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UNION. OREGON. SAT. AFC 7th ISM.
Local and General,
Thk Cascapks Ti'NNKt .Work on the )
Cascades tunnel dors not appear to be very
pleasant according to a correspondent of I
the Walla Walla Journal, lie cays "there !
is a stream of water pouring over the '
.steep rooky declivity and falling directly j
at tnc entrance 01 uie uiunei. i ue waier
seeps through the roek and is continually
dripping, which makes mud ory plentiful
When tho men conic out front work they
are nil spattered with mud and most o'f
them wet to the ikin. There is a gas that
escapes in the tunnel vitiating the atmov
pherc. Then after each blast the smoke
Mrom tne powder is very disagreeable. Hut
these difficulties are now undergoing (uite
a change. Large encines ha- been placed
at the entrance, with u large box leading
into the interior, and immediately after a
blast the smoke is drawn out through the
boxing. A largo air compressing machine
has arrived and will be used to put fresh
air in where the workmen arc. The tun
nel is lighted by electricity and the blasts
are fired by it" When uked how long
before the tunnel would be completed the
foreman said: "Well, sir. it Is 01K' feet
long, and there is now about 1"00 feet fin
ished, counting both ends. Wc have been
at work since last fall, so vou can figure
for yourself when it will he completed."
The M. K. Conthrknci;.- The Idaho Con
ference of the M. K. church In ld in this
city, dosed on Monday Inst Nor more
than twelve or fifteen ministers were pres
ent as thN is not a very populous district.
The series of meetings were, however, very
interesting made more so perhaps by the
presence of Bishop Harris, of New York,
who delivered a very pointed "crmon. on
.Sunday, at eleven o'clock, in Wright's hall,
the church building not being .siill'teiently
capacious to hold the largenumber that at
tended. Following is a list of the various
appointments made: Noise City district
A. Hades, presiding elder; Hoine City. .1. 1).
Flenner: Ktnmetsville, A. Thompson;
llalley, J. W. Maxwell; Shoshone, A. J
.loslyn; Pavette, S. E. Crow. I. a Grande
district, G. M. Irwin, presiding elder; Aider,
J. II. Wood; Maker City, N. L. H. Ander
son; Canvon Citv, (i. W. Grannis; I.a
Grande. .(. 11. Watson, Malheur City. N. O.
rfullena; Suinmerville. It. .1. Johnson;
Union, t be supplied. Rev's Wood. Hayes
and Kennedy, have retired from active ser
vice in the conference, and located.
Aiiot'TTiiE m.k oi tr.-This from the
Waitsburg Times, mrcs up about right for
all country papers. Jenl papers are often
accused of being biased in regard to giving
personal notices of mentioning comings
and goings of some and omitting others.
The accusation i entirely wrong and un
just. The faul's are with the people and
not with the editor. He is always anxious
to tell who comes and who goes if In; can
but find out. but a country new-paper
,:annot afford to have u score of salaried
reporter-. If you have visitors, let us
know who they are and where they come
from ; if a thing happens in your viciniage.
let us know about it; if there is a partv at
your place, furnish us the names of those
present; if you get married, let us know
the number and names of your guests, and
give us a list of presents received; if you
die, come and let us know about it ; if Vou
know anything, let us know about it. You
will find us ready to notice." oiiu as
"A HowLiNO (ioon Timk." Last Satur
day night a number of hoodlooms were in
town haiug what they called n howling
good time. Alwjut one o'clock they got on
their hordes to go home, and just as they
crossed the bridge into North I'nion, think
ing they were out of reach of the marshal,
they commenced firing their levolvers and
yelling like a lot of Comanche Indians. The
unusual racket roused everybody in that
portion of town from their slumbers, and
nearly frightened some of the women and
children out of their wits. Warrants were
gotten out for their arrest, and next morn
ing one of them was captured and brought
into town and placed under bonds to appear
for trial. The others got away lint will
doubtless be gathered in before many davs.
Tlie ruffians should be dealt with in such a
manner as to deter other would-bo-bad
men from acting in a similiar manner with
in the limits of I'nion.
