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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1879)
VOL. 1. NO. 21.
fiVERY SATURDAY MORNING
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Editor and Publisher.
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C. W. Parrisii.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Oregon.
M. L. OLMSTKAD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Oregon,
Geo. B. Currey.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. IIORSLEY,M D.
Graduate of the university of tenn
sylvania, April 8, 1848.
Canyon Cif', Oregon.
Office in his lrug Store, Ma:n
Street Orders for Drugs promtly fillet!.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions aie s'rictly followed
J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Oregon.
0. M. D0DS0N, M. D.,
3F8rix"lo City, - Ogn.
N. H. BOLEY,
Dental Rooms, Opposite the Methodist
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. HAZELTINE,
CANTON CITY, OREGON.
The best of Milk furnished to
Ihe citizens of Canyon City ev
3ry moaning, by the gallon or
quart; at reasonable rates.
Cakpikter and Wagon Maker
Oanyon City, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
Dhairs, Paints, Glass, and
From the Oregonian.
The 0. S. N. Co. are building new
offices at The Dalles.
Chitken roosts at Pendleton have
been raided by Chinamen.
A good quality of coal has been dis
covered in the mountains near the
Ed. Jordan, while bathing in the
Columbia at Wallula, was prostrated
with sun stroke.
A substantial bridge hat been built
across Mill creek at its intersection
with Sixth street at Walla Walla.
Dayton's single city prisoner is
busied during the term of his "confine
ment" in driving the street sprinkler.
A Pendleton paper reports that
$4000 changed hands on the result of
a foot race at Granite Creek on the
The fire engine about which so much
has been said has been received and
tested at The Dalles, and gives satia
A company will build water works
at Weoton if the people of that town
will subscribe $2000 of the ogiginal
During the splendid moonlight nights
of last week, harvest gangs were run
all night by many af the iarruers of
the Walla Walla country.
Two weeks ago a severe frost visited
the country above Palouse City. Ice
formed I of an inch thick and vegeta
bles were cut down and killed.
Alfred Ncwtou, of England, repre
senting a number of English farmers
who want to emigrate to the Northwest,
arrived at Walla Walla last week and
is now looking at the country there
The contract to transport 60,500
pounds of government freight from
Wallula via the mouth of Snake river
to near the mouth of the Okanagan
was awarded to James E. Bourne and
Chas. W. Frush, at 34 49 per hun
dred pound s. Cheap rate.".
Walla Walla county has a band of
thoroughbred Merino sheep, of several
hundred, owned by White & Putnam,
on the Toucher, that are very fine.
Som? of their ewes .sheared as high as
'12 pounds each, and only 12 month's
growih of wool.
A couple of chaps at Walla Walla
tried to eve da the law by selling a slice
of boiled ham witb which they gave
away a glass of beer. Some of their
patrons "gav' them away" and they
are now in the city jail charged with
selling liquor without a license.
Walla Walla Unioo: Harvest has
been in active progress since the first of
August, and so far virtually none of
the produce has gone to market. In
the mean tim : the river is daily getting
lower, and the prospect is that by the
middle of next month boat9 that now
carry a load of 300 to 400 tons will not
be able to carry more than two-thirds
of that amount. The result will be
that a very large share of the crop will
have to be stored here over winter.
On the 12th a German named Wil
liam Neidenhoffer stopped at Pomeroy
on his way to Montana, from Seattle.
His actions being rather erratic, he
was watched to some extent. After
eating his breakfast he sat down on the
steps of the grist mill, and it was soon
discovered that he had cut a terrible
gash across his throat and that his life
blood was ebbiog away, and he died
in a few minutes. He had a good
horse and saddle, and about $100 on his
person. The supposed caube is that
traveling for days in the hot sun had
affected his brain.
Inland Empire: Two years ago all
the grain grown between The Dalles
and Deschutes bridge was produced on
the narrow creek bottoms. To-day
there are not less than 4000 acres of
hillsides growing wheat aud corn with
i in i n i i in inn inn i mil- TTfcj iiioiimmh TTT-iri" rTTnrrT"TJf
CANYON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1879. TERMS: S3. PER YEAR. '"-JraE
in the same Haiti'. Two years ago,
mtt flrin mill we rnntn'nn Tn nclrr nrt
uvui uiui "OJ iuiuuug uvgwj vu
W.. -.f . . ...
