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GKAKDK ItONDK VALU2Y LODOE,
No. ii6. A. K. and A. M. -Meets on the
second and fourth Saturdays of each month
. K"HKLL, W. AI.
K. W. DAVIS, Secretary.
UNION LODGE, No. 39 I. O. O. 1
Regular meetings ou Friday evenings of
cacn weeK at tneir nan in union. All breth
ren in good standing are invited to attend.
liy order of the lodge.
O. A. THOMPSON, N. G.
CIIAS. S. MILM-JR, Secretary.
ETIIODTST EPISCOPAL CIIUIICII.
Dniffe service every Sunday at 11 a
m. and i p. m. Sunday school at .'! p. in,
i'ruycr meeting every 1 linr.-dav evening at
6:30. REV. U. M. IRWIN, Pastor.
T RE6BYTERIAN CHURCH. REG II-
X. larchureh services every hauhath morn
ing and evening. Prayer meeting Wednes
day evening of eaeh week. Sabbath school
every Sabbath at 10 a. m.
REV. C. COX, Pastor.
QT. .JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CnURCH.
Service everv Sunday at II o'clock p
REV. W. R POWELL, Jlecu
L. 15. Rinehart
F. 1). Mci ullv
.. .0. Pi Geodall
. . . A. N. Hamilton
. . . A. T. Neill
Sheriff . . .
Surveyor . . .
. .E. C. Hrainard
J. L, Ilindiuan
O. I). Thomlliisnn
.1). 15. Itecs
S. A. Pursel
J. S. Elliott
J. W. Kennedy
E. W. Davis
J. 15 Thomson
. . M. Heritage
J. D. Carroll
JOHN It. UR1TES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Ofllcc, two doors soinli of post-office.
Attorney at Law
door south of J. 15
PUBLIC. Oflice, one
Eaton's store, Union,
J N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, one door south of J. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
JJ F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney at Law,
Real estate and collecting atrent. Land
Office Husincss a Specialty. Office at Jo
seph, Wallowa county, Oregon.
Q F. I5ELL,
Attorney at Law,
Notary Pnblic, and Abstractor of Titles.
Office State Land OfnVe buildinc, corner
Alain and A Streets, Union, Oregon.
II. DAY, M. D
sician ami Surgeon.
ALL CALLH PROMPTLY ATTF..NDKD TO.
OmVc adjoining Jones I5ro's store. Can
.. be found nights at the Centennial hotel,
room No. 23.
M. Bakeji, J. W.Suklto.v. J. F. Bakeii.
JgAKEIt, SnELTON & 1IAKER,
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICES Union and La (Jrondo, Ore
gon. Spedal Attention given all business
entrusted to Us.
AHoautlful City Willi ITnparalelled Nt
A brief description of this city may not
1k uninteresting to our numerous readers
in other states, many of whom, no doubt
are looking about for a more favorable lo
cality than where they arc. in which to build
up homes for themselves and families.
Union is situated in the southern portion
of the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley, in
the exact center of one of the most popn
Ions and prosperous counties of the great
Inland Empire. It is
Tim COUNTY SEAT,
and the county buildings a commodious
court house and jail, constructed of brick
are located here. It is the
for the great raining districts of Tine creek
Sanger, and Eagle. A fine line of stagei
now run regularly to Cornucopia, on Piuc
creek, touching at all the mining camps o
importance on the route. The trip is made
in less than ten hours, entirely by daylight
thus enabling the traveler to feast hiseyes
upon a series of natural landscapes, that
for variety and sublimity are rarely stir
also lead to Union from every other eeetion
of the county. The O. R. A N. Co., in con
structing their Hue through this valley sev
eral years ago, ran Along the foothills about
a mile and a half to the west of the town
This, instead of being an Injury, has proved
to be a benetit to the place. It escaped the
ephemeral boom that generally attends the
building of a railroad, which so many towns
have found to be a curse, and hard to re
cover from, and has grown on its own mer
its alone. In time a lnagnilicent turnpike,
shaded with ornamental trees, will lead to
the depot, and be a most delightful eight
or ten minute's drive.
of Union is about $00 and steadily incrcas
ing. A more prosperous and contented
people cannot be found anywhere.