TitotTiti.K with Mk.uco. It now looks as
though it will be ni-ccssarv for the I'uited
Slates to give Mexico a dressing down on
account of the Cutting nfiair which has at
tracted so much attention of late. The
President nuido n demand on the Mexican
.government for the immediate release of
Cutting, which was tlatly refused. The
House committee on foreign affairs called a
meeting at Washington on the 3d inst. and,
among other resolutions, requested the
1'resident to again demand the release of
Cutting. No doubt tin- refusal of the Mex
ican government to this second demand
will precipitate war at once.
A Moncr.N SM. Patch.--We are in
formed that there is a man in Antelope
valley who has been doing some prodigious
jumping. He has an apparatus to light
on, and futures to keep him in the right
position while descending, and thus
equipped doe not hesitate to jump from
the tops of houses and the highest pine
tiees. The last leap he made was from the
limb of a tree sixty feet high. From tin
above information we judge that there is
acrank in Antelope who is liable to kill
himself at any time, or our informant
bundled the truth with penurious frugali
ty. We don't know w hich.
IticiiKK Than K r.n. From a gentleman
who arrived in our city from Cornucopia,
last Tuesday evening, we learn that the
ledge has been struck richer and wider
than ever on the Whitman, and also that
a fine body of free milling ore was discov
ered on the .Stella. The ledge on the
Whitman pinched out about a mouth ago.
and the owners were becoming discou
raged; hut uftcr getting through a ninety
foot dke, the ledge was found again and
proved to be richer than ever The
owner will, no doubt, erect a Inrge mill
at once. Hurrah for I'ine cieek. 'Sage
Sri i.l. a Mvstcky.-- As yet no trace has
been found of Willis .SklfT. who so mysteri
ously disappeared from North I'owder two
weeks ago, although a constant search lias
pceu kept up bv large crowds of men ever
since. That u p'romineiit citizen should so
suddenly disuiipenr and Je.ivc no trace,
pectus almost incredible, vet .such is the
case. Time will probably unravel the inys
l$on IIaihikiw There seem to be a
treat many badgers along Catherine creek,
and they pet very bold and come into the
edge of town occasionally. A few days ago
one of these presented himself ut the door
of Ostrander's shop, but was knocked over
and killed for his temerity.
Bio (Iot.u Niookt - It i said to be a
actual fact that two Chinutueii found a
rhunk of gold, three daya ago. weighing
315 pounds at Dutch Flat, which sold for
VJu.uX). It Is not known bow it was dis
covered, but it is thought among the old
Itlacer diggings and abandoned claims.
Kon .Halk. -(080 acres ,,f lam, all In one
body. ALso a block in Union, by Hell &
News items are scarce.
The city council meets this evnnlti-:.
Urt out in the mountains atul pick buck
Considerable improvements being mvle
Considerable sickness among the child
ren just now.
One quart fruit cms $t.C5 per dozen at
Jo. Wright's tin shop.
An amittucr minstrel company, has been
organised at La Grande.
J. H. Smith, the railroad contractor, ar
rived in this city Thursday.
The cheapest place to get Mason's fruit
jars is at Jos. Wright's tin shop..
The small bov and vindictive watermelon
will soon wrestle with each other.
Several new commers have boucht prop
erty in I'nion during the past week.
The most Mattering news continue to bo
received from the I'ine Creek district.
The old Hawthorn Insane Asvluin at
East Portland was destroyed b tire, last
The Shoshone base ball club wa badly
defeated by the l'ortlanders last Saturday
Considerable excitement prevails in Ida
ho City over the recent discovery of placer
mines in Yellow I'ine Basin,
W. T. Wright received a splendid two
seated "Victoria" phaeton, from the East,
this week, for the use of his family.
Victor Miller left last Tuesday for Salem,
to continue his studies. If perseverance
will insure success, Victor will succeed.
The series of sermons bv Rev. DeWitt
Tidmagc, now being published In theScoiT
will be found very interesting. Uead them
The base ball game played at North Pow
der, last Sunday, between the Haker City
and North Powder clubs resulted in a
Pendleton and La Grande have both had
their fires, our turn is about next in or
der. Too much cure cannot be taken to
Dr. Honham, the dentist, who has located
here, will open his office in a few days, lie
is waiting for a new chair that he ordered,
We neglected toaunounce, last week, that
Win. Kailcy, of this city, is the father of a
brand new bov. Young Kailcy arrived
We are in receipt of the fourth annual
catalogue of the state Normal school at
Monmouth, Polk county. It is ait e.veel
The Gazette, with commendable enter
prise, issued an extra the next morning nf
ter the fire, and distributed the same
throughout the county.
