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JANUARY 22. 1S91.
On account of tin- change mailt? in tho
inatiiictnent of this pnpcr, nil accounts due
up to Jan 15, 1801, must bo sottlctl without
delay. Those knowing themselves indebt
ed to the paper are requested to come in
and pay up without further urging.
A Paragraphic Record ot Recent Happen
ings in and Around the City.
Holiday goods nt cost. Jones liros.
T I Fascinators and hoods at cost at Mr.
11 Kinchart's. 1-1-tf.
TWf- During the past week the measles have
' I " linnntun .tnttn t.r.ii..1..i. f !ti fliio ..it t
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GlasvnrJ. lamps, and holiday goods n't
cost and less than cost at Jones Tiros,
Ladies' Jliss-cs and children's woolen un
derwear at cost, at Mrs. Hinehart's. 1-1-tf.
A Farmers' Alliance ha been organised
at Alder, Wallowa county, with a very
If you want to he astonished at the cheap
ness of holiday goods, visit Jones Bro's
store and learn their prices.
Let us have the Australian ballot, system.
It is admitted by all that It will prevent
frauds. Lotus have it, wo say. "
The Indians have surrendered to the sol
diers, ttic suspense is over so call at once
at the Cove drug store and pay up.
AVoolon hosiery, gloves, felt and wool
hats, for sale at cost at Mrs. Hinehart's
millinery store. Do not lose this opportu
The streets arc dry and dusty, a con
.dition that has never before Jbecn known
f in tl is country, at this time of year, that
we know ot.
The boll at the Presbyterian cliurqh,
which was broken a few weeks ago, has
been replaced by u new one, weighing one
Very interesting communications from
Iaaicm, Aioany, joscpn, munc, mgii val
ley and other points are unavoidably
crowded out of this issue.
The nconle at the southern nnrtinn of
this county should bestir themselves if they
do not wish to wake up some line morning
and lind themselves in a very unenviable
Articles of incorporation have been tiled
with the secretary of State for the Big
creek Creamery Association. The incor
porators are X. l'arkes, D. Wright, W. Wil
son and P. 11. Miles.
Kmm.i Abbott, who died in Salt Lake
last week, left a peculiar will. It lir.t di
rects that her body is to bo tested by olec-
J tricty to ascertain if life is extinct, and
-.men it is to do cremated. I
A Berlin dispatch of tliu 15th inst. says
rroiessur jvoen s report, issued today as
to the ingredients which compose his lymph
says it consists of glycerine anil an extract
from the pure cultivation of tubercle bacilli
X. Blum, formerly a number of the mer
chandising linn of Soinmer it Blum, of 1
Grande, has secured a lease of the Hotel
P.erkins in Portland and will take posses
sion of the same about the lirst of next
An ea-tcrn paper of thirty years ago eon
tained a paragraph to this effect: '"Kalph
Fariiham, the revolutionary vote ran. 10.5
years old, has been an inveterate smoker
most of his life. Wo fear tho habit will be
the death of him yet.
Win. Wilson is sinking a large well in the
rear of his new brick, and will put in a lirst
class force pump with about 10 feet of hose.
which will enable him to throw water nil
over his building. It will come handy in
"case of tire. When it comes to enterprise,
Billy is never behind.
Somebody has produced the following
calculation: "1-roin a bushel of corn the
distiller gets four gallons of whiskey, worth
$1(1. The government gets?!. (JO, the farm
ergots -10 cents, the railroad gets $1, tho
manufacturer gets .ft, tho retailer gets $7
and tho consumer gets drunk.''
Jay Gould lias a controlling interest in
three of the main railroad systems of the
country. Why is it if ono man can man
age so many roads, this great government
cannot manage them all ? Can't the nation
succcd in keeping soul and body together at
a business by which a single individual has
made over iflX) .000,000?
The attention of the delinquent taxpayers
of the co.unty Is called to tho notice of Sher
lll' Bolles which appears elsewhere in this
issue. He is dettrmiued to collect nil tax
es that are delinquent, and those who do
not desire costs to bo added and their
names to appear in tho papers, should
come forward and settle at once.
, Should the recently Invented air ship ot
V 12- ' FeCnriingtou provo a success, there
will be little need of congress fooling with
tho tarilF, for the air ship could sail over the
custom houses and avoid the payment of
duties on imuortcd goods. Probably tho
air ship will be tho means of settling the
long debated and much discussed tariff
question. Ochoco Review.
