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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1892,
NEW MARKET BLOCK
THE OREGON MIST.
IHWI'KU KVKlaY ritlOAV MOHNIMU
THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPANY,
J. K, BEEGLE, Manager.
OFFICIAL COUNTY - PAPER.
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ih.mci !4M-tVi ntllalaiwlwrorv
l.cl 7:it . . rcttirtiliig
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jU. II. H. CLIFF,
fit. llflen, Oregon.
JK. J. E. HALL,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Cl.tnRuiile. ColiimMa county, Or.
ATTORN EY-AT-L AW,
tr. Hbi.kms, - - , Orkciok.
Prputy nistrlot Atlorney for Coltimlilft Co.
QllAS. W. MAYOCtt,
NOTARY PULBLIC and
T. A. MoniDii.. - A. 8. Dnwm.
v Oregon dly , Oregon .
Tromrt Rtuntion given lttnrl-omoebuln.
' CIVIL ENGINEER,
txt. llvlona, Oregon.
(lonnty nunroyor ' L;inrl imrveylnfr.town
jjtiinjj, nd t'nglneering wurlc promitly
dun. .. ,t - . -.,
W. T . Bufwit.
J. W. DSAPKR.
Oregon City, Oregon,
TwlR ""' oxpurlennR n ReRlster of
the UnlWtl Stoten Lund OBloe here, rt com
mend. u In ou apeolalty of nil klnln of
rniKinen. bi.for the Unrl Oliko or the
CrntN., nl Inrolfing tlie Ocnvin) U"1
Offlce. , .
- PORTLAND, OREGON.
ATT0 RN R Y-at- LAW,
Orr-gon City, Oregon.
(I.hle.pei lal fljri nl of Clencnil Innil offl-0
Niiiiie.le.iil, I'rvi niptiun. and Timber
I.mt(l Hiilication-, and ntliur Lund OlhYe
liulnrs Kpcoiuliy. Olfluo. iwcoiid. floor,
Lund 0(11. e UuiidliiB, .
t i TUB NTKAH KH ?
la now making rcKular round
OAK POINT TO PORTLAND
; Daily , Except , Wednesdays,,
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W. E. NEWSOM.
5 J. S. ( LOXISGER, IVop'r.;
8T. HELENS, i OKEGON.
- Choice Wines;
Liouors and Cigars. Beer B Cts.
V Billord and Pool Talk
for ths .peeomraodafion of Patrone
Portland Seed Co,
(F. W. MILLER, Mgr..)
' DKAI.ERH IN- '
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies,
Spraying Apparatus and Material,
Poultry Supplies, Etc., Etc.
171 SfCtind St. Portland, Orpgon.
Send fur Calnloguo. iitiv20-0m
BLUE FRONT '
One Price Cash Store.
Ladies' Fine Shoes
PATENT . MEDICINES.
RAINIER, ! : : ,i OREOUJM.
A. H. BLAKESLY,
Oriental : Hotel.
ST. 1IELKNS, OREGON.'
Tl.o hon.e hna been fully refurnished
tbrouehntit rtnd the bent of nccoru- .
. modailuni will.be given.
RTAOK run in connrctton ith
the botol c oimemlng wi,l; NorJ,n"
ern raoilln railroad ot Milmn. Stuato
for TW.mii tnilna HI p. m. For ror.lanJ
tn.ln at 3 p. m.
rfffi ilk iWte $
ST. HELENS I HOTEL
J, George, Proprietor.
Tables alwnya iplled wlih the bestcdiblca
and di'liuacles the market alt'ords.
TKKMS UKA80KABLK v
FOR REGOLAR BOARDERS.
: Iluvlng been newly refurniihed, we
arc prepared to give nliitfuctioii to all
our patrons, and aolieit a .liar. of your
... 00 TO
JOHN A. BECK,
The Watchmaker and Jeweler.
' tOtt YOCR
ELEGANT : j : JEWELRY.
The Klnext aortmnt of Watched. Clocks,
' and jftvetry o( nil deKcriptions. ,
Oppo'-Ue the Ksnmnd , Tortlai d Oreeon.
