Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908, September 04, 1880, Image 1

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VOL. 2. NO. 22.
CANYON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1880.
TERMS: 3 PER YEAR.
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PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
C. W. Parrisii.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Canyon City, Oregon.
M. L. OLMSTEAD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Canyon City, Okeoon,
Geo. B. Cukkey,
Attornoy &rt Xitw,
Canyon City, Oiiegon.
Vi. Dustin,
Attorney at Law,
Canyon City, Oregon.
F. C. HORSLEY,M D.
GRADUATE OF THE UMVEUSITY OF PENN-
s-yl vanisi, April S, 1 8-1 S.
Canyon Oby, Oregon.
)fhce in his Drug Store, Ma:n
Sti-eet Orders for Druus prointly filled.
"No professional patronage solicited
uu?ess directions ate s rietly followed
J. W. HOWARD, M. D.,
Canyon City, Grant Co., Oukon
0. M. D0DS0N, M. D.,
Frnirio City, -N.
H. BOLEY,
33 JE1 ISTsT 1ST,
ET Dental to -in-! first tliM-r south of
Pi Howard's Dru;i Store.
Canyon City. Oreoon.
(. I. I1AZELTINK,
Flioto5ra,pl2.or,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
PHIL MITSOHAN & 00,
Annouiicc that tliey have re
ceived a full and well assorted
Stock of
GENERAL
MERCHANDISE,
which tliey ofter
Hiivnm; bought for Cash we
,ie prepared to sell our Goods
(heaper than they were ever
I.efure sold in this Market.
Canyon City, Jan. 1G. 1880.
The cheapsst placs to "buy
PA 1 6MTS, OILS,
CLASS, PCJTTY,
And AALL PAPER
Is at Sam. Sired' s, opposite
the M. E. Cliurcii. Canyon
City. Oregon. ni2tt
CKO. H OSMA.N.
WOOLSEY&HOUSMAN,
CANYON CITY, OREGON.
fflViE BAR is eappliod with pure Wines and
Liquors, Beer. Ale, Bitters and Cigars.
FINE BILLIARD TABLES
In tho Ssloin. ST" Give us a call.
Mcdowell & ran
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ritOPlUETORS JOHN DAY SALOON,
John Day. Oregon.
The Bar is supplied with pure wines,
Liquors, Beer, Ale, Bitters and Cigars.
A fine BILLIARD TABLE in the Sa
loon. Give us a call.
Hotels.
A. II. Gkotii, " M. V. TnoMPwiN
CITY HOTEL
Canyon City, Oregon,
GROTH & THOMPSON - Proprietors
Beg leave to id form their friends
And tho Public Generally
That they can bo found at the
OLD STAND,
And are alwaws ready to furnish good
Board and Lodging
AT MODERATE PRICES.
A fire and burglar proof sifo lias
hern jI,mc il in the lio'iefur the acconi
modaiioii of quests.
G-"ange Hotel.
IMtAlltlK CITY, OKKOON,
J, IL Tardnian, Proprietor.
Tho ancnoimodationfl -'t the above Hotel are
eoml, and nvery cure will be taken to make
(ju,v''' (f,tt n home.
J?-V Cum fori f.b'e bodp, and as tood a tnolp
aR thu market HlFvirds furnished at reasonable
aatep.
HARKEY HOTEL,
Fort Harnsy, Oregon.
W. W. JOIIXSOX, Pro?pietor.
Having completed my Hotel
I am prepared to entertain the
traveling public w;th care and
comfort. The table is supplied
with the best the market alVords.
The beds are neat and clean.
Hotel And Restaurant,
JOHN DAY, - - - - - OUECO.W
KEIjT.Y, Proprietor.
The Table i Mippliel with the best
t his tnatket aflcrds and every nf op
tion jiaid f'i the comfbrt of ue-ts.
iM-a-sar a'l ho'ir. ionl, S7 per
v'(!k. single ujal 50cts.
