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THE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS K. JOKES
City and County Official Paper.
Thursday, Nov. 28, 1889.
MiN.vn: Wnllnco Wnkcup, who was
tried nt Emporia Kan., for poisoning
her husband, lias obtained a pension
because of his service in the tinny.
There is something funny about this
if you stop to think about it.
Evmtv Chinese woman that reaches
San Francisco is now a merchant's
wife, and every Chinaman is bound
for New York. Windom kicked a
hole big enough for the Exclusion Act
to allow the hordes of Chinese to land.
A Building and Loan Association
will, in a very few days, be greatly
needed in Union. It is one of the
many enterprises that must be put in
motion at once. Our business men
and enterprising citizens should loso
no time in working the matter up.
TiiKituarc seventy American citizens
who have in their possession $l,ll.'l,
000,000. Jf all tho means used to get
this vast amont thus agregatcd in their
hands could bo published to the world
and justice could bo done where would
they land, who thus possess it? Echo
dare not saw
Tub East Oregoniau now issues an
oight-pago daily, brimful of tho choicest
and latest news of the entire country.
It has dono more for Pendleton than
all other influences combined, and the
people very justly show their appreci
ation of it by a most liberal patronage.
Tho East Oregoniau is a paper that
l'endletonians may well bo proud of.
Bno. Wannamakkii says ho is a "dyed-in-the-wool
republican," and proposes
to benefit tho postal service by every
means in his power. If cutting down
our most important mail routes to one
trip per week and other little acts of
courtesy is what he calls benefiting
tho postal service Bro. Waunnmakor
has too much power already. Grant
Ir is announced that post-master
Roby will soon start a now democratic
paper in Portland. It will probably
ho a failuro liko tho other papers that
have been started thoro. There is
room in this stato for a great demo
cratic paper, but until the mini comes
along with sullioiont monoy to over
come tho Ghoul and his mouthpiece,
tho Oregoniau, it had bettor not bo at
tempted. Hakim: Citv has sent a committee
of six representative citizens to Albany
to confer with tho officials of tho Oro
gon Pacific Railroad to sco if tho com
pany can not bo induced to chango
their route of survey through South
eastern Oregon so as as to como south
via Bakor City. This effort on tho
part of tho citizens of Baker is com
mcndablo, but it strikes us that there
is another railroad being projected
through this country that would bo of
infinitely moro benefit to them than
tho Oregon Pacific if thny could get
Wk aro in receipt of Tho Pendleton
Daily Tribuno, a new paper issued by
tho Homo Publishing Company. It
is an excellent paper containing well
written editorials and all the latest
telegraphic news, besides the local
happenings which are written up in a
most attractive stylo. Tho Daily Tri
buno has a very metropolitan appear
ance and would bo creditable to a city
mui h larger than tho one in which it
is published It is republican from
'way buck and no doubt will ho a great
factor in shaping political sentiment
in its section.
It is a wise provision of our mining
lawK which simplifies tho method of
gulling rid of partners in mining claims
who do not contribute their share of
tho tiHOSsnient work in cither money
or labor. In tho old days it was hind
to define abandonment of a claim, mid
difficult to got lid of partners who neg
lected to do their work. Thoy could
at any time throw tv cloud over tho
title and prevent a sale. Now, how
over, dcliiupicnt co-owners can bo
given legal notice in a newspaper with
out personal service of tiny papers. It
is true, the notices must bo published
threo uioulliA before other actions can
he taken, but proof of the publication
will prevent any complications of title
in case the dcliuiucut tries to make a
fuss. Miners who do their assessment
work for the year in the various dis
tricts, null who tire associated with co
owners who neglect or refuse to con
tribute their proportion, should give
legal notice in the noarest paper, and
do it immediately so that the delin
quent can be got rid of at ouco, and
not bn liable in the. case of a strike in
the mines or a prospective sale.
Youg men seem to be going to the
front in nearly all business enterprises
and official positions. Active, energet
ic and pushing young men. cannot b
kept back from elbowing their way to
the prominent positions. The legisla
ture is composed mostly of young men,
as also the judgeships and lesser places
of honor and trust. Railroad enter
prises arc chiefly directed by brainy
young men. Factories are pushod to
success by the indefatigable pluck of
warm blooded young men. Look at
the stores and shops and how many old
men do you sec actively engaged in
conducting them? The press and the
pulpit, too, arc largely given power
and influence, in moulding public sen
timent, by young men.
