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THE OREGON SCOUT
AMOS K. JOXKS
ED I TO It
City and County Official Paper
Thursday, June 27, 188i)
OUlt SIXTH VOM'SIK.
"With this issue Tun Scoct enters
upon the sixth year of its existence
la reviewing its career wo feel grati
lied nt the many evidences of appro
ciation that has been given i, am
thankful for tho hearty (support thnt
has been extended, particularly by the
reading public in the way of subscrip
.tions. While the business men of the
town have not given it the support
that is duo from them, the people
throughout the country havo exceeded
our expectations, and we think we can
truthfully say that Tin: Scout has
larger number of readers than any
other country papenin tho state. On
tho whole it has been fairly prosperous
from tho start and notwithstanding the
enmity of a few who would destroy it
if they could, it will, no doubt, continue
to prosper in the future. The recent
assault made against it, by a few men
with more money than brains, bad
about as much efl'eet as the ebinook
winds have on the granite mountains
that suriound our valley. J)uiing tho
next year many improvements will be
made in the paper, and if the era of
prosperity which now (eems to bo
about to come upon our town and
county, does not prove to be delusive,
Tin: Daily Rcorr will be introduced
to the public. Thanking our friends
for their liberal patronage, and our
contributors for the valuabluassistance
they havo given us in the past, w
start on another year's campaign
hoping that all our friends will aeconv
panv us. and that many now ones will
be found during tho year.
THIS KAIIVKOAO SITUATION.
I lie railroad situation is assuming a
shape more or less complicated, so
much k), in fact, that any opinion
founded on anything more than mere
conjecture would be impossible at this
time. What effect will tho proposed
Villard policy havo on our local inter
ests? What will become of tho Hunt
system? What position should the
people of Walla Walla, Pendleton, Un
ion and other interested towns take?
These are questions which many aro
asking but do not find it easy to an
swer satisfactory. At Portland, last
week, Mr. Villard spoke very plainly
and defined his position in such a way
that no ono could mistake him, pro
viding ho was telling the truth, which
tome seem to doubt. JIo defended the
existence of tho Oregon ai.d Transcon
tinental and said that he thougnt it
deserved the control of tho 0. 11. fc N.
Villard's plan is to practically make
tho branch lines both north and south
of Snako river part of tho 0. It. it N.
system, which is then to operate har
moniously with both tho Union and
Northern. J To admitted that ho had
been in favor of tho joint lease, but did
not say whether that plan would yet
be pursued. Tho Hunt roads are tho
greatest obstacles in tho way of accom
plishing the desired object. Mr. Vil
lard's idea is, however, to buy tho
J hint road and make it a part of tho
0. 11. it N. system. JIo said ho had
tried heretofore to buy J hint out and
told him to namo his price; but ho
does not make it clear how ho is to
oblige Hunt to soli. Tho now board
of directors of tho 0. J!, it N. com
pany, elected on tho 17th hist., aro
men who will carry out Villard's plans
It is evident that 'Villard gieatly
pliased the people of Portland, and if
he was sincere in his speech to them,
a great danger menaces tho people of
'Custom Oregon, who iu case ho suc
ceeds, will bo more hopelessly in tho
clutches of the 0. If. it N. company
than they ever were. The following
extracts will showjliow tho matter is
viewed by our exchanges across tho
mountains, and that the people there
aro determined not to submit to tho
bondage of the (). H, it N, company
again without a most vigorous resis
tance. They havo experienced tho
houciit of freedom and know what it is.
Tho Walla Walla Union says:
Walla Walla will not give up the
advantages it is receiving from "the
Hunt road" and submit to become the
bond slave of tho O. It, it N. company,
ami Portland, without a struggle
worthy her wealth and lesources.
Walla' Walla has for many years played
tho part of an orange for Portland to
suck. Her substance has gone to
swell tho money bags iu Portland, to
keep up tho tottering fortunes of the
0, 11. it N . company, without an ade
quate reward, or oven praise, iu return.
