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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1881).
The Oregon scout.
An Independent wrfrkly Jouriinl, tsnert ev
ery Thursday morning bv
JONES & CIIAJfCEY,
I'ubmiiers and Proprietors.
A. K. .Tonus, l
, 1 1). Phasckv,
KATKS OK SUIiSUKU'TIONi
One cony, one voar
" Six months . .
" ' Tlircu montos
Inrnrlnbly Cnili In Aitvnnoc.
If by chance subta iption are not paul till
end of year, two (hilars will be charged,
i Kates of advertising made known on ap
plication. JSTCorrespondence from all parts of the
. country solicited.
' Adro.s all communications to the Okeook
Scout, Union Oregon.
J. A. Hakis,
J EAKIN, Ss BROTHER,
Attorneys at Law,
Union, Oregon. .
JSTProuipt Attention Paid to Colloct.ons.
JOHN It. ClllTES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Oltlce, two doors eolith of post-olllce,
J N. CROMWELL, AI- - ,
Physician suui Surgeon.
I Ollicc. one door outh of .1. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
r II. DAY, M. 1).,
Physician aci Surgeon.
AM. CALLS IMlOMrTI.r ATTENDED TO.
Office adjoining Jones Bro'.s store. Can
be found nights at residence in SoTUh
J. W. SlIKI.TON. J. M. C.MUtOLL.
g HELTON & CAK110LL.
Attorneys at Law.
Oflicc : Two doors .south of post-ofliee, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
rj II. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Ollicc, one door south of Ccntonnial ho
tel. L. DAXKOIITH, M. 1).,
Physician and Surg n
North Powder, Oregon.
j i s i: a s K s o r w o m i: x a bved.u t y.
Calls attended to at all hours.
A. L. SAYLOR, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has pcrmancntlv located and will attend
nil professional calls day or night.
Otllcc: Drug store building: residence,
one door west of Kodgcra' hotel.
J W. KIMI5ltEI.lv,
And Deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor,
North Powder, Oregon.
Jg F. WILSON,
Conveyancer and Abstracter.
Abstracts to Heal and Mining property
furnished on short notice, at reasonable
rates. , .
Sales of Ileal and Mining prorty nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
tended to. .... ,
Olllce next door south of Pont-ofllco. Un
JAMES C DOW,
Attorney at Law,
Land Business Promptly Atten
ded to Before the U.b.Uttices.
KlfMlnlng claims bought and sold on
commission. Mines examined and repor
J W. STRANGE,
Lu Gnmde, Orogon.
Will isit Union regularly on tliO
first Monday of utich month. j
ALL WORK WARRANTED
jpSsrCriins, Amimmti:ion, Field Glasses, V
lptarctta Ltter Prom Or 1150-
Jtir.c 19, 1889.
Mr. Frank Mitchell is making im
provements on his dwcllii.g house by
j painting and refinishing inride.
Eev. J. M. Haskell administered the
rites of baptism to Mrs. lluey Lynch
and Mm, Wm. Kelley last Sunday. A
largo congregation ut tended the cere
Adam Crossmau will dipose of his
business in La Grande nnd niovo to
Cove with his family after the Fourth.
Mr. C. is a livo man, full of that push
and enterprise which build up a town.
The picket fence enclosing the As
cension grounds will toon be comple
ted by Messrs. Stearns Ar Gibson. The
fence will greatly enhance the appear
ance of the street and town.
Mr. Dave Lnyne has returned from
Idaho, and will visit Cove acquaintan
ces for a few weeks. Ho says only
two classes are making momv in Ida
ho, viz : owners of rich mines and sa
J. O. Smith was in town last week
selling hay-stackers. The gentleman,
though appearing somewhat absent
minded, was moeting with success,
having disposed of several machines
in this icinity.
The kid (juvenile) brass band" have
received an olfer of ij!25 and expenses,
from La Grande, to play in that town
on the Fourth. They are making ev
ery ell'ort to induce thiir patents to let
them accept the offer.
' Iietters remain uncalled for in the
Cove post office. Miss Nettie Buch
anan, .John Cameron, Miss Daisv Cor
nell (3), Chas. H. Foster, W. M. James,
Wes Murdock (2), J. W. Miller, Geo.
