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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1879)
VOL. 1. NO. 19.
CANYON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1879.
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ft Grant Gonnty News.
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C. W. Parrhh.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Oregon.
M. L. OLMSTKAD,
ATTORXKY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Oregon,
Geo. B. Currey,
Attornoy a-t; 3um,-x7vf
Canyon City, Oregon.
Attorney' at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. IIORSLEY;M U.
Graduate of the university of tenn
pylvania, April S, 1S4S.
CanyMi Cify, Oregon.
Ofiice in his prng Store, Man
Street Orders for Pruirs promtly filled.
No professional )atronage solicited
unless directions ate s Hotly followed
J. W. HOWARR M. IX,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Oregon.
0. M. DODSON, M. D.,
2rairio City, - Ogn.
N. H. BOLEY,
xd siiixr n? x s;t,
S?DfntMl Room?, Opposite tho Metbndis!
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. ITAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
o jxr tz o 3xr o x t y
The best of Milk furnished to
tfie citizens of Canyon City ev
"2ry mo-ning, by the gallon or
quart; at reasonable rates.
Carpenter and Wagon Maker
Canyon City, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
3uairs, Faints, Glass, and
The Hostile Indians.
The Idaho Democrat, fays, Col. Rub
bins arrived ves'eulavin -rnini: from Co!.
Hern lrd's command, having left the
H'g Payette Lake, -18 hours before.
The command le't their old cairn at
Cipe Horn mountain, and scouted the
Eist Ferlc of the South Fork of Sal-mo:-,
then passing over the mountain
s ruck the Wet Fork of that stream
and followed down it to near the
mouth get t a c uiner to arren's
and got a dispatch ro'ifying them of
Lieut. F.-.rrow's e:Ui.p nf lmstiics at the
mouth of Crooked river; and ordering
Bernard to go tn his aid. The com
mand t'en took up their line of m uch
for Fairow. In the mom time Ier-
nard's scouts h.-id discovered .eome j
freh Indian sign on the South Fork
of Salmon, but feeling th-t it wa very
important to aid Farrow they continued
on arriving at the Big Like last
Wndesdav evenini:, and Ilo'obins left
for this place. About three hours uf
ter he had started, a messenger arrived
in Bernard's camp with the intelligence
that Lieut. Catley had found the lndi
ans on the main Salmon river, a' ove
tho mouth ff 'he South Fork, and in
a skirmish thf oldiers had b--en worst,
ed, getting two men wounded, and tho
Indians had succeeded in getting away
with snirifi '77 nf thp. mules bclonfnnfr
to the supply train ixoooins leaves
.1 j n i i i
again this morning, and Col. Bernard
.,. . c , . f A
Will h fnrnori f - rotronp hl ctpnB tn
the mouth of the South Fork of Sal
mon, and thence up the main Salmon
to the scene of Catley's late encountgr
Lieut. Farrow and his scouts would
probably be with Bernard's command
Garibaldi's suit for the nullification
of his marriage with Signora R-uimon
da will be brought before the Court of
Appeals on the 7 inst.
From the Idaho Democrat.
Judge Lewis will hereafter make his
home in Walla Walla.
The fishing season on the Columbia
river closed on July 31sr.
The thermometer indicated 102 in
the shade in Walla Wall City on the
From July 1st to the 20th. Bodie
district shipped $147, S46 in bullion.
Fanny Davenport, the actress, mar
ked Edward Pr;ce p.t Canton, Pa., on
Helena, Montana, voted on the 31st
whether it should become an incorpo
rated city or not.
The force of men getting out rail
road ties for the Westou road prepare
from 15000 to 10000 a day.
The tower of the new Catholic Ca
thedral in Portland whin completed
will be two hundred feet in height
Osman Pasha has been appomted
commander-in-chief of the army of ob- j
servation on the Greek frontier. !
The monster ferryboat Solano v,-as
successfully launched last week and is
now flouting alongside Long wharf.
!, . ... . "J ,
Denver, Co'., will nave a lree man
delivery service after Sept. 1st. and
Sacramento after the 1st of October.
The cot of constructing the harbor
of refuge on the Pacific coast is estima
ted from S15,00e,0OU to 820,000,000.
Dispatches from Minnesota announce
that, the harvest has b"gun. The yield
wdl average 15 bushels to the acre.
The ( oni'T st ne of tho nvnument
to G'ii. Wayne was laid at Erie, Pa ,
on the olst ult. with imposing ceremo
nies. The season for excursions to the
Nationd Park has arrived, and the de
pattuiv of sevaral parties 'or this en
chain in? region has already been no
ticed. j'he Chinese have a fl"at'ng veceta
ble garden about three-quartt rs of a
mile l ui' at the mouth of Petaluma
creek, ('a'., which is made of ilat boats
lilli'd vith the rich soil from the banks
of the creek.
Wurk will b resumed on the Cascade
Canal, on the Columbia, in a few das
when the contractor will put on a force
cf 300 men at excavating. D. P. Me
JJean is superiotPiident of const ruction.
