JO B PRINTING. i.-.: tTSAVKn VVKItT ritit-AY.I TTT 3. H. STINS & CO. Publisher Xrvj daecrtgrUofl of TEEMS U1T 8U8t.'RiPl luH. 4 Hi JiJ M Prinlirz en tet Ltlcs. Ona Tr ti 00 6:1 Mn-.h , 1 33 r hmt Uaaiha. tit 1J j ..jlSv. 1L J. ira-rahl. m afi-auoe.l TEEMS OF AKVKtmSIirU. ( LEUJLI. ) Lesal Blanks, Business Cards. Letter Heads. Bill Heads, Circulars, Posters, Bue. Exacutad is good lit jit and at lowaat Hi-loc ifrieea. Oi-ta aquam, ftrt ttt-wTtiwa ,. ....5 W addl.tunal mae-rUon 1 50 VOL. I. LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1837. Lot! Knife--., mt line 15 cent NO. 35. Regular ;vfM tlvmrntJi lna-Tte1 upo-a (',f--1 trm. j HE BOCIETT NOTICES. 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, LKSASOH ORKOOK. rrOfR -e in V-rick building, over M. A. Mil- F. M. MILLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW Notary Public and General Insurance Agt. LXBAJtOK. OREQOJT. O-'Hectl.-ma and o!hr boatneea vvjeBBtl-r attaaecd W. Otto oa Main eu-aet. DR. A. H. PETERSON, SURGICAL DENTIST, Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty. LKBAXOH. ORKBOB. . 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 kuaat aad BEST BTTLBS. i& Patrocaca napeetfaUy solteited. Gt. Charles Hotel. LEBANON. Oregon. 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 Aflbida. Sample "tooae end tha "B- Aaeocmnodatlooa to Commercial mam. -GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.- C. T. COTTON, PUUB IS 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. TTftQ.f'i-'TiTfliTTrftf'i BTfil KJEXUKXJBEBGKR, Praprleters. i - Freeh and Salted Besf and PorVk - - - MUTTON, PORK, SAUSAGE, BOLOGNA and HAM. Bacon and Lari alt aiHaM. Main Street, Lebanon, Or. . 1 (owax, 3. V. BAXATOif, J. W. Cvicx. BANK OF LEBANON Lebanon, Oregon, Transacts a General Banking Business. Acooua's Kept Subject to Chack. XXCHAXOS BOLD OS In Tort, San Francisco, PartlEl and !toy, Crecn, Collections Made orf favor able Terms. W. C. PETERSON & CO., IiTsry, M k Si Sties, LEBANON, OREGON. 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 Harness, - AND GOOD RELIABLE HORSES. Farties deairln to take a trip to the mountains, or other places of recreation, should call and see our Special Conveyances For such trip. ill Ms or Teaming & Hanlim Dons -AT- Reasonable It cites. B. H. BARKER. PROPRIETOR OP Temperance Hall SloaisGiery&PoBlTalilss Xaix Street, Labaaoa, Oreem. -th bkst or- Cigars aifl GoifsclEsriss -FOR THK- Accommodatlon of Patron. Parties will flrd this a pleasant place for Innocent amusement. B. H. BARKER. MAYER BEOS., IACKSMMS, Lebanon, Oregon. Horsesioeisji: and General BejairiiiL ALL. WORK WARRANTED TO GIVB SATISFACTION. Price3 to Suit tho Times. GIVE US A CALL. NEW erf COXSISTIUO TheLatest Styles la HATS, BOMETS AND TR1SM5S, -AT- JtXrw. . W. Jllco'g, atsia f trert, iAhaaof , Ore oa. Mil Goods W.; SMITH,. Lebanon, DKAUW siiramB,Iroii,Piis,&c. .MAHVVAOTVXIB OF. Tin, Copper. Sheet-Iron Ware, 22VE r3rOtJrX'. 12 to. All kinds of Repairing Also keep Tli WOVEN 3 . GO AN,v.- ' Dealer In BURYING ROBES & COFFINS CONSTANTLY ON HAND Also Doors, Windows and Blinds. P. A. DEALER IN Drugs. Medicines. Paints. Oils and .Glass. ALSO A Complete Stock of Stationery, -AN LA.DIES' TOILET ARTICLES. Prescriptions a Specialty. Next Door to W. D. Donaca, Lebanon, Oregon. MITCHELL & LEWIS CO., Limited. r aetorr t Baelae. Wis. fA!.rACXrBIRS OF THE MITCHELL FARM y ' i V i i' '- in-' t,' ii mi "r i nff I 111 r-r-nii " - " ,'$'"Jt3'mi " 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. .dialer nr. WatciBS, (Ms, Jewelry, Sifter AGENT roa hock VsefVOSSeT Repairing Specialty. o e um a L F. & H. At Singer Sewing I MP--aaar-r.hr V, C 1 Tr t etna, Wi m im Vmmm9w ... V .tr r Kaiuat-ra jEau-araa. Xaay UUWmSS. L2IOA2TON. OIU2002T Oregon lit Done at Short Notice. la stock WIRE 33IU13. Furniture. r.llLLER, AND SPRING WAGONS. aad Top Plated Ware and Optical Goods. AVATCIIES CXACTIM0 All TTnrlr sssnct Guaranteed1 an roa rms.... Machines & Machine Supplies. CONVENIENT OPANARY. 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 4tZJtt&' 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 iir 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. THK BF.POBT. 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 l.-rr&tt"'"'?: 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 three years. 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 nagrantiy exaggerated. 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 city. '. lira BCHOoia. 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 vendors. 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 pet notions. 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?.