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UNION, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1889.
The Oregon Scout,
An independent weekly Journal. lucil ev
ery Thursday liiornlns dv
JOXES & CIIAXCEY.
PublUhers anil Proprietors.
A. K. .lONUS, (
I 15. Ciiancuv,
Kditor. f 1 1-oreman.
liATIIS OF SUriSCnil'TIOK:
Ono copv, one year ... it-'"0
" " Six month 1.00
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Invnrlnlily Ca!i In Advance.
by chance nuburtiptlons are not paid till
end of year, two dollars will be chanjed.
Katc of advertising made known on ap
plication. 3J-Correspondenco from all parts of the
Adress all communications to the Okbgon
Scout, Union Oregon.
OnHSnYTKltlAX CIIUltCH. Services
X every Sabbath at 11 a.m. amis p. m;
Sabbath school at 10 a. m; prayer meeting
"Wednesday, at S p, m.. Tliu Radios' Mis
sionary Society meets on the fourth l ml sn
ot every month at 12:30 p. in. All cordially
invited: K. H. PAKKKll. Pastor
J. A. Kakix.
J EAKIX, fc BUOTllEH,
Attorneys at Law,
flSTl'rompt Attention Paid to Collcct.ons.
JOHN It. OltLTES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. OHiee, two doors soutli of po.st-ollice,
J. W. Siici.to.n-. J. M. Caimioi.l.
g HELTON & CAltltOLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Office : Two doors couth of post-oliice, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
rjt II. CUAWFOHD,
Attorney at Law,
Office, one door south of Centennial ho
tel. 1$. P. Wn.so.w
A. J. IIackutt,
-yILSON & 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 office,
Managers of the UNION HEAL ESTATE
OPPICE: UNION, Oil.
J N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, one door outh of J. 15. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
Q 11. DAY, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
ALL CALLS I'llOMl'TI.Y ATTENDED TO.
Office adjoining Jones l?ro's store. Can
be found nights at residence in South
L. SAYLOlt, M. I)., Ph. G.
Physician & Surgeon,
Graduato Hush Medical College, Chicago.
Office at Union Pharmacy. Calls prompt
L. DANFOUT1I, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon
North Powder, Oregon,
i) i s e a s i: s or wo m n j a h r e c- i a l t v.
Calls attonded to at all hours.
Architect and Builder,
Drafts, Plans and DoxUns for Dwellings,
and Ilridges furnished on application.
City - Meat - Market.
Main Street. Union. Oregon,
"BENSON HItiS. PHOl'llIETOUS.
Kep constantly on baud
BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
SAUSAGE; HAMS. LAUD. Etc
Fine Line of Watch
Written for Tun Scoi tJ
At close of day, in uulight gray,
My mind was busy thinking;
A planet bright was in my sight
As It went westward sinking.
Then 1 wondered and 1 pondered,
Till mv mind became serene;
When, like a dot, a little sot
Wa near the planet seen.
And a daylight passed into night,
And time rolled on apace,
More little dots and shining spots
Shone out before my face.
Where e'er I turned, before me burned
Unnumbered gems of light:
And eacli to me appeared to be
A world both fair and bright.
I thought, who knows but joys and woes,
As here, are there as well?
Or whether strife, or peaceful life,
Upon those orbs does dwell!"
Why not each ono a noonday sun,
To other worlds like this?
Whereon dotli dwell, in glade and dell,
lleings in earthly bliss.
Why should we call this little ball,
Upon which now we are,
The only sphere of Joy or fear
Of all tho worlds so fair?
Not as a drop within a cup,
lint a drop within the sea,
Compared with all this earthly ball,
An atom seems to be.
The powers that hold, and lives unfold,
And give to worlds their birth,
Did they combine, and all incline
To people only earth?
As mind expands and understands,
And walks in wisdom's way,
The thoughts that seem now as a dream
May yet be clear as day.
II. C. E.
Union, Or., Nov. 7, 1889.
"Homo's" Regular Budget of Interesting
Nov. II. 1SS0,
Mr. H. C. llobinette is happy over
the advent of a son.
Mr. John Welling is enlarging his
The lato rains mako wood hauling
to town quite bad on teams, but still
Tho dancing season is upon us, and
Thursday night we all try our hand.
