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Gfye Oregon Seoul
Mis double the circulation of
any paper in the county.
Horo Will tlio 1 'roBH tlio I'oople'n RlnlUn Mntnttiln.
UNION, OREGON, TIIUKSDAY, JILY 10, 181)1
J. W. SIIELTO.N. J. M. CAltltOM..
S HELTON & CARROLL,
Attorneys ac La'rf,
Spocial attention circn to all business
entrusted to us.
Oillce two doors south of bank.
Attorney at Law,
Trompt attention paid to all business en
trusted to inc.
Office one door south of - hardware
store of Summers & Layne.
I. X. CROMWELL M. D.,
Ph vsician ami Surgeon.
All calls promptly attended to, day or
Olliee one door south of the hardware
store of bummers & Layno. Residence on
A St fourth house west of Wright's store
E. BROOKS, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon,
ISLAND CITY, OREGON.
9Protiipt attention given to all profcS'
sional calls, day or night.
. T. McNAUGHTON, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon,
lffAll calls promptly uttended to, day
MRS. A. M. PELIIAM, M. D.
Diseases of Children a Specialty.
Can be found nt the. residence of G. W.
Ames, north of town.
W. II. EWIN, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
All Gulls uttended to day or night.
City Meat Market,
BENSON BROS, PROPRIETORS.
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton, Hams
KEPT CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
WILLIAM WILSON, PROPRIETOR.
Finest of u'nes, Liquors and Ci
gars Kept in Stock.
Liquors for medicinal purposes a
Good billiard table. Drop in and be so
ciable, LUMBER for SALE
at the High Valley
All kinds of lumber constantly on hand
or furnished on short notice. Prices cheap
as the cheapest.
Patronage - Solicited.
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L. J. Boothe, Propr.
Opposite tho Court House, Union, Oregon
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Tables Furnished with the Best
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First-class Lodging. Everything no ly
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Meals, O Cercs.
Beds, t-J Cents.
None but white cooks employed, 4-10.
Good Agents to Sell our General lino of
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Paper on hand.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
A full supply of school books con
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DRIVER & MARTIN,
Care and attention paid to
Shoeing Trotting Horses, In
terfering and Contracted
Feet a Specialty.
Plow work, Laving of Cylinder
Teeth, Balancing, etc., given special
Shop, Main St., Union, Oregon.
OPENED - ANEW!
THE ELK HORN
Livery and Feed Stable.
(Near tho Court Hnuso.)
Hnlick & Wright, Proprietors.
Good Teams, Buggies and Hacks
for the accomodation of customers.
'Bus to and from tho depot to con
uect with trains. (5-i-tf.
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Gr. W. Mackey hns rented
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gallery and will open up
the same on
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News of the Weok From Our Regular Cor
respondent at the Capital.
Wamuscito.v, July 3, 1891.
Editor Okkoon Scorr:
Mr. Harrison left for the seashore
this morning, and it is not expected
that he will return to Washington
before August as orders liavo been is
sued by private Secretary Halford to
tho clerks of the executive ofliee to
prepare to move bag and baggage,
next week, to Capo May Point, whore
the executive office will bo located as
long as the president remains at his
cottage; meanwhile- tho White House
will be turned over to the workmen
who will take advantage of the absence
of its regular occupant to make many
Befoie leaving town Mr. Harrison
appointed ex-Representative Simonds,
of Connecticut, to be commissioner of
patents vice Charles E. Mitchell re
signed. Mr. Simonds is said to bo a
very competent man.
Secretary Foster is certainly a very
shrewd politician. Perhaps ho hud no
hand in bringing about tho present
very peculiar condition of things in
the long drawn out dispute between
the bureau of engraving and printing
and the Knights of Labor, but it is
nevertheless a fortunate thing for his
partv in Ohio that the dispute is now
practically between tho Knights of
Labor and tho Federation of Labor,
with himself as arbitrator. Secretary
Foster informed the executive com
mittee of the Knights of Labor that
tho seven men discharged would not bo
reinstated, but that ho was willing to
overlook their discharge and see that
they wero employed as soon as some
new presses were put up. Then a
committee from the Federation of La
bor presented a protest against those
discharged men being given any pref
erence over other men whoso applica
tions were on file, and thus the matter
stands. This may turn out all right
for the working men ; but it empha
sizes the evil of there being two sepa
rate and distinct organizations, em
bracing members of tho saino trade.
