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Grant Co. News.
Chinooks and showers.
Sheriffs notice under "New to
Copp's mining location blanks for
sale at this office.
All woolen goods at reduced pri
ces. J. DUKKIIEIMKK it CO.
Mumps accompanied by lung fe
ver are prevailing to an alarming
extent about Prairie City and the
"We stop the press to-day to an
nounce that single copies of this
paper in wrappers ready for mailing
will be sold for ten cents.
An increase in our ore cabinet
was made this week by Horace
Sloan, who left some samples of
rock from his Elk creek mines.
Neil Hall is still prospecting on
Ins lead up the creek, and finding
good looking rock, samples of
which can be seen at this olfice.
W. R. Cunnington lias purchas
ed the residence property of David
Hill on second street and Harney
Avenue, and moved with his fami
"We desire to call your attention
to our itock of Ladies and Misses
cloaks, which will now be sold at
cost to close out our entire stock.
1 DuitHEIMEU & Co.
The new land olfice for the Har
ney land district has been located
at Drewsey, and R. J. Slater of
Pendleton appointed register and
Ceo. McGowan 'of Burns receiver.
Billy Tureman near Prairie City
was badly hurt last week by a wild
horse pulling back and throwing the
rail to which ho was hitched against
Mr. Tureman's breast with great
F. C. Sels last week slaughtered
a couple of Berkshire and Chester
"White pigs, eleven months old,
that weighed when dressed three
hundred pounds each. Good for
Canyon City pigs.
The Dalles Times-Mountaineer
will issue a mammoth Holiday edi
tion descriptive of Eastern Oregon.
If you desire copies send in your
orders immediately to the News
'office 10 cents a copy.
Charles Hendricks the clerk and
Charles Baker the porter of the
Arlington Hotel, Baker City, had
an encounter last Thursdav even
ing with pistols, and both received
dangerous wounds, but are recover
ing. Woe unto the poor delinquent
taxpayer. Collectors are right on
their track. Some who have been
delinquent for years on personal
property are now out of tho state,
and Sheriff Gray is bound no more
shall get away.
It is rumored that the Canyon
City sash and door factory will be
started up at an early day under the
supervision of Mr. W. S. South
worth. There is always a demand
for such products, and home manu
facture is ahead of the imported ar
ticle. The little three-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Bates of Prairie
City died during the week, of lung i
fever, and was buried in the I. 6. j
0. F. cemetery at Prairie City last 1
Monday. The sorrowing parents
have the sympathy of every one in
this their sad bereavement.
To people living at a distance
we wish to say that we still have a
complete stock of goods in all lines
and can supply every family in
Grant county, also that our prices
are as low as any store this side of
Portland. Call and convince your
J. DuitKEIMEIt k Co.
David L. Shirk has been admit
ted to bail in the sum of $20,000,
with D. G. Overholt, John Long,
J. b. Haptonstall, .John Muldrick
and John Schmidt as sureties. The
bond has leen certified to lnjfore
the proper officer here and sent to
Baker to Ixj approved by Judge
Remonstrances are beinir circula
ted in southern Grant county pray-
ing the next legislature to not di- '
vide Grant county. If a majority i
of tho taxpayers of the proposod j
new county oppose division or are
in favor of division that "settles
the cat-hop" ko far as the legisla
ture is concerned. Petitions or re
monstrances from this side count
This intelligence office is in re
ceipt of a seven page manuscript
poem contributed by an amateur,
beginning: "Oh, where will be the
birds that sing a hundred years to
cornel" We can answer the ques
tion, but cannot publish
The answer, if we guess
thev will be stuffed and
imr tho bonnets of the old maids of
tho future. Spring poetry isn't in
Hon. T. A. McKinnon accompa
nied by his son and son-in-law J.
L. Albeit, passed through town
Monday on their way to the Straw
Wry mills with three four-horse
wagons loaded with Harney valley
wheat which they will have made
into flour. Should next season be
as favorable to fanners as the past
one there need be no fear of Har
ney valley's grain producing capa
bilities, and she can support a few
flouring mills of her own.
