Junction City Times – News Events 1891

Koocheekoo/flickrThe Junction City Times began printing on October 10, 1891.  It was published each Saturday, with  S. L. Moorhead as the editor.  Subscription rates for 1 year $ 2.00*, 6 months $ 1.00, 3 months .50 cents and single copies .o5 cents*.    The paper claimed to be  “Fearless, Free and Independent…strictly to the interest of Junction City (Oregon).” Feature columns I found in the first six weeks were: Monroe, Eugene, Smithfield and Franklin items.  In addition were columns with news from the Pacific Coast, Washington  and Eastern (U.S.) items, Foreign lands, Woman & home and Educational.  For being a new publication – the paper was full of advertisements.  Only about one and a half pages actually focused on local Junction City issues and people.

During the first six weeks of publication, only one local JC death was recorded and a couple from out of the area.

Deceased name, issue date, page number, place of death

INGRAM, HENRY 10 OCT 1891 5 ALBANY OR
HOUSTON, JAMES E 5YR 17 OCT 1891 5 JUNCTION CITY OR
HOW, AH 24 OCT 1891 2 JOHN DAY OR
BOLLOCK, MAX’S 6YR SON 28 NOV 1891 5 SPOKANE WA

Henry Ingram was shot to death by his brother Frank Ingram over the division of the estate left by their mother.  Ah How a “Chinaman” was hacked to death by a fellow “Chinaman” mine worker over a $ 10.00 loan*.  Young Bollock  was the grandson of A. Goldsmith of Eugene.

*Present value of the loan the two miners had would be nearly  $250.00 and the cost of a yearly subscription to the new Junction City Times would be $ 49.00 with the daily paper costing around $ 1.25 per issue.  For more present value calculations click on this website http://www.measuringworth.com/ppowerus/

Items of interest:  Work proceeds on the new Junction City Opera House, October 24, 1891, pg. 5.  J.C.P. Co., [Junction City Protection Company] No. 1.   held their election of officers.  President – J.B. Schaefer, Vice President – S.P. Gilmore, Secretary – J.J. Butler, Assistant – J.A. Blew, Treasure – F.A. Saylor, 1st Assistant Fireman – E.J. Kelley, 2nd Assistant – M.A. Ettenger.  November 14, 1891, pg. 5. 

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