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The Lebanon Express.
KATITHDAY, Al'Ul L l, lss7.
J . H . S 1 I N E . Edl tor.'
MEDICAL LAKE, W. T.
Mr. Ktlitor: I m-ml you a fv lu-tns
from thin jmrt of tin ulloilnj:
plums nf tlio vt,nitil ly vny of lutro
Uurlion wouM any tlin't tin llrown
rittf informant, now Lkmanon K.
l'Hs in a woleonu visitor, iw I omr
HvhI twenty years in Linn county, iunr
ltrownavllli, but jlmkln tlu list till'
my wclm (or rnthor t ho iuikI) houu
furt't'ii r shut', I itmo to Spokiino;
out ns v often siu.tt, "tln-iv' no p!im
like homo," ntUl n fond deslro lln:vn
in my Imyhou.. to lu-nr from the old
Iiohu'hikI Its grand iiiirovcintita In
rtllronla and nianut'm-torlo, nnd see
tliootd nunu'n omo no familiar to mo.
OKI Bray winter has loosened up his
grip on us int imm' and the grass Is
uvttint? fireen. The farmers are hrlng
ing In their plow nnd gtting them re-
1:irel up readv for hushies! The old
en is pinging "Hail Columbia over her
now iHvrn ogg, and business Is lHmlng
up gvm rally. I'omjH'tition Is so houvy
that oggs tm sold from 'Mi ots. down to
V2 ots. Hr dox.cn, nnd Mill coming.
Ye have had . much wilder winter
than usual, the farmers having plowed
nnd nowod up to Christmas. ruor fell
January 1st to the depth of Hindu's
nnd FeWuury l:ith Inches more fell,
making in nil ! inches. The eoldint
weather wo had was from February 1st
to the 4th, the thcnnoinctor marking
1H IhIow zero. Stoek of nil kinds win
tered well nnd with comparatively tin
Iors. Stoek horses came through in
good tlx without food; and in fact they
doeverv winter. Farmers-, n a general
rule, calculate to pre arc two month's
feed for cattle nnd Mu-op.
ICmmigrants from the cast aresteer
ing their way for the lUg Hend eoun
try to loiite homes when then is to
Ihs found an abundance of xoverninent
land to lie taken up, and a fair prosjiect
tifn branch railroad from C'hecnoy to
that country this summer.
Medical Lake, the Silvnm of the new
world, is situated nlsiut the central part
of Sitokan Co., eight miles from the N.
1 lL U., "lioeney being- the nearest
point and Id miles from Spokan Kails.
The lake Is 1J miles long mid 1$ miles
wide nnd very deep, some parts of the
Ivottom have never Uen diseoven-d yet.
Then Is no kind of fish, exocptin'g a
species reseinhlinsr n oron letwecn
water dog and a fish. They n from 4
to s inches long, have a head and gills
like a fish, legs and claw? on their sides,
and their Latin name in Arotott.
The Ituthing season begins nhnut
May 15th, nnd lasts until August or un
til cold weather come.
It is estimntcd that about five thous
and persons visited the lake last wason.
This water has ierfinned wonderful
eures on some dieaHs. I'nlikc patent
medicines it is not claimed to cure all
diseases, hut it is a dead shot on rheu
matism, catarrh and ali Kkin diseases,
and many other ailments.
Then is a heavy pine forest around
the lake and it is a favorite place to
hold dimpmeotinjr. The 1la.pt 1st Assiv
ciation of Eastern Washington Terri
tory meet here each year, and during
the summer season the shores are lined
There mv 3 general merchandise
Mores, 1 milliner store. 2 blacksmith's
fchops.l livery stble,2 hotels, 1 restaur
ant, 2 meat markets, 1 shoe siiop, three
organized churches, Methodist, Hap
tist, and Congregationalist, ninl 2 Me
dical Lake salt works with a capacity
of ondeneing two thousand gallon's
jht day each. Spokaxk.
