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Hjc Lebanon Sxpcc5t
ii .mmnio, iceusher.-
FRIDAY, MARCH ,23, 18W.:
With this issue we cease our con
nection withTuK Lebanon Exprebs,
having disposed of the same to
MesArs. Adams fc, Alexander. In
giving up our work we have no ex
cuse nor apology to make for any
thing. W hUe we have not done as
much for the advancement of our
locality as we would like to have
done, In all particulars we have
done ot'R best. Our Buccessors are
both good men and we feel sure
will give you a tetter paper than
you have been receiving, and will
leave nothing undone that should
be done to advance the interests of
Lebanon. Thanking the public for
their support, we now make our
be8tbow. II. Y. Kirkpatrick.
The very graceful retirement of
II. Y. Kirkpatrick from the man
agement of The Express will lead
to the inquiry, " Who are your suc
cessors? what are their qualifica
tions? and what kind of a newspa
per may we expect?" In answer
to the first query, we are Oregoni
an one by birth, the other by
adoption. With but eligLt varia
tion of the ancient Jewish declara
tion, we can say, "An Oregonian
was my father, "ready to perish."
In common with the people of this
atate, we think this the best coun
try in America. As to our qualifi
t'ations,mode8ty forbids our passing
judgment in the matter; but we are
willing to bide the censorship of a
reading public, the standard to
which every enterprise of the kind
muBt sooner or later be brought to
judgment. In answer to the last
query we speak advisedly, when we
nay that you will get a paper that
in" loyal to the interests of the
State in general, but more particu
larly shall we consider the welfare
and guard the interests of linn
county and the town of Lebanon.
Further than thiB we Bhall make
no raah promises, that there may
lie few calls to repentance and no
demand for humiliating apologies.
In taking charge of The Express
we are painfully conscious of the
versatility of talent required and
the responsibility imposed. In
taking charge of a newspaper it b
too often the case that the public
regard the editor aa a public foot
ball to be kicked and bandied
about with impunity. We appre
hend no trouble in this respect and
shall obviate such unpleasant
experience by giving value received
for every dollar put into the paper.
We ask our readers to contribute
in every nossihle way to the suc
cess of the paper, that we may
mutually share its benefits.
A. Jack Adams,
Geo. L. Alexander.
THE POPULATION Q VESflON.
The population of the earth can
only be approximated. The moat
reliable figures perhaps,' are one
billion, two hundred and fifty mil
lions. '''It has been estimated that
war, famine and pestilence have
destroyed human life to the extent
of depopulating this earth eleven
times. Arguing from this fact
some theorists conclude that these
calamities are indispensable in
weeding out surplus humanity and
regard them as providentil visita
tions to that end. But this i to
think unworthily, of the Creator.
The majority of philosophers who
have simulated on the quesiton of
population seem to have mistaken
poverty and ignorance with their
necessary consequences, sin and
misery, as the normal and perma
re:it condition of mankind; and
reasoning from this false premise
they have consistently arrived at
conclusions from which all the
higher powers of our souls must
revolt. A dense population and a
scarcity of provisions naturally
suggest the idea of a Burplus of hu
man bcingajljut instead of inves
ti ;ating the primary problem
whether this aggregation of people
in a given locality is proper, and
famine unavoidafJe;Ywhcthcr those
people live normaHy'or'.otherwwe,
our philosophers-only ithink-of some
plan, in the ways of Providence, in
the order of nature or in the disor
ders of the world to get rid f tiie
surplus, to keep the population of
the world down to the level of the
iaeans or iubBistence,,. inu ooc
I trine shocks our reason, lnBults our
moral sense, and blasphemes Deity.
