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LEBANON, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1887.
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J. H. 8TINB & CO. ....Publishers
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Local Notices, per lin. , ..15 eenU
Rejular adtertlisemenU inserted upon liberal terms.
All dwr;tion of J Prln-lnr don. on short notice.
Legal lilauts, 1 ircular. Business I'a ds, B.U Unads,
Letter Uea 's. Poster . etc, executed in food style and
at lusw liriug prices
LEBANON LODGE. NO. 44. A F A M : Meets
at their new had in Masoutc ttlock, on Satuiday
tmiiiu, on or before the full uioon.
J WASSON. W. M.
LEBANON tODRE. NO. 47, t. O. O. F.: Meets Sat
urday .renin of eanw rk. at Odd Kell.a's Hull,
Main street; visiting Wethien coiU:U!y invited to
HONOR LODGE NO. 38. A. O. T7. W.. Lfban.m.
Oregon: Meets every rirst and third Timrstiay even
Ings in the month. V. H. ROSC'OE. M V.
J. S. COURTNEY. M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
f-ir Office In Dr. Powell's Res'tlenea.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Notary Public and General Insurance Agt.
Collections and other business promptly attended to.
Office on Main street.
Ch W. SMITH,
.MANf FACTCRKR OF.
Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron Ware,
EVIS: SPOUT, Etc.
All kinds of Repairing Done at Short Notice.
Also keep in stock
Tlie WOVEN WIIIK JL313X.
T. S. PILLSBURY,
Practical .. Watchmaker.
Watches, Jewelry, Optical Goods.
A COrLETE ASSOHTMENT OF.
DR. A. H. PETERSON.
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office In residence, on MiB street, neit door noith
of C K. M staple's new residence. A 1 work warranted.
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Vh& Tins, Hair Cutting, and Shampooing In the
IS" Patronag respectfully solicited.
ST. CHAELES HOTEL,
N. W. Corner Main and Hhenran Streets, two Blocks
East of R R. Depot.
J. NIXON. Prop.
Tables S applied with the Best the Market
ample Rooms and the Best Accommodation, for
E.General 8tage Offi e.
J. O. ROLAND,
JIAMTACTURKR AXD MAUI rs
Harness, Saddles, Bridle3,
- Whips, Spurs,
Goods In the Saddlery Line.
Harness and Sadd'es Rpaired Promptly
W3t. WERT II, Frep'r.
Fresh and Salted Beef and
fes V- 7s-
Cuff and Collar
Chain, Pins, Etc.
NOTES ON ETIQUETTE.
IJowTon Can Make Voiir'.f Popular with
KrlrniU anil Stranger.
When you are invited to dine at the
house of n friend or acquaintance. It is
not considered good form to reply that
yon would enjoy it above all things;
but. unfortunately, you are very hun
gry and do not see how you can ossi
bly accommodate him.. At all events,
never make matters worse by adding
that you will be pleaded to come some
other tim? on Fast Day. for instance.
Oa bring asked to "take something,"
whatever that may moan, it is hardly
proper to inform the inviter that your
stomach has some rights which you are
bound to respect, and if it is all the
same to him. you will take as an equiv
alent the money which the 'some
thing' would cost, ,
A the generality of mankind stands
in pressing need of exercise, it is a duty
yon owe to society to furnish others
with all tho exercise you can possibly
vouchsafe to them. Honce, when walk
ing the streets, trail your cane or um
brella, so that thd man behind you shall
be kept hopping and skipping about
like an insane kangaroo, in order to
keep himself from tripping over your
It has b-ieu pointed out that the seats
in a rail ear are death-traps which have
a fashion of shutting up and holding
the occupant until the fire in the over
turned stove has tbna to cremate him
or her; co-iseqnently it will tx seen
that vou do a kindness to others, es
pecially 1 1 women, bv preventing them.
it possible, from obtaining seats. If
they are made to stand, of course they
escape the dangers incident to the per
ilous sat. Tii knowledge of having
performed a kind act always fills one
with supreme pleasure, especially when
he can contemplate his good act in a
A it is verv trving It onr s eve; to
read print in the car, it is propur f r
vou to prevent your neighltor from iu-
luring his cvesight bv reading hi news
paper. Therefore put a stop to his read
ing, either by talking to mm continually
alout something no matter what, so
that it interests voursclf or read to him
detached sentences and "good things'
from your own pajK'r. He may not
thank von: but what of that? Because
he is ungrateful, must vou therefore
ROGERS & BROS.' SILVERWARE.
