The East Oregonian
Saturday Sept. 01, 1877


On the 27th inst. Isaac L. Vanwinkle was arrested by deputy sheriff Benjamin, charged with committing on assault with a dangerous weapon on the person of Wm. L. Donaldson. The weapon used was a knife. Donaldson was cut in the left shoulder. On hearing the evidence in the case, T.T. Lieuallen acting as magistrate held the defendent to appear at the October term of the Circuit Court. Immediately after the examination Donaldson was arraigned on a warrant sworn out by Vanwinkle, charging him with a like offense, the weapon used being a pitchfork. In the latter case the court dismissed the prisoner after hearing the evidence on the part of the State. It seems that the party were at work in the harvest field, one driving and the other loading a header wagon when the altercation occured.

The editor of the East Oregonian accompanied by his son passed through Weston this week.

It requires 14 beefes besides other meat each week to supply the Weston market.

Our merchants are having large lots of wheat hauled to the railroad.

Leo Schumacher has opened a photograph gallery at Weston.

Dr. C.J. Taft of Walla Walla was in town this week.

Our streets are crowded with teams loaded with grain.


Our correspondent at Heppner, under date of August 20, writes as follows:

Very eargerly have we scanned the pages of your paper for some weeks past in search of a few items from this place, not so much that we are anxious to learn the news as we are that our part of the country should ahve at least one representative of our local paper. But it appears that our people are dead to the fact that they have a medium through which they may make themselves and their part of the world known to the world at large. Yet notwithstanding this, a knowledge of our favored land is heralded throughout the country, and hither flock people of all trades and professions to assist us in building up for ourselves a common home of wealth and propriety. It has been asserted and it may with prosperity be repeated that, "There is a prosperous future in store for the people of Heppner and vicinity. This is decideldly a favored country, and success is sure to crown the efforts of an industrious people."

As items of news we submit the following:

Dr. J.C. Andrews has built a cozy little residence in town where he now resides with his happy family.

Mr. Minor's new hotel is doing a flourishing business.

Mr. L.L. Shortridge has nearly completed his boot and shoe store and residence combined, when he will soon take possession and commence business.

Mr. I.H. Chase has again bought in, and is now a partner with the Dicksons in the blacksmithing business.

A few nights since an altercation took place in the street in front of Mrs. Smith's hotel between some parties said to be Billy Jones, Oscar Mitchell, and Johnny Butterfield in which a pocket knife was used pretty freely, if we are to judge from woulds carried away by the last named gentleman. Such work as this does not speak very well for the morals of our town and we hope it will be the last of the kind.

Mrs. Dr. Andrews has been engaged to teach the Heppner school for the quarter commencing on Monday, September 3d.

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