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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1890)
C. II. BUCKET?,
Ui'FicB: Between O. T. Colton and
Peterson & Wallace.
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
Attorney - at-Law.
Office over First National Bank,
J. M. KEENE, D. D. a
Dental : Parlors.
OfkcB: Breytnan Bros., Building,
Trnottr from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
W. R. BILYEU,
E. J. M'CAUSTLAND,
CIVIL ENGINEER SURVEYOR.
Draughting and Blue Prints.
Office with Oregon Land Co., Albany.
Sewerage System and Water Supplies
Specialty. "Estates Subdivided. Maps
made or copied on abort notice.
0 L. McCLRUE,
(Successor to C. H. H a Kin )
Barber : anil : Hairdresser,
SHAVING. HAIR CUTTING AND
Shampooing in the lateat and best
style. Special attention paid to dressing
Ladies' hair. Your patronage respect
LEO AH OTJ
ED. KELIEHBERGER, Prasr
Fresh St Salted Beef, Pork, Mutton,
Sausage, Bologna, and Haul.
BasoQ arjd Card "lluays or) Harjd.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
J. U COWAM.
y U. RALSTON.
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General BantM Easiness.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York. Saa
Francisco, Portland and Albany, Oregen.
Collections made on favorable terms.
: DEALER IN y
Grooenes aiiff Provisions.
TOBACCO and CIGARS,
Fereim ait Domestic Trnits,
Qneensware and Glassware, Lamps and
Pays Caatt for Begs.
Main Straet. . Lebmon, WMon-
Yx v - t m
MUCH THE NEWEST,
NOBBIEST AMD LAMEST STOCK OF
In the County, is now to bo
""3"Vhen you want to "dress up," we would be glml to show
you through and make the right price.
MERCHANT TAILORING A SPECIALTY.
Mr. E. A. Schkfplkr, is m expert, ami hn chnrgo of tliia de
partment. Wc guarantee entil'iit-liun.
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES
PAINTS, OIL, GLASS
Hue Perfumery, Brushes
FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.
MAIN STREET ----- LEABANON, OREGON
THE YflQDIHA ROUTE.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
Oreio. DeTelopmt Coxpasj's Steamsblp List.
225 Shorter. 20 Hours Leas Time
Than by ny ofher Rowle.
FIRST-CLASS THROUGH PASSENGER
.AND FREIGHT LINE
From Portland and all points In the Willamette
Valley to and from Sau FraneiK, Cal.
OREGON PACIFIC RAILROAD.
TIMS 6CF.DULK. (Excrpt Sunday
I. Albany I -00 p. m.
I.v Corvmllia nop, m.
Ar Yaquina J jo p m.
L Yaquina 65 a. m.
Corvallia 10.$, a. m.
Ar Albany i:ioa m.
O. & C trains connect at Albanj and Corrallis.
The above tmins connect at Yaquina with the
Orejfon Development Company's line of Steam
ships between Yaquina and San Francisctt.
Steamer WILLAMETTE VALLEV wilt sail:
From Y'aquina July sfcth, August 6th, Auitusl
16th. AKust ilh.
From San Francisco Angust it, August ttth.
August list, August Sisu
Kintxais the Oreon Faetfle Popular Sum
net Eiri sio!n. Low Kate Tickets are now
on sale from all Valley . Points to Yaquina and
This company reserves the right to change sail
ing dates without notice.
Passengers from Portland and all Willamette
valley points can make close connection with the
Tains of the Yaquina route at Albany or Corval
lis, and if destined to San Francisco should ar
range to arrive at Yaquina the evening before the
date of sailing.
Passenger and Freight Rates
Always the Lowest.
For particulars apply to
C. H HASWELL. , C. C. HK;i E,
Gen 1 Ft & rass. Agt. f Act g tien. F. Si V. Agt.
Oregon IJevel'pm'nt Co 1 u, P. K. R. K. Co.,
J04 Mootgomerv St. j Corvallis,
San Francisco, 'Cal. I rr)f.n.
Leave Corvallis Monday. Wednesday. Friday. ;
S a.m. Leave Albany 930 a. in.
Arrive Salem. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. J
p m. Leave Salem, Tuesday, Thursday, Satur
dav, 8a m.
Arrive Portland, Tuesday. Thurmlay, Saturday,
5 jo p. m.
Leave Portland Monc'ay, Wednesday ,-Fridsy
6 a. m.
Arrive Salem 'Monday. Weduesday. Friday. 7:15
p. m. Leave Salem. Tuesday, Thursday, Satur
day, 6a. m. Leave Albany, jo p m.
Arrive Corvallis Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
3 30 p. ra.
TraaMsinr says tia mi tne W. T Dsuwiaa
snwt Slisoui oi ni pnm wim
1t II V ;.v
W. L. DOUGLAS
RMt In 4"Sa wnrlft. rilmlni Ilia
J.OOOESI INK HASD-SF.BKD SHOE.
4.00 H AMWEITKI) HUT SHOE.
SL50 POLICE AND FAKMEK.V SHOE.
i.ftO EXTRA VALVE CALF SHOE.
24.2.1 "RORKINGM AN'S SHOE.
H.OO and Hl.-t.t BOYS' M IIOOL SHOES.
