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THE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS K. J0NK8
City and County Official Paper. J
Friday. December 2, 1S87, ;
THE FESTIVAL I
Givcii at Cornucopia on Thanks
dviiiff Day, for the Benefit
of the I'. K. F: A.
OliM-rvntlnn of n "Smut" Krjirracnlft
tlvo Who IVim in .Mlrntlanco.
NOTES BY THE WAY.
The festival si von for the benefit of
the l'iouocr Relief Fund Association, at
Cornucopia, on Thanksgiving day, was
n complete biiccetH in every particular.
It wna largely attended by peoplo from
ovory Foi'lion of tlio country, Union be
ing represented by a number of ladies
and gentlemen, and hint, but not leant,
by our splendid Silver Cornet Hand.
"The writer of thin article had the
pleasure of being among the number
who attended from here, and while the
most of the others started out in their
private conveyance?, wo boarded the
Tine creek Btage, and early YVcdne."
dr.y morning, ere the urn wan up, was
far out in the mountains! euTonte for
Cornucopia. The nun came up slowly
and tinted the clouds and higher peaks
with gold, while the canyons lay gray
and cold beneath, and blended higher
if with tintB of many colon). Truly
he who has a love for the beauties of
nature and loves to contemplate the
"wonder works of God and Naturo'
hand" will be amply rewarded by tak
ing a trip over the Union and Cornu
From tl'" f'i'y to Sanger, ft diatancc of
about thirty-two miles, in substantially
built and in excellent condition. From
there on (the part built by the State)
is not m good, having come Hharp
tuniM and ntcvp pitches, and excee
dingly narrow in places. Taken alto
gether, however, it is much better than
we expected to Hie, and with anincou
mdvrntu expenditure could bo made
into a good highway. When this is
done, which munt bo noon, the road
will be of incalculable benefit to Union
We reached Cornucopia at fi o,clock
in the evening and was warmly received
by mine host, Mr. H. C. Warinner,
p'roprictor of the Alpine hotel, who loet
no time in making us comfortable.
The Alpine is a good hotel and credi
table to the camp. After partaking of
an excellent nupper, the band procee
ded to the ollice of the Oregon Uold
ilining Company, and discoursed khv
oral stirring airs, after which they were
KNTKKTAlNi:i) JJY l'ROV. I.UOK,
Huporintendent of the company, who
never docs anything by halves. The
evening was most pleasantly spout in
conversation, thu interchange of wit,
inunie, and the stowing away of good
cheer. If there was ought of anything
lacking to make our reception more
pleasant, wo failed to notice it.
Next morning (Thanksgiving day)
nt eleven o'clock, Clingan V, Cunning
ham's spacious opera boin-o was thrown
open, and the peoplo began to assem
ble. The band played in frput till thu
hall was comfortably filled, when
"Which had been prepared for the day
was Miueoi-sfully carried out, an follows:
I. Hymn, "Now the shades." by the
II. (lovornor's menage read by Ur,
III. llvmn, "America," by gleoelpb.
IV. Solo, "Flee as a bird," by Geo.
V. Prayer by David heap.
VI. Chant, "For His mercy," by the
VII. Sermonio lecture, "Enoch Ar
den," by David Heap.
VI II. Hymn, "Work fr night is
coming," by gleo club.
IN. Doxology, and benediction.
The outdoor sports which worn con
templated, were omitted on account of
the cold weather.
Our limited space will not allow m
to make special montiou of the merits
of the several performers in this enter
tainment, suffice it to say that all did
exceedingly well, and the entire pro
grammo was highly enjoyed and aj
prcciatod by the largo asFomblage.
At I :S0 p, m., an invitation was giv
en by Prof. Luce to visit the quart,
mill, and probably live hundred peo
ple, headed by the band, marehed fiom
town up to the company's works which
ii,i.v.mix.vti:i uv i:u:criiiriTY.
And inspected the samu. The work
already accomplished by this compa
ny id simply prodigious, and it is but
commenced. That the mines of Pine
creek will yield rich returns for all the
labor and capital that is being invested
in thorn, js no longer a matter ot quus-1
Hon. They are now down on the
"Whitman" over three hundred feet, '
which present a line body of ore.