OUK KDUCATIO.N'AI. FACILITIES
are the best m the county, we have
splendid brick school house, in which
a okdi:d school
is taught by four competent teachers, at
least nine months in each year. The rcli
giotis welfare of the people is looked after
by the Presbyterians, Methodists and Epis
copalians, and several
SUBSTANTIAL CUCmClI EDIFICES
adorn the town. Among other places of
amusement is a
with excellent stage appliance, and a ca
pacity for seating at least 600 people.
VAllKll'S KKCKUT ORGANIZATIONS
:tro represented here, the Odd Fellows and
Maons having superb' lodge rooms of their
own. I lie town is noted for its manv
beautuul and well watered streets, and the
1 1 KM A I'. ICA II I. K 1 1 CA LTll K U I.N i:s8
of its climate. An abundance of pure, cold
water is obtained by sinking wells, or from
large stream rushing down from the
mountains, through the center of the city
The stream is sulllciently large to furnish
UNLIMITED WATUIt TOWER
for a hundred uianufacturies. The water
is clear as crystal, and chemically pure.
THE UNION FLOUIHNU MILLS
are the largest and best in Eastern Oregon,
and arc constantly shipping flour to foreign
markets. The town boasts of
VIVE RENRUAL MERCHANDISE STORES,
besides numerous grocery and variety
stores, all other blanches of business being
THE FIHST NATIONAL HANK OK ONION,
and scveaal private banks do an immense
business, making Union
THE FINANCIAL CENTER
as well as the business center of the coun
try. Such is a brief description of
UNION AB IT IS.
We see no reason why it should not, bnt
many reasons why it should, in a very few
years become the priucipal city of Eaitern
Oregon. It certainly possesses numerous
natural advantages that other town do not.
A Held is open here for
CAPITAU8T8 AND MEN OF .VKAKS,
and opportunities for various Investments
that cannot but yield large dividends. We
invite their attention to this, and can assure
them that our
LIBERAL AND PKOaitEBSIVE PEOPLE
will ofler every inducement and aid to
worthy enterprise. Any information de
sired, concerning Union or Union cdnnty,
v. ill be furnUbed upon appllcat.ou to this
JIUCKLIIN'S AUNICA H.ILVK.
The Rest Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruise Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tettor, Chapped Hands, Chilblain.
Corns, and all Sklii Eruptions, and positive
ly cures Piles, or uu pay required. It Is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or
mony refunded. J'riivj 25 cents per box.
For Sale at Writ's dnlg store,
UNION, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
(This space is given for the use and
benetit of our local writers of verse,
and we hope to make it a pleasing feature
of the paper. To that end contributions are
solicited, but they must possess undoubted
literary merit to obtain place and recogni
tion here. Eu.J
TO A SKA SHELL.
Thou beauteous Poet of the Sea I
Whose niuriiiering breast so well and long
Hath treasured up the eternal song
The grand old ocean breathed to thee.
Now let me hear the sweetest air
Thy whispering lips have caught, and kept.
When winds were low and waves have slept.
And tropic skies wre blue and fair.
My spirit then will list to hear.
And gain iimtruotioti thus from thee;
Thy voice shall hush and humble me
While memories it bringeth near.
For have not words been breathed to nie
From loving lins, in earlier years,
With all n mbtlier's hopes and fears,
From lips now scaled eternally?
Hac I, like thee, their music heard,
And kept it fro all else intact,
The inspiring vource of every aet,
The prompter of each thought and word 7
A clmrm against each earthly strain
From Syren lips of low desire.
That tempts the eonl, and taints with fire
The weary heart, and seethes the brain?
