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VOL. 4. CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, FRIDAY. JUNE 29, 1894.
THE OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPER
OF GILLIAM COUNTY.
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"late of Oregon.
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tuloti I'aolUe Hallway Time Card.
Trains arrive and leave Arlington as follows:
Train No. 2, fsst mali, arrives at Arllugtnu at
I M A. M.
Train No. 1, fast mail, arrives at Arlington at
1:26 a M.
Only one train a day.
ll.'Pliiicr trulni No. 9 and 10 have dUcoritln
ue l Hie run t Alintcui, hut mnke closo con
li.o lu.iS with No. 1 himI 2 ul Willows Junction.
I'.ir iwu ti Sol. soul mmU Ikki Suii
throngli lo all points lu the (Jutted stales ami
8. COLLINS Ticket Agent.
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Io ir.iiiiKl.re lir.ni in giuulsiaiKl nssracordlslly
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t. II. III'ubo.n, '-roUry.
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L avrs ArlinK on every mnrnlin (Hunosy ex
replu'l' ut a o I s k. Is line ai Condon at r. M.,
aifl arrives at Ksll at 7 r. M.
Cmnfurtaole tost liut and csruful, oxperleuoed
J AY P. LUCAS, County Clerk,
oo ss a u. Linus or
LAND AND NOTARY BUSINESS
lu a neat and careful manner.
i jMjuN-LONK hock UAILY htaok link,
I. M. Itlneliitrt, I'roprletor.
Loaves Condon eve'y morning (Hnndays ei
repie'l) a' 0 ;I0 n'eiix k. anil arrives ut Loue Kock
at li via Msiney and Lot Valley,
rare, SJil.OO. llnund Trip, 3 BO.
K. J. i. 1IOOAN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
nnicc Oregon ave., between Catholic Church
an J rcstdouue of . I', hliuti.
jQtfc Z. T. DODHON, :
Physician and Surgeon,
At present can be lound on my ranch at Hay
Creek lluite, ten miles north of Condon.
jQR. i. II. HUDSON,
Physician and Surgeon,
Offlce ! renldonee In the Wiley Miller resl
dfuee In South Condon.
Calls promptly attended to day or night.
T W. DARLING, f
Attorney at Law,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
Collections and 1imiren"e. Terms reaionable,
Oillce In rear o' poslollice building, Maiu street,
W. R. EUI". J W, Dawson. T. R. Lyons.
TjW.LI3, DAWSON & LYONS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Offices at Ilcppne'r and Condon, Oregon.
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rtl'rAM I OBTAIN A PATENT For.a
a jur- nilgai t
rironipt answer and an bfinoul opinion, write o
SliiNN As t:0., who have bad nearly flfty years'
eiiierlenoe In the patent bnslneiis. mmmjioa
tloiVs strictly oonfldentlBl. A Handbook ot In.
formation cVinceinlug 1'ntenta and bow to ob.
ta them snt free. Also a catalogue ol meehan.
i i ilncl sclimtlilo books seut free. ,
' l'otenw taken through Mun; & Co. teoelvi;
snoiYlul notice in the Melentlllo Amerlenn, and
K ore broimht widely before the puNIo with.
C!?t 'rSSattoo . of inr solentlflo work In tb.
i?,. 1 W3 IS Tr. Bsmiile copies sent free.
WX idiniBuUlon.moHbly,i.(iOayear. Single
mnies il ot its. kvery number contains beau,
ffi DlatesV ln oolois. and photographs ol new
noSi Ji. with Plans. ensbllngtulWers show the
Kest di-s gni V1 Boure ooiitraets. Address
' AMI11TIOUH GUNCKALS.
They Kuttir Into Conspiracy to Over-
throw President Gonsules.
HvxnoH Aykeh. The recent coup
d'etat in Paraguay ended peacefully.
Not a shot was fired. Generals Kgu-
Kuida, Cuballero and Kscobar, each of
whom is a candidate for the Presidency,
entered into a conspiracy with the Min
later of War to overthrow President Gon
zalez, When the President, accompanied
hv tlin MinlHturof the InUrior nrul tli
Cliief of Police, was entering Congress
in Assumption he was suddenly sur
rounded and arrested by armed men,
who conineiieii nun to resign ills oillce.
