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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1879)
Tie Grant Co Ibis,
Saturday Morning, Nov. 8, 1879.
Notice. Simple announcements of
Dirths, marriaes and death?, will be
inserted without charge. Obituary uo
tices will be charged tor according to
CANYON CITY LODGE, NO. 34,
A. F. and A. M., holds its regular
Communications on the Saturday even
ing of or next proceeding the full moon
in each month, at seven and half o'clock
OBAII LODGE, No. 22. I. 0 0.
E., meets every Thursday evening
at their Lodre Room in Canyon City.
Visiting brothers are invited to attend.
By Order of N. G.
No You Dox't ! Ash & Bobbins,
of Fits and Consumption notoriety,
of Brooklyn, N. Y., sends us two
advertisements, which at our lowest
rates would be $-18 per year, and say
they will pay us $20 to insert them
one year. AVe remember one paper
that accepted such a proposition
from them and the bill is still in the
hands of an attorney for collection.
If they lied once the' will again;
therefore we hope our patrons will
remember the adaie that "a fool and
his money soon parts." And Mr.
Ash & Bobbins can peruse the two
paragraphs which we mark and send
to them. This notice is one and the
other is that we insert no advertise
ment for "bilks," "hum-bugs" or
"clap-trap medicines." "We con
sign your "ads' " to the waste basket.
Quick Timk. The Stages are now
running from the Dalles to Baker
City in four days. This is epiite an
improvement and the company de
serve great credit for the way they
Lave increased this line from a twice
n v.'eek service to a daily; and now
they give the people the benefit of
.'mother advantage by making it one
tiny quicker. "Wo hope to see travel
increase so fast on the line that they
v;iii be aide to put on a line of now
coaches next spring. Look out.
Stranger things have occurred.
Mr. E. E. Pnu.vr.TOA, recently from
Maine, lias been engaged to teach
the winter school in the ""Winegar
District." He apnears to be a line
young man and the students under
bis charge should pay strict atten
tion to hi.; leachiirfs.
Eon Calitohnta. Mr. .J. MeCul
lough, and Mrs. I. IT. Wood look
their departure for Sin Jose, Califor
nia, last week. Mr. Yi'ood iook
them as far as the Dalles in a private
conveyance. "We wish them all a
pleasant trip and a safe return.
On Saturday evening our citizens
were startled by the cry of lire. It
fortunately proved to be nothing but
a flue of Dr. Boley's house burning
out. Quite a number were much ex
Mit. and Mrs. "Wm. Elliott, of
Strawberry Valley, were in the city
last Sunday. Mr. E. says it is a nice
life to live that of a fanner, and that
he has a beautiful home.
Ouit worthy Sheriff returned home
last Saturday. While aosent John
visited California and Nevada. Mr.
"Wash always brings us a subscriber
and the coin when he returns from a
trip, for which we thank him.
Messrs. Turk, Allen, Bryer and
Brents took their departure on last
Monday for Granite Creek. They
went to visit the mines.
An exchange has an article on
"How to run a Newspaper.". This
should be read only by editors, as
every other person in the world
Freight has been coming in pretty
lively for a week past, and our mer
chants are very busy.
Mrs. "Woolsey left for Portland on
last Thursday morning. She goes
for her health.
J. Bor, J. Gray, C. "W. Parrish
and family started for the Dalles on
John Day. On Saturday, two woeks
ago, through the liberality of Mr. 1. H
"Wood, we mounted cne of their finest
saddle horses and set out for John Bay
where we found everything in a nour
ishing condition. "Tony" Ilackeney
was very busy waiting on his many
customers and Frank McCallum was
also as busy so we stepped into Howard
fc Cobb's bu'cher shop and took a look
at some line mc:if. They have built a
verv fine shot) and are doing a "o;d
..;n. vflV A vi;i(i ff0,Wnr .t,
iiv..vu ..w ,...v.
