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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1889,
The Oregon Scout.
An Independent weekly Journal, i.ucd ev
ery Thursday mornltiu lv
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Scout, Union Oregon.
It. Eakin, J. A. Kakt,)s'
J EAKIN , Ss BROTHER ,
Attorneys at Law,
jSFJ-Protnpt Attention Paid to Collect. ons.
JOHN II. OBITES,
. Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
tics. Ofliee, two doors south of post-otliee,
J N. CROMWELL, M . D . ,
Physician ami Surgeon.
Office, one donr outh of J. H. Katon's
store, Uuhin, Oregon.
p 11. DAY, 31. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
ALL CALLS I'KOMPTI.Y ATTK-VIIKD TO.
OITiec adjoining Jones Pro's .store. Can
tie found nights at residence in feouth--west
W. Shelto.v. J. M. Caiiholl.
HELTON & CARROLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Office : Two doors south of post-oflice, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
fji II. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Ofliee, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. g 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
Otliee next door south of Post-ollice. Un
A. L. SAYLOR, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has nermanently located and will attend
.-all professional calls day or night.
Office: Drug store building; residence,
-one door west ot Jiodgers' noiei.
J W. KIM15RELL,
And Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor,
North Powder, Oregon.
JAMES C DOW,
Attorney at Law,
Land Business Promptly Atten
ded to Before the U.S. Offices.
JS7Mliiing claims bought and sold on
commission. Mine examined and repor
J W. STRANGE,
Lu Grande, Oregon.
Will visit Union regularly on the
ifirst Monday of each month.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
Wm. Wilson, Pkop.
The Finest of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars always in stock.
FIRST CLASS BILLIARD TABLE.
Drop In nnd lie soelaWo
BtdSs Have you exa :
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT?
Wittten for Tnr. fV.ii'T.'
Have you ever thought hnv a careless word
Misht hrinK to the heart deep sorrow
Have yon ever thought how a inifchevlous
Might darken bright hopes of to-morrow? 1
Might reel; the lifo of a l'rieud so dear,
And till thy heart with remorseful fear?
Have you thought how the storm, of life
'Round the pathway we daily tread?
Of the tcar-bediir mod eye that see no light
Through the dark clouds overhead!'
Of weary hearts that hope in vain
Of saddened lives tilled with ceaseless pain
Have you thought of a kindly deed to be
As you journey o'er life's dark way?
Of the eeds of kindness your hands may
To he garnered in some dav
lly Him. who will judge both great and
Who lovingly keeps a watch o'er all ?
Have you thought how the wearisome cares
May fall to thy lot, some day?
How misfortune and sorrow may be thine
Wherever thy footstep stray?
Then to sorrow's votaries speak a friendly
Let thy charitable deeds be not defered.
Mi:s. Xki.mk Hi.oom,
West Oakland, Cal.
The Kilen of Oregon.
The writer who denominates Grand
Rondo valley as the Eden of Oregon is
not much out of the wav, and could
back the assertion no from theretnem
hrance of every overland emigrant o
the olden time. The weary caravans
had crossed the plains and traversed
the length of Snake river, driving
through interminable sage deserts, had
driven up the volcanic canyons of
Burnt river, at overv turn of which
bleaching bones told of savage massacre-,
anil had passed through the valley of
Powder river to lind themselves, after
months of weary wandering througl
desert wastes on the blull overlooking
the charming valley of Grande Ronde,
Here was the first beautiful spot on
earth they had seen for months, and
as their eyes swept ove- the winding
vallev, surrounded by environing
ranges, the thought of Eden in all its
beauty must have come over them
In the spring of 1802 thousands of
prospectors crossed the Blue mountains
on their way to Powdea river mines
and the Boise basin. The winUr
snows had been very heavy, and for
many miles they shoveled their road
clear of it, and came down Grande
Bondu river. The stream was high
and they had to "ford it lcnghwise'
for many miles, often up to their necks
in ice-cold water. In titno they crossed
a ridge and camo down into the beau
tiful valley. It was blooming May as
they stood on the ridge and survoye
the Eden spot of beauty spread so far
and so beautiful beneath. They thought
it then the most beautiful spot on
earth man had ever seen. Now it has
beautiful towns and homes, and its
soil is richlyjproductivo. The expect
tiona of ox-pioneers and prospectors
are all fulfiled.
Don't J!f A Slave.
