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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1893)
LEBANON, OREGON, DECEMBER 22, 1893.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
One yew - J2 00
(Tf paid lii nlvwice, H Bo per yor.)
Six mornhtt.. ...,. ..,,........ 1 00
Thnw ntmnthi .....,... .....,.. M
tngle (Miles..... 06
LfflANON LOnQK. TO. 47, 1, O. O. F.-Mwtt
rrery Htlurday evening l Odd FoUowiIUU.
PSAR1.RF.BECCA HOWIE, NO. 47. t. O. ftP.
HM at I. O. 0. f HaTl first and ;tblnl hiM-
evenings of oaoh month.
" B. A. N1CKERSOK, S. G.
BOLUE 8ALTKAB8H, Bect'y
Lu o Uimx, No, 44 A. P. A A. -
Saturday evening, ur before the fuU faoou Id
acli month. .
Y. . MIM.KB, ft?.
odor Lowit, No J8. A. 0, V. W. Ifeott very
Tueadar evening at 0. A. K. Hall.
Da. J. 8. CocBMI, H.W,
'-C. A, ZA1IK, Kec.
Gb'l Mikkm !at. No. 19. nrc ofOnsoo
i.rVln.-'Tl In II A. U. Halt, Lebanon,
Or., every hatujaay evening-, eicejit the third
Baturday of eaca month, meeting trio third Fri
day luritead. Ail brother of tbe Sous of Vet
rans and eomrarlvHif the 0. A. H. are eordially
BuvUed to meet with the Camp.
u. l. Mo tgcb, Cit-
A. CbaIMLU Tint Seirt.
SAML. M. GARLAND,
ATTORNEY -AT -LAW.
John M. Somees,
'Will practice hi all the courts o the state.
.L r. STOVE,
Attorney at Law,
Colloi'ttfiH trlven pmnitit ntid careful attention.
Will imu-tiee In all lite courts of the Mute.
OPncr. IS COI'BTNBY'K MUCK.
Weatherford S Chamberlain,
ATTORNEYS -AT - LAW,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
J. R, WTA.TT,
Attorney- at - Law,
Be Sure and Call oil
Heating Stoyes, Cook Stoves, &c.
St. Charles Hotel,
Vomer Main and Sherman Suwts,
BUD THOMPSON, Proprietor,
First-Class in all Apartments.
Special attention paid to Com
Board and Lodging, par day, II, to
$2; per week t4.60toS
Kldar Wayback and Theology.
I am almost inclined to think 'Proxy"
and my "nobile (rater," "Cal Jewpepper,"
have joined forces, in anticipation of an as-
mailt from Comas Flat, but I recognize the.
truth of the Japanese proverb, "Every dr,g
has the right to hark before his own doo ,"
and am content to hear them at a dista ace.
had intended to hurl a diatribe at "Prr y,"
bui the price of "sjnids" will not w arrant
my wasting words on such a learn ed ass.
My temiieramer is not Quixotic en ough for
me to engage in tattles with a wit idmill, so
1 forbear, and leave him to the te der mer
cies of my humorous friend "CI odhopir."
As to my "odium theological o," I do not
deny it As Dr. Charles Briggg well says,
in the November Fontm, "We, are living In
the ebb-time Of the church." "The church
is ruled by dogmaticians, e cclesiastics and
traditionalists." It has persecuted all who
have dared to depart from its beaten paths.
To hold n idea concerning theauthenticity
of the Hibia, at variance with those of a
medkevaUboologian, is rank heresy; and
few tberere within the pale of the church
who are bold enough tothrow off the chains
of surHt'ition and preach a gospel in ac
cordance with the enlightenment of the
Whyis it there are such multitudes in
our great cities and throughout the length
and breadth of the land, who no longer
attend church services, not because they are
not Christians or inclined toward a religious
life, but because they cannot conscientious
ly subscribe to the teachings and practices
of thechiirch of to-day. There is a dissat
isfaction with the present state of things,
a lunging fur higher things, an anxious
search for better things, that finds expres
sion in the creation of societies for moral
ancb-ethical culture without the confines of
any church. As evidence that the church
is nut tilling its proier sphere, we have
Ethical Societies in the higher ranks of life,
and the Salvation Army in tbe lower.