Hlio is too big and too wealthy to Imv
coino tho plaything of Henry Villard
or any other manipulator of corpora
tions. 8ho lias tho power to bo f-eo,
and if she does not exert that power
... iJ .(;: f 1
the subsidy of !?2rjO,000 i i
vides that in the event c . tl
of the O. it W. T. railr .d "in;
carry the produce of Wall.i
cotintv to Puiret Sound for tin
charged by the O. R. & N. company to
carry it to" Portland, the bonds or their
value shall bo returned to Walla Walla .
county. The agreement is for all time j
not for tho precent your, and the pen-!
ally great enough to came the railroad
she deserves to temain a
The agreement with '
carrv out its part. 1 ufacturc and commerce. 1 he misery
hi view of the threats made by Vil- an'l wretchedness resulting from pro
lard and the Portland papers, it w nec-, tection was thcro fully exemplified,
essary for Walla Walla to bo an one I 'j'he degradation of tho laborer was
man ni support 01 uie agreement or n
subsidy made with Mr. Hunt. He
who now refuses to sign tho petition
asking the legislature to authorize the
issuance of the bonds, or who obstructs
the passage of tue necessary law, is the
servant of the unhallowed combina
tion between Villard, Portland and the
0. R. it N. compaiiv, and the enemy
of Walla Walla.
Tho East Orcgoninn gays :
For ourselves we are neither sur
prised nor alarmed at the shape mat
ters have asMimed. We, in Walla
Walla and Pendleton, are in a jtosition
if we act unitedly, to have something
to say. We think about all that is
necessary to say just now is, give us
satisfactory assurance, first, that the
Northern Pacific tratllc agreornent is
all that it has been represented to be;
and second, that it is of undoubted le
gal validity and binding force, and we
will stand bv the Hunt system, and
do all that we have agreed to do and
probably more. But if we arc to he
left to the unpledged and unbound
mcrev of the combination, then the
least we can do is to refuse to pay the
subsidies and refuse the rights-of-way
and test our rights in tho matter
in the courts.
It is an open secret thai Mr. C. 15.
Wright, perhaps assisted by some si
lent partners, is backing Mr. Hunt.
It is also known that Mr. Wriuht is
chiellv interested in Taeoma; and
therefore it is not impossible that these
parties will refuse to submit to the
combination now formed without tho
very assurance which wo indicated as
necessary that our produce iiiufnid
both a reasonable and equal market by
way of both the Northern Pacific and
O. It. it N. company.
If this probable case is the true one,
wo need not 1 egret our subsidies; but
if there is u probability of our being
left entirely at the mercy of tho O. R.
it N. and Portland, as formerly, then
we not only may, but ought, in justice
to ourselves, to refuse the subsidies and
any other valuable privileges.
All the Walla Walla papers urge tho
bonding of the county in aid of tho
Hunt road extension to tho Grande
Hondo valley, and aro confident that
tho tralllc agreement will protect tho
people of tho inland Empire. Tho
.Statesman savs :
There is ono thing tho people of this
section will not stand and that is to bo
forced into a procession to do homage
and pay tribute to Portland Wo want
our own seaboard. .Hunt gavo us our
first and only relief from the exactions
of Portland and every man will stand
by him provided ho can and will do
tho same bv us. If he does not sell
out and cannot be frozen out he is our
man from now until doomsday, or his
fifty-year contract with tho Northern
Wo believe that tho only danger now
is iu Mr. Hunt selling out, and that he
will do so wo do not think is at all
probable. Ho appears to us to bo
holding a pretty big hand, and has it
in his power to give any of Iho eastern
roads heading tbis way a terminus oil
tho Sound for the next fifty years at
east. Wo aro of the opinion that
Hunt will stay with tho people. Tho
people should stay with Mr. Hunt. Wo
regret exceedingly that tho citizens of
Union comity have not responded
promptly and raised, in full, tho very
reasonable subsidy a.-ked by him to
aid in building his road to this valley.
lr vol' know a news item don't for
get your editor. If a youngster arrives
at your house begging for food and rai
ment and you conclude, after due de
bate, to feed and clothe him, bring us
a Havana and we will name him free
of charge. When you have visitors, if
you aro not ashamed of them, hiing
them in or toll ua about it. When
friends gather at your home for social
communion, bring iu a cuke or a ham,
just to show good faith, and wo'll give
you a column wrUe-np. Oh.no, no!
don't bother to invito us; we couldn't
possibly come; our wardrobe wu built
for summer wear. Do all Uiom thing,
and ye shall bo hloMsod, and if a day bo
when ye hang around the gate of the
city with a great vacancy iu your
pocket book ami a largo jmltflt highly
adorning tho ho&om of your pantaloons,
Fome good Samaritan will do for ye.