Thing are Just an lively as ever in
They say that Sam Hawkins dug his
People an all busy making garden
nnd putting in spring jrrain.
school commenced Monday March 4,
with MissMary Hay, from liairisburg,
llev. G. P. Mead dclivend a very in
teresting and touching tennon last
We are sorry to say that K. !. Trine
leaves us this week t: look for a job at
Clyde had letter not go to Rrownsr
vllleany more if he can't come home
without looking his shirt.
A young lady stopped at Mr. llender
won's last Saturday night, wanting to
ttay all summer with them, and as she
was a pretty good hmking girl, and not
much of a "talker, they thought they
would let her ttay awhile.
Mrs. Trine and sen returned home
last Saturday. We thought we could
not touch Orry with a ten foot jxile
after he had In-en attending highschooi
but 1 guess he is just as common as
ever. We noticed lie jrave some f the
Hill girls a sweet smile last Sunday,
hut he will now have to pull off his
otore clothes and put on his "jcais"
There was quite a large land slide oc
eurnd last winter on (Jeorge Sylves
ter's place. It started upon the side of
the butte ' above the Kook Hill nwul,
sliding down across the r.wtl into his
pastun, some (50 or 7() nxls, taking tncs,
fence and everything with it, leaving a
hole in the side of the butte about 5
rods wide. IS rods long and : feet deep,
and of an oblong shape. It is a very
FORKS OF THE SANTIAM.
Allen Kinder is on a bed of affliction
causert by rheumatism.
Last week was energetically used by
the farmers, as they are mostly going
to be very late with their spring seed
ing. The loys from Lebanon who are
making ties for the O. P. 11. It. are do
ing lots of good solid labor, and are
having a tat time.
Farmers of this vicin ity are complain
ing of being lsthercd with Chinese
pheasants, and are thinking of devis
ing some plan to rid themselves of
these pests. They are a fine and loaii
tiful bird and are tpuite numerous in
this part of the country. From the
experience I have had of wing shoot
ing, thay fly just to my fancy.
We had a very pleasant little hop at
'Uncle Bob's" not long ago. Kvery
thing ased off agreeable and a good
time was had in general. Two of the.
boys, that came quite a distance, got
in "rather late, and fed their horses out
of the old gentleman's seed oats, but no
signs of hostility was shown by the
proprietor. "Uucle Bob" must lock
over their error as they txk the tem
jieranee pledge the next morning for
U9 years. Boys, stay with your pledge;
it is cheered by many. A Fokkist.
The Southdown has the strontest
wool ami the Merino the softi-st.
Never give a hoist, which Is usually
fed oats, a full feed of i-oril or com meal
In phut of the oats. Better let It go
When fowls an kept, let It Ik done
In a place- not too near the stable.
Horses and e-iws may become lousy
from hens, causing gn:at vexation.
The sheep Is the voor man's friend,
savs an exchange, and can winter on
the stnbtile and straw thai the farmer
cannot sell, and at the worst requhvn
but little grain.
The '.K-st soils for wool an also the
best for mutton, nnd it Is nceessarv that
the land U drv, for damp soils an
fruitful causes of such diseases as liver
rot, tluke and foot nt.
To keep your hired nun g od nut tir
ed while milking, call the milking a
part of the day's work and not excot
them to work in the Held till dark and
then milk a dozen cows In the night.
Kven two or tluve feeds of ittokcd
turnips or potatoc noh week an ln-t-ter
than to omit such fond altogether
It is a variety that pnunotes health
and keeps the stock In good condition.
With n'fcivni'o to the quality of wools,
it is claimed that clav produces the
in-st, sand second, and lime the most In
ferior quality. In cold climates wool
has a liner texture and a sujH'iior qual
Should spring oen early, and I he
grass start, do not U- templed to allow
the stock to graze on It, until it Is well
undergrowth. Trampling on young
grass diM-s mon damage t han grazing
It is said that when a horse stmvs off
he Is unusually found wandeiing in
the dlnetlon the wind is blowing, thus
turnim; his l:u-k to the wind, but with
sheep the contrary is the case, as sheep
face the storm.
