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The Oregon Scout,
An independent weekly join nn . I--tit'tl
ery Mtturil:iy morning
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end oj year, two dollars will he churtntl.
Rates of advertising made knowif on Ap
plication. USEPCorrpRpondencc from all parts of t lie
Adross all communications to the OurJOON
Scout, Union Oregon
JOIIX H. CI11TES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate praetice peeial
tie. Office, two doors south of nost-olllce.
Attorney at Law
AND XOTAltY PIM5LIC. Ollice, ..11
door .-ontli of .1 1!. Eaton' .siorc,
J X. CROMWELL, M. D. .
Physician ami Surgeon.
s Office, one dour uth of .1. 15 Kai'iii's
store, Union, On co'i
Q l' HELL,
Attorney at Law,
Notary Public and Abstractor of Titles
Office State hand Office building, eonier
Main and A Street, Union, Oregon.
Q II 1) Y M. D ,
Physician ami Surgeon.
am. calls i-iinii'TLV vrri:M)i:i in.
Oflice adjoining .Iniies l!io' store C'n
bo f mn nl nights at tliu Centennial liu e'
room No. lili.
M. Uakkk, J. ' Sm ijov. ,1. F. I'.AKin:
JgAKKIl, SHELToV & I1AKEI1.
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICES Union and La Cirande. Ore
gon. Special Attention given all bui-iness
entrusted to ui.
J. M. CAUliOLK,
ii. F. WILSON.
QAKHOLL & WILSON,
Conveyancers and Abstracters
Abstracts to Itcal and Mining properrv
furniblicd on Miort nntiuu. at icasuiiulilc
Sales of Ileal and Mining property nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
Olilcc next door south of I'ost-olllce. Un
US. E. A. G All HEX,
Gentleman's clothing made, and all kinds
of tailoring, cleaning and repairing done to
Centennial block. Main St.. Union, Or.
W. T. WumiiT,
Dons u Oenenil Ilaukiug Ruiiiie. Ilnys
and tuliK e.vcliangci, and dlncounU commur
Collections carefully attended to, ami
Kentucky Liauor Store
AND SODA FACTOHY,
Cor. Main and It St Union. Oregon,
ttllKKUAN ltlM-.V, lip.
Manufacturers and dealers in Six In 'a-
ter. Snrdparilla. (iinger Ale, Cieuin Soda
ajiaCliampagne Cider, Syrups, etc. Or
dwr protnytlv till4H.
c.v:n- to j'.iil.
CUKKS nil Dlse.-.ser. of tho Kiilneys,
Silver, lllaildor, ami I'rluary Or;;ans;
lroiiKy, Gravel, Dlaboioft, ISrlsht's
Disease, I'r.ins tlso llacl:,
J.oins, or Mlilu; Hi tetitton or
Xo!i-l!cteiiHou of Urine,
Nervous li.'seaRea, I'einalo
AVeaknesscn, Uxcesnec, Jaundice,
IlilloiiBiiess, Headache, !jour Utonjacli
Dysiiopsia, Cont.:vaiioa, a'.'.d I'lles.
cntES v;nr.NT ma. otiiku medicines
FAIL, mi It acta dlroctly and at onco on tho
Kidneys, I.iver nr.il lioivol.?, ro?tor!iis
theni to a licaltliy action. lHTNT'S liUMUDV U
a sate, sure, and tpcedy euro, r.nd hundreds Iiavo
Iwcn cured liy it v.hon phys'u taiii and friends
liad jiven them up to i'.!e. Do not delay, tiy at
once HUNT'S P.UMKDY.
Bladder, ITrinary and l -T Ubiascs, Dropsy,
Cracl, and Diabetes, aro c. d by
THIS JIUST ICIDNKY
AND LIVIIR jrEDICIMS.
cures Ilrigbt'a Disease, r.ctcntion or Xon-Rctcn-tion
of Urine, Tains in tho IJoclc, IjOins, or Side,
cures Intemperance, Nervous Disease?, Ueneral
Dctiillty, Tcmalo "iVcalcncss, anil Exec scs.
cures Pilluusnois, Headache, Jaundice, Sour
Stomach, Dyspep la, Conctijiatlori and Illes.
