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THE OREGON SCOUT
AMOS K. JONES
City and County Official Paper
Thursday, June (i, 1889
Phesidknt llAitnisoN having provid
ed for his brothers, cousins and aunts
has now cot to his eon's wife's rela
tives, having lately appointed that la
dy's unclo to a $5000 sinecure.
The Astorian says : It takes a book
of one thousand pages to hold the laws
passed by the last legislature. It will
tako a much smaller vohnno to hold
those which will bo enforced - or will
stand the test of tlio supremo court of
The suspension of the Pioneer wool
en mills of San Francisco is duo en
tircly to tho lngu prices tlio company
was forced to pay for foreign wools
Tho manager says tho mills have not
paid expenses for five years. High
tariff is ruining the country.
It takes but a short experience in
local newspaper work to ascertain who
compose tho generous portion of com
munities. Tho men who tako the
greatest number of newspapers and
read them are tho most prosperous and
intelligent, and aro suro to givo tho
publisher hearty encouragement.
It ik HA id that John .Sherman has
declared himself in favor of frco trade
with Canada. It has been ono of our
fondest hopes that this honorablo gen
tleman would, at sorno point in his
senatorial career, try to do a littlo good
for the wholo people, and not givo his
entire attention to the "gold bugs" and
their interests, and it now looks like
Tiiickk hns just boon collected from
tlio United States government on tho
Indian war claims of Oregon, $U8,
132 98, This payment is practically
in full for ull claims forwarded. There
aro small claimH yot remaining but
theso will also bo forwarded when tho
proper vouchers aro received. To il
lustrate tho wonderful amount of offi
cial business that had to be transacted
in rolation to this matter, it may bo
stated that, during tho year 1888 9(1
pounds of official papers and documents
bearing on those war claims woro for
warded from the state department to
Washington. Unclo Sam has at last
paid off tho long list of faithful ser
vants who aided in tho civilization
and early development of this great
The latest communication from our
Cornucopia correspondent, to bo found
on our local page, brings cheering
news indeed. On tho lower luvel of
tho Rod Jacket mine, oro of fabulous
richness has been found, audthecamp
is wild over tho event, feeling suro that
tho day of their expectations has
dawned and that an era of prosperity
for the camp is at hand. Wo huvo
nover doubted that this would como in
time. With tho impetus that this
now striko will give, wo may expect
other mines to como forward with an
equal showing for they are tlioro,only
awaiting tho advent of capital to de
velop them. With the showing that
tho Red Jacket can now make, capital
will not bo found wanting. Further
news from tho Pino Creek mines will
bo awaited with great interest.
THE T11IIT1I AT LAST.
Wo reprint elsewhere a fervid anath
ema against tho 0. it T., hurled
nguhiBt it by tho Portland Oregoniau.
Tho amusing feature of this Phillipio
is tho notico it now takes of tho fact
that tho exactions of tho Wall Street
gumblors "havo borno heavily on tho
people," havo "extorted from tho
country tho last possible dollar for the
most meagro possible service," etc.
No one would havo over known or
suspected this from any utterance of
tho Oregonian hitherto. As long as
Portland was being taken euro of,
Avhilo tho wholo tipper country was
being shorn, it wan dumb; it opened
not its mouth.
Not a word has that great public
journal had to say for all theso years
in dofonso of tho people who were be
ing "tricked" and plundered, until
now, when tho shoo begins to pinch
its own corns. Then, and not till
then, hud this newspaper a complaint
to utter, a protest to make, a plea to
put forth for tho oppressed people of
this region, .
What it ay8 now may bo true
enough; but it dured not, or would
not, toll tho truth until Portland itself
begati to be squeezed. K. 0,
111 iih hi i nun 1 1 mim i n 11 1 1 i i "i i r i i in i i
THE RAIT.IIOAD OUTLOOK.
G. W. Hunt, president of the O. &
W. T. road, is expected here some time
next week, at which finie it is thought
that the proposition to extend the road
through tho Grande Rondo valley, to
this city will be settled. The full
amount of the subsidy asked has not
been raised yet, but from latest ac
counts it is believed that Tacoma will
materially assist in raising it. If Walla
Walla county accepts Mr. Hunt's prop
osition to bond the county for $2f0,000,
it will insure the building of tho road.
