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UNION, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1888.
A Rascally Hoarder Robs
House, ami Leaves.
A SEVERE WIND STORK.
BaptUt HIliAe Association KmlgrnuU
ArtirlnR O. K. G., CompAny K.
Sept. lOtli, 18S8.
Mr. Jus. Ferguson, of Baker, avus in
town on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Downie, of Union,
paid a visit hero on Monday.
Mrs. Whito has returned. She did
not go to California as reported.
The Cracker creek road will bo com
pleted to the summit by Saturday.
Van Tatton's mill enterprise has
suspended owing to 6omc litigation.
Several families have moved into
town from the mills on Anthony creek.
Drs. Strange and White, dentists of
La Grande, were in town dining the
A young child of Mr. and Mrs.
Taulson, of Rock creek, died on Fri
day. The Baptist Bible Association held
a three days session here, closing on
f Mrs. Thos. O'Bryant has gono to
Salem on a visit to her husband ut the
f Mr. T. L. Smith is erecting a nice
cottage on his ranchc ono mile south
More horf c and foot-racing hero on
Sunday. A largo crowd was in at
tendance. The Shaw Bro's. have received a
new steam power and are making up
Ed. Gardner is now at the mill in
care of his brother-in-law, TIioh. Busby,
The festive watermelon, that great
levelcr of humanity, has gone "where
the woodbine twincth."
Mr. Fred Jenning, furniture man of
Portland, was here on Wednesday in
the interests of his firm, Jenning
Mr. Dye, the blacksmith, has leased
the shop of Joo Carroll and will herc
. after conduct the business on hi6 own
' t account.
Emigrant trains arriving here arc of
almost daily occurrence, bound for
' Willametto valley and Washington
Mr. Geo. Bobier returned from his
camp in the mountains on Monday.
He expects to complete his contract
within the specified time.
Mrs. Schcll is rfillicted with paralysis
of the oesophagus. Alarmiiigcsymp
tnnis on Sunday caused much uneasi
ness among relativesQind friends.
Mr. Jas. Gates has so far recovered
as to be able to get on the streets once
more by the aid of crutches. Many
sympathizing friends anxiously await
h'Q complete recovery from his long
and tedious confinement.
A terrific wind storm carrying all
the alkali dust in this region struck
tliis place Wednesday evening, demol-
ishini: sheds, out buildings and bams
oversown. No one was injured,
but several horses and cows narrowly
A special meeting of "K" company
has been ordered by Capt. White at
their armory on Sunday afternoon
next, the pujposc of which, is drill and
C' to take measurements for uniforms.
All members are expected to bo pres
ent without any failure.
A "sleek" individual by tho name of
Chas. Brooklin, who has been em
ployed at Stoddard's mill since Marcli
last, and boarding at Mr. Charlies'
eomo two miles distant from the m
suddenly disappeared from the gaze of
Mr. Charnes owing him some $70 us a
3 board bill, taking along a valuable
silver watch and all the money and
other valuables ho could lay his hands
on, betides borrowing all tho loose
specie of his fii'iids in tho neighbor
hood. Lie was latt st en in North Pow
der on Thursday evming and has
piobably gone East. A warrant is out
for his Wrest and tro iial times await
him if overtaken and returned neic.
A J AX.
'Sept. 17, 1888.
Wn hud a nice shower of rain the
If vmi want a cool breeze, como to
Mr. A. E. Imblcr has been very ill
for the last few days,
Grandma Stamen's health is very
rtnor thin summer.
Mr. John Wbitmoro hsgono to tho
Wallowa on a business trip,
Thos. lluckman came homo from
the thresher, ick, and remained homo
or a few dav, hut U better now.
Mr. Blum mado Summcrvillo a Hy
ing visit last Wednesday. Hid lieallli
U improving rapidly. Ho 1ms gained
twenty-five pound, !nct he left hero.
Mr. Samuel Cochran and family.
Mrs. Milton Ooclinm ami family und
Mt. 'inner ami ton mid Mr Corpu
took miimiT. Friday Aveiiliitf, Will)
Un. 1'h b. Hucki.imi Ml' foil IUT
m4 i wW huh to h f" y
Written for the Scout.
