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SATURDAY, OCTOBER: 23, 1880. .
"Blalock precinct which would Turn carried
much of the division ticket at ther last election,
but -for such niachnvtrfca. was orevented
from Toting by unfair influences."
"If we fail to obtain it (diviaion) th blama
must rest on intrigue emanating front the
present county seat, whence hiia issued all tlie
opposition hitherto." LEAOKB. Sept. 25th.
"SueH. an accusation as to "intrigue" or
"opposition" fo the division of Umatilla Coun
ty on the part of the citizens tiring in and
sear the "conntv seat," we characterise as a
wilful and malicious falsehood written with a
full knowledge of all the circumatanses."
tut Oregonian. Oct. 2. . ,
Begriniing BUIock precinct, it further said:
"Ve have no reply to make to such an in
sinuaticn as this, hut would call upon the edi
ter of the LSADhR to have at least the man
Kneii and candor to express themselves intel
ligently upon waatever it may be they are
hintiu? at i .d we shall be ready to meet them
on that ground a:s. Several times since the
Section have vairue illusions been made to
it nut its chart's in some taneible shape the
only conclusion left is that their authors
knowing their falsity dare not bring them be
fore the public for refutation. E. 0.
Very well, E. 0., we believe the poll-books
aware that lilalock precinct would support
division of Umatilla county. Dr. Blalock's
eon reported iu brief thus : . "At the time the
poll-books - arrived at the precinct, a young
miin, a stranger there arrived also and in an
swer to his Questions. Mr. Colby informed
him they intended supporting diviaion. He
(the stranger) hung around the office for a
time, then disappeared witnout saying -gooa-kve'
to unv one. Shortly afterwards on look
ing for the books they could not be found any
where. The young man was tall, slim, dressed
in light brown clothes, and had little or no
hair on hit. face. One of the men who saw
him said he was a vounz lawyer from Pendle
ton." Ifthei'. O. desires fuller par
ticuhtrs they can be given. Leader Oct 9th.
Tlipn nn t.ha 1 lir.h ft Mr. Hot. mmor
editor of the E. 0. appeared in a letter
"To the public" in said journal, claiming
that he was the man described. Of course
if the ap fits him, he was entitled to
wear it : with that we find no fault
However he at -once set out to get evi
dence t& connteraet the impression which
Y. C. Blalock's statement had made.
He approached Y. C. B. (the Dr's son)
and vrifJuntt showing the article in the
Leader he obtained tho following state
ment: "L. B. Cox s Dear Sir- In reference to
the article published in the Weston Leader,
Oct. 9th, I think the gentlemen are very much
mistaken, as I never met or saw Mr. Cox until
date. . In regard to the poll-books, I delivered
them to the man John Rose who drives ths
pack train from "Flurueville to the mountains
on Friday before the election, I being at
Flumeville. He stated that he delivered the
poll-books to one Waggoner, book-keeper at
the mountains who left for Montana two or
- three days before election. On the day of
election a man whese name I do not now know
came up looking after the election and pock
eted the anti-division tickets and scratched
others to suit himself. The above is my state
ment and I never made the statement as tier
Leader to any one. I was at the mill during
tne time reterrsa to, oetore ana utter.
Y. C. BLALOCK.
Witness, A V. Nye."
In a communication subsequently received,
Mr. ttlalooic says, "xou may change my
statement a little with recard to the man spo
ken of on the day of election. I made state-
UKUl UClUilUlX UJIU JIB WVHrillg IILII, Ky
and brown clothes, I neglected to give you in
writing, nease matte tne alteration.
' evidence to suit hin?, here bursts into f
' low, vicious tirade against the editors o'
" N. T. Williamson and U
r m PEOPLE OF ORECOX, THE T. 8..
A.l WUKLLfclak. . B. COX li K.NOW.. .
The reader will observe Y. C. B. says,
"I never made the statement as per LEA
SER to any one." That is the statement
of Leaver as Cox represented it. He al
so says, "I think the gentlemen are very
mucu mtstaicen, as l never met or saw
Mr. Cox until date." It will be observed
we made no statement relative to that
point. Cox's companion said to Y. C. B.
on approaching hint in the buggy, "Did
you ever see this gentleman before t"
"Are you surel", and then they got him
to write his negative answer. He said,
last Tuesday, that he could not swear
that Oox was the man at Blalock pre
rinct a few days before election, or that
he was not As to Mr. Colby, we found
it unnecessary to see or write him, but
give his letter to Mr. Cox,
Mr. Colby I was unable to see but enclosed
the article from the LEADER, requesting a re
tut by mail which has been received and is as
Blalock Mt., Oct. 12th, 18S0.