A now snd complete tiAttliiietit, (onsUtlttjof
Ruiift.-irfoK, ohitinents lu Cftj'ilf, mUo In
box nnd H11U: r 1'nnitivB Curv for Kxtemal, In
ter mil. Ullul nt Wewllna, Itching. CUrouie,
HtM-i-ni or lloielitary I'tien. aud tntiuy other
dtHu!tn and (emu to weakness1: It ia always a
Itrant leiiotil to Ihn Re-nun. 1 hfttlth. The flrnt
diMrovrry of a inpiitcul cure reuderhtK an opera
tion wttli tne knife unitveeaanry herenfter. Thla
Itemp'tv hiu never been kuown to foil, fl rer
box. for wnt hv null. Why aulTer from llil
tetrible tli-a?c when a written ft iarantee in
fflveu wfth boxes to refund the nifniey if not
rnrel. teni tetmup for free Sample, (iuarantee
1.b.iiIIt WtMipinu, C.'l.AftKEiSc Co., Wholesale
ami KHail DrtiK)i'ta. fcole Ajrenw, Fortlaud, Or.
Clean Beds and tlie
Best Table Set
MRS. M. J. SCOTT,
(Formerly Mrs. McNuity,)
Noxt Poor to Masonic Hull, (
ST. HELENS. . - OREGON
OF COURSE YOU DO.
STTOH BEINO THE CASE, it behoove!,
yi ii to lind the raidit. de.-i rattle place to
jmrchase vour tnvigoraiar."
Keeps constantly on hand Uie famoua
Cuban Blossom Cigars.
The finest lino of Wines liiiuors and
Cigr tu lie found this aide of I'ort
land. And if you wish to
eiiftiiMe in a mime of
POOL OR BILLIARDS,
Thovcan assure you that they have the
heat' lablo in lown. Everything new and
licnt, Jind your natroiiuge is respectfully
8t. Ili'lens, Oregon.'
'Bucklen1 Arnica saire...
The Best 8h1v In the world for Cuts. Bruines,
Sores, fleers, Salt Hheum, Fever Sores, Teller,
Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns aud all skla
Eruptions, and positively euros Piles, or no pay
required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satis
favtlon, or muiiey refunded, Price 2J eents per
box. . - For Sale Bv Kdwin Row.
One Dollar Weekly
Buys a pood 'aoid watch by our club sys
tem. Our U-karat gold-lllledcaaeaarewiir-ranted
for VO vears. Kino Elgiil and Wnl
thivm . .-mivewent. Stem wind and et.
Ladv's or Kent's slr.e. Kqaul to" any $30
watcli. i'o secure agents where ' wo have
none, we sell one of, the hunting cae
watcher for I ht club price $28 and tend "0.
O. 3. by express with prittlcgeof examina
tion before paying for the fame. "
Out. agent at Durham, N. C, writes,
"Our Jewelers have eonfewed their doo'l know
how you eti furnish such work for the money.,"
Our agent at Heath Springy 8. Os, writes:
"Your watches lako at altrht. The lentl'enwn
who not tlie last wnU:h said that he exaniiiied
and priced a Jewelers watches iu Lnneaster,
tha.t er no better than youra, but (lie price
wan l8.''l i . ' . ..: .'' ; : ' . :i
Our ngenl at Pennington, Tex., writes; ,
"Are in receipt of the walch, and am pleased
without measure. All who have .eett It any It
would be cheap at I0.''. .
One pood tellable agent wanted for each
Piano, Write lor particulars.
' Khpiks Watou Co., Kew York.
General and Heavy Showers
Prevailed tlie Past Week.
In Curry County Peaches, Pruned,
IVar., and Cherriest are a
Oregon Riots Wetilher Service in co
oppnition with U. S. Weatlicr Bureau
of the dVpurttnent of A jrricnlturo.
Ciiniral oflico, Portland, Oregon. Crop
We:ttlier bulletin No. l.semonof 1892.
For week ending, Suturday.Mny 14lh :
WESTKRH OIIBOON. i
Wcntlier A liigWr teinperature lins
lirevniled during the past week but it
ia yet below the overage, the duficicnsy
ranging from 2 to 5 degrees a day.
