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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1891)
Amos K Jont.h. - - - Kmtoii.
TH ritSDAY , JANUARY 1, 1S01.
Thk Silvcrton Appeal lias started nu
"Orcgoniana" column. Tho next legi i
laturo will certainly have to provide for
another wing at the asylum . Salem
It is thought the average politician
will soon imitate tho guise of tho honest
farmer let his chin whiskers grow ;
nml perhaps it may become fashion
able to wear hay seed in the hair.
Tin: party which oilers the strongest
opposition to the ballot reform meas
ure at the next session of tho legisla
ture is the party which has the most
to loso by its enactment. Which will
Tni; holiday issue of tho La Grande
Gazette is quite a voluminous affair
ami certainly reflects credit upon
its publishers as well as tho commu
nity in which it is published. Its ten
pages are replete with much statis
tical information concerning the coun
ty o( Union and its several towns, and
more particularly of the city in which
t is published.
Tho Wallowa Chieftain issued an ex
cellent holiday number. The many
seemingly unsurniountablo obstacles
that necessarily present themselves in
a country ollice in getting out an edi
tion of this kind were hccuossftilly over
come and it stands a monument to the
energy and enterprise of its publisher.
It consists of fourteen pages which uro
filled with choice matter pertaining to
the icsources of Wallowa county, and
the advantages of its several towns.
Ji tho cflbrts of the inventive genius
of America, in tho manufacture of a
practical air ship, reach that perfec
tion which present developments indi
cate, it is asserted that by the time tho
world's fair opens in '!).'' Oregonians
can go to Chicago on air ships at a
cost of $20 tho round trip. A wealthy
company is now engaged in erecting
a factory on a largo scale for tho build
ing of theso space exterminators, pa
tented by H. J. Pennington, at .Mount
Carmel, Illinois. Tho incorporators of
the concern are said to control $20,001),
000. Tho time consumed for a fifty
passenger air ship between Portland
and Chicago is fixed at 22 hours.
Tho fust express now takes 77 hours.
Today is tho day upon which it is
customary for those who have been
diverging from the path of good net b
to turn over a now leaf, as it were, and
cast aside forever all the bad habits
that have taken root in their souls.
These dibits, on the pint of our boys
and girls, men and women, whether
they bo in tho form of a losolve, an
oath or a vow are to bo encouraged,
ns thoy are the sources of much
good, oven though they are not kept
for any great length of time. It is
true that eight out of ovory ten of theso
persons making, as they believe at tho
time, llrm resolves to do bettor, fall
back into their wayward traits, and it
beeoni'-s with them a task for ovory
Now Year's day to begin again; still
two out of ovory ton wayward people
permanently put upoh tho right track
every year would make quite an army
of good people in the course of a gen
eration or so and their influence upon
the remaining uvil-doors of tho world
would have groat weight.
H. 32. Hayes, master of tho Oregon
State Grange thus oxpiesMW his views
upon tho existing depression in agricul
tural pursuits : The grout need of fann
er iw this Stale is a thorough know
ledge of their business. To know how
to plow, sow and liuivuet their ciops is
important but not all. Tho market
should bestudii'd and they should loarn
not to sell their ciops until they are
raised. Many sold their hops last
Bpring to bo delivered this fall at 1 1 to
loo per lb, and now thoy mo worth
dOc. Tho financial question is another
that must bo studied. .Money can bo
borrowed in the east at from 4 to (1
per cent, while it is loaned here at ten
to ;U) per cent. No fanner can live
and pay bueh into, of inteiost. Still
eonmcss is afraid to give us fiee coin
age of siver for fear the treasury may
bo made u dumping plnco for tho sil
ver mines and the people will have too
niuny silver dollars. If wilvor coin is
paid for nilvor oro, the ttoasiiry won't
have loo many mine dumped into it.
and the people of thU State can lke
care of all the silver dulUiu UuV U't.
Another and greater need for farnuK
is nutted political action and they
must uoouro that to i; t at the loot of
ko iniiQli uf thw eul of tin- present day
stick to vorii iiusinims.
Among the newspaper men of tho
world who have made a success of the
business, few have succeeded as George
V. C'hilds, of the Philadelphia Ledger.
? T V innic) v o I
,Vnd nmong all the rich men now in j
eistance. nrohably not one is more of
n philanthropist than he. Ho has made I
his millions, and he is daily doing good
with it would that the same might bo !
tniil nt nil u'nulthv t)i!0 nle. Mr.Childs!
ascribes success in life to the simple
thing of sticking to your trade or busi
ness, and failuresin life to a neglect to
follow closely and continuously tho
business for which you arc by nature
and training adapted. He claims that
if all the wealth in America were today
divided equally divided per capita
among all tho people, that in a very
few months it would be again divided
in about tho same ratio as now, be
cause some are money makers and
money savern, while many are neither.