Clough & Duncan, have sold their mine
which is situated near llognm, to a Utah
company. It is one of the best mines in
this section of the state.
The Chieftain says that a contract has
been let to run a llfty-fo.it tunnel on the
marble ledge on Hurricane creek. J. J.
Martin has the contract.
We hear that Harvey Moreland. son of
Judge J. C. Moreland. will arrive in this
city in a week or two, to take a position
in the First National Hank,
A letter will appear next week, concern
ing the mvsterious death of Mrs. W. A.
Moore, of Dayton, W. T., who was former
ly a resident of this county.
This end of the Pine creek road, under
the supervision of Win, Kfner, will soon
be completed. It will be one of the best
pieces of road in the county.
Don't forget that the best ami most com
plete stock of farm implement to be found
in Eastern Oregoh, is kept by Frank Hro's.
Implement Co., Island City.
A fow days ago Mr. Shcelc. of this citv,
staked his horses out, and during tl'ic
night one of them became entangled in
the rope and choked to death.
Why sillier with a lame back, when vou
can get one of those celebrated Mitchell
Porus Plasters, for 1ft cents, at John T.
Wright's drugstore? Try one.
Mrs. Nine, of Minneapolis, who has for
several years traveled extensively as a mis
sionary, was in the city during the confer
ence and delivered several very interesting
Our thanks arc due to Mrs. (). 1'". Bell for
some vegetables raised in her garden in
North Union. It is needless to say that
they were extremely fiu.i, for she raW'. no
On Prairie creek, a few days ago, a boy
shot a dog belonging to a woman, where
upon she endeavored to pump the hoy full
ot lead by firing two shots at him, luckily
It Is estimated that 50.000 red fish have
been packed in kits or dried, this season,
in tin; Wallowa. The Grande Bonders
would like to sample some of those fish.
Where is John McColl?
Anyone desirous of purchasing an excel
lent new $100 Durand organ nt a liberal dis
count for cawh. will consult their own inter
est by inquiring at this otllce. A good
horse will be received as cash.
The new postmaster general has decided
that postmasters who fail to notify the pub
lishers when subscribers remove or do not
take the papers front the post office, shall
be responsible for their subscriptions.
All steel axe's for $1 at Jo. Wright's hard
ware store. It looks rather suspicious, but
Jo. savs became by them honestly, and is
bound to sell them at the above price He
is selling all goods in his line at the same
There are several cases of whooping
cough among the children of the town, and
we understand their parents do not hesitate
to take them to church and public places.
Some people seem to have no knowledge of
what is due to their neighbors,
Quite a ripple of excitement was caused
last Saturday by a runaway horse dabbing
U) Main street attached to a hay rake. The
horse was driven bv U. P. McDaniel's boy,
ami he staved with him in good shape.
Luckily the horse was stopped before much
damagn was done.
Mr. J. B. McLain and wife, of .Seymour.
Baylor county, Texas, arrived in this city
on". Monday last. They were residents of
Union county many vears ago, and come
to visit friends and relatives Mr. McLain
is proprietor of the Cresset, an excellent
newspaper, published in Seymour.
A case was on trial before Justice Thomp
son this week wherein one Tom King, a
celestial, sued Wong King for u certain
amount alleged to be due on accounts. J.
B. Cntcs appeared for the plaintiff, and T.
II. Crawford for the defcnlant. Judge
ment was rendered in favor of the pluintiir
for fM.ft'i and costs.
Tuesday last Marshal Cate.s gathered in
I). B. McLVuu and Thomas Johnson, two
sous of the emerald isle, for being drunk
and disorderly. When taken before Kecord
er Davis, they said they were 'sorry to plead
guilty, ver honor, " and got off with a tine
of five dollars each Not being uble to pay
they were pliiecd in jail and made to do a
considerable amount of work for their
Cornucopin has two merchandise stores,
one butcher shop, one blacksmith shop,
post otllce. three saloons, one hotel, one res
taurant, one boot and shoe shop, one feed
and livery stable, one pbotogruph gallery,
one barber shop, one bakery, one public
ball, one tunny otllce two doctors and one
lawyer Alleiitown bits two stores, two
saloon., one blacksmith shop, two barber
.shops, one livery stable, two hotels, one as
say office, two butcher shop, one variety
store, one brewery, one bath house, two
lawyer and a justice of tbr peace.
