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THUKSDAY,; OCT. 15, 1891.
VNION PACIFIC TIME TABLE.
No. 1 Fast Mall. West 7:05 p. in.
No. 7, 1'ai'ific Kxpro..i. West 7:W. im.
No. 2 Fnt Mail, K ist . ..ll:Sfta. hi.
.. S Pacific Kjrpres. East. 11:00 p. iu.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
A Paragraphic Rcord ot K scant 5xppn
lngs in and Artrand the City.
Union is steadily pushing ahead.
School book at the drug otore. ilm
The chool bonne i.s about completed.
ieo. Baird nntl family have returned
The Portland Industrial Exposition
nie propecis ior a woolen null aru
azain brightening up.
Remember the concert tomorrow
nit-lit at Wright'.- hall.
Read the advertisement of "Notice to
Contractors" in this issue.
A large invoice of new stationary just
received at Tun Feorr job oflice.
T. R. Irwin, of Pine valley, was in
the city the fore part of the week.
It will pay you to call on Hrown for
anything in the school Iwok lino, ihn
Win. Neill, of Sanger, called on us
thif week and subscribed forTin: Pcorr.
See the line display of school books
and supplier in Hall I5ros.' windows.
I. Vandovanter, of the Park, made
our oflice a pleasant call last Saturday.
Considerable local matter crowded
out. this week on account of correspond
ence. Shelton fe Carroll have built a sub
stantial wood shed at the rear of their
Every family ia iu need of a good cook
lxjnk. You can get it free of charge at
II. D. Drake haH moved into his resi
dent' recently purchased from H. C.
The work of excavating for the new
city hall was commenced Tuesday
School books, slates, tablets, pencils,
penholders, copy books, etc., at the drug j
More 9-2-l-2m I
line Weu.ster's dictionaries given
away at Lew's .store. Call and see how
it is done.
John Havnes has moved his familv
into the house recently vaunted by If
E. S. MeComa.s and wife, and W. II
MeComus, were over from La Grande
James Hutchinson and wife left for
Portland Monday evening to attend the
Chas. M. Whitehead, of East Port
land, sent in this week and subscribed
for Tun Scout
K. 11. Brown, the druggist, has just
received a large stock of school supplies
for the fall trade. 9-2-l-Lin
Remember that Hall Bros., as usual,
have a full and complete stock of school
supplies for sale.
A. J. lioodbrod received first premium
on cabbage and iotntoes at the Portland
Jo. Squires, formerly of this city, but
now of Portland, was on a visit to rela
tives in Union this week.
Services will lie held at the High val
ley seheul house next Sabbath at 8 p. m.
All are invited to attend.
Mis ll.-nrv Coffuuui and Mrs,- Clara
Brown, oi Iji Grande, visited Mrs. Arch
Johnson, of thitt city, Tuesday.
o. F. Bell, deputy county recorder,
h.i" I teen quite sick for several days past,
t'u if again able to be at his poet of
Our friends are invited to call and see
the finest printing press in this upper
country in operation on Wednesday
W. D. Keidleman, the harness dealer,
requests us to announce that all parties
indebted to him must call and settle at
Mrs-. Vina' McMuhon, of tho Cove,
st-nt iu this week and subioribod for
The Scoi t, to lie sent to Ray Duncan,
JVf Moines, Iowa.
A. J. Vincent camo up from Portland
Tuesday on a visit to hfls brother, who is
..ut from the east on a visit to Mrs. Ilon
dershott, of the Covo.
Some tramps entered tho woodshod
and cellar of Mrs. Davo Hanson one
dight last week and carried off" a lot of
anned fruit and some clothing.
Do you want to secure a life size ior
traitoi yourself or any of your family?
it hi it will pay you to call at Levy's
-tore Vherv 3-011 can get thetu free of
!.i';tiid will be um1 next Sabbath at
' I .1. in. at the Presbyterian church to
lustrate salvation. No servieeo except
.'ic Christian Endeavor Society will be
H'l'f- the evening. A cordial welcome
- u nded to all.
. M. Phy. D. A. McAllister, J. J.