Tiik advertising columns of some of
our exchanges west of the mountains
disclose tho fact that (imWr lauds are
rapidly boing taken tip by Michigan
and Minnesota men. The witix?'-
residences as shown iu tho pultlfclu d
laud notices aro many of thiu, given
as Dulutli, St. Paul, et. Th.it most
of the entries arc fraudulent U-iug
made under oontraet is no di iibi inn-,
but unfortunately tin.-in uu-paMc t
Tin: Fiee Trade club of Cleveland,
Ohio, recently celebrated tho anniver
sary of the birth of Ittchard Cobdcn,
uii which occasion William Lloyd Gar
rison, not boing able to attend sent a
letter, in which he said:
"It is because of his sacrifices and
labors and those of his noble coadjutors
that Great Britain, emancipated from
the narrow and insular policy of re
j Btriction, now leads the world in man
complete, and salvation was only pos
sible through the abolition of the corn
laws. His was a life to stimulate the
enthusiasm of youth and the gratitudo
of age. its value can not bo overesti
mated at a time like this, when a great
people deludes itself with the absurd
and niediieval system of restriction, de
moralizing, enfeebling and suicidal.
Protection is the enemy of peace, the
fountain of international jealousy, tho
waster of wealth, the robber of wages,
the essence of barbarism.
In tiik Arkansas legislature a mem
ber recently nominated a young lady
for enrolling clerk in these words: "1
shall not say that the one I name is as
the angels are, for 1 have never seen
an angel and know not how beautiful
they are, but I will say that if angels
look like the lovely maiden whoso
name i put in nomination, the angels
aro beautiful indeed." Nevertheless,
tho angel got her wings clipped in the
balloting. Arkansas is no place for
angels. They should fly to Oregon
where the cow county members ap
preciate beauty, and the Yamhillers
find clerkships for a fee of ono dollar
At present a good deal is being said
and sung about Protestant and Cath
olic "inlluenco" in tho public schools
throughout the country, and about
teaching "religion" in tho public
schools. There are two things that
should be kept outside the doors of our
public schools; religion and politics.
There are twenty reasons. One, all
sufficient reason is that politics and re
ligion are purely matters of opinion ;
they aro not exact sciences, capable of
demonstration, and along with gram
mar, history and other theories aro
best let alone. So says the Astorian
and so say all patriotic Americans.
Tin: last legislature passed a num
ber of new laws which materially
chango the duties of several of our
county officers. As the provisions of
these laws nwiy not be generally known
wo shall in our next and subsequent
issues publish a synopsis of tho most
A ITIopinn Vision.
"A vision of tho futuro arises; wo
see our country filled with happy
homes, with firesides of content; tho
foremost land of all tho earth. I see
a world whero thrones havo crumbled
and kings aro dust. The aristocracy
of idleness has polished from tho
earth. I see a world without a slave.
Man at last is free; nativo forces havo
by science boon onslaved; lightning
and light and all secret subtle forces
of tho earth and air aro tiroless toilers
for the human race. 1 see a world at
peace, adorned with every art, with
music's myriad voices thrilled, while
lip arc rich with words of love and
A world in which no exile sighs, no
prisoner mourns; where work and
worth go hand in hand; whero the
poor girl trying to win bread with a
needle the needle that has been
called tho asp for tho breast of tho poor,
is not driven to desporato choice of
crime or death, of suicide or shame. 1
svq a worltl without tho beggar's out
stretched palms, the miser's heartless,
stony stare, and piteous wail of want,
the livid lips of lies, tho cruel eyes of
scorn. I see a race without disease of
tht llosh or brain, shapely and fair, a
married harmony of form and func
tion. As 1 look, lifo lengthens, joy
deepens, love canopies tho earth and
over all the groat dome shines tho
eternal star of human hope." lngor
oll. Oregon Hop.
W. .1. Horrcn writes as follows on
hoiM iu a Salem paper:
The Pacific coast is fast becoming
famous far tho choice quality of hops
grown here, and the production of hops
is fast becoming one of the loading in
dustries of our state, and as is usually
th' ease at this season of tho year, much
anxiety is felt on tho part of growers
with regard to prosiiective prioos. It
j- yet too early for anyone to even
gur-- wb.it tin- price of hops will bo
I'd ui month-, heiut'; but a statement
i t w m t c onmctid with tli" out
look for Oregon hops elicited while thej
writer was cast may not be uninterest
ing to our hop growcis. "While there
we interviewed most of the brewers
and hop commission men. All of them
agree that all markets will be bare of
choice hops by the time the crop of
1Q2fl la l.n ..lj.w! rPl,tfri to t'nt n .ill 1
fciderable quantity of old hops and low
grades of 1888's on the market, but the
movement in this class of hops is slow
and sales difficult, but choice Oregon
hops arc wanted at good prices. All
the brewers with whom wo have talked
speak in the highest terms of the qual
ity of Oregon hop3, and say if our
growers will use proper care in hand
ling and curing their hops, that they
will always find a ready market for
them, and that they compare favorably
with New York state hops. All ac
counts agree that tho roots in New
York state have wintered well, and as
the "grubbing" season is now in full
blast in that state, hop roots aro being
offered in Waterville and Utica at the
extreme low price of fifty cents per
bushel and no buyers. This shows
conclusively that Now York hop grow
ers begin to realize the fact that they,
with a yield of 000 to 800 pounds per
acre, cannot compete with tho Pacific
coast, with a yield of 1200 to 2000
pounds to tho acre. In conclusion wo
say to Oregon hop growers, make the
best hops you can and fear no compe
tition. Hold Up, There.