I"lr M I.a Or-ind.
Eailv Thurnlay morning tin' news
reached thi place that a Tiro bad
broken out in La Grande during the
night, ami had almost totally de
stroyed the town. A SVoi'T reporter
wad ut once dispatched to ascertain
the particulars. He found that the
fire originated in the rear of .lay
Brook's general merchandise store in
the principal business portion of the
town, and was undoubtedly the work
of an incendiary, as when the fire was
find discovered it was only a small
blaze on the outside of the building.
There being no fire company, water,
or apparatus of any kind to tight the
lire with, it wan plainly to he ?(."ti
thai the town must go. and everybody
endeavored to save all the goods possi
ble. As the buildings were all wood,
and verv eloo together, the llames
soon spread with fearful rapidity.
The lire soon leaped across the street,
starting on .las. (lhiyburns saloon, and
every building on that block was also
destroyed. From Ford'- corner the
fire reached Stayer it Walker's mam
moth Warehouse, and also the Golden
Rule hotel, extending up as far as the
brewery, where it was stopped. For
tunately it did not cross the slough
that runs through that block, and by
an ulmoHt superhuman effort, Som
mcr, Blum, it ('o. tore was saved.
It was almost a miracle that Bloch
Bro'a Ktore. was saved, as also that of
II. K. Kemp's. Had Modi's store
caught the whole eastern portion of
town would have burned.
KSTIMATKI) l.tSTOK I.OSSKH.
M. II. HiiMPt.$l,MM; dohn Wilson
?:i,0l)0; Ivirtley ,t SHephan, flOO; Jay
Brooka, !pS,000, insurance $2,000; Fred
Scott, $1,000; SI lv. Sims, $700; Al.
Stevens. .foOO; Stevens it Hasset, $2,-
! 000; Dr. Ashford, $700; V. A. Meas-
ner, $:00; Gu. Bonglesdorff, .f7.r0, in
surance f 100; Lon Cleaver, $1,000; II
Anson, $12,000, insurance $(5,000; I)il
linger Bros., $2.f)00, insurance $l,fi00 ',
Baker ,k Williams, $2.r0; Henry Wil
(ley, $.'1,000; John Ladd, $S00; Ed
Richardson, $100; James Clavburn,
$1,500; Higginson it Roger, $0,f00,
Grande Rondo Argus, $7fi0; W. S.
Ford, $7,000, insurance $i,S00; E.J.
Wilbur, $4,000, insurance $2,f00; Mr.
Fountain, $000, instiranco $150; .1. 1'
Ennis, 15,000, insurance $1,800; Bryan
it Palmer, $0,000, insurance $2,000; .1.
P.Clark. $1,000; F. Newlin, $1,000;
M. Kimonis, $1,000, insurance $2,500,
dtaver it Walker, $17,000, insurance
fl2,000; A. Summer, $1,000.
Several firms whose buildings es
caped the holocaust, were damaged
considerably by the removal of goods,
etc. Nearly three blocks of the town
were totally destroyed ami a numhei
of families left destitute. Those who
were fortunrte enough to ho insured,
will probably rebuild and continue
businoss, but many will not be able
to do so. It is a terrible misfortune,
and one from which La Grande will
not recover for some time.
Dentil of Sntmial J. Tihlen.
Samuel .1. Tildon died at Greystone,
N. Y., last Monday morning. Deatli
was caused by failure of the heart to
act, following an acute attack of
diarrhea and nausea.
The new money order schedule which has
just gone into effect, is as follows: For
sums not exceeding 55. live cents; over$f
anil not exceeding $10, eight cents; $10 t
$10, ten cents; $lo to f 30, fifteen cents;
ot U0, twenty cents; $10 to $.r0, twentv-fivi
cents; $50 to'fCO, thirty cents; $10 to" $70
:S.r)Cts: $70 to $80, -lOcts; $SX to$ll)o, l,r) cts.
