The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, August 04, 1893, Image 2

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Imparts that peculiar lightness,
sweetness, and delicious flavor noticed !
in the finest bread, cake, biscuit, rolls,
crusts, etc., which expert pastry cooks
declare is unobtainable by tne
of any other leavening agent.
Gifts they sent her manifold.
Diamond and pearls ami gold.
One their tv-aa among the throng
Hud not Midas' touch at need.
He against a sylvan reed
. bet nls lips, and breathed a Boost
Bid brijtht Flora, as she comes,
Snatch a spray of orange blootns
For a maiden's hair.
Let the hours their aprons fin
' With mignonette and daffodil
And all that's fair.
For her bosom fetch the rose
Ihat is rarest;
Not that either these or those
t'onld by any hupitenint; be
Ornaments to such as she:
- They'll but show, when she is dressed,
8he Is fairer than the fairest.
And out betters what is best!
Thomas Bailey Aldrich in Century.
It Fetched Him.
, A down town lawyer borrowed a
book from a friend in the same office,
took it borne and forgot to return it.
Several times be was reminded of
this by the owner of the book and
aa many times forgot to put it in his
pocket when he left his house. At
length, stung to desperation by his
friend'B gibes, he sat down, and ad
dressing a postal card to himself at
his residence he wrote on the back of
it thus: "If you donot attend to that
matter within 24 hours, you may ex
pect the worst." "There," he said
grimly, "if that doesn't fetch me,
nothing will."
It did fetch him. It fetched him
out of a lute sleep the next morning
immediately after the postman's first
visit to explain to his white faced,
terrified wife that she was not likely
to be made a widow. He offered ex
planations and took the book back,
.but he is not sure that his wife does
not believe that he has committed
some crime or in some way got into
the clutches of a blackmailer. New
York Times. ,
The Deadly Cutlery Trade.
' A foreign statistician has recently
compUed figures relating to the bane
ful effect of the unavoidable inhala
tion of metallic dust by cutlers and
file cutters. Assuming, he gays, that
in the case of an ordinary active ex
istence in a healthy atmosphere the
numberof deaths per 100,000 artificers
is 100, the figure of mortality result
ing from consumption and other lung
.complaints among the first named
workmen would be 383, and among
file sharpeners 396. The death rate
prevalent in the cutlery trade would,
it seems, be much heavier were it
not that the allied hand e manufactur
ing trade is included in the statistics.
Altogether the number of fatal ter
minations to pulmonary diseases
among cutlers an4 file cutters
nearly equivalent to the aggregate
deaths among fishermen trom all
causes, including accidents, which are
numerous. London Iron.
i Deal Balm of (Ulead.
The real balm of gilead is-the
dried juice of a low shrub. It is said,
which grows in Syria. It is very val
uable and scarce, for the amount of
balm yielded by one shrub never ex
ceeded 60 drops a day. : According to
Joseph, the balm or balsam of gil
ead was one of the presents given by
the.queen of Bhcba to King Solomon.
The,, ancient Jewish physicians pre
gcribed it evidently for dyspepsia and
melancholia. Philadelphia Ledger.
proving Ills Vase.
"But, your honor," said the pris-
, " oner, "J am not guiltyof this crime.
I have three witnesses who will
j swear thatat the hour this man was
J robbed 4 was at borne in my own
i chamber taking care of the baby.
"Yes! yourhonor," glibly answered
the prisoner's counsel, "that is strict
ly true. We can prove a lullaby,
your honor. Exchange.
Bating Powder,
made from absolutely pure $
Grape Cream of Tartar,- J
The Faces of Men.
Physiognomists tell lis that the hu
man face resembles that of some ani
mal. Those who remember the late
Henry Bergh will have no difficulty
in reculling the equine profile aud ex
pression of his face. It was remark
able. George Eliot was another
blessed with the equine expression
on her couutenunce. Dickens head
and face were often likened to that
of a fine dog.
In Englund and America, where
dogs and horses are more thought of
nd better cared for than in other
civilized countries, we find more men
whose faces are strikingly canine and
equine in profile and expression.
Among successful men we often see
the piercing eyes and long, bent nose
of the eagle. This eagle profile, so
seldom found in men of commonplace
talents, is much admired by physiog
nomists, but physiognomists con
demn the eagle's face when a woman
bears it.
