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VOL.X. ' LEBANON, OREGON, dEeMBER 241
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Kim. W. Mcllridei Senators
John II. MUuliull.i Senators
IBini!er Herniunn, ', Ooiigrossinan
William 1'. Lord, Governor
H. It. Klncuid rtecreturv of Stulc
Pli II Metsohan, , Treasurer
ti. M. Irwlii Sept. I'ublic Instruction
H. W. Loads Stale Printer
K. 8 llnati, i .
F. A. Moore, ,. Supremo Judges.
C. E. Woolverton.l
Iii'lpe,. . 0. D. Marlon
Itocordor I). P. llanlman
Clerk C. I), Montague
Hlmrili M. O. dallies
School Hiiiwriiiteiideiit, Kichinoi d Whooler
Treasurer, P. fl. Morris
AsuesHiir, B, A , Stafford
Surveyor,, ;...E. T. T. Fisher
Ouriinur U.F. Wright
: Commissioners, j J' ;
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ni'vi'ii mbH. IIAKEIl,
J. li. SMITH,
lViN. It. BEAM AN'.
if ( y Couni'll meets on the lirst and third
' newliu I'veni'iiiK iii't'ui'li moiitli.
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it Ml -iti Tliiir Onv cv,iilul (if moll week.
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- -every I'llumUy evuuliiK at 0. A.H. Hull.
i II. Y. KlhKPltaux, M. W.
J. P. Byuk, Hoc,
IfWlTtlTUIl Kn 17 I IV fl IT Mfli'W
vnry Saturday evening at ()ill Follows Hall, at
,1110011 p. 01.
A. K. DAVIS, N. 0.
'.1 . C. I'ETKUHUN, Suilt'y.
PKAKI, IIKHKCCA LOIXiE, NO. (I. I. 0. 0. F.
rftiet at I. O. 0. FHall llwt itid thiol Wudmw
lay oveiiliiffsofciiflh month.
fcAKAII 8AI.TMAH8U, N. Q.
II ATl'lE A.CKUSON, Hwfv.
LEBANON LOIKIK No, -H A F.&A M.-Meol
Saturday evening-, on or boFon the rail moon in
-anti moiitli, at Masonic Had, Cor. Main and
Uranism. HoJimruiiiR urottimn coruiully invited
J. Waoll. W. M,
E. P.. IIasiMaCK, Hue.
JOHN F. MILLER W. It. C No. 16.
meets 1st uud Hrtl Fridays of onidi moiitli at
3 :30 . in. Anmk I). Hkkii,
Doi.uk E. Sai.tmauhii, Pres.
JKN't. MKKKIti ('AMP, No. .1), Dlvhlwi of Oro
gon, Hum of VuleriiAiix Mee; in 0. A. K. flail,
evury Haturtlay ovtmhiK. 'xcupt tltu tliirtl
Htnrdfty of caoh month, mooting the tlitnl Frl
lay inNttitul. All brotlictrt ot' tlio Hmin or Vet
erans and ciimrtnloHiff tlie (1, A. tt. am cordially
Invited to muet with the Camp,
A, RoHlalt, Cuit.
a 0. Hn'ni , Klrnt tfct.
HINA M. WKHT I11VK., NO, 1, 1 0. 'I', M.
Moeuton tlie'id, -Ith and fith Friday ovenhm of
eaeh moiitli at 7:110 e. it. atG. A. K. Hull. Tran
sient Lady Maeealiccs arc cordially invited to
HUI.DAH S. Mli.l.Klt, Lady Com,
Poi.uk Sai.tuahsii, Lady U. K.
... Attorney at Law,
WUI prnotloe In all tlio
Courla of Um Hll. . .
Sam'l M. Garland.
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW.
Weatherford & Wyatt,
ATTORNEYS -AT -LAW,
If. li BILYEU,
Attorney - at - law,
The Champion Hills
.. DO A .
and Mill Business
Flonr and All Kinds of
ill Feed For Sale
at the '
We are prepared at all
to pay Albany prices for
wheat to those who store with
us. Call and get sacks and
learn further particulars.
G. W. Aldmch.
Hi'8t Hliuves, Hair Out or Sbumpoo.
Kirk & Ewing's
NEXT DOOR TO ST. CHAKLKH
Children Kindly Treated.
Lwiies Hivir Dressing a Hpecialty
East and outh
THE SHASTA ROUTE
, - OF THE
Southern Pacilc Co.