It makes disorder the rule pr .law
of the universe nd order i"the ex
ception. It points to no philoso'
phy but that pf expediency, wbioh
is no philosophy at all, while it
implies that these evils are as en
during as the earth itself. It
ignores every principle and all
ideas of progress in the human
race. Progress is the fundamental
and all pervading law of the. uni
verse. No nation ever did or ever
can decline and die until infirmity
and disease are stamped on the
masses of the people. No nation
can avoid the fate of Rome, Cai
thage and Greece if they indulge
in luxury, and luxury leads to dis
sipation. The epitaph of every
nation of any consequence that has
fallen may be written in the words
luxury and dissipations The world
proceeds upon the- principle of
bread, desjteration and sovereignty.
Han has too long acted upon the
sophism that the world owes him a
living and therefore if he cannot
get bread lawfully he will . get it
illegitimately. We believe in evo
lution, not in a contracted sense, in
one direction only, but ia an evo
lution as broad as creation; an evo
lution of the means of subsistence
commensurate with the increase of
In retiring from the newspaper
business, we do not do bo because
we do not like the work nor can't
make a living, but because we think
we can do better elsewhere. In
taking charge of this work two
years and two weeks ago, we did so
under very embarrassing circum
stances, and for awhile it was a
hard struggle for us, but we haye
stayed bravely with it and new
have The Express on a good pay
ing basis with a largo circulation.
It is true that we have made a few
enemies some because they failed
to use us to grind their own axes,
and others because they- differed
with us; but we can. say we have
no ill will against any, and wish
success to all. Many have been
true friends to us and to the pppot,
and to all such we would "say that
your kindness has been appreciated,
and we assure you that no act has
been unnoticed, but will always be
remembered. We have also xnidi
some mistakes, but. they were-from-
the stomach and not the heart. A
hungry editor can't be responsible
for everything that appears" in the
pay columns. If we had our work
to do over we would try to do dif
ferently in some things, but' it is
now one of the things of the past;
we have done the best we could
with what light we had to go by,
and leave it to the public to decide
whether or not we have been a ben4
efit ttf the community.
H. Y. Kirkpatrick.
LEBANON PRODUCE MARKET.
Cbnr4 Bnr? Wask.)
EfTK 16c per dot.
Kinine chickens 14 00 per do.
Old chicken 15 00 per dos.
' Broilers 13 75 per doz.
. Ducks $8 00 per doz.
' Gwse $J 00 per dot.
Turkey 12jc per lb.
Hide 10c per lb.
Shoulder c per lb.
Said llicperlb. .
utter 22c per Ik.
Lnrd in nulls $1 25 per can.
" " lulk-8c per lb.
Liebaiion IJuth IIoms.
I. II. BOItUM, PROPRIETOR.
Bmooth shaves and latent style hair
cuts. Hhaiupooing Spanish Lueter
cures the scalp of dandruff. Lebanon.
Examine the fine st-ok of books of
all kinds at Beard and Holt's.
on . .
Good Farm Property
; : at
8 Per Cent.
I examine my own security, write
my own paper, and if title is perfect
can close business up in short order.
Call on or write me.
S. N. STEELE
With E. 0. Beardsley,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
Aldan v, Oxeoox. m28
pang Ont Onr Banner on
;r the Onter Wall
THE CRY IS STILL
Montage's Magnificent Spring
; Stock of Dress Goods in
Such as De Beiges, Foulards,
' Chatties, Satines,
BwIm Utm, Blthopand Victoria Trimmings,
Ribbons, VlvU, Plush In Many aha,
Sutton. On Thousand Vartatlao
In fact everything to make a lady's
eyes fairly sparkle. Both the Mam
moth store and the One Price Cash
Store are the recipients of Immense
8tocka, and Montaguo proposes to
sell them to the people who deal in
in any town in the State of Oregon.
