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I.a flrlppe Unices Atona the Coast of
hovn aenlin and Newfoundland.
The Pennsylvania railroad pays (400,
000 taxes in Ohio.
The Boating population of Chicago ie
OBtimsted at fully 1M),(KII).
An KiirMhIi syndicate has purchased
the South Boston iron works.
The Missouri exhibit at the World'!
Fair hax boon favorably located.
Bnfliilo (N. Y.) schools are dosed on
account of malignant diphtheria.
The supposed coal fields of Iowa are
iound to he only a collection of pockets.
A syndicate of New Yorkers are nego
tiating for the purchase of the Boston
Ex-Governor Fornker of Ohio has just
realized (-70, (AH irora a sale of lands in
Women crusaders at Mendnta, Mo.,
destroyed all the liquors in the village
Knnsas millers are seeking foreign
markets which are furnished them nnder
the reciprocity act.
Farmers in Maine and Vermont are
planting their potatoes and corn over
again, the cold, damp weather having
killed the tint crop.
After many years of envions rivalry a
movement has been started to unite
Minneapolis and Kt. Paul as one munic
ipality nnder the name of Federal City.
Davenport, la., claims to be the
healthiest place in the world to live in.
During the lat year the proportion of
deaths to the population was only lo.ui
to every l.UtX).
Ah air-ship company has been char
tered in Burlington, la., with a capital
of slfl.UUU.0dO. to build air ships and
waft passengers in them between that
city ana Jew 1 ork.
Canada is arranging to secure an inde
pendent determination of her latitude
and longitude. Wishes to find out per
haps bow fur she has Blipped away Iron)
the mother country.
The grip i i raging with great fatality
along the const of Nova Hcotia and New
foundland. Whole families and whole
crews of vessels have been attacked. A
famine is imminent.
A fatal disease is destroying the peach
trees of Georgia, and the only means
known of staving its progress is the
burning of the affected trees, which is
recommended by lr. irwin Smith oi the
Bureau of Agricuhnre at Washington.
The Secretary of the Interior has ap
proved tiie contract for repairing the
great CaBa Grande prehistoric ruin near
the Oila river hi Arimna. The sum of
12,1X10 was appropriated by the lust Con
gress. The total capital invested in tirotiered
lands and standing timlier according to
the reports ot the timber establishments
in the respective Htntes is as follow! ;
Michigan, f4,0tttt.4TH; Wisconsin, $34,
003,044; Minnesota, af;,7tfl,9 4.
President tlntermeyer of New York
and the Directors of the Honey Peak
Consolidated Tin Company have derided
immediately to commence the erection
of a tin-concentrating plant of 2, MX) in
gots daily capacity at Hill City, 8. D.
The ballot-reform passed by the Illi
nois Legislature, us turned by the (iov
ernor, shows Section 28. which provides
that no ticket peddler shall be allowed
within UK) feet of the polls on election
day, is missing entirely from the bill.
The Federal expenditures so far dur
ing the preent mouth have exceeded
the receipts by about H,(HX),0(X) porre
sponding to the sum paid for pensions;
but the balance will now be rapidly
turned the other way, insuring a reason
able surplus at the end of the month.
George Bidwell, the famous Bank of
Kngland forger, lectured in Portland,
Me., the other evening. It will be re
membered that he was released from
Chatham prison, Kngland, aliout six
vears ago through the efforts of a num
ber of prominent men, who believed
that lie had thoroughly repented.
The sugar-cane planters entitled to
bounties have been heard from. They
number 800. The bounty is a matter of
J treat importance in Ixiuisiana. One
arge planter in that State has already
bonded for 5,000,000 pounds to be raised
' during the next season. This bounty, if
paid to him, will be a bonus of flO.OUO.
The Swiss Minister at Washington has
written to the Governor of Virginia for
information respecting the adaptability
of the soil of the State for growing ce
reals, saving that there is a widespread
, disposition on me pan oi uih country
men to immigrate and settle in such a
State as was best recommended to them.
