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The Oregon Scout.
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ery Tliur.xd.iy nioniim; bv
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Scout, Union Oregon.
J. A. Bakin,
EAKIN, & BROTHER,
Attorneys at Law,
KT Prompt Attention Paid to Collect.ons
JOHN R. CRITES,
Attorney at Law.
OillrcHnir and probate practice special
U. Office, two doors south of post-ollice.
J N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon
Office, one door outh of J. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
Q H. DAY, M. D.,
ALL CALLH TROMrTLT ATTENDED TO.
Office adjoininc Jones IJro's store. Can
dm isnnu iiiguis ui icjiuuik in kutm
Jk W. Biiklton. J. M. Cauuoll.
HELTON & CARROLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Office : Two doors south of post-ofllce, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
t II. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Office, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. F. WILSON,
Conveyancer and Abstracter.
Abstracts to Real and Mining property
furnished on short notice, at reasonable
Sales of Real and Mining property nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
Office next door south of Post-office. Un
A. L. SAYLOR, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has permanently located and will attend
all professional calls day or night.
Office: Drug store building: residence,
one door west ot liougera' noici.
And Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor,
North Powder, Oregon.
J W. STRANGE,
La Grando, Oregon.
Will visit Union regularly on tint
fint Monday of each month.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
Wm. Wilson, Pjiop.
The Finest of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars always in stock.
FIRST CLASS BILLIARD TABLE.
Drop In and lo sociable
Practical Horso Trainer,
Will always be found at Boothe & Camp
I Take your vicious horses to him and he
will break them. Charges reasonabla.
For fine guns, 1
I Written f.r Ti;n J-'loct.I
llich up am .i,u tin- rltu 1 laud lifts
Ploud Mount Tarcnw's now-chid olillV.
Her glided pi.inaclr.s of snow
Kctlei t beucuth a purple glow;
The tinted rliUes "f her crest
IJlush deeper as the sun goes west.
Swift 'round her crag the eagle sails,
And frolics with the oky-born'gales.
Ills wide-spread winns his noble air,
Drinks from the vigor resting there.
He soars, and races with the mist,
And cleaves the clouds, with sunlight
Tar up along her bo.om creeps
SotuoMiow-gluzed ridges snow-Hncd deeps.
The clouds hang on her lifted hand
Like streaming draperies o'er the land.
The morning rays are cleft in twain,
And then at eve, unite again.
Proud monuments of Nature's art!
Of grandieur, thou, the grandest part 1
ltold land-mark of lom; ages past.
Thy tales and legends cVr shall last.
The heiroslynhies on thy breast, ,
fc-hull be, when nations are at rest.
ITov," many a wild tradition clings
How many a legend softlv rings
Around thy snow-clad dills and peaks.
Thy everv crag and chasm speaks
Of distant talcs of long gono years;
Degenerate fable lurks and" fears.
Oft' has the rod man's suppliant knee
Rowed low in reverence to thee!
Among thy sun lit heights he saw
The source of every change and law.
And at thy foot his every dream
Saw thee the god of all supreme.
White is the mantle o'er thee cast,
Pure as n saint, and till the last
Of Nature's funeral piles shall die,
Thy nurity shall deck the sky 1
An emblem of a purer throne
in these fair climes has novcr shone.
Ho who wou.d step to higher planes,
And ask the world for nobler g.iins,
Must be far purer than the kind
He leaves in lower state behind.
If an example one would set
He purer than the purest yet.
Orand is the majesty that glows
From out the mirror of thy Knows.
Anil grander far the shadows deep
That fall at evening at thy feet.
The waves that on Pacific's beach
Surge backward to thy summit's reach.
Mankind looks upwards to thy crest,
And sees thy eloquence at rest.
He sees tlie likeness of a life.
Purer than his, and free from strife
He sees amid thy summits wild,
. Creation's grandeur undcfile.l.
15. W. Huffman.
Tacoma, Mareli lt, 18S9.
March 20, 1889.
Farmers busy plowing.
School will probably start in this
district. April 1st.
