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HISTORY OF EARLY SETTLERS.
Old Land Marks Educational Contr
Agrlcultural and Horticultural
Nestled among the foothills in the ex
treme east side of Grande Itondc valley, 1!)
miles east from La Grande, !) miles north
east from Union, the county seat of Union
county, is Is the beautiful and picturesque
settlement of the Cove. Its altitude is
J.5G1 feet above sea level; it comprises four
townships of Innd, consequently contains
!)2,1G0 acres, about (S5,000 acres of which is
I the verv best nualitv of nprfoiiliuml
lands, the residue, grazing and pasture
In the winter of 18GI and '02 a lone moun
taineer, whose history was truly romantic,
and who was pleased to call himself "Mike
Bukh," was the sole occupant of the Cove.
The writer found him, the fall of lsC2,
living in a rude stono shelter immediately
south of the subsequent residence of S. G.
French, a short time after which he left for
the Snake river mountains, since which
time he has never reappeared.
The fall of 1862 was the advent of a large
emigration to the Cove, principally from
Iowa. I regret that I cannot call to mind
the names of all the pioneers of 1862, how
ever, among them were S. G. French, A.
C. Smith, Dr. Stockton, Scaberger, R. A.
llnhinsnn. Edward I'nvnn. .Tnnnh Cnnnnr
i.Cyrus Barees, 8. n. Cowles, the Ulooms.
ie ISabingtons, -the Hender-
ny others the writer cannot
mind Many of the old nio
lain, some have drifted to
d ome have passed beyond
iiison aivi Kdward Payne, who
were excellent citizens, located the first
claims in the I ove, their locations being
made on October 0, 18(12. Mr. Robinson is
stillfjwilh us. Mr. Payne, some sixteen
years ago, succumbed tn tlic grim monster.
'u i.xxn mai:i;..
Among the old land marks which should
I)0 he'd -.acred is ''Owenby's Point'' which
lis situate t on the north side of Cove pro-
Ecinct, at the foot of which now lies the re
mains of the old pioneer, Father O'woliby;
Hondo'--'tott's Point" at the south mid
Mt Funny'' ;it the east. .
In the j ear 1(15, M. C. Urn el of Union,
IJ. W ttli, Mrs. Fauniu J. Pauline, now
Mr . . P McDaniel, and Minerva H.
noi si: ni .i
ll' llm rsioi;t . ii
I H, Eaton, made
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no ,i saored and
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thr , t- c i i i-i-f.
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i to ti i .rreati
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nit u . i im.i 1
; ,m i sv.flll testlmo
i i nc-i-of the Grat
i-,o in fcolit.f y maa--olll
Wldt e.i i'ded
, - .1 m pHi'.i'e v. ,:'
pla n "i pilet
itlimuu tin- leiih "f a wbole w.ui't.ent :
kvhethi r bciihiu;-' aniriy ilamer. muniheir
,iitnmi wlmtliar xiarint.' aloft n -ciau
to untrodden heights, where eteri.al wn.tei
1U n everv n.l.i'4t and ill eel.Vl"l'm
inountnlus ar'o the lit representative-, of
everything groatot and migw-e-. m
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Kotwltlistandiiij the -ul.lime ! I'U'"'
ineina entertain in ngmdt'.tM iiiiumI-
oum Imn.liuork . f the Dcitl . he v o ''
the niagniiiiuii xceiwrv ol thu 1,1 '
in nMi.r H.t,.iii.limeut The feo.lil
t'lenely c.-.e:od with nr. pint. ' 1 ' K'
' .Itler. iiirch ami otlwr vrieti : llH-'
CouritinL' .town the "loin-mto ll' v'll,x '"'
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the.ni limping, plungu'lf. buhblmg doau ill ,
hillsldf, ulUii.inM t'.ne Willi -'-h
for'od, iimU .inginK.a-'ih i
UalUiluJuli Ut llmlr l uMlor i-""' "
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ht)Tim tlmt iwn wltnw .mcI. e'"iM'i j
up. i Ut In and nu M grmWul K " W I
I mieh iiiiinllllwnl glfl
The Cove has for year leen cotiMdered
an eiucational center. Vc have in the vil
lage of Cove one district school with an
attendance of one hundred scholars, with
Miss Collison as principal and Mrs. '.
