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ANOTIIHK"AIJ(J IfaiUNT" SQUKI.OlIi:!) .
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 18!)0.
To place Turner Oliver in the clerk's
oflice for the next two yeara is a
guarantee that the oflice will bo kept
up to its present standard of excellence.
Wo believe tlmt the people lind
better do it.
Tin: county buildings at Union arc
amply sufficient for all purposes for
ten or fifteen years to conic. Let
every taxpayer bear that in mind and
not be deceived by tho ballot box si utt
ers of La Grande.
Fiiom the amount of ptopeity adver
tised forsalein tho town of La Grande,
and tho prices asked for tho same, we
judge tho people there are fully alivo
to tho situation and arc anxious to got
nwuy while they can, at any sacrifice.
I.v 18 months OS woolen mills have
beon sold out by tho sheriff in Phila
delphia alone. This is the reign of
high-tarifi' Hen, be it remembered, and
even if wool should bo lower this sum
mer than under Cleveland all the Re
publican orators will have to do is to
mako bigger promises.
Tm: Lexington Budget carries at tho
head of its editorial column, the Re
publican State ticket, with the excep
tion of Thompson, for whom it sub
stitutes tho name of Pennoycr; ovejy
republican papor in tho stale which
has any regard for tho wolfaro of Che
people should do tho same thing.
Do the taxpayers of Union county
want to pay one hundred or one hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars to move
tho county seat to La Grande and
erect new buildings? That is about
what they will have to pay if tho coun
ty seat is moved from Union. Ivoad
carefully section (5 of tho enabling act
which is published in another column.
Tiik Gazctto says that if a county
court favorable to Union is elected
thero will be no limit to their deviltry,
or words to that efiect. Wo did not
know that Union had n county court
picked out to elect. Has La Grande?
Tho republican nominee for judge, Mr.
Sanders, lives at North l'owder; tho
democratic nominee, Mr. Rinclmrt,
lives at La Grando or Suinmorville.
Wo will repeat, what wo have said be
fore, tlmt wo know nothing about Mr.
Sanders, as ho is a new man in tho
county, but wo aro acquainted with Mr.
Rinehart and beliovo that ho will
do tho fair tiling at all times. If ho is
elected wo will think tho people have
Can the peojilo of a whole stato bo
bought? Aro tho honest republican
voters of this stato like cattle to bo
driven to tho polls in blocks of live
to vote for tho millionaire banker )avo
Thompson? A prominent lopublican
leader in Linn county says Thompson
said ho would bo elected if it takes
.$100,000 to secure it. This is a chal
lenge to tho very viri no and integrity
of tho republican masses of the state.
This means exactly this: A challenge
that if tho republicans will not voto
for him ho will buy them. Hacked by
a score of banks all over tho stuto, in
which ho owns a controlling intoiC8t,
Thompson declares his ability to
cure his election, whether it bo the
voice of the people or not.
COXTKAKT Til US K NTATUJtHNTS.
Tho La Grando Gazette, figuring on
.iho county indebtedness, after construe
iug tho figures to suit itbolf, says:
In foot tho county is roallv in dobt
to the amount of .$l(i,!)71,'.)!l. And
even this does not talco into account
tho value of county buildings, which
would leave tho county almost practi
cally free from dobt.