Well, why wouldn't young men ach -
ievc success and prove the architects
of their own fortunes, as well as mcful,
before tho evil days come? It is when
the body is strong healthy and buoy-
ant, and tho faculties of tho mind arc
bright, acuto and active, that thoy
should put forth their best efforts and
achieve fame, wealth and position. It
will be too late to do this when old
age corner on at a limping pace. The
best results of a man's energy and in
dustry must bo harvested before no is
forty-five years of ago. After that per
iod much can bo accomplished, but not
with as much vital force, and assurance,
as if the foundation of prosperity had
been built by young manhood's strong
It is frequently heard that the young
men are crowding the. old men out of
tho way. This is unfortunate, if true,
but it is the result of the la wsof nature.
(Jul men decline, but aro still wise m
counsel and direct young men in the
achievement of some of their grandest
successes. Every father wants to see
his sons do well and seek to provide the
best possible places for their future
welfare. Trained and disciplined by
these aged fathers to tho routine of
business, and work, it is not the young
men crowding out tho old men. but
tho old men gracefully getting out of
the way in order for tho young men to
show Jtheir mcttal. Spurred on by
such encouraging incentives, tho
young men aro controlling and direct
ing most of the enterprises, institutions
and industries of tho country which
aro making our fair land one of tho
grandest under tho sun.
GKAIX UI.IJVATOK UOMIMNIKS.
Wo predicted sometime ago that
tho grain elevator system was liable
to prove a detriment to tho farmers,
and a few such wails as tho following
from Idaho, will convince us that we
were about right. Tho .luliotta Gem
published in North Idaho, says of tho
Pacific Elevator Company :
"Tho company is likely to become a
stench in tho nostrils of tho l'aluusu
county farmers if it continues its pres
ent system of doing business. From
various quarters como complaints, and
if tho charges made are true it should
lie let severely alone by tho farmers.
As the small buyers are frozen out one
by one, the business assumes tho
aspect of unprincipled numoply. For
more than a week past tho price offer
ed hero has been -10 cents, and at tho
same time the market price in Portland
has been higher than it was earlier in
tho fall at the time 60 cents was paid
for wheat all over tho palouso country.
Something is lotten in Denmark."
Fortunately Union Comity has but
one elevator and that, on account of
its location, will bo rendered harm
less aftor tho present year.
KIlISON'.H GKUAT PliOlSl.r.M.
The great eleelrican, ISdison, has
obtained a nouoleiiH of a new idea
that, if worked out successfully, will
create a revolution equal to that caus
ed by the application of tho expansive
force of wtitor vapor for mechanical
power, lie is quoted as saying: "1
am thinking of the possibility of utilis
ing the heat contained in coal without
tho loss of energy and waste on tailed
by combustion." This hint of future
triumphs is said to have come to Kdi
son by accident whilo ho was investiga
ting in the other direction, and
the great, wizard considers that ho
has now before him tho groat problem
of those ho will undertake to solve.
If ho succeeds, and the force contain
ed in coal can be made to servo directly
without the intermediate or subset via
lory machinery, and without combus
tion there must result an almost in
credible cheapening in the cost of pro
duction of power, hut the greatest
changes in the machinery now known
to the world. II is olfort will bo watch
ed all tho moro closely bocauso of the
indications that that grout cheap power,
natural gas, seems to bo lading. If a
substitute can bo obtained by inven
tion, not only gruat towns now depend
ent upon natural gns will he aved
from probable peril, but other cities
will de greatly bourfiUxl. Ua us liopo-,
that as in the past, Kdisou may succeed.
IO TIII;Y DO IT?
