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store, Union, Oregon.
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North l'owdei , Oregon,
n i a k a s i : s o k w o m k X a s i e c i a l t y.
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west Union. .
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BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
SAUSAGE, HAMS, LARD. Etc.
C. C. CQFFINBERRY,
Dealer in all kinds of-
For reasonable tgrms mid low prioes
call on me and I will satisfy yon.
Fine Line of Watch
' MM CITY HOTEL
(Oppoxite the Court House.).
UNION. : : : OREGON.
Now in charge of L. J. Booth i:.
Tlin hotel has been newly fitted up.
The best cooks and the- best table
waiters havo been employed.
MEALS AT ALL llO'UKS.
Fresh bread for sale, constantly on
Mcnls and Bods 2" Cents.
Public Patronage Solicited.
Leaves Union daily at 2 p. in, arrives at
Cove at 3 :;'. p. in.
Leaves Cove at S a. in., arrives at Union
atl;30 a. m.
Connections made with Elliott's coache,
running to the depot, carrying passengers
for east and west bound trains.
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ami l'KHU'HT, KKASOXAIILK.
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Has charge of the PINE BLUFF COT
TAGE when; those who wish to
escape the cold Northern Win
ters can get Board at
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. - COTTAG E liESOKT,
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' SUMMER VILLE, OR.
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Ldav or week at reasonable rates.
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A full supply of .trees and shrubbery con
stantly on hand and for sale at
Trees on Sale at La Grande.
:5-27-m2 Orders Solicited.-
R. A. M. MUSSER,
. Graduate of Pennsylvania Dental
College, is at tho Centennial hotel,
and is prepared, to do all kinds of den
tal work painlessly.
GEORGE BAIRD, Propr.
Shaving, Hair-cutting and Sham
pooing, in the Latest style
of the Art,
Shop two doors south of Centennial hotel.
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Raleigh, N. C.
rji MoNA UG I ITON, M. D "" "
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"Yy T. CI I A P.MAN,
Real Estate Agent,
Parties desiring to invest in Elgin
town , property or in fanning lands
should call on or address mo at Elgin,
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es, Clocks, Jewelry,
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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL-24,
Written forTnr. Scokt.
"SENDIK' HIM OUT If THE WORLD."
"Wiin.nn," the brown haired matron said,
I As she stood in the kitchen door.
I ThereiiA vacant chair by the table to-night,
I Thats never been vacant before.'
She wiped a tear from her hazel eye,
And turned to walk awav
"Katie," he said, ' tho baby von know
Must be a man some day."
That tnorniim the boy of their happy venrs
Had none from the farm houe door.
To try his hand in the world's broad Held,
And double his talents o'er.
For yearhe had lived and loved with them,
And lifted each load by the way
But brothers were there, andj'the baby you
Must be a man pome day."
So they tied his clothes with a tender care.
And' brushed back the hair that curled
The mother wept, as she whispered low
'Seiidlu' him out in the world.''
'Tis- a solemn thought for a mother to think,
As she watches the baby grow
Some dav these hands shall till and toil,
When life's dull hopes are low.
Some day these dimpled, dainty cheeks
Shall brown in the buniiim sun,
As faraway from a mother's care
His duties must be done!
Some day when inahood's hish estate
Coinei'on with tlas unfurled,
The mother will sil as sbesweetlv thinks
'Sendin' him out in the world."
Si'OKA.m: F.M.i.s, Wash., April S, 1MH3.
A BIG. RAILWAY SCHEME.
A Proposed Railroad From Salt Lake
City to Traverse Snako River, and
Boise Valleys, Connecting with the
There has been considerable talk in
Salt Lako recently, says the Shoshone
Journal, concerning the reorganization
of the Wyoming, Salt Lake it California
Railway, and steps are being taken to
secure tho capital necessary to con
struct tho first 250 to .'500 miles.
