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ICLE." The Dalles, Oregon.
FEBRUARY 21. 1896
MR. COON HAS THE FLOOR.
Oar editorial page is cccnpied again
with a letter from Representative Coon,
which is written in reply to the one that
Mr. Gonrlay published in The Chhon
iclb of February loth. The controversy
will be read -with interest by the public
to whom the incidents of the struggle
preceding Dolph's defeat are yet fresh in
In replying to Mr. Gourlay, who has
undertaken the job of "skinning the
coon," I felt at a great disadvantage, for
he is supposed to be a brilliant writer,
and in fact writes for pay, while I have
to earn my money working in a primeval
strawberry patch, and seldom write at
all. Judging from Mr. Gourlay's effort,
it would Beem that there is a bounty on
My action as a representative has
worried some people a good deal, but I
have never, up to this time, asked for
apace in any newspaper to say a word
concerning the hard things that have
been said of me; in fact, these things
have never worried me very much. But
now comes Mr. Goarlay demanding,
as it were, if I have . anything to say
why I should not be "eequestered in
perpetuity" to my "primeval straw
berry patch." Now I have voluntarily
stayed pretty close tc the strawberry
patch and think I need no assistance in
But, a communication hearing my
signature appears in The Chronicle,
and Mr. Gourlay wonders if it could pos
sibly have emanated from the quiet, un
assuming young man I helped to elect to
his first term in the Oregon legislature.
He says, "what is Mr. Coon driving at
anyway?" Just this: As a young man
of 42, who ib not yet too old to learn, I
simply wanted to say to my fellow citi
zens that in my humbleopinion we have
a surplus of political bosses, etc., and
that such valuable, aid is altogether too
expensive these hard times, and I sug
gested that if we really want to dispense
with the services of these CAptaine,
lieutenants, etc., it might cause some
delay if we wait for these people to vol
untarily "hand in their resignation."
Why should such sentiments disturb
But I committed an unpardonable ein
because I did not vote for Mr. Dolph for
TJ. S. senator. The. statement has been
made that I-pledged myself so to do, in
the campaign, and after my election at
different times. This is not true
The truth is good enough tor me.
During the campaign Mr. Dolph's name
was mentioned first and foremost and it
was generally supposed that Mr. Dolph
would succeed himself. I naturally ex
pected that in the event of my election
my vote would go to Mr. Dolph. The
election over, other candidates began to
bo mentioned, and some uneasiness was
felt by some interested parties for fear I
might wish to vote for Mr. Fulton, as I
had known- that gentleman in Astoria
and had been associated with him in the
legislature of 1893. This uneasiness was
increased when Mr. Fulton and myself
arrived in The Da'les together and were
seen talking together at the Umatilla
The editor of the Times-Mountaineer
made it his business to ask me, "How
are you going to vgte on senator?" I
repUed, "I am going to vote right." It
was feared that I would pledee mjself
to Mr. Fulton. The fact is, I made
no pledge whatever at any time
to vote for any certain candidate.
I told Mr. Fulton that I had made no
pledges, and would not do so, and that
I might think it my duty to vote for Mr.
Dolph. Mr. Fulton will corroborate
this statement. Several "inquiring
Iriends" sounded me at different times
and I always replied that I should en
deavor to represent the people on that
subject. On going to Salem, I met Mr.
Dolph's brother on the train, and dur
ing the conversation he said he hoped I
would "be able to support the Senator."
I replied that I had not Jcome to any
fixed determination, but would try to
do the right thing, and the conversa
tion ended pleasantly. Had I been
pledged to Mr. Dolph would not his
brother have known it, foremen were
pledged and held as stock in a corral. I
think the Dolph managers simply con
sidered that I would not be hard to in
fluence and would readily join the herd.
Senator Dolph himself talked to me
pleasantly 'about his having caused the
appointment of an uncle of mine to a
position at Washington, and a relation j
of mine, a banker, who wanted Dolph,
was no doubt regarded as having some
influence on me, so that I was regarded
as a very manageable "young man." .
But Mr. Gourlay asks, "Was there
not a caucus?" and "Was not Mr. Coon
a member of that caucus? Did he not
pledge himself over his own signature,
in palpable black and white, to enter
that caucus and abide by its decision?"
