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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 18, 1890)
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An Interesting Letter From This
'Good Weather for Assessment Work An
Immensely Rich Strike A new
Weather fine and times lively.
Tho Oro Doll mine is showing large
quantities of high grado ore.
Bill Arblc'ri Golden Gate and Golden
Rule, aro developing into regular gold
Tho fine weather has enabled mine
owners to do their annual assessment
and many promising mines have been
Al. Waldron. the contractor, exhi
bited immensely rich free gold speci
mens yesterday from the bottom of
'Winze No. .), now 51 feet deep.
Clough and Eced are cutting around
largo quantities of high grado ore in
their Gray Eagle and Union mires,
and will build a -10 ton plant in tho
nirco oi tne uest mines in camp
owned by Jay Guy Lewis, the Silver
Queen, Tom Paine and Frco Thinker
will furbish ore enough for a ten stamp
mill next summer.
IThe Ollio Woodman mine owned by
Cook and l ounger, at (io feet on the
ledge, shows a vein of .$1G.S0 free mill
ing oro and tne sulpiiurets yield over
$20 in gold to the ton.
Tho Gold Ridge, owned by Henderson
and Rapelje of the Del Monte, still
leads as the banner gold property, and
at the 20Q foot incline level four feet
of $80 free gold oro and a high grade
sulphurct is found.
Work on tne uoliy varuen mine
continues night and day, and we learn
from Siu-erintendent Hoffman that
fifteen feet more tunnel work will take
them to, rich and extensive oro bodies
prospected by shaft yearsigo.
Tho shrill sound of the wlnsllc on
the Del Monte Hoisting Works rover-
berates o'er hill and vale, and the camp
seems to Jiavo taken on now life
Everything is working s(mooth in and
around tho mine, and high .grado oro
in ouantiiv is beinc hoisted ,from the
150 foot level.
Clough and Reed are cutting around
largo blocks of high guide free milling
ore in their 900 foot tunnel on the
...u iiuLiu bitinu qi mo season is
on tho Indino Winze beinc sunk on
the ledge from the lower tunnel works
of the Ora Dell mine at a depth of
On tnt fiM ;. rw
juurc is v inciics ot ore
averaging !20 in fine gold togothcr
with broinido and native silver assay
ing over $200 in silver to tho ton.
This is the only promising silver mine
in camp and is owned by Tom A.
Hetheriiigton of St. Joseph,' Mo., and
John ltapelje, of N. Y.
An enterprise, known as the Con
solidated Eagle creek mining company
is attracting more attention abroad,
than any mining venture now on the
uoards. Jay Guy Lewis and W. P.
Arblo of Sparta and Judgo A. E. Par
Kinson and Dr. W. II. Kimberlin cf
Kansas City, Mo. are the incorporates.
Tho company own two miles of the
richest placer mines on the creek and
by turning tho water throuuh a tun
nel to be driven across horse shoe bend
(near the upper end of their diggings)
a distance of 450 feet, bed rock is
reached at upper end of tunnel and
at lower end of tunnel above high water
mark. The water is received into a
flume thus making these valuable dig
gings available and the water conveyed
ten miles down Eagle creek, croesed
to tho Powder river slope through a
GJ foot tunnel, reclaims 35,000 acres
of the richest sage brush lauds inEait
ern Oregon. The success of this en
tjipriso is now assured. O. S. B.
Items of Interest From Our Regular Cor
Gray Eagle and Union mines, and it is
the intention of these gentlemen to
have oxnosed bv earlv snriui' several
thousand tons of ore, when a 40 ton
plant will be built to successfully treat
Development work on the Gold Hill
mine owned bv Ranelie it Lewis, has
opened up ono of the most promising
ffrce gold properties in Eastern Oregon.
At three diilureut opening wnero tic
ledge has been cut, 14 inches of high
grade oro has been found, with a steady
increase in quality'and quantity. One
year ago this mine sold for ton dollar.?.
The "Wild Irishman," in Paddy's
raradit-e, owned by C. D. Reed, is be
ine developed bv several hundred feet
5 of tunm-ls and largo bodies of high
1 ......... ...1 ll'l.n
1UIUU LMV IUU jIUPUU. O-ilU ? twill
IWalla Mining Company on Paddy's
creek arc taking out high grade oro,
lEomc of the neliest wortn ono cionar a
pound is being sacked. This mine has
mot only paid development work, but
finonthlv dividends to its owners.