Ail made in onjrrrsa, fttitton and Lave.
W. L. DOUGLAS
Bat Material. Ttrmt Stvlc. fteat Fitrinr.
It aot soM bv your dealer, write
W. L DOUGLAS, KKOCKTOX, MASS
''Examine W. L. Douglas $2 Shoe
or Gentlemen and Ladies."
far tinl y C. t". HACKI.KMAX.
STOP AND READ!
Smooth Shave and Nice
Shampooing and Spanish Lus
ter Cures the Scalp of
HOT AND COLD BATHS
Gentlemen and Ladies may Indulge in the
Next Door to Ptert.on & Wallace's Real Estate
I. R. BORUM, Prop'r.
LEABANON - - - - OREGON.
ayoooitt. put aim loss as m Krmuo
Soon on the Counters of
and Combs, (irs f
EAST AND SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route
Express Trains Irf'HYe Portland IHilly.
4t00r. a Lv .... Portland Ar . 9.xfn. a
m. Lv Alhany r :Ma. m
1A.S a. M Ar Sau Franetei Lv . .tW r. t
Above trains stop only at following stations
north of Koi-elmrs : Fst Port!snd,'ireon City,
Woodburn, Ha;em. Albsiiy, TaiiKeut, (he.d.
Ilalspy, liarrUltunr, Juiii'Uou City, Irving aud
Roseburg Mall Daily:
12 JO e. I.v
mo e. M .At
Ar 12 1
Lv . SW .
Albany Local, Dally (Except Sunday):
50 r. m Lv
6W a. a i r
9 ( a. a
11 a. m
Local Passenger Trains Dally
1 M r. M I.v
2 so r. m .Ar
T.) a. a I.v
v2 a a Ar
Ar 9 . a
I.v a 40 . a
.Ar . 4 -Jrt r. a
.Lv s to r a
i'ullman Buffet SleejKTs.
TOUHIST SLKKPIXCS CAKS,
For accommodation of SKond class ra"eners.
attached to Express Vrauis.
West Side Division.
Bet. Portland and Corvallis.
Mall Train Daily tKxcept eundtyl:
T:!W k. a Lv
12:10 r. a..Ar .
. Ar S:20 r. a
..Lv 12 ..Vi p. a
At Albany and Corvallis connect with trains
ol Orexon pacific Kailroad.
Express Train Dally (Except 8uodyi:
4 40 r. a Lv ... .Portland Ar SSOr.a
7:24r a Ar ... McMinuvllle. Lv . 5:4 a. a
Through Tickets to all Points
East and South.
For tickets and full Information regard
liiir rsiev mais. etc.. call ou coniiiy aactit
K. KOF.HLER. E. P. KOUF.KS.
MniiSKi r. Asxt. i. F. A !' Atieut.
A Novel Invention.
A pocket typewriter i ahortly to be
offeretl U thp IJritish iiuldto, nays the
Pacific Slof Patent Office Record. Tye
writing instruments now in the market
are of consitlra.lle aizo ami wriht at
least a porson could scarcely think of
carrying one about with him regularly.
The one urttier notice is not only inex
pensive, but is bo small that it may be
carried in the waistcoat pockeL The
retail price will lie under 10 ahillin"-"-it
measures 5 1-2 inches by 3 inches
and weighs about four ounces. Thottph
so small it ia not a mere toy. The iu
ventor claims for it that it will turn out
better work ami be found more useful
than the larger and more exptMisive
machines. With reference to ita con
struction, all that can be eeen when
superficially examined is a disk about
the size of the face of a gentleman's
watch, in which the type is fixed, and
one or two smalt rollers. It will print
a line from an inch to a yard long and
paper of any size or thickness can be
used. Anyone can use it, though, as
in the case of other instruments.
practice is required to enable the
operator to write quickly. Another
advantage is that by means of dupli
cate tyjms the writer can be used for
different languages. Patents have been
obtained for most of the country in
Europe as well as for America, Canada,
The Other Fellow ;t I he Drop.
He was six feet two inches tall and
weighed SJ."0 pounds. His face was
purple with rage, and his breath came
in short and quick gasps. He walked
into the oflicu of a quiet little man on a
certain street of this city, twid, with a
heavy cane uplifted, he commeaced:
'li n you. lve got you now. My
time has come, and Jm just going to
wipe up your floor w th you. 1'ou are
a a gentleman, sir!"' he stuttered as
his eyes. fell upon the self-cocking re
volver held pointed at his heart 03- the
quiet Utile niiiii. "That's all I wanted
to sa-, sir. Good morning, sir," and
he rushed out of the door with the
perspiration standing in beads upon his
forehead. Turning to the Town Talk
er, the quiet little man said: 'Don't
say a word about this, but that man
is going to meet with a sudden death
some of tbe.se days," aud he replaced
the weapon in his pocket. Louisville
Two chairs that have been handed
down four generations go to help out
on the furniture used in the late Abram
Sampson's house in Coleman, Mich.
The oldest one was bought in Boston,
Mass., in 17-19, and has now reached the
ripe old age of 140 years. They also
bave a flour barrel in the house that
was bought in New York in 1839, has
been in twelve different states, and ia
good for twelve more.