Turner and W. H. HulIYnun havo filed
articles with the tucrutary of state in-
rjHjrating the Union County Alliance
flouring Mill Co., and will do a general
milling and moreliuudihiug business at
ovc, Union conntv. Capital ttock
T. H. CrRwford' ami wife, X. Schoon
over ami wife and Miss Mollta Shaw
left for Portland Monday evening to
attend the Exposition.
T. O. Marks, of Imnaha, Wallowa
county, was in the city the fore part of
the week. While hero he called and
subscribed for Thr Fcovt.
Be sure and call at Dr. North's dental
parlor, Union, Oregon, where you can
get a full set of teeth for six dollars.
Call and see for yourself. 10-1-tf
Charles Stewart rumen, the great
Irish patriot, died at his home at Wal
aingham Terrace, Brighton, on the 7th
Inst., at the age of 46 years.
Harry II. DieU, Jr., of the 0. G. M.
Co., was down from Cornucopio last
Friday. He informs us their chlorina-
tor is running steadily now.
It is again, rumored that work will
soon be commenced on the branch rail
road from here to the depot. AVo are in
hopes it will not lo all rumor this time.
S. M. Gilmore, of Cornucopia, was iu
the city several days last week, having
been detained on account of sickness.
lie took his departure for home Sunday.
We are indebted to A. X. Gardner for
valuable services rendered in setting up
our new pres. Al. is a first-class me-
chanie and can build anything; from a
R. II. I5rown is selling school books at
Portland prices and is giving away a sot
of handsome picture cards witli each
Iook sold. Call early and get choicest
O. P. Goodall was in the city yester
day. He called and auljscibed for a copy
of The Scorr to be sent to his son,
Scott, who ia attending the State Agri
The tax sales will terminate on Satur
day Oct. 18th, and all taxes not sold will
be returned as delinquent and hereafter
will Ixj hold by the county a a lieu on
Mrs. R. Hakin, accompanied by her
two children, took her departure Tues
day evening to attend the Portland In
dustrial Exposition. Mr. Eakin will
join them in a few davs.
Parties from a distance hi need of
school Kupplic) of any kind will do well
to send their orders to R. H. Brown, the
Iruggist, Union, Oregon, where they
will be filed and shipped at once. 2m
Jack Oliver t'x; his departure for
Portland Tuesday evening to attend the
Exposition. It is likely he will visit San
Francisco before returning, to consult
with physicians in regard to straighten
ing his leg. We are in holies he will be
able to obtain relief.
Messrs. Palmer & Weller, of La
Grande, shipped thirteen ear loads of
beef cattle to the American Dressed
Beef Co. for the Portland market last
week. The cattle were bought in the
vicinity of Raker City and Burnt river,
and were shipped from Huntington and
Baker. The price paid was from $20 to
$150 per head.
Messrs. John Frasser and Benj. Inig
ley, two of Eagle Valley's most prosper
ous farmers, are viewing the sights in
tho Queen City. The gentlemen state
that the past season has been a most
prosperous one for tho "Garden of
Eden," and that the crops just harvest
ed are tho largest ever garnered in that
Duke Woods and wife and Mrs. Haley
returned from Ixokout mountain Fri
day. They met with quite an accident
Mhilo returning home. While ascend
ing a hill the back seat of the hack
occupied by Mrs. Woods and Mrs.
Kaley, tipped back, throwing them to
the ground. Mrs. Woods was quite
badly hurt in the back and Mrs. Haley
received some alight injuries about
Mr. Goodbrod, of the Centennial ho
tel, desires us to announce to the public
that he has changed his mind in regard
to reducing the price of board as stated
in Ins announcement last week. We
are pleased to say the house will be kept
up to the usual standard and that all
patrons will be served alike. The Cen
tennial hotel is a credit to our town and
will always remain so, under the pres
ent manugomuut at least. Tho houso is
deserving of the public patronage.
Our New Press.
AVo huvo boon kopt pretty busy this
woek in setting up and adjusting the
largo Pottor press recently purchased
from Murder, Luso & Co., of Chicago,
through M. D. Abbott of Baker Citv,
but in a short time will have things in
good shape. In a short time wu will
havo iowor attached, with which to run
Delegates to the Union county alli
ance will take uouoe that a secretary
will be elected at the next regular meet
ing, to be held at Cove on Wadneadav
October 21, 1891, to fill the unexpired
term of W. A. Cates, resigned.
