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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1880)
VOL. 2. NO. 3.
CANYON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 24. 1880.
TERMS: S3. PER YEAR.
(Brant Cotmtn Hankcs?
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Hotels
C. W. Parried:.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Oregon.
M. L. OLMSTEAD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Ouegon,
? Geo. B. Cukrey,
Attorney Xia vv",
Canyon City, Oregon.
Attorney at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. II0RSLEY,M D.
Graduate of the umversity of penn
sylvania, April 8, ISIS.
Canyon City, Oregon.
Office in his lrug Store, Ma:n
Street Orders for Drugs promtly filled.
No professional patronage solicited
unless directions :uc srictly followed.
J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Oregon.
0. M. B0DS01I, I! D.,
N. II . BOIiEY,
Dental rouns first door south of
I)r Howard's Drug Store.
Canyon City. Oregon.
G. I. 1IAZELTINE,
CANYON CITY. OREGON.
Residence--John Day, Grant Ccun
Announce that they have re
ceived a full and well assorted
vMeli they offer
Ha vi no; bought for Cash we
cie prepared to sell our Goods
Cheaper than thoy were ever
l;efore sold in this Market.
Canyon City, Jan. 1G. 1SS0.
The cheapest place to "buy
PAS NTS, OILS,
Is at Sam. Sired's, opposite
the M. E. Church, Canyon
City, Oregon. nl2tt.
HOWARD & COJBB
JOHN DAY CITY,
V.e keep the best qualities of
TEAL, CORNED BEEE,
PORK, HAM, BACON
Constantly on hand and for sale at the
LOWEST MABKET BATES.
John Day Oct, 30th, 1879.
N. Rulison, A. II, Groth.
Canyon City, Oregon,
RULISON & GROTH, - - Proprietors
Beg leave to inform tboir friends
And tho Public Generally
That they can bo found at tho
And are alwaws ready to famish good
Board and Lodging
AT MODERATE PRICES.
A fire and burglar proof safe has
been placed in the house for tiie accom
modation of guests.
PRAIRIE CITY, OREGON,
J. IL Ilardnian, Proprietor.
Tho accommodation? t the above Jlotol aro
gn..i, osd rtvery caro will bo taken to tnako
gti'5 at homo.
;jl:'vr;niDfor!n,e bedp, and as good a tnole
as iha marhat afTjrda furnished at reaBonablo
Fort Harney, Oregon.
W. W. JOH3TSOa Proprietor.
Ilaving completed my Hotel
I am prepared to entertain the.
traveling public wth care and
comfort. The table is supplied
with the best the market affords.
The beds are neat and clean.
DALLES AND BAKER OUT
Yaile & Co., Proprietors.
Depart. from Canyon City Tor ThM
Dil'os iuu Baker City, Daily.
Airivo.s from tlo sninc points, Daily.
IX. ('. AVlIJilAMSON, Sup't.
CANYON CITY & McDiGRMIT
Departs from Canyon City
on jMonday, Thursday, and Sat
urd.'iy of each week.
Arrives &t Canyon City on
Sunday, Wednesday and Fri
day of each week.
rp tri pf
Proprietors of the
John Day MWK Ranch
Will furnish the people of John Day
and Canyon Cities with milk by the
gallon or quart.
34-Wfc sell the host of milk, and our
charges are reasonable.
J UN WOCLSEV.
WOOLSEY & HOUSMAX,
rpIIE BAR is supplied with puro Wines and
Liquors, Beer. Alo, Bitters and Cigars.
FINE BILLIARD TABLES
In the Saloon. &Givo us a call.
T Y T.
JL A. XJ
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 & Co.,
Qundlach & Bro and the Pro
Valleys East of the Cascades.