All ood armnteed. All Work Warranted.
first Dxr Ml of tie CUT HalL Mala mil
SPOILING A GHOST.
Record of tho Mora N table Disasters of
1842 May 8, 53 passengers burned to
death near Belleville, France.
1853 Mav 6, 4tt persons killed. 30 In
jured, at open drawbridge, Xor
1854 Oc tolier 24, 40 passengers killed
on the Great i estern in Canada.
1850 July 17, 02 persons, mostly chil
dren, burned and 100 injured on
North Pennsylvania railroad.
1857 March 17, GO persons killed on
Great Western of Canada at Des
Jard ne Canal.
1857 June 28. 11 killed and 100 in-
- tired near Lewishan, England.
1859 June 27, 30 persons killed and 40
wounded by a washout on Mich
igan Southern, near South Bend,
1859 August 2, 13 persons killed on
Albany, Vermont & Canada rail
road in Tomhannock creek.
1859 December 31, 14 persons killed
at a bridge near Columbus, u:u
1861 August 2.5. 23 persons killed. 100
injur. d at Cmydett tunnel, near
18C2 October 13, 15 persons killed. 66
injured near Winehburg, Scot
land. 1862 July 15. 50 persons killed, 60 in
jured on the Erie road near Port
1867 December 18. 49 persons burned
to death near Angola. Lake
Shore; December It. 15 lives lost
at Hanlan bridge, Yeruiout Ceu-
1868 April 14. 20 persons killed. 60 in
, jured at Carre Rock, near Port
1868 Aogust 20, 33 persons burned at
A'Mrrgcle, Nort'i Wales.
1868 August 21. 21 ersou killed. 60
injured on Northwestern railway
1869 .Inly It. 10 persons burned a'
. Mast Hope, N. T.. on Erie
1871 July 3. 15 persons killed, 20 in
jured at llarpeth Kiver, Tenn.
1871 August 26, SO persons killed. 5C
injured by collision, at Revere,
near Boston, Mass.
187 1 February 6. 22 lives lost by the
burning of an oil train at New
Hamburgh, N. Y.
. II 4
torgei your uury yo-.ir ic.ow ,:.ur . l8r3i,.t ,nllt.r 24, 19 killed bv a tram
When you are enjoying your cigar r,n, i,,.., , r.,r;. ,i Vnrwi. h
i a - i
MITCHELL & LEWIS CO., Limited.
Factory: Racine, Wis. Branch! Portland, sir
THE MITCHELL FARM AND SPRING WAGONS.
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THE MITCHELL WAGON.
Lrfwr- Header and Trucks: Duma Hand and Road Carts: Open and Top
Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages, Buckboarda, and
General Agents for Canton C'ippcr Plows. Harrows. Cultivators, Road
Scrapers, G.le Chilled Plours. Ideal Feed Mills and Wind Mills, Knowl
ton Hay Rakes Horse Powers, Wol Saws. Feed Cutters, etc. Wo
carry the largest and best assorted s'ock of Vehicles on the Northwest
Coast. All our work. Is built t specially for tliis trade and fully warranted.
Send for new 187 catalogue.
Mitchell & Lewis Co., Limited, 185, 190, 192 and 194
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Our goods are sold by F. II. UOSCOK & CO.. Hardware Dealers, Lebanon, Or.
alone, and a friend droits in tell him
you would ask him to smoke, but you
fear that the smoke of two such cigars
would sufToeate both of yon. Your
friend will greatly enjoy your pleas
antry, and he will also be happy lieeause
of the opportunity you have given him
to inform all his ae piaintanees. and all
yours, that you smoke mighty poor
cigars. Besides, you save a cigar.
