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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1879)
VOL. 1. NO. 33.
CANYON OUT, OREGON, S VTURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1879.
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Tie Grant CoHflty Hews.
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charg d :is advertisements. The above
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0. W. Parrisii.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Oitrcuox.
M. L. OLMSTKAD,
ATTORN RY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Ouecun,
Gko. B. CruitEY,
Lttorxicy at 2jaw,
Canyon City, Ohictox.
At! on icy at Law,
Can von City, Oregon.
F. C.CORSL15Y,M I).
GllADlTATE OF THE I" 1 VEKSSTV OF PENN
pylvania, April S, IS 18.
Cm) on Civ, Oregon.
Ofhec in his Drug Store, Mahi
Street Orders for Drugs promtlv filled.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions ate s ricfly followed
J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Ouecox.
0. M. E0DS0N, M. D.,
Frairio City, - O xx.
N. H. BOLEY,
E XT T I S T,
r-S?-Dentnl Booms, Opposite th- cthodist
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. HAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
1ST OX T
The best of Milk furnished to
the citizens of Canyon City ev
3ry merging, by the gallon or
quart; at reasonable rates.
Carpenter and Wagon Maker.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Dealer in Hardwood, Spokes
and Felloes, Furniture,
Chairs, Faints, Glass, and
N. Rulison, A. II. Grotii.
Canyon City, Oregon
RULISON & GR0TH, - - Proprietors
Beg leave to inform their friendfl
And tho Public Gonorally
That they can be found at the
An-i aro alwaws ready to furnish good
Board and Lodging
AT MODERATE PRICES.
The undersigned takes pleasure in announc
ing to the general public that they have opon
ed a FIRST CLASS HOTEL in tho building
known jus The Golden Eagle,
Canyon City, - - - - Oregon,
Where you can find the
North of Portland,
Aro all new, and the rooms nave been furnish
ed njw throughout.
Bonn!, $). per week; 1. per day
Meals, 50 cen is.
Segerdaiil it Roberts, Proprietors.
PRAIRIE CITY, OREGON,
J. IL Ilardnian, Proprietor.
The accommodations at the above Hotel are
-nod, and every csro will be taken to make
ue.'! fpo! at homo.
SlcJ-CInnjforlab'e bede, and as good . a tah'e
tho oia-ket affords furnished at reasonable
Port Harney, Oregon
X. OIjIVEK, Proprietor.
Having completed my Hotel
I am prepared to 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 V. Cleaver has
just removed to her new Build
ing on Main Street, Praire
City, where she is opening out
a line assortment of Ladies and
Misses 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
MORE 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 Yalley, Grant
County. Jjsg2 Accommoda
tions a speciality. Reasonable
prices. Give us a call, ff
Havi iig purchased the full interest
formerly held by T. W. Poindexter
in the Copartnership Business of
Poindexter & Clark, all persons in
debted to said firm are hereby noti
fied to call and settle with the un
dersigned without delay.
n29-33 W. H. CLARK. .
.railroads. r rom all that we can
hear and read, we ara led to believe
that this .section of country, that is
Eastern Oregon and Washington Terri
tory is about to be supplied with rail
Col. Walcott the gentleman in
charge of the surveying party that we
noticed some time ago as being engaged
in surveying a ruute for a railroad from
Ogden, the terminal point of the Union
Pacific, to the Columbia river, was in
town a few days ago. Although a very
quiet and unconmunicative kind of a
gentleman, enough was learned to say
that the route through Grant, Raker
and Wasco counties to the Columbia
river has been found to be a good, prac
tical one. This is an extension of the
Union Pacific, which is destined in
time to make its terminus on the Pacif
ic ocean, but for many years it will re
main at the Dalles.
Should the Union Pacific build this
road, it has been hinted to us that the
Central Pacific will most likely build a
road, starting from some point on their
line and run up through Grant and
Umatilla counties, in order to carry off
the products of that section direct to
San Francisco. Then we have the ru
mor that the O. R. it N". Co. will build
a road from "Walla Walla to the Dalles,
and the Northern Pacific on the other
side of tho river from Ainsworth to this
Now, with all these railroads in con
temptation, we do not expect to see
one of them built from here to the Cas
cades until the other portions of the
route are finished, for the reason that
the cost permilo would be from three
or four times greater than any other
division of the road for the same dis
tance. It is roughly guessed that it
will cost on average fifty thousand dol
lars per mile.
