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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1893)
MAYOR..... .0. H. RALSTON
RKCORDEH OKO. W. RICK.
TKKABUKKR J. A. HOBHRTS.
MARSHAL. 8. C. MAOKKY.
J Ed. KKLLKNBERGEK,
1 G. W. CIU'SON,
' n u wi'B'priT.T.
City Council meets on the first and third
Tuesday-evenings of each month.
A Terrible Tragedy.
Saturday evening In Portland Con
rad J. Smith, book-keeper for Levy,
Spelgel A Co., was shot and probably
fatally Injured by C. H. Gove, a real
estate dealer. Gove then shot and
killed hlmwlf. About all that la
kuown as to the cajse of the tragedy is
contained In the following tetter found
upon the person of the deceased:
Saturday, March, 23, 1893.
To Whom It Hay Concern!
Since I am about to attempt a aome
what desperate feat,- at some risk to
myself, my life perhaps, I pencil the
following for the information of those
who are interested or tblnk they
"Five years ago next August, about
the 14th, C. J. Smith, while I was out
of the city, began rooming at my
borne. At the said time said Smith
was a business partner of mine. Abmt
a week after he began rooming at my
house, he entered my wife's bedroom
after she had retired, and attempted to
rape her person. He was immediately
and unceremoniously dismissed from
her room, but fearing business entang
lements, she felled to do entirely as
she should, but allowed him to remain
in the house until my return, when
she told me all. I kicked him out at
once, but did not do more, because I
wished to avoid entangling my wife in
way which might reflect more or
less upon her. I of course knew all
concerning the matter, and I hereby
wear by the Almighty God that I
know (so far as my intellect allows)
that my wife told me all, since she In
formed me at once regarding the mat
ter. I have brooded on the feet of a
business partner so basely acting until
I am nearly wild.
"I now propose to castrate said
Smith or kill him tonight, entirely
optional with him. In case I must
take his life, I will also, to avoid
further entanglements, take my own.
C. H. Gove."
Smith denies having assaulted Mrs.
Gove. The latter, who was away
from home at the time, has thus
far refused to talk about the awful
deed at all.
Aaotnsr Tnrnk MjiUrj.
The Pendleton Tribune rays: Fro m
Mr. John Thatcher, conductor on
the ran between Pendleton and La
Grande, is learned the detaite of the
finding yesterday of a body in the last
stages of decomposition at the La
Grande depot, the body being packed
in a trunk,
Among the iate arrivals al La Grande
was a woman of the class commonly
known as "fast." The woman brought
with her trunks which she ordered
left at the depot baggage room until
she secured for herself a house. The
desired location having been found, the
services of a drayman were engaged
and the trunks brought to the house,
and here the mystery commences.
Both the drayman and baggageman
had noticed and remarked on - the pe
culiar odor arising from one of the
trunks, without, however, suspecting
Its ghastly contents. The woman also
detected the stench before the trunks
were Inside the bouse, and complicated
mutters by denying all knowledge of
or ownership in the trunk and refusing
to accept tt. Nothing remained for
the drayman but to return the trunk
to the depot.
Here it was opened and the mutila
ted remains of a human being, so ad
vunced in the last stages of decompoei
tion as to make identifi'wtion impossi
ble, were disclosed to the gaze of (he
horrified on-lookere. The leaving of
Mr. Thatcher's train prevented him
from learning further details as to the
disposal of the remains or the solving
of the mystery connected with the ar
rival of the trunk at La Grande.
At New York at the national tele
graphic contest, In John W Mackay's
message clan, open to all receivers
A B Surkee, of Portland, Or., won first
prize, a gold medal valued at 1 10;
John H Jones second prize, gold msd
al valued at 1100. It is an interesting
fact that Mr. Hearn, formerly of Leb
anon, tied with Durkoe, for the ,prlvi
lege of going east.
Weather Bulletin. j
Winter, no called, is yet with us. The
temperature varies from 36 to 60 degrees, bu
the weather Is cloudy and the rains are
frequent, though not heavy.
Throughout the state the temperature is
from two to five degrees a day below the
normal, and the rainfall is deficient for the'
period from July last to date from 15 to SO
per cent. The whiter was devoid of any
marked low temperatures; about January
1st the lowest temperatures were recorded
in the mountains and higher elevations of
Eastern Oregon it was from 3 to 21 degrees
below zero. West of the Cascades it was
from 6 to 20 degrees above sero. The
marked feature of the winter was the heavy
snowfall, especially West of the Cascades
from December 20. to the 26, and from Jan.
27, to February 5. The snowfall in sections
was unprecedented. Over the wheat area
of the state the snow fell and formed a
covering for the fall-sown wheat, during
the period of the extreme cold..
The snow was generally lighter over the
stoak county, and reports indicate the
stock to be in good condition and that there
has beeu a very small percentage lost. More
were lost by keingkillcdbycoyotesand wild
cats than those that died from the lack of
food and shelter.