Below we give a list of the valleys
situated in Eastern Oregon and "Wash
ington. The list is by no means com
plete, as there are many small t'racs of
land surrounded by hills or mountains
which are good ainicultural lands, that
have not been favored with a name:
Josephine, 25 miles long, 4 wide;
population 500. '
Klumath, 50 long, 15 wide; people,
JoIiq Day, SOlong, 10 wide; people,
Willow creek, 30 long, 8 wid1; peo
Birch creek, 20 long, 6, wide; people
Umatilla, 20 long, 25 wide; people,
Pine creek, 10 long, 15 wide; people,
Grand Hondo, 20 long, 1G wide peo
Powder River,"! 0 long, 5 wide; peo
Jordan River, 25 long, 5 wide; peo
"Willow ere 2k, 10 long, 5 wide; peo
Burnt Hirer, S long, 5 wide; poc
ple, Toucher, (Too-she) 40 long 5 wide;
Columbia Basin, 20 long, 10 wide;
The lbre'ioiii" are situated in Ore
lion while the fallowing are in Washing
ton Territorp (eastern portion):
"Walla Walla, 30 long, IS wide; peo
'i'uckaiiiK'n, 20 lonjr, 5 wide, people,
Alpena, 15 long, 3 wide; people,
Palouse, 100 lonir, 25 wide; perp!e
Columbia Basin, 100 long, 80 wide;
Yakima 100 long, 10 wide; people,
Spokane, 15 loniT, 10 wide; people,
Chehalis, 50 log, 15 wide; people,
Thrse binds are with necessary pop
ulation, capable of producing 500,000
tons of wheat an- ualiy. The twelvo
counties of Eastern Oregon and Wash
ington Territory that must be consid
ered tributary to the watcs of the
Columbia and Snake Rivers contain 1,-41-1
surveyed township?, or 23,570 650
acre?. In the tarliest settlement of
Eastern Oregon pnft rence was given
to strictly valley lands. Experience
has shown, however, that most excel
lent crops of cereals are sure upon the
table and hilside burls. For both
fruif. raising and general agriculture,
manj now give hillside lano the pref
erence Resources of Oregon and
A lecturer in Cleveland said lately:
"The conditions of success are three
first, work; second, concentration; and
third, titne'S. Labor is the genius
which changes the ugliness ot the
world to beauty; that turns the great
est curse into blessing. Tho young
roan who has learned to work has solved
the greatest of the problems ihat tend
to success. Many liaibs of the law
wait for some chance to distinguish
themselves but the chances never
come. To succeed, the young man
must take the chances."
A young lady asked tho Springfield
(Ohio) Tribune editor this extraordina
ry question, "Do you thiuk it is right
for a girl to sit on a young man's lap,
even if she is engaged to him V To
this inquiry the editor gets off this ex
traordinary response: "We have had
no experience in the matter referred
to-" Now, why didn't he say: "If it
was our girl and our lap. yes; if it was
another girl and our lap, ye; but if it
was our girl and another fellow's lap,
J Dever !"
Old Maids And Old Bachelor?.
Old maids are uieful: they can cook,
sew and take care of tht children,
nurse the sick people, and generally
play the piano.
Old bachelors are useless; they do
not even know how to drive nails or
Old maids aie amiable; if one wants
am thing done that requires patience
and kindness of heart, a single lady is
sure to be the one to do it.
Old bac1 elors are ill-natured. Thy
snub children, despise babies, und hate
young mothers, and are always so busi
ly employed in seeing that other people
take good ciro of them that they have
uot a moment to give to any one ehe.
Old maids are nice looking and
young for their "years."
Old bachelors generally have red
noses, rheumatism :n their kneea, bald
heads, and mouths that turn down at
Old maids can make a home of on'
little roort, and cook delicious meals
for one over the gas jet in cunning lit
tle tin kettles, besides making all their
Old bachelors need an army of tail
orp, waiters, cooks, distant relatives
and hotel landlords to keop them com
fortable. "When old maids aro ill, thy tie up
their heads in pocket handkerchiefs,
take hocepathic pellets out of two bot
tles alternately, and get well again.
W hen (dd bache'ors are ill, they go
to bed and send for four doctors; have
i consultation; a mantle-piece full of
black bott'es; all the amiable married
men who belong t the club io sit up
with them at night, besides a hired
nurse; they telegraph to their relations
and do their btst to impress the woild
with the idea that thy are dying.
"When an (dd maid travels she takes
a sandwort, apiece of pund-cake, a
bottle of lemonade in a hand baske
and lunches comfortubly in the carri
When an old bachelor travels, he
orders a dinner in course at tho sta
tion, and raves because he has nut time
to eat it before the "fifteen ruiuutes for
refreshments" urn over.
Old maids drink weak tea, and it
cures their headache.
Old bachelors drink strong liquors
which gives them headaches
Old maids are modest; they think
their youth is over and their beau'y
"oue. If, after awhile, seme autumnal
love is given them, they take it as a
sort of miracle, and hope people will
uot laugh at them .for "marrying so
late in life."