DALLKS AND HAKELNCITT
STAGE LINE,
Vaile & Co., Proprietors
Depart-: IVmmi Canyon City for Til-
Duller ami Baker dtv, Daily.
Affivtw IVoin the same points, Daily.
Jt C. AVii.mam.son, Sup't.
CANYON CITY k McDEPHT
MIS
STAGBLLE,
PEAIO: McEEA.V, - - Proprietor
Departs from Canyon City for
Ft. Harney. McDermitt and
Winnemncca Dally.
Arrives from same points daily.
1SS0.
SPRING. 1880.
Mrs. Jnnie-5 Cleaver would announce
to the public that she is just receiving
from San Francisco, the finest assort
ment of Ladies and Misses Uats, ever
opened in Grant County, and they will
be sold, for cash, at prices that defy
competition.
She also keeps a full stock of Em
broideries, Lace-, Corsets, and Ladies'
Underwear, which she sells lower than
those who sell at cost and freight ex
planation, she buys exclusively far cash.
The best assortment of Jewelry and
Silver Plated "Ware ever offered in
these mountains. Terms Cash. Call,
examine and be convinced.
' Hf S PADCR may bo found on Clio at Geo. P.
nlO rHrCll itowcll & Co's Newspaper Ait
vcrrismp Hrcnu (111 .Spruce SU. whore advertising
. -ontraas may Lo madu for it, IN NEW YOItli..
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FIRST ANNUAL FAIR
OR MEETING OF THE
G tANT COUNTY AGRICUL
TURAL ASSOCIATION,
To be held on the Fair Grounds
at Mt. Yernon, on Wednesday,
October 13th, 18S0.
First Day's Programme.
Fihst liunning Hace, half mile
hea's best 2 in .'J for 5 year olds.
Purse, $50; first horse 835, second 15
third saves entrance.
Second Single Dash one .mile, free
for all o year olds. Purse 850; First
$35, Second SI 5, Third saves entrance.
EXHIBIT.
Bet Stallion uf any aire or bre?d,$25
First S15, Second 10, Third saves en
trance. Best Brood Mare and loal 825; First
SI.!, Second S10, Third sves entrance.
Uest Bull of any age nr bieed, $25;
First 15, Second S10, Third saves en
taance. Bet Milch cow; $25; First
815, Second SlO. Thire saves entrance.
S ime Day, Ammal Addre.-s.
SECOND DAY.
Hack Running mile heats best 2 in
.; fie a'l. Puree 875; First S50, Sec
ond 25. Thi'd sives entrance.
Tii"TTi.o Rack Fie for all 3 year
olds. Pure $50; First 835,Second $15,
Thin! sive etitranc.
Walkinc Back free for all Purse
850; First 835. Second $15. Third saves
entrance.
EXHIBIT.
Best spam of draught horses by ac
tual test Premium 825 Firt $15,
Second $10, Third saves entrance.
SllEKl' Best Bam of any age or
breed. Premium $25. Firt $15, Sec
ond $10, Third saves entiance. Best
Kw.' and lamb, $10 Best p n of 5
.sheep Premium 15 First $10, Sec
O'ld 5, Third saves entrance.
Bust display of Mech-iuieal works -of
ill' kinds. Pmnium $25. First $15,
See-K-d $10, Third save- iMtrai ee.
Chain B -st bushel of Spring wMieat
$5:First 3, Second $2. Be-t bushel
.. fall wheat 85, First $3, Second $2.
Third sav:s entrance. Best bushel of
hurley $5; First $3, Second $2, Third
saves out ranee. Best bushel of oats,
s.me as "Wheat. Best bushel of Timo
thy si-od same as grain.
Best 2 lbs of butter with process of
makinu', $5; First 3 .-ceo' d, $2, Third
saws entrance.