Tho Bakor City Democrat says: "Tho
ptesent condition of Baker City's titiunoe
is deplorable. Scrip going begging at fu
cents on tho dollar is a condition of thing
that presents no alternative nut an in-
creased bonded indebtedness
of the city."
An inviting prohpwst Isn't it?
It may be
saiiLthat Baker county is in the same con
dition,. This matter is respectfully referred
to tfio people of Pine and Kaglo valleys.
Tho following Indian claims have been al
lowed by tho dep.irtiuont at Washington :
K, J. Alexander. Tncoinn, $2So for depreda
tions by Itoiinovks. in 1878; J, 13, Freemuii.
Umatilla coniiiy, Or $100 for depredations
by Bnnuoqk's in 1S7S; Thomas I. Seroggina
Cuuyon CJtyi-Or. f for depredations by
Uitniitok id John (VjiubeH, Clark
ooimUr, vi-h. for deprwlaiioiii by th
KIMaWlii in il; John Muitaly, Vinn.
(ft Or. '.or ii-rriHiitloti-. by the IJiiiuockn
" hi 1S7.
A lew into tn" has 'ci n Parted in i'h'
eago fi r ih i urpo-ienf trau-p irtin i attic
from the gret ranches of Wyoming. I'tah
and Montana to Philadelphia where im
mense ubatolr w ill be erected, it is in
truded that this dressed beef shall go to
supply the Kuropenn market. It will cost
los to ship live cntllo to I'hils b-lphia and
kill them m the we t and ship the drctsed
beef to New York and Kuropo.
Our correspondent at tho capltol writes:
"A bill of considerable Importance to Un
ion and adjoining counties, is a bill intro
duced by Beprosentativo Barnes, of Wal
lowa, providing for the division of tho as
segment of stock belonging in one county
and ranged In another for a portion of tho
year. For many years it has been the prac
tice of stockmen, especially thoje engaged
in sheep hubundry, in the counties ad
joining Union, Wallowa, Baker and other
portions of Ka-tern Oregon, to drive such
stock to llii ir mountain ranges during the
summer months, which practice is looked
upon by many residents of those counties
is a.iin iiibtice. They argue that if the
stock is ranged in their portion of the coun
ty for a portion of the year, they should
pay a just portion of their taxes in that
county. To correct this. Representative
Barnes introduced the bill."
The letter from our regular correspon
dent at the capital arrivedtoo late for publi
cation in full this week. The following ex
tract from it, however, will show that the
"ghouls'' are getting in their work: "Sev
eral large petitions by the Baker and Union
county delegations praying that the sec
tion known as the "panhandle'' of Union
county, which embraces the Fine Creek
milling region, be annexed to Baker county.
So far the petitions are not advocated by any
number of the heaviest taxpayers, but seem
to bear the names of those locally Interest
ed in the mutter. It is learned that if the
people of that section who pay the taxes
desire this change the Union county dele
gation will not seriously object, but unless
the measure is advocated by those who
have financial interests at stake, it will bo
fought to tho bitter end. Another bill will
undoubtedly b" introduced during the ses
sion to annex the northern panhandle of
Union county, lying along the Grande
Hondo rivet, to Wallowa county. This
measure will probably not be opposed by
tho Union county delegation, who seem to
think that such a move wilt bo doing justice
to all concerned."
OU3 SOCIAL WORLD.
Brief Personal Mention Epitomo of the
Judge Goodall was in the city yesterday.
Mr. John Martin, of the Cove, called on
Mr. J. W. Sills, of the Cove, was in the
Attorney J. M. Carroll returned from tho
Attorney Sholton left for Salem the fo-c
part of the week.
Mr. Andy Wilkinson, of High valley,
called on us -Monday.
Mr. W. T. Wright returned from Salem
the fore part of the week,
Miss Mollic Myers called on us this week
and subscribed for Tin; Scout.
Leroy l.otiiax, teacher of the school at
Telocaset, visited Union, Saturday.
Mr. Chas. Tomhlcson, of Telocaset, made
our olllce a pleasant visit hist Friday.
Justice Blakcslce has opened an ollieo in
the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Day,
Miss Mauri Burton has been quite sick
for several days past, but is able to bo up
Mr. J. X. Honderson, of Kndicott. Wash.,
sent in thii week and subscribed for Tin:
Mr. Pat. Murray, one of the irenial boys
of La Grande, nude our ollieo a pleasant
visit a few days ago.
