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UJTJOX, OH EG OX, TJIUHSDAV, .JULV i:, 181)1.
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Ol'luo o" ir "onOi if tin- hardware
More ii. tin -I nit-rs I.a;u- IS.-Mdcncc on I
A Si,, fnnrili bouse iven Wright's store.
E. BROOKS, M. D.,
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ISl.A'I) CITY, OREGON.
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News of the Week From Our Regular Cor
respondent at the Capital.
Wamuv.tox. July 10, 1S!)1.
EniTou Okkoon ScofT:
Secrt'tary KostcrV recently oxpressed
opinion that certain bureaux of the
treasury department could be abolished
without injuring the public service
and that a million dollars a year
would be saved theiehv, bus rai.-ed a
commotion in the government depart
ment. The (dl'n-inl barnacles whose
highest ambition is to help some other
ollicial do nothing and draw a big sala
ry for it ai" tij) in arms and declaring
that Secretary Foster knows nothing
about it and that more otlicials, not
I fewer, are what is needed.
Not being familiar with the particu
lar bureaux leferml toby .Mr. Foster,
it would be folly tu say whet her he is
right or wrong, but no business man
wlin is familiar with the general meth
ods of the government departments
can deny that with the exception of
half a dozen bureaux where the work
is peculiarly exacting even in I hose
there are drones by the score there
are throughout them all at least two
men employed lo do what one man
would do in private employ. Why
doesn't somebody reform these depart
ments? the reader naturally asks.
The task is too great for any one man.
Every one of these thousands of
hungers on to the government teat
has political inlluence, and many of
them wiidd a powerful social inlluence
which is a lever that never fails to
move things in Washington, and the
moment that any head of a depart
ment lets it be known that he thinks
of putting his department on a strictly
business basis he is overwhelmed with
obstacles placed by these various in-
lluences, and being only human, he
Miou gives up the unequal fight.
The greatest object in life of the old
fossils who have for years controlled
the routine work of the departments is
to drill the new clerks that come in
from time to time into their methods
of doing everything by the slowest and
most complicated and roundabout
ways, and the new clerks soon fall into
the habit of doing as little as possible
and at the .-:ine time complaining of
being overworked, just as the old ones
do. While it would involve many in
dividual hardships it would be the best
thing that could happen for the coun
try at large if, when the next presi
dent conies in on March 1, IS'.)!!, every
employe of the government high and
low should bo changed. Tho fossils
would say that such a chango would
stop the wheels of the government
machine, but it isn't true. There is
nothing in the administration of the
afbiirs of this government that a good
business man is not capable of under
taking without a day's preparation.
Ho wouldn't follow tho anticmated
methods of the fossils, but he would
introduce new and better methods and
put the departments upon tho samo
footing as largo private business estab
lishments which would save many
millions now wasted and at the samo
time greatly expediato tho public bus
iness. Tho news that is being received
here concerning tho farmers' alliance
is constantly becoming moro puzzling
to tho politicians in tho old parties.
For instance, a gontlcman just re
turned from a business trip through
Virginia, and who is a business man,
not a politician, says: "Tho demo
crats are going to bo surprised when
tho vote in Virginia is counted at tho
next election. Tho farmers' alliance
and tho republicans have joined hands
against tho democrats and many dem
ocrats, behoving that Cleveland will bo
tho nomineo of that party, havo an
nounced tboir intention of joining tho
now combination, which will, in my
opinion, elect at least livo members of
congress and its electoral ticket."
This is indeed news, for it had been
generally supposed that in all tho
Southern states tho allianco and tho
democrats were working together, al
though in some of tho states thero is
known to bo considerable friction.
Tho Chilian insurgent steamer Itata,
which a few weeks ago caused a decid
ed difl'oronco of opinion to bo expressed
in tho cabinet, is again tho subject of
contention in ofllcial circles. Mr.
Blaine from tho first advised against
pursuing tho itata on tho ground that
wo had no right to interfere with her
oiitsido of our own waloni, but 011 an
oflloiftl opinion of Attorney-General
Miller, backed up by the active sup
port of Secretary Tracy, the adminis
tration decided to go for the steamer.
Now it appears that the chances f.ivor
the court deciding against our right to
bold the 1 lata, and the opinion is ex
pressed that should such be the decis
ion and the insurgents ultimately
j succeed in getting control of the Obil
j ian government, we will beeallul iifon
j to pay a big indemnity foi having
'.ikon the ltala and brought her back
1 to San Diego. There are some nice
points of international law involved
and the Chilians have engaged emi
nent American lawyers on both sides
of the question. .1. 11. C.
FROM EAGLE VALLEY.
Emim: V.U.1.KV. July 17, 1MM.
; Health is good.
: Mrs. Jell". Lorred is dangerously ill.
i The weather is warm, the tliennoin
j oler registering 100 degiees in the
I shade one day this week.