The vast majority of men and
women of our race resemble sheep,
and this accounts for the stupidity
and susceptibility of the average man
and woman. But those who think
or have been told that they look like
a horse or a dog must remember that
there are "balky" horses and some
mighty snappy and ' miserable dogs.
Brooklyn Standard-Union.
A Holy OIL
The love of the marvelous in the
thirteenth century was not less re
markable in this age than in those
which had preceded it In the old
French account we read of new won
ders in Palestinenot mentioned be
fore, and of tho Sinai convent we
learn that "there lies St. Catherine,
virgin and martyr, in a very fair mar
ble tomb, which tomb is so holy tnat
a sort of oil from it heals many ills,
and the grace of Ood is shown, in
that many wild beasts, which are on
that mountain, live on nothing save
by licking the tomb of my lady St.
Catherine and by the manna which
falls on the mountain.
AtTortosa also was now shown St
Luke's portrait of Our Lady, and at
Sardenai a Syriac monastery on a
rock north of Damascus was the mi
raculous image of the Virgin, which
distilled oil from its breast. By spe
cial treaty the Templars were allowed
to visit the shrine and collect the oil,
which was in high repute and sold
for a great price in Europe. It is
often mentioned in the inventories of
churches in France as one of the
treasures of the church. Edinburgh
loss of Life From Disease In Wat.
In the Franco-German war the
German troops lost less than a third
of their dead by disease, while for
merly the loss had been four times
that from wounds. The following
figures gives tiro deaths from disease
for every 100 men lost in the cam
paign: French in the Crimean war,
79 ; United States troops in the Amer
ican war, 80; Germans in the last
French war, 29. The small loss from
disease compared . with that from
wounds in the French army promises
much for military hygiene in future
campaigns. Lord Flayfuir.
Nature In an Unfamiliar Attitude.
Sometimes, Almost unawares, one catches
nature Id an unfamiliar attitude that
leaves an impression on the mind of having
learned something distinctly and entirely
new. It usually requires a passage through
some physical discomfort a facing of
rain or snow, or a wading through wet
and tangled grass. The unusualuess of
the experience is its clilefest cbnrtn. One
is generally alone on such trips. There is
no one out but those who really love
nature, and this gives a sort of proprietor
ship in the scene. But, It must be re
peated, this feeling must be purchased at a
proportionate expense of energy-nature
does not Invite an on a June day, Boston
The Tenement Districts Compared With
Those of Other Clllos.
A recent censuB report shows that
tlierearo 81,000 houses in Now York,
occupied by a number of families bo
great as to imply that thore are
nearly four families (11.83) for every
house in the metropolis. When it is
recalled that there are thousands of
beautiful homes in New York occu
pied each by one family only, thut
miles of avenues and streets are
lined with houses each individually
owned and occupied by one family
group, it will bo realized to what ex- I
tent in other parts of the city orowd
ing occurs, when to accomodate an
average of nearly four families to
each, house 1 the remaining ihouses
only are available. ,
Comparing the condition of New
York with Philadelphia tliedifforence
is most marked. In Philadelphia the
average number of families to each
house is one family and one-tenth,
as against three families and over
three-quarters in Now York for each
house, In New York the avorago
for each house is 19 people, while in
Philadelphia the avorago is not 0
people per house. The death rate
tells the rest In Now York it is 28
in every 1,000, in Philadelphia 22 per
1,000. Whilo New York has 19 peo
ple to each house, Loudon has only
7, with a death rate 3 per cent lower
than New York.
The exteDt of the crowding in New
York is made painfully apparent by
the statement of the national census,
which shows that out of a popula
tion of 1,600,000 no less a number
than 1,200,000 live in apartments,
fiats and tenements. Still further is
this confirmed by the sanitary cen
sus made by the police in which it
was found that there were herded in
what the board of health designates
as the "tenement district" no less
than 270,000 families. This number,
exceeding a quarter of a million fam
ilies, averaging five porsous to each,
is so great as to excite surprise that
such a condition can exist in the
chief city of the new world, where
conditions of civilization, as illus
trated by the character and number
of homes, ought to have their most
perfect exemplification. But the
facts as presented in official reports,
in the death rate and in the person
al observations of men and women
who take a deep interest in the con
dition of human kind in the metrop
olis, show a condition of density full
of danger, in which the indications
toward improvements are few and
far between. North American Bo
view. Questions of the
Perhaps the reader has days when
nothing goes upward or straightfor
ward, but downward, backward,
crookedly, spirally, any way but
straight ahead. Never mind whethor
these ills come all the same day or
not; we all know well that they
come. "What are the senses," some
old worthy has inquired, "but five
yawning inlets to hourly and mo
mentary molestations?" What else
are they when on an icy cold morn
ing, after hugging your pillow for
an hour after conscience tugged to
pull you up, you arise to find that
the household fires have taken that
zero morning to turn black in the
face and die? How, when you have
especial and most pressing work to
do or engagements to meet upon a
certain day, and when you wake to
find yourself in the grip of an all day
headache, or other paralyzing ill?
