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LEBANON, ORBGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1888.
KpiikT advertuem.nta taaarua upon liberu term,.
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Yemn, ob or imhoto u run aioon.
J WASSOX. W. M.
laBASTOST LODGE, NO. 47, I. O.-O. F.: MmM Ht
nrdti, iin of aach work. .1 odd Fellow H.11 j
kltii trt; tatting brethren oonllally Inrftetl to I
mowo torxm so. a, a. o. tr. w . Lebanon.
Oregon: Meet. iorj Ant and thtrd Tbundu- .tea- I
lajw in m montn. 1. kuduux. h. w.
J. S. COURTNEY, M. D..
PHYSICIAN AlMD SURGEON, I
na-OfSce in brick building; over M. A. Mil
ler urug sun.
W. M. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW'
Notary Public And General Insurance Agt, I
rlleetlon ud other builneaa prompt!, attended to.
wo. on juib nroe.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Si - '"
Tiuing and Extracting Teeth a Spec Laity.
Offica in W. C. Peterson1 jewelry store.
SaTAJI work warranted; Charges reasonabl e
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Sharlnc Hair Cntttnt and Shampooinc In the
ay Fatrosat ncpectfullr aolidted.
Gt. Charles Hotel.
ST. W. Oomar Hiio and Rkibu Street, two Block,
H. E. PARRiSH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Best the Market
Bampl Koonu and the Beat Accommodation, for 1
GENERAL, STAGE OFFICE.
Groceries and Provisions,
tvTOBACCO & CIGARS.
Foreljn and Domestic Fruits,-
aeeaaware u tilaaawnrc.
baai ana Lamp Fix tare..
Hala St Lebanon, Oregon.
BCHL V KELIEIBEBSEB,
Fresh and Salted Beef and
Eicon ml Laril always on Hail
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
Jj. COWAK. J. V. fiiUTCX, 3. W. Cvskk.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Aooooqs Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHANGE SOLD ON
in Tort, San Francisco, Portland sii
ade on Favor-
Gr. W. SMITH,
Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron Ware,
EJVJE3 SPOCJT, Etc.
All kinds of Repairing
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BURYING ROBES & COFFINS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Also Doors, Windows and Blinds.
fil. A. -71 ILLER,
Drugs. Medicines, Paints, Oils and Glass.
A Complete Stock of Stationery,
LADIES' TOILET ARTICLES,
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Next Door to W. B. Donaca, Lebanon, Oregon.
"W". B. DOKTACA,
Confectionery, Crockery, Gloss and Plated "Ware, Pure Sugar
and Maple Syrups.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
COUNTRY PRODUCE TAKEN
"Goods at Reasonable
Corner Brick Store,
Watchmaker . and .' Jeweler.
fatcaes, Clocti, Jewelry, SilTer
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AIM M1KT roa THE.
I. E. Sc H. A, Singer Se-wing Machines & Machine Supplies
Done at Short Holies.
IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
Prices," is my Motto.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
Plated fare ana Optical Goods.
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r i''?X SERVICE
Thk United States consumes every
day 25,000 acres of timber.
Thk public debt was decreased
$15,387,320 during January.
Peru now requires five years mili
tary service from every man between
21 and 30 ye irs of age.
Thk British Parliament is composed
of 670 members, of which 435 are from
England, 103 from Ireland, 72 from
Scotland and 30 from Wales.
Thk Panama railroad has discontin
ued the practice of throwing non-paying
persons from its trains while run
ning at full speed.
A tax of 8 per head on all cattle
slaughtered in the Panama district is
now in force, and beef costs thirty
cents per pound at retail.
There are said to be 4,000 men of
British birth in Lowell, Mass., who are
eligible to become citizens, but have
never taken out their naturalization
Thk engineer corps of the army, in
report to the Senate, recommend
that authority be granted the govern
ment to supervise the salmon fisheries
in the Columbia.
Thk President has issued a procla
mation granting to German vessels in
American ports the same rights and
privileges accorded U. S. vessels in
New York has dropped to the po
sition of sixth State in the Union in
the number of miles of her railroads.
