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matoi: ki:nni:vk uvfusion.
Mayor Kennedy in last week's issue
of tho lickspitllo organ across the way
comes out with an article in which ho
Attempts fiome apologies for his dis
creditablo acts as mayor. Ilo evident
ly not his eCn-in-law, Wilson, the
blooming councilman, to writo tho ar
ticle for linn us it contains tne sumo
shameless distortion of facts, pitiablo
attempts at palliation of what he
knows is wrong, and tho tamo imbe
cile reasoning that characterized tlionr
tide written by that worthy the week
previous. With a hrazenness unpar-
alollcd ho asserts that his call for
special meeting (in which tho object
was not staled) was in "violation of no
city law." Will anybody beliovo him
when ho f-ayiiit? Tlis otlior assertions
nro cmiiil'.V absurd and equally false
but ho reaches tho climax of falsehood
when ho says that wo "absolutely re
fused to voto although earnestly re
quested to do w by tho mayor and
members of tho council." Ilo knows
that tho volo had been taken before we
came in, that wo wero not informed
that only two of tho councilmen had
voted, and he well knows that he did
not nor did-uny of tho councilmen
"earnestly request" us to voto or inli-
inato that Ave would bo allowed to tako
part in that ballot. Rut, allowing that
tho niayoi's statement in regard to us
is true, it docs not excuse tho gross
illegality of his acts nor mako him
uuy the less iHilnublu. Mayor Kennedy
cannot show any authority of law for
many of his nets and the acts of the
council. Lust week wo published por
tions of the charter and ordinanceu
rclulivo to street improvements, re
pairs, and tho construction of side
walks. Jf any taxpayor f tho city
will take tho trouble to compare what,
in thetc, tho mayor and council are
authorized to do, with what they have
taken it upon themselves to do, it will
require no further writing pn our part
to placo them particularly Mayor
Konncdy and Councilman Wilson
in tho proper light. Wo will now
leavo this matter with tho pooplo.
Fortunately tho nnntiul municipal
election will tako placo in a fow weeks
when Mayor Kennedy' case can be
passed upon by them at tho polls, as
ho will doubtless bo a candidate for re
election. It is asserted by tho trio, Kennedy,
Wilson and Davis, in reforenco to tho
street improvements now being made
at tho crossing of Catherine creek at
tho expense of tho city, that it will
only cost about $25 at tho most. Time
will toll. If tho taxpayers get oil' with
anything khs than four hundred dol
lars for this work, Ti: Scout will tako
upon itself tho credit for tho same.
A petition is being circulated in
Crook county to ask tho legislature to
enact a law to tax church property.
Every county in tho State should do
likewiso, and assist in securing tho
passage of such a bill. It is not only
an injustice to exempt such institu
tions from taxation, but is indirectly,
taxing tho many for tho few.
Amos K. Jones.
What nonsense for Mr. Dlainc to bo
telling his party that Reciprocity is
not Free Trade! The propotition is:
Let our flour and pork in free, and we
will let your sugar and hides in free.
What is this but free trade, and none
the less to because reeiprocically free?
Lv conversation with us recently a
gentleman said : "The man who es
pouses tho cause of the general pub
lic, and fights against organized cu
pidity may satisfy his sense of duty
and honor, but his efforts will not be
appreciated and nino times out of ten
ho will go hungry, in tho end. Let
the people- go to . If you arc
in a position, official or otherwise,
where you can benefit yourself at tho
expense of tho public benefit your
self. If you conic in contact with a
gong bent on that tort of thing gel
in with the gang. Money is power.
Oct money and you will bo respected
whether you deserve it or not." This
cold blooded philosophy saddened us
for a long time and wc have been won
dering if there is any truth in it. W
Know oi men who lollow mat course
impli 'itly and thoy seem to prosper,
Is an eight lino editorial, recently
wc called attention to the absurdity of
a young chump interrupting the coun
sels of men and talking about "moss
backs," when ho owed his schooling
to (he generosity of tho State, and had
never paid a cent of taxes in his life
nor let go of a ten cent pieco without
getting full value for it. This, tho
acorn-headed sprig of pusillanimity
and littleness who has chiinro of tho
Whangdoodle takes entirely to him
self and afllicts his two dozen readers
witli an article nearly a column in
length in which ho tries to prove that
ho is "a no such a thing." Ilo seemed
to recognize the picture readily enough
which wo did not suppose ho would
have senso enough to do, and from the
manner in which he kicks it is evident
ly a good likeness. Ilo says that he
lias spent lots of monoy on his eddc
lion and has received the degree of A
13. (A Rloekhead, wo presume) an
knows a great many things. Wo think
however, that thoso who wado througl
hiH"pieeo" and catch on to all thoso ex
elamalion marks, interrogation points
dashes, etc. will conclude that there
are a great many things about editin
a newspaper that he doesn't know, and
tholinepjof the immortal Rurns, written
to fit just such upstarts, will occur to
'WhatH a' your colleges anil schools
If honest Nature made you fools V
r ii . i
uiKiiijappeaia to no room lor re
form for refractory city councilmen in
other places besides Union. Tho fol
lowing from tho Olympia Tribune is a
case in point: Councilman Mcllrat-
ney erected a two-story framo building
within tho lire limits without asking
permission of anybody. Others, who
did not belong to tho city council, who
attempted to do tho same thing and
who had commenced tho erection of
frame buildings before they wero takou
into tho fire limits, wero arrested and
put to tho expense of tho court to ho
n!leascd. Councilman Williamson on
culturally, wno napponea, lor a won
r t . . 1 t 1 a
der to ho present at tho meeting, moved
that Charles Grainger bo allowed to
proceed in the erection of two one-story
framo shacks on Main street, covered
with corrugated iron. About an hour
before ho mudc his motion, hoobjeeted
to George A. Darned erecting two frame
buildings at the corner of Fourth and
Adams street. These are the peculiar
kind of city oouncilmen who are taking
care of tho interests of Olympia at
pretont and trying to mako a beauti
ful looking thoroughfare of Main street.
