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VOL. VI .
The Oregon scout.
An independent weekly Journal, issued cv
i" v Thursday morning bv
PublUhors nnd Proprietors.
A. K. Josi:s, i
( li. ClIANCKY,
UATIW OV SUUSC'KII'TION:
One cow, ne vear
" " ISix months.
" ' Three inoiitos
luvnriubly Cash In Ailvntire. (
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ycur. tinniolMrs wtll ite enitryeii.
Kates of advertising mado known on ap
plication. SQ70i'rf ,pondencc from all parts of the
Ail revs all communications to thoOitKdON
Scout, Union Oregon.
J. A. Eakin,
EAKLN, & 1JROTI1ER,
Attorneys at Law,
jSJ-l'roinpt Attention 1'aid to Collcct.ons.
JOHN 11. CR1TES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
tics. Oiiieo, two doors south of post-olllee,
J. "W. Shf.i.ton. J. M. Cahuoll.
(HELTON & CAIlllOLL.
Attorneys at Law.
OHice : Two doors south of pot-otHcc, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
rj II. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Olllce, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. JAMES C. DOW,
Attorney at Law,
Land Business Promptly Atten
ded to Before the U.S. Offices.
claims bought and sold on
Mines examined and ropor-
J. F. Wilson.
ILSON & HACKETT,
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 olllce,
Managers of theUXIOX HEAL ESTATE
OFFICE: UNION, Oil.
J N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician umi Surgeon.
Olllco, one door outh of ,T. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
Q II. DAY, M. I),,
Physician ami Surgeon.
ALL CALLS l'ROMIirLY ATTKCDEn TO,
, Oflice adjoining Jones liro's store. Can
fce found nights at residence in South
L. SAYLOU, M. D., Ph. 0.
Physician & Surgeon,
Graduate Hush Medical College, Chicago
Oflice at Union Phan.iacy. Calls prompt
L. DANFOIITII, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon
' North Powder, Oregon.
Ij 1 8 I. A H li H O F W O JI K X A HI1 E V I A L T V.
Calls attended toat.all hours.
Architect and Builder,
Drafts. Plans iiid Designs for Dwellings,
nnd IlrJdgts furnished on application.
Main Street, Union. Oregon,
N 11R0S. PROPRIETORS.
Keep Constantly on hand
BEEF. PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
HAMS. LARD. Err.
Fine line of Wat
irmrfr imWii 1 1
Combines the juice of tne Blue Firjs of
Califorr.;.:, so laxative and nutritious
with tl.3 medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forminr; the OX W PER
FECT REMEDY to act cn;iy yet
promptly on the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AID BOWELS
Gloaiise ue System Effectually,
HEALTH find STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
and nil are delighted vith it. As!: your
druggist for SYRUP Oi' PIGS. Manu
factured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
San Francisco, Cal.
LoomMU-E. Kv. New Youk. N". Y.
JASPER G. STEVENS, Propr.
aints and Oils.
Prescriptions carefully prepared
ALSO DKALKU IX-
Imported and Domestic Ci
Kceps constantly on hand a com
plete stock of fresh
A sharo ot Mio public patronago so
GEORGE 13AIRD. Propr.
Shaving, Hair-cutting and Sham
pooing, in the Latest style
of the Art,
Slum two doors south of Centennial hotol.
GIVE ME A CALL.
LUMBER for SALE
at tho High Vullcy
All kind of lumber ciuiMuiiily on hand
or furni-hi'd on nhort notiic. Price cheap
an tho oheuiet.
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X tlLjOimiiU " OUllCllUU.
WM. WILKIN-ON it .SON.
ches, Clocks, Je
-sf"BB- r---r- v .
lie Cm Drug lim,
UfflOJT," OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER
II MIHI I I H 1 1 III Hill I
Aji IntoruitJiiR letter jKrom Our Hcrii
Washington, P. 0., Oct
ISihtor Orrro.v PcorT:
The uiaritinie conference boing held
here this week ia an event of fur-reaching
- iiiipoitiinco to tho nnvies and
inerchant marine of all the world,
twenty-one governments being repre
sented by specially accredited officials.