Tho reader will observe that tho
Gazette, in order to make it appear
that tho county is not much in debt,
admits that tho county buildings aro
worth about .f ir),l71,'.)!l, yot tho only
"argument" it Iiuh left why tho county
seat should bo moved is that tho
county buildings "aro a pile of rotten
brick and mortar" and utterly value
less. AUnost in tho same column
with tho above it says-
Xa matter how much tho people of
IJnion may say to the contrary, tho
present court house building is unlit
.and unsafe as a public building of this '
ohoraetor. Who says tho Union j
court hoiibo is good enough? No one j
Tho court house miMifo and not
good enough and yet of sufficient value 1
to ollsot an eudohtcdnossof -iTi ,1)7 1,011! ,
Isn't that consistency for you? Verily 1
tho rot dished up each week by that
organ of corruption, tho Gazottit, is
enough to mako the tax-payora wonry, i
and turn all honest men siok. '
Amos K. Joxks,
The agreement made by La Grande,
with itself, to indemnify the taxpayers
for the loss of the present county build
j ings in caEO the county seatia removed
! to that place, besides being utterly
: worthless, illegal and fraudulent on
! the face of it, is quite a curiosity in the
j way of its piovisions and is almost, if
i not quite, at cunningly devised as scc
! tion 0 of the enabling act. Read this
! portion of the bond :
"Whereas, enid sum of $25,000 would
be inadequate for such purposes and
by tho removal of said county seat the
county would lose the value of its
present county buildings used for
county purposes, at tho prosentcounty
seat, it is agreed by the undersigned
and they hereby undertake that they
will pay to said county of Union with
in ninety days njter the county seat of
Union county, stale of Oregon, shall be
loculed at the town of La (frunde, in
mid county and the records and offices
thereof shall he removed to naid town,
and upon the request of the county
court of said county, the rulue of the.
county huildinys, exclusive of furni
ture and fixtures of said county
as they Mull be foun.I to exist when
a removal of said county scat to La
Grande shall be consummated.
It will bo seen by the portion that
we have italicised that they propose to
pay what tho county buildings are
worth ninety days after tho county
seat and the records and offices have
been located at La Grande. Wo ima
gine the county buildings would not
lie worth much at that time unless it
would be to the city of Union, and tho
city would probably not want them as
it already has buildings of its own.
Again, when the county seat and
records have been located at La Grando
for ninety days La Grande agrees
(with itself) to pay so and ho "at the
request" of the county court. If the
bond is a legal and binding document,
why not "at the demand" of the county
court? Tho fact is tho county court
can demand nothing and should it have
occasion to mako that "request" it will
bo taken by tho La Granders as an
indication of great verdancy on the
part of tho court, and a good joko on
"the d n fool hay-diggers who don't
live in a railroad town" as a La Gran
der loeontly designated tho honest
toilers of this county.
Tho statement is made that "20,000
would be inadequate" for tho erection
of county buildings. Very likely;
and if tho county scat is moved, .$100,
000 will bo found inadequate, and all
the taxpayers will have to do is to
daneo up and pay it.
Tho wholo business, however is a
farce and thero is not a competent
lawyer, having a reputation to sustain,
who will say tho bond is worth the
paper it is wiitten on. So far as tho
signatures to tho bond are concerned,
wo aro not acquainted with but a few
of thorn, but if tho rest aro to bo judged
by theso wo would not give fifty cents
for a tyond on a thousand of them.
TIKIMI'SOX AJ'I I'KNNOVHlt.
Thel'ortltind Mercury (Hop.) says:
Kroin every portion of the stato
comes tho ono expression that Gover
nor rennoyer is tho friend of tho peo-ple.-
This is a good recommendation.
Hut what of Thompson?
Who claims that Thompson is a
fiiend of anybody but Thompson?
llo is a niun of wealth, the possessor
of millions. Yot when men, women
and ehildreu were without shelter and
weeping for bread, in a neighboring
city, what did Thompson do?
A niggardly ten dollars was his con
tribution. Tho writer of these lines, at the
time of the Nuimimo coal mine horror
in British Columbia, three years ago,
was then a resident of Tacoina. Along
with kind hprtod Robert Wiugato, of
tho Tacoma National Rank, beneath n
sweltering sun, tho two started out
noxt morning to collect funds for the
families of tho unfortunates. Mr.
Wiuguto headed the kuusoription with
$100. Everybody was visitod and in a
few hours wo had $2500. Among
others called upon wore tho mill factory
employes and the sailors on the hip
in port. Their contributions were
liberal in every case, and even tho
poor laborers, illy jvaid and worked
from morning till night, in more than
a dozen instances, contributed asuiuoh
us Portland's great banker for the al
loviation of the sorrows of tho people
of a country foreign to our own.