When one is telling you a 1 ng and
dry story alout the way his housemaid
goes on. put on a melancholy look and
put a stop to his story at the earliest
convenient moment by asking him some
irrevolant question, as. for example,
what he thinks of the late strike, what
his opinions are of a possible war in
..ir p . or wnai ire ins view-s on wane
mice or4he eventual restoration of the
Jews. Your doleful face will show him
that you sympathize deeply in his suf
ferings, and your clever turning of the
subject of conversation will convince
him. if he had any doubts bofore. that
his story is to painful for you to listen
WLsn the shopman has given you too
much money in change, say nothing,
but put the money in your pocket. It
is always mortifying to be told of one's
errors. Then it should be remembered
the opportunities of being paid for one's
forliearance are too infrequent to be
These are only a few of the many nice
points of etiquette that might be men
tioned; but they will suflice to show
that one who kmws nothing about eti
quette can writo as well upon that sub
ject as upon any other with which he is
eouallv uuacuuainted. Boston Tran
script. . '
CIGAR STUMP SALES.
"Bacon ani Lard always on Hani.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
Manufacturer and Dwtler in
. ....And a full line of....
All work work warranted Hand-made and
Agents for 8TAVEE k WALKER
. And the Celebrated
Main Street. Lebanon, Oregon.
G-. E. HARDY,
Watchmaker -- and .- Jeweler.
Watches, Clods, Jswelry, Silver Plate! Ware ani Optical Goals.
o o o o o
Qui ck-TrainitlW ATCHES
o o o o o o o
aW' lit "SEN.
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niri finer Con
fcjuiway wen. lb' J
Full Warrwuy. j
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.. ALSO AO EST FOR..
The Remrkatile Industry Carried On
Among the curiositiesjif Paris is the
market for cigar stumps In the Place
MaubniL Me.got, bv profession a col
lector of these stumps, initiated me one
tine morning into the mvstcries of his
peculiar calling. Everv dav from eight
to ten a. m. the market is full of life. A
'vilo'rramnie (two and oue-lifth pounds)
f stumns from Ijoudres' cigars is worth
30 cents to 60 cents, according to the
length of the stump. The ends of cigars
at 1 and 2 cents eactioniy onngirom ia
ents to 3 J cents a kilogramme. There
ire four or five wholesale dealers in
:irar stumps, who have thoir head
quarters in tho wine shops of the vicinity.
iiid who there ileal witn tne iurnisners.
mostly poor old men and women and
raved Invs. Some 500 persons earn
their living after this fashion. . The
amount annually produced by the trafllo
is said to reach $150,000. Much of the
tobacco thus scraped together is sold to
workmen, and much is also said to be
xported under tho title of "Tabae de
Paris. There is one old fellow in the
Maubert quarter who, some years ago,
iiecame so rich at this humble business
if selling cigar stumps that he had an
tnnual income of f3,0:0. But my friena
Migot turned out badly. Not satisfied.
suppose, with what he was able to
lean b the public wy, he was recently
'au"ht in tho act of stealing in the shop
jf a tobaenonist. Ho said, by way of
jxcusing himself, that he had never
heard of a law which forbade taking
uiuff. This, on a pinch, might pass for
in excuse; but the Paris police are a
nitr-hunded lot. and wouldn't see the
Tne New Noble Sewing Machine and Machine Supplies.
LEBANON OREGON. '
1874 Sentcmlier 10. 24 killed. 4G
wounded by collision at Shiptou.
1874 Septemlier 20. 43 drowned by a
traiu plunging into theCherwell
187(i January 21. 13 killed by collision
on the Great Northern railway.
187& September 26. 25 killed by acci
dent at Block Lick station. Peun.
1876 December 28, over 100 lives
were lost by the disaster at Ash-
tabula, O. "
1879 December 23, 200 drowned by a
train breaking through the Tay
1881 March 3, 40 emigrants killed tn
collision at Macon, Mo. Wreck
ing train proceeding to scene and
ditched and 9 persons killed.
1882 January 13. collision on the Hud
son river railroad near Spiryten
' Duyvil; 8 lives lost, including
Senator Webster Wagner.
