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HOOKED AN OCTOPUS.
T lAMk nt Three Now Ortoana Klhr
mn Mr Ship Inland.
Probably It la not fronerally known
that the octopus, or ilovll Jkh, tw
qaontly of a larg-o is found on the
oaHta of MiHiHijj)S and Louialana.
Possibly tho ftmt imuanoo on rword of
one of theso fish, and ono of larjo slwi
at that, having takon a hook, cnnio
within tho oxpt'rtiMieo of thren residents
of Now Orleans a couple of yars slneo.
General Philip Kuchanan, Llmitnnant
Colonel E. C. Fonnor and Major Jlarry
Howard, now mayor of Heloxl, Him,
started from that place in tho yacht of
Major Howard for Ship Island on
fishing expedition. Kast-northeant of
that island, in about oight fathoms of
water, lieu the wreck of the atoamship
Josephine, marked now by a buoy. Al
though tho vessel propsr has boen al
most covered with sand, by careful
Souudinjr tho location of tho walking
beam may be found. On anchoring near
that spot a day of pood fishing is as
sured tho angler. The wrecked ateamor
bas formed a barrier or shelter, about
which tho fish appear to gather, and at
certain tides, no matter what other con
ditions may prevail, tho abundance of
fish makes It almost drudgery to attend
the lines. Ho sooner hits tho hook
reached the required depth than it is
seized by homo large and voracious fish,
generally a red snapper, which is a gal
It was in August that the fishermen
above mentioned, accompanied by two
sailors in a yawl, anchored over the
wreck of tho Josephine. Colonel Fm
ner. who has a prcdeliction for taking
sharks of a lar;ye size, had with him. us
usual, an Inch Iin, ten or fifteen
fathoms in length, equipped with a
hook of suitable size for sharks. This
was baited with a piece of salt pork and
thrown overboard, where It remained
undisturbed for a Ion? time. The line
was secured to one of tho thwarts of
tho boat. Tho fUliing was as gor d as
njyal and all wen liaving grxxl luek,
when attention was called to tho shark
line, which was running out with great
speed. Tho rapidity of its movement
iudicated some fish of exceptional size,
Tho five men had hardly time to
throw themselves to the side of tho
raft opposite the line, when the flsli,
which was firmly hooked, bore the boat
down so that the gunwale was partly
submerged. For several moments its
occupants expected that it would be
dragged broadside under the strain.
Their first Impulse was to cut tho line:
but this was opposed by one or two of
the party, who wished to seo tho end of
At this juncture the boat suddenly
righted to an even keel; the lino slack
ened and it was evident that the fish
was moving toward them. The slack of
the line was rapidly taken in, which
was barely accomplished when the
water became violently agitated, and
there leaped from the surface a great
octopus in whose mouth the hook was
firmly fixed. As ho threw himself
above the water ho darted his tentacles,
which were not less than ten or fifteen
feet long, toward the boat; then he
Blowly sank and remained for a few
moments, apparently motionless, as if
meditating on a mode of attack.
The condition of the fishermen was
now somewhat critical, for they were
entirely unprovided with any weapon
except a couple of oars with which to re
pel the attack of tho monster, and
yet they were unwilling to detach the
line from the thwart There was noth
ing to do but to await developments.
Indeed, there was but little time for
consultation or action, for, after a brief
delay, the octopus again slowly rose to
(he surface, where, with his bead slight
ly elevated, he began beating the water
with bis tentacles. lie was apparently
studying the extraordinary adversary
which he had encountered. A third
time be disappeared, and this time with
a fierce rush. The line fled over the side
of the boat with great velocity. The
fishermen again threw themselves to
the opposite side, and awaited the shock.
When it came the line, unable to bear
the strain, parted at the thwarts and
disappeared. N.Y. Jsun.
