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THE OREGON SCOUT.
AMOS K. JONES
City and County Official Paper.
Thursday, April 24, 1890.
The democratic county convention
held in this city this weak, of which u
full report is given elsewhere, was prob
ably, the most harmonious convention
ever held in the county and resulted
in the nomination of a ticket that
seems to give general satisfaction.
There was an entire absence of local
predjudiccs, or, if there were disturb
ing elements of that kind they were
too weak to make themselves felt. In
coirscqucnco, taken as a whole, an ex
tremely strong ticket was placed in the
Held, with the ofllccs so judiciously
distributed throughout the county
that there can bo but little, if any, rea
son for disapproval. Wo are well
pleased with the way things wero
managed and while not personally
acquainted with somo of the candidates
have no doubt that thoy were solccted,
by tho convention, with a view to their
litness for the positions thoy will bo
called upon to fill, if elected, and are
men whom tho convention believed
would have- tho best interests of the
county at heart. Wo cannot, truthful
ly, say this of tho republican conven
tion and wo beliovo thcro aro many
republicans who will coincide with
our views in this matter as considerable
dissatisfaction exists among them at
some of tho nominations made and at
tho way in which their convention was
manipulated. Tho schemers of La
Grando with Snodgrass at their head
managed to run things to suit them
wolves. If tho cntiro republican ticket
is elected, at least one-half tho officers
will bo rcsidonts of La Grando or
its immediate vicinity, and one-half of
tho remainder will bo in full accon
with anything La Grando proposes to
do. Several prominent mon from that
placo who wcro in attondonco at tho
convention boldly asserted that "we
intend to havo La Grande men for
candidates. Tho county seat question
is abovo ovory thing elso with us and
if wo havo enough votes to give us tho
county seat, wo havo enough votes to
elect our men. If wo havo not enough
votes to secure tho county seat wo don't
caro a d n who gets tho oflices."
That was tho spirit that ruled tho ro
publican convention and wo do not
beliovo it will bo endorsed by thopcoplo
of Union county. It is but justice to
say, howover, that thcro are soveral
men on tho republican ticket who are
entirely honest and conscientious and
should not bo held responsible for tho
jvetioiiH of tho eon volition. It may
also bo said that, in all probabiliy,
thero aro domoerats in La Grando, so
blinded by local predjudiccs that thoy
look upon the action of tho conventions
in a nmnnor just tho roveso of what
wo do. Tho tickets, howovor, aro bo
foro the peoplo and their morits and
the iituess and qualifications of tho
respectivo candidates will bo bettor
known and moro fully discussed later
Thk figures, taken from tho tax roll,
which wo gavo to our readers in our
last issuo showing tho amount of taxes
puid by La Grande and Union makes
the Gazutto winco and it worries
through nearly two columns trying to
prove something to tho contrary. Tho
figures aro on record, however, and
cannot bo controverted. Tho Gazette
says that in making a?flefment esti
mates Tin: Scout omitted corpora
tions and non-residents. Thk Scout
omitted nothing hut the 0. R. & N.
Co's property and that was also omitted
in tho cstimuto of tho Union precinct,
Tho reason for that was that tho 0. It.
it N. Co's property is not assessed in
the precincts, but is given in a lump.
La Grando may count overy dollars
worth of property in its precinct belong
ing to residents, non-residents, tran
sient men and corporations and tho
fact will still remain that Union paya
moro taxes by thousands of dollars.
Bnowjuahh and Ulum,of La Grando,
attended tho republican convention at
linker City recently for tho purpose of
seeing what could bo diyo about
trading oil' the southern end of Union
county to linker for its iulluonco in
moving tho county seat to La Grande.
Thoy want tho county sent as badly as
u littlo boy over wanted n hobby horse
and would give as unruattnmiblo u prico
to got it. It takes two to umko a
bargain, howovor, nud theo worthys
will hardlv havo their desires gratified,
linker City cannot deliver the hobby
Subscribe for Th k Okkoox Scout.
MUST WK l'AYJ .TUK TARIFF?
When asked the ch"ect of tho pro
posed lcdtietion in the duty on the
sugar or beet-sugar industry of Cali
fornia. John D. Spreckles replied :
"It will kill it. If tho propozed bill
passes we shall not put up tho machi
nery for the second refinery, but will
send it back to Germany."
