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Independent and Oregonian J
Independent and Oregonian
No. 36.
Governor Wm. P. lord
tieerelaxy of Bute . . Harrison It, . Kineaid
Treaanrer fu'Uip Metaonan
fcnpt. fnbli Ioetractiun O. M. Irwin
fctaie frinte H. Uwds
Cbaa. E. W olverton
..M .
F. A. Moore
- . . . . . . ; . m i kll.l
Jadoartrtn utstno
Attorn; Fifth Viuiie
T. A. Molina
T' J. Clselon
Treason I
,.B. P. Cornelius
. I). H. ltmumner
T. U. Todd
I. A. lmlris
'..W. 1. Bradford
K. L. atoOoruiiok
A H t'a'lv
'.Oeorfre II. Wilooi
Hohooi HopViUndmt.';.. , A?.!in J.
"rhlni.Vor' K. vtfiiaes
Coroner C.Ulrg.
Robert A. Miller
Wm. Ualioway..
, . . Register
B. B. Ooodln, Mayor
JJ. O. Hrown
. .... ... Jo. Down
....W. H. Wehrnnu
1. H. btnnley
R. H. Hrrrr
I. V. TamiMie
, ..Banton Bowman
f. O. Mitchell
Board of Troa
W. W. Annans
... w p Hn1,
Initios of Peaoa J. p. Hick
The ialU oloae at the HUlaboro Post
Sl!n2Se!TWaat Colon, Bethany an Cedar
Mill, at U:) a. m.
Uoitui Bonth, 8:30 a m.
Ootno. to Portland and way-offloea, :M a.
VordFarniingto and Laurel. Wedneadaja
and Datnrdaya at lU:i a. m.
Main and Filth etreeta. Preaching
very Babbath. rooming and evening. Bab,
bath school at 10 o'olook a. ro. Jnyn
meeting Thoreday evening. Y. P. o. U. K.
"nnday at-J0 p. AU aervloo. l" be
short, bright, interesting and helpful.
Everyone oordlallr welcome.
7 KVAN P. HUUUES. Pastor.
Fifth and Fir. Preaching !'02T
evening at a p. m.i teoond and fourth Bon
dly at ll a.. Snnday school at 10 a. n,.:
Srayer meeting ever, Wednesday evening;
leaeherii meeting every Sunday evening.
M. L. Pratt, pastor.
FIBST Christian Chnrob, B. LJ Bhf lley
pastor. Baseline and Third. "ohl
,.ryBonday at 11 a. a. and 7:80 p. m.
SunJayrlohool. 10 a. m. Prayer meeting.
Thursday, 8:00 p. m. Y. P. 8. 0. . h"-
day. Wp.ni.
4r B. CHCBCri, O. K. Cl'ne pastor.
JM sPraehing every Sabbath moraine: and
venina Babba l every HMath at
0 a. e. M avary Bnnday at
,10 r . ueneral PV,f .B,e5t1115-V.
Thursday evening. Leadera' and Steward a
neetiug the ssAoud Tueaday evening of each
.A. 0. t. W.
W., meeta svery . Brat and tbird
iTriday evening tEsNESIAH. M. W.
P. II. BACOHMAN, Beeorder.
UaaghUra f Bcbekah.
mTI. O. O. V., meet in Odd Felloas'
U.,1 aver, yauMS, N.O.
P. f H.
... . .v -i milt AMI esn&eiwai
UILL8BOKU UKAlur., n.. .u,
ind and 4th Baturdaysof eaoh month.
Bbmj. BonoriBLD, MaaMtr,
Asata Inaaia. Bee.
i. o. o. r.
31 Wednesday evenings at 8 o'eloek.ln I.O.
r.H.il. VoraBEi
D. M. 0. Oaoi.t, Bee'y.
V, p. B). C.
MEETS very Sunday evening at T o'olook
in the Chrietian etaurob. xoo are
' '-'' VMAMt Pt.
Decree f Heaei.
T WM maete n Od I Fello-s' hall everv
brat and third Fr dav evninJ of racti
month. M M.Prtener,C. of H.
Mr. B'lie Broen, Re order.
Kathbeae Mlater.
tllllKNICIA TEMPLE NO. 10, R. &.
