The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, November 13, 1891, Image 7

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GOOD
Dr. Price' Cream Baking Powder is often called the
Good-Luck Baking Powder.
Owing1 to the fact that good luck always attends the
use of Dr. Price's, it is not essential to use it the moment
it is mixed nor is it required to have the oven always just
so, as in the case with ammonia or alum powders. It is not
luck after all, but the exact accuracy and care exercised in
the preparation and combination of all the ingredients of
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. Competent chemists
are employed to test the strength and purity of each
ingredient. Nothing is trusted to chance. Hence; it is
always uniform in its work.
House wives never fail to have "good luck" in mak
ing most delicious bread, biscuit, pastry -and cakes that
remain moist and sweet Only Baking Powder that con
tains the white of eggs.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been questioned.
Trvnl In Cktaa.
Travel in northern China ii accom
plished in a cart, a mule litter, or the
addle. The first method is the most
uncomfortable bnt the most rapid, toe
second the most comfortable bnt the
lowest, the third the most independent
bnt the most onoertain.
The cart need in northern China has
two heavy wheels, with wooden axle, so
springs, and a body abont four feet long,
and three broad, over which is a light
framework top covered with bloeootton.
Two mules driven tandem by a carter
seated on the left shaft take it along at
a rate of about three miles an hour, and
one can make in it an average of thirty
five miles a day, even over the roughest
country. It will, carry abont three
hundred pounds of goods, and one or
even two passengers; and the tighter one
is squealed in the mora comfortable it
will prove, for that, and that alone, will
be a protection from the terrible jolting
over the rough country roads.
It is told in some old book of travel in
the narrative of the inisdon of Lord
Amherst to the court of Pelrin, if I re
member rightly, that one of his attend
ante died from the effects of the jolting
he received during a short journey in one
of these carts. Bnt this mode of travel
being the most rapid, I adopted it Bev-
eral years of experience of cart travel in
Chirsa had made me bold, so that I did
not fear the fate which had overtaken
the Amherst mission man. Comfortably
wrapped in my wadded Chinese clothes,
I squeeted myself into my cart, feeling
like a delicate pieoe of chinaware packed
in cotton, and after a hearty farewell to
the friends with whom i was staying at
. Felon, the carters cracked their whips,
and with a shout to the mules we were
off. Century.
A tuadarwltk a Country Doctor.
Sunday is a busy day for the doctor.
A good many people put off being sick
till Sunday, especially in haying time,
and the calls began to come in early, 80
the narrow buggy went down the road
and did not return till late. Sunday
school was in session and the children
Sang:
; Day of all the week Che beat,
, Emblem of eternal root,
A group of young women in white
came out into the little burying ground,
and through my open window i could
hear gossip and laughter, as they picked
their way among the gleaming white
headstones. Then a party of ladies
dressed in deep mourning appeared.
Standing apart was a young couple
chatting in a sheepish way.
A small girl, with curiosity abnot
mally developed, pretended to read the
inscription on a tombstone near by,
while she absorbed the conversation.
The cabinet organ was played again, and
the children with the older people in the
church, sang "He will carry yon
, through." The voice of good Dominie
Thompson rolled out in stirring tones at
he sought divine guidance and blessing
for the beloved children of his flock."
Frank French in rjcribner'e,
The Tblunees mf Geld.
Gold beaten, by hammering, can re
duce gold leavea to such minute thinness
that 288,000 most be laid upon each
other to produce the thickness of an
inch. Yet each leaf is so perfect and
free from holes that one of them laid oa
any surface, as in gilding, gives the ap
pearance of solid gold. Tbey are so thin
that if formed iutoabook 1,6X10 would
only occupy the space of a single leaf of
book paper. A single volume of a gold
leaf book one inch in thickness would
have as many pages as an entire library
of 1.SO0 volumes of common books, even
though the volume averaged 400 page)
ecu, rjt, Louis ttepubuc.
LUCK.
A FACE.
Hope hut a tender daybreak in her eves,
Thai owtfa a nappy niorutDfc on nor war.
