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. LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1889.
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' RBXiI01QD3 NOTICES.
Walton Bklpworth, pwitor-Hervloes each Sun
day at 11 a. h. mid 7 v. n. Sunday School at 10
a. M. eauli Sunday.
G. W. Ollmnv, pastor Hrvl',es each Sunday
at 11 a. m. Bunday School 10 a, M. Bervlces
each Huuday nlKlit.
CUMBBBI.AND PREHHYTKHIAH CllimCH.
J. R. Klrkpatrlrk, pastorHorvlees the nd
and 4th Btuidays at 11 a. m. and 7 r. u. Bunday
HnhiHil eei'h HmihIhv at ID . M.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT.
Office over C. C. ' Hackelman's store.
K. WEATHER FORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Oflloo ovor First National flunk.
A Ml ANY
DR. J. M. TAYLOR,
x is iv rr i h rr ,
L. H. MONTANYE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Will prnrtlce In all Court of the 'State.
W. R. BILYEU.
Attorney at Law,
. R. X. BLAUBBUBB. "BO, W. WBIIUIT.
BLACKBURN & WRICHT,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all the Court of the Slate.
Prompt munition given to all business en
trusts! to our care.
Onlce Odd Fellow's Temple. Albany. Or.
O. P. COSHOW & SONS,
HEAL 12 STAT 13
Collection made, conveyancing and all No
tiirlitl work done ou sliurl uollue.
Oil. AY- 3. XVKULJN,
Graduate of the Royal College, of
London, England also of the Bollevue
Injedloul College. ,
rpHE DOCTOR HAS 81'KNT A LIFETIME
1 - of study and practice, and make a speo
ialty of cuionle iIIhuiwok, removes cancers,
orofulou enlai'KmuenlH, tumors and wens
without pain or Hie knlfo. lie also inakrM a
.PMialty of Uentiiieut with rluutrlnity. lias
pUoliceil In the German. Krenoh and Knxlish
cospltals. Culls promptly attemli'd day or
night, ills motlo la. "good Will to All."
Ollloeand remdenue, Ferry street, between
Third and Fourth, Albuny, Oregon.
J. L, COWAN.
J, M. KAUTION.
BANK OF LEBANON,
Tfausacts a General Banking Bnsiness
ACCOISITM KF.PT HMUKCT TO
' KmhanK sold on Now York, San Francisco,
Portland and Albany, Oregon.
Colleotions mude on (uvoruble terms.
SCIO LAND CO.
Buy and Bii Laiid,
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Any information in regard to the cheap
et Land in the garden of Oregon f urniahed
Strange Religion at Certain 'Comma
titles In Wester. Asia.
According to HerrGuBtav Fauli, who
recently mode a journey from Tabriz to
Lake Van, the Nestorlan Christians
trrace with the name of devil-worshipers
A , number of communities scattered
through Russian -and Turkish Armenia
tnd In the Valley of the Tigris down to
Mosul Near Mosul, In the outspurs of
Kurdistan, lies Ba-Hasani, the holy
city of the Jeslds or devil-worshipers,
and containing the temple and taauBO
leum of their Sheik Adl, and not far
thence the village of Bashiyka, ths
residence of their civil and religious
head. According to tradition, their
faith had its origin in certain apostate
members of Armenian Church, and
their name is variously derived from
Jesu or Jesid, one of their chiefs, and
from the town Jezd. Their faith has
probably, however, a much earlier ori
gin, derived from the influence of all
those religions successfully holding
sway in those regions, from Zoroastri-
anism to islam.
They address prayers to the sun at
his rising and kiss the place first touched
by his beams. At certain festivals they
warm the fingers of their right hand at
the holy taper, then draw them over
their right eyebrows and kiss them.
The Supreme Being they name Allah,
and reverence the founder of Islam' as
a prophet, while they reverence Christ
as a groat ange;l naming Him Ben Isai
Nurani (Jesus, Son of the Light), who
one day will come to rule the world.
They desire to live in good understand'
Ing with Shai tan (Satan P), the devil,
And so great is their respect for him
that they do not presume to pronounce
his name, but call him "Melek-laup,
and pay honor to him symbolically as
alight-giver (Lucifer), and in the figure
of a bird. Our Thursday is their bab
bath. They fast forty days in the spring,
but are not over strict In the observance)
of such fast, preferring rather to do it
by proxy. One member of the family
fasting will do for all the others as well
as himself. Children are immediately
after birth baptised with the water of
the holy spring at the grave of the
Sheik Adi. To this end that water is
fetched to places very remote from the
holy well by mendicant monks(Kawall,)
all belonging to one single family.