One of the railwny tunnels under the
Hudson connecting ew York city with
the Jersey shoro at Hoboken will he fin
ished in about six months. From end
to end it will be 13,000 or 14,000 feet
long. The motive power of the trains
will probably be electricity.
Eev. Dr. Corradine, pastor of the Cen
tenary Methodist Episcopal Church at
St. Louis, preached a sermon several
weeks ago airainst the wearing of jew
elry, and called upon his flock to giveup
their costly trinkets j and a large num
ber of men and women deposited their
jewels to the value of over $1,1X10 in a,
box at the altar to be melted, because to
sell them in their present form would be
' When asked for his opinion of Sullivan
after the hitter's set-to with Corbett at
Corbett's benefit Peter Jackson said : "I
was not disappointed. Sullivan ie a big
fellow and a good one. Judging from his
remarks last night, Sullivan is a better
man than he has been given the credit
of being. I bear no ill will toward him,
'and forgetting any remarks he may have
made about me, I wish him good luck on
hit trip through Australia. Although I
don't think I have been given the chance
that I deserved, I am still confident of
myself and am ready at anv tint to
" meet the beat man in th world, barring
either Hlliraa nurra Uriac-"
A PRETTY ROMANCE.
A Glfiftd Hun Fmncleoo Toting Wow
Artist Had an Inurasll: ? Mart.
People who noticed in Th" Examiner
window a splendid cost of lie head of
Sil ting Ball will be intew..d to hear
the pretty romance of the young artist
whose work it whs.
It was modeled bv Miss Alios Ride-
on I. a yonng lady ot less than 18 years
of njje, who lins already shown such tal
ent that she bids fair to take front rank
among the host of artiste that the Pacific
slope can claim as its own.
Her first start in ber chosen profession
can be directly traced to a large English
mastiff owned by her family, although
her artistic aspirations date back to her
early childhood. One day, while accom
panied by the mastiff, she passed the
open door of a sculptor's slndio. The
animal rushed in and, with apparent de
liberation, knocked over the pedestal
upon which was placed for exhibition
the artist's latest work. An arm and
leg were shattered, and the piece lay a
seeming wreck on the floor. The at
tendant was wild.
The girl endeavored to make excuses
for the dog, bnt nothing would answer.
Offers were made to pay for the damage,
bnt to no avail. The man, dreading that
npon the artist's return he would loss
his position, was inconsolable. The girl
begged to be allowed to repair the piece,
and after repeated entreaties the man
consented, with the remark that while
he did not believe it could be fixed, he
was very certain she could not Injure it.
He mixed the clay for her, and watched
with interest the unpracticed fingers
doing the work that the accomplished
artist had so lately finished and taken so
much pride in. An hour passed with
meet gratifying results; the arm was re
stored and was perfect; the attendant
Another hour the leg approached com
pletion, wheu lo, the artist appeared on
the scene. He took in the situation at a
glance, and unnoticed by the occupant
of the room watched tie work. Fin
ished, explanations are in order and
given. The artist is charmed, declares
the work of restoration has added new
charms to the piece, and having heard
from the girl the great ambition of her
life, went with her to her home and in
sisted that ber parents should allow her
an opportunity to learn the art for whicb
she evidently had so much inherent tal
entSan Francisco Examiner.
How few people realize the result of
extensive drainage, such as a highly civ
ilized country presents. No inconsider
able changes are wrought by artificial
drainage. Much of surface water, in
stead of being left to form marshes, sat
urate the soil or be taken np by evapora
tion, is carried away underground
through drain pipes. Consequently the
air is not so inoist as formerly, and the
soil, instead of being constantly chilled
by evaporation, is rendered warm and
genial. This result has been particu
larly noticed in England and Scotland,
where very extensive areas have been
Holland has been, one might say, re
claimed from the sea. The water has
been dyked ont, and many parte of the
country that were the bottom of the sea
are now dry land, and though below sea
level form the homes of happy and in
dustrious communities. Years ago there
were along the lower banks of the Mis
sissippi "drowned lads," subject to over
flow and uninhabitable, covering an area
larger than the state of New York.
