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Record of Recent Interesting
Brief Description of the Famous Wallowa
Valley as Seen on a Hasty Vis
Everything dull at Alicel.
Mr Jcsso Imblcr of tho lone pino
was in the city recently.
Mrs. Samuel Cochran returned last
week from a visit to Iowa.
Mr. Samuel Cochran butchered a
fine lot of hogs a few days ago.
Mr. C. C. Stanley has accepted a po
sition with a Chicago firm as a drum
mer. Mr. Ousley had a cow killed by . the
construction train, near Alicel, a few
Mr. Tucker, teacher at Fairview, at
tended tho teacher's examination at
Union last week.
Hon. J. L. Hoc, will soon take his
departure for a short visit to his par
ents in Wayne county, Iowa.
There is to bo a large store put in at
this place as 60011 as tho proper ar
rangements can bo perfected.
Mr. S. L. Brooks and G. W. Ruck
man started for tho Sound this morn
ing with several car loads of hogs.
Mr. Lockwood, right-of-way agent
for the U. P. railroad, was in Alicel a
few days ago looking at its future
Married, at the residence of Thomas
Ruckman, Nov. 27, 1S90, Mr. John
Vanderpool and Miss Jennie Allen, both
of the Sandridgc. May many little
Tools rise up and call Hum blessed.
The construction company is about
to finish up the U. P. railroad. They
have about 175 men at work. It is
all finished from Elgin to a poiut near
Alicel. They will have it all ballasted
and ready to be received in a short
time, as there is another gang of men
coming this way from Island City.
Ye correspondent took a Hying trip
to the Wallowa valley, hence nothing
has appeared in your paper from Alicel
lately. I will try and give you an
account of my travels. We jumped
in our hack ono fine beautiful morn
ing, and at noon we were in the boom
ing littlo city of Elgin, where every
body was putting on metropolitan airs.
Surely this is a wonderful littlo city.
Only a few short years ago there was
nothing to mark tho place except the
"Fish Trap Bridge." There the In
dians would iralhcr at certain times
of the year to fish and put in a fish
trap and catch the dog salmon as they
passed up the river. Wo took dinner
at the Western hotel with our old
friend, J. II. Johnston. No one can
eat with him and go away half starved
We took our leave of tho thriving littlo
city amid its cares and bustle and rode
over tho hills and rolling country of
Elk Hut, which is fenced almost into a
continuous lane totlio Wallowa. Stop
ing at night with Mr. Dooring, proprie
tor of the Pino Grove house, we re
cieved all tho care a traveler need have.
Then came tho long descent of tho
Wallowa hill, at tho buso of which
Hows the bubbling Wallowa and Mi
nam rivers, which come together hero.
Then came our long tedious rido
through the famous Wallowa canyon,
for nine miles, emerging into the lower
Wallowa valley and its changing scenes.
A perron would think for a moment
that he had como into another world.
Here we find the roads as smootho and
level as though tho peoplo took a spe
cial nrido in keeping their highway in
good repair. Tho next place of inter
est was tho Lower Wallowa. There
the M. it M. company seem to have
everything their own way. They have
several large buildings and have laid
out several acres in town lots. They
keep one of the best arranged country
stores in the valley, which is presided
over by our genial friend, Johnny Mc
Donald. From here wo passed through
what teemed to bo u level strotch of
country of eight miles till we came to
thu town of Lostiue. The town seems
to be on thudeclineas no improvements
aro pomg on. Fioni heio wo rido over
a hilly htreteh of country, about nino
mill, dntW'd here and there with farm
housn.', till we come to tho nourishing
littlo i iy of Enterprise, tho county j
seat ot Wallowa county. Everything j
induces antoi.dy inipiovemont. Hero !
ui. Mined the pr.n.ip.il branch of tho j
M. & M. OuV. b. witless and they huvo j
Hindu i Mi ion n what it is. After rc-
niainiiigin Enterprise u few days and
meeting many old acquaintances, mid t Corn, mid all Shin Kmptlons, and poI
fonmiiir manv nw ones, wo took our ; v.-ly iwrw Iflwr, or no pay roqulrcd. It
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dena tnr.i for jommui, away up at tlio I , , , ,, , , . '
Ull " ' ' J 1 .or money refunded. I'rleo 2f cents per
foot o' the snow o'.ad mountains, nearly ior sale at Brown's drugstore.
the famous Silver hike. Joseph is
; nicoly situated, and has ono of the best
wator works in Eastern Oregon. Af
i tor several days we took our departuro
for our own beautiful Gnmdo Hondo.
Nothing attracted our attention till
wo wore safe into our valley, whon wo
were informed by one of our citizens
that n new town was about to be born
on tho Sandride. We acketl what
the n mm- of tho new town was to be
and wa informed thnt it was "Ivqttlu
bolloy," the most appropriate and eu
phonious eot'tiomen that could be
II ws of too Weak as Not&d by our Reg
Dec. 8, 1S90.
