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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1896)
THE RESULTS OF LOI2E,HiHO RHM
FULLY 3,000 MILES OH HfS WHEEL
He Makes Some Reflections on the Benefits of tfr.
Sport and Tells of its Dangers.
Tk Ser. Wb. P. P. Ferpttson, whose pic
tt we give above, will tuft be anfeiniiimr
br acta m maawnadtn. A vounr mm. be
us still bad u extended experience m
foreie wmmmarr. teacher, editor, lecturer
and phut that hat gives him a wide ac-
qnatfitaajfff u many parts of uie eottntry.
la m iaaerriew a fcir dars ago he aaid :
" la tbr early summer of'M I went apra
atoor through Canada an my wheel. Mv
romewwtrom PtieatoCape Vinceat theaee
brneamerw Kiwrstna, and from there aieor
the aortii ahtwe of the lake to Toronto ana
around to h amni Fall. I arrived at Owe
Vincent at b o'ciock, baring ridden against
Krone ne wina mil aay.
After a delightful aul tfanraefa the
Thousand I&laads, I stepped n snore in
that quaint eld eny of Kingston. A alight
shower bad alien and the streets were dams,
o that wisdom would bare dictated that 1,
ler-weary as I was, should hare kept in
doors, but so anxious was I to see the old
rnj that I spent the whole erenmg in the
" Fire o'clock the next mortuas; brought
a very unweieoaM discovery. I was tame
in both ankles and knees. The bead wind
aad the damp streets had proved an unfor
tunate embiuarton. I inve, however, little
thought t it, supposinsr it would wear off m
a few hours, and the tint flush of tunlizm
saw sae apeediae out the splendid road that
leads toward jikipunee.
" Night urenook meats little Tillage near
-Port Hope, but found aw still lame. I rested
the next awr. and the next, but it was too
hue; the mischief wasdone. I rode a good
'aaay Bailee darwe the rest of the season bat
nerer a day aad seldom mile without pain.
" The winter came and I put away my
"heei, aayiur 1 new I shall get well,' but to
Toy disappointment I btpw worse. Some
?urs my knees almost forbade walking aad
uy ankles would not permit ate to wear
hoes. At times I suffered severe pain, so
i?vere as s make study a practical impoa
tbtlirr, yet tt must be understood that
I concealed the condition of affairs as fur
From being local the trouble began to
spread aliehtiy and my anxiety increased,
f consulted two physicians and followed
tberr excellent advice, hot without result.
Ho the winter pasted. One day in March I
happened to take in my band a newspaper
Hoe Cfke! ! !
What ia Hoe Cake?
fine Cake 8p, best on earth.
riulnorii for the Express.
During our closing oat sale do goodg !
trill be sold except fur spot cash.
Read, Peacock 4 Co. j
- Dr. Cheadle i (Had tn see tlie '
children and examine their teeth. !
He extract temporary teeth for
Tam O'Sliantere for Misses and
children in all the newest clothe and
atyles, and from Sets tn ;1 30, at M iss
Money to loan. A limited amount
of money to loan on aimd fnrni aecur
Ity. (.'all anon or write to 8.
Steele t Co., Alliatiy, Oregon.
Necessity demands that we insist oi,
all those indebted to us on sulweri) '
tion, or otherwise, to call and settle ul
once. We will take wheat, oats or hay
at the highest market pi ices.
I have money to loan at 6 per een
interest on good farm or personal
security, J. M. Ralston,
MfuHou Block, Albany, Or.
Farmers, attention: do not forget
that Pugh 4 Muuey are always in the
lead on groceries, IkmiIm and shoes,
hats and caps, gents' furnisliine gond
4c. See them for prii-es.
(dove's Taxleliss Chill Tonl is a
perfect Malaria' LiverTonie and Blond (
purifier. lifmoviijiioufnet without
purging. As pleasant as Lemon 8y rup.
It is as large aa any dollar tonic and
retails for 50c. To get the genuine ask
The best dressed men iu Linn county
are those who buy their clothing
from Bach & Bubl. Good suits for
Farmers who store their wheat at
the Lebanon mill tbU year will re
ceive Albany prices for same when
they wish to sell, gee ad. of the
Ktpum Tabula mira Indigestion.
Blpus Tabula; plaaauit Uuatlva.
