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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1888)
THE OREGON SOOUT.
AMOS K JONKH - - I-DIT0U,
City and County Official Paper.
Friday, Jimo" ISfcli, 183S,
The llepuhlican National Conven
tion moots at Chieago on the lihh.
JJoycoMing sotnetinio3 nets in the
manner of u hootnernnp, and in a game
that becomes more interesting when
played ly two.
The United Labor party, the Prohi
bition party and the Industrial lteform
party have each nominated presiden
Governor Pennoyer is' in favor of
freo lumber, and lie is one of the
largest mill owners in Oregon, too.
Men are not always selfish.
In this issue will bo found a table
giving the official election rcturtiB of
Union county. All are acquainted
with the result and tho table is pub
lished more as a curiosity . than any
It is now reported that dining the
last campaign most of tho editorials in
the La Grande Gazelle, particularly
those reforing to Judge Goodall, were
written by A. Mitchell, who has been
confined for several months past in
the county jail, on a charge of larceny.
If, however, tho report is not true, wo
will bo glad to apologize to Mitchell,
for wo have no desire to disgrace him.
Senator Norval and llopresenlative
Koc we believe to bo honest and con
scientious, and while wo regret that
men of their political ideas should be
elected to olllcial position, wo can taho
it gracefully. Hut when such a man
as Goodnough, of Island City, man
ages to got into as important n posi
tion as representative, wo can not but
look upon it aH a calamity to tho en
Uelva Loekwood, tho champion of
woman's rights, is before the people of
tho United States for president. She
stands on a platform that declares for
froe sugar and repeal of taxes on
whiskey and tobacco. Alfred Love is
for vice-president. When tho ladies
propose to givo us Dolva for president,
a love for vice-president, and freo
whiskey with freo sugar to sweeten to
tho taste, thoy" are tickling a great
many of us right when) wo live.
Tho moral status of a man may bo
best judged by tho character of the
enemies ho makes, and his importance
may bo estimated' by tho amount of
vituperation thoy heap upon him. We
are proud to say that tho wholo brood
in tho vilo nest where tho La Grando
Gazette is hatched, aro our enemies,
and judging from the way they havo
squirmed, and given us thoir entire
attention recently, they fully realize
the weight of our hand. So may it
Placer minors will bo interested in
the following provisions of the Stewart
bill to amend tho mining laws: Tho
amount of work necessary to hold a
placer claim is reduced from $100 to
$n0 per annum, and tho amount of
placer ground that may bo in a single
application for patent is limited to 100
acres. Tho bill fixes 12 o'clock noon,
on tlie first day of August, as tho com
mencement and mid of tho year for
annual work, instead of midnight on
the .list of December, us tho law now
Tho action of Tin: Scour during the
recent campaign, has, it seems, raised
tho bilo of a few would-bo dictators in
this section, and a rod hot republican
paper is to be started at once, and a
boycott put in motion against us if it
is possible to do so. Tiik Scoi'T is up
on too solid a foundation to caro for
opposition of this kind, and, as to tho
boycott, outs'do of two or throo who
have already hastened to show thoir
hands, we do not think tlnvt sensible
republicans will bo bulldo.ed into do
ing anything of t ho kind. Wo shall
m tho future, as in tho past, freely ex
press our opinions on every subject of
public interest, and at all timos en
deavor to treat every ono with courtesy.
"Wo do not think that any of our read
ers, even though thoir views may difi'er
from us, will bestow contain) for that.
Our column are open to all who dosiio
to use them, hut editorially we hhall
exploit our convictions. "The hand
of Douglass is his own' Ouih will bo
used to write down our honwt thoughts,
and will not bo extended to ovoi bear
ing arrogance, although it may bo
that thrift would follow fawning.
Woi'jMu'i .n ths iu t'i -form
a 1 "I'tel by tn 1. m- . a. N -t'cnal
Convention r,t f t. I- "i-. h r. -allinns
tho principles muni ialcd i'
tho platform of 18fW, ami Ml? mi
dors;a ths iiloau ot Pi . i'-u: ' I ' :mi
on the litrifl'as sot fur; h in it..- inr s
ago. It is a grand plitf'iim and
ringing words will find .m ho in
millions of patriotic lnarts, and cause
mnny n corrupt and arrogant million
aire and monopolist to trembl with
apprebonsion. Head il carefully and
without prejudice anil judge for yotir
solvas whether or not it is a pUtform
upon which tho patriotic nm8d8 of
our people may stand with honor and
A special from Washington speak
of a bill before congress in which East
ern Oregon and Washington territory
arc greatly interested namejy, Pymes'
bill for tho development and utilization
of the water resources of arid regions,
for the purpose of irrigation. The bill
makes an appropriation of $500,000, to
bo expended in malting hydrngniphic
surveys of ,tho states and tciritories
within the arid regions, and from such
surveys to ascertain and locate sites
for tho storage of water for irrigation
of public lands. Prof. .J. W. Powell,
director of the geological survey, claims
that f)0,000,000 acres of said lands
could be reclaimed by means of a sys
tem of irrigation, as propoied reclama.
tion is perfectly practicable, and said
that lie thought $250,000 would bo a
sulliciont amount to carry out the
National Domoeriitie Plat
form. The Democratic party of the United
Statos in national convontion assem
bled renews tho pledges of its fidelity
to tho democratic faith and reaffirms
tho platform adopted Ity its representa
tives in the convention of 1881; en
dorses the views expressed by Presi
dent Cfoveland in bis last earnest mes
sage to congress as a correct interpre
tation of that platform upon tho ques
tion of tin i fl' reduction; and also en
dorses the cfibrts of our democratic
representatives in congress to secure
tho reduction of excessive taxation.