Ono of these days tho peoplo will elect
business men to tho city council, then
wo will probably have tho city ordi
nance enforced, oven against council
men. A UKMAUKAltl.K (Jl.AU.Si:,
Tho McKinloy tarifl'bill, which is in
tended to advance tho prices of many
necessaries of life nnd to throw Ameri
can markets absolutely into tho hands
of American monoply by shutting out
foreign goods, contains a remarkable
provision of reciprocity in trado. It
provides that if certain countries will
admit our products free, the United
States will do tho stuno by theirs,
This reciprocity clauso is remarkable
merely because of its being a part of
tho McKinloy tariff bill. It is a bit
of conditional freo trado tacked to a
measure that is intended to prohibit
If Presbyterians will amend tho con-
easion of faith by the insertion of an
articlo declaring that somo siunors will
get to heaven in Bpito of predestina
tion they will produce an inconsistency
rivaling that of the reciprocity clauso
in tho McKinloy bill.- Washington
THE CONTEST CAGES.
A Communication From Ehelton & Carroll
on the Subject.
Umo.v.Or., Oct. 0, 1890.
Editor Oregon Scout:
Our attention has just been called
to your strictures on tho attorneys who
wero connected with the contest cases
of parties in this county based on cer
tain fraudulent and illegal voting in
this county at our last Juno election.
Had you been as much interested in
learning tho truth touching tho course
of tho dismissal of these cases as your
growl would indicate, you would have
beon enabled to make your enquiry of
the attorney who took charge of and
dismissed tho cases without bringing
us into the matter at all as wo under
stand from some of your committee,
and from Mr. Crawford himself, that
ho was selected by the county scat
committee, to take charge of these
cases. Jf wo arc concctly informed
then you should have directed your
enquiry to him without connecting us
with the matter directly or indirectly
All wo know about tho cases or their
dismissal is that our firm was a sub
scriber to the fund to bo used by your
committee in defraying expenses and
paying attorneys fees, and that two of
our clients subscribed something over
$100 for tho same purpose. Two
tho contestants employed us person
any in ineir cases, uur names were
on all the papers but beyond the two,
wo wero not personally employed
The attorneys names were eo arrange!
that wo could not control any con
tested cat j without permission of tho
counsel retained by vour committee
Shortly after our employment wo se
cured sufficient evidence from reliable
citizens to have eoafed tho two con
testants who employed us and ono
tne oiners rcprosonieu uy your com
initleo alone, as above suggested. Wo
understand, indirectly, from If.
Geer that at some time just before or
during our late term of court two hack
loads of peoplo camo to Union from
La Grande and that upon their return
reported a settlement of these cases
lur. ueer couiu prooauiy give you
somo information on tho subject of
the terms or facts of settlement. Wo
understand that Mr. Geer is righteous
ly indignant about tho matter.
On tho first day of tho term when
tho cacs wore called Mr. Crawford in
lornieu tho court, that tho cases were
settled and would bo dismissed as soon
as tho defendents paid tho costs,
We heard tho eases called twice, later
on, and tho same answer given by Mr,
Crawford and as wo had no knowledgo
oi tne terms oi settlement by our
clients or tho other parties wo rather
than remain in cases under such cir
cumstances asked tho court to strike
our names lroni tho docket thereof
which was done. On u subsequent
day the cases wore again called and
Mr. Crawford suggested that the clerk
was making more out of it than any
one else and that ho (Crawford) would
see that matters wero settled with tho
clerk and thereupon tho cases wero
dismissed without tho costs having
beon paid. Look among your own
archives and complain at your own
photograph if complain you must for
you have none coming at us.
wo navo other contest cases, in
which junority or seniority of counsel
will have no bearing, and you might
have reasonably held your pout up
wrath against us until you see what
wo will do. Yours truly,
SlfELTON & CARROLL,
The attorneys employed in thoso
contest eases, with tho exception of
Shelton it Carroll who had but little to
do with them, have as yet failed to throw
any light on tho manner of their dis
missal. Wo again say that our col
umns are open to them.
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State " 24
Oregon ' 28
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State " 19
Oregon " 23
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