Tsie river from The Dalles to the Cas
cades is always at a good boating stage,
if we except from one to six weeks dur
ing the months of January and Febru
ary, when it is frozen over; but which
wo believe could readily be kept open
with the aid of an ice boat. From this
point barges could h . loaded and towed
down to the Cascades, or, when the
locks aro completed, on down to Port
land or Astoria, there to be placed into
ships and carried to foreign mar
Among the elephants that swing
i around the circle with Forepuagh is
one known as Dick. This yuhg mon
st r got to sulking at Lancaster, N. II.,
the other night, and refused to trot
along with the others. Young Adam
Forepaugh, the old man Adam's son,
rode up to Dick and gently tapped him
with his riding whip. Dick lunged for
the lad and unhorsed him. Adam was
stunned by the fall and lay but a few
feet from the enraged beast, whose ter
rible bellowing indicated that he was
thoroughly aroused. It seemed impos
sible for any one to resoue young Fore
paugh. The keepers and trainers knew
that the least motion would hasten the
boy's death, and so stood speechless and
aghast. But old JBetts, tho monster
elephant of the herd, acting with won
derful human impulse, ran with a speed
that seemed incredible, considering her
enormous bulk, .md threw the force of
her four tons weight against the side of
the advancing and murderous Dick.
The shock of the colliding elephants was
fearful, upsetting bad Dick and throw
ing him on his side. Quick as a flash
Forepaugh's son was upon his feet.
Old Betts threw down her trunk at the
sigoal, just as she does in the perform
ance, and lifted her master upon her
head. Every time the recreant Dick
arose he was met by 8000 pounds of ele
phant flesh against his ribs, until he lay
down and trumptcd signals of distress
in acknowledgement of defeat.
Commissioner of Clakatncs county,
Jacob Bauer, died recently. The va
cancy will be filled by the next term of
The Pendleton Independent says:
On Saturday morning last, Sheriff Sper
ry, asis his custom when dangorous pris
oners are confined in the jail instituted a
search for any implement to escape with
which might be concealed in tho jail.
In the stove, under the ashes, and wrap
ped in a wet rag, he found a wooden
key, almost tin exactjeouuterpart of the
key that unlocks the jail door, and in
various parts of the room he found
three knives filed into saws and a nail
which had been made into a gimlot,
with which they bad made the wooden
key. He immediately took possession
of the articles, to the sorrow of the
prisoners, Wilson and Campbell, who
were under a three years sentence each
to the penitentiary. By Saturday
night they would have had all arrange
ments completed, and Sunday morning
Sheriff Speny would have found his
birds gone. By this time, if he has had
no bad luck, they are safely caged.
Our county jail, is, as an ex-Senator of
this county, once said, "in a bad state of
polygamy." The walls are about one
foot thick, formed by nailing hoards
one on top of the other, and on the in
side there are spaces of about an inch
between the boards all around, where
any small instrument like a saw could
be bidden safely. The wails on the in
side should be hard finished, so that
when prisoners attempt to dig into it to
hide anything it will be easily discover
ed. There were only 16 candidates for
councilmen at the late election in Van
couver. When we consider that only
three were to be elected, the numoer is
amply sufficient to supply the wants.
A most horrible etory is published in
the Seattle paper. On the evening of
the 5th a Mr. Post discovered a babe a
few hours old, which had been thrown
into a privy vault, probably to hide the
shamoofits mother. The authorities
are endeavoring to bring the guilty par
ties to justice.
Capt. P. Collins, of Co. A, 21st In
fantry, stationed at Fort Boise was
killed Monday Nov. 10; the horses of
the post ambulance in w hich ho was
riding, running away and smashing tho
Hillsboro is without a city marshal.
Here is a chance for somebody.
The chess mania has reached Hillsboro,
and some of the citizens have got it
Mr. Wilson, Nehalcm settler, has
found a vein of coal which he guaran
tees to be ten feet in thickness.
Mr. Chas. Wade, of Clackamas Co.,
comes to the front with a potato weigh
ing within a fraction of five ponnds.
S. Cummins has tendered his resigna
ion as postmaster at Tualatin. Mrs.