The parties who appropriated that ham
mer, broad-axe, and other things from my
place on Ramo Hat, arc known to mo and
arc hereby notified to return the same and
save themselves trouble.
W. M. JIAYNE-3.
Combines the juice of the Blue Figs of
California, so laxative and nutritious,
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forming the ONLY PER
FECT REMEDY to act gently yet
promptly on the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS
Cleanse tiis System Effectually,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
and all are delighted with it. Ask your
druggist for SYRUP OF FIGS. Manu
factured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
San Francisco, Cal.
Lodisvilix, Kv. New York, N. Y.
k Cove Drug Store,
JASPER G. STEVENS, Propr.
nints and Oils.
Prescriptions carefully prepared
ALSO DKAI.KIt IN-
Els, Slot Sis, Pis
Imported ami Domestic Ci
GIVE ME A CALL.
Obtained, mid nil Patent llusiness attended
to Promptly and for Moderate Fees.
OuroUloe Is opposite tho U. Patent
Olllce. and wo can obtain Patents In less
tlmo than those remote from Wasoington.
Send MODKLor DRAWING. Wc advise
as to pantentabililv free of charge; and wo
mako NO I'UARUK UNLESS PATENT IS
We refer, here, to tho Postmaster, tho
Supt. of Monev Order l'iv., and t ) otlicials
of tho U. S. Patent Otllce. Fci circular,
advieo. term and rettVrences to actual cli
ents In your own State or County, write to
0. A. SNOW & Co..
Opposite Patent Oillce. Washington. 1), 0.
tols ana Carus
Just deceived, Direct from the East, a Large Invoice of LADIES' and
MISSES' CALFSKIN SHOES, the Best Ever brought to this Market.
Also a Fine Assortment of
GENT'S -:- FURNISHING -:- GOODS.
My Prices will suit the times. Drop in and see me.
C. VINCENT, Main Street, Union, Or.
JI III III mi FI
(OPPOSITE. CENTENNIAL HOTEL.)
J. S. ELLIOTT.
Everything First Class. Terms Very Reabonable.
Buss to and Fiom the Depot Making Connection with all Trains
Sasii, Doors ai
Keeps Constantly on hand a Larjjc Supply of
Bedding, Desks, Office Furniture, etc.
All kinds of Furniture Made, and Upholstering done to order.
WILSON it MILLER, Main St., Union, Or
E. .1. CWPKR,
Farm Loans a Specialty.
WE HAVE SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND IN
VESTMENT OF FUNDS. WE LOAN ON GUARANTEED SECURITY.
Collections Pushed With Energy.
Wc act as General Agents, Trustee or Attorney for Individuals or Corporations, and
as Assignee or Receiver. Hold property in trust and care for the same. Assume tho
general care of Real Estate, collect rents, pay taxes, etc. Abstracting, Perfecting Ti
tles, Conveyancing, Drawing all kinds of Legal Papers.
Insurance Written in the best Companies.
Favor us With a Trial.
OOTJPBB &o BUBLBIG-H,
Oi i'ici:: Davis' Building, Union, Oregon.
.lust opened in tho Iniek liuildiii,'
Street. Union, a full and eoinpkte as.,.
Which are Now Open For
PRICES ON GOODS SURPRISINGLY LOW.
In addition to the abovt , a complete lino of Ladk's' Gt nts' and Childrens
Shoes are in stock, and will he sold at cost.
A Share of tho Public
Tobacoo and fa
CORNER MAIN and C STRKETS,
Variety and F
and Dealers in-
Parlor ai Bed
II. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney at Law.
adjoining Jnvcox it Foster's store, Main
Inspection by ihe Ladies.
looks isl ttnoty.
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