The objects, us set forth by Secretary
Blaine in his brief sjieech opening tho
Congicws, is to make navigation safer
by revising u universal code of signals.
Other matters of a like nature will
come before the convention and it U
hoped that the result of the delibera
tions will be of universal value to hu
manity. The personnel of tho conference is
far above 'ho average. Every nation
has sent mon of marked ability. Eng
land, which has the largest interest at
stake, is represented by a half dozen
of her most noted naval experts, to
gether with representatives of her mer
chant's marine. Our shaio of foreign
commerce is so small that wo might
give to ourselves credit for a magnifi
cent and disinterested regard for tho
wolfaio of others.
The hand shaking and receiving
done by the president during one day
is enough to entitle him to his salary
without further work of any sort. On
yesterday ho granted private and spe
cial interviews to Senator Quay, U. S.
'P.., . 'r i -iii..t i t c
JRasuKI -"usion, uunuuiui- jnmj, ui
J Va., Gen. Dan Dickies, Justice Miller,
of the Supreme Court, Comodoro Wnl
kor, Eear Admiral Walker and Con
gressman Kinsey. At noon the Ma
rino Congress was received and at one
o'clock there was a public reception,
all tho members of a big Pennsylvania
oxoursion being in the throng. As ho
was about to escape from his duty, tho
president was called out on tho portico
to review tho procession of local col
ored Odd Follows, who by zealous man
agement wore enabled to prolong the
torture to an unendurable length. Tho
president finally escaped to his private
apartments to lunch and just as ho
wan wiping Baby McKee's face with
his bib, tho committee representing
tho Newsboy's National Association
were announced. The ringleader had
an address concealed on his person,
which, after reading, he carefully han
ded to Mr. Harrison as being a choice
bit of good penmanship and bad En
glish that ho might like to place in his
After Ibis amount of receiving the
president is supposed to return to his
study and Micro in tho silent watches
of the night help Lijo Halford write
the mossiige to congress. In the
meantime should a committeoof Kick
apoo Indians or tho representatives of
tho United Female Easeballists drop
around aftor supper ho will find pleas-
uro in placing his good right hand on
exhibition and allowing people to
shake it in a vico or botweon their
teeth or otherwise as may occur to
them as desirable.
Senator Quay is not pleased at drop
ping out of sight in this administra
tion, and is said to havo so told tho
presidont in no measured terms on
Wednesday. Mr- Quay has other
grievances besides tho Philadelphia
post-oflico appointment in fact ho
has dozens of them. The latest is tho
appointmont of a revenue inspector
at tho request of llussoll Harrison nnd
and in tho face of Mr. Quay's earnest
opposition. Mr. Quay is said to havo
told tho president that if ho presihtcd
in ignoring tho friends who had elec
ted him ho would go boforo no conven
tion for a second term. I lo added that
he would withdraw h'u support in such
Tho Pan-American visitors, as might
havo boon expected and is mado evi
dent in tho reports of Mr. Curtis to
Secretary Rlaino, aro already surfeited
with banquets and displays. Already
they aro unanimous in their resolve to
see no moro factories. The high liv
ing, easy going South Americans nro
oasily satisfied, not to say wearied, by
tho display they saw in Now England.
Mr. Rlaino favors an almost entire
withdrawal from banquets for two
weeks in order to giva tho gnosis u
! ehanoi) to recuperate. Ho thinks that
i a uid mistake has boon iniido in su-
poking that the allnir was propeily a
gigantic wining and dining.
