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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 3, 1894)
rA BOOK'S CLOTHING,
BINDINGS MADE FROM THE SKiN OF
ftoosMM Cartyle Gruff Bporeh at the
w Perty Dee o Card Una From
th Skia ot lailUiw Tlx Troobloom
'UwAwoiiM wi Their Bnvnge.
"To ta strong backed and neat
tumid." 8HVB Charles lamb, "is tiie de
sideratum of a volume, Magnificence
amies after." In spite, however, of this
axiom ot the gentle Elia, not a tew of
this well thumbed, torn and dog's cared
ti.vnr.tr turned uwar backs to the spec
tator, coverlesa. Upon a froodly row of
eupTolopodias and hooks which are no
books the Jealous essayist oursi iutui.
"I confess that it mores my spken to
ne these things in books clothing
narched trpon shelves, like false saints,
usurpers of true shrines, intruders into
the sanetuarv. sot out m an ar
ray at Russia or Marooco, when a tithe
of that good leather would comfortably
reclothe my shivering folios, would
renovate Paracelsus himself and en
able old BaymundLully to look like
himself in the world. I never see these
impostors but I long to strip them to
warm my ragged veterans in their
Of curios in the war of binding there
exist in England several examples. In
- the Exeter museum there is to be found
a volume bound in the skin of George
Cudrnore, who was executed in 1830 for
poisoning his wife. In the library of
Bury St Edmunds there is a "Life of
Carder, " a murderer, bound in a piece
of his own skin. In the library of Hex
borough House there were formerly two
books bound in the skin of Mary Bate
man, the Yorkshire witch wjo was
hanged early in this century.
In 1621 a man named Horwood suf
fered the extreme penalty for the mur
der of girl, and the following trades
man's account of a book in the infirmary
library explains itself:
"Bristol, June, 1828. Richard
Smith, Esq., Dr. to H. H. Essex. To
binding in the skin of John Horwood a
variety of papers relating to him, 1
10s., the same being lettered in Latin on
each side of the book 'The True Skin of
John Horwood. ' "
Whether the skins of hardened crim
inals are more easily carried mid dressed
than those of ordinary mortals I must
confess I am unable to judge.
It was at a dinner parry that Thomas
Carlyle gave vent to bis opinion as to j birds craning out victorious. Our Ani
binding books with human skins. The mal Friends.
dyspeptic sage had so far sat in morose
Bilenoe. An unpleasant feeling hung
over the parry, many ot whom had teen
specially invited to hear his erratic
views. A genial old gentleman was en-
deavoring to infuse a iittlewarmth into
the assemblage by playfully remarking : to believe in "the quantity rather than
to a young political enthusiast who sat the quality of questions. " His . point
beside him, "The British people can at- j evidently was to make the case lait as
lord to langh at theories. " j long as possible. The following, which
This 'remark woke up Carlyle, and is given as an illustration of the man
speaking tor the first and only time ner of hiB questioning, exemplifies the
during the evening he observed in his j remoteness from common sense of some
usual iH bred way: "Sir, the French
nobility of 100 years ago said they could
afford to laugh at theories. Then came
a man who wrote a book called 'The
Social Contract' The man was called
Jean Jacques Bouseeau, and his book
was a theory and nothing bat a theory.
The nobles could laugh at this theory,
but their skins went to bind the second
edition of this book. "
It is a matter of fact that during the
horrors of the French revolution tanner
ies were established in various parts of ;
France where the skins uf the victims of ;
the guillotine were tanned, and many of ;
these were used to bind books on account :
of the fine grained surface exhibited aft j
er being curried. ,
At the Chicago exhibition one of the !