OKMS OF AUTUMN.
I saw the sun hang iiuiverini; In the west,
Tlint iilly shifts along tin- mountain's breast,
Tho fartlic.it dome tho lingering sun-rays
Then loth to llec, sink softly down to rest.
The rush of Life nrouml me seemed to cease,
Ami all was still, save Nature' symphonies;
Tho air was mingled with the breath of
Anil Love's soft voice was whispering in the
Anon the stars stole to the deepened blue,
Anil decked its bosom with their radiant
The clouds dispersed, their beauty to re
new, As flowers fold up the fragments of tho
What skill can paint, or fiery tongue can
The great transtif-uration of the dying day?
We look, our souls before the scenes rebel,
For earth is but a stranger by the way.
The shaddows deepen, with tho deepening
The dead leaves rustle in the trembling
The sky is decked with starry bars of white
TJiat bend away like branches of the trees.
Is there a silence- half so deep, profound,
That drops Its mantle o'er the lonely tomb?
Is there a tinge of beauty to be found,
That glows within the impassioned flower's
That can approach this beauty of the night,
With darknes crowned, and yet so pure
All Nature i-i icstatic with delight;
The soul e'er revels in the rapturous scene.
And now the mo"ii, the queen of this array,
Comes blushbigup behind thecaslern hills;
She spreads her mantle o'er the scenes of
And every homo with rest and comfort
The bird's wild notes arc hushed for this
And Love asks naught but silence most su
preme; Here every whisper softly floats above,
And lends delight to all our fondest dreams.
The silvery banks like waves upon the sea,
Arise and fall; the hazy distance seems
To ebb and flow ; and til unbroken, free,
She showers in radiance down, her silver
The sky appears a casket lined with blue,
Wherein is dropped all Nature's choicest
The realm of Heaven spread out for me,
Where all Life's gems are leaped in starry
11. W. Huffman,
Union, Or,, Sept. 15, 188S.
O. N. G. Notes.
Headquarterb Thikd Hi
Infantky, The Dam
O (iENEHATj ORDERS NO. 10.
I. The different companies of this
regiment will assemble at their armo
ries for quarterly inspection and mus
ter, on(he dates nQmcd below:
Stall and non-commissioned staff,
drum corps and C Co., on Friday, Sep
tember 28, at 8 :30 . m. They will bo
inspected by the colonel of this regi
ment. 1 B Co., Wednesday, Sept. 2G, at 8 :.10
r. M., to bo inspected by Capt. J. N.
D Co., Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 j si.,
to be inspected Iry Capt. II. McFarland.
E Co., Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 i M.,
to bo inspected by Capt. Wm. Warren.
CP Co.. Wednesday, Sept 2G, at 8 i si.,
to bo inspected by Licut.-Col. A. B.
II Co., Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p. m.,
to be inspected by Capt. G. M. Richey.
I Co., Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 i si.,
to be inspected by Muj. F. S. Ivanhoo.
K Co., Satuiday, Sept- 2. at 8 p. si.,
to bo inspected by Capt. J. A. White.
II. Tho different inspectors will
mako a personal count of guns and
uniforms, and will make a written re
port on unserviceable guns, stating
how they conld bo repaired and made
III. No officer or enlisted jnan will
be excujd from this inspection, ex
cept in case of sickness or abtcnce
from tlm s'ato.
IV. Inspectors will endeavor to get
thtir reports to these headquarters
without tho usual delays.
By ordor of
CI1AS. E. MORGAN,
JOS. P. FITJ5 GERALD,
n 1st. Lit ut. and Adjt.
THi; I It IIUSIX1&.4 JIDOJ1INO.
Probably no one thing ban cautcd such a
general revival of trado at Wright, drug
store as ihrir giving away to their custo
mers of no many free trial bottles of Dr.
King's New discovery for Consumption.
Their trade Is simply enormous in this very
valuable article from the fact that it always
enrca and nevi'r dUappulnts. Cough,
Coldn, Asthma, llronchltii, Croup and id
throat and lung dUtttt.es quickly tared.