Robert G. Tngesoll savs : "I would
rather go to tho forest, far away, and
build me a little cabin build it my
self and daub it with clay, and have the
winding path leading down to the
spring where tho water bubbles out,
day and night, whispering a poem of
white pebbles, from the heart of the
earth ; a littlo hut with some hollyhocks
at tho comer, with their bannered bos
oms opon to the sun, and a hush in the
air a like a winged joy I would rather
livo there and have somo lattice work
across tho widow so that tho sunlight
would fall checkered on the babe in the
cradle I would rather live there with
my soul erect and free, than in a pal
ace of gold, and wear a crown of im
penal power, una leei tnat 1 was a
superstitious, cringing slave and dare
not speak my honest thoughts,"
Wo desire to day to our citizens, that for
years We have been selling Dr. King's New
DUcovery for ('oiinumptioii, Dr. King's
New Life Tills, liucklen's Arnica Salve and
Klectrlc Hitters, and have never handled
remedies tha'. sell us well, or that hare git
en Mich universal sati action. We do not
hesitate to guarantee them every time,
and we stand ready to refund the purchase
price, if Q'ltlsfactory res nip do nt follow
their use. These remedies have won their
popularity purely on their merits. It. H,
Ilrown, druggint, Union, Oregon.
mined the fine assort
'Summary of the Past Week's
Celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Saunders'
Twenty-fifth Wedding Anniversary.
April 29, 1SS!).
Business of all description quiet.
Mr. Stoddard has returned from
A number of families have removed
Our town is now without a shoe
maker. Who will bo the next?
"To rent" in tho windows of many
houses stares the visitors in the face.
A number of North Powder's eiti
7.ens attended the celebration in Baker.
Mr. Neill, the popular county clerk,
was hero on a business visit, Saturday.
Mr. Favre, of Tclocasct, moved his
family and elleets to .Long valley, nta
ho, last week.
Capt. E. II. Mix, of "F" company,
0. N. G., Baker City, came down on
Friday on a business trip.
Messrs. Furgason and Hardin went
down to Main Powder on Thursday,
expecting to capture salmon.
Several new recruits were mustered
into the service at "IC" company's
meeting on Saturday evening.
So'ue marauder recently broke into
the Armory building. Burglary in
the first degree awaits him if caught.
Mr. Baker constable of La Grande,
captured a petty thief here, Thursday,
wanted by the authorities of that
Mr. W. D. Nolan has discarded the
"last" and "awl" and accepted a posi
tion with Kellogg ct Punch at the
mills. Vale shoemake.
Mr. O. D. Thomlinson has received
his "papers" as postmaster and will
proceed to "punch with care" all mail
Mr. II. O. Gorham lias concluded to
erect a firc-proof stone warehouse in
the rear of hi store building at an
Mr. Robt, Ballcngal, of the Rock
creek saw mills, has lately removed
his mills to a new location near on
account of timber.
Mrs. Geo. Bobier and Mrs. Daniel
Starbird deserve credit in going to
Baker, purchasing and arranging the
presentation made to Mr. and Mrs.
Sanders on Tuesday evening.
Arrangements have been made for
about twenty men of "K" company
and a like number of "1 company to
take the train hero, to-day, for the
China Joe looms up in a plug hat
and tailor cut clothes in a photograph
lately received from La Grande.
'Heap long timo sahee. Alio same
Some sixty guests attended tho wed
ding reception given by Mr. and Mis.
Sanders on tho occasion of their silver
anniversary on the 23d inst. at their
home near town.
"Tho banquet hath its hour,
Its joyous hour of mirth and song."
At an early hour on Tuesday evening,
the 2M mst., tho spacious and well-
appointed parlors of Mr. and Mrs. I.
N. Sanders, of this placo, were thrown
open for the reception of previously
invited guests to participate in the
wedding festivities given by tho host
and hostess in honor of the attainment
of their twenty-fifth anniversary wed
ding. Music, both vocal and instru
mental, congratulations and social
conversation ensued, when later on, as
had been previously arranged by the
guests, Mrs. Stewart Williams arose
and in a few well-tmed remarks sur
prised the host and hostess by present
ing them with a handsome silver tea
service, a joint contribution in memo
ry of tho time and occasion as well as
the respect and esteem entertained for
them by their many friends. Mr. and
Mrs. Sanders accepted tho gift witli
many expressions of thanks, after
which a bountiful collation was spread
and enjoyed by all present. Thoso
contributing to tho donation wore:
Mr. and Mrs. Bobier, Mr. and Mrs.