McFerren. Jahpku G. Stkvkxs, P. M.
Mr. Guy Bridges, si young man of
Fort Atkinson, Wis., is making Cove
relatives tin extended visit. Mr. B.
has already shown himself a useful
man in society, for lie is popular with
the fair sex and is a line performer on
.While coming oil' the mountain with
a load of lumber from the Indian
creek mill. J. W. Chandler's team ran
away, scattering promiscuously the
lumber, wagon and driver. Fortu
nately Warren escaped uninjured, but
the wagon had to bo gathered in a
closely woven sack. The horses re
ceived no serious damage
Runaways are all tlio go. One night
last week Dr. Hiirdirge's stepper, rec
ord 2 :lf, broke while trying his speed
with a running team, capsizing the
sulky and spilling the contents in not
a very gentle manner. The cart and
horse were seen to alight a few hun
dred yards down the road and was
oaptuied with slight injury.
The Excelsior Tanning Company,
(incorporated) will commence opera-
Hons in Cove next Monday, Miperin-
tondentAdam Grossman now biing in
1 town and making arrangements to
I that end. Substantial additions will
I bo made to the present buildings, the
I water power will be increased and im-
proved machinery placed. The com
j puny represents ample capital and will
j conduct tho business for all it is worth.
The superintendent says the output of
j leather and findings will bo a large as
I the product of any tannery in the
j state. Manufacturers are what we
need and from all indications this will
bo a permanent and prosperous insti-
tution, under the management of tho
The Union-Cove nine was van
quished last Friday by the club of ex
perts from Portland, Pendleton and
La Grande. Indeed, tin;" had very
slight hopes of winning after sizing
up tlio members of the so-called La
Grande nine. The home dub on tho
whole played a spiritless game, while
their antagonists played with a vim
throughout. Slocum was struck with
a bat, early in the game, but phickilv
continued playing, though unable to
do himself near justice. Smith played
ball, his batting in particular being
very line. Foter on first base did
line work until in a burst of seed
from lirst to second he became so hea
ted as to fear sunstroke, and modestly
retired. Shaw, of North Powder, took
his place. Goss on third base diil not
disappoint his admirers, accepting
nearly every chance oflured. Jovy
and Duicon played in their usual
form, making some good catches and
throws. The home team accomplished
omo ran' feats during the game, in
particular when touching out at every
base a batter making tho round
on a blocked ball. The giants can
scarcely congratulate themselves on
brilliant playing. They allowed
their opponents fifteen scores, tho ma
jority of which were unearned. Tho
"corn field railors" havw not yet given
it up, but intend tackling the victors
again before long.
nmeklm'n Amtoti ShIv.
Thk itnrr tiwvn in the world for Cut,
llruisus, Sores, Ulcers, Halt Rheum, l' vi r
Sores; Tttiur, Chsyped Iisnd. 'i,i!t,!uln-,
Cams, snd all Skin Erupt' l i o-l-Ivcljr
enres li'.-., .r - j - " -i 1 It
if guuraii c i to give pcru-ct viti-furtioq,
or mom : u ided I'r :i rvnt- per
m,- , i !!r.. - .1' u t..r.
Reported Sale of the
OUR CAMP A SILVER FRODUCEF1.
A One Hundred-stamp Mill The North
Star Mine -New Developments.
CoRNtToru, June 17, 1SS0.
Editor Oregon Stout:
"Never say die but keep n stiff up
per lip," is a proverb which requires a
huge amount of Spartan courage to
practice and follow, and of that virtue
a newspnper man possesses a larger
portion than anv other class of citizens.
