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PHYSICIAN AMD SURGEON,
Office la Ir. Powells Residence.
F. M. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Notary Public and General Insurance Agt,
LEBANON. OREGON. I
Collections sod other business psomptly attested s.
Office on Main street.
DR. A. H. PETERSON, ,
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Otflce fn rwideBcs. on Main street, next door n 1
of o. B Montague's new residence. All work warrar ,-' .
Tables Supplied with the Best the Market
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GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
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Harness, Saddles, Bridles,
Goods In the Saddlery Line.
Harness and Saddle Repaired Promptly
RI HL . KELLGIBERCER.
Fresh and Salted Beef and
tea and Larl always on Hand.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
J. I. Cowan, J. M. Ralbton, J. VV. Cusick,
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Accounts Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHANGE SOLD ON
Hew Tort, San Francisco, Portland aid
Collections Made on Favor
able Termsl. .
Or. W. SMITH,
Tin, Copper. Sheet-Iron Ware,
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All kinds of Repairing
T. S. PILLSBURY,
Practical . Watchmaker.
ROGERS & BROS.' SILVERWARE.
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INT rOB THI....
Machines & Machine Supplies,
An Effort at Orthographical Consistency
Young Colin chants a mournful lay,
While guiding of his plough.
And not tar olT, beneath the hedge,
A di.msol milks her cough.
"Who's yonder f" cries the rustic swain;
""Ms Mollle, sure enough.
I needn't from so sweet a girl
Kxpoct a rude rebough."
Across the Held he stoutly plods,
Nor looks to left or right ;
Shy Molly Hushes like 'he rose,
And then her cheek grows w night.
"Dear lass," says he. In accents low,
"Among your other beaux
You have not one as fond and true
As Colin, goodness kneaux t
"So, though you t'other day refused.
To heed a suitor's sigh,
I ask once more Will you be mine
The bride for whom I'd dlghT'
Persistent wooing wins a maid
tier heart grew soft as dough;
And soon a whispered "Yes" replaced
Fair Molly's former "Nough."
WHAT AILED HIM.
Story of a Bey
Fanner Connover strode Into the
hotiso, took off his fur cap anil thick
mittens, am! unwound numerous kinks
of retl woolon comforter from his ample
throat. Then he sat down by the
warm wimm! tire and said to his wife:
"Seems like I had sometliiu' to tell
ye, fciiiry Ann, but 1 can t lor the life
of me rvitinlir it noow."
"Was it soniflxHlr cot married?" in
quired Mi-s. ConnoTt-r, who wa9
bustling about setting the tabhj for
o, tlidn t Wfm as 'twas. Lemme
think," and he pressed a meditative
forefinger on that portion of his fore
ltead where he seemed to locate the
faculty of memory.
Is anybody dead that we are ac
mNo, no, tain t evether marry-in' or
dyin as I kin see. Ourus how 1 do for
get things sometimes.
"We ain't heard from Ben for quite
awhile," suggested Mrs. Connoyer.
"That's it!" cried the farmer, jump
ing to his feet as sprightly as a log.
"Tain't from Ben, leastwise it ain't
his handwritiu', but it's a letter. 1'ye
got it right here in my pocket."
Io tell! said his wife, dropping
the dishes she was holding in a promis
cuous heap. "If it am t from Hen,
who is it from?"
"It's writ to you," said her husband.
producing it at last.
!r. Connover reached tin to the
clock shelf and took down her Bible-
It s a strange hand to me, sh
said, scanning it carefully, "must be
some of t icely s folks.
So she stepped to the door leading
above stains and called at the top of
"Here I am, mother," answered a
sweet voice. " hat is it?
For everv inflection of her good
mother's voice was familiar to her, and
this one bristled with exclamation
Here is a letter in a strange hand
write. Io you know who it is from?
handing it to her.
'Why, it is addaessed to vou, mother.
It seems to me the easiest way to find
out wauld le just to open and read it."
" elirthcn, do, said her mother.
