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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1886)
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In concluding nn article ndvising tho
farmers of Louisiana to try tho cultivn
lion of tobacco, The New Iberia Enter
prise says: "All great achievements in
agriculture, as well as in art and sci
enco, aro tbo result of experiment
Without it wo would now have no steam
boats, no railroads, no telegraphs, no
tconn cables, no telephones, no instan
tancouslv taken pictures, no electric
lights in brief, not one of tho number
lcs3 discoveries and inventions of tho
nineteenth ccnturv. If wo would not
remain as mere milo and finger posts
to show tho distances and point out
tho directions to be taken by a more
enterprising people, we must dance to
the music of nroercss. as do all whoso
energy and good sense make them for
The farm of Hon. David M. Clough,
of Canterbury, tho well-known "corn
king," comprises 600 acres, and follows
tho fertile bank of tho Mcrrimac river
for one mile. Among tho productions
Df this season are: Corn in tho ear,
B.OOO bushels: oats, 1,000; potatoes
500. and hav. 150 tons. Tho farm has
100 head of neat stock and 8 horses
for CO years no intoxicating liquors of
anv kind, or cider, have been allowed
as a beverage. Distinguished ngricul
turists call this the best farm in tho
Mcrrimac v.illoj. In addition to tho
homestead, Col. Clough owns COO acres
Df land in Canterbury, Boscawcn, and
Northiicld. and larco tracts in Wilmot
and London, in all about 1,500 acres.
Latest reports from tho Canadian
Northwest placotho quantity of export
able wheat at between 7,000,000 and
8,000,000 bushels. This amount was
intended for transportation by way of
Port Arthur and tho lakes to the pro
vinces of Ontairo and Quebec. At Tort
Arthur arnplo accomodation is provided
by ono elevator with a capacity of 1,
350,000 bushels, another of 833,000
bushels, and two lint warehouses with
a storage capacity of 500,000 bushels.
Some part of tho wheat was expected to
bo ground in Winnopeg, whero largo
mills exist, with a combined capacity of
1,600 bushels por day.
By a recent law in Indiana, any per
son who knowingly permits Canada
thistles to grow and maturo upon his
land, or land under his charge, is liable
lo a lino of not less than S5, or more
than $20, and double t ho amount for a
second oflensc. Subject to tho same
fines aro supervisors of the highways of
tho state who allow theso thistles to
grow on an' road in tiicir districts; or
roadmasters of railway lines, through
whoso negligenco theso thistles grow
nbout stations or along tho right of way
under their supervision,
Lato English papers contain an order
from tho privy council which requires
every local authority in England, Wales
nnd Scotland to slaughter within two
days of tho existence of tho discaso be
coming known to them, all swino
nTci'ted with swino fover, and all swino
' which have been in contact with such
nll'cclcd swino, tho compensation in the
former case being lixcil at one-half tho
vnluo of tiie animal, and in tho latter
case at tho full value.
By tho exporlinonts of a Gorman
scientist to ascertain tho lowest tcinper
nturo ut which seeds aro capable of
germinating, it was shown that rye ami
winter wheat and tho turnip germinated
ivt 512 degrees; barley and oats showed
their cotyledon at tho samo degree of
tomperature, but tho rqst did not start
until !t5 degrees wero ranched; Indian
corn at 18 degrees, llax, tho pea, clovor,
nnd asparagus at H5 degrees; tho bean
mid currant at 118 degrees.
The legislature of South Carolina lias
npporlloned $1,000, in ordortliat a prac
tical test may bo niado in tho culturo of
tobacco. A premium of $50 is to be
given to ono farmer in each county, and
it premium of $100 to tho fnnnor report
ing tho host result. Tho selection is to
bo made by a committee of three prac
tical fanners in each county, appointed
by tho commissioner of agriculture.
Pears have been cheaper nnd moro
plentiful in Boston this season than
over beforo in tho history of tho city.
Varieties that brought $8 per bushel a
few years ago sold for $1 last fall. Tho
gardon culturo cf pears lias greatly in
creased in all Now England states dur
ing tho past twenty years. So many
pours aro sent into somo of tho towus
that thoy bring no moro than apples.