The Vice-President, who is a nephew of
General C'ahallero, at once assumed the
power of 'resident. Itie ol'iect of the
coup d'etat was to destroy the official
candidacy of Dr. Docond", Paraguay's
Jim inter to Uruguay. A tlgnt for spoils
between the three gentlemen who want
to be President w ill probably commence
In July during the election of electors.
The Vice-President favors his uncle,
General Caballero, while the Minister ol
War wants deneral I'.eusirtiida to suc
ceed and the Chief of Police supports
General Escobar. Dire' t telegraph wires
irom Paraguay have been cnt. and com
munication is interrupted. Telegrams
from the Dottier districts say the people
are Indifferent to the outcome of the po
litical movement. Whatever the Issue
of any such allair, the people's wishes
are never consulted.
Murder of Monarch.
Tasoikk. The Sultan of Morocco
died suddenly on June 7 atTadia, be
tween Morocco and Casa P.Ianca. Meas
ures have been taken here to prevent
anticipated disorder. Sensational ru
mors are in circulation as to the cause
of the Sultan's death, and the populace
is becoming excited. It is added that
the symptoms of his disease point to
IS THE BE8T.
TI nnt M.nhlna )il will nw IllCVWlBll
swell as FOItWARUwIlhoiitsloppiug. Quiet,
Ltglil-RuiinlnK, ailjusiab.e In all lu parts.
WE 8ELL TO DEALERS ONLY.
UNION MANUFACTURING CO,
WM. 1'ETEK, Owner,
SALT LAKE, DENVER,
Omaha, Kansas City,
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS
Knurr the Quickest to Chicago
Dili 9 and the East.
II n nrc Quicker to Omaha and
IIUUI0 Kansas City.
Through Pullman and Tourist
Sleeper, Free Reclining vnair
Cars, Dining Cars.
H. H. II. t'LAKK, 1
OMVEIt W. MINK,
K. Kl.l.KRY ANDKKSON, Receivers,
JOHN W. DOANK,
FUKDEKIC K. COUDKRT.J
For tales nr cnora liiniriuulinn call ou or address
, W. H. HCBLBUKT,
Asst. Ucn. I'aBS. Agent.
i 14 t T&ZMAJX
to tl Si
lift Washington Ht oor. Id. PORTLAND, OR
ROUGH ON CLAMS.
Monument to be Erected to
r American Sailors.
PORTLAND SMUGGLING RING.
Syndicate Formed to Help California's
Wine Growers Over Their Crisis
' 1'aclflo Coast Jfewa, ,,.-.-!.. ,
Sam Fuakcisco, Cal. There is good
news for the wine growers of California
A syndicate is organizing which will be
willing to pay living prices to vineyard
ists. Capitalists who have money in
vested in viticulture, banks which hold
mortgages on vine lands and dealers who
do not believe in killing the goose that
lays the golden egg, and who represent
an aggregate of $10,000,000, are about to
combine to place one of California's
principal industries once more on a pay
ng bams, i hey have an interest in pro
tecting the 00,000,000 invested in wine
makini;, and they stand ready to pursue
a liberal policy toward the producer.
They propose to put 1,000.000 in the
scheme and to incorporate for five years.
They ask that from ISO to 00 per cent of
the growers Hiall bum themselves to
give options on their crops. The propo
sition to orgunize.tlie syndicate does not
come from its members, but from the
committee of winegrowers recently ap
pointed to devise some means by which
the crisis in the industry might be
overcome. These committeemen visited
bankers, capitalists and dealers, laid be
fore them a plan of action and obtained
a provisional consent. Now they are at
work on the producer, and hope within
ten days or a fortnight to obtain suffi
cient options to launch the project to
TO HARK TIIEIK GBAVKS.
Monument Spoken ot tor the Tandalla
and Mlpslo Bailors.