If any of our readers wlievc that
tariff cheapens prices in this country
or benefits the laboring or poorer
classes, they should rolled well upon
the above language. Tho sugar tariff
tax is now over 05 per cent on the im
ported i.rticlo. And that such men as
Clause Spreckles may become mil
lionaires we have been paying $100 for
each dollars worth of sugar for the last
twenty years. This tax falls upon the
poor, the same as on the rich ; for every
civilized family in tho county uses
sugar. Thero aro those who defend
the demandtfor a high protective tariff
on sugar, and feed us on the grand
hopo that sometime in the future we
may have, pcrhapy, two or three sugar
refineries to which a few farmers can
sell a few sugar beets. It will be safe
to add, that tho manufacturer will sot
tho price on the beets as well as on
tho sugar and that tho enterprise is
for their own especial benefit. Must
we, an intelligent reasoning people,
continue to pay 100 cents for evory
dollar's worth of sugar wo buy, that
Spreckles and a few others may amass
millions of dollars and in return give
us only tho delusive hopo that in some
way a few farmers may possibly make
a littlo more money by raining sugar
beets, than they now do at some oilier
kind of agricultural industry? In 1SS7
wo imported $71, 000,000 worth of
sugar, paid a duly ol .ot.,iJJi;,uiiu lo
tho government and about $7,000,000
to tho home producers. Now for tho
sake of protecting ufew sugar-planters,
wo aro taxed sixty-live million dollars,
and overy one who buys sugar, pays
from 00 to 00 por cent moro for it than
it should cost them.
It would be better t let Spreckles
ship his machinery back to Germany
and put him on the pension roll, as it
is much cheaper to feed and clothe
his body, than to satiate his greed by
tariff. Tho two processes of pensioning
men are about the same.
"VICNUKANCn OF IIUAVUN."
A Jersey canal-boatman neglected to
rescuo his drowning child when ho
could easily havo ilono so. Shortly
afterward an expicss train run over
and mangled him to death. Tho San
Francisco Chroniclo calls this "the
vengeance of heaven." On which the
Altn thus comments : While wo hearti
ly approve tho killing of tho heartless
canal boatman, wo object to this con
fident assertion that heaven did it.
Consider for a moment, if heaven can
throw an express train at a man who
deserves to dio, it can also pull out of
tho canal an innocent child who de
Borvcs to live. Wo are quite tirod of
a heaven that seems to bo incorporated
merely for tho purpose of acting as
executioner to tho wicked, while it
never is credited with lifting a finger
to help tho good in extremity. This
hangman notion of heaven is fatiguing.
This wrath and vengeance business
should not bo transacted at that place
at all. It should run in and find
Charley loss,and, if it is in the killing
business, it should act in behalf of
some women in extremity besot by a
hellion, alone, by a dark hodgesido at
night. Then is a timo wlion its policy
powors aro needed, but wo know of no
instance in which they have been on
that beat at tho right moment. Seri
ously it is unbecoming in a modern
newpapor to feed tho Jlres of supeinti
tion by any such ascription, which
is unnecessary toenlivontho xonloftho
religious and is really a drawback t
Itr.CKNT railroad information makes
it plain that Mr. Hunt will in a very
short time continue the building of
his road from Union up throiijfh the
southorn portion of tho eountv to
Snako river, thence to the Seven Devil
region thero to connect with a line to
bo projected from Salt Lako City.
Tho same proportion will hu mude to
that city that was made to Portland,
namely, to guarantee the iulorest on
two million doll i rs bonds. Hunt hna
only just commenced his work tu
Thk Daily Oregon Hindu, published
at Uaker City, has reached our table.
It is as bright as a now dullur, pub
lishes all the latest telegraph now,
nud is entirely oreditnblo to tho city in
which it is published. Wo wi.h it
Or you lose it. If you want a cheap 1
101 in union, uiuhiiiiok or ymi ltc it. i 1 .11 t.mn di i tiv propeity now
Call on Wilson & Uncki ff, iiiitnati-' il ud iy W i'- n A lUokelt, maua
Union Roal Kstnto AiaouiftUoji. pi.- I'm-n K. ,d Kutu Assooiation.
ilia republican state convention,
recently hold in Portland, placed tho
following ticket in nomination :
iConcresmnn Dinger Herman, of
Govornor David 1. Thompson, of
Secretary of State George W. Mc
1 15ride,of St llolons.
i Treasurer Phil Metchan, of Baker
Supremo Judge It. S. Bean, of Eu
Stnto Supoiintcndent of Public In
struction E. 15. McEhoy, of Salem.