Mr. Henry Simons and 'family, of
Tacoma, have been visiting their ma
ny friends and relatives in this placo
for the past week or two.
Mr. C. 1". Miller will remove lo
Washington Territory to spend the
summer. We regret to see our ranks
thinned out, for the vacant houses in
our burg look sadly like "sweet Au
burn" of which Goldsmith has said so
Mr. T. B. H. Green moved a band
of fine looking sheep to the hills, Inst
week, for the purpose of getting flesh
on them, ami to prepare inem ior
Ecclcs' saw mill will eooii start for a
good season's run. Considerable dry
lumber is on the yard here yet. They
have a sufiicient amount of good logs
cut now to last them half the season,
and the material will bo ground out in
Mr. .las. Huffman, who has had
Ben Mache's ranch rented for the past
year, lias moved to union aim we near
iie will soon go to Malheur county and
engage extensively in the stock busi
ness. Jim. is a progressive boy and
will succeed, no doubt.
The green grass growcth, the gentle
stream flowoth, the lazy cow lowoth,
for all that and all that; tho bedbug
creepeth, the young sheep lcapeth,
the old women wecpoth because it is
too dry to plant onions. Some occa
sional showers have fallen lately, but
for this time of tho year tho ground is
Eastern Oregon is tho placo to stay
after all. It is not booming itself into
popularity, it is not advertising itself
into fame, nor is it misrepresenting its
real and substantial merits. People
find it quiet, but busy, full of life, but
steady. No great booming schemes
arc on foot, hut it'steadily grows and
gains in wealth, gains in the qualities
of a lasting and well founded homo
Miss Elizabeth Ashby, of this placo,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Gorman, in
Baker City. Miss Ashby is noted as
being the only single girl of any ago
now left in tho district. Only a very
few years ago wo could boast of having
tho gayest, jolliest and largest number
of girls of any placo of our magnitudo
in tho country, but Jfynien has en
snared them all in his army of house
keepers. Time will bring about
J'ylc canyon is a legendary place.
Tho cliffs and canyons that skirt its
edges arc alive with old and mystical
stories of long gono years; of immi
grant and Indian battles, of hunters
and trappers, of hard times that over
look the frontiersman, and of many
otlior fanciful and queer legends.
Somo time it may be, jf tho columns
of Tub Scout arc open to such, somo
lucky pen may trace out a few frag
ments of these old and time-worn bits
of love and put a tinge of ink on tliein.
optical goods, etc., of
UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH
Intcrrllii!; Mcnilmi of x-vfi-nl I'roiiitiinnt
SI no".: Men Ximi s of tho Week.
Mr. A. ( Cool: h.is bought the La
Our school opens tho first day of
April with Mr. Conkliu, of Cove, as instructor-
Mrs. Mayotte, who has been sick for
a long time, we are glad to state, is
Mr. Wm. Wilkinson nought of Rtis
sel it Co. Portland, a sixteen horso
power engine for his saw mill, to take
the place of water power.
The farmers are all getting in their
crops and the frequent showers are
getting the ground quite wet, a cer
tain forerunner of a good crop.
Nathan Swager has bought of Har
lan Stewart the Cates ranche, consist
ing of 570 acres. Prico paid, $7,000.
He has f)72 acres of farm and pasture
land in High valley.
J. Q. Shirley has mtrchascd the
Stanton ranche and the old 1 lender -
shott place, together making 1G00
acres llehasaneyo single to busi -
ness and that is for the advent of tho
Hunt rail road. Ho is on tho subsidy
The Wilkinson Bros, will drive thoir
stock out of their tulo ranche tho 1st
of April. They aro feeding 150 head
of cattle and 40 head of horses. They
have 1G0 acres iu the tulo ranche anil
830 of farm and pasture land in High
This is the timo of tho year when
tho traveling tree agent is among the
farmers, eloquently talking tho tree
from tho fiberous roots to tho rosy
fruit, specimens of which ho usuallv
carries with him in magnifying jars.
increiore, tanners, beware of his sil
very tongue and gilded chroinos.
Patronize your homo nurserymen and
your home merchants and thereby
never get swindled.
