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' The Oregon scout.
An independent weekly -irnal, I.--:ie ' -cry
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Attorneys at Law.
Collections and all other business entrus
ted to us will receive prompt attention.
A complete abstract of the land of Union
countv in our office.
Managers of the UXIOX HEAL ESTATE
OFFICE: UXIOX, OR.
(JUOAIWISLL, 31. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon.
Olllce, ono door outh of J. I!. Eaton's
store, L'nlou, Oregon.
Q II. DAY, M. D.,
Physician ci Surgeon.
ALL CALLS 1'RO.Ml'Tr.Y ATTCMIB1) TO,
Olllce adjoining Jones Bro's store. Can
be foil. id nights at residence in South
L. DANFOItTH. M. D..
Physician and Surgeon
North Powder, Oregon.
Ill I S E A s U 8 0 1' W O M K X A SPECIALTY.
Calls attended to at nil hours.
Architect and Builder,
Drafts, Plans and Designs for Dwellings,
and Bridges furnished on application.
Shingles For Sale!
An unlimited amount of No. 1 th'ng!(
constantlv on hand and for sale uhcap.
Orders i'rom all parts of the country so
,,(,,u'a' s. b. BrinuouQirs.
3-11 tf Cove, Oregon.
Main Street, Union. Orejfon,
BENSON IHtOS. lMiOI'JUETOKS. i
Keep otiuitantly ou Jwuid
BEEF, rOHK- VEAL, MUTTOX,
SAUSAGE, IfAMS. I-VKD. Etc.
Fine Line of Watch1
" .;rr. a4'a'MBliBM'C'a'S'aSBi"aSS
Tl'e r.e UikJ'
. ; m: i n! im 1 iid
. in;; tin law of s-ew-im.-'i sikjvv.
.n1-- " tiie rldtrs : ;
.. i ( .i:td om'u- .n . ;
i i ,ie !" ck)iul''i "i"ti- s-.vci-p ;
ii-d lri.ni far ff foic-t 'j'uws;
.i j; m a tf i ::r I
Far. f i
And sleidnws 'loop nir'; n.'atli tin1 !ifl
Xo How. . are there, in s.innv noo'cs,
Hnt lo--(ilec l wlud th'te'ian- and
Mcthonght I -t-xl on .onie Nine peak
And pawed ba. k o er tin ill-.pent Ine;
Ita hfipei were vain, its struggles naught
But frended paxstrtii, headed strife;
Met lurtight th wreck wan quite rnmplete,
All hrokeu round nm lay its works.
My dec J were bleaeliiiiK at my feet,
A gloomy shadow near me lurks 1
I saw the pledges of my tongue
liy torn and broken. 4tlo by ido ;
And saw neglected, token dear
The flowers of Friendship, dead and
It wa a gloomy seene to me
The love, the hope, the joy, the xtrife
But painted there 1 saw, and wept,
The rclto of an ill-spent life!"
Sow 10, 188T). --B. W. Hi;rrux.
As Interesting L;ttr froai Our r.ofiulax
Corrcspcndcnt at tho Capital.
Washisgtos, (D. C.) Dec. 13, ivU
Editor Oueuon Scoct :
Georgw Washington could find no
flaw in the sunshine of Wednesday,
the ouo hundredth anniversary of his
inauguration as Piesidont of the United
States. At 10 o'clock the Capitol was
closed to the general public, admission
being only by card. Before L o'clock
a long line of people wero in waiting.
Not since Mr. Blaine spoke at the me
morial session in February 1833, of
President Garfield's untimely taking
off, has so large and distinguished an
audience occupied the House. The
House floor was covered with extra
seats for the distinguished guests.
A red line made a semi-circle around
the Speaker's desk, composed of red
leather sofas and cushions, placed there
for the nse of the President and his
Cabinet aud the members of the Su
preme Bench. X bi inipo.Mng chair
awaited the President and one nearly
like it was ready for the Soeret.iry of
State. Back ot these solas were cn.no
scats chairs plifed between the desks
of the members for the accommoda
tion of the representatives of the sev
eral foreign governments. All over
the House were seati? prominently pla
carded for prominent guests.
Some of the arrangements were bad
ly made, or rather many arrangements
wore not made at all. When the Gov
ernors of the thirteen original States
entered in a body they stood around
for about five minutes, a lonely littlo
knot of gray haired men, and no one
cpoke to them. General Fitzhugh Lee,
who loves to pose and is generally the
object of an ovation, looked, deeply
mortified, as did Governor Jackson.
