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The Oregon Scout. :
An indepcudent veck'y journal, lulled ev-I
cry Satin day morning iy
.7 ONES cS; 'IIANL'HY, J
Publishers ami Proprietors.
A. K. .Tonus, i
itATiw '" sur.scni PTiox!
One copv, one. year $l.."0
" " Six month 1.00
" Three nioiito- 7f
Invnrinlily 'nsli 1" Ail vane.
If In rltmirr fithtvriptitniK lire nut )t!tl till
cuil of- yicir, tim ilullur will lir eliiirtierf.
Rate of athrrti-iiifr made known on ap
plication. ij3r"Correpundence from all parts of die
Adf"s ell communications to tin Oiieoox
Scorr, I'liioii Oregon.
UANDi; 1'oNDK VALl.KY LODOK,
IT No. ."(!. A. ami A. M. Meets on the
second ami lourtli Saturdays of eaeli month.
W. T. WUKiHT, W. (i.
A. LKVY, Secretary.
UNION LoIni:, No. 3! I. . O. F.
Regular meetings on Friday eveningsof
each week at their hall in Union. All breth
ren in good standing are invited to attend.
15 v order of the lodge.
O. A. THOMPSON, N. (i.
C1IAS. S. MILLKK. Secretary.
MNTIloHIST KPIsroPAL CliritCll.
Divin" scrvie cveiy Sunday at II a.
m. and 7 p. in. Siindiy school at :t p. in.
1'ravcr mcetim; i verv '1 hm-sila evening ut
(k.'SO. RKV. (i. M. IRWIN, Pastor.
HKsr.YTKuiAX ciiriicn. i:h(U-
X birchu. eh services c cry Sabbat h morn
ing and evening. Prayer meeting Wednes
day evening of rat h week. Sabbath school
every Sabbath at 10 a. m.
KKV. W. C. 15AIKI), Pastor.
ut. John's j:piscopaIi cunscir.
C; Service everv Miudav at " o'clock . in.
liKV.'W. I! POWKI.I., liector.
L. B. Kinehart
10 K. Tavlor
. . .O. P. Oeodall
A. X. Hamilton
. T. Neill
.K. C. lirainaril
.Surveyor . ., .
J. I., ltlndinan
O. I). Thoinlinson
I). II. llees
S. A. Pnrsel
J. S. Klliott
J. YV. Kennedy
K. W. Davis
.1. 15 Thomson
K. K. Cates
. J. 1). Carroll
JOllX It. CIMTES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Olllee, Lvo doora south of post-ollice.
Attorney at Law
AND NOTAUV PU15MC. Offlee, one
door south if J. 15. Eaton's store, Union,
J X. CKOMWKLL, 31. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Ofllrp, one door south of .1. It, Katon'n
store, Union, Oregon.
J) 11. 15KKS,
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Otllee-State Land Ofliec building, Union,
Union county. Oregon.
H. F "UHLEKJII,
Attorney at Law,
-..Ifenli,t'",i,te nll(1 collecting nt'ent. Land
Olllee IhiMiie n Spoeialtv. OtUcc at Jo
seph. Wallowa county. Oregon.
Attorney at Law,
Notary Public, and Abstractor of Tltliw
Oltlct State L4...I Olllee l.uIUtliiC , r ner
Mam ami A Street. Union. Oru,'
h. conns, m. i).,
Physician and Surgeon.
Having permanently located at Aldir. Un
ionfiiiit tiretron, will bt found redy to
attend t" e.i in all Hie various unviu uml
ketth iucn's f the Wallowa valley.
ETCHlS'tNIf DISK.VSJIS A bl'KtTAI.TY.
fv nii.it is "Lhc .mi Let Ihe,"
F. PRUDEX, !".
Chronic Diseases a Specialty. ,
Sum-.ucrville, Union, County, Oregon.
.1. M. CARROLL.
15. V. WILSON.
jQARROLL & WILSON,
( Conveyancers and - Abstracters.
I Abstracts to Ileal and Mining property
furnished on .sliort notice, at reasonable
I Salei of Heal and Mining property nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
Olllee nextloor south of Post-otllee. Un-
! ion. Oregon.
M Hakki:. J. W. Siiki.ton. .1. F. 15aki:i:.
IAKHK, SIIKI-TON ,fc 1JAKHR,
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICES Union and La (iramle, Ore
i gon. Spieial Attention given all business
I entrust.Ml to us.
Q II. DAY, M. !.,
! Physician and Surgeon.
