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The Oregon Scout.
An Independent weekly Journal, issued ev
ery ivituvuny morning by
Publishers nnl Proprietors.
A. K. Joxiss, i
Kill tor. I
( H. t'HAXCKY,
KATJ2K OF MUl!SCi:llTTOM
Ono eoity, one venr $1.50
" ' Mx mouth. .. . .... l.ou
" Hiroo inoutoe "ft
Jnvnriiibly CnsJi In Advance.
by vhahcr tiii.ict-iitiitut tire not paid till
ant nf ye n; lai) iMI'i.n irilt hr rliaroal.
I!nte nf advertising llttidr- known on ap
plication. (yrnrrrj-powkwe from a!l purls of tho
Adrc-tt nil euniniiinicatiod-to tho Ohwos
Hcni'T, I Tni:iii Or.gon.
G HANDK li')NI)l: VALLKY l.OIKiU.
No. A. l and A. M.- Meets on the
second it txl fourth Satunlav of each month.
V. T. WKltillT, W. (J.
A. 1,15V V, Secretary.
UNION I.OPOH, No. X) T.O.O.V.
ltegulnr meetings on Friday evenings of
each week at their hull in Union. All breth
ren in pmd standing uru invited to attend,
liy order of the lo.e.
(i. A. THOMPSON, X. C.
CHAS. ii. Ml M.Kit. Secretary.
MKTHODlsiT Kl'ISCOPAL CHURCH.
Divine service cvoy i-iunday at 11 a.
in. and 7 p. in. Sunday school at .'! p. iu.
1'raver meeting everv'l hursdnv evening at
(:.'". REV. (J. M. IHWIN, Pastor.
1) iMnvTKiuAN riri jicji. -i:i:cjit-
X larehitreli .-ervi. e every 8.:.)l.th morn
ing nnd evening. Prayer meeting Vedne
day evening of i ai h week, i-abbath school
everv S.ibtj.itb at it) a.m.
lti:V. V,'. C. 11AIJIP, Pastor.
QT. JOITN'eS KIMS' 'OPAL ClffllCH.
kJ Sci-viee everv Sundav ut .1 o'clock p. in.
IJKA". W. 11 POYVKI.t., Jleetor.
, County OHiici'B.
Statu Senator . . 1.. 1. llinolmri
Judg.' ... .o. P. Oeodall
A. . Jiamiitnn
A. T. Xeill
.K. U. lirasmtid
,1. L, Ilindmtui
O. V, Thomlinson
Uhtyor . U. 1!. liecs
1 S. A. Pursol
J. S. Klllott
Councllmen ! r'niL..n,!,.
V t J Mill V f
E. V'. Ihivw
Peeorder J. 15 Thomson
iarshul . K. K. Catts
Tretwnrer . . .1. U. ( iirroit
JOHN It. CUITES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probata praetioo speeinl
tjes. Olllce, two door. south of poKt-oilUic,
Attorney at Lav
AND NOTAl'Y PUUI.IC. Olllo, ono
door south of .1. 1J. Katon's tort', Union,
J N. CUOMWELL.-M. D. ,
Physician aiui Surgeon.
Office, one door south of .1. I!. liatonN
store, Union, Oregon.
jy II. KEES,
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Offlce-State band Olllue building, Union,
Union county. Oregon,
JJ F. IIUKLKIG1I,
Attorney at Law,
ltal ctnto and collecting agnt. Land
Oluoe Itufcinoss a Speciultv. Olllce at Jo
suph, Wnllawa cuunty. Oregon.
Q P- 1M5I.L,
Attorney at Law,
n1n0tar.,,.ub.,lc' 3,u Abstractor of Title.
OiHix Mate Laud (Hlloe bulldinic. comer
Main and A Mrett, UmM1( Oregon.
l. conns, m. d.j
Physician una Surgeon.
Ilaviug pori4tu?ntly loeatodal Apjr un.
ion e Hi iity Oregon. ii! be found ready to
attend to r.x I- iu nil ih various tovr ed
vettlements if the Wullowu alley.
S-CUP. -NIC liSK.sl v s j.,.;, IAI Ty
JJi t'i ' "f h . ,e d I.-1 Iup
yr 1''. PHUDEX, M. 1).
Chronic Diseases a Specialty.
Summorvillo, Union, County, Oregon.
J. M. C.YUltObU,
li. K. Wtl,30:.
QAltltOLL Sc WILSON,
I Conveyancers and Abstracters.
Abstracts to Ilea! and Mining properfv
furnished on .short notice, at reasonable
Sales of Ileal and Mining property uegn
tiated. Collection business promptly at
OIII'-e next door south of Post-ollicc. Un
ion. Oregon. .
