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THURBDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 181)5.
A new order.
The holidays will aoon be here.
Holiday for the public school.
What are you thank full for today?
New fur capes at Read, Peacock A Co.
The Express four montha for 25ota.
H Baker carries a full line of groce
ries Old papers for sale here at five cent
City caucus tomorrow night at tbe
Fine display of holiday good at M.
I.lmi county is brooming notorious
for its murders.
Senator McBrlde left Monday for
the national capitnl.
Miller has tbe finest lin- of bibles
ever brought to Iiehanon.
If you want to sell property list It
with Peterson L Andrew.
E. J. Berry, of Sweet Home is spend
ing a few days in Lebanon.
Call and examine Miller's Immense
stock of goods without delay.
Just arrived, an invoice of ladles fine
hues tl 25 per pair at Bakers
The Willamette and U. O's will
play foot ball In Eu-ene today.
The Home Forum Benefit Order was
organlfed ht-re Monday excelling.
Mrs. Fred Blunt, of Albany, Is visit
ing friends In Lebanon this week.
Complete line of pocket books, blank
books, etc., just received at Miller's.
Buy you tickets East over the N. P.
R. R of W. C' Peterson, Local agent.
No old picked over goods at Smith's.
Everything new and tbe very latest
Charlie Donaca came home from Al
bany last evening to spend Thanksgiv
ing. Miss Porter, ot Albany, is now assist
ing Prof. Wiley in the Sweet Home
Dr. A. G. Frill and J. L. Mitchell
were up to Sweet Home a few days re
oently. Rev, Molloy will move to Dallas this
week, where be will take charge of a
The Shasta flyer Sunday night was
composed of tweuty-eeveu cars in two
George Rice wrlics all kinds ot In
surance, and solicits a share of your
At tbe last meeting of tbe Home
Foi um at Sweet Home, new officers
Mrs C. D Montague and little eon,
Brum, of Portland, are lu the city
Atlorneb 8. M. (iurlai.d and W.
M. Biowu were attending court In Al
bany this week.
Shall cows be kept up at night? will
be one of tbe chief issues at the com
ing city election.
Mrs. J. F. Highe- and children re
turned from a visit to Albany last
N. W Kmllh making preparations
for a big holiday trade, and has a flue
line of fancy goods.
There will be more interest taken in
the city election tills year than there
' has been for several.
It will not oost you anything to look
at Smith's new holiday goods. Make
your selections early.
Born to the wife of J. H. Llttlejohn,
November 24, a sou. Mother and
baby both doing well.
W. W. Allingham left last evening
for Coburg, to eat Tbauksglvlog din
ser with his parents.
W. W. Sai. ford has traded bis place'
near Foster to William Skeltou, for
property In Lebanon.
Ruben Thorn returned Saturday lu
the Quarlievllle mines, bit little girl
being much Improved.
Mr. George Keutch, agent at Leb
anon Junction, returned last Thursday
from a trip to California.
I have several hundred dollars to
loan, for clients, on good first mort
gagee. Sam'l M. Garland.
N. W. Smith says he will have the
best values for the money in holiday
goods, ever brought to Lebanon.
Farmers coming In to town Bay that
the hard frosts of the past week have
dor e much dan age to the grass.
All knowing themselves to be In
debted to the old firm of Guy 4 Mayer,
are requested to call and settle at once.
W. Donaca shipped this past week,
alz carloads of prtutoes to California
and four carloads of wheat to different
Mrs. G. W. Simons, who has been
visiting relatives In the east for the
past two months, returned home last
Miss Nona Irvine, of Albany, is
spending Thanksgiving near Lebanon,
the guest of Mr, and Mrs, Grant
The very latest in walking hats, sail
ors and dress hats, cheaper than ever
before. Call and be convinced. Miss
Call and examine Miller's display
ABC blocks, scrap bMks, photo
graph albums, picture frames, toy
Attorney Frank Bkipworlh went to
Altiany yesterday morning to listen to
the closing arguments In the Hannah
Miss Faniiio Griggs left yesterday to
spend Thanksgiving with her par
ents In Albany. "She will return Mon
William J. Royce left Tuesday for
Portland on business. He will go from
Portland to California on a visit till
after tbe holidays.