Send in your subsctiptions to
See change in "ad" of the "New
Hotel" this week.
Novelties and Fancy goods for
tho Holidays at
J. DURKIIEIMEll it Co'8
Christinas is called the time of
good cheer, which may account
for Christmas being hollerday.
The last ninety-five babies
borm in Vanceburg, Ky., are all
girls, and every body is puzzled
by the phenomeon.
The city authorities of Port
land, with the co-operation of the
Chinese merchants, have deter
mined to rid the city of highbin
ders. Horace Sloan took his departure
to-day for Elk creek to do the as
sessment work on some of the min
ing claims that he is representing
The Oregonian wants a cable
laid to China and Japan. All
right, the idea is a good one, as
soon as we get matters in shape
we will lay a couple.
"I 'stumped' all through the
campaign," said the one-legged
man. "And I," said tho one
armed politician, 'made a few
It is said that the walls of a
"v k r 1
church at Davison, iuich., were
recently measured on Sunday
and the contract for papering
them let the same day.
See O. P. Cresap's Holiday
display announcement in this is
sue of the Nkws. Anything you
want from a brass monkey to a
railroad train he can furnish.
D. V. Kuykendall, a youth of 19
years of aie was adjusted insane, at
Eugene City, a few days ago and
taken to the asylum. Excessive
cigarette smoking is given as the
cause of his dementia.
It is a curious fact that a man
named Messenger lias just been
appointed gunner in the navy,
while a man named Gunner was
recently made a messenger in the
navy department at Washington.
Look to your stove pipes once
in a while, as during these windy
days they may become unjoinied
and cause a destructive fire. You
cannot be too careful of your
property and that of your neigh
bors. We tender our sincere and
heartfelt thanks to the physicians
in attendance and to all our
friends Avho so kindly aided us
during our sore affliction, the
deatli of our little bov.
J. W. & S. R. Batks.
Tiger Hose Team Xo. 1, of
Canyon City, will give a grand
Christmas eve Ball on the evening
of Dec. 24 , 1888. Arrangements
will be made for the full enjoy
ment of all who attend. See
"ad" elsewhere in this issue.
Timbers have been hauled
from the sawmill to the court
house yard to be used in the erec
tion of the staging whereupon
Mr. P. McGinnis will make his
first debut before the world in
the role of an executed criminal
after the Holidays.
In the circuit court at Baker
City Arthur Ilallan, found guilty
of manslaughter, for the killing
of Bud Douglas at Cracker City
last September, was sentenced by
Judge Fee to the stale peniten
tiary for a period of seven years
and to pay a fine of $500:
A Scotch beadle took his
sweetheart to a graveyard, and
showing her a dark corner, said:
"Mary, my folks lie there. Would
you like to lie there .when you
die?" It was a grim way of pro
posing, but Mary was a sensible
Scotch lassie and accepted him.
All poetic contributions should
be handed in on Sunday, that be
ing the editor's day to be good.
If presented on any other day
the contributor will find it much
safer to accompany the offering
with a basket of apples or the
name of a new cash subscriber.
All poetry received at the au
The boys will, when writing
letters to their lady-loves, please
refrain from using envelops from
the Xews' writing desk with the
"return after 10 days" printed in
the corner. It shows bad taste
to "bum" writing material, be
sides you are liable to be made
the subject of much ridicule.
P. O. box 25 has been the recep
tacle of several such letters lately,
marked "return to sender." Some
of them would make interesting
reading. We cannot tell who
the "sender" is until the letters
"One Chinaman and four
white men, all prisoners, passed
through town last night in charge
of an officer, going down on the
Portland train. They were from
Grant countw destined for the
the Pendleton East
You are wrong there,
Mr. E. O. Onlv one of the white
men was a prisoner. That stout
man you took for a convicted
felon was no other than our effi
cient sheriff W. P. Gray, and the
thin tall complected young man
was his deputy. The other fellow
was going below to sec his best
girl. You will need a little mer
cy on your soul if Sheriff. Gray
Our town still lives.