No one takes everything at tho shoot
ing match. Everybody gets a piece of
Mr. E. S. Tinkham has a remarkable
dog that cannot bark. He has lost
The supervisor has about finished
work on the High valley division of
the Cove and Big creek road.
Plowing, sowing, butchering, wood
hauling and dancing is the order of the
Some ono tell us who was swinging
that big girl on tho garden gate. We
saw their tracks, not here, but else
where. Tho seven months term of our pub
lic school has just closed. Wo give a
list of those who excelled in each class.
Several others had good papers, of
whom wo hope to speak of at some
futuro time: Pupils neither absent
nor tardy, Bertha Wilkinson and Rob
ert Hathaway. Arithmetic class A,
Kobcrt Hathaway, 95 ; class B, Clara
Clinc, 95. Language Jessie Minnick,
81 ; Bernico Logedon, 8-1. Geography
Mary Logsdon, 89; Bernico Logs
don, 89. History Robert Hathaway,
77. Spelling Mary Logsdon, 100.
Mccarty's Pension Claim.
Col. Stono received tho following
poem by mail from New York Thurs
day morning, and while it is very hu
morous, yet it represents the plan by
which tho government is robbed daily,
under tho administration of Corporal
Tanner, by tho thieving pension-claim
agent. Tho country is full of McCar
ty's, us the tax-payers are well awaro :
'Are yez tho plnsiou-cloim agent,
Whose name is down thero on the dure?
Well, me name, sor, is Torrance M'Curty,
An' I'll put me hat doon on the fluro
While I tell yez me business. Tim Mur-phy-
Ile's a neighbor of moine, sor, is Tim,
lias jist got his pinsion, an1 I, sor,
Did the boolk of tho swearln' for him.
These pinslons are very convnnicnt,
An' they're ulsy to git, too, yez nee.
So I thought that I'd take wan meself,
An' have Tim do the swearln' for me.
So many are thrying for pinsions
That I thought I'd thry It a whack.
For somehow in Jceppln' the bounties,
Hedad, sor. I hurtedmo back."
tiubtcribo for Tub 0:eoo.v Scout.
- - o -
es, Clocks, Jewelry,
The "Little L'ittslmvj?" a
GENERAL ACTIVITY IN MINING.
Mining News, and Notes of Interest, by
Our Regular Correspondent.
Sparta is having quite a building
boom and moro new buildings have
been erected than for several years.
Mr. Langrcll, tho saw mill man, ap
preciating the permanency of our
camp, has moved his saw mill from
Cracker creek and is located two miles
north of Sparta in one of the finest
lumber woods in tho state and will be
ready to fill orders in ten days.
The Little Pittsburg is dropping her
stamps on very rich ore and in a few
days a big clean-up will be mado
which, from present indications, will
be the richest one hundred ton run
made in Eastern Oregon in 1SS9.
There are many tons of the same class
ore in sight, and, as we predicted some
timo ago, tho Little Pittsburg is anoth
er snccessful mining enterprise for
The owners of the Oro Dell have
made arrangements with tho Little
Pittsburg Co. to tread several tons of
their ore and the same is now ready
at tho mill, and if this mill run will
show the ores as valuable as tho assay
and pan tests made by some of tho
best metallurgists in the country havo
reported them, another mill will at
once be built, and as it is tho intention
of tho owners to establish a custom
department wo are all anxious for tho
success of tho Oro Dell.
Another largo mining deal, embrac
ing some of tho best mines in the vi
cinity of the Dolly Varden, and
amounting to many thousands of dol
lars, iB now on the books and will bo
reported in my next. The lato cold
weather has closed tho placer mining
season which lias been very successful
tho past summer, and it is believed
from the best information obtainable
lhat tho Chinese companies working
on Thorno gulch have cleaned up at
least $15,000 in dust.
The McGeo group of mines, owned
by Frank McGee, on East Eagle are
under bond to a strong California
company and two cash payments havo
already been made on the property
and ten thousand dollars more will be
paid next August, if tho mines con
tinue to improve, and tho final pay
ment will be mado a year later. Tho
mines in tho vicinity of Ft. McGeo are
pronounced by experts tho most prom
ising freo gold properties in Oregon.
