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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1880)
VOL. 1. NO. 4G.
CANYON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1880.
TERMS: $3. PER YEAR.
C. W. PARRIsn,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon Citv, Oregon.
pi. L. OLMSTEAD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Oiiegox,
Geo. B. Cukuey,
Canyon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. IIOrlSLEY,M 1).
frUA.DU.VTK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENN-
pylvania, April 8, 1S-IS.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Office in his Drug Store, M:i'n
Street. Orders for Drugs promtly filled.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions ai o s'riotlv followed
J. W. 1 COWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Oregon.
O.M. D0D302T, H. D.,
2jTiviario City, - Qs""-
D S T I S T,
TWiil Roogb, Opp-ssitQ tb. ftt'aodist
Canyon City, Oueoon.
0. T. IIAZELTINE,
3P Xx o v o 3: X c, ip la o ,
CANYON CITY, oni:aoN
Kcsidonco--Jchn Day. Grant Coun
t. c ii v )':.
ATTORNEY AND Ol'NST.l.OR AT LAW,
Baker City, Oregon.
Office corncy of Court Avenue snd
John Day City, - -
Would reppectfully solicit a sharo of
the patronage of the citizens of John
Xy and surrounding country.
MAIN STREET, JOHN DAY, OREGON.
IIL BETSCHAN k
Announce that they have re
ceived a full and well assorted
which they offer
Having bought for Cash we
ore prepared to sell our Goods
( ;heaper than they were ever
I.efore sold in this Market.
Canyon City, Jan. 16. 1880.
N. Rulisok, A. II. Groth.
Canyon City, Oregon,
RTJLISOK & GEOTH, - - Proprietors
Ucg leave to inform their friendj
And tho Public Generally1
Tht they can be found at tho
And are alvraws rcaij to furnish good
Board and Lodging
AT .MODERATE PRICES.
GOLDEN EAGLE HOTEL,
Canyon City, Oregon.
The undersigned takes pleasure in
announcing to his Patrons arid the geu-
oral public that after a trial of nearly a
year, he feels confident of success in
I shall endeavor to gaiu tbc esteem
cf my guests, and give them their mou
Terms of Board ami Lodjinr, Invar
Board and lodging.por single d:iy,$l:50.
" without lodging,per single day, 1.
Board and Iodizing, per week, 7.
without lodging, per week, $5.
JOHN S KG EIll) A IIL, Proprietor.
PRAIRIE CITY, OREGON,
J. IL ITardnian, Proprietor.
The Bccosimods'iona at tho aboro Hotel are
gooil, and crorj oars will b taka to make
guests feci at borne.
jI53fCouifortab!e lcdo, tad na good ?. itblt
as the m&rkst afTWda furnishad at rcieosablc
Fort Harney, Oregon.
Having completed my note!
I am prepared to entertain the
traveling public with care and
comfort. The table is supplied
with the best the market attbrds.
The beds are neat and clean.
DALLES AND BAKER CXTf
Yaile & Co., Proprietors.
Depart from Canyon City for Tho
Dalles and Baker City, Daily.
Arrives from tho same points, Daily.
R. 0. Williamson, Sup't.
CANYON CITY & McDERMIT
FRANK HeBEAN, - - Proprietor
Departs from Canyon City
on Monday, Thursday, and Sat
urday of each week.
Arrives at Canyon City on
Sunday, Wednesday and Fri
day of each week.
Put up expressly for Family
Use, in three pound cans.
Warranted, finer, better and
cheaper than the Imported To
matoes, By G. W. Houston,
Canyon City, Oregon. For
sale by Phil. Metschan fc Go.,
Gundlach & Bro and the Proprietor,
In aoawer to Eastern correspondents
too numeroug to address personally, wo
will try aad condense answers to
their question! into a short letter to
them in this form. Western Oregon
haa a very mild and oven climato, tho
thermometer rarely falling to zero and
rarely rising above 90. In Eastern
Oregon the range is wider, fay from 15
below to 100 above zero. Suow usu
ally falls in both "Western and East
ern Oragon every Winter, but dees not
coutinue on tho ground more than a few
days in Western and a few weeks
moat in Eastern Oregon. Cattle Win.
tcr in both sections without other food
than grows in the pastures. Thra is
however such a variety of climatoJ ac
cording to the location, whethor ou tho
sea const, in the vallevs of the interior,
or on tho sided and in the canyons of
tho CaoiNtde range, that any mtn can
bo suited with rxaclly tho kind ho like,
Biiywhero betweeu tho mildest and best
on tho continent, and the ruggedncss of
Lapland. AVe wiite from whero snow
cannot lay buyoud x few days in ihc se
verest Winter and whero vro have seen
but a dozen onowy days in five years,
yot could look from our window upon
perpetual mow, but for intervening
buildings. Government land enn bo
got under homcatcad and pre-emption
law all over tho country from within
ten miles of this citv to the tops of the
mountains, and away eastward towerd
Idaho aud northward to the British
lino. Somo is within "railroad limits,"
whero but eighty acres can be home-
steaded, rnd somo beyond, where t!u
head of a family can take up 1 GO acres.
