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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 25, 1893)
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Oregon's Excellent Display at
the World's Fair.
TLATTEKISG KASTEKK COMKEST
Model Hydraulie Flwter Mine
Attracts the Attention of the
Immense Throng. .
The total Colnmhi river salmon nek
will b abort 276,000 awes, 173,000 short
of last veer.
An international irrigation convention
ia called to meet at iteming, K. M., on
A colony of thirty families ia reported
traveling with iu teama overland from
Nebraska to the vicinity of Olympia.
The Indiana in some parts of Oregon,
notably at Grant, have been offering po
niea for sale at from (2.50 to $7 apiece.
A. D. Childress, manager of the clear
ing home at Loe Angeles, hae resigned
at the solicitation of the clearing-hoose
The people of Yuma and vicinity held
a niaai meeting recently, and onani
nxnuly agreed to request United States
A ttorney-Vieneral Olney not to appeal to
the United States Supreme Conn the
AJfodones land-grant case, recently de
cided in favor of the claimant by the
United States Land Conn of Private
Claims. The reasons given are that the
settlers on the grant are perfectly satis
fied with the decision.
A fisherman on the Lower Colombia
had his net in the river, and was mak
ing a drift, when the steamer T. J. Pot
ter passed on her way to Astoria. The
captain did not see the net, and in pass
ing one of the vessel's big wheels picked
it op and woond it around the shaft,
taking the fisherman and part of his
boat with it.; Fortunately he was so
completelv tangled in the net that he
was held irmly in one place and carried
around, and escaped being dashed to
pieces. Hie outcries for help wore heard
and the steamer was stopped, and he
In speaking of Oregon being unrepre
sented in tbe National Board the Chica
go Tribune of a late date remarks: "Or
egon ia without representation in the
deliberations of the National Commis
sion, and in this incident there is an
other feature of the old Clevelami-Pen-noyer
tend. One of Oregon's National
Commisgioners is ill, and bin alternate
resigned. To this resignation the gov
ernor paid no heed. Oregon's other
Commissioner ia not in tbe a ty, and the
Governor's refusal to notify the Presi
dent of the vacancy in the commission
loaves Oregon without a spokesman.
Oregon ians are fearful that tbey will
fare ill in the apportionment of jurors
of awards, and have aeked the National
Commission to take such action as will
result in Oregon having a voice in the
One of tbe most important features
presented to visitors is tbe magnificent
educational exhibit, now fully open and
complete, in the department of liberal
arts. Kearly all of the States and Ter
ritories are creditably represented. Par
ticularly am the most distant States well
represented, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, and of these no exhibit is more
attractive than that presented by the
State of Oregon. Its specific character
istics an numerous and many of them
unique, and at once hold the attention
of the passer-by. In the department of
ornithology there is a magnificent dis
play of ail the game birds of Oregon el
egantly mounted. There are free-hand
and mechanical drawings and photo
graph work illustrating all features of
public-school work through the several
grades. Of the higher institutions of
learning the State University, the Stale
Agricultural College and tbe Willamette
University lead in their exhibits. The
entire exhibit is a tribute to the enter
prise, skill and abilitv of tbe teacnere
and schools of tbe Web-foot State.
Chicago Inter-Ocean. -
One of the most attractive exhibits to
the public in the mines and mining
building is the model or miniature hy
draulic placer mine in tbe Oregon sec
tion, which as a drawing card to the
general public is only surpassed by the
silver statue of "Justice. " The placer
mine consists of a bed of gravel about
fifteen feet long and six feet wide, with
sluiceway through the middle. A small
hvdraulic ram throws a vigorous stream
of water against the gravel bank, carry
ing tbe dirt down in the sluice where the
gciid is caught by tbe riffles placed cross
wise in the box. A number of Oregon
f iacer-mining properties gave the gravel,
110 sacks of 160 pounds each coming
from the following properties: Ingram
& Baker, Centennial and Willow Springe
in Willow Springs district, Davenport in
the Davenport district; on the opening
day some gravel from the Basin mine,
the property of Captain Cioogb of Port
land, was worked over; a clean-up was
made after each bag was worked, but the
gold was allowed to remain in the boxes
in order to give visitors an insight into
the system of placer-mining. A final
lean-up was made late in the afternoon,
which netted about one ounce of gold
dost and two nuggets weighing about
one-eiehth of an ounce each. This spe
cial attraction is in charge of F. U.Kowe,
superintendent of the Oregon mining
einibit. New York Engineering and
The tin-plate factory at Elwood, Intl.,
has resumed work, giving employment
tc 500 men.
