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Lebanon Express. .
H. Y. KIRKPATRICK,
Editor - and - Proprietor
A GOOD PLATFORM.
The democrats ot Polk county,
at their recent convention, adopted
the following excellent platform:
Section 1. Whereas, the present
depressed condition of the country
and the shrinkage of values are
mainly due to the financial system
which hns controlled the country
for more thn twenty years last
past, the Democracy of Polk coun
ty, in convention assembled, be
lieving that the money question is
the paramount issue before the
people, hereby declare ourselves as
unalterably opposed to the single
gold standard, and demand the
immediate return to the constitu
tional standard of gold and silver
by the restoration by the general
government, independently of any
foreign power, of the unrestricted
coinage of both gold and silver
into standard money at the ratio
of 16 to 1, and upon terms of exact
equality as they existed prior to
1873, the silver coin to be full
legal tender equally with gold for
all debts and dues, publicnd pri
vate, and we denounce all discrim
ination by the government against
the gold or silver ourrency of the
country. We demand that the
secretary of the treasury shall coin
into standard silver dollars as soon
as practicable, all the silver bullion
now in the treasury of the United
States which represents the silver
seignorage or coinage profit to the
goverment, and also all silver bul
lion that may hereafter be offered
Sec. 2. We demand the repeal
of all specific contract laws, state
Sec. 3. We favor the construc
tion of the Nicaragua Canal, and
its control by the general govern
ment. Sec. 4. We demand a tariff so
adjusted that it shall affect alike,
our commerce, our agriculture and
fi:'S. We demand of the gen
eral government rigid enforcement
of the Monroe doctrine.
Sec. 8. In order that we may
have an economical administration
of state government, we demand
that the salaries of all state officers
hall be kept strictly within the
letter of the constitution, that all
laws now existing providing extra
fees or compensation for any duty
or service imposed by law pon
: such officer shall be repealed.
' Sec. 7. We demand the repeal
of the lews creating the Railaoad
Commission, the State Board of
Equlization, the Domestic Animal
Commission, (be Horticultural
Commission, laws creating and ap
propriating money for the support
of the state and district fairs, and
the office of Fish Commissioner
and Game Protector.
Sec 8. We demand the repeal
of all laws providing for the or
ganization and support of the
Oregon State Militia, and also the
law creating the office of Attorney
General. Sec. 0. We demand the re
enactment of the mortgage tax
law, and the amendment of our
Assessment laws so that all re
corded indebtedness of the tax
payer stall be deducted from his
Sec. 10. We demand of our
legislators the enactment of such
laws as will utilize the labor of the
state convicts for the improvement
of the public roads in the several
counties in the state, where such
labor can be conveniently used.
Sec. 11. As the excessive sala
ries at present paid to our county
officials render taxation almost
confiscation, we demand that the
aalarv of the county clerk of Polk
county be reduced from $1600 to
11200 per year; the deputy clerk
from 11000 to $600; the county
Judge from 1800 to f 500; the coun
ty treasurer from 1750 to $500; and
that the salary of the county
sheriff be fixed at 11600 par year,
and his deputy at 000, the assessor
f 800 per year'; be to pay bis own
tti), ni thi iba mini? fc'tao)
superintendent receive $500 pe
year. . '.' .
Sec. 12. We condemn the last
legislature for its willful disregard
of its pledges for economy and its
failure to repeal the laws creating
useless commissions, and we pledge
the candidates nominated by ' this
convention to favor reduction of
salaries in all departments: state,
county, and municipal. . . , ,,, , .
Now the ex-Blaves are demand
ing pensions and are in high hopes
of success, The pension fever has
driven congresj mad, and the end
is not yet; so the ex-slaves may
have considerable ground for their
expectations, when the republican
party comes into power again. Suc
cess depends upon how big a show
ing cf votes they can make, and
whether they can make the repub
lican leaders believe' that their
votes depend upon the passage of
such a law. After a little, the only
fair and reasonable thing to do will
be to pension every voter in the
United States, and all the widows
and children of ex-voters perhaps
with a proviso that voting any
thing but the republican ticket
will be sufficient cause for stopping
the voter's pension. Sunday Wel
come. A little over three months, and
the county election will be here.
The people of Linn county will
have a good many things to con
sider, and there is a good reason to
believe the people ore going to do
some thinking. One thing they
will think very seriously about is
extravagance in state and county
administrations for several depart
ments, not in keeping with the
times. Keep up your thinking.
Bead, Peacock ft Co. are closiug out
their stock of goods at both Albany
' Evsvy Clowd flu a Stlvsr Llftlaf.
BympathiiingLadj (to carnal acquain
tance on tue cars) "Lost all jrour chil
dren? How very tad!"
Be reared Mother "Yea, It la great
trial. But then la no loea without tome
6. L. "Ah, yes; yon hare the conaol.
lot! conaciouanata that they are better
"B. M.-"That is true, but I didn't
exactly mean that "
B. il. "No; I waa about to eay that irs
can hire a bouae now without any
trouble." Boston Courier.
