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Lebanon Express. 1
H. Y. KIRKPATR1CK,
Editor - and - Proprietor
(Prom th Albcny DtmocrU.)
Thomas H. Tongue wag placed
in nomination for congress as a
"sound money" man and is now
being backed and tun because of
his single gold standard doctrine,
even the Oregonian supporting
him, whereas it would not were
there a single doubt on the ques
tion.' Mr. Tongue has completely
flopped on the subject without any
reason for it except political prefer
ment. LeJi than two years ago
in a letter in the Oregonian he
wrote lucidly on the silver question
giving splendid arguments in Its
favor, sufficient to induce every
honest free silver republican voter
to vote against him now that he is
for a single gold stanard.
Here is the bulk of the letter:
HitLSBORo, Or., Nov. 3, 1894.
(To the Editor:) I have read
with some care your editorials in
today's Oregonian, as well as the
one of a few days ago, in which you
depict the terrible consequences of
either the free coinage of silver,-or
coinage of the product of our own
mines. It is to be inferred from
these articles that the Oregonian
favors the present coinage laws of
the United States, and is ready to
wield its powerful influence in
favor of the continuance. Let us
look at those laws squarely and
see what they are and where they
are leading us. Heretofore our
silver mines have been a vast
source of wealth; they have
furnished employment to thousands
of men, who became consumers of
the products of tiie labor of others,
and have furnished a good share of
the increased circulation needed by
a constantly expanding population
to do its increasing business,
Nearly all of this has been over
thrown by legislation in the last
year. We have reached a condition
unknown in history. Our silver
mines are absolutely worthless to
us as producers of money metal,
If run to their full capacity, not
one ounce of their products could
pass through the mints of the
United States, or get into circula
tion among our citizens as money.
Not a dollar of additional silver
can get into circulation as money
except by redeeming a treasury
, note. ," When the silver is got out
the treasury note is redeemed and
destroyed, and the circulation
remains the same. A vast amount
of silver money is lost and des
troyed every year by abrasion and
by accident, and (here is no way
to supply the loss. Constantly
increasing population demands
increased silver circulation and the
demand is ignored. On the con
trary, as the population increases,
the silver coin, by abrasion and
destruction, constantly decreases.
This will lead inevitably, if long
continued, to gold monometaliBm
With tariff laws designed to increase
our imports, while exports are
diminishing enormously in value,
the products of our gold mines.
inadequate even to pay the inter
est on our public, private and
corporate indebtedness to Europe,
what will be the end? And where
will the supply of money be
A continuance of this legislation
means constant retraction. Scarce
' money means dear money, with
increased purchasing power; it
means' a decrease in the price of
every other' species of property,
real and personal, in the country,
and in the city; it means decrease
in the wages of all classes of labor,
skilled and unskilled, manuel and
professional. But worst of all it
means an enormous increase in
indebtedness of every class, public
and private, with diminished power
to pay. , It means confiscation of
the property of the debtor for the
benefit of the creditor. ; : 1!'
It will make the United States a
paradise to the class of people who
are exclusive creditors, but it will
make it a hell for everybody else.
Even the most generous and less
exacting creditors will suffer with
the rest. Havingloaned hi money
on property with only a fair margin
at old-time values, when the power
of the debtor to pay is taken away,
he finds himself compelled to take
property robbed of its value. That
it would be downright dishonesty
to legislate to enable the debtor to
repudiate just financial obligations
is not disputed, but it !b equally
dishonest, and productive of more
hardship, to increase by legislation
the obligations and burdens of the
debtor for the creditor. It is easy
of comprehension why England,
the creditor nation of the world,
should favor contraction of the
world's money and a limitation of
money metal. Having no silver
mines of her own, and being a
purchaser of both silver and food
products, it is equally easy of
comprehension why she should use
every effort of diplomacy and
legislation to diminish the value of
both, but why the United States, a
debtor nation, with extensive silver
and vast stores of food products to
sell, should voluntarily assist in
carrying out the eame policy, and.
diminish the value of her own
resouces, "passeth understanding."
Unfortunately for the welfare of
the country it contains too many
people who, surrounded by huge
blocks of well secured, interest
bearing obligations, are interested
in legislation that makes money
dear, and everything else cheap;
who, not engaged in productive
industries themselves, are anxious
co secure the product of the toil of
others at the least possible outlay.
As business and population expand,
our monetary needs will be con
stantly supplied from silver mines
on American soil, owned by Amer
ican citiiens, worked by American
miners, who in turn supply their
needs from the production of other
American workmen. How this
result, if accomplished, placing in
circulation the entire product of
our silver mines, not needed for
other uses, and will not exceed
probably 50 cents per capita, will
disturb, business or commerce or
prove detrimental to our financial
system, I am at a loss to see.
In this contest it is greatly to be
regretted that the Oregonian, right
upon so many questions., should, in
the opinion of many of its staunch
est friends, be wrong upon this,
should throw the weight of its vast
influence upon the hand that, while
oppressing other people, bears with
equal hardshipupon the proprietors
of the Oregonian. The heart of the
editor is generally in the fight
place and sympathizes with those
who are wronged and oppressed,
and it ought to be so in this matter.
With the Oregonian on the right
side of this question, the entire
west would, present a solid front
against those who are doing us
financial wrong and laying weary
burdens upon those least able to
bear them. Thomas H. Tongue.
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Victors Are Best.
Victor Non Puncturable Tire, No. 103, is the lightest
running wheel on earth. The best is the cheapest in the
end. Largest stock of second-hand wheels on the coast.