.Canada supplies nearly all the plum
bago used by Anirican manufacturers of
lead pencils. , .
Font hundred and forty persons in
this country live on the labor of every
1U0 workers. .
There are seventy-seven sine mines In
Prorata, which produce one-half the
It is stated that women hold 1(16,081
shares in Philadelphia building and loan
The distance from Dew York to Hal
bourne via San Francisco is 12.365 miles ;
to Hongkong, 10,590 miles.
Glass bricks are made so cheaply that
it seems only a matter of time when
glass houses may come in fashion.
During the last three veers English
capitalists bare invested 213,000,000 in
Mexico and American capitalists 1345,
000,000. British manufacturers of agricultural
machinerv and hardware acknowledge
that the United States ia In keen com
petition. Fifty-six years ago the block on which
the Chicago postoffice now" stands was
sold at auction for 606. It is now worth
The Amoskeag mills, which hae closed
for the month of Angust according to
vote of its directors at Manchester, K.
H., employs 8,000 hands.
Tbe most expensive fur is the skin of
the black fox of Kamtchatka. These an
imals are scarce and hard to kill, and a
single skin sells for about $1,000.
Toboggan expresses have been a feat
ure in the bowlder district of Montana
the past season, and have been very use
ful in conveying freight to paints off the
The smallest horse in the world is
named General Tom Thumb. Be be
longs to a museum out West, lie w
three feet high, and weighs only eighty-!
The salaries naid to neraona in the
civil service of the United Htates amount '
to 190,000,000 annually. This amount,
pave the wages of 180,000 persona. The
average is too a year.
The fast train over the New York Cen
tral and the Lake Shore between New
York and Chicago muBt, it is stated,
carry seventy-five through passengers to
Hnnmw juuuiugib tt enb ugiuia una nuuenju irum a
In round numbers the total amount of long-continued drought, but a recent vi
life insurance written by tbe different ole storm has ended it.
insurance companies of the world is ! In tbe Brooklyn elevated railroad sys
(12,000.000,000. Of this sum i 6,600.000.-! tern steam as a motive power is to be
000 are placed in toe United States.
Soil in Egypt is tilled by exactly the 1
same kind of plow as that used there
o.uou years ago. ine turrows made are ,
extremely shallow, and the clods are
further broken up with a big wooden
Notwithstanding the world's great me-
chanical progress there arewinedistricte
grapes are still trodden with bare feet
under tbe idea that the wine is better
when made so.
The British insurance companies dur
ing the year 1802 received in premiums
17.516,067, and paid out in losses 11,
662.907. The expenses and commissions
paid bv fortv companies are placed at
Electric street railways in the United
States have in operation amileage which
exceeds the sum of street railways run
by other powers, vis. : S,930 miles run
by electricity. 4.460 by horses, 648 by
cable and 620 by steam.
A writer has figured out that the
United States produces 2,2(10 pounds of
grain to each inhabitant; Denmark,
2,005; Canada, 1,500; RnsBia, 1,200;
Koumania, 1,150; Spain, 1,100: France,
990; Sweden, OHO; Argentine Republic,
850; Australia, 760; Germany, 700; Bel
gium, 600; Portugal, 550; Ireland, 500;
Scotland, 490.; England, 360.
