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THE REGQM SCOUT.
AMOS K. JOS ICS
City and County Official Paper.
Saturday, June IStli.,
WILL SETTLE AV
It seems that 1 lie Wullnwn reunify f
iniiymilcs nro so much i1ilcitM!il with
tlio cuiK'Iusiniii: arrived at by the board '
of commissioners iippuiiiltul by the
lcgishitmc to idjiisi mutters between
Union and "Wallowa I'onntics, that
they have coucluilcil to leave it to the
arbitrament of the courts of law, and
last. Saturday Med their pupcrfi appeal
ing the ease to the circuit court It.
was not exported here that they would
do this, as it was frit that the proposed
settlement was most liberal toward
"Wallowa county, and thai more was
granted them than Ihey coufd justly
claim, in owlcr thai no unpleasant
feelings might be engendered, and
that all might be settled amicably.
Concessions, in this spirit, have been
unavailing, ami wc now learn from
Attorney Sholton, whose linn lias
charge of the.cao for Union county,
that the kmc will be tried on it merits
mill lo that end ihey have iilso ap
pealed from the decision of Ilia board
of commissioners The papers were
served by Sheriff Hamilton this week,
and the case will come up for heating
nt the. .Inly term of coiirl . Wc under
Maud that Piper. Durleigh & Gowan
tiro tlio nlloinoys for "Wallowa counly.
It is not necessary for us to cuter
into u recapitulation of the llgures in
this attempted settlement, as they
liavo already been published in this
paper. Wo also refrain from express
ing our opinion in regard to this mat
ter, although we have looked into it
fully, lest it should raWo the bile of
our friend , the editor of thn Chieftain ,
Imt wc hiidiiiir, if he will allow u to
do so, Hint, when this, suit is untied,
it will hi fou. i,l Ui.il "Wallowa county
will linvo lo assume between foitr rind
Jive thousand dollars nioitt Indebted
ness than It would lllivo hail to, had
it seen lit to nbido by the settlement
FUggested by the board of commiss
ioners. A MOTHER '.MISTAKE.
The wisdom of the average Oregon
legislator is so profound, and the acts
passeM by the body to which he be
longs so far-reaching and mysterious
in their workings, that it take; the
ordinary citizen about six ii'onths af
ter adjournment to fiet quieted down,
and rid himself of the haunting fear
that something is liable to drop on him
at any minute will-out giving warning
of is approach.
It is now some mouths since tlio ad
journment of (he laf term, and peo
ple were beginning lo think the worst
had passed, and lo feel easier, but as
will he seen, entirely too soon, so fai
ns the people of the Wallowa are con
cerned. It is now discovered that
that counly was not provided for in
the act redistricliug the state into sen
atorial and representative districts,
and consetpieutly will he without rep
resentation in the next legislature,
See. 1 of tlio act creating Wallowa
county, which was approved Feb. 11,
1 SS7 , provides that ,
"The Iciral voters of Wallowa county shall
be eiilitleil to elect at the nciu ral cUrdon of
lKXH.anil thereafter until otherwise provided
by law, one ini'iulier of the house of icpu
sentalive!vliik I'nlon octiuty shall lie enti
tled to elect one; and the 'said Wallowa
eoeniv shall, for senatorial purposes, he an
nexed to theeiKlitceiith senatorial district,
and lie entitled with said district to one sen
ator until otherwise provided hy law."
The redistricliug act, howovor,
which was approved six days altor
ward Feb. 17th, provides that Un
ion counly shall have one senator and
one joint senator with Umatilla, and
three representatives, but no provis
ion of mention Is imulo ot "wfflltJwa
county. As the (jnotii of mnibeis al
Jowcd tliirly iu iho soiiatc. and sixty
iu the house, is already full, it would
seeing that Wallowa county gis left
out in tlio cold. iMtilhetir and other
now counties may be similarly situated
so far as vo Know.. TJutt llils Is truo
indicates u. remarkable absence of
inlud on the part of the representa
tives whoso duty it was to look after
the inlerests of the districts lly yep
relented, 0 ll'A YO Uli 0 VX JIOMKS
Every man, whether he is a work
man in the common acceptation of the
word or not, feels a deep interest iu
the management of the affairs of the
city, county, and State in which ho
lives whenever ho owns a lioniu. 1 lo
is more patriotic, aptly says the
ilualrial G'ttxette, aud in many ways is
n bettor citizen than the man who dim
ply rents, and who lias but llttlo If
any assurance ot how long it will bo
before lie can bo ordeiil to move; to
which may bo added in many cases the
saving of more money. Of eourfo it
requires 6oino economy to lay up a
eullicicut amount of money to purchase
ami pay for a homo; but this very fact,
if properly carried out after the home
, is acquired, may bo tlio instrument of
furnishm"; the menus to commence, mid
prosecute a business upon your own
responsibility. True, in pome cases
it will require moroconomy. perhaps,
than wc arc now practicing. Itut ti c
question with every man, and especi
ally if he is the head of a family, is,
Can he afford it? That is, can he af
ford to live up his wages as fast as lie
earns them, without hiyintr up any
thing for the future? If he is the head
of a family, ho is obligetl to pay rent,
. and it does not require very many
1 years of rent paying to make up au
amount sullicicut to purchase and pay
for a comfortable home. You have to
pay the rent. This you say you can
not avoid and be honest. Well you
cannot be honest with vonr familv mi-
W v,o. .mmI.-m ...i.s.ni.il.l.. Mii.M.mi I,.