Those Oootl Olfl-Kaahloned Folks.
Bomehowtbepeoi Is of to-day ain't as they!
til to im,
At any rate. 1 111 pretty sure they're not the
siinio to nin.
And a hlle thi'tnar many Just sagood ai those
1 ioumI to know
There' rw score and score among tl.em that i
are only so and m.
W uxod to alwaia taku a matt exactly aa he
said. . !
Rut now it's sMr to tn It e him Just the other!
It does hiv hem t Just lota of good tn meet mice
In awhile . , 1
Pome or those mss old fashioned folk go near- 1
ly out of Bl.l lo.
I wouldn't say the ttnrld In honesty Is t!llng !
1 woulthi t say flint. chHstluti liuutliig grrHce
have lost I lie track,
I wouldn't siiv tlml men to-day are lest the:
friends of truth. !
Because thev seem lo illlTer from the one 1;
knew lit oiiih.
Tliose Miiln pleitse me qnlle a well as these I 1
meet toliiy. I
Their henrts anil hands were honest aud their i
lives belt! little Billle.
Did those old-fashioned coiln now so nearly )
out of t) lo. !
We're wiser than we used to be, ws may be
And ifil old homespun honesty may li'sa our :
These later days w are all bent on getting
rteti so fast
We haven't time tn think of thing they
tltouirhtof III the past.
We're wildly striving alter gold, we rush and
push and crowd.
Ant! after while we ll each be wauling pockets
In his shroud.
But none of a can e'er outrank within Uie
Those, good ohl-fashloned pi ople now so nearly
out of style.
A FLIRTS EXPERIENCE
My cousin, Harvey Lewis, had anid,
the evening before, ' Little coa, I'm
coming to take you for a drive to-ntor-row.
If the weather Is line." and the
weather being line we wenL
He was only my second cousin, but
we had always made a great deal of
the relationship, and lie seemed more
like a brother than bo distant a con
nection. Hilton that day he told me
how he loved me and how I oulv could
make his life happy aud would I be bis
At first I could not believe Mm; vet
surely he could not lie in sjKirt; ami 1,
as usual, began to cry. Then when he
tried to squeeze my hand. I drew it
away, ami sat. after I had recovered
from my llrst outburst, looking red,
and tearful, ami abashed. 1 felt as
though tlousin Harvey, whom I loved
verv much, but not in that way, had
really tloue something very rude and
To tell the truth. It Mas my tirst of
fer, ami I wanted aottie more solicita
tions, and more flirting, before I lied
myself down to any particular indi
vidual. To Ih an old lady at 1H, for
sooth! Indeed. 1 was not" going lo do
any anvh thing; and I. who never kept
a secret from my mother, wisely con
cluded in my new dignity, that I had
better not mentiou the matter er
haps Cousin Harvey would prefer that
1 should not.
So 1 dressed myself as usual and
went down to the parlor where mam
ma sat at her work.
It seems to mo that your ride was
unusually short," she said, as 1 en
tered. Oh, it was cold ami windy and for
lorn, and 1 wanted to get home."
io replv. but a look of some sur
prise; stu'lt an excuse from me was un
heard of. After a pause she asked:
"Why. didn't Harvey come in?"
Why, I thought he was liehitid me,
and when I turned at the door he was
Another questioning bk. 1 felt an
noted. ilut as I w as exjxH'ting comptmy no
other than the eon of the wealthy
banker. Mr. I'oynter Smith I Nfdily
donned my sweetest smiles nod my
most enchanting manner for his teue
tit. Hut Mr. I-ynter Smith, junior, soite
of being tailoi ied ami but U-ri.eu to
the last degree, w as undeniably eom
uion place in ap'aratiee, and not less
so in conversation. His remarks had
never seemed so trite and vapid. 1
Was Msiiivelv ashamed of him; and
when he asked" me to go to the theater
with him and Ids sUler on a certain
evening. It was only the recollection of
his great name, and great expecta
tions, that tiu ally led me to accept the
Cousin Harvey Lewis is a great
deal nicer. Indeed. I love him dear
lyl" and I licgan to feel verv miserable
again; "but 1 do not think I could
marry mr cousin; ami, besides, just
think of lsoy titer Smith's wealth! Any
girl would be glad to get Povnter
Smith, or Harvey Lewis cither! and
my mind reverted to several of my
friends who were always raving about
Nearly a week pasei, and Cousin
Harvey, who never absented himself
: more than two days at a time, had not
j made his appearance, and. worst of all.
he was at the theater the nitrht before
' with that horrid little Bessie liaker and
j her brother.
j 1 was so angry that I could have torn
; her eyes out, but I preleudiHi to lie jier
i fectly fascinated with I'oynter. I
i wanted Harvey lo see me. but I was
1 not sure that he did. Several times I
j detected him looking in that direction,
j whereujion I instantly became absorb
. ed in Toynter. Coming out we were
: just a little in advance of them. 1
j managed it bo, and I was in the gayest
! spiriU, quite convulsed with laughter,
! in fact, and clinging to l'oyiitcr arm
j as though I loved liim dearly instead
: of utterly despising him.