Starbird, Mr. and Mrs. Burke, Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Dr.
and Mrs. Baylor, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs. Shcrrai, Mr. and
Mrs. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Dye, Mr
and Mrs. Dolan, tho Misses Fannie
Punch, Mollie Richardson, B. Richard
son, M. M, Luuglilin, and Messrs.
Dan forth, S. Vandecar, II. Rotlichild,
A. Lunn, G. Venable, W. Farsey and
Jacob Newman, All tho family were
present with the exception of n non
away at eollego and a married daugh
ter miuing in Portland. Mrs, Dr.
Neill, sister of the bride, assisted her
in receiving guests. May many happy
events of like character yet bo alloted-
to them is the
"Wish of inuny friends
Ere life's journey ends."
A J AX.
ment of Watchee, CI
Xch tif tlto Wi'ck n mitlirriMl
Ursula r Cur !' I'lindt'iit.
Crops mostly in.
Considerable rain recently.
Road petition, remonstrances, etc.,
are the oh dilating medium of Pine.
School began in Pinevillo district on
the KUh inst. Mrs. Clark, teacher.
Dr. O'Connor, wife and child, and
Mrs. O'Connor's sister, Miss Shoemak
er, arrived home from Portland on the
18th inst. We arc glad to have them
back again, and to hear that Mrs.
I O'Connor's health is improved.
Prof. Dunigan has organized a class
in vocal music in the Fnirview district.
The Prof, has taught music for years
and evidently understands his busi-
I ness. We hope ho will meet with sue
; cess, as knowledge and ability to ron
! der good music is a line thing to have
i in a community.
j We understand that the Rev. Rieh
; ard Boyles of the Christian denomina
J tion, of this vallev, has sold bis ranch
to Rev. Johnson, of Sunnnerville, for
; (hc tHm of m Aho ,R.ir mt Mr
, llunt lms sol(1 hja funn to Mr Makra-
son, of Eagle valley.
Did not learn
News ortlio W-ck Work of Urn Hciith
viih. lntrt'iilil llBdr ltttntar.
Grain all sown and coming up nice
ly. There is one-third more acres of. grain
sown in tho Park this season than ever
The mill company are banking out
logs preparatory to starting tho mill
for ii short run of, three or four thous
and feet of lumber.
"I don't know what to do for a
partner for the dunce" say tho boys.
"I know my girl will couio if 1 go after
her" says the young man K.
Jo. and George went down on Low
er Powder river to get u load of fish.
They did well. They caught one and
eat that beforo thoy caught it. (uory :
How was it done?
W. M. South and E. South went
bear hunting last Saturday. They saw
no bear, but discovered some tracks
and fearing these tracks might lead
up to the brute, they thought best to
start for home which they reached in
There is a "bee" on Big creek to-day,
plowing and putting in Mr. Ivos' grain,
ho having been sick for a long time
and not being able to do tho work
himself, had to call on, tho Park heath
ens to give him a lift. If unyono
wants help in sickness thoy know they
can get it from the Parle.
Morn Homes for Settlers.
Poktlanj), April 25. For several
days past B. P. Douglass, Special
agent of the General Land Office for
the Examination of Burvoys, has boon
examining the notes of surveys of -the
Umatilla Indian reservation and mak
ing extracts for his guidance in exam
ining tho work. He loft for Pendle
ton last night and will make an in
spection of tho surveys upon the reser
vation, making a report to the General
Land Odico by telegraph. Should his
statement confirm thu reports of tho
surveyors, tho reservation will bo im
mediately ordered open and the lands
ofi'ered for sale at public auction. Tho
minimum price per aero fixed by the
Government is $7.50, but much of tho
land will sell for a greater sum than
Douglass says tho jxriioy of the proa
cut Administration u favorable o the
imniediato opening of nil public lands.
Surveyors have for somo time been at
Work upon the Yakima reservation,
to which point ho will next move.
His opinion is that a great portion of
that reservation will soon be declared
Many prospective bnyors ttro now
heading for IVndlolan, wveral persons
from California having passod through
this city during the v'ok. There
proinisos to bo plenty of bidders for
the rich lands of the lmatillu.
I.ailil Onion Hullotlll.
