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ONLY PAPER IN GRANT COUNXY.
Official Paper For Grant County.
0 inyon City, Saturday July 5, 1870-
P. H. Shepherd, Editor
Hia Indians on the Umatilla
reservation who have agreed
to take land claims and remain
in accordance with the agree
ment made at Washington are
wife and daughter Emma,
Queen and daughter, Pootsy,
gtlwap and Wi-li-tas.
Cayuses Ho w 1 i sh-warn p o ,
Twal-ka-tunine, wife and son
Joe, Took-ti-yune and wife,
Annie and two children, Peo-
peo tow-e-ash, wife and three
tas and wife Annie.
Walla Wallas Susan and
orphan boy Charlie, Teresa,
Einas, Chelalas, Tip-e-a-kin
and about 100 others.
Umapine, wife, daughter
and son will leave.
Chief Homlie and some of
the other leading men appear
to be disposed to back down
from the agreement. At the
recent council they seemed to
desire to make some other
propsition to the department.
It is thought, however, that
the matter will be amicably
adjusted and all content save
a few of the young men, who
will finally yield to the action
of the older ones. Boise Dem
The Emnire savs. Col. Laner
showed us a telegram from,
Denny, Rice & Co., of Boston,
to the effect that Eastern Or
egon wool is quoted in that
market at 27 to 28 cents a
pound. The expense of ship
ment to Boston including the
freight, insurance, drayage and
commission is about six cents
per pound, therefore the wool
should be worth 21 to 22 cents
here. It would pay the sheep
growers of this county to or
ganize here a wool exchange,
where they could be in daily
receipt of telegrams from the
principal Anerican markets, at
less expense than they are
now paying for tobacco. They
will not only get larger prices
for their wool but will become,
by constant interchange of sen
timent, better men of business.
San Francisco, June 19 A
dispatch from Lewiston, Idaho,
June 18, says General Howard
and Governor Ferry held a
final council at Spokane tails
with Moses, Spokane Geary
and Smokhalla. The latter re
nounces his dreamer theories
and will go onto the reserva
tion. Everything in the In
diin country is now satisfacto
Several parlies of engineer are now
jn the field in this region. One party
under II. B. Thielsen is eDgaged
in making the surveys for a route
from this city to Snake Kiver at
the mounth of Tukanon; another party
under Wm. H. Kennedy has gone to
survey a route from Texas Ferry up
Alkali flnt, through the palouse coun
try to the Spokane River, striking that
stream high up; another party under
P. G. Eu.itwick h;is been busy locattn
a line from the mouth of Snake River
to Umatilla landing; another party will
start from this city on Monday under
charge of A. H. S mmons to try to find
a rouie from here over the Blue Moun
tain?. Mr. Simmons proposes to enss
the mountains by running up the south
fork of the Walla Walla river. All
indications point to making Walla
Walla the center of the railroad ays.
tern. W. W. Union.
Letter From Baker City.
Editor News: I am sure it will
nt be uninteresting t3 yourself, aid
trust it will not be to your rtader-, to
receive a short letter from this, ymr
former home, and at present the largest
urbn population of Kas'rn Oregon.
Baker City is alive aiain, having
wakened t" the interest of the sum
iner trade and travel. Stoes are open
ed early, do a brisk I usiness in receiv
ing and selling, and continue until
Lite at night Shops are all open; and
saddler sew and sell; the "Cosmopoli
tan," with its genial landlord, and all
his town contemporaries, ate iwr ready
to welcome the coming and going pub
lic .to their hospitalities; and lastly,
our eight saloons are grinding away in
tkrir peeuliar way, day and night, the
result of which olus was been to
long felt in Baker City.
The old friends sire all on fot again,
though some of them, lately, have bren
subjected to the ordeal of-'bad colds,"
Our summer has ben a cold season
thus far, and yet it rains, yet this will
be the tide of fortune to this country in
generd. Good crops of grain for the
sower; grass fur the grazer; and abund
ance of water for the miner a tide of
Jornme! yes, ani we nie 10 fo tftle it
at the rising and move on to success.
Our town is being considerably im-provt-d
this summer. The street ate
much lilted up by this grading, and we
have bade farewell to mud and water.