Illinois stands at the head, followed
by Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Pennsylvania,
New York and Ohio.
Iff New Zealand the great enemy of
sheep is a large green parrot. It lights
on a sheep and devours its living flesh.
After it has eaten its fill it flies away.
But,' as a rule, the wounds it makes
never heal up.
Thk negroes in Georgia pay taxes
on property assessed at over 18,000,000 ;
those in South Carolina pay taxes on
$10,000,000 worth of property, and
those in Louisiana are assessed 'on
The report of the Geological Survey
just published shows that the produc
tion of minerals in the United States
reached last year the enormous value
of $465,000,000. the largest yet recorded
in any country and about $45,000,000
greater than the year previous.
Thk Legislature of Washington
Territory has sent a memorial to Con
gress asking tbat faw.uju be appro
priated to improve the upper Columbia
lo d to remove from the stream the
obstacles to navigation, especially be
tween that part of the river where the
Colville river empties into the Colum
bia and the Snake river, a distance of
m me 300 miles.
Aw -GEff. Drtm has sent a commu
nication to the Senate regarding Fort
Canbv. which post it is proposed to
abandon. He estimates the improve
ments at the post to be valued at
$46,680. Gen. Drum also calls atten
tion to recommendations made by the
commander of the department of the
Columbia, that the fort would be a
most important point to fortify in case
A corbebposdbxt in Kome has fur
nished an interesting description of
the gifts to Pope Leo on the occasion
of his jubilee. He says the gifts have
some in rapidly : that two additions
have already been made to the build
ing in which they are to be exposed.
So far 7,000 cases have been handled,
and the end is not yet. Up to Jan
uary 13, presents to the value of $10,-
000,J00 have passed through the hands
of th Vatican inspectors. Even that
sum has been "exceeded in money
The United States has outstripped
every other country in cash donations,
The exact sum of the whole money
gift cannot be ascertained, all the con
tributions not being yet in hand.
Iw a letter to the Secretary of the
Interior, the Surveyor General of Wash
inzton Territory states that he is con
vinced thaw no less than iza townsnips
should be surveyed at
11AV aA id a .V V a .- - w
once, and estimates the cost at $125,-
000. He states that the increased
raroi nam A1 in th estimates of his
office for the ensuing fil year, vii.
$16 for township and $7 for aection
lines, are less than the work can be
done for in the rough and heavily
timbered country in his district, and
recommends that the augmented rates
provided by section 2405 of the revised
statutes may be allowed. a he (sur
veyor General lo recommends an
appropriation of $15,000 for clerical
in hi office, and $2,500 for
l nere is In Griffin, Ga., a small.
iat child ot remarkable gravity of de
meanor and of an investigating turn of
mind. The other day he climbed to the
cow-catcher of a locomotive, and then
when it was in motion, fell off. With
rare presence of mind he lay perfect!
still until the entire train had passed
over him. The experience pleased
him, and the next day he went down to
the depot, and. unseen by the engineer
lav down on the track and waited
ihere until the train passed over him.
He is now pining in the seclusion of the
Everything of General Interest
Staggers among horses is prevailing
along the foothills in Marion county.
Wild animals are getting away with
good many sheep in the vicinity of
There were fifty marriage licenses
issued in Grant county during the
A Methodist Episcopal Church has
been organized in Albina by Eev.
G. M. Pierce, with 39 members.
Eli Johnson, of Quarts valley, Lake
couny, has succeeded in killing eigh
teen deer and two large cougars tnis
In the trial at Corvallis. Judge Bean
held that the M. E. church south had
no interest in the college farm and
could not maintain a suit for it.
Postmaster Roby, of Portland, has
fifty-nine persons on his pay roll, in
cluding thirty-one postal clerks, and
he disburses monthly the sum of
Dr. William H. Watkins, while at
tending the customary Thursday ev
ening prayer meeting at the Taylor
street (Portland) Methodist Church,
fell dead of heart disease.