Tho yield of tho Florida orango crop
will bo very near 900,000 boxes. Tho
boxes will average 105 to 170 orangos
that is, Mandard boxes. Last season
tho standard box held 180, tho season
previous only about 100. Tlioro is less
rust than over known before. Tho
fruit io larger, brighter, and smoother
than last year. As to price, tho grower
will got from $1.75 to $2 per box.
Tho Arabs .still continuo to obtain but
ter in the primitive fashion of throe
thousand years ago. When traveling
they milk their camels at dawn, and
ufter titeir morning moal put tho residue
in a ehoepsklu bug and resume their
journoy. Tho jolting received en route
docs the churning and butter is ready
at tho night encampment.
To oncourugo tho eroctlon of tasteful
buildings ou tho now fair-ground', at
Columbus, O., for tho display of agri
cultural exhibits, tho board of agricul
ture of that state offers $1,000 in pre
miums, divided as follows; First pre
mium. $5C9i fccoond. $300; third. $itJ.
Tho buildings must uo completed ou or
beforo July 1, 18SG.
Tho honey crop of California this year
was a very poor one. At Santa Anna
last year, tho average product of honey
per colony was 210 pounds, but it has
fallen to an average of about 30 jiounda
for tho crop of 1885.
l no vintage in nearly nil tno vine
growing districts of Hungary has been
unusually largo this season, and tho
grapevines arc in a very promising con
dition for another large crop.
An American gentleman has been ap
pointed by the king of Corea to be chief
farmer in his kingdom, with a view of
introducing American vegetables into
A Danubian correspondent writes to
The St. James a Gazelle tho following;
Nowadays wo often meet m print
allusions to tho similarity botweon Ire
land and Hungary. As a matter of fact,
the similitude not only does not run on
all fours, but lias not even a leg to stand
Hungary and Austria never had any
constitutional connection as nations, ex
cept that tho king of Hungary happened
to bo also emperor or sovereign of tho
so-called hereditary states. These latter,
beforo 1818, ns after 1819 and until 18GQ,
did not possess any representative insti
lotions; and when, after the Italian war
of 1859, an attempt was made to create
a common parliament for tho whole
monarchy, Hungary refused to join it;
her own historical national diet having
nourished up to 1819, and being restored
partially in I860 and completely in 1SC7
Thus tho constitutional history of Aus
tna-IIungary is utterly different from
that of Great Britain and Ireland. But,
if possible, still greater aro tho ethno
graphical differences in tho two cases
In Hungary various races exist, but no
"Austrians" whatever. Its German
population, partly of ancient nnd partly
of comparatively modern immigration,
sprang from Thuringia, from Suabia,
and othor portions of tho Germanic em
pire outside of Austria, and, except the
so-called Saxons of Transylvania, they
aro more Hungarian than tno Magyars
themselves. All tho othor races inhab
iting Hungary, aro distinct from tho
non-German population of Austria.
Somo of them belong to tho great Slavonic
family, while others, such as tho Wal
achians, are not at all represented in
Austria, even by a cognato race. As
for tho Magyars of Hungary, they aro
almost completely isolated in Europe,
having but a distant affinity to Finns and
Turks. There aro thus, so to speak, no
English in Hungarj', if tho Austro-Ger
mans bo compared to tho English; and
it may bo said that (hero are no Irish in
Hungary, if tho latter bo considered asa
race subjugated by Britons. The Hue
garian opposition, after tho revolution
of 1819, was composed of tho wliolo na
tion, comprising, with scarcely an cx
ception, all its various nationalities; am
ts leaders wero Magyars, distinct in
blood and language from any nationality
to bo found in the neighboring state.
In Ireland, on tho other hand, tho op
position is factional; almost as many
Irish livo in Great Britain as in Ireland:
while thero exist loyal Britons in tho
Emerald islo. In short, there is not a
point of ethnological reseniblaneo be
tween tho caso of Ireland and that ol
Hungary, up to IS 18, was about tho
freest and ihomI prosperous country in
Europe; having a sparse population and
a superabundance of natural produco.
