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The Oregon Scout.
Ah independent weekly journal, is
cry Fiiday lnoi-nliu; by
jojrss & CIEANCEV,
I'ublNliiTs and Proprietors.
K. .To.vns, I
1 IS. Cu.wcuv,
katks or stir.se:: i i'tioni
One eopv, one yenr
" " Sixniouth-i.
" Throe montos 7.1
Invnrialily Casli in Aitvnnro.
If ht chance fnhfcr!)t!on.i arc tint paid till
end of year, tun dnllnm icill tic charged.
Kates of advertising made known on ap
plication. 03C'orri'spondence front all parts of the
Adre--s all communications to tlic Oi:i:oox
Scout, Union Orison.
J. A. Eakin,
EAKIX, & P.KOTHEU,
Attorneys at Law,
BSfPrompt Attention I'aid to Collect. ons.
Attorney at Lav.
Collecting and probate practice spceial
tics. Ollice, two doors south of post-olllee.
J N. CROMWELL, Al.
Olliee, one door south
store, Union, Oregon.
J. li. Eaton's
Attorney at Law,
Notary Public, and Abstractor of Titles
uiuce htato hand Uiiice linllilintr, corner
Mam and A Streets, Union, Oregon.
II. DAY, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon.
.M.I. CALLS I'lIOMl'TI.V ATTKXIIEII TO.
Oflicc adjoining Jones
be found nights at the
room No. L'.'I.
Bro's store. Can
M. ll.VKEB. J. W. S1ILI.TO.V. J. F. IlAKHlt.
jgAKKIl, SIIELTOX.fc BAKEB,
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICKS Union and La Grande, Ore
gon, T7rt4td-Attcntion given till j business
entrusted to us.
rj H. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Ollice, one door south of Centennial ho-
J.M. CAUIiOLL, I 15. F.WILSON.
Notiiry Public. Ex-Co. Clerk.
QARROLL & WILSON,
Conveyancers and Abstracters.
Abstracts to Heal and Mining property
furnished on short notice, at reasonable
Sales of Ileal and Mining property nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
Ollice next door south of I'ost-olllce. Un
J. E. TUTTLE,
Real Estate Apt,
Has for sale on easy terms, 18,000 acres of
good hind in Union anil Baker counties, al
to some choice town propc-aty.
Agent for the 0. R. & N. Com
Ollice, one door south of Centonnial hotel.
Miss Linda Mathieus,
(Late of Pari, France,)
Has opened a dreiis-niaking establishment
in tno building one door north of
Johnson's blackmuith ihop.
01 r AIM! ES BE ASON A B LK.
IT. GAUDXERti CO.,
Watchmakers & Jewelers,
And dealers in
Spectacles, Eve Glasses, Gold
Pens, Watches Clocks,
Main Street, .... futon, Oregon.
On farm lands in Umatilla. Baker, Union,
Gilliam and Wallowa counties, at 8, !), 10
and 11 per cent, on live year's time.
Call on J. II. lilXKIIAUT, at the Farm
ers' Mortgage and Savings Hank, Summer
villc, Oregon, if you want money on, farm
The 8 percent is on improved farm land
near the railroad in (irande Hondo Vallev.
10-Ul-inO, J. II. UINElIAKT.
Main Street. Union, Oregon,
BENSON BROS. - PROPRIETORS.
Keep constantly on hand
BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
SAUSAGE, HAMS, LARD. Etc.
AV. T. AViuoiiT,
Docs n General Banking Business. Buy
nnd sells exchange, and discounts commer
attended to, nnd
A. J. GOODI3ROD, Prop.
The Leading Hotel of
. Eastern Oregon.
Everything' Now and First
The table always supplied With
the uest ane market aliords.
tions for Commer
$500,000.00 to Loan on
First Class Security,
From One to Five Years Time, at a Low
Bate of Interest, Also Buys, Sells
aim jicnts rroperty ior
OXEY HECEIVEI) ON DEPOS1
To be Invested on Guaranteed Security.
All Collections Promptly
Ittended to Without Delay.
age Line to Cove.
Leaves Union daily at 2 p. in, arrives at
cove at 3:30 p. in.