Best loaf of breul with proces-s of
making, $5; Fir.-t, So, Sccund, 3,
Tli it il save-, entninc". Best sack of
II .nr. $5; First, S3, Second, $2, Third
saves entrance.
THIRD DAY.
RirNNiNO Rack, free, fur-all. $100;
First, $75, Second, $25, Third saves
entrance. Single dash or one mile.
Trottinc Best 3 m 5, Iree for all,
SI 00; First, $75. Second; 825, Third
ates fn'rancp.
EXHIBIT.
Best boar hog of any breed, 15;
First, $10, Second, $5, Tiird saves en
trance. Best sow and pigs of any
breed. $15, Fi.st, 10, Second, 5, Third
saves entrance. Best lot of 5 hogs or
more, $15; First, $10, Second, 5,
Third saves uitranco. Poultry. Best
pair of chickens, $5; First, $3, Second,
2, Third saves entrance. Best pair
of ducks, 5; First, 3, Second, 2,
Third saves en trace. Best pair of
geese, 5; First, 3, Sceoud, 2, Third
saves entrance. Best pair of Turkeys,
5; First, 3, Second, 2, Third saves
entrance. Best display of.poultry. 5;
First, 3, Second, 2, Third saves en
trance. Vegetables. Best display of vege
tables, $10; First, 7, Second, 3, Third
saves entrance. Best display of fruit,
20; First, 13, Second, 7, Third saves
entrance.
Best displny of ueedle work, 10;
First, 6, Second, 4.
Best lady equestrian 25; First 15
Second, 10, Third saves entrance.
Eutrancejn all cases to be 10 per
oent. of premium. All entries to be
made with the Secretary by 9 o'clock
on the day before the exhibit or race.
RULES.
1st. All races shall be run by the
rules of the Oregon State Fair. 2nd.
Season Tickets, $2, day tickots,$l. La
dies free, and boys between the age of
10 and 14 half price.
3d. All members of tho Associa
tion shall p iy an annual fee of 1, which
admits members of their families be
tween the ages of 10 and 1G to the
"rounds of the association.
4ih. The annual meeting of the : s
sociation shall commence on the 13tb
of October, 1880, and continue three
days
5th. The electi.m of officers shall be
held on the fair "rounds on .the second
day of the fair.
By order of the Inard of directors.
B. C. TROWBRIDGE,
President.
W. ARMSTRONG,
Secretary.
GRANT COUNTY.
Aii Unpredjudieed Review of What the
Empire Man Saw in a Ten Days'
Visit to Canyon City and John Day.
From T. B. Merry. 1
My last letter, if I remember right,
left me alighting from the stage at
John Day City, where I am still the
guest of Dan Reamer and Tony
Hachenev. The town is an old one,
set clear down to zero until about
two years ago, and then began to
shoot ahead under tne propituous in
fluences of agriculture and stock-mis-ing.
It lies on a broad Hat between
Canvon Creek and the John Day
River, which has been cooked over
several times by white men and is
'now being washed out again by Chi
nese. The picture was odd one to
mc as I first beheld it, to see these
swarming pagans hoisting earth out
of their claims by means of spar der
ricks operated by overshot wheels of
about 18 feet in diameter. Scarcely
n white man can be found at work
on these ihits, which have paid rich
er and more continuously than any
other placer diggings on the Pacific
Coast, but at Marysville, some three
miles from here, a hydraulic com
pany is tearing down the vast boul
ders and rending the hill-sides in
search of ore, with fair success.
This place has two stores, one kept
by the genial and sport-loving Tony
Hacheney and the other by Frank
McCallum, who is also rjostinaster.
Harry Hepinier, who formerly work
ed in the O. R. N. Co's. shop at The
Dalles, is the village vulcan. Ho
was in partnership with Dan Ream
er until a few days ago, but Dan is
about to return to his old home in
the Empire itate, and hence the dis
solution. William Kelly, at one
time bar-keeper on the Mountain
Queen keeps a neat little hotel and
sets an excellent table. Charley
Ran and Billy McDowell have a sa
loon where claret and ice can be had
during these heated days. Hank Jar
rel keeps a liven and feed stable,
from which I have driven out sever
al times with as good wagons and
horses as our own town can boast.