No t-eats had been provided for these
guests and it was only after consider
able delay that room was found for
them ou the last row of seats on the
Democratic side. It was an unpardon
able blunder, ami is another instance
of the blundering incompetency of
Sergeant-at-Arms Leedom, who allow
ed his cashier to walk oft with every
thing in sight,
The scene in the galleries was very
brilliant, the costumes of the Ladies
being very rich. The ladies of the
White House were not present on ac
count of the dcuth of Mrs. Lord, Mrs.
llarriron's sister. Two cabinet ladies
also remained away through good-na-
tuMKl, but flightl oVjprdnttfnj. $np
thy, with ifrs. jlnrjjisoir hilt JIts.
Blaine and Ji Blmjio uVa present,
as well at others of the cabinet ladies.
The music was of course ot Dm- liin-t '
character. With a judgment raro in j
Coltgrebsional committees of ananj-o-in
out, the Chaplain of the Senate Dr.
Butler, wa assigned to pruy and Rev.
Mr. Milhuru to invoke the benediction.
If this order had Ix-cn reei.e!, Ue.
Dr. Milbum's unfortunate ability to
"tell tho Lord all the m . ' a- .speaker
Iteed says, might ha. ii' l ,t-. if
The oration of Chief Ju-tico Fulh r.
who wiii hi- robes o' oilic a
his iv'tiiarl.s m a clear thou
es, Clocks, Jewelry,1
Urong voice and with very little at
tempt at oratorical effect, was a very
sensible and scboU:ly jlPoductiOn. Of
course, an audience tit' American who
have been raised on daily doses of
G.'orgc Washington's virtues n:ui tho
Jories of the Republic cannot be ox-
pceic-u i" gie rtipi .uivuuuu iu n iv-v
titionof the old foots, huwiUfc goal
oration for All thitt. At t"friRaMon
! tho annliu---was il oil bv Hocretnrv
! Ulnine, who also warmly c-.ngrotulatcd
The Sileott invoticatins committees
! will report to-morrow. It will oxou-
otato tin 1ook-koeper and paying tel-
ler of the Sorgeant-at-arins oflieo from
, bi,une cr t.imrge 0f neglect. The
J Committee will ftUo state that it finds
; itj4 iurifli.,timi liniifod o f:lr ,ia nulr.
ing recommendations about the loss, of
tho money taken by Silcott is con
cerned, but will submit the statues
governing the 8ergeant-at-Arms and
lettv it to tho House to decide wheth
er the loss shall fall on the individual
members of the House, or on the Gov
A bill will undoubtedly be intro
duced in the House to re-imburse tho
members from the Treasury. This bill
Will if passed by the House, be probab
ly be killed in the Senate, where it can
only meet the most bitter opposition.
On sober Second thought most law
yers are agreed that cashior Silcott ac
ted as tho personal messenger of tho
individual members when htrdrow the
money from the Treasury, that the r
nse so many transferred chocks and
ho was only a messenger of theirs.
Every U. S. Treasurer during the pat
twenty years has taken occasion to re
mind Congress annually of the crying
necessity for n safer system of paying
Congressional salaries. Everybody has
been warned. A bill to re-imburse to
the members would be a far bolder
measure than the salary grnb in the
seventies. ,J. H. C.
Preparations for a Christmas Tree The
How Year's Ball Personal Hotes.
The protracted meeting of tho Bap
tist church was olosed Inst night after
a two week's run without catching any
Frank Huff has gone east to spend
the winter. He expects to return again
Dan Starbird purchased the one
third interest of tho property here
known as the Spencer, Ramsey & Hall
property. Hall's interest was sold at
Great preparations are being made
for a grand military ball to be given
hero on New Year's eve.
J. E. Carroll, tho city druggist, has
just received a new invoice, of fancy
articles, which ho offers for sale at low
figures. Now is the time to get your
Christmas presents, for they are going
like hot cakes.
Two members of tho intoxication
fraternity met in front of Dave Bever
idge's saloon, sunday, measured arm
pits and tried their fists on each oth
er 8 nose.
iMrs. Lloyd is assistant clerk in the
drug store at this place. Her pleasant
ways and gentle manners, together
with her kindness, in response to cus
tomers has won for her scores of friends.
The people in general in this com
munity are taking a great interest in
making propagations for a Christmas
tree. The liberal donations already
subscribed are very encouraging. It
is supiaisod by some of our leading
business men that tho tree when deco
rated and tho many presents are put
on, will be worth five hundred dollars.