Our Washington eorrtspondoiit ends in
the following Information in regard to lund
contests deelded. Tliu names of the sue-cci.-ful
parties are printed lit xuiull i ttpltut
C. II. Pav.vi: vs J. J. Campbells D. K.
Hmith vs.Ioiiuh Ouidorund Jlobert Walker;
J.K. Winn, vs II. V. i'a.ker: W. If. Wn
ton vs Kamucl Itoeve. Homestead Pat
ents: No. Vi'M.
h'irutli it Donil Town,
The Weston UaiUr lulls of a man who
got oir at the depot titers and bavin no
one to guide him wandered oil' Into the
cemetery east of town. Jt was only s o'clock
but the htranger noon "took in the sights of
the city'' and returned to tlm dwxit, want-
Injjto know, probably, when tk n" t imm
would bo along. '
ocks and Jewelry, ju8t received by A. N.
Unusually Communicative Kail
RACING WITH LOCAL FLYERS.
A Few Pirfntorstircat Demand for Lum
ber Personal Mention.
Fine growing weather.
Farmers about dono seeding.
Hheop shearers aro beginning to
sharpen and grind their tools.
Rumor has it that we will soon have
i another saloon.
' Drs. rroelmcl and Peering were in
our burg, Saturday. Come again
The show Monday night was fairly
p.itroii.t'd and many claim they got
tin- worth of thoir money.
Edgar Collins is now in Boito city
working for his hrother Frank. Ed is
a good boy and will make his mark in
MoKinnia fe Oliver's saw mills aro
run to their full capacity but are not
ahlc to moot the demand for labor at
this time. There seems to bo an im
provement boom in. our locality this
L. O. Clpvingor, H. C. Rineharl,
Win. Morelock and II. M. Patten took
a hunt in tho Bluo mountains last
week, but fnuYd to bring back any
game. Try, try again.
J. 11. Rinehart is shipping consider
able flour, mill feed and oats to the
tipper country. This makes work for
tho tcamstfi of this place, and Jim
is raking in the ducats.
A tramp in our town last Sunday
night concluded ho would not work
for Barney on Monday morning and
took his leave in the direction of Un
ion. God help a place that is cursed
.with the presence of such trash..
It is a daily oecurenco to see from
two to eight or ten teams pass
through our town loaded with freight
for the dilleront towns in tho Wallowa
valley. Indications aro that the mer
chants of Wallowa county aro having
a heavy trado this season.
Tho boys had several horse races
at tho Brooks lane last Saturday.
Two of them wore quite interesting
and considerable money changed
hands. The Island City boys got beat
but they acted the gentleman and gave
up tho mouey liko mon. Suinmor
ville needs a race course, as it would
then give men a show to know what
kind of stock they are raising.
Tho tax-payors of this county havo
began to ask themselves whether it is
best to move out or ask lor a now
Board, tjuito a kick is made over ono
steal which was perfectly right. But
do not stop at ono Bio. Goodall.
There aro others under your eye that
you cannot fail to see. So let us not
have any partiality in the futtiro and
tkc your share of the blame like a
The O. B. iSr N. surveyors aro now
in tho neighborhood of Elgin, repre
senting that they aro going to survey
a route from the mouth of the Wal
lowa river to La Grande. Perhaps
this is a true statement and perhaps it
is not. Tho general opinion of this
locality and Elgin is, that it is all for a
bluff at La Grande's expense. If it is
for the 0, R. it X., and they want to
survey a railroad and establish depots
at Elgin and Suiniiierville, all right.
But if it is La Grande's work to shut
out Hunt's enterprise and tio this and
Elgin to La Grande on the county
seat question, they will get fooled.
Our peoplo have been "hoodood" about
long enough and some things are loo
fresh in their memory to so soon
again be caught with a suck of sand
and the promise of a government ap
pointment. Wo of lata havo seen
where our interests are and expect to
Poor "Xcnopliono" seems to bo hurt
over something that "Cut-mouth
John" should havo said in somo, of his
letters to Tins Scour, Poor tiling.
John never thought of him, but if tho
shoo fits him ho can wear ,it. Ho
knows best. As to Mr. Shaw ho is a
gentleman, if small things do try to
couple themselves on to him. As to
the 412 unearned salary, poor X has
l'cn a standing candidate for that po
rtion for the last four years, us tho
town records will show. And at each
election tho Hon, X was able to get
from one to four voves. Now then, as
Mr. X dUI not gel any ono to recom
mend him for a government appoint
ment while at Salem last winter, and
the jioople of Summervillo will not
elect him to what ho so long has
craved for, I will suggest that ho send
a petition to Harrison to havo himself
appointed to the 12.50 position.
"John" will tlien resign in his favor.
