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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1889.
the Oregon scout. 1
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ery 'I'lmrsiliiy morninc bv
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Scout, Union Oregon.
i wikiv J. A. Kakin,
U- :LAK,,, Notary l'ublic.
Attorneys at Law,
gOri'rompt Attention Paid to Collect.ons.
JOHN It. CltlTES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
tics. Ollice, two doors south of post-ollice,
J N. 0KO51WELL, M. D., '
Physician ami Surgeon.
Oilicc. one door outh of J. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
II. DAY, M. I).,
Physician aci Surgeon.
ALL CALLS lMiOMPTLT ATTr..Mli:i) TO.
Ollice adjoining .1 ones Uro's store. Can
be found nights at residence in feouth--west
.J. W. Siini.To.v. J. M. Oaukoll.
gHELTON & CAUKOLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Oflicc : Two doors south of post-otiice, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
Attorney at Law,
Oflicc, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. I,. DANFOKTII, M. I).,
Physician and Surg n
North l'owdcr, Oregon.
l) i s i: a s i: s o k w o m r. .' a s v k v i a l t y.
Calls attended to at all hours.
A. L. SAYLOIl, 51. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has permanently located and will attend
all professional calls day or night.
Oflicc: Drug store building; residence,
one door west of ltodgers' hotel.
And Deputy U. S. 51 moral Surveyor,
North Powder, Oregon.
B. F. Wilson".
A. J. Hacki:tt,
yyiLSON .fc IIACKETT,
Attorneys at Law.
Collection) and all other buslnessntrus
ted to us will receive prompt attention.
A complete abstract of tho land of Union
coumv in our uiucc,
Managers of the UNION REAL ESTATE
JAMES C. DOW,
Attorney at Law,
Land Business Promptly Atten
ded to Before the U. S. Offices. .
fc2TMining claims bought and sold on
commission. Minos examined and repor
J W. STRANGE,
La Grande, Oregon.
Will visit Union regularly on the
firHt Monday of oach month.
ALL WORK WAKHANTED
Flit. ST CLASS
Jnnc 2G, 1889.
51r. Castle, of Pendleton, in hero on
William White returned from Da
kota during the week.
ttluobacks, or the salmon canned
for market, are caught here.
Arms for K company are now at the
depot awaiting for a drayman.
Mrs. White's daughter is building
her a residence in La Grande.
Hobert Lloyd left here on Tuesday,
bound for the Cracker Creek mined.
Your .limmie Creek scribe is "off;"
North Powder lias no celebration this
An unfortunate accident, happily
not more sotious, happoned to5Ir. and
Mrs. John O'Hryant. of Clover creek,
on Sunday evening, while returning
from a visit to an invalid daughter, re
siding at 5Iuddy. When near 5Ir.
Gus Hutchinson's place, two young
gentlemen came riding up furiously
from tho rear, causing 5fr. O' Bryant's
team to become unmanageable. In
their fright they ran into a rail fence,
a stake of which came in contact with
5Irs. O'liryant's head, penetrating the
scalp near the eyebrows and cutting a
gash backwards over her forehead some
four or live inches in length, complete
ly denuding the bono. She fell back
wards out of the hack from the force of
the blow, sustaining injury in the re
gion of the chest. 51r. O'Hryant was
drawn forward over the dash and
alighted on the ground on his shoul
der and hip sustaining painful injuries,
liy the kindly assistance of 5Ir. Wil
son and 5Ir. Ellis they wore conveyed
home, where, on arrival, they were at
tended by Dr. Savior, who dressed their
wounds. At this wiiting both parties
arc progressing nicely, with overy
prospect of complete recovery in due
time. A very unsightly scar will al
ways hereafter remind Mrs. O'Hryant
of her nearly fatal accident. It is said
that the worthies who caused the ac
cident did not even act the part of tho
Good Samaritan, but passed quickly
by on the other side and out of sight,
not being manly enough to face tho
result of their culpable carelessness,
probably. We opine that fewer acci
dents would occur were tho originators
held responsible in every instance
where damages result, and an amend
ment to our statutes might result in
salutary good to every one having oc
casion to traverse the public highway,
and also act as a safeguard to life and
limb. A JAN.