The acreage of wheat has generally in.
creased, in some counties to a large extent.
The amount of wheat seeded or that will
be, will make an acreage larger, even, than
the immense acreage of 1801, when it was
6115,0(10 acres, from which fourteen million
bushels of wheat were harvested.
The winter and first month of spring,
taken as a whole, have been decidedly
cooler than usual, witli a diticiency of pre
cipitation: these conditions have materi
ally retarded the advancement of vegeta
tion and also retarded the sowing of spring
Reports from all parts of the state show
that there is not even an almond tree in
bloom yet. In 180 on March 22nd, the
peach, almond, cherry, apple and plum
trees were in full bloom; ui 1890 the fruit
trees were in bloom on April 2nd: in 1891
the buds were backward, but on March 28,
many fruit trees were in bloom, and 1802
on April 2, the fruit trees can be said to
have been in bioom. Pruning of fruit trees
is about done, but few orchards, if any,
have been so far cultivated. The buds are
swelling now and in a few sections color
can be seen on the ends. Present conditions
and indications point to a most favorable
fruit year. The acreage of fruit has been
greatly increased, this is especially true of
peach, prune, pear and apple trees. Spray
ing has been commenced in Jackson coun
Very little plowing has been done so far
this spring. The soil is very wet and quite
cold. The rains considerably delay spring
The principal increase in this year's
Kowth will be wheat, fruit and hops; the
tter appears to be very generally
increased. Reports all indicate unusual
activity in agricultural anil horticultural
operations, and both start out under the
most favorable auspices for a successful
year, The cold, damp season retarding
bloom s it is, will materially assist the
fruit production of the year; it prevents
growth to grain, but allows of its stooling
and rooting. '
While the present looks favorable for a
successful year, it should be borne in mind
that in years past, April frosts have injured
and a few days dry, hot winds in J line have
nit the expected yield in wheat from 30 to
10 bushels per acre.
Lawyer Joseph M. Choate has con.
firmed the report from San Francisco
to the effect that the Chinese Six Com
panies bad retained bim to fight the
Geary law. Ex-Assistant United
States District Attorney Maxwell
Evarts will be associated with Choate
In the effort to defeat the law. It is
reported that New York and Brooklyn
Chinamen have already subscribed
138,000 to fight the law, and can raise
as much more should (he necessity
DALCLEISH k EVERETT,
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Builders' Hardware, &c, &c.
The Yaquina Route.
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E. W. Hadley, Receiver,
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Low Freight Rates.
Between Willamette Valley Points
and San Francisco.
Ocean Steamer Sailings.
8. 8. WILLAMETTE VALLEY.
Leaves Sail Eraucisco, March 14 anil 24.
" Yaquiua, " Maud 20.
This Company reserves the right to change
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'RIVER STEAM Kits.
Steamer "Hoag" leaves Portland, Wednes
day and Saturday at 6 A. M.
H.'O. Day, Gen. Ag't,
Salmon St. Wharf, Portland.
P. 'R. Vaijohh, en. Ag't.
San Francisco, Cal.
C. C.'ilooOE, (1. V. A V. A.,
LEBANON PRODUCE MARKET.
(Changed Every Week.
Flour 1 no per anok.
Chop $1 26 per owt.
Bran 80c per owt.
Mlddlhigs-lfl 00 per owt.
Apples Dried, 7o per lb.
Plums Dried, 6c.
Beef Dressed, S4c
Pork Dressed, 60.0
Hums 12 j(S16c per lb.
Bides 12J15c per lb.
Geese HH per do.
Ducks 5 00 per doz.
Chickens $3 004 00.
Turkeys 10c per lb.
Eggs lRc icrdoz,
Butter 80c pr lb.
Hides Oreen,23c; dry, 8o.
Poultry, Hides and
Huriiest cash nrlec nald for turkeys
geese, ducks mid chickens atoflice of
L-Jamhs, Straney and Moore'e old
stable, 4th slnet, Albany.
Also hides ana run oi an kiiiub
bought for cash.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Eichanp) sold on New York.Ban Francis
co, and Portland and Albany, Oregon.
Collections made on favorable terms.
NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION.
Land office at Oregon City, Oregon, I
Jan. it, lsiu. J
Nnllrela herehv aiven that the following-named
settler ha died notice of hi Intention to make
tinal proof In support of his claim, and that said
proof wMbcmadoberorethe Clerk nfUnn County,
at Albany, Oregon, oti March 17, 1HW, vU;
JASPER D. ROLFE,
Pre. D S No. 7116, for the W, ofS. W. W, N. E
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10, T. lil
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He names the following wltucwea to prove his
conliuiiou residence upon mid cultivation of Raid,
land.vli; William J. Mown, Orlando Pleken
Arthur Will, and John Rlueiurt, all of Sweet
uome, Linn ui Oregon.
J. T. APPKKSON.
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