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THE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS K. JON'ES,
T7i Orron Scout has as large a circu
lation as any tu-o papers in this sec
Hon of the State, combined, and is cor
respondingly valuable as an advertising
Friday, December 2S, 1SS8
Look Out For Them.
Quite a number of swindlers seem to
be traveling over the country now. They
represent nearly every kind of business
and arc usually slick talkers. It is not
a good idea to buy from strangers when
you can deal with persons you know,
and no farmer should sign any paper
however harmless it may look. Ordi
nary looking receipts and contracts'
have been known to turn up in short
time as an ironclad note in the hands
of an "innocent purchaser." The pa
pers report swindling fruit tree agents
abroad. Look out for them, as they are
liable to appear at any time Their
game is to sell very ordinary trees at a
high piico by representing that they
arc of superior quality. There may
be honest strangers abroad, but it is
better to buy of parties with whom you
are acquainted. Eugene Guard.
Don't I'orgut lis.
Don't forget the editor when you
have a good item. If your wife drives
you out of the house with a broom
stick, lot us know of it and we will set
it right before tho public. If you have
visitors, tell us if you arc not ashamed
of thujn. If a youngster arrives at
your house, buy a quarter's worth of
cigars and call on us for an appropri
ate name. If you have a social gather
ing of friends, bring around a big cake
a lot of pics, a hnm, etc., Not neces
sarily to cat but as a guarantee of good
faith, and wo will supply any little de
ficiency in the eyes of the public ; you
need not bother about inviting us as
our wardrobe is a little out of order.
A Wnather I'orf-cast.
Prof. Blake, the great Kansas weather
prophet, gives especial forecasts of
weather for Oregon and tho coast:
He says our temperature for December
will be normal and rainfall less than
usual ; for January, temperature nor
mal and much larger than usual ; for
February, colder than usual and mod
crate rainfall ; March rather cool and
wet in more northern parts. He says
for the whole United States .January
will witness the greatest snowfalls
known for many years, begining the
last of December or the first of Janu
ary. Paste these predictions in your
hat and see il Prof. Hlake knows any
thing about it.
In Missouri hugging circles have
been introduced. A paper gives the
following scale of prices : Girls under
1P, 25c for each hug one minute; from
lfi to 20 years of age, "0e; from 20 to
25, 75c : schoolma'ams, 40c; widows,
according to looks, from 10c to $2 ;
old maids, lie a piece or two for a nick
el, and not any limit of time. Minister
arc not charged. Editors pay in ad
vertising, but are not allowed to par
ticipate until everybody else gets
AVlio WnnUTo Unlne Tubacco'.'
Sen. Dolph has cau.-cd the following
card to bo inserted in a Portland paper:
"My quota of tobacco seed for distribu
tion is 300 papers. I desire to place
them in the hands of people who want
them, and would bo obliged if you
have a local item Inserted in tho Oro
gonian stating that the seed will be
sent to persons who request it."
Having told my blacksmith shop nnd
tools to C. C. Coflinberry, unci intending to
move from this place in a short time, it
becomes necessary to collect all outntaiid
inj; accounts at once. A .'ettleinent must
bu made and all interested may govern
thcmsilves accordingly. The accounts will
be found at theollico of J. K. Crites. Come
to the center. I-Vfc. JoiiN)o.
Jungle Cooper Shop.
S. B. Ayles, proprietor. Manufac
turer of butter barrels and kegs. A
good nupply always on hand. Shop
south of school hotibe, Union, Oregon.
A toilet luxury in every reflect, Ayer'r,
Hair Vigor never fulls to restore the youth
fill freshness and color to failed and g-ay
hair. It also eradicates dandruir and pie.
vents the hnlr from falling.
There will be sendees at St John's Kpls
copal church next Huudny at 11 a m, The
church will be decorated with evergreens
in honor of the Xmas tide, aud tho Holy
Communion will be admlnUterod. A cor
dial invitation is extended to all.
Sheriff" Hamilton of Union county W an
n&plrunt for the United State Martdnd
ship of Oregon. A petilillon htw been
in circulation in this city for the pait few
dayes BaWr City Democrat.
Gntlipred tip liy The Scout nut! llrnnght
The county court will meet one week
from ne:0 Monday.
A Portland paper estimate that one di
vorce suit a day is begun in that city.
A Miingle mid will be put In operation at
Elgin, by the lirst of next March by Mr. H.
There will be a social dance, New Year's
night, at Davis' hall. A cordial invitation
extended to all. .
All book accounts arc being cloicd at tho
Cove drug store. Call and settle your over
due bill at once.