Mcthinks thy voice doth answer make
In the wild cadence of the sea:
"And what art thou, ti question me7
Does thy own heart no answer make?
I dwelt beneath flic darkling waves
Through dreamy summers, night aud day,
And treasured up the songs alway
As sung by ocean gay and grave.
Till angry wave of tempest grand
A seething vortex white with loam
Detached me fiom mv lowly home,
And cast me on tlie shilling sand,
A new, bright world it seemed to lie,
Sweet song birds caroled in the trees;
A thousand blossoms to the breeze
Gave perfume that was borne to me.
A rustling palm treo leaned above,
And lulled thifwarm and balmy air
With songs of Passion, while a prayer
Seemed mingling with its song of Love.
A mnM.x.nnu.,..) I.A...,,.(.I
itiiimi.ii ja.ii.M r.,i,,.-7u,lltllllinuilk.-llUUU
The fairest sea-maids known to me,
flJJURV TYIIlUn Hill OMIIl V,
And music was in every tone."
Yet none of those can ever give
Forcetfulness of one dear voice.
That made, and m:'kcs my heart rej dec,
inotign i uad years on years to live.
And so I sine the old. old sotiL's.
Though far removed from everything
That rotild reiiiembranco to mo bring
ui ner to wnora my lac uclonga."
Thanks 1 Oh wiqp sn.'i.iiliplt !fntlur .lilnn
Thv gentle influence, pure ami good,
iiuui laugni wiB, lor true wuiuaunoou
.a. reverence almost divine.
Amos K. Jonhs.
Cricket Flat Chirps.
Crop never better.
Headers are still running.
Who is the owner of the new huck-
The hum of tho threshing machine
can lie heard all over the flat.
County Superintendent Ilindman
will likely teach tho Elgin school thiB
Doc. Berfihear fc Co's heudcr broke
down this week, just when it was no
Wc want it understood that "Cricket
Flat" can show an fine cropa a8 any
place in Union county.
The temperance lecture at Elgin re
cently, delivered by tho Pres. of the
State Temperance League, wan very
We learn that the teacher of district
45 on North Cricket Flat has bcun un
der the weather, but hope ere thiu ho
8he is a fine driver, I can tell you.
Mr. 8. Very true, but you must
know sho has a new harness to drive
with. Mr. II.
Bhernian Qaloway, who has been
staying in Walla Walla for nome time
past, made his folks in Elgin a short
call last week.
School district No. 39, on tho Wal-
owa road, commences on the 3rd prox.
The teacher is a young man from Wal
lowa, wIjokc name wo have been una
ble to learn.
Mr. aud Mrs. Curtley are the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Peal, this week. Mr.
C. has been trying the prairio chickens
here, hut we didn't get totamplo them.
(Jail around next time, Mr, (J.
Tho horses of A. Long it Co's thresh-
ng machine ran away recently, caus
ing a general smash up. Fortunately
no one was hurt, but the power, and
one or two horses were comidirably
Subscribe or The OiMqur Sc'cnrr.
Nowh of the WciMc nx Noted liy uur 'Wide
Pine Vali, Sept. 20, LSS7,
Warm, sunny days nights quite
Watermelons', muskmelouH, poaches,
etc. in abundance.
Born. To the wife of Dr. Kinzy
Lcep, on the fith inst., u son.
Mrs. W. F. Davit: is sojourning at
the mill, on a visit to her husband.
Considerable sickness in the vallev.
bnt at present wc do not know of any
cases that are considered dangerous.
Farmers busy with their threshing.
Two machines running, and grain is
turning out much better than usual.
Miss Pearl McNutt has been quite
ill for tlio past week withtvphoid fever,
and although considered better, is not
yet able to bo up. ITer many friends
hope to see her well boon.
Mr. Horace Iiaton and brother, Mr.
Ilufus Katon, attorney, of Portland, and
a Mr. llnzeu camped at Forest Dell,
recently, on their return from a visit to
Long Valley. They report a lovely
valley, 7f miles long by about. 10 wide,
and think it will be settled rapidly.
