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t CoitF News,
SEPTEMBER 9, 18S6.
Notice to Sheep Men.
H. Longcoy, one of the firm of
Vun Hotiten Bro3. &, Co., of Hay
Creek, is at Mitchell with a fine lot
of Spanish Merino Bucks for Salm
on his ury to Canyon ity. Wil
reach Una pmce in about three or
four weeks, or tln-m about.
Mrs. Phillips baa some excel
lent fruit for sale.
Note the change in Bowen &
"Weber's ad. this week.
If you bave any County script
you don't want, give it to tbo
County Court met on Monday.
Several persons from tbe surround
ing country are in attendance.
Tbe first frost of tbo season
made its appearance Monday
morning; not a real Jack one
Several items of importance
have been crowded out of this
issue. This will be overcome soon
as we intend enlarging.
Fred Horsley has been engaged
to teach tbe Marysville public
school during tbe winter. School
commenced last Monday.
Grant county needs better mail
facilities. M the good L rd or
some other fellow labor with the
postmaster-general and call his
attention to the fact.
John Herburger started for Ba
ker City last Friday, accompanied
by Miss ftlla Sels, Miss Farrelly
and Miss Fitzgerald, who return
to the academy at The D 1 1 1 erf.
Miss Eva Cozad desire-, to in
form the ladies of anvon City
that she is prepared to do all kinds
of dressmaking atreasonable rates,
at the residence of T. Cozad. Give
laer a call.
We have been informed that
tb officers will make it rather
tropical for the fellow who fur
nished tin boys xvewahv on the
evening of if 1-t, wh'.-M ho re
turns to (
Fred Miller is in vii
some excellent quartz m hi i
near Can von City. The led
two feet wide and he is down some
thirty feet. As to this being a
good ledge there is no doubt.
On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12,
there will be a Baptismal service
at St. Thomtis' church. All
parents are invited to bring their
infants, or children to receive this
rite. On Sunday afternoon at 2 :30.
Died, in Canyon City, Sept 2,
188G, of.'consumption, Mrs. Matil
da Cameron, wife of J. A. Camer
on. Funeral took place on the
afternoon of the following day,
followed by a large concourse of
The Board of Equalization fin
ished their labors last Saturday.
Ttie amount of taxable property is
about the s imp as last ye r, not
of our county have been added to
Lake and Gilliam counties.
The v. hioi of iho "Stews will be
r.wav next vck In his absence
Bob Lock wood and other gentle
men will do the pencil act for the
paper. The regular lighting edi
tor should not be held responsi
ble for anything that appears in
the columns of the paper.
The custom house authorities at
Portland are going it hot and
heavy after the Chinese for smug
gling opium. A deputy XJ. S.
Marshal was here this week and
took to Portland with him a Chi
naman charged with being impli
cated in the smuggling business.
Page, Lyall & Co., recently lost
their saw mill near Camp Harney
by fire. Besides all the mill ma
chinery and buildiug3, a 1 rge
amount of lumber in the yard
was consumed. The cause of the
fire is not known, but many sup
pose it was the work of an incen
diary. Mr. P. F. Stenger and Win.
Harvey ol Burns, paid Canyon
City a short visit. Mr. Stenger
has just returned from the East,
and reports the horse market very
dull and over stocked. He had
taken a band of 140 head of mares
and geldings, but was compelled
.to leave them with his orother Ed
in Dakota to sell, as he had to
return. Mr. Harvey is looking as
handsome and jovial as over.
Three Chinamen Lose Fifteen Hun
dred Dollars ,
Fargo & Co's Treasure
NO CLUTO THE ROBBERS.
On Thursday morning last,
about 10 o'clock, the stage irom
Canyon City to Baker was rjro
ceeding on its way with six pas
sengers, Mamie Overholt and Yic
Cozad from Canyon City, a drum
mer and three Chinamen. The
driver's thoughts were maybe
wandering back to the sunny days i
of childhood, or he might have
been ruminating upon the uncer
tainties of life, or the extreme
wickedness of the piescnc age, or
the prospects ;f a war in Europe;
anyway, it doesn't matter what
his thoughts were. When the
stage got to Union creek hill,
about four miles the other side of
Britten's Station, a man armed
with a double-barrelled shotgun
stepped from behind tho brush in
to the road in ont of the stage
and called a halt. At the same
instant another man with a six
shooter in his hand stepped for
ward from his concealment to the
side of the stage. It is not
necessary to state that the driver
halted, as did also the passengers.
