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UNION, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER .', 1888.
The Oregon Scout,
An liid'pciiclcnf wprkly Journal, lsued cv
c.v Friday inornlm; hv
JOXES & CHAIN C'EY,
I'uhlNhcrs nnd Proprietors.
j 15. CitAKC nv,
KATKS OK SIHlSCKirTION:
One cojv, ntif year $1.M)
" " 2l.v months l.M
" ' Three montos 75
lnvnrlnbly Cnsh in Advance.
If by chance subtcriptions arc not paid till
ttul of Jifir, two dollars a-ill be charged.
Hates of advertising made known on ap
EaTCorrenpondcnce from all parts of th
Adress all comuninicationsio the OrtEOOX
BcoUT, Union Oregon.
J. A. Kakin.
J EAKIN, & BROTHER,
Attorneys at Law,
JJfProtnpt Attention Paid to Collect. ons
JOHN It. CKITES, .
Attorney at Lav.
Collecting and probate practice special
tics. Olliee, two doom south of post-ollicc
J N. CROMWELL, M. D. ,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office, one .door south of J. H. Katon's
store, Union, Oregon.
Q II. DAY, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
ALL CALLS PltOMl'TLY ATTKNnnn TO.
Ofllce adjoining Jones Hro's store. Can
be faund nights at the Centennial hotel,
M. Baker. J. W.Siiei.ton. .1. P. Baker.
AKEIl, SUMTON & BAKER,
Attorneys at Law.
OFFICES Union and La Grande, Ore
gon. Special Attention given allj business
entrusteti to us
f II. CRAWFORD,
Attorney at Law,
Olllce, one door south of Centennial ho
J.M. CAKKOLIi, I B.P.WILSON.
Notary Public. Ex-Co. Clerk.
URROLL Ss WILSON,
Conveyancers and Abstracters.
Abstracts to Ileal and Mining property
furnished on short notice, at reasonable
Sales of tteal and Mining property nego
tiated. Collection business promptly at
Oliice next door south of Post-office. Un
A. L. SAY LOR, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has permanently located nnd will attend
all professional calls day or night.
Office: Drug store building: residence,
one door west of llodgers'
La Grando, Oregon.
Will visit Union regularly on the
first Monday of each month.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
$500,000.00to Loan on
First Class Security,
From One to Five Years Time, at a aw
Bate of Interest. Also Buys, Sell
and Bents Property for
ONEY RECEIVED ON DEPOS1
To be Invested on Guaranteed Security.
All Collections Promptly
Attended to WitlioutDehiv.
Obtainerl atul all Patent Business attended
to Promptly and for Moderate Feei.
Our ' Ih -e it opposite the U. K. Patent
Oflice. aail we cm obtain Patenii In les
time than lUmo remote from Watoingtoii.
Send MODKhor DRV WING Wo advUe
as to pauUntiiliililv freo of charge; and we
innku NO i lIAUOK UNl.Esrf PATENT 18
V refer, here, to the I'ostniaMer. the
Runt of Minit-v Order Dlv , and to oiliviaU
ol tho 1' h i'aiunt Olllce. For circular.
uiIvim 'riimtiul roih'rt'n to urinal clt-i-ntiwi
, i-ur otvn tuto or Coutit)', wrlli u
V, A i .SNTOW Co,
Trains arrive and depart from Union
daily, as follows:
Passenger. No. 4, L'vc
at -IM a. m.
Passenger, No. 3, LVe
at 4:35 p. m.
Freight, No. 7, L've
at 0:30 p.m.
Freight. No. 8, L'vc
at U'tSOa. in.
Tiri;TCto and trom principal points
11rk-1" 10 in tlic United States, Canada
Elegant PjffiST Cars.
Emigrant Sleeping Cars Run Through
on Express Trains to
and ST. PAUL
Free of Charge and Without Change.
Close connections at Portland for San Fran
eisco and Puget Sound points.
For fnrtlinr linrticiilnrs inonire of anv
Agent of the Company or of A. L. Maxwell,
U. 1'. ifcT. A., i'ortianu.uregon.
SAN FRANCISCO LINE.