The Mint, owned by Jud Cook and
John Younger, adjoining tho McGeo
property, is developing into a veritable
bonanza and tho fortunato owners do
clino to entertain a ton thousand dol
Sovoral 'important sales havo al
ready occurred and other properties
arc in the hands of tho experts for
final examination. Davis and McGeo
sold their entire interest in and to tho
Gold Itfdgo, Legal Tender and Hidden
Treasure to Jay Guy Lewis of tho Del
Monto company, and rumor says that
gentleman has already placed an un
divided half interest to New York par
tics who arc now on tho ground. A
car load of oro is being sacked from
tho Gold Itidgo and will either bo
treated at tho Littlo Pittsburg or
shipped to Denver, Colorado. A. G.
Waldron sold tho Gold Hill mine,
which is tho north extension of tho
Gold Bidge, to John Itapelje and T. A.
Hetherington, lato of tho Union Pa
cific Jl. 11., and extensive explorations
will commenco under the new man
agement at onco. Ed Hardy, tho ir
repressible rustler of Baker City, has
in bond oxtensivo mining interests
and it is announced that ho has just
sold an interest in tho Hazel Whito to
tho well known mining engineer, W.
B. Fisher of Deneer. Major Wilkin
son has sold the Blue Gulch initio to
Charles I teed, of Polo, Illinois, and
Captain Clough and Keed aro now tho
lucky owners of tho eolobrated Gray
Eagle mine, which adjoins tho Winter
mine, now being succcstfully worked
by Dr. Morotto and brother.
O. S. B.
Shoatinj Match For Turkeys Utarary
Society Organise!--Farm SoUt.
Health is good and everybody hap
The school is progressing nicoly ami
There has been rain enough and the
farmers are buy plowing.
1 hear that Mrs. Ike Van lifts had
an attack of the asthma, but is bettor
Messrs. Jo South and Wallace Banks
aro hauling lumber to Sparta and Ea
Mr. Matt Shaw has boon making
improvements on his farm by fencing
in more of his land.
Mr. Uutledgo's hand is getting well
very fast. He thinks he will not loso
the use of his fingers entirely.
Mr. Jared Shaw has built'a nice and
commodious house on his homestead
on Shaw creek and has come' to stay.
A shooting match for turkeys next
Saturday at John Wilson's on Big
creek. Tho Park will be ropromtod.
Mr. Archie Boyle and Mrs. Mary
Cougar, of the Cove, were in tho Park
a few days, but returned this morning.
Mr. Samuel Vanorder and his two
sons, A. and John, have gone down on
tho Grande Hondo to trap for beaver.
We havo had ono sermon preached
in the Park one sermon only by
Mr. Johnson, and he left no appoint
ments. Tho weather has been very nice this
fall, with enough rain to make the
grass grow nice, and stock do well on
Mr. II. M. South, the station keeper,
feels happy in cleaning tho stago
horses since Mr. Elliott is paymaster.
He thinks his pay sure now.
The cyclone lias left and gone back
to Moscow, Idaho. He camo to see
his relations in tho Park. He was a
great talker and therefore got the
name of cyclone by the hoys.
Ezra Van and wife havo moved
down to their home on I'owder river.
He has been at work at tho saw mill
nearly all summer. Ulza Van has
gone to Moscow to bo away all winter.
Mr. Haller, of Lyon's hill, has
moved his family to tho Park to send
his children to school. He slays on
tho placo to attend to tho slock and
keep the coyotes from eating up his
pigs and other slock.
The literary and debuting society
opened for the winter last Saturday
night. Next Saturday night thoro
will bo a spelling match and tho ques
tion, "BeBolvcd, That thero is moro in
harmony than harmony in nature"
will bo debated. Anyone wishing to
take part, lot them come on ; they will
bo welcome. So take choice and conio
on and help us. No dilforonco which
side is taken it will help mako it inter
Praise God from whom all cyclones blow,
Praise Him when rivers overlow,
Praise Him who whirls tho rhurchos down
And sinks tho boats, their crews to drown.
Floase Digest This.
Tho power of tho local pros is un
limited. It attracts woalth from abroad,
and makes known tho resources and
capabilities of tho city or town. Ev
ery advertisement in a local paper is
an advertisement of tho town it it) tho
voice of tho merchant to his customer
and to those who dwell at a distance.
