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THE OREGON SCOOT
AMOS K. JONES.
The Oregon Scout has as tardea circu
lation as any three jmpers in this scc-
lnn nf flip Stnti nnmhinnl nmi i in.
rcspondingly valuable as an advertising
f Friday, October H), ISSS
A Dastakih.y Attumit. A repor
ter of this paper was informed this
week by an employee on tho railroad
that the west bound passenger train
last Sunday, while about a mile tho
other side of Kamelia ran over a dyna
mite eartridge which had been placed
on one of the rails by home one. An
q explosion occurred widen damaged the
track considerably and knocked .the
flange off one of tho wheels, but fortu
nately the engine was not derailed.
Hanging is too good for ;i fiend in hu
man shape who is guilty of such an
Aniir.STED For. Lakckny. A young
man by the name of Van Horn, who
has been in this and Raker county for
some time past, selling fruit tes and
tirc-lightncrs, was arrested in Raker a
few days ago on jv warrant sworn out
in Justice Wilson's court, by ISIrs.
Frank Mitchell, of tho Cove, charging
him with the larceny of a pistol. He
was brought down Sunday and upon
examination he was discharged, it be
ing ascertained that he was not tho
man wanted The young man has the
reputation of being straightforward in
his dealings, and this little episode is
quite annoying to him.
Wkstwakd Bound. Yesterday ev
ening some iminigfttnts an old man
and his family iassed through town,
whoso outfit and mode of navigaon
attracted considerable attention. They
were all footing it, except the old man
who was seated in the wagon a di
lapidated afl'air to which was at
tached by mean.s of patched up har
ness, two old cows as wheelers. In
front of these were hitched a steer, and
little jackass that looked like he might
weigh about 7o pounds. Still in front
of these was hitched a superannuated
old mare, and in front of hcra fcoy
pulling on a rope. Where they came
from and what place is their destina
tion was not learned, as they looked
not to the right nor to the loft, and
did not pause in their march. We
judge that the old patriarch is tho
great grandfather of the celebrated
Eli family and will get there if you
give him time.
A Dismal Faimjhk. The effort
made by a few would-be bosses to
down Thk Scout has adted somewhat
in the manner of a boomerang. The
Scout has steadily increased in patron
age and circulation. We can truth
fully, say that there has never been a
Week that its list of subscribers was
not larger than it was the week before.
While a few not to exceed ten or fif
teen in all have seen fit to stop their
papers, at least live new subscribers for
each of those have been added.
While we arc sorry to lose any of our
i old patrons, it is gratifyingto have
theso new ones come in, and all the
more so as quite a large proportion of
them are men that are opposed to us
in polities, it shows that they are
liberal enough tollow us tho right to
our opinion, and fair enough to lend
ay man their assistance whom they
see assailed by a dirty and contemptible-
opposition. For thuscsmen we' en
tertain the liveliest feelings of friend
ship, and while thanking them for
bearing so patiently with the assaults
wo are making, editorially, upon what
they may believe to bo tho best side in
polities, we asflue them that, in a very
few weeks now, all this will cease and
Thk Scout will contain very little of
politics, but much of news and infor
mation that will be ol liitcreat.
Evidently a Fkaud. Within the
past week nearly every male citizen in
Union, as well as every other town in
the county, has received a circular
from a picture company in San Fran
cisco, asking tho receiver to send a
photograph to the firm for enlarge
ment. The following is an oxtract
from the circular that shows that the
firm is a frflad or overly generous: "Jf
you will send a photo of yourself or
anyionibcr of your family, wo will
make you a life-size crayon portrait,
free of charge. The only consideration
imposed on you will be that you ex
hibit it to yo'ur friends as a sampio of
our work, and thereby assist us in se
curing some orders. Also that you
promise to got it framed in a suitable
framo for a fine portrait, but of course
you will not allow a fine portrait to
stand around tin framed and have it
ruined. Wo trust you will not consid
er this a 'schemo' as it is not, but an
excellent way of placing a specimen of
our work in your vicinity. A guaran
ton nf tho return of photo is assured,
eo have no foar of losing it. This oiler I
is good for fifteen days. This will be .
a 'sampio portrait' worth $85. as fine
as can Ik- made." An exchange apeak-:
ing of this matter say- it i a fake. J
Afiorthe photograph U n-ni, anotlur ,
circular loiter will bo rccIwi t4tin,;
that the iortrit i nrarly timhd, and ,
that all they auk U thai you buy one ;
of thoir elegant (?) frainr. rn.it will ,
cost vou from $7 Ui $15, and J mx
tiino'o wlmt tho mtiue rticl i- w-rth
in a furnUurf Mora. The portrait i.
ohwip nfflur and "'"'' l,llmtv8
is a fiivimllo. Thi ! "" 11
worked it) the iwt f-r d
would Mlvi ullri-il r .: I Hfc i
ami alloUvi - ! " f-4Li"
. njropmition n Uu1 ov
j Union and Vicinity.
