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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1891)
AKOTItKIl I.IK NAIX.KO.
lintcrtd nt the Jinttnffrr nt Union, Oregon, at
ttwnd-clatt mail matter.
B. Chancey, Editor and Proprietor.
iiATra ov RirmnitiPTioN.
One coy, one your
One copy, six months
O c copy, three months
Inmriabbj Oath in Admnte.
If In rhunre sidtneriptions are not tid till
end of year, two dollars will tie thurgttl.
The Republican still persists in its
lying statement in regard to this pa
per. The statement that the letters to
the La Grande Gazette were sent out
from this office is a dirty, contemptible
go ; lio. Wo had no' more to do with the
1 00 i'buginees, and knew no morn about it
than the editor of tho .Republican. It
sconis noeosaary for u to apeak in this
plain way. The .Republican never
Kates of ndvorilsint; made known on np- i i)rodttces a line of argument, but con-
tho country solicited.
from all parte of
TUUKSDAY, Al'KIL 23, 1801.
TilK Salem Statesman, Dallas Ob
server and several republican papora
have alieady commenced lighting the
farmers' alliance. It will do no good.
Tho alliance is here to'teach a politi
cal lesion, oven if it fails to bo a na
tional life-time fixture.
Tin: publication of the president's
"itinerary" amounts to n notification
for the 'Federal office-holders to rally
on tho railroad stations and form aline
across the Continent to see that he is
received with "a continuous ovation"
from Washington t; Kan Francisco.
IIavi: you notieodtho two-cent drop
in sugar since the iint of April? The
Republican prww attired us that it
would surely drop on April 1st at le.isl
two cents. Instead it h. is stiffened in
price. This is Ibc benefit the Repub
licans have given the people by means
of their now protective tariff.
A.mono tho appointments soon to bo
made by Governor Pernio' or is that of
n state board of charities and correct
ions to consist of six persons, not more
than three of whom shall lie from the
samo political party. This board will
bo provided with rooms in tho state
cnpitol, where meetings will be held
quarterly, and oftouor if necessary.
The principal duties of Ibis board will
bo to invesl.sgate all charitable and
correctional instilutions in the state
and examine into their condition and
management. Thoc include prisons,
jails, hospitals, orphans' homos, asy
lums and poor farms.
Thk Koour would call tb.- attention
ol "protectionists" to the following
from Montgomery, Ward ik Co.'s cata
logue for 1801 :
The new tariff' law has compelled ua
to advance a very largo number of
articles sold by us from 10 to HO per
cent, and we aio obliged to fill orders
at the advanced prices. I ho Mckin
ley bill means a largo addition to the
expensos of the producing classes.
This firm does an immense, business
throughout the United States and if
they tliil not know this to bo a fact
they would not say ho. livery body is
acquainted with this firm, and know
what a largo and varied slock they
Tin: liakcr City Ulado, it seems, has
taken the same position in regard to
city matters there as Tun Scout has
hero in regard to our city affairs. It
It has boon tho custom heretofore
with tho press of this city to praiso
everything connected with tho city
and hurrounding county, tho apparent
aim being to "boom" tilings, Instead
of trying to improve the condition of
things by calling attention to our
shortcomings. Dining the past tover
al months the ltlade has on more than
one occasion called attention to the
actual condition of things. It is grati
fying to the management to know that
in every instance have the Blade's views
met with those of many of the business
num. Of couro there are those who
would prefer to cover up all our faults,
and trust to luck to have them lomain
ho. This is a short-sighted policy, and
will not win in the end.
This is right, and if some of tho
schomes concocted by thu present
council aro enrriod out, Union will
toon bo in the same financial stra.it as
Lakt fall it looked as if tho presi
dential campaign would bo a square
fight on tho tariff'. Sinco then tho sit
uation has been unhappily compli
cated by side issues. The silver ques
tion has made trouble almost every
where. In Illinois the Carter-Harrison
question is near tlio front, in Iowa
prohibition, and in Minnesota tights.
Unless tho excitement on the last
named burning issue can be qtiullod,
it will bo no use to try to talk to u
Minnpiiotn audience on the uriU". Wo j
tiro sorry, for tho wtku of the party
prospects, that the author of the Anti
Tights bill iti a democrat. Of eourtc, a
democratic atnUwmnn could not bo c
pooled lo do anything ehe than aland
up for morality, roganllmM of oouae
qtionoejj, but wo fear that bcf-Mv '
tinues week after weok in throwing
out insinuations in regard to Tin:
Scout. This is the kind of opposition
wo havo to contend with. Hut the ed
itor of that vilo sheet is not eatisfied in
publishing theeo statements to his few
readers, but keeps his tongue going.
whenever an opportunity affords, in
telling the people that "Thk Scout is
fighting every enterprise in the town
and should be suppressed, etc." Such
opposition we do not fear. It only
shows a solfisb and envious spirit and
in time will result in more harm to
himself than it will do him good now.