1 meets every Ind and 4ib Friday In each
Ma. M. A. Hocsa, M. E. C
M. ot B, and C.
a P.
mtull VII &1 K. OF P..
.- . v.i. viina Hall on Mondav
tven ing of eaoh week. Sojourning brethren
..loomed to lode. WAIX, o. a
U A. Lo9, 1.of B. 8.
a. r. a.
f pUALITt LODGE NO. , A. F. A. M.,
1 meete every Saturday night on or after
lull moo. of -oh month. y
' R. CB4MDALN Seorelary. -
O. E. 8.
rpCALATlN CHAPTER, NO. 81, 0. E.8
J meets at Masonie Temple on Ihe ind
and 4th Tnerfnr .h w
ClACt CaoaaiTB, Secretary
W. C. T. V.
Ihe Congregational Chnrch on the
4th rrlday In each month at S o clock P,
I Chnrch. Regular preaching. Bandars,
I. 0. T. .
ft TWVT Vn IS K ! 1 . M..
meete In tad Fellows' Hsll, on eeo-
and fourth Thuredsy evenings oi .-..
BiBToa Rown4.
R. K.
WASHINGTON UNl-'AM rata, no.
i i i B ! h lint and
h rd Tawwdava ot each month.
I. M. C. OtPtv, wer ine.
E5. RA5SOM POST, HO. 6, . A. B.
. i u nnn rll ln4 II 4 I.I. t)N
JM tb first and third Saturdays of each
raonlh. all :BD o rioca, r. .
J. P. Hicks, A. M.. H, L. Lock. P. C.
ES. BAW0C0PmS0. 47tTB.C.
. . t is Ann rrl.tilW II ALL
il HUlaboro, on th 1st. tad d. Fridays
oteacb month al aup.ni.
Mrs, iraadall, Pres.
Mrs. Orpha Carlila, See.
Highest of all is Leavening Power
Tf I
Orrica: Morgan Block.
w. n. uiun , t. a. 404M
Ornra: Central Block. Rooms 6 and T.
Notary Publio.
Orricai Booms 6 and 7. Morgan block.
: C. E. KIXDT,
Room t No. 8, Portland Bavinga Bank
Building, Seoond and Washington btreeta.
Resident agent for Royal Insurance Co.
Room:' No. 13, Morgan Block.
8. T. LISKLATEJt, M. B. C. M.
On icb! at residence, east of Court
u -h.ra be will be found at all tunes
when not visiting patients.
J. P. TAMIES1E, M. V.,
. UILB1BJUU, Ulliuvn. .
j- . . t7.Mt . jwivtiAr Third
and Main Streets, Omo hours, JO to U
a. m., 1 to K and 7 to H p. m. Telephone to
residence from Brock A Sels' Drugstore at
all nours. ah oi 'uu,r"j ,
night or day.
W. D. WOOD, M. .,
Orda: In Chenette Row.
oorner First and Main street.
E. A. BA1LET, M. .
1 1,1 rinlnn RliMlk. Calls
... i i .inM .1 it,,. KMidenoe.o. w.
Cor. Base Lin and Seoond streets.
. i : . .k .... e k nn .nri S7.K0
la now maaiug u i - . :
per set ! best of material and woikmanauip.
Will eompare with sets eosting fJfi. loetn
. . . i.i . . k'iiimoa at the
eatraoteu vnuuui
lowest prices. All work warranted.
Orrtca i three doora nonn or
store. Offio hours from a. m. to 4 p. ni.
A. . BAILEY, D. 1.
Rooms 1 and Morgan A Bailey Block.
Aoen for Bar Look Type Writer. Two
doora of Poatoffioe.
t! nattera drawn and Loans on Real
EHate negotiated. Buaineas attended to
with promptness and dispatch.
Umm Main Street, opposite the Court
All kinds of repairing on Steam Engines
and Boilers. Mill Work, Threshing Machines
Mowers, Feed Cutters, Sewing Machines
Washing Machines, Wringers, Pumj.
Hcalra, neiaaore gronnu. juu ."r"
smithing. Saws ground and tiled: and hae
. . - - - . L,.J moim. anil
a large num iwr ui wrv.-Mw -
boiler tor aale. AU work warranted.
Or. Prka'A Cmam baking Powdc
Warfcra Pear Hlgnsat Award.
