CUE T HUE." ,, Alio iwu xuuna iwaoog fjaoe Together at Last. "Mebby yon don't take dorffs here, ! anywayf" j The woman waa holding the door no , that her figure might just fill the opening, and as ahe had a very thin figure the door had an inhospitable ap pearance. Before she rave any an swer she craned her head forward and examined space for a few yards about the man. "I dont see no dcrg," she remarked. "O, yon eant see him, he's out to the corner of the house, settin down. I told him to se' down V wait for me." Having said this, the man adjusted . his crutches ao that he might rest on them more comfortably while h waited. He was used to waiting. Be was watching the woman's face. She had pressed her thin lips together while she was considering, and when Mra. Darte's lips were pressed to gether it was as if she bad only a sort of a cat in her face through which ahe might take her food. "I dont expect we're called upon to support no dorgs," ahe said, at last; "the town dont provide nothin' for dorgs, anyway. Besides" here she paused, bnt added, almost immediate ly "our cat's dretf ol 'fraid of dorgs. She bmstles all up horrid. She'd like ly s not ran away, 'n' I d' know what we should da She's a reg'lar ratter, n' the rata we 'her here are jest be yond words. I don't see why tUc town don't do aumthin' 'bout 'em. 1 tell Abram if he tended to things s he'd say snmthin' 'bout them rats to town meetin'. I tell him I wish the select men could see our hog pail 'most any time when it's settin' out there by the pen. It's jest a sight with them rats' tails in a ring richt round the top of it, V they with their heads down in the swill." This seemed irrelevant, but the man did not interrupt. His faded old blue eyes were fixed on the woman1 face. Somehow those eves made her nneasv. i She wished they were not so mild and ao gentle. When she stopped speaking he said that he knew "some folks didn't like dorgs; they were afraid they'd ran mad in the summer 'cause 'twas hot. n in the winter 'cause 'twas cold. But I aint 'fraid to risk that," he con cluded. ... There was silence for a moment dur ing which a Baltimore oriole in tbe cherry tree close by fluted out his song and then flew off, making a swift line of brilliant color as he went. The old man turned and gazed aiter tbe fly mg beauty. He smiled slightly'' as he gazed. "Them birds are lot of company for me this time of year," he said. "I guess they've built up in the top branch though mostly they like el lums for their nests." As he still continued to stand there Mrs. Darte eould not quite make up her mind to shut the door on him. Presently he turned toward her again. "This is the almshouse where I b'long," he began, hesitatingly. Tm towned here, anyway, "n I've 'bout . made up my mind I can't take care of myself no more. I'm gittin' old." ' lira Carte just now heard a hissing sound that told her the dried apple stewing on the kitchen stove was buii insr over. She felt sure that tlie half witted pauper inmate that tas hid left to watch would spill the apple when ahe tried to move the Kettle back. But here was old Lemmy Little, who didn't seem to know enough to go anay. Of coarse they coulan't tek-e his dog. It was ridiculous, just like him to think they could. And hjr mother had always said that a good aized dog cost as much to keep as a pig. She told herself that she hadn't any right to use the town's money to provide for a useless animal like that "I don't see how I can, no way," she said. "I tell yon what," exclaimed llr. Little, brightening, "you jest come outn see Jlaje, 'n' p'raps you'll change your mind. He's sueh a good felier. You can't help likin' him, nobody cant." "I guess I've seen him," was the re sponse, the speaker showing no enthu aiasm at the prospect of making ao-1 quaintance with