Ed. Bunker died nlxvo Ln Grande
on Wednesday morning.
A splendid assortment of picture
frames just received at Jones Bros '
Tho holidays will soon lc here and
the stores will bo full of elegant goods
to please the old as well as young
Tho Depot hotel is always supplied
with the best tho market affords, and
ovcrvthing is comfortable and home
like. Tho city olection will soon be on
hand. Probably there will not bo as
much interest taken in it as the presi
Levy Ins everything in tho general
merchandise line that is needed by
the fanner, stockman or minor. Call
on him and learn prices. They will
Jaycox & Foyer's good are about
all in and it is worth your time to look
through their establishment. Their
geflfcls are of the latest designs and
best quality. The prices will suit you.
J. F. McCracken, a farmer living
near Lo.dinc, was taken into custody
yesterday on a charge of insanity, but
on being examined before Judgo
Veasy, he was turned loose. Wallowa
Rails have now been laid twenty
eight miles east of Albany on the Ore
gon Pacific. The contract lias been
let for building the tunnel, which will
be worked during the winter. It is
thought that fifty miles of rail will bo
laid down east of Albany before the
The Union milling company have
found that at certain times during tho
year that there is not sufficient water
to run their machinery to tho be-t ad
vantage and to obviate the difficulty
have purchased a steam engine to use
when tho water is low. They have
been busily engaged this week, placing
tho engino in position, and hereafter
will be able to run tho mill night and
day at all timejof the year.
Mr. Tomp. Carroll has fully demon
strated that there is no better paying
business than farming when pursued
intelligently and for all there is in it.
This week ho sold to the Union Mili
um Company wheat to the amount of
$2,200 at (!0 cents per bushel. In
order to facililato the removal of it to
the mill, he bought an extra wagon of
F. M. Slocum, the implement dealer,
and is now busily engaged in deliver
A young man by the name of Clias.
Kicks was brought over from La
Grande on Tuesday by Ed. E. Cafes,
and lodged in the county jail in do
fault of $500 bail which he had failed
to furnish as requested by Justice
Ellsworth of that place. Tho charge
against the young man is larceny of
horses. He has a brother also under
arrest in Umatilla county upon tho
same charge and a warrant is out for
All housekeepers sh. uld know that
sugar btiilefS with an acid, if it be but
three minutes, will be converted into
glucose, which is tho form sugar
found in sweet apples. One pound of
sugar has as much sweetening power
as two and ono quarter pounds of
glucose. In other words, one pound
of sugar stirred into the fruit after it
is cooked, and while it is yet warm,
will make tho fruit as sweet as two
and one quarter pounds added while
the frit is boiling.
Iti8gaid the Rev. (!. M. Irwin, who
bought the Bull's Head saloon for
$0,000, sold the same a few hours af
terwards for $2a00 to Adam Crossman.
It would lake a man along time to get
rich on speculations of that kind. La
Grande Journal. We think it was
several days afterward that ho sold tho
saloon to Crossman. Doubtless a
prayerful consideration of the matter
over Sunday impelled him to get rid
of tho business at a sacrifice of $i,500.
It certainly speaks well for his head
if not for his busiffess qualifications.
One by one our Uniou boys are
coming to tlio lroni. mi; j. m. uar-
roll is tho latest. Last week at Salem,
with several other young law students,
after a rigid examination, ho was ad
mitted to the bar. Wo are pleased to
nolo that while sevoral of the students
passed the examination but inditlcr
ently well, Mr. Carroll answeicd all
questions propounded with a quick
ness and intelligence that evinced a
thorough knowledge of the subject
and was highly complimented on the
same. lie is associated in business
with Mr. 15. F. Wilson, ex-county
clerk, under tho firm name of Carroll
it Wilson. Wo especially recommend
theso younpgmon to tho public as be
ing painstaking, prompt and thorough
Our suggestions, made a abort timo
ago, that wo needed a plug hat in our
buainww in order to fciiccoBefully com
peto with our esteemed contemK)rary
across the way, was not hoeded by our
friends and those who should have in
torestod themselves in tho mattor, so
wo bought, while in Portland last week,
n silk dicer as a mate for our Cleveland
tilo. This will onablo us to write with
greater freedom and cover a larger area
of ground, to to speak, and ourpations
will doubtlo observe a marked im
provement in Tub Scout hereafter.