ACTS AT ONCE on tho Kidneys, Liver,
and Bowels, rcstoripff them to a healthy
action, and CUKH.'J when nil other mcdicint
fall. Hundrods havo been savod ho have luc
;ivcn up ta die hy frlondj and pliyslclans,
:;sri::i i::,o,t - to imtl.
HUXT'B IlK'irV laa savod froin llu
fforlnj dl easo cr.d dcatl hundreds who have
Veen ;.lvcn up by p'.iyio a..a ta die.
HUNT'S KJIJIKDYourcnnll Dlscanos
of t'10 Kldneyn, Uladdor, Urinary Or
nnns, Dropsy, Oravel, Diabetes and
Iucontinonco anil Ilctcallon of Urlno.
IIL'N'-T'n KIJJIGDV cnooura;oi tlecp,
rrtuti 1 mi apjiC.l.c, lrt up tl.o sj.t'Di, sail
rviuucd h.uUli is the renult,
HUNT'S IIK3II5DY ci re.i pain in thn
Side, i:r.ol; cr Loins, fi noral Debility,
Uosnalo Disease, J'ibtiirbed Sleep,
Loso;AppoJitoanl Jrlglit'H DlHoase.
HUNT'S KJUIEBV quickly Induce the
Liver to liotltliy action, rcmuilnj tho cautea
ttutpruduco Itllious Hondaoliu, Dytipeji
Bla, Bcur Ktomttdi, Costlvonosi, I'lles,
11 l'; 3 cf .IIUNT'T KKMKDV tlv
St nai: or. i U jiveli will r t -xlily rojaln tblr
ttrtiitfth, aai i-c biuud 111 1 1 perfectly purlflwl.
IItNT'3 StlSaiKDY U pur4y vesotablc,
ai;U 1:0:3 i wit i.ocrLotr funiUhwl tutho
j uU;c, aaJ th utmost reljiuce nwy I plMa
HUNT'S niUIKDV lo propareil .
prt'Ml for tho abovo dlsen.ci, anil
Utti i.ever bewu Known to fall.
C-o trial will convlno you. Vai
m.o i . nil IS.ucsUto.
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..UiiTi HEHSOY CO.,
I'ravlilcjcv. It. 1,
UNION. OREGON, FHI DA V, DFCFM BHR
This space is jjiven for the uso and
bi'iielit of our local writers of verc.
anil we hope to ninke it a pleasing fcutilrc
! thepaper. To that endeoiitrihutlons are
solicited, hut they must pov-ess undoubted
litirary merit to' obtain place and reeogni
tion lierc. En.
i;m;x a i.iiti.i: ikiy i.iki: 511:.
If 1 blunder, do not wonder;
Let ntv errors all go free;
1'erfci t merit, few inherit.
Ne'er a little boy like me:
15 ut thiough duty," conies true beauty,
And its inundate I'll obey.
Measured bv it I will try it
in my cllorts now to-day,
In npnlylng thought in trying,
i-doin may seem lame", uncouth,
Hut 'tis lietter"t!ian to fetter
Idea in the minds of youth.
Hence 'tis prudent in tlie .student
That they strive for high degree,
With tlx- notion of piomotion
Jl'in it liltlr lioif i7v mr.
Itoads to glory fame or storv
Ne'er was t'n il by sluggard's feet;
FieUN of science bid defiance
To the stupid souls we meet.
Hut the doing and pursuing.
Duty's call, what ere it lie,
We'll be noted and be quoted
I'Tvii n liltlr Inn ', mr.
In abusing and ill using
Time and rlmnrr we have to-day,
ifrings us sorrow on the morrow."
Cheeks, retards and blocks our way;
ltut by plying constant trving
Fame's fair temple we shall see,
And with steps bold mvIs its threshold
"ci ( littlr I'oij lil.r mr.