Th3 Jeslds have a horror of the color
of blue (flame of sulphurP), and es
chew all attire of that hue. They have
the reputation of being strictly honest
and moral. They show great respect
to women, so that a woman may ac
quire the priestly dignity. Polygamy
is allowed only with tribal chiefs. Ths
common roan may have but one wife,
for whom he has often to pay the
mother a rather high price. Priests
and Kawal may not marry out of their
caste. A widow dresses in white, and
etiquette requires of her even to strew
dust on her head and smear her face
with clay. Corpses are first washed
and then buried with the face toward
the Polar star. In the killing of anl
mals all the blood is drained off by
cutting through the artery of the neck,
as with the Jews and Mohammedans.
They cling with great tenacity to their
faith, but refuse the adoption of any
proselytes into their ranks. Fhiladd
phia Horth American.
THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL.
The City Csar Peter Built on the Deadly
Marshes of the Neva.
There was a sublime ruthlessness
about the Czar Peter which reminds
us at evory step of the operation
of the forces of nature. What recked
he how many of 40,000 serfs, whom he
impressed every year to build his city,
perished in the marsh P As little as
the earthquake which engulfs a city 01
the typhoon wlilch desolates a province,
lie was an elemental force embodied in
human form and what a forcel No
one can properly appreciate the colos
sal energy of the man until he has had
some acquaintance with the unconquer
able inertia of the poople whom 'Peter
sot hlmsolf to force into step with na
tions hundreds of years in advance of
Muscovy. Even to this day his coun
trymen have not quite made up their
minds whether he was a fiend or an
archangel, antichrist, or a a new Ava
tar. But surely In all history there are
few more pathotloally tragic spectacles
than this tremendous battle with ftud
giants on the part of this modern
I'hor, a strugglo constantly re
newed by his ..unconquerable , will,
but constantly thwarted by that stu
pidity against which the gods them
selves contend In vain. I suppose Mr.
Auboron Herbert would sue ia the
story of Peter's herolo attempt to
Knout a uubioii into rolorm a toumx
object lesson as to the fatuity of all
ifforts to force the pace of nature. But
Peter himself, with his fiery energy
iod unoonquerable will, was at least
us fundamental a piece of nature ai
the sluggishness and superstition with
which he waged so sore a war. It is
true he failed in much, and many
things have not turned out as he
hoped. Even St. Petersburg is now
admitted to occupy by no means the
'most desirable site on the Russian sea
board. The mortality among the levies
whose labor built the city was great,
but the number who perish by the ua
healthiness of the site year after year,
even to this day, is still more appall
ing. The death rate of St. Petersburg
Is nearly double that of London, and,
even if all allowance is made for the
difference of sanitary science, the mor
tality due to the Bite selected by Peter
can hardly be less than 10 per 1,000
per annum. As the population of the
capital is 930,000, this is equivalent to
an annual hecatomb of 9,300 victims
sacrificed to the manes of the Despot-
Reformer. Contemporary Eevieto.
THE BOWSER FAMILY.
Mr. B. Buys a Doe, and Mrs. B. Tells AU
About the I' KlJ Urate.
Ever since our marriage Mr. Bow
ser has been looking after a house
dog, and a good share of our troubles
have arisen over this fact On a hun
dred different occasions I have asked
him what we wanted of a dog. and on
a hundred different occasions he has
raised his voice and replied:
'What do we want of a dog? Did
you ever see a family which amounted
to shucks which didn't keep a dog?
Nature gave us the dog to protect us
to be a sort of companion. There
are people who can strike terror to a
dog's heart by one look, but I am not
one of those, Mrs. Bowser no, thank
"Can't you protect us, Mr. Bowser?"
"Certainly I can and do, but sup
pose I am off my guard Borne night
and a burglar enters our house P"
"And burglars the dogPV
"That's it! Sneer at the poor dumb
brute because Nature made him a dog!