Vc are litrece?;, of a bound copy of
Ayer's Almanac for 1SS0, embracing
edition in ten languages.
Wo are in receipt of an elegant calendar
forSU from the ltusol it Morgan printing
company, of Cineinati, Ohio.
The Christmas good still remainitfg in
Joncx Ilro'.s stoic will be sold at greatly re
duced prieei.' Now is your chance.
1D.030 pounds of wool belonging to Ploch &
Draper, w a sold .-old to Koshland Pro's
Portland, at 1 L- a pound, on Dec. l.'Sud.
The west bound passenger train, last
Wednesday, ran into a bund of chcvp in
I'vle can) on and kiili'd a number of them.
Tho Pendleton city election passed oil"
quietly. This information is not gleaned
from the Ua-t Ori-gonian, but it is correct
According to a decision of a Kansas judge
both hu-duiul an 1 wile are entitled to en
ter a place of amuemeut on a ticket read
ing 'Admit one."
If this istuo of Tub Scout Is not up to i!
usual standard, attribute it to the Christ
mas testives which tin; newspaper men like
to enjoy at well as other people.
A petition its being circulated and numer
ously signed at Kuterprise, Wallowa coun
ty, to have that place incorporated at the
next session of the legislature.
A sumptuous Now Year's dinner will be
served at the Don Ton restaurant, price 00
cents. Dinner every Sunday, price uoets;
meak at all other times, IS cents.
Tho county clerkship contested in Uma
tilla county has been decided by the su
preme court in favor of Hartmau. The
decision was rendered by Judge l,'rd.
The 'eclipse, of the sun, next Tuesday,
will bu an interesting event The eclipse
from this point, will be almoit total, and
will ocuurabout one o'clock p. m.
The mammoth illustrated New Year's
last Orcgoiiian, promises to be a magnifi
cent edition. The Kan Orcgoiiian Is a pa
per that should bo supported by every resi
dent of ICastern Oregon.
Physicans prescribe Ayer' s Sarsaparilla
cases of scrofula, aud in every form of
chronic disease, because this medicine is
safer to take, and is more highlyconcentra
ted, than any other preparation. It can
always be depended upon as un effective
A private Christmas tree was set up at
the resideuse of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Thomp
son in North Union, on ChrUtmas eve
which was richly ladden with gifts, for the
children of the family and some of the
neighbors who were invited to participate
in tho festive s.
Hyron said that when a man dies, "Upon
his tomb is seen, not what he was but what
he should have been." Widow Harris, of
Topeka, does not deserve tho sarcasm. Mr.
Harris died of the "jim-jams,'' and Mrs.
Harris had a mas of writhing snakes car
ved on his tombstone with tho epitaph,
"Died of delirium tremens. '
The pri.o drawing at Mesdames Bidwell
it lienson's took place on the 2."th. The
lirst prize, a salin.toilet set, was drawn by
Mrs. M. Springer; tho second prize,
a table searf, was drawn by Maggie
Vancil; the. third prize, a hand painted ti
dy, 'was drawn by Carrie Skill'; the fourth
prize, a lambrepiin, wn drawn by Mrs
Marshall; thelifih prize, a todet set, was
drawn by Mrs. Bradford.
We understand that the Paker county
coinmis-ioiievs have roplaced tho bridge
crossing Powder river, at Saunders' with a
new structure costing $!K)0 This has been
done by them without eounciliug the Union
county comini-n oncs. and entirely with
out their knowledge. This U- all right pro
viding they do nut make a demand on this
county for haif the expense, which we have
an idea they will have thech.'ck to do.
Christinas day was duly eel bratcd in this
city by old and young and all seemed to be
merry and happy. The masquerade ball
came ff the evening before and the theat
rical cntcrlaiiiine on Christmas night. It is
worthy of note that while we have three
churches in this city, not a bell was rang
nor religious services of any kind were held
and as for Christmas tries they were never
thought of. Church affairs seem to lie sad
ly out of joint here, but old Santa Clans
was duly honored nevertheless.
A correspondent of the Wallowa Chief
tain, writing from Enterprise. Wallowa
county, says: "Last Sunday night A.J.