To those wise (?) ones who trot off
to other than their home town to
purchase cheap John trash, pause
ere'it be too late; discard the idea
of buying anywhere but at home,
and 'then only of Montague,' and
you will have your youth renewed,
your mind in serene content, and
l(Xj cents' worth for your dollar
every time.' No baits, no chromoa,
no !, steel or wood engravings of
awfdfy ' homely shoemakers does
Montaeue delude his customers
with, but he DOES give them the
choic cf tne,very .best goods Jrom
the: largest' selection this 'side of
Portland, at the most moderate
prioes for cash or approved country
IBs who stasia sty saws stasis tms
From the fact that I have emp
Jtied it n purchasing the above-
anted- goods at panic prices, and
akain purchasing the dauueet lot of
LADIES SHOES, V
MSN'S SHOES, -.
J BOYS' SHOES,
I GIRLS' SHOES,
Talk about other brands of shoes
than the magnificent line kept by
Montague. Shoo, fly, don't bother
me; there is room enough in the
world . Cor thee" and me. We can
FIT anyone, and when Montague
says FIT he means it, and he is not
going to send you out of his palatial
stores with those abominable monsters
in leather which you may possibly
And in other establishments not a
thousand miles from our grand em
porium, and which makes your feet
loak as though you were a new arrival
from Chicago. No, do not make any
mistake when you want OOOD Boots
or Shoes for mother, wife or sister,
the grandmother to the baby, the
grandfather to the last new boy, but
be sure to call on Montague and se
cure what you may require in that
line. Every pair fully warranted.
Ho? as to Clothing.
Whta the purse was emptied, a
above succinctly set forth, Montague
was compelled to open another bar'!
for the purpofe of securing to our cn-
toiuers toe latest novelties in line suits
as well as those adapted to every-dtty
weur. We are now opening up our
elegant design 3 In Oregon City Cloth
ing, California' Cowiniere Clothing.
Men's Clothing, Youth's Clothing,
Boys' Clothing, all Imported Ooodn,
ejeganv-ntting gnrmenU, at scandal
oubIv low prices.
Montague has had over forty years
experience lit selling goodn, twenty of
which were spent among ytu right
here In Lebanon, and he now oroDowes
to spend tiis evening of his life In gir-
1 A -l',ijt ..II . . .
ing io oim.aou -uii sucn prices as ine
Boss Orffjgef M Linn county never
dreamediof. ,.Make Montague know
yeu are tfolrig" M pay cash down and
no trruniblin? (the cltronln irrumtlr la
a despicable creature), and he will
maae prices to you a:i right
NEW STORE and
We have opened a New Store
Peebler & Buhl's Old StanD,
And wish to announce to tho poople of
Lebanohon and vicinity tpat i '
WE HAVE COM TO STAY. .
Give us your support, for we intend to
stay among you. We have a good and
v . fresh stock of
GRO.C E R I'E S,
, SUCH A8 :V, , '
Canned Goods of all
Grass Seeds and Wall Paper,
TOBACCO & CIGARS, CROCKERY, ETfc,,ETC.,
In fact, everything that : can
be found in a first-class
S. P, BACH.
Pure Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils and Glass,
Fine Perfumery.Brashes & Combs .
CIGABS .AKD FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.;
Main Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
Golden Rule Bazaar,
The Leading Crockery, Fancy Goods
and Toy store of Albany, Oregon. . ;
Rogers Bros. 1M? Silicrtare, Freicl Ckinriii Hassra,
Boj's Sajflis, Baby til Doll Carriages. ;
General Assortment of Fancy. Goods. -
Bpeolmltj- la the JTlneet Teasj and CoAeesj.
He buys direct for net .cash and carries the largest
! stoct in the valley.
i ii it ii
All parties contemplating building, or desiring lumberfor
any other purpose whatever would do well to call on .
HUMPHREY & TAYLOR, .
At his lumber yard at this place or at the sawmill.
We have on hand a first-class stock of '
Rough and Clear Lumber.
Bills of all kinds filled on short notica
Gire me a call
y:. Before. Burchasinsr Elsewhere;
FRESH GOODS! W
0" -3 "CTgin
Humphrey & Taylor.