You can let It before buying by gettlug a
trial Uittlo freo, larje Ue f I. Every bottle
KAOLH COOI'KK SHOP,
H. II. Aylun, proprietor. Mnufuo
Hirer of lmUr mm) miuI ktu. A
I tiPPly always m nmi. nnop
A Grand Ball to be Given on .the
28th, bv the Band.
Iteceipt or the Confessional Kutnvwny
Tonm ltal)nll Mutters.
Misi Child, of Walla Walla, is mak
ing Cove acquaintances a visit.
Mrs. Jas'. Whito and Mrs. Baker, of
Union, wcie guests of Mrs. N. Newell,
Wm. Garland, of La Grande, is rc
finishing and repairing the insido of
Jas. llendershott's residence.
Henry Lynch, just in from Burnt
river, says stock is doing well, tho
ranges not being near so dry as is the
case in this section.
Notwithstanding tho dryness, A. J.
Foster has an apple tree in full bloom.
The sumo trco has homo ono crop of
fruit this season.
Tho public school building is re
ceiving a trcsli coat 01 paint wmcn
greatly improves its appearance.
School will begin October 1st.
While threshing at H. II. French's
last week tho horses on tho power be
camo frightened and part ran away.
One was very severely hurt.
G. L. Keller went to Hilgard this
week and has secured employment
logging for the saw mill company on
tho upper Grande Rondo river.
Dr. E. J. Thomas has gono to the
coast. Ho expects to locate perma
nently if a profitable location is found.
This leaves our community without a
William Martin, tho popular young
vender of choico monts, is hauling ma
terials for building a dwelling house
for his own accommodation, near
Tho students of Leighton practice
baseball nearly every day on their
grounds. No club in the county
would have much trouble in arranging
a match game with them.
Jas. Hulick and wife were visiting
relatives in town this week. Jim says
his crops were very promising, but
when the grain was well up myriads
of squirrels descended from tho hills,
like wolves on tho fold, and harvested
the crop. '
Mr. .Tas. Mortran. tho base ball nlav-
. . .i . . : . : . ,-.S
cr, WHO KpUUb BUIIIU IIIIIU Jll (WID
waiting tho event of a Union baFcbull
tournament, has gono to Pendleton
where he expects to play with the Pon
dlctdns tho rest of tho season. The
gentleman is a skillful player.
Tho Cove sports now amuso them
selves by enticing some of their num
ber into a melon patch where a con
federate is lying for them" with a shot
gun. Their artillery tho other night
awakened tho entire town and it is
said the mnrauders only touched the
elevated places in getting home.
You cant depend on Judd making a
good hand every day in the hop yard.
J. II. I never was so frightened in
my life as when B's smiling counten
ance appeared at the window the other
night. N. The next timo I'll get a
firm grasp on the window sill and save
myself a fall. B. "It's a starry night
for a ramble." Bert. Did you hear
that I was going to erect a family resi
Prof. Wm. Smith was very much
and agreeably surprised to receive by
mail, this week, a draft for $200 from
a Catholic priest in the east. It was
accompanied by a letter stating that
that amount had been handed in' as
confessional money. Tho professor
says ho has not tho remotest idea who
tho penitent sinner is, but is perfectly
willing that others with a little surplus
cash should recognize tho follies of
their ways and the evils of procrastina
tion und come forward.
Arrangements are being mado by tho
members of tho Covo cornet band to
give a grand ball on Fritlay eve, Sept.
28th, at the Cove hall, and no pains
will be epated to make it a very pleas
ant affair. A hiring band of six pieces
will furnirh music, a substantial lunch
will bo served, and tickets will bo
placed at the popular price of $1.50.
Tho comet band will make its first
appearance in public und render sev
eial selections during tho evening.
The piocoeds will bo devoted to pur
chasing music, and to other nccet-sary
oxienbC8 of tho b .ml, and it if hoped
there will be a lilcral turnout. All
are invited to bo present, if not to in
dulge in the light fantastic, to listen
to the mtihic.
Copp'H Land Review.