llaje. "I've seen him ! gom along witn you." ( "But you m nst come out" the old ' eyes were atiil bright "'n' speak to ! him. Ile'sthe best felleryou ever seen. ' Why-here the atnbbly, weak chin qmvered S:ightly-"I ain't be'n 'thout j ' aj u mjd j year ago this spring he was a pap. They was goin' ter drown him. I saved ' bis life. 1 got him 'way from them i two eusaea of boys. I took off the ropel 'n the rock they'd tied to his 1 fcwc jijo i ever oon? aaveu mat pup. tie'a - aince. My wife -' . , when I fin'ly die ' . ea mine ever tb ' -Je died, 'n' my son he - of that wound be got when - lactory biowed np, you know. W I ain't be'n fit for nothin' fur I d'know how long. I've got ter give upped Oiin' on 'count of my back and k-jrs. I knew this waa the poorhousc whore I b'longed. I'd come here 'fore oaiy I kep' thinkin' how 'twould er made my wife feel if she'd known it Bhe was real high strung, Auby was, one of them Kimberlya over to North Bixby, you know." As he said this the old man drew himself np on hia crutches and ilun Jr timt . T T1 Dul romii:u in that attitude, so be mmmi ,!.!- sagged again between the sannorts. ., . . , v....J , "But you come oat 'n' see Maje," 1 vuveriuuy. . . ; . .... Mrs. Darte reluctantly stepped down from the door, fche flung her epron over her head. Hbe glaneed back into the passage that led to tlie kitchen. 6he eould now distinctly smell the dried applo that waa burning on the stove, and this fact did not make her any more amiable. "ft hv .w. ki i ' " "uuuoref ane aoucd. 'Cause whon I toll htm to as' down 'M tvnlt for me he ex Jf" .?.l!2Jpm,i I've bruuThr, him up that way. I ain't ! pom' to K(rin contain' ol him with i new wets. . Little; swnnjr forward on -h crutc.ios, and Sirs. Parte fullowcd him. There waa a proud and tremnttun erjo-erness in his voice and manner nt he reached the coiner of the house end "Here he is! Come, Maje, 'n' give yer paw to a lady." . A birrsc yellow, smooth dog with a joiirje, tiluc'i muzzle and light haiel eves ro.ie from his haunches and came forward wargiug his tail, not wugjriug effusively, but with a polite welcome. II" held r.p his paw, but as .Mrs. Darte did not take it he put it down again. Ce glanced at his master, advanced his head, pive one lick of his tongue unon his master's dingy hand, then stood waiting, smiling a little, slobbering somewhat, and having a very pleasant look in his eyesi Yet these eyes hod the aprwaraneo of possessing other powers of expression. A half peck basket with a cover, which was tied down with a string, i.t(xl on the ground near where th; dug had been sitting. The wooden handle of this basket showed unnib takftblc evidence of having been much carried in the dog'B mouth. "H hat's in that?" As Mrs. Barte made this inquiry she puuuuu one anger at tne Dasuet. "It's my sweet fiagroot, yon know,' was the answer, "it's what I peddle a good deal this time er year. Folks don't care much about it, though, but it aou t cost me nothin' to git it if I dij it myself. But it always did 'most kill me to dig it, 'n' my back's so now 1 can't do it no more. I told .Vr.je I couidu't when I dug that mesa. sometimes I .have pins 'n' thread 'n' needles in there. Maje he carries the barakit I couldn't with my two rutches, yon see. But 'taint so much cause he carries the barskit either, t 1 eouidnl git 'long thout him. It's jest 'cause Hie man paused. Bis poor face worked. "It a 'cause I love him. I tell jouwhat 'tis, ilrs. Darte. I don't want ter live 'thout MajS I don't want ter live much, anyway, but I do bope I sh'll staa' it's long's ilaje does." The high voice cracked on the last few words. The dog moved closer to his friend and looked up at him. "What is it?" his eyes asked. Sirs, Barte did not speak. Her face was not precisely as it was' when she opened the door to Lemmy