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ilNCOLX'S PL130 HAT.
A VERITABLE "JOINT OF 6TOVEPIPE"
WITH ROMANTIC BRIM.
It-Semd m TUe llaek nud at One Tim
Wh th Postofflee of .New Salom It!
IJveUest Baperteoee; Was Whsn It Served
as ft Football For Ladtse.
There ate enough of f unny-ineidents -reported
of Mr. Lincoln's hat to make
it "fabled in song and Illumined in
Btory." For example, It served as a
football on the night of lie election to
the presidency, when the ladies at the
old homestead testified their glee over
his good fortune. The scene wonld have
done credit to the. great game between
Yale and Princeton on Manhattan field.
This is the story aa told by au eyewit
nesB: - "A few of ns ladies went over and
helped Mrs, Lincoln prepares little sap
per for the fronds of Mr. Lincoln, who
had been invited in to hear the returns.
Every half hour or so we would pass
around coffee and cakes. About 1 o'clock
in the moming enough had been learned
to warrant the belief that the rail split
ter had been elected. I think it was
when we heard the news from New
l'ork. The men rushed on Mr. Lincoln
and shook Mb hands, while some of the
women actually hugged him, and I
might as well admit it I kissed him.
"Then some one went into the hall
and took from the rack the old silk bat
that he wore, and which was as long as
a joint of stovepipe and about as shape
ly to my mind, and it was thrown np to
tho ceiling. As it came down some one
gave it a kick, and then the women
joined in the fun, and we played foot
ball with that bat until it reason indis
tinguishable mass. We were simply be
yond control. What a ridicnlons scene
it would have been to one looking in
without knowing what prompted it!
"It was all the more so, so far as 1
was concerned, for originally 1 had been
a Seward woman. While the conven
tion was in session in Chicago we were
, waiting to hear the news. It had been
arranged in case Lincoln received the
nomination to fire a cannon. My near
est neighbor was a Mrs. Dubois, with
whom I had several friendly Bpats dur
ing the campaign preceding the nomi
nation. I heard the cannon shot, and
the next moment I saw Mrs. Dubois
running across the street. She bad been
making s shirt for her husband, who
was about the sizeof the late Judge Da
rid Davis, so you may have some idea
of the size of the garment she was wav
ing. She rushed into the house and
. flaunted it in my face. It made me
mad, and I sat down and began crying.
The good woman put her arms aronnd
me, -begged my pardon and kissed me,
and from that time we were Lincoln
women. - She took part in the football
As if not content with bis 6 feet 4 or
5 inches of gaunt stature, Lincoln bad
his now historic hat made fully a foot
high, with a brim almost as big as a
, southern sombiero. It seemed to have
been a combination of all styles then in
existence, and in this respect it reflected
his own early experience in having been
a storekeeper, soldier, surveyor and
finally a solicitor. It was a veritable
"joint of stovepipe," and its remarka
ble and romantic brim made it alike
serviceable in rain or shine. It might
have been called with propriety a "plug
ugly, "after the name of the mob in
Baltimore that threatened him in bis
; journey to the capital. .
During-Lincoln's great debate with
- Douglas the hat fairly loomed into
space. The smallness of the latter's
stature caused him to be nicknamed
"The Little Giant," and when Lincoln
stood beside him with his hat on the
difference between the two seemed all
but immeasurable. Curiously enough,
when Mr. Lincoln came to be inaugu
rated at Washington and took off bis
hat on the stand preparatory to malting
his inaugural address Douglas held the
high hat go that no careless person might
put hie foot in it.
. Representative Springer, who hails
from Lincoln's old borne, knew the hat
well, and in speaking of it recently said:
"Mr. Lincoln's high hat was the most
indispensable thing of his whole outfit.
In it he carried all his valuable papers.
In fact, it was a sort of file rack. Here
weie all the briefs of his various law
cases. Curiously enough, he carried the
accounts in his head, and that is why
ho lost to much money. Had be re-
vorsed the process and kept his accounts
in his hat and the cases in bis head, he
would have been tetter off, His bat
served for his satchel on a journey, and
all that was needed besides this wore
his saddlebags and his horse. It was
large and capacious, and a great many
documents and data conld be crowded
into it without seriously discommoding
the wearer," ' - - -
But Mr. Lincoln had still a better use
for his valuable tile, which seems to
have had more virtues than those re
hearsed in the nursery tale of "Jack and
the Beanstalk." When he was poat-
iuaster at Hew Salem, his bat became a
most important part of his office equip
ment. As soon as the mail was received
each day the young postmaster would
" pot tho letters in bis bat and take a
stroll through the village. The villa
gers knew that he was a peripatetic
postofiice, and of course everybody was
anxious to know tho contentsof the hat,
which seemed to promise as mncb to
them as a hat in the hands of a sleight
of band performer. Washington Cor.
