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Personal and Political Commui cation
eharg d as advertisements. The above
ratvs will bo strictly adhered to.
U W. Paukh.ii.
ATTORNEY AT LAY.
Canyon City, Oukgon.
M. L. OLMSPKAD.
"ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(Canyon City, Oukcon,
Ceo. 13. CruHKY,
Attorney at Xjicc",
Canyon City, Oi:i:su:.
M. Dust in,
Attorney 'it Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. HORSLEY.M D.
"Oil AD U ATE OK THE UnIVUIISITYOF penn-Hylvani-i,
April 8. 1S7S.
Canyon Ci'y, Oregon.
Office in his i)rng Store, Ma:n
Street Or e:s for !)rua promHy filled.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions ;ii e s rietlv follov.od
J. W. flOWARI), M. D.,
Canyon City, GhvntCo., Okeion.
0. M. D0D30N, M. D.,
"Prairio City, Ogn,
N. H. BDU3Y,
ID E3 2NT "3? X S T,
Z3?Dintul Rooms, Opposite the Methodipt
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. IIAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY, OREGON. x
O L 3XT "ET O 3J CITY
The best of Milk furnished to
Ihe citizens of Canyon City ev
2ry mo-ning, by tiie gallon or
quart; at roasoti.ible rates.
Carpenter and Wagon Makek.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
hairs, Faints, Glass, and
Phil, Metschan. John McOullough.
F. C. Sels. D.-nisMcAuliff.
OFF Ell ED BY
Phil. Metschan & Co.
M. S. BELLMAN.
Having purchased the entire
and well assorted Stock of G en
eral Merchandise of M. S. Hel
man, in September last, and we
beins; then desirous to wind
up the business as speedily as
posssible, we have been selling
AT COST EER SINCE.
We are now de ermined more
than ever to settle up our bus
inessat once, and hereby offer
To our Put reus and the Public Gener
ally, which Ik; greatly to their Interest
to Com;, Examiee. and Price our Clouds
before purchasing el-cwhoiv.
PHIL. MKTSCHAX& CO.
Canyon City, Ogn., April 10, 1870.
rp.o. inu s y a n .
WOOLSEY & HOUSMAN,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
firTK HAH is unopliert with puro W?nra an,t
.B. Liquor., H.nr. Alo, Bitters and Ciir?.
FINTK HILLIARD TABLES
In tho Salon. ,$a3JWe ua a caU.
I. II. WOOD
j w. church
CORRAL, and FEED STABLE.
Good bugo-y teams and nice
Saddle horses furnished at all
hours of the day or night, at
reasonable prices. Particular
attention paid to boarding and
irroominu; transient stock.
On Main bdiI Washing103 Sta., Ca.hvon City.
BAKER CITY ADVERTISEMENTS.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
IJAKER CITY. OREGON-
All work di-ntj promptly, and warrontcd to
give patidfictiof. SI'is constantly on bnod
full and compluto ptock -f Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry, for Bale Cheap for Cash. AH goods
3arrented aa repreMated. Watches and all
other urtioles 1n; f. lopairn oiy bo left with
S. II. Shcphord, wba will attend to forwarding
the same. A. B. ELMER.
I5AKEK CITY, Oil EG ON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Tobacco and Smoking Articles.
T C HYDE,
attorney and counselor at law,
Baker City, Oregon.
Office corney of Court Avenue and
Haines & Lawrence,
Attorneys at Xj,t7tr,
BAKER CITY, OREGON.
Will practice at Uv in all courts in Oacgos
The sale of the O. S. N. Co.'s stock
esterday was the largest business
transaction that has ever taken place on
thiscoist. The money was paid over
to a lepresentative of the stockholders,
we presume Mr. Reed, who is reported
now in New York, and the suck duly
transferred. It is said the amount paid
was two millions of dollars fr four,
fifths of the st ck, and six-sevenths of
the Walla Walla Riilroad. While we
are not good judges of such nmt'ers,
we think the purchasers have a g"od
bargain, and they have a "big thing."
The business on this route is paying
and has been fur sometime, and yet
the revenue has not reached one-ten'h
part what it will be in the course of
live years. The time was when the O.
S. N. Company was a small thing, but
it is now the bigjzest interior transpor
tition company in the Un ted States
The b"ats belonging to the O. S. N.