The best way to make a pot-pourri,
or flower mixture for a rose-jar, is to put
nothing into it but leaves and salt. Al
ternate the layers of rose-leaves and
salt, pressing the latter down upon the
former. When tho scent Incomes evi
dent, ttie leaves of any other fragrant
flowers may be added, such as heliotrope,
lemon, verbena, violet, or even those of
the geranium. A jar filled in this way
will prove a source of delicious fragrance
for many months. Ooldcn Days.
It is said that paper pillows are very
cool, and in some respects superior to
feather ones, especially for hospitals.
Newspapers will not do so well on ac
count of tho disagreeable .odor of the
printer's ink; but brown and white
paper, letters and envelopes, etc., are
the best. Cut or tear the paper into
very small pieces, the smaller the bet
ter, and put them into a pillow sack of
drilling or light ticking. Advance.
Fruit Pudding: Chop six apples fine,
grato six ounces of stale bread, add six
ounces of brown sugar, six ounces of
currents washed carefully and floured;
mix all well together with six ounces
of butter, a cupful of milk and two cup
fuls of flour in which two teaspoonfuls
of baking powder have been thoroughly
mixed. If too thick, add more milk in
mixing. Spice to your taste. Put In a
pudding bag, tie loosely and boil for
three hours. To be eaten with cold
sauce made of butter and Hujrar stirred
together, a cupful of sugar to ono-half
MR. BIXBY'S PATENT.
It Wm a (loot! Tlilmr. Hut Needed a F
"Ily Jove! I've an idea!" said Mr.
Ilixby gleefully, while at tho dinner
table the other day. "Now hero we've
spent half our time while at the table
passing things to each other and it's all
nonsonso. I know just how it can all
bo done away with and I'll have the
thing patented bofom a month and
make a mint of money out of it. I'm go
ing to put in all my spare time on It and
I'll soon show yon a tnolol of ono of the
cleverest Inventions of tho ago."
Mrs. Hlxhy did not say any thing.
She wa accustomed to outbursts of this
kind on tho part of Mr. lllxhy, who wa
frequently seised with a mania for in
venting and patenting something, ami
as ho had always recovered without
mortgaging tho house or injuring any ol
tho family, she hopod all would ond
well this time.
Threo days later, after he had worked
most of tho night before, be came tc
Mrs. Ilixby with his latest "clover In
vention." "You am?, my doar, what It is," ho
aid calmly as he gavo it a whirl. "It's
a revolving dining-room table, to do
away with this eternal passing of things
to each other. When you see any thing
out of reach that you want, nil you have
to do is to give the table a gentle little
whirl, and there you have the dish you
want right in front of you, Now what
do you think of lht(, my dear.? Don't
you think our fortune is made, eh?
"Itmight work, Elijah," repliml Mrs.
Bixby calmly, "if you could make sev
eral little improvements."
"What improvements?" sn.tpned out
"Well, tell me, please, whrr your
own plate would bo when the dish you
wanted had b ma whirled around in
front of you?"
"Why. I I It "
"And whore would tho rest of our
"Well. I never thought of that. I
"I suppose, my doar, thoro ml?ht bo
some sort of a signal given by which all
the others could grab their plates and
hold on to them when tho ttblo wa
about to bo whirled, or wo might -"
"Take care, Harriet Amanda ltixby;
don't yon go too far now!"
"Or we might why, Elijah, what do
you moan by throwing a valuable patent
like that into tho fire?"
"What do I moan, woman? You'll
know what 1 mean when you're left a
despised grass widow with six young
ones to look out for! And that is just
what will happen, as suro as sheol If
you open your mouth ajjain! Laugh now!
Giggle! Titter! Tee-hoo some moro,
can't vou? JJarn a woman, anyhow!"--
THE CARDINAL FOILED.
How On- or Klrlieliru'a Intenitmt Victim
Was Accidentally Sad.