Many of these lands have been reclaimed
by means of levees. Thus, by man's in
genuity, are the surface, climate and
general physical condition of the earth
being changed. Hew York Ledger.
Antiquity of Playing Cards. ,
The game of cards was first played in
the east, aud seems to have had a mili
tary origin. Cards were introduced
from Asia into Europe at the time of the
Crusades, aud were first used by necro
mancers to foretell fortunes. They soon
became a popular amusement in the
south of Europe, where the Saracens
and Moots taught the people how to use
them, and card playing spread to all
parts of the continent. The state records
of Germany mention the fact that Ru
dolph I, in 1275, was fond of the game
and played with hit courtiers.
After the invention of paper the manu
facture of cards became extensive, but
declined somewhat when card playing
was forbidden by several of the Gwinan
states and by the English government
on account of the supposed immorul
tendency. Before the era of paper, cards
in the Orient were made of ivory, papy
rus and canvas, leas frequently of the
precious metals, aud quite commonly of
wood. St. Louis Ulobeuemocrat.
A wise parent thinks twice before an
swering a bright boy's question.
"Papa." said Johnny, who had re
cently joined a debating society, "is it
correct to say, 'The noes has it,' or 'The
noes have it? "
"It depends, my son, on whether you
an talking about a vote or about a cold
in the bead. Youths uxnpauon,
adder Than th aVoaua Juliet Can.
Miss Bond Alas, Comte, nana says I
hall never marry you.
Comte de Sanssou And did mademoi
selle show monsieur ze proofs sat I am
ze Comte de Sanssou?
Miss Bond Yea, and he add if you
could have proved you wen m impostor
be might have given
iMan Harvard Students Have Lot of
Pun with Boston Pollormen.
iirm. - i, .l, ,u-ilt In nrt.
"There isnt so much deviltry in pri-
Tate among the students today as there
was a few years ago," said a gradnato of
Harvard, "but their pranks in public arc
getting bolder as time advances. I wiU ;
tell you a good story illustrative of this.
During my sophomore year there wu a
party of eight young fellows belonging
to my class who were all the time look
ing for a chance to create a sensation.
They had become involved in several lit
tle scrapes with the Boston police on ao
rtnttt nf their nractirnl iokes. and were
thirsting for revenge. One Saturday j
night they went to Boston, and on their .
arrival got shaved in a West End barber
"UUV4 ' . . . .,
"While paying their Checks an idea
struck one of the fellows, and after a
short conference with his companione
he offered the barber f 10 for his red,
white and bine pole, which stood about
twelve feet high in front of the door.
The offer was accepted on the spot, and
the young men took it away with them,
insisting, however, on taking a receipt,
in which both the pole and the amount
paid was mentioned. Then they started
off for a parade of the Third police pre
cinct, in which nearly all their trouble
with the 'coppers' had been experienced.
"They had not gone far before they
were stopped by one of their old blue
coated foes, who demanded an explana
tion of their possession of the pole. The
boys replied that it belonged to them
and that they were taking it home. The
officer, believing that they had stolen it,
arrested the whole party and took them
to the police station, where he charged
them with the theft
'"At tills juncture one of the students
produced the receipt, and they were al
lowed to depart, much to the discomfi
ture of the arresting officer. Then the
boys went to another policeman's heat
and were soon stopped by the guardian
of that precinct, and, after a short par
ley, which proved very unsatisfactory to
the officer, the students were again ar
rested, and, with the pole, were marched
back to the Btation house. This time
they got their release from the lieutenant
in charge without having to produce
"The boys started off for another offi
cer's beat, taking care to keep within the
same precinct, and within less than half
an hour were brought back to the sta
tion for a third time on suspicion of hav
ing stolen that pole. The lieutenanthad
to send an officer over tl precinct with
these orders to all policemen: 'If you
meet a parry of eight young men with a
barber's pole don't arrest them. They
own it' " New York Star.
Love WIU Find a Way.
"We have many funny things to con
tend with," remarked a policeman near
one of the femes the other night. "A
little while ago a very pretty girl of
about 17 years of age came to me and
said she wanted me to arrest her father.
