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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View This Issue
THli WHHKLY OREGON SCOUT.
i'NION. OREGON, HAT., SEPT. f, 1835.
Union county is tho cxtrcmo north
eastern coqnty in the State, compris
ing nn nrpa of nbout six thousand
square miles, Her 'climate is vigor
ous anil healthy: tho wintors are not
itsually long, but or sevcro, nor -llio
Bummers excessively hot. Jfci graz
ing alul agricultural 1.hks are excel
lent. Soino portions of tho county
arc mountainous, but in theso moun
tainous districts, ns is bciig proved
by rccont developments, lio millions
upon milliqns gf wealth, which arc
already attracting tho attention of cap
italists from almost every part of the
tTntcd Slntos. who nro anxioufj to in
vest their monoy ii tho bowels of our
extensive mineral bolt. It has been
jiiiown for many years that in the
grauito mountains of the l'inp and
Eagle creeks , lay rich deposits of the
precious metals, but until recently
they liavo been almost undisturbed
jfrom tho pick and shovel of the adven
Capital seeks for profitable invosl
iiicnts, and this county will be found
to be so varied in IiQr Industrial pur
suits, that she will invito those who
fecck remunerative ventures with
in her borders. Her agricultural
lands aro rich and prolific; her moun
tains furnish excellent timber for the
lumberman, aid her grazing lands arc
jTood'i Tho waters of Catherino creek
hnd thoso -of tho Grande Rondo and
Wallowa rivers invito tho manufa?tui
or to utilize them, and crcc, mills and
inanufactorics along their banks.
llor inhabitants arc an ctiforprising
and thrifty people. Her towns lull
'of life, their business men energetic,
teaching out into all the avenues of
trade, thus constantly increasing the
business needed, as fast as tho inter
Cr of tho different scetJoii3 in which
wfiovnro located rcfitiiro.
' in 1883 tho gross valuation of prop
erty in tho county was 3,!J10,00.r.
The taxable property vns S2,08fyl20,
Whilq ju 1881 tho gross value of prop
prty was $!),ti(JG, f)71, and tho taxable
property $2, JfiG, 015, making an in
crease of $271 ,311 taxable properly,
'this year thoro will bo an inctcaso of
jlphrly twico that ainbunt. ' Last year
fnoroworo 19, I'M cattl'o, lGf0S:i liora
ds and mules, h7, 028 sheep, and 22-1,-JCC
acres of taxable land.
No county in tho Stale affords bet
ter facilitiQS for an enterprising, wide
awake pcrsioi) to surround himself
with a fair compotqneo, than does
y,i.. rortlandcompoto for tho Irado
jjf tho Pino Creek mines? is a quorry
(Vhich suggests ilsolf to many. That
'ortland can secure a good sharo of
ihotradb, thoro is no doubt , provided
she takes tho pialter into considera
tion and nets wisely and well. Hut
jn prdor to do this sho must proceed
jinnee, and work in earnest. The
completion of tho through lines of rail
roads has brought Omaha, Chicago,
fit. Louis and Now York into a more
dirqet competition with Portland, than
tho days of slow-going soamships.
and although freight can be carried
cheaper by vossols than by tail, tho
oiattor of time outers largoly into tho
affajrs of conunorco. Thoro is a vig
((ous and determined effort to securo
1(q trade of tho mines, for places Hast ,
and nothing will bo left undone by
eastern niorohnnls to obtain it. I'ort
landmav Iosq tho golden opportuni
ty by waiting for tho tido. Qnco
gono from hor, she must contort her
self as a passive- looker on.
