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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1880)
Saturday Morning, May. 1, 1880.
The Grant County News is regis
tered at the Post-Office at Can
yon City as second class mail
matter; according to law.
CANYON CITY LODGE, NO. 34,
A. F. and A. M., holds its regular
Communications on the Saturday even
ing of or next preceeding the full moon
in each month, at seven and half o'clock
W OB AH LODGE, No. 22. I 0 0.
U F., meets every Thursday evening
at their Lodge Room in Canyon City!
Visiting brothers are invited to attend.
By Order of N. G.
MOUNTAIN VIEW LODGE, No.
83. I. 0. 0. F., Prairie City, Ore
gon, meets every Saturday Evening.
Members of the order are invited to
attend. By order of the. N. G.
JOHN DAY LODGK No. 80, 1. 0. c
T., meets every Saturday evening at
their Lodee Room in Canvsn Citv. Oim.
Miting members are invited to attend.
By order of the Lddue.
Tin: Republican Stite Convention
nominated the fol 'owing ticket.
Congressman, M. C- George; Judge
of the Supreme Bench, J. B. Waldo,
W- P. Lord and F. B. Watson; Pro.,i
deutial elector.- Geo. B. Currv, E. S.
Appleate arid C. B. Watson. Dele
gates to National Convention, J. M.
McCall, S. K. Hannah, 0. P. Thorny
kins, H. W. Sott and D. C. Irknd.
Judge of fifth Judioial District, M. L.
Oimsied; Prosecuting Attorney, Robt.
Eakin. Aft- r transactinir other busi
ness the convention adjourned.
Canyon City has been highly hon
ored during the last year. E. E
Turk is a Grand Officer in the
Grand Encampment; Phil Metschan
is a Grand Officer in the Grand
Lodge, Cal.; Geo. B. Currey was
nominated Presidential Elector, re
cently, on the first ballot bv 118
votes. M. L. Olmstead has also
been nominated District Judge.
'Bah for our town.
Parties with cash will do well to
take advantage of the cheap goods
offered by the Assigue? of W. H.
Clark. (See ad.) And all parties
indebted to AY. H. Clark will do
well to take notice of the warning to
Tnr people of Prairie City want,
and intend to have an Academy.
On last Monday, Bev. A. Eads pre
sented a jmper and in less than an
hour over, 550 was subscribed.
Let the good work go on.
"We are informed that Mr. Fulton,
Presidential Elector, is expected up
in this section soon. Look out Col.
. The Republicans of Biker coon'y
have nominated the following Repre
fentatives: Dr. J. P. Atwood and J
J. D,.oley, Sheriff, A. P. Weller, Clerk
Chas Palmer, Treasure, C. M. Kcll-
TnE committee desire to exterid
their thanks to the choir and to C.
"W. Parrish for valuable services ren
dered at the Odd Fellow's celebra
tion. L H. "Wood took his departure
for the Dalles on last Saturday. He
goes after his family ad Mr. Mc
Collough who are returning home
from San Jose, Cal.
H'bah Lxlgo, of this city, sends
the following delegates to the Gr nd
Ljdge: Phil Metschan and Sam Sired.
Blue Mountain sends E. E Tuik and
T. W. Poindexter.
A Dramatic Company is being
formed in this city for the purpose
of home amusement. It embraces
splendid talent and we wish them
Mabeied. In this city, on the
27th of last month, Mr. A. Hilton
to Miss Vina Kimberland.
Dr. Mott's Dandelion Bitters pene
trate and vitalize' the body, ozidize thff
Blood and drive oui the '"Blues" moif
& E. TURK, OP THIS CITY,
On last Thursday evening about
7 o'clock and 20 minutes the citizens
of this quiet town were thrown into
a fever of excitement by the announ
cement that E. E. Turk had shot
himself. At the time the shot was
fired we were setting in front of the
Hotel and Mr. Williamson called our
attention to the pistol report, and at
the same time H. Eitanislasky stepped
to the store door and called for help
and Messrs. Bryer, Woolsey and T.
Howard being near were soon at the
side of the dying man. "We arrived-
on the spot at about the same in
stant and found Ned lying at full
length on the floor, in the room in
the rear of the store room. He was
bleeding fearful, and pools of blood
were near his head, and in less than
15 minutes his spirit had passed to
its maker. On examination it was
; found that the ball had entered his
j riShfc teml1 & passed through the
brain causing almost instant death.
The particulars show that he had
been much depressed all day and in
the evening was in the" store at his
desk and after a deep study of a few
minutes passed to the room at the
end of the store, aud while passing
Stanislawsky asked him how he felt
' and received the answer 'no bettter'.