Hungarians have a great historical past;
.they enjoyed constitutional rule and
privileges, nnd naturally, therefore, they
wished to keep their independence. In
which ot incso points is tnero any
llkone.vs botweon Hungary and Ireland?
Evidently in none. By forco of cireutn
stances, Hungary hud nctuallv to re-
nouneo. in 1807. a not inconsiderable
part of her independence; but, even as it
is, tlioro exists no representative insti-
tutions common to both Hungary and
Austria at this moment, and only tho
administration of war, foreign affairs,
and certain departments of ilnaueo
such us customs, etc,, aro centered in
tho same ministers for botli countries.
Tho so-called delegations aro separate
bodies for tho two stetes; thoy never
deliberate together, ami only in a very
exceptional caso is it provided that they
should vote together. The bond of
union which has so long subsisted bo-
tweou lroland and Great Britain through
thelr common parliament lias never
come into existence m tho case
Now, to abolish tho state of things
that bus prevailed for generations is a
very different thing from the restoration
of a form of government that had unin-
torrupted authority for centuries, and
wis only suspended for ten years; as
.uuppenou reganiiug national ruio m
1 ... .1 .. - 1 t.. A 1 , I- I
Hungary, noiu in abeyance from WW
In 1K.V.1. mid tliim smwirsniliiil hv tnurn I
... ... .. v ......
absolutism. J ho well-informed mind
sirlviw in vnln to Itit upon any single
instance in wlileb the positions of Ire-
land and Hungary are alike. A wit,
however, might suggest that tho two
conn tries aro very mucn attxo, iwoaiuo 8Uphurlo nchl, show no trace of altera
Hungariaand llibcrnla, like Monmouth tIon Tho product is said to havoro-
mul Muccuon. n?gi with tno samo letter.
A Trlfliutr Matter
Mother (making up tho list) I don't
know. Clara, about inviting voumr Mr.
do Hobsuli. His romitatlon is far from
Daughter But his gloves nro spot-
less, mamma, and Iw danrcfl beautifully,
.Veto York Sun,
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Ellen Tcrrv, the actress, is so much
Jut of heath as to distress her friends,
Mmc. Patti generously speaks of
N'icolini'a sons as "my children." "
Many a man finds out after hi3 mar
ringo to a pretty girl that what he
thouglitwas a thing of beauty io a jawcy
Oscar Wililc declares tnat no can sec
ingcls where other men sec only llcsh
mil blood. A slaughter-house must
ook like heaven to him.
A society of lady artists in San Fran-
:isco doesn t know whether to call it
self "lady artists" or "women nrtists."
The momentous question is to be sub
mitted to a board of arbitrators.
The net of Miss Mullen, of Summit,
tf. Y., who eloped with a blind man,
night bo construed as an indication
:hat she was not particularly attractive
n appearance. Still, any m:in who
Miss Maud Howe is a striking look
ng woman, with an "exquisitely-turned
law, a perfect neck, and an artistic
acad, round which she binds a wreath
A ivy in the stylo of the winner of the
Women own fully $25,000,000 of the
B150.000.000 of the street-railway stock
n this country. Masculine passengers
ivill now understand why everybody
;vho isn't a woman must hold on to the
itraps, and why street-ears wait so long
or feminine passengers.
"When languid cattle moo, and all
.lie land is dim with cvenfall, I know
nvy Kate is waiting mo expectantly ex
pectantly," writes James Whitcomb
Etilcy. That may bo tho caso now, but
;vill Kate bo waiting expectantly at so
jarly an liour once she shall havo become
Mrs. Riloy? Don't poets ever attend
It is predicted that in tho course of
;lic next five years, tho steel nail will
3avo as completely supplanted the iron
aail as the steel rail lias its iron prede
cessor. Already one-half of the nails
manufactured in Wheeling aro made of
itcel, and the machinery and plant nec-
ssary for their manufacture aro being
let up in every nail center and in nearly
jvery nail foundry. It is said that steel
aails can bo made about 10 cents per
icg cheaper than those made of iron,
von whore tho manufacturer has to
purchase his ingots.