A prominent railroad builder from
the East has been quietly investigating
the resources and traflic prospects of
this line, and it has also been stated
that n movement has been started by
at least two syndicates who are trying
to get control of the stock and fran
chises. Tho most valuable coal fields aurroud
ing Salt Lako City in the Chalk Creek
district and vicinity, are owned by this
railway company. Tho lino starts from
Evanston, on the "U. P. Railway, and
runs westerly through theso coal fields
to a point near the important mining
camp of Park city, which will bo reached
by a spur seven miles in length, nnd
from this junction the lino as surveyed
extends through Emigration Canyon
into Salt Lako City, the maximum
grades notexeceding percent. From
Salt Lako westerly the road takes an
air lino to Saltair and Garfield an the"
Lako shore passing through Grants
ville, and is intended to strike the
Nevada line at tho Deep Creek min
ing district, ono of tho largest low
grade camps in that Territory. '
Among tho now projects connected
with this enterprise, it is contemplated
bv tho new company to incorporate a
lino to be extended from a point on this
road and built almost duo north on tho
west sido of tho Great Salt Lako; cross
ing tho Central Pacific road test of
Kelton and extending through Oussia
county, Idaho, into great Snako River
Valley, whero a crossing will probably
bo made at or abovo Shoshono Falls
and crossing tho Orogon Short Lino at
Shoshono Junction, taking an air line
up the Big Wood River Valley to tho
great ore-producing camps of Bcllevue
and Hauoy; tapping au extensive gold
belt of low-grade ores, together with
tho Smoky and other mining districts
further west; and it is presumed the
plans of tho company also contour
plate u lino through Camas Prairio
clown tho Boiso Valley close to a great
timber belt in tho Sawtooth Mountains
and reaching tho important mining
camps of Rocky Bur, Pine Grove, Atlan
ta and Neal, to lioiso City, nnd thenco to
a connection on Snako River, after pass
ing through Boise, Payotto and Wciscr
valley via tho mining camps of Mineral
City and boven Devils, to a liinction
with tho Hunt or Northern Pacific sys
tem of branch lines now being construct
cd to that point. It is stated upon good
authority that tho truthc alone of tho
gold and silver-bearing high grado cop
per ores of tho Seven Dovils, together
with thu antimonial silver ores of tho
Mineral'district near by, will pay inter
est upon tho entire lino from Salt Lako
to that point. This is tho richest copper
district over developed in tho U.nited
Statcs.judging from tho surfauo depos
its. It is stated by somo that not less
than 1,000,000 tons of copper oro car
rying a considerable percentage of other
precious metals, especially gold and sil
ver, are in sight simply us superficial
deposits. Tho timber supply reached
by this lino of road through Central
Idaho would furnish enough lumber
and building material for the numer
ous mining camps, agricultural dis
tricts and towntMilong th(liuc of this
road for a hundred yeifr?. Tho traffic
in ores, machinery, merchandise and
tho products of tho country, as an in
terclmngo botweon Salt Lako and
Idaho, would givo a substantial and
constantly increasing traffic. Tho lino
would open up not only an immense
coal field in close proximity to Salt Lako
ittolf, it would also supply a great va
riety of building stone, sandstone, limo,
and granite and marble, tho demand
for which in Salt Iako becoming
such a great factor; but it would alo
enable this line to secmethe principal
part of the coal traffic of this impor
tant section of count rv upon both sddos
of the Snake River Va-ik:.
In addition to this thp lino would
furnish tho only direct rouf toViat tare's
great scientific ;4tractioii f thu Xdrtl.
west magnificent" V.itcracts of Sho
shone. The plan of re-or j'.miy. itior of tho
Wyoming, Salt Lake & California
Railway contomplatc the incorpora
tion of this Idaho branch and a con
nection with the N. P. syste m at fome
point as indicated alovi
Our informant also state that the
well-known railroad builder, Geo. W.
Hunt, who is well posn-d on the re
sources 'of this route, has begun to in
vestigate tho advantages which such
an extension ' would be to his present
system. It is also stated that tho ba
sis of negotiations upon which Mr.
Hunt was induced to' entertain the I
proposition to construct this lint was
as follows: That the Chamber of Com- j
meroo and the city of Salt Lako would
undertake to guarantee the itver'st on
two million dollars bonds of tho new i
company, these bonds to be based up-
on a security composed of valuable
coal lands, stone quarries for building
and paving tho City of Salt Lako, to
gether with the rights-of-way and lands
for townsito purposes, and additional
guarantee of traflic by tho merchants
and manufactuvers of Salt Like City
and the various mining enterprise.
whoso properties this lino would de
velop. This amount of bonds it is intended
will.build the first two hundred miles
of road and develop an immeium coal
mining, stono quarrying and low-grudo
oro business which will be concentrated
in the city of Salt Lake.