The robbers commanded the pas-
sengers to decend, and took from
the three Chinaman about 1,500,
a small amount from the drum
mer, also some from Mr, Cozad,
who requested them to loan him
fifty cents to get dinner with,
which they did. He had some
money concealed which they fail
ed to get. Miss Overholt was not
molested, and was allowed to
keep what money she had with
her, although she offered to hand
it over to them,
This is the first robbery that has
occurred on that route, and was a
very bold affair, being committed
in broad daylight, at a time when
there is considerable travel on the
voi The Chinamen were on
'.'..or wiv to China, and the sup
:.; is that some persons
"in v .if tlnir departure, having a
determination to not allow tlu'ir
money to le.ive the country. Such
is very likely not tbe case for if so
thev might easily be traced.
The men were of rather large size,
wearing masks, with their hats
pulled down over their heads so
the color of their hair could not
be seen. As an extra precaution
they had wrapped their feet in
gunny sacks, to prevent being
tracked. After breaking open
Wells, Fargo & Co's treasure I ox
and taking considerable? coin and
valuables from' it they left 1,600
in gold dust lying beside the box,
which perhaps in their judgment
they deemed advisable not to take,
astueir being in possession of so
much dust might excite suspicion
and lead to their capture. The
mail sacks were not interfered
with. The sheriff of Baker county
at once sent men to trace up the :
the robbers if possible, but it is
not reasonable to think they will
ever meet justice, for having their
plans well laid they may be hun
dreds of miles away by this time.
The express company offers a
standing reward of 300 for tho
conviction of persons engaged in
robbing on their lines, and in ad
dition to this the State has a
standing reward of 300.
Just listen to me! T will sell
apples for GO cents a bushel and
will take anything a man has in
payment kny grain, hogs, 'ege
tables, jawbone, socks or butter
milk. 2,500 bushels for sale at
50 cents per bushel cash, from
Oct. 10th to Oct. 25th.
Canyon City, Sept. 6. 188G.
Last Tuesday while Mr. Vm.
Luce was in town with a load of
melons a big one rolled off the
load into the News gas foundry.
The aforesaid million measured
many inches around the waist,
and so did the aforementioned
printers after they had got through
with it. Thanks.
FROM THE MINES.
Times are lively now on Long
Creek once more. .New excite
ment broke out. Ruby Creek
mines are all the go now. Men
wore riding all night to take up
claims on the creek.
The following is what I gleaned
from our jjrecinct judge, Mr Bran
son. He says that he panned out
G01 pans and did not get less than
1,000 pounds of rubj's, aud it was
the best creek for rubys he had i
ever seen. He also stated that
there was some gold on the creek,
but tho rubys were so much heav
ier than the gold that ho did not
the claims would pay to
work. The persons who hare
claims on the creek had better be
Everybody is well, as far as I
know, except me, and I have tho
sore eyes. Yours Truly
S. P. H.
Whereas, In the death of Sister
Matilda Cameron, Canyon City
Grange has lost an esteemed and
worthy member, her parents a
beloved daughter, her husband a
dutiful wife and her children an
effectionate mother. Now there
fore, Resolved, That this Grange by
standing vote, tender its deepest
sympathyto tho'heartbroken and
asred parents, to the bereaved
usband aud especially to those
dear motherless children, thrown
on the cold charities of the world.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be handed to the edit
or of the Grant County News for
publication, aud a copy be pre
sented to the bereaved husband
and parents. By order,
D. B. Rinkhaut, Committee.
John Day, Sept. 4t.h, 18SG.
To the Memory of Mrs. Cameron.
The AngcJ of Death did hover nround
And bear our loved one avay,
From this world of pain and sorrow
To their land of eternal day.
She suffered long and patient,
And hoped her health to gain.
For the sake of her Uahes and Husband
And Parents she left behind
Hut our Heavenly Father knowcth bett,
And ao His will he done;
He Hint His heavenly messenger
And hore her spirit home.
Her Iiroth'T. and Sifters the (Grangers,
Did 'enderly care for her form,
And laid it away with sing prayer
To await the eternal morn.
Then let us all take warning
And prepare our God to meet;
Be ready when the summons coined,
Our loved ones in Glory to meet.
ilri C. U. Andrews
List of letters remaining un
called for in the Post Office at
Prairie City, Grant Co., Oregon,
August 81st, 1S8G.
