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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1886.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An independent weekly Journal, issued evo y
JONES & CHANCEY,
PubllElicrs and Proprietors.
A. K. .Tone?, I
I IJ. CiiANcnv,
KATES OK SCIlSCIlirTIOX:
One copy, one year fl Ml
" " Six months 1 Oil
" " Three liunitlis 75
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If by any clinncu subscriptions ato not paid
till end ot year, two dollars will bo charged.
Hates of advertising mudo known on appli
cation. Correspondence frbm all parts of the county
Address nil communications to A. K.Jones,
Editor Oregon Scout, Union, Or.
Giiand Koxnr. V.vi.tr.v I.ontic, No. lie. A. V.
and A. M. .Meets on tlio second and fourth
Saturdays of each month.
0. F, Hki.i., W.M.
C. E. Davis, Secretary.
Union Loom:, No. .. I. 0. O. F.-llepular
meetlnps on Friday evenings of each week nt
their ball in Union. All brethren in kooiI
standing aro invited to attend, lly order of
the loilire. S. W. Losa, N. 0.
G. A. Thompson, Secy.
M. E. Cltritcii Dlvino sorvico evorvSundoy
ntllu.inaiiilTp.ni. Sunday school at i p.
in. Prayer meeting every Tuursday evening
atUilW. Ukv. Watson, Pastor.
Piifriivteuian Cliuitcn Kegulnr church
services every jbath morning and evening.
Prnyor meeting och week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath school ovcry Sabbath at
JO ii. m. ltov. II. Vkunon Hick. Pastor.
St. John's Dmscoiui, Ciieitcu Service
every Sunday nt 11 o'clock a. in.
Kev. W. It. Powell, Hector.
Judgo A. C. Craig
Pherltr A. I,. Saunders
Clerk II. V. Wilson
Treasurer , A. F. lionson
School Superintendent J. L. Hlndmau
Survovor E. Simonls
Coroner E. II. Lewis
Geo. Acklos..., Jno. Stanley
State Senator.! L. II. Kinohart
F.T.Dick J E. E. Taylor
Mayor D. II. Itccs
S. A.T'ursol..., W. D. IleMlcman
.l.S. Elliott J. II. Thoumsou
Jno. Kennedy A. Levy
Hecorder SI. V. Davis
Marshal I E. E.i ntcs
Treasurer I J. 1). Carroll
Street Commissioner L. Eaton
Depil-tiiro of Train.
llcgular east-bound trains leavo atO:30a.
in. West boumltralus leuvo at-ir-l) p. m.
ATTOKNHV AT I.A.W.
Collecting and ptobato practleo specialties
Ollice, two doors south of Postollice, Union,
Attorney it Law and Notary Public,
onohoor south of J. II. Eaton's storo
I. Ni CROMWELL, M. I).,
Physioan and Surgeon
Odlco, onefioor south ot J. II. Eaton's store,
A. K. SC01T, M. D.,
PIIYSICMIV ArVH SIKGDOTIi,
Has ffrinautntly located at North Powder,
whero hi will answor all calls.
J j T. l. CRAWFORD,
,tT'rm:vs:Y at j,.hv,
Unioi J - Oregon.
M. IlAji:it. J. F. Baki:k.
I RAKER & BAKER,
Attorn and Connsellors at Law,
Jm ESTAtE AGENTS.
1 D. 1). REES,
II Slate Land Oflice buildinc
Won County, Oregon.
Allorfcj ul Ijnv, Itcnl ICkIiiIo
iinIC'oIN: IIiiK' AKit.
LantjCDlco Business n Specialty.
Office alAder, Union Co., Oregon.
J. W. 6II1XT0X
SBaiON & HARDESTY,
AT'Jt."VHYH AT IAV.
Will nr ctre in Union, Baker, Grant,
Umatilla icMorrow Counties, also in the
Supremo 'tirt of Oregon, tho District,
Circuit hi faiprcme Court of the United
'orporution business fa spc-
n, Oregon. ,
J. W. STRANGE,
OFFICE Corner Main mid A Streets.
All work strictly first-class. Charges
A. L. COBB, fVJ. D.,
PHYSICIAN km SURGEON.
Having permanently located in Alder,
Fiiiou county, Oregon, will be found ready
to attend to rails in nil the various towns
nnd settlements ot the Wnllomt valley.
4"iii-oiiic EHcnsi a Specialty
SUfSIy motto is: "Livo nnd let live."
A. C. CRAIG, - - Proprietor.
(Union Depot, Oregon.)
Splendid accommodations for commer
cial men. Tables always Hiipplied with the
best the market affords.