This is a considerable reduction in fees a
the present fee for a money order not ex
ceeding $f is 8 cents; and the larger
amounts, as above designated, in the same
The post master at North Powder
writes Us that four of our subscribers,
namely, IT. L. Livingston, J. M. Mc
Dougall, S. White and Bon Bowman,
have left the country and will not re
turn. Thus.lv do the newspaper men
"get it in the jxeck."
Several Linn county farmers have refused
25 cent per pound for their hops. Last
year a number did the same thing. Hops
afterwards fell and the fanners clubbed
together and shipped their hops direct to
New York, to avoid the per cent, of the
"middle men." There they sold for h
cents, and the senders lost over $100 by
The celebrated casr of Kalor vs. Camp
bell, and the first one involving the ques
tion of water rights tried in this state,
wherein Kalor sued to prevent Campbell us
ing any of the water of Clover creek for Ir
rigating purposes, tried in the circuit court
nearly two years ago, has just been decided
in the supreme court in favor of Campbell.
That small account of yours at the
Cove drug store is long overdue and
should be paid at once. Call and see
Dr. Riggers was called to Pendleton
yesterday, by telegram, to attend a
W. Capps, M. I)., .Surgeon and Homeo
pathic Physician, Union. Oregon.
LEcrrnixo Aiiout ms Own Pkopi.k. Hen-
ry .Sicnde, a Ptiyallup Indian a graduate
of the government training school' at
Forest Orovc. Is now in the Kast siht
seeing. He wa visiting at Seneca, New
Yo:k, about the middle of last moutii.
and was invited to deliver a lectunion the
Indians of the Northwest, Over 500 peo
ple turned out to the lecture and were
astonished to hear a full-hloodcd Indian
speaking the queen's Knglish as well an
the average college graduate, of white
i blood. Meade Is a cunousitv wherever he
appears in the hast. Lxchange.
Knglii Cooper Sliop,
S. I). AvIcr, iiiiinufaturer of butter
barrels and kegs, has always on limid
a good supply of the best quality, and
will sell tliein nt reasonable prices.
'Uiveliiina call nt his shop, soutl of
, the krhool house, Union.
J It Delicacy or Flavor
Aud the efficiency of Its uctlon have reu
dered the famous California liquid fruit
remedy, Syrup of Kljfs, Iminennly popular.
It cleanse mid tones up the clogged and fe
crUh system, and dlnprls Headaches, Cold,
and rrver. For sale by all druggist,
fined HeltsluiA YNoodurd wholesale. jjent,
1 Pur. Und, Oregon.
Billiard table for ifcle cheap,
quire at thi office,
August .Mil., 188i).
Mrs. Win. Wentvvorth. of Banner,
Idaho, is on a viit ami business trip
to Cove, this week.
A. R. Robinson has bought the
Hfaiinen hotel property and will lake
possession this fall.
The many friends of Fred Holmes
in Cove, arc pleased at his promotion
to a Nasbyship in Island City.
Header and self hinders have com
menced work. The grain fields along
the foot hill generally vield fairlv
Miss Ad die Whitemore. who was
nt the bedside, of Mrs. Kllswortb until
her death, returned to her home in
Dion Keefe and family hav moved
from Cove to Wnlla Walla. They are
very desirable people in a community ,
and their loss will be felt.
Extensive, changes and improve
ments arc being made in the Untiring
mills. Avery fine grade of Hour will
be turned out'this season.
Win. and Leo Bloom, and Lee and
Frank Wilson have returned from the
I'ine creek initios, where they leive
beeti sinking a shaft on the killers
claim. They exhibit several substan
Jesse Jewell, of Indian valley, has
purchased live acres of laud in the
Juvcox addition, and will build a
dwelling house this fall. The excel
lent educational advantages offered,
are attracting many to this pi ice,
Cove is becoming quite a popular
summer resort. Messrs. Upton,
Paine aud Sharpstein and families, ot
Walla Walla, aic at Jas. Payne's
residence, eujoviug the beauties of the
place, and a six weeks respite from
11. J. Gccr, the hop grower of
l.ovc, 1ms gone to Walla Walla to ex
amine the bop yards in Unit vicinity,
and the mode of culture. Hop raising
is again a profitable business, and Mr.