He opened the door, went in, shut
the door and soon after fired the fa-
talshot. Mrs. i'urk and Stanislaws-
ky were the only ones in the store at
the time. A corners jury was sum
moned and after taking testimony
rendered a verdict in accordance with
the above facts.
The following letter explains its self:
Canyon City April 29th, G:30 A.M.
I was robbed of Lodge funds
amounting to over Four Hundred
dollars God knows I would not
wrong mv Jjod're out or a cent. II
I do not recover it to-dav I am lost
Bemember me kindlv to the mem
bers of my Lodge. Last night I did
nor, meep a niomcnt miuKing over
my misfortune, but I hope 1 will not
suffer much longer. I have but few
r i i t l
friends and voti are one of them.
God bless vou and look out for mv
L -.1 L
little ones. This is mv last.
Yours in F. L. & T.
E. E. TURK.
The Funeral services will take
place from the Odd Fellows Hall to-
dav at 2 o'clock, P. M.
He leaves a wife and six small
Below is found Dr. Howard's tes-
xi t nr it i o-
limine !. o . r. nowuru, ngt( Oi
veaiB.oct.nmti,,,, i ltenr , f Mnriipin,
esidence, Canyon City, Grant County-
I wa acquainted with the docea-cd
during his life time.
His name ws E. E. Turk, hi oc-
eon tuoii way inai oi a mercnanc. niv
. : xl. . r ... i i
re i !! te, Canyon City, Grant County,
I was called to this rocm this even-
inir. about t o clock, liaviu been call-
i t n. i. i. o. i i
I'll III f kl II r I IIIK IV n HI K 1WKV I
he saying that Turk had shot himself
in the head.
When I arrived hero, he was dying
He was totally unconscious and lived
but a bhort time after I arrived. I
have not yet examined the wound thor.
oughly and would not bo able to de
scribe the wound of the deceased, with
out firther examination I will pro
ceed and make ai examination, if you
The witness then proceeds to exam
ine the wound and gives tho following
description of the same:
Upon examination of the wound of
deceased, I find that a ba'l h:is enter
ed the skull at a point on the right
side, corresponding to tho articulation
of the frontal, temporal and parietal
bones; ranging obliquelo upward and
backward, traversing the ceirebrum,
maki g its exit on the loft side of the
head at a point of the parietal bone at
about its central portion.
I find the skull to be crushed be
tween the points of entrance and ex
it. I find from appearances that the
weapon was discharged at or very near
the head; the hair and scalp &bowi ig
evidence of powder burn.
I am satisfied that this wound caus
ed the death of the deceased.
J. W. HOWARD, M, Dr
Headqrs:, Dept. of the Colum
bia Asst; Inspector Genl's Of
fice, Vancouver Harrackt, W. I., (
March 19tb, 1879
To the Assistant Adutant General,
Dept. of the Columbia,
Sir: I have the honor to subaH. mf
report of an Inspection of the Po;st at
Fort Harney Oregon, msde on the1 28d
f October, 1879.
Fdrt Hrtrm-y was established and
has bfe'en maintained with reference to
the Malheur Indian Agency. The
Bannock, Piiito war of the Summer of
1878, resulting iri the removal of the
Pifxtes or' Snakes from thei" Rt'aerva
tion to the country north of the Colum
bia rivtfr, has entirely changed tho as
pect of affairs in the vicinity of Fort
Haruey and Harney vulley. After
m-st careful inquiry I am satisfied
that there is scarcely an Indian left on
the Malheur Reservation. A number
of citizens of Canyon City informed rue
that they had repeatedly passed
through the Agency 5'nd other portions'
of the Reservation without j-eeing an
Indian. A good evidenee that there
re no Indians left in that country is
the fact that'the gsme, especially deer,
i the region between Fort Harney and
Canyon City, at.d J.hence through the
mQ Mminmin t. lUknr Ctv (th-
rolKe over wuic), j travelled has been
more if.,1 this year than has ever
l00ii known before. Tlie hunters and
miners wifch whmn t conversed on tht
subject asciibe this to the absence of
'he Indian.". Winhefnucca's bnd, the
only portion of the Piut-.s left in
Southern Ongon, mke their ho'men
near Camp McDt-rmitt. I was inform
ed and am satisfied that, the' infi.-rma-
tion id correct, that these Indians had
refused liberal offers which haye hem
,ade to them, to come upon the Mai
The band is insigniGcant in numbers
hnd have alw.ya been well disposed o-1
l . 1 I !
warns Uie wliif s, anu are not a sun-
:ect of apr.re!,en.von to the settler.-. A
, , , , xv .
