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About Lincoln County leader. (Toledo, Lincoln County, Or.) 1893-1987 | View This Issue
.ATTHII UGLY MEN
-Many Whose Face Frightened
Little Children Were Noted
JOHN WILKES CAPTURED ALL.
Married the Prettiest Heiress of His
Time Fair Labeled ''Beauty
' and the Beast"
Many of the plainest men of whom
we have any record have not only won
pretty and well-dowered brides, but
have been able to pick and choose
among the fairest, to the confusion of
their more well-favored rivals.
Was there ever a plainer wooer, we
wonder, than John Wilkes, the famous
champion of popular liberties and one
of the most dissolute men of his day?
asks Tit-Bits. So ugly was Wilkes
that the very children ran away shriek
ing at sight of him in the streets, and
yet such was the spell he cast over
women that "ladles of beauty and fash
ion vied with each other for his notice,
while men of handsome .exterior and
ail courtly graces looked enviously on."
"Give me a quarter uf uu ltuur's
start," he used to boast, "and I will
win any lady's hand against the hand
somest man in England." And he
could have done It, too. There were
few beauties, however fair or highly
placed, whose hands could not have
been his for the asking, and in the
very early '20s he won for his wife
one of the loveliest heiresses of the
time a lady who refused more than
knees. Is swarthy of skin, coarse rn
feature and has lost one eye. He often
passes whole days In his room half
dressed, uncombed, unwashed, biting
his nails and scratching his untidy
But perhaps the most remarkable of
all these cases of woman's infatuation
for ugly men was that of W. Hamil
ton, a Scotsman of a century and a
half ago. Hamilton was not only pre
ternaturally ugly, but he was terribly
deformed. "His legs," we are told,
"were drawn up to nls ears, his arms
were twisted backward and almost
every member was out of Joint"
In spite of these terrible physical
drawbacks Hamilton easily outstripped
all the gallants in his district in the
favor of the ladies. "He might have
married any of them for the asking
indeed, it is said several of them ac
tually asked him," says a chronicler.
But he remained proof against all their
wiles until after his eightieth birth
day, and then he married a girl of
20, himself being carried to the altar
on men's shoulders.
Electricity Wins Washing Race.
At the recent electrical show in Chi.
cago electricity won a very pretty race
with band labor to see who could wash
the most clothes in a, given time.
Five pretty girls, ' operating new
types of electric washing machines
and motor-driven wringers, raced with
six ladles of pronounced color who
did their work by the world-old hand
method, using the old fashioned wash
tubs, wash boards and hand wringers.
The fcii la butitcd the electric motors
to work on the clothes and spent the
most of their time laughing and
chatting with the visitors while the
machines ran themselves. The col
ored women worked as hard as ever
they could, for if they washed half as
many clothes as the girls and elec
tricity did they were to get one hun
dred dollars. The suds flew fast and
furious about the colored girls but
HALLEY'S COMET IN THE EUROPEAN SKY.
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Comet Venvxf The Moon.
TKe Comel nea-r Venue s1 , k.tf S'e&n .t -PmtiV
There's lott of character tolhis suit of
plain and striped pongee.
The stripe is sort of an old blue, the
same as the deep cuffs, and it tones so
well with the natural color pongee.
The knife pleated collar of net is s
one coronet to be his bride. " 'Beauty,
and the Beast, they call us," Wilkes
once said to a friend, "and really 1
cannot find fault with the descrip
tion." Brougham, the great lord chancellor,
was a man of almost repellant ugli
ness, without a solitary compensat
ing grace of speech or manner. When
anyone asked, "Where is Brougham?"
the invariable answer was, "Where cue
ladles are thickest." And, sure enough,
there he was; and the more he re
pelled his fair persecutors, the more
they clustered round him.
Another famous "lady killer" was
Jean Paul Marat, one of the leading
and most infamous figures in the
French revolution. "Beyond any ques
tion," wrote a contemporary, "M.