Tni-iir. is to bo an Investigation of
flip swamp land transactions in this
fitflto, C. P. Shackloford, tho gov
ernment's special agent, .to examine
jnto tho Orogon swamp land has ar
rived. J lo will bo nsistod by an ap
pointee ofthoSlato. Who hope this
juattcr, of which so mich bus bupn
will in regard to fraudulent transac
tion, will bo thoroughly investigated,
nudif fraud has been porputratod, that
ilio glldtv parties may bo made to feel
flint "honesty is tho best policy.",
'Wo do not boliovo that tho inlont of
tho swamp laud law Js, boeau) thoro
Js a few arras (rf st,'tinip land on a
tract, which rax bo rendered tit for
uso ly by draining it, that hundreds
of acres f rfc-W agricultural laud shall
bo goVblod up by detestable laud
sharks, Jf a nvscni has gained poss
Okftio f a tr't of swamp land by lo
gal complianco with trie law, he, of
course will Imvo nothing to fear,
It Is reported that tho long oxpoc
tcd lease of tho O. It. fi N Co. to tliB
Union racille, Northern Pacific and
Orogou Short Lino, for tho term of
1)99 years, has at last boon signed by
tho contracting companies, and will
go into elfcct Sept. 1st, What effect
this lease will have upon freight rates
in tho future, is dlfilcult to soo. Wo
can only wait tho action, which they
may ehorso to tako. Jf tho effect of
tho lease will bo a moro equitable ad
justment of rates for all concerned in
shipping, wo shall bo thankful, but it
it means extortionate rr.tos audi that
unjust discrimination of rat as as here
tofore exuded, wo certainly (hull
growl, blto and kick at ovory oppor
NEW GOODS, ' .
COAVLES & 3IcDATEL'S
. ; NEW STORE, -
COVE, UNION COUNTY, OGN.
JJaving stocked their ncV and com
modipus storif room with an fliw
mouse assortment of goods, of
cpry ininginablc detsrip
. tion , purchased at bot
tom prices, andlii
many line? '
Direct From the Manufacturer,
to sell bettor goods
at lower figures than
cvor before. Manners will
find it to their interest to. ex
amine these goods, and learn pri
pcs. They mean what they say. at
COWLKS it JfcDAXIEl.S, COVE, OOX:
A.C.Ciiaig, - - - lsnoi'mi:von,
(Virion, Depot, Oregon.) j
Splendid accomodations for commer
cial men . ;
Tables always supplied with the
best thc market affords.
ayllOT AND COM) MtSr.U.U, pATU..-!
jOoc out; for the now sul.
or Willis Skill', Avhich will
nppoju' in out next is.suo.
He envriofj a lull line of
Groceries, provisions, and
A Collegiate School for Boys and
COVE, UNION COUNTY, OGN.,
Will open Scjit. 17, 188.-).
The Itt. Hcv. H. Wistnr Morris. 1). I)., Hec
tor'. The Kuv. W'm. It. Powell,
Witli nn cxperienci'il (ielicr and thor
ough (liciiiliimrliiii as 1 1 cm I Muster, iissin
ted by ulljor coinpetont teueliersi.
Hoard', wiiNliiiit;, fuel, lights niid tuition
In all linuu lies of a full eollei;laU' coiire,
cxccjit nuiHic, ier. quarter, $50.00; hmtni-
liieiilnl liitiHic, l-l. '..'in.
jarI''or pro.speetiiH, or furllior Infornia
tion, address Ki:v. W.m. It. l'owci.i,.
Ciiioii, " - ' - - - Oregon,
Keens on hand tho Inriroxt and liesl so-
lectioii in tiiando Honde Valley, of
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals,
and everythiiiL' In the line of
STATIOXU11Y and TOII.KT AltTICLK.S.
Particular attention is invited loour stock
of SI'KCTAl'l.liS and HYK lil.ASSHH,
whieli are ackliowledged to ho Mqieriur to
all others lu the city. )tir line of
Fancy Goods, Combs, Hrushes,
l'erfuinerv, Pocket Cutlery, Fino Ir-'oajis,
etc., is seleeied with ureal care, anil will lie
found uiioijualed in extent and variety.
ar-Carefid attention uiven to Physi
cian's Prescription and Country Jteeeipes,
St. Francis Academy,
(Formerly Notre Dunn.)
llAKEU CITY, - - - 011 KG ON,
Directed ly the Sisters
of St. Francis.
This institution of learning will ho
opened again on tho l&th, of Septem
While giving a thorough English ed
ucation , improved with tho knowl
edge of Gorman and music when
desired, tho Sisters aim at ren
dorinir their pupils rellned, and
above all, useful inuinbotsof society.