Under the circumstances I have stated
we should probably owe our lives to
the faithful guardian."
lie brought home a dog. it was a
dog with a certificate of character
from his last owner. He was guaran
teed to be vigilant, trut, tidy, kind,
and to have a special hankering after
the life-blood of house-breakers. He
carried Mb head to the left as if trying
to see his left hind foot, and there was
a suspicious squint in his eyes. He
had been badly knocked about from
all appearances, but the boys who
brought him explained that this was
the result of tackling an elephant and
coming off seoond best The beast
growled at me and snapped at the
baby as Mr. Bowser brought him in,
and when I protested against tbe in
vasion I was answered with:
"No wonder he growls! A dog knows
an enemy on Burnt, lie feels that
you'd like to murder him, and he
properly resents it . Come here,
That night the dog had the run of
the lower part of tb house. We had
no sooner got to beti than he began to
howl. Mr. Bowser threatened him
from the head of the stairs, and then he
barked at intervals of five. minutes for
an hour. Mr. liowser silenced him
after awhile, and I was just getting
asleep when I hoard the boost gurgling
and growling and worrying some
thing. I wanted Mr. Bowser to go
down stairs, but he utterly refused,
"He has probably got hold of a
burglar, and I don't want to be ap
pealed to to call him off. Just go to
sleep and let Hambo alone. We haven't
boon as safe for years."
Next morning the beast bit the cook
in the leg as she went down, and the
minute the door was opened he lit out
for parts unknown. We soon dis
covered what ho had been worrying.
It was Mr. Bowser's new winter over
coat, and it was reduced to a roll of
strings and tatters.
You' brought him home!" I ex
claimed as I pointed to the ruins.
"I did, ehP" said Mr. Bowser, as he
surveyed the heap. "And you lay
right there and knew what he was at
and never said a word."
'You said he was chewing up a
"Then I was talking in my sleep,
and you knew it! Mrs. Bowser, you
don't get a now dud for a year!"
lho next flog was a hound. The
owier told Mr. Bowser that he was a
(rood deer dog, and ten dollurs chanced
IlilliUB UU IflUB OCCUUUb
"But what good is a deer dog?' I
asked, when Mr. Bowser explained
"To run deer, of course."
"But where are the deer?"
"That's just like you! You expect
to look out of the back door and see a
dozen! I propose to go where the deer
are. Did you ever see a kinder face
on a dog?".
"He looks very simple-minded. "
"Does he! Well, don't you' fool
yourself. You may owe your life to
him yet He's better than forty bur
The canine deserved credit for one
thing. He slept soundly on the parlor
sofa all night On the second after
noon he got out and a little terrier
weighing eleven ounces ran him three
times around the house and finally
drove him into a barrel partly filled
"Did I buy him for a fighter!"
shouted Mr. Bowser, as I related the
occurrence. "He run, of course. I
bought him for a runner."
He whistled for Archimedes, as he
had named him, and the animal came
creeping in and hid under the lounge.
When routed out of that he mode a
dive for Mr. Bowser's feet just in time
to trip him up and let him down with
a jar that made the roof shake. The
scared brute then jumped into the crib
and lay down on baby's head, from
which position he was lifted to be flung
over the alley fence.
"Is that the way they run deer?" I
asked Mr. Bowser.
"Whose fault is it?" ho demanded.
"You had that dog terrified as soon as
he struck the house. It was his mor
tal fear of you which mode him act so.
If you don't have something awful
happen to you I'll miss my guess."
It wasn't a week before he came
home with another canine. The beast
was under-sized, out at the elbows and
down-hearted. When I asked what he
was good for, Mr. Bowser replied:
"If you knew any thing about dogs
you could see at a glance. He's a rat
"Does he terrify rats?"
"Does he? In one week there won't
be a rat on this whole square!"
"Wouldn't it be as well 'to stand ths
rats as the dog?"
mars you, exactly! Anat's
specimen of your mercy! It's a wonder
to me that such murderous feelings as
you carry in your heart don't meet
with fitting punishment"
The terrier didn't do any thing re
markable for the first three days ex
cept to fill up and sleep. On the fourth
day, as we were eating dinner, we
heard a row in the back yard, and at
we got to the door we saw the terrier
penned up in a corner of the yard, tall
down and eves rolling, nd a small rat
was keeping him there and having lots
of fun. The rodent skipped at sight
of us and the dog crawled under the
barn. I laughed till I fell down, but
Mr. Bowser was very 6tern and digni
fied. After he hod pulled the terrier
out and flung him over the fence h
came back to me and said:
"Are you satisfied nowP"
"That the dog is a ratter?"
"No, ma'am! Satisfied that you have
once more, out of pure malice toward
a helpless animal, driven him from
home to a life of misery! It's a wonder
to me that you don't murder our child!"
Detroit Free Pewi.
k uaa oeen recommended
as a means of relief from sorrow by a
writer, who mentions a woman whose
sorrows seemed piled mountain high
through the loss by death within a few
months of her husband and child and
of property as well. Trained to no
work as a girl she seemed helpless.
But her little garden demanded atten
tion and her very losses compelled
her to work with her hands. Here,
too, the soothing balm of pure air, ex
ercise and occupation worked its mar
vels in recovering health, contentment
and a spirit of self-helpfulness.
