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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1894)
H. Y. KIRKPATRICK,
Editor - and - Proprietor.
THE CHAMPION HOC.
Pullman's own evidence before
the arbitration committee convict?
himself of substantially all that
his employes charred him with
He admitted that the capital stock
of his company had increased from
$ 1,000,000 to36,000,000; thatithad
paid dividends of from 12j to 8 per
cent, the latter percentage being
paid to stockholders even last year
amounted to (2,800,000; and yet he
insisted on reducing wages.
The fair, dispassionate people of
the country can not regard Pull
man and his partners, after thif
confession, in any other light than
that of oppressors, tyrants and pub
licenemies. Such people recognised
the necessity of reducing wages
in many instances; that labor must
bear its Bhare of the unusual burd
ens lately imposed upon all classes
of people; that employers are not
bound to ruin themselves to keep up
wages; but here is a different case.
The Pullman Co. could have kept
up wages. Its stockholders had
made collossal fortunes out of the
1 tbor of their employes. Yet while
still paying 8 per cent ' dividends,
twice what almost any other cor
poration in the country would have
been content with, they think they
have their employes at their mercy,
If Mr. Armour would put Pull-
man und Wickes in his slaughter
pens, he would have more hog than
is contained in all the thousands
slaughtered in any day of the year.
It's a pity he can't be authorized to
put them through the same pro
cess as the other hogs, except send
ing them to market Welcome.
When we consider the amount
of killing yet to be done in the
China-Japan war before the closely
packed population of the Celestial
Kingdom is thinned out, the pro
gress is provokingly slow. There
are some hundred of millions in
China that are doubtless the most
degraded people on the face of the
earth. .The inhabitants have
multiplied for centuries till there
are in the cities the most intricate
masses of paupers that month by
month and year by year, through
centuries of life in moral and
physical filth, are in a pitiful con
dition. The productive lands with
out the cities are occupied and
parceled off in Bmall tracts; they
have been worked for hundreds' of
years till their fertility is destroyed
and life is a toilsome, hopeless bat
tle for mere sustenance. There has
been little advancement in the arts
and the sciences of ciulizaiion
among the " Chinese. What has
taken place lias, not trickled down
to the lower stratum, to the millions.
The stand still. They simply
breed and interbreed like jste and
the contest for subsistence becomes
continually more irksome and more
hopeless. There has come to them
no light from without. All the
learning and all the history of the
world is to the Chinese masses a
blank. All the power and great
ness and civilization of today is
known to them faintly as was the
Eldorado of the sixth teenth century
to the Spaniards. There sordid
superstition and the inherent sus
picion of the rulers has formed
an unconquerable barrier against
the incursions of knowledge. And
. this muss of humanity, little more
than a festering sore on the earth,
will continue in its slow decay if
there are not unusual conditions
to disturb it. The war we supposed
would produce those conditions.
The Japanese, perviul to the ex
perience of other peoples, have
adopted modern fire-arms and being
enthusiastic it was supposed that
they would prosecute the war
with vigor, destroying the hordes
of China by the thousands. Bo
fast as these soldiers were tent
out under generals that were un
trained and with primitive weapons
they could be killed and were the
process to last long, , there might
be an appreciable deorease of
China's vast population. It would
let lesBt convince the emperor that
ignominious defeat, it would, be
necessary to use civilized methods
of warfare and the invasion- of
civilization once commenced could
not be checked. But the war goes
on bo leisurely that many years
will be required to accomplish
these results. The Japanese should
understand that every Chinese
army destroyed by them is the
annihilation of such igorance. Let
the war rage fiercer for the greater
is the benefit to China and to the
world. Tomhawk. .',..- ,
The whwt market remains m
anangea tne lowest price ever
offered in the Willamette valley
35cts per bushel. The only
salvation for the webfoot farmer
is to ndulge in diversified products
of the farm is the only thing that
plants a silver lining to the
black cloud that is hovering over
the farmers of the webfoot state.
