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TftE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS IC JONES.
The Oregon Scout has as large a circu
lation as any tlree papers in this sec
tion of the State, combined, and is cor
respondingly valuable as an advertising
Friday, December 23, 18S7.
Union and Vicinitv.
We're .1 minute longer to-dav.
The anow has about all disappeared.
"Git onto" Jo. Wright's 5c. handker
chiefs. Fresh milch cows for sale. Annlv to
W. T. Wright.
Ladies and gent's high top monitor
over shoes at A. Levy's.
Remember the ball at Wright's hall
to-night. A good time expected.
A few more men's Alaska fur over
coats, just received by express, at A.
Levy's mammoth store.
School will close Friday until Mon
day, Jan. 2nd. Only one week vaca
tion, "too bad" say the little folks.
While Eastern Oregon has been
having fine weather, though somewhat
breezy, the Willamette Valley has been
drenched with rain.
A Baker city exchange says that
cailct fever is quite prevalent in that
city, and suggests that the schools bo
closed for a time.
i Dr. Clements, who whs granted a
new trial by the Supreme court, was
discharged by Judge Ison, the prose
cuting witness not being available,
The cold nights of the past few days
have frozen ice thick enough for the
boys to skate, and every little seven by
nine pond is occupied by the juvenile
The county has purchased from the
State the large safe formerly used by
the State land office in this city. It
now adorns a corner in tho county
The East Orcgonian says it is ru
mored that Bob. Beatie, of Pendleton,
a prospective son-in-law of the new U.
S. Marshal, is to have a position as one
of the deputies.
Time of the west bound passenger
train waB again changed Sunday in
order to meet tho demands of the trav
eling public for fast time. The pres
ent time is 3 :30 o'clock p. m.
Go to tho Cove drug store and get
your girl a nice book of poems. She
will, then propose to you immediately
after 12 o'clock Dec. 31st, when leap
year grants her the privilege.
No tax levy yet received from tho
State authorities. This will make it
very unpleasant for the sheriffs of
Eastern Oregon counties, as it throws
the time of collectiong tho taxes in the
precincts way into the winter.
We have not heard of any prepara
tion being made this year for a Christ
mas tree. Heretofore there has been
a Christmas tree, and the wee folks
looked forward to that event as one of
tho happiest periods of their little lives.
At Pendleton's city election, Mon
day, the following officers were elected :
Mayor, W. F. Matlock ; marshal, C. O.
French; recorder, W. E. Crews: treas
urer, Lee Morehouse, councilmcn, J.
Murphy, R. Sargent and J. T. Slaugh
ter. J The I. 0. O. F. dedication ball at
Baker City on January 3rd, 1888 prom
ises to be the grandest of the season.
The dedication ceremonies will take
place at 2 p. m. All persons attend
ing will be cordially and royally enter
tained. Remember the time and don't
fail to attend.
A crank waited on Secretary Lamar
recently and demanded a million acres
of Western land on which, as he said,
"to establish the millennium and pro
vide for the unborn lamb." The
crank's demands were reasonable! As
much as one million acres were given
to corporations why not to a crank?
they are just as deserving. E. O.
A wager of $25,000 has been made
by the San Francisco Chronicle and
Examiner as to whose press can print
the greatest number of papers in a giv
en time. Tho money will bo given to
charitable purposes by the winner.
'j Those sheets might have informed The
Scout of their intentions and let it
into the bet, and made tho "pot" $37,
500. Next week will bo the time when
many of our peoplo will set themselves
to work preparing a new programme
for the incoming year. These pro
grammes arc always made out on tho
finest tinted, gilt-edge paper, with per
fumed corners turned down, and tho
"whereases" and the "thcrefores" and
"be it resolved," copied after the most
approved stylo of modem obituary
It seems that the editor of tho Ccn
tervillian has been surprised. "Man's
inhumanity to man," is the cause, to
wit: One of the stockholders in tho
paper sold the plant without tho
knowledgo of the editor, and left tho
Ed. in a somewhat surprised and un
Jifc, expected position. Editors, though,
are generally equal to any emergency,
except the sheriff's, and ho imme
diately ordered a new plant, and will
continue the business.