ICxpress U-uiiiK leave Port '.i nd diily:
"H:0 KU. ; I.v.7.lVirtlnnd.'.;.!Af; "8:10X"m
I '.I f 1 0 A . M i.v All,..,,,- O Ij.Ul. u
U :45 A. H. I Ar.San Frii'nci: co Lv I 7:1)0 p M
The uliova tralnn atop i!, Et,st Pnrt
lilllll. Oroifotl Citv. U'.'iodloirii
Siilfui, Tiinier, Merit n, JpfK-mnii.
Altoinv. TniiffHiil. N'lodil MiiUov
MurriHiiurit, .luiii'lloii C'lly, JSti-
Lrolle. (Vt'fcUvil rnlt.iLrfi tlm,,, ni,iittu
null nil atnliotiafroiri Ko i loiri' wiulii to
n i id Including Aslilund.
Uoselmrir until daily:
8 :S0 in. I l....Pr.rtlmr rATTTiSTiTS.
ia:26p. it. I.v...Allian.v r. 1:10 p.m.
6:20 P. M. Ar...Kosilirn . U. 8:00 A. H.
Local imsseiiKor troiiif-dailv (exce
8:10 a. m.
4:00 p. M.
4 :-l0 p. M.
Lv... Allmny Ar. ; 9:18 a.m.
Ar.,.I,eliaiion.. .I.v. 8:!16 a. m,
...Ailiany Ar. fi:46 p.m.
Ar...l4Cliauon ...I.v. 6:05 p. m.
Dining Cdrs on Ogden Route.
Pullman Bukfst Sleewsus
Becond-Class Sleeping Cars At
tached to all Tli rough Trains.
Wt Mido 1 vision.
Bktwbf Pobtland an j Corvallib.
Mail train dally (exfep! Sunday):
7:30 ArM.ri!v...PortlandT..Ar. 'HSZu.
12:16 p. m. I Ar...0orvallis. .Lv. 1:86 p. m.
At Alhanv and Corvalhs connect with
trains of O. U. & E. railroad.
Express train daily (except Sunday):
4:16 p. m.
7:26 p. m.
T...PopfliidAr. 8:25 a. m.
Ar.McMiunville Lv I 6:60 a.m.
THROUGH TICKETS1'01111 i'oi"'8 in tl,c
PltQlnm Ul.tfi. f'n..
ada and Europe can bo obtained at lowest
raws trom i: v. hickok, aint, Lolinnon.
, E. P. ROOEltS, Asst. O. F. i Pass. Agt,
Wanted An Idei
Whf- can thlnlt
of ,1'ime .Itiiiilo
I'.- ,I1IS Wl.WlHilUllRS CO, Pi.milt Allor
WumIiJukuiii, 0. 0.. fur thi ir ii.SCl prjuoffw
wc I'M nt iviw lauaind bnutlwf wanwU.
ulnlH AW L) AS i . Probate Record. '
Clipped from our Exchanges
Throughout the West.
The Sturgeon catch l getting quite
good ngulri, eaya The Dalles Chronicle.
Joseph Ell was elected chief of the
Pendleton fire department last, Mon
Lots of stock Is heluir (hmrjed from
Oregon to the East, which brings con
siderable money to this state.
B. C. Kilter, sheen Insnector of
Benton county, says there are very
lew scabby sheep in that county.
About 300 head of cattle were shin-
ped from the stockyards in Eaker City
last weeli, to Uratid Ialand, Neb.
Gray & Komp shinned a carload of
dried prunes, 26,000 pounds, from
trving, Laneoounly, to Taooma, last
Out on Fifteen-Mile, in Wasco
county, the farmers are busy plowing.
The ground is in splendid condition,
and a very large area is being turned
A report current 1 j La Grande last
week that Alma Miller, the little girl
who was lost from her home about a
year ago, had been found, turned out
to be false..