It reminds ono too forcibly of tho re
mark of tho Englishman : "If you
want an Irishman clubbed thero is nev
crany difficulty ingettingan Irishman
to do it."
The newspapers continue to print
stories of alleged defections from the
farmers' alliance, but at tho headquar
ters of the organization in this city,
where they are in constant olliciul
communication with all the States,
nothing is known of any serious de
fection anyivhoro; on tho contrary
they say that tho organization is
adding to its membership constantly
and extending its influence in every
Ex-Senator Ingalls took especial
pains to slur at the farmers' allianco
in his lecture before tho Glen Echo
Chautauqua hero this week. Although
ho did not refer to it by imino, thero
was no doubt as to what was aimed at
when ho said : "We havo now a now
school of political philosophy, that is
repudiating tho Declaration of Inde
pendence, that is endeavoring to over
throw tho maxims of democracy and
to insist that tho race shall not bo for
tho swift nor tho battle to tho strong;
that tho distinction ordained by God
among men shall bo an obliterated
statute, so that idleness shall bring tho
same roward as industry und thrift;
that the ignorant shall bo as wiso as
tho learned ; that debts shall bo paid
by acts of congress; that money shall
bo made as plenty as tho autumn
leaves of tho forest; that taxation shull
bo abolished by acts of a State legisla
ture, and that property shall be equal
ly distributed among all men."
Tho Weather Bureau is now a part
of the Agricultural Department, hav
ing been, according to act of congress,
formally transferred to that depart
ment on tho first of the month. Now
brooms always sweep cloan, and Sec
retary Rusk is prolific of promises aB
to extensions of tho service in tho in
terest of tho farmers. Thero is no
doubt about Secretary Husk being
perfectly sincoro in his desire to help
tho farmor, hut it remains to bo scon
how much ho can accomplish, Prof.
Harrington, of tho University of Mich
igan, has boon appointed chief of tho
All of tho candidate for speaker of
tho hoiuo havo gono to Now York or
other place to tko part lu liidopon.
deuce Day jollifications, but there are
some very interesting rumor's Iloating
around Washington as to the futu re
liction of some of them, which, if true,
cannot fail to affect tho final result.
One of these rumors says that .Mr.
Mills will withdraw his name because
of Mr. Cleveland having thrown his
influence to Representative McMillin,
of Tennessee, and that Mr. Mills in
conjunction with a number of influen
tial southern and western democrats
will work to give both tho speakership
and the presidential nomination to tho
west, Hohnan, of Indiana, being their
candidate for speaker, and Morrison,
of Illinois, for president. Representa
tive Bynuin, of Indiana, will also, it is
said, withdraw from tho speakership
contest and go into the Mills move
ment. Representative Crisp thinks tho
allianco members of the house will go
into tho democratic caucus for the
nomination of houso c dicers. Alli
anco men here don't agreo with him.
J. 11. C.
Mr.nuwi, Si'itiNds, July I I, 1S91.
Wo notice 1). A. Miles on our streets
again after a brief visit to the outside
Mrs. I'hilbrick of Walla Walla is
trying tho virtues of the waters of the
Mr. Mike Wright of Baker City is
rusticating at the springs. Ho is a
fisherman from way back.
Rov. MeCart preached his farewell
sermon to tho citizens of Big oreek
Sunday. Ho leaves for conference
Mrs. Hiram Kcnnison and daughter
of Baker City are at tho springs doctor
ing and are much pleased with the
effect the water produces.
Kov. Boyles county lecturer for coun
ty alliance, deli vorcd a very ablo lecture
to the people of Big creek on yesterday
evening. Subject, finances.
Sheriff Bolles and Doputy Glidowoll
are both in tho Panhandle country
The last heard of, the deputy had all
most been drowned in a rain storm.
Mrs. Dunham Wright ol tho springs
is now in Cove harvesting her cherry
crop which is now ripe and will bo
done with dispatch if Laura goes to her
rescue with her expert.
Kov. Sidener preached to tho good
peoplo of Park Sunday evening, lie
is regarded as an ablo speaker and can
get an audianco any timo ho may ceo
fit to come among us.
Geo. and Justus Wright aro making
preparations to ship to Portland and
tho Sound country a fow car loads of
beef. They havo as fine beef animals
as can be found in any country.
Tho recent hard rains havo damaged
a great quantity of hay in our settle
ment, though tho weather is beautiful
and bright again and tho mowers aro
singing on all sides both Into and early.
