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Saturday, April 8, 1876
Dissolution of partnership - D.C. Guernsey, A.H. Reynolds, and F.G. Frary under name of D.C. Guernsey & Co.

Warehouse.--The warehouse is being put under the management of Geo. Hunter, who will be ready to receive freight next week. He informs us he has secured near $2400 worth of stock, which insures the success of the enterprise.

Closing Out.-- Guernsey & Co. have concluded to wind up their mercantile business, and for that purpose are selling their goods at actual cost, and notify all persons indebted to them that their accounts must be settled up. This firm will change their business altogether, and must call in and concentrate their means for that purpose.

Chair Factory.--Through the courtesy of Squire Newland, we were invited during the week, to visit Bailey & Co.'s chair and furniture establishment about three miles up the Touchet. We were astonished to find that they have quite an extensive establishment, a fine water power and every facility for building up a large business.

Millinery.--Miss Grinstead has opened a fine assortment of ladies' and misses' hats, fancy articles and millinery goods, in the building opposite the brick store. The stock is direct from Chicago and of the latest styles. From the interest that has already been manifested by the ladies, there must be something unusually attractive in the display made.

Napoleon 3D.--This fine stallion was imported from Illinois by Joseph McGee, and will stand the present season in this county. He is a beautiful gray, 16 hands high, weighs 1600 pounds and is pronounced by competent judges to be the finest draught stallion in the Territory. This character of horses are being demanded with the increasing developments of the country, and to those engaged in horse raising the opportunities of the present season should not be neglected.

Fourth of July.--The council representing the Granges in this county have resolved to celebrate the coming 4th of July in a becoming manner. The citizens of Dayton have already been making preparations for the same purpose. Why not all unite in one grand celebration in this place? The united efforts of all interested would secure a celebration that would contribute more enjoyment to all than a number of smaller celebrations. What is our committee appointed for that purpose doing? Somebody stir them up with a forty rod pole.

Entertainment.--The ladies of Dayton will give an entertainment in Torrence's hall, for the benefit of the Centennial Fund.

Change of Time.--As soon as the condition of the roads will admit of it, M. Fettis will change the time for the arrival and departure of the states to the summer schedule, reaching here in the evening and departing in the morning.

Local Brevities.

A Masonic lodge is to be organized in Dayton.

Miss M.A. Flett, of Walla-walla, is visiting her friends in this place.

Spring has not arrived yet and we still have a chance to freeze to death burning green wood.

Stafford & Scribner can supply the farmers with all they want in the harness line.

What fair young lady has been making our special reporter a present of a ribbon watch chain.

The community is under obligations to John Hulse, for the important repairs upon the bridge across the Touchet.

The Lyceum dispensed with their debate on Wednesday evening to accommodate those desiring to attend Prof. Kennedy's lecture.

Assessor Walker will commence assessing in the south west part of the county on Monday the 17th, and work up to the other ends.

We are not in the habit of indulging in cuss words, but if we were, we would try and do justice to a pile of green wood Bill Newland sent us.

Mr. Durham has shown us a curious freak of nature in the way of twin eggs connected together by a neck. A pity the eggs could not of been hatched.

We have a nice glass front to our new office and would like now to engage a first class brass front to help us financier our paper through these hard times.

Messrs. Rainwater and Mustard have filed for record, a plat of their addition to the town. They offer some fine building lots for sale.

Vallen at the Centennial meat market says the cool weather

is of no advantage to him, for he cannot keep his meat on hand long enough to give it an opportunity to spoil.

If parties most interested in the incorporation of the town propose to do anything at the May term of the Commissioners, they had better be up and doing for their time is short.

Efforts are being made to have a small flouring mill erected on the Pataha creek near the head of the valley, where a good and sufficient water power for this purpose can be obtained.

The Dayton meat market has been removed to the new building adjoining the old stand. The open front and tasty manner (not Ike) in which the shop is gotten up, gives a very inviting appearance.

