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Lesal Blanks, Business Cards.
Letter Heads. Bill Heads,
Circulars, Posters, Bue.
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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1837.
Lot! Knife--., mt line 15 cent
Regular ;vfM tlvmrntJi lna-Tte1 upo-a (',f--1 trm.
LEBAWO I.1K!K, KO. 44. A. T. A. St.: Mt
at their now ball In Muaile Block, on Saumiaj
uinx, on or bofora lii, full moon.
J WASSON, W. M.
1KB A NOW tODOK, WO. 4T. t. O O. T.: M-U Sat-urdn-r
utni of m- -h mmk. t Old Kpll.w a Hall,
Min autMt; TiaiUnx brethren enitlitllT lorltad o
m.ui J. J. IHA<O& II. O.
HONOR. lOHGR SO RAO. tT. W . trtianfl.
n-tw-a: Meela cvrj nut and third Thuraday
Jnj-a In the uuoth. F. 11. ROSOOK. M. V.
J. S. COURTNEY, M. D..
PHYSICIAN AUD SURGEON,
rrOfR -e in V-rick building, over M. A. Mil-
F. M. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Notary Public and General Insurance Agt.
O-'Hectl.-ma and o!hr boatneea vvjeBBtl-r attaaecd W.
Otto oa Main eu-aet.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
. Office la VT. C. Peterson's jewelry store.
A3T All work warranted. Charges reasonable.
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER.
' IJtBAWOIf. ossaoa.
aa-rtBfc Hair CBtttns. an 4 St-aaajaMiaa
i& Patrocaca napeetfaUy solteited.
Gt. Charles Hotel.
V. W. Ooraar Main and She-roan Straaaa. twa- Kecks
Kaatut B 1L. laoa.
II. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Table Supplied with the Best the Market
Sample "tooae end tha "B- Aaeocmnodatlooa to
-GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
C. T. COTTON,
Groceries and Provisions.
TOBACCO & CIGARS, '
8 LOOKERS' ARTICLES.
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
C O N F COT IONERY,
qae-easware ana Gluarware,
aVasaps a Iasa- anasarca.
Uala Bt. Ubaita, Ore a.
- Freeh and Salted Besf and
PorVk - - -
Bacon and Lari alt aiHaM.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
. 1 (owax, 3. V. BAXATOif, J. W. Cvicx.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Acooua's Kept Subject to Chack.
XXCHAXOS BOLD OS
In Tort, San Francisco, PartlEl and
Collections Made orf favor
W. C. PETERSON & CO.,
IiTsry, M k Si Sties,
To oar many friend of Lebanon and
riclnlty, and thoeo o( other town,
desire to ca I attention to thr fact that we
hare opened oa
Easle Street, Bet. First aul Secoaa,
HUB SOLAKO'S KAKWHM AHOP.) A
NEW LIVERY STABLE.
W HATS .
Hew Buggies. Hacks and
GOOD RELIABLE HORSES.
Farties deairln to take a trip to the
mountains, or other places of recreation,
should call and see our
For such trip.
ill Ms or Teaming & Hanlim Dons
Reasonable It cites.
B. H. BARKER.
Xaix Street, Labaaoa, Oreem.
-th bkst or-
Cigars aifl GoifsclEsriss
Accommodatlon of Patron.
Parties will flrd this a pleasant place
for Innocent amusement.
B. H. BARKER.
Horsesioeisji: and General BejairiiiL
ALL. WORK WARRANTED
TO GIVB SATISFACTION.
Price3 to Suit tho Times.
GIVE US A CALL.
TheLatest Styles la
HATS, BOMETS AND TR1SM5S,
JtXrw. . W. Jllco'g,
atsia f trert, iAhaaof , Ore oa.
Tin, Copper. Sheet-Iron Ware,
22VE r3rOtJrX'. 12 to.
All kinds of Repairing
3 . GO AN,v.- '
BURYING ROBES & COFFINS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Also Doors, Windows and Blinds.
Drugs. Medicines. Paints. Oils and .Glass.
A Complete Stock of Stationery,
LA.DIES' TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Next Door to W. D. Donaca, Lebanon, Oregon.