When I arrived at the house I found a
man who proved to be the girl's ftither
on the floor, and a nicely dressed young
man sitting on his breast. .
"1 asked what caused the trouble,
when the young woman Bpoke up and
said her father had offered to interfere
with her keeping company with the
young man, and threatened to lock him
ont Between tnem tney nad tnrown
the rebellious parent on the floor, pinion
ed him and then she had homed for
police protection. I told the father to
get up and then put the bracelets on
him. Then the daughter caught me
around the ueck and begged me with
tears running down her cheeks not to ar
rest her father, aud the old man said he
was only in fun. I complied. Such is
human nature.1' Philadelphia Press.
Cigar Ashen Oood for Beurtbnrn.
A gentleman, who is a very heavy
smoker, did a perrdiar thing in my
presence the other day. He knocked off
a portion of the white ash at the end of
his weed into his hand and without
more ado swallowed it. I naturally
asked the reason for this remarkable
performance, aud, to my surprise, learned
that it is a sure cure for the heartburn
which sometimes overtakes the devotees
of tobacco. Not being afflicted in that
way, I did not care to try the remedy,
bnt hasten to communicate it to my
fellow smokers. My informant was at
one time engaged in the cigar importing
business, and was accustomed to test
cigars by the score. He informs me
that he learned the curious fact in ques
tion in Cuba, where the remedy is
habitually used by the Dons, who breathe
as much tobacco smoke as they do air.
New York. Star. ;
Cleamug Colored Woolens.
Four ounces of white castUesoap, four
ounces of ammonia, two ounces of alco
hol and two ounces of glycerine. Shave
the soap in one quart of water over the
fire. When dissolved add four quarts
of rain water, and when nearly cold the
other ingredients. Bottle and keep in a
cool place. One cup of this mixture in
two quarts of water will be sufficient for
ordinary use, Now lay tne gooas on an
old sheet, and iron rapidly and lightly
on the wrong side, and then roll tightly
on a curtain pole or any round piece of
wood. If this ia carefully drae you du
away with the creases made by folding.
For black silk or cloth dissolve one table-
spoonful of borax and one tablespconful
of indigo m one pint or warm water.
Bnonge the pieces well and lay smoothly
one above the other, and, if possible, put
in the no to dry. LsmhT Haunt Jour-
My board Is books, loved almost as myself '
It boron, 1 put. them on the upper shells
If friends, I dally iw a lovor dallies
WWlll, hl.art,8' , llw ,weet garden
Where tlo rich vines to tanded riot ran,
luscious poncues omu amun ummiq.
steadfast I And thorn here from day tn day.
Drawn op like soldiers In their stanch array; .
I upon one; behold tho trace of tears
Sued by somo heart it touched tn vanished
Some aro new comers, and smllo cheerfully;
Some are worn trftl and sad by constancy;
I love them all. the beaming faco or sad,
Thoso that have mode mo weop, or made me
AU but the dnll ones on the upporshclf.
Them I would fain exchange for neoded pelf.
Sometimes I leave them, and go calmly out
To where hearts faster beat, where children
To feelthe Impnlse of the etwer crowd,
ADd haar traffic's babel, harsh and lend;
I tot them as a man mieht test his wife,
To tench her sho Is nol the whole or me;
A schoolboy's trick it Is, for soon 1 find
lVe left my better self, my heart, behind.
The hundred souls whom I so forth to meet
Are strangers to me In tho greedy street;
The world seems nearest when my lamp Is lit.
And by its midnight glow I qniet sit;
Volumes with welcome greeting then look
And night shots oat the noisy, restless town;
This is my haven, this my marriage bower,
Wedded to my hooks and happy every hour.
Mrs. Napoleon B. Morange la Arkansaw
The Inseet World.