M. H. k eh'. .1. W. SiiLl.To:.. .1. F. Bakku.
akkr, .muirox baker,
Attorneys at Lav.
OFFICKS Union and La Grande , Ore
gon. Hpreial Attention given all business
entrusted to ns.
AreliileGi id Buisr.
Plj'iis ami les-is fo, :i'iv kind of buil
cliiirf turni hi'd on a plii ation.
Keeps mi hand a complete stock of
Vhich li- will sell at a low tifrure.
Parties uhe dsive to build will do well to
commit him. ut Cove, 1'i.ioii county, Or.
I'nion, - - Oregon.
Plans anil specifications f r dwellings,
barns and bridges, 1 u-n'.sh-. d in e ofcharne.
PiRIDOK UUILUINO A SPECIALTY
(trp"Call and interview me.
z X. GAiiDXEIl As CO.
Wai;ciin:ikoi'S & tlewolors,
Union, - - Oregon.
Clocks and Jewelry For Sale.
I : cp:i i i! ii j- at Moilei-ite Kates.
Call and t.. iininconr .uoods and riees.
Geo. Wntour, ) Y. T. Wuk.iit,
Pre.-ideut. I Cashier.
l im MMlk- mm,
l)ns a General Ranking Huxiuess. Pays
and sells exchange, and clscount commer
Collection earrfnllv uttondcil to, and
iSAVE YOUR SOLES
Eool and shoe shop, two doors north
of Iioiisou liro's meal market.
BOOTS aiul SHOES
Made to order out of tho host mate
rial to be obtained, and at pricos as
low as the lowest.
Koptiirhig done with ncatiic&! and
dispatch, cheap for cash.
J. M. JOHNSON, - - PliOI'HIETOn,
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Ha!'- liming, 'h.ving a. id -humpooing
done ;irat!y and iu the beU style.
Hot and Coid Baths.
AM) SODA FACTOItY,
Cor. Main J'ld I! M . - - Union. Oregon,
hHKiniAN.V ItAI.KY, 1'rop.
: Manufacturer and dealer hi 8oda V
. tcr, S.ir-'ip.n-ili lii'igi-r Ale, Crni S td.i
and ( h .in; i ( d r. - , nip tc. Or
tier n . ,ii j,i 1 ! n1:, .,.
KentucKY LKiuor Store
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 2,
Letter I'lnni Our Ilcgtilar ('orrespoiutent
t'onrcriiJiiK the I'lnc ( i-'e!i .lllnen.
A fnm of men lmvc coniiiienced
work n tin- mul from Pine Valley to
Tlu' ntw mills litive n conlntel to cut
tlnvi) IhiihIixhI llioiisand feet of lttm
bvr for tho "Whilinnn" cotniiany.
B.u'on nnd ojrss fcavec in camp. A
hundred duKfti fgi,s brought into eanip
the othor day, were sold out in no time.
Conducted leitiniiitely, milling is
tho grididest industry on earth, inas
much that fitch dollar of jtolil or silver
extracted from it nnue is n dollar crea
ted not merely transferred from the
Inink account of one man to that of
another, t.s, when gained iu trade.
It i.s tho work of time- to so far de
velop our urines as to make them largo
producers', hut enough has heen ac
complished in the Pine Creek mines to
demonstrate it importance as a gold
producing section, and its future is
none the less hright that it is the one
that will have to he mined, not the
"Wo do not anticipate a
Ikkjiii," nor do wo want one.
it growing demand for prolilnhlo pro
ductive gold prospectors, and those
who work their mines lor the money
they kef in leiurn, do not want a
"hK)iii," if it is to lloat that class of
men who secure mining claims nnd
then go East and "work the people"
for money, with the pietense thai they
need only a mill or smeller to enable
thuin to pav large dividend.-.
J I EC.
Mrs. E. O. Henry will teach it tci'm
of private hcheol, in Cove.
The farmers have heen very busy
this week plowing and sowing.
Edgar ..'ones has returned from J'utte
City. IIo reports it tin overdone town.
The choir of the Ascension Church
have in preperation some choice music
AIish Clara Parker, an accomplished
young lady of North Powder, is visiting
Miss Pearl Payne.
IHouniniu sheep are said U he plen
tiful in Wallowa. Win. .Mnkin recent
ly killed two iino specimens.
Win. Forrester haa gone, to Wallowa
where he will become it bloated land
owner in that classic region.
The Union nurseries are shipping
large quantities of trees to dillereut
points in this and linker count1.