Reamer but thev were two busy to talk
much so after securins .he linn as .ub-
scribers we took an observation of the
new hotel being erected by Mr. Kelly
which is a verv neat house. The mill
was our next sloping place and it is
satisfaction to know that soon we are
to have a mill that for beauty, durabili
ty, and quality will compare favorably
with any mill in the State or any other
.frite. Ten men are at work on the
i and ' placing the new machin-
j in its jm.per place We should
llUc to "escribe tins mm completely
but space and time forbids now but
at some future issue when the work is
all completed we will tell you all about,
it. Charlie Ban has his sdoon fit up
in good s'yle and charges o'dy '-one bir
a smile.'' The Campbell ovs have
improved their harness shop immensly
' in the last month. The school house
is completed and the children ouirht. to
be well pleased and learn fast. Frank
MeCullum has been below and will soon
h.-.ve up a fullstock in his line and will
bui'd an addition to his store. He has
a very nice pnst otirje room in one part
of his storf. Take it all in our visit
t' John Day was very pleasvnt and we
cosnplinitMjt our near neighbors on h iv.
ing such a nourishing little town.
Tins is th time of year when our
citizens should te extremely careful
about their stove pipes, j.onlc them
ver go-id, a slip d" one j int of of an
inch may cui-e d .-truo:ion of the whole
List of letters rc'tsMirng in the Post
Oilice :it Canyon Cny, Nov. 1st, 1870:
V. Vv. Brooks, J. Hnvls. S. Fairfield,
1 1. J. Faeey, S- I-Ldl, B. K. Kir-psbury
I. Kl-in itS-iit::, P. L. S. JVare, O.
K. Kovster, d.-.-e I?,iv, H. J. Srune.
E::ri S-oith. Ii ht. Turn-r .3, ). Vena
b e. 3?erso:ss e:t'lin f -v the above let
tors wii! nle.Sf ;v adwrtiscv'.
. Wau, w m.
7athan "WiliisPisk, who departed
this life on tlio '2'.)i'n day of October
last. Avas at the time of his death,
59 vears, -A months and 10 davs of
age. Re was liighly respected by all j
who knew him for his honestv, kind
ness, integrity and truth. Was more
willing to five of his earthly goods
to feed the pour than to receive a re
ward therefor. He was a firm be
liever in Chritianitv and died in the
Christian faith. He leaves a family, j
wife and ten children, with numer
ous relatives and friends to mourn
his loss. Our loss, though falling
heavily, we trust is his eternal gain,
As the Autumn leaves were fading I
and falling from the fruit trees whicdi
his own hands had aided in planting
so j)assed he away.
LINES IS MEMORY.
Respecifully Dedicated to the Rcreav
Father, dear father, "Peacefully
Shielded from storms, in ihe land of
Soon we'll all follow and meet thee
"Where there's no sorrow, no sigh
ing, nor pain.
The quartz lodges recently prospect
ed neir Prairc City are about four miles
above old '', Dixie" on the ridge between
the north and south forks of Dixie
ceek and are said to be very rich, going
a? high as $300 per ton. The Bear
ledue is owned by E. C. Eeid fc Co.,
and they have sunk a shaft down about
20 feet and ey.pect to work on it this
wititor. The other ledge is called the
Emperor and is owned by another com
pany. They too have a shaft down to
the depth of 25 feet.
A Fine raiu shower .descended on
J this valley on last Monday night.
The County Co-irt was in uession
this "Week with JmJf'e Hazeltine and '
H. Hall present.
Geo. A. Beion was appointed ad
ministrator of the estate of Jas. De
Mos. Mrs. M. Claflin was appointed
administratrix f the estate of Y. P.
Claflin. and Henry Dodson Jr.. wa ap.
pointed guardian of Josephine DeMoss.
An mvlm wotj liuirln to n.M.V tho. nlriime I
, . j -- j ii ,
against the D ivid Howird estite, and
. . i i i. p 4i
an order for the Gnal settlement ot the
I rt r. , , . . . -t-r ....... i ; ..
u. ocnouc estatP. vv nisxv licence was
issued to "Win. ITiatt. Font Perry, C.
W. Ban, and StevuM & Glisau. " 0l -
ders were issued to rent the roir pare of
the Eugle Hotel to Segoidahl it Roberts
and the front part to S. II. Shepherd.
A number of bdh were allowed and
other business transacted.