St. Louis Republic.
Tommy Europe's in the east, lan't
it, papa? - . .
His Father Yes. - '"'.''
Tommy And yon can get there just
by starting west and going far enough,
ilis Father Certainly.; '
. Tommy Well, then, whereabouts on
the way round do you stop going west
and beirli to get east again? Chicago
A Prospector's Straiifre Discovery
i In Doath Valley.
Hq. Comes rjpoa a Full-Itlaffvd Ship In
. tt Hldrt of an Inland llMort-Jts
BuUder Expect an Inundt-
tlon Souio ly.
"One of the queerest and most sur
prising sights I oversaw in all my wan
derings over the wilds of this country,"
said E. C. Traver, a well-known pros
pector and civil engineer, a few days
ago, in the San Franeisco Chronicle,
"was a newly constructed brig lying
on the floor of Death valley. And it
is there yet, so that anybody can see it
"It was by the merest clmuce that I
ran across the vessel," snid Sir. Traver,
"because had I been a few feet further
south I would never have seen it. You
see I had been working on the eastern
side of the valley for several weeks
without success and concluded to go to
Mount Darwin, where I would at least
be sure of expenses, I was crossing the
valley at the northern end, which is
quite narrow, bnt about the lowest
spot on the earth's Burface. I am not
exactly certain, but I think that where
the vessel is located it is about two
hundred feet below sea level.
"After the first surprise had worn off
I began to iifrure out how the craft
came there. That the vessel was a
relic of a past age never entered my
head for a moment, because it was con
structed on perfectly modern lines and
the wood had a yellow appearance, in
dicating that it had not been cut, very
long. I am something a sailor myself,
and the first glance told me it was the
work of sonic modern shipbuilder; but
that only made the mystery greater.
"Climbing onto the deck by a small
rone ladder, I found everything ship
shape. The decks were as clean and
white as a man-of-war's, and every
rope was in place. Entering the
cabin I .found everything neat and
clean and several bunks with bedding,
ready to sleep in. Such, a thing, how
ever, would have been impossible, as
the heat was simply unbearable, and I
had to go- to the door, gasping for
"breath, before I had completed my in
vestigation. The more I looked the
more interested and mystified I be
came. It was plain the brig had been
built where she was; but by whom,
and for what?
"I spent the whole afternoon climb
ing over the vessel. I went into the
rigging and looked over the surround
ing country, but could see no sign of a
human being. When night came on I
concluded to camp near by. bnt had no
sooner got fixed comfortably when a
voice from somewhere called 'good
evening.' You may be sure J jumped,
as my nerves were feeling a little weak
through my strange afternoon's expe
rience. "There wa, no need to be alarmed,
though, for. a good-natured looking
man with gray hair and beard was
smiling at me. . ,
"lie said that his name was Frederick
Evans, that he was a shipbuilder by
trade and one of the California pion
eerof '49. He had never made a big
strike, but hod always kept prospect
ing, and when the water rose in Salton
lake a few years ago he was at work in
the mountains around Death valley. It
was then that he got it into his head
that the water would eventually reach
that locality, and he was determined
to have the first vessel to float in the
new sea. Evans was not a poor man,
but had enough money to hire a couple
of men to help him lay the keel of the
vessel, put in the masts and do the
other heavy work. At first the work
was pushed rapidly, but when the
water -commenced to recede - Evans
took things easy and did all the work
himself, because he thought the water
could not come again for a year, lie
lias been disappointed, every year
since, but still thinks that Death valley
will become a sea, and he is ready
WANTED TO SEE A CURIOSITY.
What a Victimised Physician Replied to
a Confidence Operator's Proposition,
A group of doctors from the Keystone
state ware chatting one day, says the
Washington Post, and the conversation
turned on the exploits of a rascal who
victimized a large number qf physicians
np in Pennsylvania some years ago.
He worked a very slick confidence game
on tha disciples of Galen, and after
beating them to the tunc of fifteen or
twenty thousand dollars fled the state.
The victims were so sore over the mat
ter that-thoy hired a detective to hunt
i the villain down. After a lively chase
that lasted for six months the swindler
was located in another state. It ap
pears that there was some doubt about
the ability of the injured parties to
bring him back for punishment. He
hired good counsel and declared his in
tention of remaining where he was.