The brightest gem and diadem
That can crown the student, brow
is that which leads to noble deeds,
With high aims Unit glint and glow;
It is such traits that ope's the gates,
Anil bids each one enter free
Ann claim tin' crown of fames renown,
J-"m 11 little Iiuij like mr.
The above poem was written bv AY. IT.
Minnick. of Oscaloosa. Iowa, for his little
I nephew, W A. MinnieU, of High Valley,
1 in this county. KniTOii.
Powder Jtfivcr Pohilors.
Our district is pcnci'iiblu nt inotenl.
Some old feuds lmvo been quioti'd by
matrimony it jiront quieter in many
j Our school, owing to s'rknoss, is 1101
; well attended, much to llio sorrow of
j our ceitiiieaie "school marm," iSIts.
' J am ;latl to know that Mr. Tucker's
fiimil.'. ate now convalescent. The
Judi;e, and particularly Mrs. Tucker,
were most unwearied in their nursing.
It was a terrible trial to have five chil
dren down at one time with "typhoM.'
IJuinor says thai a certain parly is
going to give a handsome prizo this
Xmas (o tho liesl looking girl on the
river no two hit allium business.
But docs not every one own tho best
looking girl? Ask some people, about
huckleberry and trout fishing time.
Tlui lane through Mr. Keating'
ranehe is not yet opened, mi we are
virtually without a crossing, excepting
through the courtesy of Mr. K. and
Mrs. I'earce. To open tin's road would
not cost a hundred dollars, while the
tax-payers havo to contribute thous
and to petty criminal cases, the crim
inals, usually, gettjng free.
The winter, so far, has been beauti
ful. The boys and girls aro lively, and
dances itro to Ihe fore. Last Friday
Messsrs, J. I'. and N. L. got up a
dance at tho school house, and very
successfully. Twenly-nino numbeis
were sold at !f2 each. Like admirable
young men they will hand over a
handsome balance to the (school fund.
I suppose you think tho "Cow Hoy',
is dead nothing having appeared in
The Scout from him for a long time.
The fact is a certain young lady said
if tshe caught him she would give hin;
a pound spanking for writing "trifle
light as air." Woll, slio would have
much to do, to spank two hundred
a cirr ion am,.
In order to give, ail a chance tw test it, und
thus boccnviiicwl of Its wonderful curative
powers, Dr. King' New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs mid Colds, will bo, for a
limited time, given awav. This ofl'cr is not
only liberal, but shows unbounded faith in
the merits of their groat remedy.. All ulio
suffer from Cough, Colds, Consumption,
Asthma, Bronchitis, or any alltctions of
Throat, Chet or Lung, aro enpeeially r.
questod to call at Wright.s drug store, nml
gut u trial bottle free. Largo bottle $1.
JSUCKLICN'S AHNIfA SALV1J.
Tub 15ct Salve in the world for Cut,
Bruisoi. Soros, Ulcer, Salt Ilhciim, Fovur
Sores, Totter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruption, and positive
ly cures I'iloK. or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box,
Vor Bale at Wrlirbt'n uruu Ure.
.SjiiDpsls oT the Week's I'ents, Jotted
ituwii In erse.
j Deeem'ucr M, 1SS7,
Well, dour Si'DfT, please don't ignore
This letter, full of modern lore;
Your correspondents all around
! With dull, dry letters do abound,
j And I have chosen this design
l To give such knowledge as is mine.
! So, in a quaint old style of verse,
I he news ol this place 1 11 rehearse:
We have a Utile bit of snow
Enough to call it snow, yon know.
The weather, like a pretty girl,
lias set its eapiieo in a whirl ;
First, cold and windy, then 'tis rain
O, bless us, joy is all in vain!
We try to have a Utile fun,
Hut gosh, before it has begun
Some circumstance from hill ascends,
To 10b us of all fun and friends!
