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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1895)
H. Y. K1RKPATR1CK,
Editor - md Proprietor
" , This nation is . great enough to
legislature for its own people on
alt subject nd cannot afford to
surrender, its people to the legisla
tive control wf any other govern
ment on earth. Therefore, let us
have both gold and ailver at the
legal ratio of 16 to 1.
The council at its meeting last
Tuesday evening sanctioned the
a.'tion .if Marshal Morgan in ar-
house hut we, fur not olit ailing a
license. They mid be done right,
and ordered him to prurwed in all
Buoh !&& In inforiM' the la
While the Express dobs not agree
with th council in tlii stoial
case, we give our marshal credit
tor following their orders in that
respect " "
Julius Lowenburg has signed a
contract with . Governor Lord
whereby tbe state will saply con
jvicts, and he employ them for ten
years. On hundred convict will
be supplied to begin with, and
twenty-five will he added every six
months, until all available prisoner
n the penitentiary re employed.
The convict will be employed in
making tove and and aimilar
work. The fonndrr plant at the
penitentiary basbeen leased to Mr.
Loweoburg for ten year at an an
na rental of $2000.
The electrical industry in this
. -country is but seventeen year eld,
yet there are over 1,000,000,000
of capital invested iii it. Th
greater part M this immense in
vestment ha been made since 1888,
when the electric motor wa
nroved to be a success. Within
" the last five years Oregon City has
grown to be one of the great elec
tric center of the United State,
and there is now invested in this
city nearly $1,000,000 in this great
industry. With the oresent growth
this immense sum will be doubled
within the next five years, making
Oregon City one of th greatest
electric centers in th world.
Oregon City Enterprise.
The outlook for Oregon is indeed
promising. The wlet crop pro
mises large yield,fc nop crop is
already assured, ana the supply
bountiful. The fruit crop i im
mense, and of every variety. The
potato crop will be immense if
there come good rain. The hay- j
ing is about finished and the yield
satisfactory. ! The stock is in good
condition and with a little rain 4o
assist the grass, tlie range will
ecpplyfeed to fatten all the stock
on them. Imigtttion is already!
coming this way. . M -with,
money are seeking location in the
land "where the crops fewer feu."
and the capitalist of the East
coming hither to invest 'where the
return will be quick and fe. All
in all Oregon has much to be
thankful for. Our people are
prosperous,our crops good and stock
are fat We have plenty of room
for more, and invite all good peo
ple to come hither.
A presbyterian minister of Pitts
burg, Pennsylvania, thinks he ha
made new discovery, namely,
that Chinese caunot be converted
to Christianity. This may be new
to the Eastern divine, but to the
ordinary' mortal on the Pacific
coast, this fact is well established.
These creatures are shrewd, cun
ning, and discerning. They will
become christians, in order to learn
the language of the country, and
have pretty white girls teach tbem
the way to salvation: But they
never become christians to such an
extent a to cut off their queues;
when they do, then you can gener
ally count on their sincerity, other
wise, they will bear watching.
Thousands of dollars are spent an
nually to christianize the Chinese
hut to our ids of thinking it i
like pouring water in. a rat hole, to
drown the rat out Show ut th
Chinamen with queue off, and w
William J. Bryans, of KtibraikV
one ma oiest4iiampioaf ot m-
metalism in the United-State, said
in a speech the other day in Texas,
then were in the Uulted States so
cording tothesecertary of treasury's
report, June 1894, 11,675,667,401,
in June 1895, there were only 11,
606,179,556, decrease of $69,000,
000 in one year. Business and
population are constantly increas
ing; the volume of money should
increase correspondingly; but, ow
ing to the fact that we . have a
ingle gold standard, it does not.
Where is the man, on the face of
God's green earth, who can in the
fa of tin ' -ttu!le
itiild stand .ri? if !ii-re is
uch a man, bis intercut ie in Eng
land, not America.
Mayer as Kltu iniudh want yu
Just received at M A Miller's new
line of tablet. i
Wauled at the Lebanon art gallery, i
hay, rata nr wheat, in exchange fur
LACE, lace, lace. Just received a
;w and large supply of dress laces
and One linen lace. Ladies
nans and fine;also outing flan-
uels and atirtinga at such price that
oumpetltion la not In ti, at the Racket
DUCKS, tane and blue.