A gentleman says tho cars run so
fast between hero and La Grande that
tho brakemen now call out the La
Grande station before the train leaves
A the Union depot, and by the time the
J passenger understands he is landed in
1 La Grande. Wo don't know how fast
j the cars run now, but wo do know that
v.rman could travel tho world around,
servo out a life sentence in Siboria,
take in the nextcontcnuial exposition,
and still ho trving to got through his
brain what an O. R. t N. Co.s brake
man says when ho calls tho name of a
UNION TO CORNUCOPIA
Washingtan Doc. 13 o ne tun
I since, upon recotn mi nl.it un cf thr
j Oregon delegation and the personal
I representations of Senator Dolph, then
j in Washington, the second assistant
I postmaster-general advertised for bids
for mail service irom l nion to Cornu
copia, Oregon. It was pmjKisfxl, how
ever, by the department, if such service
was established, to discontinue a part
of the present service. To-day Sena
tors Dolph and Mitchell personally
presented tho matter to the second
assistant postmaster-general and se
cured an order for immediate service
from Union to Cornucopia, and a
promise that there would he no dis
continuance of any present route or
diminution of the present service.
AGENCI ES DISCONTINUED.
In order to simplify matters and for
a more economical adiuinii-tration of
business, thu state board of school-land
commissioners has decided to discon
tinue its local agencies in every county
in the state. It has been customary
heretofore for the hoard to have depos
ited with these agents, usually the
county treasurers, a fund of money,
and when a loan was granted by the
board the money could be paid to the
borrowor by the agent. It has been
found, however, that this method in
volves a great amount of correspond
ence and delay which can be dispensed
with by tho method just adopted. It
must not be imagined that the board
has also discontinued tho services of
its attorney, of whom it has one in
every county in the state but three.
To these attorneys application can bo
made for loans, and the money will be
loaned directly from tho state treas
Quite a number of strangers have
been in town during the week, and all
pronounce it one of the most hand
somely located cities of any place they
have seen in Oregon.
Pat-sengers over the N. P. arriving at
Portland in the night have to walk 'to
the hotels from the depot. The coach
es, it would seem, do not meet the night
trains. Pleasant, isn't it?
Work on the Malheur division of
the Oregon Pacific has been suspended
for the winter. Work will again be
resumed in tho spring and pushed
The 0. R. fc N. Co. will build one
hundred box cars soon, as the number
now on the road is totally inadequate
for the demands, and a large number
of flat cars are used in shipping grain.
The. great tunnel on the N. P. rail
road in the cascade mountains is com
pleted for a distance of 7,300 feet, 2,(500
feet yet remaining. It is expected
that it will bo finished some limn in
The stock books of the Union wool
en mill are open and can be found at
the mortgage bank of F. F. Baker.
Everything is progressing lively and
after while we shall use Union mill
If you want to buy goods cheap and
get a good article for your money,
come to Union, where you can get them
25 per cent, cheaper than any place in
Eastern Oregon this side of the Blue
Bob. Cavanna, tho young man who
stole some horses from a Baker county
man, was sentenced by Judge Ison, to
the penitentiary for ten years. He has
served a term of one year before this
for horse stealing.
Stock of all kinds are looking ex
tremely well for this time of the year,
and unless tho weather clerk takes a
snap judgement on us, it is thought
stock will come out in the spring in
A party of three masked men stopped
a passenger train on tho St. Louis, Ar
kansas and Texas road, recently and
took the express containing $10,000
and relieved the passengers of all their
money. The postal clerk stood them
oir, firing several shots, hence the mail
was not rifled.