1883 March SO, loss of S3 lives by e
railroad accident on the Cincin
nati Southern railroad near Ma
son's Station, Ohio. June 26. It
Chinamen killed by an acciden'
on the Northern Pacific railroad
in Montana. July 28, accident
on the Rome, Watertown & Og
densburgh road at Carlyon; 22
persons killed; over 40 injured.
November 29, 18 persons kill
ed at St. Meen, France.
1884 January 2, 25 persons killed by a
ra lroad collision near Toronto.
May 1, col ision near Connells
ville, ra-, 14 lives lost. Jnn? 6,
14 persons killed by an accident
on the Missouri Pacific railroad
near Mtneola. June 17, 14 icr
sons killed by disaster at New
Laredo, N. M. June 28, a train
fairs through a bridge near Cun
ningham, Mo.; 20 persons killed
or wounded. July 16, accident
on the Manchester and Sheffield
railway, England; 25 lives lost.
November 14, 15 persons perish
in a collision at Hunan, Austria.
1885 January 30. railroad disaster near
Sydney, N. S. W.; 40 persons
killed. June 8, a train derailed
by robbers near Rasloff, Russia;
70 persons killed and wounded.
October 18, collision bctwcci.
three Pennsylvania railroad
train near Jersey City; 12 per
sons killed. December 15, col
lision near Austell, Ga.; 12 lives
1886 January 13, train wrecked at
Valdivia, rjti; 30 soldiers per
ish. March 10, collision be
tween Monto Carlo and Me.ntone,
Italy; 20 persons killed. Sep
tember 14, collision on the
"Nickel Plate" road near Buf
falo; 23 lives losU October 23,
disaster near Rio, Wis.; 13 pas
sengers burned to death. No
vember 3, train wrecked near
Nikolaiev and Odessa, Russia; 40
soldiers killed. December 18,
collision at Cbarkow, Russia; 13
1887 January 4, collision near Tiffin,
Ohio; 20 lives lost. February C,
over 20 passengers burned and
maimed bv bridge disaster at
Woodstock, Vt. Troy (N. Y.)
How a IInrkr Peddler Frightened
Many a ghost story would have met
with an ubtiinely end, bad a man of
spirit arisen to hunt down the super
natural visitants. Some years aro, a
little town in Iowa became g'eatly ex
cited over a succession of strange sights
and noises, which had occurred in
Horse-thief Grove, where twoerhninali
bad once been buried. The reports ran
that at twelve o'clock every Friday
night blue and white lights were seen
to rise from tTia graves and disappeat
in the branches of the trees above.
An enterprising eddler, spending a
night in the town, determined to in
vestigate the ghostlv phenomena, and
having provided himself with a pistol.
slipped down to the grove. An eagei
and expectant crowd stood on a hill at
a convenient distance, waiting to see
tho lights, and. says the invest gator,
made up my mind to give them an after
piece that night; as 1 lay snugly con
cealed under the bushes near the graves.
I dill not have long to wait before 1
heard the sounds I had been expecting
the trampling of feet near tne. Look
ing up caiitiouslw. I beheld the sons ol
niy host, two very mischievous lads,
rarrving a rope and a lantern with blue
and white glass. Every thing was plain
to me now. The bovs wonld creep tip
a narrow and deep ditch to the graves.
Bv the aid f ,a rope innning over
pulley fastened in the trees, they conld
run the lantern np and down while con
cealed in the brush some distance off,
relying on the superstitious fear of the
others to prevent discovery.
After they had every thing arranged
and had run the lantern up once, I com
menced saying-something in a terrify
ing votce. They dropped everything
and started through the bnsh like
frightened sheep. I fired a few shots,
gave a blood-curdling yell, and quietly
slipped back to the house. Next morn
ing the excitement was terrible to wit
ness. My host's house, being the
nearest, was crowded with men wear
in!? an awed expression, a if they ex
pected a dire calamity. After hearing
the various conjectures and sugges
tions. I arose and told my story. My
statements were Imrne outby finding
the roje and lantern. Nothing but
their extreme jouthfulness saved the
perpetrators from something worse
than the gentle caresses of a hickory
switch. 1 left the next day, but Til
warran" t'.:nt was the last of the ghost
of "Horse-Thief Grove." Oinaha Bee.