The good farmer is he who conducts
his business as docs every good busi
ness man in other, departments of
labor. So wo thought as we rodo over
Mr. George Ames' Uilo rancho where
he is feeding 450 .head of cattle and
2S0 head of horses. He has some lino
imported horses and several head of
Short Horn cattle. Mr. and Mrs.
Ames hold title to :i,500 acres of land,
about all under fence. This includes
a largo tract of farm and pasture land
in High valley. Nobody can wish any
of those good people, wo have made
mention of, aught but good luck.
If ever anybody is deserving of a
good tar and feathering, that person is
the gossiper and talo bearer. A liar is
bad enough, but a talo bearer is one
of the most despicable of God's crea
tures. In his person, no man or wo
man's reputation is safe a moment.
A breath from such whited sepulchres
is sufiicient to tarnish oven falsi! v
itself. Ono often wonders, at times, at
the loss of this, that or the other friend
and finds that it is owing to somo dev
lhsh talo niado out of whole cloth and
containing about as much truth as ono
would expect to hear from tho devi
himself. Homes have been niado des
olate, friends separated and manv
heart sorely wounded by thy uninton
tional(Y) remark of somo exceedingly
uninterested friend, i1 nondship is
something that cannot ho spared in
this world, and the ono that steps in to
separate friends is, as we havo sau
deserving of the severest punisnment
that can bo visited upon him
InturoHtlni; Account of Union
March 10, ISS'J.
Surrounded by hills, mountains and
tho towering pine, I writo you my first
letter descriptivo of what 1 havo teen
and am now seeing. Although I cun
1 j ft y-
uaio my resilience in uregon awav
back into the "fifties," I can truly say
that I never have known half the
value to bo placed upon Oregon and its
productions. Although Oregon has
been prolific of painters and poets,
and some of no mean pretensions,
among whom I can number Judge
Miller, the poet of the Sierras, who
first unchained his oxcontric horso in
Canyon City, Grant county, its word
painters and its politicians and states
men, their eyes and voices, seem to
have been closed when the marvelous
beauties of its natural scenery cavo
ample opportunity for their brightest
efforts, i have seen paintings of Cal
ifornia, rock and hills and the over
restless ocean which laves our own
shores as well as hers, but tho tall and
waving pines of inland Oregon, which
in many places, us iu this, shade and
shadow the richest of mineral deposits,
fail to inspire tho brush or voice. It
is only when tho poorly paid an un
appreciated newspaper man "holds
converse with Nature's charms" and
unrolls its beauties and bountiful gifts
that wc read of its lavish distribution
to our denizens. While gazing at tho
denso forest which everywhere sur
rounds mo and hides beneath an end
less shude such vast deposits of glitter
ing gold, us this region contains I am
surprised that the foot of tho prospect
or over found its way hither.
But dropping from these genorali-
every descripsion, en
ties and speculations, 1 will venture
the assertion that nowhere since the
fabulous era of California's gold dis
coveries, has thcie been found lienor
and more extensive mines of gold than
arc hero in and around Cornucopi.i, in
Union county. It is, too, not out of
humanity's reach, but iu a civilized,
thickly settled and fertile region.
Tho products of the soil nre variolic
and abundant. "Wood, water and
grass" is everywhere.
It is truly a miner's paradise. I can
see no drawbacks no discouraging
aspect no clouds to dim tho horiion.
Its accessibility adds to its charm.
Taking the stage in Union at m in
the morning you are in (he "horn of
plenty" at tho samp hour in tho even
ing, and when only thirty miles out
you strike the Sanger mill and mines
which even tho Baker City journals
chronicle as shipping, a row weeks
ago, seventy thousand dollars in gold
bullion. 1 here are iwr. mines
are discovered and undiscovered,
avocation of the prospector is
gone, i nero is yet ninny a
j which marks tho boundaries of claims
yet lo be located. The prospector enn
1 strike himself rich and all the while
live in a land of plenty and comfort,
while the school bell chimes melodi
ously with tho whistlo of the quartz
mill and rattling of stamps.
