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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 3, 1880)
VOL. 1. NO. 39.
CANYON CUT, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1S80.
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Pill ) FKSS J 0 N A L C A 1 X D 3 .
C. W. Parukh.
A.TTOKXEY AT LAW
Canyon Crrv, Oukoon".
M. L. OLalSTEAI),
"ATTORNEY AT LA V.
Canyon City, Okkho.w
(ii:o. . CiniuKY.
JCanyon City, Oukcon.
Attorney- ai. Law,
Canyon City. Oregon.
F. C. HORSLEV. M D.
Gkaduate or the itmveusitvof im:nn
nylvanin, April 8, 1S-1S.
Canyon City, Orcein.
Office in his Dmg Store, 3Ma!n
Street Orders for Drugs promtly filled
r i ... r t ti.. r.ii..,i
2so professional patronage y Mcited
unless directions aie s'rietlv fallowed-
J. W. HOWARD, M. P.,
Oaki'ox City, Grant Co., Okhgon.
0. M. D0DS0N, M. D.,
N. H. BOLEY,
T DE3 3NT TIS F,
j-Pental Booms, Opposite th-.. cthodist
Canyon City, Oregon.
G. I. IIAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY, OllEGON.
O -A. 3NT "52T
3XT O X 1 "52"
The best of Milk furnished to
the citizens of Canyon City ev
2ry nio-ning, by the gallon or
quart; at .reasonable rates.
U JJU1J.1 UXJ
N. Kulison, A. II. Ghotii.
Canyon City, Oregon,
E.TJLIS0N & GR0TH, - - Proprietors
Bog leave to inform their fricnd3
And tlio Pnlilic Generally"
That they can bo found at the-
And aro alwaws ready to furnish good
Board and Lodging
AT MODERATE PRICES.
Tho undersigned ta&08 pleasure in announc
ing to the general public thattbey bavo opon
ei a FIRST CLASS HOTEL in tho building
known as The Golden Eagj.e,
Canyon City, - - - - Oregon,
Where you can find the
North of Portland,
37 23. o cJL &
Are ail new, ad tho rooms have been furnish
ed now throi'ithcu.
Board, 5. per week; 1. per day
Ideals, 50 cen is.
Se(! K!tiAilL & PvottKKTS, Proprietors.
PUAlUIi: CITV, OllEGON,
J. 1L Ilardiuan, Proprietor.
Tho accommodaMorH t tbo above Hotel arc
zrm.il, and evhry euro wtll be taken to make
U7ti feel a' bora?.
fcS-Comfnr'ab'e bed, n d :s cood b
a tbo u'irkot alTrdd furnished at reasonable
Fort Karnsy, Oregon.
Having fonipleted my Hotel
1 am prepared to entertain the
travdino public with care and
comfort. The table is supplied
with the best the market allords.
The beds are neat and clean.
P L O U It 1 N 0 M ILLS,
J O HE II K A I) & (JbEAVEll
Manufacturers and dealers in
Hour of the Best Brand, Gra
ham Flour. Corn Meal, Shorts,
Bran and Peed. For a
' Superior Article
of flo i J u ii"0 the Strawberry
Mills. These Mills are located
sWawLerrv Valiev, in the
. . ,
upper John Day Vallej'. tyrant
tions a speciality. Reasonable
prices. Give us a call. gE2Sf
DALLES AND DAK ICR CITY
Yaile & Co., Proprietors.
Departs from Canyon City for The
Dalles and Daker City, Daily.
Arrives from the same points, Daily.
K. C. Wjlliamson, Sup't.
CANYON CITY & McDEDMIT
FRANK McBEAJi, - - Proprietor
Departs from Canyon City
on Monday, Thursday, and Sat
urday of each week.
Arrives at Canyon City on
Sunday, Wednesday and Pri-
I day of each week.