In answer to a question as to wheth
er ho favored any special rule for busi
ness or the acquirement of a fortune,
Mr. Childs replied in a substanco as
tollows: "My rule has been to faith
fully follow that line of business for
which I felt the consciousness of being
adapted. Jn this view I selected the
newspaper pursuit rather than engage
in many. A few days ago certain
gentlemen came to mo to ask me tocn
gago with them in the line of banking.
1 am not a banker, said I. 1 am a
Hut, they persisted, we do not ask
for vonr time, onlv vour name, and
the use of your name to us will bo worth I
$100,000 a year to you. I did not,
however, accede to their request, i
had no inclination to engage with them
in tho pursuit of banking, because it
was outside of my line, and, having
more than enough money to meet my
modest necessities', and without a child
in tho world, 1 did not feel like taking
$100,000 for doing nothing to earn it.
"The great trouble with mankind is
to stick to that pursuit of which they
have knowledge. 1 happen to know
a banker in this town, with good gen
eral information: but with no aptitude
for banking. Yet ho plods along in his
line, acquiring nothing, you may say,
and at times tho necessities of his busi
ness have compelled him to raise
monev on tho family plate. Now, ho is
out of his lino, and will fail, probably,
until ho finds that which is Ins real
bout and gravitate to it." .
A WORD TO OI'K I'AK.MKKS.
In no class in tho world is theie
such a general lack of taste as among
our farmers. They seem to think that
it is of no importance whatever, some
thing which thoy have nothing to do
with, and if thoy only attend to the
important duties of the farm, every
thing that goes to make up appear
ances can be neglected. One. way in
which thoy show want of tasto is m
tho surroundings of their dwellings.
They will leave an ox cart, aled or hay
rack in tho door-yard, or in close proxi
mity to the house, rather than bo at
the trouble of moving them a rod or
two further, where thoy would not bo
so unsightly, or of putting them under
cover, where they belong. Some will
have piles of manure, heaps of stones,
or large piles of wood and timber, left
whore they will give an air of sloven
ness to tho homestead, no matter how
now or handsome tho building may be.
As a gonoral thing the arrangement
of hog pons is objectionable. These
buildings are gonorally placed at the
northern side of sheds and other out
buildings, iu close ajaeeney to tho farm
house and wheio tho foul odors are al
ways going into tho kitchen or sitting
loom. Every farmer does not indeed
oxhibit this want of taste, for scattered
hero and there among our valleys and
hillsides is many a sylvan home show
ing an appreciation of the tasteful and
tho beautiful highly creditable to tho
proprietor. Let not Hie farmer think
it is beneath him to attend to such
things, nor consider that time lost
which ho spends in making the sur
roundings of his houso tasteful and
ma OKEEK NOTES.
Kill ClIUKK, Doe. '2$, INK).
Mr. Hat-sin is to the front with an
adopted son, known as 1.. U.
t. It. miv tho bovA keen tho wood
out, for siok folks must bo sot up with.
Would like to know why 11. G. tried
to drown his ohaparejos and if O. W.
luod that rope to fish them out.
Tho eoeial danco uiven at Dunham
Wright's on Friday night was a huge
aiicctMK. AuionK those from iv distance
i wo noUowl Mr. lw WiUon and lady,
and Mr. Chime and ladv. Tim latter
Htmilctiuin whs the rroipieut of quite
m lumdwme prcenl t tho hands of
one of earth' fairest daughtors.
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Written for Tin: Hcolt.I
Forrow is the great birth-agony of
immortal powers. Sorrow is the great
Konrnhnr and rovealor of hearts, the
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great test of truth ; for Pluto has wise-
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ly said, sorrow will not endure sophisms
All shams and unrealities melt in the
lire of.that awful furiu'cc.
Sorrow reveals forces in ourselves
we never dreamed of. Tho soul a bound
and sleeping prisoner, hears her knock i
on her cell door, and wakens. J
Oh, how narrow the walls; bh, how I
close and dark the grated windows; j
how' the long useless wings beat against
tliii imnassablc barriers: where arc ,
we? What is this prison? What is
beyond? Oh for more air, more light;
when will the doors be opened? The
soul seems to itself to widen and deep
en; it trembles at its own dreadful
forces; it gathers up in waves that
break with wailing only to flow back
into tho cverlastinir void.
The calmest and most centered na
tures are sometimes thrown by the
shock of a great sorrow into a tumul
tous amazement. All things are
changed. Tho earth 110 longer seems
solid, the skies no longer secure ; a deep
abyss seems underlying every joyous
scene of life.