I'm so fidgeted thinking alout Ben
off there alone that 1 can't open it."
This isn t any thing aiKiut Ben,
said Cicely, deftly ojening the envel
ope after she had adnrired the smart.
co. lege style supereription. 'It s from
smie lawyer or fruitrtree agent, likely,
"What would he write to your mother
for?" suggested Father Connover gruf
Cicely read it over to herself first,
and at once changed color.
"It is alxut Ben, mother," Bhe said,
the tears rushing into her eyes and her
voice, "he is sick, and this is from the
doctor who is taking care of him. Oh,
mother, don t cry. Ben needs you.
Keep up your strength."
' hat ails hun? asked his father in
an unsteady tone.
Cicely read the doctor s letter.
He said thas Ben was his patient, and
he was doing all he could for him, but
his parents had better come, as it re
quired more skill than he the phys
ician bad to cure him. He ended by
saying that the boy was suffering from
a severe attack of nostalgia.
"What in the world is that? I never
heard of it before," exclaimed Mr.
"What is it, Cicely?" asked Mrs.
Connover. Cicely was a graduate of
the Normal school, nnd her parents
expected her to know every thing.
She shook her head.
"It means that we must go to Ben
jnst as soon as we can. If there had
been any hope the doctor would have
She cried and worked at the same
time. Ben, her only brother, was her
idol. She had opposed his going away
from hrst to last, but tuo lather was
"If the boy ain't contented here, let
him go to the city, ami clerk it for a
year or two. He's king of two hands
anywhere," said the gruff old farmer.
And Ben had been ill and too proud
to let them know.
They took the evening train. At the
depot some of their friends hail gath
ered to hear the news.
Of each and all, they asked the same
"Hev you ever heerd of Nastalgy?
And none of them had ever heard of
it, but all agreed that it must bo
dreadful thing to have such a difficult
When they reached the city they had
cried and worried themselves sick.
At least the two women had. The
father, with the Stoicism of his kind,
had beat a constant tatoo on the car
window and whistled an accompanl
ment all the time ho was crying in his
"Oh, Absalom! my son! my son!
There was no one to meet them, as
no one was interested in their coming
except Ben and the doctor, and they
neither of them had heard of their in
So they went at once to the place
where Ben boarded, a dreary house.
with innumerable small, ill-ventilated
rooms, where for the entire sum that ho
earned weekly Ben Connover was per
mitted to lodge.
The doctor had made his hospital
rounds that night and his last call was
on Ben. He was a young phj'sician,
and very zealous over his patients. He
took an interest in the handsome,
whole-souled country boy who was un
accustomed to close rooms and sewer
gas and lonely hours, and so wrote
that letter to his mother.
And as they stood on the step ring
ing the grumbling bell he walked up
and soon discovered who they were,
and made himself known.
"Oh, Doctor, is there any hope?
"Doctor, will my boy get well?
"Docto.r, i he still Alive?"
, These were the questions that were
poured into the doctor's ears.
How very unfeeling of him to laugh!
"Why, there is nothing in this world
the matter with him! As I wrote you
it's only a bad case of nostalgia."
"Doctor!" said the" father sternly,
"put that 'ere word in plain EngHshr'
"Oh, I see," laughed the doctor.
"It is the medical term for homesick
nes." And that was all that ailed the boy.
A good deal of mental longing and
worry had brought on fever, and Ben
was fast becoming really ill.but the sym
pathetic young doctor had diagnosed
his case correctly. He was a soldier
who was not sick from any fatal mal
ady. He was homesick.
"Now that we're here we'll stay and
eee the sights, Sary Ann," Mr. Con
nover said to his wife, "and you can
coddle Ben all you want to."
And Ben was very willing to be cod
dled. But it was strange that after ex
plaining that big medieal word, the
doctor still kept coming. It worried
the old couple a little, because they
thought Ben must be in danger after
But it was the doctor who was in
danger now. He had transferred his
interest in the brother to the sister.