MITCHELL & LEWIS CO., Limited.
r aetorr t Baelae. Wis.
THE MITCHELL FARM
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THE 1XITCHEIX WAGON.
Loc, Header and Tracks; Dump, Hand and Road Cars.: Open
BugglM, Phaetons, Carrtagea, Backboards, and
General Agents for Canton Clipper Plows. Harrows. Cultivators Be.
Scrapera. Gale Chilled Ptowa. Ideal Feed Mills acd Wind Mills. KnowU
ton Hay Rakes, Horse Powers, We id Saws, read Cutters, etc We
carry the largest and beat assorted stock of Vehicles oa the Northwest
Coast. All oar work Is bnilt especially for this trade and folly warranted,
sad foe aew 1887 catalogue. '
Mitchell & Lewis Co., Limited, 188, 190, 192 and 194
Front Street, Portly, Oregon.
Our goods are sold by F. II. R0SC0E & CO., Hardware Dealers, Lebanon. Or.
Gr. 33e ' !H!lllD'7i
Watchmaker .'.and . Jeweler.
WatciBS, (Ms, Jewelry, Sifter
L F. & H. At Singer Sewing
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Vmmm9w ... V .tr r Kaiuat-ra
jEau-araa. Xaay UUWmSS.
Done at Short Notice.
AND SPRING WAGONS.
Plated Ware and Optical Goods.
an roa rms....
Machines & Machine Supplies.
Information Whlea Will .a Auprcolat.4
by lldndrada of farm.ra
Size 18x8 . feet; pot8 14 feet Ion?, 8l
Inches; upright or barn eiJing li feut
lonjr, battened; lower etorr 7 J feel;
double doors btilow, each 2 feet wide,
with narrow window each slue of door;
ingle door above 4 feet wide with 18
Inch octr.jjon window a bore this; large
double snsh windows in rear and abovi
and below; ash hung on bolts so tin
bottom of each sash will tarn out and
top In, like the shutters on a window
blind. The adrantage of this is that
the window when open will admit all
but exclude storms. A corn crib S
foet wide inside occupies the entire
lift side below, and another of the
same width the rear half of right side.
Both floors are made of matched floor
tag; the lower end laid lengthwise t4
granary. This facilitates using a
scoop in crib, or sliding anything along
the floor to or from the door.
The partition forming the hulde oi
crib U sided up 18 inches with floorlng
and the remainder of space has 1x3
battens one men apart. J His giree a
chance to spread damp grain or damp
meal on the floor, and it will be found
Tery convenient The bottoms of crib!
are formed of battens, and outside also,
leering 4 inches space between sam:
and siding. A small door for shore!
Ing in corn from outside opens lnti
each half of crib. Br opening these
and the windows In the rear end i t
granary, you get a draft through and
around the corn. Grain bins 41 feH
ide and 5 feet high run the entir
length of each side on the upper floor.
These am each divided into fonr bini
8 feet long. Multiplying length.
bn-adth and depth (xpressed In ftet)
together; multiplying this product
by 4. . and dividing the remaining
product by S. g'res 10S bushels si
the contents of each bin. This Is a
very simple rule and accurate enough
for most purposes. Chutes run from
the bottoms of these bins below, pass
ing down beside the corn cribs to
within thir ty-five inches of floor. Bagi
or barrels can be filled from these verjr
rapidly and easily. The bottoms of
these bins can be made hopper-
sh.tped if desired. The stairs are in
the renter of the front end. lea tin;
rvurwanl from a point about fire feet
in front of doors. The upper end of
the stairs is hinged to a cross-beam.
From the left side of the lower end a
cord passes np over a puller in the
gable to a weight which balances tha
stairs so they can readily be raised up
against the upper floor joist, when the
pnee tbey occupy is needed.
Unless one la fortunate enough to
have . better one. the rear end of the
upper story can be used as a workshop.
Leaving out one bin give, a convenient
space for a work-bench. Thn space at
the right on the first floor at the front
end of crib is occupied br bins for
meal and bran. The lower part of
these. IS inches high, is 5 feet wide.
with hinged corera, forming a take-out
to the bins. . The upper part is of the
same width as the crib, with doors to
ward the top for filling the bins. II
anr one suggests that the grain bins
ought to be on the first floor, please
whisper to him that on) can carry a
bag of grain above, empty it and fill it
a?ain, from the chute below in less
time thai he can emotr It below and
fill it again with a half-bushel scoop or
anr thing else.