A great many passengers have passed to and from upon the stages during the week. It is encouraging to see travel increasing, and we hope Mr. Fettis may have his coaches filled during the season.

The time for the payment of delinquent taxes is getting very limited. Sheriff Gilbreath is very indulgent in matters pertaining to his personal interests, but in the performance of official duties has no friends to recognize.

Jim Hunt returned from Walla-walla just in time to prevent a nice "kettle of fish" about the Columbia hotel. The next time we take charge of this establishment, we want stringent regulations made in advance of our being left on our own resources to preserve order and such like.

A remarkable case of absent mindedness occured in town on the evening of the temperance lecture. A gentleman, heretofore, noted for his gallantry, forgot a previous engagement and allowed a lady to await his coming the entire evening. This sudden freak of his, is accounted for, in his attempting to run a hotel with three or four lady advisors. He has our heartfelt sympathy.

Sorghum.--S.M. Wait has been investigating the Sorghum question, and states that syrup can be made with a large profit to the farmer and manufacturer, and that successful experiments have already been made in this county. If the farmers will produce the cane, he proposes, if no one else will--to put up a good mill and give one-half of the syrup made to the parties delivering the cane to the mill.




Saturday, April 22, 1876

Hardware.-- Rowley & Bunnell are now receiving a fine lot of stoves and hardware. They have the finest and largest assortment of nails ever shipped to this part of the country.

Nice Saloon.--Ned Harris is having his saloon fitted up in a very handsome manner. We know he is the right kind of man to keep a saloon from the kindly manner in which we saw him take to water in Walla-walla.

New Card.--We call especial attention to the "ad" of Richardson and Eckler, who can accommodate all persons wanting anything in their line. They have experienced workmen employed and have incurred considerable outlay in opening up their business and they should have encouragement.

Shipment.-- Kimball & Day shipped on Thursday's boat from Toucannon warehouse, 220 barrels of flour; 320 sacks of potatoes; 1000 pounds of lard; 4000 pounds of bacon; 800 dozen of eggs and 40 Martin skins. There is more old wheat in the county than we supposed most of which will be shipped by Snake river.

Large Stock.--We had the pleasure during the week of taking a look at Schwabacher Bros. immense spring stock of goods in Walla-walla, and felt impressed with the idea that they intended alone to supply the whole country with goods. No wonder they need another large brick to accommodate their business.

Sunday School.--The M.E. Sunday School embraces some 60 scholars, who seem to manifest a deep interest in maintaining its importance in the community. It has for the past year been under the superintendence of Mr. Watrous, to whose zeal with the aid of a number of competent teachers the school is indebted for its present prosperity.

Lost Horses.--Thos. Tierney lost on Sunday last, 2 roan horses, 2 brown horses and 1 bay pony and one or two other horses, all supposed to have come in this direction where a portion of them were raised. Persons securing them will be rewarded for their trouble.

Centennial Party.--This entertainment came off on last Friday evening as previously announced, at Torrence's hall, and was continued to too late an hour to enable us to notice it in our last week's issue. Mrs. E. Wait entertained the audiences with one of her favorite songs, which fully sustained this lady's reputation for a highly cultivated musical taste. Messrs. Burge and Easthan showed considerable ability in the theatrical way, and the Brass Band chiming in at the right time with some fine selected pieces, made every one feel glad they had come. The affair concluded with a Leap Year Neck Tie Sociable. There was a very general turn out and everybody seemed satisfied. The ladies looked charming, and the gentlemen done their prettiest, and taking all in all it was the best entertainment of the season. The ladies propose to give a Martha Washington tea party during the first week in May, to which everybody and everybody's relations are especially invited.

Alpauau Gold.--Commissioner Harris was in town on Thursday and had with him some specimens of fine gold, taken from the immense sand deposits near the mouth of the Alpauau creek. He is sanguine $2.50 a day diggings can be had and with the aid of an improved process for saving fine gold from 4 to 5 dollars a day may be made to the hand. The water used is taken from the creek a mile above. A ditch company has been formed, and will in a few days be incorporated for the purpose of carrying all the water of the creek to where the gold is taken out.