PERCALES, seven pat'erns.
PRINTS, lots of tbem best qua'ity
blacks and tans.
RE. YOUNG'S, Albany, Or.
LEBANON PRODUCE MARKET.
Caused Every Wees. I
Oats IS to 17e
Hay -3 to S per ton.
Flour-tO 8085. per sack .
Chop-tO M per cwt.
Bran 75c per cwt.
Middlinga-fl 75 per cwt.
Apples Dried, 6c per lb
Plums Dried, 6c
Beef Dressed, 4ic
Pork Dressed, 4.
Hams 10 per lb.
Bides 10c per lb.
Geeee-f4 15 per doi.
Dneks 2 $3 per dos.
Cbickens-t2 00S 00.
Turkeys Se per lb.
Eggs 8o qer do.
Butter 10 15c pr lb.
tildes-Green, 5c; dry, 10c.
Having kaaed the Lebanon ware
faeoae, 1 am now prepared to receive
grain en storage at usual warebous
Wates. I am ready at all times to pay
ash lur grain. Ueneral satiafaction
fanuiteed. Call at warehouse and get
W. B. Donaca.
)tAnrOao,CrrT ot Tono,
PaAna 1. Csskst makes oatb that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Caesar A Co., do.ng business in the City
of Toledo, Count and State aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay tbesumofUKE
HUNDKED DOLLARS for each and every
case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
toe use of Hall's Catasbh Coat
FHAKK J. CHESEY.
Bworen to before me and suMcribed in
say presence, this 6th day of December,
A. W. GLEASON,
Ball's Catarrh Core is taken internallyand
acts directly on Hie blood and niucous sur
faces of the system.
Hand for circulars: free.
P. 1. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, O.
aWSold by druggists, 76c.
Prof. A. STARK
Of Will k Stark, Jewelers
Graduate of the CIcsgo Optbalmic
I am prepared to examine Mleutlfl-
cally and aocu ratty, by tbe Isteat and
Improved methods of modem science,
sy who desire to have their eyes tes
ted. fcttlifc to, aVUAHf ew.
j THE I1U()ML(J "(HP JtOME;
Bl CRABIJlH dttiodt vrutiu
July, 'mi; and the midsummer mad
ness of the great boom prevailed in
Three n-.on stood on tho top of a low.
... urn uun exitmuiea b map.
"uiao il----Koiue," sutrtrest
"suggested one of
"UomD?" said another, "doubtfully.
"It wnsu t built iu a da?, you know."
"Home, Italy, was not," said the first
speaker, '"but Home, California, shall
Tlwse who played the part of RoniU
his, I - inns and Color were the ores!-
don , . juvsidcut and treasurer of !
tin ..a Climate Land and Wninr i
-nvrniently to distinguish
.e another wo shall make
-lea, respectively genera!
. yor. ututt tt dettirun
. country on the -hold o.
.ishing her enemies and
-a honor of her flag. That
secure distinction and a
,o. A somewhat simpler
provide occasional drinks
or the gentlemen of the
pen is mightier than the
r had been a eitiaen of Los
month he still sometime:,
.y said "you" when he
'Id ; i.aiul had two months longer
to 1.,.. . t..iit, and intended to ma for
the o.iue of county supervisor at the
'J h general was a veritable old-
tiniL'i-. lie had been living in Los
AugJci now nearly a year.
AoLiuUy knew whence they came.
There they were; that's all. In this
manor they were no worse off (or shall
we hi no better) than many others at
that tauie time and place, the gen
eral, for example, when he was intro
duced to strangers had a way of saying
in a loud voice: "Yea, air! Iy name is
Bangs, air. And that waa my name
before X came here.". Then he would
look ;j,s,TDssively around, and it hap
pened nut infrequently that of them
that har J him one or two would turn
a Uau p-l-- and cast down their eyea
All, whither have they gone, those
judges, commodores and ganerals who
for a brkf time seemed to own the
town ; Can it be that they are all in
The capital stock of the Glorious Cli
mate : iiumy was five millions of dol
Uirs, oi tvuich sum four hundred and
hitytlclbre had been subscribed und .