ThompfOn's income is moro than
ten dollars per hour ftom his eighteen
banks alone. .
He gave less than an hour's income
to unfortunittes whoiu hearts wtro
overflowing with jjriH ami wIhuk
stomach's begged for a mor-l tit
This is Dollar Murk Thomou.
I low do tho grewHwnrted people of
Oregon feel toward such a man?
Tho La Grande Gazette of May 9th
Tho Gazette is informed on good
authority that a certain shingle mill
about sixteen miles from La Grande
finds a market for all its shingles in
fact can hardly keep up with the de
mand. This mime mill also has shin
gles offered for salo in Union with no
aleB. Union people have indulged
in extravagant promises of an impend
ing boom that would take the country
In storm, but it is apparent that the
boom is still a thing of imagination
The Gazette refers to the shingle
mill nt the Cove. Our Cove correspon
dent, in a lnUnr mihlishnd last week.
1 ' 1
dated May 7th, two days before the 1
Gazette published the above says: I
La Grande with great gusto claims
to be the bannor town of the county i
for farmers with produce etc., to dis-1
ptco of. Yet some poor deluded Cove-1
lfes went fw-ro Wt week and didn't
profit by it cither. One had a load of
A 1 butler. He offered it at twenty-,
live cents per pound, tho usual price, 1
but couldn't attract attention, then
rather than to mako the lonir iournev I
buck witii it, jHM'tit u.e price at twen-
ty cents, ihese great snatehers of
brought home. A young man aleo
took over a few thousand shingles fiom
Burrough'B mill which aro known to be
of V.o. 1 quality and finally was offered
the m.ignifieei.t price of $1.25 per M!
The owner concluded to bring his load
back and use it for wood. Every
Coveito should vote for La Grande.
We cm go over, transact our business
nf. Ilin iii'iv nniir't. limine liiiilt. nt !i. erst,
J of only a 2 mill yeuily tax making our
county and state tax then 2lh nulls,
remain over night and p.iy well for the
privolege, and haul our pumpkins and
timothy grass home the next day.
Give your entire attentiou to the
"awful condition" of our court house,
mother Gazette, and don't try to ma
nipulate too many lies atone time. If
your mental faculties will bear up un
der it, wo do not mind telling you that
all the saw mills in this section of the
country will not bo ablo to furnish the
shingles that will bo demanded at
Union this tu minor.
KM,1 AND KUFI.ISCT.
The enabling act for a voto on tho
relocation of the county seat has been
published several times in these col
umns. Tho section providing for the
appropriation of money for tho erection
of now county buildings, in case of re
moval, is tho section that is of the
greatest interest to tho taxpayers and
wo desire to call their particular atten
tion to it. It is the most cunningly j
devised and deccptivo piece ol hnglisli,
imaginable, and entirely in keeping
with tho worthies who constructed it.
Head it carefully :
Section (!. Should t he logal voters of
said county decide to change tho loca
tion of said county seat, and should
the same bo located at some other
point than where the same is now
located, tho county court of said county
shall not have the power or authority
to appropriate any sum of money to ex
ceed $25,000 for tlio eonstuetion of
new county buildings, and shall not
havo power or authority to levy any
tax upon iho property of said county
in excess of two and one-half (2.1) mills
on tho dollar of tho taxable property
of said Union county annually forth it
Just analyze that section and seo
what it nieauH. It is very plain that
tho authority is oonforod on thocouuty
court to appropriate at least $25,000
and levy a tax not to exceed two and
one-half mills. What for? For the
construction of now county buildings.