Stato Printer Frank C. Baker, of
Prosecuting Attorney Sixth Dis
trict J. L. Itand.
Circuit Judge Sixth District It.
THE COUNTY COUTvT HOUSE.
Statement by Over Ono Hundred and
Fifty of the Prominent citizens of Union
Oonoornliig Its Praecnt Condition.
To thi: I'Eon.B or U.vio.v Couvtv:
The reported statement of tlio La Grando
Gazette to the cited that the "Union coun
ty court house U a dilapidated piece of ar
chitecture : that it U not nor never was a
safe buildiM?; that UN unlit and unsafe for
court house purposo and that any one
whose mind i- not stooped in stupidity ami
whose judgment is unprejudiced, will ho
forced to acknowledge these facts," cull for
a stateiaeut from those who arc familiar
with and know the facts.
The present court house was completed
in Ih'fi. Within about one vear after its
completion tho foundation slightly settled,
causing some small cracks In tho walls of
the building. The county court, as a mat
ter of precaution, caused u number of heavy
iron rods to he run through the building
oaeh way. with heavy iron bearings or
washers on tho ends of the rods on tho
outside of the walls, forming a complete
brace and stay to any further opening of
these cracks that might occur bv tho fur
ther settling of the foundation. Since that
time the foundation has not perceptibly
settled, nor have these cracks become any
larger, and the building is just as safe and
secure to-day as jt was the day it was
Not one of tho circuit judges has at any
time refused to hold court In this building,
nor did one-half or any part of the western
wall onvo in about six years ago, or at any
other time, and we characterize these as
sertions in the La Grando Gazette as wil
fully, Knowingly and maliciously false and
untrue. Tho only excuse for these asser
tions by the La Grande Gazette is the fact
that about the year 18S:! a portion of the
court house roof on the west end was raised
by a heavy whirlwind or tornado, causing
a few brick from the top of tho wall to fall
In on the court room lloor. This was just
before tho eon voning of circuit court, and
the court room being out of repair, circuit
court for that term was held in tho Metho
We further assert that overy taxpayer in
and about Union bitterly oppose any and
all elicits toward condemning the court
house and erecting new county buildings at
Union for the reason that tho present coun
ty buildings aro perfectly safe and amply
sulllcleut and In overy way commodious
for county purposes and that they will
fully meet all the necessities of the county
In evory repect for many years to come.
Dated this April l.', 1S!K).
Jos Wright, William swlger, K. W. Davis,
Thos Wilkinson, M Wilkinson, John A
Groen, Warn Heiison,,! M Green, L U Itine
hart, J II Whito, Goo Itaird, G 11 Dry, G V
Hall, tL Hunter, JM Johnson, WF Mitch-
ell, K 10 Foster, J C Summers, II D Drake,
HChaucoy, WH Huffman, Kd K Cates, J
J Odale, C K Kobius A M llonson, J It
Thomson C Vincent, Win Wilson T 1' Fick
lin, J A Galloway, D Gory, .1 T Jones, H C
Kniory, Win llagtferty, It Kakin, T O lira-
con, T II Cooper, Kit J'emlllard, 1 M Cof
fin, l!d Jorvals. M M Hull. Louis Dupre,
It II Parker, Win Haley, W K Hutchinson,
W Sherman, SA Purse!, Duke Wood, M
Heritage. Frank Haynes, D Y K Deering,
Corwiu O Coilinberry, U H llrown, A Levy,
II F Wilon, W D lSeidloinan, J W Keimo-
dy, AX Gardner, T H Crawford, G W Rai
ds. S i' Miller, Geo Wright, I G Gillillan,
W T Wright, K 8 MeComas, S .1 Deering, K
II Lewi, Samuel Trmdalo. J D Caivoll,
II L Deneon Sr, It H Lloyd. M F Davis, W
II Ostrnndor. FM Stocuiii, N Tarter, G W
lteusou, J Spray, ICugeno t'lmse, Mark Ste
vens, L. I Hoothe, ST Uhn, John U John
son, S M llaynes, A K Jones, G It Dotson,
U M Jones, William James, UL' Hruinard,
Chmles C Coilinberry, C U Davis, S M Dri
vor, K F Springer. 0 F Miller, A Garren,
John II lliuison, A Chaiieey, John S F.lliott,
F Thy. I X Cromwell. A K F.aton, Ferd
l'loeh. T H Foster, Win Hutchinson, It
I.ogsJon, s O Swttekhmuor, Stephen Con
ner, .S 1 Green, D II Lnyne, X F Fieklin, A
CCouk, John Noiline. lien W Amos. CL
niukoslw., il M Carroll. John l'erley, WM
Stoker, Wm Wilkinson, J H futtlo, Leon
Levy. D L Carroll. Whit A Hull. T It 11
GrvMi tr, A Johnson. Fred Xodine, John
l Johnston, J V bhelton, Joshua Iiradford.
