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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1889)
E. Y. Eirkpatrict, PuMisSsr.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1SS9.
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If the rich llndsor gold and silver
continue to develop thenwelvea tu In
the ptwt year, Ort'gon will be a nocoud
Eldorado, eays an exchange.
Two of the Eugene papurs have been
t'hlargvd. the Guard and the Register
They present a very neat and uiuch
improved appearance, and show evi
dence of prosperity. 'wk; ,
lire. Toik now 85 year old, wears
liUtek ilk kid gloves all day and walks
v 1th a mild-headed cane, bhe never
leaves rCashville nor goes anywhere
in that town, except to chinch on
Queen Victoria, who traveled to
Trance a Countess of Balmoral, took
her own bed and bedding with her, a
uMom which her majesty never
breaks, even if invited to stay i a. roy
11 palace.. . -
Seven ministers in Ban Francisco
iisked what is the greatest enemy of
O.rwtianity at the present time, ana
M'veu distinct answers were given.
They were as follows: . Jfatural de
pravity, rationalism, materialism In-
umperiui',-, sectarianism, too little
preaching of faith and repentance, ana
Immigrants are pouring into Oregon
by the thousand every week. It Is
.-aid that on on average seventy-fiv
Lome seekers arrived in Portland daily
from California. The Bhort Line
brinsrs aliout the same number and
the Northern Pacific nearly as inauy
as both the other ruaus
The Nebraska lesisature has passed
a law making it nnlawful for any per
hou to fire off or discharge any firearm
on any public road or highway in any
eouuty of the state, except to destroy
some wild or ferccious animal, or an
officer in the discharge of his duties.
Nebraska must be a hard state for an
jfficer to enforce the law.
Speaking of an impeuding strike, the
Eutfalo Impress Bays: "There are
plenty of examples if the good sense
which every man will display just
now, having a secure situation, holds
on rather than flings it away at the
bidding ot some union or federation;"
Too true. The man who gets out of a
job nowadays knows not when lie will
get another position.
la all probability the farmer who
plauts a p'ltelMrf potatoes this season
will reap a rich harvest. Potatoes
h u e beu so extremely plentiful that
tis.'y have fallen in price until there is
no market for them, and in eotwo-
ijutnee the farmers are tunfing their at-.
. trillion to other crops. California far
mi i-i ure plautiuc largely of beans.
Tin rofoie the farmer who does raise
potatoes is likely next fall to find a
market for thenu
The people of Lebanon should raise a
few hundred dollars and send a suita
ble agent to Portland to interview im
migrants and post them in the great
advantages of Linn county. That Is
w hat other counties are doing and are
nutting with great suet-ess. We can
not cxpwt jsMiplt to come here unless
they uro informed of our advantages,
"How can tkey hear without a preach
er."' and no preacher will preach with
out money. .
liuiio JJiiSy, shouted a Norwich public-school
by of the primary division
to a pioruehial school chum. I'm stud
ying hijine and phizxrology now!
1 .,n't teach 'ux in yer school, does they?
'i l-.cy t. lis alt about yer self, just how
ninny iiiHlsters and molers yer have in
t r mouth, and how yer all tied to
jj.iher with ligenuents. If these
K-achers tell the truth, Billy, we're dun
up ju-:t as carefully as a bundle o'
tried apples is. Kx.
A westi-rn rancher hired a very in
t spei ieii'-ed lsy to help him about the
i',.nn. Al told the lad to take some
t-.ilt and salt the calf over in the past
i.: e. Thrf boy tookabout a quart of salt
:i.,(l rub'jed over the calf, working it
v .1! iiifo the hair. A gang of colts in
tin' p.;-i;;ri; scented the salt and got af-t.-r
the ea'.f. They licked the hair all
(..'! the r.i' Vii hide and .tried to lick the
i.: i..-. ff too. Al tried t catch tlx? calf
1 1 wus.i it, but the .creature, thinking
v. :s:;t'd to lick, too, ki ptnut of his
i Thy bfiy and the calf and far
; AI sre nil unhappy. The colts are
K.e o!;ly oises that gut any fun out of if.
.-iirbj Koiwar. . . .
TU UAIMtOAD COMX1.18IOW.