A Mr. Jacobs was badly hurt at
Sparta on the l!Uh inst. He was en
gaged in mining, and while standing
on a stoop bank, it suddenly gave way,
precipitating him some twenty or
thirty foot, breaking both legs and oth
erwise injuring him internally, render
ing his iccovory doubtful.
Died. On Thursday tho 22nd inst,
at U p. in., of puorpul mania, Katie,
well beloved wife of Dr. lv. A. Loop,
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JUmbcn
Kced, aged about 20 years. Only a
short time since, the deceased mingled
with the young people of Pine, a mer
ry, light-hearted girl. Not quite one
year ago since sho became a hapny
brido, but the death angel honored
near, and now, alas, the homes she
made glad with hor winning presence,
are rendered desolate. She loaves a
husband and infant son, father, moth
er, brothers and sisters and a host of
relatives and friends to mourn her un
timely death, cut off, as it were, in the
bloom of her young womanhood.
A grand ball was given at the new
stone store of Pindoll & Wilkinson,
which is just being completed, on tho
evening of tho 23rd inst. A large
crowd was in attondanct. quite a num
ber from Cornucopia, Eagle, and other
precincts, and hail it not been for the
fact that the funeral of a lady much
esteemed in ourcotnnuinity, took place
on flint evening, the attendance would
havo been greater. Tho music was
lino. The supper, served at the Pino
Valley hotel, kept by Mr, Sisson, was
excellent and served in good stylo. Tho
hall was commodious, affording ample
room for bovoii sets. Good humor and
good order prevailed dining tho even
ing, and altogether it was quite an en
Fred Dauson, Jr., who has been en
gaged in mining out at Hogern, was
taken very ill on Saturday, tho 17th,
with quinsy, (a diseaso to which ho is
subject) and being combined with a
severe cold ou his lungs, rendered his
condition so critical that during Sun
day tho 18th, his life was dispared of.
A messenger was dispatched by Mr,
Aldersly, Supt. of tho mine, to Mr.
Dauson's, reaching thero at 1 o'clock
Monday morning and by 3 o'clock a.
m. they were on their way to Ilogcm.
They found Fred much better, ami on
Tuesday ho was brought homo. Many
thanks are duo tho superintendent,
Mrs. Sparks, Doc. Russell, Johnny
McCloud4and others for their kind caro
and attention, which probably kept
the disease from terminating fataly.
"A Cakmek Dovk."
To citizens of tho Pacific States du
ring the past week, and reported ex
pressly for tho Scout, liy C. A. Snow
it Co., patent lawyers, opposite U. S.
Patent Office, Washington, D. C :
II. B. Angell. Saw Francisco, Cal.,
Dredger: F. Biyen, Stockton, Cal,
Incubator: F. L. Emerson, Brent
wood, Cal,, Pitman: J. II. Johneon,
Trayer, Cal., Seed-drill: W. T. Milli
ken, Cheney, Wash. Tcr Bug-lock:
A. H. Murray, San Hafae), Cal., At
mospheric brake; J. Richardu, San
Francisco, Cal., Connecting-r d: II.
Stutsman, East Portland, Oreg., Water
heater: J. Iretlioway Jr., .Stockton,!
Cal., Earth grading and scraping ma-1
chine: W. I. Van Harlingen. San '
Francisco, Cal., Railway cross tie.
Hull Bro's havo tho agency for tho
celebrated "Rod J Lotter" 6c cigar.
Call urid try tlem.
Loenl Notes. A rinui-Uhlnx School. The
Scout .Viirrcluteil. Kneoiinler
With n lU.nr.
Pocahontas, Sept. 27, 1SS7.
Hot. days and cold nights, with
A. McKoau, who was kicked by a
horse, has recovered. .
Tho busy hum of tho thresher is
heard throughout the valley.
Mr. Bent Landreth paid Baker a
Hying business trip during the week.