We have the best country God's
sun every shown upon; but- her
natural resources lie dormant, and
her rivers to the sea run down,
with power enough to set every
wheel in the entire world in
motion, a condition almost wholly
traceable to a free trade policy of
competion, existing between Web
foot and the older eastern states.
Let the Webfoot farmer get
move on, ana make the best of
these God given advantages, and
the cry of hard times will not be
heard nearly so mubh. Tomahawk
"There is one peculiar thing
about a trip to the summit of
Mount Tacoma," said Julius M.
Seymour, of New YorK, who madr
the ascent of the mountain last
week, to the Tacoma Ledge;. A
person finds it impossible to eat
auything in the high altitudes.
In our ascent of the mountain we
virtually had nothing to eat from
Sunday morning, when we reached
the high altitpdes, until Monday
evening, when we got hack to camp
at Paradise valley. The guide,
Henry Carter, ate some of our
lunch while we were going up to
the summit, and almost immediate
ly vomited it up. I account for
.this peculiar state of a person's
constitution by the fact that there
is no oxygjn in the air, the-efore
very little consumption of .muscu
lar tissue takes place, and the
stomach does not require food to
supply waste during the short time
tourists remain on the mountain."
On the 15th of August, 1894,
Roger Q. Mills, the great demo
cratic war horse, in reference tu
the nondescript tariff bill recently
passed by congress, said he neither
attacked or defended the hill He
said: "The least we can say about
that measure the better- it will be.
It is the most remarkable mensurp
that has ever found it eif upon the
pages of any of the statute bo )kn
of any country. I make bold to
say that that bill does not reflect
the sentiment of one thousand peo
ple of the United States." Again
he says: "I do not believe I will
be far from the truth when I say
that the great masses of the demo
cratic people of the United States
l he legislature to meet -in
January will be presented with u
million and a half or so of brick
at the penitentiary, manufactured
for the jute mill, for which the
lust legislature made an appropria
tion aggregating some (200,000.
These bricks will nave co. t some
$4,000 or 6,000. The legislature
should promptly pass a vote of
thanks to the three State officers
for neglecting to carry out the act
for spending only the $4,000 or
(5,000 repeal the law and pass
another to use the brick in build
inaa beet sugar factory States
man. According to the La Grande
Chronicle, M. Baker has a field of
100 seres of wheat in Union county
which presents a fine st-md, a por
tion of which would a. o rage 40
bushels to the Acre, but it will
hardly pay to harvest it, and be
has turned into the field 50 head of
hogs, and will turn in more. In
this way ne has fair prospects of a
good price for the wheat, which
would hardly pay harvesting ex
"Competition is the life of trade"
is a maxim which has long been
proven true. The fact that com
petitors for trade put their best
foot forward and advertise by evory
legitimate method has much to do
toward enlivening traffic.
If a business cannot withstand
lionest competition it must be on an
insecure footingeither in its methods
r its finances. Press competition
let not thnt press you, might be
fair paraphrase on poor Richard's
well known maxim.
If a merchant believes he has
better goods or cheaper prices than
a business rival, he assures his
customers of the fact in convincing
language. 4 Advertisements in the
newspapers should be as plain, as
straightforward talks to strangers
as the merchant gives his uustomers
over the counter. The difference
is this: when conversing with your
patron you merely retain a custom
er. By a newspaper advertisement
a new customer is not only intro
duced to your store but if the
advertisement appears continuous
ly with periodical change, offering
some new, treasonable bargain at
drawing price, the old customer is
recalled to your store again and
One of the surest means of
making your advertisement read is
to makeitattractiveand interesting,
The regular announcement which
is looked for and eagerly read by
intending purchasers sells goods,
The merchant Whose advertise
ments have an honest ring and
who lives up to them behind the
counter seldom lacks customers and
needs not fear competition. Mar
ion County Record,
The scenes of destruction and
desolation in the flooded 'district
100 miles east and west of San An
tonio, Texas, are simply torrible.