C. D. IIukkjiak,
ON TO PORTLAND!
And the North Pactflc Industrial Ex
Tot!iod(lrinK to vltlt tlio t.xoltloii the
I'ulou 1'Mfltlo will tell tlckttu ut Oue mid One
I'Htli fare forjhu Ituuml Trip, oil JloaiU), Wwl
newUy aU'l Friday of inch utxk U-twtx-u K
UmU-r 16th mid October 17th, 1W1
In the matter of Mary lidd, a pauper:
application for inrreaw of allowance dis
missed. In the matter of Cove road J. L. Cav
ities, J. R. Kellogg and M. A. Harrison
appointed viewers and J. 1.. Cnrtia ir
veyor, to meet October 23,
In the matter of road petitioned for by
Chas. Bechtel etal; it appearing that
appraisers have not yet reported, and
Mr. Bechtel having said that viewers
had not received anointment, it was
ordered that the same parties 1 ap
pointed again, to meet at the beginning 1
of road Saturday, October 21, ISfll.
In the matter of change in county
road petitioned for by Jes?e linbler in
his own right ; argued ami dismissed.
in the matter of road petitioned for
by L. S. Kelsay et al ; appraisers rejKirt
AVulk damaged to the amount of $207..M);
rejKirt adopted and clerk ordered to
draw warrant on treasurer to cover the
amount; road ordered opened.
In the matter of road petitioned for by
John W. Cowan; continued for term.
In the matter of logging road peti
tioned for by Grande Ronde Lunilior
Co. ; report of viewers came on for con
sideration, and only two of them having
signed, on motion of Finn the matter
was laid over till next day in order to
get the the third viewer to sign; mo
tion to discontinue for want of jurisdic
tion overruled; continued and set for
hearing Wednesday, October 14, 1S!H.
In the matter of road petitioned for by
J. H. Slater et al; J. L. Caviness claim
ing damages, L. R. Holmes, M. B. Kees
and II. L. Daugherty were appointed
appraisers, to meet at Iai Grande Sat
urday, October 17. ISM.
In the matter of road petitioned for by
C. A. Thorpe et al: viewers failed to
ineet; John Graham, Jr., J. II. Morton
and John W. White appointed viewers
and J. L. Curtis surveyor, to meet at
the residence of G. Mullinberg October
In the matter of road petitioned for
by R. I). Rurkmau in his own right;
argued and dismissed.
In the matter of road petitioned for
by M. B. Rees et al ; motion to dismiss
overruled ; John M. Phy, H. L. Daugh
erty and John Murphy appointed vlew
ors and J. L. Curtis' purveyor, to meet
at Cove October 22, 18!M.
In the matter of road petitioned for by
T. T. Glenn in his own right; Chas.
Holgarth, Terry Tuttle and S. L. Brooks
appointed viewers and J. L. Curtis sur
veyor, to meet at Summerrille Monday,
October 10, 1801.
In the matter of widow Bledsoe, a
pauper; it appearing tlint allowance
has been discontinued and that she is in
great need, it was ordered that the al
lowance be renewed and continued at
10 per week from last issuance.
In the matter of removal of prisoners
to Baker county; it appearing to the
court that it is manifestly in the fur
therance of justice that Andy Johnson,
now confined in the county jail of Un
ion county on 11 charge of murder,
should be kept separate from his former
associates and tho witnesses in said case,
and that' the same cannot be done in
Union county under present jail facili
ties, it is therefore ordered that J. T.
Holies, slierifl", is hereby permitted to
remove the prisoner to the Rakor county
In the mutter of duplicating n lost
warrant on road fund ; it appearing that
a certain county warrant issued on the
road fund in favor of 15. J. Parker on
May 1, 1891, No. 618 Cluss "C," for $100
apportionment for district Jso. 3, was
cashed bv the Island City National
Bank on May Itt, 1891, and forwarded
on that day to tho First National Hank
of Union, was lost in the moila during
transit and was never received by said
First National Bank of Union and ha
not yet been presented to the treasurer
for payment, and the First National
Bank of Island City having tiled a suffi
cient undertaking to indemniy the
county against any loss, it was ordered
that a duplicate warrant for the amount
be issued and sent to the i'lrst National
Hank of Island City.
