THE NATIONAL BANKWe learn ??? note from Yakima that Hon. J. R. LEWIS and Edward WHIT??? may be expected up here this ??? to perfect arrangements for the
opening of the First National Bank of Ellensburgh. A. W. ENGLE, formerly of Seattle, is to be cashier.
PARTYA pleasant surprise party was given on Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. SMITHSON. Just the thing to ??? people sociable and happy.
MINING NOTESDuring the latter part of last week, on Saturday, we believe, Hon. J. A. SHOUDY, President of the Tip Top Mining Company of Peshastin,
accompanied by E. D. PHELPS, started out on a tour of inspection of Swauk and Peshastin. No incident of note transpired on the road to
Swauk where they made their first stopping place. Here they made a tour of inspection and were very much pleased with the outlook at the
mines. No thorough clean up has yet been made by the Northern Pacific company, yet indications are good for a large one. The owners of
the mine do not expect particularly rich rock in that locality. A large amount of low grade ore is now in sight, and owing to the unlimited
facilities the company have at hand for a proper working of the same, remunerative returns are expected for capital expended in opening up
the mine. However, Mr. QUIETSCH, the Superintendent, is enthusiastic over the matter. He is confident that as the mine is developed very
rich ore will be found, and in proof of this points to the fact that the grade of the ore in improving as developments are made. The owners
of the mine will only be too happy to have the expectations of their Superintendent realized. The next morning the party started for Peshastin. From Swauk up the road is bad, so they abandoned their wagon and took to their horses.
After a toilsome ride, mixed with a good deal of walking, they finally reached Peshastin about noon, tired and hungry. Adjourned to the
boarding house of Mr. MAY. Here they soon demolished a substantial dinner prepared by the deft hand of Mrs. MAY. Then a round was made of
the camp and mines. The Tip Top is running one arastra on good rock. A large prospecting force will soon be put to work on the old SCHAFFER tunnel, so
called. The Superintendent, M. BOLLMAN, is in charge, and feels greatly encouraged by the outlook. The stamps of ???? ???? ???ing company in charge of Charles WHITMAN, an experienced miner and mill man, are pounding away on first-
class ore. Their concentrator is working finely, saving all the sulphurets, which late assays show are worth $270 per ton. JOHNSON & Co. are doing good work on their new purchase, the Pole-Pick, and with usual energy are developing their mine as fast as
circumstances will permit, having a force of men now at work in the upper levels of the mine. A large amount of ore is now on the dump in
readiness for the new mill which is to be put up this fall. A portion of the machinery of the mill is now on the ground. Some difficulty
has been experienced in getting in the heavy turbine wheel. This is now within about two and a half miles from its intended location. They
need it badly in order to be able to saw the lumber for their mill, but it won't be long before JOHNSON will have it there, and we will bet
on it. Zeb. KELLER, who took the contract for building the 10 bridges across the creek, mention of which has been made in a previous issue,
will probably complete his contract next week. This will ??? on easy transportation of the turbine to its intended location. From other sources, we gather as follows: W. H. ELLIOTT was in town this week from Swauk. He reports all the boys in the placers doing well. G. B. HENTON, interested at Peshastin, is in town. He looks sunburnt and happy. Jake LIVINGSTON, of Swauk fame, is home for a few days. Cause: Sickness in family. Elmer LOCKWOOD, of the SCHAFER Mining Company, can't leave home for the mine yet awhile. Geo. HUTTON, familiarly known as "Uncle", was in town this week, as also Peter WITER, an old stand-by of Peshastin. Both confirm the
good reports from the mines. By the arrival of Hon. E. P. BOYLE from above we also learn favorable reports from the Lake Cle-elum mines. "Mr. BOYLE informs us
the snow has entirely disappeared, which enables the prospectors to search with precision for lodes. The Lake, near the mines, is full of