Leaving at 12Midn't.,
FROM HAN FRANCISCO
L'v'ng Spear st. wh'
at 10 a.m. as follows:
Columbia Sat. Sept 1
Oregon, Wed. ., f
State. Sunday ,, 0
Columbia. Thur .,, 13
Oregon, lion. ,, 17
State. Friday ,, 21
Elder, Tuesday ,. 25
Oregon. Sit'd'y. ., 2S)
State, Tues. Sept.
Columbia. Sat. ..
Oregon. Wed. 12
State, Sunday Hi
Elder, Thursday 20
Orecon. Monday ,, 'M
State, Friday 28
The company reserves the right to change
Hieainers or suiting unvs.
W. If. HOLCOMB. I A. L. MAXWELL.
Gen'l Manager. I G. P. Jt T. A,
H. L. DEACON. Agent, Union.
A Hare Opportunity to Secure an Elegant
From this time until the 25th of Decem
ber, any one purchasing a hat of any kind
at our lnillinciy establishment will be en
titled to a ticket which will cive them a
chance in the drawing of the following
1 Satin Toilet Set, five pieces,
2 Embroidered Table Scarf,
3 Hand Painted Tidy.
1 Embroidered Lambrequin.
5 Linen Toilet Set, five pieces.
Drawing to take place Dec. 25
MRS. Bl DWELL,) PronrietorJ
MRS. BENSON.f 1 PrlorK-
Stages leave Union every Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday,
Leave Cornucopia on return trip every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Passengers and Fast Freight
7,. KELSON, - - - Proprietor,
Wit. Wilson, I'hop.
The Finest of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars always in stock,
FIRST CLASS BILLIARD TABLE
Drop in and bo sociable
Kentucky Liauor Store
AND SODA FACTORY,
Cor. Main and B Sts. - Onion. Oregon,
8IIKKMAN Si ICAIjKV, Prop.
Manufacturers and dealers in Soda Wa
ter, Sarsaparilla, Ginger Ale. Cream Soda
and Champagne Cider, Syrups, etc. Or
ders promptly lilted.
From tf.M to ?2fl.00 weekly indemnity in
cue of accident.
From $6 00 to $12.60 weekly indemnity in
cate of f Ickm-AK.
$100.00 for Funeral expenses.
J NO. E. TUTTLE, Agent,
Cornucopia, Unjon county, Or.
H.O. WAHINNKII, rrop'r.
'I tin wily lit I rim hou; In the rawp,
onubji tyaml 0 U3l(t; JfUmH i'OWoMS'
Views of a Wool Grower.
Editor Okkgon Scot:T:
As a wool grower of Union county
I have given tho (piostion of turifT on
wool confidorablo thought antl inves
ligation since the introduction of tho
Jlills bill in congress, .which puts wool
on the free list. In reaching my con
clusions I have investigated certain
proposition!, which, if no intrusion, I
should like to place before my brother
wool growers ofj Union county. If he
will give these propositions his can
did consideration and follow up tho
conclusions he certainly will gain val
The discussion of the question as to
whether or not tho tariil'on wool en
hances the price of the home product,
ha brought out a great many facts
and figures tending to prove that it
docs not. There aro phases of tho case
which, it seems, haTc not been pointed
out afl prominently as they deserve,
that would indicate that the home
producer not only docs not receive
any protection from the tarili by way
of enhanced prices, but is positively
injured by sucn tantl. wo will pre
sent certain propositions which wo
think argues for this conclusion, and,
Iirsf The manulacturer by j-ea-
son of the tariff on imported wools, is
compelled to pay from 25 to 30 per
cent, more for them. If he buys these
wools he has nothing to say in fixing
the price on them, that being done by
the London market and the tariff.
lliatne is compelled to nave some
grades of the foreign article in tho pro
duction ot certain Kinds ot clotii is
proven by the fact that he does buy
it, and did buy in the year 1887 over
111,000,000 pounds of foreign wools.