The county court purchased three
wheel scrapers from Angus Shaw for use
on tho roads; price, $100 for tho lot.
Chas. E, Smith appointod to a schol
arship in the State Agricultural college.
Sliorill' made return of delinquent
school tax for district No. 81.
Sheriff made a return of delinquent
tax list of 1880 and previous years.
LOSS BY FIRE,
"Bunk" House at J. Q. Shirley's
Ranch Buraea Tuesday.
On Tuesday aljout noon a small house
adjoining Mr. Shirley's residence on his
furm alwut four miles below town was
destroyed by fire, together with a lot cf
clothing and other valuables belonging
to work hand. It appears that Win.
Simms was engaged iu cooking some
grease on a stove in the building, when
it boiled over and ignited, setting the
room on Are. There were about forty
,uIen 'Wig at a thresher near by and
when the alarm was given they iminedi
ately came in, bringing oue or two largo
water wagons used in hauling water to
tho tliroshsr, and bogau work. It was
iinjKMblblo to save the building, hut
with tho aid of wet blankets and a
bucket brigade thoy kept tho residence
from lwing destroyed. Tho loss will
roach 800 or t000. This is the second
occurrence of this kind, a similar
building huviug len destroyed ut tho
samu place last year.
News Notos From the Cele
brated Ucaith ttesort.
Fall plowing in progress.
ttlpMtl of Hart--How Quarts ittaoav
try-A fctar in Camp -a Uvtiv
MKMCAtPPaiifw, October Is, MM.
II. W. Ue lost a valuable mare with
Pete Murray, of Hue valley, is doctor
ing at the springs.
Col. Gihuotv and Harry DleU, of
Cornucopia, paid the springs a visit this
The potato harreat is almost over,
with mi abundant yiekl of two to four
School commenced on the oth with a
good attendance. Jliss Cora Kennedy
is the teacher.
Mrs. John Green, formerly of Union,
is at thehomeof her father, P. M. Dean,
very sick with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Dr. O'Connor, of Pine valley,
stopped at the springs while en route to
Union and Covo to visit relatives.
Crooks Humes is kicking himself for
not attending the district fair. Dun
bam tells him of tho many wonderful
things he saw there and rejxirts the fair
a complete success. ?
Uncle Hilly Wilson has returned t
his old homo after a two months' visit
with relatives and friends in the east.
His nephew, Lewis Wilson, a young
man, accompanied him.
Pete Boat-he, the irrepressible hard
ware man ot Baker City, is at tluf
springa, siiccesBfnlly, treating a rase of
sciatic rheumatism.-' Ho and Crooks
Barnes are having soma little difficulty.
Isaac Vondevan tor, of saw mill noto
riety, has recently purchased the farm
of (3. Vandovanter, of Bedrock. We
may reasonably look for a fine display
of melons, squashes and turnips from
that section at our next conntv fair.
Emote & Wright Hros. have completed
their threshing run for th season and
havo housed their machine after a two
months' run. They report having
threshed a great quantity of i'ne grain,
and especially somovery fine wheat.
A great acreage of fall plowing bus
been done, while quite a quantity of fall
wheat and rye is being sown. Farmers
are waking up to the fact that the full of
the year is the time to sow wheat, and
that summer fallowini! nuvs. mid Hint
ground can be plowed if it is dry. I
rn-iglo Collman and Jno. McCIurg
start in u few days fo.- Missouri with a
cur load of horses of their own raising.
Mr. Cotl'man will return in a few weeks,
while Mr. McCIurg lias made arrange
ments to attend college for a three years'
seige. Johnny believes in putting on
The other day while E. J. Wilson was
hauling fencing he loft his team stand
ing in front of Xuthaniel Parker's resi
dence, and while he was in the house
gassing, Mrs. Porker culled his attention
to the fact that, his team was going
away. They struck out in a trot, then
to a gallop, then to a run and then to a
smashup. lie then took a solemn vow
such an opportunity should never be
offered the infernal old brutes to cut up
such capers again. '. .