Dumont. tho propriotor of a small fac
tory in Paris, one day received a polite
invitation to take supper with Cardinal
Richelieu at his country residence. Du
mont was somewhat surprised, as he had
no acquaintance with tho Cardinal; how
ever, he made his preparations for the
trip, and mounting his mule one after
noon he started for the Cardinal's villa.
Dumont had scarcely left Paris when
a tremendous storm overtook him, and
he was obliged to seek shelter in a tav
ern. Ho was warming himself by tho
fire when a second traveler, who had
been overtaken by tho rain, entered.
While the wo strangers were drying
their clothes by the tiro, they entered
into conversation with each other, dur
ing tho progress of which Dumont men
tioned his proposed visit to the Cardinal.
"Have you ever said any thing to
awaken the enmity of the Cardinal?"
asked the strangerof Dumont
"Not that I know of. Well, now I
come to think o it, I believe that I did
say something about the death of tho
Duke de Montmorencl."
"And your name is Dumont?"
"Certainly, that's my name."
"You seem to bo an honest man,
Monsieur Dumont, so lot mo give you
some advice. Don't go to Cardinal
Richelieu's. You are mistaken in his
object of inviting you to supper. Ho is
goinpr to have you hung."
"That is not possible!"
"I know better, for lam the man who
is expected to hang you."
Dumont recoiled with horror.
"Who are you?" ho asked.
"I am the public executioner. I have
received an order to come to his country
house to hang you. Overtaken by tho
storm, like yourself, I sought shelter in
this inn. Your honest faco impressed
me, and I determined to save you. The
Cardinal frequently calls on mo to do
thing 1 abhor, and I am about to give
up my position. You had better take
my ad vice, return to Paris as soon as
possible, and get out of the country if
you can. 1 hope you will remember
that I have done you a good service,
and the least indiscretion on your part
may cause my ruin."
Dumont thanked tho executioner,
mounted his mule and returned to l'aris
as fast as be could travel. He then
went to a friend to whom ho intrusted
his ccret. By the liberal use of money
ho obtained a forged passport and
finally reached England in disguise,
where be lived until after tho death of
the Cardinal, which occurred two years
later. From the Gorman.
"Gentlemen," said an eminent Aus
tralian lawyer recently, "the case for
the Crown is a mere skeleton a mere
skeleton, gentlemen; for as I shall pres
ently show, it has neither flesh, blood
nor bone in it." On another occasion bo
solemnly declared that a "verbal agree
ment is not worth the paper It is writ
From IVrmlnul or Interior Point tlio
In the lino to take
To All PGinEast aufl Sooth.
It Is tho DIMINQ CAR ROUTE. It run
Throuifh VESTIBULED TRAINS EVERY
DAY IN THE YEAR to
(No CliaiiKe of Car.)
Pnnipmifi! of DININd CAHH immirpnu-etl,
TOLLMAN KHAUINU ItOOM Hl.kKI'KltS
of luuit eqtiliiiut.nl,
T URIST SLEEPING CARS.
HmI that rim Im constructed, ami In which so
coiiiiiioiliitioniinr belli live h ml fnml-lii-d fur
of Hit or tM-cuiul Clniui Ticket, nud
ELEGANT DAY COACHES.
A t'ONTtSroCrf LINK roiictlur with
A I I. l.lvKS altm-di-v IH1SKIT and fHIN
I'tiUnum hleepvr rvn'i ntin ran he ai-cim-d
In hiIvhih' thru!i,r- it v xritf of llie pi'id.
TIIHtlt till Ti ICKI l.iand from till pniiilrt
in .mrri-&. KhuIhihI hikI hmtipt- run Ihi im r
rliMM'ti nt any Tit'kel oflln- of llitt 'iimim .
Kull InfiiiintiliiM t'lim t-nilnir rulw, tunii of
tram. mkiIih unit iiIIht detail luruiiiliril on
itlliuitiuii to any k-'U'. or
A. D. CHARLETON.
AaiUnt tleiK-ral I'mvenirrr AK'nt,
No. 121 First St., Cor Washington,
Oreioaiaii Railway Co, Limited I Line.