"K." Co., 0. N. G. will postpone
their military ball until New Year's
eve. Cordial invitations will bo sent
the commanding officers at Baker and
La Graudo with extended invitations
to non-commissioned officers and pri-VtUt-s,
and, at the sumo timo-not for-
getting tho editors of Tun Kc0i?T and'
If, O. Republican. J.JL IL.
The Mew Discovery.
uo. la KiriL' iiuonr n. i ou may your-' i!
I experience just how goods tiling it is. i
-.tauntl. frieuds, because fho wonderful 1
tiling uiiout it Is. that when mice given a
(rial. !.-. Klnif .Sew DUuovery ever idler
i olds a i.b.e- iii the houxe. If you h.-i
in ,-r u-.cd it and xhould be afflicted with a
' i-;ii, c-'ild y aiiy 'Wiront, Luiljf or CbefJ
trouble. e uri- h Itotflo at once und aire it
niuirtrla'. It U outran teed every thin- or
. u i : 1- 1. Trial bottles In at
ii'Ure. I'nion, Oregon.
Hr.-VS. ffoere'e giiat ifrjel on Bit,
i" S ." JfctMfefti St&.'ewet-
alitor r :
J had Bt't tuoutiht i f !.. i intended
to non iiii'iMior n i-1 it inu);i linn (incs- I
tion of relii'ioiio si in 1 nod their in-
MMenp,, but rcc'uU l''duction of
ur '"'nn lit h-piy to my former
nrlioll hi's s" :-r''at ' JvorI;i'noo
' trMe '"R an'1 ,h, l'rein:-' h- under-
took to nfl ss the
!vi-e of hi first
article that I mu-t
up my pen oven th
needs atrain take
U"'l Ii r but .1 few
The gentl -man t k th
tho first plavo th.it. i l 'j
tions of learning on ,h' t-.
with. Tho jn nnse i- niv
sees, itiOl, :f If .ii ! r. .: -
enable as he
i ay i-'U, he
- w 1110 ICI con
iliHSp a- wo fc:trd ho did in-
tenu to Aupmpt uupo nimmcs tu
line. Bim'what did h ' nvnn bv
ing, "Dofn with thoin'."'
Mr. Ifllflrmin ".lib: a suggestion
that ovifpttqctB goverri.n . bould pro
vide Mfr th$ eivotlon of schools. Tt
does d&jUnsvb sop.k' e:.!ont., and your
correspjrolrlnt wotil j bv- one of tho last
to cryBi(jr.;u:;h' ' if it were to do
more. sslbut ape ui.in who n.to pay
taMnoc-'-sniy .o build and
endow those might not bo so willing.
As it is, the man's gi-neroi-iiy, his de
sire to build up his town, or his "fa
naticism" as a "rolii'Mii-t'' is ap
pealed to, and, like indirect taxation
man dpc not feel it
he would ifi
o sherili' e.arno after it.
dcr of; Liberal schools
points nroujlv to thr-1 iusitution as
al of inidi 1 oiferinga laid
at thofprinKff Bo on. But as two
of the.ifcrtChe y,Utf m' p; irate enter
prise and ththird but Ltl!e more, we
may sffll asigrt that in.ldols as a class,
do notynuiAl schools, iio cannot as
sort wiflrho)o of any proof that either
Girardt Colo or 'Lick Observatory
wouktfoji'lijitvo been given to the fur
theraiijie ot- .pducatfon and science if
their ignijuj(s had; not been infidels.
They Bla&kica them, where possible,
with thehjown belief:, as they might
and woufil : have done had they been
bcliovei jjrroligiiin. But to assert
that thdjr6uld not have e:itcd under
other elfumstancos that they wore
born of infidelity -rutin r Hum philan
anthropy and a decile to advanco
science, would bo al urd. lioligion
has produced ju&t a.-, pliilanthropic
men as Girard. RtK-kefeHer, of Now
York, i SHh an ono ; and ho does not
wait till heeanuo? uo his money
moro Wjfor :)io endows a college, but
offers it' yearly. And though Christ
ians af proud of such men, they
wouki-Tiot he judged by them alone.
Thero we oUk-i- fruits. Ouly a few
days since a paper passed under my
observation in which an article
mourned because there wero only
thirty-foUr colleges supported by the
denomination represented and asked
that Christians rise and do all they
can to further tho cause of education.
The article did not plead religious
traininAR an effect to be gained, but
did plend religion as a motive for ad
vancing: educational interests. Do in
fidel yppoiy hold up atheism as a
niotivooif OHS'wiiig colleges?