Medical Springs fs not without its
share of excitement. The other morn
ing a young man eame dashing through
tho atreet likeu wild man, hollowing
"bear in the near distance," Very soon
men, women and children, with guns,
pistol and dogB, were iu pursuit, and
after about a two hours chase bruin
took to a tree, and when he was shot
out of the tree 18 men, women and chil
dren, and 7 dogs, witnessed the great
monster come crashing through the
great pine limbs to the earth.
Our jieople are greatly excited over
the recent discovery of soma rieli look
ing ore that was found on Catherine
crook. The country in that vicinity is
being prospected and reports are rife
that other good Muds have been made
in tho last few days. What a pity it is
to muddy up the clear crystal wutors of
old Chuthurino creok, and inoro especi
ally at a time when the people of Union
are making such extensive preparations
to uso the water for city purposes.
HORP.IBLE TKAOEDV SATURDAY.
A Farmer Near the State Lino Shootss Bis
Wife, Mothor-ln-law and Himself.
James McCool, u ranchman living
oight miles from Walla Walla, in Ore
gon, rode into Walla Walla Saturday
evening with news that Frits Zom, a
neighboring ranchman, had shot him
self, his wife, and mother-in-law. Mrs.
Zoni was shot throe times and will die.
Her mother was wounded. Corn was In
Walla Walla Friday night and was
drinking heavily. He has had trouble
with tho women before and made
throats against them. Shed If Mc Far
land wont out after tho murderer as he
was lying on the bed when McCool left,
apparently uuablo to make his oscajRi.
Zoni is a crazy man when drinking, lait
good nut u red and harmless when sobor.
Ho shot himself In tho mouth and tho
bullet lodged Jit his brain and he will
die. Ills wife was futully wounded In
j the right lung. Her mother has a dan
gerous wound iu her shoulder. Zorn
was divorce ! from his wife last summer.
Ho went to the house Saturday, and the
women refused his admittance where
upon ho burst open the door and com
menced firing. Dr. Keylor, who went
to the scene of the tragedy, says it was
tho most horrible sight he had ever
0en. When he arrived Zorn lay in one
corner, with blood flowing from his
mouth. He could still talk, and told
how he had committed the deed. Mrs.
Zorn waa on the bod in almost a dying
condition and her mother, with her
ahoulder shot to pieces, was waiting on
her. Sioru said he went to the house to
make tin with his wife, when thtw
locked the door on him and he burst it
open. The women ran and he shot
them. Ho then placed the revolver in
his mouth and tired. Mrs. Born's three
children, all quite young, managed to
escnpo from the house and told Mr.
McCool who gave the information to the
r. Chamuirs, or Cornucocia. Thrown
-From a Wagon and Instantly
On Saturday last a young man by the
name of Frank Cliamler.-, while" en
gaged iu hauling ore from the Union
mine to the Hope mill, met with a fatal
accident. While descending a steep
hill his brake suddenly gave way and he
was thrown violently to the ground on
the lower side of the grade, his head
striking a stump, killing hint instantly.
Mr. Chambers was an industrious anil
honorable young man, alKmt 8f years of
age, and had many friends in tho vicin
ity of Cornucopia, and elsewhere.
Tho Dlatriot Pair.
Owing to press of business we were
unable to attend the fair last week and
consequently cannot give our readers a
report of the proceedings. From what
we n learn tho fair was quite largely
attended every day, and on one or two
days a very large crowd was In attend
ance. The display of fine stock and ag
ricultural products was very fine and
the pavilion was well filled with fancy
work, etc. Taken altogether ft was a
success, financially and every other way.
The Gaaetle of last Friday says:
Six hundred and fifty admission tick
ets were sold at the fair grounds yester
day. These with the season tickets
indicate an attendance of alwut 1000
persons. Today and tomorrow the at
tendance will probably be linger. Tho
society will probably be able to make
alwut a stand-oir between tho receipts
and expenses, and this should not bo
discouraging, considering that it is the
first year, and the timo for preparation
ms been very limited. The date for
40 years the standard.
A Puix Cream
Dr. Price fdves larger
of any other Baking Powder manufacturer.