Very nice fall weather.
Sam'l Ivutlodge and wife are visiting
in La Grande.
Some snow last week but all gone
from the Park now.
J. S. V.uidevantor is butchering
some line hogs today.
Moso has not returned yet, married
or not married, for tho peanuts.
The health of the community very
good. Diplhcria is a thing of the past.
The stock, which arc scattered over
the range, are being gathered in slowly.
J. S. Vandovantcr, for tho past three
weeks has been a resident of Big
The mills have been shut down for
some time. They arc getting in a nice
lot of logs.
11. M. South's new wagon is laid up
for repairs caused by very poor and
brash timbers in tho hounds.
It is reported that Mr. Dolby, of
Dolby hall, Big creek, is in Baker City
very sick with heart disease. Sad now s
School will commence on tho 15th
inst, with George Koffman as teacher.
George is said to be an excolleut in
structor. Several of the Park folks attended
the Thanksgiving ball at Medical
Spring-. All report having a good
time- except A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Ualler. of Telocasot
were visiting in the Park recently
Ike always has a line broguo on hi
face and a smilo on his tongue.
Mrs. 11. M. South has discharged
her patient and pronounces his eyes
sound and well. She is now ready for
somo one else who is bothered with
I would like to rido tho bruto that
took tho bridle ofi' niv horse at the
dance D. F. I should have bent a
club over his head for hitting mo with
a spur D. I yo down to church on
Big creek to see tho girls and to let
them look at me Hunoy Boy.
Sam'l Vanorder, has gone to Baker
City with a load of butter that ought
to have gone to Union. Tho prices
are better over there. Union loses
many a pound of butter and eggs from
here. Who is to blame. W. T. Mar
tin is hauling oato to Union. Baker
doesn't gut those, any way.
Some of tho Christian denomina
Hons assert that they are able to build
four churches a day. Now, my Christ
ian friends, don't fret because the sol
dier is getting a pension, but rather re
joice to think that if the soldier gets a
whole lot of money, you will get soino
of it to build your churches. Four
churches a day that cost as least $10,000
apiece, What would tho cost be to
the actual members of tho churches
in ono year? Think of it pleat e.
Jobi'.I'II. Wallowa County, Dec. 2, 1S00,
Jofi" Ellis started this morning for
La Grando for a load of freight.
Bill Wright has arr.vcd hero from
Elgin where ho has been spending tho
Tho danco at Joseph on Thanks
giving was well attended and all seemed
to onjoy thomsolvos.
Evorybody seom to bo hauling wood.
Probably whon tho snow docs como
it wilball como at once.
Prof. Dunnigan has commenced an
othor term of singing school at Alder.
School meets every Wodnosday even
ing. J). N. NiuhoUon's team ran away
lust Sundny morning, with tho buggy,
out no onu was hurt. Tho buggy was
somewhat badly damaged. It is at
tho hup uow for rppaira,
BueJilon'a Arnica Salve,
Tint Hkt B.w.vk in the world for Cuts,
l!ruu .-ores, Ulcers, Halt Itliemn, Fever
g0rc. lttr. Chnppud Hands, Chilblains,
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Changes and Improvements Re
cently Made There.
The Public School--An Extremely Dry
Spell Homo's Views on the
Dee. S. IS0O.
High valley is awake and improving.
Peter Goyette and Warden 1 lathi way
have each built new and commodious
dwelling houses. A new school houso
20 by 30 feet has bcon completed by
Thomas Anderson, architect. The
district pays for tho house by sub
scription. Taxation is not appreciated
here by any means. John Minnick
is building a feed barn 2S by 100 feet.
Mr. Robert Lloyd of Union is the
builder and painter.
At present writing tho drouth re
mains unbroken and things are bo
ginning to look quito billious. Tho
streams arc drying up. A few wells are
being dug by parties who havo hereto
fore never known what it was to bo
short of water. In fact wo need a big
rain badly and since tho good book
says that tho prayers of tho righteous
availeth much, let all tho righteous
pray for it. Those who don't know
how to pray will find this a good time
to learn and tho sooner you learn to
pray tho better.
Our little enterprising school ma'am,
Miss Nellie Welch, closed her school
here on tho 5th by giving a grand ex
hibition at night in the new school
house. Tho merits and demerits of all
the recitations and dialogues wo will
not attempt to criticise in-as-much as
every ono appeared to fully appreciate
the entertainment, and tho danco
which lasted till 3 o'clock in tho morn
ing. The school has truly proved a
success in overy way and henceforth
wo can accommodate a teacher with
better facilities and tho wages of tho
futuro applicant ought to be corres
After a protracted threshing spree
and wood sawing exercise wo have
returned home to try to form tho ac
quaintance of our family. How pleas
ant the thought of being actually at
home. Wo think, as others do, that
there is no place like homo. Since
our last letter to Thk Scout there has
been many changes, both real and
imaginary, sweet and sour, sad and
mournful, with tho good and bad
1 nonds and relatives havo como and
gone; tho sad death of tho young wife
of Edward Gagnon a brief term of
wedded life, then sickness and tho
clidl composure of death.