Corpe as assistant, both venj thorough
teachers. We have, also, two sectarian
schools under the auspices of the Kpiscopnl
Ascension school, a day and boarding
school for young ladies, Is .situated on the
old home of Mr. S. G. French, wno very
generously bequeathed the grounds for the
education of young hujios.A more beautiful
location would be hard to find. The buiUU
ings are large and commodious upon an
elevated spot, a leautlfiil lawn surrounded
by lovely shade trcts. Adjacent is a large
orchard containing all varieties of fruit
grown in Oregon. The school i under the
supervision of Miss R.II.Uocock.of 'Virginia
assisted by Mrs, A. Rooney, who use every
elfbrt to make the school a success.
Leighton Academy, a boarding school
for young men is under the skilfull manage
ment of Rev. Mr, Roorfty. Aside from the
schools mentioned, we have in the precinct
three other district schools, Shanghl, Frosty
and Kendall, all doing good work and in
charge of lady teachers.
We have three dcnomlnal religious or
ganizations in Cove, the Episcopalians, wha
have a beautifnl house of worship the
Baptists, who have aborrt completed a very
handsome structuie the Methodists, who
hold services In the Universal church.
Each organization is trying 4o ameliorate
the human family, and 1 trust will succeed.
We hare a very flourishing lodge of A. F.
A A. M.
There are few places on the coast where
society in the main. Is superior to that of
the Cove, the citizens are peaceable, are
moral and are Christians. Anyone can be
religious, but it is not everyone that is re
i ligious that is a Christian, they arc Indus
i trious, sober, attend to their own allairs
, neither do tjiey ever turn u deft enr to the
wants o' the worthy poor, it that is not the
quintessence of Christianity, the llibln is a
mistake. 'Tis true we have a few. very few,
"undesirable citizens, but in a short time,
when they be-oine better acquainted, thor
oughly acclimated and get that aeidtieous
t;t out of theii system they will improve
wy' rapidly and become worthy citizens.
How much better it would be for a com
munity were all to observe the golden rule,
the burdens of life would be borne with
more patience, the sorrows of life would be
sweetened, and changed to joy, the pleas
ures of life would boa foretaste of heaven
if we would only follow that precept.
' lir.M;S INJlTTBir!8.
We have in the village of Cove 300 inhab
itants. One general rnerchnndUti ostubhtdi-
j men t owned by E. P. McDaniel it Sons,
..n drug storejby J. G. Bte'vens, un excel
lent Untiring mill, by Foster Bro.. ne tan
i,..ry, wyf ehf-e fttctorie-. one tioe simp,
oue I j ery tnble, butcher .-hop, one-barber
. a sona fountain, candy stand. lot and leu-t
! two temperance billiani saloons Outsldv
, r ... Tti' vin..t..
of itie vulage are iw w m,
milU and many other enteYprlae of im-
Tw o miiiirti-r and one pby.lcHn are ihe
iftily .trofiilliaI Jilfii thjidn- .-an ela-ut.
M.HICX'LTrBAI iMi ion: I l I I." ;L.
lhere ar ' ' "in 4:,'Huere- ol land m
,-nlm i'I.-i .' -v- "' "'real.-, we
this M-.ii :ti" jifioo.) l.ushels.of wheat.
l.-m.!i i- "f barley .nl about Piono
busheN b o il- be-ide a nuali aliKiunt of
rye. T.!o aeiaeo' the ilifferent grain
lieraerca- 1 co' t ;,"' maehlne men was
3l) bushel-f wheat. 4'. of barle . S of oats,
Tine ' ' ''" l! "'
i ove. it U eMln.td that there wa .