Xot much snow yet.
Considerable trade and traffic.
Wm. Graham is on the out
side on business.
Jo. Haines and wife arc stop
ping at the hotel.
Oscar Benson and family are
now residents of Granite.
Van Sclyek and family will
soon conic to stay with us.
Mr. Benlly yand wife passed
through on the road to Sumpter.
We arc glad you print the ad
dress on your paper they come
Mining prospects are fine and'
new ledges being discovered ev
ery day or two.
We have settled down to busi
ness and made up our minds to
"grin and bear" the next four
Tom Graham the "Daniel
Boone" of Granite has hunted 42
days in succession and killed
We had a "heel and toe"
shindig last night, and all seem
ed pleased, and every one went
home fired, having danced their
John Cabell met with an ac
cident. He came in contact
with the looie hind leg of a mule
and of course he curses the mule,
but both will recover.
The Monumental folks propose
to celebrate the Holidays. I
guess the Granite folks will have
to go as they are making no
preparations for any amuse
ment. Old man G. was tried for
stealing chickens last week be
fore a jury of his peers, but was
found "not guilty." It was also
found that the boys wanted some
fun and they had a mock trial.
Our hotel has another boarder.
He has a taste for milk. He
weighs lbs. His name is
Harry Francis Looney. He is
very eccentric and makes his
mother feed him. His dad's all
We the undersigned wishing to
close our books respectfully ask
that all persons indebted to us
either by note or account will
please come forward and settle
the same by Jan. 1st, 1881).
Haptonstall & Daht.
Dakota, if she is smart, will
keep her blizzards locked up in
the icehouse u:.t!l after she gains
her coveted admission to the
Union. Otherwise they will
freeze her out.
There have been seventy-eight
marriage licenses issued by the
clerk of Wasco county during the
year 18S8, from January up to the
present writing. This is a fair
showing, and reflects creditably up
on the patriotism of the people.
To marry is a very honorable and
very dignified proceeding. Let the
good work proceed. Mountaineer.
Albany Democrat: The Ore
gon Pacific has made a proposi
tion to Xolson A. Bennett to com
promise his $f)51,S25 suit. As
they paid Mr. Hunt $G0,000 in
cash it seems that they are able
to do it. It is asserted here that
the company has a fine bank ac
count for railroad building, and
next season will sec the largest
year's work in the history of the
A specimen of the beautiful
scenery of the Pacific northwest, as
well as a fine piece of the engraver's
art, is the supplement accompany
ing the last number of the West
Shore Magazine. This is a large
engraving, 17x23 inches in size, ex
ecuted in tints, of a pictoresquo
scene in Prickly Pear canyon, on the
line of the Montana Central rail
road. On? of these art supplement,
accompanies every number of this
excellent magazine, a valuable feat
ure not possessed by any other pul
lication. The West Shore is tin
only magazine published which
gives illustrations and reliable de
scriptions of that rapidly develop
ing portion of our national domain
embraced in the limits of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana and
Alaska. Whoever wants to keep
posted on that region should become
a subscriber. Subscription price
$2.50 a year. L. Samuel, publish
er, Portland, Or.
E. Hayes is county agent for
Dr. Scoffs electric goods; also
for llogers Bro's fine silverware,
gold and silver watches. Call on
him for your holida' and wedding
presents. Everything warranted,
and cheaper than over sold iu this
Wheat Raisers, Attention!
Xotice to wheat raisers is here
by given that we will grind Wheat
for pay at the rate of 50 cts. for
every 100 lbs of Flour turned out,
provided it is brought in quanti
ties not less than fifty bushels;
otherwise we will exchange Flour
for Wheat. Further, that we will
guarantee the Hour equal to the
very best, provided good wheat is
Highest Market Price paid for
Jamks Normal tfc Co.
John Day City, Sept. 2G, 1888.
Her Varied Natural Resources Ex.
tent of Territory.
POPULATION, VOTERS, ETC.