3 lo A all nrhanh T nil r aow nra vn
, ... , ...
and exporting flour to Portland for
sale. That our tripj was a hard one
we do not deny, but we me$ with a
cordial reception wherever we stopped,
whicbdid much to abate the severity
of the journey. Thegpro?perity of our
county has only'begun.
A San Frr-noisco man, writes to the
Inland Empire as follows:
. t ii
mate Mining can be done; .In Neva-
, . , .
, i. &
An a : k :
agemeot to develop your country thor-
nnrrlv in fhA nrf. iwn rorB TI,o
nnmaK.yu,,. ia 0 .n t..
.nvhodv hnt the Wd. fctrWa
" m a
and our only hope ior .keeping 8u
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spurn, is to aid in the development of
Eartem Orecou. If the ore deposits
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rL- Tii,, f,f ; . -n
rock, your Jilue Mountain counties will
K i i, x- . u r icotr
Yamima correspondence: The rail
- . ... ,
.ui,, , g luopco.
pie , renewed exeu.ons. lney ee,
in the near future, favorable opportu
nlcs to sell potatoes, bean,, and other were parliculary impresse(I with num. cient tan bark to buy fur himself leath
garden ws at good pneeB. Bacon and jers 8 J3 and ,6 Bbich eT for a p,lir of bools, and lhe neigh-
ueei wui oe nau.eu. vx toe termer
.urjr u . lurge upp.; auu CHe cai-
ue are as zac as ever saw. ino tte-
mana ior oeei on tne jjoounu is quite
.,u.cCu, LUmFit;u n.iuoLiier yean.
liniUnil .... w.l -it. .
Beef, I am informed, is H cents per
..ii..l Q J J .
fJU,lu wu i-hm urcaacu. oaw
can oe nao ior ou cent, per Outfidl an4
I 1 . -. . , . .1
hay at 0 to 510 per ton. There is
ouuj'.- ui mc iiiic3L uuiuuiy ever saw
xi. . T
here this year. There will be cut some
inn ' fim.,flii, i.U!
The wild hay and the mixed quahiy is
Tl.- Wo 11., Wo 11., :
tlio frl lr , i n n , nn ttin .. -.A' J.. !-. I
, " a luc l",0UU1 Fuucing
wheat: About 81 90 per acre to plow,
sow and seed: $1 25 per acre to cut
, , , 1
aud head, and about 7 cents per bnsbel
for wheat lo thrash and sack it, thai is,
including wages, board of hirt)l help
aud horse feed. A header usually
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' , , fe J'
up from 2000 to 3000 bushels per day.
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Harvest hands receive from 2 to S3
o i WM'" uo luwtu
aud sacked for 24 cents per bushel and
a bushel is worth to-day 50 cents.
which shows couclusively that our far
mers havb a perfecil tltte bonanza.
Swamp Land Decision.
Dr. J. W. Watts, Receiver of the
United States Land Offior at Orpnrnn
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1 i j rai itr ,
General Land Office at Washington
. . . , , .. .
,. a. i r, 1
in this State bv Governor urover are
not in accordance with law, and wrould
. , ,, i .i i i ,1 i .
uuu ug aiiuncui uic itiu't wcicuv iciciir
,i tt . j mr t
D -.. .
and lleceiver at Oregon City are in
structed notify the Governor of Ore-
. . , . , . , , .
ministration the State paid out nearly
ijoojuuu, wiucn, it tne decision 01 tne ..
r i -r , . . . . . , .
uenerai jbana Ulqcq is sustained, will
will lose their lands
It has beea
claimed by Grover and his friends that
tne selections had been made according
. , . , ,
m law; tnat tne surveys Had been
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adopted by the United States, but the
decision of the General Land Office
shows such statements to be without
buudation. Dispatch to Kecord-
per day and board. The yield this u 1 u x u i ' eaUn his breakfast and gathered his
1 J 1imcult labo?" has been quieily progres- . n , , , , , ,
year is heavier than usual, from 25 to r j . i . scanty supply of book, he took his hot
, ' sing for two years and the outcome is , , . .
