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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1891)
Our Regular Correspondent's
Budget of News.
Grain Shipments Farm Notes The Mea
slesOpen Crossings for Far
Aucri., Jan. 12, ISO),
beon quito lively of
Mrs. C. C. Stanley is very sick, at
her residence in Alicel.
The U. P. is now running regular
trains on the Elgin branch.
Jake Gulling is the ticket puncher
on the Elgin branch of the U. 1'. road.
J?o'. MoCart, of tho Cove, was visit
ing his mother at the iolollieo this
Mr. Luckcr closed a very successful
term of school in the Fairvicw district
The elevator company have shipped
about twenty car loads of grain from
The old time stage coach will soon
take its exit from Grande Hondo. The
locomotive pushes it further and fur
ther into the interior.
Mr. Measles has come on the RUlgo
again to visit those ho has not been
with. This time Messrs. James, Stan
ley and Childers are entertaining him.
Ida and Rachel 1) rooks came up
from the Willamette valley where they
have been attending school, to visit
their parents. While here they took
the measles and were unable to return.
Tho U. P. Engineers have staked out
open crossings on the Elgin branch,
for most of the farmers on the Sand
ridge. They don't stand any show
with tin grangers in a law suit witli a
J.I1U it ins ; tmi rt'ivii nfrn wnr. mi;
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s,uu"" """" "ilu'u ,
ers to start the plow, ho theio was
one of those teams in every field. On
the third day the gtound was frozen
so the plows wuold not enter the
Wm. Kuekman is monarch of all he
surveys. When he gets upon the back
of his oil' wheeler ho speaks gently to
his team of eijjht hordes and they move
oh" like they understood every word he
says to them. Billy would rather
drive that team than be out sleigh
riding with his best girl.
Let "Carrie C." of the Summerville
Press, name their town. Wo have
heard so many names for the little in
fant Mm: 1 am afraid it will die on ac
count -if names. She calls it "lvieli
land." The ownar of tho land calls it
"Esterville," (I suppose after his wife
and mother) and J think that would j
be tho proper name for it. Somebody ,
else called it "lona," and the railroad
company call it "Lone Treo," so wo
have a right to call it "Kettle-belly,"
if wo want to. Gentlemen, got to
gether, eolect a name, print it in largo
tiek it up on tho gate post !
near the town so wo all can see it.
Hon. J. L. Roe returned recently j
from an extended trip through Kansas
and Iowa. Ho reports that everybody
he saw was a democrat. Xot a solita
ry republican in Kansas or Iowa and
the farther east he wont the worse.
He wo.uld not venture across tho fath
er of waters for fear ho would turn
democrat himself. Ho found tho
working class in such a deplorable
condition, (on account ot tho McKinloy
bill) that tears trinkled down his
cheeks as big as Grande Hondo tutors.
Ho was so generous with his money,
helping the poor and the needy, that
if ho had not purchased a round trip
ticket when lie left ho would have nev
er been able to got back. Mr. Roe, in
one rcspict, is like tho groat and im
mortal Grant ho is very fond of bull
pups and brought two of them homo
with bun. Mi.vmtv.v Ass.
Nows cf tio WacJe a Nolsd liy Our Reg
Waiiiikuto.', I. C. Jan. 2, 1800.
OiiKtio.N Sc ot r:
- - .i.itoiiul Mtuntiou wan never in
-e muddle than it U toiUy. Xo
i hi hay with any certainty what
nil: will bf, there i much
..l cru purpue.-i on all fciJcit.
the r- l
i .iiiso tin t nunieroii-, inini
I'uieuii.- wl w.wit (lie elic!iin
bill pa -I and
turo iuV to I'
who I 'i lave the 1' -ii
a1 - ny in order l
get a .
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Ui if arc the r- .