There are indications that this enter
prise lias other and far-reaching plans
not only to develop these most impor
tant mining districts of the Northwest,
but to concentrate tho dry ores of east
ern Nevada with tho iluxing ores of
Idaho and Utah in the citv of Salt
It is not iniprobablo that should this
lino be extended from tho Wyoming
coal fields to tho dry ore camps of Ne
vada that this northern extension or
Idaho lino may bo extended south
through central and western Utah, in
order to open up those extensive iron
and coking fields, and tho great nsphal
turn beds and mountains of sulphur,
together with tho numerous valuable
deposits of other minerals which nro
known to exist in that direction. This
would give a main lino from Evanston,
Wyoming, through Salt Lako to u
point from sixty-livo to one hundred
miles west of Salt Lako City, at which
point tho north and Houth lino men
tioned abovo are intended to diverge.
A movement lias been mentioned
to bccuru the co-operation of th' Hoards
of Trado and town authorities of
Roiso City, Caldwell, Payette, Weiser,
Shoshone, Hailey, Bcllevue, and tho
Chamber of Commerce of Salt Lake to
inaugurate or incorporate these enter
prises. Tho object of this inovomnt
evidently is intended to secure the co
operation of tho people -and .commu
nities to bo benefited by this railway
April 2:,, ISfJO,
Mr. Peter Coffin, of Union, lot
pocket book in Covo last week.
contained papers valuable only to
owner who would bo pleased to
his stray wallet again.
Air. V. Stvaiu is getting roudy to
move to tho Harney country, where ho
will probably engago in tho stock busi
ness. Messrs. A. J. Ilackett and J. W.
Stearns were in Covo last week. Thoy
had an overabundance of Gray's Har
bor proporty on hand and wore un
loading it to confiding victims.
Mr. Judd Geor returned from J''air
havon, Saturday. He had obtained
remunerative employment, but, damp
weather caused an attack of pnounio
niivand ho decided to return to tho
land of health.
Mrs. Ximenia Stovona is visiting at
hor father's, Judge Sanborn. Mr. Ste
vens with his partner, is on tho Sound
looking fox a business location.
Davo Layno has turned over tho
ribbons of tho stage to Mr. Robinson
and will dovojp Jiis entire time to tho
hardware business. Davo will no
doubt bo an expert tinner in a short
Mr. Jowell, road suporvibor, has put
milo boards at Phy's point, something i
needed for a long tune, Supervisors
all over tho county should do
likewise, inthoir respective districts.
Miss Sarah Chrismnu is visiting at
licr sisters, Mrs. Jus. Bloom. She will
commence a term of school in Indian
valley next Monday.
Covo irls number thoir accomplish-inentH-
by" tho dozou. ThiH week a
young ludy with no assistance painted
a buggy and it was a shining, dazzling
Born, U) tho wife of Rev. W. R
Powell, April 18th, .a twelve pound
sou. Anyone hearing the reverent j
gentlumaus joyotiK-histle would know
that ho was supremely huppy over the
and Amunition Just
I r. rigcvni nwii i iii"iiiininiig
itewt Kot3 From IadUn VrJley's Boom
ing Yonus City.
Keep your eyo on Elgin. . .
Fur-infra will be late getting in their
crops this spring.
Therein a probati'sity of two new
drug stores in town in the near futtiie.
Mai ion Jones has lieen very sick
with pneumonia tho pastwctkT "Hois
Uncle Henry Ilreshears of Elgin,
nnd Mrs. Freeman of Missouri were j
married last Thursday by Elder Wea- j
ver. Thev did not .waste anv time in I
taking a wedding tour, but went to
J. M. Church, and V. S. fvanhne, of
Enterprise were in the city last Thurs
day. Work on the railroad is progressing
steadily and this end of the grado will
soon bo finished.
Mr. Payne, formerly in tho hard
ware business bore, has-iontod Gallo
way's new building and will put in a
stock of furniture.
J O. A. Rinehart opened his hotel last
There are plenty of carpenters, but
work is sa'newhat impeded by the
scarcity of lumber.
