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THE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS K. JONES
City and County Official Paper.
Thursday Dec. fftli, 1889.
A PUGNACIOUS I'ltUACHKK.
It bus como to our notice Hint Mr.
Driver, a Methodist preacher of this
city, took occasion in a recent termon
to make nn insulting personal attack
upon the etlitor of this paper nnil EOino
of our correspondents, on account of
articles published in the paper con
cerning Thanksgiving proclamations.
It is hardly necessary for us to repeat,
what nil our readers must bo aware of
by this time, that Tim Scout is pub
lished for the benefit of tho people,
and its columns arc open to all who
have n reasonable thought to advance,
regardless of their sex, color or condi
tion in life, friend or foe, and that we
hold ourselves in no way responsible
for the sentiments expressed by our
correspondents. Tho editorial depart
ment is our own and whatever merits
or faults it may contain may bo at
tributed to us alone. Wo conduct tho
paper as our judgement directs and
believe wc can do bo in n manner mod
erately acceptable to the people with
out assistance or suggestions from Mr.
Driver. Wo have not the slightest ob
jection to his preaching from Tim
Scout instead of tho bible if it pleases
him to do eo, but when ho runs up
against an article that ho" has not
brains sufficient to refute or good
judgement enough to pass by unno
ticed, but must mako a clown of him
self in his pulpit and abuso us person
ally, it is quito another thing and ho
cannot hope to go unrcbuked. Vitu
peration, as an argument, is not con
vincing, but it seems to bo Mr. Dri
ver's strong hold.
.For tho denomination of which ho
is a most unworthy member, wo have
tho greatest respect. To it belong
Bomo of our dearest frionds, and wo
would not, willingly, say anything to
wound their feelings, however much
wo may diil'er from thorn in opinion.
AVo believe as firmly as thoy in a fu
ture state of existonco and that im
mortality awaits on every soul, but do
not think that any barrier to this
grand inhoritanco lies in theological
dogmas or sectarian creeds. We ac
cord to every man tho right to think
and speak for himself and oxpeot tho
same consideration from him. It is
quito evident, however, that tho sub
ject of this sketch is not of that way
of thinking, but is built on tho kudu
plan as the generality of "ono-horso
preachers" whoso predominating char
acteristics seem to bo tho dosiro to an
nihilate everything in opposition to
them. Vrobably thoy aro not altogeth
er to blame for this inclination, for,
without doubt, it is an hereditary in
finity handed down through tho gen
erations from father to son. Tho an
cestry of tho Row Driver is, ovidently,
of tho Cotton Mather breed and his
contracted mind yet gropes in tho dark
ness of tho ages past. Wo would re
mind him of a fow things that he has,
probably, never thought of, and in do
ing so it is in no spirit of malice, but
with a sincere desiro to do him good,
lie should sit down and roalizo, if ho
can, that this is tho nineteenth centu
ry ; that Reason has become tho guid
ing star for ovcry human endeavor;
that Hcionco is tho ono great factor in
tho process of human development;
that tho Dark Ages have passed away
and all that is left to remind us of thorn
is a woeful pago in history; that tho
Inquisition is no longer powerful; that
tho thumb-screw and rack havo coated
to bo moving forces in theological ar
gument; that anathemas from tho
pulpit no longor havo powor to harm;
that tho froo excrciso of a man's reas
oning powers is not now considered a
crime; that tho Universe is an open
book spread out for everyone to read ;
that thero is no limit to human at
tainment and knowledge; that our
foremost thinkors and workers no long
er look backward to tho murky l'nst
for inspiration, but forward to tho ra
diant Future; that tho world to-day,
as never before, is free, is bright and
happy, is bouyant and full of llopo.
When tho Rev. Driver fully realizes
theeo things ho will bo a wiser and a
Ho far ttH his attack upon our cor
respondent is concerned, Mr. Hulunan
is able to tako euro of himself. Wo
think that Mr. Driver i'h not sufficiently
advanced to teach him anything. Wo
aro intimatoly acquainted with tho
young nuili and feel honored by his
riondship. He has been n oloso ntu
dent, and though just entering tho
threshold of manly action, his mind is
Htorod with knowledge gleaned from
books and (ho uxporionco of living,
progressiva nml liberal men. Ho has
! a lovo and a hope for every living
thing, but loathes whatever he deems
i unjust and wrong. He possesses the
J gift given to but fow men of making
j his feelings known in forcoftil senten
ces, replete with graceful words and
most poetic imagery. Young as he is,
his heart has a diviner pity for hu
manity, and his mind has sounded a
! deeper depth of philosophy than the
Row Drivor ever thought of in his
dreams of an eternal flro and his
maudlin efforts to keep some of us
out of it.
The Methodist congregation of this
city have been singularly unfortunate
in tho pastors selected to servo them
for several years past and it is to bo
hoped that tlicy will not always havo
to contend with similar obstacles.