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public u Alto neither ujpoH uur up-
noso the election bill with any spirit, j
but who gliully assist in keeping Unit !
inensnrc before the senate, because it j
prevents the consideration of financial J
legislation, to which they are unalter
ably opposed; tho democrats aro solid
ly united in opposition to tho Election ,
bill, and it is generally believed that
they will agree to tuioriHee any or all
legislation if thereby they can bring
about the defeat of that measure, j
Everybody is taking a long breath, so 1
to speak, for the decisive contest which
will begin Monday and end with the'
tho triumph of fonic one of the forces
above mentioned. Soino idea of the
feeling of the free coinage republicans
may lie gained by the following re
maiks made by Senator Teller : "I wish
to say that I think there are other sub
jects which ought to be brought before
the sennte ot infinitely more impor
tance than the election bill. We stand
in the very faco of a gieat financial
convulsion, and no matter what gen
tleman may say, tho best minds in this
country assert today that we are on
the very verge of a financial panic.
I know that certain bankers in the
city of New York arc saying that every
thing is lovely. Why? They dare
not say otherwise. If the great mats
of people of this country were - fully
awate of our financial condition tliey
would see that there is danger of finan
cial ruin to thousands and tens of
thousands of men who are absolutely
solvent today. I believe it is the duty
of the senate to meet those questions;
not that I put dollars and cents above
human rights or above liberty, but
there can be no liberty in any coun
try where there is not prosperity of
the people, and the people today in
every portion of this country are mut
tering there discontent against exist
ing facts and existing conditions.
They are demanding legislation at our
hands, and rightfully demanding it."
A member of tho House, who is de
cidedly favorable to tho Farmers' Al
liance, remarked to me as Mr. Teller
finished his short speech: "If Teller
wasn't a lawyer that speech would
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make bun eligible for membership in
the Funm-rs' Alliance.
The piesince of lion. Kobt. T. Lin
coln, United States minister to Great
Britain, has revived tho talk about a
crisis having been reached in our ne
gotiations with the British government
in relation to the Behring sea dispute,
and the air is again full of rumors,
some of them of the most sensational
and improbable character. The cor
respondence between tho two govern
ments will be submitted to congress in
a few days, and thon it can be seen
whether the situation is as grave as
some gruesome gossips would have us
New Years' is always a gala day in
Washington, and yesterday was no ex
ception. Tho official reception at the
White House was a great success and
was attended by all tho people of promi-
all of the
ln Washington, including
oilicial representatives of
foreign countries, and the stream of
big guns went direct from there to tho
large residence of Vice President Mor
ton to attend a reception held by him
and Mrs. Morton. Later, all mascu-
lino Washington called upon its femi
Justice Brown, of tho supremo court,
having had his nomination confirmed
by the senate and his commission
signed by the president, is now ready
I to take his seat, and will do so when
tho court meots next week.
Sunator Wolcott shocked tho repub
licans and shamed tho democrats in a
speech announcing his opposition to
the election bill. He said in oflect that
he opposed the bill becauso it was an
attempt to put ignorance on top of in
telligence in eortain southern States.
Prof. Koch's lymph, the new con
sumption remedy, is being thoroughly
tos.tod by the physicians in cliargo of
Garfield hospital in this city. Tho ex
periments have not yet lasted long
onuigh for tho formation of an intelli
gent opiniLii as to the result.
Tho postoflieo department in, at the
request of Mr. Harrison, investigating
thu recent killing of the postmaster at
If the senate does not change its tac
tics an extra session of congress just
after tho fourtli of March is inovitablo;
it lias beon in session a month and
has dnuo practically nothing.
Tlio senate census committee, which
in considering thu apportionment bill,
by making the membership of tho
Homo JlfiO, giving Now York and
Minnesota ouch an additional metnbor.
J. II. C.
Notice i hereby given that lliuro wag tak
en up i. '. A. (irnjiiM) ('lover creek in the
(rn-iuci'of N.tUi Voivdor, I'liion futility,
i if .ii, in.. i .uii i.i-foru i hf uiHlerklirttwi
a jii-. u f i ( M.i- . . fur ubovr ri-cmul
iin- 1.41 k iron (ray liutXi. ku.l lu Ix- li
w i . .1.., I'1, high. Iirm.dod wiili u
c iu ! (. ri(') mi Ui left uliauliltii.
..p-irmwU l 36 tuts January 3, IMll.
iMt JOHN KDWAItl.