provide them a home of their own in
case anything should happen to you.
And I lie obligation to do this should
be as strong as the one to pay rent or
provide the other necessaries for the
comfort of your family. When you
own a home, you feel a direct interest
iu th". public affairs that otherwise
you might consider were of little in
terest. LUium.uiJjBcriiii ! in nui
Just an Airing.
few ;.(;'iitlt Illnlx anil Truthful
iniw'l.H friiiu ik MraiiKi'r in lliu
lunil, (ml ikii W lio Iihh
lull k ami l'.j t'.
WALLOWA C'Ol NTV AND IlICSOUIlCIM.
Wallowa Valley, June (!, 1887.
Ed. Scojit: Thinking mayhap a
short letterfiom this section would bo
iwci..i1 nlilo to 1 1 in 1 1 of voor iiimii'ioiis
readers, I will endeavor to say a few
words concerning I ho Wallowa Valley
aud its resources and advantages wor-
hy of their perusal.
rue valley is uiviueii into inreo sec- i
tionr the Upper, Middle and Lower I
valleys, and consists of several tlious
and acres of excellent farming and
stock land, a great deal of which is al
ready taken mid considerable iniprove-nir-uts
made. Hundreds of nice,
abundantly producing farms dot the
valley and adjacent foothills. Many
small creeks and valleys are tributory
to the Wallowa, on all of which is
found line grain producing land easily
available aud easily fenced. Fine
stock range is found on the low hills
and table lands where already hun
dreds of horses, cattle and sheep graze
several months in tho year.
Tlio soil in the bottoms and valleys
is of an excellent and very productive
nature and easily domesticated. This
only remains. A person coining here
to start must not think that he can sit
down in a corner and that his laud will
be fenced and plowed and the crops
planted, but. he must icork and that
hard loo. This is no place for one wno
desiies to gain a livelihood without i
any eH'ott. The climate hero is as j
good as the state is blessed with, and
no one need complain it' it don't just :
meet their ideas ol what it ought to be.
Immense quantities of lino timber,
pine and tamarack, abound on the
mountain slopes and is not hard of
access, and several good saw mills are
situated in Iho valley where as lino a
variety of lumber as is seen iu tho state
can be found. Lumber is at. a very
reasonable figure, averaging about JfKI
Joseph, the present counly seat, is
the main town of Wallowa county, at
present, but it is iu a fair way to bo
left in the rear eie long, for tho people
have chosen a more central location
and started a town for the purpose of
locating tlio county .eat at the next
general election, some time next year.
is to be tho future county seat and me
tropolis of Wallowa county, and,
although it is iu its infancy at present,
good men have been secured to take
hold and the work of building a town
has ulna y begun. One of, (if not the
best) school buildings iu tlio county is
located hero and well under way to
ward completion. A largo store buil
ding was raised a few days ago and
will he rushed to au early finish and
immediately beoeupied. The founda
tions for several more business houses,
as well as residences are down ami ev
crylMng eomcs with it an air of bum''
ncv.i. A priiitingolllco and blacksmith
shop will be the next additions to Main
fctrcvt, and will probably bo erected
during the next ten days. The town
site is on what is. known as Ilonnett
Flat, and is as admirably a located site
for a city as one could lindin a nionth'ri
travel over Kasteru Oregon. The soil
is of a gravelly nature ami very pro
ductive ,ncn piopei ly tended. A ie
P":1 has been circulated that alkali
nlioundd here in Unlnnite J quantities,
but fcuch is not Uto case of all. ICx
cellent water iNili bo secured by wells
or by a main taken from the river a
shoit distance above town. There is a
great dcil of opposition to tho new town i
on account of tho county seat ques- I
tion, as the owneri of tho other town
and the parties interested in dividing
tho county at tho last logiolatuiu were
directly connected with the view of so
curing tho county seat at. Joseph, but
the people, as a majority, think that u
more central location wijuld bo nioro
advantageous and also tlcsiro to have,
at least, a word to say us to the man
nijoinent of the county ntl'iiir, they, al
so, recognizing the game tit once.
