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WCStOn Weekly LeadSr. j speculators lost hea-.ihr last year
k: i -u'-m. ! and are now trving to make good
yRIDAY.SEPTiSMBHR 18, 1883. j their loun by a'coabined effort to
force the farmer to sell at ruinously
low figures. "We do not doubt
their willingness t do such a thing,
but doubt their ability, and there
fore the low price of wheat is a mys.
Tux Portland Beard of Trade
feat actually said a good word in fa
er of openhag thft Columbia river.
Taut another for Uncle Sam.
The prize English yacht, Genestn,
m beaten in the international
race Wy the American yacht, Puritan.
Tub Chinese nuisance has reach
ed the Atlantic States. Chinese
cheap laVer is playing havoc with
many industries there. Perhaps
the Senators and representatives of
those, ealiehtened States will he
able to bring mere common sec
and less silly sentimentality to bear
on the question when it azain
tomei up in Congress.
Thb controversy over the silver
dellaris onethaldoesnot particularly
interest the farmers or merchants
of Umatilla County. Neither of
these classes seems to he overbur
dened with silver dollars. In fact
change has been and still is quite
scarce. There does not seem to be
too many silver dollars in circula
tien among as and we are pleased
te get dollars ef any kind.
TJkkat pelitical pressure is being
brought te bear upon Gov. Moody
to call an extra session of the Legis
lature to select a successor to Sena
tor Slater. It is well known that
the Portland Oregonian and a few
other Republican papers favor Ex-Attorney-General
the Portland Newt and the majority
f the Republican papers in the
State favor Ex Senator Mitchell. It
is worthy of note that it is the
friends ef the latter who are so
anxious to have the Legislature
convened in a "spirit of compromise
and concession," it being of course
tacitly understood that the oppon
ents of Mr. Mitchell will do all the
compromising and conceding. But
will they do this? One thing is
certain, that if the present Legisla
ture succeeds in electing a Senator,
no faction or the other will be
obliged to "eat crow" to a humiliating-
extent It is significant also
that every plea that is made in fa
Tor of an extra session is based on
yarty grounds. It ought to strike
the average taxpayer as a . very cool
proposition to tax the State $30,000,
isimplo that one of the parties may
.gain an advantage over the other
If the public interest demands an
extra session let us have it by all
mean, no matter what the cost
may ho. If it does not, it wonld
bo worse than folly to incur such an
Tub present system of assessing
needs amending. Perhaps it is not
possible to reach all the assessable
'property in a large county withou
expending more money than would
he gained by a thorough assessment,
seems impossible, however, for
one mar to do the work thorough
' ly in the specified time. Deputies
are net responsible to anybody for
' the manner in which they do the
work allotted to them. It is quite
probable that there are people in
Umatilla county who have never
paid any taxes. It is also probable
that some rich people do not pay
- their share of the common burden.
.It has been suggested that there
ought to be a board ef assessors for
each county, instead of one assessor.
If there was a board ef seven or
nine assessors, there weuld-be sonre
among them, a majority probably,
who could not be influenced by
every rich man in the county, and
who would have, a disposition to
act independently. They would
thus support each other in a deter
sainatiea to make an assessment ac
cording to which the wealth would
share in equal proportion with the
poverty of the county, in bearing
the tax burden. There would not
be a political temptation for so
oeaar men to use the office as a
atepping stone to some higher place,
It is evident that the better an as
aesser is acquainted with the local
iVy which he is to assess the better
he will be able to perform his duty.
This would seem to favor the plan
of having precinct assessors. After
Ahoy had each completed the work
in his precinct they could meet and
equalize the assessment of the coun
. ty. The question is of sufficient
isaportanoe to merit consideration
with a view to future legislation.
It is said by treasury officials that
there is no hope for the repeal of
tne uiand silver bill and that it is
doubtful whether any legislation
modifying the act can be got threngh
congress. Ine subject has become
of such importance that it may be
made an issue in the choice of
speaker, for the composition of the
committee on coinage, weights and
meaeures would, in a great meas
ure, facilitate or defeat action by
the house. Of 184 democrats elect
ed to the next congress 108 are
from the southern states and 76
from northern states, and of the
southern democrats 64 were mem
bers ef the forty-eigth congress and
44 are new members. Of the
northern members 45 are old and
31 new members. 'In caucus the
southern members have fifteen trior
than a majority. The proposition
from the appropriation committee
at the last' session of congress to
suspend the coinage of silver was
defeated, yeas 113, nays 152, not
oting 54. Of the 152, 75 were
southern democrats, 48 northern
democrats and 29 republicans. Of
those not voting, 12 were southorn
democrats, 16 northern democrats
and 26 republicans. In the next
house the southern democrats have
2 more than in the last house,
while the northern democrats fall
from 105 in the, last house to 75 in
the next house. Calculation is
made that the advocates of silver
coinage in the next house will num
ber nearly 200 members. A major-
icy of the house is 163 members.