Geer wishes to pool himself in regard
to the best methods.
The picnicers have returned from a
visit to the Wallowa Lake. They tell
wondeful stories of the red fish.
Seven hundred were recently taken at
one haul of a seine, at the mouth of
the river. A great many of tho fish
caught arc "sore hacks,'' having
been speared in their river journey.
These arc unlit for food and are
again consigned to the water. Farm
ers from every direction come daily
with kegs for "n winter supply of fish,
which were selling at the insignificant
sum of five cents each.
The house is rather small , yet I
have bought it aud will make it do us
for awhile. CJeo Do vou mean it?
S. D. That Cove scribbler shall
receive a piece of my mind, for mind
is what he needs. Jessie. Since
consuming so many red fish, I am
suffering from top heaviness. Prof.
I have only two fivc-aerc lots lett.
gentlemen ', choice locations and very
cheap. O. P. J. They have began
to address me. as Professor already.
A. 12. Sad Is my lot, but the best
of friends must part. Jas. 1 would
enjoy going hunting with you, hut
unfortunately haven't any gun.
Alex. Yellow jackets in Cornucopia
are thicker than Hies in Grande
Ronde. That's what's the matter
with my eye. Lee. lam still wor
rying whether L will persuade that
voting lady to step , into the matrimo
nial noose. W. If you want to
know what will he the result of so
many going hucklcberrying, ask Jo.
Whiskey Creek Corks.
August 1, 188(1.
Cool and pleasant,
A blow, three or four days since,
causod some work laying up fences.
Win. Cole lias sold his place to Eli
Courtney, and hied him back to the
land of tlie grasshopper and cyclone.
Bent, aud Lins. Courtney have
purchased James Wanders' place on
Trout creek. They will use it for a
Mr. Elliot, of Walla Walla, has
bought Chits. Hunter's claim and
moved onto it. He is going into the
Mr. Cole, who has been visiting
his son, J. V, (!eo. and Win, Cole,
has returned with the latter to his
homo in KanEas. He was well pleased
with the country aud thinks of mak
ing the. Wallowa his future home.
H. W. Bunncl has bought a mowing
machine and reduced the price of
mowing from seventy-five to sixty-five
cents per acre. Win. Tope, deter
mined not to be beaten, proposes to
cut aud rake for fifty cents per acre.
Conipetiton is the life of trade.
Ash party, consisting of J, A. Hun
ter, Dave Hunter, Jack Thomas, and
John Hubbard, were going out hucklc
berrying, one day last week, they met
with an accident which came near
proving serious for one of tlie party.
Ah they were driving along, the
wheels on one side of the wagon fell
into a hole and the wagon upset,
throwing the occupants out, and
Dave Hunter fell with his head
against a log aud lay for three hours
sengelees and apparently dead. He
seems to havo recovered from tlie
effects of the fall. AJAX,
Having tried the effects of the concentra
ted extract of Oiikuon Kiii.st.v Tea, we
cheerfully bear witness to Its beneficial
agency In affection of the digestive organs.
It In simple, safe and sure) Is easily taken,
and restores healthy vitality to the organs It
is Intended to operate upon with assured
success. H. J, JU'COItMICK,
Kdltor Catholic Sentinel,
sirup if Fig.
Manufactured only by the California Vig
Byrup Co., Hun FrancUco, CaL, is Nature's
Own True Laxative. This pleasant ('alitor
nia liquid fruit remedy may be had of all
druggists, at fifty cents or one dollar. It Is
the most pleasant, prompt, and effective
remedy known to cleanse the system j to act
on the Llvor, Kidneys, and Bowels gently
yet thoroughly ; to dispel Headaches, Cold,
and Fevers; to cure Consumption, Indiges
tion, and kindred 1IU.
Buy the celebrated Kimball pianos,
I Thf Pine Creek Mine.