Wallowa City, will and must have tho
Again Jotcph hat a newspaper owned
and edited by uuo of the sauiu cumixi
uy who own the townsito aud it very
seriously objects to anything which
will not in some way lead right up to
Joseph, and will not speak encouraging
ly of uiiv thin-.r, iniprfr nunt or other-
, say nnvtlnng derogatory of Joseph or
any of 'her wnva ami schemes to gain
utln!;" nia1'" 11,0 trut,1
I Another paper is toon to be started
' at Wallowa Citv and we are told it will
; stand up for the rights of thr people
instead of u cho-en few.
crything over the Grande 15onde
tins from La Grande, the neat-
.oad station and supply point.
I In I tiiu f.f ititif t
I ..v... vii.i...r..v.... (l... r:,.., i, .,,!..
i est railioad station and sunulv noint
I The means ef access to the valley is
, by stage from La Grande. Stage leaves
j La Grance at 2 o'clock every afternoon
and reaches Joseph at about ! o'clock 1
tlio next day. The road traverses the!
entire length of the ullowa valley
i and a good portion of the. breadth
Brando Hondo valley, passing throngl
! m iiuust, country mat lies out :
. . ..... ... . . .
..t .1. ...... mm i ... i :. a"7 T.t
ui iiwuir. x i iv legume i.iip in -pi.-iu,
but on account of Joseph's opposition
stage line the fare is sometimes cut
Many hundred head of cattle and
horses are annually shipped out from
here, as also many hundred pounds of
the finest of Eastern Oregon wool.
One of the gieatest needs of the
Wallowa Valley is a
nilST CLASH flltlST .MIl.I.
which can find an excellent situation
at Wallowa city with all the advanta
ges and power needed to run a large
mill. Neither of the mills here make
very good Hour and the people are
erving for a eood, first class mill to
locate here. Ground for a mill can be
very easily secured at that place by
applying to Mr.Jt. F. StubblcJield. A I
limited number of lot, either for b;ui-
j ness or residence can be secured gratis
I by beginning to put up a house worth
at least .fifiO, at once. Lots can also
j be purchased very reasonable. Good
' ranches and stock farms can be taken
up or bought at very low ligures, and
i lumber and provisions being cheap it
I ' a spicuum piace lor lnumgranis io
locate if they can escape the clutches
' real esiate agents in uihikio
iionue vanev. lore anon,
A. II. rilKLPS.
Iheaking cart for sale. Enquire of
Dr. I). V. IC. Deering, Union.
Must Ee Settled.
Having had the misfortune to lose my en
tire stock of (,'oodi, l,y lire, on the niornhiK
of the ."0tli. I must rtqnest all those indebt
ed to inc. to call at once anil settle their ac
counts, as I am in need of money, and must
Niittcu to Stockholders.
The minimi nieetiut,' ot the stockholders of
tlio Union 3IilliiiK tVinpany will he held at
the ollieo of the company in Uniwn, on
Saturday, Julv li, lsS7 at 2 o'clock- 1'. M.
II. 11. DUAKK, Secy.
JULY i - JULY I
Summerville, - Or.
Ushered in hy 11 1 guns at Sunrise. I
I'oriningof procession at t) A. M. tin- j
dor supervision of K, II. Morelock,
Marshal of the day. as lollows: i
Liberty Car, j
Union and Sumine'rville Silver Cornet
Base ball clubs of Union, Xorlh Uow-
tier and Summerville , in uniform, i
Orator of the day. lion T, II. Craw- I
lord, Header of Declaration ,
and Chairman ol day
J. W. Xorville. '
Citizens iu carriages and wagons,
Iu the above named order the process
ion will form aud inarch to the cele
bration ground, two miles west of
PROGRAMME AT GROUNDS:
Song by Glee Club.
Music' by Hands,
Heading of Declaration of Indepen
dence, hy F. II. Collins,
Song bv Glee Club,
Oration by lion T. 11. Crawford,
Music by Hands,
rienty of hush for all.