And no word was big enough to diag
nose his case.
But it all came out right Only Ben,
must have tonics and directions, and
at last the doctor went out there and
established a practice, leaving out the
And he was right. There is no more
insidious disease than homesickness.
When the Swiss soldiers the bravest
fighters in the world hear the familiar
Ran des baches they lean on their car
bines and weep for their loved glaciers
and mountain pines, and often die of
that hidden wound of the heart whose
classical name is nostalgia, and which
freely translated means "sickness for
home." Detroit Free Press."
Why Blowers and Speakers Fhonld
tirow tirmrtts or Maatatrhes.
A gentleman who has paid consider
able attention to Uie human voice con
tends that hair around the mouth tends
to impair the utterance in song and
speech. lhe sounds are broken or
muffled as they are projected from the
mouth. Most of the famous lawyers.
ministers and Parliamentary orators
have been claan shaven. Among these
may be mentioned Lord Mansfield, of
whom Junius said that he considered
him the most dangerous man in En
gland, because the most talented;
Wilkes, the noted demagogue; Lord
Erskine, Lord Jeffrey, the reviewer;
the Earl of Beaconsfield, Mr. Glad
stone, Lord Macaulay, Richard Gorden,
John Bright, Key. Mr. Chalmers, Key.
Edward Irving, the rnend of Mrs. Car-
lyle, and Rev. Mr. Spurgeon. Actors,
as a general rule, are clean faced, un
less when representing historic charac
ters, like King Lear. In our own
country Patrick Henry, Rev. Henry
Ward Beeeher, Wendell Phillips, Ed
ward Everett, Daniel Webster, Rufus
Choatc, William Lloyd Garrison and
Charles Sumner did not have beards or
mustaches. Now every other minister
looks as tierce in the pulpit as a dra
goon in a saddle, ready to draw saber
for an onslaught. Foreign singers, to
a man, are hairy about the mouth.
Americans as well as British have
copied the men of tho Continent of
Europe in the matter of hair about the
mouth during the past fifty j-ears; be
fore that a bearded American or Brit
isher was rarely seen. Now almost
everv one who can raise a bearu has
one. It is not known whether Demos
thenes or Cicero wore beards, but we
suppose Peter the Hermit, who preached
the first crusade, and W alter the Penny
Iwss, were bearded, because they could
not spare time to shave. Boston Globe.
Old Lady "How often sloes this
elevator come down?" Elevator Boy
"Between tip-trips, ma am.
He "What arc you thinking of?
She "Nothing." He (absent mind-
edly) "You flatter me." I'id-Dits.
Do all tho jokes about restaurant
pie come under tho classification of
"Humors of the Stomach?" Zlercliani
A young lady in Summcrdale is so
very tender-hearted, that she refuses to
pare tliwpotatoes for her mother. She
says slio is afraid she might injure their
eyes. Drake s Travcllcrr Magazine.
It bothers the man who has earned
success by faithful, honest, brainy
work to hear his friends say among
themselves: "What an infernally luoky
fellow Jack is!" Journal Education.
What She Is.
My love lsgnot an angel,
With thoughtsn ta.avenly scenes,
She's Just a ce.unon Boston girl.
And dotes on pork and beans,
"I have a bit of good news for you.
John," said a fond young wife. "Yes?
remarked John, expectantly. "Yes.
You remember that two weeks ago hot
house grapes were quoted at f8
pound? Well, I bought some to-day
for 6!" N. Y. Bun.
"You put your toot In it nicely to
night," said Mrs. Sweetspeech. "How
was that?" asked her husband.
'When you told Mrs. Fourthly that
you were sure her husband would nev
er go the way he sasftoUior people,
"Well, and what ef fha?" "Why,
her husband is a cher." "Great
Scott! I thought he was a sheriff."
ABOUT FALSE HAIR.
Dealer Tells Where It Comes From, and
How It Is Obtained.