The soul struck with this awful in
spiration, is a mournful Cassandra;
kIw. cum lilnml mi nvcrv threshold, and
! shudders in tho midst of mirth and
festival with the weight of a terrible
wisdom. Who shall dare be glad any
more, that has once seen the frail
foundation 0.1 which love and joy are
built? Our brighter hours, have they
, only been weaving a not work of agon
izing rememberences for this day of
bereavement? The heart is pierced
with every past joy, with every hope
of its ignorant prosperity.
Jlehind overy scale in music, tho
gayest and cheerist, the grandest, tho
most triumphant, lies its dark relative
minor; the notes are the same, but
tho change of a semi-tone changes all
to gloom. All our gayest hours arc
tunes that have a modulation into
these dreary keys ever possible. At
any moment tho key note may b3
Tho firmest, best prepared natures
are often beside themselves with aston
ishment and dismay, when they arc
called to this dread initiation. They
thought it a very happy world before
a glorious universe, now it is dar
kened with tho shadow of insolviblo
mysteries. Why this everlasting tramp
of inovitablo laws on quivering life?
Jf tho wheels must roll on why must
tho crushed be so living and sensi
tive? And yet sorrow is God-like, sorrow
is grand and great, sorrow is wise and
far seeing. Our own instinctive valua
tions, the intense sympathy which wo
give tho tragedy which God has inter
woven into the laws of nature, show us
that it is with no slavish dread, no
cowardly shrinking, that wo should ap
proach her divine mysteries.
What are tho natures that cannot
sufler? Who values them? From fat
oysters over which the silver tide rises
and falls without one pulse upon its
flushy ear, to tho hero who stands with
quivering nerve parting with wifo and
child and homo for country and God,
all tho way up, is an ascending scale,
marked by increasing power to suller;
and when wo look to tho head of all
being up through principalities and
powers and princedom, with dazzling
ardors and celestial blazonry, to be
hold by what, emblem tho Iniinito
Sovereign chooses to reveal himself,
wo behold in the midst of the throne
"a lamb as it had been slain."
Sorrow is divine. Sorrow is reign
ing on tho throne of the universe, and
tlu imiiwii of all CrOWUS llllS hCOU 0110
There have been many books that
treat of tho mystery of sorrow, but only
one that bids us glory in tribulation
.m1 i-nnnt, it all iov when wo fall into
diverse alllictions, that so we may bo
associated with that great fellow-ship
of su He ring of which tho Incarnate
God is the head and through which
ho is carrying a redemptive conflict to
glorious victory over evil. If wo suller
with him wo shall also reign with him.
HVOll 111 t 10 Very IliaKllIK up ui uiu
i.uniuim t, i
physical nature, Clod puts suggestions
l' vim ill tho verv niakmi: tin of our
nf such a result, "weep ng nmr en-
ol hUt.n a nsui , ah h .
.i r.M- ,i ii i. hi imt inv pomoui in too
morning. I hero are victorious pow
urs in our nature which are all tho
while working for us in our deepest
pain. It is said that after the Miller
ings of the rack, there ensues a poriod
iu which tho simple reposo from tor
turo produces a beatific trance; it is
the miction of nature, assorting the
lietStiignnt intentions of her creator.
So after groat niontnl oonlliets, and
agonies, must ooino a rootion, and
the Divine Spirit co-working with our
spirit, buixe the favomblo moment,
and interpreting natural laws with
Frank Bro's. Implement Uo.j
LA GRANDE and ISLAND CITY.
i HAVANA PRESS DRILLS
GANG, SULKY and
Ik "ELI" My
All late improved farm implements and machinery, barb wire and
feed mills. Every implement warranted, and
prices to suit the times.
CALL OX US Oil OUK AGENTS BEFORE PURCHASING.
a celestial vitality carries up the soul
to joys beyond the ordinary possibilities
of mortality. It is fittd that gardeners,
sometimes when thoy would bring a
rose to richer flowering, deprive it for
a season of light and moisture. Silent
and dark it stands, dropping one fade-
ing leaf after another, and seeming to
go down patiently to death. JJut when
ever leaf is dropped and the plant
stands stripped to the uttermost, a new
life is oven then working in the buds,
from which shall spring a tender fo
liage and a brighter wealth of flowers.
So often in celestial gardening, every
leaf of earthly joy must drop before
a new and divine bloom visits the soul.
CHAKLKS N. WYL115.