On account of the case of scarleC
ever in town and the unpleasant
weather, the directors have thought it
best to close the school at this place
for a short time, says a Joseph paper.
Near Crawfordsvill, Sylvester Coch
ran Killed a large cougar while out
hunting deer. He saw a deer lying
down and was just in the act of shoot
ing it when the cougar jumped out
of a tree on to the deer.
Governor Pennoyer has determined
to strictly enforce the rule of the ex
ecutive department to the effect that
no personal solicitation or importunity
will be considered in reference to ap
plications for pardons or commutation
James Brown raised eighteen acres
broom corn in Goose lake valley
last season, and while the corn is not
long as can be grown where the
seasons are longer, it is of good quality.
The corn was raiced nearly o.OUu feet
above the level of the sea.
The little 2-year-old daughter of
Jack McCullom, of West Yaquina.
fell into a tub of boiling water during
the temporary absence of her mother
from the room. The little one sat or
fell into tbe tub backwards, and was
scalded the entire length of her body.
In spite of all efforts she died two days
State Superintendent McElroy has
decided to appoint Dallas, Pulk coun
ty, as the place to hold the next teach
ers' institute for the Third judicial
district, embracing Marion, Linn,
Yamhill, Polk and Tillamook counties.
The institute will open Tuesday even
ing, Apnl 3d, in tbe new city hall at
that place, and continue for three days
adjourning the eveniag of April 6th.
The little steamer Gleaner, Captain
Captain Peter. Jordan, plying between
Astoria and the mouth of Deep river,
was capsized near Astoria. Seventeen
persons in all were on board the cr.ift,
and all but four were saved. The vic-
ims were Jacob Rennell, of Salmon
river; Miss Mary iiolt, of Astoria, and
Miss Wilma and an unknown wood-
chopper of Deep river. The steamer
sank in 25 feet of water and it is
thought will prove a total loss.
The State Bo.ird of Land Commis
sioners, at its last session, reversed the
rulings of former boards in one very
important particular. It ruled in the
case of an applicant for a deed to 1,280
acres of State land for which certifi
cates had been issued for four other
parties, who made an assignment of
such certificates to the party applying
for the deed, that such deed could not
be issued to him, as under the law the
amount of State land liable to be pur
chased by any one party is limited to
A German boy about 12 years ot age
was frozen to death near the farm of
A. N. Brown, in Rye valley. It seems
that the boy and his father, who is
employed to watch the property in
the Gold Ridge mine, had been to
Express and were returning home
when they were overtaken by a fearful
snow storm. - iiecoming bewildered
they both left the team and wandered
around in the snow, the boy freezing
to death as stated. The boy's father
made his way to the ranch of Mr.
Brown in an almost helpless condition,
and on learning the particulars Mr.
Brown at once took up the trail and
after traveling a mile or more, found
the lifeless body of the boy.
At Independence, Miss Symmie
Antle was mortally stabbed by her
stepfather, Wm. Landreth. The mur
der was as fiendish in conception as it
was horrible in execution. With
14-inch knife the inhuman wretch
entered the girl's room, and notwith
standing her screams and desperate
resistance deliberately butchered her
by striking fourteen blows upon the
body and head. Anyone of four ot
the wounds would have been fatal,
One cut penetrated almost through
the head. The mother and two of the
boys were aroused and interfered, but
too late to prevent the murder. One
of the boys (Wilburn, aged 13,) picked
up a loaded shotgun, and while
struggle was in progress between his
father, mother and brother, watched
his chance to shoot the unnatural
father. Landreth fled, and the older
brother disarmed Wilburn before he
could accomplish his purpose. Land
reth was captured, taken before a Jus
tice and bound over, without bond, to
await action of the grand jury, which
meets in June. He is now in jail at
What He Can Not Draw.l
"Sea that man sitting over there?1
said a man in the smoking car; "that
man. lr. is one of the best artists in
this conntrv. possessing wonderful
talent: and now, look at him. He i
poor and wretched. The great trouble
with him has always been that be ws
utterly unable to draw one thing, and
tha the one of simplest things in tha
world, which any school -boy oan draw."