SJlOT AND C'Ol.l) Ml.SKIlAI. BATllstfeS
KENTUCKY LIQUOR STORE"
XXn S1A I'ACTOKV.
Cor, Main and I Sts., - Union, Oregon.
siikimi.yx a-uili:v, iroi.
Manufacturers and dealers in Soda,
Water, Sarsaparilln, Ginger Ale, Cream
Soda and Clinmpaguo Cider, Syrups, etc.
Orders promptly filled.
Daily Stage Line
From Union to Wis Cove.
d. S. Elliott.
Leaves Union nt 10:110 n. m.. nnd re
turns at 2:110 p.m. every day excoptSunday
Fare from depot to Cove
Passengers will bo taken from the depot
through to Cove via Union.
W. R. JOHNSON,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Plans nnd Specifications for Dwellings,
Hums and Bridges furnished FREE OF
Bridge Building a Specialty-
All kinds of Cabinet Work neatly execu
ted. Repairing done on short notice.
None but tho best workmen employed,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Call and interview me.
FRUIT AND SHADE
APPLE, PEAR. PLUM, PRUNE, PEACH,
APRICOT. CRAB APPLE, CHERRY.
SHRUBBERY AND SHADE TREES
Of well known varieties, suitable for this
climate. Can also furnish foreign sorts at
one-third tho price asked by eastern can
vassers. I desire to sell trees at prices
that people can afford to buy.
L. J. ROUSE,
132-134 Third itet, Portland, Oregon
IS n. regular grnduato in medicine; has
been longer engaged in tho special treat
ment of all Venereal, Soxual and Chronic
Diseases tlinn any other physician in the
West, as city papers show, and old resi
dents know; SI, 000 reward for any caso
which lie fails to cure, coming under his
treatment, by following Ids directions.
DR. VAN is the most successful Catarrh,
Lung and Throat Doctor in America. He
will toll you your trouble without asking
vou u singlo question, and WARRANTS
PERMANENTCl'RE in the followingcascs;
NERVOUS DEBILITY, Spermatorrhea,
Seminal Losses, Sexual Decay. Falling
Memory. Weak Eyes, Stunted Develop
ment, Lack of Energy, Impoverished
Blood. Pimples, Impediment to Marriage;
also Blood and Skin Diseases, Syphilis,
Eruptions, Hair Falling, Bono Pains, Swell,
ings, Sore Throat, Ulcers, Effects of Mer
cury, Kidney and Bladder Troubles, Weak
Buck, Burning Urine, Incontinence, Gonor
licca, Gleet, Stricture, receives scnrclilng
treatmiMit. prompt relief nnd euro for lire.
NERVOUS Diseases (with or without
dreams), Deased discharges cured prompt
ly without hindrance to business.
BOTH SEXES consult confidentially. If
in trouble cull or write. Delays uro dung
erous. Dlscnres of the Eye or Ear, Ulceration or
Catarrh, internal or oxternal, Deafness or
Paralysis, Singing or Roaring Noises,
Thickened Drum, etc., permanently cured.
LOST MANHOOD perfectly restored.
CANCERS AND TUMORS permanently
removed without tho knife or caustic.
Medicine compounded and furnished to
nil patienta at olilce strictly pureand vege
table. Gunrnntoe of pbismakknt cures in
nil cases undcrtnkon. Consultation free
and strictly confidential. All correspon
deuce promptly attended to; moditino sent
bv oxpress to nny addrest tree from expos
ure.' Call or address Piitute Dispensary,
Nos. 1:12-1 .It Third St.. Portland, Oregon.
Term Btrictly cash. Olllco hour 8 a, in.
to 8 p. ui.
w. caps, nn. D.,
Sargcoii acd HjincoDatliic Pliysiciar,
Union, - - Oiikoon.
Will go to any part of Eastern Oregon,
"ben solicited, to pciforii. operations, or
Medicine Fiiintlicl Without ICxtrn.
Olllcc adjoining .ioncs Bros.' Store.
W. T. WitinitT.
Does a General Banking Business. Buys
f.nd sells exchange, and discounts com
Collections cn-tfully attended to, and
"XT win fnvo Krom $50 to fliiO on the
JL UU jiurctmso ot uu instrument uy
M'.'X'. WHIIJIIT, Agent. Union, Ogn.
Oove Cheese Fadory.
J Ail ICS PAYN1C, Proprietor.
Having procured tho services of Mr. M.
A. Sickles, a cheeso maker who has had
many years' exporicuco in tho largest fac
tories of Wisconsin, 1 feel confident that I
can supply my patrons with u quality sec
ond to none on the market.