Chiof among its principles of party
faith are the maintainance of an in
dissoluble union of free and indistruc
tiblo (-tales, now about to enter upon
its second century of unexampled prog
ress; tho known devotion to a plan of
government regulated by a written
constitution strictly specifying every
granted power, and expressly reserving
to the states of people the entire tin
granted residue of power; and the en
couragement of jealous popular vio
lence, directed to all who have been
chosen for brief terms to enact and ex
ecute laws, and charged with the duty
of preserving peace, insuring equality
and establishing justice.
Tho democratic party welcomes an
exacting scrutiny of tho administra
tion of executive power, which four
years ago was committed to ils trust
in the election of Giover Cleveland,
president of the United States; but it
challenges the most searching inquiry
concerning ils fidelity and devotion u
the pledges which then invited tho
sufirages of tho people, during a most
critical period of financial afl'airs, re
sulting from over taxation, tho anoma
lous condition of our curicncy and tho
public debt unmatured.
It has by the adoption of a wise and
conservative course not only avoided
disaster, but greatly promoted the
prosperity of our people.
It has reserved the improvident and
unwise policy or (ho republican party
touching tho public domain and has
reclaimed from corporations and syn
dicates, alien and dome-otic, and re
stored to the people nearly 100,000,000
acres of valuable land which will be
sacredly held as homesteads for our
While carefully guarding tho inter
ests and principles of justice and equi
ty, it has paid out mom for pensions
and bounties to tho soldiers and sail
ors of tho republic- than was ever paid
beforo during an equal period.
It has adopted and consistently pur
sued a firm and prudent foreign policy,
preserving peace with all nations while
scrupulously maintaining all the rights
and interests of our government and
people at homo and abroad. The ex
clusion from our shotes of Chinese la
borers has been efi'ectually secured
under the provisions of u treaty, the
operation of which had boon postponed
by tho action of a republican majoiity
in the touatc.
Honest reform in civil service has
been inaguratod and maintained by
President Cleveland and he has
biought the public service to tho
highest standard of efficiency, not only
by rule and precept, but by the exam
plo of hi own untiring und unselfish
administration of public a Hairs.
In every branch and department of
tho government under democratic
control, tho right and welfare of all
tho people have been guarded and de
fended, livery, public interest has
been protected and the equality of all
our citisson lioforo tho law without re
gard to raco or color has been stead
Upon its i word thus exhibited and
upon the pledge of a continuance to
tho people of the benefit of Democracy,
it invokes a renewl of the itopulttr
tnut by the re-election of a chief mag
istrate who Ims boon faithful, able mid
prudent. It invokes in addition to
that triikt, the tmiufer also to the (hp
moeraoyof tho entire legislative' iowr.
The aepublieau party controlling the
i c un' n J f i-'ingii both houses of
. ,' t , J if v 'i thi- r formation of
tie u'.ijti'-' ..nd wvqnal tax laws Which
Imvf oiiil.it-ud the m cessiii "3 of war
ami are now undermining the ahnn
: (ifli"" of a long peace, and denies to
th j ii iijili- i quality befuie the law,
an.' 'I. - an i and justice which arc
the i ii;'ht
i h i ; of American labor for a bet
i t.T'b.ir" in th rewards of industry is
still .-!i:l.'.l with falpc pretenses. En
. terpike is fettered and !ound down by
j the mnic markets, and the capitalist
' is discouraged with doubt. ,
! The Democratic party will continue,
I with all the power confirmed to il, the
struggle to reform these laws, in aecor-
da (ice with the pledge of its Inst plat
' form endorsed at the ballot box by the
! suffrages of tho people. Of all the jn-
dustrious free men of our land, tho'im
i mense majority, including every letter
of the scale, gain no advantage from
j excohsive tnx laws, but tho prico of
nearly everything they buy is increas
ed by a favoritism of an unequal sys
tem of tax legislation.
All unnecessary taxation is unjust
taxation. It is repugnant to the creed
I of Democracy that by such taxation
the cost of the necessaries of life should
! le already unjustly increased to all
' our people. Judge by Democratic
principles, tho interests of tho people
are buried when, by unnecessary tax
ation, trusts and combinations are per
mitted to exist, which, while unduly
enriching a few, combino to rob the
: lxxly of our citizens by depriving them
I of the benefits of national competition.