Prominent men in Heonner sav that
they will build a telephone line from
Heppuer to Long Creek, in Grant
county, if they can arrange for a satis-
A bill against the cltv of Grant's
Pass, for $2,000, will be presented by
Mrs. bchofleld, who claims . that
amount as damages for lniuries re
ceived by her in falling from a side-
wam. An action iu the courts will
Some very old residents 'claim that
Rogue river waB up to where the
Grant's Pess depot now stands, in
1S02. The river bed has deerjened
and widened very much since theu,
and there is very little probability that
it ever will overflow its left bank
Charles Lillie's barn that was.weH
filled with rye hay, burned last ween.
in Gilliam county. Mr. Lillie lost
three horses, five sets of harness, a
saddle aud a buggy all burned by the
fire. A span of horses aud a buggy
oeiougiug lo another mau was also
While leveling off the grounds about
the house ou his Blind Slough ranch,
in Clatsop, Martin Impo found buried
two feet in the earth, au Indian stone
wenpou, shaped like a shiD'a inarliu
spike, Uaving a hole bored through
tne Dandle, wbich had evidently been
made by some stone implement, says
The experts, who for two months
huve been going over the accounts of
ex-Sherifl'Osborn, iu Beutou county,
have completed their work aud the
county court has been apprised of the
result. The report has not beeu made
public, but the matter will probably
come up for settlement at the January
term of the county couit.
When the Klamath reservation Is
tiimwu open for settlement, it is ex
pected that several good gold mines
will be opened up. Several finds with
good prospects ' have been made on
ineae Indian lands in the last quarter
of a century which are held in se
crecy awaiting the time wheu the res
ervation will be thrown opeu. At
least sueu are Ibe reports one occasion
ally hears from those who omrht to
k.iow, says the Klamath Republican.
Fully 100 men are at work alone the
Alderbrook water front cutting wood
for their winter's use, eaya. the
Astorian. During the recent freshet
hundreds of cords of wood, and about
200 shingle bolts from the Cowlitz
river were thrown up ou the beach.
It was an interesting sight to see these
meu cutting huge logs into stove wood
lengths, aud rolling them up the beach
to their homes. They used a large in
strument like a pair of Ice tougs, with
which to diug the logs along.
The two prisoners in the Josephine
county jail seem to be getting along
without much excitemeut. Flester
still groans and eats very little. The
other oue, Mel9on, eats heartily and
ri ads all the time. He has become a
Bible student since his incarceration
and has about read the book througu.
If he worries about the future, he
makes no outward sigu. No move
ment has yet been made to compel
Curry oouuty to tuke him, aud so he is
liable to board at Josephlue county's
expeuse uutil the grand jury meets iu
A. E. Davis has received a flue as
sortment of oaudies and fruits for the
holidays. Call aud see them.
Notification from asylum filed that
Mrs Thompson, committed on July
24, 1896, had been discharged on one
month's leave of aliseuce.
In eslateofRolieVt Johns, third ac
In esiatc of John Settle, a J175 mon
ument was allowed erected.
Wm J Drinkard aud Mnrv Drlnl..
ard were appointed guardians of Geo
Clara and Lena Drinkard: bond,
In estate of Lewis Rav. neraoiml
property ordered sold.
Will, in estate of John Nelann. ri.
mitted to record: Mrs Nelson annnint.
ed administratrix; bond, $4,000.
In estate of H Arnold, annralaera
were appointed; Inventory filed: vulnn
of estate about'jlOOQ.
Final account filed in estate of .!
In estate of H B Allen. InvAiitnrv
Final account filed in estate of Trn
Citation granted In estate of M C
Hill and R C Hil.
In estate of HA McCartney, settle
ment permitted ou cash basis of
In estate of A D Knox, P Y Duncan
appointed administrator; bond, )6,
000, In estate of Jos Pearl, sale of real
In estate of F M Garrett, final ac
In estate of Jos C Myers, D W
Myers was appointed administrator;
In estate of E L Knox, final account
was approved and administrator dis
charged, upon turning over property
to legal heirs,
Second accounts filed In estate of
Thomas and Lydia Morgan.
Of Interest to Oregon.
A dispatch from Washington states
that Secretary Lamont having failed
to make anv reonnimBiirinHnna rn
contract works )n Oregou and Wash-
... -...buUHu aou-
ton contained In the last river and
harbor bill, it is doubtful if any ap-
propriations will be made at this
session. The secretary of the treasury
in submitting the usual estimates nuts
iu a table containing Ihe various con
tracts authorized, and among them is
named Yaquina bay and Grav'a hr.
bor, and au estimate of $400,000 each,
inese being the amounts necessary If
tne contracts bad been made. As
these estimates do not come from the
secretary of war it Is possible that no
appropriations will be made, The
Willamette river with $100,000, is also
not recommeuded. Senator Mitchell
is trying to get these, appropriations
A Clubbing Offer.
