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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1SS7.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent -weekly Journal, issued overy
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors.
A. K. Jojrcs, 1
J II. CnANCET,
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" TUrce months
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cation. Correspondence from U parts of tho county
Address all communications to A. K. Jones,
Editor Oi-eton Scout, Union, Or.
QnANTt noNDE VAiiW.Y Lodoe, No. fifl. A. F.
ftnd A. M. Meets on tho second and fourth
Saturdays of each month.
1 W. T. WHIG HT, W. M.
A. LKVV, Secretary.
Union Lodoe. No. 30, I. O. O. F. lteprular
meeting on Friday evcnlng-a of each week at
their hall In Union. All brethren In good
standing are Invited to attend, tiy order of
the lod(re. G. a. THOMPSON, N. G.
CHAB. 8. MILLER. Socy.
M. E. Cnuncn Divine service everySunday
at 11 n. m and" p. m. Sunday school at 3 p.
in. Prayer lncetinp every Thursday evenlnjr
t6:30. REV. G. M. IRWIN, Pastor.
PnrRBYncniATf Cncncit Regular church
services every Sabbath tnornlnjr and cvonlntr.
Prayer meotlnjr ouch week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath school every Sabbath at
10 a. m. Rov. H. Veiino.v Rick, Pastor.
St. Jonn'o EriscopAr, Cnuncn Service
rory Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in.
Kkv. W. R. Powelu Rector.
Jndge O. P. Goodall
Sheriff A.N. Hamilton
Clerk A. F. Neill
Treasurer E. C. Rralnard
School Superintendent J. L. Hindmun
Burveyor M. Austin
Coroner S. Alberson
JonnChrisman J. A. Itnmble
Btate Senator L. II. Rtnehart
F. D. McCully E. E. Taylor
Major D. D. Recs
B. A. Pursel W. f). Re'dloraan
J.S. Elliott J. U. Thompson
Jno. Kennedy A. Levy
Recorder M. F. Davis
Marshal E. E. ates
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Btreet Commissioner L. Eaton
J. It. CIUTES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Collecting and probato practice specialties
Office, two doors south of Postoflico, Union,
Attorney at Law anfl Notary Pule.
Office, one door south of J. D. Eaton's store
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Office, one door south ot J. B. Eaton's store,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AI1 SURGEON,
Uas permanently located at North Powder,
where ho will answer all calls.
CONTRACTOR AM) BUILDER
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Wans and Specifications for Dwellings,
Barns and Bridges furnished FREE OP
Bridge Building a Specialty.
All kinds of Cabinet Work neatly execu
ted. Repairing done an short notice.
None but tho best workmen employed,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Call and Interview me.
FRUIT AND SHADE
APPLE, PEAR, PLUM, PRUNE, PEACH
APRICOT. CRABAPPLE, CHERRY.
SHRUBBERY AND SHADE TREES
Of well known varieties, suitable for this
climate. Cun also furnish foreign sorts at
one-third the price asked by eastern can
vassers. I desire to sell trees at pricw
that people can afford to buy.
L. J. ROUSE,
D. B. REES,
OFFIOE-State Land Office buildina
Union, Union County, Oregon.
II. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney at I.air, Ileal Katatc
and Collecting- Agent.
Land Office Business a Specialty.
Ofllco at Alder, Union Co., Orojo
W. CAPPS, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homeopathic Physician.
Will go to nny part of Eastern Oregon
when solicited, to perform operations, ot
laetllcluos FiirnUlird " llliout Ultra
OUico adjoining Jones Bros.' Store.
W. T. WmoHT,
Does a General Banking Business. Buys
and sells exchange, and discounts com
Collections carefully attended to, and
ci g g
to O o
T can save From $50 to $100 on the
JL OU purchase of an Instrument b
W.T. WIIIGHT, Agent, tfaion, Ogn.
The Best Washing Machine
In the World.
S. M. WAIT, Proprietor.
Wait Bros., Agents for Union County.
This machine is without doubt the best
In existence, and gives entire imtisfactioa
wherever tried. This machine is in stock
at J. 11. EATON'S STORE, where they can
bo boiuhu at any time. Try tho Laundry
& ti k k k k k
Two doors south of Jones BroB.' store.
