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Tte Grant uonnty News.
ONLY PAPEfe IS GRANT C0UNJ.Y.
OfRoial Paper For Grant County.
Canyon City, Saturday Sep!'. 6. 1879.
H. Shepherd, Editor.
Th-re wll b a e -iv nthm . f the
j -uri.-l f Eas'e Or-.' , Washing-
t. ami Idaho Terri ore- a' tin- Union
County F.iir grounds, So'cnbr 2Sth,
ot 9 n'cl ck a. M.
THE SURVEYING PAHTY.
Col. Walcott arrived in our
City on last Monday, having
left his surviving party on Wil
low creek. We had a conversa
tion with Col. Wolcott aufl find
that he is now surveying a line
from the mouth of Boiso River
to the head of Willow creek
and from there he will run two
lines to the head of this, John
Day vallov, and then continue
il i su vcv down .John Pay
f! othc Columbia River,
k apj i nr.- that ti e company
w:n ts in find the nearest and
most leasable route from Boise
to the Columbia, and as far as
has been surveyed this route is
very much the shortest and in
all probability, if the road is
built, will be the one selected.
Col gives as his opinion that
the road will be a broad gausrc
one and will be finished through
to the Columbia Biver in two
jears after work is commenced.
We took pains to ascertain if
ihe two canyons below this
point on the River would be
any trouble and as a result, we
.are sure that no obstruction
wnaiovH- will oe lOtina oeiow
1i v r ill
iicre mat win nmcier n, kmii-
. . 1 -111 I T" II
I'oad from passing down the
John Day. The rent obji-ct
of the company s ems to be to
route hat will e::nble
(hem in say that they have the
quickest line, by several hours
from New York to Portland,
Oregon, and a few daj'S the
quickest to Hon Konp;, and
when they say that they put
thousands of dollars in their
Dockets evirv vear. Mr Wo-
cott and nartv will nrnhahlv
TGnr.li this o.it.v iii n.bnnt flf-
I J ,
itecn davs, at w'-ich time we can
give a more dehV-ate report.
We cannot say much at this
-writing but are at liberty to
say that we believe before three
years shall pas- that the iron
horse will pull p-s engers and
freight from th s Yallev to the
and w st. 't:i v rate we
ti-.at th re will be
iOlSO! Inn in Jr.-iHt ulintv ill
the near future ;jud veae pr-
, .. -. .
pare I to stay and see it and in-
.enu mat tlie NEWS Sliail tell ail
it kl;OWS about the fun when it
KICII 11 CK. Mr. rred Mill-
er brotiP-ht some rnp.lv tn this
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office this week that is the
richest we ever examined and
if the ledge is of the extent
that it is reported to be, one of
the richest mines in this part of
Oregon has been found up Can
vo c-'e'v. hut (ive miles from
r number oi old miners
h-ve "m- n d ihe quartz and
a-eo,' hie opi i- n that it is the F
1 'dv from which he zold has
le lire which he claims is actual-
ly a-; rich, only three miles from
the city. Let the good work
T) T1 r . nc
was i emoveu lo me new ouua-
mg on last Mondaj', and Uan-
yon Uty can now boast Ot the
neatest Post Office in Eastern
Homicide in Harney Valley.
Fort Harney, Ogn., Sept. 1st. '79.
Editor News; Dennis Murphy
foreman on Devine'a ranch 15 mi es
from here, shot and killed James Viek
ers at the above place this morning.
The facts of the case are these: It
seems thar Murphy ordered Chas' Yick-
ers, tn.ther to the decked, out of his
(Murphy's) camp a few days prvviou--
ly. Charles Vickers returned from
'his Post yesterday and visited Mur
phy's camp for the ostensible object of
eeing his brother. Murphy ordeivd
him t- addle up and leave. He re
plied that he would when Jim came,
(meaning his brother) who returned in
a shoit time. Both brothers then hp
proached Murphy in u threatening
manner, calling him all ports of had
names. Murphy gut up to del'md
himself and w s instantly covered
with u levolver in the hand of the de
ceased. Murphy was unarmed and
fearing violence at the hands of the
Vickers, went and armed himself and
returned to hi camp this morning.
Upon his arrival in camp there were
none of the Vickers there except Wit
liam who had no h nd in the aff tir
Jauic- Viekeis cuie into camp this
inor'tin.' a'id was warned by his broth
er Wil i:im t It ;ive a Murphy va ar
iind. It apte-i-s he did nof hi-ed the
w;iniiig as le wmi smiinht wheie
Mmpliy wa di-m out ttd In m l i
horst a d mule a mo'inn as if to ?r iw
a pistol, .Mtirp'iy immediately dr v hi
revolver and tiied five shuts, four of
which hit the deceased. These are the
facts as near as I can learn. Murphy
came to the P-st and gave himself up
to deputy fhrriff Kitzgeiald. He will
ive an examiua'ion befo'O Justice
Whc- kr to-
n jo i row.
