k3C U 1. V VOL. VI. UNION. OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY !, 1X. NO. 2s: V The Oregon Scout. ; An itulppcj'dpnt wpfkly Journal, i'icrt ev i.v l'hursiia.v "morning bv t JOXES fc C1IANCEY, I Publisher uml Proprietor. ' A. K. Josns. Editor. 15. CHAXCSY, ' Foreman, KATiss op sttiiscjmnx: One copy, one vcnr $1.50 " - six months 1.00 " Three lnontos '.78 in variably Ca-.li in Alvlin. If y chnrre unbuei iptiani airnot paid till tint oj ytur, two ihllart will be charged. Kates i f advertising made known on ap plication. 3T"l'orrtMnndence roln a11 l,ftrts ot ,nc country solicited. Adrcss all communications to the Obkoox Scout. Union Oregon. KSliYTE HI A N C II UliClI. services . every t-ubbath at 11 a.m. und ft p. m; Sabbath school at 10 a. m; prayer meeting Wednesday, at S p, m. The Ladies' Mis sionary Society meets on the fourth Frid.iy of everv mouth at H:'M p. m. All cordially invited. U. 11. I'AKKKK. l'astor 1'KOl'HviIONAl K. Kakis, J. A. Eakin, Notary Public. J EAKIN, & P.UOTIIEH, Attorneys at Lav, Union, Oregon. JSTl'rompt Attention Paid to Collect.ous. JOHN II. UNITES, Attorney at Law. Coik-eting and probate practice special tie.-. Orlice, two doors south of pobt-olliue, Union, Oregon. J. V. Siikltox. J. M. Cakuou,. g HELTON Ss CAIiKOLL. Attorneys at Law. Office : Two doors south of post-office, Un ion, Oregon. Special attention given all business en trusted to us. rji 11. CltAWFOKD, Attorney at Law, Union, Oregon. Ollice, one door south of Centennial ho tel. 15. V. Wu-sox. Notary Public. A. .1. Hackutt. Notary Public. W ILbON & IIACKUTT, Attorneys at Lav. Collections and all other business entrus ted to us will receive prompt attention. A complete abstract of the land of Union county in our oll'tce, Managers of the UNION ItKAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION. OFFICE: UNION, Oil. I. N. CROMWELL, M. D. , Physician ami Surgeon. Office, one door outh of J. 1$. Eaton's store, Union, Oregon. Q II. DAY, 31. D HOMEPATHIC Physician aid Surgeon. ALL CALLS I'KOMPTLY ATTENDED TO, Office adjoining Jones Uro's store. Can be loiiiul mgi.ts at residence in South west I nion. I j. DANFOllTII, M. 1)., Physician and Surgeon North Powder, Oregon. IM H E A H K H 0 1' W 0 M K X A g 1' C C I A Ii T Y. Calls attended to at all hours. yyM. KOENKi. Architect and Builder, COVE, OKEGON. Draft", Plans and De.-dgns for Dwelling, and Bridges furnished on application. Shingles For Sale! An unlimited amount of No. I shinglos constantly on hand and for sale cheap. Orders from all parts of tho country so lici,tH, S. !. Bimuouoiis. 3-U tf Cove, Oregon. t Main Streot. Union, Oregon, BENSON BROS. PKOPIUETOUS. f! City lea Mo Koop constantly on hud BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON, SAUSAGE, HAMS, LA1U). Htc. N Fine Line of Watch WrPtoti for The Shut. Q006 mOfiT, OLD YEAR. Softly trend softly the chamber of Time; listenher hurt-b '.its are measured mid Blow ; MessMtRers bright from Eternity's cHiuii She! on her forehead mi angelic glow. Slowly :hc pulo boat nnd foft swells iter bmth ; Down are the en ruin-, mid dim tho lamp's Isht: silent and sombre the jiiinrtlmttcn of death Whispers "shs's joing" Old year, jrood night ! Pence fo her Memory we've slept 'neuth her wing j Gone are hor counsels her rammer so bright ! Voices that praised tlteo and worshiped now staff Thy last sad requiem Old year, good night! Day, with its hustle, is closing at last j Down with the shadows tho stars gather bright Closed is the boon, soft whisper the past Dying tho embers Old year, good night I ' Hands that were busy are folded in peace; Sombre the slmdowi that follow the light: Eves that were weary in sleep tlntl release; Hushed nretho songsters Old year, good night? Children that babbled are roaming in dreams; Soft slides tho moon o'er the hill's sombre istbeiuurmur of gurgling streams; Finished our labor Old year, good night ! The pen and the pages are laid down to rest ; Tho letter is sealed and the pillow smoothed right ; Forgotten the laughter forgotten the jest ; Silence is master Old year, good night! Tho organ is closed ; its mu-lc is peace; The echoes that linger have taken their (light; Toiler and prince their labors all cease Bury thy sorrow Old year, good night! Hmrr. V. Huffman. Union, Or. Jan. 1. 