p-vil in. It was well kuown, however,
that the cumpauy waa backed by a
power .:il English syndicnto. in those
days, whsu a man desired to enter upon
any i:..b enterprise, such as building
a rHikvtt.L constructing a dcap-water
hr.rbj.vuv founding a large manufac
turing cciiler, he would always take
care iir ,t to secure the backing of some
pov.vjr. il tiBgUsh syndicate. Thoy were
alway.i p iwerfulj nobody ever heard of
a weak one. . .. - -s : :
The only other assets of the Ge'rlous
Clicxtc company waBadoeumeiitbear
ing the signature of a degenerave scion
of a once illustrious Castilian iiousc
an opt:, n on a piece of land favorably
located i'ir a town-site. . , - :
'Xne gE..-ral, for all that the sunmsof
his coat a-ere sliiDy and his cuffa some
what frayad, carried about With, him,
never thlcsc. a secret talisman., He
had a "rui!" with the railroad,' The
in:orniaarn had come to him "from
the i;i klc" that the California or Bast
raliread (projected) waa to pass direct
ly through the tract covered by their
Uelicve in tiiis railroad? Well, they
knew the public did, anyhow the
icar. trustful public that always be
lieves in tilings. '
The colonel had been a newspaper
man ui uis early oays, and understood
the gentle art of "working tbe press."
In a kurra isingly short time, every body
in southern California knew that great
things were in store for the new citv
of Eomc there could be no doubtof it,
becanw the newspapers said so.
On a certain day in August the traot
was to be thrown open to the public in
a grund auction. In tho meantime a
few lots were disposed of at private
sale principally to newspaper men,
public officials of high standing, rail
way magnates, famous writers and ac
tors.' Tho major was to act aa auctioneer.
He admitted to bis partners that he
had never sold lots in his life, his
greatest efforts heretofore in tho line
of misrepresentation having been lim
ited to tbe trading of horses.
"The principle seems to be about the
same, however," he said. "Ask five
times what it is worth, and then take
whatever is offered."
' lie wo a cool and easy speaker. The
crowd, the music and the enthusiastic
cheering of the cappers moved him to
extraordinary effort Many of those
who came to scoff remained to buy-
No one was more astonished at
the result of the sale than the conspira
tors themselves. There was money
enough to transform the option into a
deed, pay all the debts of the company
establish a hanasome bank account,
and fill the pocket of all three with
So much prosperity terrified the
major, who anxiously inquired whether
they had not better divide np and bolt.
The others langbed at his fears. They
bad accomplished thus much with no
money at all There waa no limit to what
they could do now with reestablished
credit and a full locker.
"But we must change our tactics,"
the general admitted. "Heretofore it
has been faith and not works that we
have offered the public. We must
show them that we mean business,
that we are laying the foundation of a
The next day fifty men went to work
in Borne, and the dirt began to fly in
all directions. They were laying out a
System of wonderful streets, parks and
Douievams. -loe officers of the Ulori
ous Climate Land and Water company
went about buying back a few of tits 1
WW tltttd sai4 tfHMb Mljjeaiuf i
the wjtrlcet Several' thouMiud itrcot
railwuy tios, rented for a short time,
fcwore scattered through the tract to
lorcsnadow the coming trum wn vs.
To hear of these things through the
newspapers did the public seriously
incline. When the second sale took
place, the crowd in attendance . was
ononnoua. People fought for places,
and offered to pay such amazing prices
that the major, hardened horse-dealer
that he was, almost hesitated to ac
cept the bids. When the day was done
the city of Borne hail passed complete
ly out of the possession of tho com
pany. Now it was the general who coun
seled immediate flight lie had re
ceived a little more "inside informs
tion"-the C. B. R. R. was not coming
to California at all! "Wo must got out
! 2h Ttry bulo,?"it prm
said he, "or we, shall be tarred and
"And the many promisos of the
Glorious Climate company," said the
colonel "the boulevards we were to
i build, parks to lay out, public build
in?"! to construct how about them?"
I The general smiled. "Lot the Eng
lish syndicate take care of all that,"
A tew Uays later, the trio had disap
peared. So had the laborers upon tho
loumlution, of Rome. As a matter of
mot, tho great boom in southern Cali
fornia was ut an end. The impression
began to leuk into many people that
somewhere they had heard something
about "a fool and his money."