A Mi CALLS l'HOMl'TI.Y ATTKMllltl TO.
Olllee adjoining Jones lire's store. Can
be found nights' at the Centennial hotel.
room No. 'J.i.
House, Sign and Carriage
Graining a Specialty.
Shop, Corner Main and A Streets, Union,
Plans and designs for any kind of buil
ding furnished on application.
Keeps on hand a complete, stock of
Which he will sell at a low liguro.
Parties- whe desire to build will do well to
roiHult him, at Cove, Union county, Or.
Plans and specifications for dwellings,
barns and bridges, furnished free of charge.
BRIDGE BUILDING A SPECIALTY
fcSr&M and interview me.
X. GAIWNIUIA CO.,
Watchmakers. & Jewelers,
Union, - - Oregon.
Clocks and Jewelry For Sale.
Repairing nt Moriernto Itntr.
Pall and examine our goods and prices.
Geo. Whioiit, ) W. T. Wmon r,
Doos a (loaeral llankiiig lluiinui. lluj i
ami sails oxchungu, and dlncountu coiuiuni'
Collwtlon carefully attendtNl to, nd
J. II. JOHNSON, - - I'ROIMUETOR,
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
llalr, cutting, shaving and shumpooiiig
done neatly ami in the best style.
Hot and Cold Baths.
luontractor H Builder.
I Union, - -
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 7,
Tin; Needs unit IU iulrtim( nf tlu
XOTI3S BY THE YAY.
Cot-mu'opiit, .May J, 1SS7.
Win. LiiiHMitTivotl to-tluv willi freight
for tlic O. (i. M. Co.
St runners ni o to b s-con ovory day
on our htiwts, and Imsinc-is i.s better
nt tln'.s early date tlian at any time
The roads wore never in better eon
dition to within four utiles of eainp.
From there, to Cornucopia, it is mud
dy in places, but "iwviue.s fair to mid
line" The O. G. JI. Co. further increased
their force to-duy. Their boarding
house was opened for business this
morning, and all is well on the Poto
mac, Messrs. Alborsnn it Gaylord are re
ceiving large quantities of goods, and
are doing an immense business. They
are both enterprising young men and
are "up to snull."
''i'.r vnbm'iim rt enl'm," (whoever he
may be) made a mistake in the depth
of the "Whitman" of 100 feet. The
depth of this mine is now feet,
with n live foot vein of very line ore.
J. A. Clay has been stopping in town
for rome days. Mr. Clay is late from
linker City's pet district, viz; the "Ro
nanz:v"and has nothing good to say of
tin mines in that neighborhood. So
mote it be.
A very pleasant party was given in
the Alpine hotel last Sat. evening.
Dancing, music, and literary exercises
weie the features of the entertainment,
and all enjoyed themselves to the full
On the 2i)th tilt, we were visited with
a light snow 8toim, but it has all dis
appeared and taken the greater por
tion of our old stock with it. Uy the
last of this weeic the "'beautiful" snow
will bo a thing of the past in our town.
R. C, Warinner has now taken up
his abode in the Young hotel, and has
u good hitbinc's. The house is being
relitttd throughout, and the weary
traveler will 'find comfort in his nice
clean beds, and jov at his sumptuous
We were pleasantly surprised a few
evoningstsinco lo meet one of the pio
neers of the camp in the person of
Doc Howard, who came in company
with Tom Shea, of Huntington. They
will soon tit up a line saloon and bil
liard hall in our town. 'May their
shadows never grow less," etc.
We are still looking in vain for the
Union-Baker City road supervisor, and
it need not surprise you if you hear of
a snially attended funeral when this
olliciul makes his appearance. We
are in hopes the County court will see
the mistake they have made in this
matter and appoint some suitable per
son in his place, either from our camp
or the upper end of Pine Valley.
Jesse Albeion arrived, with his
bride, all right side up with care. If
it had not been for the timely arrival
of the Scour, we might havo been sur
prised to find esse on the side of the
majority, but we were ready for him,
and ho was likewise ready for us, for
he ordered Bert to open a' new keg of
nails and wo all had u smoke at Jesse's
expense. "Long may they live," etc.
JteiifwH llr Voulli.
Mrs. i'liu bc Chesley, Peteixm, Clay coun
ty, Iowa, tells the following remarkaklo sto
ry, the truth of which U vouched for by the
residents of the town: "J am 715 year old,
Iihvo been troubled with Kidney 'complaint
mid lameness for many years; eoufb not
dress myself without help. Now 1 am free
from all pain ami soreness, and nui able to
do all my own homework. I owe my thanks
to niectrlo Hitters for having renewed my
youth, and removed completely nil disease
and pain." Try a bottle, oulyiOo. at .1. '1'.