Whenever It is noticed that the hogs
eat gravel It Is n sign that soiiK'thlng
that they need Is lacking. A few pieces
or coal, or charcoal, will protmhiy Ik a
cutv, while the fod should at thesunie
time lie. valid.
When farmers generally provide for
their cattle warm stables, well venti
lated, they will find cost of keeping
much 'duood as coiiiimred with the
old wav that exposes the animals tocx-
tn'ineeold and debiliiatlng storms.
Yankee advice: To euro cow of the
habit of sucking hen 'If, thoroughly
wet her teats with mucilage and then
!ilerallv snrinklc with cayenne iK'piivr,
; Itepent this as often, as may Ik
arv. The same roniedv "is just the
tiling to euro a cair trom su.-king a
If a farmer has oiilv ItNl loads of nut
nun, he had letter apply it to a small
piece of land, and thus manure it well,
than to a laiirc ieet, and thus iminun
It imis-rfcctly; iH'cause in the former
place, it will nquin less labor to tro
ducx. a given amount of bushels than
in the latter.
Straight backs, broad loins and round
Imdics indicate valuable qualities in
sheep, but It isonly by t he use of rams of
the mutton brood that such inn Ih ob
tained. By grading up annually it ro
quin's but a short tune to cut inly
change a llock.
Mr. W. I. t.urni, Clintond:iIe, X.
V., authority mi cold stoivp, tells
through the 0fc finiiifi tirmr,
that only the oaiv'ful and i-.iinstak'n.z
in exjHvt to realize b.-iu tit from the
system: It will not ripen unriiw fruit,
nor heal a l iuisod or Taekt-l liorry,
nor roinvigorate mildewctl stems, nor
prove nt mould when jnecs exude.
As an addition to manure or compost
hnips, Hoapstids are most cxivllent, em
taining as they do, not only the alka
lies if potash, but also much ctletcaud
nitrogenous matter, so very fertilizing
in (heir proport is. It might safely Is
said that as fertilizers the avi rage soap
suds from the laundry an worth nioro
than the soap from which they aro pro
duced. The prosenoo of two much water in
the soil k"cps it constantly cold, enns
ing the heat of the sun's rays, in tend
d to warm the same, to lie exH-iuled
in evaporating the water, and thus the
plants grown thcroon never nivive
that genial warmth about the roots so
necssary to their full development.
This shows the necessity of proper
Mixing lime with any kind of ma
nure will cause dccouiosttiou quickly,
but at the loss of the volatile matter
It will not le liciH ticial to use Mine with
manure, except when alsiut to apply
the manuro to the land, for then the
soil, which is usually damp, will nnvst
the escape ofamoiiia, t-sH'cially if the
manure Ik harrowl in or well incor
porated with the soil.
If corn f. wider be cut and crushed so
as to lie in the same condition as ordi
nary cut fixsl, and moistened, horses
and cattle can lie kept through the win
ter in good condition umiu it, but a
proixirtioii of some kind of ground
grain must lie also allowed, as the corn
fodder, though serving to supply bulky
food, must Ik balanced by material of a
more concentrated character.
An experience! poult ryman
that the cause of failures in the
attempts to keep fowls in larg.
liors is due to a lack of can. A farmer
will rise at 4 o'clock in the morning to
food and milk his cows, will carefully
lean out the stalls and propare lied's
for the cows, and his work dix-s not
cud till late, but he will not do mo much
work for the hens. Yet the hens will
jay live times as much prolit,
in proportion to lalsir and capital
invested, as the cows.
In a few days we will have on hand
a fine stock of U tter head., billheads,
envelopes colored paper for poster
work, etc. etc. Give the Exprkss of
fice a call, when you want something
in this line, at prices in proportion to
the size of your weasel skin, which, of
course, at this time means very low.