Numerous times havo wo been asked
what upset congress and thereby
spilled out all of tho republican mem
bers, s'avo your Bced and a few other
republicans germs, but it will never do
to shear democracy of any part of tho
glory. That must como to them for
the pleasant duty of pitching Tom
Reed out of tho speakers chair. Tho
grand old party of lofty patriotism and
high moral ideas tho gang and the
so called gang smashers this God
and morality party, universally stand
oeioro tno people convicted. Tho war
is among tho leaders of tho party who
havo written many a platform abound
ing in sentiments of lofty and glowing
patriotism and glittering qualities that
sound so well and mean so little. Wo
aro reminded of tho old adago "Big
fleas havo littlo ones to bito 'em, and
littlo ones havo lesser still and so ad
infinitium." Tho great reform party
is conceived and will bo born at full
term when tho great body of farmers,
laborers and mechanics, tho makers
and conservators of civilization shall
6tudy and know more about political
economy than thoy do of scientific
politics. As I look out upon tho busy
agonizing world, I havo to bo a wor
shiper of labor; yes, real, dirty, sweaty
labor; for without it all leisure, cultuie,
wealth, every amenity and every aspira
tion would soon abandon its erect po
sition and bo going on its hands and
knees. Tho taritT is not a tax, by no
means, but the peoplo say it is, and
don't you forget it.
Roaldenco of Daniel Tarter Burned Tno
Public Schools Personal Notes,
Fred Givcns and Charloy Wise aro
on tho sick list.
Deputy Sheriff W. R. Ushor was in
tho valloy a few days ago.
Mr. It. U. Gibson, who visited Pnca-
tcllo, recently, has returned.
Mrs. W. R. Wiso left for California,
Deo. 1st., to visit her mother. Sho
will bo gono about six weeks.
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If you want to sco a r.ico horse, call
on Doc Russell. "Grey Eagle" can
get there and don't you forget it.
Tho schools of this valley aro pro
gressing nicely under tho manage
ment of Mr. Oscar Kendall, in tho
Center distiict, and Miss Cora Coinp
ton, lately of Michigan, in tho Lower
Last Saturday fire was discovered
near tho stovepipe in tho house of
Daniel Tarter. Vigorous cfibrts were
made to check the llames, but were of
no avail. Tho flames lept in tho air
and soon tho entiro building was
ablaze. A largo portion of tho house
hold furniture and goods were re
moved, but $500 in bills was burned
and sfliOO in gold was melted and stuck
together. This was recovered after
the fire. The l.ouso was insured for
if 100 which will help tho old peoplo
out a little. The iiro caught from tho
stovepipe. It is to bo hoped that it
will bo a long timo before another oc
currence of this kind. Peoplo cannot
take too much pains with their stove
pipes. Nkwto.v BnAin-oiM).
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Tlie City of Union as Soon by a Visiting
Mr. Anthony Noltner, editor of tho
Portland World, visited Union recent
ly, and this is what ho has to say
about us :
"Union is tho county seat of Union
county. It is situated about two miles
oil' the main lino of the U. P. railroad,
and this fact has in a great measure
retarded tho prosperity of tho town.
Unfortunately for Union, tho peoplo
havo waited and prayed too loug for
tho railrood companies to come to their
assistance, and in a measure neglected
their own opportunities to advar.co tho
interests of their town. Thcro is am
ple wealth and enterprise in tho placo
to have long since built a branch road
from tho town to the depot, and thus
made tho connection complete and
not in anywiso bo left at tho mercy of
the railroad management. In order
to securo tho Hunt S3-stoni, the peoplo
agreed to give a substantial bonus.
This saino subsidy, if applied to a
branch to the depot and then another
into tho rich timber lauds within a
distance of ten or twelve miles from
tho placo would be far moro beneficial.
Union has all tho advantages of othor
towns, to become a prosperous placo,
and tho people should not fail to tako
advantage of their opportunities. It is
a most handsomely located town, and
surrounded by an extensive and pro
ductive farming section. Several new
buildings havo bcon erected, and at
present two now bricks aro in tho
course of construction, ono bolonging
to our democratic friend Mr. Win.
Wilson, who has always been tho linn
and substantial friend of tho place.
Benevolent societies havo all prosper
ous lodges and tho society of the place
will compare favorably with any town
on tho coast. The Scout is tho only
paper now published in tho town, and
is a prosperous and well edited local
fit will bo observed that The Scout is
credited with beiiifr tho only paper pub
lished in thu town. This in correct, in ono
sense, but we have another alleged paper
here known as tho Republican, and it there
is any credit in having such a thins:, 'Tony
should not overlook it. It in quito proba
ble that ho, like almost everybody else,
never saw or heard of that delectable
sheet. Emtok Scout.
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