few years
ago they were bitterly op)wsed to
them. In this Mr. J. C. I-. is slight
ly mistaken, ami his article mis
leading. The stockmen of this sec
tion areiust as much opiosed to
sheep tixlay as they were live years
ago. True, thero n.ay be ouo or two
parties living on the South Fork
who want slice), and why do these
parties want them. For the simple
reason that they own fine ranches
on tno outskirts ot the vnlicv,
ranchivi that aro surrounded by tho
finest range in Mastorn Oregon,
which each voar is swetit bv thous
ands of foreign ahoep sheep fioin
t rook county and sheep from asco.
The owners of which, not content
with overrunning the mountain
summer range, must crowd upon
our winter range and even eat tho
grass from our very doors. These
are the sheep that the South Fork
stockmen wero opposed to live years
ago, ami they are just as much op
sscxl to them today as thev wero
then. lCvcu you, Mr. J.(.. L, not
content with the grass around your
John Day ami Hear valley ranches,
must crowd the South Fork range.
You, like all other sheepmen whom
we have met, seem to regard cattle
men as legitimate prey, and to
crowd tiHin their range as a duty
you owe to yourselves and to your
Whv is it that cattlo raising has
ceased to bo a paying industry with
us.' My tlear Sir. it is because tho
sheepmen of the John Day country
not content with having swept every
blade of grass from the hills in their
own vicinitv and nearlvsoin Hear
valley are ciowding the South Fork
range upon the one side, while ('rook
ami Wasco sheepineii are sweeping
it iihiii the other. Is it any cornier
that we have been opposed to sheep,
or that we should Mill be opposed
to them, or is it any wonder that
some, so to speak, should fall by
the wayside, and to save themselves
should want sheep. Hut in regard
to our wanting sheeji Mr. J. C. I., is
sadly mistaken. Wo have been do
ing vcrv well as wo aro and would
rather Iiave auv other stock before
sheep, but like some of our neigh
bors may bo forced to get them
some time in tho future to protect
ourself. Hut to the sheepman who
wants to conic ami locate among us
by taking up a ranch or buying one,
a man who wants to make this his
home and winter as well as summer
his sheep lion the people of the
South Fork will extend every cour
tesy. Wo wero not awaie until wo
saw Mr. J. C. I.s article that wo
had gained such wide notoriety,
(into the lied Front Milliard
Hall, Ciiiivoii City, for lino wines,
liquors anil cigars.
If you wish neat and tasty job work
you cm do no totter than to call on
A VCRY DISMAL JOKL.
All riltlertiilki-r Alieretirl lira tlin
Allmrl of u llptfil .O ill.
.Seine ipieer things turn up In
neetlon with the reeonls that an-
llbd daily la the city hall, says the llult.do
Commercial, showing many n pi-cullar
phase In human nature. lols of these
little weiirrenees never cmne to IlKht,
but this moriiliiK one cauie to the knovtl
tslgn of the Hoard of Health authori
ties that Is worth tellillir.
(ill II l(,'li street, the number Is wltll
behl, n few days ugii nrlltsen fairly well
kliotvu In that pari of the town, passed
over to the (real majority. The eerlltl
catn of death reached the olllce 111 due
time and was properly dlsHised of niiil
eulerisl iihiii the records. A ibs'Uir uf
eminent respectability enlbsl nt the
allien this inoriiiliK and told of an ex
treuiely uuliiie plecti of work that hap
pened in i-iminetluii with the demise of
the lliifh street resident.
When ho died of course the first
thing done was to secure the serv
ices of an undertaker, and a gentle
11.111 cn'ed n that lino of bust
lieas was sent for. lie carried out
his part of tho contract, supervised In
person the arrcyliiK uf the remains, and
isben all was completed the widow of a
few hours slopped into tho room uml
itoud leaning oer thocasket.
Her K'rlef was irreat, hut It did lint
preent her sharp woman's eye from oh
serlnif that every thing was nul rigid.
Slid, turning to the undertaker, she said:
"This Is not (leurpi's coat. There
must he a mistake."
"I think it Is," replied tho under
taker. "It's the one that was ghen me
for the piirsse."
Well, mi as not lo outer loo deeply
Into details, II Is einai'li to say that the
lady tery quickly dlscoicrcd thai the
undertaker was wearing her husband's
Prince Albert, nnd that his had been
ripped up Uie kick ami plauod ii)n thu
form of tho departed.
There was something of a scene then,
hut the matter wns amicably arranged.
Two eoau, marly alike, and the live
man tolng nlxmt tho same slio as the
dead one, caused tho trouble.
Kioiir million w heels for vehicles are
lunde in this iMiiutry In one year.
I'l.t l.o.s Is U'eomlntf a rival of India
In lsth cotton uiaiiufacturo uml ten cul
ture. Tim aid moil fisheries of Alaska have
yielded since Is I more than thu original
cost of the territory.
What Is wild to to the largest quart
mill in thu world Is In far-olf Alaska.
It consists of two hundred and forty
ktamNk, ninety-six onucc ntrntont,twolvo
ore crushers, and riMpilres five-hundred
unv ihjwiT. Tho plaut Is at Tread
wH '...s' .sr- .-
Tin: lllnmnrch monument fund Is now
two hundred and forty thousand dol
lar. CiiAiu.KS Piutt, of Ilrooklyti, who
left fifteen million dollar. Is said to
have died from overwork.
