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VOL. 1. NO. 1C.
CANYON CUT, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 2G, 1879.
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C. Y. Parrhii.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Okeoon.
M. L. OLMST 10 AD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Ouecox,
Ceo. B. CrnKKV,
Canyon City, Ohegon.
Attorney at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. O. HORSLEY, M D.
GRADUATE OF THE UMVE'.tSITY OF I'ENN-
sylvania, April 8. 17
Canyon Ci'y. ' hgon.
Office in his Drug Store, Ma'n
Street Orders for Drugs nromt.lv filhid.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions aie sriet'v followed
J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Chant Co., Okecon.
0. M. DOBSOtf, H. D.,
E'rairio City, - Ogn..
N. H. BO LET.
3Z 25 3ST 37 X 3?.
SSrDental Rooms, Opposite tho Metbodiat
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. IIAZELTINE,
CANTON CITY, OREGON.
O 3XT "ST O KT CI T "52"
The best of Milk furnished to
She citizens of Canyon City ev
2ry mooring, by the gallon or
quart; at reasonable rates.
Carpknter and Wagon Makek.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
CJhairs, Paints, Glass, and
A Runaway Wife.
It is not every man who will take
the trouble to pursue a runaway wife.
It is not always that they am worth
pursuing. It is true that women some
times leave their husbands from per
fectly legitimate causes, but it is very
rarely that they do so in company with
another person. Rut an incident of
this description is related by a conduct
or of the Kansas Pacific Railroad as
occurring on his train, during a recent
run in the direction of Denver. A
couple were occupying a middle seat
in the ladies' car, having got on at a
way station. Probably attracted by
that invisible fascination which never
fails To bring about a contretemps, a
genleman in a rer car came in and
took a seat immediately behind the
amorous couple. There was a shock
of surprise as his eyes first fell upon
then), and a deathly pallor overspread
his countenance. But this was for an
instant only. Then a flush succeeded,
and a queer smile began to play
around the corners of his set, deter
mined lips. An hour passed. The
billing and cooing went on, and the
man was a patient and evidently an in
ter.'Stel litener. The people in the
. car bean to perceive that something
j unusual was roLnir -n. Perhans that!
sulnle sympathy which makes in ln
teroMcd in strange incidents h.-sd taken
buld of thorn ami had evoked
its influence. Anyway, thy looked
like people who were expecting
something unusual to happen. And
they were not (lis ippointed. The man
leaned forward with that j-trange, pe
culiar smile still hovering about his
lips, and raid.
beg pardon, but you do seem to
be njting ymusclves immensely.''
The lady arof-e with a stifled scre'im
d v.'iU'eliug round confronted the
wnh pallid face and great
like eves. Her corn-
panion was no less disconcemed. He
tto had risen 1 1 Ins feet, and stood un
easilv looking at the'-ur ruder, flushing
and piiling by turns.
"My C"d, it iuis come at last!" wail
ed the woman.
The stranger was cool and imperturb
able. "You did not exp'-ot to .ee me. did
youf and his fac took on a sneer that
was bitter j.i it- .-cni and contempt.
'IIcin-Mi knows 1 did nt!" exclaim
el the lady, from whose eyes the tears
had alreadv begun to trickle.
"Well, its nor. unusual People of
ten meet under peculiar circumstance-.
I suppose you are on your bridal tour."
The lady covered her face with her
hands and sank back into her seat.
She had already begun to sob hysteric
ally. The scene had 1 ecome sn thrill-!
ing as a tragedy to the spectat"rs in
the car. S une had begun view the
spectacle with scared faces. Others,
and they were the worst part of them,
appeared to enjoy the humiliat ng
"I happened along this way by mere
chance," continued the stranger. T
am going west to Loadvillc I thought
I would trT to do something for the
children, inasmuch as you have left
us. But I trust you will not let this
accidental mee'ing disturb your enjoy
ment." The woman was moaning in her
"I wish you all sorts of happiness,
and will no longer intrude upon you.
This, ladies and gentlemen," facing
around to the spectators with a sweep
ing wave of his hand, "is my runaway
wife and her lover. Thoy are very
nice people," and then turning away
he stalked back, leaving the guilty
couple alone in their humiliation and
shame. At the next 6tation the elop
ing pair left the train. Denver News.
Rev. N. Lee, an old resident of Polk
county, died on the evening of the 11th
at his home in Dallas.
From the Oregonian.
The new Monumental mill will be
running in a short time.