Homo's lli-giilur ISuilKUt of IutorfhlliiK
l.oral 'm s.
June 30, 1880.
Tho bull calf followed George Tolley
to Onion on Sunday the .'JOth inst.
Tho farmers of High valley felt so
good over tho rainy spell that they all
went over to Petorson's to eat peaches.
.Ford. Mlceli can come back and got
tho seat of his pants ho left on John
51innick's barb wire fonco while on a
late fishing tour to our valley.
Kobt. E. Hall has just arrived from
West Virginia. Ho is looking for a
location for his family, being favorably
impressed with tho people and coun
try. Tho recent aains havo savod all tho
late grain and a good portion of tho
early seeding. All wo ask for now is
tho advent of tho Hunt railroad.
The sweetheart, when on his way to
see his lady lovo, should ho stub his
light too he will bo welcome, but if ho
stubs his loft toe lie may know ho is
Tho first quarter of our school has
closed. Our excellent lonelier, 5Ir. N.
Conkiin, hold an examination of the
highor class with the following rosult :
History, Charles Logsdon, 07; arith
metic, Nora Wilkinfcon, 03; geogra
why, 5Iaey 5Iinniek, 100; spelling,
Clara Cline, 08.
JJornard tagdoii met quite an acci
dent on tho 20th inst. He started to
Union with aloud of live hogs and had
a wild homo hitched in Umt became
frightened at tho hogs ahd ran away
down a steep hill, upaetting and de
molishing the wagon and hurting
Logsdon in the back and side uud cut
ting a deep gush in Ida head. The
hogs came out best of all, with nt 4
ion, Field Glasses, Eiisliing' Tackle, etc., at
A Flourishing- Young City in
Grande Ronde Valley.
PROSPECTIVE RAILROAD CENTER.
Its Desirable Climate, Progressive ivoilo
and Business Advantages.
Tho traveling correspondent of the
Pacific Express, writing of Grande
Itonde and the town of Summerville,
You may ring and sing the praises
of the Willamette, sound tho beauties
of tho Umpqiia, herald the delights of
the liogue river, and fling to the
breezes the utility of the L'matilla, yet
not all combined surpass this wonder
ful valley the Grande Kondc.
The beauty of its scenery, its ma
jestic mountain boundaries with their
snow-clad peaks, its palisades of rocks,
and forests of pine and iir.
Its gushing, rushing streamlets, springing
forth from mountain side,
Curlimr, whirling, downward go, in laugh
ter and in pride,
Its eanvons long and gorges deep through
which thee streamlets How,
And if you gaze from height to depth
there's granduer there below.
The valley too, presents its scenes of sights
iunt'rich and rare,
Numerous cricks with lovely shade mean
dering here and there,
Splendid farms and pleasant homes
throughout thK vale are seen,
And herds of stock which grazing are upon
tho mountain green.
The Grande Hondo valley contains
about ."00,000 acres of land, something
over 100,000 acres being susceptible of
cultivation and only a trille over half
of this yet utilized. Were the land di
vided into 100-acie tracts, tho water
power, of which the streams in the val
ley can furnish an unlimited supply,
brought into requisition, tho valley
could and would sustain a population
of from -10,000 to ;"0,000 inhabitants.
The valley is undulating, tho soil
rich and productive, producing wheat,
barley, oats, rye, corn, potatoes and
fruits of all kinds. There is in tho val
ley some of tho finest apple, orchards
in the slate. Grapes yield well, the
flavor of which is excellent.
One among tho number of its line
and growing towns is Summerville,
situated in the northern portion of the
county, about eighteen miles from La
Grande. It is built along tho banks
of 51 ill creek, which stream is fed by
the numerous springs issuing forth
from tho foot hills, giving a water pow
er which drives two largo flouring
mills with a capacity of grinding 200,
000 bushels of wheat per year.
There are also three sawmills which
cut 30,000 feet of lumber per day or
ten million feet per year. Other mills
are in contemplation of erection.
Summerville is situated in the finest
part of the Grande Honda valley.