?-fif" Orders promptly filled. Address,
.Jamls Paynij, Cove, Union County, Ore.
Two doors south of Jones Bros.' store,
J. M. Johnson,
Hair cutting, shaving nnd shampooing
douo neatly and in tho best style.
CITY v MEAT v MARKET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Ui:.fio. Bno.'s - - PitoiMtiKTOits.
Keep constantly on hand
BEEF, PORK, VEAL. MUTTON, SAU
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC.
Having recently purchased this lintel
and refitted It throughout, I am prepared
to accommodate the hungry public In first
class style. Call and see me. Lakoi:Sau
plk Rooms for the acconimodutlou oi
'file ( r7 lor Thrill llint Huh V.x-lMti-d
irom Tlmo liiiuu'iuorlnl--Meuu'iitori
ot (Joetlio niul
Tin" tt-lio-i of f:imou4 tin n. whothor
tf -lU'ivd or -eetilttt notoriety, lmvc. in
mo-t periods of tho world' history,
been o i-norly and oonstantly elu-r-ishi'd
f lmt Ihf desire to poes them
h:v eoine to xs reirdod. like error in
our Ihv-t Latin books, as natural to nmn.
In England tliis view of any memento
of greatness wliieh can by any possi
bility 1)0 deemed a relie .-till eontitutes
in foree. A manttseript poem of lixron
or Hiirns will feteli .some 200. Ar
ticles of furniture, from an arni-ulnir
.lown to r. paper-knife, poes what
Henthum lias called "a value of all'ec
tion," compounded in various decrees
of the personality of their departed
owner and tliu pious or literary proclivi
ties of tlie!r purchaser. Locks of hair
which can be guaranteed to have grown
on tiie head either of Napoleon or of
Wellington are Mill extant in givat
numbers and are highly prized by their
possessors. Kven the living come in
by anticipation for their share in (A)
general demand, autographs in par
ticular being largely esteemed. Multi
plicity of correspondence is supposed
to have caused a slight depreciation
in tho market value of our present pre
mier's signature, but ho is still well to
to the front, and probably has no
really dangerous rival except the poet
laureate. Americans, like all true, dem
ocrats, are noted for the dilettante in
terest which they bestow on everything
which may remotely lie regarded as
a relic, and the countless American ad
mirers of Lord Tennyson are said to be
remarkably persistent in their eilbrts to
draw the most retiring of men. One
day it is a schoolboy from Maryland,
another a young lady from New York,
but tho request is - always to the same
ell'ect to- it, that tho desire to pos
sess tlie handwriting of a man who lias
contributed to their pleasure or stirred
their feelings. Tho memoirs of Long
follow show a precisely similar statu of
all'airs, and had that amiable poet re
sponded to every invitation for an orig
inal poem which reached him ftom un
known correspondents in till parts of
the world it is probable that his works
would have been materially increased
in bulk, if not in quality. It does not
seem to matter in tho least what the
object may be, or what tho part played
by the great person may be, so that
there is some connection between them.
Failing things of more direct interest,
in England we ga.o respectfully at the
chair once occupied by a prince, while
in America they exhibit with the great
est success anything from the bones of
.Jumbototlioiincientnur.se of a presi
dent. It would appear, however, that a
distinct depreciation of relics is now go
ing on in Germany which forms a
marked contrast to the practico among
the English speaking races. Last week
there was a sale of relics which had
once belonged to men no less renowned
than (Joetho anil Schiller. Rut the peo
ple of Berlin entirely refu-cd to rise to
tho occasion, and this, too, notwith
standing they already had u character
which required vindication, inasmuch
as they failed only a year ago to ex
hibit tho smallest enthusiasm even
about tho fate of Rlucher's sword. Jt
wa3, perhaps, felt, in spite of the mil
itary character of tho German nation,
or rather, perhaps, because of more re
cent successes, that the memory of tho
man who claimed leaves from the
lavrels of Wellington was becoming
dim wllli age. Hut this optimist view
of tho case was destined to receive a
rude shock. Goethe is almost the
Shakspeare of Germany, and, accord
ing to all precedent, there should have
been a. desperate pecuniary struggle
for anything which had belonged to
him. So far from this being the case,
his signet ring only .fetched tho micros
copic sum of CO shillings, while the
splendid chased silver cup present
ed to him by a grand duke, and
representing a boar-hunt, was
sold for even less, which must
have been greatly beneath its in
trinsic worth. Schiller did not receive
treatment a whit more respectful, and
a gold locket containing ills hair witli
that of Lottio fell under tho hammer
for 18 shillings. To many peoplo a
proceeding like this will indicate a rev
olution as complete, if loss disastrous,
than u Belgian riot. It all depends, in
fact, on whether tho auction was
properly advertised, which is to say tho
leant aprosaio reflection. If Berlin was
really aware of the treasures which
were being oil tired to it, and was too in
difTuront to indulge in a brisk competi
tion, it seems clear that there is one
country at least in which tho interest
ing and remunerative industry of relio
tuongering Is practically at an end.