curious exhibits was a pack of playing j
cards which had been manufactured:
from the skin of some captured Indians. :
I remember to have seen at an old curi-:
osity shop on New Oxford street only a 1
few years ago a piece of hard, dry, ; are nnneccaeary. But if the lawyer had : weipUtt but bdng a good house-' cliel5t- Tne vnrtety of bill and
tough, leathery akin, which, I was as-; succeeded somewhere in the question-; temper she remembered an old saving of mii"J is sneii that even when the snow
inired, was the tanned hide of a Maori j ing in undermining the certainty of the ' fluent use in cookery, "a pint's as I covers the ground and nature takes on
The tattoo marks were plainly visible ; witness he would have made a sma'-i j m' a jHnmd the world over " r "PPearanee of uniformity the charm
on its surface, and oneiamining it with point for his side of the case, and from her dilemma she quoted that say-1 01 vicw fa not 1Mt' bnt a51'i
a powerful glass thegrain of the human his client'spoint of view his long wind-; ig tJie fafa. catjng if ho would be I 1 have found the White mountains on
skin was clearly shown. ; 1 ed examination would have been jnati- j 55,1 t for a prnmd 8 fcoB;y vmler morning, with heavy
Jn speaking 0 the binding of books j fied. Youth s Companion. j Tll! darky with wid awake euniiin" ' clonds w!Pi'8 over the shoulders of
oiiecannotrefrainfcrnnaUudinginpass-i ' , ' th . " . h" i Mount Washington, and the snow white
ing to the enemies of books enemies
that usually make their depredations
upon bmdings. These insects, popularly
known as bookworms, are found in pa -
pjtlMthar and iwiali Tbs ltrr
of Crambos pmgmnalis win estabhsh
"i" " ""ub "-h t
and spiiming a robe will do it little in- f
jury. A mite Acarus eruditus eats!
the paste that fastens the paper over the j
edges of the binding and so loosens it 1
The caterpillar of another little moth j
takes its station in damp, old boons be -
tween the leaves and there commitSi
great ravages. Bums has addressed to
these booJrworms an epigram which be-
trays the cynical humor of the poet:
Through and through the Inspired leaves
Ye maggot make roar winding:
But, ou, mpect hi lordship's teste
And spore his golden biadiagsi
The little boring wood beetle will also
attack books and has been known to
penetrate through several volumes. An
instance is mentioned of 27 folio volumes
being perforated in a straight line by
the game insect in such a manner that
by passing a cord through the perfect
round hole made by it the 21 volumes
could be raised at once. The wood beetle,
the same variety that has left pinholes
in Chippendale and other old chairs and
bureaus, destroys prints and engravings,
whether framed or kept in a portfolio.
The "deathwatch" is likewise accused
of being a depredator of books, at least
according to the statements of the keeper
of the Ashmolean museum, Oxford.
"Bromley, I hear yon are going to
"What have you got toward itf"
"A wild "London Tit-Bits
fThcy tfrntwitepi Ejw Cettlra With TMr
Ftar the Swm Rooty. .
Tho love for'sweot thinrs is a craving
of nature in all living creatures, and
bmts will sometimes run great rista to
satisfy it Bara hi their eagerness to
gvt at the houey in a hollow tree will
aoniPUEu'-a wiV.qo them.'tiives into so
small a hole as to emia!i,jrx their lrres.
and many foreiTt btrus, such as wood
peckers, bino jays and thrushes, will
tun the danger of being stung to ttesih
in their endeavors to obtain the sweet
honey that the bees store in the hollow
cranks of trees. Sometimes they will
attack bees on the wing and snap them
up for the tiny speck of nectar contained
in their sacks. Blue jsya oft take a
liuon near beehives and fish all dny i
for honey. Every returning bee is
ecucht, but not devoured, for birds will
kill the be only that theymay sip up
the honey. Unless driven aw.iy a few
such bird robbers would soon depopu- j
uste a hiv
Occasionally the bees organize and
apbt the birds. They issue in a bony
tram the hive and make a bold attack
upon the assassins. In the quick, sharp
oraiilict that follows the birds iuvsria
bly get defeated. Indeed they do not at
tempt to resist the onslaught, but seek
safety in flight It the bees surround
one of the hirds quickly enon h, there
!s little hope for the robber. They settle
down upon him and sting him to death.
He may fly away, but the bees cling to
his back and sides tenaciously. His
flight soon becomes less energetic and
more and more uncertain until at hut
he drops to the earth and gasps out his
life among the leaves and bushes, while
the bees return triumphantly to their
In the wild forests the honey loving
birds sometimes make au organized at
tempt to drive the bees away from their
home in the hollow trunk of a tree.