;e.ekai, sews. j
India is threatened with another
Rumored that Blaine will run
for the Maine governorship.
The cholera is prevalent in many
of the towns in Southern France.
The resignation of Keily, min
ister to Russia, has been accepted.
A contagious disease raging in
Clay Co., S. C, has proved fatal in
Washington, D. C, has 60 Chin
ese laundries and there is a great
local ontcry about it.
Keiley has formally tendered his
resignation as minister to Austria,
which has been accepted.
The Jennings Co. bank, at North
Vernon, Ind., has failed, on account
of the township bond frauds.
The Genesta-Puritan yacht race
was sailed on mond&y and resulted
in a victory for the American boat.
Near Livermare, Cul., 14th, L.
C. Cully, a farmer, strangled his
wile to death. Insanity supposed,
Beecher favors putting a hijjh li
cense plank in the platform ot the
JNew York republican state convert
; The cholera has almost disappear
ed from the provinces of Valencia,
Murcia, Saragossa and Granada, in
General John A. Logan's book is
now in the hands of the publishers,
It is entitled "The Great Conflict
Its History and Origin."
Tbe total number of cases of chol
era reported in Madrid since Septem
ber 1st was 10.666. and for the
whole of Spain for the same time
j. ohtlakd, beptember Id. Su'iar I
advanced two cents a pound here today.
A base ball tournament will be
one ot the attractions of the fetae
Hon. Henry WaTon, of McMinn-
ville, Senator from Yamhill die .1
on the 13th inst.
The Mammoth mine, in Union
county, has been bonded for $50,-
000 to eastern capitalists.
Mr. McCleay, President of the
Portland Board of Trade, in his an-
ual address, said: "Through the
courtesy of Major W. A. Jones,
United States Engineer, the mem
bers of this board were afforded an
opportunity of visiting the impor
tant government works under his
charge at the Cascades of the Co
lumbia river. We were profound
ly impressed with tki immeusity of
the work, and were pleased to note
the progress that had been made. I
deem it of the utmost importance
to Oregon that the canal and licks
at this point should be speedily
pushed to completion. The valua
ble island navigation of the Colum
bia river and its tributaries is im
peratively needed, and the vexa
tious delays that have taken place
are alike detrimental to the inter
ests of our people and productive of
the increased expense to the govern
ment that always attends intermit
tent labors ef the kind.
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Those who work early and late need a whole
some reliable medicine like PFUNDER"S ORE
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preventive of disease it cannot be beat. It I
cheeks Rheumatism and Malaria, relieves Consti
pation, Dyspepsia and Biliousness, and puts-fresh
energy into the system by making New, Rich
Blood. All Druggists and Dealers keep it. 91.00
bottles, 6 for 15.00. tSim
JPne front Opiates, Emetics and poisons.
There has not been a law suit, A PROMPT, SAFE, SURE CURE
No doubt remains but that a ter
rible famine is impending in India.
The crops in Deccan have all failed
for want of rain, while in Bengal
the crops are ruined by an excess ef
rain and floods. The country for
fifty miles about Calcutta is com
pletely submerged. Nearly all the
railways in the province were injur
ed by floods and landslides. The
railway at Lucker Serra, has been
completely swept away. Public
subscriptions have been opened and
all possible preparations are beirg
made to provide, against a famine
which now seems inevitable.
The London Times says: The
statement is read with interest that
we have the presence of the chief
justice of the United States among
us. It is regretted, though, that
the time of year prevents concerted
action respecting his visit being
taken on the part of the different
inns of court. The legal profession,
however, will extend Chief-Justice
Waite the cordial reception given
by Americans to Lord Coleridge on
the occasion of the latter's visit
te United States, but it is fitting
that the presence of a iudire ; et
more eminent in position than Lord
Coleridge should be known and re'
cognized by us.
The state papers verv generally,
and we think with reason, object to
Judge Deady s decision that pre
euiption entries can only be can.
celled by due course of law in the
courts. Heretofore registers and
receivers have cancelled these en
tries upon due proof of tbe forfeit
ure ef rights. If such is a correct
interpretation of the law congress
should change it. It is no better
to cancel by decision of court than
by the register and receiver, besides
taking such questions through the
courts is attended with much more
expense and long delay.
The collector of the port at San
Franeisco, has been ordered to re
duce his force of employees. The
order will throw twenty-four out of
Gen. Middleton and the Cana
dian minister ot miutia will soon
visit British Columbia to take steps
fr fortifying Victoria and other
Emory A. Storrs, the well-known
barrister and political orator, died
at Ottawa, Illinois, Friday night of
paralysis of the heart. His death
In the four-year-old trot at Sac
ramento, Simpson's Antevol trotted
a mile in 2:1 9 J. This beats the
four-year-old stallion record two
and a half seconds.