trout. It is a common thing to catch trout 24 inches in length. Some work is being done on the Silver King, Red Jack, Eda Elenore and Hawk
ledges. On the latter the shaft is now down about 24 feet in good ore. The Judge brought down some pack animals to obtain supplies and
expects to meet here a party from Yakima who are interested in the mines. He informs us Messrs. Chas. SPLAWN and E. THORP are now at home,
having returned a few days since reporting rich discoveries to the south and east of the present mines. The Judge has our thanks for some
INSTALLATIONOn Saturday night last D. D. G. M., C. P. COOKE, installed the officers of Ellensburgh Lodge No. 20, I.O.O.F. Following is a list of
officers installed: W. A. STEVENS, N. G.; J. N. BURCH, V. G.; J. J. SUVER, Recording Secretary; L. C. WYNEGAR, Permanent Secretary;
Jas. H. STEVENS, Treasurer; M. P. WATSON, R. S. N. G.; S. L. BATES, L. S. N. G.; D. GABY, R. S. V. G.; J. G. OLDING, L. S. V. G.;
J. J. McGRATH, Warden; J. C. FRITCH, Conductor; M. BECKER, O. G.; J. T. GILMOUR, I. G,; J. M. NEWMAN, R. S. S.; Thos. HALEY, L. S. S.;
Representatives to the Grand Lodge -- S. L. BATES, C. P. COOKE, and Ben ELLENWOOD. The Lodge is in a flourishing condition, numbering about
THE SNOQUALMIE WAGON ROADThe project of building a wagon road from Seattle over the Cascades to the Yakima county should not be a drag. There has been no
proposition suggested which will with so little outlay rebound to benefit of our merchants and the city generally as the construction of
this road. It will give us command of the whole trade of a large section of country east of the Cascades which now goes in another direction.
We understand that subscription to the building of this road are not in the nature of gifts, but that in proportion to the amount subscribed,
stock will be issued. This stock will be valuable property, a safe investment, and will most assuredly pay dividends equal to fair interest
on the money paid for it with a probability of much more. Such enterprises are the best investment that can be made for commanding and
holding trade. --Seattle Intelligencer
SAMPLESWe received this week two samples of the productions of our valley. The first was a head of lettuce from the garden of R. WALLACE.
We thought it was a cabbage when we first saw it, judging from its size. The second sample was a bunch of alfalfa, taken from the ranch of
Chas. B. REED, on the West Side. An impression seems to prevail that alfalfa will not flourish well in this climate. If one could see the
nice sample now before us, the impression would be forever dissipated.
PLATS RECEIVEDWalter A. BULL & Company, having received plants covering the lands in townships 27 north of range 18 and 19 east, 18 north of range
18 east, and 19 north of range 18 east. Diagrams of sections comprising the same will be furnished at a reasonable price upon application
at their office.
WATER MEETINGThe question of water rights is now beginning to agitate residents of our valley. It is an important question, especially when it
becomes necessary for the poor farmers to take measures to prevent the encroachments of capital upon their vested rights. In such cases our
sympathy may always be found in their favor. For some time, the farmers in CANADY's neighborhood have been threatened with a probable loss
of their water supply from Wilson creek by the incorporation of a company whose object it was to take the water from this creek near its
egress from the canyon and run it by means of a ditch to the west, over a large scope of territory. Hearing of these movements, the farmers
called a meeting to take measures to prevent their rights being trenched upon. Pursuant to the call on Saturday last, about 50 farmers and
mill men of the neighborhood spoken of met at C. A. SANDERís mill for discussing this question, and to make a move to prevent corporations,
or individuals, from robbing Wilson creek of its rightful amount of water. On motion, B. W. FRISBIE was called to the chair, and R. N. CANADY was elected Secretary. After considerable debating a motion was made that a committee of three be appointed to look after the Wilson creek water interests,
and in case of invasion to call another meeting. On motion, the Chair appointed Messrs. J. R. VAN ALLSTINE, David FORD, and R. N. CANADY, as the above committee. Motion made and
carried to adjourn subject to the call for the committee.
