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Grant Coitj lets
Saturday Morning, Aug. 2, 1879
Notice. Simple announcements of
births, marriages and deaths, will be
inserted without charge. Obituary no
tices will be charged lor jiccoijoMng to
CANYON CITY LODGE, NO. 34,
A. F. and A. M., holds its regular
c t i. i r ii
lnir Of or next. nrfP.PPfl nnr tliP fil l mnnn
in e.ch month, at seven and half o'clock
HOB A II LODGE, No. 22. I. 0. O.
F., meets every Thursday evening
:it thoir Lodge lit mm in Tanvon City.
Visiting brothers sire invited to attend.
By OrdiT of N. G.
Cabby the News to Many: The
East Oregoniau copies our reward no
tice and then adds the following:
"Correct, and wj will now give no
lice that anyone caught cutting or de-!
facing any poster print-d at this office
will be prosecuted to the full extent of
thel .w, under the tirle of malicious
iniurv to nerson.il nronertv " I
.i . i i
We hope to see tin t'me when every
paper in the state will ''follow suit,"
thru people will gir. job work done j
knowing that it will he projected by j
the pre?:s. !
Tuorr IMSHINC Since the fishing yOU jt is strange it is marvelous,
sa-on lms opened our fishermen have wonder so tmeomraon an event
been speculating upon the b.-st places should give you food for editoiial bill
to hMi. Some think Be-ir Valley a imte for months. Curse Bir.ehnrt,
,"0(1 place, others think rh- lake about , ve ,llan tf iiinrti:il fame and civic hon-
North Fork, a botfer p'ac. and some
Indian Crek. But. .since tin; E;ist
Oregonian was received at this pi ice.
and in which was a notice about a "pe
culiar stream'' in which snnie one had
been fishing -for trout, several of our
enterprising fishermen lnvc aboit de
termined t g over i;it' Crand llonde
to see if they can rateh some of the
trout. We opine, however, that the
b ys may iind peculiar (rout instead of
a peculiar stream.'
Mb. Geo. Kicdex and Mr. Hnlpii
baclc, from the Malheur Agency, called
in last Saturday. They were in for the
purpose of taking a Pitt's separator our
t- the Bserva'ion. They s y that the
crop on the form are excellent, that
the oas will aenge. about fifty hush
vis to the acre, and the wheat thirty
live or forty bu-hels. No Indians are
there as yet.
Boys Look Out: A gentleman told
ns the other day that the boys were ,
bathing in the creek opposite some of
the house" om Main street and that com
plaint was liable to be m ule about it.
We hope a wrd to the wise will be !
Miffici.n. Go up the creek about a j
mile furthfr, by.s, we hate to see you j
tet into trouble.
List of Letteiis remaining in fhcJ
Post fiice at Canyon City, Aug. Ut
David Gnrmnn, Emile Saner, Mich
ael Huck, J. "V. Jackson, Jus. K.
Klein, J. Platte, W. Quick, John
Ward. E. Hall, P. M.
Mr. W. S. McMekn, from Prine
ville, has been in our city several davs.
He reports grass never btfter in the
Ochoco country than now. He is in
the sheep buines and says his sheep
are doing well. Of cour-e he subscrib
ed for the News.
Ixawhide Brown drove rhe longest!
freight team last week, that ever cross
ed the Blue Mountains eighteen
mules and five
The editor of the Portland Beo, who
seems to have discovered some resem
blance between Frank Parker and Gen.
Lamerick, thinks Frank will fight.
What o lasting impression a sound
rawhiding does make on some people.
It has been many years since the Bee
man has seeo Lamerick, yet lie has
not forgotten him.
For Conference. Rev. Ilawn
took his departure for Conference on
last Sunday afternoon.
Rev. A. Eads and wife started
Conference on Thursday lai.
f 11171 One Dollar and sifce, and not
JJIillJJ a 16 karat, Solid Gold Cable
llm". made and sent by return mail by
CHAS. ST. LOUIS,
tf Baker City, Oregon.