Little. And she had forgotten the bumec, apple on the cook stove. "1 s'pose be eats as mnch as a man," she finally remarked. "JTo, he don't, he don't," eagerly; "he's a real small eater, he is. You're a real small cater, ain't you, ilaje?" The dog "flapped his tail on the ground, then he yawned. He might have been intimating that there were . the best of reasons why he eat ao little. Be had ranged np by his mas ters aide and sat down as if to indi cate that he and the man belonged to one party and the woman to another. "I'll tell ye what le's do," said Mr. Little, suddenly. "Vou let us in, JJaj; 'n' me. You jes' lemme have mv shaii of victuals, 'n I'll share with Majj x ou c n jes measure mv victuals if vou want to, 'n' I won't take nothin' mor.:: honest, I won't 'N' I'll feed Maiv outer my share. He c'n sleep 'long oi me.- He always does Yob see, 'fwon'I cost town er cent. Sow, will ye do it? If yon don't I d' know what'll becom, of US. 1 b'louif to this noarhnnK hut 1 swow I won't stay where thev wcr:' takemydorg. I 'll jes' lay down 'n' di,. V be glad to, if they won't take v. dorg." As the quivering voice eeased. tin owner of it leaned his cratches again, the bouse and sat down on tbe gronn.. beside II je, who immediately put his ueau on ine man s ragged knee. These moves were not made dramat ically, but at if this were the way the twowarfarers rested when they be came weary on their journeys from town to town. Sir. Little looked up at the woman. Hia eyes were bleared and pale in the vivid sunshine. 11,. bad his hand on the dog's head, and the Siigera of the hand were moving restlessly np and down. His toothless mouth hong open as he turned his head upward, Som9 sort of a pitiable attempt at an assumption of cheerfulness made him smile, and he said: "Guess if you'd ever had er dorg 'n nothin' else, you'd know -bout me V '5' be'e be'n truss off nor me he ain't had only me, 'n' l'vJ had him." The man now gazed down t thede again, and all the blurred Z k imKv imaiuieu, "WaU," said Mm X" and resolutely "T I've nude suddenly the - - tell you what 'tis. mv mt t i, -org. 'K' if the town don't like i they may jest turn me 'n' Abram out That's all there is about that" Mr. Little glanced up at the speaker with a pathetic brightness. Then he quickly clasped the dog's head be tween his hands. "Here that, Majer he asked. 'TVhat's mine's yourn, anyway." He raised his eyes again and said, firmly: "But yonll see 't the town won't be outer cent by my poor Maje," The Chap Boos. . - Another FJmmom Gone, "I don't know that these here scien tific inventions do ao much for the happiness of man as they air cracked np to." said tne farmer-looking man, setting down hi. soda water glass .-l wji.il a buju, "No,1 ventured the drug clerk. "No. r rinstancc, we used to pass the time away in the grocery every winter arguin' which was the mother of the chicken, the hen that laid the egg or the hen that hatched it Kip an' tuck right along, sometimes one side gott'n' tbe best of it an' some times the other. Then Bam llyer, he gits one of them incubators and that """"" ici.y. ao man conia argue ler a machine bein' a we ain't got nothin' toariruaonaa Bof' " Irt'.inanolla Journal LbsAnUH twiiiwu to. NQ. ONE. , - , ' Ai.TO i.ia or lBCORrosiTiOF or Libasoii vBfi, or uw Osliuns. WitKsrus, U'lumon ngine Company No. 1 in a part and ixirtion of the Lebanon Fire l;uri!iivit. and is a society now ex isting fur the charitable purpose ol extin guishing lire and for the physical develop-' :i'e:it of its members, and Whkueas, The undersigned Allen B. Xictcerson, Chief Engineer; Jas. O. Boyle, president; Win. K. Lewis, recording secre tary; Clsrk Kimtirough, titiaucial secretary: and Joet C. Mnyer. treasurer, are each elcrittd and chosen as such officers of said society, restectively, under