Sax Fhamicxo, Cal. There is a move
ment on foot at Vallejo to raise by sub
scription a fund sufficient to erect a
splendid monument over the graves of
the sailors of the wrecked United btates
war vessels Vandaha and Aipaic, who
lost their lives in the terrible hurricane
which swept the Bay of Apia in 1889. It
will be remembered that shortly after
that awful disaster in Samoa, which re
sulted in the loss of so many brave sail
ors, nineteen of the Vandaiia and Nip
sic's dead were broueht to this port and
interred in the cemetery at Vallejo. Un
til recently, however, only a plain board
has market! the location of their graves,
although it has been hoped that some
steps would be taken by the government
to place a monument over the spot.
rnends ot tne tieai sailors, iiowever,
have hoped in vain. Unfortunately there
were no funds at Mare Island which
could he used for such a purpose. Those
who have the Plan in clmrge propose to
solicit subscriptions from residents of
Vallejo and the navy j am ana also irom
men aboard different warships, who will
no doubt gladly contribute their mite to
ward such fitting tribute.
Pierce County Finances.
Tacoma, Wash. Inasmuch as the
next county tax levy, to be made in Oc
tober, cannot be made available for de
fraying the county election expenses this
fall, the County Commissioners are dis
cussing their powers so far as entering
into tlie usual contracts lor election ex
penses. The County Prosecuting Attor
ney has several times held that the coun
ty, having readied its lepl limit of
indebtedness, cannot legally contract
more expense bills. Elections hereto
fore in this county have cost from MiOOO
to 17,000. The present incumbents ex
pect to remain in office should no elec
tion be held, which is not probable.
Hough ou the Clams.
Astoria, Ob. Residents on Clatsop
Beach say that the supply of clams is
likely to be almost exhausted in the
course of a few weeks on account ot the
vast volume of fresh water which is
rushing down the Columbia. Already
thav am Vwipnm inc. Rrnnv. &nil U'ha.tha.VA
been dug during the past few days are
very poor. Alter xne great nooa oi ia40
siniilur conditions were noticeable, and
the supply was liaht for over a year aft
Sbattle," Wash. The contract for
macadamizing the South Seattle road,
let recently by the County Commission
ers at 80 cents a running foot, shows
how hard times have reduced the cost
and values of evervtlang. In 1888, when
this road was ttrst planked, it cost fi.iu
per running foot for the material alone,
the residents of the district furnishing
the labor gratis. The new road when
finished should last thirty years, the
county in this instance furnished the
quarry, irom wnieh the contractors can
Fl g) q)
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
' Used in Millions of Homes
They expect 1,000 yachtsmen it What
com for the regatta July 4.
A summer school for teachers will be
in session at 8prague, beginning July 6.
Aberdeen's asessment roll foots up
only $400,000. Last year it was (900,000.
- Whether to ask for a new charter or
not is the burning question at Town
send. The vote by which Spokane's City
Council ordered a reduction in the sala
ries of the city's employes was 11 to 4.
. They look for Colonel Ingersoll at Spo
kane' this summer when the smelter
starts up. lie is President -tf the com
pany. Negotiations are pending for the re
opening of the I'uget Sound Loan, Trust
and Banking Company at New What
com in the immediate future.
Whatcom county has just finished
four good bridges over the Nooksack at a
cost of 150,000. All rest on cylindrical
piers of iron filled with concrete.
The litigation in the war against bar
maids at Hpokane has taken the form of
a campaign before the Council on the
refusal ot a license to the Louvre.
Albert John Rath, the boy who lost a
leg last year in the Union Depot Com
pany's freight yards at Spokane, has se
cured a verdict for $15,000 damages.
A convention is talked of for the Com
mercial Associations of the Gray's Har
bor towns to move on Congress for an
appropriation to resurvey the harbor.
Brockmier, Hopkins, Flynn and Sut
ton of the defunct Washington Farmers'
Insurance Company have been indicted
by the Spokane grand jury for conspiracy.
Lincoln county expects a bigger har
vest this year than in 1893. Only a few
farmers are fallowing their farms, and
the acreage is yearly as large as a year
ago, while the crops are two or three
weeks more advanced.