General and quite henvy showers pre
vailed in fore pur t of week; the totnl
precipilatit.il . for the week riitiKing
from i to 1 inch. The eunttliine was
CO per cent, below Oie average fur the
week. Occasional light frusta wero ex
perienced, especially ou the 8ih and
Crops There has been little growth
to vegetation during the week, warmth
and smii-liiue are budly needed. Grass
is liixtiratit, and in the tool hern
ecurities the first crop is being cut.
Wheat on low lands continues lo
have a yellow color Early sown
tipring wheat on higher ground is do
ing falriy well; I he growth iarauk and
injury may be done as there is tuo
much straw. Late spring seeding has
been further delayed and there is yet
much to he done. If lavorable weather
should now set iu there would be a
wonderfully rapid growth to vegeta
tion. Hops HtJ not coining up well,
though their promise is good. It is
daily more evident that the cold winds
and rains have injured the berry and
fruit crop, though it is expected that
there wilt be an average crop, due to
"the larj:e acreage of young trees com
ing iulo bearing. In Curry county
peaches, prunes, pears, and cherries
will be a purliul failure. In the other
counties the damage was principally
done to fruit on the low lands.
. , EASTERN OREGON.
Weather A higher day tempera
ture fins prevailed during the week,
but the nighta have been cool, frosts
occurring frequently. Sjnce May 1-t,
the rains lutve been unusually frequent
und quite heavy. During the past
week the total rainfall has been from
i to J inches. Ill the mountains and
interior foothills, snow fell instead of
rain, aud there is now a foot of new
snow over a large portion of the nioun
tain area. '
Crops All vegetation is backward,
though it is attniuing root growth.
The gtuiu ia stooling politically aud it
is feared that there is too much straw
and that the heads will bn short.
Spring seeding is rapidly being pushed
to completion, though there is con
siderable of an area yet lo be seeded.
Farm work is behind, in Marrow
county there are some fields of latu-
sown grain which ia very thin, caused,
suine think, by being frozen out or an
insect at the roots. The fruit and cer
eal crop in the Grand Roode valley is
in good condition. Every county re
ports excellent prospects. Tlie soil
is more thoroughly moistened than it
has been for years'. The unfavorable
weather has delayed sheep-dheaiing.
A large percentage of lambs are being
saved. The wool is better than it has
been for maiiy years. Alfalfa is fine.
Grilling is good. Grass cattle will be
in market within three weeks. Tlie
frosts injured fruit in places. Straw
berries are ripe and are being shipped
from The Dalles.
The Columbia river is rising quite
rapidly ; many of its tributaries are
run'niuu! back height. At The Dalles
it is rising at the rale of 1 inches per
:;Vv b. s. paoub,
Observer Weather Bureau."
The fact that the cruisers, Balti
more and Chaileston.came up the Co
lumbia, river 110 miles to Portland,
should remove the prejudice from the
minds of many senators and congress
men ugainst making appropriations
for the improvement of the river.
These nie by far the largest vessels
that ever ascended the river, and they
made the run from Astoria up with
out encountering the least obstruction
ou the way, the reports of the
papers to .the contrary Astoria
notwithstanding. Again,- the
ships coming to Portland, will be the
greatest advertisement Oregon ever
had, and the benefits the state will de
rive can hardly be estimated.
WITHIN THE CHARMEO HALF FLOCK.
Advantage of Harlnar Pm.pl. Think Vra
LI. Xr I'll tn Annua,
There may be nothing in a name,
but t'aoro ia a good doiil in a numlier
sometimes, esjjccially when It lenig'
mitei the place whore you live ia
this city. Characterize as you will
the sontiinont which causes most
ppopleto respect the fact that you
live within tho charmed, half block
of Fifth avenue, the - feelincr. in there
neverthelewi. Up above Fifty-ninth
street, on the west side, the numbers)
of tho streets begin at Eighth ave
nue, or Central park west, as the
avenue is now called, and thix fact
leads to many amusing nwHtakes, es
IHncially on the part of tru etanen. A
newspaper man who lives in a mod
est but neat fiat, which is numbered
under ten, in a street abovo Fifty
ninth street, told the writer the other
day about somo of the peculiar ex
periences whii-h he had had.