the rules and regulations thereof. Now, thenfiire, we ine auove-uaiueu Alien b. mcaersun, Chief Engineer, Jas. tl. Boyle, president; W'm. E." Lewis, recording secretary; Clark Kimbrongh, financial secretary; and Joel C. Mayer, treasurer, as such oilieers of said society and for and in behalf of tbe same, do hereby make, publish, declare and adopt the following articles of incorporation, to wit: 1 ARTICLE I. The name assumed by this corporation, and by which it shall be known is Lebanon Kncine Comimny No. 1, and its duration shall be pcr)ietnal and nulinnted. ARTICLE II. The object, business and pursuit of the the coriionition is and shall be to conduct and carry on a fire comiaiiy for tlie charit able pur;ioe of extinguishing fires and sav in? property fmin destruction by fire, and fur the development of the physical capaci ties of itmemeeni. ARTICLE III. The estimated value of property and money now owned by . said society is Six Hundred Bollsrs, tttjOO). and tbe sources of revenue are and shall be from fines, dues, aud assessments, and contributions from its members and others, allowances JVom the city of libation, and inte rest on money notes, boudsatid rent from property, real or persona, which it may now have or here- afier aequire. . ARTICLE IV. The title of.the officers making the arti cles of incorporation are tbe chief engineer, of the Lebanon Fire Department, and the president, recording secretary, financial secretary, and treasurer of Lebanon Engine Co. No. 1. Tney were, and their successors shall be, elected by ballot bv tbe members of Lebanon Engine Co. So. 1, on tbe first Friday evenuig in Mujvh of each year, and they shall assume the duties of their res pective offices on tlie first Friday evening in April of each year, provided they qualify or give acceptable bonds as the ease muy be. ARTICLE T. The location of said society shall be In Lebanon, County of Linn, State of Oregon. In wnness whereof we have herewith set our bands and seals in triplicate this 1st day of June, 18H. In the presence of Frank Nirssitsos, Au,r,j B. KicixRsoa, Jas. '1. Bevut, AhokTemiky, FBABK TlVEY. . .. i.awti, C. H. KiMRKoeaH, J. C. JlAraa. . On tbe 1st day of June, 18H, personally came before me, A. B. Kickenor., J. G. Boyle, W. E. Lewis, C. H. Kimbrough, and J. C. Mayer, to nte personally knowo to be the identical persons described in, and wiio executed tbe foregoing articles of incorpora tion, and each acknowledged to me that tliey excuted the same freely tor the uses aud-purposes therein nanied. Witness my hand and notarial seal, this 1st day ol June, WW. W. C. Ptraasoa, iSMIi! Ji'otary pubjifc COUNTY COURT. In tlie matter of bounties it was ordered that hereafter no bounties be paid on any scalps esccpt coyotes, winch will be 2.M. The plans for repairing tbe Santiam bridye at Sweet Home were received and placed on file. ' . Contiuued, bill of J B Tillutson, bridge. -TiM; Oregon re Anderson and Sbarf, WM; 3 M W iley. $12.06. The following bilU were allowed : 1 t'Cooley, aid ilrs (iork........4 C no W E Savage, aid Cox ,. B While oid Pcrsifr,! ma oiiuoiIbv pj n r. . nenip, biu M. Klizal": CiWn, pi.l. ...'.".' iah Ilines, aid Mattie Taylor, aid ,., P 31 Hmitii, nid Walsan .. H Baker aid Vgjl &,m!i-,u" Mm e t JrmtMv. aid,,.... 6 Oi l 600 6 at I? 9) " 000 800 tr ft; 3 90 2 30 200 T iV'Cunon, ce- TraiB " .Mtii .. iiitney, printing. J ' l!os, sect court Itotine. T LIliiKger, printing..... , E Box, miscellaneous.. '.. r . 2 00 John Conibn, sheriff'Crook county.. 21 32 N P I'oyne, Incidentals 46 8(1 fir J P Wallace, sect insane ... 6 Oil J M Wiley, nwds 20 07 M HhackHord, acct insane 4 00 Z U Kudd.ntiscellaneom 4 00 Ghent k Pruitliomme, tMSiks .10 00 Work on Boar creek ditch . 