On Eutt Eagle atFortMcG.ee, many
pood mines havo been found, and
frank MeGcc has already developed
, group of mines that in the near lu-
lur j w 11 cause a ripplo of surpriso iu
f 1 it n il
puning circles, .lonn cuiuvan, uio
'Sylvan" miner has done much good
rork oa his valuable properties and
ho Mint mino own.d by Cook and
roungi r shows a ti tie fissure vein three
ee, deep carrying 85.00 in frco gold.
The Del Monto hooting machinery,
rorks lko a charm and sinking on
lie 1 d' at the rate of five feet a day
iiitaiuous and larjc quantities of
o lou loot iove.1. i lie uoiu uiu fit',
nut ly llindortoii and Itapoljo of
to D 1 M.mto shown Uio larsofct and
Mr. Guy Bridges has gone on a bus
iness tour to Walla Walla, Pendleton
and other points.
The question in Cove now is: "Will
Marion Carroll's son bo a democrat er
a member of tho farmer's alliance.
lion. Mel B, Campbell returned from
Sehome Monday. He thinks that
country has a great country before it.
Mrs. George Stewart started for Ohio
Monday. She will join her husband
iu that state and their stay may be of
Mrs. II. L. Dougherty started fo
California last Sunday on s. visit
relatives and friends. Sho expects
be absent several weeks.
Cove has been thoroughly swept by
the winds tho last few days. Less zep
l i .
nyrsanu more moisture would 6eem
advantageous ta short sighted mortals
mo socia nianuiacturing company
expects to erect a suitable building for
their businesj at once. It will Uo
1 1 1 .1 (Ml t
uouuieu anu nneu concern so as to .se
cure an even temperature in winter
Mr. Samuel Bloom risked Indian
valley this week. He saye a new town
is about to bo started at the Morelock
bridge, which may rival Elgin before
many months. Ono of its feeders will
be the Cricket flat country.
Several of the local hunters have
inquest of elk and other large game,
The chances of their bringing in some
meat are good as a herd of elk Iibb
been seen in that locality lately.
It 13 reported hero today that the
branch road from tho depot tc Union
is an assured fact, work on the lino
laving commenced in earnest. This
is a very pleasant as well as an uncx
pected surprise to people down thiB
A Christmas tree for the Sunday
school scholars and other good chil
dtcn is being arranged lor Christmas
eve. A paper was circulated and re
ceived liberal subscriptions for defray
mg expenses and decorating tho tree.
Iho committee should seo to it that
the tree and exercises are held in the
hall as that is tho only placo largo
enough to hold the crowd that is sure
to bo prccnt.
Listening to the Sermons
Talmage and Savage.
A Visit to Th-mouth Hock,
and 'Other Historical
The Columbia Cycle Calendar.
" o desire to return thanks to the Pone
Manufacturing Co., of ISostoo, Mass., for
one of their unique and handy calendars
uriwi, i no calendar is in mo iorra oi a
pad containing 3U'J leaves, each CJx2
Inches ; one for each day of the year, to be
torn oil' dnily, and one for the entire year
Kr-ttle oro is being hoisted from All"e w.or 0,m .0l eac" ,e" 13 a nicior
Miuui'jMtiiuu. iwiu ua uiu jcuven uru omy
fan eni'd at the upper end, any leaf can be
exjioicd. No stub is left when the leatea
arc torn oil'. The pad rest upon a stand.
hett !) lv of frou cold ore below the j oontaiuinj; pen rack- and pencil holder, and
0 f.t 1-vel in oamp. Tho nbovo r' 7 ' ur-
.... . face of die uuto leaf Is brought directlr and
open- , will he iv.ui;. lor a iuj ion kei.fouiiMamly before the eye. uiaklnK it
lit ihv) bpriiiji. i impoMii-lo to overlook date or uiemorauda.
Th. tt,cxpeeUdi-.,U snap early in ino . . 01 8,a",eu woou' raou""
lag mi o -iiainental paper weight.
JVt 1 ' .
i. . cuit 't C'.j.t. plough, owur
4 .it.i en. !, t "liut down wa
; ! i c i.i i i .. owners of tin?
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vv vt. Iu 1 M of fold fruin
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i fti id 'MMiituiii olitaiiuiit,
,., ! A" lb ' I.irual proihi' -h
BueUlea'B Arnica Salve.