To the northwest from two to ten
miles are about 00,000 acres of timber
land with at least 80,000,000 feet of
good timber which is only waiting
means of trauspoitalion to bo manu
factured into lumber. The country
adjacent, which has Summervillo as
its natural point with which to trans
act buainc, is sixteen by eighteen
miles in circumference, or 228 squaro
miles. A country sufliciently largo to
support a city of 3,000 people and 10,
000 within its borders, and if the O.
It. it N. Co. build from LaGrando into
the Wallowa county and tho Hunt
road comes to tho Grande Kondc val
loy, Summervillo is bound to bo n city
of from tlireo to five thousand people.
It now enjoys a trade in tho aggro
gate, exclusive of its banking business
of $-150,000 per year, not a bad showing
for a town of only 500 inhabitants and
who have to wagon all their business
eighteen milos to tho railroad for ship
ment and return freight.
Tho following is tho business of tho
Generul Marchiuidisif Ktoras
I unlivnri, tnrtttl
Till and Hardware Stormt
Notion Wtore ;1
Huddle und Ilariltt tstorus-
Livery and Pw-d Htubla
YVuuun und JUpuir -hop
(irtt 11 ill.
I'laniiitf Mill .
Of societies there are tho I. O. O. F;
A. F. it A. 51 ; Good Templar?, and W.
C. T. U.
The spiritual wants of tho people
are well provided for, as there are tho
Southern 5Iethodists, 5Iethodist Epis
copal and Presbyterians. Eacli have
a house of worship and other denomi
nations often hold services, thereby
accommodating all in their religion
The facilities for obtaining a com
mon school education is good. They
havo a fine frame school hotue of two
rooms employing two teachers to whom
they pay ifoO and 'fTf per month sala
ry. There are in the district 12S
children drawing public money, witli
an average daily attendance of 7S
pupils. The value of the school prop
erty is $2000 and the amount of mon
ey drawn from public funds is $500.
A newspaper is about to be estab
lished by 5Iessrs. Dcvine it Huffman,
to be called tho Summerville Auno
tator. The town was incorporated about
three years since and has a mayor,
recorder, marshal, treasurer and live
councihnen who prcsido over tho des
tinies and morals of the place. Sum
merville also has a good brass band of
That the citizens of Summerville
are full of push, and energy and zeal,
it is only necessary to state that the
sum of $-JS,000 is subscribed as a sub
sidy to the Hunt road, and they aro
willing to make this sacrifice to enjoy
direct communication with tho busi
ness centers of the shipping markets,
as it is they sutler the inconvenience
of having to wagon their supplies.
The climate at Summervillo is about
tho same as that in other parts of tho
valley, although built as it is near the
foot hills, tho cold northern and wes
tern winds do not afl'ect them to a
Tho water is pure and can bo ob
tained at from ten to twenty feet in
depth. The hygiene of tho place is
good and its citizens are healthy and
robust, which speaks well for tho puri
ty of tho atmosphere and tho freedom
of the country from malaria.
Any one wishing to ascertain the ad
vantages of Summervillo for homes,
its farming surroundings, price of land,
health of country, or who desire to in
vest for speculation, can by addressing
Theodore Williams, Esq., mayor of
Summerville, havo their enquiries
promptly and truthfully answered.
Ytinit Vuiu! Yum!
A kiss to bo enjoyable must bo ar
tistic. There should bo tho premoni
tory warning, tho careful and delight
ful preparation. What a world of ox
quisito emotion there is in this! Tho
arm gently encircling tho waist and
pressing tho quivering form with a
tender and a deep-seated' meaning.
Then comes tho next stage, tho placing I
of tho finger tips on the rounded chin,
and its succeeding blight elevation,
with this tho lips of the fair one auto
matically pucker and tho eyes eloso as 1
if in tho intoxication of tho delirium
that is so near. Then tho realization.
Heaven preserve us ! Tho application of
tho four lips in a gentle, deliberate, fully-realizing-tlic-itnportance-of-tlie-H
i tu a
tion and soul-stirring style. Thon comos
tho climax, tho real soul of tho kiss, its
inner consciousness, its very living es
sence. This cannot bo described be
cause it varies with tho individual.