Owners of Qticou Anno snuff-boxes or
(buries I. protection orders must make
up their minds to tho glory of their
l.osvf. sinn ut':nlie;l h any considera
tion of liuie. Lvcn the carriage of
Nupo'.e iii and ti e wreath of Mr. Tracy
Turned may fail in time to attract the
youth of the world. .liouhl this wae of
inililVerenee sweep across the channel.
In face of such feeling it is certainly in
teresting, if it be not very important,
to trace the change of a sentiment so
universal, and around which so many
fragments of literary, political, anil
military history aro collected.
It may In, of course, that, as the
world grows older and the number of
claimants to this kind of immortality
increases, there is a general weaken
ing and dill'usion of tho feelings which
attract men to the relics of the great.
Mark Twain, with all tho emotional
qualities which lurk under his humor,
must perhaps be reckoned as one of the
foremost foes of the relic hunter, and
certainly a prolonged inspection of tho
same relic in dillercnt cities must have
been distinctly iudueivn to a rational
istic view of the subject. It is not
given to everyone to possess the happy
confidence of the ollicial who admitted
that there were extant several well au
thenticated skulls of Oliver Cromwell,
but ndded that his was (lie protector's
as a boy. Another source of confusion
to the relie monger ltas been the enor
mous number of Queen Elizabeth's bed
steads which are to bo found scattered
up and down the country, cither in
their original shape or converted into
chairs ami sideboards. It was once
sorrowfully calculatgd by an enthusiast
about relics that Elizabuth must have
on an average occupied a different bed
every night of her reign, unless several
of the most seemingly genuine were to
be sacrificed as hopelessly spurious.
Rut tho unlimited opening for deceit
which is nlforded by tho difficulty of
detecting it in these matters
has never by itself been sulll
cient to warn the relic hunter
from his absorbing occupation. It is
probable that a great many more peo
plo have been disillusioned by triviality
than by fraud. Men have been too
anxious in the production not only of
relics, but of every kind of association
which involves a great name, it is
not many years since tho public were
amused ami surprised by a small clique
who raised the cry about the proposed
restoration of Ilawortli church. The
names of Charlotte Hronjlo and her fam
ily must always ha held m alfectionate
esteem by every lover of English liter
lure. Rut it was dillicult at a moment's
notice to conceive an enthusiasm for
the pew which she happened to occupy.
Vet had it been the complete anil long
destroyed shnuo of Thomas a' Rockett,
oneo so famous throughout Christen
dom, it would have been impossible to
make more disturbance. It is tlh'same
with tlie traveler to the lakes, who can
not walk half a mile without being pull
ed up to see a seat where Wordsworth
fell asleep or a tree where Coleridge
stopped during a shower. If men had
been content to treat the memories and
tlie properties of tlie great alike with
something more akin to reverence, it is
impossible that we should liud the gen
eral impulses which prompt posterity
gradually becoming duller as lime
passes. Relics and mementoes have
been made a drug in the market, nnd
so it happens that even the ring of
Goethe and the locket of Schiller liud
small appreciation. London Moriiiiu
The Stream in tho Woods.
Bright Ktreum, that wanders hero and there,
Laughing the uliolc day lout:,
Your voice ucros the moo Hand calls
Like u leuit'iiibcred soiif,'.
Here, us of yore, the beeches sire(i(I,
And L'riihs nnd Honors are sweet,
Where oft your linst Inu waters rau
Across my chlldUh feet.
A golden time! I knew it not
In tlioSe far days ot old;
But left tho Held and left the stream
To seek for other gold.
Oil, dear to me jour sunlit wave,
And dear the leafy nhoro;
But you have fionu! upon jour tide
Tliat uhlch returns no more.
Tho Proper Weight of Man.