Leaves Cove at 8 a. in., arrives at Union
Connections made with Elliott's conches
running to the depot, carrying passengers
for east and wast bound trains.
IIATKS for lMKSKKGKltH, I.UOOAOK
unci I'ltKIOlIT, UKAHONAIJI.K.
HQBINSON & LAVN1J, - - Proprietors.
m Iwm Bank,
UNION, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30,
. This space is jnven for the use nnd
benefit of our local writer- of verse
and we hope to make it a plcasiin; feature
oi me paper, i o tnat eint contributions are
solicited, but they must pusses,- undoubted
literary merit to obtain place and recogni
tion iierc. r.n.j
Written for the Scout.)
The rocks and hills and canyons
Of High Valley. Oregon,
Thou doe.st remember, ( )
Since the day we gazed upon
The rugged glens and streamlets
Of this western valley fair.
As we sti oiled one Sabbath evening
For a walk ami ramble there.
The mossy rocks and boulders
That old Nature there displayed,
Drought awe-inspiring feelings
Dy the grandeur they portrayed,
Wliile pines and bushes lining
The margin of the stream
Gave beauty to surroundings,
Like a picture or a dream.
The lit tic streamlet's music
Hounding o'er the rocks and stone,
Spoke out its love-notes sweetlv,
As our hearts spoke out iheir own.
On that well-reincnibcred evening
When we took a stroll to see
The rocky dells and cauvons
Found about old High Valley.
Among the shrubs and bushes,
Over rocks and tangled vines,
We ventured, noting places
Where the sun scarce ever shines.
The scenes of this day's ramble
Through life's-journcy will remain
Engraven on my memory
By a love I can't restrain.
Will II. Miv.mck.
Was it a, Massacre?
Last full :v camp of thirty-four Chi
nese moved on one of the bars on
Snake river just ahovo the junction of
the Ininahu with that river, to .pend
the winter mining for gold, which
those bars are known to contain.
When they moved there it was
known that they had n large boat and
a good supply of provisions, and it was
generally thought, considerable gold
dust; in fact the estimated amount
was from $20,000 to .$30,000, but the
real amount is not known. The bar
on which they had encamped is very
isolated, and sinen Knrimr 1
w ' a if UVUVII
n nnrfv nf mnn micciiwr mm w-,wwl
no one arounu tno camp, and on inves
tigation found the bodies of two Chi
namen who had undoubtedly been
killed by shooting in the head, and
the other Chinamen were no whore to
be seen. Their tents were blown
down, and after being taken up re
vealed u largo amount of provisions
and mining utensils which had been
used but very little. The boat was
missing, and everything looked as if it
had been deserted for some time.
On the bank near the river were
found several small piles of cartridge
shells, which seem to have been
thrown out together, and with which
the awful deed must have been com
mitted. Everything looked ns if a
battlo had been fought, and the bodies
of all except the two found, were put
in the boat which was scuttled, or
thrown into the river. During tho
winter, wo understand several bodies
of Chinam'en wero nicked nn nonr
Lewiston, which ' would indicato that
tho latter theory is tho correct one.
Whether either is correct or not. tho
fact remains that the untouched camps
are there and all tho Chinamen miss
ing, except tho badly decomposed
bodies of tho two found.
Thero is no question, from tho
source of our information, that a terri
ble crime has been committed, and tho
officers of tho law should investigate
tho matter immediately. There is no
doubt that Chinamen nro u terrible
nuisance, but they nro entitled to tho
protection of the law: nnd whether tho
act-was committed with tho intent of
robbery which tho circumstances
would indicato, or just through a snito
ut iiiuir iiauuunniy, ino crime is none
the less hideous and shocking to sod
cty. If our information is truo, and
wo cannot doubt it in tho least,
the mill of law should bo set in
motion immediately to avenge this
outrage on our community, and also
our people as a nation. If such crimes
ns this is allowed by an enlightened
christian people, is it any wonder that
Christians aro murdered by tho heath
en Chinese who hear of a 1 those
things, and greatly distorted, if that
can be? Wullowa Signal.
HUCKLKN'S AK.NICA SAIIMJ.
Tiik Bkst Salvk in tho world for Cuts.