The hat will aUo bo a purport to soci- j
vty that we have not been used to lu re-
toftuf. Wenotued that the conduct
tors on the train linked upon us with
nsifct not iiiiuiixd with awe, and
. v .i i i . I.. i
luat t'Wli m -itru.- ihh wcuuny kiiu
influential priori- i the l'ul'nuii ilue-
per., v hi , ner.ilU i-taiid a!o"f from
the ' liHIiull lied, uddr -f 'd II.- on
keVt-tal ut;ia;uUtf ull-l tUUf UIuIiIIImI
to tegurd Ua on an equal. ThU pleated
u very mui h. Like our fri ud Wil
liam .Se, We are 1 1 ' niiiaiMte III tllM
n ..ld .mil jei.jib hj W.utl.. ht
Inn wah ii HUM tie.it u-.o, .u i qual,
Jur the tunc buui at loant.
Personal and Social.
Mr. Ike Coble, of Big creek, was in
Mr. Alex Jones returned from Port-
land, yesterday. ,
Mrs. F. F. Baker arrived from the
east last Monday.
I Mr. James Lewis, formerly of this
city, is now a papa,
Jas. llendershott, of tho Cove, was
in town, Wednesday.
Mr. L. IJ. Holmes, of the Cove, was
in town yesterday.
Mr. John Bates, of High valley,
made us a visit, Friday.
'Squire Tucker, of Lower Powder,
was in town, Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Mitchell, of the Cove,
visited Union, Tuesday.
Mr. G. W. Moody, of Eaglo valley,
was in town yesterday.
Mr. M P. McHanicl, of tho Covo,
visited Union. Wednesday.
Tho genial Thus. Keating, of Keat
ing, was hi town yesterday.
Mr. Rudolph and Jacob llugg, of
Sumnierville, were in the city Monday.
Attorney.?. W. Shelton visiiol Port
land tliis week on matters of business.
j Mr. Frank Carpenter made us a
! nlcnsant, anil substantial visit. Sntiir-
Mr. John Lindsay, formerly of La
Grande, is now located at Boiso Citv,
Mr. J. W. Strickland orders his pa
per changed from Union to Medical
Mr. J. W. Snyder, postmaster at
Elgin, hot our thanks for favors ex
tended. Mr. S. Cover, of Eaglo valley, called
on us yesterday and subscribed for
Mr. Peter Goyetto called on us this
week. Peter sports a Cleveland hat
in fine style.
Mr. Jas. IT. Chandler, of Pine valley,
made this office a friendly call the
fore part of the week.
Mr. Geo. Betroth, of Pino valley,
called at this office Monday and sub
scribed for The Scout.
9lr. Peter W. Burns writes lo havo
his Scout changed from Buena to
North San Diego, Cal.
Mrs. Henry Bnnyon, of Washington
Territory, is visiting hor sister, Mrs.
Bemillard, of this city.
Mr. J. Bendshaddler, of Elgin, sends
us $1.50 and requests hfs name added
to tho subscription list of The Scout.
Mr. 1). J. Sunders, tho postmaster
at New Bridge, called on us yesterday.
His name was added to our subscrip
The skating rink was opened again
this week and teemed to havo about
as much interest for tho young people
Mr. A. Burden,, of North Powder,
came down Tuesday and took back a
load of apples. Wo acknowledge a
Mr. L. B. Hunter, an old subscriber
of Tifti Scout has changed his resi
dence from Citrus, Los Angeles county
Cal. to San Louis Obispo.
Miss. Mathieu, tho dressmaker, will
take her departure in a few days for
La Grande where she will probably
reside for solno time.
Mr. A. I'. Greener, Mr. F. A. Daw
son and Mr. I. N. Pancake, of J'ino
valley, wore in the city tho foro part of
the week, laying in supplies.
Marriage licenses were issued this
week to II. W. Stevens and Xhncnia
Sanborn; A. K. Graham and Sarah C.
Hand; II. C. Kinehart and Jennie E.
Mr. Bobt. I lilts, formerly of tTi'ia
city, but now of Stevens county, W.
T., anived the foio part of tho week
on a visit to relative and friends. Ho
is looking well.
Mr. I). D. Fagan, who is engaged in
collecting data for a history of tho
Pacific nul l Invest, was in Union dur
ing tho week. Wo acknowledgo a
pleasant visit from tho gentleman.
Mi', Frank Collins writes to' havo
his Scout changed from Sumnierville
to Boise City, 1. T. Wo are sorry to
have Frank leave this country, and
hope that ho will soon got enough of
"furrin lands" and return.