The Pekin steamship, recently arrived
it San Francisco brings news of the
spread of cholera in Japan. Between
Sept. 5 and Oct. 30, 104 cases occurred
it Yokohama city, and of theso 09 wore
fatal. Several dozens of cases were also
reported from inlying districts, with
ibout tho same proportion of fatality.
cVltogothor tho Japanese papers report
i, -I'M cases ns Having occurred since tlio
lirst appearance of the disease up to the
.caving of tho Peking, of which 1,51!),
Di' at least 00 per cent., were fatal. The
majority of theso cases and deaths wero
n the ken of Nagasaki.
A Cliineso sheep-herder employed by
Mr. Johnson, whoso place is on tho
lorlh fork of John Day's river, hud
ough light with a bear lately. Bruin
was hungry, and visited Mr. Johnson's
?oral for a supply of fresh mutton. John
lid not boliovo in such pilfering and
tried to slay his visitor with an ax. Tho
bear had too much Sullivan-like science
for tho Chinaman, and knocked him out
with an upper vat. Not being fond of
L'hineso meat, he left John for dead and
curried off a sheep. Tho Chinaman
'lime toin an hour and pluckilv drove
;he sheep eight miles to tho ranch.
Salem (Oregon) Statesman.
Bemnrking upon the nparent phenome
non ot the unusual large size of the sun
.md moon, in rising or sotting, Stroob-
liit points out the common error that
intervening objects enable an observer
to better estimate the real size of tho
heavenly bodies, in that tho same effect
is visible at sea, and indicates tho fallacy
M several othor theories. There are,
asserts, two real causes ofthephe
homenon in question, both purely physio
logical one, tho greater sensitiveness
of tho eye to angular magnitudes near
H horizon; tho other, a direct effect of
the feebler light in' tlio enlargement of
tho pupil, which, it would seem, tends to
magnify objects, oven when artilieially
produced. Thus it is shown by expori
moms that the distance between two
luminous points within a room suffers
the same apparent change as in the con-
stollations, when, without altering tho
distance from tho eve, tho altitude is
Much is said in favor of tho new kind
of bricks made from tho wnsto sands of
asa factories, which often neeumulnto
sut,i, irg0 quantities as to occassion
nmci, inconvenience. For utilization in
this wnVi tho S!Uui Jg 8Ubf0ct to tin im
,nonso hydraulio pressure, ami then
bnkodln fumacos at n high toniporature
BO Il3 lo iiroiuicu uwk'ks oi various tonus
,m1 dimentlons, of a uniform white
coi0,.f wj,!ca nro composed of almost
miro 6iilx. Tll0 crushing load is from
lwo to three tons por square inch. The
ut.ieks(( wl0n vmeo i(l ohlorhvdrio and
warkblo solidity and tenacity, it is not
affected by oven the heaviest frosts, or
tho notion of " or rain, it resist
vorJ' Wfc' tcmporaturoa, provided no
m,x ls "resent, it is vory light, its spool
iio gravity being only 1.5; and, being of
o www color, lorms pleasing
nrchitectural combinations with otlicr
Thought onco awakened docs not
igain si u mbcr. Carlyl c.
Wo arc haunted by an ideal life, and
It is because we have within us tho be
;inning and the possibility of it- Phil
Ono beautiful soul is tho door through
ivhicli ono enters to tho society of all
;rue and pure souls. Emerson.
Every human being is intended to have
i character of his own, to bo what no
Dtlicr is, to do what no other can
All one's life is n music, if one touches
;hc notes rightly and in time. Buskin
His heart was as great as the world
Dut thcro was no room in it to hold the
memory of a wrong. Emerson.
All true science begins in the love, not
;ho dissection, of your fellow-creatures
md it ends in tiie love, not the analysis
if God. rvuskin.
Ko fountain is so small but that heaven
may bo imaged in its bosom. Haw
I here are thousands willing to do
Treat things for one willing to do
nnall tiling. MuoDonald.
The disposition to give a cup of cold
water is fur nobler property than' the
ancst intellect. rHowells.
Wo are nearer neighbors to ourselves
ilian whiteness to snow, or weight to
Ivothmg makes a man strong liko
all upon him for help. MacDonald.