"What is UP"
A sober breath." Praia' Travel-
ars' Magazine -
Franeaaeo Crl.pl. President mt
Ital's Council of Minister.
Signor Urispl, Prime Minister of
Italy, has been a familiar figure In
Italian politics since 1861, when he was
elected for Palermo to sit in the
Chamber of Deputies at Turin, the first
Parliament of the new Kingdom of
Italy. At that period Venice and the
Quadrilateral, Including Yerona and
Mantua, still remained under the
Austrian Empire, while Roma was
held by a French garrison for the
Pope. The revolution in Sicily and in
Naples, expelling Francis H., had
been effected by the victories of Gari
baldi. in the preceding year. Among
its moat active local . supporters at
Palermo was Francesco Crispi, a young
barrister, who was born at Sibera, in
Sicily, in October, 1819, and had, in
1848, taken part in the insurrection
provoked by the tyranny of King
Ferdinand, the "Bomba" of popular
detestation. That insurrection was
suppressed, in Maple and Sicily, by an
army of Swiss and ; other foreign
mercenaries. Some who had. like
young Crispi, taken up arms with the
Insurgents, made their escape to
France, but came to Piedmont or
Genoa when the era of constitutional
liberty for Italians was opened by the
administration of D' Aacglio and con
firmed by that of Count Cavour. In
1833, France and Sardinia having de
clared war against Austria and prora
ted the liberation of all Italy, the
petty governments of Central Italy
were overthrown by popular demou-
strr.ticms; and ;i the autoran of I860
the expedition of Garibaldi from
Genoa, which was accompanied by
Crispi, speedily effected the downfall
of the Bourbon dynasty. Crispi fought
as a soldier or the liberty of Sicily,
and held office in its provisional gov
ernment till its annexation to the
Kingdom of Italy. He appeared In the
Italian Parliament as the right-hand
man of Garibaldi, whose views were
pposed to the policy of Cavour. and
who loudly demanded an Immediate
attack on the remaining Papal domin
ion, at the cost of war with France,
for the conquest of Rome, and a re
newal of the war with Austria for tbe
deliverance of Venice. Crispi con
tinued for many years as a leader of
the "Extreme Left," or Democratic
party, while he showed constant hos
tility to French influence In the affairs
of Italy. But, since the independent
position of Italy among the European
powers has become secure, and since
the acquisition of Venice, In 1866, and
of Rome, in 1870, satisfied the aspira
tions of Italian nationality, the grounds
of those party differences have been
Signor Crispi, In 1876, was electe-5
President of the Chamber of Deputies.
Tbe lata Sigubr Depretis. Premier of
Italy, called Crispi to office as Minister
of Foreign Affairs. - On the death of
Depretis. Crispi became President of
the Council of Ministers. Chicago
Aa Incident Provla That It la Btrvafly
R.pr.a.a ta-ct ia Ecery Man.
The talk one hears on the street all
tends to convince one more and more
that there is a great deal of human na
ture in man. This is what a special
examiner of the United States Pension
Office told me to-day while waiting
for a street-car: "I was examining
and taking evidence in a pension claim
in Nebraska last summer. The claim
ant belonged to a little country
charoh, and the witnesses were the
pastor and several members of his
church. It was beautiful to see tlu-
clearness and directness with which
they all testified and swore that the
claimant had been unable to do any
work on his farm for five or ten years.
The story was becoming monotonous
until I visited tbe home of an age I
elder in the church, who was some
what deal I explained to him my
office and my business very carefully.
and then took down his sworn state
ment concerning the claimant and his
disabilities. But to my great surprise
he testified that the claimant, whom
he had known intimately for fifteen
years, had never seen a sick day, nor
mi wed a day from work, in all that
time. 1 cross-questioned him rigidly.
but only made him the more emphatic
in his former statements. So he sigred
the deposition, and I administered the
oath, and was taking my departure,
when he asked me, in an uncertain.
anxious way: 'Ain't you an insurance
agentP' "'Ain't you going to insure
his lifer V hen I undeceived bim he
looked very miserable, but did not
offer to retract hia statements." Chi
A Dutchman whose son had been
employed in an insurance company1
office was met by an acquaintance,
who inquired: Well, Mr. Schnider,
how is lians getting along In his new
"Shoost shnlendid; he vas Ton off
dem directors already."