DIDN'T KNOW BAKER.
joke. They tvalked poor Megot off to a
vile place of duranco which they here
call "a fiddle." Jean Sicol, in Mil-
A I tank Scene from Whirls
Caa Draw a fVholesume I.
Yesterdny forenoon as two men who
had livtl neighbor to each other on
High street for a year and walked down
town together a hundred times, met on
Griswold street, one of them re
"Say, Green, drop into the bank with
me for a niiuute. I want to be ident
"Certai.ily, certaiuly," repli d Green,
nd thev cut. red the bank ami walked
to the teller's window.
'Yon identify this man as Baker, do
"Baker? Baker? Yes, I believe that
Is his name,
"Do you know it to be?"
"No o, but I've heard it was
lives next door to me;"
"How much of a family has he?"
He's srot a wife, anvhow, and I
some children around."
"What does he do?'
"Letis see. He's gnt an office of some
sort down town here, but I can't say
what he does."
"Will vou positivelv identify him as
"Whv well no, I guess not, I think
he Is but ho may be Barker, or Bark
um, or he may not be the one I think I
know. Excuse me, Mr. Baker; I'd be
glad to oblige, j on know, but I don't
know you. you know." Detroit fret
A Satisfactory Settlement.
Gentleman I hear. Uncle Rastns,
that you and Dolphus have dissolved
partnership in the white-wash business.
Uncle Raslus Yes, sab; we is done
Gentleman well, what kina ol a
settlement did you make?
Uncle R.islus (scratching his head)
Well, yo' see, sab. de 'rangement am
dis. Deni what owes de firm am to set
tle wiv Dolphus. an dem what de firm
owes am to settle wiv me. Dolphin
'lowed dat war a fa'r 'rangement
shar' an' shar alike! BraWt Trav-
rAt a recent exhibition la England,
where prizes were given for walking
horses, the speed attained was over live
miles au hour. .
There is a fellow making the tonr
of tho Western dime museums this
winter advertised as Ali Pasha, the
Transparent Turk and Human Window
Tane." The advertisement has the in
teresting information: "He was on the
staff of the Sultan of Turkey at the
terrible battle of Plevn , when a hnge
cannon ball from tho crncl Russian
artillery, swift.on its errand of death.
passed completely through this brave
officer's bodv. Admirablo surgical
skill saved bis life., and a pane of
French window glass was fitted in the
gaping cavity with such admirable
nicetv that we now have the greatest
marvel of the age. Sun, moon and
stars shine, through him; diylight
and sras lirht shine through lum; you
can see through him; you can read
through him." -V. Y. Sun.
How Bob Eardette Got Kvea with Mi'
Jetlc but Very J m polite Centlemaa.