Thousands of acres of farm and
pasture land are under water. The
damage to crops in the Leona river
valley will be (500,000 and an
equal amount in the valleys of the
Saco and Sabinal. Many people
b ave been drowned, and half the
houses in Uvalde, a town of 2,800
people have been swept away. The
8. P. railroad's loss is (1,000,000.
Thf Treasury Department is in
receipt of reports stating that the
red salmon which have been so
plentitul in the waters of the ex
treme Northwest have been de
stroyed at such rate by wholesale
fishing for canning purposes that
unless Congress interferes to impose
some restriction the finish will soon
Every paper in the state, especi
ally Republican papers, should
demtind, from this time forth until
next January, the abolishment by
the iroxt legisl .ture of the com
mission at least the expensive
and worse than useless railroad
comimission. But if they do, and
if all the oeople join in the ap
peal, it won't be done. Sunday
Now some of the Pullman ex
employes are showing sense.
Backed by capitol ind patents on
improvements, they are to start a
new car company. If the plan
succeeds, and the railroads will
give the tmterprise encouragement
the publics can satisfy its grudge
against Piallman, if it has any.
Japanei le residents of China are
alarmed and fleeing from the coun
try. It e teems there is no protec
tion for tl tern tiiere. The Japanese
say the suirendered prisoners wer
executed immediately after they
wire gjvsn up to the Chinese
Trades tuiions have existed in
China for aver 4,000 years. The
celestial . workman levies toll on
eve' y transaction according to laws
lold down ly his trades union, and
without for a moment taking into
consideration what his employer
' XnEPas "8 "ow w 250,000
words in the English language ac
knowledged by tiie best authorities
or about 70,000 more than in the
Genua nFrnoh,fipaoistiinil Ital-
You must have CFieap (Joods to suit
the times I .,.,i'v..,;;rv.
Ladies, we have a $3 shoo
a line of Oxford Ties at 90 cts.
Is full wid complete. WE LEAD IN LQW PHICES. . We ire. selling 30-inch
dress goods at 15c per yard; 38-inch all wool dress goods at 40c per yard; fine dress goods ..
50c, 75c, $1 por yard; fine dross cashmere, worth 35c, soil at 25c..'
Calicoes, 16 yards to the dollar.
We always have good, new 8:ylos arriving almost daily. We are closing out fine
line of clothing'cheap. We are expecting a line of boots and slices dally, the best and the
.,hnnnut Ynn Kbnulil Imv wliore vou can cot the best L'oocif tr"tho least money la
order to do this, you must buy
Nolle U hereby ntven'tll.t tho uiatersUpieil has
bMn duly appointed by the County Court o
Linn county, Oregon. Die administratrix of the
mute of Jacob Nowman, decerned, and hiuduly
qinllned as well administratrix. All purtlt-H
having claims against said eMute ar- hereby
warned to present the same, duly verined. within
ill month from Juno 29, IMH, tt the untlernuraed
at the office of Sant'l M. (iarlaml at Luonuoti
Oregon. Babah . Kinmer,
Bax'l U. Oakland. Adminlrtralrlx.
Attorney for Administratrix.
Nntir, la lierehv triviMi tliut the ttmlor-
signed has been duly appointed by county
ranrt nt I.lnn rnnntv. (IretrCin. tile admin-
iatratrix of the estate of Alonii) Ames, de
ceased; mid lion duly qualified as such ad
ministratrix. All nci-Mima linvins claims
against the mtnte are hereby required to
present mem. wnn proper mucuers, wmjin
ly nimtiliH frnm the mitt! hereof, to the
undersigned, at the ollico of Hnni'l M. Our-
land, in tebaunn, lnnn county, Oregon.
Dated, this 17th duy of August, m.
Hsstbk A.in Ames,
Bam'1.M. Oakuanu, Administratrix.
Att'y for Administratrix.
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, SEND rwMiuwuc
In tan taw ? ar realnt VV. I
llouilae Shoes, .
