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He who thinks to please the world Is dullest of his kind; for let hint face which way he will, one-half is yet behind."
LEBANON; OUfitiON. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1890.
LEBANON frllMIE. MO, . A. F ft. M : Mwrta
a Uixlr now In Mitwiiilo Hlnok, uii Saturday
aniM, nn iir Iwfora tli full whom,
J WASSON.W. M.
LKHANuN LOIMIK. NO. 47, I. O. O, f.l .wU Hat
urilny eidii or m -Ii w,...k, at Odd Kcl1 Hull,
Mlu trot; lltlii( trtlirmi mirilinlljr InvlMMt l
MtMid. J. J. HAUI,TIN, U.
HONOK IiTKlR NO, S, A. H. W.. VlmiKm,
Own: MimU ry tint and third Tlnimdai ni,n
lna in lb. month. F. H. ItoHUOK. M. w.
KttLIU IOi;a NOTICES. '
M, K Ml ltl II.
Walton Hkliwrth. jiiiMlur Hcrx lcm ci'li f nn
rlay mil. M. mi 7 l'. M. HmiJujr School at 10
A, M. C'HI'll Himdity.
a W, Gllumv, intMtiir Mcrvli'in each Sunday
mil. . Sunday Hehool 1U A. H. Hxrviif
each. HiiiiiIbv night.
t( MHKIII.M I IIKHHYWIUN CHI'HCH.
J. K. K irk lrl-k . ' mt or- -Hrv ) the 2nd
nil 4th nnihlnyx lit 11 a. M. uihI 7 P. M. Holiday
School i-iicli innclHy Ml 111 a. u.
OR. C. H. DUCKETT.
(f!iw between G. T. Cotton and
IVIerSOlJ & WllIllKf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OIHim omr r'irtd, National Hunk.
AI.IIUV .... OIKiOS
J. M. Keene, D. D. S.
Office: Breyman Bros. Building,
l 1,1.11. HK4-0.
Hours from 8 A M. to 6 H. M.
W. R. DILYEU.
Attorney at Law,
DR. J. M. TAYLOR,
jy k iv rv ist,
L. H. MONTANYE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Will practice in all CurU of the State.
E. J. M'CAUSTLAND,
CIVIL. ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
ItrituKlitiii urt IClue 1'ilnt.
Ollloe with Ori-goii Land Company, Albany.
Hflwovnifti Svtdein unit WuU-l Kiiiulie a K0
luliy. hmni miliilh iittfri. Muus imido or
utiiiu4 on Blmrt lltltioO
" SPEC A LN OTI C E.
I)K. AV. O. A ICC J US,
' Graduate of the Royal Collude, or
Loudon, EtiKlun '. alo of the Btllevxie
'IMtK IOf TOlt JIAK 81'KNT A MKKTIMK
1 ut Htuily Mini tiini tiuc. mid innkitu it epnu
Ittlly of cliriinic ihM'iiiMKj, imnuvon 'iicrn.
msrnfiilouii unlitiK'-iiiniiiK. (minim mid mtnst
without pdliior lh knife. Il b1o iimki'H u
MMHsinliy of tii'ttinit'iit v i tli ilocHllly.
priHiliiMirt in tlm Utirinnii. Kiench and Kntflinh
1iohiiIu1h. Culls iirtiinpily alUmdid dtiy or
HiKlt. 11 In moan i. "kooiI Will to All."
Utile nd ttxudinHM', r'nrry dtieot, btttwouit
Third mid Fourth. A Ih.iiiy. ( h otton
S. J I I IS IJUltV,
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We have now for
Over 100 Lots, which will more than
nionthp. We ofll-r tht ni from $00 lo
sell on the
We aleo have pome choice city rf pidcnoe?, and iin)rovcl fanne, whirh
we oi!Vr at a bargain. We don't ask you to take our word for it, but
come and let us phow you the projuTty, and Ik; ctnviiced. -Xow is thk
accei'Ted time. Call and examine before you are too late.
T. C. PEEBLER & CO.
I'll Itlklfrt ICapldly Uolny Out of I'm and
Knclili Taklne It4 Vlwr.
In twonty-flve or thirty yuara, if not
br-f'iru, tlie Pennsylvania Dutch diali;ct
will bo to all intents and ptirpofou a
dead language. There have buen very
great clianpos during the last ten or fif
teen years and the rapidity with which
they are taking place in bt'inff acceler
ated every year. This is notict-ablo in
the churches, in the newspapers, in the
language of business, in intercourse with
the people, and in the increased facility
with which one who does not under
stand the dialect can make himself un
derstood w herever he goes. When the
Presbyterian Church was founded in
Keadinp, Pa., about half a century ago.
it was done chiefly because there were a
few people who wanted to have English
preaching, and the only way to have it
vaa to found a new church. Now there
are only three or four out of forty
churches where the services are con
dubti d in the German language.