L. B. Cox : Dear Sir.- Yours of the 10th
inst. is before me. Have also read the article
referred to ia the Leader. I beg to say I
have no knowledge of ever meeting or seeing
you. . I do not know the name of the party
referred to m the article, but remember lie ta
vored division. - Y. C. Blalock stated to me
t hat "h delivered the books to a Mr. John
Rosa who la tarn delivered, them to one
'Waazoner who left for Montana a day or two
previous to election. Where the books went
it ia auite improbable to say. Ws supposed
at the time Wacftener had misplaced them
sad having Uft the country of course could
jive us no information in the matter. It was
JhaJJewty Sheriff of Umatilla County or his
' agent that I told a few days previous toelee-
that I supposed the preomct would favor
division. Yours very truly,
D. & Colby. E. 0.
- His "third sentence is remarkable.
Hew could he know he never saw Mr.
Cox) He might often have seen him
without knowing his name. John Hart-
. nu says he never was at Blalock pre-
- cinet in his life, if he is the Deputy
' Sheriff referred to. We would like to
see the letter written to Mr. Colby, as
well at his written reply, and perhaps it
could be cleared vp as thoroughly as Y.
C-Blalock's. But with Mr. Colby m
are not directly concerned.
This Mr. Cox having gotten this much
McColl are, and I so brand them b
fore the people of Umatilla County an
the State of Oregon, malicious villinV r,
contemptible slanderers and consumm:
liars, ' 'They manufacture a falsnhu- d
out of the whole cloth"-"They forge the
name of innocent third, persons to their
false and slandeious accusations" "This
mendacious couple" "they malign and
villify the character of any and every
one opposed to themselves" "it may :be
considered as the proper course to pur
sue in Canada" "Camiu;; into Umatilla
County with no testimonials of charac
ter, as I can learn" "When they at
tempt to smirch my character and des
troy my standing among the people of
Oregon they must present a stronger
case than that they have made out. I
might well bring against them an action
of slander I scorn to do it : I might
call them to a personal accountability,
but by so c'oing I should consider that 1
was placing myself on their own base
level. I renounce all communications by
written of spoken word with them, and
shall for the future treat them with that
silent contempt they deserve at the hands
of every gentleman." The reader may
wonder, why this shower of vile epithets?
Probably first to divert attention from
himself, and secondly, the E. 0. would
dearly love to bring the standing of the
Leader down to it3 own. The people of
this county may remember the nasty
language it used to us before, because of
correspondence in Leader reflecting on
Dr. La Dow (and which was afterwards
reasserted in the Independent, without
contradiction), which upon receiving his
statement, we apologised for. The names
of the authors of the letter concerning T.
J. Lucy were published with it. And
now when Mr. Cox thought he had his
case fixed, his spite simply overflowed.
Thus he has overbalanced himself., The
"speech" at Umatilla and what he "con
tributed to the defeat of Dr. Williamson"
as causes for our action, is too ludicrous
a joke to require serious answer.
Then the absurd insinuation thrown
out by this Mr. Cox that Berry, Pierce
and a third person, "leaders of the divis
ion party n Milton precinct," stole the
poll-books, reflects no credit on Mr. Cox.
Mr.lDolby said the precinct favored divis
ion, Dr. Blalock has always said it, and
when Mr. Cox asked Y. C. Blalock if he
did not think some of the Milton boys
stole the books, he "almost lauihed in
his face" and told him "of course not,
for it was strong for division and be
sides that, everybody believed it was a
n r mi
soiia iiivision precinct. j.aat was a
grossly stupid statement for Mr.' Cox
The statement we published on tne 9th
and for which this Mr. Cox has assailed
us as above is .in every respect "correct,
as the following affidavits satisfactorily
I, Y. C. Blalock, beinjr first duly sworn, do
depose and say that the statements made by
me to L. B. Cox, were made before I had read
or understood the article published in the
leader. Having ttince read it, I now say
tne statements as made ty tne jueader. are
as I made them to father by telephone, when
asked by him why we did not bold an election
at Blalock precinct. Further, the Leader
did not say I liait met Mr. Cox, while 1 was
given to unaerstaaa ny nun innt 1 naa saia
he was seen by me at the mill before election.
The ninn described by the Leader, was the
man at the null two or three days before elec
tion; and the mail there on election day was
a ditterent person altogether. 1 think Air.
Cox has gotten the two liadly mixed. I may
have conveyed the meaning he published, by
my letter, but did nut intend to.
V. J. BLALOCK.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
19th day of Oct. ,1880.
JONATHAN 1 ALBERT,
Justice of the Peace.
State of Oregon, i
County of Umatilla.