EniTOR Orkqon Scout:
It would uppcar to tho casual reader
of decisions by tho Secretary 0 tho in
terior in cae of pre-emption antl com
mutnt lininctoad ciitriun, (hl very
little regaid to coiuutoncy, rtuuou or
logic U cxerciml in their preparation;
but to tliu careful, uiiulytlcul rcadci, it
(uilo uviduut tliHt (lie (K'oUioiu are
tliuruuU( lltoiouuli eiaminulioii of
llit) kipalM luUil und lliut tiveryi:ir-
iHlMWltlllW imUMtM Willi Nify Mf"
ticular case is carefully weighed and
hai a bearing upon tho conclusion
In some cases the greatest clemency
appears to bo shown to persons who
have, as would appear from a casual
examination of tho proof oflere, been
absent from their claims for periods of
great length, and whoso improvement
arc of tho most meagro character. In
others, where absence from thoclaimes
have been of short duration and whero
impovemcnts to tho value of hundreds
of dollars have been placd upon tho
laud, the decisions Eccm very harsh
and to go to tho limit of law in tho
severity of tho requirements made.
Take two such cases and examino
carefully the proof in each. It will be
found that tho intention of the entry
man, as evidenced by his acts and tho
circumstances in the cases respectively,
is tho foundation upon which the
Secretary's action rests. Tho intention
to uso tho land for tho actual purposes
of a homo is what constitutes faithful
complianco with tho spirit of the pre
emption and homestind laws, and the
settler who because of poverty, tickness
or other misfortune is unable to place
valuable improvements or bo contin
uously personally present upon his
cbuni, may antl generally does have
a more earnest desire and honest in
tention to secure the land for an actual
homo for hinnclf and family than the
man well-to-do in tho world wlio, by
reason of his better financial circum
stances, good health and other advan
tages, is able to place valuable im
provements upon and cultivate exten
sive acres of his claim, while he flirts
back and forth between fcomo favorite
resort and the land covered by his en
try, as fancy dictates, having no actual
bona tide residence upon tho claim,
but still being personally present there
on a greater number of continuous
days than his (as tho world sees them)
less fortunate neighbor. Ono is strug
gling in the face of poverty, sickness
and distress to acquire a little land
which ho may call his own, upon which
his family may look as a homo and
cease to ho wanderers upon tho faco of
tho earth, while the other is endeavor
ing to tccuro titlo to a tract of public
land for purposes of speculation, that
tho fatness of his purse may becomo
increased. Tho former can do but
littlo in tho way of improvements,
whilo tho latter knows that for every
dollar expended upon improving his
claim he will receive three in tho near
'The well-to-do nro not tho only elasH
who attempt (often succcacfully) to ac
quire titlo to public land by mere com
pliance with tho words of tho statute
while ignoring tho spirit. Tho poor
nnd'heedy often go and do likewiso;
tomctimcH as private speculations and
again as the paid agents of rich men
who profit by their unlawful practices.
It is t lis ferreting out of intention
and judging accordingly that given to
tho Secretary's decision an air of in
consistency, and while it will bo im
possible to ascertain beyond a doubt in
every caso that tho intentions which
prompt men's actions, it is fair to pre
sume that tho decisions nro usually
correct, never without reason, and
whero a reasonable ground for doubt
appears respecting tho intention of a
settler, tho settler always receives the
benefit thereof. Hknky N. Cow.
Eagle Valley Etching.
September 17, 1888.
Health of tho community good.
Carpenters nro at work 011 the Craig
Sim'l. Govcr, who is in Nebraska,
is expected homo soon.
Wm. Whitcnker has moved (o
Baker city to school his children ,
Carpenters nro at work 011 Hainan
Swisher's commodious residence.
Several of tli't Englu valley boys aro
going over nilo Idaho to kill bear.
Gcorgo notation returned from tho
cast, recently, with a cur load of flno
Several persons liuvo como from tho
east to this valley In the hope of bonc
liling their health.
Tho school nt tho Swtalier school
house, taught by Mr. John Jennings,
has a largo attendance.
MIkh Ida Perry. Miss Littira Moody
and Mis Nadu Kolmuii huvc nil gono
away to attend school.
Mr. Ben Longly returned u few
days ago from the cast whero ho has
been with a car load of sheep.
Mmt of tho farmcis arc through
cutting hay. Thorn will ho a largo
quantity of hay for wilo in this valley.