Every democratic rule of govern
mental action is violated when, through
unnecessary taxation, n vast, sum of
money, far beyond the needs of an
economical administration, is drawn
from the people and the channels of
trade, and the wealth accumulated as
a demoralizing surplus in tho national
treasury. Tho 'money now lying idle
in the federal treasury resulting from
superfluous taxation amounts to more
than one hundred tmd twenty-live mil
lions, und the surplus collected is
reaching the sum of more than sixty
Debauched by this immense temp
tation, tho remedy of' tho Republican
party is to meet and exhaust by ex
travagant appropriations and expen
ses, whether constitutional or not, the
accumulation of extravagant taxation.
The Democratic policy is to enforce
frugality in public expense and abolish
Our established domestic industries
and enterprises should not and iccd
not be endangered by the reduction
and correction of the burdens of taxa
tion. On the contrary, a fair and careful
revision of our tax laws, with duo al
lowance, for the dificronco between tho
wages of American and foreign labor,
must promote and encourage every
branch of such industries and enter
prise by giving them the assurance of
an extended market and tho steady
and continued operations and interests
of American labor, which should in no
event be neglected.
Tho revision of our tax laws con
templated by tho Democratic party
should promote the advantage of such
labor by cheapening the cost of tho
necessaries of life in tho home of every
working man, at the same time seeu
ling to him steady and lonmnerativo
On. this question of tariff reform, so
closely concerning every phase of our
national life, and upon every question
involved in the problem of good gov
ernment, tho Democratic party, sub
mits its principles and professions to
the intelligent sufirages of tho Ameri
Nori.li Powder Notes.
June i:i, ISSS.
Dr. Dickinson, dentist of linker city,
was in town, Monday.
"Bucking" cayuso horses keep up
tho excitement in this quiet village.
Mr. II. Wicks has returned from the
valley and says liastorn Oiogon is good
enough for him.
Election has como and gone, and
our denizens have settled down to the
"even tenor of thoir ways."
Public school closed last Friday.
Prof. Holmes is accounted an efficient
Report says a local preacher living
on the river above town, killed an
enormous wild cat at his roar door ono
evening last week.
Mr. Hurt Claik, railroad agent at
Echo, paid his brother, Frank, a visit
here on Sunday last.
Considerable money and various ar
ticles of plunder has changed hands of
lato as the result of scrub horfo racing
indulged in by some of our sportive
Our young merchant, Mr. D. Wilcox
of Kollog, Punch & Co., will shortly
open up business on his own account.
Location not yet determined, lie
merit aucces as ho is a good business
Mr. It. Downie, of Union, passed
through hero on Sunday on his way
homo from hi mine on Pock Creek,
Mr. Cna. Scheidhamer, elerk for tho
Mill company, has recently disposed
of sortie city property at Ogden, Utah,
for 12,000, realising a hauibomo profit
on hi investment.
The Mill company have ceased their
log drivfe for the reason, having brought
down 2,600,000 feet of logs. Thoy in
tend to erect, at once, a portable mill
above towu for tho purpose of sawing
up their timber.
A festive party, consisting of Mr.
and Mr. Ilobier, Mr. and Mr. Lloyd,
Mr. Hrant, the Miee. Powers, Mr.
Spencer, Mtv Kuthehild aud Mr.
Hughes, whiledaway the sunny hours
of Miml.iy last ou the banks of Hock
creek, near lluiue. in trout fishing,
nvrvation and auuuemenl. They ro
port haing i very enjoyable time.
Mcpsrs. Hager & Stout have pur
chased tonic twenty head of fine
draught liorecs and will leave this
week for Seattle, W. T., where thoy ex
pect to dispose of llicin at remunera
A match horse race ''s to take place
near town on tho 23rd inst. between
horses owned by Mr. Morris Levy and
I). Thomliiifon for $100. n side. Con
siderate interest i3 manifested by our
The North Powder and Wolf creek
Sabbath Schools will conjointly hold a
picnic in the grove near Wolf creek
school house on Friday next, June
15th. A cordial invitation is extended
to all who wish to participate.
Mr. Frank Clark is slowly recovering
fiom the efiects of a severe jolting by
a fractious horse. He has been con
fined to his room and tinder medical
treatment the past week, but had so
far recovered as to be able to leave on
Monday's train for Echo, Umatilla
My nag is no racer and I am no
sport. M. L. What's the matter with
my beer? "That's all right." Mickey.
"Wait till tiro clouds roll bv, then we'll
get there Eli." II. IL That Ander
son sheep yarn is inappropriate now.
"10." Put us in ourlittlc beds. Denis.
I told you to. Mike.
A thirteen year old lad of Mr. I rani
son, an employe of Spencer, Hatnseyit
Co,s. saw mills on Anthony creek, met
with a painful accident on Monday
afternoon while at play at school. He
was thrown from a machine known as
a "Hying dutchman," alighting on the
palm of his left hand, causing a frac
ture of both bones of tho fore arm.
Dr. Baylor was called in attendance
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An unlimited quantity of school
funds to loan at 8 per cent. No coin
missions. Improve tho opportunity.
J. R. Ckitks,
Sole agent for Union county.
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