Hay in the vicinity of Pcrrydale is
suffering greatly from late rains.
The stumpage on some timber lands
in the vicinity of Astoria averages 100
A terrible storm raged on Clatsop
plains on last Friday. No very seri
ous damage has been reported.
Jack Spansel has bought the old
Proebstel store building in Weston for
$2-100 and will turn it into a breweiy.
A new trail from John Day settle
ment to Astoria passes through some
splendid land. It is a route over
which a wagon road can be readily
Engineer Thielsen is now making
examination of the route over the
Blue Mountains by Ruckle road, with
a view of ascertaining its practicability
for the proposed railway line.
Miss Lilly Jennings, on the 3d insr.
running down the steep path that leads
from her father's residence, in Oregon
City, to the wharf, overreached her
strength, and was forced to leap into
the Williamette river. The timely aid
j. .i i . p.
ii m:r M.-ior s;ieu ncr lroiu a waiery
John Wetherby, while trying to "cut
a caper" on horseback, at Centerville,
in Eastern Oregon, was thrown. His
horse kicked him in tho breast a few
times and in the face, knocking out
two teeth and spliting two of his dou
ble ones, and cutting a fearful gash in
Salem Stifemau: Last Sunday a
little son of Mr. Gosling, living near
Sugir Pine mills, was viciwuy at
tacked by a savage dog. The brute cut
a deep gash in the child's face over the
It ft eve. and knocking it down literal
ly tore the boy's left ear from his head.
The child though bully hurt will prob
About two weeks ago a Umatilla
county prisoner tore down tho flue
leading from his prison room and made
off. Tho deputy Sheriff made after
him and brought him back. The hole
was stopped, but on the Gth insr. the
same prisoner again opened it and
again escaped. The deputy .sheriff
again followed and cauirht him, and
this time proposes that he shall stay.
The teamer Anjnie Pas ton on her
last, trip down Snake river, Saturday
evening, duly (hh, caught undEr the
wire, rope of Central Ferry, tearing off
the smoke stack even with the deck,
smashing in the pilot house to some
extent, and doing some other damage.
This is the second accident of the
kind that has occurred on Snake river
within tiie iasc month, and the pro
prietor of the ferry will have to pay
about 290 damages.
Prom the Oregonian.
An earthquake shock shook up Vic
torians at 3:15 this morning. The
motion w.-is from east to west, the shock
lasting ten seconds. No damajre was
A oung fanner, named Robert
Johns, had his arm completely severed
from his body while using a reaping
machine in a field near town.
All the appurtenances intended for
the construction of the Canadian over
land telegraph line will be sold on the
Advicos from pcints in the interior
and in eastern portions of the state indi
cate that the storm of last evening wis
a verv severe one.
The damage to
crops will be very great
a number of houses vere blown dowli
and the whole country covered with
water. Crops Were leveled.
The exports of the province for the
quarter ending June 30th have reached
Cincinnati, July 12. At a meeting
of the common council last evening at
the suggestion of the health officer,
1G,000 was appropriated for placing
the city in the best possible sanitary
condition and to fill in all outlying
ponds liable to breed miasma and cause
Cairo, III., July 12. The fateamer
City of Helena, from Yicksburg, was
not allowed to land last night. Quar
antine regulations will be enforced
against all steamers and trains from
Memphis in accordance with resolu
tions adopted by the board of health.
The crop propects in the neighbor
ing State of Oregon are better than
they have been for many years. The
grain yield will be immense. Oregon
has a promising future, and with the
certainty of additional railroad enter
prises being undertaken soon within
her borders, it is reasonable to predict
that her population will be doubled
within the coming five years. Ava
lanche. Although a printer maybe sitting
all day, yet in his own way he is a
great traveler, or at least his hand is,
as we shall prove. A printer will si-t
S000 ems a day, or about 24,000 let
ters. The dit: nee fiavcled over by
his hand will average one foot per let
ter, and of course returning makes two
feet for every letter he sets. This
would make each day 48,000 feet,
or a little more than nine miles;
Mid in the course of a year, leaving out
Sundays, that member travels about
8000 ml'e. This does not include the
distance his hand travels iiu dis'ribu
Abuit two weeks ago Mr. Owen,
who has been carrying the mail be
tween r"lo-euce and Gardner, was driv
ing horses when the animal he was
riding threw him on the pommel of the
saddle. He complained at several
times that his side pained him, but
thinking it was nothing serious contin
ued to carry the mail until Sunday,
the 18 ultimo. When he came from
Gardiner on that day he complained of
being sick, and Mr. D. Morse, Sr., ad
vised him to lie down, while Mr. Myer
prepared some medicine, but before the
medicine was ready Owen was attack
ed with spams and died before a physi
cian could be called.