Doc Middieton, a notorious horse
and cattle thief, for whose capture
large rewards are offered by different
counties of Nebra-ka, was tiketi last
week at. his camp on Niobrara river,
about 200 miles north of Columbus,
Lioi.s as luge as horses are fre
quently mot and conquered in some
parts of Arizona. The sheep men ol
A una Fria valley have recently laid out
several of them. Large and powerful
as t'tiev are they exhibit jjieat coward
ice in the presence of man.
Stranger from Bodie drove into Car
son with a pair of boots sticking out of
the back of his wagon Carson turned
out to see the supposed dead man.
When the coroner's jury came to sit on
the body they found it to be merely a
About thirty Umatilla Indians have ;
lr TTmnf 1 1 1 ti fiiror nliniit. 2 r
UiUll HUH uiiicvuuiu
miles below Pendleton. They say they
ha vp sp.cn the Snakes in the mom
, . ....... tw
anu are airaio oi biieui. uc j
wm ai , J , . ,
100 head of horses down there which
y w "uuu KJ' " I
. t 1 .
tney keep a herder witn.
W alia Walla county for the year
1S79 according to the Assessor's mil,
cntains 82,967,560 of property, assess
ed valuation, which is about 3 of real
value. Land under cultivation: timo
thy, 1826 acres; wheat, 40,558, bar-
lev. 11,270: oaK 2995: corn, 689; or -
11,270; oat', 2995; corn, ooy; or-j
ards, 925 acr.s. Population of the
unty, up to July 1st, 1879, 6215.
: Make a note of t.hR
THE ICE GAVE OF IOWA.
Freezing iii Summer and Warm in
The thriving town of Decorah lies
in a romantic valley of the Upper I va
rier, and tho cave is alniot within its
corporate limit. Following the lef
bank of the stream one s.ion reaehe
the vicinity, and with a hard scramble
through a loose shale, up tin side of a
precipitous hll, forming the immediate
bank of the river, the enfrance is gained
an opening five feet wide and eight
feet high. The$e dimension generally
desribe the cave's section, From the
entrance the course is a deep decline
seldom less than 40 degrees. At'times
the ceiling is so low that progres on
hands and knees is necessary. About
125 feet from the entrance the c,Ice
Chamber" is reached. At this spot the
cave widens into a well proportioned
room, 8 by 12 feet. The lloor is solid
ice of unknown thickness, and on the
right hand wall of the room a carta n
of ice drops to the floor, from a crevice
extending horizontally in the rock at
the height of one's eyes.
Close examination discovers the wa-
ter oozing from the crevice, and as it
linos its way uown ttie side is treezeu m
the low temperature of the chamber.
.,. , , . . . .
j .Singularly this one crevice, and that no
Wider than a knife edge, funrshes this, j neighbor, and read it all over and then
nature's ice hou-e, with the necessary j rus, oufc on t,e sfc,eet anf denounce
water. It was a hot day in August, the editor and piper in the wort man
the thermometer markinii 80 degress in ner p-sihl. We know a lar-e num
t he AmU when tho visit wu made, and j)t.r 0f t,js cl:i.w, hut pay no more at
eomp irtively the cold was intense, j tn,jnn to them than to the b irkingof
In common with all vi-i'ors, we de a cun jt lw. d t i worry us to have a
tachen some large pieces ot ic? an.J with j
tiiem liuniedly departed, glad to r-gaio
th": war:nth of the outer world.
The most nmarkable lact in connec
tion with ihis wonder is that the water
on'y fie z h in summer. As the cold
of actual winter i"ome on tho ice of the
cave gradually melt, and when the
liver belw is frozen by the fierce cold
of Northern Iowa, the ice has disap
peared and a muddy slush has tak'Ui
the place of the frigid floor. I wculd
add that the ice chamber forms the
terminus of the cave. Peyond, a shal
low crevice in the crumbling rock for
bids further advance. The rock for
mat'on of this region is the Portland
The Ieno Gazette s-iys: That veter
an prospector, Captain Folov, h ivinr
received one of Edison's circulars, rel
ative to platinum mine-, has pro-nptly
re")onded, informing the inventor that
during a pro-pect'iu: trip in lS0St
the Cascade Mountains in Or gn, he
came acro-s large deposits of the metal
mentioned, and i hut he is satisfied he
could easily find the he dry.
Thii tnornin"- tdxtv-fnur head
Durham Citt'e, valued at $100 a head,
and fif'een C'ydsd .le horses collating
of twelve marc, value 1 at S225 each.
1 1 ii ?irtnn 1 :i
fne stallion, wnrbu ciu'.'u, mei u ui
4ie., cos'ing 700 ech, arrived from
the East, in charge of Mr. A Hopner.
under whose supervision they were
transferred to the Utah it Northern road
for shipment to Peer Lodge. M uraua,
where they will be turned loose upon
the line stock range of Con. Kohr, a
he: vy stock dealer of that region. The
total cost of this collection of fine stock
was Si 1,500. Ogdcn DNpatoh.