We had received invitations to a
j party for the next eveuing. 1 would
i not have staved at home for worlds,
' though I had nearly cried my eyes out,
I and had a violent headache iu conse
On such occasions Harvey had al
j ways been my escort; but, of course,
; he would take some one else now, and
. Povnter had asked me. I had always
j run down to exhibit myself to Harvey
, before the final wrapping up, but I
; could not do so for I'oynter, aud was
' as sulky as sulky could be when I pre-
What clitl 1 care for his old riches?
; I never would marry him, and he might
' as well rind it out first as last. So,
I when ho remarked on the beauty of
i the night, as we proceeded in the car
i riage, I declared that it was the cold-
est, blackest, and most wretched night
! of the season.
j An answer so full anil exhaustive ad
i tnitted of no reply, and there was a si
: lence of several minutes.
Mr. Lew is was probably not to be
j present at the party, as he was generally
my escort, was tne next remark.
"I was sure 1 did not know whether
be was to be present
not kept informed of
not! 1 was
A silence somewhat longer than be
fore; but Mr. Smith was not to be
thwarted. He had set out with the de
termination to be agreeable and slight
obstacles should not discourage him.
' "Mr. Lewis appears to be very at
tentive to Miss Baker lately," he said.
"They were riding in the park on
Tuesday. I noticed.
Such a pang as shot through me! I
bad not the heart to be cross, so I
merely said, Indeed!" and coughed,
and laughed, and choked, and swal
lowed, to keep back a burst of grief.
Of course the first person I saw on
entering the room was Cousin Harvey,
with Bessie Baker upon bis arm; but I
affected the most supreme devotion to
Poynter and utterly ignored Harvey's
presence. I was perfectly wild that
night, dancing, flirting and laughing
as though 1 never had a care, inasmuch
as I heard a gentleman remark to an
other: ' "I think Miss Lewis is the most
light-hearted - creature I ever saw,
wbatv sunbean she must be at home,"
After a w hile Harvey aud I met tace
to face, and he said "Good evening"
with a careless smile and turned lo his
80 the winter months, paused, and
roy tiler was usually my cavalier,
though now that Harvey's attentions
ceased, other gentlemen began to make
advances. Hut none of them pleased
nut, and I'oynter disgusted me so that
1 co 11 hi hardly treat him w ith necessary
civility, lu fact, 1 was oi'leu exces
sively rude to him. which hud effect
the reverse of that desired, unit his
visits aud attentions increased every
llarvey, in the meantime, was as
attentive to Miss Haker, and It was
soou reported that thev were engaged;
and even I was compelled to believe it
when she displayed an engagement
llarvey had not been to the house
since that Inst day, over Ihreo mouths
ago; and now mamma and papa did
not mention him. 1 never told them
the cause of our quarrel, and thev soon
ceased to question me, though 1 could
not help suspecting that I hey knew.
At last, one iluy, l'nj tiler Smith
asked me, in a stupid, blundering sort
of way, if I would be tils w ife; where
upon', informed him, in a manner suf
ficiently positive, that I most assured
ly would not. His surprise was Im
mense, and he seemed to think 1 must
have made a mistake; wanted to kuow
if I really meant it. aud said that I
should. have everything 1 wanted. Hut
the more he insisted the more emoha ie
I became; aud he at length took leave.
Bityhig that if I should change my
mind 1 must let him know.
As soon as he was gone I told mam
ma all about it; and then she drew
from me the storv, told with many
tears, of Harvey's declaration, and how
I spurned It, and how miserable I had
been ever since; and no he was en
gaged to somebody else, and I would
uever marry anybody. After sobbing
a Utile with my head "in her lap J felt a
Ureal deal better, and that it would not
be so hard to lie an old maid alter all.
My only regret was that, old as 1 might
consider mvself, no one else could pos
sibly conshfer tne so for ten years yet,
and vet during all that time 1 should
be o&.iged to go into society.
A few days after this mamma aud
papa went out otic afternoon lo make a
call aud I was silting alone in the par
lor. Suddenly some one pronounced
my name aud looking up I saw Cotisiu
Harvey, who, when sprang up in dis
may, caught me iu hi arms.
lint 1 shall not tell any more, save
that wheu papa and mamma came in
they found us sittiug ver) cosily on the
sola where llarvey held me fast' though
1 tried hard to assume a more distillled
! position at a di.stau.ee when 1 heard
! theiu coming.
i There were a great many explana
; tious to be made, and it finally appear
ed that 1 had been the victim of a con
j l'apa and mamma hail suscted
: something all the time, but had known
j nothing for certain until my confession.
' Papa bad immediately seen Harvey,
aud had brought about this meetiug.
1 As lor the Tatter, his attentions to
j Miss Haker were intended solely to
bring me to my senses, if 1 had any, as
i she w as soon to be married lo a geu-
tlemau w ho was then abroad.
; We were married after a short eo
'; gaameut; and, though my short mar-
tied tile has bad sotuo clouds, they
have resulted, generally, from my own
j pettisliness, aud they are becoming
i more rare. Hut of this 1 am sure, thai
i 1 uever was so happy before, aud atu
I extremely gratilied that 1 missed the
! very narrow escape 1 had of losing the
j niau of my heart. A'. J'. Juxntiig
SHOPPINC IN AMERICA.