It. i? seen from tho Baker City Ko
veille that G. C. Israel, tho lawyer,
who has a numhor of crimes to answer
for, committed during his i&starrcd
career, ranging from murder down,
haB gono to Australia with Sells Bros.'
( Mr. and Mrs. Gum Warren, Mr. A.
T. Xcill. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs.
Alta Benson, Mr. John Blizc, Mr. Geo.
Gignac, Mr. Wm, Italoy and others
who havo been in attendance at tho
Portland Mechanics' fair returned
home this week.
Mr. It. T. Langrcl, Mr. M. A. Scott,
.Mr. J. li. Scott, Mr. Wm. Hart, Mr.
Jas. II. Chandler and Mr. Freeman
Steele, of Pino valley, were in town
this woek on their way to tho land
office to prove up on tluir claims.
They roport everything flourishing in
Joseph Staudley, a noted tcout,
hunter, trapper and Indian fighter,
who formerly lived in Grande itondo
valley, hut who has been away in tho (
fimuier of Texa fur tho last fifteen i
yeara, arrived in Union last Tuesday
and is no iv visiting the old time friends
oHus early and adventurous life.
Mr. Frank Ho.s, of High valloy,
oamo in this week and replenished our
treasury mnewhat He says tho prin
cipal aiiiiiftitnonl now in High valloy
in the huoiii)f maudicw. A regular
t wilt Uke pUce at Turn Wilkin
Mui' to-morrow. It in hard to gut
u way with the High vrtlloyitOd when
it wmwlo maihdiatttnkii'.
A money order was received vester-1
j day for a subscription to Tun Scout to j
Charles Cole, San Quontin, Cal. Now
we are not acquainted with Charley,
1,1 w 11111 " ll"
Muc uuu ihh on iiie lusiiio i'i uiai
institution. Were he on the inside he
would have subscribed for tho Whang
doodle. All of our subscribers are
good men and true, and tho piQily
gates of the New Jerusalem are await
Mr. A. E. Katon and w returned
last week after an extended visit to
friends and relatives in the eastern
states. Their'many fiiends are glad
to have them back again. Mr. Katon
succeeded in selling his horses at good
prPes although the market is dull.
Since returning he has icceived infor
mation that his brother, who has been
sick for some time, is worse and not
expected to live. The trip was of
great benefit to Mrs. Eaton who was
not very well when sho left, but is now
in good health and loooking extremely
Mr. G. F. Hall, M. of F. of the Blue
Mountain Lodge, No. 28, K. of P.,
received, this week, an elegant jewel
or badge, presented lo him by (J. W.
Jett, Grand Chancellor of the Juris
diction of Oregon, for having a clear
report at the el of each term, Mr.
Hall beingthoonly M. of F. in tho
slate whoso report did not show de
linquents. The jewel is T)f silver and
gold, elegantly engraved with the
name of the donor ami recipient and
other appropriate inscriptions. Mr.
fllall is justly proudof this token of
regard ami recognition oi services wen
performed (frhocwcl was piosontod
in open lodge by Past Chancellor O. F.
Bell, who made a short, but eloquent
and well timed speech, which was ac
knowledged as became the recipient.
Mr. W. A. Townsend and wife, for
merly of this city, are now located at
Fairvicw, twelve miles this side of
Portland, and havo a comfortable
home which they have succeeded in
building up during tho past four or
five years. When Mr. Townsend
bought tho place, containing Kill
acres, it was inmost entirely covered
with underbrush and trees, hut he has
succeeded in getting it nearly all
cleared ifiul most of it under cultiva
tion. The soil is extremely rich and
all kinds of vegetables gro)V to an im
mense size, and a ready cash market
is found for them in l'ortland. Mr.
T(fwnsend farms on scientific princi
ples and if. is a pleasure to go through
his place. His stables are models of
neatness and fitted with every econom
ical device. Ho has just finished a
brick dairy wlflch is supplied with a
steam engine for churning and other
purposes. Water is brought through
tho dairy in pipes, and by means of a
hydraulic ram is forced to tho resi
dence higher up on tho hill and tho
kitchen and rooms well supplied.
Tho milk and tftuter obtained from
12 cows this year ho told for $1,1100.
Ho intends to build a silo soon, and
says by that means ho will bo able to
have green feed for his cows tho year
round and will not pasUiro them at
all. In addition to his farming and
dairying, Mr. Townsend is extensively
engaged in supplying tho O. R. & N.
company with wood. He has ijbout
finished a contract for delivering 12,
000 cords. Tilt's summer he has had
between (JO and 70 men in his employ.