Latest U. S. Gov Renort
T!ij 'ioKit!iv laiiit or WesibflU
Intl., IhsuoiI a"Voniann Edition" of
the weniflehl New, luring date of
April 3,1890.- The paper U tilled
with matter of Interewt to women,
and we notice the follow ng fmm a
WirrfiLp?ivJL'!K.. 'M"h ed5fTH
printed, realizing that it treat upon
a matter of vital Imbortance to their
sex: "The best remedy for croup,
colds and hrnnchitU that I have been
able to Hud ItChmerlins Cough Rem
edy. For family ute it has noepual.
I gladly recommend it." 25 and 60
cent bottlrs for eale at Delta Drug
I was nervous, tired, irritable and
cross. Karl's Clover Rx)t Tea haa
made mo well and happy Mrs. E.
n. Worden. For tle hy the Delta
Drug Store.
Lost A dear little child who
made home happy by its smiles.
And to think, it might have been
saved had the parents only kept in
the house One Minute Cough Cure,
the infallible remedy for croup.
V. E. Drock.
Wash your white clothes with Soap
Foam and they will not tnrn yellow.
Constipation in its worst forms,
dyspepsia, sick headache, biliousness
and deragement of the liver are read
ily cured by De Witts Little Early
Risers. These little pills never gripe.
Small pill, safe pill, .best pill. W.
E. Brock.
Karl's Clover Root Tea is a sure
cure for headache and nervous dis
eases. Nothing relieves so quickly
For sale by the Delta Drug store.
Soap, Foam I ! I
It not only relieve; it does more
it cures. We refi.-r to One Minute
Cough Cure. Suitable for all ages, all
conditions, at all times. W. E. Brock.
Constipation causes more than hall
the ills of women. Karl's Clover
Root Tea Is a pleasant cure for consti
pation. For sale by the Delta Drug
Not one minute, elapses between
the taking of One Minute Cough Cure
and relif. why shouldn't people take
Oue Minute Cough Cure? They
should. They do. W. E. Brock.
The best Cough Cure is Shiloh'a
Cure. A neglected cough is danger
ous. Stop it at once with Shiloh's
Cure. For sale by the Delta Drug
Store. '
A weed in the garden can be easily
destroyed when it first starts. Con
sumption can be nipped in the bud
by One Minute Cough Cure. W. E.
Sure the Wrappers.
They are worth a cent
saved from Hoe Cake Soap.
Laiillaw Co.
piece it
Soothing for bums, scalds, chapped
hands and lips. Healing for cuts
atid sores. Instant relief tor piles,
stops pain at once. Thwo are the
virtues of De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve. W. E. Brock.
This is an "Age of Soap." Why
use any but tiic very liest. Best soap
means Hoe Cake, ltryun-lxldlaw Co.
A torpid liver means n bad com
plexion, bad Lrratli, indigestion and
frequent lieadxches. To avoid such
companions take De Witt's Little
Early Risers. The famous little pills.
W. E. Brock.
For dyspepsia and liver complaint
you have a printd guarantee on
every bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer It
never fails to cure For sale by the
Delta Drug Store.
Unicorn, Pa., "Herald:" Richard
Venscl reprts One Minute Cough
Cure the greatest success of medical
science. He told ns that it cured his
whole family of terrible coughs and
colds, alter all other so called cures
had failed entirely. Mr. Vensel
said it assisted his children through
a very bad siege of measels. One
Minute Cough Cure mnkes expectora
tion very easy and rapid. W. E.
Ask your physician, your druggist
and your friends about Shiloh's Cure
for Consumption They will recom
mend It. For sale by the Delta Drug
A compound that makes your
hand rough will rot clothes. Try
Soap Foam.
For laundry, kitchen or bath noth-
equals Soap Foam. Bryan-Laidlaw.
NOT TO L'SE a Ot i . X
To the Editor: A few days ago I
was ploughing, the ground belDg In
excellent condition. I ' enjoyed it
hugely and carried hopes that the
road question would now settle Itself.
