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UNION, OKEGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1889.
The Oregon Scout,
An Independent weekly journal, issued ev
ery Thursday morning bv
JONES & CHAZS'CEY,
I'nUlUlars ;ttMl Proprietor
A. K. Jom'.S, i
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plication. "Correspondence from all parts of the
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Scout, Union Oregon.
J. A. Eakis,
J EAKIN, Ss RROTIIEll,
Attorneys at Law,
JSTl'roinpt Attention Paid to Collect.ons.
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Olliee, two doors south of post-ollice.
J. AW Siu:i.tox. J. M. Cauiioli..
CJ HELTON & CARROLL.
Ollicc : Two doors south of post-ofllce, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
Attorney at Law,
Otlicc, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. JAMES 0. DOW,
Attorney at Law,
Land Business Promptly Atten
ded to Before the U. S. Offices.
claims bought and sold on
-Mines examined and ropor-
A. J. IfACKKTT,
-yy-ILSON & 1IACKETT,
Attorneys at Law.
Collections and all other business entrus
ted to us will receive prompt attention.
A complete abstract of the land of Union
county in our ollicc,
Managers of the UNION REAL ESTATE
OFFICE: UNION, OP..
N. CROMWELL, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Onico, ono door outh
store, Union, Oregon.
of J. 15. Eaton's
Q II. DAY, 31. D.,
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AU, CALLS IT.O.Ml'TIV ATTEXDED TO.
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Graduate, l'uli 3Iedieal College, Chicago
Oflieo at Union Pharmacy, CuHs prompt
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Prescriptions carefully prepared
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Imported and Domestic Ci
Keeps constantly on hand a com-.
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pooing, in the Latest style
of the Art,
Shop two doors south of Centennial hotel.
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at tho Ilixh Vttllty .
All kind of lumber constantly on hand
or f unit bed on abort notice. Price i;Utap
Patronage - Solicited.
Rifles, Sliol lis
1 "B 1 "
An Ilitoi-ttlUK Letter From Our lie;
Wafliintitou. I). (
j bmTOK OltEiiox SeoiT:
j Corporal Tanner's just published
I letter to Private" I)alll,. of Oliio, re
flecting upon luV removal from the
j eoinmissioneiship of pensions kills
what little chance he had ot retaining
even the pretended friendship of the
administration. The letter is marked
"eonfidentinl," and there is a postscript
asking the Private not to say anything
about it, but that will hardly save Mr.
Tanner, who ought to know Dalzell
thoroughly. It was whilu Mr. Tanner
was in oificc that Dalzell published his
letter informing all old soldiers that
they were entitled to certain additional
bounty, to which the law gives no ti
tle whatever. That letter created an
enormous amount of trouble to the
treasury department and the pension
office alike, and was deemed at
the time to be little less than a dclib
I orate sensational lie, or else Dalzell
j must have been crazy when he wrote
; it. Dalzell is a blatherskite and Mr.
; Tanner should have known it. Yet
1 he wiote a confidential letter to him,
rellocting upon the administration.
If the letter, as published, is correct,
it shows how little Mr. Tamier undcr-
stands the actual workings of tho pen
j sion bureau. He writes to Dalzell this,
among other filings ; "My second or
i dor was thereafter in the settlement of
I a pension claim the word of a private,
' if he was a man of good character and
I standing, should amount to as much
, in tho settlement of a claim as tho
l word of a man who has worn shoulder
straps.', Though the testimony of a
commissioned officer was for years
demanded, where it could be sup
plied, the testimony of a reputable
private has not for the last ten years,
been regarded as of less weight than
that of a reputable commissioned ofli
ccr and there- never was a time when
the uncorroborated testimony of one
commissioned ollicer would establish
the origin of a disability in service.
Owing to the defective and bungling
English in ono of tho pension bureau's
official citculars it would seem as if
the testimony of an ollicer was of more
value than that of a pi i vale, but Cor
poral Tanner should know belter.