"Nearly all the false hair that is sold
n this country," said a dealer, recent
ly, "is brought from France and Ger
many. It is obtained in those coun
tries from tho peasant girls. The Ber
lin and Paris merchants send their
agents out through the country dis
tricts, and, whenever one of these
agents meets a lass with a fine crop of
hair, he immediately begins to bargain
with her. As a rule the peasants know
so little of the world, and are so utterly
ignorant of the value of things, that
they generally sell their hair at the
most ridiculously low prices. It is
nothing uncommon to see a French
peasant girl dispose of the most mag
nificent suit of hair,- a suit that would
sell for seventy-five dollars, for a
worthless ear-ring or a string of bright-
looking beads. If these merchants
meet a girl on the road whose hair at
tracts them, they never give the poor
girl time to think, or opportunity to go
home and consult her parents, but the
moment she says 'yes,' out come their
shears and off goes her magnificent
hair, and the poor child's only
return is a worthless trinket. It
seems sad, but such is life at
least hair-mcrchant life. After the
hair has been all collected and brought
into Paris and Berlin, it is then put
through a cleaning process and assort
ed and arranged. On all hair as it
comes from the head, there is, no mat
ter how clean a person tries to keep
her or himself, more or less dandruff.
The hair is passed throngfi
wire net or chain, the wires
a sort of
are so close together that
themselves can scarcely pass
You would think this would cut the
hair, but it does not. It only gets the
dirt off, and it does so most effectually.
After the hair is thus thoroughly clean
ed, it is assorted in proper colors, qual
ities and lengths. Then the black hair is
again run over and three more piles
are made of it the long black hairs.
the medium and the short. The light
hair is similarly assorted. Then the
dealers mix the black and light hairs
together and make from them differ
ent shades. By mixing a jet black,
for instance, with a color two
shades lighter than jet black
you get a color exactly ont
shade lighter, and this is the
rule all through the different combina
tions of hair colors. - A color mixed
with another color that is two shades
lighter than Itself will produce a color
one shade lighter, and a shade that ap
pears to be perfectly natural. If the
hair is mixed with a color that is more
than two shades it will produce a
streaky combination, which is, of
course, to be avoidexl; but when the
mixing is properly done not even an
expert can tell the difference between
the real color and the color that is the
result of this skillful manipulation
The French are the most expert hair-
mixers in the world, and many a blonde
or brown suit of hair that looks bo per
fectly natural Is, in reality, the product
of two different heads, and all the re
sult of the ingeniausFrench hair-mixers.
What does a head of hair cost? Well,
of course, there is in hair, as in every
thing else, an immense variety of
kinds, and consequently an im
mense variety of prices. Heads
of hair can be bought as low as
fifteen dollars, and there are many that
bring seventy-five dollars. For this
latter price I should say tha the very
best suit of hair that can be Ion d in
Boston can be purchased. It does not
cost a woman, or, I should probably
say in order to keep m the fashion.
Mrs. Lady, as much to purchase her
hair now as it did three or four years
ago. The Mrs. Ladies do not wear
near so much hair now as they did
then, as any one, even a Mr. Gentle
man, can see by glancing at one of
their heads. Consequently, while It
formerly cost a fashionable female
from one hundred to one hundred and
fifty dollars to perfectly adorn her
head, supposing, of course, that she
had no hair at all to start with, the
same female can now buy the very best
head gear in Boston at from fifty to
seventy-five dollars. Is there much
false hair worn in Boston? Oh, an im
mense deal of it. I indulge in no exag
geration when I say that there are no"
five women in one hundred who do
not wear some false hair. Boston
' Smarter Than He Looked.
The smart young clerk who tried to
raise a laugh at the expense of a"conn-
try cousin," illustrated the truth of the
old aphorism in regard to looks being
very deceptive. He received his les
"See that country cousin over there
by the stove?" Inquired a Harlem clerk
of another, as a rural-appearing custo
mer entered and glanced curiously
about the store.
"Yes, I see him. What of it?"
