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UNION. OH EG ON, THURSDAY, APRIL JO, 1890.
vThe Oregon Scout.
An Independent weekly journal. Iitcd ev
ery Thursday morning bv
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PublMiers and Proprietors.
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Adress all communication to theOmxiOS
Scout, Union Oregon.
PRESBYTERIAN CHUHCII. Services
every Sabbath at 11 a.m. and s p. 111;
Sabbath school at 10 a. 111 ; prayer meeting
Wednesday, at Hp, m. The Ladies' Mis
sionary Society meets on the fourth Friday
of every month at 12 ::!0 p. 111. All cordially
invited. It. 11. PARKER. Pastor
it . ,.
Architect and Builder,
Drafts, I'lans and Designs for Dwellings,
and llridges furnished on application.
J N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Office, one door outh of J. 1$. Eaton's
store, Union, Oregon.
JOHN R. CHUTES,
Attorney at Law.
Collecting and probate practice special
ties. Otlice, two doors south of post-olllce,
J. W. SlIELTO.V. J. M. CAKUOIit.
g HELTON & CARROLL.
Attorneys at Law.
Oflico : Two doors south of posK.dlee, Un
Special attention given all business en
trusted to us.
J. A. Eakin,
J EAKIN, fc RROT11ER,
Attorneys at Law,
ISTPrompt Attention Paid to Collect.ons.
L. DANFOUTII, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon
North Powder, Oregon.
iDISEASKS OK WOMEN A Sl'El'l A I T V.
Calls attended to at all hours.
Q II. DAY, M. D.,
ALL CALLS 1'IiOMl'TLY ATTKNUEU TO.
Oftlco adjoining Jones Dro's store. Can
be found nights at residence in South
B. P. WriBo.v. A. J. Hackktt,
Notary Public. Notary Public.
yiLSON .fc IIACKETT,
Attorneys at j Law.
Collections :nd nil other business entrus
ted to us will receive prompt attention.
A complete abstract of tho land of Union
county in our ouiee,
Managers of tiic UNION REAL ESTATE
OFFICE: . UNION, Oil.
City - Meat -
Main Street, Union, Oregon,
BENSON BROS. - PROPRIETORS.
Keep constantly on hand
BEEF, PORK- VEAL, MUTTON,
SAUSAGE, HAMS, LARD. Etc.
C. C. COFFINBERRY,
Dealer in all kinds of
For reasonable terms and low prices
cJ?' )n 1110 and I w ill sntifcfy yon.
Fine Line of Watch
Written for Tun sjcotrr.
AM stool !r the jrrave of my loved one, '
Mv thtiUnhN'wandered back to (he past. i
When we pUt-htwl our vows to each other, 1
Nor thought of the parting at last.
And I little did think of the mormw.
That I was so surely to Bee ;
When the parting in utiguMi an1 Mirrow,
With the loved one o dear unt' me.
We, n lover, were always together.
And love w.is our true puiditiji stai :
Hand in h.in 1 wo oft passed through the
No jealousies iausinga Jar.
Three ehi'dren have parsed on before us,
Together o'er them did wo weep;
Our love to each other did assure us.
As we hud them to rest in their sleep.
Hut now I'm alone In Illy sorrow.
With no one to wipe off my tears,
And yet with tho coming to-morrow,
Cnlm'thought to my mind there appears.
It will not be Ions till I meet her.
My loneliness then will be o'er,
I know that ere long I shall greet her.
And journey with her ever more.
- II. V. Kmkby.
Unio.v, March 17. 1WO.
News Notes From Indian Valley's Boom
ing Young City.
Rev. John Hindnian, father of Jesse
llindman, nnivcd from Nebraska a
few days ago.
J. R. Johnson will build a largo ad
dition to his hotel, soon.
A. Meaehem of Suiiiniorville will
move his law ollieo to Elgin shortly.
Tho town is full of strangers now,
and the hotels aie overcrowded.
The Pleasant 1 1 ill school commenced
March 15 with Prof. Swinehait as teach
er. R. I). Ownboy and 0. Z. Harris are
putting up a building 011 main street
and will engage in the butcher busi
ness. The Elgin school commenced last
Monday with Prof. Dean as teacher.