In fact Mr. Tanner misunderstands
the nature of his own order. His or
der was to tho effect that the evidence
of ono comrade, "taken in connection
with the testimony of tho claimant
himself, if reputable," should be suffi
cient in any case, thus throwing the
granting of a pension practically upon
the unsupported testimony of ono
man, for it would be bad law as well as
bad equity to hold that the claimant's
statement could be regarded as evi
dence. Tho rule that two disinteres
ted witnesses are required to establish
a fact as to any claim agajn&t Iho gov
ernment permeates the departmental
practice and Mr. Tanner's childish ef
fort fo make the claimant himself such
as a "witness" was well met by Secre-
that tho uncorroborated testimony of
one commissioned officer was enough
to establish origin in pension claims,
Mr. Tanner betrays only a small por
tion of his delightful and extensive ig
norance. The official announcement from
Deer Park of Ex-Congressman War
ner's unqualified refusal of the com
miseionership of pensions leaves that
voxed question as far from settlement
as ovor and there is no prospect that
the president will settlo the matter un
til his return to Washington, which ho
does well, by the way, to make as early
as possible, if he is not callous to the
criticism of his unreasonably long ab
sence from the seat of government.
In the meantime the commissioner
ship is an unsolved problem.
Tho republican congressmen who
happen to be in tho city are regaining
hope with tho president's announce
ment that ho will roturn to Washing
ton to-morrow, probably. For several
weeks there has been bitter complaint
on the part of tho visiting congress
men at the alleged unnecessary dolay
of departmental officials in tho bottlo
ment of local officers. At tho post
office department everyone hcodis
afraid to move in the absence of As
sistant Postmaster General Clarksou
and in other departments the officials
will not put forward hand or foot savo
at the order of tho President. Tho re
publican politicians of all classes aro
clamorous for tho immediate turning
ovor of all offices held by democrats,
and in states like Ohio the danger
threatens in no uncertain tones, for
the people will hold their representa
tives in aongruett iwrtonally responsi
ble. These representative, in thoir
turn, mail on to Washington and do
thoir lost and moot defeat.
Tho improveinonU in the inaunifi-
cen residenoe purchased by Vice-Presi
dent Morton uro approaching cpinplo-
mill iuiu iv ib mini wilit lliu morions
will miiUo Washington their nerina-
uent winter homo, uLumlouing their
city home in New yor;. j,
For mle on easy term, one 50 inch
full ni ki l biewle, ulj one -18 inch
at and aid liiu.-h. Ihuh wheel" are near
ly now and are in kx1 repuir For
partit ulniH cull at this oiTu-u.
;ilieribe for Tun Uiiomx N orr.
welry, and Diam
CrltlcWm of tlm Ui'p rl of thM!innrl Jury
Union. Or.. Oe!. 7. ISSft.
Editor Orsoos Scorr:
Will you please allow me sufficient
of your valuable space to notice briefly
a portion of the report of the lute
I doubt not the honorable jtfuitlemen
composing thai grand jury were anx
ious to get at the bottom facts concern
ing all, matters brought to their notice,
and I hope they wero successful in
most instances, but in some cases they
were certainly led into error.
In the matter of the much discuod
delinquent tax list, I think they have
been led into a serious blunder. Ev
er since I have been a member of the
county court, we have labored faith
fully and incessantly to have all the
taxes collected that could be collected,
and each succeeding grand jury, in
thuiri report, prompted by tho misrep
resentation of the sherill', obstructs, so
far as the influence of their ropoH
goes, our elfortin this direction
I freely acknowledge tho propriety
and commend the practice of the
grand jury in looking well into all
matters in which tho citiiens aud tax
payers aio interested. They cannot
be bo thorough in this, and they
should make such recommendations
and 'suggestiona as in their wUsdonx
they deem proper, but they should bo
careful (o inform ihemselves thorough
ly on the sul jcets of which they treat,
andngt be led into making recommon
dntionii through errors that are directly
againlt their own interest! and tho in
terests of every other good citizen.