A score of years ago there was a spl It
in the Trinity Lutheran church, the
largest in Reading, because some of the
members wanted one service each week
In KngliaU. Now for a 'Jong time past
kll tho services of that church have been
in English. In the country all the young
people who come up for "confirmation"
have been taught the catechism in En
glish, and where they have not already
been granted it they are clamoring for
English services in the churches, and
all the old-style preachers who have
been accustomed to delivering German
sermons all of their lives find that they
mustbegin to yield a little to the new
demands or sacrifice their usefulness
and popularity. Every parent who is
ambitious for his children desires that
they shall learn to speak English, every
young man and woman feels that to do
so is a much desired accomplishment,
and there are few of the younger gener
ation who are net able to understand
and carry on conversation in the lan
guage of the country, though in theii
homes and in thoir ordinary business
they may use the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Nearly all of tho last generation were
taught to read, and many of them tc
write, Gorman in tho schools which wert
attached to the churches. Since the es
tablishment of the common-school sys
tem these have gradually died out, and
there is probably not one of them left,
The early newspapers of the countrj
were all German, and there are still
quite a number of them published, but
they seem destined to die out in a com
paratively short time for want of sub
scribers who will be able to read them.
The proprietors of the Adler, oue of the
pioneer newspapers of Pennsylvania,
which was founded over a ceutury ago,
have recognized the direction in which
things are tending by issuing an English
paper to take tho place of the German
edition. The same precaution lias bees
taken by the owimr of the Kutztown
Journal, an old and influential German
The time of the war, and for a
years thereafter, the Adler was still
great power in politics, and what it said
was widely quoted and commented upon,
but for the last fifteen years it hat
scarcely been heard of, even in tho most
exciting political campaigns, and no out
who wishes to address tho public on an v
political subject thinks of doing sc
through the journal that for nearly
century was one of the great Democratic
organs of Pennsylvania, and was known
far and wide hb the Berks County Bible.
This is not because the Adler is nc
longer a good newspaper, but because il
is printed in a language which is being
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sale in the town of
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doublfl in value in Iofs than pix
$1 5C a Lot, some of which we will
rapidly discarded by the rising genera
tion. Here in Reading the language of tht
atreet, of the store, and of all public
places is English, and Pennsylvania
Dutch is seldom heard except in some o)
the outer wards. It is still, of course,
desirable that a clerk or a conductor ol
a great retail s .ore should be able tc
talk Pennsylvania Dutch, but it is nc
longer absolutely necessary, and it il
becoming less so every year. Out in the
boroughs and larger villages more and
more English is being constantly heard,
the English newspaper is everywhere
Been, and in every possible direction
the old language is losing its hold and
English is being substituted. Cor. Ft
THE GRIMALDI FAMILY.
One of the Oldmit and Klcheat of Enron1.
The Grimaldi family, from which the
rulers over Monaco have sprung, is ar
dent and distinguished- Several foolisx
statements are current about the origin
of the Grimaldis. The authority for these
fables is Charles do Venasque, secretary
to Honore II., the first ruler who as
sumed the title of Prince of Monaco
after it had been ascribed to him, proba
bly through error, in tho official report
of the French General who, in lHrt, re
captured the Let-ins Islands. Charles
de Venasquo drew up a podigreo of the
family to which his master belonged,
and he may have thought that Honore
II. would be gratified by being assured
that ho had a distinguished ancestor liv
ing in TU, and another who was Lord ol
Monaco in the tenth century. These
particulars have been printed, and have
been reproduced as authentic. Indeed,
a genealogical fiction has a tenacious
life. A lonjr and illustrious pedigree i
a possession which once acquired is no;
easily renounced, every member of .t!i.
family to which it relates having a per
sonal interest and natural pride incher
ishing.it. Thus, when M. Henri Meti
vier who was tuto?. wo believe, to lb
lato Prince of Monaco wrote tho large
and ablo work on "Monaco and it
Princes," which appeared in 1865, he in
corporated into It the family fables
which Charles de Venasque fabricated
or copied in KJ47. The facts relating to
the origin of the Grimaldis and to thoir
careers as sovereign Princes of Monaco
do not requlro any coloring or varnish
either to attract the studont of history
or to fascinate the reader who likes to
be divot-tod or thrilled. There is nw
lack of amusing particulars in the his
tory of Monaco; soni of tho incidents in
It are as tragic, as any with which Shakes
peare has dealt. Quarterly Rovio-v.