Brings, Mrs C E McKenna, Mrs A
Connor, James O 3
Campbell, Ben Noble,Mr G G 3
Connolly, P-it'k Nickols, Mr A E
Connelly, B F 3 Owen, Mr Elbert
Day, G G Riley,Mrs Am'da
Elliot, Andrews Riley, Mrs M
Gnodh .e, D 2 Rabhan, Mrs O
Henderson,' has Shillinglan, Pete
Johnson, Mary E Sweek, Mr Chas
Johnson, M B 2 Snodgrass. H S
Kimport, Geo Sherwood, Geo
Ken ned v. Mrs Shelbv. J C 0
Kennedy. J D
Persons calling for above will
please say "advertised."
3. W. Mack, P. M.
J. 'A. Clay is working at the
After a few months roll around,
if business will warrant it, the
Nkws will purchase a new and
larger press and be enlarged to a
twenty-eight column paper.
Services on Sunday next, at 11
a. m.; Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Children invited. Baptismal, ser
vice at 2:30 p. m.; evening at 7:30.
Froi.. October until March, the
services at St. "Thomas' church
will be as follows: Morning at 10:
30; Sunday school at 9:30; evenr
ing at 6:30.
F. J. Vincent, Rector.
All persons holding tools be
longing to the Canyon City Tin
Shop will be charged with the
same, unless returned immediate
ly. Louis Evertsbuscu.
Canyon City Aug. 24th.
Jack Frost played havoc with
the Long creek country on Sun-
J day night la-t.
A Productive Country.
Mr. John A, Sloan brought to
this office last Monday a few
stalks of oats, of the second crop
this year. The straws are tall and
tho oats well headed out. Mr.
Sloan sa3's if he had not pastured
his horse on tho ground after t lie
first crop he could have easily cut
another crop. Ho also brought j
in some monster turnips. One of !
them only weighs nine pounds,
however, but measures thirty-four
inches in circumference. All
these things grew on his ranch up
on Canyon Creek, twelve miles
from Canyon City, but notwith
standing the altitude the John
Day valley will have to rustle to
Fruit and Vegetables.
To all wishing to buy fruit and
vegetables, I would say that I am
now prepared to furnish customers
at short notice with the finest fruit
and vegetables ever raised in this
countv. Orders loft in Canyon
City "with O. P. Cresap or W. H.
Clark, or John Lau ranee at Prairie
City, promptly attended to. I will
usually be in Canyon City on Tues
days and Fridays of each week with
vegetables and fruit for sale. Prices
to suit the times. Apples 1 per
box. Grain of any kind taken for
fruit. Also flour, timothy Reed,
bacon, lard and good butter. If
you have any trade dollars they will
be gladly accepted.
Maple Farm, four miles below
Canyon City, on the Dalles road.
NOTCIE TO FRUIT-BUYERS
3,000 bushels rf choice Winter
Apples, 500 bushels of Summer
and Kail Applet and 1,500 gallons
of Cider Vinegar now offered for
sale by the quantity at lower
rates, for Cash in hand, than ever
before sold in Grant county.
Come and see and judge for your
selves. Come to the largeat or
chard in Grant countv, situated
two and one-half miles east of
John Day City, near the Prairie
City road. Residence in Poplar
Grove, north of the orchard.
D. B. Rixeuart, Proprietor.
N. B. Hard cider, Cream cider
and Sweet cider free to customers
while loading. D B. R.
Butz & Stanzell are selling
goods in their lino cheaper than
than tho cheapest. Following is
a fev of their prices: Loose Pin
Butts, from 25 to 50c. per pair
with screws; Rim Locks with
knobs, from 50 to 75c. ; Mortise
Locks, from $1.00 to $1.50; Biass
Hinges, from 10 to 25c. per pair;
Wrought Iron Hinges, from 5 to
15c. per pair; Table Hinges, 10c.
per pair; Spring Hinges, 50c. per
pair; Spring Hinges, double act
ing, $1.00 pei pair; Common
Nails, $7.50 to $9.50 per 100 lbs.
Paints' Oils, Varnish, Stains, Fire
Proof Paints, Glass, Putty, etc.,
etc., in proportion to the above
prices. Dandy Spring Beds $8 00,
with Bedstead, $12.50. Come
and see us.
Butz & Stansei.l.
PRAIRIE CITY ITEMS.
John Lauranco is building a
stone addition to his store house.
M. J. Hobson has just received
a large supply school books for
tho fall trade.
The mountains around Prairie
City look quite white with their
garb of fresh snow.
The school at Prairie City re
opened on Monday the 6th, after
the summer vacation.
The new school house is to be
built on Shearer's lots, that is, of
course, if thoy are to be bad.
The school directors propose
erecting a new school house and
to that end a 7$ mill tax is to be
Palmer Randies started this
morning to his ranch to prepare
fencing the same. Palmer has a
good hay ranch and intends to
move there in the near future.