They report that there id $1,250, of
tho delinquent list that is uncollecta
hle, of tax on property, besides $4.17
poll tax. Xow how did they learn
this fact except from tho .sheriff? The
county court wrestles with this delin
quent tax from ono end of tho year to
the other and we probably understand
the matter fully us well as tho grand
jury can in a kw d.iys, and commiss
ioner McDonald and niyaelf were noar
the grand jury during its sitting, and
wo might have thrown some light on
the subject, but they evidently acted
upon the representations of the sheriiF,
who has all along evinced a much
greater desire to secure a commenda
tion from the grand jury than to col
lect the taxes. If tho sheriff would
exert himself as much to collect tho
taxes as he does to get excused for not
doing so and to secure tho cancella
tion of taxes, there would bo very lit
tlo taxes lost or delinquent.
There was stricken off tho' tax list of
uncollectablo taxes, in April last, by
tho .county court, $1,079.83, and of
sheriff's credits, which means the same
thing, fjU,0(7.:i:i, making f2.117.lfl f
laxojshost at that time, a great portion
of which could have been collected by
proper effort at tho right time, aud a
very small portion of that transcribed
then was uneollectable, if the sheriff
had performed his duty a Iho law di
rects, nor is thero nearly such an
amount that is uiicollectablo as they
report, but tlm longer it is delayed tho
more is lost. While the grand jury
was'making Ruggoetions, why did they
not recommend that the sheriff collect
without delay tho .f;i,890.57 of delin
quent taxes that they term collectable,
that c6uld be very profitably applied
on tho building of county bridges,
roads and other improvements.
Tho county court at the last July
torm made an order directing 'he
sheriff to proceed at once to collect all
delinquent taxes by levy and sale of
property if necessary. Can any oue
give a good reas-m why that order and
similar orders made before have not
been complied with?
The grand jury is also in error in
the' matter of tho roads to which thoy
refer, but that portion of their report
is comparatively harmless. If that
grand jury had the same difficulties in
county road matters to contend with
that tjio county court has, 1 fear one
half of them would bo in tho lunatic
asylum in less than ono yoar.
y' .,, O. P. GOOD ALL.
POWDER mVErf PEBBLES.
October 1, 1889.
Plowing has commenced and the
farmors are sowing their fall grain.
Tho Sturgill Bros, will cotnmenoe
work on their ditch tho first of the
week with a force of twelve men.
Our school district, No. 57, is being
provided with a new school house,
size 20x30. It will be (jbnipleted in
time for a fall term of school.
Mr. XV. D. Eineli), who U now in the
east with sevoral car UmhIh of horses,
will return to his homo on I'owdor
Henry liownwi ja building u neat
and comfortable residence, !o.-ides sev
eral other new improvement.
Mrq. Douio Wright is eypi cling her
mother soon from British Colunibin.
Mr. Ohas. Duncan h .s leturct'd
from Union, Houth Dakota, nnJ m
noivirh lhiker City tittondi.i to hn i
ness. I .
V 1 1. lilt ulo.
Blear SaivK m v f Cut'.
limiacH, Mores, I'lci r , hnlt Klx "in, I Vvr
Kon a, Tiftti'r, 'hup illand -, ii 'l,:.th, ,
Corn, and ll mIh a - . , I ..-I
aivoly curca i iV-, or m i , 1 i
is jniurantee 1 to jr.v u n i .
or money refunded
box. For wtli-lit Hrov.i
oncls just receive
Itomo'K Kcgiilur dulcet of
Local "nt h.
Oct. 7, 1SSJ).
llobt. E. llnll has returned to his
home in West Virginia.
Some of our nimrods have gone to
the mountains in quest of game.
Arthur Celier and Mcritto Wilkin
son are each erecting new dwellings.
Four of our neighbors have new
"Homo Comfort" ranges, bought of
the Wrought Iron Ivange Co.
Minnick's threshing machine is at
home, but will bo in Union on the 'Jlh
.with his engine and wood saw to thresh
all the cord wood in town on short
I had a spare moment and stepped
into the court room the other day to
bo disgusted over a rampant divorce
ease. Taking tho late statistics of all
the divorced men in tho United States
show that if they were formed into an
army they would outnumber tho stand
ing army oTany European power, and
if the divorced of both sexes wero
placed by themselves they would com
fortably populato a territory larger
than any of our stales. Thero is only
one state in which divorces aro not
granted. This champion state in up
holding tho solemnity of the marriage
rito is South Carolina. No divorces
aro granted for any cause. Once mar
ried is always married, is the inexora
ble law of the state, and should bo a
universal law. HOMO.