Inferring to your request that I give
my vlows of the whole subject of the
railroad commission matter, I cheer.
fully comply, aad will say that when
the railroad commission bill was first
Introduced Into the legislature In 18S7
I had the honor to be a member of the
tte senate, and supported the nil I as
the best measure that could then bo
passed in the interests of the farmers
and others who depend largely upon
railroad transportation conducting
their business. I believed at the time
that many abuses of railroad manage
ment, seriously affecting the material
interests of the fanners, might l rem
edied by the commission under the
power conferred upon them by the
bill. Another very important benefit
accruing to those affected by the abuse
above referred to under the operation
of this bill was the vast amount of sta
tistical information to lie gathered to
gether by the commission and reported
to the legislature. This last duty was
faithfully and elaborately performed
by the commission, and their report is
before the people. As to the abuses
which the friends of the measure had
hoped to see corrected, I am sorry to
sny they were all doomed to disap
pointment. On many occasions very
extortionate charges have ltecn made
by some of the railroads for transjKirt
ing freight, and It was hoped that un
der the power conferred by the bill
tipmi the commission It would be au
thorized to Interfere In such cases and
compel railroads to reduce charges on
freight to such figures as would be
considered reasonable. The railroads
at once disputed any such authority on
the part of the commission under the
law, and the -commission were com
pelled to go Into the courts to have
their power defined. To this end a
suit was brought In the name of the
commission in the circuit court of the
state of Oregon for. Umatilla county
against the Oregon Hallway & Navi
gation Company asking a decree of the
court requiring the railroad company
to refund to one, E. J. Bummervilie,
the sum of claimed to be an excess
over and above a reasonable comjHjn
sation exacted by the railroad from
rJummerville for transporting for him
a car lond of of wheat from Pendleton
to Portland. The commission obtain
ed judgment against the railroad com
pany In the circnlt court, but on ap
peal to the supreme court the Judg
ment of the circuit court was reversed
aud the case dismissed. The court
held that the commission had no power
under the law to tlx rates of fare or
freight or to determine when suth rates
are reasonable. .Hence,!! it as jhs
sible to secure under the law had been
secured in the report of information
concerning tlmmanner of the manage
ment of rullfads. At the late session
of the legislature a bill was introduced
In the senate by Hetintor Dawson of
this county amending the law so as to
Increase the number of commissioner
to th re, instead of two as under the
old law, and to provide fur their elec
tion by the legislature instead of their
appointment by the governor as under
the old law. This bili conferred no ad
ditional power upon the commission.
Viewing the commission as utUrly
pnwerles to help the farmers nguiust
the extortionate exactions of railroads
unless additional powers were conferr
ed uooii it. I sought to amend the bill
by providing that "Haid board shall
have the power to fix the maximum
rates of freight to be charged by the va
rious railroads of the slate, between all
points in the state." This amendment
whs voted down aud the bill passed as
originally introduced. It was vetoed
by the 'governor, who among other
"The board consisting under the law
as it now stands, of two eomiiilsfsioners
and a clerk, the compensation of whom
Hi!iuntel to $7500 per annum, had not
really enough work to do, owing to the
nrcrcrilsL-d limltution of Its power, to
Keep 'one man in healthy, steady em
ployment, nnd there is no reason why
the taxpayers of Oregon should be bur
dened with the cxifcndUure of fZ'M)
more for the employment of another
coniniission.tr who will reullv have
nothing to do but draw hissalaryquar
terij where for this unaccountable
benefaction of the Icgislu'tuue of Oregon
he might be able to earn an honot liv
ing mm farm or in a workshop."
This bill passed over the governor's
veto, and it in very evidi nt that it was
entirely satisfactory to t he railroad, as
all railroad uii'inbeis in Im.Ui bonces
siyiKirtel it. Hurumnri'.ing the whole
Bi.itler. I supported the bill passed In
l.7 Is-ciiuse 1 believed it conferred
some power by which railroad abuses
might be abated. Hut the court decid
ed otherwise. 1 opposed the last bill
because it .conferred no additional
power upon .the commission. And
without such power it is a nseless en
cumbrance upon the taxpayers of the
stale. It. A. Ihvixe.
The greatest emigration society at pres
cut is the Arn'titine Jlepubiic. It will
spend this year $3,000,000 to bring em
igrants from the north of Europe alone,
Ships fnmi England, Holland and
France are taking them over in thou
sands. ; s.
Montague's freight bills for
the past month have buen un
usually heavy, owing to the
large quantities of
New snd Ulcisrant MpHnjt
,: Hummer iomti
Being received daily at his
MAMMOTH STORK and at
the One Price Cash Store con
trolled by C. M, Talbott aa
The stocks of these estab
lishments are full and com
plete, and an experience of
nearly twenty years in the
trade at Lebanon enables me
to select such goods as will
meet the wants of the people.