Ettea, jr. r.
in which a (rood deal of space was taken h
an article in relation to Dr. Williams' I'm
Pills. I did not at that time know !;
they were supposed to cure. 1 slW;1
hare paid a atiention to the articlr turn
net eaueht the name of a lmlr wlium
knew. Readiiie. I found that nht intitni!-
dreumatanees. had been preaily bewtOt.
by the use of Fink Pitts, and knowing U
as I did I had m diHibt ot iht truth uf.l
statement that she bad authorised.
Trte first bcx was not sane before I i. v.
a chanLT, ami the third had not IV?;
nnished before all si em of my rheumaiir
trodbles were ;rone to star.
" I say boc to stay,' tor thoneh tlifr
has been everv opportunity for a return i
the trouble, I have not Mi" the first iwi.
of it. 1 have wheeled thousands of mi:
and nerer before with so huh disconii.
1 bare had aome of the most serere te.-t;
juvnjnh and endurance, and have
through them without an ache. For ?
amplf, one afternoon I rode seventy niis
preached that niehx and made hfty mile r.
the hardest kiwi of road before noon if
next day. Another instance was a ' t
Uiry run the last forty miles of which wr
made in a downpour of rain through n:!. '
You should think I would recommto
them to others Well, 1 hare, ami
bud the pleasure of seems verr rood result
in a number of instances. Vis. 1 shouUi
feel that 1 was wetmme a duty if I nukJ
to sugrest Pink Pilis to any thend whom I
knew to be suiieruig from rbeiuaatiam.
TBK PBBgBrrSBIAV CHCItCH IV WB1TX&
HOBO, or WHJUS &KV. KM. rSXGIWUii
No, that i not i)y itiinae ihr
eure. Ipooalty know of a Dauber ;!
cure, fnm otnr troaMea, but 1 bht neninl
theai omy for tiiat. linupl it wouri hr tut
ur hi and that my rnnil heal: haa btr
bmrUiaauaiMrthall ever bafore in my
Dr. Williama' Piak Pilb tmum aU the
etaaenai Rmsarr to pive aew life and
richiuaB to the biood and restore Bbaturrii
nerve. Tbey are mM m boxts (aevcr in
loose form, by tn dozen or hiiiKiml) at fit
cents a box, or six boxes for &J, and mar
be bad of all drureisu or directly by mail i
from Dr. Williams' Medicine Coupon.
Scbenectadj. K. Y.
A tourist had arrived manrjouoced
at a crowded Tillage inn. It was already .
late in the evening, and there was no
spare bed. The traveler grew impa
tient. "Haven't yon at least a bundle of ;
bay yon can give me?" he demanded of
the landlady. That worthy was also
getting impatient. "There isn't a thing
left," she answered, "except a bit of cold
Forty years since, "Porte Crayon"
was down on Albemarle sound, and
told a native that there were men with
mouths eight inches wide. The native
declared that was a fish story; Porte re
proved him for his incredulity, and
pointed out that deductions from known
facts proved this statement "We
know," he said, "that oysters must be
eaten whole; we know that there are
oysters eight inches across the minor
dimension; therefore, there must be
months eight inches wide to take them
in. or the beautiful chain of harmony in
the universe is broken."
A Wiscoseui fanner went to deliver
. load of wood at a Fond du Lac school. I
! rang the fi.-e alarm instead of the i
jrb-U.and was astounded a second j
to s hundreds of boys and giris '
past in perfect order, each with '
' xiks, cap and wrap. j
Titof.e boys were recently ex-!
neiled from a Brooklyn public school ;
one for vhistling in the hp.ll, '
'nc for sayiny ''I did," one for pro- ;
:v:'iiig a match when the teach- ;
r asked for one to try to burn a piece
f asbestos, xhc request was only a
i trick. The rule forbids carrying
-itches in sciiool. and the boy was
"meed f or h ;s po! iteness.
The long want Royal Worchester
corsets is the one to buy, eocte., 75cts.
and $1. Bold by Rad, Peacock & Co.
To The Mothers.
You bare nice children, you know
and nothing pleases them better than
a nice nobby suit of clothes that keeps
them warm and healthy. Baker has :
them and for but little money. Can j
you stand $1.00 for a suit of clothes, or j
up to $4.00? All these low prices yon :
will find at Hiram Baksr't.