If any of the thousands who will
read this article during the next few
days think that it is too lengthy for
the sizo of tho subject treated of, wo
can only say that tho occasion seemed
to demand it, but wc promise not to
alllict them in a similar manner again
will ccrtainlv not unless forced to.
iii:i.r to mnrovji vmm town.
E AD QUARTERS for HOLIDAY PRESENTS,
Toilet Seta, Tine Dressing Cases, Photograph Albums, Scrap Books,
Juvenile Hooks, Gift Hooks, Christmas Cards, Toys, Dolls,
Tea Sots, Doll Buggies, Wagons, Drums, otc.
Vases, Fancy Cups and Saucers,
And a Fine Assortment of
Japanese -:- Fancy -:- Goods.
JSF"Tako Notice: Wo will not give prizes, but will sell you goods at the
very lowest prices, and give you value received for every cent you pay for.
GIVE US A -CALL.'
Every town desires, or ought to de
sire, to advance the value of its prop
erty, to increase its population, to add
to its voto rind to make itself known
far and near (as a wide-awake, thrifty
and enterprising place. A person who
comes from such a live business cen
ter is always proud of tho fact and
spares no pains to let people know it.
A man coming from a slow, easy-going
place where there is no enterprise, and
tho word "boom" has never been heard
to echo through its streets, is seldom
as anxious to tell whoro ho is from.
Ho takes no pride in tho fact that ho
is a resident of such a place. Jf ho
docs tell whoro ho is from, he does so
feeling that it is no credit to a man of
a progressive nature to bo a citizen of
a dead community.
Tt is the pcoplo of a town that gives
character to a place. If tho people
aro wido-awako and energetic, fidl of a
desiro to see tho town go ahead and
build up with new improvements and
oiler inducements such as aro calcu
lated to induce pcoplo who aro seek
ing a location, to settle and mako them
selves ono of its number, the town will
prosper. But if on tho other hand tho
people aro that class that drag along,
who don't caro whether tho town im
proves or not, who would rather sco a
fow hundred dollars in tho treasury
than to see good strcots and sidowelks
and otlior substantial improvements,
such a town will always bo shunned
by those who believe in progress and
desiro to see business go with a rush.
If tho residents of a town want to
increase tho business chances to build
up a reputation for their town, and to
add to its population, thoy must work
together. Thoy must bo willing to
spoud their money to holp on their
town. They must pay to advertise it.
Thoy must pay to give it a reputation.
In short thoy must work for the
town just as they would work to on
banco their own business. Uy so do
ing tho result will at once bo apparent
in tho prosperity of each individual as
woll as tho community at large. Work
for your town.
THE TARIFF ON WOOL.
Tho Opinion of a Wool ctrowor on Thia
ICditok Oiti:iON Scout:
So long as tho wool grower listens to
tho argument of the republican doino
goguo, just that long will ho be de
ceived and led to erroneous conclu
sions. Tho proposition that tho tarill"
on wool protects tho wool grower is a
fallacy. Why? Simply beeauso of
two things: First, tho wool manufac
turer fixes tho price of tho domestic
article, and while exorcising this pre
rogative ho takes caro to make tho
domestic producer pay him enough in
reduced prices in domestic wools to
ollVet tho enhanced price of tho foreign
article by reason of tho tarill'. For
instance, 1,100,000 pounds of foreign
wools aro imported on which tho tariff
is on an average 8 cents per pound.
Tho manufacturer pays an eiihaneod
price of if S0.000 by reason of tho tarilf,
for this wool. Ho buys, say, 2.O00.000
pounds of domestic wool which is ac
tually worth 20 cents per pound, but
in fixing tho prico thoreon ho takos
into consideration tho enhanced prioo
of 8 cents on tho 1.000H10 pounds,
which equals .'1 M cents per pound on
tho 2,000,000 pounds, consequently,
instead of paying 20 cents per pound,
tho manufacturer pays only 1(1-1-5
cents per pound for domuetiu wools.
Is this possiblo? Dons tho manufao
turer do this? Whuro is thu wool
grower that will say that tho prices of
domestic wools is not llxod by the
manufauturor? Koho answer, whore?
If it is a faot if it is poud)lo that tlu
A fspk-aOiJ L!ne oi
Fall tier Styles
Now on Exhibition.
Magnificent Plush Goods, Ele
gant Designs in Ribbons,
Feathers and Decorations-
English 'Wnlktiiir Hats nml I load AVear
in nil tho I. ntcst Styles.
fAll work done uniler the supervis
ion of Miss Uslier, an experienced dress
maker, recently from London, Hngkind.
To livvvy 1'nrclmsor of Ton JolInr's
AVorth of fioorte, Ono Dollnr's worth of
Jowolry will he Given Free,
Rineliart and Gager,
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
manufacturer occupies the position
answered in the foregoing illustration
then tho illustration must be true.
Second: The home production is
entirely inadequate to supply the
home demand and consumption, as is
clearly proven by tho fact of the im
portation of foreign wools, raw and
manufactured, amounting to 2,500,000
pounds yearly. Now so long as this is
a faot the tariff cannot assist tho home
producer, especially when ho is at tho
mercy of tho manufacturer in tho fix
ing of prices, on tho contrary tho tariff
is actually and absolutely against tho
interests of the home producer under
tho existing laws and regulations.