Bruises, Bores, Ulcers, Salt itheuni, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Corns, und all Skin Eruptions, anil positive
ly cures Biles, or no pay required. It Is
guaranteed to givo perfect satihfactlon, or
iiioin-y refunded. I'rleo U5 cents per box.
For Saleut Wriijlit'a dnif atorc,
High Valley Happenings.
Funning here is progresing slowly.
A good rain would be quite accopUi
blo. Snow not vciy deep in the moun
tains. Wo saw on Sunday last, Uio happy
perambulating ghost. of Air. Ons. .John
son and Miss soru Swager.
Airs. Emma tbignon, who has been
at I'ondleton for somo time, surprised
her many friends by returning home
very much improved in health.
Tho poaeh trees Hint were reported
killed by the cold winter, on Snako
river, must be of a tender variety, as
all our trees are alive and show no
sign of decay after a freeze of .'!2 below
Tlio eastern blizzard jlias given glory
and immortal renown to so many
"scluJol inarms" that all our young
ladies nro seeking to become school
teachers. Wo have had two applica
tions. One or both will get tho school.
Tlio purchaser of Air. .John Martin's
ranch at tho Cove, is Air. John Tolley,
formerly of Vernon county, Alo. l ie
went first to Lynn county, Oregon, and
recently came up to visit his three
sons, and Air. .J. Davis, who is a cous
in, lie, like most all others, proved
no exception to the general rule, and i
this locality suiting hw fancy ho will
Tun Scoit of March Kith reports
court to have dismissed tho road pe
tition of H. Draper and (SO others. This
is to be regretted, as it was merely to
establish an old road that was surveyed
and laid out veins ago, and owing to
neglect of the then count v clerk to
make the necessarv recod it was lost.
Draper's petition was approved by the
county judge, and all names counted
ind checked oil bv him and pronoun
ced ready for filing, which was douo
there and then. Air Crawford was em
ployed to defeat the road, and at a
meeting of tlio court two names wero
found to be torn oil' some of tho peti
tions, niaiving a deiiciency m names.
These men will swear they signed all
the papers: alike, anil tlio judge says
they wore all there when chucked
oil". This is conclusive evidence t hat
fc'OIHC OHO iUlS
mutilated those papers
on purpose to defeat the petitioners.
Union county has one man playing
checkers with his nose for becoming
too familiar with our county papers,
ami it appears some ono else is seek
ing the same position. It is to bo
hoped he may succeed.
Dr. Thomas has returned.
Frank Nowoll and Air. Cochran will
move into tho rectoiy.
Nathaniel l'arkor and family, who
have been living for somo tinio on
Dunham Wright's place, have moved
to Medical springs.
Coilinborry loft, yesterday, for Pino
creek, to look after tho property of his
deceased brother, and will probably bo
gone two or three months.
E. O. Henry and family luivo moved
to Island City. Ed. is canvassing tho
country in tho nntorests of tho Klink-
ness rubber stamp factory.
Aliss Nellie Stovons has been engaged
to teach a three months school in dis
trict No ) Chandler district. School
will commence next month.
Dave Layuo, tlio accommodating
stago driver, has dropped tho linos and
gone to Sanger to secure u position in
tho mines. Ho expects to bo absotit
A. J. Foster returned from Chicago
last Friday, also a visit to Wisconsin.
IIo does not give very Mattering ac
counts of business outlooks in tho
A fow swans have appeared on tho
bottom. Tlio boys have wasted con
siderable powder and loud on them,
but so far have not captured a speci
men of tho wary fowl.
II. W. Stovons, of Pendleton, camo
over, Monday. Wo fear his visit
may result in a groat loss to tho com
munity tho currying away of ono of.
our brightost ornaments.
There has been more sickness than
usual in town this week. Airs. Jo
soph Aiarliu and Airs. Uoltozoro liavo
been dangerously alllieted. Tlio cases
of measles nro convalescent.
Afossrs. Sam. liloom. Wm. IJIoom
una .Jack Uumbloy have bought tho
Indian crook saw mill. Thoy will
move down in a short timo with u full
forco of hands, and oxpoot to turn out
all kinds of lumbar and timbura itilll
cient to supply tho valloy. A plauor
is also attached to tho mill.
