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The Lebanon Express.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1SS7.
J.H. STINE, Editor.
The states ami territories of the Paci
fic const are receiving a booru this year
that has not been equaled since the ilnya
of '49. The pursuit of gold will draw
men anywhere, and a statement to the
effect that the metal may be picked up
or dug out of tho earth in its virgin
purity, with very little trouble, will at
tract multitudes to the spot.. It was
such a state of affairs that attracted to
the coast thousands of men in the year
referred to and subsequent years ; but
the attraction of to-day is not gold, in
the sense of forty years ago. They are
coming because of the salubrious cli
mate, the productive soil and the gen
eral heaHhfulness of the country ; they
are coining now to build up homes to
live and die here. Then they came ex
pecting to make a fortune in a few
months and return to the scenes of
their childhood to spend the remain
der of their days in peace; now they
come to build cities, and factories,
and workshops, and to tickle the soil
that it may laugh a harvest; to create
a new community and expand the do
minion of our grand and free govern
ment. Progressive and wide-awake
towns will now shoot ahead of their
more slothful neighlors and "knock
the persimmon." It behooves us to
make the future prospects as attractive
as possible, consistent with the truth,
that out of the thousands of people
peeking new homes, some may lie in
duced here to alight and here to build
The people of Texas are to vote on a
prohibitory amendment next August.
A self-constituted committee has re
cently been inviting prominent demo
crats to attend a meeting on the 30th
for the purpose of calling a democratic
convention in May to oppose prohibi
tion. Bcnator Reagan has made a reply
to such Invitation. After picturing the
wretchedness and dishonor to be en
countered in every community result
ing from the use of liquor, the distin
guished senator says: "I must express
my regret that any effort has been made
to make a party question of prohibition,
and especially do I regret that demo
crats would seek tc identify that great
and historic party with the fortunes
and fate of whisky shops, drunkards
and criminals. AYe now have an oppor
tunity to promote sobriety, thrift and
happiness without endangering the suc
cess and the perpetuation of the prin
ciples of the democratic party, and I
ani in favor of doing so, and at the
coming election shall so vote, not be
cause I believe prohibition is the most
effective remedy which could be adopt
ed by those evils, but because it, in my
judgement, favors a policy which will
do much for the improvement of the
condition of our people, pecuniarily
and socially, and towards placing them
on a higher and better plane of civilization.
Referring to the Haddock murder,
the Portland World says: "The trial
of John Arensdorf, the brewer, at Sioux
City, Iowa, for the murder of Rev.
(J to. C. Haddock, over a year ago, is
going on and commands great atten
tion throughout the whole country,
but particularly in that state, where it
is recognized that no matter who act
ually shot Mr. Haddock, the crime was
the result of concerted plotting against
him by the saloon and brewery men of
Sioux City, their deep-seated animos
ity having been engendered by the ac
tive part taken by him in prosecuting
violators of the prohibitory law. The
tragic death of Mr. Haddock has had
more powerful influence in closing sa
loons and curtailing violations of the
law since that oceurrance than all else
In the Kansas House of Representa
tives on Wednesday last the Murray
Temperance bill on the third reading
Was carried by a vote of 90 to 15. There
were 17 absent. This bill imposes up
on druggists the strictest observance of
the prohibitory amendment. It makes
it impossible almost for both the drug
stores and the county officers to evade
the law without being liable to the sev
The indications are that there will be
an unusual flow of water down the
Columbia river. The heaviest fall of
snow that has occurred for years fell
the past winter in the mountains on
the Upper Columbia. Portland and
The Dalles, says an up country ex
change, would do well to set their
houses in order and prepare for the
overflow that is sure to come.
Washington territory contains 60,
880 square miles, or exactly the same
area as the states of Rhode Island, Dela
ware, Connecticut, Xew Jersey, Mass
achusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland,
and West Virginia combined. Yet with
all this expanse of territory, Rhode
Island, the smallest of the group, has
double her population.
A ric h vein of coal has lxon discover
ed in the mountains near Forest drove.
Last year's wheat crop has been about
all shipped out of Rogue liver valley
Prospects for crops in Rogue river val
ley were never belter this season of the
All the available Chinamen from
about Cor va I lis have gone to work on
the Oregon & California extension.
Circuit court will reoien at Jackson
ville on the 25th, when a numberof de
cisions will be pronounced by Judge
In the vicinity orriensant Hill, Lane
county, only a few of the fanners ure
through seeding and some have scarce
, Owing to the rains of the past week
In Jackson eountv the roads have In
come ijulto muddy again in different
About New berg Yamhill county,
everyltody is busy putting In crops, in
that vicinity a great many young trees
have been set out this season.