W. II. Galloway sold his hotel to A.
W. Courtney, who will lemodel and
enlarge it, and O. A Rinehart will be
W. II. Galloway is putting a largo
house on main street'
Elgin is taking after Chicago in
spreading itself. It has now about
200 acres laid oil' in town lots and there
is more avuilablc on the outside.
Important Decision In Water Case.
Tho celebrated case of Mrs. A. J.
Curtis versus the La Grande Hydraulic
Company, was decided in the Supremo
Court last week. Tho ease involvod
tho right of defendant to take the
water from Mill creek in the town of
La Grande to supply the city with
water. The ease was leferred to At
torney J. R. ("rites as referee to take
testimony and report a decree. Tho
referee decided in favor of the plaintiff.
J I is deeissioti was appealed to tho
ciicuit Judge who reversed thedecission
of the referee. The 'ease was then
appealed to the Supreme Court which
now reverses the deci.-sion made by
the Circuit Judgo and affirms the
decission made by the referee. The
ease involved tho intricate questions
of water rights in this state which are
little understood. It was contested on
both sides by somo of the ablest lawyers
in the state and certainly establishes
tho ability of tho referee as an equity
lawyer, knocks the water works in La
Grande completely out and firmly
establishes tho light of the riparian
owner to the water of the creek.
A Bright Dog.
The following is from the Lexington
Budget, and it tells about adogdosorv-
a pension: "One morning last week
when B. E. Hathaway, of this place,
opened his door ho found a shepherd
dog waiting to bo minuted. Tied to
his collar was a note from Mi. and Mrs.
Russell, parents of Mrs. Hathaway who
live about four miles west of Lexing
ton, stating that they needed attendance,
and a physician. Tho intelligent
animal had been started olfu 2 o'clock
in tho morning and faithfully
porlormou ins errand. Air. and Airs
Russell aro recovering."
Why is not this a favorable icnson
for tree planting? Many of our town
residents ought to plant trees this
spring in their yards and gardens.
The shade alone that a healthful grove
of trees furnishes during the heated
season will amply repay all the trouble
and exitonsf of growing them. 1 hoy
aro great ab.oi beiB of poisonous matter,
and tho ornamentation they furnish
to a village homo makes it doubly
valuable. By all means plant tret's.
Eooml Boomll Esomlll
Bo quick if you want a first olnsa
bargain in city or country projKTty
(We'll loan you money to buy with.)
Now is the time. Get there "Eh.
You'll double your money the llrt
month. Cull 011 WiUou & llm-kvll,
manager Union Real Estate Associa
tion. es, Clocks, Jewelry, 1
THE COUNTY 3BAT QUESTION.
A Oat!c Ittsr From Postmaster Catcs
of Tel icr.se t.
Ti 1 "i rr
April S, ISiVi.
EDITOR OltKOON Scot T :
In the last issue of Tub Scot'T there
appears a communication from J. W.
Kuowlos attempting to give its readers
some reasons why the county seat
should hi changed to ha Grande.
Any reasons for a change, to be logical,
should be based uion the general
interests of the entire county, keeping
in view always "the greatest good to
the greatest number" interested in the
change, and there can be no ,mo more
interested in the change than the tax
payer, who will have to foot the bills.