PoKttnaater General Wannamakcr's
welry, and Diam
I III I II II 1 1 I II 1 1 II II I i I I'M 1 1 'III InWIII fl'l li I HI
forthcoming reiort will make severil
recommendations of Importance. He
will ask Mint the telegraph vslom of
the country be absorbed by the post-,
office department nnd Mutt the free 1
delivery system be extended to all
cities doing a business of $8,000 jer
iuinuni. The construction of govern
ment buildings in all oitles of ill !ee
ond class as designated in post-office
parlance, J. II. ('.
IlnnppnliiK or tlm Wct'll nn Not ml liy
Our ltegular Corii-fponrtont.
Oct. 30, 1889.
Items this week aro as plentiful as
Mrs. 11. J. Geor has been quite sick
but is thought to bo improving at this
Messrs. Olsen and Robinson aro tho
latest successful swan hunters. They
slow a magnificent bird, Saturday.
Civil oases fortho lccoveryof money
are numerous in Justico Sanborn's
court. Somo of our best citizens sake
ir. Jonn Wagner will commence
work on his now house in a few days
Mr. Swain will superintend the con
Snow has begun fallingin the moun
tains east of Cove, annd everybody
hopes that it will continue dec-ending
Povemi wag0ll lon(,8 of hid(?,
(ihTorent parts of tho valiev
brought to the Excelsior Tanning Co's
yards this week.
The dance which was to havo been
held at Cove hall Frulav ove. of this
week has been postponed on uccount
of the stormy weather.
Messrs. Foster it Son expect lo com
pleto their null race m a, few davs. ft
is a heavy piece of work and has al
ready cost a considerable sum of mon
Tho Cove juvenile band assisted In
furnishing music for tho school untor-
ttlinmcnt in Union Saturday night
Tho children reported having lots ol
Donoy it M.iy aro shipping a lurgo
quantity of nursery stock to Bnkor
county and Idaho. Their salesman
Mr. Ilonry Chambers, is mukfng tho
Uncle Crooks Ramos is visitins
among his Covo frionds. The boy
say that ho is waiting for a snow fall
so that ho may take his best widow for
a sleigh ride.
Mr. Dufi'ey and family havo arrivec
from Cornucopia and taken up their
rcsidenco in Mieir nowly acquired homo
in Cove. Mr. Dufi'ey has oommoneof
remodeling tho residence.
Kov. Win. Powell will go to La
Gr.mdo Thursday to conduct tho servi
ces attending the funeral of Mr. Out
houso. Tho body will bo brought to
Union on Thursdays train for .burial
Mr. Andrew Andorson has conclu
ded not to remove to tho Sound, and
expects his wife homo from Puyallup
to-day. Mr. A's decision is a benefit
to tho placo, as it keops a good citizen
Our hay dealers havo much troublo
in securing a sufficient nuinbor of cars
to ship hay as fast as ordered. Tlioy
aro of the opinion that things will not
bo thusly when Hunt's trains steam
up tho valley.
Mrs. Hondorshott, Mrs. Rloom and
Rert Ronton havo returned from Port
land. Thoy say tho exposition far ex
ceeded in feizo and completeness of the
exhibit, any fair of a liko nature
thoy havo over attended in tho United
In a recent letter, Mr. Frank Newell,
formerly of Cove, but now in tho dairy
business at Whitowator, Wis., says
Unit ho is receiving fi.OOO pounds of
milk daily at his factory and manufac
turing -100 pounds of eheeso and 120
pounds of butter. Ho ships the pro
ducts to tho Chicago markot, receiving
0 to 10 cents for skim choose und L'ij
cents for buttor.
If iicMun. Arnica Siilvo.
Tin: Hcht S.w.vi: In tho world for CuU,
HniKfW, b'oru, Uleurs, Halt Itlioitm, Kevwr
Boroa, Tetter, Chapped JIniitU, Chilblnhni,
i-orns, ami nu bkui i.rupuoin, ami 1
U guarni.tciml to jfive perfect itUf.-tioii, "l,in 100 oltl t0 bo ' ow. ,Jl,t 8U
or money refunded. Price tfk cant pur j it was owing to tho paper being
box. For nalont llrowii'n drug "tort. I run by new hands.
uivii i' fnriiu i ip lift rtftv rMiiiiirun ii
onds just receive
lSniiprnliiics if tin. Wi-ck Intcri-stlug
1'iUuron Com-m-nlii:; I'loiirliiK SI UN.