Attorney-General Hendricks of Ken
tucky prides himself on tbe fact that he
rose from a laborer to his present place
of dignity and honor.
Charles Foster, ex-Secretary of the
Treasury, is meeting tbe nsusl fate of
tbe unfortunate. Now he is charged
with gross mismanagement, if nothing
worse, of the financial affairs of those
who bad intrusted their interests to bis
A horseback ride to last three years
and to extend from Texas to Patagonia
has been planned by Colonel E. F. John
ston of Philadelphia, Philo Beveridge of
Chicago, M. C. Picking of Ottumwa. Ia.,
and R. Edgeeonib, nephew of Lord Etlge
somb. Hme. Laboudy, widow of the great
French sugar refiner, who left her a for
tune of (30.000,0 0, lives in asmall house
at St. Cloud, and spends about (1.000 a
year. Her son, however, is compensat
ing for this maternal economy by squan
dering the fortune with a prodigal hand.
Iu the marriage of Hiss Catherine
Weed Bames to I lenry Snowden Ward,
editor of the English photographic mag
azine, New York loses one of its bright
est women, and the " riht little tight
little island " will gain one of the best
women amateur photographers in this
Gabrielle Greeley, daughter of tbe
founder of tbe New York Tribune, is
married to Rev. F. M. Clendinin, pastor
ot a fashionable church at weatcliester,
N.Y. She active in all the charitable
work in the parish, and has done a great
deal toward building the hospital, whicb
is now nearly finished.
Baron William von Faher, the onlv
son of Baron Lothar von Faber and part
owner of the world-renowned lead pen-
cil factory in Nnrembenr. died in Ger
many a lew clays ago. 1 lie family is one
of the wealthiest in Germany, and its
members stand high among the patri
cians of old Nuremberg.
Trouble Brewing in Railroad
Circles in Nebraska.
AUSTRALIAN BALLOT IS FLORIDA
Suspended Pensioners (riven More
Time to Which to Make Proof
of Their Rights.
The wheat crop of Dlinole is the small
est ever known.
Chicago's unemployed number more
than ever before.
The troops will soon be removed from
the East Tennessee coal mines.
Tbe biggest gas well in America was
struck near Pittsburg last week.
It is said all the members of the Cab
inet will keep house this winter.
The Mormon Tabernacle choir will go
East to sing at the World's Fair.
Work will be begun on a new Federal
building at Burlington, la., at once.
Hot weather has given East Tennessee
the best cotton crop in twenty yean.
The Board of Trade of New Orleans is
working to secure a better mail service.
There was an increase of over $17,000,
000 in tbe amount of currency during
A plague of grasshoppers is sweeping
down on the farmers in the Tennessee
Aluminium car tickets are In nee on a
Michigan-street railway, and are quite
The United States Watch Coiunanv
" aJulm umea worx, out cut
Labor day in St. Louis, it Is predicted.
iU furnish the greatest procession ever
More hard coal has been mined so far
this vear than ever before in a corre
Girls may legally smoke cigarettes on
the streets, bo reads the decision of a
.Louisville (Kv.) court.
superseded by electricity.
Secretary Smith says tbe Cherokee
Strip will probably be thrown open to
seuiemeoi on oepwuuuer a.
New York is bavins no end of trouble
with its cable railroad on Broadway. It
breaks down every day or two.
Ex-Governor Campbell of Ohio an-
jounces that under no circuuistanuee
wiii he be a candidate this fall.
Returns from recent school elections
in Kansas show that women are fond of
exercising the right of suffrage.
Advices from Labrador report tbe cod
fishing excellent and salmon-fishing fair.
There are no reports of distress.
The property in the county of New
York which was exempt from taxation
last year amounted to (004,000,000.
A Baltimore asphalt company has dis
charged 1,000 bauds because die banks
would not discount its city warrants.
The new postmaster at Dundee, Mich.,
among bis other qualifications has a
mustaclie stVK inches irom tip to tip.