Co. are as follows:
Wide West, 000 tons; R. R. Thomp
son, 700; Harve.-t Queen. 500; Idaho;
Mountain Queen, 350; S. G. Reed,
300; Annie Faxton, 350; New Boat,
350; Alu.-o'a, 300; Emma Hay ward;
Bonita, 300; John Gates 250; Spokane,
200; Oeklahama, 250; Dixie Thomp
son, 175; Welcome, 1G5: Jo.-ie Me
lt J ear, 100; S. T. Cnurch, 300; Mc-
jMinville, 300; Alice; AYiliamttte
Chief, 300; Bonanza, 350; Champion;
Uiit-nr, dUu; (Jcciuef.t, JOU; lanny
Patton, 200; E. F. Cooke, 200. To
Barges: Columbia, SU0; Columbia
Chi.r, 800; Autorcat; GOO. Total,
Be-ides these boats tha company
owns the locks at Oregon City, a la'g
amount of W haif property, five mils
of railioid at the Lower Ca-caihs, fif
teen mili s from the Dalh s to Oelil ,
and thirty miles from Wall a la t Wal
la Walla. Wnile there were two
million dollars paid d-iwn on this prop
ertv, we understand it d-e.s not ine'ude
the eii'i'O purchase money, and tiie
figures are given at neary double tSi-
amount. The holders of 'lie e ntrod-int'-rest
in fiis cmpiny also have the
con'rol of a m-j rdy of the stock in the
boat" b tween th'.s port and Sa'i Fiau-ci-c-,
and can l.o sa'e y put down as
the large t -teimboit c ipo;ation in 'he
United Sroes Wu trust their iela
tions with thep olucers ;m 1 shippers
will be sMeh as to be of mutu il iuter
est and benefit, a d that the people
shall not hive much cau-e to regret
the sale. S a idard.
Frui the Or.-gonian.
Win. Denny broke hid lej while
hauling rails near Likeview list week.
Th placer m ne.s on Salmon River
have yielded pretty well this season.
'i'lie uh-at crnp in Scott valh-y has
been biibly lro-.tbitten in many places.
Caterpillars have made thoir appear
ance on Bear creek, but are duing no
.serious harm as yet.
A Fpecisd tetm of the s'ate circuit
court will be held in Jackson county,
commencing on the second Monday in
Complaints are made by the sutlers
of the Summer Lake country that em
igrants appropriate their fences for Gre
The Stite of California took out 1200
cases of Salmon on the 28'h.
In searching the premises of the
late Mr. Barton at Clatsop a few days
a:s, United States bonds t the amount
of 83000, with the coupons for 1880,
were fund sewed into a garment
worn by the daughter.
Ejvjs sell fur 30 cents a dozen in
Work on Baker's railroad, connect
ing Weston with Whitman, is being
pushed ahead rapidly. Ties are com
ing in and the grading being rapidly
A Southern paper says. The liore
crop is a go id one this year. Scarcely
a team comes into town without hav
ing a little colt trotting along with its
mothc, and the colts are nearly all
line ones, too rub stock will soon be.
at a discount.
J. W. Collins, of Table Rock, has
bixteen acres of Sogrhum under culti
vation; which is growing finely and
promises to yield a bundantly. He
has sent for the requisite machin
ery for the manufacture of sorghum
.-yrup of superior qudity and is san
guine of the success of the industry.
A novelty in social amusement has
been introduced in Jackson couiity.
The Tidings of Ashland reports that
a number of young ladies and gentle
men, from Jacksonville and other
places, met at the grove at Willow
springs on horeback, and to the music
of the violin went through a number
of quadrilles and rountLdances with
Ashland Tidings: The growing
peaches upon the trees about Ashland
are nearly all discolored in spots,
which gives the fruit a mottled ap
pearance. Some attribute this to the
efiect of the late frosts, and soma think
it is due to the Bame cause which curled
up the leaves earlier in the season.
Whatever it may be, the fruit does not
seem t be affected deeper than the
skin, and we trust our peach crop will
be all right yet.
County Superintendent Prof. .1. M
Heard at Oakland, has completed his
viit to every school in Douglas county.
They :ire all in good condition. The
following are the principal public
schoo's in the county: Roseburg, 2i5G
pupils; Oakiand, 119; Wilbur, 12G;
Canynnrdle, 110; Looking Ghsf, 129;
Co'e's valley, 9G; Drain's, 78; Mynle
('reek, 111; French setdemont, 79;
Gatdiuer, 45; D iys Creek, 50; You
culla, 50; Ten Mil, G4.
Tnere are noiv in the territory of
Washington 209 miles of railroad in
ojea'ion. The Notthern Pacific Co.
has 138 miles, the O. S. 2. Co. o miles,
the Walla Walla Co., 31 miles, the
( )h mpia C . 15 niilee, and the Seattle
Co 20 miles.
Four pris triers in the Umatil'a co'in
fy jail at Pendle'on attempted to es
cape last wed:, and one by rhe name of
C'din alias Hidl'do Horn did get away
He was alterward captured.