Frank Newell and family have mov
ed to Co'r d'Aleiie. where he will en
gage in. the manafacture of butter.
A substantial factory will he built on
Newcll'is place during the summer hy
a local company organized for that pur
pose. Public school closed last Friday. Saf-
urriay eve the scholars and teachers
! gave alt exhibition at tho hall. It was
largely attended and gave good satis
faction. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
McFadden's Poston Double Uncle Tom's
Cabin to appear at Wright's hall, in this
city next Monday, April 1th. is a mam
moth company, composed of twc.nty.fivo
porforinors, ten colored plantation singers,
two imported Irish trick donkeys and six
monster bloodhounds. The vurslon of the
drama as played by this mammoth compa
ny, is new and novel, introducing many
old-time southern scenes, characteristic of
the sunny south, representing tho gieat
plantation Jubilee festival, tho M ississipl
Meauiboal and leovc scene, the South Caro
lina jubilee and plantation Mngers, songs
and daueioi, specialties and a host of new
and original ideas never produced by any
Cure lor I'llex.
Piles are frequently preceded by a sense
of weight in tho back, lohn and lower part
of tho abdomen, causing the. patient to sup
pose bo luu Moiae affection of the kidneys or
neighboring organ. At times, symptoms of
jndltfeiition are present, flatulency, uncasy
ues of Hie stomach, etc. A moisture llktt
perspiration, producing a ery disagreeable
Itching after gel ting warm, is a common
atirndunt. blind, Weeding, and Itching
Plleii yield at onec to the application of Dr.
IJo-iuiko.s Pile Ilomedy, which acts directly
upon the parts elfected, absorbing tho
Tumors, allaying tho intense Itching, and
uffoetlny a permanent cure. Prlee,M conts.
Aililren, The Dr. llo-anko Modleiuo Oom
wuiy, Plima, O. Sold by J, T. Wright,
All thoe knowing Uieiiuwlvox Indebted to
u itre requested to fttl at oncu. Thin h
the liHtJlhiie we shall make the request. If
it ! not (umpllcd with, wo nhull collect it
by law. UV.KH A H0I5INS.
Kpltoinc of tint i'nst AVeeU's KvihiIh
In Our Sister (Mt.v---Precocious
.PERSONAL M ENTION.
La (irandc is booming.
Thirl v immigrants arrived in one
We all attended church last Sunday
Mayor Welter is La (S Hindu's host
Our Calaboose is approaching com
pletion. Sheets A- Uey make tho iron doors
for the new jail.
ICd Eckly looks like a young man
since he shaved.
llotsepool has come to tho new town
with his incut shop.
Jim Clayhotirno's whiskey is had. It
makes lots of tights.
Wo understand that our new hank
is to loan money at ton per cent.
The weather is charming, grass looks
beautiful and stock men are joyful.
The Temperance service at tho uni
versity last Sunday afternoon was
The largest man in town is Mr.
Charles Me Reynolds who conies from
The Svnthirl has arrived and shed
its old skin and will appear as the La
Rev. Hayes wants to sell out and go
to (Irani county, where the wicked
cease from troubling.
City Attorney Cook hits had no cas
es of importance to look after since
his election to to oilice.
The only prominent ruin of the Au
gust lire now left in sight U that of
Staver it Walker's Agireultural Ware
house. Winnie Wilkison is again at home
with her mother ami Miss Stephenson
is spoken of as her successor in the
Tho portion of depot street fenced in
to keep people from driving into the
creek when the bridge is only half
built is now labeled "Tho Oily Pound".
The theater as a means of raising
money for church purposes is becoming
quite popular iu town. Our Presbyter
ian friends will soon bo 111111 to pay for
their new bell.
Mother Watson of Illinois who in ov
er seventy years old, had a place on
the piogramine at the temperance
concert and recited a poem which was
well received by all.
Revs. Wood and Cullins from Wallo
wa have been holding meetings in the
university during the past week, but
though they worked like saints, the
sinners have failed to come to time.
Some callers at the house of ono of
our prominent meat venders, found
the younger members of the family
learning their fathers trade by practis
ing on cats of which they had killed
and dressed two, and were in the act
of butchering another.
Weather pleasant. The peoplo arc
beginning to think about gardening
and putting in their crops.
Health good with exception of a few.
Mrs. Heck, who lias been confined to
her bed for some threo weeks is thought
to be better,
Tho majority of the peoplo huvo
driven their stock to the hills, tho grass
being sullicicntly good for them to
make a living.
Our Sabbath school is progressing
finely with Mr. C. T. Wise as Superin
teudant. He seems to be the right
man in tho right place.