This mine is situated about 2600 feet
above tho mill. Tho ore is carried to
the mill by means of a tramway of
very ingot'iuiu construction, ;liioh 1
scomH to tho untiophistieatod observer '
to "run iUelf." About twenty men
are now employed on tho
O. (I. M. CO'ti MILL
Which i fitted with all tho latfibt im-'
'pftSved machinery, and it K'rhai,
beat mill of its size (twunly rtmniie ,
with a capacity of forty) on Hut Vaoiilo
coast. It is now running night and ;
duy and crushing -10 tons of ore per ,
dav. A brief description ot tho mill
will be of iuloreat to our rewdwe.
After Urt WON WinVj'ed frdru )tr
mine, by means of the tramway above
mentioned, it is then taken from the
ore house, which is situated about ons
hundred yards above the mill, in crm
mon mining cars, weighed and then
dumped on iron gratings in the mill
tlio liner ore passing through and the
coarser rolling iovn onio tue noor in
front of the rock breakers, whre it is
broken to a little larger than a bun's
egg. Under the ore bins arc four Nul
lock ore feeders which feeds the ore
automatically to the stamps. Tha ore
i turning from the stamps Hows over
copper plates, which catches the coars
er free gold. From these plates it
runs and is distributed over eight fine
vanners, which concentrated out the
sulphureta and heavier material. The
tailing are then run into four scpeia
ting tanks, to eliminate some of the
surplus water and the pulp. From
there it is run through M. P. Ross' con
tinuous fystcm of pan amalgamation.
This consists of, lirdt, three special
grinding pans, which act lomowhat on
the principle of a ntone burr mill, and
reduced to the flnenees- of sand. Fol
lowing Ihejo are nine standard amal
gamating pans in a row, which the
pulp flows through, one aftpr thu oth
er in routine, In thenn the pulp is
made hot, and is brought in vigorous
contact with quicksilver in conjunc
tion with other chemicals, the result
is the amalgamation of such line gold
and silver that happens to escape the
previous treatments. After those nine
pans, are four settlers, in which the
quicksilver is precipitated and the tail
ings allowed to go out of the water
sluice. It will bo seen that the ore is
subjected to three treatments, viz:
Plate amalgamation, concentration,
and pan amalgamation.
We do not in the least doubt that the
MINKS OF UNION COUNTV
Will in a very few years be recognized
as the richest on tho Pacific coast, and
that an era of unusual prosperity will
in consequence dawn upon our people.
Owing to our limited time we could
make onlv a brief visit to the "lied
Jacket" lately bonded by the 0. G. M.
Co, and superintended by W. T. IJur
dett. This is also a good mine Work
on a boarding house for the miners is
now. in progress. A good road has
been .lately built from the "Whitman"
to tlio"Hed Jacket." Wo regret ex
ceedingly that we could not visit all
the mines in this wonderful region.
We wished to do so very much. Some
line specimens shown to us from the
"Moonshine" ledge, owned by Messrs.
Holies. Honor & Pierce, made us feel
like quitting tho newspaper business
and becoming a prospector.
A 0 It AND II ALL
In the evening was attended by a largo
number of happy merry-makers, who
seemed to enjoy' thu occasion to tho
fullest extent. Good music, was fur
nished by tho local string band, and
an excellent supper was served at the
restaurant kept by Mr. and Mrs. Gil
more. One hundred and twenty num
bers wero sold. One incident of the
evening greatly pleased the guests
from this city, viz : homo one propos
ing "Three cheers for Union and thu
band!" which wan responded to with
a vim that left no doubt of its sin
eerily. At 'J o'clock the lottery took place.
A large number of prizes wero con
tributed, and over 1)03 tickets wero sold.
About !fJ)0 was collected in this way
for the benefit of tho P. R. F, Associa
tion. The worthy cause was assisted
greatly by the ellbrts of Miss Curtis,
Miss Est os and Geo. Neweomb, the lat
ter being about as persuasive an auc
tioneer as we over saw.
Tin: i'. it. j:. association
Is in a nourishing condition and tho
tunds collected on this occasion will
assist it greatly in the building and
support of tho hospital. It is a hu
mane and noble eilbrt, and should re
coiv'e the support and encouragement
of everyone. It will bo a boon to the
sick and buffering. Ho whoso heart
promps him to reach out his hand to
assist a sulloring brother, is uoblo in
deed, and a spark of divinity is in him.