Babbitt Metal. We have about
100 pounds of the best kind of babbitt
metal which we will sell fcr 40 cts. per
pound, if sold soon. We intend soon
to send for some new type amd cannot
do so until we dispose of this babbitt
metal. Mill men wiil please take no
tice. Fon Sale. Any person desiring to
' lu"WA,'r" J 1 n
! purchase a No. 1 milch cow will do
i well to call on John Phillip, of this
city. He has about 30 head of good
cows that, he will sell reasonable. Go
and see them. tf
"The manngement of Indian affairs
on this coast is a scandalous chapter
that needs vontihition." Walla Walla
The scandalous fact that inspires the
above and similar assertions o plenti
fully indulged in by the editor of the j
j above named paper, is that the agent
at 1,10 Alaineur Jnuian Aiicncy iorceu
that oditor 10 Vl' 805 75 tllHfc lfl ow"
Now jig-a-deer Brindh. C .lonel or
j'nmk tou'ker will you please
ventilate 'i Let the world know exactly
how so extraordinary an event was
There are numerous
persons, not disinterested, who desire
to k'10W how an Indian agent, or any
. otJier man, could get S6.1 7-r out of
ors. Swear at him ! y night and' slan
der him by day; for who but he has
ever before compelled you to ttste the
very dregs of huruilbition in the pay
ment of that which thou owed.
Du. F. C. Hoksley informed us a
few day ago that a Chimman had had
the luck to get caved on in the placer
mine of Mr. Stmuel Hillis.
Foil G ran itu Cukkk. Mr. Phil.
Mesch;n, Ned Turk, Henry Ritzer
ami Sergeant Piper started fur Granite
Creek n last Thursday morning to visit
the Monumental and other mines in
Ti'E new potoffice buiiding is rapid
idly neirin completion. Ovciholt &
Jacobs are the contractors and they
always put tilings through in double
Li'MUsa f r the John Day school
house h-is been par'id'y delivered on
(he. ground, and the buil ling will foon
lie under way.
The Dunrcz show company will
give an entertainment in fchh eitv on
r .. rj.it
next Wednesday evening, fur the oene-
fit of the cchooi.
liOHT. N ekok, J. J. Wash and Dr.
Trowbridge have returned from their
prospecting tour, but they failed to
And the ''rich ledge."
J. J. 1oberts returned fr.im Grande
Ronde Valley on last Thursday with a
load of flour. He lms our thanks for
the present of a fine ham.
James Komnson has been sick for
several days past. We hope to see
him out again soo.
Sergeant Piper, of the Comissary
Dept. at Camp Harney, made us a very
pleasant call last Monday. Cull again,
Messrs. Norton. Edwards and oth-
jers arrived in this city from Granite
! Creek on last Wednesday eve. and ou
Thursiay proceeded up Canyon Creek
j about five mile on a prospecting trip.
Qy 0U11 me ledges, but not good
enough to pay to open.
PcospECTons. Robt. Neece, John
Miller and one or two others packed
their animals on Thursday afternoon
and set out on a prospecting tour up
Canyon Creek. They informed us that
they would go to the head of the creek.
We hope the boys will strike it rich.
A Kew school house is almost com
pleted at Camp Harney, on the Selvies
river. The directors talk of employing
a young physician, who is prospecting
j in that country. t0 teach the scholars.
The stereotyped feditor of the Walla
Walla Statesman says Ave "were so
frigh?cntdat what we said of him, that
we tried to keep him from knowing it
by not sending a paper to him that
weelr." His namR now appears in the
News for the first time, hence we could
not bt-afraid he would see something we
did not say. If he did not see a copy
of our paper it was because we "run
short" on account of new subscribers,
and as we had not received a copy of
the Statesman, would naturally cut it
off. But why have we not received a
copy of the Statesman 1 He must have
been afraid Major llinehart would see
what he was misstating about him.