The best fea'ure of chanue that we
have realizidv is of a moral :. attire.
These are the forces that build the
foundations of success; those of char
acter. We have a Blue Ribbon Club now
organized and at work. Thi' premis
es to do a good work in the tempo ance
from the wajs -f rovelry, to "se.-k the
old paths." What town needs this
more thau Baker? Let all the friends
of temperance pray for us nd help us
on to SUCCf ss.
And now sir, I want you to come
over and sea hovv we are enjoying our
Sunday-school now! We had a gO'd
pic-nic and conci tt on the 1-t of Jun1,
and now arc greatly enc ur-ged Our
Cingregatio s are large as usujI. The
Lord is biasing Hs pe p e!
Lastly, we enjoy the reading of your
genial little paper among u.-t. God's
blessing be up n it!
Baker City, June 25th, 1879.
G. W. K.
FEOM WASCO COUNTY.
Mitchel, June 22nd, 1879.
Eeitor News: Noting in your pa
per of recent date letteis from Scrib
bler, Baby Mine and otheis, the idea
seized me that a few lines concerning
our rathe isolated "dtestrict," might
not be unwelcome, and further-more,
we do do not wish you t) remain in
ignorance of our existence, as without
our aid at certain season-1, our cout.ty
officers would be much worse off in
a pecuniary point of view.
The crops and gardens, (never-failing
topics of discusion with the couu
try correspondent), are, as a general
thing, looking well in our locality, de
spite the late, cold sprinir, and such
weather as there has been! As my
feeble pen is utterly inadequate to the
task, I will not attempt to describe
what our portion of it resembled, but
will merely remark that our oldest
settlers say that they never witnessed
such a season before. Yer tha loss of
stock was not heavy, and it is doing
well now, the grass Devcr having been
better since '60.
No more at preseDt, but if accepta
ble will writo more anon.
The transfer of the stock of
the 0. S. N. Co. to Jay Gould
& Co. will, we are Informed,
take place on the 1st of July.
Gould has purchased four-fifths
of the stock, paying therefor
$5,000,000, and also purchased
six-sevenths interest in the
Walla Walla Railroad. Dr.
Baker will retain one-seventh.
It has been said that a portion
of the contract is that the old
stock-holders shall also receive
he net profits for one year.
Prom the Portland Standard.
To thos" who have observed the pro
gress of deve'optnents of the Moon
mental mine the fallowing letter will b
f interest The letter w-s not wrtte
'or pubdeation, but- as tpiany of o
adcrs have invested in the. enterpriM
e cheerfully make space for any inf
mation concerning it which we know .s
Monumental Mime, Grant Co., Oun.
June 19, 1879.
Mr. A. J. Knott:
Bear Sir According to promise, I
write you a, few lines and give yon my
opinion of this country and the Monu
mental Mine. I have been all through
the mine, and was surprised to see the
magnitude f.ts developments and rich
ness. The veins vary in width.
Ledge No. three is my favorite; it is
from one to four and one-half feet wide
with three feet of solid quartz, ruby
and antiriionial silver ore. The only
way for a man to get a correct idei of
the mine is to see it. I am satisfied
that it is an immese property and that
every one connected with it will make
money out of it. Ledge No. 13 is tim
bered up so that I eou'd not see much
of it. No. 16 you can see the whole
vein, the whole length of the drift;
you can walk through the drift and
look under the vein as they hare ta
ken out the ore in the drift and left it
exposed; h.rd solid quartz the whole
length. You can see No. 13 in many
phces enough to satisfy y..u that the
uiaWiil is there. I have 35 men to
bok afer most of the time. cattered
considerably, getting out tim r-,
L-rading f mn lati ns fr rh mill. n,a.
kjiir nals. coil pit-, etc., aid it ko'ip.s
me moving. I like th; contrvund
mn sit sfie 1 vo i will nh.