Chicauo, 111., October C, 181)0,
SHKKiri- 'S SAUK OS CIIATTUI. 3IOIIT-
To .11,1. whom this xotici: sh m.i, co.NCintN:
Know ve that whereas on tin) luiii (lay ni
Mav. IsiiU, there was filed in the clerk's
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OIIU'O ! IMC COUIliy l uniuii, u
inortiiaL'e lieaiim,' date of that day. made
bv .lames llnbbins and Isaac Carry the
parties of the Urst part, aim K. M. Hill, tue
parly ol uie sceoim pun, nerei mc
parties of the first part mortgaged to the
inirtv iif Hin M'ronil Hurt, one Clvdcsdale
stallion named " Dominion,'' style No. KM,
CIvdeMlale Stud Hook of Camilla; color,
bav, star In face, white hind feet; foaled
AiiLMist 11. 1PS . ami wiueii inoriuiiKC was
to secure the Mini of $S(0.00 according to
the tenor of two certain notes and in
tcrest at ten per cent, per annum,; one of
said notes belim navable Nov. I. for
$:!I)0,IKI and the other for $;00.00 payable
.NUV, I. INKI, ,
And, whereas, under and by virtue of the
law In such ease made and provided, the
First Nationnl Hank of Union delivered to
inn tlnl If f U 111 fkil ItllOl I uliorilVnf I'niiiii coun
ty, Oregon, a certified copy of said chattel
mortpiKe, ami hv cimorsemcin on sm;ii
eopv, stated that it was the owner of the
notes described in said mortcnuc and
directin' me to take the property de
scribed In said mortpuKO ami sell tno
same as provided in said mortgage, and
I having in obedience to such order taken
uniil iiniiiiTlv into mv ltosscssioll. ulid It
being provided in said" mortgage that said
property may ue som aner kmiuk mre
week's notice of such sale in a newspaper
published i" the county of I'ldon and State
I hercbv give notice that on Monday, the
.Mb day of January, ml, at '.' o'clock p. in.
of said day. I will sell all the right, title
and interest of .lames Itobbins and Isaac
Curry or either of them, in and to the
above described property.
The salu will take place at the stable of
V. K. Howker. on Main street in tho town
of t'nion, in rniou count, State of Ore
gon, at public auction, for gold coin in hand,
to tho highest and best bidder.
Dated iit Union this the 10th day of De-
comber, 1SU0. ,
J. T. 1IOL1.KS,
Uv W. It. UsiiKK. deputy. liMS-wli
NOTICK OF KOKFKITUHK,
Sta'.e of Oregon, county of Union, I
November H. JSIO.)
To Jons Noi.kx: ....
You are hereby notified that I hare ex
pended one hundred dollars In labor and
Improvements on the "Flying Dutchman '
quartz lode, situated hi Oranlte mining
district. Union county. Oregon, as will a
pear bv certificate tiled November 10, IS!.
and recorded in Hook K of iiutu U claims,
page 'J-2II, in the office of the recorder of
said eountv, in order to hold said promise
under tho provisions of section 2.T.M rerised
statutes of the United States, being the
amount required to bold the xame for the
vear ending December lstm. and if with
in ninety davs after this nolle" hv publica
tion yiiii fail or refuse to contribute your
portion of Mich expenditure, and of other
expenditures for which you are legal y
bound as co-owner, your Interest In said
claim will become tho property of the sub
scriber under said secuon 'J324.
n":t-i:tt no nun w. im: it kins.
VTOTH'K IS 1 1 KltKUY 0 1 V KN TO A 1.1.
lersons concerned that tho under
o-i persons lumumii u , . , i
Ul-'iied has been regularly appointed ad-
n',7mstrator f the estate of Charles Mo-
I I ...1 All ,..,rcnn. liovllll'l-blllllS
i I.eau, ueeoaseu. aii pori w iiuviiikuhiu
Knist said elate are notitied to present
.,, ,i nil vrinVil. In ilin lllldorsi? 110(1
I . . i ...i.i.i.. v ........ i . tli.,
auminisiriiioi mnii i numma -,
datii of this notice, at his resilience in .unn
Powder, Union county. Oregon.
Dated tlns'JOth day of November, ls'W.
run-in: or DISSOLUTION.
"XT OTIUK IS HF.ltKHY OIVKN
i. we, Squire K. Thomai and J.
llanov.have this dnv dissolved by mutual
consent tho partnership business heretofore
' existing between us. and J. H. Dclaney Is
herebv authorised and undertakes to pay
. all debts of tho llrm ami collect nil accounts
,lUl)iititd nt Union Oregon tills Wth day of
! J. 11. DKUANKY.
flow W h:
Our Entire Stock of
Orders from a distance solicited and
(Near the Court tlou-i ,
E. M. MITCHELL, Proprietor.
The best of accomodations for the oare of
stock. Charges Reasonable
, RUSH FORD and FISH
j BRO'S. WAGONS,
i and BUGGIES,
"ELI" SULKY PLOWS,
E3 lUl i
at Cost and
of the opportunity.
promptly attended to.
.IONKS HI JOS..
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