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THE OREGON SCOUT.'
AMOH K. JOXKN
City and County Official Paper.
Friday, Juno 2i)Uu JSS8.
Iihii m i m mi i ii" ii i "i m mn in i 1 1 mi 1 1 1 1" mi i mi i n i m
OUJi FIFTH VOLUME .
"With this iisuo Tin: Hcoit enters'
upon the iifth your of its existence.
"Wo nro pleased to any that it (intent it
with increased strength and glowing
prospects of future advancement. It
has named the infantile stage, and now
stands on its own resources, ready to
grasp in amity the proll'ered palnia of
those who would he its friends, or
strike out, straight from the chonlder
at its enemies. Its growth haH been
phenomenal, and in the number of its
leaders it stands second to but few of
the interior papers of the .State. It
has numerous readers in nearly evety
.State in the union, and u few in Tana
da, Scotland and England. .Fust what
influence it has had in turning the at
tention of its far away readers in this
direction we are unable to say, but we
have endeavored to make it as attrac
tive as we could, and a truthful reflex
of the manners and customs, the lit
erature and civilization, and the rapid
progress of our Western land. We
take not much credit to ourselves for
the prosperity the paper has attained,
but attribute a great deal of it to our
correspondents mid fiicndti who have
stayed with us ho faithfully during
these years. Wo hope they will con
tinue to help us, and together we will
make Tun Scoitt a much hotter paper
than it has been.
Many of our readers may take issue
with us on what we have said in the
past, and on what we intend to say in
the future, but if they do wo ask them
to believe that it is the honest senti
ment of men who are working for the
greatest good to the greatest number.
If you think wo are wrong in any of
oV conclusions, send in your protest
and, we will give it the most conspicu
ous .place in our columns. We like
.airplay. Deceit and fraud we most
. KtoiHily despise.
'To95vury friend, reader and patron
we send greeting and thank you for
the favors you have shown us.
JS WJi Shi-: IT.
Oregon lias heretofore been repub
lican by ii little over L',000, and had it
given the.' i.lsiPil majority nl the. recent
election no partloular surprise would
have been occasioned, but tho majori
ty given of 7,00. nppioaches tho phe
nomiiml and cliiillcnos an investiga
tion of the cause .which brought it
about. Our republicin contempora
ries mo pleased to attribute it entirely
to tho tariff issue, which in our opin
ion, was tho least among tho causes
leading to it. Tho Ilimlo.'i header
presents two of the principal reasons
very clearly when it says:
Due cause is the notion iudustt'ious-
ly insisted on that the admiuistrxMon
was making a special effort to eaTy
Oregon. It was urged with such per
sistence thai not only llcpublicaus be
lieved it, but tho Democrats built up
hopes thai wo should have aid from
the national committee. For thitj
notion there was not (ho semblance of
proof. Tho coining of (1. Irish was
made tho pretext for the assertion.
'No aid was rendered by our Eastern
friends as we happen t'o know. Hut
this notion was siilllcienl to awaken
all the parly spirit of the Republicans.
Another cause was tho use of money.
The evidences are open and palpable
that a large Republican sack was dis
tributed. The golden arguments
were sown all over this county. A
double eagle Is the hardest thing to
refute in the world. It can he refuted
onlv bv two more doublo eagles.
The Democrats debated that line as
far as their means would allow, but. j
ll'lS M.'iwnnT1"' Tl, ,u',l,,,0,lls
were not at hand.