Mr. Allen Dodworth lias published in
manual of dancing explicit instructions
is to tho proper attitude towards your
partner (feminine) in round dance?
Many young gentlemen might prolit by
ollowing Mr. Dodworth's rules, and by
inking timely warning by these addl
One arm is cnougli to put around tho
ady at ono time. The ambidextrous
position known in tho west as tho "dou
dIo hug" is neither refined nor pleasing
tho eye. or is it necessary; tho
foung ludy will not try to get away
mtil tho music stops, if her partner is
You will notice, sometimes, at fire
aien's balls, that somo of the gentlemen
nold their partners much as if they were
i rti i , .
aosc. xne men mat Keep uiem at a
distance ns if they wore the fire, aro
Do not squeeze tho young lady while
lancing. If it is necessary toyour hap
piness to embrace her it is bettor taste to
:hoose a retired part of tiie conservatory
lfter the dauco is over. Tho snapping
i ribs around the ball room irritates tho
While avoiding undue compression of
four partner, do not allow her to forget
hat you are there. Unless your rudder
ins been temporarily unshipped, it is
rour duty to steer. If she will not allow
,Tou to do so, it is proper to ask her to
;akc you to her mother.
Itis in this country the lady's privilege
stop waltzing when sho is tired. Tho
man may keep on until sho stops. If
io has a pedometer in his trousers pock
Jt ho should not look at the dial until
ifter ho lias taken her to a seat. To
3till it out at the end of a long waltz and
lnnounco the miles is a bud form.
Equally ill-bred is it to mop tho brow os
,entuUously nnd say "Gosh." Life.
Told Him So.
The occupants of a sleeping car on a
oad running into Chicago were cleaned
)ut by a thief a few nights ago. Among
ho victims was a Detroitor. In the
Horning, when the losses became known,
;ho conductor went through tho car to
iiko down names and ainouts.
"What was your loss?" asked thoDc
;roitor of his scat-mate.
"It was $17, but I shall say 150
A'hat was yours?"
"Only $13, and I shall give in tho true
"You're a fool to do it!"
"Well, I only want what I lost."
When the conductor came along ho in-
"Well, gents, give mo names and
"My name is Smith, of Milwaukee,
md 1 lost just $150.50," replied tho ono.
"All right all right; company will
promptly make good the loss.
"My name is Blank, qf Detroit," rc-
alled tho Detroitor, "and mv loss was
"Thirteen dollars, oh? All right. Tho
ompany will make a rigid investigation
Df your ease! Somothing very suspicious
ibout it, very! You may bo tho chap
ivho did tho robbing. Free Press.
The Nicaragua Canal.
Tills country sat by quietly
watched work proceod on tho Panama
janal, from two reasons: First Wo
fenow that we could always buy tho
anal from tho company, if it wore
:ompleted; and second Beeauso many
never believed it could ba built. It is
different with tho Nicaragua canal,
l'hat can bo built, and If it is built by
tho Empire of Germany, wo ennnot
hope to buy it at any price. It will bo
necessary to take ll by force; in othor
words go to war. The oxpenso of a
jingle week of war with Germany
would complete tho canal in tho most
porfoot manner; and its construction by
tho Uunlted States would save tho
thousands of lives nm tho infinite
amount of bud blood which a war would
:ost. Sun Francisco Chronicle.
FIL'LL, IlOLIJKIt FS.OIJIC
rAKES TIIE LEAD
Wherever it has been tried,
For Snlo hy nil tho Lending IJcnlcrn
W. T. Wmoirr.
Does a General Banking Businoss. Buys
and sells oxclmnge, and discounts com
Collections carefully nttontled to, nnd
toy aifl Feefl
OrrosiTE Centennial, Hotel.
JOHN S. ELIOTT, - rUOPIUETOR.
Hnvinc furnished this old nnd tinnnlnr
hostelry with ample room, plenty of feed,
;ood hostlers and now buggies, is better
prepared tlinn ever to accommodate cus
tomers. My terms nro rensonnble.
Adam Ciioss.man, I'iioi'iiietoii.
Has now on hand nnd for sale tlio best of
SHEEP SKINS, ETC.