My lirst letter to Tun Scorr on the
lfith of March was the first of a so"ies
that have continued without intermis
sion since. In that letter the beauties
of this portion of Oregon were painted
as they appeared to me, and in suc
cessive letters the practical merits of
this mineral region have been fully
portrayed. In my second communi
cation several mines were specified and
a prophecy was ventured that Cornu
copia was de.-tined to bo the most im
portant camp in Oregon. I still ad
hero to the statements made in those
letters, although tho ell'ort to breathe
the breath of life into dry bones is
somewhat laborious and sometimes
To say that I have received no re
ward for my services would hardly bo
correct, but I doubt if the renders of
The Scorr or the citizens of Cornu
copia would say there had yet been
much of a boom. Still wo nro looking
for a great change which I shall in
duo time have the pleasure of announc
ing, and from present indications shall
have that pleasure oro tlio 1th conies
It was reported yesterday on the
streets that tho Simmons' group had
been sold. As to the truth of the re
port I have naught to say. It is ti
property second to none in tho cnnip,
and has been sufficiently developed to
show its great value.
A large body of oro has been latoly
uncovered in this mine under the work
of Mr. Burdette. Tho body of free
gold is increasing as also is tho propor
tion of silver.
NORTH STAR MINK.
The North Star mino was located on
tho 10th of June, 1885, and was among
the first claims located in the district.
Mr. Ludiker, the locator, was at that
time proprietor of a flouring mill sit
uated in the center of Fine Valley.
This claim is situated about ouo-half
mile from Cornucopia, nearly adjoin
ing and southeast of tho Bed Jacket.
This mine is now owned by Ludiker it
Ilolcomb. Adjoining and near by are
tho Alia and Robert Emmett and a
mile southeast is the celebrated Allen
& Cox. The ledge is three feet wido
at tho mouth of a tunnel which is in
twenty feet. The breast u about fif
teen feet below tho surface. The ledge
hero begins to assume nearly a perpen
dicular position, with walls of terpen
tine at the breast of tho tunnel. The
oro is highly mineralized and is easily
worked. It. in fact, is nearly like its
immediato neighbor, tho Bed Jacket.
Spocimens from each laid side by side
cannot be distinguished, the ono from
tho other. The mino is on tho same
slopo with tho Bod Jacket nnd has
about the same pitch, and is admirably
located for easy development. The
highest assay made in Portland was a
little over ijvJOO per ton the sample
taken at the point of discovery. Tak
ing the assays from various samples
tlio owners claim it will average (i0
per ton. Tho rock also carries silver
and siKicimoiis shown nearly resemble
tho Gould & Curry oro of Virginia
City. The proprietors will do onten
sive development work this summer.
A St. Ljuis compuuy lias become iu
toiosted in this property and s.oino
member of it will bo hero by August
1st. Mr. Ludiker has just returned
from that city and has given the
names of the parties composing the
company some of whom are known to
your corresondoiit, whom 1 dosiro to
congratulate on their proapect of be
ing the owners of a good propoi ty in n
district that bids fair to bu the coming
camp this summer.
It appears as though it is only a
question of depth to settle this district
down to u great silver producor. Sil
ver lodges run deeper uud as a genoral
rule an moro regular than gold; hence
the change from tho yellow to tho
white metal is encouraging in the ex
I wish that I could send you n pound
of the above-named ore, with any as
suiancc that it would reach Union on-tin-
and us it came from the ground.
It is liable (o ennoble so if you want a
gold uud silver paper weight you must i
conn- and get it in person.
There has at last Is en an arrival
from Loiusvill. , Ky., in the jterson of
Mr. Hhultz f tin- o U. M. Company
ishing; Tackle, etc., at I
of that city. What the gentleman
thinks of his possessions here don't
know, but I heard it whispered that a
hundred stamp mill would take the
place of the twenty stumps now in op
eration. That would be an exhibition
of business courage which neither
that company or any other one In Or
egon has ever shown. Oh I for the
mantle of Senator Sharon to fall upon
some of the brave explorers of the "in
ner earth." Kentucky may boast of
her stump orators, but as hard rock
speakers Nevada takes the cake.
Captain Tyler arrived from Portland
last week and, after a few days' rest,
struck out for tho hills, Where ho and
friends have large interests. Mr. tai
consier, the mining expert from Spo
kane Falls, will follow in a few days,
to examine some property for some
Portland capitalists. -Whether it will
be the Simmons or Stein group lean
not say. Captain Tyler h.s lost no
faith in Cornucopia and says there
will be other mills hero soon.