"Watch me take him down. Say,
mister," the cute clerk continued, ad-
drcsssing the supposed greenhorn,
"we don t keep whisky." .
"Wall, sonny, all I've got ter say is
that It'd save you a pile of trav'l ef
yer did, was the prompt reply.
Youth s Companion.
The man who thinks he never did
a foolish thing isn t wise enough to
know what folly is. Boston Journal of
Qncen Yictoria attended a circus
the other day for the first time in thirty
years. Yet she easily recognized "the
jokes of the clown as old acquaint
Omaha Dame And so, my daugh
ter, you are engaged to Mr. Da Goode.
I am delighted. He comes of a splen
did family. Charming Daughter
i es, be proposed last night and l ac
cepted. "Do you love him?" "No,
but that horrid Miss Pert does.'
"Did you see .that woman in Ben-
hanan's pew this morning with all
her mind centered on her new bon
net?" asked the deacon. No, dear,"
replied his wife, sweetly, "I was too
much tjfken. up admiring the Iran in
Shelah's pew with his whobf soul
Pxeof-un his new gloves." Tb
icon tried to talk about
Material Progress Made by Represents.
tires of th. Colored Race,
John W. Cromwell, a negro journal
ist in Philadelphia, has compiled an
exhibition of tho business condition oi
his race in American.
The Carolinas take the lead in the
number of wealthy negroes. Nortb
Carolina, has twenty who are worth
from f 10,000 to $30,000 each. In South
Carolina the negroes own 110,000,000
worth of property. In Charleston
fourteen men represent f 200,000. Thos.
R Smalls is worth fl8,000, and Chas.C
Leslie is worth f 12,000. The family of
Noisettes, truck farmers, are worth
In the city savings banks the negroes
have f 124.936 So on di osit. One man
has over $5,000. He recently bought
a $10,000 plantation and paid $7,000 in
In Philadelphia, John McKee is
worth half a million. He owns four
hundred houses. Several arawprth
The negroes of New York own from
four to six million dollars' worth of
real estate. P. A. White, a wholesale
druggist, is worth a quarter of a mil
lion, and has an annual business of
$200,000. Catharine Black is worth
In New Jersey the negroes own $2,-
000,000 of real estate. Baltimore has
more negro home-owners than any
other large city. .Nineteen men are
worth a total of $800,000. John Thomas,
the wealthiest, is worth about $150,-
000. Less than 100 negroes in Wash
ington are worth a total of $1,000,000.
In Louisiana the negroes pay taxes
on fio.uw.ouu in ew Orleans ana
$30,000,000 in the State- lone Lafon
a French quadroon, is worth $1,000,000-
The Morcer Brothers, clothiers, carry
stock of $300,000. Missouri has
twenty-seven citizen, worth a million
dollars in amount, ranging from $200,-
000 to $260,000.
The richest colored woman of the
South is Amanda Eubanks, made so by
the will of her white lather; she is
worth $400,000, and lives near Augusta,
Ga. Chicago, the home of 18,000 col
ored people, has three colored firms in
business, whose proprietors represent
$20,000 each, one $15,000 and nine $10,
000. A. J. Scott has $35,000 invested
in the livery business, and is worth
$100,000, including a well-stocked farm
in Michigan. Messrs. John Jones and
Richard Grant are worth $70,000 each.
A. G. White, of St. Louis, formerly
purveyor to the Anchor bne of steam
ers, after financial reverses, has, since
the age of forty-five, retrieved his for
tunes and accumulated $30,000. Mrs.
M. Carpenter, a San Francisco colored
woman, has a bank account of $50,000,
and Mrs. Mary Pleasant has an income
from eight houses in San Francisco, a
ranch near San Mateo, and $100,000 in
Government bonds. In Marysville,
Cal., twelve individuals are the owners
of ranches valued in aggregate at from
$150,000 to $180,000. One of them.
Sirs. I srgy Brenan, has besides a
bank account of $40,000.
These statistics show that the brother
in black is making some headway in
the world- He is learning to 'tote his
own ski let" Ni Y. Witness.