"To cheer the weary, and to soothe the sad.
Doth h'H'vn happier men, ami shames at
least tho bail."
Tho promoters of this causo aro de
serving of all praise, and we hope from
time to time to makonoto of tho prog
ress of this worthy association.
Wo met many friendly and hospita
ble people, whoso kindness wo fully
appreciate. Wo would like to men
tion them all if wo had tho space.
Thursday, on invitation ot Dr. Woods,
tho writer, Mr. A, T. Ncill and Mr.
James L. Lowell of this city, partook
of a sumptuous dinnorat the residence
of Mrs. N. T. Rarrio, in Allentown.
Mrs. Harrio is a most excellent lady,
and makes all near her fed at home.
Our 'thanks are duo to Prof. Luce for
his courtesy and kindness, and to Mr.
George O. Ncwi-omb, secretary of the
P. l. F. Association, whoso friendship
when once given, is not compassed by
narrow limits, ami to whom vu aro in
debted for many favors.
Saturday, regretting very much that
wo could not stay longer, wo returned
t Union as wo wont, (on tho stage.)
Wo stopped for a short time at
Till: HANURIt MILL
lq the llogom district, which has quite
a number of men employed at present.
This i a splendid property. The m'll
is now ruuuiiu ton stamps, but has a
capacity of twenty. A largoj amount
uf new machinery is to be put in soon.
Wo took dinner at tho Half Way
hotuo, kept by Mr. and Mrs. II. A.
F.atou, where tho traveling public will
always Hud first olatH accomodations
and good meals. Our journey on homo
was without incident. Wo hope, of
ten heronftor to vudt thu good peoplo
Frank Uro's. Implement Co., of
Uland City, aro now irnnuwl to wll
u-.imma. tillffvicM. ll.K'kri. Ol' 1111V OtllOl'
rtielof farm implena utand niHohin
cry at lower rates than ever hrforfttoUl
in i;.iriru Hilton. lhy utiaiauto
all giAAiaVho' vtV, Try theny. U
MRS. J. C.
I carry the newest, cheapest and most fashionable line of Millinery Goods in this country.
THEY ARE FROM THE FOUNTAIN-HEAD OF FASHION.
Ladies' dress hats, from 65 c. upwards. Bustles, 15 c. and upwards, Also a complete
line of Jerseys, Hosiery, Gloves, Dress Trimmings, etc.
Irs. JD C. Summers. B
We desire to inform our patrons and the public generally, that in addition to our regular and oomplete stock of GROCERIES, GLASSWARE,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, VARIETY GOODS, JEWELRY, etc., We have just received an immense invoice of Unique Holiday Goods,
in Endless Variety. Selected Personally, For the Trade of Thib Valley, and of Styles Entirely New Hero, consisting in part of
PLUSH TOILET SETS. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLS, TOYS, TOYS, TOYS.
SPLIONDID PHOTO ALBUMS, SHELL CURIOSITIES, BOYS' WAGONS, BISQUE STATUARY,
CUPfiA SCRAP BOOKS, , ELEGANT SCRAPS, CHILDREN'S' BOOKS,
UNIOUE CLOCKS CIGAR STANDS, WORK BOXES. PICTURE FRAMES,
VASES and BASKETS, MECHANICAL TOYS, LADIES' SATCHELS, KALIEDOSCOPES, and
JAPAFBSB GOODS and CURIOSITIES.
According to our usual custom, to show our appreciation of tlie Liberal Patronage we
have received from the people of this vicinity, we have com
I7or overv DOLLAR'S WORTH
- chance to SECURE ONE OR
Prize 1st. Elcgunt Lamp, worth $ 10.
" 2nd. Oil painting, 2-lxSO
" 3rd. One set glassware
" 4th. Pair ladies' slwevo buttons
THioi- every TWENTY-FIVE CENTS WORTH of goods bought of us BY
to draw one or all of the following splendid gifts:
Prize 1st, Doll, 3 feet high
" 2nd. Autograph album
" 3rd. One box of paints
Drawing to take placo December 31st, at 2 o'clock P. M Tickets for
BOOKS ! - - Wonderful Reduction in the Price of Books. - - BOOKS !
Red Line Poets, 75c. Claxton Series of Novels 50c, and all other kinds of books in proportion.