1 TRIBUTE TO AMERICANS. !
' An BoffUshm&n'a Opinion of Tan
On om4 Dollar At Vary Imi I
Tiimpaaii Tn4mMA VmlM
SacffwrtloA to TboM Vte
At last comes a bit of appreciation
from a source whence it has long been
withheld. A young Englishman, who
baa been doing the rotmdbof the Amer
ican cities, write home In praise of us.
and, better still, an English weekly,
the Gentlewoman, publishes it, as fol
lows: "The Americans I simply love;
they an so wouderfuliy sympathetic
to one. There ia no trouble they will
cot take, or personal inconvenience
diey will not suGor, if in any way they
can render one a service." The name of
this extraordinary young Englishman
ia not given or it ahould be blaioned
The weekly paper, in reproducing
the extract, takes its cue from it, and
urges Londoners and all English folk
to appreciate the "boundless kindness
and no6pitnlity which they (Amer
icana) heap noon us," and be ready to
"receive the strangers right royally"
In return. It calls attteotion further
to the unprecedented influx of "men
and women from all porta of the
Cnited States" who are now crowding,
and will for the next six weeks crowd,
London, and then separate for wander
ings all over England, and make a
plea that they be well treated. There
is a bit of policy in its concluding ad
vice, which every one who haa Buffered
the extortionate impertinence of the
London tradespeople an imperti
nence none the less because it is often
enveloped in fawnmg servility will
bay a hearty " amen" to: "in these
bad times of depression in trade, it
would be as much to our advantage
as to theirs, not only to welcome, but
retain the Americans in England as
long as possible. Not all Americans
are rich, though most are generous.
We are sadly in need of their dollar,
but need not be extortionate, for all
One is provoked and indignant to
think of the thousands of dollars these
"crowds of Americans" will spend, not
only in England but through Europe,
before the autumn will send them
home again. Provoked because many
of the thousands will gt for 'things
that will be bought under the impres
sion that if they are the sfcuie price
they are better than can be bought at
home, while, if they are cheaper than
the same goods here, it will still be sup
posed that they are of the same
A woman buying glove in Paris
last summer was surprised at the price
charged her for the make of gloves
she was accustomed to buy for con
siderably less in w York.
"An, maoame," aaia the glib shop
girl, "but we send only our 'seconds'
to New York." Of coarse this was
wholly untrue. It is absurd to sup
pose that skilled American wholesale
buyers are going to be imposed upon
with secondB of anything, much less
gloves, whose quality is a known quan
tity every time to an expert in the
The same woman's experience in Lon
don was similar. Prices were always
equal, and often greater, than in New
York, but stress was invariably laid
on the superior wearing qualities, a
stress that was expensively disproved
in the cose of most articles. Tourists
from thiB country are looked upon
abroad every time as geese to lay golden
egs. They are geese to give their gold
for the value tbey get, nine time out
of ten- ft. Y. Times.
CANNONS OF STONE.
of the Formw of Batta Cot Oat
of tba Living Book.
The most wonderful cannon on
record are those which are described
by Byrdone, whose travels in Sicily and
Malta won well-deserved renown
toward the end of the mat century.
Many facta and stories he recounts that
seem strangely old-world to us,
though the date is little more than on
hundred years ago, so grandly did the
French revolution transform Europe.
Malta was fall of wonders, more or
less droll, while the knights held it,
but nothing equaled the stone guns.
Everybody knows that the fortifica
tions were cut out of solid rock, but
Brydone was right in saying that a
kind of ordnance used to defend them
was unknown to all the world besides.
As we understand his description, the
knights left a giat block of stone
where they hollowed out an embrasure
iu the cliff, which afterward they
shaped and bored in the form of a
gurantic mortar. These engine con
tained a whole barrel of gunpowder.
That shoveled in, they plugged it with
a great piece of wood, fitted exactly to
the bore, as a wadding, and loaded up
with cannon balls, shells and other
About fifty of these remarkable guns
commanded the snots which s hostile
shipwas most 'likely to approach.