S. O. Swackhamcr, J. II. Ilendcr
ehott, J. A. Jones, John T. Wright, O.
P. Goodall and several others wont
down and appraised the damage in tho
tules by the late tire, on Fred Nodinc's
ranch, They placed tho damage at
$15,200 but thought it was damaged
even more than that amount.
It is stated upon good authority that
Jules Ferry, the celebrated French
statesman was fired at three times a
few days ago. He was only slightly
hurt. Union has been fired at several
times, but sho is still alive and her
merchants aro selling goods cheaper
than auy town within a hundred miles
of her. If you don't believe it, try anil
Tho proprietors of tho skating rink
havo decided to make a change in tho
management. Hereafter an admission
feo of 25c. will bo charged all gentle
men who wish to attend, but they will
be entitled to skates. Ladies free.
Skates 25c. This change is made for
tho benefit of skaters. The rink will
be open Saturday evening.
Owing to the death of stenographer
Richardson, the reports of the wagon
road frauds which were taken down in
shorthand will have to be gone over.
Richardson used many individual
characters in making up tho reorU,
and which in tho absence of explana
tion makes tho testimony tnkon illegi
ble to other shorthand readers.
KUCKLKN'S AKNICA SAI.VK.
The Best Salvk in the world for CuU,
HruUm, Sores, Ulcer, Salt Itheum. fever
bores, Tetter, Chappod Hands, CMIbluuu.
Corns, anil all Skin Eruptions, and positive
ly euro Piles, or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give perfect fMtihfcttlun or
moimy refunded. Prtoa 36 tuu pir box.
For tfaio at Wrib'bc's thuu mwa.
I'd agmi It IV-mm, in-. Prt-icii'nlljr. to
tho i' it in .it ui is or tiic
"THE WORLD 110 MOVE."
Mr. J. W. Sills' of the Core, visited
J. Q. Shirley returned from a trip to
Mis Mollie Ijvwig spent Saturday
and Sunday in Union.
Mr. II. D. Morwin made a flying trip
to Baker City this week.
Mr. John McFdden,of Pine Valley,
was in town this week.
Mr. James llendershott, of
was in the oily Tuesday.
Mr. James Gilkison, of North
der, called on us Monday.
Mr. George Miller, of Island
came over a few days ago.
Mr. Jos. P. Wilson, of New Bridge,
visited Union last Monday.
Mr. Abraham Validevnnter, of tho
Park, callwl on us Tuesday,
Mrs. Saunders. Mrs. Steele and Mrs.
Morwin are visiting in Baker City.
Mr. Barnes, of the Cove, made us a
pleasant call on Wednesday last.
Mr. Wesley Duncan, of Cove, was in
the oily the fore part of the week.
Attorney J. W. Slulton left, Satur
day night for Portland, on legal busi
ness. Mr. Caleb Weaver, of Elgin, visited
Union and Tuk Scorr office, last Wed
nesday. Quite a number of Coveites were up
to "tip tho light fantastic," last. Friday
Lon Davis went over to Ileppner,
I Wednesday, on a visit to relatives and
There will be a Sunday school con
cert at tho M. E. church next Sunday
Mr. Thos. Bucktnan, of Summor
ville, made us a pleasant and substan
tial visit this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray, of Vale, Mal
heur county, were visiting in this city
during the week.
The Presbyterians have been hold
ing night services at their church for
several nights past.
C. W. .James, a solid young demo
cratic man, has been appointed post
master at Baker City.
Mr. Quincy Mitchell, formerly of Ex
press ranch, but now of tho Cove,
called on us this week.
ProfT'sSmith and Blanehet.of Leigh
ton Academy, Cove, made this office a
pleasant call, Wednesday.
Mr. J. W. Chandler, of the Cove,
called on us Monday and added his
name to our list of subscribers.
W. II. Lee, of Lower Powder, was in
town, yesterday, lie reports every
thing quiet in that section of country.