"A director! I never heard of such
rapid advancement the young man
must be a genius."
"lie vas; he shoost write a shplen-
"Oh, yes, plenty of people write
good hands, but you said Hans was a
"So he vas" (indignantly) "he di
rect dem cirgulars ten hours efery day
already." IomW Companion.
At the Benevolent home in Atlan
ta, Ga.. a patient who had a cancer it
bis stomach v as kept alive for week?
by nilro-glyceri;io The explosive wa:
placad ou his touguo and absorbed iu
to his system without being swal
At Emperor William's recent visil
to Gastein he found on his table
letter addressed in Very large char
acters, which proved to be from the
hand of his five-year-old great-grand
son William. An inclosure by his
mother assured the Emperor that no
one had dictated or even looked at the
letter, the first production of the
writer. "I fully believe it," the Em
peror smilingly said, "for if she had
seen it she would not have allowed it
to be sent In six lines my great-
grandson makes nine demands,"
Palnta for Economical Ladtaa With Anol
flea ta tha Faaaloa Jrapara of To-dajr.
It frequently happens that women of
taste, desiring to furnish their homes in
an elegant manner, have not the neces
sary means to do so. To all such I
would say: Do not despair. In th
absence of the : money, which would
make it easy to purchase the article
desired, you must use your brains and
To a woman about to go to house
keeping with limited means. I would
reoommend the example of a friend of
mine who recently went to Florida to
five, and who had to make tha beet of
a not plethoric purse.
bhe had not the means i nrckase a
enpboard, but she took the big box her
piano time In and set it in the corner
of the kitchen, with the opening in
front. After panerinrit inside and ont
with comparatively inexpensive wall
paper, at forty cents a bolt, a carpenter
was called in, at only three dollars and
fifty cent a day, to nail narrow strip
of board inside for cleats, with board
sawed the right length placed across
The space underneath made a nice
roomy place for the firkins of raspberry
am. guava jelly, imported marmalade
and other necessaries. The carpenter
also made a smaller box, placed ou the
top, and corresponding in length with
tna lower one. That was similarly
papered, and a shelf put in about half
way between the upper and lower part
bo sne nad three deep long shelves
for her silver, besides space at the bot
tom for her china.
Covering the whole front of this neat
and convenient cupboard was a bro
caded silk plush curtain, arranged to
lide easily back and forth by ring
running on a brass rod. The rings
cost but five cents each, tha brackets
fifteen cents each, and the rod two dol
lars. She obtained the silk plush at a
bargain four dollars per yard. Eight
yards sufficed, making tha total cost
only about thirty-five dollars.
As chairs were scarce, she covered
soap-boxes and the like with silk plush
of a handsome shade, which made quite
H?r work-staad is made of a little
deep, narrow box. one side being used
tor the top. of course, with neat strips
of board, painted dark brown, nailed
on tho ends for legs, and a stand cloth
of antiqne lace over satin was sufficient
to hide the interior. This stand cloth
eost but eight dollars and twenty-five
The box that her statuary group
Coming to the Parson" came from
the factory in. has always been kept at
a pedestal for that statuette, as it is at
high and large across as a suitaUe
stand would be. . It was covered first
with stiff paper, to give a smoother sur
face, and then with an elegant plush
and gilt cover, which cost but seven
dollars and fifty cents. Altogether, il
forms as pretty a piece of furniture at
a stand made at the factory would do.
One not used to any thing but the
regulation chamb?r sets would be sur
prised to see what pretty substitutes
can be got up after the same general
tyle the tables, with their dainty toilet
accessories; the stands, with their pretty
vers and splashers. My friend pre
fers the real articles, of course; bu:
when they are lacking she will have a.
pretty and convenient substitutes as
she can get.