The following taken from the IhinrJt
fraas lihulc, published at Icxuigton,
Morrow county, this state, contains
s jine facts which certainly is encourag
ing to the friends of prohibition:
The remonstrance against a whisky
saloon licing established in Lexington
is being extensively signed by lovers of
gr.od order and good morals." It is to
Ik hoped that no low den like that
which, fortunately for the town, went
up in smoke hist fall, will lie permitted
to exist hero. Since wo are without a
whisky shop Lexington has lioen quiet
and orderly, and has gained the respect
of good citizens at home and abroad.
Tt is true that whisk v haslieen brought
here in bottles from lleppner by young
men on a jamboree, nut the supply
soon gave out ami thev wore compelled
to tolicr up. It may lie likewise true
that whisky ran lie procured in Lex
ington occasionally, but this we can
not help, and liquor-guzzling is now a
strictly private transaction, as it should
It is not against liquor-drinking it
self that the Jlunchgra J'lade pro
tests exactly. It is against the opening
up of the vile stuff public-ally where
idle men, who do not need the liquor,
congrogate and drink for sociability '.
c. telling smutty stories, gambling and
sending their money which they
ought to use in paying their debts or
in supporting their families. Lexing
ton is respected now. Keep these
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, wi'l continue so.
The president has appointed the fol
lowing Inter-state commissioners: 'p.
M. Cooley, of Michigan, six years'
term; W. It. Morrison, of Illinois, live
years; A. Schoonniaker, of New York,
four years; A. K. Walker, of Vermont,
throe years, and W. H. Bragg, of Ala
bama, two yean. In this ease, like
many others the president has Igno
mluioiisly Ignored the norlhwist.
The great corporation of the coun
try are pooling their capital and form-
lug powerful syndicates for self protect
ion. The Knights of Lalsir movement
is seggrogatlng capital, and the Issues
coming upon the country will so hi Ik
strictly pronounced, capital on the de
fensive timl labor on the offensive.
What the outcome will be no one can
foretell, but capital has the superior advantage.
An unusual n-eurronoo Is thus com
mented upn'l by the New York Shin
The steamer Illinois, which arrived at
this port yesterday, is the llrst Amer
ican steamer that has entered this port
fio-.ii Kunqie within twenty years.
She is entirely American, sjioits a nil.
white and blue ensign, was constructed
bv American lahorors. Is sailed by a
Vankcecrow, and is owned and con
trolled by native Americans.
Andrews & Ilacklemnn,
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I. F. CONN,
Contractor, Carpenter and
Plans & Specifications
KCRNIS1 1 KH
OX SIIOKT NOTICE
All Kinds of Carpenter Work Done and
I 'rioos 'ery KonHOiitiblo.
J. O . Ro I. . X 13.
airf.5MAXi-rAm-r.i:tt aku Imi.kii inC'-Iu..
Harness, Saddles, Bridles.
And all Goods in tin Saddlery Line.
Harness and Saddles Repaired
AND AT LOW TRICKS.
William Werth, Pi'op'k.
Fresh and Salted Beef and
. AND HAM.
Bacon and Lard always on Hand.
Main St., L'JjMiwit Orcron.
G. T. COTTON,
Munufuetitrcr and Dealer In
Ami a Knll LliK'of
Saddmcky cooi)is.l:oreiii and Domestic
All work WHiraiiti-il Hiiinl-muile ami Fruits.
Groceries & Provisions
TOIIACCO AND UKJAHS,
Audit for Slaver Ik Walker
C ON Kl CT ION ICR V
Aricultunil Implcnicnts. Queenswaro and Glassware,
Ami tin tVKIirutcii I
i LAMPS AND LAMP KIXTITKKH.
M'tin St., Jjt fuinon, Orcfjim.
Main V., l,rtianon, Urrfon.
-i"-"G. W. SMITHS
Lei if 1 1 n 11 1, C)r.mii,
StoYCSTiiiware, Iron Pumps, &c.
M AM'KAtTl HKIl OK-
STOP 'I STOP! STOP!
Do Yon A'jint Hardware ?
