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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (June 26, 1886)
CHANGES IN THE COUTH.
Corrections of Incorrect Impressions
About Southern Women.
There is an impression in llio north
?avs The Savannah (Ga.) News, tliat
ectucatctl and cultivated southern wo
men arc less ablo to take caro of them
selves when overtaken by misfortune
than northern women of the same class
arc. The impression is not well found
ed, nnd those who have it know nothing
obout southern women, and have not
had access to correct sources of infor
mation. There is another incorrect
impression entertained at the north
with respect to southern women. It is
(lint tiicy do not hold labor in as much
esteem as northern women do, and are
not so read', therefore, to undertake
to support themselves when thrown
upon their own resources.
It is doubtful if there aro in any sec
lion of country, in proportion to the
number of tlio class to winch they bo
loner, so many rclincd and cultivated
women who arc earning their own sup
port or helping to earn it as they aro
in the south. It is true, probably, that
when slavery was an institution, and
thcro was little poverty among educa
ted people, southern women of the bet
ter class were not often found engaged
in work of any kind that was not
purely a matter of choice Thcro was
no occasion to work. When misfortuno
came, however, they wero not found
wanting in any of the qualities which
wero necessary to meet the require
ments of their changed condition.
, They faced tlio situation pluckily and
hopefully and did willingly whatever
they could find to do. Everywhere in
the south, in town and country, there'
nro j'oung women educated and culti
vated, belonging to the best families
and moving in tlio best circles, who aro
quietly earning their own support, and
helping to support others despondent
upon them. They make no parado of
what thoy aro doing, and those whoso
lot is exceptionally hard, seldom com
plain. The south has mado great progress
in tho last twenty years. Slio is richer
now doubtless than ever before, llor
wealth is perhaps not so apparent as it
was in slavery times, because it is much
more generally distributed. If the
truth could bo known it would appear,
doubtless, that tho women of tho south,
by their example, solf-roliance, readi
ness, and willingness to do with their
own hands whatever becamo necessary
for them to do, and by tho encourage
ment thoy have given tlio men, have
ilono their full sliaro toward eroating
the wealth and making tho comfortable
homes that aro now to bo found in tho
south, and they aro still working, nnd
havo as profound an appreciation of
tho dignity of labor as tliero is to bo
found anywhere in tlio world.
Thoy aro not wasting any timo in re
gretting tlio past or in envying their
moro prosperous sisters of the nortli.
Thoir misfortunes and tlioir struggles
havo not robbed them of thoir beauty,
the sweetness of thoir natures, or mado
thorn loss courteous or charitable.
No, southern women aro not help
less and dopondent, and thoy arc not
wanting in esteem for labor. In all
that is bost and noblest in woman
thoy havo no superiors.
Tho Pross and Its Critics.
"Thoso horrid nowspapors!" cried a
lady who, herself incapable of editing
acceptably tho children's depHi'tmont of
a thirty-second rate country weekly,
nevertheless kindly voluntoored advioo
to tho managers of a metropolitan jour
nal.' She wanted elegance of diction,
high moral toaching, perfect integrity,
and choice miscellany, furnished at tho
cost, to her, of live cents. She know
that tho present standard of newspaper
ethics was low, and showrote a letter
packed full of instructive theology and
faultless language to tell editors how
much better they might bo.
The ross is neither a white-winged
angel nor a baleful demon.
Its representatives are working for a
living, and working very hard at that.
There aro papers which deliberately bid
for tho lowost patronage, no doubt, but
the majority would rather printserinons
than scandals, if tho former paid. Tho
hard, coldfuotroalizod byoaitors is that
failure is the one unpardonable ctImj in
tho business world. Tho good are not
always good pay. "When a gamblor or
dered a ton of coal from mo," said a
worthy coal-dealer in a mining camp,
"I know ho'd pay cash, 'but if 'twas a
minister, why, I would havo to wait for
my money." And a business must bo
made to pay; It can't bo run on sent
iment. The columns of tlio local pross
are rarely, if over, closed to tlio appeals
from tho injured or oppressed. Some
of tho llnest literary work is being dono
for newspapers to-day, rivalling in tin
Ish tho moro pretentious magazine ar
ticles. Others, of courso, aro dull,
flashy or worthless, relluctlug the com
munity in which thoy are printed pretty
faithfully. As individuals, tho news
paper men arc generous, brilliant nnd
courageous, giving life and hope, often,
to the championing of a section which
grudgingly moots thoir oxponsosi work
ing night and day with scant recog
nition, but with unconquerable buoyan
cy of spirit, in tho face of many dangers
and disappointments. Marion Jiuir in
St. Louis Magazine,
The trouble with tho ground rent In Irulfttitl
It tiut the tcnuuti cuuiUkri tU-in to-) rrlutl-
Our Excess of "Wheat.