On the other hand the manufactur
cr is in such a position that he con
trols the fixing of prices on the homo
product. The Boston markets govern
the other markets of the Unitod States
in prices for wool, and who fixes the
Boston standard? Undoubtedly tho
manufacturer and wool merchant. The
wool agents visit the wool grower and
tells him the market is so and so, and
ho can give him a 'certain price for
his wool. If the wool grower objects
to the price he can then consign his
wool to tho wool merchant, who is in
collusion with the manufacturer, and
get such a price for his wool as the
manufacturer and wool merchant may
That the home producer must sell at
homo is proven by the fact that no
foreign agents come to him to buy.
Then, upon the hypothesis that the
home producer is forced to sell at home
and that tho manufacturer; fixes the
price, is not the conclusion warranted,
that if he is compelled to pay a very
high price for his foreign wools he will
place a correspondingly low price uji
on tho home product7 Docs not tho
quotation at Boston prove this conclu
Second : The consumption of wool
en goods in the United StatcH requires
about 650,000,000 pounds of wool year'
ly. We produce about 300,000,000
pounds and import now about 11 1,
000,000 pounds. If tho other 135,000,-
000 pounds of wool were imported free
of duty into the United States, would
there not be a deficit in the foreign
supply as a coneequence, and an ad
vance there in prices? If prices did
advance there would not prices ndvanco
Granting that foreign wools of simi
lar character to homo grown should be
admitted duty free, would tho price of
the homo product necessarily decline
until moro than tho (150,000,000 pounds
had been put upon the home market?
Would the price decline no long as the
demand equalled or exceeded tho sup-
Third : Statistics show a rapidly in-
creating population in tho United
States an increasing factor of con
sumption. Docs the tariff stimulate
sheep husbandry to meet tho domund
for wool which such factor of consump
tion brings about? Let us see. Ac
cording to tho report on agriculture
for 1885, there were at that timo -18,-322,321
fchecp iu the United States, nnd
in the year 1887 there were 43,5-14,755,
as shown by tho report for that year,
a falling cu in two years in thu num
ber of sheep of nearly 6,000,000 houd,
What, thu vlioep industry actually do-
dining with a protcctivo tarili' und thu
wbol mcchunUin of thu nipiibllcun
party combined lo niutulit ltV Vc,
ami tho mily mIvhUoii (or Hid woo)
Krowtr )n;fu jo t bU Pruyir fa
can party,) for tho creation of new
worlds to which to transfer his bleat
ing "little lambs." The barren hills of
the west are a sad memento of the
fact that sheep men atone time con
trolled nearly all tho profits arising
from pasturing the same, but compe
tition for the ranges between wool
growers drove nearly 5,000,000 sheep
out of existence in two years, despite
the protective tariff, if such it be.
Fourth: In tho classification of
foreign wools in the tariff law of 1807,
for the purpose of levying an import
duty, combing wools of a staple of four
and one-half inches were selected as one
grado upon which a tariff should bo
laid. The other grades upon which
a tariff was placed being a carpet wool.
A tarilf of 12 cents per pound was laid
upon the long combing wwl. Why?
Because but little oi that grado wan
grown in t lie United States, and man
ufacturers had to have it in tho manu
facture of a certain kind of clolh. and
consequently a tariff on such wools
would necessarily bring into tho treas
ury a largo revenue. At tho present
time wools of one and one-half inches
staple aro combed and used very large
ly in tho manufacture of the same
kind of goods that' in 1117 required
the long staple wools, because of tho
perfection reached in combing wools.
Tho Jtariff clafsification is the same
now as in 18(7, and if then tho tarilf
was intended to afford protection to
the wool grower, now it does not, be
cause combing wool of shorter staple
than four and one-half inches comes
in duty free.
Tho tariff laws of 1807 were enacted
solely for tho purposes of revenue. No
idea of protection induced tho fr.iineirt
of these laws to place a ta.iifi'of J 2 cts.
per pound upon four and onu-half inch
combing wools. They so placed tho
tariff on wools as to dcrivo a large rev
enue and this was tho only considera
tion had in putting an import duty on
these wools. Tho protective feature of
these laws has been hatched by tho
political incubators of tho republican
party since 1807 for the purpose, if
possible, of obtaining the support of
wool growers in perpetuating them
selves in power, and no doubt some
wool growers are being led into tho
trap laid for thorn, without sufficiently
investigating the subject to discover tho
fallacies of tho republican assertions.