There In no nw of your p'liiu elm win re, wlieii yiu can buy your Hardware nt
Home. We w ould rejM ctfully eull your attention to our large xtock of
SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE,
13tiikloi-H nnd Contractors; SuppHes,
Table and Pocket Cutlery, Axes, Saws, Garden Tools.
Our ftH,k of -
Ammunition r-incl Kisiliinpf Tackle.
Ih Complete, and will Ik wild at Price that defy t'omjictition.
Kisrnieni w ill And thin the HcHdijuarter for
A we carry the Uetd gmtn in (he market. We keep In stock (ho
Collins Cast-steel Plows, John Deere Molinc Plows,
Canton Clipper Plows, and the Celebrated
Oliver Chilled Plows. Extras for Each.
AGENTS FOR THE BAIN WAGON.
Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron Ware,
ICaVo Spout, ICto.
AM. KINDS OF KI-PAIKINT. DOM- AT SHORT -NOTICE
A1M KKKl IN ST1K.K-
MAl . "X "V r .. - -X T -T k 1
1 nt? woven wire jueci.
Real Estate Agency
Of A. R. CYRUS & Co., LEBANON, Or.
IIAVK A I. WAYS OX IIAMi .
Choice Bargains in City and Country Property.
lntcmliiiii; Purchaser will Find it to their Intt rot to (Jive u a fall.
Barbed Wire Sold at Low Figures.'-
YOUK PATUONAUK IH HOMC'ITKI).
F. H. ROSCOE & CO., Lebanon, Oregon.
W. B. DON AC A,
H H A tiKSKHAI, AIIKM'Y lllflXK8,
Indildiiiir Fire. Life and Accident Insurance.
ALSO AUKXTS FOR ALL KINDS OF
AGRICULTURAL I M PLEMENTS,
Celebrated Morrison Plow and other Implements, in
Doors and Windows Furnished on short Notice.
comi: as j) si:k rs, a t iya".v olh stash.
J. A. BEARD.
Druggist and Apothecary,
Drugs -:- and -:- Medicines
Paints, Oils and Glass.-- -
Fine Toilet Soaps, Combs, Brushes, Etc.
And Fancy Toilet Articles.
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
Main Street, Lebanon, Qrrym.
W. C. Peterson,
V atchmaker and J eweler,
Optical Goods a Speclaly. King's Celebrated Spectacles in Store.
L Eli AX ox.
-AOKNT FOH AI.L.-
f. Jpzjfcte 'a Machines,
vSHx'- ' Needles,
and Clocks. Zr Oils, Etc,
All kinds of Repairing Neatly done and Warrant
ed to Suit
Groceries and Povisions,
Tobacco nnd Cigars,
Confectionery, Crocker)', Glass and Plated Ware,
Pure Sugar and Maple Syrups.
AGENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.H
Country I'rorltic-o t r 1 1 o 1 1 in ICjcc-lintiK for Gotxl.
. -GOODS AT REASONABLE PRICES," IS MY MOTTO.
(rnrr lirifk Store, Main Strrrt, Isbanon, Or.
M. A. MILLER,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, & Glass.
A Complete Stock of Stationery,
LADIES' TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions a Speciality.
NKXT POOK TO W. 15. POXACA, - - LEBAXOX, OKEtiOX.
Manufacturer -:- of -:- Furniture,
AM I'KALKK IN ;
Coffins, Caskets, Trimming's and Burying Robes.
Doors, Window Blinds, Locks, Hanging:Nails, Etc.
Main Htkkct, nl-tf. I.khaxon, Oreuox.
BURKHART & BILYEU,
Livenr, Feed and Sale Stables,
DAILY STC.B LIME TO ALBANY. . ...
Parties Carried to any of the Country on Short Notice.
T. S. PILLSBURY,
Watches, Jewelry, Optical Goods
-A COJPLETK AS.SOUTJEXT OF-
Ladies' and Gents'
aiff and Collar
Rogers & Bros.' Silver Ware.
ALL GOODS GUARANTEED. ALL 'WORK WARRANTED
llest Dove north of the fity Halt,' Main Strcil, DROWNS VI LLK, OK.