The trouble with the church is, we have
too much theology and tK little Christian
ity in it; too much dogma and too little
truth, And the worst of it is, the people
have tost confidence in the ability of the
church to ti-ach them tbe truth. The
church should be a leuder in the pursuit of
knowledge, but it is not. She has not kept
puce with modern progress. She has thun
dered against the spirit uf modern histori
cal methods of investigation, against science
and philosophy, and has been defeated
again and again. "Science and philosophy
have gone ou and left the church two bun'
dred years in the rear," says Ur. Briggs,
and he is right. The official teachings of
the church are in conflict with tbe learning
of the present age. We are standing on the
threshold of the twentieth century, but tbe
church is lingering along in tbe seven
teenth. Theology shrinks from a close ac
quaintance with science, philosophy, and
historical criticism. The theologian says to
the scholar, "Hands off of the Scriptures.
You cannot apply to it the lest you apply
to any other ancient production." Is the
Uieolugiau afraid it will not bear the test of
historical criticism? Thar.k God, there are
men ui some of our pnlpits who are not
afraid to winnow the stubble and the chaff
from its precious grains of truth, to strip
from it the rubbish ol traditionalism and
leave it clothed in perfect purity.
Hew can any man trained in the thought
of the age have any patience with the doc
trine of creation, and the theories of mira-:
cles and prophecy, commonly taught from :
the pulpit. How can any man, trained in ;
modern metaphysics and philosophy, dis
honor die intellect and reason that God has
given him, with such theories concerning
the doctrine of original sin, of trans-sub-stautiutkm,
of the duality of the Savior,
contmouJy expounded from the pulpit.
The church denounces the preseut drift
of modem intellectual lite, just as it de
nounced .the teachings of liriino in 1602; yet
thelcacltings of Huxley, Tyndal ami Her-
Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair.
The only Puce Cream of Tartar Powder. No Aniinouia; No Alum.
Used in MUlions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
b' . Sjiencer are no less true than biB. and
H' a his the time will come when the church
v rill be forced M acknowledge their truth.
If believing in the doctrine of evolution is
infidelity, then am I an infidel. Let the
earth quake, and "nobile frater," "Cal Jew
pepper," hie himself back to tha teachings
of Prince Bnke Alexis and the association
of bis sable congregation, still I will main
tain that the earth "do more." At least
ltdees around Camas Flat,
On tbe farm of S. R. T. Jones, about
three-fourths of a mile south of Hub
bard and only a few rods from the
stage road, is a curiosity which at pres
ent Is attracting considerable attention.
It has been noticed for the last fifteen
years but never has aroused such in
terest as in the past few months. On
a space of say 20 feet square, appears
this "What is it?" It can be seen best
just after a rain, or while the ground
Is filled or covered with water. There
are numerous holes, about as large as
common lead or slate pencils, from
which gas or air is constantly escaping
with a sound as of meat frying or the
hissing of water on a bot stove or iron;
sometimes the pressure may be strong
er than at others, but It Is there just
the same. The pressure is so great
that if these vents are closed they will
in a few minutes send the mud flying
as though a miniature blast had ex
ploded. A large heavy iron pan was
inverted over some of the strongest
vents, the rim being buried In mud
preventing any escape of gas; a man
then sat down on the pah and awaited
results, which were not long in com
ing, as pan and man were lifted bodily.
The gus or air was forced through lime
water, but no change was noticed.
Was tested by fire hut cannot say it
burned. One peculiarity of the soil is
that no matter how wet the Burround
lug ground may be, this spot plows up
hard and dry. A well close by kesps
up a constant hissing and the water
revealB nothing out of common.
LEBANON PRODUCE MARKET.