A Wooi, GitowKi:.
Copp's Land Itoviuw.
Editor Orkcon Scout:
Tho Chinese Question is just at
present tho all-absorbing topic, of pub
lic and political discussion, anc a bill
prohibiting tho immigration into this
country of Chinese persons lias been
passed by Congress, and is now before
the President, who will probably sign
it now that official information of the
rejection by tho Chinese government
of tho treaty recently proposed, has
Quito a flutter of excitement was
created a few days ago by thu an
nouncement iu the public prints that
Assistant Conuniscionor Anderson, of
thu General Land (Jilice, luid rendered
a decision to the effect that a China
man who in 1887 declined his inton
tion to becomo a citizen of tho united
States could legally initiate a home
It is quito certain, however, that,
whatovcr may have been thu founda
tion upon which tho rumor was based,
and whatever may havo been tho opin
ion of tho Assistant Commissioner up
on the subject at tho timo of publica
tion, no such decision was piomulgat
cd'and that officer is now firmly of,
the opinion that unless a Chinaman
can conclusively show that lie had de
clared his intention to become a citizen
of the United States prior to the a
mendment of tho Naturalization Laws
in 1875, ho can never becomo quali
fied to mako an entry of public lauds
under any of the law whuro citizenship
is a prcrcqusite.
It appears that the district land offi
cers iu one of tho Territories permitted
thrcu Chinamen, who had iiilcd there
declaration of citizenship in 1883, to
mako a mineral land entry, and tho
case camo beforo the Assistant Com
missioner for consideration. His
judgment was imnhatically recorded
against the legality of such an entry,
and an order of cancelation was made
at once; no holding for cancelation
with privilege of appeal, was made, but
tho entry was canceled outright, with
out a word iu tho decision about tho
right of appeal, on tho ground that
only citizens of the United States, and
those who had legally declared their
intentions to becomo such, can mako
an cnUy for mineral lands, and that
thu Revised Statues as amended by
tho act of 1875 excluded Mongolians
from tho privilege of becoming citizen,
thu entry was illegal and utterly void.
Wry few Chiiiainou havu ovei be
como ciiUoiih of tho United Status. I
am informed (hut out of tliu UmiiNtinU
that have come hnr only kixtven worn
ever natiirulutul. If thu ha trim, uiul
no cliutigo omuir in our inttiuulUuiluii
lawn, tho iublii) iloimtiii will nut bo ub
(ofbiMj to miy (trim l pyimit by Clilim
Kiwi! lli)en Hiihmi MXluun pruvu imtil
iiivniir n run-
Oct. -I, 1888.
Mrs. N ine Payne went to Walla Wal
la Monday. She will visit friends and
al.-o attend the fair.
A number of Cove people will attend
the Mechanic's fair this year. Eugene
Foster and wife will start to-day.
Mr. Joseph Kclley, formerly of tho
Cou but late of Idaho, is the father
of a fine boy weighing ten pounds.
Tho flouring mill is purchasing a
good supply of wheat for fall grinding.
Price paid at the mill, iifty-threo cents.
Wild parsnip is getting in its deadly
work. II. II. French and B. B. "San
born havo each lost valuable cows late
ly. M. P. Uccs and L. R. Holmes are
hauling material and will soon com
mence building largo barns on their
A greater pint of tho band of horses
which were missing on the Milium,
and wero supposed to havo boon driv
en off, havo been found.
William Meachain, fireman on a
Short Line freight train, is enjoying a
law off, and is amusing himself hunt
ing wild fowl in tho vicinity of town.
The Cove Dairy Co. will havo a sam
ple ot its products on exhibition at tho
Mechanic's fair, nnd aro confident of
winning favorable notice and awards.
Mrs Anna Ellsworth, accompanied by
two sisters, Misses Swartz, came from
Montana a tow days since and expect
to mako their homo in Cove this win
ter. A peculiar malady overtook a fine
milch eow owned by James Payne, last
week. She went stono blind in one day,
though thoio was apparently no cause
for her sudden loss ol sight.