toll you," he said, "there arc a
great many advantages sometimes
in sailing under false colors. Now I
don't pretenfl to have a commanding
presence, nor do I drew particularly
well, so when I tro into a store I can
not and do not expect the clerks to j
fall over themselves to wait on me.
t -1 i ,i : . 1 A
I X tuieuu uuu (jive my oiuci, ouu
U.L ujiw ciei a uob pui ii nil uuwu up
usually says in a weary sort of way:
' " 'Shall I send thorn home, or will
you take them f
" 'You may send them to West
street,' I reply. - ; ....
"Well, you would be surprised to
see the change which comes over the
demeanor of that clerk at once. The
effect of that number is magical, lie
brighten up immediately and is all
. 'Oh, yes. yes; will send thorn
right up,' he. says as he singa out
'Cash I with more vigor than he has
displayed befire during tho time I
havo been making my purchases.
"When tlie cash boy tomes he tells
hhn to hurry tip and not be so slow,
'because the gentleman ia waiting.'
"That ia only one phase of tho ad-
vantages derived from living at such ;
a number," he continued.
all sorts of things through the mail
which we never would receive if we
lived in a house with a leas preten
tious number. For example, we get
fine calendars, illustrated catalogues
of sales of paintings and other works
of art, besides innumerable samples
of all kinds of household articles
sent out as advertisements. Then
we get plenty of begging letters, too,
and circulars from hospitals and
charitable institutions asking for
gifts. Unfortunately we are not able
to sustain the reputation which the
city directory gives us by respond
ing to these calls on the family ex
chequer. - "
"The other May my wife and hor
unmarried sister went to a store in
Twenty -third street to get some visit
ing cards printed. I ought to say
that my sister-in-law does not live
within the charmed half block from
Fifth avenue. Well, both packages
of cards were delivered on the same
day. With those which came to my
wife was a beautifully bound book of
samples of note paper. Needless to
say. nothing of the sort accompanied
those which my wiie'usister received
on the same day. Te respect in
which you are held by tradesmen
seems to increase in an inverse- ratio
as the size of the number on your
doorpluto decreases." New York
Tribune. ; ' - -
Good Freight Katm.
The discovery of gold ' has been a
great thing for the Boni negroes on
tlie) Maroni river, in French Guiana.
They were terribly poor before the
placer mines were discovered in 1888.
Since then they have been getting
rich in the transport service. They
carryall freight around the rapids
to the placer diggings at the enor
mous charge of ninety francs a bar
rel. , Owing to their curious method
of computing barrels they greatly in
crease their earnings.
Each box is a barrel. Each man is
a barrel. Demuohns and handbags
are barrels. Thus they get about
200 a ton for carrying freight a dia-
tance of 180 miles, which is much
higher, than the rates on the Congo.
The miners say that $60,000 has been
distributed in the past two years in
tlie shape of five franc pieces of na
tive gold among the Bonis. Phila
Letting th. Cat Out of th. Bag.
A large manufacturer took into his
office a nephew who, toputitinildly,
was rather feeble minded. - One day
the nephew came to his uncle aud
complained of tbe head clerk, Jones,
"Uncle, what do you suppose the
head clerk, Jones, has been telling
people about me i"
"I have no idea." ; 3
- "He has been telling everybody
that I am a fool!"
"I will see him about it, and tell
hira to keep quiet about it He has
ho right to expose Hie secrets of the
office." Texas Sittings.
On. ol TIwm Awful Moncals,
' When we are telling some man of
the grand and brilliant bchemoa we
are working whereby we ere coining
money so fast that we scarcely know
what to do with it, it is a real source
of annoyance, rather than pleasure,
to call to mind tlie fact thut we are
owing him a "fiver" which we bor
rowed of him a long tune ago, but
which we cannot pay because w&
have not got that much ready cash
w our name. vuicago inmuie, j
COST OF PRODUCTION
Tne WaEarners of the United
States and England.