AS IT IS NOW, AND ITS
It is the purpose in this article to
furnish tho ieadets of the NTews with a
concise statement of what Grant Coun
ty is, upon every material point, con
cerning which those who contemplate a
removal westward usually seek to be in
formed. Details will be entered iuto
fully than has been the case in any pre
vious article of like character, and We
ask a careful, candid, peril il of it, giv
ing the reader assurance that every
statement therein made is warranted by
the facts and the public records. We
fchall at first consider the County as
a whole, and follow with the historical
and statistical information of each town
nr. . .. . ., rv
Y IILTlSilUKSK. UrKiUVr
EditoiiNews: At your re
peated solicitation, I will en
deavor to give you a brief de
scription of this beautiful place.
I say brief, because there is
but little to write about that
would be of interest to your
Whifcehorse, better known to
the reading public as Camp C,
P Smith, is situated within a
stones throw of the eastern
boundary line of Grant Coun
ty, and about twenty miles
from the southern line. Juti
south and a little west of the re
mains of the abandoned Camp,
is the beautiful and famous
Whitehors-? Ranch, with it's
rich, productive soil and exten
sive meadows, where smoothly
Hows the waters of Whltehorse
and Willow creeks, giving life
mid beauty for miles around.
Hie soil is well adapted to
the cuhure of barley, wheat
and like grain. Although farm-ino-
is carried on to a very small
extent, there is no excuse why
larisc crops should not be rais
ed, for the yield of that which
is annually sown is far above
the average California acreage.
This with the enormous price
for which barley sells, I con
sider a great inducement for
some enterprising man to en
gage quite extensively in farm
in f There is also another
great advantage that this place
has ever many other localities.
That is, it is free from the pest
ulent ravages of that abomin
able insect the cricket that
waves the flag of destruction
over it's advancing multitude
and lays waste the fruits of the
labor of the sturdy and faith
ful farmer. Here is a safe in
vestment. Let some energetic
farmer put in a large crop of
barley and he is sure to find
sale for it at a good price. The
supply has never exceeded the
demand, and very seldom they
equal. This season it is unusu
ally scarce and highC Between
Forts McDemitt and Harney,
a distance of over 150 miles,
there is no barley for sale, and
at the former place they de
mand the exorbitant price of 6
cents per pound and of course
Ithe price will raise as the Win-
; ter advances. There are many
hundreds of acres that can be
put under cultivation and an
abundance of water for irrigat
ing. Besides the cultivation of
barley there are many kinds of
vegetables that would yield a
handsome profit. The soil is
admirably adapted to raising
potatoes, cabbage, turnips and
in fact all kinds of vegetables.
The potatoes are the most profit
able and next the rutabega and
Dutch green leaf turnip, both
of which grow to an enormous
size and will not decompose for
many months, if not frozen.
The mountains around White
horse and vicinity shovv' every
indication of rich ledges of gold
and silver. Hid beneath the
shade of some rugged, tower
ill"- blllfTof granite, deep, down !
in some unknown cavern, or
uncovered on the mountain
side, lay bonanzas of the rich
est type, that will some day
make another "Bonanza King."
Granite ledges of the most
beautiful kind can be found in
a great many places and I am
informed that it is a strong in
dication of gold. There are al
so many indications of good
placer mines, but have
never bi:eu prospected
to any extent. Heretofore this
place, as well as many others,
has not had proper attention.
It's advantages have never been
put before the public and until
within the last year the mails
were slow and irregular. Then
we had no
"Graiit Couiity News"
to represent us and no oiie
who would giuc any encourage
ment to settlers to come, nor
offer any inducements for the
traveling public to come this
way. Now we are ably reprc
sented by the "News" and in
stead of the slow uncertain
weekly mail, we have a tri
weekly that is always on hand
and makes good time. Great
praise is due to Jas. F. Brown
Esq , of the firm of Jas. Brown
& Bro. for his untiring labors in
building up this place and the
enterprising spirit he has shown
in the management of the Mc
Dermitt division of the McDor
mitt and Canyon City
Every inducement is now offer
ed to the traveling public and if
they would take advantage of I
this route it would save them
considerable time on their jour
ney to Sacramento and San
Francisco. Cattle raising is
the leading business of this
place, as well as most of East
ern Oregon and Northern Ne
vada. This is the headquarters
of Messrs. Todhunter& Devine
who have made many improve
ments under the genial and
efficient foreman D. M. Dur
Subscribe now for the News.