C. M. HCOTT, Receiver,
1o Take I'.rT-.-t Juur IMMU,
I O'Cturk, i. ni.
Berwwti Portland end CooiirK l,3MIItf,
S Oil a ii
lv.PurtJiuul (So.l ac.Ci).r P '
Sllvcrt.in 1 'Mil a. m
Went -lo 1U:uU.iii
.tllcrr 9 IK a m
ar . CotniiK.. ,lv 6:0U.in
3:4.) p. m
6:;0 p. m
BKTWKKN num. A Nil AND AIKI.IK.N) HILKo.
7 ! a.m Iv.l'orUHiuKKA W. V.)r sVjnpim
K:rip.m IjtfMVt-lle 9"!n.iu
l2:loji.m hln-rlilail t:i: p.m
J llp.ni Imlinii li:07 ji.m
2:.mjuii MiiiiiiKiulh ll'J.'l.iii
1&p.m r Alrlli-.. Iv WaTi .m
Ciiii in iilxl lull HckfiB at two -t-iiIm per mllu nil
null- at Intliiim liitvlim aK'iil.
Con iiti'i Urn at Mt. Anufl with tnKi' for and
(rum Wllholl MIm-ral sptiiuei.
Ticket for any point on tlila Hue for unit- at
the Ilnihil arriavo ami UauKaw Ttaiiafi-r
Company' nllice, frt-voud ami I'iuo trevli, and
l A W. V. Ky.
CI1AS. N. Ht'uTT. Iteceiver O. Ily, Co. (Ld.)
Line, l'oillami, UreKon,
Ilt-NKY W. UOlHiAltO. HiipLO. Hy. Co. (M.)
bine. iHimlea J unit ion.
tiem-ral (Mine, N. VV. Corner Xirat and I'lne
Slnets, 1'oiUaud, Oreuun.
THE YAQUINA RODTE.
OREGON PACIilC RAILROAD.
mm Mlwml Caws Steamship Line.
i& Nhurter. l lloura) l. Time
Thau by any oilier Kniile.
First-Class Through PiicmeiiKur and
from Portland ami all point in the Willamette
Valley to and from Kan KriiuelmMi, Cal.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
TIMK SCHEDULE, (Kxwtt Sunday.)
Lv Alhauy 1.00 p.m.
It CarvallU 1:411 p.m.
Ar Ya;ulna 6:ao p in.
by Yaiuiim ii;4.i a.m.
I.v Corvallia 10 a a.m.
Ar Albany 11:10 h.iu.
0. & C. trnlu connect at Albany and CorviUlla.
Tlie aliovc tralna rminectat Yanuiiia with the
Oruscou lieveloiiiiieut CompHiiy'a line f Hit-am-hlpa
tietw';u Va.jiiliiH and ban tfraiivuuu,
"' ' waAMKKS. "yitoM H.'y. ym yahuin.
WHIuuiHI't Valley , July II,
WHlHinetli- Valley July '21,
Wlllumeltu Valley J nty :tl.
Thla company reaervea the ritclit to wliuuge
tallluir ilat. witlioitt notice.
FaaaeMura frimi I'ortlunil and all Wlllauiclto
ralley point can iniikii eloaa eonut-t'tioii with
tlie train of thii Yai u lim roiiloal AUmuvor
CorvHllia, aud If ilunlincd to bun Kraiiclaco
ihould anaiiKD to arrive at Yaquiua Uioevu
uIiik tiefor the (iatu uf Hulllug.
I'aMMenKAjr ami I'l-e-ljcht Jtate.M
Always tho Lowest.
For information apply to
C. V. HAHWKLL,
Ocn'l Kr't A Paw. Axt.
Ban t'muulwo, Cat,
c c. irooiJE.
Act'K Oe.il. K, A I', Agt.