The Daily Bee has also suspended
sending us a copy of their paper. Are
they afraid too? By the action of
these two papers it will show to the
other journals thjit the managing edi-
tors are simDlv colts. The fact of the
whole business is that there is some
thing back of all this, and simply be
cause we said that Maj. llinehart was
only doing his duty, these two back"
biters assault the News wiihout
Mr. Sam Parrisii spent several
days in our city last week and this.
He says that everything at Granite
Croek is on the go ahead, and they ex-
! pect to have a lively camp there this
fall. Piich leads are being sti tick every
day and all feel confident tint the
camp is bound to be one of the best on
the coast. He says that the mill will
soon be up and then something defi
nate can be told as to how the mines
there will pay. He returned on the
stage last Friday morning.
The best way to go to the East is via
the Baker City and Dalles Stage line
to this place where it connects with
the Canyon City and McPcrmitt line.
The fare from The Dalles to Wiime
mucca by these two lines is SG2 50,
and it takes nine days to make the trip.
The fare from Baker to Wimiciuucca
by these two routes is 847 50, and it
lakes eight days to make the trip.
Called. Dr. O. M. Dodson made
us a brief call yesterday. The Doc
tor looks pleased as he is now a mar
ried man and has cast the cares of
courtship overboard. He says he will
preb-ibly go to housekeeping next
Married. By a private letter re
ceived in this city wq learn that the
Rev. 0. W. Kennedy was married to
Miss Belle Small on the 81st of July.
Both of Baker City. Thcv hnve our
best wishes for a long an I happy life.
Miss Stella Bliss, from Ft. Sum
ter, spent several days in this place last
week. She returued home a ftw days
The Ladies' Sewing Society will meet
at the residence of Mr. S. IT. Shep
herd on next Thursday afternoon.
Mr. M. Carry, of Mt. Vernon, has
sold his farm and will remove to the
Willamette Valley in a few day.
Notice of Equalization.
Notice is heieby given that the
Roard of Equalization for Grant Coun
ty. Stae of Oregon, will meet at the
ollice of the County Clerk at Canyon
City, in said county, on the 25th day
of August, at 10 o'clock, A. M. of
said day and Publicly Examine the
Assessment Roll of said county for
the year 1879, and will correct all
errors in description and valuation, if
property, if any there bp.
J. 13. JOHNSON, Assessor.
Chicago, July 25, Sleepy
Tom won the deciding heat in
the pacing race to-day; time,
2:121, the fastest on record.
Mattie Hunt, who started a
length and a half behind him,
came under the wire in 2:13.
Sub-Treasurer Sherman took
in $21,000 one day in exchange
for full legal tender money.
Chinamen are turning in half
dollars lor silver certificates
which they use in payment of
duties. The absorption of so
much money from the chan
nels of circulation renders de
fective coins more prominent
FriKsds'? The double-distilled bas
tard AY ho tries to edit the Walla Wal
la Breech Clout, infoims the public of
Walla Walla City that he has hosts of
-'frieods" in Grant county. Well, now,
if that isn't cheeky. The people of
Walla Walla wiil b.-glad to hi-ax that ho
has friends some place. But echo an
swerSjWherc, oh, where?
Two dashing young Piute bucks with
red 8ashesar..und iheir waist, and hats
adorned with feitheis, drove a band of
ponies through town last cveniig at a
break-neck speed. The ponies sueui to
to be a different species of horse-flesh
from what is generally seen in the coun
try. They are much smaller thau or
dinary horse5, American or Spanish, and
the questio- is asked, Where did the
Indians get them?" The Piutes had no
horses of any kind before the whites
came to California. In early days when
gold seekers crossed the plains, some of
their horses were stolen; and can it be
possible that the breed, under savage
training, has degenerated in twenty
five or thirty years from the large-sized
American horse to the inferior Indian
pony? Silver State.