With some there comes at this instant
a long-drawn-out, symmetrical anil sug
gestive sound, something like tho draw
ing of 11 bow over tho mute string of a.
violin. With others tliero is tho gurg
ling sound, which carries tho idea that
tho pair ftro in tho last stages of a poig
nant frenzy. Last and best of all tho
gamo is tho very choicest kind of a kiss ;
tho kiss iiccoinpahiod by tho velvety, ad
hesive sound that plainly says now wo
have got what we want and would like
to fctay hero forever. Goodness gra
cious! H tots ono all over in 11 titilla
lion, or u tintinnabulation, as you
please, just to think of it! Detroit
Saw Mills, (1 steam, 'J water) . ..
Public Halts .
Contractors and llullder.s . .
Huildiug and loan Aocirlniis. . .
Greatly Ileduced Prijces at A. N. Gardner
Paragraphic Record of the Hap
penings of the Week.
SCHOOL TEACHERS SELECTED.
The Crop OutlowkAiiction Sale of Hor
ses Tarnct Shooting
Covk, July, 2 ISS'J.
lee Hendcrshott has loturned from J
an extended trip to Idaho.
Chetries and raspberries are ripe and 1
in their prime. Come to tho Covo if 1
you want a treat of tho finest fiesh
.). W. Chandler is building a neat
dwelling house on his farm in lower
Cove. L. 15. Stearns is tho boss of con
struction. The auction sale of horses held by
5tr. George Thomas last Saturday was
well attended and many fair prices
Thomas A. Parton, of La Grande, is
in town. He has secured contracts for
painting Iho dwellings of A. .1. Harris,
T. G. Wilson and .lames Hloom.
Eugene Conkiin,' the mighty bear
slayer, of 5fedical Springs, is in town
this week. He wears his laurels as an
exterminator of bruin, very modestly.
Tho boys are practicing target shoot
ing with a view of contesting for tho
prizes ofl'ered at Union, Thursday.
As yet the bull's-eye is heart-whole
The rain has proven of great benefit
to grain and hay fluids in most local
ities. In places tho crops wore too
much burnt, to bo saved by any
amount of rainfall.
Tho Covo sports returned from the
horse race at Union last Saturday,
with their pockets well lined with ill
gotten gain. The Cove horse had no
trouble in winning the contest.
Lost A pair of gold bowed specta
cles between the residence of 15. 15.
Sanborn and Covo. Finder will Fre
ccivo suitable reward by returning the
same to A. J. Foster it Son's store.
E. A. Holmes and Eugono Foster
havo returned from their trip to tho
Sound, and Shoalwater bay, Oregon.
They consider it the making of a great
country and invested in fi veneres near
Gray's Harbor, during their stay.
Teachers for the Covo public school
for tho ensuing year, were chosen last
5Ionday at a directors' meeting. E. 15.
Conkiin was elected principal at a sal
ary of $75 per month, and 5 Irs. .ludson
Goer as assistant at $50 per month.
School will commence on the first
5Ionday in October. Tho directors
also advertise for bids to furnish twelve
cords of pine or fir wood, bids to be re
ceived until July 20.
fit, JSoriifU'il lxig lit .lolniNtuivii.
51 r. Kress, his wife, tlireo children
and four St. Iternard dogs were in ono
of tho houses swept away by tho flood
in Conomaugh valley. A correspon
dent tells this story : "The liouso was
rolled over and over, and each timo all
tho family but Kress was washed into
tho wator. The dogs sprang into the
water as eaeli member of tho family
fell in and in a moment had the unfor
tunate person on tho house again.
Overt ices, brush and through dangers
of overy kind tho animals dashed to
save their master's family. When
shoal wator and a leduced current
swung tho liouso near tho shore tho
dogs carried or towed tho whole family
safely to tho shore. Kress says lie
lost $100,000 in tho flood, but ho
would not givo up his dogs to havo
tho wealth restored."
A Woiiinn'n UiHisovm-y.
"Another wonderful discovery has been
iriadu and that too by a lady hi this county
Disease fastened Its clutches upon her and
forsovon years she withstood its severest
touts, but her vital organs were undermined
iiml death seemed Imminent. For three
! mouth she cuuKhtxl Incessantly and could
nut oei, Mid bought of us 11 bottle of Dr.