Then in a quiet, dotage all
To Duty's trust must ever fall!
Our people, sheep, and items too,
Next spring their spirits must renew;
The first, in indolence obscure
Are sitting 'lound like thieves immure ;
Their conscience is their only foe,
It urges them (o work, you know;
The second, from the hills so green,
Are looking wonderful serene;
Perhaps if consciences I hey possessed,
Their herders would be free from rest
A boon that every man will share,
A rest from grief, a rest from care.
The latter subject of my verse
Scut T items, is a thing accursed ;
Not cursed because they claim a place
Within that dear old paper's grace,
lut cursed because the people hern
Don't stir enough to give 1110 cheer;
It's like a blind man in the dark
When all,.' alike he seeks a spark.
Miss Ollie Piescott, bless her soul.
Came home from Hig creek, through
To visit many a happy friend
And in their jov and hope to blend.
Last week there happened something
That give us just a little cheer:
Jo. Yowell. our honest christian neigh
bor. I Ins been enjoying healthy labor,
Down m the Cove, a-hailing hay;
He's sold it all, so people say.
The trains in passing in the night
Deprive us of their pleasant sight;
And so we have the world to tell
We're all progressing very well;
And so, dt ar Scot'T, with lovo for thee,
I sign myself, Yours Tiuly, H,
Jlih Valley Happenings.
(Juite nn interesting land ease con
test will be had during .lanuary next.
A jolly good time is icported at Ihe
dance recently given at the residence
of Mr. Hathaway. r
A valuable cow belonging to Mr. H.
Taylor was choked to death endeavor
ing to eat a raw potato.
Mrs. Al. Minnick, who hits been, for
tho past two years, visiting relatives
and friends in Iowa, has leturned
The grass is growing greon and the
people and stock are not wihout food
and water. No danger of anybody
starving up in this valley.
Theto is no use trying to wu'to any
definite prediction of the weather.
Wo tried that recently and wrote it
very interesting item, ono of which wo
justly felt proud; but now wo console
ours-ches immensely that its failure is
Several letters from Iowa inform us
that the people of Oregon havo shown
their good sense in downing prohibi
tion and high salaries. Let them
stick to this and they will novor know,
as Iowa does, tho withering and blight
ing ctirso it is, nor the enormous ex
pense that would bu heaped upon tho
pcoplo through the operation of Mich
puritanic laws. Homo.
WHAT A .VI I TO UO?
The symptoms of IIIIIouhiicss nro uiilinp-!
plly but too well known. They dlfl'er In
different individuals to soiiid extent. A
Hilliou man in milduin a breakfast eator.
Too frequently, alas, he hut. an excellent ap
petite for liquids hut none for solids of a
niorulng. Histoiiguu will hardly bear in
spection at any time; If it is not white and
furred, it is rough, at all events.
Tho digestive nystem Is wholly out of or
dor and Diarrhea or Constipation may bo a
symptom or the two may alternate). Thero
aro often Hemorrhoids or even 1 03 of blood.
There may bo glddlue and often headache
and acidity or flatulence and tundcrnovH in
the pit of tho stomach. To correct all this
if not efl'ecta euro try (Ifren'ulnyutt J'luutr,
it costs but a trifle and thoiuands attest its
ynbtfcribo Uk Thu Outwj? fcYovr.
Mutter rind T1iIiik i Noted by i
Utile Con esHilldelit. Inter
rVSS AN!) 5OI2TKV
Island City. Die. l'. 1837.
TlO SIl'l'A 01' Ai!l'i:sl'ION.
What means this throng that 1ilN the street
With ioud huzuas, and hurrying feet,
Young men and old and maidens fair,
With banner waving in the air?
"La Urande ha got the depot,"
They marched the street the live-long night
Till eastern skyshowul morning light,
Then morphea claimed them a his own;
llut from the flying banner shone:
"La Grande hits got the depot."'
The depot on a gravel Hat,
Looks 'round to see what folks are lit ;
it sees the house 011 Ihe last
And on the north and on the west,
It sees them coming from the south,
Sometimes there' two and thiYeabrcat.