1S!)0. SANGER. Progress of the Hlnes Society and Social Happenings Personal Mention. Mr. Dan Hayes, tho foreman, 1ms gone to linker City for a few days rec reation. Mr. Hayes will return to Sanger after the holidays. The snow in Sanger is three feet, deep. Everything is covered up, but work goes on just tho bimie. The mine is working quite iv force of men, while tho mill is standing still for some repairs. The outlook for tho camp of Sanger for the coining year is very good. The shaft is still worked with eight hour shift?, sinking as fast as posssible. Levels are being run out from tho shaft to tap tho ledge, which will give plenty of ore to keep the mill running ut its fullest capacity. Tho hoisting works aro completed and doing fine work". .Mr. Wilson was seen on our streets, Thursday, with his team and wagon. It is vary poor wagoning now. Too much snow. Mr. Townley lias oponed a nice and complolo little itoro in Sanger, at tho mill. Sho keeps quite an assortment of toady made clothing as well as other goods. A social dnnco was givon in Sanger on Christinas night. Thero was a good attendance- and was enjoyed by all present. There are several families in Sanger, and quite a number of young ladies, so wo can have a social dance without going abroad. Tho Sanger Christmas tree was ar ranged by Mrs. Townley. Several nico presents wero on tlio tree. Horn. December 22, 1S89, to the wife of John H. Diirnnin, a nine pound boy. Hurrah for Johnny. Mr. Scott Long hns gone to Bukor to spend tho holidays and havo a little refct. Our friend Scott is one of the steadiest miners in camp. H. W. Leo arrived in camp a fow days ago, fiom Powder river, and has gone to work again in tho initios. Mr. Loo iv ono of our old miners and wo are glad to see him back in our lively camp. The Wallowa Chieftain comes to our table this week much imptoved and with much more spaco than for merly, neat and attractive in its vari oiw departments, with an excellent eorp of correspondents, and giving all tho news of tho county in spicy and pungent paragraphs. It aho contains several original poems and articles of a liltrry naturo, which gives it a tone considerably above tho average coun try newnpaper, and poaks well for tho intelligence of the peoplo in that sec tion of the country. Taken all in all it now approaches very clotely to what we consider a model family paper. es, Clocks, Jewelry,' COLUMBUS. Our Correspondent's lvpii ll'ulv to Nebraska. JOTTINGS BY THE WAY-SIDE. Tht Blaclt :im Kailroadt and Bridge Th Ottiei of the future. CoU'Miirx. Neb., Doc. 20, ISM). FniToit Scout: After a ride of 1,7")0 miles wo find a sister here where gladly wo stop for a rest and send a letter to Tin: Scorr, a thing seldom fogotten, and by way of variety we will start from Union where our journey or troubles began. After waiting two days for a ticket to conrj from Portland, wo despaired of getting it, and through the kindness of Mr. A. E. Ellis, tho gentlemanly agent at Union, wo did the next best thing and started out on tho overland flyer, hit or miss. The 0. 1L it N. Co. aro in their accommodations of fur nishing tickets as they aro in tilling orders for empty cars, and in the mat ter of running their trains they have tho Lord on their side, as they run merely by guess in tho ditch and out of the ditch their road being a verti cal stretch of rotten wood and rust. Engine No. 7.'?0 yanked us out of Grande Hondo in line shape. It is one of the Utah Northern, having one of those steam-boat whistles that all the passenger engines have on the main line of tho Union Pacific. En gine No. 810 whirled us from Hunt ington 170 miles through storm and darkness to Glenn's Ferry, engineer Isaac Herron gaining time at every jump. Our train left Poeatello in the face of a blinding snow storm, engine No. 7fl plowing the snow for the next 1.10 miles. At soda springs the snow was three feet deep on a level. All along the Port Neuf, Pear and Green rivers wo saw thousands of head of stock wading around belly deep in tho snow, searching for food, and not a hay stack in sight anywhere. At Green Hiver City tho snow had about all disappeared. From there wo rode on the overland flyer, a night run to Laramie ci'y, making time at tho rato of forty miles per hour, leaving a streak of lire and