The Chandler Bio1, havo pur-
chufceil the Diuctt properly mid am
oliig into tho general inerciiaiiiiiso
W. W. Kliby IhlnU
valley U Die guitlun kpot of Oregon,
ami 10 kiibkiuiilliitu lliu vaiuo invito
liiiprotltni ol hit lui'KU cublmtftx,
Mr. i:il Olimnlloi' inliii'iii'tl front
Intlluiui hurt llinu hko. Ill limn)
frlmuU looked for I1I111 in iirliiK 11 purl
nitr Imti will) Mm, but liu t Mill u
The General Gives His Letter of
Acceptance to the Country.
Enrncatly Imtorno.SI intoT the I'lMihn nf
tho ChlrnK" t'lutform.
Tho following is General Harrison's
letter accepting tho Kepublican Presi
dential nomination :
Iudinnupolis, Sept. 11, 1SS8.
To J011. M. M. Kslee and others:
Gknti.kmkx : When your committee
visited me on the -1th of July last and
presented tho official announcement
of my nomination for tho Presidency
of tho United States by tho lteputili
can National Convention, I promised
so coon as practicable to sond you a
more formal acceptance of tho nomi
nation. Sinco that time tho work of
receiving and addressing, almost daily,
large delegations of my fellow-citizens
has not only occupied all my time, but
has in eomo measure rendered it un
necessary for me to use this letter as a
medium of communicating to tho pub
lic my views on tho question involved
in thirf campaign.
1 appreciate very highly tho confi
dence and respect nianifesteil by tho
convention, and accept tho nomination
with a feeling of gratilutlo ami a full
sense of the responsibilities which ac
It is a matter of congratulation that
the declaration of the Chicago conven
tion upon tho question that now at
tracts, tho interest of our people aro so
clear antl emphatic. There is a fur
ther causo of congratulation,' in tho
fact that the utterances of the conven
tion of tbo Democratic party, if in any
degree uncertain and contradictory,
can now bo judged and interpreted by
tho executive acts and messages, and
by dcfinito propositions in legislation.
This is especially truo of what is popu
larly known us tho tariff question.
That issuo cannot now be obscured.
It is not a contest between schedules,
but between wide-apart principles.
' IMl'OUTANCK Or THE QUESTION.
Tho foreign competitors in our mar
kets have, with quick instinct, seen
how one issuo of this contest may bring
them advantage, anil our own people
aro not so dull to miss or neglect the
grave interests that are involved for
them. Tho assault upon ottr protec
tive system is open and defiant. Pro
tection is itssuilcd as unconstitutional
in law and those who hold such views
silicon ly cannot stop short of an abso
lute elimination from our tariff laws of
tho principle of protection.
Tho Mills bill is only a stop, but it
is toward an object that tho loaders of
democratic thought antl legislation
havo clearly in mind. Tho important
question now is not so much tho length
of tho step as tho direction of it,
Judged by tho oxocutivo messago of
December last, by tho Mills bill, by tho
debates in congress and by the St.
Louis platform, tho democratic party
will, if supported by tho country, plac
tho tariff laws upon a purely rovonuo
basis. Ih not this practical free trado
in tho English sense?
Tho legend up.m tho hannor may
not be free trade. It may bo the more
obscure motto, "Tariff reform," but
neither tho banner nor tho inscription
is conclusive, or, indeed, very impor
tant. Tho asfftiilt itself is tho impor
WIIKHK THK IIUKDKN FAI.W.
Those who teach that tho import du
ty upon tho foreigu goods sold in our
market is paid by tho consumers, and
that the prico of domestic competing
articles is enhanced to tho amount of
duty on imported articles; that ovcry
million of dollars collected for customs
duties represents many millions more
which tit) not reach tho treasury, hut
aro paid by our citizens as the Increas
ed cost of domestic productions resul
ting from the tariff laws, may not in
tend to discredit in tho minds of others
our system of levying duties 011 com
peting foreign products, but It Is clear
ly already dUuioditcd in their own
Wo cannot doubt, without Inipiuiging
their iuiofsrltyi that if freo loitot upon
tlivlr convlutloiiM tlioy would ho rovko
our law in to lay tlm burden of on
torn ruumim ujw 11 itillOM I Hal ma
not prodiKit'il In lliu ttmmtry und l
pluiiu muii lliu fit n lll ninipuliiiif fop
Hun pfo'liHU ) ilu iml ilop m muiti J
ties. Those who adv.uuo it aro stu
dents of maxims ami not of markets.