00 bushels to the acre. Wheat, accord- i m. ,J , i u uoard under his jacket aud s'arted for
tw,u astonishinrr. Thi-. "dead work is nan- -
be lost. A large number of innocent e no ice Severn improvemen much genuine admiration for bi piuck
. . a well constructed store, hotel, assay . ... , ... , .
vMwa JLIUUVt ViJUU ID UUillUIUtUUi If 111 I ITT . . a . I
purcnasers irom the State, who nave A to t, ' ' iobhow any u-w nunuuemr -.tn s
, . ' office, etc. After the first "clean-up" , . ...
paid the first installment of 20 percent., . . , . A - expense, while the master a- all..
A Trip to the Monumental Mine. PLUCK. gwl i
I . . , . , .
xud iuou iuuiiauuu ui iuuuauy uiccir
'"B lua CJ U1 ouc woitui. is me ixiunu
mental Mining Company's saw mill,
which nestles in wooded ravine about
two hundred yards to the left of the
road, half hidden by the piles
finished lumber. The workmen, under
the efficient foremansbip of Wm.
Burnham, were "nooning" in the shade
of the huge pines and tamaracks, and
we envied them in their rnnl rptrar
The mill, besides furnishing all the
Mber required at the mine, supplies
outside partiea in the eraori-dfaraX:
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I ciu.,mua leuuenug n eeir ausiain
ing and materially reducing the general
expenses of the companv.
Three mI,M furtter on- over 8n
"'H' new roau, paaing me
J company's brick kilns and yards, we
i. i! ! T i
tu lne m ne- L,0S1DB D0 me,
bul hostilJ donning miner'8 attire, and
4-V.- : r n
UUUC1 lXJC CJ.llillll U1U(1UUC UI lUL. 1 1.
& Mffler, the courteous aod experien-
Ced Pn'""Jant, wo immedia.el,
started on our voyage of observation.
The main tunnel penetrates the moun-
tain 700 feet, with diverging drifts to
I a T I .f . ..I
me numDer 01 10, varying m length
from 60 to o00 feet. Through these
I " 7 '-w-WV VVAA. I u T ill UU1UIUU I
of filep Mforeh in hand, and examined
the ,ed While all are composed of
a suPrm,,:nrrlv rlp h , , m
C(JB of development Ulot must ,efU,t j
untod yQT consi(erable dV
. npft , a.
i , . , u
fnllpn nlP!lv ll11nfr ,,.,
sta)uctite8 of fab)ed s, R th
ijhi f t h , , . o
ftrv ;mw,;lm n ht.Km tha iieTT
I 1? fc" -..v-.w..-
I .... ft rf?aKfmnh:e d:RfaTir nfmnwasyet unfulfilled, and Sam did not
and unite with the famous Doyle ledge, Put iu appearance at the school-house.
J oil... . ....
in which event the financial hopas of
tin sn intprnstpd will mtf. -wit.h n rpnh
zation iar beyond their most sanguine
bftd beeQ nade wi,h 13 an(J her
was Sfcpn the , t lpf, ffl flf thft .
i xio- i -i.fi i v
about 18 inches in thicknefs, abounding
in ruby and antimonial silver, it was a
sight lor the untutored eye to feast up-
on. We lelt the mine luJlv satisned
i a . c.
that the flattering reports of its
ure" wealth had not been exaggrrated.
To ore not viewing personally the
roo1f , , u 1 ..
result nnnnnir hsnpfl hv th rnmnnnv if.
1 1 j
would be hard to realize its magnitude.
m v at an pnd. and nothinrr remains
u... .1 . . p , . .
but the extraction of the ore by the
, . j ,, ,
stoping process, and removal by tram-
way to the mill. The latter is in rap
id process of construction and it is ex.
pected will be crushing by the 1st of
October. Mr. W. L. Smith, the en
gineer in charge, is expaditing the
work to the full extent of the ability
of his well organized force. Mr. Mil
ler, the superintendent is tueless m his
r . . . . t
ettorts towards reducing the enterprise
to an accomplished fact Ihore is a
n rt iroo h lo miiiv or otiHodvnr nn the
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I'Aii AH ijluiu tuc uaiu-iiaiiu.:u. uui.