Latest advices from there state that
the proposal is met with great favor by
tho people, and that thero is not the
slightest doubt that three-fourths of
the voters of the county will tigh tho
paper requesting tho legislature to givo
the county commissioners power and
authority to issue tho bonds. Every
thing looks very favorable for us, and
tho arrival of Mr. Hunt is eagerly
looked for. His surveyors arc on this
side of the Blue mountains, and aro
probably at Elgin now. They may be
oxpected through to Union in a very
The recent encounter between rail
road magnates at Portland, wherein
Henry Villard, of the Northern Pacific,
capo out on lop, and secured a con
trolling interest in tlio 0. It. it Is. Co.,
it is claimed will effectually stop all
building of branches from tho 0. It. &
N. company's lines, but, on the con
trarv, will stimulate the building of
feeders for tho Northern Pacific. Wo
believe that such is tho correct situa
tion, and that the prospects for (secur
ing the Hunt road in tho near future
aro very bright.
Union county is described by tho
Oregon Immigration Board as follows:
Is bounded on the north in part by
Washington Territory and in part by
Wallowa county, which also bounds it
in part on tho east, the other part of
its eastern boundary being Snake river,
tho eastern boundary of Oregon, on
tho South by Baker county and on tho
wost by Umatilla county.
Union county contains l,9fS,100
acres, of which 1,-107,500 acres are sur
veyed lands. The unsurveyed portion is
mostly mountainous, valuable for tim
ber, for pasturage and in many places
rich in minerals. Tho largest body of
agricultural land is tho Grande Hondo
valley, which contains 1500,000 acies of
as rich, level agricultural land as thero
is in tho west. This is all prnirio land
and of tho best. Tho Grando Hondo
iver flows through the valley from
tho southwest to tho northeast. Nu
merous small streams start from ever
flowing springs in tho hills which sur-
ouud tho valloy, and How into the
Grando Hondo. Pino water in abun
Union county has mines of gold,
silver, copper and galena, which annu
ally produce thousands, and givo
promise of an increased production for
many years to como. Tlio Pine, Ea
gle, Powder Jliver, Clover Creole, Star-
key Prairie and Indian valleys aro all
ocated in Union county. Each eon-
tain a considerable body of agricultur
al land, havo tho sumo general charac
ter us tho Grando Rondo valley. Tho
tills and mountains bordering tho vul
oys aro covered with a lino body of
timber und grass. Timber at no point
being many miles distant, from tho
Agricultural lands. Many small val
leys are to bo found among tho moun
tains and foothills, in which tho soil
is very fertile. These valleys aro espe
cially adapted for small stock and
dairy ranchers. There is yot somo
government laud to be found in theso
localities. Pure water can bo found
everywhere. Rainfall is sufficient to
mature crops; such a thing as a fail
ure has never been known. On tho
other hand thero are no long rainy
seasons as in somo portions of the
Tho soil is generally alluvial and
sandy loam, from l to 20 twenty feet
in depth. Sub-soil usually gravel.
Tho roil is rich and produces wheat,
oats, barley, rye, hops, flax and hemp;
hay timothy and clover and tho na
tive wild grasses; vegetables pota
toes, eabbago, beets, turnips, cucum
bers, peas, beans and others of the
like; berries currants, gooseberry,
strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and
wild huckleberry, nil do well ; fruits
apples, pears, plums, cherries. Poach
es do fairly in some localities. Largo
quantities of hay iuo shipped to tho
counties further west. Prom 20 to (10
bushels of wheat, 40 ,tj)0 bushels of
oats, mul -10 to 00 bushels of barley
are raised per new.
Tho Block interests occupy "tho ut
tontion of a considerable number nud
will continue to do no. (
Tho mild winter, extensive rungM,
productive grain and hay lands, nb
sunco of contagious disouM'ti, pure
iTrri"! i i 'n rrin i n i i i in i n n 1 1 1 i i i
wafer everywhere, make this now as it
always will be a choice location for
stock. As lino horses as can bo found
on tho Pacific coast are raised here
also cattle, sheep and hogs. Patten
ing cattle lor shipment is a growing
Dairy interests aro assuming impor
tance. The advantages for this line of
business are unexcelled.
i The land in Grando Hondo valley
j was principally state land, and has a
I been sold. Although these lands have
been sold, the proportion under culti
vation will not exceed one-half. Con
Eidorablo is owned m tracts of .120 to
1,000 acres, and nearly every business
man in the towns owns a 320 acre
tract. Many tracts owned by people
living in town arc improved and can
bo purchased at very reasonable rates.
Those living on farms aro as a rule sat
isficd. Little land is offered tor sale
by this last class, except in eases
where they havo more land than can
bo conveniently handled. Prices in
improved valloy lands will range from
$10 to .$25 per acre average iflo to
$18.50 per acre. Unimproved lands
from G to tflo per acre. These piices
aro for lands in Grando Rondo valley,
deeded and with perfect title. Land
in foot hills and small valleys is sellin
for .$ (3 to $12 for improved and $3 to $7
per acre for unimproved.