I The Pan Francisco Mininc Press,
j contains the following interesting
' lettei from Pine Valley; In reading
your journal 1 have seen nothing for
I fome time with regard to this very
f promising and growing camp. The
two towns, Allantown and Cornucopia,
j are. rapidly merging into one, as they
are but one-half mile apart, and al
l ready the short space between is
I lined with cabins. There has been a
steady intlux of fortune seekers the
past month and our population is now
j about 1000, with numerous stores,
i etc., aud throe, butcher shops. Pro
visions are very ciieap viz. : Hour,
.$1.2.) to $ 1.7f a sack ; eggs, 20 cents a
dozen; bacon, 10 cents per pound, etc.
'The region being so elevated (1.700 to
9,000 feet) the snow is slow in depart
ing and little has yet been done in
the mines, almost all of which are
several thousand feel above town.
The Whitman, the only mine that
has been worked all winter, is show
ing up handsomely. At the '200 foot
level an ore chute has been struck,
assaying away up in the thousands.
Work has been resumed on the Silver
Bell, and a pan of quartz brought to
town Monday, contained al least if 100
in gold. It is very rich in tellurides.
The O. U. it N. shipped some ore yes
terday. 'The Dominion, or generally
called the .lack in the hole, a lodge
in close proximity to town, is being
prospected by a new tunnel, -10 feet
of which is now completed. 'The
owners of the Norway ledgo, a very
strong vein some three miles distant,
have about completed their urastra.
The "Contact," or .s it is generally
called, the "big silver mine," being
some distance (four miles) from camp
and very high up, has not been work
ed yet this spring, but it is pro
nounced by experts to be without
doubt a true fissure vein, and as far as
developed assays up in the. hundreds
in silver. It is a five foot ledge lying
at tho contact, of granite and slate,
with well defined walls and gangueof
talc and porphy. It has been devel
oped under the management of the
well known California aud Nevada
export, Mr. Robert lvelley, to a depth
of lfiO feet, and u drift has been run
SO feet on the voin. The assays run
from .ffiO to $700 per ton and the
quartz is enough to make the eyes of
a mining man glisten. Messrs. Breck
it Co. are putting a reduction plant
on a small scale and are about ready
for business, Their works (tlie Pine
Creek Metallurgical Works) include a
revcrberatory furnace, two-stamp mill
and chloriuatiou anil leaching appa
ratus with a capacity of six tous per
day. The power is furnished by a
11-foot overshot wheel. Everything
is arranged very conveniently, and
everything is heated by a steam boiler.
'Their vats for lixiviation are six in
number and were mostly built by
Messrs. Jewell it Co. of your city, and
are first class in every particular.
They have power and mill room for
10 stamps and undoubtedly will soon
put. them in. Another year will see
"Pine Creek" a booming camp well
on its way to Butte City. More anon.
Yours truly, J. A. Stacki.ow.
August 4, 188(1.
Mr. and Mrs. llughy Lynch sun
dayed in the Cove.
Miss Ollie Prescott has recovered
her eyesight sufficiently to be out.
Mrs. Calvin Barlow, of Tacoma,
visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. Win.
Cate.s, last week.
School closes this week. Mihs
Blakei-lee is a competent teacher, and
has given good satisfaction.
Several families have been out
hucklcberrying, and returned with
glowing accounts of their trip and
plenty of berries.
John Gates is working for Hall it
Marshall, of North Powder. They
arc putting up a steam saw mill.
Will ship their lumber to the U. P.
Gathering items in Antelope is like
the Israelites making brick in olden
times, when they were refused mate
rial by the Egyptians. Terrible hard
Mr. Chan. 'Tomliuson aud Dan.
Crowley havo dissolved partnership,
('hurley will continue tho business.
His next partner will be a fair young
Miss. SticceHs to Charley.
Mr. Malloy, tho section boss, met
with quite a painful accident, last
week. In attempting to jump from
t)(o hand car, he i-lippcd and fell, the
car passing over one foot. He was
taken to North Powder for treatment.
I'owder Klver Pebbles.
July 31, 1880.
Weather very warm.
A.J. Brown is absent on a visit to
his sick daughter, Mrs. A. J. Ton
ey, who resides near Wingville.
Born To the wife of W. H. Love,
July 20th, a daughter. Mother doing
Haying is about completed in this
vicinity. The crops were rather light
owing to the scarcity of rain.
Joe says it is too bad that the blam
ed yellow jacket bit him on the tongue
after he had gone into tlie mountains
to eat htickloberrieH. Wo feel for Joe,
for the tjirl aru still laughing, and we
sincerely hope it will not happen
Travelers bound (or the Pine Creek
mines daily pass through this vicinity.