A caucus was objected to by some, and
I fortme did not wish to go into caucus,
except it be a full caucus. This man
agement was finally reached, and
wrote "in palpable black and white,"
that I would go into the caucus and
abide by its decision. A few minutes
after going in, and before any business
had been proposed, I further replied by
wire to parties in The Dalles, who were
most decidedly "on the anxious seat,"
that I was in full caucus and would
abide by the result. All this shows that
I went into caucus in good faith : and I
will add that had there been good faith
all round in other words, had there
been a caucus at all, I should have
abided by the result. Bat there were
those present who were bent on running
that caucus according to a new method,
invented for the occasion ; one which
would enable them to know certain
things better than to follow the custom
of the secret ballot absolutely. The
new method was objected to by those
who came in to take part in a real cau
cus, with a binding resolution and i
positively secret ballot. The new meth
od had to be abandoned, and a binding
resolution never was passed. A vote
was taken to ascertain the choice of
those present, but while that vote was
by ballot, it was noticed that it was not
a secret ballot, as had been demanded
Every element going to make an honest
and binding caucus, was wanting. Those
of us who would not submit to trickery
went out of that room knowing that
there had been no caucus, and there
was none. Had there been a caucus
and "no goods delivered," Mr. Dolph
would not hare been the caucus nom
There are a great many incidents con
nected with the senatorial fight which I
wish every voter knew as well as I do,
In my opposition to Mr. Dolph, I took
no hand in the "icicle" arguments nor
in any personal abuse of that gentleman
I became. satisfied that the people of the
state did not want him and the reasons
seemed to me sufficient. I know that
many in my district were disappointed,
but while the petitions for Dolph were
signed extensively, so were the petitions
against him. I tried to do my duty and
I am satisfied that my cause is and will
be approved by the people. As an in
dependent republican and citizen I can
not view with indifference the course of
political events and the manner in
which the people are worked for the
benefit of echeming politicians and their
I hope Mr. Gourlay will brace him
self and not again be "disturbed" if I
should make use of a citizen's right of
free speech every year or two, for I be
long to a long-lived family.
T. R. Coon-.
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Hon. John Michell will deliver an address on the history and principles of
Saturday, Feb. 2 2d.
In spite of the slaughter, in prices, it having proved im
possible to dispose of the goods at the Auction Sale of Feb.
15th, M. A. Moody, assignee, will close out this -large and
varied stock of ,
... Dry Goods and Uurnishings ...
bv auction at the same nlace. besinninsr at 10 a. m. on Sat
urday. This is positively the -wind-up! The prices of
last Saturday were so low as to be ridiculous ; but one bid
must and will be accepted; and if you won t bid, come and
take the goods tor nothing. '
Absolutely EVERYTHING- -will he CLOSED OUT
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east of the Cascades. The latest appliances for the manufacture of good health
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Dry Maple and Ash
Dry Fir Wood . . .
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When yog mane to bay
Seed Wheat, Feed Wheat,
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Oats, Rye, Bran, Shorts, ,
Or anything n the Feed Line, go to the
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Highest cash price paid for WHEAT, OATS and BARLE Y.
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Domestic artd Key West Cigars, '
St. Louis and Milwaukee Bottled. Beer.
Columbia Brewery Beer on Draught.
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NO. 94 SECOND STREET,
THE DALLES, - - - OREGON.
STTJBLiING & WILLIAMS wish to
announce that they are now located at
J. O. Mack's old stand, where they will
be pleased to see their friends.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at its flood
leads on to fortune."
The poet unquestionably had reference to the
Closing Out Sale of Farnitare and Carpets
at CRANDALL &. BURGET'S,
Who are selling these goods out at greatly-reduced rates.
MTCHELBACH BRICK. - UNION ST.
Successor to Cbrisman Sc Corson.
FULL LIN OF
STAPLE and FANCY GROCE ES.
Again in bnsiness at the old stand. I wonld be pleased to
see all my former patrons. Free delivery to any part of town.
CLOSING OUT SALE
of DRY GOODS-
THE OLD ORO FINO STAND.
67 Second St.,
The Dalles, Oregon.
clothing, FURisnsHrisra GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
These Goqds Must Be Sold Less Than Cost.
J. P. McINERNTT.