Joseph Harris, in tho American Agri
culturist, says at present prices we
ouirht not to export, unless from the
l'ncilic coast, a bushel of wheat to
Europe. What is tlio good? The
farmers who raise the wheat work for
nothing and board themselves. The
railroads who carry it, carry it at a loss,
and try to make up tho deficiency by
charirlnsr cxhorbitant rates on local
trafllc and travel, or by selling land
Tho millers say they lose money on
flour, and consequently charge more
for mill feed.
"Hut what shall wo do with our Bur
plus wheat?" In tho lirst place, tho
surplus, lcavimr out tlio Pacific coast, is
far less than is generally supposed
According to tlio figures of tlio English
Hoard of Trade, the total imports of
wheat from tho United States into
Great Hrltain last year was 45,320,180
bushels. Of this 2G.331.024 bushels
wero from tho Pacific coast, and 18,-
08C.15G bushels from the Atlantic coast.
Tho price we get for tills 19,000,000
bushels of wheat in England deter
mines tho price of our wheat crop. If
wo cat live bushels of wheat to an in
habitant, how much moro should wo
havo to cat to use up this 19,000,000
bushels. Wo aro a great nation of G5,-
000,000 people. If wo should cat half
a bushel more wheat per annum, these
19,000.000 bushels would bo cone, and
wo should bo oalling for more, and then
wo should havo to pay, not what our
wheat is worth in Europe, less ex
penses, but wnat it Is worth in Europe,
plus cxponso of getting it here. That
is wiiat I want to see. It would bp bet
tor for farmers and consumers alike,
for when farmers do well, all tho great
industries of tlio country prosper.
'Hut wo cannot cat half u bushel
moro wheat." Well, then, give it to
tho lions. Thoy will cat it, and wo will
cat tho eggs. Thoy will lay more eggs
when fed wheat than when fed corn,
and if they do not, wo will cat up the
liens. Soriously, there is a good and
growing domand for meat of all kinds,
md while good grass is unquestionably
tho cheapest food for producing beef
and mutton, yet our cattlo and sheep
would bo nono tho worso for a little
moro grain, especially in tlio winter
'The destruction of tlio poor is their
"poverty." Many of us aro compelled
to soli our grain for whatovor it will
urinjr, though wo Know at tho same
time that wo could use it to hotter ad
vantage on tho farm. It would bring
in moro money if converted into beef,
mutton, veal, cheese and butter, and at
tlio samo time enrich our farms. Hut
wo think wo cannot allbrd to wait. In
some eases this is true; but there aro
fanners enough, ton times over, who
aro sufficiently forehanded to feed cattlo
and sheep to such an extent that our
small surplus of grain would disappear
In a few months.
Unnecessary Slaughter of Deer.
It seems almost incredible, says The
Portland Orcnonian. that, in spito of
tho laws for tho preservation of game,
there aro parlies in this stato still en
gaged in tlio business of killing deer
for their skins. Hut a gentleman who
has iust returned from the southern
portion of tlio stato says that tho slaug-
tor is extensively carried on in Douglas
and Jackson counties at the present
time. It might bo supposed that some
useless specimens of humanity would
kill door for their skins during tlio win-
tor, when there was no work to bo
feud, but it is hard to believe that any
ono could bo so utterly degraded and
worthless as to spend his time at tills
season in murdering deer for tho piti
ful pittance to bo obtained for their
skins. Tho parties who aro engaged
in this business aro known to the farm
ers, but tho latter daro not inform on
them for fear of thoir stock or oven
thomsolves being shot. Only a few
days ago a farmer whllo out hunting
for stock saw a iiuntor throw tho car
casses of six deer Into a stream, and
then throw the skins ho had strpped
from tho carcasses over his shoulder
and start for his camp, He would prob
ably receive 25 cents each for tho skins.
Tho authorities of tho above named
counties should endeavor to put an end
to this murdering business. While on
tho subject of doer it may bo well to
stato that a young man connected with
a well-known law linn of this city, in
whioh, by tlio way, there is some gouu-
ino sporting stock, whllo going out in
the country a short timo since, carrying
a rille, saw a buck and two does in a
meadow, nnd, without fear of tho game
laws before his eyes, shot and killed tlio
buck, took a good look at it to see
where the bullott struck, and then went
oil", leaving tho careas for tho coyotes.
This shows the folly of carrying fire
arms when one has no use for them.
Every summer many dogs aro killed
whllo in a tit occasioned by overeating
or being overheated. Tho tit is mistaken
for hydrophobia, when a little observa
tion will show that it does not resemble
It at all.