Fonder over those propositions, yc
wool growers, and compare them with
tho situation, and answer that the tni
ifi' is a boon for you if you can. W.
AN INTERESTING CONTEST. 4
Two American Oirls Eaga&ed in a Rrco
Around t&s Earth.
Tho most interesting contest on
record is now in progress, it being tho
effort of two plucky American girls to
see which can travel around tho globo
in the shortest length of time. Each
is bent on beating the record of eighty
days made by "PhineAs Fogg," with
tho aid of .Tulos Verne's vivid imagina
tion, but this is a secondary considera
tion compared with tho determination
of ouch to outstrip tho other in tho
novel race, which began Thursday,
Novombor 14th, from Now York City.
Tho contestants aro Miss Elizabeth
Bisland, and Mrs. N. H. Cochrane,
known to the newspaper world as Nel
lie lily, of New York. Miss Uisland
is a Louisisnian by birth and is recog
nized as the head of an exclusive set
of artists and literary people who do a
great ileal toward making the eastern
magazines. For a long time she was
the literary editor and book loviouvr
for the World and then went to her
present position. Sho is ono of tho
best writers in tho city, and her maga
zine articles on home life are marvels
of word printing. She is about 21
yours old and extremely handsome.
Hoforo she eamo to Now York Miss
Illy was a Pittsburg girl, and did work
for the Smoky City newspapers. Tlion
she wont to Mexico, oamo back, wrote
a book, oxkwod tho inner-workings of
tho insane asylums. Sho is described
ns being slimly built and the casual
observer would wonder how the has
boon able to stand nil that she has
gone through. In a word, she is a
plain every day girl, with a wonderful
head and warm he.irt. She is twenty
three years old, with a slim yet shape
ly ilgurv, oval face, smiling mouth,
topped by a rtr." little rvtnut uoso
and woiidcful pair of eyes, with heavy
i velai-ht s, tho whole fruir 1 by hair of
a pt'culi.ii ''i wu, c dai;. tti.u it hoks
black at I ia.r-..
One thing that make tho race more
itit ivm! in; i.. tii it t;irl-ari going
in d.u'uiiil i. ,.'U and w.U pa-
i',n !i '.ii! .i u ii . . . t!i pn-iU'
side of tho globe, Miss Bisland is
traveling toward the west and Miss
Bly toward the east. Two brighter,
truer representatives of the thorough
bred American girls with dash, push,
bright womanhood and beauty never
went abroad. They will both do their
best, and that best will bo away abovo
tho ordinary. Trains will bo hired
and steamers chartered, for both aro
in earnest. It is thought that tho trip
can bo made in Jabout 70 days, and
during that time tho race will be
watcho.l witli interest by the entire
LETTER FROM MONMOUTH.
A Gtudont from Union County Writes Con
corning the College, etc.
Editor Scout: Tho following is a
brio f description of Monmouth and tho
school situated here, which 1 thought
your readers would bo interested in
Monmouth is situated in tho vicini
ty of tho coast range of mountains and
about forty miles distant from the
Cascade range. It is a lively, business
town, having a drug store, two dry
goods stores, a large opera house, a
bank and no saloons. The inhabitants
number about livo hundred. They are.
devoted to tho cause of education and
the welfare of the Oregon State Nor
mal School which is situated here.
Tho beautiful scenery 'attracts many
to this place. On tho cast aro Mt.
Hood, Mt. Jefferson and tho Throe
Sisters pointing upwards toward tho
heavens, two miles in verticlo height.
In riding over tho valley you will seo
the graves of men who havo lived and
died in building up their country.
Thoy certainly havo succeeded f jr the
beautiful homes and artificial land
scapes furnished by them aro second
only to theso mountain ranges.
Monmouth is tho contral town of
Polk, Benton, Lnn and Yamhill coun
ties in tho way of education, although
all tho counties aro represented oxcopt
Klamath and Lake. Tho college hero
is a magnificent structure. It is
brick, tho first part being built in 1S71
and the new ono is being built now,
when finished, which will bo soon, it
will bo a credit to thu town, county
and state A good gymnasium is ono
of tho additions to tho school, where
muscular development can bo cultiva
ted. Even tho fair sex have pur
chased dumb-bells for their use and
aro led by ono of tho faculty.
Tho climate in this part of tho valley
is very mild. On tho 1th of this
mouth a handful of ripe
wore found. Tho ilowors
bloom and everything is
farmers here sow most of their wheat
in tho fall, finishing about Christmas.
Tho county swit question lias boon
bothering thu good people lioro. One
town is btiuggliug to retain thu sunt of
the comity, (lie other to aaptiue it,
yet so far they have failed in taking it.
Trusting th.it I have not used too
much of votir wdu.ihh' Hp,u'c, 1 reinuu
CIIAS. K. cor UK N.
wore also in
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