I inally a committee of the fleeced med:
j icine men went to the scene and waited
j on the swindler. He received them
j with the greatest air of composure and
j easy assurance,' appearing in no wise
"What do you gentlemen want with
j me?" he said, Ml haven't a cent of the
; money. It's all been Bpcnt months ago.
I If you want my body, take it. It's all
1 I've got to give up."
Then he smiled complacently upon
I the Committee, waved them a graceful
salute and walked oft.
"What did the scoundrel say?" re
marked old Dr. Mcliride, who was quite
deaf , to one of his colleagues. ' ,
"He said we could take his body."
"The deuce he did. Well, I don't
want his body, but I'd really like to
have his gall."
Gold u African MaUsv.
Complaint has been made by the post
master general of Cape Colony about
the great weight of packages of gold
sent through the mails. In one mail
the gold weighed a ton and a, quarter.
It is desired that miners and shippers
end their gold in small packages or
else use the freight trains. The postal
and telegraph, departments of the
colony .paid their wuy lust year for the
first time in the colony's history. '
BiQGEST WAWSHIIJS Ar-1,0 AT.
Tho Poverty-Stricken Kingdom of Italy
Owns Twu rrcnmnrioUH righting Vesaunu.
The '-'irpcst armor-dads in the world
are tl.,. .talian Italia and Lopnntu, sis
ter ships, each oi 13,000 tons displace
ment, says the Iioston Transcript. Next
to them come the monstor English bat
tleships of the Royal Sovereign class,
vessels of 14,150 tons displacement
These in turn will be surpassed by the
Magnificent and Majestio, each of
which will displace 14,900 tons. The
largest arinor-clad over which the
French flag floats 1b the Admiral Bau
din, of 11,900 tons, and next to her is
the Lazore Carnot, only eighty tons
smaller. Germany's largest armor-clad
Is the Brandenburg, of 8,840 tons. Aus
tria has never built any armor-clada
save those of moderate dimensions, her
largest, the Tegutthoil, being of 7,3(HI
tons. Spain's largest is the l'eloyo, of
9,900 tons. The three United States
battleships of the first olass which have
been launched are the Massachusetts,
Oregon and Indiana, each of 10,800 tons
displacement. The Iowa, now build
ing, will be 11,390 tons. There hi now
a reaction against monster ships. Eng-
. land 1b the ouiy naval power that per
sists in the policy of building them,
and apparently she is Hearing a halt,
j The Italians have come to the conclu
! sion; that is indicated by the dimen
sions of their latest armor-clad anthor
, Ized, which will have 9,800 tons
displacement. The determination of
j France and the United States to keep
j their battleships under 12.000 tons was
I deliberately taken by each govcrn
i ment, after weighing weight against
I efficiency. In this policy Russia also
agrees, the largest of her armor-clada
in service being the Georgl Pobiedono-
: setz, of 10,230 tons, while her naval con-
' structors regard 13,000 tons as about
the proper limit. '
j Of the cruisers now afloat the Rus
sian Eurik is the largest and probably,
taking all things into consideration,
the most powerful. She is armor belt.
I ed and is of 10,900 tons displacement,
! almost 2,000 tons larger than the Uluke.
The English have authorized two
cruisers of 14,000 tons each, being .de
termined to see the Gurik and go her
8,100 tons better. As in the case of
I armor-clads England stands alone in
accepting this challenge. Her Blake
and Blenheim are notonly exceeded by
the Iturik but by the Spanish Einpera
dor Carlos V., which has 9,236 tons dis
placement. The largest French cruiser
in active -service is the D'Entrecaa
teaux, of 7,900 tons, but the Jeanne
i d' Arc is being enlarged to a total dis
placement of 6,700 tons. The largest.
cruiser class 01 the Italian service
either afloat or authorized displace
6,500 tons each, which is 450 tons more
! than Germany's leader, the Eaiserin
1 Augusta.- The largest of our cruisers
afloat is the New York, of 8,150 tons,
while the Brooklyn, building, will be
' 1,000 tons larger.
, New England Children Who flave Shown
Great Courage In Rescuing- Playmates.
A few weeks ago the Boston Tran
script recorded the award of a medal
by the Massachusetts Humane society
to a girl of seven in Lynn who had
saved froxi drowning another lass of
the same age. Notable as the action
was, it is interesting to hear that such
incidents are common, though they
have not always commanded recogni
tion from the humane society. A cor
respondent to Essex sendsus two Items
which show that the nobler qualities of
numan nature may be developed or
at least manifested at a very early age.