An Ubio girl, nineteen years n
age, has become baldheaded.
A Californian named John Fess-
ler has a quartz mine that has paid
him $30,000 in two years. He does
his own work, and his only mill is a
The oldest Admiral in England is
Sir Provo Wallace, aged ninety-eight,
lie was in the fight in 1812. between
the Shannon and the Chesapeake, but
he never commanded a steam vessel.
Colored women in New York City
have organized "The Woman's Chari
ty and Industrial Club" for the help
of their sisters, and have leased a
four-story house as a "home for friend
less colored girls. ". .
THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL. '
St. Petersburg's Extraordinary Ride-Walks
and Capricious Climate.
One of the most extraordinary things
about St Petersburg is the unevenness
of the sidewalks. It must surely be
accounted for by a reaction against
the prevailing flatness of Russia.
Even in leading thoroughfares the
sidewalks, instead of being made, as
with us, as level as possible, abound
in the most treacherous ups and
downs. How drunken men survive a
walk through the streets is to me an
unsolved mystery. In Middlesborough
it used to be profanely said that the
Quakers, who had laid out the town,
purposely elevated the sidewalk a
couple of feet above the roadway in
some of the streets in order to break
the necks of drunkards. Possibly a ,
similar benevolent motive prompted
the construction of the trottoirs of the
Russian capital People get used to
any thing, and after a week in the city
you become so accustomed to the sud
den sb if tings of gradient as hardly to
notice their existence. In the same
way you become accustomed to
the dvornik, who sit dozing outside
the door of every public building or
tenemented house. At first nothing
seems more monstrous than the pres
ence of this sheep-skin clad mortal at
the door of your hotel, motionless and
somnolent all through the night. 1ut
after awhile you cease to notice him.
He is supposed to be a substitute for
police, and, as he survives the winter,
he may be supposed not to feel the
frosty nights of a Russian spring.
The weather was extremely capricious
during the early part of May. A
bright warm sun in the morning might
be followed with piercing winds, with
sleet and snow in the afternoon. It
was never safe to stir abroad without an
overcoat Natives admonished me sol
emnly, as if I had been manifestly bent
on suicide, because I left mine at home
whenever the sun shone. Every one
wore a top-coat in St Petersburg till
well into June. The ice in fTake La
doga, I was told, was the great refrig
erator of St Petersburg. It was not
till past midsummer that summer could
be said to have set in on the Neva.
Never in any city have I seen so many
men and women with faces swollen as
if from toothache as in St Petersburg.
THE USEFUL SKUNK.
Why Farmers Make Mistake In Destroy
ing; the Little Animal.
The much despised skunk is a good
entomologist, and the farmer and
gardener make a great mistake in per
secuting and destroying this humble
little animal. The few eggs he pur
loins from the farmer's hen yard very
poorly compensate for the groat
number of noxious insects he destroys.
In May, he is sometimes seen about '
sundown, on some elevated spot,
watching for the May beetle as he
wheels his droning flight, and he saves
him, too, not in the Bense spoken of in .
the Immortal elegy, but between his
teeth. He will sit an hour at a time
gathering in the destructive beetlos.
He is a persistent hunter, and in his
nocturnal rambles moves along with
nose close to the ground ; his sense of
smell is so acute not an insect, not a
larva, above ground or below, can es
cape him; his eyes now glow with un- .
usual brilliancy as he scans every leaf
and branch for the hidden prey. About
tobacco plantations his services are
Several years ago tobacco was culti
vated to some extent in the aliolnlng
town of Brighton. The writer, wish
ing to get some of the worms to rear
moths from, called on a gentleman
owning a plantation in the town, and
made known his object. The reply '
was, "Take ail you can find; we want
to get rid of them." In going through
the rows I noticed many holes in the
in the ground, five or six inches deep,
but could not make out the object, as
they did not seem to have any thing
to do with the tobacco. I mentioned
the fact to the gentleman, who smiled
as he told me that it was done by
skunks to obtain the tobacco worms
that had left the plants and buried
themselves to undergo their trans
formations, but were forestalled by
the keen-scented animal and made to
serve as food. Vick's Magazine.
uruest (at Mrs. De Fashion's mu-
slcale) "Mercy! , What are all these
wash boilers, and fiat irons, and
things in the parlor for?" Mrs. Da
Fashion (helplessly) "I had to get
them. The leader of the orchestra
came here at the last minute and re
fused to play unless I furnished these
things for the anvil chorus. He said
he was bound to have one selection
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