A third reason may be found in tho
fact that the corporation inllucuecs,
particularly of tho Northern l'aclllc
railroad, were iirraingcd against the
democracy, beraiiso that party in tho
llotisV passed a bill forfeiting over
M), 000,000 noics of public lands which
had been granted to railroads, and
forfeiting unearned hind grants of the
Northern Faeltie. That company
fought hard in order to securo a Uni
ted States senator for the republican
party. The bill which passed the
.House, still hangs lire in the Senate,
hence tho importance of the company
keeping control of that body. A 1
fourth reason is the antagonism of otu
p..ii...iin..inn..Bin tb in imt nt ct tn t !mi 1
on account of the I'matilla reservation
embrollo. Previous to Cleveland's
iiduilnUlration, an Indian school on
lio Uinutllla reservation was in
charge 01 uninoiies, ami laiignl oy
Sisters. Cleveland changed tho Indi- j
1111 agents, mid for principal appointed l
,.11 Iribh Catholic bv the name of Cof-
fill' III flni nirmii.t'. fuffov M'llfl tVIlL
nil honest man and cnlnus democrat '
an honest m 11 and .uiloiih do.noeta , ,
uiscoverett nun soverai tcaeners six
in nil who were carried 011 the pay
roll of the Indian school, wero not
there at all, but wero teaching iu a
denominational institution at a dis-
ln,"'; tliwi;li (lie pay was taken from
lilC yOVerillllt'lll OVCiy llioiuii. i imrj
opposed this, nutl tliu nivmnsiiop cx
communicated him. The r.dministm
tion stood by Coffey, and the Indian
school was made non-sectarian. This
made the pretext for ecclesiastieni pol
itics. Hut that it is merely n con ven-
ient pretext is proved by the fact that tost between capital and labor, be- In 1S70 Harrison was the republi
whon Cleveland's speech to the l'resby- 'tween Hie scheming brains of avari- can candidate lor governor of Indiana,
terian Geii'-ral Assemblies was printed cions ihillionaires in their palaces and i,ut was defeated by a small plurality,
it was at once treated as an insult to the qui vciing muscles of the working- ' I'rcsidcnt Hayes appointed him on the
the church, and was openly assigned men strained to their utmost capacity I lit-M'ssijipi rivor commission in 1878,
by Irishmen as their excuse for voting in tho unending endeavor to make J anj -m 1880 Wlg Ojoclci .Scna
the republican ticket. The San Fran- pleasant the humble abodes of those i . in.-m i.;, on March Jth 1881
eiseo Argonaut, an independaiit re-
publican paper, speaking of the cam-
paigu in Oregon, says:
From an informant, who win in
Oregon during the election, we n'-ecr
tain that the opposition of Ihe church
to the Democratic ticket was open,
active, and without any attempt to
cover the animus that prevailed
against Cleveland. It wan believed,
at that time, that lilaino would cer
tainly be nominated by the Republi
can partv at Chicago, ami here was an
opportunity presented lo puiii'h Mr.
Cleveland, by giving the liist State
against him. and thus breaking do'vn
liis campaign upon lis very threshold.
All with whom we have bad opporlu
nity to converse, and who are intelli
gent upon Ihe recent conte.-t, agree
that Ihe ecclesiastical hand, gaunt letcd
with iron, was everywhere apparent
in the Oregon contest. We look up
on this as the true version, and we do
not consider that the free trade and
tariff issue was the most important
clement in the Oregon election, as
Republicans would have us believe;
nor do we think the example of the
Irish Roman Catholics in Oregon is
likely to hi! followed in any other
State. If Hlaiiio should be nominated
he will carry every Irish Koinan Cath
olic who is ignorant and bigoted
enough to follow the instructions of
his priet. We know of no other
Republican liable to be nominated by
the Jb'publican parly for I'roMilent ,
who is it all likely to take anv consid
erable number "of Irish Democrats
from Cleveland. It is not safe for
Republicans to build too confidently
upon results in Oregon, nor to come
too hastily to the conclusion that, they
are not entering upon :i contest, of
hard blows in which Ihe result is un
certain; not till after the nominations
are made at Chicago, and not till the
platform of Ihe Republican party is
declared and the letters of acceptance
by Cleveland and whoever may be Ihe
Republican party candidate, will Ihe
issues be fully presented 11 is safe
to anticipate' that, the Fapal Church
will mass all the Catholics it can con
trol for the parly from which it will
have the most to expect, and for Ihe
candidate who will promise the. great
est subserviency. It will be !he priv
ilege of all Americans so to cast their
voles that they may defeat, an ecclesi
astical and political conspiracy against,
the government .
A fifth reason may be found in the
vole of the prohibitionists. We think
it is safe to conclude that H out of
every 10 votes cast for prohibitum
were east by democrats, the republi
can prohibitionists having been thor
oughly whipped into the ranks of the
old party by scheming politicians who
secured the services of every preacher
whom they could induce lo leave his
pulpit and harangue in the political
arena against the prohibition move
It. may be said by some that the
larilf issue constitutes the sixth reas
on for tho overwhelming republican
majority, but wo do not believe it.
The tloek masters as u rule voted the
republican ticket, under tho mistaken
idea that they were upholding their
own interests, but we have reasons to
believe that these were counterbal
anced by the votes of intelligent re
publicans who favor a revision of the
Taking into consideration these in
terests which were manipulated for
all they were worth, the only wonder
is that the republican majority was
not 15,000 instead of 7,000. Our
conclusions. as to tho probable extent
the above enumerated agencies will
llg nro in the presidential campaign
now at hand, we sum up as follows:
As tH, st,m, is now considered not a
douMful one, bul reliably republican,
there will not bo the interest taken
that there was in the icceut election.