,,i ha put io "b- ve thi sjhi
, ,.,..riiv.f which i- of Hw vt-iy t-t
iv ol untoilo 1 are tiM,""'
.,,. ,w. herethitt baelieu inue t-.r
vtn.lv-e.!! .ir.ir-.lh.t l-l aMiuge "l"-
. i i. .i, i.. i it ...! !' ' , '"" h.t
ibey UU any fernlunu turm ihe iir
II,,. horiit uiliirjl II.I.I..I--Hhe ow
u. lKmli( "i xre-t Import"""'- lh
.,.,1 bMiKU ..tit.lv I.ud. vtlth.urHH.-l
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U.f ,.llluri....l.i'i'l."lb' " J" "'
rafw'uiluN ( Muslim inM.uwrf. IrMit
Im4i of ihn vjllcy .
Apple, p-ars, peaches, clu rno, nitric. is.
prunes, plums and .ill other varieties of
fruit grown in thl latitude grow to per
fection and as for henios of all varieties, al
so tomatoes, vines of ail kind-)ield aston
ishingly. It is quite difficult e en to ap
proximate the amount of fruit produced in
a single season. There were five fruUtlrytrs
hi constant ne during the setion.
There is no place in the United. StatM
where prune can be grown so abundantly
and cheaply as in the Cove, and any one
who will plant an Italian prune orchard
and attend to it, lays thu foundation for a
fortune. The lion. . I L. Rusk, seorotnr.v
of agriculture of the United States, is au
thority for the fact that last vear "we
Aiiiericans )itid to foreign fruit-growers
$20,00O,0M for fruit ami nuts we imported."
No ono need fear over-production as ours
will equal any imported fruit. The day is
not far distant when thu value of fruit pro
duced tn the Cove will excel any product of
tho soil. .
CLIMATE, lUUI.TlI, 1'llICB OK UV.N1I.
Owing to the fact that the roothills on
tho south of tho Cove 'project some throe
miles into tho valley, wo are sheltered from
many of the rude blast of winter that pre
vail in other parts of the valley.
The henlth, as Is the ease throughout
Kastem regon. is remarkably good. No
nialarin, no chills and fever in faet, If one
does not aliuse tho laws of nature they nev
er get sick, mlo-s thev brought the germ ol
tho dUease with them.
"Whilst a very large portion of thu inhabi
tants of the Cove are contented to spend
the remainder of thelr.days here, there are
some restless spirits who are willing to dis
pose of thoir farms that they maybe able
to migrate- to some less civilized country,
where their uncouth natures may be un
trainineled free to ihinl; and act as their
untutored natures may suggest.'
"Farm lands vary in price. It depends
upon location, improvements, etc. Froin,
.flo to $10 per acre Is the ruling price.
cose i.rsiox. . .'
I.. ...,i,i,li,Li.iM lt inn iv it tlit. miin
realtors of- Tin:' Scdi t thaUf they too ijjpf
prospering as they sJiotfUP whore thoy.ajej,
and wl1i io conic to vi0o belluvvto bo
one ol t)fc bet .CUjih'uVsv on the' Pacific-'
sloue. come to' the' Covo.' This country in'
but In iu iiifuncy. .K ijiibuuIom ko has
witnessed the marvelous cliaiWUv tliat,liavw
ItlKeii pi tce in life lahl iiiut-tr ut it uiij.j)-i
can give an itccrirate conception of tfie po
ibilitie in store for it u the future.
Now. wi-hln-' yourself, the muiiyj-cadcr
of Tiik N "iT, In fact the entire nation a
Happ Christina- aiiilaMerryXewYe.tr,
luiu It. spectfully Yours,
.1 OH IlEMiEliiillOTT
Cii, I niiiii . oiiuty, dr.. I)e-. 24. W1.
HTAVKK W ALK Eli.