Paid for Hides nnd Pelts.
Corner Mnin nnd A Streets, Union.
L MILLER, - - - Proprietor.
Keeps always on hand the finest brands of
The very best Lncor nnd Bock Bcnr in
tlio market, at UG cents a quart. Beer and
lunch 2C cents.
A tino billiard tublofor tho nccoinmodn-
tion of customers. Drop in nnd bo socia
FEED AND LIVERY STABLE
Near the Court House.
A. F. Benson, - - I'nor-iiiETon.
Finn turnouts nnd f1mt.r.lnaa rim frv.. n.n
accommodation of tlio public generally.
Conveyances for commercial men n tmo-
Hsf Tho accommodations for feed ennnot
be excelled in tlio valley. Tonus reasonable.
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
IlENIlV STIIIKElt, . - PnoPIUETOK.
SfiOrders from any nnrt of tlio vnllov
will receiv.o prompt attention. I havo on
hand somo very lino BOCK BEER. Dmn
in nnd sample it.
PONY STEVENS. PROP.
Tlio travoling public will nlenso tnko no
tice that, in addition to piy saloon in
North Powder, I have opened n Ihnt-clivKs
RESTAURANT, nnd respectfully solicit a
thnro of the public uatronago. Tho tables
win always ho supplied ith tno
BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS,
nnd no jmins will lie spared to niako my
tall ou mo, eat, drink iintl be happy.
Two doors south of Jones Bros.' store.
J. M. Johnson,
Hair cutting, shaving nnd slinmnoolns
done neatly and in tho best style.
CITY v MEAT v IA1ET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
.Rouins & Benson, - - I'noi'nnrrons.
Keep constantly on hand
BEKF. PORK. VEAL. MUTTON, SAU-
SAGE, HAMS. LARD, ETC.
Dan. F. Mooiu:,
A well htockod bar in connection with
the hotioe, and none but the bunt brands
of liquors and cigars kept.
LARUE SAMPLE ROOMS for tho ac
commodation of coiunnjrcial travelers.
IIOWLAND & LLOYD,
Main Street, Union, Ore.
Keep constantly on hand a lnrgo supply
of Parlor nnd Bed Room sets, Bedding,
Desks, Olllco Furniture, etc.
UpholNtcrlns Doiio In tho Hot Style
Lounges, Mattresses, nnd nil kinds of
Furniture mado to order.
Corner Main nnd C Strcots, Union.
All kinds of photographic work done in n
superior manner, nnd nccording
to tho latest and most
Views o residence taken en spDli
cfction. 5S5A11 work wnrrnntcd to glvo satisfac
tion. JONES BRO i?, Props.
",v7Vl can gave From $50 to SKO on tho
JL OU purchase of nn instrument by
XV. T. M'ltinilT, Agent. Union, Ogn
Buy the IEuyward
Everybody should havo thorn. Men,
women or children can uso thorn. Thou
sands of dollars worth of property saved
every day. They don't freeze, nro not in
jurious to llesh or fabric, and nro nlwnys
ready. You cannot afford to bo without
G. J. Becht, Gen. Agent, 124 Market St.,
San Francisco, Cal. Cook & Dwight, Agts.,
La Grande, Oregon.
D. B. REES,
OFFICE State Land Oilicc building,
Union, Union County, Oregon.
.Rest Havana Filled
5 Five Cent Cigar. 5
Jones Bros., agents, Union.
E. GOLLINSKY & CO.
KEY WEST Imported Havana Cigar.
Corner of Main and B streots, Union.
VARIETY AND FANCY GOODS,
GENTS' FfJUNISIIINfJ GOODS.
Glnsewnro, Sfusicnl Instruments, PicturS
i' nunos anil l'lotures, Moulding,
Bird Cngoo, Baby Car
Candies and Nuts,
Stntionnrv, School Books, Periodicnia,
0 Novels, otc, of ovtry dugoription.
ALL KINDS OF FRESH FRUITS
Always on hand.
Wo keep constantly on hnnd overytliinf
usually kept in n first class variety more.
Siu'Orders f$oui any part of tho country
will'be promptly attended to.
Organs -Jj ffl