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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1889)
LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.
ltwvlacilUsm Rampant Among Tonafs
t- )ortlont of t)olty.
' rroTlncialium, then, is the great curse
of the Australasian ; and so it must
needs bo (or years. Especially unfortu
nate, however, is the tendency already
existent amongst certain young Austra
lasians to feel indifferent towards all
Influences from other partsof the world.
I heard indeed more of this indifference
than I saw. "Many of our young men,"
people said, "knowing nothing of the
elder world, fancy that nothing can be
of great value in civilization which has
not already been transplanted here.
They are intolerant and narrow." I
confess that such bigotry is not very
noticeable on the surface of things as
yet. The Australian newspaper pre
serves, on the whole, the sound old En
glish traditions; devotes large space to
the rest of the world; has correspond
ents in England, and often also in
America and on the continent of Eu
rope; and discusses many of the world's
current" social and literary questions
almost as much as we do. But the
healthy sporting life of the Intelligent
young men does not leave them much
time or reading or for thinking.
Their parents still speak familiarly ol
"home," meaning England; but ere
long this home feeling will pass away;
, and one questions whether that inti
mate union with the world's intellectual
life, which we ourselves have culti
vated with a very warm zeal only
within the last quarter of a century,
will be possible for the coming genera
tion in the colonies. Nothing could be
more dangerous for Australia than to
"cut the painter" in the intellectual
1 life, whatever may be the result ia
1 politics. And the fact remains that a
I land which at best is about three weeks
farther removed from Europe than is
our eastern border can only too easily
become apathetic about so difficult a
matter as the course of modern thought
Meanwhile, the very tendencies that
,.; make the Australian journals so well
edited and to encyclopaedic seem to
threaten in another direction the cause
of popular education. In early Califor
nia days newspapers were almost the
only printed matter that the mining
population read. Knowing this fact, I
was rather strongly impressed by the
very first remark that I heard from one
prominent gentleman as to the Intel- j
lectual condition of Australia. "You
must know," he said, "our people do
not read books; they devour journals."
Against this opinion one must of course
put the existence of the splendid pub
lic library at Melbourne, the numerous
town libraries scattered throughout
the colonies, and the very respectable
trade of the booksellers in Melbourne,
in Sydney, and even in the much
I smaller city of Auckland. Yet, after
all, there are undoubtedly many in
fluences at work in the colonies against
. the formation of a strong literary class.
I do not think these influences at all
remarkable in their results so far; what
I fear is the future, when the better
part of the people will have forgotten
the old home, and when a provincial
self-consciousness will tend more and
more to fight against the vast industry
required to keep pace with the world's
mental work. Think how vastly our
own intellectual life, such as it is,
would suffer if we were two or three
weeks farther removed from Europe!
Josiah Eoyce, in Atlantic.
HINTS FOR MOTHERS.
' ;. i ,jWht to Do When Un of tha Younratara
"' V II u tha Earache.
, -' One of our little girls has been
( troubled with earache since her baby
hood. Jfo sores have gathered, but a
.y- cold or exposure to a strong wind is
almost certain to cause her acute suf
fering with earache. After trying
nearly every thing that I have seen or
heard recommended, I have settled on
this application as giving surest and
quickest relief. It is a flannel bag
stuffed with hops and wrung from hot
vinegar. I lay the bag over the child's
ear, as hot as she will bear it, cover
the whole side of the face with dry
Cannel and change the bop bag as
often as it becomes cool. The warm
steam filling the child 's ear soon re
lieves the pain.
Stuffing the ear with the "heart of a
roasted onion." tricklings of molasses,
wads of peppered cotton and lumps of
mutton tallow have never yet in my
experience eased earache and such irri
tating messes crowded or poured inte
the delicate labyrinth of the ear may
fio much mischief.
Another child is a victim of leg-ache.