Once, in the dead heart of the piti
less winter 1 had drawn my good two
handed Lecture with the Terrible Name,
and was smiting all the coasts of Penn
sylvania with it, sparing neither (pro
nounced nyther) yonng or old, and
wearing at my belt the scalps of many
a pale-face audience. One night I
reached Erie the pleasant just as the
clocks in the Lord Mayor's castle
struck twenty -one. It was bitter bit
ing, stinging cold, and there was no
ambulance at the station, while thore
was a good hotel there. 1 went in a d
registered, and a man of commanding
presence, tailor-built clothes and a
brown beard of most refined culture,
followed me, and nnder my plebeian
scrawl made the register luminous with
his patrician cognomen. 1 stood a lit
tle in awe of this majestic being, about
as little as I usually stand iu the pres
ence of any majestic creature, and whei
in a deep bass, commanding voice he
ordered a room I had a great mind--
something that I always carry with me
when 1 travel to go out and get him
one. The gentlemanly and urbane
night clerk, who also seemed to be
deeply impressed as g the habit of the
night clerk with the gentleman's re-fponsiblejjo-any
amount toot on,
Sawmbel said he was sorry but he had
but one vacant room and it contained
bnt one bed, "Still." he said, as be
came a man who was bound to stand
for his house if it hadn't a bed in it,
"it wasa" very wide bed, very wide
and quite long. Two gentlemen con lti
sleep in it quite comfortably, and if "
But the Commanding Being at my side
said that was quite altogether out of
the question entirely. Qnitc! He was sor
ry for the here he looked at me, hesitat
ed, but finally said gentleman, bnt He
couldn't share His room with him. He
was sorry for the gentleman and hop
ed he might find comfortable lodging,
but He couldn't permit him to occupy
even a portion of His beL then tne
clerk begged pardon, and was sorry,
and all tU.it, bat this other gentleman
had registered fust, and It
was for him to say what dis
position should be made of this lonely
room and solitary bed. I hastened to
assnre the majestie being that it was
all right; he was welcome to twp-thirds
of the room, all the looking-glass and
one-half of the bed. "No' he said,
very abruptly. "I will sit here by the
stove and sleep in a -ba:r. I thank
vou, sir. but I would not sleep with my
own brother. I prefer a room to my
self." I meekly told him that I didn't
know what kind of a mm his brother
was. but no doubt he did, and there
fore I must conclude that he wasn't a
fit man to sleep with. But his brother
was out of the question, and if be
wanted part of my conch, he might
have it and welcome, and I wonld a ;ree
not to think of his brother. "No sir."
he said. "I will sleep in no man's bed."
I said I wouldn't either, if I wasn't
sleepy, but when I was sleepy. 1 didn't "
care; Td sleep with the King of Eng
land or the President, and wouldn't
care a cent who knew it.
Well, 1 went to bed, I curled np un
der the warm, soft blankets, and heard
the wind shriek and wail and whistle
and yeil how like all creation the
wind can blow In Erie and as the night
grew colder and colder every minute,
I fell asleep and dreamed that heaven
was jnst fortyeight miles west of Don
kirk. About 2:80 or 8 o'clock there
came a thundering rap at the door.and
with a vague." half-waking impression
in my dream that sombody from the
other place was trying to get in, I
"What is it r
"It is L" answered a splendid voice.
which I recognized at once. "I am
the gentleman who came on the train
with von. -
"Yes," I said, "and what is the mat
The splendid voice was a trifle hum
ble as it replied:
I have changed - my mind about
sleeping with another man."
"So have I: I howled, so joyonslv
that the very winds laughed in merry
echo. . "So have I! I wouldn't get out
f this warm lied to open that door for
mv own brother!"
I will close this - story here. If I
should write the language that went
down that dim. cold hall outside my
door you wouldn't print it. And when
next morning I went skipping down
stain, as fresh as a rose, and saw that
majestic being knotted up in a hard
arm chair, looking a hundred years old.
I said: -
"Better is a poor and wise child than
an old and foolish King, who knoweth
not how to be admonished. For out of
prison he cometh to reign, whereas,
also he that is born in his kingdom be
cometh iwir." This also is vanity.
Robert J. Burdette, in Brooklyn Eagle.
A iuror at .Oconee Court asked to
be excused from serving on the jury
on account of having to go home to
bury h' dead mother-in-law.. Judge
Hutcluns snid it was a legal excuse, as
any man ought to be excused to bury
his dead mother-in-law or his sister-in-
law Athene iGa.) Buntier. .
The report of President Battle, ol
the North Carolina State University,
to the board of trustees, shows that the
university is of great benefit to poor
young men. There are now at the in
stitution more than a hundred youths.
Dr. Battle says, "with hands brown
with toil, some cooking for themselves,
nthers hiring their own cooks, some,
-n county appointments free of tuition.
thers going into debt for it, with
threadbare clothes, in the coldest
weather, without great-coats, hovering
iver scanty fires, but with the flames of
noble resolutions burning in their
When cayenne pepper is higher
than Scotch snuff the snuff is used to
idulterate it. When the reverse is the
;ase the pepper goes into the snuff.
It's a poor rule thai won't work both
rays. . , .
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