Changed Ever)' Weelt.l
Hay per ton.
Flour $0 80 per sack.
Chop 111 25 per cwt.
Bran 85c per cwt.
Middlings $1 00 per cwt.
Apples Dried, 6c per lb.
Piums Dried, 6c.
Beef Dressed, 4c.
Pork Dressed, 8.
Hams 1415 per lb.
Sides 13c per lb.
Geese f 7 er doz.
Ducks $4 00 per dor..
Chickens 3 00(4 00.
Turkeys 10c per lb.
Eggs 25c Terdoz.
Butter 20e per lb.
Hides Green, 23c; dry, 6c.
Xtua8 goods at Smith's new store.
The Independent Evangelical
church of Sweet Home, Liun county,
has been incorporated and the articles
were filed Friday with the secretary of
state. The estimated value of the
property is f500. The trustees are J.
N. Galbraith, E. B. Wilson, T. A.
Morris and A. H. Yost.
A Startling Sensation.
BY AH II-DETItCTIVE.
Mr. Mills had prospered In his new
enterprise beyond all expectations.
His son, Burt, proved to be a very
bright fellow, and with James Willis
attended commercial college for several
years, In St. Louis.
In tbe year 1880, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lis and Mrs. Mills having died, James
and Burt took charge of the business of
Mr. Mills, and shortly after Mr. Mills
died. From 1880 to 1884 the business
was conducted under tbe firm name of
Willis & Mills.
James and Burt had grown up to be
Sue looking men, and they could have
had their choice of tbe many beauties
that inhabited their little village, but
there were none so lovely in their eyes
as the beautiful and accomplished
daughter of Mr. Luud, and bis ward,
Edna Latimer. Burt Mills was not
long in asking for tbe hand of Emma
Lund, which was freely given with a
father's blesiugs. In tbe meantime
James Willis had fallen in love with
Edua Latimer. While his love was
reciprocated it seemed that fate was
working against their union. While
James was a thorough business man
and a gentleman, he bad by some
means incurred the enmity of Mr.
Lund, and it was evident that be
would have to wait until Edna became
of age or else elope, and this Edna did
not wish to do, as she was prone to
disobey the one who had done so much
for her. "I will not marry you, Jim,
against Mr. Lund's wishes," said' Ed
na, when James bad made known to
her his plans for an elopement, "I
love you, Jim," she continued, "with
all my heart, but my obligations to
Mr. Luud are such that it would be
impossible for me to disregard his
wishes ill the matter. He says that I
can do as I please when I am of age,
or should be die I would then be at
liberty to wed who I choose; but as it
is, Jim, you must wait. I shall never
love another, and I shall never be hap
py until we can settle down in peace
How true these assertions were will
be seen in the next chapter. Little did
Mr. Luud think that hia interference
In the matter would cause such com
plications as followed.
Burt's and Emma's love affairs ran
smoothly for some time, but as the old
saying Is, "the course of true love
never runs smooth," aud there was no
exception to the rule In this case, Burt
was sometimes seen with a young lady
of the town, who took great delight in
flirting with young men who she be
lieved to be not heart-whole. These
little flirtations greatly an uoyed Emma
and she frankly told Burt that his con
duct was not pleasing to her. Now it
was Burt's time to get angry and he
forbade Emma's flirting with Prof.
Humphrey. This was only a com
mencement of their little spats and
quarrels, which finally ended In hasty
spite-work. While Prof. Humphrey
was often with his old pupils be never
thought of making love to either of
them, but he was, ignorantly, of
course, the cause of all tbe trouble that
followed. James, too, was Jealous of
the professor, which caused quarrels
between him and Edna, and thebe
quarrels, too, finally ended In rash
steps, and all for spite. Revenge is
sweet, but Oh! how bitter!
In 1883 the community wag startled
by the announcement that Burt Mills
aud Edna Latimer were privately mar
ried on the evening before, and it was
reported that James Willis and Emma
Lund had eloped, which proved to be
true. James and Emma soon returned
man and wife, and settled down. Burt
and Edna also went to house-keeping.