Or, in an equally important emer
gency, just as you settle to your ab
sorbing task, or haply dress for your
engagement your sensitive mend
arrives blandly on the scene? Bos
ton Commonwealth.
Paris Skeletons.
Paris is the head center of the skel
eton trade. The mode of preparation
a very dolicate operation. The
scalpel is first called into requisition
to remove the muscular tissues. Its
work being done, the bones are boiled,
being carefully watched meanwhile
that they may not be overdone. Aft
er this cannibalistic procedure they
are bleached in the sun. Even the
spots of grease are sure to appear
when they are exposed to heat. The
French treat these with ether and
benzine, securing thereby a dazzling
whiteness, which is a distinguishing
mark of their skeletons. They are
warranted never to turn yellow and
to stand the test of any climate.' New
York in midsummer is not tooihot
for them, They are put togotho by
a master hand. 1-'---;t
A brass rod with all the proper cw
vatures suiiporte.the spinal column.
Delicate brass wires bold the -ribs in
place. Hingefl of the most perfect
workmanship' give to the joints a
graceful and! lifelike -movement.
Cleverly concealed hooks and eyes
render disjunction at pleasure possi
ble. The whole construction plainly
indicates the care and skill of an art
ist and a connoisseur. Boston Herald.
A Leather Shoe For Uorses.
In England and in many parts of
Europe propor they have for a long
time been using for u horseshoe a
rogular curiosity made of com
pressed leather. At the factory
where they are made three thick
nesses of common oowskin are
pressed into a steel mold, and
while held in position by powerful
damps are subjected to a bath of
some chemical preparation which
tuukeB them surprisingly hard ui'd
durable. It is (claimed for these
shoes that they are much lighter and
last longer than those mode of iron,
also that split hoofs are unknown in
horses constantly provided with
them. The shoe is perfectly smooth
on the bottom, no calks being re
quired, the impact causing the sur
face to adhere even on the smoothest
ice. Although, as above stated, the
shoe is hard and durable, it is also
very elastic, thus preventing sprains
and bruises and making the horse's
stop lighter and surer. Btraw treat
ed with a solution unknown to
American and European chemists
has been used for horseshoes for
centuries in Japan. Perhaps some
Amoricun genius will outdo Englund
and the Japs by giving us a durable
pajier horseshoe. Who knows!
Philadelphia Press.
Character In the Voice.
How much character and signifi
cance lie in a voice I I was sitting in
an office waiting for its owner to re
turn when a woman entered and
spoke to the clerk. My bock was to
ward her, and she only inquired
where Mr. Blank was and said she
would wait but I roalized instantly
that she wus "somebody." It was
not merely the quality of hor voice,
deep aud resonant but an indescrib
able something in the intonation
which convoyed to my ear the intel
ligence that I listened to a woman
who was the possessor of brains, en
ergy and power.
When Bho came within my range
of vision, I saw a womun of middle
age, large, massive, unconventional
in appearauce, and with a face ev
ery line of which was impressed with
the quulities suggested by the voice.
When the man for whom I was wait
ing came in, he addressed her by a
name which 1 instantly recognized
as belonging io a woman well known
for her stroug and original writings
on sociological problems, and the
revolation of character given by the
voice was justified by the disclosure
of hor identity. Boston Advertisor.
Energy Great, hut Useless.
An electrical writer has calculated
that the firing of a small pistol sets
free about 600 foot pounds of energy,
while a watch consumes about one
one-fifty-foiirinilhonth of a horse
power, tho onorgy of the bullet being
sufficient to keep the time lor two
years. An Edison telephone trans
mitter requires ubout one one-thousandth
of the energy in a watch. It
would therefore be worked for 2,000
years on the onorgy exerted in the
pistol. A lightning nosh of 3,500,000
volts and 12,000 amperes, lasting one
one - hundred -and - twenty-one - thou
sandth of a second, would run a 160
horsopower engine for 10 seconds.