Love is an adplicant for the position.
Hon. Thos. Scott, of Washington
county, near Ames Chapcll, fell from a
adder while picking apples, one day
ast week, receiving sonic severe inju
Hillsboro Independent says: Wm.
Anderson left his cabin on the Lewis
dace the other day to do some ditching
and when ho returned found a $10
The Independent say-': Mr. Koehler
and one or two other West Side R. R.
officials stopped at che station the other
day and appeared to be looking for a
spot to build a station house. We sin
cerely hope that early steps will be j
aken by tho company in this direc-
Afire in Ionia, Michigan, Oct. 2Gth,
caused a loss of $30,000.
A fire in Cincinnati, Ootobef 22nd,
caused a loss of $20,000.
Hauck's store store. Cincinnati, burn
ed Oct. 23d. Loss, $4,000.
John Neil, uged 60, was killed at a
ailroad crossing near Toronto, Oct.
A jSTice Fiuuii A Denver, Cold
rado, dispatch, under date of the 8th,
says: Sydney A. Grantj late of Cin
cinnati, and A. F. Wilson were arrest
ed to day for conducting a fraudulent
scheme through the mails under tho
name of "The Denver Land Company,"
and were taken before a United States
commissioner. Thev waved esamina
tiou and were committed to bonds
which have uot yet been given and
probably will goto jail. The sehemtf
was planned in Cincinnati. SterreotvDn
plates were prepaaod and have already
been inserted in eight hundred first class
newspapers and periodicals in the north
ern, eastern and middle Slates. Grant
came to Denver to secure laud for tho'
purpose and bought nearly a. thousand
acres in tho sand hills fortv miles north
of Denver, which was platted and re
corded as North Denver. Although
known here but eight days, a perfect
avalanche of mail is coming for S. A.
Grant and the 'Denver Land Company.'
Tho fraud was denounced by locaf news
papers and bitterly condemned by citi
zens. Postmasters reported to tho de
partment and last night received ordors
to deliver no registered letters and pay
no money orders to Grant The at rest
va3 made by special agent IT. Hall;
Spcoial agent Fuaay is also here and
asks a department order withholding
The furniture factory of Trosbudj
Chicago, burned Oct. 2Gth. Loss, $15,
000. Wellcr & Henry, the well known
meat dealers of Baker City, annourice
the following price: All steak at G
cents, with the exception of choice cuts,
which will be S cents; boiling beef, 3
to 5 cents.
The Coining mill of the Oriential
Powder Company, at Gorhain, Maine,
exploded Oct. 27th. A man named
Stocks was killed.
T. Edison, nephew of the American
idventor, died in Paris, where he recent
ly arrived to superiutend his nnclc'a
The McKendric church of the Meth
odist Church South, Nashqille, Tenn.f
was cousumed by fire, Oct. 2Gth
Loss, $3G,000. Insured for $25,000.
The south Staffordshire, England,
naihnakers have resolved to strike.
The intorests of 2S,000 men are invol
ved in the movement.
The German Orphan Aslum near
Rose Hill, a suburb of Chicago, burned
Oct. 2Gth. Loss, $20;000. All the"
Thirty additional cases of yellow fd
ver are reported in Memphis, Oct. 23d.
l!hc New York Chamber of Commerce
Up to October 27th, the silver dol
lars coined amount to 814,453,000, of
which $12,221,000 arc in circulation,
Seven men were killed by an accident
to tho hoisting apparatus at St. Helen
Colliery, Lancaster. England, October
The miners of the two largest collier
ies in the neighborhood of Mans, Bel
gium, have resolved to strike.
A general aesumvtion of business has
taken place in Memphis. Only case of
yellow fever was reported October
The gold mines of Georgia are said to
produce not less than $1,000,000 bull
ion per month.
Adams & Ray's shoddy mill, Phila.,-
buanG(l 0n tb niIlt of Oct. lGth,
A recent lire m the town Ot Azura
West India, destryyed 100 houses and
stores. Loss, 8200,000.
About 100 feet of the big St. Louis
bridge on the liew Orleans tfc Mobile R.-R.-,
was burned Oct. 24th.
A foot of snow fell in some parts of
Ontario, Oct. 26th, doing great damage
to fruit and shado trees.
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