Wright's drug tor, Union, Oregon.
Wild t'liurry ninl 'J'nr.
Everybody knows the virtue), of wild Cher
ry and Tur a relief and cure, for any affec
tions of the Throat and Lungs, combined
with these two inftrodlents nro a few simple,
healing remedies in the composition or Dr.
ISosunko'n Cough and Lung syip making
It just the article yon should ahv.iy have In
the houu for l oughs, Colds, Croup and
! tronehltlft. Price Ao cent ami il. Samplos
free. Sold by J. T. Wright, Unloti, Oiegon.
Oil cap Hunts mill hliucit,
LadieV French kit shoes. $3.50', menu'
boots, $2 74; moits' two-buckle hu&, 11.15
at Vincent'. lie i clcwiiiK out lib goods
regardless of cost before. gitthiK in his
spring stuck. ' Everything else at Kimllar
.prices. ow is the time to get bargain.
News Notes uf the V.'eelt, fifitlteretl liy
Our S.ejiular ('orretpiimlctit.
T. S. Paul returned fiom Denver,
Karmeis aiv getting along nicely
with their seeding.
School opened Monday, with .Miss
Edna Gilliam as teacher.
V. H. Collins is building him a new
house; dimensions !12.;12 feet.
The prospects for good crops were
never better within the memory of the
H. C. Rinehart is daily expected to
arrive from Denver, whither )ie has
been with two ear loads of horses.
The "slam" the editor of the Journal
received by printing the "Beautiful
tribute to Giande Ronde," has doubt
less been discovered by that gentleman
ere this. The same is richly enjoyed
by the people here.
Wm. MoPoil is building a large hall
on the lot where his barber shop stands;
dimensions !!().70 feet. This is some
thing that is needed, and the ellbrls of
Mr. McPoil to meet this want should
be appreciated by"our citizens.
.1. 11. Rinehart, Pres. of the Farm
ers' Mortgage and Savings Rank, will
go to Portland next week on business
connected with that institution. It
may be that an expert will he sent up
in order to make the evidence against
the ex-cashier a little stronger.
The May day dance, given at Rine
hart's hall, Monday evening, was large
ly attended. Fifty-two nunbors were
sold and everybody voted it the best
dance so far, of the season. Samuel
Daisley captured the. prize for being
the best gentleman waltzer, and Miss
Sinilie, of Itl.ind City, for being the
best waltzer among the. ladies.
Mr. .1. R. Norville goes to North
Powder on Thursday of this week, to
begin canvassing for "The Royal Path
of Life," a book sold by subrscription
only, from the house of Law, King Sc
Law, San Francisco. Mr. T. A. Rine
hart will canvass the country for "The
Museum of Antiquities" published by
the same linn.
I did not get the prize. II. W. It
was a put up job. Everybody except
Daisley. They put nie oil' the floor
and said 1 couldn't dance a waltz.
E. S. If I can't waltz I can fight. E.
S. Who says I was so drunk I couldn't
take my girl home? C Oh say, do
you know where "Hung Bum" is? A.
S. His dogs 'have killed one of my
sheep. A. S. It was not my dog that
killed the sheep. "Ped." The joke
that Billy Martin gets oil' on me, is
not so. H. C. R.
. Eayie ChaLterhi5;s.
Best wishes to the Scout.
Weather splendid, anil generally very
Fruit trees in full bloom. The peo
ple think that the peaches are killed.
Miss Edith Young is talking of go
ing to Grande Ronde valley to school.
She will bo missed much.
Gardening almost through with and
a great many of the seeds havo coino
up and the vegetables look nice.
.Mr. B. E. Fcwel, who came down in
our valloy over a week ago, has now
gone to his ranch on Summit creek, to
Mr. W. A. Holeomb and .Miss Nora
Waterhiiry were married recontly, the
cermony being said by Dr. M. B. Mor
ris. May the sunshine of prosperity
over light the pathway of the newly
Our Sunday shool is still progressing
nicely. Wo cannot see why Mr. "Jacko"
should think our school on the wane.
Piobably he has not attended as I have,
or doos not know the definition of the
What a truly beautiful world we live in!