Remember that the ladies of the
Baptist church will give you a good
twemy-five cent dinner today in the
I. O.O. F. building.
Mr. Frank Bedell, of near Lebanon,
and Mrs. Mary Cutler, each ngwl
about sixty years, have had a nmrrl
age license Issued to them.
Money to loan. A limited amount
of money to loan on good farm secur
Ity. Call upon or wrilo to K. N.
Steele A Co., Albany, Oregon.
We hove been requested to stale that
there will lie a union caucus held in
tbe Baud ball tomorrow night for the
purpose of nominating a city licket.
If you want anything special for
Christmas In my line, call at once
and let me know, as I order all goods
from the east. Sanders, the jeweler.
Measure your rooms accurately and
have your carpets sewed wilhout extra
charge by tbe Albany Furniture Com
pany. Baltimore Block, Albany, Or.
Attorney John M. Homers and wife
came out from Albany last evening to
spend Thankagiving with Mrs. Km
ers' parents, Mr. and Mm. W. B Don
aca. Teacher's institutes will be held In
tbe following towns: Harrlsburg, No
vember 29 and 30; Brownsville, Decern
her, 6 and 7; Oakville, December, 13
Tbe wagons roads across the Cascade
mountains are still free from snow,
and accommodate travel as usual.
This seldom happens this late in No
vember. Miss Mattle Nixon left Wednesday
morning for Lewiston, Idaho, on a
visit to her brother, Joe Nixon, and
family. She will be absent about two
Governor Lord has pardoned Thad
Dunn, of Yamhill county, and Harold
Pilkitigton, of Portland. It was done
in order to restore them to clti
Sanders, the Jeweler, will give a solid
gold pen with pearl holder to the boy
or girl of sixteen years or under, for
the best orignial adverlisment. Call
at the store for particulars.
The fire department has put in a
new fire alarm, wnich they will test
Saturday afternoon between two and
four o'clock. Those hearing it, at that
time will know what It means.
Mrs. J. linger gave a sumptuous re
past last Sunday In honor of the mar
riage of her sou, Mr. W. J. linger, to
Miss Matilda Uilyou, which was
greatly enjoyed by those present.
At F. M. French's jewelery store,
Albany, you can buy Initial pins for
10c, licit pins 10c, C. E. plus Inc. sliver
pin cushions 10c. Write for them and
Inclose amount lo postage stamps.
The mother of Daniel McKerchur,
who was murdered by Lloyd Mont
gomery, is said to be almost Insane
with grief because of the death of her
sou, tbe prop and ma'nstay of her old
The literary at Tallman Is progress
ing nicely. Saturday evening the
election of officers took place with Mr.
A. M. Wilson, rresldent; E. E. Ham-
mack, vice-president; F. L. Frost, sec
retary. The sheriffs of Oregon have a gi iev.
ance against Governor Lord and
against the state at large. The sheriffs
claim that It was an unrighteous act
on the part of the governor in vetoing
the sheriff's mileage bill.
Mr. Farwell died at his home at
Plainview yesterday, of pneumonia,
at the age of sixty years. He was a
pioneer of tills countv and was univer
sally respected He served as county
treasurer one or two terms.
An oyster supper and social will be
given under the auspices of the Home
Work Society, at tbe Miller hall, to
morrow evening, to which all
are cordially Invited Oysters IS cents.
Supper ready at five o'clock.
Dr. R. H. Curl, dentist, of Browns
ville, was In the city the first of the
week, working at his profession. He
Is now at Sodavllle, where be will re
main till Saturday, and then go to
Sclo. Dr. Curl Is a fir it-close dentist.
Vloe-Presldent J. C. Sfubhs and
General Frelirht Agent C F. Smurr,
of the Southern Pacific, held a long
conference Monday, in San Francisco,
ana as a result It was announced that
the company would begin a sweeping
reduction In rates on freight ship
ments bstweea Bau Fraiiulseu and
Thanksgiving Day will lie observed
by a union service held In the South
M. H. church, beginlng at 10:30 a. in.,
all the pastors taking part and Rev.
Molloy preaching the sermon, .At the
close, a collection will be taken up for
the poor of Lebanon.