W It Ulakenlee, W Frasier, L J Davis. C It
rre-ontt. O AKKeiver. II MeKeivor. Geo
Hlmkcp. Wm Frasier. W F Davis. A J
G.Hidbhid. W V Thompmn, O !' Jayeox,
hu Haviies. John . Mitchell. A J Haikett.
V U. Wnon.
Tho "Kli" Sulky or Giuijr Plows, tho
llavutiua Pro Drill ami thu Ziy-Zair
all fctoelo lurrow with tho improve-
iiumu made for 1800, make tlio
bet and niot gatisfaotory oiittit
of priute frtriuini; iuiploinoiits now
nrfcrt d in tlii market. For sale hy
Frank Hros. Iuipluinant Co., at La
Ur.m'l ., or UUml City, mid t'orwin 0.
Colli ( iry Uniun.
A roinur For Tou.
If yu want t. imiko ovory dollar do
full d;ii. . r n. Ii en u. some-of the cheap
late Improved Farm
CAJjTj ON US
On Improved Farms,
When Title is Good and Security Satisfactory. Call on or addres,
Union, or Baker City, Oregon.
Enquire of J. It. CRITES, Agent, Union,
We Guarantee the Lowest Rates.
No Commissions. No Delays, where
Title and Security is Satisfactory.
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Leading Hotel of
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Everything First Class. Terms Very Reasonable.
'Bus to and Fiom the Depot Making Connection with all Trains.
Ed. Uemillark. l'nop'n.
If You Want a Refreshing- Drink
or a Good Cigar, Drop in
nllllnril anil I'ool Tallinn for the Ac
rtimutlutlon of Custoinorit.
For Sale !
The Bon Ton Eestau
rant, fitted up in
ALL READY FOR THE ROOM
Business to attend to in
A young team will bo taken
ns part payment if desirable.
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Mtn J wnndeHn cnml. llookiUrnr4
la on rMiniK. Ttimonil (nun U
Hrt. of thlolx. 1'rwpwtu. roT
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lot tot K-
Implements and Machinery. Barb Wire, and Feed:.
Warranted, and PIUCES TO
OK OUIi AGENTS BEFOKE
at Reasonable Rates.
by nil as the -
Accimioilntioii of Commercial Travelers.
Wm. Wiion, Pitoj.
The Finest of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars always in stock.
FIRST CLASS MILLIARD TABLE.
Drop in and I mi soriuMc
Shingles For Sale!
An unlimited amount of No. I Miinglos
eonstaiitly 011 luuul ami ir -.ill- elu-ap.
Orders from all :r's in' tin- e-uuitry go
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ATLAS ENGINE WORKS,
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tot tt tot-
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PUIl C1I G.
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Prescriptions carefully prepared!
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Imported and Domestic Ci
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OILS, GLASS, PUTTY, Etc.
A Complete and Varied Stock of Wall
Paper 011 hand.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Day ar Night.
A full supply of school books con
stantly on hand.
Keeps coiiptuntly on hand a com
plete stock of fresh
A share ol tho public nntroniuro so
Union and Cornucopia
Quickest and Cheapest
Itmito to tho Pine Creek
nlon to Park
" " Saucer
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LUMBER for SALE
at tlio Ulfili Valley
AU kinds of lumber constantly on liand
or lurnUIied on short notice. Prices cheap
is ti.e eheinJtit.
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