The only fanlt with this granarr Is
that it ought to be moved into the barn
Just outside the threshing floor, wher-?
loads to and from it could be unloaded
and loaded from the bara floor, and
grain not ground down in chutes below
for feeding. In this connection it Is
well to remember that an Insurance
company will charge no more lor in
suring grain in a barn than in a gran
ary ten rods from the barn. lint some
one mar suggest that the insurance com
panies do not insure against rats and
mice. Ot-toUrse no', but bins made of
maple with the exposed joints protect-
ed with strips of tin woidd do tklM.
Cor. Ohio Farmer.
HOW TO TREAT WEEDS.
racta That fthontd Be Bora, la K ial fey
All lUlors f the Soil.
After all said and taught about
preparation of soil for a plant, and th.
seed or strain and the manure, these
are really not the main points of cult
ure. What it is that does most to
secure profitable yield Is perfectly clean
wc-cdinif. If there be nothing poison
ous in th i ground, Hnd if It ass any
share left of Its native coating of vege
table mould, plants of some sort will
grow in it as long as neither thetr tops
aro broken nor their roots cut: and the
plant of our choice will grow well In
it if we prevent any other plant from
growing so near as to ocenpy any of
the bed of soil with iw roots, lwo
neighbors wero talking on this topic
ping with ills hoe in the damp soil
among countless young weeds which
he was not exterminating, but" rather
multiplying by cuttings. Your
ground," he sald.to B. "doosn t seem
to bring any weedsl What can oe tne
reason?" And. I'l fact, B's ground
BniU llln. lie ailtiTU at wi- nuuuni Tiwiim
b fore they could go to seed, and as
for any perennial ones, their leaves
were cut just. as soon as they showed.
It must not be forgotten that a plant's
own sister plants may become weeds
to it. If a flower in a child's garden
as a petunia or a phlox requires at
least a square foot of space on which
to develop, the child should be shown
the necessity of taking out all other
I seedlings that come within that limit.
and OI Keeping an viinu oj-vo onrfcHj
clean aud open on tho surface.- Cor.
K. T. Trtliun
A sailor being asked to define the
difference between a kurrioane and a
typhoon, said: In a hurrieano the
wind U ws S3 hard as It can right
straight s ong; but in a typhoon just
r.s '.t a blowing its hardest, it gives an
awfid jerkl" M T. Lciger.
PROHIBITION IN IOWA.
fleport to the Business
Men of Des Moines.
SuccessBusiness Prosperity 850
New Hou.es In Des Moines.
29 Dwelling Houses
Large Bank Deposits.
To the Citizens' Meeting: The mem
bers of the committee appointed at the
meeting of September 20, charged with
the doty of examining into and reporting
upon the effects of the prohibitory law
upon our city, and the methods of en
forcement, bare made individually and
by sub-committees of the whole body, a
measurably thorough examination into
the matters intrusted to them, with very
gratifying results. The committee, how
ever, is on the track of other information
which it will not be able to obtain in time
for this meeting. To make a proper com
pilation of the same and the data already
obtained, the committee asks further
time while sub-committees report.
The law prohibiting the sale of all in
toxicants as beverages went into effect
Jaly 4, 1884 A statute which necessarily
attacked a large and lawless element,
possessed of, and commanding an abun
dance of money and wielding the formid
able political influence which attends the
saloon wherever it is permitted to thrive,
required time to make it effective. Con
sequently, while measures were taken at
once to enforce the law here and in the
state at large, perhaps half the time had
elapsed between the date the statute west
into effect and the present time, before
law could be said to have the upper
hand; and indeed until after the Clark
law passed the most effective work was
not done. Other causes conspired to
prevent i's enforcement in this locality
until the present year. The struggle for
its enforcement, however, was going on
all the while, and then it was that the
heavy court costs of which so much as
said, were entailed. In the nature of
things the struggle against an institution
which is the conservator of all crime,
could not bnt be costly. The institution
of slavery, could it have been peacefully
abolished, would yet hare entailed an
enormous indebtedness upon the nation.