Tho incentive is gone. Tho republi
cans considering I ho state safe for
their party will put up no money to
inako it more so, and the democrats
for the same reason will make no at
tempt to carry it with money as the
game would not bo worth the powder.
Tho election will in all probability bo
free from bribery and the honest sen
timents of the people will tit id ex
pression. The railroad company
having accomplished their purpose
will not use any great exertion. Tho
Catholic voice, as between Cleveland
and Harrison wo believe will favor
fho former, oral least bo so divided
that the vole will no ineiieciuai euner , which U held as authority on all mat
way. Tho democratic prohibitiouUlu ur of that kind. We have made at
will tin doubt follow Ihe example of j rai,jjt.ent to twelve a letter from
their republican brethren and 4,1' . i,m each week, hereafter, which will
er in straight," and as to tho tariu (
. , Ill 1. 11,. 1
nuormers amir ..u, . . ..,,
I'U'foano between thU time and the
November eloctio... A thorough gb j
tutiuu ot the subject will sorve ta euu-
etito the IIIIISSOS on this nll-lmporUllt
.,..,, u.llllh ,s ,
' , , - ,
needed to oxpow me iidiiow-;
noi of the cry of "l'njtuetion to
American industry' ' uud tench them
tlmt auuh "proteiHon' ostondi ml' '
to tho licii anil make sl.tvcs ot tho
wui Kinsmen, in'- M i-ymuuii.ii i-uu-
t...t will Iw. fmiuM mit. mi the. tariff
bwuonlonc, and it is of such import-
ancc that the American people may
well lay aside all other considerations
for one campaign at least am! settle it
for all lime to come. It will be a con-
they love. Kind reader, which side
j are you on? We urge you to lay
Inside all prejudice and think calmly
i for yourselves on tins subject and be
not led astray by the tophistry of
those whose interests are as different
from yours as il is possible to imag
ine. Investigate lor yourselves, ami
whalevcr .conclusion von arrive at
honestly we shall respect you for,
even thouirh von differ from us in all
we hold most dear. If a man is hon
est in his convictions, to him those
convictions are right however errone
ous they may in reality be. Every
man has the God given privilege of
expressing his opinion and he who is
afraid to do so lest bo offend sonic
arrogant neighbor who might boycott
him is uuworlhv of his birthright of
liberty, and unlit to be an American
citizen. So far as we ae concerned
we shall write down what we honestly
believe to be tho truth, and will be
found at all times espousing the side
of the laboring man whose evil desti
ii v seems to be, while giving sturdy
blows in hewing out the civilization
of the world, to be forever the prey and
scapegoat of designing deinogogues
and money sharks.
We have enumerated above the
causes which we believe led to the
defeat of the men who advocated a re
duction of the tariff lo show that that
was not the issue that defeated them,
but influences entirely foreign to it.
and to encourage the adberenls of that
grand cause to lenewcd and vigorous
efforts in its support. We most sin
cerely believe in the justness of it, and
whatever influence we may posse
will be given to its advancement.
A continuation of the outrageous
war tariff or a reduction of it to suit
the requirements ot our peaceful times
is tJie only issue in this campaign,
and on this issue we predict that at the
November election Union county will
place itself on record as, at least, lf0
democratic, and that the republican
majority i:i the state will be reduced
to less than two thousand. Time
THE PL A TFOllM.
AVe find it impossible to publish the
platform adopted by tho Chicago Ho
publican convention, on account, of its
length, but will state biiefly that it
places agre.it many planks in position
that nobody will make any partieu'ar
objections to. It defines the position
of the republican party on the tarifl',
which is the only issue that h interes
ting the people at this time, and the
one on which the campaign will bo
fought, as follows:
Wo lire uncuninrnniisiiiBly in favor ot the
American system of protection. W'u pro
tent aK.iinat'its distraction propo-cd liy tho
jii-oslileiit imd his party. They serve in the
interests- of Kurope; we will ' support the
iiitcrctts ot America. Wo accept tho issue
ami conlldeiitly upbeat to the people for
their judgment. The protective system
must he maintained. Its abandonment has
always been lollowed by general disaster to
lo al'l inteiosts, except those of the usurer
and thoHo of the xhonll'. Wo denounce the
Mills bill iiNdestru. tive to tho geiiiT.il busi
ness, tho labor, and tho farming Interests
of ihe country, and vro lieurtily iiidore the
consistent and patriotic Motion of the re
puhlkt.in representatives in congress in op
pen. n x its passage. Wo condemn the pro
position ot the democratic parly to place
wool on the free list, and wo insist that the
duties that it re on it .shall be adjusted and
miiiut'iincd so us to furnish full ami ade
quate protection to that industry.