In answer to almost daily in
quiries from every state in the
Tltlinil Wn Kll!lll tiiwlurtnlrn in r!n
a true and accurate description
of this, the largest and bestcoun-
tv in Oregon, and send each in
tending immigrant a copy of the
Nkws, thus at our own expense
constituting ourself a "Board of
Immigration" on a limited scale.
Grant county is the largest
county in the stale, extending in
length from a short distance be
yond the first standard of paral
lel south to beyond the eighth
standard parallel south,, or from
Umatilla count' on the north to
the&Nevada line on the south.
A great extent of her territory is
mountainous, and in the northern
portion of the county a heavy
growth of yellow pine, fir and
tamarack is found on the moun
tains, making the timber resour
ces unlimited and boundless.
Her most extensive valley, Har
ney and its tributaries, in the
southern portion of the county,
has long been devoted to stock
raising, but of late years the val
ley is rapidly settling up, and al
though the country with the ex
ception of sheltered localities is
inclined to be frosty during the
summer months a good quality
of grain and some of the finest
vegetables ever seen were grown
the present year. Burns, ifar-
ney and Drewsey the latter in
the Malheur country are the
towns of this extensive Southern
Grant countv, which in time will
be detached from Grant county, i
and on the completion of the I
proposed Oregon Pacific railroad
will become sufficiently develop
ed to rank among the wealthy
counties of our state. I
The John Day valley and its J
tributary valleys has the most j
mild climate of any in Eastern
Oregon. This valley and tribu
taries compose an area" of country
some 75 or SO miles long by from
one to four miles in width, sur
rounded by foothills where grows
the nutritious bunchgrass, and
back of these the high timbered
mountains. Canyon City, the
county seat of Grant county,
Prairie City, John Day, Mt. Ver
non and Dayville, largest in the
order named, are the towns of
the John Day valley. All kinds
of fruits except the tropical
fruits of California and the South
grow hero in profusion. Apples
are shipped from this valley to
Baker City and other points on
the railroad, which rival in fla
vor those grown in any other
portion of Oregon, and only our
remoteness from rail transporta
tion about e:ghty miles pre
vents Grant county fruit from
going into all parts of the United
Long Creek and Fox valleys
to the north of the John Day are
rapidly coming to the front in
the way of settlement and devel
opment. Stock raising and farm
ing are the chief occupations, and
these two valleys are about filled
with a good class of prosperous,
industrious and law abiding citi
zens, but yet there is much good
vacant government land for in
tending settlers, which is to be
had for the mere taking, under
the homestead or pre-emption
laws. The 'town of Long Creek
in the above named valley is a
trading point for that entire coun
try, with tht? exception of the
villages of Hamilton and Monu
ment, ten and twenty miles be
yond. Silvics and Bear valleys to the
south of the John Day are utiliz
ed for stock ranges and hay
ranches mostlv, their altitude
rendering them unfit for farming
except in sheltered nooks. Much
land is open for settlement, and
we have been shown the present
season as fine vegetables ami
grain from Bear valley as can be
grown anywhere, but of course
not the entire valley can be de
pended upon for a '"garden spot"
on the account of the frost.
Quartz mining is beginning to
attract attention of outside capi
tal as well Jia home capitalists.