dust behind. Over tho Black Hills from Laramie wo had twelve coaches, all told, and three Mo gul engines attached, their combined weight being 2"0 tout!. They labored hard to gain the summit at Sherman, which has an elevation of 8,2-12 feet. The coaches wero crowded with Christmas visitors from everywhere. We counted forty-two locomotives at Laramie and passcdjnino more between thero and Cheyenne. Not far from tho railroad track, to the right, at Sherman, is tho monu ment erected to the memory of Hon. Oakes Ames and his brother Oliver, through whose energy and indomitable perseverance the Union Pacific rail road was completed in an incredibly short length of time, and where the little memorandum book of tho for mer paralyzed somo great names. Hero is the Dale creek bridge two miles west of Sherman. Tho huge structure is 0T)0 feet long from bltifl to blufT, and 12G feet high, over Dale creek. From the top of tho bridge tho littlo stream looks liko a tangled silver thread as it glistens in the sun's brilliant light which is sifted through the canyon crags and iron netting of tho bridge. Wo leave ono locomotive and our train is now on the down grade, no steam being required. Thero aro places where tho rocks rise higher, whore tho chasms aro deeper, where tho surrounding peaks may bo loftier and the torrents mightier in thoir power, but in no placo will tho travel er feel so utterly alone, so completely isolated from mankind and left entire ly with Naturo as at Sherman, on the Black Hills of Wyoming. At Dun nington we lost one hour in time, at Julcsburgh another hour, and here at Columbus when it is 12 o'clock it is 10 at Union. Chcyonno looks about as it did twelve years ago, only with tho addi tion of electric lights. Wo too them at all tho principal stations. At Julos btirgh tho Platte rivor is nearly dry. Silverware, Guns We get supper nt Nvrth Platto, the home of the notorious Buflalo Hill. ; P.ngine No. 825 made quick time to , Grand Island and fairly uplit the wind ; on a forty milr straight track to North ! Platte. Hero we counted twenty-six ! locomotives, nine landing on one j track teady for any emergency. Columbus is ninety-one miles west of Omaha, is the county seat of Platte county, and has a population of 3,000. In 1SGM it wits tho frontier town of Nebraska. There Were but fow settlers bevond. Bv virtue of it.s location in one of tho finest agticultural sections! of the Platte valley, it will at no dis tant day make a city of many thous and inhabitants. Some time in the sixties Mr. George Francis Train called Columbus the geographical center of the United States and strong ly urged the removal of the national capitol to this place, but v fear the removal will not. come in our time, o we shall not try to buy any corner lots on the strength of the possibility. To-morrow morning at 4:20 w board tho liver again for Dos Moines, Iowa. " J. W. MINNICK. the cova. The Indian CreeJc Sawmill New Year'n BrII Uoujh cs the rowls. Covk. Or. Jan. 1, 1800. Mr. L. B. Stearns is tne ling with gratifying success in disposing of the Uegulator wind mill. Jus. McCall, of Island City, and Win. Boothe, of Cove, made purehiifes this week. Mr. Zigler has purchased a half in terest in tho Indian creek saw mill, the firm now being composed of this gentleman and Win. Bloom. They will saw what logsitro on the yard - of the present si to of the mill and will then move to a fine tract of Umber lying within six miles o Clgin. At this point an engine will lo used to furnish power. Tho New Year's ball last evoning, given by Mrs. M. II. Eaton, was one of tho finest attairs of tho season and everyone proiont voted it a coinploto success. The music furnished by Wm, Jaines'and wife and Mrs. Lou Payne was as good as ever heard here, the lloor managers courteous and atten tive, and tho supper a delight to tho inner man. The parties of Mrs. l2aton will always bo sure of liberal patron age. The purloining of chickens and ducks is getting to be an almost night ly occurrence. A largo Hock of dunk. was illegally confiscated on tho hill side the other night. The coop was left behind by the careless appropria tors. Mr. P. F. Chrisumn iH lying very low and slight hopes aro entertained of his ultimate- recovery. All tho boys havo shaved off that they may start