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suing School Year.
J. DEATH CHOSE A SHINING MARK.
Blackbirds Doing Damage The Butter In
Miss Susie Smith, of linker City, is
visiting nt licr uncle's Rev. Mr. l'ow
cll's. Mr. W. It. Holmes, cashier of the
Enterprise bunk, wag in Cove last
I5orn, to the wife of John Allen, on
August 7th, a daughter. Mother and
the strange young lady doing well.
The McDonald residence property is
being beautified by a new coat of paint,
Mr. Samuel White doing the artistic
Mr. Frank Thy left for Gray's Har
bor City last Thursday, lie expects
to spend the winter in that locality,
and will probably embark in the real
Sports in these parts are anxiously
awaiting the announcement of some
great attraction at the new Union
baseball park. Whore are the sprin
ters and baseballists?
The corresponding public docs not
generally know that a postmaster may
send an envelope with stamp aflixed
on any part except on upper right
hand corner to the dead letter office.
Mr. J. M. Solder has completed an
ice house and cold storage room at his
dairy farm. 1 Fc is manufacturing but
ter on a large scale and ships weekly
in refrigerator cases to the Walla Wal
Blackbirds are unusually numcious
this season. Immense llocks arc feed
ing in the oat fields and corn patches,
doing much damage. Three shots at
John Wagner's place bagged eighty
birds last Saturday.
Mr. Leo Wilson arrived from Ban
ner, Idaho, where he has been work
ing in the mines, lie says that the
Banner mine is improving in richness.
The price now asked for the property
is one and a half million dollars. A
cool million has been oft'ered. A syn
dicate of Coveites is talking of making
At a meeting of the school board, of
Cove district, Monday, Mrs. May Geor
was chosen principal at a salary of
$75 per month, and Miss Lillian Colli
son, of Phoenix, X. Y., assistant at
$50. School will commence Oct. (5th,
and continue six months. Miss Colli
eon is a niece of M. J. Dully, of Cove,
and comes highly recommended.
Djed, at Cove, August 7th, after a
brief illness of throat and stomach
trouble, Edith Virginia Conklin. She
would havo attained her thirteenth
year September 1st. Seldom does a
visitation of the Angel of Death causo
such universal sorrow in the cominun
ityjas in this case. Her bright wit
and perfect behavior attracted every
ono bIio eamo in contact with, and
made her a favorito with all. As so
often happens Death choso a shining
mark. Her mind was unusually sus
ceptible to the acquiring of knowledge,
and at school she was always foremost
in her classes, yet without much ap
parent effort. Particularly in music,
composition and sketching she was
making rcmarkablo progress and
showed wonderful proficiency for ono
bo young. A half hour before tho end
tho deceased was sitting up in bed,
and with much animation was conver
sing with those near her. Her father
cautioned her about tiring herself, but
she replied that she felt liko talking.
Very soon after, she suddenly ex
claimed, "Oh 1 papa, I am going to
die," and in a few moments without
speaking again she breathed her last.
Her loving sister, who was her con
stant companion, her father, and other
relatives, could scarcely realizo that
their darling Edith had closed her eyes
forever, and in many years to come
was only to bo as n sweet memory.
Created with a brilliant mind, mado
lovable in every way, surrounded with
adoring frionds and rolativcs, yet torn
ruthlcsssly away, no mortal intellect
can shed the least glimmer of light on
tho motivo of tho omnipotent Power
that so directs. Tho funeral sermon
will bo preached by Itov. Mr. Powell,
Sunday" August 17th at -1 p. m. in tho
A Pointer For You.
If you want to mako ovory dollar do
full duty, catch on to some of tho cheap
bargains in farm or city property now
offered by Wilson fc Hackett, mana
gers Union Heal Estato Association.
Fine Line of Watch
An Account of the Plcnle Mattsrs of
i The following iteim vre rclvel too
mte for publication hut week but ar still
good: HnttnR. !