But as it haa set into rain again, I
have relaxed into my old morbid
condition, "and the road question
keeps a bobing up again, like a cer
tain ghost, t will.noi.down." I have
a little excuse to offer, though, before
taking up the subject aytln; and that
is the assertion that haa been repeat
ed of late, by those gentlemen of
culture and leisure that constituted
the good road conventim lo the ellWt j
'thaTlne7aruiers ueedt Ge 'Tueateu'j
up lo the Importance ot good roads.
Well, I for one am willing to be a
diligent pupil, but where are the les
sons these pedagogues are expected
to give us? I am afraid these worthy
philanthropists don't 1 know much
about it themselves. About the
whole extent of the knowledge many
of them have about the subject la that
they are men whose wealth and po
sition enabled them to travel, and
they have been in parts of the world
where good reads were the rule and
think a similar state of affairi.
would be desirable in Oregon; a de
sire In which I heartily concur.
While they talk about measures and
lawa and engineers, they seem to
have at the same time a dim and un
consious conviction that the n.iaiu re
lief must come from the farmers. For
that reason they want to educate ns
ignorant farmers. I am very thank
ful for the compliment, and would
like to return favors and remind
those fellows to not be too proud
about their accomplishments; they
didn't make themselves; the glory
belongs some where else.
When they make estimates about
the cost of good roads and get to
throwing around them with figures
of from M.OOO to $8,000 per mile, a
shudder creeps over most of the tax
payers, and well it may. If Ihey
should inaugurate as costly a plan as
that I am afraid they wouldn't get
very far. It might be well lo huve a
few turnpikes of that nature run
ning through the state connecting
the principal cities and cot.structed
with convict labor as far as praticable.
But to think that all our public roads
would have to be constructed on so
expensive a plan is rediculous. Most
farmers know that a large portion of
our roads could be kept In good pass
able condition with very little ex
pense In the way T. E. Cornelius in
dicated. But the general complaint
is about the inefficiency of our road
laws, then let us reason together and
examine where Its fault lies and seek
for a remedy. .
It is evident to every close otiserv
er that a large amount of labor and
time Is wasted on our roads every
year with little or no benefit to any
body. I am afraid, though, the main
obstacle in our 'way to a betterment
of our condition lies in the perversity
of human nature. 'A large portion
of mankind seem to be so constituted
that they wouldn't enter into Para
dise if they were standing at theopen
gate, and would delight in blocking
the way for others to get in, ton; you
would have to coax them and push
them and some of them you would
have to sre into it, in order to get
in yourself.
ou all know what a big load a
team of horses will draw when they
pull together, and how little you can
accomplish with them if they won't
pull together. Writer saw forty-two
horses and mules hitched to a load;
what a lot of whoping and whip
ping it required to start them. After
that they went along leisurclj; a por
tiou of them seemed to be inclined to
balk at first, confused by so much
noise and jingle J.tngle; in fact, about
half of them had to lake the burden
lo start the load; after that they all
joined in and pulled when they saw
how easy it went. Even so with
man. If they could all tie made to
bear their legitimate share of the
road burden how easy it would be to
get good roads. But where is the
genius to make us all pull in one di
rection; where is the Moses to devise
a law that all would respect and
obey echo answers where? Lnws
are ineffective as long as there isn't
some consequence attached to it, some
penalty for violations or some reward
for observances. But where l the
incentive or the pressure to enforce
these laws so as to make them lf rt
ive? Many say it Is public opinion.
A law has to be popular to beeflective,
but I think if we had to wait for the
popular majority to get ready, we
will have to wait a long time before
we get good roads. If we can't con
trive to get A little pressure from
some Intelligent source, if we can't
establish the principle of coercion and
compulsion fur laggards; if this is in
compatible with our idea of indepen
dence and freedom we might Just as
well banish the vision of a rapid Im
provement in our rsd affair.