Everything as represented. "Write for list.
Headquarters for sundries and athletic goods, 130 Sixth
Street and 311 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon.
OVERMAN WHEEL COMPANY.
W. B. Kernan, Manager.
H. Y. Kirkpatrick,
Local Agent, Lebanon, Oregon.
believe, if elected, he would be a
careful and economical county
judge. While very courteous 'and
obliging, he has a pretty stiff back
bone and can say "no" when he
wants to. Advance.
Bcio democrats are returning to
their first love. The rousing meet
ing last Saturday has developed u
wonderful enthusiasm lor the
ticket. Scio will pay her respects
to Lebanon by giving the demo
cratic nominee for judge a big vote.
Scio is "on to'' herself again and
will soon become the banner demo
A county official is elected for
one term. Sometimes he is honored
with a second term. The one term
is the rule and the second is the
exception. Every official is ex
pected to do as well as his predes
cessor. If he fails, he merits the
disapproval of the people. If he
succeeds in doing only as well, but
no better, then he has simply paid
the debt of gratitude for his elec
non, and the people owe him
nothing. If he improves on his
predescessor's record and does par
ticularly well, then he may possi
bly claim a second term as his
reward. Taking as true all the
figures that Judge Duncan 1
exhibited in defence of his record,
and giving him full credit for all
he has done, and overlooking in
charity, the mistakes of his admin
istration, he has done only about
as well as his predescessor, but not
one whit better. In that event,
the county owes him nothing. He
and the people are even. Then
upon what does he base his claims
The Advance, while a populist
paper, and supporting the ticket of
its own party, is free to acknowledge
merit in a political opponent, and
we don't mind saying a good word
for our friend and fellowtownsman,
8.H. Garland. Mr. Garland stands
high in this community, and we
Mb. Gabland's remarks were
well received and the impression
made by him while here upon the
people generally, without regard to
party, was a favorable one. Scio
correspondent in Albany Democrat.
Closing Oat Sale
Boots and Shoes, and Dry Goods
Is Btill going on. Come while these
STARING YOU IN THE FACE.
I want to call your attention to my
That has just arrived. The suits are beauties and prices
away down. GOOD MEN'S SUITS for
$1.50, $5.50, $7.00, $9.00.
The $9.00 Buits are equal to many that you buy from
other places and pay $ 10.00 or $12.00. You are bound to
save money by buying from me.
Bob Miller, the democratic
nominee for assessor, is said to be
man against whom no one can
say a word. He is popular, honest,
courteous and capable.
Reports from different sections
of the county indicate the election
of Mr. Garland.
To a close observer, it looks like
the democrats will elect most of
: . . , Notice of Bale.
Id the.Gounty Court of the State of Oregon
for Linn Comity. ,. ,
in the Matter of the Estate
Alonzo Ames, deceased.
NoTtox is hereby given, that, by authority
of an order issued out of the above-entitled
court, in the above-entitled cause, on April
the 8th, 1890, 1, as administratrix of the
above-named estate, will, on the 16th day
of May, 1896, at the hour of two o'clock
v., of said day, at the premises, sell at pub
lic auction to the highest bidder for cash In
hind the following-described real property,
Beginning in the north-east quarter of
Section 31, Tp. 13 8 U. 1 K., Will. Mer..
(223) two hundred and twenty-three feet
west of the south-east corner of Lowell
Ames, Jr., Donation Land Claim, Not. No.
7618, and Claim No. 47, in said Tp., and
running thence west 61 feet; thence south,
16 degrees east, 6 96-100 chains; thence
north, 74 degrees east, 60 feet; thence north,
1C degrees west, direct to the place of be
ginning, containing S acre, more or less,
situated in Linn County. Oregon ; and
Also beginning 79X feet north, 80 degrees
E., of the south-west comer of a piece ol
land sold and conveyed unto M. G. Moss
by Hugh Harris, and running thence N
80 degrees K 70 feet; thence N., 10 degrees
W., 126 feet; thence 8., 80 degrees W 70
feet; thence 8., 10 degrees E., 126 feet to the
place of beginning, containing i acre more
or less, all situate in Section 32, Tp, 1.1 S.,
It, 1. E., WilL Mer., in Linn County, Ore
gon. Sale to be in Sweet Home, Linn county,
Oregon, on the premises.
Hasrxa AitM Anas,
Administratrix of Alonzo Ames, dee'd.
Sam'l. M. OaBLAHD,
Att'y for Administratrix.
You can buy a nice) large arm, hand
carved rocker of the Albany Furniture
Company for $2.65.
Five thousand rolls 1896 styles of
wall paper cheap for cash at Albany
Furniture Co., Albany, Oregon.
Highest Honors World's Fair,
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair. '
Most Perfect Made.
40 Years the Standard.
Attention! . .
If you want
A Big White Loaf
Every Sack Guaranteed
For sale by all the lead
ing grocers of the city.
Call for it
80 Gents per Sack
bays till spring. Have you
thought of what you'll wear!
Every one answers "clothes"
Then you will appreciate
the masterpieces of the tailors'
art which we have had made
especially for our customers.
Ready-made suits with all
the marks of style and worth
$5.00, $6.00, $8.00,
get choice of lines worth
But the real BREAD-AND-MEAT
part of them
are the many lines at
You'll think they're worth
more, but they go at that.
Albany Mills Suits, Worsted Dress Suits,
Fancy Checks and Corduroys.
We won't say more about
them they show up best
when seen and worn.
L. E. Blain Clothing Co,
Albany, - Oit3(jpu,