Her faue-it k. an Imaice of Uw day,
Aa pure aud ninny aa the mitumer akiaa;
And when she Mullen a halo round her ilea,
When light Meatus burn of heaven's moat holy
nr.
Her kins are aweet a dainty flowers In Hay,
TM ww a thouRhtfutnem that makes them wins.
Oh, tuoiug face! God blew the everywhere;
A little mm by day, by mam a Mar,
To briug bright cheer where pom and sorrow
are.
Qod keep thy gentle forehead free from ears.
Thine eye keep ever from the mist of tears, '
To wnlle a laetinx miuNhine on thy yean,
burn W. KhurtlrsT In Boston Transcript
Hlshwar FeataJ Locoaootlvee,
In tlie south of France tlie government
portal service is supplemented by the
waram oust" of urivute contractors.
who employ many hundred horses in
conveying small parcels from town to
tnwn, even along the railway lines. This
business has became so extensive that
several road locomotives have been or
dered for it, and are proving very satis
factory. Two of these machines are
running between towns seventy miles
apart, each making the trip one way
nightly at a speed 01 t-igiit nuies an nour.
Part of the road is very hilly, with long
gradient up to as much as one in eleven
The locomotive, with coal and water,
weiglis fifteen tons, - and tlie loaded
wagon from seven to ten tons, making
tlie average weight of the train twenty
three tons. At l"3 pounds pressure tlie
ewoiies give about twelve horse power,
and with fair roads use about lulf a ton
of fuel for the round trip of 140 miles.
These engines have been running over
six mouths without interruption, Ar
kaiiHaw Traveler.
Quit a Traveler roe a TwrtU.
W. E. Bellenbrand, of Oldtown.carne
into possession of a turtle lately at
Pushaw, which bore upon it the evi
dence of having reached years of discre
tion and of having been for a turtle
quite a traveler. It was marked "J. V7.
Bewail, 1871," and Mr. Bewail remem
bers that when camping in his boyhood
on Pushaw lake he found the turtle near
the outlet and cut his name upon its
shell The animal was found a short
time ago in the "Thorofare," near Orson
island, some sixteen miles from its
former place of capture, showing that it
had traveled on the average abont a mile
each year. Mr. Hellenbraud'a son Wal
ter marked it and released it for further
adventure. Bangor (Me.) Commercial.
Tha Oldast Place la America. ;
"Do you know the oldest place in all
Americar said Gen. John B. Hender
son, of St. Louis, to a circle of friends.
"I don't mean the oldest town in the
country or on the continent, but the land
first found on the western neroispnere.
No? Well, I thought not tt is Mount
Marty, in the Adirondack mountains.
Agaasix aud other geologists have fig
ured out that Mount Maroy was tho
point of land that made its appearance
first above ibe water when the western
hemisphere was evolved. "Chicago Her
ald. , - -
Trua Uapplnosa. '
Mrs, Muggers I see a prominent soci
ety belle is dead. If there ever was a
perfectly blissful existence on earth ah
enjoyed it while she lived,
Mr, Muggers Because she was a 00
edety ..mie? ;-
Mrs. Muggers No; because aha was
engaged twenty-four times and never
married. New York Weekly.
; A Rather Doubtful Aoooaipllhmait.
Distinguished Foreigner I under
stand tho United States hat built aome
eit tha faHtaaf. ArtiiKMra Avar deshrned.
American-Ye, airee. They oannur
like a railway train. Utewa.
FORGETTING WRONGS.
Son lrrae tbdr Troup on marble; be. tarn
lust.
Stoop'd down mm and wrote Uiem on Iba dust;
Trod linear root w spun or wry wtno,
Swept from ibe earth and ototuwl from his mind;
There, secret to Uw grave, tteoaue then) lie.
And grieved Uwj cvutd ootttwapeUieAlmiglKy'i
eye.
-Dr. 8 Hodden,
."MAN Oil DEMON."