The late rains have given new life
and vigor to tho grass.
.Mrs. Al Minnick has been quite sick
for some time past.
Mr. John Smith nnd Jim Fulp, of
Kagle valley, wore hero buying calves
Shooting matches aro now in order.
Jo. Davis and fleo. Simmons havo tho
ribbon. The next match is sot for
Nov. Oth. '
Mr. Rernard Logsdon and Tom.
Wilkinson have each bought a bran
now Mitchell hack.
While in attendance at tho dedica
tion of tho Odd Fellow's beautiful hall
at North Powder I met many old
frieuds and a score of new ones. Jlro.
J. A. Pilcher and wife were promptly
on hand to show us around. Mr. Pil
cher sent in his ducats for Tun Scout.
Tho kindness and hospitality vof all
cannot be praised too much.
T learn by tho ovidonco of somo of
our Union millers, in tho case of 0.
C. Cove it Co. vs Island City M. it M.
Co. that 240 pounds of- wheat make a
barrel of flour 1UG pounds. Tho
farmers, win n exchanging wheat for
Hour, give 11(50 pounds of wheat for a
barrel of Hour. This thou, taking their
own figures for it, gives tho mill 52
pounds of Hour and 1 18 pounds of
bran and shorts for grinding it a
protty big toll. Tho farmers of Grande
Rondo valley can well allbrd to sup
port a custom mill that can do this
work and mako a largo profit at half
what wo give now. Tho custom mills
anywhere in the east grind for ono
tenth, let the prices bo what thoy may.
The present custom hero is of" long
standing and tho sooner it is modified
for the benefit of all concerned tho
An liitrKtliiK JltitlKer or Xuwa Cirithurcd
ISy Our Iti'Kiilnr Corrnspiituliint.
October 2!), I8S9.
Wo understand that all tho machin
ery for tho hoisting works is in placo,
ready to start, with Engineer Ray at
Ed Turner is busy hauling lumber
to tho hoisting works.
Mr. Hainan, of Raker City, has been
quite sick for somo timo, but is better
Matt Dean delivers bcof in camp.
W. K. Aldorsly has gono to Raker
Davo Layno, the gonial stago driver,
delivers the mail on timo.
Wo loam that thero is a pot bruin
at the lowor boarding house.
Tho saw mill, having filled tho de
mand for lumber, has shut down for
Mr. Parker will soon bo ready to dc
livor coal for tho C. T. Rradloy Min
Wo learn that John Mummy and
wife will soon movo to La Grande.
Jhh. Kinsloy has taken his departures
Mrs. W. J. Young and Miss Ida Ha
inan wore visiting hero latoly.
Rort Nunn is working at Mio mill.
Norvnl ijvo, who has boon absent
for somo timo, lias roturned.
Geo. Dillon, the horo stage driver,
was in camp lately. Coino again
F. P. Duncan has resigned his posi
lion us amalgamator and gono to Med
Cloudy woathor and 6omo snow.
FOREST DELL DOTLETS.'
Pink Vam.ky, Oct 25, 1889.
Rained quite hard Wednesday.
A good many pcoplo complaining of
colds, but not ninny that wo hear of
Rom. To tho wife of Jas. I
Oct. 20th, a ton pound daughter. All
parlies concerned doing woll when last
For feoino reason our last "batch" of
items, although sunt in ample timo for
tho noxt issui laid over a week. Wo
,jonn jj.0 our Ronlrt
to bo laid aside
d at A. N. Cardn'erfc Co's store.
Wo understand that Mrs. Conn and
children, accompanied by sister and
brother, Fanny and Gcorgo Denny,
and Mr. Scott Curry, will start in a
few days for Union to take the train
from there to Roseburg, Or. Mrs. C
returns to her homo there and tho
others go on a vi?it.