The facts in the main are a slated
except that young Vickers' friends
cliimthat he was unnrmd and
instead of m iking any demonstration
he hir.rpd Aftirnhv nnf. fn li nt. hiin
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vicke.s was buried here to-dav. Mur
phy's 'ria' was postponed until to-nior-row.
M mp'iy U a'xvit 31 years of ;ige,
a n i'ive of Tenne.cee but has been on
i hi- o ast a ban; time. He has b on
um il qu te recently foreman in Col.
Hnrdi .-'s emp.ov, and was looked up.
nnasatru-tw. rthy reliable nisin, who
mindtd hi- own husit es. There a-c
three of the Viekers by, brothers to
the d. ceas-d, in this v.dle . Thevcaue
I think from the v-cinbyofTanyonville,
Lunulas countv. Tiu-y aro .spoken
,f a b-u.ir qu l'Miustri-us vfuug
"en. Th.-iv i-very 'it te cxci.tiMii
over the affair. 'J
N-tic i- heri bv giv n to I1 persons
i.i.i i ti
co c- r ed, tiiat ttie unuers'uiieu h s
cL,.,.., n. r.. n
IUIIII III L"U kJtiVLV. Ul '"' VJIilll'
romv . Adniinistra-or of the Estate of
0io Sclrndt deceased, late of Paid
Cou.nty IVI! a11 PHr"0l,s h:,.vin c,,,ims
n'ninst said e.-tate are lenum d to r rft-
ro the underfilled adminitrak)r at vs
residence in Priirie City in Slid Cou
I . if... i i . ii e
ty ana state, witnin six niontns rro.i
ber 5th. 1879.
N. W. THORNTON,
St. Pull Sciool
WALLA WALLA, W.T.
-A boarding and day cchnol for iiir s.
fSHjllE RT. REV. n. winTAR MORRIS, n. D.
1 Rector. Mss H. H. Garreton
Princital Tne F;ll term opens
September 4, 1879.
r l-;,ta; sxle anrl pTticulaw address
iUlss "m Garretson,
u v" im -
Boots and Shoes made and
Repaired to order
Clocks and Watches Cleaned and Re-
Scutler Colfax will lecture at the
Van Euren county, Iowa, fair this
laomnce k mm
Prairie City, - Oregon,
f tttttt Tiss-fr ttttttt
Would most respectfully an-
! have received a large stock of
SPRING & SUMMER
goods, and keep constantly on
hand a full line of choice fami
HEADY MADE CLOTHING,
HATS ai-d CAPS.
BOOTS ami SHOES,
CIGARS a...i TOBACCO.
We keep a large and well selected
stock of General Merchandise. Call
and see for yourselves.
Prairie City, July 3d. 1S79. nlStf.
Jules Le Bkitte takes pleas
ure in announcing to the peo
ple of this county that he has
removed his sleek of p;oods
across the square, in the room
Odd Fellow's Hall,
.Prairie City, Oregon, where he
has just received a full and well
selected stock of General Mer
chandise and Notions, and in
vites those wishing anything in
his line to call and see him.
Post Office is also at his new
J; i ES LE BRETTE.
Prairio Cry, July 3d, 1879. :il3tfv
JB-Evc y Ifoot nas a (ITJA11AN-
TKE STAMP inside, and the M -
chii t of wh m you buy them is author
ized to return your money if you are
i:otsati-ti'd w th the 13no's. If is
THE If EST
In t.he larkeb. Ask for it ;.ud take
HEOHT BROS. 3z CO.
"We carry the Largest Snek f Boots
and Shofs of all k n ls of any house in
Notice- ot Dissolution
Notice h h eby riven i Hi t the
I partnership heietoforr existi'tu ht.
. cA-ci'ii ) B. Fisk and W. 11. Kisk as
blacksmiths and .iwi.ers of the b'ack-
smi'h slnp at .lolin Day town in Grant
county, Orei!0". under the firm name
of D. B. Fisk & W. K. Fisk, was dis
solved by mutual consent on the 11th
day "f August, 1879.
AH persons knowing themselves in
debted' to the above firm are hereby
notified that unles' they call and sett'e
rheir aeconnts mi or bef'T'the 15th
dav of September, 1879, their accounts
will posi'ive'y be plae. d in tl e hands
of an titt- rney for immediate roll-c ion.