The only reason for Mich change
which Mr. Ivnowles seems able to
present is that tho county officials have
caused a road to be built from Union
to Cornucopia, and therefore, have
compelled the "ranchers" of that sec
tion to trade at Union. It would ap
pear from this line of reasoning that
the opening of a county road through
the Wallowa canyon was for the pur
pose of compelllny the people of
Wallowa to trade at La Grande, instead
of going out to Lowiston, and likewise
the construction of the Pyle canyon
road was to prevent tho people of
Antelope from going to 2Torth I'owder
Now if Mr. Ivnowles will examine
tho Union Cornucopia road business
a little farther he will find that the no
torious Oregon Legislature is respon
sible for the construction of said road,
at least an appropriation was nuulo by
that august body to the amount of
"thousands of dollars" for its construc
tion. I presume when ho finds out that
tho legislature is responsible for that
which he charges to the county court
of Union county he will advocate tho
removal of the state capitol from
Salem, the headquarters of said legis
littuie, to some remote point along the
If Mr. Knowles is a man capablo of
sound, logical reasoning, wc would be
pleased to have him tell the readers
of Tin: Scoct which, in his opinion,
would bo the cheapest for the taxpayers
of this county, to remove these obnox
ious and "outrageous" county ollicials
from office next June, or move the
county scat away from Ihevi'l
Mr. Knowles' proposition to tho
"ranchers" of Pino and Eaglo is to
help La Grande get the county seat
and La Grande will, in turn, help them
to be cut oil' into Baker county, (it is
presumed that La Grande and Baker
oily are in accord with this proposi
tion.) Now please tell us Mr. Knowles, as
a reasoning man, if you sincerely think
it would bo light, or honorable, if
tho people of Pino and Eagle expert to
leave Union county to vote a tax on
the pooplo of this county which they
do not expeel to help pay'l
"But" you answer, "they will carry
their proportion of tho indebtedness
with them into Baker county," but
bear in mind, that if tho county sent
should bo removed by reason of tho
assistance you propose for La Grande,
you will expect La Grande to perform
her part of the contract when tho next
legislature meets, and, if successful,
you would be out of Union county be
fore any levy could bo mado by the
county court to meet tho expense of
removal ; and oven if you should carry
with you your proportion of indebted
ness for new buildings, do you think
it prudent for the voters, or taxpayers
rather, to vote an unnecessary burden
of debt upon themselves when they
could as well get out without it?
Would it not seem much inoro consi
derate and fair-minded on tho part
of all voters in that section if they
actually want to go into Baker county,
to say to the taxpayers of Union
county : "As wo expect to leave you
wo will not bo instrumental in voting
a tax upon you, nut will oxert our 111
liueiice, in every way possible, lor our
own good, as well as yours, to keop the
indebtedness of this county as low as
possible until wo leave."
Evidently if that section expects to
withdraw from this county it is not
prudent for them to assist in voting
unnecessary burden of debt upon us,
for if they do, wo will most certainly
insist on their remaining with us to
help pay it. This is a matter that
all taxpayers should consider well be
fore they act, as they must foot tho
bills; and those voters who aro not
taxpayers should bo most considerate
toward those who aro.
W. A. Catkh.
IN THE SOUTH.
Description of a Pine Forest In the State
of North Carolina.
Ill IHtAU Hoi TIIKII.V NKtVK, )
IU1.H1011. N. 0.,
ISiutuu Onivio.s ScotT :
Tho Pine tree grows in all pads of
tho globe; but in the largest forests,
and to the largest size in northern
Huropeaud North America. The pines
of Km ope are often called fir. Tho
pines of North America may bo divided
into two great families; viz, the white
or Milt limes ot .Maine, Canada,
it 1 1 iir- . 1 1
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may be generally divided into long
and short leaf pine?. Both good for
lumber, but the long leaf pine, the
more valuable for lumber and naval
It is a long leaf pine foret of
Carolina and Georgia which wt
to show to our leaders in this
Many if not all of you know what a1
pine forest is. You have seen the
pines with short trunks and long J
lateral branches near the ground. (
You have seen the ground beneath
them well covered with dead twigs or
branches, ami without anything green !
growing upon it. You know it would
be impossible to drive a team through ,
such a forest, except where roads are
cut. You know that the thick lops of
the trees nearly if not quite exclude
the sunshine for the whole day. A ,
long leaf pine forest is very ditl'erent in )
till of its possibilities and appearances. 1
Many of the trees grow to a height of
fifty feet without a branch. Then a '
bush like tot) is formed, with no twigs j
or small branches. The limbs grow in j
all directions and in all shapes; and'
do not make a handsome top or a thick ;
shade, and yet the long leaf pine is I
a beautiful tree. With trunk as '
straight and perfect as a Corinthian !
column, and top gracefully nodding I
in the breeze, this tree always presents .
a work of Nature pleasing and attract-1
ivc to the eye. A forest ol these trees
which has not been touched by the
axe is a sight, once seen, never to be
forgotten. For fifty feet from the
ground, the vision is almost clear in
all directions; obstructed only by the
trunks of trees, beautiful columns in
Nature's great temple. The ground
green with tufts of the emerald lined
grass, the white sand gleaming between
these tufts of grass in the shafts of
golden sunshine, falling between the
swaying tops of tho trees.
