The East Oregonian Saturday
Sept. 01, 1877
Local and Other IntelligenceNext Saturday, September 8, there will be a meeting at Pilot Rock to take steps toward constructing a road from Birch creek to Granite creek mines. Turn out everybody.
Matt Taylor cut his hand slightly this week and then handled a soaked raw-hide. His hand, though naturally like unto a giant's, swelled to enormous proportions, caused undoubtedly by the poison taken into the system from the hide. At present the hand is all right. Let those who have cuts or sores on their hands be careful how they handle wet hides.
By private letter from Union, Union county, we learn that the front of the brick store in course of erection for Sommer & Baer, fell to the ground on Saturday last, carrying the workmen with it. The son of Mr. Chancy, hotel keeper, was one of the injured, and was not expected to survive his injuries.
There were not enough people present at Pilot Rock last Wednesday to make a "meeting," therefore the meeting to be, had to take steps to construct a road to Granite creek mines was adjourned to a subsequent period as will be seen elsewhere in this paper.
Gone. - Our worthy sheriff, R. Sargent, started Wednesday for Laramie city with a requisition for the arrest of D.C. [Cayuse] Reynolds. It is said Reynolds "sloped" with about 70 good American horses. Other reports say he has been stealing horses for years.
By reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that the "condoned" case for divorce which occurred last Spring, has been renewed. It will also be noticed that the attorney for the then condonor is the attorney now for the then condonee.
For the robbery of Gottleib Schweigert, Tom Burns and James Goodrich were held to appear in the sum of $1,000 each; and the Indian, Tas-tas, in the sum of $100. It is supposed that neither Burns nor Goodrich can furnish the neccessary bonds.
W. Jasper took our advice given last week, and secured a license from Clerk Sharon to marry Mary Linville. "The early bird cathes the worm." Mr. J. applied for the precious article at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Col C. Sharp, general travelling agent for the WilsonSewing Machine [not Wheeler & Wilson], is now in Pendleton for the purpose of establishing an agency. This machine is reported to stand A1.
Prof. Arnold's High School commences a term October 1. The necessity of scholars beginning the firt day of the term will be referred to next week.
Up to Friday noon not a tax-payer had appeared before the Board of Equalization for a reduction of assessment. Assessor Benson's work must have been satisfactory.
On Monday County Court commences its September term. On Wednesday next county business will receive the attention of the court.
Mr. Lenox has moved his house hold effects to his "other house" to make room for the coming John Hexter, merchant.
George M. Bull, the long absent and eldest son of the proprietor of this paper, returned home last Saturday.
Millard White's residence is fast nearing completion. It is going to be a neat and commodious residence.
Uncle McDonald of La Grande, we were informed, would soon be pounding iron in Milton.
Next week marriage licenses and real estate transactions.
Miss Emma Bishop returned from Umatilla this week.
S.L. Morse now assists Dave Taylor in giving prisoners an airing.
Born, August 31, to the wife of Jerry Despain, a daughter. Weight 9 1/2 pounds.
Miss Aura Morse returned this week from Umatilla where she had been on an extended visit.
James Jones has purchased the property in the east end of town heretofore belonging to Mr. Starr.
News has been received that Brigham Young is dead. What will become of the many lone widders?
A school meeting to be held on Saturday, September 8, in Pendleton, to take into consideration the propriety of levying a tax to pay the debs of the district.
G.D. Richardson wishes us to publicly thank George Barnhart for the finding and prompt return of a pocket-book containing valuable papers, lost byhim last June,and given up for lost.
John T. Hinton sent us samples of wheat grown on his farm on Willow creek, this county, which we believe was never excelled for luxurant growth, size and numbers of grain, in the county.
Wm. Lee, the veterinary surgeon, will be in attendance at the Union Fair, where all who desire his services can be accommodated. All operations in his line carefully done and warranted. Mr. Lee has proven himself highly qualified to perform all he professes.