Tiie attention of our ruulerbi called
m the unique tnuuiniotlnidvertUoiuent
of Messr. Ktuver it Walker, in this is.
sue, hs it sets fni tli a lew faet that are
not to bt gniiiiiaid, a.- there in uo doubt
of tin- fact thattlit ir buvinu intrcdueod
into this country full and coinpliPtt)
Inn of iiiaeliintry jjerfflly ailnjited
the soil, weather, conditions mid
cliiiiati of tnir tuiiuty, Iimm bud
IO U Willi lIUMinliiTii in insi wmuv,
n wil proiH.,y prepared, seed proper-
lv sown, and gram pioiteily harvosttHi,
and tbreshei' with oioj r machinery,
will not only greatly inertuuu tho crop,
but will enha-Tc- ;t value in tliw umr
ki t in . i remark.ihU) extent. This fact
the farmers art beginning In lake into
foiuidvrulinn which prolmbly jccounU
in a measure fur the large triuledoiio ny
" " . '
Slaver A uuikt r 111 He- county ami in
lai i in the enure norihwe-t, wln-reevtir
the) haM 11 braticli liuiue. Thoy mu
tlte'l. ml. rs in their line, and it i 0(ir
tnlnly 11 maUifr of pride to them thai
they lnvo micuoodud by youra of hnril
mass aiana sta "mm 'J' j'
if !tr AY
A ' " "
practictil work in getting together s-o
lino" it line of goods, and goods so well
adapted to (be ditVurcnt sections of the
countrvtbis tboy lutvo done by Ktudy
ing tbo. leqtiireiiieiits of the diU'oront
localities and then seeing "tlmt the
proper improvements were made to
meet the demand.
Shiver it Walker have shown them
selves interested in the country in
which they do business as ovory enter
prise tending to tbo upbuilding of the
resources of this county has received
thoir hearty support and iniluonce,
and that the people of tho county up
prccintu this fact, is evidenced by tho
large pationntje they have accorded
Thoir business in this county is con-'
ducted under tho management of Mr.
J. W. Whann, a gentleman of largo ex
perience in this lino of business, and
whose maxim seems t6 bu, a well as
sorted stock of machinery adapted to
the wants of tho country, highest
quality of material uted in thoir con-
.Btf.uction, reasonable prices, una a fair
)id honorablo tieatmoiit to each and
everbody, which has brought him a
large and increasing volume of busi
Staver it Walker have branch houses
'at every important business center in
tho northwest and wo doubt if there is
a firm in tho United .States, or m fact
in the world, who carry under ono roof
.'gcVlftrg'' and eomploto an assortment
of Idriu onaehinery, vehicles,-engines
i -i l . f . ..11 !.!...... ..!.!..
uoiiciv, piaumg nun iiinuiiiiiuiy
glo nulls, etc.
-lOCI'UT H OTIS I..
'i'l'lui popular huuno in located at (he
lip of tile hill jut opposite the depot.
"X. C. Craig, tho proprietor, is ono of tlur
lftlDBccr of Union county, having held
many offices of public trus, including
6henf and judge. The Depot hotel
is a large and commodious, building.
The west bound moiiiiiig train slops
here for breakfast, and the hotel n
uoives a goodly nhnre t.J patrouugf
from (he traveling public. About a
quarter of a mile alwve the In del is a
boiling spring of inineiul water with
great health retoiiug, powers. The
water from tiiis spring is convoyed lo
the hotel through pi aiid i lued for
duim-ctic ami bathing pnrpoMw. Mr. ,
Craig has several good bath roonm ,
,,Uo1 "I for 11,0 t-,"'wll?11 of 'u ',
'"w,t'- " . "i'ons v,lt!
this plaeo for tlmir houlth. lho water,
tM1,1,,,il,s i', HUllihur, luagnubmmid
, , , , ,Zti
Tm! iuj-jj LK.UT SALOON.