On Dixie Creek near Prairie City
the work of development has
been going on for a few years, and
the yield of gold from some of
the ledges is no inconsiderable
sum annually. Two five-stamp
mills and two or three arrastras
are used in crushing the ore,
which is for the greater part free
Above Canyon City on Canyon
creek several very wide ledges
are being slowly developed, some
of the ore assaying very well
near the surface, and down as
far as the lead has been prospect
ed. Gold and silver are the pre
cious metals, but more less base
metal is encountered in testing
the ores. East of Canyon City
in the mountains considerable
prospecting for quartz is being
done seemingly with good suc
cess, but as capital is lacking
the work of development in the
entire country is of necessity not
very rapid. In a few years, how
ever, we predict that this vast
mineral belt will be the scene of
great activity, and 'that the
wealth that lies hidden in our
rock-ribbed mountains will be
dedicated to the use of man to
enhance his joys. The purchase
of the Monumental mine in Gran
ite district by a wealthy London
corporation last summer will in
fuse new life in the mining in
dustry of Grant county, and it
will advance as it has never ad-
I vanced before
I At tl,e stjlte and county elec
ilon 1:lst 'June, Grant county's
voters numbered for congressmen
l,y;M, which vote allowing five
population for each voter, would
bring our population up to '.U570
souls. These statistics will hard
ly apply to Grant county, as
such large numbers of her voters
are men without families. Her
taxable property is over $.'5,000,
000, scattered over a strip of
God's green earth 200 miles long
by 00 miles wide. Grant coun
ty can furnish a home for thous
ands of families yet, and still
have vacant land to spare. Crops
never fail, and tornadoes or Hoods
nor fearful epidemics come to
Dr. Tanner believes that he
can be buried four days and
come out of the grave alive and
ali right. Ho probably can't,
but by all means let him try it.
Sold fcy DruggbU ami Venlcri fhervtchere.
THE CHARLES A. V0GELER C0
In tho county court of the sla'cof
Oregon, for Grant county.
In the matter of the estate of
Joseph Kobison, deceased.
Isotick to Cannrrous.
Please take notice that by an
order of tho above entit'ed court,
dated June Iflth 188S, letters tes
tamentary were issued to the un
dersigned as executor of t.he es
tate of Joseph Jlobisou, deceased.
All persons having claims
against the s.iid estate are herel.y
notified to present the same, duly
verified as by law provided to the
undersigned at Kahler I3asin
Wagner. Grant county, Oregon,
within six immlhs from tho date
Dated at Canyon City, Oregon,
this oth dav of December 1SSS.
Canyon City,' Orkuon.
G HOT IT y TJIOMPSOJt
Travohng men will find this a
p'easunt and desirable place at
v hich to stop.
Giro j:s a Cull
Livery anfl Feed Stable.
LEE FILLER, Propr.
Canyon City-, Grant Co. Orcj;on.
I'ETEa K'JIIL's OLD STAND
Having bought tbese populai
Stables I lespeetfully solicit a share
of the public patronage.
First-class Single and- Double
Teams to let.
FINE ItlTOOIKS & KOAtl CAKTS.
care of transient stock
GUIDE, 124 pp.j price cnty 25:, (postage stamp
s: n v
Report Irietei Tra.and
very Sfcttler JhoDWveZOPP'SJS
A TALE OF A COW.
The following is copied from
the Wasco Sun. We can hardly
believe all the wonderful per
formances of the cow, but if they
are true she is an entire circus of
"A town cow has made herself
famous for her infamy. Hereto
fore she has contented herself by
opening gates, letting down bars
and fences, and lunching on
j roses, violets and other choice
f flowers, varying the monotony of
her bovine career by picking pad
locks with a wire and unlocking
stable doors with a pass key
which she has secreted some
where about her person. Mon
day night about 8 o'clock she
opened the front gate at Mr. Mul
ligan's and proceeded to investi
gate the premises in search of
shrubbery or late flowers for a
lunch. In one corner of Mr. Mul
ligan's yard is a cess pool 8 or 10
feet deep, covered with a plat
form. This the cow prospected
and succeeded like the democrat
ic party in stepping on the tariff
plank in it, which broke; and
when the south end of the cow
struck the platform, the whole
thing gave way and she went tail
first to the bottom. Instead of
putting the planks back and leav
ing her to deserved fate, the fam-
ilv aroused souk; of their neijrh-1
bors, and undertook to raise her
out. Mr. Moody was sent for;
Shutz and others, including the
leading members of The Mikado
Club took a hand, and with
whoop and hurrah, block and
tackle, pole, profanity and ad
vice, the good work was energet
ically pushed until near mid
night, when the cow still in the
hole, which was no misfit. About
midnight, when c-vtrybody was
discouraged, one of the gentlemen
went to the electric light works
and got two pairs of climbers,
used by the line men, which he
threw down the hole. The cow
by this time was tired of her sur
roundings, and hastily buckling
on the "climbers" she skinned up
a bis nolo with which the club
men had tried to pry her out, and
taking a hasty bite at the shrub
bery as she started for the gate,
she flourished her tail in a short
and gay farewell, and went down
to the court house where she re
stored her lost circulation by
sliding down the stone on the
side of the steps. We know this
is correct as we had it from her
own lips yesterday morning
when she came down to this
oflice to insert the following ad
in this paper:
'Lost In or about Mulligan's
yard Monday night a universal
pass key and picklock. A liber
al reward will be paid for the re
turn of the same to
A Town Cow." '
Dissolution of Partnersnip.