Tho town of Cornucopia was laid
out in the fall of lb'85, tho first mines
having been located in tho fall of that
year. It was named, after tho old Ne
vada town of Cornucopia, by W. R.
Usher, familiarly called "Uncle Bill"
Usher. Mr. Usher, Sam Senor and
Geo. Bolles. old Tuscaroms, now own
valuable mines named the "Comet"'
"Way Up" and "George," which are
held way up 'in tho thousands, with
the prospect of a salo during the com
Allentown lies below and adjoining
Cornucopia, and was laid out by some
parties second comers who were too
late to get their choice of lots in Cor
nucopia. In both places thero are in
tho vicinity of two hundred houses,
many of which aro now vacant, but
present indications aro that in two
months timo they will be mostly occu
pied. Lumber, delivered, is from $17 to
.$20 per thousand. All vegetables and
farm products are oheap and abun
dant. In Cornucopia thero is ono hotel,
kept by Mr. Nicholson, three stores,
threo saloons, and one public hull and
school house. Pino creek runs through'
the center of tho town and southerly
through a rich and thickly settled ag
ricultural valley. Trout are abundant
in tho creeks, as also in a lako situa
ted six miles from Cornucopia. Tho
timber is tho black, yellow and bull
pine. Some of tho trees aro 120 feet
high and from 3 to 7 loot in diamotor
at tho butt. This town, almost exclu
sively tributary to Ui
cunveuioiico auu luxury
tur tuo sup
port of a largo and thriving communi
ty. While in California last winter
your correspondent hud frequent con
versation with mining meu about
milling sales. There, the only talk was
about gold, and here thoy can find it.
I can assert and you can safely pub
lish that out of a thousand locations
in this district, there is not one which
will not mill two dollars .per ton, and
from that up in the hundreds, hi
Grass valley, Cal., mines pay dividohds
that mill only sixty cent's, so your
readers may form somo idoa Of tho ex
tent and value of this locality. Tt is
truly Cornucopia a hi horn of plen
ty. In my next and futuro communica
tions I shall particularize, 'giving the
number of locations, namo of mines
and their owners. 1 feet liko adding,
such is the richness and profligate dis
tribution of gold in Cornucopia, that
Wo need no pick or shovel,
No nan. no simdo or lion.
For the larger eliunks are top of ground,
AVlilch ever way you go.
A most interestintr
as old as
culminated to-day in tho
wheat giown from seeds
the Exodus. The oxnerimontor is
David Drew, who hist vear received
from a friend in Alexandria, Egypt,
somo grams of wheat taken from a
mummy exhumed near tho ruins of
Memphis, and belonging it is beliovi d,
to the period of tho ninth dvnatav.
which would make it ifrown about
J1000 B. C, or bo nearly S0!M yours
old. IIo planted tho fioed oarly in the
spring and carefully nursed it. ft
grew rapidly, and tho timo cutting
measured from six and half to sovou
feet high. Tho leaves alternate on tho
stock liko ordinary wheat, but tho
product of tho phmt is tho tnont singu
lar part of it. for instead of growing in
aneariiKO modern corn, more is a
heavy clustor of small twigs iu plucc of
tho spiudlo which hane downward
from its weight, and each twig is thick
ly studded with kernels, ouuh of which
is in a separato husk. From what is
threshed a larger crop will lw grown
next year, as tho result nrovtw tnis
ground to exceed in quality anything
that tho modern grain onn srroiv.
Job printing dono at this dhVe
short notice. Piioes raisonnbh .
11 on A. N. Gardner, ?
I.iito XfWv.'A Child's KiMinrltnMo lis
!! from Dcntli.
March 12, ISM).
Haines whs down
J. I). Wilcox,
on Wednos lny.
Emi ;mtion from the cast
iu daily .
. Stoddard's saw mill will rcsunio op
O. 1). Thomlincon wag oloctcd olork
at tho school meeting.
A daughter of J. Bradford arnvod
here from tho east a few days ago.
Mr. Stanford has goue on a business
trip to tho Cracker mining legions.
Frank Huff is on a vmH to Omaha.