J. Ji. Johnson, PnorniETOiu
nair cutting, shaving and shampooinj
done neatly and in the best style.
GITI v MEAT :- MAMET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Bknbon Bbo.'s pKOPUiCToaa.
Keep constantly on hand
BEEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON SAU
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC.
I, notwbtt ltnullr cslled t niltrn, the ttVlnirof
wnlch. In many initaiieri, u ouljr pretext for drink
Ire, but ii tree frum tlcuhulic tl Irnulinn, ami la n effl
ocluui In UtretuiU loin Infint ai tuao.tl'jli. It
will nut fall In curlnjf C'tC 1 1 l-J A 1 A t. 1 1 Id
4ii aiur dlteue ariiluc 1' a dlaorderrd u-ocU-
SPRlNB BLOSSOM fKS
GOLD ASD (ilA)KY.
tlonltrcruttH are TralnoJ fortlic Arm) Sit linn
ilrnl Men t'onstantl) in School on Uutld'a
Trout tho Now York Herald.
Front a high stufT on David's Island
tlonts thu natioiml ensign. David's
Island is a place of national impor
tance. It is about twenty miles from
tho city by water, and is tho principal
recruiting depot of tho United States
army. It is more than that, indeed,
for t tic recruit is there taught to be a
soldier. What the university is to tho
professional man David's Island is to
the enlisted man of the army. A uni
versity graduate becomes an A. H. A
David'a Island graduato becomo an
II. P. Both have tho world to con
quer. Ono takes a post-graduate
course in tho law courts; tho other
takes a post-graduate course on tho
plains among the Indians.
Thero is no more important work in
tho military service than tho selecting
and first training of men for tho ar
my. It is work that requires the
most careful attention to detail and
intelligent direction. It is perhaps a
military duty that is least under
stood by tho general public, and tho
popular idea is oftentimes that any
miserable fellow, disgusted with all
tho world and bearing tho record of
crime, may throw oil all responsibili
ties and become a soldier. In this tho
general oninion is in error. Tho Gov
ernment seeks to throw all possiblo
influence against tho recruiting of un
fit men, and wants only thegood ones.
To this end the of Users chosen for tho
service are those of experience.
Thero aro three principal points, or
depots as they areollicially termed
David's Island, Jellerson Barracks,
MLsouri (for tho cavalry only), and
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Thero are
twenty-six sub-depots or rendezvous,
from which a never ceasing
sumriv of men is kent moving toward
tho three great centers. In charge of
all this system is a superintendent of
recruting service, with headquarters
m this city , who is Lieutenant Colo
nel A. L. Ilough, Sixteenth Infantry,
whoso Assistant Adjutant General is
First Lieutenant R. II. Patterson, of
tho First Artillery.
Lieutenant Colonel R. F. O'Beirne,
of the Fifteenth Infantry, is tho Com
manding Ollicer of David's Island, and
his Adjutant is First Lieutenant Cal
vin D. Cowles.
Tho Government requires about
i"5,00f) recruits each year. Tho ap
plicants at the recrutiim ren
dezvous aro carefully examined.
Many of them, indeed, are turned
away on general principles before ex
amination, and only one in six is ac
cepted after. The physique must bo
good, tho character (as far as can 1 o
learned) must bo good, and if it is dis
covered after enlistment that a recruit
has committed crime ho will bo er
emptorily dismissed. Then ho is bent
to tlieislaffd, where ho is again exam
ined, and tho first examination is
liable to be sot aside if tho man is not
all right, lie is kept threo months
and then drafted away, to somo regi
ment as required.
There aro 000 of tho thorn thero
now in all stages of preparation;
from ho who turns his toes in
to ho who wears a corporal's
stripes for excellence at drill, and thero
are tew awkward men in tho lot. It is
a surprising fact that three days in
the hands of a good drill sergeant will
take most of tho kinks out of a man,
nut stillness in his backbone, and give
iiim that graceful carriago that can
only be attained by a military "set
ting up." These 000 aro divided into
four companies. There is besides a
permanent force of sergeants, corpo
rals, quartermaster's men, etc.