78 2f IfKjueatof J Backmsn 10 SO Harriaburg W ater Company. W 61 Albany iron Works, roads ...m. ft 7f Oregon vs I'eter Chance 10 35 Joseph Kclno, liounly 12 ' W M Connor, roads 2 60 II B .Mover, road 2 00 H C Harknem. mada.i.7. W 00 1 MalthevrB 4 Washburn, court bouse 30 76 ! Hart 4 llitnnals. court bouse... 14 90) Albany Eiwlric Light Company 22 60 j Triten A Miller, Incidentals ,. It Ou U J June, incidenluls.. 6 0b J D Uurkbart, aid J A Albert ,. 11 26 James C lliouut, botmty 6 00 C W Watts, printing SO 60 W H B)oer, rouds , IS 76 Mrs Mary Davis, sect poor 10 00 Oregon vs J U Moore . 20 SO N Needhutu, posluge........ 10 00 P W Spink, roads 64 04-1 J' 6 Morris, t 26 j W C M iller 4 Co, roads 27 66 j John Hutchins, sctrt roads 12 27 Martin Paulsen, janitor., 4b 26 W F Ucakins, afse?ur. 106 00 3 A M I'cron, salary Ktf 06 V Jteedliaiii, salary.. Ion Ul 1 1 ( Hardman, salary ....... 180 00 U S Puncan, salary 100 00 p q jioiris, "alary R) j a r Rutherford, salary MOO , tr M Keaocld, salary S3 SS y t. Propst, salary ,....,. .60 65 Albany Dressed Beef Comiwny (I 85 lien C Irwin Company, stationery .... 11 75 8 W Moore, deputy.sheriit , . 4 06 A R Kntherford , ., 88 OS Oregon vs Morlsy 17 05 Stiles Nutting, printing i ,..., 16 00 si lickingsr, acct poor. 4 00 J.B Tillotson, bridges. iH 65 John w aters, roads j 75 J M KUig, deputy sheriH.. ..., si m U V Blandish, deputy slierilf. 14 45 C O Morris, deputy sheriff. 10 W G Burkhart, deputy sheriff. a 00 john UsHW w ! Jol.,, Ctix snrl B Mven .. too D V Hardman, as deputy recorder... JO 10 W E Savage, acct assessor..... 10 00 Sawyer Bros, toads fa n Train Whitney, printing 20 00 Read, Peacock i Co, acct poor. . 8 00 J W Pugh, roads 7 so Jennie Larew, acct poor 4 P Cohen, acct poor 14 00 Fortmiller & Irving, court house AO 76 Sewyer Bros ; 27 00 J M Waters ... 13 J W Pugh . 12 go Meston, Bygert & Company, books.. M 60 PROBATE COURT. . Will and codicil of Olney Fry, Sr., ad mitted to probate ; Olney Fry, Jr., apiwinted executor; undertaking to be J.'W,0IH1; bond filed and appraisers, Jason Wheeler, N. P. Payne and James Hunter, appointed. Henry Owen appointed administrator of Lewis long; bond, 18,000; bond filed and appraisers appointed: Inventory, persnual proiierty. SJS.45; real, 1 19.40; petition to sell real proiwrty granted. In estate of John Brown, Inventory Hied; real proierty. fll.ttUM; personal. 18377.80; total, 119.4:12.30; exempt persoiial praiwny set aside for widow, In estate of Nancy ilsrks, bond -of $500 approved. In estate of Lydia Morgan, J W Morgan, appointed administrator; bund, S,t)U0. ap proved and appraisers appointed; inventory tiled ; real estate. 17,192.60; personal property 1188.71. In estate of Hugh Brown, Inventory filed ; real proiierty, U00; personal, ,14,446 In estate of J Keetlham, final sccumit set for December 8. In estate of Pearl t Brandon, bond 13,000 approved. - Final account in estate of A Bodge set for noeemtier term; in estate of Chat. Cusick for December term. A Clubbing Offer. A great man; of our readers Liuu county like f tale ti(e weekly Oregon- . we nave made arrangements whereby we can furnish It at a reduct ion from the regular price to those hq want bdtb the Expkesv aud the Orrgouian. Tbe rejliti nriee of tb Oregoulau la $1.60 per year, no 0f the EiPBS8BI0whenin advance. W. will furnish -both for (2. per year in advance a saving of one dollar to tlie subecrlper. The Oregonlan give all the general news of the country onoe a wees, and me MfBHas gives all the local ptwa oiite a week, which will make a most excellent neas aenioe for the moderate atita of 12. per vear Those who are at premut subscribers of the EiPBBHg must pay u all arrear ages ana one year in advance to obtain this apeuial price. Wood Wanted. All who have taken subscriptions on wood or farm produce are requested to haul It iu as soon at possible, for the rauds will soon be In