Neb. He is oxpctctl to return this
Messrs. Kellogg & Punch will rn
movo their storo to thoinitta in a, short
Considerable interest m manifested
in the revival meetings taking placo
Mr, H. A. Travillian has gono to
Walla Walla to counsel an oceulist in
regard to removing a cataract from
W. H. Pearson and family, who
returned east last BUininor by team,
camo back by team a fov days since, to
Jasper Stevens slaughtered three
porkers last weok wIiobo maximum
weight, when dressed, amounted to
Miles Loo has taken the contract of
hauling tho quart mill and . machin
ery of tho Excelsior mining company
into Cracker creek.
W. J. and T. J. Grains left for Hil
gard, Inst weok, to work on a contract
of delivering somo 2,000,000 feet of
logs for Young & Co. "
Tho' medical act does not restrict
"Quacks" from practicing but preventa
others coming into the State who can
not pass an examination.
March 10, IS89. 1
The Baptists held a business meet
ing at tho school house on Saturday.
Posters aro nut for a school mooting,
the object of which will bo lo levy a
tax. ' '
Mr. P. H. Cox, of Txland City, called
hero on Saturday in the interest of his
Mrp. Ed. Stout returned on Friday
from the Willametto valley after an
absencu of several months.
Mr. Jan. Gilkinsou, of Eagle croek,
formerly in tho employ of tho mill
contpany, camo over on Saturday to
remain a fow days.
Mr. Mose' levy did not go to St.
Louis, as reported, but to Spokane
It requires considerable "boosting"
to get some people into business, it
Mrs. McCurry has been quite low
with pneumonia, at her residence, for
several days past.
Fair prospects for another busiuoss
house in this town in the near future
Our shoemaker wants an uut6matio
typo writer to uso in appending his
signature tn tho numerous petitions
afloat, lie thinks ho can save valua
ble timo from his labor.
Mr. Jn.i. Mooro, of Bulger. Flat, has
removed hi-, family and stock to a
homestead ranch on Burnt river.
Tho section men on tho Tolooasot
section quit work on Tuesday last and
new men have been employed. Causo
double with the foreman.
Work on tho now Baptist church
progresses surely but slowly. A few
more weeks will bo required to com
Mr..!. D. Wilcox,
hero yestrnluy. He
good in that vicinity.
of Haines, was
Mr. Daniel Starbird and E. White
head aro on a sporting tour to Grande
Rondo valley iu quest of ducks, geoso
and other game.
Our new host of tho North Powder
hotel starts out with fair patronage
and good prospect of success. So
mote it be.
Work commenced yostorday on tho
foundation of Mr. Ifonry Gorlmm's
stone store building and tho Odd' Fel
lows temple. Work will not cease
now uutil the building is completed.
The youngest child of .Mr. and Mrs.
Goi haui was missed for a short timo
by itn mother on Saturday and on
search lx:ing nmdo tho little fellow was
discovered in an limited well in the
barn lot It appears a plank had been
removed and he had fallen through
the opening, a distance of somo fifteen
foot. Fortunately his descent was
broken by coining in contact with a
scantling containing a fow nails upon
which hi clothing caught, suspending
him with his head just above tho wa
ter, in which condition ho was found,
The well contains ubout four feot of
water at" present. This is probably ono
Of tin' narrowest and most fortunate
eMnp . from drowning on rocord in
this p..it of tho country.
igK. ah stsel harrows are the hast
nmooilihig ImrrowH yet produced. Ask
your neighbor who mug one, and order
from l rjnl! UtoV Implement Co. at Is-
lai. Ui.')- l.i 1 1 1 iiii!''.
tlie jeweler, main hwhbt,
mi i.iaui-nfTrmui vim ui. n m ITIIU--J1LLLL-JJL-.ii.:
l.otlitt'ii Academy llciii.riiotl-.N mth
of ttio Work.
.March 20, ISS'J.
Mr. llert Benton is able to bo on tho
fatreot again after a tedious spell of
Tho boys nre talking baseball and
aro thinking of commencing activo
Horn. To the wifo of Mr. Goorgo
Ilea, March Kith, a son. All inter
Studies were resumed at Asconsion
school, Monday, after a two week's va
cation on account of sickucss.