October 5, 1SS9.
Miss Bessie Murray came up, to-day,
from La Grande. Wo understand alio
hns accepted tho position of assistant
teacher in our school. Miss Murray is
well qualified and gives good satisfac
tion. .). McKcan, of Idaho, spent two or
three days with us rocontly. Ho ex
pressed himself as being highly pleased
with om little town. We lmvo all the
advantages of any other town in the
county. Why in Iho name of com
mon senso don't some ono como and
start a printing office. lCvcrybody in
this part of the country would sub
turibe for a North Powder paper.
Dr. A. L. Savior, of Union, passed
through hero to-day on his way to Un
ion. The doctor has made arrange
ments to locate in Haines whero ho
expects to open a drug store and prac
tice medicine. Ho will movo tho first
of next woek.
Thero seems to bo dissalisfaetion
among some of our neighbors with our
present teacher, Mr. Whitehead, for
being too strict with tho scholars. Mr.
Whitehead is a stranger in this coun
try, but a gentleman of long experi
ence in school teaching. Moral per
suasion has beeomo a thing of tho
past. Mr. Whitehead will teach tho
school, or throw up tho spongo.
Two North Powdor sports went out
hunting, yesterday, for wild chickens,
but had poor success. Tho ranchers
watched their hen houses aud Mr. Si
monis kept his ducks ponned up all
day. Ho says "uf dem phollerH komo
my blaco mound und makes mishtakes
und kills mine ducks I on komo to
Union vright a vay und told dot sher
iff. I-kdoU oudt Dave. I do dot sure.
J. B. H.
Oct. 8, 1889.
The bull toro up alio alkali dust
As ho looked on the girl in red, ihust,
Her bosom swelled till sho thought 'twould
And down on lior knees in tho alkali dust
Her hiunhlo prayer sho said.
He reared and bellowed and mudo a fuss
As lwwn the lane ho fled. faced cuss"
"You bob-tailed, short-horned hrindlo
Wu the end of tho prayer sho said.
Tho farmers who have been in
Grando Hondo, harvesting, have re
turned homo to proparo for tho coming
Uladon Ashby and wifo, of Pylo can
non, have been visiting their daughter,
Mrs. Iiinily Gorman, in'IJakor City tho
Mr. Jos. Vowoll ami Mr, Clark, both
old timo M!)orH," took a trip to linker
county recently, in search for tho
"filthy lucre." They didn't find tho
John IJrooke, our good old bard,"
wrote to his friends in Telocasot last
week,,. John is nearly to his destina
tion and seems to bo worried with his
flock. Ho writes:
"Wo imitlioato our 'Climax'
And hourly call on God;
Wo wish the blooming quadrupeds
Wore all beneath tho hod!"
!ob Tombleson, one of Antelope's
enterprising ' fanners, contemplates
tippling the coming winter in tho
J,rfunrf?Mjnthoin cliino" of oUl'Culifor
ni.i. Hob enjoys warm weather, (and
vMiUpt say tho good old 'alf and 'alf.
llfWill rgturiYtO lihVAntolopo domain
iit tho spring.'
The North Powder lakes above tho
uig ! y that name havo been a fash
ioi.iM) place oi ntHort during the past
" i nier. City people from different
i , of (he country have been there,
., . nig, gotMpiug, looking at each
iers new (lresaes, making love, eat
c! at A- ftl. Cardn
ing grou.-e and mountain scnery,
and reclining on the grassy beach
reading "True Granducr of Nations"
bv ('has. Sumner and "How to Fish"
by Kuril Hloch.
Frank Childers, the La Grando liv
ery stable man, passed through, Sun
day with a commercial traveler. They
have been making a tour of the coun
try whero no railroad goes.
In Pylo canyon the thirteen-year-old
urchins fight over the politics of their
sires. Not long ago, as a crowd of
school children were going homo from
the school house, discussing the cur
rent topics of tho nineteenth century,
this momentuous question of political
views came up. It was contested hard
by both parties, until the son of the G.