PUNCH AND JUDY.
The Original Version of a Story Familiar In
The romantic story of Punch and
Judy is, in its original form, as follows:
Mr. Punch, a gentleman of great per
sonal attract i on. is married to Miss
Judy, by whom he has a lovely daugh
ter. To the babys no name Is given in
the piece, the infant being too young
to be christened. In a fit of horrid
and demoniac jealously Mr. Punch,
like a second Zeluco, strangles his
beautiful offspring. Just as he has
completed his dreadful purpose Mrs.
Punch enters, witnesses the brutal
havoc, and exit screaming; she soon
returns, however, armed with a blud
geon, and applies it to her husband's
head, "which to the wood returns a
wooden sound." Exasperated by jeal
ousy and rage, Mr. Punch seizes an
other bludgeon, and lays her prostrate
at his feet; then seizing the murdered
infant and expiring mother, he flings
them both out of the window into the
The dead bodies having been found,
polis officers enter the dwelling of Mr.
Punch, who flies for his life, mounts
his steed, and the author, neglecting.
like other great poets, the conflicting
unities of time and place, conveys
his hero into Spain; where, however.
he is arrestd by an officer of the ter
rible inquisition. After enduring the
most cruel tortures with incredible for
titude, Mr-Tunch, by means of a golden
key, a beautiful and novel allegory,
opens his prison door and escapes.
The conclusion of the affecting story is
satirical, allegorical and poetical. The
hero is at first overtaken by weariness
and ' laziness in the shape of a black
dog, whom he fights and conquers; dis
ease, in the guise of a physician, next
arrests him, but Punch '-sees through
the thin pretense," and dismisses the
doctor with a few derogatory kicks.
Death at last visits the fugitive, but
Punch lavs about his skeleton carcass
so lustily, and makes the bones of his
antagonist rattle so musically, that
Death his death's blow then received.
Last of all comes the devil; first, un
der the appearance of a lovely female,
but afterward in his own natural
shape, to drag the offender to the in
fernal regions in purgatory to expiate
his dreadful crime. Even this attempt
fails, and Punch is left triumphant
over doctors, death and the deviL The
curtain falls amid the shouts of the
conqueror. Irish Times.
A little boy wanted to stay at home
from school, and knew his mother
wouldn't let him unless he was sick.
So his mother said: "Why, my little
man, are you sick this morning?" The
little man not knowing a whole vo
cabulary of ailmer' ' select from, on
the spur of the - . .. vYes,
ma am; my
WARNING TO FARMERS.
The Latest Dodge Devised for the Purpose , '
of swindling; Affricnltarurts.
The confidence man who lies in wai -
for the unsuspecting farmer is a versa-;
tile being who does not confine hinw -self
to traffic in lightning rods or Bo
hemian oats, but resorts to other '
methods when conditions seem favora
ble. A pair of these plausible rascali '
have lately been endeavoring to prac
tice their profession in Wayne County, -
Ind. In the course of their peregrins
tions, one in the guise of a wealthy
citizen from Virginia called upon Mr-
Isaac Doddridge, a well-known and
well-to-do farmer of that county, and
represented himself as desirous ol
purchasing a stock farm for his son.
He wanted a large farm, would not fee
a stickler as to price, would pay cash,
and was favorably impressed with the
land which Mr. Doddridge owned.
After some chaffering an engagement
was made to look over the ground on the
following day, and at the hour appointed
the wealthy - stranger was on hand
with a horse and wagon- He proposed
fthat they go first to a remote part of
the land, and Mr. Doadndgc suspect- -
ing nothing wrong of a gentleman so
affable and apparently prosperous, ; "
readily consented, -remembering later,
however, that the tract ki question was
distant from the public highway and .
from neighbors. As they were about
to turn into these fields a second i
stranger, in a light wagon, came driv- i :
ing up rapidly and hailed them, but '
upon receiving Mr- Doddridge's assur- ?T
ance that he did not know the man,
stranger No. 1 said that as he himself
never saw him before the business ; i
could not be important, and they would I I .