It Is nearly forty years since all Paris
was nocking to see Frederic Lemaitre in
a certain grisly melodrama bearing the
above title. Parisian dramatists have
always bad a leaning to the ghastly lu
melodrama, and Parisian audiences have
encourarred that inclination, as wttuesB
"UTourde Nesle," "L'Hotel de laTete
Noire." and a good many other plays of
me gnaty oruer; put uiis psycnoiogicai
mystery called "Man or Demon was a
new departure In the morbid and the
ghastly, ana ine auditorium or tne Am
bigu Comique thrilled and shuddered as
one man at the performance of the great
Frederic. There was a touch of the au
perntural In the play. The damatist
and the actor had adapted the old ma
ehioery of "Ls Pilules du Diable to
tragical uses.
1 lie story ox tlie play was simple; the
plot turned upon one ghastly pivot de
usonlac possession. A physician, a man
of science and enlightenment, refined, in
tellectual, or blameless lire and gracious
bearing, beloved and respected by the
world he adorned, was possessed by dev
Us. In the broad light of day, in the ex
ercise of his profession, In society, he was
his own man. all went well with him;
hut with night and solitude the demon
came and took possession of his victim,
and Impelled him to deeds of blood.
Through the darkened theatre there
thrilled a silent horror that held the
crowded audience spellbound, as the man
of science flung a handful of powder into
his crucible, aud. In the lurid light that
rose around him, was seen the awful
change from man to monster. Tho tall,
slim Uffure of the physician, graceful and
elegant in his neat evening dress, swelled
to gigantic dimensions, Drawnv, muscu-
lar, the form of a savage Hercules, while
the fashionable modern dress changed to
the blue blouse aud blood red cap of the
sansculotte. The face changed, too; tlie
pale, refined features thickened, the
brows grew penthouse-like above the
lurid gleam of tne malignant eyes; while,
with a cry that had nothing in it of
humanity, tne transformed creature rush
ed forth to revel in rapiue and murder.
needless to expatiate upon the action
of the play. The later scenes reeked with
blood, the whole scheme of the drama was
baseless and wild; but the glamour of
Lemaitre's genius held the audience in a
state of breathless interest, which Bagged
not till the fail of the curtain. The play
was the greatest success the Ambigu bad
known tor many years.
One fact gave an addl'jonal and ex
traneous interest to the performance.
Those who knew the celebrities of the
city were able to recognize the curious
and startling likeness which Lemaitre. in
hiB make up as tne physician, bad con
trived to present to one of the princes of
modern science, Mara Avslon, the cele
brated chemist a man who, at something
less than 40 years or age. noa reacheti the
very pinnacle of professional success, who
bod given laws to science, aud had made
discoveries which had advanced the prog-
ress of chemical experiment further in
bis twenty years or labor tuau his pre-
deeessors had dune within a century, rio
striking was the resemblanre as to be at
ouce perceived aud remarked upon, both
at tlie first performance of the play and
m tne public press, it was even tnougnt
tliat Marc Avalon would take offense at
this appropriation of his outward sem
blance, and possibly maxe It the subject
of a lawsuit; hut the great chemist
seemed amused, and even nattered, when
heread the eommentB of the critics upon
this particular feature of Lemaitre's char
acterization. He went to see the play-
was Interested; went again saw Lemai
tre in his dressing room, and mode various
auggestions, which intensified the grim
realism or tne scene in tne laboratory.
it was observed Dy and by that Avalon
was present nearly every liiirlit durintr
some period of the performance, lie
generally occupied one particular avant
scene and kept himself perdu, but those
few persons who were able to see his face, ,
as he sat in the shadow of the curtain,
remarked upon its intent expression and
the keen delight he seemed to derive
from the actor s masterly embodimeut of
a most unreal character.
It was during the ruu of this play that
Paris was startled by a series of murders
more hideous lhau any crime that had
shocked society during the reign of the
eltiten-king; murders which bore a hor
rible resemblance in being to all appear
ance motiveless, aud the work of a mon
ster whose sole desire was to steephimself
In the blood of an unoffending victim.
Once, twice, thrice, within a period of
less than three mouths was thecitv horri
fied by a revolting act of butchery; ouce
in the Hue fate. Marguerite, where a
wretched inhabitant of that human sham
bles was found stretched In the gutter.
weltering in her blood; another lu the
Rue de la Vleille Lanterns; a third In the
Rue des reves-
Paris aud tho police of Paris were on
the alert, looking for the Cbourineur. It
was by that grim name the murderer was
talked of lu those circles where slang Is
the only langi'age. Duy after day the
Journalists of the gutter announced that
the Chouriueur had been heard of and
conversed Willi here or there; bad eaten
or drank In this or that restaurant, from
the Bocher de Cancalo to the Chat Noir.