Green Corn Griddle Cakes.
une pint ui S1ubuu
COrn; One teaspOOIlUU OI Ul;,
one hpalfin GfTff: one la: ffft
- -oo; o
Cw,lftf ,--.;U'. fr
Spoonllli of SWeet milk two
, . , .
targe spoonuus or no ir, ana a
little black pepper. Add a large j
spooniul ot melted butter, and
mix with a spo m. Drop on a
hot, buttered griddle, and fry
until of a rich brown color on
p"" oiiapc uuc
as 10 iemoie oysters,
which they are like in taste,
Nice with meals for dinner, if
servRn very not
A Word to Our Advisers.
Rnnn'ng a new-pnppr in a small
town is gen-rM lv sn upl.iM lupines,
ye' thre is ahviys n tdas that t!.-ink
j rj,pV n.w how o do ir and nvke a
! i,G,ter p.l5)er t.,au th- edit r is doi -g,
No ma't.i how indu"ri u-ly an editor
m-iy vorkt p'ease his raders v is
imp s-ible to uit all. One little item
will i.ffend this on a'.id anthrt.htt
one, a d t'vv a'l run 'o the editor with
their cunp'a'nts, a' way4 fr.r tfi"ig to
p-aise him for the m'y i ol thi'r3
therin. The"e was a rime i-. o ir l.ivo
when 'his wori-i d uc, but tha' tirn ha
pass d. V hae g t ii-e I to t nl
become hardened. Mvery person has
as'oaM supply of self-cnn'eir, but some
have a surplus a'd t p-ir This I t
tor c'a-s have an id a tha' wha they
don't know is no worth knowing, espe
cially bout running a nwrar)r
They con'e to 'he "difor vrry c nfi 1 -n
tially and 'ell him the" wr- vorv -o- v
t) see s'ich an rti le in li paperJ
that th- y h ivp h a-d s-ve-al p r ons
say tlaoy did or bke it :.nl wouldn't
read th" parior anymore and that 't
wa a naty, d;rv, 1 c 1- s' eet. Nine
i tim-s out of (en, j c o s making s eh
remark3 don't cnibut- on cn' to-
, wai.fj tj)e success 0f the napor , hut. slip
aroiin(j aml borrow a cpy of their
m:)11 stop p:,pPr) wut we have got
over that. In our c:se, so far, we
have gained three subscribers for ev
erv one lo-t, so what is the ue of fret
ting and worrying this hot wea'her.
We think we kno v better how to
run a couatrv newspaper than the ma
jority of those who arp so free with
their advice. If we w r to do as "v
erybody tells us. in three m- ntls t'"re
wuild not hn half a doz n rn me- oi
our books. We pro) ce to run th:
News a our best judgment dictates.
As a matter of cour-e we are not per
fect, a"d are as liable to err as any nther
Granite keek. Mr. .a. J Mo-d
ri tuned last w. ek from Cran t- C'ck,
.thre h- 'hnd Lr ne with lis team-
loaded wi'b freig1 t or th" Vo nm ir
al mi"e. II'- rep ''ts t,", d e i x
cellent co-'di ?on, a'ol that the e mpi
ny is raking "ir lo"- of fir t el-i- ore.
lie beli-ve- it i th- big-t th im in
the coun'iy. Tiiere arc six or piirht
utaJl compai'ie in the vicinity usinir
arastras, and t' Icing out 'ots of m n -y
in a small way. He was sh-wn six
teen pounds of gd l and silver amalgam
taken fiom nee ara tra, the ns'dtof
two d iys' ruii'iim: It would proba'dy
et rt eight p muds f pur g Id. The
M'Uiumentd Co ufauy nre put'inir up
t'-e r quar'z mill, and when they com
ni"nce pounding we may expect to
hear of large quai-tit:es of bulPon being
shipped b d-w. We fel srislie I foui
whxt inlbrnatiui we have tece-vel
fiom time to true, that the Monument
al, a w.-'l as m i :y f the other detel
opfd mines in th t vieinity, wi'l eoich
all who have invts'ed m th' se entpr
prises. They deserve su c ss. and we,
shall onlv he too triad t chn-nil the
fact when tho fiiM -'cr'-sbing" w.ll mak '
A few dis ao a- a m n was re
inn so e iild r ten 1 gs n f .mi
Mr. C. A. McG i e, he st-udc a r h
u : ... i i i ... ...
f iin;n iu :in ..01 b.nichM. 'M.
went to his as- st to e, and ?e Unxa
suvcrl aboit-S9jJJ r SiO, 00 !in;f',
.e io .'t fno.v h e.v
much they lust. OH -ou s n .b y h is
any idei nf ho.v this 'ioin gtt t 'er-, of
what time. The money is go:d a id sil
ver, most-y of old Spanish origin. The
'old chest wa3 rotten wi'.h lustand'ago.
; A st. M-i.in.