They may bo safely allowed to call their
project "tariff reform," if the peoplo
understand that in the ontl tho ar
gument compels free trade in all com
peting pioducts. This .end may not
bo reached abruptly, and its npproach
may bo accompanied with some ex
pressions of, sympathy for our protec
ted industries anil our working peoplo,
but it will 0 rtainly come if these early
steps do not mouse tho peoplo to effec
Tho republican party holds that a
protective tnriffis constitutional, wholc
somo and necessary. Wo do not offer
a lixed schedule, but a principle. Wo
will revise tho schedule and modify
rates, but always with an intelligent
conclusion as to tho effect upon domes
tic production and tho wages of our
working people. Wo believo it to be
ono of tho worthy objects of tariff legis
lation to preserve tho American mar
ket for American producers, antl to
maintain tho American scalo of wages
by adequate discriminating duties up
on foreign competing products. Tho
effect of lower rales and larger impor
tations upon public revenue is contin
gent and doubtful, but not so tho effect
upon American production autl Amer
ican wages. Icss work and lower wa
ges must bo accepted as tho inevitable
result of tho increased offering of for
eign gootls in our market. By way of
recompense for this reduction in his
wages and the loss of tho American
market, it is suggested that the dimin
ished wages of tho workingmon will
havo an undiminished purchasing pow
er, mil that ho will )io ablo to make up
the loss of tho homo market by an en
larged foreign market.
WHO AVIl.fi DKCMK.
Our Avorkingmon havo the settle
ment of tho question in their own
hands. They now obtain higher Ava
ges and livo more comfortably than
thoso of any other country. They will
make choico of tho substantial advan
tages thoy have in hand and reject the
promises and forecasts of theso theori
zing reformers. Thoy Avill decido for
themselves and for tho country Avheth
or tho protectiA'o system shall bo con
tinued or destroyed.
DlHrOSINO OY THIS BUM'MJB.
Tho fact of tho treasury surplus, tho
amount of which is variously stated,
has tlirected public attention to n con
sideration of tho methods by which
tho national incomo may ho best re
duced to the level of a Aviso and neces
sary expenditure. This condition has
been seized upon by those who arc hos
tile to protective custom duties as an
advantageous means of attack upon f
our tariff laws. They have magnified
and nursed tho surplus, Avhioh thoy
affect to 'depreciate seemingly for the
purpose of exaggerating tho ovil in or
der to reconcilo tho peoplo to tho ox
troino remedy they propose.
A proper reduction of tho rovonuo
doos not necessitate and should not
suggest tho abandonment or impair
ment of the, protcctivo system. Tho
methods suggested by our convention
Avjl not need to bo cxhuustcd m order
to offect tho necessary reductions. Wo
nro not likely to bo called, I think, to
make a pretont choico bctAveon the
surrondor of our protcctivo system and
tho entire repeal of tho internal reve
nue taxes. Such a contingency, la
view of tho present relation of expen
ditures to tho revenue, is remote. The
inspection and the regulation of tho
manufacture and solo of oledmargarino
is important, and tho rovenuo derived
from it is not so great that a repeal of
the law need enter into any plan of
IIOND rUUCJIABEH ADVIHKI).
Tho surplus now in tho treasury
should he used in tho purchase of
bonds. Tho law authorizes this use
of it, and if it ho not needed for current
or deficiency appropriations, tho peo
ple, and not tho banks in Avhich it hn
beer, deposited, should havo tho advan
tage of ita ito by stopping the interest
upon tho publlo debt, At least thoM
who nccdkWiy hoard it should not h
allowed to uu tho foar of a monetary
utrliiKonoy, thus produced, to oore
publlo Hoiitlmen'iUpon other iitioi.
C0NTKA0T lOKKIfJH UtttiU,
('lonely coihwcUhI with tlw wWjMr
of tho turld'U tlmt vl 1 inpwfttlR
ut (iiniltfll ) tlrfHWf lliublf HWtKMrt f
mwa to lw wftfwrjmM N Tlw
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