The whole flight of canards were on the
wing, aud every morning and eveuuig
there was a new one let Hy upon Pans;
but those who knew anythiug at all
about the matter knew that, so far, the
police were at (nilt. No trace, 110 clew,
no hint of the Uiourlnetir hai yet beeu
obtained, Cauler, the chief of the secret
guardians of the public safety, hod
worked till he wr v.eiuy-, wearv of his
own false lights end. jfsihires; weariar of
ether people's fittiSo aometimi'iSldiotic
MlM heAprU
ra Joifli SOhe JtoSBvar j.
not liiiftlV doitAfVmn!e
eurastri Wlajvm;
5
de ' ttaWns. not kjfliV di' from Ue
iavwra. uieauuuuai
the little marble tables', taking his demi
tasse after a temperate dinner, and listen
ing Idly to the conversations oroand cud
about 111m. ue was cu uuty, n
jaded brain, yet the old habit of listening
and putting two and two together at all
times and hi all places was so strong
upon him that HIS oar was eu tuo aicn
unconsciously, aud his brain soou await
sued to interest lu tho talk of two men at
a ti.blo near his own.
They were of the fkneur epeclcs both,
oae young, cue middle ngoil meu who
knew thclv Paris, evidently.
"Ilore ho comes." said the elder man.
looking down tho boulevard toward tho
(hand opera. "1 felt sure he would pass
os before 8 o'clock; he Is then every
night."
"Not every night, surelyr said the
other. -
"1 have seen the piece at least half a
dozen times, and he was In the theatre
every time Men have told tne the same
thing. It is a Rina 01 mania uiseaeeu
vanity I snnuose He likes to see him
self 011 the stage the central figure, the
cynosure of every eye.
The man they spoke of approached and
passed toward the theatre. Tall, slim.
well dressed, with a light coat over
his evening suit, pale, with a fixed look
about the eyes, a curious mobility about
the mouth.
He looks harassed an.1 ill, eald the
young man.
Uverwora, orain pressure, saia tne
elder. "1 should not be surprised If I
were to hear within the next few months
that Marc Avalon had gone off his head."
Cauler rose and followed tne great
chemist Into the theatre, followed him to
the door of his avant-scene, and then went
round the other Bide of the house, and got
a stall from which he could observe the
face in the shadow of the curtain as well
1 the lowered lights would al.ow.
That Idea of this prince of science being
on the verge of lunacy had started a cu
rloua train of thought In the brain of the
skilled detective. He hod some time since
made up his mind that the murders of the
Bus m. Marguerite, tne kuo oe la v leiue
Lanteme and the Rue des Feves were the
work of the same hand, and that the hand
of a homicidal maniac; but it had never
occurred to him that these ghastly, mo
tiveless, Insane murders might De tne re
production of something shown upon the
stage of a Parisian theatre. To-night, for
the first time, he, the busy workingman.
whose hours were gold, saw the grisly
play which all the idlers of Paris had been
gloating upon for the last four or five
months, ana ne also saw, or oeueveu mat
he saw, the germ and suggestion of those
strange and bloody assassinations which
had convulsed the city. -
Such a play, acting upon the prepared
mind of an unrevealcd lunatic, might In
spire a sudden sanjrninary Impulse, an
itching eagemesB to taste those sensations
and emotions aepiciea in su meir niaeous
ness bv the actor. That which was ap
palling and revolting to sane minds might
exercise a morbid fascination upon the
insane. The higher the education and
the greater the refinement, the deeper
mit'lit be the descent into crime.
The detective bung about the vestibule
till be saw Hare Avalon leave toe theatre,
aud was able to keep him in sight without
appearing to follow him. An elderly man,
who looked like a doctor, accosted the
aavaut as he went out, and the two men
walked along tho boulevard together In
the clear, mild ni'rht as far as Tortoni's,
where they went in. Cauler had followed
close enough to be able to overhear their
conversation, which was upon indifferent
subjects. The chemist's friend remarked
upon his looking ill aud wearied, and
remonstrated with him for ove agerness
in his scieutilia experiments.