Tho farmers aro setting out quite a
large number of fruit trees this spring
which is a stop in tho right direction,
This is a good section of country for
fruit anil fanners should givo more
attention to il.
Are the Lands of Union and Bakar Coun
ties Suitable lor Flax Culture? A Far
mers Views on tho 3uuject.
Editor Ohr;'u. Scorn
What a contrast there is in tho mode
of farmiuj; in Union and linker coun
ty, and tht! way they farm and do
business in the Palotise country. Here,
a farmer takes up a piece of land and
it is years before if is fenced and in
cultivation. His laud lays idle for a
number of years, producing nothing.
In the Palouso country around Oaks
dale, Rosalie and Garfield, settlors
came in and bought land of tho North
ern Pacific railroad company on ten
year's time, paying from $2.fi() to $10
per aero. Thoy pay the company so
much every year for these lands until
paid. Thoy did not fonoo for somo
timo after settlement and thou only
with posts thirty foot apart, upon
which was stretched two, wires; but
thoy broke up largo quantities of land
the first year. They had an income
from tho start and that is ono of the
many reasons that Washington is
growing so-much faster than Oregon.
Here, a new settler, for some timo af
ter settlement, is nioney out and noth
ing coming in. Over there tho mer
chants help now settlors and carry
them through until after harvest.
The 2'orlhorn Pacific railroad compa
ny helps settlers to locate on their
lands, knowing that tho faster their
lands aro settled iu"the nioro business
they will havo fcHHieir road. I see in
the Spokane Iloview that, tho merch
ants are buying seed grain for tho
farmers that raised no crops last year
on account of drought, and will take
their elevator receipts this'fall for what
may bo owing them. A receipt for
grain delivered at tho elevators is as
good as a bank clTeok ovor there. It
will bo tho same horo after tho Hunt
road is built, then theto will bo eleva
tors in all tlfb towns, saving tho farm
ers tho price of sacks. Tho O. 11. it N.
railroad did not build elevators in th'e
Palouso country until tho Northern
Pacific built tho Spokano it Palouso
railroad jmd constructed elevatorH in
every town along its line, compelling
tho O. It. & N. to do likewise or lose
Why do not fanners on dry, rich,
warm land rais.o flax? Thoy raise
thousands of acres of flax in tho Pa
louse country. Tho climate is tho
sumo bore as over there. Thoy re
ceive from $1 to $1.50 a bushol for flax
nover loss than $ 1. I cut flax for a
farmer near Col ton last summer, llo
had in .two hundred acres and it
brought him, delivered at tho ware
house, six thousand somo odd dollars
cash. It averaged nhout twenty bush
els to the acre, In the next field to
me on the saino sort of laud wheat
was all dried up unfit to cut. Flax,
over thero, stands tho drought bettor
than grain. Tho straw makes splen
did winter feed for stock. Thoy bow
flax thero the first of May. You must
not sow too early. It will not shatter
out like grain after it is, ripe. I bo
lievc that in Antelope and Euglo val
leys whero they do not havo lato frosts,
the lauds will produce flue flax crops,
witli proper funning. It is a very
profitable crop. Try it somo your,
Antolopo farmers. Send over to Col
fax, Washington, for a few pounds of
seed. I believe thoy sow ubout teif
pounds to the acre, but am not sure
f y0tIr fiirmH will j)rodiico good flax)
you wjn (, tlmt yoll mvo tho crack
funis'' of tho country. Wet, cold
Vindt. will not do for flax. A flax ma-
chine is almost like a reaper, except
it has eight rakes instead of four; and
a man iu on the platform and tics tho
bundles as tho reapor cuts them.
Received at A. N?
When tho flax is in bloom tho hillsides
present a magnificent sight.
In tho Palouso country thoy raiso
flax for the seed alone, but if the crop
is desired more for lint than seed, he
seed must bo thicker nnd thicker as
tlm fineness of tho lint is required.
"For the verv finest of linen thread I
T"luVo been informed that seven bushels
of sueit lffis btHn sown to tho acre, in
Em ope, imd the flax pulled while in
Lhlossoin.The Puknise farmers, as a
rule, clear from twolvo to fifteen hun-dred-Uijllars
on one hundred acres of
flax, besides their straw, which is very
nutritious for stock. After three or
four years the land must boused for
other grain for a time, as it will not
do well if there is too many weeds.