When a recruit arrives hq is first
ushered into tho awful presence ol tho
Sergeant; Major, whoso eaglo eye and
years of experience can detect a inns
(lo out of place. Ho then goes to tho Ad
jutant, is receipted for, assigned to a
company and gets his uniform.
A good dinner comes next, as it
is assumed that the averago recuit is
hungry. After dinner ho is whisked
away to tho hospital and vaccinated.
On tho second day ho is examined by
tho surgeon finally, and if not rojected
(and only about 1 per cent, are on
this final examination) is completely
uniformed. If ho desires it ho is allow
Bd $.'1 ci edit at tho trader's and as
signed to a squad to bo fashioned into
Drill is from 10 to 11 o'clock in tho
morning and from 2 to .'5 o'clock
in tho afternoon. Tho recruit
does no sentry duty at all for
the first month or bo, or
until he is considered fit to perform
that responsiblo and honorable duty.
What does ho do with his oil time?
some ono asks. Well, pretty much
as most men of his sphere of life
do beforo they enlist, except that ho
probably has a better time generally
and can throw tho responsibility for
his health on the officers. Hecangoto
the club and play billiards; he can play
buse-ball, foot-ball, and other games;
ho can read a selection of several thou
sand books; lie can occasionally go to
a dance, which tho officers per
mit from tune to time; 'jo can
attend lectures and concerts during
tho Winter season, and ho lias tho
music of ono of the best bands in the
tiervico at all time. He can not whoop
it up and paint tho island red with
, impunity, but lie can do most of the
inings mat tne averago citizen can,
and besides his credit is good at the
ruder's for beer, and that is not al
ways tho case with theaveragecitizen.
And yet thero are recruits who are
not liappy. Some of them brood
over thoughts that lead lo all kinds
of extravagant expression. The bar
racks are prisons; the uniform, stripes
of penal servitude; tho officers jailers,
ami the army is condemned to the
delimit ion bowwows generally.
If a new-comer is intelligent, ho has
little to fear from the drill s-ergeants.
If ho is stupid or intentionally care
lesswell, they have their work to do.
and they generally do it. Scrubbing
bunks and di.'gin sand have their
material side as well. A man who is
obliged to shovel sand into a cart for
several liouiv, while an armed sentry
stands over him, may possibly bo ex
cused for thinking that the world has
Of course thero aro many stories
to bo told of tho humorous side
of the recruit's life, and tho pathetic
incidents have their placo in tho un
written history as well.
SCI HNTl IMC SLUGGING.
John I.. Thlnkt A Hood Fighter Most Haio n Cood
llrad Ho tlrlllolscs lleinvsp).
From tho Sacramento lleo.
Ill answer to tho question, "What
aro tho essentials of a good fighter?"
"Pluck, skill, enduranco and a good
head on his shoulders," said the glad
ator. "I tell you, sir, a man lights
with his head almost as much as ho
does with his fist. He must know
where to send his blows so they may
do the most good. Ho must econo
mize his strength and not score a hit
jii3t for tho sake of scoring it."
"What portion of your antagonist's
body do you aim at when you aro in
"I endeavor," said Sullivan, "to hit
my man above tho heart, or under tho
chin, or behind tho ear. A man wears
out pretty soon if ono can keep ham
mtring away in the region of tlio heart;
a blow under tho chin or behind tho
ear will knock out a man quicker than
a hundred blows on the cheek of any
other portion of tho face. Now tho
Marino has a scar on tho cheek which
he received in his fight witli Dempsey,
and which ho will carry to his gravo.
Ho told mo that Dempsoy kept ham
mering away at that spot. If Demp
soy were a long-headed fighter ho
would not have wasted his timo and
strength in getting in there. This fact
alone proves to mo that ho is deficient
"You can toll when your man is giv
"Certainly I can," said the pugilist.