WEST SIDE JOTTINGSOur correspondent "Buttermilk", sent us the following: Driving from Sasuskin canyon to the THORP ranch, an old timer, who has been
absent for some years, is agreeably surprised at the marvelous improvement well directed industry has effected in the general appearance of
the valley, and glancing from the comfortable houses, commodious barns and well-tilled fields, to a period very distinctly outlined upon
memory's page, when the sturdy pioneers were compelled to leave the good wives to attend to the irrigation and harvesting of crops while
they sought labor in the distant mines, or elsewhere, that would afford a few dollars (not then to be obtained in this vicinity) with which
to procure absolutely necessary store goods one can readily understand the contented self-satisfied air prevalent among citizens of the fair
KITTITAS VALLEYKittitas Valley is said to have a present population of 2500 souls and to be gaining at the rate of 10 per cent per annum. This is the
region that is looking to the Snoqualmie Pass, King county and Seattle for relief from the thralldom of the Columbia river route, a region
as fair as the fairest of the land. Our relations with Kittitas Valley must become nearer and dearer each succeeding year.
AT COSTI will sell for the next 30 days my stock of trimmed and untrimmed hats at cost. All those who wish bargains will do well to call.
Yours, Thomas JOHNSON.
GONE ABOVEHon. Thos. JOHNSON, accompanied by S. C. DAVIDSON, Esq. , started on Wednesday for Peshastin, the former to look after his mining
ON THE STREETSWe are pleased to note the presence of Mr. A. LAWRENCE upon our streets once more. Indeed the gent has so far recovered as to take a
hunt occasionally. He, Dr. STUART, and some other gents went out one day this week and bagged 25 chickens in a very short time.
WHEATSMITH Bros. & Co. are hauling the wheat purchased by Mr. BULL to TJOSSEM's mill to be ground into flour. Farmers who have this wheat
in store are authorized to deliver the same, or any portion thereof, at that mill, and will be paid five cents per bushel for the hauling.
RETURNEDMr. J. J. HART, representative of Ellensburgh Lodge No. 82, A. O. U. W., to the recent session of the Grand Lodge at Portland, Oregon,
returned by Wednesday's stage. He says it was a most interesting session.
NOTICE FOR PUBLUCATIONLand Office at Yakima, W. T., July 17th, 1883 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and
secure final entry thereof at this office September 10th, 1883, viz. Norman M. OSBORN, Pre-emption D. S. No. 23, for 3 1/2, nw 1/4 and
n 1/2 ne 1/4 section 26, township 18 north, range 18 east, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: W. R. DAVIDSON, John FISK,
James OSBORN, and L. M. RHODES, all of Ellensburgh P. O., Washington Territory.
NOTICE FOR PUBLUCATIONLand Office at Yakima, W. T., June 25th, 1883 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and
secure final entry thereof at this office July 30th, 1883, viz. Mrs. Sophronia POLLINGTON, widow of Harris POLLINGTON, deceased,
Homestead Nos. 1126, and additional No. 1398, Walla Walla series, for the n 1/2 sw 1/4 se 1/2 sw 1/4, and sw 1/4 se 1/4 section 34, in
township 18 north, range 18 east, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: William HAYNES and Jacob P. BECKER, Thomas O. STEPP and
Chas. B. REED, all of Ellensburgh P. O., Washington Territory.
ADVERTISED LETTERSList of letters remaining in this office for thirty days prior to July 1st, 1883, uncalled for: John AGEE, Will. BAILEY,
Wm. Garland DREW, Wm. G. DREW, Thomas EDWARDS, Fred G. EASTON, John FARREL, John HEGALS, Daniel B. W. McCALLISTER 2, Fred. SPARLING 3,
Thos. D. VAN ETTEN 2. John A. SHOUDY, P. M.
ELLENSBURGH POST OFFICEThe mails arrive as follows: From The Dalles daily, Sunday expected, at 6 p.m. From Yakima, Selah and Natches, daily, at 6 p.m. From Milton, Tuesdays, at 12 o'clock m. The mails depart as follows: For The Dalles daily, Sunday excepted, at 6 a.m. For Yakima, Selah and Natches, daily, at 6 a.m. For Milton, Tuesdays, at 12 m. Mail closes at 30 minutes before departure of mails. No registering done after 5 p.m. Registering on Sundays only while the office is open. The office will be open two hours on Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No mail delivered on that day only while the office is open. John A. SHOUDY, P.M.
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