Prof. I Invloy asserts that the proper
weight of man is 16-1 pounds, made up
us follows: Muscles and their appurte
nances, 08 pounds; skeleton, 21 pounds;
skin, 10 pounds; fut, 28 pounds; brain,
ii pounds; tliroacic viscera, S pounds;
abdominal viscera, 11 pounds; blood
which would drain from the body, 7
pounds. The heart of such u man
should beat lb times a minute, and ho
should brCAtho I.'i times it minute. In
twenty-four hours ho would vitiate
1,750 cubiofeet of puro air to tho extent
of 1 per cent. A man, therefore, of
weight mentioned should have 800 cubic
feet of well ventilated space. Ho would
throw oil' by the skin IB ounces of
water, 300 grains of solid mnttur, and
400 grains of carbonic acid every twenty-four
hours; ami his total loss during
that period would be. six pounds of wa
ter and a liltlo more- than two pounds
of other matter.
Why tho Irish Like Green.
Some old Greek tr.tdUion 'toll lion
Kadnnts, a miglitv leader atid'a vin
wise man in all the arts and sciences
came over from Asia and taught l'it
Ru-otians letters, in Plucnieian th
word Kadnius moans the east-man,
while the word Europe, which gradual
ly was applied to a ast extent of land
a continent, at lirst belonged only tt
the land just across from the iland o'
Eubiea, on the other side of tlie nar
row .straight called Kuripus, and mean,
in Phienician the west-land. So when
you read of ICadmus coming to Europe
it is the east-man coming to the west
laud. Over and over again in history
we lind names, to which all sorts o'
fanciful derivations have been giver
and beautiful legends and myths have
been attached, turning out to be the
.simplest kind of words. Thus, Irclanc
also means the wc?t-land, and it conies
from tho Celtic word iur and our wore
land, ittr meaning tho west. Iur, be
fore being used to denoto the west,
meant tho back, and that fact lets us
into an important secret coucern'mp
t he religion of tlie Colts who lirst canu
over the Irish sea to the Emcralc
island. It tells us that thoje early men
named the points of the compass ac
cording to tho other directions wlicc
the observer faced toward tho cast. Sc
the cast was named from front, or for
ward, tiie west from back or behind,
the north from left hand, :inil the sotitl'
from right hand. That means thai
the early Celts worshiped tho dawn
and tho sunrise. And so faithfully hive
tho old traditions remained in men's
minds in that, big western island of the
British empire that, to this day, the
emblem on the coat of arms of Irclanu
is a sunburst, cr rising sun.
Another curious thing is that it is
more than probable that the Irish pre
ference of the color green,, for thcit
ilags and their sashes, arosu from a
mistake among those who had lost a
thorough knowledge of the old Irish
language. Tho sun, in Irish, is called
by a word pronounced like our word
"green;" and is likely that the Irish
fondness for that color arose from the
word's exact likeness in sound to their
word for tho sun. In the same way,
when wo talk about greenhouses, we
think they aro called so because the
plants are kept green, in them during
tlie winter. Yet it is far more proba
ble that "green" hero is tho Irish word
meaning, not tho color, but tlie sun'
because greenhouses are built so as to
catch the sun's rays ami store them up
while it is hidden by clouds, us happens
more than half tho time in showery
Ireland. St. Nicholas.
Fun is laugh seed.
Fun never goes to seed.
Fun is a queer commodity.
You can not buy fun tit the grocery.
A good laugh is all tho crop fun
Live, bright, racy fun makes laugh
Second-hand fun Is nut worth half
You can not locate fun as you do a
Fun is looked for dally not, ale. ays
Fun is not heard, and yet we often
hear that which starts our tickle even
Stale fun, liko stale beer, iiu,U no
Ynu cannot make even vinegar biuon
of stale fun.
You can not sing fun, and yet it Is In
many a song.
Fun is a poor relation of wit -wit is
tiie elder nnd better.
You cannot buy fun of a boot-biack
as you can tho morning paper.
You cannot get fun made to order as
you can n now suit of clothes.
Fun and this year's roses ai" all
right tills year next year uncertain.
You cannot road fun, Und yet when
reading you sometimes catchall bad,
Wo never saw a funny drink, but wo
have scon men made ory" funny by
You can not think fun to order, end
yet you cannot help funny thoughts to
snvo your life.
Some stories by some men aro very
funny; thoy may bo as funny told by
others that depends.
Finally, if you want to look luck
upon n wasted and barren life, m"ko
fun tho great aim of that life. You
will not bo disappointed in the outcome;
but no matter how much fun you liavo
you will say, "U has not paid,"--CW
Tho long confinement ami tho terrlblq fat
before hhu h beglnnine; to tell or Cluverhu,
who la in jail under teutence of uVtU lUKtutt
inond. Vu IIu seldom enjoy u m&l Hlubf
sleep, a tut the only thing tlut um rr'twwMl
hi inlnd I hi approaching expH,
wakes u;i nightly at 13 n'cloek &imT rmflnAi
taovei about til 811 from that Uaw wi. ' .JT,