Moscow is on the down grade.
The hens of "W.tlla Walla are nn i
strike and onus are worth 25 cents a
Mrs. Plucker, a resident of the Tou
ched was kicked by n horse a few
days ago and had a leg broken.
The salnon catch on the lower Colum
bia river is falling off.
A box containing a human skeleton
was found among the hay in Sawyer's
stable at ICeibyville recently by a
The California & Oregon Stage Com
pany began Saturday night to run on
lat time. Stages leave lloseburg now
at 7:30 P. M.
A Mr. Hodukin, who is working a
claim on Democratic gulch in Jose
phene county, recently chanedup$500
sfter a f-insle week's run.
Assistant Postmaetpr Genoral J. M.
Tyner and Postmaster Geo. E. CoIp, of
Portland, went south on the overland
stage from Roseburg on Saturday
M. M. Brown, who it was thought,
committed suicide by drowning in Jack
son county two years ago, turned up
all right in Jacksonville a few days
Washington, July 1 The president
has nominated John A. Hunter of
Missouri, Chief Justice of the supreme
court of Utah.
The public debt statement issued to-
I day shows the iocrea?e of the debt
! for June to be $24,783.
London, July 1 The July stakes afc
Newmarket was won by Mask; Am
bassador second; Evaston third. Lor
illard's Cherokee, against which betting
was six to one, came in fifth.
Lorillard's Papoo-e, Neriad and Ger
aiding which were entered to run for
the July stake for two year old colts
and filies at Newmarket July meeting
to-day, have boen sci arched.
A Times correspondent :.t Paris say
that a majority of te B niparttts ate
understood to concur with Ilouh-r in
acknowledging Prince Jerome Bona
putt as chief of the Nap deonic dynasty.
The Queen has commanded that the
troop ship Orontes, bringing the re
mains of the prince imperial shall bo
escorted part of her voyage by the
The steam coal colliers of Merthyr"
Tydvil, in Wales, numbering 32,000
persons, have agreed to accept the mas
ters' demand of 10 per cent reduction
in their wages.
London, July 1 The Lord Chan
cellor introduced into the house of
lords to-day the government Irish Uni
versity scheme, which proposes the
dissolution of the Irish Queen's Uni
versity and the application of its en
dowments and grants to a university
on the model of the London University
Alexandria, July 1 The ex-khe-dive,
his ms llassein and Hassan
and Pashas Talaat and llugheb, started
for Naples on board the khediye's
yacht. The English and French men-of-war
saluted the khedive's vessel.
Sm Francisco, July 1 Rustler
levies an assessment of 10c and Booker
one of 50c.
Baron Wilke retires from the stock
bord, a new member, L. T. Lazure,
taking his sea'.
Eureka, July 1 Examination of
the accounts of Auditor Duflf, of the
Eureka and Palisade Riilroad Co.,
show him to be a defaulter. His ac
counts are short b 'tween 25,000 and
810,000. An attempt wdl be made
to bring him :o the Sandwich Islands.
Victoria, .Inly 1 G. T. Seymour,
ill-? well known furni'ure man, died
last night at t-n o'clock, of congestion
of the lutitrs, brought on by getting his
lothe wer th-i day pievious He
cati e to O.di Tenia in 1849, and was
junior member of the old furniture
firm of Pierce & Seymour, and fettled
At Vicor a in 1858.
Passed Tiir ugii. Gen- O. Howard
and Governor Perry, accompanied by
Lieut. Wood, pa-sed through here laBfr
Monday, having concluded satisfactory
airangemeuts with Chief Moses, who
is now on his reservation near Lake
Chelan. For having procurred, with
out bloodshed, the removal of this
tricky old savage to a place where his
noxious preencc will in no wise re
tard the progress of the great and
growing Palouse and Spokaue valleys,
General Howard merits the gratitude
of all our pople. Empire.
A Newpoit gentleman has discovered
a new method of preventing a amadiup
whtn a h r?e runs away. He was out
driving the other day with a couple of
la y friends when the reins broke and
the horse ran away. Aa the animal
was tearing down Belletue avenue at
a terrible rate, Mr. Whiting reached
over the dashboard and unhitched tho
trace, thus letting the horse enjoy his
run without the carriage.
Ex-Judge Hilton, of A. T. Stewart
k Co., litis offered to take from tha
city of New York all the street sweep
ings, garbage and ashes collected from
below Fifty- first street, if the authori
ties will keep the ashes separate and
load the rest of the collection upon tho
cars at Greenpoint Judge Hilton
intends using the refuse for manure.
At present the street sweepings are
loaded upon scows and dumped icto
the lower ba.v.