Jllktll) Uf tllO i'lklUU-
1 IV VIM 1 111- I.
j Petitioning the Legislature to Enact a Law
Itclatlng to KlgtoM-Way of Ir
Covb, Jan. 1 1. 1S01.
Skating is good on the sloughs and
river. The boys who own or can bor
row skates are indulging in tho sport.
Horn, to the wife of C. G. Olsen, Jan.
10th, an eight jwund girl. Charlie
has (piit grinding and spends his time
rocking the young lady.
At this writing, a twelvo year old
daughter of L. B. Ilaggcrty is danger
ously sick with pneumonia fever, hav
ing developed with an attack of mea
sles but the most aro light and soon
leave the victim.
Mr. E. P. McDaniol a prominent
Mason was presented with a beautiful
emblematic watcli charm by the mem
bers of tho lodge last week. Tho
present was totally unexpected and
was an entiie surprise.
Mrs. Marion Lieuranco has arrived
from Vinoqua Wis. Mr. L. and wife
have purchased a part of the old Barne's
place east of town and are putting out
an extensive orchard under tho direc
tion of Mr. J. C. Doney.
A literary society has been formed
in Lower Cove and on the Sandridgo
and hold meetings alternately at the
Chandler school house and Big Lako
school house. Much interest is taken
and the sessions arc very entertaining.
Mr. Wallace Bogles circulatad a pe
tition through Cove, this week, pray
ing the legislature to enact a law grant
ing the. right to construct irrigating
ditches through any land, provided
reasonablo damages' aro paid, it was
Messrs. Dangherly, Phy, S. G. White
and A. II. Robinson having been ap
pointed a committee to look over tho
grounds and take soundings in the
Bloom-French water right case, com
pleted their labors Tuesday. Their
testimony will be taken next week by
Mrs. J. J. McDonald and daughter,
Mrs. A. A. Ellis and son of Red Lodge
Montana, visited friends and relat.ves
in Cove this week. Mrs. McDonald's
health is improving. Mrs. Ellis is the
irresiotable Lou of old and her son
Master Ellsworth is a manly young
fellow and takes after his mother in
the above mentioned trait. Mrs. E.
expects to return homo in about two
A Farmer Discourses on tho Financial
Situation and Cause Thereof.
T iinin: Ituci?; Jan.
Eihtok Oiikoon Scout:
The weather continues to puzzle the
oldest inhabitants. At no time has
theie been sufficient snow for sledding,
since last March. The lowost degree
indicated by tho Thermometers, is 10
degrees above zero, yet, there is ample
timo before tho equinox, for severe
Tho people over here are in distress
by reason of the scarcity of money.
Creditors have recently sent out ur
gent duns to thoir debtors living in all
parts of tho county. It is as difficult
for some of us to give a bankable note
as it is to pay cash. Wo can do
neither. Hence we Nhall bo no longer
credited. Better would it have been
for us had wo never asked for credit,
but we did, and now tho evil days havo
swept down upon us like a pack of
hungry wolves upon a sheep fold
Should wo survive tho onslaught, we
trust our oxporienco vill cnablo us to
htcer clear of any of tho rooks that
havo risen so throatoningly around us.
A call has been mado for tho farm
ers of Upper Prairie creek to meet at
PloasiiMt Center school house, on Sat
urday evening noxt. Tho object in
view is to talk over tho financial dis
tress of the county, and to talk of tho
expediency of beginning at once, tho
survey of a courso that will lead us
away from the humiliating thralldom
in whioh we are held by middle men,
It is a well established fuel, though not ,
generally known, but a truism, novor- i
theloss, that tho dry goods merchants
of Wallowa valley noil their wares at
prices largely in oxce&ij of prica for
tho same goods told Ly La Grande
merchants. The merchants of La
Grande aro contented with tbeir prof- ,
its. Wallowa merchants buy in thu'
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advantage. Then they ought to be
contented with the profit realized by
La Grande iiiorelmut, with freight
oil all drv avails in nnmimil.
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i Union merchant lOcts. for a bandanna.