Tho raihoad of tho 0. 11. & N. Co.
passes through Union county, and
the entire length of tho Grande Hondo
valley, in easy reach of tho gi cater
portion of the agricultural part of tho
county, and connecting it with the
general market at Portland.
What In ii Cnrlnml?
You often want to know what constitutes
n carload. Well paste this In your hat and
you'll have the answer handy. Nominally
a carload is '..'0,000 pounds. It is also 70
barrels of salt, 00 of Hour, 0 cords of soft
wood, 18 to 20 head of cattle. fiO to (iO head
of hogs, 1)0 to 100 head of sheen, 0,000 solid
feet of hoards, 17,000 feet sidinjJ, l!,000 feet
of llooring, -12,000 shingles, one-half less of
hard lumber, tenth less of joist, mintliiiK
and other large timbers, :110 bushels of
wheat, 400 of barley. -100 of corn. (iSO of
oats. 3i0 of Max seed, ."GO of apples, 410 of
Irish potatoes, and lltSO of bran.
A I'roposutl Clock Fuctury.
The watch and clock makers and mend
ers of Oregon, Washington nud Idaho nro
planning for a convention, to take place
within tho next thirty days, with tho in
tention of forming an extensive stock com
pany or association for tho purpose of es
tablishing a watch and clock factory at
some prominent point in the Northwest.
Important I.nntl Ueoisliiii.
l'Vom Copp's land office bulletin
lished at Washington, 1). t, we learn
In tho case of .lohn McCabe, decided
::o, 18S!), Secretary Noble held that
proof in homestead entries may bo made
boforc any court of record in the judicial
district in which tlio land is situated even
if outside tho county.
In pursuing its course of describing and
illustrating the Pacific Northwest, the West
Shore Magazine for May reaches over into
Uritish Columbia and devotes a considera
ble portion of tlio issue to that, in many re
spects, remarkable city of Vancouver, tho
western terminus of tho longest lino of rail
way in tho world, the Canadian Pacific.
Corvallis and lienton county, Oregon,
winch ate closely Identitlcd with a new
transcontinental route, are also illustrated
and described in this number. An interest
ing article on "Nomenclature of the Pacific
Coast," the concluding part of 'A Story of
the Klamath," and much other fiction,
poetry, and a variety of timely matter per
taining to the wholo northwest complete an
issue of more than usual interest. Single
copies i!f cents ; $'2 50 a year. Published by
L. Samuel, Portland, Orogon.
HOT JI1 SM IT J I. -At the t'nion Thy
hotel, hv ltev. lloothe, Mondav, .luuc.'l,
ISSO, Mr. .1. K. Hough and Mary U.
Smith, both of l.a (Jrande.
('KAXI)AI.l. LONO-.At the I'nlon City
hotel, bv ltev. L, J. ltoothe, Wednesday.
June ,r),' lssil, Mr. W. I,, Crandall and
Miss KMe I.ong, both of l.a Orande.
Baker City, Or.
Wednesday, June 12.
!. bond of Shorthorn cnt-tlo--0
bulls and iSX fe
males, ConsUtlngof the following families :
BIS LIN AS,
YOUNJ 31 AH YS,
Pur quality anil individual merit ihwo
rattle hw no superior; they have butm e
leoUd eArwfultv from the vrv bct herds of
' Kentucky Mini MWouri,
I TKRMN OP HALK-l"nh down or p.
! prtn wt note at tun iter cent., iiiyt4e In
I U man tlm.
I l'Uloifue will U furnMi.sl on day of
Nide, tr. d t'Kti be li.td iiftrr J urn- 1 ut Maker
Cilv. thvjjotl. ( ;il!lo.il tin- lpil Mock
I JoKonh Combs.
Combines the juice of the Blue Figs of
California, so kxativc and nutritious,
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forming the ONLY PER
FECT REMEDY to set gently yet
promptly on the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS
Glsanse t&e System Effectually,
HEALTH end STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
and all are delighted with it. Ask your
druggist for bYUUP OF TIGS. Manu
factured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
Sam Tkancisco, Cal.
IiOVISVILLK, Kv. New Vosk, N. Y.
LUMBER for SALE
at the Ilij-li Valley
All kinds of lumber constantly on hand
or furnished on short notice. Prices cheap
as the cheapest.
Patronage - Solicited.