According to at Description Otvea by a Re
cent Hrltlsh Traveler.
The (American) storekeeper never j
says what a commodity Is really worth j
in'triusicallv or in his particular market, ',
but places Its value aliottt 2j per cent j
over what he will take for it aud which ;
Is iu turn alwiut.2.') per cent over what '
he paid for iL Bargaining which goes ;
on in all the provincial cities and towns
is extraordinary. The process is called ;
"Jewing dow n," aud proceeds some
thing like this:
Scene: Store. Enter prospective
buyer, Kints laconically to article and
loquitur: "Say. what's'this worth?" j
Storekeeper One dollar, aud dirt !
P. B. (who really wants It) Ah,
waal, it's not quite what I want. But
I'm in no pertiekler rush to-day. '
(Pauses.) B'lieve I'll give you 70 cent
S. Seventy cents? Whr, I declat
it's dirt cheap at 1; but spittoouiug .
I'll let you have it for 90 cents. j
P. B. That's qoite ridiklous. How
ever I ken jist let un rip! (Turns over
alamt a dozen articles and then pre
pares to leave the store.)
S. Come now, yer shall hare it foi
80 cents, thai ! I couldu't make it bet
ter nor that anyhow.
P. B. (examining article attentively. '
but grunting the while) No, sir-reej
it won't run it. Now confidentially
I'll tell yer what 1 will do. I'll give
yer 75 cents 75 cents (impressive! v),
and not a red cent more. What sayl
The storekecjK'r tires a bolt at the
nearest spittoon, shakes his head, aud
turns to serve another customer. Pro
spective buyer saunters around the
store, and evcutually reaches the door.
At this niomeut the storekeeper calls
' "Say. you can take that durned
thing, but come aud see us again, will
Aud so the compact is' conehided.
Both are fully satisfied, and thiuk noth
ing of the ten minutes they have
wasted, for lioth concluded they have
"bested" the other. This phrase "come
and see us again" ia the usual fare
well. I have had it said to me scores
of limes. Arthur Monlejiore in Temple
In 1723 there lived in Pesth, the cap
ital of Hungary. Karlo Kowatee, a
shoemaker, whose ingenuity in cutting
and carxing.on wood brought him inlo
contact with Count Andrassv, wilh
whom he became a great favorite, says
the U lobe-Democrat, The couut, on
his return from a mission to Turkey,
brought with him a piece of whitish
clay, which had been presented to him
as a curiosity on account of its extra
ordinary light specific, gravity. It
6trnck the shoemaker that, being
porous, it would be well adapted for
pipes, as it would absorb the nicotine.
The experiment was tried, and Karol
cut a pipe for the couut and one for
He would work on them at odd mo
ments during working hours .without
wiping the wax from bis hand, lie
noticed that the wax gave the pipes a
pretty brown polish aud also that they
smoked more sweetly. Other noble
men hearing of the wonderful species
of clay imported it in considerable
quantities for the manufacture of pipes.
The natural scarcity of this clay, known
as meerschaum, and the great cost of
importation m those days of limited
facilities for transportation rendered
its use exclusively confined to the
richest nobleman of Europe up to 1830,
when it became a more general article
of trade. The first meerscaum pipe
made by Karol Kowatee has been pre
served and is now iu the museum al
It is strange that people go to the
alt water to yet fresh air.
NEW YORK'S PLUT0CRAT8.
Origin of the Fortunes of th Aatora, the
Tanrtnrbllu and th Lorlllarda.
John Jacob Astor had his store In
Versey street, in the building in which
Dr. llalleek- lived. File Greene Hal
leek, the doctor's son, was one of As
tor's clerk. Old Astor got his start hi
life by hiring out to a furrier to beat
fum keeping the moths out of them
at a dollar a day. He was economical
and saving, anil presently began to
buy cat furs and mnskrat furs, and
when he had accumulated a lot of
them he took ihetn to England and
sold them at a large proUt. Then he
established his own business here and
extended his connections westward
and northward until he became the
largest denier In the country.
Commodore Vanderbilt was at this
time running a "perry-auger" (peri
agna a small ferry lMi.it. carrying two
masts and alee board) lietween Quar
antine Station and the city, and was
becoming very jiopnlar with boatmen
aud others who were thrown in his
way. Fulton & Livingston owned an
exclusive charter to run steamboats
lietween New York and Albany, and
the monopoly was paying Immensely.
Two obi Jerseymen then started an
opposition line, but as they could not
run direct between New York and
Albany they got around the difficult by
going from"Sew York to Jersey City,
ami making that the starting point for
Albany. They encountered all sorts
of dilllcttlties, "however, the monopo
lists going so far as to willfully run
their Imats down and otherwise crip
pling them, and they were threatened
One of the proprietors was at New
Dorp one day, when he asked old Mr.