! Mr. C. Hyde, of Baker City, has
been in this valley for several days
past on business connected with the
The recent rains have caused a
small amount of hay to spoil in this
valley, yet the farmers expect to have
some to spare to the stockmen of the
A meeting was hold a few days ago
to make arrangements for the Harvest
Home picnic. It was agreed that on
account of the late maturing of fruit it
would bo best to have the picnic on
the 20th of August instead of th& 1st
as they generally have it. A grand
time is expected, as tho fruit will be
ripe and haying will be over in this
valley as well as in other places. Wo
put it on the 20tb to accommodate
others as well as ourselves. Further
particulars will bo made public soon.
On Monday night one dark iron
gray mare mysteriously strayed or was
stolon from the corral of W. I). Nash.
As near as I could learn the mare was
in tho corral with about ten head of
horses and belonged to S. L. Smith.
Tuesday morning the bars wero lound
to be about half way to the ground,
and none of the horses out. John
Eraser also missed a saddle about that
time which is generally supposed to
havo gone away with the mare. A
man is also missing. Ho mysteriously
disappeared and was for a few days
supposed to bo under arrest, but was
turned loose. Men havo been looking
for tho horso. There have been a few
suspicious characters in this valley for
about three weeks. Owners of saddle
horses may do well to keep an eye
open for such fellows ns that.
Si'AKT.i, Or., July 112, 1801.
Wo On Lung Co. are running a
hydraulic in Maiden gulch.
Tho school bore is progressing nice
ly under tho supervision of Mrs. Scott.
Bouyor & Whitney aro working a
gang of Chinamen at their placer
Mr. G. W. Mann, of Itomoo, Mich.,
is visiting J. B. Alderman. Thoy have
been visiting Mr. A's sister at Sturgill
Bar, on Snako river, tho past week.
AVilson and Jtyan aro treating some
of tho rock from Clough & Reed's
mine (tho old Waldron ledge). Thoy
aro working it in K. E. Clough's aras
tra. Wo sco tho 1 Ion. J. A. Wright out
for an ovening horseback rido occa
sionally. Tho gentleman is an export
horseman and cuts a fino figuro on
tho hurricane deck of a cayuse.
Wo arc having somo vory warm
weather at presont too warm to rtistlo
much news; in fact times aro quite
dull at present, no quartz mining bo
ing dono hero now to amount to any
thing. C. I). Itccd has gono to Uakor City
on business. Mr. Itccd, Mastor May
nard Reed and Master Roy Perkins
intend going to Snako river next week
to assist Mr. Bcozloy in tho rodero.
Wo expect thoy will all como back
full fledged buccaros.
Preaching every Hnbbath at 11 a. in. and
7 p, in -, Habbath school at 10 a. in I Chris
tian Endeavor Society, Tnoiday at 7 p, in.
urgo parents to bring their children to
church that they mny bo nurtured In nior.
ality ami pfoy. W. J, Uvnnu,
Rich Minos Near by Waiting for Development-
-A Hot Place.
Mi:iii 1. SrniMis, J.ily 20, Nil.
Geo. W. Pillion, of Sunimerville,
was on our streets this week.
O. .1. Wilson and his niece, Viola
Wilson, arc visiting u'lalives in Cove.
Engineer l'hilbrick, of La Grande,
paid the springs a Hying visit this
Crooks Barnes gives notice that he
now bus on hand an unliniittd supply
of sall'ron, having harvested bis new
crop; and to you whose pieiniunis
are duo come forward.
Tho alliance now has a beef wagon
making regtilat trips twice a week,
supplying its many eii-tomors. Flush
beef is now 1101 an uncommon thing
in any fanner's hotie
Rev. Carper, just fresh fiom the old
dominion, preached two excellent
sermons on Sunday. He is a pleas
ant, old-fashioned gentleman and we
are glad to learn will visit us again in
the near future.
Johnny Warnell is at the springs
anil says ho is doing nicely. Johnny
is an ambitious, energetic young man
and wo hope to see him speedily re
cover from his present illness.
E. P. Duncan and Mike Hull', of
Baker City, are rusticating at the
springs. Fred is all broke up; his
best girl has gone back on him. He
says nobody but a base ballist stands
any show in Baker City.
N. 1). Holey, proprietor of the Cor
nucopia and Union stage lino, passed
over the line today. Iluis inquiring
the price of grain and hay. Now,
farmers, you that havo grain and good
timothy liny to sell, get in and bid.
We notice Adam Crossinan, Charles
Olsen and Sain White, all of Cove, on
our streets. Sam is looking for bear,
Charley wants a good gold mine, and
Adam has made an examination of
tho spiings and is just like that other
Dutchman thinks h I not one mile
C. .1. Finn is testing tho ore of tho
ledge ho recently located near the
springs and is well pleased with tho
results. There are many other ledges
in our vicinity that should be made to
yield up their thousands of tons of
paying 010, but do not for tho want of
capital and tho hardy miner to take
hold of thorn and develop them. One
great trouble seems to bo that thoy
aro too convenient to roads and settle
ments, and the means of obtaining
supplies, timber and all things neces
sary to run a mine can bo had at too
litllo oxponse. If thoy were but lo
cated on the high granite ranges
whoro it woul l cost thousands of dol
lars to construct a road or trail to
thorn, how tho peoplo would run over
each other to get thero and secure
Covn, Oregon, July 22, 1891.