Above cut represents the comparative sisse of one pound can each
s'l.". Price's," Royal" and "Taylor's One Spoon." These oans were
is"c cicle "by side, then photographed down in exact proportions to
z-.'.vMt the plate in this space. Ask your grocer to set a one pound
:sjx of any other brand alongside 1 lb. Dr. Price's Cream Baking
Powder, and obuerve the difference, as illustrated above
Adulterated powdern may usually be detected by their heavier
bulk, as shown by the small cans, and these scantily filled, often
containing a circular to help fill out the cans. It is a singular fact
that many of the ammonia and alum baking powderu arc advertised
as "Absolutely Pure," All official examinations prove that it would
bo safe to reject all povders labeled absolutely pure.
The economy in using Dr. Price's Cream Baking. Powder 'docs
i:ji. consist aiono iu the fact that much largor and fuller canu arc
i'ivett, but Dr. Price's is a stronger, purer and more wholesome bak
ing powder than any other known. Does better work, and goes
farther, hence more economical in every way.
What woman would tise an ammonia or alum baking pow'dor if
she knew it ? Such powders not only undermine the health, but
ammonia gives to the complexion a sallow and blotched appearance.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is reported by all
authorities as free from ammonia, alum, lime, or any other
adulterant. The purity of this ideal powder has never bett
Refuse all Substitutes. Tkjr may Conceal Ammenla,
holding the fair lias lieen inopportune,
although the weather could not he more
favorable. The Spokane racea are lit Id
thU week, and Grande Rondo is not in
the regular racing circuit thin season,
still there art' a groat many good Itom's
on the grounds, and the horse show yes
terday morning was the finest over seen
in this section. The attendance has
been considerably limited on account of
the busy threshing season, which jitst
now rlai ins the attention of nearly all
the farmers. The exhibits are hardiy as
large as expected, but they are all of a
superior quality, particularly the dis
play of frulta ami vegetables. The pa
vilitat contains some very choice speci
mens of fancy work, and as far us it
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1 goes is verv creditable
la all depart
Monday The ruee Monday was a
five-eighth mile dash, won ly Geo.
Eliel's D'lf; time 1 :'2; Veto, by Uuld;
second; Joseph, by McRissick, third.
Tuesday Half mile and repeat. En
tries: Jo Cotton, by Rube Wilson:
Hogus, by Vandecur A Mott ; Kinnewa,
by II. W. Owen; Queen of Hearts, by
W. I). Munger; Helle Moore, by J. ().
Mack; Fontenoy, by W. P. Eshnin.
Won bv Jo Cotton; Hogus, second;
Kinnewa, third, Time of first heat 10.
Wednesday Three-fourths mile for
three year olds. Kaluga, by Ebnl, first;
Partner, by l.udermau, second; Harry,
by Esham, third.
Saddle race Black Crisp, first; Ruldy,
by W. W. Wilson, second; Daisy, by E.
O. Herry, third.
Huggy horses two in three, J. K.
Jenk's.loe D, first money; J. D. Mc
Kennon's Has'iaw, second; Wm. Mas
terton's Liwsie, third.
Thursday Quarter mile dash, Funny,
first; Queen of Hearts, Second; White
Cloud, third; tiniei2a.
A MUSICAL TREAT.
The VerlU Renowned Norwsflan Violin
ist, Auguht Aamald, Coming
Arrangements have been made to
have this celebrated violin virtuoso give
oue of his grand concei ts next Friday
night, October Kith, at Wright's hall.
11 err Atuuold is acknowledged by the
musical world to lie the "Ole Hull" of
today. He played to the largest and
most ontusiastic audience over accorded
any artist in San Francisco. Tho Ore
gonian says of him that his concert was
ono of the best ever given in the city of
Portland. lie plays on a violin valued
at $5,000, and his individuality always
chains nn audience. The entertain
ment will bo under the auspices of the
Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian
church and will bo tho greatest musical
treat ever alloted to Union. Reserved
seats 50 cents. Tickets at Hall Rros.'
;. i;'. r-ifti si
i'i Alum nn 1 .' n
u AaiiuociC Cou.. .
and fuller cnis than