Why are men so Imtli to work the
road ? You ask them and a good
many will say, "Well, it don't seem
to do any good; the roads don't seem
to be getting any letter; there don't
seem to be any system la our road
work. Now, what U a system?
e are alt familiar with the system
of the human body. Well, what Is
it? It's a congregation of different
organs with a head to It, aud when
that head wills the - whole body
moves like an army commanded by
a general. There is a nystem more
or less perfect in different ludividuals,
but there has to be life In it. A dead
system or a system without a head to
U wiit aoon decay. I call a system
for this purpose the concentration
of the motive and regulating power
into as small a skope as possible, yea
iuto a nut shell or a button, as they
are going to have it In the future
touching a button, but we are not
(here yet. I don't know but what
ourm-seni road system would be
good enough if we could get some of
this motive power or life principle
Into it. The fault of our road law is
as far as I can see, firstly and mainly
that it Is not carried out to the letter
or spirit either. Another fault is
that the work is not intelligently ap
lied at the proper time. The prin
ciple needs of the roads have been
stated by several of your correspon
dents, but one of the most essentials
is constant attention, you ktiowu a
stich In time saves nine, not neces
sary constant work, but cousiant
watchfulness. . A half-hours' work
will sometimes save a whole days'
work in the future. How la this
best to be attained ?
I have an idea to offer for consider
ation, not that I would urge it for
adoption, for I see a good many diffi
culties In the way that would have to
be overcome, but It appears to me If
we would concentrate our efforts in
that direction we might get it Into a
live working system and by it secure
economical road work aud constant
attention to It. I would make every
land owner road mas'ec In his own
district embracing his own land or as
close to it as possible, to that he
could bestow all the care and bk ill in
as economical a manner as he was
able to conceive aud get all the pride
and satisfaction out of it that is pos
sible, but compell him to keep the
road In proper condition. By all
means, for failing to do this, impose
a fine. In constructing this plan I
commence at the bottom- building
upward fn&ead oFeoniwiencing wilb
the legislature and letting the respon
sibility slip from his shoulders on to
the county court and so on down to
the supervisors till It gels lost In the
sand. I am going to nail the re
sponsibility on some one where it
will stay. Well, in saying I started
at the bottom I have to make a cor
rection for I left out the men that
own no land, and someone, I suspect,
will already have made the remark,
"What are you going to do Willi
them?" Well, I for my part, don't
care whether they pay a tax or not.
If it is proper and just, however,
they can pay their share into a coun
ty road fund. Having the district
located once, I would have a road In
spector or t or as"many as necessary
appointed by the county court good
practical wea with sense and good
judgment who knew something
road work themselves men of the
strie of T. E. Cornelius, for instance.
to act as road directors or instructors
in road making and act as road
marshals at the same time, and
would clothe them with a good deal
of authority, such as imposing of fines
where he found one backward in do
ing his duty. I'll not follow this
Idea out any farther for I am not a
law-maker, nor speak about the diffi
culties that are to he overcome, but
would ask my fel low-farmers if they
have ever considered and reflected
how easy it Iwoul l la- for then),
to keep the rotd running hy their
places in good repair provided all
the other roads were kept by other
people in the same condition.
It has quit raining and I must
leave something unsaid for another
rainy day when I can't plough.
J CI. U S AsHAHft.
Hernea Will tit Ideas Here.
Every woman has natural curiosity
to see how other women furnish
their homes. To satisfy this, The
Ladies' Home Journal will publish
during the year interior photographic
views of hundred of the most
artistic, cheerful and comfortable
homes in America. Tluse will show
in detail the construction, fitting and
furnishing of parlors, drawing-rooms,
hulls, reception, music, sitting, din
ning, b d aud bath rooms, kitchens,
porches, piazzas, etc. This nniqus
series will Is full of excellent Ideas
for every housekeeper or home-
maker. It will present views of the
interiors of houses of moderate cost,
which are fitted and furnished with
conspicuous good taste and at com
puratlvely small ex perse.
A Mississippi congressman has In'
Iroduced a bill providirg for
the purchase of Cuba for the
sum of 2i)0)00,000. This would
come with better grace from Missis
sippi If any of Its representatives in
congress could be jiersuaded to vote
for a bill affording the United States
money enough to pay Its own run
ning expenses. ,
Ones more that windbag of the
"Union of reform" humbugs bas bro
ken out with the old chestnut con
cerning my refusal to give my name
to my occassional contributions on
the subject of what' was once the
populist party. ' This time it is get
more violent, and, without ever try
lug to deal with facts, applies such
Ci::hcU a "genuine copperhead"",'
"Snake in the grass", etc., aud tven
quoted scripture. Well, any loot can
call names, and a very exel'ent au
thority tells us that "the devil can
cite scripture for hi purioe," still
.L.t.vrhi,tcfL-r a a"2y -".vi.-
facts, and facta ia what we want. My
statements have become in due
course of time verified facts; even the
managers of the combine . have after
the game waa up admitted that the
populists party has been sold out like
cattle to the democratic politicians of
which Mr. Bryan was the standard
bearer, and yet, in tbe , face of all
this, some backwoods windbag still
continues to barp upon Bryan as if
he were the greatest hero, saint and
martyr! What In the name of com
mon aense baa this Mr. Bryan ever
done for this dear people except that
he labored to get elected to a flftj-thousand-dollar-a-year-ettice,
and af
ter receiving tbe nomination- of bis
own party he, by -cunning and de
ception, received the nomination of
another party with the tenets of
which be never was In sympathy?