Sheepmen claim, says the Arlington
37ir., that more sheep perished on an
average this season, in Kastern Oregon,
than has been for several years.
There were 210 cars of froljrht- side
tracked at Huntington the fore part of
last week, awaiting transportation to
Portland, says a La 15 ramie paper.
Rejwrts from Crook eountv show a
considerable 1ss of cattle on tiie ranges.
The storm of the winter was quite se
vere, and cuttle were scattered so they
could not lie fed.
The Atorian perpetrate the follow
ing joke: The seals are reported to have
left Sand island. They have the Inter
state commerce law under present con
, A literary bureau has leen formed at
Newport, Ronton county, for the pur
pose of distributing? literature to aid in
carrvinsr the prohibitory amendment
in November. They ask all eople in
terested in this work to contribute their
influence in its favor.
Milton Kaffir; If the harvest turn
but as we now have cause to hope and
all our anticipations are relization are
left in the country. A irreat many
stransrers visited Milton duringtheweek
and all praiso our wheat lields, our or
chards and our strawberry Ihhis.
"Ashland exchange: Henry Vinson,
who came in from llonanza this week.
savs horsemen in many iHrtions of
Klamath and I-ake counties will be
dissapointed in the number of colts cal
culated upon this spring, the increase
havinsr leen cut down one-third or
more by the hard winter.
The Dalles Timex-M'tuMlrtlnccn The
cold weather during the past tew days
has been verv injurious to the lambs.
and a great loss is exiiectd from this
cause. We are informed that very
many lamln died at Anteloiie lnt
week on account of the cold weather.
This will be quite a loss to our sheep
Rev. Campbell organized a prohibi
tion club at Empire City several days
airo, with ."!) members The officers
are: Maj. M . Tower, president F. Hehet
ter, vice-president; S. Campliell, secre
tary; Mr. M. Tower, Mrs. A. P.Owen,
Mrs. I. Richardson, Mrs. J. O. Cook
and Miss Georgia Cammann, com
mittee. The Klamath Afar is responsible for
the following: Recently a pack horse
belonging to the Nevada City & Down-
leville Stage company fell over the
grade aliove Camptonviile and slid
down the snowy embankment WOO fovt
to the North Yoka river. The animal
was rescued a few days latter alive
with his loud
A militia company has la-en orjraniz-
ed at Eugene City with the following
ofheere: Captain, r. 1.. Patterson; 1st
Lieut., S. C. Sladsten; 2d Lieut., H. M.
Lambert;-1st Sergeant, M. O. Builcr-
fiol.l: 2d, C. E. Lockvood; 3d, ivo. C.
Swift; 4th, A. C. Woodcock; 1st cor
poral, Elmer Cleaver; 2d, Alex, t'ock-
erline; 3d, H. F. Hollenbcck; 4th, C.
J . Howard.
The Arlington paper is informed that
Mr. Hicklin met with a severe loss in
his band of sheep. He had been shear
ing and dipping, and the unprotected
sheep, left out in the rain of Saturday
night, chilled and several hundred
died. This is a hard blow, at the end
of a hard winter.
Guard; The bids for building the
new Masonic Hall, were as follows:
Roney A Abrams, -!),700; O. H. Parks,
S!,7; W. H. Fcnton, 910, 1.54; S. O.
Cirrison & Co., f 10,24-"; V. McFaiiand,
$10,000. Alexander & Davis, flO.SO;
A. W. Scott, 10,03. It is not likely
that the contract will lie let at these
figures but that new plans will be pre
pared. A few days ago on the SSuslaw, while
a Mr. Palm" was out hunting, he killed
a very large deer. Ueing to heavy to
carry home, the next day his son "and
Mr. Inman, a neighbor, Uk a horse to
get it. When they arrived at the spot
the deer was gone. The dog, scenting
a track, soon treed a big California lion,
which had taken the deer, ate most ali
of it, and then covered the remainder
with leaves. Mr. Inman shot and kill
ed him. This specimen of fclixcon
color was a "whopper."
The Polk County Teacher's Institute
will Ik? held at Dallas, lieginning at":30
o'clock Thursday, April 2S, and hold
ing over Friday and Saturday. As this
is an initial institute to tne annual in
stitutes required by the amended school
laws, all teachers "and friends of educa
tion are urgently requested to be pres
ent. At the evening sessions promi
nent educators will deliver lectures.
