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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1879)
VOL. 1. NO. 24.
canyon" cut, Oregon, svturday, September 20, 1379.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City. Oregon.
M. L. OLMc'TKAD,
ATTORXKY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Oregon,
Gko. B. Cm key.
Canyon City, Oueoon.
M. I Justin.
Attorney Jit. Ljiyy,
("uriyon Citv. Oregon.
F. 0. HO US L IS Y, 5l D.
Graduate of the i'mversityof rknn
pylvnni i, April 8, 1.Q-18.
Canyon Cry, Or-gnn.
Office in his Drag Store, Man
Street Orders for Hnus prom'ly filled.
No profesHi mal palr-i-inge sdieiid
uulftss directions a? e s rie'ly followed
. J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, GkvntCo., Oregon.
0. M. D0BSOI, Irl. D.,
N. H. BOIjEY.
7Z ZHTISJ" "37 X 23T27,
jfS5f-D53tnl Rooms, Oppofito tbc Mrthi'
Canyon City. Oregon.
G. I. HAZE LTINE,
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CANYON CITY, OR KG ON.
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MIL K-M A3? .
The best of filk furnished to
51ie citizens of Canyon Cit) ev
2vy moaning, by the gallon or
quart; at reasonable ra tes.
Carpenter and Wagon Makek
Canyon Citv, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
3hairs3 Faints, Glass, and
Life a Sermon.
''Our everv life is a sermon.
i 'I.ii-'k'k :i si'mmn '" f Ml us nreaeh it.
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Preach it ere thi hour is past;
Up and preach it! do not waste it,
Pei haps this day may bo your last.
"Life's a sermon !' How; then, live ye
Is it full of lies or love1?
Is its lo'jic clear and truthful J
Does it point to the heartabovel
"Life's a sermon !" What. hen. snifh it?
Does it onward, upward move
Is it written clearly, plainly,
Every deed a word of love'
Is it woven from thyself'
Does it only prate of pleasure,
Pride and otse, and love of pelf'
"Life's 1 sermon '" Ever preaching,
Vast its in 11 net ee here above;
All its t.otes a tinkling cymbal.
Should the heart be dead to love I
"Lif-'s a sermon !" All must preach it,
Battling oft with many a foe;
Oh that God may see Christ's beauty
Gle imieg through its tears and woe !
"L fe's a sermon !" O Great Master !
Make it pure, and true, and free,
And its Writ, though tangled, broken
Yet may guide some soul to Thee !
W Poole Balforn.
.If a young man hain't izot a wi llhal
amel head 1 likj to see him part his
hair in the middle.
L don't take any foolish chances. Tl
I wnz caded upon to mourn over a dead
mule I should s'and in front ov him
at.d do : i wep'ng.
There is no man so poor but that he
kan afford to keep one d"g, and i have
S'en theni so poor that, they could af
f.ud to keep throe.
I say to 2 thirds ov the rich people
in ths world, make the most on your
nmney. for ir makes the iiiO't on you.
.1 never ariry unhx a stiec ss when 1.
sli a ra'Cer'aix's bed sMekini; out of a
whole. .1 boir off to tin; left and sav to
miself that, hole belongs to tliat snaik.
The inlidel argys just as a bull duz
ehaned t" a post. He bellows and saws,
but he con'r get lo e from the post, i
notis-'. Not much.
I think the Lord that there is one
thinu i" this world that, money kan't
buv, and that is the wag of a dog's tail.
T no'is-; one thing, the man who rides
n the kars every day is siti-fied with
one scat, hut he who rides once a year
The man whom vou kan't get to
write poetry ir tt-11 the truth until you
git him half drunk, ain't worth the in
vestment. Whenever see a real handsum wo
man engaged in the witnmin's rights
1 liz.in ess, T am going to take off mi
hat and jit.e the processhun. See if I
Long years after the capture .of Stony
Point, when Andrew Jackson was prcs
i'ient. a visitor at the White House re-
m.rked that the postmaster in his town
(who "held over"') was an enemy to the
prtsidmt even been heard to call him
' a seoundrei !" and urged the removal
of the ill-mannered officer.
"What sort a person is he ?" in
quired the president.
The visitor admitted that the post
master was an aged and honorable man,
and incidentally remarked that he wa
one of the survivors of the battle of
"What !'' said the president, rising
from his chair. "Was he really with
Anthony Wayne at Stony Point !"
"He certainly was," replied the visi
tor. "Well, then," said Old Hickory, '-he
has a perfect right to call me a Scoun
drel every day in the week, and to be
postmaster during ,is nntural life.
The craze for china is more than fif
ty years old.
Tricks on Farmers. The travel-' All About Kissing. It is because
ing sharpers who select credulous farm- there is so much hypocrisy in promis
ors for their prey are constantly invent- cuous kissing that we object strongly to
mg new tricks with which to impose
on their victims. One of the latest of;
these is to petsuadea farmer to become
local agent for a new hay rake, or some
other patented article of machinery, by
offering him a good commission 011 all
sales he can make. This done, the
farmer is induced to sign a ejnditional
note for the payment of a limited sum
of money when he shall have sold
S275 worth of the new machines.