When is the county court omiowored
and authorized to appropriate $25,000
and levy a tax of two and one-half
It 16 very plain that under tho pro
visions of that section any amount not
to exceed $25,000 may be appropriated,
mid any tax not to exceed 2.1 mills
may bo levied annually for tho pur
pose of erecting county buildings in
case tho county seat is moved from
Union. AH wo ask is for any ono who
doubts this to got any com petent school
teacher or grammarian to diagram that
section uud sou if ho does not say so
too. The Gazette says that tho ena
bling act was gotten up by La Grando
men in the interest of Li Grande.
Wo don't doubt that in the least and
if the taxpayers of tho county allow
themselves to be caught with such a
bare hook as section ft of that ena
bling act they will have no one to blame
hut themselves and the La Grande
schemers can well afford to laugh.
Tiik jirvKont prosperity of Union
county duo to tho mitorpri.H of
union. Lot tho people hour this in
mind. If tho two lino t if 'railroad now
hottuj cuiwlrtiutvd in Union county
were Rliundoinjd utul Ia Gntudo
poruiiutl to roUin tho Key to the
Keyhole" how much would tho value
of pmpt-iU throughout the country
ilecrt u e in uuc day? T.pa llgure
it up u ju-lc wlut Utuon ha done
O 2 m
-T-i ,JJ 3
ggsKWo arc in
of goods than ever
provemoilts for the season, of 1890 tlian any
! IJo ot to cal1 uml 600 for yourself. FJtANK I3KOS. IMPLEMENT
R. H. BROWN,
1 Q 911
OILS, GLASS, PUTTY, Etc.
A Complete and Varied Slock of Wall
Paper on hand.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
A full supply of school books con
stantly on hand.
TOE WOESLD'S BEST
1 a 1
Has no equal for Stylo. Fit and Wear. Positively
iho bc3t sioo In America tor tbo money, no not be
dnccivpd. 800 stamp on bottom of each plioo. Take
jio oth.ir.O I3very yilr warranted. Btyllsh and
rxiunl to uny asS hoo In Alio murket. 1' or salo bj
Jos. "Wright, Union, Or.
(Opposite tho Court House.)
UNION, : : : OJtKGON.
Now in olmrge of L. J. liooTin:.
Tho hotel 1ms been newly fitted up.
Tho host cooks nnd tho best tablo
waiters lmvo beon employed.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Fresh bread for salo, constantly on
Meals ami Bods 2 Cents.
Public Patronage Solicited.
.F. 8m i
Higgling horsus succofcfully treated.
Ht'itcrii ami sws spayod by tiia lutist im
proved methods. 1 will jtlve imtructii i
in my systom' of troatmont, and guarantee
sRtltifsction in uvery ui"t.'iiic,t .ir io ckarses
will be nisdo, I m pcrinom-utlv Hx-uttd at
Union, Oregon. Will promptly attend to
all wills, by mail or other wis o. i-15-tf.
LUMBER lor SALE
at the llih Vu'.lcy
All klmK ol luniln r cotitantly n hand
or furniihed on nhort nulicu . Prices cheap
as the ulicapivn.
Patronaa-e - Solicited.
VM. AYILKIX.-ON A SON.
Uonoy t Muv, iironrh'rur-, Cove.
1 t X. t ....will
A full supply of trees and shrubbery con
stantly on hand ami for sale nt
Tnvb on Saleut a Grande.
:i-27-ni2 Order- Solicittnl.
Mlrd win 'fn .'"rwl. H.fcliTiil
(U . r t '1-1 mi.4h! fr..tw all
I r 1 1 i' -U' l'-.-.vi'iiftT
mKr . .u.i. ;!.'.H' it Tnl.
A, XwUtUv, Sii iiltUATit. hew eik.
1101 CITY HOTEL
the lieid with a much
before, and can show
JASPER G. STEVENS, Propr.
Jiiiils and Oils.
Prescriptions carefully prepared
Al.SC DKALEU IN
Rifles, Siioi lis, Pis-
Tmiiortecl and Domestic Cl
ara rs. etc.
Leaves Union daily at 2 j. m, arrives at
Cove at 3:30 p. m.
Leaves Cove at 8 a. nu, arrives at Union
at 9:30 a.m.