"I watch his eyes and I know at onco
when the punishment is beginning to
tell on him. And when I talk to a
man before I stand up beforo hint at
all I can make up my mind whether
he is a fighter or not. Thero is
moro intelligence required m this busi
ness than outsiders give us credit
"Can you remember any caso whero
you brought any special tactios into
"Yes," said John L. "I just happen
to remember one circumstance, and
I'll tell you of it. A young and pretty
clover boxer I won't mention his
name now undertook to stand up be
fore mo for four rounds. Now, I want
ed to givo tho public a good sho'v for
their monoy's worth, so I allowed tho
young man to hammer away to his
heart's content. When, after tho sec
ond round, I was being sponged
oil in my corner I said to my second,
'About half a minute beforo this next
round is over you call out "John!"
loud enough for mo to hear you.'
Timo was called, and after a few pass
es I rushed in and laid my head upon
that young man's breast and lot him
bolt away at mea3 hard as hecould.
Tho audienco cheered becauso they
thought ho was knocking mo out, sure,
but at that close range his blows hurt
mo about as much as you could now
by fibbing me on tho top of tho head
with a soft glove. There I lay, as
snug as you please, taking a deal of
amusement, out of tho enthusiasm of
tho audience. Presently my second,
who had kept his oyes upon his watch,
called out 'John' and then I stopped
back and landed my young man ono
under tho ear, and that was tho last
"Do you train for theso fightB?"
"No," said tho pu-ilist, emphati
cally. "I know better than to wasto
my vitality in training. I lio in bed
until 10 o'clock in tho morning, read
all tho papers, smoko a cigar, take a
cup of black cofleo, then got up and
have my bath and breakfast. Now,
when I meet a man that 1 think is
going to givo mo somo trouble I will
train, but I havo not met that man
yet," added tho pugilist, decisively.
"How about you and Maco, Sulli
van, were you not to have met at oro
"Jom Maco and myself talked
tho matter over, and I said
to him: 'Maco, you havo
earned a lino reputation as a fighter,
and you don't want now, at tho end
of your days, to bo knocked out by
me. I object to giving any hippodrome
exhibitions with you, but I'll mako
you this proposition: I'll agree to
spar you four rounds on the following
conditions; For tho first threo rounds
I will act solely on the defensive, and
I will agree not to lend or counter.but
if.at tho conclusion of tho third round
you havo not knocked me out, I will
do my best to knock you out in tho
fourth round, and you must take
your chances; tho winner to get tho
gate money.' Macp would not con
bent to this so tho matter fell through,"
BOBliKHY .VXD ME,
From Harper's llaiar.
It's just a bit of stoty, sir, that
don't sound much to stranger's, but
I'd like to tell you about it, if you havo
timo to listen, for they 'vo all forgotten
Bobbery down here, except me; they're
poor folks, you see, and things drift
out of folks' heads when poverty
Bobbery? Yes, sir, that was his
name, least-ways tho nano wo gave
him down here. As to a father or
mother, ho never had any, I think;
never had any ono in tho wido world
to belong to except our two selves,
Bobbery and mo. I was the elder, two
long years older than him; but then I
was blind, you see, so tho two years
didn't count so much, and Bobbery
got ahead of mo after tho timo when
tho long days of pain slipped into lone
night, and God shut me out of the
world, not that I grumble, sir; I'vo
given over that, and Bobbory was al
ways such a gook lad to mo hat per
haps I didn't miss so much after all.
1 grow to fancy things and mako be
lieve I saw a great deal, particularly
after Bobbery took to working at his
trade, shoe-black, sir; and sometimes,
when I became accustomed to being
always in tho dark, I went out with
Bobbory and held tho money that he
Well, not much, perhaps, but enough
for us two, and tho little room wo had
down at Kingston, over against tho
river; only Bobboty was an oxtrava
?ant lad, not in drink, sir, wo woro al
ways a sober lot, but in oranges.
They were almost his ruin, sir, thoso
oranges. IIo uso to conio up stairs
nicking tliem softly, so that I might
not hear, and thinking to deceive mo;
but I somehow smelt ornnges, and it
ilways ntado mo sharper to catch
Bobbery whistling little tunes to him
jelf on tho way up, just to put mo oft.