President Cleveland appointed
Judge John S. Hagen, collector of
customs for the port of San Francis
co, and John Flannigan as collector
of the Southern District of Oregon.
German naval officers have re
ceived orders to ioin their vessels
and prepare for any emergency.
The orders are specially binding on
commanders ot squadrons in foreign
Judge Bane, ef Salt Lake, in
charging the grand jury, characteriz
ed polygamy as a vile componnd
and outrage on law and civilization.
He said the law must be vigorously
Leading clearing houses ef the
United States report that the total
clearances for the week ending
September 12 were 710,927,188,
an increase of 12 per cent compared
with the corresponding week last
A large building occupied by tbe
Chinese laborers at the Coal creek
mines, twenty-eight miles from
Seattle, was attacked by a mob at
midnight Saturday. The China
men, about fifty in number, fled to
Secretary Manning declines to
make any statement whatever in
regard te the, alleged silver com
promise on the ground that he
not any time to read the newspa
pers, consequently he did not know
what had been said on the subject,
Immense additional works of
fortification are being constructed
at Sebastopole. The czar is organiz
ing a new fleet to he stationed at
Batoum and building military works
on a large scale connoting those in
the Caucasus with those of central
it in Harney vallay there is
to be a swamp land settler
luouie lviaguiresim is again
rampant in the upper and lower
Luzerne districts of Pennsylvania.
Nine murders have recently occured
in the northern coal fields, anl
mines are frequently fired. A
general outbreak is
eccur in November.
Thb present low price of wheat
is apparently unaccountable. The
ahortago ia the wheat crop of the
world is net denied by any. Ia
the wheat growing countries of
Europe the crop it far below aver
age. India, instead of being a for
midable competitor in supplying
the European demand, is actually
threatened with famine. The sur
plus for export in the United States
it far from sufficient te supply the
foreign demand. What keeps down
the price ef wheat! It does not
aeern auflwwnt to say that grain
who purcoasad from one of the
"swamp angels" that gobbled all
the land over there under that title
from the State, wbo is sinking an
artesian well upon the site to get
water! This is on a par with the
letter ef a leading ex State official,
who informed a Canadian syndicate
of capitalists whe were about to
purchase a block of a million acres
er so of Oregon swamp lands, that
much of it was "capable of cultiva
tion if irrigatnd."
More than a million horses must
be raised in this country yearly
simply to keep the stock of fifty
millions we now have; and .yet some
predicted years ago that railroads
would almost spoil the market for
the noble animal. Railroads have
enormously increased the demand
for them, as the introduction of
machinery has generally increased
the demand for labor.
Yellow fever prevails to an alarm
ing extent at Guaymas. The city is
in a filthy condition and people are
dying c-y hundreds.
J. D. Spreckles has received a dis
patch that Mr. Pearce, a member
of the Glasgow firm who own the
steamers Zelandia and Australia
now plying between San Francisco
and Australia and New -Zealand
under charter to the Pacific Mail
company, has accepted a contract to
carry the mails frosa there to New
Zealand for .30,000 a year.
The O. I. Co.'s large buildings
occupied by Chinese laborers at th
Coal creek mines, 20 miles from
Seattle, were Attacked by a mob of
masked men at midnight, the 12th
The Chinese, 50 in number, took
to the woods. Their lodging and
cook houses were burned. Nuraer
ous shots wero fired, but only to
frighten the Chinamen, it is said.
Most of the fugitiyes took refuge at
Newcastle. They claim a loss of
$5,000 worth of property.
At its last session Congress passed
an act authorizing the Postmaster
General to lease the buildings occu
pied by third-class postoffices. The
amount of the appropriation was
only $450,000, or just about enough
money, to defray the expense of
leasing the buildings for offices of
the first and second-class; conse
quently the Postmaster-General has
been unable to carry out the provis
ions of the act authorizing the leas
ing of third class offices.
either criminal or civil, in Willam
ina, Sheriden or Bellevue precincts,
Yamhill county, for more than two
Rumor has it that work will be
resumed on tbe Oregon k Califor
nia railroad, connecting San Fran
cisco and Portland. Oregon.
About 120 miles yet remain be
tween the two ends, most of which
is heary work.
(Jnien county has set the follow
ing prices to be paid for the scalps of
wild animals: r anthers and cougar,
$3; wild cat and catamount, 1;
bear, $2; wolves and eayotes,
squirrels, from March 1 to June 1,
Several burglaries are reported
as having occurred in Corvalhs last
Friday and Saturday, and it is
thought by the same parties who
visited Albany. They captured
little booty. It is asserted that the
company of ' burglars are travling
through the valley in a hack,
A man named John Skelton was
killed at McMinnville last Monday
by his team running away. He
wa3 near the railroad track when
an engine gave a tremtndous whistle,
scaring the teanv Mr. Skelton was
thrown out, striking on his head so
that his brains oozed out, and he
died in a few hours afterwards.