But the business feature of the
place is a water-mill run by a thir-teen-inch
turbine wheel and provid
ed with a single run of stone, though
its capacity can be double at a trilling,
expense. It was built under the
supervision of Major Joseph Magone
for James Norman of this place, who
has now a fine piece of proper f
which will increase in value as the
county increases in population.
Canyon City lies up Canyon creek,
two miles above John Day, and is
just at the very bed rock of its in
dustrial and financial condition.
Ten years hence will see it the most
flourishing mining town in the entire
State of Oregon, in my belief li
my twenty-seven years residence on
tnis coast, I have seen no other pla
cer mining camp that began to last
with it. Yreka was worked out in
sixteen years, Rabbit creek in four
teen, Horsetown in twelve, -La-Grande
in eight, Buckeye in ten,
Columbia in twelve, Shasta in four
teen and Auburn in sixteen. Look
at Canyon City, it is eighteen years
last May siuce gold was struck on
Hog Point, and yet Canyon Creek fa
worked for nearly five miles up and
down. My own belief is that Canyon
mountain contains the greatestledger
of quartz on. this cofist, second to
nothing in Grass valley or Sutter
creek All the indications go to-
prove that the rich diggings between
Marysville on the and Blue Gulch
on the west are the bed of an ancient
river whose course has been changed
by volcanic action. The day is not
far off when the mining talent of the
coast will abandon stock-gambling"
in the California metropolis and go
to work. Then we will hear from
the great quartz ledge which fed the
still unexhausted diggings about
this old and fast decaying town.
The location of Canyon City re
sembles that of Gold Hill, the south
ern suburb of Virginia City, Nevada
The buildings are mostly old and
show the wear of time, but the old
California spirit sticks out tlirough
all. It ia four bits for a shave and
two bits for a drink, just as in San,
Francisco twenty-seven years ago.
Even the cheap and tonic in fact,
I must say Teutonic beverages of
lager beer costs two bits1 per glass,
but I must say it i a superb article
brewed upon the Yreka formula
Everything about here partakes of
the style of Northern California,
Dave Overholt and Phil. Metschan
came here from Sierra connty; Wil--liam
South worth and John "Wash,,
who fill the respective offices of
Clerk and Sheriff, are former Tesi--dents
of Shasta. Dr. F. C. H&rsley,.
the brother Sels, Robert Lockwood, arat
a doz n others whose names have slippy
ed my memory just now, came fioru
Yreka. Hence the traveler who come
here need not he surprised at finding a
California colony de sui generic planted
away up here in these adamatine hills.
My own predictio i is that whenever
the mother ledge of quartz s ioundr
the old and half ruined town will iqual
Gras Valley in less than live years.
My foundation for this belief is based
upon the magnificent water powtr o
Canyon creek, which can b tnadV. to
ran a thousand batteries of lr ittnp
each between Cnnyon City and John
Day town, thus saving at least one dol--larperton
on the reduction of ore.
Pine wood here costs from 84 50 to
per cord, the latter being the dead-of-winter
figure. Over at Virginia City
it goes from 8 to 14 dollar-, according."
to the season, while at Grass Valley
the same prices prevail as here. But
at neither Grass Valley nor Virginia
City, can be found such water power' as
aOounds at this place. Again, at Vii--ginia
City, shaft and tunnel timbers
cost about 45 dollars per thousand feet,
while here they will be delivered on the
ground at 18, all you want. Hence
my belief is, that whenever Quartz , i.
struck on Canyon er$ek you will see
greater dividends on that branch
minimr, and lower grades of rock work
ed with profit, than in any other past
or the Pacific Coas'.
Concluded next week,
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