The Ladies' Foreign Missionary Society
meets at tho Presbyterian church, Friday,
January 23, 1S91, at2 o'clock p. m.
Mr. K. Bartlett, of Sparta, sent in this
week unri subscribed for Tar. Scout, invest
ing in Dickens' works at the same time.
Mr. Samuel Miuuick and Mr. James T.
Vass wero m from Cricket Flut, Monday.
Mr. Miuuick subscribed for Thk Scout
.Mr. i'. i'. iiaioway, or j'jgm, called on
us a few days ago. He reports everything
going on nicely in the metropolis at tho
other cud of the valley.
ShcrifTBolles took his ricparturo for tho
Willamette last Sunday, on business. While
there ho will look in on thoshtrill's conven
tion which is to bo held in Salem.
Mrs. Thomas Turner, of Cornucopia, was
a visitor to the uity yesterday. While hero
slid called on us mid .subscribed for Tin:
Scout to bo sent to George Bobcrtson,
Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Mr. Josso Albarson was in tho city Sat
urday, and next day took his departure for
Huntington. He thinks that will be a good
location for opening n tnorcantllo business.
It is his intention, however, to still contin
ue his business at Cornucopia.
Wo have been shown a letter from Mrs.
Niswendor, of Goncsoo, III, to Mr . I) C.
Fisher, of tho Cove, which expresses tho
gratitude of that lady for tho oaic taken
of her daughter, Mr. Dan. Petors. by tho
people of tho Cove while eho was sick and
in distress. Mre. Niswendor thinks the
people of tho Cove aro tho best poople in
Mr. John MeLo in, who has boon vUiting
the home of his childhood in boniiie Soot-
laud, during the pautje ir, returuud a few
day ago. He U looking well and the trip
has evidently agreed with him. IIU many
friend are glad to set' him baek, and listen
intently to his many .stories, wh oh are told
in a mannor that would do credit to Soutor
Mr. L. It. Holmes, of the Cine, and his
son. F.dward niVod on us Saturday. Hd
warl returned .i few w i ks a.-o from Han
Fraiu i-' j i. it i 'j'lt ' lit wr.tl month
in tit'' Arctic rontons a surgeon on the well
known -.bi,. " 1 tie IV.tr. The young nutn
hts ma le rupi 1 pio;rri4 in hf ban been
studying niedir'iie , t urgrv and will no
doubt become a t lion r to tne profeision. 1
Gov. Ponnoyor's Fossajje is
INTEREST RATE TO BE REDUCED-
Tho Usury Law and the Mortgage Tax
Law Will Probably Romsln To Benefit
School Teachers A Ballot Reform Sill.
Our letter from Salem having failed to
arrive on time we take tho following from
tin? Kast Orcgoninn, written by Hon, J. P.
Salkm. Jan. 15. Two joint resolutions
were introduced in the somite yesterday by
Watldns of Wasco, looking to the co-operation
of the state of Washington Willi Ore
gon In some legislation of ImiKirtnuco to the
state. One of these is in regard to the
speedy opening of the Columbia river and
the other to the lishing industry in that
Speaking of the opening of the river a
rather remarkable admission was openly
made a few days ago by lion. I). P. Thoinp
sor, vice president of the Union Pacllic.
He said in subs.ance that the railroad cor
porations ('lie of which he was a member
had .systematically worked for years, and
with success, against an open river; that
the estimates made by the engineers were
immensely too high, made so by the engi
neers nt Washington under tho inllucncc of
the railroad olllcials and attorneys; that the
river could be opened for two million dol
lars. nils is no news, perhaps, to some;
but it may tend to open the eyes of some to
the veal cause of' delay. The railroad cor
porations do not want an open river; the
engineers and many senators and congress
men obey their dictates; and thus for twen
ty years have tho people been deceived and
defrauded by false pretenses and tools and
attorneys of corporations, like Dolph and a
subsidized press like the Oregonian, pre
tending to servo the people; but in fact
serving only the gigantic corporations and
Everybody almost wants to be railroad
commissioner. There urc candidates by the
dozens. One of them under tho law must
bo a democrat, and the democrats will can
cus today to decide who their man will be
t. Handler ot jiaKcr anu lunik or i.inn are
he leading democratic candidates, with the
chances in favor of the latter. To what two
republicans this plum will bo giyen is yet
uncertain. Waggoner, the present clerk, is
a standing candidate, and unless ho gets
something he will feel very much hurt. Ho
descended two years ago from commission
or to clerk of the commission and naturally
wants to step back. Fx-scnator Davison of
Linn, W.J. Snodgrass of Union, and many
others, are also candidates. A bill has been
introduced to repeal the law, but it will not
be done as there is too much "in it."