Heckclhimor entered the houso oi Mr. Sols-
berg, and driving the old gentleman from
the huitkc with a revolver, attempted to
commit an indecent assault upon his wife,
Sol sberg obtained aid, and finully gained
possesion of his own riileure, Hcckcl
iilmer ulso threw a brick through one of
the windows of the houso, completely
demolishing it. For all this he was brought
before .Instil o Whitakor on the chargo of
disorderly conduct last Monday, and was
lined ;0ondeo ts,"
Young llrookliis of S'orih Powder comes
to the front miwi. It miciih thut Gover
nor I'c movir won! I not grant a rorpiiniliou
for him. and noolll or buin? sent O bring
him back, he bus turned in a id mind the
sherifl of tho county of New York who ar
retted him. for fc'OOO daniaces. This being
the state of affairs our Governor has grant
ed tho roijuisiiinii, and Shoriir Hamilton or
one of bis deputies will irnmudiatfly tart
after tint culprit, who will p'obubly find out
before he i-through with It Hint it wou'd
have lhr letter f r Idm h d ho not 1 miW
arad af crifi ht-'ongiru iotle fU riff, nr
J unv litt! article, around a farm Louse on
John .lark nnil Aimtr l'lrniliv
The rarest treat of the season was given
to the people of Union on Christinas night
by the above named artists, who appeared
at Wright's hall, and for a few hours in
comic and tragic representations, and
choice musical selections, held the mirror
tip to Nature, with fidelity rarely witnessed
in towns of this sin. So far as our limited
experience goes, and the opinion of com
latent critics which we have read, bears us
out lu It, John Jack and Annie Kirniin
have no superiors on the dramatic stage
to-day. Mr. Jack seems not to have failed,
but rather inereaed in the extraordinary
powers which so delighted the theatre-ru
ing people of Oregon some ten or twelve
years ago. Annie Kirmin is n charming
as ever, and equallv versatile in comedy
anil tragedy. Tragody, however, seems to
bcher forte, II tr cha-aetcrization of Ju'iet,
in the sleep portion scenes of Shakepear' s
immortal play, was the perfection of his
trionic art. and was witnessed with breath
less attention. Little Arthur Kirmin-Jack
inherit- the gtnious of his parents, and en
tertained the audience with several excel
lent songs. The audience was not large,
which, to say the lcat of it, was not cred
itable to the intelligence and good taste of i
our peop'e. hut an excuse Is round for them
in the fact that the entertainment was
not advertised but about twenty-four hours
in advance of the time set, and a great
many being in'attcndanct' at tho masquer
ade ball tho night before, did not feel like
attending. Another .cause, and not the
least one, is the beastly condition of the
hall at tlds tinio of the year. The facili
ties for warming it are not sullielcut, and
people very properly dislike to attend any
thing taking place in it. Mr. Jack, howev
er, took all thee thing.' into consideration,
and was not displeased with Ins reception
by our people. Ho promises to vMt us
again, with a full company, and should he
do so, will be warmly welcomed.
Tlici Want tho Knrth.
We are informed tint the citizens of La
Grande held a meeting last Saturday for
the purpose of taking steps to induce the
coining legislature to pass an act submit
ting the re-location of the county, seat of
this county to a vote of the people. Just
what steps arc to be taken we did not
learn, but as one mouther of a bankrupt
firm ol that place was on our streets this
week and exhibited a petition to that effect,
we presume the work is in active opera
tion. Now wc.don't blame our friends over
there for wanting the county seat, and the
whole earth if they could get it, but are
somewhat amused at the immensity of
their gall in striving for the unattainable.
We understand that they dug up tho Hot
Lake and moved it to Lu Grande last week;
that their purpose is to move Mount Fanny
over there during the next few days, and
then immediately commence on the county
scat. If we are not all transported over
there before our next issue, wo shall, if we
arc permitted to do so, in our feeble
protest against this abrupt way of doing
Cupid n Cnpurs.
Union was the scene of quite a romantic
elopement on Christmas day, a young man
by the name of Davis front Wallowa coun
ty, and a daughter of Mr. Paddy Miles, of
Dig creek, being the chief actors 1 1 seem
that the young man had been forbidden to
pay his addresses to the girl, by her parents,
and had, seemingly, obeyed their cruel de
mands, and absented himself. They, think
ing that everything was all serene, per
mitted the girl, in company with a young
man of that vicinity, to attend the ball in
this city on Christmas eve. It scents that
she had apprised Davis of her movements,
and he came to town also. Ncit morning
lie secured a buggy, and the girl, eluding
her e.-cort,got in and was taken toTelocas
et, where the pair to k tho train for Idaho,
where they arc now, no doubt, enjoying the
sweets of married life. Thedrauia wilt not
be completed, however, till they comeback
penitent, and arejfor given, which will prob
ably be in a few days.