Napoleon Davis, clerk of tho Stato
school board, was in t he city on oil'i
cial business, the fore part of the wcok,
We learn that Mr. A. J. Helling was
taken suddenly ill Wednesday night.
Wo have not heard what the trouble
Senator Rinehart and family are vis
iting friends and relatives in Malheur
county. They will be gone about two
Johnnie Nodine look his departure
last Saturday night for tlis Willamette
Valley' to tend the Portland 'Business
Attoruoy John R. Crites went over
to La Grande, Tuesday, to aet as ref
eree in the case of A. .1. Curtis vs. the
La Grande Hydraulic Water Co.
Rev. Gunn, of Walla Walla, Moder
ator of the Presbyterian church for tho
Walla Walla district, has been in the
city for several days on church busi
ness. Marriage lienneos were issued this
week to G. M. Evens and Malissa J.
Hartley; M. T. Wyalt and Pearl
Miekelson; Caleb L. Weaver and Miss
IL'leii May Waddell.
Married. At the residence of tho
bride's parents, in Pine valley, Union
countv, Oregon, Dec. 0. 1887, by C.
T. Wise, J. P.. William T. Spencer and
Miss Ethel Ollicor.
Major llondorahott, the Raphan
noek drummer hoy, will be in Union
before long and give one of his ontor
tainments. Major llendershott is a
cousin of Hon. Jos. II. llendershott,
John Dobbins left, Wednesday, for
California in hopes that his failing
health may be restored. Mr. Dobbins
has been failing in health for homo
time past and thought a change of cli
mate would benefit him.
Mit Mollie, daughter of II. D. Mer
win of this city, has been visiting
friends in Union this week. Sho will
spend tho remainder of her valuation
among relatives and friends in Bukor
City and on Powder river, after which
she will resume her studios at the As
cension school in tho Cove.
GOOD KKSUr.TS IN KVKKV CASE.
V. A. Urtriiord. wholesale naixir doalur of
I Chattanooga, Twin., writ ok that ho wh so-
rioimly ttrrllcleU with a uevero cold that tet
: tied on hU lung: luul tried many remedies
I without benefit. Ueing Induced to try Dr.
1 King' New Discovery for Coiuuinptlon,
' did to and wiut entirely cured by use of a
i few bottles. Since wuiclrtime be bsi uwsd
It lu bin family for all Cough and Cold with
the best reiulU. This I the experience of
thotuaiuU who live hare been saved by
thl Wonderful Diseovery. Trial ISoUles
free at Wright' drug store.
Smith's walking gang plow, some
thing new and Just we thing. For
Sla by Frank Bros. Implement Co.,
ItjtemI Q'Ufjf, . ,
M. -i 1. nil r. h . f-, S?l 50 p(r
i !ui in- lv'ul iy goods
i: .1 ,n Ii.; h. r-. J
Yr r Wiatlior va inner sivn at this
time i i year m Eastern Oregon.
Wanted. A cirl to wait on (lie table
at- tho Centennial hotel. References j
rrt vi v l. oi .f t r....l. !
111(1 ill-iv l nrK omrv, in IM VlliUIUl,
outstrips all competitors in the way of
goal goods and low prices. Try it.
Good for this week only. Every pur
chaser of $1 worth or over, at Jos.
Wright's, will he presented with a nick
el plated lid lifter.
Everyone purchasing $10 worth of
goods or over at Jos. Wright' store
this week will bo presented with a
Great reduction at Wright's drug
store in plush soods, toilet articles, etc.
this week. Secure your Christinas
present before it is too late.
Wo have now two day trains one
passenger at 8 :"0 and one freight at
3 p. m, ho!h west bound, Wo can't
hardly sunn-limes tell what we'll have
NEW THIS WK1SK.
TAKE NOT! CE.
On and after Jan. 11., 1SSS, we will
discontinue the credit svstem, and sell
for CASH ONLY.