A. H. man thought the other boy too
fresh in his opinions about that grand
old party, when pugilistic manifesta
tions were made by G. A. It. The son
of the democratically inclined father
stood his ground and quite another
war was fought. Go it. young Ameri
ca I Principle is principle, nutsclo is
As tho present generation is step
ping out. on tho grand stage of public
and civil action it is confronted with
many complicated questions, which
our fathers havo been wrangling with
for years. This ono question of church
and state union, of religious govern
ment, is ono of tho many wo boys of
this fair land aro to contend with bc
foro long. Shall wr march out to tho
grand, wild music of Right, and say to
the demon, "Hack to your kennel 1" or
shall wo bow before tho cross and say
" To Douin Sandamus" and lot our
manhood bo crushed to a tearful sub
mission? After Thackcry wroto -100 long pages
in trying to satisfy himself' ho closes
"Vanity Fair" with "Ah vanitus van
itatuml which of 113 is happv
in this world? which of us has his de
sire? or having it is satisfied? I put
to you tho same question. After you
havo fretted and worried and got tho
prize you wanted, are you satisfied?
Do you fold your hands and say "I'm
satisfied?" Look at tho child, tho
youth, tho parent, the silver haired
veteran the stamp of prido and vani
ty is set on their brow you can't
bring all tho wealth of the world and
pilo it at their foot and say "take that
ahd bo content," and satisfy their
wishes. No, ho wants another crea
tion and another lifo of luxury to livo
ho wants another lifo gilded with
wealth and mado lustrous with gold.
Thoro is vain wish in evory man,
proud as ho may bo, that can never bo
gratified. It is limitless. D. W. H.
October 0, 18S9.
At a meeting of tho Cove band, Sat
urday ovening, tho following officers
wero elected: E. 13. Conklin, presi
dent; J. G. Stovoiis, secretary and
treasurer; Guy Ilridges, leader. Tho
boys propose to practice ililligently
this winter. They expect an engage
ment at tho Industrial Exposition next
fall if for any reason Liborati's band
can not bo present.
Mrs. Hondcrshott and Mrs. J. 13.
Eaton paid Medical Springs a brief
visit this woek. They roported an cn
joyablo ride, but dusty roads. Thoy
found Hon. Dunham Wright holding
down tho post-office, during his wife's
visit to Missouri, aud composing poet
ry on tho trials aud t ribulations of a
deserted husband. A petition, signed
by hundreds, requesting that ho for
ward tho said poetry to Tun Scout
will bo sent to him.
Jas. Hondorshott is in Portland at
tending a meeting of tho State Roaril
of Horticulture. He, of course, will
see tho elephant at the Exposition be
fore returning. f
Mr. Adam Grossman is attending
tho mooting of Iho Knights of Pythias
at Astoria as a delegate from La
Tho public school, under tho tutor
ship of Prof. E. 13. Conklin and May
Gccr, opened last Monday with an at
tendance of ninoty. Everything points
to a very successful session.
Tho number of students at Ascen
sion school continues to increase.
Among tho now students this week is
Miss Laura Hardinge.
Mr. Edward Churchill is down from
Paradiso this week. Ho gives a good
account of tho Covo Bottlers in that
Tho Covo is well represented at tho
Raker City races. Among tho Covo
itos present aro Rort Ronton, Eugonq
Holmes, Geo. Holmes, W. R. Rootho
aud John Lawronco. Thoy expect
their judgment will net them a fresh
supply of filthy lucre. Holmes and
Roothu havo horses on tho track.
Hon. Ringer Hermann, accompan
ied by J. W. Strango, was in town,
Monday. Mr. Hermann is making it
his business to sec tiro mi extension of
tho IJniori-Covo mail routo to Sum
inerville. This chango is very much
needed und will bo highly appreciated
by tho people of tho valley.
A largo quantity of dynamite is bo
lug uued in the ditch excavation for
tho (louring mill, Tho town receives
a shower of rooks daily.
No more mineral discoveries hayo
boon reported to date.
er tc Co' store