It acts in many different ways to bono
fit tho town and increase its biuincss
prosperity. For thofcoand various oth
er reasons, it is tho part of patriotism
and honesty for men interested in the
growth and prosperity of a town or
city to patronize thoto who patronizo
them, and to help support and build
ifp homo institutions rather than thoae
abroad. In other worda, advertino in
your home paper and nhow to distant
communities that you can upprooinlo
tho efforts made to develop your town
BucUlcn'a Arntoa tlalva.
Tun Iliwr Sai.vk In tho world foi Hull,
HruiHOS, Soft, Ulcer, 8lt llbeuiu, l-Vver
Soros, Totter, Chapiwd Hand,, ( 'hilliUhw,
Corns, and all Skin Kriution, mid i.
alvely cures Pile", or no pay re iilred. It
In uunninteed to (five perfect u.'in-iion
or uonoy rfuiidad. Price .:") -- t . per
box. Komnlent Jlrown' drug -tore
!and Amunition Just1
Necktie Parly for the lione- i
(It of (he School. :
A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
An Old Pioneer Tho Fruit Business
Cove, On., November l.'l, IS..).
Mrs. Jennie West, of Hast Portland,
accompanied by her two sons, is visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. Jas. Hendershott.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Foster, promi
nent and popular citizens of Union,
visited their many Cove friends and
relatives this week.
The new machinery for tho Cove
flouring mill is expected daily. Tho
ditch is completed and grinding
should soon be commenced.
Mr. J. E. Hough has bought tho
land opposito tho public school build
ing, of E. P. McDaniel, and is enlarg
ing the dwelling thereon. Mr. H. will
embark in tho fruit business and being
a gentleman of energy is suro to real
ize handsome profits in tho venture.
A. .1. Foster it Son have sold the
Doney nursery to H. II. French who
intends building a lino dwelling on
tho property next season. Messrs.
Doney and May havo rented tho nurs
ery portion of tho premises for a term
of years and will conduct tho fruit treo
business as heretofore.
Mr. Thomas Arthur, who has been
employed for iomo timo past in the
Excelsior Tanning Company's works,
leaves this morning for Portland, whero
ho will work at his regular business as
a plumber. Tommy says that men in
his business are not such highway rob
bers as thoy aro credited with being.
Gen. J. II. Stevens, of Clover Creek,
with his niece, Miss Nellie Stovons,
was down this week. Tho General is
probably tho best preserved man of his
ago in tho county of Union, being
in his Sfith year and with nono of his
senses seriously impaired. His mem
ory is particularly correct and it is
very interesting to hear him talk of
tho many incidents of his eventful life.
The ladies' guild will give a necktie
party at tho hall Friday evening of
this week. Tickets for tho danco and
supper have been placed at tho low
figure of one dollar per couple. Tho
proceeds will bo applied to completing
the feneo around Ascension school.
A pleasant, sociable timo will bo had
and all should attend and purchaso a
ticket, thus aiding in tho worthy
calico of beautifying our town.
Mr. Geo. Barnes, whilo working in
tho camps abovo La. Grando, sulfered
a dislocation of tho hip by a load of
ties falling on him. Not realizing tho
extent of his injuries, he did not call
medical assistance until ton days after
tho mishap. On this account tho op
eration of replacing tho hip was severe
and painful. Dr. Hardinge, assisted
by Dr. Croinwoll, performed tho surgi
cal work successfully and tho pationt
is now resting easily.
A Supremo Court Decision.
Tho following supremo court decis
ion of tho state of Indiana proves inter
esting at tin's timo as it is a parallel
caso to that now before tho supremo
court of Oregon, wheroin Gov. Pennoy
cr asks to ho sustained in his appoint
ments on tho railroad commission.