The Boss Crop.
From the Inland Empire, July 12th.
J f ever there was a doubt concerning
the success of agriculture in the rich
and picturesque valley of theColumbia
river, the appeirancc of the grain fields
about Walla Walla this summer is
calculated to put an end to all conject
ure. List Wednesday week wc drove
out with a party of gentlemen in an ele
gant rockaway behind a pair of spank
ing bays, leaving the Queen City at
8:30 in the morning. It was nearly 5
in the afternoon ere we reached the cool
colociades of poplars in which the city
is nestled: and all that time we were
among fields of waving grain.
The uplands produce the finest
grain, not only in weight but in the
number of bushels to the acre. It was
a sight never to be forgotten, the ears
of wheat waiting the sickle of some
rustic Ruth, and waving in the balmy
breeze like ocean billows. In all that
vast grain garden, through which it
took us all of eight hours to drive, we
saw not a single field whi h would cut
less than 32 bushels to the acre, and
from that to 50 bushels!
This distances anything we have
seen in a residence of 26 yeaas on the
Prcific coast. The vicinity of Chico
in California was always our pet locali
ty for big wheat in past years, but
there is as good land as the Chico belt
for a hundred miles above Walla
Walla. There is no flattery in call
ing it the boss crop. List year, -with
less than 70 per centum of an average
crop, the boats brought down 21,820
tons of wheat and flour from Wallu
la alone. This ye r there is an in
crease of acreage sufficient to justify
the belief that, with the augmented
product of these fields, the export
from Walla Walla will not fall short of
There is no good reason why Wasco
county should fall far behind Walla
Walla. Granting that our lands are
less fertile, which is by no means clear
ly proven, our closer proximity to mar
ket should make grain farming here
equally profitable. In our county,
within twenty miles of the main ar
tery of the Pacific slope the Columbia
river can be had 70,000 acrs of land
capable of ptoducing an average of
thirty bushels to the acre. These are
to be had either by preemtion, home
stead or purchase from the Military
Wagon Road Co. There are no Mex
ican land grants to be revived by
scheming speculators, that the tiller of
the soil may be despoiled of the fruits
of his labor.
It cannot always be dull times ir
this section. Five years hence every
hill between here 'and Tygh valley will
wear an emerald hue with the sprout
ing wheat. Our grain will go to feed
the famished poor of the Old World,
and bid them save their earnings that
they may come among us and partici
pate in the many blessings which we
Moue "Good Indians." On Mon
day of this week a party of eighteen.
Indians made their appearance at tho
old Leonard bridge on John Day river,
kept by James N. Clark, who was, as
is well kuown to most of our readers,
a hard lighter in last year's war. The
redskins hate him for it, and would
doubtless relish a sly shot at him.
These eighteen rascals grew very saucy
and abusive, but were finaly persuaded
to go away. Six of them were Uma
tillas and the rest of them were from
the Warm Springs reservation. Now
why, we ask, cannot better care be
taken of these red scamps'? They have
no business off their reservation and
Capt. Smith knows it. Empire.
Disappeared. Judge F. C. Sels, of
Canyon City, arrived here last) night
in search of G. C. Saur, who left The
Dalles for this city on the 6th or 7th of
May and has not been heard from
since. Sauer was formerly a traveling
agent for an eastern agricultural house,
aud latterly has been taking orders for
farming implements at Canyon City.
Sauer left Canyon City early in April,
and rode horseback to The Dalles,
making collections on the way, and
paid over his collections to parties at
The Dallies. He has not absconded,
as he had only $75 about him when he
left. He has a wife and one child
at Canyon City. They left on the last
trip of the State of California for San
Francisco. Sauer has always borne a
good reputation, and Judge Sels fears
that he has been fouly dealt with. Or
The Mountaineer says: Sta
tistics go to show the quantity
of wool raised in Oregon has
increased 750 per cent, in the
last eight years, and as it is
reasonable to suppose the -ame
increase will follow in the next
ten years, the production of
wool will amount to nearly
59,000,000 pounds, or 29,500
tons. This amount of wool at
only 15 cents per pound, would
make the sum oi 8,850,000.
Columbus, O., July 15. In
the trotting race to-day Pow
ers made a mile in 2:144.