As to his letter of regrets, 1 think that
it will have about us much iniluonco
in this community as tho writer has
had of late. Guilty consciences somo
linn s hurt, but wait next timo until
soiiii- on- has noticed you, ploaso,
'oiiliiiiicd from lost wool: on iinini
giii.i.n: Our society is good. Our
little burg of only about -100 souls has
three good and substantial churches,
each with a good membership. No
neighboihood with any number of in
habitants is without a church, and as
to schools, no Middle or Western Stato
can boast of a better organized chool
system than we have. We can now
think of one dozen school houses in as
many miles square. Our teachers are,
as a rule, able and energetic, and we
feel certain that no placo in our great
land has better attended schools than
we have. Our school boatds take as
much pride in fitting up the hIiooI
rooms as many sections do their
I churches, and put on as many airs as
I though tney were the president's cab
inet; and well they should as they tiro
j laboring in a more noble work. Our
I farmers arc very industrious people,
and wo venture to say that no people
j in the world uso more and better ma
chinery to till tho soil than do our
i honest farmers. As a rule tho farmers
j here do more work in six mouths than
. they do in tho Middle states in twelve.
Our Itcjiulnr CorivNpiunloiit'H ltutlj;it of
May 1st, 1SS1).
Quito a number from Cove attended
the ball at Medical Springs, the 30th.
Mr. Jno. Joekel, a tailor of Lake
Mills, Wi-consin, is visiting old ac
quaintances in town this week.
Until further notico the Cove cornet
band will meet, at Morrison church
every Saturday evening for practice.
A photographer's tent will bo in
town next Sunday and everybody and
his girl will have their picture "took."
The "Lyric Bards of the Mountain
West" in the shape of the Domoss
family of musicians, failed to visit
Oovo in their late tour.
Paul Boulon's Comedy Company
will show at tho hall this evening. It
seems likely they will bo greeted with
a good sized audience.
Mr. Kd ward Pfeifer, of Indiana, af
ter a two months visit, started for
home, Tuesday, On his way ho will
stop some time in Nebraska.
Tho many friends of Prof. John
Paily, teaching at Hood river, aro
pleased to hear that his health is very
much improved sinco his stay in that
Mr. Geo. H. Wilson, after a stay of
several years in (Jove, departed for
New York city last Friday. Hois in
poor health and wishes to bo near tho
best medical aid.
Mrs. li. J. Jasper and sons started,
Thursday, for an extended trip in
tho western and southern portion of
tho stato where thoy will visit relatives
Several townsmen went to tho Indi
an creek saw mill, last week, and suc
ceeded in taking four largo salmon out
of tho net. It is said the mill boys
have put a lock on their fish trap
sinco the guests departed for homo.
Mr. Thos. DoBordo returned from
Nebraska, Satmday. His trip was not
in vain by any means, for ho brought
with him a charming young wife, all
his own, and a credit to tho State
from which sho came. The now fami
ly will make their homo in Cove.
A nine, consisting of threo from
Covo and six from Union played a rail
road nino at La Grande last Friday,
tlio latter coining oil' victors by a score
of 17 to lf, No brilliant playing was
exhibited on either side on account of
lack of practice, but tho boys on tho
east side aro confident thoy can do up
tho ongincors, firemen, agents, etc.,
and aro ready to meet them in Union
for a return gamo almost any time.
Tho ono hundredth anniversary of
tho inauguration of Gcorgo Washing
ton was observed by services at Ascen
sion church, dismissal of schools, and
iloating the stars and stripes to tho
genllo brcozo. Tho next centennial
anniversary tho Covo proposes to havo
a grand time. Trains run by electrici
ty will arrivo from neighboring cities
every ton minutes, and thoso wishing
a viow of tho valley will bo conducted
by cahlo cars to the summit of Mount
A loilost Uoiiuuiit.
A Nevada exchange gives tho follow
ing as u sample of genuiuo cheek dis
played by thoso eastern follows : Let torn
aro frequently received at this ofllco
asking for specimens. A modest man
in Milliugtou 111.' wants only a "few
pounds of very rich quartz that you
can seo gold in." Docs this unsophisti
cated sucker suppose that gold is any
less valuable to us than to him, and that
we hibernate in theso mountains solely
for our health? Thoro would havo
been somo stylo about it if his request
had been supplemented by a twenty
dollar bank note. Wo will send all tho
specimens that anybody will pay for.
Tho ladies hhould call at Mrs. Klnehnrt'n
and look at thoio elegant good just re
ceived. Gardner & Co ?