'lie IndiMii have tit the count it, it
would seiu t be a wie and proper
thif'ir f v the Government to throw
opn ihi.H great Reservation, sixty
miles squrrre, for settlemenr.
A number of ci'izena of Grant conn-
y who have hitherto strongly npo!eU
the removal of the troops now express
their willingness thnt Fort Harney
slit "til 1 be abandoned, siyng that now
the Indians ae crone thev see no ne
cessitv for maintaining 6 irarriorf, and
will be glad to h.ve the Indian and
Military IteServation thrown open to
In view of thcc facts, and takirig
into coRsidera'ion the nt of maintain
ing a parrison at J?ort Harney, and the
necessity that exists for building new
stables; and making other repairs in
the near future if the. post is to be
maintained, I reccoinmend that Fort
tx i... i 1 1 l ,u m:i:i
ltcaci vuiiuu imuwu uuuu 10 kuiic-
Your obedient Seivant,
(Sgd.) EDWIN C. MASON,
Major 21st Infantry, A. A. I.S.
Yankee Syrup gets away with every.
s- t til 1
thiny tor (JoUiius. uoius anu uotjsuuiD-
One of tho most cold blooded
murders that has been committed
for some time toot place in the
Chronicle' Office, on the 23d of last
month. Bev. J.- M. Kalloch was
the assassin anYl Chas. De Young
was the victim.- Kalloch is a young
man 22 years- of age; a minister and
a son of the Mayor of that city, San
Francisco. The murderer fired five
shots, the fourth one doing the
work. De Young" was powerless,
being unarmed! at the" time. The
assassin will no doubt meet his just
"W. A. Jacobs; has completed' and
moved into his Esidence on the
Miss Sarah Hubbard, of Middle
Fork, has been in the city for' sbme
Born. To the wife of H. Tracy,
near this city, a eon-.
For State Senator;
J. MAG ONE.
J. J. WORCESTER,
1 or County Clerk,
N. H. BJLEY.
F-r Supt. Public Instruction;
For County CommSsioDers,
R. DAMON, A. L. THOMPSON.
W. H. K.ELLEY.
DR. 0. M. DODSON.
Farmers desiring seed wheat can
purchase the "White Australian of
the undersigned. It is No. 1 wheat
and seeders should secure their seed
while it is to be had.
OVERHOLT & MULDRICK.
The Oregon Kidney Tea.
Read the following testimonial?, not
from persons 3.000 miles away, whom
no one knows, bot from well-known
and trustworthy citizens of Oregon,
whose n unes, written wiih their own
bands, can be seen ut t ur office:
Hauiusbukg, 0n , Dec. 3 1st, 1S79
The Oregon Kidney Tea has done
my wife as much if in t more goofl
th n .-my of the many remedies she has
used for pair s in the back, and I be
lieve it id he a good ivmedy for the
disfuses which it is r'cconnncnded for.
A. M. i OX.
Hauristjurg, Ojn., Dec. 31, 1879,
Some three mrnths j-gb I Was attack
ed with a .evere pain in my back. I
bur lit a dackge of the Oiikgo'.v Kid
ney Tea, ind by th time I hd u.-ed
one-half of it was en irely relieved nnl
have :.ot been tronb ed since. Ich e. -
, v rprRmmi lld tl fo n wllh mntr ,lft
Rufiermy: from i iamo or wcik back,- us
a pleasant, s-ite ami good r-me lv
B J. OKK.'SBY,
The. Co-partnership heretofore exit-in-4
betve n the undersigned, under
the firm nam" of Thornt m &, Couzn,
in tho blacksmith business, ut Prairie
City, Grant Coir.ty, Oregon, is this
day dissolved I t mutual cOn?ent, N.
W Th"rntn ustiim ns and agrees to
pay ail lawful debt and demands due
by said firm, and persons knowing
themselves indebted to the above firm
will please come forward and settle
withN. W. Thornton.
N. W. THORNTON,
WM J. COUZENS.
By James Cleaver,
n4-n8 Attorney in fact.
Prairie Citv, 24th, 1S80.
NOTICE TO DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL
The Democratic County Central Com
mittee for Grant County are hereby
notified to meet at the Court Hou-e in
Canyon City on Saturday, the. 8th day
of May, 1880, 'or the purpose of n-im-
inating a candidate on the Dotrocra'ic
Ticket, for the office of Treasuier of
Grant County, to fill the vacmcy cius
d by the death -f 13. K. Turk, t.nd to
'ransact such other burins as may
properly come bf"rc the Committee.