"The mouths of some are six feet
wide, and they are able to throw ten
thousand pounds' weight of balls or
stones." The range is not stated, but
the falling projectiles covered an area
of over three hundred square yard.
lie "1 have never ln:rt nut once,
in all my life." She- "V. "lint?" He
"f act. I assure yon. it has vomehow
alwnya hupieoed that 1 nc'.cr wns quite
fn-e from the one girl by the lime the
next one came along." Indianapolis
f jmlidi'iit of It. Ijidy of the House
-"I i-iionit! Iliink yon wmiid iicnfniid to
r-otne Strnu-Ml in the lutek ynnl. I no
liee yon ii;(!u't do il lust week on tie
I'liui'.ioioo; liiKl-."ir" Turnip "r.o'm.
t l-iti'K tliiil liof;' v.iii-n't lirre any
';r..iv." ltfly of l!:e I inline "liow tu
-:m !.!;:;'.' it'.'" Tramp "I let h'tiu
h..ve I hut piece of pie you gave me."
, Trouble Experienced by Novelists
TS OM tbb PtMrMta Hot 0
ta Mass at Masse if
P e Ilea Style
AU the sMehsnism of novel writing '
nas a fascination for the general pub-;
lie, and no part more so than the fit- j
ting of names to tho character. Why
certain appellations are ehoaen whose I
aptuess and quaintnesa at once strikes j
the reader ia a question of great in
toraat Tn old-fashioned tale and j
plays, with their Sneerwella, Back-!
Mtes, Bolaira, tc, and the later case,
Thackeray's Kewcomes, follow the j
simple nil of descriptive names, but '
the raison d'etre of the many thousands
which constantly absorb the public in- j
tarest is utterly uncertain. j
Dickens, it is well known, ransacked i
old London tar quaint and curious
nanxa Shop signs wen his special
hnntinir cround. and in this ha bad a
French counterpart. Balsas. Thcatory
is a twice told tale how the great nov
elist dragged his companion through
Paris one memorable night in search
of a name to fit some one of his stu
pendous creation, and just u the
dawn was beginning to break and the
companion' strength was failing s
sign was found which bore a name
sufficiently outlandish to auit even
Balzac's taste. The name one given,
ha was wont to declare it grew to the
character so that separation was to
him utterly impossible.
Such a separation was recently en
forced on an author. Miss Anna B.
Walker, well known from her many
charming books, and even more famous
as the sister of eiusan Warner, who
wrote "The Wide, Wide World,"
planned a book which was to treat of
West Point Uie. In searching for a
name for her hero, which would not
be likely to appear in any army regis
ter, an old name came to her mind
one tnat she had not heard for more
than fifty years, and then only once
the owner having been a client of her
father. She recalled hearing him com
ment of the strangeness of the name,
and only that circumstance impressed
it on her memory. '
The book was written, with the hero
bearing the quaint old name, but when
she submitted it to the publishers she
was informed that there was some one
living of that name who decidedly ol '
jested to having it appear "in a book." I
distinctive as it was through its odd- j
ness. With inward protest the patient j
author then set about to find r.uoiher j
name, but the personality of her hero i
had become indissoluble bound to her
first choice, and no other one seemed :
to fit it -N. Y. Herald. I
DEATH OF A FAMOUS GANDt.. .
Ha Was a Daooy Fowl KoU4 far tks Su -mm
of til. iiatnada, j
The sad news of the death of oh!
"Mingo" haa come to the gunners aloru: ;
the line of the Old Colony road, and if j
he was only a gander he had a host of
friends, says the Boston Globe. He baa
been at Widgeon point at the lake now ;
for more than thirty years and was one
of the wisest and moat deceptive birds ,
that ever decoyed the northern wan-
derer from his journey to the guns of j
Old Mingo gained his name many 1
years ago from the remark of one of '
the gunners who was shooting over i
him. It wa about the time of the f
blcidy revolution in San Domingo. The i
old chap was struck by a stray shot, j
and the gunner picked him up and took
hint into the pen with all the solicitude
of a true sportsman. There was blood i
on the gunner' hands and tears in his
eyes, and from that day the old chap
was called Mingo, named after the
island on .which so much blood was be-
When the other decoy were unable
to entice the northern strangers from '
their course, old Mingo was tried, and j
he seldom if ever failed of attracting j
their attention and gaining their good '
will, for the time being at leant
Whether he had a peculiar tone to hi
voice or whether he was a professional
"masher" will never be known, but his
record was second to none aloi.g the
shores of that sportsmen's paraduie, and :
the gunner had all the game they '
wanted u Mingo could catch the atten
tion of the geese.