This note is so drawn and worded
that it can be cut in two crosswise
with a p.iir of seizors, the right half
beiug worthless, but the left half being
a regular note of hand for 8275 sign- , to persuade the great majority of sen-i-ed
by the entrapped farmer. The j ble persons to do their best to bring
traveling agent having secured it, sells 1 general kissing iuto disfavor. Ex
it to any one who will buy it. and the
farmer first awakes to I is folly when
the note is presented for payment.
Another game is quite as adroit. A
very respectable looking person goes
through the country with Ki
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ana carnages to sen, ana sens inem
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iiiiul:.,i "l-'uu iiuu
any fanners are tempted o
buv them; but ihe anent is scircely
out of sight when another chap in pur
suit of him comes along, exihits a chat
tie mortgage o the buggy to the aston
ished purchaser and carries oil the
property; provided the purchaser will
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lev nun. J nee iiieiv an: imruiuniu 1 j
almost as common in the country as
the swind ling games practiced by sharp-
era in the cities, u..soPhisieated cnun!.hL t was nor. Iog after this that
try people being the victims in both
cases. Laws have been pased to pro
tect the public against them, but it
must be bouie in mind that a farmer's
good sense is a b-tt-r protection than
all the laws that can be devised.
The less farmers have to do with oily
tongued tnveling-agents who are not
known, the better for them. St. Louis
The L iVeahle Woman. The man
who meets and loves the woman of
twenty-five is truly fortunate, and she
is equaily fort una' e in meeting and lov
ing him. says a writer in a feminine
journal. At that age she seldom de
ceives her-elf and is seldom deceived.
She may not have, she is not likely to
have thc'i, her fust sentimental experi
ence; at such an age is more sentimen
tal, an l rarely ever flouting. She boks
back at the youths she imagined she !
was enamored of between sixteen and
eighteen, or even twenty-two, and they Harvest is not more than half done
are worse than idifferent or repellent to j,, Yamhill county. The yield is bet
her they arft redieulous; and in some I ,er Jinl tie rsfc not so damaging as at
sort she, as she then vn, redieulous to
herself. Shu cannot, but think what
she has escaped; she cannot but be
grateful to her destiny that her sympa
thies and effect ion have be?n reserved
for a woi thy object and a higher end.
At twenty-five, if ever, a Avoman knows
and estimates herself. She is less lia
ble to emotional or mental mistakes;
she is far surer of her future, because
she feels time her fate is, to a certain
extent, Avithin her own hands. Not
only is she lovelier and more loveable,
broader and stronger than she has been,
but her Avedded happiness and powers
of endurance are in ti manner guaran
V Co u N Tit Y M A N , seating himself at a
fashionable restaurant with the inten
tion of taking a hearty dinner, sum-
u.oned a waiter and made known his j
purpose. The latter skipped briskly j
and finally returned with a
handsomely bound bill of fare, which
he opened and placed before the guest,
who pushing it away, scornfully ob-serA-ed:
"Oh, come, now, you can'nt
oram no literature doAvn me; vittals
is what I want vittals and purty
derned quick, too!"
A young girl in Lynn, Mass., has had
one of her feet so badly poisoned by
Avearing colored stockings that it is
said her foot will have to be amputated I
the senseless custom, f 1 well enough
for a man to kiss his wife, a lover his
j darling, a mother her children, and a
, brother his sister; but it is another
j thing tor a person to kiss anybody and
every body. It is a question whether
i all public kissing is not objectionable;
: it is certain that very little can be ad-
vanced in favor of public promiscuous
kising. Except in some eases, there
is nothing enjoyable in a kiss, and it is
certainly not a beautiful thing to look
at. It should, therefore, be only nec
essary to prove that' it has ceased to be
a reliable symbol of effect ion in order
A child at Dover, South Mills, Me.,
J now eight years old, was born without
eyes. He has eyebrows and eyelids
but there is nothing which indicates
the presence of eyeballs, and doctors
t,he presence of eyeballs, and doctors
sav that he has nothing whatever in the
1 r rut
1:1 rn ( sin eve ornrsiTustn. m
fe!low is ail unusullV brisjht b..v.
has never been heard to utter a word of
complaint at his condi'ion, and he in
variably rebukes his friends if they
give expnssion to any pitying words.
That he appreciates, however, the mis-
j fortune that afllits him is shown by this
tact. His little netce hau a cataract
upon her eye, and he had heard f'ars
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i exiiressvu Josr it snouia destroy ner
his mother heaid his voicc'in an adjoin
ing room, and, go'ng quietly to the
door, she was surprised to hear him
praying to God that the little baby
might not become blind.