You are trvine to tret a quart of water
Into a nint bottle." he saidi "nobody ever
succeeded in doing that yet. Take care
you dont ourst the Dome, mere are
very few meu of your age who have made
as great a mark upon the century as you
have. Can't you be content to rest upon
"1 am not overworaing my orain,
Avalou answered, doggedly. 'You talk
to me as if 1 were an incipient lunatic.
Do you see any signs of overwork about
meV"
"Yes, several hurry, pallor, dry Hps
and a tendency to laugh at things that
make other men serious. I am talking to
you as your old friend, and with perfect
frankness."
!'My dear Pignon, this Is the common
cry when 'a man devotes himself to bis
profession and succeeds a little better
than bis fellow workers. Overstrain,
brain work, Incipient madness! That is
what his friends say about him. Kindly
meant, no doubt, bnt arrant twaddlel"
They went Into Ihocafe, came out again
In a quarter of au hour, when Avalou
hailed a cab, '
The detective followed him in another.
The rlv denoiiitod him at his own house lu
the Hue tit. (Julllsume. Cauler drove to
the end of the street, dismissed his cab
and went back to Marc Avalon a doorway
on foot. The house in which the chemist
lived was a fine old mansion in a quad
raniralar court, dull, diirnilied, respect
able. It was a moonless night, aud the
court yard was black as Erebus at this
hour, save for one lamp which burned
dimly over the porto cochere. There was
plenty of cover for the detective.
He saw the Ihrht of a lamp travel
slowly through two rooms upon the
second floor and finally, settled lu a third
room.
The external Venetian shutters were
closed, but there wore no curtains drawn
within, and the lamplight shone betwut
the wooilen bars.
M. Ciink-r took up his position In the
embrasure of a doorway leading to the
offices, on obscure doorway in a comer of
the great, grave house, as if ho meant to
atay there hulf tlie night. A curious
waste of power, one might suppose, this
night watch in the Hue St. Uuillauuie,
but of late Cauler had been wasting mtcb
power in limning will-o' the-wisp? oaros
the morafcs of i'uris, tp& one ignuv&tuus I
is as good ns.uxlinjer. Tj-iijEtitr it was
CaulerVAytrW 10 warffc rtfP?indowa A
'SA""'- "8-".
.16" iauinliffhtrytAMtinnea jimuetuayea
In lm.,r nni. hnlf. JtVe. iikrT ouar-
ilrtf quar-
1 tolled hpuw(&WW he towrtf
other ehutru
solemn measure.
the
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wraater
IKyVr Uame vajjll
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floor grew dark. This lime the light
not travel from room to room; it was f: ,-,
tingulshed on the t pot.
Tlie man of science nas gone to Dec,
said Cauler, with a touch of disappoint
ment.' "I may go home and gat ai r
supper."
, tie waited some minutes notwithstand
ing, and, looking up presently, hf gave a
cry of triumphant surprise.
llieu ue uiem 1 uave uib .uu uiuv, .
he muttered. ;
Them was a lhrht shinlnc through toe-
butters of those three upper windows a
light more vivid than the shine of the
domestic lamp, a fiery crimson glow, sucj
as he had aeon In the theatre three hours
sgo, hi the famous laboratory scene. it
lasted three or four minutes, and then,
came darkness' again.
This time Cauler had no idea of goiug
home to supper. Ho waited for tho ex
pected opening of door or window,
It came presently; 0 vindow on t!io
ground floor was cauliouti'y lifted cud a
man stepped out Into tho courtyard n
man wearing a blue blouse find a rod ca;,
a ruffianly looking brute, with 013. pro
jecting teeth, like tho fangs of a wild
beast, and long, coarse black hair, ULi ,
the hair of a wild beast.
This brutal figure crept stealthily serosa
the yard and out of tlie porte cocbers,
Cauler following more stealthily; for in
the walk of the blouse there was the over
acted cantlou of the aovlce, to the walk
of the detective there was the sabtletv of
of the man accustomed to hunt his fellow
men.