I. B. E. Eastland, and W. T. Williamson,
bring first duly worn, each one for himself,
and one not for ' he other, say that the state
ment published in the leader of the 9th
inst., in reference to Blalock precinct poll-
books, is in every particular the same as that
which i . t. iiial'icK communicated through
the telephone to his tut her as reported to us
hv the latter at the time in his office at Walla
Walla. Robert E. Eastland,
" W. T. W ILLIAMSON.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
Don't Cox wind you apt Will you
imtinue to issue the Lead r, or subside?
fou must be; awful men, both of. you.
i won't talk to you, at all, but speak to
Mr. Cox, who says he has a "character."
i uu do right, Mr. Cox, not to "nstiee
or recognize" them, for they are bad
men. True, they did not steal the poll
books, but perhaps they will two years
hei.ee. Then "they have ao testimonials
of, character, that you know of," while
yon brought papers from Virginia to
prfve you had any "character." But,
be easy on those unfortunate ones whose
actions are their only character, having
overlooked the documents. And by all
means frame your papers and hang
tin mi up, for one is liable to need them
You did right of course, but were you
not a little "fresh" in calling them "con
summate liars," before they had a chance
to put in their cefence 1 I'm no lawyer,
but back in Missouri they always hearu
both sides before giving the verdict, es
pecially when the one man got the evi
dence and acted as judge and jury. You
are a lawyer, and can perhaps back up
your position easier with law than com
mon sense have more of it seemingly.
If they should prove correct, where can
you run to The New York Sun knows
you for they published your political let
ter from "L. Bvrkely Oox, a leading and
influential citizen of Umatilla county,
Oregon," just as you said. . Go to Alaska.
Didn't you-grind them about being
"foreign-born V That was a premeditat
ed act ot villainy of theirs. How nice
it would be if foreigners had never come
to our shores ! What an innocent time
vou would have had with the native
born, if those wicked foreigners had nev
er come, say two hundred years ago!
But in Canada they actually train chil
dren to be villains, and then export them
to worry native-born peopie.
f You gently refer to where "they at
tempt tosuiiich my character and destroy
my standing among the people of Ore
gon." Pshaw 1 tiiey cau'c do it, it's too
heavy a job. They might smirch your
"character" for you know you have it
only on paper, but they cannot "destroy
your standing." Not much: leave you
alone for that 1 All strangers have a
good "standing" at first; so had you.
tomg into the Jiant Vregonian did not
neip you very much, but Iroui present
appearances you are getting even with
that sheet. Just keep on iu vour pres
ent course and it will be utterly impossi
ble lor anyone to destroy vour good
That was a noble and dignified senti
ment yoir" uttered, "I renounce all com
niumcatiou by written or spoken word
with them." Th.i very time to do it If
you had t waited for theii reply, they
tt have knocked the "stumu" out of
you. And agatn, "tor the future treat
tue.u with tuao silent contempt they de
serve at "tLe hands of every wentl-man."
.Beautiful : just the same as it you were
ntleiLan. lh'tt "silent contempt" is
suih a sublime method of crawling into
a hole. You are clever, very.
Who would have thought you could
get in such a majestic fahot at Pierce and
.Kerry I lhey jirobably first got wind of
the books in V ashingtou Ty., and then
tried to run them down for two weary
days and nights. Wasn't it tunny that
they wowd steal those poll-booka, when
they were the "leaders of division," and
Blaiock precinct was solid for division!
Besides there were two or three very
suspicious anti divisionists round there
ab ut that time, and it was surely more
in their line. Berry and Pierce must be
very wicked to steal the poll-books away
fiom their best precinct. But then,
probably they are "foreign-born," or have
no written "character" with them.
That "speech" at Umatilla! You
guessed the cause of the whole trouble.
They say before you made that "speech,"
the whole county was just boiling for di
vision. You changed them. You would
have utterly demolished Dr. Williamson
it he had not spoken alter you. As it
vras you made a. good impression, very-
They should never have taken you home
to Pendleton, and put Coniey in your
place. Coniey never made a speech like
yours at Umatilla, and probably he never
with Your friends maligned you when
they said you did more harm than good,
Poor, p-o-o-r Cox ! Cu'.iiiiY.
"The golden rule of successful trading
is to buy in the cheapest and sell in the
Jearest market. Under a republican ad
ministration, farmers in the United States
compelled to reverse this rule. This
is owing to the high tariff upon all the
necessaries of life which they are obliged
to buy. Here are a fe of the most im
portant articles with the Advalorem Im
port Duty paid on them, according to the
i ( -
Iron and Steel
Crockery and E&rthec we,
Tin le,te and Ware
Hemp tad Jute fabrics
64, 6T, 68, 70 and 77 per cent
35, 45, 67 and 63 "
SO, S5 and 40 -SO
SO, 35, 45. 48 and 60
BJ, 25, S5, and 50
40 and 45 "
63 and 72 "
20th day of Oct. 1880.
The "quack bill'' as it is sometimes
called is meeting with considerable op.
position. Those who prey and i moose
upon the people with pretensions of medi
cal skill and marvelous cures are very
unwilling thit any legal restrictions
should be placed upon their "business."