Kalama's $5,000 of school bonds were
bid in by the State School Land Com
mission at 6 per cent straight The bid
made by the State is the best made for
any school bonds of that amount in this
State. The School Board has bought a
site for the building.
Property holders on Eby Island, Sno
homish county, are resisting the pay
ment of the balance due on an assess
ment of $29,000 for a dike, which was
built around the island a year ago. They
have already paid $16,000, and now claim
the dike is useless.
" Supreme Judge-elect Wolverton has
resigned his place as attorney in Linn
county for the State School Land Com
mission. J. R. Wyatt was appointed in
At the recent convention of the Loyal
Temperance Legion at Salem the La
Grande Legion was awarded the State
banner for the largest number of gradu
ates this year.
The sixty-foot span over Desolation
creek at the north fork of the John Day
river went down recently with a big load
of cattle on it. Several of the cattle
were drowned. t
The State portage railway at the Cas
cades has been seriously damaged by the
flood, and it will take some time and
considerable repairs before it wiil be in
running order again. The portage is
now made by wagons, and passengers
are forced to walk quite a distance and
i i a r 3 i- a
in many instances in mua aiiKie aeep.
In building and strengthening the
bulkhead at the Cascade locks 3,000 bar
rels of cement were used, which, of
course, is a dead loss. It costs $2 50 per
barrel, making this one item of the ex
pense $7,500. When the labor and other
expenses are figured up, the cost of pro
tecting the locks will reach the neigh
borhood of $30,000.
May was a good month for the Oregon
Pacific. According to the Corvallis Times
8,000 new ties were put in the track,
others were bought and paid for, 200
piles were driven in the big bridge at
Albany, a number of extra section men
were in service, fuel for two months was
purchased and other betterments of a
trifling nature were put on the road,
leaving a credit balance of $556.
The mining industry in the vicinity of
Baker City is steadily 'going forward.
The Virtue mine recently yielded a $9.
000 clean-up, and the Moores mine is
kept running night and day. Ten stamps
will soon be added to the mill, and a
concentrating plant has already been
added.' A run is being made at the San
ger mine. Only about 100 tons of rock
will be crushed for the present, but there
is some prospect of the mine being op
erated on an extensive scale before long.
The Nelson placer claim is running full
blast with an abundance of water. The
Robbins mine on Pine creek has started
up again. This mine had been lying
idle for a vear. Several Baker City busi
ness men, who are interested in mining
properties in the Cable t-ave districts.
find it impossible to reach their proper
ties, owing to the great amount ot taiien
timber, the result of the recent wind
storm that passed over that portion of
Baker county. It is stated that the road
is in an impassable condition, and that
it will undoubtedly remain so for some
Honors World's Fair.
40 Years the Standard.
BILL DALTON DEAD
Additional Complications in
the Prendergast Case.
McKINLEY'S MITE IS SPURNED.
William Astor Chanter Return Front
the Heart ot the Mark Continent.
New Yoke. Unheralded and un
known to those on the pier, an unassum
ing young gentleman with a smooth,
sun-dried fade marched down the gang
way of the steamer Aller the other morn
ing. He was William Astor Chanler,
just returned home after a three years'
absence abroad, twenty-two months of
which have been passed in the heart of
Africa, in regions never before pene
trated by while men. After a warm
greeting from two or three friends Mr.
Chanler was driven to the Knickerbocker
Club. " I am in excellent health," said
he. " with the exception of a sluzzish
liver as the result of two years in Africa,
which I propose to wash out at Carlsbad
immediately. I have come home hur
riedly for family reasons. While my ex
pedition has not been entirely success
ful, owing to the desertions of my men
and a plague resembling lockjaw, which
broke out among my camels and mules,
I have gathered a large amount of scien
tific and geological data, which will com
pose the report I propose to make to the
New York Geographical Society."
Additional Complications Hay Arise in
the Prendergast Case.