D. B. FISK,
la a month.. l-pago Scrap Look of the cream of
the World's Literaturo. Sinslo copy, 203.. or 52 per
yoar An Oil Chromo 01x20 inches) of " Yosemito
ValloT." price, 3. " Black Sheep." a l.CO book, in
paper bindinR: "Christian Oakley 0 Mjstake." a 81
oaok, in paper oindinc and a famplo copy of ""Wood's
HonjeholdWaazine" all post-paid, for only 30 oents
in moner, or in one-cent postage stamps. Agents
wsated. Mat liberal terms, bnt no hire sent frer.
lddre S. S.Teord, TrieransBandlnc, "r- York City
F. C. SELS,
PHIL. METSCHAN & CO.
Announce that they have just received a
juew and well assorted Stock of
Which They Offer Cheap For Cash Only.
Having bought for Cash we are prepared to sell our Goods
Cheaper than they were ever before ottered in
CilAllftlllYIIQII! CIIIIITIIYt. CIIRIIS'IICIIOI!S!t.
---f m-m 1
Our old Stock, together with our new, we will continue to
sell at COST PRICKS
PHIL, METSCHAN & Co.
Successors io M.S. IIEI.IiMAX.
Canyon City, July IS, 1879.
Main Street, Canyon City, Oregon,
W. EOWi: ED, M.
Having recently received a full and carefully selected stock
of Drugs, and Medicines 1 am fully prepared to (urnLsh every
thing usually kept in a First Class Prug llou-e, at reasonable
Prices. Also a lull Stock of the Standard Patent Medicines on
hand. Call, everybody, and see, and buy of my fresh goods.
J. W.IIOVVARl),L l, Proprietor.
DALLES AND BAKER CITY
Yaile & Co., Proprietors.
Depait from Can on (' ty for Tli
D.-.le and Baker C Daily.
Ai rives from the same pohts, Daily.
R. C. Williamson, Rup't.
AT THE POST OFF
Stationary. Spectacles and
Kyc Glasses, Candies, and Nuts.
Subscriptions taken, nt Publishers'
Rate?, for all the Leadinir Papers and
Magazines published in THE UNITED
STATES. A irent for Titus Er Jew-j
pier." Albany. Oregn. Watches Clean
ed and Repaired.
Canyon City. Ornn, Acri1 10, 1879
SNIDEIl & STEVENS,
DRY GOODS AM
BOOT AND SI 10 ES, GROCERIES,
HA KDWAUE, CIJOCKERY,
SUTLERS' GO IS
Of Every Description.
Grant County, Oregon.
Land Office at Dalles, Oregon,
August 17th, 1879.
Notice is bo'eby given thnt the fol
hwiniMi:iined settler has filed notice
of his intntit n to make final proof in
fupt.oit of his claim, and secure entry
thereon a' the expiration of thirty days
from ihe date of this notice, viz: Rich
ard Miscall, for the N. of N. V. ,V
N. E.-J Sec. 28. T. 12 S, R. 26 east,
and names the following as bis witnes:--e,
viz: EU Lester of Grant Comity.
Oregon,, and John W. Lewis, of Grant
20-24 L. COFFIN, Kogir.
D.. - -
w, 0 VERU-tT.
W. A JACBS
OYER HOLT & JACOBS,
Wagon Making & Carpentering.
Wakens and Sugies repaired at reas
onable rat93 Spo es, Erakebars, Ax
les, Felloes, Plow Ejams, Etc., for Sale.
Bnildiv.gand Jobbing prompt
ly attended to.
Doors, Sash, Etc.,
Constantly on hand and
mnde to order.
FROM "WHICH THE BITTERS
are made i iiMex'uan Herb, and U
indigr nnus only to a Hnall section of
Lower B.jaC lif'rnia.
It ha befit ued by the inhabitant of
Lower California for the last thirty
years a- a :' en 1
INVIGOItTOU OF TIIK SYSTEM,
A Great Remedy for
D:s-a.-e of K'dneysnnd B'addei!
Positive 'ure For Dyspepsia.
Fleckenstein & Mayer,
Sole A'ent- P"rt'a id Or-tion.
SplJTJ One Dollar and size, and not
JyllJU a 16k.nit, olid Gold Cable
Ring, made and sent by refurn mail by
CH S. ST. LOUIS,
tf Baker City, Oregon.
B F. Rogers, Proprietor,
Granite, Grant Connty, Oregon.
This hotel is supplied wifch
the best the market affords
and no pains will be spared to
make guests comfortable. The
Canyon City and Baker stages
st"p over night at this house.
Granite Creek, Aug. 30th 1879.