They first discover the place of the hid
den treasure by following tho bees on a
warm, sunny day, and if there be an
opening in the tree large enough to ad- j
mit them they plunge down the hole m
Then there follows a sharp conflict
inside the tree, the birds snapping at the
bees and cutting them in two at each
snap. The only chance for the bees is to
light on the backs and sides of the
hirds. If they fail to do this, they are
... ' . t
soon routed, and the rich treasures or i
BweetB are captured by the enemies.
These battles terminate in various ways,
sometimes the bees and sometimes the
Tbe LWi Delay.
In a recent lawsuit in Washington
the court was frequently compelled to
nut short the cross examination of wit-
nesses by acertain lawyer who was said
of the methods of law practice:
Counsel (to the witness)
"Ton think it was white?"
It is your opinion, then, that it was ,
"Yon are sure it was white?"
"It is your impression it was white?"
"Yes." , -
"It wasnt black?" y , .' ;
"You are sure it wasn 't black?" ,
"Wasn't it a little dark colored?"
"What color was it?"
Here are 10 questions, nine of which
1 counterfeit in Kitiadeiphia.
i Utm counterfeit money is said to to
; to circulation in Philadelpiiia now than
; OTer hef Am(mg tue conaterfeits is
, olto rihweertifieatenntrked PlnW
Sol 18. Tbe ohecj- llitter fc K
m ism. Anotner oogus (i uciiar -note
Bag tne cueek ietil Bf of 11,35.
0tnCT counterfeit $1 bills that are afloat
quantities contain the check
Ieter D( imi , A 2
note js A)m very weu eieeated. It has
1 th. cu.t i,,,, 4 ,886.
j ta profngjon. others of larger
j denominations have lately made their
I appearance. One is a ratuer carelessly
j executed $5 note, series of 1880, tetter
D. Another note for the same denouii
I nation has the check letter D, series of
HONEY LOVING BIRD&
1886. ; sore eves are more quickly caught than
Bogus small coin is to be met with on ismallpoi and more fatal. It will bright -
all hands. Quarters and naif dollars are j en and strengthen them and prolong
thocounterfeits?, which areclCTerly made! their beauty and uscfuhiees."
and are detected bv the shrofcetjcnionlv I
by ringing on a glass, metallic or mar-
ble surface. Philadelphia Press.
A Moment ofiionbt.
A good many soldiers north aud south
most remember moments which wil:
enable them to sj-mpathize with thf
spirit of a question recorded in a south
On a tiresome night march a Florida
soldier, sleepy and worn out, fell into a
ditch by the roadside. There he lay be
moanin&r his fate when the next retri-
mcnt came np, and hearing his moans
some of the men hastened to his rescue
As they stood him on his fajt, be -
draggled aud demoralized, he turned to
one of them aud said:
"1 say, stranger, don't yon think
South Catulina was a little hasty?"
STOUT AND THIN PEOPLE.
Katnr Bt-titntM Fntrna and ruuwfm ; it I Slowly letttnc nownUieBnifCl
Willi on 2ron Kolo. j fWtMusttttnve.
Fatces3 end slimnvss cotr.o by nature Nat so long g,to tho line between the
t.i d ar therefore often impossible oi ' arlKdx'raueaud other cla.e of the com
remedy, for it fa of no use, and it is nt-1 mmiity was very decidedly drawn at
t:r felly besides, to tight against one's j trade. A poor family might 'sy claims
eawiltaticin iaa ecu affect that am- i to gentility, audouoorinore of its rncui
Kitiiaoii to a r:rtui extent, bnf brynnd j ten might now and then ligure at, gay,
t :at I'X'eiis, which wont piease t-iUis j a county ball, but a tradesman's tarn
i. ot.io Ut txth'toosiimfoiks, you cm j ily .never. Kow it is otherwise, the
t ,.5y il i harai, defeat the very olguit you ; aristocracy thentseWet having stepped
f y is. cad, wtaat of till, throw your.clf i ever the dividing line. Lord Sluews
i;io ill hi'i.lih. It stain7.: to reason that i bury and Talbot, for instance, who takes
ii a can or woman eoun of big toned,
jointly built su'k he or shemayreiusou.