As it was, the expenditure was fearful
Yet as a mere matter of dollars and cents
who would restore it to-day ? The strug
gle over the benefits of that struggle are
now perceptible. So is it with the fight
for prohibition, and we doobt not the
time will come here, as it is eoming in
Kansas, and as it came in Maine nearly
twenty years ago, when no party will be
found to oppose it When the law went
into operation July 4, 1884, there were in
Des Moines some
ftlXTT-TBRKX XJCKITSKD 8AI1OOKS,
Beeidee soores of drug stores and illicit
places where liquors were sold mote or
lees freely. In addition to all these, there
were four breweries and one distillery in
mil operation, manufacturing immense
quantities of intoxicants per month.
Now there is neither distillery.
brewery, nor saloon openly offering
to sell intoxicating liquors aS a beverage,
Doubtless there are yet some "boles-in-
the-walT where liquors are clandestinely
sold to the initiated into the devious ways
of these disreputable and outlawed
places. It is equally certain that many
of our druggists, contrary to the pledgee
of the State Association of Pharmacy,
and of the spirit and intent of the phar
macy law, continue now, as they did be
fore the enactment of the present law, by
means of various subterfuges and dis
guises, to all considerable quantities of
intoxicating liquors. The defects which
experience has shown to exist .in the
pharmacy law, and in (be whole matter
of granting permits, ought to be, and
islature. But it will be no cure for the
evil to open the flood gates wider. The
charges sometimes brazenly made that
there is as much liquor sold and as much
drunkenness in Des Moines now ss before
the prohibitory enactment, are so mani
festly and egregiously false that they need
no refutation before any intelligent,
honest and observing assembly of onr
citizens. Evidenty "the wish is the father
to the thought" on the part of those mak
ing the allegations.
Here it is proper to notice some recent
statements concerning shipments into
i thj city. A very "conservative" estimate
is made to put the shipmentr of beer into
this county at 500 car loads, by judi
ciously selecting one cf the -two roads
which moved nearly all of it, and as that
road is said to have brought in 52 car
loads, every road coming into Des Moines
from whatever direction, including the
Osceola and Winter-set roads, is assumed
to do the same I From the same source
comes a statement as to the amount of
distilled spirits brought into the county,
based upon "shipping pe nails"- issued
from the county auditors office. Every
timo these liquors are, moved by a com
mon carrier, whether a railroad company
or sn expressman, it must be under a
"shipping permit" One of the companies
doing business retains the shipping per
mit, eo'that another has to be issued to
unload the car on the road of that com
pany when it arrives here. It the whole
sale dealer sells it to a retailer, and the
latter employ an expressman, there must
tie anotner permit; and tne same it it is
cold to go out of town. Hence the same
package, of liquor may be the subject of
two, three or even more permits. It is
therefore easy, by putting all these per
mits tegether, to figure out a large
amount of "shipments" into the country,
Of this liquor thus brought in it is well
known that a large part, if not the greater,
goes out of the city.
It is quite remarkable that these state
ments of enormous quantities of liquor
used here are employed by those who tell
us that people are leaving Des Moines
because they can't get it But it is the
same story that is told by the advocates
of the liquor business everywhere. An
other remarkable thing about the busi
ness is the fact that the manufacturers of
these liquors are so willing to spend their
ubstasoe tor the repeal ot ltwi whioh, da
not affect their interests, if, ss is claimed,
they sell as much anyway, even going so
far as to send ns literature half way across
the continent Is it not wonderful sud
an exhibition of rare public spirit on the
DBS BfOtSKS BCSIKESS INTERESTS ?
During the period since prohibition be
came s law, as has been well said, the
state, especially this part, has suffered ss
never before from poor crops. The fail
nre of 1886 was a phenomenal one. This
f jet of itself will account for whatever
of depression there may be observed here,
i, wiiii iue urouiu oi uie present rear,
will account for the depression now prev
alent in many of the other states. Not
withstanding these drawbacks, it is a
little satisfaction to note the generally
improved tone of business as shown by
one of the best tests, the amount of de
posits in banks. The reports made to
the auditor of state by banks reporting to
him, show the following amount of de
posits in different years:
On No. C-oraVL No. Sarinm- Ho. Total.