Barrels are also utilised in a pretty
way. Abe one upon which Daisy keep
her mnsic looks quite pretty, covered
as it is with antique lace over satin. O.
course, the inside is used for storage.
If it were not for taking up too much
room I would speak of her shelving in
detail. There are so many places where
a shelf or bracket, even of carved wal
nut, is an added convenience, and all
ansightliness is removed by putting on
a crochet ted cover or a China silk scarf.
It makes me Inwardly groan some
times in visiting friends to see then
unhandy housekeeping arrangements.
tiaking their work so needlessly hard.
tthen a little planning and contrivance
uB their part would make such a differ
ence, and be so economical. William
C Mirilvr, in Fuck.
AV German Story Rotating- to their Inrei
tlon by a Political Prisoner.
According to a German paper, the
inventor of lucifer matches was a po
litical prisoner, who perfected his idea
In 1833, within the walls of a state
prison. Kammerer was a native of
Ludwigsburg, and when sentenced to
six months' imprisonment at Hohenas-
berg, he was fortunate enough to at
tract the notice and to gain the favor
of an old officer in charge of the prison.
who, finding he was studying chemis
try, allowed him to arrange a small
laboratory in his cell. Kammerer had
been engaged in ' researches with
view of improving tbe defective
steeping system, according to which
splinters of wood, with sulphur at
the ends, were dipped into a chemical
fluid in order to produce a Same. If
the fluid was fresh the result was sat
isfactory; but as it lost its virtues after
a time, there was no general disposi
tion to discontinue the old-fashioned
system of using flint and steel. After
many failures Kammerer began to ex
periment with phosphorus, and had al
most completed his term of imprison
ment when he discovered the right mix
ture and kindled a match by rubbing it
against the walls of his cell. On com
ing out of prison he commenced the
manufacture of matches. Unfortunate
ly the absence of a patent law prevent
ed his rights from being secured, and
on Austrian and other chemists analyz
ing the composition, imitations speedi
ly made their appearance. In 1835 the
German states prohibited the use of
these matches, considering them dan
gerous. When they were made in
England and sent to the continent
these regulations were withdrawn, but
too late to be of any benent to tbe in
ventor, who died in the mad-house of
his native town in 1857. Interior.
Prof. Tnmas, an European physi
ologist, has dhown that vomiting is the
result of irritation of a space in the
medulla oblongata about one-fifth ol
an inch long and one-twelfth wide, and
believes that tha brains of ruminants.
rodents and other non-vomiting ani
mals lack this "vomiting center."
PITH AND POINT.
A little Burlington boy gave, as
the definition of cupidity, "lova-sick-ncss."
Burlington Free Press.
-The preacher tells you that yon
should marry for love, and yet be of te n
marries for money. -Tankers Stales
man. All advice abont how to spend
money and how to keep it is thrown
away on tha person who does not
know how to get it. O. Picayune.
The best ' "recommend" that a
servant can have is a permanent place
combined with a deep-seated determin
ation to stay there. Puck. .
'The cockroaches in this house are
remarkably versatile.' said an actor
at a hotel table, picking up a biscuit.
1 notice that they appear in different
rolls every morning."
When an absconding Chinese
banker is captured his bead Is careful
ly removed to make sure that he has
none of the missing gold hidden away .
his hollow teeth. Fall Biver Ad
vance. : '
"Excuse me, sir." he said, "but I
lodge, from your erect and soldierly
bearing, that you have seen service?"
Yis sorr, Oi ye seen service." was the "
reply. "Oi'm footman for Misses Pa
ra n Vendomo." Epoch.'
A friend writing from Virginia,
and describing a recent colored pro
tracted meeting, says: "What the
brethren lack in inspiration they make
npin perspiration." Harper' Bazar.