; Inherited, possibly, for well do we re-p-
member what we suffered with its tor
tures In our own childhood. Heat and
moisture gave us relief, and, following
in our mother's footsteps, we have
routed night after night from our
warm quarters, in the dead of winter,
to kindle fires and fill frosty kettles
from water pails thickly crusted with
ice, that we might get the writhing
jsedal extremities of our little heir into
a tub of hot water as quickly as possi
ble. But lately we have learned that
all this work and exposure are need-
less. We simply wring a towel from
ealtecl water a bowl of it standing in
our elecping-room, ready for such an
emergency wrap ine nmo in it trom
ankle to knee, without taking the child
from his bed, and then Bwath with dry
flannels, thick and warm, tucking the
blankets about him a little closer, and
relief is sure.
A croupy cough can often bo loosened
and prevented by swathing the throat
with dry, warm flannels; a thick pack
of them to sweat the tnroat and chest
that often helps so speedily it is not
necessary to sicken the child with
ipecac, or to wake the house kindling
fires and preparing hot packs. -
SOME ODD EPITAPHS."
Tombatona Inscription! Found la DIBM
nt Part of tha World.
There is always a mysterious fasci
nation for most all of us about grave
yards, tombstones, monuments, and
any thing appertaining to the dead.
The word epitaph is derived from two
Greek words meaning an inscription
and a monument The Greeks, the
Romans and the Egyptians raised
splendid tombs over their noble dead,
those of the Egyptians being probably
the oldest although in many cases it
is entirely impossible to approximate
the date of some of the immense
mounds raised in honor of the dc id in
our own country.
If what is written on tombstones
were strictly true the world would
scarcely have need of other history;
but unfortunately such is not the case.
The tender feelings of the survivors
influence them to forget the wrong
and write only the good, and in most
cases expand the latter as much as
One of the best and most epigram
matic of epitaphs is that cf Alexander
the Great It is in Latin, which,
translated, is as follows:
Here a mound suffice for one for whom the
world was not large enough.
The following has the virtue of brev
ity, but contains the now tabbooed
pun. It is on the tombstone of Charles
Knight of England, and is simply;
Here is one from a headstone in
Cornwall, England, and can be read
We shall die tlL
AU die shall wet
Die all we shall.
This one is on a London cooki
Peat to hit H'thetl
A great deal of libelous matter has
been written on tombstones concern
ing wives; the following Is an example:
Within this grave do lie
Back to back my wife and I;
When the last tramp the air shall flu,
If the gett up I'll Just lie U1L
The next one breathes a spirit of de
She onee wm mine ;
To Thee, 0 Lord. I her reilgnt
And am your obedient, humble servant Robert
Lawyers have always come in for
their share of post-mortem abuse. The
following is taken from the tombstone
Of Lawyer Strange:
Here lies an honest lawyer.
And that's Strange.
This is the epitaph of James Straw,
attorney, Lincolnshire, England:
Here lies James Straw,
.Who forty years, sir, followed the law
And when he died the Devil cried:
J immy. give at yer paw."
The epitaphs of the great in West
minster Abbey are as a rule too long to
be quoted here. There are some ex
ceptions, however, of which the fol
lowing to Ben Jonson is one:
0. Rare Ben Jonson.
That is all of it but it speaks vol
In Denver, Col., is the tombstone of
a policeman which bears this inscrip
tion: More on. Mister: move on.
In a rural graveyard in Massachu
setts is the following:
Here UesEzeklel Sounder, who was aeeldenV
ally killed in the M year of hit age. This stone
was erected by bit grateful family.
This appears in a Southern grave
yard: The Yankee hosts, with blood-ttalned han ds,
Came southward to divide our lands;
Tbit narrow and contracted ipot
b all that this poor Yankee got.
At San Antonio, Tex., in the mili
tary cemetery, on a large board that
resembles a railway guldepost is
written the military command:
In Place Rett I
Besides the trail which leads from
Fort Concho to Fort Davis, Tex. , is a
lone grave. At its head is placed a
rough limestone slab, on which are
scratched the Spanish words:
Qulvn tabef (who knows).