WM. WILKINSON A: RON.
At Cowles ,t MuDnnicl's Corral, Cove, Or.,
Saturday, June 28,
l will .sell at Public Auction about forty
head of Mares and Geldings nbo oucgoort
All ifoortsizo and well bred.
Six months time, without interest, with
GEO. W. THOMAS.
ICE GBEAM PARLOR!
Just opened at the
Bon Ton IJeslauriinfc.
Icecream and temperance drinks berved at
all liouri). l'rivato rooms ior nuue.
MItS. WALItATII, Prop.
TOE WOKL!DJ BEST
rinq m nnii.il for Stvln. Fit and Wpar. Positively
tlio best suoe In America lur tbo money. Co not tic
ilccclvod. Sco stiiu)i on bottom of tuoli shoo. Take
no other. Mvi-ry puir warrnnied, Styllsb Und
oquivl to tiny ultoo In thj murkut. lor t.alc W
Jos. Wright, Union, Or.
Owlnc to chanao in my business I am i
wivhiiiL' to balance all accounts on mr
books, and would respectfully request nil
owing me to call and settle,
IS. K. CI.OUGI1.
Spauta, Oregon, May 13, 1SAJ. o-St.
W A N T E D !
Tenuis to haul Lnm-
ucr. .Logging1 on-
tractsto Let. Men to
liuitiiro of Authonv I'rcok Mill ami
Khunc Co., at North Powilor, Or.
We Still Live at the
HON CITY HOTEL
(Opposite the Court House.)
Hie Host of AceoiumoJutious to Patrons.
Meals, 25c; Beds, 25c.
Livery and Feed Stable In CantMOtinn
with tho Hotel.
PATKO.NAG E SOLIOITISD.
!.!. 1IOOTHK. IWrtMor.
Shingles For Sale!
An unlimited amount of Ni. I liint;lii
1 oiuuntly un hand and I. r -id,' cheap.
Order from pan of I lie oountiv m
liritrd S. H. lU'UK'it (ills ,
3 li tt t , , I l . (
) i m,i i III I I
1 E. J. COITEK,
Farm Loans a Specialty.
WE HAVE SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND IN
VESTMENT OF FUNDS. WE LOAN ON GUARANTEED SECURITY.
Collections Pushed "With Energy.
We act as General Agent, Trustee or Attorney for Individuals or Corporations, and
as Assignee or lteceiver. Hold property in trust and care for the same. Assume the
general enre of Ileal Estate, collect rents, pay taxes, etc. Abstracting, Perfecting Ti
tles, Conveyancing, Drawing all kinds of Legal Papers.
Insurance Written in the best Companies.
Favor us With a Trial.
COUPEE & BTJBLBIG-H,
Ofrice : Davis' Building, Union, Oregon.
Just Received, Direct from the
MISSES' CALFSKIN SHOES, tho
-Also a Fine
GENT'S -:- FURNISHING -:- GOODS.
My Prices will suit the times. Drop in and see me.
C. VINCENT, Main Street, Union, Or.
B. M. LOMBARD, - :
Low Kates, lio Commission,
gtSfTiiot-e who consult their own interests will call on me before borrowing.
OFFICE OVER SOMMER & BLUM'S STORE.
(OPPOSITE CENTENNIAL HOTEL.)
JB 8, ELLIOTT, - Proprietor-
Everything Firat Class. Terms Very Reasonable.
Buss to and Fiom the Depot Making Connection with all Trains
A Doors ai
Keeps Constantly on hand a Large Supply of
Bedding, Desks, Office Furniture, etc.
All kinds of Fnrnituro Made, and Upholstering done to order.
WILSON &MIM.E11, Main St., Union, Or
.Jtisl opened in the hn'ek building adjoining Jayeox it Foster's .store, Main
Street. 1'nion, a full anil complete m-snrtinent of
mm 11 Fii 1
Whih are Now Opun For rnspeetion by the LjhUch.
PRICKS ON GOODS SURPRISINGLY LOW.
In ml.lii,,n to th. al.ovp, complete line of LailuV ClenU' amrchiltlrrns'
Ml. ,tU' 111 k, in.l Will be cfld at ggg
A Klaii ol' tho Public Vntrouiigo Solicited.
I, I I I II 1 1 II I I I II I 1 1 1 1 1 II il I 111 in lli hiiib iiiiijj
jr. p. BritLEiGir,
Attorney at Law.
East, a Large Invoice of LADIES' and
Best Ever brought to this Market.
- LA GRANDE, OGN
of and Dealers in-
room Sets, '
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