ON14 tlUNMHtKO STAMPS.
Your readers from the "cow coun
ties" have, I am sure, a very slim com
prehension of the inclining of one hun
dred stamps. It means a large and
powerful engine lifting nnd dropping
one hundred eight hundred pound
weights of iron, and reducing to a
I powder two hundred tons of oro every
I day; it means daily and constant la
bor for one hundred men at !?3 oO to
!?! 00 per day; it means the sale of
, several of our largo mines; it means a
j huge town in this portion of Union
county; it. means the addition of two
I or three millions of dollars to the tx
j ablo properly of Union county; it
i means stage lines, hotels, stores, school
j houses and churches; it means life
I and energy; it means an active market
1 for all that Union county can raise.
If this is worth laboring for then strip
oil' your coats and wade in, at least
wake up. Other countries have done
all this and more. There is more ore
hero than in Alaska, and one hundred
times richer. At Juneau one company
runs 1580 stamps. Now let old Ken
tucky take courage and start up. an
Tho glorious Fourth will be celebrat
ed very generally in this part of tho
county. Baudin will "sieze the Amer
ican eagle by the spurs and raiso him
so high that his feet hanging down
ward will scorn to touch tho star.4."
Ho will narrate in Pino valley.
Tho Bunker Hill, owned by JU. B.
Brown and James Mackay, was located
last May, and within a few days a por
tion of the ledge has been uncovered.
It shows flakes of free gold, like layers
of mica. So it goes; every day corns
prospector drops in with cheering
uows, and brings jiosilive evidenco of
new additions to tho mineral wealth in
sight. This ledge is about three
fourths of a milo from the Simmons'
group, and one-fourth of a milo north
of tho Slate. The ledge is about two
feet wide and is well defined, and ono
which, until lately, has not been very
highly regarded, ft will now be fully
Tho Dunbar is on tho Bobcrt Em
mett ledge, about one-fourth of a milo
north. Tho ore leoks well and assays
well. Work is now being done and its
owners aro confident of having a good
JIM M IE CREEK.
r.ornl llasl)iiiii; Farm Now ami Noton
I'di'Honiil Muni ion.
June l,r), 188D.
Tho sheep shearers that went from
hero have returned.
(uite a crowd from hero visited
North Powder on tho Ifith.
S. F. Ousick is slowly
from his roccnt sick spoil.
The other day tho thermometer was
1)2 degrees above zeio in this vicinity.
Frank Miller, of Grande Hondo val
ley passed through hero a day or to
Preparations are being made for a
grand celebration at North Powder on
J. L. Cartor, county school superin
tendent, visited the schools here and
on Clover creek recently.
It has clouded up and looks like
rain. Tho farmers of this vicinity
would realize a great benefit should na
send us a good old maker,
G cargo T. Sanders, of Wallowa, was
visiting friends on Jimmie creek last
Saturday. Ho says that grass in that
section is doing well, and also that the
Wallowa Canyon road is being put in
A petition has been in circulation
for a road that crosses Clover crook
east of the Chas. Miller ranch and ex
tending in a northerly direction inter
secting the Hog valley rood near Mr.
Bradford's place. Thu road, if built,
will shorten the distance from Wolf
and Clover creeks to Union about
An estray animal branded 71 on the
left shoulder and V on the right shoul
der is running at Ure in Winida val
ley near W. If. StnUbnl's ranch. As
tho animal is breachy the Tettlern of
that community are desirous that the
owner will take the same away, imme
diately and avoid a duniagu suit.
Greatly Reduced Pri
The Trade Center of a Mapni
SOCIAL AND BUSINE8S ELEMENTS
Its Mineral Springs Stone Quarries and
Tho following description of the
thriving town of North Powder, and
vicinity, is taken from tho Pacific Ex
North IVwd.-r is situated On Iho
banks of a stream of the same name,
about thiity miles from tho city of Un
ion uud in Union county, and about
the same distance from Baker City.
Situated about, the center of Powder
river valley, east and west, the sur
loundiii), scmery is one of grandeur.