! king' New Discovery for Consumption
uid was ho much relieved on taking first
doo thut "ho slei t ull night and with ,01111
I bottle lm laeii miraculously cured. Her
! name is Mr Lutliur Lutz-" Thus write
' AW V. Hatii'ickA Co,, of Shelby, N. C
1 (let a froe trial bottle at llrown's drug
i slow. Union, Orcoii.
Olio of IT11I1111 County' ,Mnt l'lourlliliiK
mill l'r(;i i.l c Tom lis.
51 r. W. W. White, traveling corres
pondent of the Pacific Express, says:
Island City is situated about four
miles from La Grande, to the east, is
one of the pleasantest little towns of
Grande Hondo valley. It is built upon
an island winch is about eight miles in
length and from one to one and a half
miles in width. Although containing
but about .'500 inhabitants it is one of
the busiest little cities in the valley.
It has the largest flouring mill in Union
county, which has a capacity of 150
bbls. per day, or of grinding 750 bushels
of wheat in twenty-four hqurs. It also
has the largest and most extensive
general merchandise storo in tho
county; doing more business than any
three establishments therein combined.
Its bank also made a sworn statement
of business done during the past year,
and challenged any other bank in the
county to compare statements. Tho
challenge was not accepted, knowing
that they would bo worsted. Island
City is in tho center of a large and
flourishing farming community. The
O. K. it N. Co. aro now surveying a
road to run through this city and into
tho Wallowa country, which will givo
this place tho cream of the business of
this part of the valley
Tho town presents the appearance
of life and bustle, owing to tho fanners
hauling in their grain which they havo
kept through tho winter and spring
anticipating better prices.
Island City has the full water power
of tlto Grande Kondc river, and is only
waiting capital for the many uses to
which it may be put.
Tho Island was first settled in 1802
by a a half breed, but tho first substan
tial house was built by 5Ir. Ferguson
in tho full of that year and now it is a.
perfect paradise of farms, beautiful
homes and happy peojdo.
Tho village owes its business and
prosperity to tho corporation of the
5Ierehandiso and 5rilling Co., who
wero organized under tho laws of
Oregon in December, 1S8-1, with a
capital stock of $75,000 which lias been
increased up to tho present timo to
$150,000. The officers aro at present
Charles Goodnough, president ftnd
manager; .1.51. Church, vice president;
Will' Andrews, secrotary. Directors:
Chas. Goodnough, J. W. Church, C. 1).
Reiser, Will Andrews.
Tho company, as its name indicates,
is engaged in a general merchandise
and milling business, owning and con
trolling four generul merchandise stores
und u full roller process grist mill of
150 barrels capacity per 21 hours, sit
uated at Island City. They havo
branch stores at tho following places :
Enterprise and Wallown, Wallowa
county, and llilgard Union county.
The branch stores at Wallowa and
Hilgurd huving been eestublished
during tho past your. Tho aggrogtito
sales of their four houses during tho
past year havo been $250,000, ono half
of which was done by their houso lit
This firm also bought, hold and
shipped for themselves and others,
last reason, .'100,000 pounds of wool.
They aro now in anticipation of tho
O. It. it N. Co's. road through tho val
ley, and ftro milking preparations for
tho building of ft largo olovator at
Islund City, for tho purposo of bund
ling grain of all kinds, and 11 wtiro
liouso in which to store, pack and
liiiudlo wool or imy other commodities
which tho fiirmers may wish them to
Tho business of the city is us follows :
(leneral Mdso Ktorcs 1
Agricultural Implement Depots '2
Harness and Haddlcry I
Millinery Store 1
tStove and Ware Storo 1
Ice Cream uud Confectionery 1
Uurbcr Shops 1
Hlueksmlth Shops 1
Wagon Shops 1
Livery. Feed and Salo Stable I
(irlst Mills 1
Churchoi (Roman Catholics) 1
Thoro aro no physicians in tho
pluco, which speaks well for tho com
munity ; and no lawyers, which showH
that the citizens aro peaceful.
They havo a lino brick school build
ing costing $3,000. Tho district en
rolls 112 children drawing public
monoy, and has an nttendunco of u..
Two teachers aro employed, receiving
$75 und $ 10 nor month. Thu standard
of tho school is equal to otiior schools
jrt tho utoimty.
& Co's. Jewelry Store.