Hay 4. --4-4.:S9.KM -t(.7, .J 5 7H- tl.2.79B
ion SO, -W-SO 4.238.2 M1. "!. 84 H.63M.
JaiaU.'8I-& S.747XI ,0j 101-U.716U6
The number of failures reported to
Iowa the first half of this year was 172
against 206 during the corresponding pe
riod of List year, and 199 in 1385-
: CBXHTKAZi STATISTICS.
The apparent effect upon the volume of
crime is, however, among the most nota
ble of the phases of this movement The
number of commitments to the peniten
tiaries for the entire state in the year
ended August 8L 1884, were 8i2, or one
in 5,t45 of the population, estimating the
same at L725,000 ; in the following year
there were S49, or one in 5,026 of the pop
ulation Jan. L 1885, of L753.980, accord
ing to the census; for the next yesr they
amounted to 332, or one in 5,419, estimat
ing population at 1,775,000: for the year
enJed Angust 3L 1887, they were 286, or
one in 62U4 people, estimating the popu
lation at iuu.uju. l nese cgures are the
more noteworthy because this state bad
already, before the enactment of prohibi
tion, a smaller prison population propor
tionately than any other in the Union,
th possibly one exception. JUast win
ter, reports by wardens of the various
state prisons and most of the reformato
ries in the country showed a population
therein of 57,594, or 1 in 872 of the popu
lation according to tne census or l9H),
while the number in the lows institu
tions 1,072 in all was 1 in every 1,515.
If the reformatories had all been report
ed, the diffe.eoce between the propor
tions for Iowa and those of the country
at large, is fully 2 prisoners for the latter
to one for the former. If the reformato
ries were all omitted from the calculation.
our state would have a smaller convict
population in proportion than any other
8 ate except Maine. The records of the
penitentiaries show that for the rear
ended August 31, 1884, 27 persons were
committed to the penitentiary from this
county, in the following year 28; during
that which closed on the last day of An
gust of this year, there were only 13, 15
less than during ti e preceding year, 12
Jess than the average oi the preceding
1 be commitments to the county jaiL
and the number of arrests by the police,
enow also a marked decrease. The num
ber of indictments by the grand ju y gets
less every term, while the costs both in
the district and justices courts are dimin
ishing, the latter baring fallen off more
than one-half. In considering the mat
ter of eosts. it is well to bear in mind that
the prohibitory law has bad not oaly to
bear the burden of its own enforcement
but bad the full weight of the evils of the
rum traffic of the past as welL Conse
quently the heavy expense attending the
prosecution, although this has been most
GROWTH OF TUB COT.
Despite the continued crop failures,
and notwithstanding the emigration to
Kansas (another prohibition state), Cali
fornia and elsewhere, in search of cheaper
lands or a mikler climate, our city has
enjoyed a healthy and gratifying growth.
Wherever the members of the committee
have gone, business men, among the best
in the city, have told us that prohibition
has never hurt Dee Moines. On the con
trary, we are told on every band of in
creasing business and less credit asked.
Many merchants have expressed to us
surprise at the favorable outlook in view
of all the croaking we have heard.
. rsCBKABKD BASS DKPOSIT3.
The deposits hi the savings banks are
here worthy of note. "We give them :
April , W S115.9S5 72
April 6, 1j4 SWll 57
April 24, 1-MS 577j9
May S, l... 72S.SI29 17
Uar H, 1SU7 8W9460 56
W e have not been able to leant or a
single desirable citixen who has left our
city because of prohibition, but we are
assured that the good name the city sus
tains for temperance, morality, and intel
ligence, is doing much to draw a most
desirable class of citizens, who come here
to rear and educate their children in a
prohibition town. The present year has
witnessed the establishment of a large
carnage and wagon manufactory, capable
ot employing 12oor more men; the intro
duction of another starch factory, the
construction of one of the largest eleva
tors in the West, the erection ot a mag
nificent hotel, and the building of s
superb edifice by g strong financial insti
tution. In addition, there have been
erected in the city and its suburbs some
twenty-five blocks for business, besides
850 dwklijho Horses.