A passerby has scratched beneath
Dlos sabe (Oodjknowj).
Can any hlgh-sounuing phrase on
sculptured granite compare in pathetic
grandeur with this simple little epi
taph over that solitary grave on
the sandy Texas plains P Chicago
Lemon juice Is useiui m removing
tartar from the teeth, anti-febrile, etc.
The roasted core of an onion will
sometimes act like magic in an aching
Dampened newspapers torn in bits
and scattered over the carpet will take
up dust better than salt or tea-grounds.
Ice-cream, flavored with extracts,
is usually the kind that creates the af
termath of interior physical disturbances.
I L Mil
(Successor to C. II. Harmon.)
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER
S HAVING, IIAin CIJTTINO AND PIIAM
ponlug lu the latest ami best stylo. Bpoclal
attention paid to dnaalng Ladles' bair. Your
patronage respevtlnlly solicited.
T. H. WLLSBURY,
Orepian Railway Co. Limited Line,
C. M. BCOTT. Receiver.
To Take EftVrt Jane K3, 1HM9.
1 0'Clork. p. m.
Between Portland and Coburg 123 Ml lea.
8:00 a. m
2 A. p.m
lv. Portland (Mo.l'ac.C'o).ar
ar Coburg.. lv
l'J:10 a m
10 00 a. m
7:42 a. m
BETWEEN rOKTLUXU ANI AIUME, 0 MILKS,
foot of V Htreet.
7:D0a.m lv. Portland (F. A W. V.).ar 6:'J0p.m
9 ?i p.m Ijifayette 9:'!.n
12:10 p.m Hhvridau 2:IHp.m
2:11 p.m Dallas ... Um p.m
2:.Vtp.m Monmouth ll:'ila.ni
8A5p.m ar Alrlle lv lO.-r.a.m
Commutation tickets at two cents per tulle ou
tale at stat'ons having agent.
Connection at Mt. Augel with stages (or and
from Wliholt Mineral Hpriuga.
Ticket" for any point on this linn tot sale at
the United Carriage anil HaKKage Tranafer
Company's oflice, Becouil and l'lue streets, and
P. & W. V. Ry.
CHA8. N. BCOTT, Receiver 0. Ky, Co. (Ld.)
Line, Portland, Urefcon.
HRNKY W. GODDAM D, SuptO.By. Cv, (Ld.)
Line, Dundee Junction.
General Offices, N. W. Corner First and Pine
Streets, Portland, Oreifon.
THE YAQJINA ROUTE.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
mm Ds?5lcDieit C3 npaays steamsUiD Line.
itiS Hhortrr, " Hour lrnt Time
Tuaii by any other Kuutu.
First-Class Through Pamtenger and
Krom Portland and all point In tlie Willamette
Valley to and Irom San Francisco, Cal.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
TIME SCHEDULE, (Kxeept Hiindays.)
Lv Albany l;uo p.m.
Lv Carvallis 1:40 p.m.
Ar Yasjiilna ft:flU p.m.
Lv Yaiiilua : u.ui.
Lv Curtains 10 :;f n.m.
Ar Albany 11:10 a.m.
0. & C. trains cuuuect at Albany and Corvallls.
The aliove trains couuect at Yaiiuiiia with the
Oregon Development Company's line of tsteam
hips between Yt'iuiim and Una Francisco.
BAILING DATES :
STEAMERS. FKOtTsT t. Fill VHi;iNA.
TIiIk company renervea the right to clinuge
oalliiiK date without notice.
PHBBeoera from PorUauit and all Willamette
rallev points can make close connection with
the t'rolna of the Yaillua route at AUianyor
Corvallla, and if destlued to Hun Krmiclwio
should arraiiKe to arrive at Yaquina the eve
ning before the date of sailing.
rai4nM- null Freight Kate
Always the Lowett
For Information spply to
C. H. HAH WELL,
Gen'l Fr't k Pass. Act.