An excellent progranie for the entire
session is now in active preparation.
State Superintendent McElroy will be
THK WHEAT fOUN KU S KFFEtT ON COAL.
San Francisco, April 20. Coal im
porters are now feeling the effect of the
corner in the wheat market. Altough
freight on cereals to England has lneii
reduced to 20 shillings, t.hlpa In the
harbor cannot get cargoes, owing to the
high prices for wheat. It was formerly
the custom for vessels to take wheat to
Europe anil return with a load of coal,
but as there Is no foreign demand for
wheat at the existing exorbitant llg
nres, and as vessels cannot a (lord to j-o
one way without a cargo, no European
coal is now coming into this port to
speak of. If the pit-sent state of aflairs
continues, dealers believe that the prices
of coal will advance as stock on hand
docreas s, or as handlers in local 'coal
cease to have competition.
WHKAT CORN Kit BROKF.S.
Chicago, April 21. 10:30 A. M. The
wheat market In-gan to break this morn
ing under free offerings for May deliv
ery. The. starting price for May was
lower than 84 cents, with live sales at
81J. Tho market held steadily until
10 o'clock, when free selling began, and
a sharp break to 825 occurred. OH'cr
Ings were very large'all the way down.
The market Is still very nervous, May
now being quoted at 82.
TIIF. FKKUillT THIEVES.
Pittsburg, April 20. The first of the
railroad roliln-ry cases called this morn
was that of J.l. Armstrong, an ex
condiietor. The prosecution prnluccd
a valise m hich ariiKtrong had- left In a
barU-r shop and which was found to
contain a quantity of stolen property.
The prisioncr was held over to the
grand jury. A large munlier of pris
oners waived examination ami were
remanded. They asked for a contin
uance until Wednesday.
WHY HE KIU.EP HEIt.
San Francisco. April 20. Referring
to the recent murder of Mrs. Pillion, at
St. John, Colusa county, by Hong Dye,
the Chinese servant, the Chicago .'
irrjtrise says: If you ask any of the
Chinamen"' here why Hong Dye com
mitted the murder, thev vill tell you
because Weaver kicked him and whipr
immI him that day with a blacksnake.
Mrs. Pillion saw the whipping admin
istered and did not interfere, so lie shot
her too, to gratify his revenge.
RAIS AT LAST.
St. Louis, April 29. A copious rain
fell here all day yesterday and most of
last night, and this forenoon there was
a brisk snow storm. Dispatches from
numerous places state that the rainfall
was general in Missouri Kansas, Iowa,
Indian territory, Central and Southern
Illinois, and in a large part of Texas
suiticient water lias laiien to not only
enable farmers to plow in the draught
stricken regions, but to abundantly
nourish grow ing crops and vegetation.
HEAVY TIMBER I.AM) PALE.
New York. April 20. The Northern
Pacific railroad has consummated usale
of 200,000 acres of timber land in the
eastern part of Minnesota, northwest
ot Duluth. 1 he exact sections have
not been heated yet. but lawyers will
probably notify the company of their
select ion this week. The names of buy- :
crs were not given, and the price paid
is conditional on the amount of timber.
SNOW IX XEW YORK.
New Y'ork, April 20 At 7 o'clock
thi morning it Iwgan snowing hard
and ainnit 0 about one and one-half
inches of snow had fallen. It then
turned to a sleet storm and at 10 the
snow is covered with a oru--t of lee.
RejHirts from the interior of the state
show that the storm Is general.
POLITICAL WORKER SEN'TEMTP.
St. Louis, April 20 Patrick J. Ea
gan, deputy recorder of votes, convict
ed of committing election frauds by
falsi lv registering the nanus of voters
last Noveiiilwr, was sefltnced in the
U. S. court to-day to serve two years in
the penitentiary "at Landon.
OLEOMARGARINE HEALERS IX Ct'RT.
New York, April 20. Alxmt fifty
dealers in oleomargarine appeared by
attorney in the court of general ww.i.it i
to-day, and pleaded guilty to violating
the law, and were fined' from $-50 to
f 100 each.
SOCIALISTS FEXT TO I'lUSOV.
Rrlin, April 20 The trial of twenty-four
socialists charged with lieing
members of illegal secret societies has
just been coneludid at Posen. Nine
were convicted and sentenced to var
ious short terms of imprisonment.