Marat is the ugliest man in the whole
of France and not merely ugly, but
positively repulsive in person, habits
Even while hiding in the sewers of
Paris, he was devotedly nursed by one
of the loveliest of his admirers, whom
be "married one One day in the pres
ence of the sun."
If possible, a still more repulsive
man was Potemkin, the ex-private sol
dier who enslaved the fancy of Cath
erine the Great, and by her favor was
made virtually Czar of Russia. 'Dread
ful and repulsive" was the descrip
tion of him by one who knew him.
"He has an unwieldy figure and knnrV-
when time was called they had not
washed a third as many clothes as
their contemporaries did, so they lost
the prize, but were handsomely re
warded for their honest work, demon
strating the vast difference between
ancient and modern laundry methods.
Culture In the Home.
Mother says that it is foolish
To grow wrinkled, old and gray,
To accumulate obesity is wrong;
She contorts upon the carpet
Every morn at break of day,
Rolling thus, she's read, reduces "em
Ev'ry brand of paste and lotion,
Forty kinds of germicide.
Which will slay the bug of baldnesr
In its lair,
These my poor old frantle father
Pertinaciously has tried
To rejuvenate a sickly patch of hair
My two sisters acrobatic
Do their stunts with circus vim;
Tho' I'm not so sure they'd care to
have you there.
But they keep their figures graceful,
And their waist lines trim and slim,
Just by standing on their heads beside
H. II. Matteson in Life.
The flora of Switzerland Is pecu
llarly adapted to bee culture, and it Is
estimated that 100,000,000 pounds of
honey are made in that country each
ODD GEOGRAPHICAL FAOTB.
aian Point jLbont th TJlt4
tat Worth lUmcmbtrlnf.
Among the many geographical pe
tullarltles In the United States there
are some especially Interesting.
The two largest counties In the
United States are Custer-County, Mon
tana, and San Bernardino County, Cal
ifornia. Each of these Is a little moe
than 20,000 square miles In extent and
the States of Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, - Delaware and New Jersey
could be put Inside the boundaries of
either of them. The smallest county
In the Union la Bristol County, Rhode
Island, which" has only 25 square
The county In the United States hav
ing the largest population la New
rork, which has 2,000,000 people In It
At the time of the last census Bailey
County, Texas, which is about the size
of the State of Rhode Island, had only
four Inhabitants. .
About 60 miles from Durango, Colo
rado, there Is a. point where four
States meet Here by .stepping a few
feet In either direction one can walk
in four different commonwealths in as
many seconds. These commonwealths
are the States of Colorado, Utah and
the Territories of New Mexico and
Arizona. A nearly parallel case Is at
Harper's Ferry, where the train stops
a few minutes to allow the Tiaasengers
to alight and enjoy a view which per
mits them to look Into three States
Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
The highest and lowest elevations In
this country are in California, within
100 miles of each other. The loftiest
is Mt. Whitney, 14,499 feet high, and
the lowest 1b Death Valley, about 450
feet below the level of the sea.
Two Oceans Pass, in Yellowstone
Park, Is so named because whenever
there Is a shower in the vicinity and a
certain small creek overflows, Its
waters spread over the edge of the
continental divide and pass into trib
utaries of rivers which flow to the At
lantic and to the Pacific
The longest city street In the United
States is Western avenue, Chicago,
which Is exactly 22 mlies long. Its
nearest rival Is Halsted street also
In Chicago, which la two-thirds of a
mile shorter. Halsted street la so
much more closely built up that It is
usually spoken of as the longest street
In the world. Interspersed with the
native Americans on this one street
are Germans, Italians, Russians, Jews,
Bohemians, Poles and Greeks. Hal
ited street is crossed over and under
by 20 railroads.
A novel way to demonstrate the slse
of the State of Texas Is to spread out
i map of the Union and stretch a
trlng across Texas the longest way.
Then placing one end of the measure
st Chicago, one will find that the other
nd will extend Into either the Atlan
ta Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.
"""THlnt to Dollmnkerr
Miss Lole Fuller, at a luncheon at
Mrs. William Ellis Corey's. In New
Tork, told a pretty story about one of
her little dancing girls.