Quito a stir among mining men
about a quartz ledgo located within
a half milo of tho springs. Specimens
aro being taken to tho assayer and a
big body of oro of some kind is in
sight. Hope thoy will strike it rich.
Staukkv, Oregon, July 10, 1801.
Starkoy did not celebrate.
Wonder if it's going to rain all sum
mer? With tho amount of rain wo havo
had, a good crop is a settled fact.
John French, Lcslio Dunn and Un
do Jimmy Mooro camo up from tho
mill to spend tho Fourth.
Mr. Joo Laurin finished stacking
his hay on tho 7th. Joo is in luck, for
it has been raining ever sinco.
A social hop was given by the bloods
of Starkoy on tho night of tho Krd in
tho houso formerly occupied by L. C.
Marloy. A good timo is roportcd.
Born. On tho -1th inst, to tho wife
of W. T. Burnett, a bouncing twolvo
pound boy. Billy 'says this is not tho
kind of celebrations ho lias been hav
ing heretofore on tho glorious Fourth,
but is proud of it nevertheless.
Mr. W. B. McMillin' who hiw had
the contract for carrying tho Starkoy
mull tho past your, mado his last trip
on tho 27th of Juno. Although com
ing hi luto on several occasions, on
account of log jams and ico gorged
lu tho river, Muo nuver lout a trip.
Uncle Ohio Burnett, his successor, Ima
tho contract for throe year commen
cing July 1, 1801, Oi.n Bookh,
"Uomo'a" Usual Batch or Ums- Editor
Hum V.vu.nv, July 12, ISM.
Having been very busy with the
duties devolving upon all granger? at
this time of the year, wo wero eompellod
to letour correspondence toTitK Scorn'
take a rest for a few weeks, and for
fear ye editor might think im om who
remarked to us lat.t Saturday, that we
had been called hence, wo hasten to
assure you that we are still alive.
Mr. Wm. Lylu has returned from
Phenix, Arizona, on account of his
wile's failing health. PI ic rn rolled air
of High valley always proves a-perm-nent
benefit to tho health seeker.
The Into rains have thoroughly
soaked the ground and crops of all
kinds are taking on a more favorable
aspect. T be hay crop is light and no
amount of rain can redeem it now
the season is too far advanced and
many farmers everywhere will bo com
pelled to sacrifice grain fields for hay.
John Minnick says this is going to
bo a growly season for threshing men,
as thore will be a very large quantity
of late, ill-matured grain mixed up
with the first ripe growth that will not
thresh out of tho husk unless subjected
to a powerful process of tangled con
cave. Ho is overhauling everything
in his separator preparatory to giving
tho knotty grain a round up, and when
the jig starts he will bo there.
Wo see the damage statoinent of tho
La Grande lire in four different county
papers gives W. J. Snodgrahs' loss at.
!M),000. Hero is a specimen case lor
the next grand jury to find collection
oil back taxes. Where largo mercan
tile linns can do a business away up
in the thousands and beat the assessor
out entirely, it is high limo tho roal
estate owners were falling into tho
Tho High valley allianco is on tho
road to success. Wo organized with
!) members and now have 22 and 8
applications, besides others who say
thoy will soon be thoie. I5onds of op
pression are strong in uniform council.
The delegates to tho county allianco
are B. Logsdon, Andiow Wilkinson
and J. W. Minnick.
Our school closed amidst tho jollicst,
happiest crowd of school children that
has been our lot to behold in a num
ber of years. Mr. S. L. Corpo was our
teacher. Number of days taught, 00;
number of times tardy, I ; number of
boys enrolled, 1!J number of girls en
rolled, 18; total number, I 'M ; average
daily attendance, 28. At noon the
school withdrew to a shady spot near
by and had the full enjoyment of a
picnic dinner, with a bountiful supply
of luscious strawberries, a treat from
their kind teacher. Tho afternoon
exorcises were complete, and anyone
present and hearing the recitations
and various parts carried out by tho
little, smiling, bright and happy chil
dren would call the school aught elso
but a triumphant success. During
tho past livo years Mr. Corpo has
taught four terms of our school and
the directors havo secured his services
for the fall term. Logfc may his
bright banner wavo o'er the young
America of High valley!