The Mrs. Sartoris, the announce
ment of whose death created such a
shock in the United S'ates a few weeks
a:o. was the mother-in-law, not the
sister-in law of Nellie Grant. Ameri
can papers must be rather "grave" read
ing fot the latter ju.-t now. She has
probably read more obituary notices of
herself than any other person living,
and all breathe the same spirit of ten
Fort Keogir, Wyoming Ty., was. vis
ited by a terrific hail storm, a few
weeks ago, which completly destroyed
the quarters of Company H. Fifth In
fantrv,nand unroofedsever.il other build-
first reported. The warehouse at Sher
idan is now completed, and the cleaner
will start next week. About 10.000
bushels noAv stored, nearly all of Avhich
is OA-er average in weight, and of su
perior quality. But foAv buyers here,
as yet, and no wheat offered at present
The Beaverton correspondent of the
Hillsboro Independent write: Andrew
Johnson, a Swede, Avho resides two
miles east of here has just returned
from a rsimble in the Coast Mountains,
where he was lost three days and
two nights with no companions but
three hounds and a gun. Ho waded a
mountain stream the whole of one day,
jthe hru?h nnd ""Norwood being impen-
etrabie. 1 he depth of the stream, he
says varied from one foot to arm pits,
1 t i x t 11
,n rtePtn- 110 red i"me m a sor-
rowful condition, feet badly swollen,
shoulders galled and larcerated by car
rying his gun.
From the Standard.
Ah Chee has been fined at Salem for
keeping an opium den.
John Purdy wtis arrested last week
in Lakevjew for robbery.
Mr. Bateman of Hillsboro, is
the champion rifle shot of Washing
N. F. Smith killed three grouse with
one rifle shotynear Hillsboro, last week.
Best & Belcher has levied an assess
ment of Si.
The Chisholm case opehedl td i),
Kalk, Miss., on the Sth.
Carpenters in Paris have struck for
higher waes and shelter hours.
During the past week G5 deaths
from yellow fever have becuned iif
A sorghum factory is being built at
A great deal of building is noAv going
on in Seattle.
Two Seattle Chinamen Avere recent
ly fined 10 apiece for killing a hog
Avithin the city limits.
Fire has destroA'ed the Wir.ter range
in the vicinity of Stpiaw Mountain on,;
Delegate Brenfcz has appointed Fred
W. Sparli' g of Seattle to the naval ca
( etship of Annapolis.
Mr. James Imbee of Cornelius, plains,
has purchased an English coach horse
The work of ballasting and otherwise
repairing the W. V. R. B. Avas comple
ted last Aveek.
A bridge will be built, in all prcbi
bility, OA-er the north fork of the Santi
am, at or near Mehama.
It is repotted that Hon. W. D. Hare
Avill leave Astoria and sejttle on his
Washington county farm.
Wisdom & Snyder's saw mill, ne,r"
Sterling, Jacksonville county, AA-as
burned to the ground on last Thursday
Messrs Pratt, Holmes and Brown
haAe killed several deer near Rock Is-
and, Clackamas county, ree.M.fc'y.
S6rne loAvIived Avtetch has been slip
ping obscene cards into the lock boxes
of the Sea't! post office.
Colonel Bernard's troops, almost des
titute of clothing, and on broken down
animals, has returned to Buise City to
It is estimated that 15,000 bushels'
grain will be shipped from Chehalis1
and Newaukam stations, LeAvis county,
J. W. Bailey has discovered rich
quartz and placer diggings on the Dose
whipple, a tributary, of Hood Canal,
Mrs. Freeman, wife of Leigh R.
Freeman, editor of the Index, and for
merly of the Ogden Fieetuan, who AA-as
wounded by the accidental discharge of
a shotgun while enroute to Butte, ex
pired a few days ago.
Frank Lambert would have choked"
to death Bart Chamberlain ne'ir Geravis
on Saturday had it not been for the
ntercession of a friend.
The gross Aralue of Yamhill county
property is 4,087,577; indebtedness,'
SI ,209,095; exemptions, $352,624;
and total taxable property, S2,4G5,298;
number of poll taxes, 81,504.
The tax levy for Yamhill county for
the year 1879 has been fixed as follows:
State tax, 7 mills: county tax, S mills;
school tax, 3 mills; making a total of
17 A mills 21 mills less than last
On after the loth day of September'
a pasenger coach will be attached to the
regular train on the W. Y. R. R, the'
said train to letve Dayvil e ;it 4:30
o'clock; returninj, will arr've at 8 15
o'clock. From five to six, car loads are
arriving daily; and it is expected when
harvest is completed, to receive from 18
to 20 car loads a day.
Considerable fault is being found in
fjafayefcte with tflie county cenrt, for
paying what some claim to be double'
the amount that should have been paid
for repairing the Dayton btidge. The
court let the contract at 8750, nnd sev
eral at ties say they would have been
willing to have taken the job for $400f
atjd would have made big inuney at. it
at those figures.-