"I asked her," said Miss Fuller,
''what she would like for Christmas.
" 'I'd like a doll,' she answered. 'I
wish, though, the dollmakers were
"'Why, my dearf said L
"'So as I could have a' kneeling
doll,' she replied. 'All the dolls I
ever saw have to be laid on their stom
achs to say their prayers.' "
Smith Wants Eggs
We win par aa follows for ftrst-la pro
duea. Ship bjr expraa.
Veal .". IOC
Live Hens 18c
Live Spring Chickens, lb 20 to 22 c
FRANK L. SMITH MEAT CO.
Tlehtlng the Beef Trust"
Vw J I EXTRACTS
Jf K. JUST RIGHT'
I K3 CIPSSEI A DEVEJB
TJaXT 'PORTLAND. OUt.' J
Dr. B. E. Wright
Many a man tries to stand oa hie
rights when be hasn't any.
Have nr teeth out and plat and' brides work
dona. For out-of-town patrons w nniaa plata
and bridg-a Work in ona day if narsssary.
Cssiltafei ratal $5.00
FakUai Eitradia.. 50c
Painless Extraction Free whan plata or brtdr
work is ordered. Consultation Frs. You cannot
(ret better painless work any w hers, no matter
how much you pay.
All Work fully Guaranteed for rifted! Years
Dr. B. E. Wright Co.
342J Washington St,
Take ear at depot and transfer to Washington St.
Experts who have examined th. re
cently discovered deposit of litho
graphic stone in Or.ec. declar. that
at least 35.000,000 cublo feet of th
choicest quality flags ar. In sight
Sherman Ia7& Co,
ESTABLISHED 40 YEARS
SIXTH, AT MORRISON ST., PORTLAND, OR.
We want you to try this Piano IN YOUR
HOME FREE. V want yoa to. try it at
our expense because
At the end of thirty days the Piano
ITSELF will convince you of the following
j It's the best value on earth for the price
It's MUSICALLY and MECHANICALLY
We know there is so much real value in
this Wellington Piano we're selling for $275 on easy payments that
we're willing to let it be irS OWN SALESMAN.
It will tell ifs own story to you in your home if you'll send us the
Please send me lull particulars concerning this unusual Piano offer.
$1 PER DAY
One Rate; Room with
625 Washington Street
New brick, splendidly furnished. Ladies' parlor; spacious lobby: elevator: steam heat: running
water; phones in all rooms. In quiet neighborhood. Take car from Union Depot, transfer to Wash
ington street. Phone Marshall 1950.
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Prevent Baldness, Grow Ladies' and Children'
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We Furnish out of town people home treat
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THE GARLOW HAIR GROWING CO.
207-8 Rothchild Building.
Tourth and Washington Streets,
Consultation Free, 8 to 5.
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Ask for Their Goods and
THEY ARE VALUABLE
They Will Secure You Many Useful
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Union Painless Dentists I Trial Bottle Free By MaJ
Full Set of Teeth $5.00
B rid ire Work or Teeth without Plates $3 50 to $5
Gold Crowns $3.50 to $5.00
Porcelain Crowns $3.50 to $5.00
Gold or Porcelain Fillings '. $1.00 Up
Silver Fillinirs 50c to $1.00
Best Plate Made $7.50
No charges for Painless Extracting when other
work is done. 15 years' Guarantee with all work.
Hours. 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. 22m Morrison Street.
Alcohol, Tobacco. Cocaine, Morphine,
Cigarette or Other
DOPE HABITS CURED
Positively and harmlessly in short time
by the new Olconeia Method. Treat
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need not remain a slave to your habits,
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,ufleE f TOm SPJ'W. Pits, Falling Sickness,
Bpasms. or have children that An n? nil!
covenr will relieve them, and all yon are asked te
do Is to send for a Free Tria 1 S3 Bottle of Dr. May's
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the M It th.Wi1? Pidioitla wlthont
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