Bmmm, we are the largest mamliaeturers u.
advertised shoes in the world, and guarantee
UK value oy siampuiK m -
the bottom, which protects you against high
urtces ana ine miuaiemH y'u,"- -uVl
custom work In style, e.ay Siting and
.1 lowtr orices for the value given than
any other make: Take no substitute, ir your
dealer cannot supply you, we can. Sold by
Hiram Baker, LebanoN,
LEBANON PRODUCE MARKET.
(Changed Kvery Weclt.l
' Wheat aie.
Huy $4 to $0 per ton.
Flour $0 6fl,70 per sack .
Chop $1 00 per ctvt.
Bran 7Gc per owt.
MlddllnKSfl DO per cwt.
Apples Dried, Sc per It
Plums Dried, 4jc.
Beef Dressed, 6c.
Pork Dressed, 5.
Hams 12J per lb.
Bides lie per lb.
Geese ?5 per doz.
Ducks 3 00 per doz.
C'hlckens-$2 253 00,
Turkeys 8c per lb.
EifrJt 12Je lordoz. -
Btitter-16 20c per lb.
irlidea Green, lc; dry, 2c.
to Oitj, Villuf 'or Ootui'ttT- Tnw11 In vrf
a.u ...l.t. .nut Alvvalr AituntM
j tiome, lUOPi iwrfl nnu uriice. uimv wmvh-
i isstiw and ltwlltjroniirtn.
ArU mm from to ISO r mv.
II Dm ii mldanca meani ft Ml to Ell tha
DlbbAni. Kin iDrtrumantti. o tori, work
4 avnTw libera, aj dlntBce, Complete), rendr for
I om wbn lMt(d. Cu be put up by nr oaf,
we fell fur $2.50; a'$2 shoe
Our $2.80 shoes beat tlio;
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-Our Dry Goods Department
of , . . "
Dealer in General Merchandise.
HIRAM BAKER, .
The Yaquina Route:
01li;QON TAC1FIC RAILROAD,
Chaa. Clark, Receiver,,,
Dirnct Line Quick DiMpotch ,
Low Freight 'Rates.
Connecting with ntwtmei' Ho
mer between Yin)uina and San
Fur freight and pnssciigiT rates
upply to any agent.
Chab, J. IIodkys, Son A Co.
Kos. i! to 8', Market St.,
San Francisco, Cal.
Ciias. Oi.auk, Receiver.
llest H. invert, Hail- Cut or 8Iiiiiiiiui at
BORUM & KIRKS'
NKKT DOOUTO HT. CHAKLKH
Children Kindly Treated.
Ladioi- Hair Dressing a Specialty,
PliOMil' PBOOltHSHlVB -POPfUR
irirc iml Mm'liie
2()9-!J'l Chambnr of Commorce,
TH2 LEADING HOME OOMPANY.
Wll.l. 1N8UHK YOUR- 1
llouiK and Barn, I (lmwln Oraln,
Hiimu'liolii Furniture, Drftlu In Wareliotue,
Huy, feed mid Hluck, 1 Hup Kilns,
HouDiTri Youn Patkonaoe.
Rjal Xstkte and losuranca Airis, UlAnoo, Or.
II I SPENT.
for only $1.50. We are closing
world f.r. wearing, beaulj; and
Albany Steam Laundry
RICHARDS is PHILLIPS, Pioprs, :
A14 Orders Seceivi'Prdmpt
, Attention.." ,
Special Rates for
r ' Family Washings.
Hutisfuction Ciuarnutced or Money
' Refunded. t
J. E. ADCOX. Agent,
I.clxiiion,- ' - Oroitnn.
. Ed Kellenliergerj Propr.
Fresh & Salted. Beef Pork,
Muttpn,, Sausage Bo.
logna. 'and Ham,
I-Bacon and Lard Always on Hand
Mitltl Htnut, Lebanon, Or,
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kvi uimwu trow jm ror iu regular nt(H. '
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