The show at Baker City, last Tuos
day, was well patronized by citizens of
Mrs. E. E. Chambers, of Pocahontas,
is making a two week's visit to rela
tives in Pendleton.
Mr. Ira South, who has been visiting
friends in Union, has returned to his
home in Pocahontas.
Tho Wingville Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
havo changed their night of mooting
to I'riday night instead of Saturday
Tho many readers of the Scout
throughout the vicinity of Pocahontas
say it is tho boss paper of Union
Chambers it Nelson havo been mail
ing some improvements in their Hour
mill on Pino creek, and getting ready
for a good fall run.
Chambers, Pluco &. Co. have finished
their wood road from the mountains to
their lime kiln after a long siego of
labor by 12 or 15 men.
Tho placer mines aro still running,
but will soon have to shut down on
account of scarcity of water. The cokl
nights in tho mountains is stopping
tho water to a considerable extent.
Tho citizens of Pocahontas arc qriito
enterprising in the matter of public.
schools. Wo have a largo, lino school
house, built last fall, where school is
kept tho biggest part of tho year.
Tho fall term eommencos October 10th,
Mr. L. B. Baker, Superintendent of
Baker county, teacher.
Mr. Nelson anil a party of oxpurts
and capitalists were seen on tho head
w, tors of Pine creok, a few day ago,
taking observations and viewing his
alicady commenced reaervoir. It is
quite an undertaking and when fin
ished will overflow about throe hun
dred acres. They think of putting on
a force of men at once, aud finishing it
up this fall.
Mr. B. Cavon and John Shirt, of
Pocahontas, were hunting last week on
tho head waters of Pino creek, and
camo in contact with a largo blackl
hear. Mr. Caven shot him through
on first sight and not killing him, tho
bear made for him vioiously, but ho
stopped him by giving him a shot in
tho head. It was tho fattest bear I
have over seen.
Mr. Robins, of tho Baisley mining
district, is one of our most prosperous
and enterprising citizens. Ho has
started a train of pack animals to carry
the precious oro off the mountains to
tho wagon road, a distance of about
one and one-hnlf miles. Ho says ho
will pnt a wagon road in to his mine
in the spring and erect a ten stamp
mill at tho foot of tho hill. Tho oro at
present is shipped to Denver, Colorado.
The oro will not him $100 per ton.
It is said by some of tho most prom
inont citizens of Pocahontas that they
believe it is an advantage to any com
munity to have a correspondent to tho
Scout. It giveB its many readers a
chance to hear and gain some infor
mation from all parts of tho county.
We, tho readers of tho Scour,
will bo glad to hear from other parts
of the county. What has become of
your Big creek, Powder river and Ea
gle valley correspondents?
Wo aro informed that L. W. Nelson
has bonded his large placer mine, situ
ated on Salmon creek, for $250,000,
and that the sale is certain, Tho same
company also have the Auburn canal
bonded for the sum of ?35,000. Last
Friday and Saturday .Mr. Nelson
dleancd up about 100 feet of tho race,
which yielded $lf,000. About a!
month ago he cleaned up to tho tuno j
of $12,000. Mr.Nclcon'H income from
this mine, this season, will in all prob ;
ability not fall short of s?r0.0(H). I
Havana Press Drills do not clog in
trashy or sod ground. Thev plant all
tho seed in tho ground, and produce
one-fourth moro grain than when sown
in any other way or by any othor im-,
pioment. eoia omy oy irum: Jiros
Implemint Co. or their agents. Write
to or dall on tltdm at Island City, Or. 2
Summary o. I.rvto Kvent In tho Garden
pot nt t'uloii Count).
Cove Sept. 2'.), 1SS7.
Tho I )o.Mos family will give one of
their vocal instrumental concerts in
Cove Tuesday Oct. 4th.
Piof. l'ioistin and family moved to
town, this week, and will commence
tho fall term of school next Monday.