The Literary society has alniOHtcomo
to a close, for tho present. Presume
will commenco another as HOon as the
nights get to bo longer.
Some people in tho valley are mov
ing while otliers are making prepera
tion to move. A family or two tiro ex
pected from Missouri, in a short time.
Wo were very much disappointed
that Row Royle's did not get to fill his
last appointment, llopohia children
will soon rocovor from tho scarlet fe
ver so ho can come anil preach for us
A JCtllnble Article.
For enterprise, piuh and a desire to get
kttch goods as will give the trade nutlsfactloa,
J. T. Wright, tue druggUt, Icotln all compe
tition. He tells Dr. Posunko's Cough and
Lung Syrup, because It the best medicine
on the market for cough, eoldg, croup and
primary cousumptiou. Price W) ccuU aud
l.ijo, fc'ainplc free.
I SLi AND CITY.
fashion N'kIcm ttciortiMl i:iircly for
Tile "(hi'i;ii trout."
As yet there has been little change in .
spring styles, hut. as the season advan
ces there will no doubt appear some
unique novelties. (Juitcu number ap
peared at the party given recently.
One very elaborate toilet noticeable,
was of that lovely new shade decayed
gooseberry. It was beautiful as it
shone in the gas light, trimmed with
Medecis-laee and pearls in shell pat
tern. All were elegantly attied in silks,
satins and velvet.
Up to this writing, six-button pan
taloons continue to be worn, and out
with two legs, sitle and pistol pockets.
For the hilly country one leg is cut
shorter than the other to accomodate
the limb that stands mostly on the
Father Hubhards have been worn
only in dixlutbillc. They will be con
tinued with a slight change. In the
future the front Hap will bo hand-painted
in gaudy butterflies, grasshoppers,
potatoc-httgs and mouse-colored baby
elephants, and will bo used instead of
There is a whisper that the dude's
early summer outfit will be a Ut lChar
tottn, vis: a turban, a horse collar and
a pair of spurs.
Chewing gum and tobacco quids are
to enter largely iu facieal adornments.
Henceforth he or she who has the
1 courage to appear without a cheek
j wen raised by a wad of tobacco or gum
' must consent to become a fossiled
Roiled shirts will not be milled at the
j bottom as predicted, but heavily ein
' hroidered in antique patterns in ICen
i sington stitch.
I I Ianrikei chiefs will appear mostly in
! the dirty shades. It is no longer styl
ish to use musk or any of the vulgar
' odors on the handkerchief. The Iwiui-
womb' now use a very delicate perfume
. styled (Hh'r-tlr-pah'Cttt.
j Jn knee patches for overalls, and
, new spring heels for socks, a great
change is coming over tho dudes at
the stock ranch and Indian reserva
tions. That novel and dainty pattern
j of dress goods, Schiilly-delaine, is the
only material permitted for the pur
1 pose, and as mothers and aunts are
now subject to spring laziness, tho
pretty ereani-eoloretl stuil' is pasted iu
, oblique sections over the holes 'with
china shavings. As soon as the full
crop of cats from Eli Haer's hotel, is
harvested, catgut will supplant the
china shavings. Sau.y Ann.
Windy as usual.
Seed grain tcvins to bo scarce.
Plowing, the engagement of all.
Lambs and calves are tho leading
products of Antelope valley.
Sheep men are the most enterpris
ing ami generous men to he fuund.
The latest arithmetic problem out is,
"If a dead dog is worth fifteen dollars,
what is alivoono worth"?
If the new Pino Creek road cannot
traveled yet when can it bo? It is
high time for all public, and much
traveled thoroughfuro to bo passable.
Telocasot neetl a notary public. It
is to much trouble to go to Union ev
ery time u man gets unruly. Acci
dents and natural events occur, and in
this place they happen tolerably often.
In a letter from Cornucopia, recent
ly published iu tho Scout, it was stated
that wages for common laborers was
$2.50 per day, and board cost one dol
lar a day. Hero is a field for all idle
As the spring weather advances, the
snow vanishes; us the progress of civ
il.ation penetrates the wilderness, the
appurtenances follow. Stores, mills,
manufactures, saloons, dancing hall,
blacksmith shops, hotels and barber
shops uro gcuemly considered iippur
tennunces Jof civilization but none of
them appear in Telocasot yet.
It is a very singular, and extraordi
nary fact, that whenever a country has
natural resources to draw from, for
aiiiufliiiout, as well as means of support,
that, generaly that country establishes
an inexhaustible, and easy system of
avails. Antelope is surrounded by a
farming and grazing country, and iu
time will be an immense business place.