Flax cloth has an antiquity greater
than Moses' account of it, for the old
est Mummy wrappings in Egypt have
been proved by mycroscopio examina
tions to bo made of linen, instead of
cotton or any other fibre. Flax was
ono of tho necessities of cultivation by
our pilgrim fathers and otjier immi
grants into North America, for the
lint with 'which their families have
been clothed. Up to tho present cen
tury almost every Now England fann
er cultivated a piece of land in flax, in
summer, and dreascd it out by hand
in tho barn, during tho winter, and
the family manufactured it into a va
riety of articles of domestic use.
Be careful in the selection of your
seed until you raiso your own. Very
old seed will not do well, and somo
farmers investing thoir lands for flax,
have not raised much and concluded
their lands were not fit for flax, when
it was not tho fault of the land or cli
mate, but poor seed or their own mis
management. Sow very light if you
want it for seed, but very heavy if you
want it for its fibre. I fully believe
that flax culture in time will bo a suc
cessful industry in parts of Uhion and
Baker counties C. E. Hincki.ky.
A Tariff Poom.
Ho Fat in his door at noonday, lonely,
gloomy and sad; brooding over tho
price of his corn crop, and figuring
how much fie had. He bad -worked
from early springtime, early and lato
and hard, and he was counting his
assets and figuring out his reward.
Ho figured that it took two acres tc
buy his two boys now boots, and ten
acres more on top of this to fit them
out with now suits. To buy his wife a
protected dress took a 100 bushel more,
while fivo acres wont in a single lump
for tho carpet on tho floor. His taxes
and his grocery bill absorbed his crop
of oats, while tho interest on his farm
mortgage took all his fattened shouts.
The shingles on his cowshed and tho
lumber for his barn had eaten up his
beef-steers and tho balance of his corn.
So ho sat in his door at noonday, lonely
and gloomy and sore, its ho figured
up his wealth a littlo less than it was
the year bofore. "By gum" thoy say
I'm protected, but I know there's
tomothing wrong, I'vo been deceived
and gulled and hoodwinked by this
protection song. Thoy told of rebellious
traitors, and hold up tho bloody
rag, and I followed alofig liko a
pumpkin, and now 1 am 'holding the
bag. Hut from this timo 1m I'll inves
tigate, and get to tho bottom of facts,
and I'll hot $4 to begin with that tho
tariff is a tax.
Tho students of tho University aro -now
haviug a week's vacation.
Oh 1 the frogs, tho molodiourf frogs.
Eugono can boast of ono of tho finest
Odd Fellow's buildings on tho coast.
Tho" oloctrio light company aro
erectiug tho poles that will carry tho '
wires for tho arc lights.
Wo hear of ilgood many cattle dying
in tho Willumetto during tho winter.
A correspondent writing to thu
Eugono Guard from Eastern Oregon
eayti: "While tho peoplo of Western
Oregon have boon enjoying sunshine
and showers. Tho people of Eastern
Oregon h tvo been battling 'with the
elements." Wo admit that wo have
been enjoying(?) tho showers, but we
havo failed to sco but very littlo sun
shino since tho middle of October, but
wo becamovory proficiont during win
tor, in walking on-floating sidewalks.
Boom! Boomtl Boomtll
Bo quick if you want a first class
bargain in city or country proporty
(We'll loan you inonoy to buy, with.)
Now is tho timo. Get thero "Eli."'
You'll doublo your money tho first
mouth. Call on Wilson it lIuckottr
managers Union Real Estato Associa
Tho "EK" gets thoro every timo,
distancing all' competitors, and while
tti i Havana Press Drill anil Jg-Hag
stcolo harrow can't got thore . "tuw
thc.v alwayH got thero in a very satis
actcht .manner. Call on Frank Bros,
inplomcnt Co. at La Grando or Island
City and Corwin O. Colli nberry Union.
I fi( ACKKS tfF TIMUKU LAND near
1 UU Hiuiiinurvlllo. Both residence uud
busincs-i property hi the cities of Union
unci I.uGrunue, cheaper than tho cheapest,
3-aO-tf. J. U. OllITKa.
Gardner & Co's.