T.ik 'ur Ualxi: in tlioVorld for Cuts,
llrju. u t, Ulcer, bait Ithcuui, Fever
. it'r,CliHipi'd Hands, Chilblains,
r..-, Hi all bKill Eruption, mid pokl
-j. 111, or rai pay n.pilred, It
i. mi irui ui-l to five perfect tutittfactlou,
r . ! riMiude'l. Price 'A cent per
Uix iu. m'.vui Jlrowir drui tore,
Hoktos. Mass., Dec S, 1SX).
Editor Ohkuon Scout :
I must go back to Brooklyn and
New York to commenco my story.
On Sunday, tho 23d, I went to Ply
mouth church and heard ono of the
best Ecrraons I ever heard fall from
tho lips of man. It was a gospel of
life and hope for all tho world. That
evening I went to New York and heard
Dr. Talmage. I heard a gospel of ter
ror and despair. He preached at tho
Academy of music. I was told the
building would not hold the crowd, so
I went at an early hour about (5
o'clock. When I got there I found
a crowd at the doors. I took n posi
tion as near as I could get and stood
till 7 'clock. By that time there
must have been between four and five
thousand peqplc gathered in front of
tho building. When the doors were
opened I never saw such a rush in my
life. They ran over each other liko a
band of sheep. Just hb I got insido
the door I saw a lady prostrate on the
door and tho crowd running over her.
I saw a policeman trying to assist her
but I was borne on by the press nod
do not know how she fared. When I
got a seat I looked back at the doors
six of them and the crowd was
rushing through them liko they were
shot out of a cannon. In fifteen or
twenty minutes tho house was full and
the doors were closed. Mr. Talmage
stepped forward on the platform and
lined a hymn. After tho singing he
commenced talking about Jesus and
Palestine, making postures liko a clown.
He described Jesius as tho mighty God
who camo to earth as a carpenter's
son, with saw and Jiammer and cal
loused hands. He said Jesus made
Palestine with one Uiand and wrote
thethiblo with tho other. Ho made
more fun than anything else and had
his audionco laughing about half the
time. Ho said tho dirtiest placo ho
saw in Palestine was a. soap factory.
He said the skeptic would not believe
because lie wanted evidence and be
cause ho could not see. He remarked
that some cattle had boras and some
had none and wanted to know if any
one could Xell tho reason wliy. "Ilav
you a backbone?" he exclaimed "How
do you know? Havo you over teen
it?" This it about tho substance o
his sermon. Tho ono in Plymouth
church was the wheat; this ono was
I pay but little Attention any more
to cities and eight-Heeing. I am iu
search of food for tho intellect and the
heart. On the 24th I took tho train
for Boston. That was tho most inter
csting day's travel sinco I left home
I could not help constantly exclaim
ing "Oh ! what beautiful scenery" yet
I could not see how tho peoplo made
their living. But little farm land was
visible. It was almost a city from New
York to Boston. On tho 25th I mado
a visit to the Christian Register, and
gave them tho names of a number of
frivnds in Oregon to send sample copies
to. I mado a trip north, beyond the
Bunker Hill monument and back to
South Boston on thn sea shore. I, al
so went to Boston Common to seo the
famous "frog pond," tho State house,
Uie new soldier's homo and Bailor's
monument. On tho 27th I went out
in search of a church to hear tho
xnamcsgiving service out tound none
and as it was cold and cloudy and try
ing to snow I went back to tho hotel.
Next morning I look the 8 o'clock
train for Plymouth Rock, 40 miles
from Boston. As soon as I reached
there I went down on the shore to seo
the old rock. There at my feet it lay
with tho simplo inscription "1620."
Standing there, looking out over Ply
mouth bay, I felt liko exclaiming "Oh,
poor and heroic pilgrims, landing on
tho poorest part of our continent, how
did yon maaag to livo?" I always
thought that Oregon had too many
rocks and waste land to bo a very rich
State, but I give it up, wo have our
rocks piled up in Oregon, but here
they are all over the face of tho earth.
They havo been trying to pile thorn up
here, and have got tho whole country
enced with rock, yet from New York
to Plymputh is tho most interesting
country I have ever travoled through.