Assembling at grand stand at 1:.10,
Music by Hands,
Song hv Glee Club,
Address bv ,1. W. -Norvlllc,
After which the precession will rc
fonn and march to town,
! Match game of base ball between the
Luion and Xorlh 1'owder clubs,
for a purMj of at 'J:!iO.
Litoritry exetvisos at tho Occidental
'hull, for a prize of
AND NOW THIS FUN HHCIXS:
Wr nt l:.'10 the Hon. order of
11 parado Main unit ratten streets,
under the leadership of Hi Koyal
Highness, Kllis Kinehart.
lir.ind ili-play of
FSRE WORKS !
Iu, tho evening, superintended by
S, Melenie and Dr. V. K. Kiue
hart. Tliedavh' exenNcs to cunehnlc with a
GRAND BALL !
At tho Occidental hull.
Tickets, Including Supper, - $2.50.
Ily order of committee,
T. A. KLNISUAUT.
i THKD. WILLIAMS,
I A..1. I'VTIT.N.
BURRELL & CO., Portland, Or.
: , , ' '
Uc-iirrnl -U'.'.n for Oregon a.,,1 Wnriiingt'in Territory for the-
- CE I R AXJK 13 BAIN FfS. WAGONS,
HUFFALO l'JTTS T1TKESIIKKS nii.PKNGLVES,
! THE KACINE SJ'HIXCJ WAUOXS, HACKS and lU'CJOIES,
I TJIE COLlMm'S M'OfSIEK, KOAJ) CAHTS and UlTKHOAIlDS.
I WOULD KEXOWNEl) DKE1UNG "ALL STEEL" TWINE I5INDEHS
! Several kinds of Hay Rakes, St
I 111(1 7 Kill 0" J OWS
1 ClUU H cL11Villi4 1 IU
i WORLD KENOWXEJ) MK'OIIMIOK
; THE MiCOKMK K AND DEEIHNG MOWEltK,
THE HODGES' NEW LMPIJOVED HEADERS,
Buckeye Iron Turbin Wind Engines
nvi.v i Aivii aiu
1 BarlM fire an! Binder Twine a Specially.
All our pnnN arc Hoindit for Cash ami will lie Sold ti 1 v as KIltST CLASS
(OOlisiC'AN UK SOLI). Hive us a call or write for I1lu;rutod
Catalogue, fnc. ?f5"-Ku'l stock of ltcpairs for all
.MiK-iiuu ry lamcii,
s& ma aaafltiss
MUSIC FOR THE DAY BY THE
PENDLETON BOY'S BAND,
Singing by a cliorus of 50 voices,
The Horiieybrcnieklcs. L'OO strong, under charge of I?. F. llcalo, will appear.
IJaso ball and other games. Grand dance at night, tickets, with
supper, t?2.o0. Dancing iu Uavillion 100 feet square,
creeled for that purpose.
NOT THE WORLD BUT THE STOCK
iMust, shall and will
prices ever known
Call and Enii tie
WASH1PJC RfiACHINE and WRINGER.
Corwin C. Coffinberry, - Manufacturer,
Union, Union County, Orco-on.
tTiilmi, Ore ton, May 11, liT. Tlv U to ocrtiy that 1 have u ed Hip Ac
'riitslstowrtKvtli.it Mr. I'liurle f. l otl' j rue wtishtiiK nuichlu and wringer to do
lnlMrry,on May 10. wmilied w.th an Acme two lurjfi fami'v waaliiiuts. hhJ it xnve
washing in telilne at iny hotel, hi one hour j inc perfect mils faction, and I think it will
Mini foity-llveiiilnule., lUe following nainwd I do uli tUut it Is recuuillii'liiletl to do.
article.: Family wshhiK, I tine iirt. 2 MHs. CH AKI.IW UoUtN'S.
pair drawers, a uudeililru, 2 walts, 1 1
hoi mi, J towels, a pair oc.Ks, r.' iiamtKer
eliUits, tl collar ami 1 pair euff'. llitlel
gooil-, IS table cloths, 18 nheet, 39 pillow
on, and TO towels, t"tt tiocs ill all. Tin)
nUnve wutltiiut gave ixrlxt Millsfuotlnn.
K. II, Ml 1.1.1-It,
Propiietor (.Vlllotiulul ltoll.
Vniuii, Hiej.Mii. May Vi. 1HK7.