With all his Iving statements he is
unable to make the people uoliove him,
and that is what grinds in his craw.
Thk Scout has not opposed tho flour
ing mill, the woolen mill, wator works
or anything ele that will lend to build
up our town. Can tho Republican
say as much? No; it is the organ of
a few schemers who are endeavoring
to build themM'lves up at tho expense
of the taxpayers of tho city. Tho facts
aro too plain in the minds of the think
ing public what the object of a few of
these parties is. It has been shown on
more than ono occasion that they have
dono all in their p'ower to defeat certain
enterprises. They don't want them,
for well they know that should tho
town go ahead and improve, opposition
to their business would come in and
that in consequence they would be
"left in tho shade."
Such is tho state of affairs that now
exists in our city. Thk Scout has en
deavored to, and wo think has clearly
pointed them out to tho people. It
now only remains to bo seen whether
they will blindly follow these schemers
or get in and assist in building up the
I own. In order to havo a bettor town
horo, it is clearly evident that wo must
first secure manufactories. If the peo
ple of Union think they will got them
through the aid of certain parties who
are now pretending to favor thorn, but
at the same time doing all they can to
defeat them, they aro badly mistaken. I
Mr. Eaton is a faithful worker and is
doing all in his tower lo secure a wool
en mill hero, and will succeed if our
citizens wako up to tho truo situation
of affairs and get in and assist him.
Tiik Scout was the first to agitate this
question. Mr. Eaton received a letter
somo time ago from certain parlies in
the oast in regard to a woolen mill,
and expressed a willingness to take
stock in such an ontorpiiso to the
amount of $25,000. He gave the iotter
to Davis who took it and kept it for
feovoral weeks without even mention
ing "woolen mill" to our people, and
probably would not to this day had
not Mr. Eaton, being desirous of agita
ting the matter, got tho letter back
and given it to us, when wo called at
tention to the matter and since then it
has been agitated, and it now looks as
though wo might havo a mill in a
abort time. So far as tho new flouring
mill is concerned, we made favorable
mention of it at . first and aro still in
favor of it, Davis' statement to the
contrary notwithstanding; also the
wator works, providing they can bo
put in without too much expense to
tho city. Tho only thing wo have op
posed is a few acts of the common
council and wo think our opposition is
well founded. If they can go ahead,
revue the ohartcr, extend the city lim
its, bond the city, build reservoirs at
the head of Cathorino creek, compol
the taxpayers lo pay more than double
what they should for the city printing,
etc., without the consent, knowledge
or wish oi our citizens, it is tndeeil a
bnd state of affairs, and Tin: Scolt
has had no hesitancy in making them
known, nud will continue to make
them known whenever they appear,
but for tho present will leavo the mat
ter with tho people. Continued war
faro on one subject has doubtless
become monotonous to our many out-
side roadors, besides our space is more
valuable for tho discussion of other
The Chicago Tribune, tho leading
republican organ ol tho Northwual,
publiue a Washington apodal about
Un opttraUoiii of Uie new taiiU'. Ao-
oiduit; (" tht rroiKHidoit, the State
voniber, lblfl, roll around the Muiuw- j lJeiariiuul ha Uwu getting "wme
U)t hunger for tight will demand it inurtliiig confidential ivorU about
MieriffcO. Ilia owle fur mix p.my th- . II. l tf ih Mt Km!, v !.iw mi tin
U JlUl jlMlIf ill the tUi I. of nil Itl.'llf Ji limn ' ill, idi .I, It eifllin, lllut
bio popular inipuloe. Kxuminer Umii would b mm ki d huUg- in
"imports has nut been realized. For-j
cign goods keep coming in about as
plentifully as ever. The law is not di
minishing the revenues and "its main
purpose of encouraging home manu
factures seems to be a failure."
So far as the revenue is concorned,
the failure of the McKinloy bill to
meet the predictions of its frxmers is a
lucky thing for the country. The
Cleveland days, when we were troubled
with a surplus, havo faded into a pro
historic mist. The Billion-Dollar Con
gress has made it necepoiiry for the
government to rake up every Cent it
can scrape together to meet its liabili
ties. But consider for a moment what
this sustained volume of importations
at the increased rates moans to the
The meaning is that even after the
imposition of taxes that were meant lo
be prohibitory the farmers and work
ingmen of America find themselves
obliged to continue buying such for
eign goods as they bought before
Tho American trusts have taken ad
vantage of tho new duties to such an
extent that consumers find it cheaper
to pay the exorbitant taxes levied by
tho government than the still moie ex
orbitant taxes levied by the capitalists
Whon a foreign article is actually
imported and the duty paid into the
treasury, there can be no question of
the fact that the tariff is a tax so fur
as it is concerned, nor of how much
the tax amounts to. Nor can there bo
any question ol the fact that cotiMim
ers ol domestic, articles ol the same
kind have to pay the samo tax, for if
such thing3 could bo obtained any
cheaper people would not buv tho for
eign ones. The net result of Mr. Mc
Kinloy's labors, therefore, baa been to
make Americans get less for their
money, or work harder for what I hey
get, which is the same thing.