For homo time past wo have been
reading the Eastern Oregon .Republi
can, and many aro tho statcmouts
therein from L. J. Davis, editor, that
no reabouablo thinker can in any way
endorse, and in tho issue of July 0th
is one in particular on wire nails,
claiming the tatiif is not a lax, and
that it is of great bo.nofit to our peoplo
is shown in tho fact that a duty of two
cents a pound on wiro nails has not
only caused nails used in this country
to bo mado by our own peoplo, hut
has reduced tho prico below the duty
ithclf. Bro, Davis, why is this so?
and why do wo pay six cents hero in
Union for them? Simply bcauso of
the nail trust. The consumer never
gets any benefit from a reduction of
duty so long as a trust manipulates
sales. From your genoral urgumont
you would have us beat tho steamship
trust by kooping our wheat and com
at home. Following out the same
theory wo could beat tho railroads by
eating our own pork; beat tho sugar
trust by eating sorghum; boat tho
loathor trust by using rawhitlo lianiofla
and wearing moccasins, and beat tho
lumber trust by building log houses.
Why not return at onco to tho condi
tion of tho savages ami heat tho whole
business? We alii nn that there i no
I argument that can properly be urged
against a trust that cannot with equal
propriety bo urged against a protect
ive in riff, and the writer who condemns
the one and upholds the other simply
exposes the prejudices that mar tho
symmetry of his own understanding,
without adding to the general stock of
knowledge. Mr. Gladstone, John
Sherman, Daniel Webster, ex-Governor
Grimes, and many other learned
statOstnen of your own political party,
besides the most learned men ot all
other parties, have told us most posi
tively that the tarilf is a tax, and it
not only increases thu price of tho for
oign article, but it also increases tho
price of the domestic article of tho
same kind, only whore some trust
' runs riot to ruin tho protected article.
Now if the tarilf, as you claim, makes
the manufacturer sell his goods for
less money aud pay his workmen
higher wages, what does ho want with
th.' tarilf? Common senso teaches us
that men never advocate any iueasiro
that will take money out of their own
pockets, and yet if your logic is true
that is exactly what our factories aro
doing. Howover; you may know
more than Daniel Webster and all tho
rest of these learned statesmen. If so,
your case is coitainly dangeious and
wo would advise you to go at onco to
a cooper and have a few strong hoops
put around you lest there be an ex
Park, July R!, 1S91.
James Wisdom has a boy to raise.
Crops of both hay and grain look
Kov. Sidener shot off his gospel gun
Tho company will start tho saw mill
in a fow days for a short, run.
Jo Van has bought a pieco of school
laud that adjoined him on tho west.
Poor old Moiko! he gets his hide
tanned every time a preacher comes
Mr. McLin has takon up a piece ot
land between the Park and Catherine
W, T. Martin is going dewn on Pow
der rivor to help H. W. Leo during
Thore is going to bo an allianco
lecture on Monday night at Dig ereok
by Kov. Boylcs.
There has been sufficient rain to
make good grain. Tho ground is wet
down very deep now.
Jos. Van is about to trade for a pieco
of land within twenty-live miles of
Union. Jo is a rustlor.
A. Van got a lottor from Grandpa
Wisdom Saturday. Ho is very bad off
yet. Ho is visiting friends now.
There is an infidel smasher horo as
well as in Union, that is, in his opin
ion, but that is as far as it goes.
W. M. South had tho toothacho all
week and was mad all tho timo; but
ho had the offending tooth pulled Sat
urday. Geo. South has a top buggy and it
goes down to Big creek every Sunday
and takos him along for well you
Tho health of this community is
very good now. Tho lamo backs are
nearly all woll. Grandma Van is
Eulalio South camo homo to spond
the Fourth with her many frionds.
Sho will 'return to Union in a day or
two Sho has been stopping at Mr.
Eakin's all spring and summer.
G. W. Dillion and It. M. South wont
to Elgin on business last Wednesday
and woro going to tako in tho picnio
at tho Covo. Tho folks at tho Tark
did not got tn go on account of tho
Tho Campbollitcs gavo us a rattlo
hero in tho Park today. Tho sdmo
old story; nothing now. Ingorsoll,
you might just as well broak your
horn, for you aro no whoro in tho
hands of Bro. D.
Mr. Scout you ought to havo boon
at tho allianco last voek to sco Undo
Sam Vanordcr rido tho goat. Thero
woro 17 that rode tho goat. The alli
anco la very contageous; It has got
nearly all of tho country, Union, yau
look out, for there will ha a large dW
gatlon down on you the 15th with
blood In their eye aud grub In UteJr