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just to commit a second fraud to
clinch the first? Does two frauds
- ! make one right? Who is going to
pay the settler for all these years
w KD nksday march n.
— — spent in hard labor improving a
Editor ranch which we all know was set
tled upon with honest intentions.
The present administration is not
In this issue we publish, taken
from the Oregonian of the 5th, a to blame, the road company is not
batch of land contest decisions'by to blame, but the state board that
Hoke Sn itb, which concerns, im accepted the repert of the company
mediately, our county and the loss at the time the road was bui>t and
of tht homes of some of our best declared the contract fulfilled, the
citizen«- " e mean the homes of congress that allowed the land
Peter Clemens, John Newman, S. grant in consideration for services
Lampshire and some others.
Th.e rottenness of state and con
The military wagon road com
pany has decisions favorable to it gressional legislation at the tim»1
from Secretary Hoke Smith. We I the grant was made, is responsible
do not know what action the above i for the present entailed loss of th«
named parties will take in the • homes ofjthe Harney settlers who
mises. but do say it is an awful unfortunately settled on what is
• ' stice for which somebody or the | now known as road land.'
•ernment is responsible. The i The Supreme court has decided
three mentioned have proven up, I that neither eongress or cabinet bf
money taken by the government ‘‘fleers nor the president, can inter
and certificates or bond for a patent fere in the behalf of the settler
or deed issued by Uncle Sam, then against the prior right or claim of
comes in the road company plead the road company.
ing a prior claim, which ia recog
nized and accepted by the Secre
The inference to be drawn from
tary of the Interror, and the settler the arts of Com made’-in-chief
braving the dangers and inconven Booth, of Salvation 'Army 'eis that
ience of frontier life is the loser, not be regards allegiance to God sec
the government amply able, nor the •ondary to allegaince to Great
road company which in the first I Britain
place saddled a fraud on the state
government, but the, pretended,}
The favorite son game has now
much prized and respected frontiers-
reached the explanatory stage, and
m*:i and “civilization pusher” is
1 Congressman Hainer, of Nehr.. is
the one who bears the loss.
|one of the chief explainers.
We are not here to blame the
road company for pushing its claim j
The MeKinleyites are losing no
but bow it is possible for the gov
by failing to claim them.
ernment to trample on recognized
squatters rights, is the conundrum They now say that McKinley will
we are called upon to unravel. This be nominated on the first ballat, if
land was settled upon before it was he can hold the southern votes
surveyed, the settler entirely ignor pledged to him'
ant of how the lines would fall or
as to the location of odd or even
Who said John Sherman wasjun
sections, but placing entire conti forgividg? He knows that the
dene, .in the government ns >>«! Cuban g’enernl Jone Mneeo. when a
would his God, for justice, and Ink- enntmon mountain bandit, plotted
a squatters claim believing in to kidnap him (Sherman) and hold
that power to protect him, spent Mrofora ransom, and yet be is a
bis little all in the wav of improve friend of the Cubans.
ments on his claim, and then the
gavernment, which he reverenced,
Even Senator Tom Carter has
instead of compelling the party been mentioned-at least one consec
which obtained its right fraudulent utive time-for the republican Pre
ly to take lands in lieu, thereby sidential nomination.
perfecting the right of the settler,
whose money had already been re
The Spaniards are Lot blooded,
Ccived, and_voucber for his home
they are not fools. They will
given, hav given land and improve
ments to the corporation, and left let off their surplus steam by talk
but will take good
care not to
sympathy, without a home, and ^art a war with the United States.
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subject to draft
What’s this? Dr. Lyman Abbott,
case of war, to fight the battles of
fills Beecher's old Brooklyn
the corporation, to protect its pro
petty and homes, also the very land pulpit, says he doesn’t believe the
to which, in all justice, he, the set world was created as stated in the
I book of Genesis, but that it is the
tler, is entitled too.
It dota look as if the road com result of evolution. Where are
pany. having two thirds of all the those people who were trying to
land on the route of the read to se 1 convert Bob Ingersoll?
lect from, could, in justice to the
settler, select lands in lieu of that
Somehow the Nicaragua Canal
settled upon by the ranchers.
people have lost their grip, and are
And can the government blame not M confident of Congrssional
the abused settler for crying mon j help as they were.
How many instances can be cit
Korea is the bone and Russia
ed where the settler prevailed and Japan the dogs which are ready
against the corporation?
Not one to UgUt
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w ere there was the semblance of ! stands to lose either way.
right on the side of the ____________
We are aware of the facUtbatthe
When Maryland voted for a ‘•re
state of Oregon accepted the report
had no idea that «v
it wo Id
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of the company and declared the also be given convict officials, But
co ntract fulfilled. At the door of it gut’em all the same.
the governor’s mansion lies the first
and primary sin, but is it right or
McKinly’s friends are beginning
R ohrman , B rewer ,
to act like detectives in search
evidence to use in a breach
OF THE FAMOUS
Wonder wbat'new political devil
try “Little Billee” Chandler is
hatching? He didn’t throw all
is a hard man to bamboozle.
It was bad enough to use the
machinery ef the G. A. R. for a pol burns .
itical party, but the present com-
mailer seems to have gone a step
further and to bemusing it for a can
didiate for the repub’ican Presid
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