Ed. Robinson is the Cove butcher at
present, having purchased the shop,
accounts and gooil will of Wm. Mar
tin. The weather is well suited to plow
ing. Farmers aro busy in every di
rection and a largo ticroago is boing
Sam'l. White is re-papering and rc-
' painting Dr. McDonald's house which
will be occupied by Mel Campbell in a
Dr. llardingo will move this week to
Mr. B. B. Sanborn's residence whero
he will be found by those in need of
heighten Academy oponed again to
students, Tuesday, and is under tho
same excellent management as before
Among thoso seriously indisposed
this week, are Mrs. Joseph Martin, and
Mr. 1). B. May. Their many friends
wish for them early recovery.
Tho Covo flouring mill is grinding
day and night, there being an abund
ance of water in tho creek. Ready
snlo is found for tho Hour and mill
Tho Covo public school has finished
tho term and closed for tho summer.
Mr. Eugene Conkliu has been engaged
to teach a six months school in tho
Mr. Elmer Wortman and wifo aro
expected to arrive from California this
wook. They intend to become polina
nent residents of Covo, and aro tho
kind of citizens wo need.
The Childri brothers will depart from
our midst in a fow days. Edward will
leave for his home in Walla Walla and
Lewis will go to Spokane Falls where
ho expects to remain during tho sum
nior. Burroughs' steam shinglo works aro
being operated early and lalo and ho
has a fine lot of products on tho yard.
Orders aro coming from all parts of
tho valley, showing that such a good
artielo of shingles is appreciated.
The Covo dairy company will opon
tboir factory in a fow days and begin
work for tho season.' A largo quantity
of milk is already insured and tho out
put of cheeso and butter this year
must bo large.
J. C. Donoy has somo splendid nur
sery stock on hand and is disposing of
it in considerable quantities. Tho
trees are of tho very best varieties for
tius climate as experience has provon.
Tho well known canvasser, II. Cham
bers is traveling in tho interest of tho
Mr. J. Chadwick will go to tho Indi
an orouk saw mill noxt Sunday whoro
ho will bo employed this summer.
John has borrowed a musket and had
a pair of trco climbers made and says
ho will havo trouble with tho beara
which aro plentiful in that region.
O. P. .Taycox canvassed tho precinct,
last weok, in tho interests of tho Hunt
railroad subsidy. Sovorul subscrip
tions of a thousand each woro sub
scribed and many in smaller sums.
Zilo talked so much logic at thorn that
tho most fell victims and put down
what thoy could afford.
To Hiionro Immigration.
A writer in a Portland paper says tho
truo way to secure Immigration and make a
country prosper is to be ablo to sell land at
a fair price nml cut up great farms into
small ones. Tho money to bo made hero in
Oregon by agricultural pcrsuits cannot bo
niado by trying to farm on a large scale but
by selling offland in small tracts, especial
ly land that is located near towns, orsulted
for fruit growing. Quo man can make mon
ey off twenty aero because ho can do much
or most of it without hiring, and by the
gardenlnj,', small fruits and orcharding,
his crops will bo of the remunerative kind.
Bven If engaged Inordinary farming it U
possible to make more clear money oil' a
quarter of a section than has been made
from a whole section as commonly done.
Diversified farming Is all that can pay.
To grow wheat after wheat will net pay.
A Hufo Invoiliiuitit,
Is ono which Is guaranteed to," bring you
satisfactory results, or In casoof falluro a
return of purehaio price. On this safe plan
you can buy from our advertised druggists
a bottle of Dr. King' New Discovery for
Consumption. It Is guaranteed to bring
relief iu uvory cane, when used for any af
fection of Throat, Lungs or Chest, such as
Consumption, In amotion of ungs, Uron
cliltls, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup,
etc. It U pleasant and agreeable-to taste,
perfectly safe, and can always bo dopouded
upon. Trial bottles free ut It. II. UrownN
drug store, Union, Oregon,