There is trouble brewing in railroad
circles of Nebraska over the in junction
proceedings in the maximum might law.
A company bas applied for incorpora
tion which nrouosea to construct a shin
canal from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
The Australian ballot was used for the
first time in Florida recently at Jackson
ville, and gave unqualified satisfaction.
New England farmers are reported to
be nnable to harvest crops that are re
markably fine because of insufticient
The railroads centering in Boston suf
fered a depreciation of more than (10,-
500,000 in stock valuation during the
month of July.
There will be no more deaths from
" heart failure" in Philadelphia, for the
Board of Health bas declared that there
is no such disease.
A colored people's insurance company,
which had no existence, has been vic
timising the colored people in New Jer
sey out of large sums.
Taunton, Mass., some years ago deeded
a site to the United States for a Federal
building and, having lost patience wait
ing for the latter, wants the land back
It is rumored in New York that Will
iam B. Horublower will be selected to
till the vamncy on the United States
Supreme Bench caused by tbe death of
A nlot of trrouud. 75x100 feet, on the
corner of Fifth avenue and Eighty-first.
street in ew I ora nas oeen soiu 10 Au
gust Belmont for (286,000, or at the rate
of (38 a square foot.
In Milwaukee an old couple took fright
and drew their savings a lew thousand
doliara from tbe bank. Since then ene
of them has sat up all of every night
guarding the money.
Judge Lochren, Pension Commissioner,
has extended until October 10 tbe period
within which pensioners whose pensions
have been suspended may make proof ot
wieir right to receive them.
A great scheme of changing many of
the important surface railroads iu tlie
section of New York city above Twenty-
third street into roads opera tea or ca
bles instead of by horses is agitated.
wolves and coyotes are increasing in
J numbers on tbe stock ranges in boutn-
em Alberta as in the JJakotas and other
Northwestern States, and are causing
serious trouble and loss to the ranchera,
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Preparations (or opening the Cherokee
Strip are about completed. It ia th
present expectation of Secretarr Smith
to have the opening day set between
September 1 and September 15.
Upon inquiry at the pension office it
is learned that up to dale there have
been 6,472 pensions suspended, which
were granted under the act of June 27,
1890, averaging 170 daily. A large pro
portion of these cases, it is said, were
suspended pending a medical examina
H. H. Gilfry of Oregon has not been
displaced in the Senate, as erroneously
staled. He is one of the men designed
to remain. He is a Democrat. It is
scarcely to be expected that Charles
Newell will remain. Gilfry has served
during the Republican ascendency in the
Senate with satisfaction.
8. H. Boyd, the United States Minis
ter to Siain, has not tendered his resig
nation to the President as a result of tbe
Eublication of a personal letter which
e wrote to Mr. Holderman, expressing
views on the Siamese situation in very
undiplomatic language and reflecting
upon Secretary Gresliam. While Oulonel
Boyd will not be asked to resign, it is
understood his tenure of office will be
ended by the appointnientof a successor.
Mr. Holderman called ou Secretarv Gree-
bam to explain whv he made the Boyd
letter nnhlic. hnt tlia Wn,t.arv derlimJ
to hear him, stating that be was whollv
luaiuerent on the auujeut. Dir. Ikivu
was appointed Minister to Siam October
1, 1890. Tbe salary of the position is
Secretary Gresham of the State De
partment needs (100,000 to pay tbe ex-
Sensee of his office. A good part of this
elicit is due to the expense incurred in
tbe entertainment of foreign visitors,
notably the Duke of Veragua. While
the Duke was in Chicago being luxuri
antly provided for, he wrote to the Pres
ident expressing his regret that he would
be delayed in reaching Washington to
pay his respects to the chief executive.
He was informed in reply that tbe Pres
ident would release biro from any obli-
fation he might feel in that direction,
ie wag farther advimtd that arranto)
mvnta bad been made fur bis nitnrn to
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ux the date himsell, but there was no
mistaking the anxiety of thedeiiartnient
to have his visit come to an early end.