The ieopie of Eagle valley are re
joicing over thj great success of their
Harvest Home picnic. There was
never a day tint was spent mom pleas
antly. About 1200peupla wew pros
cut, representing almost every town
and ncighorhood in Union And Baker
counties. M.my old pioneers were
present and enjoyed themselves talk
ing over old times, in tho days of tho
red men and wild beasts of tho forest.
Some of them had not been in Eagle
valley for twelve years and looking
over the brilliant prospect legrcted
that they did not stay while they were
here. Able addre.-ses were delivered
by J Ion. Tims. Crawford, of Union,
Hon. Dunham Wright, of Medical
Springs, and Hon. Sum'l 1'. I'utnam
of San Krancif-co. Tho speeches by
the young ladies were very well ren
dered and appropriate. Miss Scott of
tho Sparta school, brought five of her
little pupils down, and they spoke a
piece in splendid style. Miss Seott
deserves great credit as a teacher.
The afternoon was spent in various
sports. Five young ladies entered the
riding contest; Miss Delia Morris, Miss
Clara Craig, Miss Amanda Young, Miss
Alta Holcotub and Mrs. BennehofY.
They all lode well butgMiss Morriss re
ceived the first premium and Miss
Holcomb the second premium. Next
came wheelbarrow races, egg races,
old men's race and tournament riding.
After supper the large and woll con
structed platform was put in order and
dancing was indulged in all night.
Ninety-eight numbers were sold. Tho
band boys furnished excellent music.
There was a large display of fruit
and vegetables, also of honey bees
and honey. Tho first premium on
bees was awarded to Harry Barrows,
and the second premium has given to
Chas. Wise. Theso gentlemen de
serve great praise for making so nice
a display of bees and honey in the
W. W. Kirbysays that Uncle Jimmy
Po has tho best honey he over lasted.
Mr. Po made him a present of a can of
honey, recently. Success to Mr. Po as
a boo man.
The first premium for vegetables
was awarded to John Erazior, the
second premium to Frank P. Lee.
We did not learn to whom tho third
premium was awarded.
Mr. Frank Lee. as master of ceremo
nies, did good work all day. At night
Mr. Beardsly, of Sparta, kept every
thing running quietly and smoothly.
Great praise is duo our cooks who
placed before the people such an ex
cellent dinner. There was enough
provisions for throo times tho number
of peoplo present.
Hon. Sain'l P. I'utnam arrived in
Eagle valley July .'JOth and le'otured
that evening and on the following
evening to largo audiences. Mr. Put
nam mado many warm friends hero
during his stay who will gladly wel
come him again. Several from Pino
valley attended the lectures and were
greatly pleased. Thoy want him to
lecture in Pine if. ho conies this way
Indians and Baseball.
Indians arc lovers of baseball. The
Valley Record says: "Two of tho
Indiands belonging to the Klamath
agency nine, who aro tho champions
of Klamath county aro in tho city ar
ranging for a game with tho pale
faces of Ashland. Thoy want to put
$500 worth of ponies against $500
cash, tho game to bo played the day
before circus. Thoy say they want
lots of money to seo 'tho elephant'
witli, and being enthusiastic over their
own ability, want to got it in spito of
the hard times in Klamath. When
theso fciwashos attempt to bat ono of
Van Tasslo's curves, poor Lo's untu
tored cranium will think tho hall is
'hoodooed.' Their tally sheet will
look as though a cyclone had struck
The Pulpit and the Stage.
Itov. F. M. Shrout, pastor Uiiitod Ureth
ron Church, Mho Mound, Kan., says: "I
feel it my duty to toll what wonders Dr.
King'h New Discovery huu dono for io.
My lungs woro badly dioendud, and my
parlshoners thought I could llvo only u few
weeks. I took five bottlos of Dr. King's
New Discovery uud am sound and well,
gaiiiiim 2(1 lbs in weight.'