tho New Year with a clean face. Not a few have sworu oil', which will last at leant until thoir mustaches show again. A good many are sick with colds. Perhaps it is a forerunner of the dread ful iiilliiun.a which is making such huvoo in tho old world. Sleighing is good. Mail and puMon gors between Cove and Union are now being carried on a bran new sleigh im ported by Messrs. Bobiimon fc Layne. Bkoauhk Bobt. Ingersoll said in a recent letter that it was possible mini passed, at death, into another state of oxistonce, some of tho orthodox are protending to wonder if Bob isn't about to "get religion." Bob already has a religion, a grand and noble religion, founded on common ensc, humanity and moroy, and doesn't pretend to bo conversant with sometliinjf he knows nothing about. Tho hope of immor tality is implanted in every human breast and it would he strnngo if this bit' tender-hearted champion of the weak and poor did not have his full share of it. Hoping and knowing are words having enliiuly diil'crent mean-, ings. jngoreon amicus oiiiy wnm no knows to lie falno and irmii,'. Being convinced that tho orthodox hell is not it necessary adjunct to human progress and civilization, lie lias been engaged for several years past in knocking the bottom ouU.f it. As ho has been protty nifcewful in the work, all right minded people will give him due credit for the same and will not begrudge him any consolation Uwt can lie unin from the heart of this world or tho peace pnq.ird for mor tals in the next ii ilnie i-, ..m -.in r edition to come. and Amunition Just THE PARK. The Amusements of Thai iVIodel Settlement. STOCKMEN AND THEIR STOCK. Kftt er no Meat Two Oroat aad Qood Men Prodi and Pointer. The health of Park iwoplo generally good. Home havo slight colds. The falling snow brings a smile to tho faces of young and old. The young thinking of what fun they will hare sleighriding, and tho old farmer thinking of tho prospect for a good crop next season. Tho young folks have lots of fun at tho numerous parties given, and aro n very fociable set. All of thi,' young folks wont down to Dolby's hall to attend tho Christ mas tree. The festivities wound up with a nice little dance. On Christmas night tho good peo plo of the Park partook of an oyster suppor at Enoch South's and all on joyed themselves immensoly till after 12 o'clock. Nearly all tho stock belonging in tho Park has been gathered in. J. S. Vandevantor has a few horses out yet. Wallace and the Vanordor boys havo driven their horses to Grando Kondo valley, to winter there. The snow lays eight or ten inches deep and still it snows. Sleighing is good now and tho cayuso has to trav el. The school children had a vacation last week, but school commenced again this morning. Mrs. Smith, of La Grando, is in tho Park visiting her old Iowa friends. 1 lor daughter, F.llio, is with her and makes things lively for tho young folks. They will return homo the last of tho week. Mr. Jas. Wisdom is busy making and repairing sleighs. Ilo is at work on an iron sleigh now. Ho under stands tho business thoroughly. A paper is coining to tho Park ad dressed to "Thos. Mitchell, Union Park." Whoever it belongs to had better have it changed. Tho paper is Tho New York Witness. The literary society meets every Fiiday evening. Last Friday tho question, "I'esolved, that eating flesh is injuiious to the human system." It U a question that should bodobnted everywhere. The people, or biblo he liovers, particularly, don't socm to know that the bible goes right back on eating swine's flesh, and that Paul goes against eating llesh of any kind. Still they cat pounds of it. Isn't thero something wrong in Donmark? A preacher took tinio to discourse to tho Parkltes recently, so wo are saved a little longer, for which wo aro duly thankful. Thero is to ho a candy pulling at Dolby's on New Year's ovo. Wo un derstand tho affair is to end up with a social dance. Wo aro pleased to lead tho contro versy between Kov. Mooro and Mr. .Huffman. Such controversies aro sure to mnko someone think about tho sub ject and so learn something. Mr. Mooto is mistaken in his remarks con cerning Lincoln and Washington. Neither of them wore in tho habit of praying. Both wcio liberals and free thinkers, and proven so by mon who had an intimate personal acquaintance with them, Tho next time that I go to an oyster suppor I will have a sled that I can't fall out of. S. V. That fellow ato supper with my girl and 1 will fix him. J. T hoy havo shut tho doors and are going to dance; I'm going homo. S. A. If you want anything with mo just wait till next summer. M. If I say 1 wont, I wont, so there 1 K. Wo wont to bod at two. G. I havo brought my girl up to tho literary. 