Young ladies of any or no religious
denomination, will be equally recei
ved, and remain constantly pudor tho
watchful care pf their teachers.
hoard, tuition, etc., per quarter, of
ten weeks, $10.00.
DAY SCHOOL, aceonlinglograuo,
per quarter, co. ?to.
Music and (iennun form, extra
ror jurtuor parwcuiars, wnm ur
prospectus, or apply at tho aeadomy.
Ascension School .
COVU, UNION COUNTY, OGN.
The Ht. Huv. U. Wlstar Morris 1). 1).,
Huetor. The Kev. Win. K. row
ell. A. II.. Principal.
AvkUUhI liy experiinceil und ihcrmiglily
t.Ut'ON-11 VK.Vi; WIU. UKulS SKW. 31, ISM.
rmVar nnmiK'ctHit or frtlur Informiillon
mlilrofc Kbv. Wm. U. l'owku..
Twenty Horses Wanned I
TO SHOH, AT.
Cor. TUnlimiiit It Stioxlx, Union. Unison.
Now U ucr than ever prtMrtl to 4u nil
kiiulwf lUuckkiniilt wurk Kt
the lowest rati'.
Uorso Shoeing a Specialty.
r-Nnii hut the ln't workmen em
ployed. Uiut Mil Work WKK4.VfKK T K
OOM15 AND SKB ME.
Unipn Cgunty Agricultural Sor
AND CONTI NUKING SIX DAYS.
FIRST DA V. 1 L'. M. Xovclty dusli of
two mill), free for all. nnix1 of . .50
to the hoju llr.-t at the nillc pole, ifTiOto the
iior.se nrst at t ne mile ami a nan pole, anil
0 to tlio-hoic home lirt. m. Trot
ting race, free for fill tliree-ynar-ohN, hc-t
two in three, mile, heate, snccial purse of
$100. ilo to llrt hor.e, $n to the ecoiul,
SFCONI) DAY. 1 r. M. lainiiini: race.
mile (lush, free for nil two-vcnr-ohlx. ir
under, pur.e -100; to llr.t lior.-e ami Wi
to the hccond, ii.ftt) P. Jt. Trotting hire
Stakes, two in three, free for the following
two-year-olds, providing h.danee of en
trance Is paid, two payments' having heoji
imide: Lady Wood hy UoeUvood, entered
hy.l. Pender; l.nlu l hv l.ei)iont, endued
hv 1). A. .McAllsti'r; NellvMe hv Deadsliott,
entered hy I), A. iMcAhMcr: 'Sunlight hv
Dcadshott, entcrt'd hy C. A. Ilojiohooni;
(iovcnior hv I.einont, entered hy A.om
mer. ThisVtakewill he .i.'iOS (proviiiritu' all
deferred payments are met,) to he divided
as follows. Id pur cent, to the sire, of the
wlnnlii,' colt, (10 per cent, to the wliinlnt:
colt. 'JO iier cent, to the second, HI percent,
to the thlid. Third entrance money .flo.Mi
dueand payahlo August Nt. Fourth and
last entrance due and pavahlc feplemher
T1IIRI) OAV.-l I'. M. Uunniiifr race,
hest two lu three, mile heats, free for all
three-,oar-ol(ls or under; purse of $1(10:
$." to ilr.-t horse, JTi to the second. .:;i) r.
M. Trotting race, hest three hi live, mile
heat, free for all hordes that have never
heat three minutes; purse of $l,"iO; $100 to
to the ijrst hor.-e, $.'l"i lo tho siicoml, and $lo
to the third.
FOURTH DAY.-Orand fiula Dav, m.'M
. M. 1 1 rami exhlhlti'on of cattle in 'front of
11 rami Stand. 11. v. m. liraiid exhlhltlon
of horses In front of (il-and stand. I 1'. M.