South Foiut, GuaNt Co., Ogn,
EuiTor. jS"ews: ly your invitatiori
to the eiti-ens of tho different precinct
of the County, to furnish history and
description of their respeefciva district
I herewith send what I know of my
(South Fork precinct.) Embracing
the territory botweoo the mountains otl
the north anu south of th John Day
river, and ironi Cumminga' bridge to
Cott nwood creek, bein about sixty
miles from uorth to sou'h,and fourteen
miles from c ist to west, containing 8-iU
or more square miles The highest
slopes of the mountains beii g covered
with Umber, the lower slopes carpeted
with splendid bunch grass, tho rocky
spots with sage brush, and the triio ta
ble lands with gras-, weeds, tanzies and
wild Hovering plants of many varieties:
Furnishing according to area as find
grass lands, abundant m there is in
Eastern Oregon, which is attostad by
the splendid b mds. of beef cattle being
now driven away to market, and by the
line herds of sheep, in buch fat condi
tion scattered among tho hills and along
tho mdches to the very summit of the
mountains. And there u room
FEED FOU THOUSANDS
upon thousand more and no exagger
ation. The entire country drained, by
the south Fork of John Day river id
within our precinct, and tne only Occu
pants thereon so fir as I know are Har
lison and Tavl n near the head of tho
river, Stuart.. Vanatir and P. C Daviu
on Murdere r's creek. ICuhn and Fish
el in South Fork Basin. J. M. Young,
Charts lldey, E. Lester and J. W.
Greenwell occupying the lands near"
the mouth of said streim, and if tbtf
lands therein embraced were in any of
the older States it would not be twelvj
months before thro would be scores of!
.settler. j.nd hui'dreds ot stock more
thor-M-n. The lands now farmed bo -der
on the main river and on the South
Fork wiiiiin a mile and half of tho'
mouth (if the latter. The farms com
mencing below Cum mings' bridge on
the main river, are owned and worked
by M Kevis. A. Aldrich, Murray
Bros., E. C Officer, E. Lester, S. Wil
liams, G. Bruckett, Oi P. Snider, Tj '
liyland, Meltobtrson, J. N. Brackctt;
J V. Lewis, Lyman Perkius and L.-Wood-".
All of which produce abun
dant crops of grain where the neces
ftary ditches fur irrigating are properly
attended o and the necessary labor per
formed to gft the lands plowed and
seeded early in the Spring, but where
ihe brush has been cleared away and
the laud seeded to gras, from H to 3
tons of splendid hay can be cut yearly .
with line green grass for milch enw
during the Fall and early Winter.
The land on
THE SOUTH FOB ft
worked by, KM. Young, C. Riloy, J
W. Greenwell and E. Lssfcr is cer
tainlv tl. i liuot i r as fine cor.i land a3
there is in Eastern Oregon; and as to
vegetables no land as far north on this
continent will excel them when proper
ly cultivated as witnessed by the mauy
loads sold by C. lliley this Fall iron
his well cultivated little farm,-and as to
corn J. M. Young's crib and fat hog?
will attest. Tne yield of oats, barley'
and wheat for the precinct averaged be
tween 30 and 40 bushels p r acre
Twelve thousand bushels has been
tliresherj this year by Mclloberson &
Kimble's machine, principally oats
As wc haver no mill, neither grist nor
saw mill under 32 mile.?, therefore we
raise wheat only to supply our own de
mand.- And just here I would say the
lack of mills is one of the great draw
backs we have to contend with, 32
miles to the east and 100 to the west
is the gap between the flouring mills,
30 to east and 30 to west is the gap be--tweeo
the .saw mills, and we have the
lands (valley and table) to supply a no,
one flouring milL With the best o
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