0. P. K. H. It. Co.,
Ieavn CorvallU Monday, Wedueaday, Friday,
6 a. in.; leav Albany VM a, in.
Arrive fcali'in, Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
p.m.: Ichvm iiak-iii, Tuuaduy, TJiumday, ttatur
Arrive Purtlaud, Tueaday, U'huraday, Batur
day, a:aO p. m,
I-ave Portland, Monday, Wedneaday, Friday,
i a. in.
Arrive Sftlem, Monday, Wednenday, Friday,
7:15 p. ni.; leave 8al-juj, Tuvaday. Tliuradny, lat
vrday.Ua. in. Leave stlbajiy 1:1(0 p. m.
Arrive Curvallln Tuvaday, Thuraday, Saturday
Nobbiest and Largest Stock of
In the County, is now to be Seen on the Counters of
jCiT WhtJii you wnnt to "(lreHH up,"
through mill inuko
Merchant Tailoring u HMciulty. Mil. K. A. Hciikfi lkk ik an cxjuMt, ami
luiH chargo of thin tlopartinont. We guaraiitcf rtatiHlaction.
'SiicceiMor to II. IUhhon.)
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER
OIIAVINO, HAIR crrriNti AND 8IIAM
O pooiiiK In "if 1hI-i and lm atyle. Uil
atlfiitluii paid to ir.-in I miles' lialr. Your
patroiiam- rt-apevlfully mllcllt-ii.
O. P. COSHOW & SONS,
IKS VII ANO K A G ENTS,
Jl U O ' N V 1 1. K. K V.ti O X.
Collecliona madi'. ronvnyttneins; and aM No
tarial work done on short notice.
Ed Kellenberger, Propr.
Freh and Salted Beef and Pork
Bacon and Lard Always on Hand
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
1. h. COWAN.
J. M. IiAI.H'1'ON.
Transacts a General Mini Busincs?
At;OI,NTM KKI'T HI HJIC4 T TO
Hi i-.H"liaai ,itwln..iTw-.1-
RxcIihuk" fold on Nw York, an Francisco
IVUund and Albany, Orwn,
Coilttticinamadij on (uvurablo tonus.
wo wmild In-glad to kIiow you
tho right ji i(;o.
ItKA I.Kit IN
Groceries and Provisions.
TOBACCO & CICARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
ItimeiiMwnr nml Ihmm nrr,
l.nmpx Hint l,nui l'lKliarrf. '
I'AVM 'AII Mitt
Jlalii at., Irf-lmiiuii. atrraton.
SCO LADN CO.,.
Liny and St-.l Itml,
Any inforiiiHtiiiu in n-Kiirrt lo tli rhfiip--r
Land in the garden of Oregon fumlHlied ,
irnnt-oMNAiranya he haattrn W. T.. Itaiirin
Sliix-a wiilioiil iiuiiih Hint prion atainuvU
tb U-ittoin, iut hliu down m at fraud.
. L DOUGLAS
Itiiat In tho world. lOxitmliio li In
fl5.0MICNIHNI', II Nll SI HI t hllOIL
'I.O II AMl-SI H l l WM.T hlUIK.
n;l.!HI 1(11. K l: AMI IrAliMDKS' NIIOM. .
:1.IM KX'I'KA VAI.UK OAI.I'' MlOJli.
WOIIKINUM AN'H mint:,
&;!.oo mid i.jr, iiov.-i' h uoof. RnoER.
All made In (luiiKriwH, lliitlon and Lavtt.
17. L. DOUG LAG
, linat Matrlnl. Iat Btvln. lioat VlWing.
If uut until by yimr dealer, w'rlln
W. JL. IMHIJULAH. lllltOKTON, MAH&
"I'lJkUHllH' l I.. ItollUIIIH Hit llMtJ
vi'.i '.'..'.v. ..' t
for Keutlvmnu and lniliea."