About a year ago some boys were
playing on the railroad, when an ex
press train came along. The whistle
was Bounded, and alt but one little
fellow got off in sample time, the one
left being but three years old, and
of course unable to appreciate his
danger. One of the lads, ten years old,
jumped for his companion and pulled
him away just as the pilot of the en
gine brushed against his clothing.
The engineer said; "When I saw the
bigger boy jump for the smaller one I
thought that there would be two killed
outright instead of one."
On a recent winter day a boy of six
fell through the Ice, and another boy,
aged ten, catching him by the collar,
tried to pull him out, but he was pot
strong enough, so he called fop another
boy, a lad of but eight years, and with
his help they saved their companion.
They were all in a peculiarly perilous
position, and the wonder is that any of
the three escaped alive, yet with the
indiilerence to danger characteristic of
moat boys when their sympathies r
aroused, they spoke of the venture as
though there were nothing remark
able about it
AN ODD WILL,
Its Largest Bequest to the Heir Who
Should Have the Most Children,
The eccentric testator in Lord Lyt
ton's "Money" certainly did not play a
more cruel trick upon his expectant
relatives than a Polish landed propria-!
tor named Zalesky, who died in March,
1889, in the province of Taurlda, says
the London Daily News. This man
left a will in a sealed packet, marked:
"To be opened after my death." When
the envelope was torn off, another one
was found underneath, with the words;
"To be opened six weeks after the first
envelope has been opened." At the
end of the six weeks it was found there
was a third envelope, with the inscrip
tion; "To be opened in a year."
After waiting impatiently for another
twelve months the relatives found yet
anomer envelope, wmcn said: "To be
opened in two years." Finally the will
was opened, when it was found that
the testator bequeathed one hundred
thousand roubles, or one-half of his
fortune, to that person among bis relas
tives who should be proved to have the
largest number of children. The other
half was to be invested for a hundred
years, at the end of which time it was
to be divided, together with the inter
est, among bis descendants; '
It is not to be wondered at that this
will has become the subject of t law
suit, the family, with one exception,
I declaring the testator to hove been of
J;"E. Adi'ox, agent for the' AlbaityS
steam laundry, sends waKliliigs down
oil Tuesdays oiuy,
Fugh mid Munwy have just received
a new line of furnishing goods, price
(hem Ih dire buying elsewhere.
Read, Peacock & Co. have received a
line of dress goods, something new.
Ladles should see them before buying
u new dress.
You can get 20 yards of ohallle, 16
yards of turkey red calico, or 14 yards
outing flannel for $1.00 at Read, Peacock
These hard times we want to save all
wv can, but of course we have, to ent,
still you will save some by getting your
groceries at 8. P. Bach's. , , ;
Go to Hiram Baker's fur your hop-
picking supplies. Remember he car
ries a full line nf groceries, drygoods,
boots, shoes, huts and clothing.
Every cash purchaser of $10 worth of
goods at 8. P. Bachs store gets a crayon
pnrtruteot themselves or frelnd free.
See sample of work In his window.
The best groceries and furnishing
goods at the lowest prices at Fngh 4
Mtinsey'a. Try them.
For pure black varnished finished
carriage paint, call on M. A. Miller,
"and don't forget It." ,
N. W. Smith keeps the Eldorado
Castor maehliir nil, heat In the world
for farm machinery.
Those who patronize Pugh A IMuiiwy
always get the liest there is in the ninr-
kei; nt lowest priced.
A.E. Ansorge Is now ready to do
any repairing of organs, having hud
long experience In llnt-clana faccrl.
Will guarantee satisfaction. Lebanon,
Blua M. West Hive No. I, h. O. T. M.
will admit members into the order for
$S 25 fur the next sixty days from Aug.
1st 1894. Amob Hvnis, II. K.
"I "know an aid soldier who had
chronic diarrhoea of long standing ti
have been permanently cured by tak
ing Chamberlain's Collo Cholera and
Diarrhoea llemedy," says Edward
Hhuiupik, a prominent druggist nf
Miuneuuolls, Minn. "I have sold the
remedy In the city for over seven years
and consider It superior to any other
medicine now on the market for bowel
I complaints." 25 and 60 cent bottles nf
remedy for sale by N. W. Smith, drug-
There will lie one assessment lu the
A. O. TJ. W. iirdor for the month of
September. This makes eleven tmem-
ments for nine months, or at tbe rate
of $14.76 par year on a policy of 12,000.