The fight, however, bas been fought
andaluoa then most of the supporters
of. this fraudulent alliance acknow
ledge the shame ful proceedings and
yet some pious "reformed" is still
harping on the Bryan tune, looking
for fresh fish to fry and kicking be
cause some will not be silenced.
No, no. I shall keep up tbe fight and
continue to expose the "reform"
hypocrites who . now control the
peoples party organization. la t hit.
state, aad when there shall be a peo
ples party in Oregou free from tbe
trickery of demagogues and all aorta
of political wags, soreheads and
clowns, I will then vote for it and
support It to the best of my ability.
But as to the ureeent combine, uo
Vine who has a drop of respect for
what waa once the peoples party can
abnsWtantljTsupport It. . ,
It would be useless to enter into
details why I do not offer my con
tributions to the papers which sup
ported and continue to support the
union of reform" humbugs. These
papers, to my positive Knowledge,
would never print them, aud the only
reason these "reformers" are so gen
erous now inofferlug space is simply
because they want to find out who
is this naughty, unsubmitting, rebel
lous individual, who defies the whole
outfit by dealing such effective blows
from which it can not recover; they
have no other purpose. ..
A Straight Populist.
The old way of delivering mess
ages by pnat-noya compareu wiin
tbe modern telephone, Illustrates the
old tedious methods of "breaking"
colds compared with their almost In
stantaneous cure by One Minute
OoagaCure. W. E. Brock;
A rare far Lame Bark.
"My daughter, when recuvfrfng from
an attack of fever, waa a great suffer
er from pain In the back and hips,"
Louden Grover, of Sardis, Ky.
After using quite a number of reme
dies without any benefit she tried
one bottle of Cbatuberlin'sPain Balm,
aad It has given entire relief."
Cfcatnberlin's I'ain Balm ia also ' a
certain cars for rheumatism. Sold at
Delta Drug Store.
Minutes eeein like hours when
life is at stake. Croup gives no
time to send for a docter, delay may
mean death. One Minute Cough
Cure glvus Instant relief and Insures
recovery. Theonly harmless remedy
that produoea Immediate results.
W. E. Brock.
Tbe man who spits ou the floor is a
man uiucb ooserveu iu inese times.
Tbe queetians Involved relates to
microbes as well as to a higher stan
dard Ot cleanliness and courtesy
Globe-Democrat. There are those,
however, not able to otherwise attract
attention, who squirt tobacroed saliva
over the cbarch carpets.
If Riddle, of Douglas county, could
have fully considered the results at
tending that action of a man skulk
ing out of attending to bis duty,
when submitted to tbe consideration
of the people, he would not have ad
ded his example lo establish the to
tally untenable principle, that a man
can shirk his duty, and become ab
sent by getting outside a railing over
which a school boy could vault. He
could consistently object to tbe action
proposed lo be passed and record bis
vote against it, but by getting up
and dramatically inarching out, he
enrolled himself among the worst
enemies of the state and nation, lo
the effort to establish an action that
may al any time be nsed to destroy
both. Then, too, Ihe people having
placed a man In a position of trust
and honor want him to carry out its
duties lo bis best abilities In an hon
orable manner. No leas a personage
than the great senator from New
York, Rcecoe Conklicg, thought to
gain an added renown by resigning
when he could not force Ha own
opinions, and throwing ftp hi posi
tion with tbe expectation Miat the
people would return him 'and give
him added power to force his view.