TUI t' riii tea! 1 h ie nl the Ac
llio walni.g ii.it.li.iie mid ni'.i.v., auJ
lltitruilluly U-U't it a 1 1 . 1 am i -;i i:.i d
that it is the lt,t waling luaehine now in
ll. and unhi-sitatniplv reruiilineiMt it tn
all)" person w i-Id I IK a wuhl'i' lll.irliilir 1
UIU anUslted thui it will (lii .ill oriou.e tlien
UelalluW tor ii I'V Mr ( .en Ihir,
J 1 ' O
wxn v t jlxxl juu,;iuvo,
always in muck.
Island City, Or.
2 u r.u. .' A' rr wrrrsv.
H fl H M
be sold at tlie lowest
in Eastern Oregon.
I'nlon. Or. Muy 11, l7.
Union t'lty Uotpl, May nth., 1SS7. 1
Thl 1 to c-crily tlmt tlie Amim washing!
ni;ieh!iie lu Uoiiu two washinini at my ho- '
tel.jind It ha srivm iHrfeci atlsf tion, :
Mid I thinli It will do ail thai Mr. CoiUnlier- 1
n uprv-tut it to do.
L. J. mootiu:. 1
Uttlon. tin'i hi, May 10. 1SS7.
ThU Is to wrU.) mm we hne testeil tint )
AotU" waidMNir n:n bine aud wriujrur on I
m.-vim1 WWWii. au 1 hae no luwiuney in j
sjtyiyjf tiuil it I the Ih-i lu icliiue we Imve I
-i u."s i i m . ,1(1 ri,
M H. VI I.IK .tuNKs.
I II mm
To Those Indebted.
On the morning .r May .TO'.h. 1 had the
j mis-fortune to loe, by lire, iny drug .store
and it entire contints. account hooks inrlu
I tied. I am eomiu-lled to nk thine ,vho are
indebted to me to rail at my nrtiM at the
First National 1Sn.uk, mid agree upon amount
due, ami riming? for ittlcmciit of Maine.
Please call at vour earliest convenience.
JNO. T. WlttUHT.
House, Sign and Carriage
Graining a Specialty.
Shop, CornT M:iln and A f trccts, Un'onf
R. C. GREIG
Is almost daily receiving:
additions to his large stock
A new line of
Just hi, which an- well known to take
Spectacles, Brushes, Combs, etc,
A laifre assort inent.
Bird Seed, Insect
Powder, Machine and
I desire to uiioriu the ulitieth' ""t
the snloncent for the celebrated KNTKK-
PltlSH WIND MILLS, in Union coun
ty, and invite intending purchasers to
come and examine the on" now one -'i
tion at niv place in West Union. I am
convinced you will pronounco it the. m-.-t
mill now manufactured. The extremely
low prices place them witNi'i the reach of
nil. Circulars of wind mills anil turnips
sent on application. A..1. KI1MUC.
THIS COOD OLD STAND-BY
Bceomrllslies for cvcrylioily exactly what Uclnlmeil
I forlt. Ono of thorcaioaarortlioereatiJOitularltrof
' tho Miiatnns Llalmcut la foamllnlta uulvcrsnl
I uppllcnblllty. Krcrytxi!j-ieelsuchainltclne.
Tlio I.umliriianu needs It Ju case ot accident.
T!i o Cn n ler uoods It for Ills tenins and hl men.
Tlio Mucliaulo ncod It always ou bl work
Tlio Miner nncd it Incase ot emergency.
The I'urmei- needs It In Ws House, his stable,
aud hU ktuek yard.
Tho Steamboat mnn or iui llonti.ian nee.li
It In liberal scvply aflootnnd aliore.
Tho Hor.c.fnuclor needs It-It is hU be.t
friend and safit reliance.
Tho tstoclt-arower noeds It-It will saro him
thoEsauds of dollars and a world of trouble,
Tlio Itullrond man neodsltand will need It so
long a his llfo Is a round of accidents and dangers.
The ItucUwoodMiiiau needs It. Therolsnoth.
tag nice It u an anttdoto for tho dangers to life,
llrali and comfort which surround tho pioneer.
Tho SIcrchniit needs It about bis store among
hU employees. Accidents will happen, and when
these como the JIuttang Liniment Is wanted at once,
lCccpu IJottloiu the House. 'TUthe bestot
KcepnUottlnln tlio l'uctorr. Itstmrocdlata
uio In case of accident saves pain and loss of wages.
Keep a lloitlo Alwnyaiu the rttublo for
i - s s 'nr4.
to, !ftl Mis