Instead of being compelled to cut a
road through such a forest, no roads
are needed. No stones or stumps or
fallen trees encumber the ground, no
dead branches endanger the eyes of
the incautious traveler; but where
in any or all directions, it is not only
possible but ploasent to diivo the
largest team, (he finest pleasure carri
age, or to ride horseback, 011 the hottest
day, without let or hindrance. There
are few highways, and no fences in
the.-o forests. The whole ground is as
good ti highway as could be made ;
and fences are not needed. The travel
er has only to be sure of his direction
and go as he will. To an observant
person riding or walking in a long leaf
pine forest, the trees themselves present
a very interesting and ever changing
study. Occasionally a tree with knobs
on tho trunk is seen ; these trees aro
likely to make the celebrated cat faced
or curled pine lumber. Again we may
sco a long slender tree bout over until
a largo part of its trunk is parallel with
the ground. Such trees never recover
their lost straight and upright position,
but livo and grow as they are bent.
Sometimes we see a very large, tall,
straight tree inclined like tho tower of
Pisa. It has stood so for centuries
perhaps, and will continue to stand in
that position for centuries, unless tho
axo of tho cutter drops it to the ground.
'The long leaf pine forest furnishes
almost as much for man as tho Orien
tal bamboo and palm. It furnishes
hard and handsome lumber; strong
and durablo timber; tho best possible
luel; rosin and spirits of turpentine,
and a life and health giving homo to
overworked and prostrated bodies, and
to people alllicted with any diseases of
throat or lungs. And they grow 111
tho most dnsirablo and healthful
climate within the continent of
J. T. Patiuck
To The Ploneors Of Union County.
After returning from an extended
ramble throughout tho eastern states
and through Canadas to the homo of
my choice in Grand Rondo valley,
nothing has more impressed mo than
tho fact that many of my old pioneer
friends aro quietly sleeping in tho
silent city of the dead, anil that those
who yet reninin are rapidly yielding
to tho ravages of timo. Thero is a
fraternal tio that binds together those
who bravely met tho arduous vicissi
tudes of pioneer life in this valley and
other sections of Eastern Oregon which
I earnestly desire to see strengthened
and fostered. Kor this purposo I be
lievo it to bo our duty to organize a
Union County Pioneer Assocation.
Will as many as ondorso this viow
write mo on tho subject and let iih all
meefat tho court house in Union on
tho 21thdayof May at 10 o'clock sharp,
to form a permanent organization.
Bring the pioneer mothers and all
E. K. McOomah.
The munition from long, lingering and
painful Mel; noun to robuat houllh murks an
epoch in the lifo of tho Individual. Hitch a
remarkable event is trcHNiirod In tho tiioino
ry and tno agency whereby tho good health
hint been nttnluod in gratefully LIohuoiI.
Hence It U that much is heard in nralso
of Ktttctrio Hitter, fa many fuel they owo
their restoration to health, to tho tino of tho
(Ireat Altoratlvo ami Tonic. If you aro
troubled with any dlneniu of Kidneys, Liv
er or hioinucii, ol ioiik or kiiori sinuiiin
.....I u'ill kii... 11 ll.wl if l.t. imii 1.1 lrl....f vi..
Hitters, bold nt MX- awl, por bottle at
llrown's drnif store. Union, Oregon.
and Amunition Just
Death of Ja-.nes 1'iyne Recent
Covk. April !,
Our quiet community was gieatly
shocked last Thursday by the sad in
telligence that Jas. Payne had taken
his life in his own hands and conitni
led suicide. Mr. Payne had been in
poor health for some time past and it
is thought his business affairs so preyed
on his mind th.it d spondouey which
he was unable to throw otr overlook
him and the result was jc!i destruction
in a moment of temporary aberration.