The students of the academy will,
in the m ar future, give their first en
tertainment for the present school
year, Several of the performers who
took part In the dramas last year, will
again appear in this. Tbe public may
look forward to a very excellent enter
Nearly 1000 people left Portland by
steamer and train last Sunday night
for San Francisco, at the low rates re
sulting from the battle for passenger
business now being waged furiously
between the Southern Pacific com
pany and the Oregon Railroad and
Mr. C. L. Parish, father of Dr.
Parish, and Mrs. Mincher, mother of
Mrs. Parish, both of San Frucisco,
arrived on yesterday morning's train
and are In the city, visiting with their
children. Dr. and Mrs. Parish were
notcxpectlngthem, and It is needless
to say that it was a most happy sur
prise. The Jefferson bridge has been ex
amined by County Judges W. C. Hub
hard, of Marion county, and J. N.
Duncan, of Linu county, assisted by
j the superintendent of the Southern
faclhc iindges, wno Happened to oe
present looking over the company's
bridge. The structure was fiund to
be all right, with the exception of
some slight repairs needed in the ap
proaches. Last Friday evening a fire alarm
was given which was promptly re
sponded to by the fire boys. It only
proved to be the flue of the M. E. par
sonage burning out. It looks to us as
if persons turning in alarms should
use a little more judgment and not call
the department out every time a
flue burns out; especially while every
thing is to wet too burn. If it was in
dry weather, It would bo different.
A good-natured rivalry Is growing
up between the Independence and
Dallas public schools, over the posses
sion, or rather earning the right to
possess a silk flag, which is to be given
to the school having tbe best general
attendance for November. There are
about 575 enrolled in the Dallas
schools, and 314 I u the Independence,
and the school having tbe least aver
age number of tardiea gets the flags.
The following city ticket has been
placed in the Held: For mayor, S.
Andrews; cnunclltnen, N. 8. Dal
gleish, C. E. Pugh, H. ilaker, A.
Umphrey, J. It. Smith, N. B. Bea
luan; recorder, W. M. Brown; treas
urer, J. F. Hyde; marshal, G. W. Tay
lor, The ticketis a good one and we
predict I hat tile majority of It will be
elected if not all. Another ticket
will be in the field, but it has not
lieen made up yet.
Edward Brabham, sou of T. J. Brab
ham, who resides near Springfield,
met with a fatal accident some' time
Monday, i he body being found about
8 p. in.- Tbe young man left his
father's house in the morning for a
hunt, carrying a "hotguii. As he did
not return when expected, search was
instituted, and his body was fouud
near a fence, with a great hole in the
left breast, where a load of shot had
I entered. It is thought he was climb-
lug through the fence, and that his
gun was accidentally discharged. He
was ab .ut twenty-three years of age.
The adjourned term of circuit court
before Judge Burnett convened at Al
bany Monday, for the trial of Mrs.
Emma G. Hannah, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Lottie Hiatt, at Jor
dan, on September 1!8, last. Tbe en
tire day was taken up In securing a
jury, composed uf tile following per
sons: A. P. Blackburn, A. Cross,
Frank Trites, Henry Blakely, J. M:
Ralston, H. Bishop, E N. Humphrey,
J. H. Glass, J. H. Caldwell, W. S. Fos
ter, E. C. Roberts and M. Berrlgan.
District Attorney MoCann then made
his opening address to the Jury, recit
ing what facts the state expects to
prove. He stated that the prosecution
would show by tbe testlmoney that
tile assailant was the defendant,
disguised In man's clothing, and
tile various accusations that have been
made and heretofore published, in
cluding the finding and identification
of the hat claimed to belong to the de
fendant's son. Also the traoks made
by peculiar slices leading from the
Hannah residence to the Hiatt resi
dence. Also the III feeling between
the defendant and Mrs. Hiatt, and
threatening language. Also the find
ing of a pistol of the caliber fitting the
bullets which did tbe killing. Much
more evidence of a similar nature was
Introduced. The defendant, her hus
band and children denied most of the
evidence of the prosecution. Mrs.
Hannah said she was not at Mrs.
Hia't's house at all on tbe day of the
shooting. The case was submitted to
the jury after argument, and they re
turued a verdict of murder In the sec
ond degree, after a brief consultitiou.