Everybody como to tho danco Fri
Why don't everybody talk tho hotel
Tho prospoct for a largo crop of
raspberries is very good.
Miss Ella Ellsworth has been the
guest of Mrs. J. A. Itussoll tho past
Haying has commenced in earnest,
and tho crop is better than many an
ticipated. Sam White, Adam Crossman and
Charles Olscu havo gono on a trip to
Mrs. Joe Edgar, of tho LelandHouso
Portland, is visiting friends and rela
tives in tho valloy.
Foster Bros, havo sold tho largo lot
of flour thoy hud on hand. Do not
know tho prico realized.
Don't forgot that E. P. MoDanicl &
Sou keep on hand a supply of buttor
barrels and ovcrything clso you may
Covo baso ballistB No. 1 expect to
havo a match game on their grounds
next Sunday. Union had hotter not
tackle tho second nine.
About 80 full sized barrels of buttor
havo been packed in Covo this season,
besides from 100 to fiOQ pounds being
shipped fresh ovory wook.
Largo quuntltlos of ohorrioa aro bo
ing hauled from Covo, II. J. floor
lias ut loaBt 1000 gallons. Tho cherry
crop Is tho host ovor known,
Large quantities of shingles are be
ing hauled fiom (he Cove. We can
I boast of the only s. If-feeder and regit
I luting shingle machine in the country.
j A grand ball will be given Friday
j night July 'J lth, for I be benefit of the
llrnt and second base ball teams. We
1 hope the dance will be liberaliv pat
1 ...... . " 1
ionized lortlie buvs tlcw-rve it.
(Juite a number of La Glanders were
over last Sunday, iiniong whom were
J. M. Ilcrry and wife, .1. MeKi mum
and wife, and others. Tln-v seem to
know where to come for n pleasant va
cation. Alex Cochran has resigned his posi
tion with the M. it M. Co. and will re
sume work with another iit plenient
linn immediately. Alex is a good
salesman in his line, and will do well
Crop-Woather, Bulletin No. 10.
The observer of the Oiegon Weather
Bureau, of Poitland, Oiegon, has is
sued the bulletin for the week ending
Saturday, July LS, LS!)1, the same be
ing based upon reports received from
1-17 correspondents, which is as follows :
Careful estimates of the wheat crop
of Oregon and Washington show that
both states combined will have for
export at least thirteen million bushels
of wheat; if the present indicated
yield continues, which in all probabil
ity it will, this may bo increased to
fifteen million bushels or more.
Weather. Wanner, generally cloud
less weather has prevailed. The tem
peralute ranged in heat of day from
Sll to '.)fi degrees, except of course
along the coast, where it was cooler.
Crops. Wheat harvest has begun
in many sections and the yield is
heavier than was anticipated. Spring
wheat harvest will bo two weeks later.
The hay crop was extra good and its
harvest is now about over. Oats, bar
ley and rye are promising very good
yields. Tho codlin moth has made its
appearance and damage from them is
expected. Tho hop yards havo been
sprayed and so far tho ravages of tho
hop lice havo generally been con
trolled. Apples will hardly be an
averago crop. Peaches contintto to
promise well. Prunes, plums and
pears will bo fully an averago crop.
Gardens aro doing well and vegetables
aro very plentiful.
Weather. Very warm cloudless
weather has prevailed. Temperaturo
above DO degrees in heat of day is
generally reportt'd. Moro completo
reports show that tho rains of tho 10th
and 11th wero oven heavier and moro
general than reported last week.
Somo damaging frosts occurred in
sections of Morrow and Wallowa coun
ties on the filh and (Ith inst.
Crops. A few acres ol wheat havo
been cut in Umatilla county and by
next week wheat harvest will bo in
fine operation. All reports indicate
tho best harvest now about to begin
that has been experienced for many
years. Tho grain is plump and heads
well filled. Barloy, oats and ryo aro
promising. Hay harvest is yot in
progress and it is vory heavy. Fruit
prospects throughout this section aro
very good. A bountiful harvest is
B. S. PAGUE,
Obsorver, U. S. Weather Bureau.
An Old Nowapaper.
On the 15th of last month, tho
Baltimore Amorican celebrated its ono
hundred and eighteenth anniversary
by tho publication of a big trado qdi
lion. As a souvenir, a fao similo of
tho first number printed in tho year
17711 was issued. Tho moat interest
ing foaturo of tho first number is a
long real estato advertisement of
Colonol Gcorgo Washington, of Mount
Vornon, Virginia. Lettors and tele
grams woro rccoived from all parts of
tho country giving congratulations
mid rcminiscouccs in connection with
tho anniversary. Ono was from Sam
uol Sands, now ninoty-two years old,
who, as a "printer's dovilV in the
offlco of tho Amorican in 1811, when
all tho men connoctcd with tho paper
hud gono to dofond Baltimore agaiu&t
tho Urltlsh, Bot up in typo "TI19 SUr
Hpanglcd Hannor" from -thu copy
which Francis ticott ICoy, tho author,
brought to thoolllco,