Last Monday a painter named Geo. Gibson
while at work on the paper cornico of Chal
lhs's two story brick building, fell to the
side walk below. When first picked up he
was lif lo'is, but soon recovered, since which
time h has lingered between hope and de
spair, with more hopeful symptoms as we
go to press. His injurioi are two broken
bones in tlie arm, fracture of the shoulder
blade, collar bono and sonic of tho lower or
floating ribs. The extent of the internal
injuries cannot be ascertained. Tho family
of tho unfortunate man live in La Grande.
He is under the medical trcatmont of Drs.
Dames and Lang. We saw a petition in
circulation for tho benefit of this injured
man, upon which had been subscribed and
paid over f'i&'j.OO. It Is pleasant to have
one' i lot cast with those whoso sympathy
meets the calamity, as far as it can.- Wal
Hin Tcaehnr's Institute,
The teachers' institute convened in this
city yesterday, and is now in session. Tho
term promises to bf an extremely Intcres
ting one, and in our next issue it will be
reported in full. Following are the names
of the teachers In attendance: J. L. Car
ter, superintendent, M. L. Forrester, Miss
K. Hldwc'l, M. T. f'onklin, K. II. Couklin,
Miss Sarah Chrisman, C. K, Oliver, A, K.
TutUe, Miss Winnie IPakeslee, Terry Tut
1 1 -. II. W. Hufl'man, Mi-s Ida Davis, A.
J H ickeit. Mls Ida Johnson, Miss Susie
I Mooic, J. It. Niival, Mlts H iiinah Heevcs,
j M. G. Iloyd, Miss Lois Stewart, Win Smith,
i Miss Mary Cochran. J. L. Corpe, L. Couch,
A. Dudly, A It Draper, G. It. Hull', F. 8.
ISuul.lun'n Arnica Kulvn.
Tint IIwt Salvi: in the world f ir (Juts,
Bruises, horon, Ulccra, Suit Hbeuin, Fever
Sortjs, TV tier, Chapped Iliuidi, Chilb'nliH,
Corn, and all SM IC-urt n-, ai d pa I
id.i'ly ' tir. i','ripi re d od It
i-ill rj 'n. o g - p mi s ' action,
or m"tiy r. ftr di i I'r co J ccuVt pur
f box. Fot ule ut Drcrwu'u drug tTwru.
Tho Sront' WfUt' IiiKpprtinn nnit Ito- J
port of rrH'inW orr Dutv. i
Mr. lhicy Lynch, of Tclocaset, called on
Mr. Guy Decker, of Telocasct, called on
Mr. Jos. Carroll, of North Powder, was
in town over Christmas.
Dr. Strange, of It Gr iuda, visited Union
the fore part of the week.
Mr. Win. Small called on us this wool;
and subscribed for Tin: Sioct.
Mr. Wm. Smith and wife, of the Cove,
visited Union. Wednesday.
Mr. S. S. Doothe and wife, of Plnud City,
were visitors to Union this week.
Mr. Win. Cates, the'Nasby of Taloc.net,
was in the city a few days ago.
Hon. James Heudershott was up from
the Cove the fore part of the week.
Mr. L0D. Hasgartyand Mr. .1. C. Honey,
of the Cove, called on us, Monday.
Mr. Lou neiitillard came down from
Butte City, Montana, a few days ago.
Mr. Cy. Prceott and wife, of Pyle can
yon, were in the city a few days ago.
Mr. A. V.. Raton Ins Won suffering con
siderably, this week, with a sor.- ban 1.
Miss Gracie Mea 'liam of the Cove, w.is
visiting friends iu litis city during the week
Hon. Dunham Wright, wife, ami daugh
ter, of Medical S prings, visited Union this
Mr. Andy Harris ami wife, of tho Cove,
spent several days, this week with friends
Mr. A. V. Oliver and Mr. W.J. Townly ,
of Sangor, were down and spent Christmas
in this city. .
Mr. Clias. McClure, of La Grande, was
in town this week. He never forgets to
call on us when here.
Mr. Buruam Nell', Mr. William Anthony
and Mr. lti.bt. Haines, of North Powder,
visited Union this week
Mr. James Graham, of Martindale, Mon
tana, added his name to the subscription
list of Tin: Scout this week.
Mr. Chas, Duncan, of Medical springs,
and Mr. N, C. Love, of Lower I'owder,
were in the city, Christmas day.
Mr. .left Davis called on us, Wednesday,
and subscribed for Tin: Scoct, to be sent to
Mr. James Pitcher, North Powder.
Mr. George Beard called at our office
this week and ordered Tur.Scoi'T sent to
D. T. Tcmpleton, Wadsworth, Nevada.
Mr. D. H. Lee and his son, Haner, of
Big creek, were in Union, Tuesday. We
acknowledge a pleasant visit from them.