Another manufactory is almost secured,
and vet others are pointing this way,
And nothing better can be desired toward
furthering these objects than the assur
ance that Des Moines will remain a sober
It has been found necessary to pro
vide increased school accommodations.
Within the past two years, fifteen addi
tional school rooms have been opened in
the city, eight last year and seven this,
an increase of some 12 per cent, in the
two fears." In addition there have been
opened nt the same time some eight or
ten additional rooms in tne suDurrjo im
mediately adjoining the city more than
double the seatinraapacity of the schools
therein. In the City the schools open this
year with nearly 400 more pupils at the
close of the second week, than at the same
time last yenr. Moreover, a census of
North Des Moines, now nearly finished.
shows that suburb to have a population
in the neighborhood of 2,000, against 585
in 1885. The committee is aware that an
attemot is made to attribute the growth
ot the suburbs to prohibition in Des
Moines, people going there, it is said, to
a-cane hi&rh taxes. The city taxes ar-
not any hurher. indeed, iney are lower
than they were three or four years ago
and prohibition obtains in the growing
suburbs more tnan it noes nere.
KXFOBCINa THX LAW.
As to the methods of enforcing the law,
it is proper to say that the statute h-s
had to depend for its enforcement very
largely upon the sheriff and the consta
bles. The prohibitory law has in no way
extended the prerogatives or the consta
bles, who, in Iowa as in most other states,
have always been charged with the en
torcement ot law in any part of the coun
try. The talk about outside constables
hnn been mostly eratuifous. That the
constables of Folk county in honestly en
deavoring to enforce this law or any other
should sometimes make mistakes is not
strange. Bnt when the desperate and
murderous character ot tha saloon ele
ment is considered, th gmt wooder
that the officers have made so few mis
takes. The spirit that shot down in coM
blood Rev. tieorge C5. Haddock, stoned
the residences of Prof. Fellows and other
good citizens in Iowa City, that threat
ened nnd executed mob violence in Mar
shalitowa aoi elsewhere, the spirit ot
intimidaticn, ruSankm and murder -manifested
everywhere by this class the
spirit that shot down one of our own con
stables in the discharge of his official
duty ia a becoming manner, snd sent
drunken, infuriated, howling mobs in
pursuit of others at ditierent times; that
caused these desperadoes to more thaa
onee fire at the constables and to attack
them with stones and clubs Is not a
spirit that justifies any officer in dealing
tenderly with it We find that the sto
ries industriously circulated in this and
other states by the enemies of prohibition
concerning the brutality of these consta
bles, are either base fabrications or gross
exaggerations of the facta. If tree in any
case, it was the right and duty of thoee
knowing thereof to have the offenders
prosecuted. To say that the grand jury
would not act is to employ a subterfuce.
The difference between that body and
the circulators ot the slanders, is that the
former requires evidence, sworn evidence:
with the latter, facts sre not rtecemary.
they sre only an impediment The Druer
ease, particularly, was investigated by
the grand jury, and the fifteen members
of that body were practically unanimons
in ignoring it.
A word as to the .Miller" case. Mere,
acco ruing to an address recently pnb
lished, a man and his wife were taken
from their bed, put into jaiL kept there
overnight; taken before a justieey end
then discharged, no witness appearing
against them. This is the story as told, '
and we are farther informed "that the
wife was as respectable and chaste as any
in the state." What followed ? Instead
of pursuing the matter, and trying to
bring the offending officer to justice, the
couple "leave town. This way of treat
ing such an outrage suihcientJy jnstmea
the committee ia asking to be excused if
it measures the respectability and chas
tity of the other views in the state by a
ease got to do with the prohibitory law 1
They were not arrested for violotioat of
that law any more than they were for
horse rtealing, unless we are to under
stand that he who attacks the brothel
also assails the saloon. Is it eon tern- .
plated to license other inf amy ? Are the
the sons of the people not enough for the
sacrifice ? The address to which we have
referred is not signed. On the eontrery,
it is put to the signatures long before
written. It is a very injurious way to
obtain signatures, but it is not signed.