Nature gives us grandeur of mountains,
gluus and oceans, uml thousands of means
of enjoyment. We can do.ire no bettdr
when in porfect health; hut hltw often do
the mujority of people feel like giving it up
disheartened, iliseouniged and worn out J
with dlscate, when thorois no ucuaslon for
tliis fioling, as every miffurnr can easily oh
tninatbfactory proof, thut Unen't Auyuit
Fluuer, will make them freo from disease,
as whan born. Dypupia ami Liver Coin
plaint uru the ilfrect cuiioes of seventy-five
pur cent, of kuch uittludleH as ltillnusnoss,
Indigenton, hick Headache. Coativcne,
Nervous Prostration, Dlzzine- of the Head,
Palpitation of tin- Heartland . t her di.t nos
ing k) ItlptoUl-. Tlliee dl'W of Antjutt t'luw-
rwiil prove its woinlerOjl elllect." "'umplo
bottle-. Hm'i ills Try it.
Interesting News Itr-.iw I'miii t 'e 1 ru - j
lnjr 3Irtiipill of Indian
A2 OLS) 'VttlE PMJXK1..
May 2nd 1SS7.
Times are dull.
A great many travelers passing
thiough Elgin of late.
Horses and cattle are all doing well
on the. bunchgrass lulls.
We are having some cold and wet
weather for the time of the year.
Win. McWilliams is preparing to
build a commodious dwelling bonze.
Fanners are about done seeding,
with tine prospects of a good return
for their labor.
We were afraid our paper had gone
dead for it did not como till Saturday
evening, April .'50th.
Our May 'Day party was a grand
success, although the rain curtailed
our enjoyment somewhat. There were
about 1500 persons on the ground and
it looked like a young Fourth of .Inly '
celebration. It required a table about
70 feet long to hold the line and boun
tiful dinner provided by the ladies and i
friends of the cause, (and by the way I
it is our opinion that our ladies cannot
be excelled in getting up a good din-1
ner.) The proceeds wi'iv for the benefit
of the Sunday school, for which wo are 1
thankful. The programme was as fol- '
1st. Song, by married ladies.
2nd. Prayer, by Prof. F. Dunigan.
I5rd. Introductory remarks by Dr.
ith. Song, by voting ladies 'Beau
nth. Selling tickets for privilege of
crowing the May (Jiieen. Mr. Florian
Waldeck, of Summervillo drew the
lucky nuiiibi r, and with much grace
enteied the circle, and placed theciown
on the head of the lovelv queen of the
day Miss Tena Griggs. Then the cir
cle broke up and led by Prof. Dunigan,
marched around the grounds making
some graceful evolutions.
(ith Recitations were rendered by
the Misses Netta, Dora, and Banna
7th. Song, bv the litte girls "Mer
8th. Recitation!) by Miss Gerty
Griggs and Miss Gerty Williams.
Dili Song, by young ladies "Patri
lOih. Composition by Mrs Mollic
11 tli. Picnic cong by the choir.
In connection with the programe we
had some excellent music on the organ
with vocal acconipanyinent by Mits
Amy Baker, Miss Maggie Ga'.oway,
Miss Emilia Stevenson, and Miss Mary
Langhray. I must not forget to men
tion that Miss Tina Griggs recited in
lino style (he poem 'Call me eaily
mother fori am io bo Queen of the
May." Everything went oil' peacefully
ami quietly, and all spoke of it as a
grand success. Wo were glad (o see
that mother White, who has been sick
was able' Jo meet with us. Several old
ladies who were not able to meet with
us, wcro remembered and were sent a
portion of the cake. Ai.i:rif.
North Powder XtiggctH.
May 2nd, 18S7.
The Odd Fellows celebration at Baker
City, on the 20th of April, wasa grand
Joe Parker is making preparations
to build a residence on his ranch west
W. .1. Groves has opened out his
neat and well assorted stock of can
dies, nuts, caned fruit, etc.
('. T. Irwin, the shoemaker, wants
to sell out, will give a Imrgiu to some
ono wanting a good location in the
Pat. Mc Neary has built, his black
smith shop in the street. Of course he
wanted it in a conspiciouu place and
there was no lots to bo bought, or if
thero was ho did n't havo the chink
to buy with.
The U. S. Land fyoininissioucra nt '
Washington, lias o tiered the Desert ,
Land contest case or L. Lati, against i
Wesley Parker, dismicd, as the same
land had been contest!, it or 1 years
ago, by D. W. C. Nelson, and was at ,
that timo decided in favor of Wesley
Parker by the Hon. Cominissionera ;
and there could not be n second con
test of the same laud. '
"Merry War," "Big Ring" aud"Oys-1
ter Shell," new brands of tobacco at i
Jones Bro's. Try thom.