The United States Pays Double the
Wages of European
In production of wealth there are
two principal eleroemcnts of cost:
First II is now established beyond
controversy that the wage earners of
the United Status receive about twice
as much, on the average, as English
UlNirers receive for the same kind of
work. For instance: Official statistics
show that the weekly averages for 102
different kinds of work, representing
most of the important industries of
England, are $6 27 per week, while
for the same 102 kimls of work in the
United States the weekly avetages are
$12 05 per week.Hlmosl twice as much.
But if we take the leading industries,
such as carpenters, bricklayers, coop
ers, halters, machinists, masons, paint
ere. engineers, and njjny others, we
shall find lhat the Americau laborer
receives from two to two and one-half
times as much as does the English
laborer .'; .'. '
, Second It is also well settled and
generally admitted that of all articles
in the production of whi eh skilled
labor is required, or a ny considerable
amount ol ordinary labor is necesiary,
about 90 per cent, of the cost of pro
ducing them represents lub..r. .
Keep in mind these two facts first,
that the English laborer receives bat
half or less than half as much wages
as does the American laborer, and aec-
0-1ji n,at 10 per cent, of lbs
cost of production is labor and it
will be very eay to s;e thut the Eng
lish manufacturer can turn out his
productions at much less cost llran
can the American manufacturer.
To illustrate: Suppose some article
which is in general use costs the Amer
ican maker f 20 when placed upon the
market. Tiiis sum includes the InUir,
tbe materials and the profits. From
the fact .hat the English manufacturer
pars no more for his materials and
only half as much for his laborv it is
clear that he can produce the same
article just a good as the American's
for about half as much, or say $11. To
this snm let us add a fair profit of say
$4, and if there ia no tariff, duly to be
paid, the Englishman can place his
article npnn our market for $15, and
when tire article is placed tide by side
with the American product in our
market the Englishman has a clear
advantage of $"i over tin. American,
and other things being equal, the Eng
lishman will control the market nay,
he must do so, for customers will not,
as a rule, pay an extra- $5 for the sake
of sentiment. .. ,
There are in atich cases but two pos
sible results : First Either the Amer
ican must slop manufacturing, or,
Second He must reduce tbe wages of
his workmen lo tho English level. .
The calinity howlers are having o
harder lime of it than ever before. It
is difficult to struggle against facts.
E J ward Atkinson, the well-known
atatistienn, says in the Forum :
"There hn3 never been a period in the
history of this or afty oilier country
when the general rate of wages was as
high as it is now, or the prices of goods
relatively to tho wages as low as they
are today, nor n period when the work
man, in the sttict sense of the word,
has so fully secured to his Own use
and enjoyment such a steadily and pro
gressively increasing proportion of a
constantly incrrasijg product, .
We now have specific aud absolute
data iu respect to manufactures,. the
mechai'io arts and mining going to
prove that, through the application of
science and invention in these specific
- Mirections, those who
do the actual
work iu the sense in which the work
man uses that phrase in a lessening
number of hours aud with less ardu
ous effort secure constantly advanc
ing wages, increased purchasing
power, bet'er food and more of it.
more clothing, if not quite as good on
account of tho obstruction to the im
post of wool, and also, outside of a few
congested districts in cities, better shel
ter at lessening cost lo the occupant."
While such conditions as these exist,
tlie demagogic shrieker . uamiot ;iose
as u friend of the people, since he ad
vertises himself merely sn ignoramus.
" Read carefully the extract from the
new eltotion law on fourth png The
, ... . .1 ! ,,
mw very complicate.., especially as
t!,e coming election will be its first in.
trouuciic-n m tun siaie,
HE OIED SMILING.
Th. Foe Thut th. Deseo Hud HI BhI.
on KaMd Hit Mind at th. l.al,
. Camp Hard Luck was six months)
old, and we hadn't lost a man by
death. Now and then one had met
with an accident to lay him up for a -few
weeks, but it was a subject of
congratulation that nonmo bod actual
ly turned np his toea Almost while
we congratulated ourselves vm thin
good fortune, Deacon White took to
his bed and became seriously ill. The
deacon was a quiet, dignified hum,
who never thawed, and he was the
acknowledged peacemaker of th
camp. '. . .