: Uy bo expncd to inherit the tendency
t. coroiil.uci Courersoly, suppAc man
!. bom of family- slue, which is notable
i'cr its thinness and siinmess, it may bo,
Kid generally is. worse than folly for
hint to expect, by nity process of tmling
ur otherwise, to become a stout and weii
So let cs realize, this big fact at once
that we have to fure the question of
oar constitution nrt of nil, and es sen
'.tilde piiople to see ;wd discover whether
oivr fatness or our thtnii'jcs is port r.nd
parcal of ournatural build. Reata&isred
if we arc f ;it by liatsro it is useless to
.attempt by diet or othenvise to wince
our bodies to slim proportions. Jiairy a I
ninn and woman has paid the penalty of
such raihiufls by inducing disease
tlirongh titeir outrageous etTorts to
thwart nature. Let us be -isihle. then,
about this "fatness" question and see
clearly where as ratiuual bein&s, we
staiul It is pKfijible to kwp even a fat
body within its own limits by reason
able care and diet, jrwt as it nmybe pea
stble to fatten up a thin person (within
limits again) by a 'regulated course of
food. Whatever you may do in tho way
of thinning or fattening, you can never
safely or, what is more to tho pnrpoe,
pcrmauently attain your aim by the u
of drugs. If there is niry cure far fnt
noss at all be sore it is to be found in
the food and in the food alone. Health
ROPED BEAR AND BRONCHO.
Biu&lcy Mode a Oixwi Throw, bat Hadn't
Buttoned With DU Hone.
Tom Buckley was working on the
spring roundup in tho ompliry of one of
the lare cattle outfits iu southeastern
Montana, While riding through a
cimnp of brush one dty hunting cattle a
fnlt trr.itc silpi fin hpiir f,iimlv
" . . - y
miMi) turn IUUUlllCU UIU1. JLllt WHY
weapon at hand was his lariat, and with
visions of juicy bear steak for the boj-s
at supper around the nic-a wagon that
ninht and a fins rug for ths pretty
schoolmarm he quickly loosened his
rope and threw it A few turns over
the Baddlehoru, at the same time spar
ring his horse, and the shock came. !
It was very severe, f to nnluckily the (
bear's fore leg as well as his head woii .
inrougn ine loop o u:e nqn sou. was ,
aoout uxop mo xppe uae a no. cate .
when hts hor saudenly nut his head
down and started bucking in true
Thomas didn't last long fie suffered
when hestruckthe ground, he,Udn t j
extent of his injuries.
He started f.a-
the top of a butte close at hand, and, al
though an indifferent sprinter, he man
aged to make very fair time
Looking back from his position ot
i Mm,nnm,iva mfotv ha imitll &AU f),t,t
tatb mimalB had mtaugM
the rope and were having it out in great
style, making frantic effort to free
themselves. The rope finally parted,
and away they went in opposite direc
tions, or, as he expressed it "they quit
the country, hitting only the high
spots. " Chicago Ei-cord.
Ois Pint Wu Uatter Than a I'ouuiU
M hnf Vhv 1nt i n,rlil wirl,
flirinn n i litti,. xiivrtk
'down the neck" discovered to her sor- j
An old darky called one mooing
to purchase a pound of shot. .The store-
keeper being out, his wife attempted to
th. .n Kho minl,l m H
j id oI it aud hurris-1 out of the store.
5 The woman eooloVt aminnt f', tiie
: 6ndden hurry of his depr.rture until the.
yntb pride, related to her husband her
topp, iaoa, enabling her to get along
wei hu. PhiIade,pbia CalL
- A little salt and water used as an eye
- wash will cleanse and strengthen in
fiamed lashes and rest tired eyen. It is
: safe to use it at any time that irritation
is felt A New York surgeon prescribes
i th nrmm for I1r.1l pvkh. mrri'til-rlv
young r. e& "Get ott " he says, "when-
! OTer yon can and let the salt and the sea
breeze wash and blow around your eyes. I lionairas congregate but where the
It will do them good. It will dislodge ; t""6 01 'mial lifo PorMt man
the trerms of disease, for the air breath- ! liest; where the young men behave ned-
ed by half the world is genu laden, and
! Traveler (on south coast railway)
1 vvby don't yon put np time tables in
1 the station?