Guion if he knew of a man eoniwtent
to take hold of t'telr line and make a
success of it. "1'es," said Guion. 'I
kti rr such a man. His name is Cor
neet Vsnderbilt, He'll take your
boats to the mouth of hell if you want
him to." "That's just the man I want,"
was the response, and in a little while
the bargain was concluded and Cor
nelius Vanderbilt took charge of the
line. The nionoMlists tried every
possible means to prevent the line
from doing business in New York, and
at last put a Sheriff on Imard with in
structions to arrest Vsnderbilt if he
should attempt to move the steamer
from the wharf. Vanderbilt got all
ready to go am! then stood by with an
ax, and when the wheels had begun to
revolve and there was a good strain on
the hawser he up with an a and cut
. . I . - .. 1 - I A 1
trie nawser aim wfnuiwi isit to Al-
banv with the Sheriff on board. A
continuation of the vigorous policy
finally broke up the Fulton A Living.
slon monopoly and established the op
position line 011 a profitable basis. ,
Vsntlei bill's daughters were a wild
kind of girls. They were trerfectly at
home everywhere on Staten Island and
were very joptilar. 1 used to see them
in a grocerv over there sitting on the
counter swinging their feet and talk
ing to the young fellows who went
The Lorillards had a snuff and to
bacco business, ami they made a good
deal of money out of ill There were
three brothers of them Jacob and
I'eter and George. Jacob had a butcher
shop tip near the Bowery Theater.
Peter that was the Dutch of it; it
came to be Pierre after it had Iweu
transplanted into French soil a few
months; I'eter aud George were the
snuff and tobacco dealers. After they
got wealthy, nothing would do but old
Lorillard most have a carriage and a
coat-of-arms upon it. He chose for
his coat-of-arms. "Who'd thought it
sntilf iHUight it." This made the
people laugh, ami so he changed it
slier a w hile, putting on in place:
"Quid rides." which means: "Al what
, do vou laugh?' His t' baeco store
w as in Chatham street- A'. J". Times.
SAYS GRAVITATION DOES IT.
Remarhahl flock that la Said
T. O. Farrer. watch maker has in
vented one of thb most peculiar clocks !
of the nineteenth century. It consists '
r yilllfltTUlII V T II L U l i .& I'll-l-m
of a plate glass dial suspended from
the ceiling, and all the parts or it that
are visible are the two hands, the pivot
upon which thev swing, and the dial.
It is marked "(iravitation Clock." and
not one trson in 1,000 who passes it
has the faintest idea that it is the most
ingenious device of the century. Many
clocks w ith glass dials have the works
of a watch as their motive power, but
this clock has no motive power that ia
Mr. Farrer worked on the invention
for six vears before he succeeded in
erfeclfng iL He alleges that the only
motive power is the gravitation of the
earth, and that the clock will run on
forever without winding. The only
imperfection is that it loses from four
to five minutes a day by the friction of
the hands on the pivot, aud, therefore,
the hands require to be regulated once
iu twenty-four hours.
He sliowed a reporter somethinsr,
alKiut the war the clock worked.
When the hands pointed to a quarter ;
past 1 Mr. Farrer caught hold of them j
together, and seut them tw irling j
around the dial, like the winder of a j
wheel of fortune,
til the momentum
the hour hand and
After oscillating un -
had been overcome
the minute hand re-
sumed their resjieclive and proper po- ;
sitions'still marking the correct time, i
At 1:'-U he did something still more re
He slipped ihe miuute hand
and laid it on the counter.
off the pivot
At the end of six minutes be re
placed it and sent it whirling around
the dial. When it came to rest it set
tled at the right place, twenty-six min
utes past 1 o'clock.
The hands are of tin and are hollow,
and perfectly balanced on the pivot.
Mr. larrer says they are moved by the
gravitation of the earth, but it puzzles
the spectator to account lor tne power i
that rai es them after they reach 6:30. j
All kitids of theories are afloat to ao- !
couut for this.
. . . . , .i
Some people jr that ,
Is are filled with fluids
the hollow hands are filled with fluids
. ..... , ... ... .il
of d.lereut densities that overcome the
rav 1 1 alio n of the earth when tne. hands
reach that point. But Mr. Farrer
keeps his secret, and rejoices over the j
mystification of the beholder. He in- j
sisls that electricity is not the motive
power. Fresno Republican. i
A Noted Tiger.
A tigress in the Nagptir district has
a fondness for the employes of the
Bengal-Nagpur railway, frequents a
tract of country only about nine
square miles in area, and is possessed
of extraordinary cunning and sagacity.
Last vear. uu to June, she had killed
seven people, beside wounding others,
. i ,. , 1 - : .
one lives id a iockj- aim precipitous
spur, in which there is a heavy bam
boo and other jungle. Several springs
of water rise at the foot of the scarps,
and there is a cave which shows many
signs of being used by her and her
family. A big stone just outside of the
entrance is scored deep and long with
many scratches of their claws. In
February last in broad daylight she
carr.ed off one of a gang of permanent
way men from under the eyes of his
companions. She has been shot at
many times and her cubs killed but
she has got off scathless. Sometimes
the man-ealer traverses very long di
tances. London Times.
It may relieve mental worriment on
the part of somebody to learn that the
way to say Mpwapwa in the true Afri
can style, barring certain nasal embel
lishments, is as though it were spelled
d"yrs STMiDjsfus stock book.
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WIT AND HUMOR.
The girl who has the strongest will
Is the girl who says the strongest won't.
It lakes more than a well-starched
shirt-front to make a polished geutle
nian. Kearney Enterprim.