Entomologists generally concede that
upward of 100,000 species of insects have
been recognized and classified; some au
thors even place the number as high as
150,000, while it is not at all improbable
that this vast number may not represent
more than one-tenth of the number ac
tually inhabiting the globe. Not less
than one-half of the whole number be
long to the order coleopatera, or beetles,
which order is by far the most numer
ously represented of all. The lepidop
tera, or butterflies, have thus far yielded
some 15,000 species, or abouf one-thirteenth
of the total number (200,000), esti
mated by Speyer for the world at large,
and an equal number may perhaps be
credited to thehymenoptera (bees, wasps,
etc.), the hemiptera (bugs) and diptera
The orthoptera or straight winged in
sects, which include the locusts, grass
hoppers, etc., are considerably less nu
merous. The species with netted wings
(neuroptera) probably number some place
between 2,000 and 3,000. insects are, of
course, most numerously developed in
the tropics, bnt they are notTare by any
means in the coldest regions which have
yet been visited by man. St. Louis Re
public. Peculiar Taste In Dress.
Sir Humphrey Davy.it is said, "rarely
washed himself; and on the plea of sav
ing time be nsed to put on his clean linen
over his dirty, so that he has been known
to wear at the same time five shirts and
five pairs of stockings." Here is a rare
example of the indifference of the man
of genius to the mere hnsk, or aeries of
husks, which keep that royal part of
him, his mind, in working order. Yet
was not Sir Humphrey a mere sloven,
content at all times with the first article
of clothing upon which he might lay his
hand. Though he was so reckless in the
matter Of shirts upon common occasions,
when he used to go fishing "he would
wear green," to resemble vegetable life
as much as possible, so that the trout
might "have some difficulty in distin
guishing the biped from the mere roots of
the field; and when shooting he wore a
scarlet cap, "to shield himself from acci
dent from other guns." All the Year
In every town of good size in Mexico
there are public schools. These are well
attended, though most of the rich Mexi
cans send their children to the schools of
the City of Mexico or to foreign coun
tries, or have private teachers for them;
and to finish their education thoyare
often sent to Europe or the United
States. The great majority are left at
home, however, and the schools are well
In a very judicious dietetic outline for
reducing obesity, from ten to twenty
drops of liquor potasses are given in a
glass of water three times a day, and the
food is largely composed of uncooked
local fruits, lemons, oranges, succulent
salad vegetables, acid wines, lean meat,
white blooded nsh, gameuand poultry,
lemonade, buttermilk, aud tea and toast.
Art is always its own best reward, and
the poet's dearest object in life must
always be to give to the world "the
message that iu him burns." Still, he
needs friends, requires leisure, want.
bread. Thackeray once wrote to I
friend, "Our twopenny reputations get
us at least twopence-halfpenny.
One peculiarity of the principal dance
of savage nations is that in nearly every
instance they imitate the movements of
animals. This is evidenced in the buf
falo and bear dauces of the North Amer
ican Indians, the bear dance of the
Eamtchatkans and the kangaroo dance
of the aboriginal Australians.
Judge Holmes, son of the "Autocrat,"
is said to be the only justice on the Mas
sachusetts supreme court bench who en
joya writing out an opinion. His asso
ciates prefer oral utterances.
The Duke of Edinburgh has one of the
largest collections of postage stamps in
Kngland. There is one private colleo
kioD in the kingdom that is valued at
Though That Wat Years Ago, Mia. Rate
Chase Is 11111 a lleniitlfut Woman.
Mrs. Kate Chase sat In a large easy
chair in the cosy parlor of a woman geni
us in this city who was entertaining a
few of her friends. She wusthegentlest
of them all, this woman with so remark
able a past gentle and still bo beautiful.
She was dressed in the deepest black of
the neatest, most elegant description,
from which the warm pink glow of the
cheeks and lips, the blonde glints of hair
and occasional rays from the shy, sad
eyes were the sole relief. She was the
typical lady not the lady of rush and.
hustle and advancement, of progress,
platform or pen but the lady Of the
drawing room, the boudoir, the carriage,,
quiet refinement, repose.