Mr. George Bcidleinun is now employed
in the sheriirs olllee, having been appoint
ed a special deputy by ShcrilT Hamilton.
It is reported that Hon. L. 11. Ison will
soon resign the position as circuit judge of
the sixth judicial district because of his
The masquerade ball on Christmas eve
was a grand success, over 5)0 numbers
being sold. It was voted by all the most
enjoyable affair we have had for a long
Mrs. P. A. Mahairev, of La Grande, has
ordered an elegant monument for hor hus
band. The monument will be a pillar of
Scotch granite three feet square at the base
and nine feet high.
Mr. John Dobbins called and subscribed
for The Scout a few (lavs' ago. Ho start
ed, Monday, for Highland Springs, i,akc
county, California, and will probably not
return till next March. He has not been
in good health for some lime and thinks
the springs above mentioned will benefit
him. His numerous friends sincerely hopo
We want every person indebted to us to
call and settle by the frrst of tho year. Wo
will take oats, wheat or barjey or the
cash, ho come to the front without delay.
We mean business and must havo what i
due us. Bknho.v Bkos,
SI I OHM A K Kit. AI the Cove, Union conn
ty, Oregon, Dee. 'JOtli, 18sM, Huldah K.
Shoemaker, aged 27 years, 10 months and
Deceased was born in Wasco county.
Oregon, February IS. 1801. From there
her parents, Mv, aud Mrs. P. W. Williams,
moved to Douglas county iu 1801. Sho
came, with her uncle from Looking Glass,
Douglass county, to Cove on the 2Gth of
October, 185, on a visit and formed an
acquaintance with Wm. Shoemaker and
they were united in marriage May 'J, PW).
She was honored by all from childhood up
and loved most by thoso who knew her
best. Her hnsband, while arranging the
pillows, spoke encouraging words, but sho
was doubtful of her recovery and told him
not to worry. On the eve before her death
one of the neighbor ladies, iu taking lcve,
said : "I hid you good bye. I hope you
will be better to-morrow." She replied:
"I hope so as I have something to live for.'
She leaves a husband and two small chil
dren, the youngest but. a few days old, to
mourn her loss.
She wus but as a smile
Which glistens in n tear;
Seen but a little while,
But Oh! how loved, how dear.
Shed not for her tho bitter Icq,
Nor give tl e heart to vain regret.
'Tis but the casket thst lies here,
The gem that filled it sparkles yet.
Kosehurg papers please copy.
CARP OK THAVKH.
The bereaved husband extends his heart
felt thanks, which words eannotcxprt.s. to
his rulativos and ne:ghbors for their assist
ance iu his late wife's illncs.
SHIJJLD.-v-Iu Joseph. Deo. 17, 18, Hob
ert Leslie, son of Mr. and M's. C, It.
Shields, aged 2 years ami 10 month.
Thu J'lnomo' this little hov wn in unov-pret.-.l
tbm "i.r pcoj-'e toa d hA-dly rnlu
t!i, t the hcivy hml of a&ttaum bud aunt)
ilt! ih' coiMroniii'y. fa th bcrctvwl
purmiM we Li m i our hutrtfelt yiiipuiUy,
TO CLOSE OUT
I will sell my mammoth stock of
E. J.COUPER, -
Mrs. Ij. B. Jvinohart, Prop.
Just opened in tho hiick building adjoining .Jsiycox fc Foster's store, Main
SUcot. Union, n full and complete assortment of
Which arc Now Open For Inspection by the Ladies.
IMUCES ON GOODS HUIU'KIKINGliY LOW.
In'addition to tlio above, a. complete lino of HOOTS and SHOES will ho
kept in Htock.
A Share of the Public Patronage Solicited.
L. J. IJOOTIUC,
Livery, Feed, Sale and Train Stable.
(Next door to court house, and opposite I'nion City Hotel.)
Double and Single lligs and Saddle Horses.
HORSES HOARDED I$Y THE DAY, WEFK OR MONTH. .
Professional Men Waited on at Any Hour.
-GOOD DRIVERS FURNISHED..
Oats and Hay for sale. Horses Broken to
Trot, Drive, Draft or for the saddle.
Horses for sale.
Boothe & Yoder,' - - Proprietors.
B. M. LOMBARD, -:- LA GRANDE, 06N.
Low Rates, Rio Commission,
0 RIO DELAYS!
flfThoye who consult thfir own inloistn will call on mo hoforo borrowing.
OFFICE IN "JOURNAL" IIUILDING.
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Everything First Cl&. Tsrin Vry ItoneoxuWe.
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