Porter What for?
Traveler To show what time the!
trains arrive. I
Porter (scornfnlly) How're we goin i
to make out a table showin what time
the trains net here till we see what time
j they do get berc?-
liiiiil thur.-ii. But -
! Sweot Girl Do yon enjoy taking mt
', to choral
! Lover 5ot so much as ndm- with
yon in a street car.
I -"'iaotmeas! Why?"
i '"The sexton uever yulls 'Sit closer,
pleuae. ' " ficw Vark Wbekiy.
precedence ot all other earls, tuiblush
iitgly became a cab proprietor; "Lord
Bayleigh" is the inscription that may
be read on the signboard of one or two
London dairies. The MnrqnlR of Lon
donderry is prepared to deliver coal by
the ton. "Ko agents" suoh ore ths
final words of this uobleniau's adver
tisement pnt in jnat as any trader bnru
and bred might put them in. This de
scent from aristocratic soc'iraon into the
arena of commorcial conQict is not con
fined to the male uurtion of onr nobility
Titled ladies under disguised names
carry on millinery establishments and
run cafes. Their dainty fingers, too, ars
not above manipulating .flowers for
profit So generally indeed has the
sacred thirst for gold infected the upper
ton that whereas tbey were wont to to
LluenjrZyarelCapS EtC. BOOtS
:mg the bread out of ,
accused of living
now accused ot taking
the months of those who depend entirely
upon business for their support
Far beneath these noble ranks can be
traced a similar descent Street music,
for instance, used to be discoursed by
the utterly ohjec.t and broken down,
ftow meu and women warmly clad and
well fed go about with orpins Troops
of men sing, rattle the bones and do a
breakdown iu public thoroughfares to
the tune of not less than the better part
of a sovereign a day per man. Two hun
dred pounds a year in au assured situa
tion was the salary that one young man
threw up last summer to join a nicker
troop at the seaside, and he doesn't re
gret it At the end of the season he had
more money than he ever had at one
time before, and during the season he
ate better dinners and drank better
wines than he had ever eaten or drunk
Mure. Hawking matches or laces or
any other trifle in public house bars
cd to be and still is a way uf evading
the law against begging. Indeed the
ctiitum of singing on the streets arose
cut of the same necessity for those in
want not to incriminate themselves.
Now you will be in the saloon bar of a
ti.it lae refreshment house. In comes
a tup hatted, well dressed man with a
bsg. Some successful stockbroker, you
i think, if it be iu the city. Ton f ancy
j you are the victim uf a delusion. Here
H tins man, as w-ii cresaed as your
principal, holding his open bag before
you and asking you to buy a box of vee-
ja- - W(iU Atlsmi m rf
EMnt froJa Ulc kocie honw
' ,, ,r J,u
tn, uui uu tuvnu arujiV) iHJUBiuia a
fair amount of education. If tradesmen
I have any grounds fur complaining of
to!IlchillK 0B"ttaSr Zrri
,';.,.:,' ..ii. 1. u
iug the instruments ot their profession
thus couliscated by an apparently supe
rior class. Of course, with mob a gen
eral downward trend, the poor and
needy are driven lower still, and this in
a measure is seen iu the ever incKasing
charitable institutions, relief agencies.
sutip kitchens and so forth, and the ever
iiicreiuUig strain un the resources of
such establishments. Cornell's Journal
t'hanu of New l.uelaud Scaasry.
There is something in the New Eng
land Luiclicspc whether taken in the
loVf'lauus or in the higlUands, whether
" !'" seashoroor among the monntains,
which is permanently attractive. It Is
never wearisome, never monotonous. In
j u,e White bills are sternly in
rune and beautiful in their mantles of
; snow- na tnoU!!u 'f .U1TUU1 .uuu,.ln
: summer appeal h jdb lmuginBuon WHO
l"-"11 8lilrtcn'1,B m the sun as if it were
! cmered with diamends, irresistibly at-
tractive to the imagination and awaken
ing strong emotions which could not
easily bo controlled. There was a sever
ity in their outlines whioh never ap
pears when they are clothed in the ever
green tutd the browns of the heated sea
son. Donahoe's Magazine.