Th e repuli ieiui putty would effect all nee
ded reduction ol the national revenue bv
repealing the l:ios upon tohiueco, which
are an niinoyanee and burden lo agricul
ture, ami the ta upon spirits used hi the
arts and for mechanical pir-poses, and by
such revision of theturilt laws as will tend
tocheoU the imports ol such articles as arc
produced by our people, tho production of
which git s employment toour lalwr, and
release troiu import duties those articles of
foreign production (eccpt luxuries) tho
like of which cunnot be produced at home,
II there shull 'till remain a larger revenue
than is requisite for the wants of the gov
ernment, wo t'axortho entire repeal of in
ternal revenue ics rut her than the sur
render of anv part of our protoi tive system
ut the Joint behest ol the whisky trust and
the agent of foreign manufacturers.
Elkkwiiukk in this issue will be
found 11 letter from Henry N; Copp,
of Washington city, which will be of
intercut to miners and ieltlers on tho
public lands. Mr. Copp hi the author
of "IWk Mining mid Uud Law."
m) mU jJt)Ve jnetteial to our many
nucui.u.v aumca .sai.vii.
tu hot si.vk iu tue worm lor t ut,
HruUes Hure.. l lctrs, Ndi Uhetuu. I-Vvm
h, Tettr. ilui.ped Und, CUilbl
,ui m1i Kklll Kruil,i..Ul,. uui to.it! ve-
ilvmrM inloa. or no iv rwuiriM. it is
. - . - .:;. ....
- - -
miiiuiiM.1 vivn mrfaet Mtlafaitlou or
moamv MfuiuhMl. liM 2 cento tier Uo
po, felt et WitRfet Arufrtore.
JFAltlllSOX AKD MOJITO'.
wist luonuay me uiuuugo cumuu-
t i -c 1 j v . ail:
ufter having almost worn itself
! oul, nominated Henjamiu Harrison of
j Indiana, for president, and Levi P.
; Morton of New York, for vice prcsi-
Harrison, the ninth president of the
United States, being elected as a Whig
candidate over Martin Van Huron,
nominated by the democrats.
Levi Parsons Morton is a wealthy
banker of New York, and is sixty-four
years of age. Ho has amassed 11 large
fortune and is recognized as one of the
most successful business men in New
York. Hois not very popular among
the masses. Morton has always been
an inveterate republican, contributing
liberally to lepublican funds. 'It is
claimed that he contributed .$1000,000
to Garfield's campaign iu 18S0. He
was a member of the forty-sixth and
forty-seventh congress. He has com
peted three times for tho senatorship
in New York and each time without
success. His name has twice been
presented to the Republican State Con
vention for governor and been twice
rejected. Morton is in 110 sense u
great man and is known more on ac
count of bis great wealth than from
anything he has e-er accomplished.
He cannot carry New York for the
republicans, and we do not think he
will add the least strength to the ticket.
SCHOOL MONEY TO LOAN.
An unlimited quantity of school
funds to loan at 8 per cent. No coin
missions. Improve the opportunity.
J. R. CltlTKS,
Solo agent for LTnion county.
The Frederick Mitchell Ranchc
Tho above runehe, situated In the Cove,
iu tliis county, is hereby ollcred to the
highest bidder for a term ending March
1st, ISs!). There is at least 'J00 acres of
line meadow growing on the place at the
present time with about lOO acres of good
pasture, with good buildings, stables, water
and other natural and modern convenien
ces. The lacser will be required to give note
with approved security, Payable March 1st,
is'SJ), for the rent thereof. I will receive
bills addressed to me at Joseph, Oregon,
until July Sfh, 1SSS, at noon, when all bids
will be opened iStock raisjjrs and others
interested in handling luiv, would consult
their interest by examining this property.
No les than three hundred tons of tine liny
is grown on this ranchc annually, The
place has good fence and, well watered pas
ture for stock.
The rent will also include the fruit grow
ing on the place.