Thit popular retort was opened nl
this city about a your ago by Messrs.
Johnson A" Woodard, who uni'-iiow
lasted iu the Bemlllard bulidTrtg , u ,
Main lret. lhy carry thu imi
binnils of litiuor mid eigni. jiiiil Imvij
..... , -i .i. i.i.i i . ...;
III Milium ami pom luiuuiur uiynuuoin-
nti-Utiuii of ouittomurii. To thutuiiiMber of yonm, during which time, he
olimal to Indulge In something for thy has piireliased (ho lino .tiiil siibulaiitial
"Innur num" or engage iu u soiial ! More building hoielii illiinlriiled. bu
guino, no butter pluou of i)ort will U) Uv u lino dwelling on the corner of
found than tl Itluu Light." ' Second and 0 utront", where he rcnides.
Sonio of Our Solid
TWO BEAUTIFUL RESIDENCES
The Court House and City II 11,
Eloct:, Lbvy's Storo a&d Oth
WILSON S Ul.OCK.
This is the most substantial and
finest looking building in Union coun
ty. The construction of the building
was commenced during the summer of
1SD0 and was finished ready for occu
pancy in February last. It is n two
story brick, with basement, construct
ed of the best of material throughout,
and hard finished on tho inside. It is
ornamented on the outside with gal
vanized iron cornice and has an iron
front with large plato-glass windows.
Tho building, as it now stands, cost
about $10,000. Mr. S. L. Hunter, tho
architect Rnd contractor, is a first
class workman and has built many of
the substantial structures in this city,
and elsewhere. Tho lower story of tho
building is occupied by Mr. Wilson
for his saloon, the "Cornucopia," one
of the finest in Eastern Oregon. Tho
upper 6tory is divided into ten large,
airy rooms," lifted up in tho best shape
for sleeping apartments, each room
being carpeted and supplied with com
plete bedroom sets.
Mr. Wilson is ono of our most prom
inent and prosperous citizens and is
deserving of much credit for his work
in assisting to build up our town by
his substantial improvements and lib
eral donations to all public enterprises,
as well ns to charitable, purposes.
Sl'MMKKP it I.AY.Ni:.
About two years ago Mr. .1. C. Sum
mers and Mr. Dave- L.iyne, two of
our enterprising citizens, associated
themselves together under the above
linn name, for tho purpose of engaging
in the stove, tin and hardware busb
ness. Such an establishment was
greatly needed and Messrs. Summers
it Lay no have built up n nice business
in their line. Tho linn now occupy
tho lire-proof brick, unjoining .lay
cox's store, a cut of which will be seen
elsewhere. Mr. Summers is .til expe
rienced tinner and first-class workman.
Purtio- desiring work in this lino can
always ivly upon having it done in, the
very' best manner. Besides a largo
KLKCTltlC LKiHT l'OWKB liOUf-K, UNION, OB.
htoek of Mnwaie, grauito-iron ware,
wooden ware, cu ., they carry shelf J
hnrdwaic, cutlery, and iu fact ovory-j
tiling in the hardware line. Thin firm ,
it si ie m-iont for the Charter Oak I
stove and ranges, a largo and vnriod
stock of which will alwnya bo found at(
their More, also the lutiwt designs in
parlor and heating stove. i
the pioneer merchant of Union, carries
one of tliH litrgodt and best selected
stocks of general moruhandisu to. bo
fmind in the countv. It is a common
oeourrfiice for parties in search of
who llov ,mV(, fuill!ti l0 lllHi
hu jji trtiuio elsewhere, to ie-
mark : "W ell I am sure
1 can find it
at l'vy'-, for he curries
This fact being gonerally known has
caused him to gain a largo trade
among our fanners and miners, which
he justly deserves. In his storo will
bo found ovorything needed by the
fanner, miner and utoc-kmnii, and for
' sale at reasonable ruton, Mr. Levy
?i i .. 1....1 1 1
1 uas iwii 111 oo-oiu-- umv twi imnt
S. r. Mit.i.Ktt,
our furniture denier, in a young num
lioru n tut rniswl in Ui.ioii county.