Tho constitution of Indiana and Ore
gon aro identically tho samo and whilo
in Oregon Governor Pennoyer is called
a "crank" because of tho stand taken
by him, in Indiana tho supreme judges
decide that it is law. Tho decision is
as follows under tho dato of tho 7th :
Tho Indiana supremo court to-day
handed down a decision in tho cases
brought for tho purpose of having an
interpiolatlou of tho provisions of tho
constitution relating to tho filling of
minor state offices. Tho caso decided,
and those which the decision affects,
are those in which tho officials appoin
ted by Governor Hovoy sought poss
ession of offices filled by tho democratic
logislaluro, rogaidless of Hovey's ap
pointments. A majority of tho court
holds tho election by tho legislature
was illegal ; also, that tho governor has
no inherent right to appoint, because
the offices should ho filled by election
ly the people, hut as tho offices oxist
kKitlly thoy aro now vacant and must
be filled by tho governor' appoint
Received at A. N,
Notes from over the Mountains Effect of
the Hunt Road on the price of Wheat.
Athksa, Or , Nov. 10, ISM).
Not seeing any items from this sec
tion of tho country in your paper I
thought a few might bo interesting to
your many readers.
Tho weather is tine for fanning at
the present date. The lato rains have
put the soil in good condition for plow
ing. Quito a number of teams are busy
hauling wood from the mountains and
piling it up hero for salo this winter.
Wheat buyers on tho Hunt road
last week were paying .17 cents per
bushel for good wheat. Those on tho
O. It. & N. were paying "i2 and .'
Tho Justice court has been so crowd
ed with litigants that it was necessary
to hold court last Sunday.
Sam. Mansfield, one of Athena's sa
loon men, has two pet bears and a
badger in ono cage in his rear yard.
It is one of tho most laughable scenes
of the day when they get to fighting,
'fho badger comes off victorious every
Mr. Jack German has quit tho jew
elry business and accepted tho agency
for selling ICirk's patent leaf store
shelves in Grant, Baker, Union and
Wallowa counties and will canvass Un
ion this winter, commencing somo
timo in December.
Tho Athena Press gave an account
of six births in tho burg this week.
There were two moro out in tho sub
urbs, but for lack of space the paper
could not give an account of them.
Kissing 'kby Mail.
A young postmaster in Garfield
county was hard at work, says tho In
dependent, when a gentle tap was
heard on tho door and in stepped a
gentle maiden of 10 with a money or
der which sho desired cashed. Sho
handed it with a bashful smile to tho
official who, after closely examining it
handed her tho money it called for.
At the same time ho asked is sho had
read what was written on tho margin
of tho order.
"No I havo not," sho replied "for I
can not mako it out. Will you plcaso
read it for mo?"
Tho young postmaster read as fol
lows: "1 send you three dollars and a
Glancing at tho bashful girl ho said :
"Now, I havo paid you tho money and
I suppose you want tho kisses?"
"Yes," sho said, "if ho has sent mo
any kisses I want them too."
It is hardly necessary to say that tho
balanco of tho order was promptly paid
and in a scientific manner at that,
and eminently satisfactory to tho coun
try maiden, for sho went out of tho
office smacking her lips as if thero was
a tasto upon them she never encoun
After sho arrived at homo sho re
marked to her mother: "Oh, mother,
but this poHtoflico system of ours is a
great thing, dovoloping moro and moro
ovcry year, and each now featuro add
ed seems to bo tho best. Jimmio sent
mo a dozen kisses along with tho mon
oy ordor, and tho postmaster gavo mo
twenty. It beats tho special delivery
system all hollow.
Qod Bless the Kickers.
God bless tho kickers, tho dear old
kickers God bless them every one.
For thoy'll kick when you'io sober and
in for work and thoy'll kick when
you aro in for fun I Thoy'll buck on
improvements in real estate; thoy'll
buck nt booming tho town and at ev
erything that'll work for good, somo
kickers will frown and frown 1 If this
thing or that thing is thought to bo
good somo other thoy'll Bay will bo
better and if ono could writo thorn
up as a "mass" they'd knock ofT that
superlluoua letter I When theso eelf
samo kickers arrivo at tho gates tho
pearly gates of heaven they'll kick if
ofiored a nico small crown and pick
out a number 'lovenl On earth, in
heaven, at homo, on tho street, thero
aro men who aro bound to kick until
wo declare thoro'H no pcaco anywhere
'tis ouough to mako a man sick. So
out on thoso kiokors, those cronic old
kickersthat blight that iH thrust cm
a town and whon thoy kick with
their mulish ways, for heaven's sako
frown them down, Ex.
Gardner & Co's,