Connections made with Klliott's eoaeliei
running to the depot, carrying passengers
for east and west bound trains.
KATHS for IMSSHJTGEKS, HTCCAm:
mill ntUIOHT, ltlJASONAl'.Li:.
HOUIXSON .t LAVNE. Proprietors.
C. G. COFFENBERRY,
Dealer in all kindw of
For roaaonablo terms and low prices
call on ma and I will satisfy you.
Union iind Cornucopia
Quickest and Cheapest
Koute to t'ho Tine Creek
PA EX. rwiiaiiT.
$1 BO Ko
3 00 lXc
0 00 2H
nion to Fark
" " Sanirer
" ' Cornueopia
Koops constantly on hand it com-
nluto f-iocl: of freah
piuto fciotu 01 irtn
D I ll li 1 1 11 V. I A ,
ANl l iiKH I j
Household Utensils. 1
A-lurool Uw pnl.hc palrcnage so.
,u',!,"i" lS li"tf-
lim Line ii toe
2 Z. t, H
larger and better stock
more and greater im-
CO., La Grande and Island City.
NORTH and SOUTH
A. K. 1JI.L1S, Ticket Acunt.
TIME T AISLE.
Trains depart from Union daily as follows:
No 2 Express
No 1 Mail
.11:55 A. M.
7:15 1. M. '
No 1 Express.
No a Mail
1 :25 A. M.
1 :55 P. M.
Main Line, os. 1 and 2, "The Overland
Flyer,'' carry through Pullman Sleepers,
Colonist Sleepers, Free Chair Cars and
Coaches, between Portland and Denver,
Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Paul or
Main Line, Nos, 3 and -I. "The Limited
Fast Mail," carry Pullman Dining and
Sleeping Cars between Portland and Chi
cago. OCEAN DIVISION.
The Union Paciti"- will dispatch Steamers
between San Francisco and Port
land, as follows:
At 10 p. m.
FKOM SAN KI.AI CISCO.
At 10 a. m.
Oregon . .
Oregon . .
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. " 17
. ' 21
State . . ,
.. " 8
.. ' l(i
The company reserves the right to change
steamers or sailing days.
HATES OF PASSAGE:
Cabin. - - $10.00 Steerage - - $8,00
Jtouiul Trip Tickets, Unlimited - $30.00
Children, under 12 years - - Half Fare
,, " ,, 5 years ... Free
Including Meals and Berths,
C. S. MELLEN, I T. W. LEE. )
Oon'l Tralllc Manager. Gcn'l. Ticket Agt,
F. T. AU1IOTT, Agent. Union.
"The Hunt Line."
In Connoctiou with the
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILR'D
Quickest and I?est Route
llotwoen Eastern Oregon and Waxlungton
and Pugot Sound points, as well as
the Popular and Direct
Lino to all
POINTS HAST and SOUTHEAST
PULLMAN SLEEPING CAKS, '
SUI'EltB DINING CARS, nnd
FREE SKCOXD GLASS SLEEPERS
Tlirniisli t Clilongit via this I.lno.
Passenger Trains of this Company are run
ning regularly between
DAYTON, WAITSHUKG, WALLA
WALLA, WASH., nnd PEN
Making oloso connection at Hunt's June-
tinn Willi N'nrtlii.rii Pni'illi- fn.liw fnr 'Pnon.
1 ma, Seattle, Yietorla, 11. c, Ellensburg,
;,u"" uiiuiu. iiu, prague, nicuey,
Davenport. Spokane Falls lhitte, Helena.
AtN'U ALL 10 INKS bAST.
Ia8iiigr Train, nuking above cornice
UonajMvoi PondUfon dully, at ;i.l"i p. m.
l i(kit Sold to all I' -iiiN
at the Uwest Kate
, W. F. VVAM5LEY.
G V HUNT Walla
lMvTdeiVt kl.d C.tr.'l M.,.. r
H.I.. DEACON, Agent, Lm.,i.
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