After hi long and faithful service
old Mingo seemed to know just how to
work and when to put in his very best
efforts. His ideas of enticing the geese '
seemed baaed on principles which were '
on a good foundation. He seldom ,
failed, and the old fellow has made,
money for his owners and lot of sport :
for the best gunners in the county. If
there was a tenderfoot in the shooting '
camp be was cautioned to look out and
not hit Mingo, but he at last fell a vie-;
tim to the gun of an amateur who was
somewhat excited. j
Mingo was owned by Thomas Arnold, !
of North Abington, and Mr. Arnold
says that if a man should have offered
him two hundred dollars for the bird it '
would have bees no temptation to him. I
Mingo was just what he wanted, and ;
the most knowing bird in the county.
The gunner gave Mingo a Christian I
burial, and he now rests in a grave dug
for him near his happy hunting ground.
The question of the influence ot tin j
size of seeds upon germination and up- i
on the sine of the plants the, spring j
therefrom has recently been studied
anew by Mr. B. It Calloway, a summsry
of whose conclusions is given by the
Gardeners' Chronicle. The weight and
size of the seed arc of great importance.
A largeseed germinates bctterand more
quickly, and with it one can count uKin
having at the same moment from 80 to
!i0 per cent, of the total crop,whilc with
small seeds the crop reaches maturity
only in successive periods of time, so
that at no moment in gathering the
crop in toto could we have the same
proportion of the whole. Besides,
where with small seeds four successive
crops are obtained, we have six with
large seeds, their evolution occurring
S tffr' .... ""v.
Too will ftnd om ooapoo uulde seen t oano
X a bag, nad U cotipoa and bow to
Albany Furniture Co,
BALTIMORE BLOCK, Albany, Oregon.
Furniture, Carpets, Linolpums, matting, etc.
Picture" and Picture molding.
Undertaking a Specially.
Victors Are Best.
Victor Non Puncturable Tire, No. 103, is the lightest
running wheel on earth. I he best is the cheapest in the
end. Largest stock of second-hand wheels 'on the coast.
Everything as represented. Write for list.
Headquarters for sundries and athletic goods, 130 Sixth
Street aud 311 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon.
OVERMAN WHEEL COMPANY.
W. P.. Kkk.van, Manager.
re go n Central
It. It. CO.
Yaquina Bay Route.
Connectinc HI Wjuinft llov wtlh the San !
Prani-iHco mid aqutua Hay Steamship ;
Sails from Yaquina Bitv evirrv pij;tif ((rvh
fur hun Kraiici'fo. Cnm 1(bv. i'ort Orford.
Trinidad and HimiMdt Hay.
Shortest Home between the Willamette
Valley and California.
Fare trom Alnuny and l'oints West to San
Cabin t 00
SteeraKc 4 (XI
To Coos Bay and Port Orford :
Cabin t (10
To Utiuibuldt Bar:
Cabin 8 00
Bound Trip Good for fid Days Scia!.
Sicamers "ALBANY" and "WM. M
HOAti," newly furnished, leave Altmny
daily, except Saturdays, at H a. m.. arriving
at Portland the sunn: day at 6 V. a.
I'eturniiiK. boats leave Portland same
davs as atiove at 6 a. m., arrivini; at Albany
at 7:45 P. a. J.C.Mavi.
Eliwts eross. Sllji't Bitter Division.
Manager. H. B. Sachy,
H. li. Waliibs, Ae-'t. Opp lievere House
Agent, Uepot Albany,
When in Waterloo call on City llrug
Htore for headache cure.
do to A. E. Davis for soda water,
coco cola, and milk shakes.
B.4B. are the initials of Bach tt
Buhl but their groceries are A. 1.
Ripans Tabules: at druggists.
Ripans Tabules cure headache.
Ripans Tabules: for sour stomach.
Blfsas Tabu) ear oonsUcaUon.
bas and two empona laaldaiecn dumb big.
itt your sham of f&O.OOO In pwar nis.
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J. F. HVDE, Agent,
J-rf-biinou. . Oregon,
Wniitcd.-All girls to know that
'Hoe Cake" will not ninke their
hands red line common snap. Save
the wrappers. Tliey are worth a cent,