County Court Proceedings.
License granted toChasSchiedhauer
to sell spirituous liquors in tho town
of North Powder, for a poriod of six
Resignation of J. D. Corbett as Jus
tice of tho Peace of La Grando precinct
accepted and David Kelley appointed
to fill tho vacancy.
In the matter of establishing cortaiiT
section coi ners in road district No. (i,
Cove ; ordered that tho county survey
or re-establish tho corners as shall bo
directed by tho supervisor of said dis
trict. Tax levy for the yar 1888 was made,
to wit: For county purposes, l.'l mills;
contingent, 2 mills; school, 5 mills.
Miss Nadio Ilolcomh and Miss Ida
Porry appointed to fill scholarships in
tho State University.
M. J. Glass allowed $78 for keeping
Albert Basket, a pauper, for (5 months.
IlUCKMCN'S AllNICA H.VI.Vi:.
Tub Bkst SalvcId tlio world for Cuts,
Hnilbus, Sores, Ulcers, Salt lUicuin. Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positive
ly cures Piles, or no pay required. It is
g larauteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
mony refunded. I'rico 25 rents per box.
For Sale ut Wright's drug store.
Itov. Thos. MacGuiio will preach at
tho Presbyterian church every Sunday
at II o'clock, i M.
LOWELL. In tJiis citv, Thursday. Oct.
1 1 tli . 188.S, to tho wifo of Mr. Jiiinot Low
ell, a daughter.
STHVENK SAKIJOHN. At the resldeneo
oi the bride s parents, cove, weuiicsiiny,
Oct. 17, 1838, Mr. II. V. Stevens and Miss
Xlmciilt Sunburn, Rev. Ellis officiating.
Tun Scour acknowledges receipt of a gen
erous slice of tlioSveddhiK cuko, and wivheH
the young couple all the hupphiess imagi
JIAYNES. In this city, Monday morning.
Oet. Ifiih, IbM, itftcr a brief illue, Capl.
Klytle Uaynei, aged 71 yours.
Deceased w an an old roniduiitof this place
ami whh an uprlb'ht und bonost man, buy
ing a hot of friends and no mieniUrf tlmt
we were uwuro of. Many iooiilo through
out the county will regret to luuirof hU
Uuuth. Tlio reiiinhii Mere luttrrtd hi tlio
'Ji IB MR
B. M. LOMBARD, -:-
Low Rates, No
?"Tiiosc who consult their own interests will call on me before borrowing.
OFFICE IN "JOURNAL" BUILDING.
Wlici cash is pnM down at time or sale,
will he made. For further particulars, cull
At the Store of Adolph Levy.
FALL and WINTER GOODS,
MENS' YOUTHS' and BOYS' CLOTHING.
Overcoats, from tho Smallest to tho Largest,
BOOTS, SHOES and SL1PP13KS, in Endless ViuietieM,
Ladies' Misses and Childrens'
CLOAKS, WRAPS AND JACKETS,
Too NunioiotiH to Describe,
All the Latest and Best Novelties in Dress
Goods, Hosiery and Furnishing Goods,
MENS' CELEBRATED ENGlfSH WALKENPHAST SHOES, ALSO
Misse?and Children's Only Genuine Chicago School Shoes.
gJgTln order to get first choice, como early and secure bargains for your mon
ey, as I will givo you your money's worth, and will not bo undersold.
I keep the best, only, and warrant every
thing as represented.
Just Received, Direct from tho East, a Large Invoico of LADIES' and
MISSES' CALFSKIN SHOES, tho Rest Ever brought to this Market.
-Also a Fine
GENT'S -:- FURNISHING -:- GOODS.
IWy Prices will suit the times. Drop in and weenie.
C. VINCENT, Main Street, Union, Or.
wmm lira" aid m ml
(OPPOSITE CENTENNIAL HOTEL.)
J. S- ELLIOTT, - Proprietor.
Everything First Class. Tonus Very Ileugonablc.
Buss to and Eiom the Depot Making Connection with all Trains.
FUR N ITU R
Wilson & Miller,
Sash, Doors and
Keeps Constantly on bund a Largo Supply of
Bedding, Desks, Office Furniture, ..etc..
All klmUof l'urnlturti Mudu,
LA GRANDE, OGN.
1 have for sain at my' place
10 per cent, discount from tho rocular price
on or udtircss; .1 X. MITCHELL,
Tolocasct, Union I tiunty Oregon.
ami Dealers lu-
Parlor ai Bed
mid UplioUtorlnx dono tu order,, .