As I buy for cash, a careful
inspection will satisfy anyone
of ordinary intelligence that
MONTAGtJE'S PRICES and
the superior quality of -his
goods fully merit the liberal
patronage he is receiving, and
for which he returns his pro
In Montague's PRESS
GOODS department will ' be
iound many new and elegant
designs purchased at very low
figures of one of the largest
importing houses in America.
The goods will be sold corres
pondingly low, and wo res
peetfdly'invite the ladies to
examine them before purchas
ing. Montague has been selling
a great many wedding dresses
lately, and will take pleasure
in furnishing complete outfits
to parties contemplating
Our CLOTHING DE
PARTMENT ileds but little
advertising, as the goods Bell
themselves. We keep native
Oregon manufactured cloth
ing as well as fine lines just
received from New York and
Chicago. A look through our'
stock will convince you that
we can fit you in any kind of
suit you may desire at prices
lower than a good many mer
chants cart buy their goods.
Wehavc good serviceable suits
at $5.75,7, $8, $9 or $10.
These prices are 25 per cent
lower than the goods are usu
ally sold in any town in Ore
gon. FOR THE BOYS.
,4'oys, it will interest you to
know that in selecting his
mammoth stoeks of clothing,
he has just laid in' the largest
assortment of Boy's Clothing
ever brought to this city.
Have your Papa and Mama
bring you in for a new suit, so
you can attend camp meeting
and the May picnics, and Ave
will fit you out very nicely.
Always insist on having them
go to Montague's for their
goods, as in his establishment
vou will get 100 cts. worth for
every dollar expended.
HOOTS AND SHOES.
In addition to a large stock
of Leather goods, Montague
has purchased an immense
stock of the celebrated Buck
ingham & IJeclit make of
boots and shoes. Every pair
warranted. V hen you need
anything in that line drop in
and see us. The goods and
prices are all mom.
THE ONE PRICE Cash
Store is an immense success;
the sales are very large and
increasing rapidly. It is true
the profits are very small, but ns we
can turn the money many times dur
ing the year, I find that In -the lonjr
mu H pays mucn ratter than the cred
it system. We all Must come at last to
a cash basis in all our business trans
actions, and the sooner the better.
Come on with your money, make us
know when you are looking at goods
that you intended nnruhnst-s MADE
CASH DOWN, and you will find
Moiitnputt ready to meet you with
prices that defy successful competition.
j. A. BEARD,
Druggist and Apothecary,
. DEALER IN
Pure Drugs, Medicines,
Paints Oils and Glass,
Fine Perfumery Brashes & Courts
CIOAUS AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.
Main Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
CRUSON & MILLER,
DEALERS IN . jf
WAGONS, BUGGIES, HACKS,
' AND ALL KINDS Off
, Vehicles, Implements,
TOOLS OF ALL SOKTS,
Light and Heavy Machines,
BARB AND SMOOTH WIRE,
IRON, STEEL, COAL,
GUNS AND AMMUNITION.
Call in, Gentlemen, and we will Make You
To any person who is offering better inducements or
fairer prices than
Wagon-and Machine work a.
I vont dish your whech to Quaker hats.
The "COMMON SENSE HARROW" Has Given Satisfaction,
and I will endeaior to mate my otter work
do the same. .
I am making a lot of new California racks; they are tin
best. Don't forget my horse shoeing, for I Jiuarantee fatis
faetion. Call and pee me at the lied Front shop.
NICB HAIR CUT
A SD A
Call nt my nhop, Main Ktiwt, Leba
non, Oregon. I iil lioue ruzoro and
Connected to my liop.
YOU CAN CET A BATH ANY TIME.
The linn of Cosliow & Cublo, linvlng
by mutual conwnt dissolved partner
Hhip on JMnndr .1, .ISM), nil personH
knowing tlicinwlvcM Indebted by note
or account to wtid tlrtu tire requeued
to call at tlie old Ntuml mid Kettle. The
hiMliiefffl in the future will lie curried
on under the ilnn lmmo of t'nltle &
HUmurd, C. J'i. .Stanurd having pur
dinned the Hhnro formerly; owned by
O. r. Cobhow, Kr.
Tin and Stove Store.
A CHEAP COUNTER
OF ALL KINDS OF
MORE GOODS FOR LESS EONEY
Than You Ever Saw.
W YOU WILL ONLY CALL,
You will be Astonished
At the Rock-Bottom Prices.