A dog with hydrophobia does not
run around in a circle, nor froth at the
mouth, hilt avoids people nnd runs
A pail of water thrown upon a dog in
a lit will frequently restore him.
Hydrophobia Is a very rare disease,
nnd Is moro likely to occur In cold
weather than In Mimuior.
IJAKEI) A1TLK 1'UIIDIXG.
Pare tart apples, remove the corc3
and put them into a saucepan with a
half cup of water; boil till they are soft
and thick; beat well, and stir in sugar
enough to sweeten, the juico of two
lemons, the peel of two lemons cut thin,
the yolk3 of eight eggs to twelve ap
pies; mix all together, put in a pudding
dish, cover with a crust and bake.
Heat six eggs till light, add a quart
of milk, six blanched almonds, a liltlo
lemon peel and sugar to taste. Cover
tho bottom of a pudding dish with puft
paste, pour in tho custard, grate over
it half a nutmeg and bako brown.
Make a good pasto and roll out thin;
have ready some currants, picked and
washed. Strew thickly all over tho
paste, roll it up, scald and Hour a thick
cloth, roll tho pudding in it and tio
tightly at cacli end; put into boiling
water and boil for two hours;
Chop lino a quarter of a pound of
suet and mix it with a half pound of
Hour, a few bread or cracker crumbs nnd
a little salt; when well mixed together
make it into a pasto willi a little water,
not too still; dip tlio cloth into hot
water, Hour it and tie up the pudding
tight; put into boiling water and boil
Warm a small piece of butter in half
a pint of milk; add to it two spoonfuls
of yeast, a little salt and two pounds
of Hour; let it rise one hour, knead it
well. Form into rolls and bako in a
quick oven twenty minutes.
Make a batter of Hour, milk and
eggs, stir into it any kind of fruit. Fry
in hot lard tho same as pancakes.
Let a cupful of rice stay in milk over
night; in tlio niorniug lay it around
somo apples pared and cored; put a
little cinnamon nnd lemon peel in each;
then tie in a cloth and boil well. Scrv6
witli melted butter and sugar stirred to
This would bo a glad world if every
creature in it were to do all ho could to
lessen pain and increase happiness.
It is astonishing how much suil'ering
can lio prevented by a little attention
of tho right kind at tlio right moment.
An audience of three thousand people
may bo kept in misery for two hours if
tho janitor docs no'i watch his ther
mometer; or a whole play-ground full
of well-disposed boys maybe tormented
by ono half-civilized bully. On tlio other
hand, a largo party goes off beautifully,
simply because the director of tho en
tertainment has taken thoughtful pains
to havo it go oll'so.
Somo people seem to havo a lovoly
genius for difl'using happiness around
them. Thoy aro themselves so engag
ing that only to bo near tliom is a do-
light. Most of us, however, if we would
enjoy tlio happiness of making otliors
happy, must try to do it. We must
ivoid and remove causes of pain; wo
must invent and provido tho means of
The most usual cause of failure in
this particular comes from not think-
Tlio evening lamp is distressing
a pair of aged eyes; a thoughtful person
quietly places a screen so as to shelter
them from tho piercing light.
"Why didn't I think of that?" whis
pers tlio onlooker to hiinsou. 1 hulk
ing of it is tho rare accomplishment.
Anybody can perform tho trillos of
household bonovolence; the merit lies
in not forgetting to do tliein.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, one of tho
iron kings of Pennsylvania, mentions in
his now celebrated article in tho Forum
two facts which illustrate what a little
thought may do to mitigate tho human
lot. Ono of tho workmen in tho em
ployment of his company happened to
nlludo to tlio increased cost of groceries
through having to buy on credit, wages
being paid only oueo a mouth.
'Well, said Mr. Carnegie, "why
cannot wo overcome that by pay lug
every two weeks?"
"Wo did not like to ask it," replied
tlio man, "because we havo always un-
dorstood that it would cause much
trouble; but If you do that, it would bo
worth an advauee of live per cent in our
Tho change was made at once, and
now tho custom prevails in many man
ufacturing centers of paying wagos
every week. Millions of men have do-
sired that for sixty years. A littlo
nature would havo
the boon two genera-
sullioed to bestow
From another man, at the samo iu
terviow, Mr. Cargonie was surprised to
learn that poor mon who bought a few
bushels of coal at a time paid just
twice tlio price which his company paid.
One moment's kindly thought remedied
How cay for us," said the president
of tlio company, Mto deliver coal to our
men in small quantities at cost!
So said, so done.
"And oa such ideas aro exceedingly
contagion, a very large number of iron
masters now provide their men with
the same terms.