Ex-soldiers can tuke 1G0 anywhere.
Some of it is timbered, some is brush
land, eoino open prairio, bouio hilly,
every varioty, in fact, that could bo do-
sired, except steriie, rocky or worthless
land yet this can be had by climbing
the mountains. There hns heeti some
difficulty in the way of obtaining work
easily and readily as a farm bond in
Winter, but in Summer all can find
work, in fact there is no country in the
world where a poor man, with vim and
ambition ean so reauilv hotter hia con
dition, as in Oregon. A new impetus
to railroad building will mako the cer
tainty of labor gronter in futuje than
it has been in the past. We doubt if
an honest man over suffered for want
of work in Oregon, though here as else
where, there are those who eternally
'want work" without getting it. The
opportunities for cattle and shoep farm
ing are still gc )d, though the rapid set
tlement of the frontier country is like
ly soon to interfere with tho business.
Farming proper is moro certain and
proStabio in Oregon, than in any of the
Western States, as th& climatic condi
tions do not produce ctoims, sudden
changes, frosts, or scourges of any
kind to damage crops. Tlio only nota
ble instance of tha kind was a partial
lo3.s ot tho vl'6'iw crop in a fow sections
from rust once in thirty years. Indi
ans aro no more of a bugbear in the
farmer's way in Oregon than in Con
necticut,) unless ho chooses to go be-
vonu r.il others a.nd anion"? thctw.
Plenty of government land can be ob
tained where one would never boo an
Indian. Farm products bring as good
prices on tho avorage at Portland as
they do in Chicago, Milwaukee or St.
Louis. Fraits of ull kinds grow in the
greatest profusion, astonishing to East
ern people. Improved farms are held
at from 0" 50 to $75 per aero, accord
in to location, character, improve--mente,
fer.coB, buildings, etc. Beo.
The Pacific Mail Co. have announced
a war of raiea to San Francisco for pas
sengers and freights. From and af
ter to-day rate for passage will be $75
for firstclass and $35 for steerage. In
opposition the railroad companies offer
the following rates: First class, 3100;
second class, $75: third class, 45.
When you aoa a bov diiobcuint aud
disrespectful to his parents, mean to
brothers nud biutors, eriud lo animals,
aod given to lying ju-. for tha fun of it,
it is not always a sure sign ihat he is
going into businaja with, the devil, but
a pretty sufo cue.
"When you e a girl kinking bor
front hair, und fuofiiisr her time awov
while hor mothe r ia doinj hcusbold,
you may coaclude tbac the man Ttho
splices with rht girl will be one of the
worst fooled individuals you ever saw.
Wl ien you soo an old bioheior, who
ought to b3 squaring up his accounts
and gotliug ready for a funeral eutor
taimuput, railing at womankiuil, vou
may conclude that it ia u sort of sour
apple revenge for soroo oi? tho vigorous
kicking he recaived in the das ofuuld
When you see maiden advanced iu
yonrj turning up hrr nnsrd ornament
at tho lors of crcafiou you mny cor.
cludo she hns given up nil hopes of
capturing a lord for hav uvn use.
When vou see a mt4i: surf-kiini
around saying unkind things ubtmt ev-
rybody else you may conclude that ho
is mad became everybody olao is not as
mean as he is.
When you see married people psiiie
ulai ly conspieiousi in their endoaTinrnfe
in public you caji conclude thjvk there
would bo room fr a four-ver-old tie
phant between them wlien at liome.
When you see an old siinnor put on
new robes und pluy the ml o Hnint
you v.Mid not conclude that tht devil h
going out of business.
When you poe tho various ohristiati
denominations ouit lioirt'iiiir nwav at
oach other and unitint: in their battle
; gainst tha devil you cau conclu-fo
that that distinguished iudividual won't
have as soft a thing of it as he now
When you see a man bat hia eyrs,
gmack h's lips and look wise, it is not
positive evidence that ho ia a lineal de
scendant of Solomau.