The chaps just over the hill fit
Cherry Diggins were a quarrelsome,
brawling lot, and but for the efforts
of Deacon White there would have
sometimes been rows in which some
body would have got hurt.
Three days after the deacon was
taken down he sent for two or three
of u to pay him special visit.
When we had come together in his
shanty he said:, .s." ,
"Boys," I'm a very sick man. It'a
my last sickness. Fin as old man,
and I realize that I've got to go."
We knew that it was a serious case,
but yet we talked encouragingly and
tried to brace him up. ;
'Ifa no use." he protested after we
had had, .our say. .'"Pvegot to din,
and the only question is how I shall
go. If I die in my bed the boys
won't .like it. It would look too
womanish, and the fellows over the
hill would have another chance to
brag. They've had three men die,
and all died with their boots en.."'
As a matter of fact we were a lit
tle tender on that point, but we were -willing
to make an exception in the
case of the deacon. He was not a
fighting man, and he couldn't be ex
pected to get up off a dying bed and
get in the way of a bullet. We talked
and argued with him, and apparent
ly mada hint see things as we did,
and after an hour or so we returned
to-work, leaving him in thtrcare of a
man whose fool had been hurt and
who was jivt able to luarp around.
Thia was about 3 o'clock in tho af
ternoon. At about 4 o'clock a Cherry
Diggings man appeared on the crest
of the hill and begun whooping and
yelling and giving our camp tho
grand defi. Following our usual line
of conduct, we paid no attention to.
him, but he kept on seeking quar
rel, and by and by something hap
pened to startle us. We heard 1
ringing war whoop and looked up to
see Deacon White, fully dressed and
having a revolver in his hand, strid
ing up the trail. . ;
The man left with him had fallen,
asleep, and the deacon had dressed
and armed himself without anybody
being the wiser. ' He was a man six;
feet talL but he looked to be a foot
more as we saw him now. His long
black hair was blowing out behind ,
from under his hat, and the yells he
uttered as he swept up the trail sent
chills over every man of us.
The chap from Cherry Diggings
must have been dumfounded. He
ceased his shouting and stood stock
still until the deacon came within
pistol shot and opened fire. .Then he
turned to flee, but a bullet in the leg
brought him down. The deacon sou
tinued to advance, firing all the time,
when we suddenly saw him throw up
his arms and fall at full length. Only
then did any of us move. It had aln
come upon us in such a way that we
stood spellbound. When we did move
a hundred of us went together, and
in three minutes we were at the crest
of the MIL -v...:.
There lay the deacon, shot through
the heart, and there lay the Cherry
Diggings man, having four bullets in
him and dead enough before we got
there. As we looked down on the
face of the deacon we expected to SCO
it wild and distorted, but it was not
so. There was a smile there a smile
fading away into pallor as death
claimed the victory. He had died
with his boots on and saved Camp
Hard - Luck from being disgraced in
the eyes of Cherry Diggings. De
troit Free Press,
Tt. Trtatd nl th. Magpie.
A euro of Paris ia said to have en
deavored unsuccessfully to suppress a
certain regular mass that was origin
ally instituted for the repose of the
soul of a servant girl, who had been
hanged for various acts of theft, found,
subsequently to have been committed
by a inagpie. Th cure examined
the records of the church without
finding any clew to the story. I have
found the following valiant, transr
cribed from the pages of the Uni
versal Museum of May, 1764;
Friday, 18 (April?). A tablespoon,
and a small one were mussing from a.,
public, house at Limehoiise, and
servant girl was taken into custody
on suspicion of stealing the same,
but on the third day a raves was
seen to carry a teaspoon to the but,
torn of tho ground and bury it in aj
laystall, where, upon digging, they
found all three, with some shilling
and halfpence, on which the girl was
discharged. Notes and Queries.
nam to Rmow. a Pulpit Oratu.
Apropos of the discussion respect--ing
the, pulpit power of a great
preacher, the following lines by tho
late Dr. Leif child, an eminent Lon-.
don Noncomformint minister, on the:
method of dt-livering a sermon may
Beg-ia luwi i . When most impraacd : 1
fruceed low; lie slf KiaaesHel:
Ris. higher; . T spirit wml form? . v
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