Mrs, Kouinson ami daughter, .Miss
Kosetta, have leturned from an uxten-
ded visit among relatives in Michigan
They experienced a very enjoyable
time, hut say they piefer a country for
a home, not quite so Hat as parts of
A guild haH been formed by tho la
dies of this place, whoso aid will bo
principally Jor tho Episcopal church,
They hold meetings every Wednesday
afternoon at present and expect this
winter to avrango a series of dime so
ciables. Miss Morrison, of New Jersey, has
arrived and is filling tho position of
music teacher of tho Ascension school.
Tho lady understands niusio perfectly
and is a very thorough teacher. Mr.
Powell is to bo congratulated on hav
ing secured her valuable services.
un l'liday and haturday evenings
of this week at 7:30 o'clock, Mrs. A.
I. Higgs of Portland, will deliver at
the Morrison church, two very interes
ting lectures on tho subject of tomper-
ancn, wlncli will ho illustrated by col
ored charts. Tho music for tho occtt'
sion will ho rendered by home talent,
with an opening by the hand. Admis
Tho ball given by tho Cbvo band,
Friday night was ii success iu every
way. Forty couples wero present, ono
and all voting themselves well enter
tained. Through thu kindness of lady
citizens a good lunch was served at 12.
A large cake, nicely trimmed and orna
mented with t ho word "Band" was
presented by .Mrs. L. li. Thomas. Tho
baud boys are highly appreciative and
expect to partake of tho said evidence
of culinary skill at their regular meet
ing this week.
1 cannot danco with you for I hav
n't my best clothes on. Miss M. I
would havo enjoyed myself splendidly
at tho danco if a wasp hadn't utung mo
on tho vertebrae. D. None of my fa
vorites were thore, so how could I hope
for a very good time. M. I hardly
over attend a ball without making an
impression, J. J I. My part nor was
wituoi'.t exception tho cutest girl on
tho floor. T. Doesn't Mr. C pluy a
lovely waltz on tho cornet? Miss A.
"Twasonau autumn day, lakeward
riding with Miss "J.
Tho modes of death's approach are
various, and statistics show conclusive
ly that more people die from diseases
of tho throat and lungs than any other.
It is probable that everyono without
exception, receives vast numbers of
tuberclo germs into tho HVBlem antl
whore those germs fall upon suitablo
soil they start into life and develop, at
ftm slowly and is shown by a slight
tickling sensation in the throat and if
allowed to continue their ravages thoy
oxlend to tho lungs producing con
sumption and to the head, causing ca
tarrh. Now all this is daugerotiH and
if allowed to proceed will in timo cause
death. At tho onset you must act
with promptness; allowing a cold to go
without attention is dangerous and
may low you your life. Ah toon as
you fool that something is wrong with
your throat, lungs or nostrils, obtain a
bottle of DoHeheo' Gorman Syrup. It
will givo you ImmitdittUi relief.
Til k llT NAi.vr. lii tint world for ( uln,
lhuUtx, ttiru, Phtiro, Halt llliuum. Kuwr
Hurw, TUr, l lmiu uml, ('ilulni
Uoriii. and nil WVlit J'.nipllwiu, ui)(iilvu
lyniiiM lllw, ur, no puy ruiulrrd It In
t!urtibil to tflvn jiwltwl nuiUMi'lkm nr
iiMiucy ruiidml J'jta rwila PVrl'vli
l ibr Hewitt WrinfiH irH '('in
Xoi'th Powder XoteM.
North Powder, Oct, 3rd, 18S8.
Grain comes rolling in.
Miss Maud Bobier has been on tho
Broockin the "bilk" line been arres
ted in New York.
Prof. Nerval, of Summcrvillo, paid
this place a visit on Saturday.
Judge Dolau has leased his farm and
will remove his family to town shortly.
Mr. Rothchild will erect two cotta
ges, on hiB lots near the depot, for
Mr. W. I). Nolan will supply a "long
felt want" here, by engaging in tho
boot and shoe bussness.