Chicago, III. Additional complica
tions may arise in the case of assassin
Prendergast. Judge Chetlain is not sit
ting in the Criminal Court. Judge
Payne, when a continuance as agreed
noon was submitted to him. refused to
enter the order, saying he knew no rea
son why a continuance should be granted.
The matter went over temporarily. Pren
dergast insisted on making a speech. " I
am '.elenuant here," be said. 1 want
no continuance. The question to be de
termined is my guilt or innocence, not
insanity. Murder is a malicious taking
of human life; that erime I have not
committed." The prisoner was thrust
into his chair by baiiins, Judge ravne
said that he would not consider the mo
tion for a continuance nntil after a case
now before him is die posed of. An agree
ment has been reported by the counsel
on both sides, and State's Attorney Kern
said that the hearing of the insanity
case will go over until November 2.
Merry Rate War.
Chicago, III. The excursion agree
ment of the Western Passenger Associa
tion was given a staggering blow by tire
news from St. Louis that the Chicago
and Alton was making a rate of $20 for
the round trip between ot Louts and
Denver for the convention of the Home
opathy Society a cat of $2.50 from the
regularly authorized rate. 1 he Missouri
facihe at once put on the fa) rate, and
the Atchison and Topeka lost no time in
following suit. The other lines also
joined in without loss of time. General
Passenger Agent Charlton of the Chicago
and Alton denied that rates were being
cut by his line, but the St. Louis agents
of the other lines were positive and
unanimous in their charges against that
road. Chairman Caldwell is still hope
ful that he will be able to keep the
trouble within bounds, but the prospects
are not bright.
HcKlnlejr'a Mite Returned.
Mabsillon, O. The miners' relief
committee of Massillon has returned to
Governor McKinley the $10 he contrib
uted to their subscription for the relief
of unemployed miners on May 20, which
he spoke of in his letter of transmission
as his " mite." This is the letter from
the relief committee: "Inclosed you
will find $10, your donation to the miners
of Massillon. They unanimously refuse
to accept a mite from ttie hand that as
sisted in smiting them. Your donation
was solicited because the miners believed
you were at least as much in sympathy
with them as an ordinary, every-day cit
izen, but since you have divested your
self your true character stands out in
glowing colors, and they abhor your
charity, lour ambition in a political
way, so far as the miners are concerned,
ib sure to be gratified nencetortb."
Tale Versus Oxford.
Nkw Haven, Conn. At a recent meet
ing of the undergraduates of Yale it was
decided to send a Yale team to compete
with Oxford in athletics. T. II. Sherrill,
Jr.. '89. announced that the Oxford an
thorities had already procured grounds,
and that a letter of invitation was now
on its way to this country. Compared
with Oxford's records, Yale's showing is
better than the Englishmen's. Oxford
stipulates that all the Yale men must
conform to the A. A. A. rules, and in ad
dition all competitors in the Oxford-Yale
athletic contests must have taken part
in the recent Yale-Harvard and Oxford
Cambridge sports. The contest will be
held on the Queen's club ground in Ken
Old Hosa Badly Hurt.
Rayvillb, L. I. James Hoey, the
actor, who has a country residence here,
was thrown from his carriage and se
verely injured. Ha sustained internal
NATIONAL CAPITAL NEWS.
The bill to disapprove the treaty here
tofore made with the Southern Ute In
dians for their removal to Utah and
providing for settling them on lands nn-
der the severalty act has been passed by
The House Committee on Bankinsr
and Currency has decided to choose a
subcommittee of five by the usual method
of ballot to prepare another bill. The
committee will report its measure to the
House not later than June 27. It may
prove that this will be a scheme for a
The incident erowincr out of the null
ing down of the United States flag f'oin
the United States Consulate at ist.
Thomas on the Queen's birthday has
teen satinfactorily cloned by an explana
tion to the Department of State that the
perpetrators of the outrage were tlrnnk
and irresponsible and would be properly
Willard W. Samnerston of Bnffalo. N.
Y., the attorney of W. W. Kitmins-ki,
the Pole who returned to Rush and
was arrested and sent to Siberia, saw
act in ir Secretary of State Uhl reremlv.
and laid before him all the papers in tlie
case in bis possession. Mr. Uhl prom
ised him the United htates government
would push the matter and do all in its
power to release Kisminski.