SalMtliig a College.
The wise parent, in trying to select a
college for his son, will ask first, not
! whore the moat learned professors
''U - m"- 'here " bas6-
' team, is, or where most sons of mil-
j h young monkeys nor as rakes,
wncre inoconiiHions lurcouipiuui monu
! autonomy are most fully established,
' A' will ask what ool-
i'W be understands its business,
i which is to impart that culture, intel-
i lectual and moral, which is essential to
! free manhood, and does not attempt to
1 forestaU the university by dabbling la
professional knowledge or erudition.
j Thomas Davidson in Forum.
Written la !
Matthew Henry's commentary on the
j Bible war written for the common pea-
1 pie and in the slang of the day. In com-
j menting on Judges ix ne says: - we are
hero told by what acts Abimeleck got
iBto the saddle. He hired for his serv-
I ice all the senm and scoundrels ot the
rnutry. Jotbam was really a nne gen-
tlcuian. The iiochemitea were the first
to kick mm on. ; xney saia au ui iu
rl.17 could of him in their table talk.
They drank health to his ouufusion. "
I will call your attention to fnc
In Dry Goods and Clothing, Hats
As I will actually well Lower
1st. I have bought out my partner cheap.
2nd. I have been gettinj: new good very cheap lately, f
3d. To make room in
4th Jji order to make room to get more goods.
5th. I am buying direct and am able to do it.
0th. I have nobody to keep thes hard times but myself.
M. J. BENJAMIN.
Kemenioer the place, in the Odd Fellown building on
What Is the ronillti'iii of your? It your hair drytf
harsh, brittle? Docs It split at the ends? Has it i
lifeless appearance ? Does It fall out when combed or '
brushed ? Is it full of dandruff? Does your scalp Itch ? J
is It dry or in a heafeJ condition V If these are some of
yottrsymptoaube warded in time oryou will become bald.
t-ASkooknmRoot Hair Grower
Jf1 & l 'f "whjrtmnrA IttpTtwif BtanrrtawiiM
av, J; ; .4:1 I HiMn-h. V m-wlHln nf the . MnX't i,f halrnnf v.,l 'ixl I.. li .(.. .
1 Tf ot tuiwtoimt .itrttn.
U nota Dye,iHUntolii!t!fiilii
11 ourorir(rp,(marf',7'TTn-i',,Ti rnrrct w ns. nr.a wf wiu inrwara (
pntrmi.1, un r"fin e( pria-. .owiTttua'VCf ljulWiti tut frjA b.itM. ,
W. L. BOUCLAB Shoes are
iffyitttd wnn jivckt.. new i vk, n. I m
A. farlnsUnsliloniy. fl
satUiaction at the price advertised than any other make. Try one pair and be corn
vinccd. The tamping of W. h. Douglus' name and price on the bottom, which
guarantees their value, saves thousands of dollars annually to those who wear them
Dealer who push the tale of W. L. Dougla Shoes gain customers, which helps to
increase the sales on their full line of goods. They enn nfloru to sell at a lees profit,
nod we believe yon enn an money by burlnf nil your footwenr of the dealer advu
Summer Term Begins April 30, 1894.
For information, ask for circular at the Post-office or .
S. A. RANDLE, Principal,
LEBANON, - - - OREGON.
than before for the following
the .tore because there is no
.ofeui:. "t-. malt- nmti::r .1 incml nor i: f
i olti. ui-a tettntuiis by atliaulKdnK Ji
IflOT KA!R GROWER CO..
I'lflt, Av.'i-r.-. New Y.i-k. K. V.
VI, L. DOUGLAS
A jar, rfB mm run
03) bllll 6EHTLEMEH.
S4 and $3.50 Dress Shoe.
G3.B0 Police Shoe, 3 Sole.
62.60, 82 for Worklngmen.
S2 and SI.75 for Boys.
UDIES AND MISSES,
83, $2.50 82, $1.75
CACnOHIf mar 4-a'eT
r ion W. L. IX,i .'
oe m reauoea f rli-s,
r aj he be t beni wllif
oat the Dsns tenmed
i Dotlon, pnt bin
stylish, eatv fitting, and give bettef
w, iiuuuux, jsrounou. Man.