Mo arose early and kissing his wife
went to the barn near tho houo and
by means of a rope thrown over a
beam managed so suspend himself,
though his feet almost touched the
lloor, till choked. He seemed to have
died without a struggle. His features
were composed and his neck scarcely
discolored. Mrs. Payne soon after
five o'clock noticed that her husband
had left behind on going out his coat
and vest, something very unusual for
him, and suspieiouiug that all was not
right, huriiedly dto.-sed and went in
search. She noon came to the awful
sight of the limp body hanging just
over the stairs leading into the upper
story of the building, ller scieams
soon brought help, but tboy could do
nothing except take tho. unfortunate
down and tenderly carry tho lifeless
form into the house. The funeral was
conducted .Saturday by the Masonic
order, members from different parts
of tho valley attending. Rev. Win.
Powell preached the funeral sermon
and read the obituary following. The
procession to tho cemetery consisted
of over thirty vehicles. The family of
tho deceased are almost heart-broken
over tho sorrowful occurence. They
have tho sincere sympathy of their
many friends in their great loss.
The obituary was received too late,
and being lengthy, wo aro unable to
publish it this week. It will appear
in our next issue. Kditok St'orr.l
Arbor day will be observed by the
Cove public school on Friday after
noon of this week at 1 o'clock. The
observance of the day will be under
(he direction of Eugene Oonklin. A
suitable programme has been pre
pared and will consist of songs respon
ses, short addresses, etc. Maple, box
elder locusts, balm-of-gilead and other
trees will bo planted near tho school
building and appropriately named.
I he board of din etors will lend their
dignity to the occasion. Should tho
weatnor oe untavoraole, tno exercises
will bo held inside. Arbor day is now
observed in almost every part of the
United States. Tree planting around
school houses is certainly praisewor
thy and deserves special observance.
It is to bo hoped Cove will turn out in
a hotly una hy atlcntling llie exercises
encourage the school in the gootl
work to be commenced this week. All
aro cordially invited to be present, a
good time will be assured them.
We noticed in tho postoffico this
we.'k an enlarged portrait of E. B
Conkhu taken from a photograph.
On inquiry wo found that Air. Conk
hn having been ollerod very low rates
had accepted an agency for this slylo
of work and will begin to canvass tho
country at once.
At tho republican primaries Satur
day II. J. Geor, M. B. Rues, O. Eckers
ly and Jasper G. Stevens were chos
en delegates to attend tho county con
I ho water ditch cnos boforo refereo
Slator are again in session this week.
Tho testimony taken will 1111 a largo
Tho public school commenced with
Miss Pierce as teacher, Monday,
with an attendance of over oil.
Unclaimed letters remaining in the
Cove postpllico: Frank Clark, John
Patterson, Prank Pinkley.
Reclining Chair Cars
Tram No. !, "Tho Limited Fast
Mad" leaving Portland on the Union
Pacific System at 7 A. ji. daily, in ad
dition to Pullman Palaco anil Colonist
Sleepers and Dining Cars, is also
equipped with elegant free Reclining
Chair Cars, both first-class and Colon
ist, which run through from Portland
to Chicago without change.
Both first-class ami Colonist Chair
Cars ate furnished with Reclining
Chairs of the latent improved pattern;
aro fitted up with smoking rooms,
lavatories for both ladies ami gentle
men, and are lighted by g.is.
All classes of passengers aro carried
in those cars without additional charge.
Passengers desiring the quickest
timo anil best possible service from
Portland and the northwest to all east
ern points, should purchase thoir tick
ets via the Union Pacific System.
Their Agents will take pleasure in
furnishing rates, tickets, through bag
gage cheeks, detailed information, etc.,
A Pointer For You.
If you want to mako evory dollar do
full duly, catch on to some of tho cheap
bargains in farm or city property now
oll'oied by Wilson it llackott, mana
gers Union Real Estate Association.
Received at A. N.
Meetlns Of Ceutr.il committee.
The Democratic County Central
Committee convened in this city last
Saturday, pursuant to a call made by
A. C. Craig, chairman. The attendance
was not as full as the committee wished.