Morrison I. Swift of the Boston Indus
trial Army spoke to the House Commit
tee on Labor. Charity, he argued, weak
ened the fiber of workingmen and p-r-
naps auaea to tno tramp army, in
Boston the policy had been adopted of
giving alms to those out of work and in
need. It would be better to famish work,
by which those in want could be pro
ducers instead of a dead weight on the
community. He advocated public farms
or factories or work on roads. Wages
for government work should be lower
than the prevailing wages, so men would
resort to them only when private em
ployment could not be had.
Delegate Smith of Arizona will make
an effort to have the appropriation for
the Carlisle Indian School struck out of
the Indian bill. Mr. Smith says the ed
ucation of the Indians at Eastern insti
tutions has done more barm than good.
Ills observation in the ciern country
has shown him that the woman gradu
ates of these schools consider themselves
superior to their Indian associates and
turn their attention to miners and dis
solute white men of the Indian country
to the destruction of the morals and de
cency of the Indian girls. The male
graduates are also said to have their vi
cious traits sharpened, so that they are
a more dangerous class than their unlet
tered brothers. Mr. Smith's criticisms
are confined to the Eastern schools,
w hre the pupils are removed from their
families and friends.
Senator Squire of Washington has in
troduced a bill for free coinage of silver.
It provides that the owner of saver bull
ion may deposit at the mints, receiving in
payment standard silver dollars equal to
the value of the bullion on the dav of
deposit, the difference to be retained by
the government as seigniorage as a re
serve fund and used by the Secretary of
the Treasury in maintaining the parity
of silver dollars. The coinage of silver
dollars shall not exceed $4,000,000 each
month. W hen the aggregate amount of
money in the country reaches $40 per
capita further silver coinage shall be dis
continued, and shall be resumed when
it falls below that figure. Provision is
made for coining silver half-dollars of
the present size and maintaining their
parity in the same manner as other sil
ver. They also are made legal tender.
The Western members of the House
have held a caucus to map out a cam
paign on the irrigation question, and
have resolved to spare no labor to secure
action by this Congress. Representatives
of thirteen Western States and Territo
ries, including members of all parties,
met here the other day. Mr. Sweet,
who called the meeting, was elected
Chairman, and the matter was thor
oughly discussed. In accordance with
instructions of the meeting a committee,
consisting of Representatives Sweet,
Coffeen of Wyoming and Baker of Kan
sas, called on Speaker Crisp to ask that
the Committee on Rules set apart three
days for the consideration of a bill, which
is to be agreed upon by V estern men.
The Speaker snggested that a resolution
be introduced in the regular order, and
asked to have copies of the bill submit
ted, but made no promise.
Walker of Massachusetts, a veteran
member of the Committee on Banking
and the senior Republican memtier of
the committee, says the question of
banking and currency will be treated in
a comprehensive manner by a select
committee of five members under a re
cent vote of the Banking Committee.
He savs this is the most important sub
ject before Congress, not second to the
tariff. Sealed ballots are now being
hied for the purpose of selecting a com
mittee of five. Each member of the
Banking Committee has a vote, and
names five of his associates on the com
mittee. Walker was asked what the
new system of banks would have to do
with the issuance of money, and replied
that the bill undoubtedly will provide
for doinz away with the various forms of
currency now issued and the substitu
tion therefor of a uniform paper money
issued by the government through banks.
At present the government circulates
the Treasury notes, greenbacks, silver
certificates and various kinds of currency,
and the government undertakes to make
good this money, but the purpose will
be to make the national bank the sole
source of issuing currency under gov
ernment supervision and direction. The
government thus will be relieved of the
butden of issuing, circulating and cur
rently redeeming these various forms of
currency, and the entire responsibility .
will be placed on the banks. This national-bank
currency would be surround
ed by all the safeguards of the present
laws and other safeguards as would in
sure its proper redemption. In short,
the Federal government would be re
lieved of direct attention to the issuance
of money and all responsibily for keep