Old bachelors believe that nil women
are in love with them, and that they
must carefully guard themselves from
traps laid to inveigle them into ma'ri
mony. They also fondly cherish the
belief that should they eventually be.
lief that should they eventually become
married men, the world expects thorn
to exhibit great taste in women by
their choice, and that the "other fel
lows" will laugh if their portion be not
tender youth and beauty; also that
when they marry, many women will ex
pire of jealousy.
Jameq Woodell, who lives near Sum
merville, Union county, was badly in
jured by explosion of a cartridge he was
trying to force into his rifle, when
hunting. His eyes ar hurt, hu hop
ed trot permanently.
A large audience attended the Con
gregatiooal Church. Salem, Thursday
evening, to hear what -was to be said
about the proposition for a Woman's
College in connection with "Willamette
1 Diversity. Silem fhows a great in
terest in the new enterprise and Presi
dent Lambert is its earnest advocate.
Indications point to abandonment of
Camp Harney, Grant county, by the
military at no distant ,tiuie. Proposals
for supplies have ben revoked.
Springfield rifles with buck horn rear
sights and new front sights having
been issued to the troops armed with
rifles in this department, all such rifles
numbered under 50,000, together with
all surplus buck horn roar sight, will
be turned into areenals on receipt of
the new arm. The quartermaster's de
partment will furnish tho necessary
The company commanders at Fori".
Stevens, dnby, Townn'nd, Klamath,
Harney, aad B ise Barracks, will pack,
forward and invoice thc'ir old rifles and
surplus buck horn sights direct to th
comminding officer, nat'onal arm ry,
Springfield, Massachusetts. Other
company and p Jat commanders will ship
to Vancouver arsenal.
Upon the reccommendation of the
medical director, Hospital Steward
John Dillon, U. S. A, ia asigued the
duv of Fort Coeur d'Alene, I. T., to
whieh point he will prcoed on tho
abandonment of port Harney, and the
abandonment of Fort Harney, and the
fin il disposition of tho ma iical and hos
pital propcity at that post.
The following from the Oregonian is
so much in accordance with our senti
ments, and so i.ell said, that wo can
not refrain f om extracting it, nd
think every papor in tho state, irre
spective of party, would do well to
carefully consider its sentiments:
There still still seems to exist in ma
ny minds a singular misconception of
the functions of a newspaper. Many
eveo yet can think of a newspaper on-
y as the property of some political
dlique, oiganized for the rewards of of
fice, whr call tbemselve "the party."
The journal which repudiates the po-
ition of servility to which this theory
would assign it, and speaks its mind
freely without fear or ftvor. is regard
ed as a very bid newspaper, actuated
at once by malicious and tieaoherous
motives. The claim of self-ae king
politicians of small calibre, who have
no possible consequence except what
hey derive from pitty official posi
tions; to the fealty and support o
newspaper, and the resentment they
how when a newspaper refuses to bo
their serran', and their property, but
pursues an independent course, are in
stances of arrogance and insolence,
which the press should check cftener
th n it does. The trouble is that there
aao so maoy beggarly newspapers which
ire obliged to accept as the slave of
th'ir particular objects. Now if there
are any who still allow themselves to
think hat a oewspapor
exists merely to ratify the acts of
small roliticians without inquiting ioto
heir methods and purposes, or to run
as auxiliary to their intrigues and ob
jects, they may as well disabuse their
minds at once. This joupnal proposes
so itself different and larger objects.
"Doc Snider," famous for his rascal
ities, was lately concerned in stealing
a gold wa'ch and pair of horses at Col
villc, but had a partner who robbed
him of bis share.
A Western minister told the trustees
of the church that he must hove his
moneVj as his family were suffering.
"Money," said one of the trustees,
1 you preach for money. 1 thought you
preaehed fr the good of souls." The
preachrr replied: "I cannt e vt souls,
and if I culd it would take a rhou-'and
souls such as yours to make n meal !"
IIo sat down beside her on an old
nfa, and one of tho wire coils shot up
through the covering, punctuted his
garments and went in among the nerves
and things. She thought he was be
coming insane wh n he jumped six feet
info the. invisible ether and yelled,
"Tho Spring has ome, by Jove 1"
A silly woman in a fine dre-s bears a
strong resemblance to a fifteen 0eYfe
dahlia in a two-dollar flovar poi