Arthur Love, manager Love's Funny
Folks Combination, writu : "After a thor
ough triul and convincing evidence, I am
confident Dr. King's Now DUoovery for
Consumption, beau, 'em nil and cured when
everything oUe fail. Tho yrealtMt klnil
1104s I can do my many thousand frioud U
to urge them to try it.'' Free trial bottle
at Ilrown'x drug more. IteguUr ie 50c
es, Clocks, Jewelry,
An Epitotueof (lie Happen
iiijjs of (lie "Week.
A FINE COUNTRY CHURCH.
. NiT Salltilnr3 01 ns ui Several Serious
! AHtiwvw,-otaer I-'etrs.
Aug., S), 1SW).
Fanners busy haying.
S01113 binders havo boun started this
Chas. Taylor is erecting a largo liv
The Hlgin postoflieo now has a mon
ey order office.
Archbishop Gross lectured in , Hlgin
The M. K. church will be .dedicated
the third Sunday in August by H. K.
Hinos, D. D.
M. A. Stevenson has rented his build
ing on Main street, and is building a
'new dwelling house.
Prof. Swinehart closed his school
at Pleasant Hill and has gone on a
visit to his home in Wisconsin.
Dr. Biownell, druggist, has bought
a lot from White on Main street and
will build a dwelling house thereon.
R. J. McWilliams has rented the
Arlington hotel from K. W. Courtney,
and will take possession as soon as it is
The new postoflicc at Pino Grove
will bo opened in a few days. It is
called Minimi and Mrs. Richards will
Tom. McElroy is putting up quite
an extensive building. The lower part
will be for business rooms, the upper
for a Masonic hall.
The new church at Pino Grove is
nearly completed. It is said by com
petent judges, to bo the finest country
church in Eastern Oregon. Rev. II. T.
Burger held a scries of meetings in tho
church over last Sunday.
Frank Vaughn at Taylor it Weaver's
saw mill, was thrown from a horse and
had his collar bono broken. Cortes
Gofl'got his hand into the saw and had
one finger cut off. Dr. Dittebrandt
dressed tho wound and his hand will
soon bo well, minus ono linger.
Mr. Dennis Madden met with a ser
ious accident a few days ago. Ho was
loading hay when a little whirlwind
came up and frightened tho horsos.
In trying to stop them ho fell down in
front of the wagon between the horses
and had his shoulder and threo ribs
broken. Dr. McNaugliton was called
as soon as possible, and ho is fast re
covering from his injuries.
Aug. 8, 18!)0.
Haying well over.
Quite a number from Pine valley at
tended the "Harvest Homo" picnic in
Eagle, others were haying and could
The family of Mr. Moody of Eagle
valley visited friends in Pine recontly.
A farewell party was given on tho
20th ult., at Cornucopia for Miss Good
all who had just closed her school;
Miss G. departed on Monday's stage for
her homo in Grande Rondo.
Henrietta, J. A. Donnoy's littlo
daughter, has been quite ill for tho
past week, with a slow fever. Dr.
O'Connor was called and pronounced it
the first stage of typhoid fever, but it
is hoped that careful nursing and pro
per medicino havo prevailed and that
tho fover is under control.
Mr. Thomas Profit, in jumping down
from a fonco recently, had tho misfor
tune to alight on a snag and sprained
his anklo so severely as to render him a
victim to the uso of crutches for a time.
At tho beginning of tho present term
of Pine valley Lodgo No. 91 I. O. O. F.,
the following officers wero installed by
J. A. Donnoy, D. D. G. M., viz : T. N.
Proflitt, N. G; Henry Foster, V. G;
A. W. Parker, Rec. Soc; A. It. Stalker,
Wo understand that Mr. Jules Nich
olson, for some time past under care
of Dr. O'Connor has been removed to
tho valloy and is now convalescent.
Miss Cunningham and Mr. Goodull
and Miss Tubosing and Mr. Ballard
visited friends in tho valley recontly.
Oh! now, wo'vo got thoir names all
mixed, but tho girls will probably bo
changing theirs anyway, so let 'om go.
By tho way an old lover does some
times como in very opportunely, don't
Resolutions of Condolence.