All accounts due us must bo settled
by the first of the coming year, or costs
will be added. We mean business.
Proprietors City Meat Market.
Strayed or Stolen.---So.00
One black marr-coli. one-year-old past,
one hind foot while, branded 71 on left
shoulder. KTi:riIEN OAKDNKli.
12-118 Union, Oregon.
Sl'vnyed or Stolii.--$2b.ob
One bnekkiu colored horp, 7 years old,
branded AC on left shoulder;
Also, one liny hone, 1 years old past, two
hind fret white, branded three bars on
.1. M. KKMlAUDf ON,
Cornucopia, Union countv. Oregon.
Notice uf. SlookliiildcrS Meeting.
The annual nicotine of tho stockholders
of the Fir-t Nntionul Bank of Union, will
bo hold at the banking house of said asso
ciation, on Tacidnv, .Tan. 10th, ISS, he
tween the.houiH of 10 A.M. and 3 V. M ,
Union, Oregon, Dlc. 10th, 1.SS7.
W. T. WKIGUT,
Wright's Hall, -
flood Mtt.-ii- has lieen Secured.
Tickets. Including Supper, $2.50
An cxcello.nl Hiinpcr will he served
at the Centennial hotel.
JSr. UA lil)2rEIl ifc CO. ,
"Watchmakers & Jewelers,
Anil dealers in
Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Gold
Pens, Watches Clocks,
Main Street, - - - - Union, Oregon.
Siitninervilk', - - Oregon.
Has arrived ; this time with an assort
ment of Chiifctinas gifts, unequalled
Christmas and New
I'LUrfH and Leather Toilet Cases,
VASES, WORK BOXES,
SHELL (5UKIOSITIHS. etc.
Fino :ifnortmentof Toys, Dolls, Blocks,
Horseti, Sleighw, TrunipetH, Tops.
Wagons, etc., etc., too numur
otiB to mention.
ary in Abundant
V ariety .
Finet Ctgara Constantly on hand.
II. WALDECK, Summcrville.
At Occidental Hall, MunrnerviUe, Or,
No pain will be opared to make thin
a grand all'uir, and thu event of the
All aro cordially invitcdt
CfflSTMAS BILL !
- union, P jftgn ffii af! j
; Friday hi 11 1.
To Close Out
FROM NOW UNTIL JAN. 1st, 1887,
II I LEVY'S MMOII STQRL
Gall Early to U ho Benefit of tlirtffer.
Parties indebted to me will
costs. My books must bo closed up by
h no further ti
GREAT REDUCTION IN DRESS GOODS
Pine Cassimerelfl. J 1 Worsted Goods,
ssa'as, ID caul uw. r1 w
Winter Flannels, WM at 20c. a yard
Fine Line of Gloves just in
IS ALL NEW AND FBESH,
WILL BE SOLD AT
The Best Selected Stock of
BOOTS and SHOES,
ARCTICS & OVERSHOES,
To ho found in tho city,
Jiihl arrived' direct from tho Enft.
' j I (1 11 lii
Crockery, rate-iron, wooflea, Mow m
The finest stock of shelf hardware in town.
Call and Examine my Goods and Prices.
Jos. Wright. - - -. - Union, Or.
MITCHELL & LEWIS CO.,
Factory, Racine, Wisconsin. Branch. Portland, Oregon.
Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards
Eoad Carts, Spring Wagons, etc.
mm m m ma ik
CANTON CLIPPER PLOWS, HARROWS, ETC,
GALE CHILLED PLOWS, AND IDEAL FEED MILLS.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST, FREE.
M W5fJJ3M & W iJtmitod-. r 1 94, Front 9t Ptfrtlaml, Or
pleaso settle at once, to save trouble and
the end of thu year.
STOCK OK FALL and WINTER
Is the Finest Ever Brought to
Call and Examine Them.
BOUGHT FOR CASH, AND
BOTTOM Pit ICES.
of and Dealers in
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