Frank Newell has received an oiler
from a White Water, Wisconsin, dairy
man to take charge of a cheese factory
at, a sultry of $8") per month. Frank
will probably accept and start oast in ii
James Xeoler, recently tried at Jo
seph for tho killing of Cochran, was
found guilty of manslaughter nnd w.is
sentenced to seven years imprison
ment in tho penitontiarv, and to pav
a line of $f00.
Tho?. Jones, Alex Jones anil John
Wagner having been appointed ap
praisers of tho estate of Frederick
Alitchell, deceased, took an inventory
of property this week. The amount
footed up ifllO.0 17.00.
At the Democrat primaries last Sat
urday, the following gentlemen wero
chosen delegates to tlio county con
vention: II. L. Douerhertv. Wiv!ev
Duncan, Jackson Wright, J. W. Altir
pliy, K. P. AIcDaniel and Jonathan
An immigrant family, latch' arrived,
t., I.V...1. ...1- I . ...
iu:i. a niacin vuiise not ween i oniey s
and (Vive, a few days since. It con
tained, besides other articles, a bottle
of Shiloh's cough medicine. The find
er will please leave the property at the
Loranzo Corpo has sold his place,
consisting of 120 acres in Cove, to
John Allen, consideration $3,000. Air.
Corpo will start tlio first of next week
to visit si brother in northern Indianti
who is dangerously sick and not ex
pected to survive. '
Airs. IMggs' appointments nro as
follows: Cove, Sunday afternoon, at
3 o'clock, j). m ; Union, Tiuvday even
ing, April 3rd; Suiiiinerville, Thurs
day evening, April fitli; La (Irande,
Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and
8th; Island City. Alonday, April Dili.
ii e r i.i i i ...
i mi. . ij. i eaisou aim who nave
moved to FJntcrpriso, where they own
town properly and intend to improve
the same. The professor taught our
public school during tho winter, giving
eminent satisfaction and proving him
self a gentleman thoroughly under
standing his business.
Three weeks of solitude will rest our
weary minds and niako us young and
fresh again. Af. & S. To think wo
wont to all tho trouble and yet did not
iind our favorites at the party. Ditto.
1 was tho champion wrestler till tlio
professor showed up. Ceo. Some
times horse llesh wins even over steam
power. J. Wanted, men to build
five hundred houses and allow us to
furnish tho lumber. J it W. No.
thank you, I am not a candidate for
tho appointment of a receiver again.
A. U. Wonder whoso fault it is Hint
I have to face a twenty-four and seven
tenth mill tax, yet pay ninety-five
cents for county orders. A Un
sought, I never failed to bo a delegate,
but seeking, J fell to tho rear. AI. Al.
March 20th 1888.
II. W. Leo has returned to Pocahon
tas after a threo months absence.
Air. E. Chambers will build a tan
nery for tho purposo of tanning green
corn and tomatoes.
Air. Justus Wright and family of
Pig river, wero visiting frionds and
relatives hero last week.
Air. Gus. Pulmany will ccaso opera
tions at his initio this season on ac
count of tho scarcity of walor,
Pocahontas democratic primary
was held at tho lower school houso
where every thing passed offvory har
Spring has como and tho fanners
have commenced plowing. Tho snow
in tho mountains is melting very slow
ly, but then this is all tho hotter for
tho placer minor.
Tho Nelson mining company had a
portion of their largo ditch carried
away by a heavy land slido. Tho gap
is about fifty yards wide. Kopairs worn
immediately commenced under tho
supervision of tho foreman.
Air. Itobbins, who owns a quartz
mino near the head of Pino crook, will
comineneo work on tho samo as soon
as tho snow disappears. IIo thinks ho
has a Very rich ledgo and ho intends
to erect thereon a ten-stamp mill
The Nelson milling company, ou
Samson crook aro preparing to make
many improvements on their property,
tho coining season. Thoy have so
cured oleotrio lights to uso in their tun
nel, Tho long canal, in tho vallev he
low Wingvillo, is ilnishcd and 'is of
suiiioiant capacity to carry oil all tho
II. W. L.
Smith's walking gang plow, some
thing now nnd just tho thing. For
Sulo by Frank Dros. Implement Co.,
Island Oity. .