It is a common thing with patent right
Tbe man who circulates these false
hoods referred to seems to have adopted
the rule that a Lie to be efficient most be
closely adhered to and often repeated."
The falsity of the charges as made sre
such as leave no room for apology for
those who circulate them. In our opin
ion these constables are entitled to the
thanks and support of all good citizens
for their perilous efforts to enforce the
law. Nor is it true as intimated that the
searches for the forbidden liquors are
made under a new law. The statute un
der which this action is hed, dates back
to 1855, except that it was slightly
amended in 1862. And when t he officer
executes a search warrant he has a yet -older
law for his authority, one. abso- '
lately unaltered since its first adoption
in the year lSoL, liiis law reads iiitis:
"The othcer may break open any outer
or inner door or window of a hoosevor"
any part of the house, or anything therein
to execute the warrant, if alter notice of
his authority and parpose, be be refused
admission." Section 4638, Code. ;
The greatest surprise to your coipiait-
tee in this whole matter is to find that a
considerable Dumber of persons who have
children to rear and property to protect,
should lend their names and the weight
of their influence to the demoralization
of the community and the destroying of
the good name and prosperity of their own.
city. Such a fact is truly astonishing.
but goes to show tne lengtn to which
some men will go to prove their former
predictions trne. to gratify their appe
tites and prejudices, or to carry out their
In -new of this tact it Becomes all good
citizens, irrespective of religious or polit
ical affiliations, or opinions, upon the ab
stract question of expediency of enacting
the prohibitory law, to put forth the most
determined efforts in the interest of truth.
the general enforcement of law and order,
and for vindicating the just repuUttioa of
our city against the slanders axi indig
nities that have been heaped upon it by
those who should be its irieida.
The committee announced that owing
to the short time they had had at their
disposal, they had not been able to com
plete the report, but wished to make a
supplemental report or finish at some
future meeting, in accordance with this
it was moved that when the meeting ad
journed it do so to meet in one week to
hear the final report. After another song
Attorney General Baker waa introduced.
He at once set the audience into good
humor by a witty and forcible exhorta
tion in behalf of the prohibitory law and
against the men who are working ia the
interest of saloons, lie had been down
in Missouri lately and had seen some of
the workings of the license plan, and seen
how these men wanted onr state to be
come. He referred to the "Ananias Soci
ety" which they had down in Kansas, the
head man of which was referred to as
the "D. L.," and he told hw the Leader
had received the honored position of U.
Ii., and that now Eiboeck had gone to
Omaha and outdone all other members ot
the Ananias Society by telling falsehoods
about Des Moines, and he now maintains
undisputed the title of D. L." of the
society. Mr. Baker spoke but a short
time, after which the meeting adjourned.
3Iore Effects of Prohibition.
Being anxious that our readers may
know the trutbTin regard to the effect of
prohibition, we have selected one of the
leading lines of business that of lumber
and building material, and as a leading
dealer in that line, Mr. E.O. Willing
ham, who says:
"The lumber business is a true index
to the prosperity or adversity of any city.
When a city stops building, the lumber
yards dry up, mills stop, snd railroads
cease to bring in car loads of lumber. X
am now receivingdaily more lumber than
for years. I have jhst had over 2,000,000
feet of first-class lumber, sawed expressly
for this market, and I am now enjoying
the best trade for seve.-al years past, and
that is saying a good deal, for my busi
ness hws been a success from tne tame l
first came to this eity. I attribute my
increase or rraae lareeiy ro rironioitio
as I am selling more lumber to the work
ing class than ever before. I have ven
tured to ask some of them bow they came
to the idea of having a home, and they
invariably reply that it ia the money they
used to spend for drink; and I say with
out fear ot successful contradiction that
working men put m more time and are
better satisfied than they were two years
ago. I voted for prohibition and am per
fectly satisfied with it My business is
all that I could ssk. and I can't well see
how-it is not so with those who complain.
We have a business in Chattanooga, and
if the market was not all we wjsuM ask
we could easily consolidate our business
as dry as Atlanta now is, that a au,
is Southern. Sts?.