This change in affairs troubled Mr.
Lund very much, but It was done and
he could but make the best of It.
While James and Burt continued In
business together the changes caused
an estrangement between them. Tbe
girls, too, were not the same to each
other, and Madam Rumor was not
long In narrating the fact that these
were two very unhappy families.
ismruft round snme cotioianon w 1
cosflding In the trusty old Uncle V;:?,
not dreaming that fitltm sought the
game source for consolation. "Now '
don't you breathe a word I tell you,
Uncle Ned,' Emma would say, and
Edna wotitd exact the samt promise,
it was ttly through the fear of the
law, and believing that tbe law would
'compel him to divulge his secrets, es
pecially to a detective, that Uncle Ned
was induced to make known to me the
secrets which he held at sacred, and
which proved to be the most impor
tant threads by which I was able, after
great complicated mystery which will
be made known in the next chapter! J
To be Continued. ,
WATERLOO GABBAlrli, 'y
Cold. " . . ' " : .
Real Estate. '
Cool weather at last. Th 'Wig
gins" of Waterloo predicts snow for
Christmas. In our way of thinkii-g
'twill te all there will be here (in reach
of the Waterlooite). ,
The Hi-ue Ditch is a thing for buz
zards to lunch ou. The good "Friend"
who has his eye on the gubernatorial
chair (now held down by our name
sake) failed to forward the necessary
papers (or shekels) and now the Presi
dent and officers are in the "bouj." It
was a big scheme but ably handled for
electioneering purposes only. Let us
1 "Cal," oli. friend, we feel fur you in
your afflictions, but if a fertile brain
and ink can pull a man through, your
harp is assured. Your nld ou the
cadaver has been rejected by the com
mittee, as "Proxy" will stuff the skin
for the offal; but come again, but not
on Sunday, as that Is supposed to be a
day of rest (everywhere but Waterloo;
n. .r. yn hartt on nm hmra tn mmi,,!,
all the week no, not for itch, hut
Waterloo has taken another boom,
A new store is to be built by Mr. Carey,
of Tillamook, consequently all Is ex
pectat on. Who wilt get work? Store
buildings are plentiful here, but the
? owls and customers are few. Kind
riends, who are contemplating
moving to Waterloo, stay away.
Tbe few here may pull through but we
have nothing to divide with strangers
Real estate transfers occur almost
daily. Mr. Fred Gross, late of Browns
ville, last week purchased tbe lot on
which the dance ball is situated, con
Spelling school has superseded the
dance praise be to Allah) and three
times per week or oftuner we proceed
to "explavicate" (Hog-Latin). Come
all ye who think ye can spell a few, and
let us mow ye down. Wednesday
night Is the date thereof.
We could fill tlx columns with lot
improvements and callers' names, but
like the writer they may not like their
names in print, and we will forbear.
Who cares whether Sal has the gout,
or Joe built some fence.
Wonder If "Coon Hunter" is dead.
Housed to "slash' some. Where is
that charming serial, "A Startling
Sensation," Mr. Ed.? It was the most
winding story we ever perused (except
possibly a few we may have told in 1
youth we have outgrown them now).
Well! Well! Ve have tried and
racked our brain to find some one to
tnnhM mini tltia tifiiulr Lot ..11 l.A.. u
' . "..n, uu,niiLu, ueeu
so circumspect It is impossible to find
one who has fallen from the paths of
rectitude. Brethren, let us so continue
to dwell in peace and unity, living up
right lives, open to all iuspeuiioii of
the ungodly, and we will secure one of
those gold harps and the good-will
of mankind aud especially woman
kind. We do not intend to make onr
space aohateclsm, neither do we intend
to enter the miuistry unless we have
one or two more weeks of quiet like the
past and news remains scarce; then we
mav do anvthw n.uh r ..,,
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Come in for lob work,