A great many of our readers in Liur.
county like to take the Weekly Oregon
lan. We have made arrangements
whereby we can furnish it ataredue
tiou from the regular price to tliost
who want both the Expbesb and th
Oregouiau. The regular price of tae
Oregonian is $1.50 per year, and of the
Expkuss $1.50 when in advance. We
will furnish both for $2. per year in
advance, a saving of one dollar to tile
subscriber. The Oregonian gives al'
the general uewsof the country once:
week, and the Express gives all to
local news ouce a week, which will
make a most excellent news service
for the moderate sum of $2. per yea'
Those who are at present subscriliere
ef the Exphess must pay In all arrear
ages and one year in advance to obtain
his special price.
It's in town, It's the best;
Won't burn or roughen the skin;
Won't "yellow your clothes,"
You will be agreeably surprised.
Sorry you didn't know it sooner.
Thompson's Soap Foam large pack
ages. Read, Peacock & Co, will sell for
the next 80 days, capes, jackets and
coats, at prices unheard of iu.f
Now is the time to save your money.
au ana looK over the stock.
To The Mothers.
You have nice childreu, you kno w
and nothing pleases them better than
a nice nobby suit of clothes that keeps
them warm and healthy. Baker has
them and for but little mnilPtf. Pun
you staud $1.00 for a suit of clothes, or
up to $4.00? All these low prices you
will flud at Hiram Baker's.
Rlpaus Tabulae assist digestion.
Ripaus Tabula : lot sour ttomah.
Highest of all in Leavening Power Latest U. S. Gov't Report
A CLEVER FORGERY,
One, Henry C. Briggs, Secures $uoo
inrough a Bogus Deed to a
Linn County Farm.
A case of forgery, which, for its very
boldness and the shrewdness of the
confidence men who worked it has
never had an equal in this state, has
just come to light iu this city, says the
Henry C. Briggs was the name
given by the man who worked the
scheme. He forged a deed to a fine
318 acre farm of Alexander 8. Knox,
near Bpicer, and secured a loan on it
of $1200 from the Alliance Truat
Company, and departed with the
money, covering his work so well that
his crime was not discovered for sever
al months afterwards.
Briggs came to Albany in June last,
aud stopped at the Russ House. He
said that his home was in Iowa, that
he owned land in California and he
was about to trade his property in
Santa Clara county for the Kuox
farm. He also said that two of his
brothers intended to purchase farms
in Linn county in the near future.
He was accordingly treated kindlv hv
real estate men, and was driven about
the country, past many desirable
farms, in an easy carriaee. He visited
the Knox farm several times, talked
witn the renter, S. F. Doughton, and
nouired of Recorder Hardman as to
the value, its soil and surroundings.
He employed Ihe Albany Abstract
Company to make an abstract of title
to tne land and paid for it. He ap-
peared like a careful buyer and want-
c h vn.viu. ujw suu wauir
ed everything straight. He went to
C. G. Burknart, agent for the Alliance
Trnst Co., limit d, and said he had
traded for the land and wanted to bur
row $1200, giving a mortgaee'as securi
ty. As the farm is worth $8,000 or
$10,000, the company was glad enough
to make the loan. On July 18, be
made an application for the loan, aud
produced a deed duly signed by Mary
A. S. Knox and Alexander 8, Knox,
who reside in Sun Jos?, Col. The in
strument was witnessed by Georgo
W. Taylor aud F. P. Black, aud wns
acknowledged by E. A. Clark, notary
public, in Santa Clara county. It appeared-
perfectly regular, except the
scroll that should accompauy the sig
natures was omitted. The deed was
returned, presumably to Mr. Kuox in
California, for correction, but iu re
ality it was no doubt f"ut to a con
federate at Mr. Kuox's home, who was
watching things there. The deed was
duly returned and recorded.
The mortgage was then executed to
Ihe loan company on July 20, the
$1200 paid to Briggs through the First
Briggs had arranged for lumber, aud
said he wanted to use the money iu
erecting buildings and Improving the
farm. He represented himself to be a
single man about to be married. He
was aged about 37 years, a small man
with a dark mustache and was plainly
After securing the $1200 he did not
prolong his stay many hours aud has
not been heard of since.