Ci.auh Shjuckkls, the sugar king of
San Francisco and the Sandwich Is
lands, is said to have made ij.oOO.OOO
within the past three weeks as the re
sult of an "understanding" with tho
sugar trust. This money coin-'S out
of the producers and is taken from
them on account of their not. doing a
requisite amount of thinking and al
lowing special and selfish legislation
by which they are robbed by the sh arp
ers. We believe half of the ooudomtvi
tion for this state of affairs belongs to
the victims and dupes of the system
rather than all of it lo tho sh irpors,
who aro only playing a game which
they havo been taught to call "busi
ness." East Oregonian.
The Seven Dsvilo Road.
w (fg; rar JSl "IT h
womooji Bt-K.aKiw ffTiiiHWli c2ecfdanr. hWjuO. erssaas rrnirm.Twy w
AT UNION FROM APRIL 23d to 26th.
ercheron arse! French Coach Horses and Mares,
The best ever brought to this countrv. Thev .ire from tho celebrated stables of
MARK M. COAD, Fremont, Nebraska.
All young and PRIZE WINNERS at the leading great horse shoes. All
TERED. These horses may bo seen at the liverv stable near the court house.
THOROUGHBRED and REGIS-
Evcry horse fully guaran-
tt appears lioni Jsaker City papers
that tho people of that section aro
making strenuous efforts for tho build
ing of tho Seven Devils wagon road,
and that, with tho assistance fiom tho
county court of this county, wo will
soon have a road to that cam). Tho
Baker Blade of tho 18th hist., in speak
ing of tho matter, says:
Mr. Moulton, tho general managor
of the road committee, as announced
in tho Blade last evening, leaves horo
to-morrow morning with men, teams
and implements and expects by push
ing the work to have the road in a
passable condition on the first of May.
Tho peoplo of l'ino and Eagle val
leys should congratulate themselves
upon the fact that the people of Union
and Baker aro not only able, but wil
ling to place tho means of future pros
perity within their grasp.
Tho building of this road will be of
vast importance to both Raker and
Union counties, and as the appropria
tion was freely given by Union county,
so will Baker City quickly respond by
liboral subscriptions, and all along the
routo will bo found willing hands to
facilitate tho work.
lliits and cap ut ro.t.
lone ltii. tf j
G I IMS HOT
Every, liorse-brecder and stockman is cordiallv invited to call and inspect our horses.
n bleeder. EASY TERMS ON WELL SECURED NOTES.
3 Come Early. We Will Be Here Only Three Days 3
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A SPLENDID HORSE OF EITHER BREED.
MARK M. COAD, Proprietor.
Only a Few More Days
Our Entire Stock of
Must bo Closed Out within the noxt
fow days, Regardless of Cost.
An no ti xi c e m ent
iv d Sim
and our entire stock of
; AT COST
Have on the way and now arriving, several ear loads of
The Companv 111 hereafter carry a full and cuinplcte stock of
This department will be under the management of Mr. Kllpatrick.
THE M. & m. Co.
Now is tho time to
Buy Your Groceries.
Our StiK-k uf
Almost (Jiven Away.
A Pure Cream of Tartar Powdar.
Superior to every other known.
Uiori in Million of Hornet
40 Years the Standard.
Ddfefew Cafe o4 i'utry, Light flaky
BiKult. ClrlsWIr Ctkn, rdUUc
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to (Him i.ku. .u 1 aut. ueU work.
DION CITY HOTEL,
L. J. Bocthk, Propr.
Oppoklie tin' Court Hoimc, Union, Oregon.
Hnvln again Mutinied control of this
il'uUr housu, I rottteUy tariis tb
vul!k to irive m call.
Tabk Furnished with the Best
the Market bfiorte.
an l 1
Just deceived, Direct from the East, u Luree Invoice ol LADIES'
MISSES' CALFSKIN SHOES, tho Best Ever brought to this Market.
Also a Fine A.-sorlment of
GENT'S -:- FURNISHING -;- GOODS
My Prices will suit the tiittt's Drop in ami see me.
C. VINCENT, Main Street, Union, Or.
Ire You EoiMto hit an Orctoi?
Of Payette, Ada County. Idaho.
Has the Largest General Nursery Stoek in the Mountain Omiun-y 125 Acres.
Trees from Payette Nureery will le.n h Grande Roude valh. in six
hours from the time they sue taken from the ground.
Mountain Grown Trees are Hardy,
Do not order until you havo visited
our prioes. Wholesale and retail.
our nureery, seon our
agi-nt or got
The Centennial Hotel,
J. COODBROD, -
- -J iiwognli'.' .li
Leading Hotel of ' astern Oreg
IM.VK UKOK IbVUfLK ROU'dSt For th.-
(OPJ'OKITK CKN :
Wm. E. Bowker,
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