This was owing to the shortness of
the time allowed for the call.
The basis of representation to thrt
County Convention is one delegate at
large from each preeinut and one for
each fifteen votes or a fraction of i ight
or over cast in the various precincts
for congressmen at the June election
in KSSS. Under this apportionment
the precincts will be entitled to the
following representation in the County
Suminerville . ,
tt North Powder 0
I I Antelope .. . . .'!
(i Pig Creek. 3
.10 liedroek .'!
. ! Unfile .'?
. S Pine Valley. . . (!
. I Cornucopia . . -t
1 Sanger 2
. - Sparta i!
Tho committee by resolution recom
mends that the precinct polls bo kept
open at least four hours commencing
at eleven a. in. and closing at three p.
Primaries to bo hold April 12th.
The County Convention to bo hold
at the court room at. Union April 21st
at 10 o'clock a. in., for the nomination
of a full county ticket and tho election
of delegates to tho State Convention.
A. 0. Ckaio,
Chairman of the Democratic County
Tally Oho For Oregon.
Special to Tin: Scoc r.
Si-oicanh Falls, April f. L. Rem
illard formerly of Oregon, but now an
extensive horse dealer of Butto City,
arrived at tho Spokane salo stable, last
Monday morning, with four blooded
stallions, from Union, Oregon, llosold
them this afternoon to stock men
residing in, ami near this city, for
handsome prices. Ono Clydesdale
horse which was offered for sale at
Union for $1000 was sold readily hero
for $1275 cash. The Cleveland Bay,
which was offered for sale in Union for
$500 went here for $325 cash. The
gray three year old colt, which was
stabled in the Green feed stablo at
Union all winter was sold for $(510 cash,
in hand. Tho stallion belonging to
Jas. Boll, personally, purchased by him
from John Elliott of Union, lastspring,
was sold for the handsome price of
$110 cash. This speaks for itself.
Spokane Falls is one place where horse
flesh is valued for its worth, and good
stock ilomaudB good prices. Tally ono
for Oregon and Romillard. Wako up
Jonah, and look around you, tho sun
of prosperity is rising high in tho sky
above your head. Union county, take
tho hint ami act.
The U. P. R. R. Co. havo sottlcd
with J. L. Hindnian for tho right-of-way
ami work will bo commenced on
tho depot grounds, soon.
Tho republicans hold their primary
hero on the fith and mado a good
choice of delegates, men who aro not
afraid to ehanco themselves in tho so
called unsafe courthouse.
P. E. Watlo ami J. C. Christiansen
exhibited their line stallions in Elgin
on Saturday, the former having a
black Norman and the latter a Clydes
dale. Both wore lino specimens of
Tho hills aro greon with now grass
ami stock aro being turned out on the:
It Frequently Happons So.
A man who knows whereof ho speaks
puts this unvarnished truth in print r
"A doctor will sit down ami write a pro
scription; timo Jive minutes; paper and
ink one-fourth of a cent, and n patient
pays $1, $2, $fi, $10, as tho case may be.
A lawyer writes ten or twelve lines of
advico and gets from $10 to $50 from
his client. An editor writes a half col
umn pufl'fora man or mining company,
pays a man fiO cents to $1 for putting
it in type, prints it on ten dollar's
worth of paper, sends it to sovoral thou
sand people, and then surprises tho
interested parties if ho makes any
I M I ii
A Real iviosauack.
Tho man who wipes his iioho on his
sleeve: picks his teeth with his fork:
squirts tobacco juico on tho cook stovo
hearth ; drives to market with hickory
hark lines; deposits his money in his
last winter's sock; rides to mill with
corn in ono end of the sack and n
stono in tho other; insists on paying
Ins taxes with coon skins and wild
honey ; fastens his ono gallons with a
woodou peg ami wears "possum-
belly" pants, is tho same oltl roostor
who has no uso for tho homo paper,
and his brother is the follow who tries
to do business without a lino of adver
Or you lose it. if you want a cheap
lot in Union, call quick or you lose it.
Call on Wilson it llackott, managers
Union Real Estate Association.
Gardner & Cos.