The expense of tbe entertainment of
the Duke will not fall short of (40,000.
not to mention the entertainment by
Senator Vest has introduced a bill to
fix the number of grains of gold and
silver in gold and silver coins of the
United States, the silver dollars to con
tain 404. 4 grains of silver or 610 grains
of standard silver. Vest also ottered a
joint resolution setting forth that the
American people from tradition and in
terest favor binietalisni ; that it is the
established policy of the United States
to maintain the parity between gold and
silver, and that it is tbe duty of Con
gress to speedily enact such laws as
will effectually maintain these objects.
The most signflcant bill introduced in
me donate pemaps was one ny nenator
Hill of New York. The measure be pre
sented leaves no doubt of his position on
the financial issue. While repealing the
purchasing clause of the Sherman act, it
unqualifieulv pledges the cnuntrv to bi
metalism. It is "A bill to repeal certain
aectious of the act of July 14, IHIKI, en
titled an act directing the purchase of
silver bullion and the issue of Treasurv
notes thereon and for other nurnoaes."
This repealing i however, " is not to
be construed as abandoning bimetaliHtu,
but it is berebv declared that the nolicr
of using both gold and silver as standard
monev of the ninntrv shall lie estsli-
Ittthwt. ami IA Ihn amitnmliulimMnt f I
that end the efforts of tbe government
flhall be Hteadilr and aitft'I? directed."
The WcHtera people are feiiciutinjf
themseivw on the ponition aiumnied by
cenator nm. i ney are pleased that lie j
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Baltimore Block. Albany, Or.
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Farmers' and Merchants' Insurance Company
OF ALBANY. OREGON.
CAPITAL STOCK . . . . . . . ... : 8500,000
Iloa. B. 0. STttAHAK,
t-fief Jnirioaof suannw Court.
Hon. 1. W. CUBIC K. haiiter.
Unci..'. K. WKATIIKItHiltli. AtuHnsr-at-Uw.
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vriiiameue vaner i.sna vomvtnj.
Ho two thtr.ii. ihreo (cmr.ria, ibirtr or AixiMr (ftaiife in the rarmtm nd Merchant' FARM
pnlleH. Th Kam.tr-' ami Merchuu' IitauratiRr:oinNiiir tm the full amoant ot Iom Tin t
t eatnoaat liMiired, TheiiihMrtben to the capital tH-k (too.! of lafmen.imrrhauii taiikfrT
fapitatlnu. atUtfiwyt. pkjuKmna ami aachaaitti, lb UnMt uboiuu said by tUasie iitdivuiuml.
should havo so unqualifiedly pledged
himself to bimetaliem as to indicate lii
willingness to favor sulweqnout Ingisla- i
tion looking to the restoration of silver
as money metal. ,
The Duchess of Marlborough expects
to revisit her native land in September,
and will attend tbe World's Fair.
What Is claimed will be the largest
flagstaff1 ever erected is to he dedicated
to the World's Fair by the State of Wash
ington in September.
Governor Leweliing of Kansas will
soon appoint a commission to lay his
gulf transportation scheme before for
eign representatives at the World's Fair.
The British government has sent Ma
jor Cragie to Chicago to report on the
agricultural statistics accumulated by
the various governments at the World's
It is now conceded that the stockhold
ers of the World's Fair will not get any
of their monev back. It is also conceded
that in addition to their (5.500,000 the
citv of Chicago will not gut any of its
At a meeting of the National Commis
sion Couiniiwuoner Goodell of Colorado
precipitated a lengthy and heated de
bate bv a resolution mlucini the sala
ries of Commissioner St. Clair and Mas-
' members of the Council of Admin-
I 'ttion. to (2 600 a year. Now they
are getting (500 per month. Tbe matter
was finally referred to a special commit
tee. EAST AND SOUTH
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