OtNTRAL- C 0 M IFTTT KEMA'N,
For Cany 6 i City Piecinct.
Canyon Cify, Opi , May 30, 1-880.
In the Circuit Court fr the" State of
Oregon, tor the Countv of Grant,
Rhoda CurtiJ, Pl'ff.
Thnd ;eus S. Curtis, Deft.
T TI.& Ideus S. Curtis, above nam
ed defendant, you vii 1 take notice fiat
unless ou appear tit tho next tetin of
the Circuit Court f the State of Ote
iron for Graut County, on the 12th
day f June, 1880, and answ. r the
complunt of plaintiff, fibd in sad
cou f against 30U, a d creeofs nd court
will be taken a:ai-it y u diss"lvim the
b'tidt?of matrirhoti &we.i-t ng bet ween
you and plaintiff, and f ir other roltol
for in plaintiff's cou ph iri'
Thi-i notice is published by rder ol
Jiidue L. h: McArthur, catted April
' r t t -vV -w-
Atty. for Plaintiff.
I Democratic Tickets
For Supreme Judges,
p. p. prim; James k kelly;
For Judge of tho 5th Judicial Dist.y
Prosecuting AHy for 5th Jud'l Dist.,r
D. W. BAILEY:
J J; WASH.
F. r Canity Clerk,
W. S. SOUTIIWORTH;
Kbr County Ttesuier,
For County Commissioners
J. II. HAMILTUN, T. H. MEADOR;
For School Superintendent,'
J. W. MACK.
W. R; McFAKLAND
In tiie Circuit Court Of the State
of Oregon for Grant County,
Ellen V. Gideon, Plaintiff,
J. M. Gideon, Defendant
To T: M. Gideon, defendant:
Iii the name of tho State of Ore
gon, you are hereby recfuirefl to ap
pear in the above named court smd
answer the complaint filed against
vou in the above entitled suit, on or
before tire 8th day of June, 18S0;
that being the nrst of the June term,
1S80, of said court, and if you fail
to so appear and answer, the plain
tiff will apply to said court for a de
cree dissolving tho bonds of nratri-
mony now existing uecween tne
plaintiff and defendant and for oth
er relic: as in said complaint pray-
This summons is published bj- or
der of tho Hon. Ji. I. McArthur,
Judge of said court made April 22d,
1880. C. W. PAKRISH,
n3-n9 Plaintiff's Attorney.
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION.'
I I . n .
Land Office at Dalles, )'
Oregon, April 24th, 1880.
Kotice. is hereby given that the folf
lowing nmied settler has filed notice of
his intention to make final prdcf in sup
port of his claim, and sectire final en
try thereof v.t the cxpir tion of thirty
d;iys from the date, of this" notice, viz::
.Murclmil A: McNeal, Homestead No
730, before the Register and Receiver
of the Land Office, on Saturday, June"
19th, 1880, for the W f NW and
N FA of N Wi and tf W- of N EJ
Sec. 22, T 12, S i 23, E, and names'
the following as his witnesses, viz: All-"
en Knight, The Dalles, Va?co County,'
Ogn., and John P. Smith of The Dalles,
Wasco County, Ogn., and Hugh Glenn,
of The Dalles, Wasco County, Ozn ,
and E. W. Waterman, of Tho Dalle'
Wasco County, Ogn.
MiLLIHERY AfjD DRESSMAKING.
La'dies desririg to parchase Spring'
Hats will do ell to call at Ai. hr
Douthii's Milinary Sture, since rfhef ha
FROM NEW YORK,
a fu'l assortment of Ladi s, Misses and
Children's Hats, also the latest styles
She also keepa a lnrge assortment of
Lad ioi' Underwear, Eai broideries1, lacoi
hose and small articles of every de
scription, of the be t quality and rea-
son.ble prices. No credit allowed.-"
The patronage of all is politely solici
ted. Died: In John Day, on Tues-f"
day, Adril 27th, 1S80, infant child"
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cobb.
W.'B. Carter; Statj Pi inter, died
at bis res dence in Corvallis on lant"
Sunday. He was cdi'ir of the Ga-
zette of that rjy a i& wdl bo musecD
by the Frat r ityv
Mr McFft and anJl fariiily," of tli's
ci':y, moved up to South woith's saw mill
to remain during the Summer.
We have received the initial num
ber of The Dalle3 Times-. It is a
good local paper and if the boyV
keep up their lick the paper will be
a valuable worker for tho interest I
of Wasco countv.