March 20th, 188S.
Etmtor Oituoo.v Scout:
The national capital has known next
to nothing about tho rest of tho world
for tlio past few davs, in consequence
j of the storm which visited it in coin
pony vith tho severest blizzard of the
winter. Boreas gave it such a shaking
up as it has not seen for years. Not
only were telegraph poles and wires
blown down, but wagons and horses
wero overturned and trees torn up by
tlio roots all over tho city. Of the lat
ter some were large and had stood the
storms of neaily half a century.
Tho storm, by tho way, has given
fresh life to tho demand for under
ground wires as opposed to aerial tele
graph lines. General (lively of tho
signal odieo said he hoped this storm
would carry conviction to congress
that tho overhead wires ought to bo
abolished, except perhaps for local
A strong plea will bo mndo for un
deigiound wires when the government
once decides to establish the contem
plated postal telegraph system. Tho
expenditure would be very great at
first, of course, but in a fow years tho
money saved from the cost of repairs
would more than amount to the origi
nal outlay, so many think. Tho only
wiio in this city which withstood tho
storm was an underground postal tele
graph lino running to Baltimore.
Again this week tho senate was
treated to a batch of petitions pra ing
for prohibiten in the Districtof Colum
bia. AltL. . u no action has been ta
ken on tho locai option question hero
it is understood that several members
of tho Senate District Committee have
that subject under consideration, and
that a variety of plans have .been sug
gested. Thero is a strong sentiment
in favor of making every adult resident
of Washington, both male and female,
eligible to vote upon tho question.
It is also urged that tho question
shall bo so presented that if tho ver
dict of the people is not in favor of
prohibition they may have an oppor
tunity to state what solution of the
liquor question thoy prefer. Another
question under consideration is as to
whether high license legislation or oth
er action to decrease tlio number of sa
loons or remove tho worst features of
tho present system should bo taken,
pending tho proposed popular vote.
Tho latest tarill' bill introduced in
tho house was Air. Kandall's revenue
hill, upon which ho has been at work
and has employed tho ollbrtu of tariff
experts for many months. It strikes
out the tobacco tax, reduces tho whis
key tax and makes but small chango
in customs duties. Tho republican
leaders do not admit that thoy like it.
They will not say that they intend to
adopt it. Tho majority of tho demo
crats ridicule it.
Thero is a determined effort on tho
part of tho largo cigar manufacturers
to prevent any repeal or reduction of
the tax ou cigars. Petitions to this
end aro recoived every morning in tho
houso and referred to tho ways and
moans committee. They claim that
tho trade will bo seriously affected by a
repeal or reduction of tho tax, and that
tho wages of tho workingmcn will bo
decreased in consequence.
Among the senatorial speeches of tho.
week may bo mentioned that of Al'n.
Colquitt, of Georgia, highly endorsing,
tho president's tarill' message; that of
senator Peek on the donionitizution of
silver; senator Dolph's protection,
speech, declaring tho turifl' bill pre
pared by tho democratic majority of
tho ways and means committee to bo
destructive to every industrial interest
on tho Pacific coast.
Tho evangelization of Washington
has been begun in earnest, it would
scorn, by some of tho christian, workors
of tho fomalo sex. On last Sunday
afternoon tho dirty windows of tho
dingy old police court lighted an un
wonted scene. A placard on tho rail
ing in front of tho building announced
that tho WoinoiiH Christian Toinpor
anco Union would hold a temperance
meeting thero at threo o'clock. Whou
tho ladies entered and began tho ser
vices quite a crowd gathered to listen
Uishop Paret confirmed thirty-four
people at Ascension church ou last
Sunday. When thoy walked up to
tho chancel, among their number was
a single Chinaman, tho first of the race
to unite with a Christian church in
Washington. IIo was ono of tho pu
pils of tho Chinese Sunday-school
which 1ms been in operation at that
church for ovor a year. Ho united
with tho other candidates in the solonm
ronowal of tho baptismal vows and
kneeled at tho chancel rail between a
manlv-lookitie: Ameria-m nmt
girl dressed in puro whito. J. H. O