Jno. Hulick stiHorod a severe lacer
ation of his wrist, this week, by being
struck with a hook connected with a
Mr. Walter Williams, brother-in-law
of Newton Myrick, aud family aro in
town. Thoy are comtomplating mov
ing in Spokane Falls.
A number of Oovites crossed the val
ley , Monday and saw tho elephant.
All pronounced it much inferior to
Coles circus of last yenr.
Tho McOinloy troupe did not appear
as advertised in Cove this week on ac
count. o( the circus furore. Thoy will
bo hero in about onn month.
The (,'ovo public school will open
next. Monday witli Prof. Pearson and
Mrs. Henry as toaohcrs. A largo at
tendant is expected tiiis year.
Mr. and Mrs-. James Payne startod
for Walla Walla, Tutvday. They aro
attending the fair of tho Walla Wallft
Agricultural Society, this week.
Cove, gallantry is on tho wane. Not
one young man in thoontirocommunity
plucked up sufficient courage, Monday
to take his enchantress to tho circus.
J. C. Doonoy is making preparations
to start a nursery in tho spring, Ho
expects to upon up on L. Corpo'n
place, tlio soil being well suited and
H. Burroughs has completed his
shingle contract at Cornucopia, having
manufactured 2SO,000 shingles at SW
per M. Mr. B. has gone to Baker
City, but is expected homo in a short
It was reported this week that thero
was a case of dipthoriain town, but on
inquiring the report, was found to bo
absolutely false, thero being no occa
sion for tho rumor, except two or three
cases of common soro throat.
Tho Wilson Bro's thresher has been
housed1 after a very successful run.
In , twenty-ou" days work they
threshed 21,70 bushels of oats, barley,
wheat and timothy. Duncan's and
Ivor's machines aro still threshing.
Mr. Swaggart, Ed. Iveonnyaud Wes
ley Matlock, of Pondloton, ontered
Leightou Academy, this week, as
boarders. The attendance is increas
ing weekly and tho students seem very
well pleased with the management.
Unclaimed letters remaining in tho
Cove post office, Sept. 2Uth : Mrs.
Hiittio Baldwin, J.M. Jones, Mrs. lt.0.
Ixjtigh, L. Morris, J. Mawer, Mrs. Mag
gio Mayott. Thos. Perkins, Wm. Rca
vis, J. W. Sills, (2), John Van, Misa
Eadeth Young, II. W. Weaver and E.
Do you know tho reason I did not .
escort my girl to tho circus? C. O. O.
Tho Circassian beauty said I was no
good because I would not invest in her
lovely photograph. E. A. It. Did
you hear about )ho interruption in tho
circus Monday afternoon? Ask C. U.
O ; ho will tell you. S. (!. R. Thresh
ing season is a trying time. II. H. F.
Timothv crops thrashed on short.
notice. R. .1. I. I explained tho
workings of a bowzer to tho Baker
pump man. Max.
lot that cold of yours run on. Yon think it
is alight thine. Hut It 'may run into co
tarrh. Or into pneumonia. Or consump
tion. Catarrh is diffjustltig. Pneumonia la dan
gerous. Consumption is death itself.
The breathing nparatns tunst be kept
healthy and clear o( all obstructions and
offensive matter. Otknrwire there Is treubW
All the diseases of theso parti, Lend, noe,
throat, brohchlal tubrn and lungs, can ba
delightfully uud entirely en red by tho uso
of floseheo's German .uyrup. If yon don't
know this already, thousands and thous
ands of peopln an tell you. They have
been cured by it, and "know hoiv it Is thew
selvik.' lluttlo only 75 cents. Ask any
kalk1cooFku si ibi
S. B. Aylos, nmiiufactutor of but
ter barrels and kegs, Im always oa
hand a good supply of tho best quality
and will sell them at reasonable prices.
Glvo him a call ut hU shop, r sou tk f
t,0 school hoiise, Union.
For honumy, rom-mey, rolled mX
mid graham o,o u, Jy. Wi-jghV.