But he found to bis fatal sorrow that
the- p?ef 2-'do not w-tEt'a-niaa'-'Vtfe
runs or who resigns, and Mr. Riddle
will find the same thlng.Albany
Herald. , ' -"
... Tie..,.,A.,lft.,i,i., Mcnhl-yl f
ruary will contain an interesting and
instructive article by President Eliot,
of Harvard. University', on '.Ihe sub
ject of the practicaUbperatlon of the
liquor laws of the various' stites.
This article is a sum Wary 'of "an- In
vestigation that haa tieeh 'carried 6n
siuce 1894 by the committee 'of fifty-
not In the Interest of any particular
plan of temperance reform, but with
a view to obtaining tho actual facts
concerning the results of diffentex.
perlinents in tliaC respect.'' The In
formation thus secured is' not com
plete and conclusive, but it presents
a trustworthy account of the general
effects of the Several kinds of legisla
tion, with their relative degrees ol
success or failure. '"As to prohibition,
President lillot says that it has' abol
ished and prevented the manufacture
on a large scale of distilled and mall
liquors, and In districts.where public
scutimeut has been, strongly. In its
favor It has made it hard to obtain in
toxicants, thereby removing temp
tation from the voung and the ha
bitually intemerare; but that It has
not entirely excluded Intoxicants
even from districts where public sen
timent has peen favorable, while In
districts where public sentiment has
been adverse,' it has never suppressed
the liquor traffic or rendered it un
profitable. It has been attended
furthermore, by concompitant evils
In the' form of demoralization and
corruptiou which have nullified all
of its advantages, and made it In this
relation the worst of all kinds Of tem
perance legislation of the eight state
covered by the Investigation. Five
forms. ()fJocaI option exist. The
main advantage of this theory, Pres
ident Eliot points out, is that it im
plies the support of looal sentiment,
without which no sumptuary law can
be made effective, and that the same
public opinion which determlns tbe
question of license is at the back of
all the local oiliclals who administer
tbe system decided on. Iu the op
inion of tbe committee, the law of
Missouri is "the com pie tent and just-
eat of all," and haa produced better
results than that of any other state.
While it cannot be positively afflrnir
ed, President Eliot declares, that any
one kind of liquor legislation has
been more succeeriful than anotlif-r
in promoting real temperance, lb
Missouri law makes a better showing
Ibau any of the rest in .the way of the
general promotion of order, quiet and.
outward decency. "Iu St. Louis,",
he says, "where the saloons are num
erous and unrestrained, public order
is excellent, and arrests for drunken
ness are comparatively few; but this
good condition is perhaps due as
much to the quality of the population
as to the wisdom of the liquor legis
lation." A perfect system of dealing
with the liquor .traffic has not yet
been devised; but gratifying prgress
has been made in that direction, as
this investigation demonstrates, and
the cause of temperance is constantly
gaining ground in all parts of the
country. Globe Democrat. , , . t
Persons who are troubled with in-,
digestion writ be interested in the ex
perience of Win. 11. Pennj chief clerk
in the railway mall service . at Dea
Moins, Iowa, who writes: "It gives
me pleasure lo testify to the merits of
Chamberlin's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. For two -years vl
have suffered from indgeation, and
am subject to frequent severe-'attacks
of istin in the stomach und bowls.
On or two doses of thin remedy
neer fails to give perfect relief.
Price 25 and 60 cents; Sot J at Delta-
Drug rtore.
The Columbus, O., Journal notes
the interesting fact that since the ad
mission of that state Into the union,
seven of her United. States senators
have resigned, three of them-Corwln
Chase and Sherman to accept ap,
polntmenti as cabinet officers. In
addition, it will ' he remembered
Oarfleld was chosen senator, but, be-
Ing nominated for the presidency,
"renounced" the farmer position. ,
While the Sonth shows "A reput.ll
can gain of 600,000 in the recent elec-
tion, the republican vote Irt South
Carolina declined from 13,345 In 1892
lo 92S1 in 1396. The new state con
stitutiorflxed tip by Tillman was In-
tended lo destroy the repiibrican
vote, and may be pronounced In this
respect an eminent sncceaa.
Are you made miserable by indl
gestion, constipation, dixxineex, loss
of appetite, yellow skin? Shiloh's
Vitalizer is a poaitive cure. For sale
by tbe Delta Drug Store.