A Well Written inlele Pecrlptive of Its
Mun.V anil in h il Itesiiiirres.
En. Scot'T: Having trawled over
a large portion of Eastern Oiegon, and
quite extensively in Eastern Washing
ton tt rritory, and being somewhat of
an observer of the natural advantages
am! facilities of the sections through
which 1 have traversed, and aho hav
ing taken into consideration the val
ues of buds, stock, products of the soil
and the faciliiies of marketing the last
two ua nied article!', I am convinced
that Union county, taking everything
into consideration, oilers advantages to
thofe seeking homes, which are not
readily found in any other county in
Eastern Oregon, and surpasses by far
any in Eastern Washington territory.
The eeicnis which are grown in pro
lific abundance in this county, are cer
tainly stiperu r, both in quantity raised
per acre., takim; the county over, and
the qu ility of the grain, the kernels of
the grain being veiy plump and nulri
cious. The general surface of the
country, it is true, is considerably bro
ken; lull the advantages of this in the
climate, and its aH'ording a better
range for stock, to those who will take
a candid view of it, are certainly plain
and will not be questioned by an im
The county labored under many
disadvantages in the earlier days of its
existence. It was cut oil' from Baker
county l.y an act of the legislature in
lUG-1. It was remote from all supply
points, The Dalles then being the main
point from which supplies were receiv
ed, and these had to be brought by
means of large freight wagons, faniil
liaily known as the "prairie schooner,"
consequently goods of all kinds were
not rapid in tf.m-it, while the cost of
hauling them 2"i0 milcmnade their cost
to the consumer exceedingly high.
Now, th" Oregon Railway it Navigation
Company with its t.nterprising spirit
has scaled the lofty summit of the
Blue mountains, spanned their vast
chasms, bridged their rushing torrents,
and is now lending its advantages of
rapid transportation to (lie people of
Union comity, while this lovely vale of
Grande Ronde, dotted with line vill
ages and farms, teeming with enter
prising life, and luxuriant growth of
all k'uids of ve;e;atioir, watered by nu
merous streams. of pure, bright, spark
ling water on every side; surrounded
by lofty lulls, tome of which are
"iock-r'iiibcd and ancient as the sun,"
upon whose summits, b.osking in a
sunlight of oriental splendor, lie almost
eternal snows, whose glittering whitc
1117 s makes a piitun', as it contrasts
with the green of the valley below with
its meaiiJiiiiiig streams, that no hand
save that of nature can portray, i.s fur
nished with outlet for its products.
All kinds of ciiterpri.se received a new
impetus upon the coming of the, rail
road, and I ho products of the country
now find ready market, either East or
Wet. Union county is in its infancy
yet; but with its broad acres of tillablo
lauds, the richness of the soil, its adap
tation to all kinds of grain and vege
tables, and most kinds of fruits; its
cattle upon a thousand hills, its numer
ous lards of horses, its vast wool inter
ests, its timber-covered hilld, and its
inexliAttstible wealth in precious min
erals, inako the future of this county
almost beyond the scope of human im
miigiuatiou. 1 take the following figures from tho
records of the county, and am satisfied
that it will compare favorably with any
county iu the State, from tho fact, it
represents a home wealth, and not a
transient one. The cenVus taken iu
lSKfiJ shows the following:
Acres in cultivation 9.V528
Wheat raised, bushels -110,220
O.its raised, bushels -181,21)8
Barley and ryo raised, bushels. 22;5J4 t
Corn raised, bushels -1,105
Hav raised, tons f8,G78
Butter and cheese, lbs :528,190
Hops raised, lbs 27,000
Potatoes raised, bushels 1M.270
Apples raised, bushels 11,187
Peaches and plums, bushels 3,200
While smaller fruits are raised in
great abundance. Tho yield of grain
for 18K0, him been very largely in
creased over that of 1685, and 1887
will adil a still larger amount.
Sheep, head '.70.230
Wool clip.lbrt 28-1,022
Hogs, head 27,920
Horses, head 22,080
Cattle, head.. ..' -12,119
Population, miller 0,335
Legal voters 2,092
In 1883 tho gross valuation of
assessable property was, $3,310,005
Indebtedness and exemption 1,230,579
Total taxable prnperty . . . ..f2,985,I26
mthiunl on lul jinijr.