As for tho three, they certainly were
no fools. Hut
The genoral went to New York and
lost it all in Wall street
The colonel went to Ohio and lost it
all trying to found a newspapor.
The major went to Europe and lost
it all at Monte Carlo,
Naturally each, when stranded, ap
pealed to the others. Naturally, too,
the reply in each case was depressing.
It was seven years after the episode of
Bome that the three men drifted to
gether again in Chicago, '
The general's coat was again ahiny
at the seams and his cuffs frayed us
before. The colonel drank bcor nud
smoked cheap cigurs. The major had
evidently taken to strong liquors.
Each confessed to discontent, though
none of thoin was disposed to go into
particulars. All lamented the halcyon
days of the founding of Bome.
"There was no such combination aa
that at Moute Carlo," said the major.
"JSo such iambs iu Wall Btreet,"
sighed the general.
"No such suckers in Ohio," echoed
"Why not go back there?" ashed the
general. "1 dont mean to Home, for'
the coyotes must have jumned tliut
claim, but to southern California."
"Walk?" said the colonel, briuiiy.
"I can get the trcaapia-tatioa," said
the general. "My pull with the road
still holds good one way.". ,
"One way?" repeated the major,
"Yea away from New York, whore
my swell relatives live, The return is
not soeaay." . ,
"8haU wo go by the California or
lluat line?" asked the major, with a
"Yon needn't laugh," said the gen
eral. "That road was built after all,
and I intend to get passes over it."
tour clr.ys later, as the C. IS. Ii. B.
"Overland" was Hearing thv end of it:;
run, the three comrades, oe; in u
poker game in tho smoking em , wore
eleomued to hear a passenger uy;u;r:
This station is Home. Grow., o.'ite
a city, hasn't it?"
"Vi ha-a-t!" cried the general, drop
ping his cards, "Is there a itome on
Is there?" echoed the pasjenjer.
"Just look out of the window and see!"
The three rushed to the ululform
j;i it as the train threw up at a li..ml-Bdu-ic
station surrounded by a well
kept park. In plain letiers over the
door they read the name:
"Yes, it's the place," said the colonel,
"Don't you tiee the hills covered with
beautiful residences just as I proisioi
ed they would be."
The general led the wny out into the
main street it waa budt up g-ilid-ly
with sulMtantial-lookuig but4 -:s
blocks. The sldeviillis were er..u;eJ
with people moving .briskly. Leveral
street cars and omnibuses p isat il. vell
filled with arrivals from the traiu.
The oHieers of .the one-time U. C. L.
AW. C. walked ou for sorao duuinee
At length the major, turning to the
general, broke out: "What do yon :sup
pose property is worth here in the busi
ness section?" ,
The general groaned, but did not
"If we had only held on!" said the
colonel, "If we had only believed a
little bit of onr own Ileal"
"And these lots that we let go for a
song," said the major, indignantly,
"are now crowded with big buildings,
and worth no end of money. We wore
robbed, gentlemen! I say robbed!"
"What are we doing here?" growled
the general, sarcastically.. "Tninl: of
taking an option on the city? Let's
get out! I sec no particular opening
here for the geese that didn'i save
ltome. The walking is good. Come
along out of this!"
And three figures moved down the
track iu solemn, silent, single file
Lend of Sunshine.
Young Lady (at dinner, to deaf old
gentleman) Uu you like bananas?
Old Gentleman What did you say?
Young Lady (shouting, with all gen
eral conversation stopped that guests j
uii;fht listen) I said, do you like ba-'
Old Uentleman No, my dear, I don't .
like pajamas; the old-fashioned night
shirt is good enough for me. Judge.
The ease, the luxury and the !
abundance of the hlghast state of civ-!
lhaiuon are as productive of selfish-1
zix; aa the ditlicultigs, tile privations :
md th atorUitiss l iu ltt. )
Mir. , . 1
HIRAM BAKER and W. L. DOUGLAS
AVE GONE INTO PARTNERSHIP.
Douglas makes the 'Shoes and
Baker sells them.
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Albany Furniture Co. -
BALTIMORE BLOCK, Albany, Oregon.
Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, matting, etc.
Pictures and Picture molding. ;
Undertaking a Specialty.
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