Taxes.--By the time that the taxes are due in this county, near all of the scrip issued up to that time will be required and used by the tax payers in this immediate vicinity. From sixty days after the tax book is turned over to our Treasurer there should always be money in our country treasury to meet all demands, with the system of economy inaugurated in the management of our county affairs.

Bob Rowley got up the trip to go to Walla-walla. We regret the disappointment of certain parties who stopped over at the hotel. The fact is, the party wanted was off attending to matters of the utmost importance to the rising generation, and should be excused.

One of the Siwash brethren camped on the other side of the creek died last night. These Indians that are camped along the Touchet from time to time belong to no particular tribe, are under no treaty stipulations and belong to what have been known as the Snake river bands, made up from all the different tribes.

Probate Court.--The regular term of Probate Court will be held on Monday next. Judge Sturdevant has got nicely fitted up in his new quarters, where he has a separate and comfortable room for court purposes.

It was not the devil that went to Walla-walla this time, but our special reporter and "boss", the latter came home without losing anything this time, so far as we have yet learned.

Ad adjourned meeting of the citizens of the upper end of the county will meet at Toucannon today to select a location for a mill and town site. They need a trading point in that locality somewhere.

During the week about 900 head of cattle have been driven out of the county, having been purchased for the Black Hills.

Dayton was largely represented at the St. Louis hotel in Walla-walla during the week. Kohlhauff will make friends with all who go to see him.

A good many building lots are being disposed of in Rainwater and Mustard's addition, and already a number of residences are in the course of erection.

Frank Maynard is on hand at the Centennial market, and knows precisely where to find a porter house steak.

We learn there are parties contemplating putting up a small store at Vine Favor's on the Pataha.

Personals.--Mr. Fred Olds, of Waitsburg, paid Dayton a visit during the week to bid his old friends adieu. He starts East next week on a visit to his relatives and to see the sights at the Centennial. We wish him a pleasant trip and speedy return.

Tom Tierney, of Walla-walla is in town. He has so many friends in this part of the old county, that we almost consider him a part and parcel of Columbia county.

Miss Florence Hunt has returned home after near a year's absence in Portland attending school. She has fully availed herself of all the fine opportunities offered her for improvement, much to the gratification of her relatives and numerous friends.

H.A. Frary, agent of the Woolen Mills has removed to Walla-walla and taken charge of the company's wareroom there. The community regrets his loss, but then he is ably representing the most important interest in Dayton.

George Gibson, of Tucannon, gave us a calf today. He is on his return from Waitsburg, where he has been making purchases of goods and groceries. If you will say no more about George, we will have some rousing stocks in Dayton after while. "Luck in leisure."

Col. Page, superintendent of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, was in town on Monday last on official business. His many friends were pleased to see him in the enjoyment of fine health and spirits.

Light Draft Boat.--We clip the following from the Oregonian of the 19th, received today: The O.S.N. Co. has commenced, at Celilo, the construction of a new steam boat, which is to be built of such light draft that it can ascend and descend the Snake river as far as Lewiston at the lowest stage of water. The boat is designed especially to meet the demands of trade during that portion of the season when navigation has heretofore been suspended. The dimensions of the new craft are: Length 150 feet, beam 36 feet, hold 4 1/2 feet. Work on the new boat will be pushed forward vigorously to completion.

A. Small, at Walla-walla, has good accommodations, and when you go there you should put up at his stable.

Our special reporter says, if the milliner shop don't pay, the young lady can have an interest in the Auditor's office.

Married.-- Cook -- Thomas --At the residence of the bride's father, February 14th, 1876, by Rev. Dr. Clark, John B. Cook to Miss Clara Thomas.

Married-- Angell -- Huff --At Waitsburg, April 19th, 1876, by the Rev. T. Hoagland, Robt. A. Angell to Miss Jennette Huff.