A motion for a new trial will be
argured on Suturduy, when tbe de
fendant comes up for sentence,
Ladles and children Jackets of new
eat dl4(u at Read, Pimk 4 6
MAKES A FULL CONFESSION.
Lloyd Montgomery Killed Hie Father,
Mother and McKercher. Says He
Wso Blinded by Anger Over
a Trivial Matter.
Lloyd Montgomery, the murderer,
of his father and mother mid Daniel
MoKercher near Brownsville on Tues
day of last week, has been unable to
withstand the weight of the terrible
crime upon his tnlndf and made n'full
confession, admitting that he killed all
throe of them.
The prisoner has appeared to be in a
very distressed state of mind during
the day. Late Monday evening when
visited in his cell by a representative
of tbo Herald and Mr. J. S. Van Win
klo he answered several questions, but
said his attorneys had advised him to
say nothing about the murder, but af
ter some further questioning ho began
weeping and said:
"Oh, If I only had it to do over again.
I don't know what made me do It."
"What was McKercher and your
father talking about a they stood by
the picket fence in front of the house
after Gilkey, the hop buyer drove
away, and what was McKercber's
business there," was asked.
"McKercher asked father how be
Was fixed for money, that he would
Irke to get a tew dollars father owed
him. They were talking about that,
and were speaking in a friendly man
ner. McKercher asked for a drink of
water and I got it for him."
"How did the shooting begin, what
was the cause of It?"
"We were quarreling, father and I.
Father commenced going after me for
going away from home and neglecting
work. He had always abused me.
McKercher sided in with father while
we were quarreling. Father asked me
where I had been. I told him I had
been hunting. Then he slapped me
in the face and told me to go and cut
some wood. This made me so angry I
didjiot know what I was doing, I
went into the house and got father's
rifle. It was in the bedroom. I came
out and stood in the kitchen door.
Father and McKercher were still
standing by the fence talking and
mother was Btanding near by in the
"Were their backs toward you or
"I was so excited that I don't know
just how they were Btanding. I shot
father first. Then mother and Mc
Kercher started to run toward the
house. I shot at McKercher snd
missed him the first time. I Jumped
out of the door-way where I was
standing and ran around tbe house
toward the front porch. McKercher
was just going throu ih the door. I
was still standing on the ground when
I shot biin. He fell near the door in
side the house and I stepped upon the
porch. Mother was running from me
through the house."
Here he broke dewn and sobbed:
"I don't know what made me do it.
I Just got to shooting and kept on un
til I shot them all. I had no idea of
killing them until I got so mad and
then 1 didn't know what I was doing
until it was all over."
"Did you place the gun on McKer
cber's body for the purpose of direct
ing tuspicion to him?"
"No; I don't know why I did that.
I ust laid the gun down and ran. My
Brat thought was to get au ay. I run
out into the field a short distance, but
saw the the children near by coming
home from school and came back with
them. It was father's rifle I used, the
same one I hud taken bunting. It
was a 40-82 Winchester. I shot five
"How had your father abused you,
had he flogged you?"
"No, but I hud worked hard all my
life and he always treated me mean
and abused me."
"Had they accused you of commit
ting any crimes, or did you have any
other trouble in the neighborhood?"
"No, not to amount to anything. I
did sign my uncle's name to an order
on William Scott for 15 in money, but
I bad worked for him anil be owed me
that much, and I thought It would be
"Did your parents or anyone else
accuse you of being connected witli
the murder of a peddler near Sweet
Home about a year ago?"
"No, I was at home picking hops
When he was killed. I do uot kuow
who killed him."
The prlsouer said he bad a violent
temper and w is ea.-ily angered, and
added: "When my father shipped me
It made me so angry I did nut kuow
What! was doing."
The prisoner said lie was eighteen
years old In August last. His miser
able confession, told lu a helling, dls-
tressed manner, with frequent out
bursts of weeping, could not but excite
pity, yet 1 his Is overshadowed by the
enormity uf the crime committed by
the jogug monster lu shontiug his
father and McKercher without warn
ing, mid then shooting 1,1s mother
twice n she as fl Iijj froiu him and
begging for her life, with no other ap
parent motive llpiu i;hI inspired by
bis ungovernable temper and furious
anger trui in ic u,u;urel with his
ratlur overt trivial uutUT. Albany I
Our shelves are now filled
with the choicest line of
Dress Goods, fresh from the
looms. Not an unstylish
piece in the lot, and at prices
to suit your pocket book. .
department was never so full
of stylish made shoes as at
the present time. .