At the Government sale at Eort
Harney a few days ago, Mr. T. Poin
dexter purchased some 00 odd sets of
harness and a!so a lot of saddles, etc.,
etc. Max Metschan purchased about
20 stoves, ar.d Mr. Stevens bought sev
eral hospital tents and a number of
other tents. At the figures they paid
to make sometiu;; on
Mu. Stevens, of Et. Harney, h..s
several large eidit and ten mule teams
very busy hauling in wood on his en
tract. Go vehement freight i.i rolling into
Harney pretty lively now by big teams
from the B. K.
The road between C wiyon City and
Fort Harney is fittcrly aiive wit h
teams hauling grain, vogefabhs. etc., to
CuNDLCiut lhto. have enlarged their
store room by taking our. a parti
tion. Iax Mktsc'JAN, T. Pi'ind-'xter and
A. A Nicolas wuvin a't'odanoe at
the (Government sale at Hant ;y and
returned homo on last. "We insday.
A Chance. T dosire to engage some
one 'o make de!iver o.OOO tam track or
fir rails on my ranch on Pine Creek,
(irant County, Ore'gm. Apjily son
to " V C. HOI IS LEY".
Save Costs. All tho.se knowing
themseiws indebted to the unn ers'gn
ed will please call and sett'e immediate
ly and save costs. I me hi just what I
S'y this tia:-.
Y. C. iiniLsLUY
Put up expressly for Fnir.ily
Use, in three pound cuiis.
f Warranted, finer, better and
cheaper than the Imported To
matoes, By G W. Houston,
Canyon City, Oregon. For
sale by Phil. Melschan & Co.,
(jundlacii & Bi'6 and the Pro-
Would most respectfully an
nounce to his Friends in JOHN"
DAY VALLEY and outside
Camps that he is permanetly
established in Business in
Johii IDaxr City
and keeps constant on hand
of everything that is wanted in
a Country Store. lie has no
rent to niy no Clerks to hire;
consequently he can sell as low
as any older established mer
chant in Grant County,
Prairie City, Oregon.
Boots and Shoes made and
Repaired to order.
Clocks and Watches Cleaned and Re
mm Pi HTHB jgX fTOa fTTK
IB 8UI II B81&-
Dayvili.e, Grant Cou.ntv, Ogn.
Nov. 4th, 1970.
Editor of Grant County News:
Having spent several years in this
country in the work of collecting spec:
mens of fossils for the Eaatern houses,
I thought a communication from me
' about my work mig! t be of interest to
i your readers. I will begin bv giving
: , . ' ; , ,
You a brief description ot the fossil beds
. 1 . ...
I of this region commencmt: with the
more recent or plincine beds in the im-
! ",tif t,!e V1C'":t' ' nd ex-
c tending to the upper end of the John
I Day valley we find abundant work br
i in collecting specimens of the camel,
mastcdon, elephant., three toed horse,
hog, calf, lion, rodents, :r d fishes, also
birds of the animal kingdom. And in
the vegetable line we find beautiful
specimen-1 of leaf impressions ferns and
fossil wood. The nods consist, for the
most pur', of a clayey r-ck. in another
instance, however, of a ch:di.y maWhd,
and in this are found the leaf impress
ions and a few small fislm1-; in a fine
state of preservation, so well preserved
in fact as with the fishes to present
th'ir lins and scales almost intact.
The lowd boundary of the pioceno beds
of the John Day valley is the great
gore, through which the river has
wnrn it wav two miles bolow Dawille,
whii-h gorge is a'so the uppr boundary
of the miocene or older bi ds, found bo
low, and which are much mote exten
sive than those f the pliocene, extend
inning from the gome almost to the
mouth of the river, and which also oc
currs extensively on liridge Creek.
The north and middlu foiks of John
Day river, also in Lone Rock valley,
and lloek f-Urcok, Waco Co. These
beds consist, principally, "f a very
hard b!uih cby rock containing a great
many bones of anhn-ds and birds in a
we:l prc-erv-u st.ite. The ain:al life
lif'tj of this periol was profuse and con
s?sred of a gre-it many species now en
tnely extinct. Prof. Marsh, of Yale
College, has di-eoven d in the collec
tion fioin those beds no less than thir
ty sprens entirely new to science, f
will wiire moie fully of my experience
in the fossil be is hereafter.