bad oouijjjlup (I the rains cotitlutie. Tuil jour neigh bors that they'enn have the Exphews sent to Ihem for wood, fruit orpqlatan. Sample coj its will be sent free if plication, . Ladles' Coats and JttiktK I am now rcceivjni' - inter alack Ml . my fall and Children' - .udiea, misses and Wt htv ..rments. These goods ' tal for cush and Include nov- ..es and Maples of the latest patterns. tail ana bee tlieui. . Hauvkl E. Yotrs'i, Albany, Oregon Statj; or Ohio, Citv or TolidoJ LtlCilS Coosti. f " Fsakx J. Chbset makes oatb that be is the ncniur partner of tbe firm ol F. 1. Caa- kit a Co., doing business in the city of Toledo, County and Mate aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sura ofOXE HCMillEU D0LLAK8 for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cored by tbe niie of Hall's Oiarhh Ctiaa. FKAXKJ. CHENEY. Bworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Oth day of December, A. V. A. W. CLE A HON. -.Et.f . Rotary rubiic Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken .internally and acts direc'iy on the blood and imicuous surtaces oi tne system, bend tor teslimon- ' F. J. CHENEY &. CO., Toledo, 0. CT-Bnld by Druggists, 76c. ' - l TIKI LZST imt It la p)d on fusmnwe iiv I o W OTP WMtH VVUfeJIB SAVE By Buying Crockery, leetl mid liUour at PEEBLER'S CASH GROCERY AND BAKERY. Cash Paid 1854. Santiam Academy Fall Term Commences September 24th. Normal, College, Preparatory, Business, Primary and Music Courses. . Circular Containlnjt Tuition, Courses of Study, fully Mailed on Application. S. A. R A LEBANON, . . A. H. CRUrSON fr ,?! " X'JUpf "-v Paper Hanging To Advertisers. Ifyoo ish to obtain tlie best returns from your advertiBements Don't Forget the important fnct that The Lebanon Express will give the desired results, us it Is The Best Advertising Medium in Linn County. If you want photos made' and havn'l Mm money Boyd will take your pro duce. ELECTRIC TUEPKCXE SalS MttriBht. iwj rmt. unw.ll.. Adah. RtfA,r.VltlorCouiilrr. MMdsdlatT: :lhao,slMp.(lninDiloffie. fliiHMl Sbwtiul lMtMllroaMrth. ti a v-4M Mha as u. as per a, fi Om la a iwldanM bmu a atlt to idiika . jia, dUUHM. Ooroplau. Ml, for SS'r'rVrua? 4J,mhmt(ti,tlM l(LoHi-liTa MONEY! Your. Groceries,! I For Produce. 1801. Full Information regarding text-Books, Etc., Cheer NDLE, Principal . . - OREGON. - ' Jr - '. - " J. and Giui ilNG ast a nd South . VIA THE SHASTA ROUTE K Of!TUE Southern Pacific Co. Expresp trains leave Portland daily: :16 r. . lo:M f. M. 1H:I6a. a. l.v...l'nrtliind....Ar. I Lv... Albany.. ,.Ar. I Ar.rinn Francisco Lv 8:20 A. 4:41 a. 7:00r. - 1 lie aisjve trains stop at till stations from Portland to Altinity incliiHive:nlsoTiuigent, Hnedd, llalscy, ilarrislinra, Junction City, l. viiiF, Kugeue and all stations from Itose barg to Ashland inclusive, llosebnrg mail daily: : " ri..Potiland7A7rri : r. m", 12:46 r. a. Lv...Albnv Ar. l2;,'io r, a 6:60 p. a. Ar...l(oclinrg.. Lv. 7:01) A. J Local Hiimiiiy. ssengor trains-tlaily (except I : r, a. i Lv, Alliativ Ar. 10:21 a. a. :.10a. a. 8:26 r. m. 2:00 p. m. 2:lHI P. M. 0:10 a. m. 0:00 a. M. Ar...U)iiunolt....Lv. Lv...Alliany,...,.Ar. Ar...Lctianon ...Lv. Dining Can on Of den, Route, Pullman Bcpf-et Slkkpkiis AND Sooond-Claso Sleeping Cars At tached'to all Through Trains. Vrt Hide 11v1h1oii. BCTarers 1'oaTusn ahii Cohvaixu, Mail train daily (cxient Sundav' 7:30 A. 12:16 p. I Lv...Pnrtland ., I Ar...('orvnlllH, ;: Ar 6:.'I6a. 1:00 r. trains of Oregon I'lc'r"J'r?l)11f0o-,,''',ot 'ir.-dally lecc-t Hundnv) 4:40P. X. 1 Li""!',,;!!.,,.!" i.-7-:-r 7:S6r-', !0 A. H. Ar.Mi'MiiinviltL 6:60 a. a. AiiRODGH TICKETS Tu11 11"1"" . Eastern Htates, Can ada and toroi can be obtained at lowest raws from I. A. Bennett, agent, Lebanon. E.P. KOOKKti, Asst. O. F. A Pa Axi. free'. flakbc Powder I Woria'e fti Kiiaeat Award.