The piutMorsliip heretofore ex
isting under tho iistine of Motley
Bio's, i.s tin's I;iy dissolvoil ly
mutual consent, (). V. Motley re
tiring, It. '1 . Motley assuming1 all
liabilities, and monevs, ami ae
counts owing said firm to bo paid
toll. T. Motley. Dated this 1st
dav o. Nov. 1888
R . T. Motley,
O. V. Motley.
A Man at any time may
But there is not a particle of danger cf
To make Glad tho Hearts of his own Lit lie Ones,
somebody else's Little Ones, or His Best Girl.
Crcsap has, Oh, such an immense lot of Holiday Goods that one
could hardly enumerate them in half a day, and so cheap for Cash that it
will surprise you. Jlo respectfully invites every one to call and look iv
the display, ami not miss the bargains ollered.
ONLY JUST COM AND SEE-
A Pleasing Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
I.'!ow3 tho rise of Syrup of Figs, as it
aivi gcutly oa tho
Illicctually Cleansing the System when
Costive or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating tho or-
oa which it acts.
Tor Salo In .".Ocand 81.00 Bottles hy
all Leading DrucsUU.
XAXCriCTUKED OSIT ST TTIK
CALirOENIA PIG SYEUP 00
Fix Faascisco, Cal.,
'-nnsvtu.s, Y.Y., Nevr York. Jf. Y.
7 . . ."
VARIETIES AND NOTIONS.
IS THE OL POSTOFFICE DDII.DIXO
CANYON CITY, Oregon.
'Toilet Sets, Chinese and
Japanese Goods, Dolls,
Books, Pictures, and
JS 'ick Nacks of every des
cription. 1 GAGE SI.- TEE
Boot or Shoes made to order, or neatly
All Work Warranted Firat-olau.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at La Grande. Orcon.
Oct. 29th, lj.
Notice i lierehy jHven that tne fullowlnjr
named gettler has tiled notice of Id intention to
make final proof In support of his claim, and
that RaM proof will be made before the county
Clerk of Grant county, Or., at Canyon City, Or ,
on December llth, 1333, viz: MAKTJ Jf A.
LUCAS. 1S Xo. 7Si9fort!io W1.-2 Nki i au,i
i El 2 XW1-4 Sec U Tp 17 S K 31 E.
lie name trie igiiowihi; witueed to prove M
contiiiuoj residence upon, and culth'tnloii of,
raid land, viz: W S Southwortli. L.ints Thl
lault. Janie Gaston, John Ilupp-T, all uf
Any pcrmin uho ilelics to protest a?:ih st tli
allmvjtH-.! of siii-h proof, or who knoin uf any
!utuitantul rcaKOii, under the law and the rrj;.
u!atioii! iif the Interior Depart nit, why .iuvu
proof fhould not be allowed, wilt be given au
opportunity at the al-oo inctiti..ne-I tiint-mml
place to cro-n examine the wittien i f ald
claimant, and to oRVr evidence In reixtttal of
that mibmltled by claimant.
1IK.VKV ItlXKHART, KtciiUr.
OX THE CAKYOK CITY A. IJUKXS I!0D.
1(5 Miles from Cunvon Citv. 1(J
.). M. ADAM SO Jf, Prop.
"get his Foot into it,"
such thing happening if ha goss to