Mrs. Laura Irwin, mother of Miss
Lora Coggan, took her departure for
Raker City on Tuesday last to tako
tho train for Tacoma, in answer to a
telegram that her daughter, who is at
Tacoma, was not expected to live.
Tho rumor has reached hero since that
Miss Coggan is dead but wo hope it is
not true and that her mother may
find her recovering.
Married. Oct. 22nd, by M. A. Scott,
J. P., at his residence, Miss Ima
ICoopmun, of Pine, and Mr. Dan Tar
tar, of Kaglo valley, Miss Lona Pan
cako and Mr. Wm. Mills acting as
bridesmaid and groomsman on tho
occasion. Wo did not learn that it
was a double wedding. Wo wish tho
parties happiness, and to quoto an old
saying thobrido has "caught a Tartar."
Mrs. J. A. Dennoy had arranged to
meet her brother now in Oregon on
a Hying visit in Union, as his short
timo to stay and business engagements
would not permit him timo to visit her
in Pino. She was prevented from do
ing so by ill health and inclement
weather. Roth parties aro greatly
disappointed, not having scon each
other for about six years.
A funeral took placo at tho grave
yard in Pino on Monday tho 2 1st hist.
Wo givo whaf? particulars wo could
learn. Tho funeral was that of a Mrs.
Lincoln who lived down on Snako
river. Tito lady was about fifty years
of ago and wo belicvo tho mother of
Mr. Lincoln, of Union, and of Mrs.
Robinetto of this place. Wo did not
learn the causo of her death.
CARRIE R. DOVE.
OrcRtm as n Home.
Pcoplo in tho eastern country when
contemplating going west havo, on
account of tho great prominence givon
to that country by tho discovery of
gold years ago, turned their attention
to California as a sort of olysium
whero all tho pleasures of this lifo may
be obtained. Californians havo eager
ly seized upon tho advantages to their
stato flowing from this opinion and
havo pulled and blowcd and fanned in
to an intenso heat this gold begotten
thought by tongue, pen and press till
they havo got tho world to boliovo it is.
so. Rut there is a limit and end to
falso notions as thero is to lifo itself
"Tho truth will out." Tho pcoplo east
havo been bilked and duped by theso
erroneous notions and lost money in
booms in California till, liko a child
burned by tho firo, thoy havo got their
eyes open. They havo learned that
tho soil in that stato is no richer than
soil in Oregon, and that a certainty of
a 'crop cannot bo relied on. Thoy
havo also learned that pcoplo cannot
subsist on elimato falono. Thoy havo,.
aftor long years, learned that thero is
such a placo as Oregon and that jt is
not as bad as represented, but on tho
contrary has a good elimato; better,,
all thing considered, than California,,
and that Oregon can produco 'all tho
fruit products grown in this latitude of
tho earth, and what is a still more im
portant fact, that crops aro certain in
Oregon. No failures havo occurred
sinco its first sottlemont "way back in
It is also crcoping into tho heads of
eastern pcoplo that Orcgonians aro not
savages and that enlightenment and
all its concomitant advantages may bo
enjoyed. Our educational syslom is
exccllont, as good as any in tho Uni
ted States, and that, as a consequence,
wo havo an oxcollont stato of society.
Then tho prico of land is on an av-
erago 100 per cont. cheaper than in
California. Theso facts aro becoming
known and tho people aro turning
their attetuion to Oregon. This is no
vam boasting, no land booming
scheme, no effort to induce people to
como by scores and hundreds to pur
chase worthless lands. Wo advise all
eastern men who want to enjoy a good
climate and find good soil to come
and sco for themselves, look at the
country and its products and institu
tions, and if they find Oregon not
what we claim for it, then go else
where. Wo aro willing to bo examined
and if found wauling will submit with
out a mtirmor to tho judgment of ten