Unite are ouir z ed-t;
( u ir z ioa-e everywne e
around, an 1 I have n douitr this will
be one of the richest cantos ever ;Hs-
m. ..,,.1 7 ...III
wui:u. u win s art iramm.ti in
about a week; the grading wili then bi-
finished in a f-w das: h;vv do a
pile of wot k the nasi f0 wm-ks. T -r
ate abiut twenty buildings all full, so
you can judg. that t ten- is s n-tir
arouud here; w II ty an 1 tind a p .ee
for you when y.u come. Yurs re
spectfu ly, W. L Smith.
ihe mi ling machinery for the n.ine
recently arrived from San Frm-iuo
and is now being f Twarded from te
Dalles and Umatilla. Every king
connect d with the enterprise is bein"
pushed forward with vior.
WHO PEEES TJI3 VAT YOU
CALLS O LOCAL EDITORS?
The other day a saloon-keeper fr in
ver the Rhine cnine running down
s reet in consi-ierabh; aj p-r. nt excite
ment, and stopping in front of an
"Who pec di vat you calls de local
Says the officer: "They pick up
items, dead head into shows, etc."
"Pick up items? I dink so! Is sixty
tollar items; "is a gold vatck items,
He was asked to explain what he
meant ly that, and told the following:
"LW nite I van sidding in minn
peer saloou drinken peer mit mine
frjnds all de vile, und in gomes such a
nice yung shindlemens as r.ever vas
already; und he aks me poud dat rouw
vat some tam'd roudys vantz to kick
out of mine house laa' nite. I aks him
vat pissenes he vas to dat rouw py
shure. Und he says he pess local ed
itors und reports dent in de baber;
he dakt'B out a she- pshin bencil and a
lead pook, und mine boarders gets
around him und dells him all dings
vat I recollects, und den he drink-1 a
glass p' bi er vat ho don't let him-elf
pay for, py tarn; und den he gose out,
und I don't sees him agin, all de vile.
Den one of mine boarders find himself
stolen avay from his gold vatch; und
my nabor Schmidt found sixty tollar
vot he hadn't got, py tarn. De nex'
dime some nice yung shentlemens
gomes in to mine peer saloon und says
he pees local editors, py tam he d.n't
W. R. Dunbai, P. G. W. C.T.,1
going to marry a Silvertn girl, and
they will go to house-k. eping on their
farm at Goldendale, Klickitat county,
LAMB k SIEAI1L
Prairie City, Oregon,
ttttttt Tgr ttttttt
Would most respectfully an
nounce to the Public that they
have received a large stock of
SPRING & SUMMER
goods, and keep constantly on
hand a full line of choice fami
READY MADE CLOTHING,
HATS and CAPS,
BOOTS and SHOM
CIGARS and TOBACCO,
We keep a large and -well selected
stock of General Merchandise. Call
and see for yourselves.
Prairie City, July 3d. 1879. n!3tf.
Jn.Es Le I)Uitte takes pleas
ure in i qui icing to the peo
ple of this county that he has
lemove:! his stock of goods
aeio-s the square, in the room
Odd Fellow's Hall,
Prairie City, Oregon, where he
has just received a full and well
selected stok of General Mer
cliai dise and Notions, and in
vites tho.se wishing anything in
his line to call and see him.
Post Office is also at his new
JU ES LT2 BRETTE.
Prairie Cty, July 3d, 1S79. al3t.
BV VIRTUE OF AH EXECUTION issued
hy the le'k f 'he Circuit Court ol t!e
S a'f i f Orfon iur Grunt (Vunty and
to ni1 dir ct'd, nn 'he 14th ay i-f
June, 1879, 'o ati-fy the sum of Eive
llundn-d und t-irty-ix Dollars .'md
Ht't'.-S'x cents (S53G 50) due on aJudi
inent rMidercn hy stid Court on the
11th day of February, 1S79, for thf
-utn of Six II nri'd and rlnr'y-six dol-lir-?
and fif'y-six cents ($G36 56) in
f'tvor of II. Eleckenstine and S. Juiius
Mnyer, plaintiff-, and atrainsc M. S'ea
vtn, defendant, and inteivst nn said
SG36 56 from the 1 1th day of Febru
ary. 1879, until the 12th day of May,
1879, and interest from the 12th day
of May, 1879, on the sum of S536 5G,
at the rate of one pu cent per month
and fur the further sum of Forty-five
dollars and ihty cents ($45 80) costs
and all accruing costf, I have levied
upon the following descri bed prope ty
of the above named defendant, to-wit:
One Saloon Builinr, one Butcher
Shop, ne Slaughter House and one
Pasture right and the fence surrounding
the same, All of said propetty bt-ing
situated at Independence, Grant Coun
ty, Oregon. Now therefore pursuant
to the Judgment in paid action and by
virtue of said cxecu'ion on
Thursday the 31st day of July.