It is reported that on account of
the reduced rates of transportation
over the O. P. R. B., wheat is four
cents a bushel more than at Albany,
or it would otherwise be. Ibis
certainly is an excellent thing for
Benton county farmers. $40 on
the thousand by reason of reduced
transportation is a big item "these
The other side of Salem a few
miles, on last Saturday forenoon,
welve hundred cords of fire wood
belonging to the railroad company
caught fire, and together with con
siderable of the track, was nearly
consumed. As a result the noon
train did not reach Albany till
about four e clock in the afternoon
Prineyillo has not been keeping
up its customary record on shoot
ing episodes, , but last Ihursday
Wo. Brown had some words with
Ed. Evans, a saloon keeper, where
upon the latter picked up a shot
gun from behind the bar and fired
at Evans. A bystander knocked
up the muzzle of the gun, thus
preventing the usual murder item
from this nourishing eastern Ore
gon town. - ;
Curry countv, according to the
census, has a population or II 4U,
The number is about 100 less than
in 1880; but the local paper says
the census is very incorrectly taken,
since some of the precincts have
more than doubled in population.
In Curry county there are 24,192
sheep and 3192 cattle. The county
produced 54,900 pounds of butter
A boy named Brannan went out
to bunt horses a few days ago in
Harney valley, and as he did not
return that night search was com
menced. After hunting all day
his horse was found with the saddle
turned under him, and the body ef
the boy was found about two miles
awey. It is thought that he had
fallen from the horse and his foot
hung in the stirrup. His face was
horribly bruised and mashed, and
eye wholly gone.
Marshal Pygall has just arrived
atCorvallisfro'uFive Rivers, eighty
five miles southwest, bringing two
prisoners' named Horton, arrested
for stealing. He also wanted Ad
Hood, their accomplice, but while
out hunting two hours before Pygall
reached Five Bivers, Hood was
shot and killed by the Mortons.
Hood's body was left where he fell,
in charge of a party of hunters, wait
ing for the coroner. Tbe shooting
was claimed te have been accidental.
The assessment roll of Douglas
county for 1885 shows the follow
ing: Total acres of land, 498,371,
valued at $1,733,131; town lots,
1158, valued at $203,247; improve
ments, $588, 867; merchandise and
implements, $367,915: money, notes,
carriages, watches ete., $93,270;
number of horses and mules, 4578;
value, $191,248; cattle, lii,118;
value $220,571; sheep, 111,061;
value, $23,614; swine, 9650; value,
$18,416; making a total ef $4,536,
655. The indebtedness amounts to
$1,310,125. Exemptions, $294,
544, which leaves $2,931,986 taxa
ble property in the county, which
is $42,993 less than returned bg the
asiessed last year. The number of
polls assessed are 1502, a decrease
from last year of 263,
The following account is given of
a murder at Antelope, last week:
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for the Farmers
OF UMATILLA COUNTY.
is. p. no WELL, -
Travelers will find that this hotel sets
as good table as is to be found in tbe
whole "Upper Country." Bedrooms
are large, clean and airy. Everv atten
tion paid to the comfort and convenience
Patronage Respectfully Solicited.
Notwithstanding the low price for wheat,
there are good times for the farmers who
deal with REESE & REDMAN, at Adams,
where they get good goods in erery line at
astonishingly low prices.
Our Fall Goods hare began to arrive,
which we purchased in the best markets at
the lowest possible rates. These advan
tages we will share with our customers.
Our new brick building will be ready for
occupancy in about forty days, and for that
length of time we wiU offer EXTRA IN
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and BOOTS and SHOES.
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"S. B. Pratt, a saloon keaper at
Antelape, ssventy Miles south of
The Dalles, was shot and killed bj
E. T. Glisan. Pratt came from the
hotel and wa entering the saloon,
when Glisan shot him from a black
smith shop window, forty feet dis
tant, where it is supposed he was
waiting for him to return from
dinner. Death was instantaneous.
The cause was jealousy, of two
years' standing. Glisan lives a
mile from Antelope, and came te
town that morning with a shot gun
in the bottom of his wagon. Pratt
was a single man about 35 years
Id, and of good reputation. Glisan
is nearly 50 years old, and has a
wife and serea children. Gliwa is
under arrest at Antelope."
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Notice for Publication.
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August 13. 1885.
Notice is hereby riven that the following'
named settler has filed notice of her intention to
make final proof in support of her claim, and
mat sain prooi win De made before J. H. Kaley, a
Sotary Public, at Pendleton, Oregon, on
October 3rd, 1884. Tiz.:
D. S. No. 5540, for the northwest quarter of
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