All goods marked in Plain Figures, and at least 25 per cent, cheaper than any other
house in Union county.
Orders from all parts of tho country solicited. JONES BROTHERS, Cor. Main and C Streets, Union, Oregon.
MOKERS, BEWARE OF IMITATIONS!
01? Till: CliLKBRATED AND OLD RELIABLE
J. B. PACE Tobaccos.
Tho Genuine has tho Full Name of J. B. PACE on tho
All other shaped tags are frauds and counterfeits of the genuine
TO CIIEWERS: "ESCORT," "LAST," AND "KENTUCKY SMILE'
Plug Chewing Tobacco, for a FINE LASTING CHEW, have no equal.
Especially put up for tho Pacific Coast trade aro "L.ibT,"
"Ivknti'ckv Smith" and "Escokt."
J. B. PACE Tobacco Co., Richmond, Va.
; Bit i mm iim tfiMHiii lian
W. D. BEIDLERflAN, Proprioior.
Ki'itis riiiis.tnnilv on html a 'oil assortment of i vorMl imr ill bla line, niaiuir.icturcd 1
of the best material obtalnubU. He is uow
Best lot of saddles, at tower prices than were
ever offered in Eastern Oregon,
LEAD HARNESS, HOUSE BLANKETS, CURRY COMBS,
Alw FUf.l. ABSORrtlESTuf SITUS. WHIPS. AXLE ORBASK, HAKNB(
OIU Ktv.. Etb.. Etc., In fuel every ihliu; usually kept in a
First Glass Establishment. .
KsTCha nw! (rwtmhn; ?Jd 0 MU Strwt, Uwoii, Onv.
pleted arrangements for
IkBcJ El B
of goods bought of us during the remainder of the year, our patrons will receive a ticket which will give them a
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BEAUTIFUL PRESENTS:
Prize 5th. Boll butterdish
" 6th. Pair elegant vases
" 7th. Plush autograph album
" 8th. Framed picture, lftxiiO
Drawing to take place December 31st, at 7 o'clock, P. M.
u ft m a
Prize 4th. Out pair vases
" 5th. Fancy ink-stand
" Gth. Bow and arrows
otltn ig lor miIu iho
1 11 m
Prize 9th. One scrap album.
" lOfh. Pr. gents' sleevo buttons.
" 11th. Crvslal comport
" 12th. Set majolica plates
THE LITTLE FOLKS, we will give
Prize 7th. One scrap album
" 8th. Book, "Chatter-box'
this drawing will be given to NONE
AN NUUHIi tMcN 1 1
AP Li OS
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Keep constantly on hand a large supply of Parlor and Bed
Room Sets, Bedding, Desks, Office hirniture etc.
UPHOLSTERING Done in the Best Style.
lAjungrn. 3lattrw5es,-.nd all l:incts of Furniture ninde to order. Your patronnje
solicited. Our prices are reasonable. 0 Main Street Union Oregon.
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OV LA GRANDE, OREGON.
Has made arrangpiumts for capital to loan on roal esta'e, at tho lowest rates ever
ollVrcd in Eastini Oregon.
Ra.te of Interest, B9 99 & 10 per cent.
No expense and no delay Olllee : First door oast of Higginson ifc Rogers' drui; store.
Be PliGiix Real
OF LA GRANDE, OREGON,
Has made arrnngonionti. with i oal estnto
hmoisil ru, l'anle- dft.ini?io s.ll lai
; w .th oh fi r -ate.
Q NO EXPENSE CIIATJCJED UNLESS SALE IS MADE.
I ( Hlue wi.ii c rcv n lnvimment t-niFnv
n u w j I n
(OPPOSITE CENTENNIAL HOTEL.)
J S. ELLIOTT, - Proprietor.
Everything Fimt Claw, Terms Very Reasonable.
Main and A St's.
Prize 13th. One cake stand
" 14th. Set ice cream disecs
" 15th. Dec. tea set, 44 pieces.
a ticket entitling them to a chance
Prize 9th. One basket
" 10th. 50 cts. worth of candy
BUT THE LITTLE CHILDREN.
U YJ IA11UJLLU UU1UJJUUJ J
ileal rs in tho IJast, to i-oU land to Eastern
d, w 1.1 find it to their intercut to place same
'UV and WM V" U 1
m mu iimu.
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