Up to '1 uesi'ay thirty-one bills had been
introduced in the senate and forty-eight in
the house, Among these wore live wagon
roud hills calling forlD.OOO; but it is doubt
ful if any such measure pass nt this session
The wagon road business was rather over
done two years ago. Tiie Bull Kan water
hill provides tor tho issuance b,' the city of
Portland of bonds to the amount of $2,500,-
000, but does not exempt them from taxa
A bill will be introduced soon providing
for tho erection of a branch insane asylum
In Kaslern Oregon. An appropriation of
about $150,000 will be necessary for that
Not much has been said yet nbout the
World's Fair appropriation; but it is almost
certain that the appropriation will be small
probably not over $."0,000. This will be
very poor policy. This amount would af
ford us only such a meagre and imperfect
exhibition as would bo a damage rather
than :i beneiit. The state should appropri
ate a larger amount or none at all. Per
haps the latter alternative is under all tho
circumstances the better policy, '
balum, jan. rne governor s message is
n characteristic paper. As is quite gener
illy remarked itls "Ponnoycrall through.'
The individuality and tho undodging
straightforwardness of the man appears in
almost every paragraph.
The legislature at least tho senate ud
journed today (Thursday) at 11 a. m. until
Monday morning This is done to allow
the state printer to get his work of printing
tho large mass of bills sent to him done so
that legislators can have them in printed
form to refer to before they come up for
1 intend to do, or help to do, if I can
which is very doubtful a little favor to the
school teachers of the state while here.
Through the manipulations of State Super
intendent McKlroy a law was passed at the
last session providing that no lirst-grado or
second-grado teachers' certificate could be
rciiewed. The object of this was to obligo
teachers who obtained a second-grado cer
tillcatc to next obtain a lirst-grado, and
next obtain n "state certificate" or abandon
his profession. Hero is the spot in tho
woodpile where tho darkey U illy concealed.
To obtain a state certificate the applicant
must pay to the state board of education
e. g., to H. B. McKlroy a fco of $5. Thus
in older to fatten tho already well-filled
purso of this avaricious olllcinl, tho poor
teachors all ovor tho state are deprived of
tho right to obtain county certificates more
than once, and ure compelled to pay tills
fee out of their hard earned wages. This
schemo is an outrage upon every teacher in
the suite and is as slniiuo'oss a device to
wrong iimny for tho sollish bum fit of one
man us over wus put in statute form.
Democrat met in caucus hist evening and
unanimously agreed to cast their votes for
Barney Goldsmith fur United Status sena
tor. This is a deserved compliment to Mr.
Goldsmith for his able services as chairman
of the domocratio state contntl committee, I
Solictor Loonoy yesterday introduced the
the ballot reform bill, as prepured by tho
bullot reform leacue of Orvgon substan
tially the Australian yusn. lite believed
that It will pass, as li ought to. nil parties
jiuving dcelup;! in tlnir platforms in its
Senator Do lsun of Baker wauls six clerks
for his engrossing i ommittc. This docs not
look much like economy mid rctreiicliit'tnt
The last week of the session lie needs them,
but not till then, and the senate did wrong
in allowing them now.
The lirt judicial district wants an addi
tional judge, according to a bill being intro
duced in the house.
The joint resolution that United Slates
senators bo elected by a direct voto of tho
people rejected in the house two years ano
has now passed that body, and was con
curred In by the senate.
Cross of Clackamas, by request of tho far
mers of that county, he said, introduced a
bill to abolish the state boa.d ot horticulture.
liMToi; Okhoos Scout:
Another instance of the hick of some
thing to say from the pulpit, is shown In a
serinonjof Hev. W. J. Hughe, of this city,
preached several weeks ago. A text was
chosen In the opening of services, and tor
several minutes the gentleman tried dih
gently to find something to say in regard
to tho matter, but it seems it was too much
for him, for as the wind shifU'th, so shitted
he from his text to a spirited lecture on the
bad traits, and early ei lines of Ingersoll.
lngersoll, in his way of putting thinus was
an outcast from civilized society nearly a
murderer with an indictment for a ter
rible crime still hanging over his head; he
would he tried, and probably imprisoned
for a long term, if he ever dared to show
himself in a ilty called Harrisburg, lib-.