The Lord Mayor of London.
The Lord Mayor receives from the city
of London for Ids year of office 850,000,
and on an average spends 40,000 to $50,
000 in excess of allowance. i He has no
other provision except the use of the
Mansion House and its furniture. Wine
stands as one of the chief items of ex
penditure. In the basement of th
Mansion ifouso there are quite as many
cellars as there are aldermen who have
not passed the chair, and it bus been the
practice of aldermen to lay in a stock of
wine long before their mayorality. This
was done to a much greater extent some
years ago, when it was more the fashion
to drink port wiun. Then an alderman
would place in the cellar allotted to
himsolt pipes of port sometimes years
before it would be put on the tables of
the Egyptian hall. The wine not con
sumed is usually sold or romovod by the
outgoing Lord Mayor. There is no rea
son to doubt that Mr. Whitehead's may
orality has cost JIOO.OOO.--
In a New Hampshire rfcraveyard
there is a tomb marked s" ' 'Saored to
to the memory of three twins,"
A kitchen table'; witlj as, many1
drawers beneath it as a writing desk
and having a high back like a side
board, full of pigeon holes for kitchen
utensils, is a recent addition Hb the
hired girl's comfort 5 ft '1'
The average annual deata rate In
this country from cholorfv yellow
fovor. f mall-pox, typhoid fever, diph
theria nnd scarlet fever, all combined,
does not reach Hie enormous total of
deaths from consumption.
A California, paper reports that
several bee-keepers of? San " Diego
County lost both bees and honey re
cently. The weather was so warrh as
to melt the combs and drown the busy
little workers in their ownsweets. .
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune writes: " "No wooden craft of
any account disgraces this enlightened
age in carrying human beings across
the ocean. Steel vessels have super
seded the old-style fleets of wood,"
Mrs. Elizabeth Faith, who died
recently at Louisville,' had her 'coITm
made under her own personal direc
tion more than three years ago. It
was made of solid walnut lined with
zinc, and trimmed with whito eilk. It
was inclosed in a strong cedar book,
and this in still another, box. made pf
thick' onk lumber. ' ' " i'- -
The Baltimore Baptist strongly
condemns the praclica ot. extending
sympathy and friendly "aid", to men
whoso sole claim to such attention is
bated upon the commission of some
terrible crime. "Such things,".!., it
says, "are a blot upon our civiliza
tion, and it is time good people
frowned this maudlin sympathy out
of existence. , ,
The Religious Herald, of Hart
ford, thinks the custom of darkening
the rooms of a house where people are
gathered to attend borial service
ought to be abolished. The surround
ings at such a time, it thinks, ought to
be bright and cheerful, "in harmony
with the sentiments suggestive of the
resurrection, the life and the blessed
ness of the heavenly home to which
the departed have gone."
The rapid growth of Italian bar
ber shops in New York City is alarm
ing the old-time barbers. The Italian
five-cent shaving shops are-now to be
found not only in "Little Italy" and
other quarters in which swarms of
Italians have taken up their abode, but
also in other localities up town, down
town and on both sides of the city.
For many years a great part of the
trade has been in the hands of German
philosophers, who now find it hard to
compete with the Italians, even when
they charge a dime for using the
lather brush and razor.
There have been big gold nuggets
found ia various countries, but the
largest that was ever discovered, the
Silver Dollar states, was found in New
South Wales, Australia. It was un
earthed on May 10. 1872. Its weight
was (J10 pounds, height four feet nine
inches, width throe feet two inches,
average thickness four inches, and it
wjis worth $118. It was found im
bedded in a thick wall of blue slate at
a depth of 250 feet from the surface.
An interesting feature of its history
was that the owners of the mine wore
living on charity when they found it.
A man at Covington, Pa., who wus
fattening a twenty-pound snapping
turtle, was aroused early by the noise
of a scuffle in his yard. Repairing
there he found the turtle hanging
to the nose of a 300-pound
bear. Bruin was near the fence, en
deavoring to get over, but his efforts
were interfered with by tho turtle.
Eventually the bear reached the next
yard, but the man followed and shot
him dead. The turtle all tho time re
tained his hold, and refused to lot go
until the dead beast's nose was cutoff.
Then it crawled off, carrying the piece
of flesh in its mouth.
Dr. Julius Weissnor has made the
discovery that linon rags were used In
the manufacture of paper as early as the
eighth century. And at that early day
tho paper was "clayed" like the modern
"i regret to say, gonts," said Mr.