-An old philosopher says that he
as often seen a man pleased at being
thought to be la advance of his age;
but he never heard of a woman who
was pleased at being supposed to be
In advance of her age. N. T. Ledger.
Wae n the girl who has encouraged
young roan lor several years sud-
ienly tells him that she can never be
more than a sister to him. he can for '
the first time see the freckles on her
sose. Chicago Saturday Evening Eer-
Customer (getting measured) '
'How much are these trousers going
to cost me?" "Tailor "Twenty-two
iollars, sir. How many pockets do
fou want In them?" "Customer
'None. I won t need any pockets af t-
ir I've paid for the trousers.", N. T.,
THE NEW PHONOGRAPH.
What Mr. Eataoa. Claim, tor Bl
atractod "Talking- Machino.
The statement that Mr. Edison has
perfected his phonograph and given it .
practical value is not so startling as the
invention itself was when originally
produced, some ten years since. With
telephones, electric lights and electric
railways, we are becoming accustomed
to departures from tradition, and a new
invention must be very remarkable in
deed to excite any more than momen- ...
tary surprise. We are not quite sure
that the public would be much stirred
from its customary equanimity if the
Keely motor were shown to a working
practicability, though this, we confess.
would be a pretty strong test of the -theory
But whether startling or not, the
prospect of a working phonograph is a
very pleasing one. Every body will re
member what hopes of nsef nlness were
built upon the invention when first
brought out, and how those hopes were
crushed when the inventor announced
that it would never have any value save
as a toy. Now the inventor assures the
world that in its improved form the
'toy" will do all that was once hoped
from it and much more. The man of
business will no longer need stenog
rapher or type-writer, but will be able
to dictate directly to his phonograph,
sending the impressions therein pro
duced to his distant correspondent, who
will reproduce them m his own instru
ment. "Copy" for the printer will be .
prepared in " the same way. The testi
mony of witnesses will be so perpetu
ated that on subsequent trials or hear
ings it can not only be reproduced with
absolute accuracy in its minutest de
tails, but with all those individual
characteristics of hesitancy, firmness.
etc. which count for so much in esti
mating the value of testimony.
Masie Is to be the stronghold of the
reconstructed phonograph as it was of
the "toy.' Not only will it reproduce
the human voice in its melodic or har
monic efforts, but instrumental music
of every kind. It will go so far, indeed.
as to reproduce orchestral effects in
such a manner that the critical ear can
detect all the different instruments-
readily as in listening to the orchestra
itself. It is said, moreover, that one
who is an adept in such matters can
tell from the phonographic reproduc
tion what make of piano was used la
the orchestra. And as the phonographio
sheets can be duplicated rapidly and
cheaply H will cost the owner of a pho
nograph practically nothing : to hear
opera, operatic concerts, or the playing
of the great violinist or pianists. - The
effect may be bad on the opera houses.
but the public at large will be greatly
benefited and profited.
Naturally there will be as soon as
the new phonograph comes 'on the
market a revival of the flood of comic
suggestions with which the invention
was originally greeted. We shall be
told how useful the jealous husband or
wife can make it and bow valuable it
will prove in breach of promise cases,
where the reproduction of tones is al
most as desirable as of words. But the
inventor can stand a good deal of this
sort of fun chestnutty though it is if
his invention is what he now declares
it to be. Detroit Free Press.
A gentleman in London thought
lessly omitted to remove his cork legs
before bathing. The laws of nature
are seldom suspended in behalf of in
dividuals, and they were not in this
case. The gentleman was suspended
instead. . In the water the legs at once
assumed a superior position, and main
tained the upper hand of the gentle
man, so to speak, in spite of his most
violent struggles. ; He would have been
drowned had it not been for timely as
sistance. - !
Captain A. IL Whetstone, of Rob
inson Springs, Ala., has in his posses
sion a trowel that his father, Rev.
Jacob Whetstone, owned and Used in
the year 1795. , He has also a chair
which was one among the first hia
father used after his marriage In 1789.
This chair, Mr. Whetstone says, was
made in South Carolina out of hickory
parental baokyard. " .