There is wealth hero but I don't know
low they net it. From Plymouth
lock I wont to Burial Hill, tho city of
the heroic dead, Then I pawed over
the hill to the National Pilgrim' moiiu.
mont, and bowed in revorenco to our
Returning to the hotel for dinner,
I registered my name and tho land
lord scoing I was from Oregon, went
after mo for a chat. Everybody out
here are going to Oregon when they
get ready. I gave him ono of my
pamphlets which interested him very
much. I think I hit tho nail on the
head in that pamphlet and all I have
to do is to drive it in deeper. After
dinner I went to Pilgrim hall, and
viewed its interesting collection of
relics of tho forefathers, many of thorn
brought over in tho Mayllower. Lato
in tho evening I took tho train back to
On the 29th I visited the navy yard
4tud saw cannons and cannon balls
enough to last for the next thousand
years. At least they would last mo
that long. From there I went to the
Bunker Hill monument and atcended
to tho top of it. It is not so high as
tho Washington monument but nioro
dillicult and dangerous to ascend.
Tho stair winds continually and is
very steep so if you wero to fall you
would not stop until you got to the
bottom. Tho Washington lnonumen
is diilercnt. You go up a flight
stairs and then have a level lloor
25 or SO feet to walk nnd then another
High t of stairs and there is no more
danger than going up stair i in a house
Today, tho "frog pond" on Boston
Common is frozen over and tho boys
aro having a good timo skating.
On tho .'10th I went to Unity church
to hear M. J. Savage, the groat liberal
preacher of Boston. It was another
sermon of hfo and hope for all tho
Ou tho 3rd of December, tho confer-
of tho Unitarian churches commences
After I attend that I. .will go on m
way rejoicing. 1 think I will go to
Portland, Maine, by water, on the At
lantic ocean. Prom 4hero througl
Canada to Niagara Falls, thenco back
to Chicago on my way to Oregon.
don't .know how long I uiav be on tho
j lnicuucu io icavo Jioston two or
three days ago, but I got acquainted
with an old Unitarian who has resided
in JJoston for fifty years and ho has
been showing mo around tho city
it :.i .
ixu Bum io jiio -you must stay over
Sunday and .go with mo to hear M. J.
Savage, in the evening." I did so and
1 .. ..1 r .
iiuu u jjicusiiuj. nine, j nave jnot so
many people on this trip that I feel
as tliougli 1 am hardly a drop in tho
great ocean of human life.
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Everything in the Millinery Lino Constantly on Hand. Also a Choice Assortment of
' Pfliccoe' o m ri l.nhiMMnHof I-. n
a peculiar Affliction Tho Sanger Mines
Some Recent Sales.
Undo David Coblo is building a new
George Dillon is rusticating at tho
Undo Billy Wilson is visiting at tho
C. J. Wilson is on the sick list but is
Samuel Rutlege, of tho Park, has
moved to Grando Rondo valley for tho
Dunham Wright is hauling ico pie
paratory to erecting an ico house, but
thero is no signs of ico yet.
II. A. Myers has finished his con
tract of excavating at the springs for a
hot houso, after a threo weok's siege.
.Tho Roy mill is running at full blast
and wo soon expect to hear of a splon
did cleanup as tho mill is running on
very rich ore.
White, of tho W. W. camp on Paddy
creek, has sold his interest in their rich
mine at that placo, tho Mix Brothers,
of Cornucopia, being tho lucky purchasers.
Mr. Kennedy, of Baker City, is at
tho springs doctoring for a rare and
strango affliction of tho throat, tho or
gans of tho same being apparatly paralyzed.
Z. T. Bowman, engineer of tho mill
at Sanger, is visiting frionds and rela
tives on Big creek and Lower Powder.
He has only lost elovon days in thirty-
Crooks Barnes is suffering from a
Bevcro wound on the hand. While ho
was saddling a half wild broncho ho
got his index finger entangled in tho
rigging and is now minus a portion of
his (licit. I
. - - - n - -.
L. A. Ravage, of Cornucopia, who
camo to the springs two weeks aga, af
flicted with rhoumatism, is improving
rapidly and in a few days will be aUlo
to return homo, as ho says, "to saw his
John Orimmin and Burt Nunn, ot
Sanger, wero on tho creek a fow duys
ago buying fresh pork, lar'l and other
Bupplies, Mr, Ntmn In running tho
boarding homwat tho Roy mill, The
mtago driver dino with then),
Prices Cheaper thnn any other houso in tho county. Call and bo Convinced.
Mrs. L. B. Rinehart
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of n fine assortment of
material, is now bettor
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