Johnson, stopping the dance in "part
ners to the center," "de ice cream man's
hero, but ho won't leave de viand till
he's paid, au' as all my cash uss los' in
the nox' room on de dice, ef it is do
wish o' de comp'ny dat de ice croam he
tef, it'll be my juty to colleo' a small
sum from each gent. 'New York Sun
The Sandwich Islander's pipe is
made of virgin cork liiied wiih meor
scliaum and is curious by reason of the
pattern on the cork mad e by the insects
that feed on the trees. It is like deli
cate lace work.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.:
f .-la tb purest air sublectod to tes "
for, the ruses which produce the dimJ
mng .effect of haze there were about
8-H0O0dunt particles found in each cubio
laohi... .:- til'nit hf ' I : i
'f-j-ra.) tanning by electricity the ordl- i
nary! tanj liquid is employed, and "the '
ildesr evolve slowly through it, while the
irrent Jtrom'a'f dynamo . traverses the
vat and he)pY the -tannin to combine '
fflbU bUr KUIIUJIIT Ol tUO .Alll, ' " -f
When Sir J. Herschol was defending
the character of astronomical science in
view of an error of nearly 4,000,000 miles
in estimating the sun's distance, the cor
rection was shown to apply to an error of
observation so small as to be equivalent
to the apparent breadth of a human hair
at a distarco of 125 feet.
A new Soit of boot solo has boon
lntroluccd in Nuremberg, consisting of .
a sort of trellis of spiral motal wire, and
the interstices being filled with gutta
nercha and rosin, ' They can be fitted
with nails like ordinary soles," are fifty
percent, epoaper tnan leatuur anu, vasuy
Signor Schiaperelli, the eminent
astronomer of Milan, after ten years of
careful observation, has settled the point"
that Mercury has a rotation exactly like
that of the moon; that is to say, its rota
tion on its own axis and around the sun
synchronize so that it always turns he
same side to the sun, just as the moon
does to the earth. - " ' '
, Dr. Dubinski, of Kronstadt (Russia),
reports that within the last ten years
thirty cases have come under hissob
servation of a peculiar ophthalmic affec
tion 'occurring in young sailors whose
duty had obliged them to remain and
sleep in the vicinity of electrio lights. ,
He calls tho affection "photo-electrical
ophthalmia." It occasions partial blind
ness and renders light intolerable. What
is most singular is that sleep appears to
be an indispensable condition for the
manifestation of photo-electrical op
thalmla. v - .
How a Miagulded Monqulto Met Moit
, . i : Minerable Knd.
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listening to the soft musio of the cool-
incr htm7a IViof. et.lvral tllA tan voa ' nf
the noble elm whose shapely branches
stretched above them.
"Laura," said the young man, as he
crushed the young life out of a winged
insect whose attentions had bored him
considerably, "I saw a statement in a
paper to-day that if you hold your
breath when a mosquito is biting you
It can't draw its bill out. and vou can
kill him in the act."
"Horrors!" exclaimed the gentle
girl, as she shuddered and drew her
fleecy wrap closer about her love
ly form. "The idea. George, of
letting a mosquito sting you long
enough to find out such a thing! I
couid never endure It!"
"And tilut reminds me." continued
George, as he mado a wild jab at the
back of his nock and closed the earth
ly career of one more confiding insect,
"of another sttitt?tnotit I saw in the
same paper that people always hold
theii' breath when thoy er when
A silence followed more eloquent
than tho softly spokon words of the
young man. It wus broken at last by
the voice of tho lovely Laura.
"George," she said, in low, quickly
-science accents, "I feel a mos
qu'to biting nie!"
Tho wind sighed faintly in the tree
tops, the voice of tho katydid rasped
the patient air, tho stars glimmered
and twinkled in the blue, ethereal
firmament, and at the end of nearly
three-quarters of a minute that mis
guided mosquito perished miserably.
Chinese Fmioral Procession,
A romarkahlo funeral procession para
ded tho streets of Peking a few weoks
ago. It was tho formal publio celebra
tion of the burial of Tsching Tschu a
grand chamberlain and brothor-ln-law
of Prince Kung. The bior was carried
by eighty men, preceded by forty-eight
flag-bearers, eight camels and twenty
four whito horses. One hundred and
sixty men followed bearing sixteon red
planks, on which were painted in many
colored letters the name and titles of
tho dead nobleman. Tho whole pro
cession was a mile and a half long,
The citizens of Windham, Me., are
laughing ata newly-married mun of that
town who went to Portland shopping,
taking his bride with him, but who fois
irot her when be started for home, and
had nearly reached Windham before the
uneasy consciousness that he had for
gotten something finally resolved itself
into the realization of the fact that it
was his wife who was left behind.