J. L. COWAN. J. M. II ALSTON. J. W Ct'SH'K.
BANK of LEBANON,
Transact a General Banking-
Accounts Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHANGE SOLD ON
New York, San Francisco, Portland and
On Ktivorfcitile Terms.
IIarkness& Mayers Bros,
Horse Shoeing and Gen
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Prices to Suit the Times.
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Power Saw Mill,
NEAR LEBANON, OR.
Cupueity al out 5000 feet per day. Also
1(1 acres of land on which the huw
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Also Imve a lurge stock t(
First Quality Lumber
At lowest market rales for cash.
G. W. WHEELER, Lebanon, Oregon.
I. F. CONN,
; Contractor, Carpenter and
Plans &l Specifications
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i lrice Verv Kensonable.
ALHANY A I.KIIANOX, OUKOON.
M, A. MILLER,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, & Glass..
A Complete Stock of Stationery,
LADIES' TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions a Speciality.
NEXT DOOlt TO W. 11. DOXACA,
LEIl AXON, OREGON".
Forty acres of frio firming land, one
fourth mile vrtft of Santmin Acini
ciny, Lclmnon, Oregon. Crop
Price, $50 per Acre. Oae-hall, Cask
For particular enquire of A. 11. Cyms,
or of J. X. McDjiiuM ! prv'inlsts.
i Andrews & llacklemnn,
Mr. C. 1j. Smith, in a lecture to the
farmers In Moorhea-I, Minnesota statetl
that (i,i00,mpoui d of hutter of the
product of lvs soll for nn averapt of
six and one-fourth cent ior pound.
He stated that he ha wnt out two
hundred Inquires anions farmers in
Minnesota asking what wan the yearly
average product of hutter jer cow, and
found hy tho replis that it wiw uUml
one hundred pounds per anv. SupjKe
he pot thiity cents er pound for it,
which was a hiph average, the product
of each cow was only thirty dollars.
Xow, he claimed that it costs not less
than thirty-six dollars a year to keen a
cow. Here was a direct l-s of six dol
lars per head on each cow that did not
produce over one hundred pounds of
(utter a year. Hut if we improve our
stock and keep cows that produce two
hundred pounds of hutter Instead of
one hundred pounds, the product
amount to sixty dollars a vear and
leaves a profit of twenty-four dollars
per head. He stated that Holmes' and
McKinstry's cows average twelve
pounds a week for forty weeks in the
year, or four hundred and eighty
IKMinds per head. These cows wen
profitable. Common stock, kept in a
common manner, as is customarv
among ordinary farmers, were not pro-litabla.
Arensdorf, who has been tried at
Sioux City, Iowa, for the murder of
Rev. Geo. C. Haddcck, has been ac
quitted. It is said that Arensdorf and
his friends will now do everything they
can to convict Leavitt, who is strongly
euspicioned of the crime. Justice is
strongly demanded in this case.
April 15 wits the twenty-second anni
versary of the death of Abraham Lin
coln, and memorial exercises under the
auspices of the Lincoln Guard of Hon
or were held at 2 o'clock in the hall of
the house of representatives at Spring
The General Assembly of Virginia is
Ijolding an extra session, mainly to
take action regarding the state debt.
Food From the Earth.
The chemistry of the earth requires a
year to produce "bread. All food bread
and meat and fruit. in fact comes
from the elements stored by od in the
earth, air and water. Edison thinks he
has discovered how, Instead of letting
Dame Nature occupy a year in the col
lecting of these elements he will make
all food within an hour by combining
these elements organically. His meat
compounds, for instance, are claimed
to be formed by exposing the three ele
ments in a red hot state to nitrogen gas
though using different flavors, which
he gets also from the earth. "I can
make wine, and havemadeit," he says,
" with New Jersey cart h and water t hat
no man can tell from Chateau Yquem."
Edison is reported to have further re
marked that "no change of food is con
templated. Every man can have food
of the kind to which he Is accustomed
or which he prefers. It will be as easy
to produce cabbage as oranges, or pork
as partridges. We shall actually pro
duce these very thinps but in a new
form. It will le cabbages that have
never felt the rain, and pork and part
ridges that have never leen alive. We
merely take a short cut and snatch the
food from the earth, w ithout giving it
the trouble of growing. It will lack
i filier, which is the only perceptible dif
Yon -:- Certainly
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-ilainlsf Oils and Glass.-
Fine Toilet Soaps, Combs, Brushes, Etc.
And Fancy Toilet Articles.
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Mamifacttirer of -:- 'Furniture.
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