Sept 6th, 1886.
Sen the ad. of Coffin, McFar
land & Co. in this issue.
Joseph Teal, Esq., of Portland,
was ic town during the week.
Frank Butz and Wm Green
have each a new residence in the
upper part of town.
Notice to the People of Grant Co.
O. S. Boardinan will take his
Portable Steam aw Mill to Grant
county and put it up in I he vicin
iuy of Prairie City in November
next. It is ca? able of cutting
10,000 feet, per day. A fii-ss--li
Planer is attached to the mi 1, an.!
vwii be pic ;ua'd to make all kinds j
of Dressed lumber. I will sell I
lumber at at reduced prices.
The whole wi 1 be in charge of
A. Stacks and Thos. Staton.
22-21 O. S. Boardmak.
BOH k WEBER'S
John Day City, Or.,
Where vou will find
Cheaper than che same DiaRS of gaods ca be laid down from E;rthint
ALso a full ljne of
Et-u.ild.ors, SitoXir fixLci. lOIoavy lia.rciw.r
faciei 33Clx2.oxsr iBupplia.
tin shop" in Connection,
Fall Races ! ! !
Four Grand Days of Racing.
r. Oct 1
1st Day: Running Kaca, free for all two-year-olds ovrned in Grunt C
b 8 of a mile, for
A PURSE Of S75.
$50 to iii st horse; $2o to second horse.
FfVE TO ENTER AND THREE TO START.
2nd dav: Kunning Race, free for ;iH two-year-olds owned in Grant Co.
ONE-HALF MILE HEATS, BEST TWO IN THREE.
FOR A S3 OO
First horse, two thirds of purse; second, one third.
FIVE TO ENTER AND THREE TO START!
3rd Day: Free for All Eorses on Earth!
HALF MILE HEATS, BEST 2 IN 3.
To first horse SI 00; to second horse $50.
FIVE TO ENTER AND THREE TO START!
Fourth Day; Novelty Race; Purse of $150. .
Free for all horses; MILE DASH. First quarter wins $37.50; Second
quarter wins S37 50; Third quarter wins S37.50; Fourth quarter wha
337.50. Entrance Fee, i all races, 10 percent, of purse.
These races will be governed by the PACIFIC BLOOD-HORSE RULES
THE RACES WILL CONCLUDE WITH A
GRAND BALL, Thursday, Oct. 7,
In Allen's Hall, ovvr Livery Stable Tickets include a
Splendid Slipper, by that Prince of Caterers, Sam Hardesty.
3r" Good music and good order guaranteed by the proprietors;
Come Ons; Come All!!
We W Mild Respot'tfullv 'nirin the citizens or Canyon City and ucinitv.
that we have opened a Meat Market in Canyon City (at Mr. Herburger" -.
old stand), where we will keep an assortment of ESH ft E ATS
which we are determined to sell at such prices for
CASH 1 CASH ONLY,
That it will bf for your interest to give us a trial. We will endeayortto
keep the bpst that the market affords. We hope, by strict attendance
to business and fair dealing, to merit a share of your patronage. All
orders will receive prompt attention.
The Great I V I Baker
-savior of I, A. L. LOW PRtCEu
We have opened the largest and cheapest atock of
Dry Goods, Fancy GoOds, BOOts and
Shoes, Hats and CIO thing
Which we are soiling 50 per cent, lower than anj house in Oregon
We have knocked those terrible high prices to the bottom of tht m,
We have come to cive you all the greatest
BARGAINS, BARGAINS, BARGAIN!
That was ever offered in this part the couati vi
We Have One Price To All,
And sell cheap for Cash only. J3e sure and call at tht grtafc.
la 2Ca Lib
Store, Baker City,
Where you will get 81.00 worth of goods for 50 cents. 53T dtib'trj
Orderu will be filled carefully. Write to u. .
Wt carry !argr& a? mm
complete scck of goods in litctACfc
try and soil nt tbe kwtfrt-yicaft.
Turn off tl :nyn ; it? tmA Hi
James Key's rar.cS, rv th John
Day river on the new icirt Zt Tmr
son's, and come to An n$Kn. JLfn
will save 66 mile on . " ;t'"i
T;ic Dalian route) an: 5 ..
.Kids and ur iss. We wi nay vow
cish for your Wool, Hides or PltR,
and sell you goods lower thaw auy
place in Eastern Oregon. We cany
an immense stock of goods of every
desciiption. Coffin, McFarlahd
& Co. Arlington, Oregon.
a first-class i .
GRANT CO:, OR.
511, 611 a m