31. Big Cruekors, don't bring your cats up to tho Park to turn looso. S. It. MOIKE. FOREST DELL D0TLET3. Pis Vah.iv. Uoc. 18S0. A merry Chtutmas and a happy flow Year to the St out force. I Received at A. N. Snow about a font deep, sleighing good, theinioineter ten 1k1ow "freno." We learn that Luther Lloyd i the father of a young son the first boy among his little ones. Boin. l'ecently, to the wife of Ellis Loop, Jr., a son. It was thought for some days that the mother wotikl havo to puss away, but we aro glad to be able to state that at present grent hopes arc ontottuincd of her recovery. Married. At the residence of tho bride's patents, Deo. 1. by M. A. Scott, J. P., Miss F.dith Dawson and Mr. Frank ICing, both of Pino YRlley, Or. Mr. King is to bo congratulated on having secured such an estimable nnd popular young lady for a life partner, and while some of our young men ptobubly wished' .Mr ICing "further," they can't hold spite against Frank and will all unite in wishing them joy in their new life. Wo understand that a ball will bo given at. A. K. Stalker's hall on tho night of Jan. 1st. We believe it is tho intention of tho peoplo of Cornucopia to come to the valley for tho holidays. OAUP.1K 11. DOVK. EUGENE CITY. Latter from aUnlou County Student Com parison of Climates Good Advico. v Ki fiKNK. Dec. 'J7, 1HW). The weather for the past two weeks has been decidedly cold, but to-day a change has taken place it is mining and everybody is happy. Tho now gymnasium building will soon bo furnished with three hundred dollars' worth of athletic apparatus. In a meeting hold Thursday of somo of Hugono's prominent citizens, for tho purpose of raising money to secure a streot railway, livo thousand dollars was subscribed. The students of tho University aro now enjoying a two weeks' vacation. Nearly all those who do not resido here have gono homo, and it makes those who cannot go feel rathor lone some. Wo notico, during tho last fow days, several Bishop Scott and Corvallis students on the streets. Thoy present quite a soldierly appearance in thoir bluo and gray uniforms. Hurrah for tho Hunt rond! Wo congratulate tho peoplo of Grando Hondo, and especially those of Union, upon their good fortune in securing a competing lino of railroad, and sin cerely believe that Union will soon bo ono of the leading towns of Eastern Oregon. She has tho natural advan tages, and now that confidence has been inspired hor success is assured. Wo would say to any citizen of Un ion who has the loatt idea of coming to tho Willamette valloy to enjoy her so called "mild and gentle" climate and escape tho rigors of a Grando Hondo winter stay whero you aro.. You will find snow and howling winds preferable to mud and rain ; clear cold weather better than fog and mist; and after all you will suffer as much from tho cold hero as you will there. Ycs wo repeat it, stay at home. Yours truly, CHAS. T. MoDANlEL.. ELGIK ECHOES. Dec. 1!S, 13ID. Sleighing good. About four inchos of snow fell on the 27th. Tho ball givon on Christmas ovo at Elgin was well attended, fifty-eight tickets being sold. Mr. A. J. Hackott, of Union, was in our burg a fow days since. Miss Julia MoWilliams is homo on a visit to hor paronts. Great preparations aro being mado at tho saw mill near town, for tho coming trado. Six now logging sleds will bo ready for use by January 1st. A petition will ho circulated, before long, asking that n county road ho es tablished lrom tho mouth of Looking Glass creek to Elgin, a distance of ten miles. It is much ueedod, as thero is not a foot of county road north of Elgin. Tho Christmas trco was nicoly deco rated with acceptable presents, rang ing all tho way from a stick of candy to a suit of clothes. Tho exercises were enjoyed by all. Kov. Wm. Owonhy, of Enterprise, is here on a vitt to his -huh, K D. Owen by. PEEIv-A-BOO. Gardner & Co's.