; Flattering- Delaware.
The little son of La Grand AliWy of
Poncktiockie ottered another bright say
lia mother ia making plans for a
Martha Washington patty and sii: made
tlte remark that ana would need the fee
vices of boys to represent States:; .
Stephen mid: t.
"1 want to be a State, mamma."
"No.Stephrn, you can reproent Yankee
Poodle. You small to Le a
''Oh, no, mamma, I want to be a Stat".
I am big enough to represent Delaware."
Wihdsob Castle has been used for a
royal residence 784 years,
Tue largest photograph ever taken
7Ci; feet lone; and four feet two
T:l- smallest bird ia an East India
humming bird, which is hardly larger
tfciiil au ordinary horsefly.
Notloe tor Publication.
Y.hVli Ornci at Obkios Cot, Ob.,
Jan. 16. 1896.
Notice is hereby Riven that the following
named settler has filed notice ol his inten
tion to niake final proof in sitnimrt of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore the County Clerk of Man County, at
Albany, Ogn., on Feb'y 29, 1898, vii:
EDMUND C. BKl'RY,
U- E. No. 7616, for the 8 W K E . N W
KSKtfsndNXS y K,Bec4,T108.H
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of, said land, viz: Richard
Mayo, Laun Blieppard, Joseph L. Turn
edge, Frank Horam, all of Mill City, Og.
UOBBBT A, MlLLKB,
They have come.
Hy spring; lines of laces, embroi
deries and veilings.
Cambric, Swiss 'and linen embroi
dery. Maltese, Benrre, guipure and chan
Beurre lace collars too, white and
Cream, and black.
Veilings of various kinds, including
the new silk dotted chiffon.
A few of these lines arc shown in Ibe
front show case.
(S. E. Young-,
tj laniiirMisasaaiWiiaaaW1 ti'ii'liirfftiiaiaeBj'i
'l.Ntptti Oparuor ta Kotos Trias
Brrs a floss.
'It's strange how contrary things go
sometimes," said a telegraph operator
who has traveled and aeon many things.
"Some years back-, when I was rooming
around in the southwest, I went down
to Old Mexico with, man named Clem
ents. We didn't have any particular
business down there, but it was not
difficult to get a Job at telegraphing in.
those days, and we worked our way
around from one place to another to see
the country.' -
"We found the climate agreeable and
everything lovely except the .eatables.
The fact la, the eatables were all right,
too,butwecouldn't get them. 'Ian-ales'
was the only thing we could say m the
greaser language when we wanted some
thing to eat, and tamales was all we
could get. Those tamales that the Mex
icans make, you know, are one-eighth
corn husk, one-eighth meat and Born
meal and the remainder red pepper
that tastes like concentrated extract of
future damnation. Now, tamales are
good things by way of relish la small
quantities, but as a steady diet they
pull on a person's appetite, mors or less.
But, as I remarked, the only thing we
could call for was tamales.' That's
just to ahow that we couldn't be under
stood when it was desirable,
"Well, one day we proposed taking n
ride, and went to a stable to engage
some horses. There were horses in
plenty, but the fool people couldn't un
derstand that we wanted to hire them.
Clements had a little red book with
some common expressions in the greas
er language for ready reference, but it
either wasn't printed correctly or Clem
ents didn't have the correct pronuncia
tion, for the stable folks didn't sabe his
talk worth a cent. Clements then tried
a sort of sign language, and they be
came auspicious that he was crazy, and
when he attempted to saddle a horsg
they threatened to shoot him.
"While Clements was in the midst of
these demonstrations a man dressed in
the height of Mexican style rode in. His
sombrero and saddle carried enough sil
ver to buy amine. He entered the court
yard, said a few words in Bpanish to an
attendant, and, seating himself near us,
began ..rolling a cigarette. It vexed
Clements to see how readily this greaser
country districts, acted as his secre
tary. The mayor was seated one fine
afternoon in one ot the rooms of the
town hall with his new secretary, when
the schoolmaster entered the building
stealthily and noiselessly turned the
key of the door, locking up the pair.
It was some time ere the mayor and
his secretary realized the strange posi
tion in which they had been placed,
and then for two mortal hours they
cried and shouted, implored and threat
ened, but in vain, for the vindictive
schoolmaster remained deaf to their
appeals. Finally, tlte' prisoners were
released by the gendarmes, who, horror
stricken at this act of profanity, drew
i:p a flaming report of the affair. The
schoolmaster, however, had not yet
done with the mayor. Revenge is
sweet, and his thirst for it having been
stimulated by one success he resolved
on going in for another. Having
locked in the mayor, he resolved on
locking him out, and at the present
moment the door of the town hall is so
securely fastened that the unlucky
functionary is unable to effect an en
trance. The baffled mayor telegraphed to the
minister of public instruction, lodging
a formal complaint against the school,
master. "I wish to inform you," he
said, "that I, as well as the new secre
tary, have been sequestrated by him for
two hours in the hall of the Mairie;
that he refused to open the apartment
in spite of numerous injunctions; and
that the intervention of the gendar
merie was required to enable us to
effect an exit at fen o'clock in the even
ing. I beg you to arrive at a prompt
(Incision, as it is impossible for me to
enter the town hall, where the archives
are." This is a pretty state of things,
and the interference of a minister la
needed to enable, the mayor to return
to his town hall and his archives. Kan
sas City Star.