! For the same kind of handkerchief I
tMiid a merchant of Joseph 25 cts. Tho
Union merchant's profit was 100 per
cent. Then what was the Joseph mer
chant's profit? Only 100 per cent. :
List fall Mr. B , a in. reliant of Enter
prise, bought a dozen egg?, paying
therefor 15 cts, in good, say a pajcr 1
of corn-starch. A La Grande mer- '
chant rotails corn-starch for 10 cts a i
a paper, theioby making 50 per cent,
profit on tho cost of thejj starch. Mr. '
P. docs not buy his goods in La Grande,
lut ho buys in the same market, and
presumably at sanio price rates. The
pound of corn-starch, then, cost Mr.
B., of Enterprise, cents, plus 1 cent
j freight charges. Mr. B. sold the eggs
j in La Grande for 25 cts. cash. His
I profit on the pound of staieh, then,
I was 178 cts. or 220 per cent. These
and Kindred ourdonsonie and excess
ive charges for thefr goods, by middle
men, have drivon many farmers to
utter financial ruin. Is theio no reme
dy? .. . J. .1. Ikva.vs.
An Epidemic of Measles Tho Railroad Par
tial to Chinamen.
Measles, Mkasi.ks! MEASLES!!
Tho holidays being over the town is
Van Pluuunor now answers to the
name of "Dad." His wife presented
him with a son on tho 1 1th inst.
Miss Is'etlie Vandccar visited friends
in Baker City tho latter part of last
J. E. Carroll's new blacksmith shop,
20x40 feet is about completed and ho
will occupy it in a few days, lie is
going to raise the old shop and con
vert it into a livery stable.
Nearly every family in this section
is afllieted with measles, but fortunate
ly the epidemic has not assumed a
malignant form, and everybody sconis
to bo getting along nicoly.
Samuel Fleshman, our gentlemanly
blacksmith, met with a painful acci
dent last Friday. While removing a
timber from a wagon ho completely
crushed the second linger of his
The white men bore havo been dis
charged and Chinamen put in their
places. It seems hard to see good,
honest, industrious men with families
thrown out ot employment and dirty
.Mongolians take thoir places.
John Washum, one of our most en
ergetic young men, has bought the
John Lawler place on Clover creek,
and is going to try his hand at farm
ing. We wish him success.
Cam. Edwards, who has been work
ing at Ci. H. Bobier's logging camp in
tho Blue mountains, returned home
last week, with (ho measles. Ho ex
pects to return to work in a few days.
Messrs. Stout k Salsbury will begin
trucking in logs laying in the river jutt
abo-o town, tomorrow. Tho Oregon
Lumber Co. is going to set a mill and
saw them up as soon as possible.
These logs havo laid in the river for
from live to eight years, and must bo
in very bad condition. j
THE HARVESTER TRUST.
It Commences Operations by Discharging
A special from St. ixmis says : ft
was learned here today that the first
oilicial act of tho American Harvester
Company of Illinois, a consolidation
of eighteen harvester companies of tho
United States, with headquarters in
Chicago, will dischargo about 10,000
employees, whoso services aro ren
dered unneceHsary by tho consolida
tion of eighteen scpcrato and distinct
companies into ono monopoly. Ton
million dollars per annum is expected
lc bo saved in wages through this con
solidation. This is niude pofsibly by
the fact that under the consolidated
management the output of harvest
machinery will bo limited to tho great
plants whoso brands aro standard al 1
over the world, and that most small
plants will boshutdown. Tho Minne
apolis company, it is said, has already
shut down and discharged its force,
and after January 1st many othors
will follow suit. Tho now nionoply,
whioh controls the output of harvest
ing machinery of the United Statua,
has a capital of .f.15,000,000. It is in-
eorporated under the laws of Illinois,
ln0 incorporators being. Cyrus II. Mo-
Cormiek, William Dooring, Waltor A.
Wood, George A. S. Buhhnoll, and A.
L, Congor. Cyrus II. MoConniok is
president uf the consolidated company
Walter A. Wood is vioe-piwmlunt and
L. Conger is general managor.
To whom It may ouiiauri) ;
Kutlgo l Umhy idvuu Out I will pay no
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