Ho made a great deal of me, did
Jobbery, along of being blind, you
ice, and so did tho neighbors; but I
ivas raro proud of him. You don't
icnow what it is, sir, to sit alone in
tho dark all day, and then, on a sud
Jen, to hear a fellow call out, "Hero
iv o aro again! Conio down and feel
tho sun set, and we'll count the cop
pers." It would mako you lovo any
duo, sir, who had a voice like that,
let alono a follow liko Bobbory.
Perhaps you didn't happen to bo
in Kingston, sir, last spring, when
tho Hoods had risen and tho land
was under water for miles around.
(Jobbery had to wade a little going
lown to his work, but ho rathor liked
it ho said; and ho used to tuck up his
trousers and call back to mo and
augh as tho water crept around his
'cot; and ho said folks wouldn't yvant
iheir boots blacked, ho feared, for tho
ivator would soon tako oil tho polish.
I used to sit on tho window-sill to
'eel tho sun, and if I listened very hard
I could hear tho ripplo-ripplo of tho
shallow water at ovory step that Bob
bery made, and it had a pleasant
joiind, and made a kind of company
feeling; but when ho was out of liear
ing.aud it still kept rippling up against
our walls tho company feeling wont
iway and lelt mo lonely, becauso it
lay for so very long between mo and
Well, onco I was sitting alono on tho
tvmdow-sill and tho day was very qui
at, so quiet that I crow frightened at
last, and stretched out my hands
across the sill to feol my way down.
lelt something that mado me shiver
and draw back out of tho sunlight;
that made my wholo dark life grow
suddenly a boautiiul and precious
thing; I felt tho water rippling almost
up to the level of tho sill, and I was
auite alono, and Bobbory would nev
I did not call out or go mad with
frightl as I thought at first I might do;
only I crept away in my everlasting
Jarkncss from the warm sunlight and
sat down on tho bed where Bobbery
md I slept togotlter, and put my
.lands over my ears to shut out the
oar of tho waters.
How long I sat there I don't know,
ut I think it must havo been for
Sours, for I felt tho sunlight on my
aco and tho waters rushing round mo
oeforo I moved again. I was hungry,
ioo, but when I tried to get down and
reach tho cupboard tho water took
tno oft my feet and I crept back to tho
oed and on to the shelves of the dress
?r to bo out of tho way. I said
mv nravors two or three times, and I
said some prayers for Bobbery, too,
for I know ho would bo sorry
when he found mo somo day whoro
had died all alone, and in the
dark. And then I tried to think
how things looked from our win
dow, with tho water sweeping up
to tho very sill, and tho red sunset
lying on it, and beyond tho pretty
town and tho steeple in tho clock; and
I thought it was better for me to die
than Bobbery, after all, for ho could
seo, while I Iliad no pleasure in my
life. And yet I wanted to live;I want
ed to hear Bobbory's voico again; I
wanted the waters to go down and
somebody to remember me at last, for
I was afraid.
Well, Bir, God answers our prayers
eomotimes in a way that is terribly
just. It takes us a long time to find
out that everything is very good, I
think, but we come to learn it at last,
und learn, too, to leavo our prayers
us well as the answers to God. Some
body did remember mo at last, and
cumo back: somebody whose laughing
voico across fho waters was nearer
every minute; somebody whoso handH
were on my shoulders, whoso eyos, I
felt, were on my lace; somebody who
had never forgotton me Robberyl
"Bobbery! Bobbery!" I cried, and I
stretched out my arms to him.
Boblery said: "I camo over m n
tub, only think! such a lark! but as I
climbed in at the window our tub
drifted away, and however wo'ro to
get over I can't tell."
" on must think of something," 1
said, "Bobbery, it was a long day."
"Why, of courso it was," Bobbory
answered, "without me. Conio along
tho liver's rising liko fury."
"Is it very wide?" I asked.
"O, not more'n a good stretch from
hero to tho dry land, but deep, over
six feet. I should say, and rising."
"But the bed, Bobbery," I said,
"and tho otliGr things."
"Well, wo must just leavo them un
til it's all right again."