A tourist had arrived unannounced
at a crowded village inn. It waa already
late in the evening, and there waa no
a pare bed. The traveler grew impa
tient. "Haven't you at least a bundie of
hay you can give me?" he demanded of
the landlady. That worthy was also
gcttipg impatieptr 'There isn'ta thing
eft," she answered, "except a bit of cold
roast beef." Youth's Companion,
could communicate with" the peonle,
while he couldn't make himself under
stood. " 'Look at that yeilow-faced rustler!
See how easy it is for him to talk! ' said
Clements. His experienee bad shown
him that there was no danger of being
understood .by anyone but me, and he
ipoke freely, 'f'erlipps that blamed
bow-legged horse thief can understand
.lie,' he added. Then, turning to the
stranger and bowing deferentially,
Clements pulled out his little red book,
,ind, following the text with his finger,
began to read in Spanish that he wanted
s horse. He had only begun when the
man who looked like a greaser said, in
" 'I gather from what you have been
saying to your friend that you desire to
hire two horses. Am I correct?'
"He was correct, but Clements was so
frightened that some time elapsed be
fore he could answer and make a few
necessary explanations to the hidalgo,
who proved to be a Mexicanized Ameri
can, who owned a mine down there.
"That v, ac an instance where we were
Tha Mayor of the Towa Was etabjaet to
An extraordinary misadventure re
cently befell a French mayor, whs had
Kntrltt to quarrel wtiMfct tMIim
MNMlMMtr, winf , H if flrf Irifcsi
Not Closing Out,',
The. following list
MOW COSt. ' ' -
49 pairs ladies' French kid, plain toe
cloth top; palent tip
kid top, , " j.
French kid, "
coarse) plain toe
. " -
if II '
ptitoht tip . '
low Bhoes 1 !'
22 " " "
42 " children's '.' patent tip
1 - . ... .
6 " Men's cap tue, Barton Bros.
J4 u li i a
plain toe, Kirketulale
enp toe, Btrton BroB.
. ; " Smith & Wallace .
'" Barton Bros.
" .William Morris
Barton Bros. Kangaroo
8 ", " heavy tap sojc, oil grain, plow shoe 2 25
OTH ER GOODS .
Men's cotton pants.
We have a good line of Dress Goods that we are selling at reduced
prices; also a line of lints which we arc closing out at cost.
Lebanon, - - Oregon.
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BanFraucisco and Yaquiua Bay iSteani
A 1 and llratclnes in every respect.
Bails from Yaqitlna for Ban Francisco
about every 8 days.
Passenger accommodations 'unsur
passed. ' HllnrteBt mute between the
Willamette Valley and California.
Fare from Albany or points west to
Cabin, ...$12 00
Steerage, '8 00
Cabin,roundtrip,G0ck 18 00
For sailing duys apply to
H. li. Walden, Agent,
Edwin Stone, Ma'ger., Albany,
Corvallls, : Oregon. ,
" Chab. Clabk, Supt,
Nottue flor JaubllMun,
hum 0mc at OuituoN Orrv. Ob.,
- . .February 24, ISffl.
'Notice is hereby'given.that the following,
named settler has filed notice of liis i'nlen
tion to make final prool in support ol his
claim, and that said proof will be made ho
fore the Comity ('jerk of Klnn County, at
Albany, Or., on May 2, 1S86, viz:
MILTON W, YOKMAN,
H E No. 8251, for the 5 E Soc 22, T U 8,
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of, said land, viz: VY. W.
Sanders, Ben. White. O. A. Uoivning, I).
8. Myers, all of Lacnmb, Or.
I'.OBEKT A. MlLLKH,
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LEBANON, - - OREGON.
A. D. CHARLTON, Asst. Genl. Pass. Agt.,
Notloe for iublloar,io,
Land Ornog at Oamox Oitv. Oa..
I'o'.runry 24, 1810.
Notice is hereby give;,, that the following
named settler has lld notice of his Inten
tion to make Bnaj proof in support of his
claim. snd that said prool will be made be
fore the Co, Clerk of Linn Co., at Albany,
Or., on i!ay2, 1806, viz:
CfKOKGE ARVEBTA DOWNINO,
H. E. No. 8250, for the N, W, X See. 22, T.
il 8 K. 1 E.
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of, said land, viz: William W.
Handors, Milton W. Vooinan, David 8.
Myers, Charley E, Clark, all of Lacouib, Or,
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