uois, for, as tho minister complacently
remarked, it was Harrisburg Illinois Hint
formed tho starting place for Inger
soll's law career, and it was Harrisburg,
Illinois that was once the scene of a mid
night flight of B. G. for threatening to kill
a man. Oh, no! lngersoll could never
come back to that, city, for tho warrant was
still out for him, and ho would bo arrested
Tho following letter from the county
judgo of Saline county, 111., of which Har
risburg is the seat, shows how little tho
reverend gentleman knew about the sub
ject in hand:
n.untisnuiti,. Ill,, Jan. 1L 1891,
Mr. Bert. W. Huil'nian, Union. Or.,
Deai: Sin: Your favor of filli inst, at
hand. It. G. lngersoll never lived in this
city, but lie did live in this county and once
when here, ho was near where some other
fellows were quarrelling, and became in
volved in a quarrel with it man who threat
ened to kill lngersoll, 15. G. 1. drew his
knife, and tho quarrel then stopped. The
grand jury was then in session, and lnger
soll was indicted, but the indictment was at
onooquushod. A. G. AnxnY,
The vituperative epithets applied to
Ingersoll's private character were merely
intended to mislead people, and place that
man in a false light before their eyes. His
reputation cannot be tainted by such
means, and It Is only for the cause of right
and ltistiee that I went to the trouble of
addressing the Honorable County Judgo of
Saline county, III. Had I been a church
member, 1 would have done the same thing
for every man has a right to know about
such things, and never will know tho truth
if they depend on such sources as those
limiting tales often quoted in the pulpit.
B. W. HUFFMAN.
Tho Pulpit and tho Stage.
Bev. F. M. Shrout, Pastor United Ilreth
crn (jiiurcn, nine juounii, Kan., says:
'I feel it my duty to tell what wonders Dr.
tving s .mv Discovery mis done tor oio.
My lungs were badly diseased, and my
parishioners thought 1 could live only a
few weeks. I took live bottles of Dr. King's
New Discovery and am sound and well,
gaining) lbs, in weight.
Arthur Love, Manager Love's Funny
Folks Combination, writes: "After a tho
rough trial and cnnvinclng evidence, I am
confident Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, beats 'em all, and cures
when everything fails, Tho greatest kind
ness I can do my many thousand friends is
to urge them to try It." Free trial bottles
at Brown's drug store. Kegulnr si.o 50 c
and if 1.00.
Wo desire to say to our citizens, that for
years we have been selling Dr. King's Now
Discovery for Consumption, Dr. Kin 's
Now Life Pills, Hucklcn's Arnica Salvo and
Klectric Bitters, and have never handled
remedies that sell as well, or that have giv
en such universal sati action. Wo do not
hesitate to guarantee them every time,
and we stand ready to refund the purchase
price, if satisfactory result do not follow
their use. Theso remedies have won their
popularity purely on their merits. H. II.
Brown, druggist, Union, Oregon.
Preaching every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and
7 p. m; Sabbath school at 10 a. m; Chris
tian Kndcavor Society, Tuesday at 7 p. in.
V 11 aro cordially invited to attend. Wo
urge parents to bring their children to
church that they may be nurtured in mor
ality and piety. W. J, Hronns,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
Thk BiaiT 8aivk in tho world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Uheiim, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posl-
aively cures Piles, or no pay required. It
Is guaranteed to givo perfect satisfaction,
or money refunded. Price 2.' cents per
boy. For snlo nt Brown's drug store.
Chas. McCluro has boon very sick for the
past two w ek's, and his condition does not
kccm to improve. It Is probable that ho
will bo removed to Walla Wulla where he
will bo placed In the caro of Dr. Blalock
NOTIUK CM' DIShOLUTIOK.
IS HHUKBY (3 IV UN THAT
tho to-partnership heretofore existing
between A. K. Jones ami B. Chnncoy, in
he puhlicttiiou of Tnu Oltw.o.N Si out. Is
this duv dissolved by mutual consent. Mr
Jones will retire and Mr. Chnncoy will con
tinue tho bmlnims, J.ltlmr one will recolp
for moneys due. AUi back aocounts must
he wtticii ulilioul ilOMV,
Dated ibis 16th dar of January, 1801.
A. Iv. JOh'US,
Said a critical trninnM'wnuM mr
g Crusts of bread often, come, in my wa;y;
our, tncy re tousn now no more
GiVesRhe air i?illif?'ovcnfullplay;
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