When you see a man croaking and
growling and grumbling at everything
around him it is not benevolent to wish
that a vacant place in his family ceme-
try wan filled, but it is natural.
Why Sei,f-Made Men ahe Mohe
Apt to Succeed. Self-made men aro
more -certain than others of success in
life for tho reason that, bo to speak,
aro more thoroughly mado that is to
say, with them the formation of charac
ter is moro solid because it is the result
of severe discipline, of a determined
will, of a .settled purpose. It is not the
mere accumulation of tho teachings of
others, to which, too often, only a lazy
and drowsy attention has been given.
The folf-made man starts at the bottom,
lie has not only io learn by himself
how to ascend the steep and rugged
staira before him, but he haa to rack
his brain how to construct the ttoirs
themselves by which he shall ascend.
Hence he understands more accurately
than another all the conditions of suc
cess. IIi3 attentions become more fixed.
His thouuhts are habitually concentra
ted on whatever he undertakes. Ilin
judgement is matured by the necessi
ty imposed upon him for its constant
e.;eroiso. lie in vrury and watchful, aud
robuatin all hia being, as the gymanast
by oontant exercise excels in the de
velopment of muscle. Hence it is thai
tho community feel greater confidence
in self-mudo men. There ii a common
feeling tha3 ho who has succeeded
against great oddfl, who haa made his '
mark where thos possessed of raanv
advantages over hia have failed to
make theirs, must poesess in himself re
markable elements of aucefss. And the
community is right- The self-made
men ae on the whole the safest to be
intrusted witn great undertakings.
The stuff of -which they are made has
been found to be of the durable kind.
A Man Shot. On Moud&y after
uoou ut Cciilo, a man named Scofcty
Sharp acoidently or inUutioi ally, says
th Mountaineer, shot a man nasied
James 2iIoNTar, tho ball striking him
in the hit breast, a short distance
abovo the heart. It appears the men
had bueu drinking and, at the time of
the abooting, woro skylarking. Mc
Xear was brought to town the same"
e-veuing and vras taken to the Dulled
House, whuro he liea io a very tritical
oti-idiiiou, -with the ohances of recover-
iug aaint him. McNe&r is about 27
yoars old and has beeki employed as
cook ou thi steamer John Gates.
Scotty was eo!; arrosted at last ac-
LanI) Office Business. A visit to
tho JLjrtn(i 0mco ftt tha Dli!,t3 coaled
tho fact that a lari;o amount of land is
being taken up, tho majority nf which
is ia that section of tha county lying
butwctfn tho Desohutea anfl John Day
rivjir-?. The following is the amount
taken this mouth up t Wednesday at?
11 o'clock A. 51.: 33 timber culture
cl.iims, 5,7b0 acre; 44 prj-emption
claims, 7,0-10 cres; 10 homestead ap
plication, 2,t09 acres, besides two cash
entries. The larger number of pcoplo
tnkii.g land arc irom Walla AYalla, "W,
The Monumental Mine. And
now came the defendant, Sum Parrish,
laet Sunday, says the East Oregon iao,
and p'aced in Wells, Fargo & Co's of
fice in this town, two silver bricks,
worth Si, 277 29 and 81,304 Gl- He
reports the mill was broken down, for"
the last two weeks, they have had to
band all tho pulley with tire iron, as
oao and another gav out almost every
day. Sam is sanguine that the mill
will ruti after awhile, and a.ys things
muat quit broakiug brfore long, and
then he will put iu an appearance onco
a week vith bullion.
Jo.iqtdn Miller was at Barnum'a Ifo
e', Bftltimoie, a few weeks ago. He
wiore a friend in Nw Jersy, and end
ed the letter: '"Come and see me when-
aver you can; I urn at Barnum's." The
friend, who dors not appear to have
been familiar with Baltimore, auswer
ed: "I am sorrv vou have commoncocl
exhibiting yoursalf. If you had stuck
to literature you would have made your
mark and fortune. Whereabouts is
the show now V
The city editor of t!s Leader has
sued a man for 200 for money loaned.
Two hundred dollars 1 A city editor !
Monoy to loan ! Why, what are 7
Bloss our souls, this looks ! Thore
is neod of investigation here. Des
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The Blaineites claim Illinois against
all othur caudidatos.
TheNutumal Democratic Committee
meets in Washington, on the 23d.
Wdiaeu have a right to vote for
school ollkors in Now York hereaf
ter. C- C. Barrow, charged -with robbing
the mails at Larimie, has been acquit
ted. The workingmen of San Francisco1
have notified the- Mission "Woolen Milte
to dischc?ge their Chinamen