OroKAi Devel'pm'nt Co
ban Francisco, Cal.
P. C. HOfiHK.
Act'g (ieu. F. & P. Agt.
O.V. U.K. it. Co.,
Remember the Oregon Pacific popular sum
mer excursions to Yaauina. Low rate ticket
are now on sale, (rood every Wednesdry and
Saturday from Albany, Corvallis and Plillo
inaUi. NORTH BOUHO,
Leave Corvallis Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
t a. n.; leav Albany V M a. m.
Arrive Balem. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3
p.m.; leave Bttlem, '.Tuesday, Thursday, Salur
Arrive Portland, Tuesday. Thursday, Satur
day, 8:D0 p. m.
Leave Portland, Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
6 a. in.
Arrive Salem, Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
7:15 p. m.; Icavu 6ula.i, Tuesday. Thnrsdny, Bat
unlay, 6 a. m. Ijcavelbnuy 1:80 p. m.
Arrive Corvallis Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
MUCH THE NEWEST,
Nobbiest and Largest Stook of
In the County, Is now to be Seen on th u id! d
. . L E B LAIN j. .
Of Albany, Oregon.
When you want to " dress up," we would bo glud to show you.
through und make the right price.
Merchant Tailoring it specialty. Mu. E. A. Sciikfflku is an cxjiert, and
lias charge of this department. We guarantee satisfaction.
IV1CE II All! CUT
Call at my Shop on Main Street.
I also hone razors. 1 have In connection
with my u) op, a line
Where you can get a Bath at any time.
Tickets, good for One Shave each, eight
I. R. DORUM,
Main Mtreet, suanon Oregon.
E. J. M'CAUSTLAND,
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
Uranshtlnc and Bine 1'rintsj.
Office with Oregon Land Company, Albany.
HtmtT&g Bystem and Water Hupplles a spec
ially, luiatee subdivided. Maps made or
copied on snort notice
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CIGARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
(tneensjware unit dilrtMHwure,
l,linipN and l.ninp Vlxtnvi',
1'AVK ;ahii 'FOB KUl.M.
Slain Mt., I.liuiioii. O rr no ii.
Ed Kellenberger, Propr.
Fresh and Salted Beef and Pork
Bacon and Lard Always on Hand
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
ffanvaaaAtr aavs he haathn W. t.. Ikinsnaa
Kl i or wTltiout uaiitd and price) atlainiMMl urn
thm bottoiu, vut liiin down M m fraud.
" ... lQr.j2k ysr
17. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE GENTLEMEN.
1t in th world. Kinmln his
9H.IHI OKNI'INK IIANll-Hf Wf l HUGE.
4.HI llANI-Nr: KI WKI.T HHOK.
.AO I'lll ll i; ANII r'AKM Kltti' KIIOE.
S'J.OO KXTKA VAI.HK I AI K HilOC.
4.00aiKl 1.1(1 liOVH' NCUOtlL 8HOEB.
All tujuk in Vuanrvu, liutluu and Lave.
W. L. DOUGLAS
It nut onl'l by your dcalrr, w'rlK'
W. L. POUULAH. IIUOCXTON, MASS,
"Kxamlnf W. Ii. Iiinir,lai Kit Mliwna
for (rntlrmein asirt luillm."
For Sale by C. C. Hackleman.
J. M. Keene, D. D. S.
Office: Breyman Bros. Building,
iV Hours from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
R. F. ASHBY and CEO DICKINSON
UBNKKAI, AtlKNTS FOB
Albany, Lynn Co., Oregon.
Buying and Soiling,
And Io1iir u jiiiiul Kcal Kntate
LAND SOLICITED FOR SALE.
ASHBY & iaCKINSON