Athena, Umatilla Co., Is shocked
that two wen attempted rape on a
15-year old girl, though on different
dates. Both are under arrest.
A number of Eola ladles have been
engaged as hoptralners next spring.
When the time cornea, a lot of alow
men will put In an appearance and
Suri no opening." ihe Independent
gives this as a hint to energetic nnd
ambitious women, boys and girls, In
other parts of Polk County to go now
and make arrangements for spring
work. Early birds always get the
Campbell and Farley have already
entered into contracts with eight dif
ferent persona or firms for 80,000
pounds of this seasons output ef hopa
a( 10 cents a pound, and several oth
er large contracts are under way. It,
will give such an impetus to the bus
iness that every acre of good hops la
sure to be cultivated in the best man
ner possible, aays the Polk County
Kinney's cannery on the bay
which began canning steel heads a
few weeks ago, haa closed down, on
account of not being able to secure
enough fish to warrant continuing
through the season, says the Neha
ln Times. The fishermen's union
set the price at 20 cents per fish while
the cannery would pay but 17 cents
and only a few were willing to fish
for that price. Wist's cannery s
still in operation on Bteelheads and
The amount of taxes to be collected
this year under a 20-mill levy In
Douglas county will be 196,118.47.
The current expenses for the year are
estimated at $47,000; school fund,
t24.029.60; state tax, $19,233.09; In
digent soldiers fund, $961.20. Total
$91,114.49. When Interest on out
standing warrants Is added lo this
amount, it Is plain to see that the
Indebtedness of the county will not
he reduced during the current year;
In fact, It may increase somewhat,
says the Review. .
J. W. Blake, of Condon, Gilliam
county, baa taken a contract to buy
2000 head of cattle for a Montana
firm.' Many buyers are on tbe look
out for cattle from one to three years
old.- Twenty-five or thirty thousand
dollars will be paid for cattle In
Gilliam county within the next few
months, says the Arlington Record.
Every steer or heifer that will be
sold for the market price will be
bought and shipped out of the coun.
ty. The result will be a big demand
for cattle, so the Record thinks.
Ordnance officers are much Inter
ested in a new ahell that has been of
fered to the U. 8. war department for ,
nspection and experiment.
The object of the new shell is to ,
safely fire an immense charge of high
explosive from an ordinary gun.
Tbe explosive shell now in use Id
great guns by all the powers of the
world is simply a ponderous mass of
steel intended to pierce armor and
fort i flea t tons, and is aided in its de
structive work by a charge of 20 or
30 pounds of ordinary powder. No
body so far has succeeded in utilizing
any great quantity of high explosive
like gun cotton or nltro-glycerlne in
an ordinary shell, because the shell
charge was exploded by the shock:
accompany the discharge of the gun.
Bat the new ahell ia a daring de
parture. It ia a mere frame of steel
6 feet long and 12 Inches in diameter,
carrying 300 or 400 pounds of wet
gun cotton. It is like a soap bubble
Inflted with hydrogen, and depend
ing for the damage It will do on the
shock of Its exjioaion rather than the
flying fragments of the ahell Itself.
Tbe moat Ingenious feature of the
shell, however, as well as the most
daring, la Ibat It ia open at the rear
end. Such a thin shell of steel
would be crushed by the immense
gas pressure In tbe chamber of the
gun. But the inventor has fitted a
piston arrangement Into the open
rear end. This is shoved up by the
expansion of the firing 'charge, and
equalizes the pressure Inside and the
thin ahell. Even with this aafty de
vice, the shell will be fired with a
much' lower velocity than that of an
armor-piercing projectile. It will
not be expected to pierce armor plates
at all, only to reach Its mark, after
which the explosion will do the rest.
This, of course, means economy la
the flgnting charge or powder, wnicn
is an Immense item In using a great
Three hundred pounds of gun cot
ton exploded on Ihe deck or against
(he side of a modern battle ship
would demolish her. It would also
wreck an armored coast defense tur
refor blow a whole bastion of a ma,
son ry lort to atoais, to say nothing of
killing every being within a wide
radius by the shock of its explosion.
The gold reserve is now in Ihe
neighborhood of $140,000,000. Does
anyone remember what the pppir
lists said would become of the gold
reserve If McKinley was elected ?