We; would be pleased to
show you through our stock
wether you are a purchaser
Read, Peacock& Co.
MURDER OR ACCIDENT.
John Knifong Found' in an Uncon
scioua Condition. Foul
About seven o'clock last Tuesday
evening, John Knifoi.g, night watch
at the Waterloo Woolen Mills, was
found in an unconscious condition,
lying at the door of the . Woolen mill,
with bis skull fractured. He died In
about fifteen hours after being found
without ever regaining consciousness,
uud lu all probability the cause of his
death will never be known.
It was thought at first be had
walked out of the door on the second
floor, and fell to the side walk, a dis
tance of about thirteen feet. This door
is situated Just above the one on the
lower floor, and In every way similar.
It is very likely that if one bad been
upon the third floor and came down
one flight of stairs, be might mistake
ibis door tor the lower one and walk
out, and It was universally believed
that this was the way Knifong met
his death until after the doctors bad
Dr. Parish, of this city, and Dr.
Prill, of Sodavllle, were both sent for,
and after examining (tie wound, said
it was almost an Impossibility for a
man to receive sucb from a fall as that
and be fouud In the position ne was,
wilhout any other bruises or wounds,
the only wound being a fracture just
above the left ear. It extended to the
left eye and around oyer the back part
of the head to the base of the skull,
which caused coucussion of the brain,
and hemorrhage. - Both physicians
thought It was done with a sandbag, a
rock in a sack, or something similar.
But what object any one would have
In murdering Knifong is more than
any person can figure OMt, us lie was a
mat) without means and was not
known to have an enemy iu the
Coroner James held an inquest this
morning. The Jurymen werei J. C.
I : uf ton, M. 1 1. Kennedy, J. H. Tur-
pln.John Filling, G. W. Griffin, E.
VV Kium. After bearing the evidence
given by ten witnesses, the Jury re
tired, and the first ballot stood four for
death by accident and two for muider,
with no prospect of an agreement.
Mr. John Knifong was a man well
liked by nearly everybody. He leaves
a wife and Ave small children, almost
Stale Oriranlser J. I,. Mitchell. omau.
lied a Home Forum lodge ut tills place
Maudav evenlna with over thirty
charter memiiers. The charter will re-
I main open uutlll Monday night. All
who wish to get tht benefit of the
!tufr hut ibaUtdiit t hrf tt&i j
The Thomas Kay Woolen Mills
Company, of Salem Is In receipt of
letters from many points offer
ing inducements or asking for
propositions to establish a woolen
mill. Tacoma has a $65,000 mill it
oflers to lease or sell for any terms that
the company may dictate. Astoria
asks for a proposition, and states that
that olty will accept any reasonable
proposition looking to the establish
ment of a mill at that place. Private
persons have wrltteu from Portland
offering encouragement from the me
troplie. Some prominent men t.l.
mate that f50,000 in stook will be sub.
scribed by Portland citizens as, an In
ducement to haye a woolen mill lo
cated there.- Dallas has a three-set
mill ready to operate that bus never
run a day. The company has been of
fered the use of this mill free for limp
years to start the manufacture of
woolen goods at that place. Lewiston,
Idaho, has also written for a proposi
tion by the comnanv. T,t.f.r. , i..
iug received almost daily from different
sections, relative to the h
mill. The company prefers to rebuild
at aaiem, where it has the ground,
water power and hands. A
of Sarin's oitlacns met last Monday
night and appointed a committee to
arrange for a mass meeting to be held
In the opera house tomorrow evening,
to determine what Salem win ,tn
The fire will not effbot the Waterloo
mills any whatever. They will keeii
ou running aud try to hold what
orders they uow have ou hand.
George Rice represents some of the
best insurance companies In the world.
Dop't forget to attend the oyster
supper tomorrow evening at five
Go to Miss Dumoiid's for millinery.
She Is selling at cost, aud wants no
goods left over,
Hlfrheit Honor World's Pair,
. (told Medal, Midwinter Fair,
jMait Ftrfett Mad.