Why dont somebody get tho lirst situa
tion for a store?
Cheap llnoU anil BUucy.
Ladles' French kid shoes, $.'1,60; mens'
bootn, 'i 75; mens' two-buckle shoes, $1.25
at Vincent's. He Is closing out bis good
regardless of cost before getting iu his
Bpring totk. Everything else at similar
prices. Now is the time to get bargain.
Intel I'Htlnc t'oiuiitiuilratloit ('onceriillitr
IlnliiK, MoIrnUliij mill l'nt ui- ,
lug In that Section.
GOOD KOADS NEEDED.
En. Scout Truly hope is a delu
sive phantom, horn of idleness and ig
norance. Agitation sometimes bring
reforms, or a hotter condition of things,
but only when founded on facts. Truth
alone stand the lest of lime ami in
spection. While many iu Eastern Or
egon are hoping for it large immigra
tion to come ami relieve them of all
their tlill'teulties, would it not be wiser
to try and better the conditions of those
ahvitdy here, before holding out in
ducements for others to come? Ono
of the most laudable attributes of man
is to be honest with himself. The ma
jority of immigrants are looking for
land that is good land lit for agricul
tural purposes. In what part of Union
county tiro such lands? There, aro
many here that would gladly avail
themselves of such an opportunity.
Even along the small streams far uj
in the mountains, where the shadow
of the bill at. miil-day envelopes the en
tire ranch, you will find a settler wait
ing and hoping for more immigrants
to come so they can form a new coun
ty simply death before existnee. Tho
next and by far the greatest industry
in Eastern Oregon is stock raising a
remunerative occupation, but the very
samo dillieulty presents itself, for near
ly three out of live men that you meet
tiro enquiring for stock ranges. What
does it mean? .lust this, that they am
extremely scarce. Another phase in
the stock business is that tho greatest
clear profit, is between the buying and
selling price, and tho greater part of
that money in handled and spent out
of Oregon a considerable loss, for ono
of the fixed laws of nature is that sho
t'cldom if ever give something for
nothing. It necessarily has to exhaust
to produce. Now th 'ii, if it has been
proven by tho best cultivators that ag
riculture is not u success in this part of
the conn try, partly owing to our geo
graphical position being m far from
market, and partly bocau.o wo cannot
hope to compete with the broad acres
of the Mississippi valley, aud that stock
raising is at its best, owing to the rango
being nearly all used. Then where in
the future for this part of the country?
lint we think a bright future begins to
dawn that will prove prolific iu results,
that is Eastern Oregon's mining resour
ces. True it will take both capital
and skill to make the necessary devel
opment two commodities seldom met
with in our markets consequently
will have to be imported from other
States that have hail more oxperienco
iu that particular branch of industry;
ami right there will be a clear gain,
for every dollar brought from other
States and invested hero is a clear gain,
being produced elsewhere, consequent
ly no exhaustion here. The question
is whether wo have mines iu Union
county that have merit or not.
About, two years ago tho discoveries
were made iuKlranito district ofti largo
number of letlges, showing mineral on
tho surface, hut of a base nature, con
sequently requiring expensive machin
ery to extract tho metal from tho rock,
aud to save a sulliciont per cent to jus
tify working tho claims. During tho
two years quite a number of mining
men have visited tho camp, ami near
ly all were well pleated with tho sur
face indications, and quite a number
of claims have been worked enough to
convince any reasonable person that
mines do exist. When we say mines
wo mean those that will pay t omuthing
above the working expenses. Tho rea
sons for thinking so uro, lirst, that tho
ore haslieen shipped to San Fraucisco,
Omaha anil Denver, iu as large quan
tities us ten tons, and the expenses of
shipping and freighting to tho railroad
are exceedingly largo, and uliil tho ore
paid money. Prejudicial persons un
acquainted with the facts are pleased
to say "pocket uro." Ten tons of pock
et ore without any development ought
to staiko tho public as rather absurd.
It would seem that the amount of oro
horo could not have existed only in
suitable surroundings. When wo huvo
the ore and proper formations we also
have tho right to say that wo have the
mines. Tho "Whitman" company
huvo now reached thu depth of two
hundred and fifty feet, with encoura
ging results. Tho company, through,
the able guidance of Professor Luce, ,
have dono more than all the rest of
tho camp. His work is not only a ere '
dit to himself, hut bids fiar to be a ben .
eiit to tho county, There is quite a ;
possibility of his boing held in check ,
from moving his machinery into camp.;
Cvntlnual wt hit ,