About two yoiii-s ago lie bought out
the furniture utore in this city, then
owned by P. B. Wilson and Arthur
Miller, lie ha added Inrge st(x;k
until tocluy lie lias the finest store ol
that kind in Union county. Besides
hia line tOlk of nil kinds of furniture,
j carpets-, blinds and picture frames on
exhibition nt his sule.sroom, lie 1m? n.
large amount of goods stored in his
! warehouse near the bridge, including
sash, doors, blinds, mattresses, chairs,
I moulding, bedding, etc. llo is selling
j goods very cheap and in consequence
I has built up a gootl and paying' trade
from all parts of the county. In fact
ho conies near supplying tho entire
county with goods in his line, lie is
a pleasant and agreeable gentleman,
with whom every one likes to trade.
J. M. IMIY'S ltKSIDKNCK.
This beautiful residence was pur
chased from Henry Striker a short
time ago by Mr. Thy who has fitted it
up in fine shape for himself and chil
dren, who now reside in this city.
Mr. rhy also has a nice house on his
farm four miles north of town. Since
purchasing the Striker property Mr.
l'hy has in ado many improvements,
.both the inside and outside of the
houso having been thoroughly over
hauled, additions built on, and
the house papered and painted
throughout. The yard has also been
beautified by the addition of new fence,
cement sidewalks, etc. Mr. Phy has
one cf the finest residences in Union.
THE KI.KCTRIC 1.1QHT l'OWKIt 1IOU8K.
This substantial brick building is
also owned by Mr. J. M. Phy, who
lately purchased it from Henry Stri
ker. At tho time tho sketch of this
building was made it was the inten
tion of Messrs. Sholton it Phy, who
cwn tho electric light plant of this city
to have tbo same located in this build
ing, but have sinco changed their mind
and iiavo erected a temporary building
for that purpose on A street, where a
piece of giound has been purchased.
It is their intention to erect iv substan
tial brick power-house next spring.
Mr. l'hy is ono of our most substantial
anil enterprising citizens and has late
ly acquired much valuable property in
M.S. WAHUKN'S ItHHIDK.Wi:,
about a" quarter of n mile wost of
Union, is built upon a lino block of
ground, and is sunounded by a fine
growth of shade trees and shrubbery,
making it u very inviiiug and pleas
ant place of abode. Mr. and Mrs.
Wan-en have acquired cuuaidorable of
this world's goods, and liuvo built u
good anil mibatantiul home iu this city,
when- they might rear their family and
take udviintiigo of our school tucilitiee.
hut CITY HAM..
tin our lirct pace will be found a
picture of thi magnificent and sub
stantial structure, now nimrly com
inloted, Jtis a two-story brick, built
. . . . 1 .hi 1 Ann
at a cost to tiie city 01 aoout u.yiw.
The lower story k provided with a
city jail nnd 11 room for storing tho
l lire aparalus of tho city. Tho upper
h 1 f 1 v iMiiiiiiiimi iiiiii 111111.11. 1111
recorder and marshal, also s largo
council chuinber, with a firo-preof
vault iu one comer for the safe keep
ing of city record!.
- i-ti 1
Till: KBNUVKV MlJUOIt H10(i:.
now owned by A. Wood it Co., Is an
old established Iioumi whero tho publio
will always II nd tho choicest wiiicn,
liquors and uigiM. ThiH is n neat and
orilorly establiiihinoiit on the comer of
Main and 11 streets. Miliars. Wood &
Co. mo nolo iigoutH for (ho culi)l;ratl
Jesno Mooro bnuid uf liiuior. Tlwy
dho have good club rnotn ami a tfiw
billliml liilihi1 for lho tiomkth!
of their uiittniiiuia, '