"This Is Blneblouse, whom we have
heard of from one lot; totals Redcap, who
has been seen by another lot.- Tins is the
man." , ..
He followed that creeping figure,
slouching across the road.doublin? wind
ing, his lind clutching something in his
breast. Cauler followed him from the
Hue St. Guillaiime to the Quai des Graniln
Augustins. across one of the bridges to
the Cite, from the Cite by another bridge-'-to
the region of the markets; never iost
sight of him, yet on the way contrived to
call in at a station of night police and to
enlist a couple of policemen in the chase.
The tnree contrived to keep Blue mouse in.
sight, wind and double as he might:
watched him as he accosted a night wan
derer in a dark alley, and saw her dv
from him, scared at tnatgnm race ana
panther teeth under the "red cap. They
followed him through the Intricacies of a
labyrinth ot squalid streets which has
long disappeared; saw mm stoptospeaK
to a woman, more wretched perhaps than -she
who had fled from him half an bonr
before saw him bend to speak to her as.
if in friendliness, then witn a sudden
UlULIll 1 listen UUO 11VIU UU11U UUUU UCI i, -
f,.4 nnA UwtiA Un-nA ww.i 1...T.
throat, winio tne other hand was thrust,
into his breast. .
Quick as they were to spring upon him,
they were not an instant too soon. An
other second and that long knife would',
have done it deadly work, as it had done
thrice before in the streets of Pans. Tlie
Cbourineur, the murderer of the Rue Ste.
Marguerite, the Rue de la Vieille Lauteme
and the Rue des Feves, was found. Vea,
this was the solution of the mystery.
Homicidal mania, the fatal outcome of a
brain wrecked by overwork, day labor and
night labor the too ardent thirst for
knowledge, the too keen ambition to
achieve. It had needed but a spark to Ore
the brain, and the spark bad been found -In
the suggestion of the drama at the
Ambigu. Mure Avalon had watched and
brooded over the play till it had become
reality to him, and he had yielded to tho
Irresistible Impulse that drove him to act
out the idea in his own person.
He died before the end of tho vear In a
state lunatic asylum. In searciiing his
laboratory the police found more than one
set of fangs, carved In ivory, which the
chemist had laboriously fashioned in lnu
tation of the actor's hideous make-up. It
was discovered, too, that, he had carried
: hisexDeriments with themairnesiumlifrht.
then little known, fur beyond the me
chanism of the theatre; but confession
made by him later to the doctors of the
asylum revealed that be had firmly be
lieved in his possession ol occult Knowl
edge by which ho was able tos
Doiicai attributes and diaboin . .
1 Cost of Living Abroait. - "v
In England house rent, clothing, and
nearly all the commodities of life are
cheaper than they are in America. Hotel
charges, admission to theatres aud rail
way traveling are exceptions unless you
travel third class. There is talk of
abolishing the second class and give
people their choice only between first aud
third. As it Is, many of the Brat clans
carriages run empty and only encumber
the trains. For high charges In French
restaurants and hotels there Is good
reason. New York does not appreciate
the great advantages it enjoys in in
abundant and cheap market supplies. lu
Paris three francs per pound (sixty cents i
is charged for the same quality of beef
steak which we buy In Now York for
thirty cents. Good coffee In Purls costs
the same price per pound, three francs.
They grow some fruits In France and
England that we don't raiso in the
north, but on the whole the fruils of
these two countrios will not compare lu
abundanco and flavor with those pro
duced even In our northern ststeB onlv;
aud as for grapes and peaches their best
specimens are grown uuder glass, but it
must lie admitted that no grapes in t:i
world equal for size aud beauty the Eng
lish hot house grapes, cugusu not house
peaches are pretty to the eye, but they
lock the juiciness and rich flavor of the
American peach and their cost is very
great. The nlghta In England an I
l, .... nn ...., 1. fnn. im la Ll t'.
production of tine fruits in the tjiffeV b,i0
Ret oil deulers over there instftaA (itiin ,
vegetables aud frui IjNjjrf Irtish $sVi
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