Mh. Nkiuikkii, the now United State
treasurer, uses n stub ien in glvinjr liH
slpintiiro on the currency.
Mus. (lii.nmir, of Daly's theatrical
eoinpnny, unlike many of her profes
sion, gto to church every Sunday
Kossi tii usually finishes the day with
a Kruno of billiards, and, though ho Is
itljs'hty-nlnp years old, he plays with a
sternly hand nnd usually wins.
I) win Hi ni.it v Piki.ii's recovery Is
only temporary. Ho Is til of chronic
disease of the heart and as he H'rstsU
In work, niralust the ndvlec of his phys
ician, dentil Is likely to occur nt any
. llLNiiv C. Lewis, of l'ltchburg. Mna.,
Is the proud possessor of n wntcll which
Marquis tie Lafayette cave to nil
able or orderly. Cnpt. Jounthnii Moore,
during the revolution, nnd which Is nt
least M. years old.
Mias An. Hr.iixs's house In West
Nlncty-lhlrd street, New York, has
Ikhh fitted with great enro In old
colonial style. It was In the hnndsof
workmen for many mouths, tint tho re
sult Is vmii thy of the labor nod time.
M. L.vuiiKiir. who married Into the
Kothseldld family a few years ago. Is
to Uisinic the bend of the Paris house
of that famous llrm usm the death of
Huron Alphouse tin liothschlld. M.
Lambert is now known na Albert tie
Ai.aion I'll. Mum:, n nephew of Preab
dent Millard I'llmont, carries nu old
fashion, . I on-f,icctl irohl watch whieli
U-Ionisl to Ins uncle. It Is an Kullsli
lever ami seventy-live years ago wiih
probably one of the most valuable
wnlelics In America. '
Till: Pennsylvania railroad system
employs T.HTl eugliiecra.
Tin: loiifcst alujrlo Una of railroad In
the world Is the new tniiis-Cuuetislnii
built bv Uussla.
Tin: highest Inhabited plneo in thn
world I . (ialeni, a nilhvuy Utairc In Po
nt. 1.1,1111 feet above the sea.
To si.ci to: uniformity In the painting
and ar.ilsliluu of their passenjror and
freljfht ears some railroads employ e.v
)ktI chemlsU to uualyie the paints and
So sitVKlti: Is the eltmale of South
Ainerk-a iism iron that b.-loie railroad
ties have shown i.ljfus of decay tho
ll.'iiiK'i's o( the rails will lw nearly'eiiteii
oir by rust.
Mom: land Is owned by railroad coins
panics (Jll,0tl.).lMS) ueresl than would
matte six i.tates an larffc us lown. Sims!
lst'.l 110 less than II,o.U,iku neroa ot
Inn. I bavo been iflveu to railroad com
Tin: (iraiul 'I'runlt railway eonteui.
plates eixtctlug a stone arch lirlil(fe by
the side of the present railway ausHli
slon brldje over the Nlajfarn river, to bo
Used for freight pur.ses, leaving tho
present strilctute for the use of pusftoli-
j;er train . only. Plans have b,mn pre
pared and adapted tiy the company.
Want Some l'ouiocif
I have .VKX) lbs of good Ki(ntoe8,
for sale in any quantity, at I cunt.
'r psmnd, al the 1 lorsloy drug storo,
Potter Hro's have 100 ton of limit
and shorUt which will I si sold at $lfi
Uit iory kiudnid, every trilMi,
On this torioatrial Kill
Put ilov, u their dollars and suhftciiho
And wo'll receipt for all.
Mr. diiuivillo Clark has fitted up
nsiiiis for a hospital in tho lloialey
building in this city, ami is now pin.
prfinsl to loceho patients, and furnish
them quiet and comfortable iimu tnienU.
His sttsjk of thugs and medicines is
also frosh and complete.
When you send away for goodu
re nber the firm of Coffin ,v Mo-
Furhind at lleppuer. They not on
ly guarantee you first class" good ut
lowest prices, but they pay mail or
express charges, on saino to any
stage ollico in (Irant or Harney
counties. See thulr new "ad" for
To the Public.
Noticb is hereby given that I will
nut bo rcKiusihhi fur any debts con
tracted after this tlato by itnvono
but myself, except ujmiu written
Canyon City, Or., Nov. Ki, IStM.
Kit Kit YoHUONSON.
Canyon Cily, Or.
.1... Chambers, J'mir,
This Kostnuruut has recently Iss-n
opeutsl, and will furnish Misils or bod
ging at living rates.
A 1j1eci.il feature nlmut this houso
is that 110 (Chinese cooks 1110 employetl
in the kitchen. (live the Hostnunilit
a trial. M. J. ClIAUIillllS,
CAN YON CITY, OltllOON.
J Fine Stock of bailies' ('hihlreiis'
' mid Missis' Hats, Fancy goods, IClc
Mus. Jas. HoiiiNsoN,
lufiUiMl Orrfi'ti A I' Armtlrvnc, I'rlli,
HriMti s. Imi t4i-ii4i Ikt (aiiiu, teiliiUj Oiv-MiNi.
smii luntM uf ttu4jr, iui ut uf lutUeu.
It 11 s i 11 ok s. Shorl liiutd,
SrfMu m-I4i tlifuiilivut Ik yrsl. S.uJVit Mlbio
UU mi mtj lllbf. CftUIlM, fiiMH tUUr HUnil, (if.