Annual address hy W. W. linker from the
(Iraml stamj, 'Jr. si. Trottlnj; flic M.ikc-.,
two lu three, mile heats, free for the follow -in
three-year-olds proUdln halaiice of
entrance Is imhl, two paj ntents hulmr hf ii
made: l.ady .Maud hy Rockwooil, entcri il
hy.l. Pender; l.eona hv l.emout, nit. red
hy 1), A. Mc.UNtcr, llollv D hv l)i .id-h 'It,
entered hy I). A. McAIIMcr; M:m '
l.elliont. entered hv A. .Sinilinel's. Tins il.,
will he?J7r) lproh'led till dcllncd p;nunK
iiiu iiiui,j in ne iiivioei) hs ioiiow: in pi i'
cent, to the sire of the winning volt, an p. i
oi nt, to the winning colt, JO per cent to ih
second colt, 10 per cent to the third oh
Third entrance money $S,75, due and pa.i
hie August 1st. Fourth and lat cntr.ine.
due antl nayahle Scpteinher Ut.s.;;,. ,i y,
M. Ilaseluul game for a society puf'-c oi
$'J." ami tin: cntranee $. to he aililed. : ; 1 j l.
M. Sack Raue for a soeicjy purse of ;,nd
the entrance of $1 to he adiled. .'! to c n
Wheelhnrrow met', hliiidfolded, for a .i
ciety purse uf $5. und the entrance nt si m
he added. '.i-M r. M. ti inimstic iait. i
e for n society purso of $A lorpieu and the
same for boys, entrain of $1 to he aildcd
to the purse. I r. m. Horseman and tsu
trialislup; liett lady rider f, ami the added
entrance of fl each. Ihist Kuntleiuuu rider
$3, and tho added entrance of $1 each.
FIFTH DAY.-l i si. Running nice,
hest three in live, mile heats, frtH tor all;
purse flflO; tlrst liono$Oii, second third
I5. a c. m. Trottinj; i9cu, best threo in
live, mile heuts, free for all horses that
lmvo novor hwtten 2 MO: pnru ?150;
huroe f UK), second ?.H3, third $15.
hfXTll DAY.1 v. m. Running ruco,
half mile IichU. hft two in three, free for
all; pumoJUXij tint 1mtm $7fi, ihoh.I iJA.
2 :iM r. m. TrotUng race, boat Uir in five,
utile lut, frvefor nil; putm $130; Iirt
hotnejiuo, mondas, third $15.
All cntrlM fur the lUke races will cloe
All entries for Purses will close
the First Day of the Fair,
Four t enter, and three tot nt in all races.
Tin1 n.uk wus iu'cr liner the Wt ten
nretftrr. ur prowa betur itun now.
UteN'furc predict Ike Imm ( lulr ever had.
IIknj. 11a. .vn, Prcidtiiii.
J. Sxiiih.mam, ij'viMiury.
mora Sending off for Goodst
TUn PnlillP i '''0
XL xni J. iiuiiu. one of
Gcucral Merchandise ever brought
good at a great reduction on
J'rlcc now 10, is yd : per one Uoll.ir.
Ginghams, Poplins, Cashmeres, Buntings.
"WIIJlTP GOODS, etc., in s.vme proportion'.
J'Lc now 00 els ami 75 cts, i'ricc formerly 75 eK and ono dollar,
C LO T H I N G ;
tStiit-,) Price now $10,00, $12 00, ,f lo.OO, $J0.00. Former price. $12.:.0, $l."i, $J0, $j:i.
Goods in all our other lines in same proportion.
Itcing aware of the fact that tho people of this vallev hr,olcen In the hahlt of sCn
ding Kii-t for things needed in the above line-.. ' owing to the disadvantages more-hunts
liiiM-labored tindar, as to freight facilities, have obtained spoelal rates and having
bouirht nfy goods as cheap as they can be bought, I am in a position to sell thorn at
I would call the attention of the puhlii. to tho fact Hint I have tho sole agency for
GETS WOLD' 8 PATENT Lamp Fillers
end JIJCJUXJ OfLJUiS, For Union nd Maker Counties.
T am aKn agent for some of the hot Fire Insurance Companies in the v.-oild, viz:
SOl'TH BRITISH .t NATIONAL, HAJIBrRd .t JIAGDKBL'RG, nAMIsritfi-Bltl-:-.MAX,
and ItHRMANIA, Solicitor for the Mutual Life Iiisiiiiinye 'Co., of New York.