Theso persons are aided in their schemes
by the few journals that are willing to
assist in duping their subscribers for the
sake of the advertising patronage of these
same fraudulent quacks. We still hope
to see the medical bill become law and
rigorously enforced. It works to the ad
vantage of the peoule ia other States,
and there is no reason why it should not
Snbacribe for the LXAOEB.
The import duty on diamonds, which
farmers do not use extensively, is only
10 per cent but on cleaned "rice it is 93
per cent. This import duty is levied on
no less than 1600 artklss. The heaviest
rates are imposed on articles of general j
-and necessary consumption by the jeo-
pie. The dutie3 above given were those
collected in 1878. Now let us see what.
it cost the farmers. The census of 1870
put the number of agriculturists at 5,-
922,000. It is safe th&i to conclude
thai this number had been increased' to
7,000,000 in 1878. Each family would
average at least $200 annually spent in
buying such goods as are subject to im
port duty. This would make an aggra
vate of $1,.00,000,000 for one year.
The average duty on imported goods in
1878 was 42J per cent. To be on the
safe side we will call it 40 per cent.
It is a simple mathematical problem then
that the farmers paid the enormous sum
of $400,000,000 for the sole benefit of
the American manufacturers. This is an
indirect tax which the republican idea of
protective tariff imposes yearly upon the
people; and of which Gen. Jas. A. Gar
field is so ardent an admirer and so earn
est a supporter, as his votes in Congress
As we have seen the duty on woollen
goods is from 64 to 77 per cent (average
66 per cent). Therefora for every
$20. spent for woollen goods we t'.irow
away 8. On every $9 spent in cotton
and linen goods we waste $3. And so on
through the whole category. Railway
iron cost from 30 to 53 pr cent more iu
America than it could be boudit for if
there was no duty on it. This increases
the costof buiMing railroads; but the Com
panies make up this additional expense by
increased rates of freight, for which the
firmer has to pay. And yet the political
party that upholds this system of high
traift, loudly and constantly proclaims it
self to be the friend of the laboring clas
ses. ' It is their friend by ext: a lin j from
them yearly the modest amount of $400,-
But what becomes of this $400,000,000
which the farmers pay annually over and
above what they ought to pay on goads
subject to import duty! The amount of
Custom revenue derived from duties on
foreign goods imported in 1878 was $130,
000,000. The agriculturists being about
one half the population contributed about
$60,000,000. But we have seen that
they paid $400,000,000, and yet only
$60,000,000 of it went to the legitimate
purpose of national revenue. What be
came of tbe remaining $340,000.0001
The government never received any bene
fit from it. Did it cost $340,000,000 to
collect $400,000,000 i Their figures
show at a glance the grand beauties of
protective tariff, and how the poor man
is made poorer, and the rich manufactur
er made richer by its operation.
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AND AT .
From all parts of the State comes the
cheering intelligence of unabated interest
in the Democratic ranks. If. the good
work keeps on until the 2nd of Novem
ber, there is a good prospect that Han
cock and English will receive the elector
al vote of Oregon. The counties east of
the Mountains will rive a democratic
majority of at least 1200. Multnomah
tbe stronghold of Oregon republicanism
will tell a very different story in Novem
ber from what it did in June. Every
week sees deserters from the Republican
party joining the Hancock Clubs and
working for their success. The hearty,
hopeful labor of the democrats is in
striking contrast to tbe aprthy of the
opposition, and augurs success. Uma
tilla may be relied on to do her share a
cool 300 democratic majority at the very
At Kichmond Hill, Oat., two brothers
named Fahey quarreled, and the elder (track
the younger pa the forehead, inflicting pro
bably a fatal wound. Their father, at seeing
The advocates of female franchise have
accomplished something with, the Ore
gon Legislature. The Senate by a vote
of 21 to 9 and the House fey 28 to 25
have decided to submit to the people the
question of so changing the State Con
stitution as to allow women to vote.
This is quite a triumph for the Women
Suffragists. But Legislature's do not al
ways represent public opinion. The ote
of the people will change their peans of
of joy into songs of sadness and the mor
sel of victory that now tastes so sweet
will turn to ashes in their mouths. But
it may never go before the people as may
be seen from the following extract?
Blevens of Union presented the follow
Mr. Speaker I desire to give notice
that I shall on to-morrow, or some sub
sequent day, move a suspension of the
rules of this House to the reconsideration
of the vote by which SJB No. 2 -was
adopted for the following reasons to-wit:
L I have good and reasonable cause
to believe that bribery and intimidation
have been resorted by one or more of the
friends of S J R No. 2 in order to secure
2. The House had no quorum at the
time of the adoption of said S J R No. 2,
if Abigal Scott Duniway . says in the
columns of the Daily Oregon Statesman
of the 15th inst. be true, for where there
arc no brains there can be no sense.
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