The fo gery did not become known
uutil Mr. Doughton, who lives on the
farm, catue to town to find out to
whom he should deliver the one-third
of the crop us rental. This occasioned
carreapondeuce with Mr. Kuox, who
wrote to Weatherford & Wvutt. his
attorneys, in tiiis city, that he hud not
sold the farm, aud that he did not
know any Henry Briggs. Au Invest!.
gation disolosed the fact that the ex
ecution of the deed was a forgery, that
the names of the meu whose signa
tures appeared on the deed as witnesses
were forged, and that no such notary
as E. A. Clark resides in Santa Clara
county. The alleged signatures of M r.
aud Mrs. Knox on the deed do not in
tile least resemble their own. The
seal of the notary was one made to
order for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuox happened to bo
uway at the sea coast while Briggs was
manipulating the bogus sale. The
torger undoubtedly knew this, auu
took things coolly, remaing here near
ly a month.
A suit was eomiuenoed Thursday,
by Weatherford & Wyatt, as attorneys
for Mr. and Mrs. Knox, against tiie
Alliance Trust Co., to set aside the
bogus deed, by which 318.75 acres of
their good land actually passed out ot
their hands without their knowledge
or consent. The trust company will
lose the $1200 and Mr. and Mrs. Knox
will be out the cost of the suit to cor
rect the title.
Obeoon City, Dec. lS.-Robbers
lust night forced an entrance through'k''
mo real uoor or tne DOStofflnn inilrl.
ing with an iron bar, drilled two holes
in the safe door beside the comhinn.
Hon, with a piece of wire, chiseled
through the inside door and secured
$650 in cash, and $1400 in stamps and
the registered mail. Even the pennies
from the till at the stamp window -were
taken and they filled their nock.
1)1, with nli.Bnt. l 1
w. .vM wg.B iuiuh cigar store in the
front of the postofflce building. In
fact, they left nothing of value in the
ouuaing. it was the neat jotfof ex
perts. The building Is of hrink. itn.
ated on Main street. The adioinina-
room is occupied by a notion store,
the proprietor of which, beinir asleen
in the rear, at the time the burglary
iook piace, aia not hear it, the work
being so quiet. There is absolutely
no clue to the robbers. The burglary
WOS not discovered, until ,1, : .
. w ,US VyOUlilg 1
hour In the morning. . "p;
The Toledo Weekly Blade. '
Every intelligent family needs in
addition to their local paper, a good
national weekly. The greatest aud
most widly knowu general family -newspaper
is the Toledo Weekly
Blade. For thirty years it has been a
regular yieitor In eyery part of the
Uuion, and is well known at almost
every oue of the 70,000 postofflces in
tne country. It is edited with refer.
once to a national circulation. Ti m
Republican paper, but men of all poli
tics tane it, because of Its honesty and
fairness in the discussion of all public
questions. It is tho favorite family
paper, with somethinir for everv mem.
her of the household. Serial stories,
poetry, wit and humor; the House,
hold department (best iu the world), .i
Young Folks, Sunday School I
Talmuge'8 Sermons, the Farmstead,
the Question Bureau (which answers
questions for subscribers), the News of
tue weelt in complete form, and other
special features. Specimen conies
gladly sent ou application, and it' you
will send us a list of addresses, we will
mail a copy to each, Only $1 a year.
xi you wish to raise u club, write for
Address The Blade,
Timesate too hard to spend moHeW
worthless baubles wheu you can get
presents for voui friend nwl nhii.in
ut Dulg'leish & Everett's,; that are
substantial and will give .comfort us
well as pleasure.
There's more clothing destroyed by -poor
soup than by actual wear as the
free ttlkull rots them. Hoe Cuke is
pure, aud ouly 5 cents.
You can order The Butterick Pat
terns of Read, Peacock & Co. Also
Honetou braid and other laoe makers
I have money to loan at 8 per cent
iuterest ou good farm or persouul
security, J. M. Ralston,
Mtutou Block, Albany, Or.
Measure your rooms accurately aud
bring size iu feet and inches with you.
It costs you nothing to have your car
pets sewed by baud by the Albany
Furniture Co., Albany, Oregou.
Baker carries the best corset Feath
eibotie, $1.25: a good corset. 65 ets n
cheaper corset, 50 cts. Featlieiboue
corsets are warranted, uud If not satis
factory the money will be returned.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets
move the bowels gently, relieves the
cough, cures the feverish' condition
aud headache, making it the best aud
ouiouest remedy forCungbs, Cole's aud
LaGrlppe. Cures in one dav. "No
cure, no pay." Price, 25 cents. For -
aie ty jn, w. Smith.