Alo agent for the following articles of tho
PARAFI'NE PAINT CO'S.
CLOTH COMPOUND, for cloth, canvii-s, rope, etc. LFATIIKI! l'RHSKRVATIVK,
for Harness and all kinds of leather. ROOr
N. I). Orders respectfully solicited from the interior, which will at till
times meet our prompt attention.
1 MS f!HCT FU LLY YOUIiS,
J zrzi in C7 n. cri i
AVelcad, but never follow, and defy
Ku roijlo from Kastern and Western nnuufnclurics.
Wc buy ibv Gash, and
(OOI)S CHKAl'EH THAN Till CIIKAPKTS.
n immeaso stock or Pry (loods, Clothing,, Gents Furnishing Goods Boot and Shoes
Callforida and Oregon Blankets, Groceries, Hardware, Crockery Tobacco and
(.'luars, Stationery, Notions, etc., etc., constantly on hand.
jy"A cordial imitation extended to all toc.dl
Call and examine nn stock and prices at
XX IMI. OSBOH3STF & CO,
A'w. 'JOt it ml 'J (Hi Front Street, J'orthtnd, Oreyon.
yyi'he attention of farmers in particularly called to the uiitnv luiprovciuentN which
we have tnadu la our elf-Blnding llancstcr forthe eiuou of l.snS.
Independent Mowers, Independent Uoapers, Combined
Kttpers, Mowers and Droppers,
Twine SELF- BINDING HARVESTERS,
lHnder Trucks, Uundle Carriers, Ilindinjf "Wire, and Twine.
Our No. II Soil-Binding Harvester
lathe only Steoto-Finnic Harvester and Hinder made. Do not bo deceived
by un so-called Sttel llarveter, but examine the
"OSUOHXK" before puivlmsiiif,'.
3f"l!tra for an machine uiauufaeturtU hy U. M. OSllOltNK .t CD. for Hie pkt
thirty )tar can lie obtuluctl by writ hit to u or calliuK 0,1 the following lot-a! ue'i ut;
Wright Bros-- Agents at Union, Oregon,
just ratiirncd from San jBranqisco with
tho largest and best selected stocks of
to I nion county, and wc now offtfv
former prices. " i'or example:
J'ri o formerly , l , pjjd-.p. v our dollar.
IX(i, which is water proof, convenient, and
i , . i n k i -i i a i i
coinjiclilion in all our departments.
will sclltliG Choicest
on me. examine goods, ami learn prices.
S.h'r'i, ... - Co full, Oreijon.
i. Tin Har
I'KUUA mid GLAST FlUVT
JAItS, (,'JIAXIT:. U.'UX
IP. I A, SILVER
tho old stand of the late .John Burns,
. 1 V rVTTY'&TTSThr ,-s.
I. A P vrrK,
Mtiiitm n lilt;.
JJavo nppointoil tlip MEUCANT?IU5
andMILLLNG CO., of Ishnd City,
their agents, and have shipped iff
lliom the first CAU WAD of
Tho Columbus Buggy
Comimnv yere awarded
'the ClOIiD MEDAL at
the World's Fair, New
Orleans, 6n the HEST
DISPLAY ofligjit BUG
GIES, C AH IMAGES,
etc., over 'sixty competi
tors. All that want to buy, or contem
plate buvitio;, and all others who want
to see a
Strictly Xo. 1 Vphicle,
Are Respectfully- invited to cull am
Carry one of the largest stpehs of
Ml M f!(i
iIJ.XiiJ.il. U , U (J
Ever in this county. Consisting ii
STOVES and TINWARE,
IRON and STEHfy
HOUSE NAII.S( '
A General assortment pf BUGQIES,
HACIfS, CARTS, olp.
Wo most ofirnosUy jnyila all to call
and oxamino our stock, and find out
our pi.cs, bofQO. purohasiny qIsoj
We hnvo come to iy, ud yu
your tmdo, nml if honomblu dl
tug and LOW PRJulSS wllljjotU,
we will hnvo it.
&Zmeuiemr the old stAiul, QOOD
NOUQII'S IS1IND CITY STORE.
THE M. & M. co.
ISLAND CITY, OR.