JAM KS M. MITCHHMj,
Administrator of tho estate of Frederijk
Mitchell, deceased. (i-i!2
NOTICE FOR. PUBLICATION.
Land Orrici: at La (imsnr, OrsKnoN,i
June t;;. 1SSS. C
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler lias tiled notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will bo made be
fore tlie register and receiver at La (Irande,
Oregon, on Aug, (i, 18SS, viz: JOSH I1 A
IWtADKOKI), lid, No. '&!. for the SKU
NW'K. S'4 NKK and N K', HEJ Kec. 15,
Tp. ."1 S, It. :!!) H. Ho names the following
witnesses to prove his continuous residence
upon, and cultivation of, said hind, viz:
V. II. Htutrord, Solomon V. Ousick, Carl
llewit and Win. II. llulfniun, all of Union,
NOTICE l-'OR 1'URLICATION.
Land Oerici: at L(iuNnn, Oitcoo.vJ
June 13, lSsS.
Notice is hereby given t hat the following
naiucd settler has tiled notice of his inten
tion to make Until proof 1.1 Mimiort of hi?
claim, and that said proof will he made bp-
lore the register and receiver at i.a uraudc,
ins witnesses to Drove his continuous' resi
lenee ujion. ami euuivnun oi, -sain, ianu,
YV 11. StalionlfWoshan. Bradford.
Carl Hewitt and Vni.'JI9IIttffttniti,' all of
I nioii, Oregon. M&V 7 ' ' '
A. L. SAYLOR, M. D
.Physician suul Surgeon,
North Powder, Oregon.
Has nermanentlv located and will attend
all professional calls day or nirjht.
Ollice: Urug store building; residence,
uio door west of Kodgers' hotel,
llokton. Mas., all Kansas City, Mo.
Capital and Surplus, $1,250,000.
Loan nionev Ai i nprovod farm property
in Kusterii Ore.'on. on from "to Aycai's
time, in sums to suit Low rates of Interest.
Ollice In Journal building, La (i ramie, Or.
,) v r.vcroRY,
Cor. Ms 11 nil
M.u.uf n ,
rs in Jiodn Wa
c. Cream Soda
nut i ha up
up, etc. Or-
tiers pr nrp'
Oregon, on Aug. (i, ISSvS, u: .SOLOMON
V. (TSU'K, I. , NiK.. 7309. ..for the N'4
NWW, NW NK, aW.SKiNWX Sco
t. Tn. .r S. It. :) K. lie nami8iHB foH.iW'
Kenmcky Litnior Store
j. L ALBERSON,
Carries a complete stock of everything re
quired by the Miner, Farmer
Call and examine goods and prices, and be convinced that you can save
nionev, and time by trading at home.
GIVE ME A TRIAL !
In connection will be found a
GOOD FEED AND LIVERY STABLE
Where all will find excellent accomodations for their teams.
Bias at Reasonable Rates.
J. L. ALHERSOX, Cornucopia, I'nion County, Or.
k)Q0 , UUUiD
-Keeps Constanily on hand a Large Supply of
Bedding, Desks, Office Furniture, etc.
All kinds of Furniture Made, and rpliolstcring done to order.
WILSON itMILLHIJ, Main St., Union, Or.
W. O. BEBOLEEVZAN, Proprietor.
Keeps constantly on hand a full assortment of everything in his line, manufactured
of the best material obtainable. He is now iiil'i-rnig for sale th.'
Best lot of saddles, at lower prices than ivere
ever offered 'in Eastern Oregon,
LEAD IIAKXEKS, iLOHSE BLAXKETS, CUKIIY COMBS,
Also a FULL AS.-OUTMKN'f of l'UltS. WHIl. AXLK U1IFASK, HARNESS
OIL, Ktc. Uti: ICti., Jlv actcyprythi i" usually kept in a
First "CI ass " Est a b I i s h m e n t .
33?'C'all and examine goods. O Main Street, Union, Oregon.
(OPPOSITE OKNTKNNIAL HOTEL.)
J. S- ELLIOTT, - Proprietor.
Kverything First Cltss. Terms Very Reasonable.
Buss to and Prom the Depot Making Connection with all Trains.
i m m mm reft. n m m ibu bbhs
1 HOUSE :
22 24, 2G, 28, 30 & 32 Lake &reot,
VJI n Jr W:l
Tobaccos ul Cipn,
tttf ii ;tef hols
II Id ft
of and Dealers in-
H H il B SI (S
m ii Ski
parts of the countrj