L. S. DAVIS.
A Grand Ball will lie given ly the ;
Proprietors of the Xew Umatilla
House, at The Dalles, Oregon, on
Wednesday Evening, Nov. 12, 1879.
Tickets, including supper, S3. "Wo
acknowledge recent of compliments
of the proprietors, Handler & Sin
nott.and are sorry that we cannot at
tend, for like the house is sure to be,
the Ball will he a grand success.
FoLi.,nvi.o i-' i he auromit nf ni'itter
mailc'l :t the Uunvon Ciy pi-s'-ofrice
since Nov, 1-?', 18715:
Loiters hirl pustal cards in tiled S17;
New.-papers G'UO; .'kI class new.ipjiper-,'
traiKsionf merchaiidi-e 4; tot.d I,-
AT THE POET i
33 DES Sl. Xj 23 iX 1ST
Stationary. Spectacles and
Eve Glasses, Candies, and Nuts.
Suksckii'TIOns taken, at Publishers'
Rate1:, for all the Leading Pnperfiind
Mnpnzincs published in THE UNITED
STATES. Agent for Titus Bro., Jew
elers, Albany, Oregn. Watches Clean
ed and Repaired.
Canyon City, Oregon, Apri' 10, 1S79.
31 Oil E HEAD & CLEAVER
Manufacturers and dealers in
Flour of the Best Brand, Gra
ham Flour, Corn Meal, Shorts,
Bran and Feed. For a
oe flour go the Strawberry
Mills. These Mills are located
in Strawberry Valley, in the
upper John Day Valley, Grant
County. JJg Accommoda
tions a speciality. Reasonable
prices. Give us a call.
A. II. Grotu.
Caxyun ClTV, Okegon,
EtJliISON & GR0TH, - - Proprietors
Bvg ijhvi? to icform their friond
And fho Pulilic G on or ally
Ihnt tbej can be found at tba
And aro uln&ws readj to famish good
Board and Lodging
AT Il O b E It A TJ'j PKICES.
Tie undersif nod takes ploasuro in 9Pnijnr
jpg; to fhn general public that they have open
d i Fni-Sr CLASS HOTEL in the building
known as The Golden L'aglk,
Canyon City, - - - - Oregon,
"Where you can find the
Xorth of Portland,
Are nil pp, and iho roorud have been fnrnwh
td nrrw throuirhouf.
3o'rd, S5. fer week; 1. per day
Meuls, 50 cen:3.
Slolkoaiil & TloBEKTS, Proprietors.
l'RAIRIC CITY, OKKOON,
J. II. Ilarclman, Proprietor.
Tbo accommodations ut the abovo Hotel aro
fu.il, cd t very cars will bo taken to tn?ke
g'Jt-.jr.a ut honip.
j-ft-'' Coca for' &h'e bod?, nd n3 good n taM
n ihn market sGhrdd furuiabod at rcu ociblc
B. P. PiOGEits, Proprit-r.
Granite, Grant Countyj Oregon.
This hotel is supplied with
the best the market affords
and no pains will be spared to
make quests comfortable. The
Canyon City and Baker stages
stop over night at this house.
Granite Creek. Aug. 30th 1879.
Fort Harney, Oregon.
Having completed my Ilotel
1 am prepared lo entertain the
traveling public with care and
comfort. The table is supplied
with the best the market affords.
The beds are neat and clean.
Mrs. James F. Cleaver has
just removed to her new Build
ing on Main Street, Fraire
City, where she is opening out
a line assortment of Ladies and
Mises Hats, just received from
N. Y.. also a well selected sup
ply of Ladies Underwear and
Linen Suits. ALso a general
assortment of ladies goods
which "will be sold cheap for
HOWARD & COBB,
JOHN DfiY CITY, OREGON-
"We keep the best qualities of
VEAL, CORNED REEK,
PORK, HAM, BACON,
Constantly on band and forsalo at the
LOWEST MARKET RATES.
JohnDcy Ocr. 30th, 1879.
Personal. We have received calls
this week, from Mr. E. F. Tucker, of
Strawberry valley, Mr. E. IT. Comer,
of Praire City, Mr. J. P. Burns, of
Harney valley, Mr. SandersoD,aod others.