To the west, southwest ami northwest,
at a distance of about ten to fifteen
miles is seem the Blue Mountain
range, with its shaggy and craggy
peaks- and at this season of tho year
covered with snow, presenting to the
eye- an almo; t insurmnuutabro barrier
to. ingress or egress; yet over those are
passes through which travel is main
tained throughout the entire year.
To the east and northeast is seen the
IJagle creek range, presenting nearly
the same appearance as tlio Blue
Mountains of which, in fact, they are
a spur. Tn the south you havo the
j Powder river valley, dotted with its
j buttcs, and U'yond Baker City, until
j again, ns far as the eye can reach, you
I catch a dim vision of tho circling llluo
Mountains. Thi mountain scenery
' Kt trtsmil . mrlirtttti't nn.l uli'ii iitnn-iiw.
w" H-' nun .i,v. inclining
on the Pacific Crust, is of such fre
quency to some that they become
monotonous and insipid, while to
others tiny have an inspiring, soul-uplifting
tendency. Tho valley around
North Powder, oven up to' the foot
hilltj, is all susceptible of cultivation,
in some places ncediug irrigation but
in others growing excellent crops with
out it. Wheat yields about .'15 bushels
to tho acre, oats GO, barley (10, rye 20,
timothy from 1 to 3 tons per aero, and
alfalfa grows well. Stock raising is
carried on to a considerable extent in
horses, cattle and sheep. There are a
number of herds of blooded cattle in
tho immediato vicinity of North Pow
der, which are iljng well.
North Powder is tho center of trade
for quite a large section of country,
reaching out into a radius, on either
side, of ton to twelvo miles, thereby
giving it ascopo of at least 400 square
miles from which it draws its business.
Tho following is tho business of tho
(tanwAl Merchandise rit'ires 'I
Drug Stores. . l
Kurnituro it t'ndertuUing Establishments I
Jlent Maiketi 1
Tonsorlal Purlor.s I
Blacksmith Whops , 2
Hotels .. 1
Livery Feed Stable 1
Pinning Mills , , i
Grist Mills 1
There is oko a nourishing sooioty of
J. 0. O. F., two churches, tho Baptist
and Methodist Episcopal, and the Bap
tists are building both a, lino church
and a pan onage.
A tax has been lovicd to raise .$1,000
with which to build a now school
house, the present ono being too small
to accommodate the, present number
of children in the district, which nuni
bora one hundred pupils. Impiovc
monts are being made in the town and
some of them of quite a substantial
character. Mr. Gorham, of the firm of
Gorhum & Rothchild, is erecting a fine
two story building, which is being built
of stone quarried within tho vicinity of
As a shipping point North Powdor
takes a from rank witli other shipping
points along the lino of tho O. R. fc N.
Go's. road. Spencer, Ramsoy & Hall
shipped from hero last year 1000 car
loutls of lumber to. Eastern uoiiils.
Other parties shipped about .'500 cur
loads, and besides about 700 car loads
of grain, wood, etc., making in all 2000
car loads of freight shipped from this
point, a showing which many larger
pluccs would be proud of, and which
would be hei aided abroad with a flour
ish of piintei's ink.
The Anthony creek mill and flume
company have a ilumo through which
they deliver their lumber to tlio rail
load track for shipment. They also
ship a .Wgo amount of lumber, but it
could not be ascertained how much.
A KhinuJo factory is manufacturing a
large quantity of shingles and ship
ping tin- Kiuie to Eastern points uud
there is not the Fust doubt but that if
the full iiuhilx r of car hsuk) of freight
shipjH'd bom North Powder could
hue bien ,im i-rtuincd that not less
than 2''Hi wool 1 cover tho numbor.
'1 l.i ir an ill o three new saw mills
in com i. ol,i;iivii of erection, which,
wh n in i ni bUot, will give North
Powder the cidit of being tho first
ship) in j oint on the lino of thu O. R.
& S in kI h; i i. of Portland.
cos at A. N. Gardner
There is quarrii d near here a fine
building stone, which is of so soft a
nature that when thst quarried it can
be cut with a saw, or knife, but when
it becomes exposed to the air it hard
ens as hard as granite; it withstands
bent and lire does not efl'ect it. This
stone, when its quality becomes
known, will be a source of revenue to
the owners of the ledge and fill a long
felt want for building stone.