We JUraietP as we read tho gentle
man's referoiieo to Cotton Mather and,
inforentially, asked to have his prac
tices defended. The writer a little
farther on says that the world is
changing aud growing more enlight
ened, and does ho desire people to
suppose he thinks that l)eoain-e a man
is n Christian, ho may not become en
lightened as well: Would lie usg a
nineteenth aunt iry- lawyer to jlefetid
the Ipg'al opinion, of Blackstongor Sir
Matthew Halo concerning thp same
persucutiou yfiwliicli.ho uccusotfCotton
Mather? Wo suppose that bo is ordi
narily well inforiuod but suggest that
Ulu istians do not coii.-ider any uian
jriiible, as it mitfht bo Inferred ho
. , , ... . ,t
Jeeungs wouiu ue u we hiiomu jmiKe oi
all infidels by tin lt-t days of Thos.
PuinoV We worn.- r if he- would 0U-
jov lx ing dinp.i; : '1 to tho French
atheists . ml mluhi' of the ago gf
BoiitfiiOMUMiiid ', .iiniro?' Or would hw
liko lo have it th t infidels would
If gl.l I id i ' 'I 'I Ml- H li-ll HI tltO
an n i iir ilnl .,1,1 in- fiiei cssurs?
'and Amunition Just
rwhin-: v cv bad" about
iifctMHIH iitt e;vu'j;h
Yet lie says this of Christians and
- i 1 wo cannot but feel
i respect for the reasoning powers of
auv man who weaken;
. by such nb.-lllditios
n.-UKlitiO!!. Mich nertioiif.
i lead thinking men to believe that one
who would say such a thinir is cither
a bigot or is allowing his nrdor to run
away with his reason.
Mr. Hufl'mnn ridicules the idea of
the Uible as a classic. We refer the
gentleman to the discourso of the
Niuarene found in Matthow, chapters
five, six and seven, commonly known
I as the Sermon on the Mount, and ask
I him to produce a treatise on ethics, of
J ancient or modern writer, as pure, as
i fiiniMvi . ii ml epf. ns uliuii- no lliij CI
r if the desire of his mind bo for logic,
he might examine the epistle of Paul
to the Bon i a ns and see if it does not j been served Christinas after being care
eoinpare favorably with other classic j fully fattened, Mr. F. invites tho light
productions. His comparison of the fingered gent to return and got a sup
Bible to Peck's Bnd Roy as a classic I ply of cranberries to go with the fowl.
leads us to the same conclusion to
which our former article referred, that
he is ignorant of the Bible as a whole.
lie asks if a graduate of Harvard or
Yalo can ho ptoduccd who can bo said
to possess one-fourth the greatness or
goodness of Lincoln or approach to
Washington as a practical man,
Wero Washington and Lincoln bettor
because they did not graduate at "sec
tarian" schools? Washington at Val
ley Forgo and Lincoln in tho White
House wore not ashamed to pray, yes
pray, to tho God whom Mr. HuH'mnn
rejects. Would they have boon bettor
had t hoy refused to pray?
Wo do not like to accuse a man of
wilfully misrepresenting facts, but
when ho says that colleges do not at
tempt to explain peculiar things in
tho Uiblo it certainly looks like it or
else tells of his ignorance. IIo can
tako either horn of tho dilemma ho
pleases. Does ho not know of tho
Harvard and of the Princeton coinniis-
io,18 whicl, htxv0 H0!in!hcd Palestine,
Svril, imi,vlonia, and other narta of
the East? Does ho not know that
tablets containing data have boon
found, which data corroborate biblical
assertions? And this "mythical leg
end" which is being nioro carefully
translated and revised by our best
scholars, has a wider circulation, and
is printed in more languages and
dialects than any other volume.
In conclusion, it may not bo amiss
to say that I consider my time too
valuable to reply to any more such
sophistries as these and shall not do
so. Although I thought at first that
some might bo misled by tho idean hot
forth, I do not now, for a man of
thought can but seo tho foolishness of
thoui. And if 1 have, in this and tho
preceding article, departed from the
linos of strict logic, I entreat tho read
crs to remember that logic will not an
swer folly. Vory Respectfully,
Sank Union, Dee. 21. JSftt).
Tho recent snow now lies in hugo
Santa Clause will como to sec all
tho littlo folks and mako thorn happy
with his numerous presents.
Fred Muyotto says ho is going to bo
married soon, but refused to say who
John Minnick butchored a beef re
cently that dressed U'JO pounds.