Coming to join the anelont bund;
The depot thinks 11 I've got La Grande."
Wheat -I.'! cents per bushel.
Hurley, per ewt. (10c. and upwards
The building of the Kay bridge
Fire in Island City last night ev- j
erybody had one.
Some of tin1 farmers say that if hogs !
doesn't raise to ."c per 11), live weipht, j
that home-made bacon will be the re- '
The old Hussel school house lias
been sold for .Ji.iiO to Mr. A. (iood. '
Probably never more wilhin its walls '
will he danced the dotible-shiilllo quick
step to the tune of a raw-hide.
Mr. Frank Hafter, a gentleman late
ly from Illinois, teaches the Hussell
school this winter, commencing to-day.
The new school house is warmed up.
Hoys, look out you don't get wanned
up too. All those that ever had any
experience as to the warming qualities
of a shingle, probably have a faint idea
how it feels to bo hit by a "rafter."
There is to be a Christmas tree the
coming Christmas, at the Moss Chapel,
On a former occasion of this kind, tho
Uev Yokum received one dozen chick
ens. The committee of arrangements
wants it distinctly understood this
time, that persons desirous of present
ing their friends with poultry, will have
to bring an extra tree along for them
to root on.
You and Ulysses try and iind out
who it is that writes for Tin: Scoi'T,
from Island City. MissJi. Hoys, I'm
going to be married next Sunday; only
three more days to wait, Albert II.
Subscribe for Tin: Scour, the best pa
per ever published in Union county.
Luna. I,ni going to have my pedigree
recorded in the clerk's ollice, so that
the old folks can'l go back on me if I
go to marry the wrong girl. Charley.
Knowing yoiirdisposition to be fair
with everyone, I would like 11 little
space to correct a statement made in
your paper last spring in regard to a
"Dastardly Assault" made on Cather
ine Crick, by my old friend Snow,
whose reputation for purity of charac
ter is and always has been clearly es
tablished. The facts of the ease are
that hundreds of years ago Snow and 1 thousand miles from tho post ollice,
Catherine Crick wero joined together had occasion recently to visit linker
in the holy bonds of live together in , City. While sojourning in that would
tho winter and skirmish around on be Cornucopia adjunct, it entirely e
other pastures in summer. Hut Snow ; caped her mind that she had a "living
in his younger days had a severe sun-! hubby" at home, and she introduced
stroke, so that every spring when , herself as an 'Unencumbered Miss, it
"Phiebus," the old inather, put on one : being some time before she remein-
of her most winning smiles, Snow, with
his customary bashfulness, betakes Ids
sunstriokeu constitution to higher
climes more congenial to hisadectious.
s.. 1 : f .. r . !. 1
V.111UC11U11 js a laiiuiiu s louse, nun ev- 1
nri' uiiriiiir nlisne tlw. titt-wt .if StnM.'j I
departure, gives birth to numerous I
progeny, 'Twax about the time of one 1
of tie4c annual "critical period" that
your reporter met the lady Catherine,
She had hurried to the city of Union
where medical aid would be close at
hand. Aheady tw had taken to her
bod, and the only trouble was your re
porter din not know a "daatardly us
caul I" fiom a child-birth.
" Luna Tick."
ItllMIW.S JIUIt voiun.
Mrs. Phuilm Chesley, l'cteixui, ('lav coun
ty, Iown, tell Dm following reiiiarkabh) sto
ry, (hp truth of which J vouched for by tho
resident of the town: "I am ".'I year old,
have boon troubled with Kidney complaint
luiiUnmonos for many yearn; could not
dronH myself without help. Now I am free
from all pain and nuroni', tuul am uhlu to
do all my own housework. I owe uy thanks
to Eleetrle Hitler for having renewed inv
youth, und removed completely all disease
nudpuhi," Try u bottle, puly f0 ctuU at ,
WrfglitV ilnti; woi'o, Vidua, OrVgvn.