A i oud is being built into the Cracker
Creek mines, which, when completed,
will bo the best and shortest route to
those mines. Good quartz ledges have
been found in the mines adjacent to
North Powder, which give an assay
equal to many others which arc being
blowcd by printer's ink into marvels of
production. Fine farming lands aro
well watered by the North Powder,
Wolf, Clover, Anthony and Muddy
creeks, nil of which arc adjacent to the
village of North Powder for business
There aro also near tho town some
hot. mineral springs which aro said to
have curative qualities for many of tho
ills to which tho flesh is heir. Thcro
is a project on foot to bring into the
place a system of water works from
one of the clear mountain streams; yet
water is obtained in tho town at a
depth of from 10 to 18 feet and of ex
cellent quality and plentifulncss.
The O. R. it N- Go's, lands, which
lie near here, are again upon the mar
ket for sale. These aro fine lands and
are being inquired for by immigrants
who arc coining into this section quite
The following trades could find a
good place in North Powder, as thcro
are none within twenty-live miles, and
do a good business: Millinery and
dressmaking, harness and saddlery,
tin shop and bcots and shoos. This
would also bo a lino location for a
creamery, as tho farmers aro anxious
to engage in that business.
Homo's Hcular iSuil;ot ( Interesting
I.ocnl Xim ii.
The dry weather is having its cficct
even in our favored locality.
Tho old proverb, was right: "Tho
devil tempts most men but idlers tempt
Mr. Draper's flock of rams havo
calou up the angle stakes on a portion
of tho famous now road.
Tho kids are out engaging their best
girls for a grand time at Union on tho
Fourth. Wo nro all going.
Those who havo grain to sell mny
do, well to look out for there may bo a
hen on unless it rains soon.
William Wilkinson & Son havo over
one hundred thousand feet of choice
lumber in their yard which tlioy will
sell cheap for cash.
Some lost and won on tho foot rico,
others lost on the ball game, while
others got bruised ami banged, and
Homo plead for tho cause.
Wo saw tho Martin box was
suited and that he had gone in
suit of a mate to help build the
and lay tho twigs across. Make hasto
for martins never get and hutch in
The old negro aunties of tho south
say that burnt shoe soles and feathers
are good to euro a cold in tho head,
and parched shoes ami hog hoofs is a
good mixture for coughs. Somoofour
whoopingcough victims try it. Thcto
is nothing like nigger medicine.
A carriage maker of Armstrong;
county, Pa., has just shipped to Per
sia a carriage packed in boxes to facil
itate irausportatiou across tho desert
on camels' backs. Tho total freight
bill will bo about $100. Minniok it
Davis paid fjiGO freight on a 1200 pound
water wagon from Portland to Union,
(livo us opposition with tho Hunt rail
road. Tho lato session laws mako it in
cumbent upon all road supervisors to
kill and, weed out all Canada thistles
on tho roads in their districts, and to
notify all parties that havo them grow
ing on their farms. A fuiluro to do so
subjects tho supervisor to a fine of not
less than Jf'50 nor moro than $100 for
each neglect. This thistle is tho na
tional emblem of Scotland.
in tho Republican of Juno 0, wo
saw a labored articlo of nearly a col
umn devoted to some placer claims
found, thu result of a prospecting trip
in tho Big Minum country. Thoso
aro the Yukon mines spoken of by us
soino timo ago. The excitement was
at fever heat last week when several of
our neighbors wont out to prospect for
themselves and bring buck a color at
any rate. Up to ditto six of tho party
have returned among whom aro Smith,
DoBordc, Buughor, and Mr. Rcado, a
mining export. They prospected tho
deepest holes that havo been sunk, in
every available place, and sampled
now ones but failed to oven find a col
or, nor did they sco any porson .that
did find one. Thoy returned disgusted
with tho layout.
Knlflu Cooper Hlion,
S. II. Aylw, proprietor. Manufacturer of
but tar barrels uud kegs. A good supply
always on hand. Shop south of school
homo, Union, Oregon.
& Go's Jewelry Store-