To '.M.'. Wiirtlt n aiul Ilrrthrfn,
Grande Hondo Valleii IahIjp Xo. 50, A.
F. & A. M: Your committee appoin
ted to present resolutions ttpoti the
death of Bro. John Dobbin, bog leave
to rrpott a. follows:
Hro. John Dobbin was boru in "Rich
land county, Ohio, March .1, lfil; re
moved with his parents in 1S4: to Illi
nois, where he resided until 1862 when
he came to Oiogon and settled in
Grande Ronde valley, being ono of the
first of tho pioneers to make settle
ment in this valley, and where ho hn -since
resided a prominent and honored
citizen. Ho died at his homo in Un
ion, Oregon, after u lingering illness
extending over about throe years
on August 0, 185)0.
Bro. Dobbin received the degree of
Masonry in La Grande Lodge No. II;
was a ehartei member and tho first
Worshipful Master of Grande Rondo
Valley Lodgo No. 5(5, and has served
tho Lodgo officially in various other
capacities, proving himself always a
bright and zealous Mason. He re
ceived the degrees of Royal Arch Ma
sonry in Grande Rondo Valloy Chap
tor No. 20, of which ho was an honored
Your committee recommends the
adoption of the following preamble and
Wiir.niiArt, Worshipful Bro. John
Dobbin, the first Master of Grande
Ronde Valley Lodgo No. 36 has obeyed
tho summons which sooner or later all
of us must heed, and has laid nsido the
working tools of tho torrestial Lodge
and gone to everlasting refreshments
in tho celestial Grand Lodge above;
Resolved, That in tho death of our
beloved Brother, Masonry has lost a
bright and shining light; a member of
acknowledged ability, whose zealous
attachment to the principles of the
craft was always manifest; whoso mor
ality was above reproach ; whoso chari
ty was broad and open-huudod, and
whose purity of life and rectitude of
conduct won for him the warmest fra
ternal regards of tho order, and tho
highest esteem and respect of tho com
munity in which ho lived.
Jlexolved, That the state has lost a
peaceable, law-abiding uul patriotic citi
zen, the community a useful, ontor
prising, honorable and respected nieiii
bor. Resolved, That his family has lost a
generous, tender and loving husband
and father and that this Lodgo lender
to the bereaved family our deep sym
pathy in this their great aflliction.
Jlexolved, That wo commend os wor
thy of remembrance and emulation
his life and character as n true and
zealous Mason, as an upright and
Jfrsolved, That an enlarged portrait
of our deceased Brother, suitably
framed and inscribed, bo procured by
the Worshipful Master of tho" Lodge,
tho same to bo suspended in tho east
of tho Lodge room.
Resolved, That the Lodgo room be
draped in mourning for tho period of
Jlesolved, That those resolutions be
spread at largo upon tho Lodge rec
ords; that a copy thereof be furnisiiod
the city papers for publication, and
that a copy suitably engrossed and
under seal of the Lodge bo furnished
the family of our deceased Brother.
All of which is fraternally submitted.
W. T. Winning
C. 15. Davi8, Committee.
F. 15. Fortran,)
The Suako Itlvor Stoamar a Fraud.
Tho steamboat Norma, which recent
ly mado her trial trip from tho Hunt
ington bridge to tho Seven Devlin
landing, it is said will not mako anoth
er run during tho present season. Tho
Weiser Leader donouncos its buil
ding as a schemo of wily mine
grabbers who wShIi to obtain control of
tho Sovon Dovils by declaring the
steamboat plan impracticable and
creating tho impression that there is
no feasible- route by which theso val
uable properties can bo readied. 'I'ho
consequence of this report would bo
that the hard-working and industrious
prospectors and miners of tho camp
would become discouraged, and a few
Jows, Shylocks and sharps would drop
in at tho right time, buy up theto
properties, that aro worth untold mill
ions, for a paltry anil trifling sum ;
thus perpetrating an outright robbery
on the pioneer prospectors of the oump.
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