Although queenly m appearance when
standing, she looked rather a little worn-.
an sitting down. Her form is fine lined,
symmetrical, and just plump enough for
height. Her head . has a dignified but
not haughty or aggressive set on a well
turned neck, not noticeably long. Her
shoulders slope just right, with a faint
touch of womanly coquetry in their ex
pression. The lines of bust and waist ,
are simply perfect, her hands and feet
noticeably small. Her face is oval in
outline, the flesh looks firm, the texture
of the skin is smooth and unspoiled by
make np. She is a decided blonde of'
that rare class of blonde coloring which
I can only describe as "sunset." Her
forehead is rather low and wide, with
Blender arched brows and much refine
ment of expression in it
Her eyes are the most difficult in the
world to describe, however, but easy to
illustrate. You see but a half dozen
pairs like them in a lifetime. They are
not large; they have a "hidden" look
among the thick dark lashes, and they ,
have always a look as if they had bees
crying hard without the redness the
most "fetching" eyes on earth, irresisti
ble in yonth, suggestive of first love
you doubtless can think of a pair among
your lady friends. From the cast of her
face one would imagine her nose to be a
straight Grecian, but it has the slightest
little tip upwaid which does not in any
way mar the symmetry of outline. Her
lips are very red and full, with fascinat
ing dints at the corners. Her hair is
massed above her brow in large, loose
rings of gold. A few glints of silver
shade into the blonde in front of the eats,
without attracting observation.
Her fine black Henrietta cloth dress
was tight fitting and double breasted,
with crepe reveres, cuffs, foot band and
buttons. Her bonnet was close, small,
well set back, with a long crepe veil fall
ing below her waist. A dull black flower
pin at her throat was her only ornament
She sits perfectly stiu wmie taming, ner
little hands folded in her lap, the vary
ing expression of her face aud the light
ing aud darkening of her wonderful
eyes alone accompanying the changing
thought. Her voice is musical ana lull
Her home is in Washington, but she
was on here making a visit to her
daughter Ethel, who is a member of
Richard Mansfield s company. New
York Cor. Pittsburg Press.
There are several games which form a
part of the German children's amuse
ment at Easter time. One is that of
striking eggs, the broken one becoming
the property of the one who has the un
broken one. The two eggs frequently
have to be knocked several times before
either will crack. Another pastime is
that of throwing eggs in the air and
trying to catch them; whoever first
cateheB the egg can add it to his pre
vious stock. Then there is a more elab
orate game than either. A plot of grass
is selected, a hundred feet long by a few
feet wide, and at either end of this space
is placed a basket; one contains chaff,
the other eggs, which may be boiled or
unboiled, whjte or colored. Then two
persons, who have been previously se
lected, step forward to play the game.
One is to run a given distance, the other
is to safely throw the eggs from ono
basket to the other; whoever first com
pletes his task will receive a prize, which
is presented with mnch formality. The
boiled eggs are then distributed among
the people, and the raw ones are after
ward cooked and eaten. Emma J. Gray
in Good Housekeeping.
The Ambition of Algeria. 1
After an existence of fifty-seven years as a
French colony Algeria his determined that
it is time to bo released from financial lead--ing
strings and to havo a budget of iu own,
aud this suggestion, originated and warmly
supported by the governor general, bas been
unanimously adopted by the eouseil superi
eur. When tbe armlos of Louis FuiUppav
first descended on its coast the colony, ac
cording to the recont report of our consul in
Algiers, was almost waste land. It bas now
nearly ti.OOO.iXJO of acres under cultivation,
of which 1UO.0OO acres are vineyards. The
annual exports of the colony amount to s,
000,000, there is a daily service of Bteamers.
to France, 1,'&0 miles of railroads are in
working order, and profound peace exists
everywhere. Yet taxes in Algeria are still
collected by the central power and con
founded with those of France, so that tbe
colony is actually ignoruut of the amount of
its own resources. London News.
A Successful ABalr,
"I say, Bobby," said Featherly, "did ywi
hear your sister say If she enjoyed the exhi
bition we gave last nightr
"She was pleased with your part of it Mr.
Featherly. Bhe told ma that yoa made a
perfect exhibition of yourself. "New York