There are a few things moro catuh-
ing than wise benevolence. It boats
the scarlet fever. Despite all appear,
nnces to the contrary, tho deepest thing
iu man is tho love he bears his fellow,
man, YouWt Companion.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholr.ionicness. Moro
oconomicnl than tho ordinary kinds, nnd
cannot oo boki in competition with tlio
multitude ot low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powiicrs. Sold only in cans.
Koyaljjaki.no I'owdek Co., 100 Wall St.,
CENTENNIAL HOTEL BAR.
E. MILLER, Proprietor.
Having fitted up tho Centennial Hotel
Bar-room, and removed my stock ot
Wines, Liquors & Cigars
to that place, I am bettor nrennrcd than
ever to entertain and regale my customers.
I keep nono but tho best of
ICanlcm Liquors, IUIliraukee. AVnllu
IVnlln, and Union Ileer.
Also, tbe Finest Brands of Cigars.
Vm eni M
OrrosiTi: Centennial Hotel.
JOHN S. ELIOTT,
Having furnished this old and popular
Hostelry with amnio room, plenty ol leed,
Rood hostlers and now buccieH, is better
nrennrcd than ever to accommodate cus
tomers. My terms aro reasonable.
Adam Chossmax, PnopitniToit.
Has now on hand and for sale tho best of
;IIEEP SKINS, ETC.
Paid for Hides and Pelts.
FEED AND LIVERY STABLE
Near tho Court House.
A. F. Benson, - - Pkoi'kietor.
Pino turnouts nnd first-class rigs for the
nccommodatioii ol tho public generally.
Conveyances lor commercial men a spe
cialty. Js"Tho accommodations lor Iced cannot
bo excelled in tho valley. Terms reasonable.
Situated tour miles west ot Union depf fc
on south sido ol tho 0. 11. it Is. Co. a ra'u-
In Comfortable Rooms.
Hoalth for tho Sick, and Rest for the
Especially adapted for tho Relief ot Wo-
mon. Jm under tlio HiiperrlKion ol ono who
has Juki thirty yenro oxprrionco.
S. F. NKW11ARD, Proprietor.
Rest Havana Filled
Five Cent Cigar.
Jones Rros., agents, Union.
E. GOLLINSKY & CO,
A Positive Cure.
MEN. .vounc. mlddle-nccd nnd old,
bIheIo or married, nnd all who Buffer with
Nervous Debility, Spermatorrhea, Seminal
Losses, Sexual Decay, Fniliu Memory,
Weak Eyes, stunted development, lack ol
energy, impoverished oioou, pimples, im
pediments to marriage; also blood and skin
diseases, eypiiiiiii, eruptions, imir lulling,
bono palm. HtYolliiiEH, soro throat, ulcem.
effects ot mercury, kidney and bladder
troubles, weak hack, burnim: mine, incon
tinence, Koiiorrluru, sleet, stricture, receive
iteiirchini: treatment, prompt, relict and
euro lor lit.
IIotii St:xus consult confidentially. If In
trouble, call or write. Delay are danger
ous. Call at once; '.'B year experience. Term.
Ctuh. Otliio hours b' ii. iu. to 8 p, iu.
DR. VAN MONCISCAR,
ja-J -iai Third St.. Portland, Oregon.
i WARM MINERAL BATHS. lONFs
MITCHELL & LEWIS CO.,
Factory, Racine, Wis.
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, PHAETONS
Buckboards, Road Carts, Spring Wagons, Etc.
CANTON LdPPEIl PLOWS, HARROWS. ETC..
Gl CHILLED PLOWS. AND IDEAL FEED MILLS.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND TRICE LIST. FREE.
MITCHELL & LEWIS GO,, Limited.
192-194 Front St., Portland, Oregon. .
E. M. FURMAN, Agent
HOWLAND & LLOYD,
Main Street; Union, Oregon.
Keen constantly on hand a larco sunnlv of Parlor nnd Rod Room Sets. Red-
umg, jjcsks, uince iurnmire, etc.
1 . .. ----o 1 1
Lounges, Mattresses, and all Kinds of
rocsries, Tobaccos and Cigars.
Variety and Fancy Goods,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
Musical Instruments, Picture Frames, Rird Cages, Baby Carriages, Etc.
Candies, Nuts and Fruits, Schsol Books, Stationery, Periodicals, Novels,
Etc., of Every description.
Orders from all parts of tho country
Jones Bros., .Ajptis'fcs.
All Kinds of Fhotopi) fork
New Soenery and Accessories Just Received.
All Work Warranted
VIEWS OF RESIDENCES
Branch, Portland, Orep.
of and Dealers iu
in the Best Style.
Furniture mado to order. Your patron
promptly attended to.
Done iu a Soperior Manner. .
to Give Satisfaction.
TAKEN ON APPLICATION.