Business is looming up. A new
.shoemaker, another saloon will open
up shortly and who will be the next to
aid business in the town.
Misrepresentation of facts by a cor
respondent of this placo to a neighbor
ing paper is inexcusable, and may ter
minate in trouble should any moro
news of like character ho liuulo public.
"A ward ect."
Mr. Charles Schiedliauer. the gen
tlemanly and urbane book-keeper
and clerk for Spencer, Ramsey Hall,
at this place for tho past three and n,
half years, has decided to retiro from
his position during this month. Char
ley has served long, well and faithfully
thereby establishing a reputation for
himself as a thorough book-keeper,
clerk and business man. Many friends
will miss, with regret, tho smiling
countenance of Charley hereafter in
his old accustomed position.
Died. At tho Rodgers' house on
Saturday morning, September 2t)th,
Mr. James Gates, of valvular disease of
tho heart, after a lingering illness of
fivo months. Mr. Gates was born in
Cauandaigua, Ontario county, New
York, in 1830. IIo emigrated to Jef
ferson Wisconsin while yet a young
man and was appointed foreman of a
largo furnituro factory which position
ho held for a period of ten years. Ho
afterwards removed to Blue Hill, Nc
barska, where ho conducted a grocery
business for upwards of thrco years, fi
nally disposing of his stock ho received
tho appointment of deputy sheriff and
special detective and served two years.
Hu came to Oregon last spring and has
since resided here, not being enabled
to cngago in any permanent employ
ment on account of ill health. Tho
deceased has received tho untiring
care and attention of his son Elmer,
together with that of Miss and Mrs.
Richardsoi. and family during his long
confinement. Many kind and sympa
thizing friends havo acted tho part of
good Samaritans in rendering unto do
ceased many acts of kindness and char
ity in his closing days on earth and fi
nally followed his remains to tho gravo
oven though comparitively a stranger.
Ho was buried on Sunday afternoon in
tho coinotory, Rev. J. Newman officia
ting clergyman. IIo leaves two grown
sons, E. E, and M. M. Gates and
many relatives and friends to mourn
his loss. Ajas.
Island City Items.
Oct. 3rd 1888.
G. 1 Frank of Portland visited this
Miss Carrie Lindsay returned to Se
attle last week.
Mrs Jas. Mason has been quito sick
thu past week but is now improving.
Mrs Wm Moss is visiting her sister
at Walla Walla.
Mr John McNoaley has sold his in
terest in tho saloon busincsw to James
Win Sterling and R. D. Cooper will
attend thu Machanics Fair at Portland.
Geo Quimby and Joe Gilbert are go
ing to movo with their families to tho
Big Bond country.
The party at the Barnhart liouso
Saturday ovoning was well attended,
immensely enjoyed especially by those
who participated in tho grand finalo.
Thomas Martin met with an acci
dent last week whilo out hunting his
revolver was discharged, tho bullet
lodging in his shoulder. Dr McDon
ald after locating tho ball decided to
let it remain.
Thrco robber tcntored tho building
occupied by tho 'chineso garduero on
last Wednesday evening and induced
tho johnies to deliver about four hun
dred dollars over to them, thrco men
wero arrested on suspicion hut wero
afterwardH discharged for want of evi
dence. Johny Couch a youth of about 8 yra.
of ago whilo coming down tho Fox hill
with his brothers last Saturday, slipped
and fell beforo thu hind wheel of a
wagon loaded with wood, tho wheel
passed over his hips but as tho wugou
was on sideling ground and Johny
was on upper sido ho received no nor
monant injury. Luna Tick,
Why buy from ImiKrutlng agent of
whom you know nothing, ultherof their
roHpoiuibUity or thu churecler of tliftlr
KOOiIh, when Huiro HrertniKmnlblo ltil
or loomed near yon, who ourry iiui
anil comploU) line of ul) furMiul mill
tiiuehlnery uml imiiUwwtt, ami wkow
miiu'cm t fin.' you)- 141 nUmUt Ui
Mipiioit with ymr mUmwl Prtutk
llf. Iwj4wwH t4, 1