Mrs. Durmiw.'i v was burned
in ettigy at Jacksonville, Ogn.,
recently because she publish
ed a slanderous biter in her
paper, the New Northwest,
concerning several of Jackson
A correspond: nt of the Salt Lake
Tribune writing fiom Eagle Rock says:
"Things are dull and pr"sy, except
the bustle s?ir created by perons
pulling down their buildings prepara
tory to our noxt move. The road was
Soished to Camas Greek on the loth,
and in consequence thereof the little
town of Eagle Rock will be deserted
for the above place. Many have al
ready taken up their abode in Camas,
and some talk of going straight
through to the mouth of Reaver Can
yon, which is to be our next shopping
place. We will not stop at Camas
more than i'nur weeks, and many,
having their eyes open to economy,
think it Avi.se to jump Camas and stop
in Heaver Canyon, as we will, Ithiuk,
be quartered there lor the winter."
A. J. Cochiau's little boy, while
playing with matches, set fire to his
father's house on Willi I force creek,
and burned it to the ground with all
its contents. Los, SI 200. The citi
zens of Pendleton Mibscribcd S100 to
help the needy family.
CANY OK" CITY & McDERMITT
Is now running Buck-boards on tho above
Line; with good stock.
Departs fr-im Canyon City on Monday, Tbur9
day, and Sa'urday, of each week.
Arrivea'at" Canyon City on Sunday, Wed
nesday, and Friday, of each week.
MOKE HEAD & CLEAVER
Minufaoturera and dealers in Flour, of the
Bost Brand, Graham Flour, Corn Meal
Shorts, Bran and Feed. For a
OF FLOUR, go to tho Strawberry Mills.
Theso Mills aro locatod in Strawberry valley,
jn tho upper John Day valley, Grant couoty.
j2r Accommodation a specialty. Reason
able prices. Give us a call.vt
A Eton Hoacli e ne y-
Would most respectfully announood to his
Fnands in JOHN DAY VALLEY and outside
Camps that be has started in Business recent
ly on his own book in
3" ohn -Dar City
where h will keep constantly on band the very
of every thing that is wantod in a Country
Store. He has no font to pay, no Clorke
hire; consequently ha can sell as low as any
older establisbei merchant in Grant Ccaotr. I
U. Biesen. N. RutiaoN-
Canton City, OrecIon,
BIESEN fcHlTLISON, - - Proprietor
Beg leave to iof.rm thair frienJi
Arid tho Public Qonorziily
That they oan bo found at the
And aro alwitwa ready to furnish g"od
AT MODERATE PRICKS.
Tho undersigned takes pleasuro in announc
ing to tho general public that tbey have open
ed a FIRST CLASS HOTEL in the building
known as The Golden Eagle,
Canyon City, - - - - Oregon,-
"Where you can find the
North of Portland,
Are all now, and tbe rooms baro been furnish'
ed DRW throughout.
Board, 55. per week; $1. per day
Meals, 50 cen:s.
J. Steineu fc Co., Proprietors.
I'RAIHIE CITY, OREGON,
J. IL Flardman, Proprietor,
The accommodations at tbe above Hotel aro
good, nnd rvery care will be taken to inako
guo.-its foul ;tt bomo.
j23"Comfortab'e bed?, acd as good a tihl
as tbe market affords furnished at reasonable'
Mrs. James P. Cleaver has
just removed to her new Build-"
ing on Main Street, Praire
City, where she is opening out
a fine assortment of Ladies and
Misses Hals, just received from
N. Y., also a ttell selected sup
ply of Ladies Underwear and
Linen Suits. Also a general
assortment of ladies goods
which will be sold cheap for"
GEO.GUNDLACH & BRO,
MER CH A NDISE,
MAIN . STREET
CANYON CITY, OGN.
Now offer their entire stock
at "Great Bargiiis."
Canyon City, April 25, 1879.
D. B. Fist, aifl f . E. Fist
Blacksmiths & Wagon Makers,
JOHN DAY OJTY, OREGON
All work in our line done
with Neatness and Dispatch.
Horse Shoeing is given Special
attention. Our work is all Guar
anteed. D. B. FISK & BRO.
MMTO ElPOFillMi !
new stoke and Jt-KW GOODS.
Has on Hand. i.h.e Iiargest and Finest
selection of Furniture in this County
House, Sign and Carriage
painting neatly executed, &
reasonable raks: .