We sometimes hear of the spirit of
hope, but hope is no spirit; it's only an
ex-specter. JJinghamton Leader.
On the question of the introduction,
of the European influenza into this
country the eyes and nose will have it.
Billings "I understand j-on are an
agnostic, Thompkius." Thompkins
(politician) Onlv before the grand
jury, my boy." lerre JlauU Expren.
He is a poor excuse of a man who
cannot convince his wife that he Is a
genius, lefore marriage. Afterwards
but we'll let that pass. lUatUlihia
It is said that "men are the archi
tects of their own fortunes. This ex
plains why so many of them fail, for
but few get beyond the nave. 1'hila
Mrs. II "Maggie, where do yon
suppose vou wili go to if you teH such
falsehoods as this?" Maggie "Sure,
ma'am, I don't care; I have frinds ia
ay ther place."
- "Look here, said the farmer to the
tramp. "Let me jist give you a pinier
' "But I don't waut a pinier.
replied the tourist. -I want a quarter.
2 errs lliule Express.
Women and Wine are often classed
together by the poets, but we have
1 " t , , " , . . 7
!?reT "r,e, poet who claimed
that both of them improved with aire.
j Burlington free Press.
1 "Alone with God and her lead pen
i cil" is the only opportunity a woman
baa to sharpen it without leing told
she doesn't know how and never wilL
j UulMnson (A'avs.) News.
There is a great difference In poker
j players. There's the man who can
j play poker and there's the man who
; thinks be can. The latter is the one
j who has to write a check. The Epoch.
j A good many people publicly thank
i the Lord for their prosperity who would
j lie mad if somebody should snggest
that they were not mainly responsible
J for it themselves. Smmrville JournaL
Perhaps the advice of a certain dear
' old lady applies to etiquette as well as
j to other affairs of life. "Speak the
: truth alwavs. she was wont to any,
"but speak it gently." Youth's Cvut
'. pa num.
"What makes the tea so weak. Mrs.
i McKerrel?" asked Funnywit. the wag
" of our board ing-honse. "It's been
: listening to your jokes about the hash.
1 I reckon, replied Mrs.
Kind Lady (to drunken wavfarer)
"Dear sir, the lioou liook tells us not
to look upon the wine when it is red."
uruntanl "Lion t see how 1 can:
blind (hie) drunk now." Kearney En
I Poet "Have von read mv latest
effusion?' Candid Friend "No, I
have not- We are friends, and I don't
want to do anvthing that is likely to
. - , 1 1 , ,
! "TT ' J
I Griggs "Do yon mean to tell m
i there is no money in literature? Look
; at Dawson; he's worth his millions."
i Penman "Dawson? What did he ever
! write?" Griggs "Nothing; he's a pub
' liaher." Borton Pout.
i Florence (looking at some lionnets in
; the milliner's window) "O. Jen'!
: aren't they lovely!' Jennie (looking
: across the" street) "Yes, indeed! Ks
' pecially the one with the side w tuskers."
i Latere nee American.
Adorer (after a rebuke bv the old
: lady) "I didn't kiss von. 1 onlv pre
tended I was going to. Why did you
; call to your mother?" Sweet Girl (ro
pentantly) "I I didn't know she was
lu the bouse." A. I. H eA7y,
"How will you have it
'. asked the binder of a man
s brought in a dictionary to have new
1 covers put on. "I think it would lie
' appropriate to have it S)eIlbound."
i was the reply. Pittsburg Chronicle.
Mabel "Let's play house; I'll be the
mother." George ""Yea, and I'll !e
! '"'iT" v., ,7 A"' v
" f0?1-" .?d V" 0B;p-
' "r "Tea, that a just you! Hu al-
the father." Clara "And I'll be
i l i
wavs want lo oe oo.sa oi everytuing.
In Court 'Trisoner. have you anv-
! thing to say in your defense?" "Your
! Honor. I beg v ou to consider, before
pronouncing the sentence, that the
only reason I steal is so as not to be
loafing about the streets all day."
Wickars "If yon don't let up on
your drinking, Vickars, one of these
days you will be having snakes."
Vickars "No, I won't I drink noth
ing but imported Irish whisky, .and
there can't be anv snakes in that, you
know." Terre llaule Express.
l I xHi-Hiuii, m wiiiic niN usriirr,
whjIe innocentIj iooking on at a street
T T, . 1 -1 1 1
LUh revei tru m uistui onuv iu uis
It wa9 Dn,Joubtedly bred by
some one to whom he had been in the
habit of suggesting a hair cut every
time he shaved him. Lowell Citizen.
First Philadelphian (yawning)
I've watched the girl across the way
washing those doorsteps until I'm sick
of it. I guess I'll go down to the
prayer-nieetins aud have a little ex
citement Will you come?" Second
Philadelphian "Thanks, no. I've got
some New York friends iu town and
I've promised to show them the sights.