Married.-- Elliott -- Bounds --At Dayton, April 21st, 1876, by the Rev. W.H. Wills, Levi Elliott to Miss Eliza Bounds.

Saturday, October 21, 1876
Stevens County Representative

Hon. L.M. Ringer, of Whitman, has been nominated for re-election to the Legislature from that county, and a more admirable selection could not of been made. As a gentleman possessing all the requirements to fill any public position in this Territory, is not questioned for a moment by any candid mind of either party. We had the pleasure during the past year, of seeing a paper published in Missouri, where he formerly resided, and filled the position of sheriff, and the esteem in which he was held there and the high testimonials given of his capacity and worth, was of the most gratifying character, and if the voters of Whitman county refuse to elect him, they will never regret it but once and that will be forever. At the last session he was one of the most efficient members in the House, and it was due to his exertions alone that a term of the District Court was secured for his county. Whitman is a rapidly growing county and she has many important interests of a local character to be looked after in the Legislature, and Mr. Ringer can draw upon a large experience in legislation and men, besides an extensive and influential acquaintance made in advancing the interests of his constituency.

Hon. J.P. Judson.--While this gentleman has enjoyed the confidence of the entire communities upon the Sound and river, he was but little known in this upper country, except by reputation, until he opened the present Congressional canvass, which he has made in the most vigorous and convincing manner, inspiring faith in his assertions wherever he has spoken, Judge Jacobs received many democratic votes in the last electing. In this election Mr. Judson will receive not only the entire democratic vote of the Territory, but enough of the republican vote on the Sound and in the counties of Walla-walla and Columbia to elect him handsomely. The vote of the Territory has already been sufficiently canvassed to enable the democrats to announce with certainty the result in advance.

Hon. N.T. Caton.--The professional duties of this gentleman and his opponent, will prevent both from visiting Whitman and Stevens counties. Mr. Caton will secure his full party vote, if not more, in Walla-walla and this county, which is equivalent to an election by a handsome majority. The contest for this position is upon purely political grounds, both gentleman being competent and trustworthy. The third term applies to our friend Anders, which is a hard thing to get over with many republicans, as well as the entire democratic party.

Hon. E. Ping, the democratic nominee for joint councilman from this district, is an old settler of Walla-walla and now of this county, has been one of our most successful and enterprising farmers. He has been fully tested according to the old Jeffersonian rule which requires honesty and capacity in public positions. He has never sought positions or political preferment but has filled the position of County Commissioner and several times represented his county in the Legislature at the solicitation of his friends. He has been equal to every emergency presented him in public life and has throughout commanded the respect of his associates at the capitol and his constituency of both parties at home. He is thoroughly identified and familiar with the interest of this upper country and is the man for the times. Columbia county can elect him but his friends and himself desire support from the entire district which he will faithfully represent.

Grapes.--We are under obligations to Rev. Mr. McAllister for the nice assortment of grapes.

Delta you must get your items in on time to secure publication. Your items arrived too late last week for publication, and are too old for this week's issue.

Thanks.--Mr. Judson and his democratic friends wish to return thanks to Dr. Day, Chas. Day and Louis Young for martial music furnished on the evening of the speaking here.

Parlor Entertainment.--The entertainment given by Mart Taylor last Friday evening was good, and drew out a full house. At an early day Mart will give another of his pleasing entertainments.

Captain Mounts.--This popular humorist will be in Dayton in a few days and lecture upon the wonders of the deep. He has been highly endorsed by the press throughout the country, and his lectures are spoken of as instructive and amusing.

County Commissioner.--Mr. Price declined the nomination tendered him on account of his inability to attend the duties of the office to the neglect of his other business. The Central Committee have put on the ticket in his stead Wm. E. Ayers, a gentleman well known throughout the county as competent in every respect for the position and entitled to the confidence of the people.