Editok Okeoox Scoit:
It is strange to note the Urawling in-
i:tencie8 that Americans embrace
an. I t )leratc. There is a weak spot in
tin' American characlcr that it seems
the advancement and enlightenment
tiiis nineteenth century is incapable
of doing awny with. Who would
dream that the prince imperial of this
republic, elected by a sensible and ed
ucated class of citizens, (or what arc
said to be sensible and educated citi
sen) could muster up courage, and
expose the utter heedlessness of him
self, to pay to ti grand and glorious
people, in regnnl to a thanksgiving
duy, "It behooves them to look back
with thankful hearts over the past
i years, and to bless Uou lor ins innniic
1 mercy in vouchsafing to our land cn-
j during pence, to our people freedom
j from pestilence and famine, to our
i husbandmen abundant harvests, and
j to them that labor the recompense of
i their toil."
How does it socin to a person of an
inquisitive mind to read the above and
then think on the other hand, for an
instant, does it behoove a sensiblo peo
ple to gather to their "respective places
of worship" and offer thanks to God
for a Johnstown flood? Or can the
farmers of North Dakota, with their
starving children clinging frenzied to
their hands, full to their knees and
thank Him for "abundant harvests
and recompense of their toil." How
does it look to print this proclamation
beside a column and a half of tales of
misery and woe, of starving families
and barren farms? Van a religious
man feel his bosom thrill with piety on
reading tho message, whilo his brow is
white with horror and pity for the
poor wretches on the verge of canabal-
ism no food in their reach no mon
oy no chance but grim, relentless
starvation? In last week's Examiner
the proclamation was inserted and on
tho first pace was a detailed account
of famine, hunger and madness
How much can we thank him for?
Ah, hypocrite! thank him that Bcnja
min Harrison has tho "recompense of
his toil." Thank him that a few lucky
ones havo gained tho object of their
greed! Thank him because you are
happy! Thank whom? "Aye, there's
the nib!" Call him God! Call him
Devil! Who's the better off for the
choice? How can this civilized land
cling to this relic of darkness? How
can our free-born, unblessed American
urchins bo baptised into tho old, old
legend that nineteen hundred years
havo tried and found wanting? "Con
sistency thou art a jewel! but art
scarce in tho words of men who should
bo wise. Will the world ever grow
better? Will worth como with ago?
Or, rather, will it sink deeper into the
pitns its wings grow older and strong
er? It looks like a sensible man, holding
an important placo, and acting in
such a capacity, could see at a glance
that there is misery on all sides of him
misery that human aid cannot or
will not alleviate and that nothing
short of so-called divine aid can reach.
Then can ho bo sincere in blating out
such appalling inconsistencies? Can
he believe in ollering thanks to tho
author of these in the face of unavoid
Hypocrites aro everywhere. Thoy
mix and mingle in the crucible of pub
lic life liko sand on tho beach. Even
the ones who try to sot an oxamplo of
behavior and morality are wallowing
and bathing in deceit.
Does it behoove our people to bo
proud of selecting one so blind to the
common occurrences of every day life,
so blind to the thing that should be
the chief objects of his notice, and so
cramped in religious "toadyism?"
Can the politicians of our land bo
proud of having men in their midst
who art! so completely wrapt up iu
piety that when time comes to make a
display they forget all and give vent to
u overential feeling that lurks beneath
their coats? What can the poor farm
ers find of consolation iu this message?
I oos it biiug flour into the wilds -of
North Dakota, or happiness to tho
families whoio little ones lie cold in
death sleuth from starvation death
on account of a drouth because the
glorious giver of bread didn't see fit to
shower ruin on iheir parching fields?
There tiro men who can comprehend
what they can't sec, and a man who
says things so weal is surely not one of
thoM.' men. Ueoauso' a oircle of rich
friends are happy and havo achioved a
liHiid.-oiiie reward during the years
1 iast, U is taken for granted that all
i the wide world is contained in this
J circle and that "wife, children and
j fr'u nil.-" t : In.- are all tho folks in ex-
' i.xt. Hi e.
(i.iuu wuli nr lrah! Give us a
religion that will suit ioor people as
well .i rich. Give us a religion that
piodiuv ' d for the body and mind,
and not a driveling lot of stuff that
ofrcr3 not even consolation to the poor
man. Give us a charitable religion
charity to sinners as well as angels;
charity to mankind, be l.c wicked or
pious. B. W. HUFFMAN.
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