We hope they will strike it rich, as tho
country needs something to make
times a little moro lively. Con' Hov.
C. Vincent has juist received splendid
lot of bouts, thoes, etc.. which lid will U
at a great reduction on former prices. He
mean what b lay, Tr bltu,
Farmers done haying.
Smoky weather continue.
Weather somewhat cooler,.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Collin -pent
last week in Union.
J. II. Riuehart has returned fiimi
A great, many trout are being cap
lured in Phillips creek.
Miss Julia McWilliamt- is V'sUn:
her parents at Suinmerville.
Dr. W. E. Rinehart and family air
out campinc. in the mountains.
Fruit is being hauled over the
mountains from Walla Walla.
John Chrisman, county commis
(doner, was in town several day? Ust
Some fun in Justice court th
prespnt week. O. J. Wade conies oni
on top thus fur.
It only takes front Friday till Wed
nesday to receive some of the papi r
mail from Fiiiou.
Mr. N. B. Harris and family spent,
Sunday in the mountains has li t u
sick since. "Dad Bob" the sardines
The entertainment given by thf
Pathfinders at La Grande, last Wt.d
net-day evening, was attended by sotur
of Snminerville's citizens.
S. K. Fulk and Joseph Truundall
are the "hoss" grouse hunters of thf
valley. Killed li and would hin
shot 1,000, hut ammunition failed.
Miss Maggie Armstrong and Mi
Jatne Caldwell were married at tit.
residence of J. H. Kinzie, in lliiiatilln.
county, tome time during last month.
Mr. E. S. Crane is writing a histon
of the party that were lost in the
mountains some two weeks sine.
It will be published, with illustration.,
in the Police Gazette.
II. C. Rinehart, George IVten.
Arthur Lindsay, Ellis Rinehart and
Asahel Colt, together with several
ladies, are out in the mountains in
pursuit of huckleberries.
A great deal of grain has already
been harvested in the vicinity or
Suinmerville. The wheat crop will
be much better than was predicted b
sonic of the "wise acres" a few wenls
J. II. Rinenart disputes tho claims
of Messrs. Fulk and Trucsdall in n
gard to their being tho "boss" liim
rods. Mr. Rinehart was out on Fri
day and killed 8 grouse at, 7 shot, and
never saw more than one at each thin
he fired. Messrs Fulk and Truesdall
are laying in n supply of ammunition
and intend to bent Mr. IPs record tw
bust the gun barrels.
The huckleberry crowd mentioned
in these Items, has returned. Their
first night was spent at, Gaunt's
Springs. They mot. with a mishap,
there, that might have been iome
what serious. In attempting to get.
the four horse wagon to the springs,
which are distant ubout. one-fourth
of a mile from the road, the wagon
was overturned. Considerable dam
age to cooking utensils was sustained,
but fortunately no one was seriously
injured. The next day the crowd
drove to Woodard's, aud camped two
days. Tho crowd was, financial!,
speaking, "busted," hut were fortu
nate in meeting with Mr. Willi"
Kimball, of Walla Walla, at Wood
ard's, from whom they borrowed
enough money to pay all debts in
curred, except for fruit which war.
paid for in scrip which was afterwards
taken in at tho Suinmerville Bank at,
a liberal discount. Their liiBt night
out was at the Gaunt springs, where
Miss Anna, Rinehart met with a quite
severe accident, occasioned by fallinr
over a high ledge of rocks. Saturday
morning the grub , being reduced to
coffee and butter, they concluded to
come home, and about 10 A. M.
the procession filed through town and
was equal to the Elgin Plugs. Tim
crowd unite in saying that it was
most enjoyable excursion.
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These Ingredients with several others equally
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ko's Cou'li and Lung Hynip, thus making it
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Price, M cents and $1.00. Samples free. Sold
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Piles are frequently preceded by a ton
of weight In the hack, loins and lower pan,
of the abdomen, can sing the patient to sup
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neighboring organs. At times, symptoms ot
Indigestion, are present, flatulency, uneasy
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perspiration, producnm a very dlsngrf cab!
itching after getting warm, Is a common
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