Guess I'll ake them dowu to the
morgue." Ltiwretnv .me iran
Von Boreall "Did you not under-
'stand me. MissLn
cy r I go South to
morrow. Have you nothing to sayr"
Miss Lucy (coolly) "Yes, I can say
earnestly aud from my heart that
Von B. (aside) "Sw eet girl, I knew
she'd be sorry." Miss Lucy "That
my sympathies are entirely with the
Sonth " PUT, HulUtin j
Old Lady (reading paper) "Shock-
ing! res, just horribly shocking! It ;
does beat all how these nobility cree- ;
ters do carrv on." Birds "How's j
that, grandma?" Old Ladv "Why, I
just reau mat an rngusn xsuKe got a
queen full' at a card party, the other
night." Kearney Enterprise.
Heavy Boss (to budding genius who
never reaches the oflice on time) .
"Young man. I owe all my success in
life to the fact that I was never late. I
always got to business early." B. G.
Well.that's where we differ. What suc
cess I've had I owe to my head, not to
my feet." Philadelphia "inyutrer.
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IN PURSUIT OF SNAKES.
Collector's Hunt After a Rather Cty
There is a popular prejudice against
even the most harmless snakes, and
few people would carry the collector's
rage so far a to attempt the capture of
an ugly-looking' reptile with the bare
hands. Hut tiie born naturalist, like
tiie born Kirtsman, does not mind any
slight risk when his blood is up. In
Sherman F. Denton's "Incidents of a
Collector's Rambles"' is the following
account of an incident belonging to his
stay in Australia:
Snakes were rather numerous, and
one day. while walking in the thick
scrub. I canio across a large, light
brown one. coiled upon the ground.
He was by far the largest specimen I
hail ever seen at large, and was proba
bly ten or twelve feet long, aud as
thick as a man's leg at the knee.
I thought at first I would shoot him
in the head with a light charge of shot,
and carry home his skin. Then I con
sidered that. II taken alive, be would
be worth five times as much.
Feel in sr about in my poeket and game
bag. I at last fount! a leather strap with
a buckle. I drew the strap through
the buckle, making a noose, and thus
armed, started cautiously toward bis
snakeship. intending to put the noose
over his head.
As soon as I came near.he artlv nn
j coiled, opened his mouth very wide.
j Iherebv disclosing his sharp teeth, and.
J hissing spitefully, struck at me. I
i dodged behind a "small tree, and, lean-
j ng out as far as I dared, tried several
i times lo noose lum. lie was very sav
age, and looked powerful enough to
crush me in his folds, At this junct
ure my courage was at rather a low
After 1 had teased him for some
time, be suddenly decided to leave my
company, and started off at full sjieed.
I caught np my gun and went after
him. and. by hard running through the
scrub, managed to head him off. lie
stoptied. coiled up again, and again I
tried the noose. He was equal to the
occasion, putting his bead under his
coils iu a very sulky manner; but as
soon as I reached out, and caught him
by the tail he pulled away with great
force and started off once more.
This time he took refuge under a
fallen tree;anil before I could head him
off. he was gliding down the bole of
some w ild beast, which was partly con
cealed by the dead branches. I reached
the soot just its the last two or three
feet were goiug down, and seizing his
tail with both bands, I bung on desper
ately. Y ith mv feet braced atrainst a limli
! ot a ,ree J pulled liil the tail cracked
I MmI ''Picd, as if it would break
4 asunder. sometimes he pulled me
within a few inches of the hoe. and
then I would brace up on the limb, aud
drag him half way out.
At last I grew so tired that I bad to
let go my hold, and. with many regrets,
I saw the last few inches of the tail
disappear beneath the ground.
Likes and Dislikes.
j Affinities and repulsions are queer
, things. Sometimes they allow analysis
; or explanation, but just as often they
, don'L Our likes aud dislikes do not
j appear to be under our control, any
; more than that very powerful emotion
i al impulse toward a particular one
I which is called love. It may be said
; generally that where there " is esteem
, there can't be any strong dislike,
I though there may be no attraction,
j YeL curiously enough, there mav be
I joe wunout esteem. Women have
j been known to love the most worthless
i characters, for whom they could not
i possibly bave any esteem. It is an
j enigma after all.
I The loss of faith in one might seem
! to shatter affection in one bnt it doesn't.
Affection survives confidence. People
; are drawn together, whose tastes and
j pursuits widely differ, by some one
stroug trait w hich they bold in com
j nion. and persons of wonderful identi
i ty of taste and psychological resem
i blances never contrive heartily to like
j each other by a collision revolving
j around some point of radical moral
j difference which makes all the joint
r and kindred qualities go for nothing,
j And so the queerest marriages and the
j queerest friendships are contracted on
the one hand and the apparently
j strongest antagonisms kindled on the
I other hand. No Balzac has ever sound
) ed this depth with his plummet. There
are instinctive iorces wbicn allure and
repel, despite reason, philosophy, and
circumstance. It still remains true,
however, that there are a few magnetic
people whom all love. It seems aa
natural for them to be sovereigns of
hearts as for Caesar or Napoleon to
command tne enthusiasm of legions;
No one inquires into the secret of their
witchery, and all acknowledge it,
young and old, men and women alike.
This is perhaps as great a puzzle as
all the rest Pittsburg Chronicle. '
A three-story wagon was captured
at Martinsville, Md., a few days since.
The first story under the running gear
was a coop of live chickeua; the sec
ond. sandwicheL-between the far? nd
third ant bidden pv viewT" " e
voted to moonship j V - -its- .- -
u lsilea with ml ' ' - - .