"Will it ever bo nil right?" I asked.
"Why, yes, of course," said Bob
bery. Ho was such a splendid chap, sir,
was Bobbery, and so" clever! He took
tho two chairs that were drifting
about tho room and tied them togeth
er, and then wo waded across to tho
window and stood upon the sill.
"I think it's jolly fun said Bobbery,
"If you could onlyseehowyourboat's
bobbing up and down m front horc!
Get in quick or I can't hold her. Hcrel
port her helm, or something! Aro you
"It's splendid," I said coino along."
But when Bobbery put his foot on
the unsteady raft sho went down on
ono side with a plunge. "Nevermind,"
he said; "you vo just got to push
yourself ashoro with this polo as
"straight as you can go, and I will fol
low.'7 1 thought that was truo or I novor
would havo left Bobbery. I took tho
polo ho gave mo and went out on
tho restless waters that I folt wero
blood-red where tho setting sun had
touched thorn. People on tho oppo
site side cheered, and cried and called
me, and Bobbery behind called out
onco or twice, "Ship ahoy!" in a
shrill voico that I knew and loved bet
ter than anything on earth and onco
I heard him say faintly ho seomed
uo far away "In port at last."
Tho people on shoro had coased their
shouts of excitement and encourage
ment; tho light had died utterly away.
In an awful silence and an awful
darkness I jumped to land and held
out my hands.
"Bobbery! Bobbory!" I cried, "I
want to thank you."
Did Bobbery hear, sir, do you
think? Do people hear anything, do
people undorstund anything after
they havo gono away?
I only know that tho awful silence
was turning mo to stone, that the aw
ful darkness was rising liko a stono
wall between me and Bobbery, and I
was afraid. When I called no ono an
swered, and I was glad. If his voico
was silent any other voico would havo
maddened mo just then, and I wanted
nothing more to toll mo all the truth.
I learned through the siletico on land
and sea how God had answered my
Thoy told mo afterward how tho
plank he was launching to help him
self to tho shore drifted away from
his hand and was out of sight directly,
how they would have saved him if
they could, and how, when thoy be
gan to shout to him directions, ha
mado a sign for silence and stood
straight upon tho sill, with tho sunsot
creeping all about him and the waters
washing at his feet. Thoy wondered
why he had mado no cllort to reach
the shoj?o with me; thoy used to won
der for long after why ho had stood so
silent, with his eager eyes and restless
feet so strangely still. 1 knew, of
course; but what right had any ono
else to come between me and Bob
bery? It wouldn't havo dono any
ono any good to know what I
knew that Bobbory wouldn't lot
me lose the faintest chance; thought
my blind, helpless life quite as
wwll worth saving as his own. I
would havo dono tne samofor him.sir,
any day, for Bobbory and mo were al
ways fond of each other.
The Btory's been longer than I
thought, sir, but just tho evening and
tho floods again, and your wanting to
know about the cross, brought it back
to me liko tho samo evening somehow,
an' its company liko to talk of tho
lad. And Bobbery? ho just dted,sir;
and the folks thought such a deal of
him that they collected a bit to set
mo up, and I took half of tho money
just to put this little cross by tho
river side, for wo always divided tho
coppers, sir; and I havn't forgot him
not in theso two years!
That's all, sir just all about Bob
bery. AVoinon IJung-cd In Ifmv York.
Four instances of the hanging of
women in this Stato are recalled:
Margarot Iloughtaling. alias Peggy
Dinsmore, was hanged at Hudson,
Oct. 17, 1817, six weeks after her in
dictment for tho murder of hor child,
and a few years afterwards a woman
on her death-bed confessed that sho
was guiltv of the murder, and not
poor Peggy. Mrs. Van Yalkonberg
was handed tor noisoningner nusimnu.
at Johnstown, Jan, 24, 1810, Gov.
Wright declined to mtenere. Airs.
Ittiukloof l-'tica, waH banned at Whltes-
boro in 1810. Ann Houg, for kil.ing
her husband by poison, was hamjod
Mnv 7. 1852, Gov. Hunt refusing to
commute her sentence to imprison
nier t for life.