1879, at the Court House door in Can
yon City, Grant County, Oregon, at
the hour of one o'clock, P, M, of said
day I will sell the above described
property at Public Auc'ion for cash in
hand to the highest and best bidder to
satisfy the said sum of 8536 56, with
interest s above stated and for costs
and acjruinjr costs.
JOHN J. "WASH,
Sheriff of Grant County,
By Robert Lockwood, Deputy.
Dated this 23d day of June, 1879.
ADA MS & CRAWFORD
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS;
Heal Estate & Collecting Agents
Baker City, Oregon.
Will Practice in all Courts of the
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned haa been appointed aaV
mil istra'or of the Estate ot Caleb Ran
deceased, late of Grant County, Oregon.
A '1 persons having claim? against said
Es'ate are required to present the Fame,
with the proper vouchers, to the un-dersigt-ed
ot John Dnytown, or to C.
W. Parrish Attorney for said Estate at
Canyon City, in said County, -within
six months from the datt hereof. Dated
June 14th, 1879. nlOnH
Dissolution of "Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the Co
partnership heretofore Existing
and doinu business in Grant County,.
Oregon, in the firm name of Poindext t
& Clark has this day been dissolved.
All persons itidehtod to paid firm will
please call and settle without unneces
sary delay. W. H Clark will continue
BtMness at the old st nd, and the col
lection of outstanding dues and settle
ment of Copartnership Business wili be
conducted with pronrptess and dis
patch. Dated June 12th 1879.
W. H. CLARK,
T. W. POINDEXTER
Whereas nt a trm of the County
Court -f Grant Count v, Oregon,
Mtring in proha'o on the 11th day of
June. 1879, the mdesiirn'd, H. C.
Jarrel, was duly app dnted administra
tor of the E-tate of John E Adams
deceased, who died ine-tate in said
conntv. Now t erfnn all persons off.
inc th esta'e of said dec a or all
pi'rsonw haiiiL' claims agauist 'tie s-ino
an? heieby required fr present the same
in dun :md !el fotm to me, the said
administrator, within s?x m -nths fom
the da e hereof at uy residence at John
May City, Grant Couivy, Or jion.
Canvon Ciy, Grant County. O'vjron,
June 13th, 1879. A. C. JARRELL,
Admini-tra or of the Estate of John E
Adams, deceased. n!0nl4.
In the matter of the Estate
Moore dc( eased:
The undersigned Administrator of tho
K-tate of Ira Moore, deceased, having
filed in the Couuv I'ouitof the Jtatc
of Oregon, lor the County of Grant, his.
fund ? ccoiuv of his admit'istr.iti-.n on
said estate, No ice i hereby given to
all persons ioteres'ed in aid estate to
he and appear in said cout at the court
house in Cam on Cit , Grant Count;,.
St te of Oreg n, -n tie 14th day of
July, A. D.. 1879, at the hour of 11.
o'clock, A. jI , thn and thereto show
eaue why said account should nor bo
approved, the administration closed 'nd
the administrator discharged . ami his.
F. 0. IIOKSLEV,
rill nl 5 Adminisrator.
STS4.MSAvV MILL OP'
W. S. SOUTHWORTH.
HAYIN'G put my Mill in
good repair I now offer for sale
all kinds of BuiLDinG and FEn
cinG Lumber, at prices that
Grain, Stock and a limited
amount of Vegetables taken,
in exchange for Lumber.
Give me a call before pur
W.S. S0UTH1Y0BTH, Proprietor.
The cheapes t place to "buy
PA J NTS, OILS,
And WALL PAPER
Is at Sam. Sired's, opDosite
the M. E. Church, Canyon.
City. Oregon. :nl2tt.