Electrical Data,
Kngllsh Love For Old Churches.
The English people have a deep
seated love for their old churchesand
cathedrals, and they spend money
lavishly for their preservation. In
the last 20 years not less than $53,
048,140 has been expended in the res
toration of these edifices, and this
does not include any sum below (2,
500. In London alone no less than
$4,101,645 has been thus expended.
In addition, $48,038,915 has been de
voted in the country at large to the
erection of new churches. Another
notable fact is that most of the money
raised for these purposes bas been
derived from private gifts. Boston
Trick of Beggars' Children.
The children of beggars are often
seen to be covered with tumors and
wens, while othorwise they are per
fectly healthy. An inquisitive sur
geon has found thecauseof the swell
ings. It is a trick of the father or
mother to appeal the more strongly
to the charity of the world. With an
instrument like a hypodermic syr
inge the, skin i$ punctured and the
breath is mown.unuer it causing it
to stand out like a tumor or othor ex
crescence in-a-' way that would de
ceive almost any one. New York
F ! AU InOae Pound of CoaL
-If a pound of coal is subjected to a
dry distillation, and the products and
residual treated chemically by the
processes for obtaining the well
known coal tar colors, the pound thus
treated will yield enough of magenta1
to color 500 yards of flannel, vermil-i
ion for 2,560 yards, aurine for 120
yards and alizarine sufficient for 155
yards of red cloth. Age of Steel.
Too Much of a Hunter.
It was one of the late Senator
Konna'B ambitions to photograph a
deer on the run. Finally ho hadsome
boys to go into tho bushes to start up
the deer, aud he had his hand on the
bulb which governed the camora,
ready to press it when the animal
should appear. As he heard it crash
ing through the brush, however, he
dropped the bulb and picked up his
gun. As the deer sprang forth he
killed it Chicago Herald.
The Immigration of
The totul at the principal ports was
543,487, of which 118,278 Came from
Germany, 60,207 from Italy, 09,920
from Austria und Hungary, 45,494
from England and Wales, 55,274 from
Bwedon and Norway, 50,410 from
Ireland, 11,251 from Scotland, 0,691
from Switzerland, 62,207 from Hus-
sia, 5,337 from France, 10,128 from
Denmark, 7,758 from the Nothor
lands and 20,889 from Poland and the
remainder from Asia, South America ;
and other points. New York Jour- "
nul of Commerce.
One or Lincoln's Dry llemarke.
Judge E. Rookwood Hoar, remark
ing on President Lincoln's dry hu
mor, says that on one occasion a del
egation of colored men had waited
upon Mr. Lincoln aud were evidently
at a loss to know just what to Bay.
The president waited awhiloand then
remarked, "Well, all who are here
seem to be present." This self evi
dent proposition broke the ice and
removed tho spell from the African
jaw. San Francisco Argonaut
Instlnetlve Aetlun In Death.
The cannon ball which plunged
through the head and tore out the
brain of Charles XII did not prevent
him from seizing hiB sword hilt The
idea of attack and the necessity for
defense was impressed upon his mind
by a blow which we would naturally
suppose to have boon too tremendous
and instantauoous to leave the least
interval for thought Philadelphia
In a n a nwi,Ksn preparation in tablet
form for preserving am, kinds or
fhiiit without rooKiNH. One pack
age preserves fifty pints of fruit -or
a barrel of cider, and only costs 60
cents. Fruits preserved with Anti-
fermontine retain their natural
taste and appearance. Ask your
drtiggiBt or grocer for Anti-furmau-
Bmitrtly-Jolomnn'B first wife whs the best one
he liml. Mrs. Hnmrtly How do you itiinwf
Hmnrtly The Hi bio says tlml she wits nuowuinsn
in e thousand.
f. (M tsfot
fjiCf Truly" dipe
oTlne woBtcajej,
or Pain
Purity and
To Introduce our Powder, we have dtv
trmiuatodlntrlbut4)aij)mg tho oounim
n a number or OAHU PIUZK8. To
tiio porton orotnb returning tin Um .argent
i nnnitwrofoertliicaUsflonor beforo Jhhm 1.
1804, we wl 1 1 rivu fkcaih prhte of 9 100, wia
toUiniieitlnrtfoat, nitiiiermirt other vtlim -
I N. P. N. U. No. 603-S, F. N. V, No. 680