Entertainment.--Mart Taylor and his accomplished lady propose giving one of their pleasant entertainments in this place at a time to be agreed upon for the benefit of a hall fund for the Masons and Odd Fellows. The offer is a very generous one, and we have no doubt the entertainment will be a success. Due notice of it will be given as soon as the arrangements are perfected.

Pic-Nic.--On last Saturday the Dayton M.E. Sunday School held a pic-nic in the park near town. Singing, swinging and rope jumping were the principal amusements of the day. The music was conducted by Miss Florence Hunt. Prof. Condon has the thanks of the school for the use of his melodeon on that occasion, also Mr. R.T. Watrous for his treat to apples. It was a very pleasant day to those participating in the exercises, and the scholars are ready to welcome another pic-nic day.

Religious Notices. **

Trip to Marengo.--On Sunday last we had the pleasure of visiting this new business point, where we found a large company of persons in attendance upon a camp meeting, under the auspices of the Southern Methodist Church. Reverends Oglesby and Mays were conducting the services and we learned they had been quite successful in their labors. We also found our old friend Short and his estimable family comfortably situated. He is doing a good business in the general merchandise line and seems much encouraged with the future prospects of that portion of the county. Mr. Benjamin is putting up a shop and dwelling and a building suitable for church and school purposes will soon be erected.

County Affairs.--There will be a surplus in the Treasury after the taxes are collected instead of an indebtedness hanging over the county. It must be borne in mind that we have to defray this year the expenses of two elections, which will amount to from 750 to 800 dollars, which expenses will not be incurred next year, also that most of the expenses for books and office furniture will not be incurred next year. Our general expenses will, as a matter of course, be increased next year and so will our assessment roll. We can safely say that with anything like a fair assessment next year not increasing the valuation of property over this year's assessment, our country tax can be reduced to 7 mills and after defraying expenses leave a balance in the Treasury. Great injustice has been done our Board of Commissioners by the representations that our expenses for this year would be from 7000 to 8000 dollars and that the county would be in debt.

Not So.--The correspondent of the Walla-walla Union says money could not be raised to pay the band to serenade Mr. Judson. Mr. Judson declined the serenade for the following reason: If he had been called out to speak an opportunity would of been given for the calling out of other speakers to disprove a number of statements made by Judge Jacobs during the day. There was evidence in Dayton at the time to disprove Judge Jacobs statement about the McCalley affair. As Judge Jacobs had left town Mr. Judson and his friends thought it would be in bad taste to have any further speaking. The democrats propose to have the band at a future day and pay liberally for it.

Sorghum Syrup.--Messrs Simons and Bishop have put up their fine Sorghum mill on the farm of George Miller, near town, and are now manufacturing a very superior quality of syrup, which in flavor and appearance surpass anything that has ever been imported to this market. Large lots of cane are being brought to the mill to be worked up. This enterprise should be encouraged by the entire community to the extent of keeping at home thousands of dollars exported for the purchase of syrup alone.

Too Much Nominated.--We are inclined to think that W.C. Bratton, nominee for Joint Councilman of this district, will conclude after the election that it would of been better not to have been nominated at all rather than be too much nominated. He was reported to the republican convention of this county as the Whitman county nominee and the nomination ratified at the same time it was understood in Stevens county from reliable authority in this county that the nominee would be conceded to Stevens.

Whitman county endorses Mr. Bratton as the nominee of this county. If the Stevens county republican should decline to endorse Bratton and present a man of their own it would be brought on our friend Ping to have to contend with two republicans. The republicans have a faculty of getting things muddled up this year. We can't help it and we wouldn't if we could.


Jas. Silcott, of Palouse Ferry, was in town yesterday looking well and in fine spirits over the election news. S.S. Cox, now in Congress, and the Silcott brothers were old schoolmates.

O. Jacobs At Waitsburg

A Synopsus of Hon. O. Jacobs Speech at Waitsburg.

notice to absent defendant, to Bolan Farr, Adman B. Owen filed against you, sum of $31.50




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