. .... . ...
uishman, delving in the mine with
-ii; i i.
uiitiu-uriii auu siuugo, wuimij uuucpi
ing his monthly stipend in fltock certif
icates, to the worthy president of the
company, personally on the ground
e T . . , . .. .
7 nn imnohia will ha mvan t fnn pntpr.
. It..-..,, ..J.j .t -i:
nnl I IL.. ... kti. thiif l-in I
n .t . A. , n
Granite Creek section of Eastern Ore-
. , . , . , j; . . . e
ornn is flin nnhdc minnrnl n,T,r,fr. nl
p , tt "R "R
uo xavuiu ciupc. jj.
Vancouver Barracks, Aug. 15.
"Truth is mighty" mighty scarce.
o- i i i i :i ... j-
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uaui ncta one uiuum &uu ui a, vy USii
- jlo-ujuj, vuu uwiiuu uuu worsnu a
small hill-farm in Centra Uluo, tuea
new country almost, n :-p.kf. of
by eastern people a he ' es
of it is a long wa h.mtti e ui ta
day, whatevt-r it ma. h. e : een i
1835 or thereabout.
Sam, like many an -tt-cr l s : ho-
days in that countiy, 1 n.e- f r an n-h
ucation: and th tooitpam hi Hji . .tt
surroundrd as.-.' vva with diffiouities.
gave evidt-me of this prominn desire
s'Sne 61 tne characteristics pf bis life,
. t A
- wiuuu me muiueiit jl am auout xo re
late fully proves.
A great drawback troubled him, a d
Tl , "
a Pa 'oes that Pxo:ected his feei
I trnm lha T rntf anr onnnr hnoinn - i-r
Men heir to h.s father's old ones, well
wnm flf that IV nu? hnit'ovcr ua h
I j.-vf.., awUTWl,
saw the years go slipping b, a-d ho
Ped grow.ng ,earer -l..n hiS .o-
aooa anu joutn would oe pa-sea, m d
he W0llld be exp ced to assu
responsibilities of m- i oo ,
ur ,IAO UJt,,u t,ulu tm; ws5 wmiui
tut his m.nW . u . , , . . . . . r. . . .
8cl1001 Bud fibd him ou baud early
and late, with a determination to make
8llcn progress as he had never made
before; and to this end he managed to
can-y to market by extra work, sum-
borhood .hoemaker had been promising
their completion for nearly a week.
Either from a press of work, or from
afear that Sam might not prove as
prompt a pavraaster as some of his
other customers, the time for the com-
mencement ot the three month's term
came on, and the ekociuaker'a promise
lwo weeKS 01 weaI7 waiting nad pass
I Ml 1 . . 1 .
ed, and, tor want ot shoes, bam had
not commenced his attendance at
school. The morning of the third
Monday, Sam came io to his breakfast
with a piece of board about twelve b)
eighteen inches, and a couple of inches
thick, and putting it down ar clos to
the fire as he could and not burn n. he
answered the inquiring look f his
mother with the declaration, "i am go
ing to school."
"Without your shoes?"
"Yes, shoes or no shoes, I am going
to school, mother," aod he explained
the proposed use of the board. Having
the school-eou8e, a mile or more dis
tant. Hair way between his home
and the school. house was the h-.iuse of
a neighbor, wheiv tam knew he would
bo welcome to halt nd waim iL hire
feet and reheat his board.
So, at a good, round double-quick,
he was off; aud when half way to his
neighbor's he halted a d puttit.g hi
board on the gr u so ' it -li
his benuniln-d 1 w e rni, .1. 0
limbered up f 1 .mot er r , lien
took up his bouid a d made the second
stage to neighbor Jones. Here he
warmed his feet and board, aud repeat
ed the same operation to reach the
When the boy saw him com- nt
with the board nnder hit arm, n o-
dersti-od its use they greeted h.f w,
a little goodnaluied ch; li on h im
proved mode of travel and ih. saving
of shoe-leather; but there wa too
wllh Pasuiv a. hi ap ea. .
the spirit with h
Sam.oo go shoes ?n :isie
to bid uehaiice to the " itL i for the
rest of the winter.
The bi.y vvas but ilu- oioom of the
man, and he
up to take his-
place us one of the leading men of
his country and HateL