Clias, H. fielahaw, yesterday, thresh-
! ed the wheat for six acres of fall sow-
, lng, the same measuring from the nia-
I chine 207 bushels, 44j bushels per acre.
In spite of the aphis uud dry season,
j some good yields are being reported.
j Eugene Guard.
I Deputy Sheriff Vvntch, of Cottage
Grove, reports that Hclfrlch, the
j horse thief, received five buck shut
from Constable Linton at the time nf
their nit-vtiug near Creawell. Helfrloh
I suys he will not be taken alive, and
the officers think be Is hardly worth
killing, so he may go his way tat some
' Fied Wagiur, who with H. L.
Willed wwit over to Heaver creek
fir a week's outing, bud a narrow
escape from death one day last week.
He was leading his pony along a
steep hillside and carrying a shotguu
in his hand. The saddle slipped back
and the pony bucked charged, knock
ed Fred down and danced up on (i(uj
' and discharged the gun, the loud, from
which went through frail's coat with
in an Inch or twoqf his body. Beyond
some bad bruises and a cut on the
leg where the pony dropped one foot,
lie la not the worse for the trouble,
nud will return from Ills present
quarters In a day or twq,,aA,(h,Hid
An Oregon girl In exchange says in
a very sound kind of a way: "Why
do the young men do so much loafing?
j Go to workl Push ahead! I am nothing
I but a young girl; I have clothed my
self and got money In the bank, und
only sixteen years old, I lay up more
money every year than any Uy or
young man within (I radius of three
miles nf my home. When they act a
dollar I l.oy go to a dance and go home
a dollar nut. My father is able to
support mo, but I choose to support
myself. I advise all girls to cut clear of
loafing boj-B. Give them a wide berth,
and never many a man unless he la
: able la support you. And never put
1 your arm through the handle of a rum
In estate of Husbrnuck, citation Issu
ed; hearing sot for Oct 1,
In guardianship of Fred Harris In-
venlory filed. Cash, tlu-l.,'11. Allowed
JilO per month.
i'inal accounting In estate ftf A.
WVsturvolt set for Oct 1st.
In estate of Aloiizo Amis, inventory
filed personal property, $o57.05.
Iu estate of Abnrllla Metzgar, com
mission to appraisers Issued, JiYeh
toryflled.. Real etft(p JMft.
In guardianship ,uf AuguaU Wlllcrt
2nd account filed and resignation of
John Hoffman. as guardian wo accept
cil, Jullustiradwhol appoluttal guard
lau. Bond, ((MO.
In order to make room for my
LARGE FALL STOCK
Which is now on tho way bore from the Kust, I have
decided to CLOSE OUT MY ENTIRE STOCK OF
SPRING AND SUMMEK GOODS
- Now is the tinio to gut 1'ARGAlNS , such as have
nevor before boon ofVwed in Lebanon. It is to your advan
tage to come and sue lis. f
Don't forgot the plaoo.
What Ib the condlti m of yours? It your lialr drvjfif
harsh, brif.ie? Doer, it split at the ends? Has it js
lifeless appe.jnm.-c ? Does It fall out when combed f ,
brushed ? Is It f i,ll H dandruff? Does your scalp Itf.. I
Is It dry or in a housd condition V If these are sor , a 5
yoursymptoms be wir:.ei: In time oryou will becoirrv b",J ?
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Summer Term Begins April 30, 1894.
i For information, auk for circular at the Pont-(fliee or
S- A. RANDLB, Principal,
LEBANON, -.. - - - - OREGON.
The regular suliscrlptlnn price of the
Exfrebb is ll,60 u year, nnd the regu
lar subscription price or the Weekly
Oregoiiiiin Is $1.GU, Any one subscrib
ing for the Kxi'KEhB nud pnylng t.n
year In advance, can got both the Ex
Mi und the Weekly Oregoninn one
year for C2.U0. All old subscribers
pnylng their siilwcrlptiiis for me yeut
in advance will be entitled to the same
, Kenneth Puxemore had the good
fortune to receive a small bottle oi
Chamberlain's Colic, Ohojei and
Dlnri'hocu Ui'tuedy whtifl liirce mem
bers of UU funiily was nlckwllli d ysen-
icrv. Tills one snnill bnltl nnrml th-n.
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an ana ne nan boiiic kti which lie g ivu
toWen.W, linker a prominent is
chant nf this place, j,cwlkou J. J.,
and It cured, Itlm of thu same com
plaint. Wh'ih troubled with dysentery
diarrhoea, collo or-dholeru morbus,
give this remedy a trial and you will
tv more than pleased with U,V rmult.
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