Til 13 rOVK.
Nnus of tln W'k us Nolnl liy our Wtilo
hui! I'tirrimpondi'iit .
' fove, IV . II, 1SS7.
Hi.I:op Morris will leave this place
,.for Poit'and, on Saturday.
1 Uev. CM. Irwin will preach on Sun
' da'- at Morrison chinch at !1 o'clock
j Ammi Hundall ban disposed of his
' horses to Lyman Wright, for $850.00.
' They will be wintered on Hig creek.
vMrs. Lou Payne started, Monday,
. for California. She will spend the
winter in the southern part of the
Hxteiniinating the swine crop is the
! popular passtimo nowadays. A. J.
I Foster has killed several weighing over
j -100 pounds, cavil.
I iMiss X!iu:ii!a Sanborn entertained a
I number of her friends at her home,
. Saturday evening, with progressive
euchre and an excellent lunch. The
! party bioke up before twelve, one and
1 all declaring Miss S. a most pleasing
. Our best known and most reliable
1 Wiggins, Sam White, announces it as
jri 1 his opinion that the coldest weather of
tlie winter will be experienced between
now and .Ian. 1st, and that the snow
fall will not bo unusually heavy this
Founder's dnv was observed at As
cension hall and at the church, where
an address was made hy Hishop Morri.
In the evening a pleasant gathering
was had at the school and the guests
treated to some excellent music, decla
mations and a lunch.
The Hand of Hope will give nn en
tertainment consisting of recitations,
dialogues, pantoniines, tableaux, mili
tary cadet drill and singing, on Friday
evening Dee. 'i.'i, at 7 o'clock P. M.
The object is to raise funds for tho
purchase of an organ.
Leighton Academy and Ascension
school will close on tho 17th hist, for
vacation of two weeks. Most of the
boys and girls are going home to spend
the Christinas vacation. Whilst wo
regret to have them leave our midst,
even for so short a time, we are glad
to nolo that they have been deserving
students, anil have applied themselves
in a scholarly manner. It is only 11
question of time, and that in the near
future, when our educational institu
tions here will rank among the best in
A CJiristmas tree for Ascension Sun
day school will be arranged at the As
cension school building Dec, '2HIU, ev
ening. Kvery iMl'ort is being made hy
the superintendent to insure the suc
cess of the event. Thanks to the good
people of the Cove. A substantial stun
has been contributed and we have no
doubt the tree will be loaded with toys
mid trinkets, which will be pleasing to
the eyes of (he young hopefuls. A
lunch supper will be prepared in which
the parents as well as the children will
participate. All in all, those who at
tend may bo sure of a general merry
The most complete case of ubscnt
miudness ever heard of in Cove, has
just come to light. A popular young
married lady living not more than a
1 he red her identity. It isn't learned
what course her husband will pursue
to play even.
One day we hope to again listen to
Miss IPs charming rendition of "One
Day. .1. u hisners heard 111 the nu-
dience: "Hasn't Miss (, M. n splen
did voice Wasn't it fun o e I, Dave
up a tiee steabng chickens and then
turn the dark lantern on him. I'd.
My belter half has discovered that thw
llncst article of lard can very soon b
changed into a good article of soap by
the addition of a little concentrated lye.
J. H. Passing our worthy citizen J.
W's house, Tuesday, 1 witnessed a de
plorable hut good-natured conflict be
tween a prominent and dignified bach
elor and a very comely young lady,
who has lately come west. As snow,
boil and debris filled the air, I was re
minded of my old homo in the Kansas
cyoloue belt and it was difllcult to dis
cover whoft'e face was getting tho bent
of a forced ablution. If 1 was not a
t ti-nng disbeliever in telling secret out
of school, 1 would be tempted to sy
that J. 0. retired from the scene of ac
tion completely vanquished, with tint
muddiest face ever scon, at last entiro
ly conquered by wotnujia chunim -ftn4
uUvngUi. A, "