Urive on. On arrival at a retired spot, : a .
it was found that stranger No. had "t-'
followed them. He introduced Mm- i
self as an advertising agent of a South- 1
era lottery, and that he was not selling 1
tickets, but merely wished to secure I
the names of two or three responsible
men in each countyj who would be al
lowed to draw large prizes simply on -
the fact that they publish the fact in
the papers. Then, with charts and , i
papers, he undertook to show the fair,-
method in which the lotterywaa
operated, and the impossibility of
fraud in its workings. Stranger No.
1 become deeply interested in the
scheme, and when it was presently .
proposed that they try their luck then s
and there, readily agreed, and on the - .
first trial drew $5, which he was al- '
lowed to keep on condition that he j
would show an equal amount. Mr.
Doddridge, having been a reader of the "
papers to some purpose, had before
this tame realized the situation, but be- - "
lieving silence to be the part of discre
tion, offered no objection when urged
to try his chances and laid down $5,
taking pains at the same time to show
that this, with a little change, was all
the money in his pocket-book. The '
first stranger then drew $3,500, and on
exhibiting some $4,000 or $5,000 of his
own, - received the prize. Mr. Dod
dridge then drew $3,500, also, but upon
his assurance that he had not an equal
sum npon his person to show,
disappointment was visible in the
faces of both strangers. He was urged
to give a check, but protester! that he
had no blanks. It was then arranged -
that he drive to Richmond with the '
wealthy Virginian, draw the money "
and return to the place where they thea
were, the second stranger to remain in -waiting.
Up to this time Mr. Dod- ,v
d ridge had expressed ho doubts, but ' - .
his silence and hesitation had probably
aroused his companion's suspicions,
as before arriving at a village in the
vicinity, and at which place Mr. Dod
dridge hoped to secure the arrest of
the rascal with him, this "man of
wealth" suddenly decided to go no
further, said he believed the tiling was
a fraud, and that he would go back
and return the cash he had drawn and
have no more to do with the matter.
Mr. Doddrige willingly assented, was
set down at his own door, and now
enno"ra.hVlt.es himsplf that hfa l-rV rf . Z-
ready money at a critical time saved c
him from assault and perhaps saved
his life. The rascals on this eoasiaa-
made a mistake in selecting their vie- '
tim, as it is not a part of their scheme
to waste time on men who read the ;
newspapers and are posted as to the m
ways that are dark of the confidence
gentry. In these days when gas booms r.
are "on, and the rural citizen, as well :
as the dweller in the eity, is excited
by hopes of future wealth, and even
by the sudden accumulation of moder-
ate riches, the scoundrel who seeks
what he may devour in the way of un
sophisticated grangers is abroad in the
land in a variety of disguises. In the
shape of a wealthy stranger who wants
to buy every thing in sight for cash, ..
he is, perhaps, more irresistible than T"
in any other form, and it is of the -wealthy
stranger, therefore, with whom
a few thousand dollars more or less xsryr v
of little account, that the carefuL-L -
I Hoosier should beware, The "m.-vn
from Virginia" who Wants to buy a
farm should be asked to give his ref
erences or be properly introduced.
Tne results of a day at Monte Carlo
to the proprietors of the Casino and to
the Principality of Monaco are testified
in the boxes, weighted with gold, car
ried away before the very eyes of the
Itsers. It is said that each table wins
from 1,500 to 2,000 a day, which
shows a gross gain from the eight
tables of from 12,000 to 16,000.
These sums must be multiplied by S65
to show the probable yearly income.
A 'Kussian peasant employed as
watchman on an estate near Odessa
aroused the ill-feeling of Jews by im
pounding their s tray cattle. The Jews
decoyed him into a barn, where they
immersed their victim several tames in
i s caldron of boiling water, and then
flong him out into a neighboring field.
The unfortunate peasant lingered three
in great aeonv and then died-