Jack-rabbits aro gettieg to bo quite
numerous and mo likely to becomo a
post in tho near futtuotis thoy aro now
in portions of Idaho and California.
At tho depot wo seo tho gonial faco
of ongincor Frank Levett, tho 0. It. it
N. Go's host man. Ho is strowing
thorns in tho pathway of all tho boys
stopping nt tho hotel, and tho end is
Mr. II.-; Martin has returned from
Kansas, to locate in our midst. Wo
wclgoniH him and all others who can
apprcciato a good thing. Mr. Q. Le
sago, his brothor-iu-law, will return to j
his homo in High valley, by tho first
inet., in company with Mr. Martin's
wife. Tho advent of tho Hunt road is
attracting wido-spread attontion in tho
oust. Tho raising of one hundred aud
sixty thousand dollars by a vory small
portion of Union county, speaks vol
utnos for. tho public spirit and enter
prise of her people, und its results will
soon bo apparent.
My nct letter will bo sent from
wyomjug territory. HOMO.
Received at A. N.
The Layne-Koblnson Nuptials -Personal
Mention Rough on French.
Cove, Dec. :.'. IS.0.
Married, at the rcsidenoe of tho
bride's parents, Monday afternoon,
1 ')in'- -;5' S'J, Miss Hosetta Bobinson
and David H. Layno, Rev. H. J. John
son officiating. The happy pair are
well and favorably known and wish
"Davo" and his fair bride a long and
joyful life in their newly assumed re
lations. Tho meanest man lives in Cove. He
deliberately, in the dead hoots of the
night, sei.ed with malicious afore-
, . i ,., ..
inougnianu carneu on a lino voting
: turkey which was tho apple of Mr. If
; If. French's eyo and which was to have
Davo says, "talk about your Chtist
mas presents, mine was tho very finest
given in tho U. S."
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. French will keep
open doors Now Year's day and hope
seo all their friends at homo from elev
en till eleven.
Tho Sunday School Christmas tree
at tho hall was very well attended and
a great quantity of gifts displayed.
The juvenile band furnished music, al
so thevo was singing and declamations.
Hon. II. J. Geor nindo a very accepta
ble Santa Clans. His make-up was
good and address ditto.
Mr. P. F. Chrisnian, after a vory
dangerous sickness, is improving at
Misses Tda Johnson and Nellie Ste
vens, teachers in tho Union public
school, wero in Covo this week.
Our merchants report holiday trade
good and sales mostly cash.
Another short snow storm and
sleighing in Covo will bo good.
Tho snow is reported at Cornucopia
between fivo and six feet in depth.
Weather mild and still littlo or no
Tho mill will soon start up and tho
tramway is about completed.
Robert Peel has been appointed su
perintendent, and S. M. Beers is con
tinued as foreman at tho mines.
Dr. Woods is still in town caring
for tho sick.
M. B. Brown, of Sawtooth Johnny
notoriety, remains during tho wintor.
Tho falling snow greatly, retarded
tho completion of tho tramway, but
everything is now about ready for use.
Tho l)uffys havo left for tho winter.
Dan Mooro makes occasional trips
up town from his ranch.
Tho Alpiuo hotel is running in fulL
Tho stago from Union, under, tho
management of John Elliott, comes in
Christmas will be commemorated in.
an appropriate manner, and tho little
ones, of whom there are many in town,,
Georgo Bolles has increased his
stock of goods during tho wintor, and
still is post-master.
Does Advertising Pay?
Tho merchant who never advertises an
swers in tho negative.
From his abundant experience as a non
advertiser, ho can not seo how any ouo can
afford to advertise. "My expenses aro
high enough now." he argues, "and what
buiiao can thero bo In making them any
lint the constant advertiser looks at It
When he advertises bargains, which his
competitor declines to advertise, he knows
ho will draw from that competitor so much
trade that tho latter practically must pay
all the expense of tho advertising.
Indeed, Is tt not always truo that tho
merchant who does notjadvertlso pays for
the advertisement of tho one who does?
To take an advertisement out of a papor Is
a Mug of distress; and If rats desert a sink
ing ship, why should not Intelligent buyers
avoid the desortcd counters of a sinking
Buoklen's Arnica Salve.
Tub Bkbt Halvk Iii tho world for Outs,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Halt Itlieum, Fover
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, aud all Skin Eruptions, and posl
alvcly cures Piles, or no pay required, It
Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction,
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale at Brown's drug store.
Gardner & Co's.